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PATTON, Edward Melville 'Ed' Patton Obituary | Print |

PATTON, Edward Melville -

Patton_EdwardIn Loving Memory of Edward Melville Patton. 72 years. Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at his home unexpectedly.

Beloved husband of Jocelyn Patton. Loving father of David (Laura), Jody Naves (Tony) and Jeffrey; step-father to Mark Kerr-Taylor (Lisa Ross). Special father to Michael (Jennifer) Collins. Cherished grandfather to Felicity, Cameron, Bodie, Meliya, Cassandra and Matthew.

Loving son of Margaret Patton. Dear brother of Margaret Ann (Greg) Watson. Dear uncle to Melanie, Brandon and Kate and great uncle of Aubree. Special son in law to Alexandra Harris. Dear brother in law to Susan (Claude, nephews Jason and Neil), Tracey (niece Alexia) and Kirby. Predeceased by his father Melville, brother Elwyn and brother in law Stephen.

Ed had a distinguished career with Canadian General Electric, INCO, ABB, Metalec, EMPTech North and Proax as an electrical specialist supplying services and equipment to the mining, pulp and paper, steel industries and municipalities for almost 50 years. He was Past Chairman and Secretary and awarded CIM Fellowship in 2013.

Ed was a dedicated Mason and Shriner. He was a member of Wellington Square Lodge #725, Algonquin Lodge#536 (Worshipful Master 2002 and 2007), Rameses Shriners and Sudbury Shrine Club-President 2010, Director General 2014 Rameses Spring Ceremonial. Ed will be sorely missed by family, friends, co-workers and clients.

Funeral Service in the St. Andrew’s United Church, 111 Larch Street, Sudbury on Saturday, October 4th at 10:00 A.M. Cremation.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Shriners' Hospitals for Children Canada would be appreciated.

PAUL, John Paul - Obituary | Print |

PAUL, John -

It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of John Paul on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the age of 90.

Beloved husband for 59 years to the late Jadwiga.

Loving Tata and Dziadzia.

Private family services have taken place.


PITCHER, Samantha Nicole 'Samm' Pitcher - Obituary | Print |

PITCHER, Samantha Nicole 'Samm' -

Tragically passed on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the young age of 20.

Cherished and loved daughter of Dave and Cindy. Caring sister of Hailey.

Samm will be greatly missed by many other family and friends.

Service will be held in Scarborough on Thursday, October 2nd. Interment to follow.


PRASKEY, Wilbert James Praskey - Obituary | Print |

PRASKEY, Wilbert James -

Passed away September 28, 2014 at Sudbury General Hospital at the age of 85 after struggling with lung disease for many years.

Second son of James and Florence Praskey, stepson of Alice Hunt, brother to William and Gordon, uncle and great-uncle to many other Praskey family members. Wib served 8 years in the Canadian Navy and went on to work as a surveyor for the Department of Lands and Forests.

A voracious reader and a very knowledgeable sports fan. He had a love of the outdoors inherited from his father Jim, who he had great respect and affection for and called himself after.

A dedicated supporter of AA. He will be missed by family and friends.

Special thanks to David and Samantha Ansara and family for all of their care and support of Wib over the past years.

A Celebration of Wib's life will be held Saturday, October 11th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Joe Praskey and Cynthia Parsons home, 4 Halton Court, Markham, ON.


RIVETT, Hayden Randall Rivett - Obituary | Print |

RIVETT, Hayden Randall -

It is with great sadness the Rivett and Lane family announces the passing of their baby boy Hayden.

Much loved son of Massey Rivett and Melissa Lane.

Cherished grandson to Kim and Darlene Rivett, and Chris and Jackie Lane. Dearest nephew to Mackenzie Lane.

Funeral service will be held in Port Perry on Thursday, October 2nd.  Interment at Uxbridge.

In memory of Hayden, please consider a donation to the Sick Kids Foundation.

"Heaven will hold you before we do and keep you safe until we come home to you."

ROSE, Kathleen Mary (Nash) Rose - Obituary | Print |

ROSE, Kathleen Mary (née Nash) -

Rose_KathleenAt Lakeridge Health in Oshawa on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the age of 94.

Loving wife for 67 years of the late Fred Rose.

