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FOLEY, Ryan Matthew Foley - Obituary | Print |

FOLEY, Ryan Matthew -

Matthew died peacefully on December 12, 2014, after a truly heroic journey that capped a remarkable life lived to the very fullest. He was 38 years old.

A brilliant photographer and visual artist who followed his vocation to the end. Ryerson University graduate, deep feeler, sensitive soul, strong spirit. Friend and inspiration to many.

Beloved son of Brian and Monica Foley. Loyal and passionate brother of Adam and Sean and their spouses Kathryn Long and Rachel Devlin-Foley. Caring, dedicated uncle to Hannah, Renée and Declan.

Deepest gratitude and blessings to Matthew's constant companions on his journey with ALS, his caregivers and their families: Lester, Hervie, August, Tristan, Joseph and Henry. You are true brothers.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Mount Sinai Hospital and Dr. Russell Goldman at the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, as well as the community at Artscape Wychwood Barns. We are also deeply grateful for the many friends, colleagues and supporters who have acted in solidarity with Matthew over the years.

Service will be held in Toronto on Thursday, December 18th.

If desired, donations can be made on Matthew's behalf to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care or to Artscape.

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FREEMAN, Sidney Frank Freeman - Obituary | Print |

FREEMAN, Sidney Frank -    "Express Condolences"

Freeman_SidneyJanuary 25, 1920 - December 12, 2014

Loving husband of the late Mavis, father, granddad and great- granddad.

Passed away peacefully Friday, December 12, 2014 in his 95th year.

Wonderful father and friend to daughters Stephanie and Christine (David). Cherished granddad to Tamara (Yiorgo), Scott and Adam and great-granddad to Marissa. He will be sadly missed and always remembered by all.

Family and friends may visit the JERRETT FUNERAL HOME, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough, on Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

A Celebration of Life will take place following the visitation at 12 p.m. in the JERRETT FUNERAL HOME Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 258.

Online condolences may be made at jerrettfuneralhome.com.

JERRETT FUNERAL HOME - SCARBOROUGH

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HAMBLY, Milton Hambly - Obituary | Print |

HAMBLY, Milton -

Peacefully passed away at Southlake Residential Care Village, Newmarket, on Friday, December 12, 2014.

Milton Hambly of Bradford in his 100th year.

Beloved husband of the late Isobel Hambly (nee Kneeshaw). Proud son of the late Weston and late Isabella Hambly. Dear brother of the late Amelia (late Bob) Leonard.

Survived by his sister-in-law Frances Kneeshaw. Milton will be lovingly remembered by his cousins, nieces and nephews and their families.

Funeral service will be held at St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2940 10th Sideroad, Bradford, on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 11 a.m. Interment St. Paul's Cemetery, Coulson's Hill.

In Milton's memory, donations may be made to Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation or to the charity of your choice.

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HARDING, Marcus Edward Harding - Obituary | Print |

HARDING, Marcus Edward -

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marc on December 12, 2014, after a nine year battle with brain cancer.

Only 41 years old, so much too soon for all who loved this wonderful man. Marc was a beloved husband to Lisa, amazing daddy to Sara and Ethan. Cherished son to Rosemarie (Hooper) and Rob; much loved brother to Ken. Lovingly remembered by Deb, Terry, Carolyn and all of the Thomas family; Heather, James and Liam; Auntie Pange and all of Marc's extended family in England.

Also, Marc's many friends, too numerous to mention, but who surely know who they are because of how Marc touched their lives.

Many thanks to Dr. Mason and all on the 18th floor at Princess Margaret Hospital for all of the years that there was hope!

We are so grateful for the care Marc received during his last 29 days on 4th Floor East, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, including Dr. Youssef, Yolanda, Kathyrn and the volunteers who gave us so much comfort. Our gratitude to Dr. House for always being there. Cremation has taken place.

Celebration of Marc's life will follow in the New Year.

TorontoObituaries.com

 

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HARROP, Katherine Harrop Obituary | Print |

HARROP, Katherine -

Harrop_KatherineFriends,

In the early hours of December 12, 2014, we lost Katherine Harrop to breast cancer.

