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Nevin MichaelNEVIN, Michael Peter   -  Born in Williamsville, NY, on January 31, 1943, an only child to James Raymond Nevin and Margaret Brinker Drinkwater, Mike Nevin passed away at home, after a brief illness, on November 20, 2022.

Beloved father to Dera Jardine Nevin and Remington Lee Nevin, and a series of adopted cats, including Kingsley.

He is also survived by his former wife and best friend, Loreen Lorna Lee, whom he married on November 20, 1970.

Mike studied at Haverford College, the University of Maryland College Park and, after moving to Toronto in the late 1960s, the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education.

WOLKOW, Herta   - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Herta, on November 20, 2022.

Beloved wife of the late Igor.

Cherished mom to Peter (Xinia) and the late Lillian.

Devoted Sister to Helmut (Jill), Erwin (predeceased Dorothy).

Allen SamuelALLEN, Samuel   - September 19, 1917 – November 19, 2022


Peacefully, at Norfinch Community Home on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at the age of 105, Sam went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Sam was predeceased by his loving wife, Jean (nee Rochleau).

Beloved father of daughter, Violet Pantelidis (nee Allen) (Jim) and son, John Allen (Terri); dear grandfather to Stylianos Christopher James (Layla), Jennifer Kristen (Mitch), and Moira Sarah Anne Selke (nee Pantelidis) (Frank).

Great-grandfather to Scarlett, Noelle, Madeline and James.

Sam was born in Ballymena, Ireland, to parents Elizabeth (nee Alison) and John Allen.

LINDSAY, Jane Annette   -  January 24, 1939 – November 19, 2022

(Jane) Annette Lindsay was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

She passed away peacefully, on November 19, 2022, at the age of 83. 

Grant DavidGRANT, David Frederick William   -  March 31, 1948 - November 19, 2022

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, to Margaret and Rolph Grant.

He married Sharron (Norris) Grant in July 1972; children, Timothy (Jennifer), Geoffrey (Tanya) (grandsons, Tarence (Savanna), Anthony and Nickolas) and Virginia Grant.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Hugh Grant and Rolly Grant.

Scoleri SalvatoreSCOLERI, Salvatore   -   It is with profound and loving sadness we announce the passing of Salvatore Scoleri, who was peacefully called to Heaven, on November 18, 2022.

Predeceased by his loving wife, Lidia (deceased October 6, 2011).

Cherished and dear father to Lina, Pino (Emily) and Peter (Lisa).

Blessed and loving Nonno to Anthony (Cecilia), Sam, Natalie (Nick Paglia), Fabio, Sammy and Saverio.

Adored great-grandfather and Bisnonno to Sophia and Sienna.

He will always be remembered as a kind, loving friend and grandfather.

Forfar HerbertFORFAR, Herbert    -  February 16, 1929 - November 18, 2022

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Herbert Earl Forfar, at the tender age of 93, on November 18, 2022, at his residence.

Survived by his loving wife, Ruth (nee Mabley) of 68 years; his children, Donna Storey (Carl), Shirley Manchester (Mike), Ruthie (Nancy) and Gord (Lori).

Will also be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Marlene, Michelle, Bradley, Bailey, Alex, and Ben; and his great-grandchildren, Sydney, Kenzie and Damon.

Herb was born in the Toronto area in 1929 to parents Wilbur and Verona and was raised with his 5 siblings, all predeceased.

Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

DELAVIGNE, Susan Irene   -  Passed away on November 18, 2022.

Predeceased by her parents, James and Ivy Scott; and brother, Bruce Robert James.

Beloved mother to Aimée and Dory; and loving aunt to Kathleen Scullion, Gregory, Matthew and Heather Scott.

HOLMES, Jane Teresa   -  It is with profound sadness that we announce Teresa's sudden death on November 18, at the age of 68. 

She was the beloved daughter of the late Very Rev. Urban Tigner Holmes III.

She is survived by her loving husband, Kenneth Little; and son, William Tigner Holmes Little (Stephanie); her adored mother, Jane Neighbours Holmes, and sister, Janet Cooper (Brown), both of Sewanee, Tennessee; and brothers, Thom (Janae) of Atlanta, Georgia, and Allan (Kris) of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

Penwill LornaPENWILL, Lorna  -  It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Lorna Penwill, at age 91 on November 18, 2022, at Michael Garron Hospital.

Beloved mother of Diane and Kathy (Richard); loving wife of the late Wallace Penwill.

Lorna will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.

