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WEBSTER, Lt. Colonel Thomas Maynard 'Tom' Webster Obituary | Print |

WEBSTER, Lt. Colonel Thomas Maynard, C.D. -

Passed away peacefully on August 17, 2014, at Kingsway Lodge in St. Marys, Ontario in his 94th year.

He is survived by his wife Margaret and daughters Lynn Sullivan (Jack) of Camrose, Alberta, Beverley Ready (Roy) of St. Marys, Ontario and Victoria Anderson (Rae) of Ompah, Ontario. Predeceased by his daughter Carol Webster-Holman.

Tom will be sadly missed by his 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Tom was a proud veteran of the RCAF and his career as a pilot began in 1943 as a Chief Instructor in Trenton, Ontario. Various postings included Flight Commander in the CF-100 440 Squadron in Bagotville, Quebec. He also served in Ottawa as a Crash Investigator and posted to the Combat Operations Center in Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado Springs, as a Combat Controller.

Nearing retirement, Tom was posted to CFB Downsview (Toronto) as Deputy Base Commander.

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

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WISNIEWSKI, Katherine Wisniewski - Obituary | Print |

WISNIEWSKI, Katherine -

Wisniewski_KatherineWe are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Katherine Wisniewski (nee Majaury) on August 17, 2014, after a long courageous battle.

Kathy passed away peacefully in her home with her husband Steve, daughters Lori and Katie and her sister Betty by her side. Kathy left knowing that her family was with her and supporting her.

She will be sadly missed by her Grandchildren (Mason, Camden, Zak, Blake and Kenzie Katherine) as well as her Nephew and Niece (Kevin and Kim) and their children Jake, Emma and Ty.

Kathy made a difference in the lives of many children throughout her career as Chapter Director of The Children’s Wish Foundation. She spent her retirement devoted to her family and friends.

Always smiling, Kathy had a positive outlook on life which will continue to live on in the memories of everyone that knew her. Kathy was not just a Wife, Mother and Grandmother she was our Best Friend and will be in our hearts forever.

Family and friends will be welcomed for visitation at BARNES MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 5295 Thickson Rd., N. Whitby 905-655-3662 on Thursday, August 21st from 6 - 8 p.m.

A memorial service honouring Katherine’s life will be held in Barnes Chapel on Friday, August 22nd at 11:00 a.m.

In memory of Kathy, donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House.

Messages of condolence may be made by visiting barnesmemorialfuneralhome.com.

BARNES MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME

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YAHODA, Steven Milton Yahoda Obituary | Print |

YAHODA, Steven Milton -

Yahoda_SteveOn Sunday, August 17, 2014, Steve took his wife Dorothy’s hand and peacefully let go of his life here on earth.

He will remain in the hearts of the family he adored including the love of his life for 45 years, Dorothy and children Sue (Laine) and Darryl (Allanna).  Poppy also leaves behind four treasured grandsons: Stevie, James, Jackie, and Sammy… and his little dog Rocky.

Steve’s family wishes to thank the wonderful nurses of the MSH ICU for taking such good care of him.

Arrangements out of Acton. Funeral service will be held in Markham on Thursday, August 21st.  Interment at Cedar Grove Mennonite Cemetery.

Remembrances to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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YOWART, Lillian (Clarke) Yowart - Obituary | Print |

YOWART, Lillian (Clarke) -

April 18, 1919 - August 17, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Lillian Yowart on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at the age of 95.

She passed away peacefully at Providence Health Care.

Beloved wife of the late Harold Yowart.

Loving mother of Robert (Mary) and Ronald. Nana to Richard and Jennifer. Step-Nana to Edel, Julian and Chloe. Dear sister of William Beverly (Helen) and the late Robina Sutton, her baby Isis, family and friends.

Lillian was born in East York, where she lived her whole life. She had a good outlook on life and a great sense of humour. She will be greatly missed.

Service will be held at St. James Cemetery.

A celebration of Lillian's life will be announced.

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BAIGENT, Robert (Bob) George - Obituary | Print |

BAIGENT, Robert (Bob) George -

Peacefully passed away at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at age 97.

Bob was born in Toronto on September 11, 1916.

