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GRYSCHUK, Mike Gryschuk - Obituary | Print |


October 1, 1925 - November 9, 2014

It is with heavy heart we sadly announce the peaceful passing of our dad, at Etobicoke General Hospital, with family by his side.

Mike was predeceased by his beloved wife Nettie and will be forever missed by his children Danny, Carl (Yvonne Pillard), Laurie (Gary Christianson), Ron (Isobella) and Michael (Karen). Sadly missed by his grandchildren Matthew, Ryan, Michael, Brandon, Dylan and the late Stephanie. He is also survived by two sisters Jean and Paula and predeceased by seven other siblings and he will be most sadly missed by his faithful companion Bear. Mike was a gentle, loving person with a very big heart and was extremely kind and generous to others.

During our childhood, dad often invited less fortunate friends and family to stay with us to regroup when they needed a warm bed or roof over their heads. He will be remembered very fondly by all family and friends.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the doctors and especially the nursing staff of EGH for their wonderful care and compassion. 

A Celebration of Mike's Life will be held in Woodbridge, on Thursday, November 13th.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.


HARRIS, Mary (nee Boychuk) Harris - Obituary | Print |

HARRIS, Mary (nee Boychuk)

Peacefully, on Sunday, November 9, 2014, in Toronto, at the age of 88.

Loving mother of Nina, sister of Nina Dantchich (Dema) and sister-in-law of Stephanie Sirota (Steve).

Predeceased by her loving husband George, brothers Serge (Nellie), Peter and sister Jennie Karas (John).

At Mary's request, there will not be a public funeral service. At a future date there will be a celebration of her life.

Mary will be remembered by her family and friends as a strong, motivated woman who never let her disability get in her way. Mary was well travelled and shared her opinions freely.

If desired, remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice.

Her motto was,
"There is always someone worse off than you are.  Forge ahead."
I'll miss you Mom.


HARRIS, Twyla Harris - Obituary | Print |

HARRIS, Twyla -

Peacefully at her home, Mono, surrounded by her family on Sunday, November 9, 2014, Twyla Bracken, in her 80th year, beloved wife of the late Jim Harris.

Loving mother of Debbie and her husband Paul Bennett, Simcoe; Randy Harris and Michele, Georgetown; Cindy and her husband Kevin Glassford, Mono; Twyla-Mae (Tommy) and her husband Brian Silk, Marmora.

Lovingly remembered by 12 grandchildren and 7 great- grandchildren and predeceased by grandson Garrett Silk. Dear sister of Allan Bracken, Caledon East and predeceased by Lorna DelMedico, Jack, Ted and Lynda Speers. Best friend of the family dog Charlie.

Funeral service will be held in Bolton, on Friday, November 14th.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre, Southlake Regional Health Centre, 596 Davis Drive, Newmarket L3Y 2P9 or the charity of your choice.


INCH, Isobel Inch - Obituary | Print |

INCH, Isobel -

Peacefully at North York General Hospital, Toronto on Sunday, November 9, 2014 in her 88th year.

Isobel Inch, beloved wife of the late William Roger Inch.

She will be sadly missed by loving children, Leanne Inch, Cari Pelow and Nicole Pirie (Jonathan). Dear grandmother of Genevieve, Jacqueline, and Jamie Pelow & Michael, Katie, and Matthew Pirie.  

She will also be missed by her former son-n-law Gary Pelow and her many friends in London, Ontario.

A private family service will be held.

KULCHYK, Robert (Bob) Kulchyk - Obituary | Print |

KULCHYK, Robert (Bob) -

After a valiant battle with cancer, it is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Bob on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the age of 60.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

We would like to thank Dr. Bernstein from Toronto Western Hospital, Dr. Perry from Sunnybrook Hospital, Dr. Besik from Credit Valley Hospital and all the amazing support teams Bob had from the CCAC and the Red Cross care workers.

Friends and family are invited to gather at St. Joseph's Ukrainian Church, 300 River Oaks Blvd. E. in Oakville on Tuesday, November 18th at 10 a.m. for visitations. The memorial service will follow at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Joseph's Ukrainian Church would be appreciated by the family.


LANNING, Noreen Charlotte Lanning - Obituary | Print |

LANNING, Noreen Charlotte -

June 28, 1930 - November 9, 2014

Passed away peacefully in her home after a short battle with cancer.

