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DYCK, Kenneth Dyck - Obituary | Print |

DYCK, Kenneth -

Dyck_Kenneth(October 15, 1942 - December 31, 2014)

(Retired employee of Oshawa PUC, and active member of the Solina Community)

Peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, at the age of 72.

Loving husband of Pat. Devoted dad to Sandy (Rob Clauson), Lori (Kevin Zenglein), and Matt (Roxanne). Cherished Papa to Mackenzie, Mitchell, Jesse, Keenan, Christian, Rebecca, Carly, Sydney, and Xavier.

Predeceased by his parents Irene Dyck, and Jean and John Dyck. Son in law to Evelyn Brown and the late Cliff Brown. Brother to Jack (Lyn), Lois (Ken Bellas), Bonnie (Rick Stephenson), Susan (Connie) Brooks.

Ken will be sadly missed by his extended family friends and all who knew him.

Friends may call at MOUNT LAWN FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY, 21 Garrard Road, Whitby (North of Dundas) 905-443-3376 on Monday, January 5, 2015, from 6 - 9 pm and Tuesday, January 6th from 1:30 pm until the time of the Service in the chapel at 2:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Durham.

Memories may shared at


ESPOSITO, Rocco Vincent Esposito - Obituary | Print |

ESPOSITO, Rocco Vincent -   "Express Condolences"

Esposito_Rocco(February 9, 1931 - December 31, 2014)

It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing and with a smile on his face as he joyfully boarded the special train to heaven on Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa after a lengthy battle, in his 84th year.

Rocco will be immeasurably missed by his loving wife and soulmate of 64 years June, and by his adored daughters and special sons-in-law Judy and David Mosier, Joanne and Peter Kaplan, and Jamie and Tom Leonard.

Unconditionally loving Gramps of Jason and Francesca, Jana Lynn and Bobby, Christopher and Kimberly, Stephanie and Ken, Michael and Lindsey, Amanda and Kevin, and Great Gramps of Julian, Marco, Robbie, Bianca, Logan, Ryann, Colson, Danyka, Kallen, Laken, Thomas and Emelyn.

Brother of the late Rose Catalano, Tony Esposito, Frances Kettela, Sam Esposito and Jenny D’Angelo. Rocco will be remembered by his large extended family and numerous friends.

Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Thursday, January 8th from 1:00 p.m. until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 2:00 p.m.

Memorial donations to SickKids Foundation would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be made at


FRANCESCHINI, Lide Franceschini - Obituary | Print |


Passed peacefully, surrounded by family at Humber River Regional Hospital in Toronto on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at the age of 87.

Predeceased by her loving husband Agostino.

Much loved and devoted mother of Claudia (Michael), Vanda (Giorgio) and Franca (Tom). Nonna will always be cherished by Andrea (George), Mathie and Iain and great-granddaughter Caia. Dear sister of Gianna of Postioma, Italy. Zia Lide will be missed by many nieces and nephews in Italy, Australia and France. Lide lived her life with great dignity, generosity and a tremendous love of family.

She touched the lives of many people with her kind and gentle way. May we all carry a piece of her spirit in our hearts.

A sincere thanks to family and friends for their support, with special thanks to the caring and compassionate staff and residents of the Village of Humber Heights.

Funeral Mass will be held in St. Leo's Catholic Church, 277 Royal York Road, Etobicoke Saturday, January 3rd at 10 a.m. Interment to follow.

 If desired, donations may be made to your charity of choice.


FROSELL, Louise Frosell - Obituary | Print |

FROSELL, Louise -

December 4, 1916, Chicago, Illinois - December 31, 2014, Orangeville, Ontario

Most beloved mother of Diva Frosell (Anderson) and Nina Frosell (Gries).

