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CHU, Wilma Chu - Obituary | Print |

CHU, Wilma -

September 2, 1924 - February 25, 2015

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Belmont House at the age of 90.

Predeceased by her beloved husband John Quan Chu.

Loving mother to Gloria, Carolyn and her late husband James Brooke, Joanne and her husband Joe Mariano, Frieda, Conrad and his wife Judy and to Duncan and his wife Lorri.

Cherished grandmother to Charles, William, Jocelyn, Kaitlin, Jonathan and Hillary. Wilma will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her extended family and friends.

A Funeral Service will be held in Toronto, on Wednesday, March 4th. Interment to follow.

If desired, in memoriam donations may be made to the Belmont House Foundation.

CLAPP, Stewart Charles Clapp - Obituary | Print |

CLAPP, Stewart Charles

Clapp_Stewart(Dec. 14, 1916 - Feb. 25, 2015)

Stewart passed away on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Hillsdale Estates in Oshawa.

Stewart was born to Esther and George Clapp in Treharris, Wales and moved with his family to Oshawa in 1927.

Stewart will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 70 years Ruth (nee Preston). Dearest father of Darlene (deceased infant), Sandra (Eric), Debbie and Corrine (Andrew). Cherished grandfather to Derek, Ryan, Robyn (Steve), Travis (Danielle) and Autumn.

Also survived by his elder brother Leonard (Joyce), younger brother Graham and brother in law John Goodwin.

A sincere thank you to the wonderful and caring 3rd floor staff of Golden Pond, Hillsdale Estates who compassionately cared for Stewart during the last seven months. Also much appreciation to Dr. MacIntosh.

As per Stewart's wishes a private family service to celebrate his life will take place on St. David's Day, Sunday, March 1st. 

Stewart will be deeply missed and always loved.



DAMANT, Doreen Damant - Obituary | Print |

DAMANT, Doreen -

Damant_Doreen(Longtime employee of Sears Canada)

Passed away peacefully in her sleep after a lengthy illness at Lakeridge health Oshawa on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015.

Beloved wife of Stan.

Devoted mother to Stan Jr. (Patricia), Stephen (Eleanor), Sherry (Bradley Townsend) and Shelley (Evan Poepjes).  Loving nannie to Roxanne, Christy, Andrew, Christopher, Brandon, Brittannie and Keirsten and great grandmother to Jessa and Jared.

Sadly missed by Lily and Jenny their family pets.

Family and friends may call at MOUNT LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 21 Garrard Rd., Whitby (N of Hwy #2) 905 443-3376 for visitation on Saturday, February 28th from 1:00 p.m. until time of Service in our chapel at 2:30 p.m.

Interment Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers donations to War Amps or Durham Humane Society would be appreciated.


DEANE, William John Deane - Obituary | Print |

DEANE, William John -

Deane_William(May 25, 1996 - February 25, 2015)

Passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

Beloved son of Juliana Deane (Aubrey Brake) and Michael Deane (Audrey Adams), loving brother of Melissa Deane and Brianna Brake and treasured grandson of Robert and Pamela Deane, Donna Bergles, Anton and Maria Bergles, Hayward and Verna Brake and great-grandmother Maria Calandra.

Adored by aunts and uncles: Sandra Forshaw (Corey Prowse), Carrie Bergles, Andrew and Karin Deane and Mary and Steve Kelly. Loving cousins Emily and Sarah Forshaw, Conor Prowse, Madeline and Noah Deane, Michelle and Nicole Kelly.

Will be sadly missed by his brothers at Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity at University of Toronto and countless friends touched by William's Spirit. William, we all love you and miss you dearly.

The family will receive friends at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax, 905-428-8488, on Sunday, March 1st from 2:00 - 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, March 2nd at 11:00 am at the Pickering Village United Church, 300 Church Street North, Ajax. Cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: (The national network of young leaders transforming the way we think about mental health and stigma reduction).

Online condolences may be placed at


DISNEY, Evelyn Candace (CLARKE) Disney - Obituary | Print |

DISNEY, Evelyn Candace (nee CLARKE) -

Disney_EvelynPeacefully at Leisureworld Altamont Long Term Care Centre on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, Evelyn C. Disney, in her 100th year.

