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VILLAMERE, Keith Gabreal Villamere - Obituary | Print |

VILLAMERE, Keith Gabreal -

Passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre at the age of 77 after a brave battle with ALS.

Beloved husband of Gwen. Loving father of David and Andrea (Anthony Hanmer).

Devoted Poppa to Ethan, Zoey and Amelia. Dear brother of Doug, Jean (Pat Blythe), Jim, Cathy, Karen and the late Jerry (Bernie).

He will be remembered for his kindness, his faith in God and the positive outlook he had on life.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Gabriel's Parish (670 Sheppard Avenue East). Interment to follow.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the ALS Society or charity of choice.


von GLATZ, Ilse von Glatz - Obituary | Print |

von GLATZ, Ilse BFA, ND -

Ilse von Glatz died peacefully on Friday, May 2, 2014 at Hill House Hospice in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

Born in Windsor, Ontario, Ilse was welcomed into this world by her parents, Heinrich and Elfreide von Glatz on August 21, 1958.

Predeceased by her parents when she was a small child, her step-mother, Dr. Gesina Janssen of Toronto, also predeceased, raised Ilse.

Ilse is lovingly remembered by her cousin, Tina Landert and by Ilse's German relatives: Hartmut, Inge, Almut, Dietland and Jan Knipper. Johanna Morgan ("Bibi"), "Aunt Henne," Brad Wright, Justin and Alisha Robinson and William and Sarah Rosenblat also cherish Ilse's memory.

We are Ilse's "sisters of the heart" who treasure her friendship and memory - Aruna Mitra, Sue Rosenblat, Heather D. Swain, Carolyn Loucks, Maria Egevari and Patricia O'Connor.

Thank you to the Oncology Department at Markham Stouffville Hospital and the staff at Princess Margaret Hospital where Ilse participated in clinical research trials, "... to help other women".

Thank you also to the York CCAC Palliative Care team and the Hill House Hospice for their kind and compassionate care.

Ilse requested no funeral.

She asked that any donations be made to Hill House Hospice, 36 Wright Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada.


VRADENBURG, Shirley Helen Vradenburg Obituary | Print |

VRADENBURG, Shirley Helen -

Vradenburg_Shirley(1931 - 2014)

On Friday, May 2, 2014 at her home in Oakville after a long battle with cancer.


Beloved sister of Joan Marchiori and the late Elizabeth Hermanus.

Loved aunt of Michelle Vuckovic, Joanne Knox and Lisa Boehnke. Will be greatly missed by her many great nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.


A celebration of Shirley’s life will take place in Oakville on Tuesday, May 6th.

For those who wish, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

WATSON, Joy Watson - Obituary | Print |


Passed away peacefully on Friday, May 2, 2014 at Markham Stouffville Hospital, with her loving husband of 58 years, Whip at her side.

Proud daughter of the late Art and Olive Wood. Loving mother of Sharon (Kevin) McSweeny (North Vancouver) and David (Anna) Watson. Cherished grandmother of Connor McSweeny.

Joy will be fondly remembered by her sister Leone (Tom) Wilson of Campbellford, Ontario.

A private celebration of Joy's life will take place at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.


WILLIS, Don Willis - Obituary | Print |


Korean War Veteran Passed away peacefully on Friday, May 2, 2014 at Grand River Hospital Freeport after a 3 year battle with cancer at age 81.

Beloved husband to the late Marge and dear father of LeeAnn, step-dad to Debbie and Donna, grandfather to Jason Matthew, Michelle, Mark, Lisa, Michael, Mitchell and Makena. Great-grandfather to 5 great- grandchildren.

Survived by his brother George and his sister Katherine, predeceased by his brothers Johnnie and Albert and his sister Alice and parents John and Jean.

Cremation has taken place.

A graveside service will be held in Scarborough on Friday, May 9th.

Donations may be made to Freeport Foundation Department, 835 King St. W., PO Box 9056, Kitchener, ON.


