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McERLAIN, Lawrence 'Mac' McErlain - Obituary | Print |

McERLAIN, Lawrence 'Mac'

Passed peacefully at Credit Valley Hospital on November 20, 2014, surrounded by family, at the age of 85.

Beloved husband of Florence (nee Agostinone) for the past 61 years.

Loving father to Danny (Katie) and Donna (Tom) Smith. Much-loved grandfather to Paul (Christina), Duncan and Cameron. Dear brother of Jim, Trea, Brenda and Bernadette. Predeceased by his siblings Hugh, Shawn, Malachy, Margaret and Sheila. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews, extended family and many friends.

Funeral Mass will be held at the Church of the Merciful Redeemer Parish, 2775 Erin Centre Blvd., on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 10 a.m.

If desired, donations may be made in Mac's memory to the Credit Valley Hospital Foundation.


MILLAR, Dr. David Cowper Smith Millar, (MD) - Obituary | Print |

MILLAR, Dr. David Cowper Smith (MD) -   "Express Condolences"

Millar_Dr_David(October 31, 1926 - November 20, 2014)

Known for his sense of humour, larger than life personality and love for children. David was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. He attended medical school at Queen's University, Belfast, training in General Practice and Obstetrics.

He worked for a period of time as a physician for the Canadian Air Force in post-war Germany before settling in Dover, England. He immigrated to Brampton in 1968 where he spent a long and happy career as a family physician. His office was filled with photos of the many babies he delivered and included a drawer full of magic tricks to entertain his young patients.

He loved his family, flying his Cessna at the Brampton Flying Club, travelling, his dog Maggie and all things British.

He is sadly missed by his wife of 59 years Winifred, children Simon (Susan), Barbara (Bruce), Patrick (Grace), grandchildren Annie, Andrew, Christina, Michael, Stephanie, Sarah, Jennifer and David of whom he was most proud.

Many thanks to the wonderful, caring staff at Brampton Civic Hospital.

There will be a gathering to occur at ANDREWS COMMUNITY FUNERAL CENTRE (8190 Dixie Rd., Brampton, ON, 905-456-8190) from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 29th.  Memorial Service to follow in the chapel at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dr. Millar's name may be made to a charity of your choice.

Please leave a message of condolence for Dr. Millar's family at



MILLSON, Olive Mary Ellen (Brown) Millson - Obituary | Print |

MILLSON, Olive Mary Ellen (nee Brown) -

Millson_OlivePast Noble Grand of the Heather Rebekahs, Past District Deputy President of the Oshawa #8 East, Officer for the Rebekah Assembly of Ontario and Valedictorian of Orono High School.

Peacefully at her residence in Orono with her family by her side on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the age of 93 years.

Olive, beloved wife of Ed Millson for 68 years. Loved mother of Catherine and Ellen & her husband Ric Trafford. Loving grandmother of Sarah (Randy) and Patrick.

Olive will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews.

Friends may pay their respects at the MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 4 Division St., Bowmanville on Sunday, November 23rd from 2 – 5 p.m.

Funeral Service from Orono United Church on Monday, November 24th at 2 p.m. Interment at Orono Cemetery.

Donations in Olive’s memory to Orono United Church or the Orono Rebekah Lodge would be gratefully appreciated.

MOORCROFT, Ronald (Ron) Moorcroft - Obituary | Print |

MOORCROFT, Ronald (Ron) -

Suddenly and peacefully, surrounded by his family at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, on Thursday, November 20, 2014, Ron Moorcroft, Palgrave, in his 82nd year, beloved husband of Val.

Loving father of Yvette and her husband Rino Zanin, Gail and her husband Rob Fraser.

 Adored grandfather of Rebecca, Nicole, Julie and Michelle. Will be lovingly remembered by those he knew.

Service will be held in Bolton on Wednesday, November 26th.  Followed by cremation.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario.


OLIVER, Robert Harold Oliver - Obituary | Print |

OLIVER, Robert Harold -

Oliver_Robert(June 30, 1934 – November 20, 2014)

Passed away suddenly on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the age of 80.

