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POWELL, William Albert (Bill) Powell - Obituary | Print |

POWELL, William Albert (Bill) -

It is with great sadness our family announces the sudden passing of a truly great gentleman on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Trillium Health Center, Mississauga.

He died, as he lived, with strength, dignity and much love.

He was surrounded by his wife Marjorie of 63 years, his children Mike (Risa), Bill (Margaret) and Sue (Mike) and his 6 grandchildren, Alissa, Tom, Stephen, Sarah, Shannon and Michael. Bill was the son of the late Margot Collins and the late E.P. (Red) Powell and is also survived by his siblings John (Sharon), Mary (Terry), Tim (late Joanne) and Jim (Maureen) Powell. Bill enjoyed a career in the graphic design business.

In accordance with Bill's wishes, a private family interment will take place.

Many thanks to the doctors and nurses at Mississauga Trillium Hospital.


PURDON, Joan Veronica Purdon - Obituary | Print |

PURDON, Joan Veronica -   "Express Condolences"

Purdon_JoanApril 21, 1952 - March 4, 2014

Passed away peacefully at the age of 61 in Toronto.

Loving wife of Edward for 36 years.

Devoted mother of Kirk (Kelly). Proud grandmother of Sandy.

Cherished sister of Catherine Scott (Tom).

Beloved aunt of Deanna and Leanna.

She will be greatly missed by many friends and relatives.

Relatives and friends will be recieved at the GIFFEN-MACK DANFORTH FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway) 416-698-3121, on Tuesday, March 11 from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M.

Memorial service in the Giffen-Mack Chapel on Wednesday, March 12 at 11:00 A.M.

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



QUIN, C. Dilys (Owen) Quinn - Obituary | Print |

QUIN, C. Dilys (nee Owen) -

Passed away peacefully at home on March 4, 2014 at the age of 93.

Beloved wife of the late Colin.

Loving mother of Janet McGonigal (Rob) and Rhys (Wendy Paterson). Dear Nanny of Dian, Colin, Lauren and Tim. Predeceased by her brothers and sisters. Lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Church Of The Incarnation (15 Clairtrell Road). Cremation.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Moorelands or the charity of your choice.


TYLER, Kenneth Edward 'Ken' Tyler - Obituary | Print |

TYLER, Kenneth Edward 'Ken' -

Tyler_KennethSuddenly on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

Beloved husband of Valerie.

Ken will always be remembered and loved as a husband, father, grandfather and friend to so many.

The family will receive friends at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Old Kingston Road, Pickering Village, (Ajax), 905 428-8488 from 12pm – 2pm on Friday, March 7th

The funeral service will follow in the chapel at 2:00pm.

If so desired, donations in Ken’s memory may be made to a CHARITY of your choice.

Online condolences may be placed at


ZACCARIA, Helene Zaccaria - Obituary | Print |

ZACCARIA, Helene -

In her 69th year, from Scarborough passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2014.

Helene was born in Bathurst, NB on June 27, 1945.

Helene was the loving wife of Franco and beloved mother of David (Shauna), Terry (Diane), Elena and Franco (Laura).

She is leaving behind 2 brothers; Frank & Eddy, 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Service in Ajax on Friday March 7th.

In lieu of flowers the family will appreciate a donation to the Canadian Cancer society.

STUART, Philip Stuart - Obituary | Print |

STUART, Philip -

March 16, 1933 to March 4, 2014

Phil passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital after living a full life.

He was married for 59 years to the love of his life, Elizabeth, often referred to as Ruth.

Loving father of Brian (Ann Marie) and Debbie Coughlin (Jim). Proud grandfather of Shaun, Allison, Tyler and Kelsey.

Brother of the late Ian Stuart. Will also be missed by his sister-in-law Thelma Stuart Linklater and all of his nieces and nephews.

Beyond family, Ontario Hydro was his other passion where he worked for over 40 years before retiring in 1993.

Service will be held in Scarborough on May 10th.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Sunnybrook Foundation online or by calling 416-480-4483.

The family sincerely thanks the staff in the B5 intensive care unit for their care and compassion during Phil's final days.


THOMAS (MAXWELL), Jayne (Maxwell) Thomas - Obituary | Print |


Family and friends mourn the loss of Jayne Thomas, intrepid gardener, extraordinary friend, who died at home on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 after a brief illness.

