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BURZOTTA, Gaetana "Tanina"   -   It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Tanina, on Monday, May 16, 2022, in her 93rd year.

Devoted wife of the late Stefano.

Loving mother of Antonino (Sharon), Rosalia (Carmine) Settino and Vincenzo (Carmela Muia-Burzotta).

BEARD, Marge   -  On Saturday, May 14, 2022.

Marge Beard, beloved wife of the late Cyril Beard. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Paula Beard and James Carlisle, Stephen Beard and Lisa Kolbe-Beard, and Lisa Beard and Eric Tripp. 

BRADLEY, Norma Irene   - January 1, 1936 - May 14, 2022

After a brief illness, Norma peacefully passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Providence Healthcare.

Beloved wife of the late George.

Cesta CarolinaCESTA, Carolina   - January 19, 1929 – May 14, 2022

Carolina Cesta (née Pisegna), was born on January 19, 1929, in Collelongo, Abruzzo, Italy, and passed away, on May 14, 2022, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 93.

Predeceased by her husband Fortunato and brother Antonio.

Survived by her sisters Maria and Felicetta.

Loving mother to Tony and devoted grandmother to Carolyn, Robert, and Luciano.

Cherished Zia to many nieces and nephews and godchildren.

She will be forever loved and remembered by her family and large community of friends. 

CLELAND, Mary Frances   -  Passed peacefully, in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 14, 2022, at the Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, in her 79th year.

She leaves husband Doug, son Scott (Lesley) and grandchildren Madeleine and Jack.

She was predeceased by her younger son Stephen in 2017. Mary was born in Windsor, Ontario, in 1943.

INNES, Marguerite Louise  -   On May 14, 2022, our favourite little cook left the kitchen, now reunited with her beloved cats.

Mother of Genevieve (John), sister of Guy (Therese.

Predeceased by husband John Innes.

KRITZER, William   -  Passed away peacefully, on May 13, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.

He will be loved forever by his wife, Susan Heiner; sons, Darren Kritzer (Karen), Stephen Kritzer; daughter, Lisa Briscoe (Justin); and grandchildren, Avery and Presley, Carter and Benjamin.

SAGER, Mary Chatherine (nee BILTON)   -  Born June 13, 1954, loving wife of Gordon Sager and beloved mother of Heather (Niko Levesque), George (Megan), and Jenni Sager, passed away suddenly at home on Friday, May 13, 2022.

Dearly missed by her sister, Jane Bilton; brother, Ken Bilton; her sisters-in-law, Wendy Bilton and Evelyn Roberts (David); her nieces and nephew; and all who knew her.

LIINVE, Tiina   - Octover 14, 1952 - May 12, 2022

Tiina passed away peacefully, at Scarborough General Hospital.

She was the beloved wife of Andres (Andy).

She was born in Toronto to Johannes and Efrosina Kikkajoon.

Dear sister of Linda Foster (John), aunt of Michael and sister of Jaak (Val) and family.

GROTEK, Stanislawa   -  It is with sad and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Stanislawa Grotek, beloved wife of Wladyslaw Grotek (recently deceased), cherished mother to Richard (Maria Wegorzewski-Grotek) and Irena (Hank Reiterowski) and loving Babcia to Stefanek and Terenia.

Stanislawa passed away peacefully, on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Copernicus Lodge in Toronto.

Hama FusakoHAMA, Fusako "Mary"   -  Fusako "Mary" Hama, 89, passed in her sleep, on May 12, 2022.

Born on September 28, 1932 in Cumberland, British Columbia, Canada.

Beloved wife of Yoneo Henry Hama for 61 years and cherished by her children, Melvin (Jean) Hama and Sharon (Robert) Marr. Loved by her grandchildren Aidan and Brandon Hama and Caroline and Emiko Marr.

Remembered by her brother Takao (Sue) Doi.

Mary was predeceased by her parents Denjiro and Fusayo Doi, and brothers Ikuo and Manabu Doi.

Mary was a loyal employee of Canadian Standards Association until retirement. Mary had an energy for life that will always be remembered and cherished by all. She was a hard worker who balanced work with caring for her family and friends.

HOOTON, Geoffrey   -  Geoffrey Hooton passed away in hospital this morning, May 11, 2022; he was 94 years old.

He is survived by his wife, Doris, married for 69 years; and son, Stephen.

We were expecting it... but it still hurts a lot.

GIFFORD, Elizabeth Rose (nee HERMANN)   -  February 6, 1936 - May 11, 2022

Predeceased by her mother, Anna; her father, John; and her brother, John Hermann; and loving wife of Jim Gifford.

She will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her daughter, Gloria (David Poborsa); and her sons, Glenn and Douglas (Lynn Meadus).

