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POON, Elizabeth (nee Low) Poon - Obituary | Print |

POON, Elizabeth (nee Low)

Of Toronto and formerly of Todd's Road, Trinidad and Hoi Ping, Kwangtung, China, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Toronto Western Hospital on Friday, September 5, 2014 at age 81.

Elizabeth is survived by her husband Vincent and children Winston (Joan), Louise, Gaston (Fanny), Juliana (Jack), Shirley (Johnny) and Joycelyn (Joseph). Predeceased by her son Hamilton.

She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Kristin (Chris), Jason, Christopher, Andrew, Keegan, Matthew, David, Katherine and Zoë. 

Funeral service will be held in Toronto on Thursday, September 11th.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre (CCAC), Parkdale Golden Age Foundation or Toronto Western Hospital.


POTOCKI, Stephanie Potocki Obituary | Print |

POTOCKI, Stephanie -

Went to be with her Lord and Saviour at the Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington on Friday, September 5, 2014 at the age of 95.

Beloved wife for 67 years of Michael Potocki. Loving mother of Helen Potocki, Mary Smith (Arnold) and Daniel Potocki (Janine).

Cherished grandmother of Derek Smith, Jenna Dixon (Lee), Lauren, Kendra, Michaela and Brett Potocki and great grandmother of Kayla Dixon.

Visitation at Compass Point Bible Church, 1500 Kerns Road, Burlington on Wednesday, September 10th from 10a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Reception to follow at the church. Interment.

For those who wish, donations in memory of Stephanie to Compass Point Bible Church would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

RUNDLE, Henry John Rundle - Obituary | Print |

RUNDLE, Henry John -

Rundle_HenryPassed away at Alexander Place, Waterdown surrounded by family on Friday, September 5, 2014, John Rundle at the age of 71.

Beloved husband of Margaret Ann Rundle. Loved father of Traci-Ann Nicholson and Patrick Rundle (Inara) Cherished grandpa of Erin and Emily.

Also lovingly remembered by his very close second family, Prasad, Sheila, Soumil and Rushil.

Also survived by his brother, Patrick, sisters, Barb Knowles (Bob), Linda Ritcher (Volker), his many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and extended family. John was a NATO veteran and lifelong military civil servant.

Private cremation and family services have taken place.

For those who wish, donations in memory of John to The Heart and Stroke Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family .

SCHIERLING, Reinhard 'Ray' Schierling Obituary | Print |

SCHIERLING, Reinhard 'Ray' -

Schierling_Ray(November 9, 1930 - September 5, 2014)

 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Reinhard (Ray) Schierling.

He was a retired 40-year employee of Ford Motor Company, Oakville.

He will be missed by his wife Erika, sons Randy(Sharron), Ralph and daughter Heidi (Ron), grandchildren Warren, Troy (Gab), Ian and Michelle and great grandchild Emelia. He is also survived by family in Germany.

Funeral service will be held in Oakville on September 8th.

If you wish, memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.

SEELEN, Johanna Maria (Leuris) Seelen Obituary | Print |

SEELEN, Johanna Maria (Leuris) -

Seelen_JohannaPeacefully at Hastings Manor, Belleville, September 5, 2014, Johanna (Leuris) Seelen, age 87.

Beloved wife of the late Johannes (Jan) Seelen (1980).

Loved mother of Irma Seelen, Jose (Ken) Parton, Lydia (Bruce ) Allan, Ray (Sherry) Seelen and Margaret (Ron) Golding. Loving grandma to Mike, Adriann, Kyle, Corrie, Kelly, Jamie, R.J, Gary, Nina and Anna and their spouses. Proud great-grandma of nine.

Survived by three sisters, Gerda (Jos) VanOpstal, Em Fryters, Fie (Jan) Crooymans, and their families.  Predeceased by her sister Dimph Fitzverplough, brothers Charles Leuris and Toon Leuris.

Johanna will be fondly remembered by family and friends in Rijen, Holland.

Service to take place in Milton on Thursday, September 11th, with Father Peter Tuyen Nguyen officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hastings Manor Foundation, 476 Dundas Street W., P.O. Box 458, Belleville, Ontario or to the Alzheimer Society.

SKREPNEK, Lorne David Skrepnek - Obituary | Print |

SKREPNEK, Lorne David -

Passed away peacefully on Friday, September 5, 2014 at age 65.

