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BOWMAN, Lucille 'Lucy' Margaret Bowman - Obituary | Print |

BOWMAN, Lucille 'Lucy' Margaret -

Bowman_LucillePeacefully, with loving family by her side at Community Nursing Home, Port Hope on Monday, December 29, 2014.

Lucille, at the age of 80. Beloved wife of the late Raymond Bowman.

Loving and cherished mother of Gerald (Joanna) Bowman, Gail Bowman, Patricia "Patty" Bowman Kingsley and the late Ronald Bowman.

Mother in law of Lisa Bowman. Special grandmother to Kirbi (Kitch), Julaine, Logan (Ashley), Jeffrey, Matthew, Joshua, Nicholas, Abigail "Abby", Elizabeth "Ellie" and great grandmother to Riley and Kiera.

Dear sister of Bill (Gertie) Gibbard, Bob (late Jean) Gibbard, late Elsie (late Bill) Swanson, Jim (Shirley) Gibbard, Harry (Betty Lou) Gibbard, Rosemary (Don) Wicks and Albert (Jean) Gibbard. Sister in law of Marguerite (late Cecil) Fidler, Gordon (Anne) Bowman, and Irene Bowman.

A special thank you to all the staff at Community Nursing Home for their exceptional love and care extended to Lucy.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at TRINITY PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, 900 King Street East, Oshawa on Sunday, January 11th.  Visitation will begin at 2:00 pm, with the memorial service to follow at 3:30 pm.

Donations in memory of Lucille may be made to the Room 217 Foundation https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/12073 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Arrangements are entrusted to McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME, 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558).

Online condolences may be made at makfuneralhome.com.

McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME

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BRADFORD, Elizabeth Bradford - Obituary | Print |

BRADFORD, Elizabeth

Peacefully, at the Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga, on Monday, January 5, 2015, at the age of 72. 

Loving mother of Laura (Paul Kapitan), the late Wendy and the late Paul. 

Proud grandmother of Alex and Adam.  Dear sister of Alfred (Penny) Cadger and Irene Bain. 

A memorial service to celebrate Elizabeth's life will be held at a later date.  

For those who wish, donations may be made to the Trillium Health Centre.

TorontoObituaries.com

 

 
BURTNICK, Daniel Walter Burtnick - Obituary | Print |

BURTNICK, Daniel Walter, QC -

August 8, 1934 - January 5, 2015

After a 10-month battle with cancer, Dan passed peacefully at home in his 81st year.

Husband of 51 years to Marjorie, father to Adrienne, James (Marina Zacharopoulos), David (Sarah Brooks), Paul (Cathy Traynor). He was the proud grandfather of Daniel, Andrew, Geoffrey, Janine, Luca and recently born Leo. Dan was born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan and raised in Toronto, attending Jarvis Collegiate, the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School. He had a passion for regulatory law and served much of his career with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation & Communications. Dan enjoyed cartography, travel, summers at the lake and, especially, a good conversation. 

The family would like to thank the exceptional and compassionate staff of the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre and the palliative care staff that made it possible for him to remain at home for his final chapter of Life. 

A funeral service will be held in HOLY EUCHARIST UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 515 Broadview Avenue on Saturday, January 10 at 10:30 a.m. 

If desired, and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre or the Holy Eucharist Church Renovation Fund.

TorontoObituaries.com

 

 
BUTTS, Norma Elizabeth Butts - Obituary | Print |

BUTTS, Norma Elizabeth -

1925 - 2015

Norma Butts of Whitby, ON passed away January 5, 2015 after a very short illness in Oshawa, ON surrounded by close family and friends.

Norma was born in Toronto, ON to Albert and Nellie Lowes (nee Rushton).

She was predeceased by her husband Dr. M.W. Butts. Norma is survived by her son William Blase Butts. Blase and grandsons Hurst and Evan of Pensacola, FL; her sister Helen Sudbury (John) of Picton, ON and sisters-in-law Marjorie Butts (Sydney, NS), Muriel Butts (London, ON) and Rena Butts (Ajax, ON); and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

As per Norma's wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial services.

