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WILSON, Alan Lawrence   - Passed away peacefully, on April 15, 2022.

Loving father to Karen (Steve) Heather and David (Shelley). Adored grandfather and great-grandfather.

Older brother to Bill (Liz) and Wendy.

MUZYK, Sharon Irene   - On Friday the 15th of April, my wonderful mother, Sharon Irene Muzyk, passed away peacefully in Phoenix, Arizona.

Always an adventurer, Sharon has lived in Winnipeg, Toronto, Palm Springs and Arizona, getting to spend the final decade of her life fulfilling her childhood fantasy of winters full of sunshine.

    

Mason JeannieMASON, Jeannie (nee Boyd) Mason   -  Passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 12, 2022 at Seniors Health Centre in North York.

Reunited with her son Gary she will be deeply missed by her other son, Gregory.

A loving grandmother to Derek, Richard, Robert and Ava. 

Jeannie was the last of the Belfast born and raised Boyd sisters.

She was predeceased by Violet, Doris, Isabel, Elizabeth and Ivy.

They are all together now and are probably enjoying an Irish song and good cheer.

Jeannie was in her 92nd year and enjoyed a life of independence and travel until Dementia slowed her in the last 10 years of her life.

ATKIN, Esther Elinor   -   Passed away peacefully, on Thursday, April 14, 2022.

Daughter of the late Archie and Edie Atkin.

Sister and sister-in-law of Andrea and Aubrey Sugar, Leonard and Pearl Atkin.

Ashby WilliamASHBY, William Harold Scrafton  -  With heavy hearts we share the passing of Bill on April 12, 2022, in his 92nd year.

Predeceased by wife, Ann (2008), whom he missed dearly, of almost 50 years.

Adored dad and biggest cheerleader of Bill (Suzanne) and Joanne (Brian).

Loving and proud grandpa of Elisa (Adrian), Graham, and Curtis, and great-grandpa of Mira and Nève.

Loved brother of Bob (late Bev) and Allan (Bonnie).

Bill was proud of his Cabbagetown roots and formed lifelong friendships there. Ann and Bill moved to Scarborough in 1958 and created wonderful memories.

Harris KatherineHARRIS, Katherine Louise  -  Passed peacefully surrounded by loved ones, after a hard-fought battle with Alzheimer's Dementia, on Thursday, April 14, 2022.

Kitty will be missed by Family and many Good Friends.

Surviving Polio as a child, she never let that stop her from doing anything she set her mind to even with her physical limitation.

Her passion and chosen career as a Teacher led to her teaching for the Scarborough School Board, being a Red Cross instructor; as well being a Leader and Trainer for the Girl Guides of Canada, which gave her opportunities to travel the world.

She loved music and belonged to several choirs, Toronto Classical Singers and the Choir at Eglinton St. George's United Church.

Knaul MarieKNAUL, Marie   - On Thursday, April 14, 2022. 

Marie Knaul, beloved wife of the late Sigmund Knaul.

Loving mother of Dr. Jonathan Knaul, and Dr. Felicia Marie Knaul.

Loving mother-in-law of Dr. Julio Frenk.

Devoted grandmother of Sofia Hannah, and Mariana Havivah.

PASTOR, Beatrice Josephine   - Peacefully, on April 14, 2022.

Beloved wife of John for 63 years.

Loving mother of John and Dan and his wife Colleen.

Devoted Baba of Laura, Gregory, Lauren and John Cole. Dear sister of Ed Badida and his wife Lucy.

ALEXANDER, Michele Corine   -  Passed away at Trillium Health Partners Mississauga Hospital, on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at the age of 62.

Beloved partner of Alan Haines, loving mother of Jesse.

Comeau HarlanCOMEAU, Harlan Lester  -   It is with heavy hearts, that we announce the peaceful passing of Harlan, on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at the age of 80 years old.

He was a beloved husband to Phyllis for 25 years.

They are finally reunited. Loving father to Harlan Jr., and Lori Ann and doting grandfather to Noah and Dinah.

He also leaves behind his sisters, Katherine, Beverly and their families in Nova Scotia.

He was the fun loving brother in law to the McCullough clan with playfulness among many nieces and nephews, affectionately known as 'Uncle Bud'.

He was dedicated to the ones he loved, selflessly sacrificing to ensure their happiness.

Francis HelenFRANCIS, Helen Elizabeth   -  Passed away peacefully, on April 14, 2022, in her 88th year.

She was born to Catherine Gallagher and is survived by her sister Monica.

Helen was predeceased by her beloved husband of 54 years, Allan Francis.

She is survived by her children Karen (Peter), Allan (Lenise), and Sandra and grandchildren Michelle, Julie, David, and Eric and many other members of her loving family.

REGEHR, Lillion Muriel  -  Born November 11, 1933, Lillian passed away peacefully, at Baycrest Centre on April 14, 2022.

Lillian was the loving wife of Henry, mother of Cheryl and Glenn, grandmother of Kaitlyn and Dylan, and great-grandmother of Stella and Frances.

EDEN, Ainslie Courtney   -  With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Ainslie Courtney Eden, in his 83rd year, on April 14, 2022.

Words can't describe his larger than life essence.

WILLIAMS, James (Jim) Frederick   - A life well lived. After a brief illness, James (Jim) Frederick Williams passed away on April 14, 2022 at the age of 89.

Dearly loved husband of Julianna.