Loving grandmother of Brian (and Mary Frances French) Anderson, Dante (and Sarah) Anderson, Cara Anderson, Mia (and Hubert) Tieber, Frank (and Sonja) Gries. Beloved great- grandmother of Emma, Kevin, Claire, Micaela, Macy and Brian, Maximilian ((Max) to his friends), Loris, Gloria, Jacqueline and Jannik. Louise was predeceased by her first husband, Dante Frosell; her son, Dante Jr.; and her second husband, Anthony Benvenuto; her sisters, Della and Mary; and her brother, Tony. Her second family with Tony Benvenuto are Linda and Tim Faricy and Joyce Benvenuto along with loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great- great-grandchildren.

Funeral Mass for Grandma Louise with a Reception after Mass in the Church Hall on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 11 o'clock in Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor Street West, Toronto.


GEARY, Father John D., CSSp Geary - Obituary | Print |

GEARY, Father John D., CSSp -

1931 - 2014

Father John Geary, CSSp, of the Spiritan Province of TransCanada died peacefully on the morning of December 31, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Father John was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Mary. He is survived by brother, Dermot (Irene) of Ireland, sisters Margaret Grant (Ireland) and Mary Ditchburn (England) and his cousin Valerie Antoniades of Toronto as well as numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews. Father John was born November 21, 1931 in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland. He made his first profession as a Spiritan on September 8, 1950 and was ordained to the priesthood on July 11, 1960.

During his 54 years as a priest, John made an incredible contribution to Catholic education in the city of Toronto. First assigned to Canada in 1961, Father John taught at Neil McNeil High School where he became principal in 1968. In 1977 Father John became the founding principal of Francis Libermann High School, named in honour of one of the founders of the Spiritans.

In 1984 and until his retirement in 1989, Father John was Superintendent of Education for the Toronto Catholic District School Board. From the time of his retirement, Father John began many years of service to the Spiritan community, first in 1990 as the House Superior of the Spiritan Generalate in Rome and then from 1993 until 1999 Father John served as the Provincial Superior of the TransCanada Spiritans. From 1999 until 2007 Father John studied in France and the USA culminating in a Doctorate of English Literature from the University of Toronto.

Following a short time as Superior of Laval House, Father John became an English lecturer at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh until 2009 when Father John retired in Toronto to serve the community as archivist and historian.

Father John was known for his strong interest in and commitment to Catholic education as well as to the refugee issue in Canada. John had a great fondness for books and was known for his great rhetoric and writing abilities. He will be missed by his Spiritan confreres, family and friends.

Funeral Mass on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph's Highland Creek Church, 200 Morrish Road, Scarborough, ON M1C 1E8.

The Mass will be followed by a light reception in the church hall. Burial will follow.


GILLINGS, David Franklin Gillings - Obituary | Print |

GILLINGS, David Franklin -

July 7, 1956 - December 31, 2014

Passed away suddenly of a heart attack on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, in his 59th year in Toronto.

Beloved son of the late Rev. James W. Gillings and Norma Ruth (Dunk). Survived and grieved by his sisters and brothers, Margaret Redford, Douglas (Anu), Jim (Bonnie) and Sharon Ruth. He will be missed by his son, Mike Duyn (Sandra) and grandchildren Ariel, Chloe and Mikey. Predeceased by his nephew, James Gillings (Jr.), he will be missed by his nieces and nephews Philip Redford (Janet and Ethan Fishlock), Tammy Gillings (Rick Wendland), Christopher Redford, Bradley Gillings (Alex), Kerri Gillings, Susan Gillings; and grandnieces and nephews Hayley and Cole Saramaki, Nicole Redford; Adeline, Emily and Ronni Wright; Zachary and Sierra Gillings. Cremation has taken place. in Beamsville, ON.

A graveside and memorial reception will be held in May 2015, date to be determined.

Dave has found peace after a lifelong struggle with mental illness.

Please send memorial donations to a mental health charity of your choice.


