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"DIF" 2006 Obituary


DIFABRAZIO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-01 published
Passed from this life on February 27, 2006, in his 83rd year at Sunnybrook Veterans Hospital. Sadly missed by Barry and Susan MILLER, sister Helen (Ted) BOYLE and nephew Nick DIFABRAZIO and family of N.J. Along with scattered kin and many Friends. Ivor will now join his soul mate Ellenor who predeceased him in 1993. Ivor led an active life as past treasurer of Beaches Lion Club, Royal Canadian Legion 42 and Monarchist League, as well as being the longest serving District Returning Officer in Ontario. Resting at Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway), visitation begins on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a funeral service on Thursday, March 2nd at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Diabetes Association or the Toronto East General Hospital would be appreciated by Ivor.

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DIFEBO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-22 published
BALL, Frank Clayton
Surrounded by his family on Thursday, April 20, 2006 at York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill, Frank Clayton BALL, Nobleton, in his 71st year, beloved husband for 51 years of Mary Elizabeth (née CHAPMAN). Dear father of Barbara GODDARD (Bob), Susan DIFEBO (Gino,) Valerie BALL, Nancy WOOLDRIDGE (Alan.) Proud grandfather of Adam, Dan, Kyle, Megan, Jared, Josh, Amanda, Emma and Christopher and predeceased by Tyler. Predeceased by his brother Ervin, survived by his brothers Don and Ron and his sisters Sheila, Dorothy, Bev and Dawna. Retired from Air Canada on October 31, 1994 after 35 years of service. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Monday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, April 25 at 2 o'clock. Interment Nobleton Community Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association, York Area, 505 Hood Road, Unit 26, Markham L3R 5V6. Condolences for the family may be offered at

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DIFEDE 2006-05-31 published
In Loving Memory of Derik WHITING, age 24, of Grand Bend, who suddenly left us, Monday, May 29, 2006. Loving son to Wendy and Ben SITEK of Petrolia, Larry and Marlena WHITING of Grand Bend. Outstanding brother to Cory SITEK and Bobi-Jo (WHITING) VAN MEENEN and her late husband Chad VAN MEENEN. Special friend to Amy JEFFREY. Predeceased by grandfather Stanley WHITING. Precious grand_son to Ev and John McALLISTER, Harvey and Esther HILLMAN, Jack KOPSTEIN, Ed and Tillie SITEK and Louise DIFEDE and her late husband Gilbert. He will always be the best uncle to Zack and Ryder. Awesome nephew to Mel and Nancy, Ruth and Paul, Barb and Lorne, Linda and Dennis, Faye and Dwight, Neil and Susan, Dale and Bonnie, Anthony, Debbie and Mark, Lynda and Randy, Ben and Elly, Alice and Ron and Rich. Missed by all his loving cousins and many Friends. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Wednesday commencing at 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.; where the funeral service will be held Thursday, June 1, 2006 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Paul ROSS officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Grand Bend Baseball Project, Bluewater Health, C.E.E. site, Petrolia or charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at

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DIFFENDAFFER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-03 published
SPRENGER, Charles Karl
Peacefully, in the presence of his family on Sunday, April 30, 2006 at Owen Sound. Charles, beloved husband of Margaret and dear father of Christine Norman and her husband Ralph, Jonathan and his wife Anita and Joel and his wife Valerie. Much loved grandfather of Molly, Andre, Truly, Victor, Sylvia, Jonathan, Hannah, Stephanie and Victoria. Greatgrandfather of Payton and Liberty. He will be missed by his sisters Dorothy JONES and Mildred DIFFENDAFFER and their families. Resting at the Scott Funeral Home - Mississauga Chapel, 420 Dundas St. East (one block west of Cawthra Rd.), 905-272- 4040 on Friday from 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday May 6, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. in the Chapel, with visitation from 10: 00 a.m. until time of service.

