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CAPEL, Jeffrey Donald Capel - Obituary | Print |

CAPEL, Jeffrey Donald -

Quietly at home in Guelph, on December 9, 2014 at age 52, overcome by cancer after a courageous two year journey.

Beloved husband and companion to Gayleen Gray.

Loving father and friend to his children, Cameron and Kate. Jeff is loved and will be dearly missed by his mother and father, Patricia (Kress) and Robert (Bob) Capel, by his sister Wendy and husband John Ferlatte and by his brother Jim and wife Penny Cameron. Jeff will be lovingly remembered by Uncle Bill, Aunt Marion, and cousins Mack and Kathy, Donna, Sue and Jeff, Nancy and Jamie, Jennifer, Joan and Margaret and their families, as well as his mother-in-law Anna (Guelph) and brother-in-law Douglas (Calgary). Jeff was predeceased by his Uncle Don and Aunt Marg, Aunt Barb and cousin Paul. Jeff's amazing humour and selfless friendship will not be forgotten by his many wonderful friends and colleagues, including his inner circle of lifelong friends from Owen Sound and the University of Western Ontario, amongst others.

Throughout the last two years, Jeff was cared for by many and we want to extend our gratitude to these individuals, including Dr. Shannon Hutton (Guelph), Dr. Knight, Christine and the many caring nurses and practitioners at the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre (Kitchener), Dr. Lillian Siu at Princess Margaret Hospital (Toronto) and for his advocacy, Dr. Michael Moran, a dear friend and cancer researcher at the University of Toronto.

Speaking to a crowd of over 100 adoring family and friends on November 23, 2014, Jeff shared his life philosophy based on the values of family, friendship, humour and fierce authenticity.

Jeff shared his incredible intuition and wisdom with so many and brightened every event with his smile and clever wit. His greatest joy was being with Gayleen, Cam and Kate, enjoying the simple things that make life so good: love, laughter, music and food. He will be forever with us.

Service will be held in Owen Sound, on Saturday, December 20th, followed by a burial.

If so desired, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted in Jeff's honour to the Jeff Capel Fellowship in Family Navigation at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.


CHATZIS, Evangelos Chatzis - Obituary | Print |

CHATZIS, Evangelos -

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the age of 81 years.

Survived by his wife of 50 years, Angela. He will missed by his children John (Georgia), Fr. Stavros (Pres. Ourania), Fr. Konstantine (Pres. Stamatia), Dimitra (Dimitri). Papou Evangelos will be missed by his six grandchildren: Anna, Luke, Evangelos Michael, Despina, Alexa, Evangelia.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, December 13, 2014, 10:30 a.m. at St. Panteleimon Greek Orthodox Church, 11359 Warden Ave., Markham with burial at Elgin Mills to follow.


CONNELL, Robert (Bob) John Crawford Connell - Obituary | Print |

CONNELL, Robert (Bob) John Crawford

Died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, next to his beloved wife of almost 40 years, Jeanne.

Adored father of BJ, Jennifer, Julie and JoAnne (Daniel).

Survived by his sisters Shirley (Scott) Maynard and Ruth Connell, his nieces, nephew and their families, and his extended family.

A proud lifelong resident of Leaside, Bob was a former Naval reservist, member of G.T.M.A.A. and Support 7 volunteer, admired baseball coach, model railroader, train enthusiast and friend to all he met.

Funeral service will be held in NORTHLEA UNITED CHURCH, 125 Brentcliffe Road, on Monday, December 15th at 2:00 p.m.

The family requests that donations be made to The Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation or Wounded Warriors Canada.


CULLIGAN, Ralph Murray Culligan - Obituary | Print |

CULLIGAN, Ralph Murray -

Retired - Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Hill House Hospice in his 81st year.

Ralph, beloved husband of 57 years to Louise (nee Gowan).

Loving father of Karen (Gary) and Murray (Elly). Grandpa will be lovingly remembered by Mackenzie, Kaitlyn and Mitchell.

