BRUBACHER: Charles (Chuck) of Toronto Formerly of St. Thomas

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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Too dearly loved ever to be forgotten

Brubacher, Charles (Chuck) Leverne passed away peacefully at Mississauga Hospital (part of Trillium Health Partners) on Monday, April 24th, 2017.

Lovingly remembered by Roberta Alene Brubacher (Longfield), his wife of 54 years. Treasured father of Blair Brubacher (Karen Ashforth), and Lisa Brubacher (Jeff Cairns). Proud grandfather of Bennett, Cameron, Jacob and Madeline. Caring uncle to David Hunter (Rosalind Güldner). He was predeceased by his beloved sister Candace Harvey (Brubacher).

Chuck was born in Kitchener, Ontario, March 5th, 1937. He was the son of the late Harry Brubacher and Isabel Brubacher (Wright).

Chuck spent his formative years in St. Thomas, working in his parents’ hardware store and attending St. Thomas Elgin Collegiate Institute. During this time, Chuck developed a love for wilderness canoe tripping. His post-secondary studies took him to Western University. By the time he graduated, he had two new passions, Roberta and improving emergency medical care and transportation. As his family grew, so did his passions, first for his children, then his grandchildren. In his retirement, driver training and safety became another passion. Throughout his life, Chuck’s focus on serving others, has touched many lives.

Thanks to the medical staff of Trillium for their dedication and compassionate care of Chuck.

A celebration of Chuck’s life will take place this Saturday, April 29th at 1:00 pm at St. James United Church, 400 Burnhamthorpe Road, Etobicoke. The visitation is at 1:00 pm, followed at 2:00 pm by the service and reception.

In honour of Chuck’s fight, please donate to www.breathingasone.ca – the Canadian lung association campaign for lung research.

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THOMSON: (Bob) George Robert John of High River AB Formerly of Chatham,

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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Thomson, George Robert John (Bob)
With heavy hearts we had to say good bye to Bob on Palm Sunday April 9/17l. Bob slipped peacefully away with his fur babies on his lap and leaves behind his loving wife Kathy Thomson (Huckle Walker), and his blended family of children and grandchildren Stephanie, Mathew, Christine, Micheal, Ian Thomson, Barbara, Barry & Richard Walker. his little humans ..Laila, Justin, Mariah, Austin, Brady, Avery & Penelope (papa called her peanut ) Brother of Marylee (Dale) Thamesville Gordon of Alberta…many nieces an nephews…Bob was predeceased by his parents Andy & Francis. Bob was a member of the OPPs and policed in Chatham, Peterborough, and Orillia. He was a member off the OPP Band. Bob retired 10 years ago and did his thing, rode his motorcycle, played golf, worked part time. He had a smile for everyone..Many people are going to miss him…mostly his wife and his fur babies..
Bobs Memorial service is being held 2PM Sunday April 30/17. at Living Faith Church, 530 Victoria Ave Chatham.N7L 3B6. His nephew Pastor Jason Cartier will preside.

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Filed Under: Ontario

LABINE: Theodore (Bryan) of Surrey

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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On Tuesday April 11, 2017 Bryan lost a long battle despite all efforts by the medical staff at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Born March 30, 1948 in Fort Coulonge, QC and spending the latter part of life in the West Coast. Joining his Mother Joan and Sister Brenda in Heaven. Sadly missed by all family and friends.

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Filed Under: Vancouver, Victoria

RICHARDS: Rebecca Louise of Sidney BC

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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August 2, 1967- April 14, 2017
Rebecca (Becky) passed away suddenly in Sidney BC, in a drowning accident. Rebecca was born in England, and came to Canada with her parents while in elementary school. She grew up in Annapolis Valley NS, and was a competitive runner, eventually going on to win a gold medal in the marathon, at the World Military Games, in Biel Switzerland.
After high school, she attended Acadia University in Wolfville NS, then transferred to Saint Francis Xavier University NS, where she graduated two years later with a BSc Major Nutritional and Consumer Studies.
Upon graduation, she joined the Canadian Army and became a Logistics Officer, with postings to Gagetown NB, Greenwood NS, and Borden ON. She retired in 2007 and moved to Halifax NS.
She is survived by her spouse, Paul, daughter Elyse (Ontario), brother Harvey, and her mother, Sheila (both in Nova Scotia).

