JOHN MAXWELL ABBOTT
July 29, 1909 - July 5, 2006
Passed away at Elginwood Long Term Care Centre, Richmond Hill at the age of 96. Beloved husband of the late Kay Abbott (1972) and the late Margaret Abbott (2002). Beloved father of Kathleen Anne Abbott. The family would like to thank the staff of Elginwood LTC Centre for their wonderful care. The family will receive friends at the HUMPHREY FUNERAL HOME - A.W. MILES CHAPEL, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 7th for a service in the chapel at 11 o'clock. A reception will follow in the Bayview Room of the funeral home. If desired, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
ACHESON, Belle Lottie (Hamblin)
Peacefully at Mount Sinai Hospital on Friday, July 7, 2006. Belle Acheson, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late George. Loving mother of Janet and her husband Austin Lounsbury. Cherished grandmother of Joanne (Bob), Lynda (Rob), Ron (Linda) and the late Jimmy and his surviving wife Evelyn. Sadly missed by her 7 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren and her budgie Ricky. Fondly remembered by her other relatives and friends. Family and friends were received Sunday, July 9 at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston from 1 p.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. Cremation. ''Rest well Mrs. Crumpet''
God called George peacefully on July 17th, 2006 from the Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga at the age of 81. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Florence. He will be cherished by his dear son Father Greg. He will always be remembered by his brother Cecil and sisters Christine Ardis and Evelyn (Bob Paannen). Family will receive friends at the Fratelli Vescio Funeral Homes Ltd. (8101 Weston Rd., south of Langstaff Rd., 905 850-3332) on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, July 20th, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. from St. Leonard's Roman Catholic Church (187 Conestoga Dr., West of Kennedy Rd. N., North of Hwy. 7). Entombment to follow at the Assumption Catholic Cemetery (on 6933 Tomken Rd. South of Derry Rd.). In lieu of flowers, the Ace family will accept donations to the St. Padre Pio Building Fund.
ACCORDINO, Carmela - Peacefully passed away at Leisure World O'Connor at the age of 93 years old on July 18th, 2006. Mother of Philip (Joanne) and Joe (Sharlene). Nonna to Guy (Brenda), Melina (Tony), Lisa (Brent), and Mike. Great-Nonna to Mattea, Emily and Rachel. Nonna to Angela and Philip. Family and friends will be received at the Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Ave. East on Thursday and Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church on July 22, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Highland Memory Gardens.
ADAMSKI, Stefan - (Retired Massey Ferguson) Peacefully at the age of 88 on Wednesday, July 26, 2006. Beloved husband to Maria. Loving father of Irene Savaryn (Robert), Barbara Chisholm, Andrew and Bernard (Michelle). Adoring grandfather to Kylie, Danielle and Jeremy. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Thursday from 5-9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Friday, July 28, 2006 at 10 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church, 12 Denison Ave. (north of Queen), Toronto. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.
ADAMS, Agnes Gunn (nee Mackenzie)
Passed away in Calgary, March 1, 2006 at the age of 95 years. Agnes is survived by her brother Angus and sister Catherine as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Agnes was in the first graduating class of nursing at Essendale, BC in 1932. Agnes was a nurse for many years at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Edmonton, and was a director of Sceptre Resources Ltd. Agnes' favourite pastime was playing bridge. She will be missed by her family and friends. In accordance with Agnes' wishes there was a private graveside family gathering. Arrangements entrusted to Leyden's Funeral Home, Reception and Cremation Centre, Calgary, Alberta, 403-625-3212, www.leydens.com
ABEL, Mary Meehan Hyde - At the Centre D'accueil Louis-Riel, Montreal on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006 after a brief illness. Wife of the late Charles Abel. Beloved mother of Donna (Richard Landry), Elizabeth (John Hyland) and the late Joseph. Loving Nana of Eileen and Denise. Predeceased by her sister Agnes Hyde and her brother Austin Hyde. Resting at Feron's Funeral Home 1010 Shevchenko Blvd., LaSalle, QC. (514) 367-1010. Funeral Mass to be held on Tuesday August 8th, 2006 at 11 a.m. in St. John Brebeuf Church, 7777 George St., LaSalle, QC. Interment at Rideau Memorial Gardens. The family wishes to extend their appreciation to Lucie Houde, Christine Lebel and all of the staff and volunteers at the Centre D'accueil Louis-Riel for their wonderful care of Mary. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Fondation Louis-Riel, 2120 rue Augustin-Cantin, Montreal, Quebec, H3K 3G3 would be appreciated. Visiting hours Monday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m.
