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GOUVEIA, Bernard Albert Gouveia - Obituary | Print |

GOUVEIA, Bernard Albert -

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Bernie Gouveia, beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather.

On February 17, 2014, with his loving wife Judy and family by his side at Compassionate Care Hospice in Dover after a brief aggressive battle with cancer.

Born in Guyana on April 11, 1937.

Predeceased by his parents Albert and Thelma Gouveia. He will be dearly missed by his children Michele, Paula (David), Simone (David), Kimberly and Michael. His grandchildren Justin (Maria), Jessica, Maria, Natasha, Sean, Shannon and Ryan. His great-grandchildren Olidia, Ariana and Xavier. He will also be missed by his brothers and sisters, Margaret, Michael (Beverly), Jackie (Buck), Ephigenia DeFreitas (stepmom), Richard (Barbara), Jenny (Hugh), David (Mano), John (Gemma), Fred (Faye), Elizabeth, Roger (Cathy) and many nieces and nephews.

A pioneer of technology whose career spanned the globe with Senior VP roles in Warner-Lambert Int. and Gelco. Bernie enjoyed good food, good wine, good friends and best of all, being with his love and soulmate Judy.

We love you and will miss you dearly.

Interment, Mendham, NJ. Services will be private.


HAWKER, Mary Josephine Hawker, Obituary | Print |

HAWKER, Mary Josephine -

Hawker_MaryIt is with saddened hearts that we advise that our beloved Josephine passed away peacefully on Monday, February 17, 2014.

A long-time resident at Cama Woodlands LTC, Josephine was in her 96th year. Jo courageously and with grace and resiliency lived several years with complex medical concerns including Parkinson’s Disease.

Josephine is survived by her son Ronald (wife Edith), daughter Anne Marie (husband Edward), grandchildren Ashley, Alexander, Laura (husband Richard) and Stephen, great grandchildren Julian and Rowan and long time, devoted partner Robert Miller and his lovely family.

Jo is predeceased by her parents Joseph and Laura Kelly, brother Joseph, Philip and Omer, her much beloved husband Edward Hawker, and eldest daughter Laury as well as many dear relatives and friends.

Josephine excelled at her career as a nurse before she chose to be a stay at home mom. She earned a Lifetime Achievement Volunteer Award from Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital and was a member of the Catholic’s Women’s League.

Jo enjoyed travel and being outdoors especially at floral gardens. Jo was a skilled golfer, dancer and a baker of delicious desserts.

Our family extends a most sincere message of deep gratitude to the compassionate staff and volunteers at Cama Woodlands LTC and to Reverend Gordon Bucek and wife Jeanette.

Funeral Service will be heldon Tuesday, February 25, 2014 in Burlington. Interment.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Autism Society, Parkinson’s Society or Cama Woodlands LTC would be greatly appreciated.

Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear

HOITA, Thomas Takao Hoita - Obituary | Print |

HOITA, Thomas Takao -

Hoita_ThomasBeloved father of Glenn Hoita, Deb O'Brien, Donna Simpson and the late John Hoita (2010).

Thomas will also be missed by his daughter-in-law Johanna Hoita. Papa to Troy Hoita, Siobhan Lychak (Dan), Keith O'Brien, Ivey MacKenzie. Great-Papa to Shannon MacKenzie, Ashlynn Lychak and Brandon Lychak.

Thomas also will be missed and remembered by his dear friend Theresa Tomko and family. Dear brother of Gord (Nancy), Gladys Uchimaru and Mary Tarakita.

Predeceased by his parents Robert and Misao Hoita, his wife Patricia, brother Robert and sister Irene Teshima.  

A memorial service in Kitchener on Saturday, February 22nd. Interment will take place in Willowdale.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Grand River Regional Hospital or St. Mary's Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

HOOPER, Gary James 'Hoop' Hooper - Obituary | Print |

HOOPER, Gary James 'Hoop' -   "Express Condolences"

Hooper_GaryApril 17, 1935 - February 17, 2014

(Retired City of Oshawa Fire Chief, member of Durham Region Crime Stoppers, and member of the Kinsmen K-40 Club) 

Passed away suddenly in Whistler, B.C. living life to the fullest on Monday, February 17th, 2014, in his 79th year.