Bob is survived by his patient wife of 58 years Sallee Mosteller, his son Alan, daughters Mary Sue (Fraser) and Judy (McMillian). He also leaves behind 11 grandchildren and his sibling Eleanor Lunney. Two sons Michael and Taylor predecease him.

Bob was an avid investor in the stock market and faithful reader of the "Northern Miner". Bob spent the last three years of his life under the care of the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre and the family would like to thank all staff for their loving care and support.

Funeral Mass will be held at ST. ANSELM'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1 MacNaughton Road, Toronto, at Millwood Road on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

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BAILEY, Shawna Elaine Bailey - Obituary | Print |

BAILEY, Shawna Elaine -   "Express Condolences"

Bailey_ShawnaDecember 7, 1978 - August 16, 2014

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Shawna, after a courageous battle with cancer, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Saturday, August 16th, 2014 in her 36th year.

She is survived by her much loved sons Tye and Riley.

Loving daughter of Kim Mairs (Albert Davis) and Randy Bailey (Glenys Hall). Dear sister of Dennis.

Cherished granddaughter of Joan Mairs (late David) and Margaret Bailey (late John).

Shawna will be remembered for her kind, gentle, giving personality.

As per Shawna’s wishes, cremation has taken place.

A gathering to celebrate her life will be announced by her family at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234).

Online condolences may be made at oshawafuneralhome.com.

OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME

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BARTON, Lorraine Barton - Obituary | Print |

BARTON, Lorraine -

Passed away at Uxbridge Cottage Hospital with her family by her side after a courageous battle with lung cancer on Saturday, August 16, 2014 in her 73rd year.

Dearly loved wife of Bill. Loving mother of Michael (Jennifer), Tony (Tracey), Cindy, Brad (Jen) and Franzis. Cherished grandmother of John (Megan), Suzie, Taylor, Lindsay (Dave), Trevor (Brittany), Cassandra (Dan), Jackie, Sarah, Brayden and Brenna. Great-grandmother of Karter, Lauren, Jillian, Jaelynn, Jerzee, Isabella and Sophia. Dear sister of Ted (Bea).

Predeceased by her parents Jack & Eva Murphy and her sister Maureen.

Lorraine will be greatly missed by her extended family and many friends.

Memorial visitation will be held at the Uxbridge Legion on Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 1-4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations made to Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre, would be appreciated by the family. 

“She was an angel to so many on earth
and will continue to be an angel in heaven
to all she loved.”

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BILAN, Pearl Bilan - Obituary | Print |

BILAN, Pearl -

Peacefully, at William Osler - Brampton Civic Hospital on Saturday, August 16, 2014.

Beloved wife of the late Michael.

Loved mother of Sharon Rawecki.

Loving grandmother of Vanessa, Amanda (Jona), Justin (Emily) and her little furry friend Kohl. 

Funeral Service will be held in Toronto on Tuesday, August 19th.

For those who wish, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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BISSONNETTE, Carmen Judith (Mizzi) Bissonnette Obituary | Print |

BISSONNETTE, Carmen Judith (Mizzi) -

Bissonnette_CarmenPassed peacefully, with family at her side, at her home in Rockwood, Ontario on Saturday, August 16, 2014.

Carmen was born Feb 28, 1945 in Qormi, Malta. The first of five children born to Paul and Josephine Mizzi.

She had a thirst for knowledge and an open mind, following scientific advancements as well as supporting the arts. Carmen felt most comfortable in the company of her family and friends.

She found pleasure in her beloved pets, reading, solving cryptic crosswords, playing scrabble with her husband, gardening, and planning her next world adventure.

Carmen and the love of her life Victor loved to travel together. Their journeys included trips to China, Tibet, Russia, India, Nepal, The Galapagos, and numerous other destinations. Carmen shared her love of adventure with her whole family, embarking on a memorable backpacking tour of Europe, with Victor and their then teenaged children.

Seeing her children grow up and have escapades of their own has brought much shared joy, and some tears, to Carmen’s life. She overflowed with pride in her grandchildren, having seen them through many life experiences, and had hoped to see them grow into adults. She inspired her family to reach their full potential, and taught them that nothing was unattainable. By the strength of her will and the lessons she’s taught her family, Carmen’s love and guidance will endure.

