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JUOZAPAVICIUS, Erna (Irene Joseph) Juozabavicius - Obituary | Print |

JUOZAPAVICIUS, Erna (Irene Joseph) -

Passed away peacefully after a sudden illness on October 8, 2014 at the age of 88.

Beloved wife of the late Vladas Juozapavicius. Cherished mother of Irene and her husband Otto, Ruth and her husband Kurt.

Loving grandmother of Michael and his wife Kira, Lisa, Christopher and Katrina. Loving great-grandmother of Tasha and Tyler.

Memorial service will be held in Mississauga on Wednesday, October 15th.

Donations in Erna's memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Labdara Nursing Home.

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KLIMKE, Franziska Klimke - Obituary | Print |

KLIMKE, Franziska -

Passed away peacefully at home in her 79th year.

She will be missed by many family members and friends but especially by her daughter Carol Franke and son Reinhold Klimke.

She was the BEST mother anyone could ever have asked for.

"Rest in Peace Sweet Mother".  

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place in Thornhill on Saturday, October 11th.

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KOPPEL, Barbara Elizabeth (Lowe) - Obituary | Print |

KOPPEL, Barbara Elizabeth (nee Lowe) -

Passed away peacefully on October 8, 2014 in her 94th year.

Beloved and loving wife of the late Leopold.

Dear mother of John (Suzanne) and the late Peter and his wife Ann. Proud and doting grandmother of Robert (Kerrie), the late Christopher and Jennifer (Christopher) and great-grandmother of Emily, Noah, Nathan and Julia. She will be greatly missed by her many friends and caregivers.

The family wishes to thank the caring staff of Hillcrest Village Care Centre in Midland, Ontario.

Cremation has already taken place and Christian Burial services for immediate family members will follow in Toronto on Friday, October 17th.

If desired, memorial donations to SickKids Hospital in Toronto, Parkinson Society Canada and the Alzheimer Society of Ontario would be appreciated.

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KOZLOV, Louis Kozlov - Obituary | Print |

KOZLOV, Louis -

Passed away peacefully on October 8, 2014.

Beloved husband of the late Lillian. Loving and devoted father of Allan.

He will be sadly missed and remembered by all his family and many friends.

Funeral service will be held in Thornhill, on Sunday, October 12th.  Interment to follow.

Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

TorontoObituaries.com

 

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LAING, Erma Marguerite 'Sadie' Laing Obituary | Print |

LAING, Erma Marguerite 'Sadie' -

Laing_Erma_Marguerite_SadiePassed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, after a brief illness.

Beloved wife of the late Robert (Bob) Laing.

Loving and caring mother of Richard, Lorie and her husband Paul Vander Doelen, and the late Bruce. Very proud grandma of Michelle and Meagan Vander Doelen.

Predeceased by her brother Arthur (Bud) Hawkins. She will be sadly missed by her friends and relatives.

Special thanks to the caring staff at Wyndham Manor, especially Tanya, Sunday and Sally.

Funeral service will be held in Oakville on Sunday, October 12th.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Oakville Humane Society.

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LAMBERT, Colin Stuart Lambert - Obituary | Print |

LAMBERT, Colin Stuart

Peacefully at Shepherd Lodge, Toronto on October 8, 2014 in his 87th year.

Beloved husband of the late Gladys Lambert.

Father of Patricia, James and Lorna.

Step-father of David (Maria), Richard, Jonathan (Ginny) Kroll and Kathryn McConnachie. Brother of Euan and Lesley.

Cremation has taken place.

Burial will be held on October 14th in a Private Ceremony.

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Le BAR, Kathleen (Kay) (Booth) Le Bar - Obituary | Print |

Le BAR, Kathleen (Kay) (nee Booth) -

Peacefully at Ina Grafton Gage Home on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at age 86.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Murdock (Mike), her parents Oliver and Syrena, sister Margaret Simpson, brothers Wyman, Oliver, Howard, Bob and Gordon. Greatly missed by her daughter Kelly Harris (Mike), her son Bruce, sisters Marion Dobson and Helen, grandchildren Jeffrey, Andrew, Luke and Jason.

