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RUSSELL, James Douglas Russell - Obituary | Print |

RUSSELL, James Douglas -    "Express Condolences"

Russell_JamesOctober 30, 1934 - January 11, 2015

Passed away suddenly at the age of 80, after a brief illness on January 11, 2015 in Oshawa.

Loving husband of Jewel.

Beloved father of Douglas, Susanne and Dianne.

Proud grandfather of Ryan, Adam and McKenzie.

Jim will be missed by many friends and relatives.

Friends and relatives are invited to the GIFFEN-MACK DANFORTH FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 2570 Danforth Ave., Toronto (at Main St. subway), 416-698-3121, on Friday, January 16, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with service in the GIFFEN-MACK CHAPEL at 12:00 p.m.

Online Condolences may be made at:



SHANTZ, Murray Bertram Shantz Obituary | Print |

SHANTZ, Murray Bertram -        "Express Condolences"


Quietly passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015 in St. Catharines at the age of 93, after a short illness at Linhaven Long Term Care Home.

He was predeceased by his wife Mary (nee Hawke, 2011) and his brother Arthur.

He is survived by his sons, David (Maureen), St. Catharines, and Peter (Diane), Surrey, BC, and his daughter Barbara, Vancouver, BC, as well as his grandchildren, Derek (Madeline), Christy (Brian Gallant) and Mark (Brianna), two great grandchildren, Elaina and Foster, and sister-in-law, Jean Shantz.

The last few years have been a time to treasure as Murray and Mary resided at Anchor Pointe Retirement Home in St. Catharines where many experiences and moments were enjoyed by all of the family.

After graduating from St. Catharines Collegiate Institute Murray attended Sir George Williams University in Montreal where he received his BA. In 1943, Murray joined the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry where he served as a Captain in Europe during the war for two years. He always regarded himself as one of the fortunate ones to return. Arriving back in Canada, he and Mary were married and celebrated the next 65 years together.

Murray joined the YMCA in 1945 where work became a way of life for him for 27 years – strongly believing in the 'Y' motto of Spirit, Mind and Body. He went on to direct Staff Development at the National Council of YMCAs where he provided mentorship, leadership training, and placement recommendations for many YMCA staff across the country. After the 'Y', he worked at Public Works Canada in Toronto, heading up Human Resources there for 10 more years before he retired.

Murray and Mary enjoyed their years living in Don Mills and Walden Pond of Markham. They also spent many winters at Outdoor Resorts in Melbourne, Florida and treasured the deep friendships they made wherever they went. Murray loved tennis, which he played until he was 86, the trips with Mary in their Airstream trailer, and their many travels throughout the world. Together, they certainly had a full life of many experiences, and left their imprint with family, friends and the community.

Special thanks to the many caring physicians and nursing staff at St. Catharines General Hospital and to the dedicated staff on Secord Unit at Linhaven who supported Murray through his final days.

A celebration of life will take place Saturday, February 7th at the   HULSE & ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 75 Church Street, St. Catharines (905-684-6346) at 2 p.m. Family will be there to accept friends from 1 – 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the YMCA of Niagara or the Alzheimer Society Niagara Foundation would be appreciated.

On-line tributes may be made at


STYKA, Janina Styka - Obituary | Print |

STYKA, Janina -

Formerly a very active member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish.

Passed away suddenly at the Markham Stouffville Hospital, on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the age of 88.

Predeceased by her husband Walter.

Dearly loved mother of Maria and husband Paul and Hania.

Beloved babci of Matthew and Nicole.

Dear aunt of Krysia and husband Peter and their children Justyna and David.

Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 4260 Cawthra Rd., Mississauga at 9 a.m.


VARDY, Joanne Vardy Obituary | Print |

VARDY, Joanne -

Vardy_JoanneUnexpectedly at her residence on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the age of 81.

Beloved wife of Ed Vardy. Loving mother of Wayne Vardy (Nancy) and Brenda Spiece (Mike).

Cherished grandmother of Sarah (Chris), Scott (Aubrey), Carla (Mike), Matt, Billy (Lauren) and great-grandmother of Harrison.

Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Mary Oddie and brother Gerald Oddie.

Joanne was a lifetime member of Roseland Bowl “Flying Jets.” She will be fondly remembered for her love of cards, traveling and time spent in Florida and at the trailer.

Memorial service in Burlington on Wednesday, January 14th. Cremation to follow.

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Joanne are asked to please consider the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation.

WATSON, James R. Watson - Obituary | Print |

WATSON, James R. -

James R. Watson of Mississauga, joined his beloved wife Floss, the love of his life, in heaven on January 11, 2015.

