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BRANDSMA, Jan Brandsma - Obituary | Print |


It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Jan at the Hastings Manor L.T.C.F. on Thursday, July 30th, 2015 at the age of 80.

Beloved husband of the late Ruby Brandsma (nee Wood). Loving father to Catherine of Scarborough and Christopher (Donna Jones) of Perth.

Remembered by his sisters Riekje Brandsma, Greetje Brandsma, Caty Post (Jan), Anneke Elzinga (Wilco) and by brother Bein Brandsma (late Yupke).

He will be missed by his grandson Thomas Brandsma (Cassandra St. James) of Wellington.

A Celebration of Jan’s life will be held at the Christ Church Anglican 39 Everett St., Belleville on Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 2:00p.m.

If desired, donations to the Hastings Manor Foundation or the Michael J. Fox Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family. .

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CAHAN, Squadron Leader Jack Cahan - Obituary | Print |

CAHAN, Squadron Leader Jack, C.D. (RET) -

A mensch, died peacefully on July 30, 2015 in his 92nd year.

Jack was predeceased by his adored wife Jeanne (Joan) and is survived by his beloved and devoted family: his daughter Karen and son-in-law Auby Paikin and their children Jesse and Emily and Emily's husband Brett; and his daughter Debbie and son-in-law Peter Feldman and their children Amalya, Jacob and Ori. Jack is also survived by his sister Mildred Katz and was predeceased by his parents Esther and Sam Cahan and his brother Les Cahan.

Jack was much loved by his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends. Jack served Canada in the Royal Canadian Air Force between 1943 and 1965, as a pilot, instructor and public relations officer.

His exemplary service to his country continued throughout his life with involvement in many veterans' organizations, including stints as National Commander and Toronto Post Commander of the Jewish War Veterans of Canada, President of the Air Crew Association and President of the Air Force Association. He touched hundreds of lives through his presentations at Remembrance Day ceremonies over several decades and his volunteer service was recognized many times, most recently with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Jack had a successful post-military career in sales management and enjoyed the fruits of his labours by travelling worldwide with Jeanne and their family.

His happiest moments were those spent surrounded by his loving and devoted family. He took great pride and delight in his grandchildren and was blessed to see them grow into wonderful young adults who loved and respected their Zaidy deeply.

Jack's family is especially grateful to his loving caregivers Nita, Elvie, Shirly and Tenten, who brought great comfort to his last three years.

Funeral service will be held in Toronto, on Friday, July 31st.

Donations may be made to the Jack Cahan Memorial Fund.

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CARAMENTO, Maria Caramento - Obituary | Print |


Caramento_MariaPeacefully in her sleep on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at William Osler Health Centre.

Beloved wife of the late Giovanni Romeo.

Loving mother of Francesca (Ettore) and Lorenzo (Rita).

Proud nonna of Natasha (Curtis), John (Luisa), Alexander (Susan) and Bianca and great grandmother to Marcus and Joshua.

Will be fondly remembered by her siblings Antonio (Angelina), Giancarlo (Miliana), Vincenzina (Elia), her nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her siblings Amabile (Erminio), Eliseo (surviving wife Ida), Angelina (surviving husband Sergio), Elisea (surviving husband Romeo), Alberto (Fedora) and Luigi (surviving wife Georgina).

Visitation on Monday, August 3rd, 2015, 2:00pm - 4:00pm at Ward Funeral Home, "Woodbridge Chapel", 4671 Highway 7, Vaughan, ON and on Monday, August 3rd, 2015, 6:00pm - 9:00pm.

Service will be held on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015, 10:00am, at St. Jude Roman Catholic Church, 3265 Weston Rd., Weston ON.

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CASTRO, Armando Castro Obituary | Print |

CASTRO, Armando -

Castro_ArmandoPeacefully, at home, on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at the age of 69.

Beloved husband and best friend of Ana.

Adored father of Nelson, Alex (Cathy), Mark (Kathryn) and Paul (Lisa). Proud soon-to-be grandfather of his first grandchild.