WINKLER, Johann (Hans) Winkler - Obituary | Print |

WINKLER, Johann (Hans) -   "Express Condolences"

Winkler_JohannMay 31, 1928 - May 2, 2014

Passed away on Friday, May 2nd , 2014, at home surrounded by family , at the age of 85

Beloved husband of Hermine Winkler. Loving father of Doris ( Sabatino Tuzi), Annette ( Frank Fantauzzi), Dennis Winkler(Lori) , Susanne (Peter Biasutto).

Proud grandfather of Kristina, Alyssa, Matthew, Zackary, Marina, Max, Justin, Nikki and Mauro.

Johann will be missed by family and friends.

A private family service will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home.

Donations in Johann's memory to Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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ANTONOPOULOS, Peter Antonopoulos - Obituary | Print |


Passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the age of 93.

Peter is now reunited with late wife Christina.

Beloved father to Sandra (Peter) and George (Linda). Loving grandfather to Andrew (Pam), Sophie, Stefan (Megan), Cheryl (Ronald) and Christine (Micheal).

He will be dearly missed by his great-grandchildren and other family and friends. 

A funeral service will be held in St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church on Monday, May 5th at 11 a.m.  Interment to follow.


BALL, Grace Anastasia Ball - Obituary | Print |

BALL, Grace Anastasia -

It is with great sadness that Grace's family announces her passing on Thursday, May 1, 2014.

Grace was predeceased by her beloved husband and best friend William.

She was the loving and cherished mother of Karen. Dear sister to Reta Maynard.

She was dearly loved and will be missed more than anyone can imagine.

Funeral service Wednesday, May 7th at St. Jude (Wexford), 10 Howarth Ave. (Pharmacy and Lawrence), at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated by the family to The Scott Mission or The Sisterhood of St. John the Divine.


BOWER, Kenneth John Bower Obituary | Print |

BOWER, Kenneth John -

Bower_KenWith much love and a wealth of memories, we share with you the passing of Kenneth John Bower on Thursday, May 1, 2014 in Oakville.

His love of music, sense of humour and passion for family and our history will flourish through his daughters and sons-in-law, Fran and Andrew, Tina and Brian, Penny and Mike. He is a special Grandpa to Colin and Juliana, Nancy and Dave, Jason, Sara, Madisen and Cooper.

Of his wife Betty, he felt she made him "a better man" for their 62 years together.

Ken shared many special moments near and afar with friends and family especially his cousins, nephews and nieces.

A celebration of life service will be held in Oakville on Friday, May 9th

At the family's request, donations may be made to The Salvation Army (any location) or S.E.N.A.C.A. Seniors Day Program, 53 Bond St., Oakville L6K 1L8.

BURT, Ross William Burt Obituary | Print |

BURT, Ross William -

Burt_RossIn his 72nd year, Ross left us from home surrounded with the love of his devoted family on May 1, 2014.

Beloved husband of Connie for almost 37 years. Loving father of Kelly and Jay and his wife Giselle. Dearly loved grandpa of 9 grandchildren and pappa of 5 great-grandchildren.

Brother of Earl and Muriel. Predeceased by sister Shirley and parents George and Pearl Burt. A wonderful clan of nieces and nephews will sorely miss Ross.

Ross was George Van Der Eyken's best friend and challenging crib partner. He will be sadly missed and was much loved by all of his family of in-laws.

Ross was a devoted participant of Trinity United Church in Acton and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Ross was a long time employee of Snow Brothers in Erin.

Arrangements out of Georgetown. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 7th at Trinity United Church, 70 Mill Street, Acton at 11:00 a.m.  Interment A celebration of Ross's life will take place at Trinity United Church in Acton following the funeral.

In memory contributions to Trinity United Church or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

CALITRI, Mario Calitri - Obituary | Print |

CALITRI, Mario -

Peacefully on May 1, 2014 in his 81st year.

Beloved husband of Anita. Loving father Antonio, Nick, Donata (Steve) Bellus and Dina (the late Darryl) Cormier.