Mom was a Montrealer at heart. Born in the Town of Mount Royal, she graduated from the Mother House, a business college for women in a historic building at the corner of de Maisonneuve Boulevard and Sherbrooke Street. After graduation, she met Dad on the Laurentian Ski Train, which carried skiers from Montreal to the Laurentians.

She fell in love with the handsome, athletic Wallace (Wally/Buck) who hailed from the Eastern Townships, where he was working on a degree at Bishop's University.

Sherlock BerniceSHERLOCK, Bernice   -  October 10, 1924 – November 17, 2022

Born in Toronto, October 10, 1924, Bernice Sherlock passed away peacefully at home on November 17, 2022.

Predeceased by her husband, Joseph Gerald; her parents, Anne (Montone) and Sam Box; and her sisters, Philomena (Jack) Wiles and Gloria (Joseph) Podkowa.

Bernice is survived by her sister, Florence (Stan) Clarkin.

Loving mother to Michael (Lydia), Anne, Cathy (Glen) Molto, Mark, James (Barbara Ann) and Tim; and proud grandmother to numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

DEAR, Marion May Newell (nee WILLIAMS)   -  March 5, 1925 - November 17, 2022

Marion passed quietly at home, at the age of 97.

Cremation has been arranged, and a memorial service will be planned for a future date. 

McGARVEY, Ruth Madaline (nee SETH)   -  January 15, 1932 - November 17, 2022

Sadly passed away on November 17, 2022, at the age of 90, with her loving family at her side.

With a warm and open heart, and as a lover of animals, she had no shortage of friends.

ZUBER, Pieter Karl  -  July 22, 1938 - November 17, 2022

Zuber PieterIt is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Pieter Karl Zuber on November 17, 2022.

He is reunited with his beloved wife, Lynn (Jones); and is survived by his daughters, Sherie (Roy), Katherine, and Michelle (Donald).

He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Kaytlynn (Kyle), Shayne (Kelsey), Matthew (Tyla), Kyleah, and Tyler; and his great-grandchildren, Maddyx and Tucker.

Chiappetta FlorenceCHIAPPETTA, Florence (nee FARRO)   - March 1, 1932 - November 16, 2022

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Florence, after a multiple-year struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

She did so in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving husband, Joe, of 68 years; daughters, Cathy (John Biasucci), Marie (Scott Newton), Lorraine (Mike Groll), and Frances.

As well as her children, she is survived by her grandchildren, Andrew (Amie), Christine (Joey), Joey (Jess), Daniella (Cody); and great-grandchildren, Penelope, Fox, Kaiya, Parker, Demitrius, Darius and Antwane. 

Florence was a beautiful, elegant, intelligent and capable woman.

She was a perfect Lady.

Cira YolandaCIRA, Yolanda (nee BERNARD)   -  Yolanda Cira passed away peacefully at Delmanor Northtown on Wednesday November 16, 2022, in her 97th year.

Yolanda will be reunited with her beloved late husband, Charles. Lovingly remembered by children, Charles (Sherry), Michael (Mary), John (Nan) and Paul (Kathleen).

She will be sadly missed by her twelve grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Philp DougPHILP, Doug   - October 14, 1931 – November 16, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Doug Philp, beloved husband, wonderful father, and loving grandpa, on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at Trillium Health Partners Hospital in Mississauga. 

Doug passed peacefully, and is now in the company of his wife, Jackie (predeceased 2020); and son, Greg (predeceased 2014); along with many other family members. 

Doug is survived by his children, Doug Philp (Kingston) and Marti Philp (Toronto); grandchildren, Kyla Couturier (Philp) and husband, Denis Couturier (Belleville), Maegan Philp and husband, Nick Leblanc (Provost), Evan Loates (Toronto), and Ben Loates (Toronto). 

Cosway PatriciaCOSWAY, Patricia Ann   -  July 4, 1939 – November 15, 2022

Pat has completed the last item on her "to do" list and has left us to join her parents, Sydney George and Mabel Rose (Ferguson) Cosway; and her siblings, Bernice (Bunny) Mary Cosway Evans and Donald John Cosway.

I am sure they will all be glad to be reunited. She led a life of varied interests, many dear friends she treasured (who will also greet her I'm sure), and much travel to places around the world.

And she had a wonderful mixture of work in the television broadcasting world for 50 years – at CBC, CFTO-TV and CTV; and in program distribution at International Image and Deluxe Canada.