Armando will be dearly missed by siblings Mario (Judith), Eduarda, and Berta Pontes (Joao), in both Portugal and Canada.

Visitation at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line, BURLINGTON, ONtario on Monday, August 3rd from 3-5 and 7-9 PM, where a Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, August 4th at 10:30 AM.  Interment.

For those who wish, donations in memory of Armando to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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CIARDULLO, Esterina Ciardullo - Obituary | Print |

CIARDULLO, Esterina -

Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on July 30, 2015.

Predeceased by her husband Francesco, son John and daughter Marisa.

Beloved mother of son Tony (Ann) and daughter Teresa (Frank).

Loving Nonna to 9 grandchildren and 4 great- grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave. W.), Weston, on Friday, July 31, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Fidelis Roman Catholic Church (33 Connie St.), on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 10 a.m. Entombment to follow.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the  Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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CRAIG, Harold Earl Craig - Obituary | Print |

CRAIG, Harold Earl -

Craig_Harold(W.W.II Veteran, deployed on Juno Beach D-Day plus 1)-

Peacefully on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at his home, South of Georgetown.

Harold, in his 91st year, beloved husband of Shirley for 56 years.

Loving father of Don and his wife Mary.

Loved grandfather (Pop) of Marianne Craig and her husband Albert Lin.

Predeceased by his sisters Myrtle, Dorothy, Delrose and by his brother Clifford.

Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Rd., north of Maple Ave., Georgetown for a memorial reception in the Trafalgar Room on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

In memory contributions to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Association, The Hospital for Sick Children or Wounded Warriors of Canada would be appreciated by the family.

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DRAPER, Robert Lorne 'Bob' Draper Obituary | Print |

DRAPER, Robert Lorne 'Bob' -

Draper_BobPeacefully in the presence of his family on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the Bethell Hospice, Inglewood. Bob, in his 61st year.

Beloved husband of Cathy (nee Doucett) for 40 years. Loving father of Kristi and her husband Devin Decastro and Jamie and his wife Darlene. Proud papa of Logan, Alexander, Aleah, Parker and Emma.

Loved son of Ethel Draper and the late Lorne Draper. Dear brother of Judy (Wayne), Jack (Lynn) and Sheryl (Merel) and brother-in-law of Rick. Also predeceased by his sister Lori and his infant brother. Much loved brother-in-law of Ron (Arlene), Marie, Dan (Donna) and Gail (Tony). Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and Son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, (north of Maple Ave.), Georgetown, Ontario on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, August 4th at 11:00 a.m. Cremation.

In memory contributions to Headwaters Oncology, Orangeville, or Bethell Hospice, Inglewood, would be appreciated by Bob's family.

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FOWLER, Flossie Fowler - Obituary | Print |

FOWLER, Flossie -

Peacefully, on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Bowmanville, just before her 103rd birthday.

Flossie Fowler (nee Mahaffy) was the loved mother of Ron Fowler of Pontypool, Patricia Mason (deceased), June Murphy of Oshawa and Jim Fowler of Hamilton.

She will be missed by her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survived by her sister Iva Mountjoy and many nieces and nephews. 

A Service will be held Graveside at the Cartwright Union Cemetery, Blackstock.

If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the CHARITY of your choice.

HANNA, Robert Henry Hanna - Obituary | Print |

HANNA, Robert Henry -

Hanna_RobertPassed away peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington, on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the age of 92.

Devoted husband to the late Marion Hanna (1999).

Dear father to Jack and his wife Eileen of Millgrove, Rick and his wife Deborah of Burlington. Cherished grandfather to Leanne Hanna (Rob Brown) and Stephen Hanna. Survived by his companion Mrs. Elsie Rash of Corona, California. Predeceased by his daughter Susan (1964), and sister Mary Hunt.

A member of Burlington Lodge #165 and past president of the Frank Tool & Die Co. Ltd. Bob will also be missed by extended family and friends.

The family will receive friends at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street, Burlington on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 from 3-5pm and 7-9pm.

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 10:30am. Private family interment.