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Filed Under: Halifax, Peterborough, Victoria

MITCHELL: Carlton "Brad" Oliver of Toronto

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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Carlton, known as “Brad” or “Bradley” died peacefully in his home on the afternoon of Monday, January 27, 2014 after a struggle with congenital heart failure. He was the proud father of his four children and grandchild and remembered for his giving ways.

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Filed Under: Ontario, Toronto

LECLERE: Maxime of Montreal

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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With broken hearts we announce the passing of Maxime Leclere, beloved brother and son and friend, at the age of 27.

He will always be remember as a man caring about all human beings and animals, caring about the environment. But especially, caring about the oppressed, the poor, the marginalized. His life will always be an example to follow, an example of solidarity and respect.

Maxime, may you rest in peace and we hope to have the chance to meet you again, someday, somehow.

His family & friends

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Filed Under: Montreal, Quebec City, Saguenay

LABINE: Theodore Joseph Bryan of Surrey

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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On Tuesday April 11, 2017 Bryan lost a long battle despite all efforts by the medical staff at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Born March 30, 1948 in Fort Coulonge, QC and spending the latter part of life in the West Coast. Joining his Mother Joan and Sister Brenda in Heaven. Sadly missed by all family and friends.

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ROBERTS: William (Bill) of Surrey

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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William Francis Roberts July 21 1925- April 1 2017 Born in Vancouver Bill was predeceased by his mother and father Harry and Marie and his brother and sister-in-law Harry and Jean Roberts. A mass will be held on April 18, 2017@ 11am at The Gardens of Gethsemani Chapel. An internment of the ashes will follow. In lieu of flowers an item for the homeless is greatly appreciated

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Filed Under: Vancouver

FONTINE: Ron, of Edmonton

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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On April 10, 2017 Ron aged 73 passed away peacefully after battling cancer. He is survived by his sons Dean and James, special friends Linda and her family and Gord Coolidge, his brothers and sisters Mona (Harvey), Reg (Janis), Joan (Jim), Eugene, Raymond (Sherry), Gordon, Stuart (Doreen), Darlene (Barry) and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Laurier and Mildred, his sisters Rena and Marlene. Inurnment and prayers will take place at 11:00 am at Holy Cross Cemetery 14611 Mark Messier Trail with lunch to follow at North Pointe Church at 14025 167 Ave. use the south parking lot.

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Filed Under: Calgary, Edmonton

MACASKILL: George of Whitby, ON

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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It is with profound sadness that we announce our husband, father and papa, George MacAskill, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 8th 2017 at home surrounded by his family. He is mourned by his wife and soul mate, Deanna MacAskill (nee Bradley), his daughter Jessica MacAskill (Kyle) and Tyfanni Scott (Harley) and will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Oliviah Dadswell and Zaiden Lee. He will be held forever in the hearts of his eldest daughter Carolyn and her children Jacob, DJ, Dakota, Jorga & Jaxon and deeply missed by many friends, neighbours and extended family. Friends are invited to join the family on Saturday, April 15th, 2017 starting at 2pm with a memorial service to commence at 3pm at the St. Francis Centre, 75 Church Street South in Ajax. A reception will follow. Cremation has taken place.

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Filed Under: Cape Breton, Toronto

STEACY (MOUNTENAY): Pamela Florence of Glen Allen Formerly of Born in Campbellford raised in Trenton

