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LANCASTER, Bruce Allen Lancaster - Obituary | Print |

LANCASTER, Bruce Allen -

July 29, 1935 - February 1, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, February 1, 2015 after a brief illness.

Bruce will forever be cherished in the hearts of his family. Devoted husband of 58 years to Joan, loving father to Kim (Eric Anderson), Gary (Laura) and Paige (Glenn Barrett), doting Papa to Katie, Madison, Joelle and Sabrina.

Predeceased by his parents Bertie and Henrietta. Retired after 38 years of service with Moore Business Forms. An accomplished handyman who loved nothing more than a blank canvas to work with, Bruce spent many happy hours fixing and building things around his house.

A longtime resident of a cosy corner in Mississauga, Bruce was active in the neighbourhood homeowners association and met many neighbours who turned into good friends over the years.

Many thanks to all friends near and far who were in touch throughout his illness; your thoughtfulness meant a lot to Bruce and his family.

The family would like to thank Dr. Besik and the nurses on the Palliative Ward at Credit Valley Hospital for their kindness and attention while he was in their care.

If desired, donations in memory of Bruce can be made to the Credit Valley Hospital Palliative Care Unit through the Trillium Health Partners Foundation (

Funeral service will be held in Mississauga, Friday, February 6th.


LANDSBERG, Reva Goldie Landsberg - Obituary | Print |

LANDSBERG, Reva Goldie -

At North York General Hospital, on February 1, 2015.

Reva, beloved wife of the late Wolfred.

Dear mother and mother-in-law of Miriam and Elliott Herberman.

Loving grandmother of Erin (Kale) and Dustin. Survived by her twin sister Ruth Weiser. Predeceased by her brother Lionel (Sonny) Schwartz and sister Frances Schnapp. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.

Special thanks to Clarissa Abelgas for her love and care and the lovely ladies who looked after Reva for many years.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Mount Sinai Cemetery, Jewish Canadian Veterans Association section.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.


LAYCOX, Garry John Joseph Laycox - Obituary | Print |

LAYCOX, Garry John Joseph -

1942 - 2015

Passed peacefully on the morning of Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Toronto East General Hospital, in his 72nd year, with his loving wife by his side.

Garry retired from the LCBO in 2006 after 31 years. He enjoyed baseball, sports, nature and spending time with family.

He will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends. Wife Donna. Step-son Karl and wife Joyce.

Grandchildren Nolan and Kaylen. Step-daughter Erika and husband Graham.

His late mother Norma. Sister Susan, husband Steve and niece and nephew Priscilla and Steven.

A private family service has been held. Donations in Garry's memory can be made to the SickKids Foundation.


Le GRESLEY, Eric Robert Karl Le Gresley - Obituary | Print |

Le GRESLEY, Eric Robert Karl -

June 8, 1993 - February 1, 2015

Beloved son of Michael LeGresley and Leslie Chopin LeGresley.

Rest In Peace.

Service will be held in Etobicoke, on Thursday February 5th.


LUGSDIN, James Walter Lugsdin - Obituary | Print |

LUGSDIN, James Walter -

Of Brampton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Credit Valley Hospital.

He is survived by three children Patricia Abrams, William Lugsdin and Samuel Lugsdin, his brother Gordon Lugsdin, his companion Linda Rose Murden and seven grandchildren.

Jim will be fondly remembered as an avid car and motorcycle enthusiast by his many friends, colleagues and the auto shop students he taught at Bramalea Secondary School.

He had a wonderfully quirky sense of humour and was renowned for his puns and non sequiturs.

In addition to being a fantastic father and caring grandparent, Jim was always there to help others in need or in trouble.

He was a gentle person with a big heart.

At Jim's request there will be no funeral.