If desired, flowers or expressions of sympathy to the Dialysis Unit at the Toronto Sick Kids Hospital would be appreciated by the family.

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IANNANTUONO, Guglielmo Iannantuono - Obituary | Print |

IANNANTUONO, Guglielmo -

Peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the age of 100.

Beloved husband of Lilia Iannatuono (nee Iammatteo).

Loving father of Richard and cherished grandfather of Tracey and Neil. Dearly missed by his extended family in Montreal and Italy. Guglielmo was a prisoner of war for 2 years in Germany, he received a medal of honour for his military service.

He was taught to be a fine cabinet maker by his uncle in Italy, he moved to Montreal in 1953 where he had a successful career in residential construction.

Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, Burliigton, on Sunday, August 2, 2015 from 3-5 and 7-9p.m.

Funeral Service to be held in the funeral home Chapel on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 10:30a.m. Family entombment in Oakville.

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Guglielmo are asked to please consider the Canadian Cancer Society.

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KIRBY, Mary Isabelle (Thompson) Kirby Obituary | Print |

KIRBY, Mary Isabelle (nee Thompson) -

Mary died at Bluewater Health Palliative Care on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the age of 84.

Dear sister of Charles W. (late Jean) Thompson, Perth and A. Louise (Don) Lloyd, Mississauga and families. Predeceased by parents Dr. Fred & Alice Thompson, Clinton.

Mary was a registered nurse graduating from St. Joseph's Hospital, London in 1954. She worked for several years in the nursing field in London and Toronto and volunteered with the Red Cross Meals on Wheels. Mary received her credentials in Social Work from Fanshawe College and worked for Children's Aid in both Toronto and Sarnia.

The funeral service will be held at St. Paul's Anglican Church, 210 Michigan Avenue in Point Edward, Ontario at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 5th. The family will receive friends in the Parish Hall following the service.

As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Paul's Anglican Church.

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KNOX, Frederick Knox - Obituary | Print |

KNOX, Frederick -

March 26, 1934 - July 30, 2015

Passed away peacefully at Frost Manor Nursing Home on July 30, 2015 in his 82nd year.

A Graveside Service will be held at MOUNT LAWN FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY, 21 Garrard Rd. Whitby 905-443-3376 on Saturday August 1, 2015 at 11:00am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to a local CHARITY of your choice in honour of Fred.


MAHN, John Richard Mahn - Obituary | Print |

MAHN, John Richard -

Mahn_JohnPassed away on Monday, July 27, after a valiant two year battle with cancer, from the arms of his loving family to a joyous reunion with his mom and dad, Jack and Elaine.

John was two weeks short of his 63rd birthday.

Beloved partner of Dana Helman and loving father to Jeremy (Julie), Danielle, Chantalle Hepburn (Eric) and Donovan. Cherished grandfather of Landon, Logan and Liam. Dear brother of Garry (Cindy), Bryan (Luann), Sharyn Cassel (Michael) and brothers- in- law Henry and Rick Helman. Also missed and loved by many nieces and nephews.

John did extensive travelling for work throughout Europe and Asia during the 70's. He was the founder and president of M3M Systems and continued working until recently when his illness made it impossible to do so.

John's passions included music and guitar, painting, photography, (he was co- owner of A Touch of Colour with his brother Bryan,) sailing with Dana and belonging to the Fifty Point Yacht Club . He spent many enjoyable hours at the cottage with his family and vacationing in Costa Rica. He named his sailboat Pura Vida, which in Costa Rica means, "Live Life". This reflected John's philosophy of life.

Thank you for the support and prayers of all of his friends and to the nurses and doctors who were involved with John during the past two years.

Cremation has taken place .

 A private family memorial service will be held at the Fifty Point Yacht Club in Hamilton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Pura Vida.


PENELLO, Mario Penello - Obituary | Print |

PENELLO, Mario -

Penello_MarioPassed peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday July 30 at the age of 83.

Predeceased by his wife Angelina Penello. Loving husband to Yvonne Gordon. Devoted and loving father to Alex Penello (Angela), and Lori Peck (Terry).

