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Cruden RuthCRUDEN, Ruth (nee ORMSBY)   -  July 26, 1928 – October 20, 2022

Outgoing, positive, independent, and always open to new people and new experiences - that was Ruth Cruden.

Ruth was born in Toronto, the only child of Clarence and Elizabeth (nee Ritchie) Ormsby.

She was a Parkdale CI cheerleader, Eaton's Fashion Council Rep, and a talented sock knitter for the war effort.

On a double date in the late forties she met the dashing Joe Cruden, her partner in love and community service for almost 60 years.

Together, they raised three daughters and turned their home at 89 Queen Anne Road into a hub of activity and hospitality. 

Anthopoulos SophiaANTHOPOULOS, Sophia   -  Passed away peacefully at the age of 75 on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, with her family by her side.

Beloved wife to Chris Anthopoulos; loving mother to her children, Jack (wife, Kathy and grandchildren, Christopher and Karissa), John (wife, Jo-Anne and grandchildren, Sara, Christian and Daniel) and Gloria (husband, James and grandchildren, Patricia, Thomas and Nicholas). 

Predeceased by her parents, John and Slavka Tolkovski.

Survived by her brother, Peter, and his family.

Will be lovingly remembered by her relatives and friends.

KNECHTEL, Ross Maxwell   -  March 11, 1940 - October 19, 2022

Ross, beloved husband of Ruthe (née Honsberger), passed away peacefully, at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, surrounded by family. Loving father to Janet (Gord), Peter (Irene) and John (Leasa).

Proud and devoted grandfather to Mark, Emily (Bryan), Emma, Claire, Natalie, Cohen and great-grandfather of Hudson.

WARNER, Florence Anne Maris   -   On October 19, 2022, at the age of 90 years, Florence (Skipper) Warner left our side to reunite with the love of her life, Joseph Warner.

Loved to the moon and back by daughters, Karen, Jayne and Gail; step-sons, Stephen, Paul; and all of their families.

Guiney DenisGUINEY, Denis   -  Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at the Humber River Hospital at the age of 65.

He was a loving father to his children, Zachary (Angie) and Emillie.

Loving brother to Anne.

Loving uncle to Vanessa, Stephanie and Mary; and loving friend to everyone he met.

He was also a proud service member of the Royal Regiment of Canada where he earned his C.D. Medal.

CUTHBERTSON, Scott James Cuthbertson   -   Age 55, passed suddenly in Toronto, on October 19, 2022.

He is survived by his family: Kyle, Jaden, Elia, and Sophia.

Predeceased by his parents, Eleanor and James. Scott is also survived by many dear friends.

McFARLANE, Nancy   -  Nancy passed away at home, surrounded with family by her side, after a final battle with cancer.

She will be deeply missed by her friends and family; her son, Roderick (Beryl); daughters, Tracy (Jeff) and Natasha; grandchildren, Tyler and Lily; nieces, Jane and Jacqualine; and all her family in Scotland.

Predeceased by her husband, Ian; and sisters, May, Sadie and Jenny.

She had a great love for golf, loved to laugh and make others laugh with her.

McMARTIN, Peggy   -  Died peacefully at home, in her 82nd year, on October 19, 2022.

Mother of Chris; grandmother of Brandon; sister of Nancy.

KOELLE, Patricia   -  1946 - 2022

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Patricia Koelle on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at the Mississauga Hospital.

GARFINKEL, Dorothy    -  On Monday, October 17, 2022.

Dorothy Garfinkel, beloved wife of the late Joseph Garfinkel and William Menkes.

Loving mother and mother-in-law of Andrew and Barbara, and the late Theodore Menkes.

RITCHIE, Donald   -  Passed peacefully, with loved ones by his side, on October 17, 2022, at the age of 96.

Don was predeceased by Burge (Wilma), his loving wife of 71 years, and his siblings, Frank and Margaret Louise.

He leaves behind his children, Susan and Ian; his granddaughters, Liza, Bronwyn and Jenna; and his much-loved nieces and nephews.

ZELOVITZKY M.D., Leon    -  On Sunday, October 16, 2022.

Leon Zelovitzky, beloved husband of Helene.

Loving father and father-in-law of David and Jennifer. Cherished zeida of Madeline, and Rebecca.

Dear brother and brother-in-law of Howard and Linda, Sandra and Brian, Jennifer Lenchner, and Leonard Peress.

WOODCOCK, Margaret   -  Died peacefully on Sunday, October 16, 2022, at Leaside Rivera, in her 80th year.

Born May 10, 1943 to the late Alfred and Mary Woodcock.

Margaret spent most of her working life at the College of Nurses of Ontario.

Waldman ChristineWALDMAN, Christine   -   July 17, 1952 - October 16, 2022

Passed away peacefully, in hospital, with family at her side.

Christine was a devoted wife, mother and an amazing cook.

