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KOEL, Heino Koel - Obituary | Print |

KOEL, Heino

November 3, 1933 - April 5, 2015

Heino died at The Dorothy Ley Hospice Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015.

Loving blessings are from his son and family in Australia, Erik (Sarah) and grandchildren Lucinda and Gordon.

Predeceased by his mother Olga, father Julian and sister Juta. Will be sadly missed by sister Sirje (Sandor), niece Katrin (Elio), nephew Sandor (Elisabeth) and great-niece and nephews Nadia (Payman), Robert and Justin.

Private family service to take place.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Dorothy Ley Hospice.


KUENZLE, Werner Kuenzle - Obituary | Print |

KUENZLE, Werner -

Kuenzle_WernerWith heavy hearts and sadness we announce the passing of Werner Kuenzle, who passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by the love of his family on April 5, 2015 at the age of 67.

Beloved husband of Jenny and loving father of Heidi. Werner is survived by his brothers Kurt (Marlies) and Rolf (Brigitte).

Family and friends will be received for visitation at BARNES MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 5295 Thickson Rd. N., Whitby on Thursday, April 9th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis De Sales Roman Catholic Church (1001 Ravenscroft Rd. Ajax) on Friday, April 10th at 10:30 a.m. followed by an interment service at  GROVESIDE CEMETERY, Whitby.

A reception will be held at the Barnes funeral home following the interment service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church.

Online messages of condolence may be left for the family at


LEE, Neita Lee Obituary | Print |

LEE, Neita -

Lee_NeitaPassed away peacefully on Sunday, April 5, 2015, at Burloak LTC.

Beloved wife of the late James Edward Lee for over 45 years.

Loving mother of Willliam (Marilyn) and Marilyn Chatten She will be remembered by her grandchildren Carrie McFarland (Charles), Marc Lee (Gillian Salmon), Jasmine Chatten and Erin Chatten. Neita also leaves behind her great grandchildren Jacob, Sabrina, Jeffrey and Felix.

Neita will be missed by her sister Marion Amos of Waubaushene.

Special thanks to the caring staff at Burloak LTC. Neita was a lifelong resident of Clarkson Village who loved camping during the summer and knitting and also had a passion for dogs.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 10th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel at Oakview Funeral Home, 56 Lakeshore Road, Oakville, Ontario.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Oakville Humane Society or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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LISTER, Avril Mary (Love) Lister Obituary | Print |

LISTER, Avril Mary (nee Love) -

Lister_AvrilAfter a courageous yearlong battle, Avril at the age of 74 passed peacefully on Sunday, April 5th, 2015 at Credit Valley Hospital with her dear daughter Darlene and caring brother Jim by her side.

Loving Mother of Darlene and her husband Terry McAlpine, cherished Grandma of Dylan, Natalie and Meghan.

Avril will be dearly missed by her brother Jim Love. Beloved Aunt of Chris Love (Janelle), Gillian McMeekin (Nick) and great Aunt of Liam Oliver and Sadie, and her extended family in Wales and Scotland.

Avril will be sorely missed by many lifelong friends and colleagues. We are all saddened to say goodbye to this very vibrant, stylish, one of a kind Scottish lass.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements out of Burlington.

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Avril please consider Sick kids Hospital.

MAIZIS, Stella Maizis - Obituary | Print |

MAIZIS, Stella

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 4, 2015.

It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our deeply devoted and loving Mother and "Yiayia".

We will forever be as proud of her as she was of us. She was 90 years young.

She is predeceased by her husband Konstantine (Gus) Maizis. She will be sadly missed by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, her sister and her brother, many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews, as well as all those that were fortunate enough to have known her. Stella was the beloved mother of two children, a son and a daughter; Paul Maizis and his wife Sylvia; Dianne Mullen and her husband Gerry. Yiayia felt truly blessed by her grandchildren Lisa Mullen and her husband Mike Arthur and Ryan and Jennifer Maizis; along with her two great-granddaughters Jessica Anderson and Emily Arthur.

Stella took great joy in her time spent with her sister Sophie Paskoe and her deceased husband Peter, her brother Jim Dimitriw and his wife Joan.

