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STACEY, David Stacey - Obituary | Print |

STACEY, David -

Stacey_DavidSuper Dave - April 3, 1955 - January 29, 2015

Dave will be greatly missed by his wife Karen, children David (Mary-Ann), Michael, Carly, granddaughter Hailey and his Mother Patricia along with many other family members and friends.

Dave's stories will forever be remembered and retold throughout the Rouge adventures, in the curling club and over bonfires on Skootamatta Lake.

Dave was never a piker and always brought a smile to those around him.

Loved by young and old.

With every Springsteen song we will warmly remember an amazing man.

A short service will take place Friday, February 6th at 1:00 pm at the Legion at 45 Lawson Road, Scarborough, Ontario, followed by a celebration of his life.

Arrangements entrusted to

STEPHEN, Joan Margaret (nee Broadfield) Stephen - Obituary | Print |

STEPHEN, Joan Margaret (nee Broadfield)

Born March, 17, 1924

Peacefully after a long and full life, on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Richmond Hill, at the age of 90, Joan passed away.

She will be forever loved by her daughter Jean (Frank), son Bruce and grandchildren Meaghen (Andre), Stephen, James, Sarah and her great-grandchildren Madeleine and Clara.

Cremation has taken place as per Joan's wishes. A private family celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Many thanks to her doctors Fay Liu and Grace Chou.

Donations in her name to The Princess Margaret Hospital, Dying with Dignity Canada or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be welcomed.


STEWART, Denis Stewart - Obituary | Print |

STEWART, Denis -

Stewart_DenisMay 29, 1943 - January 29, 2015

After a lengthy illness, surrounded by the love of his family, Denis Stewart passed away at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.

Survived by his loving wife Heather, his two sons Andrew (Kelley), Allan (Julie) and grandchildren William and Emma.

Service will be held in Oakville, on Friday, January 30th.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

STEWART, William John 'Bill' Stewart Obituary | Print |

STEWART, William John 'Bill' -

Stewart_BillWilliam (Bill) John Stewart, of Stoney Creek, peacefully passed away on January 29, 2015 in his 83rd year.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Anne Beard. Survived by his sister Janice McDermott (Mark). Much loved father of Hugh (Amelia), Ian (Sandi), Richard (Nan), Laurance (Lois) and Sheila. Beloved step father to Eddie (Denise), Shaun (Tracey), and James (Shauna) Beard.

Grandfather and uncle to many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He will be fondly remembered by Diana Stewart.

Bill was a member of the Burlington Sailing and Boating Club. He was an avid sailor, sports car racer, lover of the arts and world traveller.

The family wishes to thank Millie Obasuyi, Sharon Harrington and the staff at LaSalle Park Retirement Home for the very kind care he was given.

Funeral Service will be held in Burlington on Monday, February 2nd. Interment.

Those wishing to make a donation in his memory are asked to please consider the Royal Botanical Gardens.

SUZUKI, Michinari Suzuki - Obituary | Print |

SUZUKI, Michinari -    "Express Condolences"

April 1, 1936 - January 28, 2015

In his 79th year, died peacefully, with his family at his side, at St. Michael's Hospital in the early minutes of Wednesday, January 28, 2015 after a brief but intense battle with cancer.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 520 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, with a reception following the Mass.

Guests are invited to utilize the parking lot at ROSAR-MORRISON FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 467 Sherbourne Street (South of Wellesley Street) while attending Mass.



TAIT, Doris Mildred (Jones) Tait - Obituary | Print |

TAIT, Doris Mildred (nee Jones) –    "Express Condolences"

March 30, 1930 - January 29, 2015

Passed away with her family by her side in Toronto on Thursday January 29, 2015 at the age of 84.

Predeceased by her loving husband Frank Stanley Tait.

Cherished mother to David & Debrah Tait, Janet & Keith Atkinson and to Barb & Daryl Doucette. Dear grandmother to 6 grandchildren and to 1 great grandchild.

She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her extended family and friends.

riends may call at the TRULL 'NORTH TORONTO' FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 2704 Yonge St. (5 blocks south of Lawrence Ave.) on Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 7-9 pm.

A celebration of life will be held in Fairlawn Avenue United Church (Fairlawn Avenue west of Yonge Street) at 1 pm.

