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DUNCAN, Murray   -  Passed away peacefully, on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at Village of Humber Heights in his 99th year.

Predeceased by his loving wife, Dorothy, of 60 years.

He will be greatly missed by his daughters, Judy (Neil), and Maureen (Bill).

HARRIS, William (Bill)   -  After enduring a very active cancerous brain tumor for four months, Bill had nothing left to fight with, and passed peacefully into eternity on November 3, 2022, with his wife, Nancy, at his side.

Bill was born on October 1, 1941, in Montreal, and was educated at Verdun High School and Sir George Williams University.

THEUMA, Carmel "Charlie"   -  Passed away November 3, 2022.

Reunited with his beloved wife, Mary Rose Theuma (2015).

Loving father of Sylvia (Allan) Ball, Charlie (Amy) Theuma, and Patricia (John) Mullins.

Proud Nannu of Eric, Daniel, Amanda, Connor, Lilian and Brian.

CRAIG, Betty Lorraine   -  Betty died peacefully on November 3, 2022 at age 93.

Predeceased by her husband Bill, son James and daughter Debra; and sisters Joy and Nina.

Devoted grandmother to Lisa (Leo), Her great-grandchildren will miss daily calls with their GG.

REEKIE, John Fraser Reekie   -  Passed quietly, at the age of 79, at Cummer Lodge, Toronto, on Thursday, November 3, 2022, from the complications of COPD and Alzheimer's Disease.

He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Allan. John was brought up in Barbados and always considered himself a Bajan.

McGerrigle NormanMcGERRIGLE, Norman   -  Passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at Humber River Hospital.

Proudly born in Tyrone in Ireland, and immigrated to Canada the same week the Toronto Maple Leafs actually won the Stanley Cup!

He is survived by his wife, Isobel, longtime Jeopardy Show companion.

Also survived by daughters, Ann and Angela and son, James.

Will be greatly missed by his favourite golf-watching companion and grandchild, Jarlath.

Longtime employee of the City of Toronto, Water Works Division.

Lover of gardening and roses. Could fix anything. The Army Navy Veterans Club #383, Royal Canadian Legion #75 and the VIP "BSers" table won't be the same without him.

Fox MaryFOX, Mary Louise (nee PEZZACK)    -  July 22, 1931 – November 2, 2022

Died peacefully, with her family by her side, at Lakeridge Health Ajax Pickering Hospital, in her 92nd year.

Predeceased by her beloved husband of 65 years, Norman Fox.

Dear mother to John (Patricia), Karen (Christopher), Nancy (Christian) and Janet (Luis).

Proud of her grandchildren, Matthew (Jessica), Stephanie (David), Laura (David), Tyler (Logan), Sarah, Lyndsey, Katie, Shawn and Ryan.

Great-grandmother of Emily, Dylan, Natalie, Stephen, Cameron, Calla and Cooper. Lovingly remembered by her Pezzack siblings and their extended families.

Ogaki TameOGAKI, Tame (Buzz)   -  September 23, 1923 - November 2, 2022

Passed away peacefully, at Momiji Health Care Society, at the age of 99.

Beloved husband of Miyeko (Mae) for 69 years.

Loving father of Janet Sakauye (Randy), Wendy (Mike Shweiger), Leonard (Judy), Alan (Wanda Jackson), and Wayne (Jenn Chiu).

Grandfather of Russell Sakauye (Denise) (great-grandfather to Teddy), Kelly Sakauye, Todd, Craig, and Ryan.

Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

STONE, Irene   -  Passed on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

Irene Stone, beloved wife of the late Bertram Stone.

Loving mother and mother-in-law of Leslie and Tim Youngblut, Janice Stone and David Grainger,

Devoted grandmother of Amanda, Adam and Nicole, Kristy; and great-grandmother of Nora, Roland, Atticus, and Anne-drew.

Ferrazzutti AlabanoFERRAZZUTTI, Alabano (Albert)   -  On Tuesday, November 1, 2022, Albano (Albert) Ferrazzutti passed away at the age of 92.

He was the beloved husband of Mary of 61 years; wonderful father of Christine, Nancy (deceased), and Lori; caring father-in-law of Sal (Severio), Paul (Lisa), and Douglas; loving Nonno of Adrienne (Kintaro), Caitlin, Rachel, Rebecca, Paige, Tessa, Ava, and Mason; dear brother of Rino (deceased) (Angela, deceased) and Luciana (Giuseppe, deceased); fond brother-in-law of Angela, Gianni, Dometilla, and Tony (deceased); and thoughtful Zio of nieces and nephews in Toronto and Italy.