Dearly beloved husband of Ann for 54 years.

Loving father of Grant (Elaine Brown), Michelle Hoard (Tim), and Paula Kane (Rod). Adored Papa of Geoffrey, Cassandra, Dean, Ryan, Connor, Lindsay and Delaney.

Dear brother of Barry and his wife Carol.

Son of the late Charlie and Margaret (nee St. Pierre).

“Hoop” will be dearly missed by all his family, ski, golf and trailer buddies.

Visitation will be held at the OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Monday, February 24th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m.

Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, February 25th at 11:00 a.m. Interment Oshawa Union Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Breast Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be made at


JOHNSON, Betty Johnson, Obituary | Print |

JOHNSON, Betty -

Johnson_bettyPassed away peacefully with her family by her side at Carpenter Hospice in Burlington following a lengthy and courageous battle against cancer on Monday, February 17, 2014. Betty Johnson, beloved wife of Roger.

Loving mother of Karen (Scott Parsons), Kelly Johnson (Brad Easterbrook), Mandy (Marc Dittmann) and Debbie (Jason Chuchmach). Cherished grandmother to Lucas, Faith, Sophy, Sebastian, Cole, Shea and Ryder.

Survived by her sisters and brother; Lorrie Lawrence, Audrey Allison and Geoff Allison. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and many friends.

The funeral service will be held at Nassagaweya Presbyterian Church 3097 15th Sideroad Campbellville on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Nassagaweya Presbyterian Church or Carpenter Hospice would be appreciated.

KIVIMAKI, Anna Elizabeth 'Liz' (Kiviranta) Kivimaki Obituary | Print |

KIVIMAKI, Anna Elizabeth 'Liz' (nee Kiviranta) -

Passed away peacefully on Monday, February 17, 2014 at Chartwell Aurora Seniors Residence, Aurora, ON, in her 85th year.

Liz was the loving wife of the late Tyko "Rocky" and dear mother to John and Eric (Trudy). Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Andree (Brett), Chris (Kelley) and Shawn (Krissy) and great-grandchildren Trinity, Hunter and Jessie.

A memorial gathering will be held at Elgin Mills Cemetery, Richmond Hill, ON, on Saturday, March 1st from 1 - 3 p.m. Interment will follow the visitation on site.

Special thanks to Chartwell Aurora and their staff for Liz's care.


KOHARA, Ayako Irene (nee YASUI) Kohara - Obituary | Print |

KOHARA, Ayako Irene (nee YASUI) -

August 15, 1915 - February 17, 2014

Our beloved Mom/Bachan passed away peacefully on February 17, 2014 in her 99th year, surrounded by her loving family at the Ina Grafton Gage Home where she resided for the last five years.

She was predeceased by her husband Akihei and her youngest daughter Hope. Survived by her devoted children Bet Kagayama (Tomi predeceased), Yasuko Kamiya (Archie), Fran Orida (Roy) and Don (Mary), 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and her many nieces and nephews. Mom/Bachan will be fondly remembered for her warmth and generosity.

We would gather weekly for family dinners and countless special occasions like New Year's and birthdays. Her greatest gift to all of us was instilling the importance of family.

Her passing leaves a huge void in our family and she will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her. Our special thanks to the 4th floor staff of Ina Grafton Gage for their exceptional care of our Mom.

Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held in the spring. Koden and flowers gratefully declined.

A donation may be made in her memory to the Ina Grafton Gage Home, 40 Bell Estate Road, Scarborough, ON M1L 0E2, or to the charity of your choice.


KRET, Helen Kret - Obituary | Print |

KRET, Helen -

The family of Helen Kret sadly announces her passing at her home in Acton on Monday, February 17, 2014 at age 44.

Helen Marie Kret, loving mother of Alicia Kret (Luke O'Leary) of Acton and Stephen Kret (Kerry Jannetta) of Orangeville.

Dear daughter of Alice and the late Walter Kret of Mississauga. Sister of Daniel, Charlene and Walter Kret. 'Grandma Helen' to Stephen, Sarah, Aubrey and Julia and special aunt to nieces and nephews.

