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BRUCE, Paul Nigel Bruce - Obituary | Print |

BRUCE, Paul Nigel -

At Etobicoke General Hospital on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

Nigel Bruce, born in Belfast, Ireland and a former Senior Highway Designer with the Ministry of Transportation.

Dearly beloved husband for 58 years to Maeve Bruce (nee Dowling).

Beloved father of Joan Bruce, Linda (Stephen Gough), Karen Riggs (William Hay) and Pauline (Bradley Gough). Loving grandfather of Peter, Cody, Michelle, Lauren, Daniel, Eric, Patrick and Kyle and great-grandfather of Nevaeh. Dear brother of Eileen McMorrow (Séan) and the late Mollie Farrell (Bert), Colum (Susan), Aengus (Kay) and Donald.

Resting at the NEWEDIUK FUNERAL HOME, KIPLING CHAPEL, 2059 Kipling Avenue (north of Rexdale Boulevard), on Thursday, July 2, 2015 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Andrew's Church, 2547 Kipling Avenue. on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 10 a.m.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to Campaign Life, Missionaries of Charity or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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MANTLE, Mabel Mantle - Obituary | Print |

MANTLE, Mabel -

Surrounded by her family, went to be with her Lord; on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Parkview Nursing Home, Stouffville.

In her 90th year.

Most beloved wife of William in their 70th year of marriage.

Loving mother to Stan (Heather), David (Nan), Marilyn (Boris) Lawryshyn and Wes (Judi). Proud grandmother to Sandra (Kagan), Suzy (Souphy), Andrew (Bethany), Zachary (Annie), Jacob (Megan), Brandon, Kelly, Olivia and Emma. Delighted great-grandmother to Islay, Ruby, Simon and Ewan. Survived by her loving sister Sadie Knights.

Funeral service to be held at the Markham Missionary Church, 5438 Major Mackenzie Drive East, Markham, on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Reception to follow.

In Mabel's memory, donations may be made to the Evergreen Christian Ministries (Stayner Camp) or the Yonge Street Mission.


PORTER, Susanne E. (Day) Porter - Obituary | Print |

PORTER, Susanne E. (nee Day) -

At Wellesley Central Place on June 30, 2015 in her 90th year.

Beloved wife of the late Leslie H. Porter.

Predeceased by her parents, R.D. (Don) and Pauline (nee Stapells) Day and brother and sister-in-law Richard and Joan Day.

Loving mother and mother-in-law of Susan Durrant, Betsy and Jim Struthers, Donavon and June Porter and Catherine Porter and Stephen Prendergast. Much loved by her grandchildren Graham and Nancy Durrant, Ned Struthers, Lydia and Harrison Porter and Madeleine and Alice Prendergast and great- grandson Gillis Durrant. Mourned by family in Falmouth, Nova Scotia and Southern Ontario.

Sue lived a life of service, first in the Canadian Women's Army Corps in 1944-45, then in the Girl Guides of Canada as a Brown Owl, Guide Captain and Area Commissioner.

She also transcribed books to Braille for the CNIB, delivered Meals on Wheels and was an active member of St. Leonard's Anglican Church.

She worked for many years as a Teaching Assistant at Sunny View Public School, Toronto. She was passionate about travelling, crafts (especially knitting) and the pets who shared her homes in Oak Ridges and Toronto and the cottage at Sturgeon Bay.

Family and friends may call on Thursday, July 2nd from 6-8 p.m. at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. West, Toronto (courtesy parking available across the street at the North Toronto Community Centre).

A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 3rd at 11 a.m. at St. Leonard's Anglican Church, 25 Wanless Ave., Toronto.

A private family interment will be held later in July at the Royal Canadian Legion Cemetery in Waubaushene, Ontario.

In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, donations can be made to Cottage Dreams ( or to a charity of your choice.

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ZABANEH, Michael F. Zabaneh - Obituary | Print |

ZABANEH, Michael F. -

November 26, 1934 - June 30, 2015

It is with the heaviest of hearts the Zabaneh family shares the passing of Michael F. Zabaneh.

