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ONTARIO - West Toronto - Ridley Funeral Home Obituaries 2005 - 5

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Sunday, 22 March 2009, at 5:01 p.m.

Dusan Apfel
( Born in Bratislava, Slovakia on March 30, 1944) Died peacefully on Sunday, September 25, 2005 at 7:03 p.m. Dear husband of Bosena and father of Dusan Apfel Jr., both residing in Slovakia. Dear brother of Mirek and brother-in-law of Anna Vymyslicky and her husband Paul of Kitchener. Dearly loved friend of Diane Sedore and Willy Chadraba. 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 Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. followed by a complete service in the chapel at 4 p.m. Cremation. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

George Swanson
Peacefully on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at Lake Shore Lodge in his 90th year. Husband of the late Molly, father of Joan and the late Tom, father-in-law of Gaile, grandfather of Joanna and “Unc” to Patricia. 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 7 to 9 p.m. Complete service in the chapel Monday at 1 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Susan Marie Giunta
Peacefully on Sunday, October 2, 2005 at McCall Centre in her 58th year, beloved wife of the late Samuel Giunta (1995). Predeceased by her parents, Maurice and Joan Wilson. Dear loving mother to Marie and Milynda (John). Loving grandmother to Noah, Andrea, Brittany, Zachary, Samantha, Colton and Clayton. Sadly missed by her sisters Joan-Anne, Sandra, Elizabeth and Darlene and her brothers Jack, David, Robert, Billy, Tommy, Grant and Tyler. Also survived and sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, 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 Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Service in the chapel Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment Prospect Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to McCall Centre for Continuing Care, 140 Sherway Dr., Etobicoke, Ontario, M9C 1A4.

Edward Przybek
Passed away peacefully Sunday, October 2, 2005, surrounded by his family, at the age of 80. Beloved and devoted husband of Helen. Loving father to Barbara and her husband Carl. Proud and adoring grandfather to Jeffrey. Edward is survived by his sisters Bea and Helen. Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews and cousins. 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 Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, at 10:30 am. in the Chapel. Interment at Park Lawn Cemetery. In loving memory of Edward, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto.
“God saw you were getting tired, And a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you And whispered ‘Come to Me.’ A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands now rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.”

Ivanka (Jane) Smrdel
At the William Osler Health Centre, Etobicoke Hospital Campus on Thursday, October 6, 2005 in her 79th year. Ivanka, beloved wife of the late Andrej (1994). Loving mother of the late Mary, who is survived by her husband John, Mark and his wife Martha and Veronica Jamnisek and her late husband Ivan. Dear grandmother to Sonja, Erica, Steven, Andrea, Emily and Jeffrie and great grandmother to Mateja. Predeceased by her brother Janko and survived by her sisters Nada and Emma and their families of Torino, Italy. 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 Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass Saturday 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, 739 Brown’s Line. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Mississauga. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Linden Foundation (Dom Lipa) or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

Ambrose Otto Richardson
Passed away peacefully in the Lord on Saturday, October 8, 2005 at the age of 77. Ambrose is survived by his wife Betty (Siba), married 53 years. He is lovingly remembered by his children Gail (Glenn) Beattie, Colette (Tom) Barber, Sharon (Keith) Johnson, Lenore Owen, Donna (Evan) Forde and Elizabeth (Ray) Duhamel. Ambrose will be missed by his eleven grandchildren, Matthew, Jillian, Rachel, Mark, Michael, Anna, Mary Elizabeth, Graeme, Catherine, Amber and André. Dear brother to Joyce, Kenneth, Marcel, Frank, Bruce, Robert, Denis and Gilbert. Predeceased by his parents Clifford and Mary (Seufert)and his brother Norman. 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 1 to 2pm. A Service will follow in the Chapel at 2 pm. Cremation. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

John Curran
Peacefully at home on Friday, October 7th,2005 in his 78th year. Beloved husband of the late Bridget (Duffy). Dear father of Margaret (Doug) Kimmerly and Johnny (Lynn Metzger). Beloved grandfather of Max and Jack Curran. Brother of Celina (McCrann) and Michael Frank of Co. Leitrim, Ireland. Predeceased by brothers Willy and Padraig, and sisters Anne and Josephine. He will be missed by extended family in Ireland, Ottawa and the United States. He will be especially missed by lifelong friend Anne Gallant and Desire of Toronto and his faithful dog, Miss Kelsey. Friends may call at Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. West, Toronto, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, 100 Tenth Street, Toronto on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Mississauga. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Keith Harvey Todman
(1952-2005) On Saturday October 8th, 2005, peacefully, at age 53, following a brief but tragic illness with family by his side. Survived by his proud brother Bruce, sister-in-law Brenda and nephew Luke. Keith was a former professional lacrosse player and avid outdoorsman, who was born in Long Branch and spent the last 12 years in Huntsville. Visitation to be held at Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W., (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th St., 416-259-3705) on Friday, October 14th from 11am to 1pm followed by a Memorial Service in the chapel at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Janina Kuberski
Passed away peacefully on October 12, 2005 at the age of 83. Predeceased by her beloved husband Walter and son Todge. Loving mother of Irene (Terry), Sophie, Walter (Linda), Christine, Richard (Lynn) and Mary (Jim). She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Kenny (Sonja), Jennifer (Gerald), Wally, Kevin, Michael, Serena, Colette, Christopher, Alexandra and great grandchildren Haley, Shane, Joshua, Olivia and Samantha. 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 Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. (Prayers Thursday Evening at 7 p.m.) A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. from St. Stanislaus Catholic Church (12 Denison Ave.). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Association.