Donations may be made to the Kidney Care Clinic at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa, ON or the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Whitby, ON.

DurhamObituaries.com

 
CAMPBELL, Robert John 'Bob' Campbell - Obituary | Print |

CAMPBELL, Robert John 'Bob'

Campbell_RobertPassed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at Lakeridge Health, Bowmanville on Thursday, January 1, 2015, at the age of 76.

Beloved husband of Karen (nee Downey) for 54 years.

Loving father of Penny, Paul (Kathy), Scott (Debbie) and Rob (Lee).

Cherished grandfather and great-grandfather. Bob is survived by 6 siblings.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the Arthritis Society.

Arrangements entrusted to MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 4 Division Street, Bowmanville (905-623-5480).

Condolences to the family may be made online at morrisfuneralchapel.ca.

DurhamObituaries.com

 
CAMPBELL, William MacLeod 'Will' Campbell Obituary | Print |

CAMPBELL, William MacLeod 'Will' -

Campbell_WillPassed away peacefully on January 5th, 2015 at Hospice Niagara in his 81st year.

Loving and devoted husband to Ruth. Loving 'little' brother to Eileen MacGillivray of Dalkeith, and father to Paula (Klaus Okunowski) Campbell of Germany, Beth (Rico) Natale of St. Catharines, and Scott (Kelly) Campbell of Campbellville. Doting grandpa to Darryl, Rachel, Laurel, Katrina, Alyssa and Nicole and loving uncle to many, many nieces and nephews.

Will was predeceased by siblings Ethel, Betty, Florence, Donald, Murray and Bob.

Will was born and raised in Dalkeith, Ontario. He started his working career as a one-room school teacher in Glengarry County before joining the Royal Bank in Toronto and eventually Bell Canada. He retired from Bell Canada after 35 years of service in various management roles throughout Ontario, Quebec and abroad.

He and his family moved to St. Catharines in 1969 where he was an active member of the community. Will was a past-president of the Rotary Club of St. Catharines and the St. Catharines Chamber of Commerce, a former board member at St. Catharines Hydro and a volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society and Junior Achievement. While living in St. Catharines, he attended Knox Presbyterian Church and was a member of the St. Catharines Golf Club.

Most importantly, Will was a devoted family man, supporting his family in their many various activities. He enjoyed travelling, golfing, curling, doing stained glass and spending weekends at the family cottage on the Bruce Peninsula. He was described by many as a 'true gentleman' and will be greatly missed.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation will be held in St. Catharines on Friday, January 16th and Saturday, January 17th. A private memorial service and burial will be held at a later date.

Will's family would like to thank the teams at the Juravinski Cancer Centre, St. Joseph's Hospital and Hospice Niagara. In lieu of flowers, donations to these organizations would be appreciated.

NiagaraObituaries.com

 
CASEY, Mary Casey - Obituary | Print |

CASEY, Mary -

Peacefully passed away in her sleep on Monday, January 5, 2015 at the age of 91, with her loving children by her side. Beloved wife of the late John George.

Devoted mother of Mary, Michael, Jacqueline and Louise and grandmother of Anthony, Sheila, the late Jamie, Jean-Marcel, Melinda and Jaya. Great-grandmother of Sophie and Lexis.

Mary will be remembered in the hearts of many family members and friends.

TorontoObituaries.com

 

 
CINELLO, Enrico Cinello - Obituary | Print |

CINELLO, Enrico -

We sadly announce the death of Enrico Cinello (born December 5, 1931 in Romans di Varmo, Friuli, Italy, died at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, January 5, 2015).

He will be dearly missed by his wife of 57 years Begnamina, who took loving care of him during his cancer journey.