GRANT, Pearline 'Miss Iris' Grant - Obituary | Print |

GRANT, Pearline 'Miss Iris' -   "Express Condolences"

Grant_PearlineNovember 3rd, 1927 - December 27th 2014

Pearline, following the footsteps of her husband who died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his family.

People flew in to see Pearline for christmas because they knew she might not make the new year.

Not only did Pearline get to say goodbye to her family but like her husband had a final meal before going to sleep for the long slumber.

Pearline was suvived by her children, grandchildren and the mark that they make in this country.

Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 02, 2015, 1:00 p.m. at TRULL FUNERAL HOME "Danforth Chapel", 1111 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.



GREEN, Cora Green - Obituary | Print |

GREEN, Cora -

Passed away peacefully on December 31, 2014 at Lakeridge Health-Whitby at the age of 88 years.

Beloved wife of the late Stewart.

Loving mother of Eileen(Bruce), Wayne(Carolyn), Brenda(the late Doug) and Clyde(Lori). Cherished grandmother of 7 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Dear sister of Madge Cooper.

Cora will be fondly remembered by her family and friends here and in Newfoundland.

The family extends its heartfelt thanks to Michelle Acorn and the 4th floor staff at Lakeridge Health-Whitby.

Visitation will be held at the DESTEFANO FUNERAL HOME, 1289 Keith Ross Drive, Oshawa (south side of Taunton Road, east of Thornton Road) 905-440-3595 on Thursday, January 8th from 10:00-11:30am. A service to celebrate Cora’s life will be held in the DeStefano Chapel at 11:30am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SickKids' Foundation.

Memories may be shared at


GREENBERG, Esther F. (Silverstein) Greenberg - Obituary | Print |

GREENBERG, Esther F. (nee Silverstein) -

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, in her 92nd year, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

Beloved wife of the late Isadore (Isie) Greenberg. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Karen and David Mock. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Ezra, Isaac, Belle and Ixia Silverstein, and Idy, Benny and Marilyn Greenberg.

Devoted grandmother of Steven and Daniel Mock and Ashley Miller; and great- grandmother of Raymond Isadore (Ray Isie). Favourite "Auntie Esther" to her many nieces and nephews.

Very special thanks to Boobie's guardian angel, Wilma Cordice.

Service will be held in Toronto, on Sunday, January 4th.

Memorial donations may be made to the Baycrest Foundation, Esther Greenberg Memorial Fund for Behavioural Neurology, 416-785-2875 or or to the Holy Blossom Temple Renewal Campaign.


HOWARD, Frank Hughes Howard - Obituary | Print |

HOWARD, Frank Hughes -

Howard_FrankBandleader of The Frank Howard Orchestra, passed away Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 suddenly after a brief illness.

Son of Frank Howard Sr. of The Commodores Orchestra. Beloved mother Mary Agnes Howard and father Frank to receive him as he bravely marched to the gates of Heaven showing no fear or regrets.

Loved brother of Fred (Gail) and Dan. Predeceased by sister Margaret and brother Jim. Cherished father of daughter Francine (Robert) Maurice and son Frank Howard Jr.

Boppa to grandson Nathan (Cassie) Levinetz and Poppa to grandson Bennett Howard. Their fun-loving grandfather will be missed by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Boyfriend and fellow adventurer of Elizabeth Busse who travelled the roads, traversed peaks and forged rivers together for 17 years.

Remembered by Wendy (Scott) and children Summer and Joey who will also miss the joy he brought them. He will be sorely missed by his band and music lovers in the Quinte area. Also fondly remembered by Marilyn Howard.

A Celebration of Frank’s life will be announced at a later date.

If desired, donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated.

INGLIS, Geraldine Edythe (JAMISON) Inglis - Obituary | Print |

INGLIS, Geraldine Edythe (nee JAMISON) -

Passed away peacefully with family by her side at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at the age of 87.