TANENBAUM, Joseph Manuel   - With heavy hearts the family announces the death of Joey Tanenbaum, on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital.

He leaves behind his beloved wife Toby of nearly 67 years (shy 11 days) and children Michael and Sasha, Alan, Marty and Wendy, Susan and Judith, Robbie and Pam. Beloved son of the late Max and Anne Tanenbaum.

 

Merker DonaldMERKER, Donald Stanley  - On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Humber River Hospital, at the age of 79, just 11 days shy of his 80th birthday. Don

Merker was the beloved father to Steve (Cathy), Alli (Matthew), Keith (Lindsay), Brian (Iva), and Ashley, and will provide a lasting legacy for 11 absolutely amazing grandchildren, Kate, Jack, Nathanial, Ceilidh, Beckett, Keagan, Smith, Poet, Remi, Cass, and Gabriel.

Don had an outstanding life. Born in Toronto and raised by immigrant parents, Jack and Sue.

Attending the University of Toronto in the early 1960's, he won numerous wrestling awards while pursuing his passion in medicine.

Don met his first love Judy along this journey, and they created four extraordinary children together.

SQUARE, Joan (nee RICHARDSON)   -  1931 - 2022 Passed away peacefully at home earlier this year at the age of ninety.

She was predeceased by her husband Berkeley, and her brothers Don and Doug Richardson.

She is survived by her son Trent and daughter Meredith.

KELLY, Joseph Gerald  -   Passed peacefully, on May 11, 2022, at the age of 92.

Joseph spent most of his days in East York as an influential businessman, friend and mentor to many.

He was a devoted husband of 56 years to his wife and Miracle, Marie Elizabeth Arbour Kelly (predeceased). Joseph was a loving father to his 7 children Joseph, James, Karen, Denise, Sandra, Deborah and Thomas.

OHASHI, Keiko (nee TSUSHIMA)    -  February 5, 1928 - May 11, 2022

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Keiko (Kay) Ohashi, on May 11th, at the age of 94.

Beloved wife of the late Victor (Haruo) Ohashi.

OPIOLA, Richard   -  Surrounded by his family, Richard Opiola, passed away at age 65, on May 11, 2022, after a long battle with cancer.

Rick was a graphic artist and photographer who continued his creative pursuits in retirement.

Hogan PatrickHOGAN, Patrick   -  Peacefully, with loving family at his side, on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at the Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence in his 90th year.

Beloved husband to the late Caroline Hogan (2006). Loving father to Patrick and his wife Andrea, Susan and her husband Charlie, Ewart "Norm" and his wife Diane, Paul, Fergus, Ursula and her husband Peter and Fr. Seamus.

Cherished "Grandpa" to Kevin, Dana, Taylor, Olivia, Michael, Patrick, Gabriel, Rosalia, Justina, Maria, Carolina, Jacob, Bethany and Maxwell.

 Survived by his sisters, Rosie and Pauline.

Predeceased by his brother, Tom; and sisters, Marianne and Bridget.

Patrick will be missed and lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

BETCHERMAN, Ann   -  Ann Betcherman passed away, on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at Valleyview Residence.

Ann was the youngest of four children born to Miriam and Louis Torontow on February 23, 1925.

Known affectionately as "the Bub" even to her own children, Ann radiated love and caring and always had a warm and beautiful smile. 

BLACKSTIEN, Bev  -  February, 1933 - May, 2022

It is with sadness that we share the passing of Bev, beloved wife to the late Bernie Blackstien, devoted mother to Gary (Tami), Susie (Mark), and Paula (Steve), cherished grandmother to Meiron, Gal (Liron), Jason, Neil, Maya (Adam), and Ilan, sister to Sheila and Anne (Dolly), and aunt, cousin and friend to many.

PAPANICOLAOU, Stravoula   -   On May 10, 2022, Stravoula Papanicolaou passed away peacefully, at the age of 91, in Toronto, Ontario.

She was married to the late Euripidis Papanicolaou for 62 years until his passing in August of 2017.

STERLING-SHEPHERD, Jill   - Sadly, on May 10, 2022, the world lost Jill Sterling Shepherd.

She died peacefully at home, in her sleep, surrounded by her kids.

She will be greatly missed by many, many friends and family members.

WERBICKI, Stefanie Stella   -  Peacefully in Mississauga on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at the age of 86.

Dearly beloved daughter of the late Marian and Kalina Werbicki.

Dear sister of the late Father Walter Werbicki and Mary Kmit.

KERR, Frances Anna (nee GRANT)  -   Frances Anna Kerr, passed into the presence of Jesus, whom she loved and served, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in her 94th year.

She was predeceased by husbands, Wilfred Brown and Thomas Kerr; and her oldest son, Fred.