Toronto (GTA)


Blair AlexanderBLAIR, Alexander (Alex) James - (Retired Brooklin Concrete, Past Noble Grand Odd Fellows Lodge # 165, Life long member of Brooklin United Church, Member of Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 152)

After an 18 year courageous struggle with cancer, Alex passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on January 19th 2017 at the age of 86.

Loving husband and best friend of Marion (nee Ormiston) for 64 wonderful years.

Loving father of Terry (Lynn) and Donna (Dave). Dearly loved by his 3 granddaughters who he called his angels Kelly, Crystal and Shannon and his 3 great-grandchildren Sequoya, Tallia and Lincoln, his little angels.

Brother of Marion Buller (Art) and Margaret Wilson (late Vernon) predeceased by his parents Alex and Clara Blair, sisters Blanche, Gladys, Estella, Bernice, Mildred and brother John.


GOLDMAN, Dr. Ivan  - Peacefully on Thursday, January 19, 2017.

Beloved husband of Jeanette.

Loving father of Faye, Avery, Jonathan, and Daniel and father- in-law of Michael Landau, Pippa White, Anais Gagne, and Thuy Nga Pham. Devoted grandfather of Jacob, Meera, Talia, Rafi, Noa, Theo and Damien.


RAB, Eva —  October 25, 1926 -  January 19, 2017

The world has lost its Sisu Queen - Eva Rab.

At 90 years young, she was as feisty, strong and courageous as she was the day she left Finland, as a young mother to start her new adventure in Canada.


BETEL, Linda Rachele  - Passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

Linda Rachele (nee Glass), loving wife of Bernie.

Daughter of the late Sam and Ann Glass.


Roussel GeorgeROUSSEL, George Cyprien - (Retired 35 year employee of General Motors of Canada and Long time member of King Street Pentecostal Church)

Peacefully in his sleep at home on Wednesday January 18, 2017, at the age of 83.

Beloved husband of Yvonne for 58 years. Loving father of Pierre Roussel and the late Lynne Roussel.

Cherished grandpa of Richard Bergeron.

Dear brother of Michel Roussel and his wife Lise and Gilles Roussel and his wife Gisele.


DRINKWATER, Ruby Mada (nee VATERS) - August 16, 1935 - January 18, 2017

Passed away peacefully on January 18, 2017 at the age of 81.


HARRISON, Patrick J.  - November 13, 1937 - January 18, 2017

Paddy died peacefully at home in the care of his family.


HOLGATE, AnneMarie  - Passed away on January 18, 2017, at Lakeridge Health Centre in Oshawa.

She was lovingly married to Roger Holgate for 16 years.


LENTON, Robert  - Passed away peacefully at Douglas Memorial Hospital in Fort Erie, on January 18, 2017.

Loving father to David (Michele), Andrew and Rhys.


MOONEY, Eleanor Eva (nee MANZ)   - Passed away peacefully on January 18, 2017, at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre at the age of 82.

She retired after a rewarding and dedicated Teaching career for 35 years with the TCDSB.


SKUPIEN, Donna (nee KOTEFF)  - On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, surrounded by family, Donna (Baba) passed away peacefully at home in her 96th year.

Donna was born July 6, 1921 in Toronto, ON, the daughter of Chris and Sofia Koteff.

She was united in marriage to Ted Skupien on October 8, 1955.

They celebrated 52 years of loving marriage. Ted preceded her in death on February 3, 2008. Donna is survived by her daughter Karen Armstrong and son-in-law Alan Armstrong. Her son Richard Skupien preceded her in death on August 24, 2013.

Donna is also survived by her grandchildren, Jennifer and Michael Veens, Curtis and Michelle Armstrong and her 5 beloved great-grandchildren, Tessa, Nate, Teaghan, Evan and Jackson. Donna was preceded in death by her sisters Frances Christie, Tillie Orsatti and Rose Markoff and her brother Tom Koteff. Donna will be remembered for her beautiful, caring nature, her excellent cooking, her laughter, her strength and her devotion to her family.

A memorial service for Donna will be held at Elmira Pentecostal Assembly, 290 Arthur St. S., Elmira, ON, on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Visitation with the family from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Memorial Service at 12 p.m. followed by food and fellowship in remembrance of her life well lived.

Thank you to all the caregivers, PSWs, nurses and family who cared for Donna over the past couple of years. The family is so appreciative.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Arthritis Society or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, ON.



STONE, Evelyn Marjorie (nee Farnum)  - Passed away peacefully at Scarborough Grace Hospital on January 18, 2017 at the age of 94.

Predeceased by her husband Reginald Stone.


TSOTSOS, Simeon  - Peacefully passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the age of 89.

Beloved husband of Evangelia for 65 years.

Loving and devoted father to Helen (Nick), John (Helen), Niki (Steve) and Cathy (Erik).


WEBSTER, Grace Audrey - (October 10, 1923 – January 18, 2017) - 

Passed away peacefully at Aurora Resthaven in her 94th year.

