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Stonehouse MargaretSTONEHOUSE, Margaret Janet  - September 14, 1928 – January 19, 2022

Margaret passed away at Matthews House Hospice in Alliston after a life filled with the joys of family, friends and community service in Weston.

Devoted to her late husband, Howard E. Stonehouse, Margaret was the proud mother of Jim (Janet, mother of Cameron and Andrew) and Mary (David) Fournier, the grandmother of Cameron (Danielle), Andrew, Adam (Martha) and Beth, and great-grandmother of Eric "Mr. Buck".

Margaret loved her family more than words can convey, and remained keenly interested in their exploits and achievements to the end of her days.

Her household was her pride and joy, immaculate and inviting. Great coffee was her defining beverage, and she succumbed to the charms of a stronger libation, gin and tonic, only later in her life (and then, only abstemiously).

Harvey FredricHARVEY, Fredric Russell "Russ"   -  Passed away peacefully, in the evening of Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Muskoka Shores Care Community, in Gravenhurst.

Russ was in his 91st year.

Born on November 16, 1931, in Mimico, to parents George and Katherine Harvey.

Russ is the beloved husband and best friend, of 62 years, to Peggy Harvey (nee White).

Cherished brother of the late Alene and the late Crofton.

Loving brother-in-law of Connie, Joan, the late Russell, and of the late Jack.

MACLELLAN, Donald Alexander  - On January 18, 2022, Donald slipped the surly bonds of earth at the age of 95.

Donald is survived by Mildred his loving wife of 72 years.

He was the loving father of David (Caroline), Stewart (Susan), and Bruce (Bibi), grandfather to Jamie, Matthew, Laura, Jason, Andrew, Lindsay and great-grandfather to Alexandra, Mattias, Brielle, Parker, Mackenna and Beckett.

Wilkins PeterWILKINS, Peter James   -  Retired Long Time Employee of Bank of Montreal "Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end, they simply mean I'll miss you, until we meet again" Peter passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, at home, Tuesday, January 18, 2022 in his 85th year.

He leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Phyllis Darling, his beloved children Scott (Linda Dohmeier) and Kelly Shannon (Jeff) along with their mother Carol Birch. He also leaves his much-loved grandchildren, Emily Jundzis, Remy and Dominik Wilkins along with Quinn Dohmeier.

Also left to mourn is Phyllis' son Troy Whitfield (Francesca Massi) and Luca Whitfield to whom he was Gramp Peter.

Peter was born in Toronto May 4, 1937 to Dr. A. Ralph and Dorothy Eden Wilkins (Walker).

Bellehumeur RitaBELLEHUMEUR, Rita Marie   -  Peacefully, at Arbor Trace, London, with her family by her side, on Monday, January 17, 2022.

Rita Marie Bellehumeur, formerly of Toronto, in her 97th year.

Dear sister of Jeanette Blake of London.

Aunt of Jim Blake (Marion), Mike Blake (Kelly) and Nancy Blake (Bill).


Mills DorisMILLS, Doris Valeria  - At the Guelph General Hospital on Monday, January 17, 2022.

Doris Valeria (Hammond) Mills in her 96th year, was the beloved wife of the late Jack Mills (2006).

She was the dear mother of Richard (Ruth) of Milton, Gordon (Linda) of Welland, Peter (Nicole) of Ottawa, Paul (Andrea) of Vancouver and Catherine (Arnold Nicholson) of Vancouver Island.

Doris was the proud grandmother of Stuart, Scott, Rebecca and Steven and great-grandmother of 8.

Predeceased by her siblings Alan Hammond, Russell Hammond, Gordon Stark, Velma Moyer, Nora Bantock, Charles (Mac) Hammond, Joseph Hammond, Margaret Ditchfield and Dorothea Bantock.

Gilbert MargaretGILBERT, Margaret Joy   -  November 21, 1946 - January 16, 2022

At 7:50 p.m. on Sunday, January 16, 2022, Joy's prayers were answered and her wishes were granted.

She died peacefully at home on her terms, with her father singing on a CD in the background, surrounded by friends and family.

