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Leonard GrahamLEONARD, Graham Eldred   -  May 4, 1932 - December 24,

2021 Passed away peacefully, on December 24, 2021, at Hill House Hospice, Richmond Hill, at the age of 89 years.

He is reunited with his beloved wife, partner, lover and friend of over 66 years, Lois.

His greatest joy in life was his marriage and for that we are all forever thankful to have been part of it.

Father of Paul (Janice) of Mt. Albert, Mark (Denise) of Ancaster, and the late John (Cheryl Butler) of Richmond Hill. Proud and devoted Grandpa Graham to Craig (Emma) and Cameron.

Graham was the son of the late John and Eliza Leonard of Collingwood.

PITSITIKAS, Pando   -  1926 - 2021  Passed away on Friday, December 24, 2021, at the age of 95.

Pando was predeceased by his beloved wife Helen, with whom he is now reunited forever with the Lord in Paradise. Loving father of Olga and Mary.

Cooper GlennCOOPER, Glenn James   -  Born February 8, 1945 in Chatham Died December, 24, 2021 in Oakville.

It is with heavy hearts that our family announces that Glenn is "in spiritu non in corpora est."

He is the cherished husband of 49 years to Carol (née Hone), caring father to Emily (Umang) and Tim (Leigh), fun loving Grandpa Glenn to Finley, Gillon, River and Arran.

He was predeceased by his brother Dave and parents Ruth and Jim.

He is adored by his siblings Nancy, Doug and Perry as well as his cousins, in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends both old and new.

Glenn makes his mark with a brilliant mix of satire and dry wit often weaved together through gifted storytelling.

FERG, June H. (nee WHITE)   -   1922 - 2021  June went Home to be with her Lord and Saviour at the age of 99 on December 24, 2021.

Cherished mother of Ted (Lois) and Larry (Erika).

June will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Chris (Erica), Nick and Jessica (Trevor), great grandchildren Hudson and Charlie, her brother Albert and her nieces and nephews.

Macor RaymondMACOR, Raymond N.   -  Peacefully, in his sleep on Friday, December 24, 2021.

Ray, loving son of the late Tony and Rose.

Loving and loved father and father-in-law of Hutch (Melanie) and Ryan (Gretchen).

Best Nonu to Dallas, Cassidy and Mason.

Survived by sister, Sandra (Ray Runnalls).

With the exclusion of all the pickerel, trout and smelts in Ontario waters, Ray will be deeply missed by all.

Saksida MariaSAKSIDA, Maria   -  Passed away peacefully, on Friday, December 24, 2021, at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto, at the age of 88, with her daughter at her side.

Loving wife of the late Alojz (Tata).

Devoted mother of Susan (Iztok) and Sonja (Ethan).

Adoring grandmother of Andrew and Justin.

Maria (Mama) was born in Slovenia on February 27, 1933 and moved to Adelaide, Australia, after the War, where she met Tata and started her family.

After the family moved to Toronto, she found her forever home.

SPENCER, Phyllis Marie   -  Of Toronto, Ontario, lost her life unexpectedly on December 24, 2021, due to complications following surgery, at the age of 86, peacefully with family at her side.

Phyllis, beloved wife of the late Gerald for 68 years.

Loving mother of Allen (Karen), Craig (June), Ann (John) and Ross (Mary).

Dear Gramma of Alison and Lesley, Kia, Christopher, Aaron and Mitchell, Mary Kate, Jessica, Rex and Samuel.

Adams JohnADAMS, John Adams  - 1931 - 2021  On December 24, 2021, after a brief illness, John passed away peacefully at the age of 90 surrounded by his family.

He was the beloved husband of Pat (nee Thompson) for 64 years and a loving father to Wendy (Wade Oosterman), Paul (Linda) and Leigh-Anne (Jim Copp).

He was also the proud Grandpa (Bumpa) to Dennon (Jen), Peyton, Hayden and his step- grandchildren Bryn, Tori and Griffin.

