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Rabie MarciaRABIE, Marcia (Mercia) Rabie - Sunday April 25, 2021, passed away peacefully a few weeks before her 99th birthday.

Beloved mother of Gail and mother-in-law of Gil Faclier.

Adored Granny of Hayli and Jacqui Faclier and great granny to Jade & Jett.

She was predeceased by her husband Ziggie Rabie, companion Max Florence and her beloved brothers Brom, Tiny and Issy Levy.

Lewis SharronLEWIS, Sharron (Barrs) - The family sadly announces the passing of Sharron Lewis, age 94, on April 25, 2021, at Toronto. She died peacefully & with dignity.

Sharon was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother & great grandmother.

She was the wife of the late Harry Barrs and the late Harry Lewis.

Sharron was the devoted mother & mother-in-law of Gary (Carol), Randy, Pamela (David), Heather (David), Darrell (Leidy), Louise.

Ruby DavidRUBY, David - On Sunday, April 25, 2021.

David Ruby, beloved husband of Shelley.

Loving father and father-in-law of Wynne and Charmaine Ruby, Lyle and Cami Ruby, Marcee and Paul Rowan, and Avra Myers.

Dearest brother of the late Murray Ruby and Sylvia Levy.

Devoted grandfather of Taiya, Logan, Becky, Ryan, Grey, Ella, and great-grandfather of Eve, and Charlie.

Sottile VincenzinaSOTTILE, Vincenzina - God called Vincenzina back home on April 25, 2021 at the age of 81.

She is now reunited in Heaven with her husband Giovanni.

Vincenzina is cherished by her dear sons Fred (Cesidia) and Steve (Anna).

The proud nonna to Gianluca (Karen), Cassandra, Bianca and John.

She will be held dear in the hearts of her siblings, relatives and many friends.

KNOTT, Anna - Peacefully on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at the age of 95.

Beloved wife of the late Albert Knott.

Predeceased by her parents Steve and Yusenta Yacentiuk.

Dear sister of Natalie Longtin and Diana Yacentiuk.

Romanyk StellaROMANYK, Stella - Passed away peacefully at the Village of Humber Heights long term care facility in Toronto on the morning of April 25, 2021.

Stella felt cared for and loved by many of the staff at Humber Heights and for that, the family is deeply grateful.

She is predeceased by her son, Michael, her sister, Margaret Leshchshyn, and her brother, Michael Lyne.

Stella will be sorrowfully missed by her family: her children and their spouses Christine Vourlas (Tasso), Nadine Janes (Curtis), and Steven Romanyk (Prescilda DeSilva); her grandchildren Hayley Janes, Karlie Janes, Parker Janes, and Nicholas Vourlas.   

Lyons MaryLYONS, Mary Theresa - It is with profound sadness our family announces the peaceful passing of Mary on Sunday, April 25, 2021 in her 98th year.

Mary is survived by her loving daughters Clare-Marie and Joanne, her son-in-law Bob and granddaughter Kathleen.

She is predeceased by her beloved husband Joseph, her parents Julia Kavanagh and Thomas Harold Worsdall, by her sister Nora Mckee(Arthur), brother George Worsdall(Mary) and sister Lucy McCarthy(Thad).

She will be greatly missed by her many nieces and nephews.

King DorothyKING, Dorothy Alice - 97, of Richmond Hill, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 25, 2021.

She and her husband, Terence King, predeceased November 2020, were married for 78 years.

Dorothy often said that she had the most wonderful childhood, the best marriage and the best family.

She was a very social woman, always interested in people’s stories and in how she could help them. Our Queen Mum will be dearly missed.

Niece LarryNIECE, Captain Larry Harold - Passed away peacefully, with the love of his family in heart, on April 25, 2021 at Cedarwood Village.

Larry was the beloved brother of Wendy (Howard Gallivan) and Paddy (Stan Bateman).

Beloved uncle to Christine, Lauralee, Cynthia, Patricia, Bret, Katrina, Cornell and Blair. 

He was proud to be a Captain with Toronto Fire Services for over 25 years and acted as “Sparky” in Toronto schools to teach fire awareness.

BLECHSCHMIDT, Donald, M.D. - (1954 - 2021) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Donald (Doc) Blechschmidt, who died on April 25, 2021, after a seven-year battle with cancer.