Michael passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, surrounded by his family and loved ones. Much loved and cherished by wife of 55 years Rosette; children Fayek (Najwa Jiryes), Maha (Jamal Madbak), Samir (Cathryn Cruickshank) and Emad (Alicia Dodd); grandchildren, Elias, Lara, Michael, Nicholas and Leila. A most devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, Michael's commitment and unconditional love to his family was unwavering.

Michael was born in Jaffa, Palestine and moved to Jordan in 1948, as a result of the war. The eldest of eight children, Michael started working at the tender age of 14 to support his family, but his ambition kept him at school at night. He completed an accounting degree and obtained his Certified Accounting designation from the UK. Early in his career, he became one of the youngest auditors with the UNRWA. Michael's ambitions and intellect could only be met by his determination to provide the best for his family.

After a lengthy and successful career as the President of one of the largest public companies in Jordan and Board Member of several insurance companies and banks, he retired and moved to Canada in 1997 to be close to his children. Michael loved the outdoors and bought the family cottage in Muskoka, a place where his greatest joy came from spending time with family and friends. Michael was known for his presence, wit, kind heart and generous nature. He lit up any space with his infectious smile and never shied away from offering support to family, friends and even strangers.

Visitations will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Humphrey Funeral Home, 1403 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4G 3A8, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church located at 9116 Bayview Avenue, Richmond Hill, Ontario, followed by burial service at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 375 Mount Pleasant Road.

A reception in honor of Michael will follow at The Granite Club, 2350 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Sincere thanks and gratitude to the doctors and nurses at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, especially the Green Team, for the exceptional and compassionate care everyone delivered to our "hero".

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BUTTIGIEG, Rosina 'Rose' Buttigieg - Obituary | Print |

BUTTIGIEG, Rosina 'Rose' -

Peacefully on Monday, June 29, 2015.

Rose, in her 84th year, beloved wife of Emmanuel for over 63 years.

Loving mother of Judy Kitra (Paul), David (Carrie) and Brian.

Dear Nanna of Shawn Kitra, Michelle Goba (Richard), Nicole Natale (Marc), Ryan Kitra, Abigail Buttigieg and Mia Buttigieg. Loving Great-Nanna of Ethan, McKenna, Mackenzie, Sydney, Jacob, Christopher and Madison.

Dear sister of Reno Borg (Helen) and Tony Borg (Mary).

 Funeral Mass will take place Thursday, July 2nd at 10:30 a.m. at St. Raphael's Church, 4072 New St., Burlington. Cremation to follow.

If desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.


CAMPBELL, Dennis Paul Campbell - Obituary | Print |

CAMPBELL, Dennis Paul -

October 25, 1957 - June 29, 2015

Passed away suddenly at Rockcliffe Leisure World in Scarborough on June 29, 2015.

Loving brother of Marilyn (Brian Vignjevic), John (Arlene), the late Kathy, and the late Debbie.

Predeceased by his parents Vince and Jean Campbell. Dennis will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held at McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax, on Sunday, July 5, 2015 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, July 6, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

Interment to follow at Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens.

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

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CLIFTON, Joseph Charles 'Joe' Clifton - Obituary | Print |

CLIFTON, Joseph Charles 'Joe' -

Clifton_JoeSuddenly at home on Monday, June 29, 2015.

Joseph Charles "Joe" Clifton of Brucefield in his 60th year. Beloved husband of Terri for 36 years. Loving father of Bill Clifton & Heather Engbers of Lucan and Bobbi Clifton & David Mandelzys of Toronto.

Proud grandpa of Isaac Mandelzys.

Dear brother of Grace Coleman of London, Ann & Rick LeBeau of Bayfield, Donna & Wayne Stirling of Exeter and brother-in-law of Martin & Bev VanNinhuys of RR#2 Bayfield and Sherry & Richard Littlechild of Goderich.

Joe will always be remembered by his many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and many friends.

Predeceased by his parents George & Leona Clifton, sister Marilyn Clifton and brother-in-law Ken Coleman.

A visitation will be held at the Falconer Funeral Homes, Clinton Chapel 153 High St. Clinton on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate Joe's life will be held at the Brucefield Community United Church on Saturday July 4, 2015 at 11 a.m. Interment in Clinton.

