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HARRIS, Donald 'Sam' Harris - Obituary | Print |

HARRIS, Donald 'Sam' -

Suddenly on December 7th, 2014.

Don "Sam" loving and devoted husband of Mildred. Loving and Cherished father of Dorothy and Donnie.

Dear Brother of Winnifred McDonald.

Service will be held in in Ajax, on Thursday December 11th.

In Lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association (, the Heart and Stroke Foundation ( or the Kidney Foundation ( would be appreciated.

Don will be deeply missed by his many relatives and friends and everyone he touched.

HODGES, Ruth (nee Culver) Hodges - Obituary | Print |

HODGES, Ruth (nee Culver) -

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Ruth, on December 7, 2014 at Wyndham Manor, Oakville at the age of 79.

Predeceased by her husband Bill. Beloved mother of Kim (Ken) Edwards and Karen (Dan) Foster.

Loving grandma of Samantha and Nicholas.

Devoted sister to Joan (David) Ambrose and sister-in-law to Ron (Terri) Hodges. Will be missed by her nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to the doctors and staff at Bronte House, Wyndham Manor for their care and compassion.

Funeral Service will be held in Oakville, on Friday, December 12th. Cremation to follow.

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

We all share in the tremendous loss of a very special lady.


HORAN, William Thomas 'Bill' 'Billy' Horan Obituary | Print |

HORAN, William Thomas 'Bill' 'Billy' -

Horan_BillPassed away peacefully at Wellington Park Care Centre, Burlington on Sunday, December 7, 2014, at the age of 80.

William Horan, beloved husband of Pauline Horan (nee Fuller).

Dear father of Keith Forde (Elaine), Sean Forde (Holly) and Jacqueline Forde. Cherished Gramps to Ryan and Niall, and Grak to Liam.

Bill/Billy lived life as large as he was in stature. He had a booming voice and laugh - and his famous line of "magic." He made many friends throughout his travels in the world.

William will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends.

Cremation has taken place at his request. A celebration of William’s life will be celebrated at a later date. Arrangements out of Burlington.

If desired, donations made to the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated.

Erin go bragh - Slainte.

INCH, Leanne Jane Inch - Obituary | Print |

INCH, Leanne Jane -

Peacefully, but suddenly on December 7, 2014 at her home in her 58th year.

Leanne, cherished sister of Nicole (Jonathan) Pirie and Cari (Gary) Pelow.

Lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews Michael, Katie and Matthew Pirie and Genevieve, Jamie and Jacqueline Pelow.

A private family interment will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Farringdon Burial Ground.

If wished, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the SPCA gratefully appreciated.


KERBA, Sami Naguib Kerba - Obituary | Print |

KERBA, Sami Naguib -

54 Years Practicing Law in Canada and Egypt

Peacefully on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at the Brampton Civic Hospital.

Sami, beloved husband of Alice (Lucy).

Loving father of Naguib and his wife Donna and Kamal and his wife Colleen.

Beloved Pops to Karl (Tricia), Tara (Salvatore), Christopher (Dorothy) and Adam (Claudia). Great-grandfather to Marianna. Survived by his brother Mounir and his wife Mona. Brother-in-law to Emile Hakim and Nadia Hakim.

Funeral service will be held inBrampton, on Thursday December 11th.  Interment to follow.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. George's Antiochian Orthodox Church, 9116 Bayview Avenue, Richmond Hill, would be appreciated.


KNOWLES, Molly Knowles - Obituary | Print |

KNOWLES, Molly -   "Express Condolences"

Knowles_MollyDecember 26, 1927 - December 7, 2014

Passed away peacefully on December 7th, 2014 in her 87th year.

Beloved wife of the late George.

Loving mother of Carolyn (Gary) Mountjoy and the late Chuck.

Special aunt of Jay Neill. Cherished grandmother of Emily, Mark (Sarah Johnson), Jeff and Eric. Sister of the late Sheila Smyth.

Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Thursday, December 11th from 2 - 4 and 7 – 9 p.m.

Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (209 Cochrane Street, Whitby) on Friday, December 12th at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.

Online condolences may be made at


LACOMBE, Stella Lacombe - Obituary | Print |

LACOMBE, Stella -

Stella passed away peacefully at the age of 88 at Etobicoke General Hospital on Sunday, December 7, 2014.

From a small farm in Lithuania to running a successful family business in Toronto, Stella's intelligence and determination was only surpassed by her love and generosity.

Cherished wife of the late George for 38 years.

Proud mother of the late Eugenie Shipley (Paul) and Vidas Stukas (Hilary Dawson).

She was full of love for her grandchildren Ken, Katherine, Margaret, Anna, Sophie and Tan. Joyful great-grandmother of James, Max, Levi, Nikolai, Annika and Amelia. Dear sister of Tony Norkaitis (Dahlia) and the late Aldona. Stella will be missed by her nieces, their families and dear friends. 

Funeral Mass will be held at Lithuanian Martyrs' Church (2185 Stavebank Rd., Mississauga) on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 11 a.m.