He passed away at home surrounded by loved ones.

Don was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and son. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Joan; his children, Ian (Kate), Eileen, Kelly (Sean), and Leah; his grandchildren, Loghan and baby-girl-to-be; his sister, Sue (Dave); his brother, Stephen; and his mother, Mary.

Don was a family physician in Brampton for 40 years before his retirement in 2020.

BRITNELL, James Wilfred  -  James Wilfred Britnell, born April 14, 1928 passed away April 25, 2021 at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich.

Jim was predeceased by his wife Mary Beth April 24, 2020 and daughter-in-law Mary Ann (2018).

Jim was a graduate of the civil engineering program at U of T and was Huron County engineer for many years.

TRIFILETTI, Lily   - After a long, courageous battle with illness, Lily passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on April 25, 2021, at Toronto Western Hospital.

Lily was the beloved wife of the late Michele for 55 years. Cherished mother of Roy, Pat and Pino.

Pilaroscia FrankPILAROSCIA, Frank - It is with sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Frank on Sunday, April 25, 2021.

Loving father to Michael (Jolene), and Christina.

Proud Nonno of Brianna and Katie.

Preceded by his wife Ann Pilaroscia, his parents; Giuseppina and Vincenzo Pilaroscia.

Frank leaves to mourn his partner Monica who was his best friend and companion.

Birnie ScotBIRNIE, Scot Allan  -  It is with profound sadness that the family of Scot Allan Birnie announce his sudden death on April 25, 2021, at the age of 61.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Birnie and Jeanne (Kinney) Birnie, and his brothers, John S. Birnie and Michael Birnie, of North Bay, ON.

He is survived and deeply loved by his wife, Karen (Broad) Birnie, his two sons, John and David Birnie of Halifax, NS; his sister-in-law, Susan (Larmer) Birnie and nephew, Noah Perron of North Bay, ON; his mother-in-law, Delores (Watson) Broad and his father-in-law, Kevin Broad of Bristol, NB; his sister-in-law, Karla (Broad) Deweyert, her husband, Ted Deweyert and their children, Claire and Anne Deweyert of Bristol, NB, and his treasured golden retriever, Pyper.

 

CAMERON, Annabelle (Ann) Frasken   -  On April 25, 2021, Ann passed away at Etobicoke General Hospital, following a stroke.

Her family will miss her gentle nature and ongoing interest with her family connections.

She had an astonishingly large and diverse circle of friends.

ELDER, Sarah   - It is with great sadness that, on Sunday, April 25, 2021, Sarah Margaret Elder (Bruce) passed away peacefully at home, at the age of 82, in Markham, Ontario.

Sarah was born in August 1938 in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

Sarah was a loving wife to John G. Elder for more than 62 years.

Gillies GeraldineGILLIES, Geraldine (Gerry) Frances (nee GEOFFREY)   - March 29, 1927 - April 25, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family announces Geraldine's passing after a short illness peacefully in Kitchener, ON.

Geraldine is reunited with her husband John (predeceased 2016) and will be celebrating their 72nd anniversary together.

She is survived by her son Robert Gillies and his wife Connie of Thornhill, brother Gerry Geoffrey (wife Carmen) of Coniston, sister Carole Larrett (husband Gary) of Skead, sisters-in-law Gert Gillies of Waterloo and Norma Gillies of Peterborough.

She will be deeply missed by her many nieces and nephews.

Himpfen ScottHIMPFEN, Scott Stanley   - October 11, 1963 - April 25, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Scott after a brief struggle with COVID-19 and diabetes.

Beloved brother of Roberta Keogh and Greg Himpfen.

Much-loved uncle to Jeff MacCheyne and Brandon Himpfen.

He will also be dearly missed by his special friend Lien Le and her family.

He will be well remembered by his many friends and co- workers at the former Toronto Sun and Postmedia, where he worked for many years. 

 

 

LAW, James (Jim) Stuart   - Passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at home at the age of 81, with family by his side.

Survived by wife Sylvia.

Dearly missed by Lois and his children, Mandy (Mike Cooper), Jennifer (Daniel Masters) and Iain.

Vella MaryVELLA, Mary Patricia   - November 16, 1933 – April 25, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Mary Patricia Vella (nee Spiegelhalter) at the age of 87 at North York General Hospital on April 25, 2021 after a brief illness.

