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MELLOTT, R. Bruce Mellott - Obituary | Print |

MELLOTT, R. Bruce -

Suddenly at his home, October 23, 2014 at age 64.

Survived by his mother Norah Venus, sister Nancy Maxwell (Mellott) and brother Ian Mellott.

Private Cremation.  Check Facebook for memorial details.


MILNER, Doug 'MR. MUSKOKA' Milner - Obituary | Print |


Passed away peacefully at Etobicoke General Hospital on Thursday, October 23, 2014 in his 86th year.

Predeceased by his parents Hugh and Gladys Milner and his siblings Charles (Tiny), Elara-Tean (Bud), Ian (Tessie), Bradda (Bruce) and Carol (Ray). Survived by his brother Gerald Thomas of Oshawa, his 27 nieces and nephews and his many great- nieces and great-nephews.

Special thanks to the CCAC Palliative Care Team, CANES PSWs, Spectrum Nursing Staff, Dr. S. Green, Dr. M. Huang and the staff at Etobicoke General Hospital.

Cremation has taken place. 

Memorial Mass to be celebrated at St. Benedict Church (2194 Kipling Ave.) on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 11 a.m. Inurnment to take place at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, donations made in memory of Doug to a charity of your own choice would be appreciated by the family.


NEALE, Ronald Clarke Neale - Obituary | Print |

NEALE, Ronald Clarke -

Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Thursday, October 23, 2014.

Ron Neale at 85 years of age.

Loving father of Penny, Debbie, Ron (Cindi) and husband of Patricia and Kaye.

Sadly missed by 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Ruth Giddy and the late Ward, and Jay.  

Service will be held in Tottenham, on Tuesday, October 28th.

Donations in memory of Ron may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 112 Commerce Park Drive, Unit I, Barrie, Ontario.


OTTER, Robert Otter - Obituary | Print |

OTTER, Robert -

It is with great sadness and unending love that Linda and John Otter announce the death of their son Robert James Otter on Thursday, October 23, 2014, in Bowmanville, Ontario.

Robert, 33, leaves his beautiful daughter Kennedy, his loving brother Chris, uncle Henry, aunt Annette and his true love and fiancee Merissa Partington.

After a very difficult and brave fight against cancer, Rob passed away peacefully in his sleep with the love of his life at his side.

He was a loving father and amazing friend, a lover of football, baseball, golf and everything fun, Rob brought joy into the lives of everyone he touched. This wonderful young man will be sorely missed by many. 

Service has taken place on Sunday, October 26th

In Rob's memory, donations to an education fund for his daughter Kennedy would be appreciated by his family.

PERRY, Royston James Perry Obituary | Print |

PERRY, Royston James -

Passed away at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on Thursday, October 23, 2014.

The funeral service will be held in Milton on October 29, 2014 at 11:00 am.

POUNDEN, Henrietta 'Daisy' (Downes) Pounden Obituary | Print |

POUNDEN, Henrietta 'Daisy' Mary Isabella (Downes) -

Pounden_Henrietta_DaisySuddenly on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Fox Run Retirement Home, Erin.

Daisy, beloved wife of the late Tom Pounden.

She was predeceased by her brother Billy and her sister Betty.

Daisy will be sadly missed by her nieces Daisy and Stella, her nephews William, Ian, Michael and Richard, and by her sister-in-law Lil. Fondly remembered also by Diana and Vi, extended family and friends.

Funeral service will be held in Georgetown on Monday, October 27th. Interment Georgetown.

In memory contributions to the Upper Credit Humane Society or Princess Margaret Hospital would be appreciated.

PRUCHA, Marilyn (Eggleton) Prucha - Obituary | Print |

PRUCHA, Marilyn (nee Eggleton) -

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Marilyn on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the age of 82.

She joins her husband Carl of 47 years.

Cherished mother of Betsy and loving aunt of Joanne, John, Jennifer, Paul, Chris and Tricia.

Marilyn is predeceased by her parents Roy and Cora Eggleton and brother Bob. 

Service will be held in Toronto, on Sunday, November 2nd.

In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice can be made in Marilyn's memory.


PUSTINA, Michael Pustina - Obituary | Print |

PUSTINA, Michael

August 6, 1929 - October 23, 2014

Passed away peacefully at Credit Valley Hospital, from a long illness.

Devoted husband of the late Anica and loving father to the late Renata (Jim) Lesley. He is survived and will be missed by his son Jurica (Jelka) Ribaric, his grandchildren Alanna and Shane Lesley, Roman and Zeljka Ribaric, brother Josip (Ruza) Pustina, sister Jeanette (John) Mairs, brother Joseph (Diane) Pustina, Boza Koury and family, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins in Canada and Croatia.