Memorial donations to the Brucefield Community United Church or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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COLANGELO, Antonia (nee Lamana) Colangelo - Obituary | Print |

COLANGELO, Antonia (nee Lamana)

Died on Monday, June 29, 2015 at Villa Colombo, Vaughan at the grand age of 96.

Born in Monteleone di Puglia, Italy on January 10, 1919 and immigrated to Canada in 1951.

Predeceased by her beloved husband of 77 years, Luigi.

Survived by sons Domenico (Lina) and Pietro (Rita).

Proud Nonna of 5 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Heartfelt thanks to the staff at Villa Colombo for their kind and compassionate care.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Parish, 5633 Highway 7, on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 11 a.m. Entombment to follow.

Memorial donations to Villa Colombo Charities, Vaughan would be appreciated.


DeSOUSA, Marie Eduarda DeSousa Obituary | Print |

DeSOUSA, Marie Eduarda -

(1956 - 2015)

Passed away on Monday, June 29, 2015.

The family will receive visitors at J. Scott Early Funeral Home, 21 James Street, Milton, Ontario on Wednesday July 1st from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 p.m. as well as on Thursday from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 p.m. 

A Christian funeral service will take place from the funeral home chapel on Friday at 11 a.m. followed by entombment in Oakville.

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DYCK, V. Gertrude (Trudy) (nee Lewis) Dyck - Obituary | Print |

DYCK, V. Gertrude (Trudy) (nee Lewis)

Peacefully in her 90th year after a lengthy illness on Monday, June 29, 2015.

Beloved wife of Leonard for over 64 years, loving mother of Carole Henry (Doug), Douglas (Jan) and Michael Clarke (Madeleine). Cherished grandmother of Jeff (Kate), Michelle (Tyler), Rob, Sarah (Matt), Becky (Matt) and Esther. Dear sister of the late Bill Lewis (Shirley), Hazel Jackman (Hamilton - deceased), Anne Rust (Ray - deceased) and Ted Lewis (Vickey). Adoring great-grandmother of James and Mae.

Trudy's insatiable desire to learn, her devotion to family and her love of the Lord are fondly remembered by the family. Her infectious spirit for life touched everyone she met.

Visitation will be held at the Pine HIlls Visitation Centre, 625 Birchmount Rd. (at St. Clair Ave. E.), Toronto, 416-267-8229, on Thursday, July 2, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

After a private burial the funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 3rd at Morningstar Christian Fellowship (7601 Sheppard Ave. E., Toronto) immediately followed by a reception to celebrate Trudy's life.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.  

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GREENFIELD, Gladys Greenfield - Obituary | Print |


Passed away peacefully on Monday June 29, 2015 at Bayhaven at the age of 92.

Gladys is predeceased by her husband Henry Greenfield. Forever loved and missed by her daughters Catharine (Skip) Elton and Elaine (Bill) Sheffield and granddaughter Kristin.

She will be remembered by many nieces, nephews and extended family.

A special thanks to the staff at Bayhaven Senior Care for their loving care.

Funeral service will take place in Etobicoke on Friday, July 3rd.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Sick Kids Hospital or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

HANDYSIDE, Bernice Doreen Handy - Obituary | Print |

HANDYSIDE, Bernice Doreen

Passed away peacefully at Greenview Lodge on Monday, June 29, 2015 at the age of 88.

Predeceased by her husband Milton and all her McLeod siblings.

Bernice will be fondly remembered by her many nephews, nieces and friends.

Friends and relatives may visit at Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, July 2, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 11 a.m.

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HUDSON, William Albert John Hudson - Obituary | Print |

HUDSON, William Albert John -

Passed away suddenly on June 29, 2015 at his home in Innisfil at the age of 65.

Beloved husband of the late Anne.

Loving father of Matthew and his wife Kalie and Christopher and his partner Katherine.

Dear grandfather of Cassidy and Shelby Lynn. Will be greatly missed by his sister Jill and her husband Richard Coles. Predeceased by his parents John and Isabelle Hudson of London, Ontario. A special thanks to the staff at Lakeside Retirement at Innisfil. Lovingly remembered by all his family and friends.

The family will receive friends at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.), Markham, on Thursday, July 2, 2015 from 11 a.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations made to Scouts Canada or the Wounded Warriors Canada ( would be appreciated by the family.  

