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CHARNESKY, Raili Margaret   -   We are sad to announce that Raili passed away on October 13, 2022, at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, at the age of 86.

Raili was born in Port Arthur, Ontario (now Thunder Bay).

She was the daughter of Charles and Impi Virta, the sister of the late Olaf Virta, and is survived by her sister-in-law, Donna Delvecchio and niece, Judy (Gary) Bates.

Farrugia CharlesFARRUGIA, Charles Henry   -   March 2, 1935 - October 12, 2022

Peacefully, surrounded by his family, at the age of 87.

Loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Genjaga JulieGENJAGA, Julie   -  August 12, 1932 - October 12, 2022

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, in her 91st year.

Loving wife of the late Michael Genjaga.

Dear mother of Mary Ann, Kristina Eva (Sam) and Vasil Michael (Brenda) and the late Helen Genjaga.

Cherished Baba to her grandchildren, Michael, Kevin, David and Aaron.

Julie was born on August 12, 1932 in Sokyrnytsia, Ukraine and came to Canada in 1951.

She married the love of her life, Michael, in 1956 and they shared a happy marriage and lifelong friendship for over 50 years.

Mahabir JacquelineMAHABIR, Jacqueline Gem (nee MEGHU)   -  Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt Jacqueline Gem Mahabir, née Meghu, died peacefully in her sleep on October 12, 2022, at the age of 88, after a second fight with Covid-19.

She now reunites with her beloved husband Harold, who predeceased her in 2003, and many of her siblings and their spouses.

She leaves behind her children Alex (Al), Nigel, David, and Nicole; grandchildren Lucy (Tim) and Grace (Eric) and their father Dave Poley; great-grandson Leon; sisters Hazel (Les) and Carol; sister-in-law Ilene; brother-in-law Cyril, and the many other family and friends whom she loved so much.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada are appreciated.

BATTISTON, Christine   -   1932 - 2022  It is with great sadness that the family of Christine Battiston, announce her sudden passing at her home in Toronto, on October 12, 2022, at the age of 90.

Daughter to Rosa (Oma), widow to Nebe (Papa), mother to Amanda (and Sharon), Tina (and Greg) and Yvonne (and Manny) and grandmother to Stephanie and Tyler.

Kovacs Kay ElizabethKOVACS-KAY, Elizabeth   -  Peacefully, at home, on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at the age of 91.

Beloved wife of the late Rudolph.

Devoted mother of Rudolph (Arlene), Ronald (LuAnn) and the late Linda Brown (Gerry).

Adored grandmother of Michael (Jackie), Rachel (James), Adrian (Melanie), and Christopher (Elyse).

Cherished great-grandmother of Abigail, James, Sophie, Kaitlyn, Jakob, Hanna and Natalie.

Fitzgerald AgnesFITZGERALD, Agnes Anne   -   July 8, 1943 – October 12, 2022

Agnes Anne FitzGerald died peacefully, on October 12, 2022, after a short stay in the Palliative Care Unit at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto.

Her goddaughter, Andrée Lalonde, was by her side. Agnes was the daughter of the late Rita (Carroll), and Gerald "Fitz" Fitzgerald; and sister of the late Mary FitzGerald.

She is survived by first cousins: Carol Barker (Bruce Anderson), Bobby Carroll (Myrtle), Dick Carroll (Sherry), Colleen Carroll (Germain Lalonde), Walter Carroll (Estelle - deceased), Baden Carroll, Brenda Carroll, Marion Carroll (Barry Dombroski – deceased), Ross Carroll (Judy); a myriad of cousins once and twice removed; close friends, Eddie MacCubbin, Diane Wigginton, Karen Stiebel; and many more too numerous to mention.

Blackstein Dr MartinBLACKSTEIN, Dr. Martin E. M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P., F.A.C.P.    -  Dr. Martin Blackstein passed peacefully at the age of 81 on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

Beloved husband to Harriet Blackstein. Loving father and father-in-law to Noah Blackstein and Wendy Geller, Allison Blackstein and Paul Arseneau, and Rob Blackstein and Rebecca Askew.

Adored Zadie to Emily and Samantha Blackstein, Aaron, Kyle and Alexis Arseneau, Elle, Evan, and Avery Blackstein. Cherished brother to Carol Shafer and the late Lauren Hiltz.

An esteemed medical oncologist at Mount Sinai Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital and the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Martin devoted his life to medicine and medical research and leaves a lasting professional legacy.

