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CANTIN, Lucia (nee Belanger) Cantin - Obituary | Print |

CANTIN, Lucia (nee Belanger) -

Peacefully, Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Providence Healthcare, at the age of 96.

Lucia, beloved wife of the late Noel.

Loving mother of Paul and Rene (Marian).

Proud grandmother of Kim, Brian, Robbie, Lacey and Kevin and great- grandmother of Jessica, Jonathan, Jordan, Nicholas, Mackenzie and Daniel.

Lucia is predeceased by her 6 brothers and 5 sisters. She will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. 

Funeral Mass on Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. in Precious Blood Church (Lawrence Ave., east of Victoria Park). Cremation.

In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.


AUS, Heiki Aus - Obituary | Print |

AUS, Heiki -   "Express Condolences"

(January 19, 1942 - November 21, 2014)

Passed away with family by his side, after a valiant battle with cancer, at the Lakeridge Health Bowmanville, on Friday, November 21st, 2014, in his 73rd year.

Dearly beloved husband of Diana (nee Kelly) of 48 years. Loving father of Anthony (Melissa), Annissa Cerget (Joseph), and Jarrett (Carol). Cherished Grampa to Kyle and Kendall and Papa to Declan and Callum.

Dear brother of Marje Palmer (Steve), Anne McQuoid (Bill) and Aarne Aus (predeceased). Beloved uncle of Martin and Leila Aus, Jason McQuoid and Bill and Kim Palmer.  Special nephew of Meeri Veermae.

A special thank you to Dr. Leon Irish and all the staff at the Lakeridge Health Bowmanville for their compassion and care.

Visitation will be held at the COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 HWY #2, COURTICE, 905-432-8484, on Saturday November 29th from 2:00 pm until time of Service of Remembrance in the chapel at 3:00 pm.

Donations may be made to the Memorial Hospital Foundation, 47 Liberty Street S, Bowmanville, L1C 2N4.

Online condolences may be made at


BAKER, W. Ross Baker - Obituary | Print |

BAKER, W. Ross -   "View Family Photos & Express Condolences"

Baker_RossJuly 7, 1932 – November 17, 2014

It is with deep sadness that our family announces the peaceful passing of our father, husband, uncle, brother, grandfather and great grandfather, Ross Baker at the age of 82 years.

Ross will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 57 years Margaret Baker (nee Holly), children; Karen Baker, Wayne (Nancy), Vickie Grossinger and Dan, 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Ross was a very honest, gentle and caring man. Dad enjoyed people in general, loved to talk and entertain those around him. He had a great sense of humour and was always smiling. Ross loved to fish and was the owner and operator of what he called "The Baker School of Casting" which was run out of the back yard of the family cottage, teaching the little ones to cast with their snoopy fishing rods. He was great at woodworking and many have pieces of his work in their homes to enjoy for years to come. He loved his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews and adored his wife. Dad was interested in the world even though he never travelled, he read plenty of magazines and watched documentaries about a variety of things. He loved music and sometimes you would find him listening to the radio in his workshop and doing what I lovingly call his old man dance!

Dad lived with passion, he was an optimist and his glass was always half full. He stayed that way until the very end telling me that he was getting stronger! I believe that he is somewhere now wearing a fishing hat with a rod in hand enjoying his next journey. We will all miss you!

In keeping with Ross' wishes cremation has taken place and a private service was held.

The family would like to thank the nurses at Campbell House, his wonderful Home Care Nurses and Dr. D. Nay for their care and compassion. A special thank you to Debbie and George for always being there when he needed them.

Donations may be made in Ross' memory to Campbell House (Collingwood, Ontario), Canadian Diabetes Association or Cancer Care.



CHAFE, William Chafe - Obituary | Print |

CHAFE, William

April 21, 1927 - November 21, 2014

Passed away peacefully at Toronto East General Hospital.

Predeceased by his parents Phillip and Emma and his brothers Robert and Samuel. Survived by his wife Mary and their four children Bernard, Robert, John and Sharon.

His special nephew John and his wife Muriel, who were a son and daughter to him and gave him 5 grandchildren Bobbie, Billie, Michael, Samantha and Stephanie and 14 great-grandchildren. Brothers- and sisters-in-law, especially Val and Bonnie, who were like a son and daughter to him. Numerous nephews and nieces, who held a special place in his heart.

