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MAWHINNEY, Betty Louise (Moffatt) Mawhinney - Obituary | Print |

MAWHINNEY, Betty Louise (nee Moffatt)

Passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by family on February 27th, 2015 in her 87th year.

Dearly beloved wife of James Ian Mawhinney.

Loving mom to Carol (Pat), Cathy (Leo) and Nancy (Randy). Beloved Nanny to Michelle, Amanda, Matt (Julie), Haley and Sean. Loved by all, missed by many.

Service will be hld in Mississauga, on Tuesday March 3rd.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated.


MAYO, George Francis Malcolm Mayo - Obituary | Print |

MAYO, George Francis Malcolm -

Passed away peacefully on Friday, February 27, 2015 at the age of 88.

Predeceased by cherished wife Sheila. Loving father of Rosemary, Michael, Peter (Josie) and Richard (Joanne).

Beloved grandfather of Alyssa, Brianna, Sara and AJ. Great-grandfather of Cally.

He will be sadly missed on this earth, but welcomed into heaven.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 5th at St. Paul's Anglican Church (1190 Lorne Park Road, Mississauga) at 1 p.m .


McCOLL, Harry McPhee McColl Obituary | Print |

McCOLL, Harry McPhee –

Retired Toronto Star employee.

Peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday, February 27, 2015 in his 85th year.

Beloved husband to Lynn for 47 years. Loving father of Debbie, Kevin H., Shawn, Kevin D. (Wanda), Kendall (JoAnne) and Carolyn. Predeceased by son Wayne. Proud grandfather of 9 and great grandfather of 12.

Respecting Harry's wishes, private family arrangements have been made.

A special thank you to, Dr. MacIntyre, the V.O.N. and the St. Elizabeth P.S.W.s for your care and kindness during Harry's illness.

Those wishing to express memorial donations may do so to Brighton Community Care.

McVICAR, Elsie Anne (nee Wilson) McVicar - Obituary | Print |

McVICAR, Elsie Anne (nee Wilson)

Wife of the late Robert James McVicar, passed away peacefully at Gibson House, February 27, 2015 in her 102nd year.

Elsie was the dear mother of Bob, Don and Bruce and mother-in-law of Marian and the late Linda and friend Elaine Mason.

She was the caring grandmother of Patti McKay (Doug), Scott (Linda), David, Rob (Jill), Doug and Wendy McVicar-Lew (Tony). She was a very proud great-grandmother (Gran-Gran) of Amy, Kate, Nicholas, Lindsay, Allison, Drew, Danielle and Sarah.

She will also be greatly missed by her nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service will be held in Toronto, on Monday March 2nd.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Participation House, 9 Butternut Lane, Markham, Ontario.

MUIR, Jean Isabelle (Kerr) Muir Obituary | Print |

MUIR, Jean Isabelle (nee Kerr)

Peacefully at The Brant Centre, Burlington on Friday, February 27, 2015, Jean passed away in her 73rd year.

She is survived by her dear brother Jim (Judy) Kerr of Stoney Creek. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her step-children Janet Beltrame (Steve) of Waterdown, Tom Muir (Judy) of Hamilton, and Jim Muir (Cathy) of Amherstburg and their families.

Special thanks to the staff at The Brant Centre for all their loving care.

Arrangements out of Waterdown. As per Jean's wishes, cremation has taken place.

NAGANO, Hisako Gay Nagano - Obituary | Print |

NAGANO, Hisako Gay -

(Retired from Goodwill after 25 years of service)

Peacefully at Riverview Manor on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Gay Nagano of Peterborough (formerly of Toronto) in her 84th year.

Daughter of the late Saimatsu and Kiyono Nagano. Sister of Teruko (Yosh) Shin, Harumi Nakao, Yoko Shigetomi, Masako Jamieson, all of Toronto. Aunt Gay will also be missed by many nieces and nephews.

A private family service was held in Peterborough, on Saturday, February 28th. A private family interment will take place in the spring in Toronto.

If desired, donations may be made to Goodwill.


