December 19, 2023

Alfredo Baraquel Mendez

We are sad to announce that on December 19, 2023, at the age of 63, Alfredo Baraquel Mendez (Toronto, Ontario) passed away.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the DeMarco Funeral Home (Keele Chapel) (3725 Keele St, North York, ON M3J1N4). A funeral mass was held on Thursday, December 28, 2023 at 10:00 AM at the St. Judes Roman Catholic Church (3265 Weston Rd, Toronto, ON M9M2T9). A burial was held on Thursday, December 28, 2023 at the Beechwood Cemetery (7241 Jane St, Concord, ON L4K1A7).

Alfredo was a member of the Toronto Mabuhay Lions club.

November 20, 2023

Jack Lindsay
Jack Lindsay

PIt is with great sadness that I am informing you that Lion Jack Lindsay passed away on Monday.

Lion Jack joined in 1971 and was in his 52nd year of service with the Lions Club of Streetsville.

He was an outstanding example of Lionism. We will miss him greatly.

There will be no visitation. The family is doing a private internment only.

November 8, 2023

Ronald Charles Butwick
Ronald Charles Butwick

Peacefully, and surrounded by family, Ron passed away at Margarets Place Hospice in Dundas on November 8, 2023, in his 83rd year of life. Ron leaves behind his loving wife and friend Pat of 64 years. His daughters Kim (Andre), and Rebecca (Steve), and his beloved grandchildren Paige (Austen), Maxim, Michael, and Jake.

Dear brother of Jeanne, Jim, Karen (Frank), and Rick (Kathy), and brother-in-law to Sue (Ossie). Predeceased by his sisters-in-law Jan and Barbara. Ron also leaves behind many nieces and nephews to mourn his loss.

Ron and Pat were the owner/operators of Butwick Orchards in Carlisle for 60 years. He farmed and provided a community service to many families and school children providing them with an on-farm experience surely to be remembered.

He was a past member of Aldershot, Waterdown, Charter president of Freelton, and lately a member of Dundas.

Ron leaves behind many friends, vacation companions, and people he met through his years of community service in the Flamborough community. He and Pat travelled the world and enjoyed many excursions, always making friends who would become family and leaving behind pleasant memories of time spent and adventures explored.

A funeral mass will be held on Friday, November 17, 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 715 Centre Road, Waterdown, with reception to follow in the Parish Hall.

Donations to the Cancer Assistance Program, Margaret's Place or a charity of your choice in Ron's name would be appreciated.

Condolences may be left at

October 10, 2023

Patricia McSween
Patricia McSween

Patricia Rose Marie McSween, affectionately known as Pat of the parish of Saint Andrew, Grenada died on October 10, 2023.

She was the daughter of the late Enos and Ulyne McSween. mother of Gordon, Noyle, Judica, Phylisia and Kyron. grandmother of: Kaycee, Brandon, Britney, Sheniqua, Kyle, Levi, Lexi, Amiah, Amelia Judah, Joseph, Ja'eim and Nandi. was the sister to Ann, Joan, Lenard, John, Ruby and Augustine McSween. Mother-in-law of: Shain Collier and Madonna McSween.

Viewing will be held at the Forest Lawn Chapel on November 3, 2023 at 12 noon sharp to 12.30 pm followed by the cremation.

May Patricia Rose Marie McSween's sweet soul rest in peace with the lord.

Patricia was a member of the Etobicoke Alpha Lions club.

September 2, 2023

William “Bill” Auld
William “Bill” Auld

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of William Auld (Mississauga, Ontario), who passed away on September 2, 2023, at the age of 70, leaving to mourn family and friends.

He was predeceased by : his parents, Doug Auld and Elaine Auld. He is survived by : his wife Dawn Auld; his son John Auld; his daughter-in-law Constance; his granddaughter Isabella; and his brothers, Onnolee (Brian Hayes), Eric (Dianne MacMillan) and Mark MacMillan. He is also survived by his many nieces and nephews.

Bill was a Lion for almost 50 years and was an active member of the Mississauga Cookesville Lions.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Army Navy & Airforce Veterans Club, 765 Third Street, Mississauga.

In lieu of flowers, Bill would have appreciated anyone wishing to make a donation to consider the Army Navy & Airforce Veterans Club (ANAF) Lakeshore #262.

July 26, 2023

Joseph Seecharan
Joseph Seecharan
1-Jan-1941 - 26-Jul-2023

Joseph was a member of the Leaside Lions club from June 1, 1988 until his death. He served many executive roles, including multiple terms as President and as Treasurer.