Visitation an Christian Funeral Mass on Saturday, February 22th from 10-11 a.m. at St. Casimir's Catholic Church, 156 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto.

A Christian Funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.


LANNI, Gaetano Lanni - Obituary | Print |

LANNI, Gaetano -

Passed away surrounded by his family on February 17, 2014 at the age of 88.

Beloved husband of Alessandra. Loving father of Tony and his wife Marilyn and Ivo and his wife Laurie. Nonno of Paul, David, Tony, Stephen, Michael and Alexandra. Great-grandfather of 7.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014 (time to be confirmed) at St. Paschal Baylon Roman Catholic Church (92 Steeles Avenue West).  Entombment to follow.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.


LAW, David Arnold Charles Law - Obituary | Print |

LAW, David Arnold Charles -   "Express Condolences"

Law_David(October 17, 1936 - February 17, 2014)

David died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving wife of 41 years, Gloriann (Mann), daughter Pamela Wilson and son Marc, after a courageous battle with cancer.

David is predeceased by his brothers Ernie, Homer, Arnold and sisters Lily and Zona (Cecil).

He is survived by brother Bonner Law (Mary), son-in law Ed Wilson (Pamela), brother-in-law Wendell Mann (Normie), sisters-in-law Shelley Mann and Catherine Charlong (Kenny), mother-in-law Florence Mann, grandchildren Melissa and Shane Wilson, Marcy, Steven and Courtney Law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many wonderful friends and neighbours.

David was passionate about everything he did: cycling, walking, skating, skiing, hunting and fishing.  An avid gardener and home cook, he was busy all the time. His battle with cancer never took away his sense of humour.

David spent his working years in the mine in Sudbury, then Dunlop Tire and General Motors in Oshawa.

The family is grateful to Princess Margaret Hospital and their Lodge, Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre and the Saint Elizabeth Health Care Nurses and Revera for their special care in the last few weeks of David's life.  A very special thanks to Eric Pitters, Pamela West, Susan Watson and Dan Healey.

Visitation will take place at the OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West, Oshawa (905-721-1234) on Sunday, February 23rd from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

A "Celebration of David’s Life" will take place at KINGSVIEW UNITED CHURCH, 505 Adelaide Avenue, Oshawa on Monday, February 24th at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre in Oshawa ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; ph. 905.579.4833) or a cancer CHARITY of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.

Online condolences may be made at


LeBLANC, Benjamin Joseph LeBlanc - Obituary | Print |

LeBLANC, Benjamin Joseph

LeBlanc_BenjaminPassed away suddenly at home on Monday, February 17 , 2014 in his 78th year.

Beloved husband of Barbara LeBlanc.  Loving father of Jeff & Cherie, Benjie & Dianne, Frank & Cathy, Earla & Jeff, Barbie & Garnet, and Marjorie & Clarence.

Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Jesse & Shannon, Amanda & Jay, Leeann & Richard, Tasha & Ryan, Jake & Megan, and Kaitlyn, and by his great grandchildren Hunter, Jacob & Leah, Benjamin & Leland, Zachary & Anthany.

Dear brother of Fidele (the late Shirley & the late Violet), Obeline Vella &Tony, Albina Cook & Fred, Rita Craig & Rod, Andrew & Jean, Levi & Charlene and predeceased by his sisters Marceline Cook and Doris MacDonald (the late Ian). Survived by his brother-in-law Lawrence Cook.

Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Friday, February 21st from 7 – 9 pm.  A funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday February 22nd at 3 p.m.

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

LUDWIG, Robert Kirby 'Bob' Ludwig - Obituary | Print |

LUDWIG, Robert Kirby 'Bob' -

At Southlake Regional Health Centre on Monday, February 17, 2014, Bob passed away after a brave struggle with cancer.

Beloved husband for 60 years of Pamela Ludwig (nee Hulton).

Devoted father to Lee Giles (Jeff), Bob Ludwig, Jr. (Lissette) and Jim Ludwig (Angie). Loving Gramps to Lauren (Mike), Scott, Amy, Matthew, Gabriela and Mark-Anthony. He also leaves his dear sister Norma Lee Ney of California. Bob, known affectionately as "Rover" by his Psi Upsilon buddies at the University of Toronto, will be missed for his wonderful sense of fun, sport and thoughtfulness.

