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SHIER, Donald Shier - Obituary | Print |

SHIER, Donald

Peacefully, at the Cooksville Care Centre in Mississauga, on Monday, May 25, 2015, at the age of 86.

Beloved husband of the late Eleanor.

Loving father of Suzanne McElcheran (Paul) and Donald Jr. Proud grandfather of Daniel, Kimberley and Kirsten.

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane Subway, on Monday, June 1, 2015, from 7-9 p.m.

For those who wish, memorial donations to CAMH would be appreciated.

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STAMOULOS, Dimitrios Stamoulos - Obituary | Print |

STAMOULOS, Dimitrios -

Passed away peacefully on May 25, 2015, at the age of 67.

Survived by his beloved spouse Dina, he leaves behind his loving children Penny and John Stamoulos and many loving family members and friends.

Dimitrios courageously endured hemodialysis for almost 6 years and in his final months he courageously battled cancer. He will be remembered in the hearts of all his family and friends for his incredible strength, perseverance, laughter and beautiful, loving heart.

Visitation will be held at Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette Street, on Wednesday, May 27th from 4 to 9 p.m. Prayers at 7:30 p.m.

Orthodox rite of funeral to be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 28th at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 54 Clinton Street.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Humber River Hospital, Dialysis Unit.

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SVOBODA, Frantisek 'Frank' Svoboda Obituary | Print |

SVOBODA, Frantisek 'Frank'-

Peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital on Monday, May 25, 2015 at the age of 83.

Beloved husband of Erika Svoboda (nee Hruskova). Loving father of Joseph Svoboda and his wife Jennifer. Frank will be dearly missed by his siblings Josef Svoboda (Lewina) and Marie Novotna (Zdenek).

Visitation at SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, 485 Brant Street, Burlington, Ontario on Thursday, May 28th from 5 - 8p.m.

Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Parish, 2016 Blairholm Avenue (at Brant Street), Burlington on Friday, May 29th at 11a.m. Interment.

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Frank are asked to please consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association.

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SYPOSZ, Thaddeus 'Ted' Syposz - Obituary | Print |

SYPOSZ, Thaddeus 'Ted' -

After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Thaddeus (Ted) Syposz passed away on Monday, May 25, 2015 at the age of 79 at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Beloved husband of Gloria (nee Melito) of 50 years, preceded by his parents, Joseph and Stefania.

He will be greatly missed by his children, Lisa Ann (Richard), Joey (Cindy) and Tara (Michael), his grandchildren, Lauren, Matthew, Conrad, Vincent and Addison. He was a wonderful brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend. He worked at the Bank of Nova Scotia as a Foreign Exchange Trader, Ontario March of Dimes as the Assistant Executive Director and as the Administrator at Wawel Villa Seniors Residences.

Many heartfelt thanks to Dr. Alexandre Zlotta and his medical team, Dr. Mohammad Hajiha, Brenda O'Connor (RN) and all the nursing staff on the 14th floor and Intensive Care Unit.

Family and friends will be received at Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West, Toronto, on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 6-9 p.m. and on Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. with Vigil Service at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral service to be held in the Chapel on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. followed by interment.

For those who wish, donations may be made to the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation, attention Dr. Zlotta's research.

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TABORSKI, Maria Taborski - Obituary | Print |


The family announces her passing.

Maria is now joining her late husband Jan.

Loving sister-in-law to Krystyna.

Loving aunt to Bozena (Andrew) and Jolanta. Cherished great-aunt to Iga and Josphine and their families.

Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (at 14th St., between Islington and Kipling Aves., 416-259-3705) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers at 3 p.m.

Funeral Service will be held at St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, Friday at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Kidney Foundation.

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VENDRAMIN, Maurizio (Morris) Vendramin - Obituary | Print |

VENDRAMIN, Maurizio (Morris)

Unexpectedly, on Monday, May 25, 2015, at the age of 58.

Beloved son of Eugenia and the late Giovanni.

Loving father of Giovanni, Nicholas and Alanna. Dear brother of Maurena and husband Nick and Sandy and husband Fab.

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane Subway, on Friday from 4-8 p.m.

Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, May 30th at 4 p.m.

