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VAN WART, Gerow (Gerry) Van Wart - Obituary | Print |

VAN WART, Gerow (Gerry) -

Passed away peacefully at Mississauga Trillium Hospital on Thursday, February 19, 2015 after a battle with lung disease.

Predeceased by his wife of 65 years Marion, he leaves behind his children Paul (Janet), Peter (Judy), Jeananne (Lou), Margo (Rick), Patti (Zygmunt), Tim (Kim), Mary Jo, Jacquie (Matt), 25 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren with one on the way, his brother Murray (Mary) and many nieces and nephews.

Gerry will be remembered for his great determination, entrepreneurial spirit, years of service with the Toronto Home Builders' Association and his wonderful sense of humour. We love you Dad, your memory will always make us smile.

A special thank you to all the caring Doctors and Nurses at Trillium Hospital.

Service will be held in Mississauga, on Monday, February 23rd.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one of Gerry's favorite charities, Smile Train, or Toronto All-Star Big Band.

WHITEBRIDGE, Laine Whitebridge - Obituary | Print |


On February 19, 2015 in Toronto at age 14.

Our shining star and creative spirit of many talents, cherished and deeply missed by her moms: Laura White and N.J. Bridge and siblings: Quinn, John, Stephanie and Joel Whitebridge and grandparents: Mary and Ted White and the late Bert and Jean Bridge, aunts and uncles, cousins, a circle of close family friends and her nanny Marjane Del-Amen. Laine brightened the lives of so many.

She was a talented artist attending the Specialized Art Program at Central Technical School.

She was a gifted athlete. She was a special friend to fish and fauna, especially Scout, Kimi and Maisy. She attended Delta Senior Alternative School and Clinton Public School. We feel so lucky to have had her in our lives and so sad to have lost her.

A Memorial Service to Celebrate Laine's life will be held at The Church of St. Mary Magdalene, 477 Manning Ave., on Thursday, February 26th at 12 noon. Street parking only. Cremation has taken place.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Laine's memory to "Friends of Clinton Street Public School" 460 Manning Ave., Toronto, ON.


WILLIAMS, Jeanne Elvera Williams - Obituary | Print |

WILLIAMS, Jeanne Elvera -

Williams_JeannePeacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Thursday February 19, 2015 at the age of 86.

Beloved wife of Robert for 68  years.

Loving mother of David and his wife Marie, Daniel and his wife Carole and Diane and her husband Richard Carlson.

Devoted Grandma to Kerry and his wife Brianna Williams, Jeffrey Williams and Stephanie, Paula and Terri Carlson and great grandma to Archer and Hayden.

Predeceased by her sisters Helen Hobbins and Edith Graham.

As per Jeanne’s request, cremation has taken place with entombment at Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough.

Donations in memory of Jeanne to a CHARITY of your choice can be made through McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD, 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558).

Online condolences may be made at


WINBERG, Marty Nei Winberg - Obituary | Print |

WINBERG, Marty Neil -

Passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015.

Beloved son of Norma and the late Wolfe Winberg.

Brother of Michael and uncle of Jordan and Jared.

Funeral was on Sunday, February 22nd. Private Shiva.

Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

ZACHARIADIS, Dr. George Paul Zachariadis - Obituary | Print |

ZACHARIADIS, Dr. George Paul -

Passed away peacefully with his family and friends by his side at Toronto General Hospital on February 19, 2015 after a brief illness.

Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, February 21st from St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church at 11:30 a.m.

Interment to follow.


APPERLEY, Lois Marion (Gard) Apperley - Obituary | Print |

APPERLEY, Lois Marion (Gard) -

January 30, 1935 - February 19, 2015

With her husband Jack and devoted daughter Deborah at her side, Lois passed away at Credit Valley Hospital on February 19, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Lois was a Commercial Rated Pilot and loved to fly her Cessna 172 Skyhawk. She was a past Chairman of The Ninety-Nines Women's Pilot Association.

Lois was the Founder and President of the Aero Mart Inc. and Vice President of her husband's company Young & Apperley Ltd. Jack and Lois celebrated 60 years of marriage on June 12, 2014.

She attended the marriage of her grandson Christopher to Keira. She loved him dearly and Jack was so proud of his eulogy to his "Nana" at her service. She will be greatly missed by Jack and daughter Deborah (Steve), grandson Christopher (Keira), sister Elsie (Bill), niece Heather (Bob), Tarra, Trudy and Darlene.

Service and interment have been held.

