December 10, 2015

Elisa Rabanillo
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It is with regret that I have to advise that Charter Member and a Past President of Toronto Golden Vision Lions Club- Lion Elisa Rabanillo has passed away. There will be a Lion Service at The Funeral Home at 7:00 PM on Thursday, December 10. However visitations are from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM on both Thursday, December 10 and Friday, December  11.

Turner & Porter
1981 Dundas St. West
Mississauga, ON L5K 1R2

905 828-8000

December 10 & 11, 2015
Time: 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Time: 11:00am – Saturday, December 12, 2015
Church Service: St. Martin of Tours Parish
1290 McBride Ave., Mississauga, ON

Glen Oaks Memorial Cemetery
3164 Ninth Line
Oakville, On

905 257-1100

November 16, 2015

Bram Eberhardt
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It is with sadness that I report the passing of Lion Bram Eberhardt at the age of 91. Lion Bram was a Padre in the second World War and is being remembered by a Celebration of Life and a Legion service with this service taking place at The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 582 at Hensall Circle and Dundas St. East in Mississauga. The service will take place at 1:00 PM on Saturday November 21, 2015.

PDDG Lion Rob Sutherland
Secretary Lions Club of Mississauga Credit Valley

Octpber 27, 2015

ROUBOS, Mathys Peter
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July 28, 1938 - October 27, 2015

Today we say goodbye to a dear husband, dad, grandpa, brother, and friend to many.

Peter was a proud Lions Club member, Club 60 card player, and always active in the community.

He was born and raised in Stoney Creek. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Donna, children, Deb (Frank), Sue (Dave), Jim, Tom (Judy), Rick (Laura), Jen (predeceased) (Dan). His many grandchildren, Mathew, Andrea, Leta, Chris, Tino, JJ, Courtney, Ryan (predeceased), Sean, Jackson, Ainsley, Steven, Michael, Allison, and Ariel could always bring a smile to his face even on the most difficult of days.

Brother to Bert (predeceased), Bill (predeceased), Nellie (Mal), and Bob.

Special thanks to those wonderful people who visited and befriended him, and to Dr. Paul Andrus for going above and beyond in his care.

August 30, 2015

Lion Glen Ralph Wright
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Sunday, July 16, 1933 - Sunday, August 30, 2015

A Lion for 32 years and a Life Member of the Nelson/Burlington Clubs, passed away on Sunday August 30. Visitation is to be held on Thursday, September 3, at 12 Noon at the Smith Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street, Burlington. A funeral service will follow at 1 PM at the same location.

At request of the family, there will not be a Lions memorial service, but Lions are welcome to attend, in their vests if they wish.

The following information was provided by Burlington Lion Al Fanjoy:
A tremendous person, family man & dedicated Lion. The following are some of the contributions Lion Glen made to the Club & Community since meeting him in 1984.

  1. Life Time Member of the Burlington Lions Club.
  2. Past President,Treasurer, Secretary, Board Member of the Burlington Nelson Lions Club.
  3. Past Manager of Burlington Lions Club Farmers Market. Many times he was at the market by 7:00AM after doing a late night Bingo finishing at 1:00AM. Very much involved in the relocation of the market from Guelph line to Prospect Street & brain storming power options. This followed by the generator selection & installation on a limited time frame & budget for market opening day.
  4. Past Bingo Chairman for the Burlington Nelson Lions Club Bingo program including working with his wife & family.
  5. Past Chairman of the Seniors Xmas light tour to Niagara Falls each year sponsored by the Lions Club.
  6. Organized Lions participation at soccer tournaments giving participants hot dogs, beverages & treats. Great exposure & communication.
  7. Organized Lions murder mystery dinner.
  8. There was no event Lion Glen did not volunteer to participate for & when needed to organize. A valuable active & respected member & easy to work with.
  9. Lion Glen was recently nominated for Burlington Citizen of the Year award & was runner up.