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ZELE-MUSINA, Slavka Zele-Musina - Obituary | Print |


May 1, 1937 – May 25, 2015

Born in Trnje, Slovenia and died suddenly in Parry Sound.

Predeceased by husband Carlo, survived by brothers Marjan, Tone and Franc, lifetime friend and daughter Cveti (Bill), grandchildren Vanessa (Milos), Amanda (Fabio) and Daniel, great-grandchildren Isabella and Gabriel, Matthew and Ryan. Slavka impacted the lives of all who were fortunate to have met her.

She spent her final three years among the flowers and trees that she so loved at her Parry Sound country home that she shared with family.

Thank you Dr. Shklar, Dr. Karasic, Katie Hogue and the paramedics and staff of the West Parry Sound Health Centre.

A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, June 9th at the Turner and Porter Peel Chapel at 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga.

Greetings commence at 6:00 p.m., service at 7:00 p.m., followed by a time of fellowship with wine and sweets.

The family suggests that any gifts in memory of Slavka be made to The West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation.

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ARGYRIS, John Argyris - Obituary | Print |


Passed away on Sunday, May 24th, 2015 at Sunnybrook Holland Centre at the age of 89.

John, beloved husband of the late Petra. Dear father of William and his wife Mary.

Sadly missed by his grandchildren Jason, Liam and his wife Jennifer, Christine and her fiancé Luciano and great-grandchildren Chloe, Naomi and Myles. Dear uncle of Andon and Negy Tsarvenkov and the family.

John will be fondly remembered by family and friends.

Predeceased by his daughter Kay.

Visitation at the Pine Hills Visitation Centre, 625 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough (north of St. Clair Ave. E., 416-267-8229) on Wednesday, May 27th and Thursday, May 28th from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m.

Eulogies on Friday, May 29th at 10:30 a.m. in Pine Hills Visitation Centre with interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory can be made to a charity of choice.

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ARMSTRONG, George Armstrong - Obituary | Print |


1935 - 2015

It is with immense sorrow that the family of George E. Armstrong announces his death on May 24, 2015 at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

George was born in Consett, County Durham, England to Jonathan and Nellie Armstrong.

He is survived by Suzanne Granda- Armstrong, his wife of more than forty years, his children Karen (Tim Brown) and Craig as well as his grandchildren Jamie, Adam and Stacey Brown.

Also mourning are his mother-in-law Louise Granda, brothers-in-law Rodney Granda (Andree Achard) and Paul Granda (Lise-Anne Desjardins) his goddaughter Francoise Granda and nephews Simon and Renaud Granda as well as many friends and relatives.

George was exceedingly well-read. He also had a passion for aviation, cars and history. He had a great sense of humour, an astute intellect and a positive attitude. He had a fantastic life filled with adventures and happy memories and had the joy of sharing it with people who truly loved him.

George joined Bechtel Corporation in 1967 where he remained until 1991 when he left to accept a position with Raytheon Engineers and Constructors which he held for eleven years.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27th in the Grace Chapel of Saint-David's Episcopal Church, 301 East 8th Street, Austin, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations to The Myeloma Crowd Research Foundation will be appreciated. 3315 Mayflower Avenue, Suite 1, Lehi, Utah 84043.


BUSCH, John William (Jack) Busch - Obituary | Print |

BUSCH, John William (Jack) -

1920 - 2015

It is with sorrow that we announce the passing of Jack Busch on May 24, 2015.

Born in London, Ontario, he was raised on a farm with his brothers Lloyd and Tom (predeceased). Married to Marion (predeceased) for sixty-three years, he will be greatly missed by his children Robert (Susan), Elynn and Lynda, grandsons Ian (Vivian) and David, great-grandchildren Elise and Ben, cousin Nancy, brother-in- law Ian (Dorothy), sister-in-law Janet, nieces and nephews, and friends.

Jack had many varied interests and especially enjoyed gardening and going to auctions. He restored antique clocks for many years and in the past few years spent many hours woodcarving with a special focus on birds. Jack was a graduate of the Ontario Agricultural College (University of Guelph) and trained as a Bomber Navigator in WWII.

While working full time and with a young family, he earned an MBA from McMaster University.