In memoriam donations to the PAWS Animal Rescue and to the Salvation Army would be appreciated.

On line condolences may be made at


TAPP, Mary Agnes (MORONEY) Tapp - Obituary | Print |

TAPP, Mary Agnes (nee MORONEY) -

February 2, 1924 - January 29, 2015

Peacefully at Northridge Long Term Care, Oakville, Ontario.

Dearest wife of James (Jim) Tapp (2004) and beloved mother of Nancy Featherstone (Paul), Rourke (Anne Marie), Judith, Colleen and Stephen (April). Precious "Dubby" to Ben Featherstone (Laura), Kate Featherstone (Steven), Patrick Tapp (Marie-Claude), Lauren Tapp (John), Kathleen Tapp and Liam Tapp.

Great-grandmother to Simon and Maeve Featherstone and Meagan and Jacob Tapp. Loved sister-in-law of Marie Higgerty and Sister Shirley Tapp CSJ.

Grateful thanks to the amazing staff of Trafalgar House and Northridge LTC.  

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church, 47 Reynolds Street, Oakville, on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Oakville Hospital Foundation.


TAYLOR, Norah Taylor - Obituary | Print |

TAYLOR, Norah -

Passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 29, 2015.

Mother of Hugh and Georgie. Second mother to Ida-Marie and Charley.

Grandmother of Pamela, Colleen, Kevin, Lenore and Andrea Kelly. Great-grandmother to Fiona and Charlie. 

Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. in Annunciation Church (Victoria Park, south of Ellesmere). Reception to follow at the Paul O'Connor Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ina Grafton Gage Home or charity of choice.

"Rest in peace"


TOPOLIE, Stephen Topolie - Obituary | Print |

TOPOLIE, Stephen -

Peacefully passed surrounded by his family on January 29, 2015 at Strathmere Lodge in his 100th year.

Beloved husband of the late Stella Topolie. Loving father of Barbara (Juri) Pill and Gary (Edith Dewar) Topolie.

Proud grandfather of Dean Topolie, Megan Catenacci, Beth Pizio, Tracy Topolie, Katherine Pill and Alison Pill. Cherished great- grandfather of Cole, Violet, Anthony Jr. and Wynnifred. Survived by his cousin Lorne Topolniski.

Stephen had a successful career at Ford for over 40 years.

He also had a strong passion for golf and belonged to Sunningdale Golf & Country Club for 25 years.

Funeral service will be held in Strathroy, on Monday, February 2nd. Interment to follow.

A very special thanks to the staff at Strathmere Lodge, particularly Bernie's magic and Sharlene Grant's loving personality.

As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Strathmere Lodge Auxiliary Fund.


WALKER, John Ross Walker - Obituary | Print |

WALKER, John Ross -

Nortel Retiree Our beloved father and grandfather passed away on January 29, 2015 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's Disease.

Predeceased by his loving wife of almost 50 years, Inge Irene (2000).

Cherished father of Kathryn (John Brown) of Mississauga, David (Anne Smith) of Ottawa, Carolyn (Ed de Jong) of Cambridge and John Christopher of Berlin, Germany. Proud Poppa of Cameron, Madeleine and Isabelle Brown and Shaunna Walker-de Jong. Sadly missed by his brother, Lorne Walker (Evelyn) of Montreal, Quebec, and cousin, Brenda Morrison of Oakville, as well as many nieces, nephews and their families. Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec.

Ross loved to hike the Bruce Trail, read Analog magazine, collect antique clocks and make delicious jams.

A Sir George Williams University graduate in math and physics, he was a talented individual who enjoyed repairing everything from watches to cars to homes.

Known for his penchant for wearing running shoes with a suit and tie, Ross retired in 1987 after more than 40 years of loyal service with Nortel and its predecessors Northern Telecom and Northern Electric.

Many thanks to the staff of Willow Way, Cawthra Gardens Long Term Care facility for their kind and compassionate care.

Memorial service to take place at 11:00 a.m, Thursday, February 5, 2015, at at St. Ignatius Loyola Church, 2300 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Mississauga.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Ross' memory to the Bruce Trail Conservancy or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.