We will forever hold "Yiayia" in our thoughts, hearts and memories. We will forever be thankful to her for filling our hearts and minds with her humour, stubbornness, sarcasm and stories that will continue to be told by all of us that loved her.

The family would like to thank all the nurses, caregivers and staff at Leisureworld Altamont for the patience and kindness that they demonstrated in caring for our mother over the last three and a half years, with particular appreciation to Danny, Nenita and Christine who never failed to do all they could to keep her comfortable.

The Funeral Service will be held in Toronto, on Friday, April 10th in the Chapel. Burial will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.


MANION, Frank Manion - Obituary | Print |


July 3, 1921 - April 5, 2015

Frank, 93, passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday at Humber River Hospital secure in the love of his family. He is survived by his wife, Dilys Manion (Walder), the love of his life to whom he was married for nearly 56 years.

He will be profoundly missed by his son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Deb Manion and his daughter and son-in-law, Maggie Manion and Paul Allan.

His grandchildren, Sarah Manion, Elizabeth, Kate and Michael Allan were a great joy to him. He was predeceased by his sister, Irene. Except for the war years when he was a Sergeant in the Canadian Irish Regiment, Frank lived his entire life in the west end of Toronto and was a graduate of University of Toronto.

 Frank enjoyed over 33 years of retirement after a long career with Canada Packers where he worked as a Purchaser.

Frank's passions included sports, opera and theatre. He worked as a Volunteer with Kiwanis. We will miss his gift for storytelling and his humour. His strong sense of values was a model to us all.

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane Subway, on Wednesday, April 8th from 7- 9 p.m.

Funeral Service to be held at Royal York Road United Church (851 Royal York Rd.).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Arthritis Society or the Alzheimer Society and would be much appreciated by the family.What A Bloom Send Flowers


MANKO, Roman Manko - Obituary | Print |

MANKO, Roman

Manko_RomanGM Retiree 32 Years-Service.

Passed away suddenly on April 5, 2015.

Roman, beloved son of Ivan and Tina Manko, dear brother of Gregory Manko (Tracy). Cherished uncle of Matthew Manko, (Raquel), and Jeremy Manko (Amanda). Great uncle of Thomas and Alyssa Manko.

He will be fondly remembered by extended family in Ukraine and the Netherlands.

Roman was a leading member of the Durham Cycling Club, the Newcastle Dart League and the General Motors Dart League. He will be greatly missed by all the friends he made through his involvement in the community.

Family and friends may call at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Sunday April 12th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Panachyda at 7:30pm.

Memorial service on Monday, April 13th at 1pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Princess Margaret Foundation would be greatly appreciated by Roman’s family.

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MARTIN, Robert Martin - Obituary | Print |

MARTIN, Robert -

Peacefully, on Sunday, April 5, 2015 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry, at age 84. Robert Martin of Port Perry and formerly of Oak Ridges.

Beloved husband of Irma (nee Taylor) and the late Edith (nee Geary).

Loved father of Alan Martin and his wife Wendy of Mississauga and Arlene and her husband Dave Forrester of Mount Albert. Loving grandfather of Cassandra and Kaitlin Forrester. Dear brother of Betty Burnside of Toronto, Nora and her husband Vern McDonald of Stratford and the late David and George Martin.

He will also be missed by Irma’s children and grandchildren.

The family of Robert Martin will receive friends at the Wagg Funeral Home, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985 2171) on Saturday, April 11th from 10 – 11 a.m. A Service to Celebrate his life will be held in the Chapel at 11 a.m. with Reverend John Sullivan officiating, followed by a reception. Private interment.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Port Perry Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.What A Bloom Send Flowers

MISKIN, Stan Miskin - Obituary | Print |


April 6, 1940 - April 5, 2015

Peacefully, on the eve of his 75th birthday, Sunday, April 5, 2015 at Fort Erie Hospital.

Loving spouse of Carolyn. Eldest brother of Bev (Tom Poustie), Dr. Joe (Sheelagh), Ben (Bonnie) and Murray (Nancy).

Devoted uncle and great-uncle. Son of the late Nat and Tillie Miskin.

Service to be held in Thornhill, on Tuesday, April 7th with interment to follow. Private Shiva.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your preferred cancer charity.