Katherine was, quite simply, the most remarkable person I have even known. She was courageous, generous, adventurous, funny, loving and fiercely loyal.

She delighted in helping others and led by example. Katherine showed us how life is to be lived: completely and with determination. Words cannot begin to express how I will miss her.
Clark

A celebration of life service will be held in Oakville on Wednesday, December 17th.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in Katherine’s name to either the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Canadian World Friendship Fund of Girl Guides of Canada.

HaltonObituaries.com

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HARWOOD, Hilare Ann Harwood - Obituary | Print |

HARWOOD, Hilare Ann -

At Scarborough Grace Hospital, on Friday, December 12, 2014.

Loving daughter of the late Philip and Eileen Harwood.

Dear sister of Michael Harwood. Loving aunt of Becky Hamilton and Michael Harwood Jr.

A service will be held in the Church of St. Jude (Wexford), 10 Howarth St., Scarborough, on Monday, December 15th, 11 a.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Covenant House, 20 Gerrard St. East, Toronto, ON M5B 2P3 or the Toronto Humane Society, 11 River St., Toronto, ON M5A 4C2 would be apprecia.

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HESSELS, Gerald Hessels Obituary | Print |

HESSELS, Gerald -

(1933 - 2014)

Peacefully at Bethell Hospice in the morning of December 12, 2014. After a brief illness and confinement to home in the care of his family, Gerald has passed away in a sure Christian faith.

He was the loving husband to the late Janet [2002] , the father of John [Bill], Tracy [John], Ron [Mary Lou], and Eric [Nili], grandfather to Rosanna [Dave], Tobin [Jennifer], Rebecca, Jessica, Daniel, Jeffrey and Jodi and great-grandfather to Ian.

A private family interment will take place. Thereafter a celebration of Gerald's life will be held at 2PM on Friday, December 19th in the Georgetown Christian Reformed Church, 11611 Trafalgar Road, Georgetown.

In lieu of floral tributes, please consider World Renew [formerly CRWRC] or a charity of your own choosing.

HaltonObituaries.com

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KEARNS, Vera (Husak) Kearns - Obituary | Print |

KEARNS, Vera (nee Husak) -

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health, Port Perry on Friday, December 12, 2014 in her 76th year.

Predeceased by her husband Ken in 2001.

Vera will be lovingly remembered by daughter Kris Kearns her husband J.R. Melanson and their children Shane Kenneth and Deirdre of Toronto and by daughter Kara her husband Jay Clausner and their children Zoe, Breanna, Lukas and Dylan of Brooklin, Ontario.

The family wishes to express special thanks to all those who helped and offered kind wishes and support during the time of Vera's illness.

Private interment and a celebration of Vera's life to follow at a later date.

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KNOP, Vladimir M. Knop - Obituary | Print |

KNOP, Vladimir M. -

May 29, 1939 - December 12, 2014

Memorial Service 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 6, 2015 at The Estates of Sunnybrook - McLean House, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON.

Donations to Kensington Gardens, 25 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto (kensingtonhealth.org) are welcomed.

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LANG, Thomas Lang - Obituary | Print |

LANG, Thomas

Peacefully, at Providence Healthcare on Friday, December 12, 2014.

He will be missed by his brothers Arnold (Mukti) and Clark and sister Pauline.

Predeceased by Henry, Clayton and Elizabeth.

He will also be missed by his sister-in-law Roberta and his many nieces and nephews. 

Service will be held in Toronto, on Tuesday, December 16th.

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MARR, Sister Marion Marr - Obituary | Print |

MARR, Sister Marion IBVM -    "Express Condolences"

Marr_Sister_Marion(May 25, 1923 - December 12, 2014)

Died peacefully at Loretto Abbey Infirmary, Toronto on Friday, December 12, 2014. Sister Marion was in her 92nd year of life and her 72nd year as a member of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loretto Sisters).

Predeceased by her parents James Marr and Mary Frances O'Neil, brothers James (Donna), William (Helene), John Joseph (Margaret), sister Margaret Atkinson and cousin Thomas Sexton.