Dear brother of the late Ines, late David (Bonnie), Ian (Janet), Brian, Joanne, Paul (Debbie) and their families. Friends may call at the MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of the Celebration of Life at 11 a.m.

In memory of Ralph, donations to Hill House Hospice, 36 Wright Street, Richmond Hill, L4C 4A1, would be appreciated.


DAVIS, Dorothy Margaret Davis - Obituary | Print |

DAVIS, Dorothy Margaret -    "Express Condolences"

(January 29, 1926 - December 8, 2014)

Passed away peacefully with family by her side, on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 in her 88th year.

Dearly beloved wife the late Ernest Davis.

Loving father of Gordon (Elizabeth), Elizabeth Arlene, William Bice and predeceased by Christine Bice. Cherished and devoted Grandmother and Great Grandmother.

Predeceased by her parents Elizabeth and George

Visitation will be held at the COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 HWY. # 2, 905-432-8484 on Thursday, December 11th from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 pm.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, December 12th at 1 pm. Interment at Thornton Cemetery, Oshawa, ON.

Donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be made at


DINNER, Richard Ernest Dinner - Obituary | Print |

DINNER, Richard Ernest -

November 13, 1929 - December 9, 2014

Richard passed away at the age of 85, peacefully at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.

Predeceased by his partner in life Shirley Rideout and survived by his wife Mary (Quinn) Dinner.

Also predeceased by his parents Richard John Dinner and Florence (Greengrass) Dinner, as well as his 3 brothers Victor, Gerald and Bruce. He will be fondly remembered by many family and friends. Richard began his working life in Montreal with Canadian Oil, which was later taken over by Shell Oil. Not too long after he became self-employed with his brother Victor in Grant's Direct Mailing Services. Norman Keyes, who survives Richard, became a 3rd partner at a later date.

In 1969 they opened an office in Toronto, where the full business eventually moved. Until Richard's retirement they had an offshoot of Standardbred Racing Horses under the business name of Grant's Direct Stables, which gave them years of pleasure and fun.

He will be missed by Norman, who was just like a brother, and his very good friends Irving Litvack and Simon and Lorraine Bramson. We will all miss Richard's very sharp mind and unique sense of humour.

Service will be held in Toronto, on January 6th.


DOUGLAS, Wendy Elizabeth Douglas - Obituary | Print |

DOUGLAS, Wendy Elizabeth -

June 19, 1960 - December 9, 2014

With profound sorrow, Sally (Stewart) and Peter Douglas announce the passing of their beloved daughter Wendy.

She leaves her grieving sisters Heather and Susan, nephews Cavan (Maiolo), Ethan and Bryden with whom she had a special relationship, Aunty Anne Campbell, half-sister Debbie Tymchuk, her mother Muriel Nichols and extended family members. The first-born (by a few minutes) of her triplet siblings, she was a venturesome free spirit.

Through good times and less happy ones, she never swerved from her love of family and, in later years, of her dog Oliver, shared with Heather. She has left us too early and we mourn her loss bitterly.

The family wishes to express its deep appreciation to Nurse Marja and staff at Rouge Valley Health System, Ajax-Pickering, for their compassionate care of Wendy during her last days.

At Wendy's request, there will be no funeral service.

Family and friends are invited to meet at the Atrium, 33 Elmhurst Avenue, Toronto, on Friday, December 19th from 4-8 p.m. to celebrate her life.

Memorial donations may be made to the Children of Bukati, c/o Marg Baker, 6156 Eramosa 3rd Line, RR 4, Fergus, Ontario N1M 2W5, or to a charity of your choice.


EL-EID, Riad Nassib 'Raymond' El-Eid Obituary | Print |

EL-EID, Riad Nassib 'Raymond' -

El-Eid_Riad_RaymondPassed away on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Credit Valley Hospital at age 77.


Riad was the beloved husband of Mona Alameddine.

