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Elpida Konnaris

Jun 01, 1943 - Nov 28, 2023

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Toronto, ON

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Elpida Konnaris, on November 28, 2023. Words cannot express the loss that is felt by those who love her. She will be dearly missed by her husband of 51 years, George Konnaris, her daughter, Mary Anne Pantzoures (Peter), her son Vasos Konnaris (Christine) and loving grandchildren, Andrew, George, Christopher and Tobiyas. Elpida was born in Sylikou village, Cyprus. The youngest of 5 children, she is predeceased by her parent...Read More

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Antonios

Feb 16, 1930 - Feb 20, 2024

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Toronto, ON

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 just after celebrating his 94th birthday. Beloved husband of Olympia. Dear father of Zis(Andrea) and the late Anna(survived by his son-in-law Alex). Loving Papou of Nikolas, Christopher, Anthony, Andreas, Alexandra, Antonia, & great-grandfather of Guinevere. Cherished brother of Evanthia(late Kosta) & pre-deceased by his siblings Athanasios, George, and Christos & survived by his sisters-in-law Zoe, Ifignia, & Toula. Antonios will also be fondly remembered by his many other relatives & friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Chester Village Long Term Care Home.

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Lieutenant-Colonel David Hammond

Mar 16, 1930 - Feb 20, 2024

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Toronto, ON

Lieutenant-Colonel David HammondMarch 16, 1930 – February 20, 2024David’s pilgrimage dates nine decades and three years. A story packed with grace and wonder, beginning in Winnipeg, Manitoba and spanning this land from Victoria to St. John’s – living in nine of its ten Provinces. Born to Salvation Army Officers, Majors David and Rhoda Hammond on March 16, 1930, he moved to 9 different appointments with them before he moved to The Salvation Army Training College at 84 Davisville Ave. in 1951. Commissioned in 1952 he served in three appointments as a single Officer before marrying Margaret Macfarlane on September 25, 1954. It is not really clear “who proposed to who” but those stories only seem to heighten the legend of their storied life together. They served as a couple in 14 appointments as they raised their children Douglas and Beth.It is impossible to consider David’s legacy without including Margaret. No matter what ministry they were involved in they were known as a couple dedicated to God, and to others. In particular, they took a special interest in young leaders which probably made their appointments as Training College Officers and Divisional Commanders their most fulfilling.The only roll David struggled with was retirement in 1996 – he never understood that concept. He got involved at any Corps he attended including local leadership, banding, Community Care, and leading Bible Studies. David also took on full-time roles at Corps that needed leadership including Erin Mills, Sault St. Marie and Bloor Central. It was in retirement he took up golf, piano lessons, traveled to South Africa, Haiti, Sri Lanka, and spent 14 summers with Margaret at their trailer in Elm Grove. This became a wonderful gathering place for his family including his two children and 8 grand children.Even with the loss of his life partner in 2007 David refused to slow down staying active in any Church where he worshipped. David eventually entering into the life of the Meighan Residence (84 Davisville Ave) where he loved ping pong (champion), Wii bowling, and singing with his brother Wilf. Up until his 89th year he was walking to his band practise at North Toronto Community Church– which he loved.David’s legacy lives on through his children Douglas (Karen) and Beth (David) Pearo. He grandchildren Jessica (Brendan) Rawlins, Matthew, Meghan (Jeff) Robinson, Lucas, Jacob (Christina) Pearo, Monica, James, Marlie and his great-grand children Joshua, Brooks and James Rawlins.

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Richard John Paolini

Jun 24, 1940 - Feb 11, 2024

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Toronto, ON

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Richard John Paolini on February 11th, 2024 at the age of 83.Richard will be greatly missed by his family and friends, including the love of his life, his wife of over 57 years, Helena, daughters Malissa (Alan) Cahalan and Marguerite (Chris) Reid, sister-in-law Maria DiMarco and her sons John (Sandra) and Alex (Christina) DiMarco. One of Richard’s greatest joys was being a grandfather to Ashley and Ryan Cahalan , Rebecca, Sarah and Scott Reid, Robert and Joel DiMarco and Matthew DiMarco.Richard was the third of 8 children and is survived by his siblings David, Betty, Cynthia and Cedric and predeceased by Joan, Sonny and Julio. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and extended family.Richard grew up in Timmins, ON where he developed a passion for hockey and a deep appreciation of nature. He also nurtured a love of music, games, numbers and books. He later moved to Toronto, ON where he met his wife and raised his family. Richard spent early retirement in Campbellford, ON where he actively engaged in country life and community events. Most recently, Richard found himself warmly embraced by the community at St. Bernard’s Residence in Toronto, ON. He was known for his kind heart, helping hand, wealth of jokes and love of the garden.A visitation will be held from 3-6 PM on Monday, February 19th at Kane-Jerrett Funeral Homes, 8088 Yonge St., Thornhill, ON, L4J 1W3. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, February 20th at St. Bernard’s Residence Chapel, 685 Finch Ave W., Toronto, ON, M2R 1P2.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Richard’s honour to Hope and Healing International, a charity that was always near to his heart.