John will be fondly remembered by his entire extended family that includes several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his sister Patricia Scythes.

Born in Toronto, John made lifelong friends at Jarvis Collegiate; Camps Kilcoo and Ahmek; and the University of Toronto where he thrived on the Varsity hockey and football teams.

MAY, Olive (Mavis)  -  June 18, 1925 - December 24, 2021

Passed peacefully at age 96.

Survived by her daughter Vivien, son-in-law Steven, grandchildren Alison, Kristen, and stepson Paul, she will be dearly missed.

RUMBLE, John Lancelot  -  1951 - 2021  It is with sadness that we announce the death of Lance Rumble, age 70 on December 24, 2021, in Kelowna, BC.

Lance was predeceased by his parents Robert (Bob) and Janet Rumble and his sister Georgia Kilfoyle.

STODDART, Barbara Lou (nee BATES)   - 91, of Toronto, passed peacefully away on December 24, 2021, in Toronto, Canada.

Barbara Stoddart was born in Toronto, Canada, to Marion and Edgar Bates, on October 5, 1930. She married William Stoddart, whom she met at McMaster University, on April 4, 1953.

BEDFORD, Ross Stanley   - Passed away peacefully on December 23, 2021 at Oshawa Lakeridge Hospital at the age of 90.

Ross was a retired firefighter. Beloved husband of the late Stella.

Cherished father of Gary (Theresa), Kim (Nancy), Debbie (Steve) and Ken.

Green NancyGREEN, Nancy Ann Green   -   Age 89, died peacefully at Royal Terrace Nursing Home, in Palmerston, ON, with family by her side, on December 23, 2021.

Nancy was born in London, Ontario, on June 4, 1932, to Helen and Harry Archer.

Nancy was a devoted member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority throughout her life.

She cherished the lifelong friendships, blessings and adventures that the sorority brought her.

She also took great pride in teaching children during her time at the Montessori School in Etobicoke and enjoyed the friendship of staff, students and their parents.

Czerwinsky MaryCZERWINSKI, Mary   -  It is with deepest sadness we announce the passing of Mary Czerwinski, on December 23, 2021, at the age of 90.

She was the heart and soul of our family.

Devoted, caring and loving wife to Joseph for 62 wonderful years.

Beloved mother of Joe and his wife Janet, Jo-Ann, and John and his wife Mary. She will forever be cherished by the joys of her life, her grandchildren, Matthew, Robert, Megan, Lauren, Grant and Evan.

The daughter of Leon Choma (deceased) and Anna Choma (deceased), sister to Julie and George (deceased), Mike (deceased), Morris and Denise, Leona and Walter (deceased) and Olesia (deceased).

Kukay NormanKUKAY, Norman   -  Norman Kukay, 87 years old, passed away suddenly on December 23, 2021, at his retirement residence in Gravenhurst, Ontario.

Norman was born on May 28, 1934, in Toronto, Ontario.

Beloved husband to his late wife Helen, father to son Kenneth (Shelley) and daughters Katherine (Robert) and predeceased Kimberly.

A loving and supportive educational roll model to his grandchildren Cody, Aiden, Quinton, Madison, Alexis and Morgan.

During his electrical engineering career, Norman had the opportunity to work on the Avro aircraft before settling down in Toronto as an engineer technician at the Canadian Standards Association.

STONE, Yvonne Amanda   -  Peacefully at North York General Hospital on December 23, 2021, in her 93rd year.

Predeceased by her husband Dr. Hubert O'Neil Stone.

Loving mother of Claire (David), Lynn, Fay (Ron), David (Kathy) and Mary-Lou.

WASSMANSDORF, Bart M.   -  The family of Bart Wassmansdorf is incredibly saddened to announce his passing on December 23, 2021.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Jean Wassmansdorf (née Midgley).

Loving father of David (Elizabeth), Steven, and Gregg (Catherine), he was also the proud and adoring grandfather of Gillian, Daniel, and Emily.