Beloved wife of Lorne, her husband of over 60 years. Loving mother of Erin Gibson and her husband Glenn of Burlington and Doug and his wife Paula of Calgary. Dear Grandma to Valerie (Mike) Menard, Alison (Matt) Maiola, Evan and Robert. She was a special Great-Grandma to Gabriella and Emilie. Survived by her sister Muriel Pullen and predeceased by her twin brother Gerald Jamison. Gerry as she was known to her friends, was born on January 7, 1927 in Montreal.

She and Lorne married in 1954 and settled in Pointe-Claire, Quebec to raise their young family. Curling and cottage life at Lac Archambault were greatly enjoyed before the family moved to Mississauga in 1968. Here Gerry made many more lifelong friends and loved hosting regular luncheons and dinner parties.

She was a wonderful hostess who could, in the words of a friend, "throw a party at the drop of a hat" and she delighted in the company of good friends and family. Gerry will be fondly remembered for her zest for life, sense of humour, as a gracious volunteer and for her kindness and generosity. Her family will cherish memories of the warm and loving family home she created and how she adored her grandchildren and was so proud of their accomplishments.

She and Lorne loved travelling, taking many trips and cruises over the years and spent many enjoyable winters in Florida and they never passed up a trip to the casino or a favourite restaurant with friends. The family would like to thank the staff at Beechwood Place in Mississauga, CCAC Hamilton and heartfelt thanks to the caring staff of the Village of Tansley Woods memory care floor, in Burlington for their support and for the loving and compassionate care that Gerry received. Cremation has taken place as per Gerry's wishes.

Please join us in celebrating her long and happy life on Saturday, January 24, 2015 in the Chapel at the Village of Tansley Woods Retirement Home (West entrance), 4100 Upper Middle Road, Burlington from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Gerry was a dear friend to many. Sadly missed, always loved and forever remembered for the beautiful person she was.

We celebrate a life well lived. In lieu of flowers, Gerry's memory is best honoured by performing a random act of kindness.

If desired, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer Society in her memory.


JOSEPH, Xavier Pathil Joseph Obituary | Print |

JOSEPH, Xavier Pathil -

Joseph_XavierIt is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Xavier Pathil Joseph on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Hamilton General Hospital after recently celebrating his 65th birthday.

Beloved husband to Mary for 37 years. Adored father of Ann (Jeremy), Rose (Jason), Jacob (Nikol) and Maryann. Cherished “Apappa” to Ava, Aubrie and Oliver.

Brother to Marykutty (Thomas) Manalil, Kay (late John) Scaria, Thresa (Joseph) Joseph, Joseph (Annyamma) Pathil, the late Kunjamma Jose (Parumootil) and the late Thankamma Mani (Niravathuparambil) and loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Xavier was born in Kerala, India and immigrated to Canada in 1972. He settled in Hamilton and built a great life for himself and his family in this country. In 1987 he started a textile business in Stoney Creek (Narroflex Inc.) which has since expanded into the US and Central America.

A vibrant, generous, hard-working and brilliant man, he touched the lives of many and helped countless others establish themselves in Canada. A member of the Greater Hamilton business community, and the Hamilton Malayalam Samajam, he will be greatly missed by all.

The family would like to thank Dr Simon Oczkowski and the ICU team at Hamilton General Hospital for their support. In his last moments he was able to pass with the dignity and integrity that he deserved.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, 304 Highway #8, Stoney Creek on Monday, January 5, 2015 at 10 a.m. Interment to follow.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

KENNY, Valerie Anne Kenny - Obituary | Print |

KENNY, Valerie Anne -

Valerie Anne Kenny (née Greene), 71, passed peacefully in the company of family on December 31, 2014, in Huntsville, Ontario.

Survived by her loving family: husband of forty years, John; brother Godfrey Greene; daughter Jennifer and son Bryan.

A longtime resident of Toronto, Valerie was born in Ottawa to the late Lt.-Col. Judge Godfrey and Eileen Greene on February 16, 1943.

Diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago, Valerie fought her illness with great strength. Not one to complain, she maintained instead a brave, cheerful and optimistic outlook.

