Obituaries

Joanne Crawford
B: 1957-01-23
D: 2017-07-21
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Crawford, Joanne
Robert Forrest
B: 1943-04-27
D: 2017-07-18
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Forrest, Robert
Roland Chiarot
B: 1931-06-23
D: 2017-07-18
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Chiarot, Roland
John Davren
B: 1945-02-03
D: 2017-07-18
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Davren, John
Mathilde Engelhardt
B: 1934-10-07
D: 2017-07-16
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Engelhardt, Mathilde
Theresa Godin
B: 1929-05-12
D: 2017-07-15
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Godin, Theresa
Harold Howe
B: 1957-06-19
D: 2017-07-11
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Howe, Harold
Joseph Corsaro
B: 1934-09-04
D: 2017-07-11
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Corsaro, Joseph
Georgette Guite
B: 1920-10-27
D: 2017-07-10
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Guite, Georgette
Elizabeth Wilson
B: 1923-01-14
D: 2017-07-05
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Wilson, Elizabeth
Robert Mullen
B: 1937-01-07
D: 2017-07-05
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Mullen, Robert
Patrick Noon
B: 1943-03-22
D: 2017-07-03
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Noon, Patrick
Evelyn Richard
B: 1944-07-11
D: 2017-07-02
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Richard , Evelyn
Margaret Mattachini
B: 1934-08-23
D: 2017-07-01
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Mattachini, Margaret
Amelia Stacey
B: 1923-07-02
D: 2017-06-28
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Stacey, Amelia
Ann Lumsden
B: 1931-03-24
D: 2017-06-27
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Lumsden, Ann
John Turnbull
B: 1927-09-21
D: 2017-06-27
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Turnbull, John
Lindon Rodney
B: 1945-12-04
D: 2017-06-26
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Rodney, Lindon
Dorothy MacDonald
B: 1933-08-25
D: 2017-06-23
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MacDonald, Dorothy
Frances Jewell
B: 1924-04-25
D: 2017-06-22
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Jewell, Frances
Sophie Dykun
B: 1922-05-06
D: 2017-06-19
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Dykun, Sophie

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Paul G. Dermody, President/ Licensed Director
Email: paul.dermody@dermodys.com
Office Phone: (905) 572-7900
Fax: (905) 525-4440

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

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.

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. 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 Hunt, Funeral Director
Email: kristen.hunt@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.

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!

Monty Schwendiman, Funeral Director Assistant

Monty was born and raised in Hamilton and is now living in Dundas. He retired from the Community Services division with the City of Hamilton(Culture & Recreation Dept.) after 30 years of service. He has been married for 42 years with a son and daughter, and is the proud "papa" of five grandsons. After retirement in 2001, he joined the P.X. Dermody Funeral Home team. He enjoys playing golf, walking in the great outdoors, gardening, travel, armchair quarterbacking, watching my grandsons grow and supporting their play in various sports.

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

Husband and father of three, now adult children. 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 is upgrading house and property while working part time for P.X. Dermody Funeral Homes, where he continues to meet new people and assist them in a time of need.