Posted by on April 11, 2017

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With Great Sadness we announce the passing of Pamela Florence Steacy. Pamela passed away April 4 2017 at the age of 62 in Grand River Hospital Kitchener Ontario. Pam was a loving wife to the late Benjamin Springer (2015). Pam was the loving daughter to Robert Mountenay (1985) and Lillian Mountenay (Carr)1980. Pam was a loving sister to the late Gerald and Anita. Survived by sister Janet and Brothers Paul (John) Ken(Cathy). Loving mother to Joe (krystina)Jerry (Tinna) Jason,Tim (Meaghan) Tom (Sophia). Loving grandmother to Cameron,Kyle, Kyle,Gaige,Jaedyn,Keagan,Brianna,Paige,Ashton,Jaxson, Johnathan,Dylan,Riley,Emerson, Kaden,Marlon and a loving Great Grandmother to Benson. Pam spent several years living in several locations across Canada. Finally settling and spending final years in Glen Allen Ontario. Pamela had several friends thato loved her very much. We would like to send out our
Heartfelt thanks to 6this floor staff oncology department at Grand River Hospital. Until we meet again all our Love your Family

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Filed Under: Kitchener, London

VONDRASEK: Geraldine of Castlegar Formerly of Thunder Bay, Ontario

Posted by on April 11, 2017

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Collins, Geraldine (nee Vondrasek)
April, 1942 – March, 2017

Geraldine (Gerry) passed away peacefully on the morning of March 20th at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, BC with family at her side. Gerry was born in Cuckfield, England and came to Canada to reside in Ontario in 1945 until she was 18 years of age where she moved to Winnipeg for a short time and then on to BC.
Gerry is predeceased by her brother Joey and is survived by her brothers Chris, Garry, Jerry, George, Kevin and her sister Nancy, her children Susan (Ed Laurensen), Richard, Kelly (Calyn Buresh) and Lisa (Peter Kuhlmann) and five grandchildren Andrew, Mark, Michael, Jessica and Emma and great grandson Dylan.
Gerry will be deeply missed by her family, friends and many who knew her through her employment at the Bank of Montreal in both Nelson and Castlegar.
There will be no service at the request of Ms. Collins.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nursing staff on the 3rd Floor at KBRH for their kindness and care throughout our mother’s stay. Rest In Peace Mom.

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Filed Under: Thunder Bay, Trail, Vancouver

STEACY (MOUNTENAY): Pamela Florence of Glen Allen Formerly of Campbellford raised in Trenton

Posted by on April 11, 2017

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With Great Sadness we announce the passing of Pamela Florence Steacy. Pamela passed away April 4 2017 at the age of 62 in Grand River Hospital Kitchener Ontario. Pam was a loving wife to the late Benjamin Springer (2015). Pam was the loving daughter to Robert Mountenay (1985) and Lillian Mountenay (Carr)1980. Pam was a loving sister to the late Gerald and Anita. Survived by sister Janet and Brothers Paul (John) Ken(Cathy). Loving mother to Joe (krystina)Jerry (Tinna) Jason,Tim (Meaghan) Tom (Sophia). Loving grandmother to Cameron,Kyle, Kyle,Gaige,Jaedyn,Keagan,Brianna,Paige,Ashton,Jaxson, Johnathan,Dylan,Riley,Emerson, Kaden,Marlon and a loving Great Grandmother to Benson. Pam spent several years living in several locations across Canada. Finally settling and spending final years in Glen Allen Ontario. Pamela had several friends that loved her very much. We would like to send out our
Heartfelt thanks to 6this floor staff oncology department at Grand River Hospital. Until we meet again all our Love your Family

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Filed Under: Kitchener, London

MACLAURIN: Charlotte of Morin Heights

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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Charlotte Stevens MacLaurin, born March 20th, 1942 from Morin Heights, Quebec passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, April 4th, 2017, after so many years of living gracefully and stoically with Dementia.

She is survived by her loving, adoring husband of 49 years, Peter MacLaurin; her daughters, Jennifer Smith (MacLaurin) and her husband Derek J. Smith, Martha MacLaurin-Wood (MacLaurin) and her husband Anthony Wood, son Tim Chen, and Brother in Law, Robin MacLaurin. She was a devoted grandmother to Dylan, Charlotte and Isabelle Smith, and Gabrielle and Cooper Wood. The MacDougall, Ritchie, Smith, Fisher, Wood and Stevens families are grateful for Charlotte’s devotion to family and her extraordinary ability to unify such a large extended family.

