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TARNOWECKYJ, Julia (nee Krupa)   -  Our dear, sweet mother, Julia, passed away peacefully, on October 6, 2022, in her 93rd year.

Born in Bezmichowa, district of Lisko, formerly Ukraine (now Poland), she immigrated to Canada in 1952.

Julia worked hard raising her family and ensuring her children learned about their Ukrainian heritage and culture. She always found time to tend her lovely gardens; her roses were admired by everyone.

Younder SusanYOUNDER, Susan Ann   -  It is with heavy hearts that our family share the passing of our beloved mother, Susan Ann Younder, age 87, who passed away peacefully, on Thursday, October 6, 2022.

She was born August 4, 1935, in Toronto. She was the daughter of the late Helen Russell and Frank Russell.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, John David Younder; her children, John Jr., Debbie and Lori; and granddaughter, Haley.

Our mother truly lived a full and long life; she was incredibly strong-willed and resilient in her long fight against lung disease.

She enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, chatting with friends and family, and spending time with her granddaughter, Haley.

As a mother she was supportive, loving, and kind.

Ficnar FrankFICNAR, Frank G. Ficnar, (P.ENG),    -  After a long struggle with Multiple Sclerosis, passed away peacefully, at home, on October 5, 2022, with his loving and devoted husband, Jeff Stewart, at his side.

Frank was 49 years old and was a lifelong resident of Toronto, Ontario.

Frank graduated from Senator O'Connor High School and pursued a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science at the University of Toronto.

He received his Professional Engineer designation in 1996 and followed his passion into a computer engineering career.

Frank is survived by his spouse, Jeff; sister, Claudia; and parents, Frank and Leonie.

He also leaves behind his network.

KULA-BREDOVSKIS, Balva (nee Namgauds)   -   July 14, 1931 - October 5, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Balva Kula-Bredovskis (nee Namgauds) on October 5, 2022, at the age of 91.

Balva was predeceased by her first husband, Janis (John) Kula; and her brothers, Janis (John), Andris and Mintauts.

Adamse JohnADAMSE, John   -   John Adamse, husband of Clara; loving father of son, David and daughter, Melissa; proud grandfather to Nicholas and Emily Adamse, passed peacefully in his sleep, on October 5, 2022.

Lovingly remembered as an incredible father and devoted husband, he is sorely missed.

Dad was intelligent, thoughtful, and cared deeply for his family.

We were blessed with his wisdom, humor, love, and support. His impact will live on through our fond memories and eternal love.

GIROUX, Alain Jacques   -  October 14, 1952 - October 5, 2022

It is with the deepest regret and sorrow that the announcement of the passing of Alain Jacques Giroux, beloved brother and friend, be made.

His body was discovered October 5, 2022, the result of a heart attack.

Carpenter KenCARPENTER, Ken Erwin   -  Surrounded by family on October 4, 2022 at Sunnybrook hospital in Toronto, Ken Carpenter age 83 years passed away.

Ken was born on March 5, 1939 in Cabri Saskatchewan, and lived his adult life in Toronto.

Ken was predeceased by his parents and his children's mother Carole, and leaves his son Geoffrey, daughter-in-law Katie and grandchildren Robert (Bobby) and Theodore (Teddy), his daughter Carolyn (Minnie) husband Matt Renzetti and grandchildren Lara Khan, Jackson (JJ) Renzetti, Scarlett Renzetti, and Lorenzo Renzetti who were the center of his life.

Ken was educated at the University of Toronto where he obtained his BA followed by attendance at Berkley in California for his MA.

Subsequently he studied in London, UK where he obtained his Phd.

McMILLAN, James Lawrence Mathew   -  Peacefully, with his family by his side, on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, at the age of 89.

Beloved husband of Gillian. Dearly missed by his children and their families, Ruth and her daughter Sunshine, Philip (Veronica) and their daughter Janelle and Luke (Diane), and their sons Hudson, Logan and Magnus.

DUNLEVY, Davina Margaret "Vina"   -  Passed peacefully, at the age of 85, on October 4, 2022, at her residence in Kensington Gardens. 

Born and raised in Dundee, Scotland, Vina and her husband, Joseph, immigrated to Canada in the late 1950s. 

McCANN, Thomas Anthony McCann   -  Born October 21, 1958, deceased October 4, 2022, died of complications from liver failure, on the night of Tuesday, October 4th, at Toronto General Hospital.

An immigrant from Dublin, Ireland, Thomas sought a new life in Canada in 1989, and became a citizen in 1993.

He remained a proud Irishman and his last job was working with the renowned Barrymore Furniture brand as a craftsman, and a member of the Steelworkers union.