He is survived by his children Brad and Cathy, his grandchildren Jennifer (Mike), Lisa (Joe), Melissa (John) and Morgen and his great-grandchildren Russell, Emmett, Charlotte, Aiden, Jake and Jessica. Passing peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, he leaves those whose lives he touched with happy and loving memories of times spent together.

Among the many things he will be remembered for, his dedication to helping those in need of his time and his caring spirit will be at the forefront.

We will miss you Jim, more than any words can ever express.

A memorial service will be held on April 18th at 2 p.m. at Erindale United Church located at 1444 Dundas Crescent in Mississauga.

Monetary donations in memory of Jim can be made to a place near and dear to his heart, The Deacon's Cupboard, 1745 Dundas Street West, Mississauga, Ontario.


WERT, David Wert - Obituary | Print |

WERT, David -

Passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully on January 11, 2015 at Uxbridge Cottage Hospital at the age of 65.

Beloved husband and best friend to Elva Wert.

Dearest father to Max Wert. Beloved brother to Sandra (Dan) Watson, Dale A Wert (predeceased), Christine, and Glenne (Joan) Wert. David will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Service will be held by family in Uxbridge, on Friday January 16th. For more information please call Elva at 647-333-2987.

In memory of David, please consider a donation to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital.

WHITEWAY, David George Whiteway - Obituary | Print |

WHITEWAY, David George -

Passed away peacefully at the age of 77 on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Lakeridge Health Hospital in Oshawa, Ontario.

David was born in St. John's, Newfoundland and spent several years in Toronto until moving to Victoria, British Columbia in the early 70s, where he enjoyed life to the fullest with his wife Lynda, who passed away in 2009.

"Uncle Dave" and his witty personality will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends in Toronto and Victoria, British Columbia.

Always joking around, he was very well liked by everyone.

Thank you to all the staff at Hillsdale Estates nursing home for caring for David for the past three years.

David did not wish to have a funeral or memorial service.

Instead, a celebration of his life will take place in May at the JBI Pub in Victoria.

WILSON, Sheila (Oliver) Wilson - Obituary | Print |

WILSON, Sheila (nee Oliver) -

September 11, 1936 – January 11, 2015

Born in Peebles, Scotland, died peacefully on January 11, 2015, after an illness that she fought bravely without complaint for many years. 

Beloved wife of Robert Wilson, devoted mother of Heather, Malcolm (deceased), Kirsty, Bonnie and Rob, cherished grandmother of Christopher, Sandy, Graham, Jenna, Sarah, Malcolm, Ryan, Ewan, Brenna and Isla.  Sheila will be remembered by her family and friends for her kindness, intelligence and sense of humour and will be dearly missed. 

Special thanks to Dr. John Granton, nurse Mary and the pulmonary hypertension team at the Toronto General Hospital. 

Friends will be received at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME (28 Old Kingston Road, Pickering Village, Ontario 905-428-8488) on Saturday January 17, 2015, from 10- 11 a.m.

Memorial Service to follow at 11 a.m. in the chapel with reception to follow. 

If desired, donations can be made to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada.

Online condolences may be placed at


ZAJAC, Josephine Zajac Obituary | Print |

ZAJAC, Josephine -

Zajac_JosephinePassed away peacefully at the age of 90 at the Burlington Brant Centre LTC facility on Sunday, January 11, 2015.

Josephine was the beloved wife of the late Walter Zajac (1992).

She was the loving mother of Stasia and her late husband Tyrone Green (2008), as well as Richard and his wife Jeannie. Josephine was the loved Babcia of Karen and Andrea.

A special thank you to the staff, nurses and Doctors at the Burlington Brant Centre for their exemplary care.

Funeral service in St. Catharines on Thursday, January 15th.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family. Please donate online or phone 1-800-616-8816.

WOOD, Wilbert (Wilft, Wib) Wood - Obituary | Print |

WOOD, Wilbert (Wilft, Wib) -

October 2, 1924 - January 11, 2015

Wilf, Wib, Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Father-in-Law, FriendHowever you knew him, you knew a man of quiet dignity and many passions.

His family, time in Florida, travel, a good meal and Thoroughbred Racing among a few.

In his unique way, Wib touched so many, so deeply, with his genuine joy for life and all that came his way.

All of us whose lives he touched, whether family, friend or acquaintance, now have an emptiness, a void that we fill with our own memories of a true gentleman.

In accordance with his wishes, all services have taken place.


ATWAL, Jagjit Atwal - Obituary | Print |

ATWAL, Jagjit -

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of Jagjit in his 86th year on January 10, 2015.

