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CIRA, Joseph Frank Cira - Obituary | Print |

CIRA, Joseph Frank

March 22, 1939 - February 27, 2015

Passed away peacefully at Etobicoke General Hospital.

Loving brother to Ron (Karen), uncle and great-uncle.

Service will be held in Mississauga, on Wednesday, March 4th.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy would be appreciated by the family.

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CLAVECILLAS, Conrada Clavecillas Obituary | Print |

CLAVECILLAS, Conrada G. -

Clavecillas_ConradaConrada passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family, on February, 27, 2015 at Sheridan Villa at the age of 85 years.



Arrangements out of Oakville.

 

 

Burial to follow in Oakville.

 

HaltonObituaries.com

Funeral Mass will be held at Merciful Redeemer Parish, 2775 Erin Centre Blvd., Mississauga, Ontario at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 2nd.
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COLE, Louise Barbara Cole - Obituary | Print |

COLE, Louise Barbara -

(July 6, 1936 - February 27, 2015

Passed away peacefully in Toronto at the age of 78 in the company of her loving husband Ronald.

Loving mother of Valerie, Lawson and Gary. Cherished grandmother of Christopher, Elyse and Lucius. Proud great-grandmother of Waden, Darwin, Sawyer and Donovan.

Louise will be greatly missed by many relatives and friends.

 Funeral service will be held in Toronto on Tuesday, March 3rd

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

TorontoObituaries.com

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DANIEL, Frederick Neil Daniel - Obituary | Print |

DANIEL, Frederick Neil -

Daniel_Frederick(Lifetime member at Simcoe St. United Church)

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa with family by his side on Friday February 27, 2015 at the age of 74.

Beloved son of the late Bertha and Colinwood Daniel.

Neil will be missed by many cousins, extended family and friends.

Relatives and friends may call at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Friday March 6, 2015 from 7 - 9 PM.

A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday March 6th at 11:00 AM.

Burial will take place at Bond Head cemetery at a later date.

Donations in Neil’s memory can be made to Simcoe St. United Church.

Neil’s will to live defied medical odds for over three years.

Online condolences may be made at makfuneralhome.com.

McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME


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DAWES, Mary Elizabeth (nee Bones) Dawes - Obituary | Print |

DAWES, Mary Elizabeth (nee Bones) -

Peacefully passed away, with her family by her side on Friday, February 27, 2015 at the age of 99.

Beloved wife of the late James Dawes.

Her loving family of James (Lori), Elizabeth and Margret. Proud grandmother of Elizabeth, Heather, Tania and Stephanie and great-grandmother of Evan, Liam, Sarah, Emily and Kera.

The family would like to thank the caring staff at Bethany Lodge.

Service will be held in Scarborough, on Friday, March 13th.

If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society or Bethany Lodge would be appreciated by the family.

TorontoObituaries.com

 

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DOLJAC, Branko Doljac - Obituary | Print |

DOLJAC, Branko -

(1934 - 2015)

Divan Je Zumberak Kraj Passed away peacefully on Friday, February 27, 2015 at the age of 80.

Beloved spouse of Ana. Loving father of Nada (Mark). Loving Dedo to Amanda and Dylan.

Dear brother of Josip, Ane (Franjo) and Zlatko (deceased). He will be fondly remembered by his nieces.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 3rd at 9 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Croatia Roman Catholic Church, Toronto.

He will be missed by all who knew him, especially his family. Branko will be remembered for his perseverance, his infectious laugh and love of his native homeland Croatia.

TorontoObituaries.com

 

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DUNN, Mary Edith (Duckworth) Dunn - Obituary | Print |

DUNN, Mary Edith (formerly Duckworth) -

Passed peacefully on Friday, February 27, 2015 at the age of 94.

Beloved wife of the late Jack Dunn and the late Harry Duckworth.

Loving mother of Mary-Lou and her husband Bruce Pritchard, Kathy Mackie and her husband Garry Voisin and Larry and his wife Debbie Duckworth.

Loving Nana to 9 grandchildren and 3 great- grandchildren.

Visitation on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 10-11 a.m.

Funeral Service to will be held in Scarborough, on Friday, March 6th.