Noreen's memory will be cherished by her daughter, Robin and husband John (Bjarnason) and daughter Cindy and husband David (Scott).

A mentor and best friend to her grandchildren Skye, Toby, Jamie, Ben and Tyler and great- grandson, Bodhi.

Dearly missed by her friends, Beaches neighbors and the patients of Bjarnason Chiropractic Clinic, where she worked for more than 30 years.

A private family service will occur Saturday, November 15th.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.


LETHBRIDGE, Lionel Peter Lethbridge - Obituary | Print |

LETHBRIDGE, Lionel Peter

Lethridge_Lionel(August 1, 1926 - November 9, 2014)

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at home in the presence of his beloved wife Philomen.

Loving father of Angela (Pradeep), Brenda (Malcolm) and Esther (Priyantha).

Sadly missed by grandchildren Trevin (Nishani), Ornella, Joshua and Jonathan and great grandpa of Amayah and Alexander.

Loving brother of Ethel, Doreen, Helen, Emily, Rita, Evelyn, and Muriel. Predeceased by brothers Doric, Willie, Eric and sister Edith.

Friends may call at the MOUNT LAWN FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY, 21 Garrard Rd., Whitby, (North of Hwy 2), 905-443-3376, on Wednesday, November 12th from 5 - 9 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, November 13th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church, 1001 Ravenscroft Road, Ajax. Rite of Committal Ressurection Cemetery.


LEVER, Dorothy Vivien Lever - Obituary | Print |

LEVER, Dorothy Vivien -   "Express Condolences"

Lever_Dorothy(November 24, 1911 - November 9, 2014)

Peacefully at Hillsdale Terraces on Sunday, November 9th, 2014 in her 103rd year.

Beloved wife of the late William Lever.

Loving mother of Raymond and his wife Shirley. Loving grandmother of Gary and his wife Christine, Cheryl-Anne and her husband John Graham and Michael and his wife Beverley.

Fondly remembered by her great-grandsons Jonathan (Krystal), Christopher (Brittany), Stephen, Adam (Jen) and Jay and cherished by her great-great-grandchildren Harmony, Zachary and Shayley.

Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Tuesday, November 11th from 10:00 am until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the CHARITY of your choice would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be made at


MAGEE, Wendie Diane MaGee - Obituary | Print |

MAGEE, Wendie Diane

Magee_WendiePassed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on November 9, 2014 at the age of 71.

Beloved wife of the late James Brian Magee.

Loving mother of David James (Barbara), Stephen Arthur (Karyn) and Craig William. Cherished grandmother of Blake, Cameron, and Brian.

Predeceased by her parents Arthur & Dora Whittaker.

Wendie will be missed by her extended family and many dear friends.

A memorial service will be held at ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Sunday, November 16th at 1 p.m.  Visitation from one hour prior to service time.

Memorial donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated and may be made by visiting

MASON, Edward Stewart Mason - Obituary | Print |

MASON, Edward Stewart

1910 - 2014

Stew passed peacefully, on Sunday, November 9, 2014 after a long life well lived.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Jean Taylor. Loving father of Doug (Gayle), the late Don (Jean), Bruce, Ella Barrick and Fred (Jane). Proud grandfather of Jeffrey, Amanda, Christopher, Stephanie, Michael Barrick, the late Taylor, Katie, Shanna and Cameron Rose.

Stew was the proprietor of Mason's Hardware and president of the Bloor Businessman's Association.

He was an active member of Runnymede Presbyterian Church for 56 years.

Visitation on Friday from 10 - 11 a.m. at Runnymede Presbyterian Church.

Funeral Service at Runnymede Presbyterian Church, 680 Annette St. (near Jane) on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 11 a.m.

For those who wish, donations to Runnymede Presbyterian Church, Scouts Canada - Greater Toronto or your favourite charity would be appreciated.


McDONALD, Helen Jill (RISDON) McDonald - Obituary | Print |

McDONALD, Helen Jill (née RISDON) -   "Express Condolences"

October 27, 1920 - November 3, 2014

Helen Jill McDonald, daughter of Dr. Fulton and Sylvia Risdon, wife of George Cross McDonald and mother of Margot, died at 11:05 p.m. November 3, 2014 at 94 years of age.

