Dorothy Mae Watters
Peacefully on Thursday, January 26, 2006 at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga in her 91st year. Much loved wife of Daniel. Dear loving mother to Ronald, David and Brian (Isabel). Loving grandmother of Sandy, Daniel and Julie. Survived by 3 great grandchildren and predeceased by 3 brothers and 1 sister. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th St., 416-259-3705) on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass Saturday 10:30 a.m. at St. Leo’s Catholic Church. Cremation to follow.
Peacefully on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at River Glen Haven Nursing Home, Sutton in her 96th year. Dearly beloved wife of the late John Tromba. Dear mother to Lawrence (Carol) and Jackie (Gord). Sadly missed by her grandchildren Dawn, Jamie, Scott, Paul, Nicholas, Sarah and Katie. Also survived by 6 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her sisters Ann and Margaret. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th St., 416-259-3705) on Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of service in the chapel at 1:30 p.m. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Mississauga. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 29, 2006 at St. Joseph’s Health Centre at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Karolina. Much loved father to Cathie (Ed) Skrlj, Irene (Peter) Rak and Martina (John) Kumer. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Sarah, Thomas, Leah, Mitchell, Nicole, Anna, Lukas, Carla, Andrea and Evan. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th St., 416-259-3705) on Thursday from 2 to 4 & 6 to 9pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church on Friday, February 3, 2006 at 10am. Interment Assumption Cemetery.
Alan Roderick Parkes
Passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2006 in his 75th year. Born in Birmingham England. Beloved father to Martyn (Sherri) Parkes, Kathryn (Ray) Hunter, Graham (Brenda) Parkes, Carolyn (Jim) Parkes, Derek (Melissa) Parkes, Stephanie (Jacques) Parkes. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Kira, Benjamin, Andreas, Geremy, Brett, Jessica, Liam and Olivia. Survived by sisters Betty, Enid, Janet, Wendy and brother Desmond, predeceased by his brother Arnold (Ted). Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th St., 416-259-3705) on Friday, February 3, 2006 from 2 to 3 pm. A Memorial Service will follow in the Chapel at 3 pm. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in Alan’s memory would be appreciated.
John Rayson Adams
July 9, 1916 - January 26, 2006
World War II Veteran
In his 90th year, John Rayson Adams passed away peacefully after a long struggle with complications after a stroke. He died at Brampton Memorial Hospital with his wife and daughter at his side. John was the loving husband of 53 years to Maureen (Diaz) and father to John Andrew Adams (Ruth Ann) of Dartmouth N.S, Christopher Charles Adams of Mississauga and Dolores Adams of Brampton. Son Richard Rayson Adams predeceased 1997. He was the loving grandfather of Ruthmarie (Halifax, N.S) Christopher, Andrea, Hannah and Susanna Adams (Dartmouth, N.S). He was the son of the late Charles Adams of Donavon, Sask. and Annie Rayson of York, England. John R. was born in Saskatoon, Sask. He leaves his brother Richard (Anne) Adams and nieces Barbara (Roy), Sheila (Brian and family), Arlene and nephew Murray (Shauna and family) all residing in Saskatchewan. John joined the RCAF and was loaned to the RAF as part of their Radar Crew. He was stationed in North Africa, Italy and Northern England. After the war, he returned to the University of British Columbia and received his B.A. and B. Ed. in 1949. In 1950, he received a BLS from the Faculty of Library Science (University of Toronto). In 1952, he married Maureen Dolores Diaz (BLS, 1950). He worked in the Public and University Library fields. He was branch librarian in Niagara Falls, chief librarian in Welland and Brampton, ON, acquisitions librarian in University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, reference and circulation librarian in Leeds, England, Mississauga and Etobicoke Public libraries. He also worked for Sheridan College in Brampton. He was the co-founder with wife Maureen of the family puppetry theatre-The Adams Marionettes. He designed and made the marionettes stage, and he developed the sound and lighting for their marionette productions. The whole family was involved. They performed in libraries and schools in Southern Ont. When John retired he and Maureen traveled to many puppetry festivals in Canada and the USA. John wrote articles for the local paper in Welland and in Brampton. His interests were in science and he loved books, especially on cosmology. Although he suffered from clinical depression, he remained a very creative, caring and loving father, husband and grandfather. The family would appreciate donations in John R’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Canadian Mental Health Association or to the Unitarian Congregation of South Peel. Cremation has take place arranged by Ridley Funeral Home. Celebration of John R’s life will be held at the Unitarian Church of South Peel on Sunday March 12, 2006 at 3 pm.
