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Vollick, William Albert  “Bill"  (VA3WAV)  March 23, 1942 - Sept. 21, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Bill Vollick, at Joseph Brant Hospital on Tuesday, September 21st, 2021, in his 80th year. Bill was the beloved husband of Patricia (Pat) for 56 years and friends for 62 years. Loving Father of Janice (Perry), David (Michelle). Proud and fun-loving Grandpa of Rebecca, Sarah, Adam and Ashley. Loving brother of Joan (Harvey). Nephews, Scott (Anne), Jim (Kelly) and their families. Dear son of the late Webber and Irene Vollick and dear son in law of the late Frank and Leila Wickens.
Bill was a long time active member of East Plains United Church. A Fifty year Mason and Past Master of Burlington Lodge No. 165 A.F.&A.M. a Past Grand Lodge Officer, 32nd Degree Member of the Scottish Rite, Hamilton.
For many years Bill who followed his father Webber, VE3AEV into the hobby, was a member of the Burlington Amateur Radio Club.



We Remember:

Bill Loosley, PEng (VE3JTO) 1916 - 2008

LOOSLEY, William E. "Bill", P.Eng. Peacefully at home, aged 92, with his devoted wife of 63 years Marian (nee Hayes) at his bedside, on June 9, 2008. Predeceased in 2007 by eldest son William (Barbara) of Calgary; his sisters Alice "Jill" and Elizabeth "Betty". Survived by son Thomas (Debra) and their children Sarah and David of Alberta and his daughter Jill of Burlington and her daughter Laurel (Jason) of Ventura, CA. "Jack" is also survived by two great-grandchildren Quinn Ashlynn and Cole of Ventura. Bill was a longtime member of Rotary International, a longtime member and an elder of Port Nelson United Church and a keen member of the Burlington Amateur Radio Club.

Bill McCaslin (VE3ARX) 1921 - 2005

McCASLIN, William Robert Oliver "Bill" (VE3ARX) - Peacefully at St. Olga's Lifecare Centre in Hamilton, on Saturday, June 11, 2005 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Nora (nee Huggins) of Burlington. Loving father of Lynda, Kelly and her husband Ken of Port Elgin, Janice McCaslin of Burlington and R. Allan McCaslin of Little Rock, Arkansas. Cherished grandfather of William (Tracy) and John (Karen), Kelly and great-grandfather of Robert, Peter, Hannah, Shawn and Rachelle. Dear brother of Marjorie (George) Forsyth and Gladys (and the late Charles Lichtenberger). Predeceased by his sister Dorothy and her husband Harold Ryder. Bill was a Veteran of WWII, serving overseas for three years in Rear & Advanced Wireless section of the 2nd Canadian Corps Signals. He was a member of the Hamilton and Burlington Amateur Radio Clubs and was actively involved at Philpott Memorial Church, Hamilton, and was passionate about missions. Bill worked in electrical maintenance at Mercury Mills and retired as an electrical inspector with Ontario Hydro. A member of I.A.E.I.


Bill Montgomery (SR) (VE3EC) - 1979

Suddenly on Friday, April 6, 1979 at his home, 482 Townsend Ave., Burlington, William Thomas Montgomery in his 64th year. Beloved husband of Margaret (Donaldson) Montgomery, dear father of William John and his wife, Elleen of St. Catharines. Brother of John M. Montgomery of Toronto. Loved grandfather of Russell, Daniel and Benjamin Montgomery.


Bill Sikma (VE3WIM) - 2007

Willem "Bill" Sikma SK, Sunday, December 2, 2007 Oakville, Trafalgar Memorial Hospital A long time member of the Burlington Amateur Radio Club. TIME TO REMEMBER I was saddened to hear that Willem Sikma, VE3WIM became a silent key this morning at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. He had been hospitalized for some time. I will always remember Bill for his spectacular photography presentations. He shared this hobby using multi-screen shows with amateurs at the OARC 'desert night' events. Bill had many hobbies including gliding which he covered in one of his photographic shows. His many amateur radio interests included satellite and digital modes. Russ, VE3JUZ Oakville Beaver Announcement SIKMA, Willem- Peacefully on Sunday December 2, 2007 at the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Willem beloved father of Dave and his wife Lorene, Mike and his fiance Naomi. Dear grandfather of Kiefer, Kaelen and Shea. Sister Tini and her husband Quinten. Visitation will be held on Friday December 7, 2007 from 9am to 11am at the Oakview Funeral Home, 56 Lakeshore Road West (one block east of Kerr St.) Oakville. Funeral service in the Chapel on Friday at 11am. Interment Memorial Gardens in Guelph.



Bob Carlson (VE3YVR) 1933 - 2009

CARLSON, Robert I. (Bob) Peacefully at St. Peter's Hospital, Hamilton, on Thursday, November 5, 2009, in his 77th year. Bob was a loving father and grandfather, and will be dearly missed by his son Michael of Alberta, his daughter Catherine (Cathy) Arthur and her husband Rick of Waterloo, his grandchildren Valerie, Siobhan, Tom, Hugh and Meaghan. Bob was an avid member of the Southern Ontario Soaring Association for over 40 years and served as Presidents of both S.O.S.A. and the Soaring Association of Canada. In addition, he served as an instructor at S.O.S.A., a President of the Royal Aero Club of Canada and represented Canada at the F.A.I. Sport Aviation Meetings. He will be fondly remembered by his many friends and acquaintances.