Much loved mother of Susan Hraynyk (Nick) and Sylvia Hraynyk (Bob). Proud Grandma to Jason (Donna), Tom, David (Pam), and Mark (Jacynthe). Great-Grandma to Elodie, Lillie, Kitchener, Crosby, and Jeremiah. Kathleen is also survived by her brother Jim Nash (Doris).

Relatives and friends may call at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King Street East, Oshawa on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

A celebration of Kathleen’s life will be held in the chapel at 12:00 pm.

The family would like to thank the PSW’s at Sunrise Senior’s Residence and the nurses at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa for their wonderful care.

In Kathleen’s memory, a donation to a CHARITY of choice would be greatly appreciated.

Online condolences may be made at


SANDERS, Rosemary Kendra Sanders - Obituary | Print |

SANDERS, Rosemary Kendra -

Rosie passed away suddenly at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Monday September 15, 2014 at the age of 51.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Ken and Mary Sanders.

Rosie enjoyed crafts such as beading and rug hooking often giving finished projects to friends and family. She spent many happy summers at the cottage on Lake Kashawakamak.

She enjoyed nature and feeding chickadees sunflower seeds from her hand at the local conservation area. Later at Extendicare she always had a stash of special treats for Midnight the cat.

She will be truly missed by her Aunts Jean Batherson (Larry), Anne Pankiw, Elsie Panko, and Sally Metropolyt, by Neville and Fran Burroughs and by her many cousins and their families.

Thanks to the staff at Extendicare on Park Road North first floor who always treated Rosie with respect and love.

Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa.

A Memorial Service will be held on  Tuesday October 7 at 11.00am.   

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the time of the service. Inurnment is at Union Cemetery in Oshawa.

Memorial donations to the Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto or the CHARITY of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family, and may be made, along with condolences, by visiting

SHANNON, Jeanne Erma Shannon - Obituary | Print |

SHANNON, Jeanne Erma -

Passed away peacefully in her 90th year at Leaside Retirement Residence.

Beloved wife of the late Daniel, she will be sadly missed by daughters Ann and Barb and son-in-law Dean; brother Bill (Pat) and sister-in-law Peg; nieces and nephews and the many in-laws from the extended Johnston clan.

Predeceased by her brother Cliff.

Jeanne was born on May 13, 1925 in Toronto and spent her early years in Windsor.

She moved to Toronto where she met Dan, the love and dance partner of her life.

She was a devoted wife, wonderful mother and great friend to many.  

Service will be held in Scarborough on Friday, October 3rd.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.


SHORE, Pearl (Rudney) Shore - Obituary | Print |

SHORE, Pearl (nee Rudney) -

On September 28, 2014 in her 90th year.

Cherished wife of the late Alfred Shore.

Loving mother and mother- in-law of Lawrence and Nicole Shore, Paul Shore and Sue and Mike Andrew.

Dear sister of Libby Grant and predeceased siblings Beth Silburt, Hilda Kaell and Harry Rudney. Beloved Bubbe of Margaux, Sam, Rachel, Jonathan and Abby. Pearl was a devoted lifelong member of Na'amat.

Memorial donations can be made to Na'amat c/o Club Masada, 272 Codsell Ave., Toronto, ON M3H 3X2.

Service will be held in Thornhill, on October 1st.  Shiva daily from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., 39 Holm Crescent, Thornhill, ON.  Shiva concludes Friday morning, October 3rd.


TOMASSETTI, Roberto Tomassetti - Obituary | Print |


We are deeply saddened by the passing of Roberto on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at home, surrounded by his family and friends, in his 53rd year.

Rob, devoted husband to Teresa and loving father to Analisa and Marco.

Son of Oreste and Gina, brother to Dom, Laura and David.

Brother- in-law to Laura, Dino, Michelle, Jerry, Fred and Virginia. Uncle to Amanda, Adrian, Christopher, Victoria, Matthew, Mackenzie, Matthew and Sophia. Son-in-law to Gerardo and Alfonsina Fiorini. 

Funeral Service to be held on Friday, October 3rd at St. David's Church, Maple.


VEIT, Christopher Alexander 'Chris' Veit Obituary | Print |

VEIT, Christopher Alexander 'Chris' -

Veit_ChrisThe family of Chris Veit sadly announces his passing while on vacation in Miami, Florida on Sunday, September 28, 2014, at age 54.

Christopher Alexander Veit, husband of Ann and loving father of Heather and Eugene Grooms of Acton.