Loving father of Randa, married to Riad Wehbe and their children Rina and Ryan, Rabih married to May Al-Kadi and their children Mark and Mia, and Nick married to Rana El-Eid and their children Jenna and Christopher.

Riad El-Eid is survived by his brother Issam El-Eid and his sister Salwa El-Eid. He is also the brother of late Nadeem El-Eid; late Afaf Nakad and late Nadia Abou-Alwan.

Funeral service will be held in Oakville on Saturday, December 13th.

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

FARRUGIA, Lawrence George 'Larry' Farrugia - Obituary | Print |

FARRUGIA, Lawrence George 'Larry'

It is with great sadness, we announce the peaceful passing of Larry Farrugia at 87 on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at 8:20 a.m., surrounded by his loving family.

He is the cherished husband of Phyllis for 66 years, a loving father to Michael (Sherron), Charles (Cecilia) and MaryLee (Randy) and a wonderful, dedicated grandfather to Charlene (Dan) and Candice (Peter).

After working with the Secretary General of Malta, he immigrated to Canada in 1957 with his family to provide them with a better future.

Generous with his time and talents, Larry spent his life going out of his way to help people and touched so many lives, but his principle passion was always his family.

He is deeply mourned and will be sorely missed for his unwavering devotion, warmth and passion for life, colourful stories, political convictions and his unconditional support and love.

A Funeral Mass to honour Larry's life will be celebrated at St. Paul the Apostle Church (3224 Dundas St. W., Toronto) on Saturday, December 13th at 9:15 a.m.

Memorial donations to The Dorothy Ley Hospice would be warmly received.


GARDNER, Mary Luther (Winchell) Gardner Obituary | Print |

GARDNER, Mary Luther (nee Winchell) -

Gardner_MaryOn December 9, 2014 at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario. It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Mary Gardner at the age of 79; as always on her own terms, and in her own time.

Predeceased by her husband of 21 years James Cringan Gardner, and later her partner William Phippen, her mother Mildred Winchell, father Luther Winchell and brothers Luther, David, Joe and Bill.

Mary will be missed by her daughter Heather Gardner (Mary Lee), son Rob Gardner (Denise), and her grandchildren James (Teresa), Christopher, Avery and Briar.

Mary was born in Toronto and attended Bishop Strachan School. Mary will be remembered for her love of music: singing in the Bach Elgar Choir, Waterloo Philharmonic Choir, swimming in Georgian Bay and skiing.

Despite a debilitating stroke at the age of 62, Mary remained determined and independent.

Thank you to Dr. Anne Boyle and the nurses at St. Joseph's CTU West for their compassion and care.

Private family interment has taken place. Mary's life will be celebrated in a service of remembrance in Burlington on Saturday December 13th.

In lieu of flowers, please take a moment to pay it forward with a random act of kindness.

GARISTO, Domenico Garisto - Obituary | Print |

GARISTO, Domenico -

Peacefully, on December 9, 2014 at Trillium Health Centre at the age of 89.

Domenico is now reunited with his daughter, Rosa.

Beloved husband of 64 years to Antonia and cherished father to Teresa (Antonio Cardillo), Vince (Rosa) and father- in-law to Bruno Nesci. Proud nonno to 15 grandchildren and 6 great- grandchildren. Domenico will be missed by his sister Caterina Faga and is predeceased by his brothers Vito and Francesco.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Charles Borromeo Church (811 Lawrence Ave. W., at Dufferin St.) on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Entombment will follow

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Domenico may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.


GREENE, Joanne Greene Obituary | Print |

GREENE, Joanne -

Greene_Joanne(June 3, 1957 – December 9, 2014)

Entered into rest peacefully at the age of 57, at Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice, on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Throughout her courageous three-year battle with ovarian cancer, Joanne's optimism and strong spirit were inspirational to all who knew her. 

Joanne was the beloved daughter of the late Francis Greene and Mary Hincks (Bill). 