July 14, 2023

Norm Henry Chanonat
Norm Henry Chanonat
27-Mar-1945 - 12-Jul-2023

With heavy hearts, we announce our beloved Norman's passing. Preceded by his sisters Claudia and Joan. He leaves behind his loving wife of 52 years, Mary. He was a caring father to Ian and Adam (Victoria). He will forever be missed by his grandchildren Erin, Sara, and Rachel.

Norm was a devoted member of the Lake Shore Lions Club. Having been the youngest member ever to join and staying loyal to the club for 59 years. A fixture at Lakeshore Lions Arena and the Ford Performance Centre. Norm was a die-hard fan of the Montreal Canadiens. He was over the moon when they won the cup in 1994 and felt that same rush in 2021 when they beat the Leafs and made it all the way to the Stanly Cup finals.

Friends and family will be received on Thursday, July 20, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Ridley Funeral Home Ltd., 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W (at Fourteenth St. between Kipling and Islington). A funeral service will take place on Friday, July 21, at 1:00 pm in the chapel. Burial to follow at Glendale Memorial Gardens (1810 Albion Rd)

June 21, 2023

Heather Tynes
Heather Tynes
22-May-1958 - 21-Jun-2023

It is with incredible sadness that the Tynes family announces the death of their beloved family member, Heather Tynes on June 21, 2023. She was born in Truro on May 22, 1958.

Heather was predeceased by her mother, Marie Tynes (Mentis); her father, Ronald Tynes and her sister, Frances Tynes.

She is survived by her beloved son, Chayo Tynes (Toronto); sisters, Brenda Mentis (Truro), Joanne Reddick (Mulgrave), Laura Tynes (Montreal), Misty Moore (Dartmouth), Emma Neeves, (London), and Ronda Jones (Toronto); her brothers, Gregory Tynes (Truro), Brad Tynes, (Montreal) and Raymond Tynes (Truro). She is also survived by her many loved and cared for nieces and nephews.

Heather was a steward with CUPE Local No 4400 as well as a charter member of the Toronto Centennial Lions Club. She was a long time Early Childhood Educational Assistant for children with special needs with the Toronto District School Board. Heather was adored by all the students and children who passed through her classes and who enjoyed her academic and emotional support in the classroom. She was well respected and loved by all whom she encountered in her positions with the schools.

Heather was also extremely passionate about genealogy and spent many years researching and collecting every branch on the family tree.

The family would like to thank Dr. Smith and her team, as well as the VON that cared for Heather. A special thank you to the palliative care team of Colchester East Hants Health Centre with extra recognition to Dr. Henderson, Brittany, Janet and Keisha. The above and beyond support from Brenda, Misty, Kimmie, Marie, Sherlon and Vanessa is greatly appreciated by the family. Thank you to Terry for driving “Miss Daisy” everywhere.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate that donations be made to the Zion United Baptist Church and CEHHC “We Care About Cancer”.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 29 from 6-8pm with a funeral service on Friday, June 30 at 2:00 pm both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, NS. Rev. Dr. Frank Guinta officiating the service. Webcasting will begin at 1:58pm (AST) and can be viewed by visiting

April 30, 2023

Alan Robert Lennox
Alan Robert Lennox

After an amazing night watching the Leafs win with his little brother John, Alan's brief fight with cancer ended. On April 30, listening to Gordon Lightfoot, Alan closed his eyes and peacefully went to sleep with his bucket list complete.

Grieving this tragic loss is his wife of 37 years Alison, daughter Brittany "BOB" and son-in-law Josh. His son Alistair "AJ" and his furry little girl BB "Stupid". Brother John (Lenore) and sisters Sharon and Janice. Brothers-in-law Scott and Rick. Cousin Tom (Ann) and many family & friends from Canada, and as far away as Scotland, New Zealand and NFLD.

Also feeling this loss and having been a huge support for the Lennox family are Soul Sister Ann (Dave), Dez (Allen), Nicole (Pete), Shania (TL). Big Bro John(Legion) and Stan(Lions), friends Gwen and Sue.

Alan was very proud of his work and services with the Stoney Creek Lions, Branch's 622 & 58 Royal Canadian Legion, and a retiree of Dofasco. He'll be remembered for his sense of humor, his debates about politics, his love of music and sports (especially TiCats, Pittsburg Steelers, NY Yankees and of course - his Leafs), and the Gateshead Gang seeing him at 6am out-front with his beer and 70s music playing.