He will be missed by his children Elizabeth (John) and their son Luca; Dennis (Lucy) and their children Joshua, Michelle and Isabella; Angela; and Lui (Raven) and their daughter Aaliyah. He is survived by his dear brother Pietro in Italy, his cousins and his nieces and nephews. In France he will be fondly remembered by family and everywhere he will be missed by his friends.

The family wishes to express its gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff who looked after him so attentively.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation. 

Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Charles Borromeo Church (811 Lawrence Ave. W., at Dufferin St.) on Friday, January 9, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Prospect Cemetery (1450 St. Clair Ave. W., east of Caledonia Rd.).

TorontoObituaries.com

 

 
COCKBURN, Verna Irene (Torrance) Cockburn - Obituary | Print |

COCKBURN, Verna Irene (nee Torrance) -

May 23, 1928 - January 5, 2015

It is with much sadness that the family of Verna Cockburn announces her peaceful passing on the evening of January 5, 2015 at the Ina Grafton Gage Home, Toronto, where she was treated with warmth and compassion.

This was after watching her slowly slip away from us with dementia. She left us at 86 years young. Verna was predeceased by her parents Irene and Thomas Torrance, brother Douglas, son Dennis, daughter Bonnie Louise and grandson Brandon. Left behind to miss her are daughters Janice (Ray), Carolyn, Kathryn (Steve), daughter-in-law Diana and family friend Gerard. She was a caring Gran to Jayme, Shane (Deb), Bethany (Duane), Cody (Kati), Wade, Riannagh, Recherche, Bryan, Danielle (Damien) and great- grandchildren Jasper and Scarlett.

Verna was a very private person whose main focus was always family. Growing up in the Beach area, Lake Ontario remained her favourite place. She enjoyed children, nature, her cats, reading, long walks, her alone time and a sweet treat.

She had a longtime fascination with Aboriginal culture and wolves. Verna's life was often difficult, raising her four beloved children as a single Mom.

We give thanks, knowing she did her best for us. In her honour, donations may be made to the Toronto Zoo, a place she wandered countless times, the Alzheimer Society of Ontario or a charity of your choice.

Cremation has taken place and as per her wishes, a private family graveside celebration of her life will take place in June.

Verna is finally now at peace.

TorontoObituaries.com

 

 
COOLEDGE, Dorothy Joyce (Cotterill) Cooledge - Obituary | Print |

COOLEDGE, Dorothy Joyce (nee Cotterill) -

Passed away peacefully at Markham Stouffville Hospital on January 5, 2015.

Dorothy was born on July 20, 1926 at Women's College Hospital in Toronto to Sophia and Samuel Cotterill.

Beloved wife of the late Jack Chapman Cooledge. Loving mother of James (Elaine) and Douglas.

Dorothy was a proud grandmother to Jordan, Jenna, Desirée and Jacob and great-grandmother to Cameron and Preston.

Predeceased by her brothers and sister Jack, Ron, Harold and Hilda. Dorothy will also be missed by Joyce and Cathy.

TorontoObituaries.com

 

 
COOPER, Marguerite Cooper - Obituary | Print |

COOPER, Marguerite (McKay) -   "Express Condolences"

Cooper_Marguerite(December 29, 1918 - January 5, 2015)

Passed away peacefully at Comfortable Alternative for Seniors on Monday, January 5, 2015, in her 97th year.

Predeceased by her loving husband Vance (2013) of 71years.

Loving mother of Joy Stringer (Dale), Vance Edward “Ted” (Anne), and Doug (Anna). Cherished grandmother of Michael (Emma), Christopher (Kate), Cathy (Steve), Jennifer (Brent), Kelly (Brad), Ryan (Deb), John (Margo), and great grandmother of Nolan, Lily, Cale, Dawson, Austin and Lauren.

Survived by sisters-in-law Audrey McKee (Jim) and Jacqueline Cooper.

Predeceased by sisters Kay Kimball and Wanda Kimball, and by her brother Gordon McKay.

Marguerite will be forever remembered for her love and devotion to her family. She will be truly missed by her family and friends.