Cherished Nonno of Mario (Sandy), Angelo (Stephanie), Daniel (Jennifer), Claudia, Luke, Darryl and great-grandson Anthony. Dear brother of Rosina Tafaro.

Mario will be forever loved by his numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church, 1789 Lawrence Ave. W., Toronto, on Monday at 11 a.m. Entombment to follow.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to SickKids Foundation would be appreciated.


CARLSON, Sonja Carlson - Obituary | Print |

CARLSON, Sonja -

Passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 1, 2014.

Beloved daughter of Richard and Doris.

Dear mother of Chuckie and Lance.

She will be truly missed by her sisters Julie and Tammy and her extended family and friends.

Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa.  A celebration of life for Sonja will take place on Friday, May 9th at 11 a.m. Visitation will take place one hour prior to service.

Memorial donations to the CHARITY of your choice would be appreciated and may be made, along with condolences by visiting

COOPER, Betty Blanche Cooper - Obituary | Print |

COOPER, Betty Blanche -

Cooper_BettyIt is with great sadness that we announce Mom’s passing on Thursday, May 1, 2014.  She passed away peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her family at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville in her 90th year. 

Mom, married for 66 years, is predeceased by her beloved husband Bob.

She was the loving mother and mother-in-law of Paul and Barbara.  Cherished grandma to Christopher (Jessica), David (Susan) and Steven (Katie).  Mom was the very proud and delighted great grandma of Matthew, Hailey and Caitlyn. 

Predeceased by her parents Percy and Lottie Brown and siblings Norman, Cecil, Bill and sisters-in-law Thelma and Hazel.

She is survived by sisters-in-law Dorothy (Norm), Dorothy (Bill), Margaret, Betty as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.  Mom will be remembered for her loving, kind and gentle nature.  

We would like to thank Dr. Aubrey Kassirer and the nursing staff of the 2nd Floor for their kind and compassionate care. 

Friends may call at MOUNT LAWN RECEPTION CENTRE 21 Garrard Rd., Whitby, (N of Hwy #2) 905 443-3376 for visitation on Monday, May 5th from 7 - 9 p.m.

Funeral Service to be held on Tuesday, May 6th in our Chapel at 3:00 p.m.

Cremation Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens

For those who wish to donate, they may be made to a CHARITY of your choice.


COSTANZO, Jean Sheila (nee Archibald) Costanzo - Obituary | Print |

COSTANZO, Jean Sheila (nee Archibald) -

Sadly, we announce the passing of Jean from our arms to the arms of angels on Thursday, May 1, 2014.

Loving mother of Adam (Michelle); sister of Marlene and Barbara Archibald.

Grandmother of Raylean, Jordan and Dylan. Great- grandmother of Brooklynn.

Memorial Service in Richmond Hill on Saturday, May 10th. Interment to follow.

Donations to the Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.

"Mom, Grandmother, Great- Grandmother, Sister and Good Friend, rest in peace. We love you and will remember you forever."


DAW, Hla Shin Daw - Obituary | Print |

DAW, Hla Shin -

Daw__Hla(April 7, 1915 – May 1, 2014)

The Visitation will take place at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME , 28 Old Kingston Rd, Ajax, ON, CANADA, L1T 2Z7

On Sunday, May 4th from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM 

The Funeral Service will take place at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME Chapel, 28 Old Kingston Rd., Ajax

On Sunday, May 4th at 10:00 AM 

The Burial will take place at Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens 541 Taunton Rd. W., Ajax,  L1T 4T2 following the Funeral Service

Online condolences may be made at


FENYN, Luba Fenyn - Obituary | Print |

FENYN, Luba -

Passed away, peacefully, May 1, 2014 in her 90th year.

Predeceased by her husband Jaroslaw (Jerry) Fenyn.

Lovingly remembered by her daughters, Larysa and her husband Orest Melnyk and Halyna and her late husband Roman.

Adored by grandchildren Andrika, Alex, Roman (Izabela), Christopher, Adrian and great-grandchildren Damian and Jonathan.