DOLAN, Siobhan Kathleen   -  October 2, 1969 - October 4, 2022

Siobhan died peacefully in her sleep, on October 4, 2022, two nights after a warm and convivial birthday dinner with her immediate family.

She will be deeply mourned by her beloved children, Evan and Fianna Carter; her parents, Terence Dolan and Kathleen Macdonald; stepfather, John Macdonald; her brother, Brendan Dolan; her close friend, Leanne; Brendan's wife; as well as all of her extended family; and her former partner, Robert Carter. She was predeceased by her daughter, Caoilinn Carter.

She was driven by her love of family and a passion for the underdog.

She made close friends wherever she went. We will all miss her very much.

A tall, beautiful woman with a loving heart, Siobhan had red hair and strong opinions to match. A talented chef who cooked at several fine Toronto restaurants, she was moving into a second career and was close to finishing a double Diploma at Centennial College as Social Services Worker and Addiction & Mental Health Worker.

Siobhan was buried with her maternal grandmother, Audrey Brown, in Park Lawn Cemetery, on October 17, 2022, in a private immediate family gathering.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Red Cross to assist Atlantic Canada victims from Hurricane Fiona at or a donation to your local Food Bank.

A Memorial Remembrance will take place at a future date. Please contact one of the family members above for information.


Yoshida TomokoYOSHIDA, Tomoko (nee GOTO)   -   December 9, 1928 - October 4, 2022

Sadly, we announce the peaceful passing of Tomoko Yoshida, in her 94th year, at Sunnybrook Hospital.

She joins her beloved husband, Jake Yoshida (2001).

Survived by her sister, Yaeki Frances Nakamura; and sister-in-law, Masako Yoshida; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by siblings, Naoe (1987), Teruji (2020), Sakae (April 2022), and Masaye (1983); and in-laws, Shigeru Nakamura, Kay Goto, Chips Ogaki, Hugh Pickard, Hideo Yoshida, Tak Yoshida, Margaret Homma (Shingo), Barin Yoshida (Sue), Jane Tsuruoka (Mas).

Born in Strawberry Hill, BC, interned at Slocan during the war, then east to Chatham, and finally, Toronto in 1947.

WARD, Miriam "Doreen"   -   It is with saddened hearts that the family announces the passing of M. Doreen Ward, on October 4, 2022, at Humber River Hospital.

Preceded by her first husband, Benson Livingston Coyne (1957); and her second husband, Geoffrey H. Ward (2007). Beloved mother to James and Susan.

Loving sister and aunt.

Dunklee McCorkell BlancheDUNKLEE-McCORKELL, Blanche   -  Mom was called Home on Monday, October 3, 2022 at Sunset Manor, at the age of 94.

Predeceased by Frank Dunklee (1994), Ed McCorkell (2010) and her son Leslie Dunklee (2009).

Loving mother of Gail Hooper (Bill), and Linda Rennie.


Proud grandmother of 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Blanche will be deeply missed by her remaining siblings, older sister Jessie Morrison and younger sister Fay Reed. 

Umemoto KazukoUMEMOTO, Kazuko (nee IWASA)   -  Peacefully on Monday, October 3, 2022 in her 109th year at her residence at Momiji.

Beloved wife of George (deceased 2012).

Cherished mother of Lorne (Céline), Kathy (Herb), Anne (Jack).

Adored grandmother of David (Nathalie), Charles, Sara (Christian), Camille (Éric).

Beloved great-grandmother of Rachel, Jacques, Gabrielle, Francis, Laurence, Agathe, Martine, Délia.

Honorary grandmother of Gavin, Sidney. Heartfelt thanks to Marita, Tess, Marilyn, Juvy - her devoted caregivers who helped her stay independent, safe and active the past year. Kazuko was an extraordinary woman - 108 years - an incredibly well-lived life. 

Black DennisBLACK, Dennis John   -   March 3, 1953 - October 2, 2022

With great sadness, the family announces the passing of Dennis John Black of Toronto, Ontario, in his 69th year.

Dennis passed away suddenly Sunday afternoon (Oct 2, 2022) while doing what he loved.

Proud and loving father of John Black (Jordana) of Pickering and Jenny Souch (Mike) of Newcastle. Cherished grandfather of Logan, Megan, Lucas, and Julia Souch, and Avery and Cole Black. Dear brother of Kenneth Black (Helen) of Arnprior and Gail Manson of White Lake.

Loved uncle of Rachel, Stephen and Robert (Deanna).

Kelly MaryKELLY, Mary (nee Tosoni)    -  The family of Mary Kelly (Tosoni) announces with deep sadness, her peaceful passing in the palliative care unit of St. Michael's hospital, on October 2, 2022.