He will also be missed by his brothers, Paul of Menands, New York, and Mark (Sonya) of Gladwyne, Pennsylvania.

Bart was born on June 17, 1936, and raised in Troy, New York with humble beginnings.

After graduating from Boston College, Bart decided to serve his country by joining the U.S. Navy.

Bart met the love of his life on a beach in Barbados while his ship was there and Jean was on a holiday from Trans Canada Airlines.

Bentley ChrysBENTLEY, Chrys Alan,  MusBac, MSMus   - It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Chrys Bentley, peacefully at home on Thursday, December 23, 2021 after a long battle with many chronic illnesses.

Chrys was in his 69th year.

Chrys was the beloved son of Gordon and Jane Bentley, and was lovingly cared for by his sister Gordi Ann.

He was a dear son, brother, uncle to one nephew and many nieces, and friend and musical inspiration to many.

Chrys had a great love and talent for music, and achieved his ARCT at age 15 prior to attending the University of Toronto for a Bachelor of Music degree.

Haldane JoanHALDANE, Joan Elizabeth (nee BANNAN)   -  Passed away peacefully in Mississauga, Ontario on December 23, 2021, at the age of 98 years.

She joins her beloved husband, Gilbert Rudolf Haldane.

Joan was born to George and Ada Bannan on October 12, 1923, in Montreal, Quebec.

She graduated high school and then secretarial training at the Mother House.

Joan met Gilbert after WWII and they were happily married for 59 years; they had four children together.

When her children were grown, Joan returned to work and established a fulfilling career as an Executive Assistant at Hoffmann-La Roche for more than 20 years.

VETTESE, Emma  -  On December 23, 2021, at age 91, Emma Vettese passed away in her home after a long illness.

Beloved wife of Mario Vettese (deceased 2014), dedicated mother to Aldo, Fred (Michelle), Tony (Nancy), Sandra (Jeff) and Patricia (Martin), and doting grandmother of nine, family was the central theme in her life.

Her Sunday dinners are remembered fondly.

McCULLOUGH, Robert "Bob" Henry   - Peacefully, at the Toronto General Hospital, on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at the age of 63.

Loving and proud father of Alexa.

ROY, Lydia (nee LAVIGNE)   -  August 23, 1942 - December 22, 2021

Lydia passed away peacefully, on December 22, 2021, at the Etobicoke General Hospital, at the age of 79. 

Born in Bathurst, NB, she was the daughter of the late Allie and Amanda (Pitre) Lavigne. 

She had a passion for reading, word search puzzles and completing jigsaw puzzles with her daughters. 

McKhool EliMCKHOOL, Eli Joseph  -  "It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time" Eli died peacefully at home in Toronto with his beloved wife Roberte (Nehma), children Gregory (Annemarie), Ingrid and Christopher (Catherine), and grandchildren Sophie, Elias and River by his side.

He leaves behind sisters Norma and Raymonde and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents Eli and Najeeba and siblings Rose, George, Georgette, Laura, and Raymond.

Eli's parents immigrated from Lebanon around 1900, settling in Ottawa, where they opened a convenience store and later a modest restaurant called the Laurier Tea Room.

PERERA, Lolita  -  January 19, 1932 - December 22, 2021

Passed away peacefully, on December 22, 2021, at the age of 89 years in her home with family by her side.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Felix.

WARREN, Richard   -   December 24, 1951 - December 22, 2021

St. Peter's, Nova Scotia It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Richard (Rick) Warren.

Rick died peacefully in his sleep at Glace Bay Hospital after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's.

KEKEDJIAN, Lucy   - Passed away on December 22, 2021, at the age of 84.

She is remembered through her sons, Aris, Harry and their families.

Grandmother to Chloe, Brandon, Jacob, and Gabriella.

Lucy will as well be missed by many extended family and friends.

Lucy's family would like to thank Chartwell St. Clair Beach Retirement Residence for the many years of outstanding care.  As well as Windsor Chapel Funeral Home for their compassion at this time.

A private service has taken place.

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