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George GeralynGEORGE, Geralyn Mary   -  Surrounded by the love of her family, Geralyn died peacefully on December 7, 2022, at the age of 71.

She will be remembered lovingly by her husband of 49 years, Bob; and her two children, Lindsay and Reid.

She was a proud and devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend to the many that knew her.

She had a storied career at the University of Toronto and at St. Michaels College, working as an administrative assistant and admission councillor.

Her students meant much to her over her lengthy career.

She will be greatly missed by her large extended family, including her 6 brothers and sisters and many nieces and nephews, the O'Briens and the Georges, whose love and Irish spirit will be with her always.

She will also be remembered by her neighbours on Dallas Court and her church community.

Funeral service will be held December 10th at 10 a.m., at St. Basil's Catholic Parish, 50 St. Joseph St., Toronto, ON M5S 1J4, with burial following at Assumption Catholic Cemetery, 6933 Tomken Rd., Mississauga, ON L5T 1N4. Reception to follow.

If desired, donations can be made in her name to CAMH Center for Addition or Scleroderma Canada.

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POPOWYCZ, Anna   -  Born on January 20, 1923 in Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine.

It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we announce the passing of our cherished mother, Anna Popowycz, on December 5, 2022, at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, surrounded by her loving family.

She lived a long and fulfilling 99 years, only months away from reaching 100.

Purves DonaldPURVES, Donald West   -  November 22, 1931 - December 5, 2022

Our motorcycle loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Donald West Purves of Alliston and formerly Toronto, passed away peacefully in Brockville on December 5, 2022, at the age of 91. 

He will be lovingly remembered by his high school sweetheart and wife of 68 years, Phyllis Mary (nee Pope); his children, Wendy (Mark), Cathy (Calvin), and Brian (Angie); his grandchildren, Lianne, Christopher, Brandon and Shannon; and his three great-grandchildren. 

Don was predeceased by his parents, Ross and Cornelia; and his much-adored older brother, Alan.

Don was a top-tier salesman and marketer throughout his colourful career in the printing industry.

Chubb WilliamCHUBB, William "Bill"   -  June 2, 1942 - December 4, 2022

The Chubb family is saddened to announce the loss of Bill, who passed away peacefully on December 4, 2022, in his 80th year.

Proud father to Christine; loving partner to Lena Belanger; and beloved brother-in-law to Arlene.

Bill will also be dearly missed by his nephew, Drew; and many dear friends.

Bill was predeceased by his beloved wife, Dorothy; and his sister, Sandy (Dave).

A great lover of sports, Bill was a longtime member of the Granite Club and the Don Mills Tennis Club.

RENAHAN, Mary Rita (Marita)  -  Mary Rita (Marita) at 106 years of age, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at Lakeside Long Term Care.

Loving wife of the late James Renahan.

Loving mother of Peter (Marie, and the late Joanne), Patricia (late Ted Meeking), late Terri (late Lawrence Petitpas), Mea, late Miki (John Coutts), Shaughn (Jean Brien), late Jim (late Lydia), and Loretta.

WELCH, Barbara (nee BODSWORTH)    -  On Saturday, December 3rd, with her family by her side, Boo passed away.

Loving wife of 51 years to Ed; cherished mother to Wendy (Duncan), Lisa (Richard) and Lori (Mark); and beloved Granny to Cristian, Holden, Charlotte, Evie, and Molly.

ELWOOD, Norman  -  94, died peacefully December 3, 2022, at Runnymede Hospital in Toronto.

Norm was born October 12, 1928, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to Robert Elwood and Louisa Gowdy In 1952, Norm was part of the original technician team that put the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on the air.

During his 40-year career at the CBC, Norm worked part-time as the House Projectionist for the Canadian head office of Warner Brothers Pictures - which he continued until age 84!

PALMER, Margaret Joan (nee FORD)   -  She will be greatly missed.

She passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on the morning of Saturday, December 3, 2022, at the age of 77.

She is survived by Garry, her husband of 56 years; her children, Christine and Michael (Georgina); and her grandchildren, Cole, Brooklyn and Everly.

CLARKE, Thomas  -  Thomas Clarke passed away on December 3, 2022.

He leaves behind his daughter, Charlotte Clarke; and son, Timothy Clarke.

He is survived by his sisters, Brenda Tedesco (Robert), and Linda Begin (Russ); and his brother, Andrew Clarke (Julie Murray).

HUMENIUK, Magdalyna   -  June 17, 1920 - December 2, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing (at the age of 102), of our dear mother, Magdalyna.

She was the wife of Stefan Humeniuk (predeceased) for 67 years.

Desrocher AudreyDESROCHER, Audrey Bernice (nee HODGES)   -  Audrey passed away peacefully and with dignity, at her home with her loved ones close by on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at the age of 87.

Audrey was the loving and dedicated wife of Ronald Desrocher for 67 years.

Dear mother of Michael (Debbie) of Brampton and Janine Desrocher of Waterloo.

Loving grandmother of Elizabeth (Wes) and Bryan (Jen), Jenna (Max) and Michael (Amber); great-grandmother of Jayden, Audrey, Brooke and Gracie.

Audrey loved literature, and being a published author was one of her proudest moments.

FINKELSTEIN, Sidney Finkelstein   -  Passed away on December 1, 2022, just short of his 90th birthday.

He will be sorely missed by his soulmate,

Leah, his wife of 67 years.

He was the devoted father and father-in-law of Joel Finkelstein and Paula Schipper, Judy and David Snider and Richard and Michelle Finkelstein.

He was blessed with eight grandchildren, and one great-grandson: Cory, Jessica, Dinah, Tara, Sam, Ellie, Emma, Alyssa and Noah.

