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BROWN, Marion (nee NORTON)   -  It is with deep sorrow that we mourn the peaceful passing of Marion Brown of Fayetteville, PA, on May 18, 2022, at the age of 85.

She will be lovingly remembered by sister Donna Nesbitt, many nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

Lawrence GregoryLAWRENCE, Gregory William  -   It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Gregory on May 18, 2022, at age 56.

He was very proud of his beloved children and led a full life, with a lifelong passion for learning and a deep desire to spread positivity.

He attained many designations including his CMA, CFA, CPA and, more recently, an FEA (Family Enterprise Advisor). With a career in Capital Markets and Wealth Management in Toronto, he developed strong bonds and many diverse friendships with reciprocal support networks.

He was a Board Director at Reconnect Community Health Services and a mentor and coach to anyone in need. Gregory loved snowboarding, karate, and scuba diving, taking these pursuits on with gusto.

Hein MarionHEIN, Marion Gertrude (nee RICHARDSON)   -  Peacefully and quietly passed away at Barnswallow Place Care Community (Elmira) on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at the age of 98.

Predeceased by her beloved husband, George (2001).

Loving mother of Wayne (Sheryl), and cherished grandmother of Erich.

A classic Leo, Marion was a tiny but fierce lioness who devoted her life to her family, friends, and faith.

Peck JohnPECK, John Gilbert  -  With great sadness, we announce the passing of John Gilbert Peck on May 17, 2022 in Toronto at 89 years old.

John will be forever cherished by his son Gregory (Patrizia) and his two grandchildren.

John will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.

FORFAR, Dawn Anne (nee NESKAS)   -  June 23, 1952 – May 17, 2022

Dawn passed peacefully in her home on May 17, 2022 while comforted by her family.

Dawn will be deeply missed by her partner of 11 years, Chuck Skitch; and her daughter, Bailey Forfar; as well as Chuck's children: Jason (Michelle), and Nicole (Johnny), and grandchildren; Jayden, P.J., Elliot, and Charlie.

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).

Foran VincentFORAN, Vincent   -   It is with great sadness we announce the death of Vincent Foran, who passed away peacefully in Trillium Hospital on May 16, 2022.

Predeceased by his parents; sister, Elizabeth; and brothers, Michael and John.

 Mourned and sadly missed by his wife, Mary (nee Grogan); daughter, Maureen; and son-in-law, Ian; son, Michael; and daughter-in-law, Tasha; son, Terence; and daughter-in-law, Andrea; daughter, Anne Marie; and son-in-law, Des.

"Poppa" was loved by grandchildren, Rachel, Shannon, Patricia, Maya, Cassidy, Kieran, Brayden and Dylan, along with the extended Foran and Grogan families and friends. 

Vincent was born in Glascloune, Doonbeg Co. Clare, Ireland and immigrated to Canada in 1964.

After marrying Mary, the family moved to Etobicoke, where they enjoyed a wonderful life together for 56 years. Vincent never forgot his Irish roots.

Hudson BarbaraHUDSON, Barbara   -   A loving wife and devoted daughter, sister, aunt and friend.

Worked for many years at the Toronto District School Board after a start in her early years at Chapel's Music store.

She enjoyed family time with the Nowickis and Hudsons, and quiet time at the lake.

Barbara, beloved wife of the late Alan Hudson.

Loving and caring sister to the late Eddie Bretta (Diane), the late Alec Nowicki (the late Eileen), the late Stanley Nowicki (the late Florence), the late Margaret Bennet and Victor Nowicki (Mary) and all their children.

KITAZAKI, Dianne  - Born January 11, 1930 Died May 16, 2022

Our loving mother passed away peacefully on Monday, May 16, 2022.

Private service and interment was held.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Frank (May 2015).

Cayley JulienneCAYLEY, Julienne Marie   -  With heavy hearts, we announce that Julienne Marie Cayley went home to be with the Lord, a day before her 79th birthday, on Monday, May 16th.

Julienne Cayley, formerly Weinert, maiden name Vachon, was born on May 17, 1943.

She was an incredible mother to four: David, Suzanne, Gerry, and Laura; an amazing grandma to six: Alex, Anthony, Luke, Stephanie, Jessica and Rose; and great-grandma or GG to two: Abel and Adrian.

First and foremost, she was a woman of God, who left a tremendous legacy of service.

She worked at the CNE for 21 years, followed by a very fulfilling retirement, doing outreach, singing and praying with seniors, ministry at Empringham, Pathways, and taught Sunday school at Morningstar (member for 23 years), and Flemingdon Park Church.

Trivers EmilyTRIVERS, Emily Justine Luckman   -    1991 - 2022  Emily passed away on May 16, 2022, at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto.

