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Dignity Memorial - GTA

 Raising funds for BFO-TORONTO |
 BFO Toronto and Halton- Peel 5K Memorial 2022

For over 40 years, Bereaved Families of Ontario has been supporting grieving Ontarians. BFO offers peer based support at no cost to those in need.

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Giles JeanGILES, Jean Dorothy - Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Sunday January 7th, 2018 at the age of 87.

Beloved wife of Terry for 67 years.

Loving mother of Lynn (David) and Karen (Jeff).


Birrell GwendolenBIRRELL, Gwendolen Elizabeth (neé Purdy)  - In her 93rd year at Case Manor, Bobcaygeon, Ontario on January 7, 2018.

Daughter of Albert Charles Purdy and Agnes McDowell, born in Truro, Nova Scotia.

Predeceased by her husband of 59 years Richard Birrell (2006).

Survived by daughter Beverley (Bruce) Williams, Brooklin,and son, Wayne Birrell, Kitchener.


Walls IreneWALLS, Irene Stella (nee DEAN)  - Passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday January 7, 2018, at Reach View Nursing Home in Uxbridge at the age of 90.

Beloved Wife of Blake Noel Walls, Of Oshawa.

Irene was Born May 18th 1927, In New Glasgow Nova Scotia.


Labow WalterLABOW, Walter Michael  - (WWII Veteran, First Canadian Battalion)

Passed away peacefully on January 7, 2018.

Loving husband of Colleen.Beloved father of Michael (Holly), Mary (Peter) Meade, Robert, Gregory and Larry (Pam).


TAYLOR, Carol Ann (nee Locke)  - September 28, 1941 – January 7, 2018

Passed away peacefully with the support of her family.

Carol Ann was the daughter of the late Rhoda and Jim Locke.


White IrisWHITE, Iris Christine “Chris” - Devoted member of Kingsview United Church, volunteer at the Ontario Regiment Museum.

At Lakeridge Health in Oshawa on January 7, 2018, Chris, dearly beloved and devoted wife of Don for 68 years (White’s Home Hardware).

Loving mother of Heather and her husband Paul McVety, Stephen White (Eileen) and Holly White.


Smith AudreySMITH, Audrey Margarette (nee Larmer)  - Passed away peacefully in the comfort of her own home on January 7, 2018 in her 85th year.

Beloved wife of Lorne.Sister to Lawrence of Barrie, Ray (Diane) of Pickering, Joyce (Norm) Gibson of Bowmanville, Bernice Pascoe of Trail B.C.and the late Donald (Doris) of Peterborough.


Vari JenoVARI, Jeno “Gene”  - Passed away unexpectedly on January 7, 2018.

Beloved husband of Mary.

Dear father of James (Joan) and the late Bobbi.

Cherished grandpa of Amanda and Amy and great grandpa of Aryanna.


Lucas AnnetteLUCAS, Annette Louise  - December 20, 1944 - January 8, 2018It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Annette Louise Lucas on Sunday, January 7, 2018, peacefully at home with her husband Leslie and daughters Melanie and Carey by her side.

Annette was a loyal and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many.


Dowell KennethDOWELL, Kenneth Steven  - Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his friends and family on January 7, 2018 at 11:11am at the age of 54, following a courageous battle with brain cancer.

Ken will be forever missed by his sons Quinn and Logan, step-daughter Sarah Davey and their mother Beth Dowell.


Slack KathleenSLACK, Kathleen Joan (nee Carlisle)  - Peacefully at Thorntonview Long Term Care on Saturday, January 6, 2018 in her 89th year.

Joan, beloved wife of the late Thomas Slack.

Loving mother of Kenneth (Katie) and Valerie (Jeff Hammers).


Roy WendyROY, Wendy Anne  - Passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on Saturday, January 6th, 2018, at the age of 64 years.

Dearly beloved wife of Alan of 46 years.

Loving mother of Kevan,


Brunelle MarcelBRUNELLE, Marcel Lawrence  – It is with deepest sorrow, we mourn the loss of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Marcel Lawrence Brunelle at the age of 75.

