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A man carries his load of bottles hobo-style on a stick as he walks along Dundurn Street Monday while steadying himself against the icy sidewalk with another stick._JLR7156

Funeral held Monday for Marley Rowe killed New Year’s Day.

The funeral for Marley Rowe who was killed New Year’s morning outside a party on Sherman Avenue North.

A over flow crowd was on hand at Bay Gardens Funeral Home for the service.

Rev. Tom Chire conducts the service.

Rev. Tom Chire conducts the service.

Marley Rowe Sr. is helped back to his seat after lighting a candle for his son,

Marley Rowe Sr. is helped back to his seat after lighting a candle for his son,

A photo of Marley Rowe with his son sits next to a lit candle.

A photo of Marley Rowe with his son sits next to a lit candle.

Friends of Marley Rowe stand in the hallway outside the chape

Friends of Marley Rowe stand in the hallway outside the chape

Rowe's casket is carried to the hearse.

Rowe’s casket is carried to the hearse.

Family of Marley Rowe watch his casket being loaded into the hearse.

Family of Marley Rowe watch his casket being loaded into the hearse.

A man wipes his face as he walks away after the casket had been loaded into the hearse.

A man wipes his face as he walks away after the casket had been loaded into the hearse.

Marley's mother Sherri Bonnaillie is embraced by family and friends following the service.

Marley’s mother Sherri Bonnaillie is embraced by family and friends following the service.

The Shed

Like any good Canadian grandfather, Cecil Kalyn built an outdoor skating rink in his yard for the grandkids. And like all those grandpas, he quickly realized that maintaining an outdoor rink, given the wild fluctuations in our winters nowadays, was difficult.

So Kalyn found a better solution: make a rink indoors.

Behind his Flamborough home was a shed. Once, it had been a hanger for his airplane. Now, it was filled with friends’ cars, and various other treasures accumulated during his life. He told his buddies to claim their toys, cleaned up the junk, and got to work on his newest project.

Eleven years later, The Shed, as it is known, has carved out a unique existence: it still is largely unknown, yet maintains a loyal following among its users. The most active of these, instructor Tommy Gilligan, runs multiple clinics, from Learn to Skate programs to ones for players who still dream of a future in the pros.

The rink, measuring roughly 30 by 12 metres, has refrigeration pipes, allowing Kalyn to maintain ice for six months, from October 1 through April 1. The floor is painted white, to give the milky white colour and markings that professional and city-run arenas boast. And just like a regular rink, the ice is flooded after every hour-long session, courtesy of a mini Olympia resurfacing machine.

The Shed has a dressing room, and another room where parents can wait, coffees in hand, while their youngsters are honing their skills, regardless of the conditions outside.  -Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, December 8, 2013 -Cecil Kaylan's backyard rink, known as 'the shed',  for photo page. Noah Payette, 4, is a determined young hockey player at a learn to skate lesson. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, December 8, 2013 -Cecil Kaylan’s backyard rink, known as ‘the shed’, for photo page. Noah Payette, 4, is a determined young hockey player at a learn to skate lesson. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, December 17,2013 - Cecil Kaylan in his indoor skating rink, which is referred to as 'the shed'. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, December 17,2013 – Cecil Kaylan in his indoor skating rink, which is referred to as ‘the shed’. