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LOFT, Frank Stewart Loft - Obituary | Print |

LOFT, Frank Stewart -

With much sadness, we announce that Frank's journey ended peacefully on November 3, 2014 in his 82nd year.

Eldest son of Henry and Lyda Loft. Devoted husband of Mary, and the late Eveleen (2004).

Cherished father of Leslie and Erin (Don) and grandchildren Mathew, Michael, Cameron and Riley. Loving step-father to Cathy (Michael), Barry (Michelle), Sharon, David (Joelle) and grandchildren Jessica, Evan, Kendra, Jeremy, Daniel and Zachary.

Beloved brother of Fran Hetherington, Harry Loft, Barry Loft and the late Lillian Kellett-Loft and Norma Baker.

Service will be held in Toronto, on Saturday, November 8th.

If desired, donations can be made to the "March of Dimes Canada Life Toronto Program".


MATSUO, David Ikuo Matsuo - Obituary | Print |

MATSUO, David Ikuo -

Passed away peacefully with family present on Monday, November 3, 2014 at the age of 91.

Beloved husband of Marjorie for 61 years.

Cherished father of Laurie (Glenn) Nishida and Jeff (Kathy).

Dear grandpa of Graeme and Megan. Survived by siblings Karl, Miyo, Lil and Sam. Predeceased by sister Mary.

Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Many thanks to the staff at Union Villa and Markham Stouffville Hospital for their compassionate care and support.

Service will be held in Markham, on Saturday, November 8th. Private Cremation.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.


MAYWOOD, Helen Doreen (Keffer) Maywood - Obituary | Print |

MAYWOOD, Helen Doreen (nee Keffer) -

Passed away on Monday, November 3, 2014, in Gravenhurst at the age of 100.

Born on March 2, 1914, she was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Muriel Keffer and a sister Betty Kathleen; also by her husband Leonard Dodd, with whom she had three children.

She is survived by two sons: John Lawrence Dodd (Mary Lou) currently of Wichita, Kansas and Robert Wayne Dodd (Catherine) of Bracebridge. Her youngest son, Brian, passed away in childhood. She was the proud grandmother of Braydon Dodd, now living in Austin, Texas and of Keeley (Dodd) Jernigan, now living in Wichita, with husband David and family. Doreen was also predeceased by Russell Maywood, whom she married later in life.

She will be missed by a large extended family, who celebrated many happy occasions with her over the years, including summers in Muskoka and winter holidays in Texas.

Doreen was a member of St. Mary the Virgin Church and later, St. George's on-the-Hill, both located in Toronto.

The family is extremely grateful to the staff of "Muskoka Hills" and "Leisureworld" for their kindness and care during the past difficult months.

Cremation has taken place and a private family memorial will be held at a later date.


MOYER, Walter Ronald Gee 'Ron' Moyer - Obituary | Print |

MOYER, Walter Ronald Gee 'Ron'-

Born in Vineland, Ontario, on September 26, 1926.

Passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 3, 2014 at Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital.

Beloved husband of Irene for 63 years.

Greatly missed by his children Ian and Nancy.

Proud grandfather of Andrew, Christopher, Laura, Melanie and Jessica. Ron will be remembered for his larger than life laugh and his love of food.

He will be missed by all of his family and friends. A private family service of remembrance will take place at a later date..


PAUL, Edward (Peter Barr) Paul - Obituary | Print |

PAUL, Edward (Peter Barr) -

September 12, 1944 - November 3, 2014

Passed away suddenly on November 3, 2014.

Son of Gayle and Eleanor Paul. Brother of Richard and Daniel.

Successful entrepreneur from hotel manager to business owner of "La Pizzeria" in Bay Ridges to Terry's Billiards in Scarborough.

Ed or Eddy was the "cool" in cool in the 60s and 70s with his cars: '61 Chevy Impala Convertible and '66 Sunbeam Alpine Convertible to his '68 Corvette Convertible.

Ed had a love of cars, racing, hockey and people. Like many others, Ed was dealt some tough life cards; he chose to handle it his way.

Liked by all, he will be remembered as the kind, generous soul he was.

Special thanks to his angels Betty and James O'Keeffe for their kindness, generosity and love in the later years.

The family will receive friends at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME (28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax, 905-428-8488), on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the local food bank would be greatly appreciated.

Online condolences may be placed at


RAFFERTY, James Patrick 'Jim' Rafferty - Obituary | Print |

RAFFERTY, James Patrick 'Jim' -

Retired 35 year Director of Information Systems at Maple Leaf Mills

Passed away peacefully at home on Monday, November 3, 2014 in his 83rd year.

Beloved husband of Pat.