July 24, 2015

Johnston, J. Keith: James Keith Johnston

Peacefully at Avalon Care Centre on Friday, July 24, 2015 at the age of 81. Beloved husband of the late Margaret. Loving father of Corinne Robb (Donald), Diane Hall (Rob), and Wendy Medwid (John). Cherished grandfather of Kristin, Nicole, Lyndsey, Gordon, Ashley, Ryan and great grandfather of Rochelle. Dear brother of Eileen Burch (Bruce) and Ross (Carolanne) and the late Grant. Keith will also be missed by other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be held at the Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, 21 First Street, Orangeville on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 11 a.m. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery, Orangeville. Memorial donations to Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Peel - Dufferin Chapter or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

A tree will be planted in memory of Keith in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at

July 4 2015

Lion John Sosniak John Sosniak February 12, 1938 - July 4, 2015

Peacefully on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital in his 78th year. John, beloved husband of the late Margaret. Loving father of John and his wife Mary, David and his wife Sue. Dear grandpa of Alicia, Jacob, Jordan and Benjamin. Loving brother of Stella. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Walton Memorial United church.

Lion John became a Lion with Thistletown Lions Club in February, 1981. Held the position of Zone 32A Chair 2004-05. He was a Melvin Jones Fellow.

Lion John was always there to chip in and cook our Lions a meal when asked and do the BBQs for our LIONIC. Lion John was a very active and dedicated Lion and he will be truly missed by our Lions Club.

June 8, 2015

Charlie Alleyne 1933-01-07 - 2015-06-08

It is with sad news that we announce the passing of Lion Archie Alleyne a member of the Toronto Bathurst Lions club and long time jazz musician this morning at the Bridgepoint Health Centre.

He was 82 years and was named as an officer for the Order Of Canada in 2012 and recently the Harry Jerome Award for his efforts in aspiring young musicians.

Lion Abdullah Gamandie


With heavy hearts, we are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Canadian jazz pioneer Archie Alleyne, whose battle with prostate cancer ended on Monday, 8th June at 7:53 am.

The legendary self-taught drummer, who broke colour barriers in Toronto clubs in the 1940s, was 82. Alleyne, who has made a significant contribution throughout his 60-year career in music, business and philanthropy, had planned to host the launch of his memoir Colour Me Jazz on June 14 at the Paintbox Bistro. The event has been postponed until further notice, and a celebration of his life will be scheduled later this month.

Viewings for Archie Alleyne will be held tomorrow Wednesday, June 10 and Thursday June 11 between the hours of 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm at The Cardinal Funeral Home, 366 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON.

In lieu of flowers, the Alleyne family has requested that donations be made to the Archie Alleyne Scholarship Fund. There is also a social media campaign to commemorate Archie’s memory, with the official hashtag tribute #withoutthepastthereisnofuture

On behalf of the Archie Alleyne family, we thank you for your continued support at this difficult time.

Leilah Dhoré
Executive Assistant to Archie Alleyne, C.M.

May 28 2015

Lion Bernadette Hill Bernadette Hill February 9, 1947 - May 28, 2015

It is with great sadness that I share with you the passing of my mother, Bernadette Hill on May 28 at approx. 2:20 a.m. Born in Walsall, England as a twin and immigrated to Canada in 1977 for a better life. She worked as a printer until her health deteriorated. My mom struggled with cancer for the last 18 years. Like a trooper she never complained.

She volunteered for Lions Club in Picton and Georgetown and was a member of the Red Hats and spent many hours at the Seniors Centre in town.

In her earlier days she loved fishing. She spent many hours at Cote Terrace playing Skip Bo and Rummikub and watching the birds from her recliner. Her favourite restaurant was Swiss Chalet and she spent lots of time there with family and friends.

She is survived by her son, Ivan R. Hill and her brothers, Barry Bentley and Terry Bentley and her twin sister, Christine Barnett and sister, Lynda Fletcher. She also leaves behind her two grandchildren David and Nicole Hill and daughter in law Ana Hill.