Honourable mention to his niece Pauline and her husband Ron, who were on call and available to take him anywhere he needed to go and supported the family.

Thanks to his care worker Marie Claire for her hard work and loving care and the staff on Toronto East General's 5th floor.

Service will be held in Scarborough, on Wednesday, November 26th.

Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 27th.


CHU, Ai-Tseng Chu - Obituary | Print |

CHU, Ai-Tseng -   "Express Condolences"

Chu_Ai-TsengJuly 1, 1924 - November 21, 2014

Passed away peacefully on November 21, 2014 at Baycrest Hospital in Toronto, Ontario.

Survived by 1 son, 3 daughters, 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Ai-Tseng will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends.

Friends may visit the JERRETT FUNERAL HOME, 8088 Yonge Street (7 traffic lights north of Steeles, on the west side) on Thursday November 27, 2014 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am.

A Christian funeral service will commence at 10:30 am in the funeral home chapel to be followed by cremation at Forest Lawn Crematorium.



DOWER, Melbourne Keith Dower - Obituary | Print |

DOWER, Melbourne Keith -

Born December 6, 1924.

Passed into the presence of His Lord on Friday, November 21, 2014.

Loving husband of Lavina Dower.

Will be sadly missed by his brothers, sisters, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

A Celebration of his Life will be held in Scarborough, on Monday, November 24th.


GAUTHIER, Dorothy 'Joan' Gauthier Obituary | Print |

GAUTHIER, Dorothy 'Joan' –

Gauthier_JoanPeacefully, on Friday, November 21, 2014 at the Bennett Health Care Centre, Georgetown.  Joan, in her 85th year.

Beloved wife of Tom Gauthier and the late James Cole.

Loving mother of Patricia Spoehr, Janice Maile and the late Michael and John Cole.

Cherished grandmother of Jimmy, Robin, Justin, Jamie Lee, Brenna, Brianne and the late Chris; and to great-grandchildren Jake, Dylan and Dominic.

Joan will be fondly remembered by the Storms family and by her many friends.

A Funeral Service will be held in Georgetown on Monday, November 24th. Interment.

Contributions in Joan’s memory may be made to the Red Cross Society and would be appreciated.

GORDON, John Douglas (Jack) Gordon - Obituary | Print |

GORDON, John Douglas (Jack) -

Gordon_JohnOn Friday, November 21, 2014 at MarkhamStouffville Hospital in his 71st year.

Our wonderful Husband, Dad and Grampy is reunited with his beloved sons Bryan (2007) and John (1967) and is in the arms of the angels.

Beloved husband, soulmate and best friend to Elaine for almost 50 years. Most loving and incredible Dad to his daughter Tara. Proud and adoring Grampy to his Grandchildren Jessie and Mason, and Mackenzie and Taylor. Dear brother to Jim (Ruth), Al (Joanne) and the late Margaret (Ernie) Heath.

Jack faced multiple medical challenges and limitations these past 17 years with courage, fortitude and humour. He is our Hero, a Champion, a true Warrior. He was and will always be a cherished inspiration to Jessie and Mason who brought love and joy beyond measure to their Grampy.

He was a man of integrity, kindness and generosity. A gentleman and a gentle man. A family man.


Jack was Charter President of the Unionville/Markham Canadian Progress Club, past member for many years of the Unionville Slo Pitch, where he dazzled with his amazing knuckle ball, a terrific golfer, hockey referee and coach, cub leader, photographer and Mr. Fix-It. Jack was always there to lend a helping hand or a hand up wherever and whenever needed.

In his memory, if desired, help a neighbour or friend, visit someone who is lonely, do good deeds to make a positive difference in someone’s life or make a donation to the Children’s Wish Foundation.                          

Visitation at BARNES MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 5295 Thickson Rd. N., Whitby on Tuesday, November 25th from 7 - 9 p.m.

A service to honour and celebrate Jack’s life will be held in the Barnes Chapel Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at GROVESIDE CEMETERY, Brooklin.