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LUNDY, Michael 'Mike' Lundy - Obituary | Print |

LUNDY, Michael 'Mike' -

Founder of MP Lundy Construction Peacefully, at home at the age of 78 on June 29, 2015, surrounded by family.

Devoted husband to Carol (Black); proud father to Mark (June), Sean (Michaela), Christian (Kelly) and Colin (Eylie); and their mother Grace Lundy (Meikle). Loving grandfather to Sara, Liam, Tristan, Shaela Joe, James and Nico. Predeceased by his parents Madeline Gillen and Richard Lundy. Brother to Mary (Bill), Joe (deceased) (Jeanette) and Jim (Jane).

Mike was born on June 26, 1937 in Toronto, Ontario and raised in Leaside. He graduated with a degree in Architecture from the Ryerson Institute of Technology in 1959. In 1963, he moved to Ottawa to establish a career in the construction industry. In 1967, he founded MP Lundy Construction. Over four decades, he led the company to construct many landmark projects around Ottawa.

Mike was a proud Kiwanian, having served in the organization for 37 years. He was President of Kiwanis in 1988-1989 and was recently honoured with the Kiwanis International Walter Zeller Award For Exemplary Community Leadership. He was an active member of Friendship Force of Ottawa and, under the Friendship Force banner, he and Carol travelled the world and also hosted many families from abroad in their home.

Mike also showed a special dedication to the Youville Centre, giving his time and resources tirelessly as a Patron and Board Member to help the organization grow and flourish over the last 25 years.

He was an avid golfer and sailor and had recently completed a sailboat building project with his thirteen-year-old grandson Liam.

Friends are invited to visit at Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue (east of Vanier Parkway), Ottawa, Ontario, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday, July 2, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Blessed Sacrament Parish, 194 Fourth Avenue, Ottawa, on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 11 a.m. Interment to take place in Toronto at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Mike would appreciate donations be made to the Youville Centre, 150 Mann Avenue, Ottawa.

We honour and cherish his memory and are grateful to all who share our sense of loss at this sad time. Mike will be missed by us and by many.  

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MARTIN, Victor Raymond Martin - Obituary | Print |

MARTIN, Victor Raymond -

Passed away peacefully with his daughter by his side on Monday, June 29, 2015 at the Toronto East General Hospital in his 85th year.

Vic served with the Queen's Own Rifles for nearly 20 years where he met his predeceased wife of nearly 45 years, Edna Georgina "Pat". Both Vic and Pat were lifetime members of the Royal Canadian Legion.

Loved and cherished daddy of Victoria (Robert) Cunningham. Dear brother of Sheila (Doug) Little, Bruce (Antonietta), James (Sandra) and the late Brian and Alan. Vic will be sadly missed by his nephews and niece, extended family and friends. Words could not express our gratitude to Sheila for always being there.

Friends and family will be received at the Ward Funeral Home 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.) Weston, on Thursday from 6-9 p.m.

A service will be held in the chapel on Friday at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to either The Salvation Army, Canadian Diabetes Association or The Leprosy Mission Canada would be greatly appreciated.

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MICHELIS, Nick Michelis - Obituary | Print |


Passed away peacefully on June 29, 2015 at the age of 84.

Nick was born on June 13, 1931 in Vevi, Greece. Son of Eleni and Stamati Michelis. Nick immigrated to Canada in 1955 and married his longtime sweetheart Menne Michelis.

They were married for 59 years. He became a restaurateur and local businessman in Toronto, Ontario.

He is predeceased by his only son Danny Michelis and was a loving grandfather to Nicholas, Elaina and Matthew. Nick is survived by his siblings Noula, Lazaros and Litsa and their families in Athens, Greece. He is also survived by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Niki (Traianos), Koula (Angelo), Steve (Dolores), George (Voula) and nieces and nephews.

His family is very grateful to all of his caregivers and the staff at Markham Stouffville Hospital that have cared for him over the last few months. Nick will be missed by his family and friends.

Visitation will be held at The Highland Funeral Home - Markham Chapel, 10 Cachet Woods Court, Markham, on Thursday, July 2, 2015 from 2-9 p.m.

Funeral Church services will be held at Saint Panteleimon Greek Orthodox Church (, 11359 Warden Ave., Markham, on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 10 a.m.