She had a lifelong career in the construction industry, where she was well-known and respected.

Christine will be greatly missed by her husband, Mick; son, Mike; and her extended family and friends.

BENSON, Maxine   -  On Saturday, October 15, 2022, at Sunnybrook Hospital.

Maxine Benson, beloved wife of Gerald.

Loving mother of Neil.

Dear sister and sister-in-law of Mark and Karina Breslin, and the late Zelda Wagman.

HUBA, Josephine   -   Peacefully, on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at St. Joseph's Hospital, at the age of 100.

Beloved wife of the late Kazimierz Jan.

Adored mother of Danuta, Wanda, Christine, John and Eva.

Devoted Babcia to Matthew, Marissa, Sean, Adam, Mark Alexander, Kyle (predeceased) and Pra Babcia to Kealy, Linsey and Dexter.

WOOD, John David   -  February 23, 1934 – October 15, 2022

David grew up in Ontario, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, in a Salvation Army family.

After receiving BA and MA from the University of Toronto and PhD from Edinburgh, he had a long career as a historical geographer.

Hunter JohnHUNTER, John   -  April 8, 1937 - October 15, 2022

John passed away peacefully, on October 15, 2022, at the age of 85.

Loving husband of Davida for 61 years.

Cherished dad of Craig (Allison).

Beloved son of the late James and Phyllis Hunter, and predeceased by his brothers, William (Bill) and James (Jim) Hunter.

He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Ryan, Jenna and Sarah, their partners, and his great-grandson, Riley, and by his many friends and extended family.

BROCKLEHURST, Charles   -  Passed peacefully, at Houses of Providence, Toronto, on Friday, October 14, 2022, at the age of 95.

Predeceased by his brothers, Fred and George; and sister, Jean.

He will be deeply missed by his niece, Catherine Paris; and valued friends.

JOHNSTON, Malcolm Fraser Johnston   -  (b. Dec. 2, 1946) passed away October 14, 2022, after a long struggle with cancer.

Beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend, Malcolm's wit, sincerity and generosity will be missed by his family and friends.

WALTMAN, Frances (nee ASH)    -  On Thursday, October 13, 2022, at home.

A life lived fully and completely with graciousness and love.

Our dear mother and grandmother, Frances Waltman, cherished and beloved wife of the late Irving Waltman.

Wawryshyn MichaelWAWRYSHYN, Michael Wawryshyn   -  Michael was born 1940 in Toronto; died October 13, 2022.

Predeceased by his wife, Helen; and sister, Mary.

He leaves behind daughters, Olena (Oleh Leszczyszyn) and Oksana Wawryshyn; sister, Anne Wawryshyn; brother-in-law,

Ron Berketa; nieces, Stephanie Dawe (Gregg) and Christine Yuzwin (Nicholas); family in Ukraine and many good friends. Michael attended St. Rita School, Humberside Collegiate and was a University of Toronto graduate. He taught at Central Tech High School where he was Geography department head for many years.

He was among the initiators of the Heritage Language Program that introduced the teaching of Ukrainian in Ontario schools. The Canadian Ukrainian community and his Faith were integral to his life.

Baxter MaureenBAXTER, Maureen   -  January 17, 1936 – October 13, 2022

Maureen passed away peacefully, in her 86th year, with her two sons by her side, on October 13, 2022, at her long term care home in Toronto, Ontario.

Predeceased by her loving husband, Gerry, in 2018, she will be deeply missed by her sons, Gary (Kathryn) and Brad (Jodi); and her grandchildren, Nicholas, Stefanie, Megan and Alyse; sister, Linda; sister-in-law, Patricia; brother-in-law, Maurice; and many nieces and nephews.

Born in London, England, she immigrated with Gerry to Toronto, Canada in 1957. Maureen and Gerry were married for 61 wonderful years, and loved living life together.

They were happiest spending time with their family at their son, Gary's, cottage, and down in Florida. Maureen also enjoyed many family trips back to England over the years, to visit with her sister and her extended family.

HABERMAN, Karen   - Advanced heart disease took her swiftly and unexpectedly and far too soon, on Thursday, October 13, 2022.

Karen is deeply missed by all who loved her. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Michael Whitla and the late Lisa Haberman, the late Jennifer Haberman, and the late Becca Haberman.

Dear sister and sister-in-law of Susan and Stuart Kampel.

ROBERTSON, Ronald Roy    -  Passed away peacefully, in his sleep, on October 13, 2022.

Loving husband to Barbara Jane; dear father to Randi Kurowski; and father-in-law to Tom Kurowski.

Brother to late David Robertson and late Marg-Anne Van Wyck.

BIRD, Jane Marie   -   Passed away peacefully, with her husband, Harold, at her side, on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Jane, loving wife of Harold for 45 years. Sister of Rick Le Gault and the late Cathy Sarson (survived by her husband, Ken and son, Kenny).