Thursday, October 11, 2018
PAUL ANTHONY FITZPATRICK
Our family is heartbroken to announce the sudden, unexpected passing of our dearly beloved Paul. A father, son, brother, uncle, nephew, and friend.
Paul leaves behind his cherished children, Katherine and Aaron, of whom he was so proud. Paul will be forever loved by parents, Eugene and Christine; sister, Lynn (Phillip); brother, Kevin (Amber); nieces and nephews, Mason, Maggie, and Tessa; aunt, Muriel Madigan (predeceased); and uncles, Larry Fitzpatrick, Alan Thomas, and David Thomas (predeceased). He will be missed by cousins, David, Theresa, Susan, Colleen, Lizanne, and Alexandria.
In the 1980s prior to doing his MBA, Paul created a software business, starting with shareware, originally called APS, right at the beginning of the internet boom.
For twenty years he suffered the results of a badly performed, unsuccessful laser eye treatment that caused him constant pain.
He travelled all over the world seeking a solution. Finding none, his suffering ended abruptly on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the age of 54.
His life passions were his children, his family, his music, walks on the beach, his pets, golf, carrying the Olympic Torch, technology, cycling and skiing with his loving children, Katherine and Aaron.
Cremation has taken place. A Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (19 Viewpoint Ave, Hamilton) on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 11 a.m.
Reception to follow in the parish hall. Burial will then follow at 1:30 p.m. to Mt. Hamilton Cemetery (Rymal Road).
In lieu of flowers, donations to CNIB or Covenant House Toronto in Paul's memory would be appreciated. Online condolences can be made at http://www.dermodys.com.
VALERIE CLARE INCH
November 16, 1929 October 6, 2018
Passed peacefully, surrounded by loved ones at Hospice Simcoe, after a courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by Donald, her beloved husband of 57 years (2011). Daughter of the late Clarence and Ruby Graham, Valerie will be sadly missed by her five daughters, Kathy (John), Patricia (Halorie), Connie (Kelly), Donna (Audrey) and Susan (Andy). Proud grandma of Ashley (Kevin), Erin, Brendan, Megan, Graham, Emily, Jonathan, Connor and Kieran. Predeceased by her sister, Glenna.
The family would like to take this opportunity thank the staff and volunteers at Hospice Simcoe for their compassionate support.
Friends are invited to celebrate Valerie's life in the SteckleyGooderham Funeral Home Lounge, 30 Worsley Street, Barrie from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2018, with words of remembrance at 2:30. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Hospice Simcoe or to St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church (Dorset) would be appreciated by the family.
Condolences may be forwarded via http://www.steckleygooderham.com.
BRONIS JACKA (Bruno)
September 27, 1923 (Panevezys, Lithuania)
October 8, 2018 (Collingwood, Ontario)
In his 96th year, Bruno passed away on October 8, 2018, in the company of his family. Renata, his wife, best friend, and partner of 59 years, passed away in 2006, also in Collingwood, with Bruno at her side.
Born in Panevezys, Lithuania to mother, Eugenia (1883-1945) and father, Pranas (1881-1925), Bruno's siblings were Pranas (1915-1947, Siberia), Stephanja (1918 - 1992, Lithuania), and Adolfas (1921-1983, Lithuania).
Bruno, a very gifted student of a widowed mother left school after the 6th grade but continued learning with vigour. He worked as a carpenter and farmer in Lithuania. He carried these on in his love of gardening and his wonderful skill with woodwork and construction.
With the outbreak of World War II, Bruno enlisted and served in the army with bravery.
He met the love of his life while delivering mail in post-war Germany. After a whirlwind romance, he and Renata married and moved to Wawa, Ontario, Canada in 1947. Bruno hired on with Algoma Ore, beginning in the depths of the Helen Mine. He trained to drive a 'uke', and then gained his electrician's diploma.
Bruno started a construction business in Wawa and built and wired many houses and motels.
Bruno and Renata moved to Blenheim, in southern Ontario, in 1965, where they bought the Golden Acres Bowling Alley. Over the next 25 years they built it into a major fixture of the community, and both Bruno and Renata were recognized for their years of service to the community.
They retired to Collingwood, Ontario in 1993, and became vital members of the Mission of the Good Shepherd in Wasaga Beach, building both the physical church and its community. Bruno was also active in the Legion of Collingwood and in the Knights of Columbus, Collingwood chapter.
Bruno loved to hunt, fish, and garden but was also an avid reader and very sharp on current events. Most of all though, he loved his family, and he loved his dear wife. He now rests with her.
He leaves behind his loving daughters, Regina (Nepean, Ontario) and Monica (Stittsville, Ontario); son, Michael (Sandra, Edmonton); and precious grandchildren, Evan (Edmonton), Mark (Edmonton), and Lindsay (Edmonton).
Special thanks to Dr. Jesse Guscott, nurses Lisa and Chantal, and all the staff at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital whose kindnesses were so appreciated in Bruno's last days. Special thanks to Lynn, Mike, Carol, and Duda. And many thanks to all the friends that Bruno touched in his very full life. He was loved by many and will be missed by all.
