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MILLAR, Elizabeth ( nee McDowell) Millar Millar - Obituary | Print |

MILLAR, Elizabeth (nee McDowell) -

(August 7, 1922 - March 14, 2015)

Passed away peacefully on Saturday March 14, 2015.

Beloved wife of the late Gerald Millar.

She will be lovingly cherished by her nieces Rosemary, Joan, her relatives in Ireland and many friends.

In her memory, donations to the Sick Kids Foundation would be appreciated.

Service date and time to be determined.


MORRIS, Kenneth Cecil Morris Obituary | Print |

MORRIS, Kenneth Cecil -

(1927 - 2015) - It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Mr. Kenneth Morris at the age of 87 on March 14, 2015.

A bright mind and hard worker, he was the founder and president of Danforth Glass & Mirror in Toronto in 1955 until he retired in 2009.

He was predeceased by Dorothy, his wife of 65 years and is survived by 4 children: Judith (Alfred Loeffler) of Toronto, Patricia (Anthony Chin) of Ottawa, Douglas (Sao Santo) and Barbara (John Schultz), both of Toronto. As well, there are 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Donations to the Alzheimer Society will be appreciated.


MURRAY, Lloyd Patrick Murray - Obituary | Print |

MURRAY, Lloyd Patrick -

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Lloyd on March 14, 2015 at the age of 87 years.

Lloyd is now in heaven with his first wife Evelyn, brother John and brother- in-law Jim Elliot.

Cherished and loving husband of Mary. Devoted father of Garry (Carol), Barry (Laurie) and Lynne (Paul Ryan). Dearest grandfather of Nicole, Shannon, Jamie, Kate, Lauren, Mitchell and Maya. Loving uncle of Keith and Sally Bramwell and their son Mark.

Lloyd will be sadly missed by his siblings Alma and Gerry Green and his wife Peggy. Lloyd will be fondly remembered by all his family and friends, especially for his tremendous love of golf and his famous hole in one.

Friends will be received at the Scott Funeral Home "Brampton" Chapel (289 Main Street North) on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church (66 Main Street South, Brampton) on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 10 a.m.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Village of Sandalwood Park, particularly, the "Cumberland" staff.

Words cannot express our deepest gratitude for the dedication and love all of you showed Lloyd. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you so very much.

In loving memory of Lloyd, donations to St. Mary's Church - Maintenance Fund would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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PANKIW, Kateryna Pankiw - Obituary | Print |

PANKIW, Kateryna -

Born in Dobra, Ukraine and passed away after a long illness on Saturday, March 14, 2015 in Toronto in her 91st year.

Beloved wife of the late Ivan.

Loving mother to Maryanne, Olga Pankiw-Petty (Keith Petty), Michael and Ron (Angela). Cherished grandmother of Elaine, Robert, John-Andrew, Markian, Veronica and Johnathan. Dear great-grandmother to Ryder and Tuesdae. Survived by her sister in Ukraine.

Kateryna will be fondly remembered by all her family and friends in Canada, United States and Ukraine.

A visitation will be held at Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette St. (east of Keele), on Wednesday, March 18th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Panakhyda 7:30 p.m.

A Divine Liturgy will be held at St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, 143 Franklin Ave., on Thursday, March 19th at 10 a.m. Interment to follow.

Memorial donations may be made to Help Us Help the Children (Children of Chornobyl).

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PARSONS, Dennis Parsons - Obituary | Print |

PARSONS, Dennis -

Parsons_Dennis(December 19, 1940 - March 14, 2015)

It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Dennis, while surrounded by family on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

Special partner of Grisel. Loving father of Greg (Mary), Lisa, Jennifer (Chad) and Michael (Stephanie). Stepfather of Felipe and Noelia. Cherished grandpa of Amanda, Sarah, Aedan, Ava, Chelsea and Jocelyn and another granddaughter yet to arrive.

A special thanks to the doctors and nurses in the critical care unit and the palliative care team at Lakeridge Health Oshawa for the loving care Dad received.

Dennis lived a full and meaningful life and will be sorely missed by his family and many friends.

A memorial service will be planned for later in the spring.

In memory of Dennis, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Lakeridge Health Palliative Care Unit.

We love you dad. Life will not be the same without you. You can rest now.

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PEACOCK, (Hugh) Mark Peacock - Obituary | Print |

PEACOCK, (Hugh) Mark -

(Member of Millwright Local 2309)

The family announces with sorrow the sudden passing, on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the age of 61.

Beloved son of the late Seaman and Norma.

Loving father of Jessica and Stephanie. Brother of Wayne and Sharon (McCullagh) deceased.

He will be fondly remembered by the rest of his family and many friends.

Service will be held in Ajax ON, on Thursday, March 19th.