Daughter of the late Percy and Carrie Clarke of Greenwood, Ontario. Beloved wife of the late Elmo (1994).

Loving mother of Gary and his wife Agnes of Whitby and Gayle and her friend Laura of Ajax. Dear grandmother of Lee Ward Appleton (Melissa) of Kelowna, BC and great- grandmother to Cole, India Eve and Jolie. Fondly remembered by her step-grandson Bill Simpson (Christine) and great- grandchildren Jason and Christine. Sister of Muriel Parks (Lawson) and predeceased by Reginald, Vivian Clarke, Harold, Gerald and Ronald Clarke.

Evelyn was a life member of Pickering Village United Church. Evelyn had a lifetime passion for Bridge and enjoyed playing cards of all kinds.

Visitation at McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Old Kingston Rd., Ajax (Pickering Village), on Monday, March 2nd from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.

 Funeral Service from Pickering Village United Church, 300 Church St. N., Ajax, on Tuesday, March 3rd at 11 a.m. Interment Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Donations in memory of Evelyn to the CNIB, the Alzheimer Society or the CHARITY of one's choice will be gratefully acknowledged.


DREYER, June Ann (Thompson) Dreyer Obituary | Print |

DREYER, June Ann (nee Thompson) -

Dreyer_JunePeacefully at home, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.  June, in her 82nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Louis.

Loved by her children Stephen, William and Julie. June will be forever cherished by her grandchildren Sarah and Emily. Dear sister of Lois (Thomas) and James (Donna).

June is predeceased by her parents Ross and Edith Thompson, sister Gail Smith and brother Paul Thompson.

A Memorial Service will be held in Georgetown on Monday, March 2nd. Cremation.

In memory contributions to Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills would be appreciated by the family.

GERMAN, David Patrick German - Obituary | Print |

GERMAN, David Patrick -

On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, with his loving wife Ronee by his side.

He will be missed by his sons Brad and his wife Selene, Mark and his wife Rita, grandchildren Lindsey, Kathleen, Kira, Philip and Brenna and his great-granddaughter Aubrey. His preference was to have you remember him by listening to what he considered to be the greatest piece of music ever written, Beethoven's 9th Symphony or by listening to whatever piece you consider to be the greatest.

He and his family would like to thank Dr. Helen Pyle and the team from Acclaim Health, most specifically "his nurse" Glenann Vincent. Her care went beyond nursing to sharing books, photos and stories of Iceland, always raising his spirits.

Dave was not fond of formal events. Service will be held in Oakville, on Sunday, March 1st.  Cremation has taken place.

In lieu of flowers, donations made to Acclaim Health ( would be appreciated.

GHEGIN, Bruna Ghegin - Obituary | Print |

GHEGIN, Bruna -

Passed away peacefully on February 25, 2015 at the age of 82.

Predeceased by her devoted husband Louis.

Loving mother of Sandra (Steve) Giacomini and Larry (Maria Grazia). Cherished nonna of Sean, Jesse, Terran, Kaylin, Amanda, Luca and Marco.

Service will be held in Woodbridge, on Sunday March 1st.

As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

A special thank you to all of the caring staff at Sherwood Court Long Term Care Nursing Home.

You will be missed by all your family and friends.

GREGORY, Aileen Gregory Obituary | Print |

GREGORY, Aileen -

Gregory_Aileen(1918 - 2015)

“A life well lived”

Aileen Gregory died very peacefully at the Oakville hospital with family at her bedside, in her 97th year, on February 25th 2015. She will sadly be missed by her loving family, friends and hundreds of her friends on Facebook.

Born Aileen Kelly McKinnon before the end of World War One, she and her twin sister Elaine and brothers Donald and Douglas were raised in Vancouver. At the University of British Columbia she was a graduate, prom queen and valedictorian. Following completion of Teachers College she taught at North Bend and Burnaby B.C.. She remained in contact with her students all her life.