He will be forever loved and deeply missed by his wife Linda (Howard), children Carolin, Jim (Pam) and April (Paul), grandchildren Tiernan, Autumn, Kaitlyn, Adella, Isabelle and Bryce, sister Lorraine (Berry), sister-in-law Janet (predeceased brother Reginald) and his extended family.

At his request there will be no funeral.

Relatives and friends will be invited to a private Celebration of his life to be arranged at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.


SOJA, Maria Soja Obituary | Print |

SOJA, Maria -

Peacefully, at home on Friday, September 5, 2014 in her 91st year.

Beloved wife of the late Zdzislaw.

Loving mother of Zig (Betty) and Diana Hutzul (the late Ron). Cherished grandmother of Robert (Cynthia), Laurie (Michael), Billy (Leanne) and great-grandmother of Barron, Jaelyn, Zach and Audrey.

Arrangements out of Toronto. Funeral Mass at St. Casimir's Church, 156 Roncesvalles Ave., on Monday, September 8th at 10:15 a.m. Interment.

For those who wish, donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation.


STRUTT, Sandra Strutt - Obituary | Print |

STRUTT,  Sandra -

(July 30, 1941 - September 5, 2014)

Suddenly at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at the age of 73.

Predeceased by her husband Robert Strutt.

Dedicated mother to Brent (Kimberly Barkwell), Lori Nelson, and Kevin Barkwell. Loving Nana to Callum (Ashley Barkwell), Courtney (Zac Tynes), Katlynn Barkwell (Wayne Richard), Korey (Heather Barkwell), Britney Nelson. Gigi to Austin, Parker, Abby, Bryce, Cameron, Mikayla, Lundyn.

Predeceased by her brother Don and his wife Pat Mason greatly missed by her sister Brenda Chernick and family. Special friend to many. Sandra will leave a void in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.

Family and friends are welcome to gather at MOUNT LAWN RECEPTION CENTRE, Whitby on Monday, September 8th from 2 - 4 & 7-9 p.m.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 9th in our chapel at 10 am.

Family and friends are welcome to attend the interment of Sandra’s cremated remains to be held on Saturday September 13th at 11 am at Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens.

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


SWISTARA, John Swistara - Obituary | Print |


 Passed away suddenly on September 5, 2014, in his 76th year. Born in Alliston, Ontario.

Beloved husband of 51 years to Virginia. Loving father of Glen of Fluh, Switzerland, Kathleen (Paul) of Paris, Ontario and Paul (Kim) of St. Thomas, Ontario. Loving dziadziu to Michael, Gabriella, Thomas, Bradley, Anna, Bethany and Rachael.

Predeceased by Anna and Bronislaw (Benny) Swistara.  Loving brother to Jane (Ed) and brother-in-law to Arlene (the late Lutek) and Lori (Larry).

John is survived by many relatives and friends in Canada, the United States and Poland. 

God called him home to heaven as he was on his way to his favourite pastime, a round of golf.

Funeral Service will be held in Burlington on Wednesday, September 10th.

Family request that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario

TAPPER, Dorothy (Thornton) Tapper - Obituary | Print |

TAPPER, Dorothy (nee Thornton) -

Born in Toronto June 17, 1919, died in Ottawa September 5, 2014, aged 95.

Daughter of Flora and Thomas Thornton, also born in Toronto.

Predeceased by her husband George, sister Eleanor and brother Frank. Mother of Mary Ellen (Peter, deceased).

Remembered with love by grandchildren Stephen (Sheila), Suzanne, Michael (Shannon) and Douglas (Shamsa) and 8 great- grandchildren. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Basilica, 281 Nepean Street on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 10:00 a.m.

Interment to follow in Toronto at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to a no-kill dog rescue would be appreciated.


TAYLOR, John Thomas Taylor - Obituary | Print |

TAYLOR, John Thomas -

January 8, 1941 - September 5, 2014

Police Officer, 1960 - 1996

Passed away at Matthews House Hospice, Alliston, on Friday, September 5, 2014 in his 74th year.

Loving father of John E. Taylor (Jennifer). Poppa Loud of Kitana and Xavius.