She continued to travel and busy herself with activities she enjoyed in her community with a characteristic positivity.

Valerie easily made friends and kept in close touch with many.

She was an enthusiastic volunteer, most notably with the Huntsville Hospital Auxiliary.

The family wishes to convey to Hospice Huntsville their most sincere gratitude and blessings for the attentiveness, care and invaluable support they provided to both Valerie and family in her final days.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Huntsville or the Huntsville Hospital Auxiliary.


KING, Maggie King - Obituary | Print |

KING, Maggie -    "Express Condolences"

July 12, 1973 - December 29, 2014

Suddenly, in the prime of her life.

Beloved mother of Aidan and Theo Henderson, adored daughter of Patricia Watson and sister to Sasha, Anna and August, Maggie is predeceased by her father Allan King and grandmother Laura Watson.

Soft-spoken and funny, a recent social work graduate and great cook who was the heart of her family, Maggie will be especially missed by her two boys, the lights of her life, and by her mother, to whom she was a devoted and loving daughter. Maggie also leaves behind her aunt Bev and many cousins and friends who join us in grieving the loss of a beautiful and vibrant young woman.

A memorial will be held on Wednesday, January 7th at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of St. James Cemetery at 635 Parliament Street, with a reception to follow.  All are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, mourners can make donations to The Red Door Family Shelter, in support of women and children.



KOLLAS, Stefan Kollas - Obituary | Print |

KOLLAS, Stefan -   "Express Condolences"

Sunrise - December 8, 1947, Germany

Sunset - December 18, 2014, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Visitation on Saturday, January 03, 2015 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at GIFFEN-MACK DANFORTH FUNERAL HOME, 2570 Danforth Ave., Toronto, Ontario M4C 1L3

Funeral Service on Saturday, January 03, 2015, 3:00 p.m., at Giffen-Mack Chapel, 2570 Danforth Ave., Toronto, Ontario.



LAKO, Imre 'Jim' Lako, Obituary | Print |

LAKO, Imre "Jim" -

After a long and courageous battle passed away at the Hamilton General Hospital on December 31, 2014 at the age of 75.

Loving husband to Irma (nee Szasz) for 53 years. Cherished father to Susan Beck Lako, Louis (Tracey) Pasztor, Mary (Pero) Ivanaj, George (Norma-June) Pasztor, the late Andrew (Kathy) Pasztor.

Proud grandpa to Emma, Lauren, Alyssa (Kenzie), Emily, Cody, Susan (Roger), Sharon (Scott), Geordan (Sydney), Kristy, Kylee (Adam), Nadia (Tyler), Tamara (Anton), Andrea (Jared), Rachel (Brian), Carrie (Mike), Kathleen (Tony), and Melissa (Frank). Dear great-grandfather to sixteen great-grandchildren.

He will be missed by many relatives and friends in Hungary and Canada.

Imre was a proud employee of Ford Motor Company of Canada for 40 years and also known for his passion and love of music.

Special thanks to the doctors and staff on 8 West/South at the Hamilton General Hospital especially nurse Christopher D. for all the care and compassion.

In keeping with Imre's wishes cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held Tuesday in Burlington. Inurnment.

For those who wish, memorial donations made to the John Calvin Hungarian Presbyterian Church would be appreciated.

MANTEI, Ernst Mantei - Obituary | Print |

MANTEI, Ernst -

Peacefully, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Georgetown Hospital in his 92nd year.

Beloved husband of the late Gertrud for 59 years.

Loving father of Rolf (Donna), Werner (Angie) and Sigrid (Roland Stebner). Dear Opa of Daniel (Amanda), Julie (James Temple), Justin, Aaron, Caroline, Jaquelin, Ryan, Eric and Evelyn. Dear Great-Opa of Logan, Jayden and Ava. Cherished brother of Siegbert, Erwin (Eva) and Elli Foerster of Belgern, Germany. Ernst was predeceased by sisters Else (Leo Lemke) and Martha (Felix Szulc).