Jagjit leaves behind his beloved wife Tejwant, children Sandeep (Linda), Manoj (Harbir) and Juhi Kaunds (John) and nephew Sukhjit (Mandeep) and grandchildren Tania, Ambika, Pia, Samay, Amol and Udai.

Funeral service will be held in Brampton, on Monday, January 12, 2015 from 12:00 to 2:30 p.m., followed by a prayer service at the Dixie Gurudwara, 7080 Dixie Road, Mississauga, ON.

Donations in lieu of flowers should be made toward India Rainbow Community Services of Peel.


BOLAND, Charles Malcolm Boland - Obituary | Print |

BOLAND, Charles Malcolm -

1927 - 2015

It is with profound sadness that we announce his passing on Saturday, January 10, 2015.

He will be greatly missed, loved and always remembered by his loving wife Sybil Boland (nee Mathias) of 58 years, his four children Sandra (Gignac), Anthony, Alyson (Van Beinum) and Michael and his nine grandchildren.

Memorial Service will be held in Thornhill, on Monday, January 19th.  Interment to follow.

The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, a donation should be made to "QCAA Toronto" towards a bursary for a deserving student.

Cheques for donations should be be mailed to: Queen's College Alumni Association of Guyana P.O. Box 312, West Hill, Ontario.


BRADBURY, Raymond 'Sonny' Walter Bradbury - Obituary | Print |

BRADBURY, Raymond 'Sonny' Walter -

Peacefully, with his family by his side on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the age of 64. 

Beloved husband of Pamela for 27 years.  Loving father of Evelyn Bradbury (Robert Hoinkes), Helen Edna Bradbury (fiancé Shawn Mohammed), Jennifer Marcantonio (Reno) and Sarah Brys (Martin). 

Cherished Papa of Cheryl, John, Danielle, Christina, Ella and Jaicey.  Dear brother of Carol, Bev, Shirley, Joyce, Maria, Helen Marie, Adrian and the late Joseph and Pat. Sonny will be lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews.  

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 2473 Thornlodge Dr., Mississauga, on Friday, January 16th at 10 a.m.

If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.


BROWNE, Margaret 'Peggy' (McBride) Browne - Obituary | Print |

BROWNE, Margaret 'Peggy' (nee McBride)

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the age of 96.

Beloved wife of the late Thomas.

Dear mother of Michael, John, Robert (Diane) and Mary Anne. Proud grandmother of Thomas (Rene), Stephen, Marlene (Michael), Carina (Jeremy) and Christopher. Cherished great-grandmother of Brandon.

The family is thankful to Armi Mancenido for her kindness and devoted care, as well as to the staff at Sunnybrook Hospital Veterans Wing.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Clement Roman Catholic Church, 409 Markland Dr., on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to L'Arche Toronto would be appreciated by the family.


CALWELL, Florence Edith (FLO, PIPPY) Calwell - Obituary | Print |

CALWELL, Florence Edith (FLO, PIPPY) -

Peacefully passed away with her loving family at her side at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie, on Saturday, January 10, 2015.

Flo (nee Campbell) of Toronto and formerly of Bradford at 87 years of age.

Beloved Mom of Bonnie Calwell (Peter Lubig), Janet Calwell (Kevin Hanrahan), Susan Lawson and Bob Calwell (Monika Grau). Proud Gramma of Jesse (Jamie), Stephanie, Stephen; April, Charles (Jacqueline), Michael, Leila; Courtney, Drew; and Jordan. Cherished "GG" of Samara, Graydon, Hunter, Scout and Abagail.

Dear sister of the late Jean (late Claude) Courville, late Lorne (late Margaret Ann), Earl (Prim), late Maggie Norton, late Betty Shipley, June (late Wally) Reynolds, late Gord (Carol), Tom (Ann), late George and late Velma.

Special thanks to Dr. J. Trapman and Virginia, staff at RVH and her extended family at 93 Lavinia Avenue for their love, friendship and compassionate care for Flo.

A Celebration of Flo's Life will be held at Windermere United Church, 356 Windermere Ave., Toronto, on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 2 p.m.

In Flo's memory, donations may be made to Windermere United Church.


CHAMBERS, Peter Dennis Chambers Obituary | Print |

CHAMBERS, Peter Dennis -

Peacefully at the Burloak Long Term Care Centre, Burlington, on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the age of 75.

Beloved husband of the late Valerie (1996). Loving father to Denise Brewer, Darren, (Jean), Darryl (Kerri) and Derek. Proud grandfather to Ryan, A.J., Ian, Tyana, Noah, Nicholas and Erin.

