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Shura GenevieveSHURA, Genevieve   -  Passed away peacefully, at Toronto Grace Hospital, on Monday, June 13, 2022, at 91 years of age.

Loving wife of the late George William Kidd. Survived by sister, Mary Hynes.

Predeceased by brothers, Walter and Joseph Shura; and Sister, Elizabeth "betty" Bain. 

Daughter of the late Anna and Peter Shura.

Born in Brightstone, Manitoba, on November 11, 1930, she moved to Toronto around 1950, lived with family members, and she met George Kidd soon after.

She worked for Dineen Construction for 31 years as the Executive Secretary.

Genevieve and George were avid sailors, sailing out of Midland, Ontario. Sailing adventures included their four nephews and teaching them how to sail. 

HOLLETT, Dorcas Violetta   - Vi joined her parents, sister and brothers in Heaven, on Monday, June 13, 2022.

She will be missed by all her nieces, nephews and anyone who called her "Auntie Vi".

SAMU, Peter  -  On June 12, 2022, Peter Constantin Samu, M.D., passed away at Princess Margaret Hospital.

Born in Cluj, Romania, a Holocaust survivor, Peter lived in Venezuela, attended high school in Barbados, later arriving in Canada in 1954.

After graduating from the University of Toronto and a residency at Stanford, he became an accomplished radiologist and entrepreneur.

RAYMOND, David Anthony   -   Died on June 12. 2022, at Mississauga Hospital of Septicaemia and Heart Failure.

Tony was born in Montréal in 1932, the only son of the late Charles Raymond and Frances Johanna Jackson.

He attended school in Montréal, Halifax, Ottawa, Brantford, and Toronto, graduating in 1958 with a BCom from Trinity College of the University of Toronto.

HUTCHISON, Donna Heather   - Peacefully, at home, on Sunday, June 12, 2022.

Heather was the daughter of the late Holmes and Dorothy Hutchison.

She was the much-loved sister of the late Carmlee McNally (the late Bill), Marlene Arnold ( the late Arthur), Elaine Bell (Bob), Bernadette Skene (Dave), the late Robert (Carmen), the late Diane Vaughan (Clare), David (Susie), the late Stanley (the late (Lynne), John (Joanne), Gary (Jane), and Stephen (Susan), 26 nephews and nieces, and many grand nephews and nieces.

McLaughlin RobertMcLAUGHLIN, Robert (Bob)    - December 29, 1934 - June 12, 2022

Bob passed away, after a lengthy battle with several illnesses, on June 12, 2022.

Greatly missed by his wife of 43 years, Eva.

Dear brother of Peggy (Ron), Paul (Anne) and Brian (Sheila). Proud uncle and great-uncle.

Reigning patriarch of the McLaughlin, Wright and Nisbet families. 

Bob loved all sports. He was especially proud to be associated with the Richmond Hill Dynes, 1972 world softball champions. 

He enjoyed nothing more than chatting with friends and neighbours, especially the younger generation, with whom he shared life-stories and experiences. 

PENNY, Samantha Kristen   -  It is with great shock and tremendous sadness that the family of Samantha Kristen Penny, announces her sudden and unexpected death.

Samantha died on June 12, 2022.

Her cause of death has yet to be determined. Samantha was 33 years old. Samantha was born in 1988 in Timmins, Ontario.

She lived in her current city of Markham, Ontario, for most of her life.

HARRINGTON, Donna (nee McCaig)   - June 27, 1947 - June 11, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donna Marie Harrington on June 11, 2022.

Survived by her husband, Grant; three daughters, Karen (David), Deanne (James) and Michelle (Paul); and brother Lorne (Kate), she will be missed beyond measure.

Klassen PaulaKLASSEN, Paula Eva (nee Thierauf)    - March 4, 1925 - June 11, 2022

Passed away suddenly, but peacefully, in her sleep in her apartment in Toronto, at age 97.

She had a rich life despite growing up during the Great Depression and the Second World War. She remembered her first car ride in the late 1920s, when automobiles were a new means of transportation.

She was predeceased by her husband, Gerhard Klassen.

She leaves behind her sons, Wolf Klassen (Sandra Sagara) and Thomas Klassen (Sue Han); and her grandchildren, Sarah, David, Claire and Alexander.

Her sons and her grandchildren were the most important things in her life.

Cancellara AntonioCANCELLARA, Antonio (Tony)   -  It is with profound sadness, we announce the untimely passing of our dear Antonio.

