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FONSECA, Patrick Fonseca - Obituary | Print |

FONSECA, Patrick -

Peacefully passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014 with his wife Antoinette (Toni) by his side.

Devoted father to Stephanie (Leon) and Marissa (Dev).

Proud papa to Cassius and Neriah. Patrick was very proud to be part of the extended Fernandes family. 

Funeral Mass will be held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

At Pat's desire, his body will be cremated and laid to rest at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

Ceremony will take place later this summer.

If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.


FRASER, Blair Charles Fraser - Obituary | Print |

FRASER, Blair Charles -

Fraser_Blair25 year Employee Lear Seating Corporation

Suddenly on May 23, 2014.

Blair at the age of 50.

Loving son of Marilyn and Ken. Dear younger brother of Brian and his wife Nancy.

Beloved Uncle of Alexandra and Sydney.

Fondly remembered by aunts, uncles and extended family.

Relatives and friends will be received at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME Ltd., 152 King St. East, Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Tuesday from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.

Service to be held in the chapel on Wednesday May 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM.

Donations in Blair’s memory can be made to Lions Club Camp Kirk or Murray McKinnon Foundation.

Online condolences may be made at

 “Gone Fishing” 


GIACOMINI, Bogomir Giacomini - Obituary | Print |

GIACOMINI, Bogomir -

November 8, 1923 - May 23, 2014

Being blessed with longevity in his 90th year, Bogomir Giacomini made his final journey home.

Let us remember Bogomir's words of wisdom, teachings of forgiveness and his old fashion charm.

He will be remembered as an honest person with a heart of gold and will be dearly missed by family and friends. Bogomir Giacomini is survived by wife Kristina, children Giuliana and Anita and grandchildren Darko, Jamie and Mary.

"Thank you for being an amazing dad, a caring nono and a mentor to us all!"

His spirit will live on with us forever.


GORMEK, Frank Crtomir Gormek - Obituary | Print |

GORMEK, Frank Crtomir, P.Eng -

December 04, 1925 - May 23, 2014

Born on December 04, 1925, left us peacefully with Monica at his side in his 88th year at the Markham-Stouffville hospital on May 23, 2014 to go on his long journey to the happy hunting ground in Bancroft.

Devoted friend and partner of Monica Resch, proud father of Peter (Nelli), loving grandfather of Jennifer, Stephanie (Kenta), Michelle and Katherine, and great grandfather of Leila.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Lela (1995), mother Fran?iška (2006), father Ivan (1960), brothers Ivan (1945), Stane (2009), Lojze (2014), grandson Johnny (1991) and brother-in-law and good friend Peter Golobic (2007). He was born in Ig Slovenija on Dec. 4, 1925 to parents Ivan Grmek and Fran?iška Martin?i?.

Escaped death numerous times as a child and adult and lived to write about it in his books. His teenage life was marred by war as he was forcibly mobilized by the German occupying forces and sent to fight on the Russian Front where he escaped, returned back home and joined the Chetniks to bravely defended his homeland. In 1948 after the war, he fled the brutality of the totalitarian regime and emigrated to Batawa, Ontario where he worked for the Bata Shoe Company. There he met and fell in love with Lela Golobic and they later married in Toronto.

Graduated from Civil Engineering at U of T University of Toronto in 1954 and went to work for the Department of Highways (MTC) as bridge design/maintenance engineer designing over 200 bridges.

Worked as engineer for CIDA in Bangladesh before retiring. Active in both the Czech and Slovenian communities in Canada he was founder/founding member and active supporter of many Canadian Slovenian organizations including Slovenska Telovadna Zveza, Slovenski Dom and Slovenija Trust. Author of numerous books including "Orli Pod Triglavom" ("Eagles Under Triglav"), "?ar Divjine in Divjadi" ("Cry of the Wilds") and "Zgodovina Slovenskega Doma" ("History of Slovenski Dom"). He was a freedom fighter, sportsman, Canadian champion gymnast, author, builder, engineer, and innovator who lived his life by the motto: "Mens sana in corpore sano". He embraced life with vigour, vitality, fervour and boundless enthusiasm.

He will be sadly missed by all who knew him, including his friends Oskar Koren, Joe Kapral and Peter Thielmann.

Private services will be held later this summer in Jackson's Point, Bancroft and in Slovenija.

Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


HENEY, Joanne I. (WHALEN) Heney - Obituary | Print |

HENEY, Joanne I. (nee WHALEN) -

April 3, 1955 - May 23, 2014

The family of Joanne Heney regretfully announce her passing.