As per Alans wishes, a private service and cremation has already taken place. Please join us to celebrate his life with song, a few stories and lots of laughs. Just the way he wanted it. But REMEBER TO WEAR YOUR SPORTS JERSEYS. (Habs and Argo fans can sit in the back).

Sunday May 21, 2023 1-4 pm. Royal Canadian Legion. 1st Floor. 12 King St E. Stoney Creek, Ont.

If you have any photos of Alan you'd like to share, please contact Brittany 289-684-2840

And like Alan always says " Don't worry, we're still getting an LRT !!!!!!!

March 24, 2023

Harrikissoon "Ken" Ramcharitar
Harrikissoon "Ken" Ramcharitar
24-Mar-1940 - 20-Apr-2023

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear Ken on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at the Scarborough Health Network – Centenary Site, with his loving family by his side. Beloved husband to Eva Rawana. Cherished stepfather of Prudy (Luc), Mandy (John) and Sherlock (Urania). Treasured grandfather of Marcus (Jyzel), Matt (Shelley), Allyyssaa, Candice, Illayna, Sean-Michael and River; great-grand-father of Jasper, Johnathan, Asher and Weston. Predeceased by his parents Motee and Betty. Survived by his siblings Anette, Yvonne, Norma, John “Cola”, Loreen, Juliet, Sumintra “Tatsy”, Babs and Anita. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to the Highland Funeral Home – Scarborough Chapel (3280 Sheppard Avenue E, west of Warden Avenue) on Sunday, April 23, 2023 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. A Funeral Service will follow at 12 p.m. All are welcome to join the family for a time of reflection and refreshments in the funeral home from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

If you are unable to attend the Funeral Service in person, please join the family virtually via livestream

March 24, 2023

Frank Richard Armstrong
Frank Richard Armstrong

Passed away peacefully on Friday March 24, 2023 at Maple Villa, at the age of 94.

Frank was born and raised in Burlington on September 4, 1928. Father to Leigh Armstrong (Jeizel) and Jill Armstrong (Paul Masterson); beloved wife of the late May Armstrong for 67 years. Loving grandfather of Emma, Harris and Jaynelle; and loving great-grand-father to Charlotte. Predeceased by his two siblings Beezer (Christopher) and Les Armstrong.

Family and friends will be received at the Smith’s Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, Burlington (905-632-3333) on Thursday March 30, 2023 from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 10 a.m. with a reception to follow at the funeral home.

For those that wish, donations in the memory of Frank to the Dog Guides.

The family would like to extend a warm thank you to the staff, residents and team at Maple Villa for helping make Frank’s final years comfortable and memorable.

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March 10, 2023

Megashnee Shanmughan
Megashnee Shanmughan

It is with profound sadness that we send warm thoughts with sincere condolences to the family and friends of our dearly departed Lion Megashnee SHANMUGHAN, who joined our Lions Family as the first Club Secretary of the Mississauga Monarch Lions Club (MMLC), and was a vibrant dedicated Lion ready and willing to give generously of her time, talent and treasure in sterling service to her club, community and to humanity.

Lion Megashnee had recently migrated from Kerala India as the only child of her parents who still live in India and moved to Canada with dreams and hopes of building a bright future. A graduate in International Business Management she pursued her career as a Health Insurance Advisor and was an active volunteer with the Red Cross in India before joining the Mississauga Monarch Lions Club to continue her volunteerism in Canada.

We send heartfelt kind thoughts as we mourn her loss with her surrogate mother/Canadian guardian/caregiver extraordinaire PZC Lion President Khalilah Megan CAMPBELL in the true spirit of Lionism, as well as her many relatives and friends in India and Canada, and Lions family - especially members of the Mississauga Monarch Lions Club in particular, and all Lions of Zone 6A, Region 6, District A-711 (GTHA), Multiple District A (Ontario), and Lions Clubs International (LCI).

Do take solace that "when someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure", "death ends a life, not a relationship".

May her soul rest in eternal peace, and light perpetual shine upon her with strength to the family members to bear the loss.

In sorrow

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February 17, 2023

Robert John Young
Robert John Young
November 19, 1946 - February 17, 2023

Passed at Joseph Brant Hospital on Friday, February 17th at the age of 76, surrounded by family after a long battle with Parkinson’s. Beloved husband of Bonnie Jean Young (nee Cummings) for over 54 years; loving father of Tammi (Dan) Pozzobon, Christine (Ash) McMillan and Peter Young; proud grandfather of Mateo, Sierra, Axel, Hayden, Lane and Kyron; and dear brother of Janice (Fred) Young, Ian (Maureen) Young, Mike (Marjorie) Young. Robert will be deeply missed by his siblings-in-law Gordon (Eileen) Cummings, Brian Cummings, Douglas (Carolynn) Cummings and the late Donald Cummings.