Divine Liturgy will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 10 a.m. in ALL SAINTS OF UKRAINE CHAPEL, St. Volodymyr Cemetery, 1280 Dundas St. W., Oakville.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Ivan Franko Home, 767 Royal York Rd., Toronto, ON M8Y 2T3, would be appreciated by the family.


GILCHRIST, J. Brian Gilchrist - Obituary | Print |



When you search for ancestors, you find great friends.

At Brampton Civic Hospital on May 1, 2014, John Brian Gilchrist, beloved and only son of Audrey Long (Toronto) and the late John "Jack" Gilchrist (Calgary).

Brian, a proud 4th generation Torontonian, and 9th generation Canadian of English, Irish, Scottish, German, and American descent, was born April 7, 1956 in Toronto Western Hospital.

A lifelong interest in genealogy and local history led Brian to a host of friends in genealogical and archival circles. Most recently he was the reference archivist at the Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA) happily working in the county of his pioneer McClure family.

Brian published a definitive genealogy entitled The "Clan" McClure: Historical Highlights. Compiler and editor of Inventory of Ontario Newspapers 1793-1986, Brian also wrote many genealogical articles, and contributed to numerous radio and television programs on genealogical topics. His speeches were full of information and humour-with an unmatched style of delivery that drew crowds.

Brian will be missed by many relatives, friends, and colleagues. In April, Brian entered hospital for the last time, after a series of illnesses... "then he slept with his ancestors." Hebrew, 1 Kings 14:20.

Funeral Service will be held at The Cathedral Church of St. James, 65 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario, on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 11 a.m.

If desired, donations may be made to The Cathedral Church of St. James Restoration Fund or Sleeping Children Around the World.


HAMILTON, John William (Iain) Hamilton - Obituary | Print |

HAMILTON, John William (Iain) -

Hamilton_John(1932 - 2014)

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of John (Iain).

Beloved husband of Barbara.  Loved father of Bruce (Angele) and Brian (Jo-Anne). Dear grandfather of Brandon, Samantha, Jamie, Brenda and Belinda.

He will be sadly missed by sister in laws and brother in laws and his many nieces and nephews.

Iain was a longtime employee of the TTC.

Cremation has already taken place.

A celebration of Iain’s life will be held Thursday, May 8th at 2:00 pm at the Wheelhouse in Wilmot Creek, to which all relations and friends are welcome.

Arrangements entrusted to NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville.

HINDLE, Phyllis (HUSTON), HIndle - Obituary | Print |

HINDLE (nee HUSTON), Phyllis -

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Phyllis on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the age of 83.

Loving wife to Philip for 64 wonderful years of marriage.

Loving mother of Bill (Yolanda) and Nancy (Doug).

Proud Nana of Heather (Kevin), Stephanie (Burt), Bonnie (Manos) and Bryan. Great- Nana to John, Lydia, Emma, Carl and Imogen. Phyllis will also be greatly missed by her sister Marion Waaler and her brother Jim (Claudia) and many family and friends.

Service will be held in Toronto on Wednesday, May 7th.

A private family interment will follow at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada or to Canadian Feed The Children would be appreciated by the family.

"Her family was her life; they are who she lived for."


HORVATH, Isabelle Horvath Obituary | Print |

HORVATH, Isabelle -

Finally at peace, Mom passed away on May 1, 2014 at the age of 93, at the Juravinski Hospital.

Predeceased by our Father Bill (1997) and our Sister Susan (1998).

Dear Mother of Sylvia Neag (Don) of Chicago and Judi Wolfe (Larry, 2005).

Grandmother to Suzanne Dinning (Brian), Rob Brown (Melanie), Ross Neag (Julie) and Meredith Neag. Great Grandmother to Ross, Cody, Natalie, McKenna, Olivia and Cienna.

Arrangements out of of Burlington. Cremation to take place and in keeping with Mom's wishes, there will be no funeral service.

KEENAN, Patrick John Keenan - Obituary | Print |

KEENAN, Patrick John, C.M., O.Ont., FCPA, FCA, D.S. Litt -

After a full and blessed life, the family of Patrick Keenan announces his peaceful passing on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the age of 82.