Dear "Poppa Veit" of Melisa , Ella, Ross and Jillian.

Also missed by siblings, Mike (and Jane), Lindsay (and Carolyn), Andy (and Karen), Candy and their families. Predeceased by parents William and Mavis Veit.

Family and friends will gather at Trinity United Church, 70 Mill St. East, Acton, on Saturday October 25th, for visiting from 1 to 2 pm with the celebration of life at 2 pm. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the local Salvation Army in Acton.

WHALEY, Bruce Ernest Whaley - Obituary | Print |

WHALEY, Bruce Ernest -

BES Was taken from us suddenly and tragically in a car accident on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the age of 56 years.

Bruce was born on September 20, 1958 to the late Raymond and Margaret (nee Honsberger) and son to the late Muriel (Keeling Boe).

He was a devoted and beloved husband and best friend to Susie (nee Kash) for 26 years.

Bruce was a proud and dedicated father to Hannah (23) and Adam (21). Brother to Linda (Gary Steele), Susan (John Sherwood), Carol (Musa Kalaora) (Neal Young) and Janice (Peter Feanny). Brother-in-law to Paula (Peter Berton), Gina (Paul Dineen), Daniel (Hayley Tyson) and Linda (Michael Riley) (Paul O'Sullivan). Playful and loving uncle to 29 nieces and nephews. Great-uncle to 2 great-nieces. Godfather to Samantha and Charlotte Halahan.

Wonderful, kind friend to so many. 

In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.

It would put a smile on his face if you would take a walk with those you love, work in your garden and feel the sun on your face. We will love you and miss you forever Bruce.

Memorial service will be held in Toronto on Sunday, October 5th.  We will have an informal Shiva at our home Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:00-8:00 p.m. 

"I'm so glad we did what we did, when we did it."


YORK, Suzanne York - Obituary | Print |

YORK, Suzanne -

York_SuzanneApril 29, 1948 - September 28, 2014

At home, surrounded by her loving and caring family, on Sunday, September 28, 2014, in her 66th year.

Beloved wife of the late Richard York (1997).

Loving mother to Shelley Porter (Tim), Richard (Christine) and Corry (Kirste).

Will be forever remembered by her grandchildren; Ashley and Elizabeth Porter, Joshua York and Corry Jr. and Alexander York.

The family will receive friends to share their memories of Suzanne at THE McEACHNIE FAMILY CENTRE, 28 Old Kingston Rd., Ajax (905-428-8488) on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 2 to 5 PM.

Online condolences in memory of Suzanne may be offered at


ALEXANDER, Leah Alexander - Obituary | Print |


Formerly from Kirkland Lake, Ontario.

Passed peacefully on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Brampton Civic Hospital.

Predeceased by her brothers Metro (Mary) Kolendreski and Michael (Margaret) Collins and sister Mary (Metro) Hnatiuk. Survived by her sister Natalie Shewen (Claude), sons Richard (Cecilia) and Larry Alexander, grandchildren Michael (Mary), Bailey, Jordan and Coryann Alexander and great-grandchildren Lindsey (Ryan) Machado, Stephanie Alexander, Caiia Alexander-Virgados, Kaleb and Kieran Kriek. Special thanks to Rose, Connie and Lorraine Azzopardi and their children for their love and support.

Many thanks to those who assisted with Leah's care at the Village of Sandalwood Park (Sanders Unit) and Brampton Civic Hospital (ACE unit). 

Funeral Service to be held in Scarborough on Wednesday, October 1st.

If desired, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.


BARLOW, Colin Barlow - Obituary | Print |

BARLOW, Colin -

Peacefully at Bradford Valley Nursing Home, on Saturday, September 27, 2014, Colin Barlow, of Bolton, at the age of 79 years, beloved husband of Ann Banks.

Loving father of Adrienne and Jason. Cherished Grandad of Simone, Leith and Vivienne. 

Memorial service will be held in Bolton on Friday, October 3rd.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 522 University Avenue, Suite 1400, Toronto, Ontario.


BOUKOURIS, Anastasia Boukouris - Obituary | Print |

BOUKOURIS, Anastasia -

It is with great sadness that the Boukouris family announces the peaceful passing of their dear mother and grandmother on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the age of 96.