Bob Fugard (VE3DUF) - 2011

FUGARD, Robert J. (Bob) After a brief illness, at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, Bob Fugard of Burlington, in his 86th year. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Fugard. Predeceased by his daughter, Beverley Ann Tanner. Survived by her husband Keith Tanner and family, son Robert (Bud) (Pam) Fugard and his family, Meagan and Makena and daughter Janice Czuba and family. Dear brother of Cyril (Martha) Fugard and Arlene (late Jack) Banner. Also lovingly remembered by his special friend Hertha Hobart. Bob was a veteran of WWII where he served with the RCAF Lancaster Squadron 433 achieving the rank of Flight Sergeant, was a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 60, Burlington, a founding member and former president of the Burlington Amateur Radio Club, the director of membership of the Bomber Command Association of Canada, a member of the Air Force Association of Canada, a volunteer at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and was awarded the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal for service to his country. Special thanks to Dr. Adam Grzeslo, the nurses of the 6th Floor JBMH, the Occupational and Physical Therapy Departments for their kind care.


Bob Renison (VE3BEW) - 1984

At home on July 14, 1984, Robert John Bristol Renison, beloved husband of Joan Bonnar Peat. Dear father of Robert J. Jr. and his wife Shari. Grandfather of Paige Ann. Dear brother of George E. Renison, of Toronto.


C.E. Neil Hobart (VE3NNH) 1927 - 2014

HOBART, C. E. Neil Peacefully at the Wellington Park Care Centre, Burlington on Monday April 21, 2014 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Nancy Hobart. Loving father of Margie Shearer (Frank) and Jamie Hobart (Nancy). Dear grandfather of Carrie-Anne Shearer (Mike Copeland) and Matthew Shearer. Neil is pre-deceased by his brother Jack Hobart. Lovingly remembered by his sister-in-law Dorothy Hobart, his nephews Rick and Don Hobart and the Bryson Family. Cremation with interment In Coburg, ON


Charles Pereira (VA3WCP) 1958 - 2012

PEREIRA, Charles William After an illness, passed away at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at the age of 54. Charles is predeceased by his parents Richard Pereira and Kay Wiggins. He will be fondly remembered by his family, friends and caregivers. Special thanks to Monique Eveley, Kelly Wicks and Patty and Chris of Bethany House, and Nancy of the Red Cross for their friendship and compassion. Former Member Burlington Amateur Radio Club


Charles "Bud" Kern (VE3CAE) 1931 - 2013

Charles "Bud" Kern January 1931 to August 2013 With dignity, in hospital, Perth, ON., after a short battle with cancer, on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013. Bud Kern, of Perth, at the age of 82 years. Bud was predeceased by his wife, Mary Ann (nee Richardson) Kern. Beloved husband of Jean Beverly Kern (nee Bearden). A much loved father. Survived by Bud and Mary's children: Jane Elizabeth (Huey) Kennedy, of Burlington, Janice Lynn Kern, of Lanark, and Charles Erik (Laura Lee) Ken, of Ottawa. Also survived by Bud's step-daughters: Susan Beverly (Robert) Moore, of Toronto, Barbara Gwen (Gord) Storie, of Vancouver, Lois Irene (Larry) McPhee, of Lanark, Nina Mary Dorothy (Roel) Lancee, of Calgary, and Marth Jane (Shawn) of Chadwick, of Aurora. Also left to mourn his loss is his brother Robert (Helen) Kern, of Vernon, BC, as well as his loving grandchildren and great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Bud spent 46 years in a lovingly devoted marriage to Mary, and after dating for 5 years, had a wonderfully fun and loving 7 years being married to Jean. Early in his career he worked full time, while attending McGill University in the evenings. He spent his whole career working for the same company for 32 years, starting in an entry level position and after many promotions, retiring as an |Assistant Vice President with Lloyd's Bank, now known as HSBC. Bud was a devout Christian, his whole life, and he drew comfort from his faith as the end neared. He served his church faithfully for over 20 years. His passions in life were; his faith, his family, flying as a private pilot, his cottage and the Ham radio club, and numerous service organizations. Bud will be lovingly remembered by all who knew him.


Cliff Rhodes (VE3CXR) 1934 - 2012

RHODES, Clifford Edwin - April 26, 1934 to October 21, 2012 - Passed away suddenly, on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at his home. Beloved husband of Marie and dear father of Andy and Greg. Cliff was predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Laurene Rhodes. After graduation from Ryerson, Cliff taught radar and installation at the Clinton Air Base followed by a few years at the National Research Council in Ottawa. He then attended O.C.E. and began a dedicated enthusiastic teaching career in Hamilton until his retirement in 1989. Cliff had a life-long thirst for knowledge and a love of gardening. He will be sorely missed by his extended family and friends.