Her compassion, diverse experiences, and giving nature made her a joy to everyone who knew her and a cherished presence for those whom she shared her life with. Even as a young mother, she found the time and energy to volunteer for the CNIB, Bloorview Children's Hospital and at a local Distress Centre hot-line. She was very active in her community, volunteering her time and ideas to make the Hillsview Active Living Centre a more welcoming place.

In the final year of her life, Carmen participated in a clinical trial at Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto. To that end, she has chosen to give her body to the hospital as her final contribution to the advancement of cancer research, and improving the lives of other cancer patients and their families.

Beloved wife of Victor, adored mother of Mary-Rose & John, Robert, Janet & Jason and treasured grandmother of Katie, Jaquelin and Gabriel. Cherished by her siblings Joseph & Patricia, Georgina & Sam, Joan & Ron, Frank & Martina, and her sister-in-law and brother-in-law Yvette & Al. Fondly remembered by her nieces & nephews; Coriann & Trevor, Ian & Amanda, Steve & Lori, Anne & Cliff, Angela & Danny, Kathy & Mike, Dean, and Sofie, as well as grand nieces and nephews Kieran, Malia & Zaidyn, Lyle, Samantha, Mary, and Mia & Anna.

The family would like to extend special thanks to close family friend Deb for her love and support and Jeanette, from Wellington CCAC, for her outstanding care and compassion.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a “Celebration of Carmen’s Life” on Wednesday August 20th from 5 to 9 pm that will be held at J. SCOTT EARLY FUNERAL HOME, 21 James Street, Milton, ON. 905-878-2669.

Memorial donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and Colon Cancer Canada.

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DIXON, Pamela H. Dixon - Obituary | Print |

DIXON, Pamela H. -

Dixon_Pamela(March 17, 1954 - August 16, 2014)

Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday August 16, 2014 at the age of 60.

Beloved Wife of Gordon Walker.

Proud Mother of Colin and Mike Bolton.  Caring Sister of Stan Dixon.

Predeceased by Parents Ruth Fisher and Eric Dixon.

Step-daughter of Stella and John Orchard. Much-loved Daughter in law to Waltraut Walker. Loving Aunt to Dennis, Jessica and Nicole.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Cystic Fibrosis Ward at St. Michael’s Hospital.

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McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME
28 Old Kingston Rd, Ajax, ON, CANADA, L1T 2Z7
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME
28 Old Kingston Rd, Ajax, ON, CANADA, L1T 2Z7
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME

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DOWDING, Dorothy Hilda (Gough) Dowding - Obituary | Print |

DOWDING, Dorothy Hilda (nee Gough) -

Passed away at Lakeridge Health - Whitby on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the age of 90.

Beloved wife of the late George (married for 61 years).

Loving mother of Terrence and his wife Janice and Donald. Cherished grandmother of Jeffrey and his wife Lindsey and Christopher. Great-grandmother of Katelyn.

Predeceased by her brother Cyril Gough. Dorothy was a 50 year member of St. Columba and All Hallows Anglican Church Choir, member of Pickering Perennials Choir and member of Rouge Hill Seniors Club.

Funeral Service will be held in Scarborough on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 1 p.m.

If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

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DRAPER, Colin Draper - Obituary | Print |

DRAPER, Colin -

Passed away on August 16, 2014.

Beloved husband of 23 years to Cristy.

Cherished father to Lauren, Rebecca and Rachel. Dear brother to Paul and John Draper (Cyndy) and uncle to Jason Draper (Melissa), Amanda McDonald (Dave).

Will be fondly remembered by his extended family and friends. Colin had a distinguished 30- year career, from 1968, as an underwriter at the Imperial Life Assurance Company of Canada (later Desjardins), culminating as chief underwriter and Assistant Vice-President Underwriting. Colin was a man of many interests and had the ability to converse on multiple topics. He enjoyed playing tennis and golf, loved scuba diving and appreciated outdoor life.

He was a good listener and could be relied upon to provide counsel and gentle words of encouragement to his friends. He will be greatly missed.