A memorial will be held Sunday, April 12th, starting at 2 p.m. at the Mill Street Beer Hall, located in the Distillery District (Toronto). To RSVP or contact the family, please e-mail


LUKAS, Russell 'Russ' Lukas - Obituary | Print |

LUKAS, Russell 'Russ' -     "Express Condolences"

Lukas_RussellApril 3, 1931 - February 1, 2015

Passed away at the age of 83 on February 1, 2015 in Toronto, ON.

Russ will be lovingly remembered by his children Derrick (Cindy), Stephen (Karen), Roxanne (Mark); wife Vicky; grandchildren Jennifer (Ollie), Colin, Blake, Alec, Shannon; sisters Olga, Stephanie; many nieces, nephews; extended family and friends.

Public Visitation and prayer service to occur from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Andrews Community Funeral Centre (8190 Dixie Rd. Brampton, ON, 905-456-8190).

Funeral Service to occur on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the chapel at ANDREWS COMMUNITY FUNERAL CENTRE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Russ' name to the Cancer Research Society of Canada.

Please leave a message of condolence for Russ' family at


MacGREGOR, Douglas James 'Doug' MacGregor Obituary | Print |

MacGREGOR, Douglas James -

MacGregor_DougPeacefully at his residence on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at the age of 58.

Beloved husband of Brenda (nee Francis). Loving father of Laura Wilson (Tyson) and Pamela MacGregor (Justin). Cherished grandpa of Mae Elizabeth Wilson.

Doug is survived by his parents Bud and Jackie MacGregor, brother Bill (the late Judy) and sister Patti-Lynn (Brian) as well as his brother-in-law Stewart (Moni) and sister-in-law Pat (Brian).

Predeceased by his father-in-law Dennis and mother-in-law Elsie Francis.

Doug will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews; Melissa, Shelley (Ryan), Jackie, Janell, Jessica, Stewart (Marilyn), Trevor (Cathy), Jennifer (Chris) and Andrew. Loving great uncle of Maddison, Hannah, Ella and Audrey.

Special thank you to everyone who supported Doug over the past year.

Funeral Service will be held at Burlington Alliance Church, 4457 New Street, Burlington on Friday, February 6th at 11a.m. Interment.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre would be greatly appreciated.

See you at the cabin.

MacNEIL, Claire MacNeil Obituary | Print |

MacNEIL, Claire -

Passed away peacefully at The Carpenter Hospice, Burlington, on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at the age of 90.

Born in 1924 in Antigonish Nova Scotia, Claire received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Francis Xavier University in 1947 and taught nursing at St. Mary’s Hospital of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.

Claire is the beloved wife of the late Cecil MacNeil (2005).

Dear mother of Michael (2001), Ellen, Ian, Colin and Melanie Toews (Jason). Cherished grandmother of Jacob, Michael, Claire and Andrew. Claire will be fondly remembered by her sisters Mary MacLernan (late Felix), and Ruth Blake (late Frank), brothers Joe MacDonald (Kathleen) and Leo MacDonald, as well as her extended family and friends.

The family would like to thank the wonderful and caring nurses and staff of The Carpenter Hospice and The Williamsburg.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 2265 Headon Rd., Burlington, on Friday, February 6th at 11 am. Cremation to follow.

If desired, donations made to Community Living Burlington or Carpenter Hospice would be greatly appreciated.

MAWHINNEY, James Mawhinney - Obituary | Print |


In his 84th year, Jim passed away peacefully at Bloomington Cove in Stouffville on Sunday, February 1, 2015.

Beloved father of Dan (Jennifer), Shawn (Alice) and Kelly and grandfather to Jessica, Dylan, Grace and Emily. He will be sadly missed by his sister Eileen, the Franklin family, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

A long and happy life was his reward for enduring the many challenges.

Service will be held in Markham, on Friday, February 6th.

Special thanks to the many staff at Bloomington Cove for the great care they provided to him.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Variety Village or the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy would be appreciated.


MERTENS, Ingeborg 'Inge' Mertens - Obituary | Print |

MERTENS, Ingeborg 'Inge' -

Peacefully in her sleep following an extended illness on Sunday, February 1, 2015 in her 84th year.