Son of the late Phyllis and John M. Taylor and predeceased by his brother Kent W. Taylor. Sadly missed by his life partner Deborah Vaughan.

John grew up in Alliston and considered himself lucky to live in a small, caring community with many of his good friends. 

Funeral service will be held in Alliston on Tuesday, September 9th.

If so desired, memorial donations to Matthews House Hospice, Alliston, would be appreciated.


TAYLOR, John Thomas Taylor - Obituary | Print |

TAYLOR, John Thomas -

Taylor_John(January 8, 1941 - September 5, 2014)

(Police Officer, 1960 - 1996)

Passed away at Matthews House Hospice Alliston on Friday, September 5, 2014 in his 74th year.

Loving father of John E. Taylor (Jennifer). Poppa Loud of Kitana and Xavius.  Son of the late Phyllis and John M. Taylor and predeceased by his brother Kent W. Taylor.  Sadly missed by his life partner Deborah Vaughan.

John grew up in Alliston and considered himself lucky to live in a small caring community with many of his good friends.

Funeral service will be held in Alliston on Tuesday, September 9th.

If so desired memorial donations to Matthews House Hospice, Alliston would be appreciated.

TORTOLO, Serafina (nee Gambin) Tortolo - Obituary | Print |

TORTOLO, Serafina (nee Gambin) -

Serafina passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital on September 5, 2014 after a courageous battle with dementia.

Predeceased by her loving husband Peter.

Beloved mother of Lorene (Evan) and Raymond (Sherine). Cherished Nonna to Olivia, Bianca and Ava Rose. She will be deeply missed by family and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held St. Fidelis Roman Catholic Church, 33 Connie Street, Toronto, ON on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10 a.m.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to Sunnybrook Foundation (Brain Health Science) would be appreciated.


van DYK, Leonard van Dyk - Obituary | Print |

VAN DYK, Leonard -

van_Dyk_Leonard(April 13, 1912 - September 5, 2014)

Born in the Netherlands, with his family he emigrated to St. Eustatius, W.I., in 1949 and to Canada in 1952 to fulfill his dream to be a successful Dairy Farmer.

Dear husband of the late Mary (nee van de Gevel, 1999).

Loved dearly by his children Peter (Anne), John (Mary), Elizabeth Mann (Reagh), Maria van Dyk (Bob Merritt and the late Wolf Wiedemann), Narda, Lena Sterling (Henry), Len (the late Dottye), Annie (Andrew Magee), son-in-law Marinus van Bakel (Anne) and his late infant son Bertje and his daughter Joanne van Bakel. Proud Opa of 20, great-Opa of 30 and great- great-Opa of 1.

Predeceased by his 6 siblings in the Netherlands.

Len retired, first to Cookstown then to Hanover and later to Fraserville and enjoyed good food, the daily paper, visits, phone calls and postcards from his children and grandchildren as they travelled the world.

We are grateful for the gentle care he received at Peterborough Extendicare the past eleven months.

Friends will be received on Saturday, September 13th from 11:30 a.m. until time of eulogy at 12:30 p.m. and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. at the Holy Family Parish Roman Catholic Church, 352 10th Avenue, Hanover, ON.  Interment to follow.

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


VERIOTIS, Stefanos (Steve) Veriotis - Obituary | Print |

VERIOTIS, Stefanos (Steve) -

Passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital, September 5, 2014, in his 75th year.

Beloved husband of Audrey, loving father of Darlene (Bob) and Amy (Alec). Brother to Nick and predeceased Tommy and John.

Loving papou to Steven, Sharissa and Christopher. Dear uncle to Alexandra.

Sadly missed by family and cherished friends. Private family ceremony.

Forever in our hearts.


WOOD, Catherine Mary 'Cathy' (Craig) Wood Obituary | Print |

WOOD, Catherine Mary 'Cathy' (nee Craig) -

Wood_Cathy(Retired RN Civic Hospital and Dr. Judy Meade’s Office)

With her family by her side, Cathy has gone to be with her Lord on Friday, September 5, 2014 at Leisure World LTC in Mississauga at the age of 82.

Beloved wife of Keith.  Loving mother of Craig and his wife Susan, the late Jeff and his surviving wife Jennifer and Lori Ykema and her husband Larry. 