Since 1953, together with Marion, Jack took special pride in building and renovating their cottage property on Georgian Bay. It had been a very special place for him.

Visitation will take place Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W., Toronto, 416-489-8733 (courtesy parking available across the street at the North Toronto Community Centre).

Funeral service will be held in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 5, 2015.

In lieu of flowers donations to "Friends of Wye Marsh" would be appreciated.

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CARTHEW, Joseph John Carthew - Obituary | Print |

CARTHEW, Joseph John -

Rest in peace.

Born February 10, 1958, passed away May 24, 2015.

Survived by daughter Avalon and her mother Kathy Glassford, his mother Carmen, father Robert, sisters Gail Holness and Jennifer Smith, brother Daniel, nephews Michael, Andrew and Sawyer and nieces Arianna and Paeton.

Service to be announced.


CASIMIRI, Sante Casimiri - Obituary | Print |


Casimiri_SanteJanuary 27, 1928 - May 24, 2015

Passed suddenly in his 88th year.

Loving husband of Filomena, proud father of Anna (Dario), Luigi (Charlene) and Luciano (Kristeen).

Devoted Nonno to Marc, Philip (Jennifer), Craig, Vanessa (Nick), Jessie (Voula), Julia, Andrew, Elise, Ray and Sam. Bisnonno to his treasured Matteo. Predeceased by his brother and 2 sisters.

Sante enjoyed spending quality time with friends and family. A positive and outgoing nature, he was beloved by all who knew him. As a master carpenter, his craftsmanship and precision will live on forever in the works that continue to be cherished.

Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 1141 St. Clair Ave. W. (1 block east of Dufferin St.), on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Matthew's Catholic Church on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. with entombment at Prospect Cemetery to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the CNIB would be appreciated.

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COX, Anna-Gail (nee Hampson) Cox - Obituary | Print |

COX, Anna-Gail (nee Hampson) -

Passed away peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, on May 24, 2015, at the age of 72.

Loving mother of Kristine Montanaro (Michael) and Amanda Cox-Arquilla (Roberto). Grandma of Max and expected child of Amanda and Rob. Beloved sister of Virginia Nielsen. Aunt of Mindi and Bibi. Dearest cousin of Helen Schulz (Bob). Dearest friend of Bev Novakovich. Former spouse and friend of Murray Cox. Gail will be lovingly remembered by those who knew her.

Family and friends will be received at the Glendale Funeral Home, 1810 Albion Road, Etobicoke (416-679-1803), on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m.

A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 11 a.m.

Private family interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Dr. A. McCart Surgical Oncology Division at Mount Sinai Hospital or to the Hospital for Sick Children.

A special thank you to all those who have been supportive and loving during these difficult times.

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DI PEDE, Vincenzo Di Pede - Obituary | Print |

DI PEDE, Vincenzo -

Peacefully passed away, after a short illness on Sunday, May 24, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 85.

Beloved husband of 61 years to Loretta. Caring and devoted father of Anna Maria (Ennio) and Frank (Cheryl). Proud Nonno of Theresa (Justin), Christine (David), Tanya, Luke, Charli and Adam and Bisnonno to Sophia and Nathan.

Vincenzo will be lovingly remembered by many family and friends.

The family will receive friends at the Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home, 211 Langstaff Road East (west of Bayview Avenue), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place within the funeral home Chapel of St. Joseph on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10 a.m.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Mackenzie Health Palliative Care.

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DRYDEN, Gwendolyn Patricia 'Gwen' (Grieve) Dryden Obituary | Print |

DRYDEN, Gwendolyn Patricia (nee Grieve) -

Dryden_GwenIn her 90th year, at Oakville Trafalgar Hospital on Pentecost Sunday, May 24th, 2015 after a great and lengthy battle with Multiple Myeloma, God and Gwen decided it was her time.

Born August 5th, 1925 in Toronto to Robert McLeod Grieve and Mildred Greenaway Grieve, Gwen received an Honours BA from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Education from the Ontario College of Education. Gwen’s teaching career included Waterford District High School, followed by Galt, Sarnia Northern & East York Collegiate Institute & Vocational Schools, the Maplehurst Correctional Institute and Milton District High School.