Born in Cisterna, Italy, Albert moved to Belgium at age 18, and then to Canada in 1951, at the age of 21. He started working, as many Italian immigrants did, in the mines.

He built homes with his brother for several years, and then started his 40-plus year career as a tile and marble setter.

Doan ShirleyDOAN, Shirley Marie   -   July 19, 1928 - November 1, 2022

Passed away peacefully, with her son and daughter by her side, at Alexander Muir Retirement Home in Newmarket, on Tuesday, November 1st. 

Loving wife of the late George Calvin Doan for 68 years.

Beloved mother of Timothy (Faye), Teresa (predeceased 1963), and Sandra (Joseph).

Proud grandmother of Tobias, Wesley and Estrella.

Sister of Dave (Dorothy), and William (Muriel).

Daughter of the late Lewis and Pearl Rollings (nee Kydd) of Queensville.

Marie will be fondly remembered by her family and friends. 

Dudun StellaDUDUN, Stella   -   Stella died peacefully, on November 1, 2022, with her daughters and granddaughter by her side, at the age of 90.

A generous, loving, kind person, devoted to her family and known for her sense of humor.

Stella was born in Toronto, the only child of Sophie and Anthony Schwartz, originally from the Ukraine. 

She worked at General Accident Assurance Company for 40 years.

She was a member of the Toronto Insurance Women's Association and the Women's League at St. Demetrius Ukrainian Church, where she attended many events and made lifelong friendships.

She had a lifelong love for all animals, especially cats. 

Fitzgerald Fr WilliamFITZGERALD, Fr. William E. Bill, C.Ss.R.,  -  Fr. Bill Fitzgerald entered eternal life on November 1, 2022, at the age of 84 at Toronto Western Hospital.

Born on August 26, 1938 in the Port City of Saint John, NB, to Edmund Alphonsus and Helen Margaret Fitzgerald (née Corkery).

Fr. Bill is survived by his brother, Paul (Carole). His twin brother, Richard Joseph (Peggy), died in February, 2019. Fr. Bill is also mourned by his niece, great-niece, his nephews, great-nephews, and cousins.

Fr. Bill professed first vows as a Redemptorist on August 22, 1958 and was ordained a Priest on August 29, 1964 at his home parish of St. Peter's, in Saint John.

After seminary studies, Fr. Bill was a hospital chaplain in Toronto for a few months before returning to St. Mary's College.

During those years, he was director of students, a professor of history and math, and coach of all the sports teams.

GALEA, Mary  -  Peacefully, on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at St. Joseph's Health Centre, at the age of 98.

Beloved wife of the late Anthony.

Devoted mother of Carm (Sharon), Laura Ford (Dennis), Michael (Susan) and the late Joyce (Carl Kennedy).

Adored grandmother of ten and great-grandmother of twenty.

MILLS, John Marston   -  John died peacefully at Michael Garron Hospital, on November 1, 2022.

John was predeceased by his parents, Dr. W. R. Mills and Marjorie Marston.

He is survived by his brother, Gordon and family.

MILNE, Sheila   -  Sheila passed away at Mount Sinai hospital in Toronto, on Tuesday, November 1st, aged 85, with her niece, Carrie, by her side.

She was predeceased by her parents; her nephew, Russell; her beloved husband, Frederick Milne; and her sister, Sandra Dawson. Sheila was a dynamic and creative teacher.

Anderson JamesANDERSON, James Albert  -  It is with great sadness that the family of Jim Anderson, announces his passing, on October 31, 2022.

Jim will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 25 years, Elena; and his children, Robin, Sheri, Beatriz (Jorge), Norma (Emilio), and Luis (Maru).

Jim (Papa) will also be fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Spencer, Ashley, Gillian, Harrison, Normita, Daniela, Jorge, Mauricio, Patricio, Miquel, Maru; and great-grandchildren, Hayden, and Abby.

Jim was predeceased by his wife, Merlene; and daughter, Kim.

HAMER, Brenda Mary   - 1931 - 2022 Brenda passed away peacefully, on October 31, 2022, at Meighen Manor, Salvation Army Long Term Care Home, in Toronto, at the age of 91.

Born in England, she came to Canada in 1959, spending most of her working career with the Fasken law firm, in Toronto.

Rigg JenniferRIGG, Jennifer (nee DICKIE) Rigg   - Jennifer, a poet, author and beloved wife, sister and aunt, passed away peacefully in Toronto on October 30, 2022.

Born in Belgaum, India on March 4, 1939, and schooled in India, Singapore, York, and St. Andrews, she was a woman of immense depth and latitude.