Beloved husband of 59 years to Audrey (nee Wood) and loving father to Theresa (Robert), Catherine (Gary) & Christopher (Laura).

He was adored by his grandchildren Ronald, Tyler, Steven, Ashley, Aleks & Victoria and his 3 great-grandchildren Lexia, Ethan and Sienna. Also survived by his large family – brothers James (Margaret), Fred (Ann), Norman and sister Margaret and the many, many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.

Robert was a kind soul with a radiant smile who now joins his beloved parents Harold & Blanche, as well as his brother Larry in God’s arms.

Family & friends will be received at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME – 28 Old Kingston Rd. Ajax, (905 428-8488) on Monday, November 24th between 3 - 5pm & 7 - 9pm.

Memorial service will take place at the same location on Tuesday, November 25th at 11:00am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Online condolences may be placed at


PAILLE, René Paillé Obituary | Print |

PAILLE, René -

Paille_RenePassed away suddenly at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto on November 20th, 2014, René Paillé of Welland in his 65th year.

Cherished father of  Céline (John Weltz) Paillé, Jacqueline (Rick) Caron and Serge (Rosanne Demers) Paillé.  He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Danyel, Émily, Hailey Caron, Keira Weltz, Lucien, Sébastien Paillé. 

Dear brother of Monique (Philippe) Labrèche, Denise (Gérard) Demers, Marcel (Lise), Soeur Lucille Paillé (soeurs N-D Auxiliatrice), Raymond (Suzanne), Diane (Bertrand) Lambert, Lionel (Wanita), Jean-Marie (Claudette), Thérèse (Richard) Raymond, Jocelyne (Lorne) Sidey, Luc (Andrea), Marie (Raymond) Perreault, Alain, Julie (Dave) Stortz, Pierre (Denise). 

He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Lucien and Collette (Nadeau), sister Johanne and brother Serge.

As requested by René, cremation has taken place.  Funeral service will be held in Welland on Thursday, November 27th.  A private interment at a later date.

POWER, Bernard (Bernie) Power - Obituary | Print |

POWER, Bernard (Bernie) -

Power_Bernard(January 9, 1929 - November 20, 2014)

(Longtime Royal Canadian Legion Branch #322 Member)

Peacefully at Scarborough Centenary Hospital on Thursday, November 20, 2014 in his 86th year.

Loving husband of Mamie. Devoted father of Eve (Murray), Raymond (Dale), and Brendan (Ginette). Cherished Grandpa of Brian, Sean, Jeff, Greg, Amanda, and Ryan.

Bernie will be remembered by Tom and Joan and family, his family in Ireland and England and his many friends and family in Canada. 

The family would like to thank the Tony Stacey Veteran Centre for the staff's loving care.

Visitation will be held at McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax, 905-428-8488 on Tuesday, November 25th from 6 – 9 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Bernadette's Roman Catholic Church, 21 Bayly Street East, Ajax, on Wednesday, November 26th at 10:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.

Donations to the Grandview Children’s Centre or a CHARITY of choice would be appreciated by the family.

Online condolences may be placed at


RAM, Dr. Saroj Daulat Ram (Anand) Obituary | Print |

RAM, Dr. Saroj Daulat Ram (Anand), M.D. -

Ram_Saroj_AnandAge 84, of Georgetown, Ontario passed away peacefully at home early in the morning of November 20, 2014 with her loving daughters and husband by her side.

She was an accomplished physician, poet, artist and an incredible role model for her children and grandchildren. Born in Jandiala Guru, India on May 6, 1930, she lived there as a child before moving to East Africa. She attended medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland.

After receiving her medical degree, she married Dr. S.V. Anand in London, England. She practiced anaesthesia at the University Hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria before the family immigrated to Nova Scotia in 1965. While practicing medicine there, she founded the Asian Women's Association. After moving to Ontario in 1985, she completed a residency in psychiatry at Queen's University.