NASH, Alwyn 'John' Nash - Obituary | Print |

NASH, Alwyn 'John' -

Canadian Army Veteran WWII RCCS

Passed away at the age of 91 at the Tony Stacey Centre on February 27, 2015.

John will be greatly missed by his wife Evelyn; children Lynda, Susan and Ted; grandchildren Brandon, Jonathan, Benjamin, Kaylee, Keira, Evan, Leiah and great-grandchildren Gavin and Ava.

A Veterans Service will be held Saturday, April 11th at 2 p.m. at Royal Canadian Legion, 45 Lawson Road, West Hill.


NOAKES, Marjorie Alice Noakes - Obituary | Print |

NOAKES, Marjorie Alice

Peacefully at the Briton House Retirement Centre, Toronto, on Friday, February 27, 2015, in her 92nd year.

Marjorie, beloved wife of the late Len.

Dear mother of Joan and her husband Richard Walter and the late Janet and John Pearson.  Devoted and cherished grandmother of Laura Walter and her fiancé, John Clancy of London, UK and Alison Messmer and her husband, Matt of Guelph.  Marjorie was a dear friend, neighbour and adopted grandmother, "Muffy" to the Patel family.

Special thanks to the entire staff at Briton House for their care and kindness, especially during the past few weeks.

A service will be held in LEASIDE UNITED CHURCH, 822 Millwood Road on Thursday, March 5 at 1:30 p.m.

In her memory, donations to Leaside United Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

OSBORNE, Claire Osborne Obituary | Print |

OSBORNE, Claire -

Passed away peacefully on Friday, February 27, 2015, loving wife of the late Steve Fitzsimmons.

She will be missed by her children Shawn (late Sheila), Kevin (Gina), Theresa Sukkel (Bill), Janet Bosanac (Mike), Diane Littler (Tim) and the late Timothy (1998). Cherished by her grandchildren Amy, Katie, Jessica, Meagan, late Stephanie, Eric, late William Robert, Olivia, Blake, Mackenzie and great-grandchildren Tyler, Jada, Neisa, Dayton, Avery and Emily.

Predeceased by her first husband Clark Osborne. Lovingly remembered by her step-son Coulter Osborne (Barbara), granddaughters Julie, Mary, Katie and by her great-grandchildren Coulter, Ian, Annick and Luke; who express appreciation for the love, care and devotion of Steve and all the Fitzsimmons family.

Claire will be dearly missed by her extended family and friends. She now joins her parents Archibald and Dorothy and her brother Paul in God’s heavenly kingdom.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 2265 Headon Rd, Burlington, on Thursday, March 5th at 11 am. Cremation has taken place.

If desired, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

PAICE, David Paice - Obituary | Print |

PAICE, David -

Peacefully, on Friday. February 27, 2015 supported by his family.

David is remembered and loved by his wife Shoshana; children Michael Paice, Elana Paice Lidsky and Brian Lidsky; grandchildren Matthew and Lauren Lidsky; sister Nancy Bolton; brothers and sister-in-law Hal Bolton, Sydney and Ellen Lerer; and many friends and family.

Shiva will be held at 319 Richview Avenue. The family welcomes visitors from 1-5 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m. daily. Services at 8:00 p.m. daily. Shiva will conclude Friday morning.

Service will be held in Toronto, on Monday, March 2nd.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 416-946-6560, or the charity of your choice.


PERRY, Paul Wade Perry - Obituary | Print |

PERRY, Paul Wade -

At Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto on Friday February 27, 2015.  Paul Perry of Ardoch in his 80th year.

Son of the late Richard & Helen (Crowe) Perry.

Brother of Ruby Walders, Pickering; Myrtle Robinson, Ardoch; Harold, Ardoch; Joan, Ardoch and the late Neil & Floyd.

Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will take place in Ardoch in the spring.

PYVES, Judith 'Judy' Pyves - Obituary | Print |

PYVES, Judith 'Judy' -

Pyves_Judy(December 17, 1944 - February 27, 2015)

Born December 17, 1944 in Montreal, Quebec, only child of James Alexander Anderson and Thelma Proulx. Judy passed away after a courageous bout with cancer.

