Cora Manuela Pricop, 55, passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto on Thursday, November 15th after a courageous battle with cancer. She will be greatly missed by her daughter Ioana Pricop, her mother Sanda Adam and her many friends in Romania and Canada.
Cora was very creative and talented. She had a passion for cooking and generously shared the fruits of her labour with her family and friends. She was a gifted piano player and enjoyed a wide variety of musical genres, from classical to jazz.
Cora had a keen interest in interior design and was a skilled crocheter. She loved animals and doted on her two cats Willie and Minnie.
Ioana and her father Dan express their deepest gratitude to the staff of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, who took such good and compassionate care of Cora during her lengthy hospitalization there.
A memorial service and reception will take place on Tuesday, November 20th at noon at the Saint Elisabeth of Hungary Parish, 432 Sheppard Avenue East, North York, ON (North side, 1 1/2 blocks West of Bayview Avenue).
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Yonge Street Mission in Toronto or to your favorite charity would be greatly appreciated.
Charles Richard Butler
June 7th, 1939 – November 3rd, 2018
It’s with sadness in our hearts we announce that Charles Richard Butler passed away suddenly on November 3rd, 2018, in his 79th year.
He was working as a bus driver and had a charter to the Ontario Science Centre. He had a tragic fall on the escalator that resulted in head trauma, and he sadly passed away in Sunnybrook Hospital that evening because of his injuries.
He is survived by his wife Marsha Butler, his daughter Laurie Perry (Butler) and son-in-law David Perry, and his son Brian Butler (Chantelle).
He will be greatly missed and forever cherished by his granddaughters Charleigh (who’s named after him), Georgia, Scarlett, Raya and Emersyn, as well as his grandson Troy.
Survived also by his son David Malin (England) and daughter Diane Ritchie (Nova Scotia), and grandsons Ryan and Adam Ritchie.
He will be fondly remembered and missed by his Brother-in law Gary (Debbie) and his Sister-in-law Marinna (Bob), and his many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents Charles and Mary Butler, his sisters Billie Jean and Mary Elizabeth and his brother Burley Raymond.
He will be remembered as a hard working, loyal, interesting story teller. He was most honoured in life to be a loving and involved Grandpa.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, November 25th, between the hours of 1pm – 4pm. Children are welcome.
Please join us at 247 Glenvalley Dr, Cambridge, ON N1T1R3
Matthew James Hines
August 22, 1986 – October 29, 2018
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our dearest Matthew. He died peacefully surrounded by family and friends and was given the best of care by the compassionate staff at Sunnybrook Hospital.
Matthew was a notorious trickster, a lover of food, a hilarious storyteller, a Christina Aguilera aficionado, and a generous host. At times he was soft-spoken, but, for the most part, he was the life of the party. He had an infectious perfect smile and a laugh that simmered quietly before exploding for all to hear. He housed a sense of whimsy, a delightful charm, and a sharp wit that provided everyone he met with instant joy.
Born in Saint John, New Brunswick on August 22, 1986, Matthew spent his childhood in the Quispamsis area where he explored music and theatre through local community groups Kidsing, Rotary Boys Choir, and the KV Players. He developed a passion for the arts and continued his post-secondary education at St. Thomas University with an emphasis on theatre. While in Fredericton, Matthew created a close inner circle of life-long friends, castmates, and collaborators who would follow each other to Ontario.
Matthew moved to Toronto to pursue acting at George Brown Theatre School. He discovered a talent for directing and began producing independent plays written and performed by Maritime artists. For four years, Matthew worked at Canada’s National Ballet School where he discovered a path of education and youth work. He further explored this work at the Blythe Academy, Toronto, where he was a beloved and popular guidance counsellor and teacher. He was considering attaining a Masters in Education.
Matthew bloomed into a gentleman. He ingrained himself in Toronto’s yoga community and the Toronto Spartan Volleyball League. He was passionate about baking. He hunted for treasure in local flea markets. He travelled to Portugal, Scotland, London, New York, Spain, and Mexico with more trips on the horizon. He created a life for himself that was ever expanding and full of infinite adventures.
Matthew was a charismatic bright light in the lives of all. The news of his death has reverberated throughout the many communities he traversed and is a testament to the positive and loving effect he had on others. Matthew navigated his life with a sense of ease, even in the most challenging of circumstances. He never got weighed down by the world, and had an inner landscape that was always “twenty-three degrees and sunny.”
He was joy.
Matthew leaves his father, James Hines (Diane); sister Amanda Hines (Eric) and nephew Evan; step-sister Becca Finlay; step-brother Brad Finlay, nephew Cooper and niece Averie; grandmother, Barbara Hines; and his beloved cat, Stevie Joanne. Matthew was preceded in death by his mother, Silvana Hines (née Bursich); grandfather, Howard Hines; grandmother, Amelia Bursich, and grandfather, Peter Bursich. He will be greatly missed by his many aunts, uncles and cousins.
The Hines family wishes to express their gratitude and support towards Matthew’s Toronto family and community during this time, especially to Tomas and Shawn.
In honour of Matthew, there will be a celebration of his life Friday, November 9th at the Shadow Lawn Inn from 3-7pm. 3180 Rothesay Rd, Rothesay NB.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of David Curtis Aitken in his 46 year of 1987 Davenport Road Toronto Canada. His ashes will be brought home to Bermuda at a later date for a Memorial Service.
He was predeceased by his father Eugene Charles Aitken, survived by sisters Tianna Spencer (Parkes), Tracey Cochrane Faron Aitken, half-sister Catherine Benevides, brother Clinton (Yvonne) Aitken, half-brothers Harold E. Aitken (Alicia), Leonard Aitken (May), Trevor Aitken nephews Joshua Simmons, Nathan Simmons, niece Tiara Simmons, special friend Dorothy Romeo numerous relatives and friends here and abroad.
Colette Marguerite Boright
November 24, 1937 – October 26, 2018
Colette Boright (nee Mille) passed away peacefully at Kensington Hospice in Toronto on October 26, 2018 after a short and brave battle with cancer.
Colette, or “Coco” as she came to be known by her family and friends arrived in Toronto in 1957 at the age of 20, when (as she would often tell us), the Royal York Hotel was the tallest building in town, and the city shut down at 6 pm every day and on Sundays. She held a variety of different jobs in the hospitality and service industry and settled into a rooming house on Lippincott Street near Kensington Market.
Later she married Franklin Boright and they stayed very close after their marriage ended until he passed away in 1984.
Coco loved music, painting, history and travel. She frequently returned to France and enjoyed spending time with her brother, sister and their families whenever she could. She was a proud Torontonian and Canadian; so much so that she became a tour guide, leading tours of the city and Country to visitors from around the world. This gave her much joy, and kept her active to the very end. Her last city tour was in early June.
She will be missed by all and most especially by her children and grandchildren: Jennifer, Edwin, Zachary, Sarah and Gabby, Blake, Darlene, Mike, Abby, Max and Katelin. A celebration of her life will take place later in November.
Thank you to the wonderful team of volunteers, nurses and doctors at Kensington Hospice. Coco felt so blessed to be surrounded by such love and support. If you wish to make a donation in honour of Colette, you can do so here: Donate in Memory of Colette Boright.