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de Guerre Vernonde GUERRE, Vernon  -   Peacefully, on November 14, 2022, in Toronto, Ontario, at the age of 90, with his daughters by his side.

Predeceased by his loving wife, Joan; beloved father to Nancy, Ellen, Alyson and Dodi; loving grandpa to Avalon and Calum, Jennifer, Meaghan (Timothy and great-granddaughter to be), Justin, Corey (Alexandria and first great-granddaughter, Charlotte), and Ethan.

Born and raised in Toronto, Vern had a zest for life and a great sense of fun and adventure! He had a sharp, logical mind - an early "techie" who worked in the IT field for many years.

Committed to family, and a practising Christian Scientist throughout his life.

WEST, Rosemary Jean (nee MARSHALL)   -  Rosemary passed peacefully on November 14, 2022, after a short but brave battle with cancer.

Beloved mother of sons, James (Sayaka) and Adam (Rachel); sister of Almeda and Janet; and dear Nana of Charlotte and Catherine (Kate).

Burbridge LorraineBURBRIDGE, Lorraine Burbridge   -  The grand love of Ronald Burbridge for 54 years, sister in a very large family and aunt to many treasured nephews and nieces, passed on November 14, 2022, due to heart complications, at the age of 77.

Lorraine recently completed her legacy website, It includes 15 Travel Logs of her and Ron's travelling adventures in North America and Europe and introduces her Autobiography: A Flare of Willpower.

All of these were personally written by Lorraine, who was very excited about having people visit her website.

Ron now regards the website as a tribute to the precious love of his life, full of zest and a beautiful spirit.

STARR, Dr. Joseph   -  On November 13, 2022, at Baycrest.

Joe Starr passed away peacefully, with his devoted wife, Bernadette, by his side.

A man of great intellect, quick wit and warm heart.

Loving father and father-in-law of Greg and Heather, Tracey and George Papaioannou, Matt and Inbar, and Ryan and Jen.

Mangos JudyMANGOS, Judy Ann (nee Jackson)   -  Peacefully, on Sunday, November 13, 2022, at the age of 68, surrounded by her loving family.

Beloved wife of Peter for 34 years.

Loving sister of Shelley (George); and brother, Wayne (Elizabeth). Sister-in-law to Nick (Marlene).

Lovingly remembered by many nephews and one special niece (Jennifer)!

Will be greatly missed by her dog (George) and cat (Dousha).

Predeceased by her parents; and sister, Ronda.

Judy was a longtime City of Toronto employee, retired.

Jaakkimainen ReinoJAAKKIMAINEN, Reino  -  Our Dad enjoyed life and just after his 95th birthday he peacefully passed away on November 13, 2022.

"DJ" will be greatly missed by his children Leif (Bonnie), Leena (Graham) and Liisa (John). He was ridiculously proud of his grandchildren Owen and Ella and Ethan (Rita).

He loved to watch the excitement of his great-grandchildren Beckett and Abram during our family Christmas Eve celebrations. Reino was an Ingrian Finn, born in Kurkela.

He told us many stories about the hardships during WWII of having the German and Russian front pass through his family home.

Yet as a family he along with his parents (Aatami and Maria) and brothers (Jussi and Matti) survived the siege of Leningrad. After the war, he trained as an engineer in Sweden where he met and married our mother (Anitta-predeceased).

ARMSTRONG, Brian Gregory  -  It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the sudden passing of Brian Gregory Armstrong, on November 13, 2022, age 68. 

Brian leaves behind his wife, Darlene; his daughters, Steph (Shayne) and Kim (Ryan); his brothers, Alan (Bernice) and Wayne (June); along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Doede RichardDOEDE, Richard Dennis   -  Passed on Sunday, November 13, 2022, at 69 years of age in Toronto.

Dear brother of Dolores Golden (Ron) of Breslau, David Doede (Linda) of Stratford, and Douglas Doede (Kathryn) of Burlington.

Dear uncle to his many nephews and nieces.

Predeceased by his parents, Rudolf and Erika Doede; and elder brother, Ronald Doede.