In 2005, in recognition of her countless hours of volunteer fund-raising for university scholarships for women with the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW), Gwen received the first North Halton Athena Award. The Athena Award honours a commitment to leadership excellence within the community.

In 2014, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of CFUW, the Milton and District club established a special scholarship award for a female graduate from the Milton area pursuing post-secondary education. It is named the CFUW 100th Anniversary Gwen Dryden Margaret Gray Award after Gwen and Margaret Gray, both long-time members of the Milton club who had very successful careers teaching in Milton.

Gwen is survived by Doug, her husband and favourite bridge partner for the past 57 years, her children Wendy (Toronto), Kevin & his wife Mary (Stoney Creek) and their sons Christian (Brampton), Tim and David Rozon (Montreal) and by William Greenaway (Boston, MA) her first cousin whom she considered her “little brother” as well as by her many friends of long standing from across the country.

Our family would like to say a special thank you to Gwen’s Haematologist, Dr. Andrea Lee, the most caring quarterback of her medical team in her battle with Multiple Myeloma, the wonderful staff of the Oakville Trafalgar Hospital Outpatient Daycare Department where Mom received her cancer treatments, the amazing team of Personal Support Workers who helped Gwen live life on her own terms at her new home, Birkdale Place, and the gentle hands of all the medical professionals at Oakville Trafalgar Hospital who cared for Gwen during her final days.

Our family looks forward to seeing those of you who will be able to join us in person at one of the following gatherings at the McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home, 114 Main St. E., Milton, Ontario. Visitations on Wednesday, May 27th 2015 from 2 to 4pm or 7 to 9pm. Celebration of life on Thursday, May 28th at 1pm in the funeral home chapel. As Gwen loved colour, please wear something pink, purple or whatever other colour makes your heart sing.

In lieu of flowers, our family would like you to consider making a memorial donation to one of the following charities or another of your choice:
1. Education of Women - the CFUW 100th Anniversary Gwen Dryden Margaret Gray Award.
2. Arthritis Research - Gwen's health challenges began as a result of her Rheumatoid Arthritis. The Arthritis and Autoimmunity Research Centre (AARC) at University Health Network (UHN) is Canada's largest and most comprehensive centre dedicated to research on over 100 chronic and debilitating illnesses associated with arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.
3. Oakville Trafalgar Hospital Foundation - directed to Outpatient Daycare. A gift directed to this department will ensure more resources to equip the new Outpatient Daycare facilities in the new Oakville Hospital which will open in December this year.

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FLAHERTY, Mary Josephine Flaherty - Obituary | Print |

FLAHERTY, Mary Josephine, RN, PhD -

January 6, 1934 - May 24, 2015

Daughter of the late C. Edna (Henry) and Richard Joseph Flaherty, sister of Richard (Mary), Catherine, the late Genevieve Wilson and the late James Flaherty. She is also survived by great- nephew Christopher Flaherty and great-niece Lauren Flaherty who brought Josephine immense happiness and pride. Born in Toronto and educated in Riverdale Collegiate and University of Toronto, she devoted her life to nursing practice and education. Josephine was former Principal Nursing Officer of Canada, former Dean of the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Western Ontario and a past President of the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario.

Profound appreciation to Dr. Timothy Flaherty for his care and concern and to Dr. Marian McGee and countless members of the nursing and health care professions for their support and assistance.

Deepest gratitude to her family of friends from St. Joseph's Parish for their constant kindness and to the staff of The Salvation Army Grace Manor, Ottawa, for the joy and care generously given.

In care of the Kelly Funeral Home, Somerset Chapel, cremation has taken place.

Funeral Mass to be celebrated at St. Joseph's Church, Ottawa, on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 12 noon with interment in Thornhill, Ontario, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Registered Nurses' Foundation of Ontario, the Canadian Nurses Foundation or The Salvation Army Grace Manor, Ottawa.


JONES, Karen D. Jones - Obituary | Print |

JONES, Karen D. -

Jones_KarenMay 13th, 1946 - May 24th, 2015

Karen a loved Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend.

Her infectious laughter and joy for life will be missed by all who knew her.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday May, 30th at 11:00 am. Faith Lutheran Church, 44 William Street West, Oshawa.

