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CLEMENT, F. Haughton Clement - Obituary | Print |

CLEMENT, F. Haughton -

June 1, 1923 - January 3, 2015

It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of Haughton at Sunnybrook Hospital. Beloved husband for 63 years of Jean (nee Morrison).

Devoted father of Stephen Robert and Timothy James. He will be greatly missed by his sister- in-law Katherine Sproule of Perth, ON, and nieces and nephews John and Cathy Clement, Allen, Stephen, Peter and Jennifer Sproule.

Haughton was employed at the Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company for over 25 years.

He retired in 1988 as Controller.

Cremation has taken place and at his request, no service will be held.

Listen to some Benny Goodman music and remember him in his prime.

Flowers gratefully declined; if desired, memorial donations to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON M4N 3M5 or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.


CONNERS, Ernest Harold Conners - Obituary | Print |

CONNERS, Ernest Harold -

June 9, 1921 - January 7, 2015

Ernie passed away peacefully at the age of 93 at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga.

He is survived by his brother Pat, sister Blanche, son Paul (Shirley), daughter Gail (Michael), grandsons Ryan (Tonnia), Paul and Brendan, granddaughter Kalena, great-granddaughter Everleigh and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his wife of 66 years Kathleen (Mansfield), father Ernest, mother Leda (Arbour), brothers Alan, Kenneth and William, sisters June and Norma.

A devoted husband and family man and a truly one of a kind character, he will be missed and always remembered by all who knew him. 

Service will be held in Mississauga, on Saturday, January 17th.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.


COOK, Charles Reginald Cook - Obituary | Print |

COOK, Charles Reginald -

Passed away January 7, 2015 at age 95 at Sunnybrook Veterans Hospital.

Reg was predeceased by his beloved wife of 66 years, Margaret Cook (née Milton). He is survived by his loving daughters Dorothy Cook, Barbara Purdy (Robert Purdy) and Carol Cook-Piscopo (Mark Piscopo), grandchildren Johanna Otten, Jennifer Cooper, James Purdy, Amy and Kate Piscopo, great- grandchildren Charles Otten and Hazel Cooper, nephew James Brodie, nieces Margaret Glaister and Gail Hughes, great-nephew John Brodie and great-nieces Adrienne Scott, Laura (Scott) Hamilton and Heather Brodie Alves. Reg served with the RCAF in WWII.

He graduated from McGill University and became a chartered accountant, working for Johnson & Johnson and then Molson Industries Limited. He volunteered on a variety of committees, including Financial Executives International, Canada Safety Council, Boy Scouts of Canada, Town of Mount Royal High School Home and School Association and TMR Figure Skating Club.

He was a true gentleman with a sharp mind and wonderful sense of humour that remained with him throughout his life. The family wishes to thank the staff of K1W at Sunnybrook Veterans Hospital for their attentive care.

Funeral services will be private.

Donations in Reg's memory may be made to the Sunnybrook Veterans Grant A Wish Program, c/o Sunnybrook Foundation, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.


COOKE, Harry Thomson Cooke - Obituary | Print |

COOKE, Harry Thomson

Cooke_HarryPeacefully after a short illness at the Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the age of 87 years.

Beloved husband of the late Mary.

Loving father of Bryan (Grace), Murray (Sandy), Paul (Paula) and Bruce (Kelly). Dear grandpa of Michael (Robyn), Nicholas (Nancy), Emily, Brendon, Taylor, Justin and Ryan. Cherished great grandfather of Logan. Father in law of Joni.

Harry worked for Goodyear Tire for 37 years and was a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow and past president of the Bowmanville Rotary Club, which he was a loyal and active member, for over 50 years.

Friends may call at the   MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 4 Division Street, Bowmanville on Sunday, January 11th from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 pm.

Funeral Service will be celebrated in the funeral home chapel on Monday, January 12th at 11 a.m. Rev. Jennifer Broomhead officiating. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto.

Memorial contributions to the Bowmanville Rotary Club or the Ontario Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.

Condolences to the family may be made online at

DAVID, Rachel Lorraine (Dawson) David - Obituary | Print |

DAVID, Rachel Lorraine -

David_RachelAt her home at R.R. #3 Havelock, on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Rachel David (nee Dawson) in her 81st year.