Our special thanks in all respects to Marlo Campbell and staff for the excellent care of our loved one.


BAK, Jeanne (Bik Sim Ng) Bak - Obituary | Print |

BAK, Jeanne (Bik Sim Ng) -

Former Owner of Lechee Gardens Peacefully at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto on Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

In her 80th year.

Beloved wife of the late Edward (Ku Him Ng) Bak.

Dear mother of Louise, Carson and Ernest and wife Miffany.

Grandmother of Cassie Ng, Hayley Cei Ng, Kaelan Kai Ng.

Funeral service will be held in Kingston, on Monday, February 23rd.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to University Hospitals Kingston Foundation would be appreciated by the family.


BECKWITH, Leander Neary Beckwith Obituary | Print |

BECKWITH, Leander Neary -

(May 16, 1920 - February 18, 2015)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dearly loved father and grandfather at the age of 94.

Survived by children Bob (Lynn), Wayne (Donna), Frank (Phuong), Virginia (Paul) and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Predeceased by wives Bernice Beckwith and Helen Ferris, and by daughter Sylvia.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, February 28th at 2:00 p.m. from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 8205 Boston Church Road, Milton.

BLAKE, Malcolm Shelley Blake - Obituary | Print |

BLAKE, Malcolm Shelley -

Peacefully on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Seven Oaks Nursing Home with family by his side.

Malcolm, loving husband to Pamela, beloved father of Wendy and Steve and his wife Nanette. Dear Pappa to Sean, Aaron, Nicholas and Stewart. Dear brother to Willie, Maureen, James (Jumbo), Jean, Estelle and June.

He will be missed by his relatives and friends.

 Complete Funeral Service to be held at St. John's Presbyterian Church, 410 Goldhawk Trail (off Alton Towers Cir.), on Sunday, February 22nd at 4:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Parkinson Society Canada would be appreciated. Cremation to follow.

BRADLEY, George Alan Bradley - Obituary | Print |

BRADLEY, George Alan -

Bradley_GeorgeSeptember 16, 1925 - February 18, 2015

Died peacefully with family by his side on February 18, 2015.

He was born in Toronto on September 16, 1925, son of the late Harry and Alice (Raine) Bradley.

He worked at the Toronto Board of Education as a Stationary Engineer for 39 years until retirement.

George is survived by his beloved wife Norma. Loving father of David (Pauline). Loving Poppa to grandchildren Matthew (Athina) and Madolyn.

The family wishes to thank the nursing staff of Scarborough General Hospital Emergency and Acute Care for all of their efforts

Service will be held in Scarborough on Sunday, February 22nd.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice, or barring that, to Woodbine Race Track, 3rd Race, #5 horse!!.

BURNS, Bruce Garfield Burns Obituary | Print |

BURNS, Bruce Garfield -

Burns_Bruce_GarfieldPassed away peacefully at the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 in his 90th year.

Beloved husband of the late Betty Hodgins (1992). Loving father of Lynda Loxley (John) of Newmarket, Nancy Beatty (Neil) of Kettleby and Kelly Burns-Totten (Derek) of Keswick.

Grandfather of Kevin (Christine), Sarah (Kyle), Jessica (Thom), Meaghan (Ryan), Seth (Vinita), Lucas (Laura), Madison (Derek), Mikaela and Hayden. Great Grandfather of Emily, Sophia, Liam, Carson, Hudson and Hazel.  Special friend of Margrethe Hansen.

Arrangements out of Lindsay. Funeral service will be held on Monday, February 23rd at 11:30 am at Trinity Anglican Church,  79 Victoria Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1R3. Reception to follow.  Interment.

If desired, in memoriam donations to The Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.


BURTON, Ricky Burton - Obituary | Print |

BURTON, Ricky -

On Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at St. Michael's Hospital.

Ricky Burton beloved husband, and best friend of Lynn. Adored and exemplary father of Franklin, and Marla. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Robert, and Patricia. 

Service will be held in Toronto on Thursday, February 19th.  Shiva at 10 Delisle Avenue, PH No. 3.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ricky Burton Memorial Fund c/o Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation.


CECCONI, Walter Peter Cecconi - Obituary | Print |

CECCONI, Walter Peter -

Passed away peacefully on the evening of Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at home at the age of 85, with his beloved wife Citra by his side.

Loving father of Richard. Cherished grandfather to Maya.

Uncle to Cinzia and Monica. Walter will be sadly missed by family and friends.

