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Graham AlbertaGRAHAM, Alberta Annie   -  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Alberta Annie Graham on May 6, 2022 at Princess Margaret Hospital. 

Red hair blazing and sharp as a tack.

Fiercely independent. Said what she meant and meant what she said.

Lightning fast at typing, knitting and phone conversations. Had a huge heart for family and friends.

After a distinguished 30 Year career at Exide she retired to a life of friendship, badminton, and travel with her close friend and companion Murray Sr.

Growing up on Dovercourt Road, she was a member of Westmoreland United Church and later The Westway United and the Beaver Bible Class for 50 years.

She lived on her own at Delmanor Prince Edward.

 

Parro TonyPARRO, Tony  - January 29, 1925 – May 5, 2022

Peacefully, of natural causes at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre.

Survived by his children, Dyan Parro, and Paul Parro (Mary Parro); grandchildren, Michelle Greco (Tony Greco), Renee Baird (Dan Baird), and Nicole Parro; great-grandchildren, Marissa, Serina and Paolo Greco, Chelsea, Malcom and Domenic Baird; brother, Albert Parro; and sister, Elizabeth DiCecco.

Predeceased by his wife, Viola Parro.

Tony had a very long life, happily living in his house until two years ago.

He loved his vegetable garden and liked to work on his favourite hobbies: stamp collecting, scrap booking and taking pictures for his vast collection of photo albums.

CUNNINGHAM, Richard Norman   -  November 13, 1941 - May 5, 2022

Richard passed away suddenly, at his home in Victoria, BC, with his children, Jackie (Stef) and Todd (Leanne) by his side.

Richard was born and raised in Toronto, a graduate of North Toronto Collegiate, followed by a career in banking/finance.

MORISSETTE, Patricia   -  Peacefully, at Parkwood Hospital, with her daughter, Teresa, at her side, on May 5, 2022, in her 93rd year.

Married to Carl on October 3, 1959. Mother to Teresa Hitchen and Angela Morissette.

Mother-in-law to Cary Hitchen.

MANN-KURAMOTO, Sheila   -   Beloved wife of the late Herb Kuramoto, passed away, May 5, 2022.

Sadly missed by brother-in-law Ed Kuramoto, sisters-in-law Judy Kuramoto, Yeriko Tsuji, niece Lisa Grant (Jeff), nephew Daryn Tsuji (Lily) and their children Kristen, Eli and Jordan, her many cousins in Canada and the UK and dear friends. 

George ElsieGEORGE, Elsie   -  October 28, 1941 – May 4, 2022

It is with great sadness that the family of Elsie (Vasa) George, announces her passing at the age of 80.

Elsie passed away peacefully, on May 4, 2022.

Elsie was born to parents Done and Todora Branoff in the beautiful village of Bouf, Macedonia.

She was predeceased by her beloved late husband Tommy George.

She is survived by her daughters Carol, Kristina, Stephanie and grandchildren Simon, Nicole (Michael).

SCOTT, Joyce Emily   -  Peacefully, in her 98th year, on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at Kipling Acres Long Term Care Home.

Beloved wife of the late Ken Mahoney (1972) and Jack Scott (1997).

Loving mother of Bruce Mahoney.

HUNTE, Atheline S.    - It is with the heaviest of hearts and cherished memories, that we announce the passing of Atheline, on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.

Her loving husband Owen survives her, along with children, Steve, Denny, Sherel, Jacqueline (Courtney), Jennifer and Susan, and grandchildren, Nicholas, Michael, Darien, Christopher, Andrew, Makeda, Jessica, Sarah and Rachael, and great-grandchildren Tashawna, Laila, Samiyah, Peyton, Aliyah, Nolan and Liam.

SPAGNOLO, Eileen Mary (nee FITZPATRICK)    -  It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear wife, mother and nonna, on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at the age of 65.

Loving and devoted wife of Francesco for 41 years.

Much-loved mother of Matthew (Colleen), Michael (Amy) and John (Addelyn).