Judy lived her life with passion, kindness and a commitment to her friends and family. Judy was married for 44 years to Rick Pyves and they were blessed with four children, Cindy (Mark), Wendy (Sam), Melanie and Stacy (Robyn).

Judy was a loving grandmother and friend to Damien, Christian, Nathanial, Tristan, Jacob and Cedar and a beloved sister-in-law to Colleen (Steve), Julie (Tom) and Leslie and will be missed by all who knew her, especially her family.

The Pyves family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Judy's health care and personal care providers including Heather, Kathy, Laverne, Linda, Greg, Beverley, Amanda and Joan for their support.

A special thanks to Judy's lifelong friends Kerry and Carol.

Family and friends will be received at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Old Kingston Rd, Ajax, 905 428-8488 on Sunday, March 8th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

The Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, March 9th at 11:00am. Interment to follow at Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers if desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Kidney Foundation.

Online condolences may be placed at


QUAN, Chick Chun Quan - Obituary | Print |

QUAN, Chick Chun -

Quan_ChickChick passed away peacefully after a brief illness in his 82nd year.

Survived by Nancy, his loving wife of 50 years.

Beloved father of Allan (Erlinda Go), Melanie (Michael Biskaris), Ace and Rob (Mei Ng), beloved grandpa to Alyanna, Justin, Nathan and Matthew.

We would like to thank the staff of nursing station 3A at Scarborough Grace Hospital for their compassionate care.

The family will be holding a celebration of Chick’s life on March 8th, with details to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sick Kids Hospital in Chick’s memory.


QUANTZ, Stephen Quantz - Obituary | Print |

QUANTZ, Stephen -

Peacefully on Friday, February 27, 2015 at Scarborough General Hospital in his 78th year.

Beloved husband of the late Judy (1992).

Survived by his loving daughter Jill Quantz and her husband Andrew Tumber of Toronto; sister Cathy Glenn.

Service will be held in Toronto, on Sunday, March 8th.

Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

QUINN, Robert William Quinn - Obituary | Print |

QUINN, Robert William -

Quinn_RobertDecember 23, 1930 - February 27, 2015

On February 27, 2015 at Hill House Hospice surrounded by family, in his 85th year.

Loving husband of Lorraine "Lori" of 41 years.

Caring father of David (Chantel), Leanne (Paul) and Lynda.

Grandfather of Patrick (Yuliana), Anne, Graham, Greg, Ian, Delaney, Shannon and William.

Great-grandfather of Chloe and Reid. Survived by his sister Marion of Maghera, Northern Ireland.

Memorial Service will be held in Aurora on Saturday, March 7th.

Donations to the Hill House Hospice or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

RANSBERRY, Harold Clifford 'Mac' Ransberry - Obituary | Print |

RANSBERRY, Harold Clifford 'Mac'

Ransberry_HaroldPassed away peacefully and with dignity on Friday, February 27th, 2015 at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville in his 92nd year.

Beloved husband of the late Norma for 62 years.

Loving father of Darlene (the late George) Muller, Joan Ransberry, Don (Marilyn) Ransberry. Proud grandfather of Robby, Danny, Sally, the late Gordon, Beth, Briar, Scott and Sean.  Dearly loved by 12 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.

Harold will be missed by sisters Mae Henderson, Eleanor (Clifford) Terrill and Norma (Harold) Forder.

Predeceased by Jack, Gordon, Russell, Lloyd, Mel, Jean, Ken, Barb and Isobel.

Friends, family and neighbours will be received at visitation at the MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 4 Division Street, Bowmanville on Wednesday, March 4th from 2 – 4 &  7 – 9 p.m.

Funeral service will be held at ORONO UNITED CHURCH on Thursday, March 5th at 2 p.m. with visitation at the church from 1 – 2 p.m.  Spring interment in Orono Cemetery.

Donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Orono United Church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

Condolences to the family may be made online at

RUSSO, Domenico Russo - Obituary | Print |

RUSSO, Domenico -  "Express Condolences"

Russo_Domenico(June 18, 1939 - February 27, 2015)

(4th Degree Knights of Columbus)

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at Lakeridge Health – Oshawa on February 27th, 2015 at the age of 75.

Loving and adored husband of Teresa for 54 years.  Loving father of Salvatore (Lori), Anna and Pasqualina (Alan). Adored Nonno of Christopher, Nicole and Eric.

Domenico is predeceased by Maria (Domenico), Consilia (Luigi), Nicola (Gina), Guiseppe (Maria) and survived by sister Antonietta (Pietro) as well as by many nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and neighbours.

Domenico will be forever remembered for his love of family, devotion to his Church, his contribution to charity and those less fortunate.

Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Tuesday, March 3rd, from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. MARY OF THE PEOPLE CHURCH (570 Marion Avenue, Oshawa) on Wednesday, March 4th, at 10:30 a.m. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.

The family would like to extend its gratitude to the caring and compassionate nursing staff on 6C at Lakeridge Health Oshawa for taking such good care of Domenico and his family during their stay.

Donations will be gratefully accepted for Lakeridge Health Foundation -6th, Floor or Princess Margaret Hospital.

Online condolences may be made at


SHARPE, Barbara Sharpe - Obituary | Print |

SHARPE, Barbara -

Sharpe_BarbaraAt age 89, of Stratford passed away peacefully at VON Sakura House, RR# 5 Woodstock on February 27, 2015.

She was born in Pontycymmer, Wales, daughter of the late Richard and Sarah Edwards. Barbara and her husband Jack were married in Wales and came to Canada in 1947. They lived in Toronto, England, Bolton and Exeter, moving to Stratford in 1999.

Beloved wife of the late John Robert (Jack) Sharpe who predeceased her February 24, 2009.

Loving mother of Carolyn Jenkins (John), Christopher Sharpe (Sonia). Grandmother of Erin Jenkins (Paul Peek), Shelley Jenkins, Jennifer Brockman (Jesse), David Sharpe (Andrea). Great grandmother of Sophie, Rory and Jack Brockman.

Also survived by brothers Ken Edwards (Lyn), Roger Milo Edwards, by a sister-in-law Barbara Hanney and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister Beryl Hammond.

Friends and relatives may call at St. James Anglican Church, 41 Mornington Street, Stratford on Tuesday, March 3rd where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Rev. Canon Dr. Lorne Mitchell will officiate.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to VON Sakura House.

SMITH, Glenna Rebecca (LaTOUCHE) - Obituary | Print |

SMITH, Glenna Rebecca (nee LaTOUCHE) -

Passed away peacefully on Friday, February 27, 2015 at Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation, Toronto.

Glenna will be sadly missed by her family and many friends.

We would like to send a special thanks to the staff at Leisureworld.

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Neweduk-Erin Mills" Chapel, 1981 Dundas St. W., Mississauga (just east of Erin Mills Pkwy.), on Friday from 5-9 p.m.

Funeral Service will be at The Anglican Church of St. John the Baptist (Dixie), 719 Dundas St. E., Mississauga, on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 11 a.m. Interment St. John's Dixie Cemetery.

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

SMITH, Katherine 'Kay' Smith - Obituary | Print |

SMITH, Katherine 'Kay' -

Smith_KatherineTwo days shy of her 98th birthday, Kay passed away peacefully on Friday, February 27, 2015.

Predeceased by her husband John (Jack).

Beloved mother of Susan Wetmore, David (Sue), Nancy Tarek (Will) and Wendy Smith-Bilton (the late Fred).

Proud grandma of Sarah, Jen, Bill, Tara, Kate and Ainsley.

Great-grandmother to Sebastian.

Family and friends will be received at Ward Funeral Home, 52 Main Street South (Highway 10), Brampton, ON, Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 7-9 p.m.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the Ward Chapel.

Cremation has taken place.

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

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