Daughter of the late Edward and Catherine Spiegelhalter. Sister to Helen (Peter) and the late William (Mary).

Beloved wife of loving husband Emanuel (Sam) Vella for almost 65 years, Mother to Catherine (Mark), Susan (Howard) and John (Elena).

Loving Grandmother to Melissa (Michael), Adam (Natasha) Andrew, Patrick, Julia, Emanuel and Eryka.

Great-Grandmother to Owen, Lucas, Brianna, Anthony and Ava.

Barber KatherineBARBER, Katherine Patricia Mary - (1959 - 2021) - Katherine Barber, aka "Canada’s Word Lady," died on April 24, 2021 at Bridgepoint Healthcare Centre in Toronto. It was a beautiful spring day with flowers beginning to bloom - as appropriate for such an avid gardener.

Katherine was diagnosed with a particularly virulent and rapid form of brain cancer that took her life a mere two weeks after its diagnosis.

A woman of prodigious intellect and achievement, she was a true Renaissance woman, deeply knowledgeable and in love with the English language, ballet, flowers, baking, Gilbert & Sullivan, international travel, choral church music, and most of all, her cats.

She was fluent in French and German and conversant in Italian. Her greatest achievement was being the inspiration and founding editor of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary - the first dictionary of its kind and a lasting contribution to the development of Canadian culture.

Almeida GlorianaALMEIDA, Gloriana - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Gloriana on April 24, 2021 at the age of 61 years.

Gloriana is now reunited in heaven with her dear parents Elisa De Graca and Marcelino Torres and brother Manuel Torres.

She was the loving wife of Joao. Cherished mother of Diane and her husband Vince Forgione, Brian Almeida and his wife Sara and Christopher Almeida and his girlfriend Michelle Lee. She will forever be the Avo of Mason and Jesse.

Duncan LindaDUNCAN, Linda Ann (nee Crocker) - Linda passed away peacefully at the age of 78 on Saturday, April 24th 2021 at the Etobicoke General Hospital, after a short but tough battle with Covid.

Beloved wife of John, for nearly 53 wonderful years. Loving mother of Andrew (Alison) and Courtney (Petar). Cherished grandmother to two adored grandchildren, Cole and Vivien. Linda will also be deeply missed by her brother Steve (Heather).

Linda was born October 26, 1942 in Weston, Ontario, a neighbourhood that held a special place in her heart for her entire life. Linda spent nearly 45 years working at Dominion and A&P in their head office.

Bodie LloydBODIE, Lloyd Leslie - Peacefully, in the comfort of his home at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre, Lloyd passed on from this earth on April 24th, 2021, in his 95th year.

Lloyd and his twin Allan were born in the depths of a Winnipeg winter in 1926. He spent his childhood summers swimming in the Red River with siblings and friends. He often spoke fondly of his father, who took them on adventures into the wilds of Manitoba to explore nature.

Winnipeg was his home until he joined the Army in 1944, when he moved to the Canadian Forces Base in Shilo, Manitoba for training, and there became an instructor in marksmanship. Following the end of the war, Lloyd attended the University of Manitoba, receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. One of his summer jobs took him to Bissett, Manitoba, where he met his future wife, Janice.

Doria AnnaDORIA, Anna (nee Giovane) - It is with profound sadness that the family of Anna (nee Giovane) Doria announces her peaceful passing on April 24, 2021 in Maple, Ontario at the age of 82 years old.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 54 years, Antonio; Cherished mother of Raffaella (John), Frank (Enza) and Silvio (Cindy). Loving and devoted Nonna to Vanessa, Amanda, Anthony and Julianna.

Caring sister to Aurora and Luigi and predeceased by her brothers Emilio, Gemino, Ugo and Dino.

Pereira Fernando FrankPEREIRA, Fernando 'Frank' - It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Fernando (Frank) Pereira at the age of 91 on April 24th, 2021. Frank passed away peacefully at Peel Manor Long Term Care Centre with his family by his side.

He was a devoted husband to his late wife Maria, and he will be missed by his sons, daughters-in-law and his five grandchildren.

He will be remembered for his love of family, great sense of humour, green thumb, and amazing dance moves.