These qualities were enhanced by meeting the (later renowned) medievalist, Professor George Rigg, in Oxford, with whom she had a whirlwind romance spanning more than 50 years until his death in 2019.

They moved to Canada in 1968 when George took a professorship at the University of Toronto. Jennifer went on to publish four novels and author numerous articles of verse.

Pauk StevePAUK, Steve Michael   -  It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Steve Michael Pauk on October 29, 2022, taken from us too soon, at age 69.

Loving husband of Petra; beloved son-in-law to Elke and John; beloved brother-in-law to Roland (Andrea); loving father of Kevin (Laura) and Steven (Ceri); loving grandad to Briony, Lily, Elijah.

Loving brother to Louise, Janet (Doug), Ed (Lois).

He will be greatly missed by his many nieces and nephews, extended family members, and dear friends.

Steve worked at the City of Toronto (Water Plant) for 27 years as a Instrumentation Technician.

Steve's happiest times were spent with family and friends, enjoying good food. Steve loved playing his Stratocaster and Les Paul guitars.

 

Szewczyk JudithSZEWCZYK, Judith (Judy) Alice (nee HARRISON)   -  Passed away on the evening of Saturday, October 29, 2022.

Daughter of the late Marie and Charles Harrison, Judy is survived by her husband, Frank; by her sons, Andrew (D'Loraine) and Michael (France); and her siblings, Mary Lee, Carol (Gord), Richard (Karen), Greg (Jan), Lynn (late Neil), Gerry (Teresa) and Brian (Linda).

Judy, a math teacher at East York Collegiate Institute, embodied patience, care and compassion, and would generously give her time to those who needed it.

Judy touched the lives of everyone with her unwavering love and support, and will continue being an inspiration to those who knew her. She will be dearly missed.

Ackland BeverleyACKLAND, Beverley Jane (nee DAVIES)   -  Beverley passed away on October 29, 2022, in her 84th year, after a long struggle with cancer.

A Toronto girl her entire life, she was the eldest daughter of Gordon "Taffy" and Edith Davies, and sister to Dianne (Don) Curtis and Norma (Chuck) Gregg.

Mother to Gary (Julia) and Susan; grandmother extraordinaire to William (Katie), Benjamin (Meyessa), Alexandra, Courtney and Jeffrey, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A Graduate of Leaside High, and a world traveller who visited all seven continents, she was always generous with her time and charity.

Beverley was full of energy, the queen of her condo's exercise classes.

She was always willing to make new friends or help anyone in need.

Holmes MargaretHOLMES, Margaret   -  It is with great sadness that the family of Margaret Holmes announces her passing on Saturday, October 29, 2022.

Margaret was beloved sister to David Holmes (Lynda) and the late Ann Falls (Bruce).

She was a wonderful Aunt to Kathryn (Roy), Stephen (Jill) and Robert Falls, and John and Jeffery (Dianne) Holmes; and kind great-aunt to Alison and James Colalillo, and Daniel Holmes.

She will also be remembered by many cousins.

Margaret passed peacefully after a short illness.

Margaret was an early graduate of the Home Economics Program at the University College, University of Toronto.

She went on to teach Home Economics in Niagara Falls and Port Credit.

COREY, Paul   -   January 3, 1941 - October 29, 2022

Paul's big, beautiful heart stopped beating on Saturday night, leaving us to marvel how he lived life fully up to the last minute.

His wife, Mary, is missing her daily "have I told you lately."

Julie, Jenny and Brennan had the best dad ever.

Goodman IreneGOODMAN, Irene (nee DENISCHUK)   -   September 14, 1949 - October 28, 2022

Passed away peacefully, on October 28, 2022, at Kensington Hospice, Toronto, at the age of 73.

She was born in Toronto, and resided there throughout her life.

Irene was predeceased by her loving partner, Walter; parents, Nick and Stella; and her brother, Rudy.

She attended Central High School of Commerce, and started out as a legal secretary for the first store-front law office in Toronto.

A few years later, she obtained her real esate license and started working with A.E. LePage.

Constantinou SophieCONSTANTINOU, Sophie    -  God called Sophie peacefully, on October 28, 2022, at the age of 96.

Predeceased by her parents and her brothers.

Cherished wife of Pando for 69 years.

Proud mother of Peter (Lucia Cascioli) and Kathy (Randy Kirton).

Dear grandmother to Alexia, Kelly, Mark, and Mitchel.

Sophie is fondly remembered for her love of family, for her faith, and for her spanakopita.