LUUBERT, Liisa Tuulikki
Peacefully in Toronto on April 25, 2007. Predeceased by her beloved husband Guido. Loving mother of Merike (Joe) Rutten and Jaan (Patty) Luubert, grandmother to Erik, Mark, Christine, and Michael. Visitation will be Monday, April 30, from 2-4 & 7-p.m. at the DODSWORTH & BROWN Funeral Home- Robinson Chapel (King St. E. at Wellington). Funeral Service will be on Tuesday, May 1 at 11:00am in the funeral home chapel. Interment at Woodland Cemetery. Published : 2007-04-29
McELREA, Marilyn Gail
The McElrea family announces with great sadness the unexpected passing of Marilyn Gail McElrea (née Ball), 66, at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington on April 26, 2007. Marilyn lived with passion: for her family, her faith, her music and her great love of reading. A very involved member of Nelson United Church, she was also the pianist for several choral groups. She was deeply committed to and greatly in love with her husband all of their married lives. He predeceased by her 7 months and she has found peace to be by his side once again. Beloved wife of Garth for 45 years, adored by her children Nancy and her husband Scott Good, Laurie Ann, and Heather and her husband Kevin Bunt, Very special Nannie of Benjamin Garth, Malcolm Bruce, Adam Edward and Calvin Everett. Survived also by her sisters Linda Steinback and Kathie Horton, her brother Frank Ball, her sister in law Lorna McElrea and her brother in law Ron McElrea. Visitation at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME 1167 Guelph Line, (one stoplight north of QEW) BURLINGTON (905-632-3333) on Sunday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. and Monday 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Marilyn's Life will be held at Nelson United Church, 2437 Dundas Street (west of Guelph Line) on Tuesday May1, 2007 at 2 p.m. Donations may be made to Nelson United Church.
MORREN, Eileen (nee Towler)
Peacefully at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington on Monday, April 30, 2007 at the age of 88. Beloved wife of James ''Al''. Loving mother of Arlene Thibodeau and her husband Don, Doug Morren and his wife Marg and Glenn Morren and his wife Cheri. Dear grandmother of Stephanie Thibodeau and Rob Hodgson, Ryan and Lindsey Thibodeau, Dustin Thibodeau, Tracie and Jordan Hoganson, Alex Morren and Jamie Morren. Great-grandmother of Andrew, Samantha, Ethan, Jenna and Julie. Will be missed by her brother Lloyd Towler. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Raphael's Roman Catholic Church, 4072 New Street, Burlington on Thursday, May 3, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. Interment Burlington Memorial Gardens. If desired, expressions of sympathy to a charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family. A very special thank you to Dr. T. Durcan and the staff both at Christopher Terrace and Christopher Court for their wonderful care and support.
STOKES, Douglas Reid
Surrounded by family and friends on Wednesday May 2, 2007 at Milton District Hospital, Doug Stokes in his 57th year. Dear son of Lloyd and the late Martha Stokes. Beloved father to Monica Jeans and Tobi Jeans. Brother of Lyle and his wife Debbie and Bill and his wife Jill. Uncle of Steven, Katie, Lynn, Pat and Mike. A memorial service will be held at ST. GEORGE'S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 7051 Guelph Line, Lowville on Saturday May 5, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. If desired, donations in lieu of flowers to the Milton District Hospital, CT Scanner Fund would be appreciated by the family.
Died suddenly, in Oakville, after a long illness, at the age of 47 years, on Saturday, April 28, 2007. Loving son of the late Roy and Yvonne Westaway. Dear brother of the late Sandra Kuiper and Dave Westaway. Fondly remembered by brother-in-law Nico Kuiper and nephew Brian. Also missed by his friends at Sawyer House. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville (905-844-3221) on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 from 5:00 p.m. until service in the Chapel at 6:00 p.m. Cremation to follow with interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Donations made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada would be appreciated. Published : 2007-05-02
GILBERT, George Alexander
Peacefully on Monday April 30, 2007 at Allendale, in his 93rd year. He is survived by Margaret (nee Bussell), his wife and companion of 69 years; his daughters Anne (Clare) Brown of Peterborough, Sandra (John) Duncan of Etobicoke and Ginny (Ken) Johnson of Milton. Grandfather of seven children and great grandfather of 6 children. Brother of Jim (Irene) Gilbert and Mary Cahoon all of Milton. Brother-in-law of Mary Gilbert of Georgetown, Roberta Gilbert of Islington and Lorrine McCurdy of Hornby. Predeceased by his brothers Charlie and Ernie, his sister Lily and brothers-in-law Vince Cahoon, John Bussell, and sister-in-law Isobel Bussell. George was a member of Milton Legion Branch 136 and a firefighter with the Milton Fire Brigade. He will be missed by many friends in Milton, on Lake Rosseau, Ontario and in Clearwater, Florida. Friends will be received at the J. SCOTT EARLY FUNERAL HOME, 21 James St., Milton (905) 878-2669 on Thursday from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday May 4, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society or St. Stephen's Anglican Church Cemetery Fund would be appreciated.