She loved gardening, reading, writing and discussing poetry, and spent hours analyzing political and historical issues. She was ever so generous with her time, welcoming everyone into her home. For decades, she battled cancer bravely.

She is survived by Dr. Anand, her husband of 55 years, and three daughters, Gita Anand, Anita Anand (John Knowlton) and Sonia Anand (Myles Sergeant) as well as grandchildren: Anand, Sonia, Monica and Kashia, Anjali, Anand and Sachin, and sister Dr. Prathiba Goberdhan, London, England, as well as a large extended family and many close friends.

Memorial visitation will be held in Georgetown, Ontario on November 21st. At Saroj's request, the funeral service will be private.

If you wish to make a donation in her memory, please consider Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills (

Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi.

RICKETTS, Lauretta Irene Ricketts - Obituary | Print |

RICKETTS, Lauretta Irene -    "Express Condolences"

Ricketts_LaurettaJune 12, 1926 - November 18, 2014

Peacefully on November 18, 2014.

Predeceased by her beloved husband, Felix Ricketts. Loving mother to Shirley Coffey.

Much- loved grandmother to Laura Coffey and Debbra Mercer.

Proud great- grandmother to Sean, Jason and Justin.

Friends may visit at the ROSAR-MORRISON FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 467 Sherbourne Street (South of Wellesley St.), Toronto, Ontario, on Monday, November 24th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by a funeral service in the Coach House Chapel at 1 p.m.

Burial to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.




RUSSELL, Priscilla (nee Robertson) Russell - Obituary | Print |

RUSSELL, Priscilla (nee Robertson) -

Peacefully, with her family by her side, on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at her residence at the age of 69.

Beloved wife of John.

Loving mother of Karyn and her husband Andrew Herbert. Cherished grandmother of Cameron and Kyle.

Priscilla will be fondly remembered by her siblings Jean, Wilma, Hugh, Edward (deceased), extended family and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 100 Bainbridge Ave., Woodbridge, on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 11 a.m.

Donations in Priscilla's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.


SACHEDINA, Aamer Sachedina - Obituary | Print |


It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Aamer on November 20, 2014.

He is sadly missed by his wife Jennifer, sons Hayden and Julian, parents Afroz and Leslie, sisters Andy and Seehaam and other members of the extended family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SOS Children's Villages Canada and CAMH.

Funeral service will be held in Richmond Hill, on Tuesday, November 25th.


SEGRIFF-GILLILAND, Deborah Segriff-Gilliland - Obituary | Print |


Passed away peacefully on November 20, 2014 at the Princess Margaret Hospital.

Will be missed by her loving daughter Amanda Larson (Erik), Carly Jackman (Jonathan) and Marlo Biasutti (Steven). Grandmother "Gigi" to Jordan Gilliland, Abigail Larson, and Emma Jackman. Sister to Sharon Bowering (Michael) and brother Bruce Segriff (Wendy).

Deborah was a strong member of the Beaches community on a personal and professional level. She had over 30 years of banking experience with Scotiabank, TD Canada Trust and HSBC. 

Memorial Service will be held in Toronto on Wednesday, November 26th.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital - Palliative Care Unit.


SUTHERLAND, Ross Alexander Sutherland - Obituary | Print |

SUTHERLAND, Ross Alexander -

Suddenly at Lakeridge Health in Bowmanville on Thursday, November 20th, 2014.

Ross, in his 90th year.

Beloved husband of Joyce (formerly Boyle) and the late Bertha (née Fudger).

Loving father of Ross of Cherry Valley, Tom of Kitchener, the late Cory and step-father of Theresa Barber of Oakville and Suzie Boyle of Oshawa. Dear grandfather of Quinn, Sean and Tyler and step-grandfather of Cameron, Patrick and Reese. Lovingly remembered by daughter-in-law Linda Sutherland.

Brother of Don and wife Mary and the late Arlene, Cecil, Wilfred and Peter.

Relatives and friends may call at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the service time at 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment in Oshawa Union Cemetery.

