ADAMS, Helen - On June 26, 2005 in Toronto. She will be greatly missed by her son Andrew, her sister Erma Ross, families of her niece Valerie and nephew Philip, and by her many friends. Friends will be received at THE SIMPLE ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL CENTRE, 275 Lesmill Rd. (East of Leslie St. South of Hwy. 401), Toronto, 416-441-1580 on Thursday, June 30 from 2-4 p.m. A private family memorial service will take place at a later date. Donations in Helen's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
ABRAMOVITZ, Milan - (Auschwitz Survivor #159931) Peacefully in Montreal on Friday, August12, 2005. Beloved husband for 59 years of Helene Baran. Loving and devoted father and father-in-law of Denise Abramovitz, Norbert and Gayle Abrams. Cherished "Opa" of Daniel and Jesse Abrams. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Susan and Leo Ullman. Brother-in-law of Julius and Margaret Baran. Dear uncle of Ron Ullman, Wendy, Joyce, and Marlene Baran. He will be sadly missed by his family, many friends and co-volunteers of Meals on Wheels at Maimonides Hospital, Montreal. Funeral Service from Steeles Memorial Chapel on Sunday, August 14. Burial at the Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Montreal General Hospital Foundation (10th floor Palliative Care Unit), (514) 934-8230. For time of service, please call 905-881-6003.
ABERNETHY, Marie - Peacefully in the compassionate care of the staff at Providence Hospital Palliative Care Unit, 5th Floor, B Wing on Sunday, August 21, 2005 in her 71st year. Beloved wife of Robert (Bob). Loving mother of DaIe Robert and Craig David. Dear sister of Gloria Phalen and Donald Roxborough and the late Orma Everett. There will be ''A Celebration of Marie's Life'' to be announced at a later date. No formal Funeral or Service will be performed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the SCARBOROUGH FUNERAL CENTRE (2966Eglinton Avenue East, at Bellamy Road), 416-289-2558.
ADAMS, Dwaine (a.k.a. GWTBH) - At the age of 58 years, Dwaine succumbed to cancer after an arduous 17 year battle. Loving wife of Basil, Beloved mother of Brad and bis wife Pat. Cherished ''GWTBH'' of Riley and Shannon. Daughter of Art still Yvonne Oldfield. Sister of Ken and daughter in law of Mildred Adams, and a great friend to many. Friends will be received at the Accettone Funeral Home 384 Finley Ave., Ajax (905-428-9090) on Friday, August 26th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday August 27th, 2005 from 9 a.m. until the time of service in the chapel at 11 a.m. Her love, laughter and positive outlook enriched our lives, and it was a priviedge being a part of her life. Dwaine will remain in our hearts forever.
ADAMS, Robert John 'Rob' - (Member, Plumbing and Pipefitting Workers Local 46). Suddenly as the result of an automobile accident on Sunday, October 23rd, 2005. Rob Adams, in his 36th year, loving companion of Kim Poirier and her daughter Jade. Beloved son of David and Heather Anne Adams. Sadly missed by his sister Helen and her husband Brett McGuinness. Fondly remembered by his many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Resting at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham, 905-936-3477 on Wednesday, October 26th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. James Church, Colgan, 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 27th, 2005, followed by interment in St. James Cemetery, Colgan. Donations in Rob's memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
ADAMS, David M. - VE3 H.B.F.Peacefully, in Toronto, on Sunday, October 16, 2005, in his 89th year. Dearly loved husband of the late Betty Adams. Loving father of Mary, Posie, and Gordon. Cherished grandfather of Julian, Cody, Rebecca, Amber, Shanti, Christopher, Emily, Lucy, Dominic, David, Claire and Hillary. Great-grandfather of Felix, Felicity, Christian, Sebastian, Sophia, Grace, Celeste, Isaac, Anna, Luna, Selina, Lucia, Megan and Solana. Dear brother of Douglas and the late Michael Adams. Cremation has taken place. A Service of Remembrance will be held at M.W.Becker Funeral Home, 490 The Queensway South, Keswick (888-884-4486), on Sunday, November 6, 2005 at 2:00p.m. The family will receive friends from 1:00p.m. until time of service. If desired, donations made to the International Red Cross would be appreciated by the family.
