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VOIGT, Kai Voigt - Obituary | Print |

VOIGT, Kai -

Passed peacefully at St. Michael's Hospital on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the age of 70.

Survived by his wife Pamela and his children Anneliese and David.

A private memorial service was held on September 19, 2014.

For those who wish, donations may be made online directly to St. Michael's Palliative Care Unit.


WILBY, Joyce Wilby, Obituary | Print |

WILBY, Joyce -

Passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at Brampton Civic Hospital on Tuesday September 9, 2014 at the age of 73.

Beloved wife of Alan Wilby. Loving mother of Jonathan (Natalie), Jason (Sandra), and Natasha Hussey (Verdun). Cherished grandma of Ryan, Sean, Tyler, Sheldon, Julianna, Kira, Kendra, and Elizabeth.

Predeceased by her parents Frederick and Marilla Hunt.

Dear sister of David (late Isabelle), Fred (Carolyn), Betty Fox (late Jim), Marion Burton (Lloyd), Gloria Wells (late Moody).  Predeceased by brothers Don (survived by Joan), Jack (late Joan), Ralph (survived by Elaine), and Wayne (late Sherry).

A special thank you to the hospital staff at Trillium Health Centre – Mississauga Site.

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 13th in Orangeville.

For those who wish, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

YOKUBYNAS, Stase Yokubynas - Obituary | Print |


Peacefully, at Labdara Nursing Home, Etobicoke, on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.

Predeceased by her husband Benedict.

Loving mother of Daiva and her husband Gerald and Ray and his wife Kathleen.

Much-loved grandmother of Nicole. Dear sister-in-law of Jean Kuzmas.

Funeral Mass will be held at the Church of the Resurrection, 1 Resurrection Road, Etobicoke, on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 10 a.m.

For those who wish, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.


ALMEIDA, Gilbert 'Gil' Almeida Obituary | Print |

ALMEIDA, Gilbert 'Gil' -

Almeida_GilPassed away suddenly with his family by his side on Monday, September 8th, 2014 in Oakville at the age of 62 years.

Beloved father of Michael and his wife Jennifer, and Andrew. Cherished grandfather of Evan and Nathan.

Gilbert is survived by his Loving mother Maria, brothers Joe and his wife Lisbeth, Peter, and sister Mary Lou and her husband Adam Brancalion.

Gilbert will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his many family and friends both here and in Florida.

Funeral service will be held at St. Matthews Parish, 1150 Monks Passage, Oakville on Friday, September 12th, at 10:00 am. Entombment.

As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

AZIZ, John (Jack) Esber Aziz - Obituary | Print |

AZIZ, John (Jack) Esber -   "Express Condolences"

Aziz_JohnAugust 5, 1922 - September 8, 2014

Jack passed away peacefully with family by his side on September 8, 2014 at the age of 92.

Beloved husband of Doris (McDermid) for 63 years.

Devoted father of Michael (Linda) and Julie (Daniel) and loving Gramps to Adam (Courtney) and Ashley (Peter). Jack was a proud Canadian war veteran, having served in the Canadian Armed Forces, Army in WWII.

Jack was born in Toronto to Gattas and Mamie on August 5, 1922. The 5th of 10 children, he is survived by his sister Jean and predeceased by sisters Lenda and Mary and brothers Harold, George, Godfrey, Edward, Philip and Jim. Fondly remembered by his Brother-in-Laws and Sister-in-Laws.

We often said we have cousins by the dozens and dad dearly loved all his nieces and nephews and the special times everyone spent together starting at the family home on Ferndale Avenue and various family events which recently included Adam and Courtney's wedding on December 31, 2013.

Jack was always smiling and could be counted on for a story or joke (sometimes colourful), to make us smile too. Jack had a career in the textile and manufacturing industry when manufacturing was thriving on King St. in Toronto and retired as the Vice President of a US owned company.

He was also active in his church, St. John's Anglican in Weston for many years. Wise, generous and kind, Jack saw the good in others and we are grateful for the many examples he set.

The family wants to thank the staff at Extendicare Brampton and his private caregiver Michael Cuaresma who provided special care and friendship.