Cherished grandmother of Jonathan and his wife Ashley, Joseph and his wife Laura, Alexandra, Sophia and Samuel and great grandmother of Catherine. 

Predeceased by her siblings Betty, Joe and Don.

There will be a Celebration of Cathy’s Life in Peterborough on Tuesday, September 9th.  Interment.

In memory of Cathy and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Heart house Hospice in Mississauga would be appreciated by the family.

AJDACIC, Nikola Ajdacic - Obituary | Print |

AJDACIC, Nikola -

Ajdacic_NikolaWith great sadness the family announces the passing of Nikola in the late hours of September 2, 2014 at Toronto General Hospital after a short battle with cancer.

He is survived by his brother, Milutin and sister-in-law Helen.

Nick will always be remembered for his wit, sense of humour, dedication to the Serbian community, and devotion to his friends.

In respect of his wishes, no public service is planned.

His remains will be laid to rest in a family plot in the city of Belgrade where he was born.

Family requests no flowers or gifts please.


ARIAS, Fernando Arias - Obituary | Print |

ARIAS, Fernando -

Suddenly on Thursday, September 4, 2014 in Mississauga. Born in Salamina, Colombia, October 19, 1955.

Immigrated to Canada in 1980. Beloved husband of Joan for 34 years. Devoted father of Carolina (Adrian Nitsopoulos) and James.

Loving grandfather to Alex. Dear brother of Yolanda, Alvaro, Manuel, Esperenza, Oscar, Ines and Raul.

Will be sadly missed by family and friends and will be remembered for his generous heart and his wonderful sense of humour.

Service will be held in Mississauga on Sunday, September 7th. Cremation to follow.

For those who wish, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.


AUSTIN, Walter David Austin - Obituary | Print |

AUSTIN, Walter David -

Of Markham, ON, passed away on September 4, 2014 at the age of 61.

He is predeceased by parents Walter and Gwendolyn (nee Pethick) and brother Kenneth.

He is survived by his loving wife Deborah; sons Matthew and Mark; sister Nancy; and caring in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces.

Service will be held in Markham on September 13th.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David's name to the Canadian Liver Foundation or Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation.


BROOKES, Joan Brookes - Obituary | Print |


August 16, 1924 - September 4, 2014

Passed away peacefully at Credit Valley Hospital.

Loving mother to Wendy (Jim Smith). Beloved grandmother to Daniel (Jessica).

Fondly remembered by the Smith family and the Dorey family.

A memorial service will be planned at a later date.


CECI, Caterina Ceci - Obituary | Print |

CECI, Caterina -

With sadness we announce the passing of Caterina, surrounded by her family at Humber River Regional Hospital (Church) on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the age of 94.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Carmine, cherished mother to Helen (Joe), Teresa (the late Rino), Carlo, Ada (Peter) and Linda (Mario).

Proud nonna of her 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 3 great- great-grandchildren. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Charles Borromeo Church (811 Lawrence Ave. W., at Dufferin St.) on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 9 a.m. Entombment will follow.

In memory of Caterina, donations may be made to either the Heart & Stroke or Kidney Foundations.


COOKE, Lorna Rachel Cooke - Obituary | Print |

COOKE, Lorna Rachel -

Cooke_Lorna(20 Year Volunteer with Lakeridge Health (Oshawa))

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Lorna Rachel Cooke (Jones).

Wife of the late Kenneth Cooke (1994).

Loving Mom and best friend to Sandra Ness (Al), Donna Vance (late Ken). Loving Nana of Todd (Joanne), Trevor (Shaunna) and Michael (Laura).  Special GG to Darby, Jenna, Liam and Ava.

Sister of Shirley Roy (Sheldon), Sister-in-law Audrey Williams (Rees).  Pre-deceased by her sister Evelyn Mountjoy (Late Keith).

As per Mom’s wishes, a private family service will be held at BARNES MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 5295 Thickson Rd. N., Whitby 905-655-3662.

Lorna’s family would like to thank the staff at Caressant Care in Lindsay for the great care and compassion shown to Lorna and our family during her short stay.

Lorna will be laid to rest beside her husband at GROVESIDE CEMETERY.

Messages of condolence and shared memories may be forwarded to


DALEO, Berneice Daleo Obituary | Print |

DALEO, Berneice Clara -

Daleo_BerneiceBerneice Clara Daleo, born July 20, 1931 passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2014.