Visitation will be held at Fawcett Funeral Home, 82 Pine St.
Collingwood on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Funeral Mass will take place at Lithuanian Martyrs' Church, 2185 Stavebank Rd., Mississauga at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 12, 2018.
Interment at St. John's Lithuanian Cemetery. Friends may visit Bruno's online Book of Memories at http://www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com.
WALTER CHARLES JONES
June 25, 1928 October 5, 2018
Passed away peacefully at the Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto on Friday, October 5, 2018 at the age of 90 years, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Dilys; predeceased by his first wife, Phyllis.
Walter was a special father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by his children, Lynda (Danny) and Stephen; his stepchildren, David (Lisa), Janice (Gabe), Lise (John) and Meryl (Daniel); and grandchildren, Paul (Shirley), Jennifer (Cory), Jacob and Emma, always reminding them "don't take any wooden nickels." He will also be missed by his cousins, Lillian, Beverley, and Doug in Windsor, Ontario.
Walter spent his entire 40year career at Aetna Canada (Excelsior Life), starting as a young underwriter and ending there as Vice-President. He was a kind, gentle, ethical and generous man. He was very active in East York, serving as Chair of the Toronto East General Hospital Foundation Board and the Hospital's Board of Governors, President of the East York Kiwanis Club and President of the Don Mills Provincial PC Association.
Walter was a life-long Anglican and was fully engaged in the life of the church. He was a proud former President of the Anglican Young Peoples Association (AYPA) and travelled across Canada, visiting young Anglicans from Newfoundland to British Columbia. He was an active volunteer for over 30 years at the Michael Garron Hospital (formerly Toronto East General Hospital) and cherished his time volunteering as the pianist at the ecumenical services in the long-term care unit.
Walter was a voracious reader and was known to have three or four books on the go at any given time.
He loved politics, history, music, a good martini and anything Welsh, and was always up for a spirited debate with family and friends.
A long-time member of The Toronto Hunt, Walter played golf with the "Royal and Ancients" just a few days before he fell ill.
The family wish to thank the staff of the B3 unit at Michael Garron Hospital for their skills and caring during Walter's short stay. Funeral Mass will take place at The Church of St. Jude (Wexford), 10 Howarth Avenue, Scarborough, M1R 1H4 at 10.30 a.m. on Saturday, October 13th.
Visitation will be at the Church from 9 a.m. Donations in Walter's memory may be made to St.
Jude's (Wexford) Anglican Church or the Michael Garron Hospital.
PETER MUIR PARTRIDGE
Passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at home on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the age of 76. A loving husband to Janet (nee Burgoyne) for 50 years; beloved father to Peter W. (Poppy Gilliam) and John; cherished Poppa to Tobias, Chase and Daxx; and devoted brother to John (Jean) of Calgary and Susan of Kingston and their families. He will be fondly remembered by his sister-in-law, Harriet (John) Lehnen and their families. Peter is predeceased by his parents, John and Margaret; and brother-in-law, Henry Burgoyne.
He grew up in Kingston, Ontario and followed his love of music to London, England, to further his education. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music, was the Music Master of Westminster School and was also assistant to the Organist at Westminster Abbey from 1961 - 1964. While there he played the Battle Hymn of the Republic at a memorial service for John F.
Kennedy that was broadcast to every country in the world by the BBC. He also played at the Royal Wedding of Princess Alexandra and Angus Ogilvy. Peter returned to Canada in 1964 to accept the Director of Music position at Ridley College in St. Catharines, where he taught for 5 years. In February 1970 he accepted a position as a stock broker with AE Ames, a predecessor company of RBC Dominion Securities Inc.
where he has worked for 48 years, serving as both a VicePresident and Portfolio Manager, and was looking forward to his 50th anniversary with the firm.
Deeply involved in serving and supporting his local community, Peter was the Director of Music and Organist from 1970-97 at St.
Paul St. United Church (Silver Spire), he founded the first choir at Brock University called the Brockenspiels in the mid 1960's, he was Past President of the Ontario Choral Federation, Past President of the St. Catharines Symphony, a Board Member of Community Concerts, the current treasurer of the Canadian International Organ Competition, and past Chairman of the Royal Canadian College of Organists. Peter had a radio show for 10 years on CKTB called an Invitation to Good Music.
He served 2 terms as a Brock University Trustee (2004 - 2010) and was named a Trustee Emeritus in 2016. When Rodman Hall was taken over by Brock in 2003 Peter was named the Chairman of the Rodman Hall Advisory Board, a position he still held. He has conducted the annual downtown Christmas Civic Carol Concert since its inception 27 years ago. In 2012 he co-chaired Major Giving for the United Way Campaign with his son, Pete, and has supported the Brock Wrestling and Brock Men's Basketball programs for many years. The men's basketball team dressing room was renamed the Partridge Family Locker Room after the family's contribution allowed for it to be completely renovated in 2016. In 2013 Peter played an integral role as the Fundraising Chairman of the new Performing Arts Centre in downtown St. Catharines. He and Janet made a transformational gift of $1 million dollars and the largest of the four stunning performance venues proudly displays the name "Partridge Hall". In 2017 he donated a practice organ at Westminster Abbey and subsequently was invited by Prince Charles to a dinner at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries at Westminster Abbey.
