ROMAN (ROY) MULAR
September. 13, 1954 – December 29, 2016.
It is with deep sadness to announce the untimely death of Roman (Roy) Mular, longtime resident of Toronto and member of Toronto telecom/ information technology industry.. He died peacefully at Mount Sinai Hospital due to complications of diabetes.
Roy had worked as a Sales Executive for various well known companies such as Burroughs, Unitel, AT & T, IBM and Enghouse. He is survived by his loyal and loving partner Josie Erent, his sister Nora Mular – Richards and husband Michael Richards, and his half brother John Gomulec Jr. Son of mother, the late Ernestine Schanzel of Sudetenland, a German speaking region of Czechoslovakia. Son of father Ivan ( John) Mular, born in the UKRAINE. His mother later remarried John Gomulec Sr, his stepfather, a few years after Roy’s father died of cancer at a very young age. He was proud of his ethnic heritage and loved his mother’s cooking and baking that included such favourites as plum/apricot/apple pastries/cakes, strudels, rouladen , schnitzel, potato salads, and goulash.
Roy attended various schools such as Cedarbrook Public School and Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute (Scarborough). He was a graduate of University of Toronto and MBA graduate of the Schulich School of Business, York University. As a young child, he was proven to be a voracious reader of the Encyclopedia Britannica. He was regarded by friends, colleagues, and international clients as highly intelligent, ambitious, charismatic, friendly, and loyal.. He had a great sense of humour and loved practical jokes. Fair minded individual who was very generous to those less fortunate both with his time and money. He had a great fondness for animals and nature. He strongly believed that the recipe for success included clear goals, desire, action and persistence. When he set his mind on a task, he proved to be formidable and competitive opponent. He had a passion for adventure and travel and was lucky enough throughout his career to be able to visit various countries around the world including Japan, France, England, Malaysia, Germany, The Netherlands and many more.
His hobbies included home renovation of which he learned valuable carpentry/contracting skills from his late stepfather John Gomulec Sr. He completed his personal home renovation projects using his own skill, knowledge and workmanship. Home Depot was considered his 2nd home. He was also a sports enthusiastic who enjoyed playing squash, jogging and golfing.
Donations may be made to the Toronto Humane Society, Junior Achievement Canada, or Schulich School of Business (MBA), York University in Roy Mular’s memory.
There will be a Roy Mular Memorial at the Forest Lawn Mausoleum and Crematorium Centre (CHAPEL)
Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 12 NOON to 4:00 pm
Address: 4570 Yonge Street, Toronto. (Map provided)
This memorial has been set up to honour Roy’s lifetime achievements. Friends, family and colleagues are welcome to attend. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.
Additional obituary information and pictures to be provided by service provider www.abcfunerals.com.
Electronic Condolences Registry available www.thestar.com and www.abcfunerals.com for friends, family, business colleagues and other guests unable to attend memorial in person.
LAWRENCE DOBBS, Passed on January 20, 2017.
He was the well loved brother of Christopher Dobbs, Uncle of Graham Dobbs , and Joffrey King. Cousin of Shaun, Michal and Erin McLaughlin.
His constant Spiritual Devotion and Pursuit as a Tibetan Buddhist Monk was an inspiration to many, and reflected in his compassionate deeds for all who knew him.
He will live on in our souls.
BATSON, Peter Albert
Passed away peacefully at Michael Garron Hospital (Toronto East General) in Toronto on Thursday January 12th 2017 in his 74th year.
Beloved father of Christopher and Jennifer (Dave McCoy) and proud Papa of Daphne Joan.
Survived by his brother John (Paula) and sisters Carolyn (Tod) and Diana (Tomo) and forever friend, Liz
Will be missed by his many nieces and nephews Julie, Brent (Nadine), Jill (Fraser), Lisa (Jeff), Garrett, Jade, Crawford, Declan, Cate, Lindon.
Peter is pre- deceased by his parents, Madelaine Batson (Balcer) and William Ellis Batson
Peter was born on January 29th 1942. He graduated with a BBA – Business Administration from Wilfred Laurier University in 1969 and began a career that started at IBM and into a partnership with Bob Kain at Videoart Productions/Lancelot & Co, a successful corporate video production company (1975 – 1998).
Peter was an avid reader and loved sailing, skiing and music but most of all he loved his children and granddaughter.
A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday January 21st at 11:00 am at the Forest Lawn Cemetery and Crematorium, 17 Linelle Sreet (401/Yonge) followed by a Celebration of Life Party at Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club from 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Donations in his memory would be appreciated to the MS Society. In particular Team Jenn at the Toronto MS Walk on May 7th 2017
Pledge forms will be available at the crematorium and at ABYC.
A life well lived with a peaceful ending surrounded by loving family.
MALCOLM, Robert – With heavy hearts and profound sorrow, we announce that our dear, sweet, irreverent Robbie passed away suddenly on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the age of 55. Rob died peacefully in the most enchanted place in the world to him, his home. Preceded by his father, James Malcolm, Rob will be deeply missed by his mother, Orlean Malcolm of Kingston, Ontario; his Brother Scott Malcolm and sister-in-law Jennifer Schofield, nieces Kerri and Rhianna, all of Georgetown, Ontario; and his sister Sandy (Hopkinson) Malcolm and brother-in-law Paul Hopkinson, niece Laura and nephew Jimmy, all of Stittsville, Ontario. Robbie will also be missed by his family of friends that span decades of laughter, song, travels and joy. There will be two celebrations of Rob’s life. The first, hosted by Rob’s family, will be held at Cookes Portsmouth United Church, 200 Norman Rogers Rd. in Kingston, ON on Saturday, January 21st from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The second celebration of Rob’s life, hosted by his family of friends, will be held at the Metropolitan Community Church, 115 Simpson Ave., Toronto, ON on Thursday January 26th. Celebration at 7:00 pm, Reception to follow in church hall at 8:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rob’s name can be made to the Actors Fund of Canada (afchelps.org or 416-975-0304/1-877-399-8392). The AFC supports actors in need, a cause – and profession – that was very close to Rob’s heart. Robbie lived 100 years worth of life to the fullest, compressed within the short 55 years we had to love him. His family and friends will miss him more than we can say.
It is with a heavy heart that the family communicates the passing of Luis de Aguiar Pires. After a prolonged illness, Luis passed away peacefully on January 2, 2017 at Humber River Hospital, Wilson site, in Toronto, Canada.
Luis was born June 19 1939 in Porto Judeu, Terceira, Portugal to the late Joao Borges Pires and Amelia Vieira de Aguiar.
He is survived by his beloved wife Natalia Maria Pereira Pires and his beloved dog Negrita (os meus dois amores), daughters Natalia Roque (Carlos) and Lucilia Pires (Neil), son David Pires (Ana), grandchildren Jessica Cabral (Bruno), Benton Pires, Sergio Roque,
Martin Reid, and Nathaniel Pires, great grand daughters Sophia and Daniella Cabral, and many nieces and nephews.
Luis will be remembered by his family and friends as a kind and generous man who always tried to put a smile on everyone’s face.
Luis loved to spend time at his trailer at Whispering Pines in Hepworth, Ontario, where he was able to enjoy his greatest passion, fishing.
Luis’ family extend their sincere gratitude to the many friends and family who assisted him during his illness and final moments. As Luis’ final wish, he will be cremated and his ashes scattered at his favorite fishing hole. At his request, he will be cremated and no service will be held.