Vertolli FlorenceVERTOLLI, Florence (nee CLARK)   -  December 7, 1925 – November 12, 2022

Passed away peacefully at home with her daughter in law Johanne and grandson Michael by her side in her 96th year.

Predeceased by her husband George, her son Michael, and her great-granddaughter Nadia.

Survived by her daughter-in+law Johanne, her grandson Michael and her great-grandchildren Amelia, Lilliana and Michael Jr.

Jeffrey BeatriceJEFFREY, Beatrice Mary Johnson  -  It is with the deepest of sorrow that we announce the passing of a dear mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother at the age of 99 on November 12, 2022.

She touched us all so powerfully by her genuine caring for others, her warmth, her ability to find humour in the darkest of days.

Beatrice was predeceased by Henry Burnette Johnson and Russell Jeffery.

Cherished mother of Linda Delaney (Doug) and the late Anne Tompsett.

Nana to Richard Delaney (Trilce), Mark (Charisma) and Mathew Tompsett. Great-grandmother to Bradley, Destiny, Quinn and Ezra. She was so proud to be an aunt to several nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to all the support staff associated with Bea especially the PSW's and nursing staff on Fisher Wing.

McCLELLAND, Isabel Ann (nee ANN)   -  Ann peacefully passed away on November 12, 2022, at the age of 89. 

Beloved wife of Kenneth.

Loving mother of Paul (Bonnie), Andrea (Barry), and Grant (Rita); and mother-in-law to Bruce.

PEREUX, Ron Edward  -  With deep sadness, on November 12, 2022, at home, Ron's great heart gave out.

Born in Pine Falls, Manitoba, his greatest joy was riding his horse, Prince.

Ron graduated as a technologist in radiology in Winnipeg, and then moved to Toronto, where he worked nearly twenty years at Women's College Hospital, then at Scarborough and Northumberland Hospitals, where the flag was flown at half-mast in his honour.

GOODMAN, Marvin B.   -  On Friday, November 11, 2022, Marvin Bernard Goodman, in his 95th year, of complications from Dementia.

Beloved husband of Diana.

Loving father and father-in-law of Ray and Kathy Goodman, Bob and Amy Goodman, Marcia and Harvey Goldlist, and Sarah and Frank Gratta.

Adamson GeorgeADAMSON, George William   -  Peacefully, on November 11, 2022.

George lost his beloved wife, Eileen, in 2021. They had been married for 74 years.

Born April 10, 1926, the eldest of 5 sons born to William and Barbara (Allan), survived by brother, Bill (Marlene).

After serving in the Royal Canadian Navy in WWII in the St. Lawrence, chasing and locating enemy subs, he returned to Toronto to become an optician, eventually serving terms as President of its Association, and often teaching classes at local community colleges.

George and Eileen married in 1947 and had 4 children: David, who sadly passed in July, Donald, Nancy (Fred) and Cathy (Paul).

Brown StevenBROWN, Steven Douglas   -  November 15, 1949 - November 11, 2022

After a courageous and determined battle with cancer, Steve passed away on November 11, 2022, in Victoria, B.C.

Steve was born in Toronto, grew up in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and attended the University of Guelph, where he studied horticulture.

Then moved to Victoria, where he could work in his profession year-round. Steve worked at UVIC as a grounds supervisor for 33 years. 

He loved travelling, gardening, camping, golfing, dining out and trips to the casino.

Ross SusanROSS, Susan Catherine (nee FERGUSON)   - 1968 - 2022   On Thursday, November 10, 2022, after a 2-year battle with cancer, Susan Ross (Ferguson) passed away.

Predeceased by her parents, Connie Ferguson (nee Hoey) and John Ferguson; and her brother, Shawn M. Ferguson.

Loving wife of Blake Ross; and cherished mother of Jake Michael Ross, both of whom will miss her dearly. Susan will also be missed by extended family and friends.

Susan had a successful career as an insurance broker, before retiring to spend her days with her son.

SLAMEN, Joan   - April 18, 1932 – November 9, 2022

Joan was finally released from all her pain on Wednesday, November 9th, surrounded by family and her loving partner, Louise Fast, with whom she shared 46 wonderful years.

