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McMAHON, Sister Mary James, CSJ McMahon - Obituary | Print |

McMAHON, Sister Mary James, CSJ -

Sister Mary James McMahon, CSJ (Mary Therese) died peacefully at St. Joseph's Residence, 2 O'Connor Drive, Toronto, Ontario, on Saturday, January 17, 2015, in the 73rd year of her religious life.

She was the daughter of James McMahon and Sarah McCulley. She is predeceased by her sisters, Kathleen and Rita and her brothers, Father Arthur, Francis and Edward.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Sister Mary James became a registered nurse in 1939, and entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1942. She nursed at St. Joseph's Hospital for nearly 20 years. Sister Mary James specialized in paediatric nursing.  

She was very talented and dedicated in caring for children who became ill, always showing gentle compassion and a warm smile.

Continuing her ministry in health care, she was assistant administrator and then local leader at St. Michael's Hospital. At Providence Villa, Sister Mary James was a floor supervisor.

She next assisted in St. Joseph's Infirmary for five years before she returned to St. Joseph's Health Centre, where she volunteered for 12 years. Since 1994, Sister Mary James has lived at St. Joseph's Morrow Park and more recently at St. Joseph's Residence, 2 O'Connor Drive. Her ministry has been one of prayer for the community and the needs of the world.

Visitation will take place at St. Joseph's Residence, 2 O'Connor Drive, Toronto, on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 3:30 p.m. with a Prayer Vigil at 7 p.m.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel at 2 O' Connor Drive, Toronto.


O'BOYLE, Peter Paul O'Boyle - Obituary | Print |

O'BOYLE, Peter Paul -

April 22, 1927 - January 17, 2015

After a brief illness, Peter passed away with his beloved wife of 61 years Peggy at his side.

Peter died as he lived, quietly and with his dignity intact. Born and raised in Belfast, Ireland, Peter was the son of Patrick and Mary. He was predeceased by brothers Patrick (Pauline) of Birmingham, UK and Isaac (Kathleen) of Toronto and Uncle to Maxine, Martin and Christine.

Peter was the loving father to Peter (Hyla) and Terry (Mona) and the adored Grandpa of Aidan, Erin, John, Kevin and Maggie. Although proud of their Irish roots, Peter and Peggy embraced their lives in Canada. He was a dedicated employee of DeHavilland/Boeing Aircraft for over 25 years.

A good game of golf, soccer on the tube, a warm cup of tea and spending time with his family were simple pleasures that brought Peter much joy.

His humble, gentle spirit will be missed by all who had the privilege to love and be loved by him.

The family would like to extend its appreciation to Dr. Marcus and to the caring staff at Toronto East General Hospital.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Thornhill, on Friday, January 23rd.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society .

"Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.".


OGDEN, John Clement Ogden - Obituary | Print |

OGDEN, John Clement -

Born April 26, 1921 (Dudley, England) - January 17, 2015

Beloved husband of the late Emily (Hall) has passed on to hold her hand once again.

Cherished Dad of Janice and Debra, much loved Grandpa of Adam, Gavin and Krysten. 'Uncle Jack' to Larry, Wayne, Jill, Patricia and Bruce.

We invite friends and neighbours who had the opportunity to know Dad during the 55 years he worked (S.A. Armstrong Ltd.) and lived in Victoria Village to a reception at Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Drive, Toronto, 416-447-6846, Saturday, February 21st, from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

If desired, donations may be made to the CNIB, the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Farley Foundation (Ontario Veterinary Medical Foundation).


OMAND, Lori Elizabeth Omand - Obituary | Print |

OMAND, Lori Elizabeth -

Peacefully, at home, with family and friends by her side, on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at the age of 58.

Beloved daughter of the late Bill and June Omand.

Dear sister of Mark and Todd. She will be lovingly remembered and missed by her family, many friends and colleagues at St. Michael's Hospital where she was a Registered Nurse for 35 years. 

Service will be held in Mississauga, on Thursday, January 22nd.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Nora's House, Mississauga, Ontario or the charity of your choice.


PERKOVIC, Stjepan Perkovic - Obituary | Print |

PERKOVIC, Stjepan -

Born in Bosnia September 3, 1930.

Died January 17, 2015 at his residence in Etobicoke.

Mass will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday Juanuary 22nd, at Our Lady Queen of Croatia Church.