Friends may visit at TRULL 'NORTH TORONTO' FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence Avenue), on Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 1:00-3:00 and 6:00- 9:00 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be held at ST. MONICA'S CHURCH (44 Broadway Avenue), on Friday at 10:00 a.m.  Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

If desired, in memoriam donations can be made to Toronto General Hospital or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

TRULL 'NORTH TORONTO' FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE

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GAVERLUK, Agnes 'Chirpie' Gaverluk - Obituary | Print |

GAVERLUK, Agnes 'Chirpie' -

1919 - 2014

Agnes joined her Lord and Saviour on Saturday, August 16, 2014. At 95 years old.

gnes was predecesased by her parents Anani Gaverluk and Mary (Tudan) Gaverluk as well as her siblings Dr. Emil Gaverluk, Estelle Butcher, Elizabeth Driver and Eleanor Lysack.

"Chirpie" will be fondly remembered by family and many dear friends for her longtime involvement with Ontario Pioneer Camp, Port Sydney, ON as well as her participation as an alto and formal member of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir.

Interment will be held on Thursday, August 28th, in Breslau, ON.

Peter Bloom, Retired Executive Director - Ontario Pioneer Camps, will officiate.

A Celebration of Life service will also be held. This service, followed by light refreshments will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 11:00 a.m. at Spring Garden Baptist Church, 112 Spring Garden Ave., Toronto, ON M2N 3G3 (416-223-4593).

Peter Bloom will lead the Celebration of Life service.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Ontario Pioneer Camp.

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GRAY, Agnes Porter Carruthers 'Nancy' (Grier) Gray Obituary | Print |

GRAY, Agnes Porter Carruthers 'Nancy' (nee Grier) -

Gray_Agnes_NancyAt the Maple Villa Long Term Care Centre, Burlington on Saturday August 16, 2014, in her 85th year.

Longtime resident of Hiscock Boulevard in Scarborough, then Oakville, ON.  Born 1929 in Saltcoats, Ayrshire, Scotland to Sam and May Grier.

Wife of the late Jimmy Gray for over 50 years, mother of Mairi Shears (the late Leslie) and Sheila Gordon (Cameron). Grandma to Taylor, Sarah, Gillian and Kaitie.

Sister of the late James Grier (Agnes), Saltcoats, Scotland, and sister-in-law of Sheila O’Hanlon (Pat) and Martha Paton (the late Muir).

Nancy and Jimmy emigrated to Canada in 1953. Nancy loved to laugh, loved her friends and loved her family more than anything.

Private cremation has taken place. A private family celebration of her life will take place. Arrangements out of Burlington. Both Nancy and Jimmy will be going home to rest in Scotland.

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

“We will miss you Mom. We will miss you Grandma."

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HACK, Hans Hack - Obituary | Print |

HACK, Hans -   "Express Condolences"

Hack_HansOctober 26, 1920 - August 16, 2014

It is with great sadness that we must advise that our beloved father and grandfather passed away peacefully on August 16, 2014 after a life well lived.

Loving husband of Irmgard (2009) for 55 wonderful years.

Cherished father of Gerhard (Lynn), Ingrid (Dan) and Linda (Ron).

Adored Opa of Marcus, Carly, Emma and Katharine.

Hans also leaves behind many caring friends and extended family members who contributed to his happiness in his later years.

Hans' life will be celebrated on Sept 6th at 2 pm at GIFFEN-MACK 'SCARBOROUGH' FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE 4115 Lawrence Avenue East. Chapel will be open from 1 pm.

Private family interment at a later date.

On line condolences can be made at giffenmackscarborough.com.

GIFFEN-MACK 'SCARBOROUGH' FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE

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HENRY, Estena Eudora Henry - Obituary | Print |

HENRY, Estena Eudora -

Henry_Estena(January 7, 1915 - August 15, 2014)

 


The Visitation  will take place at St. Martins Anglican Church 1203 St. Martins Drive, Pickering, ON, CANADA, L1H 1M9 on Saturday August 30th from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 

 


The Funeral Service will take place at St Martins Anglican Church, 1203 St. Martins Drive, Pickering, ON, CANADA, L1H 1M9 on Saturday August 30th at  11:00 AM.

 

McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME

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HERDY, Harry Herdy - Obituary | Print |

HERDY, Harry -

Passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Bendale Acres.

Survived by his wife Barbara; children Alec, Kenneth and Marianne. Brother to Olga Herdy and Elsie Porznak. Grandfather to Natasha Laing Herdy, Lynsey, Morgan and Marek Bialkowski. Uncle to Patricia, Linda and Paula (nee Porznak).

