GOLOB, Mark Joseph

Posted by on February 27, 2013

Suddenly at home on Thursday, February 21, 2013 with great sadness, Joseph and Maria announce the passing of their son Mark, in his 42nd year. Sadly missed by other relatives in Canada and Slovenija and his friends. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W., (between Islington & Kipling Aves., 416-259-3705) on Wednesday from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass Thursday 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Browns Line. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Mississauga. In lieu of flowers, donations to Dom Lipa would be appreciated by the family. Messages of Condolences may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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BOOKER, Jessica (nee Maitland)

Posted by on February 27, 2013

(Born January 1, 1921 in Paisley, Scotland) After a brief illness at age 92 years, passed away at home with family by her side. Dearly beloved wife of the late Fred Booker (1992). Predeceased by her daughter Roberta (1946) and survived and greatly missed by daughters Carol (Bob) McDougall, Jane (Frank) Dyke and son Glenn Booker. Also sadly missed by grandchildren Robbie, Shawn, Kevin (Garrett), Frankie, Kathy (Dyke), great grandchildren Christine, Nicole, Brittany, Annie, Ariel, Roxy, Lola-Lilly, Casey, Ashley, Nathan, Alyssa, Christopher, Katelyn, great great grandson Ethan and many nieces, nephews, other family and friends. She was a remarkable woman with many talents. A professional actor and member of ACTRA Fraternal and Equity since 1974-actor, writer, producer, director. She was a woman with an incredible imagination and an independent and  resilient person who was devoted to family always. A special thank you to great niece Lori Whibbs and family and the nurses from CCAC for the excellent service and constant support. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W., (between Islington & Kipling Aves., 416-259-3705) on Tuesday from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. A Celebration of her Life will take place on Wednesday in the chapel at 11 a.m. Interment Springcreek Cemetery, Clarkson. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Canadian Kidney Fund or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Messages of Condolences may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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Blake: Harry Oswald MacKenzie

Posted by on February 27, 2013

Peacefully, in Toronto on February 20, 2013. Husband of Elise Blake now deceased. Father of Stephen Blake (Sharon) of San Diego, California, and of Elizabeth Parchment of Lakefield, Ontario. Grandfather of Gregory (Barb), Justine, Victor, Stephanie, Jason and Jared. Great-grandfather of Hayden, Calum, Kaia and Eilee. Relatives and friends may visit the Kensington Gardens (North) 45 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto on Saturday from 10-11 am.  Funeral Service will follow immediately at 11am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Kensington Gardens Foundation in the name Harry Blake. For more information please contact Ridley Funeral Home 416-259-3705. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.ridleyfuneralome.com

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Auger, Paul

Posted by on February 27, 2013

Peacefully on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at The Scarborough Hospital. Paul, loving husband and best friend of Pam Auger. Proud father of Marc and Scott. Beloved brother of Brian, Michele and her husband Dave Marshall. Paul is survived by his sister-in-law Hazel and her husband Brian Moon, Barbara & her husband Tony Hylton and brother-in-law Ian Lowe. Uncle of Jesse, Gary & his wife Leigh, Vanessa & her husband Ian, Lisa & her husband Darren, Neil & his wife Suzanne, Jez, Antonia and great uncle to Chloe, Preston, Beth and Abby. Paul was a 35 year employee of Bell / CGI. Pam, Marc & Scott would like to thank the special friends Peter Monid, John McCullough, Jane Graham, Don & Doreen Button, Chuck & Dianne Middleton and Greg Braithwaite.  We would like to thank Dr. Howard Clasky, Dr. Lorraine Law and all the CCU Nurses for their exceptional care and compassion at The Scarborough Hospital. Family & Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W., (between Islington & Kipling Aves., 416-259-3705) on Sunday from 2 pm to 5 pm for a Celebration of Paul’s life. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Messages of Condolences may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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BUCKLAND, Emily Eileen

