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MARIANI, Rhoda Charity (McSwain) Mariani Obituary | Print |

MARIANI, Rhoda Charity (McSwain) -

Mariani_RhodaPeacefully on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the Georgetown Hospital. Rhoda, in her 89th year.

Wife of the late Albert Mariani.

Loving mother of Marilyn (Brian) Collins and Donald (Jenny Stagg).

Devoted grandmother of Julie, Michael, Julia and Corey. Great-grandmother of Matthew, Cody, Skylar, Kennedy, Trinity and Lennon.

Funeral service in Georgetown on Saturday, October 25th.  Cremation.

In memory contributions to the Georgetown Hospital Foundation or Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills would appreciated.



McLAUGHLIN, Brian McLaughlin Obituary | Print |


Passed away suddenly at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Toronto on Monday, October 20, 2014 at the age of 72.

Brian McLaughlin, beloved husband of Gale McLaughlin (nee Morgan) for 45 years. Dear father of Carrie and Kevin (Sophie). Cherished grandfather of Sydney and Lauren.

He will be sadly missed by extended family and his many friends.

The family wishes to thank the surgeons, doctors and nursing staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital for the compassion and care they provided.

Service of Remembrance will be held in Burlington on Saturday, October 25th. Cremation has taken place.

If desired, donations made to St. Joseph’s Hospital, Toronto or Chalmers United Church, South River, (705-386-2308) would be appreciated by the family.


HARRISON, Ian Harrison - Obituary | Print |


Harrison_Ian(September 16, 1970 - October 19, 2014)

It is with great sadness that Ian A. Harrison, 44, of Milton died Sunday, October 19, 2014 following his battle with cancer with his Uncle Tim and Dad Tony at his side.

Ian was a loving father and is survived by his children Alexander and Tayler and their mother Sandra.

A wonderful son and brother, he predeceases his loving parents Tony and Brenda Harrison, his sisters Janet (Dave) and Karen (Daniel) and his brothers Mark (Korri) and Heath (Dalia).

Ian had many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Ian was a member of the Campbell Team and will be missed by friends and co-workers.

Funeral Services for Ian will be held in Oakville on Thursday, October 23rd.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Credit Valley Hospital Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated by the family.


HUMPHRIES, Jesse Wilberforce Humphries Obituary | Print |

HUMPHRIES, Jesse Wilberforce -

Humphries_JessePeacefully at The Carpenter Hospice on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at the age of 92.

Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Humphries (2005).

Loving father of Michael "Mike" and his wife Marion of Aurora, Cecil and his wife Beverley of Pierrefonds, Quebec, and Janice "Jan" and her husband Gordon of Amherstburg.

Sadly missed grandfather of Allison, Andrea, Justine, Lori, Jessica, Jennifer, Mark and Kristy and great grandfather of Cameron, Emily, Julia and Samantha.

Predeceased by his daughter Jessica Lynn.

Cremation has taken place. A Service of Remembrance will be held at St. Luke's Anglican Church, 1371 Elgin Street, Burlington on Saturday, October 25th at 1 pm.

If desired, expressions of sympathy to The Carpenter Hospice in Burlington and WIPCR (West Island Palliative Care Residence) in Pointe Claire would be sincerely appreciated by the family.


KOLAR, Ted Kolar Obituary | Print |

KOLAR, Ted -

Kolar_TedSurrounded by the love of his family, Ted passed away peacefully at Ian Anderson House October 19, 2014 after a brave fight against cancer.

Beloved husband of Judy. Loving father of Tricia (Michael McMahon) and Amy (Nick Halcovitch). Step-father to Melissa (Oliver Vicente).

Proud grandfather of Mitchell, doting step-grandfather of Maya, Arianna and Oliver.

Ted will be dearly missed but forever remembered by his extended family, friends and colleagues.

Memorial service will be held in Oakville on Wednesday, October 22nd. 