The youngest of seven born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. Loving wife to Paul, mother to Ryan (Margaret) and Robyn (Brad) and doting Grandmother "Nanny Jo" to Myles, Blake, Audrey and Melody. Joanne's primary focus was her children and grandchildren.

From hosting family gatherings to making special occasions memorable, Joanne was constantly concerned with the happiness of her family. Joanne was blessed with a close-knit group of friends and a strong Unionville community. Words were Joanne's passion.

Through singing and writing Joanne shared her voice, both in her professional and personal endeavours. Joanne's family would like to express gratitude to everyone who has offered us their love and support these past weeks, especially Gail Heney, Dr. Fingerote and the staff of Mackenzie Health and St. Michael's Hospital.

A celebration of Joanne's life

Service will be held in Markham on Thursday, May 29th.

In tribute to Joanne's giving spirit, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.

Please also consider being an organ donor. More information and registration for organ donation can be found at

In Joanne's own words - "Please be strong, please embrace life and all that's good in it and please believe in the power of God and please believe that I am happy, oh and that love transcends time, space and even life and death."


HICKEY, Ronald Bruce Hickey - Obituary | Print |

HICKEY, Ronald Bruce -

HIckey_RonaldPassed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Friday May 23, 2014 in his 72nd year.

Beloved husband of Lynda for 51 years.

Loving father of Dean, Colleen and her husband Stephen and one grandson Mason.

The family would like to thank all the doctors and staff on C wing at Lakeridge Health Oshawa and a special thanks to RN Anne Berentschot for all her care and compassion.

A Memorial Service will be held at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Wednesday May 28th at 1 pm.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the CHARITY of your choice would be appreciated.

For online condolences please visit

HINE, Mavis Hine Obituary | Print |

HINE, Mavis -

Peacefully passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014 at the Village of Tansley Woods at the age of 85.

Beloved wife of Derek for 62 years. Loving mother of Beverly, Tony (Marianne), the late Kimberly (John), and Greg (Elaine). Cherished grandmother of Kristine, Paul (Kate), Andrew, James (Andrea), Alison, Lauren, Dylan, Diana, Kaleigh, and Michael, and great grandmother of Brodie, Ben and Nora.

Survived by her sister Shirley and sister in law Cynthia. She will be greatly missed by her nieces, nephews and friends.

Mavis and Derek were active members of the St. Cuthbert's Bridge Club.

A Memorial Service will be held in Oakville on Saturday, June 7th.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oakville Hospital Foundation.

LEWIS, James David 'Jim' Lewis Obituary | Print |

LEWIS, James David 'Jim' -

Lewis_JimPeacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington on Friday, May 23, 2014 at the age of 75.

Beloved husband of Judy Lewis (nee Church). Loving father of Jennifer Lawson (Bruce) of Dundas and Jeff Lewis (Keiko) of Australia. Cherished Grandpa of Sarah, Akira, Emma and Tetsuya.

Jim is survived by his sister Marian Wilson. He will also be fondly remembered by his sisters-in-law Nancy Cuttle (Rick) of Milton and Ann Culham of Saskatoon. Predeceased by his brothers-in-law John Wilson and Victor Culham.

Special thank you to the numerous caring doctors, nurses and health providers who have contributed to Jim’s quality of life.

Arrangements out of Burlington. As per Jim’s wish, cremation has taken place. There will be two informal Celebration of Life receptions – one in Burlington and one in Toronto, so friends can choose which one they would like to attend. Details will be posted on

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in his memory are asked to please consider supporting the Joseph Brant Hospital building fund.

MARINOFF, Maureen Janet Marinoff - Obituary | Print |

MARINOFF, Maureen Janet -   "Express Condolences" 

Marinoff_MaureenMay 8, 1942 - May 23, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Maureen on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 at the age of 72.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children Stephanie Bowes (Chris) and James Walker (Danielle), by her sisters Judith Block (Chester) and Constance Marinoff (Murray Moffat).

She will be remembered with great fondness of happy times by her three grandsons that meant the world to her; Jesse and Mitchel Bowes and Jackson Walker.

She will also be lovingly remembered by her many other relatives and her close friends. Grandie or Moe will be best remembered for her love of being with her grandsons to read with them, play army or go on an adventure.

She always made time for gardening (in all of our gardens!), travel, decorating, reading books and the occasional trip to Rama for a concert and some fun. She was always one to share with others and to bring us all together for happy times.