Joy has lived an interesting and fulfilling life, with amazing adventures and travelling the world.

Graduating from Purdue University with a master's degree in Speech Pathology; Joy pursued her profession that led to the formation of her own company "Head Injuries Rehab".

Walsh JohnWALSH, John Francis   - Passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2022, in his 84th year.

Beloved husband of Maureen (Quinn), devoted father of John (Mona), Cathy (Ivan) Peters, Patrick (Megan), Steve (Kristina), and Martin (Nancy).

Loving grandfather to Thomas, Amy, Rebecca, Sarah, Audrey, Mason (deceased), Ashlyn, Maddon, Ethan, Keaton, Maya, and April.

Dear brother of Tom (Mary) (both deceased), Ann Marie, Ed (deceased) (Donna), Catherine (Wayne) Mundy, Carol (Peter) Vanderpost, Margaret (Jeff) McGibbon.

Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Wright EdwardWRIGHT, Edward Thomas   -  It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather, Edward Thomas Wright.

Dad met the love of his life Doreen in high school and they married in 1954 and remained together for 64 years when Doreen passed in 2018.

Edward has 3 sons Richard (Maureen), Shawn (Lynda) and Robert (Suzanne). Ed was a proud grandfather to 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and recently became a great-great-grandfather to Stella Mae Wright.

Ed was the last surviving member of his family having been predeceased by his parents Joe and Anne Wright and brother Alan and grandson Jamie.

Johnston DorisJOHNSTON, Doris Emma Alberta   -  Entered into rest at the Michael Garron Hospital, Toronto, on Saturday, January 15, 2022, in her 92nd year.

Doris will be dearly missed by her surviving sister Lois Kostur (Wally).

Predeceased by her sisters Isabel Johnston, Lena McLean (Norman), Murella Johns (Ted), Margaret Kritzer (Norman), and brothers Clare, Alvin (Mary), Wray (Olive), and Maurice (Ona).

Predeceased by her parents Alvin and Mildred, and her partner "Jack" John Robertson.

A sincere thank you to all of the doctors, nurses, and palliative care staff for the wonderful care provided.

DOrazio MariaD'ORAZIO, Maria Aida (AIDING) (nee ELAGO)   -  February 7, 1931 – January 15, 2022

Aida passed away peacefully in her sleep, at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital in Ontario, at 90 years young.

She leaves behind her only child Sabrina, son-in-law Patrick Egan, her beloved grandkids – Sierra, Rohan and Adelaide, an endless number of friends and many nieces and nephews.

She will be forever remembered for her kind heart, generous soul, childlike innocence, youthful beauty, fashionable outfits and her years of commitment to the local Filipino community.

She was predeceased by her husband, Monaldo D'Orazio, her parents, Climaco Elago and Pilar Atilano, and all her siblings, Celinda, Poldito, Vincent and Yolanda.

Stasyna AndreaSTASYNA, Andrea Marion (nee PASCOE)   -  Born February 21, 1934 in Rosewood, MB.

Passed peacefully but suddenly at her home in Alliston, ON, January 15, 2022.

A long, full life from the fields of Manitoba to the businesses of Toronto.

Andrea successfully transitioned from working on her family's farm to business at Wedgewood as an executive secretary to owning her own hotel reservation centre and working at Journey's End / Choice Hotels reservation centre.

Andrea loved all animals, especially her dogs and cats, and took great effort to ensure that the wild birds and bunnies never went hungry.

Andrea will be missed by sons Greg (wife Sheri) and Bruce (wife Abigail) and grandson Archer.

Pacaud JeanninePACAUD, Jeannine Elizabeth (nee BABIN)   - 1927 - 2022  Passed away peacefully, with her loving family by her side, at Meadows of Dorchester in Niagara Falls, on Friday, January 14, 2022, at the age of 94.

Dear and loving mother of Larry Napier (Ruth), Marlene Taylor (Bernie), JoAnne Kespe (Peter) and Terry Napier (Maureen).