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Ray Dumelod for his care and assistance provided to Harry for many years. They would also like to thank the kind staff at Bendale Acres.

A memorial service will take place on Wednesday, August 20th at 1:00 p.m. at Knox United Church (2569 Midland Ave., Scarborough).

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Knox United Church.

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HIGGINS, Anne Carol (Shaw) Higgins - Obituary | Print |

HIGGINS, Anne Carol (nee Shaw) -

1942 - 2014

Carol passed quietly and peacefully on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the age of 71.

Dear mother of Rhona (Frederick) and Scott (Sandra) and Nana to Jake, Hayden, Jay and Maggie who brought her such joy.

Predeceased by her big brother Wilson in Scotland.

Survived by her younger brother Kenneth of Australia and her nephews in both Scotland and Australia.

Carol will rest eternally with her beloved husband Jimmy and be at peace at last.

A small private service will be held at a later date.

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HOLT, Stanley Holt - Obituary | Print |

HOLT, Stanley -

Passed peacefully on Saturday, August 16, 2014 in his 82nd year.

Beloved husband of the late Marjorie Holt. Dear son of the late Richard Holt and Laura IlIsley.

Beloved father of Peter (Heather) and daughter-in-law Melenie. Cherished grandfather of Makenzie and Madison.

Sadly missed by his many siblings Darryl, Malcolm, Shirley, Valerie, Marion and predeceased Levi, Eric, Isabel and Jean.

Funeral Service to be held at Jubilee United Church (40 Underhill Drive, Don Mills, Ontario M3A 2J5) on Monday, August 25th at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation on behalf of the family.

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JACKSON, Mary Olive Jackson - Obituary | Print |

JACKSON, Mary Olive -

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Olive at the Rouge Valley Ajax, Pickering Hospital on Saturday, August 16, 2014 in her 74th year.

Beloved wife of the late Richard.

Loving mother of Pauline Jackson (Mike Stokes) and the late Nigel and his daughter, Melissa. Nana will be sadly missed by Dawn (Ahmad Sakkijha), Jacob, Keisha, Trevor and Wyatt.

Dear sister of Hazel McClean (Ronnie), Edith Trew (Herbert), Joanie Reaney (Jackie), Gwendoline Thompson (George), Linda Robbins (William) and the late Pauline Thomas (Ron). Aunt Olive will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their extended families. Dear friend of Debbie Penney and Bridie Henderson.

Arrangements out of Peterborough. A Celebration of Olive's Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 322, Ajax (111 Hunt St.) on Sunday, August 24th from 1 - 3 p.m.

The family would like to say a special Thank You to Dr. Imre Fejer Jr. and his team for their care and compassion of mom.

In memory of Olive, donations to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Ontario would be appreciated.

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JIMERSON, Frank Joseph 'Joey' Jimerson - Obituary | Print |

JIMERSON, Frank Joseph 'Joey' -

Peacefully on August 16, 2014.

Joey at age 56 years, loving companion of Darlene Gumbs.

Dear brother of Lanay Browning. Father of Crystal, Joey and Bobby.

Predeceased by his parents Margaret Ladd-Jimerson and Frank Joseph Jimerson, grandmother Mary Ladd and uncle Joseph Ladd.

Dearly missed by Greg, Jamie-Lynn, Justin, Natassia, Savanha, Tara and Lil Z. Joey will also be sadly missed by countless other friends, too many to mention. 

Funeral Service to be held on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Grant A.M.E. Church, 2029 Gerrard St. E.

Private cremation to follow.

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KEMP, Edward Charles Kemp Obituary | Print |

KEMP, Edward Charles -

Kemp_EdwardPeacefully at his residence on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the age of 75 years.

Edward, beloved husband of Eileen (nee Terry).

Loved father of Denise Kemp, Madeline Kemp and Trina Kemp (Adam). Loving grandfather of Christopher, Ryan, Joshua, Spencer, Kaitlin, Elisha, Mariah, Garrett, Jennifer and five great-grandchildren.

Dear brother of Roy (Andrea) Kemp, Judy Kemp and the late Stewart, Mary and Donald.