He will be forever loved and greatly missed by his many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

A heartfelt thank you to his many kind neighbours and church family for their love and support.

Service will be held on Monday January 5th at 11 a.m. at German Church of God, 9 McArthur St., Toronto.  Interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Red Cross or Canadian Hearing Society would be appreciated.


McCLEMENT, Benjamin McClement - Obituary | Print |

McCLEMENT, Benjamin -   "Express Condolences"

April 8, 1925 - December 31, 2014

Benjamin McClement is survived by Jenny his wife of 62 years, his children, Brenda (John), Pauline (Doug), Sandra (Rick), Craig (Cindy), seven Grand Children and two Great Grand Children.

He died as he lived quietly and peacefully.

Visitation on Sunday, January 04, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at ANDREWS COMMUNITY FUNERAL CENTRE, 8190 Dixie Road, Brampton, Ontario L6T 5N9, (905) 456-8190

Funeral Service on Monday, January 05, 2015, 11:00 a.m., ANDREWS COMMUNITY FUNERAL CENTRE, 8190 Dixie Road, Brampton, Ontario.



McCONNELL, Robert Henry McConnell - Obituary | Print |

McCONNELL, Robert Henry -   "Express Condolences"

Peacefully in his sleep at Southlake Regional Health Centre on December 31, 2014 in his 95th year.

Loving father of Linda (Laurie) and Mark.

Grandfather of Gillian, Colin, Melissa and Justin.

Great grandfather of Khai.

Dear companion of Norene.

Arrangements under the direction of THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME, Aurora, ON.
Service details to follow.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.



McMULLAN, Robert James Henry McMullan - Obituary | Print |

McMULLAN, Robert James Henry -

Bob McMullan died in Toronto, December 31, 2014, after a brief illness at the age of 91.

Born in Chefoo (now Yantai), China in 1923 to a family of former missionaries, he attended the Chefoo School, Cheltenham College in England, and Trinity College, University of Toronto. During the war, he served in the Canadian Armoured Corps and with the British Special Operations Executive across Southeast Asia.

After a career in commerce and insurance, Bob devoted his energies to the Abbeyfield Houses Society, first in Britain and then in Canada, where he oversaw the development of almost 30 group homes for the elderly. He served as Executive Director until 2009 and continued to play an active role at both national and local levels.

He was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Bob is survived by his beloved wife Phyllis Grosskurth, his daughter Alex and sons James and John, four granddaughters, three great- grandsons and the extended Grosskurth family.

A funeral service will be held at St. James Cathedral, Toronto, on Saturday, January 17th at 2 p.m.

Donations in Bob's memory to Abbeyfield Canada, 427 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON.


MEDLAND, Leonard 'Len' Medland Obituary | Print |

MEDLAND, Leonard 'Len' –

Medland_LenPeacefully in the presence of his family on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Len, in his 62nd year.

Beloved husband of Sandra “Sandy” (nee Edge) for 29 years. Loving father and best friend of Tim. Grandad of Nolan.

Dear brother of Fred (Berniece), Ted and Dennis (Laura). Uncle Len will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.

Len was well respected by his co-workers and friends during his employment with Halton Hills Hydro, Hydro One, E&USA and IHSA.

Funeral service will be held in Georgetown on Monday, January 5th.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

MILLARD, Peter Millard - Obituary | Print |


On Wednesday, December 31, 2014, age 92.

Beloved husband of Phyllis for over 65 years.

Devoted father to Peter (Mary Kath), Anne (Ed Otten), Kathy (David Lloyd), and Jane (John Esplen). 

Proud grandfather, "Bub", of 13, and great-grandfather of 7. 

After serving in the RAF in WWII as a flight instructor, Peter settled in Toronto beginning a rewarding career in the automotive industry where he gained the nick name "The Car Doctor."  Pete had a great sense of humour and always had a joke to share with friends and family. 