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

TorontoObituaries.com

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EDLER, Margaret (nee Feltgen) Edler - Obituary | Print |

EDLER, Margaret (nee Feltgen)

Peacefully, at the Humber River Hospital in Toronto, on Friday, February 27, 2015, at the age of 97.

Loving mother of Karl Edler, Rose Robertson (Ted) and Rolf Edler (Marion).

Proud grandmother of Kristin (Jim), Paul (Victoria), Jordon, Keir (Vicki), Heidi (Paul), Anton (Vanessa), Lynley (Bryan) and Joanna (Jesse). Dear great-grandmother of Emily, James, Lucas, Laughlan, Aidan, Elizabeth, Lauren, Triana, Ryan, May, Celeste, Isabelle and Chloe.

A private family service will be held.

Donations may be made to the Harold & Grace Baker Centre, www.bakercentre.com, where she received excellent care for eight years.

TorontoObituaries.com

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ELEEN, John W. Eleen - Obituary | Print |

ELEEN, John W. -

February 20, 1922 - February 27, 2015

After a long and fulfilling life, John died peacefully at home in the arms of his beloved wife Anne Thomson.

Proud father of teacher Laura and artist Martha, daughters from his first marriage to U of T Professor Emeritus Luba Eleen.  He will be missed by his amazing grandson Gabriel West, sisters Anne Lester (Lorne) of East Selkirk and Polly Thompson of Russell, nieces and nephews in Manitoba, Alberta, BC and his extended Thomson family in Scotland.  Predeceased by elder sister Olga Wolko and husband Max and brother-in-law Clayton Thompson.

Born the second child of the late William and Pearl Ilyin, the pioneering family immigrated to Canada in 1929 when John was seven and the great depression was still in progress. They farmed in Glenella and later in Arden, MB. John joined the RCAF in 1941 and became an accomplished leading flight mechanic.

After a varied career that included union organizer for the UE and senior research assistant in cancer research, he was recruited as research director for the Ontario Federation of Labour, a position he held for 23 years until retirement. He was totally committed to labour activism; a fierce advocate for, and defender of, workers' rights, a passion that lasted a lifetime. He worked tirelessly for the NDP in every election until his health deteriorated.

He was a prolific reader and writer whose archives include two books ("Poverty Amidst Plenty" and "Plant Shutdown"); many learned briefs to the government on topics such as pension reform, mandatory retirement, injunctions; op-ed articles in the Toronto Star and the Globe; and an abundance of diverse articles in the labour, socialist and Ukrainian heritage print media. He continued to publish articles well into his 80's.

John's family extend sincere thanks for the compassionate care given him by the Family Health Team at Sunnybrook, the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care physicians, St. Elizabeth Healthcare nurses and the PSWs from VHA Healthcare.

And thank you to Tommy Douglas, father of Medicare. Cremation has taken place.

A service celebrating John's life will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 7 in LEASIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 670 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto with a reception to follow. The family welcomes you to visit an hour prior to the service.

In memory of John a donation to Evangel Hall Mission would be appreciated.

TorontoObituaries.com

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FINCH, Robert Steven 'Steve' Finch - Obituary | Print |

FINCH, Robert Steven 'Steve' -

Steven passed away suddenly at his home in Brampton on Friday, February 27, 2015 in his 59th year.

Steve will be lovingly missed by their mother Jean of Orillia and survived by brothers Gordon of Brampton and Murray of Orillia. Steve will be sadly missed by their many nieces, nephews and one great niece.

Predeceased by their father William Finch, step-father Jim Beavis, step-brother Pat and step-sister Ronda.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place in Orillia on Sunday, March 8th.

If desired, memorial donations to Hospice Simcoe or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

SimcoeObituaries.com

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FRUCHTMAN, Florence Fruchtman - Obituary | Print |

FRUCHTMAN, Florence -

Passed away at Toronto Western Hospital on February 27, 2015 in her 94th year.

Loving mother of Sharon, Marty (Helen) and Morley (Monica). Predeceased by Stanley, her devoted husband of 66 years and sisters Anne Altman, Beatrice Gertzen, Dorothy Rosen and Clara Snitman.

She will be sadly missed by all her nieces and nephews.

Our heartfelt thanks to her loving and devoted caregiver of almost 6 years Anne, her personal care and support team from CCAC North York, Baycrest Centre ICCT unit and the doctors and nurses at Toronto Western Hospital.

A funeral service was held on March 2nd.

