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ONTARIO - West Toronto - Ridley Funeral Home Obituaries 2004 - 5

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Sunday, 22 March 2009, at 1:41 a.m.

Vera Shipanoff (nee Sotnikow)
Peacefully at home with her family by her side, on Thursday, August 19, 2004, at the age of 91. Loving wife of Peter for 64 years. Loved Mom of Linda and her husband Michael Prestaya. Cherished Grandchildren George (Angela) and Kelly (Steve), and great-grandma “Baba” of Rebecca, Emily, Kenora, Olivia. Vera is predeceased by 13 brothers and sisters. 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 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Mary Cutmore (nee Kozub)
Peacefully on August 21, 2004 at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in her 91st year. Beloved wife of Mel and loving mother to Ron. Survived by her sister Ann, brother George and predeceased by her sisters Dora, Kay, brothers Steve and Nick. Mary will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, 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 Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Margaret Mary Donoghue
Peacefully at Toronto Grace Hospital on Sunday, August 22, 2004, Margaret Mary Donoghue (nee Major). Dear wife of the late Edward John Donoghue (1994). Beloved mother of Kevin. Loving grandmother of Caitlin. Will be missed by sisters and brothers Maimie Nevins, Ursula Daigle, and Ken and Bob Major. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. 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 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass Wednesday 10 a.m. from St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, 123 Eleventh St. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Mississauga. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Frank Mismas
Peacefully on Monday, August 23, 2004 at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga Site in his 74th year. Beloved husband of the late Marija. Dear brother of Kristina Mismas and Marija Modrijan of Slovenija. Frank is also survived by his nieces and nephews in Slovenija. 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 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass Thursday at 10 a.m. from Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, 739 Browns Line. Interment will take place in Slovenija. Donations to Dom Lipa would be appreciated.

Anton Kersnik
Suddenly at his home on Monday, August 23, 2004. Loving husband of the late Cvetka. Dear father of Simon and his wife Mary. Beloved Ata of Eileen and Matthew. Brother to Marjan, Joe, John, Ignac, Ludvik, Maria, Josie and their families. 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 to 4 pm & 7 to 9pm. Prayers at 7 pm. Funeral Mass on Friday at 10 am from Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church. Interment Assumption Cemetery. Donations may be made to Dom Lipa.

Pamela McIntyre
Peacefully on Sunday, August 22, 2004 at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga site in her 57th year. Loving sister to Carole Rason (Philip), Bruce, Mary Lee and Harry. Sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank Pamela’s cousin Sandra Moran for all her special care and help. Predeceased by her parents, the late Harry McIntyre and Mary Beatrice McIntyre (nee Moran) and her brother Brian (1959). A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at 11 a.m. from St. Leo’s Catholic Church, 277 Royal York Rd. followed by interment of ashes at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Port Credit. As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. Leo’s Catholic Church would be appreciated.

Krystyna Grotowska (nee Szpanowska)
Passed away peacefully after a brief illness at Mount Sinai Hospital on Tuesday, August 24, 2004. Krystyna was devoted to her mother country, Poland, and worked tirelessly on many projects for the betterment of her fellow Poles. She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by family, friends and colleagues. 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 9:30 to 10:30 am. A Funeral Mass to follow at 11am from St. Mark’s Catholic Church (277 Park Lawn Road). Cremation.

Ann Cahute
(Retired employee of Canada Post) At St. Joseph’s Health Centre on August 28, 2004, Ann Cahute passed away in her 78th year. Predeceased by her husband Nestor. Loving mother of Shirley, and Bob and his wife Bernice. Will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Meghann, Larissa and Stephen. Survived by her sister Joanne Horning. 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 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.

Joseph Galbraith
Suddenly on Friday, August 27, 2004 at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto. Dear father of John, Janet, Peter and Kathleen, and Judy. Will be greatly missed by grandchildren Ashleigh, Alyson, Julia, John, Scott and Cole. Survived by his sister Kathleen Robson and ex-wife Dorothy Galbraith. Sadly missed by the Belnaps. 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 Mass will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Interment Glenview Memorial Gardens. Donations in Joseph’s memory may be made to the Oncology Clinic at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, 30 The Queensway, Toronto.

Leokadia (Lena) Zywot
Peacefully at the Toronto Grace Hospital on Tuesday, August 31, 2004. Lena, beloved wife of the late Boleslaw (Bill). Loving mother of William and his wife Jean, Tom and his wife Lindy, Rick and Christine and her husband Gary Zawerbny. Lena will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Philip, Terry, Michael, Peter, Matthew, Andrew, Samantha and Kelsey. 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, September 2, 2004. Funeral service in the chapel on Friday at 1 p.m. Interment Assumption Cemetery.

Polly Simis
Peacefully at William Olser Health Centre, Etobicoke Site. Polly, beloved wife of the late Michael. Loving sister of Walter in Florida. Polly will be sadly missed by her friend of 54 years Helen Bonczuk. She is survived by her nieces and nephews. 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 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Friday at 10 a.m. from St. Teresa’s Catholic Church. Interment Mount Peace Cemetery.