He is survived by his sister, Frances Marshall.

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Rowbotham Robertpassed away peacefully, at Sunnybrook Hospital, with family and friends by his side.

Robert was born on October 31, 1950, in Belleville, Ontario.

Predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Grace; and brother, David.

Robert will be missed by brother, Larry (Pat); and sister, Judith (David).

Survived by his children, Jasmine, Tanya, Jade, and Mia; and his significant other, Meaghan.

Robert was extremely proud of his 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

ZALTZ, Eleanor   -  On Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

Beloved wife of the late Norman Zaltz. 

Loving mother and mother-in-law of Stuart Zaltz and Tracey Lewis, Jodi Zaltz-Dubin and Steven Dubin, and the late Richard Zaltz; devoted grandmother of Evan, Steph, Sydney and Natasha.

FISCHER, John   -  October 29, 1927 - November 29, 2022

Passed away peacefully, at Scarborough Grace Hospital at 95 years old.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Gertrude; his children, Anna and Edward (Nadine); his grandchildren, Michael (Raluca), Christopher (Kyle), Melanie and Andrew; and his great-grandchildren, Morgan and Rowan.

Jennings JuneJENNINGS, June Ramsden (nee TERRY)   -  1923 - 2022  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Mom, June Jennings, on November 29, 2022.

She will be greatly missed by her daughters, Joanne (George) and Rebecca; her son, Jim (Christine); grandchildren, Liza (Marco), Tony and Ben; and great-grandchildren, Arabella and Sebastian.

June was a friend and inspiration to many, nothing short of a dynamo.

She volunteered at Sunnybrook Hospital for over 35 years. She designed and helped build her cherished cottage and spent every summer in delighted residence.

She was an artist, creating countless paintings, many of them landscapes inspired by the lake. June read voraciously and took continuing education courses into her final year, inquisitive and interested in everyone and everything.

LEWIS, Rowland  - Peacefully, on November 29, 2022, surrounded by family, after a lengthly battle.

Predeceased by his wife of 50 years,

Shirley (March 2022); and parents, Elizabeth (nee Glidden) and Zachary.

McCONKEY, Mary "Molly" Teresa (nee MOHAN)   -  Mary McConkey, known as Molly, passed away peacefully, and surrounded by family on November 29, 2022.

Predeceased by her beloved husband, the late Thomas George, and son, Paul James.

SCOTT, John Alexander  -  November 7, 1930 - November 29, 2022

It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of John Alexander Scott, who passed peacefully with his wife at his side, on November 29, 2022, at the age of 92.

FERRIS, Donald William   -  September 20, 1930 - November 29, 2022

Don passed peacefully, at 92 years old at St. Mike's Hospital following a stroke.

Mourned by his wife, Grace; daughter, Erin; son-in-law, Leigh Smout; grandchildren, Kira, Lane and Byrne Smout, Charmaine Ponce, and William Ferris; and by his many nieces, nephews and their families.

Vihant AlanVIHANT, Alan   -   February 11, 1963 - November 29, 2022

It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Alan Vihant on Tuesday, November 29, 2022.

Deeply mourned by his wife of 32 years, Sheila (Webster); his sons, Matthew and Teddy; his mother, Mary; his brother, Frank (Irene); and his sister, Rosemary (Jeff).

Predeceased by his father, Frank. Loved and cherished by his extended family and numerous friends. Alan was born in Toronto and raised in Mississauga, Ontario.

He attended the University of Toronto and received his Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1987.

After graduating, Alan worked as a design architect with several of Toronto's most renowned architectural firms.

BROWN, David Edwin   - In Loving Memory David Edwin Brown passed away peacefully on November 29, 2022, at the Toronto Grace Hospital.

He is reunited with his parents, George and Ann.

David will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.

JOSTIAK, Cora Foote  -  Daughter of William Poole and Charlotte Matthews (Keeping).

Born in Grand Bank, Newfoundland.

Passed away surrounded by family, at Humber River Hospital, on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, in her 92nd year.

Predeceased by her husband, Joseph.

Gilbert ElizabethGILBERT, Elizabeth Ann   -   February 7, 1928 - November 28, 2022

A Lifetime of Laughter and Love Our beloved mom, Elizabeth Ann Gilbert (Betty), passed away peacefully, at Trillium Hospital, Monday, November 28, 2022, in her 94th year.

Mom was a devoted wife to Ralph Gilbert; and loving mother to: Debbie (Kent), Glen (Elizabeth) and Brent (Vicki).

Proud grandmother to Matthew, Laura, Cole, Clare, Tyler and Bailey. She was a great-grandmother to Tyenna, Lauralie and Tatiana.

Mom and dad worked tirelessly together to establish a Canadian Tire store in Sydney, NS, and another in Mississauga.

Mom always had a positive spirit and would always answer "not too bad", when asked how she was doing, even though in her later years, Parkinson's had changed her life.

LIPSON-KORN, Sheri   - On Sunday, November 27, 2022, we lost our beloved Sheri. Sheri Lipson-Korn died peacefully in her sleep, after a mercifully short battle with lung cancer.

Sheri was small, but fierce and mighty, and lived with passion for everyone and everything that she loved.

De Freitas BlancheDE FREITAS, Blanche   - July 12, 1923 - Mombasa, Kenya  -  November 27, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Blanche de Freitas died peacefully, at Providence Care Centre.

She was born in Mombasa, Kenya, the second of five children of Salustiano and Laura de Freitas.

She is survived by her sister, Greta de Souza (Cedric) of Calgary; her sister-in-law, Ilda de Freitas; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; and siblings, Pina Cardoso, Carmen Mascarenhas and Joviano de Freitas.