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DOUTHWRIGHT, Joan Margaret Douthwright - Obituary | Print |

DOUTHWRIGHT, Joan Margaret

Douthwright_JoanJune 1, 1945 - August 22, 2014

Like in life; always in a hurry to get to the next destination, Joan Margaret left her family and friends too early on Friday August 22, 2014 at age 69.

At Lakeridge Health Oshawa with Team Joan by her side, in grace and love she quietly left the room. Her giving spirit continues to live with her two daughters Leslie Parham (James) and Tracey Douthwright, her number one man, grandson Jeffrey, her eight grandchildren and her sister Linda Tutchener (Al). Joan’s heart was so big that it overflowed with love for her step-daughters, nieces, their spouses and their children. Her special gift was to make everyone feel like they were the most important person in the room.

However, anyone would recognize that Joan reserved a large part of her heart for her dog Annie. In Annie, Joan taught us what it was to forgive bad behaviour, to see past a grumpy demeanor and love without judgement.

Family and friends all had endearing names for Joan; Just Joan, J.J., Margie, Queen Mommy, Aunt Joan but most importantly Mom and Grandma.

The family asks you to join them in celebrating all things Joan at MOUNT LAWN RECEPTION CENTRE, 21 Garrard Road, Whitby, on Sunday, August 31, 2014 with visitation at 12:00 p.m. until time of Memorial service in the Chapel at 2:00 pm.

A devoted animal advocate and dedicated volunteer, Joan would be most pleased if in lieu of flowers, donations in her name be directed to the Humane Society of Durham Region; Gift of Life Fund.

Team Joan would like to thank all the special people at Lakeridge Health Oshawa who guided Joan and her family on this voyage; “May you all continue to share your gifts with the families you meet today and in the future.”


EVANS, Warren Evans Obituary | Print |

EVANS, Warren -

Evans_WarrenWarren Evans, at home, on Friday, August 22, 2014 following a courageous battle with cancer.

Beloved husband of Susan, loving father to Andrea and Laura (predeceased), doting grandfather of Jacob, Jessica and Charlotte, special big brother to Victoria and George (Hazel), caring uncle to Michael Warren, Louisa, and Noah.

Fondly remembered by numerous cousins and mourned by many longtime childhood friends and extended Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) family.

His exuberance, optimism, encouragement, and willingness to mentor people will long be remembered.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held in Georgetown on September 4th.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Laura’s Hope (through Huntington’s Society of Canada) gratefully received.

Warren’s corporate career roots are in sales and marketing management. From the late ‘70’s into the early 90’s he built a boutique consulting firm, The Service Excellence® Group Inc., that made its name doing strategy work and change-implementation projects based on their highly respected Service Management models.

Since then he worked as an independent, focusing on the trends analysis and strategic planning components that were always part of these initiatives.

His trends work revolved around looking at how the major trends are interacting with each other, in an effort to determine how they are most likely to actually play out. Often running against conventional wisdom, this ‘trends blending’ approach allowed him to correctly call everything from corporate priorities and stock market swings, to real estate values and election results. His client list included every size and sector (including national economic development entities), and covered 30+ countries on 6 continents.

He brought synthesis, pragmatism, and business experience to any discussion.

Warren was also a popular speaker at conferences and corporate meetings. (He was the third person inducted into the Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame)

He held Executive leadership positions in a variety of professional associations, both nationally and internationally, and was the recipient of numerous awards and designations within his industry. Additionally, He held memberships in Rotary and Mensa.

He served as Chair of the Board of Governors of Laura’s Hope, a global research fund accelerating clinical trials for treatments for Huntington’s disease.

GARLAND, Carter Garland - Obituary | Print |

GARLAND, Carter -

Garland_CarterAt his home in Toronto on August 22, 2014 in his 53rd year. 

Beloved son of Valerie Garland (Carl). Predeceased by his father Gary Garland. Brother of Shelley and Kim. Greatly missed by his loving son Travis Garland. Uncle of Brittany Bull. Loved by his extended family Darla & Don Hunt and their families.

Celebration of Life will be held in Fenelon Falls, on Thursday, September 4th.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.


GEORGE, Kenlen George Obituary | Print |

GEORGE, Kenlen -

(August 11, 1962 – August 22, 2014)

Peacefully at home on August 22nd 2014 in her 53rd year.

Beloved wife of Brian George. Devoted mother of Adrian and Chelsey.