PARENT, Peter Joseph Parent - Obituary | Print |

PARENT, Peter Joseph

Passed away at Mackenzie Health Centre after a lengthy illness on Sunday, April 5, 2015.

Beloved husband of Louise.

Loving father of Catherine Briant (Roger), Joanne Fitzpatrick (Marcus) and Missy Hamilton (Scot).

Proud papa to Veronica, Megan, Kayleigh and William. Dear brother of Mary Kathryn (Tony) and Suzanne (Glen).

Memorial Service will be held in Toronto, on Saturday, April 11th.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Kidney Foundation.


PARKER, Christopher Parker - Obituary | Print |

PARKER, Christopher -

Parker_Christopher(Member of UA Local 46)

Passed away peacefully in his sleep at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Sunday, April 5, 2015 at the age of 91 years.

Chris, beloved husband of Ann.

Loving father of Chris and Richard. Dear grandfather of Richard Joseph.

A Memorial service will be held at the MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 4 Division Street, Bowmanville on Thursday, April 9th at 11 a.m., with visitation from one hour prior to the service.

Condolences to the family may be made online at

ROBERTSON, Donna Ann Robertson - Obituary | Print |

ROBERTSON, Donna Ann -

Robertson_DonnaMay 10, 1946 - April 5, 2015

A life-long resident of the Toronto area, passed away in her 69th year.

Easter Sunday, the 5th of April, at the Toronto East General Hospital.

Donna loved singing and socializing; she loved to spend time at Variety Village or the Beaches Seniors' Club. She had a wonderful smile that could light up a room.

She is survived by her children: Peter Robertson and wife Shelly, Bonnie Robertson, Brenda Hopper and Doug Robertson, as well as her grandchildren: Eric, Tammy, Melissa, Drew, Zachary, Rebecca and Nathan, and great granddaughter, Madison, all of whom brought her great joy. She is also survived by her two brothers, Jim and Ted Dewsbury.

The family would like to extend their thanks to the kind and caring staff in the Complex Continuing Care Ward at East General for their unwavering support and excellent care.

It was Donna's wish that there not be a funeral, but her children will be hosting a celebration of her life in the near future.


ROY DEVINS, Jessie Roy Devins - Obituary | Print |

ROY DEVINS, Jessie -

Roy_Devins_JessieNovember 20, 1924 - April 5, 2015

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, April 5, 2015 in her 91st year.

Loving spouse of the late Maurice and George.

Beloved mother of Sandra (Ed), Louise and Deb (Steve).

Doting grandmother of Kevin, Ken, Angela, Chad, Marci, Nathan and Devin.

Great-grandmother of Cadence and Hope. Sister of Norman and the late Ernest.

A Funeral Service will be held in Scaroborough, on Thursday, April 9th.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jessie may be made to the Alzheimer Society.


SKUCE, William Clarence Skuce - Obituary | Print |

SKUCE, William Clarence -    "Express Condolences"

Skuce_WilliamOctober 15, 1928 - April 5, 2015

(Retired Employee of General Motors Canada)

Passed away peacefully with family by his side at the Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Sunday, April 5th, 2015 in his 87th year.

Dearly beloved husband of Marguerite (nee Trevail) of 65 years.

Loving father of the late Clare Skuce (Betty) and Chris Brown (Bryan).

Cherished grandfather of Sarah, Ken Skuce (Katie), and Melissa Andrew (Dale), Calvin Brown and great grandfather of Lochlan. Dear brother of Glen Skuce (Joanne Pritchard) and late sister Helen Brown. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.

Special thank you to Ona for being a lifelong friend to Marguerite and William.

William will be remembered as an avid hunter and outdoors man.

Memorial visitation will be held at COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 Highway 2, Courtice, (905-432-8484) on Thursday April 9th, from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm, and on Friday from 12:00 noon until time of service in the chapel at 1:00 pm.

Donations may be made in memory of William to the Kedron United Church.

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SMITH, Rolande Juliett (LAROSEE) Smith - Obituary | Print |

SMITH, Rolande Juliett (nee LAROSEE) -

Died peacefully after battling cancer on April 5, 2015 surrounded by her loving sons Michel and Richard.

