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CAMERON, Donald Meredith Cameron - Obituary | Print |

CAMERON, Donald Meredith -

Cameron_DonaldPassed away at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie on Saturday, March 20th, 2015. Donald Cameron of Barrie in his 82nd year.

Beloved husband of Norma (nee Turner). Dear father of Cheryl Carson & her husband Ted of Uxbridge, Karen Piercey & her husband Mark of Elmvale and the late Ronald.

Loving grandfather of Matthew and Thomas.

Brother-in-law of Richard, Sandra, Mary, Thomas, Sharon, Gordon & Robert and the late Shirley, Harry, Edward & Margaret.

A funeral service will be held at the Heritage Baptist Church, Ardagh Road in Barrie on Tuesday, March 31st at 11:00 a.m. with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Burial has taken place in Brampton.

As an expression of sympathy donations to the Gospel for Asia or to the Heritage Baptist Church (Mortgage Fund).

CHENG, Guang Xin Cheng - Obituary | Print |

CHENG, Guang Xin -

October 9, 1928 - March 20, 2015

Passed away peacefully on March 20, 2015 at North York General Hospital in Toronto.

Loving father of Yan (Man Wah) and Ping (Min).

Caring grandfather of Kok Yan (Vince), Kok Sum and Kok Lin.

Guang Xin will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends.

Funeral Service will be held in Thornhill on Saturday, March 28th, followed by cremation.


CHURCHER, Norman Lenard Churcher - Obituary | Print |

CHURCHER, Norman Lenard -

It is with great sadness that the family of Norman Lenard Churcher announces his passing on March 20, 2015 at the age of 96 in Lindsay, Ontario.

A Veteran of the Second World War and a former Grand Master at the Scarborough Masonic Lodge (No. 653).

Lovingly remembered by his wife Molly and his children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his first wife June, parents Bertie and Rosetta Churcher and his siblings.

A celebration of Norman's life will be held this summer.


COADY, Patricia Mary Ann Coady - Obituary | Print |

COADY, Patricia Mary Ann -

Coady_Patricia(November 13, 1948 - March 20, 2015)

It is with saddened hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Patricia Mary Ann Coady on Friday, March 20, 2015.  Surrounded by the love of her family, Patricia was called to God after a courageous battle with cancer.

Beloved wife of Maurice, loving mother to son Kevin, daughter Cindy and son-in law Lorne.

Cherished grandmother to Brandon, Sarah, George, Claudia and Charles.

Visitation at McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Old Kingston Rd, Ajax, ON, on Sunday, March 22nd from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church, 1148 Finch Avenue, Pickering, ON, on Monday, March 23rd at 10:00 AM 

Her gentle spirit will be forever missed by her many brothers and sisters in the Coady and Noonan families.

Her light will shine on, through time, through us.


COUKELL, William Bruce Coukell - Obituary | Print |

COUKELL, William Bruce -

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Services, Bowmanville on Friday, March 20, 2015.

Beloved husband of Mary (Renzoni).

Loving father of Pegi (Mike), Pati and William. Step- father of Michael Renzoni (Maureen).

Dear grandfather of Tracy (Jim), Luke (Jean), Ford, Matthew and Daniel. Great- grandfather of Jesse, Bethany, Amy, Tyler and Olivia. Brother-in-law of John and Janet.

Service will be held in Richmond Hill, on Wednesday March 25th. Cremation.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of York Region or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.


COYNE, Ken Coyne - Obituary | Print |

COYNE, Ken -

On March 20, 2015 at Mackenzie Health at the age of 63.

Loving husband to Doreen (nee Towle). Devoted father to his sons Chris and Aaron. Dear brother-in-law to Janelle, Dennis (Anna) and their families. Son of the late Walter and Mary Coyne.

Visitation at MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, on Friday, March 27th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 28th at 11 a.m. in St. Matthew's United Church, 333 Crosby Avenue, Richmond Hill. Cremation.

If desired, donations may be made to the Lung Association of Ontario in memory of Ken.

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CURRY, Leonard 'Len' Curry Obituary | Print |

CURRY, Leonard 'Len' -

Curry_LenIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Len on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Mississauga at the age of 77 surrounded by his family.