She is now resting with her family and friends who left us before her.

Wine ShellyWINE, Shelly  -  Our strong, independent, sister passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.

Devoted daughter of the late Esther and Harold.

Beloved sister of Billy (Kathy) and Mitchell (Judy).

Loving aunt of Braeden, Tobin (Sheyenne), and Audrey.

Adoring owner/mother of Dali and Macho, her dogs.

A treasured friend to a wide circle of friends and extended family.

HIRANO, Wendy Elizabeth (Kiyoko)   -  Passed away on November 9, 2022, at the age of 65, in Calgary, Alberta.

Predeceased by her father, Paul Hirano (1992) and mother, Joan Hirano (2020).

Loving sister to Marvin; auntie to Jordan and Austin; and mother to fur baby, Toby (her buddy and companion).

Jeffries FrancesJEFFRIES, Frances May (nee SYE)   -  Passed away peacefully, on November 9, 2022, at the age of 96.

Predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Albert.

Cherished mother of Karen Winters (John), Ronald (Victoria), Patricia Uger (Rick), and John (Rita).

She will be greatly missed by her 8 grandchildren; and her 9 great-grandchildren.

Survived by her sister, June Banks (Jack). She was a member of the Toronto Naval Glee Club and volunteered for Meals on Wheels for many years.

RYBACK, Doris Lucille (nee LOVEJOY)   -  Passed away peacefully, at home, as was her wish, at the age of 93, on November 9, 2022.

Doris was born in Wyandotte, Michigan, on May 17, 1929.

FENECH, Rita   -  With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Rita Fenech while surrounded by family on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at the age of 94.

Beloved and devoted wife to Fred Fenech and loving mother to Michael, Marie (Herb), Catherine and Joanne (Brent).

Devoted grandmother to Daniel, Nicholas, Kaylin, Tanner, Cooper, Ryleigh, Madigan, Graiden and Finnian.

Lewycky MariaLEWYCKY, Maria   - August 6, 1934 - November 8, 2022

With profound sadness, we grieve the loss of our beloved mother, Maria Lewycky (nee Zubrycka-Barabash), as a result of complications following successful surgery.

Aged 88, born in Lviv, Ukraine.

Predeceased by her true love husband, Nestor; and brother, Yurij.

Survived by her brother, Liubomyr; son, Zenon (Jennifer); daughter, Marta (Wilf); grandchildren, Kalyna (Steve), Zachary, Daniel and Sophie; great-grandchildren, Maxim, Emma and Chloe; and extended family in Canada, USA, Ukraine and Spain.

At age 9, during WWII, Mama fled Ukraine to escape the Nazis and Soviets, escorted by her aunt and uncle, who adopted her so she could immigrate with them to Canada, after two years in Displaced Persons camps in Germany.

KARRANDJAS, Diana Sindonia Karrandjas   -  84, passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at St. Joseph's Health Centre.

Daughter of Joseph and Dorothy Redding (nee Ball), wife to Chris Karrandjas, mother to Helen and Nanci, and grandmother to Cabot, Moremi and Hudson.

Bury AnitaBURY, Anita Frances  -  Tuesday, June 1, 1948 - Tuesday, November 8, 2022

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dear friend, Anita Frances Bury.

Anita is survived by her cousin, Frank Organ of Melbourne, Florida, and her aunt, Audrey Organ, of Spring Hill, Florida.

Predeceased by daughter, Denise Lafayette; mother, Frances Lloyd; and father, William Lloyd. Anita was an extremely successful business owner of a local wire and cable company for over 34 years.

She was well respected throughout the industry and will be deeply missed by employees, former employees and customers alike. Anita retired October 8, 2021, after a long, successful working career.

Being a lover of animals, Anita was involved in different organizations advocating for their safety and preservation.

THOMSON, Jean Ruth   -  (September 14, 1926 – November 8, 2022)

With great sadness, the family of Jean Ruth Thomson announces her sudden passing on November 8, 2022.

Born in Brampton, Ontario, Jean was predeceased by her parents, Louise (Sandusky) and Harold Stanley Thomson; and brother, David.