Toronto (GTA)


Kennedy BettyKENNEDY, Hon. Betty Margaret Hannah, O.C., LL.D. - (JANUARY 4, 1926 - MARCH 20, 2017) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the Hon. Betty Kennedy, O.C., LL.D., in her 91st year.

Betty was born and raised in Ottawa, the daughter of Walter Herbert Styran and Janet Kincaid (McPhee) Styran. She was married to Gerhard William Thomas Kennedy (d. 1975), and to George Allan Burton (d. 2003).

She is survived and will be sadly missed by her sons Mark Kennedy (Anne Mirgalet) of Etobicoke, Shawn Kennedy (Susannah Lam) of Smithers, and D'Arcy Kennedy of Thailand; daughter Tracy Brown (Dr. David Brown) of Mono; sisters Joan Smith of Windsor and Patricia Styran of Toronto; and too many step-children, grandchildren, friends and admirers to name.

Betty was a widely-respected journalist, broadcaster, television personality, TV producer, author and board member.


MOREAU, Avorill Beatrice (nee Johnson)  - Peacefully passed away in her 83rd year, surrounded by her family, on Thursday, March 23, 2017.


BRAICO, Michele  - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Michele (Mike) Braico on March 22, 2017 at the age of 67.

Predeceased by his parents Antonio and Rosa.


McNeill NancyMcNEILL, Nancy Jane (nee Westlake) - On Wednesday March 22, 2017 at the age of 83 passed away.

Ontario Hydro Pensioner and Walmart Associate.

Daughter of the late George and Violet Westlake. Sister to the late Thomas Westlake.

Mother of James (Cindy) and Warren (Elizabeth). Grandmother to Caitlin and Ryan.


LERNER, Margaret  - Passed away peacefully with family by her side at Markham Stouffville Hospital on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Beloved wife of Fred.


BLAKE, Violet Lorraine (nee HARRISON)  - It is with broken hearts that the Blake family announce the passing of our mother, Violet Blake, in her 92nd year on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Beloved wife of her dear Barler, the late William Arthur Blake (deceased 2004).


DICKS, Joyce Lilian (nee POTTER)  - It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Joyce at Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, on March 22, 2017 in her 87th year.

Beloved wife of Samuel for 47 years.


SARTORI, Luigi  - Peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 with his loving wife by his side.

Beloved husband of 62 years to Olga. Devoted father of Claudio (Lynn), Valerie (Greg) McLeish, Laura (Ron) Sedran and Lisa (Rob) Simone.


ARTHURS, Jean Evelyn (nee NOXON)  - Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Trillium Health Partners Mississauga, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in her 97th year.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Norman.


Larabie ElizabethLARABIE, Elizabeth  - Passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at the age of 86.

Predeceased by her husband Bernard.

Survived by her daughter Colleen, son Gerald (Karen).

And her three grandchildren Alexandra, Sean and Samantha.


Pongracz EinePONGRACZ, Eine Eila - January 3, 1936 - March 21, 2017

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017, with her daughters by her side, at the young age of 81.

Reunited and dancing with her beloved Lou (Ludwig).

Loving Mom of Heidi Pongracz and Lisa Bell (Graeme).

The best Omi to Matrixx, Qwynn, Owen and Ryley.

Eine will be sadly missed by her family in Finland and Sweden.


Town GeorgeTOWN, George Arthur Jr. –  Proud Canadian, Lover of Fun & Freedom and True Whitby-ite

Unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 21st 2017 in his 67th year.

Predeceased by his beloved Wife Maria (2013).

Unique and Spirited Father of Lisa (Luke) and Andrea (Kyle).

Proud Grandpa of Quinn.

Cherished Son of Irene and the late George Town.

Loving Brother of Lynda Lackner.

Dear Son-in-Law to Lila and the late Kurt Rossler.


Dawson WilliamDAWSON, William James (Jim)  - May 31, 1934 - March 21, 2017

Peacefully at Winston Park Retirement Home in Kitchener on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at the age of 82.

Beloved husband of Ruth (deceased) for 57 years.

Dear father of Donna Ouellette (Duane) and Denise Hasen (Daric).

Loving grandfather of Kristofer (Nina), Courtney (Christopher), Corey (Melissa) and Kristin and great grandfather of Ashley, Inara, Kinsey, Sofia, Chloe, Kylie and Lucia.

Jim is survived by his brothers Edward Dawson (Mary), Lawrence Dawson (Linda) and his sister Irene Groves (Ivan deceased).


McGahon BarbaraMcGAHON, Barbara Joan  - Passed away with her family by her side at Port Perry Hospital on Tuesday March 21st, 2017 at the age of 76.

Loved wife of Fabian of Seagrave formerly of Newmarket for 55 years.

Dear mother of Michael McGahon (late Connie) of Brooklin and Tammy McGahon of Seagrave.

Cherished grandmother of Amanda, Shaun, Michael and Tiffany.

Barbara will be missed by her precious companion Boots, and will be fondly remembered by many friends and extended family.


Mulligan MichaelMULLIGAN, Michael James WinstonLongtime Employee of General Motors.

Suddenly on Tuesday, March 21st 2017 at the age of 75.

Beloved husband of Joan for 56 years.

Loving father of Michael, Ronald and James. Proud grandpa of Amanda.

Jim will be fondly remembered by his brothers, sisters and many, many friends.


CHIN, Philip —  Philip of Toronto, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

Philip, 88, was surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on September 23, 1928 in Suriname.


COBURN, Eleanor (nee Thomson)  - In her 96th year, Eleanor passed away peacefully on March 21, 2017.

Eleanor was a strong, beautiful and fun-loving woman to the end of her life.

Predeceased by her loving husband, Jack.


COLES, Mabel Harriett  - Passed away peacefully at Brampton Civic Hospital on March 21, 2017 at the age of 79.

Predeceased by her loving husband Rev. Alexander Coles.


FRICKLETON, Alexander McGinnes —  98, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Richmond Hill, ON, after a brief decline.

Alex was a devoted and loving husband to his wife Anne and a good and loving father to his children Anne, Harry, Gordon and Stuart.


MORRITT, John  - On Tuesday, March 21, 2017 after a wonderful life. John passed away at home at the age of 91, with his beloved wife of 47 years, Susan Rowland, by his side.


VAN NES, Jan  - Peacefully on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at North York General Hospital in his 89th year.

A true entrepreneur, founder of Van Nes Flowers Limited, master floral designer and the debonair "Mayor of Bayview".


SIMOES, Tiberio  - Our beloved Tiberio Simoes has peacefully gone home to be with God on March 21, 2017 in his 84th year.

He will be sadly missed by his wife of 61 years Maria, his 5 children - Tiberio, Catarina, Ana, Ricardo and Patricia and their spouses.


GARDINER, Joshua Michael  - Peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family, after a valiant battle with cancer, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

Josh Gardiner, in his 18th year, beloved husband of Bronwyn (Smethurst).


GOODE, Margaret (nee WALKER)  - Passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto, with her family at her side, at the age of 91.

Margaret was a person full of life, who showed genuine interest in others, young and old.


HAZELL, William  -  One of nature's true gentleman, William Gray Hazell left his earthly body on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

Loving husband of the late Bettie Marie (2012).


REGAN, Diane Beverly  - After a brief and aggressive illness on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at home.

Diane passed away in her 83rd year.

Beloved wife of the late Francis.