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LONG, Peter Gordon - (1941 - 2022) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dad, Peter, on August 5, 2022.

Beloved husband of Jean, (predeceased 2018).

Brother of Diane, Ron, and Elaine (predeceased). Incredible father to Andrea (Mark), and Leanne (Chris). Grandfather of Sydney, Emma, Wyatt, and Cash. Dad was lovingly known as "Papa" and held this handle with great pride.

Calderone CarmelaCALDERONE, Carmela Nancy   -  Peacefully, on Friday, August 5, 2022, Carmela Nancy Calderone passed away at 88 years of age.

Predeceased by parents, Joseph and Madeline Calderone; and brother, Anthony.

Beloved aunt of Lawrie, Leah (Greg), Carmela (Chris) and Joseph (Karen).

Great-aunt to Madelyn, Tyler, Evangelie and Ethan.

And sadly missed by many cousins, friends and neighbours.

BIELAK, Ted   - Passed away peacefully, on Friday, August 5, 2022 at the age of 74.

He will be forever missed by his wife, Suzanne (nee Morrison); and daughters, Kathryn and Tara.

Cameron CharlesCAMERON, Charles Gordon, MD, FRCP(C)   -  September 4, 1921 – August 5, 2022

After a rich life full of love and joy, Gordon died in Toronto in his 101st year.

Gordon was the beloved husband of Doreen, who died in 2010; predeceased by siblings, Marion, Elizabeth, and Duncan.

Cherished father of Christopher (Karen), Virginia (Leonard), Gordon (Marjorie), Ian, and David (Kristine); fondly remembered by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Born in Toronto in 1921, Gordon entered medical school at University of Toronto a few days after the start of World War II.

After graduation in 1944, he served as a Captain in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps.

REECE, Reginald Fitzgerald  -   May 21, 1961 – August 5, 2022

Reginald Fitzgerald Reece (Reggie) of Toronto, ON, passed away suddenly on August 5, 2022, at 61 years of age.

Reggie is survived by his mother, Walleen Reece; older sisters, Desiree Reece, Ethelene Dowling (Brian), Jennifer Creavalle (Derek); and younger brother, Michael Reece.

HUTCHISON, Mary Downie (nee SCOTT)    -  Peacefully, on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Toronto, in her 96th year.

Predeceased by her much-loved daughter, Catherine-Anne, and sister, Jean Tompkinson.

Winterburn WilliamWINTERBURN, William   - It is with great sadness that we share that Bill passed away on August 4th, surrounded by his family after a brave 6-year cancer battle.

Bill is survived by his wife of 35 years, Mary Lynne; daughters, Shannon and Julie; and grandchildren, Henry and Mackenzie.

He was a great husband, dad and grandfather, and will be missed immensely by everyone, as we have to go on in life without him.

Bill had a successful 38-year career in business, 12 years with Canadian General Electric and 26 years running Hallite Seals Canada.

Bill was patient, kind, level-headed, a great listener, and got along with everyone he met.

SMITH, Lorraine Cecilia (nee WEATHERLY)   -  Peacefully passed away, in her 83rd year, on July 4, 2022, after a courageous battle following a stroke in May 2020.

Lorraine was a beloved mother to son, Steve (deceased 2015, Cathy) and daughter, Sandy (Frank Barredo).

Loved grandmother of Zachary, Kelsey, Brandon and Lucas.

GROGAN-SMITH, Kathleen "Kae"   -  With hearts full of love and sadness, we announce the passing of mom, our beautiful "Irish Rose" as we held her hands on Wednesday, August 3, 2022.

A loving mother to Liz and Kate; adoring grandmother to Max, Morgan, Aileigh, and Olivia; and great-grandmother to her 5 great-grandchildren.

ROBICHAUD, Margaret Ann (nee NORRIS)   -  Rest In Peace Margaret lost her battle with cancer and sadly, she passed away, August 3, 2022, at the age of 89.

Margaret grew up in Toronto and spent her married life in Scarborough.

KENNEDY, William "Bill" Alexander   -   Retired Property Manager, L.C.B.O Known as "Bill" to his friends and as "Alex" to his family.

