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WRIGHT, Lorraine Claire (nee SPENCE) B.A.,   -  Queen's University, 1950 Passed away peacefully in her sleep, on Saturday, August 1, 2020, in her 94th year in Ottawa, following a prolonged struggle with dementia.

Lorraine, beloved wife of the late J. Peter Wright; loving mother of Tom and his wife Marthe, and the late Susan McGugan; dear mother-in-law of Bob and his wife Suzanne McGugan.

Chai WanCHAI, Wan Lung - It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of William Wan Lung Chai on August 1, 2020. 

Loving husband to Helen Chin Chiao Chai for 46 years. 

Cherished and loving father to Philomena (Ken), Juliana (John), Elizabeth (Joseph) and Carmen. 

Loving grandfather to Ross, Zach, Jacob, Joshua, Nate and Noelle.  

ODonnell MarshaO'DONNELL, Marsha Irene (nee LITTLE)   - It is with great sadness that the family of Marsha Irene O'Donnell (nee Little) announces her passing after a brief illness, on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at the age of 72 years, in Penticton, BC.

Marsha was predeceased by her adored husband Kenneth.

She will be fondly remembered by her stepsons Kevin (Vicki), Keith and her grandchildren Liam and Emma, her sister Sandra (Calvin), brothers David (Susan) and Stephen (Patricia).

Marsha doted on her nieces and nephews, Tracey (Andre), James (Elizabeth), Jarrett (Julie), Samuel (Christine), Levi and Isabella and her special grand-nieces and nephews Quinn, Aubrey, Cohen, Hannah, Evianna and Ira. Marsha had many good friends in Penticton and Ontario.

RIVA, Elsie Audry (nee TEMPLE)   - May 22, 1919 - August 1, 2020

Born in Tara, ON, the fourth of five daughters, to John and Annie Temple (nee Blythe).

A longtime resident of Mississauga, ON, she died peacefully in Kingston, ON, in the exceptional care of Fairmount Home.

Brott MichaelBROTT, Michael - (1984 - 2020) - Accidentally on July 31, 2020 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Michael (Mike) is mourned by his wife Miranda Ryan, parents Richard Brott and Christine Lucyk, siblings Jessica (David Saitowitz), and Kevin Brott (Julia Reis), grandfather Irving Brott, nephews Parker, Sam, and Noah, and many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

Lofranco MaryLOFRANCO, Mary - Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully with family by her side July 31st, 2020.

Mary was the second daughter of Arturo & Grace Vertolli, sister to May & Sam (deceased), and survived by her loving younger brother Gordon Vertolli.

She was born August 15th, 1922 at a time when life was much simpler, she met and married Rocco (Rocky) Lofranco in June of 1943 and during those early years she got the nickname of “Molly,” a nickname that stuck with her for life.

MALLINS, Debbie - After a courageous fight, it is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Debbie Mallins on July 31, 2020.

She was loved by many, including her late father Harvey (Hank) Mallins, her mother Mary Mallins, her brother Danny Mallins, her sister in-law Cheryl Mallins, her nieces Alyssa (Lorin) and Alana and her great niece Brianna.

Singh LucilleSINGH, Lucille Jasoda - Lucille Jasoda Singh, 92 years old of Scarborough, Ontario, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, July 31, 2020.

Born in Essequibo, Guyana, she settled in Leguan, Guyana and later moved to Scarborough, Canada in 1981.

She was the beloved wife of the late Richard Hardat Singh (1989) and much-loved mother to seven children: Hyacinth Bissessar (Florida, USA), Sheila Singh, Esther Persaud, Jessie Singh, and Harold Singh (all in Canada), the late Rosalind Ally (2005: Florida) and Rachel Abdul (the UK).

Baker AnitaBAKER, Anita Ella May - (March 14, 1931July 31, 2020) -

Anita is survived by daughter Susan Snow and son-in-law Brian Snow.