Survived by her sister Frances Greene.  Lovingly adored and devoted aunt of Christine Berardi (Steve) and Jessica Zaitz (Jeff Coles).  Great Aunt Jo will be watching over baby girl Berardi from Heaven. 

Joanne was a passionate and dedicated Broker and REALTOR® for 30 years in the Hamilton area.  Her commitment to her clients and her love for her community were immeasurable. Joanne was actively involved with many community organizations.

Joanne will forever be remembered by her many close friends and colleagues.  Their kindness and support were a blessing  to Joanne and her nieces over the years. 

Arrangements out of Burlington. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Parish, 260 Herkimer Street, Hamilton on Monday, December 15th at 10:00 a.m.  Private cremation to take place at a later date. 

A heartfelt thank you is expressed to the amazing staff and volunteers for their incredible care and compassion shown to Joanne, her family and friends. 

For those who wish, memorial donations to Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice would be greatly appreciated.

HAMILTON, William N. Hamilton - Obituary | Print |

HAMILTON, William N. -   "Express Condolences"

Hamilton_WilliamApril 30, 1942 - December 9, 2014(Retired 33 Year Employee of General Motors of Canada)

Peacefully at his home in Oshawa on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 at the age of 72.

Beloved husband of Bonnie for 50 years.

Dear father of Paula and her husband Gerry Gray and Bill and his wife Tracy.

Loving Papa of Stephen, Krystyna, Cynthia and great Pops of Alexis.

Brother of Margaret Goodall and the late David Hamilton. Brother-in-law of Pat Reay, Vera Reay, Faye Irwin and the late Stan Goodall, Jessie Hamilton, Larry Reay, Dennis Reay, David Reay (Darlene) and Al Irwin. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his extended family and friends.

Memorial visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West, (905-721-1234) on Sunday, December 14th from 1:00 p.m. until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 2:00 p.m.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be made at


HAMMOND, Audrey Hammond - Obituary | Print |

HAMMOND, Audrey -

November 17, 1931 - December 9, 2014

Audrey Hammond was born in November 1931 as Audrey Isobel Fluker, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014 peacefully at her home in Elmira, Ontario at the age 83.

She was a loving wife to Paul McEwen and Charles Hammond who both preceded her in death.

She is survived by her sons, Russell and John, daughter Kelly, grandchildren Carli, Andy and Jakob, and great-grandchild Nicky.

Audrey was dearly loved by many and will be truly missed.


HANNAH, John Hannah - Obituary | Print |

HANNAH, John -

Passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at age 76.

Survived by his loving wife Dora of 51 years of marriage.

Loving children Andrew (Jennifer) and Robin (Tim).

He was the proud grandfather of five grandchildren Jeffery, Leah, Jeremy, Shannon and Ethan. Survived by brother Alex (Leigh) and his uncles and cousins.

Retired employee of Embridge Gas Company with 42 years of service.

Memorial Service will be held in Scarborough, on Saturday, December 13th.

Family prefers donations in lieu of flowers to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada or a charity of choice.


HAWTIN, John Arthur Hawtin - Obituary | Print |

HAWTIN, John Arthur -

1921 -2014

(Former Royal Canadian Air Force Officer; World War II Prisoner of War; Teacher; Rancher.)

Art Hawtin of Beaverton, passed away peacefully on December 9, 2014.

Beloved husband of Noreen (Williamson) for 66 years. Dearly loved father of Shirley (John Somerville), John (June), and Janet.

Proud grandfather of Paul (Michelle), Jeff (Julie), David, and Mark (Mindy). Great grandfather to Chloe and Fletcher.

Art appreciated times at the Carden ranchlands and opportunities to participate in many sports.

He was thankful for lifelong friendships formed as a prisoner of war and while ranching and teaching.

Service details being arranged.

It was Art’s wish that donations be made to the Salvation Army of Canada or Canadian Red Cross, in appreciation for the support he received from these organizations while he was a prisoner of war at Stalag Luft III.