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DIFFER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-03 published
At Gateway Haven in Wiarton Monday morning May 1, 2006 with her daughter by her side. The former Nicki GREGAN of Wiarton formerly of Sauble Beach. Beloved wife of Ian BELTON. Loving mother of Susan DIFFER and her partner Terry BIRT of Mississauga and Bev and her husband Reg LOVICK of Saskatoon. Lovingly remembered by her four grandchildren; Robert, Andrew, John and Cynthia. Dear sister of Neva LEVERE of New Brunswick. Predeceased by one brother Ian. A celebration of Nicki's life will be conducted from the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Friday afternoon at 1: 00 p.m. with Lieutenant Mary MILLAR officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment Zion Cemetery following cremation. Memorial contributions to the Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Nicki by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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DIFFLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-18 published
GLEESON, Thomas Patrick Joseph
After a courageous battle with cancer, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2006. Thomas, born on March 23, 1932, in Limerick City, Republic of Ireland. Loving husband and best friend of Barbara (née LEONARD.) Loving father of Carol, Tom Jr., Terence and his wife Christina, Kevin and his wife Trish, and Stephen and his wife Christine. Doting Grandpa of Colleen, Jennifer, Sean, Kathleen, Robert, Danielle, Samantha, David, Adam, Matthew, Braydon, and Christopher. Dear brother of Jack (Masie,) Philomena (Denis PUNCH,) Mary (Jim DIFFLEY,) Arthur, Vinnie (Theresa) and sister-in-law Rita. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Olga Mary (née HOLT,) and brothers Willie and Patrick and sisters Florie and Veronica. Sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Resting at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Rd., Tottenham, 905-936-3477, on Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Catholic burial will be held in Saint_James Church, Colgan, on Monday, March 20, at 11 a.m. If desired, donations can be made to the Cancer Society or The Princess Margaret Hospital Lodge.

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DIFIORE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-02 published
MARYKUCA, William " Bill"
Passed away at the Credit Valley Hospital on February 1, 2006 at the age of 87. William was born in Poplarfield, Manitoba. He was the loving uncle of Kathy (MARYKUCA) DIFIORE and her husband John of Welland. He will be sadly missed by his sister Ann DANISH of Fisher Branch, Manitoba, brother Walter of Winnipeg, Manitoba and several nieces and nephews. William served in the Canadian Armed Forces from 1939 to 1945. He moved to Toronto in 1955 and worked for Canadian Pacific Railway and Canadian Pacific Express until his retirement in 1981. Uncle Bill loved hockey and was a lifelong Toronto Maple Leaf fan. The family will receive Friends at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 366 Bathurst St. (near Dundas) on Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Cardinal Funeral Home Chapel, at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Interment to follow at Glendale Memorial Gardens. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to The War Amps or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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DIFRANGIA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-22 published
FARTHING, Melba (December 21, 1919-April 14, 2006)
Passed away peacefully at Highbourne Lifecare Centre, with her family by her side. Loving wife of Murray FARTHING (deceased.) Beloved mother of Lloyd BROWN and wife Elizabeth DIFRANGIA, Gerald BROWN and partner Patricia GIVEN, Carole MENTON and husband Bill. Grandmother of Karen FORD, Paul and Janie MENTON, Rick and Joan MENTON, Heather ELLIS, Bradley and Leigh BROWN, Christopher and Jennifer BROWN, Andrea FREISEN, Lindsay and Todd WILLIAMS, Peggy and Greg JACKMAN, Caroline and Brian MacAULEY, Ryan BROWN, Cristina DIFRANGIA as well as 21 great-grandchildren. Survived by her sister Marg DENAULT (Ottawa,) brother Earl (Sonny) and Joan TAILOR/TAYLOR (Toronto,) Ray TAILOR/TAYLOR (Delta, British Columbia,) sister-in law Joan TAILOR/TAYLOR (Neptune Beach, Florida,) sister-in-law Shirley and Bruce HILLGARTNER (Toronto.) Melba will be sadly missed by all her Friends and neighbours in Victoria Harbour. Friends and family will be received at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way), on Saturday April 29th, 2006 from 2 p.m. until time of the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 3 p.m.

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