The wife of the late Paul Daleo.

She is survived by daughter, Pauline Nirenberg, son-in-Law, Henry Nirenberg, granddaughter, Sarah Nirenberg, grandson, Paul Nirenberg, sister Dora Maguire, brother-in-law Dennis Maguire, sister Margaret Boylan, brother-in-law Jack Boylan, brother Robert Ling, brother Albert Ling, sister-in-law Wendy Ling, and sister-in-law Grace Chamberlain. Sister of deceased brother, Donald Ling.

Funeral Service and Burial in Burlington on Saturday, September 13th.

Donations can be made on her behalf to the Canadian Heart Association or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

DELANEY, William Ronald (Bill) Delaney - Obituary | Print |

DELANEY, William Ronald (Bill) -

Delaney_William(June 12, 1963 - September 4, 2014)

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Bill at Kingston General Hospital on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at age 51.

Bill, beloved son of William Francis Delaney and the late Patricia Ann (nee Davies).

Beloved husband of Lyndsay and devoted father of Courtney, Hailey, Kenedey and Kyley. Proud and loving father of Chris, Stacey, Ashley and thrilled Grandpa of Devlyn. Dear brother of Shelley and Trish.

Bill enjoyed a vast career in law enforcement from his early days with PPCLI to close to two decades of service with a variety of Municipal Police Services. He was most proud of his time on Durham Regional Police's Tactical Team and his accomplishments as a Use of Force and Firearms Instructor. Bill also owned and operated a law enforcement training business and more recently enjoyed a career as a Security Manager.

Bill greeted each day with purpose and touched the lives of all who knew him. He will be remembered for his integrity, strength, selflessness and most importantly his love of life and family.

A special thanks to Dr. Baetz and Dr. Ludlow and all of the hospital staff at Kingston General Hospital and the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario for their outstanding care and support.

Family and friends will be received at MOUNT LAWN RECEPTION CENTRE, 21 Garrard Road, Whitby (North of Hwy 2) 905-443-3376 on Saturday, September 6th from 7 - 9 pm and Sunday, September 7th from 5 until the time of Service in the chapel at 6 pm.  Followed by a reception in the Arbor Lounge.

Flowers, or donations to Children of Fallen Officers/Soldiers Fund or a CHARITY of choice would be appreciated.


DUNCAN-LEITCH, Carter Allan Duncan-Leitch Obituary | Print |

DUNCAN-LEITCH, Carter Allan -       "Express Condolences"

Duncan-Leitch_Carter(July 15, 2014 - September 4, 2014)

Suddenly at home on September 4, 2014.

Cherished son of Steven Duncan and Kelly Leitch.

Little brother of Liam Duncan and Ariannna Duncan-Leitch.

Grandson of Isabella Hanna, Karen Moore and Donald Leitch.

Nephew of Ian Duncan, Bryon Duncan, Jessica Leitch and Beth Lindseman.

Will be missed by extended family.

Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Saturday, September 13th from 1:00 p.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Interment at Thornton Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at



FLAHERTY, James Michael Flaherty - Obituary | Print |

FLAHERTY, James Michael -

On September 4, 2014 at St. Michael's Hospital Palliative Care Unit following a brief but heartbreaking battle with cancer, our shining light has dimmed.

Jimmy was the youngest of five siblings born to Richard and Edna on New Year's Eve 1938.

He was predeceased by his beloved sister Genevieve Wilson and is survived by siblings Richard (Mary), M. Josephine, and Catherine.

Jimmy was born and raised in Toronto's east end and graduated from Ryerson University with a certificate in Public Health Inspection. His career spanned 35 years with the City of Toronto Health Department where he rose to the position of manager of Environmental Services. Upon his retirement, he returned to his first love and worked as an electrician until he was diagnosed with the fatal cancer. Jimmy was true to his heritage and enjoyed all things Irish from the pint to the craic. He was also a proud Canadian, a tireless defender of human rights and the less fortunate.

e leaves to mourn his passing his loving family, Virginia Mladen, who cared for him with tenderness and professionalism to the end, their loved and loving son Michael and his wife Julia and his beloved granddaughter Rhiannon. Jimmy will also be sadly missed by Ken and Kelly Simpson and Nadine Woods all of whom he loved dearly.