If desired, in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Ian Anderson House. Special thanks to the staff and volunteers who provided exceptional comfort and support to Ted and his family during this difficult time.


RAUKET, Pamela Louise Anne (Jack) Rauket Obituary | Print |

RAUKET, Pamela Louise Anne (nee Jack) -

Rauket_PamelaIt is with sadness the family announces the passing of Pam on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Toronto General Hospital at the age of 62.

Loving mother and best friend of Lindsay (Scott) Ferguson, grandmother of Katrina and David.

Survived by her mother Loreen Jack of Burlington and predeceased by her father Hilaire (1988). Dear sister of Warren (Trudy) Jack of Barrie. Pam will be sadly missed by extended family and friends.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, 196 Kenwood Avenue, Burlington on Friday, October 24th at 10 AM.

If desired, in lieu of flowers donations to Pancreatic Cancer Canada.


JELOVSEK, Zackary Peter 'Zack' Jelovsek Obituary | Print |

JELOVSEK, Zackary Peter -

Jelovsek_ZackOn October 18, 2014, we lost our son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend.

Zack came into our lives and filled our hearts with love, kicking and screaming, on July 20, 1995. He was taken from us suddenly and tragically on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Much too soon and far too young at 19 years old.

Zack is the beloved son of Petra and Dan and adored big brother of Zoë and Benjamin. He leaves behind his cherished Oma and Opa, Mariana and Peter Kraner, and grandparents Ani and Anton Jelovsek of Slovenia.

Loving nephew to Mark (Kristin), Matthew, and Tatiana Kraner, Borut (Barbara) Jelovsek from Slovenia. Goofy big cuz to Erik, Elsa and Liza.

Zack will be missed by so many and has left a hole in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. Zack loved his cars, his music and always put on a show for his many, many adoring "fans." He was an avid fisherman, finding hours of solace at the banks of the Credit River with his dog, Piper, watching faithfully at his side.

Zack, we love you so much and you are forever in our hearts. You will be greatly missed. XOX.

Arrangements out of Oakville. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Ignatius Loyala Roman Catholic Church, 2300 Burnhamthorpe Road W., Mississauga on Saturday, October 25th at 11:00 a.m. Wear something colourful!

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Credit Valley Conservation Foundation https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/19364 or Victim Services of Peel would be greatly appreciated.


KALONGO, Paul Mwakai Kalongo Obituary | Print |

KALONGO, Paul Mwakai -

Kalongo_PaulAge 64, of Oakville, Ontario, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, October 18, 2014 due to complications related to Alzheimer’s disease.

Paul was born on September 25, 1950 in Kilifi, Kenya to Gibson Kalongo and Esther Kalongo (both deceased). In July, 1975 Paul received a Diploma in Technical Education from the University Of Toronto, Canada. In December, 1979 Paul received a Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from The Kenya Polytechnic Institute, Nairobi, Kenya.

In July, 1994 Paul received a Bachelor of Engineering from South Bank University, London, England. Paul was also a Corporate Member of both the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in London, England and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning of Atlanta, Georgia. At the time of his diagnosis Paul worked as a Mechanical Engineer at Hydro One in Toronto, Canada.

Paul is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Mary-Ann Kalongo, of Oakville, Ontario, his sons Christopher 12, Matthew 11 and Joshua 10 all of Oakville, Ontario and his daughter Tanya Kalongo of London England. He is also survived by his brother Peter and his wife; his sister Christine and her husband; his sister Agnes and her husband; his sister Sarah and her husband and his brother David all of Kenya.

He is also survived by his in-laws Humphrey and Mona Klinck; brother-in-law Clive Klinck and wife Heather; sister-in-law Thelma Klinck; brother-in-law David Klinck and his wife Ronelle all of Johannesburg, South Africa as well as many cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Paul came to faith in Jesus on February 12, 1992 while studying at South Bank University in London. He loved reading his Bible and was active in serving in his Church when he lived in England, Africa and Canada. He volunteered with the international charity, HOPE Worldwide, in both Botswana and Kenya. Paul’s heart for his community also lead him to become a member of Rotary International in Botswana.