Memorial Visitation

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 7:00pm - 9:00pm at ANDREWS COMMUNITY FUNERAL CENTRE, 8190 Dixie Road, Brampton


BADURA, Vittoria (Garfoli) Badura Obituary | Print |

BADURA, Vittoria (Garfoli) -

Badura_VittoriaThe family of Vittoria Badura sadly announces her passing at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton on Monday, September 8, 2014, after a long and valiant battle with Parkinson's disease, at age 89.

Vitoria Garfoli, wife of the late George Badura (2004).

Beloved mother of Frances and Gary Scott of Grimsby and Paul Badura of Toronto. Survived by brother Joe (Maria) Garfoli of Hamilton.

Vittoria was born in Italy and raised in France. She immigrated to Canada and married George. Settling in Hamilton, she trained and worked as an RNA at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Family and Friends will gather at Our Lady Of Mercy Catholic Church, 58 Dundurn St. N., for a funeral Mass of Christian burial, Saturday September 13th at 9:45 a.m.  Interment Hamilton. Arrangements out of Acton.

In lieu of flowers, donation to the Parkinson's Foundation or The Beamsville 4 Paws Rescue would be appreciated.

BARRANGER, Albert Barranger, Jr. - Obituary | Print |

BARRANGER, Albert Jr. -    "Express Condolences"

October 19, 1935 - September 6, 2014

Peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on Saturday, September 6, 2014 in his 79th year.

Beloved husband of Iris (nee Major).

Loving father of Gordon and Danny (Rosemarie). Proud grandfather of Amanda, David and Samantha.

Dear brother of Barbara (Don), Ruth (Marcel), Marion (the late Tom), Judy (Fernando), and sister- in-law Verna.

Predeceased by his brother Gordon and his sister Dorothy (Paul).

He will be sadly missed by his in-laws, nieces, nephews and all his friends. He was a proud member of Local 95.

Friends and family may call at the THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME, 530 Industrial Parkway S., Aurora, ON, on Friday, September 12th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, September 13th at 11 a.m.

In memory of Albert, please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.



CROMACK, Maureen Cromack Obituary | Print |

CROMACK, Maureen -

Cromack_MaureenPassed away peacefully after a courageous fight, at Toronto General Hospital on Monday September 8, 2014 at the age of 53.

Beloved daughter of the late Gerald and Mary Agnes Cromack. Dearly loved sister of Kevin (Kathy) Cromack, Bernadette Cromack, Kathryn (Johnny) Canal, Annette (Steve) Gale, Anthony Cromack, Colin (Wendy) Cromack, Malcolm (Amanda) Cromack and the late Paul Cromack. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her partner Bruce Carpenter.

Maureen had worked as a Floor Supervisor for the Niagara Parks Commission at Table Rock for 25 years and she was an avid New Orleans Saints fan.

A Funeral Service in celebration of her life will be held in Niagara Falls on Thursday. Cremation will follow with interment at a later date .

In memory of Maureen donations to Heart Niagara, the Walker Family Regional Cancer Centre or the Niagara Falls Humane Society would be appreciated by her family.

Di CECCA, Angelo Raffaele Di Cecca Obituary | Print |

Di CECCA, Angelo Raffaele -

Di_Cecca_AngeloSurrounded by his family at his residence on Monday, September 8, 2014 at the age of 79.

Beloved husband of Mary for fifty years. Loving father of Rocco Di Cecca, the late Paula Di Cecca (1995), Melanie Mason (Ken) and Christina Chorpitta (Greg). Cherished grandfather of Tina, Brennan, Christopher, Jeffrey, Natalie, Catherine, Daniel and Lucas and great grandfather of Grayson and Savannah.

Angelo will be dearly missed by his brothers Tony (Marge) and Severin (Phyllis), sister in-law Angela as well as Maria Albanese, Antoinette Aquino (Tony), Louie Albanese (Linda), Nancy LeDonne (Sam), Dominic Albanese (Debbie) and Jim Albanese (Kathryn) and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by his parents Rocco and Paola Di Cecca and brother John Di Cecca, brothers in-law Ross Albanese and John Albanese and sister in-law Rosie DeLima.

Angelo faced his 3 year battle with cancer with great courage. He died as he lived, peacefully and with dignity. He was always more concerned with how the disease affected his loved ones rather than how it affected himself.

A special thank you to Angelo’s doctors, nurses and caregivers throughout his medical journey, most especially Dr. Juergens for her endless care and compassion.

