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CRAIG, William Thomas   -  March 6, 1934 – July 1, 2022

Surrounded by the love of his family, dad passed peacefully, at Trillium Hospital.

Devoted husband of Ora (nee Shouldice) (predeceased), loving father to Tammy (predeceased), Kelly Francis (Lawrence), Billy (Cathy), Tony (Teresa), and Tracey Risnyj (Peter).

MARTIN, Luciano   -   February 11, 1935 - July 1, 2022

Emigrated from Cimpello, Friuli, Italy, on March 25, 1952 - a new life of opportunity with brothers, Giovannin and Lino and sister, Salute Maria; high school, university, MA in Geophysical Engineering; founding his consulting company CASE (the beginning of the acronyms); marriage of a lifetime to his sweetheart Milvia; settling in his beloved home on the ravine in Rexdale.

ACKERMAN, Hannah   - On Thursday, June 30, 2022. Beloved wife of Peter Starke for 32 years. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Henry and Alegre Ackerman, Leslie and Lenka Ackerman, Susan Ackerman and Ida Mapelli, Heidi Starke and Paul Giannoulis, and Stephen Starke.

Dear sister of Hassie Powell of Curacao.

Kesten ElaineKESTEN, Elaine   - Our beloved Elaine Kesten, daughter of Robert Kesten and Yetta Hershorn Kesten, sister of Richard Kesten, passed away on July 29, 2022, at age 81, in Toronto, surrounded by love and care.

She is survived by her children, Robin Gorn and David Gorn, wife Erin Gorn and grandchildren, Billy and Talia Gorn.

Beloved cousin of the Lazar, Hershorn, Kesten and Lebow families.

Elaine traveled the world and touched many people with her honesty, courage, originality and generosity of heart.

 

HUBBERT, Gordon Kenneth "Ken"    -  1937 - 2022  It is with heavy hearts that Ken's family announce his passing at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at the age of 85.

Beloved husband of Jeanette.

Loving father of the late Douglas, Lee (Les), Bruce (Stephanie), and Tara (Steve).

Plainchek MariaPLAINCHEK, Maria (nee Sitar)   -  December 8, 1921 - June 28, 2022

Maria passed away peacefully in her 101st year at Dom Lipa.

She is predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Charles.

Maria was a kind and generous soul who had a wonderfully warm (and sometimes mischievous) sense of humour.

She accepted whatever life threw at her with stoicism and grace.

She is survived by siblings, Julia, Angela, Luciana, and Franz; and predeceased by Stanko, Carlos, Louise, Milka, and Anna.

SPEAR, Marie Gisele  -  September 5, 1937 - June 28, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marie Gisele Spear, who departed gently on June 28, 2022, at the age of 84, in her home surrounded by her family. 

ARMSTRONG, Jeanne Mance (nee McNICOLL)   - Passed away peacefully, at home in Toronto, on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, aged 83, alongside her son, Matthew; and sister, Monique, after succumbing to colon cancer. 

ROCKERT, Judith  -  It is with deep sadness that the family of Judith Matthews Rockert announces her death on June 27, 2022, at 84 years of age.

Born in Windsor, Ontario, daughter of the late Belle and Ben Matthews.

She is survived by her cherished daughter, Wendi Rockert; and her treasured granddaughter, Lauren Rudolph of Toronto, Ontario; her dear granddaughter, Mia Manini; and her great-grandson, Daniel Arturo of Milan, Italy.

HUMPHRIES, Douglas R.   -  Surrounded by his family, on June 27th, Douglas R. Humphries (born June 9, 1934) passed away peacefully at North York General Hospital after a brief illness.

Douglas is survived by his loving wife, Sonya, of 63 years; father to daughters Sandra (Arnott) and Lauren (Moir); and grandfather to Lesley, Colin, Nathanael and Conrad.