Posted by on February 27, 2013

The family of Emily Eileen Buckland is sad to announce her passing on

Monday February 18, 2013. “She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 51 years, Bill. She was a devoted mother to Jean-Marie and Jennifer Anne, and a caring grandmother to Cody and Melody.” She loved sewing and often displayed her

crafts at Christmas. She had a quick wit and a warm heart, and will be

deeply missed by all who knew her. Family and friends will be received at

the Ridley Funeral Home 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. West, on Friday February 22nd

between the hours of 4:30-9 p.m. Prayers will be said at 5 p.m. The Funeral Mass

will be held at the Nativity of Our Lord Church, 480 Rathburn Road, Etobicoke,

on Saturday February 23rd at 11 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, either flowers

or donations to the Trillium Health Centre or the Cancer Society would be welcomed. Messages of Condolences may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com

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Syms ( Syrett): Beverley Anne

Posted by on February 27, 2013

1941 ~ 2013

 

It is with a heavy heart that the family of Beverley Syms announce her passing on February 18, 2013 at Tall Pines LTC in Brampton. Beverley arrived in Canada from her native New Zealand in 1969 following extensive travels in Australia, the United Kingdom and Europe. She made lifelong friends where ever she went. Beverley established her home and career in Toronto. She was respected as a caring friend, co-worker and leader in her working life most especially by her many friends at The Wellesley Hospital and Tom Delaney Inc. In later years she was most happy when volunteering, helping seniors. While Beverely loved her adopted Canada, her friends and family in New Zealand were never far from her thoughts.Beverley was predeceased by her beloved partner Herbert Harris, adored parents Rita Mabel and John Leonard Syms, step-mother Margaret and brother Athol. She will be sorely missed by her cherished sister June (Alan) Sayers, Whangaparoa, New Zealand, brother Graeme Syms, Australia, and sister Valerie Zellermeyer, Mississauga. She was a much loved aunt to Peter (Margot), David (Lynda), Graeme (Ros), Gregory, Christina, Susan, Anthony (Brooke) and Ashleigh. She was most proud of her great niece and nephew Amalia and Reuben (NZ) and great nephew Nathaniel. Family and friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W., (between Islington & Kipling Aves., 416-259-3705) on Friday from 6:00 ~ 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 1:00 ~2:00 p.m. A celebration of life will be held in the Chapel on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Messages of Condolences may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com

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Harris: (Nee Principe) Antoinette Lucia

Posted by on February 27, 2013

Peacefully passed away on Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at St. Michael’s Hospital at the age of 74 years. Predeceased by her beloved husband Herbert. Loving mother to Isabel (Craig), Leonard, and Paul (Lorraine). Proud Nana to Shawn, Tayah, Alysha, Blake, and Kyle.  Loving brother to Matthew and sister-in-law to Shirley and Larry.  Antoinette will be lovingly remembered by her many aunts and uncles. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W., (between Islington & Kipling Aves., 416-259-3705) on Tuesday for 5:00 ~ 7:00 p.m. with a service commencing in the Chapel at 7:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Messages of Condolences may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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KNOX, Kathleen Nellie

Posted by on February 27, 2013

Passed away peacefully at the Village of Sandalwood Park in Brampton on February 15, 2013 at age 92 yrs. Beloved wife of the late Ralph Douglas Knox. Dear mother of James and Kathie. Survived by other family and friends. Avid curler at Toronto Cricket Club. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W., (between Islington & Kipling Aves., 416-259-3705) on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the chapel. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to charity of your choice would be appreciated. Messages of Condolences may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com. To die in Christ is to live again.