ADAMS, Daphne Irene (nee Taylor) - Of Richmond Hill, formerly of Peterborough, Ontario. Retired teacher with the North York Board of Education. Passed away peacefully, on Thursday, November 3, 2005, at Sunnybrook Hospital, in her 86th year. Survived by her son Peter and Lorna of Peterborough, her daughter Linda and Bill Kerr of Calgary, granddaughter Amy Crich and Clayton Lockhurst, and great-grandchildren Shayla and Mackenzie. Predeceased by her husband Ernest Alan Adams, and her parents Albert and Eliza Taylor. A private family service will be held at Little Lake Cemetery in Peterborough. If so desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society through the Little Lake Cemetery Company, 1-800-672-9652.
ACTON, John J. - Of Harriston and formerly of Toronto passed away peacefully at Stratford Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Ethel (Gibson) Acton (2001). Loving father of Noreen and her husband Douglas Sockett of R.R.1, Palmerston. Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by his sisters, Viola Dure and Margaret Westcott. Tohonour John's wishes, cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at the Heritage Funeral Home, Palmerston Funeral Chapel, 267 Main Street West, Palmerston, Ont. on Saturday, December 10, 2005 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Private interment to follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
ADAMS, Fernand T. (Fred) - (World War II Veteran) On Tuesday, January 17, 2006 at William Osler Health Centre, Etobicoke in his 88th year. Loving husband of Dorothy (nee Geerts). Dear father to Michael and Dennis (Teri). Sadly missed and survived by many grandchildren, step- 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 Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Complete service in the chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army or the War Amps would be appreciated. Messages of Condolence may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.
ADAMS, Cecil - December 26, 1930 - February 1, 2006 It is with profound sadness that our family announces the passing of Cecil Adams on Wednesday, February 1, 2006. He went peacefully, at the age of 75, in Scarborough, Ontario. Deeply loved by wife Janetta, children Mickey, Rudy, Derrick, Ronald, Cecil Jr., Patrick, Stephen, Petrina, and Cammy, and 13 grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East (east of Kennedy), on Sunday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Monday, February 6 at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 4179 Lawrence Ave. East, at 10:30a.m.You will live in our hearts forever.
ADAMO, Beverley J. (nee McGrath) - Passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on Saturday, April 15, 2006 at 6:15 p.m. at the Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga. Loving wife of Louis. Devoted mother of Shelley and her husband Matthias and Stephen and his wife Rita. Adoring grandmother of Brendan, Robyn and Thomas. She will be greatly missed for her kindness, generosity and sense of humour. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter ''Peel'' Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy. 10 N. of QEW) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sts.Martha and Mary Church, 1870 Burnhamthorpe Road, Mississauga on Wednesday, April 19th, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. Interment Assumption Cemetery.
ADAMS, Charles George - Passed away on Monday April 24th, 2006 in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Mary for 54 years. Loving father of Lorna Adams, Kevan Adams and his wife Cate Patchett and Trudi and her husband Murdock Brooks. Proud grandfather of Aaron, Kaili, Wesley, Leah, Dylan, Tenysha, Carter and Hannah. Dear brother of Catherine Gray and Robert Adams. Friends will be received at the Taylor Funeral Home 'Newmarket Chapel', 524 Davis Drive on Friday April 28th, 2006 from 1 - 2 p.m. A Memorial Service will begin at 2o'clock. A reception will follow. For those who wish memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.
ELSIE FLORENCE ACHESON 1926-2006 Passed away quietly on May 9th, 2006. She will be deeply missed by her sister, Jean Hern and family, as well as by her children, Douglas Acheson, his wife Joan and family; Janet Henderson, her husband Brad and family; Margaret Fleming and son Patrick; Linda Cross and family; Patricia Acheson and family; and Charles Acheson. Sadly missed by her twelve grandchildren and one great-grandson. Predeceased by her husbands Ed Kell and Albert Acheson, brother Malcolm Phillips and son Robert Acheson. Her indomitable spirit will be missed. She leaves an immense gap in all of our lives. A celebration of Mum's life will be held on Saturday, May 13th, 2006 with visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. at the CHURCH OF CHRIST (on Strathmore Ave. opposite Coxwell subway station). As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Toronto East General Hospital Foundation.