Although we are so heartbroken, we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to love, and be loved by someone so very special.

He left such a big impact on this world. Antonio "Tony" passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at 2:53 p.m., with his family by his side, at Princess Margaret Hospital, at the young age of 58. Beloved husband of Nina.

Cherished Papa of Michael (Jade) and Connie (Patrick).

Loving son of Assunta, and son-in-law of Michela Morra.

Predeceased by his father, Canio "Joe", and father-in-law, Roccantonio "Tony" Morra.

Friends and family who reside in Italy are extremely distraught over his passing.

ROBLIN, Norma   -  1929 - 2022   It is with profound sadness, that we announce the passing of Norma Roblin, on June 11, 2022, at the age of 93.

Norma was born in Toronto, Canada, on February 8, 1929, and lived a full and vibrant life devoted to her family and friends.

MILNE, William H. (Bill)   -  1925-2022  Bill died at Sunnybrook Hospital on June 11th in his 98th year, beloved husband of the late Ruth Breakwell; cherished father of Cathy (Paul Singleton); John (Hazel); and Meg (Maureen Kavanagh).

Loving grandfather of Alec Singleton; Matthew Singleton (Laura Robb); Jamie Singleton (Amanda); Tim Singleton (Ian Roberts); Heather Milne (Grant Desjardine); Stewart Milne; and Wendy Milne (Rahel Milne).

Meyer AlexanderMEYER, Alexander Peter   -  May 6, 1961 - June 11, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Alex who died peacefully in hospital on Saturday, June 11th, with his brother by his side.

He was a loving son to Kurt and Anneliese, a supportive brother and brother-in-law to Mark and Cathy, and a proud uncle to Emily and Will.

He will be missed by all, including his extended family in Canada and Germany.

Some of Alex's fondest memories go back to being a carefree teenager spending summers on Gull Lake.

He also reflected often on the many things he learned while on his great adventure of sailing the North Sea with his Uncle Hans and family in the late '70s.

Dean JohnDEAN, John H. Dean, CStJ   -  February 19, 1932 - June 11, 2022

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of John Dean, in his 90th year.

He peacefully passed away at home, surrounded by family.

John will be sorely missed by Donna, his wife of 45 years, son Eric, daughter Carol, grandsons Justin and Scott (Rachel), great-granddaughter Paige, and Nelson, his pet cat.

There are many more family members, friends, and former colleagues from around the world that will miss him dearly.

John spent his early years in Liverpool, UK.

After time in the British Merchant Navy, he started his new Canadian adventure at the age of 19.

Rogister GeorgeROGISTER, George Joseph    -  As the result of a fall, George Joseph Rogister, in his 89th year, passed away, on Friday, June 10, 2022.

Predeceased by his wife Mary Rogister (2008).

Former partner of Carol Rourke.

Loving father of Shannon Rogister (Rick McGee), Sean Rogister (Heidi), Joanna Rogister, Mary Lee McLachlan, Megan Tomas (Luis) and Joe Rogister (Kristy Walker).

Cherished poppa of Keira McGee, Brandon, Cassandra and Christian Rogister, Andrew, Catriona and Alex McConnell, Gavin and Lindsay McLachlan, and Kai Rogister.

Uncle George will be missed by his numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Sherwin GeninaSHERWIN, Genina Maria Sherwin (née Perfetti)  -  Peacefully departed, on June 10, 2022, in Mississauga, ON, in her 102nd year of exceptional living.

Genina, known as "Ninna" to her family, was born December 15, 1920, to Leucio and Rosina Perfetti, who had emmigrated two months before from Italy, in downtown Toronto, ON, where she lived much of her life and where she met and married her future husband, Gerald Sherwin, in 1943.

She birthed four children, and loved one another for 66 years before Gerald's passing in 2009. 

Genina worked as a data processor for the Etobicoke Board of Education for decades.

But she was an even more devout wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and follower of the Catholic faith, practising unwavering commitment to Jesus Christ throughout her entire life.

Lipman JesseLIPMAN, Jesse   - Beloved son of Joanne Werner and Mark Lipman (Debbie Levine); dear brother of Cory Lipman.

Jesse passed away peacefully, at home, on Friday, June 10, 2022. 

Jesse had many friends who supported and loved him and the family appreciates their loyalty.

McDONALD, Hélène Cecile (nee DESROCHERS)   -  Peacefully and with her loving sister by her side, Hélène died on June 10, 2022 at the The Rekai Centre during her 85th year.

