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HIRCOCK, Ruth Hircock Harcort - Obituary | Print |

HIRCOCK, Ruth (aka Harcort) -

Hircock_Ruth_Harcort(March 30, 1929 - April 16, 2014)

Ruth Hircock, also known by her stage name Ruth Harcort, passed away peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital on Wednesday, April 16th at the age of 85.

Survived by her brother Roy Hircock. Ruth will be missed by all who loved her and the many individuals whose lives she touched with beauty, vitality, strength of will and grace.

Ruth was deeply loved and valued by her church family as well.

Ruth will be remembered by many as an accomplished actress and music director. 

A public Celebration of Life will be held for Ruth on Wednesday, May 21st at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 284 Division St., Cobourg. Any individuals or groups wishing to share musical or spoken tributes as part of the Celebration are invited to please contact Rev. Kristiane Black ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; 905-372-7911 ).

There will be a reception following the Celebration, and we invite people to bring photographs and items for display during the reception with them on the day of the Celebration.

JOHNSTON, Audrey Florence Johnston - Obituary | Print |

JOHNSTON, Audrey Florence -

Johnston__Audrey(August 21, 1922 – April 16, 2014)

Peacefully passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, in her 92nd year.

Cherished and much loved mother of Peter (Betsy), Cassandra (John), Timothy and Elizabeth. Doting grandmother of Desiree (Carey), Torrie (Dave), Briawna, Colton, Andrew and Liam. Proud great-grandmother of Lucy and Heidi.

Predeceased by her sisters Maisie (Murray) and Dorothy and brother Pat (Inez) whom all lived in Australia. Audrey will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her extended family in both Canada and Australia.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Wynfield Retirement Home and Lakeridge Health Oshawa 5G for all of their attention and care during her final years and days.

Knowing that she is now reunited with the love of her life, Lloyd, is a great solace to us all. They will both be in our hearts forever.

A private family service celebrating Audrey’s life will be held.

Arrangements have been entrusted to NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville.

If desired, Memorial Donations may be made to the Charles H. Best Diabetes Centre or a CHARITY of your choice.

KIGHT, Ricarda Kight - Obituary | Print |

KIGHT, Ricarda -

Peacefully, on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry, at age 74.

Ricarda (nee Mathews), beloved wife of the late Jim Kight of Sunderland (2004).

Loved mother of David and his wife Sarah of Beaverton. Loving grandmother of Taylor. Cherished daughter of Ricarda and the late Henry Mathews.

Dear sister of Harry Mathews of Cambridge and Bill Mathews of Toronto and sister-in-law of Nancy and her husband Gordon MacMillan of Port Perry. Dear aunt of Matt and Dianne MacMillan, Sue MacMillan, Rhonda and Gus Scaiano, and Jonathan and Sarah Mathews.

A Service to celebrate her life will be held in Port Perry on Saturday, April 19th. Interment, Prince Albert.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Port Perry Hospital Foundation.

KING, Geraldine 'Gerry' King - Obituary | Print |

KING, Geraldine 'Gerry' -

Suddenly at Scarborough General Hospital on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

Survived by her daughter Wendi and her husband Tom; her grandson Kirk; her mother Lillian "Billie"; her brothers Robert and his wife Glenda, Mike and his wife Sandy; her sister Karen and her husband Jim.

She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews.  

Funeral Service in Scarborough on Sunday April 20th.

Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association.


LOCKHART, Richard (Rickey) James Robert Lockhart - Obituary | Print |

LOCKHART, Richard (Rickey) James Robert -

Suddenly, at his home from a heart attack, on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Rick Lockhart, Toronto, formerly of Bolton, at the age of 55 years.

Loving and devoted father of Ryan and Christopher, remembered by their mother Jeanette.

Fondly remembered by his family and friends.

Funeral service will be held in Bolton on Thursday, April 24th. Followed by cremation.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario.


MELNYK, Pauline Melnyk - Obituary | Print |

MELNYK, Pauline -

Melnyk_PaulinePassed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre, Toronto on Wednesday April 16th, 2014 in her 90th year.

Beloved wife of the late Andrew Melnyk.

Loving mother of Anne, Marie and Walter. Cherished Baba of Julianne, Jeanie, Denise, Stephen, Justin and cherished Great Baba of Anna, Kai, Karsten and Dante.

Visitation will be held at the Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre, 60 Richview Road, Toronto on Tuesday, April 22nd from 9 a.m. until time of funeral service in the chapel at 10 a.m.

Spring interment later in Lafontaine.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre would be appreciated by the family.

MILLS, Patricia (BOYNE) Mills - Obituary | Print |

MILLS, Patricia (nee BOYNE) -

Of Aurora, Ontario, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the Southlake Village in Newmarket, in her 76th year.