Peacefully at the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Grimsby on Friday, April 27, 2007 at the age of 71. Beloved wife of Severyn. Loving mother of Yolanda Chorus (Ted Eveline) of British Columbia, Jack Sowa (Lisa) of Beamsville, Emilia Sowa of Germany and Andy Sowa (Christine) of Smithville. Dear grandmother of Emilia, Mary, Alyssa, Reanna and Jordan. Will be missed by her sister Sophie Haight (John) of Grimsby. Predeceased by her brother Frank Sowa (Mary). A private family service and interment have taken place. If desired, expressions of sympathy can be made to a charity of your choice and would be sincerely appreciated by the family. A special thank you to Dr. Woodland, Kathy Reid and all the staff at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital for their wonderful care and support. (Arrangements entrusted to STONEHOUSE- WHITCOMB FUNERAL HOME, Grimsby 905-945-2755)
AEDY, Eileen Margaret (nee Orton)
Beloved wife of the late John Arthur Aedy, passed away on Monday, August 11th, 2008, at the age of 85. Daughter of Frederick and Margaret Orton, she came to Canada, as a war bride in 1946. Loving Mother of Godfrey (Peggy) of Oakville and Susan Green (Rick) of Orillia and adored Grandma of Kathryn, Jennifer and Michael of Oakville. She will be missed by her family and many friends, including the Yak-Yak club, neighbours of Craigie Orchards and her many colleagues at the Ontario Provincial Police. We greatly appreciate the kind and attentive care given by Dr. Lindner and rest of the staff of 4 East at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. The Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, August 21, 2008 at St Hilary's Anglican Church, 2055 Hurontario St. (at North Service Rd), Mississauga. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Wellspring Halton-Peel, Oakville or Ian Anderson House, Oakville. Published : 2008-08-17
CARNALL, Ellen Joan
Passed peacefully from this world to the next one week after her 80th birthday on the morning of August 6th, 2008 at Oakville- Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Pre-deceased by her husband of 45 years, Gordon Matthew Carnall. Beloved mother of Doug Carnall (Oakville) and Chris Naslen (Toronto), mother-in-law of Jan Carnall (nÃ©e Munroe) and John Naslen, grandmother of Alex and William Carnall (Oakville), aunt to Linda Gardner (nÃ©e Carnall) of Baden, ON and Sheila Carnall of Kingston, ON. Joan's career as a medical secretary in the Oakville and Clarkson area spanned many years, where she made numerous friends and acquaintances through her work in that field. She was actively involved in her children's musical endeavours and made many more friends among the young people in the Oakville area and beyond as a result. Joan was an avid indoor horticulturalist, animal and bird lover, and was known to many over the years for her pursuits in those interests. An avid Blue Jays fan, she would follow every Jays game broadcast on radio or television as closely as she would follow the baseball pursuits of her two grandsons, Alex and William. Her personal sense of style combined with her interest in everyone she met exemplified her joy in life and will be remembered and cherished forever. In accordance with her wishes, a private family memorial was held following cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Oakville Humane Society.
Beloved wife of the late John Christo passed away peacefully in Welland in her 86th year. Dear mother of Claire Christo and Paula Diamond. Dear Grandmother of Bonnie, Erin, Michael, and Kelly and Great Grandmother of Kyle, Trinity and Brennan. Cremation has taken place, memorial tributes to Altzheimer Society. Lampman Funeral Home Fenwick, 905-892-4701, 1-800-892-4702 Published : 2008-08-15
DeMois, Rose (nee Pelletterio)
Peacefully at Midland Hospital on August 15th, 2008 in her 97th year. Beloved mother of Maureen, Joanne, Rosemary, Tim, Frank and Catherine. Deceased by Lois, Keith and Ron. Caring sister of Joe, Evelyn and David. Predeceased by John, Roccie, Millie, Anne and George. Cherished grandmother of 15 and great- grandmother of 10. Loving aunt and great aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral took place Wednesday August 20th, 2008. Published : 2008-08-20
FORSTER, Ronald H.