Maureen was a dedicated and diverse employee of Enbridge/Consumers Gas for 25 years.

Many thanks to the staff a Lakeridge Health Oshawa - Oncology Department and the wonderful nursing staff on the 6th floor.

Visitation will be held at the OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Saturday, May 31st from 10:00 a.m. until time of the Memorial Service in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m.

Donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or CHARITY of your choice would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be made at


McDONALD, Ewen Thomas 'Cook' McDonald - Obituary | Print |

McDONALD, Ewen Thomas 'Cook' -

Retired Ministry of Transportation Peacefully at his home after a lengthy illness on Friday, May 23, 2014 at the age of 84.

Ewen, beloved husband of Catherine.

Dear brother-in-law of Jen McDonald, brother of Carole Catherine Price, brother-in-law of Irv Johnson and his wife Sylvia and son of Mary McDonald.

Predeceased by his brothers Joseph Griffin "Pat" and John Duncan "Teen" McDonald.

Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Ewen's wishes, cremation has taken place with a private family interment in the near future.

Special thanks to Dr. Ragaz, the "We Care" nurses and the Nightingale and Red Cross PSWs for the care and compassion shown to Ewen during his illness. It is greatly appreciated.


McINERNEY, Joseph 'Burke' McInerney - Obituary | Print |

McINERNEY, Joseph 'Burke' -

June 29, 1923 - May 23, 2014

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Friday, May 23, 2014 at the age of 91 years.

Beloved husband of Carmen McInerney of 50 years.

Cherished father of Paul (Laura), Carol (Richard), Pat (Wendy), Maryann, John (Simone). Adored “grandpapa” of David, Ian, Kari, Amy, Kevin, Samuel, Matthew, Johnathan, Oliver & Sophia.

Burke was predeceased by his brother Edward (aka Ned) McInerney. Burke was an avid reader and natural born raconteur. His upbeat personality and loving nature will be greatly missed.

The family will receive friends at MOUNT LAWN RECEPTION CENTRE 21 Garrard Rd. Whitby (N of Hwy #2) 905 443-3376 for visitation on Thursday May 29th, 2014 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Gertrude’s Roman Catholic Church (690 King St. E. Oshawa) at 11:00 a.m.

Cremation Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Children’s Wish Foundation would be appreciated.

A special thanks to Father Manuel Duterte for his attentiveness in Burke’s final months.


McISAAC, Wilma Irene (Fogal) McIsaac - Obituary | Print |

McISAAC, Wilma Irene (Fogal) -

81, of Scarborough, Ontario, passed away Friday, May 23, 2014 at the Rouge Valley Hospital.

She was born April 11, 1933 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, to the late Bruce Fogal and Stella (Woodworth).

She will be laid to rest at the Pine Hills Cemetery with her late husband William J. McIsaac.

Predeceased by her brother the late Fred Fogal of Innisfil, Ontario.

Loving mother of William (Sonny), John (Danny) husband of Shelley (Ryan), Cindy wife of Steven (Kilfoyle), Heather, partner to Theresa (Adams).

Grandmother to Stacy (Darcy), Stephanie, Ryan, Nicolle. Great-grandmother to Ruby and Rowyn.

No funeral service will be held.


PATTERSON, David Patterson - Obituary | Print |


At Scarborough, Ontario on Friday, May 23, 2014, David Allan Patterson of Scarborough, in his 54th year.

Loved father of Heather Lacheta (Matt) of Nashville, Tennessee and Amanda Patterson of Mississauga.

Beloved son of Allan and June Patterson of Markdale, loving brother of Carol Beckton (William) of Rexdale.

Memorial service in Markdale on Saturday, June 14th.

A reception will follow at Annesley United Church, 82 Toronto St. South, Markdale, Ontario.

If desired, donations to the Ontario Lung Association.


PELLERIN, Bernard 'Bernie' Pellerin - Obituary | Print |

PELLERIN, Bernard 'Bernie' -   "Express Condolences"

March 1, 1949 - May 23, 2014

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 in his 66th year.

Loving husband of Heather.

Cherished father of Michelle, the late Denis, Matthew and Stepfather of Vanessa and Stewart.

Cherished grandfather of Bobby and Megan. Dear brother of 12. He will be sadly missed by the Garvin family.

Family would like to thank Dr. Shim, Nurse Diana, Visiting Home Nurse Susan and the Nursing Staff of 6C at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Tuesday, May 27th from 12:00 noon until time of Service in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Lakeridge Heath Foundation – Cancer Care in lieu of flowers.

