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Gorsic CarolGORSIC, Carol Marie Annette   -  February 10, 1932 - April 25, 2022

After living a long and illustrious life, Carol passed away on April 25th, 2022, following a long battle with cancer.

Born on February 10, 1932, in Granby, Quebec, Carol was known from childhood for her inquisitive mind and her kindness.

She was 90 years old.

Carol married her late husband, Frank Gorsic – born in Rogaska Slatina, Slovenia – in Granby 1962, and now joins him in Heaven.

They relocated just before having their two children in Toronto, and would build a home there for the ensuing decades to come – even though she would always miss the freshness of the bread in Quebec and have a soft spot for French songs.

Bentley AlanBENTLEY, Alan Raymond   -   November 9, 1943 - April 25, 2022

"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy."

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Alan, who died peacefully after a long battle with brain cancer.

Alan was a loving father to Bill and Julia; brother to Randall and Marjorie; and close friend to Geraldine and Pat.

Born in Bolton, England he immigrated to Canada with his family at age 11.

Alan was a devoted family man, who was well read and held strong morals and values.

He was always keen to lend a hand, tool or advice when needed.

HEWITT, Stephen   - 1946 - 2022

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Stephen Hewitt of Scarborough, Ontario, on April 25, 2022, son of the late John and Pauline.

MacPherson MaryMacPHERSON, Mary   -  October 24, 1955 - April 25, 2022

With great sadness we announce the passing of Mary at home on Monday, April 25, 2022, at the age of 66. 

Predeceased by parents Theresa and Sandy MacPherson.

Much loved sister of Don (Barb), Paul (late Kimberley) and Rod (Arlene).

Special and Cherished aunt of Keeley, Kelsey, Theresa, Amanda and Grant.

Dear friend of Brenda Diduck and Kathy Saliba.

She was a treasured part of the "Group of 7," from Leigh's Bay Road together with her siblings and cousins, Cathy Dubois (Terry), Nancy Marshall (Henry), and Michael Lundrigan (late Pam). 

Andrighetti Luigi CoronaANDRIGHETTI, Luigi and Corona  -  Once upon a time, in Fonzaso, a little village in the mountains of Northern Italy, there lived a handsome boy and a beautiful girl.

They fell in love and were married on the snowy morning of January 23, 1960.

So began their life together: a life which would bring them to Toronto, Canada, three daughters Lucia, Angela and Florence, two sons-in-law, Jordy and Stephen and two sweet grandsons William and Lucas.

Together with Luigi's brothers and their families they made Canada their home.

Luigi found success as a hoisting engineer, even having operated the largest crane that excavated the ground for the Skydome.

Bobel MarilynBOBEL, Marilyn Margaret (nee MILLER)   -  Passed on Sunday, April 24, 2022.

Marilyn, beloved wife of the late Nicholas "Nick" Bobel and the late Irving Milley.

Loving mother of Corina-Lyn, Raeann (Glenn) and the late Steven.

Marilyn will be fondly remembered by her relatives, extended family and friends.

Marilyn had retired from Magna International where she was proud of her work in logistics when just-in-time shipping was being introduced.

Marilyn was a decorated volunteer for her work in York Region at Newmarket Seniors Meeting Place.

She was an avid Blue Jays fan and loved to travel.

CAMPBELL, James Edward   -  March 14, 1947 - April 24, 2022

James passed away suddenly in his 76th year following a brief but heroic battle with cancer.

He was a dedicated federal civil servant for 38 years, and received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal for his tireless dedication to public service.

Komaniecki JustynaKOMANIECKI, Justyna   -   On Sunday, April 24, 2022, Orthodox Easter, Justyna (Krystina) Komaniecki, left us to be with the Lord, at the age of 92.

Beloved wife of the late Teodor. 

An amazing mother to her two daughters Marie Komanecki (Deric Humble) and Anne Komanecki (Roman Chabursky).

She will be missed by her many nieces in Europe and fondly remembered by her friends and neighbours.

She is missed by her faithful companion, Scotch, the cat.

Krystina was a retired Bell Canada employee. 

STANLEY, Barbara   -  With great sadness, Barbara Stanley passed away on April 24, 2022, at the age of 83.

Beloved wife of the late Ross, loving mother of Ralda (son-in-law Mark) and the late Keith.

