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SOREN, Albert Soren - Obituary | Print |

SOREN, Albert -

Sailor, poet, artist and friend passed away on Valentine's Day, Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Baycrest Health Sciences Centre in his 98th year.

Beloved husband of Millie Soren.

Devoted and much admired father, grandfather and great-grandfather of Barb Leinwand (Joe), Richard Soren (Annette, Maya, Jasper), Jessica (Avi, Rachel, Amy), Dan (Caren, Jeremy, Ezra) and Adam (Julie).

Albert lived a full life and will be missed very much, by all who knew and loved him for his kindness and love of life. Albert's final wishes were to be cremated.

The family would like to thank Elmgrove West, Apotex 2 at Baycrest for the excellent care and compassion Albert received there.

If desired, donations to Baycrest, 416-785-2875 would be greatly appreciated.


STAITE, Vicky (Vasiliki) Staite - Obituary | Print |

STAITE, Vicky (Vasiliki) -

On February 14, 2015, peacefully and surrounded by her loving family, in the quaint and sweet cottage hospital of Uxbridge, ON, Vicky Staite (Queen Bee) came to rest.

She will be greatly missed and forever loved by her husband John, son Jonathan and daughter Marian.

Cherished daughter of Kiriakos Toumanidis and dear sister of Tina Andonoff.

Predeceased by her mother Fani Tomanidis.

Service and burial to be held in Richmond Hill, on Tuesday, February 17th.


STRAHL, Edith Strahl - Obituary | Print |

STRAHL, Edith -

Strahl_EdithPeacefully at Community Nursing Home, Port Perry on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015, at the age of 89.

Loving wife of the late Ulrich Strahl.

She will be sadly missed by her son Norbert (Ann) Strahl of Port Perry; daughter Karen (Guenther) Geiselhart of Neu Otting, Germany; her grandchildren Tyler, Amber (Scott), Christian, Meike, Arthur, Charlotte, Samantha and Calvin; her great-grandchildren Dax, Ozzie, Ivy and Frankie; her brother Guenther Burghardt of Oshawa, and by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends will be received at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Friday, February 20th, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the Memorial Service in the funeral home chapel at 3:00 p.m.

Donations made in memory of Edith to a favourite CHARITY would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be made at


TAIT, Elsie Marjory (Thake) Tait - Obituary | Print |

TAIT, Elsie Marjory (nee Thake) -

1920 - 2015

Peacefully passed away at Campbell House Hospice in Collingwood February 14, 2015.

Elsie, predeceased by parents Oliver and Kate; loving husband Jack; daughter Lynne; sisters Olive, Audrey and Vera.

Dear mother to John and David; sister to Evie; mother-in-law to Peter and Grace.

Grandmother to Peter, Jennifer, Stephen and Lauren; great- grandmother to Samantha, Kaitlyn, Matthew, Lucy and Jordan.

Will be missed by many nieces and nephews.

As per mom's wishes, there will be no funeral. Interment in the spring.

TOSTE, Esmeralda 'Esma' Toste Obituary | Print |

TOSTE, Esmeralda 'Esma' -

Passed peacefully at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on February 14, 2015 after a long battle with an illness.

Esma was born May 16 1936 in the Azores. She is survived by her loving husband Frank Toste. Brother Lugi and sister Gabriella.

Daughters Christine Merrithew, Esma Flint, Irene Davidson, Lucie Andlauer, Judy Toste and Susie Nicols. Grandchildren Amanda and Jonathon Merrithew, Ryan and Sean Flint, Jason, Jessica and Justin Davidson, Mathew, Michael and Alexie Andlauer, Ethan Branco, Brandon and Kylie Nicols, Emiie Brodeur and Owen Knott. Great Grandchildren Ryan, Isacc, Kylie Lynn, Lenin, Isla, Emmerson, Connor, Taylor, Emma and Drew.

Esma was a very proud mother surrounded by such a large family.
She was a true lover of sports, especially hockey. She enjoyed cheering on her grandchildren over the years.

Funeral service in Oakville on Thursday, February 19th.

WALKER, David (Dave) Alexander Walker - Obituary | Print |

WALKER, David (Dave) Alexander -

It is with great and profound sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of their beloved husband, brother, father, step-father, grandfather and uncle on Saturday, February 14, 2015, several days after a stroke while travelling on vacation and after regaining consciousness.

Born in Toronto on Saturday, November 9, 1935, Dave was the eldest son of his parents Alexander and Violet.

