Reverend Father Franc Sodja
Peacefully at Dom Lipa, Etobicoke on Sunday, July 15th, 2007 in his 94th year and in his 67th year as a Priest. Reverend Father Franc Sodja entered the Vincentian Order of Religious Priests in Slovenia and was ordained on March 12, 1936. Predeceased by his parents Janez and Maria and his 6 brothers and 3 sisters. Lovingly remembered by his many religious brothers, nieces, nephews and family. Resting on Tuesday at Dom Lipa, 52 Neilson Drive from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, 739 Browns Line from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Holy Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at the church at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 19th. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Mississauga. In lieu of Flowers, donations to the Slovenian Apostolic Circle, 739 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke, Ontario M8W 3V7 would be appreciated.
Peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Kristina. Loving father of John (Cathy) and Kris Turk. Cherished Grampa of Kathy Turk. Brother of Frank in Slovenia. Donations would be appreciated to Dom Lipa. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lakeshore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves. at 14th St., 416-259-3705) on Thursday, July 19, 2007 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, 739 Browns Line.
Passed away peacefully on Monday, July 16, 2007 at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Louis. Much loved mother of Helen (Richard), Bernice (the late Stanley) and Francis (Renee). Cherished grandmother of Jeffrey, Cheryl, Laura and great-grandmother of Kara. She will be missed by family and friends. 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 pm & 7 to 9 pm. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday at 11 am. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Mary McBeth Scott
In the presence of her family passed away on July 17, at the age of 81. Beloved wife of Ian. Cherished mother of Helen, Mairi, Ian, Alastar. “Granny” to Ross, Mary Beth, Patricia, John and Allyson. Great “Granny” to Nathanial, Cameron, Samantha, Camden and Madison. 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 July 19, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.. A Celebration of life will take place on Friday at 1pm. Cremation to follow.
Peacefully on Sunday, July 29th, 2007 in her 74th year at St. Joseph’s Health Centre. Shirley, beloved wife of Rick. Loving mother and best friend of Suzanne and her husband Tony Vassallo. She will be sadly missed by her “grand doggies” Brody & Jackson. The family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses and staff of St. Joseph’s Health Centre. 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 at 12 noon for a service of Remembrance. Donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.
Peacefully with his family by his side at the Trillium Health Centre-Mississauga Site on July 30, 2007 at the age of 87. Beloved husband to Stella for 57 years. Loving father to Theodore (Tammy) and Nicholas. He will be sadly missed by his brother and sister in laws, nieces, nephews and friends. 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 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Prayer Service Thursday evening at 6 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. from The Virgin Mary Annunciation and Dormition Greek Orthodox Cathedral (136 Sorauren Ave, Toronto) Interment Springcreek Cemetery.
AIRHART, Henrietta (Hedy) - Peacefully, at Versa Care, with her family by her side, on Friday, January 20th, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Hugh Airhart. Loving mother of Hedy Waselynchuk (Harold), Joe Airhart (Karen), Bea Hannivan (Sandy), and Bernice Lavigne (Brian). Hedy was loved by her grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Hedy will also be missed by her brother-in-law Alex Saunders. Friends will be received at the ''Woodbridge Chapel'' of Scott Funeral Home, 7776 Kipling Avenue (at Hwy. 7), on Sunday and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. AFuneral Service will take place in the chapel on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at 11 a.m.
AITKEN, Dr. Donald Melville - Gifted and compassionate physician died 20 January 2006. Son of the late Dr. E. Melville Aitken and Alice MacLaren Aitken. Loving husband of Johan (Jo) Lyall Litster Aitken. Loving father of Jenifer (Jeni) Eelin Aitken (Hanif Patni), Melanie Lyall Aitken (Andrew Iacobucci) and Thomas MacLaren Aitken (Kate Hyde). Happy grandfather of Saj and Meg Aitken Patni and Jake Iacobucci. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday 28 January 2006 at Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor Street West, at Huron. In memoriam: Palliative Care, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, or Bloor Street United Church.
ADAIR, Margaret Isabelle - Peacefully at Versa Care, Etobicoke on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at the age of 90. Predeceased by her husband Andrew. Survived by her loving siblings Joan Inglis, Millicent Burns, Bernice Brown, Bill Proctor and his wife Vivian. Predeceased by her siblings Alex, Grace and Elsie. Margaret will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, family and friends. A private family service has been held. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 416-231-2283.