PEGG, Joseph Wlfred   -    August 15, 1933 – May 4, 2022

Passed away after a long, courageous and hard-fought battle.

Beloved husband of Donna.

Harris DonaldHARRIS, Donald George   -   April 28, 1929 – May 4, 2022

It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Donald George Harris on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.

Beloved husband of Marie (nee Campbell), for almost 68 years. Loving Dad to Bob (Elaine), Brian, Diane (Rod), Jeanne (Carmine), Joe (Joanne), and Ted (Patricia).

Much loved Poppa to 18 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Don was the fifth of eight children born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, to Wilfred and Leila Harris. 

Don was a man of great Faith and had an enthusiasm for life which came across in all he did.

WESTRA, Mark  -   With heavy hearts, we announce that Mark died peacefully, May 4, 2022, at the age of 62, son of Peter (deceased) and Laura Westra of Maple, Ontario, and brother of Chris Westra.

Mark is lovingly remembered by his family and friends, as a gentle, kind and intelligent person.

Berko AnneBERKO, Anne Stella  -  At Midland, Ontario, on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at the age of 89.

Predeceased by her parents Ivan and Ksenia Fedun.

Beloved wife of the late Rev. Matthew Berko and dear mother of Wally (Pam) and John (Diane).

Loving grandmother of Cameron (Shannon), Carley Anne (Nathan), John, and Michael and great-grandmother of Lila Beth.

Dear sister of Russell (Sue) and aunt of Melanie.

 

Czemodan ElizabethCZEMODAN, Elizabeth Anne   -  Passed away at her home on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at the age of 81.

Anne will be remembered by her husband John and son Steve.

She was predeceased by her son Michael.

Survived by her sister Eleanor of Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Anne will be missed by family, friends and her beloved cats Scampi and Spunky.

Phillips AnabellePHILLIPS, Annabelle (nee STASEFF)   -  Died peacefully at home after a lengthy illness on May 3, 2022.

Predeceased by husband, Louis Phillips; beloved brother, Victor Staseff; and siblings, Bill German and Sheila Spiroff.

Much-loved mother to Krista (Neal) and Todd Phillips.

Adored Baba to Simone and Myles Roth, whose lives she touched profoundly. Trusted friend to many during her life.

Her multiple talents, skill sets and aesthetic sensibilities lent themselves to varied ventures including "Annabelle's

Shortbreads" and a successful 40+ year career in Public Relations, where she was known for her signature events.

Sayer BrianSAYER, Brian   -  We are saddened to announce the passing of Brian Sayer on May 3, 2022, in his 85th year.

Brian leaves behind his daughters, Robyn (Brian) and Lisa (Michael); and his grandchildren, Emily, Owen, Allison, Ethan and Benjamin.

Brian is also survived by his brothers, Colin (Lynda) and Clive (Ginny).

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Patricia. Brian was born in Leeds, England in 1937.

After losing his father, Norman, in WWII, his mother, Lillian married Reginald Gibson, and the family moved to Oakville, Ontario.

Frampton CliveFRAMPTON, Clive Hugh   -  October 2, 1944 - May 3, 2022

Clive died peacefully in hospital, with his beloved wife of 50 years, Linda, and his brother-in-law, Norman Grey-Noble, by his side.

Clive was born in London, England, to George and Annie Frampton, who predeceased him.

He was the loving brother of Joanne, Edward and Andrew, who passed away earlier this year.

Clive immigrated to Canada in 1967, arriving on the day of the country's 100th birthday.

It was, he said, the best step he ever took.

Cooke PaulCOOKE, Paul Gary   -  We are profoundly saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Gary, on May 2, 2022, at 80 years of age, after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Deeply-loved and never forgotten by his wife of 56 years, Patricia and forever adored by his daughter Jennifer.

Predeceased by his parents Adeline and Gerald Cooke and brothers Bill and Bruce.

Beloved brother of Joan, Susan and Michael (Juliet).

