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BERNARD "BERNIE" JOHN FERREIRAObituaryFERREIRA, BERNARD "BERNIE" JOHN Bernard "Bernie" John Ferreira, 91, passed away on May 30, 2024, at Ajax Pickering Hospital. Born in Georgetown, Guyana, he immigrated to Canada in 1954. Bernie was a dedicated Federal Pioneer executive...Published online June 19, 2024
MARGARET KATHLEN "KAY" DOWObituaryDOW, MARGARET KATHLEN "KAY" Passed away peacefully, at the Hospice Wellington in Guelph, surrounded by her daughters, on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at the age of 92. Beloved wife for over 67 years of Murray. Loving mother of Brenda Sherry...Published online June 19, 2024
CATHERINE MARIE NASHObituaryNASH, CATHERINE MARIE (nee EMERY) Our beloved, passed away peacefully, at Tall Pines Long Term Care, after a year of health challenges and a few years of living with Dementia and Alzheimers. Her memory lives on in the hearts of her son,...Published online June 19, 2024
ANTONIO PETOSAObituaryPETOSA, ANTONIO Born: October 24, 1936 Vinchiaturo, Campobasso, Italy Passed Away: June 14, 2024 Toronto, Ontario, Canada It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Antonio Petosa on June 14, 2024, at the age of 87....Published online June 19, 2024
ANTHONY FRANCIS WALLACEObituaryWALLACE, ANTHONY FRANCIS October 30, 1956 - June 4, 2024 Passed away peacefully, at his home, in his sixty-eighth year. Loving son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend to many. Predeceased by his mother, Hazel; father, Matthew Maurice;...Published online June 19, 2024
WILLIAM "BILLIE" PATTERSONObituaryPATTERSON, WILLIAM "BILLIE" Peacefully passed away June 12, 2024, at his home in Toronto. Predeceased by his wife, Ruth Patterson (née Stacey). Survived by his brother, Lonnie Patterson. Billie will be missed for his maritime sense of...Published online June 19, 2024
GORDON STAFFORD PEARCEObituaryPEARCE, GORDON STAFFORD Peacefully passed away, on Sunday, June 16, 2024, at Ed's House in Cobourg, at the age of 95. Beloved husband of Margaret (née Houghton). Loving father of: Jamie, Wayne (Elizabeth), Brian, Janet-Leigh (Walter),...Published online June 18, 2024
MARION ERMA MARTINObituaryMARTIN, MARION ERMA (nee COOK) Early on June 14, 2024, at the age of 91, Marion passed away into the presence of her Lord. She had lived a long, fruitful, generous life and will be greatly missed. Marion was the mother of Lynn Freeman,...Published online June 18, 2024
TESS "Stamatia" DALLASObituaryDALLAS, TESS "Stamatia" Passed away from heart failure at the Joseph Brant Hospital on June 7, 2024. Tess was born in Toronto on April 10, 1930. Cherished daughter of the late Eleftherios and Angela (Misse- yianni) Dallas. Beloved...Published online June 18, 2024
MARK PAVKOVICObituaryPAVKOVIC, MARK Beloved son of Frances and the late Pasko Pavkovic passed away suddenly, on June 15, 2024, from liver failure, at the age of 43. Mark was larger than life and enjoyed life to the fullest. He loved his friends and had a...Published online June 17, 2024
NANCY YANOObituaryYANO, NANCY Nancy Yano died peacefully in her sleep on June 10, 2024, at the age of 84, in Toronto. She will be missed by her husband, Tokuo, with whom she shared 57 loving years. Her children and their spouses, Karri and Grant, Steven,...Published online June 17, 2024
MARILYN PATRICIA ALDERSONObituaryALDERSON, MARILYN PATRICIA May 31, 1938 - June 9, 2024 Marilyn Patricia Alderson, age 86, of Whitby, Ontario, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2024. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth. Predeceased by her siblings, Jean Marsh, Bill McCart and...Published online June 16, 2024
KAREN GARMANObituaryGARMAN, KAREN Karen T. J. Garman, 84 years old, of Blain, PA, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. She was born December 8, 1939 in Toronto, Canada, to Herman and Margaret (Stennett) Christiansen. She was a 1961...Published online June 16, 2024
JAMES "ROD" RODERICK MARSHALL DICKSONObituaryDICKSON, JAMES "ROD" RODERICK MARSHALL June 15, 1946 - June 11, 2024 Passed away at Oak Valley Health, Uxbridge, on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at the age of 77. Husband of the late Valerie (nee Humphrey). Predeceased by his brother, Trevor;...Published online June 16, 2024
JAMES "JIM" STEWART WARRENObituaryWARREN, JAMES "JIM" STEWART October 2, 1928 - June 12, 2024 Beloved husband of Ave Marie (O'Reilly) for 66 years. Father of Barry (predeceased), John (Rosemary), Teresa Hourigan (Tim predeceased), Mary Willhoeft (Steve), and Chris...Published online June 16, 2024
MARTIN PRINZObituaryPRINZ, MARTIN Born May 2, 1935 in Berlin, Germany, died surrounded by his loved ones, November 26, 2023, at the age of 88. Beloved husband of the late Elisabeth (Betty) (nee Smit); loving father of Karen (Christopher); step-grandsons:...Published online June 16, 2024
DAVID MICHAEL CIESLOWSKIObituaryCIESLOWSKI, DAVID MICHAEL It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of David Michael Cieslowski of Toronto. He was predeceased by his son Mitchell (2009) and father Stanley (2021). Survived by: his wife, Helen; children, Natalia...Published online June 16, 2024
ROBERT (BOB) ANDREW SULLIVANObituarySULLIVAN, ROBERT (BOB) ANDREW Passed away peacefully, on June 12, 2024 at Southlake Regional Health Centre, in Newmarket, at age 87. Son of the late Thomas Sullivan and Georgina Roberts of Montreal. Predeceased by his brothers Art and...Published online June 16, 2024