Special thank you to staff at Credit Valley Hospital.

Funeral Mass will be held at Church of Croatian Martyrs (4605 Mississauga Rd.) on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10 a.m.


RICHARD, Gregory 'Greg' Richard Obituary | Print |

RICHARD, Gregory 'Greg' -

Richard_Greg(1950 - 2014) - Greg died peacefully at home on Thursday, October 23, 2014.

His memory will live on in all the lives he touched - as a husband, father figure, brother, mentor, uncle and friend.

I wish to express my sincerest gratitude to Glenann, our wonderful nurse, as well as Gustavo, our cheerful and humorous PSW, both of which brightened our lives throughout this very difficult time.

I would also like to thank Dr. Corinne Breen who was more than a doctor, but also reached out as a friend in my time of need.

My special thanks to Michael and Tim, Greg's brothers, who supported both myself and Greg; I know it meant a lot to him that he was able to spend his final days with his brothers - my heartfelt thanks to both of you for rising to the occasion by expressing such kindness, support and brotherly love.

A memorial service will be held in Oakville on Saturday, November 1st.

Donations in Memory of Greg may be made to the Oakville & Milton Humane Society.

SACORUM, Carolina Sacorum Obituary | Print |

SACORUM, Carolina -

Sacorum_CarolinaPeacefully passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Credit Valley Hospital at the age of 59.

Cherished daughter of Rosario T. Sacorum.

Loving mother of Enrico and his wife Regina. Proud grandmother of Elizabeth. Dear sister of Veronica Sacorum, Gabriel Sacorum, Isabelita Calma, Nestor Sacorum and Cecilio Sacorum.

Carolina will be very much missed and forever remembered by her family and friends.

Arrangements out of Oakville. Funeral service will be held at Merciful Redeemer Parish, 2775 Erin Centre Blvd., Mississauga, Ontario on Tuesday, October 28th at 10:00 am. Burial to follow.

SAVAGLIO, Esterina Savaglio - Obituary | Print |

SAVAGLIO, Esterina -

October 17, 1929 - October 23, 2014

Peacefully passed away at the Brampton Civic Hospital on Thursday, October 23, 2014.

Predeceased by her husband Luigi Savaglio. Devoted Mother of Tony, Rosina and Annamaria.

Cherished grandmother of Daniel (Julie), Tony (Traci), Jeremiah (Nicole), Michael (Kelly) and Lisa (Alan). Great- grandmother to Eloise, Amelia and Emma.

She leaves behind her brothers and sisters and many other family and friends.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, October 29th at 11 a.m. Entombment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.


SIMPSON, Ian Francis Simpson - Obituary | Print |

SIMPSON, Ian Francis -

Passed away suddenly in Burlington, Ontario on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the age of 63.

Beloved husband of Wavey Simpson, loving father of Tara (Michael), Joanna (Dominique), David (Gemma) and Ashley (Ryan). Survived by mother Anna and sisters Jean, Barbara (Cliff) and Mary (Nigel).

Ian will be dearly missed by his family and friends, as well as those he touched through his dedication to counselling residents at Halton Recovery House in Milton, Ontario. 

A Celebration of Life will be held in Burlington on Monday, October 27th.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Halton Recovery House in memory of Ian would be greatly appreciated by the family.


SMITH, Trevor Darrin Smith - Obituary | Print |

SMITH, Trevor Darrin -

In loving memory of Trevor Darrin Smith.

Beloved son of predeceased Karen Elizabeth Aveline and Warren Key Smith.

Survived by brother Gregory, sister- in-law Jill and niece Diana.

Greatly missed by friends, the Smith and Aveline families. A tenacious and independent soul, Trevor touched the lives of many.

He will be remembered for his positive nature and calm demeanor.

In memoriam donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Toronto Humane Society.

For information about Trevor's memorial contact


STAPLEY, Maude Audrey Stapley - Obituary | Print |

STAPLEY, Maude Audrey -

Peacefully at Scarborough General Hospital on Thursday, October 23, 2014 in her 96th year.

Maude (nee Tisdale), dearly loved wife of the late Terry Stapley. Much loved mother of Penny (Chuck) Suikki, Kathy (Russ) Coleman, David (Marie Purcell) Stapley and Colin (Laura Frederick) Stapley.

She will be missed by her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and friends. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. John's Roman Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Rd., on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10 a.m.

By request, donations to Covenant House, L'Arche Toronto or Street Haven would be appreciated by the family.