Loving wife of the late William Smith.

Cherished grandmother of Christopher, Jason, Stephen, Nathan and Renee and beloved mother-in-law of Shelly and Sherry.

Our deepest gratitude and special thanks to the staff and volunteers at the Ian Anderson House in Oakville.

As per her wishes, there will be no funeral service.


SNELS, Elisabeth 'Elly' (Backes) Snels Obituary | Print |

SNELS, Elisabeth 'Elly' (nee Backes) -

Snels_Elly(1931 – 2015)

Peacefully at home on April 5, 2015 in her sleep at the age of 83.

Elly was predeceased by her husband Gus (2004) of 50 years.

Loving mother of Eliane, Yolanda, Marion, Allen and Carla. Proud “Oma” of Rozalind, Amanda, Jessica, Tyson, Gwen, Gus and Brieanna. Great grandmother of 5 great grandchildren.

Elly will be remembered as the “doll lady” as the owner of the Doll Emporium for 25 years. She will be fondly remembered by her extended family and friends.

Friends are invited to meet the family at St. Joseph, Patron of Canada Parish, 64 Church Street East, Acton, Ontario on Saturday, May 9th from 10 a.m. to 11.a.m with the Funeral Mass commencing at 11:00 a.m. Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Robert Hétu and will be followed by interment. Cremation has taken place.

Remembrances to the Georgetown Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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SOSIN, Irene Sosin - Obituary | Print |

SOSIN, Irene -

Passed away at Markham Stouffville Hospital on Sunday, April 5, 2015 in her 90th year.

Beloved wife of the late Tadeusz. Dear mother of Frank (Lorene), Sandra (Guy) (late Howard Campbell), the late Stanley Sosin. Loving grandmother of Trevor, Stephanie, Brent (Jen), Laura (Tavis), Craig (Keiko) and the late Erin. Great- grandmother of Wyatt, Hunter, Grace, Andrew, Audrey, Blue, Beau, Grey, Liam, Laughlin and Mia. She will be missed by her brother Frank Hart (Eileen), sister-in-law Doris Hart (late Cyril) and her much beloved nieces and nephews and family in England and Canada.

Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main Street N. (Markham Road), Markham, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick's Parish, 5633 Hwy. 7, Markham, on Thursday at 12 noon.

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SPIERS, Robert James 'Bob' Spiers - Obituary | Print |

SPIERS, Robert James 'Bob' -

After a brief illness, passed away at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Sunday April 5, 2015 in his 78th year.

Beloved husband of Eleanor.

Loving father of Dennis (Darlene), Darrell (Janice) and Terry (Vicki). Dear grandpa of Jason, Bradley, Scott, Andrea, Jessica, Shane and great- grandpa of Faith. Cherished brother of Jim (Nancy) and the late Delores Smith, Doreen Jackson and Bill. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and many friends at Wilmot Creek.

Visitation will be held at Northcutt Elliott Funeral Home, 53 Division Street Bowmanville on Sunday April 12, 2015 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm. 

A Funeral Service will follow in the Chapel at 1:30 pm.  Interment Bowmanville Cemetery.

Memorial Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

STEWART, John Edwin 'Ed' Stewart Obituary | Print |

STEWART, John Edwin 'Ed' -

(Founder and Builder of Ed Stewart’s Equipment, Erin, Ontario)

Hard at work and hard at play, John Edwin Stewart lived life to the limit. Whether it was building a successful business or racing cars, horses and snowmobiles, Ed knew what he wanted and didn’t stop until he took home the prize. Prizes included a shed full of trophies, and numerous sales and community awards (including Rotary’s Paul Harris Award and Lion’s Helen Keller Award), but all paled when compared to Ed’s ultimate treasure, his family.

Nothing has made him prouder than the way his two families have blended so smoothly these last 20 years since he married Lorna Marshall (nee Bessey). Ed’s only regret was that his declining health limited the travelling and fun that Lorna so richly deserved after caring for him so well.