ABBS, Lawrence - With his family by his side, on Thursday, August 3, 2006 at the Post Inn Village in his 79th year. Much loved husband of Sybil (nee Harmer), dear father of Cathy Dytnerski (Mike), Debbie Wig (Mike), Sally McMillan (Gus), Patti Miller (Larry), Linda Cummer (Steve), and Ted. Loving grandfather to Mike, Jen, Jake, Susie, Angie, Kevin, Scott, A.J., Abby, Bryan, Laura, Lisa, Stephen, Amanda, Samantha, Ashley, Nathan, Nicky, and great grandfather to Tyler and Dylan. Also survived by his sister Ruth Crozier (Bud), sisters and brothers in law Mary (Joe), Al (Isabelle), George (Jean), Peg, Joan, and his many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Glen Oaks Visitation Centre, 3164 9th Line (at Dundas), Oakville 905-257-8822 on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Monday at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow.
ABRAMS, Edward - Eddie passed peacefully at home after a lengthy illness in his 91st year. He was predeceased by his parents Abraham and Zena, and brother Ben. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Dorothy, his sister Molly Haar, brother Jack, his son Lorne, grandsons Kevin and Aaron and also Jill Abrams. Mr. ''A'' will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by the hundreds and hundreds of people from his extended family from Rembrandt Jewelry and Nuco Products. Eddie was awarded the Ontario Medal of Good Citizenship for his many years of working with and supporting the disabled. Service will be at Benjamin's Park Memorial, 2401 Steeles Avenue West, on Tuesday, August 8th at 3:00 p.m. The family is grateful for the compassionate and wonderful care provided by Drs. Tom and Larry Batcher and Eddie's caregivers Maria, Rachel, Domenic, Maryanne and Roy. If desired, donations can be made to the Dr. Jay Charitable Foundation, 6 Zaharias Court, Toronto, Ont. 416-226-6164 or to The Baycrest Foundation. Private Shiva 240 Heath St. West, Apt. 804.
ABRAMSON, Jean - Wife of Brian, mother of Tara, mother-in-law of John and grandmother of Alex passed away last Thursday, August 3, 2006, at home in Brampton, a victim of Leukemia. She was a 12-year survivor of breast cancer and an 8-year volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society. A Funeral Mass will be held for her this Friday, August 11th, 2006 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church at 66A Main St., Brampton. Her generous spirit, love and companionship will be missed. In lieu of flowers, Jean requested a donation to one of her favourite charities: Breast Cancer Research, Leukemia Research, Make A Wish Foundation, or Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA).
GEOFFREY ALLAN ADAMS B.Th., B.A., M.A., D.D. Peacefully at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga Site, on Wednesday, August 9, 2006, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Betty Adams (nee Newman). Loving father of Doug (Margaret) and Ron (Susan) Adams. Dear grandfather of Lynette, Leanne, Lorri, Chantelle, Amanda and Jacqueline Adams. Survived by his sister Marjorie Cooke in England. Dr. Adams taught at the Toronto Baptist Seminary and Bible College from 1954 - 2005, and served as principal from 1959 - 1994. He served during W.W. II in the Royal Navy aboard H.M.S. Indomitable during which time he came to know the Lord Jesus Christ as his Saviour. Friends may call at JARVIS STREET BAPTIST CHURCH, 130 Gerrard Street East (at Jarvis), Toronto on Monday, August 14, from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the church Tuesday, August 15 at 11 a.m. Private interment. Memorial donations may be sent to the Toronto Baptist Seminary and Bible College, 130 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 3T4, attention: G. A. Adams Foundation.