WALKINSHAW, Russell Walkinshaw - Obituary | Print |


(Ret. City of York)

Passed peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Thursday January 29th, 2015 in his 93rd year.

Much loved husband of Valerie Louise (nee Roots) for over 68 years.

Dear father of Allan and his wife Nancy.

Son of the late George and Agnes Walkinshaw

Predeceased by his brothers George and Walter and his sister Evelyn.

Russ was a long time resident of Toronto in recent years moving to Whitby.

The family extends heartfelt thanks to all the staff at the Village of Taunton Mills Retirement Residence.

As per Russ’ wishes, no formal service will be held.

In memory of Russ, if desired memorial donations to your favourite CHARITY would be appreciated.

Messages of condolence may be forwarded to


WILSON, Lila Marie (Sinisalo) Wilson - Obituary | Print |

WILSON, Lila Marie (nee Sinisalo)

Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Health Centre on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at the age of 92.

Beloved wife of the late Carl Wilson.

Lila is going to be sadly missed by her family and friends, especially by her most cherished friends Isabel Wright and Denise Kennedy.

Service will be held in Etobicoke on Wednesday, February 4th.


ALLEN, Barbara Emily Rosina Allen Obituary | Print |

ALLEN, Barbara Emily Rosina -

Allen_BarbaraIt is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Mrs. Barbara Allen at Billings Court Manor, on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at the age of 86.

Loving wife to Leonard of 67 years. Devoted mother to Leonard (Alicia), Geoff (Debbie) and Jane (John Walker).

Proud grandmother to John, Dan, Samantha, Steven, Richard, Adam, Cassandra, Hillary and Shelby, and great-grandmother to Ava, Grayson and Rose.

Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will take place at St. Stephen United Church, 2258 Parkway Drive, BURLINGTON, on Tuesday, February 3rd at 11 am.

For those who wish, donations in memory of Barbara to St. Stephen United Church Memorial Fund would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

BANNOCK, Lilian and Albert Bannock - Obituary | Print |

BANNOCK, Lilian Rosalind (nee Hunt) - 1922 - 2015 - BANNOCK, Albert Michael - 1915 - 2012

Bannock_Lil_and_AlFormerly of West Rouge, Toronto, both Lynn and Al passed away in Belleville, Ontario.

Born in Swansea, Toronto, Lynn, an only child, joined a loving extended family. She would often reminisce about their adventures skating on Grenadier Pond, swimming at Sunnyside, and summers in Prince Edward County. She studied violin at the Royal Conservatory of Music and performed in numerous concerts throughout the city.

One of four children, Al was raised in Alberta and worked for the RCMP before enlisting for WWII. After moving to Toronto and marrying Lynn, they built their home on Ridgewood Road. Al worked in the fields of Security Brokerage and Human Resources.

While a member of the Toronto Eglinton Rotary Club, he served as president and was awarded The Paul Harris Fellow Award. He was an avid Outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing trips with his brother.

Lynn was an active volunteer in Pediatrics at Scarborough Centenary Hospital, an avid curler and supporter of The Arts.

Upon retirement, they continued to enjoy travelling and eventually moved to Belleville to be close to family. Lynn and Al enjoyed many wonderful friendships in “The Rouge” as well as those in “The Adelphians”, Rotary and Bayview Golf Club.

They are survived by children Camille Hanlan, Terry Bannock, Michelle Bannock & her husband Bill Procter and Al’s brother Russell.

They were predeceased by sons Ronald and Dennis and Al’s sisters Eva and Molly. They will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Robin and Sam.

The family would like to thank the caring staff of Westgate Lodge and Hastings Manor.

At Lynn and Al’s request, they will rest together in Toronto. Arrangements out of Belleville.

BODDY, Wayne Boddy - Obituary | Print |

BODDY, Wayne -

(July 6, 1952 - January 28, 2015)

Passed away at Sunnybrook Hospital after a brave fight with brain cancer on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at age 62.

Wayne will be missed in uncountable ways by his wife Sharron, daughter Cara, son-in-law Darryl, brother Allan, sister-in-law Darlene, nieces and nephews Alex, Meaghan, Michael and Tara, his dog Larry as well as his grandbaby Mavis (to whom he will always be "Grand-Waynie").