Beloved mother of Jane, Donald (Indra) and Eric.

Proud and loving grandmother to Jeremy, Karina, Andreas, Sonja, Markus and Kamran. Sadly missed by her relatives and friends in Germany, including sisters Brigitte "Gitte" Boenicke, Erika "Heini" Ottinger and brother Ludwig "Lutz" Stengel.

In accordance with her wishes, there will be no funeral service.

Messages may be sent to

The family extends heartfelt gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff who work long hours with patience and kindness at the Sunnybrook Hospital - Palliative Care Wing and Odette Cancer Centre.


MILLEY, Verna Lillian (Waldron) Milley - Obituary | Print |

MILLEY, Verna Lillian (nee Waldron) -

After a lengthy illness, Verna Milley passed away on February 1, 2015 at the age of 93.

Born in Montreal on January 15, 1922 to Hannah (Pearl) and Percy Waldron, Verna was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, George Jacobs; sister Ruth (Harold) Taylor and brothers Richard (Henny) and Norman (Jean).

Verna is survived by her son Douglas Grayston (Dawn Hicks), daughter Carol Andrea (Thomas) Roblin, brother William (Moyra), sister-in- law Edel and many nieces and nephews. Verna spent her early years in Montreal where she met George. They lived briefly in Moncton, New Brunswick, returning to Montreal where they raised their family.

Verna and George retired to Oakville, Ontario, in 1982 where they spent 25 happy years, vacationing in Florida during the winter months. Verna was blessed with good health and many wonderful friends.

Her passion for cooking was truly a gift. She was an ardent bridge player and enjoyed tutoring those new to the game. She also dedicated much time volunteering at her church, the Canadian Red Cross and CNIB. Verna's family would like to extend special thanks and appreciation to the palliative care unit at Sunnybrook Hospital.

Funeral service will be held in Oakville, on Friday, February 6th.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Verna's name to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario or the Wellspring Westerkirk House at Sunnybrook (Cancer Support Centre).


MINTZ, Millie Mildred Hannah Mintz - Obituary | Print |

MINTZ, Millie Mildred Hannah -

Passed away peacefully at Belvedere Heights on Sunday, February 1, 2015 in her 96th year.

Beloved wife of Clemon 'Clem' Melvin Mintz for 80 years, the longest married couple in Canada. Dear mother of Joyce Higgins of Parry Sound and Sandra Zammit and her husband Joe of Toronto. Loving "Nan" of Robert, Derrick, Pam and Randy; and Tony, Gina and Nicholas.

Lovingly remembered by her great-grandchildren and her great-great-grandchildren.

Dear sister of Albert Green and the late Ivy and Ethel. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service will be held in Parry Sound, on Friday, February 6th. Interment in the spring.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to Belvedere Heights, the Alzheimer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated .


MROCZKOWSKI, Helen Mroczkowski - Obituary | Print |


Peacefully, at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on Sunday, February 1, 2015. 

Beloved daughter of the late Alojzy and Francis Mroczkowski. 

Will be dearly missed by her loving sister Wanda Peaire and her husband James, her "children" nieces Amy Peaire and Kathy Harper, their husbands Rene Van Andel and Ross Harper, grandniece Mary, grandnephew Andrew and pet Buffy. 

Service will be held in Toronto, on Sunday, February 15th. 

For those who wish, donations may be made to Sunnybrook Hospital.


PETERSEN, Laura Luisa Gonzalez Rodriguez Petersen Obituary | Print |

PETERSEN, Laura Luisa Gonzalez Rodriguez -

Petersen_LauraLaura passed away peacefully at Fairhaven Home on Sunday, February 1, 2015 in her 80th year.

Beloved wife of Frede Petersen for 58 years, and loving mother of Lori and Loren.