Robert was committed to his community. He proudly served as a senior constable with the Ontario Provincial Police for 30 years. He also recently received his 50-year service pin from the Burlington Central Lions Club.

Visitation will be held at Smith’s Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, Burlington (one stop light north of the QEW) on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Wellsprings Church, 4457 New St, Burlington at 11:00am.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s honour to Parkinson Canada would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

February 14, 2023

Howard Partington
Howard Partington

It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of Howard Partington, at the age of 87, on February 14, 2023, in Hamilton, Ontario after a 2-year battle with cancer, surrounded by his family.

A loving husband to Diane, father of Neal (Victoria), Todd (Hayley), and Trisha (Tyler), and grandfather to Kaitlyn, Tanner & Sydney.

Howard was born in Leeds, England but moved to Canada in his mid-twenties. He worked for IBM where he was transferred to the Eastern Townships in the early 70's where he and Diane raised their family and started their business of running a kennel and breeding Golden Retrievers and Clumber Spaniels.

Those who knew Howard, knew he had a great sense of humour, was smart, compassionate, and kind. Howard was a strong, quiet man who loved fine woodworking and making furniture, playing golf, curling, and was a member of The Lions Club. His memory will always be a treasure.

A celebration of life for Howard will be done in the Spring. Details to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any who wish to send a donation to the Emmanuel House in Hamilton in memory of Howard.

February 12, 2023

Carlos Neto
Carlos Neto
November 9, 1950 - February 12, 2023

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, relative and friend Carlos Sousa Neto who passed away peacefully in Headwaters Health Care Centre on February 12, 2023 at the age of 72. Carlos is pre-deceased by his parents Valentim (Celeste) and Matilda, his wife Barbara Jean Neto and partner Georgina Hiles. He was born in Lisbon Portugal on November 9, 1950 and immigrated to Canada in 1966 settling in Toronto with his Mother Matilda.

Carlos will forever be in the hearts of his surviving family, his children Carlos Neto (Jennifer) Michelle Bridges (Glenn) Ashley Neto, Kim Hiles and Kevin Hiles; beloved sister Cila Neto; his cherished grandchildren Amelia, Sara, Jaime, Dimitry, Ben, Addison, Aubrey, Jaxon, Gracelyn and Delilah.

He will be dearly missed by many relatives, friends and co-workers. Carlos was a devoted Lions Club Member and President for many years. He was a passionate Toronto Maple Leafs & Jays fan and spent many years fishing, camping, coaching soccer and was also a dedicated hockey, ringette and baseball dad.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on February 16, 2023 at Turner & Porter (Neweduk Chapel) at 1981 Dundas St West, Mississauga Ontario L5K 1R2. Visitation will be held at 11:00am to 1:00pm prior to the funeral service. Burial to follow the funeral at Springcreek Cemetery (1390 Clarkson Road North, Mississauga Ontario) and family and friends are invited to gather at The Residence Inn by Marriott (2145 North Sheridan Way, Mississauga, Ontario)

Our family is grateful for the support received from the caregiving team at Headwaters Health Care Centre, West Park Health Care Centre, Dr Josephson, Dr Mauro, Dr Smith and Dr Chow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Headwaters Health Care Centre or The Arthritis Society Canada.

February 5, 2023

Paul Hanson
Paul Hanson

We are sad to announce that Paul passed away on February 5 at Billings Court Manor. He received excellent care for which we are very grateful.

Our larger than life fun-loving husband, father and gramps has left us after a life well lived. He is survived by his wife, Sue, his children, Hart (Brigitte), Stevi (Blair), Paul (Lisa), John (Amy), Jennifer, Laura (Daryl) and his stepson Stefan (Jennifer) along with his many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Paul was born in Idaho where he was a star athlete in football and track and field. He often told stories (maybe embellished as he was prone to do!) of his high school winning the state track and field championships because he won ten events! At the University of Idaho he was again a star athlete in football and his javelin throwing had him very close to making the Olympics. He began his career in education, teaching and coaching in California.

After his move to Canada with his wife, Brenda and their children, he made the career change to focus on pharmaceutical and direct sales management. Thus began the most satisfying stage of his career. At his retirement party in Mississauga, he was honoured to have the Mayor of Mississauga, Hazel McCallion, attend the celebration and commemorate him.

