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ONTARIO - West Toronto - Ridley Funeral Home Obituaries 2004 - 2

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Sunday, 22 March 2009, at 1:34 a.m.

Mary Perrotta
With sadness, we mourn the passing of our beautiful mother, Mary, in her 93rd year. She died peacefully on February 23, 2004 at her home. She was the devoted wife of the late Vincent Perrotta. Loving mother of Eleanor, Anita, Robert and his wife Ruby. Adoring grandmother of Debbie and her husband Phil, Kim and her husband Dan, Lisa and her husband Marco, and Richard. Adoring great-grandmother of Benjamin, Addie, Nicholas, Sebastien, Morgan. Sister of Robert and the late Phyllis and Edward. 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 Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. from St. Teresa’s Catholic Church. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Anne Wandy
Peacefully on Friday, February 27, 2004 at The Toronto Rehabilitation Centre in her 85th year. Loving wife of the late Harry. Mother to Nancy Wright and her husband Hasso Kotiesen and Ron and his wife Deborah. Grandmother to Les, Tracey and Michael and great-grandmother to Errik and Jensen. 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 Monday from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. A Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at 11 a.m. Interment Springcreek Cemetery.

Wilson David Youkanna
Passed away peacefully at home, with his family by his side on March 4, 2004 at the age of 66. Beloved husband to Alexandra and loving father to Sharon and Arlene. He will be sadly missed by many family and friends. 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 Friday from 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Chapel. Interment St. John’s Dixie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Messages of

Walter Garas
Passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, March 5, 2004 at the age of 53. Beloved husband to Margaret for 33 years. Loving father to Stacey and Alicia. Survived by his parents Jan and Helen. He will be sadly missed by many family and friends. 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 Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel. Cremation. The family would appreciate having trees planted in memory of Walter.

Frederick (Fred) Barrett
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 6, 2004 at St. Joseph's Health Centre in his 94th year. Beloved husband of Florence, just shy of their 72nd anniversary. Dear father of Doreen and her husband Leslie Galley and Freddy and his wife Bonnie Barrett. Dear grandfather of his only grandchild, Leona Crossan. 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 Tuesday, March 9 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, March 10 at 1:00 p.m.

Robert Larson
(Employee of U-Can/K.L.M.N.) At Toronto General Hospital on Tuesday March 9th, 2004 Robert Larson dearly beloved husband of Carol and loving father of Tammy Larson (Tom Debenedictis), Kim Valentine, and Keith Valentine. Dear grandfather of Christina, Alex and Brittany. 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 Friday from 2 to 4 and to 9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel at Saturday March 13th at 1p.m. The family would appreciate having trees planted in memory of Robert.

David "Pops" Spencer
Peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 9, 2004, Pops, loving husband to Carol. Dear father to Matthew and Amber Spencer, and Kevin, Bob (Deidre), David and Betty Tobin. Survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Sadly missed by his brother-in-law Ray Hunt. 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 Friday from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Complete service in the chapel Saturday at 3 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

Andrew Henry (Slim) Zwolak
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Andrew on March 12, 2004 at Lakeshore Lodge at the age of 85. Beloved husband to Mary for 58 years. Loving father to Valerie (Ron), Virginia (Jim), Patricia (Jim) and Donna. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Kathy, James, Jilian, Meredith and great grandchildren Jessica, Jacob, Sydney and Alexander. Survived by his brother Paul of Winnipeg. Slim was a Veteran of WWII with the Irish Regiment, an all around athlete, coach to many youngsters in the community, an enthusiastic gardener, nature lover, woodworker, animal lover, beautiful dancer, amazing singer, had a marvellous sense of humor and was well loved and highly regarded by all who knew him. 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 Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Cremation. If desired, donations may be made to the Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Helen Marion Boggiss
Passed away peacefully at home, after a lengthy illness, with her family by her side, on March 16, 2004, at the age of 75. Beloved wife of James for 53 years. Loving mother to David and his wife Janis, Margaret and her husband Martin, Ruth and her husband Ron, Mary and her husband Wade and predeceased by her daughter Darlene. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Mark, Lindsay, Stephanie, James, Kyle, Graeme, Patrick and great grandchildren Jayden and Griffin. Survived by her brother George and his wife Jess. Helen was a 35 year member of the 48th Highlanders Chapter I.O.D.E. 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 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. in the Chapel. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Charitable Corporation, Dialysis Unit.

David McDonald
In his 93rd year, dear father of Margaret, joined his loving wife Agnes who was called away from him on June 21st, 1993. Dearly loved by his adopted family June, son Chris and the late Ed Herkner of Etobicoke. He will also be joining his sisters Maggie, Jeannie, Hanna and brother Tommy. 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 Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Chapel. Interment Prospect Cemetery. Donations to the Mary C. Holdsworth Scholarship Fund would be appreciated.