Sister of Patty and Sonia in Santiago, Chile. Dear friend of Jeffrey and Ally (and family), Denis and Elaine and Godmother to Gillian (Mike) and Chris (Nicole). Born in Chile in 1935, Laura lived in Denmark with her family before settling in Toronto, Canada.

Cherished by her family members and many friends, Laura will be fondly remembered as a beautiful and compassionate soul with a contagious smile and ability to make friends wherever she travelled. Laura was a gentle and loving woman, known for her passion for animals and nature.

A private family graveside service was held in Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario.

In memory of Laura, a private donation has been made to Fairhaven Home.

PRICE, John Price - Obituary | Print |

PRICE, John -

Passed away peacefully with family by his side.

John, loving husband of Maureen, devoted father of Mary, Ann, Robert (Cathy), David (Cindy) and John (Shirley).

Cherished grandfather of Nicholas, Matthew, Annalyssia, Julianna, Zoe, Corey, Megan and Erin. John enjoyed a long career as a streetcar driver for the TTC.

The family also wishes to greatly thank the staff at Leisureworld Ellesmere for their outstanding care and compassion. 

Funeral Mass on Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in St. John's Roman Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Rd.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer Society in John's name.


ROBERTSON, Richard Andrew Robertson - Obituary | Print |

ROBERTSON, Richard Andrew -

1926 - 2015

It is with great sadness Richard's family announces his passing on Sunday, February 1, 2015 after complications from a stroke.

He is survived by Lila (nee Stickney), his beloved wife of 64 years, Susan (David) and John (Mary Jo). He will be greatly missed by his 6 grandchildren, Mark (Nicolle), John (Allison), Meredith and Sarah (Jordan), Matthew and David. Fond memories remain of G Pa's quiet support and fine example.

Born in Vancouver, Richard graduated from Univeristy of Toronto (1949) in Chemical Engineering. He worked in the lab at Sangamo for most of his career. He was an avid Bridge player and traveller.

In his later years he enjoyed the camaraderie he found in golf, lawn bowling, curling and activities through Kiwanis.

At Richard's request, cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to The Salvation Army, Sunnybrook Hospital or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Sunnybrook for their kind attention to his care and making his final days comfortable.

A gentleman to the end, he wished his family and friends to "Remember me as I was the last time we had a good time together."


ROESEL, Hazel Alberta Roesel - Obituary | Print |

ROESEL, Hazel Alberta -    "Express Condolences"

October 10, 1914 - February 1, 2015

Passed peacefully in her sleep on February 1, 2015 in her 101st year.

Hazel was predeceased by her 4 brothers and managed to "outlive them all".

Loving mother of Bill (Chris), loving grandmother of Bill (Julie), Ed (Terry), Dave (Anna) and Anne and great-grandmother to her 6 great-grandchildren.

Her quick wit and sharp humour will be missed by all of her family and friends. Heartfelt thanks to the staff at Weston Gardens for their special care and dedication.

Friends are welcome to visit at the JERRETT FUNERAL HOME, 1141 St. Clair Ave. W., Toronto (1 block west of Dufferin St.), on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

A Funeral Service will be held at the Jerrett Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 11 a.m. with Interment at Prospect Cemetery, 1450 St. Clair Ave. W., Toronto, immediately following the service.

Memorial donations of your choice may be made to honour Hazel's wonderful life.


RONALDSON, Lillian Ronaldson - Obituary | Print |

RONALDSON, Lillian -

June 13, 1930 - February 1, 2015

Passed away peacefully at her home on February 1, 2015.

Predeceased by her husband Jim.

Beloved mother of Sandra Ryan, Debbie Sweeney, Carol Skinner (John), Ann MacKenzie (David), Jim (Rosie).

Cherished grandmother of Tracy, Vicki, Corey, Shawn, Adam, and Amanda and great-grandmother of Sarah, Shannon, Kaitlyn, Kristin, Brooke, and Austin.

If desired, memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.