HOFFMEISTER, Arnulf Hoffmeister - Obituary | Print |


(Former long-time employee of Bank of Montreal) Peacefully with family by his side, after a short illness at the Oakville- Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on December 9, 2014 at the age of 76.

Beloved husband of Ethel.

Loving father of Carsten and Eric. Cherished Opa to Noah. Dear brother to Ingrid, of Munich, Germany.

Service will be held in Oakville, on Saturday, December 13th.

Donations to Autism Canada would be appreciated by the family.


HUMBLE, Judith Elizabeth Helen 'Judy' Humble - Obituary | Print |

HUMBLE, Judith Elizabeth Helen 'Judy' -

Peacefully, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease on Monday, December 8, 2014, at the Wynfield LTC in Oshawa, at age 64.

Judy (nee Tanton), beloved wife of the late William Humble (2004) of Tottenham.

Loving mother of Brad Humble and his wife Gillian and Scott Humble. Loved grandmother of Atticus and Elias.

Dear sister of George Tanton, Pat O’Reilly (deceased), Ruth Gibson, and Carol Warriner.

Service will be held in Port Perry on Tuesday, December 16th. Private interment in Tottenham.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region.

JACKMAN, Anthony Leonard Jackman - Obituary | Print |

JACKMAN, Anthony Leonard -

January 19, 1941 – December 09, 2014

Len passed away on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 1:35 p.m. after a long hard struggle with COPD in North York General Hospital.

He now rests peacefully and as was his request, he will be cremated with no service.

Anthony worked for Canadian Airlines for 35 years and loved his job.

He retired shortly after the amalgamation of Canadian Airlines and Air Canada.

He will be sadly missed by his sister, Sue Williams, niece, Karen Channon, nephew, Paul Williams, brother, Bryan Jackman along with their extended families, Barbara Smith and all the life-long friends he made along the way.

Donations to your favourite charity would be appreciated.


KEARNAN, Donna Ethel Kearnan- Obituary | Print |

KEARNAN, Donna Ethel -

Kearnan_DonnaPeacefully at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa, on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the age of 70.

Beloved mother of Karen LeClair (Wade), Mike Kearnan, Kelly Kearnan, Craig Kearnan (Kris) and Tammy Morgan (Dennis).

Loving grandmother to Bailey, Brandon, Laken, Kendra, Jason and Matthew. Sister of Gary Goodchild (Marlene), Darlene Coté (André), Lynn Albis (Joe), and the late Lorry Goodchild (late June), Carol Yakeley, Ronnie Goodchild (Pat), and Douglas Goodchild.

Predeceased by her parents Claude and Marguerite Goodchild.

Donna will be sadly missed by 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 Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 3:00 pm until time of memorial service, in the chapel, at 5:00 pm.

Donations made in memory of Donna to a CHARITY of choice would be appreciated by her family.

Online condolences may be made at


KERN, Gwen Kern Obituary | Print |

KERN, Gwen -

Kern_GwenGwen succumbed to COPD and passed away on December 9, 2014, at the age of 81 at the Milton District Hospital.


Gwen will be sadly missed by Fred, Yvonne, Drew, her son and daughter in law, six grandchildren, their respective spouses and five great grandchildren.


Funeral service will be held in Oakville on Sunday, December 14th.

You will always be remembered for you were loved by so many.

KOEHLER, Marilyn Koehler Obituary | Print |

KOEHLER, Marilyn -

(July 22, 1933 – December 9, 2014)


Marilyn is with her risen Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Marilyn was born on July 22, 1933, baptized and died on December 9, 2014.

She is predeceased by her parents, and sisters Jacqueline and Patricia. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Wilbur Koehler, also two sisters and a brother; Lois, Linda and John in St. Louis, MO.

She has five children, 23 grandchildren: Kathryn & Richard, Richie, Kammie, Jon Mark, Katie, Sun Ming, Mark & Barb, Ann Marie, Sarah, Michael, Natalie, Matthew, Joel & Jane, Jacob & Nancy, Kassy, Lucas, Timothy, Mikaylah, Kristi, Karli, J.J., Kylie, Jessie, Kelly & Tom, Jean Carlo & Jessica, George, Michael, and Everett, and two great-grandchildren Nolan and Noah.