A Celebration of Life is being held to honour my mother and to honour the mark she made in this world. This celebration will be held in July. We are asking that any memorial gifts be given to Georgetown Hospital in her name. If you would like to be part of celebration, please .

J. S. Jones & Son Funeral Home

April 26, 2015

PDG Lion Derek Bloomfield
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There will be a memorial to Derek on Sunday April 26 from 2-4 PM in the Shamrock Room upstairs at the Centre 2000 Complex on Boland Drive in Erin. Susan has graciously allowed us to have a Lions Memorial Service for PDG Derek at this time.

I would like to have the service at 2 PM sharp. I will be contacting someone from Erin District Lions Club, from District A 711 and from MD “A” to say a few words about their experiences with PDG Derek.

April 5, 2015

John Edward Stewart
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Founder and Builder of Ed Stewart’s Equipment, Erin, Ontario

Hard at work and hard at play, John Edwin Stewart lived life to the limit. Whether it was building a successful business or racing cars, horses and snowmobiles, Ed knew what he wanted and didn’t stop until he took home the prize. Prizes included a shed full of trophies, and numerous sales and community awards (including Rotary’s Paul Harris Award and Lion’s Helen Keller Award), but all paled when compared to Ed’s ultimate treasure, his family.

Nothing has made him prouder than the way his two families have blended so smoothly these last 20 years since he married Lorna Marshall (nee Bessey). Ed’s only regret was that his declining health limited the travelling and fun that Lorna so richly deserved after caring for him so well.

Ed was born in 1932 in Ospringe, the second of Olive (nee Atcheson) and David Stewart’s three sons, Vern being older and Aleck, younger. Ed’s Dad made a living trucking livestock, and Ed was always hanging around the garage. He started doing grease jobs and oil changes at 13, the same year his Dad lent him the truck to drive into Erin to write his Grade 8 final exams. His formal schooling done, Ed wanted only one thing–to make lots of money. Cars and girls were expensive!

In 1955 he opened a one-bay garage on the Ospringe corner and married Jean Theaker, who’d he’d met at the swimming hole on the Eramosa-Erin Townline. It was thin living in “the shack” behind the garage when the boys were born, first Randy and then Jeff, but Jean was right beside him every step of the way and the garage quickly became a popular hangout for local farmers, attracted as much by Ed’s sense of fun as his commitment to service.

Ed’s easy smile, friendly manner and slightly off-coloured jokes stayed with him his whole life, but he was no pushover. As he expanded the garage, started selling tractors, eventually moving into Erin and then Brisbane, bought more property and added agricultural equipment lines, Ed proved a tough negotiator in a briskly competitive industry. Today Stewart’s Equipment is one of the largest, independent, family-owned agricultural equipment suppliers in Ontario.

As hard as Ed worked, there was always time for fun, especially if it meant going fast. First it was horses. He was buying, selling and racing them across fields in his teens. For one season in 1968 he owned a race horse, Lady Farmerette, ridden by an apprentice jockey from Toronto named Sandy Hawley. In 1968 when he started selling snowmobiles, of course he had to race them. In 1970 he entered his first tractor pull at a fall fair, and for a decade kept in shape hauling 150-lb ring weights. But nothing fed his horsepower fever like stock car racing. In his biggest race in 1974, he pitted his skills against some of the best in Canada and the USA at Cayuga speedway in a 250 lap event in which he finished 10th in a field of 32 cars.

Ed Stewart died at home in his 83rd year on Sunday April 5 2015. Leaving behind his wife Lorna, his children Randy (Debbie), Jeff (Laurie), Scott (Karin), Kelly (Harvey), Darryl (Christina), his grandchildren Shannon, Leslie, Darcey, Nina, Lars, Brett and Jaxon, his brother Vernon (Laura), sister-in-law Audrey, many nieces and nephews and countless friends. He is predeceased by his first wife Jean, his parents David and Olive Stewart, and brother Aleck.