Survived by his brothers and sisters Nikola (Marija), Ljiljana, Ana Rubesa (Zvonko), Marko; sister-in-law Darinka.

Service will be held in Toronto, on Wednesday 21st.


REPATH-POWELL, Edith Violet Repath (Norris) Redpath-Powell - Obituary | Print |

REPATH-POWELL, Edith Violet (née Norris) -

Repath-Powell_Edith(December 1, 1934 - January 16, 2015)

Died peacefully in her sleep at Ajax-Pickering Hospital on 15th January, 2015, in her 80th year.

She is survived by her husband David Powell, son Richard Repath, and a large extended family.

Predeceased by her first husband Bob Repath, and her parents Harold (killed at Dieppe) and Edith Norris.

She will be especially missed by her siblings Reg, Pat, Greg, Mike, Paul and Sheila, as well as by her grand-daughter Kayla and step grandchildren Mhari and James.

Edith enjoyed a long career in the publishing industry before moving on to a very successful experience with Avon, where she especially enjoyed sharing joy and beauty with the many friends she made over the years.

Friends will be received at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME (28 Old Kingston Road, Pickering Village, Ajax, Ontario 905-428-8488) on Monday, January 19th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

The Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, January 20th at 2:00 p.m. at the Safe Haven Worship Centre, located at 1084 Salk Rd., Unit 12 Pickering. Cremation to follow.

Many thanks to the exceptional staff at Ajax-Pickering Hospital for their care over the years, but especially for their kindness during her final illness.

If desired, donations can be made to Safe Haven Worship Centre.

Online condolences may be placed at


RYAN, Elizabeth 'Beth' (Nelder) Ryan - Obituary | Print |

RYAN, Elizabeth 'Beth' (nee Nelder) -

Peacefully on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Mount Nemo Christian Nursing Home at the age of 95.

Predeceased by her husband Frank.

Survived by her children Ann (Keith Nelson), Julia Ryan, John (Diane) and Patricia (Doug Burns).

Beth will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Beth's wishes, cremation has taken place.

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


SAWDON, Robert G. 'Bob' Sawdon - Obituary | Print |

SAWDON, Robert G. 'Bob' -


(February 24, 1925 - January 17, 2015)

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Robert at the age of 89 on January 17, 2015, at the Ajax/Pickering Hospital, with his family by his side.

Beloved husband of Patricia for over 64 wonderful years.

Loving father to Douglas, Robert, Edward (Yvonne) and Lynda.
Cherished grandpa to Michael, Sergio and Jamil.  Adored brother to William of Kelowna BC. And Barbara of Dundas ON.

Predeceased by brothers Don, Jim and Sister Marjorie.

Caring uncle to Martin, Bruce, Gary, Louise, Ernie, Donald and Jim. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Family and friends will be welcomed to the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Old Kingston Rd., Ajax, ON, L1T2Z7 (905)428-8488 for a visitation on Thursday, January 22nd from 11am - 1pm.  Funeral Service in the chapel at 1PM. Interment to follow at Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the War Amps or a CHARITY of your choice.

Online condolences may be left at


SIRRS, Mary Margaret (Lucas) Sirrs - Obituary | Print |

SIRRS, Mary Margaret (nee Lucas) -

Sirrs_Mary(January 14, 1933 – January 17, 2015)

Mary Margaret Sirrs (nee Lucas) passed away peacefully at home in Whitby, ON. She had celebrated her 82nd birthday three days earlier.

She was a devoted wife of Robert Douglas Sirrs, a retired Canadian Foreign Service Officer and former Ambassador.

Loving mother Laurel (late Bruce) of Rye, New York, Reid (Diane) of Ottawa/Afghanistan and Owen (Julie) of Missoula, Montana. Margaret has nine cherished grandchildren, Natalie, Lucas, Matthew, Kori, Gillian, Meredith, Jonah, Lucy and Susan.

Predeceased by her parents, Alexander Burton Lucas, former director of education in London ON and Alfreda Cowan Lucas (Mitchell). She is survived by her brother Kenneth Burton Lucas (Isobel) and cousins, nieces and nephews.

Margaret earned a BA from the University of Western Ontario in 1954. Her early life in Chatham, London and Toronto had been sheltered and stable. However, all that changed as her marriage led to an exciting and fulfilling life abroad. As a dedicated partner she served along side her husband through many diplomatic assignments, several of which took place during turbulent times of unrest and warfare. Starting with the Canadian Embassy in Venezuela, there were postings to Consulates in New York, Chicago and Atlanta, the Canadian High Commission in Pakistan, and Embassies in Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica (Panama, Honduras, Salvador and Nicaragua).

