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GRAY, Paul Michael   -  Peacefully, at Centenary Hospital, on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at the age of 84.

Paul, beloved husband of Carol for 58 years.

Survived by sister-in-law Patricia Graham, and brother-in-law Jim Moses (Cathy).

Kerr RonaldKERR, Ronald Maclean   -  With much sadness, Ron passed away peacefully after a struggle on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

Beloved husband of Dayle (Twitchin) and step-father to Marissa (Barrette).

Predeceased by his brother Donald and his sister Joy.

Survived by niece Dawn and great-nephew Donald.

Ron's career as a Captain on Etobicoke Fire and Toronto Fire lasted 32 years.

He loved his job and was extremely proud to be a firefighter.

McCREADY, Elizabeth (Lila)   - Passed peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

Predeceased by her loving husband Joey.

Lila has a large loving family including her daughter Rhonda (Tom) and Carl (Charlene).

She has 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

 

Malnychuk WilliamMALNYCHUK, William (Bill)   - February 20, 1926 - January 18, 2022

Bill was born in Western Ukraine (at that time under Polish jurisdiction) in the village of Lubkivtsi in the region now known as Ivano-Frankivsk.

His father immigrated to Canada in 1928 with the idea of returning back to Ukraine, but changed his mind because he had a premonition that there would be an imminent war in Europe.

In the summer of 1932, Bill and his mother immigrated to Canada to begin life in Timmins, Ontario, where he obtained his primary and secondary education.

While attending both public and high school, he was active in various sports, and in 1943 he played on a hockey team with the likes of Bill and Alex Barilko, Allen Stanley and Peter Babando, who all later played in NHL hockey teams.

Thorburn ErmaTHORBURN, Erma Marguerite (STEEVES)   -  Passed away peacefully on January 18, 2022 at St. Peter's Hospital, Hamilton at the age of 101 years.

Beloved wife of the late Jack Thorburn.

Lovingly remembered by daughters Kathryn, Janice (Vince) and Susan.

Cherished grandmother of the late Christopher, Simon (Brandy), Matthew (Melinda), Galen (Pamela), Colin (Sarah), Cara (Andrew), Meghan (Jeff) and Noah (Amanda).

Dearest Gigi of 13 great-grandchildren who were the delight of her last years.

Erma was predeceased by all 11 of her well-loved brothers and sisters, and will be remembered affectionately by her many nieces and nephews.

Foster MaryFOSTER, Mary Lee Foster  -  1928 - 2022   Passed away peacefully on January 18, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario in her 94th year (formerly of Elmvale, Belwood and Elora). Mary will be dearly missed by her children Margaret (the late Brent) Ireton, Ian (Doris) Foster; her grandchildren Meghann, Brittany, Kristen and Julie.

Pre-deceased in 2012 by her devoted husband Ted of 57 years and in 2021 by her sister Margaret. 

Born on June 14th 1928 in Wigtownshire, Scotland to Alexander and Jessie Lee Gordon; Mary moved to Canada in April 1964 with Ted, Margaret and Ian. 

Mary had several rewarding careers in her long life. She was a Registered Industrial Nurse in Glasgow when she met Ted and married in 1955; followed by a successful career in Real Estate for many years in Barrie. 

Fekete EvaFEKETE, Eva Gizella    - May 12, 1939 - January 18, 2022

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, Eva G. Fekete, on January 18, 2022.

After a long decline in health, our mother passed away at the age of 82 under compassionate care at Baycrest Centre in Toronto. It is now time for Mom to finally rest.

Beloved wife of the late Ciprian Fekete. Caring mother of Eva Fekete, Monica Marier, and Suzanne Rochester.

Dear sister of Ildi Tanyi (Joseph), Victor Satorhelyi (Teri), and Tom Satorhelyi (Doni).

Eva will be lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews and greatly missed by her grandchildren Alexine, Philip (Samuelle), Hayley, Tara, and Kyle.

WESFIELD, Maurice Jack – On Monday January 17, 2022 at age 85.