Always a man devoted to physical fitness, Paul played rugby, did karate and was a regular at his local gym. He loved to play soccer with his sons. You could also find him relaxing to his favourite jazz or R & B music or enjoying a glass of wine and a nice thick steak.

So many wonderful people have been with us through this journey with Paul since he became ill. Thank you to the incredible staff at Sheridan Villa Long-Term Care Centre in Mississauga, Ontario for their loving care and support. Thank you to the staff at the Oakville Public library for their flexibility and kindness. Thank you to our church family here in Ontario for their love and compassion. Thank you to our many friends and neighbours for their love and support. Thank you to the many community services that helped us balance life at home and caring for Paul. Thank you for the friends and family overseas who have continued to extend their sympathy and encouragement. We are truly grateful for the blessing that we are not alone in this journey.

A memorial service will be held in Oakville on Wednesday, October 22nd.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Hamilton Halton (http://www.alzhn.ca/). Thank you.


MacFARLANE, Joseph Ian 'Joe Mac' MacFarlane Obituary | Print |

MacFARLANE, Joseph Ian 'Joe Mac' -

MacFarlane_JoeSuddenly and unexpectedly, Joe (Joe Mac) passed away in Burlington on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the age of 23.

Beloved son of Greg and Brenda MacFarlane. Much loved brother of Jessica MacFarlane (Damian Radon), Candace and Chris Ward.

Cherished Grandson of his Nannie Elizabeth MacFarlane and Oma Verdonk. Joe will be sadly missed by his many uncles and aunts, Janice, Doug, Susan, Peter, Rebecca, Greg, Linda and many cousins, nieces and nephews in PEI, Ontario and across the country. He will also be fondly remembered by Gabriella Verdonk and his many friends and co-workers.

Predeceased by his Poppa Ian MacFarlane, Nana and Poppa Ryder and Opa Verdonk.

Joe lived life to the fullest and loved and touched many lives. He was a talented Automotive Technician, and self-taught musician. He will be remembered for his love of music and contagious smile.

Cremation has taken place. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Wellington Square United Church, 2121 Caroline Street, Burlington on Saturday, October 25th at 11 a.m. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Association for Mental Health would be sincerely appreciated by the family.


McCURDY, Diane Louise (Miller) McCurdy Obituary | Print |

McCURDY, Diane Louise (Miller) -

McCurdy_DianeIt is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Diane McCurdy, who died peacefully at Jurvaniski Hospital with her family at her side on October 18, 2014.

Loving wife, partner and confidante of Allan for 43 years. Devoted mother of Dr. Patrick McCurdy (Katrina) and Scott McCurdy (Amanda). Loving Nana to Lachlan, Beatrice, Daxon and Bennett.

A child of the sixties, Diane graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Diane went on to enjoy a successful 30 year real estate career in Burlington.

Diane’s devotion to her family, selfless and kind nature will always be deeply missed and fondly remembered by her family, friends and clients.

The family would like to thank those doctors, nurses and staff at Juravinski 4th floor who provided Diane with so much professional care and assistance during this difficult ordeal.

A Celebration of life will be held in Burlington on Wednesday, October 22nd.

Donations to the Cancer Assistance Program (www.cancerassist.ca) will be appreciated.


PAUL, Gertrude Anita 'Trudy' (Lawson) Paul Obituary | Print |

PAUL, Gertrude Anita 'Trudy' (nee Lawson) -

Peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest. Trudy in her 90th year.

Wife of the late Orval Paul. Loving mother of Bob Paul and his wife Linda of Belwood, Linda Schornagel and her husband Skip of Mount Forest and Deborah Detoro and her husband Joe of Arthur.

