It is with broken hearts that we say goodbye to Michael Gillis Purcell who passed away suddenly April 16, 2017 at age 57
Michael was born and raised in Montreal’s West Island, where he developed a passion for the Habs and the Expos, a flair for speaking French and an appreciation for fine food and beautiful women. Upon graduating from Concordia University he followed in his father’s footsteps and began work in the paper business, which brought him to his adopted home town of Toronto, and closer to the Purcell fishing cabin at Eels Lake, where many memorable experiences unfolded.
He impressed clients with his enthusiasm and unfailing dedication to customer service. With his warmth and humour his many clients became longtime friends. Michael was known for his generous nature; he would go above and beyond to help friends who needed a shoulder to cry on, or a good laugh. In his younger years Michael was an avid curler, although he was better known for his after-game celebrations than his on-ice performance. Michael always looked at the bright side of things and never dwelled on the difficulties he was facing.
Michael was predeceased by his father Peter. He leaves to mourn his mother, Barbara (Morrison), his sisters Kelly (Danny O’Gallagher) and Kathy (Mike Phipps), his brother Kevin (Susan Bozyk, and ‘big sister’ Auntie Kate (Cathie Sabourin) as well as his son Forrest Andrechuk , his niece, nephews, aunts and cousins. Please join the family in sharing stories and celebrating his life on Saturday, April 29th from 2-4 at Scott’s Funeral Home (420 Dundas Street East Mississauga). The family wishes that in lieu of flowers, that you make a donation to the charity of your choice in Mike’s memory.
EDWARD FRANCIS FORD, Passed away on April 14, 2017. He was born on Bell Island, Newfoundland on December 19, 1928. Loving father of Edward, Rosemarie and Gerard. Dear grandfather of Robert, Erik, Andrew, Joel, Jossalyne, Samantha, Jordan and great-granddaughter Adelaide. Predeceased by Rosemary and Peter Ford. Memorial Service will be held at Forest Lawn Chapel, 4570 Yonge St., North York, 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017. If desired, donations to Parkinson Canada.
Sokoloff, Margaret Ellen-
Aged 89, died on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospital after a brief illness. She was born on November 2, 1927 in Hamilton, Ohio to Carl and Esther (Heller) Reiff. Predeceased by her husband Jack, and her sister Carolyn. Loving mother of Marshall, Alexander (Elizabeth Weigle) and Gregory (Emiko Arita). Doting grandmother of Justin Arita. Lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephew and her many friends. Cared for in her last years by the wonderful Beverly Samuel and her daughter Ruthlyn Frazer. Resided last at Lakeside Long Term Care where she received exemplary care and affection. Margaret led a splendid life that we will celebrate in a memorial event whose details will be published in a future notice.