Beloved husband for 57 years of Helen.

Cherished father of Len (Heather) and Donna (Jim). Predeceased by his daughter Brenda (Mark).

Proud papa of Brian, Jessica, Sarah, Jeff and Spencer. Also survived by his sister Georgina.

Visitation will be held at the GLEN OAKS FUNERAL HOME AND CEMETERY, 3164 Ninth Line, Oakville (at Dundas St.) 905-257-8822 on Sunday, March 22nd from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and Monday from 12-1 p.m. followed by funeral service at 1 p.m. in the Glen Oaks chapel.

The family would like to offer their sincere gratitude to the ICU staff at Mississauga Trillium Hospital for making Len's last weeks as comfortable and pain-free as possible.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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DAY, Isobel (McBride) Day - Obituary | Print |

DAY, Isobel (McBride) -

Passed away peacefully on March 20, 2015 in her 86th year.

Beloved wife of Douglas Day.

Dear sister of Bill and his wife Wilma. Sister-in-law of Ethel and Betty Day. Isobel will be remembered by her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

At Isobel's request no service will be held.

Cremation has taken place.

Memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army, Sleeping Children Around the World and The Scott Mission.


DeMARCO, Maria Colomba DeMarco Obituary | Print |

DeMARCO, Maria Colomba -

DeMarco_MariaAt St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, on Friday, March 20, 2015 in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Giuseppe (2013).

Dear mother of Edward (Diana) and Mark (David). Loving grandmother of Donna Lynn Diplock (Mike) and Margo DeMarco, great-grandmother of Steven, Michelle, Laura, Vicky and David and great great-grandmother of Carley and Markus. She is survived by her sister Valorea of Italy.

Mrs. DeMarco was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, a member of St. Alfred's Parish and a resident of St. Catharines for 60 years.

Mrs. DeMarco is at the BUTLER FUNERAL HOME, 424 Niagara St. (south of Scott), St. Catharines where the family will receive friends on Wednesday from 9 - 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Liturgy will be held at ST. ALFRED'S PARISH, 272 Vine St., St. Catharines on Wednesday, March 25th at 11:00 a.m. Rite of Committal.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to The Run for the Cure (Rankin Run) would be appreciated by the family.

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DOGGETT, Ailsa Margaret Ross (Peggy) Doggett - Obituary | Print |

DOGGETT, Ailsa Margaret Ross (Peggy), P. Eng. -

With sadness we announce the passing of Ailsa Doggett at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, on March 20, 2015.

Predeceased by her loving husband Robert Doggett. Mother of Hugh Doggett (Nancy). Loving grandmother of Alexis and Scott Doggett. 

Funeral service will be held in Scarborough, Monday, March 23rd.  Interment, Markham, ON.

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


DUDGEON, John David Michael Dudgeon - Obituary | Print |

DUDGEON, John David Michael -

Dudgeon_John(February 9, 1943 - March 20, 2015)

John Dudgeon, lover of family, friends, music and travel was revered by those who had the pleasure to know him. He left the world a better place by making the people around him happy.

John died peacefully Friday, March 20, 2015 at Milton District Hospital surrounded by close family. He was 72.

John is survived by his wife of 44 years, Helena; his sons Michael (Linda), Christopher (Margot) and Ryan (Ashley). He is missed by granddaughters Loren, Isabel, Morgan, Gabriela and by his sister Joan.

He was born in Orangeville and grew up in Parkdale of Toronto before moving and raising a family in the west end of the GTA.

Our sincere thanks go to the excellent medical staff at Credit Valley and Milton District hospitals for the fine care he received.

Visitation will be held at J. Scott Early Funeral Home, 21 James Street, Milton (905) 878-2669 on Wednesday, March 25 from 2 - 6 p.m. to celebrate John's life. A service of remembrance will begin at 5:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, if you could kindly consider a donation to an arthritis charity of your choice or go to

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ELLIOTT, Andrew Graeme Elliott - Obituary | Print |

ELLIOTT, Andrew Graeme -

May 28, 1983 - March 20, 2015

Pat Van Horne and Graeme Elliott are profoundly sad to announce that our beloved son, Andrew, died suddenly on March 20, 2015, just a few hours into the first day of Spring.