She faced the challenges of raising a family under difficult conditions. In addition to entertaining foreign Dignitaries with charm and grace, she immersed herself in new cultures, new languages and local organizations.

After retirement in Whitby, Margaret became active in the Lakeridge Health Organization. Starting out as a volunteer, she became President of Lakeridge Health Volunteer Services in Whitby and then Chair of the Board of Lakeridge Health Volunteer Council in Oshawa. She was involved in the Food Bank at All Saints Anglican Church in Whitby. She was a long-standing member and President of her Chapter of P.E.O., an International Woman’s Organization, whose primary focus is providing educational opportunities for female students world wide.

In her spare time she was a voracious reader and avid gardener. An animal lover with a huge heart, she had many dogs and cats over the years, many being rescued from harms way. 

 Her final resting place will be at her beloved Sand Lake where she has spent summers since her early childhood.

Margaret was much loved by family and friends. She will be remembered for her lasting contributions, her strength, devotion, grit and incredible grace. She will be missed by those whose lives she has touched.

Visitation will take place at All Saints Anglican Church, 300 Dundas Street W., Whitby on Saturday, January 24th from 12:00 Noon until time of funeral service in the church at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Humane Society of Canada – A gift of life in Memoriam.


SITTA, Julia Sitta - Obituary | Print |

SITTA, Julia -

Peacefully passed away at Bloomington Cove, Stouffville on Saturday, January 17, 2015.

Julia Sitta (nee Zigeuner) of Aurora and formerly of Richmond Hill at 89 years of age. Beloved wife of Karl Sr.

Loving mother of Gerhard and Karl Jr. (Erin Cole-Sitta). Proud grandma of Kyle (Erin Jones); Owen and Hazel. Cherished great grandma of Cameron.

Dear sister of Erna Doane (Steve) and late Emmerick Ziguener.

Funeral service will be held in Bradford on Friday, January 23rd.

In Julia’s memory, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

THOMPSETT, Dorothy Margaret (Wilson) Thompsett - Obituary | Print |

THOMPSETT, Dorothy Margaret (nee Wilson) -

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the age of 91 on January 17, 2015 at Leisureworld Altamont.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Eric, sons Donald (Gabriel) and Robert "Bob". Loving mother of Helen (James), Jim (Judy), Barb, Terrance and daughter-in-law Debbie.

She will be missed by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends.

Thank you to the staff at Leisureworld Altamont for your wonderful care and attention while looking after Dorothy.

Funeral service will be held in Scarborough, on Wednesday, January 21st.

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


VAITHILINGAM, Sivalingam Vaithilingam - Obituary | Print |

VAITHILINGAM, Sivalingam -

Peacefully on Saturday, January 17, 2015 Sivalingam Vaithilingam.

Dearly beloved husband of the late Kamla Vaithilingam.

Dear father of Dr. Shan Vaithilingam, Dr. Indrasen Vailthilingam and Beschica Taurozzi. Loving grandfather of Sabbath, Sarah, Daniel and Grace. Dear brother of Rani, Krish, Sudhama and Sastri.

Retired high school teacher of Royal York Collegiate, Mimico Collegiate and Martin Grove Collegiate.

Siva will be lovingly remembered by all of his family, friends and students.

Service will be held in Etobicoke, on Monday, January 19th.

Service in the chapel Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by cremation.


WALLACE, Ann (Lord) Wallace Obituary | Print |

WALLACE, Ann (nee Lord) -

Wallace_AnnPeacefully and surrounded by family, at Joseph Brant Hospital on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the age of 97.

Predeceased by her beloved husband, Herbert (2014).

Loving mother of Dennis (Anne), Sharon (John), David (Star), Lynne (Duncan), and Carol (Sean). Cherished grandmother of Shawn, Tara, Michelle, Tanya, Jeff, Aprile, Amber, Clayton, Ryan, Garth, Jason, Tony, Scott, Anne, Lora, Kevin, Nicole, Yvonne, Andrew, and 25 great-grandchildren.

Predeceased by daughter Janice (1950); parents, Wallace and Florence; and brothers, Wilbert and Frederick.