During their marriage of 40 years, Paul and Sue travelled and enjoyed their many special friendships. Motorbike rides to Dover, golf games and his association with the Burlington Lions Club and the Farmers Market were memories he cherished. But most importantly, he loved the simple things in life and passed that gift on to his children.

As his health deteriorated and walking became more challenging, his eldest son, Hart, once told him that he could think of nothing better than to go on a walk with his dad and sit on every bench on the way into town to watch the world go by. All his children felt that way; what a legacy!

Paul had an extraordinary ability to relate to people. His easy smile and great empathy resulted in many special friendships. He could find humour and mischief in any situation. His charm, fun-loving spirit and life lessons will live on in all of us. He will always be our hero!

In lieu of flowers, and if you wish, please consider a donation to the Alzheimers Society. Cremation has already taken place. Details regarding a Celebration of Paul's life will be announced at a later date.

January 13, 2023

Horace Thorne
Horace Thorne

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Horace Thorne on January 13, 2023 in Brampton Ontario at the age of 85.

Loving husband of 60 years to Grace, devoted father to Jacqueline (Theodore) and Lincoln (Doreen), cherished grandfather to Martin.

Horace will be deeply missed by his many family and friends.

A visitation will be held at the Glendale Funeral Home located at 1810 Albion Rd. Etobicoke. ON M9W 5T1 on Saturday January 21 from 2pm - 3pm with a funeral service on the same day from 3pm tp 4pm. Cremation will take place at a later date.

To view a live stream of the service, please proceed to this link.

For those who wish to send flowers, we ask they be delivered to the funeral home no later than Saturday noon. Thank you to everyone for your kind thoughts and wishes during this difficult time.

January 3, 2023

Robert William (Bob) Smale
Robert William (Bob) Smale
October 21, 1932 - January 3, 2023

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Robert William (Bob) Smale on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023 at the age of 90. Bob was born in London, Ontario to parents Ellen (Nellie) Smale and William (Bill) Smale. He is survived by his loving wife Sharon (née Sinden) of 45 years and three beautiful daughters from this union. Andrea (Jacob); Janet (Marc) and Leslie (Nick). In a previous marriage to Patricia (deceased), Bob fathered four daughters. Karen (David) Linda; Marie (John) and Julie (Jim). As a result of bringing all these lovely women into the world he leaves behind 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren (7 boys and 5 girls and so Mother Nature evens things out) and became a loving Grandpa to all of them. Bob was predeceased by his sister Annabelle and has a younger brother Jim living in London, Ontario.

Bob grew up in Mt Brydges, Ontario and as a young man worked in several places including various tobacco farms and an ice cream parlour from which he would laughingly tell of his dismissal because of serving too much ice cream to his friends! He went on to work with Bell Canada installing transfer stations throughout southern Ontario and other locations in Canada; drove a school bus (where he stopped traffic both ways on the QEW!); managed several gas stations on the QE near Fruitland, Burlington, and Bronte Rd. for a number of years. He finally moved on to Ford Motor Company where he started first in warranties and then found his niche in parts sales, where he became top parts salesman in Ontario. Following more than 25 years with Ford he retired but continued his sales career selling floor finishes; Terra Cotta Cookies to GTA schools and finally driving shuttle buses for nearby car dealerships.

Eventually, he truly retired and spent time in his vegetable garden and with his grandchildren and tinkering with projects, something he had done all his life. He was very interested and knowledgeable about cars, airplanes, and aviation history, stamp and coin collecting, and took great pleasure in furthering his knowledge as a history buff. Bob was a long-standing and dedicated member of the Streetsville Lions Club, Streetsville Probus, and the Streetsville Horticultural Society enjoying the camaraderie of all of them. A supportive member of the community, he was well known for his witty personality, his many jokes, and his ability to converse with almost anyone about almost anything. He will be sadly missed by all.

A Celebration of Life truly in Bob's style to take place Saturday, February 11 in Heritage Hall at Streetsville United Church, 274 Queen Street S. Streetsville.

Our family would be delighted to have you drop in between 1:30 and 4:30 to share happy thoughts, laughter, and memories which Bob would have loved. We will have a short "formal" recognition at about 2:00

In lieu of flowers, donations would be gratefully received by the Streetsville Lions Club and put to very good use. Please note they are a non-registered charity. Cheques can be sent to:

Lions Club of Streetsville
P.O. Box 42251
128 Queen St. S.
Mississauga, ON
L5M 4Z0