He could fix most any small engine, bicycle, motorcycle or car and joked that the only thing he couldn't fix was a broken heart. 

Our thanks are extended to the care team at West Park Long Term Care Centre.

A Funeral Service will be held at St. George's on-the-Hill Anglican Church, 4600 Dundas St. W. (East of Islington Ave.) on Saturday, January 10, 2015, at 11 a.m. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christian Blind Mission.


MOSSEY, Sister Viola Agnes Mosey, S.O.S. - Obituary | Print |

MOSSEY, Sister Viola Agnes, S.O.S. -   "Express Condolences"

Mossey_Sister_ViolaApril 15, 1914 - December 29, 2014

Sister Viola died peacefully at Toronto East General Hospital on Monday, December 29, 2014 in the 75th year of religious life with the Sisters of Service.

Born in Bothwell, PE, she was the youngest of the seven children born to James Francis Mossey and Sarah MacCormack. Predeceased by her parents, brothers, Basil, Freeman, Bernard and sisters, Kaye Grindle, Cecilia Stewart and Sister Marguerite, CND. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Entering the Sisters of Service on August 2, 1939, Sister Viola's ministry took her across Canada with appointments to missions from Vancouver to St. John's. Her "Island" hospitality, graciousness and warm smile provided comfort in the Sisters of Service residences for young women in Vancouver, Edmonton, Halifax and St. John's, where she served for almost two decades. She undertook special assignments as Co-ordinator of Religious Correspondence School in Clarenville, NL as well as pastoral care at St. Ann's in Penticton, BC, Holy Rosary Cathedral in Regina, and at Tabor Retreat House in Charlottetown.

At the Motherhouse in Toronto, she served as Assistant Treasurer and Secretary to the Superior General. Later, Sister Viola contributed her organizational skills to the Sisters of Service Archives upon retirement in Toronto at the Scarborough Retirement Centre, and at LaSalle Manor Retirement Home.

Before moving to Providence Healthcare earlier this year, Sister Viola celebrated her 100th birthday and 75 years of religious life joined by her community, relatives and friends.

Among her many gifts of service, she will be remembered especially for her gentle love, the center of family communication and keeper of family stories, a quick wit, a caring and prayerful presence and her enduring faith, sharing generously wherever she lived and ministered. The Sisters of Service extend their sympathy to her relatives and many friends. May she rest in peace.

Relatives and friends may call at the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto Residence, 2 O'Connor Drive, Toronto, on Sunday, January 4th from 3:30 pm. With a Prayer Vigil at 7 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday, January 5, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. presided by Rev. Philip Shano, S.J. in the chapel at 2 O'Connor Drive. Interment Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery, Toronto.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to ROSAR-MORRISON FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, Toronto.



MUSTAPHA, Mohammed Mustapha - Obituary | Print |

MUSTAPHA, Mohammed -   "Express Condolences"

Mustapha_MohammedSeptember 23, 1937 -  December 26, 2014

Mohamed Mustapha passed peacefully at home in his sleep on December, 26th, 2014.

Leaving behind his beloved wife Dorothy and their loving children Shiroon, Nairoon, Fazal (Ben) Shereen, Fazil (Tony), Aleima, Selima, Christina plus 13 Grandchildren and six Great-grandchildren.

He will be fondly remembered and missed by all his family and friends.

Friends may visit the JERRETT FUNERAL HOME, 660 Kennedy Road on Friday, January 2nd, 6-9 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Maria Goretti Church, 717 Kennedy Rd, on Saturday, January 3rd. at 11:30 a.m.

Interment will follow at Pine Hills cemetery.

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NOONAN, Laurent Noonan - Obituary | Print |

NOONAN, Laurent -

(April 14, 1982 - December 31, 2014)

It is with very heavy hearts that we share the news of the sudden and tragic passing of our beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend.