Cherished father of Debora (Glen), Mark (Louise) and a much loved grandfather of Mathew (Meagan) Ethan (Val), Sarah, Aidan and great-grandfather of Desmond James.

TEMOVSKY, Donka  - Passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at Malton Village Long Term Care in Mississauga, Ontario, at the age of 102.

Predeceased by her loving husband Simo. Will be missed by her sons Jim (Nada) and Peter (Donna).

MACDONALD, Frances  -  Peacefully, at North York General Hospital, on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at the age of 88.

Daughter of the late Duncan and the late Anna Macdonald.

RUSCICA, Samuel (Salvatore)   -  October 29, 1932 – April 13, 2022

Passed away at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, in his 90th year, with his daughter, Lesley, by his side.

Sam is survived by and will be greatly missed by his beloved wife of more than 60 years, Audrey (nee Finch); son, Chris (Tina); daughter, Lesley; grandson, Adam (Zeinab); and sister, Joan Ruscica-Hamilton (Art), and many nieces and nephews. Sam was predeceased by his brother, Tom, and sisters, Nell Tumino (George), Concetta, Connie Volpe (Frank), and Anna Trevor-Wilson (Doug).

Boulby MarionBOULBY, Marion Jane Wilmot  -  May 7, 1961 – April 13, 2022

Marion died unexpectedly.

Marion was born in Leeds, England and immigrated with her family, first to the United States, and then to Canada.

Marion was an Associate Professor of History at Trent University in Peterborough.

As an academic, Marion loved teaching as much as research.

She was a traveller and, in her day, a marvelous cook. Marion was the beloved daughter of the late Jean and Mark.

She is mourned by her sister, Sarah; her brother-in-law, Perry; her nephew, Thomas; her aunt, Gillian and family.

GRASSO, Pasquale Vincenzo   -  January 6, 1932 - April 13, 2022

Pasquale (Patrick, Pat) is survived by his loving wife, Margaret, and their three sons, Allen (Kim), Michael (Lorraine) and Brian (Carrie).

Fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Samantha, Julian, Daniel, Chase and Miyah.

Herman MarianneHERMAN, Marianne  -  It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Marianne Herman.

Marianne died peacefully at home on April 12, 2022, at the age of 91.

She was predeceased by the love of her life, her husband, Walter.

Marianne leaves behind many cherished memories and will be sadly missed by her daughter, Linda (Fred); and her loving grandchildren, Jennifer and Jonathan, who she adored and loved with all her heart.

PACITTI, Wilma  - July 20, 1955 - April 12, 2022

Wilma passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at her home in North York, at the age of 66.

Predeceased by her parents, Alessandro and Anna Pacitti (nee Di Ponio).

Wilma will be missed by her loving brother, Devi; sister-in-law, Antoniette; niece, Lela with Michael; nephew, Alex; and beloved aunts and cousins.

BISSELL, Angus Hudson (Buzz)   -  It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Angus Hudson Bissell (Buzz) in his 74th year.

He was predeceased by his parents, Angus Bissell and Eunice Bissell (nee Hudson); and his sister, Janice Elizabeth Bissell.

Davidson MaryDAVIDSON, Mary  - April 5, 1926 – April 12, 2022

Cherished wife of the late Joseph Davidson.

Deeply- loved mother of Jim Davidson (Valerie) and the late Jane Suppa (Frank).

Treasured grandmother of Cynthia Benaicha (Aissa).

Adored great-grandmother of Summer Benaicha.

Also left to mourn are Mum's special nieces and their families.

Predeceased by her loving brother and sisters.

Mum will forever live on in the hearts of those she touched.

FERGUSON, Edmund   - August 5, 1928 – April 12, 2022

Ferguson EdmundIt is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Edmund Ferguson, at Amica Unionville, on April 12, 2022, with his children by his side.

He leaves this world to join his beloved wife of 67 years, Margaret Isobel Ferguson (nee McConnell).

He was a cherished father to Robert (Tanya), Linda (Bob Laughlin), Donna (Stephen Da Cambra), and Bill (Jill).

Edmund will be missed by his nine adoring grandchildren, Jennifer (Arik), Michael (Kim), Courtney (Rafael), Alysha (Kyle), Julian, Madeleine, Lindsay, Carter, Grady; great-grandchildren, Liam and Arlo; and his brother, Tom (Red).

Edmund was a proud honorary lifetime member of the Markham Union Lodge.

Hani KurtHANI, Kurt   - 1926 - 2022  It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Kurt on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 with his daughter Cora and son-in-law Dean by his side.

Loving and devoted husband to Rita for 66 years. Kurt was born in Selzach, Switzerland at the foot of the Jura Mountains, where he loved to hike.

Predeceased by his cherished son Eric (2002); his parents Martha and Arthur Hani-Ruefli; brothers Fred and Willi. Kurt will be fondly remembered by friends and family in Canada and Switzerland.

Kurt and his wife left Switzerland in 1956 by ship, on their honeymoon to Toronto.

Kurt had an amazing thirst for knowledge stemming from his love of books.

PAQUETTE, Gerald   - With love and admiration for a life well-lived, family announces the peaceful passing of Gerry, a beloved son, brother, husband, father, uncle, grand and great-grandfather, friend.

Gerry was born in Buckingham, Quebec, to parents Ida and Alfred in 1924, and grew up in Timmins, Ontario.

He left us in the stillness of early morning on April 12, 2022.