The family would like to extend its sincere gratitude to caregiver Marie Rogers for taking such wonderful care of Marguerite.

Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Monday, January 12th from 10:00 a.m. until time of Celebration of Life in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted to the Canadian Cancer Society, Multiple Sclerosis or Alzheimer Society.

Online condolences may be made at oshawafuneralhome.com.

OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME

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COWAN, Sheila Cowan Obituary | Print |

COWAN, Sheila -

At the Brant Centre, Burlington on Monday, January 5, 2015 at the age of 80.

Beloved wife of Paul Cowan.

Loving mother of Cathie Maxwell of Abbotsford B.C and the late Linda Jarvis (January, 2014), step mother of Carol Hobbs of Ajax, Gillian Smith of Millbank, Cameron Cowan of Delta, B.C, Kathryn Cowan of Toronto and Emily Payandeh of San Francisco.

Cremation has taken place. Arrangements out of Burlington.

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Sheila are asked to please consider the Alzheimer Society.

HaltonObituaries.com

 
De MENNA, Carmine De Menna - Obituary | Print |

De MENNA, Carmine -

Passed away peacefully at Northridge Long Term Care on Monday, January 5, 2015 in his 101st year.

Predeceased by his wife Consolina.

Beloved father of Joseph (Liliana) and Victor (Lucia). Dear grandfather of Valerio (Jackie), Natasha (Augusto), Christopher (Cheri) and Richard (Martina) and great-grandfather of Sierra, Ethan, Benicio and Ziva.

Service will be held in Oakville, on Thursday, January 8th. Entombment to follow.

If desired, memorial donations made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

HaltonObituaries.com

 
DERLIS, Michelle Karen Derlis - Obituary | Print |

DERLIS, Michelle Karen

Passed away suddenly on January 5, 2015.  

Beloved daughter of Gerry and the late Diane.

Predeceased by sister Debbie. Loving sister of Jennifer (Peter) and Aunt of Noah and Charlotte. 

A Funeral Service will be held in Scarborough, on Monday, January 12th.  Interment to follow. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Toronto Humane Society would be appreciated.

TorontoObituaries.com

 

 
DYER, Wayman 'Ray' Dyer Obituary | Print |

DYER, Wayman 'Ray' -

Dyer_RayPeacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington, on Tuesday, January 5, 2015 at the age of 83.

Ray is survived by his beloved wife Genny of 58 years, seven children and 12 grandchildren.

Ray was a longtime resident of the Hamilton beach strip community and former employee of Stelco.

A celebration of life will be held in Burlington on Saturday evening, January 10th.

For those who wish, donations in Ray’s memory to Inasmuch House - Women in Crisis will be appreciated by the family.

 

HaltonObituaries.com

 
EAGLESON, Arlene Eagleson - Obituary | Print |

EAGLESON, Arlene -

Peacefully at Miramichi Lodge, Pembroke on Monday, January 5, 2015 at the age of 82 years.

Arlene Eagleson (nee Bruder), formerly of Barrie and Toronto, spouse of the late Max Toms and wife of the late Robert Eagleson.

Loving mother of Gregg Eagleson (Debra), Pembroke and Julie Eagleson (Ron Scott), Petawawa.

Cherished grandma to Matthew Eagleson, Ashley Mitchell (Dave) and Conor Scott. Dear sister of Shirley Bruder, Toronto. Good friend and cousin of Betty Dames, Oshawa.

Respecting Arlene's wishes there will be no visitation or service, cremation has taken place.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society or the SPCA would be appreciated.

TorontoObituaries.com

 

 
ERWIN, Isobel Louise (Flood) Erwin - Obituary | Print |

ERWIN, Isobel Louise (Flood) -

Erwin_Isobel(August 1, 1929 - January 5, 2015)

Peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, January 5, 2015 at Rouge Valley Ajax/Pickering Hospital in her 86th year.

Beloved wife of the late Edgar Arthur Erwin (1924-2007).