As expressions of sympathy donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

RUHR, Sister Rose (Elva) Ruhr - Obituary | Print |

RUHR, Sister Rose (Elva) I.B.V.M. -

Died peacefully at Loretto Infirmary, Toronto, on March 14, 2015 in the one hundred and first year of her life and the 75th year as a member of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loretto Sisters).

Daughter of the late Christian Ruhr and Magdelena Exner of Grayson, Saskatchewan, she is predeceased by her brothers John (Anne), Anthony (Anne) and Frank (Isabel) Ruhr, her sisters Johanna (George) Reiger, Sister Teresita, I.B.V.M., Eva (Joseph) Duczekel, Sophie (Edward) Materi and brother-in-law Phil Flegel.

Survived by her sister Betty Flegel and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and cousins.

Sister Rose spent her years in ministry to the community and in offering friendship and hospitality to the many she served in Toronto and Niagara Falls, Ontario, Sedley, Weyburn, Saskatoon and Regina, Saskatchewan.

Friends may call at Loretto Abbey, 101 Mason Blvd. on March 18, 2015, from 2:00-3:30 and 7:00-8:30 p.m. Prayers will be at 7:30 p.m. on the same day.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Loretto Abbey Chapel, on March 19, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.


RUSSELL, Alma Margaret Russell - Obituary | Print |

RUSSELL, Alma Margaret -

In her 92nd year and surrounded by her family, she quietly passed away into the arms of Christ Jesus on Saturday, March 14, 2015.

She will be dearly missed by her son Martin, (Mendy), her daughter Beverley Kent (Brian), grandchildren Kristl Gardy (Brian), Brandon Kent (Lindsay), Joshua, Alexandra and Samantha Russell and great- grandchildren Matthew Gardy and Addison and Ella Kent.

Alma was a very special person who could profoundly influence the lives of those who were fortunate enough to know her. Now the time has come for us to continue our journey without you.

We will treasure the memories and keep you in our hearts forever. We love you Mom.

Funeral service will be held at Bayview Glen Church (300 Steeles Ave. East), Toronto on Thursday, March 19th at 11 a.m., with visitation from one hour prior to service.

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


STRESMAN, Elda Marguerite (Boese) Stresman Obituary | Print |

STRESMAN, Elda Marguerite (nee Boese) -

Stresman_EldaPassed away peacefully in hospital in Oakville, Ontario, on March 14, 2015.

Beloved wife of Theodore (Ted) for 55 years until his death in 2000. Cherished mother of Lois Munz (Greg), Glenn Stresman (Debbie), Lloyd Stresman (Elsie), and Gary Stresman (Kathy). Elda held her eight grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren closest to her heart.

Born in Arnprior, Ontario, on June 2, 1924, Elda was the fifth of seven children born to Wilhelmina and Frank Boese. She is survived by her sister, Grace Rutherford. She was predeceased by sisters Ruth and Francis, and brothers Allan, Melvin, Milton, and John.

Elda and Ted lived in Ottawa and Pembroke until Ted’s death in 2000. She leaves behind nieces and nephews, many living in the Ottawa Valley. In 2000, Elda moved to St. Catharines, Ontario, and to Oakville in 2010.

Elda was a graduate of Ottawa Teachers’ College in 1942, and taught in one room schoolhouses in Cobden and Alice, Ontario during the War.  Throughout her life, she was always active in the Lutheran Church as a Sunday School teacher, member of the Altar Guild and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society. Always firm in her faith, even in her last days she spoke with confidence of her heavenly home.

Elda’s funeral will be held on Friday, March 20th at 2:00 pm, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Brant Street, Burlington, with Rev. Kevin Walrath officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be from 1:00 – 2:00 pm at the church.

The family has requested that memorials be given to Lutheran Women’s Missionary League – Canada or the Stresman Family Endowment Fund for Student Assistance at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Catharines, Ontario.

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” Psalm 116, verse 15.

THOMPSON, Nancy (nee Darrach) Thompson - Obituary | Print |

THOMPSON, Nancy (nee Darrach) -

Thompson_NancyAge 70 years. After a brave and lengthy battle with PSP, Nancy passed away at home surrounded by her family and God’s love on Saturday March 14, 2015. 

Beloved wife of Ron Thompson.  

Dear mother of Debbie (Steve) MacVicar, Kim (Mark) Bradley and Susan (Greg) Storey. Loving grandma to Laura, Atticus, Johnathan, Suzanne, Hope, Austin, Chase and Jack.

Dear sister of Shirley Robbins, Bob (Arlene) Darrach, Pat (Hugh) Little, Jim (Margie) Darrach, Peggy (Don) Rogers, George Darrach and Joe (April) Darrach.

An active member of St. Paul’s United Church and longtime employee of Pineridge Automotive, Nancy enjoyed being with her family and time with her grandchildren.

As a regular fan at the baseball field and friend to so many, Nancy will be terribly missed by all.