Online condolences may be made at


PENNER, Matthew Jay Penner - Obituary | Print |

PENNER, Matthew Jay -

Passed away unexpectedly in Uxbridge on Friday, May 23, 2014 at the age of 21. 

Dearly loved son of Jay and Janine.  Beloved brother of Jacob.  Cherished grandson of Helen and Jack McDougall. 

Dear nephew of Jodi and Ross Cramer and Jamie McDougall.  Loving cousin of Melissa, Megan (Kevin) and Ellareese.  Matthew is also missed by his many good friends and everyone whose life he touched. 

Family and friends will be received at St. Paul’s Leaskdale Church, 12251 Regional Rd. 1, Leaskdale for a Celebration of Matthew’s Life on Wednesday, May 28th at 2p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to the family would be appreciated so they may be dispersed to the many sports Matthew cherished.

ROBB, Susan Marjorie (Barker) Robb - Obituary | Print |

ROBB, Susan Marjorie (nee Barker) -

Susan died at Humber River Regional Hospital (Church St.) on Friday, May 23, 2014, in her 61st year.

She was the beloved youngest daughter of the late William and Marjorie Barker and much loved sister of Shirley Zaky (Safwat), Doris Sedra (Adel) and Carol Ramer (Gordon).

Also mourning her loss are nephews and nieces Paul, Mark (Sidney), Matt (Leanne), Emily (Michael), Sarah (Dan) and their children Stella, Juno, Ben, Evan and Ellie.

Her friendship and love will always be remembered by Signe Ball and cousins Linda Boddy and the late Dianne Batten.

Susan was intelligent, creative and independent and enjoyed life despite several years of declining health. She will be sadly missed.

Cremation has taken place. No funeral. A memorial gathering will take place at a later date.

If desired, donations may be made to CAMH or Humber River Regional Hospital (Church St.).


ROWLEY, Joyce Corrine (Lamb) Rowley Obituary | Print |

ROWLEY, Joyce Corrine (Lamb) -

Peacefully on Friday, May 23, 2014 at Milton District Hospital with family at her side.

Predeceased by her husband Dennis and sons Rick, Roy and Roger.

Beloved mother of Donald, Ronald and Penny. Proud grandmother to Ronda, Amanda, Jody, Kyawnee, Miranda, Chantel, Cortney and the late Kimberly, as well as nine great- grandchildren.

Memorial visitation will be held in Milton on Friday, May 30th.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Conservation Halton would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

SALERNO, Gaetana Lombardo Salerno - Obituary | Print |

SALERNO, Gaetana Lombardo -

Passed away peacefully on Friday, May 23, 2014 at the age 88.

Predeceased by her Husband Angelo and her Son Paolo.

Loving Mother of Salvatore (Elaine) and Concetta (Mario Saccoccia). Cherished Nonna of Natalie (Raymond), Daniel (Victoria), Angelo, Tania (Thor) and Anthony.

Beloved Bisnonna of Isabella and Amalia. She will be missed by her Sisters Rosetta and Enza.

Predeceased by her Brother Giuseppe and Sister Lina.

She will also be missed by extended family and friends. Gaetana was born in Siracusa, Sicily, Italy and immigrated to Canada in 1966. 

A Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at St. Peter's Church, 100 Bainbridge Ave., Woodbridge on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 11 a.m.  Entombment to follow.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to Villa Charities would be appreciated.


SAMPSON, Ambrose Sampson - Obituary | Print |

SAMPSON, Ambrose -

Peacefully at Etobicoke General Hospital on Friday, May 23, 2014 in his 84th year.

Dearly beloved husband of Claire. Loving father of Mike (Laurie), Bob (Sheila) and Kim (Derek).

Cherished grandfather of Jordan, Tyler, Jonathan, Brittany, Scottie, Dakota, Sierra and Cheyenne.

Dear friend of Gail Rotenberg.

Ambrose was a proud and dedicated member of the Knights of Columbus, Mother Teresa Council.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Andrew's Church, 2547 Kipling Ave. on Monday at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Knights of Columbus, Mother Teresa Council, or St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Andrew's Church, would be appreciated.


SILLIKER, Hazen Lloyd Silliker Obituary | Print |

SILLIKER, Hazen Lloyd -

Silliker_HazenPeacefully, at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga on Friday, May 23, 2014, Hazen Silliker at the age of 71.

Beloved husband for 49 years of Ramona (nee Collicutt). Loved father of Blaine Silliker (Cindy), Jeanette Silliker and Ellis Silliker (Tammy).