Messages of condolence may be forwarded to

“Goodnight darling, I love you. See you in the morning”
Until the twelfth of never.
Your Elaine


HAYES, Robert Hayes - Obituary | Print |

HAYES, Robert -    "Express Condolences"

Hayes_RobertJuly 26, 1975 - November 18, 2014

Passed away suddenly on November 17, 2014.

Bobby was a loving father, partner, son and brother.

He will be deeply missed by all his family and friends.

Visitation will be held at GIFFEN-MACK DANFORTH FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. Subway), 416-698-3121, on Monday, November 24, 2014 from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Funeral Service to follow in the Giffen-Mack Chapel at 5:30 p.m.

Condolences may be made at

Donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

If we could have a lifetime wish
And one dream that could come true
We would pray to God with all our hearts just to see and speak to you
A thousand words won't bring you back
We know because we've tried
And neither will a million tears
We know because we've cried
You've left behind our broken hearts
And precious memories too
But we've never wanted memories
We only wanted you.



MYERS, Margaret Agnes 'Maggie' (MacFarlane) Myers - Obituary | Print |

MYERS, Margaret Agnes 'Maggie' (nee MacFarlane) -   "View Family Photos & Express Condolences"

Myers_MargaretMarch 23, 1924 - November 21, 2014

Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the age of 90 on November 21, 2014.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband William "Sandy"; sons Trevor, Scott (Debbie); grandchildren Cory, Justin, Alvin, Andrew, Nicholas and Jessica; sisters Dorothy, Heather, many extended family and friends.

Maggie was predeceased by her beloved son Kent.

Public visitation to occur from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm at Andrews Community Funeral Centre (8190 Dixie Rd. Brampton ON.) on Wednesday November 26, 2014.

Funeral service to occur in the chapel at ANDREWS COMMUNITY FUNERAL CENTRE on Thursday November 27, 2014 at 10 am.

Interment to follow at Orangeville Greenwood Cemetery 87 Broadway, Orangeville ON.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Maggie's name may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or Canadian Cancer Research.

Please leave a message of condolence for Maggie's family at



NOTTO, Sebastian Lee (Buss) Notto - Obituary | Print |

NOTTO, Sebastian Lee (Buss) -

Passed away peacefully on Friday, November 21, 2014 at the Mississauga Hospital after a long, courageous, battle with cancer at the age of 80.

Cherished husband of Norma for over 62 years. Beloved father of Wayne (Joanne), Kimberley and Julie. Much- loved grandfather of Michael (Adina), Cassandra, Stephanie, Alannah, Béla and Theo. Proud great-grandfather of Leo and Salene. Beloved brother of Bonnie Bassett (Dennis).

Dedicated Captain and District Chief of the Etobicoke Fire Department for over 36 years.

Service will be held in Etobicoke, on Tuesday, November 25th. Cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Scott Mission can be made in Sebastian's memory.


OWENS, Anne Isobel Owens - Obituary | Print |

OWENS, Anne Isobel -

September 26, 1923 - November 21, 2014

After a long life, Isobel passed away peacefully at 91, 11 months after her beloved husband Joe.

Dear mother of Pat and Susan. Loving mother-in-law of Maurice and Stewart. Special Nana of Joanne (Dave), Sarah, Heidi (Eric) and Nerese (Joe). Isobel was born in Liverpool, England. She, along with thousands of other unrecognized women, contributed to the war effort during WWII. She worked in a factory, making parts for radar.

She was also assigned to nightly fire watch duty. Isobel and Joe married in January 1946 and in 1982, upon retirement, they came to Canada to join their families.

Isobel loved Canada and her trailer in Midland and vacations in the U.S. We will all miss her but hope she's with Joe having a "cuppa" and a biscuit.

Our very special thanks to her private caregivers Cheriel, Rose and Lidia, who will be forever in our hearts.

Thank you to the palliative care staff, 4th floor, Toronto Western Hospital, for all their kindness and loving care.

Should you wish to make a donation, please consider 

Funeral service will be held in Toronto, on Monday, November 24th. Interment to follow.


PALMER, Debbie Palmer - Obituary | Print |

PALMER, Debbie -

Palmer_Debbie(October 26, 1972 – November 13, 2014)


The Visitation will take place at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME (28 Old Kingston Rd, Ajax, ON, CANADA, L1T 2Z7)  on Sunday, November 23rd from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

The FUNERAL MASS will take place at St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church, 1001 Ravenscroft Rd., Ajax L1T 4X1 on Monday, November 24th at 10:00 AM.