Ann will be dearly missed by family and friends.

Funeral Mass on Thursday, January 22nd at St. Paul the Apostles Roman Catholic Church, 2265 Headon Road, Burlington at 1 p.m. Reception to follow. Interment in Toronto at a later date.

WALTON, William 'Derek' Rosslyn Walton - Obituary | Print |

WALTON, William 'Derek' Rosslyn -

Derek "'Braveheart' Walton's journey with ALS came to its conclusion on Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie, Ontario. He is now skydiving with the angels.

Derek's motto in life was;

Derek came to Canada from Glasgow, Scotland in June of 1968 to work for the Bank of Nova Scotia. After 5 years, he accepted a position with TD Bank where he stayed for 25 years and he married and raised two beautiful daughters. He retired in 1999 and began a life filled with curling, golf, travelling and more importantly volunteer work with the Cancer Society.

May of 2002 brought news that changed his planned path in life forever. He was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrigs Disease. His focus in life became raising awareness of this terrible disease and fundraising for a cure. He set up a family foundation at Sunnybrook Hospital called THE WALTON CURE 4 ALS FUND and to date Derek has raised over $300,000 to support the efforts of Dr. Lorne Zinman and his team at the ALS Clinic. His efforts brought him great peace and satisfaction. He was honoured for this with (2010) The Order of the Spirit Catcher Award, (2012) Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal and (2013) The Sunnybrook Rose Award.

Derek is predeceased by his parents William and Esme Walton, sister Evelyn (Williams) Walton, father in law Paul Rowat and wife Trudi Walton.

He is survived by his wife Diane Rowat-Walton, children Shelley Anne and Lorne Knapp (Langley BC), Debbie Walton and Jose Garcia (Brampton On), Bradley and Tammi Archer (Okotoks AB), Amy and Greg VanderWerff (Sandy Utah), mother in law Joan Rowat and brothers in law David and Dan.

Derek loved and adored his 8 grandchildren: Jonathan, Brandon, Wesley, Dustin, Rachel, Caleb, Wyatt and Levi. He is also survived by niece Susan and family and nephews Ronnie and Robert.

A very special thanks goes out to the people who supported Derek over the last 10 years: staff at St. Elizabeth and ILS, nurses at Bayshore, our case managers at CCAC, staff at ALS Canada, The Sunnybrook Foundation, ALS Clinic at Sunnybrook, Stroud Medical Clinic and Hospice Simcoe,

A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will held in the spring, details will be provided at a later date. Arrangements out of Elmvale.

We would ask that any Memorial Donations be made to THE WALTON CURE 4 ALS FUND at or Hospice Simcoe, Barrie, Ont.

Derek is smiling down on us, dressed in his kilt and tartan tam with a glass of scotch in his hand. We will toast him in the spring with a sip from his scotch whisky collection

AUSTIN, Margaret Jean Austin - Obituary | Print |

AUSTIN, Margaret Jean -

Passed away peacefully in her sleep after a brief illness on January 16, 2015 at the age of 91.

She was born on April 23, 1923 to Ernest Gordon and Margaret McGregor Webster. Margaret grew up in Toronto and graduated from Central Technical School in Toronto. Margaret married Alan Frederick Austin in Toronto in 1945. They were most happily married for 34 years. Dad was the love of her life.

Margaret was an active member of both the Avenue Road and Jarvis Street Baptist Church choirs, which Alan directed. After Alan's premature death, Margaret, very broken, found the internal strength to become the head of her young family.

She was a spiritual woman with a passion for music, arts and animals.

Margaret was preceded in death by her younger brother George Ernest Gordon. Margaret is survived and will be sadly missed by her daughter Laurene, son Gordon, sister Marjorie and three grandchildren Spencer, Sydney and Cameron.

Funeral service will be held in Toronto, on Tuesday, January 20th.

In lieu of flowers, Margaret would have requested donations be made to the Humane Society.


BALL, Jane Ann (Barnard) Ball Obituary | Print |

BALL, Jane Ann (nee Barnard) -

Ball_JaneBorn on July 30, 1934 on the Island of Guernsey in the Channel Islands, passed away at Hampton Terrace Care Centre on Friday, January 16, 2015 after a courageous battle with Alzheimers.

Daughter of the late Thomas Barnard (1971) and Nancy Mallett (1986).