We all love you more than words can ever express.

The family would like to thank the staff at Ina Grafton for their compassionate care. 

Service will be held in Scarborough on Thursday, October 23rd.

Private burial will take place on a date to be determined.

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

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LENAUSKAS, Algirdas (Al) Lenauskas - Obituary | Print |

LENAUSKAS, Algirdas (Al) -

Peacefully in his sleep with family at age 84 on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Trillium Mississauga Hospital.

Loving husband of Oksana for 65 years.

Devoted father of Raymond (Denise) and Diana (Bill).

Predeceased by beloved granddaughter Keri. Proud great- grandfather of Alexys, Xander and Boe. Dear brother of Edvardas (Elfriede). Predeceased by father Edvardas, mother Antanina and brother Vytas (Lydia). Cherished former father- in-law of Carmen (Mark). Born in Lithuania, immigrated to Canada 1953, founded family business Exclusive Fabrics 1969. Happiest times were enjoyed with family, friends, boats and fish at GHL cottage.

Al's larger-than-life personality brought laughter and happiness into the lives of family, friends and business friends alike.

Everyone fortunate to have known him will surely miss him.

Funeral service will be held in Mississauga on Wednesday, October 15th. Cremation. Flowers welcome.

TorontoObituaries.com

 

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MATTHEWS, Flora Jean Cameron (nee GILCHRIST) Matthews - Obituary | Print |

MATTHEWS, Flora Jean Cameron (nee GILCHRIST) -

1928 - 2014

Jean Matthews - devoted wife, mother, daughter and sister; Olympic figure skating judge; teacher; arbiter of style and design; and cheerful good friend - died suddenly at her home in Tottenham, Ontario on October 8, 2014.

Jean was born in Toronto to James and Jean Gordon Gilchrist, the youngest sister of Christina, Gordon, Donald and Morag. She was educated at Brown School, Harbord Collegiate, University of Toronto (Trinity College) and Queen's University. She spent two years in Paris studying at L'Institut d'Etudes Politiques, where she developed her love for fine food, good conversation and all that the world had to offer. She reluctantly returned to Toronto in 1953 and began work at a stockbroker's office with a view to earning her way back to Europe. She was diverted, however, by John Matthews, a dashing Australian doctoral student, who whisked her off to the snows of Winnipeg. It was there that Jean started her family and became the loving and nurturing mother she continued to be for the rest of her life. The family moved to Kingston in 1962 where Jean rekindled her love of figure skating. She became an accomplished judge who was known for her skill, fairness and integrity.

She approached each competition with a mix of excitement and apprehension, whether it was a Pre-Novice B club event, or the "Battle of the Brians" at the 1988 Olympics.

In recognition of her accomplishments, Jean was invited to judge numerous International, Worlds and Olympic events and, in 2004, was inducted into the Kingston Sports Hall of Fame. In addition to her judging, Jean found time to obtain her B.Ed., embark on a teaching career and take care of her family. She loved a good party and knew how to host one, as generations of Queen's students and faculty can attest. John's death in 1996 was a difficult blow, as was her son Peter's in 2005.

Jean lost her best friend and sister Morag in 2012 but her overriding optimism and good nature saw her through, as she very much enjoyed her last years living in her ancestral home in Tottenham. Jean leaves behind her children Rosalie and Christopher (Liz); her daughter-in-law Sharon; brother Donald (Christiane); seven grandchildren, Ann (Nathan) and Jane, Cameron and Miles, Emily, Katie and Jack; two great-grandchildren, Aiden and Madeleine; and nieces and nephew, Nancy Ann, Donald (Jeanne) and Jean Gilchrist.

The family thanks Edna Mundiguing for her care and support over the past year.

A celebration of Jean's life will be held on Wednesday, October 15th at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity College Chapel, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Avenue.

Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Class of 5T0 Bursary at Trinity College are appreciated.

TorontoObituaries.com

 

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McCONNELL, Rupert Ross 'Bert' McConnell Obituary | Print |

McCONNELL, Rupert Ross 'Bert' -

McConnell_Bert(1916 - 2014) - Bert passed away peacefully with family at his side on October 8th, 2014 in his 99th year.

He was the loving husband of late Grace Isabel Burt for 60 years, and the devoted father of son Clifford Ross and his wife Nora, and daughter Heather Mae and husband Mike Boyle. He was the proud and cherished Poppa of Chelsey Lynn Cartwright.

Bert was the beloved son of the late Pearl Mae Curl and Charles Ross MacConnell.

The Funeral Service will be held in Georgetown on Saturday, October 11th, conducted by the Rev. Peter Barrow. Interment in the family plot will follow and a celebration of his life will follow at the Georgetown Legion, Branch #120 at 1:00 p.m.

Remembrances in Bert's memory to the Epilepsy Ontario foundation are gratefully appreciated by the family.

In World War II, Bert became the acting Captain and Lieutenant of the Platoon for the Anti Tank 6th Pounders in the Royal Regiment of Canada. He served in combat and was wounded on August 6th, 1944 in Normandy, France. He was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star and the King's Medals for his service.

He returned from service and became an entrepreneurial salesperson with the Retail Merchants' Association and travelled extensively in Canada selling various consumer and home renovation products, and worked for King City Paving during the final years of his career.

Bert was an avid golfer and fan in later years, an accomplished cook and took pride in his cars, his appearance and he loved his family dearly. Above all, Bert had a fabulous sense of humour and brought laughter, comfort and kindness to everyone he met. He will be sadly missed by his family and all who he touched with his amazing spirit and kind generosity.

HaltonObituaries.com

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McFARLANE, Lillian McFarlane Obituary | Print |

McFARLANE, Lillian -

(April 16, 1918 - October 8, 2014) - In her 96th year at the Village of Tansley Woods, Burlington.

Survived by her loving children Linda, Donald (Kathleen), and Bruce (Barb). Also survived by grandchildren Jamie (Nikki), Glenn (Eileen), Jennifer (Ron Shafir), Michelle, Scott of Sydney Australia (Bianca) and David (Sarah Tucker), as well as 13 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by her parents John Edward and Lucy (Allen) Johnson, husband William Melvin McFarlane, siblings Ted Johnson of Jacksonville, Florida, Audrey Ward Of Owen Sound, Olive Ward of Hamilton and Sault Ste. Marie, and great-grandson Benjamin Shafir.

Loyal and long-time friend of Iris Dolson, Margaret Bousefield and Donna Gravis.

Former employee of Bell Canada and Wardair. Enthusiastic traveller, euchre player, Toronto Maple Leafs fan, holder of family picnics, baker of chocolate chip cookies. Longtime volunteer at Burlington Seniors’ Centre.

Many thanks to Dr. Amanda Jerome and the staff on Bronte floor of the Village of Tansley Woods for their devoted care.

Cremation has taken place.  Memorial visitation will be held in Burlington on Tuesday evening, October 21st.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital.

HaltonObituaries.com

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McLEAN, Lillian Emery McLean Obituary | Print |

McLEAN, Lillian Emery -

McLean_Lillian_EmeryPeacefully passed on October 8, 2014 at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington.

Predeceased by her husband William Emery and husband James McLean and siblings Stewart Rankin, Alice Klodt, Marjorie Aitkin and Lorna Comeau.

Dear mother of Brenda McMaster (James) and Janice Quinn (John). Step-mother of Rob McLean(Dale) and Janice Rowe (deceased). Cherished grandmother of Geoffrey McMaster, Steven McMaster (Lily), Andrea Phillips (Gord), Tara Chisholm (Adam) and Meghan Racine (Luc). Adored great-grandmother of Carter, Keegan, Davan and Riley.

