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TIBLJAS, Zlatko Tibljas - Obituary | Print |

TIBLJAS, Zlatko -

Tibljas_Zlatko(November 20, 1954 - October 22, 2014)

Passed away on October 22, 2014.

Loving husband of Vaca.

Beloved father of Kris and Steph and her husband Nikola.

Visitation will be held at McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax, 905-428-8488 on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 2 – 9 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church, 1148 Finch Avenue, Pickering, on Saturday, October 25th at 10:30 a.m.

Interment Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens.


TOPHAM, Gerald Edward Topham - Obituary | Print |

TOPHAM, Gerald Edward -      "Express Condolences"

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Whitby on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 in his 88th year.

Beloved husband of Irene for 66 years.

Loving father of Daniel, Janet Fournier (Rheal) and Francis Stinson (Ken).

Cherished Papa of Jennifer Stooke (Todd), Andrea Fournier-Hepditch (Raymond), Sarah Stinson and Joshua Stinson. Fondly remembered by his great grandchildren Jordan, Jared, Hayden, Avery and Blaine.

Gerald will be missed by his many friends and extended family.

A Graveside Service will be held at Resurrection Cemetery at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King St. West (905-721-1234).

Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society.

Online condolences may be made at


TRAM, Tu 'Sam' Tram Obituary | Print |

TRAM, Tu 'Sam' -

Passed away peacefully and surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 after a hard battle with ALS.

Beloved husband of Ai Trinh (Tina) and adored father of Allen and Jeffrey.

In his 63 years of life, he saw to the departure of his whole family of five siblings and his mother during the Vietnam War. In the safety of Canada, he worked three jobs to build a comfortable life for his family.

A special thank you to the ALS clinic at McMaster Hospital, ICU team at Trillium Hospital and all the family and friends who have shown their kind and compassionate care during his struggle with this illness.

Tu will be missed deeply by his extended family and friends.

Funeral service will be held in Oakville on Saturday, November 1st.

Tu had requested that flowers and gifts are not necessary for this occasion. But if you wish, memorial donations can be made to the ALS Canada.

TURNER, Steve Turner Obituary | Print |

TURNER, Steve -

Passed away suddenly on October 22, 2014.

Dear husband to Kim. Loving father of Tyler, Leigha, David, and Jodi.

Steve was a proud member, serving for over 28 years with Metro and Toronto Police Service. He was a dedicated family man and a great cook.

A memorial service will be held in St. Catharines on Thursday, October 30th. A private family interment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Arthritis Society or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

VUKASINOVIC, Bogdan (Bob) Vukasinovic - Obituary | Print |

VUKASINOVIC, Bogdan (Bob) -

October 16, 1923 - We regret to announce the passing of Bob on October 22, 2014 at the age of 91.

Bob was the beloved husband of Rita for the last 61 years, father to Cherryl (Rob) and Zoran (Symantha) and grandfather to Evan and Liam.

Bob lived a healthy and full life.

At his request, a private cremation has already taken place with family.


WEATHERSON, Wylanne Elizabeth (Hermiston) Weatherson - Obituary | Print |

WEATHERSON, Wylanne Elizabeth (nee Hermiston) -

September 25, 1934 - October 22, 2014

Predeceased by parents James William Leslie Hermiston and Mary Aileen Potter and husband Donald Mowat Weatherson.

She leaves son Don Weatherson and his wife Jennifer and grandchildren Wyatt and Sydni.

She also leaves sisters MaryLou Ward (Bob), Linda McCormick (Bob) and Nancy Hermiston.

No funeral or reception.


ZIMMERMANN, Peter 'Ziggy' Zimmermann Obituary | Print |

ZIMMERMANN, Peter 'Ziggy' -

Zimmermann_Peterwith his family by his side on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital in his 82nd year.

Loving husband of the late Cecilia and his companion the late Kay.

Beloved father of Tamara Da Silva and her husband Jim.

Also survived by his brother Mike, and his sister Heidi.

He will be dearly missed but forever remembered by his family, friends and colleagues.

Funeral service will be held in Oakville on Monday, October 27th. Burial to follow.

ARMSTRONG, Helen Clark Johnson Armstrong - Obituary | Print |

ARMSTRONG, Helen Clark Johnson -

Armstrong_HelenIt is with great sadness that the family of Helen Clark Johnson Armstrong announces her passing in her 82nd year on October 21, 2014.

She leaves behind her husband Hector Alexander Armstrong, her loving son David (Carmen) and her adoring grandchildren Matthew, Olivia and Claire. She is survived by her sister Marjorie (Mel), her brother Larry (Sheila), and many nieces and nephews.

Helen was predeceased by her parents William and Irene Clark, her husband Keith Johnson, her sister Madeline (Joseph), and brothers Jim (Elsie) and Don (Marg).

Helen was born and raised in Toronto. She worked for Corporate Foods for many years. She moved to the Orillia area in retirement.

Helen was a bubbly, vivacious woman with a kind word or deed for everyone. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. David was her pride and joy. Gramma spoiled her grandchildren with love and reveled in every one of their achievements. Her baking was legendary. Everyone was happy when Helen's apple pies and butter tarts were on the menu.