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MacMillan, Betty

Posted by on February 27, 2013

Passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2013. Beloved wife of Donald.  Daughter of the late Ernest and Mae Wilson of Saulte Ste Marie, Ontario. Dear sister of the late Marion Stinson, Jack & Joseph and sister- in-law of George, Pauline and Irene. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W., (between Islington & Kipling Aves., 416-259-3705) on Tuesday from 7-9 PM. Funeral Mass to be held at Christ The King Catholic Church, 3674 Lake Shore Blvd W, Etobicoke, ON Wednesday at 11:00 AM. Interment at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 7300 Highway #27, Woodbridge, Ontario. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Messages of Condolences may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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Anderson:Flora “Babe” (nee Johnston)

Posted by on February 27, 2013

It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of Flora “Babe” Anderson (nee Johnston) at Mississauga Hospital on February 11, 2013 in her 93rd year with her children by her side.  Babe was predeceased by her beloved husband of 61 years, Wilbert George Anderson and granddaughter Sandra Lynn Anderson.  A loving Mother and Grandmother, Babe is survived by her children, Joy (late Bernie) May, Wilbert Jr. (Lucille), Ronald (Bill), Robert, Brent (Marie), Garfield (Bryan) and Perry (late Cyndi) Anderson.  Born in Cobalt, Ontario, on May 9, 1920, “Babe” was the 12th and youngest child of the late Charles and Flora Johnston and is survived by one sibling, her sister Della Manary of Latchford. Babe will be sadly missed by her 17 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family. Babe always loved a party and was happiest when surrounded by her children and grandchildren.  Family and friends gathered to celebrate Babe’s life on February 13, 2013 with interment at St. John’s Dixie Cemetery, Mississauga.  Babe and Wilbert are together again. “Those we hold most dear never truly leave us.  They live on in the kindness they showed, the comfort they shared and the love they brought into our lives”.

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Vanderwater, William (Willy, Moe)

Posted by on February 27, 2013

Peacefully on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Health Centre. Moe, loving husband of 51 years to Barbara. Loving father of the late Linda Gail and Ronald Morley. He will be sadly missed by his cousins Val Maher, Brian Russell, John Irwin and their families. Friends will be received at the Church of the Atonement, 256 Sheldon Ave., on Friday from 10 – 11 am Funeral Service in the church at 11 am Followed by interment at Riverside Cemetery. Donations to the Church of the Atonement would be appreciated by the family. Messages of Condolences may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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Gajsek:Milena

Posted by on February 27, 2013

Peacefully passed away on Monday, February 11, 2013 at her home at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by her beloved husband Ivo. Loving mother to David and his wife Ana. Dear grandmother to Elizabeth and Nathan. Sadly missed by her sister Elizabeta (Darinka). Family and friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W., (between Islington & Kipling Aves., 416-259-3705) Friday, February 15th from 2:00 ~ 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 ~ 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held on Saturday, February 16th at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (739 Browns Line). Internment at Assumption Catholic Cemetery. If desired, donations to The Canadian Cancer Society. Messages of Condolences may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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House:Laura Teressa (Penny)

Posted by on February 27, 2013

 

Peacefully passed away on Saturday, February 9th, 2013 at the Trillium Health Centre at the age of 65 years. Loving mother to Kevin (Carmen) and Tammy ( Tony). Loving sister to Wayne (Jayne), Bruce (Joanne), and Debbie (Eddie). Penny leaves behind 5 nieces and nephews and 4 great nieces and nephews. Penny will be fondly remembered by Ruth McKay. Family and friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W., (between Islington & Kipling Aves., 416-259-3705) Tuesday from 7:00 ~ 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Donations may be made to The Lung Association. Messages of Condolences may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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Diak, Katherine

Posted by on February 27, 2013

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear Kay. She will be dearly missed by her son Doug, grandsons Michael (Arwen), Nicholas and James. Dear aunt of Carolyn (John Goodison) and Lynn (Harry McColl). Missed by great and great-great niece and nephews. Over the years not withstanding all the challenges that life presented. Kay always maintained her sense of humour, her spirit of fun and her care and concern for others. She was warm hearted, kind and very thoughtful. She has a treasured place in the hearts of all who knew her. Kay was a very special lady and will always be remembered with love and affection. Family and friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W., (between Islington & Kipling Aves., 416-259-3705) on Friday from 3 – 5 & 7 – 9 pm. Panachyda at 7:30 pm. Funeral Service at St. Demetrius Ukrainian Orthodox Church on Saturday at 10:00 am. Interment to follow at Park Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Demetrius Ukrainian Orthodox Church (3338 Lake Shore Blvd W or a charity of choice. Messages of Condolences may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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Greco: John Paul (Giovanni)

