ONTARIO - Southern Region, - Funeral & AfterLife Services

SimpleAlternativeFuneralCentres Pickering
GROVESIDE Bnr 400x56 MountLawn R Bnr 400x40

StaffordMonuments Banner 400x40

FamilyInMemoriam 200x40 FuneralPrePlanning 400x40


To place an 'OBITUARY NOTICE'  or a  'FAMILY IN MEMORIAM' (Including Picture)  For:  ONTARIO - SOUTHERN REGION, Please email your submission at: Contact-Us  for immediate posting.  Invoice will be emailed, once Notice is Published.

Bar Blue Horizon Can Obit


Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian 400



OBITUARIES  ...for ONTARIO - Southern Region  







SCHMIDT, Stephen "Steve" Rowland  -  On June 30, 2022, Stephen Rowland ("Steve") Schmidt passed away, in his 81st year, in the palliative care unit in the city of Brantford.

By his side was Lois, wife of 59 years. Dearly missed by his son, Jeffery (Dana, "best daughter-in-law"); grandchildren, Bryce, Madelyn, Joel, and Noah.

Winstone CandaceWINSTONE, Candace Elizabeth (nee UNDERHILL)   -  Peacefully, surrounded by family at her home in Keswick, on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at the age of 63 years.

Beloved wife of Randy Winstone of Keswick. Loving mother of Tyler and Chelsea Winstone, and daughter-in-law Erin Kelk all of Keswick.

Cherished "Gandma" of Kaidan and Farrah Winstone.

Dear sister of Laurie Wallace of Sutton, the late Jackie and her surviving husband Sean and sister-in-law, Kimberley Winstone (James) of Caledon.

Daughter of the late Larry Underhill and Edith (nee Chupka), formerly of North York.

Culshaw ReneéCULSHAW, Reneé (nee BICKERSTAFFE)    -  Peacefully, at Headwaters Health Care Centre on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at the age of 91.

Beloved wife of the late Ronald Culshaw (2013).

Dear mother of Bob (Susie), Rick (Anne), Sue Hajer and Larry (Sarah).

Cherished "Nana Reé" of Dayle, Rob, Stephanie, Nick, Jessica, Jenilee, Justine, Janelle, Cody and Tyler.

"Great-Nana Reé" of Nathan, Emma, Cole, Hailey, Cael, Dean, Reid, Wade and Penny.

Dear sister of Ronnie Bickerstaffe.

Renee will also be greatly missed by other relatives and many friends.

Burke TerrenceBURKE, Terrence "Terry"    -  February 28, 1941 – June 29, 2022

Terry Burke was taken from us suddenly, after a brief battle with lung cancer, complicated by heart issues.

Husband, best friend and high school sweetheart of Lynda Burke (nee Wardle); father of Erin (Kirk Prior); and grandfather to Declan Prior.

Terry will be deeply missed by brother, Frank (Liz); and siblings "in-law", Janet Regan, Fred Wardle, and Beth Bruder (Ken); along with many heartbroken nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Terry had a long and successful career in both paper and publishing sales that took him from Toronto to Boca Raton, FL.

Degraaf HeatherDEGRAAF, Heather Ann, M.Ed.   -  March 9, 1952 - June 29, 2022

Heather passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, after a hard-fought and courageous battle with cancer.

She will be forever loved by her sister Debbie Hurd, brother Steve DeGraaf, and nephew Andrew Hurd and his wife Marina.

Heather will be deeply missed by her extended family, many friends, colleagues, students, and all of those whose lives she touched.

Paré MaryPARÉ, Mary (nee FIETSCH)   -  It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Mary Pare, (née Mary Louise Fietsch), on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at the age of 81.

She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband, John, of 58 years, son, Steven (Lina) and daughter, Susan (Sergei Drobner) both of Oakville.

She will also be sorely missed by her four grandchildren, Julia, Michael, David and Sarah.

Mary was predeceased by her parents, Oscar and Bertha and sister, Carol Anne and brothers-in-law, Ed (Penny) and Lou and survived by sister-in-law, Marilyn.