Helen Fisher (nee Greenwood)
On Friday, October 14, 2005 at Highbourne Lifecare Centre in her 76th year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Paul Fisher. Loving mother to Michael and his wife Robyn, Glen and his wife Linda, Kevin, Thomas and Christine, Susan and her husband Jim and Barbara and Martin. Loving grandmother of Tammy, Melissa, Jimmy, Matthew, Kelly, Paul, Meagan, Diana and Sarah. Dear great grandmother of Ryan. Survived by her brothers John, Ross, sisters Florence Bowman, Gladys Fraser, Clara Wodhams, Marion Davis and predeceased by brothers Cecil, Jasper, Percy, Norman, Keith, Stanley and sister Margaret Greenwood. 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 & 7 to 9 p.m. and on Monday at Alderwood United Church, 44 Delma Dr. from 11 a.m. until time of service at 12 noon. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Highbourne for all their special care. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation would be appreciated.

Anne Coman
June 18, 1916 – October 16, 2005
Suddenly at her home in Mississauga. Beloved wife of the late Sava. Loving mother of Edward (Rae), Mickey (Patricia), daughter-in-law Oolahnee, the late Fred and daughter-in-law Phyllis. Cherished Baba of Colleen (Jeffrey), Lori (Stuart), Gregory (Mary), Ronnie, Henry (Allison), Heather (Jean) and great-grandchildren Colin, Andrew, Hilary, Emily, Cassandra, Briar, Tess, Victoria. She will be lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. 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 Tuesday from 2 to 5 pm and Wednesday from 6 to 9 pm. Panakhyda at 7pm. The Orthodox Rite of Funeral will be held on Thursday at 11 am from St. Demetrius Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Demetrius Ukrainian Orthodox Church (3338 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Etobicoke, ON., M8W 1M9).

Charles Edwin Roland "Ted" Allen
After battling a number of illnesses for 3 years, at the McCall Centre for Continuing Care in Etobicoke, on Monday, October 17, 2005. Ted, in his 88th year was predeceased by his wife, Violet in 2004 and brother, Murray in 1998. He is survived by sister, Audrey and her husband Frank Rich of Carson City, Nevada. Ted was a veteran of the RCAF (1943-45) and former employee of Isard–LeFevre Mfg. Co. Ltd. (Toronto) and DOMTAR (Cooksville - Laprairie Brick Ltd.). A long time resident of Alderwood and member including past president of the Etobicoke Philatelic Society. Ted was also one of the "Founding Fathers" of the 3rd Alderwood Boy Scout group in 1953. He held many positions within the organization including first president of the first Group Committee to Cub Master several years later. Loving father of Ross & June of Perth, Ontario; Ron & Sharon of Barrie, Ontario; and Rick & Janet of Ladner, B.C. Loving "Poppa" to eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. At his request, a cremation and interment at Glendale Memorial Gardens has already taken place. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd., W., (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th St., 416-259-3705) on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the McCall Centre or any other charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. The family also wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the McCall Centre, and in particular, the 3rd floor nursing staff, for their untiring thoughtfulness, kindness and care over the past 3 years, not just to Ted (Charles), but to the family as well.

Anna Jachna
On Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at Credit Valley Hospital in her 48th year. Loving daughter of Eugenia Sorokowski and the late Wladyslaw and daughter-in-law of Irena Jachna. Dearly beloved wife of Zdzislaw. Loving mother to Agnieszka and Marek. Dear sister of Grazyna Sylwestrowicz and her husband Zbigniew and their children Mariusz and Janusz in Poland and predeceased by Janusz. Also sadly missed by her brother-in-law Ryszard Jachna, his wife Elzbieta and their children Agata and Dorota. 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 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass Monday 11 a.m. at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church (Tenth St., Toronto). Interment Assumption Cemetery, Mississauga.

Lucy Hopkins
Died on Wednesday, October 5, 2005 at the age of 79, leaving her only daughter Barbara. In 1969, Lucy won the Award for being the Number 1 Real Estate Agent for the whole of North America, which started an en masse movement of women into real estate. Private interment took place at Park Lawn Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held at Bloordale United Church, 4258 Bloor St. W., Etobicoke on Saturday, October 29, 2005 at 11 a.m. Donations to Trillium Health Centre Foundation, Mississauga would be greatly appreciated.

Ann Andreychuk
Suddenly on October 23, 2005, with her family by her side, at Toronto Western Hospital, in her 92nd year. Predeceased by her beloved husband John. Loving mother to Marion and her husband Edward Sodoski, Robert, John Jr., Richard and his wife Donna. She will be sadly missed by her 10 grandchildren and 9great-grandchildren. Ann was a member of the Franklin Horner Senior Centre and will be missed by all her card playing 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 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Armena Jeannette Downey (nee DeCaire)
Peacefully with her family by her side, on October 24, 2005, in her 91st year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Carl, son Billy and daughter Joan. Loving mother to Ken (Helen), Bobby (Margaret), Carolyn (Jim), Alan (Raymonde/Margaret). She will be sadly missed by her 20 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Survived by her brother Edward (Cecile) and predeceased by her brothers Wilfrid, Herbert, Edmond, Liager; sisters Stephanie, Emily, Cecilia and Verna. 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 Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. (Prayers Friday evening at 8 p.m.). A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from St. Teresa’s Catholic Church. Interment St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Maria Karolina Jereb (nee Mrak)
Passed away peacefully and surrounded by the love of her family at home on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 in her 82nd year. Predeceased by her husband Louis. Loving mother of Anne, John, and Mark. We will cherish your love and hold your spirit in our hearts forever. She is survived by her three sisters Ann, Ivanka, and Cilka. 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 Friday from 3 to 5 pm & 7 to 9 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2005 at 11 am from Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church (739 Brown’s Line). Interment Mount Peace Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Slovenian Apostolic Circle, 739 Brown’s Line, Toronto, ON M8W 3V7 would be appreciated by the family.

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