Above all else, he had an unbelievable zest for life, he loved his family and friends, coming into work everyday, the summer cottage, classical music and opera, world travel, his 5:15am daily workouts at the YMCA, fine food, wine and cars, laughter and he loved his city, St. Catharines, and passionately wanted to make it a better place. He will be forever missed. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at the George Darte Funeral Home, 585 Carlton St., St. Catharines on Friday, October 26th from 4 - 8 p.m. There will be a Memorial Service on Saturday, October 27th at 11 a.m. in Partridge Hall at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St.
Catharines. Memorial donations may be made in Peter's honour to United Way Niagara, or to the Partridge-Gilliam Fund (through the Niagara Community Foundation) which supports local children's charities.
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COL (RTD) JACK SANTARELLI WWII
November 21 1924 October 9, 2018
Colonel Santarelli was born in Toronto on November 21, 1924 and died peacefully in Belleville on October 9, 2018, joining his wife of 65 years, Joyce, to whom he was deeply devoted. Son of the late Carlo and Ellen Santarelli; he was predeceased by sisters, Norma, Ruth; and brother, Donald.
He leaves behind his beloved daughter and best friend, BarbaraJo, who gave him a lifetime of pride and joy. As well, he leaves behind his son-in-law and friend, Bob Clute; his grandson, Rob, of whom he was very proud; Rob's devoted wife, Angela; and his three great-grandsons, Connor, Pierson, and Keaton, who brought him such joy.
Jack had a distinguished 35-year military career in the RCAF and had over 6000 hours of flying duties. He crashed twice due to engine failure, once in England and once in Burma, with no loss or injury to any of his crew members. While in Burma, he completed a tour of operations with 435 squadron. Later, he also completed several trips on the Korean airlift with 426 squadron.
Jack is a graduate of the Military College and the Nato Defence College in Rome. While stationed in Halifax, he served as Military Aide to the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. Following, he was appointed Commanding Officer of RCAF Station Moisie, PQ and then Deputy Director of Threat Assessment at NORAD HQ in Colorado Springs. He ended his military career as Director of Security DND. Following retirement, the Secretary General of the United Nations appointed Jack as Director of world wide security for the United Nations, a position he held for several years.
On retirement from the UN, he returned to Toronto and became a Security Consultant to major Canadian corporations. He retired in Toronto where he was born and later moved to his final home in Belleville.
The family will receive friends at the Burke Funeral Home (613-968-6968) 150 Church Street on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 2 - 4 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment at Belleville Cemetery. If so desired, memorial donations to the BGH Foundation Cancer Care would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences http://www.burkefuneral.ca.
JOSEPH SCHWAIGHOFER M.Sc., Ph.D., Prof., Dipl.-Ing., Dr.
Peacefully, at Brampton Civic Hospital on October 6, 2018, in his 95th year. He will be missed dearly by his loving wife, of 42 years, Theresa Schwaighofer (nee Beatson).
Joseph was born in Salzburg, Austria. He spent most of his adult years in Canada, as a Professor of Engineering (Emeritus) at the University of Toronto. Dr. Schwaighofer also served as Honorary Vice-Consul of Austria in the 1990's, at Toronto. His hobbies included skiing, hiking, reading, and supporting many charities; all of which continued in his retirement life in Huntsville, Ontario. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy 10 N. of Q.E.W) on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 2 - 3 p.m. until the time of the Service of Remembrance at 3 p.m.
LUCIEN VERROKEN (Luke)
Born in Belgium on November 30, 1936 and died in Toronto on October 8, 2018 at the Belmont House, at the age of 81 years.
Luke was the Chief Director of Sabeena World Airlines. He is survived by his companion Paul Henry of Toronto and Jacques Boizeau of Paris, France.
A Funeral Mass will be held at St.
Basil's Roman Catholic Parish, 50 St. Joseph's Street, Toronto (416926-7110) on Saturday October 13, 2018 at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends at the church, beginning at 10:30 a.m. A private interment will take place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Belmont House would be appreciated.
KERRY WELCH VILLA
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at age 40. Cherished wife of Pablo.
Beloved daughter of Tafflyn and the late Michael.
After University, she worked and traveled in Europe for a few years before returning to Canada to open and manage the Hilton Garden Inn in Niagara. She joined LRA Worldwide in 2006 where she met her husband Pablo.
Together they traveled the world, spent many wonderful times in Argentina with his family and enjoyed establishing their new home in Mississauga last year. An avid sports aficionado, tennis and golf player, and supporter of Manchester United team.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. (East of the Jane subway) on Saturday, October 13th from 2:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held immediately afterwards at Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel. If friends so desire in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Princess Margaret Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca
TIMOTHY GORDON MITCHELL Nov 3, 1978 - Oct 11, 2010
Forever loved and missed by Mom, Dad, Cait, Nate, Uncle Ron and many dear friends.