She will be greatly missed by her loving father "Papa Bear" Joe, "Brother Bear" Clark, nephew Wyatt, beloved feline friend Tyger and all her family.

Emily was predeceased by her mother, Sharon Trivers.

Cherished daughter, sister, and aunt, Emily was often a ray of sunshine lighting up any moment with her brilliant smile.

Forbes CynthiaFORBES, Cynthia Louise  -   After a lengthy illness, at age 70, Cindy peacefully departed this life on May 15, 2022.

She was a loving wife to Stuart for more than 49 years, loving sister to Diane Felstead, Penelope Hancock (who predeceased her), and Debbie Brown (Bill) of Atlanta, loving aunt to Michael Hancock, Sarah Forbes (Peter Warnecke), Chris Forbes (Mary Bartram-Forbes) and Jim Hall (Pam).

Cindy grew up in Toronto. Her first job, at age 17, was as legal assistant to Stuart, almost 13 years her senior.

In her youthful innocence, not knowing any better, Cindy fell in love with her first "boss" (but, with irresistible charm, quickly turned the "boss" tables).

Pazek LaraPAZEK, Lara Moreen   -  August 24, 1979 - May 15, 2022

Lara died on May 15, 2022 at the age of 42.

Dedicated daughter of Mike and Dolores Pazek; loving sister to Mira (Marc) and Kirsty (Andrew); doting aunt to Brynmore and Kai; and loyal friend to many.

Lara will be forever missed and remembered for her deep intelligence, extreme kindness and thoughtfulness of others.

She was a lifelong student, a gifted writer and poet, and art and music lover.

Lara - you will always be in our hearts.

BRANNIGAN, Joyce (nee GRIEVESON)   -  November 17, 1932 - May 15, 2022

It is with much sadness that we announce Joyce's passing on May 15, 2022.

Predeceased by her husband Terry, loving mother of Paul (Helen) and Gail (Gene), dear grandmother to Rachel (Sergio), Elysia (Brian), Andrew and Eugene.

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.

HANNAH, Michael   -  It is with profound sadness that the family of Michael Hannah announce his unexpected passing on May 14, 2022, at the age of 76 years.

Born and raised in Winnipeg, resident of Toronto, son of Roy Webster Hannah and Elizabeth (nee Traegar) Hannah.

Mike was predeceased by his beloved wife, Ann Catherine Hannah (nee McMillin) seven months earlier; and brother, Garry Hannah.

WINCHESTER, Frances Gloria    -  Died at Toronto General Hospital on Saturday, May 14, 2022.

She was the daughter of Francis and Thelma Winchester (deceased). Frances Gloria is survived by her sisters, Maureen (Mikey), Barbara and Louella; brothers, Michael (Diana), Gerald, Mervyn and David (Margaret – deceased); as well as many nieces and nephews.

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.

Wickett StephenWICKETT, Stephen Arthur   -  It is with a heavy heart, that his wife of 51 years Georgia and the rest of his family announce the passing of Stephen Arthur Wickett, after a long courageous battle with Lymphoma.

A spiritual man at his core, Stephen was a member of the Toronto West Presbytery with the United Church of Canada and began his career as a Music Minister at the age of 16.

With almost 60 years of service, Stephen worked in a number of churches across the GTA including, Humber Valley, Maple, Trinity United, Applewood, Westminster on Tomken and Westminster on William St. ending his career at Westway in Etobicoke.

Stephen was also a savvy businessman, working for over 25 years with T. Eaton Co., rising to Operations Manager in the Eaton's Centre.

Born in Sarnia, Stephen later moved with his family to Toronto where he was a devoted and loving husband to his wife of 51 years, Georgia.

Polzin LorrainePOLZIN, Lorraine   -  Lorraine was a mother who had a great sense of humour and never shrunk from showing her family how to enjoy life as it comes.

Her marriage to David lasted until death did them part 9 years ago, after 65 years together.

A loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother to her family, she passed away happily and peacefully in the company of family on May 13, 2022.

Halpern MarkHALPERN, Mark  - On Sunday, March 13, 2022, at age 62, Trevor Mark Halpern passed away peacefully at his home in Denenchofu, Tokyo, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in North Warren, Pennsylvania, Mark lived mostly in Toronto before immigrating to Japan in 1993.

Mark is survived by his beloved wife Tomoko, adored children Aska and Randy, cherished siblings Howard, Chaia (Moshe), Emily, John (Ann) and sister-in-law Akiko (Tomonobu).

He will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews Sarah, William, Noah, Tetsuro and Masayo, and by his loving cousins and his many friends.

Mark was wonderful: brilliant, funny, elegant, erudite, generous, and deeply appreciated for his exceptionally fine character.