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"DIR" 2007 Obituary


DIRAGO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-02 published
GOSS, Kathleen Marie (née McCARTHY) (1955-2006)
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Kathleen Marie GOSS (née McCARTHY) on December 29, 2006, at the age of 51 years. She was recently battling breast cancer complications, which resulted in cardiac arrest. Kathleen is survived by her loving husband, Rob, and her two beautiful daughters, Nicole and Lindsay. She is also remembered by her brothers, Peter, Brian, and Daniel McCARTHY; her sisters, Maureen McCARTHY and Naomi DIRAGO; her dad, Owen, and his wife, Mary McCARTHY; Mary's family, Cathy DAVIES, Cheryle TILLY, and Bill McNABB; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Kathleen was predeceased by her mother, Virgina McCARTHY (née PORTER.) Kathleen was born to Owen and Virginia McCARTHY in Toronto, Ontario, on June 6, 1955. She was an active volunteer in the church, including the youth advisory council, Eucharistic ministry, pastoral care, sacramental preparation, and Sunday school. In addition, she volunteered at her daughters' schools within class, on hot lunch committees, on the community of caring committee, as secretary within the music society, and as secretary on the parent's council. Within the community she was a blood donor, and gave generously to many charities. In July of 2006 Kathleen landed her dream job, as student advisor within Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched. Relatives and Friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at Ascension Catholic Church (1100 Berkshire Boulevard N.W.) on Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at 7: 00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Ascension Catholic Church (1100 Berkshire Boulevard N.W.) on Thursday, January 4, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. with the Rev. Ignatius Tran, Presider. Graveside Service to follow in Saint_Joseph's at Queen's Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through If Friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Knights of Columbus Charity c/o Ascension Parish 1100 Berkshire Boulevard N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T3K 3M3. In living memory of Kathleen Goss, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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DIRKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-08 published
MURCHIE, James Skiffington " Skiff"
It is with profound sadness that the family of James Skiffington (Skiff) MURCHIE announces his passing on January 4, 2007. After a courageous battle with cancer, he passed away at the age of 74 in his home with his loving family by his side. Skiff was born February 25, 1932 in St. Stephen, New Brunswick and was the son of the late Verna Ruth (HANSON) and the late James Skiffington MURCHIE. Mr. MURCHIE worked over 40 years in the food industry, starting with Dominion Stores and later retiring as President and Chief Operating Officer of Sobeys Inc. His retirement years were enjoyed on the golf course and at home with close Friends and family. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Greta (FORRESTER) of 51 years. Dearly loved and respected father of Lesley Anne, Cameron, Rory, Greta and son-in-law Bruce. Beloved grandfather to Jonathan, David, Candace; and Amber and Drew. He will also be fondly remembered by his sisters Jean (Harold) and Margaret (Ward). Skiff will be deeply missed by his sister-in-law, Lorna and his sister-in-law, Betty and brother-in-law, Stan and his many nieces, nephews and close Friends. Visitation will take place on Sunday, January 7th 6-9 p.m. at Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel, 3164 9th Line (Dundas), Oakville, 905-257-8822. Funeral service will take place in the chapel on Monday January 8, 2007 at 1 p.m. Interment will take place in Springcreek Cemetery. If you so wish, Memorial donations may be made to Dirks Lab, c/o SickKids Foundation 525 University Avenue, 14th Floor Toronto, Ontario M5G 2L3 in recognition of Doctor Peter DIRKS tremendous care and support to Skiffs granddaughter Amber or to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to Lesley Anne SOBEY, Suite #142, 75 Lavinia Street, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, B2H 1N5

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