She is survived by her son Geordie McDonald with his wife Michelle of Toronto; her niece and nephew Jennifer and Ian Risdon; her granddaughter Celina with her husband Robin and daughter Liberty of Cornwall, UK.

Jill loved playing tennis. Having earned a Bachelor's degree in Art History from Concordia University in Montreal, Jill worked in art rental at the AGO. Jill supported the arts and travelled extensively visiting historical and cultural sites in Western Europe.

She will be remembered for her lively and generous spirit.

Jill has specified that no service be held. She has been cremated at St. James' Crematorium in Toronto.



MOORE, Karen (Fairbrother) Moore - Obituary | Print |

MOORE, Karen (nee Fairbrother) -

Karen peacefully passed away after her brave fight with cancer on Sunday, November 9, 2014.

She will be missed by her devoted husband Terry, her loving mother Freda, her sisters Deanna, Linda and Lorraine.

Karen was ever proud of her 9 nieces and nephews and her 16 great-nieces and nephews.

Private interment has already taken place at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorial Service to take place on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at First United Church, 435 21st St. West, Owen Sound, with refreshments to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome to the Grey Bruce Hospice, Owen Sound or to the Canadian Cancer Society.


MURPHY, Columba Augustin ('Cal) Murphy - Obituary | Print |

MURPHY, Columba Augustin ('Cal) -

Passed away peacefully, on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at The Village of Humber Heights Retirement Home in his 87th year.

A devoted and loving husband to the late Lillian (MacLellan) Murphy of 56 years. Dearly loved brother of Stella McLellan, Clare Quigg and Phyllis Barr. Brother-in-law of Doris Murphy, Eleanor Murphy and Gerard Bernard. Predeceased by his sisters Bibiana Rouse, Helen Bernard, brothers Austin, Carl and Edgar Murphy. Born in Lawn, Newfoundland, son of the late Columba Murphy and Julia Edwards Murphy. He was a cherished uncle, great-uncle and friend. A very special uncle to Kelly, Colleen (John), Duane, Cherie (Tim) and their children.

He worked for many years as an insurance salesman and broker. He was a Knight of Columbus, and served his parish for many years as an usher and reader, who cherished his Catholic Faith. "Uncle Murph" will forever be remembered for his hospitality, humour, generosity and kind spirit.

A special thank you to the staff at The Village of Humber Heights for the care and kindness extended to him in his final years.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, 45 Ludstone Dr., Etobicoke at 10:30 a.m on Friday, November 14th, 2014. Interment, immediately thereafter.

For those who wish, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.


NASH, Anne Campbell (GALLAGHER) Nash - Obituary | Print |

NASH, Anne Campbell (nee GALLAGHER) -

Passed away on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the age of 88.

Predeceased by her husband, the late Harry Nash, and son, the late Jim Nash.

Much Loved mother of Peggy Nash, M.P., (Carl Kaufman).

Cherished grandmother of Nick, Colin (Jen), Andrew (Kristyna), Thomas and Shannon.

Proud great-grandmother of Carter Nash.

Predeceased by her sisters Helen and Isabelle. Anne will be fondly remembered by Penny and Jim Stanbridge, as well as other family and friends.

Anne was very active in the community, and was proudly recognized for her volunteer work by the Ontario Government. Cremation has taken place.

Memorial Service will be held in Etobicoke, on Friday, November 14th.

In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.


NERVO, Marie (Zaroukian) Nervo Obituary | Print |

NERVO, Marie (nee Zaroukian) -

Nervo_MariePassed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the Mississauga Trillium Hospital at the age 67.

Loving wife of Ilario for 46 years.

Beloved mother of Cristina (Gil), Marco (Fara) and Rita. Cherished Nonna of Mikayla and Alexia.

Marie is survived by her sisters Sonia (Joseph) and Nancy. Marie will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by her friends and family.

Arrangements out of Oakville. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Catherine of Sienna, 2340 Hurontario St., Mississauga, Ontario at a date a time to be confirmed.

OSWALD, Sharon Lynn Oswald - Obituary | Print |

OSWALD, Sharon Lynn -

December 27, 1953 - November 9, 2014

After a long and strong battle with cancer, Sharon passed away at home in Victoria, BC.

Survived by her partner Randy Nussli; parents Bill and Audrey and brothers Randy and Greg (predeceased) Oswald.