Proud grandmother of Terri, Tracy, Andy, Jim, Jennifer, Paul, Dawn, Kelly and Lanny and great-grandmother of Jayme, Aidan, Courtney, Megan, Brendan, Emily, Katie, Tye, Quinn, Brooke, Joey, Michael, Hayley, Jaylin, Lucas, Cameron, Cody and Nate. Dear sister of Dorothy Menzies and Jackie Elgas.

Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at Louise Marshall Hospital.

Funeral and committal service will be held in Georgetown on Thursday, October 23rd.  Cremation.

In memory contributions to the Louise Marshall Hospital or Branch 120 Royal Canadian Legion Auxillary, Georgetown would be appreciated.


WILLIE, Joseph Lawrence Willie Obituary | Print |

WILLIE, Joseph Lawrence -

With great sadness we announce the passing of Joseph on Saturday, October 18, 2014 in his 80th year.

Born in Humbolt, Saskatchewan on December 28, 1934.

Beloved father of Kenneth (Nancy), Michael (Kelli), David, and Donna Mohr (Greg). Loving grandfather of Meghan, Sarah, Colby, Anna and Hailey. Dear brother of Alphonse (Barb) and Gerry. Predeceased by his sisters Theresa Schnekenburger (the late Ray), Elizabeth Popovich (Ernie) and his brothers Leo (Isabel) and Richard.

Joseph was a retiree of the Ford Motor Company.

Cremation has taken place. A private family funeral service and interment was held. Arrangements out of Burlington.


FORRESTER, John Forrester Obituary | Print |


Forrester_JohnAt the Joseph Brant hospital, Burlington on Friday, October 17, 2014, John Forrester age 89 years.


Beloved husband of Sylvia (nee Edwards) for almost 42 years.

Loving father of Audrey Short and Pauline Robinson.


Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held in Burlington on Saturday, October 25th. Interment to follow.


HRISTOPOULOS, Vasilios 'Bill' Hristopoulos Obituary | Print |

HRISTOPOULOS, Vasilios 'Bill' -

Hristopoulos_BillAge 58, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Friday, October 17, 2014 at the St. Catharines General Hospital.

Bill was a warm-hearted, loving, and supportive husband, father, brother and friend. He will be forever remembered and loved by his wife Kathy and children; son, Harry, his girlfriend Alexandra, daughter, Angie and son-in law Michael.

Bill will be missed by his sister Anna, brother Tasso, sisters-in-law Angela, Patty and Cathy and brothers-in-law John and Leo, as well as by his in-laws, Spyros and Helen Retsinas. All of Bill’s nephews and nieces will miss him greatly as he was an amazing uncle to all of them.

Bill lived a full life, sharing laughter and love with family and friends. Bill left a lasting impression on everyone he met. His warmth, love, generosity and consideration of others will remain in the hearts of all he touched. He was loved by many and will be missed and remembered every day.

Arrangements out of Oakville. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, October 22nd at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 22 Head Street, Hamilton. Interment.

In memory of Bill Hristopoulos, a donation can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, The Kidney Foundation of Canada.


LOVE, Dr. William 'Bill' Love Obituary | Print |

LOVE, Dr. William Robert 'Bill' -

Love_William_BillUnexpectedly at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington, on Friday, October 17, 2014 at the age of 93.

Beloved husband of Aileen Love. Loving father of William Love (Jane), Bob Love (Kathy), Margaret Tracz (Robert) and Barbara Love (Henry). Cherished grandfather of Kevin (Helene), Robert (Stephanie), Norah (Andrew), Jennifer (Phil), David (Mehrnusch), Christopher, Tanner and Cameron and great grandfather of Hunter, Keira, Ayla, Katie, Ryan, Lucie and Charlie.

Born and raised in Hamilton, Bill practised in Hamilton and Burlington for 44 years. He was one of the founders of Joseph Brant Hospital. He loved his work and his patients and they certainly loved him. Bill was greatly admired by all who knew him and served as an inspiration to many.