Dear sister of Paula, and predeceased by her sister Darlene Elliott, parents Don Connors and Mary (nee Murphy ) Croxon.

Sadly missed by her nephews, nieces, relatives and all the lives she has touched.  

In accordance with Kenlen’s wishes, cremation has taken place with a private family service to follow. Arrangements out of Burlingtn. On September 13th 2014 family and friends are welcome to a celebration of life at the George residence 1:00pm - 4:00pm.

In Memory of Kenlen a donation can be made to the A.L.S Society of Canada.

HARVEY, Richard Harvey Obituary | Print |

HARVEY, Richard -

Harvey_RichardPeacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Friday, August 22, 2014 in his 75th year.

Loving husband of Henrietta for 28 years.

Richard will be sadly missed by two brothers Michael and Peter in England and sister Patricia Pepper of Dorchester, Ontario and their families.

He is also survived by several step-children and many lifelong friends.

Richard was a designer of jet engines, working for Rolls Royce and Pratt and Whitney and held many patents. He was an avid traveller, sailor and singer and a very active member of Probus Clubs in Ancaster and Dundas.

The family would like to thank the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital Firestone Institute and of the C.C.U.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation will be held in Ancaster on Tuesday, August 26th.  A Private Family Service will be held.

In memory of Richard, donations may be made to the Lung Association.

At Richard’s request we are having a party at the end of September for all his friends and family to share memories. Date to be announced.

HOWARD, Keith Glen Howard - Obituary | Print |

HOWARD, Keith Glen -

79, of Toronto, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, August 22, 2014, surrounded by his family.

Keith is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Mary (nee McGillis); his four children, Rob (Lisa), Susan (Neil Ward), Leslie (Jim Stevenson) and James (Jing); grandsons, Jack and Sam Stevenson; as well as sisters Adele and Shirley, and brothers, Ron and Graham.

Born to the late Ena and Henry B. Howard on October 1, 1934, in Vancouver, BC, Keith completed high school in Regina at Central Collegiate in 1952, and received a BComm at Queen's University in 1956.

Keith went on to a successful and fulfilling career of 58 years at Sun Life Financial. In 1997, he was proudly inducted into the Sun Life Hall of Fame. The Howard Financial Group was founded in 1996 with daughter Leslie. Keith continued working until his official retirement last year.

Special thanks to Dr. Victor Cellarius, Dr. Jennifer Shapiro and the palliative care team at Mount Sinai Hospital for their compassion and guidance.

His life will be celebrated at TIMOTHY EATON MEMORIAL CHURCH in Toronto on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

 If desired, and in lieu of flowers, donations to the ILD General Research Fund at the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.


HUGHES, Evelyn Dorothy (Rossen) Hughes - Obituary | Print |

HUGHES, Evelyn Dorothy (Rossen) -    "Express Condolences"

Hughes_EvelynFebruary 11, 1911 - August 22, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother on August 22, 2014 in Scarborough, Ontario; caring wife of the late John Francis Hughes.

Loving mother of Jack (Ann), Donna (Peter-deceased) Mandryk, Nancy (Jack) Wistow, Gordon (Barbara) and proud and loving grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 18 great- grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at Livingston Lodge Residence as well as all those who have cared and supported our mother for many years.

On August 28, 2014, a family celebration of Evelyn's life was held at GIFFEN-MACK 'SCARBOROUGH' FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE with interment at St. Margaret's Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy in Evelyn's memory, donations may be made to The SickKids Foundation or the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.

Condolences may be made at



KEARNEY, Donald 'Don' Kearney Obituary | Print |

KEARNEY, Donald 'Don' -

It is with heartache, yet relief that Don’s long struggle with Alzheimer’s is finally over. Don was Born on March 18, 1935 on Sydney Ave. in Milton and passed away at Allendale L.T.C., on Friday, August 22, 2014.

Son of the late Thomas Kearney and Mable Clifton (nee Nayler). Dearly loved husband of the late Marion (nee Brown) 2001.

Dearly loved dad to Debbie and her husband Rick Willsher. Beloved grampa of Meghan (David) and Kellie (Brian). Great grandfather to Alexis. Dear brother of Myrna Twiss (Gary).

Arrangements out of Milton. A private graveside service will be held with interment of Don and Marion’s ashes together, as they wanted to be.

The family cannot thank the staff and volunteers of Allendale enough for the wonderful care, companionship and respect that Don received. Thank you also for the care Don received for many years from Dr. Lynne Robinson.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Willow Foundation (Allendale).