Laurent leaves behind his dad and step-mother, Patrick and Jackie, his brothers Terence and Ryan and sister Aoife, as well as his grandmother, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends in Canada, the United States, France, Ireland and other parts of the world.

Laurent was a talented and sensitive man and his very sincere lifelong desire to bring good into people's lives has sadly been cut short. 

Funeral Service will be held Toronto on Saturday, January 10th.

For those who wish, donations to the Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention would be appreciated.


OTTAWAY, Madge (nee Gracie) Ottaway - Obituary | Print |

OTTAWAY, Madge (nee Gracie) -    "Express Condolences"

March 19, 1928 - December 31, 2014

Passed away unexpectedly at Sunnybrook Hospital on December 31, 2014 surrounded by family.

Madge was predeceased by Norman, her husband of 47 years and leaves behind children Norman (Gail), Catherine (Bill) and Maureen (Frank) as well as 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Lovingly remembered by her surviving sisters, Elsie, Jean, and Janet. She has touched our lives with her kind and gentle ways and will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held at The Salvation Army Georgina Corps., 1816 Metro Road, Jackson's Point, on Saturday, January 10th at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Salvation Army Georgina Corps.



PEROS, Androniki 'Niki' (Tzogas) Peros - Obituary | Print |

PEROS, Androniki 'Niki' (nee Tzogas)

Passed peacefully at the ThorntonView Long Term Care Facility, Oshawa, Ontario, on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 in her 89th year.

Beloved wife of the late William Peros. 

Cherished mother of Robert (Deborah), proud "baba" of Danielle. Loving sister of Bill (deceased) (Mary), Slava (deceased) (Christina), Menka (Theodoros) and Mara (Vangil).

Dear aunt to Freda Dimakis (Kosta), Christina Papakostantinou and Dan (Dianna) Papakostantiou, Susie Tzogas, Sofie Kotsopoulos (Nick), Helen Karacorvoski (Bill) and Peter Pappas. 

Funeral service will be held in Toronto, on Monday, January 5th. Interment to follow.


PHILLIPS, Sarah Phillips - Obituary | Print |


It is with deep sadness that we announce the unexpected death of Sarah (Sally) Phillips on December 31, 2014.

Sally was born in Glasgow, Scotland and came to Canada as a war bride in 1946.

Loving wife of 69 years to Russell.

Survived by her children Tricia Irons, Tom (Margaret), grandchildren Jennifer Hunter (John), Alison Backer (Andrew) and adored great- grandchildren Braeden, Kaeley, Elliot and Seth. She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews.

Memorial Service will be held in Toronto, on Friday, January 9th.

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


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PRATT, Edith -

She will be terribly missed by her daughter Sharon and son-in-law Kerry, as well as cousins here and in Scotland.

Edith lived at Bough Beeches Place Retirement Home for the last 2 1/2 years and made fast friends with everyone.

She was adored by all friends and the staff.

"Mum I love you and I don't know what to do without you. Meet with Dad and I'll be fine."

The family will be having a memorial service at a later date.


REID, Helen Isobel Reid - Obituary | Print |

REID, Helen Isobel -

Passed away peacefully in her 100th year on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Sunrise Retirement Home in Aurora, Ontario.

Helen was the daughter of the late Emily and William Reid.

She was one of the first women in Ontario to be appointed Registrar of Deeds and, to that extent, was Registrar of Deeds for York County for many years. In her retirement she volunteered for over 25 years at York County Hospital, as well as delivering Meals on Wheels for many years.

When she was not travelling the world, she could be found playing cards or playing a "mean game" of golf. Helen also sung with the Presbyterian church choir for a number of years.

She is survived by many cousins and will be dearly missed by her two longtime friends and best buddies Joyce and Mary Bothwell.

A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 484 Water Street, Newmarket, on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 11:30 a.m., with a half hour visitation prior to the service and a reception to follow in the in the church parlours.

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


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