Loving mother of Beverly Ball and Gary Ball (Paula). Cherished Gran to Nikki and Aaron Ball. Dear sister of Diane Whiskin (late Bill) and Aunt Jane to Elaine, Andrea and Alan (Caroline). Also will be sadly missed by the Barnard and Mallett Cousins.

Jane retired from Westinghouse in 1991.

Private Cremation has taken place. Service of Remembrance will be held in Burlington on Tuesday, January 20th.

For those who wish, donations in memory of Jane to The Alzheimer Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

BARNES, Melba Theresa Barnes - Obituary | Print |

BARNES, Melba Theresa -

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Melba Theresa Barnes.

Her spirit and generous heart will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her mother Patricia Barnes, her husband Lambert McKenzie, her daughters Kayla, Elizabeth and Kelly and her granddaughters Adelina and Samantha.

She will be remembered with great affection by her many brothers and sisters and extended family.

Memorial Service will be held in Scarborough, on Wednesday, January 21st.

If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.


BECK, Evelyn Geraldine Beck - Obituary | Print |

BECK, Evelyn Geraldine -

March 13, 1930 (Montreal, QC) January 16, 2015 (Brampton, ON)

Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Beck, sister of Vincent and sister-in-law of Jeannette, Evelyn passed away peacefully at Extendicare-Brampton on January 16, 2015.

Evelyn was a devoted Catholic who loved her friends, travelling and shopping.

She had a warm heart for animals, particularly the birds who were her companions throughout the years.

Evelyn was predeceased by her brother Vincent by only three weeks and now leaves her loyal friends, sister Anne, Jean, Jennifer and Barbara her sister-in-law Jeannette, nephew Steven, niece Lynda, as well as grandnephews Michael and David, and grandniece Lysa.

Funeral Mass on Saturday, February 7th at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Fisher, 300 Balmoral Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 1V6; followed by her burial in Mississauga.


BUCHANAN, Heidi L. (GRULKE) Buchanan - Obituary | Print |

BUCHANAN, Heidi L. (nee GRULKE) -

Peacefully at Avalon Care Centre on Friday, January 16, 2015 in her 85th year.

Beloved wife of Laurence (Laurie) of 60 years. Loving mother of Heidi Ann (Peter Bishop) and Duncan Fraser.

Cherished grandma of Cameron Laurence and Amy Elizabeth. Predeceased by parents Gustav and Ottilie Grulke; sisters Lucy Moman, Elly Grulke and Wally Grulke.

Heidi will be greatly missed by other relatives and friends. Heidi was well known in her beloved community and served as president of the Orangeville Concert Association and was a longtime member of IODE.

Funeral Service will be held at St. Mark's Anglican Church, 5 First Avenue, Orangeville, on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 11 a.m.

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


BURGENER, Robert (Bob) Burgener - Obituary | Print |

BURGENER, Robert (Bob) -

Thanks to the exemplary compassionate care of Dr. Zareena Syed and the 9th Floor West staff, Bob died very peacefully in his 90th year on January 16, 2015 at Scarborough Centenary Hospital.

A generous businessman in Scarborough for 30 years, he was also known as "Sunrise Bob" for his 50 years of daily jogging to his beloved Lake Ontario at sunrise. He leaves with great love "Beautiful Jean" his wife of 66 years and cherished children Carl (Maude), Christiana De Croos (Alick) and Catherine Newman (Stephen). Bob will be much missed by sisters and brother-in-law Peggy Telford, Jane Burgener, Cory Burgener and Don Ellis and remembered with great affection by the children of his siblings and lifelong friends Janice, Rob, Fred, Sandi, Derek and John Burgener; Mary, Peter and Andrew Telford; Patti, Sue, Steve and Val Ellis; Michael, Marianne and Robyn Burgener; Bev Desaulnier Lawless and Carol Lawless; Kass, Nancy and Megan Banning. Bob is predeceased by his much-loved son Mark.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Mental Health Council For Scarborough, where Bob volunteered for many years.

A celebration of Bob's good, long life will be held by Lake Ontario in the spring.


BUSUTTIL, Aria Jordyn Busuttil Obituary | Print |

BUSUTTIL, Aria Jordyn -

Busuttil_Aria(October 27, 2013 - January 16, 2015)

Our Aria was born on October 27, 2013 and our family gained a beautiful little sister and a loving daughter. Aria brought such joy to everyone, always smiling and laughing, mostly because of her older sister. She loved to be cuddled and loved to play. Making noise was her favourite activity, the louder the better.