Beloved husband of the late Lori Wesfield, son of Bernice and Joseph Wesfield, brother of Helen Goldberg (Marvin). Father of Steven (Alvina), the late Richard (Jeanette) and Marla (Brandon).

Taylor RichardTAYLOR, Richard G.  -  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of Buffalo's most prominent businessmen, Richard G. Taylor. Richard died, Monday, January 17, 2022 in his Orchard Park home at the age of 76 with his most beloved wife, Joyce E. (nee Cwikalowski) Taylor at his side.

Father of William Taylor; beloved son of the late John and Elizabeth (nee Thornburn) Taylor; dear brother of the late John Taylor, Patricia Taylor, late Rosalind Taylor, Geraldine Pease, Susan Taylor and Michael Taylor; son-in-law of the late Edward L. and Julie (nee Bujnicki) Cwikalowski; brother-in-law of the late Geraldine (late Melvin) Sliwinski; also survived by nieces and nephews.

Watson MichaelWATSON, Michael John   -  September 26, 1946 - January 17, 2022

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Michael John Watson.

A wonderful man who devoted his life to his love of family, friends and cars.

Loving husband of the late Karen Watson for 53 years.

Beloved brother to Cathy, Paul and the late Rita.

An amazing father to Derek, Lisa (Rick), Terry (Nikki).

A proud Papa to Brianna, Vanessa, Brooke, Julian and Lexi.

McGavin AnthonyMcGAVIN, Anthony (Tony) Patrick McGavin   -  It is with great heartfelt sadness that the family of Anthony (Tony) McGavin announces his passing on Monday January 17, 2022 at the young age of 63.

Loving Father, Grandfather, Brother, Son, Uncle and Friend.

He will be greatly missed and remembered by his children Shaun (grandson Hunter), Jennifer (Eric Greene), Ryan (Nicole Snyder) … Niece Karen McGavin (Ashley Piche), Tammy McGavin and Theresa Davis (Mothers to his children) and Best friend Wanda Mcarthur (and her daughters Samantha McArthur, Rebecca Barringham, Emilie Barringham).

 

Bessner AmyBESSNER, Amy (nee REEKIE)   - December 17, 1921 - January 17, 2022

At the age of 100, Amy died peacefully in her sleep.

Feisty, determined, and self-reliant, Amy was a wife (late Morris Bessner), mother (Bonnie Horne) and aunt and great-aunt to many.

Her gracious, efficient manner working for Massey-Ferguson for 22 years on the switchboard earned her the title PBX Switchboard Operator of the Year in 1968.

Amy had a strong creative bent which was displayed in many activities, including sewing, millinery, decoupage, and gardening.

She was, rightly, very proud of her garden.

CRUZ, Dolores - Dolores Cruz passed away on January 16th, 2022 at the age of 94 years old.

Dolores will be miss by her 10 children, Mercedes, Roberto, Herminia, Apolinar, Eugene, Joselito, Evangeline, Nick, Lourdes, Nancy as well as their spouses.

ZANNUTI, Olga - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Olga Zannuti, on January 16, 2022 at the age of 88.

Olga was born in L'Aquila, Abruzzo. Olga is predeceased by her husband, Pietro. She was the loving mother to Ezio (Carmela), Stefania (Francesco), Gian Carlo and Antonella.

Naccarato LaurenNACCARATO, Lauren Elizabeth (nee Brown) - (August 29, 1956 - January 16, 2022)

It is with very heavy hearts, and deep sadness we announce the passing of our dearest Lauren.

Beloved wife of 43 years to Bruno; nurturing mother to Daniel (Meghan) and David; tender grandmother to her angel Finnley.

Devoted daughter to the late Fred and Betty; caring sister to her dear companion Lianne (Matthew); and a loving daughter in law to Marietta and the late Francesco.

MILNE, Joan Beverley (nee CELIN)   -  It is with great sadness that the family of Joan Beverley Milne (nee Celin) announce her passing on January 16, 2022 at the age of 81 years.