He was 31.

Andrew had many gifts but suffered for years from the effects of addiction and mental illness. He is survived by us, along with many aunts, uncles and cousins in Canada, the United States and Japan. Andrew maintained some lifelong friendships, people who stuck by him through good times and bad.

He is also survived by a very special friend, Tiffany, who made his world a brighter place. We are heartbroken.

Friends are invited to share memories of Andrew on Thursday, March 26th, between 3 and 5 p.m. at Peoples Eatery, 307 Spadina Avenue, Toronto.


FOX, Jack Norman Fox - Obituary | Print |

FOX, Jack Norman -

Fox_JackApril 17, 1937 - March 20, 2015

Peacefully on Friday, March 20, 2015 at St. Michael's Hospital in his 78th year.

Jack beloved husband of Orla (nee Raham).

Loving father of Karen (Graeme Illman), Catherine (Bob Kennedy).

Dear grandpa of Joel, Charis and Hannah.

Dear brother-in-law of Alan, Austin and Elva. Jack will be dearly missed by his many nieces, nephews and all who knew him. 

A memorial service will be held at the Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. (at Yonge and St. Clair) on Thursday, March 26th at 1 p.m.

Donations may be made to Key Bible Clubs or Ratanak International.


FRENCH, Joan Barbara French - Obituary | Print |

FRENCH, Joan Barbara -

(October 4, 1932 - March 20, 2015)

Loving wife of the late Wally French. Cherished mother of Susan (Keith) and Steven (Valerie).

Adoring grandmother of David, Jillian (Scott), Sara (Josh) and Amy. Proud great-grandmother of Brandon, Jake, Ryan, Makayla, Annitta, Amber and Joseph.

Joan will be missed by her sister Margaret (Bruce) and brother Harry (Pam), brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law of the French family, and many nieces and nephews.

Interment will take place at a later date in North York.

Donations in memory of Joan can be made to the Alzheimer Society.

GASBARINO, Paul Louis Gasbarino Obituary | Print |

GASBARINO, Paul Louis Jr. –

Gasbarino_PaulAt home, peacefully, on Friday, March 20, 2015. Paul of Ennismore, in his 76th year.

Beloved husband of Lynn (nee Jackson) for 53 years. Best friend to his daughters Dana Lynn Wenzel (Tom), and Karen Louise Gasbarino-Knutt (Mark).

Fabulously fun GPa to Kayla (Dejan) and Kelsey (Dan), and Grampy to Sarah and James.

Highly respected outdoor writer and founding member of Muskies Canada Inc; president of the Toronto Chapter for 10 years and first National President. One of the first five members to be inducted into the Muskies Canada Hall of Fame. Most recently, Director at Large for the Kawartha Lakes Chapter.

Visitation will be held at the ASHBURNHAM FUNERAL HOME AND RECEPTION CENTRE, 840 Armour Road, Peterborough on Tuesday, March 24th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.

A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, March 25th at 11 am.

If desired, donations may be made to Muskies Canada Foundation (

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GASPARRO, Vincenzo Gasparro - Obituary | Print |

GASPARRO, Vincenzo -

1938 - 2015

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Vincenzo Gasparro in the loving presence of his family on March 20, 2015, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Sannicandro, Italy on March 2, 1938, he is predeceased by his parents Pasquale and Lucia Gasparro. Vincenzo leaves behind his beloved wife Santina of 48 years.

He was a devoted son and a sentimental husband who never missed an occasion to gift his wife with flowers.

A humble man who lived simply and cared passionately. He was happiest amongst family or serving clientele at his true joy, Vince Gasparro's Meats on Bloor Street. Having started the business over 45 years ago, he quickly became a successful entrepreneur and proudly passed down the business to his two sons. Vincenzo was a model of generosity, being a supportive and loving father to Pasquale, Nicola and Lucia, cherished grandfather to Amanda, Martina, Mia and Ava, whom he adored. He will be greatly missed by friends and family.

Of his own life he said, "My hope is that I shall have done more good than bad for people."

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere east of the Jane subway from 6-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. W., at 11 a.m.

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GOSNEY, Alice Gosney - Obituary | Print |

GOSNEY, Alice -

Peacefully at Union Villa on Friday, March 20, 2015 in her 95th year.