Thanks to Dr. Ganesan, Dr. Al-Kazely, and also the CCAC, the VON and the PSWs of Bayshore. Special thanks to Prudence for her care and compassion.

Arrangements out of Burlington. Funeral Service will be held at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 1054 Upper Sherman Avenue, Hamilton on Saturday, December 13th at 11:00 am. Interment at Burlington.

For those who wish, donations made to the Lutheran Hour Ministries would be appreciated.

"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth."
~3 John 4

LONGO, Tony Longo - Obituary | Print |

LONGO, Tony -

Born in Toronto on June 8, 1933, was the son of Olga and Gus.

He passed away in his 81st year at Bridgepoint Hospital surrounded and supported by his close family members.

His family and friends were his greatest passion.

He leaves behind his three beloved sons Todd, Troy and Tony, his daughter Shirley, sister Mary and four cherished grandchildren Dillon, Robert, Marcus and Olivia, as well as many life-long friends.

A special thank you to the doctors and nursing staff at both Bridgepoint and Toronto Western Hospitals for the exceptional care and friendship that he received and Dr. Bernard Gosevitz for helping him navigate the journey.

Service will be held in Tornto, on Friday, December 12th.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Tony's honour to the Bridgepoint Health Foundation.


LORD, Helen Dorothy (RICHARDS) Lord - Obituary | Print |

LORD, Helen Dorothy (RICHARDS) -

age 97, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 in her home in Don Mills, Ontario.

Helen was predeceased by her husband (Dr. Ronald Daniel Lord), both graduates of Queen's University.

Mother to Graham and his wife Donna and their children Gregory (Shauna) and Robert (Christina) with great-grandchildren Heather and Megan, Colton and Tanner, respectively; mother also to Norman and his wife Susan and their children Andrew (Jen) and Michael (Leah) with great-grandchildren Wesley and Benjamin and Dylan and Simon, respectively; mother also to Ian and his wife Lori and their children Dana and Victoria.

Remembered with love from all. Predeceased by her brother Eddie Richards and his wife Madeline.

Thanks are specifically extended to the caring Staff of Spectrum Health Care for their years of service.

Service will be held in Toronto, on Friday, December 12th.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brain Canada.


McKAY, Robert McKay - Obituary | Print |

McKAY, Robert -

Passed away on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Scarborough General Hospital at the age of 85.

Beloved husband of Isabel, loving father of Peter (Vanessa) and proud grandfather of Carmen, Zachary and Danica.

He was predeceased by his brother Bill and is survived by his brother Jack (Margaret) and sisters Audrey and Margaret.

Robert was Uncle Bob to his much-loved nieces and nephews.

Visitation (1 to 3 p.m.) and Memorial Service (3 p.m.) to be held on Sunday, December 14th at Pine Hills Visitation Centre (625 Birchmount Road, Scarborough).

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation can be made in Bob's name.


MELBOURNE, Raymond Noel Melbourne - Obituary | Print |

MELBOURNE, Raymond Noel -   "Express Condolences"

December 10, 1923 - December 9, 2014

WWII R.C.A.F Flying Officer

Passed away at his home on Tuesday December 9, 2014 one day before his 91st birthday.

Raymond was part of the communications team that developed the present satellite dish and was present at Gander, Newfoundland when the first ever transmission was sent from one satellite dish to another received on October 10, 1953.

He was the son of the late Ontario Provincial Police S/Sgt W A Melbourne and the late Lily Florence Melbourne.

Survived by son Terry Ray, sister Jeanne and her husband Charles Seath, nieces Susan Seath, Shannon Weigel and nephew Brian Seath. Remembered lovingly by great nieces and nephews A.J. and Derek Weigal and Tristan and Rhiannon Seath.