Beloved husband of Barbara and loving father of Sean (Christine Alvarez), Gwendolyn (Richard Harvey), Katharine (Duane Livingstone, deceased) and Christina (Rohit Sharma). Cherished "Gramps" of Ethan, Marie, Ewan, Patrick, Jacqueline, Scott, Keenan, Liam and Kieran. Son of the late Thomas and Kathleen (Collins).

He is survived by his sister Mona of Lewes, Delaware. Predeceased by brothers Thomas, Edward C., Frederick D. and sister Kathleen Dunne.

Pat was born in Montreal on January 7, 1932, studied business at McGill University, became a Chartered Accountant with Clarkson Gordon and had a dynamic and prosperous business career in the mining industry.

Reflecting his roots in Montreal and his time in England, he was a die-hard Montreal Canadiens and Liverpool FC fan. He was an avid golfer, former sheep farmer, race horse enthusiast, zip-liner and countryside walker. He was noted for his sharp business mind, keen problem solving skills, his focus on always doing the right thing and doing it well, and an enduring faith in God.

The family would like to thank Dr. Robert Hyland and the exceptional team at St. Michael's Hospital for their care and support.

Mass of Christian Burial in OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP CHURCH, 78 Clifton Road on Friday, May 9th at 10:30 a.m.

If desired, donations in memory of Pat can be made to St. Michael's Hospital (Toronto) Research Institute, Suite 2150, 120 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5H 1T1 (416-479-5493), which funds the three Keenan Chairs.


KELLY, Mary Delores Kelly - Obituary | Print |

KELLY, Mary Delores -

It is with heavy hearts but restful souls we say our farewells to our beloved mother, best friend and mentor.

Our Mom would like to speak of her passing as her Graduation Day.

Such befitting words for a life well lived, purposeful and anchored by faith. Predeceased by her two husbands, Albert and Arnold. Loving mother of Susan (Jean-Claude Cadieux), Michael, Rosemary, Sean (Linda), Kim (the late Jim Malcolm) and Shannon (Andy Holba). Proud grandmother of Michelle, Kelly, Emma, Patrick, Damien, Lindsey, Meaghan, Charleen and Mary Beth. Dear cousin of Helen and Bruce Brown and sister-in-law of Claire Noonan. Mary will also be missed by her many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Everyone that had the privilege to know our Mom knew her extraordinary journey and the legacy she will leave behind. She had a remarkable outlook on life.

Her attitude was one of gratitude and every day was a precious gift to behold. Her faith was her strength and her armour and believed God's will would be done through all trials and tribulations. Our Mom was an ambassador for the souls of the faithful departed and would have countless people to pray for during the course of her day. Our loving Mom, Mommy, Ma, Mersie, Nana, Noonan, Little Grandma; May heaven be everything you had anticipated it to be and may your mother be waiting for you with open arms.

Go with our blessings and peace and until we meet at heaven's gate, know we will always love you and miss you until that day. We thank you God for this thy gift.

Our heartfelt gratitude and thanks for the extraordinary care from the Trillium Health Centre team.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at St. Clement Catholic Church, 409 Markland Dr., Etobicoke, on Monday, May 12, 2014, at 10 o'clock. Recital of the Rosary between 9:15 and 9:45 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, remember Mary in your prayers, or should you wish, a donation for the Elevator Fund can be made to the Elevator Fund at St. Clement Parish, 409 Markland Dr., Etobicoke.


LASHTA, Dorothy (Neal) Lashta - Obituary | Print |

LASHTA, Dorothy (nee Neal) -

Lashta_Dorothy(June 9, 1922 - May 1, 2014)

Passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Scarborough General Hospital in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Peter.

Loving mother of David Lashta (Amy) of Newcastle and Donald Lashta (Trudy) of Gananoque. Dear sister of Shirley Erskine Kingdon (Vernon). Sadly missed by grandchildren Kimberley, Peter, Toni-Marie, Brendan, Jonathan and Michael and by great grandchildren Amelia, James, Ethan and Hailey.