Online condolences may be made at



PASINI, Dea Pasini - Obituary | Print |


Peacefully, after a courageous battle, on Friday, November 21, 2014.

Deeply loved and always remembered by her children Matthew and Sarah and their father Craig Taylor.

Loving sister of Rudy (Lili) and Flora (Doug). Dear aunt of Maddalen, Emil and Evan. Dea was loved by all of her extended family and friends.

She will be remembered for her tenacious attitude, perseverance and her loving ways.

A special thank you to the staff of Dorothy Ley Hospice for their care and support.

Memorial will be held in Toronto, on Tuesday, November 25th.

For those who wish, donations may be made to a trust fund for Matthew and Sarah.


PETSINIS, Demitrios (Jim) Petsinis - Obituary | Print |

PETSINIS, Demitrios (Jim) -

September 10, 1928 - November 21, 2014

Passed away peacefully on Friday surrounded by his loved ones at the age of 86.

He is survived by his beautiful wife Katina "Kay" of 61 years.

He will be deeply missed by his children Tula (Nick), Niki (Bill) and Gary. Grandfather "Dedo" of Nancy (Brian), Larry, Stephen and Stacey. Great-grandfather of Ethan and Owen. Loving brother to Theodosia (Lazaros), Demo (Vasa) and Mary (Gregory). Uncle to many nieces and nephews.

He will be remembered for his strength, hard work and dedication to his family, friends and business, as well as for his love of horses, wonderful sense of humour and for spending time with those who were dear to him.

His endless stories will live on through everyone who knew him.

Special thanks to all of the staff at Trilogy Long Term Care Residence.

Funeral Service will be held in Toronto, on Wednesday, November 26th.


SAMPSON, John David 'Sam Sampson - Obituary | Print |

SAMPSON, John David 'Sam -   "Express Condolences"

Sampson_JohnOctober 14, 1946 - November 21, 2014

Passed away suddenly on November 21, 2014, at the age of 68, in Toronto.

Beloved partner of Linda.

Loving father of Cory (Lissa) and Tania (Tony). Proud grandfather of C.J., Matteo and Halo. Sam will be greatly missed by many relatives and friends.

Friends and family will be received at the GIFFEN-MACK DANFORTH FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway), 416-698-3121, on Monday, November 24, 2014 from 5-7pm.

Funeral Service to follow in the Giffen-Mack Chapel at 7pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any charity of choice.

Condolences may be made at



SMITHERAM, Ritva Liisa Smitheram - Obituary | Print |

SMITHERAM, Ritva Liisa -   "Express Condolences"

Smitheram_RitvaOctober 6, 1935 - November 19, 2014

Passed away on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Mackenzie Health in Richmond Hill, at the age of 79 with family by her side.

Beloved wife of Stuart Smitheram.

Loving mother of Jarmo, Juha, Helen, Jari and Sirpa. She leaves behind eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Survived by many family members in Finland. Ritva will be missed by family and friends.

The family would like to thank the staff of Mackenzie Health for their care and compassion.

Funeral service is at GIFFEN-MACK 'SCARBOROUGH' FUNERAL HOME, 4115 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough, ON (one block west of Kingston Rd.) on Monday, November 24, 2014 in the Chapel of funeral home at 2:00 p.m.

Donations in Ritva's memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Arthritis Society.



STEWART, Cahal Stewart - Obituary | Print |

STEWART, Cahal -

On November 21, 2014 at the age of 77, with his family by his side.

Beloved husband of Kathleen Stewart (nee Ryan). Loving father to Paul (Donna), Kevin (Kim), Trisha (Tom), Kathleen (Matt), Mary (Jay) and the late Cal Jr. (Jen).

Devoted Grandpa to Evan, Erin, Kaitlyn, Stephen, Dylan, Aislinn, Kelsea, Laura, Reid, Elizabeth, Brittany, Eamon and Jackson. He will be dearly missed by nieces, nephews, extended family and many, many friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial to be held in St. Mark's Catholic Church, 345 Glad Park Ave., Stouffville, on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment in Christ the King Cemetery.