 In lieu of flowers, donations to Prostate Cancer Canada would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be made at


THOMSON, Blair Alex Thomson - Obituary | Print |

THOMSON, Blair Alex -

April 17, 1929 - November 20, 2014

Passed away peacefully after a lengthy but dignified battle with Lewy Body Disease.

Blair leaves behind the love of his life, his wife of 60 years, Margot (Duff); his loving sons Duff (Anita) of Jacksonville, FL and Jay (Deborah) of Wakefield, QC; dearest grandfather to Gavin and Sean; beloved brother of Betty (the late Frank) Luce of Mont Royal, QC and the late Neil (Alice) Thomson of Brantford, ON.

Dearest uncle of Moira (David) Rolph of Mont Royal, Carol Luce of Ottawa, Scott (Rose) Thomson of Brantford and Kim (Terry) Biggs of London, ON. He will be greatly missed by all his family, his dear friends and former colleagues.

Blair grew up in Keene, ON, completing high school in Peterborough before leaving home to attend university at McGill and then the University of Western Ontario, where he was a star running back for the Mustangs football team coached by the legendary John Metras. He tried teaching, at Ottawa Technical High School, before choosing to study law at Osgoode Hall. He was a member of the Ontario Bar for over 40 years and a partner at the Toronto firm of Rogers, Smith, Dick & Thomson. Blair was an avid skier and a frustrated golfer, enjoyed coaching and watching baseball and football, playing tennis, and loved vacationing with family. He was a long-standing and proud member of the YMCA and the Bunker Boys Club.

The family would like to thank the staff at West Park Health Centre, where Blair spent the last three years, and extend special thanks to Jim Haighway for his constant care and kindness, and to Dr. Mah, Sonia, Vigi, Marian, Yasheka, Emmanuel and Nathalie.

Service will be held in Etobicoke, on Wednesday, November 26th.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or to a charity of choice would be appreciated.


TRAYNOR, Paul Robert Traynor - Obituary | Print |

TRAYNOR, Paul Robert -

September 25, 1922 - November 20, 2014

Paul passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Providence Healthcare in Toronto.

He was predeceased by his wife Rheta and is survived by his three children Patricia (Rein) Saar, Theresa Traynor, Greg Traynor; grandchildren Elizabeth Saar and Dr. Julia Saar; and numerous nieces and nephews. Paul was born in Toronto, the youngest of a family of seven brothers and sisters. He was employed for over forty years with the Toronto Terminals Railway. Although Paul and Rheta raised their family in the Toronto area, Wingham became a second home for the family during the 25 years they maintained a recreational farm.

Summers and weekends were filled with cross-country skiing, gardening, picnics at Lake Huron, horseback riding, golf, flying lessons, country suppers. These years were the basis of fond memories for family and friends. He was very involved in the development of an extensive tree farm on the property. Paul was fortunate enough to enjoy good health for most of his retirement years. Many activities occupied his time: bridge, golf games, cycling, home repair projects, travel including numerous trips to Calgary to visit his grandchildren. He was able to golf right up until a few months before he died.

The family would like to express their thanks to the staff at the Palliative Unit at Providence Healthcare in Toronto for the outstanding care they provided for Paul during his final days.

There is no funeral at this time, a Celebration of Life will be planned at a later date.

If desired, contributions may be made to the Palliative Unit, Providence Healthcare in Paul's name.


TSURUDA, Emiko (Amy) Tsuruda - Obituary | Print |

TSURUDA, Emiko (Amy) -

Passed away peacefully on November 20, 2014 at the age of 87.

Beloved wife of Susumu (Bob) Tsuruda for 63 years.

Will be forever loved and remembered by sons Keith (Lillian), Brent, Martin (Maria), Trace (Rachel) and grandchildren Zachary, Melany, Aaron, Lauren, Jade, Caroline, Ethan, Mathew, Jack and Ben. Dear sister of Tak.

Predeceased by sisters Misue and Harumi and brothers Isami, Masami (Bill) and Sakae (Soc).