He will also be missed by many good and longtime friends and family especially his niece Joanne Bennett, Nurse Manager at St. Michael's Hospital.

Special thanks to the CCAC staff and the medical staff of the Temmy Latner Centre for their compassionate care.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 9th at St. John's Roman Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Rd., Toronto.

Cremation and burial to follow at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jimmy's favourite charity, St. Francis Table at 1322 Queen St. W., Toronto or a charity of your choice.


GOH, Deanna Lei-Beng Goh - Obituary | Print |

GOH, Deanna Lei-Beng -

Passed away peacefully with her family and friends by her side on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at The Princess Margaret Hospital at the age of 61.

Deanna will be sadly missed by all of her sisters, brothers, family and many friends. Deanna enjoyed golfing, tennis, bridge, classical music, opera, International Ballroom, Latin, Argentine Tango and Salsa dancing.

Deanna won many competitions in bridge and dancing.

She loved travelling, nature and flowers.

Deanna will also be remembered for her skills and expertise in finance and investment.

Service will be held Toronto on Monday, September 8th.


HOLLOWAY, Benjamin Harold Holloway - Obituary | Print |

HOLLOWAY, Benjamin Harold -   "Express Condolences"

Holloway_BenjaminAugust 1, 1935 – September 4, 2014

It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Ben "The bird man of High Park" after a brief illness, surrounded by his family.

He will be fondly remembered by Phoebe, his loving wife of 58 years and children Edwin (Tracy), Jerry (Julie), Joshlyn (Ron), Garry, Sandra (Jesse) and Daniel (Linda), and his grand-children Joseph, Edwin, Sandra (Scott), Jeffery (Rebecca), Clayton, Jesse (Ashley), Spencer (Shelby), and Aaron, as well as his 10 great-grandchildren.

He will also be missed by his many friends at Ben's Sanctuary in High Park, as well as the multitude of birds, squirrels and chipmunks he tirelessly cared for over the years.

Family and friends will be received at GIFFEN-MACK DANFORTH FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 2570 Danforth Avenue, Toronto on Monday, September 8th from 4 pm – 8pm and Tuesday, September 9th from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm.

A Celebration of Ben's life will take place at the Salvation Army West Hill Citadel, 305 Morrish Road, Scarborough on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 11 am followed by an internment at Pine Hills Cemetery, 625 Birchmount Road, Scarborough.

If desired, in lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made to the Salvation Army or the World Wildlife Fund in Ben's memory.



HOLTBY, Florence Holtby - Obituary | Print |

HOLTBY, Florence -

Peacefully on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry, at age 92.

Tot (nee Carter), beloved wife of the late Murray Holtby of Port Perry.

Loved mother of Barbara and her husband Richard Carnegie of Bobcaygeon, MaryLynn Holtby of Cannington, Roger Holtby and his wife Bonnie of Port Perry, and Laural and her husband Paul Griffen of Port Perry.

Loving grandmother of Andrea, Graham and Gavin Carnegie (Pam), Janet and Hillary Griffen, and Natalie Holtby and great grandmother of Berklee, Zain, Sophia, Alexa and Olivia.

Predeceased by her brothers Alan and Clarence Carter and her sisters Mary Sweetman and Helen MacMaster and is survived by her sister-in-law Marion Carter.

Service life will be held in Port Perry on Saturday, September 6th. Private interment, Prince Albert.

If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Port Perry Hospital Foundation.

HURST, James Leslie Vaughan (Solmes) Hurst - Obituary | Print |

HURST, James Leslie Vaughan (Solmes) -

Passed in peace at Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on September 4, 2014 at 11:47 p.m. in his 51st year.

Beloved husband of Sandra (nee Cochrane) and son of Dorothea and the late Ted Solmes.

Survived by Brett (Diane), Donna (John), Tracey (Luigi), Eddie (Tracy), Stacey (Rick), Stuart (Tina). Father to Krystal, Jamie, Kayla and Ashley. He will be sorely missed by numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

The family wholeheartedly wishes you to join them for a light repast and celebration of his life at 100 Bartley Bull Parkway, Brampton, from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

We wish to send our heartfelt thanks to the staff, nurses and doctors of the ICU ward for their kindness to our family.

Those wishing to make a donation, are asked to consider the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

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