Dave Sparrow (VA3XY, VE3XYY) 1935 - 2011

SPARROW, David (1935 - 2011) Passed away on July 18, 2011 peacefully in his sleep with his loving wife by his side. Beloved husband to Claudia Stewart with whom he shared many adventures and happy times. Dear father to Greg (Nancy) and Peter (1989). Cherished Papa to Christopher and Mitchell. Dear brother to Margaret Sparrow. Beloved son-in-law to Elsie McCracken. Predeceased by his first wife Doreen Sparrow (nee McCracken). David will be sadly missed by his extended family.


Donald Edward Burgess (VE3ERB) 1919 - 2014

BURGESS, Donald Edward Passed away peacefully at the Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington, on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the age of 95. Don Burgess will be sadly missed by his family and friends. He served as a Flight Lieutenant with the Aeronautical Engineer branch of the Royal Canadian Air Force for over 26 years and then as a manager at Uniroyal. As were Don's wishes, a private family cremation has taken place. As an expression of sympathy, donations made to the Knox Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or Mission Services would be greatly appreciated. (Arrangements entrusted to SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, BURLINGTON, 905-632-3333). - See more at: Don Burgess Don was an Amateur Radio Operator, Member of the Masonic Lodge, was active with the Wood Turning Association of Ontario, spent many years riding with the Retreads Motorcycle Club riding around North America. Very active in Life even still driving well into his 90’s


Ed Charlesworth (VE3ZF) 1921 - 2006

CHARLESWORTH, Edward - At the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington on Saturday, May 27, 2006, Ed Charlesworth of Burlington, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Shirley. Ed is also lovingly remembered by Shirley's children, Daniel, Dianna, Douglas, Deborah and their families and by his late sister Edith Knowle's children, Bernice, Ed, Glen and their families. Ed was a Veteran of WWII where he served with the 17th Hussars and was a member of the Burlington Ham Radio Club call sign VE3ZF. Former Member Burlington Amateur Radio Club


Frank Walker (VE3EEL) - 1999

Frank Walker - Suddenly on Monday, September 27, 1999. Loving husband of Shirley. Dear father of Michael and of Lori Johnson and grandfather of seven. He was a member of the R.C.L., Branch 60, a member of the Burlington Amateur Radio Club and an employee of Terrace Lincoln Mercury, Burlington.


Geoff Legg (VE3GLL) - 2001

Unexpectedly on October 4, 2001 at the McMaster Medical Centre, in his 77th year, Geoff Legg, beloved husband of the late Kay Legg. Father of Nigel and Lynn, Roger and Diane and Stephen and Carm. Dear grandpa of Nadine and Kyle. Also survived by his sister Wynne of England.


George Clow (VE3FGB) 1925 - 2016

CLOW, George Passed away peacefully at The Village of Tansley Woods, Burlington, on Sunday, August 28, 2016. George was the deeply loved husband of Vera Linton in the 69th year of their marriage. He was predeceased by his parents John and Winifred Clow, by his sister-in-law Audrey Stegen and his brother-in-law George Thomas Linton.


Jack Stewart (VE3FBZ) 1925 - 2009

STEWART, Jack Keith Peacefully at Cama Woodlands Nursing Home, Burlington on Wednesday, August 5, 2009, with his loving family by his side, in his 85th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Frances for 60 years, loving father of Terry, and Wayne and his wife Beth. Cherished grandpa of Ben and Chris. Dear brother-in-law of Gordon Miller and his wife Joan, Margaret Singleton, and Irene Miller. Jack was predeceased by his parents Harold and Jennie Stewart and his brother David. Jack will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Jack was a Veteran of the Canadian Merchant Navy. Former Member Burlington Amateur Radio Club


Jake Csatary (VE3AE, VE3FYY) 1928 - 2007

Julius "Jake" Gustav Csatary SK, Monday October 29, 2007 In his 80th year. Beloved husband to Barbara (nee Porter) Csatary for 54 years. Loving father of Debbie Murphy (George) of Geraldton, Shelley Henley (Norm) of Cochrane, Mark (Val) of Smithville, Barbara Michaud (Brian) and John (Paula) both of Grimsby. Cherished grandfather of Tyler, Aaron, Anthony, Adam, Brittanya, Logan, Catharine, Mark, Michael, Cameron, Justine, Marty (Lisa), Jay, Chad, Joey, Candice, Danette, Nicole, Johnny and great-grandson Jake. Predeceased by sisters Yolan and Helen. Jake was heavily involved in Amateur Radio in the Burlington and Hamilton areas. He was very instrumental in the establishment of Ham Radio Repeater Stations and in training and licensing Ham Radio Operators. Jake was also instrumental in establishing radio/telephone patches from overseas armed service personnel and their families at home.


