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Alice "Louise" Liscumb
B: 1934-07-08
D: 2018-08-17
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Liscumb, Alice "Louise"
Joseph Klug
B: 1939-08-24
D: 2018-08-16
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Klug, Joseph
Robert Wheeler
B: 1930-07-09
D: 2018-08-15
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Wheeler, Robert
Gordon Stone
B: 1935-02-24
D: 2018-08-15
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Stone, Gordon
Stanley Young
B: 1927-08-05
D: 2018-08-14
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Young, Stanley
Ronald Marsh
B: 1930-06-12
D: 2018-08-13
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Marsh, Ronald
Dr. Mehrangiz Afnan
B: 1937-10-30
D: 2018-08-13
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Afnan, Dr. Mehrangiz
Helen Flower
B: 1957-10-18
D: 2018-08-13
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Flower, Helen
Joseph Johnston
B: 1929-12-06
D: 2018-08-12
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Johnston, Joseph
Gaspare "Gus" Carubba
B: 1935-09-12
D: 2018-08-12
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Carubba, Gaspare "Gus"
Isabella Goldstone
B: 1922-12-26
D: 2018-08-11
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Goldstone, Isabella
Denys Guertin
B: 1945-09-23
D: 2018-08-11
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Guertin, Denys
Harold "Art" Griffiths
B: 1924-09-09
D: 2018-08-11
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Griffiths, Harold "Art"
Mary Hutchinson
B: 1947-09-06
D: 2018-08-10
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Hutchinson, Mary
Francesco Graziani
B: 1929-10-18
D: 2018-08-10
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Graziani, Francesco
Isabel Sauer
B: 1934-05-09
D: 2018-08-10
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Sauer, Isabel
Karen Nichols
B: 1955-06-26
D: 2018-08-09
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Neil MacDonald
B: 1927-08-29
D: 2018-08-09
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MacDonald, Neil
Alfreda de la Perrelle
B: 1921-12-02
D: 2018-08-09
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de la Perrelle, Alfreda
Charlene Nusca
B: 1946-04-28
D: 2018-08-08
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Nusca, Charlene
Giuseppe Ciulla
B: 1935-02-22
D: 2018-08-08
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Ciulla, Giuseppe

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485 Brant Street
BURLINGTON, ON L7R 2G5
Phone: 905-632-3333
Fax: 905-632-3600
Sydney Hamber
In Memory of
Sydney Victor
Hamber
1943 - 2017
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Becky Hamber
"Thank you Dad! I love you!"
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The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment) Officers' Mess
"David Jr and David Sr; we should like to offer sincere condolences to you and yo"
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Honorary Colonel (Ret'd) Tim Hogarth The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry
"Sydney's and my paths crossed frequently over the past ten years as our offices "
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Tim Fletcher, Captain (Retired) RHLI
"My condolences to the Hamber family on their great loss. I only knew Syd briefly"
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Chris Minelli
"A wonderful person, and colleague, will be missed. "
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Doug, Kristina and Family
"Sydney, the bonding agent in our family. The bonds strengthen by the many diver"
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Al Lindholm
"A true gentleman of the ages. By for now Syd."
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Gail Christilaw
"Syd made the world a better place, a true gentleman. He will be missed by so ma"
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Greg Brewster
"Only met Syd a few times over the years, but he was a gentleman and an inspirati"
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David Hoffman - colleague
"I am very sorry for your loss and valued Syd as a partner on several projects. "
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  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
  • Please accept my condolences on the loss of your partner.
  • With deepest sympathy for your loss.
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  • Please know our loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.
  • Thinking of you in these difficult times and sending you love.
  • With heartfelt condolences.
  • Wishing you comfort at this sorrowful time.
  • Sharing in your sorrow, thinking of you and wishing I could be there
  • to hold your hand.
  • May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead.
  • Hold tight to memories for comfort.
  • Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
  • As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
  • Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow.
  • You are in our prayers.
  • May your memories give you strength.
  • Remember that we love and care about you.
  • May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

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