Will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and their families and all the special friends from Queensdale Avenue.

Special thanks to the staff in the Meadowvale wing at Extendicare Rouge Valley.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 13th at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Court, Toronto, from 1-3 p.m.

If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.


WHALEN, Louis Joseph Whalen - Obituary | Print |

WHALEN, Louis Joseph -

Peacefully on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry at age 85.

Louis Whalen of Seagrave, beloved husband of Alice Whalen (nee Sutton). Loved father of Glen Whalen and his wife Antoinette of Seagrave, Carol-Ann Whalen-Currie and her husband Rob of Kitchener, and Daniel Whalen and his wife Colleen of Ajax. Loving grandfather of 7 and great-grandfather of 3.

Dear brother of Martina (deceased) and her husband Moody Burt of Okanagan, BC, Anne Best (deceased), Nellie and her husband Leo Wall (deceased) of Seagrave, Mildred and her husband John Monahan of Brantford and Dorothy Sheridan (deceased).

Mass of Christian Burial will be held in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Highway 7A, Port Perry, on Saturday, November 22nd at 2 p.m. with Father Marco Testa officiating.  Private interment.

If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Port Perry Hospital Foundation.

WILCOX, Ross William Wilcox - Obituary | Print |

WILCOX, Ross William –    "Express Condolences"

Wilcox_Ross(December 3, 1946 - November 20, 2014)

(Retiree of General Motors, Oshawa)

Peacefully at his home in Courtice, Ontario on Thursday, November 20, 2014, in his 68th year.

Beloved son to the late Florence (nee Crawford) and William Wilcox.

Loved father of Erin Rowe. Cherished Poppa to Sadie and Logan.

Dear brother of Jesse Wilcox (Margaret). Fondly remembered by many Nieces, Nephews and Friends.      

Resting at the COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 Highway 2, Courtice (905-432-8484) where visitors will be received on Tuesday, November 25th from 2 -4 and 7 - 9 p.m.

Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 26th at 11 a.m.

Donations to the CHARITY of your choice would be appreciated.

To place an on-line condolence or expression of sympathy please visit


WILSON, Donald E. 'Don' - Obituary | Print |

WILSON, Donald E. 'Don' –

Wilson_DonaldPeacefully on Thursday November 20, 2014 at 12:30 am in his sleep at Lakeridge Health Oshawa in his 81st year.

Don, beloved husband of the late Nina Wilson (nee Oke).

Much loved father of Rick Wilson (Tara Haryett). Proud Papa of Patrick Wilson. Uncle of Larry Smith.

Brother of the late Evelyn Smith. Son of the late Lloyd and Esther Wilson.

Long-time member of the Oshawa Navel Veterans Association, Canadian Corps and the Bobcaygeon Legion.

Family and friends may call at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King St. East, Oshawa (905-433-4711)   on Wednesday November 26th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm.

Funeral service in the chapel of the funeral home on Thursday November 27th at 11am. Cremation.

Donations to the Terry Fox Foundation would be greatly appreciated by Don’s family.

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ARMSTRONG, Ruby Jean (MacLeod) Armstrong Obituary | Print |

ARMSTRONG, Ruby Jean (nee MacLeod) -

Armstrong_RubyPeacefully at Allendale in Milton on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the age of 93.

Beloved wife of Ivan for 66 years.

Loving mother of Charlene Foxcroft, Ken (Pam) and Gwen (Stirling) Buckley. Proud grandmother of Laura (Neil), Dan (Jen), Becky (Andy), Leigh (Josh), Caroline (Charles) and Stirling Jr. Great grandmother to Lily, Jacob, David, Owen, Holly, Serena and Ashley.

Dear sister of Mervyn (Edna) MacLeod and Lottie Woods. Predeceased by siblings Gerald, Mary, Henry, Ivan, Ethel and Arthur. Ruby will also be lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held in Milton on Saturday. Interment.

If desired, memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, Milton would be appreciated.

The family extends its gratitude to the caring staff and volunteers at Allendale.

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