January 9, 1943 – May 2, 2019
Bill is survived by his wife Sharon nee Porga and son Wade (Laxmi) and daughters Nadine (Zolie), Mitzi, Melissa (Paul) and Dana (Kevin). Cherished grandfather of Nicole, Johan, Liam, Christopher, Kolby, Araylia, Rhiley and Sierra. Bill is also survived by his sisters Mary Broley, Carmella Moore, Carol MacKinnon and brothers Eddy, Wayne, Jimmy, and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by brothers Mack, Johnny, Lenny, and sister Phemie Crane. Bill was a retired member of Ironworkers Local 721 Toronto.
Though Bill thoroughly enjoyed his beer, his number one passion was his grandchildren who he cherished deeply. Second to that was sitting by the fire at his trailer in Cayuga. He could always be seen (and heard) at night sitting around the fire, singing and dancing along with friends and family. In Bill’s later years, he enjoyed travelling around the world visiting with his children.
At Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier.
An Ironworker since November 1, 1961, Raymond Dwyer was born on 22 August , 1940 and passed away on 22 April , 2019.
Funeral: Friday April 26, 2019
Trull Funeral Home
1111 Danforth Ave
Funeral Director: Mr. Ryan Maisey
Visitation from 10am to 12pm
Followed by a service at 12pm
Lunch served after service, all takes place at Trull Funeral Home.
George Harold Orr
ORR, GEORGE HAROLD 1926-2019 TORONTO, ON – George Orr 93, formerly of Rexton NB, passed away peacefully after a short illness on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Scarborough Health Network – General Hospital. Husband of the late Barbara Orr, brother of the late Albert Orr and father of thelate Stephen Orr. George was the proud recipient of the Atlantic Star, Burma Star and War Medal 1939-45 for services performed in the Merchant Navy during World War II 1939-1945. He was also a 65 Year Member of Ironworkers Local 721. George will be sadly missed by his daughters, Janie Orr Peterson of Stouffville ON, Linda Trimble (Ken) of Stouffville and daughter-in-law Joan Lovell of Scarborough. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Sean (Michelle) Trimble of Stouffville and Lindsay (D’Arcy) O’Connor of Vancouver. Fondly known as “Old Poppa” to his greatgrandchildren; Lauren, Cashel, Abby and Nolan. George will be laid to rest in Rexton NB Arrangements in the care Thompson’s Funeral Home, 33 Acadia Street, Richibucto NB. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday April 13th, 2019 at Thompson’s Funeral Home Chapel. If desired, donations to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
Gary Spurrell was Ironworker since March 1, 2000.
He will be missed.
” You left us beautiful memories. Your love is still our guide. And through we cannot see you, you are always by our side” is the inscription written for Fred Ramano, an Ironworker since November 1, 1951. He was born on September 4th, 1925. He passed away on March 22, 2019.
For more details, please visit the website of the Scott Funeral Home, Woodbridge Chapel.
John Harold “Jack” Piticco
A member since September 1, 1985, Jack Piticco passed away on Friday, March 29, 2019 at the age of 76 years old at the Belleville General Hospital on Friday, March 29. 2019, age 76 years. Jack Piticco of Brighton, son of the late Guido Piticco and the late Jenny (King). Loving partner of Lorraine Côte. Dear father of Steve Piticco (Spike) of Brighton, Pamela Piticco, Mark Piticco (Mary-Ann Durdin), Lianne Piticco (Brad Simpson), all of Burlington, and Sheila Piticco (Herb Willows) of Grande Prarrie, Alberta. Brother of Norma Mussey of Scarborough and Joanne Gosling (Phil) of Bracebridge. Sadly missed by his many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 11, 9 Dawes Road, (South of the Danforth), Toronto, on Friday, April 12, 2019 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cremation with interment St. John’s Norway Cemetery, Toronto. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Salvation Army, would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in care of the Brighton Funeral Home. www.rushnellfamilyservices.com.
Friday, April 12th, 2019 5:00pm
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 11
9 Dawes Road -South of the Danforth
Toronto, Ontario M4C5A8
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A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 11, 9 Dawes Road (South of the Danforth) on Friday, April 12, 2019 from 5 to 9 p.m.
St. John’s Norway Cemetery
256 Kingston Road
Toronto, Ontario M4L1S7
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Cremation with Interment at St. John’s Norway Cemetery, 256 Kingston Road, Toronto, at a later date.