Barbara will be missed by grandchildren Kayla (Brad), Carly (Mike), Connor, Duncan, and Meghan, two great-grandchildren Brielle, Nicholas, and many dear friends.

KOMORI, Teruyo (Terrie)    -  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Terrie Komori (nee Sugiura), on Sunday, April 24, 2022, at the age of 100.

Terrie was predeceased by her husband Ken and is survived by her daughter Michi and sons Mark and Lloyd.

Tucker JohnTUCKER, John Herbert  -  Passed away peacefully, April 23, 2022.

Born September 4, 1929, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Harold and Agnes Tucker, and graduated in mechanical engineering from the University of Manitoba.

His career was with Canadian General Electric and Ontario Hydro.

Predeceased by his parents; sisters, Eleanor Spafford and Laureen Bulman; and his beloved son, Captain Hollis R. Tucker RCAF, he is survived by his wife, Shirley (Rutherford); children, Carol, John and Susan (John Dekker).

Pappa to Ryan, Kelsey, Jenna, Marina, Taya, Halli, Sarah, Jeffrey, Khiana and GGC Marlee and Kaden.

In his spare time, he loved woodworking, making many beautiful pieces of furniture, time with his family, playing squash, tennis and his favourite: golf with his many cherished golf buddies.

Yau Dr TonyYAU, Dr. Tony Pak Choong   -  August 27, 1939 - April 23, 2022

It is with sadness, that we announce the sudden passing of Dr. Tony Pak Choong Yau on April 23, 2022, at the age of 82.

A graduate of the University of Manchester Medical School (U.K.) of the class of 1964, he immigrated to Canada and established his practice shortly thereafter in the St. Clair Avenue West and Dufferin neighbourhood.

There he dedicated the next fifty years of his life to proudly serving the community as "Dottore Yau" while perfecting his Italian.

Dr. Yau will be greatly missed by his wife Irene; his children Daphne, Andrew and Fiona; his siblings Poh Yoke (the late Joe Amin), Poh Keng, Poh Lin (Tom Grimes), Pak Seng (Evelyn Foo) and Pak Cheng (Gladys Yau); as well as all his other brothers, sisters and extended family in Malaysia and Canada.

LAFFEY, Mary (May) (nee GAFFNEY)   -  With grateful hearts for a life well loved and well lived, the children of Mary announce her death on April 23, 2022.

Born in 1925, at home in County West Meath, Ireland, the only girl in her family of six brothers.

She immigrated to the United States, following our dad there, to start a new life.

O'REILLY, Owen Eugene  - Surrounded by his adoring daughters, in the city of Pickering, on Saturday, April 23, 2022.

Devoted husband to his late wife, Diane; cherished Dad to his girls, Kelley, Kim, Kara and Kathleen and loving Papa to his grandchildren, Kristen, Emily, Lily, Owen, Leo, Maeve, Claire and John.

Owen was the beloved son of his late mother, Anna Doyle of Tottenham and his late father, John O'Reilly of Wildfield, Ontario.

KOVACS, Frank (Ferenc)   - October 2, 1922 – April 23, 2022

Passed away in his 100th year.

Beloved husband of Jean, and father of Vicki (Peter) and Allan Kovacs (deceased).

Kyle MarjoryKYLE, Marjory Maude (nee SMALLMAN)    -  December 11, 1921 - April 23, 2022

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Marjory on April 23, 2022, at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

Marjory was predeceased by her husband, Vernon Kyle.

She is survived by her brother, William Smallman and sister, Joan Cross and her nieces and nephews, Anne Gallagher (Tim), Catherine Grant (John), William Cross (Anne), Robert Cross (Clara), Patricia Joan Cross, Tom Cross (Beverley), Craig Kyle (Rose) and her nine grandnieces and nephews as well as a great-grandniece and grandnephew.

Marjory attended Havergal College and went on to study at Victoria College, University of Toronto, graduating with a Liberal Arts Degree in 1943.

Schiffer AnneSCHIFFER, Anne (nee TERLESKY)   -  October 21, 1933 April 23, 2022

Passed away peacefully, on Saturday, April 23, 2022, in Cobourg, Ontario.

Beloved wife of Albert.

Loving mother of the late Paul. "Oma" to Erik.

Anne was happily married to Albert for 59 years.

She was a tremendous cook, wonderful wife, mother, grandmother.

"An incredible woman".