Posted by on February 27, 2013

After a very long and valiant struggle with heart failure, John passed away  February 4th, 2013 with his family near his side.  Beloved husband of Margaret, much loved and devoted father to Mark (Josie) and Alicia (Jon).   Dear brother of Mary Petti (Tony), uncle to nephews Frank Petti and Frank Ferrari and niece Antonietta (Danny)Acchione, Dana and Amy.  Dear son-in-law of Betty Leach, brother-in-law of John (Janet) Leach and uncle to Michael and Jennifer Leach.

Family and friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W., (between Islington & Kipling Aves., 416-259-3705) on Thursday from 2-4 & 6– 9 pm. Funeral Service at St. Marks Roman Catholic Church on Friday at 10:00 am. Interment to follow at Park Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please contribute to the Heart & Stroke foundation. Messages of Condolences may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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Escott, Joan

Posted by on February 27, 2013

Passed away on Friday February 1st. Loving mother to Craig (Kelly). Sister to Daniel, Fred, Judy and the late Dave and Wayne. Wonderful aunt to Val, Kathy, Amber, Sherry and Greg. Beloved grandmother to Emily and Tyler. Predeceased by parents Kathleen and Eric Samuelson. Family and friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W., (between Islington & Kipling Aves., 416-259-3705) on Friday from 10 -11 am. Memorial Service in the Chapel on Friday at 11:00 am. Messages of Condolences may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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Karkut, Marian

Posted by on February 27, 2013

Peacefully on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at home with his loving wife Leonia at his side. Marian, in his 89th year, dear father of Ted (Susan Webb), Lydia and grandfather of Kevan and Eric. Sadly missed by his nieces and nephews Ted (Chit), Roger, Cassie (Mike), Halina, Henryk (Marysia) in Poland and predeceased by Teresa and survived by her son Michael. Also predeceased by his brother Stanislaw, his wife Aniela and his sister Emilia and her husband Leon.  Missed by June Webb and other extended family and friends. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W., (between Islington & Kipling Aves., 416-259-3705) on Sunday from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Monday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 782 Browns Line. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Messages of Condolence may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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Jewers: Paul

Posted by on February 27, 2013

On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, Paul peacefully passed away at the age of 56 surrounded by family at St. Joseph’s Health Centre.  Loving husband of  Debbie, father to Brad (Shayla), and Ashley, and proud grandfather to Devyn.  He is also survived by his mother Freda Cormier, brothers; David (Laura) and Peter (Anne), sister; Nancy (Blair), including numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.  He was preceded by his late father Audbrey, brother Stephen and half-sister Christine Wilson.  He will be greatly missed by many friends and family. Family and friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W., (between Islington & Kipling Aves., 416-259-3705) on Monday from 11 ~ 12 p.m. with a Memorial Service beginning at 12 in the Chapel.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Messages of Condolences may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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Bolgan:Kathleen

Posted by on February 27, 2013

 

At St. Joseph’s Health Centre on Monday, January 28, 2013. Loving mother of Nick, Bob, Wayne & his wife Jill and Bill and his wife Robin. Kathleen is survived by her brother Elmore & his wife Nina Nix and his sister Linda Doyle. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W., (between Islington & Kipling Aves., 416-259-3705) on Friday from 11 am to 1 pm. Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1 pm. Cremation to follow. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Messages of Condolences may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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Carter,John Charles

Posted by on February 27, 2013

July 29, 1926 ~ January 25, 2013

After a brief illness John passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Dearly missed by his family and betting he will be missed by his buddies at the track.