Predeceased by her husband Anastasios. Cherished mother of Petrina (Filos Zafiriadis) and Alexandra (the late Sam Simou). Much-loved Giagia of Ifigenia (Brian), George, Anastasios (Angie), Hari (Lily) and Aliki (Mike) and great-grandchildren Anastasia, Phillip and Zoey.

She will be missed by her nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral Service to be celebrated from Sts. Constantine & Helen Church, 1 Brookhaven Dr., Toronto, on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 10 a.m.


BOWERS, Grace (Pogue) Bowers - Obituary | Print |

BOWERS, Grace (nee Pogue) -


We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our ‘Amazing Grace’ on Saturday, September 27, 2014, after a courageous and hard-fought battle against ovarian cancer.

Grace, cherished wife of 42 years to Rick Bowers.

Devoted mother and best friend to her daughters, Jennifer Davison (Matthew) and Kelley Parrish (Chad). Adored Grandma to her beloved Wesley, Paige and Miss Emma, whom she all loved to spoil.

Predeceased by her mother and father Elsie and Russell Pogue, and by her brothers Bill and Roy Pogue.

Survived by her brother, Gordon Pogue (Patricia), sister-in-law Elsa Pogue, and brother-in-law Tom Bowers (Pat). Auntie Grace will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and extended family for her witty sense of humour and endless supply of jujubes. Her bright smile and thoughtfulness will be forever missed by the many friends she cherished so dearly.

A special thanks to the nurses and staff of the Oncology and Supportive Care Units at Lakeridge Health Oshawa for their outstanding care and compassion during the past few months.

Family and friends will be received at MOUNT LAWN RECEPTION CENTRE, 21 Garrard Rd., Whitby (N of Hwy #2) 905.443.3376 for visitation on Friday, October 3rd from 7 – 9 p.m. followed by visitation on Saturday, October 4th from 2 - 4 p.m.  A celebration of Gracie's life will take place in our chapel at 4:00 p.m.

Cremation Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Donations in memory of Grace may be made to Ovarian Cancer Canada.


BOWLES, Joyce MacLaren Bowles - Obituary | Print |

BOWLES, Joyce MacLaren -   "Express Condolences"

Bowles_JoyceNovember 23, 1925 - September 27, 2014 -

Oh that smile -

Passed away at the Markham Stouffville Hospital.

Joyce will be sorely missed by her husband of 63 years, Frank.

Loving mother of Larry (deceased 1988), Cathie (Ken) Robertson of Brooklin and Bill (Cheryl) of Comox, BC. Will be missed by grandchildren Danny, David, Christopher, Blake, Taylor and Adam. She will also be remembered by extended family members and friends. Joyce was an accomplished musician, having sang in many choirs over the years including the Winnipeg Philharmonic, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and the Festival Singers.

Friends may call at the JERRETT FUNERAL HOME, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough, 416-266-4404, on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 for a funeral service at 11 a.m., with visitation an hour prior. Cremation.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Port Hope United Church, 34 South St., Port Hope, ON L1A 1R8.

Online condolences may be left at



BRAGANZA, Derrick Braganza Obituary | Print |

BRAGANZA, Derrick –

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington in his 90th year.

Beloved husband of the late Rita (nee Castellino).

Loving father of Aubrey, Alfred, Elizabeth Rasmussen and her husband Eric, Carol Charron and her husband Ray, and Derrick Jr. Devoted Grandpa of Matthew, Jonathan, Nicholas, Austin, Joseph and Daniel.

There will be a Funeral Mass at St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 2265 Headon Road, Burlington on Tuesday, September 30th at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

CLARKE, Dianne Katherine (nee Ritter) Clarke - Obituary | Print |

CLARKE, Dianne Katherine (nee Ritter) -

May 21, 1943 - September 27, 2014

It is with great sadness that the Clarke family announce the peaceful passing of their dear wife and mother in her 72nd year.

Wife of Wayne; mother of Trevor, Timothy, Colleen and Jason.

Beloved grandmother of Jordan, Felicia, Zachary, Vanessa Clarke and Dianne-Paige Bailey.

Sister of John Ritter and Linda Miller.

Private family services.


COULTER, Howie Coulter - Obituary | Print |

COULTER, Howie -

(Retired Toronto Firefighter and former Port Perry IGA employee)

Peacefully with family by his side at his home in Port Perry on Saturday, September 27, 2014, at age 75.