Cherished grandmother of Jeff, Tammy, Chris, Dean, Courtney, Ainsley and Alastair.

Great-grandmother of Maia, Colton, Caden, Talia, Liam, Shae, Lucas, Ciara and Aubrey.

Dear sister of Yvette Babin and predeceased by her brothers Henri, Armand and Arthur. In keeping with Jeannine's wishes, cremation has taken place.

JONES, Michael Ernest  -  February 17, 1939 – January 14, 2022

Beloved husband of Moira (Macdonald), father of Simone (Hope), Richard (Regina), brother of Cynthia (Michael), and son to Ernest and Simmie (Eckstein), died peacefully on January 14, 2022, at Northumberland Hills Hospital.

He was 82.

Michael led a full and adventurous life.

King LouisaKING, Louisa Ann (nee COX)   -  Passed away peacefully, at home in Orillia, in her 84th year, on Thursday, January 13, 2022.

Beloved wife and best friend of Grant Richard King.

Loving mother of Marie, Ted (Sherry), and Rick (Katie).

Treasured gramma of Crystal (Sean), Candice (Mark), Billy (Emily), Ryan (Crystal), Charity (Adam), Joey (Kat) and great-gramma of Aydeen, Kayden and Luke.

Beloved sister of Ted (Pat), Vi (Frank), Bob (Cindy), Dan (Cathy), Jackie and Cyril (Kim).

Dear sister-in-law of Gwen and the late Gerald (Honey), Ronald (Regina), and June (Bill).

Mete FrancescaMETE, Francesca Rose "Frances"   -  April 5, 1933 - January 13, 2022 Frances passed away peacefully at the Pioneer Elder Care in St. Catharines on Thursday, January 13, 2022.

Predeceased by her beloved parents Giuseppe and Maria, sister Sarafina and brothers Anthony and Nicholas.

Survived by her sister Jenny Beltrame of Niagara Falls and many nieces and nephews.

Born in Welland, Frances lived most of her adult life in Toronto.

She took great pride and pleasure working as a medical secretary, helping may patients and students of the doctors she worked with.

As a member of the Toronto Skating, Cricket and Curling Club, Frances developed many lasting friendships and enjoyed involvement in the various club activities.

Arscott EricARSCOTT, Eric D.   -  Eric passed peacefully, on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, in his 95th year.

Beloved husband of Yvonne Leger Arscott and the late Edna (née Allen) Arscott.

Loving father to his daughters Charise Arscott of Peterborough and Elizabeth Germond of Apsley and his son Douglas Arscott (Joyce) of Peterborough.

Dear stepfather to the late Bruce Russell (Marie), Serge Quevillon (Josée), Jacques Quevillon (Vanna).

Dear grandfather of Danielle, Justin, Daan, Thomas, Ambroise and Britanie.

Pratt LauriePRATT, Laurie Lynee   -  December 7, 1960 – January 12, 2022

Laurie passed peacefully surrounded by her family on January 12, 2022 at Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg, Ontario at 61 years of age.

Beloved wife of Don Forster.

Cherished daughter of Kenneth and Violet Pratt of Barrie. Dear sister of Mark Pratt (Peggy) of Owen Sound and aunt of Carley (Jordan) and Samantha.

She will be fondly remembered by Krista, Shannon, Phoenix, Carter and Emma along with countless other family members. Laurie was a wonderful, loving, warm member of her community. She loved nothing more than making connections with people.

Gentle AllanGENTLE, Allan Frank  -   Allan Frank Gentle passed away peacefully at age 84, on January 11, 2022 at Andy's House Hospice, Port Carling.

Al was surrounded by family after thriving for 8 years with Myelodysplastic Syndrome, despite a 2-year prognosis.

Al was born in East York to Olive and Frank Gentle in 1937 and moved to Bracebridge in 1976.

He is survived by his loving family, wife Heather Joan (nee Millingen), children Timothy and Maria (Sara) and many relatives, including brother Ron, nephew Gordon (Dawn), niece Trisha, and dear friends, including Ian White.