Funeral Service will be held in Burlington on Friday, September 12th. Interment.

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Angelo are asked to please consider the Juravinski Cancer Centre.

“Your life was a blessing. Your memory a treasure.
You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure."

FISHER, Frederick Robert Fisher - Obituary | Print |

FISHER, Frederick Robert -   "Express Condolences"

Fisher_FrederickFebruary 25, 1951 - September 8, 2014

After a terribly short, but extremely brave battle with cancer Fred, 63, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 8th, 2014, with his loving family by his side.

Devoted best friend and husband of Lynda (nee Ayotte) for 42 years.

Always there for his children Amanda and Jeremy and his wife Jamie. Cherished and loving Papa of Ryder and Nathan.

Predeceased by his parents Fred and Nellie Fisher. Dear brother of Darren Fisher. Beloved brother-in-law of Don (Cathy), Doug (Donna) and Bob (Pip). He will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and all who knew him. His humour, generosity and kindness will be forever missed but never forgotten.

Many thanks to Dr. Raymond Jang (P.M.H.) and nurse Jill Lindo (VHA) for their care and compassion.

Visitation will be held at the OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Thursday, September 11th, 2014 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m.

Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, September 12th at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial donations to SickKids Foundation Unit 6A or Make a Wish Foundation would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be made at


GRAHAM, Robert Norman Graham - Obituary | Print |

GRAHAM, Robert Norman -

It is with great sadness that his family announces the passing of Robert; loving husband of 57 years to his high school sweetheart Margaret, father of Don (Kathy), Garry (Rose), Nancy (Dean) and Jackie (Ken).

Grandfather to Robert, David, Graham, Tyler, Laurissa, Hannah and Nathaniel. Brother to Irene Allen (Stuart) and brother- in-law to Jeanette MacDonald (Iain deceased). Founder and President of BGM Imaging in 1958 with partners Raymond Borowsky, Floyd McRae and later, Iglvars Broks.

Together they introduced colour photographic printing and continued to deliver innovations over the decades that garnered BGM an enviable reputation across North America.

Robert was a devoted family man, who thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, especially at the cottage, which became a weekend retreat for the whole family. He was a kind and caring man, well respected and loved by all. He will be missed.

After a short illness, Robert passed away on Monday, September 8, 2014 at Markham Stouffville Hospital at the age of 80.

Memorial service will be held in Markham on Saturday, September 13th.

In memory of Robert, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society , Markham Stouffville Hospital or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by his family.


GREIG, Richard William (Ric) Greig - Obituary | Print |

GREIG, Richard William (Ric) -   "Express Condolences"

Greig_RichardAugust 2, 1971 - September 8, 2014

Passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Monday September 8, 2014 at the age of 43.

Son of Betty Scott (Paul) and the late William Greig.

Brother to Tracy, Steven, Shane and Adam, and father to Rob Grass.

Ric will be sadly missed by his many aunts, uncles and cousins, including Jeff his best friend and cousin, and many other friends.

Visitation will take place at JERRETT FUNERAL HOME at 660 Kennedy Rd in Scarborough on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 6-9pm.

Service will be held on Thursday September 11, 2014 at 10 am in the JERRETT FUNERAL HOME - SCARBOROUGH.

Internment to follow at Pine Hills Cemetery.

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



HANCOCK, Dorothea Janet (Thomson) Hancock - Obituary | Print |

HANCOCK, Dorothea Janet (nee Thomson) -

Veteran of WWII, Royal Canadian Air Force Longstanding member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 302, Gravenhurst

Peacefully at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge on Monday, September 8, 2014 with her loving family at her side.

Dorothea Janet Hancock, beloved wife of the late Ross Alan Hancock, who predeceased Dorothea on March 12, 2008.

Beloved mother of James and his wife Anne Marie, Susanne, Joanne and her husband Howie Peers, David and his wife Elaine and Steven and his wife Barbara. Beloved grandmother to Stephanie and her husband David, Michael and his wife Sandra and Margaret. Great-grandmother to Rebecca and Matthew.

Dorothea is predeceased by her sister Agnes V. Long and by her brothers Thomas A. Thomson and Joseph A. Thomson. 

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Gravenhurst on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Gravenhurst.

In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate donations to the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital Foundation.