He is survived by his loving wife Shirley Dunn, by his daughters Shawn and Karen (David Burgan) and their children, his step-children DR, Steve and Laura Dunn and her son Jacob, by his younger brother Keith (Judy Walker) and by the many members of his extended family. He was predeceased by his parents and older sister Beverley (Clarence Crux).

Dave grew up in the Kingsway, attending Lambton-Kingsway Public School and Etobicoke Collegiate Institute. His business life was dominated by his devotion to his graphics arts business, while his leisure time was dominated by his devotion to golf, at which he excelled as a team member and as an individual by capturing several amateur titles. Dave was a member of several golf clubs, but his longest tenure was with Scarboro Golf & Country Club, where he was captain for several years.

He is remembered by his many business, golf and other personal friends and acquaintances, especially his business partner of 34 years Dave Willard, long-term friend Glen Waugh and most recently David McIntyre.

Private arrangements have been completed. An "In Memoriam" service in celebration of his life will be announced and held in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations to McDermott House or Children's Wish in his memory would be appreciated.

WARREN, Robert Bell 'Sam' Warren Obituary | Print |

WARREN, Robert Bell 'Sam' -

Warren_SamIt is with sadness the family announces the passing of Robert (Sam) at Joseph Brant Hospital on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the age of 92.

Survived by his loving children Spencer (the late Sandi) Warren, Melissa Warren, Morgan (Suzanne) Warren all of Burlington. Survived by siblings Betty and Florence, predeceased by siblings Eleanor, Beverly, Jim, Don, Mary and Anne. Sam will be dearly missed by extended family and friends.

Sam was a builder by trade. Sailing, gardening and building stunning, one of a kind projects for friends and family were his passions.

Memorial visitation in Burlington on Friday, February 20th. Interment and a celebration of Sam’s life will be held in the spring when the gardens start to grow, the way Sam would enjoy.

If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to Joseph Brant Hospital Building Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Dad, you gave us the best life any kids could have asked for.

WESTAWAY, Stephanie Diane (Pemberton) Westaway Obituary | Print |

WESTAWAY, Stephanie Diane (née Pemberton) -

Westaway_Stephanie(November 25, 1945 – February 14, 2015)

Passed away peacefully on February 14, 2015, at the Jurvinski Hospital at the age of 69.

Stephanie was the loving and devoted wife of Derek, dear mother of Paul and his wife Kim and the proud “Nana” of Chelsea, Jack and their dog Hank.

She is survived by her mother Gwen and predeceased by her father Bill Pemberton.

Stephanie will be missed by her brother Steven and his wife Sandra Pemberton as well as her extended family and many friends.

Memorial visitation in Acton on Wednesday, February 18th. There will be a private family service followed by interment.

 Remembrances to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

WHEATLEY, Thelma Helen Wheatley - Obituary | Print |

WHEATLEY, Thelma Helen -

Wheatley_ThelmaOctober 3, 1922 - February 14, 2015

Peacefully at the Toronto East General Hospital on Valentine's Day at the age of 92.

Loving sister of Marjorie and the late Joe, Mazie and Bob.

Predeceased by her parents Joseph Wheatley and Marjory Drury Wheatley.

Loving aunt to numerous nephews and nieces.

Service will be held in Toronto, on Saturday, February 21st.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Cosburn United Church, 1108 Greenwood Avenue, Toronto.

WHITEMAN, Jean (Liles) Whiteman Obituary | Print |

WHITEMAN, Jean (nee Liles) -

On Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.

Jean Liles, beloved wife of the late Charles Edward Whiteman.

Dear mother of Stephen and his wife Debbie and the late Robert. Loved grandmother of Heather and Sarah (Andre) and great-grandmother of Dreshawn and Tianah. Sister of the late Gilbert Liles (Glenna).

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 28th at Walton Memorial United Church, 2489 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Walton Memorial United Church or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

WILSON, Doris (Teodozja) Jennifer Wilson - Obituary | Print |

WILSON, Doris (Teodozja) Jennifer -

May 29, 1930 – February 14, 2015

Beloved wife of the late John. M. Wilson and mother passed away peacefully in her home with family by her side.

Doris will be sadly missed by family, relatives and friends. In keeping with Doris’ wishes, cremation has taken place.

There will be no service, as requested by Doris, but a private ceremony will take place at a later date.

The family would like to give special thanks to the Grey Bruce Oncology Program, all the Doctors, nurses, PSW’s, CCAC and staff for their role in prolonging her life, exceptional care and comfort with her hard fight against cancer.


WILSON, Mildred Wilson - Obituary | Print |

WILSON, Mildred -

Peacefully passed away at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Saturday, February 14, 2015.

Mildred has gone to join her beloved husband John of 64 years.

