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Forbes LawrenceFORBES, Lawrence Thomas (Tom), Q.C.,   -  Tom gently passed away, holding hands with his family, on Sunday, August 7, 2022, in his 85th year.

He is survived by his wife and best friend of 59 years, Mudite (Riss) and his 4 children, Tom (Beth), Sandra (Stephen), Mary (Scott) and Margaret (Jeff).

Tom is Gump to his 8 grandchildren, each of whom he loves fiercely and is so proud of.

He is also survived by 3 sisters and their families.

Tom was a Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation and retired partner at McCarthy Tetrault. As an Officer of the International Bar Association, he spearheaded many initiatives.

Edelist KarenEDELIST, Karen Lynn Edelist   -  Peacefully passed away Saturday, August 6, 2022, surrounded by loved ones.

Karen was predeceased by her mother, Betty Faye; her sister, Lisa Jean; and uncles, Dale and Wayne.

She will be lovingly remembered by her father, Dr. Gerald Edelist; her sister, Laurie and brother-in-law, Mike; six nieces and nephews, Nicki (Andrew), Jamie (Genevieve, Addie and Beau), Carly, Shayna, Camryn and Griffin; aunts, Val (Jim) and Sheila; uncle, Bob (Chris); along with many cousins and friends.

Born in New York, Karen traveled around this world with a compassion for people unlike most others.

She was an outspoken voice on issues she was passionate about, yet perpetually understated in her opinions of her own talents. 

Calderone CarmelaCALDERONE, Carmela Nancy   -  Peacefully, on Friday, August 5, 2022, Carmela Nancy Calderone passed away at 88 years of age.

Predeceased by parents, Joseph and Madeline Calderone; and brother, Anthony.

Beloved aunt of Lawrie, Leah (Greg), Carmela (Chris) and Joseph (Karen).

Great-aunt to Madelyn, Tyler, Evangelie and Ethan.

And sadly missed by many cousins, friends and neighbours.

BIELAK, Ted   - Passed away peacefully, on Friday, August 5, 2022 at the age of 74.

He will be forever missed by his wife, Suzanne (nee Morrison); and daughters, Kathryn and Tara.

HUTCHISON, Mary Downie (nee SCOTT)    -  Peacefully, on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Toronto, in her 96th year.

Predeceased by her much-loved daughter, Catherine-Anne, and sister, Jean Tompkinson.

GROGAN-SMITH, Kathleen "Kae"   -  With hearts full of love and sadness, we announce the passing of mom, our beautiful "Irish Rose" as we held her hands on Wednesday, August 3, 2022.

A loving mother to Liz and Kate; adoring grandmother to Max, Morgan, Aileigh, and Olivia; and great-grandmother to her 5 great-grandchildren.

ROBICHAUD, Margaret Ann (nee NORRIS)   -  Rest In Peace Margaret lost her battle with cancer and sadly, she passed away, August 3, 2022, at the age of 89.

Margaret grew up in Toronto and spent her married life in Scarborough.

KENNEDY, William "Bill" Alexander   -   Retired Property Manager, L.C.B.O Known as "Bill" to his friends and as "Alex" to his family.

Alex passed away at his home in Weston on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at the age of 99.

Ruby ClaytonRUBY, Clayton Charles   -  C.M., B.A., LL.B., LL.M., LL.D. (honoris causa)

It is with great sadness that his family announces the death of their treasure, Clay, on August 2, 2022, at the age of 80, due to complications after heart surgery - a great, tragic irony since Clay was a heart on two legs.

Beloved spouse of Harriet Sachs, adored father of Emma (Jane) and Kate (Andrew), cherished grandfather of Esmé and Caleb, and dear brother of Brenda (Bobby).

Clay practiced criminal and constitutional law for fifty years and was committed to using his legal skills to make the world a better place. He succeeded.

From the start of his career, Clay was a staunch fighter for justice, a brave defender of the unpopular and disregarded, and a calm presence in any crisis.

HUTCHINSON, James Robert   -  May 26, 1937 - August 1, 2022

Peacefully, at the age of 85.