Beloved wife of Edgar for over 64 years.

Dear mother of Ed (Laura) of Guelph, Raymond of Peterborough, Rachel (Doug) of Roseneath, Wilfred (late Linda) of Mississauga, Ernie (Sherry) of Orangeville, Winnifred Jewett of Ottawa, Ron (Diane) of Bradford and the late Marjorie Kathleen David.

Rachel will be sadly missed by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Sister of Jack Dawson (Ruth) of Campbellford and the late Doris Wing. Also survived by her nieces and nephews.

The service will take place in Havelock on Saturday, January 10th. Bishop Kenneth Holt officiating. Interment at a later date in Mississauga.

If desired, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

DORLAND, Carl Frederick 'Skeet' Dorland Obituary | Print |

DORLAND, Carl Frederick 'Skeet' -       "Express Condolences"

Dorland_Carl_SkeetA Gentleman's Journey ends... it is with great sadness that Carl Frederick Dorland - known affectionately to his family and friends as "Skeet" - of St. Catharines, Ontario, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, in his 90th year on January 7th, 2015.

Carl, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and inspiring friend to all, is survived by the love of his life-Eleanor of 62 years, daughter Wendy (Erik), sons Scott (Rose), Paul and Jason (Robyn), sister Dorothy-Joan, sister-in-law Scotty Freeman, grandchildren Jenny (Chris), Ryan, Laura (Jeff), Kaylyn, Mark, Mataya, three great granddaughters Grace, Emma and Henley and his favourite family pet, Katie.

He was predeceased by sister Beverley of St.Catharines. Skeet also leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews, extended family and friends across Canada.

To know Carl is to know how much he valued service-in every regard. His principle-based approach to life developed at a young age. He answered the call of duty in 1944 when he became old enough to assist in Canada's war effort, serving on a Canadian Corvette, HMCS Quesnel that escorted merchant ship convoys across the North Atlantic. Upon returning from the War, he attended McGill University where he received his Bachelor of Science.

In 1952 Carl married his sweetheart, Eleanor (Scott) from Port Dalhousie and they began their 62 wonderful years of marriage in Windsor, Ontario. This was the beginning of his career as a passionate lifelong educator who would influence the lives of many through his teaching, mentoring and coaching.

From Windsor, it was onto Goderich, Ontario in 1956 where at GDCI he taught physical education and coached basketball. In 1961, he returned to his home to St. Catharines and Ridley College. Carl spent 27 years at Ridley living out the School's motto - Tera Dum Prosim, or May I be Consumed in Service. Skeet's animated and energetic teaching style was brought to life in the classroom.

Appreciating that education wasn't confined to a classroom, Carl always made time for students whenever the need arose. It was here that he was able to mentor and positively affect the lives of so many young Ridleans over the years. Everyone who knew him had a " Skeet story" - either in the classroom or on the playing field. He is credited with "opening" Ridley to the greater community of St. Catharines and Niagara.

It was also at Ridley College, where with the help of Jack Gatecliff and Bill Burgoyne (St. Catharines Standard), they founded the St. Catharines Standard Basketball Tournament in 1961, now one of the oldest and most successful basketball tournaments in the province.

His experience as a champion lightweight rower with the St. Catharines Rowing Club following the war was impressionable. In 1972, he became the Ridley College Rowing Manager for 16 years. Led by Neil Campbell and a cast of thousands, he managed and supported the rowing team to unprecedented international success, including 9 trips to the Henley Royal Regatta in England. He was also involved in founding the Ridley Graduate Boat Club in 1972.

Though he was an educator, Carl had a true entrepreneurial spirit. He was always developing ideas, planning events and overseeing projects throughout his life, big and small, both for Ridley and the local community. He also dabbled in radio, television and print media as well as hosting several talk shows with CKTB and Maclean Hunter Cable 10 showcasing his enthusiasm for education, community news and sports. He also had a stint as a "Cub" reporter for the Standard in the late 60's.

Carl will be remembered for his warmth, love and dedication to his wife and family, as a true gentleman and for his fun-loving zest for life, sense of humour and ability to laugh at himself.

Our family extends its sincere appreciation for the many doctors, especially Dr. Fraser MacKay and Dr. Bryan Leibfried, nurses and personal support workers over the years who have shown Carl such love and care, especially the staff at Henley House.