Ed was born in 1932 in Ospringe, the second of Olive (nee Atcheson) and David Stewart’s three sons, Vern being older and Aleck, younger. Ed’s Dad made a living trucking livestock, and Ed was always hanging around the garage. He started doing grease jobs and oil changes at 13, the same year his Dad lent him the truck to drive into Erin to write his Grade 8 final exams. His formal schooling done, Ed wanted only one thing–to make lots of money. Cars and girls were expensive!

In 1955 he opened a one-bay garage on the Ospringe corner and married Jean Theaker, who’d he’d met at the swimming hole on the Eramosa-Erin Townline. It was thin living in “the shack” behind the garage when the boys were born, first Randy and then Jeff, but Jean was right beside him every step of the way and the garage quickly became a popular hangout for local farmers, attracted as much by Ed’s sense of fun as his commitment to service.

Ed’s easy smile, friendly manner and slightly off-coloured jokes stayed with him his whole life, but he was no pushover. As he expanded the garage, started selling tractors, eventually moving into Erin and then Brisbane, bought more property and added agricultural equipment lines, Ed proved a tough negotiator in a briskly competitive industry. Today Stewart’s Equipment is one of the largest, independent, family-owned agricultural equipment suppliers in Ontario.

As hard as Ed worked, there was always time for fun, especially if it meant going fast. First it was horses. He was buying, selling and racing them across fields in his teens. For one season in 1968 he owned a race horse, Lady Farmerette, ridden by an apprentice jockey from Toronto named Sandy Hawley. In 1968 when he started selling snowmobiles, of course he had to race them. In 1970 he entered his first tractor pull at a fall fair, and for a decade kept in shape hauling 150-lb ring weights. But nothing fed his horsepower fever like stock car racing. In his biggest race in 1974, he pitted his skills against some of the best in Canada and the USA at Cayuga speedway in a 250 lap event in which he finished 10th in a field of 32 cars.

Ed Stewart died at home in his 83rd year on Sunday, April 5, 2015.

Leaving behind his wife Lorna, his children Randy (Debbie), Jeff (Laurie), Scott (Karin), Kelly (Harvey), Darryl (Christina), his grandchildren Shannon, Leslie, Darcey, Nina, Lars, Brett and Jaxon, his brother Vernon (Laura), sister-in-law Audrey, many nieces and nephews and countless friends. He is predeceased by his first wife Jean, his parents David and Olive Stewart, and brother Aleck.

Right until the end, Ed was joking with his care team and cuddling with his grandchildren. He may have watched the animated movie “Cars” more times than any Grandpa ever.

Friends will be received for visitation services at Butcher Funeral Home (5399 Main St. S. Erin, ON) on Monday, April 6th from 7 - 9 p.m., and on Tuesday April 7th 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at Butcher Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 8th at 2:00 p.m.

Donations may be made to Erin Wellington Community Services (EWAG), Upper Credit Humane Society or Erin Agricultural Society.

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TAKAHASHI, Hideo Takahashi - Obituary | Print |


Passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2015, at Yee Hong Centre - Finch, age 95.

Predeceased by his loving and devoted wife Fumiko Ruth (née Miyazaki). Caring father of Louise and Norma. Also predeceased by elder brother, baby Eita; sisters Kazuko (the late Kaoru) Atagi, Fumiko Frances (the late Kiyoshi Tom) Tsubouchi; niece Christine Atagi Hemphill and nephew Mark Bando. Fondly remembered by his siblings Akira John (the late Kathleen), Kiyoko Kay (the late Mits) Yamada, Toshio Stan (May) and Haruko Helen (the late Toshio) Bando; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Hideo was born in Britannia Mines, BC.

After graduating from King Edward High School, he obtained a position with the Japanese consulate in Vancouver.

During the Second World War he was interned in prisoner-of-war camps for four years. His book, P.O.W. In My Own Country, will be published posthumously. After the war, Hideo joined Canada Employment and Immigration Commission. He helped implement the federal government's then new social insurance number programme for Ontario. After 35 years of service, he retired as supervisor of insurance advisory services.

The family wishes to express heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Joseph Wong for his vision, mu goi to the caring staff, domo arigato gozaimasu to the volunteers and thank you to his Yee Hong family for warm friendships shared.

Resting at Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough (east of Kennedy Rd.).

Visitation on Sunday, April 12th from 1 to 5 p.m.

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