At Helen's request, there will be no service or visitation. Private Interment. A celebration of Helen's life will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory to the Lung Association would be appreciated by her family.

BAILES, Barbara-Jeanne (Bee) Bailes - Obituary | Print |

BAILES, Barbara-Jeanne (Bee) -

March 9, 1956 - October 21, 2014

Dearly loved daughter of Bryson and sister of Anne-Marie. Predeceased by mother Jeanne (2012).

Fondly remembered by cousins, the Wills families.

Will be remembered by her friends and former colleagues at AECL-SP and neighbours at Ashworth Square.

Special thanks to longtime physician Dr. Marilyn Lafave and her staff.

Thanks to the staff of Credit Valley Hospital cancer clinic and the McCall Centre, third floor, for such exceptional care.

No service per her request. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society appreciated.


BALLES, Thomas 'Tommy' Balles - Obituary | Print |

BALLES, Thomas 'Tommy'

Passed away peacefully at Kensington Hospice on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the age of 94.

Predeceased by his loving wives Marie and Joan.

Loving father of Stephanie (Bill), Venita (Wayne) and Cali (Rich). Proud grandfather of Lauren and Tommy.

Beloved brother of George (Patricia). Sadly missed by sister-in-law Helen.

Also predeceased by his brother James. Loved by his many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held in Toronto, on Monday, October 27 at 11:00 a.m.  Cremation.

Donations to Kensington Hospice would be appreciated by the family.


BARONE, Maria Barone - Obituary | Print |

BARONE, Maria -   "Express Condolences"

Barone_Maria(May 22, 1921 - October 21, 2014)

Peacefully left to be with her Lord on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at the age of 93, passing away at Strathaven Long Term Care.

Predeceased by her loving husband Francesco (1958) and by her infant children Nick and Anna.

Loving and adored mother of Carmela (late Nick Guarini), Angelo (Antonietta), Rosa (Ralph Vozza), Giselle (Don Westlake).

Grandmother of Lorenzo Guarini (Kelly), Frank Guarini, late Francesco Barone, David Barone (Christine), Adam Barone (Jessica), Anthony Barone, Frank Vozza (Cheryl), Teresa (Greg Stratsma), Giovanni Vozza (Olena), Sherry (Wayne Fitzpatrick), and Todd Westlake.

She was the eldest of seven children and leaves behind siblings Frank Bruni (Rose), Saletta Bruni, and Ester Guzzo (Carmine).

Predeceased by Gabriele Bruni, Adelina Bruni and Michelina Mazzotta. Maria also leaves behind many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, as well as many relatives from around the world.

Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Friday, October 24th from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m.

Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, October 25th at 11:00 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Compassion International, The Refuge or a CHARITY of your choice would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be made at


BENNETT, Kathryn Anne (nee Wilson) Bennett - Obituary | Print |

BENNETT, Kathryn Anne (nee Wilson) -

Bennett_KathrynNovember 22, 1956 - October 20, 2014

Kathy passed away peacefully in the loving arms of her sons.

Beloved wife and soulmate of Stephen Bennett for 38 years.

Devoted mother to 4 sons, Adrian, Sean, Patrick and Daniel. Adoring Grandmother of Lamoura Anne Bennett.

Predeceased by her mother Anne Wilson. Survived by her Father Syd Wilson, Brothers Craig Wilson and Jamie Wilson and his family Amy, Madeleine and Dashiell. Loving Sister in Law of Maureen and John North and Carolynne and Nick Palmer. Will be missed by all the Gilmour and Wilson Families.

Also special Niece of Merrill Wallace. Kathy fought cancer for ten years but never once complained.

She devoted her life to her family and the education of young children. She will be sorely missed for her love of life, her laugh and her Apple Pies.

Family and friends will be received at MOUNT LAWN FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY, 21 Garrard Road, Whitby (North of Hwy 2) 905-443-3376 on Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 12 Noon until the time of the Memorial Service in the chapel at 1 pm. with a reception to follow in the Arbor Lounge.

Donations can be made in Kathy's name to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation or by purchasing the Canadian Breast Cancer Calendar.

Memories may be shared at


BESON, Barry Frederick Beson Obituary | Print |

BESON, Barry Frederick -

Beson_Barry(May 29, 1947 - October 21, 2014)

Barry passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Credit Valley Hospital, Palliative Care unit on October 21, 2014.

Sadly missed by his wife Sandra (nee Turchyn), daughter Michelle (Tony), son Kevin (Shannon). His grandchildren Mackenzie, Brandon and Elizabeth. Sisters Cheryl, Judy and Melanie, his brother John (Sharon). His brother-in-law Bo (Lillian) and neices Alyshia, Samantha, Tiffany, Amber and Kelsey.

Barry is predeceased by his mother Mildred Beson, residing at Revera Living Long Term Care Facility, Oakville, ON.

Funeral service will be held in Oakville on Monday, October 27th.

A special Thanks to Dr. Strevel, Dr. Gupta, Dr Diggs, the CCAC and Saint Elizabeth's for their tremendous support and compassion during this difficult time.