Don has "Gone Fishing."

KELLY, John James Kelly Obituary | Print |

KELLY, John James -

Kelly_JohnThe family is saddened to announce the death of John on Friday, August 22, 2014 at Cawthra Gardens Long Term Care in his 78th year.


A Service of Remembrance celebrating John's life will be held in Oakville on Tuesday, August 26th.



KIRTON, Diane Kirton - Obituary | Print |

KIRTON, Diane -

Passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, at the Milton District Hospital on Friday, August 22, 2014 in her 72nd year.

Beloved wife of the late James Kirton. Loving mother of Leslie (Richard) Creamer and James.

Much loved Nana to Samantha, Nicholas, Alexander and Cash.

Dear sister of Johnston (Margaret) and the late Ronald (Gert), Paul (Bonnie) and Gary Little.

Thanks to the caring staff at Milton District Hospital.

Service will be held in Milton, on Wednesday August 27, 2014.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.


LEHOCKEY, Margaret Lehockey Obituary | Print |

LEHOCKEY, Margaret -

Lehockey_MargaretPassed away peacefully in her 91st year at the Village of Tansley Woods Retirement Home in Burlington on Friday, August 22, 2014.


Margaret Lehockey, beloved wife of the late Nickolas Lehockey.

Loving mother of Ted (Kathy).

Margaret was a longtime active volunteer at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington.


Funeral serivce in Milton on Tuesday, August 26th.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation to the Joseph Brant Hospital would be appreciated.

MacINERNEY, James Anthony 'Jim' MacInerney Obituary | Print |

MacINERNEY, James Anthony 'Jim' -

(Retired Professor Seneca College)

Peacefully at his home in Sutton, on Friday, August 22, 2014 at the age of 74 years.

Jim MacInerney, beloved husband of Norma (nee Owens). Dear brother of Michael and his wife Margaret, Aidean MacInerney and her husband Pat McArdle and Eric and his wife Deloris all of Ireland.

Fondly remembered by his extended family and friends.

Funeral service in Sutton on Wednesday, August 27th. Interment.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.


MacKAY, Doris Simone (Nerbonne) MacKay Obituary | Print |

MacKAY, Doris Simone (nee Nerbonne) -

MacKay_DorisPeacefully with her family by her side on Friday, August 22, 2014 at University Hospital of London, Ontario in her 77th year.

Beloved wife of John (Jack) MacKay for 57 wonderful years. Dear mother of Wendy Ledergerwood (Ken), Sandra, Bonnie (Eddie Neish).

Loving grandmother to Jacquline (Freddie), James (Jess), Patrick, Michael, (Caitlin), David (Catie), Chad (Corrie) and great grandmother to Jaydn, Jordan, Jacob, Lucas, Laura, James and Ewen.

Sister to Randy Nerbonne, Danny Newbonne and (Ronnie Newbonne, deceased). Sadly missed by her nieces Cheryl, Chantal and Mandy.

Funeral service in Oakville on Friday, August 29th.

If desired, donations to the Arthritis Society or Epilepsy Canada would be appreciated.

MARTYN, Harold Martyn - Obituary | Print |

MARTYN, Harold -

Retired From General Motors Of Canada and was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, Port Perry.

Passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side, at his home in Port Perry on Friday, August 22, 2014 at the age of 91.

Harold Martyn, dearly beloved husband for 66 years to Clara Martyn.

Dear brother of Inez Bonner. Harold will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephew, family and friends.

Memorial service will be held in Port Perry on Monday, September 8th.

Memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

MCGRELLIS, Richard McGrellis Obituary | Print |

MCGRELLIS, Richard -

(November 23, 1963 – August 22, 2014)

Died suddenly on Friday, August 22, 2014.

Proud dad of Rick McGrellis and step dad of Amanda Furlong.  Predeceased by sister Carol. Dear brother-in-law of Brian Buttenham and uncle of Mark. 

Sadly missed by Elizabeth Furlong and the Moodie family.  Forever remembered by Tim, Shawn, Donald and Carol Hellam.

Cremation has taken place.  Graveside service at Burlington Memorial Gardens, 3353 Guelph Line, Burlington on Friday, August 29th at 11:00 a.m.

For those who wish, memorial donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated.

OLDFIELD, Fred Walter Alfred Oldfield - Obituary | Print |

OLDFIELD, Fred Walter Alfred -

Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Friday, August 22nd, 2014.