John Anthony Hayhurst (VE3FBX) 2015

HAYHURST, John Anthony Peacefully at Park Avenue Manor on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at the age of 98. John was a devout man who has gone to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Devoted and loving husband of Agnes for 68 years. Loving father of Bernard (Toni). Grandfather of Lindsay (Dave), Sarah (Kobe), and Paul. Great-Grandfather of Xavier and Carter. John is survived by his sisters Margaret, Joy, Winifred and Betty. Predeceased by siblings Mary, Thomas and Frances. Cremation has taken place. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, 287 Plains Road East, Burlington on Saturday January 2, 2016 at 11a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of John are asked to please consider the Canadian Cancer Society. Thank you to the kind and caring PSW’s of Acclaim Health for their support and compassion.


John Mokren (VE3BFY) 1927 - 2012

MOKREN, John (retired from Bell Canada) on Tuesday January 3, 2012 at Mount Nemo Nursing Home, Burlington. John, in his 85th year, formerly of Guelph, ON. Beloved husband of 51 years to Elizabeth (nee Bishop). Loving father of Tyler (Franca), and Curtis (Tamara). Survived by sister Stella McIvor of Guelph. Private cremation has taken place. On line condolences can be made at . Arrangements entrusted to Dodsworth & Brown Funeral Home, Burlington Chapel, 905-637-5233. If desired, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Society. Charter Member Burlington Amateur Radio Club


Les Armstrong (VA3WLA) 1933 - 2014

Les Armstrong Peacefully on Friday, January 24, 2014 at Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton at the age of 80. Beloved husband of Peggy. Loving father of Wally (Maggie), Leslie (Jeff) and Russell (Tracie). Cherished grandfather of Sean, Taylor, Kristen, Lindsay, Blake, Karlie and Lauren and great grandfather of Makayla. Les will be dearly missed by his brothers Frank (May) Armstrong and Chris “Beezer” Armstrong (Betty Morden). Predeceased by his sister in law Donna Armstrong. After retiring from the Ontario Potato Board in 1998, Les became active in his community by supporting many organizations including the Burlington Historical Society, Freeman Station, Power Squadron, 50 Point Yacht Club, Burlington Ham Radio Club as well as volunteering with the City of Burlington.


Les Wetham (VE3QE) -1987

Les Wetham At the Henderson General Hospital on Sunday, May 24, 1987, Leslie Andrew, loved husband of Isa Burns and father of Susan Dignan, Colleen Chutko and Anthony Whetham. Father-in-law to John Dignan and John Chutko. Special grandfather to Krystopher, Kelly, Leah and Jay. Les was an employee of Dofasco for 45 years and served in World War II with the RCAF. Private family service followed by cremation. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Ontario Heart Foundation or the Cancer Research Foundation.


Max Seigler (VE3HYI) 1927 - 2000

Suddenly at his home in Burlington, Ontario on Friday January 14, 2000. Max Siegler age 73. Beloved husband of Natalie (nee Oakler) Siegler. Loving father of Hans and wife Karolina of Hamilton, Ingrid and husband Don Banks of Burlington and Cathy and her husband Randy Stewart of Nova Scotia. Loved grandfather of Ester, Dario and Graham.


Mel Riddell (VE3QU) 1915 - 1997

Peacefully at McMaster Medical Centre on Saturday, March 1, 1997, Melville David Riddell in his 83rd year of Waterdown. Much loved husband of Thelma. Loved father of Melville Thomas Riddell, Joan & John Parker and Brian Riddell all of Burlington, Sharon & Lanny Cooper and Wayne & Judy Riddell both of Dundas and John & Dinny Riddell of Waterdown. Fondly remembered by 17 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Survived by his sister Marjorie (Mrs. Dave Evered) of Hamilton. Predeceased by his granddaughter Erin Lorraine, his sister Viola Saunders and his brother Gerald Riddell. Mr. Riddell was a lifetime member of the Hamilton Branch of the I.P.E. And a member of the Quarter Century Wireless Club. If desired as an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to either the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.


Mike Cobb (VE3MWR) 1947 - 2006

COBB, Michael William - Peacefully, at his home in Burlington, after a courageous battle, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, December 9, 2006, at the age of 59. Now together forever with his beloved wife Elaine (nee Long). Loving father of Alicia Moffat and her husband Albie of Burlington, Geff Freeland and his wife Liane of Victoria B.C. Cherished grandfather of Taylor, Cassidy and newest arrival Jayde. Dear brother of Susan Vermeer (Chris), predeceased by his parents Cyril and Kathleen Cobb. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews and extended family members. After 30 years of service, Mike retired as a dispatcher from the OPP. Former Member Burlington Amateur Radio Club


Noel Eaton (VE3CJ) - 1996

Noel Eaton VE3CJ SB QST @ ARL $ARLB068 ARLB068 Noel Eaton, VE3CJ, SK ZCZC AG48 QST de W1AW ARRL Bulletin 68 ARLB068 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT October 1, 1996 To all radio amateurs SB QST ARL ARLB068 ARLB068 Noel Eaton, VE3CJ, SK IARU President Emeritus Noel B. Eaton, VE3CJ, of Waterdown, Ontario, Canada, died September 28, 1996. He served as IARU president from 1974 until 1982 and was long active in Amateur Radio. Eaton also served as ARRL Canadian Division Director. Upon learning of Eaton's passing, IARU Region 2 President Tom Atkins, VE3CDM, called him ''a highly respected and widely known personality in the international Amateur Radio community.''