SACERTY, Freda Muriel Sacerty - Obituary | Print |

SACERTY, Freda Muriel -

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 1, 2015, at Eden House Nursing Home (Guelph) in her 94th year.

Muriel was born on August 21, 1921 in Orillia, Ontario - daughter of the late George and Diana Dicker. She is survived by her sons Barry Byers (wife Mary), Ron Reid (wife Brenda) and daughter Shirley Cook (husband John). Muriel will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Brenda Murphy (Scott), Todd Byers (Franca), Lindsey Reid (Chris), Aaron Cook (Alicia) and Nathan Cook (Christina) and her great- grandchildren Kaitlin, Lauren, Ella and Luke.

Muriel grew up in Orillia and moved to Brampton in 1955. She was a homemaker and later worked as a Customer Service Clerk at Chainway Stores and Stripe Discount Store in Brampton.

Muriel is predeceased by her husbands Graydon Byers, Arnold Reid and Jack Sacerty.

Muriel loved life and was blessed with a large circle of extended family members and friends.

She had a very kind and loving nature and was loved by all who knew her.

Our sincere thanks to all the staff and nurses at Eden House Nursing Home in Guelph for taking great care of our Mother. 

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


SANDERS, Clarence Sanders - Obituary | Print |

SANDERS, Clarence -


September 26, 1924 - February 2, 2015

WWII Veteran, former GM employee from Campbellford, Ontario residing in Oshawa.

Passed away at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville surrounded by his family in his 91st year.

Predeceased by his spouses Nellie Sanders and Vera Sanders.

Beloved husband of Marie Sanders. Loving father of Lyn (Bill), John, Gail (Randy), Marie (Richard), James (Mary), Robert (Maryellen).

Predeceased by his daughter Jeanette and his son Tom. Cherished grandfather to Tracey (Kelly), Angie (predeceased by Adam), Jennifer (Chris), Lisa (Aaron), Jessica (Craig), Kyle, Megan (Kayl), and “the little one” Nicole (Joe). Dear great-grandfather of Mike, Matt, Sarah, Brody, and Cohen.

Predeceased by siblings Eva, Margaret, Hellen, James, Tom and Frank. He is survived by his sisters Jenny and Dorothy. Clarence will be missed by his friends, family and all who knew him.

Friends and family are welcome to gather at MOUNT LAWN FUNERAL HOME, (21 Garrard Rd. Whitby. 905-443-3376) on Thursday February 5th from 1:30 pm until the time of service in our chapel at 3:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Nicole’s journey for wounded warriors, support Nicole at

Memories may be shared at


SANIGA, Stanley John Saniga - Obituary | Print |

SANIGA, Stanley John -

An incredible man with a remarkable spirit who passed away in his 87th year, peacefully Sunday, February 1, 2015, with his loving wife and granddaughter by his side.

Stanley John was the living embodiment of unconditional love and an inspiration to those fortunate enough to make his acquaintance. Retired QCC Member from the Ministry of Transportation, Stanley John was a nature and wildlife enthusiast, who relished his "long" summer cottage getaways.

There he enjoyed late afternoon swims, games of cribbage where he toyed with his competition (Stan "the Man" will always remain the residing Champion), canoeing and boating, all the while surrounded by family and friends. Stan was a humble artist and will fondly be remembered by many for his exquisitely hand drawn caricature celebration cards, the prize possession of anyone retiring at the MTO during his residency. He also had a passion for photography and captured many special moments, both still and video, which will be cherished and enjoyed for years to come. Son of the late John and Mary Saniga, loving brother of Alyce and his predeceased siblings Ludka and Louie.

Dearly beloved husband of Rose Marie, loving father to the late Debra Rose Mathe (Richard), adored grandfather of Shannon Stanley (Shane), cherished great- grandfather (aka GG) to Jack and the late Savannah Rose. Stan will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews, extended family members and devoted friends. 

Service will be held in Richmond Hill on Tuesday, February 10th.