Cyril John Chavner
With his girls by his side and after a determined fight to hold on to life and all its gifts, Cy, in his 92nd year, passed away peacefully on September 1st. Dearly loved by Edna, his wife of 63 years, and by his daughters, Nancy and Janice. A welcoming father in law to Ron and Stan; a wonderful Papa to Bryony, Owen, Debbie, Shannon and Shane; great grandfather to Jessica and Melissa; step grandfather to Stuart and Stacey. The oldest of nine children, Cy also leaves behind his sisters Margaret, Jean (Ray) and brother, Jack (Betty); predeceased by sisters, Lillian, Dorothy, Gladys, Mae and Beatrice. The family wishes to express heartfelt appreciation to Sunrise Mississauga for providing a true home over the past three years and for their limitless support through these final days. Our particular love and thanks to all the care staff, and most of all to Mr. C’s anchor and lifeline, Sandra. Loving husband, proud father and grandfather, caring brother and loyal friend; while a man of strong conviction, he had the courage and tolerance to allow his family to become themselves, to fly free and then support them in that flight. Cy was one of a kind and a true gentleman to the end of his life. He will remain in the hearts of all who knew him; his smile will continue to light our lives. According to his wishes, a private service of remembrance and celebration will be held for family. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Charles Foote
Passed away at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga Site on Wednesday, September 1, 2004. Charlie, in his 82nd year, was the beloved father of Charles and his wife Deborah of Barrie and John of Toronto. Loving grandfather of Maeghan and Braedan of Barrie, Todd of Toronto and Glen of Ottawa. Dear brother of John ''Jack'' and the late William ''Billy''. He will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews. 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 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Memorial donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Mildred May Hedges
Peacefully on Sunday, September 5, 2004 at Rideau Crest Nursing Home in her 80th year. Predeceased by her husband Harold. She will be remembered by family and friends. A special thank you to the nursing staff on the second floor at Rideau Nursing home. Mildred was a long time employee of Bell for over 30 years. 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 7 to 9 p.m. A Service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 1 p.m. Cremation.

Thomas Trimm
Peacefully at the credit valley hospital in his 85th year. Beloved husband to the late Bernice, loving father to Donna and Randy. Loving grandpa to Robert, Dianna, Lisa and Sandra. He will be sadly missed by his sister Dorothy P. Donahue. 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 and 7 to 9 pm. Service in the Chapel on Thursday (time to be confirmed). Interment Assumption Cemetery.

Marion Edith Macdonald (nee Garrett)
1905-2004
Passed away peacefully on September 6th, 2004 at the Labdara Nursing Home in Etobicoke. She was predeceased in 1973 by her dear husband Edward Alexander Macdonald (Major). Loved mother to Robert Edward, Charles David and Alexander James. She is affectionately remembered as Gramie to 9 grandchildren, proud great grandmother to 15 great grand children and survived by her sister Helen Garrett. Marion will be lovingly missed by all. Raising three active boys during the war years while her husband was on active duty overseas with the Canadian Army, Mom still had time for volunteer work as the President of the Home and School at John Ross Robertson, Boy Scouts parent support group, United Church Women at St. Georges United Church and later at Kingsway Lambton United Church, The Hospital for Sick Children Women’s Auxiliary (50 year member). Her most satisfying undertaking was the initial organization and work with the Salvation Army, Harbour Light Mission on Jarvis Street. Mother was a warm and compassionate person, always available to help those less fortunate, a person of strong character and Christian principles. She was a great inspiration to her extended family. Her influence and strength of character will be missed but never forgotten. 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, September 10th from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Service to follow in the Chapel at 12 noon. Many thanks to the caring staff at Labdara Nursing Home in Etobicoke. A donation to a charity of your choice in lieu of flowers would be appreciated.

Elsa Borgiani
Peacefully in her 82nd year on Wednesday, September 8, 2004, Elsa, dear loving mother to Lily Barko and her husband Stefan (Bud) and Lucrezia Houston and her husband Brian. Loving grandmother to Sabrina. Predeceased by her brothers Alberto and Alfredo Rossi and survived by their families. She also leaves behind her close companion, the family dog Remy. The family wishes to thank the staff at McCall Centre for all their special care. 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 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers Friday evening at 8 p.m. Funeral Mass Saturday 10 a.m. from St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, 5650 Mavis Rd. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Mississauga.

Louis Orazem
At home, peacefully, on September 10, 2004, in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Mary. Loving father of Louis, Joseph, Anne and John. Grandpa to Angela, Daniel, Paul, James and Marissa. Survived by his dearest sister Angela, and family in Alberta and Slovenija. 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 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, September 13, 2004 at 10 a.m. from Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church (739 Browns Line). Interment Assumption Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Slovenian Linden Foundation (Dom Lipa).

Frances Strah
On Friday, September 10, 2004, after a short illness, Frances passed away in her 87th year. She will always be remembered for her warm smile and her ready laugh. Beloved wife of the late Valentin. Loving mother to daughters Maria (John) Ponikvar, Frances (Bill) Ramsay and son Tim (Colleen), and grandchildren Alexandra and Michael Ponikvar, and Cameron Ramsay. Predeceased by her brother Lawrence. Frances was also an active member in the Slovenian community. 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, September 16 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass Friday, September 17, 2004 at 10 a.m. from Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, 739 Brown's Line. Interment Mt. Peace Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to Dom Lipa.

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