THAPAR, Sneh Thapar Obituary | Print |

THAPAR, Sneh -

Thapar_Sneh(September 4, 1942 – October 23, 2014)

Passed away at the St. Peter's Hospital on October 23, 2014 at the age of 72.

Beloved wife of Pran Thapar.

Cherished mother to Vikas (Mukta) Thapar and Atul (Shveta) Thapar.

Forever remembered by her grandchildren Akash, Eisha, Arnav and Aryan.

Memorial visitation in Burlington on Saturday, October 25th. Cremation will follow.

For those who wish, memorial donations made to the St. Peter's Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

THOMPSON, Beryl Katherine Thompson Obituary | Print |

THOMPSON, Beryl Katherine -

Beryl passed away peacefully at Wyndham Manor, Oakville on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the age of 82. 

Funeral service will be held in Oakville on Monday, October 27th.

If desired, please consider a donation in her memory to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.

VALENTE, Donna Fay (nee Ransom, Ross) Valente - Obituary | Print |

VALENTE, Donna Fay (nee Ransom, Ross) -

Valente_DonnaPeacefully, in her 66th year, Fay passed away at St. Michael’s Hospital, in Toronto, on October 23, 2014.

She courageously underwent surgery for a brain tumour earlier this month and sadly, suffered complications from which she did not recover.

Fay was a longtime employee and manager at Bell Canada and later CGI.

She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Tony Valente and is survived by her brother John (Kimberley); niece Tina; nephew Mike; sister Beatrice Channon; and nephew Jesse (Zuzana). Left with memories are her extended Ransom and Valente families. “Nana Fay” will be sadly missed by her step children and step grandchildren.

Fay collected many close friends throughout her life and always enjoyed her excursions with them. She enjoyed volunteering and was an avid reader.

For a number of years Fay was an active member of the Westminster United Church in Whitby.

Special thanks are extended to the nursing staff at St. Mike’s Trauma ICU department for their compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or the charity of your choice.

Visitation at BARNES MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 5295 Thickson Rd. N., Whitby from 7 - 9 p.m. Wednesday.

A service to celebrate Fay’s life will be held in the Barnes chapel on Thursday afternoon, October 30th at 1:00 p.m.

Messages of condolence may be forwarded to


VINE, Grant Edward Vine - Obituary | Print |

VINE, Grant Edward -

Peacefully at his home in Jackson's Point on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the age of 62 years after a valiant fight with cancer.

Grant Vine, beloved husband of Ivy-Lynne Howes. Dear son of Lila Vine of Keswick and the late Eddie Vine. Brother of Terry Vine of Sutton and Mark Vine (Anne) of Aylmer. Dear uncle of Terri, Deena, Joshua and Ben.

Predeceased by his sister-in-law Debra and nephew Adam.

Lovingly remembered by his extended family and many friends. 

Funeral Service at Knox United Church, 34 Market Street, Sutton, Monday at 11 a.m.

Visitation in the church from 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Memorial donations to Sail Georgina or Community Care Access Centre would be appreciated by the family.


WEINBERG, Kurt Weinberg - Obituary | Print |


Peacefully on Thursday, October 23, 2014 after a lengthy illness.

Loving father and father-in-law of Lynda and Ed Crayston.

Dear brother of the late Zvi (Harry) Weinberg. Devoted grandfather of Ryan. Kurt will be fondly remembered by his former spouse Miriam, his extended family in Israel and the U.S.A., and friends here and overseas.

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, October 26th in Maple, Ontario.  Shiva at 121 Eastman Crescent, Newmarket.

Memorial donations may be made to the JNF.


WILLIAMS, Elizabeth Lermond (Betty) Williams - Obituary | Print |

WILLIAMS, Elizabeth Lermond (Betty) -

Peacefully at Westburn Manor on Thursday, October 23, 2014.

Beloved wife for 64 years of the late Gordon Williams.

Cherished mother of Douglas (Jo Anne) and Wendy (Chris Young). Betty will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Kent (Dawn), Cameron, Adrienne (Uwe), Julia and Carlynn (John) and great-grandchildren Thomas, Adam, Poppy and Kendall.

Fondly remembered by her nieces Lynn and Brenda.

Service will be held in Etobicoke, on Thursday, October 30th.

(As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Humane Society or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.


WILLIAMS, Kristine Williams Obituary | Print |

WILLIAMS, Kristine -

Williams_KristineIt is with heavy hearts that we announce the tragic death of our cherished daughter, sister and granddaughter, Kristine, on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the age of 19, along with her boyfriend Aaron Haire as a result of a car accident.