ABITRANTE, Concetta - Passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2006 surrounded by her loving family. Loving mother to Teresa (Tony), Frank (Liliana), Ellena, Anna (Mario) and Aldo. Lovingly remembered by her 15 grandchildren and 29great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at DELMORO FUNERAL HOME, 61 Beverly Hills Dr., (1 light south of Wilson Ave., west of Jane St. 416-249-4499) on Monday, January 30, 2006 from 6-9 p.m. and Tuesday, January 31, 2006 from 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Mas will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2006 at 10:00a.m. from ALL SAINTS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH (on Royal York Rd. at La Rose Ave.). Entombment to follow at Glendale Memorial Gardens. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Societa Unita in memory of Concetta Abitrante would be appreciated by the family.
AGOSTINELLI, Fernando, P.Eng. (Sir) - Passedaway unexpectedly though peacefully and surrounded by family, at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 in his 62nd year. Cherished son of Cristina (Catalano); predeceased by his loving father Vittorio Agostinelli (2004). Beloved husband of Antoinette (Di Pierdomenico) of 37 years. Dearly loved father of Gregory (Monique), Giancarlo (Marianella) and Laura. Devoted and adored grandfather ''Nonno'' to Abbey and Julian. Fervent in his love of the faith and ardent in his service to the community, Fernando was a knighted member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre. APrincipal of the firm, Carruthers and Wallace Ltd., Fernando helped build the company over 37 years, contributing to the structural landscape of the City of Toronto (Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto Eaton Centre, Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts/Bobby Orr Hall of Fame, General Motors Manufacturing Plants, General Foods, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and numerous other hospitals and schools). Fernando was the heart of a close and dynamic family and enriched the lives of those around him with his love, compassion, spirituality and friendship and his tireless, passionate devotion to faith and family. He shall be sadly missed and forever fondly remembered. Resting at R. S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street. Friends may call on Thursday, February 2 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Friday February 3 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection to be celebrated at St. Luke's Parish, 39 Green Lane, Thornhill on Saturday, February 4 at 10:30 a.m. Entombment at Holy Cross Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or The Hospital for Sick Children ''SickKids Foundation''.
JOHN RAYSON ADAMS July 9, 1916 - January 26, 2006 World War II VeteranIn 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, NS, Christopher Charles Adams of Mississauga and Dolores Eileen Adams of Brampton. Son Richard Rayson Adams predeceased 1997. He was the loving grandfather of Ruthmarie (Halifax, NS), Christopher, Andrea, Hannah and Susanna Adams (Dartmouth, NS). He was the son of the late Charles Adams of Donavon, SK and Annie Rayson of York, England. John R. was born in Saskatoon, SK. 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, and cousins in BC and in England. 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 Ontario. When John retired he and Maureen travelled 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, 416-259-3705. Celebration of John R's life will be held at the Unitarian Church of South Peel on Sunday, March12, 2006 at 3 p.m. 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.
Acco, Mayotte - Passed away peacefully, at home, on Friday, February 3, 2006, in her 96th year. Predeceased by her husband William, and sons Peter and Kenrick. Loving mother of Gloria, Carl, John, Cynthia, Barbara, Megan, Winston, Jean, Judy, Ann, and Mary. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family and friends. Visitation on Thursday, February 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Mass to take place on Friday, February 10 at 10:30 a.m. at Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 3220Bayview Avenue (north of Finch). Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Condolences - www.rskane.ca
AITCHISON, Beulah Ida May - Passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook and Women's Health Sciences Centre on Saturday, February 11, 2006. Beloved wife of Gordon. Dear mother of Scott and his wife Laurie, George and his wife Bonnie and her daughter Mary Elizabeth. Loving grandmother of Kelly, Jenni, Matthew and Adam and great- grandmother of Jaden and Phoenix. Resting at the MURRAY E. NEWBIGGING FUNERAL HOME, 733 Mount Pleasant Road (south of Eglinton) on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 from 11 a.m. until time of service at 12 noon. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Augustine of Canterbury Anglican Church (1847 Bayview Ave., Toronto ON M4G 3E4) would be appreciated.
ABNETT, Amy (Craig) - Peacefully at her home in Sutton, on Monday, February 13, 2006 at the age of 90 years. Amy Abnett (nee Craig) beloved wife of the late Alfred Abnett. Dear mother of the late Donald and the late Douglas Abnett. Lovingly remembered by her grandsons, Jeffrey Abnett and his wife Barbara and his mother Shirley MacDowell and her husband Murrey; and Michael and Adam Abnett and their mother Kathy Abnett. Great-grandmother of Cassandra. Predeceased by her brother George Craig. Amy leaves many good friends and relatives. Amy was a Charter Member of West Hill Chapter 301 O.E.S. Resting at the Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton, from 2-4 p.m. Friday. Funeral Service in the chapel Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Interment Briar Hill Cemetery, Sutton.