BADOWSKI - The family of Jennie Badowski is profoundly grateful to so many members of our family and to so many friends for all their love and support at this time of the loss of our wonderful mother. Our grief is only made bearable knowing that our mother will never be forgotten by the many people whose lives she touched with her humour, gentleness and compassion for all living creatures. Thank you to Dr. Kevin Foster, her physician for over 25 years, who always treated her with outstanding care and compassion. Thank you to Lynn and Jean for always making her feel special. Thank you to Dr. Tannous and Dr. Rajagopaul for considering what was best for our mother to be of paramount importance. We will never forget the kindness, exemplary care, compassion and understanding of all the nurses on the Brock Surgical Unit (Greater Niagara General Hospital). Thank you seems inadequate for all that you did for mom and for us, but know that it is a thank you that comes from our hearts. The nurses of Unit D (GNGH) cared for mom and all of us in her final days with great sensitivity making her journey home as comfortable and peaceful as possible. Thank you. Thank you to our many family members and friends who sustained mom and us at this most difficult time with their visits and prayers. Thank you especially to Kathy and Brian, Judy Berni, Jackie, Terry, June and Jack. We will never forget your kindness. A heartfelt thank you to our cousin, Rev. Donald Lizzotti for always being present for mom and for us. We thank you for your love, devotion, blessings and the beautiful funeral mass. As always, we love you. Thank you to Father Bill DeRousie for concelebrating the funeral mass. We thank Carol Martin. We know that your beautiful singing brought a smile to mom's heart as it uplifted ours in sorrow. Thank you to the pallbearers, Joseph Carella, Joseph Lizzotti, Brian McQuillan, Ralph Scholtz, Larry Dinell and Gordon Hopkins. Thank you to the honorary pallbearers, Kathy McQuillan, Pat Green, Teresa Lucas, Martie Grof-Ianelli, Berni Wancha, Jackie Wancha, Antoinette Nelson, and Noeleen Crawford for gently carrying mom along her final journey. Thank you to the members of the Toronto Police Force for the honour guard. We know mom would have been awed by your kindness as were we. The compassion and support of Daniel Haine and staff of the Haine/Hammond Funeral Home touched all of our hearts. If we have forgotten the kindness of any one, know that mom has not. The Badowski and Kall Families.
Peacefully on Saturday, August 19, 2006 at home in her 92nd year. Dear wife to the late Arnold. Loving mother to Barry and Valerie (Terry Vogan). Beloved grandmother to Wendy and Christopher. Eldest sister to Winnie Burnett, Elsie (Willis Blair) and Norman (Josee Clode). A private family memorial has been held at Florence's request.
ERIC ROBERTSON ADAMS
On Thursday, August 24, 2006, Eric Robertson Adams at Sunnybrook Hospital in his 89th year. A keen ham radio operator as a young man, in 1942 Eric was selected for the first wireless class for radio operators in Canada's top-secret school for spies, Camp X, located near Whitby, Ontario. Historian David Stafford included Eric's recollections in his book Camp X, as did author Lynn Philip Hodgson in Inside Camp X. Eric served British Security Co-ordination in South America, first in Venezuela, then for three years in Santiago, Chile. His love for the Spanish language and the people remained with him all his life. Back in Canada, Eric worked as journalist and photographer, selling articles to various publications including Maclean's, Chatelaine, Saturday Night and The Globe and Mail. An assignment for Brigden's Ltd. led to a job offer from Honeywell where he worked for 30 years. On retirement in 1981 he was Manager, Advertising and Promotion. For some years his popular column, 'Just for Laughs' ran in Pulse, Honeywell's employee publication. Eric was the beloved husband for 56 years of Eileen Morris, dear father of Dr. Brendan Adams (Barbara) of Bragg Creek, Alberta, and of Barry Adams (Karen) of Peterborough. Loving grandfather of Lisa, Becky and Graham in the West, Jennifer in Halifax and Colin in Peterborough. Proud uncle of Laura Evans (Jonathon) and of Ralph Evans (Judy) and great-uncle of Clare, Stuart and Katherine. A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held on Thursday, August 31st at 11:00 a.m. at Leaside United Church, 822 Millwood Road, Toronto. Donations to UNICEF Canada, 2200 Yonge St., Suite 1100, Toronto in Eric's memory would be appreciated by the family.