HARPER, Dr. John Anthony Harper - Obituary | Print |

HARPER, Dr. John Anthony Harper -   "View Family Photos & Express Condolences"

Harper_Dr_JohnM.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.O.G., F.R.C.S.(C)

July 5, 1925 - September 6, 2014

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. John (Jack) Anthony Harper on September 6, 2014.

Jack died peacefully in Toronto surrounded by his family. He was 89 years old.

Jack was the son of the late James and Mary Harper (née McClafferty), originally from Ireland. He was the devoted and loving husband of Josephte (Jody) Harper (née McSloy) for 52 years with whom he shared a deep love and a wonderful life.

Jody predeceased him on December 21, 2005 but was always in his thoughts. Jack was the kind and loving father of six daughters: Mary, Ann, Elizabeth, Jody, Pauline and Jacqueline; grandfather of Stephanie, Rebecca, Alexander, Georges and Gabrielle. He was the youngest of seven children and is predeceased by his siblings, Margaret (Edward) Hynes, Kathleen (Raymond) Kearns, Frances (Dr. Wilfrid) Nolan, James (Marnie) Harper, Daniel Harper and Charles Harper
(who died as an infant), all of Toronto.

Jack was also predeceased by his parents-in-law, Colonel James Ivan and Oswald (née Haycock) McSloy of
St. Catharines, Ontario, and his sister-in-law, Hope (Donald) McLarty of Ottawa. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews.

Jack was born in Toronto on July 5, 1925. He attended St. Michael's College School in Toronto where he was a gold-medalist and played on the Junior A hockey team that went on to win the Memorial Cup.

He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto in 1948 and continued his specialist studies at St. Vincent Hospital in New York, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and Montreal General Hospital before returning to Toronto to begin his life-long career at St. Michael's Hospital as a respected Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, caring for women and their families in the community for over 50 years.

Throughout his medical career, Jack was also an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Toronto. He was a wonderful teacher and clinician, long remembered by his colleagues and students. He retired from practice in 2003, having performed thousands of surgeries and delivered an estimated 4,000 babies.

Jack was committed to helping others. Along with his late wife Jody, he dedicated his time to helping the mentally disabled, as well as to causes affecting women and those less fortunate. He was a Knight of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and sat on various boards. In addition, he was an advocate for the Special Olympics, L'Arche, Our Lady's Missionaries, the Redemptorist Fathers' Catholic Settlement House and Street Haven.

Jack will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends as a kind and joyful person. He had a great sense of humour; his quick wit and ability to make others laugh were equally matched by his wisdom and insight. Jack was truly loved by all who knew him. He enjoyed his life to the fullest, especially with family and friends on long summer days at his Lake Simcoe retreat. Sincerest and heartfelt thanks are extended to the wonderful care and compassion Jack received at Forest Hill Place and Baycrest Hospital, as well as to his dedicated caregivers, particularly, Imelda, Delia and Beth.

Visitation will be held at TRULL 'NORTH TORONTO' FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 2704 Yonge Street, Toronto (5 blocks south of Lawrence Avenue) On Friday, September 12 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

A Funeral Mass of the Resurrection to celebrate Jack's life and spirit will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Holy Rosary Church, 354 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto. He will be laid to rest at Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery,

There will be a reception to follow at the Badminton & Racquet Club, 25 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto.



HOLTZHEIMER, Tracey Holtzheimer - Obituary | Print |


Peacefully at Uxbridge Cottage Hospital, on Monday, September 8, 2014 at the age of 44 years.

Tracey Holtzheimer (nee Hardiman), beloved wife of Jan Holtzheimer of Zephyr.

Loving mother of Mikaela and Sarah, both at home. Much loved daughter of Lillian and Leo Hardiman of St. John's, Newfoundland and daughter-in-law of Alois and Marga Holtzheimer of Zephyr.

Dear sister of Louise Penton (Dan), Wade Hardiman, Leon Hardiman and Chris Hardiman (Roanna) and aunt of Jessica, Colleen, Kayden and Josh.

Fondly remembered by her extended family and many friends. 

Funeral Service in Zephyr Mount Pleasant Missionary Church, 14209 Durham Regional Road 39, Zephyr, Saturday at 2 p.m. Visitation in the church from 12 noon. Cremation to follow.