Come sing a song with me
Come sing a song with me that I might know your mind
And I’ll bring you hope
Where hope is hard to find
And I’ll bring you a song of love, and a rose in the wintertime.
Mary Eileen Williston
July 19, 1917 - January 22, 2006
With everlasting, fond and loving memories of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Eileen Williston passed away surrounded by her family on January 22, 2006 at Toronto Western Hospital in her 88th. year. Now reunited with her beloved parents, John Marshall Hubbard and Mary Anne (Murphy) Hubbard, her daughter Marilyn Ann, siblings, Kathleen Ahearn, Sister Mary of the Rosary (Cecelia Hubbard) and Raphael Hubbard. She was also pre-deceased by her husband Robert Allen Williston. She is survived by her children, Bonnie (Ontario), Marie (NB), Rick (Ontario) and Sandra (Ontario), 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren, her brother Joseph Hubbard (Phyllis) of Miramichi (NB) and sister Theresa of Ontario, nieces and nephews. Eileen had a wonderful sense of humour, had a deep love of god and family and will never be forgotten by those who love her. Her kind and loving ways will remain with us always. She was a tremendous source of strength to her family and we give thanks for the strength she has passed on. Family and friends were received at the Ridley Funeral Home in Toronto with a service that followed on January 25, 2006. Eileen has now returned home to the place of her birth in Nelson-Miramichi, New Brunswick. A memorial mass will be held at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Nelson-Miramichi in the spring of 2006, with burial to follow. A newspaper notice will be published prior to the date inviting family and friends.
Sylvester Klack (WWII Veteran)
Suddenly and peacefully passed away quietly Wednesday, February 1, 2006 in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Irene for 43 years. Caring father of four sons Thomas, Edward, Michael and David. Admired by daughters-in-law Maria, Hala and Geraldine. Loved by his 9 wonderful grandchildren Ashley, Kristen, Brittney, Amanda, Jessica, Rachel, Christopher, Julia and Sarah.
An angel passed away today
Much to our dismay
Our soldiers battle has come
To an end.
Husband, father, grandfather
Heaven softly calling his name
To which he peacefully, willingly came
He will be dearly missed.
Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th St., 416-259-3705) on Saturday from 7 to 9pm and Sunday from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9pm. Prayers at 8pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church on Monday, February 6, 2006 at 10am. Interment Assumption Cemetery.
Elwin (Al) Berry
Passed away peacefully at Peel Memorial Hospital on Sunday, February 5, 2006 at the age of 89. Predeceased by his wife Vera. Much loved by his children Wanda Madill, Beverly Wilson, Joyce Caron, Sonny (Carl) Berry, 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Al was a long time resident of Alderwood and a proud Newfoundlander. He was a carpenter by trade and a retired employee of Ontario Hydro. He most loved square dancing and listening to music. The visitation and funeral will be held at Long Branch Baptist Church (3381 Lakeshore Blvd. W.) on Thursday, February 9, 2006 from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Diabetes Association or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Hilda Barbara Lush
Peacefully at home on Monday, February 6, 2006. Barbara, beloved wife of 62 years to Ernest (Ernie) Lush. Loving mother of Debbie and her husband Eric Maginnis. She will be sadly missed by her brother Peter Foster in England. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th St., 416-259-3705) on Friday from 2 – 5 p.m. for a Celebration of Barbara’s life. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
“She will be missed by all the lives she touched”
Elizabeth Jean Savage (nee Ramsay)
Suddenly in Etobicoke General Hospital, on 9 February, 2006 at the age of 69. Predeceased by her husband George. Born in Montreal, Jean is survived by her sister Heather Macdonald (Ian) and very fondly remembered by her nephews Neil, Ross (Sonia), Scott (Anne) and great nieces and nephews: Tori and Chris; Camille and Andrew; Kieran and Callan. A courageous and good humoured lady, Jean had a wide range of friends and acquaintances - including many residents at the Highway Terraces Apartments, her church groups and lodge (Moose Lodge). Funeral to be held at Rexdale Presbyterian Church, 2314 Islington Ave., Toronto, on Tuesday 14 February 2006 at 11:00 am. Visitation prior to the service from 10:00 am - 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers - donations to the Etobicoke Critical Health Care Foundation at William Osler Health Centre, 101 Humber College Blvd, Etobicoke, Ontario M9V 1R8 or the Rexdale Presbyterian Senior Citizen Corporation, 2314 Islington, Etobicoke, M9W 4W9 would be appreciated.