Charlotte was an active and vibrant woman who maintained many lifelong friendships until the very end. She will be remembered as a wife, skier, Morin Heights Loppet finisher, water slide adventurer, Joyful Noise singer, avid reader, research librarian at Concordia University, mother, niece, cousin, active grandmother, and loyal friend.

When her health began to fail, many people came to support her and her family. Her illness brought out the very best in our community, through support, laughter, and tears.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made through the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board Foundation to the Charlotte MacLaurin Memorial Bursary. Contributions are also being gratefully accepted in Charlotte’s name at Le Residence Lachute, 377, rue Principale, Lachute, QC J8H 1Y1, where she she received loving and skillful care for over 6 years. Her family is deeply grateful for the dignity and compassion she was given.

A private family funeral is planned for Saturday, April 15th, at 11AM at Trinity Church, Main Street, Morin Heights.

After so many goodbyes, the family would like to celebrate Charlotte’s life with laughter and stories, at a date to follow when the snow and mud have dried up and the flowers are blooming. Charlotte was a bright and sparkly woman who would want everyone to laugh, be together and celebrate her rich life.

If you remember her, she will be with you always.

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Filed Under: Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver

GOSBEE: Patricia Joan of Surrey, BC

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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Patricia Joan Gosbee, of Surrey, BC, passed away on March 27, 2017, after battling illness.
Patty was born Patricia Joan Ball, in Burnaby, BC on December 14, 1950.

Survived by her soulmate and husband Scott, sons Chris and Larry, daughter Megan, and and dachshund Finnegan.

Patty loved a 4-course dinner and vacations, best in the company of friends and family. She will be sorely missed at these, and so many other events to come.

A celebration of life will be held in the near future. Contact megan.lyn.8642@gmail.com for details.

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Filed Under: British Columbia

DOBSON: Sigelinde of Vancouver, BC Formerly of Berlin, Germany

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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Sieglinde Gerda Dobson (Birkhan), 73 passed away peacefully at home March 6, 2017.

Born is Berlin Germany March 29, 1943 she is survived by her Daughter Pati (Ian), Grandchildren Ernest (Megan) and Nevaeh, Great Granddaughter, Ava and Sister, Ilke (Karl Heinz) and her many friends.

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Filed Under: Vancouver, Victoria

CHAPMAN: Mary Frances "Gertrude" (nee Dyett) of Toronto Formerly of Montserrat, West Indies

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mary Frances “Gertrude” Chapman (nee Dyett). Her journey began on November 3rd, 1945 in Montserrat, West Indies and ended on March 30th, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.
She is remembered, loved and held dear by her four children, cherished by 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She also leaves behind nine brothers and sisters, numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends. She will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. at Demarco Funeral Home, 3725 Keele Street, Toronto.
http://demarcofuneralhomes.com

An an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers you may make donations in her memory to the Canadian Cancer Society.
http://www.cancer.ca/en/donate

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Filed Under: Montreal, Toronto

COLLINS (nee Vondrasek): Geraldine of Castlegar, BC Formerly of Ontario

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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April, 1942 – March, 2017

Geraldine (Gerry) passed away peacefully on the morning of March 20th KBRH with family at her side. She is predeceased by her brother Joey and is survived by her brothers Chris, Garry, Jerry, George, Kevin and her sister Nancy, her children Susan, Richard, Kelly and Lisa and three grandchildren Michael, Jessica and Emma. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends and many who knew her through her employment at the Bank of Montreal in both Nelson and Castlegar.
There will be no service at the request of Ms. Collins.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nursing staff on the 3rd Floor at KBRH for their kindness and care throughout our mother’s stay.