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, December 12, 2013 - Cecil Kaylan's backyard rink, known as 'the shed',  for photo page.  Players grab a quick drink during a break. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, December 12, 2013 – Cecil Kaylan’s backyard rink, known as ‘the shed’, for photo page. Players grab a quick drink during a break. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, December 12, 2013 - Cecil Kaylan's backyard rink, known as 'the shed',  for photo page. The lone bench in the lobby made from - what else - hockey sticks. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, December 12, 2013 – Cecil Kaylan’s backyard rink, known as ‘the shed’, for photo page. The lone bench in the lobby made from – what else – hockey sticks. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, December 12,2013 - Cecil Kaylan's backyard rink, known as 'the shed',  for photo page. The rink, with solar panels atop the roof, at night. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, December 12,2013 – Cecil Kaylan’s backyard rink, known as ‘the shed’, for photo page. The rink, with solar panels atop the roof, at night. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, December 12, 2013 - Cecil Kaylan's backyard rink, known as 'the shed',  for photo page. Paul Mazerolle drives the mini Olympia ice cleaner between sessions. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, December 12, 2013 – Cecil Kaylan’s backyard rink, known as ‘the shed’, for photo page. Paul Mazerolle drives the mini Olympia ice cleaner between sessions. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, December 12, 2013 - Cecil Kaylan's backyard rink, known as 'the shed',  for photo page. The parents pass the time talking hockey while their boys attend a skating class.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, December 12, 2013 – Cecil Kaylan’s backyard rink, known as ‘the shed’, for photo page. The parents pass the time talking hockey while their boys attend a skating class. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, December 12, 2013 - Cecil Kaylan's backyard rink, known as 'the shed',  for photo page. Paul Mazerolle cleans the last bit of snow off the ice with a shovel. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, December 12, 2013 – Cecil Kaylan’s backyard rink, known as ‘the shed’, for photo page. Paul Mazerolle cleans the last bit of snow off the ice with a shovel. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, December 12, 2013 - Cecil Kaylan's backyard rink, known as 'the shed',  for photo page.  Joe Korman ties up son Sam's skates in the dressing room prior to a practice.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, December 12, 2013 – Cecil Kaylan’s backyard rink, known as ‘the shed’, for photo page. Joe Korman ties up son Sam’s skates in the dressing room prior to a practice. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, December 12, 2013 - Cecil Kaylan's backyard rink, known as 'the shed',  for photo page. Water bottles await the next break while a dad watches the action on the ice. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, December 12, 2013 – Cecil Kaylan’s backyard rink, known as ‘the shed’, for photo page. Water bottles await the next break while a dad watches the action on the ice. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, December 8, 2013 - Cecil Kaylan's backyard rink, known as 'the shed',  for photo page. Tommy Gilligan, who runs numerous skating programs out of the rink, has some fun with some learn to skate kids. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, December 8, 2013 – Cecil Kaylan’s backyard rink, known as ‘the shed’, for photo page. Tommy Gilligan, who runs numerous skating programs out of the rink, has some fun with some learn to skate kids. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Bulldogs Toy Toss Night