Mary worked in the Operating Room at the "old" Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.

McBRATNEY, Gwendolyn Mabel (nee McCAULEY)   -  Gwen passed away peacefully, on June 28, 2022, at the age of 93, at Bethell Hospice.

She will be dearly missed by her children, Gwen Smith of Elora, Wayne McCauley of Hunstville, late Brenda McNabb of Barrie, Mark McCauley of Orangeville; step-daughter, Lynn McBratney of Brampton; and her half-sister, Gail Norris of Collingwood.

Kortis PeterORTIS, Peter Hendrik   -  Lifelong volunteer at the Markham Fair.

Suddenly, at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at the age of 78 years.

Beloved husband of Lisa Kortis (nee Smyth) of Queensville, Ontario.

Loving father of Peter Kortis (late Mary) of Toronto, Clint Kortis (Nicole) of Whitby and Meghan (Jordan Fitzgerald) of Lakefield, Ontario.

Cherished "Grandpa" of Peter, Landon and Isabelle.

Dear brother of Ronald Kortis of Keswick and the late Harry Kortis.

Pelliccione LoretoPELLICCIONE, Loreto (Lawrence)   -   Peacefully, with his family by his side, at Markham Stouffville Hospital, on June 27, 2022, in his 78th year.

Beloved husband of Rose Celeste Pelliccione (nee Primerano) and loving father to Kelly Celeste Pelliccione, Lawrence Damian Pelliccione and his husband Christopher Jon Rodriguez.

Survived by his siblings, Anna De Cristofaro, Arturo Pelliccione (Helen) and Bernard Pelliccione (Rose).

Lawrence is now reunited in Heaven with his parents, Pasquale and Elvira; brothers, Loreto and Andrea; his sister-in-law, Nelda; and his brother-in-law, Settimio.

He will be held dear in the hearts of his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Cossitt AugustusCOSSITT, Augustus Bert   -   Passed away peacefully, at Tall Pines Long Term Care Centre, Brampton, on Monday, June 27, 2022, at the age of 95.

Beloved husband of Evelyn. Dear father of Edna (Ian) McNair.

Cherished papa to Michelle (Mike), Jaclyn (Greg) and Christie (Andrew).

He will be missed by his great-grandchildren, Logan, Ethan, Jaime, Colby, Owen and Ruby.

In Sydney, Gus is survived by his sisters, Sarah MacLean, Louise MacLennan, Marina Anderson, Virginia Chdzenko and Myrtle (Allan) Matheson.

Gus was predeceased by his sister, Alta; and brothers, George and Eoin.

Gus loved sports - he was active in baseball and hockey in his youth. He loved skeet shooting and could always be found at the range.

Gaterell SueGATERELL, Sue   -  (After Hours Hospital Administrator/R.N., Toronto General Hospital)

Peacefully, on Monday, June 27, 2022, at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto.

Sue, in her 58th year, beloved spouse of Pat Lortie for 15 years.

Loved daughter of Carolyn Martin, and father, Michael Gaterell. Loved step-mom of Mike (Elaine) Lortie and Katie (Chris) Trachsler. Dear sister of Mike (June), Kris (Marc), Tracey and Scott (Erin) Gaterell.

Dear aunt of Andrew (Shaina), Ryan (Natalie), Alexia, Jade, Rowan, Isla; and great-aunt to Everly.

Sue was very proud to be a Registered Nurse for 38 years, and will be remembered as a very giving, caring and loving person.

McManus MichaelMcMANUS, Michael James   -  We are saddened to announce the death of Michael James McManus, who passed away on Monday, June 27th, at the age of 91.

Mike was surrounded by his family: his wife of 47 years Barbara (Miles); and his two children David (Sabrina) and Kelly. He will be missed by his grandchildren, Sophia, Ethan, and Flynn.

He was predeceased by his sister Lee, whom he worshipped.

Lee and her husband Walter Lund had six children all of whom played a key role in his life.