Donations to the charity of your choice.

TorontoObituaries.com

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GOBKES, Edith Erna Bobkes - Obituary | Print |

GOBKES, Edith Erna -

It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Edith on February 27, 2015 in her 89th year.

Loving daughter of Linus and Klara (nee Kauffman) Markert.

Loving wife of the late Kurt Gobkes and caring and loving mother of Udo, Lore (John) Grant and Dieter (Linda).

Edith ‘Oma’ will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Tereasa (Ian), Chris (Dee), Ryan, Alanna, Kirsten, Shannon and Cody as well as her great-grandchildren.

There will be a private family service at a later date.

The family would like to thank all the staff at Lakeview Manor for their care and compassion over the years for making Edith’s stay with them comfortable.

If so desired, donations in memory of Edith, to the Canadian Arthritic Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.

DurhamObituaries.com

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GORSKY, Professor Morley Raymond Gorsky - Obituary | Print |

GORSKY, Professor Morley Raymond -

Gorsky_Professor_MorleyAge 86, passed away on February 23, 2015 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Shiva will be held on February 24th and 25th, and a memorial service will follow at a later date.

Morley was born on August 14, 1928. A proud Winnipegger, Morley grew up in the north end, forming friendships that would last a lifetime.

He obtained his LLB in 1953 from the University of Manitoba and began his legal career in Ottawa, eventually becoming a partner at Greenberg, Wright & Gorsky 1955-1965.

With his wife (late Blanche Gorsky) and three young children, Morley left his legal practice to pursue his LLM from New York University (1966) and embark on an academic career. He enjoyed his many years in higher education, as Professor of Law at Queen’s University (1966-73) and eventually retired as Professor Emeritus, University of Western Ontario (1973-89.)

His work for the Ontario Law Reform Commission led to pioneering comprehensive reform of Ontario residential landlord and tenant legislation, which endures to the present.

He published widely including Evidence and Procedure in Canadian Labour Arbitration, numerous articles in Canadian and US Law Journals. He was also a labour arbitrator, working until his early 80s. His intense intellectual passions covered many topics, and his sharp sense of humour was often reflected in lectures and written work. Young at heart, Morley remarried in 2008 and spent happy years together with Emily (Naretto) Gorsky, including several memorable trips to Italy and California. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and colleagues.

Morley was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Polly, and his late wife Blanche (Nemerovsky) Gorsky in 2006. He is survived by his three children, Thomas Gorsky (Rose Bloomberg), Diane Gorsky (Manohar Bance), Nadine Gorsky (Jon Mills) and grandchildren Selene, Jared, Keiran, Chloe and Ivy.

He is also survived by his wife Emily (Naretto) Gorsky, and her loving family Sylvana Huneault, Daniel Moretta (Belinda), and grandchildren Robert, Michelle, Katrina, Ethan and Nicholas.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to a charity of your choice.

TorontoObituaries.com

 

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GREFLUND, Edith (Haase) Greflund - Obituary | Print |

GREFLUND, Edith (nee Haase) -

March 23, 1916 - February 27, 2015

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Edith Greflund on February 27, 2015 at the remarkable age of 98.

Edith had a long, successful life and succumbed to old age after a brief but difficult stay in hospital.

Edith was predeceased by her husband Emil to whom she was happily married for over 69 years.

Dearly missed by her family and friends, she leaves behind her three sons and daughters-in-law Finn and Margaret, Keld and Angela and Bent and Bonnie. Edith was beloved by her dear grandchildren Katherine, Sara, Laura, Kristen, Lindsey, Elizabeth and Brian.

Her grandchildren will miss her wit, good nature and sincere interest in their lives. Edith was the last remaining grandparent in the immediate family and so marks the end of an era where grandparents were on many occasions at the centre of family gatherings.

She was a strong woman who was not daunted by the challenges she faced in her life, from bringing her sons from Denmark to Canada to join their father and learning a new language in adulthood, to leaving her house of almost fifty years and adapting to her new retirement residence just last summer.

The family is very grateful for the care and support Edith received at North York General Hospital from doctors, caring nurses and staff, as well as from her longtime caregivers Laurie and Lilly.

A celebration of Edith's achievements in life will take place at a later date.