Predeceased by her parents Harry and Vera Webster, her sister Frances Manson, dear friend Katrina Manning and her dog Kurlie. Loving aunt of Marilyn King and her family.


Wiswell RobertWISWELL, Robert Earl –  Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #112.

Suddenly at his home on January 13th 2017 in his 68th year.

Loving father of Robert, Jamie, Jason, Ryan (Chastity) and Jocelyn.

Dearly missed by his grandchildren.

Dear brother of Donna, Francis, Barbara, Edward, Gary, Stephen, Walter and the late May.


WOLLIS, Stuart —  Filed his last flight plan on January 16, 2017, in Toronto in his 93rd year, following a brief illness.

Loving father to Eve (Richard Chang), Helen Curtin and Hilary (Bill Wardle).


Christopher RobertCHRISTOPHER, Robert Emmett   - Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on January 17, in his 86th year.

Beloved husband of the late Florence Margaret Christopher.

Much loved father to Edmund(Cynthia) and Eric.

Proud grandfather of Nicole(Christopher), Bradley, Brandon, Sean and Ryan Christopher.

Brother to the late Wilbert, Edward, the late Walter(Glenn), Michael(Alice), James(the late Charlotte), Edwina Matheson, Theresa Murphy(Tom), Cornelia Gallant(Louis), Helen Perry(Leo) and the late Freda Lynch(Peter). He will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends.


Baker LindaBAKER, Linda Teresa  - June 1, 1954 - January 17, 2017

Peacefully passed at home, with her family by her side on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 62 years of age.

Dear daughter of the late Peter and Mary Beaton.

Beloved wife of Len Baker for 38 years.

Cherished mother of Robert, Amanda and her husband Pat Colacicco.

She will be sadly and lovingly missed by her granddaughters Liliana and Giana.

Linda will be fondly remembered by her many brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.


BLACKSHAW, Iva Irene (nee Rye) —  Passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 in her 98th year.

Predeceased by her husband William Blackshaw.


Pare HelenPARE, Helen Marie -  Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Tuesday January 17, 2017 at the age of 69.

Helen, beloved wife of the late Peter for 45 years.

Devoted mother to Emily and husband Noel Pardy.

Proud grandmother of Kaitlin, Megan and Noah.

Cherished sister of John (Marilyn), Joe (Laura), Debbie and predeceased by brother Bart (Linda).

Helen will be missed by extended family and friends.


McQuarrie LouiseMcQUARRIE, Louise - January 8, 1926 – January 17, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Louise Frances McQuarrie (Nieckarz) at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, at the age of 91.

Louise is now with the Lord and reunited with her beloved husband Clifford, who predeceased her in 2000 and son Paul in 1992.

She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Susan, son-in-law Todd Leask, Todd’s parents Bev and Bob Leask and Sister Tracey Leask.

Louise was the youngest daughter of Mary and Peter Nieckarz and was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


Suszek HelenSUSZEK, Helen  -  January 30, 1922 - January 17, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by family at Hillsdale Terraces on Tuesday January 17, 2017, Helen, in her 95th year.

Predeceased by her loving husband Steve Suszek and partner Harry Ramsey.

Mother of Marian VanKuik (Joe), Bob Suszek (Rose) and Nancy Steenburg (Brian).

Grandmother to Lorie Russell (Paul), Wendy Willik (Ari), Erica Steenburg (Carl), Mathew Steenburg (Kim) and Great Grandmother to Freya Steenburg-Folliott.


Weilandt MariaWEILANDT, Maria - Peacefully passed away at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Tuesday January 17, 2017, with her children by her side at the age of 87.

Beloved wife of the late Edmund.

Loving mother of Gerda Weilandt, of Fenelon Falls and Peter Weilandt, of Kamloops, B.C. Loved grandma of Jennifer, Andrew and Sarah.

Will be missed by her brothers, sisters and extended family in Germany.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  


Murphy JeanMURPHY, Jean  - Surrounded by her wonderful family, Jean gently left us on Tuesday, January 17th

With David, her husband of 62 years, she embraced a life well lived that was guided by faith.  

Born in Northern Ireland, Jean and David first met as teenagers in their church youth group. 

Jean studied nursing and midwifery and, once these were completed, she emigrated to Toronto.

There, she and David were reunited and soon married, beginning a long life of love and devotion for each other. 

Their shared sense of adventure took them to many different destinations, including Guyana and Trinidad, where they served the Presbyterian Church.  Jean completed her nursing career at Toronto Grace Hospital where she was the head nurse of the palliative care unit. 


Passmore LarryPASSMORE, Larry David  - July 18, 1973 – January 17, 2017

Passed away on January 17, 2017 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

Loving father of Matthew and Serena.

Beloved son of Christina Shaw and Harold and Colleen Passmore.

Larry will be sadly missed by his brothers William, Christopher, and Ryan, step-sister Laura, aunts, uncles, extended family and friends.


GENOVA, Carmela (nee AUGELLO)  - July 4, 1938 - January 17, 2017

With sadness we announce the passing of Carmela at the age of 78.