If desired, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the York Region Alzheimer Society.


TROTTER, Douglas Payton Trotter - Obituary | Print |

TROTTER, Douglas Payton -

November 20, 2014, at the age of 81, passed peacefully with his family and Elvis, his canine companion, by his side.

Lovingly married for 49 years to the late Shirley Jean (nee Hicks).

Beloved father of Deborah (Kelly) and Kevin. Dear brother of Audrey Bailey and the late Ken Trotter. Doug (Mr. T) will be greatly missed by Carter, the Henry family and many other lifelong friends and family members including his nieces Pam McWatters, Alexis MacMillan and Diane Bland (David) and his nephews Michael Trotter (Shirley), Robert Bailey (Helen) and David Bailey (Andrea).

Doug was employed by Ontario Hydro for over 40 years and had been happily retired for a couple of decades. Doug rejoined the local Lions Club after Shirley's passing and his membership was a lifeline and godsend. Doug had the opportunity to live life on his own terms, often gone walking in the valley with Elvis and a cigar - he will be sadly missed by all. Cremation has taken place.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank Dr. Paul Hoy and Caroline for their unwavering care and support over the years.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Doug may be made to the Bowmanville Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Lions Club of Bowmanville.


van KRALINGEN, Klazina (Sini) van Kralingen - Obituary | Print |

van KRALINGEN, Klazina (Sini) -

91 years of age. Born in Giethoorn, Holland.

It is with very heavy hearts that we relay the sad news of the passing of our dearly beloved Mom/Oma/Great-Oma on November 21, 2014.

She is survived by daughters Ann (Geoff) and Betty (Bob), grandchildren Kristal (Yasu), Jessica (Ryan), Jeremy and Caroline (Tomm), great- grandchildren Emmalee, Alexa, Jack, Luke, Naomi, Kai, Sierra and Desmond and brothers and sisters in Holland.

Sini was a kind and gentle spirit and we will miss her dearly.

Service will be held in Ajax. Cremation.


VON BULOW, Margurite Von Bulow - Obituary | Print |

VON BULOW, Margurite -

Peacefully on November 21, 2014 with her loving family, Sisters of St. Bernard's and staff of St. Bernard's by her side.

Margurite is survived by her loving husband Peter Von Bulow.

Loving mother to Marjorie Nelles, Anna Hoffman, Catherine MacDougall and step- mother to Per Von Bulow and Ib Von Bulow. Devoted grandmother to Michele, Nevin, Margurite Derricks, Mark John Pomerhn and great-grandchildren.

Family and friends will gather for a Memorial Mass and Reception on Monday, November 24, 2014 at St. Bernard's Chapel (685 Finch Ave., west of Dufferin St.) starting at 6:15 p.m.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at a later date in St. Wilfrid's Catholic Church (time and date to be announced).


BARRETT, Sarah Lucile (nee Lyons) Barrett - Obituary | Print |

BARRETT, Sarah Lucile (nee Lyons) -

Peacefully passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2014 in her 102nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Harry.

Loving mother of Joan Fox and Donald (Linda) Barrett. Cherished grandmother of Eric (Sherry) and Darren (Kim) Fox, Sarah Campbell (Dean) and Hugo (Shawna) Barrett. Devoted great- grandmother of Robyn Fox and Emily Campbell.

Survived by her sister Charlotte Alexander. Predeceased by brothers Hugo, Frank and James Lyons, sisters Ellinor Campbell, Elizabeth McIntosh, Mary McKinney and Kathleen Lawson. Will be missed by her many nieces and nephews.  

Memorial Service will be held in Brampton on Thursday, November 27th.

Forever loved, sadly missed but never forgotten.

Donations in Lucile's name made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation would be appreciated.


BENNETT, Gordon (Bruce) Bennett - Obituary | Print |

BENNETT, Gordon (Bruce) -

With deepest regrets and broken hearts, we want to let you know of the passing of Bruce on Thursday, November 20, 2014.

His heart just wasn't up to finishing his railway journey across Canada with his newly acquainted cousin Raymond Horne.

They took a two-day break in Jasper, Alberta, on the way to Vancouver. It was there that his life with us came to an end from a massive heart attack. He was happy and in his own domain on his final journey.

