Truscott, Brown & Dwyer Funeral Chapel

1309 King Street East, Hamilton, ON


Rixford Da Costa Springer

August 26, 1938July 25, 2020

Our beloved father, brother, grand-father, great-grand-father, uncle and friend Rixford Springer passed away peacefully on July 25, 2020 at the age of 81.

Rixford was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Claudia Springer, his late wife Sybil Springer (1987) and sister Jocelyn Frederick (2012). Rixford is survived by an extensive family that misses him dearly: his son Phillip Springer and daughter Marlene (Muyiwa) Thomas. His Siblings: Dr. Casper E Springer, Fredrick (Pat) Springer, Leon (Laurene) Springer, Dr. Mary M. Wiltshire, Gloria Kibela, Rev Jabez (Julia) Springer. His grand daughters Courtney (Mark), Alex (Dwayne), Myra and Millie. His great-grand-children: Makai, Noa Simone and Bria. Rixford is also survived by many nieces and nephews who will never forget their 'Uncle Rixford'. Loved and respected by many friends and church family. Rixford, who completed his apprenticeship in Carpentry, was a member of the Hamilton’s Carpenters Union Local 18. He was a passionate Carpenter who was always eager and happy to lend a hand on various projects. If you needed new kitchen cabinets, a basement or bathroom reno or even a nice backyard deck he was always there to help.

Rixford was also an avid golfer and would never refuse an offer for a round of golf. However most importantly, he loved the Lord more than anything else offering his voice with worship and praise. A long-time member of Crown Point Community Church since he emigrated to Canada in 1973.

We will mostly honour him privately for now and celebrate his life when all who knew him and loved him can come together when it’s safe to gather in large groups. For those nearby, Visitation will take place at TRUSCOTT, BROWN & DWYER FUNERAL CHAPEL (1309 King Street East, Hamilton, ON) on Wednesday July 29 from 6 to 8pm. Interment open to family and friends will be held at MOUNT HAMILTON CEMETERY (260 Rymal Rd E, Hamilton) on Thursday July 30th at approximately 11:15am.

A funeral service for Rixford will be broadcast via Facebook Live on Thursday July 30 at approximately 10 am. Please join us at https://www.facebook.com/TruscottBrownDwyer/

To keep everyone safe and to comply with government regulations, please bring and wear a facemask during visitation and interment. Please also follow the directions of funeral home staff as they collect names and telephone numbers of all people participating in the visitation and advise on necessary safety protocols during the gathering.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  • Facebook Live Funeral Service Stream

    Thursday, July 30, 2020



Rixford Da Costa Springer

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Anthia Callender

August 1, 2020

Sincerest condolences to Dr Mary M Wiltshire and family on the passing of her beloved brother Rixford Dacosta Springer.
May the God of peace, joy and comfort, strengthen you during your time of bereavement.

PS: I am a friend and student of Dr. Mary Wiltshire

Judy Crawley

July 31, 2020

My condolences and deepest sympathy to Marlene, Muyiwa, Mille, Myra and the rest of the Family. Rixford was my neighbor and what a great neighbor he was, always so kind and giving. I really enjoyed watching the service on-line. My prayers and thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow. I know God's Love and Blessings will get all of you through these difficult times.

With Love.
Judy Crawley

The Revd Dr.Mary Wiltshire

July 30, 2020

To Marlene and Muyiwa Thomas, their Daughters Millie and Myra, grand daughters , Alex, and Courtney, and the extended Springer's family of my Elder brother, The late Mr Rixford Dacosta Spinger. Please accept condolences from my family, namely: Charles, Brian, Elaine, and Venisha; in your time of bereavement and great loss.
Thank you for sharing the gift of your father's life with us. We were able to glean precious jewels of wisdom, from every moment spent.
Praying that you always will, in times of reflection; also treasure the rich memories of his life.
May the blessings of God be richly added to your lives daily, giving peace and comfort. Amen!

Shirley McLean

July 30, 2020

Very sorry to have heard of the passing of Dr Mary Wiltshire’s dear Brother.

Please accept sincere condolences from the extended McLean family in the UK

Esther Barlow

July 30, 2020

Dearest Marlene and family,

I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. He was such an incredible man who was always so warm and loving... and his smile could light up a room! I have so many fond memories of him throughout the years at the Hamilton First Church of the Nazarene. Your family was such a big part of my childhood/youth with your Dad being the cornerstone. I look forward to seeing him again one day in paradise. My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time.

With love,
Esther Barlow

Joyann Blenman

July 30, 2020

Condolences to Dr. Mary Wiltshire and family...... may you have sweet memories of your loved one, as GOD strengthen and keep you in this season..... as, one song writer states: in the sweet by and by, we shall meet on that beautiful shore, in the sweet by and by..........
from the Blenman's

Carolyn Weekes

July 30, 2020

My family and I extend our condolences to Dr Mary M Wiltshire and family on the passing of her dear brother, Rixford Da Costa Springer.

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
    and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 38:18

May the God of Comfort wrap His arms around you and give you peace during your time of bereavement.

Roy Wiltshire

July 30, 2020

I am a student of Dr Mary Wiltshire and also her borther in law.
We wish the family of Mr Rickford D Springer our condolences. We will keep you all in our prayers. May his soul rest in peace God bless.

Roy Wiltshire.

Arley and Monica Luke

July 29, 2020

Our prayers and sympathy go out to Marlene and family, and all other family members.

We wish you God's comfort and love during this difficult time.

May Rixford rest in peace and rise in glory.

God Bless.

Monica and Arley

Stacey Watson

July 29, 2020

I want to express heartfelt condolences to Marlene, Muyiwa Thomas, Millie , Myra, Dr. Mary Wiltshire and family on the passing of your love one (Mr. Rixford DaCosta Springer)
May the love of those around you and the love of God surround you through the difficult days ahead.
My prayers are with you.
I am a friend of Dr. Mary Wiltshire from Barbados.


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