TorontoObituaries.com

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HALL, Christopher Daniel Hall - Obituary | Print |

HALL, Christopher Daniel -

Hall_ChrisTaken from us peacefully on Friday, February 27, 2015 at Toronto Western Hospital, at 31 years old.

Christopher passed away with his family and the love of his life, Janice Madill by his side.

He leaves behind his mother Janet Moynes (Bob), his father Bruce (Janet) and his brother Scott.

Grandson of Olaf and Natalie Tonissoo, George and Ingrid Hall, and Don and Mary Forstner.

He will also be missed by his many cousins, aunts & uncles who have all given great support and comfort during the days prior to his death. Chris also leaves behind many friends and colleagues who all played an important role in his life.

He loved fishing, listening to music, going to concerts and was very proud of the work he did for Honeywell by designing security systems.

We are so proud of his selfless decision to donate his organs, so that others can live.

Service will be held at St. John’s Anglican Church, Pine St., Port Hope on Wednesday, March 4th, at 1 p.m. with visiting one hour prior.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to The Toronto Western Hospital Foundation – Neurological unit would be appreciated.

NorthumberlandObituaries.com

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HOWARTH, Helen (Bartley) Howarth - Obituary | Print |

HOWARTH, Helen (nee Bartley) -

Howarth_Helen(October 14, 1946 - February 27, 2015)

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Helen Gail Howarth on February 27, 2015.

She will be remembered by her daughters Cheryl and Deann, her grandchildren Christian and Courtney, her brothers Danny, Brian and Steve and her sisters Donna and Sharon.

She will also be remembered by her extended family and friends.

Friends will be received at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME (28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax, 905-428-8488) on Saturday March 7, 2015, from 11-1 p.m.

A Memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. in the chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sick Kids Hospital.

Online condolences may be placed at mceachniefuneral.ca.

McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME


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IRWIN, Eileen 'Lee" Joan (SMITH) Irwin - Obituary | Print |

IRWIN, Eileen 'Lee" Joan (nee SMITH) -

August 1, 1923 - February 27, 2015

The family sadly announces the passing of Lee at Baycrest Hospital, who after a short illness, having lived a healthy and wonderful life, died peacefully at the age of 91.

Beloved wife of the late Hank Irwin.

Devoted mother of Cathy Lee Irwin Jacobs (Olympian and World figure skater) and her husband Bruce Jacobs. Revered grandmother (Grandma Lee) of Jeffrey and Jordan Jacobs.

Loving sister of June Bedrosian and the late Kathleen Smith Jones.  

A gracious woman of dignity, respect and great integrity, characterized by kindness, love and independence.

Funeral Service will be held in Toronto, on Wednesday, March 4th.

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

TorontoObituaries.com

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JOHNSTON, Kimberley Joy (Adkins) (Motz) Johnston Obituary | Print |

JOHNSTON, Kimberley Joy (formerly Motz) (nee Adkins) -

Johnston_Kimberley_Adkins(June 10, 1961 - February 27, 2015)

Kimberley Johnston (formerly Motz, nee Adkins) passed away quietly at her home, Friday, February 27, 2015, after a courageous struggle with cancer.

She is beloved by husband Dr. Paul A. Johnston (Calgary, AB), son William Motz (Vancouver), daughter Katherine Dubé (Waterloo, ON), mother and stepfather Carole and Paul Pizzolante (Burlington, ON), brother Dr. L. John Adkins (Orillia, ON), stepdaughters Meadow Johnston (South Slocan, BC), Sunny Bray (Dartmouth, NS), Brook Atkins (Edmonton, AB), stepson Sky Johnston (Edmonton, AB), and grandchildren Adrian Dubé, Ember and Sylvan Johnston, Trey Atkins, and Juno, Nova and Lily Bray.

Born in Hamilton, ON, Kimberley attended Aldershot High School in Burlington. In 1983, she graduated from the University of Waterloo (B.Sc., Biology). A talented singer and actor, Kimberley performed in theatre, opera, television and film projects in Ontario (National Film Board of Canada, Canadian Opera Company, Theatre Laurier inter alia). She was founder of Dead Funny Productions (1989-1993), a Kitchener-based dinner theatre company.

In 1993, she moved to Calgary with her children and continued her acting career, hosting the Access TV series Biologix and performing as Maria in Front Row Centre's 1997 production of Sound of Music.