A true gentleman, he enjoyed making people smile wherever he went - including at Green Briar or Amica - Newmarket.

Many thanks to Drs. Yuen, Kassam, Faris and the wonderful team on the 6th floor.

Service in Toronto on Friday, February 21st.

If desired, donations in Bob's memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at Southlake Regional Health Centre, 596 Davis Drive, Newmarket.


MEZZABOTTA, Mike Mezzabotta - Obituary | Print |


Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa with family and friends by his side at the age of 58.

Beloved husband of Pauline, loving father to Amey (Tyler) Chris and Melissa.

Proud papa to Zachary, Ben and Jordan. Son of Henry and Hannah. Dear brother of Annamarie and Frank (predeceased). Uncle to Michael, Ginaya, Fiona, Amelia and Desmond. Mike will be greatly missed by his many and friends and family.

Family and friends will be received at MOUNT LAWN RECEPTION CENTRE, 21 Garrard Rd., Whitby. (N. of Hwy. 2), 905-443-3376, on Friday, February 21st from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service at 12:30 p.m.

Cremation Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens.


MOORE, Lilie Frances Moore - Obituary | Print |

MOORE, Lilie Frances -

"There is a shepherd who cares for his own and he is mine."

Lilie went peacefully to her shepherd on February 17, 2014, at the age of 97.

A lovely woman who cheerfully served her Lord, her church, her family and friends.

She loved music, using her talents as a soloist, choir member and then choir leader. Lilie touched many hearts with her warm smile, gentle spirit, kind heart and generosity. She will be sadly missed by her sisters Kay Payne and Evelyn Hedley; nieces Lynn Hedley, Donna Hedley (Ken Lloyd); nephew David Moore (Rebecca); great-nieces Rebecca Buist, Heather Buist, Sarah Scott (Stephen Scott); great-nephews Mark Evans (Megan) and Guy Legault; and cousin Isabell Thompson.

Other loved ones who have gone before are her brother Bob Moore; nieces Susan Moore and Kathleen Evans; and brothers- in-law John Hedley and Fred Payne.

A Funeral Service will be held in Toronto on Friday, February 21sst.

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


NERLING, Irmgard Nerling - Obituary | Print |

NERLING, Irmgard -

March 28, 1935- February 17, 2014

Peacefully passed away at Scarborough Hospital Birchmount Campus with her husband by her side.

Loving wife of Eduard to whom she was married for 59 years.

Cherished mother to Esther, Anita (Tony), Arden (Carol) and Walter (Else). Will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Nathan, Nicole, Michelle, Jessica, Shae-Lynn, Athena, Jaden and Annika. She was a light in our lives and will be forever missed.

A Funeral Service will be held at Warden Full Gospel Assembly, 2210 Warden Ave., Scarborough (north of Sheppard Ave.) on Saturday, February 22nd at 11 a.m. with interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Inspired Word International - Ukraine Ministries.


NOLAN, Helen (nee Costello) Nolan - Obituary | Print |

NOLAN, Helen (nee Costello) -

Nolan_HelenPeacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, February 17, 2014 in her 86th year.

Beloved wife of the late James Joseph Nolan (JJ). Loving mother of Judy (predeceased Bill), Daphne (Scott), Tony (Judy), Shirley (Larry), Sharon (Tony), Harold (Carm), Darlene (Jim), Juanita (Rob) and Jim (Linda).

Predeceased by her baby daughter Cynthia (1950). Proud Grandmother of 23 and great-grandmother of 9. Sadly missed by her sister Josephine (Jim), her brother Woodrow (Marg), niece Angeline, sister-in-law Louise and many nieces and nephews, family and friends.

Visitation will be held at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME (28 Old Kingston Rd., Ajax 905-428-8488) on Wednesday, February 19 from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at ST. FRANCIS DE SALES ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH (1001 Ravenscroft Rd., Ajax) on Thursday, February 20 at 11:00 am.  Helen will be laid to rest in Pine Hills Cemetery, Scarborough.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society.