Roderick "Junior" Gallie
Peacefully, at the Lakeshore Lodge, Etobicoke, on Monday, February 6, 2006, at the age of 69. Born on May 15, 1936 in New Brunswick, son of the late Hiram and the late Dorothy Gallie. Predeceased by an older brother Wyman, February 2005. Lovingly remembered by brother Ronald, wife Lila Gallie, Toronto, sister Faye, husband Vince Massey, London, Ontario, half sister Norena Firth, Midland, uncle Arnold Gallie, Toronto, aunt Mrs. Essie Gallie, Toronto, sister-in-law Mrs. Mabel (Bert) Buckley, Puslinche, many nieces and nephews. Visitation on Monday, February 13 from 12 noon until time of Service at 2:00 p.m. at Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. West, Etobicoke.
Christopher Michael Robb
With grace and dignity, surrounded by his beloved family, Chris passed away at Trillium Hospital, Mississauga on February 15, 2006. Husband of 38 years to best friend Jennifer. Predeceased by his mother Pat, brother David and Father-in-law Bill. He will be missed by his mother-in-law Doris, brother Don (Marlene), little sister Patty-Jo (Gino), sister-in-law Colleen, sister-in-law Dianne (Kenny). Loving uncle to Diana, Wendy, Kelly, Martin and Kevin; Heather and Andrea; Danielle, Mark and Chris; Joanna, Michael and Christina; Lisa, Fiona and predeceased by Alex; and his many great-grand nieces and nephews. Chris fought a brave battle and never once complained. His family will miss his wisdom, his vibrant smile, his friendship and his compassion. There is now an empty seat at Thanksgiving dinner, around the campfire and an empty stool at the Rhino. The Spa Girls will sorely miss their gourmet cook. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th St., 416-259-3705) on Sunday, February 19, 2006 at noon with a service at 1:00 pm. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.
Annie Mary Elchesyn
Passed away after a courageous battle on Thursday, February 16, 2006 at Trillium Health Centre – Mississauga Site at the age of 88. Beloved Wife of the late Paul. Survived by her loving children Paul (Arla), Joe (Wendy) and Debbie (Wayne) Mills. Proud grandmother “BauBau” to Sheri, Michael, Kim Rotto, Paul Jr., and great-grandmother to Erin, Taylor and Paige. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th St., 416-259-3705) on Sunday from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9pm. A Service will be held on Monday in the Chapel at 1pm. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.
It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Satnarine from Debe on Friday, February 17, 2006. Predeceased by his life partner Sonia-Dhanragee. Survived by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th St., 416-259-3705) on Tuesday from 6 to 9 pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday at 10am. Cremation.
Florian ''Cveto'' Oseli
(Florian Tile) Peacefully at home on Thursday, February 23, 2006, Florian Oseli, husband of Theresia, and father of Marija Salajko and her husband Branko, Irene and her late husband Alan Davidson, and Karl and his wife Kim. Loving grandfather of Danica, Anthony, Shea, Kyle, Maxx, Isabel and Florian. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends in Canada, Slovenia and Austria. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th St., 416-259-3705) on Friday, February 24 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, February 25 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church (739 Browns Line, Etobicoke). Interment Assumption Cemetery, Mississauga. Prayers in the funeral home Friday evening. Memorial donations may be made to Dom Lipa.