LEIB, Connie (INGLEY) Leib - Obituary | Print |

LEIB, Connie (INGLEY) -

Passed away December 7, 2014, surrounded by love.

Family and friends can share celebration of her life in March, 2015.

Call for more information then at 905-473-2108.


MACDONALD, Margarett MacDonald - Obituary | Print |

MACDONALD, Margarett -

June 17, 1917 - December 7, 2014

Passed away peacefully in her 98th year on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at the Bendale Acres Nursing Home, Toronto.

Loving mother of Kim 0'Connell.

Family services have been held with interment in Alliston.

MAIERS, Gary Hugh Maiers - Obituary | Print |

MAIERS, Gary Hugh -    "Express Condolences"

Maiers_GaryJune 30, 1939 - December 6, 2014

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Gary on December 6, 2014.

Beloved husband of Sandra of 51 years.

Loving father of Shirley (Brian), Jeff (Leeanne) and Christine (Ed).

Special grandpa of Makenna, Owen, Lily, Marcus, Matthew, Cora and Kendall.

Dear brother of Linda (Gerry).

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME, 530 Industrial Parkway South (at Yonge Street) in Aurora, 905-727-5421.

The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre. Condolences at



MULLEN, Sharon Elizabeth Mullen - Obituary | Print |

MULLEN, Sharon Elizabeth -

Passed away at Toronto East General Hospital on December 7, 2014.

Mother to Kathleen, Lisa, Michelle and Michael (Julie). Grandmother to Joshua, Grant, Gabriel and Grayden.

Sister to Patricia (deceased), Michael (Betty) and Carol.

Cremation has taken place.


NEVILLE, Dorothy (Dot) Neville - Obituary | Print |

NEVILLE, Dorothy (Dot) -

1927 - 2014

After a long, fulfilling life, Dot Neville passed away on December 7, 2014.

She will be dearly missed by her son Dale (Kathleen) Neville and daughter Debbie (Roy) Brand.

Mom was a sweet, caring, lovable person. We always knew no matter what, Mom's devotion and love would get us through.

She was everything you could ask for in a Mom and we are comforted knowing she is at peace now and reunited with our Dad (her soulmate and beloved husband of sixty years).

At the request of Dot, no funeral service will be held.

The family would like to thank the staff at Royal Park, Evanston Grand Village and Peter Lougheed for making Mom's last few years as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.


PEARCE, Richard Callery (Dick) Pearce - Obituary | Print |

PEARCE, Richard Callery (Dick) -

Died peacefully, surrounded by family December 7, 2014, age 93.

He leaves Betty, his best friend and dearly loved wife of nearly 72 years, his son Michael (Kathy Karn), daughters Susan (Martha Ralph) and Jan (Victor Gamble), as well as grandchildren Michelle, David (Rachelle), Roger Leavens (Claudia), Sarah Leavens and Meghan Gamble, great- granddaughters Cleo Sherfey and Yvette Leavens and great-grandsons Micah and Ryan Pearce, Ian Leavens and Adam Sherfey. Born in Cannifton, ON (near Belleville), in 1921, Dick was the only child of Lt. Col. Norman and Norma Pearce. Much of Dick's boyhood was spent in Port Credit and Appleby College. 

The family wishes to give very special thanks and love to Dad's main caregiver Cory Dalangin who extended his life and gave him reason to smile every day as he struggled with Parkinson's and Lewy Body Dementia.

We are also most grateful to his other caregivers through the years, especially Mophel, Zed, Glenda and Dalma. Our thanks, too, to Dr. Mark Nowaczynski of House Calls for his great care and kindness.

Dick was a man of generous spirit and enormous integrity. His life's work was to support and protect his family in the best way he knew how. He will be greatly missed by his family and by all who knew him, whether as friend, employer or colleague.

A private memorial service will be held.

Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario ( the Kidney Foundation of Canada at ( or a charity of your choice.


PRINGLE, Linda-Marie Pringle Obituary | Print |

PRINGLE, Linda-Marie -

Pringle_LindaFormer high school teacher with The Halton Board of Education. Passed away at age 60, suddenly as a result of a long illness on Sunday, December 7, 2014.

Beloved wife of Don.

Proud, devoted mother to her two special sons, Matthew and Jonathan.

Sister-in-law of Marilyn (Bob).  Linda had a special place in her heart for her lady cousins Donna-Marie, Carla, Debbie, Joanne, Valerie, Wendy and Sandra.

A Memorial Service will be held in Oakville on Thursday, December 18th.

If desired, donations can be made to Fragile X Research Foundation of Canada, 167 Queen Street West, Brampton, ON L6Y 1M5.

Glen Oaks Funeral Home and Cemetery
3164 Ninth Line, Oakville, ON, CANADA, L6H 7A8
Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 12:00 PM with Visitation at 00 AM - 12:00 PM

RAESIDE, Darlene Raeside - Obituary | Print |

RAESIDE, Darlene -   "Express Condolences"

March 14, 1959 - December 5, 2014

Passed away at the age of 55 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Predeceased by her father Leslie, survived by her cherished son Kyle, Her sisters Linda and Diane, mother Gloria and nephew Evan and niece Larissa.