PARR, Marion (Sherman) Parr - Obituary | Print |

PARR, Marion (nee Sherman) -

1934 - 2014

Born in Belle Plaine, SK, Marion passed away peacefully on February 17, 2014 in her 80th year.

Marion is survived by her husband George, son Greg (Lisa), grandchildren Katelyn and Amber, sisters Eleanor and Jean and many nieces and nephews.

Marion cherished her family and friends in Moose Jaw, Mississauga, Coquitlam and around the world.

A celebration of life will be held on February 25th at 1:00 p.m. at 1340 Dominion Ave., Port Coquitlam.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to CNIB or the Canadian Cancer Society.


PEROFF, Nadejda (Hope) Peroff - Obituary | Print |

PEROFF, Nadejda (Hope) -

Passed away peacefully at Fudger House on Monday, February 17, 2014 at the age of 90.

Predeceased by her parents Pando and Sultana Peroff, siblings William and Chris Peroff and friend Morris Eisenstadt.

Survived by her brother Harry Peroff. Nadejda will be dearly missed by family and friends.

A funeral service will take place in Toronto on Thursday, February 25th.


PERTTULA, F. Allan (Al) Perttula - Obituary | Print |

PERTTULA, F. Allan (Al) -

Passed away peacefully with family at his side at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket on February 17, 2014.

He was born October 29, 1925 in Port Arthur, ON.

After graduating as an engineer from Queen's University in 1946, Al met Wilma Wilson and they were married in May 1951.

Al leaves behind his five children and their spouses Susan Dowling (Paul), Sandra Carruthers (Bill), David Perttula (Wendy), Rob Perttula (Joanne) and Jamie Perttula (Sharon). A loving grandfather, Poppa will be missed by his grandchildren Maggie (Chris), Alison, Angela (Shawn), Colin (Brie), Cynthia, Vienna, Matthew, Christopher, Alaina (Bill), Jeff, Claire and Graham and great- grandchildren Jackson and Khalia, as well as by nephews and nieces in Thunder Bay.

Funeral will will be held in Newmarket on Saturday, February 22nd.

Many thanks to the caring staff of nurses and doctors at the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre and Southlake Regional Health Centre.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation cancer care program.


PLITZ, Ernest Alexander Plitz - Obituary | Print |

PLITZ, Ernest Alexander -

(January 27, 1917 - February 17, 2014)

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Ernie Plitz of Ajax, on February 17th, 2014 in his 98th year.

He lived a rich life, embroidered with years of woodworking, hiking and camping, always surrounded by his loving family.

He will be truly missed by his wife Irene and his children, Beth (Ron), Michael (Diana), Marie (Alex), Paul (Joni) and John (Joanne). His precious grandchildren, Ron and Vicki, Kate, Christopher and Jennifer, Alyson and Stephanie, Lisa, Andrea and Nicolas will hold his memory very dear.

Papa will also be missed by his great- grandchildren; Jonathan, Andrew, Alisha, Ashleigh, Louie and Hunter.

Ernie is survived by siblings Vicky, Ingy, Sandy, Sue and Doug who made up a family of 11 children in Pickering, dating back to the 1920's.

Cremation with spring interment and a celebration of his life will be announced at a later date on the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME website (,  where condolences may be left.

Arrangements entrusted to the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME (905-428-8488).


POCOCK, George Peter Pocock, Obituary | Print |

POCOCK, George Peter -

Passed away in his 88th year at The Brant Centre on Monday, February 17, 2014.

Beloved husband of Dorothy, loving father of Wendi (Michael), Janice (Murray) and Robyn (Ken). Cherished grandfather of Brant, Rob, Ryan, Justin, Jamie, Chris and BJ as well as 3 great grandsons and 1 great-great granddaughter.

George was involved in many facets of living in Burlington after moving here in 1969. His very successful insurance career spanned many years until he retired in 1986. After that he went on to create the Burlington Reuse Centre.

Ever the lover of automobile history and keeping up with children and grandchildren, we will miss his dry sense of humour.

There will be a short service on Saturday, February 22, 2014 followed by a memorial gathering in Burlington.