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James Robert Swift

Sep 04, 1962 - Feb 09, 2024

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Toronto, ON

Swift, James Robert September 4, 1962 - February 9, 2024 Jim passed away peacefully with loved ones by his side on the afternoon of Friday February 9th. Born on September 4, 1962 in London, Ontario, he was the loving father of Matthew and James, and brother of Gerry. He was predeceased by his parents Douglas and Juniece, and brother Doug. Commonly known as Swifty, he was a natural born caregiver who had a significant impact on many lives. In addition to being a registered nurse for over 25 years in London and Kingston, he spent several years as a volunteer firefighter in Westport, and as an athletic trainer for his sons’ hockey and football teams and for the Westport Rideaus Junior B hockey team. When his health took away his ability to nurse, he volunteered his time with Canadian Blood Services. Jim was also a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion for all of his adult life. Jim was an avid lover of sports, with golf, football, and hockey being his favourites. He passed these passions on to his sons at a young age by creating a backyard par 3 golf course for them, enrolling them in little league football, and plowing a hockey rink on the lake for them each winter. Jim fought an incredibly long and courageous battle with his health, but his spirit was never broken throughout this entire time. He will be dearly missed by many for his humour, smile, and heartwarming personality. A celebration of life will be held in the near future to commemorate Jim. Details of the celebration are to be announced at a later date.

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Kimberly Neville

Mar 18, 1964 - Feb 12, 2024

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Toronto, ON

In loving memory of Kimberly Neville who passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, February 12th, 2024 at the age of 59. She is the beloved mother to her only child Rose O’Brien of Toronto. Loving sister of Heather Ewing of Kelowna, Cynthia Neville (Kelly Abotossaway) of Aundec Omni Kaning, Leatrice Neville of Sudbury, Clement Neville (Dianne) of Garden River and predeceased by Claudia, Brenda, Sandra, and Wilfred. Dear aunt to Jasmine, Janeane, Brooke, Norma, Dan, Matthew, Hannah and Josh. Predeceased by her parents Clement and Norma Neville. She will be lovingly remembered by Paddy O’Brien of Toronto. Kimberly retired from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs after 30 years of service. She loved to travel, be outdoors, music, fishing, camping, socializing, and sports. While her time in Guelph, she was a long-time member of the choir at the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate. Funeral prayers in the R. J. Barnard Chapel, Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury on Sunday, February 18th, 2024 at 3pm. Friends may gather after 1pm. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations to the University of Toronto-Body Donation Program would be appreciated.

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Raffaele Battaglini

Died : Feb 14, 2024

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Toronto, ON

Battaglini, Raffaele "Ralph" Surrounded by his family on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 Ralph Battaglini, at the age of 93 years. Loving husband of 68 years of Nicky Battaglini. Proud father of Simona Lorusso and her husband Vito (favourite son in law). Cherished Nonno of Alexia, Arianna, and Michaela. Father in heart of Christina and Gabe Mancari. Dear brother in law of Linda (Donato) Ciccarella. Predeceased by his sister Pierina Ongaro and her husband Bino and his in laws Christina (Alex) Ripak, Imperia (Mose) Vendramin, Flaminio (Nellla) LaVacca, Rosa (Antonio) Batticuore and Orlando (Rosina) LaVacca. Ralph was loved deeply by his nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours. Thank you to Dr. Mario Elia for his amazing care and home visits for Ralph over the years. Sincere thanks to the PSW's, Dawn, Alex and Mike and the Victoria Hospital 6th floor Medicine Unit for their kindness and care. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Monday, February 19 from 4-7 pm. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary's Church, 345 Lyle Street, on Tuesday, February 20 at 11 am. Entombment in Holy Family Mausoleum, St. Peter's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Ronald McDonald House would be appreciated.