Opekan MarionOPEKAN, Marion (nee WITUSHYNSKI)    -  October 12, 1923 - June 27, 2022

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Marion Opekan, at Sts. Peter and Paul Residence, on June 27th, in her 99th year.

Predeceased by her adored daughter, Judy Ann, she is survived by her beloved son, Brian.

Marion will be missed by her sister, Jennie Rudyk (sisters predeceased – Mary Obal, Anne Stephens and Julia Tutkaluk), and by her many nieces and nephews, grand and great-grandnieces and nephews, who will fondly remember holidays on the farm in Niagara, her delicious pyrohy and the most amazing peach pies and strawberry shortcakes.

LeBEL, Claire   -  It is with profound sadness that the family of Claire LeBel announce her passing, on June 27, 2022.

She will be missed by her siblings, Josette (Clément) and Éric (Claudette); her niece, Sabine; good friend, Rick (Mona); and numerous other friends and family members.

DAITER, Fern   - On Sunday, June 26, 2022.

Fern Daiter, beloved daughter of the late Max and Thelma Citron.

Beloved wife of Howard Jay. 

Loving mother and mother-in-law of Jordan and Sandra Daiter, and Les Daiter and Irida Mone. 

Armin AdeleARMIN, Adele Ruth   -  Our beloved mother, Adele, passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, at Lakeridge Oshawa Hospital on Sunday, June 26, 2022, after a two year battle with cancer.

She loved her family fiercely, and will be deeply missed by her sons, Jesse Riley, Ben Riley; daughters-in-law, Leigh and Florence; grandchildren Harrison and Evangeline, Charlotte and Alice; Adele's sister-of-the-heart, Alix; brothers, Otto, Paul, Richard and their respective families; and all of those who knew her.

She is predeceased by her mother, Martha Armin; father, Jay Armin; and son, Mikey. 

Adele was a respected violinist of international acclaim. She toured extensively, played on hundreds of recordings, and was a member of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for twenty years.

HENDERSON, John "Jack"   -  It is with profound sadness, we announce the passing of John (Jack) Henderson, on June 26, 2022.

Loving husband of Diane nee Cresswell (pre-deceased).

Wonderful father to Gailene (Kevan), Christine (Claudio), and Darlene (Asher).

Morris MaureenMORRIS, Maureen Lois Helen Morris   -  Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at the age of 88.

Maureen is survived by her husband of 37 years, Andrew Weishar; her three daughters, Bernadet, Rachele and Christine Racicot; her stepchildren David Weishar (Nancy), Kathleen Weishar, Gerald Weishar (Fran), Michael Weishar (Laurie); her grandchildren Chloe Briggs (Wayne), Julien, Paul, and Marc Chabot (April Dekkema), Laura and Jeannine Proudfoot; her stepgrandchildren Michael Weishar (Negar), Lee Weishar, Shelley Clarke Fraser (Duncan), Glenn Clarke (Jen), Karin Scott (Terry), Kristin, Alyssa and Jaymi Weishar; and her great-grandchildren Annabel, Aliyah, Henry, Owain, Isabella, Katelyn, Liam, Dylan, Jake, Callum, and Bowen.

Prebble BrianPREBBLE, Brian   - It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Brian Prebble, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and dear brother.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine; son, Jeffrey (Swati); grandchildren, Rohan and Morgan; his brothers, Verne (Mary Jane), Paul (Nancy); and sister, Marlene (late Gerald Anderson); predeceased by his grandson, Brody (1996 – 2006); and son, Bradley (1973 – 2021).

He will be lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, friends, and fellow brothers from IBEW.

Brian retired from his career as a Master Electrician, a proud member of IBEW for over 30 years Local 353.

He moved to Bloomfield from Ajax.

Gow JohnGOW, John  -  Passed away peacefully at home, on Saturday, June 25, 2022, with his wife, Nan, by his side.

He shared 64 years of his life with Nan and made sure they lived life to the fullest with love and devotion to each other. John was born in Glasgow, Scotland, a proud Scot.