Loving mother of Susan Erwin (Doug), the late Keith 1952-2013 (Debbie), Kim (Carolyn), Cindy Hines (Tim Noble) and Kathie Gayda (Adam).

Cherished Grandma of Jennifer (Majid), Michael (Treva), Jaclyn (Nick), Andrea (Nick), Kevin (Sally), Sarah (Cole Simpson), Alex (Emma Smith), Mark, Emily. Proud Great Grandma of Noah, Oliver, Aynsley, and Aidin.

Loving sister of Tom Flood (Erna) and Dawna Colson (George predeceased). Dear friend to Alice and Caroline Gayda.  Isobel will be lovingly remembered by her brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends.

Mom’s greatest passion in life was her family. She never hesitated to express her pride, her love and her wonderful enthusiasm for each and every one of us.

We will carry her legacy of love with us forever.

The family will receive friends at a Celebration of Isobel’s Life at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 20 Church St. N., Ajax (905-428-8488) on Saturday, January 10th from 2 - 4 pm. Cremation has taken place.

If desired, memorial donations in lieu of flowers, may be made to Children’s Wish Foundation and would be greatly appreciated.

Online condolences may be made above in the Guestbook mceachniefuneral.ca

McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME

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FORSYTH, Jean Alma (McMullen) Forsyth - Obituary | Print |

FORSYTH, Jean Alma (nee McMullen) -

Passed away peacefully at the Ina Grafton Gage Home on Monday, January 5, 2015 in her 92nd year.

She will be dearly missed by her daughter Barbara.

Predeceased by her husband Franklin.

A special thank you to all of the staff on the 2nd floor at Ina Grafton.

A Funeral Service will be held at a later date at Don Mills United Church in Toronto, Ontario.

TorontoObituaries.com

 

 
GIBSON, Walter Matthew Gibson - Obituary | Print |

GIBSON, Walter Matthew, P. Eng. -

1927 - 2015

Passed away on Monday, January 5, 2015.

Loving husband of Ruth (nee Scott) for 63 years.

Much loved father of Lynne (Keith), Scott (Wendy), Roy (Jill). Proud "Poppa" of Robyn (Erik), Kim (Greg), Charlotte, Jeff, Sarah, Sean, Courtney and Lucas, and great- grandfather of Brooklyn. Walter was born and raised in Toronto, attended Lawrence Park Collegiate and earned his degree in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Toronto in 1950.

He enjoyed a long and successful career in the aviation industry beginning at A.V. Roe, working on development of the Avro Arrow and finishing his career at de Havilland Aircraft of Canada where he was Director of Test and Flight Operations at the time of his retirement in 1989. Walter was a consummate hockey dad, sports fan and played recreational hockey into his 70s.

He enjoyed many winters in Florida, travel with Ruth, relatives and friends and his annual fishing trip. Cocktails on the deck at the cottage on Lake of Bays were always a highlight.

A man of few words, those who knew him enjoyed his quiet sense of humour. Rest in peace, Walter, you will be missed.

The family would like to offer a special thanks to the staff at Union Villa for their care and compassion.

A private family service is planned.

TorontoObituaries.com

 

 
GILBERT, Adam Francis Gilbert - Obituary | Print |

GILBERT, Adam Francis -

Suddenly on January 5, 2015 at the age of 43.

Lovingly remembered by his son Gabriel, his daughter Evelyn, step-daughter Shandice and their mother Loretta. Beloved son of Sharon (Jack Booth) and Garnet (Diane). Dear brother of Cheryl Topitsch (Alex).

Cherished uncle of Marko and Nikolas. Adam will be fondly remembered by his many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. 

Funeral Mass to be held on Friday, January 9th at 11 a.m. at The Church of The Good Shepherd, 21 Simonston Blvd., Thornhill. Interment at Highland Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Rouge Valley Ajax-Pickering Hospital or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

TorontoObituaries.com

 

 
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