Joan will be sadly missed and will be remembered by her son Todd and three granddaughters Madison, Mackenzie and Olivia, as well as numerous other extended family members.

WILSON, Sheila Marie   - 1932 - 2022  Passed away peacefully, on January 16, 2022, at age 89.

Predeceased by her beloved husband of 57 years, Harold Wilson. Loving mother of Jane, Terry (Caliefa), Chris (Doris), Tim (Xeni) and Aaron.

EWING, Jack Raymond   -  December 24, 1927 - January 16, 2022

Shortly after celebrating his 94th birthday, Jack passed peacefully, at his home.

Jack was a devoted family man and a proud father to his children Donald (Beth) and Darlene.

HANSER, Dr. Barry Charles – Peacefully, surrounded by his family on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at his home.

Dr. Barry Charles Hanser, beloved husband of JoAnn. Loving father and father-in-law of Kim and Jon Abrams, Jon and Sari Hanser, Alison and Steven Green, David Hanser and Anat Dror, Darren and Sarine Hanser, and the late Melanie Hanser.

NAHON, Moses 'Moy' -  It with great sadness that we announce the passing of Moses “Moy” Nahon on Shabbat, 13 Shvat, January 15, 2022.

Moy was a devoted father to Jamie and Dahlia Nahon, and Carolyn and Raphael Rostenne. Grandfather to Shira, Eli, Moshe Mordechai, Noam, Batsheva, Aura, Aharon, Nava and Mimi.

Beloved brother to Esther and Esmond Gross, Lisette and Sammy Pinto, and Danielle Nahon, a”h and Steven West.

CAPLAN, Avril Yolanda - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Avril Caplan on January 15th, 2022.

Beloved wife of Gary, mother and mother in law to Lisa & Steve Thomson, Michael and the late Mindy Caplan and Jodie MacDearmid (Caplan). Proud Nana of Jessica, Joshua, Ty, Cole, Brayden and Chelsea.

HUXHOLD, Bill (Wilhelm)  -  On January 15, 2022 in Scarborough, surrounded by love, support and beautiful music, Bill, at the age of 91, took his last breath upon the Earth and began his journey to the Great Beyond, joining his beloved wife Elisabeth who had paved the way in 2012.

Bill carried a lot of knowledge in his field of Tool and Die Making that enabled him in his work and hobby life to create beautiful and interesting pieces that provided fascination for others.

Warner NormaWARNER, Norma  - It is with great sadness that the family of Norma Warner announce her passing on January 15, 2022 at the age of 83 after a brief battle with cancer.

Norma is survived by her cherished spouse of 61 years, Jack Warner, and her loving children, Paul (Yoona) and Michael (Karen); two grandsons, Austin and Emerson; and sister Mary.

Norma's hobbies included documenting ship traffic on the Welland Canal, playing tennis and travelling to Florida during the winter seasons.

There will be many people to miss Norma, as well as her close friends in both Niagara and Mississauga.

CASS, Samuel  -  On Saturday, January 15, 2022.

Samuel Cass, beloved husband of the late Thelma Cass and Lilian Cass.

Loving father and father-in-law of Barbara Santamaria, Murray and Debbie, and Corinne Cass.

Poulos JamesPOULOS, James (Jim)   - 90, of Toronto, Ontario, passed away peacefully, on January 15, 2022, with his children close by.

Born in Toronto to John Poulos and Naomi Bray, who died from complications arising from Jim's birth, he grew up in the Parkdale area and attended Fern Avenue Public and Parkdale High School.

As a teen, he loved spending his time playing hockey and DJ'ing dances around Toronto.

Later, his passion for business was sparked and he spent a lifetime starting and working in several businesses, as well as being a very active volunteer, most notably in the Kinsmen.

In 1970, he was named Etobicoke's "most outstanding young man" for this selfless work.

SANDLAND, Donald "Sandy" Campbell  - December 24, 1934 - January 15, 2022

Art Enthusiast. Hot Rodder. World Traveller. Auction Lover.

True Family Man and Romantic Husband. Sadly missed by his wife Frances of 64 years.