There will be a celebration of 'Skeet's' life in the Ridley College Memorial Chapel on January 24th beginning at 2:00pm. A reception will follow in the Lower School Dining Hall at Ridley College.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice and can be done through the offices of HULSE & ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 75 Church St., St. Catharines (905-684-6346).

Online tributes may be made at


FROST, Barbara Ann (AINSCOUGH) Frost - Obituary | Print |

FROST, Barbara Ann (AINSCOUGH) -

Peacefully passed on in Kamloops, BC, Wednesday, January 7, 2015.

Barb, formerly of Toronto, ON, is the much loved mother of Janet (Hazlehurst) of Kamloops, BC and Greg Hazlehurst of Campbell River, BC.

Beloved grandmother of Jake, Emily, Mick, Gavin and Trevor.

In accordance with Barb's wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life will take place at a later date in Toronto.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Barb's name would be welcomed by the Wellspring Westerkirk House, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto.


GELDER, Joan Gelder - Obituary | Print |

GELDER, Joan -           "Express Condolences"

Passed away peacefully at Community Nursing Home on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015, at the age of 92.

Loving mother of Dennis Gelder (Linda), Kristine Lamb (David), and predeceased by her daughter Sharon.

Grandmother of Allison D’hondt (Brad), Mathew Lamb, and Nicole Lamb. Great grandmother of William D’hondt.

Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) on Tuesday, January 13th from 10:00 a.m. until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or the SPCA would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be made at


GELLER, John Arthur (Jack) Geller - Obituary | Print |

GELLER, John Arthur (Jack) Q.C. -

Peacefully at home surrounded by boundless love on Wednesday, January 7, 2015.

Devoted husband of Sybil.

Respected and loved father and father-in-law of Lawrence and Lucetta Geller, Dana and Jonathan Lampe, Jan and Gerry Babins, and Harold Geller and Susan Tataryn. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Rose and the late Max Garfinkel, Shep and Lorraine Gangbar, and the late Ruth and Lou Crocker. Adored grandfather of Evan Babins and Bailey Spaget, Zack Babins, William and James Lampe, and Sam and Ryan Geller.

Devoted son and son-in-law of the late Katy and Kalman Geller and Sarah and Phil Gangbar. Jack was a respected and admired lawyer having a long career with Campbell, Godfrey & Lewtas, and as Commissioner, Vice Chair and Acting Chair of the Ontario Securities Commission. He was actively involved in the Jewish Community.

He served as President of JIAS and as President and then as Honourary Life President of Holy Blossom Temple.

The funeral service will be held at Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street (south of Eglinton) on Friday, January 9th at 1:30 p.m.  Shiva at 240 Heath Street West.

Memorial donations may be made to The Aphasia Institute, 73 Scarsdale Road, Toronto, or to The Temmy Latner Palliative Care Centre, 60 Murray Street, Toronto.

Jack was greatly admired and respected.  His wisdom, wit, positive attitude and mischievous smile will be greatly missed.


GILROY, Donal Rory Gilroy - Obituary | Print |

GILROY, Donal Rory -

I am heartbroken to announce the sudden death of my father and best friend.

He died in the comfort of his home with no worries or pain, looking forward to future plans with his family.

He will be lovingly missed by his daughter, son-in-law, grandson, family and many close friends.

Service will be held in North York, Sunday, January 11th.

In lieu of flowers, please speak to the family regarding donations to the Toronto Public Library.


GREENSIDES, Joyce Helen (McDonald) Greensides - Obituary | Print |

GREENSIDES, Joyce Helen (nee McDonald) -

Greensides_Joyce(March 10, 1917 - January 7, 2015)

After a short illness, Joyce passed away peacefully with her family supporting her at the Orchard Villa/Community Nursing Home in Pickering on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the age of 97 years.

Beloved wife of the late Walter Greensides and mother of Gail Stopforth, Darlene Hirons and Brian Greensides.

Loving grandmother of Chris Stopforth (married to Cynthia), Karyne Todd, Ryan Hirons (married to Clemence), Shannan Hirons, Megan Donnelly (married to Kevin), and Evan and Nicole Greensides.