9 Dawes Road – South of the Danforth
Toronto, Ontario M4C5A8
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A member since December 1, 1985, Larry Huard passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019.
His funeral details are as follows:
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Location: St. John’s Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. 903 Gifford St. Whitby.
A member since November 1, 1995, Salvatore (Sammy) Rizzo passed away on February 18, 2019.
Highland Funeral Home – Scarborough
2/21/2019 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
2/21/2019 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Epiphany of Our Lord Church3200 Pharmacy Avenue
Toronto ON M1W3J5
2/22/20190 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Highland Memory Gardens33 Memory Gardens Lane
Toronto ON M2H 3K4
2/22/2019 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
An Ironworker since May 1, 1956, George Harach passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Lakeridge Health Ajax-Pickering Hospital, at the age of 90. Beloved husband of the late Olive. Father of Gail, Deborah and Glenn (Mari). Cherished grandfather of Jason (Danielle), Olivia and Melissa (Kevin). Proud great grandfather of Liam, Nolan, Bailey and Jillian. Predeceased by his siblings and survived by his sister Sylvia. George had a long and distinguished career with the iron Workers Local 721 Toronto, where he made lifelong friends. Proud member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox.
Anthony (Tony) Diduch, a member since May 1, 1953, has passed away.
The service details are below:
Date: Friday, February 8, 2019
Location: Amica Newmarket
Address: 275 Doak Lane. Newmarket ON L3Y 0A2
Signs will be posted at the front entrance.
Peter Archibald MacDougall
Peter Archibald MacDougall was born on September 27, 1932 and passed away on January 22, 2019. He was an Ironworker since October 1, 1964.
His visitation and funeral service details are below.
Date: February 1, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Andrews Community Funeral Centre – Bramalea Chapel
Address: 8190 Dixie Road. Brampton, ON L6T5N9
Date: February 2, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Andrews Community Funeral Centre Chapel
Address: 8190 Dixie Road. Brampton, ON L6T5N9
Horst Dragon passed away on January 21, 2019 at Etobicoke General Hospital, at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Bozena, loving father of Sabrina, Alexandra and Corinna, dear brother-in-law of Regina Bowden and her husband David, caring uncle of Renee, Danielle and Monique, Horst will be lovingly remembered by those who knew him. Guests will be received at the Glendale Funeral Home, 1810 Albion Road, Etobicoke (416-679-1803) on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 6 – 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. Private cremation to follow. For more details, click here.
Terry Lee Brownson
Terry Lee Brownson was loved by his family and friends. He was an Ironworker since February 3, 2003. He was a hard worker.
Tommaso Pirraglia passed away peacefully at his home on October 18th, 2018 in the company of his wife of 61 years, Adriana.
Tommaso was the proud father of Mario (Anne) and Christine. He was a loving grandfather to Daniella, Gabriela, Aaron, Daniel, Mykola and Peter. And, in one of the great joys of his last years, Tommaso welcomed a great grandchild, Max, into this world. Tommaso will be sorely missed by his sister Vittoria and his brothers Mario, Cosimo and Giovanni. Tommaso became a member of the small army of recent immigrants who built the city of Toronto. He became an Ironworker and was an active member of the Italian immigrant community.
An Ironworkers since December 1, 1976, Frank Brolley passed away.
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Location: The Bridge Funeral Home in Angus
Time: 5pm to 8pm
Date: Monday, December 3, 2018
Location: Baxter Living Faith Presbyterian Church
(with a gathering after the service)
Internment at 2pm at Thornton Cemetery.
Dan “Magoo” McGill, an Ironworker since October 1, 1984, has passed away.
December 8, 2018
Location: Steckly-Gooderham (Worsley Chapel)
Address: 30 Worsley Street, Barrie, ON L4M 1L4
Viewing: 1pm to 3pm
Service: 3pm to 4pm
Followed by a Celebration of Life at Patchless. Live streaming of the service will be available through www.steckleygooderham.com for anyone unable to attend.
Charlie Thompson, an Ironworker since April 1, 1980, passed away on November 14, 2018 at the Rouge Valley Hospital-Centenary site. Beloved husband of Carol Carter and father to Holly Colleen Jean Poitras, loving grandpa to Justin and Brody, Vincent Robert George Thompson, and Quinlan, oldest brother to Leith, Bill, Kerry, Maureen, Lynne, Kevin, Melba and friend to many, Charlie was born on Dec 22, 1948 in Regina, Saskatchewan. Charlie was fearless ironworker who took pride in helping to build Canada. A big thank you is extended to the caring staff at the Centenary Hospital who cared for him until the end. Cremation has already taken place. A Celebration of Charlie’s life will be held on Sunday December 2nd, 2018, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 614, 100 Salome Drive, Scarborough. Memorial donations may be made to parkinsons.ca.