Much loved daughter of Gary and Treena Williams. Dearest sister to Cassandra (Alex Morrison), Bradley and Mathew.  Adored granddaughter of Ted Stevens (Anna), Elsie Stevens, Jack Williams and his companion Jackie Mitchell.

Kristine is going to be sadly missed by her aunts, uncles, cousins and her many friends. Predeceased by her grandmother Dorothy Williams.

Kristine was a graduate of M.M. Robinson High School, Burlington, and was looking forward to pursuing a college education in cosmetology in the fall. A beautiful woman of so many talents, she has been taken from us far too soon.

A Celebration of Kristine’s life will take place at Smith's funeral home, Burlington on Tuesday, October 28th from 3 - 7 pm.  Cremation has taken place.

If desired, donations made to the Hamilton-Burlington SPCA would be greatly appreciated by the family.

WORWOOD, William Ross Worwood - Obituary | Print |

WORWOOD, William Ross -

Passed away with his daughter at his side at the Douglas Memorial Hospital on October 23, 2014 at the age of 86.

Loving husband of Frances. Dear father of Sandra Worwood and Mary Lou Dumka (Jim).

Cherished grandfather of Bradley William Worwood and Destiny Beatrice Worwood.

Service will be held in Fort Erie, on Saturday, November 1st.  Cremation will follow.

Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.


WRIGHT, Geraldine P. 'Geri' Wright - Obituary | Print |

WRIGHT, Geraldine P. 'Geri' -

Wright_Geraldine(Former partner of B & G Truck Repair)

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa, on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Geri at the age of 69.

Surrounded by her family: her beloved husband Bruce of 51 years; sons David (Gail), Allan (Denise) and Bill (Lisa); grandchildren Trevor, Bill Jr., Aimee, Stephanie, Danaka, Mitchell, Rachel, Shannon, Brayden, Abbey, Alex, Brittney and Emily.

Will be fondly remembered by Jimmy and Aggie MacKenzie.

Relatives and friends may call at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, October 30th at 11:00 am.

Donations made in memory of Geri to The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by her family.

Online condolences may be made at


WRIGHT, Jane (Sharpe) Wright Obituary | Print |

WRIGHT, Jane (Sharpe) -

Passed away peacefully at Burloak Long Term Care, Burlington, on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the age of 89.

Jane Wright was the dearly loved mother of Lynne Duvnjak and her husband Simo, the cherished grandmother of George (Maggie), Jill, Julie (Joel) and the proud great-grandmother of Harper and Emily.

Jane is predeceased by her sister Ruth Zimmerman. She will be sadly missed by her extended family and friends.

The family would like to express its appreciation for the love and tender care demonstrated by the staff of

A funeral service will take place in Burlington on Monday, October 27th. Interment.

If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

DURHAM, Warren Liddell Durham - Obituary | Print |

DURHAM, Warren Liddell -

December 4, 1921 - October 22, 2014

After a long, full and wonderful life, Warren passed away at the age of 92 following a lengthy illness.

He was predeceased by his mother Florence Jamieson, father Frederick Durham and sister Constance.

He is survived by his beloved wife Cathy Lee Farley (Waterloo), his four children (with ex-wife Elizabeth Durham): Jerry Durham, Susan Gibbons (Terry), Nancy Durham (Bill), Cathy Shoebridge (Glenn). Warren was loved by his six grandchildren: Nicola, Shawn, Sarah, Jennifer, Rebecca and Jessica, as well as six great- grandchildren: Amber, Joel, Natalie, Riley, Cotter and Liam. Warren is also survived by his dearly loved cousin Helen Hale (California).

In his youth, Warren was a swimming champion and head lifeguard on the Toronto waterfront - and that love of water eventually led him to become a keen sailor. He served during WWII as an RCAF flight instructor, after which he became a lawyer, a director of legal aid in Oakville and a respected Ontario Provincial Court judge.

He shared with all who knew him so many of his values and gifts: a delightful sense of humour, passionate belief in truth and honesty, love of nature, sense of adventure, support for the underdog, respect for our fellow man and a sense of justice for all.

We wish to thank the staff of the Leisureworld Care Centre in Elmira who gave Warren and his family tremendous care, support and kindness throughout his stay.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.


ADOMAVICIUS-TRECIOKAS, Marta Adomavicius-Treciokas - Obituary | Print |


June 21, 1925 - October 22, 2014

Passed away peacefully at home on October 22, 2014 at the age of 89.

The last surviving member of seven Galinaitis brothers and sisters. Beloved wife of the late Antanas Adomavicius and Jurgis Treciokas. Cherished mother of Dana Shewchuk (Ted) and adored grandmother of Lara Totayo (Rolan) and Christopher Shewchuk.