He fought gallantly for many years to control hemochromatosis but sadly lost the battle.

He was a nature and animal lover, and horticulture became a great part of his life from an early age.

As he grew up, it showed in the glorious gardens he created - all very colourful and a testament to his passion for horticulture.

He was an avid reader, loved classical music and country music, and soccer became a great part of his spare time.

Harvie BryantHARVIE, Bryant Avard   -  Passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on June 25, 2022, due to complications from heart surgery, at the age of 83.

Beloved husband of over 60 years to Sandra (Bull).

Proud father of Scott (Larissa), Kent (Leslie), Mark (Christine), and Brad (Nadia).

Loving "Papa" of Amanda, Ryan, Austin, Victoria, Bailee, and Gregory.

Born January 18, 1939 in Five Mile River, Nova Scotia, where he lived until he moved with his family to Toronto at the age of 12.

Bryant was a sheet metal worker with Local 30 for 25 years until he began his own successful sheet metal business for 20 years.

JUSTASON, Barbara Ann (nee HUMPHRIS)   -  Barbara passed away at Princess Margaret Hospital on Saturday June 25, 2022 at the age of 87.

She was predeceased by her brother Peter Humphris and is survived by her brother Kenneth, and his wife Janice Humphris, and their families.

ZECHANOWITSCH, Aimi Lehte (nee KIBENA)   -  Peacefully, at Michael Garron Hospital, Toronto, on Friday, June 24, 2022.

Aimi was in her 88th year.

HASENHINDL, Carl  -  1940 - 2022

After a long and valiant fight, peacefully, on June 24th, at 81 years.

Beloved husband of 30 years to Nina.

McDERMOTT, Francis   - July 18, 1942 - June 23, 2022

It's with mixed emotions that we announce the passing of Frank McDermott. 

Frank is survived by his loving wife, Karen; sisters, Judy (Judith) and Brenda; children, Jennifer (Jamie), Chris (Kim), Katie, and Patricia; and grandchildren, Mikayla, Payton, Ethan, Shona, Paige, Helena, Madison, Hudson and Cooper. 

Butler DavidBUTLER, David John, P.E.  -  Adored Husband, Father and Grandfather, David, died June 23, 2022.

He leaves his wife of fifty-four years, Maggie; son, Nicholas and his wife, Marsha and their children, Thomas, Eric and Owen; daughter, Claire and her husband, Jon and their children, Joseph, Michael and Evelyn in England.

David was a proud Professional Engineer working at Metro Transportation throughout his career.

He was a true English gentleman with a wicked sense of humour.

He was kind, generous and so very dearly loved.

Costello JohnCOSTELLO, John (Séan) James    -  John, born August 24 1933, left this world the evening of June 23 2022, surrounded by music, which was a constant in his life, and in the embrace of the love and laughter of his family.

Séan was the eldest son of Robert Costello and Kathleen Whelan; and dear brother of Michael, Vincent, Thomas, Desmond, Kevin, Kathleen, Maureen, Tony and Padraig.

He married Jane Patricia Foley in 1955 and shortly thereafter immigrated to Canada with their first son, Robert (Catherine); followed by Séan (Anne), Maureen (David), Sheila (James) and Eileen (Damien).

The foundations of Séan's life were his family, his work, sport and his Irish culture and community.

Corras AllanCORRAS, Allan Robert   -  Passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at the Etobicoke General Hospital, having just turned 99 this past Sunday.

Loving husband to the late Ruby for 52 ½ years and to Ruth for 26 years.

Beloved dad of Linda (Gerry), Jerry (Colleen), the late Danny (Gwen) and Jim (Debbie); stepfather of Alex (Carol) and Linda; Grandpa to Jason (Stefanie), Janice (Shimmy) and Scott (Charlene).

Great-grandpa to Jonathan, Benjamin, and Joshua.

Allan will always be remembered for his love of square dance calling, guitar playing and dancing.