Dear daughter of the late William and Caroline Neal. Sister of the late John Arthur Neal (Jane) and Francis Joyce Neal Glaude (Alfred).

Friends may call at the MOUNT LAWN RECEPTION CENTRE, 21 Garrard Rd., Whitby on Saturday, May 10th from 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m, with the memorial service in the chapel beignning at 11 a.m.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to Scarborough General Hospital Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated by the family.

As a memorial to Dorothy, a tree will be planted in Memory Woods. A tree grows - memories live.

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LY, Nguyet Hoan Ly - Obituary | Print |

LY, Nguyet Hoan -   "Express Condolences"

Ly_NguyetApril 12, 1927 - May 1, 2014

Peacefully passed away on May 1, 2014 at North York General Hospital.

Loving mother of To Minh (the late Chinh Duc Luc), Hue Minh, Ted Stephen (Kristina Chen) and Le Minh (Hin Yeung Liu). Cherished grandma of Robert (Carmen Ma), Jenny, Andrew (Gabby), Joyce (Tom Freiberger), Johnny, Joshua, Jonathan, Gordon and Iris.

Devoted great grandma of Liam.

Nguyet Hoan will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends.

Friends may visit the JERRETT FUNERAL HOME, 6191 Yonge Street (2 lights south of Steeles, on the east side) on Friday, May 9, 2014 from 9:00am to 10:00am.

A funeral service will commence at 10:00am in the funeral home chapel.  Burial at Elgin Mills Cemetery to follow.



MANN, Richard W. (Dick) Mann - Obituary | Print |

MANN, Richard W. (Dick) -

Passed away on May 1, 2014 at the age of 82.

He will be sorely missed by his loving wife Katharina (nee Rosenkranz) and children Dr. Lynda Beaver, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), Gilbert, AZ; Timothy Mann, Cobourg, ON; and Nicole Mann, Toronto, ON.

Loving grandfather (Opa) of Christopher Tanaka-Mann, Toronto; Jason and Emily Mann, Cobourg; Megan Beaver, Gilbert, AZ; Amy and Liam Cooper, Toronto; and his brothers Fr. Raymond, OFM, Boston, MA and Bro. William, OFM, Butler, NJ. He also leaves behind many cousins and friends in Western New York and North Carolina.

Richard was ordained as a permanent Deacon on June 9, 1990.

He served at St. Thomas More Church in Scarborough, ON and then at his home parish, St. Timothy Church in Willowdale, ON.

Fourth Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus.

Retired from Ontario Hydro, Toronto; CPR, Toronto and New York Central RR, Buffalo, NY.

Funeral Mass on Friday morning at 11 a.m. in St. Timothy's Catholic Church, 21 Leith Hill, Willowdale.


MASTRANGELO, Salvatore Mastranegelo - Obituary | Print |

MASTRANGELO, Salvatore -

Mastrangelo_SalvatorePassed away peacefully on May 1, 2014 at Golden Plough Lodge in Cobourg.

Dear husband of Anna.

Predeceased by his parents Salvatore and Rosa, his brothers Pasquale and Vincenzo and his sisters Carmela, Maria and Gilda.

He will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews.

Rested at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa. Visitation was held on Sunday, May 4th from 7 – 9 pm.  

Funeral prayers were held at ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME Chapel on Monday, May 5th at 2 p.m.

Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated and may be made, along with condolences by visiting

McDONALD, Donald McDonald Obituary | Print |

McDONALD, Donald -

(1930 - 2014)

Donald McDonald, loving husband to Dorothy McDonald of Bella Senior Care Residence, passed away at Bella Senior Care on Thursday, May 1st, 2014 at the age of 83.

Born in East York, Ontario on October 7th, 1930, he was the son of the late Nathaniel and Irene McDonald.