As hard as he worked, there was always time for play - skiing, golf, travel or a good game of cards. Our family will always treasure the memory of our times together, whether around the table at family celebrations, at the cottage in Muskoka or racing down the ski hills in Keystone, Colorado.

Retirement never slowed Bill down. Every minute was filled with activity, in particular in the companionship of others. He loved to laugh and he did it a lot. Bill was married for 70 years to the love of his life, Aileen. It was her love and devotion that was truly his greatest joy.

It was Bill's wish that there be no formal funeral service. We know there are many who will take a moment to remember him in their own way. Arrangements out of Burlington.

Those wishing to make a donation in Bill's memory are asked to please consider the Salvation Army or Joseph Brant Hospital.


PROULX, Randall Leslie 'Randy' Proulx Obituary | Print |

PROULX, Randall Leslie 'Randy' -

Proulx_Randy(September 30, 1969 - October 17, 2014)

After a hard-fought battle with cancer, Randy passed peacefully on Friday, October 17, 2014, surrounded by his loving friends.

Randy is predeceased by his parents Maurice and Shirley. Randy’s tenacious spirit and humour will be missed by his many friends and family.

Randy was a skilled tradesman and landscaper. Only few got to see the kindness in him that cared for his ailing mother, adored his dog Boots and never complained or felt sorry for himself.

A memorial service will be held in Milton on Saturday, October 25th.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

A special thank you to the Oncology Department, Dr. Besik, the palliative care nurses and Reverend Karen at Credit Valley Hospital.


SUMONJA, Mirjana (Mijakovac) Sumonja Obituary | Print |

SUMONJA, Mirjana (nee Mijakovac) -

Sumonja_MirjanaPassed away on October 17, 2014 at Carpenter Hospice in Burlington surrounded by her family after her brave fight against ALS.

She is survived and lovingly remembered by her husband Milos; her children Gordana and Ilija; her grandchildren Vojislav and Velimir; her brother Djuro; her niece Sanja; her daughter-in-law Andrea; her son-in-law Mark; and her family and friends living across the world.

She always made us feel loved through her wonderful laugh, her delicious food, and her open arms.

Mirjana - a loving mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, and friend – will be sadly missed.

Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 am Monday, October 20th at Sts. Peter and Paul Serbian Orthodox Church, 1039 Dundas St. W., Oakville. Interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be greatly appreciated to Carpenter Hospice in Burlington.


FULTON, Isobella Fulton Obituary | Print |

FULTON, Isobella -

It is with deep sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Isobella on the morning of Thursday, October 16th, 2014.

Isobella was the beloved wife to Samuel for 72 years.

The loving Mother to Sarah (Harry), Mary (Barry, predeceased) and cherished grandmother to Grayden, Brian (Kristi), Michael (Lori), Sharon and Melissa. Adored Great Grandmother to Reilly, Carter, Chase, Brock, Alana, Olivia, and Haley.

Dearly missed by sister Greta, husband Evans, their son Robert (Angela).

A service will be held in Burlington on Monday, October 20th.

If desired donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.


GOLDSON, Joyce Ingle (Forbes) Goldson Obituary | Print |

GOLDSON, Joyce Ingle (nee Forbes) -

Goldson_Joyce(December 17, 1924 - October 16, 2014)

It is with great sadness that the family of Joyce Goldson announces her passing at the age of 89 after a lengthy illness with Alzheimer's.

Born on December 17, 1924 in Kingston, Jamaica, she was the daughter of the late Robinson Cass Forbes and the late Florence Ingle Forbes.

Her husband Kenneth Goldson, son Kerry Goldson, brother Dr. Ronald Forbes and sister, Gloria Boxer Pinto, predeceased her.