Dearly loved wife of Stephen Mills and loved mother of Loree (Michael Meneguzzi) of Toronto and Peter Mills (Gail) of Aurora.

Beloved Nana of Kelsie, Ethan, Meghan, Maddie and Isabella. Dear sister of Danny Boyne of Holland Landing and Betty Jantz of Petawawa. Pat was born in Fredericton, NB, on June 26, 1938. She was a graduate of the UNB (Victoria Public Hospital) School of Nursing.

Pat applied her knowledge as a registered nurse in both a hospital and industrial health care environment with Reynolds Extrusion Co in Richmond Hill, raising an active family at the same time.

The family would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude for all the support we have received from family, friends and the staff at the Southlake Village and Trinity Anglican Church.

There will be no public visitation; however, services will be held at the Trinity Anglican Church at 79 Victoria Street, Aurora, Ontario, Friday, April 25th at 1:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Trinity Anglican Church in Aurora, Parkinson Society Canada or the Alzheimer Society of Canada, would be appreciated.


MOHER, Kathlyn Mary Moher - Obituary | Print |

MOHER, Kathlyn Mary -

Passed away peacefully, Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at St. Joseph's Health Centre at the age of 84.

Predeceased by her siblings Daniel, Margaret, Joe, Bill, Bobby, Gerald, Herbert, Stanley and Tom.

Kathlyn is survived by her numerous loving nieces and nephews.

A devout Catholic, Kathlyn will be fondly remembered by her fellow parishioners at St. Teresa's Church, Etobicoke and members of the Companion of the Good Shepherd Brothers where she held Honourary status.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Leo's Catholic Church, 277 Royal York Rd., Etobicoke, on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow.


MOTLEY, Rose Motley - Obituary | Print |

MOTLEY, Rose -

Motley_RosePeacefully at The Markham Stouffville Hospital, on Wednesday April 16, 2014 in her 93rd year.

Rose Brain, beloved wife of the late Frederick William Motley.

Loving mother of Barbara Larkman (Dave), Vivienne Tod (Larry), and Karen Maier (Siggy).

She will be missed by 8 grandchildren and her 3 great great grandchildren.

Service will be held at The Grace Church, 2 Centennial Dr., Port Hope on Wednesday April 23rd at 12 noon with visiting one hour prior. Interment in Port Hope. A Reception will take place in the Church hall.

Memorial donations to Luz A Las Naciones Ministries Inc. or to The Grace Church would be appreciated.

NAPOLITANO, Paul John Anthony Napolitano - Obituary | Print |

NAPOLITANO, Paul John Anthony -   "Express Condolences"

Napolitano_PaulNovember 22, 1946 - April 16, 2014

Peacefully, on April 16, 2014 at Toronto Grace Hospital at the age of 67.

Paul will be remembered by his wife Linda, sons Peter, Jonathan, Anthony (Tanya), grandsons Paul, Michael, Dominic, sisters Martha, Maria (George) Nemeth, mother-in-law Mildred Lewis, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 19 from 11 am - 1pm at the ROSAR-MORRISON FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 467 Sherbourne St. Funeral Service to follow at 1 p.m. in the Coach House Chapel of the funeral home.

Interment of cremated remains will take place on Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m. at Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery, 305 Erskine Ave.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to SickKids Foundation or the Salvation Army are appreciated.



RABITO, Girolamo 'Jimmy' Rabito - Obituary | Print |

RABITO, Girolamo 'Jimmy' -

With saddened hearts and a profound sense of loss we announce the passing of Girolamo "Jimmy" Rabito on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, with his family by his side, after a battle with lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.

Born in Pachino, Sicily, on July 11, 1938, he immigrated to Canada as a young teen in December 1954 with his parents and siblings in search of a better life.

Soon after his arrival, he began a career in the sewer and watermain construction industry that would span a lifetime, first as a heavy equipment operator and beginning in 1964, until his passing, as a contractor.

In 1964 he briefly returned to Italy where he met and married his wife Maria on August 29, 1964. Husband and wife returned to Canada where they spent the next 50 years of their lives working and raising their children and family.

From his semi-retirement in the late 1990s and up until his recent illness, he remained healthy, active and enjoyed spending his time at his farm and with his family. He is survived by his loving wife Maria (nee Lorefice), eldest daughter Corradina "Corra" and son-in-law Domenico "Mimmo", granddaughter Maria Rosa and grandson Giuseppe "Joey" Muia. Son Salvatore "Sam" Rabito. Youngest daughter Giuseppina "Josie" and son-in-law Lewis Adam "Lew", grandsons Girolamo "Jimmy", Stephen and Michael Mayles. Older sister Giuseppina Roccasalva (nee Rabito). Younger brother Vincenzo "Vince" and sister-in-law Vincenza "Nancy" Rabito. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family, both in Toronto and in Pachino.