Right until the end Ed was joking with his care team and cuddling with his grandchildren. He may have watched the animated movie “Cars” more times than any Grandpa ever.

Friends will be received at Butcher Funeral Home Monday April 6th 7-9 p.m., Tuesday April 7th 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. for visitation services. Funeral Service to be held at Butcher Funeral Home, (5399 Main St. S. Erin, ON) Wednesday April 8, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

Donations may be made to Erin Wellington Community Services (EWAG), Upper Credit Humane Society or Erin Agricultural Society.

March 29 2015

Lion Max Khan Max Khan

Died early Sunday after going to Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital with flu-like symptoms.

The 46-year-old Khan was the federal Liberal candidate in the new Oakville-North Burlington riding for the upcoming federal election and a multi-term councillor for Oakville's Ward 6.

Funeral prayers will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the ISNA Canada Mosque, 2200 South Sheridan Way, in Mississauga.

March 16 2015

Lion June WIELESKO June Wielesko April 6, 1943 - February 21, 2015

Peacefully at Toronto East General Hospital on Monday, March 16, 2015. Beloved Wife of the late Nick. Loving Mother of Susan, Sharon (Pat) and Barbara (Beking). Sister of Edna, Ann and Charlie (Marg). Will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Ryan, Abigayle and Nicholas.

Relatives and Friends will be received at GIFFEN-MACK, DANFORTH, FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 2570 Danforth Ave. (next to the Main St. Subway Station), 416-698-3121, on Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Church of the Resurrection, 1100 Woodbine Ave., Toronto, on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Online condolences can be made to: - See more here.

February 21, 2015

Vytantas Vytold Robert Dambrauskas
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April 6, 1943 - February 21, 2015

Suddenly at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at the age of 71. He is survived by his wife Pat; son Robert (Julie Frost); daughter Trish Crawford (Dale); grandchildren John, Samantha and Alexis; sister Ida Ulbinas; brother Ed (Judy); and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents John & Alexandria and his brother John.

Bob served three years in the Canadian Army and shortly after joined the O.P.P. where he served the Caledon area for 30 years. Upon retirement he joined the Caledon Lions Club where he received the Melvin Jones Award. He was also involved with District Lions, Caledon Agricultural Society and the Caledon Village Association.

Visitation will be held at the Dods & McNair Funeral Home & Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville on Friday, February 27th, 2015 from 6-9 p.m.. A Lions service will held at 7:30 p.m. (assemble at 7:15 p.m.). A Celebration of Life will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lions Dog Guides "OPENING DOORS TO INDEPENDENCE" campaign or the Bethell Hospice Foundation.

A tree will be planted in memory of Bob in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at

February 18, 2015

Ariaan (Harry) Mans Ariaan (Harry) Mans July 27, 1934 - February 18, 2015

After a valiant struggle, Harry has gone to be with our Lord and Saviour on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 in his 81st year.

Beloved husband of Elena (1993) for the past 22 years. Dad to Wendy (Andrew), Albert Peter (Lynnmarie), Daniel (Maureen), and stepson German (Oxsana). Special Opa to Donna (Frank), Freda (Vince), Chris (Marie), Patrick, Sarah, Jordon, and Alexander (Sasha). Fondly remembered brother to Sieny (Bill), Gayle (John), John (Alice), Gary (Helen), Nick, Jenny, Piet (deceased) and many nieces and nephews. Survived by Step-mum Anna Mans and step-brothers and sisters. Predeceased by his first wife Virginia Ann (Price) in 1992 and his parents Albert and Lammigje.

Harry immigrated from Holland in 1951 to Dunnville where he worked on a dairy farm, then at The Welland Dairy and The Stoney Creek Dairy where he started Mans Delivery Service. In 1978 he purchased Mountaineer Movers Ltd and was active in the business until he became ill in January 2014.