She will be cherished and forever remembered by her son Derek Goldson (wife Bernice), daughter Judy Johnston (husband Buster), sister Monica Taylor, sister-in-law Peggy Forbes, eight grandchildren (Davon, Natalie, Bradley, Melissa, Cindy-Ann, Martin, Darryl, Justin) and 12 great grandchildren (Colton, Malcolm, Wyatt, Keri-Ann, Isaiah, Destiny, Darnell, Avery, Marcus, Rowynne, Naiya, Mosiyah). She is also survived by many nephews, nieces and cousins.

With gratitude, the family would like to particularly thank the staff at Extendicare Halton Hills in Georgetown for the wonderful care she received for the last two years of her remarkable life.

Arrangements out of Georgetown. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation to St. Alban's Anglican Church 537 Main St., Glen Williams, would be appreciated.


VERISSIMO, Arline Verissimo Obituary | Print |


Verissimo_ArlinePassed suddenly and unexpectedly on October 16, 2014 at the age of 59.

Arline will be deeply missed by her husband Joao Verissimo; her children David Verissimo (Tracy), Christina Cabral (Denny), John Verissimo (Lindsey); her grandchildren Sophie Verissimo and Anthony Cabral.

She will also be greatly missed by family, friends and the many children she cared for.

We cannot begin to express how saddened we are by her passing. In only a couple of days, we have seen just how many lives she has touched. Arline was a truly special person. She was the best wife, mother, grandmother, friend, care-giver and person anyone could ask for.

Her work here may be done, but she will live on forever in our hearts. She has now joined the Angels in Heaven and will always be watching over us.

Arrangements out of Oakville. Funeral Mass will be held at Christ the King (Cristo Rei) Church, 3495 Confederation Parkway, Mississauga on Tuesday, October 21st at 10:00 a.m. Entombement to follow in Oakville.

Thank you everyone for your support, condolences, kind words, and wonderful memories you have shared.

She loved each and every one of you!

~The Verissimo Family.


BRACKETT, Anne Marie Brackett Obituary | Print |

BRACKETT, Anne Marie -

Brackett_Anne_Marie(January 22, 1975 - October 15, 2014)

With broken hearts, the family regrets the sudden passing of Anne Marie at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014.

Loving mother of Tyler. Wife of John La France.

Cherished daughter of Gail Brackett, sister of Richard and Lynn. Loving aunt of Kasey, Griffin and Teagan.

Godmother of Brielle.

Lovingly remembered by relatives and many friends.

Funeral service will be held in Oakville on Saturday afternoon, October 18th.



FENSEL, Horst Wilhelm 'Bill' Fensel Obituary | Print |

FENSEL, Horst Wilhelm 'Bill' -

Peacefully on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital at age 84.

Horst (Bill), beloved husband of Anne. Loved father of Christine, Kelly and John. Dear grandfather of Ashley, Victoria and John Jr.

Dear brother of Helga, Lisa, Harry, Uwe, Ingrid and the late Ingeborg, Brigitte and Erich.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Oakville on Monday, October 20th.

In lieu of flowers those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society.


GOLDEN, Christina Pearl Golden Obituary | Print |

GOLDEN, Christina Pearl -

Golden_Christina(July 14, 1921 - October 15, 2014)

With great sadness the family announces the passing of Christina on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Extendicare Halton Hills. We were by her side to kiss her and say, "See you later Mom."

Devoted mother of Dan (Shirley), Dianne (Vello), John (Lorraine) and the late Kim. Cherished Grandma to Yvonne, John, Christopher, Paul, Joyanne, Corrie, Ryan, Kyle, their spouses and partners. Great Grandma to Alicia, Curtis, Kaliegh, Kylie, Laek, Lauren, Pharoh.

Loving sister of Lorne Hunter whom she adored.

Also predeceased by her husband Thomas, brother John Hunter and sister Marjorie Westfall.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 18th at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 14400 Argyll Road, Georgetown, at 10:00 a.m.

Memorial contributions to The Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated.