A special aunt to dozens of nieces and nephews and family members in Canada, United States, Germany and Lithuania. Marta's extraordinary kindness and generosity touched countless lives.

Special thanks to all her caregivers who took such wonderful care of her over the last few months of her life.

Funeral Service will be held at the Lithuanian Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1691 Bloor St. W., Toronto, on Tuesday, October 28th at 11:00 a.m.


BIRSE, James Stuart Birse - Obituary | Print |

BIRSE, James Stuart -

Passed away peacefully at the Dorothy Ley Hospice October 22, 2014 at the age of 91 years.

Cherished husband of Hilda for 66 years; loving father of Julia (Richard deceased), James (Susan), Shirley (Jim) and Gordon. Beloved grandfather of Matthew, Jennifer, Andrew, Cameron, Douglas and Gillian.

Predeceased by his sister Nancy. He will be missed by Alan, Trisha, Ivan, Mary and extended families in Canada, Scotland and England, as well as friends and neighbours.

James was a proud WWII Veteran who served with the RAF. He was a third generation grocer at Muir of Fowlis, Scotland and he continued his career in Canada in 1959 at Dominion Groceries and then as a Store Manager for several I.G.A. stores.

 James loved to fish, garden, read books, listen to Scottish music, create wood carvings and spend quiet times at "Woodland Echoes".

A celebration of James' life will be held for family and friends on Saturday, November 1st at Alderwood United Church, 44 Delma Drive in Etobicoke. Visitation at 1 p.m. Service at 2 p.m. followed by a reception at the church.

Cremation has already taken place and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Dorothy Ley Hospice would be appreciated by the family.


BLACKWOOD, John (Jay) William Blackwood - Obituary | Print |

BLACKWOOD, John (Jay) William -

Jay, age 65, passed away suddenly of cardiovascular disease at his home in Toronto.

He was the son of Dr. John and Margaret Blackwood (both deceased) of Woodstock, Ontario.

Jay is survived by siblings Bob (Peter Gribble), Wendy (Davide Bertoli), Marnie (Don Grainger) Susie (Barrie Hutchinson), Doug and Andy (Cara Bayly), plus his niece Clare Blackwood and nephews Calder, Jim and George Hutchinson, and Bryn Blackwood. Jay had many cousins, aunts and uncles who shared his sense of humour.

He loved cottage family reunions and the Bertoli family annual sausage-fest, where food, wine and laughter were prolific. He leaves good friends in his Toronto St. Clair neighbourhood and in Alberta where he was a TV sportscaster and race announcer at the Stampede Park Raceway.

Jay had an encyclopaedic memory for sports trivia and in his younger years excelled in baseball and hockey. He was an avid and often devious card and game player.

Jay will especially be missed by his dear friends Robert Salnek, Suzanne Lejeune and their children. A hearty shout-out goes to George, Marley and Henry, 4-legged friends who gave Jay so many chuckles.

The family sincerely thanks Alix and Jim Kuhn for their compassion and assistance.

Cremation has taken place.

There will be a celebration of Jay's life later this fall.


BOORSMA, John Boorsma - Obituary | Print |


Boorsma_JohnThe Lord took unto Himself on Wednesday October 22, 2014, our beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather, John Boorsma, at 72 years of age. 

Born in Wierum, The Netherlands on April 21, 1942. He emigrated to Canada in June of 1960. 

Dear husband of Winnie. Loving Father of Peter & Sandy, Sharon & Allan, Michael & Carolyn and Reneta.

Pake to grandchildren Heather, Kyra, Damien, Rachel, Joshua and Aaron. Brother of Elly, Jaap, Rennie, Annie and Thea, all of the Netherlands.

Visitation will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St., Bowmanville on Friday, October 24th from 6 - 8 pm. 

A Service to Celebrate his life will be held at Rehoboth Christian Reformed Church, 130 Scugog St., Bowmanville on Saturday, October 25th at 11 am.

Private Interment Bowmanville Cemetery.

Memorial Donations may be made to a CHARITY of your choice.

BOTTOMLEY, Lois (Armstrong) Bottomley Obituary | Print |

BOTTOMLEY, Lois (nee Armstrong) -

Bottomley_LoisPeacefully passed away on October 22, 2014 with her family by her side.

Predeceased by her husband John.

Beloved mother of Ann and David (Deb).

Loving nana of Elisabeth, Philip and Michael.

Predeceased by her sister Edna and brother Gordon.

Loving aunt of Garry (Mary Anne).

Funeral service will be held in Weston, on Monday, October 27th. Interment to follow.


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