An Ironworker since June 22, 2007, Peter Molnar passed away
His Celebration of Life details are below:
When: Saturday, November 24th, 2018
Location: Family Residence
Address: 9188 Townsend Line, Arkona, Ontario. N0M 1B0
When: Sunday, November 25, 2018
Location: The Milton Memorial Arena, Lions Club Hall (upstairs)
Address: 77 Thompson St. Milton, Ontario.
Time: 2:30pm to 5pm
“We are having a celebration of life for my dad, Rodney Wood…….”
1101 Horseshoe Valley Rd. W in Horseshoe Valley.
1-5 on Sat. Oct 27th
In the go west room
March 25, 1950 – October 7, 2018
An Ironworker since September 1, 1966, Richard McFadden passed away at the Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg on Sunday, October 7th, 2018.
Cremation with a Celebration of Life Gathering at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre, 30 King St. E. in Cobourg on Sunday, October 21st, from 1 to 4 pm. Those wishing may make a memorial donation to the Ontario Lung Association or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.
It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Daniel “Dan” Paradis on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in his 50th year at Sunnybrook Hospital. He leaves behind his best friend and wife, Janet, his cherished sons Christopher (Jessica) and Alexander and his newborn grandson, Miller. He will be lovingly missed by his parents Delvina and Michel (predeceased) and dear sister Susanne (Eddie). His nieces and nephew, Amber (Cody), Jesse and Brittany and great nieces, Autumn and Emily will miss his fun loving spirit. Dan will also be deeply missed by his many aunts, uncles and cousins, in-laws, friends and colleagues of Local 721. Celebration of Life will take place at St. Louis de France Church, located at 1415 Don Mills Rd. at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Reception to follow in the lower level. Online condolences may be placed at courticefuneralchapel.com.
[Excerpt and photo from the Toronto Star)
An Ironworker since March 1, 2012, Joel was 30 years old when he passed away. He was a skilled Rodman.
Please join us in his Celebration of Life on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 1pm.
Location: Cobourg Alliance Church – 1333 Ontario Street. R.R. 4. Cobourg, ON. 905-372-2311
There will be a Celebration of Life event for Larry Porter – an Ironworker since July 1, 1957 – to mark the one year anniversary of his passing.
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 2pm to 5pm.
Location: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10. 1083 Pape Ave, East York, ON M4K 3W7
His widow welcomes everyone to attend.
Patrick Gregory Terrion
Former Maple Leaf player Greg Terrion, who played six seasons for Toronto during the 1980s, and an Ironworker at our Local since June 17, 2006, Greg Terrion passed away at his home, in Marmora, on Friday, September 28, 2018 in his 59th year. Husband of Cindy (Fox). He was the son of Patricia (Donohoe) and the late Wilfred Terrion, and father of Jason & Natasha, Madoc; Ryan & Jamie, Marmora and Tyson, Marmora.
He was the brother of Laurie Hainle, Marmora; Terry (Sarah), Uxbridge; Scott (Judy), Peterborough & Kevin, Peterborough and grandfather of Jessica, Lakelyn & Treyton.
The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora,from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 2.
Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Donations: Centre Hastings Minor Hockey or Peterborough Regional Healthcare.
God called Aristides “Alex” Pereira surrounded by his loving family on September 21, 2018 at the age of 69. Beloved husband of Maria. Cherished father of Mike (Sanae), Charles (Kim), and Susy (Fernando). Caring grandfather of Paolo, Cristian, Hannah, Emma, Meghan, Minae, Javier, and Paloma. Loving brother of Joe, Maria, and Armanda. Alex will be dearly missed by many family members and friends.
“For people who would like to pay their respect to a great teammate, foreman and man”, visitation will be held at the Vescio Funeral Home “Toronto Chapel” (2080 Dufferin Street, north of Rogers Road 416.656.3332) on Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 25 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church (1037 Bloor Street West). Entombment to follow at Park Lawn Cemetery (2845 Bloor Street West). If desired, donations may kindly be made to the Ontario Lung Association (www.lungontario.ca). Alex will forever be held dear in our hearts.