Fred Oldfield, at 88 years of age, beloved husband of Pauline (Walker) for 64 years.

Loving father of Suzanne (Howard) Thorn, Kathy Baker, Rick (Karen), Chuck and Jeff. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Rob, Ryan and Ray Young, Sandra Lynn Baker, Jason Oldfield, Trisha Adams, Mike, Megan, Colleen and John Oldfield, Amanda Mosher, and Shaun Oldfield, and his great-grandchildren Rachael, Graydon, Logan, Katelin, Autum, Avril, Drew, Mykaila, and Kallum.

Fondly remembered by his sister-in-law Phyllis Oldfield and predeceased by his parents Richard and Lily Ann (Osbourne) and his siblings Edna McIntosh, George, Elsie Bryan, Dick, Jack, and Barbara Wauchope.

Funeral service will be held in Tottenham on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 followed by cremation.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation, 304 - 615 Davis Drive, Newmarket, L3Y 9Z9, would be appreciated by the family.


PAMPE, Emilija Anna Pampe - Obituary | Print |

PAMPE, Emilija Anna -

Passed away peacefully at Kristus Darzs, Woodbridge, Ontario on Friday, August 22, 2014.

Emilija is now reunited with her late mother, father and sisters.

She will be dearly missed by Lilija, Visvaldis, Andris, Sandra and Mirdza and their families.

She left us with wonderful memories that will keep her alive in our hearts forever.

Service will be held in Toronto on Saturday, August 30th.


PARKER, Dorothy Jean (Brooke) Parker - Obituary | Print |

PARKER, Dorothy Jean (nee Brooke) -

Peacefully at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, August 22, 2014.

Born in Montreal, October 19, 1914, daughter to Norman and Gertrude (nee Child); predeceased by brothers Fred and John and sister Muriel (McSkimming).

Survived by brother Leonard (Katie) of Montreal and sister Lois (Wendell/Stephens) of Pittsford, NY; daughter Wendy (John Hardy) of Surrey-White Rock, sons Deane (Connie) of Plano, TX, David (Jodie) of Niagara-on-the-Lake and Jamie (Andy) of Toronto; 8 grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren.

Service will be held in Toronto on Thursday, August 28th.


PETERS, Carl William Thomas Peters Obituary | Print |

PETERS, Carl William Thomas

Peters_Carl(Ret. Messier-Bugatti-Dowty for 29 years)

Passed away at his home in Ajax on Friday, August 22, 2014 at the age of 70.

Dearly loved husband of Jean for 46 years.

Much loved Dad of Iain Peters and his partner Louise Aitchison of Stouffiville and Stephanie Huron and her husband Dennis of Port Perry. Loved Grandad of Ocean, Cameron, Keegan and Kyle.

Carl will be fondly remembered by his sister-in-law Patricia (Jeffrey Smith) of England.

Carl was highly respected in the aerospace industry in Canada. He spent several years working for Land Rover UK, accomplishments he was very proud of. Carl’s infectious smile, sense of humor and genuine personality will be forever remembered by co-workers around the globe. Carl and Jean travelled extensively, Carl has left his mark on the world and will be missed.

Visitation at   BARNES MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 5295 Thickson Rd. N., Whitby on Wednesday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.

A memorial service will be held at St. Thomas Anglican Church, (101 Winchester Rd ) Brooklin on Thursday, August 28th at 11:00 a.m.

In memory of Carl, memorial donations to Lakeridge Health Foundation (Cancer Care).

Messages of condolence may be forwarded to


PRYOR, Robert Frederick (Bob) Pryor - Obituary | Print |

PRYOR, Robert Frederick (Bob) -

On Friday, August 22, 2014 at the Brockville General Hospital Palliative Care Centre at the age of 78.

Beloved husband of Susan Vance and dear father of Nancy Gorman (Martin) of Uxbridge and Steven Pryor (Allison) of St. Augustine, Florida.

Bob was predeceased by his first wife Bernadette Ste.

Marie, his sister Jacqueline, twin brother Ken and older brother Bud (Arthur Willard). Son of the late Arthur Graydon Pryor and Annie Morton.

Bob began his career in the press room of the Toronto Star and worked at the Globe and Mail as well as the Toronto Telegraph.

He later became President of Local No. 1 of the International Printing and Graphic Communication Union and latterly joined the Ontario Ministry of Labour as a mediator and conciliation officer retiring in 2001.


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