Mary was born on December 19, 1947, in Toronto, daughter of Anthony Tosoni and Marie Rose Tosoni (nee Reid).

She graduated from the University of Toronto, raised a family, and inspired countless young minds through teaching.

She was caring, kind, compassionate and sweet.

Mary made us laugh, even on her death bed.

She was a beauty inside and out with style and grace.

Mary is loved and respected, and will be forever missed.


Patskou ZoiPATSKOU, Zoi (nee KIRKOS)   -  Zoi Patskou (nee Kirkos) passed away peacefully at 92 years of age surrounded by her family on October 1, 2022 in Toronto.

She was born in Macedonia on March 16, 1930 and came to Canada in 1947.

She worked as a waitress in the family restaurant until she married in 1953 and then led a full life as homemaker, the best wife, mother and baba you could wish for, friend to all and right to the end, one dynamic bowler.

She was predeceased by her husband Alexander (2005) and leaves behind her children Don (Joanne), Bill (Carrol), Jim (Marisa), Loretta (Tom) and Patricia (Adriano).

She was a loving baba to her grandchildren Derek, Michael, Lauren, Alex and Daniel and loved by her many nieces and nephews.

DORMAN, Thomas F.    -  With the greatest of sadness, we announce the passing of Thomas F. Dorman on October 1, 2022 at Michael Garron Hospital.

Beloved son, father, brother, uncle and friend.

JARDINE, George Edward    -  Passed away peacefully at the age of 83, at Humber Heights Retirement Home while listening to his favourite jazz music.

Born to Hilda and Samuel Jardine on January 11, 1939, in Toronto, he had an older sister Edith (2009) and a younger brother Al (Kathy).

Benson DouglasBENSON, Douglas Garfield   -  It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Douglas Garfield Benson on October 1, 2022.

Loving husband of Boda; beloved father of Carolyn (Richard) and Kathlee; adoring grandfather of Katherine and Miles.

Doug is survived by his sister, Anne (Paul); and brother-in-law, Slobo; and is predeceased by his brothers, Paul and David.

He will also be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews, extended family members and dear friends.

Douglas was born on October 13, 1953, to Douglas Garfield and Evelyn Benson.

A talented corporate lawyer, he was a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and was awarded the Law Society of Upper Canada Treasurer's Medal in 1979.

DEclesis CarloD'ECLESIS, Carlo D’Eclesis    -  Carlo was born on January 1st, 1943.

He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving wife, Veronica and his daughter, Monica at the Sunnybrook Holland Centre on Friday, September 30, 2022.

Born in Bucharest, Romania to the late Nicola and Janetta D’Eclesis of Italian descent from Milano Italy.

Beloved brother to the late Aida and Larry D’Eclesis.

Beloved father-in-law to Sasha Ghaedi.

MACPHERSON, Janet Ann   -  Just after midnight on Friday, September 30th, Janet Ann MacPherson passed away peacefully, in St. Michael's Hospital after a brief illness.

Janet is survived by her longtime friend and wife, Dr. Miriam Skey; and their three honourary grandchildren, Nathan, Gavin and Alison.

PILACINSKI, Leszek   -  Born in Sochaczew, Poland, March 29, 1921.

Leszek passed away peacefully on Friday, September 30, 2022 in his 102nd year.

Beloved husband of Anna, "Hania" (Deceased).

WILLETT, Donna Merele Willett   -   79, passed peacefully, at home on Friday, September 30, 2022.

Beloved daughter of the late Raymond and Angelina Willett, she was born on July 19, 1943.

Donna is survived by her siblings: Rev. Hugh (Alice) Willett, Ottawa, ON, Rev. Jackson (Elaina) Willett, Kingston, NB, Barbara (Carl) Norden, Toronto, ON, Nancy (Reuben) Hatt, Mount Uniacke, NS, and Bryan (Shirley) Willett, Bridgetown, NS.

George JeanGEORGE, Jean (nee STAVROFF)   -  Jean died peacefully, with family by her side, at The Millwood Retirement Home, on September 29, 2022.

Predeceased by her husband, Stan; and parents, Loza and Blazo Stavroff.

Much loved mother to William (Susan), Tom (Sophie), Elaine (Patrick) Rocca and Philip (Kendra).

Cherished Baba to Krista, Stephanie, Jonathan, Simeon (Brie), Christian, Alexa, Matthew, Lily, Kaloyan.

Dear sister to Mary (Andy) Rorris. She genuinely loved people and was often chatting on the telephone with her friends and family.