Alex passed away at his home in Weston on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at the age of 99.

Ruby ClaytonRUBY, Clayton Charles   -  C.M., B.A., LL.B., LL.M., LL.D. (honoris causa)

It is with great sadness that his family announces the death of their treasure, Clay, on August 2, 2022, at the age of 80, due to complications after heart surgery - a great, tragic irony since Clay was a heart on two legs.

Beloved spouse of Harriet Sachs, adored father of Emma (Jane) and Kate (Andrew), cherished grandfather of Esmé and Caleb, and dear brother of Brenda (Bobby).

Clay practiced criminal and constitutional law for fifty years and was committed to using his legal skills to make the world a better place. He succeeded.

From the start of his career, Clay was a staunch fighter for justice, a brave defender of the unpopular and disregarded, and a calm presence in any crisis.

HUTCHINSON, James Robert   -  May 26, 1937 - August 1, 2022

Peacefully, at the age of 85.

Beloved husband of the late Barbara.

Cherished father of Kim Longlade (late William), Colleen Hutchinson (Brian Attwood), and Marilee Hutchinson (Harvey King).

Duplak PaulineDUPLAK, Pauline   -   In her 101st year, our mother, Pauline Duplak, passed away peacefully, with her sons at her side, on Monday, August 1, 2022.

Pauline was predeceased by her husband, Stefan and her sister, Julia. 

Beloved mother of Stephen (Donna) and William (Debra) and cherished baba of Kaitlyn and Austin. 

Born in Malkovice, Poland on December 1, 1921, Pauline immigrated to Canada in 1948 with her husband Stefan and eventually started a new life in the Toronto area.

After a few years, they moved to the then Borough of Swansea, where they become the proud owners of Swansea Grocery, remaining in the business for close to 25 years. 

During the summer months, Pauline enjoyed spending weekends with family at the cottage on Lake Simcoe, where she loved to garden and host many friends. 

Jackson DavidJACKSON, David Phillip Jackson   -  (B.Sc., M.A., M.A.Sc., Dip.Eng.Mgt., M.Eng.Mgt, Ph.D.)

Passed away at home in his 82nd year with his beloved wife, Susan, by his side.

He will be deeply missed by his children, Scott (Morgan) Jackson of Seattle and Timothy (Laura) Jackson of Toronto; grandson, Carter Jackson; brother, Roy (Susan) Jackson; and nephews, Chris and James Jackson.

Dave was a devoted husband and father who always put his family first.

However, many would fondly remember him for his wonderful sense of humour, passion for learning and life work as a world-renowned engineering physicist.

Finneran JohnFINNERAN, John Anthony  -   Passed away in Toronto, on Monday, August 1, 2022, at the age of 82, after a year-long battle with cancer.

His warmth and kindness will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 54 years, Jacki; daughters, Emma, Sarah (spouse, Jon) and son, David (spouse, Daniella).

John is also survived by his brother, Andrew (spouse Meryl); and three sisters, Mary, Kathleen (deceased spouse Jack) and Anne (spouse Carl) residing in BC.

In London, UK, he leaves behind two grandchildren, George and Olivia; and other relatives in England and Ireland.

Born in Birmingham, UK, schooled in Staffordshire and then served two years in the British Army in Singapore, John soon found his passion for work.

He enjoyed a long and successful career in newspaper marketing and advertising, first at the Evening Standard and then as Advertising Director at the Daily Express in London, in the 1970s.

McKenzie Dr StephenMcKENZIE, Dr. Stephen   -  It is with great sadness that the family announces the death of Stephen McKenzie, at the age of 68, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Stephen was a loving husband to his wife, a proud father to his son and daughter, and an adoring grandfather to his grandson.

Stephen graduated from the University of Ottawa medical school with the highest academic standing before embarking on a 40-year career as a much-loved and respected neurologist at Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga, where he was one of the neurology department's founding members.

Always generous with his time in caring for patients, he was a leader in the field of multiple sclerosis.

He was equally a passionate and dedicated educator and mentor to three generations of medical students at the University of Toronto.