She will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends.

Cremation has taken place.

A Celebration of Life will occur in the Chapel at 1pm, on Friday, December 12th, 2014 at JERRETT FUNERAL HOME, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough.

Online condolences may be left at



RATCLIFFE, Edward Norman 'Ted' Ratcliffe - Obituary | Print |

RATCLIFFE, Edward Norman 'Ted'

Suddenly on Sunday, December 7, 2014 in Hawkestone in his 81st year.

Predeceased by his partner Ritva Penttila. Loving uncle of Marilyn (Leonard) Stroud, Wayne Horne, Loreen (Ken) Miller and Sharon (Evan) Gilbert. Dearly missed by his great-nieces and nephews, Angela Stroud, Jill (Chris) Mustard, Cole Horne, Karen (David) Potter, Scott Miller and Matthew Oelschlaeger.

Predeceased by his sister Hazel Janet Horne (Ratcliffe) and his parents Norman and Cora Ratcliffe.

Ted will always be lovingly remembered by his many cousins, friends and business associates. Fondly missed by his number one employee Dale Webb of Te-Ri Products Limited. Ted and Ritva were the proud founders of Te-Ri Products Limited for over 40 years and have travelled to over 50 countries.

Funeral Service will be held in Toronto on Monday, December 15. Cremation to follow.

If desired donations to the Heart & Stroke foundation or Charity of choice would be greatly appreciated.

RICHARD, Gerard Camille Richard - Obituary | Print |

RICHARD, Gerard Camille  -   "Express Condolences"

Richard_GerardAugust 16, 1926 - December 7, 2014

Peacefully, with his family by his side, at Lakeridge Health – Oshawa on Sunday, December 7th, 2014 at the young age of 88.

Beloved husband of the late Mary Anne (nee Cormier).

Loving and cherished father of Bernice (Corinna), Gail (Vic) and Paul (Anita). He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Mathieu, Natalie, Troy, Grant and Renée. Fondly remembered by his brother Camille and his sisters Delina, Marie Louise, Therese, Eugenie, Rita and their families. Predeceased by his brother Antoine and his sister Rosalie. Missed by his special friend Marguerite LeBlanc.

A special Thank You to the staff at Hillsdale Estates, Maple Grove, his caregivers Ever, Mary and Joanne for their wonderful care.

Also to Carrie and Yvonne in the Emergency Department and the staff of Lakeridge Health-Oshawa for their compassion and care.

Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West, (905-721-1234) on Saturday, December 13th, from 10:00 a.m. until time of Celebration of Life at 12:00 p.m. in the Heritage Room.

At the family’s request memorial donations to Cuddly Cats Rescue and Sanctuary or the Durham Region Humane Society would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be made at


RODRIGUES, Sylvia A. Rodrigues - Obituary | Print |

RODRIGUES, Sylvia A. -

Formerly of Guyana, passed away peacefully on December 7, 2014 in her 95th year.

Devoted wife of the late Thomas Rodrigues.

Beloved mother of Jennifer (Chris); Bryan (Linda); Carolyn (Michael) and Phillip (Cecelia).

Grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 5.

Service at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 11th at St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church, 21 Markanna Dr. (off Markham Rd.), Scarborough.


RUPCIC, Anka Rupcic Obituary | Print |

RUPCIC, Anka -

Rupcic_AnkaPeacefully on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at the age of 78.

Beloved wife of Luka.

Loving mother of Mile, Ivan and Divna (Ivan). Cherished Baka of Stephanie, Peter, Adam, Ivana, Marko and Ivan.

She will be very much missed and always remembered by all her family, friends and family in Croatia.

Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Croatian Catholic Church, 2110 Trafalgar Rd., Oakville, Ontario on Tuesday, December 9th at 10:00 am.  Burial to follow.

She is now in the loving arms of her Lord. May she Rest in Peace.

SCHURMAN, Willem Schurman - Obituary | Print |

SCHURMAN, Willem -

On Sunday, December 7, 2014 at age 96, Dad passed into peace to join his lifelong beloved wife Florence.

They were the longest living married couple in Ontario. Father of Paul (deceased) (Katie), Michael (Diane), Gary (Carol), Lawrence, Marion (Peter) and Jo-Anne (Dan).

With love and pride he leaves his many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Dad will be remembered with fondness by members of the Richmond Hill United Church, Aurora United Church, Horticultural Society, Historical Society, the Tuesday Morning Men's Club. Willie's gentle manner, honesty and loyalty will always be remembered by everyone he met.

Funeral Service will be held at Richmond Hill United Church on Friday, December 12th at 2:00 p.m.

Cremation is taking place.

As Willem requested, instead of flowers please make a donation to: Canadian Cancer Society, Richmond Hill Horticultural Society, Richmond Hill Historical Society, Richmond Hill United Church or Simcoe Community Services Foundation (Barrie, ON).


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