Aileen was community president inthe Town of Mount Royal Quebec during Trudeaumania, executive assistant at Ogilvys and she travelled the world. She remained very active on the Internet and actively involved until the very end of her life in current affairs and financial markets. But most important, she was a loving wife to Alfred Joseph Gregory and loving mother to four children.

Ten days before she died she declared that she had a “full and rewarding life with no regrets.”

Predeceased by her husband Joe and son Ron, she is survived by Bob (Suzanne), David (Marlene) and Marlene. Grandchildren Carl, (Waad) Danielle (Ronney), Dawn, Tracy (John), Joey (Cailyn), Michael Campbell and Steven Campbell. Great-grandchildren: Zach, Allison, Bryson, Ophelia and TBA. Aileen is also survived by numerous nephews and nieces and other relatives including brother-in-law Dr. Kenneth Gregory (Marilyn).

Her funeral will take place in Oakville, Ontario on March 23rd.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Oakville Branch of the Salvation Army, 1225 Rebecca St., Oakville Ontario L6L 1Z1.

GURNEY, Mary (nee Huffman) Gurney - Obituary | Print |

GURNEY, Mary (nee Huffman) -

Passed away on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the Toronto East General Hospital at the age of 94.

Beloved wife of the late George Gurney. Loving mother of Mary-Lou Quinn (Robert) and Linda-May Collins (Wink). Proud grandmother of 5, great-grandmother of 10 and great-great-grandmother of 2.

Service will be held in Scarborough, on Saturday, March 7th.

In lieu of flowers, Mary would appreciate donations be made to the Children's Wish Foundation.

HARICH, Linda (McDonough) Harich - Obituary | Print |

HARICH, Linda (nee McDonough) -

With her family by her side in Brampton on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the age of 83 years.

Linda, beloved wife of John.

Loving mother of Leonard Britton and Nicholas Britton (Jackie), both of Brampton.

Cherished "Nana" of Laura, Lenny (Oresta), Matthew (Meagan), Paula (Frank Ragno), Maureen (David Rozema) and by eight great- grandchildren.

Dear sister of Theresa McDonough and of the late Elizabeth "Bessy" McLean and Hugh "Sonny" McDonough. She will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Service will be held in Brampton, on Friday, March 6th.

Cremation has taken place.

In memory of Linda, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

HIGGINS, Kenneth Morgan Higgins - Obituary | Print |

HIGGINS, Kenneth Morgan -

July 3, 1925 - February 25, 2015

Ken passed away peacefully at home, February 25, 2015 after a full and happy life.

Beloved husband of 68 years to Lucy (nee Mastromatteo).

Predeceased by his 3 brothers Brian (June), Gordon (Betty), Fred (Pat) and his parents Frederick and Helen Morgan Higgins.

Ken was a loving uncle to his many nieces and nephews and will be fondly remembered, especially by his niece Elaine Higgins who was always there for us.

There will be no service but there will a gathering of family and friends with the date to be arranged.

For those who wish, if desired, in memory of Ken, please donate to a charity of your choice.

HIRST, Maureen Colette Hirst Obituary | Print |

HIRST, Maureen Colette -

Hirst_MaureenPassed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the Georgetown Hospital, in her 72nd year.


Maureen, beloved wife of the late Malcolm Hirst.

Loving mother of Paula (Will Randell), Dana Hirst, and Ryan (Daniela) Hirst. Maureen will be forever cherished by her grandsons Nicholas, Joshua and Jaxon.


Memorial visitation in Georgetown on Saturday evening, February 28th.


In lieu of flowers, donations to the Upper Credit Humane Society would be greatly appreciated.

HOWARD, Helen 'Dolly' Louise Howard - Obituary | Print |

HOWARD, Helen 'Dolly' Louise

(September 20, 1927 - February 25, 2015) - Peacefully passed away at the age of 87.

Dolly, beloved wife of the late Gordon James.

Loving mother of Gordon and Susan. Sister of Frank Powell and his wife Terri and sister-in-law of Shirley Scott. Will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

As per Mom's wishes, there will be visitation only on Friday, February 27 from 6 - 9 p.m. at Pine Hills Visitation Centre, Scarborough. Private family interment.