As this is a celebration of a remarkable life, it is the family's wish that those in attendance dress casually and colourfully.

As expressions of sympathy, donations can be made to the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary located in Rosseau, Ontario - or to St. Peter's Residence at Chedoke.

"Looking upon the loss of anything as though it means the end of it, is the same as believing falling leaves mark the end of the trees" - Guy Finley.


SENTER, Dorothy June Senter - Obituary | Print |

SENTER, Dorothy June -

Senter_Dorothy(June 13, 1934 - February 1, 2015)

Passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, February 1, 2015, in her 81st year.

Beloved wife of the late Stanley Senter.

She will be sadly missed by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren in the McDermott, Haw and Senter families.

Dorothy was the last of her siblings, who are now all joyfully reunited.

We invite all of her “Flowers” to join her “Gems” at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS (632 Thornton Rd. N., Oshawa) for a commemoration of her life on Saturday, February 7th at 1:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Interment at Thornton Cemetery following the service.

Online condolences may be made at


SOMERS, Irene Somers - Obituary | Print |

SOMERS, Irene -   "View Family Photos & Express Condolences"

Somers_IreneAugust 28, 1918 - February 1, 2015

Peacefully at Hillsdale Terraces on Sunday, February 1, 2015, at 96 years of age.

Beloved wife of the late Cyril Somers.

Cherished mother of Rose White (Merrick), and Bruce Somers (Dianne). She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren June, Glen, Jonathan, Michael, Gregory, Jeff and Nancy, her many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Dear sister of Leo, Louis, Eustace and Violet.

She will be fondly remembered by her many nephews, nieces and friends.

Visitation will be held at the OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Thursday, February 5th from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Therese Catholic Church, 3800 Courtice Rd. N., Courtice on Thursday, February 5th at 11:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at


STANOJEV, Isabelle M. (nee Alexander) Stanojev - Obituary | Print |

STANOJEV, Isabelle M. (nee Alexander) -

Peacefully in her home on February 1, 2015 in her 83rd year, with her loving husband Bob by her side.

Loving mother to Ron (Dawn), Anne and Sue (the late Chris).

Beloved grandmother to Erin, Shelby, Taylor, Oden and Nikita. Sister to Reg.

Predeceased by her brother Robert and her sister Dorothy. She will be fondly remembered by all her family and friends.

Service of remembrance will be held in the February 1, 2015 (10 Howarth Ave., Scarborough) on February 14th at 11 a.m. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please forward donations to the church.


STONE, Paul Joseph Stone - Obituary | Print |

STONE, Paul Joseph -

1963 - 2015

Suddenly, silently and sadly, a life was taken from his family and friends.

Mourned deeply by his mother and father Jo-Anne and Robert and his children Shannon and Connor.

Natalie, Mary and his siblings Michael, Julie, Jennie and Jason also share in the loss of this wonderful person, Paul.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Elmvale, Ontario on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 1 p.m. Reception to follow in parish hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations to would be appreciated.


THOMPSON, Rick Norman Thompson Obituary | Print |

THOMPSON, Rick Norman -

Thompon_RickPeacefully and surrounded by family on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at the age of 66.

Survived by his beloved wife, Linda. Loving father of Jennifer (Darcy) Longpre, Mitch (Jamie)Thompson, and Lindsay (Shean)Carey. Proud grandfather of Xavier, Elizabeth, Macey and Autumn.

Dear brother of Larry (Janine), Ken (Karen), Joyce (Don) McEachern, Sue (Paul) McGregor, Glenn (Tammy), and Joan (Mike). Uncle and friend to many. Rick will be sadly missed by extended family and friends.

Service of Remembrance will be held in Burlington on Thursday, February 5th. Private cremation has taken place.

If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

VAN WART, Stephen Ernest Van Wart - Obituary | Print |

VAN WART, Stephen Ernest -

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, February 1, 2015 in his 59th year.

