Obituaries

Karen Paton
B: 1953-11-03
D: 2018-04-25
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Paton, Karen
Paul Kosh
B: 1923-01-29
D: 2018-04-18
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Kosh, Paul
Cassandra Patterson
B: 1990-05-23
D: 2018-04-14
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Patterson, Cassandra
Stephen Stokl
B: 1922-12-04
D: 2018-04-16
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Stokl, Stephen
Kosha Braun
B: 1931-08-13
D: 2018-04-12
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Braun, Kosha
Frances Askin
B: 1923-08-16
D: 2018-03-21
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Askin, Frances
Frieda Tschense
B: 1924-09-08
D: 2018-04-08
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Tschense, Frieda
Christina Greaves
B: 1930-07-08
D: 2018-04-02
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Greaves, Christina
Robert Radigan
B: 1944-09-18
D: 2018-04-03
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Radigan, Robert
Douglas Langdon
B: 1955-05-03
D: 2018-04-05
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Langdon, Douglas
Russell Long
B: 1943-06-04
D: 2018-03-29
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Long, Russell
Sandra Kinsella
B: 1960-11-04
D: 2018-03-28
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Kinsella, Sandra
Elizabeth Jarusauskas
B: 1924-08-07
D: 2018-03-29
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Jarusauskas, Elizabeth
Lorraine Flynn
B: 1922-06-01
D: 2018-03-23
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Flynn, Lorraine
Peter Finn
B: 1928-07-14
D: 2018-03-25
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Finn, Peter
Mario Vecchioni
B: 1957-10-03
D: 2018-03-22
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Vecchioni , Mario
Anna Hurst
B: 1924-03-29
D: 2018-03-23
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Hurst, Anna
Kenneth Marsden
B: 1933-05-26
D: 2018-03-19
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Marsden, Kenneth
Verna Hayes
B: 1921-11-05
D: 2018-03-13
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Hayes, Verna
Belthazar Fontaine
B: 1941-01-15
D: 2018-03-09
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Fontaine, Belthazar
Ida "Angela" Sedran
B: 1923-10-01
D: 2018-03-12
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Sedran, Ida "Angela"

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William P. Dermody, Owner/ Lawyer
Email: bill.dermody@dermodys.com
Office Phone: (905) 383-3331

Bill Dermody was born in Hamilton and started working in our funeral homes while he was in high school. He was trained by three of the best funeral directors in the world- his father Bill, his aunt Felicitas and his uncle Hugh. He graduated from Cathedral Boys High School and studied at Western, McMaster and Mc Gill University. He holds two law degrees. After a stint with the CBC in Ottawa, Bill returned home to Hamilton to offer the families we serve needed support in the areas of Estate Administration and General Counsel. Bill, who is also trained as grief support facilitator, is committed to our acclaimed “Grief Relief” and  “Aftercare” Estate Administration programs. In addition, he offers families a informative “end of life care” Workshops and “Free Will Reviews”.   Bill is married to Judy (nee McIntyre) and they are the proud parents of Erin and Clare.

Paul G. Dermody, President/Funeral Director
Email: paul.dermody@dermodys.com
Office Phone: (905) 572-7900

Paul was born and raised in Hamilton. Attended Cathedral High School and St. Mary’s High School (because he liked Grade 13 so much), then received a B.A. from McMaster University. He then worked for Stelco as a Tour Guide and then in an accounting capacity.  Paul returned to school at Humber College where he graduated with his Funeral Director’s Licence, and has been active ever since in Funeral Services. He is the third generation of his family to provide Funeral Services under the P.X. Dermody Funeral Home name, following his grandfather, P.X., and father William (Bill). Paul is married to Doris, and they are the proud parents of Andrea, Paul, and Alexandra. Funeral Services offers Paul a challenging career in assisting families to take those first steps towards healing from grief. Paul has been honoured the past 4 years in receiving The Hamilton Spectator's Readers Choice Award as the area's favorite Funeral Director

Percy X. Hockton, Owner/ Funeral Director
Email: percy.hockton@dermodys.com
Office Phone: (905) 388-4141
Fax: (905) 575-4444

Percival Xavier, named after his grandfather P.X. Dermody was born in Hamilton, ON and raised in Niagara Falls, ON and the second eldest of four brothers, Percy has been engrossed in the funeral business since birth. Percy’s mother, Felicitas Ann Hockton was one of Canada’s first women to become a licensed funeral director; she and her husband Hugh, also a funeral director, owned and operated the Dermody & Hockton Funeral Home in Niagara Falls. Passionate and dedicated about their work, the couple and their four boys lived above the funeral home for several years. Working in Hamilton since 1990, Percy still calls Niagara Falls home and spends his leisure time fishing at his family cottage in Dunnville, ON and fawning over his marvellous nieces and nephews.

Kim Antolich, Manager/ Funeral Director
Email: kim.antolich@dermodys.com
Office Phone: (905) 388-4141
Fax: (905) 575-4444

Kim was born and raised in Hamilton, ON. She has been a licensed funeral director for over 20 years and has been with the P.X. Dermody team since 1996. She is currently the managing director of our Upper Gage location, and received her Funeral Celebrant Certification in April 2018. She resides in Stoney Creek, ON where she is raising two girls with her husband Mark. Kim enjoys being active, scrapbooking and making memories with her girls.

Kristen Ferby, Funeral Director, CFSP
Email: kristen.ferby@dermodys.com
Office Phone: (905) 388-4141
Fax: (905) 575-4444

Kristen was born and raised in Hamilton, ON. She joined the P.X. Dermody team in 2007 while attending Bishop Ryan High School and Humber College. She studied Funeral Service Education and received her Funeral Directors License in 2009. In her time away from the funeral home, Kristen enjoys being active while playing volleyball and spending time with her family.  