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Nongauza, Charis

Posted by on February 27, 2013

Peacefully on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Toronto Western Hospital. Charis Molly Nongauza, born in South Africa, loving wife of the late Dr. C.C.L Nongauza. Loving mother of Nokweezi, Yolisa, and Norma. A gathering will take place at Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W., (between Islington & Kipling Aves., 416-259-3705) Saturday February 9 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Messages of Condolences may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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Rosol: Jan

Posted by on February 27, 2013

Peacefully passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, in his 81st year. Survived by his beloved wife Zofia. Loving father to Roman (Joy) and Margaret (Alex Nayyar). Cherished Dziadek to Matthew, Leonidas, and Alexa. Jan will be lovingly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W., (between Islington & Kipling Aves., 416-259-3705) Friday from 7 ~ 9 p.m. The rosary will be held at 8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church (3674 Lakeshore Blvd. W) on Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial will follow. Messages of Condolences may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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Hall, Lorraine

Posted by on February 27, 2013

Loving wife for 74 yrs of Harold (deceased 2010) peacefully passed away at West Oak Village, Oakville on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.  Lorraine was born March 20, 1915 in Bethany, Ontario. She will be sadly missed by her sons Brian (Yvonne) and Jon (Ellen), her grandchildren Mark, Lisa, David, Michael and Eric and many great-grand children.   Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W.(between Islington & Kipling) 416-259-3705 on Friday, January 25th from 1:30 to 4 pm with the Funeral Service at 7 pm in the chapel. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Messages of Condolences may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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Muto, Ken (Kenny) Akira

Posted by on February 27, 2013

Passed away quietly in his sleep after a diffcult battle with cancer at age 70, at St. Joseph’s Hospital on January 18th, 2013. Family and friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W., (between Islington & Kipling Aves., 416-259-3705) on Wednesday, January 23rd from 7 to 9pm and Thursday, January 24th from 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm. The funeral mass will be held at 10am on January 25th, 2013 at St. Mark’s Parish, 277 Park Lawn Road.  Rev. Koroway will be officiating.  Burial will follow the funeral at Assumption Cemetery, 6933 Tomken Road, Mississauga. Ken was married to Imelda on January 25th, 1975; they were married for almost 38 years. Ken worked as a furrier for Bender, Goodman, and Shear for over 25 years.  He enjoyed painting, bowling, watching baseball, gardening and good conversation.  He was also very active and involved in his Marriage Encounters community. Ken is survived by his spouse, Imelda, children, Maria (Keith), and Christopher (Deeja), and his sisters, Namie and Nobuko, his mother, Fumiko, his five granddaughters, Aliyah, Keiko, Nikko, Hannah, Ayumi, and other family and friends.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the Cancer Society. The Muto family wishes to thank all who have given us strength and assistance during this very difficult time.  In particular we would like to thank the hospital care teams at Sunnybrook Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital. Messages of Condolences may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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Matthews, Joan Kathleen(nee Gordaneer)

Posted by on February 27, 2013

November 27, 1931 to January 11, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joan on January 11 in her eighty second year. Joan was the loving wife of Gilbert for 59 years, loving mother to sons Warren (wife Frances), Terry (wife Joanne), John (wife Cathy) and daughter Debbie (husband Tony Policelli). Proud and loving grandmother to Colin and Matthew Policelli, Tiffany and Ashley Matthews, Stephanie and Jessica Matthews and Sarah Matthews.  Great Grandmother to Isabella Policelli.    Joan was a kind and generous person who found something good in every person she met. She brought laughter and cheer and a sense of optimism to all challenges in life. Her view of the world was that every cloud contained a silver lining. She will be lovingly and deeply missed by her family and friends. Family and friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W., (between Islington & Kipling Aves., 416-259-3705) on Wednesday & Thursday from 3~5 & 7~9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Cremation will follow. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Messages of Condolences may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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