Rae Baker (VE3CZN) 1930 - 2014

BAKER, Rae Bruce VE3CZN (SK) Passed away peacefully at the Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington, on Monday, November 3, 2014, at the age of 84. Rae Baker, beloved husband of Marta Baker (nee Garbens). Dear father of Mark (Julie) and Lee Banheghi (Neil). Cherished grandfather of Karolyn. Brother of Richard Baker. Rae will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends. Long-time enthusiastic amateur radio operator. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations made to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. (Arrangements entrusted to SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, BURLINGTON, 905-632-3333). Former President and Member Burlington Amateur Radio Club


Randy Brinkman (VE3RXB) 1940 - 2011

BRINKMAN, Randolph P.F. At McNally House Hospice, Grimsby, went to be with his Lord and Saviour, on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at the age of 71. Dear husband of Lynne (nee Maier) for 44 years. Dear father of Paul (Susanne) of St. Catharines and Jonathan (Shelley) of St. Anne’s. Devoted grandfather of Abigail, Sullivan, Tucker, Hailey and Ashley. Former Member Burlington Amateur Radio Club


Reinhard Schierling (VE3YLF) 1930 - 2014

Schierling, Reinhard November 9, 1930 - September 5, 2014 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Reinhard (Ray) Schierling. He was a retired 40 year employee of Ford Motor Company, Oakville. He will be missed by his wife Erika, sons Randy(Sharron), Ralph and daughter Heidi (Ron), grandchildren Warren, Troy (Gab), Ian and Michelle and great grandchild Emelia. He is also survived by family in Germany. Visitation will be held at OAKVIEW FUNERAL HOME, 56 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville on Sunday September 7th, 2014 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel of Oakview Funeral Home on Monday September 8th, 2014 at 11 a.m. If you wish, memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Kidney Foundation would be appreciated. Former BARC Member


Rene Bouchard (VE3QRB)

BOUCHARD, Rene A. Suddenly at the Joseph Brant Hospital on May 30, 2016, in his 81st year. Loving husband and best friend of Geraldine. He will be sadly missed by his friends at the Royal Canadian Legion Burlington, Branch 60, where he was a life member and veteran's officer. He was a 22 year veteran of the Canadian Army. He was honourably discharged, having attained the rank of Sergeant. Rene was also treasurer of the Burlington Amateur Radio Club and will be missed by his fellow members. Cremation has taken place. There will be no service. Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home.


Richard William "Bill" Raycroft (VE3RIR) 1927 - 2012

RAYCROFT, Richard William "Bill" Passed away at Carpenter Hospice, Burlington on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the age of 82. Loving husband of Mary Audrey (nee Brown). Dear father of daughter Kathryn White, and son Robert Raycroft. Cherished gramps of Taylor White and missed by his faithful friend "Theo". Brother of Betty Farris, Joan English, Donna Scott, Patricia Pringle and Dick Raycroft. Bill's family are extremely thankful for the amazing support and care received over the past year from their church (Catch the Fire Toronto), the various departments of the CCAC team, the St. Elizabeth nurses, especially Peggy and Anne Liese and most recently the compassionate staff of the Carpenter Hospice. Former Member Burlington Amateur Radio Club


Roger Paradise (VE3LWL) 1942 - 2005

PARADISE, Roger Mason (VE3LWL) - Passed away at his home in Burlington, on Monday, June 13, 2005, in his 64th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Sandra (nee Hobbs) for over 36 years. Loved father of Jennifer Paradise-McCurdy and her husband James of Burlington. Cherished grandfather of Gavin and Gage. Dear son of Raymond and the late Doris, and brother of Wendy Carter and her husband John, all of England. Son-in-law of Elizabeth Hobbs and brother-in-law of Bill Hobbs and Dave Hobbs and his wife Liz, all of Kitchener. Roger will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. Roger worked for Compair in Oakville for 47 years, was a HAM Radio operator for 25 years, a member of the Burlington Amateur Radio Club, a member of R.C.L. Branch #60, Burlington for 27 years and the International Order of Foresters for 35 years.


Rolfe Bjerke (VE3KTB) - 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Survived by his XYL Mary and Son, Karl, VE3GUN


Ron Agnew (VE3QRA) 1942 - 2004

AGNEW, Ronald "Ron" - Peacefully on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton, with his family by his side, in his 63rd year. Beloved husband of Carol of 37 years. Loving father of Cyndi, Bruce, Carolyn and her husband Sean and grandpa of Tyler. Son of Olive and the late Tom Agnew. Loving brother of Linda Stelling and her husband Walter.


Ron Poppe (VE3IUJ) 1934 - 2005

POPPE, Ronald Sydney "Ron" - Ron passed away peacefully in Oakville on Sunday, February 13, 2005, age 71. Beloved husband and friend of Jackie. Dear father of Glen of Hamilton and Russ and Marianne of Burlington. Proud grandpa of Ron, Mike, Stephanie, Samantha and Lescia. Also survived by his sister Eileen (Allan) Tremills of Mount Forest. Long time friend of Bill Wilson.


