Crossman, Marica

Apr 30 1951 - Oct 23 2014

The family of Marica Crossman sadly announces her passing at her home in rural Georgetown, surrounded by family and friends on Thursday, October 23, 2014,
at age 63.

Marica Crossman (Gustin), wife of the late Allan Crossman (2007) and loving mother of Dallan, Susan and Steve. Also deeply missed by sisters, Ana Salvi and Barica Jagodic of Croatia, brother, Vid Gustin of Stoney Creek and their families.

Family and friends will gather from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday October 25, 2014,
at Saint Joseph, Patron of Canada, Roman Catholic Church, 64 Church St. E., Acton.
The Christian funeral mass will follow at 11 a.m.

Cremation and interment at St. Peter's Cemetery, Ostic,
will be at a later date.



Kelly, Terry

Nov 05 1941 - Oct 23 2014

The family of Terry Kelly sadly announces his passing peacefully
at his home in Acton after a long battle with cancer on Thursday, October 23, 2013 in his 73rd year.

Terry Kelly, loving husband of Liz Sigman for 47 years. Dear father of Meirion Kelly and Rosemary James of Toronto. Proud Grandpa of Kayin. Also deeply missed by sister Netta and brothers James, Hugh and Iain and their families.

Terry was an active member of the Iron Workers Union and believed strongly in social justice.

Terry has been cremated and a celebration of his life will be announced in the near future.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Cancer Asssistance Services of Halton Hills (C.A.S.H.H.) who so kindly assisted them in their journey through cancer.



Veit, Christopher Alexander

Sep 26 1960 - Sep 28 2014

The family of Chris Veit sadly announces his passing while on vacation in Miami, Florida, on Sunday September 28, 2014, at age 54.

Christopher Alexander Veit, husband of Ann and loving father of Heather and Eugene Grooms of Acton. Dear "Poppa Veit" of Melisa , Ella, Ross and Jillian. Also missed by siblings, Mike (and Jane), Lindsay (and Carolyn), Andy (and Karen), Candy and their families. Predeceased by parents William and Mavis Veit.

Family and friends will gather at Trinity United Church, 70 Mill St. East, Acton, on Saturday October 25, 2014, for visiting from 1 to 2 pm with the celebration of life at 2 pm. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the local Salvation Army in Acton.



Mackie, Phyllis

Mar 28 1916 - Sep 23 2014

Mackie, Phyllis Jane Mackie of Acton, departed this life to join her mom and dad on Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, at the tender age 98.

She was born in the stone house by the train tracks on Mill Street, was raised in Acton and didn't stray to far from Halton Hills.

Predeceased by her mom (Jane) and dad (James), brother Stan (wife Dorothy), sister Catherine (Fred Sharpe), nephew David (Pat). Loving Aunt to Pat (remarried Robin Cooke) of Dehli, Ontario, Great Aunt to Gord (Jenn) of Fergus and Cameron (Florencia) of Oakville and Great, Great Aunt to Maddie, Alwynn, Sophia and Sienna and best friend to Valerie Slater and her family Stan, Lily Celeste and Drake who will all fondly and forever remember her.

Phyllis' mom and dad moved to Acton from Stonehaven, Scotland about 1906. Jane Christie (Registered Nurse) and James Mackie (an Apprenticed Tanner) were married in St. Alban's Church in April of 1907. James worked at Beardmore Leathers (Tannery) for over 30 years while Jane raised their three children. Everyone was actively involved in St. Alban's church family.

Miss Phyllis attended Acton Public School (now known as Robert Little) and went on to study Stenography in Milton. She worked at the Five and Dime Store, Coopers Drug Store, Acton Pharmacy and Top Discount Pharmacy. Phyllis enjoyed the cosmetic industry as well and took several cosmetology courses so she could be as asset at her job. When she retired from working in Acton she let no moss grow under her feet. Phyllis applied for a drug store assistant's job in Toronto from a newspaper ad and got the job "sight unseen" as she put it, and was proud of it. She continued to commute daily on the GO Bus/Train into Toronto for 27 years. It was while waiting at the bus stop for the GO Bus in a snow storm that she met up with Valerie. They soon became fast friends, commuting together and building a lasting relationship as "Grama" to Valerie and her family.

Phyllis finally retired at 87 from her commute but she was still a going concern. Walking everywhere about town and being self-reliant in most things. She was very proud of being able to stay in her home on Elgin Street, the home that she had lived in since she was 4 years old. When asked about how she stayed so well, she would respond, " eat meat and potatoes" and add "never give up or you've had it". Phyllis was extremely proud of her Scottish heritage and said that is why she was so thrifty and strong willed. Dear Phyllis was a very loyal and devoted daughter taking care of her parents was a priority for her. Though she choose never to be a wife (she broke many hearts), she was a great sister, caring aunt and a true friend to those who knew her. Sadly missed and in our hearts forever.

Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 4th at 11:00 am at St. Alban the Martyr Anglican Church with a reception immediately following. Remembrances may be made to St. Alban's Church. Valerie and Phyllis' family want to thank all those at Extendicare Georgetown for the past three years for their TLC of our precious Phyllis.



Milton, Donald Peter

Oct 29 1929 - Sep 21 2014

Milton, Donald Peter
Of rural Acton, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Sunday September 21, 2014, at age 84. Predeceased by Mae (Wingfield) 2012, his loving wife of 58 years. Dear father of Donna and John Kingsmill, Gary Milton, Peter and Cathy Milton, Cecilia and Dan Wheeler, Jamie and Ruth Milton, Jeffery Milton, and the late Matthew Milton. Loving Grandpa of 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren with 2 more on the way. Brother of the late Joseph (Lois), the late Bernice (late Phil Blaney), the late Jack (Jessie), Charles (late Betty) and Margaret (Ray Blaney).
Donald was very well respected, valued and loved by all whom he crossed paths with. He was active in his church community and served with pride with the Knights of Columbus. He spent many happy hours playing euchre with good friends. He was a conscientious farmer and was always on the look-out for 'treasures' to add to his vast inventory. Donald's greatest love and pride was his family often saying, "Family comes first."
Friends will be received at the Blue Springs Funeral Home, Acton, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with parish prayers at 8:45 p.m. Funeral mass of Christian burial will be at St Joseph, Patron of Canada, Catholic Church, Acton, Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at 11 a.m. Cremation and interment will be at a later date, Fairview Cemetery, Acton.
Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.



Badura, Vittoria

Jul 14 1925 - Sep 08 2014

The family of Vittoria Badura sadly announces her passing at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, on Monday September 8, 2014, after a long and valiant battle with Parkinson's disease,
at age 89.

Vitoria Garfoli, wife of the late George Badura (2004). Beloved mother of Frances and Gary Scott of Grimsby and Paul Badura of Toronto. Survived by brother Joe (Maria) Garfoli of Hamilton.

Vittoria was born in Italy and raised in France. She immigrated to Canada and married George. Settling in Hamilton, she trained and worked as an RNA at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Family and Friends will gather at Our Lady Of Mercy Catholic Church, 58 Dundurn St. N., Hamilton, for a funeral mass of Christian burial, Saturday September 13, 2014 at 9:45 a.m.
Interment, East Lawn Cemetery, Hamilton.
In lieu of flowers, donation to the Parkinson's Foundation or The Beamsville 4 Paws Rescue would be appreciated.


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