Predeceased by her husband John Daniel, she will be lovingly remembered by her stepsons Daniel (Mary), Brad, and niece Chantal (Michael), whom she helped raise.

Bleakley MargaretBLEAKLEY, Margaret Joan (nee BUTLER)   -  Margaret Joan Bleakley, age 91, of East York, Ontario, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2022.

Margaret was born May 5, 1931, in London, England.

She was 1 of 8 siblings, the youngest of 5 girls. Jean, Gladys, Doris, Alice, Fred, John and Peter (surviving).

She was a loving mother to her 4 children, Stephen, Michael, Lorraine and Robert, beloved grandmother to Stephanie, Rachel, Colin, and Rene, and dear great-grandmother to Benjamin and Brooklyn.

Margaret also leaves behind many nieces and nephews in America and the United Kingdom.

When she was 23 years old she began her journey to Canada with her young son Robert.

Coulter TerryCOULTER, Terry   -  September 6, 1945 - June 9, 2022

Our family is saddened to announce that Terry passed away on June 9, 2022, in the loving company of Juta, his wife of over 52 years.

He had many passions, cars, pools, scuba diving, poker with his buddies and golf.

Terry was an active member of Lambton Golf and Country Club for 58 years.

He lived a full and wonderful life.

Terry will be forever missed by their children, Stacey (Stephen) and Courtney (John). He was the proud grandpa to Ella, Makayla, Kiera, Finn, Shae and Keeling.

Walker ReniaWALKER, Renia Mary   -  It is with great sadness the family of Renia Mary Walker announces her passing in her 91st year, on June 9, 2022.

Renia (Irene) Walker was the loving wife of John Walker for 68 years.

She is now reunited with her son, Douglas Buchanan. A loving Mother to Stuart and Sophia.

Gma to her grandchildren, Shannon, Michael and Richard; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Charlotte and Harper. Growing up during the Depression, she had to face much personal adversity with determination throughout her life.

She was a true matriarch finding strength in the love of her family and friends.

An honest and caring heart, sharing with us her views and always telling the best stories to make you smile.

CASSAR, David Gray  -  God called David Gray peacefully on June 8, 2022, at the age of 60.

David is lovingly remembered by his parents, Frank and Marion; by his brothers, James (Linda), Thomas (Lia) and Peter (Karen).

Cherished by his niece and nephews: Marc, Samra, Ryan and Luke.

Bowles FrankBOWLES, Frank George   -  April 26, 1927 – June 8, 2022

Passed peacefully, June 8, 2022, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, Ontario, at the age of 95.

Predeceased by his loving wife, Joyce (2014); his son, Dr. Lawrence Bowles (1988); brother, Ernie; and sisters, Ella and Irene.

He will be missed by his daughter, Catherine (Ken); and son, Bill (Cheryl).

He was Papa and/or Grampa to Christopher (Samantha), Blake (Joo Ae), Danny (Janet), David (Tamara), Taylor and Adam (Breanne) and his 10 great-grandchildren.

Frank was extremely proud and thankful for the 44 years he spent at the The Northern Miner/Norgraphics in Toronto and Vancouver.

KONG, Shirley Crispolita (nee JOHNSON)   -  Shirley Crispolita Kong (born September 19, 1936) passed away at Credit Valley Hospital, Toronto, Canada, on Wednesday, June 8, 2022.

She was the beloved wife of the late Desmond Kong.

Mother of Sharon Aleong (nee Kong) and Derek Kong.

PAREDES, Teresa Del Carmen (nee LEON LATOJA)   -  Passed away peacefully with family by her side on June 8, 2022, at the age of 82.

Loving wife of the late Juan. Devoted mother of Juan, Ana, Rosalinda, Irma, Ivan, Osvaldo, and Sofia.

Proud Tuca of 15 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.

Bazzocchi MilviaBAZZOCCHI, Milvia   -  Peacefully left us on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at Sunnybrook Hospital.

Milvia was a loved and loving wife to Mario for 51 years.

She was the dearest mother of Flavia and her husband John, Marina and her husband Randy, and Francesco and his wife Marina.

She was adored and will be warmly remembered by her grandchildren, Andrew, Natalie, Derek, Michael, Olivia, Nicole, Jonathan, Robert, and Danielle.

Milvia shared her love and compassion with all those she encountered, she will be greatly missed, and her spirit will live on in the caring actions of all those who knew her.