Lillian will be sadly missed by sisters Ann Robbins (late Keith), Phyllis Hunter (late Kenneth) and brother Bruce Rankin (Debbie) and by her many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Lillian completed undergraduate courses in Agriculture, Home Economics and received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Religion. Teaching was her life-long career in both elementary and secondary schools in Wentworth and Burlington. She had the distinction of being one of the first women allowed to teach after marriage.

Lillian also spent many hours alongside her husband Bill on the farm and in the family market, “Emery’s” on Plains Road in Aldershot. East Plains United Church was another important part of Lillian’s life, where she participated in and led many student and adult groups. The first Christmas Arts and Crafts show at East Plains was initiated under her leadership and continues to this day.

Retirement provided her with the opportunity to travel, play golf, and participate in Bridge games. As well, she helped establish the Retired Women Teachers of Burlington Association. One of her favourite activities however, was spending time with her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to express special thanks to Dr. G. Swanson, Dr. A. Meneses as well as Natalia Narvaez and the nursing staff at Joseph Brant Hospital (5 South) for their compassion and dedicated care for Lillian.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at East Plains United Church, 375 Plains Road East Burlington, on Wednesday, October 15th at 11 am. Cremation has taken place.

If desired, donations may be made to the East Plains United Church Memorial Fund or the charity of your choice.

HaltonObituaries.com

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MENDICINO, Ettore Mendicino - Obituary | Print |

MENDICINO, Ettore -

Retired longtime self employed Carpenter and Cabinet Maker

Peacefully at home with his family by his side on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at the age of 71.

Beloved husband of Antoinette. Loving father of Olivia (John), Adrienne and the late Rosalie.

Cherished nonno of Rosalie and Caja. Ettore will be greatly missed by his many nieces, nephews, family and friends. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at All Saints Catholic Church, 1415 Royal York Rd., Etobicoke on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. Entombment to follow at Glendale Memorial Gardens.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation would be appreciated.

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NORRIS, Violet Agnes (Cavotti) Norris - Obituary | Print |

NORRIS, Violet Agnes (nee Cavotti)

Passed away peacefully at Humber River Hospital on October 8, 2014 at the age of 95.

Vi was beloved wife of John Norris, loving mother to Karen Field (Ted), cherished grandmother to Tony (Karin), Michael and Nicholas and dearest great-grandmother to Vanessa, Quentin and Clarice.

Survived by siblings Dante Cavotti and Mafalda Prete.

Vi had a distinguished career as Corporate Secretary and was also President of St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary.

Our deepest appreciation for the loving support given by Vi's care workers throughout her last year. 

Service will be held in Etobicoke on October 15th. Private interment.

TorontoObituaries.com

 

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OLMSTEAD, Doris Olmstead - Obituary | Print |

OLMSTEAD, Doris -   "Express Condolences"

Olmstead_Doris(October 26, 1957 - October 8, 2014)

Peacefully after a long battle with cancer on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Toronto East General Hospital.

Doris, loving wife of Peter.

Dear sister of Neil and Darcy. Doris will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.

After a 30-year career as a hairdresser, Doris will also be sadly missed by her many clients and dear colleagues.

Friends may call at TRULL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 1111 Danforth Avenue (east of Donlands), Toronto 416-465-4661, on Saturday from 2 - 3 p.m., followed by a funeral service the Chapel at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society or your local animal shelter would be appreciated.

A celebration of Doris' life will also be held in November.

"Doris was as graceful in death as she was in life."

TRULL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE

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PEGUTTER, Brigitte ‘Gitti' (nee Radatus) Pegutter - Obituary | Print |

PEGUTTER, Brigitte ‘Gitti' (nee Radatus) -

Pegutter_BrigittePassed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Village of Taunton Mills on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at the age of 77.

Dearly loved wife of Ernst Pegutter for 58 years. Much loved Mom of Ernest and his wife Kim of Tyrone, Bernard and his wife Debbie of Pontypool and Linda Middleton and her husband Bob of Brooklin.