Cherished nonno to Laura Peck (Sasha), Julie Schockenmaier (Chad), Andrea Pollock (Kirk), Matthew Penello (Dana), Joey, Josh and Michael Penello. Bisnonno to Kayla, Breanna, Mali, Presley, Branson and Brayden.

Dear brother to Renzo (Franca). Special zio to Daniel (Maggie), and Stephanie Iaboni (Luciano). Great zio to Nicholas and Giulliana. Mario will be missed by many friends and his extended family.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the CCAC (Palliative Care Unit), Dr. Kassirer, nurse Jane, Dr. Rothenstein and his assistant Laurie Greaves from the Oshawa Cancer Clinic for their care and compassion.

Friends and family may gather at the Newcastle Funeral Home, on Tuesday August 4th at 10:30 a.m. for the funeral service. Entombment to follow.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre in Oshawa.

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THOMSON, Helen Margaret (Fisk) Thomson - Obituary | Print |

THOMSON, Helen Margaret (nee Fisk) -

Thomson_HelenOf RR 1 Cargill, passed away at Hanover & District Hospital, Hanover on Thursday, July 30, 2015. She was 79.

Beloved wife of David. Loving mother of Dennis (Shamiran) of Brampton, Wayne (Darlene) of RR1 Walkerton, Alan (Kim) of RR 1 Elmwood and Keith (Shelley) of RR 1 Cargill.

Cherished grandmother of Jarrett, Bailey, Alyssa and Alex. Dear sister of Vera Haase of Hanover and sister-in-law of Shirley (Russell) Litt of Foleyet.

Helen was predeceased by her grandson David; sisters Irene (Jim) Hutton and Muriel (Howie) Young; brother-in-law Stewart Haase; sisters-in-law Alva (Bert) Watson and Dorothy (Arnold) Craig and parents Harry and Eleanor (nee Tolton) Fisk.

Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, 1106 Yonge Street S., Walkerton, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Due to ongoing renovations at St. Paul’s United Church, the Funeral Service will be held at the Walkerton Pentecostal Church on Tuesday, August 04, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Herb Klaehn officiating. Interment in Walkerton.

Memorial donations to the Walkerton Agricultural Society, Hanover & District Hospital Foundation or St. Paul’s United Memorial Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BEZUYEN, Emma Bezuyen - Obituary | Print |


Bezuyen_EmmaPassed away at McNally House, on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in her 82nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Jack (2012).

Loved mother of Marianne Barton and her husband Ken, Michael Bezuyen and Shirley Cleaver.

Cherished grandmother of Carrie-Lynn Barton, Elaine Glanville (Chris), Amy Cleaver and Ryan Cleaver and great-grandmother of Emma and Victoria.

Dear sister of Henk Van Heuman (Annie) and Uk Van Heuman (Marion) and sister-in-law of Elleke Van Heuman.

Predeceased by her brothers John and Adrian Van Heuman.

Private family services and interment have taken place.

If desired, memorial contributions to McNally House would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

CORSI, Rose Marie Corsi - Obituary | Print |

CORSI, Rose Marie

Peacefully, at Post Village Inn, Oakville, with her family by her side, on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at the age of 88.

Beloved wife of Ernie for 60 years.

Cherished mother of Robert, Donna Marafioti (Sam), Josephine and Frank. Loving grandmother of Matthew, Andrew, Jonathan, Adam, Nicholas, Aidan, Maggie and Olivia. Dear sister of Frank and the late Sal, Katie and Pearl.

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Neweduk-Erin Mills" Chapel, 1981 Dundas St. W., Mississauga, on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 1 p.m.

For those who wish, donations may be made to The Willow Foundation.

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de VRIES-HOFMAN, Diana de Vries-Hofman - Obituary | Print |

de VRIES-HOFMAN, Diana -

"Dangerous D"

September 30, 1955 - July 29, 2015

Diana passed away quietly, surrounded by family and friends at CVH.

She is survived by her husband Peter; her sisters Irene, Lillian, Audrey, and Jody; and her daughters Karina and Samantha.