Alice, beloved wife of the late Harold (December 2000).

Loving mother of Betty Harris (Doug) and Joy Hills. Dear grandmother of Mark (Lisa), Glenna, Paul (Krista), Michael (Christine), Mary, Jeffrey and Aaliyah. Proud great- grandmother of Owen, Isaac, Evey and Chloe.

The family would like to thank the staff of Union Villa for their kind and gentle care of mom over the past 3 years.

A Celebration of Alice's Life will be held on SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Thornhill Baptist Church, 8018 Yonge Street, Thornhill.

If desired, mom would have appreciated memorial donations to Operation Eyesight or Doctors Without Borders.


HEARD, Gordon Lloyd Heard - Obituary | Print |

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Heard_Gordon(December 20, 1928 to March 20, 2015)

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Gordon Lloyd Heard.

Beloved husband of Jean for 48 years.  Loving father to Jeff (Marla) and Wendy (Ron). Cherished Poppa to Morgan and Taiya.

Brother to Yvonne Johnson. Gordon will be missed by Jean's sister and brothers, his nieces, nephews and their families, as well as the congregation at Lighthouse Baptist Church.

He retired from General Motors in 1994, after 35 years of service. He then spent the majority of his time outdoors taking care of his yard and gardening.

The last few years kept him busy watching the growth of the neighbourhood and meeting new neighbours.  Most of all, Gordon enjoyed working around the house he built and lived in, as well as labouring for the Lord.

Resting at the COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 Highway 2, Courtice, 905-432-8484, with visitation on Sunday, March 22nd from 4:00 to 8:00 and funeral service on Monday, March 23rd at 11:00am.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region or Lighthouse Baptist Church (Courtice).

Online condolences may be placed at


HINGSTON, Mildred Noreen (James) Hingston - Obituary | Print |

HINGSTON, Mildred Noreen (nee James) -

February 26, 1925 - March 20, 2015

Our family regrets to announce the end of Noreen's long and rich life, after years of deteriorating health.

Wife to the late Alec Hingston and predeceased by her brothers Melville, Norm (Doreen) and Earl (Ruby) James.

Beloved mother to Brian (June), Wayne (Sylvia), Ron (Amie) and Carol. Cherished grandmother to Andrew (Michelle), Melissa (Chris), Amy (Peter); Julia (David) and Jennifer; Sean and Dionne (Andrew); and great- grandmother to Galen, Faelen and Aengus; Abigail and Liam; Mea and Ethan.

Noreen was dedicated to the success of all members of her family and friends. Her humble, rural beginnings made her determined, frugal and willing to sacrifice for others. She instilled honesty, a strong work ethic and perseverance in the face of adversity that prepared her family for life.

Service will be held in Uxbridge, on Sunday, March 22nd.

In memory of Noreen, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or a charity of your choice.

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HOLKO, Paulina Josephina (Mazurkiewicz) Holko Obituary | Print |

HOLKO, Paulina Josephina (nee Mazurkiewicz) -

Holko_PaulinaPeacefully with her children by her side, one day after her 96th birthday, Paulina Josephina Holko passed away at Creek Way Village on Friday, March 20, 2015.

Predeceased by her loving husband John (2000).

Cherished mother to her only son Edward and his wife Marjorie. Loving Babcia to Tamara and Kimberley, step-Babcia to Michael and Amy and great-Babcia to nine great-grandchildren.

Paulina was an avid gardener with a green thumb that could grow just about anything. Whether it was from a seed, a pit, or a spent flower, everything she touched flourished.

A special heartfelt thank you to the staff at Creek Way Village. Thank you seems inadequate, your loving care and compassion will never be forgotten. Paulina was treated like family. Forever etched in our mind and hearts is the beautiful and heartwarming exit of the building being draped with the Quilt of Dignity.

Visitation at SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of QEW), BURLINGTON (905-632-3333), on Tuesday, March 24th from 3-5 and 7-9p.m.

Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Church, 2261 Parkway Drive, Burlington on Wednesday, March 25th at 11a.m. Interment.

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Paulina are asked to please consider The Willow Foundation (Creek Way Village).

Loved always, and forever in our hearts.

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