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Frank Ellis

Died : Feb 10, 2024

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Toronto, ON

Frank passed away peacefully surrounded by family on the 10th of February 2024 at the age of 67. Frank was the fourth son of Norman and Edythe Ellis and the youngest brother to Dan (Sharyn), Mike (Laurie), Steve (Barbara) and was uncle to nephews Jeffery (Magda) and Ryan and niece Laura. Frank was a heavy equipment operator for 48 years and proud of it. He was one of the best. He worked for notable companies along the way starting with Norm Ellis Haulage, Advance Excavating, Harry Vanzwol Crushing, Lafarge Const., James Dick Const., Cormar, Gord Mason Const., eventually retiring from DVC contracting. He was a loyal member of the Operators Union #793. Frank enjoyed photography, cooking, gardening, and tinkering in his garage. Frank was a chip off the old block of " Norman ", stubborn and always did it his way, right to the end. Special thanks to The March of Dimes PSW’s for their care and support and in particular "Amanda" who adopted his companion beagle named Buddy and Frank's good friend Tony who kept in contact with Frank after retirement and throughout his illness. Thanks to the staff at H.G.H 8 west for their compassionate and professional care. As per Frank's wishes, no visitation. A private family service has taken place. Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery. Memorial Donations in Frank’s honour to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Notes of sympathy and condolence may be left at www.donaldvbrown.ca

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Lena Moriovche

Apr 02, 1939 - Feb 11, 2024

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Toronto, ON

It is with great sadness that the family of Lena Moriovche announces her peaceful passing on February 11, 2024 surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on April 2, 1939 in the village of Armenoro, Macedonia. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Mary (Dave), Paul (Lynn), Frances, Sophie (Jitender). Lena (Baba) will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Nicholas, Jordan, Taylor, Aris, Alex, Shan, India and great granddaughters Gia and Ari. Family meant everything to her!!! She was an incredibly strong, beautiful, passionate and loving woman and a great role model. We will miss you terribly, but it's your time to be with Dad. Kiss him from us. Love you alwaysIn lieu of flowers, donations to St. Clement of Ohrid Orthodox Cathedral would be appreciated.

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Hazel Irene Garrow

Aug 03, 1930 - Feb 05, 2024

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Toronto, ON

At St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto, on Monday, February 5, 2024. Hazel Irene Garrow (nee Macklin) of Toronto (formerly of Belleville). Born in Scarborough in 1930, Hazel grew up on a farm, later graduating with a degree in physiotherapy from the University of Toronto in 1951. She worked as a physiotherapist in both Canada and the United States where she lived for twenty years. Returning to Canada in retirement, Hazel enthusiastically pursued many interests, joining the Belleville Curling Club and Belleville Duplicate Bridge Club, where she served on the executive and earned a Life Master. She was an avid swimmer, travelled extensively and engaged in current affairs and politics. Hazel shared her later years with family, encouraging and supporting her grandchildren in their academic and sporting endeavours while taking great pride in their accomplishments. Hazel is survived by her daughters, Marion Garrow (Rob Barnes) and Jean Garrow (Paul McLaughlin). Also survived by her grandsons, Duncan Barnes (Daniela Rodriguez), Graeme Barnes (Hayley McKay), Kieran Barnes, her granddaughters, Rachel McLaughlin (Dan Carroll), Sarah McLaughlin Seymour (Jon Seymour), and her great-grandchildren, Myles and Sasha Seymour along with several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Edward (Bob) Garrow, her sister, Shirley Macklin and by her brother and sister-in-law, Allan and Barbara Macklin. A Celebration of Life will follow. Please refer to www.barnesmemorial.ca for information. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto (www.alz.to/give) or Nature Conservancy Canada (www.natureconservancy.ca).

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Peter H. Russell

Nov 15, 1932 - Jan 09, 2024

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TORONTO, ON

The distinguished Canadian political scientist, beloved educator, and esteemed University of Toronto community member, Peter H. Russell, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2024, in Toronto. Born on November 16, 1932, Peter's life was a testament to intellectual curiosity, athletic prowess, and unwavering dedication. Recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, Peter's scholarly journey laid the foundation for his impactful career in political science, judicial politics, and Canadian Constitutional Law. A distinguished professor, he served the University of Toronto for nearly four decades, leaving an indelible mark on countless students and shaping political discourse in Canada. Beyond the classroom, Peter's contributions extended to leadership roles, including Principal of Innis College and the founding principal of Senior College at the University of Toronto. Active in various commissions and task forces, he played a pivotal role in shaping the nation's policies. His outstanding contributions were recognized with the prestigious Order of Canada. Peter's personal life reflected his love for Georgian Bay, where he spent summers fishing and fostering family traditions. Survived by his wife of 65 years, Sue, and a loving family, Peter's legacy will endure in the hearts of family, friends, colleagues, and the academic community. A Memorial Service to celebrate Peter's remarkable life will be held on January 20th at St. Thomas' Church, followed by a reception at the University of Toronto Faculty Club. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The University of Toronto's Senior College Scholarship in Peter H. Russell's honor. May he rest in eternal peace, his legacy thriving through the minds he inspired and the positive changes he brought to academia and public service.

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