Regan JackREGAN, Jack   - 1951 - 2022  It is with heavy hearts that the Regan family announces the passing of Jack.

He passed away peacefully at home, Monday, June 27th, with family by his side.

He will be forever missed by his mother, Helen; his siblings, Karen (Mike), Charlie (Sharron); and his kids, Lisa (Dave), Andrew (Mandy).

He was the best "Bubba" to 4 grandchildren who are going to miss him immensely: Archer, Lily, Regan and Addison.

BLACK, Marjory Josephine (nee McCART)   -  Peacefully, with her family by her side, at Southlake Regional Health Centre, on Sunday, June 26, 2022, in her 83rd year.

Beloved wife of the late Douglas Edward Black and dear mother of Brenda (Tony Ducharme), Betty (Don Boyle) and Barry Black (Jan).

Ernewein ReneeERNEWEIN, Renee Elizabeth (nee KASTA)   -  It is with great sadness that we announce Renee's peaceful passing, early Sunday, June 26, 2022, at the Rotary Hospice in Stratford, surrounded by family and friends, after a long battle with cancer.

Renee is survived by husband, Rob (Ernewein); son, Weston; daughter, Chase; parents, Annette and Don Kasta; sister and brother-in-law, Kim and Stuart Soroka.

She will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by Uncle Paul DesRosiers; Aunt Jackie and Uncle Roy Keane; mother-in-law Brigitte Ernewein; other family members; and her many friends, clients and colleagues. Renee was predeceased by her son, Reese.

Renee was a true life force, a vibrant and talented lady whose love of life was obvious to all who came within her orbit.

SIMMS, Isaac Stewart Murphy  -  Peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Brampton Civic Hospital, on Sunday, June 26, 2022, Isaac Simms, at the age of 89 years, beloved husband for 68 years of Shirley.

Loving father of Catherine and her husband Frank Cadorin, Susan Bain, and Stewart Simms.

Abbott EvelynABBOTT, Evelyn Ada (Judy)   -   February 21, 1935 - June 26, 2022

Surrounded by her family, Evelyn (Judy) passed gently into God's Hands at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on Sunday, June 26, 2022, in her 88th year.

Beloved Mother of Mark (Darlene) and Christopher (Mary-Anne); and loving grandmother of Michael, Ellen and Stephen; and a great-grandmother to Charlie.

She is survived by her sister, Patricia; and several nieces and nephews.

There are many friends to thank, but we wish to acknowledge the Stangenbergs, the Baileys, and the Gres families for their many years of love and friendship with our Mother.

Campacci AldoCAMPACCI, Aldo   -  God called Aldo peacefully, at home surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at the age of 87.

He will be forever loved and missed by his devoted wife, Denisa.

Beloved father of Ellen (Peter), Dolores (Joe), and Gary (Angie).

Proud nonno of Jonathan (Claudia), Michelle (Luca), Julia (Andrew), Christopher (Nadia), and Steven (Alessandra).

Cherished bisnonno to Chiara, Chloe, Simona, Penelope, Harlow and Hudson.

Aldo will be deeply missed by his many friends and his "DuROCK" family.

HARRIS, Joan Cienwen (nee BAILEY)   -  1933 - 2022  Peacefully passed away, on June 26, 2022, at the age of 89.

Reunited with her loving husband, Wilfred and her siblings, Ken, Jack and Vi.

Devoted mother of Jim, Andy (Janet) and Al (Lisa). Loving "Nannie" of Benjamin and Melanie.

Siddall MichaelSIDDALL, Michael Leighton "Mike"   -  The family of Michael Leighton Siddall is terribly saddened to announce his sudden passing, as a result of a seizure, on Sunday, June 26, 2022.

Beloved son forever of Janice Siddall (nee Leighton) and the late Geoffrey Siddall (June 10, 2022), of Komoka.

Dear grandson of Ian and Janet Leighton (Cadogan) of Roseneath Landing and George and Betty Siddall (Tulpholme) of Belleville.

