Veit, Christopher Alxeznder

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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Shortill, Viola Mary

Jul 14 1921 - Sep 03 2014

The family of Viola Shortill sadly announces her passing at Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus, on Wednesday September 3th, 2014,
in her 94th year.

Viola Mary Spear, wife of the late Harry Shortill (1970) for 23 years. Loving mother of Donna Metcalfe of Fergus, Morley and Deborah Shortill of Hillsburgh, Bonnie Shortill and Gary Murr of Fergus, Arlene and Kirk Wannop of Cambridge and Penny Reid of Fergus. Loving Nana of 15 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren with one on the way. Predeceased by siblings Bessie Preece, Fred Spear, Sidney Spear, Lila Somerville and baby brother Roy. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and neighbours and most everyone she met. Viola was a big part of community life in Ballinafad as owner of the Ballinafad General Store and devoted member of the Ballinafad United Church. She said she had 3 careers. After Harry's death she raised the family and ran the store, worked for her daughter in the jewellery business and babysat the grand kids.
The family will receive friends at the Ballinafad United Church, Friday 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 pm and one hour before the service. The celebration of her life will be in the church at 11:00 am Saturday September 6, 2014. Reception to follow.
In memory of Viola, remembrances may be made to the
Ballinafad United Church or the Canadian Red Cross.

 

 

Brill, Mark

Jun 24 1958 - Aug 27 2014

The family of Mark Brill sadly announces his passing at Georgetown Hospital on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at age 56.

Mark Cedric Brill, loving husband and best friend of Treva Lee of Ballinafad. Dear father of Christopher Brill, Jeffrey Brill and Kalyn Carter and grandfather of Kylah and Dakoda. Much loved son of Lois and the late Tom Walker. Brother of Cindy and Dave Goulding and Karen Brill and John Nesset. Also fondly remembered by nieces, nephews and extended family.

As were Mark's wishes, he has been cremated. The family will celebrate his life at a private service.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.