Visitation will be held at   NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street, Bowmanville on Friday, March 20th from 2 – 4  & 7 -9 pm. 

A Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, 178 Church Street, on Saturday March 21st at 11 am.

Memorial Donations may be made to the Memorial Hospital Foundation- Bowmanville, St. Paul’s United Church or a CHARITY of your Choice .

TUMINO, Margaret Tumino - Obituary | Print |

TUMINO, Margaret -

After a full and caring life, in her 97th year, Margaret left us on March 14, 2015.

Loving mother of Lawrence (Pat) and Lorraine (Barry) Allen.

Dear grandmother to Justin (Elaine) and Christopher.

Predeceased by her husband Joseph, parents Gus and Margaret Gerace and her siblings Rose (Bill) Butt, Lena (Rocky) Lalla, Anne Luckett, Tony Gerace, Mary (Jim) lannaci, Sam (Sue) Gerace and Leo (Marian) Gerace. Endearingly remembered by her family, many nieces, nephews and friends.

A special thank you to her longtime caregiver Anita Yu.

The family will receive friends at the OGDEN FUNERAL HOME, 4164 Sheppard Ave. E., Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.), on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with prayers in the evening.

Mass of Catholic Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Barnabas Roman Catholic Church, 10 Washburn Way.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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van der EYKEN, George Maurice van der Eyken Obituary | Print |

van der EYKEN, George Maurice -

van_der_Eyken_GeorgePeacefully on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga. George, of Acton, in his 72nd year.

Loving father of Tom and his wife Heather, Angela and Amanda and her husband Joel. Cherished grandfather of Nick, Eric, Mathew, Kendra, Emma and Marcus. Best friend of Judy.

Dear brother of Martha, Dora, Lorraine and MaryAnn. Predeceased by his sister Yvonne and by his brothers Gerry, Marcel, Audy and Joey.

Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Rd., Georgetown 905-877-3631 on Tuesday, March 17th from 7 - 9 pm.

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Patron of Canada Parish (64 Church St. E., Acton) on Wednesday, March 18th, at 10:00 am. Interment Acton.

In memory contributions to Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills would be appreciated.

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WADGE, Helen Wadge - Obituary | Print |

WADGE, Helen -

Peacefully, at Chester Village, in the presence of her children, on March 14, 2015, the day after her 100th birthday.

Helen was married 56 years to Frank (1998), beloved mother of Anne and David, friend, aunt, proxy, mother and grandmother to many.

Formerly a social worker with Family Services, Helen was gentle, caring, generous, supportive, good-humoured and self-effacing in her personal and professional lives; she had a broad range of interests and talents which she shared unstintingly. Profound thanks to her kind caregivers at Chester Village.

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

A memorial gathering will be held in June.


FREED, Myrtle A. (DALES) Freed - Obituary | Print |

MYRTLE A. FREED (nee DALES), RN 1938 -

November 29, 1915 - Nelson Township, Ontario   March 14, 2015 - Brampton, Ontario

Mrs. Myrtle A. Freed was the epitome of warmth, love and grace. A product of a different time, she lived her life with honour, joy and optimism, an inspiration to those around her.

Her beloved husband, the late Dr. Bruce D. Freed (2000), was her soulmate. They travelled the world and life together. Their intense love continued until the day she died. Mrs. Freed shared her love of nature with her husband; they touched the land and beauty flourished. Her empathy, kindness and generosity were universal, extending beyond her family to the community, the disenfranchised and the environment.

She was born many years ago, but her interests were of today's events, always with an eye to the future. She was the adored mother of the late Dale Anne Freed (2010), Jane C. Freed, Lynne V. Freed and son-in-law Richard B. McCorkindale. Her loving granddaughters Alexandria and Victoria McCorkindale were a constant source of delight. Mother, Grandmother and Friend, we will strive to follow your example, going forward with our hearts warmed and fortified by your love, strength and hope.

As she wished, private arrangements have been made.


BLANKEN, Henrica 'Ricky' Blanken Obituary | Print |

BLANKEN, Henrica 'Ricky' -

Blanken_Henrica_RickyOur Dear Mum passed away peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington, on Friday, March 13, 2015 at the age of 84.

Mum has joined our Dad and Opa, Hans (1989) and together they will watch and guide over us from above.

Loved Mum of Michael (Maureen), Andrea Atkinson (Morris) and Peter (Michele). Oma loved all of her grandchildren dearly: Jenna, Dana, her “sunshine boy” Kristjan, Claire and Emma.

She will be fondly remembered by her sisters Truus Velds (Steven 2003), Corry Koster and brothers Kurt Koster (Sonja) and Peter Koster (Evelyn) and late Tony Koster (2001)(Norma).

Mum will be sadly missed by our extended family and many friends from around the world. Mum was a dedicated RN, a gifted artist and a Master Gardener.