Anita was preceded in death by her husband John Baker and grandson Bruce Paterson.

SILBERMAN, Isaac – On Friday, July 31, 2020, just four days after his 98th birthday, at North York General Hospital.

Born in Lodz, Poland, Isaac survived Auschwitz and the Holocaust, and moved to Canada after World War II. 

In 1954, Isaac and a business partner started Reliable Sewing Machine, a company that sold and fixed sewing machines in Toronto’s garment industry. Still operating today, the company was the second largest of its kind in Canada in the 1960s.

Craig HelenCRAIG, Helen Francis (nee Millar) - Daughter, sister, friend, wife, mother, grandmother, warrior.

It is with great sadness that the family of Helen Frances Craig (nee Millar) announces her passing on July 31, 2020 after a brave battle with lung cancer.

Helen, beloved daughter of Doreen and (the late) Ronald Millar, was born and lived her life in the Toronto area.

She will be lovingly missed by her husband of 33 years, John, and their children Kyle (Amanda) and Brittney (Landon) and her precious granddaughter Olivia.

Thorpe BillTHORPE, William Alfred 'Bill'  - (1939 - 2020) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father, William (Bill), on Friday July 31, 2020 at Brampton Civic Hospital.

Born to loving parents Frank & Lillian (both deceased) and raised in East York (Toronto). Bill met his future wife Jayrene at Rolph-Clark-Stone where they both worked and they married in 1966.

Loving husband for 54 years to Jayrene (Jay), father to Debbie Heidtke, Grandpa to Stephanie (Hendrik) Ottevanger & Lori Heidtke, Great-Grandpa to Alexandria & Katherine Ottevanger.

SANDIFORD, Lorna Jessie (née Cook) - Lorna died quietly at Bethany Lodge in Unionville, Ontario on July 31, 2020 due to complications from stroke. She was 94.

Lorna Sandiford was born on May 4, 1926 in Kingston, Ontario to her parents, Lorne and Lillian Cook. She graduated from Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute.

She married Charles John Sandiford in 1950. The Sandifords lived throughout Canada, before settling permanently in Markham, Ontario in 1968. Lorna held several positions over the years as a bookkeeper and became the Circulation Manager for the Markham Economist and Sun newspaper.

White LorettaWHITE, Loretta June Rose - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother Loretta White of Milton ON. She died peacefully with the caring staff of Ian Anderson House at her side on July 31, 2020. She was 83 years old.

Mom loved her family most of all and will also be remembered for her love of nature, travel, and spirituality. She followed her path with education achieving a B.A. in Psychology at York University, an M.A. in Ministry and Spirituality at Regis College, a Spiritual Direction program at Niagara Falls as well as many other programs and courses.

Buhr ViktorBUHR, Viktor - Peacefully, after a valiant battle weith cancer, at his home in Sharon, Ontario on Friday July 31, 2020 at the age of 76 years.

Beloved husband of Frances Buhr (née Vaessen) of Sharon.

LEWIS, Doris Eleanor - Died peacefully on July 31, 2020 at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, in her 107th year.

Beloved wife of the late Crompton.

Loving mother of Nancy and Douglas Millson, John and Diana Lewis and the late Peter Lewis and Virgilia Puesta.

Daughter of the late Dr. Leonard and Eleanor Simpson. Sister of the late Lenore Corbett, Douglas Simpson and Ruth Ineson.

Jemmott VernonJEMMOTT, Vernon Clairemonte - It is with great sadness that the Jemmott Family announces Vern’s passing on July 31, 2020, due to heart complication.

My father enjoyed a very full and robust life playing dominoes, and vacationing in Barbados yearly.

He now joins his beloved wife Thyra Jemmott, who preceded him on May 18, 1999.

Solway AnnetteSOLWAY, Annette - Unexpectedly on Friday, July 31, 2020 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

Annette Solway loving and devoted mother of Steven (Franceso), Lorne (Michelle), Jordan (Pia) and Sherra.