Aria loved music, always bobbing her head to what ever we had playing. Early 90’s dance tracks were a big hit with her.

Surrounded by her family on January 16th, 2015, our angel Aria was given her wings. The love and memories she brought to our lives will forever be with us.

In memory of Aria, we ask for donations to be made to McMaster Children’s Hospital and/or Ronald McDonald House in lieu of flowers.

Funeral service will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 139 Martin St., Milton on Saturday, January 24th at 12:00 p.m. For those able to join us to celebrate her life, we ask for everyone to please wear casual, colourful and fun attire.

DALE, James Alsey Dale - Obituary | Print |

DALE, James Alsey -

At Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Friday, January 16th, 2015. James Dale, at 49 years of age.

Beloved son of Ruth and the late Alsey Dale. Loving brother of Keith and Jean Dale of Beeton and Jean and Geoff James of Bath, Ontario.

Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews, Nicole (Alex), Augusta, Jesse (Carleigh), and Austin.

Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held at a later date.


DeQUETTEVILLE, Clifford William DeQuetteville - Obituary | Print |

DeQUETTEVILLE, Clifford William -

Of Hamilton, passed away suddenly in his sleep on Friday, January 16, 2015, in his 78th year.

Loving father of Michael (Lisa) of Guelph, Mark of Ajax and Miles (Liza) of Ottawa.

Friends and family will be received at the building he worked and lived in for the last 13 years at 555 Queenston Road, Hamilton on Saturday, January 24th from 1 – 2 p.m. with a celebration of life service at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow. For location and parking details please contact

Cremation arrangements entrusted to McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558).

Donations made in memory of Clifford to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by his family.

Online condolences may be made at


DIAS, Mary 'Juliet' Dias - Obituary | Print |

DIAS, Mary 'Juliet' -

Dias_MaryPassed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family on Friday, January 16, 2015 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

Beloved wife of Jerome “Jerry” Dias. Loving mother of Donna (David) Endicott, Rosemarie Dias, Jacqueline (Harvey) Curl and Jerry (Leslie) Dias. Cherished grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Dear sister of Iris Dias. Juliet will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Hillsdale Terraces and Lakeridge Health Oshawa for their loving and compassionate care of Juliet.

Visitation will be held at the DESTEFANO FUNERAL HOME, 1289 Keith Ross Drive, Oshawa (south side of Taunton Road, east of Thornton Road) 905-440-4595 on Tuesday, January 20th from 2:00-4:00pm & from 7:00-9:00pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 130 Watford Street, Brooklin on Wednesday, January 21st at 11:00am.

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

Memories may be shared at


DUGUID, Iris Anne (DOWN) Duguid - Obituary | Print |

DUGUID, Iris Anne (nee DOWN) -

Co-founder of C. J. Duguid Floor Coverings

April 26, 1920 - January 16, 2015

Iris peacefully passed away surrounded by family at the age of 94. 

Predeceased by her husband, Charles John Duguid. Loving mother of: John (Lynne Galbraith), Mary (Garry Herridge) and James (Audrey). Cherished Nana of six grandchildren: Jodie Anne, John (Candace), Carrie-Annie (Mitchell), Jamie (Leah), Sarah (Mark), Caitlin and her four great-grandchildren: Taylor, Shannon, Amber and Cody. Iris spent many years in the flooring industry along with her husband Charles and together they established C. J. Duguid Floor Coverings. When times were lean she went to work at Simpsons in "The Room" to raise capital to invest in their business. Iris enjoyed many activities. Golf was her passion, winning many club tournaments. She also enjoyed curling and making beautiful works of ceramic art together with Charlie. Iris was an avid gardener who won many awards for her beautiful garden.

Iris's final years were spent at Rouge Valley Extendicare and the family wish to thank the nurses and PSWs (Barbara for her long chats, June for her compassion, Gwendolyn who called her "Hey sexy Momma", Alfredo her "Joe" who called her "Princess of Wales" and Ginnite) for their care and also the activation staff Jane, Michaela and Helen who accompanied Iris on trips: fishing, to the farm, aquarium and daily activities. Happiness is...calling BINGO!

A special thank you to Rosie, for her caring nature in assisting Iris. Iris was a wonderful lady who touched the lives of all who knew her. Iris's smiling face, her great sense of humour and genuine thoughtful interest towards others will be truly missed.