The family wishes to thank the dedicated and caring staff at St. Michael's Hospital and Bridgepoint Rehabilitation Center.

KURYS, Jurij Georgius, Ph.D, FCIC, P.Eng    -  May 3, 1925 - October 10, 2022

Suddenly after a brief illness in his 98th year, surrounded by his family.

Predeceased by his parents Maria and Mykola.

Survived by his wife of 59 years, Irene, his children Oksana Rozanec (Peter), Natalie Kos (Andrew), Christine Obbema (Richard), and his grandchildren Alexander and Steven Rozanec, Andrew and Christine Kos, Rachel, Garrett and Isabel Obbema.

Born in Cerkivna, Western Ukraine, in 1925.

Was relocated by the Germans for forced labour at the tender age of 16 to Leer in Northern Germany near the Dutch border.

Michibata SuyekoMICHIBATA, Suyeko "Sue"   -  Passed away peacefully, in her sleep, at Chartwell Retirement Home Scarlett Heights, Etobicoke, on Monday, October 10, 2022 at the age of 93.

Loved and survived by sons, Thomas and Glenn (Angie); and grandchildren, Cori and Matthew.

Predeceased by her husband, Shioge (2021); her brother, Bill; and sisters, Jean, Fumi, Kay, Chris and Shirley.

An outgoing and cheerful person, Suyeko loved to play the piano and sing at the Toronto Buddhist Church Sr. Karaoke Club.

Suyeko also enjoyed playing tennis.

She had an optimistic view of life, even when the chips were down.

BORRAJO, Donna (nee Russell) Borrajo   -  Passed away at Mount Sinai Hospital on Monday, October 10, 2022.

Donna was predeceased by her son, Stephen (2009), and is survived by her husband, Cesareo Borrajo, and daughter, Alison Borrajo.

ANASTAS, Edward Sotir   -  1930 - 2022  Edward Ted Anastas ("Traiko"), passed away at the age of 92, on Monday, October 10th, peacefully, at his home in Toronto, Ontario.

Ted was born in Turnava, Macedonia, Greece and was the son of Sotir and Velika Anastas (Shupourkas).

Ted emigrated from northern Greece (1937) to live in west Toronto. Ted attended Essex and Runnymede Public Schools and later graduated from Western Technical Commercial School.

Morrison GordonMORRISON, Gordon Ross Morrison   -   Passed away at the age of 68 on Thanksgiving Day, October 10th, at 2:30 p.m., after a brave and gallant fight with cancer.

Beloved son of Kaye and Ross Morrison (deceased); brother to Russell and Liz Morrison, Dale Morrison (deceased).

Uncle to Chad, Marley, Wade, Brittany and Jody Morrison. Loved by favourite niece, Heather; great grandsons, Jackson and Carter; and best friend, Howie.

The family would like to thank the South Lake Hospital for the above and beyond dedicated care, which we were so thankful for.

We are grateful to the cancer ward for their care and words of comfort.

He will be dearly missed by his extended family and valued friends.

GRZESIOWSKI, Leszek   -   It is with great sadness that we announce that Leszek Grzesiowski passed away peacefully in Toronto on Monday, October 10, 2022, at the age of 72.

Loving father of Jonathan and Kasia.

Smith SusanSMITH, Susan Elizabeth (nee BIGELOW)   -  April 5, 1943 - October 10, 2022

Remembered with love by her children, Carolyn (Ian), Douglas (Raizel), and Deborah and by her grandchildren, Madeleine, Christian, Nicholas, Lulu, Ella, Gus and Henry.

Susan was born and raised in Toronto but loved to travel the World with her parents and husband Joe, all of whom predeceased her.

Our mom will be remembered as someone who loved to laugh, even during her final days.

She was generous beyond belief, devoted to her family and kind to all who had the great privilege of knowing her.

ARIEMMA, David Leonard   -  After a courageous battle, David died peacefully, as he wished, at his home in Toronto with family by his side on October 9, 2022 at 7:07 p.m.

He was born in Toronto on August 31, 1969.

Hardy JackHARDY, Jack Kenneth   -   1932 - 2022  A lifelong resident of Toronto, Jack died on October 9th after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

His death ended a good life committed to family and friends.

Jack's 69-year marriage to Marie brought him great joy and comfort.

Together they raised three sons: Ken (Tina), Allan (Joan) and Randy (Joanne).

Jack took great pride in their accomplishments, coaching them in softball, as well as cheering them on in their other athletic and musical pursuits.