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MONTGOMERY, Monty Paul Montgomery - Obituary | Print |

MONTGOMERY, Monty Paul -

On June 29, 2015, Monty said au revoir to his wife and soulmate Dorothy.

He leaves with love, his children Susan, Sandra, Sharon, Shelley, Scott and Stephen, his step-children Jeffrey and Jennifer, his many grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. Monty began his teaching career in Orillia and then moved to Scarborough as Head of Physical Education. He then rose through the ranks and became Superintendent of Education for Scarborough.

He finished his career as Superintendent with the Metro Toronto Board and retired in 1988. His next adventures were as an Antiques Dealer and Bed and Breakfast Innkeeper.

Monty was not only a committed educator, but also believed he could make a contribution to the total self worth of his students. He always felt so proud when we attended a Toronto sporting event and as we were walking down the aisle someone would yell, "Hi Coach".

In keeping with his goal to provide the best opportunity for teenagers, he asked that donations in his memory be made to Covenant House Toronto, 20 Gerrard St. E., Toronto .


PARKER, Frank Parker - Obituary | Print |

PARKER, Frank -

Frank Parker of Bobcaygeon, Ontario, beloved husband and best friend of Carol for 61 years passed away peacefully on June 29, 2015.

Affectionately known as "Family Man" Frank, he leaves behind his daughters, Janis (Ron Kozak ), Carolynne (Graham Harrison) and Ellen (Dom Losenno) and his sons, Andrew (Cindy) and Chris (Sandy), his grandchildren, Kyle, Robyn, Kelsey, Lauren (Grant), Natasha, Blair, Corey and Alexandra and great-grandsons, Chace and Liam.

Frank lived life to the fullest! He was the second generation owner of Parker Pad & Printing Ltd., a very successful company that he built the old fashioned way.

Through hard work, the production of a quality product and his unquestionable ethics, many of his clients became lifelong friends.He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed rowing, basketball, softball and golf.

He had a passion for travelling, the theatre and truly enjoyed singing in the choir.

He also enjoyed baking, bridge, reading and fishing - especially those shore lunches with his lifelong fishing buddies.

He made our world a better place!

As per Frank's wishes, a private family service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity that enables children to participate in sports.


RISTEVSKI, Lila Ristevski - Obituary | Print |


It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden and untimely passing of Lila Ristevski on June 29, 2015, at the age of 65, at Markham Stouffville Hospital after a brief illness.

Beloved wife of Spiro.

Much loved and devoted mother of Pece (Magda). Cherished daughter of the late Boris and Vasa. Dear sister of Blaga (Slave). Adored aunt of Lenche (Greg) and Liljana (Paul). Very special great-aunt to Alexandra, Liam and Patrick. Lila was born in Streevo, Macedonia, on April 18, 1950.

Lila will be fondly and lovingly remembered by many relatives and friends. Lila's beautiful smile, laughter, good-hearted nature and kindness will be forever missed and will never be forgotten.

Vechna ja pamja. Bog da prosti.

Relatives and friends are invited to Highland Funeral Home - Markham Chapel, 10 Cachet Woods Court (northeast corner of 16th Avenue and Highway 404), on Thursday, July 3, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Dimitrija Solunski Macedonian Orthodox Church, 201 Main Street North, Markham, on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 10 a.m. Burial to follow.

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SHEWCHUK, Marie Ellen “Helen” Shewchuk - Obituary | Print |

SHEWCHUK, Marie Ellen “Helen” -

Shewchuk_MariePassed away after a brave battle with Alzheimer Disease at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Monday, June 29th, 2015, at the age of 87 with her loving family by her side.

Predeceased by her husband John (1973).

Loving mother of Richard (Christine), Paul (Darlene), Diane (Allen), John and Peter (Karen). Grandmother of 10 and great grandmother of many. Helen will be dearly missed by many extended family members from Ontario and British Columbia.

The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the caring and compassionate PSWs and Continuing Care floor at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville for care given to Helen.

Special thanks to PSW Laurie for her tenderness and concern for the past 5 years.

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted for the Alzheimer Society.

Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Thursday, July 2nd from 6 – 8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, July 3rd at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Oshawa Union Cemetery.

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