Adams, Christina Nicole - Suddenly on Friday, May 12th, 2006 in her 36th year. Beloved daughter of Sybil Adams of Keswick and Roy James Adams of Victoria, B.C. Dear sister of Margot and her husband Dennis Madison of Toronto. Treasured granddaughter to the late Arthur Wagar of Toronto. A very special young woman who will be forever remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends. A Gathering to honour the memory of Christina will be held on Thursday, May 18th from 7to 9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles). In lieu of flowers you may contribute to a charity of your choice. Condolences - www.rskane.ca
ABRAMSON, Albert, Q.C. - Peacefully, on May 15, 2006, with his family at his side. Survived by his sister Sylvia (Henry Kay), children Lanny (Anita) and Susan (Dr. Brian Fishman), and his much loved grandchildren, Josh and Ori Abramson and Tory and Robert Fishman. Predeceased by his wife Edith and his parents Pearl and Isaac Abramson. Funeral services will be held at Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario on Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at 1:00 p.m. Many thanks to the compassionate doctors and nurses at the High Intensity Unit at Sunnybrook Hospital. In lieu of shiva gifts, please donate to The Israel Cancer Research Fund, 416-487-5246, The University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law, Albert Abramson, Q.C. Memorial Fund, 519-661-4216, or to a charity of your choice.
ACORN, Doreen - On Monday, May 15, 2006 at the Toronto East General Hospital, Doreen, beloved wife of the late Les Acorn. Loving mother of Sharon, Nancy and her husband Charlie Banavage, and Cindy and her husband Mike Iannucci. Dear sister of June and her husband Bob Clark. Proud Grandma of Jason, Jessica, Sinclair and Dean. Doreen will be fondly remembered by her sisters and brothers-in-law, her nieces and nephews and her many friends. A private family service will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2006 followed by public visitation from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 625 Birchmount Rd. (N. of St. Clair Ave. E., 416-267-8229). Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
ACTON, Donald Beach February 13, 1922 - June 26, 2006 Suddenly and peacefully at Sunnybrook Veterans Hospital, Toronto. Don is survived by his loving wife of over 60 years, Marian Eleanor Acton (nee Thompson) of Aurora, Ontario and father of Brenda Storr (Michael), David (Marilyn), Bill (Susan Loube) and grandfather of Cathy, Wendy, Sharon, Karen, Trevor and Sam. Great-grandfather of Hollye Michelle and Carter Donald Campbell. Predeceased by sister Eileen (Sweet), he leaves his sister Evelyn (Jack MacDonald) and brother Robert (Margaret) as well as many nieces and nephews. Born and raised in Ottawa, Don served as a lieutenant in the Canadian Army Corps from 1943 - 1945, and graduated from Queen's University in 1947. He worked at Beach Foundry in Ottawa, Steelcase Furniture in Don Mills and was the owner of a private enterprise, King Smallwares. As an alumnus of the Youth Group of St. James United Church in Ottawa, Don devoted a large part of his life to the service of others. He was an active member of St. James United Church in Ottawa, Birchmount United Church in Agincourt, Lemonville United Church and Zion United Church in Carnarvon. He was also a dedicated member of the Lions Clubs in Minden and Stouffville and a charter member of the Ballantrae Lions Club. As a cancer survivor of 1959, and an active community member everywhere he lived, he has left a legacy of perseverance in the face of adversity and service to others in each community in which he lived in the 84 years God gave him. A passionate builder, fixer and gardener, Don touched the lives of many, including the campers and staff at Camp Big Canoe and Camp Kirk. Memories abound from the cottage on Boshkung Lake he built and fostered as a gathering place for family and friends. In the past year and a half he met the challenges of A.L.S. with a sense of humour, courage and dignity. He leaves behind a legacy of a demonstrated ability to meet adversity with courage and gives credence to the adages of ''live life to the fullest'', and ''give, and it will be given back''. He will be missed. Friends may call at O'Neill Funeral Home, 6324 Main Street, Stouffville (905-642-2855) on Thursday 6-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel Friday at 11 a.m. If desired, donations may be made to the A.L.S. Society.