Gordon Douglas MacDonald
After a valiant battle with cancer, Gordon Douglas MacDonald passed away peacefully at the McCall Centre on March 22, 2004. Born June 24, 1938 in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, son of late Donald and Esther (Thorbourne) MacDonald. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Joan (Armstrong). Susanne and John Fata (Michelle) will continue to exemplify his legacy. Sierra and Nicholas will dearly miss their Grampie Gord. Survived by his sisters Carole (Leo Sampson) of Liverpool, Nova Scotia and Donna (Gordon Dumphy) of Toronto and their families. He was predeceased by his sister Louise. His friends, especially fellow card players, car enthusiasts and conversationalists, will remember him fondly. A special thanks to both the incredible oncology staff at Peel Memorial Hospital and the caring staff at the McCall Centre. 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 Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11 a.m. in the Chapel. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Eileen Jones (nee Johnstone)
On Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga in her 73rd year. Beloved wife of Raymond (52 years of love). Cherished mother of six daughters; Sharon (Martin) Swarts, Gloria (Ernie) Warner, Rae Eileen (Peter) So, Dianne (Harold) Wood, Donna (Tom) Reid, Brenda (Dan) Andringa. Will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Ken, Rob, William, Bruce, David, Raymond, Sabrina, Fred, Scott, Danielle and Alex. Survived by her siblings Davey Johnstone and Wilma (Bruce) Balmer. Sadly missed by special friends Ella, Marie, Edna and Sandra. 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 Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Complete service in the chapel Saturday at 1 p.m. Cremation. The family would appreciate donations to the Lung Association, Charles H. Best Diabetes Centre or the Arthritis Association.

Teresa Rozalia Folka
On Thursday, March 25, 2004 at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga. Dear loving wife to Edward and dear loving mother to Margaret Bienek and her husband Edward. Dear grandmother to Elizabeth and James. 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 Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. Prayers Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass Monday 9 a.m. from Christ the King Catholic Church, 3674 Lakeshore Blvd. W. Interment Springcreek Cemetery, Mississauga. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.

John Bernard Kelly
Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in his 92nd year. Predeceased by his wife Kathleen. Loving father to John W. Kelly. John had a rough exterior but a kind heart. Cremation. Ridley Funeral Home.

William Russell (Bill) Steeley
On Sunday, March 28, 2004 at his home, Bill, dear brother to Joan Turnbull (Buzz) of Kitchener, June March of Toronto and Harold (Carroll) of Milton. Dear uncle to Stephanie McLean (Jim) and Deborah and great uncle to two. Also sadly missed by his best friend Peter and his family. Many thanks to St. Joseph’s Health Centre, St. John’s Ambulance and the many caregivers for all their help. 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 Wednesday, March 31, 2004 from 12:30 p.m. until time of service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Cremation has taken place.

James George Hardie
Passed away peacefully in his sleep, on April 2, 2004 at the age of 56. Beloved husband to Heather. Loving father to Doug and Stephen. Survived by his parents Bill and Helen Hardie, sister Barb and her family. He will be sadly missed by many family and friends. 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 Sunday and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Chapel. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Lawrence Gravelle
Peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, April 3, 2004 at the age of 75. Loving husband of Suzanne. Father of Mena, Diane, Brenda, Deborah, Victoria and the late John and Keith Gravelle. He will be missed by 22 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. 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 Tuesday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Service to follow in the chapel at 3 p.m. Cremation.

Dennis Gerald Hayter
Peacefully with his family at his side on Monday, April 5, 2004 at the Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga Site. Dennis, beloved husband of Doris (Dot). Loving father of Lynn and her husband David Reid and Mark and his wife Karyn. Dennis will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Tyler, Adam, Samantha and Mark. He is survived by his Brother Albert & his wife June, niece Kim and her husband Harold, nephew Paul and his wife Pat Eady. Cremation followed by a private family gathering will take place. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

C.C. (Pete) West
A founding member of the Faustina Hockey Club and a long time employee of Campbell’s Soup. Peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, April 5, 2004 at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in his 89th year. Loved always by his wife Nancy. Loving dad of Sandra and her husband Andy Zwygart, Peter and his wife Brenda West and Paul West. Beloved Pappy of Carol and her husband Tom James, James, Greg and Heather West; great-grandchildren Jessie and Melissa James. He will be greatly missed by his brother Norm and his wife Mary West. 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 Wednesday from 2 to 4 pm & 7 to 9 pm. A Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday at 1 pm. Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

Jessie W. Boyd
Peacefully after a courageous struggle at Sheridan Villa in Mississauga on Tuesday, April 6, 2004. Jessie Boyd was a longtime resident of St. Hilda’s Towers, passed away in her 88th year. Dear sister of Jack Boyd and his wife Mae. Loving aunt of Kevin O’Donnell and his wife Cheryl and their son Duncan. Greatly missed by her nieces and nephews, Peter (Lorraine)Boyd, Mary-Jane (Scott) Meddick, Steven (Kathy) Boyd, Pat Cory, Jean (Alex) Clarke and the late Ian Gillespie. Much loved great-aunt and a wonderful friend to many. Cremation. A private family service will be held at a later date. If desired, expressions of sympathy to St. Hilda’s Towers Inc. 800 Vaughan Road, Toronto, Ontario M6E 2Z4 would be appreciaedby the family.
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