We will miss you dearly Mum, “I am with you still, in each new dawn."

Please join us to celebrate her life and please wear colour; she would love that.

Visitation will be held at Lowville United Church, Guelph Line (at Brittania Road), Burlington on Friday from 6 - 8 pm and Saturday, March 21st from 10 am until the Funeral Service at 11 am. Private interment at the church cemetery, followed by a luncheon at the church. Arrangements entrusted with Smith Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street, Burlington.

If desired, donations made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Joseph Brant Hospital Cancer Clinic would be appreciated by the family.

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BRITO, Paul Brito - Obituary | Print |

BRITO, Paul –

Brito_PaulIn his 56th year after a brave battle with cancer, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, March 13, 2015 with his beloved wife and daughter at his side.

Paul was a devoted husband for 35 years to Mary (nee McCrindle), a proud father of James Brito, and Jennifer Ferris (Tyler), and a very loyal Grandpop to Ethan Brito.

Paul is also survived by his mother Ana Brito (late father Luis Brito), his siblings, Luis Brito, John Brito, Frank Brito and Anna Davids (Andrew), and his many nieces and nephews.

Paul was a genuine friend and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

A child’s first hero is their father and when their father passes, they become a legend. He taught all of us to be honest, kind and hardworking.  Your legend will never die Dad, and our lives will continue to be and will forever be, lived in your honour.

Friends may call at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Tuesday and Wednesday March 17th & 18th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm.

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CLARKE, Olive Clarke - Obituary | Print |

CLARKE, Olive -

The Clarke family sadly announces the sudden passing of Olive Lavinia Clarke, much loved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

Olive died suddenly on Friday, March 13, 2015 in Toronto.

She was born in Trillick, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, trained in England as a nurse and moved to Toronto in 1954. She joined the staff at Riverdale Hospital and worked there until she retired in 1990.

Olive is survived by her husband Ian, children Eileen and Michael (Debby), grandchildren Michelle and Jonathon, brother Charlie Stevenson (Doreen) and sister Iris (Wesley Crawford).

Respecting her wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service.

Family and friends will gather later in the year to celebrate at a family event like the ones for which Olive is so fondly remembered. Olive will be greatly missed by everyone.

If you would like to made a donation in Olive's name, please consider the Bridgepoint Foundation or other charity of your choice.


CROSSMAN, Vivian S. Crossman - Obituary | Print |

CROSSMAN, Vivian S. -

Peacefully on Friday, March 13, 2015.

Vivian beloved wife of the late Ron Crossman.

Loving mother of Ronilee (Ernest) and Robert. Fondly remembered grandmother of Brandon. Dear sister of June, Ernie and the late Gloria.

Mrs. Crossman is resting at the funeral home of Skinner & Middlebrook Ltd., 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (1 block west of Hurontario St.), Mississauga, on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.

Funeral service in the chapel Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 11 a.m., followed by cremation.

Memorial donations to Parkinson Society Canada would be greatly appreciated by her family.

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ELLIS, Ivan Ellis - Obituary | Print |

ELLIS, Ivan -

Of Bowmanville, Ontario, died peacefully in his sleep on March 13, 2015 in his 88th year after a brave and extended battle with cancer.

Ivan, born in England, served in the merchant navy during World War II before marrying the love of his life, Pauline Jean Bennett in 1946. They emigrated in 1953 to build a wonderful life in Canada for their six children, Jean, Christine, Janet, Pauline, John and Robert.

He will be sorely missed by the family he has left behind, including his loving wife of 69 years, Pauline, who cared for him at home until the final days of his illness.

His loving children will cherish memories of a wonderful life in Canada that dad made possible. Granddad will also be sorely missed by his adoring grandchildren, Michelle, Samantha, Adam, Daniel, Andrew and Rebecca, as well as his great-grandchildren, Charity, Aiden, Nathaniel and Benjamin.

Service will be held in Newcastle on Monday, March 16th.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army, an organization that Ivan has long supported.

The family wishes to extend its gratitude to Lakeridge Health, Bowmanville for their tender care and support in Ivan’s final days.

FAULKNER, Shirley Irene (nee Harper) Faulkner - Obituary | Print |

FAULKNER, Shirley Irene (nee Harper)

Passed away peacefully in her 85th year on March 13, 2015 at Scarborough General Hospital.

Devoted wife of 63 years to Gerald (Ray) Faulkner (predeceased January 2012).

Loving mother to Steven (predeceased 1958), Judy (Michael, predeceased 1998), Pat (Bob), Eric (Denise) and Rob (Erika). Shirley was also a beloved grandmother and great-grandmother to 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. All of her life Shirley loved to sing and was a member of many choirs throughout her years.

Her children will fondly remember her and the wonderful childhood she gave them.

Service will be held in Scarborough, on Thursday, April 2nd.  Interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada are appreciated.


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