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of George are asked to please consider a charity of choice.

POIRIER, Marcel Paul Poirier, Obituary | Print |

POIRIER, Marcel Paul -

Passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, February 17th, 2014 at the age of 49.

Marcel will be greatly missed by his children, Madeline and Evan and their mother Leslie.  He is survived by 16 siblings and his extended family in Nova Scotia.

“He touched the lives of everyone he met”

Memorial visitation in Acton on Friday, February 21st.

There will be a gathering to celebrate Marcel’s life on Saturday, February 22nd from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 197, 15 Wright Avenue, Acton.  The funeral service will be held in Pictou, Nova Scotia.

In lieu of flowers contributions to a Trust Fund for Madeline and Evan would be appreciated.

RENAUD, Lena Hélène, S.O.S. Renaud - Obituary | Print |

RENAUD, Lena Hélène, S.O.S. -    "Express Condolences"

Renaud_LenaNovember 4, 1925 - February 17, 2014

Sister Lena Renaud died peacefully at the LaSalle Manor Retirement Centre, Scarborough, ON February 17, 2014 after a lengthy illness in the 65th year of religious life with the Sisters of Service.

Born in McGregor, ON, one of the five children born to Ulric Renaud and Estelle Meloche.

Predeceased by her parents, her brother Leo (Joyce) and her two sisters Elda (Aurel) Bellmore and Cecile (Alfred) Deslisle. She is survived by her brother Roy (Loretta), Essex and many nieces and nephews.

Graduating from the Ursuline College High School in Chatham, ON in 1945, Lena entered the Sisters of Service in Toronto in January 1949. She received her Professional Teacher Training from the Department of Education, Winnipeg, MB in the early 1950s. In 1953, Lena was assigned to her first mission in Camp Morton, MB, where she taught in the district in various public schools until her retirement from the Gimli School Board in 1988. During those 35 years of teaching, she was not only teacher and educator but parish worker, social worker, friend and advisor.

In 1988, she was appointed Superior of the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Service in Toronto, ON and later the Sisters of Service Mission in Regina, SK. In 2001, she retired to the Scarborough Retirement Residence and, in her later years, was a resident at LaSalle Manor until her death. She will be remembered for her simplicity, service and love of the poor.

The Sisters of Service extend their sympathy to her family and many friends. May she rest in peace.

Relatives and friends may call at LaSalle Manor, 61 Fairfax Crescent, Scarborough, ON on Friday, February 21th.

Visitation will take place at 10 a.m., with the Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. presided by Rev. James Gauthier, SFM, in the LaSalle Manor Chapel. Interment in the Sisters of Service plot, Mount Hope Cemetery, Toronto, ON.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the ROSAR-MORRISON FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, Toronto, ON.



ROSSBAUM, Ludmilla Rossbaum - Obituary | Print |

ROSSBAUM, Ludmilla -

Passed away peacefully on Monday, February 17, 2014 at Collingwood General & Marine Hospital in her 94th year.

Beloved wife of the late Leopold Rossbaum (2012).

Loving mother to Peter (Patty Morton) of Collingwood.

Funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 21, 2014 at St. Peter’s Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church, 817 Mount Pleasant Rd. Toronto.

ROUSSY, Norman Lucien Roussy - Obituary | Print |

ROUSSY, Norman Lucien -

Roussy_NormanIt is with great sadness our family announces the passing of Norman (Norm) Roussy on February 17, 2014 at the age of 57.

Dear husband of Sandi of 23 years.

Loving father of Gennifer (Andy), and Tyler (Syd). Proud grandpa of Xander.

Loved son of Claire and the late Salomon (Sam) Roussy. Loving brother of Gilles (Helen), Maurice (Pat), Dan (Jennifer) and Andre (Karen). Brother in Law of Coleen (Keith), Darlene (Glen). Son-in-law of Betty and Albert Penn. He will be fondly remembered by his many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Norm passed away peacefully at home after a long battle with M.S. 

Norm was a retiree of the Chrysler Trim plant in Ajax. Stormin' Norman will be remembered as a practical joker who loved his Rock music – the louder the better.