He will be remembered for his strength, straightforwardness and continuous sense of humour.

Service will be held in Scarborough, on Saturday February 28th, followed by interment.

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

CHANDLER, Debra 'Debbie' Chandler - Obituary | Print |

CHANDLER, Debra 'Debbie'

Suddenly, at home on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at the age of 55.

Loving wife of Carroll Benoit.

Debbie will be remembered as a wife, mother and sister.

Service will be held in Toronto, on Friday, February 27th.

CHUBA, Anne (Horan) Chuba Obituary | Print |

CHUBA, Anne (nee Horan) -

Chuba_AnnePassed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at Hampton Terrace Care Centre, Burlington on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at the age of 92.


Beloved wife of the late Fred Chuba.

Loving mother of Karen Williams (Ken Wharram) of Burlington and Glen Chuba (Renee) of Haliburton. Predeceased by her brothers Pete, Bill and Steve Pula.

Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and former Sears colleagues.


Private Cremation has taken place. Arrangements out of Burlington. Anne will be eniched with her husband in Windsor Memorial Gardens.

COOK, June (Graham) Cook Obituary | Print |

COOK, June (nee Graham) -

Cook_JuneJune passed peacefully on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at Extendicare Halton Hills, in her 92nd year.

She was the beloved wife of the late Mervyn Cook.

Loving mother of the late Myrna Campbell and proud grandmother of Colleen Campbell. June was predeceased by her parents Bert and Eva Graham of Glen Williams, her older siblings Marie Beaumont, Jack Graham, Madge Copeland and Gord Graham and by Darren Boudreau whom she raised.

Thanks to the staff of Extendicare, specifically the staff of "The Glen Unit."

Funeral service will be held in Georgetown on Tuesday, February 24th. Interment.

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

COUTU, Wilfrid Campbell Coutu - Obituary | Print |

COUTU, Wilfrid Campbell

(June 14, 1925 - February 18, 2015)

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. 

Beloved husband of the late Marie (nee Auger).  Loving father of Michael, Anne, Jane, John, Marc, Louise, and Joan.  Father-in-law of Maureen, Dave, Barbara, Alan and Sebastian. Poppa to 15 grandchildren and great-grandfather to 2.

World War II Veteran, Naval Forces of Canada. Wilf attended Pickering College, followed by Queen's University and had a successful career in construction engineering sales. Marie and Wilf were longtime parishioners of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish. 

Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Sorrows Church on Monday, February 23rd at 11 a.m.

If desired please make a donation to a charity of your choice.


CURRO, Maria Curro - Obituary | Print |

CURRO, Maria -

Curro_Maria(March 3, 1928 - February 18, 2015)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Maria Curro.

Beloved wife of Domenico Curro for 64 years.

Mother of Connie (Joe) Fortugno, Grace (Joe) DiSalvo, Santino (Grace), Anna (Rocco) Briganti, Fred (Gina), and Tony (Jean).

Grandmother of 16; Johnny, Domenic (Susy), Bruno, Mariella; Gaspero (Dimple), Domenic (Melanie); Fabio; Rocco (Michelle), Sandy, Maria (Joso); Maria, Domenic, Bianca, Mark Anthony; Nico, Maria Julia.

Great grandmother to three; Eliana, Luca; Matthew.


FORSYTHE, Bruce Forsythe - Obituary | Print |


February 8, 1966 - February 18, 2015

In his 49th year.

Many knew Bruce from the family business "The Hockey Shop".

Beloved husband of Laura.

Loving father to Luke and Haley.

Bruce will be missed by family and friends alike.

Service to be held Saturday, February 28th at Pine Hills cemetery.

GARTSIDE, Loraine (Ellis) Gartside Obituary | Print |

GARTSIDE, Loraine (nee Ellis) -

Gartside_LorainePassed away peacefully at Billings Court Manor in her 88th year on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 with her family present.

She leaves behind sons William (Dorothy) of Rothesay, New Brunswick, David (the late Elizabeth) of Thornhill, Ontario and daughter Gail (Eric) of St. Catharines, Ontario, much loved grandchildren Bryan and Kristie of New Brunswick. Harlan, Ethan and Bianca of St. Catharines.

Loraine was a lifelong member of the I.O.D.E. Her strength, determination and love were three rules of life she always followed. She was always generous to family and friends.

Funeral Service will be held in Burlington on Saturday, February 21st.

In Loraine's memory, please consider a donation to the Appleby United Church where Loraine was a member for 48 years.

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