He is predeceased by his father Salvatore and mother Corradina Rabito, his older brother Rosario "Ross" and sister-in-law Giuseppina, nephew Giussepe "Joe" Rabito and brother-in-law Carmelo Roccasalva. His kind heart, gentle demeanor, generosity, guidance and support and unwavering dedication to his two loves in life, his family and his work, will be sadly missed by all.

A part of my heart you take with you
But your love you leave me to keep,
So we will never really be parted
This bond between us is too deep.
Love you "Chief".


SAWRANTSCHUK, Helen Sawrantschuk - Obituary | Print |


It is with great sadness that we announce that Helen Sawrantschuk left us on April 16, 2014.

She passed away peacefully at The Dorothy Ley Hospice in Toronto.

Beloved wife of the late Michael Sawrantschuk and wife of the late Alexander Bloschinsky.

Loving mother of Tammy (Bill Muchichka) and Nick (Jacqueline).

Beloved grandmother of Andrea (Joe Papia), Natalie (Kevin Cook), Nicole and Victoria. Great-grandmother of Ashley, Brianna, Jake and Adam. Helen will be greatly missed by the Bloschinsky families.

The funeral service will be held at St. Volodymyr Cathedral (406 Bathurst Street) on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 12 p.m. Interment following in Oakville.

If desired, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Volodymyr Cathedral or the Canadian Cancer Society.


SINAGUGLIA, Ignazio Sinaguglia Obituary | Print |


Passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Mississauga at the age of 89.

Beloved husband of the late Anna.

Loving father of Pat, Virginia, and Tony. Much loved Nonno of Anthony, Thomas, Michael, Nathaniel, Alexander, Victoria, and Elizabeth.

Ignazio was one of eight brothers and is survived by his brother Charlie. He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held in Oakville on Monday, April 21st.

STEELE, William Francis 'Bill' Steele - Obituary | Print |

STEELE, William Francis 'Bill' -

March 17, 1930 - April 15, 2014

Bill Steele died peacefully in Markham, ON, after a full life and an epic journey with cancer, at the age of 84.

Bill was predeceased by Margaret Rose Irvine Steele, his wife of 37 years and mother of his children Larry Steele, Danette Steele (Lorna), Lisa Atkinson (Dave), Michele Cummings (Doug), Bill Steele (Nancy) and Kerstin Steele (Steve). Bill was also predeceased by his parents Mary and Frank and is survived by his sister Sherry Torrens (Bob). Survived by his longtime best friend and wife for the past 24 years, Frances Kate Stewart Steele and her children Darrell Stewart, Greg Stewart, Bruce Stewart, Wayne Stewart (Sylvie) and Carol Salerno (Mark). Bill was blessed with many grandchildren and one great- grandchild (with two more on the way) from his two large families. He will be remembered and greatly missed by his families, his friends, the Swan Lake community, his IBM colleagues and the people he touched with his engaging humour and energy through the years.

For a celebration of Bill's life - please join us at a gathering on Monday, April 21, 2014 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Swan Lake Village, Gardens Community Centre, 22 Belle Terre Way in Markham, Ontario. Entrance is via the gatehouse, off 16th Avenue, west of 9th Line.

The Funeral Mass for Bill will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 5633 Hwy. 7, Markham, on Tuesday, April 22nd at 10:30 a.m., followed by an interment in Thornhill.

Bill was cared for by many wonderful professionals as he and Fran courageously faced his four cancer diagnoses.

Special thanks is extended to Dr. Steve McLaren, family physician, and to Dr. Donna Reece of The Princess Margaret Hospital who provided skillful and compassionate care.

Donations can be made to the Molly an d David Bloom Chair in Multiple Myeloma Research, through The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.


THOMPSON, Elizabeth Ann Thompson Obituary | Print |

THOMPSON, Elizabeth Ann -

Peacefully at Etobicoke General Hospital on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Liz Thompson at the age of 78 years.

Dearly beloved wife of Don Olson. Loving sister of Margaret Jane Clifford and her husband Ron. Cherished aunt of Paule, Sandy and Bruce.

Private cremation has taken place.

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


VERRYDT, Rein Verrydt - Obituary | Print |


Verrydt_Rein(November 30, 1934 - April 16, 2014)

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 in his 80th year.

Rein will be sadly missed by his wife Thea of 56 years.  Devoted dad to Mary Anne (Randy Denyer), Liz (Brent Crawford), Henry (Vickie), John (Jennifer).