She was 69.

Daughter of the late Lloyd and Elsie (Petrie) Thomas, Jayne was predeceased by her beloved husband Andrew Stewart Maxwell, step- daughter Linda Jarvis and brother, Graeme Thomas. She is survived by brother Paul (Helen) Thomas, nephew Greg (Cari) Thomas, great- nephew Cole and great-niece Cameron, step-daughter Catherine (Frank Belzil) Maxwell, son-in-law Stewart Jarvis. She will be lovingly remembered as Grandma Jayne by Sheena, Sean, Claire and Andrew.

She lives on in the hearts of best friends Penny Ganetakos and Barbara Gould and all who loved her.

Blessed with a beautiful voice, exceptional vocal range and a passion for music, young Jayne seemed destined for a career in opera, but while studying music at McGill University, she decided she couldn't be Joan Sutherland and Jayne being Jayne, she saw no point in continuing.

A tree will be planted in an Etobicoke Park in Jayne's honour. Contributions may be made through any branch of TD Canada Trust, Transit No. 193, Account 6428400.

Friends and family will gather to celebrate Jayne at the Old Mill, Sunday, June 22nd, 2-5 p.m.

"There may be other songs to sing,
Another fall, another spring,
But there will never, ever, be another you".


AUBERT, Eleanor Jean (Perry) Aubert - Obituary | Print |

AUBERT, Eleanor Jean (nee Perry) -

Passed away peacefully at Cama Woodlands Long Term Care, Burlington, on Monday, March 3, 2014 in her 87th year.

Lovingly remembered by her children Gregory (Susan), Christopher (Glenda), Peter (Lynne), Timothy (Lori, deceased) and Lesley-Anne (deceased 1986). Dear Gramma of Andrea, Cameron, Clark, Emily, Sarah, Rebecca, Catherine, Mallory, Jeremy, Jordan and Matthew; and Great-Grandmother of Joshua, Jacob, Noah, Madeline, Sophie and Chloe.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 7th. Interment will be held at a later date.

Donations to the Parkinson Society would be appreciated by the family.


BROWNE, Margaret Rita Browne - Obituary | Print |

BROWNE, Margaret Rita -

Peacefully after a brief illness on Monday, March 3, 2014.

Marg, wonderful daughter of Dr. Frank and Rita Browne.

Loving mother of Heidi, Courtney, Meaghan and the late Jonathan. Sister of Teresa (Jim Dessailly), Catherine (Peter Smith), Paul (Melissa), Pete, Patrick (Elizabeth) and the late Michael. She will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and her beloved dog Pepper. Margaret was an early graduate of the RNA program in North York (Bethesda), a gifted artist and pianist.

She will be remembered for her quick wit, big heart and unending love for her family. She will forever hold a place in our hearts.

We are indebted to the ICU staff at Mount Sinai Hospital for their expertise and, graciousness. 

Funeral Mass on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 10 a.m. in Annunciation of Our Lady Church (Victoria Park south of Ellesmere).

Memorial donations to CAMH would be greatly appreciated by the family.


BURT, William 'Bill' Burt - Obituary | Print |

BURT, William 'Bill'"Express Condolences"

Burt_WillilamNovember 6, 1923 - March 3, 2014

Passed away suddenly on March 3rd, 2014 at the age 90.

Beloved husband of the late Audrey.

Loving father of Marmie (Chuck), David, Rick (Barb) and Paul (Ginny).

Dear brother of Joyce, Barry and predeceased by Irene and Evelyn. Proud grandfather to Brett (Natalie), Erin, Michael (Erin), Sonya (Ryan), Denise, Heather, Kylie and 7 great grandchildren.

Friends and Relatives will be received at GIFFEN-MACK DANFORTH FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE 2570 Danforth Avenue, Toronto (next to Main St. Subway) on Sunday March 9th from 2-4pm & 6-8pm.

Funeral Service will be held at the Church of St. John the Baptist, Norway, on Monday, March 10th at 11 a.m.

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

On line condolences can be made at:



BUSH, Douglas John Bush - Obituary | Print |

BUSH, Douglas John -

Douglas (Doug, Dougie) John Bush was born on July 15, 1953 in Toronto, Ontario. 