Their love was so strong, that it was only too fitting that they reunite on Valentine's Day. Loving mother to Wayne (Anne), daughter-in-law Gerri and Bryan (Margaret). Predeceased by her son Bob.

Mildred will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and many family and friends.

Service will be held in Toronto, on Thursday February 19th.

Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or CNIB.


WREN, The Honourable Edward (Ted) F. Wren - Obituary | Print |

WREN, The Honourable Edward (Ted) F. -

Retired Judge, Ontario Superior Court of Justice Peacefully, on Saturday evening, February 14, 2015.

His race run, Ted left us just in time to join his beloved Janie for a Valentine's Day dance.

He will be remembered with love for the example which, by his life, he gave his children Paul, Michael (Cheryl), Peter (Linda), John (Jackie) and Jane Drake (David) and his grandchildren, upon whom he doted, each in turn: Andrea, Beth, Sean, Katie, Sydney, Alan, Olivia, Gwen, Brigid, Aidan, Alex, Jamie, Clara and Julian. Ted is survived by his brother John (Mary).

Predeceased by some few weeks by his bride, Janie Pratt and by his son Patrick (Sally-Ann), his brothers Stan and Hank and his sister, Barbara. Ted's abiding faith and strong moral compass and his love of the law informed his life.

He loved the bench but took his role as a profound responsibility, always most conscious of the impact of his decisions on the lives of those who appeared before him. His justice was always tempered by compassion for his fellow man and his recognition of the quality of mercy. His humility was his defining strength. Everyone with whom he came in contact, from his brother and sister judges, counsel, defendants, clerks to janitorial staff were accorded the same respect and courtesy.

Ted's children would like to express their profound thanks to Tony Tolentino, dad's caregiver, companion and audience during much of the last year and a half of his life, for his many kindnesses and unfailing good humour.

A Mass in celebration of Ted's life will be held at St. Bonaventure Church, 1300 Leslie Street, Toronto on Friday, February 20th at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Covenant House ( or to The Toronto Public Library Foundation (

"For where is the man of that gentleness, lowliness and affability? And... a man of marvelous mirth and pastimes, and sometime of as sad gravity.

A man for all seasons." Robert Whittington (describing his friend, Sir Thomas More).


BROWN, Ernest (Ernie) W. Brown - Obituary | Print |

BROWN, Ernest (Ernie) W. -

(1939 - 2015)

Passed away in his sleep in Zephyrhills, Florida on February 14, 2015.

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, he is predeceased by his parents Elva G. Cloud and Horace L. Brown.

He is also predeceased by his sister Jennie G. Foreman and his aunt Fannie V. Edwards, his partner of many years Berford McLean (1986).

Survived by Terry L. Smith, nieces Kathleen F. (Thomas) Hutcherson and Myrna Foreman and nephew Walter V. Foreman, Jr. Ernie arrived in Toronto in 1964 and taught English and Drama in several secondary schools until his retirement in 1992.

He was a graduate of Grambling State University and the University of Western Ontario.

A memorial will take place Saturday, April 18th at 2 p.m.


AIHOSHI, Barney Murashi Aihoshi - Obituary | Print |

AIHOSHI, Barney Murashi -

January 7, 1922 - February 13, 2015

Memorial Service for Barney will be held at Mountain View Memorial Gardens, 17 Avenue SE at Garden Road, 1515 100 Street SE, Calgary, AB, on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in Barney's honor may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 202-5913 50 Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 4C4 or to the Red Deer and District SPCA, 4505 77 Street, Red Deer, AB.


ANDERSEN, A. Heine Andersen - Obituary | Print |

ANDERSEN, A. Heine -

1926 - 2015

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dearest husband, brother-in-law and uncle Heine Andersen at the Brant Centre, Burlington, ON, on February 13, 2015, in his 89th year.

He is survived by his wife Sandra (Giles) and many nieces and nephews both in Canada and Denmark. Also survived by sister-in-law Margaret (Peggy) (Murray Steele), Burlington and brother-in-law Peter (Mary) Giles, Lake Echo, NS.

Predeceased by his parents Jane and Andreas Andersen and sisters Christa (Karl Wulf-Jensen) and Marna (Ove Vedel), Denmark. Mr. Andersen's body has been donated to McMaster University for scientific study.

A celebration of his life will be held at Donway Baptist Church, 235 The Donway East, Don Mills, ON, at 11 a.m., February 21, 2015, with the Rev. Darrell Maguire officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Donway Baptist Church or a charity of your choice.


ANDERSON, Angela Anderson Obituary | Print |

ANDERSON, Angela -

Passed away peacefully, with family by her side on Friday, February 13th, 2015, at Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Toronto, in her 56th year.