Adored Nana of Madeline, Kylie, Alexi, Jory, Ryan, Daniel and Rachel.

Dear sister of the late Ruth Geller.

Grech PaulGRECH, Peter 'Paul' - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of (Peter) Paul Grech on Friday, July 31, 2020 at The Village of Humber Heights in Etobicoke, Ontario.

Less than two months shy of his 97th birthday, Paul passed away peacefully and is rejoining his late wife of 50 years Rose Grech (nee Buttigieg).

Loving father of Maureen (Kevin), Diana (Scott), Paul, Robert (Linda).

Caring grandfather of Austin, Rayna, Ethan and Daniel.

MCFATER, Joan Madeline (Banton) - Passed away peacefully at her home in Scarborough on July 31, 2020.

Joan, born in Toronto Ontario on October 6, 1932 to her parents George and Kathleen, grew up in the Lawrence Park neighbourhood alongside her brothers and sisters Victor (Shirley), Patricia (Bernie), George (Patricia) and Sheila (Keith) with whom she considered her best friends.

Bennett MichaelBENNETT, Michael - Passed away peacefully on Friday July 31, 2020 at the Ajax Pickering Hospital in his 81st year. 

Survived by his wife Marilyn Bennett (nee McCormick). 

Cherished father to David (Jen) of Orillia, Deborah "Deb" Bennett Kuehl (Brent) of Pembroke, Melissa Paquette (Kirby) of Oshawa, Faith Varga (Keith) of Victoria, and Carolyn Ast (David). 

Loving grandfather of Dylan, Tristan, Brad, Megan, Mitchell, Megan, Chris, Steph, Jenn and Tiffany.

DSema ElizabethD'SENA, Elizabeth   -  Elizabeth Ann D'Sena, age 72, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at home, on July 31, 2020.

Born in Madras, India, daughter of the late George and Olive (Fowler) D'Sena.

Elizabeth worked in administration at The Peoples Church, Toronto, for over 20 years.

She later moved to Stratford where she worked at Paris Jewellers.

Firth NeilFIRTH, Neil James - (February 16, 1945July 31, 2020)

Neil James Firth, proud father to Kathryn, Michael and Calum and loving grandfather to Beatrice, has died peacefully at the age of 75.

Neil was born on February 16th, 1945 in Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom to parents James and Sybil Firth (nee Saich).

He leaves behind ex-wife and mother to his children, Wendy, his brothers Andrew, John and Gerard and his wonderful nieces and nephews.

Lowden ShirleyLOWDEN, Shirley Isabelle Bois - On July 31, 2020 our dear mom Shirley Isabelle Bois (Lowden) passed away peacefully at home with family and her dear friend Joyce (PSW) by her side. She would have celebrated her 86th birthday on August 4, 2020.

She was a beloved wife and amazing mother to Joanne (Erwin), Billy (Marie-Jo), Ted (Debbie), Sandra (Neil).

Burns JohnBURNS, John Clifford   -  John passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at his home in Bobcaygeon, on Friday, July 31, 2020, at the age of 69.

John enjoyed spending time with family and friends, who all enjoyed his sense of humour and many stories. John loved camping, fishing, dancing and plaid.

He was retired from IBM but took most pride in being a loving family man.

He is loved and missed by his wife Maggie and by his children Jared (Patricia), Jessica Leamen (Jeff) and Emily Rattray (Greg).

Speirs MargaretSPEIRS, Margaret - (April 3, 1928 - Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia - July 31, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta) - 

It is with the saddest of hearts that we announce that Margaret Speirs passed away on July 31, 2020 at 11:11 pm. She passed at peace while sleeping in the comfort of her home with Danny and Coreen.

While she moved from Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia as a young woman her heart never left. She married Bob on November 18, 1949. During their marriage they lived in Montreal and the in the Greater Toronto area. She found a job in every place she lived and did her best in each one.