Cherished Opa to Keith, Ryan, Nathan, Adam, Devon, Madison, and Owen.

Rein will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends in The Netherlands, Australia and Canada.

Longtime volunteer with Canadian Cancer Society, Whitby Minor Hockey Association and Whitby Iroquois Soccer Club.

Friends are welcome to gather at MOUNT LAWN RECEPTION CENTRE, 21 Garrard Road, Whitby on Friday, April 18th, 2 - 4 pm and 6 - 8 pm.

Service in the chapel Saturday April 19th at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.


WOOTTON, Zelda Irene (Sitter) Wootton Obituary | Print |

WOOTTON, Zelda Irene (Sitter) -

Peacefully, at St. Joseph’s Villa, Dundas on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Zelda (nee Sitter) Wootton in her 88th year.

Beloved wife of the late William Wootton.

Loved mother of Nancy McMartin (late Hugh), Sandra Stewart (Gary), Robert (Vanessa), and Steven (Tonya). Grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Sister of Gloria Rochon and predeceased by sisters, Donna Wilson, Iona Meehan and Wanda Burke.

Private Cremation and Interment to take place. Arrangements out of Burlington.

ALLAN, Ruth Joan (nee Eldridge) Allan - Obituary | Print |

ALLAN, Ruth Joan (nee Eldridge) -

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at age 71 and is now resting with the Lord.

Loving mother to Craig (Larisa) and Grant Fountain. Loving grandmother to David, Daniel, Ariel and Crystal.

Predeceased by parents George and Mary Eldridge, sisters Marilyn Groves and Glenda Saulesleja. She will be fondly remembered by sister Evelyn Prentice and her many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff at Main Street Terrace for their care of Ruth.

In lieu of flowers, donations to a favourite charity would be welcome.

A celebration of Ruth's life will be held at a later date.


BISHOP, Joanne (nee Ruth Joanne Donaldson) Bishop - Obituary | Print |

BISHOP, Joanne (nee Ruth Joanne Donaldson) -

March 7, 1943 - April 15, 2014

Joanne was married almost 48 years to Jim Bishop.

Beloved Mom to Julie, Amy and Greg and very special Gramma to Aaron, Zoe and Shuma.

She was wife, mother, sister, aunt, mother-in-law, friend and Gramma; she was the centre of our lives. We called her our Mothership. She organized, planned, listed, inspired and created special events out of the smallest and largest occasions. Her gifts to those she loved are crystal-clear in the dear memories we have of childhood treasure hunts, week-long birthday celebrations, cards for every event and always on time, odd memories of Swedish Christmas music and giddy imitations of the Muppets Swedish Chef. Joanne loved to travel.

We have many fond memories of her on the beach in Negril, surrounded by family, friends and glorp castles with the villas festooned in Valentine's Day hearts, cupids and lights. She and Jim had many road trips through Canada and the US with the Burgesses, as well as several fine cruises through the Mediterranean, Aegean, Baltic and Central America and a 2013 tour of the UK.

Jo's intelligence, her serene capacity to make people at ease, her gift of making so many occasions special and her gentle ability in organizing a family of strong personalities are the gifts we'll miss the most.


BLAINEY, Laurie Blainey - Obituary | Print |

BLAINEY, Laurie -

March 24, 1951 - April 15, 2014

Following a courageous 10-month battle against pancreatic cancer, Laurie passed away peacefully at home on April 15, 2014 surrounded by her family and pets.

She will forever be lovingly remembered by her husband Ron, daughter Kaitlin, step-daughter Justine (Blake and grandchildren Yohanna and Theo) and step-son David (Kim and grandson Charlie), her sister Linda (Bob and nephew Stephen) and brother Ken (Ellen and nephews Ryan and Andrew), uncle Tony (Anne and cousin Sarah) and step-mother Ruby Parent, as well as so many other family members and close friends and of course her cherished four legged companions (Rowan, Timber, Expo and Griffin). Laurie will be forever missed by all who knew her and so enriched her life and she theirs.

A Celebration of Laurie's Life will be held on April 26, 2014 at Le Parc Dining & Banquet Hall (8432 Leslie St.), from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. All who knew Laurie are welcome.

No funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stronach Cancer Centre at Southlake Regional Hospital, Evergreen Hospice or one of Laurie's charities "Last Chance Horse & Pony Rescue".

Hopefully there will come a day when no one will ever again have to endure the journey that Laurie faced so bravely.

 Laurie's family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the medical personnel who helped in Laurie's care with their expertise and compassion during her valiant struggle and to all the friends and family who provided support, prayers and home cooked meals.


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