Beloved son of the late Donald and Maureen Van Wart.

Dear brother of Linda (Stan) Delmore and Wesley. He will also be fondly remembered by his nephew Wyatt.

Stephen retired in 2014 from the Toronto District School Board.

According to his wishes, cremation has taken place.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.


VICKERY, Norma Frances (Ferguson) Vickery - Obituary | Print |

VICKERY, Norma Frances (nee Ferguson)

Dedicated Rotarian, recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow and received the William A. Peace Award in May 1999 for her outstanding service.

Peacefully on February 1, 2015 at Parkview Home in Stouffville, ON, in her 93rd year.

Norma, beloved wife of the late Frank Saunders Vickery. Loving mother of Andrew and his wife Ann and Greg and his wife Yvonne.

Cherished grandmother of the late Leiah Vickery, dear cousin of the late Norman and John Wray, she will be missed and lovingly remembered by her cousins Rodney, Dane and Margot Wray. Lifelong friend of Elizabeth "Tuby" Barron and the late Margaret Campbell.

The Vickery family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Parkview Home for their continuous care.

Funeral service will be held in Toronto, on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the chapel.

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


WATSON, Sheila Diane Watson - Obituary | Print |

WATSON, Sheila Diane -

76 of Coquitlam, British Columbia, formerly of Collingwood, Ontario passed away peacefully in her home on February 1, 2015.

Sheila will be lovingly remembered by her son Ken (Tracy), granddaughters Cassie and Danica, sister Brenda (Horst), brother Brian (Donna), nephews and nieces Peter, Andrew, Robin, Blair and Jill, predeceased husband Robert and step- daughters Lynne, Debbie, Cathy, Pamela and their families.

Sheila loved the warm weather and spent much of her younger years at the Wymbolwood Beach family cottage enjoying her extended family. Sheila was a dedicated Kindergarten teacher for over thirty years.

Once retired, she escaped the winters with her late husband Bob and their friends in their Sebring, Florida home. The summers in Ontario allowed Sheila to stay busy as an avid gardener. She always had time to chat with those who stopped by to see their beautiful gardens. Sheila had a love for animals, especially horses (Lady and Socks) and dogs (Goldie, Sheba, Maggie, Misty).

The last years of her life were spent diligently training her prized companion Miss Muggins, traveling on road trips in the RV with family, and taking care of her granddaughters and best friends Cassie and Danica. She was known for being a generous person, who was always willing to help when needed. Muggins will be well cared for by her friend and dog trainer Marilyn. Sheila had met many friends during her dog training years and will be remembered for her long walks with Muggins and talking with her friends in Glen Park.

As requested by Sheila, no funeral service will be held. A private celebration of life will occur at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Sheila requested that any memorial donations be made in her honour to the SPCA of British Columbia.


WILLIAMSON, Peter Banks Williamson - Obituary | Print |

WILLIAMSON, Peter Banks -

April 17, 1934 - February 1, 2015

Peter is survived by his wife Maureen (Elvin), son James, daughter-in-law Mariko (Yamamoto), granddaughters Kanau and Nicole, and his sister Marcella Hudec.

He was predeceased by his father James in 1964 and his mother Laura (Marcellus) in 1997.

Peter was a gentleman. He will always be remembered for his kindness to others, his wit, his wicked sense of humour, his musical talent, his intelligence, his generosity, his ability to adapt, his infectious smile and the twinkle in his eye.

His outlook on life, and devotion to family and friends alike, allowed him to accept each medical challenge with grace and determination.

Heartfelt thanks to Doctors Howard Leong-Poi, Ziv Harel, Richard Leung, Keith Wong, and John Rutka, as well as the extraordinary teams at St. Michael's Kidney Care Centre and West Park Healthcare Centre's Respiratory Day Hospital.

A celebration of Peter's life will be held at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Peter's memory to St. Michael's Hospital for the new Coronary Care Unit would be appreciated.

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