LAMBRAKIS, James Demetrios   -  November 30, 1928 - April 22, 2022

A proud father and grandfather, loving husband and an incredible mentor to all that surrounded him, we now say goodbye to James Lambrakis.

Born on November 30, 1928, in the small village of Koniditsa, Laconia, Greece, James was raised in a hardworking farming community, and was one of four children of Panagiotis and Marigo Lambrakis.

Von Schlegel TamarVON SCHLEGEL, Tamar  -  It is with great sadness that the family of Tamara Von Schlegel, announces her peaceful passing in Bolton, on the afternoon of April 22nd, 2022.

Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend will be forever remembered.

Tamara will be missed by her children, Talitha (Ed Esposto) Arndt, Marcus (Carmen) Arndt, Tanja (Roman) Dobrowolsky and Martin (Jennifer Wells) Arndt.

She will be remembered by her grandchildren, Stefano, Roman, Viktor, Nikolas, David, Laura, and Jedi.

She will be greatly missed by her spiritual daughter Mojgan Schmalenberg and her "adopted family", Jasmine, Lorne, Steven, and Michael Jackman and the Hodge family.

MARTIN, Sally Ann   -  Unexpectedly, but peacefully, on Friday, April 22, 2022 at the age of 82.

Beloved wife of Noel.

Treasured mother of Sarah and Laura and Ryan Hunter.

Adoring and adored Nanny to Sadie and Marian.

Torrance NaomiTORRANCE, Naomi Edith (nee KOBE/KOBAYASHI)   -  Born November 30, 1931.

She passed away peacefully, on the morning of April 22, 2022.

Predeceased by her loving husband, Bertram.

Mother to Tracy (Dennis), Tyler (Nancy), Scott (Brenda).

Grandmother to Kobe, Mae, Eloise and Esther.

Beloved sister to Gordon and Ernie. Daughter to Edith and Gordon (Tokutaro).

Born in Toronto, she attended Pape Avenue PS and Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute and worked with Angel and Townsend Insurance Adjusters after graduation.

Munro GladysMUNRO, Gladys Lillian (nee MAYBURY)   - April 8, 1937 – April 21, 2022

Passed away peacefully in her sleep, in the early hours of April 21, 2022.

Predeceased by her beloved husband, James.

Mother to Keith (Darlene) Billy (Sylvia) and Leslie.

Grandmother to Robert, Bradley, Sara, Christopher and Lily.

Beloved sister to Nonie.

TSERTOS, Sophia   - This April 21st, Sophia Tsertos (nee Andritsakos) took her final breath, surrounded by her loved ones.

She was honest, kind, gentle, and was passionate about family, her faith and her garden.

She will be missed by so many, but we have comfort in knowing her light will continue to shine bright through her family.

De Carlo LiberoDE CARLO, Libero Anthony   -  July 13, 1946 – April 21, 2022 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Libero Anthony "Tony" De Carlo on April 21, 2022, at the age of 75.

Beloved brother of Jeni De Carlo (Jerold Hodge), and partner for 17 years to Elena Barrington (son, Doug Barrington).

Beloved cousin of Carmelina, Christina and Nick De Carlo, and Mario Rotundo (Rose), Peter Sampogna and siblings; step-uncle to Kathie Hodge and David Hodge; much loved cousin of Francis, Michael and John De Carlo.

Tony's deep and constant kindness, his courage and faithfulness to all those he loved, family and friends, were an inspiration to all.

GILLETT, Ruth Pakenham   -  June 12, 1924 – April 21, 2022

After a life well lived, in her 98th year, the family announces Ruth's peaceful passing on Thursday, April 21st, 2022, in her home at Amica Bayview Village in Toronto, Ontario.

Lamey LauncelotLAMEY, Launcelot Keith Lamey   -  Slipped away peacefully, to meet his Saviour, Thursday, April 21, 2022.

Born July 7, 1931, Keith leaves behind his beloved wife of 64 years, Vera (nee Johnson), and children Patricia (Edgar), Christine (Andrew), Keitha, Raymond (Lisa).

Keith was loved and adored by his grandchildren Taylor, Danny, Phieffer, Keith Coburn, Nolan, Timothy, Lewis, Russell, J and great-grandchild Ezra.

He was predeceased by brothers Manuel, Roy, Everard (aka Goody), Gladstone (aka Frenny) and sister Rose.

He is survived by sisters Myrtle and Gloria.

Keith is uncle and great-uncle to many.