Sadly at Southlake Regional Health Centre on August 28, 2006 at the age of 82. Predeceased by his wife Persis. Loving father to Robin. A special thank-you to Josephine Leier. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will follow at a later date. Family have asked for no flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
HAROLD (JOHNNY) ADAMS Retired Toronto Star Pressman. Passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, September 3, 2006 in Brampton. Cherished husband of Doreen (Daley) of 50 years. Adoring father of Phillip and his wife Victoria, Judith and her husband Stephen and Karen. Dear Gran Gran of Brittaney, Mark, Glen and Haleigh. Loving brother of Vera, Edward and William. A man committed to all he knew and respected by all who knew him. Friends will be received at the ANDREWS COMMUNITY FUNERAL CENTRE (8190 Dixie Rd., Brampton, north of Steeles Ave., 905-456-8190) on Wednesday, September 6, 2006 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service to follow at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cancer Research or the Canadian Lung Association.
ANDREW JAMES ADAMS Born in Northern Ireland, sadly passed away in Burlington, on Monday, September 4, 2006, at the age of 81, after a courageous start to battle lung cancer. He will be greatly missed by his daughter Carol and her husband John Derbyshire; grandchildren Heather Derbyshire and Sarah, Jeffrey and Jennifer O'Neill and brother Cecil Adams. Predeceased by his wife Lena (Jess), their oldest daughter Ann O'Neill and brother Robert Adams. Andy will be missed by many nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and other family members. Andy lived a full and happy life and always demonstrated great concern and care for others. Although his loss was sudden, we take comfort in knowing he is once again with Mom and Ann and many other predeceased family and friends. Andy will be fondly remembered in the lives of everyone whom he touched. Private cremation has taken place. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, BURLINGTON, 905-632-3333. Online condolences may be sent to www.smithsfh.com .
ADAMS, Elspeth Helen (nee Cullen)
Peacefully, Saturday, September 9, 2006, at Ian Anderson House, Oakville, in her 75th year. She said, "I have no regrets. I did and saw everything I wanted." Her grace and humour enriched everyone who came in contact with her, especially best friend Lou Bourgeois, son Scott Lindstol (Karen), daughter Karina, brother John (Ina) of Glasgow, sister Lilian (Abdu) of London, England, grandson Erik (Jessica), granddaughter Kirsten, and much loved nieces and nephews. Her recently finished memoirs speak of her indomitable spirit - a wet 70 mile bike ride through Scotland as a nine year old! - driving her BSA to a forestry job - two years in near isolation on a Norwegian farm - a journey from Moscow to Hong Kong with her sister. Emigrating to Canada in 1956 with husband Anders Lindstol she worked as a model, secretary, real estate agent and store owner (showcasing her artistic talent). The family is grateful for the support and compassion of medical staff and friends. At Elspeth's request, there will not be a funeral service. To celebrate her life, friends are invited to gather Sunday, October 1, from 2-4 p.m. in the Bronte Room of The Lighthouse, Ontario Street, Oakville (Bronte). In Elspeth's memory, donations can be made to the Ian Anderson House, 511 Maple Grove Drive, PO Box 61034, Oakville, ON L6J 7P5.