In memory of Dolly, flowers or a donation to your charity of choice.


HUBBARD, Jean May (Scott) Hubbard - Obituary | Print |

HUBBARD, Jean May (nee Scott) -

At the age of 93, passed peacefully on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Centennial Place Nursing Home in Millbrook, Ontario with family to hold her hand on her journey home to be with her beloved and missed husband Robert (Bus), son Robert (Dan) of Cavan, Ontario and daughter Donna and husband Roy Enair of Kirkland Lake.

She will be greatly missed by her daughter Diane and son-in-law Rudy Gailitis of Wasaga Beach, Ontario, son Thomas (Doug) and Danielle Latulipe of Kingston, Ontario, daughter-in-law Karen Hubbard of Cavan and her sister Violet Harrison of Richmond Hill.

She leaves 9 grandchildren, 14 great- grandchildren and 1 great-great- grandson.

At her request, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.

JOHNSTON, Ruth Jeanette Johnston - Obituary | Print |

JOHNSTON, Ruth Jeanette -

Peacefully on February 25, 2015.

Ruth Jeanette, beloved wife of the late William R. (Bud) Johnston. Loving mother of Wendy.

A memorial service will be held at MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, March 11th at 1:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Richmond Hill United Church, 10201 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill L4C 3B2 would be appreciated.

A private family interment at Elgin Mills Cemetery has taken place.

KELL, Audrey Eileen Kell - Obituary | Print |

KELL, Audrey Eileen -

After a short illness with family by her side at Headwaters Health Care Centre on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

Beloved wife of Larry.

Loving mother of Anne Murton (Ken) and Lisa Gibson (Ian). Cherished grandma of Steven and Kate. Dear sister of Bill Gammon (Helen) and the late Raymond Gammon (late Jean). Audrey will also be missed by her nieces and nephews.

A Private Service was held in Orangeville. Cremation has taken place.

Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

LATER, Audrey Irene (Hiltz) Later - Obituary | Print |

LATER, Audrey Irene (nee Hiltz) -

(June 8, 1929 - February 25, 2015)

Peacefully after a brief illness at Toronto East General Hospital on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

Audrey, beloved Mother of Margaret (Dan Shaw), Carol (Bryan Tyrrell and Richard (Melissa Nickle). Beloved Gramma to Christopher Slater, Clint Tyrrell (Megan), Garrett Tyrrell and adopted Mom to many.

Service will be held in Toronto on Saturday, February 28th.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.


MARTIN, Ronald Vernon Martin - Obituary | Print |

MARTIN, Ronald Vernon -

Peacefully passed away, with family at his side at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Ron Martin of Cookstown and formerly of Barrie and Bradford at 70 years of age.

Loving dad of Brian (Kayrene), Glenn (late Judy), Andrea (Errol), Colin (Tanja), John Smyth and predeceased by Brian Park. Proud Pops of Shannon, Glenn (Kellie), Matthew; Lindsey, Brian; Zachary, Emma; Chelsea, Sophia, Ella and Shirley.

Dear brother of Bruce (Pat), Susie (Steve), Denise (Ed) and late Keith. Ron will also be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will take place in Bradford on Saturday, February 28th, followed by cremation.

In Ron’s memory, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

MOORE, Sheila Joy Moore - Obituary | Print |

MOORE, Sheila Joy -

Peacefully at Toronto on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, in her 80th year.

Beloved mother of Sandra Scott, Michael Moore (Lisa) and David Moore (Jennifer).  Proud grandmother of Geoffrey, Michael and Chris Scott, Wyatt, Max and Charlie Moore, and great-grandmother of Brianna, Paige, Decklyn, Avery and Cailen.

A Service of Celebration will be held on Wednesday, March 4 at 11:00 a.m. in ST. CUTHBERT'S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 1399 Bayview Avenue. The family will receive friends at the church from 10 a.m.

If desired, donations to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation or St. Cuthbert's Anglican Church would be appreciated.

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