A special thanks to Wayne's neighbours who were so gracious with their time and help in the last year, especially Vern and Michelle.

Wayne had rediscovered his love of cycling in the last few years, was passionate about F1 racing and spent much of his free time learning about aviation and World War II, but his greatest joy in life was spending time with his friends, his colleagues and his family. He was a great story teller and a loyal friend.

Join his family for wine and hors d'oeuvres at Shrimp Cocktail, 843 King Street West, Oshawa on Sunday, February 8th from 12 -3 pm. Bring your stories and memories of Wayne.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Dr. Perry at Sunnybrook Hospital for his ongoing research regarding glioblastoma would be appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to MOUNT LAWN FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY at 905-443-3376.

Memories may be shared at


BOWMAN, Michael Bowman - Obituary | Print |

BOWMAN, Michael -

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Butternut Manor in Uxbridge in his 80th year. 

Michael beloved husband to the late Barbara Kemp. 

 Loving father to Christine (Gary) Williamson, Kenny (Eileen) Bowman, Katy (Andrew) Pike. 

Proud Daddad to Alexander, Steven, Liam, Emily, Clare and James. 

Predeceased by his two sisters Gladys and Betty. 

Cremation has taken place. A private family interment will take place at a later date. 

The family wishes to thank all the great staff at Butternut Manor. 

In Michael’s memory, please consider a donation to the Uxbridge Historical Society.

BRIDGES, Elsie May Bridges - Obituary | Print |

BRIDGES, Elsie May -

Passed away suddenly on January 28, 2015 at Scarborough Hospital.

Beloved wife of the late Stanley Bridges.

Survived by her sister-in-law Naureen Marsh, her nephew Philip Marsh, his wife Shirley and family, her niece Susan Proctor, her husband Bob and family.

Many thanks to the staff and new friends at Bethany Manor who made the last three years so happy.

At Elsie's request, there will be no Funeral Services.


ESPERANCA, Maria Graciete 'Grace' Esperanca - Obituary | Print |

ESPERANCA, Maria Graciete 'Grace' -

On Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Trillium Health Partners - Mississauga, at the age of 79.

Beloved wife of Dr. Manuel Esperanca.

Loving mother of Timothy, Peter (Nicole), Jennifer and Patricia. Cherished grandmother of Ashley, Amanda, Nicholus, Joseph and Victoria.

Dear sister of Armenio, Isabel and Dulce. Grace will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Funeral Mass at Cristo Rei Parish, 3495 Confederation Pkwy., Mississauga, on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 10 a.m.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.


FIFE, Pauline Fife - Obituary | Print |

FIFE, Pauline -

Peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at the age of 85.

Beloved wife of 59 years to Jim.

Caring and devoted mother of Charmaine (Matthew) and proud Grammy of Danielle, Jonah and Virginia.

Sister of the late John, Robert and Raymond Guerriere.

Pauline will be lovingly remembered in the hearts of all her family and friends.

Funeral Service will be held in Thornhill, on Monday, February 2nd with interment.

If desired, donations to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Foundation, 4 Campbell Drive, Uxbridge, ON L9P 1S4 would be appreciated.


GABOURY, Cecile Anna (nee Bourget) Gaboury - Obituary | Print |

GABOURY, Cecile Anna (nee: Bourget) -

Gaboury_CecileCecile passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa after suffering a stroke, at the age of 92.

Beloved wife of the late Jack Gaboury.

Loving mother of Marie Susan Hunter (Robert), Nicole Gaboury (Barrie Rudge), Richard Gaboury (Gloria), Monique Gaboury-Chapman (Cathy), and Jack Gaboury (Teresa Beckley).

Cherished grandma of 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Cecile also leaves behind 3 sisters and 2 brothers.

Many thanks to the nursing staff at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on 4F and 5C for all their loving care, as well as her Franciscan and Catholic Women’s League friends.

Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME 124 King Street East Oshawa, 905 433-4711, for Visitation on Friday January 30th from 2 - 4pm  &  7 -9pm. Prayers at 2pm.

Funeral Mass will be held at the St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church on Saturday January 31st at 2pm. Interment at Thornton Cemetery.

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