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WOLFE, Helen Wolfe   -  Smashed stereotypes as an educator, writer, and world traveller in her wheelchair, died at home on August 17th, secure in the love of her sister Margie, family and dear friends.

Daughter of Holocaust survivors Josef and Toby Wolfe, Helen was born on July 16, 1953 with spina bifida.

SISCO, Troy Howard   -  August 21, 1968  - July 16, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and tragic passing of Troy Howard Sisco.

Troy was the son of the late Joyce Sisco and Vernon Downey.

QUINTON, Ralph Mac Donald "Don"    -  We are saddened by the passing of Ralph MacDonald "Don" Quinton, on Monday, August 15, 2022, at home, surrounded by family.

Don was predeceased by his wife, Camelia "Gussie", in May 2022.

Canning BarryCANNING, J. Barry   -  It is with great sadness that the family of Barry Canning announces his peaceful passing at home on August 15, 2022 at the age of 92, with his wife Lydia by his side.

He encouraged and supported Lydia, his wife of almost 49 years, in everything she did.

He was proud of and inspired his children Julianne (deceased), Scott, Matthew (Cynthia) and Tonya.

Barry was always interested in what his grandchildren Nathan, Finn and Patrick were up to and enjoyed spending time with them.

His extended family and friends never had to question whether he would help if asked, and he especially enjoyed getting together with them.

NEAL, John Charles Neal, F.C.I.A.,  -  1945 - 2022 , passed away on August 13, 2022, at home, surrounded by family.

John is survived by his wife, Gemma, his children, Tara (Simon), and Erin (Tim), and his grandchildren, Declan, Kayleigh, and Charlotte.

DOrsay LawrenceD'ORSAY, Lawrence Edward   - December 12 1941 - August 12, 2022

Our beloved Larry passed away peacefully, at his home in Mississauga on Friday, August 12, 2022 surrounded by his wife and children.

He was born in Moncton New Brunswick and was predeceased by his loving parents, Ted and Del D'Orsay.

Larry and his parents moved to the Sunnylea area of Toronto when Larry was at the age of one.

Piattelli AdaPIATTELLI, Ada   -  Peacefully, died on August 12, 2022, surrounded by her family, at the age of 94.

Ada Gabriella was born Feb. 16, 1928, in Francavilla, Chieti, Italy.

She was a beloved wife to Enrico (deceased) of 63 years; cherished mother to Alessandro Mario (Loretta) and Maria (Domenic); and loving nonna to Christopher (Sara), Adrian (Shelley), Melissa (Dom), Nicholas (Alyson), Andrea (Kevin); and bisnonna to Sophia, Alessandra, Julia and Angelo.

Ada was famous for her delicious tomato sauce with meatballs, homemade pasta and gnocchi, which were enjoyed at every Sunday family lunch in her home.

Vendrasco AdrianoVENDRASCO, Adriano Giorgio   -   It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Adriano Vendrasco of Toronto, at the age 86.

He was born in Asolo, Treviso, Italy, September 20, 1935.

He was the beloved and cherished husband of the late Anna (nee Tasca); and father of late Frank, Robert (Lydia) and Paul (Natallia).

Cherished Nonno of Jordan, Daniel, Adrian, Vivian and Angelika.

Known for his lifelong working career, he enjoyed gardening, wine making, singing and get-togethers with his close Trevisani friends, and most of all, free time with his grandchildren.

EICHENBERGER, Donald Hugo J.   -  Passed away peacefully, at Silverthorn Care Community, on August 12, 2022.

Survived by his loving wife, Kathleen, of 33 years.

Predeceased by his wife, Shirley and stepson, David.

Ewington GordonEWINGTON, Gordon James Jr. – It is with profound sadness that the family of Gordon Ewington Jr. announces his unexpected passing on August 7, 2022 at the age of 64.

Predeceased by, but now reunited with his loving parents Gord and Penny Ewington.

Gordon will be dearly missed by his sister Lesley Menary, whom was happy to have the chance to reconnect with him over the last few years. Proud uncle of Max and Lexy.

Fondly remembered by his supportive friend Jimmy as well as his community in Toronto who knew him as ‘Wheels.'

BODLEY, John Douglas   -   "Doug" died peacefully, at home in his 93rd year, on August 11, 2022.

Predeceased by his wife, Ann in 2009.

Loving father to John (Sheila) and Janet (Desmond); and amazing grandpa to Matthew, Tim, and Robert.

OHASHI, Giichi Frank   -  Self-taught musician, historian and electrician.

At St. Michael's Hospital, on Thursday, August 11, 2022, surrounded by family, at the age of 92, peacefully entered Nirvana.

Beloved husband of Fumiko. Dear father of daughters, Kelly (Jerry) Ohashi-Pisak and Carolyn (Jeff) Sagara.

HOFF, Thorsten (Thor)    - July 3, 1957 - August 11, 2022

After a long illness, Thor peacefully passed away on August 11, 2022, at the age of 65.

He leaves behind his wife of almost 40 years, Jayne; and four beautiful children: Allison (Tom), Alex (Yael), Laura, and Steven (Ruth).

MAGUIRE, Vernon W., P.Eng,  -  May 10, 1932 - August 11, 2022

Peacefully, on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at the age of 90, Vernon W. Maguire passed away.