Ronald Jeffery (VE3VRJ)

JEFFERY, Ronald Sept. 24, 1929 - Dec. 6, 2014 Ronald passed away at Haldimand War Memorial Hospital and is survived by his loving wife Judy, sons Larry, Simon, Tim and Mark, and daughter Laura, daughter-in-law Josie, granddaughter Emily and sister Bubs of Australia. The family wishes to thank the nursing staff LTC unit for their kindness and for the caring way they looked after Ronald. Instead of a funeral service, a Celebration of Life will take place at 521 Marshall Road, Dunnville at 2pm on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Family and friends are invited to attend.


Stan Prowse (VE3JSP) 1936 - 2009

PROWSE, James Stanley (Stan) Peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital on Thursday, April 23, 2009, in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Joan Alexander (Hooton). Dear father of Cheryl and her husband David Kirkpatrick, and Patrick Hooton. Loving G'Pa of Sarah and Ryan. Brother of Ed and his wife Violet, Harold and his wife Isabel, Betty and her husband Les. Predeceased by brother Fred. Brother-in-law of Marion, Al Alexander and his wife Joanna. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Stan was very active in many service clubs in Hamilton and area.


Taito (Ted ) Nikolai Simola (VE3DXG)

SIMOLA, Taito (Ted) In loving memory of Ted Simola, born November 30, 1931 in Rouyn, Québec, who passed away peacefully Thursday, November 7, 2013 at the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice (Hamilton). Beloved husband for 52 years of the late Christina. Loving father to the late Terry Farnell (2008) (Madeleine) of North Bay, Heather Ann (Claude Poulin) of Dundas, Ingrid (Dino Bagnariol) of Stoney Creek, and Sheldene Simola of Peterborough. Dear brother of the late Tauno, Niilo, and Leah. Grandfather of Sean Farnell, Christina Nodder (Rusty), Amy and Julia Bagnariol. Great-Grandfather of Teri, Sara, Nicholas, Teagan, and dear friend of Dawn Totten. At Ted’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral service. If desired, donations to the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice ( or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.


Ted Barrette (VE3TED, VE3FK, VE3IMN) 1954 - 2013

Edward Joseph (Ted) Barrette - On Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Hamilton General Hospital. Beloved husband of Joy Barrette. Loving father of Ron Barrette, Elizabeth (Nathan) Dykstra and Jennifer (Mike) Barrette. Cherished grandfather of Michael and Andrew. Ted is survived by his mother Verna Barrette and predeceased by his father Gordon and brother Michael. He will be fondly remembered by his uncle, Ron McCorkell. April 1954 to March 2013


Tom Watson PEng. (VE3CYL) - 2012

Watson, Tom, PEng. - VE3CYL (Crazy Young Ladies) - passed away on Saturday, July 14th after contracting pneumonia. Tom was born and raised in Toronto. After high school, he moved to Montreal where he attended McGill University, graduating from the Engineering Program as an Electrical Engineer, later attaining standing as a Professional Engineer (PEng.). During his career, Tom, - worked in the northern Arctic and Northwest Territories on the Defense Early Warning System; He also worked for the following companies, in his field: - International Syscom - Canadian Standards Association - CN Rail, Signals and Communications Division After retiring, Tom trained as a Home Inspector, inspecting homes on behalf of prospective purchasers. Tom was also an inventor with several patent registrations. Tom was also an author of several articles for various electronic magazines. His crowing accomplishment was the publication of his book, "The Blue Diamond". Tom's other interests included the "ToastMasters"; the art of magic and magic tricks, antique cars, particularly cars propelled by steam and old steam trains; and, old aircraft; with respect to radio, Tom loved the hunt for old crystal radio sets, free energy and amateur radio in general. Tom was an amateur for over 60 years. Tom was an active member of the Burlington Amateur Radio Club for many years, excelling to the Presidency in 1994 - 1995. He served as the Past President for the following three years. Ontario Hamfest was never complete without Tom volunteering to provide security at the fairground and then during the event he would serve as the "Chief Garbologist", making sure that the fairgrounds were returned to the Agricultural Society in better condition than they were received. He was often ways present at the impromptu lunches and 4 o'clock coffee klatches where ever they happened to be and a regular at the Club breakfast on Saturday mornings. On Sunday, Tom would be off to Fruitland, to the STOP 50 Restaurant for breakfast and "Show-And-Tell", with many other hams from the Golden Horseshoe area. He had many friends, some that would be sure to give Tom a ride when he couldn't make the trip otherwise. As an engineer for Marconi, where Tom played a major role in radio design, he was also active with various amateur radio activities as VE2NN. He also has an extended career with CN Rail that took him to many places in Canada, including the Yukon and The Northwest Territories. One summer, he and Carole took the train back to the Yukon for a nostalgic reunion experience. Tom has worked for 10 years in the Arctic in the beauty of the north country on the Defence Early Warning System D.E.W. Line as an Electronics Engineer involved with communications. While he worked in the Arctic he discovered the wildlife such as polar bears, seals, birds and crystal clear rivers that flowed into large beautiful clear lakes. Mountains and valleys covered in trees and snow look like a picture postcard. (Excerpt from "The Blue Diamond") Tom also wrote his book, "The Blue Diamond", into which he poured a lot of tender loving care, with help from his extended family.