An Ironworker since March 1, 1960, Leonard Loder was 81 years old when he passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2018. He passed peacefully from complications from Alzheimer’s with family at his side. Leonard was the loving husband to Ruby of 58 years, father to Karen (Duncan), the late Craig (Sandie), and Lisa (Chad). Grandfather to Steven (Ann), Christopher (Robin), Andrew (Brooke), Corey, Gavin (Miranda), Bradley and Sabrina (Austin). Great Grandfather to Brianna and Benjamin. Born in Cobbs Arm, Newfoundland, Leonard traveled to Ontario in 1956 and pursued a career in construction. The family would like to express our sincere thanks to the second floor staff of Trilogy for the continuous support and care provided to Leonard during his time there. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated.
Visitation and Service will be held on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Paul O’Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough, Ontario. Visitation 11 am to 1 pm. Service 1 pm with a reception to follow.
Robert “Bob” Batenchuck
An IronWorker since April 1, 1981, Robert V. Batenchuck Sr passed away at his home in Oshawa on Thursday, August 30th, 2018 in his 69th year.
He was a much loved husband and best friend of Trish, and very special Dad to Sheri, Robert Jr, Michael, Steven and Jacquie and their spouses Carlos, Shelley, Tracey and Ron. He loved his grandchildren Kyle, Ty, Dylan, Justin, Hanna, Rae, Emily, Gregory, Erica and Elizabeth. He is survived by his brother Ron and his wife Jane and brother-in-law Rob and his wife Kelly.
He is now resting at Barnes Memorial Funeral Home at 5295 Thickson Rd. N. Whitby, ON.
Visitation at the funeral home on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 from 1:00pm until time of celebration of life service in the Barnes Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2:00pm. Reception will follow the service.
In memory of Bob, memorial donations in lieu of flowers to a deserving charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Messages of condolence and shared memories are welcome at http://barnesmemorialfuneralhome.com.
Kenneth Murray was an Ironworker since 1960, was loved by many. He passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018.
He was a well accomplished member.
Please join us in his “Celebration of Life”.
Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018
Time: 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: St. Gregory’s Church. 10 St. Gregory’s Drive. Cambridge, ON.
An IronWorker member since October 1, 1957, James MacDonald will be missed. James passed peacefully while surrounded by family on Monday, June 25, 2018 at the age of 85. He was a devoted husband to Anne for 61 years, and a loving father to his children.
Visitation will take place at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 201 Minet’s Point Rd., Barrie on Thursday, June 28th, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm, with funeral Mass taking place at St. John Vianney church, 13 Baldwin Lane, Barrie on Friday, June 29th at 10 am. Following the interment at St. Mary’s cemetery, guests are invited back to the Parish Hall for a reception luncheon. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Vincent de Paul would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online memories and condolences may be forwarded via www.steckleygooderham.com
Dan Patrick McCormick
An Ironworker since July 1, 1976, Dan McCormick was loved by everyone. Dan passed away on June 19th, 2018.
Visitation will take place at the farm 515 Halter Road, Lindsay, Ontario on Saturday, June 23 from noon until 5 p.m.
Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 40 Russell Street, Lindsay, Ontario on Monday, June 25th at 11:00 am.
Memorial mass will be held at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Tuesday June 26th at 2:30 p.m. Interment to take place at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Cemetery, 486 Enright Rd, –Shannonville, Ontario.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Central Canadian Horse Pulling Association would be appreciated by the family
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Michael Francis St. John
A message from his daughter:
“With a heavy heart (and a whole lot of shock and awe), we announce the passing of our Father, Michael Francis St. John on Saturday, May 19th, 2018. We invite all our family and friends to join us in celebration and to raise a glass to Dad’s life on Sunday, June 3rd at The Redline Brewhouse (431 Bayview Street, Unit 8 & 9m Barrie, ON L4N 8Y2). Doors will open for this private event at 4pm, with the ceremony starting at 4:30. In lieu of flowers, if you wish to make a donation to the RVH Foundation, we will have donation forms available at the ceremony.”
Robert Bob Theriault
An Ironworker since June 1, 1962, Robert Bob Theriault will be missed by Ironworkers nationwide. Robert Bob Theriault passed away on Saturday May 5th, 2018 at the age of 83.
Visitation will be held at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Wednesday May 9th, 2018 from 2:00 PM until time of service in the chapel at 3:00 PM.
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Online condolences may be left here.