Beloved husband of the late Barbara.

Cherished father of Kim Longlade (late William), Colleen Hutchinson (Brian Attwood), and Marilee Hutchinson (Harvey King).

Duplak PaulineDUPLAK, Pauline   -   In her 101st year, our mother, Pauline Duplak, passed away peacefully, with her sons at her side, on Monday, August 1, 2022.

Pauline was predeceased by her husband, Stefan and her sister, Julia. 

Beloved mother of Stephen (Donna) and William (Debra) and cherished baba of Kaitlyn and Austin. 

Born in Malkovice, Poland on December 1, 1921, Pauline immigrated to Canada in 1948 with her husband Stefan and eventually started a new life in the Toronto area.

After a few years, they moved to the then Borough of Swansea, where they become the proud owners of Swansea Grocery, remaining in the business for close to 25 years. 

During the summer months, Pauline enjoyed spending weekends with family at the cottage on Lake Simcoe, where she loved to garden and host many friends. 

Jackson DavidJACKSON, David Phillip Jackson   -  (B.Sc., M.A., M.A.Sc., Dip.Eng.Mgt., M.Eng.Mgt, Ph.D.)

Passed away at home in his 82nd year with his beloved wife, Susan, by his side.

He will be deeply missed by his children, Scott (Morgan) Jackson of Seattle and Timothy (Laura) Jackson of Toronto; grandson, Carter Jackson; brother, Roy (Susan) Jackson; and nephews, Chris and James Jackson.

Dave was a devoted husband and father who always put his family first.

However, many would fondly remember him for his wonderful sense of humour, passion for learning and life work as a world-renowned engineering physicist.

Finneran JohnFINNERAN, John Anthony  -   Passed away in Toronto, on Monday, August 1, 2022, at the age of 82, after a year-long battle with cancer.

His warmth and kindness will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 54 years, Jacki; daughters, Emma, Sarah (spouse, Jon) and son, David (spouse, Daniella).

John is also survived by his brother, Andrew (spouse Meryl); and three sisters, Mary, Kathleen (deceased spouse Jack) and Anne (spouse Carl) residing in BC.

In London, UK, he leaves behind two grandchildren, George and Olivia; and other relatives in England and Ireland.

Born in Birmingham, UK, schooled in Staffordshire and then served two years in the British Army in Singapore, John soon found his passion for work.

He enjoyed a long and successful career in newspaper marketing and advertising, first at the Evening Standard and then as Advertising Director at the Daily Express in London, in the 1970s.

McKenzie Dr StephenMcKENZIE, Dr. Stephen   -  It is with great sadness that the family announces the death of Stephen McKenzie, at the age of 68, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Stephen was a loving husband to his wife, a proud father to his son and daughter, and an adoring grandfather to his grandson.

Stephen graduated from the University of Ottawa medical school with the highest academic standing before embarking on a 40-year career as a much-loved and respected neurologist at Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga, where he was one of the neurology department's founding members.

Always generous with his time in caring for patients, he was a leader in the field of multiple sclerosis.

He was equally a passionate and dedicated educator and mentor to three generations of medical students at the University of Toronto.

Koutsaris LouisKOUTSARIS, Louis H.   -  September 10, 1952 - July 31, 2022

Always quick with a joke and his signature smile, Louis Koutsaris knew how to make you laugh.

He had a special gift to lift your spirit and warm your heart.

He tirelessly thought of others.

A man generous in spirit, in thought and that which is most precious of all: his time.

A loyal son, devoted father to his three children, a playful and doting Papou to his two grandchildren and an intrepid partner in crime to his wife of 40 years.

He will be dearly missed.

Kalsner Lowe TessKALSNER-LOWE, Tess   -  On Sunday, July 31, 2022. 

Tess Kalsner-Lowe, beloved daughter of Pamela Kalsner and Michael Lowe.

Loved sister of Noah. 

Devoted granddaughter of Jenny and the late Stanley Kalsner, and the late Joyce and Glen Lowe.

Dear niece of Lydia, and Louisa Kalsner, Nancy Wilk, and Glenn, Danny, and Rick Lowe.