Funeral Service will be held in Scarborough, on Wednesday, January 21st.

If desired, flowers or a donation in memory of Iris may be made to CNIB. A longtime member of SEICHO-NO-IE Toronto Centre.


EDEY, Ed 'Officer Ed' Edey - Obituary | Print |

EDEY, Ed "Officer Ed" —

Peacefully, at home on January 16, 2015. Loving husband of Linda. 

Proud Dad of Gary (Maureen), Todd (Shelley), Glen (Julia); and step-children Colin McClintock (Sandra) and Erin Galante (Tony).  Loving Grandpa of Melissa (Michael), Michelle, Ryan (Katherine), Christopher, Zachry, and Douglas, and Papa of Lauren, Regan, and Taryn. Great-grandpa to Hailey. 

Dear brother of Gertie Campbell and Dr. Bruce Edey (Veronica).  Ed will also be lovingly remembered by many other family and friends.  Retired from 35 years as a Toronto Police Officer. 

Friends may call at Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke (between Kipling and Islington Aves.) on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m only. 

If desired, donations in memory of Ed may be made to the Canadian Red Cross or The Salvation Army.


EISEN, David Michael Eisen - Obituary | Print |

EISEN, David Michael, P.Eng. -

January 5, 1923 - January 16, 2015

Died peacefully at North York General Hospital with his son by his side. Beloved husband of 69 years to Ruth Jewel Kert Eisen.

Survived by sons Michael (Marjorie Nichol) and Cliff (Katy Vernon) and devoted grandchildren Jessica, Sarah, Ben and Sam.

He will be sadly missed. He was an engineer, business executive, scuba diver, skier, photographer and opera enthusiast. David never ceased striving for a loving, productive and close family.

Special thanks to the staff and residents of the Teddington Retirement Residence for helping to make the last year of his life one of his most fulfilling.

A private funeral service for immediate family members will be held on Sunday, January 18th.


EVANS, Olga Evans - Obituary | Print |

EVANS, Olga -

It is with deep sorrow I announce the passing of my loving mother Olga Evans (Tsatlis) on Friday, January 16, 2015.

Wife of the late Chris Evans.

Beloved mother to her loving, caring daughter Lanna Evans.

Beloved sister of Foula and the late Teka Kaliopi and Menka. Loving grandmother to Ron, Jason and Christine. Beloved great- grandmother to 9 beautiful great- grandchildren.

Thank you to her nephew Tom Stamcos for all his love and support. 

Funeral service to be held in St. Clement of Ohrid (Overlea, west of Don Mills) on Tuesday afternoon at 12:30 p.m.

"May you rest in peace. You will remain in our hearts forever."


FANTA, George Fanta Obituary | Print |

FANTA, George -

Fanta_George(January 1, 1932 – January 16, 2015)

 Passed away at the age of 83, at Grace Villa Nursing Home.

Loving brother to William (the late Anna) and Mike (Mica).

Dear friend to Dorothy Smith.

Cherished uncle to Savinka, Savo, Rade, Elke, Jim, Frank, Bill and Tony.

George will also be missed by many other family and friends in Canada and the old country.

A Funeral Service will be held in Burlington on Wednesday, January 21st. Burial to follow.

GAUTHIER, Greta Joanne (HICKEY) Gauthier - Obituary | Print |

GAUTHIER, Greta Joanne (nee HICKEY) -

It is with incredible sadness that our family shares the news that Mom has left us and journeyed to a better place on January 16, 2015 in her 80th year.

She will be forever loved and remembered by her son John Vincent Hickey and her two grandsons, the lights of her life, Jack Leo and Dylan Patrick Vincent. Predeceased by her youngest son Matthew MacDonald in April 2014. Greta battled her diseases with such courage and ferocity that she left all in awe. All her family and friends will always remember her as a whimsical, yet strong-willed woman, with a wry sense of humour. She will be terribly missed by everyone.

A remembrance of her life will be held at Eglinton St. George's United Church, 35 Lytton Boulevard, Toronto, on Monday, January 26th at 11 a.m.

Thank you to all the nurses and staff at West Park Healthcare where Greta resided for 3 years and a special thanks to everyone at Kensington Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, kindly donate to Kensington Hospice, a wonderful facility that provided Greta (and her family) with comfort and peace in the last days (38 Major Street, Toronto, ON.


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