Loving father of Michael and his wife Tracy.

Dear grandfather of Jessica and Nicholas. Brother of Paul.

Service will be held in Scarborough, on Friday, November 7th.


REAMAN, Ruth Elizabeth (Wellman) Reaman - Obituary | Print |

REAMAN, Ruth Elizabeth (nee Wellman) -

January 20, 1923 - November 3, 2014

Passed away peacefully at her home in Gravenhurst after a full life.

Beloved wife of the late Isaac John Reaman (2000) and cherished mother of Marjorie Ann and her husband David Shield. Predeceased by son Robert James (1972) and daughter Jean Elizabeth Hann (1987).

Grandmother of Jeremy Shield, Melinda Yane (Chris), Amanda Hann, Sean Hann, Jillian Ivan (Shaun) and Timothy Hann (Deirdre Nelson). Great-grandmother of Brady and Bella Ivan and Avari, Elise and Charlotte Yane.

Also survived by brother Allan Wellman, sister-in-law Elsa Wellman and son-in-law Simon Hann (Cathy).

Raised as a proud farm girl in Headford, she attended Toronto Normal School (Class of '44) and taught in a one-room school before returning to farm life in Maple and later Minesing.

Fondly remembered by many friends, fellow pilots and relatives.

The family would like to thank all those who made her life comfortable and happy in the last years.

Service will be held in Richmond Hill, on Friday, November 7th.

If desired, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.


ROBERT, Dorothy Veronica (Mac Donald) Robert - Obituary | Print |

ROBERT, Dorothy Veronica (nee Mac Donald) -   "Express Condolences"

October 20, 1921 - November 3, 2014

Passed away at Scarborough Extendicare Nursing Home on Monday, November 3, 2014 at the age of 93.

Predeceased by her husband Origene (1965).

She will be dearly missed by her daughter Amelia (William Foster), niece Ann Marie Tramontozzi, and family (Boston, Mass.).

Arrangements entrusted to JERRETT FUNERAL HOME Scarborough.

Cremation has taken place.

A private family burial service will take place at a later date.



RYDER, Lloyd (Red) Ryder - Obituary | Print |

RYDER, Lloyd (Red) -


It is with heavy hearts we announce Lloyd's passing on November 3, 2014 in his 92nd year.

He was a beloved husband to Veronica, cherished father to daughter Beverley (Dave) and son Paul Wayne (Sue). He will be missed dearly by grandsons, Kevin, Eric and Jeffrey. He will also be remembered with love by his remaining sister Lavonne Billings.Red was a spitfire pilot during World War II and a proud member of Squadron 403.

A Celebration of his Life, with refreshments will be held at The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 345 (81 Peard Road, Scarborough, M4B 1T8), "D" Hall on Sunday, November 23rd from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Legion would be appreciated.

Please send all donations to the above address, c/o Molly Bakalar for Lloyd (Red) Ryder.


SIMPSON, Charles Joseph 'Chuck' Simpson - Obituary | Print |

SIMPSON, Charles Joseph 'Chuck' -

(Royal Canadian Navy Veteran of WWII)

Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre on Monday, November 3, 2014 at the age of 91.

Beloved husband of the late Cay Simpson (nee Woods).

Loving father of Nancy, Paul (Carol) and Peter (Patricia). Cherished grandfather of Jennifer, Nicole Miller (Shawn), Heather and Meaghan. Dear uncle of Jim.

Chuck will be missed by his firefighting family, of which he was a district chief for 35 years with the Toronto Fire Department.

He was a former member of Mimico Lacrosse and a resident of Markdale for 20 years and Orangeville for 15 years.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Timothy Catholic Church, 42 Dawson Road, Orangeville, on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial donations to Headwaters Health Care Foundation would be appreciated by the family.


SIRIOPOULOS, Konstantia Siriopoulos - Obituary | Print |


Passed away peacefully on November 3, 2014 at the Hellenic Home for the Aged.

Predeceased by her husband Spiridon.

Will be missed by her children Nick (Margaret) and George (Sandy).

Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren John, Angela and Stephen.

A funeral service will be held in Scarborough on Friday, November 7th, with interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.


SITARZ, Olga (Gae) (GEATANO) Sitarz - Obituary | Print |

SITARZ, Olga (Gae) (nee GEATANO) -

Passed away peacefully, after a long and full life on November 3, 2014 at the age of 91.

Now reunited with Tadeus (Ted), the love of her life.

Her greatest joy was her family.

Much loved mother and mother-in-law to Carol and Archie (predeceased) Gillies, Kathy and Nick Di Tommaso, Tadeene and Eric Mulders, Teddy and Charlene Sitarz, and Lyle Wyatt.