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Ronald Forster, in his 80th year, Saturday August 2nd, 2008, at Peace Arch Hospital, White Rock, B.C. Ronald was predeceased by his first wife Olga. He is survived by his loving wife, of 33 years, Agnes (nee Fagan); beloved son Gary and his wife Rose of Oakville, Ontario; beloved daughters Janis, Anna (Collins) both of Burlington, Ontario and Carol of Surrey, B.C. Ron was born in Toronto, February 15th, 1928, the only son of Marshall and Marjorie (Rowe) Pickering. Ron was an astute businessman, known for his creativity, honesty, his directness, and his sense of humour. He was previously in advertising space sales- then publishing with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Magazine, The Canadian Hospital Association Publications, Canadian Business and eventually owner of his own publishing venture- Health Media Incorporated, which at one time was publishing five national nursing specialty journals: Canadian Operating Room Nursing Journal; Infection Control Canada; Critical Care Nursing; Nursing Administration and Canadian Nursing Home. Ron loved the outdoors and many sports. He golfed, played tennis, skied and spent many summers fishing on Georgian Bay and canoeing in Algonquin Park with his buddies and son. He worked hard, sacrificed for his children and ensured they acquired his work ethic, his love of nature, and his sense of adventure and humour. He moved from Toronto to South Surrey twenty years ago, so he could golf year-round. Ron Forster was dearly loved by his wife and children. To his grandchildren: Darren, Vanessa, Bradley, Kristianna, Clifford and Cooper, he was their beloved "Poppa Ron". He never had the pleasure of meeting his great-granddaughter Satina, just weeks old. Funeral Mass and Services were held August 6th, 2008, at Good Shepherd Church in South Surrey, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian or B.C. Cancer Society would be appreciated. God rest his soul, and comfort his family, relatives and friends. Published : 2008-08-15
GILCHRIST Brown, Sharon Rose
On Monday August 18, 2008, Sharon Rose Gilchrist Brown reluctantly passed away with her beloved husband Paul Brown by her side. Sharon leaves behind her precious boys, Adam and Alexander Brown. They will be forever loved by their mother. Sharon is also survived by her parents Gib and Donna Gilchrist of Spring Bay, Ontario, sisters Sarah Bowerman (Merv) of Spring Bay, Lorna Tremblay (Roger) of Wahnapatae, Alma Sarazin (Gerry) of Garson, brother David Gilchrist of Spring Bay and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends all over the world. Sharon was born in Elliot Lake and raised in Sudbury and Manitoulin Island. After a 25 year career at the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, Sharon hopes that her work has resulted in the improvement of the lives of injured workers. Sharon also hopes that the her contribution to the Association of Workers Compensation Boards of Canada will lead to a National Day of Mourning on April 28, symbolized by the black candle. Visitation at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of QEW), BURLINGTON (905-632-3333), on Wednesday from 7 - 9 p.m. and Thursday from 3 - 5 and 7 - 9 p.m. where a Funeral Service will be celebrated on Friday, August 22, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Interment at Burlington Memorial Gardens. If desired, in lieu of flowers donations made to the Carpenter Hospice or the Juravinski Cancer Centre would be greatly appreciated by the family.
With a heavy sense of loss, Ira's loving family announce his peaceful passing on the morning of August 7, 2008 following a courageous battle with cancer. Ira will be greatly missed by his beloved wife and soul-mate Freda (Sale) who supported him to the last. He is lovingly remembered by his brother and dear friend, Allan and wife Lynette, children Shannon and Cameron, and brother, Brian. Ira will also be deeply missed by Freda's family: father Peter; brother Peter and wife Donna, their son Darien and wife Michelle; brother David and wife Susan, son Jim, daughter Margaret and husband Fred; brother Mike and wife Tanya, sons Kyle and Ben. Ira is predeceased by his mother Maisie, father Frank, and sister Anne. Ira was born on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, Scotland, March 14, 1949 emigrating with his family to Canada in 1961. Ira attended Central High School in Sarnia, studied Child Care at Fanshawe College in London, and was graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Sports Administration) in 1983 at Laurentian University in Sudbury. A bursary fund has been established at Laurentian in his honour. Most recently, Ira served as Account Executive with Hallmark Insurance Brokers of Markham, Ontario. His long and storied career began in the chemical industry in Sarnia followed by service in child care, working with emotionally disturbed youths in London. He later joined Canada Post rising quickly to the level of Postmaster (Dutton, Ontario) prior to completing business studies at Laurentian. After graduation, Ira and Freda spent four years in Ottawa where Ira worked in marketing and sales, first in the computer equipment industry and later, the workforce services business. Ira was transferred to Toronto in May 1987 where he subsequently worked as Regional Manager of Public Storage. He later accepted offers in professional sports marketing-an area dear to his heart throughout his life-first with Skydome, later as Vice President, Marketing, for Coliseum Entertainment. Ira secured the naming rights for the Ricoh Coliseum and played a key role in the establishment of a new Toronto professional hockey franchise (the Toronto Roadrunners) and the conversion the historic Coliseum at Exhibition Place into one of Canada's finest professional sports and