Proud great grandma to Holly and Blake Stopforth, Klaire Todd, Hanna and Tess Mazerolle, Isabella and Abigail Donnelly and Ayanna Hirons.

We would like to thank the medical and support staff of the nursing home for their care and support throughout the years that Joyce was there as a resident. (2003-2015)

Visitation will be held at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME (28 Old Kingston Rd., Ajax 905-428-8488) on Monday, January 12th from 10:30 – 11:00 with a Funeral Service to follow in the funeral home chapel at 11:00 am.

Joyce will be laid to rest with her husband in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Scarborough following the service.

Online condolences may be left above in the  Guestbook - McEachnie Funeral Home.


HALDANE, Gwendolyn Dorothy (nee Hiseman) Haldane - Obituary | Print |

HALDANE, Gwendolyn Dorothy (nee Hiseman)

Gwen passed away suddenly and peacefully in her 89th year. 

Wife of late Gordon Haldane and proud mother of William (Bill) Haldane and his wife Kim Anderson and their children Morgan and Joshua. 

Loving sister of the late Nona Roberts and survived by her caring niece Heather Cherry, her husband Lenny and their daughter Andrea. Gwen had a heart of gold and will be dearly missed by her family and friends. 

We would like to thank our family and friends for their love and support.

Service will be held in North York, on Wednesday, January 14th. Gwen will be rested with her late husband Gordon. 

We would like to thank the staff of West Oak Village and a special thank you to Lynn, for their care and for being such a lovely second home for Gwen over the last several years.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario.


HASON, Mark Hason - Obituary | Print |


Hason_MarkPassed away after a brief illness and a valiant battle on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the age of 56.

Beloved spouse of Patti.  Loving father of Lucas.

He will be sadly missed by his family & friends.

Thank you to all the staff at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Friday, January 9th from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 pm.

A funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, January 10th at 12 pm.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made, along with condolences, by visiting

HAYNES, Helen Beverly (Henderson) Haynes - Obituary | Print |

HAYNES, Helen Beverly (nee Henderson)

Passed away early in the morning of Wednesday, January 7, 2015. 

Beverly was the treasured wife of Arden Haynes for 62 years.

Lovingly remembered by her devoted son Richard and his wife Carol, and daughter Leslie Hodgins and her husband Stephen. She is predeceased by her parents William Gordon and Ethel Mary Henderson, and her son William.  A much beloved grandmother to Spencer and Stephanie Hodgins and Jonathan and Michael Haynes, Beverly took great joy in watching them grow up to pursue their dreams. She will be greatly missed by her two sisters, Ann Marshall and Ruth Anglin. 

Beverly's passions were her family, her Blue Jays, classic movies and animals (Quinn will miss her). 

As the daughter of a banker and wife of an oilman, Beverly lived in many places in both Canada and the US and touched the lives of many. 

Funeral service will be held in Toronto, on Monday, January 12th. 

If desired, the family would appreciate donations to your charity of choice.


HILTS, Alice Frances (Stewart) Hilts - Obituary | Print |

HILTS, Alice Frances (nee Stewart) -

With great sadness we announce the passing of Alice on January 7, 2015 in her 90th year.

Beloved wife of the late Grant Hilts and much loved mother of Jim (Nancy) of Aurora and Suzi (Mark Stanley) of Norwood.

Proud grandma of Grant, Danielle, Clarke, Evan and great-grandma of Jackson. Sadly missed by sister Lorraine, nieces Leslie (Rod), Lenore (Vince) and many great-nieces and nephews.

Mom's greatest joys were times spent with family where she spoiled us with her gourmet creations. She had a lifelong interest in literature, political events, knitting and the family farm.

Cremation has taken place as per her request.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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


JACKMAN, Norman E. Jackman - Obituary | Print |

JACKMAN, Norman E., CD -

1927 - 2015

Former Warrant Officer of the Queen's York Rangers, 1st American Regiment, RCAC

Passed on peacefully in his home on January 7, 2015.

Father to (Norine) Nancy Pappone of Bancroft and Russell Jackman and his partner Karen Coutts of St. Thomas, grandfather to Christopher and (Tia) Angelina Pappone. Survived by his sister Lillian Fletcher of Ottawa and fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Norm was an avid swimmer attending Malton Community Pool. He also generously supported many charities over the years. He will be remembered for his kind heart and sense of humour.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

A Celebration of Norm's Life will be held Saturday, June 6, 2015, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Malton Community Centre, 3540 Morning Star Drive, Mississauga.