Peter will be dearly missed by sister, Andree Coughlan and brother, Alex.

Cremation has taken place. Private family interment to take place at a later date. Arrangements out of Burlington.

If desired, those who wish to make a donation in Peter’s memory can be made to their charity of choice.

DOUGLAS, Alma Leah Isobel (Farquharson) Douglas - Obituary | Print |

DOUGLAS, Alma Leah Isobel (nee Farquharson) -

Departed to her Lord and Saviour on Saturday, January 10, 2015 while a resident of Bethany Lodge, Markham, Ontario.

Born in Orillia, April 2, 1920 and raised in Gormley, Ontario. Dear wife of James Douglas, then Andrew Douglas, both who predeceased her. Beloved and devoted mother to April Beattie (William) of Sarnia, Drew Douglas (Marilyn) of Thornbury and Cynthia Salum (Hans) of Mississauga. Adoring grandmother of Jessica Haroutunian (David) of Vineland, Aimee Salum of Mississauga and Ashley Tykoliz (Steve) of Grimsby. Blissful great-grandmother of Ethan, Matthew, Joshua and Hailey Grace Haroutunian; Jiles and Jaden Salum; and Emma James Tykoliz. Loving sister to Roberta Groves of Richmond Hill. Predeceased by sisters Beryl Lenaghan of Toronto and Donalda Papazian of Toronto; brothers Maurice Farquharson of Vaughn and Arden Farquharson of Kalamazoo, Michigan.

A Registered Nurse in obstetrics at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital (Grimsby) for many happy years; at various times a member of Kensington Gospel Hall (Hamilton), Fruitland Bible Chapel (Fruitland) and Shoreacres Bible Chapel (Burlington) where she developed lifelong friendships with many.

A supportive, loving mother, a great friend and faithful servant of her Lord. She lived a long, fulfilled life and truly will be missed by many.

There will be a memorial service at Shoreacres Bible Chapel, Burlington, at 11 o'clock on Friday, January 16, 2015, followed by a private family burial in Grimsby.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Jewels for Jesus would be greatly appreciated by the family.


EXTON, Charles 'Bud' Exton - Obituary | Print |

EXTON, Charles 'Bud' -

Exton_BudPassed away peacefully at The Bridge Hospice, Warkworth on Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at the age of 81 years.

Loving husband of Marilyn Exton. Cherished father of Charles "Skip" Exton and Laurie Field & her husband Chris.

Sadly missed by his grandsons Andrew Exton and James Field.

Survived by his sister Jean Borland. Predeceased by his parents Charles "Chuck" & Ruth Exton.

Bud is a retired firefighter after 33 years of service with Etobicoke Fire Dept., and President Emeritus of the Etobicoke Professional Firefighters Association.

At Bud's request, cremation has taken place and there will be no memorial service.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to The Bridge Hospice would be appreciated by the family.

FERRAROTTI, Gemma Ferrarotti Obituary | Print |


Ferrarotti_GemmaPassed away on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the age of 96.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Colombo.

Loving mother of Debbie (Dave Boudreau) and Mary Ann (Rick Danelon). Cherished Nonna of Daniel, Catherine, Amanda, Matthew and Rebecca.

Gemma will be missed by extended family and friends.

Funeral Mass will be held at Mary Mother of God Parish, 2745 Northridge Trail, Oakville on Wednesday, January 14th at 1:00 p.m.  Entombment to follow.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

GOULD, Thomas Garfield 'Garry' Gould - Obituary | Print |

GOULD, Thomas Garfield 'Garry', MC, CD -

At the Montreal Neurological Institute January 10, 2015 in his 93rd year.

Born in Montreal, Québec, June 4, 1922, son of Ora Gertrude Porter and William Pierce Gould.

He grew up in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and lived in Dorval, Québec. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Gwendolyn Mae Williams and the family includes Russell, Matthew, Ellen (Stewart), Havard (Helena), Derek (Christine), as well as four grandchildren Gwendolyn, Nell, Margaret and Derren (Kimberley).

He was retired from Wajax Industries Limited and as Honorary Colonel of the Sherbrooke Hussars Regiment, the successor regiment to the Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment with which he served in WWII.

The family is grateful to Dr. Jeffrey Wiseman and all the staff of the Royal Victoria Hospital and extended health care system for the many years of care that extended his life. Further thanks go to Amine Makhlouf for his dedicated assistance and home care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation at

Online condolences to

A private service will be held in Pointe-Claire, Québec, followed by interment at the National Field of Honour Cemetery in Pointe-Claire, Québec.


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