Born to a military family, Doug was to move around the country from base to base constantly making new friends and sharing experiences.

It was this background that gave rise to the man we all knew and loved.  Doug loved people, especially children, and his endearing personality and generous nature were gifts he shared with everyone he met.  Cherished son of Jack and Jean, brother of Deb and David, uncle of Jennifer, Shannah, Nicholas and Jackson and great-uncle of Vienna and Tristan, Doug was a true family man.

Doug will be remembered as a kind, giving and loving man by his family and friends and will be dearly missed. 

Service in Uxbridge on Saturday, March 22nd. 

In memory of Doug, please consider becoming an Organ Donor.  Doug is proof that by doing so, you can save lives.


CARROLL, Arthur Orland Carroll - Obituary | Print |

CARROLL, Arthur Orland -

74, peacefully passed away March 3, 2014, at the Largo Medical Centre, Florida.

He was born September 3, 1939 in Lantz, Nova Scotia. Arthur was the beloved husband and best friend of Ruth-anne Carroll; dear father of Lori, Mark, Melissa, Jason and Julie. Grandfather of Sophie, Maxwell, Mackenzie, Kennedy, Madison, Scarlet and Sailor. He is predeceased by his parents and brother Vernon. Arthur is survived by his siblings Archie, Fred, Murray, Erma, June and Irene.

A funeral service will be held in Oakville on Monday, March 10th.


CLENCH, Shayne John Adrew Clench - Obituary | Print |

CLENCH, Shayne John Adrew -

Clench_Shayne(September 3, 1996 – March 3, 2014)

Our son, Shayne passed away suddenly by taking his own life on Monday, March 3, 2014.

Shayne was a very caring, warm and loving young man with the biggest heart of anyone. Shayne enjoyed and cared deeply for all his friends and family. He touched and changed the lives of anyone who knew him and he will be dearly and deeply missed by all. We are all better for having known him.

He loved sports, music and had a passion for gaming on either his Xbox or Playstation. He was a very gifted student and had a bright future ahead of him. He planned to be a pilot/engineer in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Shayne was loved by many and leaves behind his grief-stricken family; father Melvin, mother Deborah, sisters Meaghan and Shannan. Aunts: Linda, Heather, Doreen, Patricia, Pamela, Carol, (recently departed Geraldine), grandparents; Teresa & Andy, Joan, uncles; Thomas, Raymond, Edgar, Gilles, Ralph, Doug (Doogie), Desmond (Desi), Dave & John.

He will also be deeply missed by many more cousins and family in Canada, Ireland and Scotland.

Donations can be made to Kids Help Phone and Ontario Shores Family Resource Centre.

A Visitation will be held at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Old Kingston Rd, Ajax, 905 428-8488, on Saturday March 15, 2014 and Sunday March 16, 2014  between 2-4 and 7-9pm. 

A celebration of Shayne’s life will be held at St. George’s Anglican Church (77 Randall Drive, Ajax, Ontario) at 1:00pm, on Monday March 17, 2014.

Online condolences may be placed at


DE GRAAFF, Cornelis Adrianus 'Cory' De Graaff - Obituary | Print |

DE GRAAFF, Cornelis Adrianus 'Cory' - Retired Metropolitan Toronto Police 1974-2001

De_Graaff_CoryPassed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre Barrie on Monday March 3, 2014 at age 60.

Beloved husband of Elly de Graaff.

Loving dad of Mike (Nora) and Rob.

Loved grandpa of Adrian.

Dear brother of Betty (Mike), Pieter (Cheryl) and Gerry. Cory will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and many friends.

A Funeral Service will be held Saturday March 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St Andrew's Anglican Church, 125 Wellington St. W. Alliston.

Memorial donations in Cory's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

DESROCHERS, Theresa Desrochers - Obituary | Print |


Died peacefully at home as per her wishes with loving care provided by her family on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 86 years of age.

Theresa DesRochers of Newmarket, wife of the late Bob DesRochers and dear mother of Judy Sheridan (Michael) of Newmarket and Susan Harris (Jim) of Brantford.