On Saturday, January 6th, 2018, Marcel passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord.

He was the eldest son to the late Dominique and Cecile Brunelle.

Survived by his loving wife Shirley, cherished father to Steven, Christopher (Sherry), Reese (Adele), Shawn and Jason (Carolynn).


Smith DeborahSMITH, Deborah Marie  - Peacefully at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa on January 6, 2018, at the age of 58.

Dear mother of Jerry and Jamie Brunette.

Grandmother of Adan, Eve and Gage.


TOUSSAINT, Cassius Gregory  -  passed away peacefully on January 6th, 2018 at the Toronto General Hospital surrounded by family.

Greg was born in Dominica, West Indies on April 19th 1966.


BARR, Margaret  - Passed away peacefully after a short illness at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville, on Friday, January 5th, 2018 in her 96th year.

Beloved wife of the late Doug.


McINDOE, Thomas A. “Tommy”  - September 28, 1955 – January 5, 2018

Passed at home unexpectedly on Friday January 5th with family by his side.

Partner of 40 years to Sherree Johnson.

Much loved father to Allan (Jess Scea).


CONNOLLY, Allan J.  - Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Friday January 5th 2018 surrounded by the love of his family after a very short battle with cancer.

Beloved husband and best friend to Stella for 55 years.


Pounal VeronicaPOUNAL Veronica 'Vera'  - Peacefully at Extendicare Oshawa on Friday, January 5, 2018 in her 90th year.

Loving mother of the late Anthony 'Tony' Pounal.

Predeceased by her parents Addie and Tadeus Miller and her brothers Gladstone and Kenneth.


WESTCOTT, Muriel Georgina (nee Garbutt)  - February 16, 1926 – January 5, 2018

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Muriel Westcott at Lakeview Manor on Friday January 5, 2018.

Beloved wife of the late Vyse “Bud” Westcott.


Burns GerardBURNS, Gerard Basil  -  Gerard was born January 9th 1932 to Margaret and James Burns, in Toronto, the youngest of eight children.

Gerry, as he was known by most, attended St. Michael’s College School, where he found his first love – hockey.

He met his wife, Joan, at a school dance at Bowmore Road School, and the two were married on July 18, 1953.


Maeder RobertMAEDER, Robert (Rob)  - February 28, 1980 - January 5, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Robert at home on Friday, January 5th, 2018 at the age of 37.

Beloved oldest son of Roy and Teresa Maeder.

Cherished big brother of Mike and Chris (Krystle).


Taylor JohnTAYLOR, John (Jack) Thomas  - September 3, 1920 - January 4, 2018

Passed peacefully at Lakeridge Health Centre as he welcomed in his 98th new year - surrounded by his loving children David (Nancy), Katie (Neil), Joan and John (Sandra) and his devoted grandchildren Robin, Jacquelin (Greg), Chris, Mike (Krissy), Taylor, Kevan, Liam, Reid, Lucas and Madeline.


Drumm EdwardDRUMM, Edward James  -  Passed away peacefully at Fairview Lodge on Thursday January 4, 2018, in his 91st year.

Predeceased in 1972 by his wife Teresa Garvey Drumm.

Loving father of Brian and Carol of Cobourg, Judy and Bruce of Oshawa, Mary and Casey of Blackstock, Ted of Peterborough and Lisa and Bob of Brechin.


Brandreth GeorgeBRANDRETH, George Henry - June 26, 1918 - January 4, 2018

At the Hillsdale Nursing Home in Oshawa on Thursday, January 4th, 2018 in his 99th year, George Henry Brandreth, beloved son of the late Dorothy and Edwin, beloved brother of the late Edwin, beloved husband of 74 years to Vera Dore, and ever remembered by children Linda (William) Stuart, Carol (Raymond) Tanti, Dorothy (Michael) Perrotto, Kenneth (Grant) Brandreth, Eleanor (Doug) Nicholson.


GREEN, Basil John "Bas"  - Passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at the age of 77 years.

Bas, beloved husband for 58 years to Elva Green nee Taylor.