But most meaningful is her family, for whom she leaves her love forever, Gregory and Tammy Cosway, and Nana Pat's girls, her beloved and adored, Kylie Rose and Jazlyn (Jazzy) Heather Cosway; and Scott James Cosway, and family.

Branny KathyBRANNY, Kathy   -  It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Kathy Branny (nee Blakeney), age 70.

She died peacefully, at North York General Hospital, with her children by her side, on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.

She was a beloved mother, grandmother and aunt, who did so much for so many, while living her life to the fullest.

To have had that level of warmth, guidance, support and most of all, matriarchal love, daily, was the greatest gift of all.

Born March 6, 1952 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Isabel (nee Brunt) and Lloyd Blakeney, joining her older siblings, Myrna Birch (deceased) and Erv Blakeney (Marg) of Kentville, Nova Scotia.

MILLER, Charlene Mary  -   Passed away suddenly and peacefully, in the comfort of her home, on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.

Predeceased by her father, Ross Miller (2001), and mother, Betty (1966).

Our hearts are broken as we all mourn the loss of our Charlene.

Buxton BonnieBUXTON, Bonnie BuxtonMSM,  -  June 25 1940 - November 15 2022

Over the past several years, Alzheimer's Disease stole the creative mind of an author, publisher, social activist, nurturing mother, grandmother and wife.

On November 15, 2022, it took her body and broke the hearts of family and friends.

Bonnie wrote for many Canadian and international periodicals, published travel, pregnancy and entrepreneurial books, wrote plays for TV and film and had been a broadcaster with CBC-TV.

An early pioneer on public service projects, she was the co-founder of Project 80 in Montreal, helping under-privileged children break out of the cycle of poverty.

Lanzi CarloLANZI, Carlo   -   December 2, 1931 - November 15, 2022

My Carlo and I were married June 3, 1957.

He was my lifelong great love, best friend and biggest fan. 

We lived, worked and travelled all over the world, always together.

He was a Maestro of music, hotelier, avid videographer, painter, and consummate chef.

We lived an amazing life together.

Snow ShirleySNOW, Shirley Thelma (nee Lansitie)   -  July 29, 1933 - November 15, 2022

It is with inconsolable sadness that the family of Shirley Snow announces her peaceful passing, on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 89 years of age.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Thelma Carmela and Thomas Casper Lansitie; and is survived by her sister, Arlene (Bob) Harwood-Jones.

Shirley was a dedicated and loving mother of three, grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of six.

Her devoted husband of sixty-nine years, Albert "Roy" Snow, is heartbroken at the loss of his beautiful wife, travel companion and lifelong best friend.

Shirley will be forever missed by all who have had the pleasure of meeting her.

Murray MonaMURRAY, Mona Blanche (nee MURRAY)   -  October 7, 1921 - November 15, 2022

Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away at Toronto Western Hospital, on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. 

Mona was predeceased by her parents, Cora Marion Turnbull Murray and James Henry Murray; her husband, Stuart Elliot Murray; her son, James Melvin Murray; her daughter-in-law, Giah Eisenstein; her grandson, Robert Murray Kitchen; and her great-grandson, Maccabee Murray.

She leaves a beautiful legacy in the lives of her daughter, Martha Janine Murray; and grandchildren, Jeremy (Karen), James (Jennifer), Correne, Patrick (Amy), Kyle (Abigail), Devon (Adrienne), and Laura (Matthew); and great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Norah, Ezra and Zachary, Everlyn and Eisley, Kennedy and Quinn, and Stratton and Robert. 

DE DIEGO, Rosina (nee STANZIOLA)   -  January 8, 1923 - November 14, 2022

In the company of her beloved children, and in her 99th year, Rosina left us on Monday, November 14, 2022, in Toronto, Ontario.

She was adored by her devoted husband, Eduardo Ernesto De Diego (2015) and cherished by her children, Ilka Irene, Eduardo Jr. (Sarah), Marcos (Debbie) and Mara (1998).

Bozoki ErzebetBOZOKI, Erzebet (nee KADAR)   -  February 20, 1946 - November 14, 2022

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Erzebet Bozoki, in her 77th year, on November 14, 2022.

Dearly loved by her husband of 57 years, Sandor; her daughter, Tinda (Edward); and her grandchildren, Nicole and Erik. Devoted sister to Mihaly Kadar.

Predeceased by her parents, Istvan and Erzsebet; and her brothers, Istvan and Janos.

She leaves many other family members and friends, both here and in Europe, who will sadly miss her.

May she find peace in God's hands.