Harry was an active member of Paramount Drive Alliance Church, Stoney Creek Lions Club, Coffee Hour for Seniors, Winona Men’s Club and a volunteer for various organizations including Canadian Salvage Missions, Dream Centre Camp Dorset ( Dialysis Camp) run by Lions.

Harry was a generous, kind and loving person that will greatly missed by many. Rest in peace until we meet again.

The family would like to thank Bayshore Healthcare for all their help in the last year, especially Marion and Happy. Thank you to Dr. George Tiab for all your care. Thank you to all his neighbours and friends for your support.

Visitation at Donald V. Brown Funeral, 36 Lake Avenue Drive, Stoney Creek, on Friday, February 20,2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral at Paramount Alliance Church, 1035 Paramount Dr., Stoney Creek on Saturday, February 21,2015 at 11 a.m. Private family interment will be held on Monday.

If you wish, in lieu of flowers, donations to Salvage Mission would be appreciated. Notes of sympathy and condolence may be left at

February 15, 2015

McCAY, Ronald Nelson
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March 6, 1929 - February 15, 2015

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at the age of 85. Ronald, beloved wife of the Kathleen for 65 years. Loving father of Robert (predeceased) and Laurie (John). Cherished grandfather of Anthony and Tyler. Great Grandfather to Audrina. Brother to Maureen. Brother in Law to Doreen (Bob).

Ronald was a lifelong member of the Scarborough Central Lions Club.

Resting at PAUL O’CONNOR FUNERAL HOME, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East, (between Pharmacy and Warden) on Thursday from 2 –4 pm and 6-8 pm. Funeral Mass on Friday at 10 am in St Jude’s Wexford Church. Interment at St Jude’s Wexford Cemetery.

February 11, 2015

Gary Campbell
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It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our very dedicated member - Lion Gary Campbell. Lion Gary will be missed greatly by the members of our Club for his sense of humour and honesty. He was a personal friend to all of us. Lion Gary joined the York Lions Club in October 2005.

Our Club has lost a wonderful Lion and friend.

January 26, 2015

Lothar Manfred "Roy" Reusche
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(1934 - 2015)

Lion Roy joined the Lions Foundation in 1983 and became a life membership of Lions Foundation of Canada in 2004.

He was President 1991 – 1992 and 1999 – 2000, a Melvin Jones Fellow, Helen Keller Fellowship and Life Directorship of Lions Camp Dorset

Visitation will be at Lee’s Funeral Home Thursday Jan. 29th from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00

There will be a Lions Service on Thursday Jan. 29 at 7:00. For those that will be attending please be there by 6:45 and wear you vests.

Funeral Service will be held on Friday January 30 at the Streetsville United Church at 11:00 am with reception following immediately after.

Lee’s Funeral Home
258 Queen Street S.
Streetsville, L5M 1L8
905 826-1148
Streetsville United Church
274 Queen St. S.
Streetsville, L5M 1L8

January 13, 2015

Bill Smith Bill Smith

was a man of vision, action, and service. He has always devoted himself to charity work. He was a Boy Scout leader for a deaf Pack and taught Sunday School to teen boys.

Bill was a member of the Lions Club for 21 years and was on the Board for 12. His fundraising efforts included raising $120 000 for eye research at Western Hospital. He organized billets for a Youth Exchange with New Zealand and Australia. He traveled widely.

Bill was head of the Fun Fair Committee for the Curran Hall neighbourhood. For many years his family decorated the community centre for New Year's Eve, the church for Christmas, and for many 25th wedding anniversaries. Bill made many prize-winning floats for parades in Scarborough and was involved with the Easter Parade. He helped with the Vanier Cup and the first dance at SkyDome!

Amidst all of his community involvement, Bill worked for General Motors and then at Bell Canada as a truck mechanic. He has been married to Marilyn for 55 years, is "a good father" to his 3 children and is a patient grandfather. Bill is known for his friendliness.

Thank you for your tremendous example of "making the most of life,' Bill!

In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.