Cherished grandfather of Nicholas Marotta (Chelsea), Ashley Marotta, Adam Silliker and great grandfather of Kamrin, Jackson and Scarlett.

Dear brother of Alice Silliker and Ralph Silliker. Predeceased by his son Lloyd Silliker and sister, Virginia Buchanan.

Funeral Service will be held in Burlington on Friday, May 30th. Cremation to follow.

SMETHURST, Marjorie Anne Smethurst - Obituary | Print |

SMETHURST, Marjorie Anne -

Smethurst_MarjorieMay 25, 1945 - May 23, 2014

Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Friday May 23rd, 2014 at the age of 68 years. 

Beloved wife of John. Loving mother of Mark and Paul (Jennifer). 

Adoring grandmother of Alexandra. 

Dear sister of Angela (Fred). 

Family and Friends may call at MOUNT LAWN RECEPTION CENTRE 21 Garrard Rd. Whitby (N of Hwy #2) 905 443-3376 for visitation on Saturday May 31st, 2014 from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial service in our Chapel at 11:00 a.m.

Interment of Marjorie’s cremated remains to follow at Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens

In lieu of flowers donations to the Humane Society of Durham Region or the Lakeridge Health Foundation Cancer Care would be appreciated. 

Online condolences at


SMITH, Maureen Agnes (Platt) Smith - Obituary | Print |

SMITH, Maureen Agnes (nee Platt) -   "Express Condolences"

Smith_MaureenJune 18, 1961 - May 23, 2014

(Personal Support Worker for Barrie Area, St. Elizabeth Health Care)

Passed away suddenly on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 in her 53rd year.

Beloved wife of Brian. Loving mother of Jory, Alexi (Duane) and Kimberly.

Dear sister of John (Mary), Christine Dade (Mike), Rosemary Marson (Robert), Robert (Linda), Joe (Lori), Leonora Leonard (Andrew) and Lawrence (Karen). Daughter of the late John and Rose Platt.

Sadly missed by all her nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Thursday, May 29th from 2:00 p.m. until time of Service in the Chapel at 3:00 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Online condolences may be made at


STAVROPOULOS, John Stavropoulos - Obituary | Print |


Stavropoulos_JohnDecember 10, 1933 - May 23, 2014

Passed away peacefully on May 23, 2014 in Toronto.

John will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends.

Friends may visit at the JERRETT FUNERAL HOME, 1141 St. Clair Ave. W. (1 block east of Dufferin), on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m.

A complete Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel.

Final Resting Place will be in Greece.



TANNER, Hazel Louise (Judy) Tanner - Obituary | Print |

TANNER, Hazel Louise (Judy) -    "Express Condolences"

February 17, 1922 - May 23, 2014

Passed away peacefully on May 23, 2014 in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Michael Tanner.

Predeceased by her eight brothers and sisters and son-in-law Colin. Much loved mother of James (Gabriella) Tanner, Gary Tanner, Joanne Walkington and Judy (Charlie) Weeks; dear sister to Mary Halladay.

Proud Nanny of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Judy's family will receive relatives and friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the ROSAR-MORRISON FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 467 Sherbourne St., Toronto (South of Wellesley St.).

Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the Coach House Chapel of the funeral home.  Interment to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery.

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospital for Sick Children or the Alzheimer Society.

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TESKEY, Elsie Teskey - Obituary | Print |

TESKEY, Elsie -    "Express Condolences"

November 6, 1920 - May 8, 2014

With gratitude for her love and presence in our lives, the family of Elsie Teskey announces her death at the age of 93 at the Palliative Care Unit of Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg surrounded by her family on May 8, 2014.

Mom was a devoted wife to the love of her life George Teskey, who predeceased her by 24 years, and a dedicated mother to her children Lynda Wright, Gordon Teskey, Honor Fabian and Gail FitzPatrick. Having been orphaned at a young age, she created and nurtured her own family with love, wisdom, enthusiasm, creativity and, most of all, humour.

We are truly blessed with so many happy childhood memories. Along with so many important life lessons, Mom taught us compassion by example through her kindness and generosity to anyone in need. Mom will be fondly remembered by her sons-in-law Peter, Gary and John and by her very special daughter-in-law Juanita. Her grandchildren Matthew, Adam, Jenny, Emily, Gayle, Kyle, Derek, Garrett and Kayla will lovingly remember her with many "Grandma stories" that will be cherished and passed down to her seven great-grandchildren.