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Filed Under: Thunder Bay, Trail, Vancouver

WATT: Alexander Davidson of Ottawa Formerly of Stirling, Scotland

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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Son of Janet Sinclair and Robert Watt husband of Sonia Villegas de Watt, father of Kristina and Michelle. Engineer, painter, carpenter. Insatiable mind, forever learning, with a will of steel and fierce heart.
“When death’s dark stream I ferry o’er,
A time surely shall come;
In heaven itself, I’ll ask no more
Than just a Highland welcome.”
My best friend & father, may Alexander Davidson Watt, may you rest in peace. –Kristina

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ANDERSON: Stewart Francis of Keswick, Ontario Formerly of London, Ontario

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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Birth: Apr. 12, 1941
Ontario, Canada
Death: Sep. 4, 2014
York Regional Municipality
Ontario, Canada
Stewart was predeceased by his parents, Samuel James Anderson and Lila Onalee Leona Anderson (Henderson) and by his brothers, James Seaton Anderson, Leslie Freeman Anderson and sister Onalee Grace Rodger (Foster Anderson).
Survived by brother William Stanley Anderson and sister Eunice Annie Preston (Anderson).

Burial:
Queensville Cemetery
Queensville
York Regional Municipality
Ontario, Canada

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Filed Under: London, St. Thomas, Toronto

WARD: Daryl Claude of Dartmouth,Nova Scotia Formerly of Brantford, Ontario

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Daryl Claude Ward avid golfer, 65, Friday March 24, 2017, predeceased by his parents William Thomas Ward and Ferne Isobel Parks. Survived by his three children Shane , Mathew and Rhonda as well as extended family.

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COE: Shirley Constance of Burnaby B.C., formerly of Brockville, ON

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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Entered into rest, Shirley Constance Coe (Metcalfe) AT Burnaby, B. C. beloved Mother of Robert Coe of Vancouver, B. C. and his Wife Sheri Anderson Coe. Shirley was predeceased by her Husband Robert Coe of Vancouver, B. C. Survived by her Sisters, Mrs. Leonard Kerman (Bette) of Brockville; Mrs. Frank Bishop (Marilyn) of Toronto; Mrs. Michael Mould of Mississauga (Gladys); Mrs. Cecil Marshall (Jacqueline) of Perth. Shirley was the d/o Joel James Metcalfe and his wife Mabel Burton Shirley was born and raised in Brockville and went to Vancouver, B. C. some years ago. We spent many happy times together and the memories will live on.

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Filed Under: Brockville, Ontario

HALEY: Sherry Terese of Elmvale Formerly of Toronto, Originally from Sydney Mines Cape Breton

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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Sherry Terese Haley of Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia died peacefully early Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Sara Vista nursing home in Elmvale, Ontario. She was born on March 14, 1937, in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia. She was predeceased by her parents Edith (Mama) and John (Papa) Fraser, and her beloved husband James (Sonny) Riley Haley. She is survived by her daughter and spouse; Mary Gregorio (nee Haley), George Gregorio, and three loving grandchildren, Jennifer Frias (nee Gregorio) married to Liberto Frias, Christine Gregorio and Bryan Gregorio; she will be deeply missed by her three great grandchildren Danielle and Jesse Frias, Owen Amaral and soon to be forth great granddaughter. Sherry was the eldest of eleven siblings often helping to care for her younger brothers and sisters. In the late 60’s Sherry moved to Toronto with her beloved husband to start a new life making Toronto her new home and where she raised her daughter. Sherry found employment at Eaton’s as a secretary and continued on her secretarial career for many years until her retirement from the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada where she had many fond experiences/memories with the First Nations people. Sherry was a wealth of knowledge and an avid reader, historical novels being her favourite. She was very creative and always had a project on the go. She loved to bake and we will miss her chocky rocks and lemon meringue pies; family parties will never be the same without her sweets and sunny disposition. Sherry was a strong and independent woman who loved downtown Toronto, she loved to explore Kensington Market and Chinatown. Sherry loved to take her granddaughters with her on her excursions and taught them so much about Toronto and its diversity. Everyone who knew Sherry would say she was a very sweet woman with a bright spirit, a big heart, a great storyteller and always there for a good laugh. In the final years of her life Sherry had to give up her independence and move in with her daughter and son-in-law as dementia took control of her. The horrible disease brought her down and it was very sad to watch this bright spirit of a woman have so much sadness and frustration. She tried her best to be herself but struggled daily until she had to move into the nursing home. The nurses and staff at Sara Vista nursing are to be commented for their exceptional caregiving during the past year. They treated Sherry as one of their own family members and were overwhelmed with emotion claiming Sherry as their “shinning star”. We will all miss Sherry very much but we know she is in a better place with no more suffering. Viewing and service will be held at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home 15 Young St Elmvale Ontario, on Wednesday March 29th 2017, viewing 5-7 pm followed by mass service at 7pm. Burial will be held on March 30th 2017, 1pm at Pine Hill cemetary 625 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, ON.