Admired brother-in-law of Dory, Cheryl, Rob (Marian) and Gary (Deyanne), as well as several nieces and nephews.

Gary loved sports and practiced many with passion and persistence – basketball, football, swimming, and running four national marathons.

TOWNSHEND, Patricia Mary   -   Passed away peacefully, on Monday, May 2, 2022, with her family by her side, after a 7 year battle with cancer.

Patty was born on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1955, and lived her life to the fullest.

Trist FlorenceTRIST, Florence (nee FOSTER)   -  In her 97th year, Florence (Foster) Trist passed away peacefully on May 2, 2022, at Amica Bayview Gardens. 

Only adored child of the late Lawrence Tom Foster "LT" and Eva Mary McClelland. Beloved wife for 72 years to Jack A. Trist. 

Dear and much-loved mother to John Trist and his wife, Cheryl; and to Kathy and her husband, Paul Richardson. 

Loving grandma to Michael Richardson and his fiancée, Lindsay; and to Jan Richardson and her fiancé, Brandon. 

Florence would have so enjoyed attending these two upcoming weddings! Dear aunt of Dawn Rivait, William Simpson, Marian Simpson and their families.

Wassmer ManfredWASSMER, Manfred  -  It is with great sadness that the family of Manfred Wassmer shares his passing on Monday, May 2, 2022.

He is lovingly remembered by his brother and sisters, nieces and nephews.

Along with his two children and their families, Scott and Katie Wassmer, Kinsey and Tom Christopoulos.

And his two grandchildren, Paul and Aubrey Christopoulos.

Manfred was a doting husband who enjoyed travelling, sports, and Formula 1 Racing.

LEJA, Christie Michelle   -   It is with profound sorrow that we share the news of the sudden passing of our beautiful daughter Christie, on May 2, 2022, in her 31st year.

Christie was adored and is survived by her parents George and Lisa and her beloved brother Ben.

She also leaves behind family and friends who loved her so much.

RATUSZNY, John Eugene   - September 13, 1941 - May 2, 2022

It is with deep sorrow that we mourn the passing of John Eugene Ratuszny.

He passed away peacefully on Monday, May 2, 2022, at the age of 80.

Boden NancyBODEN, Nancy Elizabeth (nee QUANCE)    -  Peacefully and surrounded by her family, Nancy passed away, on Sunday, May 1, 2022, in her 91st year.

Beloved wife of 66 years to Ross.

Loving mother to Paul (Tina), Doug (Lynda) and Glenn (Sue).

Devoted grandmother of Amanda (Kurtis), Kelsey (Kaity), Taylor (Curtis), Michael, Julia, Bronwyn, and Ainsley and much-loved great-grandmother to Lyla, Jaxon, Noah, Eric, Lucy, Avery and Jack.

Nancy is survived by her sister Donna Quance and sister-in-law Shirley Denham (Gren).

BRUYEA, Brian Francis Xavier   -  Passed away peacefully, on May 1, 2022, at Michael Garron Hospital, at the age of 78.

He has rejoined his wife Chris of 41 years.

Predeceased by his parents and siblings.

Amos DorothyAMOS, Dorothy Lillian   -  Born November 13, 1925 in Toronto, Ontario, Dorothy passed away in hospital in Toronto on May 1, 2022.

Dearly missed by her many friends as well as her relatives, Doreen Allison Ryan (AB), Colin Ryan (AB), Lynn Gardiner (WI), Helen Hamilton (UK), Hils Bateman (UK), Kate Kaye (UK), Nigel Edwards (UK) and Val Scott (UK).

Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, William and Nellie (Peacock), as well as her dear friends, Lucy Leith and Jean Harkness.

Dorothy spent her entire career working for The Canada Life Insurance Company located in Toronto, Ontario.

She was a dedicated lifelong member of the following organizations: United Church of Canada, the UCW (United Church Women), the former Toronto CGIT (Canadian Girls in Training) Board, and Ryde Lake Camp.