entertainment facilities. As his legions of friends across Canada can attest, Ira's lifelong passion was people and sports. His love of meeting and greeting and his extraordinary people skills served him well as Ambassador for the Toronto Board of Trade. He was a longstanding member of the Cedar Springs Racquets Club, Burlington. He was a competitive tennis player and an enthusiastic fan of all professional sports. Every Sunday and Wednesday Ira shared camaraderie and his love of hockey with his recreational hockey teammates. He was 'Uncle Ira' to the neighbourhood children. All will long remember the friendly, kind-hearted Ira, eager to run errands, walk their dogs, or simply strolling by on his many long walks with his beloved, loyal Samoyeds-first Chico, most recently, Kayla. A celebration of Ira's life will be held this fall. Call Allan Bailey 905.823.6353 for information. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes contributions to the bursary honouring Ira. Address donations (tax free) to: Ira Bailey SPAD Bursary Fund, c/o Development Office, Laurentian University, 935 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6 (please make checks payable to Laurentian University; identify on check, 'Ira Bailey SPAD Bursary Fund'). Ira's gifts of friendship, good cheer and deep regard for others will be greatly missed by the many whose lives he brightened; his imprint will not be forgotten. Published : 2008-08-15
KIRKUP, John Clifford (Jack)
b. August 2, 1928
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens." Kahlil Gibran Jack Kirkup passed away quietly on August 9 in Burlington, shortly after his 80th birthday. He graduated in 1950 from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering. While at U of T, Jack played first violin with the orchestra, and became the Canadian Intercollegiate Wrestling Champion through his involvement in Hart House Athletics. In his career as an Ontario Land Surveyor and engineer, he was a leader. He owned R.S. Kirkup & Son Limited in Thunder Bay, a practice which contributed to the development of Northwestern Ontario by surveying highways, hydro and gas lines, mining claims, subdivisions and also contributed significantly to city planning. He served as the President of the Ontario Land Surveyors Association, and through his work as the Chairman of the Advisory Board, was instrumental in the creation of the Survey Technician programme at Confederation College. In addition, he served as Chairman of the Fort William Planning Board. Jack was committed to his community and dedicated much time and energy to it through leadership. He held positions including Chairman of the Northwestern Ontario Crippled Children's Centre Board of Directors (now the George Jeffrey Children's Foundation), President of the Fort William Council Boy Scouts Association, Lieutenant Governor Western Canada District of Kiwanis, was an Advisory Board Member of the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority as well as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Quetico Conference and Training Centre. Jack was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying Canadian nature in all seasons. He loved to cycle, hike, swim and canoe. However, it will be Jack's passion for music for which he will be remembered. He was a gifted violinist, and served as concertmaster of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra for many years. When he moved to Oakville in 1985, he became active with the Oakville Symphony and the Oakville Chamber Players. He was in demand as a pit orchestra player, and enjoyed, in particular, the part of the solo violin in Fiddler on the Roof. Perhaps his favorite concert venue, however, was the livingroom, with his grandchildren. He is predeceased by his former wife, Barbara, and his brother, Stuart. In addition to his sister Joan, he is survived by his four children- Katie (Oscar), Judy (Frank), Margaret and Roy (Susan), and his nine grandchildren- Emilie and Elizabeth Ortolan, Kathryn and Robert McEwan, Meagan, Matthew and Victoria Dodds, and Rachel and Phoebe Kirkup. A religious service will be held in the fall to celebrate the life of Jack Kirkup. Memorial donations may be made to the George Jeffrey Children's Foundation, 507 North Lillie Street. Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7C 4Y8 Published : 2008-08-15
MADILL, Harry Claude
Passed away peacefully in the presence of family on Thursday August 14, 2008 at the age of 84. Born February 18, 1924 in Creemore Ontario, he is predeceased by a daughter (Sally), a brother (Ray) and sister (Bernice). Harry is lovingly remembered by his dear wife Verna, partner for 61 years. Wonderful father to children and spouses Susan and Lynn, Janet and Greg, Sandi and Jim, Jim and Lisa, Dave and Brenda. Sadly missed by grandchildren; Brandon, Harrison, Carson, Luke, Kaeli, Jordan, Christopher, Keegan, Shawna and Krista. Harry Madill will always be a part of the heart, mind and soul of Oakville. His tireless efforts building Madill Pharmacy will be remembered forever. We were proud of his accomplishments and enjoyed his war time stories as a member of the Royal Canadian Air force during WWII. He was an avid golfer, sports enthusiast, community-based Pharmacist and an incredibly generous father throughout his life and was adored by all of us Harry was also a long standing-member of the Oakville Golf Club and may he forever enjoy the green grass of God's golf courses in heaven. Dad, your spirit will live forever in all of our hearts. Visitation will take place at the Glen Oaks Reception Centre, 3164 9th Line (at Dundas), Oakville 902-257-8822 on Monday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm. Funeral service in the chapel on Tuesday at 1:00 pm. Donations to the Alzheimers Society in lieu of flowers would be appreciated by the family.