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Clarke CarolynCLARKE, Carolyn (Cal) (nee BRUNNING)  - In her 91st year, Carolyn Clarke passed away peacefully with family at her side at Bethell Hospice in Inglewood, ON.

Predeceased by her soulmate Donald (Don) Clarke on November 10, 1994.

Loving mother to Nancy (Stephen Lacroix) and David (Laurie Clarke).

Proud nanny to James, Jennifer and Jeremy. Great-grandmother to Lilly.

A world traveller with a special spot for Italy and the Amalfi coast. Conversant in Italian, Spanish and French. Loved to read, play bridge and socialize with friends and family.

KASKIE, Mary (nee BURACK)  - Passed away peacefully at Riverwood Seniors Living, Alliston on Sunday, January 10, 2021 in her 102nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Jack Kaskie.

Loutraris TerryLOUTRARIS, Eleuthere 'Terry' - It is with great sadness that the family of Terry Loutraris announces his passing after a brief illness, on Sunday, January 10, 2021, at the age of 75 years.

Terry, always had a wonderful zest for life and a generous heart, ready to shower those around him with songs or dance.

Terry was always ready to support those in need around him especially in the circles of addiction recovery.

Terry will be forever remembered by his family, extended family and dear friends.

Code GretchenCODE, Gretchen Lee (nee VOADEN)   - Passed away peacefully at Valleyview Long-term Care Home, St. Thomas, Ontario on January 10, 2021, at the age of 83, following a stroke and a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

Gretchen was predeceased by her husband Jim.

She was the dearly loved mother of Michael and Marion Code, Laura and Harold Lee, and Jackie and Bill North.

She was a wonderful grandmother to Elise Code, Keagan and Levi Lee, and Daniel, Nick and Kyra North.

Gretchen was also a loving sister, sister-in-law and aunt to Jane and John Ricketts and sons Paul, Christopher and the late Marc Ricketts, and Lois Code and children Victor and Virginia Ceni.

Upshaw RandolphUPSHAW, Randolph Roosevelt - Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket Ontario on Sunday January 10, 2021 at the age of 87 years.

Beloved husband of Mary Upshaw (nee Clifford) of Cedarvale Lodge in Keswick, Ontario.

Loving father of Cathy Wolf (Allan) of West Virginia, Debra Thompson of Keswick and Holly Trimble (late Phil Bissonnette) of Ste Marthe sur le Lac, Quebec.

Cherished “Grandpa” of Jacqueline, Byron, Blake, Amy, Melanie, Brett, Peter, and James and their respective spouses.

Hallowell DougHALLOWELL, Douglas Morley - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Doug at age 58 on January 10, 2021.

He is lovingly remembered by his mother, Merelyn; children, Ciara and Brad (Stefani); grandson, Noah; sister and brother, Lynne (Keith) and Ken (Lesley); nieces, Heather (Steve), Colleen (Mike), and Ashley; and all of his extended family and large network of friends. Doug was predeceased by his father, Morley, and his loving son, Kyle.

Doug, or “Dougie” as he was known to most, was a jack-of-all-trades. He could build anything, fix anything, and sell ice to a polar bear. Doug was a very warm and caring person – even on the darkest of days, he was a beacon of light.

Morris AlecMORRIS, Alexander Nelson Charles 'Alec'  - Alexander Nelson Charles Morris (Alec), 94, of Aurora, Ontario, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021, surrounded by his family.

He was born to parents Nelson Charles Morris and Mildred Morris, on November 25, 1926, in Eastbourne, a town on England's southeast coast. After the loss of his mother when he was six, Alec had to grow up quickly and help take care of his younger sibling. His childhood was set in the shadow of the Second World War, which influenced his life.

Alec completed school in London and towards the end of the war was trained as an electrical technologist. He married Patricia (Pat), the love of his life in 1950, shortly after the two of them immigrated from England to Canada. Their married life spanned almost 70 years, a remarkable testament to the strength of their love for each other.

ROTHMAN, Benjamin - Ben Rothman passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021.

Survived by his wife, Cynthia Fisher; his daughter Sara Rothman; her husband Maurice Aube; and grand-daughters, Cate and Rebecca; sister and brother-in-law Rose and Kevin Kardash; nieces and nephews Cindy (David Lalonde), Tracey (Albert Anthony) and Mark Kardash and sister-in-law Valerie Fisher.