Much loved Oma of Kyle (Julie), Brock (Lindsey), Kelly (Craig), Matthew (Katrina), Michael (Liz) Jordan, Rachel (Chris), Kristin.

Predeceased by her sister Ursula Goldring. Survived by her brother-in-law Tom of Havelock. Brigitte will be fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Gudrun Kirchbacher of Austria.

Visitation at BARNES MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 5295 Thickson Rd. N, Whitby from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Friday.

Funeral service in the Barnes Chapel on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Whitby.

In memory of Brigitte, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

Messages of condolence may be forwarded to barnesmemorialfuneralhome.com.

BARNES MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME

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PEREY, Carol Margaret (Roberts) Perey Obituary | Print |

PEREY, Carol Margaret (nee Roberts) -

Perey_CarolCarol gently passed away on October 8th, 2014, at the age of 76, from complications arising during her brief but determined fight with cancer.

She'd no doubt be mildly annoyed at being denied another crack at shooting her age in golf, or wonder if she would still earn her commission on a pending house sale.

Predeceased by her husband Murray Dempsey, her first husband Dr. Daniel Perey and her daughter Jacqueline Perey. She will be missed by the Perey, Dempsey and Roberts clans, including her son Andre (Megan), grandchildren Hannah and Isabelle, Behruze and Sensia; step-kids Karen (Colin), Kim and Greg and their children Devon, Simon and Queco; the Roberts sisters Anne, Barb, Pat and Nancy (Walter) and their children, spouses, and grandchildren.

A long-time Oakville resident and real estate agent, and a nurse in her first career (Montreal General, Class of 1959), her life had many chapters, each filled with treasured characters and adventures. Through all of them, she was admired for her grace, optimism and passion for life, in good times and in the face of adversity. We love you Carol. Rest in peace.

A gathering of Carol’s family, friends and colleagues will be held on Sunday, October 19th from  1 - 4 pm at The Oakville Golf Club, 1154 Sixth Line, Oakville, Ontario to celebrate and remember her.

In lieu of flowers, any donations can be made to the Canadian Red Cross or the Halton Branch of the Canadian Cancer Society.

HaltonObituaries.com

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QUINN, Cheryl Lorraine (Dale) - Obituary | Print |

QUINN, Cheryl Lorraine (Dale) -

July 13, 1954 - October 8, 2014

Passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side. Greatly missed by her loving husband of 44 years.

Loving mother to Dustin. Missed by her mother Joylene, brothers Jimmy and Shane, sisters Wanda and Dana, aunt Betty, Renie and Don. 

During visitation hours, a celebration of life will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14, at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 614 (100 Salome Dr.). Private cremation.

TorontoObituaries.com

 

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ROGERS-NEWMAN, Wendy Linda Rogers-Newman - Obituary | Print |

ROGERS-NEWMAN, Wendy Linda

Roger-Newman_WendyPassed away at the Hospital in Georgetown on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.  Wendy Rogers-Newman in her 68th year.

The beloved mother of Tammy Scott of Barrie, James Scott of Barrie and Wayne Rogers of Brampton.  Loving grandmother of Laura, Wayne Jr. and Ashley.

Also survived by sisters Patricia Newman of Barrie and Sherry Russell of New Lowell.

Fondly remembered by Dalila Vihos & her dog Princess as well as many nieces & nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at the family home at 8 Patterson Place, Barrie on Sunday, October 19th from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m.

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

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SKELLS, James Thomas Skells - Obituary | Print |

SKELLS, James Thomas, Q.C. -

Peacefully, at the Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at the age of 89.

Beloved husband of Aileen and the late Lois.

Loving father of Graham and his wife Donna. Proud grandfather of Michael, Jason and Ryan.

Dear brother of the late Edna and uncle of Sharon.

Jim will be fondly remembered for his dedication to family, the community and the law.

Funeral service will be held in Mississauga on Tuesday, October 14th.

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

TorontoObituaries.com

 

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