Al retired after over 40 years working with the Toronto Star as District Representative in Toronto, Scarborough, York Region and Muskoka.

Shemko ToddSHEMKO, Todd  -  It is with broken hearts that we announce Todd's passing at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, January 11, 2022, at the age of 65.

Todd was born in Toronto and was the cherished son of the late Fred and Catherine Shemko.

Beloved brother of Christine Shemko.

Loving close friend of Brenda Morgan and "his baby" Melissa.

Todd will be lovingly remembered by his aunts, uncle, and all his cousins.

Friese UrsulaFRIESE, Ursula Marianne   -  August 3, 1934 Oranienburg, Germany – January 10, 2022 Newmarket, Ontario

Our beloved Mom finished the final chapter in her Book of Life, leaving behind her heartbroken children, Karl (Bonnie), Mary Bade (Horst), Robert (Sheri Cooper), Peter (Janice Reevie), Fred (Tiffany Drummond), and Leonard (Michelle).

Also left to grieve her loss is her best friend and companion, Klaus Heidel. Oma to Darryl (Jessica) Friese, Shanna (Chris) Bafaro, Erin (Bob) Bilan, Sarah Reevie, Jessica Reevie, Eric Friese, Sabina Friese, and Devin Friese.

Great-grandmother to Easton and Nora Bilan, Ashton and Rylee Bafaro, Cole, Knox and Brie Friese.

Predeceased by her husband, Max (1998), and granddaughter, Cornelea Bade (1977).

Ursula's children would like to thank the extraordinary people at Southlake Village, especially 3E, for looking after mom with care, compassion, kindness and respect during her stay.

Tigert JamesTIGERT, James Donald ('Don') Tigert   -  Died January 10, 2022, at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington.

He was 85 years old. Don was the loving husband of Connie Tigert, proud father of John (Anna) and David (Lisa), and proud stepfather to Kim (Doug) and Adele (Jeff).

Don grew up in St. Catharines with his brother Doug (Mary Jane) and his sisters Audrey (Mel) and Janet (Peter).

He credited his parents Arthur and Marion for instilling in him a work ethic that enabled him to graduate from Harvard University (Engineering, 1958) and University of Oxford (Economics, 1960).

After brief stints in New York City, Ottawa, and Montreal, Don and his first wife Donna settled in the Toronto area where Don worked for many years as an investment analyst at Burns-Fry, a job he loved.

PRINGLE, Patricia A. (Pat)   - Passed away peacefully on Monday, January 10, 2022, in her 85th year, following deteriorating health in Southlake Hospital, Newmarket.

She was predeceased by her parents, Marj and Stan Pringle of Markham.

She is survived by her brother, R. Grant Pringle and sister-in-law, Esther Pringle, of Meaford.

HUGHES, Brian   - Peacefully passed away at home, surrounded by his family on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at 70 years of age.

Beloved husband of Cathy.

Loving father of Tiffany (Dan) Beeston and Kristen (Scott) Marven.

Proud grandpa of Evan, Ella, Emily; Isla, Lily and Allie.

NORTON, Roy T.   -  Roy passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 94 years of age.

He grew up in the Pape and Danforth area of Toronto and graduated from Danforth Tech.

Roy started working in steel manufacturing at Ideal Welding and later at John T. Hepburn Limited.

Gazdag MadeleineGAZDAG, Madeleine Eva (nee BERGERON)   -  Passed away peacefully at her home in Lakefield, Ontario on Saturday, January 8, 2022 in her 80th year.

Madeleine will be forever loved and missed by her husband, Steven Gazdag of 49 years.

Predeceased by her parents, Roland and Laura Bergeron.

Cherished sister of Suzanne (René) Levert and sister-in-law Mary Gazdag. Proud Aunt of Raymond (Fran), Roger (Joan), Jo-Ann (Danny), Desiree, Erik, Michael (Darcy), Stephanie (Michael), and great-aunt of Daniel, Valerie, Vanessa, Ryan and Ava.

Predeceased by her brother-in-law Gunther Gazdag and sister-in-law Monika Frost.