Beloved wife of Jay for 30 years. Cherished mother to Paul and Aaron.

Predeceased by parents Vaso and Maria Trifunovic. Angela is survived by her brothers Phillip, George, Milos, Peter Trifunovic and their families. Sister-in law to Kim Walford (Doug). She will be missed by many aunts, uncles, and cousins worldwide.

Angela enjoyed travelling with her family throughout her life, creating many cherished and lasting memories for them.

Arrangements out of Stoney Creek. A Funeral Service will take place at St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Cathedral (149 Nash Road S., Hamilton) on Wednesday, February 18th at 11 a.m., with The Very Reverend Father Djuro Samac officiating. Interment in Burlington.

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

BLAKE, Thelma Beatrice Blake - Obituary | Print |

BLAKE, Thelma Beatrice -

July 3, 1923 - February 13, 2015

It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Thelma.

Predeceased by her Husband Stan (2000), loving and devoted Mom to son Craig (2007), loving Sister to Christine Sommacal (2009). Deeply missed by her loving Daughter Francine, adored by her Grandchildren Adam, Kelly and Shannon Sullivan. Loving Auntie to Linda-Lee Harris, Julia, Jennifer, Ron and Mark. Dear sister-in-law to Jack Blake.

Thelma was raised on Willow Avenue in Toronto, and then resided in East York on Monarch Park Avenue for 53 years in the house that she and Stan built before moving to Pickering in 2003 where she enjoyed condo life.

She cottaged in Minden (Drag River) for 81 years and considered the cottage "home".

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will commence July 4, 2015 at the cottage.

Memorial Donations to the SPCA or to the Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation (HHHSF) would be appreciated by the family.


BROWN, David Francis William Brown - Obituary | Print |

BROWN, David Francis William -

Brown_DavidRetired Elementary School Teacher in the NWT.


After a brief illness, passed away at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Friday, February 13, 2015 in his 68th year.

Dear son of Eleanor and the late Walter Brown.

Loving brother of Dan (Louise Kell), Richard and Robin (Brian Cullen).  Much loved uncle of Chris (Jodi), Trevor (Barb), Geoff and Heather.

Special Thank you to the Doctors and all the staff at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on the 2nd Floor CCU for their care and compassion.

Visitation will be held at THE NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. N., Bowmanville on Sunday, February 15th from 4 -  5 pm.

A Funeral Service will follow in the Chapel at 5 pm.

Memorial Donations may be made to Durham Humane Society or Memorial Hospital Foundation – Bowmanville.

CHESTER, Richard John Chester - Obituary | Print |

CHESTER, Richard John -

August 1, 1928 - February 13, 2015

Richard (Dick) John Chester passed away at home on Friday, February 13, 2015.

He is lovingly remembered by his daughters Diane Chester (Sandy Sweet) and Toni Neff, grandchildren Emily (Andrew Torr) and Oskar Neff, his brother Robert (Marjory) and family, niece Laurie Cooke and her family and nephew Sandy Cooke (Fiona) and his family.

He is predeceased by his wife, Olive Edna Richardson, who passed away in 2012, his sister Alice and their parents. He spoke often, especially recently, of his love and respect for his wife Olive who he met through the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation.

They were married more than 60 years and together shared a passion for life, family and social justice. Richard was born in Victoria, BC to Mary Forrester and Richard Chester.

After diagnosis with a brain tumour on October 1, 2014, Richard was cared for as a palliative patient in his home. He was an exceedingly private person who dealt with his illness with dignity and grace.

The family is grateful for the caring support of: Bev, Helena, Jackie, Janice, Heather, Rebecca, Jeanette, Dania, from Saint Elizabeth; the CCAC and the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, Occupational Therapist Rosalinda, Physiotherapist Kalina, nurses Anna, Simcha and Tatiana; Dr. Jessica Roy and the Toronto Western Hospital Family Medical Clinic; Dr. Mason and Dr. Maurice and staff at the Pencer Brain Tumour Centre at Princess Margaret Hospital; Jane and Eva for twice weekly shiatsus; kind and patient Medigas delivery persons who truly are the foot soldiers of homecare; Rayburn Ho and the pharmacy staff at Shoppers Drug Mart at Queen Street West and Ryerson; friends, neighbours, work colleagues and family for every possible type of support. Cremation will take place at a private ceremony.

Please join us for a celebration of Richard's life on Saturday, February 28th from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Park Hyatt Toronto (Avenue Road and Bloor), 18th floor, Roof Salon.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favourite charity.


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