Bruce knew so many fine people during his life of 79 years and if you were one of the lucky ones, in his circle of family and friends, you'll remember him for his kindness and never-ending caring ways. He was a remarkable, gentle man who brought goodness to everyone, especially those in his lifelong affiliation with the Sixth Toronto Scout Group and during his 28 years with VIA Rail. Regrettably, he leaves his loving daughter Barbara (Ron) and his buddy and grandson Mitchell and Simba. Predeceased by his loving wife of 43 years Sharon, brother Jack and sister Dorothy.

Also survived by sister-in-law Ann, brothers-in-law Bill and Sid, as well as many nieces, nephews and his many friends with the Birch Cliff Heights "gang".

Memorial Service on Saturday, November 29th at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Road, Scarborough, at 11 a.m. Reception to follow.

Donations to the Sixth Toronto Scout Group and Autism Dog Services in his memory would be appreciated.


BERKUN, Renee Berkun - Obituary | Print |

BERKUN, Renee -

On Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Toronto Grace Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Max.

Loving mother and mother-in-law of Pam Berkun and Richard Drevnig, and Lorne Berkun and Stephanie Berto.

Devoted grandmother of Erik, Steven, Paul, and Carla, Sam, and Thomas.

Service will be held in Toronto, on Sunday, November 23rd.  Shiva immediately following the interment at 45 Wilgar Road.

In memory of Renee Berkun, donations may be made to the Mt. Sinai Foundation in support of cancer research, 416-586-8203, or the Toronto Grace Health Centre.


BIDWELL, Norma Rae (Clausen) Bidwell Obituary | Print |

BIDWELL, Norma Rae (nee Clausen) -

Bidwell_NormaPassed away peacefully at Hampton Terrace Care Centre on November 20, 2014 in her 99th year.

For more than 63 years she was the beloved wife of Frederick Bidwell who predeceased her in 1997.

Norma was the loving mother of Dr. Peter (Maureen Crawford), Paul (Julie Hampel), and Matthew (Cathy Lorimer) and was predeceased by a young daughter, Michaella and a son James.

Her grandchildren included Martin, Timothy, Diana, Jeremy, Grant, Mark, Medbh, Michael and Megan and she was the proud great-grandmother of Corrie, Misha, Amy, Benjamin, Annalee, Fergus, Alistair, Colm, Stella, Caitlyn, Dylan, Abigail, Alex, Ryan, Aiden and Alexandra.

For many years Norma loved summer holidays at the family cottage on Lake Muskoka (the house that Fred built), especially when it was crowded with her large family and friends, and with constant cooking and cheerful noise. In Muskoka, she and Fred enjoyed boating over to the Church of the Kettles for Sunday services. In Burlington, the Bidwells were longtime faithful members of East Plains United Church.

Born July 9, 1915, in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan to Ted and Lucille Clausen, Norma grew up with her sisters Naomi and Glendine and her brother Dale. Having married Fred and moved to Hamilton, Ontario in 1934, she attended McMaster University and was later inducted into its alumni as well as being awarded an honorary LLD in 2008. Four years later, she was named one of “125 people of impact” when McMaster celebrated its 125th anniversary.

She had started her long journalistic career by writing stories for CBC radio and for various magazines. Then, in 1951 she was hired as a district correspondent in the Burlington-Aldershot area for the Hamilton Spectator, later joining the Women’s Department and becoming its food editor until her retirement in 1980, after having won numerous awards for her investigative reporting and travelling to Spain, Denmark, Italy and England chasing food stories.

After retirement, she began writing her popular Spectator column, “Norma’s Stoveline,” answering countless readers’ questions and providing hundreds of cooking tips. In retirement, she also published two cookbooks as well as “Lifelines and Deadlines,” an account of her various adventures in juggling family life with the demands of a daily newspaper. The University of Guelph library now holds her papers in its Archival and Special Collections.

A Funeral Service will be held Friday, November 28th at 10:30 am at East Plains United Church, 375 Plains Road East, Burlington.

In lieu of flowers, contributions towards The Church of The Kettles Restoration Fund (Lake Muskoka, ON) would be greatly appreciated. Please send to the attention of: Mr. Doug Jarrett, 207 Windy Lane, RR #4 Markdale, ON N0C 1H0.