BOSOMWORTH, Mary Marguerite (nee Young) Bosomworth - Obituary | Print |

BOSOMWORTH, Mary Marguerite (nee Young) -

Peacefully at Mariann Home on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in her 93rd year.

Marguerite, beloved wife of 61 years to Harvey.

Loving mother of Karen (David) Visentin and Diane (Ross) Jeffery.

Grandma will be lovingly remembered by Janine Jeffery and Ian Jeffery. 

Service in the Richmond Hill United Church (10201 Yonge Street) on Friday at 11 a.m. Cremation.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.


BOUSTEAD, Reginald (Douglas) Boustead - Obituary | Print |

BOUSTEAD, Reginald (Douglas) -

Boustead_ReginaldPassed away peacefully at Ajax Pickering Health Center, Ajax on Tuesday October 21st, 2014 at the age of 82.

Dearly loved husband of the late Clara (2012) nee Smith

Dearly loved mother John and his wife Brenda of Whitby and Bill and his wife Michele of Hamilton.

Loved and remembered by his only granddaughter Elizabeth.

Survived by his brother Ronald and his wife Doreen of Pickering, Shirley Walsh and her husband Jack of Sutton.

Pre-deceased by his brother Bruce. Survived by his sister-in-law Lenore of Scarborough.

In memory of Doug memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

A family celebration will be held at the family home.

Messages of condolence and shared memories may be forwarded to


BYERS, Harry C.G. Byers - Obituary | Print |

BYERS, Harry C.G.

The "Old Goat" passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga in his 90th year.

Beloved husband for 63 years to the late Barbara M. Crawford.

Dear father of the late Crawford and his wife Anne, Craig and his wife Cathy.

Loving Poppa of Michelle (Steve), Michael (Jessica), Jamey (Karla), Lyndi (Jeff), Mark (Kayla) and Carly (Derick). Special Poppa of Michael, Sophia, Sarah, Alexander and Harrison. Dear brother of Don (Barb).

Harry was a retired Funeral Director of many years with Turner & Porter and will be dearly missed by his friends and colleagues.

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy. 10, N. of the QEW), on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 11 a.m., followed by a reception.


BYRNE, Gertrude (EGERTON) Byrne - Obituary | Print |

BYRNE, Gertrude (nee EGERTON) -

November 29, 1922 - October 21, 2014

Passed away peacefully in the presence of her family at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

Beloved wife of the late Fred (2003). Dearest mother of Gerry (Linda), Janice, Elaine Campbell (Don), Mary and Christine. Loving grandmother of Donald (Sarah), Alice, Andrea (Tim), James, Stephen, Shauna and John. Proud great-grandmother of Cameron, Keith, Donald and Georgia. Dear sister of Celine McGinley. Predeceased by her parents James and Lucy Egerton and her brothers Bernard and Louis. Gertrude will be missed by her Egerton nieces and nephews and her "honourary family members" Bill and Betty Oxley.

Gertrude was devoted to her family, her Catholic faith and her numerous friends whose relationships she nurtured and treasured throughout her long life. We were truly blessed to have had such wonderful parents and we know they are together again.

The family is grateful to the doctors of "Blue Team" and Palliative Care, the nurses and physiotherapists of C4 General Medicine and the many priests who visited Gertrude during her five week hospitalization. All these individuals epitomize the virtues of dedication and compassion.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, 24 Cheritan Avenue (Yonge Street, south of Lawrence Avenue). Interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Smile Train.


CHIMIENTI, Vito Chimienti - Obituary | Print |


Peacefully at Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 after a lengthy battle with cancer in his 82nd year.

Vito, beloved husband of Concetta for over 50 wonderful years. Loving father of Alexander and Michael.

Nonno will be fondly remembered by Adam, Michelle and Robert. Vito will be sadly missed by all family members and many friends. 

Funeral Mass on Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. in St. Lawrence Martyr Church (Lawrence, east of Birchmount).

In memory of Vito, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society .


COLLINS, Moria Jennifer (Herbert) Collins - Obituary | Print |

COLLINS, Moria Jennifer (nee Herbert)

Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle at Brampton Civic Hospital on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in her 75th year.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Clifford (2008).

Cherished mother to Denise and Bear.

Family and friends will be received at St. Olave's Anglican Church for a Memorial Service on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 2 p.m.

An interment will be held at a later date at Elm View Cemetery-Sheguiandah, Manitoulin Island, Ontario.

In memory of Moria, donations to the Etobicoke Humane Society and St. Olave's Anglican Church would be appreciated by the family.


DANIELS, Beverley Daniels - Obituary | Print |

DANIELS, Beverley -

Peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the age of 82.

Beloved wife of the late Robert "Bubur" Daniels.

Dear friend of Elizabeth Ryan. Cherished aunt of Gerry Harrigan of Vancouver.

A heartfelt thanks to Merley Gil for her devoted care over the past seven years, and to the staff of Sunnybrook Hospital for their compassionate support. 

Funeral Service will be held in Toronto, on Friday, October 24th.  Interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.


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