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ONTARIO - West Toronto - Ridley Funeral Home Obituaries 2005 - 2

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Sunday, 22 March 2009, at 4:57 p.m.

Sally (Sarah) Gibbons
Peacefully at Mississauga Lifecare Centre on Thursday April 21, 2005 in her 93rd year. Survived by her nieces Eileen Gibbons (Vancouver), Evelyn (Harry) Dunn (Scotland) and two great nieces. Also sadly missed by the Oliver family. 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. Funeral Mass Tuesday 10 a.m. from St. Teresa’s Catholic Church (Tenth St.). Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Mississauga.

Miriam Ann McNeil
Peacefully on Friday, April 22, 2005 at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga in her 72nd year, Miriam, beloved wife of John. Dear loving mother to Dale Love (Ed) of Proton Station, Jackie McNeil (Frank) of Mississauga, Lea McNeil of Toronto and Debbie Moreira (Wilson) of Mississauga. Dear grandmother to Michelle, Eric, Natalie, Michael, Joshua, Isabella, Lucas, and Nicholas. Also sadly missed by her sister Lynn Trudel (Bob) of Sutton. She will also be missed by Cricket and Rusty. 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 5 to 6:30 p.m. followed by a Service of Remembrance in the chapel at 6:30 p.m. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.

Bette McCullough
Peacefully on Sunday, April 24, 2005 at St. Michael’s Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Stewart McCullough. Loving mom of Ron and Joanne 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 6 to 8 pm. A Celebration of Bette’s life will follow at 8 pm. Cremation has taken place.

Nora Grace Newcombe (nee Gambell)
It is with great sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of Nora on Sunday, April 24, 2005 at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga at the age of 82. Survived by her husband Albert for 56 years. Caring mother of John (Pat). Dear sister of May and Cliff. Nora will be remembered 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 Thursday from 2 to 4 pm & 7 to 9 pm and Friday from 12 to 1 pm. A Funeral Service will follow in the Chapel at 1 pm. Interment at Fenelon Falls Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and Lung Association.

Helen Chalas
Peacefully at Copernicus Nursing Home on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Frank Chalas. Dear mother of Stan and his wife Krystyna, Henry and his wife Karen, and John and his wife Janet. Dearest grandmother of Robert, Peter, Monika, Jesse and Candice. 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 6 to 9 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 11:30 am from St. Casimir’s Catholic Church (156 Roncesvalles Ave.). Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

Michael DeBlois
Suddenly on April 25, 2005 in his 48th year. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Noemi, and his 3 children, Michael, Robert and Rachel. Survived by his mother Rae and his brothers Robert, David, Marc, Ralph, Scott and his sisters Diane, Nina and Catherine. He is predeceased by his father Robert. Michael will be sadly missed by his many relatives 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 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Saturday at 3 p.m. Cremation.

Diane Jeffreys
Passed away quietly at Toronto East General on April 23, 2005 at the age of 68. Predeceased by her husband George. Survived by her step-daughters Karen (Reg), Diane (Keith) and step-daughter in laws Helen (David), Marilyn (Ken) and 10 grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by her brother Barry, niece Debbie, great nephew Trevor and predeceased by her great nephew Taylor. Cremation has taken place. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2005 at 1 p.m. from Glendale Memorial Gardens. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, Sick Children’s Hospital or the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Luigina Di Franco
Peacefully on Friday, April 29, 2005 at Queensway Chronic Care in her 75th year, Luigina, beloved wife of Giuseppe. Dear loving mother to Domenico of Brampton, Michael (Mirella) of Mississauga, Danny of Mississauga and Lina of Etobicoke. Loving grandmother of Mark, Katie and Joseph. Sadly missed by her sisters Rosa Gesualdi, Pietrina Russo, Valleverde De Palma (Antonio) all of Etobicoke and her brother Antonio Lombardi (Giuseppina) of Woodbridge. Also sadly missed by her sister-in-law Antonietta Lombardi of Etobicoke and many nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends. Mrs. Di Franco is predeceased by her parents, Gaetano and Maria Lombardi, her brothers, Francesco and Rafaele Lombardi and her granddaughter Jessica. 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 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 & 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral Mass at Christ the King Catholic Church, 3674 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Etobicoke on Monday, May 2, 2005 at 10 a.m. Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Woodbridge. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.

Joseph Nowitsky
Peacefully at William Osler Health Centre, Etobicoke Site on Thursday, April 28, 2005. Joseph, beloved husband of the late Olga Bulich. Loving father of Bernice and her husband Evan Bodnarchuk of Mississauga, Andrew and his wife Christine of Oakville and Patricia and her husband Malcolm Pryor of Vancouver. Joseph will be sadly missed by his granddaughter Sierra. He is survived by his sister Antonia Masiak of Toronto and predeceased by his brother Boris and Pauline. 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. Panakhyda on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The Orthodox Rite of Funeral will be on Wednesday from St. Demetrius Ukrainian Orthodox Church 3338 Lakeshore Blvd. W. Interment Prospect Cemetery.

Valerie Golos
Peacefully at home on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at the age of 78. Beloved wife of Jan. Dear mother of Teresa Fedak and her husband George and Bob and his wife Lise. Dearest Nana to granddaughter Jessica. 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. Service in the chapel Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Interment Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens, Oakville, If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

William McVaney
Peacefully at Bridgepoint Hospital on Tuesday, May 3, 2005. William in his 90th year, beloved husband of the late Annie (Winnie). He will be sadly missed by his brother John Richard and his many nieces and nephews. William is predeceased by his brother Arthur. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th St., 416-259-3705) on Monday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with a funeral service in the chapel at 11 a.m. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Anne Kyle
Passed away peacefully at Toronto Grace Hospital on May 6, 2005, at the age of 93. Predeceased by her husband Robert Kyle. Survived by her sister Joyce Shaw, nieces, nephews and extended family. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th St., 416-259-3705) on Monday for a Funeral Service at 2 p.m. in the Chapel. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Toronto Grace Hospital.