Proud grandmother of Andrew Sheridan (Michelle), David Sheridan, Paul Harris (Ashley) and Anne Harris-Collins (Steve) and great-grandmother of Ethan and Cameron Sheridan. Step- grandmother of Susan Howe (Dave), David Harris, Monica Harris (Cathy) and step- great-grandmother of Rachel Baklinski (Chris) and Matthew Howe (Kayla). Step-great-great- grandmother of baby Rowan Baklinski. Survived by her sister Dorothy McNaught of Winnipeg.

Funeral Mass at St. John Chrysostom Church, 432 Ontario St., Newmarket, on Friday, March 7th at 10 a.m. followed by interment.

Memorial donations to Southlake Regional Health Centre (Palliative Care) or the Stedman Community Hospice, Brantford would be appreciated.


Di NARDO, Giuseppe 'Joe' Di Nardo - Obituary | Print |

Di NARDO, Giuseppe 'Joe'"Express Condolences"

DiNardo_GiuseppeJanuary 5, 1961 - March 3, 2014

Our dearest Joe DiNardo left us on Monday, March 3, 2014 after a courageous struggle with his illness.

His sensitivity, kindness, strength and wonderful sense of humour will always be remembered and greatly missed.

Joe left a lifelong, lasting impression on all who were fortunate enough to have known him.

Joe was a proud and loving father, husband, brother and uncle. He will remain forever in our thoughts and be immensely missed.

Friends and family may visit at the JERRETT FUNERAL HOME -  VAUGHAN CHAPEL, 8088 Yonge Street (south of Hwy. 7), on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church, 92 Steeles Avenue West (west of Yonge).

Entombment to be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Online condolences may be made at



ELMER, George Edward 'Ted' Elmer - Obituary | Print |

ELMER, George Edward 'Ted' -

(1923 - 2014)

Beloved husband of Sylvia. Father of Tom (Kathy), Sharon (Greg) Murphy, Ray (Suzy), Faye, Keith (Sue), Brenda, Cindy (Richard) Anderson, and the late Dorothy.

Funeral service will be held in Tottenham on Saturday March 8th, 2014.

Donations to Tottenham United Church, or the Stronach Cancer Centre, Newmarket, would be appreciated.


FARQUHAR, Rose Marie (Grasse) Farquhar - Obituary | Print |

FARQUHAR, Rose Marie (Grasse) -   "Express Condolences"

Farquhar_RoseMay 20, 1925 - March 3, 2014

Passed away with her family by her side at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, on Monday March 3, 2014, in her 89th year.

Beloved wife of the late Bert. Loving mother of Craig and his wife Andrea, Brian and his wife Kyle.

She will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Cavan, Tristan, Callum and Kieran. Dear sister of Betty Boyd of Fredericton, N. B. and Wendell Grasse of Charlottetown P.E.I. Rose will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at the TRULL 'NORTH TORONTO' FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 2704 Yonge St. (5 blocks south of Lawrence Ave.) on Saturday March 15, 2014 at 11 am.

In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to either the Alzheimer's Association of Ontario or the Lung Association of Ontario.

On line condolences may be made at



FAULL, Stephen C. Faull - Obituary | Print |

FAULL, Stephen C. -

December 17, 1960 - March 3, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the unexpected passing of Steve in Victoria, BC.

Survived by his mother Pauline, siblings Carol, Susan and Adrian, sister-in-law Effie, nieces Alexandra and Lauren, nephew Daniel, aunt Maureen and partner Dalis and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins around the world.

Preceded in death by his father William. Special gratitude to Jack and Angie Harvey and his many friends in Nanaimo, BC.

Celebration of Life service to be held on Saturday, April 5th at 2 p.m. at Unity Church, Nanaimo.

Burial and Celebration of Life service for family and friends will be held in Port Hope, ON in the Spring.

Donations to Unity Church, Nanaimo and/or The Salvation Army would be deeply appreciated.


GILCHRIST, Joan Mary (Lyon) Gilchrist, obituary | Print |

GILCHRIST, Joan Mary (Lyon) -

In her 86th year at Extendicare, Georgetown, early Monday morning March 3rd, 2014.

Wife of the late Larry Gilchrist, and a special friend of the late Howard Ribble.

Loved mother of Barbara Skufca (Norb) of Cleveland, grandmother of Chris of California and Dale of Cleveland, dear sister of June Lenz (John), and aunt of Andy and Cathy Lenz.

As was her wish, Joan has been cremated. There will be no service.

In memory contributions to the Children's Wish Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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