Donald is survived by his wife Dorothy, his four sons Steven (Karen) Low, Gary, Robert (Shinaz) Low, Michael (Leona), his daughter Denise (Terry) McKinnon. Predeceased by his son Donald (2009), Elaine. Also survived by his nine grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Also by numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements out of Niagara Falls. In keeping with Donald's Personal wishes, cremation has taken place. A funeral service in celebration of Donald's life will take place at The Chippawa Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, May 7th 2014 at 1pm. Visitation will take place from one hour prior to service. Inurnment in Fonthill.

As an expression of sympathy donations to the Chippawa Presbyterian Church Building Fund would be greatly appreciated by the family.

MENDONCA, Ambrosia (Amby) Mendonca - Obituary | Print |

MENDONCA, Ambrosia (Amby) -

Passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at North York General Hospital at the age of 92.

Formerly of Mombasa, Kenya.

Beloved wife of the late Tome Mendonca. Loving mother of Julien, Raymond (Marlene), Andrew (Susan), Mavis (Gordon) and Basil (Janice).

Proud Granny of Denise, Douglas (Susan), Reyna, Craig, Gail (Gerard), Dawn (Sydney), Kyle, Matthew, Meaghan and Michael. Great-grandmother of Jasmine, Tyler, Michael, Andrew, Jeremy and Darren.

Amby is survived by her sisters Irene, Josephine and Venie and by many nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, May 7th at 9:30 a.m. at St. Paschal Baylon Roman Catholic Church (92 Steeles Avenue West, Thornhill).  Entombment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North York General Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice.


MITCHELL, Beverley Jean (nee Davy) Mitchell - Obituary | Print |

MITCHELL, Beverley Jean (nee Davy) -

Of Newmarket. It is with sadness the family of Beverley Jean announces her passing at Mackenzie Place Nursing Home, Newmarket, ON on Thursday, May 1, 2014 in her 76th year.

Beverley was the wife of the late Stanley Jack Mitchell. She was the daughter of the late Randel and Vera Davy.

She was predeceased by her sister Margaret Coates of Mt. Albert and her sister Lenore and brother-in-law Edward Wright of Haliburton.

She will be missed by her sister Audrey Warren (John) of Belleville, her sister Dorothy Sjoholm (John) of Toronto, her brother Roy Chatson (Audrey) of Barrie, her brother Randel Davy (Nancy) of Newmarket, her brother- in-law Cecil Coates of Mt. Albert and many nieces and nephews.

Service in Newmarket, on Sunday, May 4th. Interment at Aurora on Monday, May 5th.

Special thanks to the staff at Mackenzie Place Nursing Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.


ORRELL, Ruth Orrell Obituary | Print |

ORRELL, Ruth -

Orrell_RuthIt is with profound sadness that the family announces the passing of Ruth Orrell at St. Michael’s Hospital on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the age of 52, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Ruth was a resident of Oakville and a native of Campbellford, Ontario where she grew up and went to school before moving to Toronto, where she worked at various companies in the financial services industry.

She is survived by her partner Alfred, her daughter Cassandra, her mother Joan (pre-deceased by her father Roy (1998), her brother Ross (Charlene), her brother Don (Charlene), her brother Pat (Glenda), her mother-in-law Mavis, sister-in-law Marcia, her nieces and nephews, Estelle, Melissa, John, Mike, Ryan and Ashley and her beloved little dog, Toby.

The family would like to express its gratitude to Dr. Christine Brezden-Masley from St. Michael’s hospital and her oncology team for all their efforts and care, together with the wonderful doctors and staff in St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit.

Special thanks also to the staff at Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House (Halton-Peel) for their care and support during Ruth’s journey, as well as to her close friend Lynne Taylor for all her care and support and to her wider circle of friends and colleagues who provided support and love through their visits, cards and prayers.

A celebration of Ruth’s life following cremation will be held in Oakville on Thursday, May 8th.  In recognition of the colour Ruth brought to so many of our lives, please consider wearing something of colour instead of full black to the celebration.

In lieu of flowers, it was Ruth’s wish that donations be made to Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House (Halton-Peel), Ian Anderson House Hospice in Oakville or Cancer Care Ontario.

Ruth’s vivacious spirit lives on through organ/tissue donation.

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