Antonija Erjavec
On Saturday, May 7, 2005, at the age of 67, Antonija passed away peacefully in Markham, Ontario with grace and dignity, surrounded by her family. Loving wife and best friend of the late Anton. Loving mother of Mary and her husband, John, of Toronto, Martina and her husband, Bernie, of Markham, Marta of Minnesota, and Tony of Toronto. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Diana, Matthew, Andrew, Steven, Michael, Mary-Frances, Kaitlin and Jenna. Dear sister of Marica and Alojz of Slovenija. Predeceased by her brothers Joe of Pickering, Ivan, Tony and sister Ivanka of Straza of Slovenija. She is survived by her Aunt Ivanka of Toronto and her beloved Aunt Toncka and uncle Jaka Kovacic, and cousins of Ohio, Arizona, and Slovenia. Toncka worked variously as a nanny, a nurses’ aide at Scarborough General Hospital, a driving instructor, and for over twenty years as a factory assembler at Amphenol Canada. Toncka will be remembered and cherished by her family and the Slovenian community as a person of tremendous generosity and compassion. She selflessly poured herself out for others with passion and tenderness, and embraced life’s challenges with faith, courage, and integrity. She will be sorely missed by all. A heartfelt thanks to the nursing and medical staff of St. Joseph’s, St. Michael’s, and Sunnybrook Hospitals. Special prayers and blessings to all the nurses and caregivers of Markham-Stouffville’s 1-East Palliative Care Ward for their professionalism, sensitivity, compassion, and kindness in our mother’s illness. Their goodness and care will never be forgotten. Friends may call at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto, 416-259-3705, on Monday, May 9, 2005 from 6-9 p.m., and Tuesday, May 10, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, 725 Brown’s Line, Toronto on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. If desired, remembrances may be made to Dom Lipa (Linden Foundation) (www.brezmadezna.com/zupnija/domlipa/domlipa.html) or Evergreen Hospice (www.evergreenhospice.org).

Krystyna Cholewski
Peacefully on Sunday, May 8, 2005 at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in her 55th year, Krystyna, dear loving daughter of Genowefa Dasko in Poland. Beloved wife of Richard. Loving mother to Ricky and Chris. Dear Sister to John Dasko and his wife Elizabeth of Toronto and Marek Dasko and his wife Halina in Poland. Sadly missed by her Aunt Julia in Toronto and many nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th St., 416-259-3705) on Wednesday from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass Thursday 11 a.m. from St. Teresa’s Catholic Church (Tenth St.). Interment Assumption Cemetery, Mississauga. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Daniel Gomez
July 21, 1946 – May 11, 2005
Peacefully and courageously, he passed away at Bridgepoint Health on Wednesday, May 11, 2005. He was a beloved father to Aimee and Tiffany Mae and proud and loving papa to Mikaila Mae. To his many friends and relatives, especially his brothers and sisters, he will be missed. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th St., 416-259-3705) on Sunday from 2 to 4 pm & 7 to 9 pm and Monday and Tuesday from 5 to 9 pm. Prayers Sunday at 7 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday from St. Leo’s Catholic Church at 10 am. Interment Glenview Memorial Gardens.

Ottilie Bertha Rollauer
Peacefully at Lake Shore Lodge on Thursday, May 19, 2005 in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Reinhold. Dear loving mother to Fred (Barbara), Edna, Ron (Brenda) and Marlyn. Loving Omie of Christopher, Lesley and Todd. Great grandmother of Alyssa, Emily, Laura and Sean. Sadly missed by her sister Poldi Wancar, niece Dina, good friend Carol MacKay and other family and friends. The family would like to express their deep appreciation to Lake Shore Lodge for their excellent care and support. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place at Ridley Funeral Home on Monday, June 13, 2005 at 11 a.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

John Allen Neilson
Peacefully on Thursday, May 19, 2005 at Meadowcroft Place Retirement Home in Mississauga in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Irene. Loving father to Sharon and Robert and grandfather to Richelle, Tamara and Kristian. Sadly missed by Denise. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th St., 416-259-3705) on Monday from 2 to 5 p.m. Service in the chapel Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

Wilhelmina ''Mina'' Farrington (nee Henderson)
Peacefully, at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga with her family at her side on Thursday, May 19, 2005, in her 97th year. Predeceased by her husband Herbert and her brothers Hugh, Tom, Andrew and sister Rita. Loving mother of Bert (Helen), Andrew (Linda), Margaret (George) and Elizabeth (Evan). Sadly missed by her grandchildren Glenn, Andrew, Julie, Angela, Craig, Michael, Christine, Katherine, her 5 great-grandchildren, and other family.Friends will be received at the Church of the Atonement, 256Sheldon Ave., Etobicoke on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 from 2 to 3 p.m. followed by a service at 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
(Little Gran, may the wind always be at your back)

Vinko Stavanja
On Saturday, May 21, 2005 at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Ema. Dear father to Boris, Danny and John. Sadly missed by other family and friends. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th St., 416-259-3705) on Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass Thursday 10 a.m. from Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, 739 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Mississauga.

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