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Read The Paper or Watch The Local News

If you receive a physical newspaper, review the obituaries section to see who recently passed. Searching for someone who died more than 30 days ago? Turn to sites like Google News Archives, US News Archives, or International News Archives.

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Most obituaries appear as a newspaper obituary in a local or national newspaper. However, there are also online obituaries available, such as the MyLife and MyMemorials services at

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An average obituary can easily be $200.00-500.00. Costs vary by publication. Newspapers charge by the line and can average $450 for a complete obituary. The average obituary cost begins at $200.00 and increases due to the amount of content, including a photograph and the length of the obituary.

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A basic online search may reveal an obituary or information about a memorial service. Type the person's name and words like “death,” “obituary,” or “memorial” and any personal information you may have, such as their date of birth or names of close relatives who could be mentioned as one of their surviving kin.

How to find out if someone died in Ontario? ›

The first place to look for free death records in Ontario is online. The Office of the Registrar General has an online database where you can search for death records by name or date of death. The database is updated regularly and contains records dating back to 1869.

Are death certificates public record in Ontario? ›

Standard Certificates of Death may be released to anyone.

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Death Certificate

It can be obtained through the provincial vital statistics office, and there will be a cost for each copy. You will find a list of provincial vital statistics offices at the end of this document.

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No, obituaries are not legally required, but many choose to include them in their End-of-Life Plan as a part of their estate plan. Your estate consists of everything that you own: your house, your car, your bank accounts, your possessions, and your debts.

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This reading may be performed by a family member, a close friend, or a designated individual. The purpose of the obituary reading is to share important details about the deceased person's life, allowing everyone present to reflect on their accomplishments, relationships, and contributions.

Why do newspapers charge so much for obituaries? ›

Why does it cost so much to post an obituary? Publishing an obituary in the newspaper is expensive because of the limited space papers have. Newspapers value every inch of each page, so they must charge to use that limited space for an obituary.

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Many newspapers charge by the line or inch for obituaries, not by the word. This means how much physical space the text will take up in the printed newspaper.

How much is an obituary in the New York Times? ›

Placing an obituary in The New York Times starts at $263.00.

How do I find obituaries in the US by name? ›

Internet Public Library – Finding Obituaries – An updated guide on searching for obituaries. – This site allows you to search for recently published obituaries, a small fee is required to view most results. Obituary Central – A database that searches for obituaries and performs cemetery searches.

Can I access the Social Security death Index? ›

The SSA provides an extract from its file for distribution through the Department of Commerce's National Technical Information Service. Because this extracted file deals with deceased persons, the information is considered to be in the public domain.

How do I find the exact date of death for a person? ›

Funeral home records vary in format and content, but they can all be valuable for determining someone's death date. Check genealogical and historical societies; state, county, and local libraries; and municipal archives for possible holdings.

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