The Hamilton Bulldogs lost to the Toronto Marlies Friday night at Copps Coliseum, by a score of 4-1. But that lone Dogs goal was important, for it signaled to the faithful in the stands to toss their toys over the glass onto the ice. Hundreds of stuffed animals littered the ice, destined to bring a smile to a youngster’s face this holiday season. It’s an annual event, repeated by many hockey teams, but it never fails to bring a smile to my face. Here’s a look at some pics from tonight’s game. – Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, December 13, 2013 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Toronto Marlies, AHL action at Copps Coliseum Friday night. It was the Bulldogs annual Toy Toss night, where fans litter the ice with stuffed toys following the Dogs first goal. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, December 13, 2013 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Toronto Marlies, AHL action at Copps Coliseum Friday night. It was the Bulldogs annual Toy Toss night, where fans litter the ice with stuffed toys following the Dogs first goal. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, December 13,2013 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Toronto Marlies, AHL action at Copps Coliseum Friday night. It was the Bulldogs annual Toy Toss night, where fans litter the ice with stuffed toys following the Dogs first goal. Bulldogs Mike Blunden works along the boards. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, December 13,2013 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Toronto Marlies, AHL action at Copps Coliseum Friday night. It was the Bulldogs annual Toy Toss night, where fans litter the ice with stuffed toys following the Dogs first goal. Bulldogs Mike Blunden works along the boards. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, December 13,2013 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Toronto Marlies, AHL action at Copps Coliseum Friday night. It was the Bulldogs annual Toy Toss night, where fans litter the ice with stuffed toys following the Dogs first goal. Marlies Kory Nagy pushes Nick Tarnasky off the puck. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, December 13,2013 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Toronto Marlies, AHL action at Copps Coliseum Friday night. It was the Bulldogs annual Toy Toss night, where fans litter the ice with stuffed toys following the Dogs first goal. Marlies Kory Nagy pushes Nick Tarnasky off the puck. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, December 13,2013 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Toronto Marlies, AHL action at Copps Coliseum Friday night. It was the Bulldogs annual Toy Toss night, where fans litter the ice with stuffed toys following the Dogs first goal. Dogs Nick Tarnasky works along the boards. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, December 13,2013 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Toronto Marlies, AHL action at Copps Coliseum Friday night. It was the Bulldogs annual Toy Toss night, where fans litter the ice with stuffed toys following the Dogs first goal. Dogs Nick Tarnasky works along the boards. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, December 13,2013 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Toronto Marlies, AHL action at Copps Coliseum Friday night. It was the Bulldogs annual Toy Toss night, where fans litter the ice with stuffed toys following the Dogs first goal. Bulldogs Jordan Owens is slammed into the boards by the Marlies Sam Carrick. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, December 13,2013 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Toronto Marlies, AHL action at Copps Coliseum Friday night. It was the Bulldogs annual Toy Toss night, where fans litter the ice with stuffed toys following the Dogs first goal. Bulldogs Jordan Owens is slammed into the boards by the Marlies Sam Carrick. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, December 13,2013 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Toronto Marlies, AHL action at Copps Coliseum Friday night. It was the Bulldogs annual Toy Toss night, where fans litter the ice with stuffed toys following the Dogs first goal. Bulldogs Nick Tarnasky skates with the puck. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, December 13,2013 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Toronto Marlies, AHL action at Copps Coliseum Friday night. It was the Bulldogs annual Toy Toss night, where fans litter the ice with stuffed toys following the Dogs first goal. Bulldogs Nick Tarnasky skates with the puck. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, December 13,2013 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Toronto Marlies, AHL action at Copps Coliseum Friday night. It was the Bulldogs annual Toy Toss night, where fans litter the ice with stuffed toys following the Dogs first goal. Bulldogs Gabriel Dumont charges up ice. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, December 13,2013 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Toronto Marlies, AHL action at Copps Coliseum Friday night. It was the Bulldogs annual Toy Toss night, where fans litter the ice with stuffed toys following the Dogs first goal. Bulldogs Gabriel Dumont charges up ice. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, December 13,2013 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Toronto Marlies, AHL action at Copps Coliseum Friday night. It was the Bulldogs annual Toy Toss night, where fans litter the ice with stuffed toys following the Dogs first goal. Dogs Mike Blunden has a scoring chance in front of Marlie's goalie Drew MacIntyre. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, December 13,2013 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Toronto Marlies, AHL action at Copps Coliseum Friday night. It was the Bulldogs annual Toy Toss night, where fans litter the ice with stuffed toys following the Dogs first goal. Dogs Mike Blunden has a scoring chance in front of Marlie’s goalie Drew MacIntyre. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, December 13,2013 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Toronto Marlies, AHL action at Copps Coliseum Friday night. It was the Bulldogs annual Toy Toss night, where fans litter the ice with stuffed toys following the Dogs first goal. Bulldogs Gabriel Dumont battles for the puck. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, December 13,2013 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Toronto Marlies, AHL action at Copps Coliseum Friday night. It was the Bulldogs annual Toy Toss night, where fans litter the ice with stuffed toys following the Dogs first goal. Bulldogs Gabriel Dumont battles for the puck. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, December 13,2013 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Toronto Marlies, AHL action at Copps Coliseum Friday night. It was the Bulldogs annual Toy Toss night, where fans litter the ice with stuffed toys following the Dogs first goal. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, December 13,2013 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Toronto Marlies, AHL action at Copps Coliseum Friday night. It was the Bulldogs annual Toy Toss night, where fans litter the ice with stuffed toys following the Dogs first goal. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, December 13,2013 - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Toronto Marlies, AHL action at Copps Coliseum Friday night. It was the Bulldogs annual Toy Toss night, where fans litter the ice with stuffed toys following the Dogs first goal. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, December 13,2013 – Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Toronto Marlies, AHL action at Copps Coliseum Friday night. It was the Bulldogs annual Toy Toss night, where fans litter the ice with stuffed toys following the Dogs first goal. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Clash of the Titans