Friends may pay their respects at the  MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 4 Division St., Bowmanville on Friday, August 22nd from 11 – 1 p.m.

Memorial Service in the  MORRIS CHAPEL on Friday, August 22nd at 1 p.m. Cremation at Bowmanville Crematorium.

Donations in Edward’s memory to Lakeridge Health Oshawa Foundation would be gratefully appreciated.

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KOSTUCH, Rosemarie 'Rose' Kostuch Obituary | Print |

KOSTUCH, Rosemarie 'Rose' -

Passed away in Mississauga on August 16, 2014 at the age of 58.

Beloved wife for 25 years of David Golla.

Cherished daughter of Lydia and Gene (predeceased) and daughter-in-law of Doreen and Frank (predeceased).

Loving sister of Linda Gough (Greg) and sister-in-law of Janet Golla (Peter). Proud ‘Auntie Rose’ of Jeffrey, Amanda, William and Jonathan.

A Funeral Service will be held in Oakville on Friday, August 22nd.

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LAFFERTY, Gladys Elizabeth (MORROW) Lafferty - Obituary | Print |

LAFFERTY, Gladys Elizabeth (nee MORROW) -

August 7, 1913 - August 16, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Gladys Elizabeth Lafferty at Mount Sinai in her 102nd year.

Our sorrow is mitigated by our great relief that the suffering of this remarkable woman is over.

Gladys was predeceased by her loving husband John and great- grandchild Amanda Kiss. Beloved mother of three daughters, Joan (and the late Peter Zarry), Betty Cantell and her husband Gerry and Carole (and the late George Surkos) and grandmother of Nicole, Monique and Colette Zarry, Jacqueline and Scott Kiss, Lauren and Al Chisholm, Sarah and Ian Duncan and John-Emil Surkos and Dina Beygelman. Her beloved great-grandchildren who adored her are Jacob, Sasha, Micah and Esme Adelman, Madeline and Samantha Zarry, Justin and Kristen Ward, Rebecca and Johnny Kiss, Evelyn Huess Surkos and Victor Duncan Surkos and step-great-grandson Evan Duncan.

Born and raised on a farm outside of London, Ontario, Gladys was strong and resilient, petite and beautiful with an effervescent personality. She was an amazing mother, grandmother and great- grandmother, a loyal friend, award-winning gardener, involved in community service and a fixer of everything from tears to toasters, who always had time to play a game of "aggravation"or "liar's dice" with her brood.

She and John had a happy marriage of almost 50 years. They were avid golfers, curlers and enjoyed socializing with their many friends and family at their homes in Old Mill, Oakville, Mississauga and Florida. Gladys was hardwired to be happy (her nickname at grade school was Happy Bottom) and she was also hardwired to need only a few hours' sleep a night.

Her endless energy was legendary and her infectious laugh made everyone feel good just to be around her. Until her 99th year, she lived in her own home, cared for her magnificent garden and had many friends both young and old who visited often. Her house was never empty.

Although her health failed in her last three years, she maintained her humour, generous nature and love for all. She will never be forgotten by those who were fortunate enough to know her.

The family wishes to thank the staff and management at St. Hilda's Towers for the kind and loving care she has received there during the last three years.

Also special thanks to the exemplary palliative and medical teams at Mount Sinai for the sensitive care that was extended to her in the last week of her life.

Memorial service celebrating Gladys' life will be held Toronto on Monday, September 1th.

As an expression of sympathy, a donation to the Peter Zarry Scholarship Fund at York University or to a charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.

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MAINPRIZE, Judith 'Judy' Mainprize - Obituary | Print |

MAINPRIZE, Judith 'Judy' -

Peacefully passed away at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Saturday, August 16, 2014.

Judy Mainprize (nee Bell) of Mt. Albert at 77 years of age.

Beloved wife of late Paul.

Loving mother of Steve (Sheri), Patti, Greg (Ruth) and Janice (John). Proud Nana of Amanda (Steven), Zachary, Joshua and Cody; Isabella and Paul; Drew and Lily: Lauren and Avery. Cherished Great-Nana of Kohen, Gwynnie, Healey and Jensen. Dear sister of Betsy (Grant) Kitching and family. Loving companion of Orval Jordan and his family.