Mom was predeceased by her sisters Margaret and Ellen. Cremation has taken place.

We will welcome family and friends to a Celebration of Life gathering on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at GIFFEN-MACK 'SCARBOROUGH' FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 4115 Lawrence Ave. E., West Hill, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

If desired, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association in Mom's memory would be appreciated.



WARD, Joan Patricia (Smith) Ward Obituary | Print |

WARD, Joan Patricia (nee Smith), R.N. -

Ward_JoanPassed away at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington on Friday May 23, 2014 at the age of 65.

Loving wife of Richard for 43 years. Dear mother of James and his wife Kim, and Tiffany and her husband Philip.

Cherished grandmother of Logan and Hailey.

Beloved sister of Barbara, Beverley and Doug. Life-long Blue Jays fan.

A Funeral Service will be held in Burlington on Thursday, May 29th.

In lieu of flowers, as expressions of sympathy donations to the Diabetes Association would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

WAYCHISON, Peter Waychison - Obituary | Print |


Passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014 at the age of 93.

Beloved husband of the late Mary. Loving father of Susan and Connie.

Brother of Anne and her husband Joseph Meyers.

Peter will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 

Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Spirit Church, 3526 Sheppard Avenue East.

If desired, donations to the Canadian Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.


ZILLON, Royal William 'Roy' Zillon - Obituary | Print |

ZILLON, Royal William 'Roy' -

(retired from Duplate PPG)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Dad who was surrounded by his loving family at Hillsdale Estates on Friday May 23rd 2014 in his 94th year.

Throughout his years he was a caring, loving and generous Husband, Dad, Grampa, Uncle, Brother-in-law and Friend. 

Roy was predeceased by his wife (the love of his life) Anna (Nan) in April of 2007, his sister-in-law Lorraine Brewster, his son-in-law Jakow (Jack) Semenko his nephew Mark Smallwood and his parents Wally and Mary Zillon.

Roy leaves behind, as he called us, “his girls”, his loving daughters Bev Zillon and her husband Keith Richardson and Linda Semenko (Alex).   Beloved grampa of Kevin (Nancy), Shawn (Melissa),  Kristy (Barry), Dean (Ornella) and Debbie Cherished great grampa of Lindsay, Jordan, Connor, Myles, Carter, Dakota and Dax.  Beloved brother-in-law to Bob and Doreen Brewster and Jim and Rene Brewster.  Dear Uncle to Pat and Don Smallwood, Jill and Paul Boullion, Teri and Wes Kosciesza and Kim Brewster.

Great Uncle to Jeff and Rob Smallwood and Michael and Carlee Kosciesza. 

As per our Dad’s request and his wishes there will be no visitation or service.

Cremation has been entrusted to MOUNT LAWN RECEPTION CENTRE 21 Garrard Rd. Whitby (905 443-3376).

A special thank you to Dr. McIntosh and staff of Hillsdale Estates (Primrose Path) and Palliative Care for the compassion, care and concern given to our Dad during his stay at Hillsdale.

In memory of Roy donations to a CHARITY of your choice would be greatly appreciated by his family.

Online condolences at


BRYAN, Carl Donavan Bryan - Obituary | Print |

BRYAN, Carl Donavan -

August 21, 1935 - May 22, 2014

Passed away peacefully after a battle with cancer.

Loving father to Carol, Chester, Jefferd, Arthur and Marie (deceased).

Dearly missed by his siblings Constance, Norma, Cynthia, Neville, Dennis, Sonia and Norma.

Funeral Service will be held in Mississauga on Saturday, May 31st.


CAIN, Ann Rosemary (SIMMONS) Cain - Obituary | Print |

CAIN, Ann Rosemary (nee SIMMONS) -

Our beloved Mum passed away on May 22, 2014, aged 80 after a long battle with the complications of Parkinson's and Dementia, the bulk of which was spent at home in the care of family until her last few weeks.

She will be truly missed by Peter, her husband of 56 years, son Tim, daughter Amanda (Sellers) and granddaughter Olivia. She was born in England, survived the WWII Merseyside bombings, became an R.N. and immigrated to Canada in 1957.

 She was a devoted and caring Mum, worked hard all her life, ending her working career as Administrator of Rockcliffe Nursing Home in Scarborough.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Shepherd Village 5th floor station who looked after her with care and compassion at the end and also the Circle of Care PSW staff on daily house visits.

Funeral Service will be held in Scarborough on Tuesday, May 27th.

If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to Parkinson Society Canada would be greatly appreciated by the family.


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