Memorial donations to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Foundation or the Zephyr Mount Pleasant Missionary Church would be appreciated by the family.


IRWIN, William Douglas (Doug) Irwin - Obituary | Print |

IRWIN, William Douglas (Doug) -

Passed away peacefully in his 89th year on Monday, September 8, 2014 at Centenary Hospital in Scarborough.

Born in Toronto on April 13, 1925, Doug is the beloved husband of 58 years to Lois (nee Parker), father to Doug (predeceased), Scott (Carol) and Brent (Susan) and proud granddad to Christopher (Alexis), Michael, Nicole, Jamie and Colin.

Doug was one of the nicest men you would have ever met who would love to share a story or a corny joke. He loved to be around friends and family and lived life at his own pace.

After serving in the Air Force during WWII where he was a Gunner on a Blenheim Bomber patrolling the East Coast of Canada and a short stint with Toronto Metro Police, Doug found his way to the Toronto Star where he worked in their Security department for 33 years. He will be forever in our hearts. 

A Funeral Service will be held in Scarborough on Thursday, September 11th.  Interment to follow at St. Peter's Church on Maple Lake in Haliburton.

If desired, memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.


JONES, Robert Andrew Jones - Obituary | Print |

JONES, Robert Andrew -

Peacefully at Toronto East General Hospital on Monday, September 8, 2014.

Beloved husband of Katherine and loving father of Diane. Brother of Marg, Joanne and Michael.

Also many nieces and nephews. Bob was a retired letter carrier and part- time employee of Maple Leaf Gardens.

Special thanks to the staff at East General Hospital.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to GIFFEN-MACK DANFORTH FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 2570 Danforth Ave., 416-698-3121.

If desired, a donation can be made to a charity of your choice.



KALKA, James William Kalka - Obituary | Print |

KALKA, James William -   "Express Condolences"

Kalka_JamesApril 22, 1949 - September 8, 2014

Unexpectedly at his home in Oshawa on Monday September 8, 2014, at the age of 65 years.

Loving father to Shane (Jen), Brandon (Julie) and Heather.

Grandfather to Owen and Jaide.

Lovingly remembered by Mary.

James leaves behind brothers John (Gwen), Walter (Chris), Philip (Mary), David (Cathy), and his sister Anne Marie (Rob).

Resting at the COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 Highway #2, Courtice, ON (905-432-8484), with Service of Remembrance on Sunday Sepbember 14, 2014 at 3 p.m.

Visitors will be received by the family from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Memorial Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the CHARITY of your Choice.

Online condolence may made at


LEE, Kwok Kwong Lee - Obituary | Print |

LEE, Kwok Kwong -   "Express Condolences"

Peacefully passed away on September 8, 2014 at St. Michael's Hospital.

Loving father of Tommy (France), Jenny (Hon Fai Law), Stanley (Grady Leung), Frankie (Megi Li), Danny (Wendy Ma), pre-deceased Patty (Ricky Luk), Billy (Gigi Tung) and Mai Ling (Alan Kong). Cherished grandpa of Karen, Sandy, Matthew (Jessica Zhang), Jason, Leon (Heather Fung), Maxine, Fiona, Jager, Alyssa, Jayna, Kristi, Kevin, Damon and Magan.

Devoted great-grandpa of Elvina. Kwok Kwong will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family in China and friends.

Friends may visit the JERRETT FUNERAL HOME, 6191 Yonge Street (2 lights south of Steeles, on the east side) on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 9:30am to 10:30am.

A funeral service will commence at 10:30am in the funeral home chapel. Burial at York Cemetery to follow.



LEFLER, Fred Lefler - Obituary | Print |

LEFLER, Fred -

Peacefully at Hill House Hospice, Richmond Hill, on Monday, September 8, 2014.

Beloved husband of Lynn, devoted and loved dad of Brett, Justin (Valerie) and Lyndsey and dear Gramps of Dillon and Brooklyn.

Brother of Doug, Doreen and the late Joanne and Lorraine. Will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and family. 

A masonic service will be held on Saturday and the funeral service will be held in Richmond HIll on  Sunday September 14th.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Hill House Hospice, 36 Wright Street, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 4A1 or Evergreen Hospice, 6060 Highway 7, Markham, ON L3P 3A9, will be appreciated.


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