William (Bill) Monds (SWL) 1939 - 2014

MONDS, William John It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bill on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the age of 75. Survived by his loving wife, Eleanor (nee Little). Cherished father of Scott, and Steve (Cecilia) and father-in-law of the late Jennifer. Proud grandfather of Coralyn, Tamara, Caitlin, Hudson, and Rebekkah. Loving brother of Elizabeth (Ken) Knight and Ken (Cathy). Bill will be sadly missed by extended family and friends.

HAIGHTON, F.R.E. "Rob" (1937-2016) P. ENG.

Passed away at Joseph Brant Hospital, on Friday, December 2, 2016, at the age of 79. Beloved husband of Diana (nee Anderson) for 54 years. Cherished father to Andrew (Lois) and Peter (Nichole). Dear grandfather of Amethyst, Emerald, Topaz, Jasper, Rachel, David, Mary and Joanna. Brother of Jill Hill. Born in England, he immigrated to Canada with Diana and Andrew in 1965. Rob was a past Master of Burlington Lodge No.165, A.F. & A.M., a charter member and past Master of Wellington Square Lodge No. 725, A.F. & A.M., member of the Scottish Rite-32nd Degree, the York Rite, White Oak Chapter No.104 of the Royal Arch and very excellent companion of Royal Arch Masonry. Rob, an Active Ham Radio Operator known as VE3FRH, was also a long time member of the Burlington Amateur Radio Club. He was a past president of AMSAT North America and instrumental Founding Member of ARISS space satellite systems. Visitation at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line (one stop light north of QEW), BURLINGTON (905-632-3333), on Sunday, December 18, 2016 from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm with Masonic Service to begin at 8:30 pm. For those who wish, donations in memory of Rob to the Joseph Brant Memorial Foundation, to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

REID, Allan,  Don -  VE3DRA Peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Verna Reid. Loving father of Steven Reid (Laura), Shawn Reid and Nancy McDonagh (Tom). Cherished grandfather of Kyle, Korey, Casey and Nicole. Don is survived by his sister Muriel. Predeceased by his parents Joshua and Florence and siblings Jim, Charles, Florence and Marjorie. Don is a retired employee of the Burlington Fire Department, he will be fondly remembered for his love of the cottage. Visitation at SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of QEW), BURLINGTON (905-632-3333), on Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 1p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Don to the Hamilton General Hospital Burn Unit would be greatly appreciated.  Member of the Burlington Amateur Radio Club.

ROBINSON, Kenneth George 'Ken' - (VE3WN) - 

Passed away on February 21, 2017, in his 94th year. Husband of the late Dorothy for 62 years.

Father of Mike (Judy), Dave and Steve (Pam). Grandfather of Bailey, Adam, Taylor, Matt and Myles.

In accordance with his wishes, there will be no funeral. Cremation has taken place.

For those who wish, donations in memory of Ken to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted with Smith's funeral home, Burlington.

SUMMERS, John, Brian - VE3DUO

 July 26, 1943 - November , 2017. At the age of 74. It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Brian after a lengthy illness, surrounded by his family at Joseph Brant Hospital. Loving husband to Mariette (nee Vachon), caring father to Joanne Bero (Steve), James Summers (Lissa), Greg Summers (Lianne), John Summers. Cherished grandfather to Jacob, Dryden, Makenna, Dillon, Jared, Gian Carlo, Lorelei and Callan. Brother to Jane Dowdell and predeceased by brother Ken and sister Sylvia. Retired from Burlington Fire Department. Long time member of Burlington Amateur Radio Club. Brian, you officially won the "most toys" competition!

TENNANT, John Brian   (VE3NXA)   - November 18,2018

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of John, age 88, on November 18th, as the result of a stroke in Sarasota, Florida. Beloved husband of Margaret Bryant for 17 years, he will be missed by all who knew him. Proud father of Louise, grandfather to Jon, stepfather to Pat (Karen) and Barb (Dave), and brother-in-law to Jim, Paula, Lynn and Rod. John lived life to the fullest. In his youth he raced cars, flew planes and acquired an amateur radio license. At retirement from Monaso Aerospace, he took up lawn bowling and had more time to pursue his interest in photography. Margaret and John enjoyed many years sailing, dancing, playing bridge and wintering in Florida.

CLIFTON, Robert Defriez September 6, 1926 - February 2, 2019 Passed away peacefully at Extendicare on February 2, 2019 in his 93rd year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Katherine Ruth Clifton (neé Crocker). Survived by his children Peter (Katherine), David (Karyl), Nancy Moreau (William), Stephen (Laura) and grandchildren Ross, Wesley, Drew, Sasha, Andrea, Eva, Tanya and Kelsey. Also survived by seven great-grandchildren. Robert was a long time member of the Masonic Lodge, Burlington Amateur Radio Club (VE3BOC)/(VE3YZ), Canadian Warplane Heritage and a retiree from Ontario Hydro. 