Nephew of Ian and Aida Cadogan, Ruth Siddall (Bob) of Ilderton, Howard Siddall (Robyn) of Colborne, John Reynolds Siddall (Karen) of London.

Special cousin to Robert, Emeryld and Austin Cadogan of Oshawa, Robert Todd Siddall (Christine), Charlotte and Henry of Ailsa Craig, Janet Siddall Smith (Brad) and Britain of Springbank.

Kos MaryKOS, Mary Helen Philomena   -  A Peacefully, at the age of 92, Mary Helen Philomena Kos, of Toronto, passed away at Scarborough Birchmount Hospital.

She was the daughter of the late Bernard and Anne Currid and was born on April 1, 1930, in Cloonacrin, Co. Sligo, Ireland.

Orphaned at an early age, she left Ireland for the UK and then Canada to become a proud and dedicated nurse, mother, and grandmother.

She left this world grateful for her joyous life with the family that she had built.

Predeceased by her husband, Sandor Kos, in 2001, she is survived by her sons, Richard (Gianna), Michael (Sonja), and Stephen (Sherrie).

KELLY, Andrew (Drew) Anderson   -  December 22, 1946 - June 25, 2022

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Drew Kelly. With his devoted wife, Mary, faithfully by his side, and surrounded by his family in the home he loved, Drew passed away peacefully, on June 25, 2022.

Drew was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Amy Kelly.

Demelo AntonioDeMELO, Antonio   - Sadly, but with grateful thanksgiving for his life, Antonio DeMelo passed away on a sun-filled day at his beloved cottage, on Saturday, June 25, 2022.

Just shy of 90, he had spent his last two days mowing the lawn, enjoying a bonfire with his son, John, and neighbours, and doing what he loved most – puttering around, as he opened the cottage for the summer.

We thought he would live forever, Tony – the successful businessman, negotiator extraordinaire and pillar in the Portuguese community.

We are heartbroken that he didn't. He was predeceased by his wife, Maria Resendes DeMelo; and he is survived by his children: Anne, John and George; as well as his companion, Lucia Mera; and his grandsons, Lucas and Julian. 

DiGiacomo MaryDiGIACOMO, Mary Lee   -  At Frost Manor, on Saturday, June 25, 2022.

Mary Lee DiGiacomo, age 66 years, loving daughter of the late Sam and Ruth DiGiacomo.

Dear sister of Andrea Kirby of Atikokan and John (Christa Metherel-Sedore) of Mt. Albert.

Special friend of Lance Bradimore.

Dear aunt of Megan Suggitt, Grace Sedore and the late Melanie Kirby. Great-aunt of Alyssa Chambers and Autumn, William and Cooper Suggitt.

Great-great-aunt of Regan and Meya Chambers.


Woodard RussellWOODARD, Russell Irwin   -  Dad passed away peacefully, just before his 92nd birthday, on June 25, 2022, at his favourite setting on Sturgeon Lake.

Russ is survived by and was surrounded by, his three children, Greg, Ellen and Jennifer (Gary) and his wife, Sally, whom he loved dearly.

He is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Ben (Jessica), Paige, Claire, Melanie, Scott (Mel), Cole and Christopher; his stepchildren, Brian (Jenn), their children, Brittany and Matt, Kelly (Chris) and her children, Ryan, Cooper and Jimmy; his brother, Mel Woodard; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends, all of whom he loved very much.

Anderson MargaetANDERSON, Margaret Ann   -  Peacefully, at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie, on Saturday, June 25, 2022, Margaret Ann Anderson, at the age of 92 years, beloved wife of the late Thomas Anderson.

Loving mother of Gordon and his wife Lynn Anderson, Maureen and her husband Gordon Jackson.

Cherished grandmother of Mark Anderson (Kathleen Fowler), Adam Anderson (Kim Anderson), Clayton Alden (Andrea Alden), Harrison (Troy) Alden (Terina Baltzer).

Proud great-grandmother of Blair and Brie Alden; Jacob, Tanner and Prudence Anderson; Ryan Clowater; Andi, Ashton and Westley Anderson.