Hamilton’s St. Thomas More Knights and local rival St. Mary’s Crusaders are not just cross town rivals. They are 2 of the best senior girls basketball teams in Ontario. So, it was only fitting that the two powerhouses clashed for the Catholic girls championship game Thursday night at the Burridge gym at McMaster. In the end, the girls from STM, led by star Kia Nurse, edged out a 52-44 win. Here’s a look at the action and celebration. – Barry Gray

 

Hamilton, Ontario, Thursday, November 07,2013 - St. Thomas More vs. St. Mary's in the Catholic senior girls basketball championship. St. Mary's Mackenzie Trpcic, left, and Amira Giannatiasio, right, try to pry the ball from STM's Hailey Brown. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton, Ontario, Thursday, November 07,2013 – St. Thomas More vs. St. Mary’s in the Catholic senior girls basketball championship. St. Mary’s Mackenzie Trpcic, left, and Amira Giannatiasio, right, try to pry the ball from STM’s Hailey Brown. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton, Ontario, Thursday, November 07,2013 - St. Thomas More vs. St. Mary's in the Catholic senior girls basketball championship. STM's Kia Nurse defends a throw in attempt. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton, Ontario, Thursday, November 07,2013 – St. Thomas More vs. St. Mary’s in the Catholic senior girls basketball championship. STM’s Kia Nurse defends a throw in attempt. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton, Ontario, Thursday, November 07,2013 - St. Thomas More vs. St. Mary's in the Catholic senior girls basketball championship. St. Mary's Halle Bovell falls hard on STM's Erin Burns while fighting for a rebound. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton, Ontario, Thursday, November 07,2013 – St. Thomas More vs. St. Mary’s in the Catholic senior girls basketball championship. St. Mary’s Halle Bovell falls hard on STM’s Erin Burns while fighting for a rebound. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton, Ontario, Thursday, November 07,2013 - St. Thomas More vs. St. Mary's in the Catholic senior girls basketball championship. STM's Kia Nurse fights through a trio of St. Mary's defenders to try for a shot. hoto by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton, Ontario, Thursday, November 07,2013 – St. Thomas More vs. St. Mary’s in the Catholic senior girls basketball championship. STM’s Kia Nurse fights through a trio of St. Mary’s defenders to try for a shot. hoto by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton, Ontario, Thursday, November 07,2013 - St. Thomas More vs. St. Mary's in the Catholic senior girls basketball championship. St. Mary's Christina Buttenham is guarded by STM's Kia Nurse. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton, Ontario, Thursday, November 07,2013 – St. Thomas More vs. St. Mary’s in the Catholic senior girls basketball championship. St. Mary’s Christina Buttenham is guarded by STM’s Kia Nurse. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton, Ontario, Thursday, November 07,2013 - St. Thomas More vs. St. Mary's in the Catholic senior girls basketball championship. St. Mary's Halle Bovell dribbles hard upcourt. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton, Ontario, Thursday, November 07,2013 – St. Thomas More vs. St. Mary’s in the Catholic senior girls basketball championship. St. Mary’s Halle Bovell dribbles hard upcourt. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton, Ontario, Thursday, November 07,2013 - St. Thomas More vs. St. Mary's in the Catholic senior girls basketball championship. St. Mary's Hilary Hanaka works hard under the basket. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton, Ontario, Thursday, November 07,2013 – St. Thomas More vs. St. Mary’s in the Catholic senior girls basketball championship. St. Mary’s Hilary Hanaka works hard under the basket. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton, Ontario, Thursday, November 07,2013 - St. Thomas More vs. St. Mary's in the Catholic senior girls basketball championship. STM's Kia Nurse drives to the hoop. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton, Ontario, Thursday, November 07,2013 – St. Thomas More vs. St. Mary’s in the Catholic senior girls basketball championship. STM’s Kia Nurse drives to the hoop. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton, Ontario, Thursday, November 07,2013 - St. Thomas More vs. St. Mary's in the Catholic senior girls basketball championship. STM's Abbey Clark looks to pass while guarded by St.Mary's Halle Bovell. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton, Ontario, Thursday, November 07,2013 – St. Thomas More vs. St. Mary’s in the Catholic senior girls basketball championship. STM’s Abbey Clark looks to pass while guarded by St.Mary’s Halle Bovell. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton, Ontario, Thursday, November 07,2013 - St. Thomas More vs. St. Mary's in the Catholic senior girls basketball championship. STM players celebrate their victory after the final buzzer sounds. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton, Ontario, Thursday, November 07,2013 – St. Thomas More vs. St. Mary’s in the Catholic senior girls basketball championship. STM players celebrate their victory after the final buzzer sounds. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton, Ontario, Thursday, November 07,2013 - St. Thomas More vs. St. Mary's in the Catholic senior girls basketball championship.  More's Kia Nurse hugs head coach Blaize DiSabatino following their victory. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton, Ontario, Thursday, November 07,2013 – St. Thomas More vs. St. Mary’s in the Catholic senior girls basketball championship. More’s Kia Nurse hugs head coach Blaize DiSabatino following their victory. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton, Ontario, Thursday, November 07, 2013 - St. Thomas More vs. St. Mary's in the Catholic senior girls basketball championship. STM captains hoist the championship trophy following their win. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton, Ontario, Thursday, November 07, 2013 – St. Thomas More vs. St. Mary’s in the Catholic senior girls basketball championship. STM captains hoist the championship trophy following their win. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

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