MURRAY, Donald Lloyd October 6, 2010

MURRAY, Donald Lloyd - Peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family and friends, on October 6, 2010, at the age of 67. Beloved husband for 49 years to Frances (nee Simmons). Caring and loving father to Karen (Bill Rose) and John (Tammy). Cherished grandfather to Brandon Rose. He will be sadly missed by his brothers Bob Murray (Bev), Bill Murray (Donna). Dear brother-in-law to Jack Simmons (Mary), Sharon Bellamy (Bob) and the late Jim Simmons. Don will be sadly missed by many family and friends.

Don had many accomplishments. He was a Store Manager at Speedy Muffler King, Member of the RHLI Regimental Band, Volunteer with the Stoney Creek Community Policing Centre, Past President of Hamilton East Provincial P.C. Association, Past Senior Riding President of Provincial P.C. Party of Hamilton-Wentworth. Former member and Secretary Stoney Creek Kinsmen Club, Past Member Sir John A. MacDonald Society, Past Candidate Alderman City Ward 5, Past Coach of the Hamilton Lacrosse Association.

PEARSON, Kenneth Walter February 11, 1925 - October 11, 2010

PEARSON, Kenneth Walter - Died peacefully after a long battle with Alzheimer's at the Willowgrove Long Term Care Centre. Ken leaves behind his dear wife of 62 years, Betty. He will be greatly missed by his daughter Sandy and his "girls", his 3 granddaughters, Keri (Scott Mitton), Lisa (Michael Burton) and Kristen. Treasured great-grandpa of Emily and Henry Burton and Keegan Reed. He will also be missed by his surviving sisters Gail Bradley, and Phylis Copeland and his brother Harold. Also survived by many nieces and nephews in Canada and the U.S.

Ken was a member of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Bugle Band for many years and a member of the R.H.L.I. Vets Club. He was retired from Stelco Hilton Works with 31 years of service.

SEMKOWICZ, Michael July 7th, 2011

Peacefully, at Macassa Lodge in his 90th year. Loved husband of Mary (Koziski) for 66 years. Michael is the son of the late Michael and Tekla (Marcinow). Predeceased by step-father Frank Marcinow, step-brother Walter and his wife Gladys Marcinow. Will be sadly missed by many brothers and sister-in-laws especially Olga and Mike Boyda and Stan and Ola Koziski of Hamilton as well as many nieces and nephews.

Michael was an employee of Stanley Steel for 38 years and an active member of the Polish Legion 315 and the RHLI. Entombment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Our Lady of Victory Mausoleum.

ELLISON, Seymour September 3, 1923 - July 9th 2011

WWII Canadian Combat Veteran. He was the loving husband of Alice Ellison (nee Priolo) for 65 years. A devoted and incredible father to Patty and Karl. A cherished grandfather to Staci, Shayne, Brandon and by great-grandchildren Brooke and Cori. Seymour was predeceased by his parents Bessy and Barnet, his sisters Julia, Lilly, Tilly, Annie and brother Saul.

Seymour enlisted with the RHLI after the battle for Dieppe. He volunteered for the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion. Serving as a member with the "Path Finders" in Charlie Co. His unit jumped into France during the wee hours of June 6th "D-Day". He fought through France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Holland and Germany. In the small town of Xanten, Germany, Seymour was severely wounded by 7 machine gun bullets. Seymour returned to Canada and was honourably discharged at the rank of WOII.

Once home, he wasted no time marrying his childhood sweetheart Alice Priolo. Seymour was employed for 36 years with M-F TOR LTD. A union rep of LOC 439 UAW.

Active in the Army, Navy, Airforce Veterans and the R.C.L. In his late 70s, his health began to fail. Even with multiple illnesses, he never complained. He looked after himself, his wife and his family until at age 87 he became confined to a hospital bed. After 8 months on life support in ICU, his battle to live came to an end.

Seymour leaves a legacy as do many War Vets. He lived his life with great pride and honour.He will always be a hero in the hearts and minds of his wife and family. As a husband, a father, grandfather and great-grandfather he will be sadly missed by his loving family. As we will never forget him or his sacrifices he made for us when he passed away, he took with him our love, our respect and undying devotion, for we cherished him more than words can ever express. Love always from Alice, Patty and Karl.

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