A similar engagement extended to his relationships with his grandchildren: Ryan, Cam (Ashley), Daryl, Brendan, Amanda and Jake.

Sadly, Jack never had the opportunity to know his great-granddaughter, Fiona, who was born last year.

Lev EileenLEV, Eileen   -  On Sunday, October 9, 2022, Eileen Lev, 90, entered into the presence of her Lord and Saviour.

Eileen endured many challenges in her last days, but her faith was unwavering and she anticipated going to be with Jesus, her husband and her parents. Her firm faith gave her peace.

Beloved wife of Milan; loving mother of Paul (Michele) and Deb (Nico); grandmother to Fionna, Kyle, Jeanri, Francois, Jurgens and Madelein; and great-grandmother to Areli.

Eileen will be missed by her family and by a large community of friends.

Eileen moved to Toronto from Minitonas, Manitoba, as a teenager, eager to make a life for herself in the city.

Throughout her life she worked for various insurance companies and demonstrated a hardworking, conscientious and loyal attitude; which was how she lived her life and modelled this for her children.

JONES, Patricia Robin   -  October 14, 1951 - October 9, 2022

Daughter of Wilton Dunlop Jones and Ruth Mary (Janke) Jones.

Pat died suddenly at home on October 9, 2022, after facing a series of medical issues.

Her Irish Setter, Kerry, was at her side.

Papanikolaou ChryssoulaPAPANIKOLAOU, Chryssoula   -   October 18, 1954 – October 8, 2022

Died at Humber River Hospital, on the morning of Saturday, October 8, 2022, at the age of 67.

Predeceased by her parents, Dimitrios and Georgia (Valis).

Will be missed dearly by her brother, Lamrose. Her memory will live on also with her family in Quebec, USA and Greece.

She will be remembered for her talented singing, dancing, and writing.

She was proud of her vast collection of women's fashion.

RUSSELL, Catherine Russell   -   Age 73, died on October 8, 2022 at the Community Hospice facility in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Catherine was born and raised in Oakville, Ontario and later settled in Shelburne, Ontario, before moving to Fernandina Beach, Florida.

MACDONALD, Murray Alexander  -  It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our wonderful father, Murray, on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

He is survived by his wife of over 64 years, Joan Amelia, daughters, Patricia Amelia (Dan) and Elaine Anne (David).

YUFE, Lorna Barbara  -  With great sadness, we announce the passing of the matriarch of our family, our beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, at the age of 97, on October 8, 2022.

Left to mourn Lorna's passing are her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Robert and Dorit Yufe; her daughters and sons-in-law, Libby and Igor Ellyn, and Helen and David Gurofsky, all of Toronto; and her sister, Thora Yufe, of Montreal.

Ward LawrenceWARD, Lawrence Vernan   -  June 18, 1929 – October 7, 2022

Sadly, we announce the death of Lawrence (Larry) Ward.

He was born in Bouctouche, New Brunswick and was the son of the late William Ward and Elizabeth Ward (Stiles).

He will be sadly missed by: his wife, Shirley Ward (Bulmer); his children, Kathy Whitley (Robert), Keith Ward, Craig Barton (Trudy), Jeff Barton (Linda), Kristene Slezak; his grandchildren, David, Austin, Christopher, Emily, Thomas, Breanna, Alexander and Keira; his siblings, Millie Kelessi (late Peter), David Ward (late Leta) and Gary Ward (Linda); and his siblings-in-law, Ron Murrell and Jeannine Ward.

WILLIAMS, Alan P. "Grey Wolf"   -  With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Alan P. Williams "Grey Wolf", at Humber River Hospital, on Friday, October 7, 2022, at the age of 78.

Beloved husband to Arlene Williams for over 60 years of devotion. Loving father to Alan and Adrian (Juli).

Cherished grandfather to Alanna, Melissa (Kyle), and Alan Paul.

Hall BruceHALL, Bruce Allan   -  It is with great sadness we announce the death of Bruce Allan Hall on October 7, 2022, at the age of 72.

He is now at peace and home with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

He will be greatly missed by his sister Judy and her husband Gary, their children Laurie, Jim (and Stacey), and Judith (and Ryan). Also, will be missed by his sister in law Nancy Kyle.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Linda Anne (Cannell) of 48 years. Beloved son of the late Agnes Jean (Calverley) and George Allan Hall. Bruce will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by friends and family. 

A faithful committed Christian who attended Mimico Baptist Church. He loved music and was involved in his church choir. He enjoyed playing both the piano and the accordion.