Howie Coulter, dearly loved husband of Jackie (nee Waterson). Loved brother of Celia (Jim Borthwick), Dorothy (Clayton Jones deceased), George Coulter (Joan), Don Coulter (deceased) and Bruce Coulter (Anne). Dear brother-in-law of Maureen Walkom (deceased) and Glenda Waterson.

Howie will also be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews who loved him.

The family of Howie Coulter will receive friends at the Anglican Church of the Ascension North Street in Port Perry on Friday, October 3rd from 7 – 9 p.m.

A Service to Celebrate his life will be held in the Church on Saturday, October 4th at 11 a.m. with Reverend John Anderson officiating.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Port Perry Hospital Foundation or the New Uxbridge/Scugog Animal Shelter.

DUNN, Madeline Matilda Aziz Dunn - Obituary | Print |

DUNN, Madeline Matilda Aziz -

February 1, 1926 – September 27, 2014

A mother and wife who dedicated her life to her husband and her daughters.

She knew adversity and vulnerability but lived her life with courage and determination.  She taught through her example, forgiveness and loyalty.

She lived almost 18 years after her husband George William Dunn passed away.

During these years she grew and learned more about who she was as a woman and as a human being.

She leaves behind her daughter Janice Knott, son in law Tom Knott, daughter Tanya Dunn and grandson Sterling James.

Madeline also leaves behind her Peel Manor Family, especially in the Blue Jay wing

Words cannot express appreciation and gratitude for the years of friendship, compassion, companionship that the personal support workers, registered nursing staff, volunteers and fellow residents genuinely expressed to Madeline.

During the last couple of months, the front line staff on Blue Jay wing have become my constant source of support and comfort as my mother’s health deteriorated. I am eternally grateful for your empathy, your courage and compassion.

To honour her memory please make a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association in her name Peel Chapter.

HARLEY, Dr. Harry Harley Obituary | Print |

HARLEY, Harry C., (M.D., M.P.) -

Harley_Harry(June 4, 1928 - September 27, 2014)

With heavy hearts we say goodbye to Harry Harley, who passed away suddenly at the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.

Harry was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Marg.

Loving father of Bruce (Shelley), Doug, & Janet (Dan). Will be missed by his grandchildren Cassandra, Holly (Lane), Caitlin, Ty, and great-granddaughters Danielle & Lillian.

Forever challenging himself, Harry held positions at his own medical practice, Federal Politics, Crown Life, & the Salvation Army’s Grace Hospital.

A celebration of his life will be held at Hopedale Presbyterian Church, 156 Third Line, Oakville on Wednesday, October 8th at 11:00 am. Interment for immediate family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army or Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.

HICKS, Roland Walter Hicks - Obituary | Print |

HICKS, Roland Walter -   "Express Condolences"

November 26, 1921 - September 27, 2014

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 27, 2014.

Loving husband of Grace for 60 wonderful years.

Beloved father of Leslie (Joe) and Wayne (Jean). Cherished Grandpa of Erika, Kirsten, Kyle and Austin.

Roland will be fondly remembered and lovingly missed by family and friends in Canada and England.

His wood working was an impressive skill, making items for his family; such as Barbie houses. He was a sight to be seen on the square-dancing floor with Grace.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 10-11 am.

Followed by a service in the Chapel at 11am. Interment at Highland Memory Gardens.

Donations may be made to The Humane Society.



ISACCO, Antonio Isacco - Obituary | Print |

ISACCO, Antonio -

Peacefully passed away on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the age of 74.

Loving husband to Melina.

Devoted father to Lucy (Lou), Annie (Mike), Joanne, Sebastian (Maria), Mina (William), Tony, Carmine (Amanda).

Proud grandfather to thirteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Antonio will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Funeral Service will be held in Scarborough on Wednesday, October 1st. Interment to follow.


JOHNSON, Janet Christina (Black) Johnson - Obituary | Print |

JOHNSON, Janet Christina (nee Black) -

Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, September 27, 2014 in Markham at the age of 69.

Loving wife of Bob for 47 years. Devoted mother of Kelly Scott (Andy), Jennifer and Blair (Kelly).

Dedicated grandmother of Reagan and Owen Scott and Evan and Connor Johnson. Daughter of the late Richard and Christina Black, sister of Jim Black (Carole), Richard Black (Dianne) and she shared a special relationship with her cousin Nancy O'Loane (Terry).

Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews, extended family members and friend.

Funeral Service will be held in Markham on Thursday, October 2nd. Interment at First Markham Baptist Cemetery.

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Markham Stouffville Hospital.


JONES, Gordon William Jones - Obituary | Print |

JONES, Gordon William -

Peacefully on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, in his 83rd year.

Beloved husband of Eleanor and loving father of Randy (Dianne), Nora (Dave), Wade (Norma), Duane (Allison) and Kerry (Tammie).

He will be deeply missed by his 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Born in Falcon Bridge, ON, Gordon worked with the Ontario Provincial Police, retiring after 30 proud years of service at the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Memorial Service will be held in Newmarket, on Saturday, October 18th.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Southlake Regional Health Centre - Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated.


KROMER, Dorothea (Dorle) (BOLLIAN) Kromer - Obituary | Print |

KROMER, Dorothea (Dorle) (nee BOLLIAN) -

Died peacefully at home on September 27, 2014.

Daughter of the late Sophie and Gustav Bollian and dear sister to Wolfgang and Sigfried (Doris, predeceased) Bollian in Germany.

Married 51 years to her Schatz, Paul. Liebe Mama to her daughter and favourite son- in-law Michaela and Charles Dickison. Beloved Oma to her delightful grandchildren Mikaela, Claire, Stephanie and Liam.

A true friend to many. Dorle was beautiful, inside and out. Beneath her elegant exterior lived a free spirit, full of passion, creativity and song. Her unwavering faith, true servant's heart and signature gift of joy profoundly inspired us all. We thank our awesome God for her! 

Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Cathedral, 279 Johnson Street. Interment to follow.

Memorial donations may be made to SOS Children's Villages International or Companions of the Cross. Most importantly, please bring your love and joy to others in her name.

Our heartfelt appreciation to the incredible Palliative Care teams of Kingston General Hospital and Saint Elizabeth.


LAMBROPOULOS, Anastasios (Tasos) Lambropoulos - Obituary | Print |

LAMBROPOULOS, Anastasios (Tasos) -

January 22, 1926 - September 27, 2014

Passed away peacefully at Etobicoke General Hospital after a courageous battle with lung disease on Saturday, September 27, 2014.

Born in Kapsia, Greece.

Beloved husband of Demetra for 58 years. Loving father to Dina and her husband Pat Suppa and Frank and his wife Kelly. Proud "Pappou" to Tom, Patti, Daniel, Michael and Andrew.

A devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Anastasios will be deeply missed.

Sincerely grateful to the caring and kind nurses and staff at Etobicoke General.

Funeral services will commence on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. from the Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church, 1785 Matheson Blvd., Mississauga. Interment to follow.


LAWLOR, Leslie (JONES) Lawlor - Obituary | Print |

LAWLOR, Leslie (nee JONES) -

July 16, 1925 - September 27, 2014

Predeceased by her husband Patrick Daniel Lawlor. Loving mother of Tina, Daniel, Andrea Cowen (DeeDee) and Clare.

Grandmother of Jasmine and Justin Cowen. Sister of Lillian Firner and Ralph Jones. Predeceased by her brother Frederick Jones. Born in Oshawa, Ontario. At 18 she enlisted in the Canadian Women's Army Corps, serving until 1946. After the war, Leslie worked in Paris, France for the Marshall Plan and studied Economics at University of Toronto, Victoria College. She then worked as a Research Assistant for the Packinghouse Workers Union (UPWA).

A committed socialist, Leslie met her husband through volunteer work with the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF). In the 60s she discovered feminism. She helped establish Women's Habitat, a shelter for abused women and LAMP, a medical and social services hub. She was an integral member of her husband Patrick's five election campaigns.

Leslie served on the boards of the Lakeshore NDP, LAMP, Women's Habitat and held several positions including Chair of the Older Women's Network.

In 1987, Leslie received the Community Service Award from the Ontario Government. Her interests included Tai Chi, aquafit, CBC Radio, dining, theatre, French, travel and writing humorous poems.

LIFE CELEBRATION: Saturday, October 4th, 1:30 p.m. at 115 The Esplanade, Toronto.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her name to the Older Women's Network (416-214-1518) or the Stephen Lewis Foundation.


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