She will be dearly missed by her many friends and relatives both in Ontario and in British Columbia. 

Service of Remembrance will be held in Scarborough on Saturday, November 22nd.  Interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, in memory of Sharon donations may be made to the Victoria Humane Society or FLED (Find Lost & Escaped Dogs) .


PARSONS, June Ivy Parsons - Obituary | Print |


Parsons_JunePeacefully, in her sleep, at Glen Hill Strathaven in Bowmanville, on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the age of 83.

Beloved wife of Anthony for 63 years.

Loving mother of David and John Parsons and mother-in-law of Cindy Parsons and Irit Felsen.

Cherished Nana to Nicholas, Brit and Romy.

Daughter of the late Ivy and Walter Brown.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Donations made in memory of June to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558).

Online condolences may be made at


PATERSON, James Pringle Paterson - Obituary | Print |

PATERSON, James Pringle -

Passed away peacefully at Peel Manor Long Term Care Centre in Brampton, Ontario on November 9, 2014.

His warmth and humour will be missed by a family who loved and respected him deeply: Ian and Kim Paterson of Alton, Edward Paterson of Toronto and Will and Susan Paterson of Brampton; the Paterson grandchildren Amanda, Sean, Samantha, Andrew, Edward Jr., Jane and Claire; survived by brothers-in-law Patrick Crowley, Edward Long and John Long; predeceased by Donna Paterson (nee Long) (2007), his wife of 53 years, his parents William Leslie Paterson, Alice Maud Paterson (nee Pringle), step-father Bob Gilbert, brothers-in-law Dave Goudie and Bill Long, sisters-in-law Mary Crowley, June Long and Lianne Long. James (Jim) was born in Strathroy on November 29, 1929 and grew up in Bowmanville.

He was educated at Huron College at the University of Western Ontario before spending several years in business working for Downham Nurseries and later as the owner/operator of a mill in Phillipsville, Ontario. He then entered the teaching profession where he spent many years and developed many lasting friendships working for the Peel District School Board. He was a very active golfer, hiker, bridge player and member of the Brampton Probus Club.

With a keen interest in genealogy, he reached out to many Patersons and Pringles around the globe and made lasting connections with relatives in New Zealand and South Africa. Dad, Grandpa or Uncle Jim was known for his dry, quick wit, his unwavering generosity and kindness.

Many thanks to the professional staff at Peel Manor for the care and personal attention they gave Dad. 

A Celebration of Life service will be held in Brampton on Wednesday, November 12th.


PENN, Sheila Geddes (nee Wilkie) Penn - Obituary | Print |

PENN, Sheila Geddes (nee Wilkie) -

Born in Dundee, Scotland.

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 9, 2014.

Beloved wife of the late Charley Penn.

Loving mother of Katy (Mike Redvers). Proud Grams of Mark, David (Kerri) and Krista (Daniel Gregoire). Great- Grams to Lauren, Brennan, Jordyn and Charlie. Cremation has taken place.

If you wish to make a donation in mum's memory, please send to The SickKids Foundation.


PIGNATARO, Giuseppe Pignataro - Obituary | Print |

PIGNATARO, Giuseppe -

1923 - 2014

Passed away peacefully November 9, 2014 surrounded by his family in his 91st year.

He will be sadly missed by his wife of 67 years Carmela (nee Vercillo).

Daughters Connie (Mike) Sonsogno, Anna (late Pasquale) Di Biase, Amelia (Valentino) Pento, Rita (Tony) Bruno, his son Salvatore Pignataro (Franca).

Grandchildren Sandra (Jan) Spagnuolo, Susanne (Omer) Ozdemir, Michael Sonsogno (Marianna), Teresa (Tony) Rotondaro, Frank Di Biase (Sonia), Dante Di Biase (Sylvia), Nick Pento (Elena), Michael Pento, Danielle Pento, Melissa Bruno, Adrian Bruno, Joseph Pignataro (Meghan), Stephan Pignataro, Anthony Pignataro. Bis Nonno Joe will be missed by his 11 great-grandchildren, his sister Elia Ruffolo (Domenico), sister-in-law Ida Seminara and his many nieces and nephews and their families.

Funeral Mass will be held at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 4070 Central Parkway East, Mississauga, Ontario, Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.

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


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