Born in Uzbekistan at the end of WWII, Ben and his family moved to Ottawa after surviving the Holocaust. Raised in Ottawa, Ben moved to Toronto where he was quietly committed to supporting those most vulnerable.

Maccarone JosephineMACCARONE, Maria 'Josephine' Giuseppina Addolarata - (March 16, 1951January 9, 2021)

Today we are here to honour and come together in the celebration of the life of Maria (Josephine) Maccarone.

Sadly, on Saturday January 9, 2021, Josephine passed away at her home with her son and grandson by her side.

She was a loving mother to her daughter Melissa Martin, and son Leonard Martin.

Gomes MariaGOMES, Maria Adelia - Passed away peacefully on January 9, 2021 at the age of 96 at Markham Stouffville Hospital.

Maria is survived by her loving sons Edward (Maria Helena) and John (Sandy), her grandchildren Melissa (Hugo Da Silva), Jessica (Michael Pereira), Wyatt, and Wellesley (Ryan Roffey), and her great-grandchildren Mateo, Gabriel, Victoria, Amalia, and Lisbon.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Jorge.

Boyko SophieBOYKO, Sophie (nee Kasmirczuk) - The family of Sophie Boyko announces her passing on January 9th, 2021 at the age 93.

We are saddened to know our beloved Mama will no longer be with us, but are filled with blessed assurance that we will be reunited with her once again.

Sophie Bokyo (nee Kasmirczuk) was born in Pinsk, Poland (Belarus) on October 27, 1927 and came to Toronto, Canada in 1947.

On November 20th, 1948 she married Michael Boyko, whom she met in Germany. They were blessed with 4 children, Isabella (Paul), George (Marilyn), Susan, Michael (Lilly) and grandson Shawn.

Tate HarveyTATE, Harvey - Harvey peacefully passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Harvey Tate of Holland Landing, in his 88th year.

Beloved husband of the late Frances (nee Rogers).

Loving dad of Brenda (Paul) Doherty, late Diane (late Larry) Dale, Kelly (Ed) Pollard and Teddy (Ferd) Mazzuca.

DMello JoaquimD'MELLO, Joaquim - (November 16, 1933 - January 9, 2021) -

Joaquim D’Mello, the youngest of five children, was born to Alexander and Beatrice (nee Nazareth) D’Mello, on November 16th, 1933.

Raised in a deeply devoted Roman Catholic family, he joined the Altar Boys Society of St. Patrick’s Parish at an early age, where he made several lifelong friendships. He was a bright student and completed his schooling at St. Patrick’s High School, after which he got his B. Com degree and went into banking where he discovered his professional passion.

A studious man, Joaquim excelled in all the multiple banking exams he took over the years, ultimately becoming distinguished as a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers, London, England.

GREENWOOD, Hilda Grace (Barker) - Passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 9, 2021 in Cannington, Ontario at 98 years of age.

Loving wife of the late Harry. Beloved mother of Jim, Bob (Karen), Patricia (Russ), Andy (Ina), Victoria (Shane), Sandra Stiemer, Laurie (Paul) and Gordon.

Fonfara MichaelFONFARA, Michael - Internationally renowned Canadian keyboard player Michael Fonfara died in a Toronto hospital on Friday January 8, 2021.

He was 74. Fonfara had been battling cancer for two years.

Born in Stevensville, Ont. August 11, 1946, Fonfara played on nine of the late Lou Reed’s albums between 1974 and 2005, including “Sally Can’t Dance,” “Rock and Roll Heart,” Street Hassle, and “The Bells,” which Fonfara also executive produced.

Fonfara was a supremely talented musician, Fonfara also performed on Foreigner’s iconic album 4, including their major hit "Urgent."

SEILER, Mariana - On Saturday, January 9, 2021 at home.

Mariana Seiler, beloved wife of Paul.

Loving mother and mother-in-law of Dalit and Shlomo Sharer, Erez Seiler and Elizabeth Bookman, and Daphna Seiler and Trevor Deware.

Dear sister of Leah Tilleman.

Devoted Safta of Benjamin, Rebecca, Ariel, Jesse, Jacob, Samantha, Camryn, Noah, and Joshua. Caring aunt of Shira, and Amir.

RATNER, George - On Saturday, January 9, 2021 at his home.