Celebration of Life will be held at Glen Oaks Funeral Home and Cemetery, 3164 Ninth Line, Oakville, ON, on Saturday, 8 Aug 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

Eulogies will begin at 1:30 p.m

"Love you whole bunches of oats!".

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EVANS, Rev. Clifford Evans - Obituary | Print |

EVANS, Rev. Clifford -

Evans_Rev_CliffordLeft us peacefully at the age of 92 on July 29, 2015, following a brief, unexpected illness.

Dearly loved husband of Mary Christine Evans, and loving father of sons David (Maria Bonanno), Peter (Janie Brennan) and Richard (Tamara Bernier), and grandchildren Meredith (9) and Owen (4).

Born in 1922 and raised in Cardiff, Wales, Clifford studied at Richmond Theological College, London, England and was ordained a Minister of the Methodist Church of England in 1953.  Clifford and Christine first met while he was at College, married in 1953, and after serving in pastorates in Halifax and Swindon, they brought their young family with two sons to Montreal in 1959.

Clifford joined the United Church of Canada and served the congregation of Queen Mary Road United Church as assistant Minister responsible for youth. In 1962 he was called to serve at City View United Church, Nepean, Ontario where Richard joined the family in 1964. Clifford also served as Chaplain to the Ottawa Welsh Society for several decades.

Devoted to professionalism and life-long learning Clifford attended Carleton University part-time over many years, while also leading growth of the City View congregation and development of a new Church building.  He graduated from Carleton with an Honours degree in Political Science and German.  Clifford was a voracious reader and student and during the mid-1970’s he devoted himself to full time studies at the University of Western Ontario, graduating with a Masters Degree in Library Science. 

After four years with federal government libraries, Clifford returned to work with the United Church in eastern Ontario at Williamstown and Martintown, and retired at 65 to Almonte, Ontario in 1988. Within weeks he began supporting the local United Church and was called on by the United Church of Canada to focus efforts on interim Ministry to assist congregations in transition across Eastern Ontario. 

Finally retiring at age 75, he and Christine enjoyed many happy years in Almonte before joining the Port Perry community in 2014. Greatly respected for his dedication, humour, and commitment to others, Clifford was a people person, loved by so many for his work, constant optimism and drive to take on new challenges and serve others.
Arrangements for a celebration of Clifford’s life will be announced at a later date. 

If desired, donations in Clifford’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

FERGUSON, Ewen Lorne Ferguson - Obituary | Print |

FERGUSON, Ewen Lorne -

Ferguson_EwenPassed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at the age of 80.

Dearly loved husband of Dorothy (nee Hardwick) for 51 years.

Much loved and cherished Dad of Andrea Ferguson Jones and her husband Stephen Jones of Markham.

Ewen is predeceased by his sister Mary Ferguson as well as his parents John Ferguson and Helen (Bates) Ferguson.

Fondly remembered by his sister-in-law Diane Shannon and her husband Bill and his brothers-in-law Richard and his wife Mary and Bill and his wife Pat. Pre-deceased by his

Parents-in-law Ernest Hardwick and Frances (Tippin) Hardwick. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and their families.

Ewen himself had a successful business career – first in management at Southam Business Publications, and then he was Founder & President of Ferguson Publishing, a company he successfully operated for some 25 years. Ferguson Publishing included several niche publications geared to the Canadian construction industry.

However it wasn't all work for Ewen – he enjoyed travelling, most particularly in his own plane. Indeed, Ewen identified flying as one of the most enjoyable pastimes he pursued during his lifetime, and he obtained great pleasure and peace flying in the Canadian & US skies. He shared this love with Andrea & Dorothy, who also became pilots, and also with his son-in-law, Stephen, another pilot.

Visitation at BARNES MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 5295 Thickson Rd. N., Whitby on Monday, August 3rd, from 2 - 4 pm.

Then to St. Thomas Anglican Church, 101 Winchester Rd., Brooklin on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, where visitation will commence from 10:00 am until time of Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m.

In memory of Ewen, donations to Parkinson Society or St. Thomas Anglican Church.

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