Predeceased by Companion Herta, son Donald Bruce and brother Neil.

A funeral service will be held at the THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, 905-727-5421 on Monday December 15 at 2:30pm with visitation from 1:30-2:30pm.

Donations in Ray's memory may be made to the OSPCA or World Wildlife Fund.

Online condolences can be sent to



MERCIER-PAUL, Renée Mercier-Paul - Obituary | Print |


Sadly, we announce Renée's unexpected passing on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the age of 56 in her home in Mississauga.

Predeceased by her parents June and Leonard Mercier. Loving mother of Janelle (Bryan Fiddler), Kevin and Ryan Paul.

Loving sister of Michele Minns (Peter Minns). Dear aunt of Laura (Chris and baby Harrison) Misch and Heather Minns. Renée will be lovingly remembered by Murray Paul.

Funeral Service will be heldin Mississauga, on Monday, December 15th. Private interment.

Mom - We love you and miss you. Wait for us in the corner of heaven with Nana and Papa and we'll continue our journey together.


O'NEILL, Maura O'Neill - Obituary | Print |

O'NEILL, Maura -

Born in Abbeydorney, Ireland on July 5, 1925.

Passed away peacefully December 9, 2014.

Wife to William O'Neill and loving mother of Hugh, Gerardine (deceased), Philomena, Bill and Mary. Grandmother to 15 and great-grandmother to 5.


O’BRIEN, Peter O'Brien - Obituary | Print |

O’BRIEN, Peter -   "Express Condolences"

Passed away suddenly on Monday, December 8th, 2014 at home in Oshawa.

Peter was born on November 7, 1954 in Oshawa to Budd (deceased) and Dora O’Brien.

Survived by his brothers Robert and Kevin.

Predeceased by his loving wife Susan and survived by his stepson Taylor (Jayme), stepdaughter Rebecca (Matt) and grandson Myles.

Cremation and private family burial at Thornton Cemetery.

Memorial Service will be announced in the New Year.

Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society if desired.

Arrangements entrusted to OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West, (905-721-1234).

Online condolences may be made at


PEARO, Mary R. (Francis) Pearo - Obituary | Print |

PEARO, Mary R. (Francis) -

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother on December 9, 2014.

Mary died peacefully in her 80th year at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, ON, after a series of illnesses during which she felt fortunate to have the support of her family and many friends in her community.

Mary was predeceased by her loving husband of nearly 40 years Bill Pearo (1996), her parents William and Roxana Francis and brother Monty of Moncton, NB. She was a generous and devoted mother to daughter Susan Krenek (Steve) and sons Raymond (Carolyn) and Ross (Lisa) and a proud and loving Gram to Sarah, Caitlin, Ben, Danielle, Alex and Sophie. Beloved sister of Connie Fields (Hinson) and sister- in-law Beth Pearo.

Mary was born in Newcastle, NB, to a World War I veteran and railway station master and his wife Roxie, a homemaker. She moved to Halifax as a teenager in the late 1950s to attend nursing school and it was there that she met her future husband and partner Bill, a native Cape Bretoner.

Mary left nursing when her first child was born but retained her RN designation for much of her life and became active again in the profession when her children were grown. The family moved to Beaconsfield, a suburb of Montreal, in 1967, where Mary made many friends with whom she would remain in touch for the rest of her life. Mississauga was her home for the last 35 years.

Mary was a volunteer at the Lorne Park Public Library and the Credit Valley Hospital and for the last many years she enjoyed her Book Club meetings and classes at the ORC where she had so many good friends who truly cared about her.

She also enjoyed her participation in many activities with these friends, often visiting Stratford and Niagara- on-the-Lake during the theatre season. She had the good fortune to have travelled widely and to have visited often her children living in the United States. Mary will be sadly missed by her family, neighbours and many lifelong friends.

It was Mary's wish that there be no service and that those wanting to do so, consider making a donation in her memory to the Canadian Cancer Society , The Arthritis Society or The Salvation Army.


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