Koutsaris LouisKOUTSARIS, Louis H.   -  September 10, 1952 - July 31, 2022

Always quick with a joke and his signature smile, Louis Koutsaris knew how to make you laugh.

He had a special gift to lift your spirit and warm your heart.

He tirelessly thought of others.

A man generous in spirit, in thought and that which is most precious of all: his time.

A loyal son, devoted father to his three children, a playful and doting Papou to his two grandchildren and an intrepid partner in crime to his wife of 40 years.

He will be dearly missed.

Kalsner Lowe TessKALSNER-LOWE, Tess   -  On Sunday, July 31, 2022. 

Tess Kalsner-Lowe, beloved daughter of Pamela Kalsner and Michael Lowe.

Loved sister of Noah. 

Devoted granddaughter of Jenny and the late Stanley Kalsner, and the late Joyce and Glen Lowe.

Dear niece of Lydia, and Louisa Kalsner, Nancy Wilk, and Glenn, Danny, and Rick Lowe.

Galloway ClotildaGALLOWAY, Clotilda (Betty) (nee PICOTTE)  -  June 5, 1925 - July 27, 2022

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Betty Galloway, announce her peaceful passing, at Harmony Hills Care Community on July 27, 2022. 

After 72 years of marriage, her husband, Roy, passed away in 2015.

Betty is survived by her loving daughters, Ann and Gloria and son-in-law, Phil. 

She was a devoted grandmother to Jennifer (Scott), Stuart (Jill), and Leanne (Eric). 

She was blessed with six great-grandchildren that she adored - Mathew, Lauren, Aidan, Maggie, Abbie and Gillian. 

She loved life and everyone was her friend.

GUSPODARCHUCK, Helen "Guspie"   - Helen lived to be 103!

She passed away peacefully, in her sleep on July 31, 2022.

She was predeceased by her husband, John; sister, Elizabeth Thomson; daughters, Audrey Eski and Janette O'Hagan; and son, Donald. 

Filey MikeFILEY, Mike Filey   -  Born October 11, 1941, passed away peacefully at home, on July 30, 2022, with his beloved wife, Yarmila by his side.

Predeceased by his parents, Jack and Elva; and his younger brother, Don; he is survived by his brother, Bob.

Mike was a beloved uncle and great-uncle to many nieces and nephews, and recently, a great-great-niece.

He was also a cherished friend to many far and wide.

He authored more than 40 books on various aspects of Toronto's history.

Mike graduated with a degree in Chemistry from Ryerson and began his career with Ontario Water Resources (later The Ministry of the Environment).

Stapleton GraceSTAPLETON, Grace Elizabeth Young Stapleton  -   Age 99, passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2022 in Toronto.

Grace was born on October 28, 1922 to Queen and Hiram Young in St. John's, Newfoundland.

She had three older brothers and was the fourth of six sisters.

Her youngest sister, Roberta lives in St. John's.

After graduating from high school, Grace went on to study nursing in Newfoundland, before moving to work in hospitals on the 'mainland' in Montreal and in Sackville, New Brunswick, where she met her husband to be, Al, in 1947.

Neville MargaretNEVILLE, Margaret Neville   -  88, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2022, in her home in Mississauga.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, she moved to Canada in the 60's where she was a loving wife to her husband David and mother to late son David.

She was also a beloved aunt to Bernadette, and a grandmother figure to Hayley and Marcus.

Her bright spirit and positive outlook on life will be sorely missed by all who were lucky to know her.

SCROFANO, Doreen (nee NEGLIA)   -  It is with heavy hearts, that we announce the passing of Doreen Scrofano (nee Neglia) suddenly, on July 29, 2022 at her home in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Predeceased by her husband, Giuseppe (Joe) Scrofano; Doreen will be dearly missed by her daughter, Marie Scrofano (Gabriel Sanchez); and son, Franc Scrofano.

SHERMAN, Joane Ross (nee BAER)   -  December 19, 1931 - July 29, 2022

Joane passed away peacefully, at home, surrounded by her family, on her terms, just as she lived her life.

She was a lover of the arts, an accomplished interior designer with a natural flair for space and colour.

Joane was predeceased by her beloved husband, Joseph, of over 60 years; and by her brother, Ricky.