Adoring Nana to Matthew, Tony, Joshua, Michael, Teddy Joseph, Becky, Cindy, Theresa, Vanessa, Sydney, David, Donna, and great-grandmother to Owen, Keira and Ryder. Predeceased by her brother Anthony, and sisters Mary and Diane.

Survived by her sisters Flo and Lucy. She will be fondly remembered by her brothers and sisters-in-law and by many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to Louise, Yolanta and Dr. Mavrogiannis for their compassion and care.

Funeral Mass to be held at Our Lady of Peace Church, 3914 Bloor St. W. (west of Kipling Ave.) at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, followed by interment at Park Lawn Cemetery.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Toronto Humane Society.


SWAIN, Sandra Parmalee (Baker) Swain - Obituary | Print |

SWAIN, Sandra Parmalee (Baker) -

Gracefully, after a brief illness, Sandra (Sandy) passed away with her family by her side on November 3, 2014 at Niagara Hospice in Lockport, New York.

Sandy was born on April 21, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the only child of the late Clifford Carl and Alice (Werner) Baker.

Sandy is survived by her husband Clifford Swain of Lewiston, New York. Greatly missed by daughters Lesley Norton (Jill), Shauna Claxton (Colin) and adopted son Thomas Norton (Norma). Adored Grammie /Nan to grandchildren Hilary (Tim), Matthew (Maliha), Gwen (Andrew), Keshia and Jonathan.

She will also be missed by Cliff's daughters Ashley Swain DaCosta (Dan) and Larissa Gillanders (Scott) and their families. Sandy will be fondly remembered by her many friends on both sides of the border. A great loss to her dog Rosie who remained by her side to the end.

To all her loves and locales, Sandra brought her intellect, courage, humour and grace. She will be sadly missed and always remembered.

A celebration of her life will be held in Lewiston at the Tatler Inc., Niagara Falls, New York, on November 22nd from 2 -4 p.m., followed by a celebration in Toronto, Ontario in January 2015.

Donations can be made in her name to Niagara Hospice, Lockport, New York.  We encourage you to share thoughts and memories at

Special thanks to Karen Romano (Roswell Cancer Institute) and caregiver and friend Noreen. Also, to the care team at Niagara Hospice (special thanks to Sheryl, Debbie and Gail), who cared for Sandy with such respect and kindness.


THIESSEN, William Thiessen - Obituary | Print |

THIESSEN, William -

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved William on November 3, 2014 at Brampton Civic Hospital.

Cherished husband of Audrey.

Devoted father of David (Sonja).

William is reunited in heaven with his brothers Jacob and Abram. He will be dearly missed by his sisters Elvira, Rita, Marina and their families.

Dearest grandfather of Stephanie, Melinda and the late Alexandra. Loving great-grandfather of Lily and Ivy.

William was an active and lifelong member of Knob Hill United Church and extremely proud of his designation as a Certified General Accountant.

Service will be held in Brampton, on Thursday, November 6th.

Funeral Service to commence at 7 p.m. Mr. Thiessen will be laid to rest on Friday, November 7th.


WHEELER, Jack 'John' Wheeler - Obituary | Print |

WHEELER, Jack 'John' -

Passed away on Monday, November 3, 2014 in his 96th year.

Beloved husband of 70 years to Katherine (nee Bothwell). Loving father to Peter (Carol Ann), Paul, Wendy (Richard) Andrews and James (Jane).

Grandfather to Cynthia, Alexander, Robert, Megan and Jonathan and cherished great-grandpa to Oliver, Delilah and Everest. John owned and operated several manufacturing companies, mainly associated with the brick industry including Ontario Building Materials, Chem Brick, Cobo Minerals and Pan Brick, with facilities in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. His expertise in building materials was in demand throughout Europe, Russia and South America.

This allowed him to fulfill his love of travel. He was a deeply religious man whose deep bass voice was heard throughout the choir and congregation. Very few choir practices or Sunday services were missed. He was instrumental in the planning and construction of the church hall at St. Peter's Church in Mississauga. He was one of the founding fathers of St. George's College in Toronto and served as Chairman of the Board for several years.

John volunteered at and contributed to many charities and professional organizations including the Lions Club (served as President of the Runnymede Lions), various CNE committees, ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials including serving as President). He overcame his fear of flying by learning how to fly an airplane himself. Flying became such a passion that he qualified for a commercial pilot's license.

He espoused the adage that you are never too old to learn and attended university at 90 years of age! Your opinions, debates and love for life will be missed by your friends, compatriots (most of whom you outlived) and most of all, by your family.

John's family extends their heartfelt thanks to the caregivers from the CCAC and to the staff of St. Peter's Hospital.