Vanessa Thompson, Manager/Funeral Director
Email: vanessa.thompson@dermodys.com
Office Phone: (905) 388-4141
Fax: (905) 575-4444

Vanessa was born and raised in Hamilton, ON. She graduated from Sherwood Secondary School in 2010. From there she moved on to the Funeral Services Education program at Humber College. She completed her internship with the P.X. Dermody team and received her Funeral Directors License in 2013. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors.

Talisha Paton, Funeral Director
Email: talisha.paton@dermodys.com
Office Phone: (905) 388-4141
Fax: (905) 575-4444

Talisha was raised in Hamilton, ON. She graduated from Delta Secondary School in 2012 and joined the P.X. Dermody team while attending Humber College. She studied funeral service education and received her Funeral Director's license in 2016. In her spare time she enjoys drinking tea, travelling, and spending time with her family.

Charles Reed, Funeral Director
Email: charles.reed@dermodys.com
Office Phone: 905-388-4141

Charles was born and raised in Montreal, QU and currently resides in Flamborough, ON. He attended the Funeral Services Education program at Humber College, and completed his internship with Ward Funeral Home in 2015, also receiving his Funeral Director's License. In his spare time he enjoys hobby farming, restoring tractors and motorcycles.


Christina Walton, Bereavement Counsellor/ Funeral Director
Email: christina.walton@dermodys.com
Office Phone: (905) 573-1777
Fax: (905) 549-0724

Christina Walton is a Family Therapist and Grief Counsellor for individuals, couples and families.  She has a master's degree in counselling, and is also a licensed Funeral Director.  She was born and raised in Hamilton and is married to Stephen Safranyos.  They are the proud parents of Erzsebet, Paulina, and Aron.  Christina considers it a privilege to walk with families during this difficult time.

Gordon MacGregor, Preneed Advance Planner
Email: gordon.macgregor@dermodys.com
Office Phone: 905-570-5910

Gordon is the Preneed Advance Planner and Community Awareness Liaison for P.X. Dermody Funeral Homes. Gordon was educated in the United Kingdom and states his most valuable lessons have come from his own life experiences. With over 20 plus years’ experience of the funeral business along with his bereavement facilitating skills, Gordon is able to gently assist families to make informed choices that are right for them with regards to their preplanning wishes and preferences. Gordon also provides complimentary educational seminar presentations in our community on relevant topic matters pertinent to the age 45+ & Retiree Groups. These interactive events offer attendees hands-on information regarding Estate & End of Life Planning matters.  

Stephanie Mayot , Administration
Email: stephanie.mayot@dermodys.com
Office Phone: (905) 549-9955
Fax: (905) 549-0724

Stephanie studied at both The International Academy of Design and McMaster University, obtaining degrees in both Art History and Modern Languages.  She pursued a career in the fashion industry for ten years prior to having a family with her husband.  Once her children came along, she abandoned the commuting life and turned her love of photography into a career and began making Celebration of Life Memorial Tributes for Dermody’s.  She encourages everyone to scan and digitize their heirloom photos at the highest quality available and start taking more pictures.  Remember moms and dads, you need to get in the photos too!

Wayne Astle, Funeral Director Assistant

Wayne was born and raised in Niagara Falls, ON. After 4 years in the U.S. Navy he entered the O.P.P. and eventually the Hamilton Wentworth Regional Police for a total of 33.5 years. On retiring Wayne joined the staff of P.X. Dermody in 2000. Wayne has been married for 48 years and has 2 children and 3 grandchildren.

Patrick Hall, Funeral Director Assistant

Pat is a husband and father of three, now adult children. He worked as a Lifeguard (both part time and full time) for the City of Hamilton HRD as a young man before gaining permanent employment with Bell Canada. After working at various jobs he retired from Bell Canada with thirty six years of service in December of 2009. As a young father, he volunteered for two years coaching baseball. He then joined Scouts Canada as a volunteer at the Group Committee, Troop and Venturer levels for 24 years giving that activity up in February 2012. At present, he works part time for P.X. Dermody Funeral Homes, where he continues to meet new people and assist them in a time of need.

Debbie Riddiough, Funeral Director Assistant

Debbie was born and raised in the east end of Hamilton.  After graduation from Bishop Ryan High School, she attended St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Hamilton where she graduated as a Registered Nurse.  She was employed at St. Joseph’s Hospital for 40 years as a Critical Care Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit.  Since retiring 5 years ago she spends her time travelling, golfing and playing bocce. In 2015 she joined P.X.Dermody as a funeral director assistant where she enjoys working with fellow staff and assisting families in a time of need.  After working with people in a hospital setting, working at the funeral home is the perfect fit for her in her semi-retirement years.

Larry Falla, Funeral Director Assistant

Larry was born and raised in Hamilton and currently resides in Binbrook, ON. He is one of six children and worked 30 years of service with the City of Hamilton water and waste water department. After his retirement he worked part time as a trainer for World Water Training Center for two years, and then joined the P.X. Dermody team as a funeral director assistant.

Wayne Walsh, Funeral Director Assistant

Wayne was born in Blanc Sablon, Quebec. He graduated from Alexander Galt high school in 1979, and then moved to Hamilton ON. He started work at Dofasco in 1981, retired in 2016 with 35 year service. He joined the P.X. Dermody team in October 2017 as a funeral director assistant. In his spare time, Wayne enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Jeff Robinson, Funeral Director Assistant

Joe Goodwin, Funeral Director Assistant