LEE, Bryce  (VA3TRN)   May 30, 1946 - February 16, 2019

Eldest son of John Edward (1982) and Jessie Helen (2011) Lee. John Bryce Lee is survived by brother David McIntyre Lee (and Edith Kayser) of Bellaire, Texas USA and their daughter, Catherine Helen Sophie Lee of Cambridge Massachusetts, USA. Also survived by cousins Andy, Bill and Tom Bryce, all in BC. Predeceased by long-time friend Max.

Bryce held basic standing from 1999, and served in a number of executive positions with the Burlington Amateur Radio Club.Fascinated by trains from an early age, Bryce became an avid photographer with one focus. His vast collection of train photos are spread throughout the world, in private and public collections, as well as in numerous rail publications. As a journalist, he contributed to many railway publications, and from 1993-2001 wrote a monthly column "News from Canada" for Railpace Newsmagazine. Bryce was often seen at rail fan club meetings.Bryce loved to ride his GoldWing in full leather, and he loved chasing trains. Passions drove him! He will be missed by many in the circles he shared.


Panopoulos, Mike  (VE3ATX)  November 28, 1960 - June 7, 2020

Mike passed away suddenly at St. Joseph's hospital on Sunday, June 7th. Mike was born in Hamilton on November 28, 1960. He is survived by his partner of many years, Tom Corbett. Mike is lovingly remembered by his brother Mark, sister Donna and Tom's mother Carol Claydon. Mike is predeceased by his parents Dimitrios and Eleanor (neé Burla) and sister Connie (Al) Harris. He leaves behind nephews Tim (Carron) and Darren (Cindy). He will be missed by his great nephews Colin and Lucas and great niece Alicia. Mike started work in the restaurant business initially following in his parents' footsteps. He was an avid ham radio enthusiast and was an active contester. He was part of the Ham Radio community in Burlington and beyond. He also worked in the bar and was owner/operator of the Werx. Mike enjoyed traveling and I have many fond memories of us in Puerto Vallarta and our trips to Italy, Vienna and Prague. Special thanks to Christine and Dr. Rabbat and the St. Joseph's staff. I thank his many friends who have sent messages of condolence. Unfortunately, due to COVID and social restrictions a viewing or service will not be held at this time. We are planning a celebration of life at a later date and will keep friends and family posted. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada would be greatly appreciated by the family. Mike: You lived larger than life. You could fill a room and no one was alone when you were present. You will be cherished and missed by many.

Grantham, Denis  (VE3KVE)   - December 18, 2020

"Hi there. I am Denis’ daughter, Sonia. I wanted to let you know that Denis passed away on Friday night. He had been battling a lot of different ailments, and this past week he declined rapidly. Thankfully he was not in pain and he passed in comfort.

As you likely know, he was an avid Ham. Is there a better term? I have no idea. I just always knew you all as “Hams”, which feels funny, but right at the same time. Your group was his favorite and he felt such a kindred fellowship with you all. It was so great to see that, especially when I was able to join him at a Christmas party not long ago.

GLOBE, Ronald Wayne  (VE3SEP)  Jan. 7, 1947 - Feb. 3, 2021
With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Ronald Globe on February 3, 2021 following a brief illness. Ron leaves his wife of 50 years, Janet Globe and sons Darren Globe (Tanya Lysiak-Globe) and Sean Globe (Carmela Russo) and grandchildren, Lucas and Isabella Globe. Ron’s outgoing personality and sense of humour made him many dear friends wherever he went and enabled him to pursue numerous hobbies like quilting, woodworking and sailing. In addition to traveling and wintering in Texas, Ron was a member of the Burlington Amateur Radio Club and Burlington Boating & Sailing Club. Ron was 74 years old and leaves us after a life well-lived; we cherish the beautiful memories. As per Ron’s wishes, private cremation has taken place. In honour of Ron's memory, donations can be made to Toronto Sick Kids Hospital or the charity of your choice.

Vollick, William Albert  “Bill"  (VA3WAV)  March 23, 1942 - Sept. 21, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Bill Vollick, at Joseph Brant Hospital on Tuesday, September 21st, 2021, in his 80th year. Bill was the beloved husband of Patricia (Pat) for 56 years and friends for 62 years. Loving Father of Janice (Perry), David (Michelle). Proud and fun-loving Grandpa of Rebecca, Sarah, Adam and Ashley. Loving brother of Joan (Harvey). Nephews, Scott (Anne), Jim (Kelly) and their families. Dear son of the late Webber and Irene Vollick and dear son in law of the late Frank and Leila Wickens.Bill was a long time active member of East Plains United Church. A Fifty year Mason and Past Master of Burlington Lodge No. 165 A.F.&A.M. a Past Grand Lodge Officer, 32nd Degree Member of the Scottish Rite, Hamilton.For many years Bill who followed his father Webber, VE3AEV into the hobby, was a member of the Burlington Amateur Radio Club.

Members of the Burlington Amateur Radio Club. All contributed in some way to make the Club what it is today. 

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