Sister Marion is survived by her cousin Reverend James (Jean) O'Neil and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and friends.

Sister Marion ministered at Toronto, Niagara Falls and Hamilton in many areas of service to the community, the sick and retreatants.

Friends may call at Loretto Abbey, 101 Mason Blvd., Toronto on Tuesday, December 16th from 2 - 3:30 and 7 - 9 p.m. Prayers will be at 7:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial at Loretto Abbey Chapel, on Wednesday, December 17th at 11 a.m. followed by interment at Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery.

Condolences may be left at - rosar-morrison.com.

ROSAR-MORRISON FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL

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MASTERTON, Grace Masterton - Obituary | Print |

MASTERTON, Grace -    "Express Condolences"

May 19, 1921 - December 12, 2014

Peacefully in Toronto on Friday, December 12, 2014.

Grace Masterton, daughter of the late David and Sarah Masterton and sister of the late Devina Masterton, dear aunt of Randy and Karin Bayliss, Dorothy and John Cairn, Pamela and John Dean, friend of the late Dorothy Bayliss.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 15th at Riverdale Presbyterian Church, 662 Pape Avenue (just south of Danforth Avenue), followed by interment in St. John's Norway Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the CNIB or Riverdale Presbyterian Church would be appreciated.

TRULL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE

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McDONALD, Colin Douglas McDonald - Obituary | Print |

McDONALD, Colin Douglas -    "Express Condolences"

McDonald_ColinFebruary 24, 1932 - December 11, 2014

Passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital at the age of 82.

Beloved husband and best friend of Patricia McDonald.

Loving father of Jeanine of Coquitlam, Heather of Toronto and Doug of Toronto.

Colin will be missed by family and friends.


Cremation has taken place at family's request.


Online condolences and information at giffenmackscarborough.com.

GIFFEN-MACK 'SCARBOROUGH' FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE

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MIDDLETON, Maurice John Middleton Obituary | Print |

MIDDLETON, Maurice John -

Middleton_Maurice(1923 - 2014)

Died peacefully at Milton District Hospital on Friday, December 12, 2014.

Cherished father of Kim Middleton, (Art Urchuk), Kelly Middleton, (Mauro Bruno), John Middleton and his wife Kim. Adored grandpa to Emma and Abbey.

Maurice will be fondly remembered by his three sisters, Audrey, Joyce and Dorothy. He will also be missed by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. 

The funeral service will be held in Milton on Thursday, December 18th.

If wished, memorial donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Dad, you will forever remain in our hearts.

HaltonObituaries.com

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MOBSBY, Jack Hartley Mobsby - Obituary | Print |

MOBSBY, Jack Hartley -

It is with sadness that we announce that "Jack", our Dad, Grandpa and Great-Grandpa passed away to join his beloved wife "Helen".

His passing on Friday, December 12, 2014 was on their 67th wedding anniversary.

He will be missed by his three daughters Susan, Kathleen and Donna and his two sons-in-law and friends, Alan and David. Jack was proud of his 9 granddaughters and 10 great- grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held in Newmarket, on Friday, December 19th.

Donations in Jack's memory, to The Foundation for Fighting Blindness would be appreciated by the family.

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MOFFATT, Brian Moffatt Obituary | Print |

MOFFATT, Brian -

Moffatt_Brian(November 18, 1933 - December 12, 2014)

A Beautiful man, a wonderful life.

Loved dearly by his wife Gill, daughters Laura and Abbie, grandchildren Chloe, Amara, Declan and Jessie, Sister Brenda Cooper (Brian), nieces and nephews and all their wonderful children, and an abundance of friends.

A celebration of Brian's life will be held in Oakville on Thursday, December 18th.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ian Anderson House.

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NEILSON, Burton John Neilson - Obituary | Print |

NEILSON, Burton John -   "View Family Photos & Express Condolences"

Neilson_BurtonApr 21, 1941 - Dec 9, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Burton "Burt" John Neilson, on December 9, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.

Beloved husband to Catherine (nee Ellis) of 47 years.