In 1997, she was awarded Woman of the Year, Calgary with her gold medal women's cancer patient dragonboat team. She later pursued studies in geology and in 2008 graduated from the University of Calgary (M.Sc., Geology). Thereafter, she worked as a contract research geologist with Statoil, Calgary before winning a scholarship to Imperial College, London in 2012 to pursue a Ph.D. (dolomitization in northern Spain). Her talents extended to quilting, knitting, drumming, belly dancing, calligraphy, and scientific editing (Palaeontographica Canadiana).

Kimberley's warm spirit, keen wit, and creative mind will be celebrated in Calgary on June 10th.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kimberley J. Johnston Memorial Research Fund at Mount Royal University would be welcomed.

HamiltonObituaries.com

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JONES, M. Carole (McGee) Jones - Obituary | Print |

JONES, M. Carole (nee McGee) -

Jones_Carole(April 9, 1939 - February 27, 2015)

Carole went peacefully to be with her Lord and Saviour on February 27, 2015.

She is survived by her loving husband, for 54 years, Ralph; her wonderful children, Douglas (Julie) and Louise; her treasured grandchildren Emily, Austin, Victoria, Abby and Hunter; and her “McGee siblings” Ian (Dawna), Bob (Dorothy), Heather (John LaShell) and Janet MacDowell.

Carole was born in Toronto and graduated from Mimico High School and Toronto Teachers’ College, Many of her schoolmates remained close friends.
After moving to Scarborough, and her children were older, Carole returned to the work force as Manager of The Gift Gallery at Cullen Country Barns, where she made many lasting friendships

Always generous in volunteering to help others, she organized and taught the first ESL class for adults in Scarborough. She provided teaching and leadership in all churches where she was a member, notably as the current Moderator of First Baptist Church, Barrie.

Carole has been actively involved in Rotary since 1996. In 2006, Carole and Ralph went to India to participate in a Rotary International “National Immunization Day”, when more than 100 million children were immunized against polio. She is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and a member of the Arch Klumph Society.

Many thanks to the management and staff of Matthews House Residential Hospice for their caring attention during her last days.

Arrangements out of Alliston. Visitation on Saturday, March 7th at First Baptist Church, 550 Grove Street East, Barrie, from 12:30 to 2:30 pm, followed by the funeral service at 3 pm.

For those who wish, donations in Carole’s memory may be made to First Baptist Church, or The Rotary Foundation Canada
.

SimcoeObituaries.com

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KENNELLY, E. Margaret (Stanlick) Kennelly - Obituary | Print |

KENNELLY, E. Margaret (neé Stanlick)

Kennelly_MargaretWWII Veteran serving in the Women’s Royal Canadian Navy as Leading Wren, Life Member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 112 and Past President.

Peacefully, on February 27, 2015 at Hillsdale Estates at the age of 90.

Margaret was the beloved wife of the late Donald for 31 years. She was the only child of Arthur and Anne Stanlick. She is survived by her cousins, Penny Robinson of London, Bonnie Huczik of Toronto and Wendy McKean of Willowdale. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Eugene Kelly (Alice Clarke) of Enterprise and her nephews and their families.

Margaret received her education in Whitby and in 1943, at the age of 18, joined the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service (WRCNS), returning to Whitby in August 1946 on her 22nd birthday.

Following her discharge, Margaret took a comptometer course and was hired by General Motors to work in the cost accounting department, which she did for 32 years. In 1969, Margaret became a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to Branch 112 in Whitby.  In 1972, she rejoined the legion and served as Treasurer and then President. She also served at the zone and district levels. Margaret was made a life member of Branch 112 in 1988. She was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal and the Legion’s Meritorious Service Medal for her many years as a director of the Legion’s charitable foundation.

Her family would like to express its sincere gratitude to the staff at Taunton Mills and Hillsdale Estates for the wonderful care and friendship she received over the years.

Margaret will be resting at W.C. TOWN FUNERAL CHAPEL, 110 Dundas Street East, Whitby on Friday, March 6th from 10:30am to 11:30am followed by a funeral service in the chapel at 11:30am.

Cremation with interment at Union Cemetery, Oshawa.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Charitable Foundation or the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 112 Poppy Fund and condolences may be expressed online at wctownfuneralchapel.com.


 DurhamObituaries.com

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