Friends may call at Mt. Albert United Church, 41 Alice St., Mt. Albert for a memorial visitation on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Memorial service will be held at the Church on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 11 a.m.

In Judy's memory, donations may be made to Southlake Regional Health Centre or Mt. Albert United Church.

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NIKSIC, Marica 'Mary' (Sertic) Niksic Obituary | Print |

NIKSIC, Marica 'Mary' (nee Sertic) -

Niksic_Mary(April 27, 1924 – August 16, 2014)

Passed away peacefully at Billing Court Manor, Burlington on Saturday August 16, 2014.

Beloved wife of the late Ivan (2011). Loving mother of Mike (Barb), Mira, John, and Lori.

Cherished grandmother of Natalie and Katie, Kane and Kayle Loughlin, Jason Anderson, and great grandmother to Natalia.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Church, 2261 Parkway Drive, Burlington on Wednesday August 20th at 10:30 a.m. Interment.

If desired, as expressions of sympathy donations to The Alzheimer’s Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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PRITCHARD, Irene Louise Pritchard - Obituary | Print |

PRITCHARD, Irene Louise -

The family announces with sorrow the passing of Irene on August 16, 2014 at Glen Hill Marnwood Nursing Home, Bowmanville, in her 92nd year.

Loving wife of the late Joseph (1988).

Much loved mom of Jane Jones, Stu (Linda) Pritchard, David (Peggy) Pritchard, Cathy (David) Mattice, Michael Pritchard and Beth (the late Don) MacKenzie.

She will be greatly missed by her 16 grandchildren, six great- grandchildren and especially her brother Ken Watson.

Special thank you to the caregivers at Marnwood for their compassionate care and thoughtfulness. 

A funeral service will be held in Oakville on Wednesday, August 20th.

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REYNOLDS, Gloria (Ashenhurst) Reynolds - Obituary | Print |

REYNOLDS, Gloria (née Ashenhurst) -

January 22, 1941 – August 16, 2014

Gloria was a wonderful spirit who cherished her family and friends. She enjoyed travelling, winters in Florida, and summers at the cottage.

Predeceased by her parents, Ida Card and Turner Ashenhurst. Beloved wife of Clyde. Much loved mother of Carolyn (Steve) and Christine (Mike). Devoted grandma to Daniel, Sarah, Kevin, Katherine, and Duncan. Fondly remembered by Beverley, Scott, Christine, and James.

Service will be held Uxbridge on Monday, August 25th.

Memorial donations made to the Yonge Street Mission or the Scarborough Hospital Birchmount Campus would be greatly appreciated. 

Gloria lives on in the memories of her family and friends.   

LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH.

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RUSTON, Scott Stanley Ruston - Obituary | Print |

RUSTON, Scott Stanley -

Rushton_ScottPassed away suddenly with his twin brother Sandy at his side, on August 16, 2014 at his home in Windsor, Ontario at the age of 57.

Born on May 11, 1957 in Amherst, Nova Scotia.

Dear son of the late Stanley Harold Rushton and Shirley Ann Blake (nee Goulden).

Cherished twin brother to Sandy Harold Rushton. Loving father to Lisa Marie Rapchak (nee Rushton).

Proud grandfather to Jessica, Emily, Peyton, Legion and Lucy.

Much loved uncle to many nieces and nephews, and a valued friend to many.

Scott was a painter by trade and a long time employee of the Oshawa General Hospital.

Arrangements entrusted to the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa.

Visitation will be held Thursday August 21, 2014 from 3-5 and 7-9 pm.

A Memorial Service to honour Scott’s life will be held on Friday August 22, 2014 at 3 pm in the Funeral Home Chapel.

For online condolences please visit armstrongfuneralhome.net.

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SOUNDARARAJAN, Sabaratnam Soundararajan - Obituary | Print |

SOUNDARARAJAN, Sabaratnam -

Soundararajan_Sabaratnam(July 18, 1953 - August 16, 2014)


The Visitation  will take place at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME Chapel, 28 Old Kingston Rd., Ajax, ON, L1T 2Z7 on Monday, August 18th from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


The Prayer Service will take place at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME Chapel 28 Old Kingston Rd., Ajax, ON, L1T 2Z7 on Monday, August 18th at 6:30 PM.

McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME

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