JACKSON, Gary Franklin 'Pops' Jackson - Obituary | Print |

JACKSON, Gary Franklin 'Pops' -   "Express Condolences"

Jackson_Gary(June 8, 1945 - January 7, 2015)

(Longtime Sears employee, and in retirement became the renowned JKL greeter)

While enjoying time with friends on the curling rink, Gary passed away suddenly and peacefully on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 at the age of 69.

Loving partner and soulmate of Cheryl for 49 years. Loving and cherished Dad of Coellen & Joe and Cami & Mark. Adored Grampa of Caly, Jacob, Matthew and William.

Gary was much loved by his sister Gail, her husband Kevin and their daughter Laura. Beloved brother of Jack, his wife Donna and their children John, Michelle and Nicole; Terry, his wife Cheryl and their son Dustin. Gary will also be missed by his extended family and friends.

Those who knew Gary will fondly remember him for his love of curling, golf, dedication to his family and of course, his sense of humour. He was always a positive light, willing to help anyone, anytime. He was a proud, longtime resident of Cedardale and dedicated longtime active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43.

He will be truly missed by all who knew him.

Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Sunday, January 11th from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, January 12th at 3:00 p.m.

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted for the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43.

Online condolences may be made at

"… we’ll have this one and one more."


KINNEY, Thelma Wahnita (Deas) Kinney - Obituary | Print |

KINNEY, Thelma Wahnita (nee Deas) -

Passed away peacefully at Toronto Western Hospital on Sunday, January 4, 2015.

Thelma in her 79th year, beloved wife of the late James Alexander Ross Kinney.

Predeceased by her parents, Marie and William. Loving mother of James, Michael and his wife Patricia and Cheryl.

Loving grandmother of Talisa Campbell, Veronica Kinney and Aliyah Kinney.

Sister of Caroline Roberts, Emmeline Wales and Patricia Johnson. Will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, brothers- in-law and cousins. Her humour and zest for life will be remembered by many.

Friends may call at the GIFFEN-MACK DANFORTH FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 2570 Danforth Ave. (next to Main St. subway station) from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, January 9, 2015.

Funeral Service to be held in the GIFFEN-MACK DANFORTH FUNERAL HOME, on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.



KUZEMCZAK, Helen (Halyna) Kuzemczak - Obituary | Print |

KUZEMCZAK, Helen (Halyna)

Passed away peacefully at Hillsdale Terraces on January 7, 2015 in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife of the late John Kuzemczak for 60 years.

Loving mother of two sons Jerry (Kathy) and Morris (Susanne) and cherished grandmother (Baba) to Marcy, Steve, Zoe and Hannah.

Helen was born in Ukraine and came to Canada with her husband in 1949. Helen was a member of the Ukrainian Cultural Centre – Dnipro where she volunteered actively for many years. Helen also attended St. George the Great Martyr Ukrainian Catholic Church and participated in the choir and church functions regularly and with great joy.

She will be sadly missed by her extended relatives in the Ukraine as well as many friends in the Ukrainian Community.

The Kuzemczak family would like to thank the staff at Hillsdale Terraces for their compassion and care for the last two years. Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Friday January 9, 2015 from 7 – 9 pm.

Panachyda will be held at 7:30 pm.

Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place at ST. GEORGE THE GREAT MARTYR UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH on Saturday January 10, 2015 at 11 am. Interment St. Wolodymyr and St. Olha Cemetery.

Memorial donations to St. George the Great Martyr Ukrainian Catholic Church would be appreciated, and may be made, along with condolences by visiting

KYTL, Rose (nee Hofmann) Kytl - Obituary | Print |

KYTL, Rose (nee Hofmann)

Passed away peacefully at Toronto Western Hospital on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the age of 97.

Beloved mother of Vera and her husband Victor. Cherished grandma of Victor Jr. and Josephine.

Friends may call at St. Wenceslaus Church, 496 Gladstone Ave., Toronto, on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 11 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 12 p.m. Cremation to follow.

For those who wish, donations may be made to St. Wenceslaus Church.


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