SCHMIDT, Gernot Schmidt Obituary | Print |

SCHMIDT, Gernot -

Schmidt_GernotPeacefully at Lakeland Long Term Care, Parry Sound on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at the age of 84.

Beloved husband of the late Erika Schmidt (2003).

Loving father of Sylvia and her husband Doug Keith.

Cherished grandfather of Scot, Jeffrey and James.

Survived by his brother Ehrenfried Schmidt. Predeceased by brother Siegfried Schmidt.

As per Gernot’s wish, cremation has taken place. Arrangements out of Burlington.



WIRKOWSKI, Norbert 'Nobby' Wirkowski Obituary | Print |

WIRKOWSKI, Norbert 'Nobby' -

Wirkowski_Norbert_NobbyIt is with heavy hearts we announce that Nobby passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 in his 89th year surrounded with the love of his family.

Married to Theresa (nee Lombardo) for the past 55 years. Loving father of Linda (Will) Drope, Norbie (Lucy), Carol (Mark) Elsley, and Rick (Kelly). Grandfather of Nicole, Adam, Laura, Lexi, Taylor and Olivia.

Predeceased by his parents Adolph and Julia Wirkowski and his sister Lorraine Paciorek, of Chicago, Illinois.

Anyone born before the Second World War knows that Toronto has lost a sporting hero from the days when the CFL and NFL were at par and Varsity Stadium was jammed to the rafters with gents in Raccoon coats. Those born after, who were lucky enough to know him and fall under that steely blue-eyed gaze, knew they were in the presence of a special man.

Growing up in Chicago, he learned sports at Crane High School, where he was the only triple letter athlete since Bears owner George Halas accomplished the feat 40 years before. Nobby received countless scholarship offers in Basketball, Baseball and Football, finally deciding on Football at the University of Miami, Ohio, the “Cradle of Coache." There he played for Woody Hayes and played with the likes of Bo Schembeckler and Ara Parseghian.
Nobby enjoyed relating how Sid Gillman pulled him up off the freshman team and made him demonstrate the “Arm." He was especially proud of the two Bowl Games he won and the 18 of 21 passes he completed in his senior finale.

True to his character he proudly served in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific, but rarely spoke about it, except for the sea sickness he endured on the long journey overseas.

It was his early experiences in sport that forged the life he would lead in Canada as player and coach with the Argos, and as the quarterback of Hamilton and Calgary. Of course, his last minute touchdown pass to Zeke O’Connor in the mud and fog at Varsity to secure the 1952 Grey Cup for the Argos, is the stuff of legends.

While a professional, Nobby also coached and taught at De La Salle High School paving the way for his career at York University where he started the football program and retired as Athletic Director. Throughout his life, he touched the lives of many young people building upon their unique personal strengths while emphasizing the team.

Though a talented public speaker and story teller, Nobby was a man of few words, but a keen observer of people and their nature. He shook his head at the excessive celebration so prevalent in professional sport today, preferring to let excellence on the field do the talking. “Play your game” he would say, knowing that your confidence would be enough to beat a more talented opponent. He loved a winner, but knew there was more to learn from a tough loss that was hard fought.

Truly, he dedicated his life to his family - wife Theresa and four children all blessed with his athletic genes and strong character. So proud of each of them, and so welcoming to their spouses, he truly beamed when his grandchildren were playing around him and Maggie, J.J. and Molly ("granddogs") were begging for yet another treat.

Visitation will be held at Glen Oaks funeral home, Oakville on Sunday, October 19th from 1 - 4 pm and from 6 - 9 pm.

Funeral Mass will be conducted at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 2473 Thorn Lodge Drive, Mississauga on Monday, October 20th at 10:30 a.m.

If desired, please consider a donation in his memory to the Oakville Hospital Foundation or to the Nobby Wirkowski Football Award at York University, www.ForNobby.ca..