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

A Service of Remembrance will be held at ST. JOHN'S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 272 Wilson Street East, Ancaster on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.


BELLISSIMO, Anna Bellissimo - Obituary | Print |

BELLISSIMO, Anna -   "View Family Photos & Express Condolences"

Bellissimo_AnnaAugust 16, 1920 - October 31, 2014

Passed away peacefully on October 31, 2014 in her 94th year.

Beloved wife of the late Giuseppe.

Cherished mother of Theresa (Quin), Steven (Cheryl) and Rose (Don). Proud Nonna to Anthony (Sandra), Laura (Jason), Donny (Vittoria), Melanie (Eddie), Joseph (Eva), Julie (Colin) and Kristen. Bisnonna to Donny M., Isabella, Matthew, Daniel, Andrew, Sophia, Stephan, Payton, Logan, Michael, Ryan, Gwyneth and Caroline.

Friends and relatives will be received at DELMORO FUNERAL HOME, 61 Beverly Hills Dr. (1 light south of Wilson Ave., west of Jane St. 416-249-4499) on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m., and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Jane Frances Parish (2747 Jane St., North York). Entombment to follow at Westminster Cemetery (5830 Bathurst St.).

Donations in memory of Anna may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.



CLAPPERTON, Jean Clapperton Obituary | Print |


Peacefully at the Milton District Hospital on Monday, November 3rd, 2014.
Jean Clapperton of Milton. Jean was born in Harriston, Ontario and graduated from U of T in Physiotherapy and spent most of her adult life in Michigan before retiring in Grand Bend, Ontario.
Beloved wife of the late Dr. John Clapperton. Loving mother of James (Andrea), Michael (Mary) and Matthew (Linda). Jean will be missed by her grandchildren Neil, Kelsey, John and Ashley. Predeceased by her sister Elizabeth.

The funeral service will follow at 11am in Milton on November 8th, 2014.
As expressions of sympathy, a donation in memory of Jean to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

De LAURENTIS, Mary Catherine De Laurentis - Obituary | Print |

De LAURENTIS, Mary Catherine -    "Express Condolences"

May 17, 1938 - November 3, 2014

Peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital at the age of 76.

Beloved wife of Joseph for 57 years.

Loving mother to Patricia Brehl, Joseph (Kelly), Stephen and Rita. Loving Nonna to Ryan, Meaghan, Hayley, Zach, Taylor, Dillon and Joseph. Loving sister of Margaret Warner. Mom was "everyone's" mother, grandmother, sister and friend and we all will miss her. Special thanks to Dr. Cheng, Claire and the entire Odette Cancer Centre and Sunnybrook team.

Friends may visit at JERRETT FUNERAL HOME, 6191 Yonge St., ON M2M 4K4, on Thursday, November 6th between the hours of 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.

Memorial Funeral Mass will take place at St. Margaret of Scotland Roman Catholic Church, 222 Ridley Blvd., Toronto, on Friday, November 7th at 10 a.m.

Private cremation will take place.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Odette Cancer Centre c/o Sunnybrook Hospital.

"I am not afraid of what happens after death: it is into God's arms that I am falling". - St. Therese de Lisieux.



GILKS, Glenna Gilks - Obituary | Print |

GILKS, Glenna -

Gilks_Glennaof Cummer Lodge Toronto.

Passed away in her sleep Sunday November 2, 2014 in her 93rd year.

Glenna was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Norris Armand Gilks.

Survived by sons Armand and Eric of Toronto and daughter Norine of Stratford, ON.

Grandmother to Lorraine and Christopher Gilks of Toronto.

Great grandmother of Hannah Gilks and Nathaniel Saltzman.

Glenna and Norris lived for many years in retirement at Healey Lake Mactier, Ontario in their beloved island home.

Cremation will take place and her ashes scattered there as wished.


HIATT, John Frederick Hiatt - Obituary | Print |

HIATT, John Frederick. P.Eng. -

October 25, 1928 - November 2, 2014

With love and sadness.

A resident of Markham, John has slipped away with his family by his side on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Markham Stouffville Hospital. He is survived by his dearest wife of 59 years, Joyce (Hayes). Dearest dad of Michael (Cynthia) Hiatt and Cheryl (James) Sandiford. He is dearly missed by his grandchildren Emily Joy Sandiford, Laura Rose Sandiford and Daniel Wellwood.

Also missing him are his sister Doris (William Arthur) Vicary, brother Dennis (Maureen) Hiatt and sister Iris Mollison all of England. John enjoyed his time working at Collins Radio and Imagineering. He worked long and hard for his family.

In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice.

Service will be held in Markham on Friday, November 7th.


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