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Filed Under: Cape Breton, Halifax, Toronto

REITER: Richard Frederick of Penetanguishene, ON, Formerly of Victoria, BC

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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Sadly, we announce the passing of Mr. Richard Frederick Reiter.  Richard passed away peacefully in the early evening of Wednesday March 8th, 2017 at Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland, Ontario. Richard was born on April 22, 1928 in Berchtesgaden, Germany to parents Karl and Josefine Reiter.

Richard is predeceased by his loving wife Joan Marie Reiter, his brother Günter, and his son William Günter, brothers-in-law Aubrey and David Russell, sister-in-law Helen, and niece Sarah. Richard is also predeceased by his second wife Annemarie Reiter.

After serving in the war, Richard emigrated to Canada in 1951, where he landed at Pier 21 in Halifax. Richard moved to Toronto and began working at the International Order of Foresters. Richard met his wife, Joan, a nurse at the Hospital for Sick Children, on the slopes of Blue Mountain and after a short courtship, they married in Toronto and moved to St. Catherines where he began his teaching career. Richard and Joan soon moved to New Brunswick where they started their family. With Toronto beckoning them, they returned and Richard continued with his teaching career and Joan returned to the Hospital for Sick Children.

As a proud new Canadian, Richard quickly became an advocate of Canadian values such as diversity, opportunity, equality, freedom, democracy, justice and peace. He pioneered the idea of enriching students’ learning through travel by arranging bus and rail trips for students to both the Canadian Rockies and to Quebec, while teaching at Forest Hill Junior High.  His creative approach to curriculum design kept students engaged in his classes where he provided unique learning opportunities such as arranging Pierre Burton to visit his students to lecture on Canadian history. Richard will be remembered as a passionate educator of history, geography, law, art and physical education.  He was a modern renaissance man who enjoyed lively conversation with family, friends and students.

In 1972, Richard and Joan ventured into hospitality with the purchase of The Mariner Resort on Georgian Bay which provided a venue for them to work together and develop a family business. On Bluewater Beach, they created many memorable experiences for children and their families such as the Summer Olympics, beach corn boils and Wednesday night Bingo where he called until every last child won.
In his spare time, Richard enjoyed reading, writing and painting.  He was an accomplished landscape watercolour artist and his artwork adorn the walls of homes from coast-to-coast in Canada and around the globe.  He was also a prolific letter-writer and enjoyed writing to government officials and various media over the years on values he embraced.

Richard is survived by his sons Russell, Mark, Chris and Darryl as well as daughter in-law Bonnie, grandchildren Brianna, Damian, Aubrey and Camryn, Sister-in-law Nancy, nieces Jeddie and Tory Russell, and nephews Sandy and Grahame Russell.
As per Richard’s wishes his ashes will be taken to St Stephen, New Brunswick where they will be placed with Joan, the love of his life, and their son William. Through teaching and hospitality, Richard and Joan touched the lives of many people. To pay tribute, a Celebration of Life will take place this summer, on the shores of Georgian Bay, where family and friends will have an opportunity to join together and celebrate the lives of both Richard and Joan. Donations to the Canadian Kidney Foundation or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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Filed Under: Toronto, Victoria

SMITH: Jason Bradley of Sarnia

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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Jason B. Smith passed Thursday March 30th, 2017 at home in Sarnia, ON. Jason will be forever missed by his wife, Lynne Foulis, and his four legged companion, Punk.
Please join us in a celebration of life Friday April 7, 2017 at 2pm at The Salvation Army 970 Confederation St, Sarnia, ON. Donations in memory to The Canadian Diabetic Society or The Salvation Army Sarnia are appreciated.
All friends are welcome, best wishes only.

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Filed Under: Sarnia