COOK-MARTIN, Sybil (Gilgrass) Cook Martin - Obituary | Print |

COOK-MARTIN, Sybil (nee Gilgrass) -

Cook-Martin_Sybil(November 7, 1929 - October 14, 2014)

Passed away peacefully with family at her side on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the Georgetown Hospital after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Loving daughter of George Gilgrass and Ada Wardle (deceased) of Runcorn, Cheshire, England.

Loving wife of Norman Martin (formerly of Inglewood), married June 1999, predeceased by Alfred Henry Cook (married 1952-1996).

Loving mother of Nigel and Nancy Cook and their children Kyal and Lyndsay of Toronto, Brent and Kevin of Orangeville, also Ian and Leslie Cook and their children Michael and Joey of Hillsburgh and her great-grandchild Chase Anderson Cook.

Sadly missed by her extended family, son-in-law John Martin, Peter and Lynda Noel and their children David, Alicia, Adam, Amber and Skylar Schmit of Thunder Bay, Jessi and great- grandchildren Braiden and Lexi.  Remembered by her sisters Marion and Elsie (deceased), Sheila and Yvonne and their family of Runcorn, Cheshire, England.

Sybil was a teletype operator in the Royal Corps of Signals and later a bookkeeper for several companies including Union Gas and National Grocers and in retirement, an active member of Caledon Seniors Council in Caledon East.

Funeral service will be held in Georgetown on Friday, October 17th.

In memory, contributions to the Shriners Hospitals for Children would be appreciated.


HILLIARD, Christopher 'Mark' Hilliard Obituary | Print |

HILLIARD, Christopher 'Mark' -

(1960 - 2014) - Passed away at Milton District Hospital on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014.

Mark is survived by his loving partner Cheryl McFadden. He will be missed by his brothers, Robert (Pamela), Tim (Estella) and sister Sherri. He will also be missed by his many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

Mark is predeceased by his mother Vilma.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service to honour Mark on Saturday, October 18th at 2:00 pm at Teatro Conference & Event Centre, 121 Chisolm Drive, Milton. A reception will follow.

As expressions of sympathy, a donation in memory of Mark to the Milton District Hospital Foundation or the Oakville & Milton Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.


LEES, Elizabeth Lees Obituary | Print |

LEES, Elizabeth -

Lees_Elizabeth(1951 - 2014) - On Tuesday morning, October 14, 2014, Elizabeth Lees passed away at Allendale in Milton.

Elizabeth was born on January 10, 1951 in Hamilton. She lived her life with the challenge of Downs Syndrome and lived a very interesting and exciting existence. She loved to travel, knit and crochet and she was a very good swimmer. Music was a huge part of her life. She had many favourites but enjoyed gospel music best.

She had resided at Allendale for the last few years. Thanks go to all the people who cared for her in such a gentle and loving way. Also gratitude from the family for the efforts of Community Living North Halton on Elizabeth's behalf.

Her sense of humour and love of people were infectious. Memories will linger long.

Memorial service will be held in Milton on Friday, October 17th.

As expressions of sympathy, a donation in memory of Elizabeth to Community Living North Halton would be appreciated by the family.


MOLLISON, Claude Henry Mollison Obituary | Print |

MOLLISON, Claude Henry -

Mollison_ClaudeSurrounded by family at the Hamilton General Hospital, on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the age of 82.

Beloved husband of Barbara (nee Girling). Cherished father of Scott (Yusi) and Tracey Dupuis (Rick). Treasured grandfather of Erik and Katie.

Predeceased by brothers Robert and John Mollison.

A Memorial Gathering will be celebrated in Burlington on Friday, October 17th.

In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.


POLLARD, George Pollard Obituary | Print |

POLLARD, George -

Pollard_GeorgeGeorge passed away peacefully at the Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the age of 82.


Funeral service will be held in Oakville on Saturday morning, October 18th. Burial to follow.


If desired, please consider a donation in his memory to the Alzheimer Society or to the charity of your choice.



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