Galloway ClotildaGALLOWAY, Clotilda (Betty) (nee PICOTTE)  -  June 5, 1925 - July 27, 2022

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Betty Galloway, announce her peaceful passing, at Harmony Hills Care Community on July 27, 2022. 

After 72 years of marriage, her husband, Roy, passed away in 2015.

Betty is survived by her loving daughters, Ann and Gloria and son-in-law, Phil. 

She was a devoted grandmother to Jennifer (Scott), Stuart (Jill), and Leanne (Eric). 

She was blessed with six great-grandchildren that she adored - Mathew, Lauren, Aidan, Maggie, Abbie and Gillian. 

She loved life and everyone was her friend.

Filey MikeFILEY, Mike Filey   -  Born October 11, 1941, passed away peacefully at home, on July 30, 2022, with his beloved wife, Yarmila by his side.

Predeceased by his parents, Jack and Elva; and his younger brother, Don; he is survived by his brother, Bob.

Mike was a beloved uncle and great-uncle to many nieces and nephews, and recently, a great-great-niece.

He was also a cherished friend to many far and wide.

He authored more than 40 books on various aspects of Toronto's history.

Mike graduated with a degree in Chemistry from Ryerson and began his career with Ontario Water Resources (later The Ministry of the Environment).

Neville MargaretNEVILLE, Margaret Neville   -  88, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2022, in her home in Mississauga.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, she moved to Canada in the 60's where she was a loving wife to her husband David and mother to late son David.

She was also a beloved aunt to Bernadette, and a grandmother figure to Hayley and Marcus.

Her bright spirit and positive outlook on life will be sorely missed by all who were lucky to know her.

SCROFANO, Doreen (nee NEGLIA)   -  It is with heavy hearts, that we announce the passing of Doreen Scrofano (nee Neglia) suddenly, on July 29, 2022 at her home in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Predeceased by her husband, Giuseppe (Joe) Scrofano; Doreen will be dearly missed by her daughter, Marie Scrofano (Gabriel Sanchez); and son, Franc Scrofano.

SHERMAN, Joane Ross (nee BAER)   -  December 19, 1931 - July 29, 2022

Joane passed away peacefully, at home, surrounded by her family, on her terms, just as she lived her life.

She was a lover of the arts, an accomplished interior designer with a natural flair for space and colour.

Joane was predeceased by her beloved husband, Joseph, of over 60 years; and by her brother, Ricky.

VOYAME, Arthur Henry  -  Passed away peacefully, on July 29, 2022, at the age of 96, in Toronto.

Predeceased by his beloved wife of 64 years, Evelyn Brady.

Much-loved father of Joan, Peter, Ann (Harry), Mark and Bryan (Lori).

Burton HildaBURTON, Hilda Ellen (nee Griffiths)   -  June 7, 1928 - July 28, 2022

Predeceased by her beloved husband, John (Bud) Burton; by her sisters, Mary and Betty; and brothers, Frank, Jim, Don, Fred, and Harry.

Lovingly remembered by her sister, Lily; and brother, Ken; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.

CARTER, Richard Breck  -  Suddenly passed away on July 28, 2022.

In his 73rd year.

Beloved husband of Bonnie for 50 years.

SADOWSKI, Roman   - On July 28, 2022, Roman Sadowski of Mississauga, ON, passed away at the age of 37.

Son to Richard and his late mother, Barbara.

Roman leaves behind his father, Richard; brother, Andrew; Uncle Chester and Aunt Claire; Uncle Henry and Aunt Claudine; cousin, Cameron; and many other friends and family.

JACKSON, Faith Gladys (nee BALDWIN)   -  July 20, 1933 - July 27, 2022

Faith died peacefully, on July 27, 2022, at the age of 89 at Toronto General Hospital, surrounded by her children and family.

Predeceased by her beloved husband, Ernest Bruce Jackson; son, Bruce Wayne; daughter, Donna Lewis; parents, Charles and Gladys Baldwin; and siblings, Stan, Gerald, Gordon, Carl, Albert and Eugene.