WILLIAM ''BILL'' ADAMS (Retired from Canadian Johns Mansville. Owner of Bill Adams Menswear. Longstanding member of the Kawartha Shrine Club, The Royal Order of Jesters (Toronto) and the Billiken Liftlock Club of Peterborough. Summer resident of Stoney Lake for over 40 years.) Peacefully, with his family at his side at St. Joseph's Palliative Care Unit, Peterborough, on Thursday, February 23, 2006 in his 90th year. Bill, beloved husband of Dorothy Bremner-Adams and the late Esther. Dear father of Lynn Winterstein (Don Ballik) and Bob Adams. Loving grandfather of Aprile Winterstein-Lara (Antonio), Julie Dudley (Bruce), Raymond Winterstein (Kylie Durham), Vanessa and Michael. Great-grandfather of Ésther, Alexandra, Olivia and Stephanie. Brother of Ron (wife Peggy) and the late Lillian. Bill will be missed by many other relatives and friends. A funeral service will be held in the chapel of COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, on Tuesday, February 28th at 1:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. Reverend Donovan Brown officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Shriner's Children's Hospital would be appreciated by the family.
ACIERNO, Domenico - Born in Sirignano, P. Avellino on Febuary 6, 1932. God saw that you were suffering and so He called your name. With tears in our eyes we said goodbye and watched you leave us to go to a place with no more pain. Domenic passed away at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 4, 2006. Loving husband of Michelina. A devoted father of Antonietta (Stefano), Carmelina (Tony) and Filomena (Rocco). Proud grandfather of Roberto, Luisa, Domenic, Michelle, Amanda, David and Giuseppe. Dear brother of Filomena (Pellegrino) Colucci, Italy. The family will receive relatives and friends at O'Connor Bros. Funeral Home, 1871 Danforth Avenue (between Coxwell and Woodbine) on Monday, March 6th and Tuesday, March 7th, 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A celebration of his life will be held in St.Brigid Roman Catholic Church, 300 Wolverleigh Blvd. on Wednesday, March 8th at 1:30 p.m. Final resting place is at Highland Memory Gardens, 33Memory Gardens Lane (Don Mills and Steeles). For those who wish, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
ADAMS, William - In loving memory of my dear husband Billie, who passed away 6 years ago today, April 22nd, 2000. A part of my heart he took with him But his love he left me to keep, So we will never really be parted The bond between us is too deep. - All my love always, your loving wife Lillian.
ADAMSON, Selwyn Sylvester - Suddenly as a result of a motor vehicle accident while visiting in Trinidad on Friday, March 3, 2006 at the age of 62 years. Selwyn, beloved husband of Norma (nee James). Loving father of Dionne and her husband Noel Hamilton, Lorraine both of Mississauga, and Dwayne Adamson of Brampton. Cherished grandad of Khyara and Noelani. Dear brother of Peter of Boston, and of the late Julin and her surviving husband Sam Corridon of Trinidad. The family will receive friends at the SCOTT FUNERAL HOME, ''Brampton Chapel'', 289 Main St. N., 905-451-1100, on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment Brampton Memorial Gardens.
RODOLFO ABCEDE - It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our father, brother, and uncle, Rodolfo C. Abcede on Monday, March 6, 2006 at the age of 64. He was loved and cherished by all those who knew him. Rodolfo leaves behind many friends whom he made over the years. He loved working with others and enjoyed making friends. He contributed his kindness and friendliness as an active member of the congregation of Christ Centered Alliance Church. Rodolfo will be dearly missed by the many lives he touched. Let us pray for him as he passes into the Kingdom of God. He is survived by his two loving children, Rosier and Renier and their families. There will be visiting at the Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Ave. E. (just west of Warden) on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 14 and 15, 2006 from 2-5 and 6-9 p.m. AFuneral Mass will be held on Thursday at St. Aidan's Roman Catholic Church, 3501 Finch Ave. East at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Highland Memory Gardens.
JOHN (JACK) ANDREW PATRICK MICHAEL AGNEW - Born April 3, 1931. Peacefullyat his home on March 12, 2006 in his 75th year. Predeceased by his parents Susan and Danny. Leaves behind children Susan, Michele and Jackie, sons-in-law Alistair and Max, and cherished grandchildren Ashley, Thalia, Ainsley and Keaton. In respect of Jack's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. A private family memorial will be held following cremation. Donations to your local Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated. See you on the golf course, Dad.
AGAY, Mike - Peacefully on Sunday, March 19, 2006 after a lengthy illness. Mike Agay, beloved husband of Marie. Loving father of James of SanFrancisco. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at 3:30p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson Society of Canada (416)227-9700.