A Memorial Service will be held at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Saturday February 22nd at 1 pm.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.

Memorial donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada would be appreciated.

For online condolences and donations please visit

RYANS, Dorothy Isobel (nee Gray) Ryans - Obituary | Print |

RYANS, Dorothy Isobel (nee Gray) -

Passed away peacefully, at home in Etobicoke, surrounded by her devoted family, on Monday, February 17, 2014 at the age of 92.

Beloved wife of the late Albert Richard Ryans.

Loving mother of Wendy (Ross) of Beaverton, Tom (Diane) of Etobicoke and Peter (Cheryl - Ann) also of Etobicoke. Dear sister of Jean Campbell, Bruce Gray, the late Vivian MacFarlane and the late Shirley Hector.

Cherished grandmother of Ryan (Kate), Darryl, Janis (Ryan), Jamie, Holly (Sean), Kevin and Travis. Great-grandmother to Wesley, Jaedyn, Tobias and baby Eyla Isobel. She is fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service will be held at St. Matthew's Anglican Church, 3962 Bloor St. W., Etobicoke, on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

For those who wish, donations may be made to the CNIB or The Salvation Army.


SIMPSON, Heather Simpson - Obituary | Print |

SIMPSON, Heather - 

Simpson_HeatherJune 7, 1969 - February 17, 2014

Peacefully after a long courageous battle with cancer at the Ajax-Pickering Hospital on Monday, February 17, 2014 at the age of 44 years.

Dear daughter of Jean, predeceased by her father, Ken. Loving sister of Neil. Sadly missed by her niece Kaitlyn, nephews Matthew and Colin, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Fondly remembered by her extended family, Rick & Bev, Tammy (Pete), Jenna, Kendra, Quinton, Patty (Andrew) and Hayley, her many friends and co-workers.

Heather was a long time employee with the Toronto Children's Aid Society.

Visitation will be held at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Old Kingston Rd., Ajax (905-428-8488) on Saturday, February 22 from 2:00 - 4:00 and Sunday, February 23 from 12 noon - 2:00 pm.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of the Funeral Home to follow, at 2:00 pm.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Society or the Princess Margaret Foundation.

Online condolences may be placed at


SMITH, Doreen Anne Patricia Smith Obituary | Print |

SMITH, Doreen Anne Patricia -

Sadly I announce the passing of a close family friend on February 17, 2014 in her 86th year.

Doreen was a big part of our family for 60 years; she will be missed by Mavis, the Mouatt family, the Power family, my cousins and their families and friends from various paths of her life.

Sincere thanks to the staff of A2 wing, Providence Healthcare Centre, for taking good care of Doreen for the past 5 months.

Private cremation.


TOMLINSON, Phyllis Tomlinson, Obituary | Print |

TOMLINSON, Phyllis -

Tomlinson_PhyllisWith great sadness we announce the passing of our loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother in her 88th year of Life, on Family Day, Monday, February 17, 2014.

Predeceased by her husband Roy in 1986 and her long-time friend of 18 years, David Gray. Dearly beloved Mom of son Dan (Sandra), and Bob (Teresa). Cherished grandmother of Scott (Shawna), Michael (Andrea), Kyle (Jaclyn) and Amy. Adored great-grandmother of Zackary, Aidan, Conor, Emily and the late Mackenzie.

She will be greatly missed by her many friends and extended family at Lakeshore Place Burlington.

She was very proud of being a member of the Burlington Seniors’ Centre choir as well as the Rockette Dancers.

Mom always wanted to be by the water and she finally made it there at Lakeshore Place.

Thanks to all the staff at Lakeshore Place and Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital for their care.

Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday in Burlington. Cremation has taken place. 

If desired, donations made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated.

VIEIRA, Lolita 'Lola' Vieira Obituary | Print |

VIEIRA, Lolita 'Lola' -

Peacefully at Mackenzie Health on Monday, February 17, 2014.

Lolita, beloved wife of the late Louis Albert.

Cherished mother of Frances, Ronald (Antoinette), Sandra (Keith Sheppard) and Jackie. Loving grandmother of Kent, Stuart, Dean and Kelli and great-grandmother of 7.

Private family service was held.


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