Devoted Dad to Jennifer and Emily.

Born in Proton Station to parents Jack and Eva (nee Wauchope) Neilson and raised in Dundalk, Burt moved to Brampton in 1967. Predeceased by older brother Keith (Birdie) Neilson of Dundalk and sister Betty (Ray d.) Hopkins.

Survived by sisters Leona (Ken) Bates of Guelph and Eleanor (Lloyd d.)

Dow of Dundalk in addition to numerous adored nieces and nephews.

Burt will always be remembered for his quick wit and deep devotion to his family and friends.

ANDREWS COMMUNITY FUNERAL CENTRE

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O'CONNELL, Deirdre O'Connell - Obituary | Print |

O'CONNELL, Deirdre -

1917 - 2014

Deirdre O'Connell passed away in Toronto on December 12, 2014 after several years of declining health.

With a fierce Irish ancestry and a proudly Catholic faith, Deirdre was a generous and kind person who always had a smile and a chuckle and lived by the motto "Old age isn't for sissies!" Deirdre was born in Ottawa to Agnes Smith and Richard O'Connell. She is predeceased by her brothers Donal and Howard. Deirdre referred to herself as a "word smith" and her early career as a journalist was spent working as a reporter for the Ottawa Journal and the Kingston- Whig Standard, long defunct.

She also worked in Public Relations for various companies, including DuPont, the King Edward and Sheraton Hotels, Eaton's and Kay Kamen International Ltd. She had many women writer friends and belonged to the Canadian Women's Press Club, the liveliest press club in the country. Deirdre made a foray into the world of gourmet cookery when she partnered with her friend, cook book author and fellow journalist, Helene Gougeon in a shop called Belle Cuisine in Montreal in 1972, one of the first shops to provide all the gadgetry for gourmet cooks.

Deirdre moved to Toronto in 1985 and moved into PAL Place, a retirement home for actors and those associated with the arts. She spent most of her life studying and learning philosophy, drawing, painting and sculpture. She was a devoted patron of the opera and ballet, which she attended until late in her life. Even though she was on limited income, Deirdre gave generously to many charities.

Many of Deirdre's friends have predeceased her but she is fondly remember by her godson Dr. Michael Schull, his sister Christiane and brother Joe. Deirdre was cremated, as was her wish.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. John's Chapel at St. Michael's Cathedral, 200 Church Street, on Friday, February 13th at 10 a.m. to commemorate Deirdre's life.

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PAPADAKIS, Chris Papadakis - Obituary | Print |

PAPADAKIS, Chris -           "Express Condolences"

Papadakis_ChrisPassed away peacefully at Extendicare Oshawa with his beloved family by his side on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 84 years of age.

Beloved husband of Helen for 50 years.

Dear father of Roula (Scott), Niki (Peter) and Kondelo. Loving pappou of Justyn and Jesse.

Dear brother of Dino, Zacharias, Evgenia, Vasiliki and the late Peter, Katerina, John and Stathi.  He will be fondly remembered by his extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held at the OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West, Oshawa (905-721-1234) on Monday, December 15th from 6 – 9 p.m. Prayers will be held at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral Service will be held at the ANNUNCIATION OF THE VIRGIN MARY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH, (399 Farewell Street, Oshawa) on Tuesday, December 16th at 10:00 a.m. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Interment at Thornton Cemetery.

On-line condolences may be made at oshawafuneralhome.com.

OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME

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PRICE, Basil Royal Price Obituary | Print |

PRICE, Basil Royal -

Peacefully at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on Friday, December 12, 2014, Basil Price in his 91st year.

Beloved husband of Betty Price. Loved father of Bradford Price (Kevin Case) and Carolyn Pryde.

Dear brother of Janet Harp and the late Del Henderson.Missed by his beloved cat, Cobi. Also lovingly remembered by Betty's sister Vera Beriault and her family.

Basil was a veteran of WW II where he served with the RCAF.

Private Cremation and Family Service will take place. Arrangements out of Burlington.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA would be sincerely appreciated.

HaltonObituaries.com

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