He was the beloved husband of Sylvia; father to Deborah Gautreau, Josie Everett (Mark) and Allan Maguire (Mayo).

BODEGRAVEN, Dorothy Mabel (nee PATOIR)   -  Passed away peacefully, at home on August 11, 2022, in her 94th year.

Wife of the late Peter Bodegraven (2001) and mother of Chris (Kathy) and the late Andrew (1989).

Plese MaryPLESE, Mary (nee Maynerick)   -  Mother always said that when she dies, she doesn't want her picture in the notice.

Brother Mike said, "But mom, those are the only ones I read!"

She did like this picture though, taken last year with her much-loved cup of coffee.

Mary was born on February 2, 1922, and after over 100 eventful years, died August 10, 2022, at the Houses of Providence. 

Predeceased by her husband, Steve (1974); son, Michael (2013); and brother, Edward (1983).

She is survived by her brother, John; son, Ronald; daughters-in-law, Margaret, Donna and Cathy; grandchildren, Andrew (Leona), Christopher and Martina (Kevin McGuffin); great-grandsons, Ryan and Justin; and many nieces and nephews. Our family would like to thank the incredible staff at Providence whose care enriched and prolonged her life. 

Werner JoanneWERNER, Joanne  -  Beloved mother of Cory and Jesse Lipman; dear sister to Dianne Werner Simon and Edward Werner.

Joanne passed away Wednesday August 10th after a long battle with cancer which she fought with tenacity and grace.

Joanne dedicated her life to helping others: she worked for many years as a nurse, received her Master's Degree in Adult Education and Counselling, and went on to become a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (RMFT) and Family Counsellor with the Region of Durham for many decades.

She had a kind, loving, and compassionate spirit, a love for nature, and a laugh that could brighten any room.

She will be dearly missed, but never forgotten. 

MEILACH, Salvatore  -  It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Sal on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at the age of 78.

Cherished husband of Jeanette for 53 years.

He was a loving father to Alisia and Jonathan (Alison).

PHILIP, Judith (Jud) Elizabeth (nee BUTLER)   -  The most wonderful mum, a devoted and cherished wife, a dedicated friend, Judy died peacefully at home after a long struggle with Alzheimer's.

Predeceased by her husband, Dr. William (Bill) F. Philip, and her son, Andrew (Andy) W. Philip, she leaves her daughters, Sue, Samantha, and son, Brian, daughters-in-law, Kim (Andy) and Susan (Brian), and grandchildren, David and Danielle (Andy) and Brogan (Brian).

BETCHERMAN, Frances   -  On August 9, 2022.

Cherished daughter of the late Ann and Sam Betcherman.

Dear sister and sister-in-law of Ivan and Donna Betcherman, and Gary Betcherman.

Jarema DanielaJAREMA, Daniela (nee WALACHNIEWICZ)   - Born January 3, 1928 in Lodz, Poland.

Passed away on Monday, August 8, 2022 at Copernicus Lodge at the age of 94 years.

Daniela will be lovingly remembered by all those whose lives she touched. Beloved wife of the late Tadeusz.

Loving mother of Fryderyk (Jan) and John (Jane) Jarema.

Proud grandmother of Jamie, Michael (Tamara), Lesley (Kyle), Stephanie (Noah), Andrea (Mark), Annamarie and Aleksandra.

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.

Fleck ElizabethFLECK, Elizabeth (Betty)   - Passed away peacefully, on Sunday, August 7, 2022, at 90 years of age.

She will be dearly missed by her beloved son, Darryl and his wife, Heather; brothers, Archie and Joe (Marge) Gay; and sister, Karen (predeceased).

A gentle spirit, Betty enjoyed spending time with family and friends and having a good laugh.

Her sense of humour will be missed.

Betty was a long-time resident of Morland Road who was part of the Golden Girls group that met daily at the corner bakery.

KEENAN, Hannah Margaret   -  January 5, 1931 - August 7, 2022

Mom left us suddenly, on Sunday, August 7, 2022.

Hannah is now reunited with her late husband, Jack, of 63 years, who died in 2016.

Mourned by her five children and their spouses, Patricia (Brent Sutton), Catherine (Sam Clarke), Greg (Patti Tasko), Mary Ellen (Mike Reid) and Michael (Carolyn Thompson).

Miller JohnMILLER, John Keith   -  Memories of You It is with great sadness that the Miller family announces the peaceful passing of John Keith Miller, on Sunday, August 7, 2022, at the Village of Humber Heights in Toronto, at the age of 91.

He will be deeply missed by Doreen, his wife of 64 years; daughters, Krista (Jeff), Andrea (Deborah); and son, Jeff; granddaughter, Rachel (Brandon); and sister-in-law, Brenda; and fondly remembered by his nieces; nephews; sister-in-law, Anne; and Jeffcoat Drive neighbours.

Keith is predeceased by his parents, Ada and Norman; and his four brothers, Raymond, Louis, Kenneth and Eugene. Keith and his brother helped run a busy and successful metal polishing firm in Rexdale for many years.

Very special thanks to the remarkable staff of Emma's Village at the Village of Humber Heights.

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.