Thursday, April 19, 2018
ROMEO DE GASPERIS
It is with deep sorrow that we have to announce the passing of Romeo De Gasperis on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 4:12 p.m. After a long and courageous journey over the past eighteen years, Romeo passed away peacefully surrounded by his caring family at Toronto General Hospital. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Marialisa of 25 years; his loving daughter, Natalie; and cherished sons, Justyn and Giordano. He is survived by his adoring parents, Angelo and Lorenza De Gasperis. He will be sadly missed by his brother, Tony and fiancé, Janet; his late brother, Frankie (the late Rosa); with niece, Laura (Mike); with great-nephew, Giuseppe; and nephew, Frankie Jr.; his twin sister, Julie; and brother-in-law, Claudio; with nieces, Jessica and Valerie; and nephews, Marco and Angelo; his sister, Nancy and brother-in-law, Peter; with niece, Nicole; his mother-in-law, Silvana (the late Giovanni); sister-in-law, Enza (Fabien); with nephew, Éli and niece, Léa; brother-inlaw, Giancarmen; (Daniella) with nephew, Gio; and niece, Ariella; his many aunts, uncles and cousins, and several very special friends.
Romeo leaves a legacy of profound kindness, generosity, a great admiration and unwavering devotion to his beautiful family, his parents and loving support to his extended family and simply anyone that he touched. Romeo will always be remembered in the community as an honourable man with such strength and determination in everything that he did and an incredible aptitude for business; all while holding true to his humble self and charismatic personality. He was a very special man and will always be remembered with great pride, true joy and most of all; loving and unforgettable memories. He now joins his beloved brother, Frankie.
Visitation will be held at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, 150 Saint Francis Ave. in Woodbridge on Thursday, April 19th from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St.
Clare of Assisi Parish on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 10 a.m. Private Entombment to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation in honour of Romeo De Gasperis would be appreciated by the family, please call 416-603-5300 or visit http://www.tgwhf.ca/tribute.
God Bless and may Romeo De Gasperis Rest In Eternal Peace.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vescio Funeral Home Woodbridge Chapel, (8101 Weston Rd., 905-850-3332).
NEIL SINCLAIR McKECHNIE 1923-2018
Passed away peacefully at North York General Hospital on April 10, 2018 at age 94.
Lovingly remembered by his partner, Vivian Scott. Beloved husband of the late Marguerite McKechnie. Loving father of Jeffrey (Patricia), Burton (Pat), Alison (Randy), Grace (Alex) and the late Rosalie (Richard). Fondly remembered by his 11 grandchildren and 15 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by his brothers, Duncan and Bill, and sister, Charlotte.
Neil rose to the rank of Lt.
Colonel in the army, and after retirement in 1978 worked for a number of years in the federal government.
According to Neil's wishes there will be no service. Neil will be buried beside his late wife at the Boston Mills Cemetery at a later date.
ELLICE PAMELA MITCHELL
Of London, Ontario died Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 99 years of age. Her family had hoped for a one hundred year birthday celebration but it was not to be.Pamela Mitchell, nee Daly, was born and raised in London in the family home at 300 Princess Ave., but spent the majority of her adult years in Bermuda.
Pam was engaged twice during the Second World War and both of her fiancés were killed in the war. At war's end, Pam vacationed in Bermuda where she met and married both of her husbands. Pam came back to Canada in her mid sixties and returned to live in London. Pam leaves behind four nieces, Daphne Hood of Guelph, Janice Mollenhaure and Susan Wallace of Toronto, and Virginia Head of Australia.
Pam loved to travel and especially enjoyed her trips to visit her niece, Virginia, in Australia. Pam had grown very close to the family of her niece, Susan Wallace, and at the age of 92, took her last big trip sailing to England with them on the Queen Mary 2 to attend Wimbledon. In her declining years, Pam particularly enjoyed the visits of Susan's granddaughters, Georgia and Ivy Wallace.
Following her wishes Pam's cremation is being handled by the Harris Funeral Home.
There will be no visitation or memorial service.
KEVAN THOMAS O'CONNOR
Funny, irreverent, the purveyor of bad jokes and the life of every party, Kevan passed suddenly, being as spontaneous as ever! Kevan had many names - Honey, Daddio, Kevy, Uncle Kev, UK, gentleman farmer and real estate mogul. Everybody loved his superhero personas and we never knew what to expect next from him. Through his 40 plus years as a realtor, he guided many newcomers to our town, befriending each and every one.
His love for his family shone like a beacon and he was generous to a fault. Kevan's life cannot be described by mere words, but it can be seen in the fabric of Niagara-On-The-Lake, the people that loved him and the way he celebrated life every day.
He leaves his adoring wife, Lynn; sons, Andrew (Nikki) and James.
Predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Ellen O'Connor. Also survived by his siblings, Barry (Deby), Donald (Martha), Carlyn, Edward, Kelly; in-laws, Danny and Nellie Masaro, Larry (Ginette) Masaro, Joanne (Vince) Di Carlo; and many nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends at Morgan Funeral Home, 415 Regent St., Niagara-On-The-Lake on Friday, April, 20th from 12-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. A celebration of life will be held at the NiagaraOn-The-Lake Golf Course, 143 Front St, Niagara-on-the-Lake on Sunday, April 22nd at 2 p.m.
Donations may be made to Lynn and Kevan's Niagara Charities Fund at The Niagara Community Foundation or The Red Roof Retreat. Memories, photos and condolences can be shared online at http://www.morganfuneral.com
RICHARD ANDREW MILES OUTERBRIDGE 1956 - 2018
Richard (RAMO) Outerbridge passed away in Toronto on April 6, 2018. Father of Romana Astra; son of Miles; predeceased by his mother, Christina; partner of Gazelle; nephew of Andrew; cousin of Diana and Suzanne. An accomplished educator, he touched many hearts.
On Monday, April 16, 2018, at Toronto Grace Hospital. David Webber, loving father of Evan.
Dear brother and brother-in-law of Mark Webber, Debbie and Michael Shapiro and Ellen Webber. Son of the late Murray and Myrna Webber. Loving uncle of Zak and Kyle Shapiro. Shiva at 1603 Bathurst St., #505, beginning Wednesday, April 18, with visits Wednesday and Thursday from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. and on Friday from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Condolences may be sent to 1603 Bathurst St, #505. Donations to support embodied research using the Feldenkrais Method may be made to Benjamin's Foundation, 416-780-0324 or to a charity of choice.
THOMAS EGERTON WEIR
With deep sorrow we announce Tom's passing on Thursday, April 12, 2018, age 49, surrounded by his loved ones at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Mother, Karin; sister, Shanna; brotherin-law, Enzo; nieces, Emma and Isabelle; best friend, Sonya; and family in Hamilton and Ireland, will miss him so very much and forever keep him in our hearts.
Please join us in a celebration of his life. The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Sunday, April 22nd. The funeral service will be held on Monday, April 23rd at 1:00 p.m. in St. Clement's Church, 70 St Clement's Avenue, with a reception to follow.
Memorial donations may be made to the Ontario Farmland Trust or Niagara Dog Rescue, http://ontariofarmlandtrust.ca/, http://niagaradogrescue.org/ Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymiles.com