ACKER, Brian - On Saturday, September 16, 2006 in Harriston, Ontario. Brian Acker, loving son of Abraham and the late Rosalind Acker. Dear brother of Sid Acker and the late Blythe Kirsner. A beloved nephew, cousin and friend of many. At Roselawn Avenue Cemetery, Agudas Achim Section for service on Monday, September 18, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Shiva Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Beth Isaiah Synagogue, 47 Surrey Street West, Guelph, 519-822-8487. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 416-484-7750.
ABRAMOVITZ, Harold (Abrams)
Peacefully on Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at Toronto Western Hospital. Harold Abramovitz beloved husband of Linda. Loving father and father-in-law of Adam and Terri Abramovitz, Melissa Abramovitz and Quentin Hamilton, and Jennifer Wintrup. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Norman and Marilyn Abrams, Bernie and Stephanie Abramovitz, and Goldie and Sunny Brass. Devoted grandfather of Jessica, Ashley, and Jeremy. Lovingly remembered by his nephews, nieces, and friends. Special thanks to the critical care unit at the Toronto Western Hospital. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday, September 28, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. Interment Ostrovtzer Society Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 4005 Bayview Avenue no. 804. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Harold Abramovitz Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.
In her 80th year, slipped away peacefully at home on Friday, October 6, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the Ioving wife of Dr. Albert Abdull, cherished mother of Rose, Patricia Martha, and Tessa. Proud Oma of Rachel, Nicholas, Christopher, and Callum. Adored sister of Rita, Georgine, Ronald, Gisela, and Nadia. Special thanks to Dr. Bari for the care he administered. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Christian Blind Mission or Dorset Park Baptist Church would be greatly appreciated by the family. Visitation Monday, October 9, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Ogden Funeral Home on 4164 Sheppard Ave. E. Funeral services at Dorset Park Baptist Church on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 at 12 noon. Interment at Highland Memory Gardens.
ADAMSON, George Edgar
Peacefully, on October 12, 2006 at Chelsey Park Nursing Home, Streetsville, George Edgar in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Isabella Jean (nee Temple). Loving father to Heather Anne and precious grandfather to Sarah Jane. Son of the late Helen Choate Adamson and Edgar Adamson of 'The Homestead', Erindale, Ontario. Dear brother of Donald of Vernon, B.C. and the late Isabel Alice and the late John Blain Adamson, both of Mississauga. Dear brother-in-law to Mrs. Annie Mae Adamson and Mrs. Elsie Riva. Uncle George will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the LEE FUNERAL HOME LIMITED, 258 Queen Street South, Streetsville (Mississauga Road South of 401) on Sunday, October 15, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in St. Peter's Anglican Church, Erindale, 1745 Dundas Street West, (at Mississauga Road) on Monday, October 16, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or St. Peter's Anglican Church would be appreciated.
ABRAHAM, Alice (England)
(May 13, 1931 - October 14, 2006)
Alice gained her angel wings on October 14, 2006 at the York Central Hospital surrounded by her family at the age of 75. God went into His garden and picked the most beautiful rose to join her parents Alice and Benjamin, sister Claire, brother Dick and many friends in the garden of eternal rest. Beloved wife of Derek (Donny) Abraham for over 55 years. Loving mother of daughter Debbie Bailie (Bob), son Steve Abraham (Cheryl), sister of Hazel Irvine, Charlie England (Gwen), Bruce England (Iva), Ethel Fero and Phillip England, grandma of Jennifer Bailie (AJ Jackson), Samantha Smith (Frazer-Scotland), and aunt of many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Strong, courageous, loving and kind, she had a tremendous joy for life, loved animals and her beautiful garden and cherished her family and friends. She will be remembered for forever standing at the front door waving goodbye. Friends may call at the MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME, 10366 Yonge St., Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Thursday at 3 p.m. Cremation to follow.