George Ratner, beloved husband of Susan.

Loving father and father-in-law of Mark Ratner and Robyn Breslow, and Jonathan and Amanda.

Dear brother and brother-in-law of Ann and Sol Weinstein.

Greenspan BevGREENSPAN, Beverley - On Saturday, January 9, 2021.

Beverley Greenspan, beloved sister and sister-in-law of Alan and Pearl Greenspan, and Joni Greenspan and Dan Lenchner.

Loving aunt of Kevin and Ariane, Shauna and Jeff, Eli, Ayelet, Dorit, Yair and Ashley, and Adin, and great aunt of Riannah, Michael, Ethan, Audra and Ryker.



Synos EdSYNOS, Edward Andrzej - It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Edward who joined the Lord on January 9, 2021.

He is at rest after a brief illness.

He is greeted in the arms of the Lord with his parents Aniela (Synos) Kusiakiewicz and Franciszek Synos, alongside his loving stepfather, Piotr Kusiakiewicz.

He leaves behind his legacy with his two beloved daughters, who were his pride and joy; Elizabeth (Gino) Morelli, and Teresa (Andrew) Ziarno along with their mother, Jean.

GALLANT, Patricia Ellen   - November 1, 1956 - January 1, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Patricia Ellen Gallant age 64, at the Scarborough Grace Hospital, following a very courageous battle with cancer.

Pat (as she was affectionately known) was born in Toronto, Ontario and was the daughter of the late Richard (Mac) and Ruth McFarland.

STERZAI, Ottavio "Tav" - With much love and gratitude, filling his strong and courageous heart, Tav Sterzai passed away peacefully with the grace and care of Ian Anderson House staff on Saturday, January 9, 2021.

He is survived by his wife Jennifer, two daughters Samantha and Rachel, mother Nella, sisters Olivia (Peter) Sinfarosa, Nevia (Giulio) Spina, Linda (Roger) Campbell, his nephews and nieces, and family abroad.

Doty CathyDOTY, Catherine 'Cathy' Marie - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved sister Cathy on Saturday January 9, 2021 at Scarborough Grace Hospital.

Cathy is pre-deceased by her parents Rose and Howard and brothers Bobby and Gerry.

She will be dearly missed by her sister's Annemarie and Rosemarie (Mark) and brother's Michael & Paul (Joanne) as well as her nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Matt & Youra (Jackson & Avery) Lisa (Marquez & Shontelle) Kevin & Natalie, Brendan, Sarah & Neil and Kyle & Alisha.

YALLOP, Maureen - Died peacefully in her sleep in Etobicoke, Ontario on January 9, 2021 at the age of 79.

Maureen was born on November 8, 1941 in St.Catharines, Ontario. 

As an adult, she moved to Toronto, Ontario eventually settling into her home in the Long Branch neighbourhood in Etobicoke.

Maureen is survived by her brother John Yallop of Calgary, Alberta, nephew Steve Welsh and wife Janet of Toronto, Ontario and great-nephew Jacob Welsh of Toronto, Ontario. 

Belfer RitaBELFER, Rita - On Saturday, January 9, 2021 at her home.

Beloved wife of the late Lewis Belfer.

Loving mother and mother-in-law of Janice and Jeff Perlstein, Fran and Harvey Fainer, Bonnie Belfer and Bernie Lubchansky.

Devoted grandmother of Jaime and Jason, Jonathan, Joshua and Emily, Avra and Steve, Lewis and Meghan, Stephanie and Matt, Lauren, great-grandmother of Ryan, and Ella.

Pazienza ElisabettaPAZIENZA, Elisabetta - 1928-2021 - With great sadness, we announce the passing of Elisabetta on January 9, 2021 at the age of 92.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Lorenzo in 1997.

Elisabetta was cherished by her children Claudio and Elvio (Pina Palmieri).

Elisabetta will be missed by her family and many friends.

Robinson IngerROBINSON, Inger Lise (Jensen) - It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of Lise Robinson in her 91st year on Saturday January 9, 2021, after battling a stroke.

She was a loving mother to Janice (Joe) and Wendy (predeceased).

A fantastic Grandma to Nicole (Matthew), Jennifer and an ecstatically proud Great Grandmother to Madelynn.

She will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and friends from Canada, United States and her native, Denmark.