BURNS, Lee Wayne Burns - Obituary | Print |

BURNS, Lee Wayne -

Passed away peacefully, on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the age of 64.

Loving husband of Elizabeth ("Bessie"). Beloved father of Jeffrey, Jason and Kelly.

Proud grandfather of Taylor and Kierra. Brother of Reta, Terry (Rose), Allen (Diane), Joan (Cor Doret) and Earl. Son of the late Gordon and June Burns.

Lee retired in 2010, after 35 years of service with the City of Toronto.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Southlake Regional Health Centre (SRHC).

Funeral service will be held in Newmarket, on Sunday, November 23rd.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Lee's name may be made to SRHC.


BURNS, Sister Catherine Jean Burns - Obituary | Print |

BURNS, Sister Catherine Jean -

Congregation of Notre Dame (Sister St. Francesca Marie) -

Peacefully at the Providence Motherhouse, Kingston, ON, Sister Catherine Jean Burns of the Congregation of Notre Dame died on Thursday, November 20, 2014 in her 87th year.

She was predeceased by her parents Francis Burns and Dorothy Murray, her brother Stanley Burns and her sister Dorothy Saunders. She is survived by Brother Gordon Burns M.M. of Maryknoll, NY, her nephews and niece and will be fondly remembered by the members of her religious community, her former students and collaborators in ministry. Sister Jean was born in Kingston and entered the Congregation of Notre Dame in 1948, making her Religious Profession in 1950.

In the following years she dedicated her life to education, beginning in Ottawa, followed by a number of years in Westport, Toronto, Brockville and Kingston. She was well known as a teacher and administrator but was better known as someone who encouraged her students and kept in contact with them over the years.

After thirty years of teaching, Sister Jean qualified in nursing and worked in health care for her community until her retirement in 2010.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Joseph Church, 392 Palace Rd., Kingston, on Monday, November 24, 2014 followed by the Rite of Committal in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kingston, ON.


CHIAROT, Ruth Chiarot Obituary | Print |


 Chiarot_Ruth(July 2, 1932 – November 20, 2014)


Passed away peacefully at Albright Manor, Beamsville at the age of 82.

Loving wife of John Chiarot. Loving mother of Valerie (Stan) Sobczak, John (June) Chiarot, and Cathy (David) Johnston.

Grandmother of 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

In keeping with Ruth's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private memorial will occur at a later date. Arrangements out of Burlington.

EATON, Kevin Eaton - Obituary | Print |

EATON, Kevin -

Passed away suddenly with family by his side on November 20, 2014 at the age of 43.

Dear son of Leena Eaton (Keith Stewart) and the late Philip Eaton. Loving brother of Karla Eaton (Dave Dell).

Uncle of Chandler, Beverly and Mark. Nephew of Ann and Paul Neff and Stan and Sandra Eaton. Cousin of Liisa and Nicole Neff and Kirk Eaton.

Kevin will be lovingly remembered by those who knew him.

Funeral Service will be held in Etobicoke on Tuesday, November 25th.  Private cremation to follow.


FEENEY, Mary Ann Feeney - Obituary | Print |

FEENEY, Mary Ann -

January 30, 1960 - November 20, 2014

Passed at Lakeridge Health Oshawa surrounded by her family and friends.

Predeceased by her parents Michael and Josephine. She will be greatly missed by both of her families: brothers Michael (Diane), Kevin, Dennis and Peter (Wendy) and her second family, Mary Jo, Robert, Kelly (Adam), Ashley (Pete) and Brendan Twiner.

She will be missed by her many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Forever missed by her devoted and loving Godmother Patsy Williams who has been a constant support in Mary Ann's life.

Mary Ann will always be remembered by her wonderful friends at the Workshop and at Tim Hortons.

Our deepest thanks to Oshawa/Clarington Community Living for all the years of love and support.

Thank you also to the staff at both Extendicare Oshawa and the Critical Care Unit at Lakeridge Health Hospital. 

Funeral Mass on Monday, November 24th at 9:30 a.m. in St. Lawrence Martyr Church (Lawrence east of Birchmount). Interment Pine Hills Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make your donation to Oshawa/Clarington Community Living.


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