The family request you join them for food and drinks while they share wonderful memories of Karen.

In her memory, in lieu of flowers, we are taking donations to create an outdoor patio and Bar-B-Que area for Faith Place Senior Apartments.

Donations can be made at

Karen enjoyed her time with all of the residents at Faith Place and she believed fellowship was important for daily happiness.

We know a new outdoor space will create many new happy memories for the residents at Faith Place Senior Apartments.

Additional funds will be donated to the Oshawa Seniors Centre a place Karen enjoyed exercise, meals and fellowship.

JORDAN, Bernice Elva (Kinsman) Jordan - Obituary | Print |

JORDAN, Bernice Elva (nee Kinsman)

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, in her 80th year.

Loving wife of the late Patrick Jordan (2013), adored mother of Cheryl (John Geikins), Edward and Mark (the late Lauren Scott), cherished Grandma of Kyle, Spencer, Tiffany, Courtney, Mackensie, Alex and Zachary, dear sister of Doreen, Gail, Dale and Mimi and beloved daughter of the late Clara and Norman Kinsman.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 28th from 7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles).

Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, May 29th at 11 a.m. at St. Timothy's Roman Catholic Church, 21 Leith Hill Road, Toronto. Private cremation.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to The Kidney Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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LeBLANC, Olga (Schilcher) LeBlanc - Obituary | Print |

LeBLANC, Olga (nee Schilcher)

Born on August 29, 1919 in Gurk, AustriaIt is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Olga on Sunday, May 24, 2015 in her 96th year at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ontario.

Predeceased by her loving husband, Arthur J. LeBlanc (1982); her parents Aloise and Martine Schilcher and her sisters Ida and Trudy of Austria. Survived by her sister-in-law, Therese LeBlanc of Dorval, Quebec, many nieces, nephews, cousins and their families in Canada, the United States and Austria, in addition to many longtime friends.

Formerly of Toronto, Craigleith and Barrie in Ontario, Olga travelled the world with her husband and enjoyed skiing, hiking, gardening, creating beautiful pieces of stained glass and spending hours weaving wonderful creations on her loom.

Special thanks and appreciation for the wonderful and compassionate care she received from the staff, caregivers and volunteers on the 5th floor at Southlake Residential Care Village in Newmarket, Ontario, where she was a resident since August 2012.

At Olga's request, there was no formal funeral service.

Interment will take place in Thornhill, Ontario, where she will be reunited with her husband, Arthur.


LUKACHKO, Mary (nee Kovac) Lukachko - Obituary | Print |

LUKACHKO, Mary (nee Kovac) -

March 18, 1922 - May 24, 2015

With great sadness our gentle, kindhearted mother passed away early Sunday morning.

Beloved wife of the late John Lukachko, mother of Alan (Barbara), Paul (Michelle), Mary Ann (Chris), Michael (Donna), Edward (Joslyne), Peter John (Barbara), Margaret and her "other" daughter Mary (Andrew), their families, her grandchildren, great- grandchildren and her extended family and friends and all who knew her as the "neighbourhood mom". She was a devoted and loving wife and mother. With intelligence and calmness, she lovingly raised her 7 children.

She was a renaissance woman who was spiritually devoted to her faith, had great curiosity about the world around her, read extensively, collected stamps, had a quirky sense of humour, was a problem solver (solved problems that MacGyver couldn't), was a teacher, an amazing cook and baker, created luscious gardens, designed and sewed beautiful clothes for her family and friends, rewired lamps and tiled bathroom walls.

The only challenge that she couldn't master was riding a bike. With love and thanks to her amazing Revy, caregivers, Luz, Emma, and Redellia and to the staff at the Claremont Retirement Home and General Medicine at Toronto General Hospital.

Friends may call at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (courtesy parking available across the street at the North Toronto Community Centre), on Wednesday, May 27th from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. with prayers and tributes at 7 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Monica's Church, 44 Broadway Ave., Thursday, May 28th at 11 a.m. Following the Mass, a private interment in Thornhill, ON.

Donations in her honour can be made to the Jesuit Development Office, Heart & Stroke Foundation or your favourite charity.

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