HOHS, Vera

Hohs, Vera May (nee Barber)

Peacefully in Collingwood on March 27th in her 96th year.  Vera beloved wife of the late Charles. Will be sadly missed by her sons Brian (Pat) and Ron (Sandy), her grandchildren Courtney (Mel), Caitlin (Adam), Colleen (Mathew)and predeceased by her grandson Colin. Also sadly missed by Pat’s children Marc (James) and Daniel (Matthew). Proud great-grandmother to Emma and Leah Quigley and Lachlan Charles Hohs -Tatner

Vera will be fondly remembered by her sister in-law Marion McIntyre, many nieces and nephews, especially by Lynne Zimmer and Laurie Westlake as well as dear friends Fern Lane, Beth McCall, Iris Harris Lilian Sutherland, Madeleine Clarke, Jeanette Brown, Liz Williamson, the Sturges Family in the USA and all those in the Barber and Hohs Clans.

A traditional funeral will be held for friends and family to celebrate Vera’s life at her visitation at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough on Monday April 10th, from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8pm. The service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, April 11th at 11 am with an hour visitation starting at 10 am prior to the service. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Centre Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Centre or Hospice Georgian Triangle-Campbell House Hospice Georgian Triangle-Campbell House in memory of Vera.

Please visit Vera’s online memorial at www.ogdenfuneralhome.com

Let us not be sad but rejoice in a wonderful life lived.

Our Mother said hello to so many people in life, we invite you to take this opportunity to say goodbye.

MCLEOD, Audrey

Audrey Eleanor McLeod died peacefully on March 18, 2023, in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her parents William and Evelyn (nee Coole) Gibson.  Loving wife of Donald for 66 years, devoted mother of Robin McLeod and Andrea Pringle, proud grandmother of Austin and Evan Pringle.

Audrey was an artist, singer and pianist who sang Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Mendelssohn Choir at Carnegie Hall, directed the Westmoreland United Church Junior Choir in her early twenties, led the St John’s United Church Junior Choir for 17 years, was pianist and director of the Melody Makers for 17 years, and led the Serenata Singers seniors’ choir for 20 years.

Friends are invited to join the family on Friday, March 24, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Drive, Toronto, with a Celebration of Life at 1:30 p.m., followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations to War Child Canada or Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund would be appreciated. Special thanks to her dear friends the Eisel family and the Palliative Care Team at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

“Music was her life.”


JOHNSTON, TOM H. April 25, 1931 – February 19, 2023 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tom H. Johnston of Don Mills, Ontario, on February 19, 2023, at the age of 91. Predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Louise Johnston (née Bradford). He is survived by his brother, Harry (Sue); his sons, Tommy (Bernie) and David (Belinda); and his grandchildren, Heather, Ryan and Taryn. Raised in Owen Sound, Tom moved to Kingston where he graduated from Queens University with a degree in Engineering. Following graduation, he and Louise moved to Don Mills, Ontario, and he began working for Metro Roads and Traffic, where he eventually became the Director of Operations. Tom built and maintained many of the roads you drive on. Tom and Louise had a beautiful life together and loved to travel. Together, they built a cottage where they enjoyed spending their summers and in the winter months, they spent their time skiing and travelling in their motorhome. Tom also enjoyed building radio-controlled airplanes and golfing with his colleagues from Metro Roads. Tom lived his life to the fullest, skiing in British Columbia until the age of 89, only to be stopped by travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. He will be remembered by many for saving the City of Buffalo from the blizzard of ’77, and for inventing Unshrinkable Fill. His family, however, will remember him for his honesty and witty charm. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr., Toronto. The Johnston family would like to thank all of the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff at Sunnybrook Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook.

Published by Toronto Star on Feb. 25, 2023.

Jubilee Market – December Update

[metaslider id=5178]The last market of 2022 has been completed, thus ending our 8-market series, with another full house of vendors with a wide variety of goods and services just right for the gift-giving season.  Many thanks to the vendors, volunteers and shoppers who made this event a success.  Looking forward to having you back with us in 2023!

HUNTER, Marion

HUNTER, Marion Elaine (nee MANN) Passed away peacefully, on December 13, 2022, at the age of 86, after a 22 year battle with Multiple Myeloma. Marion is survived by her husband of over 64 years, Donald; son, Gord (Beth); daughter, Barb Cridland (Jeff); and 3 grandchildren, Alex Cridland (Eline Vring), Heather Cridland (Grég Desroches), and Shanna Hunter; sister, Carolyn Dunlop (John deceased); and brother, Doug Mann; sister-in-law, Beryl Hunter; brother-in-law, Rev. Neil Hunter (Bonnie); sister-in-law, Lynn Morrison (Gerald); along with many wonderful nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Marion’s family wishes to thank Dr. Rena Buckstein and her team at the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre for their many years of caring for Marion as well as the team at the Sunnybrook Palliative Care Unit for their compassionate care during her last few weeks of life. An open house celebration of Marion’s life will be held on December 28, 2022, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Drive, Toronto, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation, the Girl Guides of Canada, or a Charity of Your Choice. To leave an online condolence message, please visit www.ogdenfuneralhome.com

Published by Toronto Star on Dec. 17, 2022.

Jubilee Market – November Update

[metaslider id=5019]The November market was very exciting! Twenty-four booths welcomed more than 200 shoppers with a very wide range of products: children’s books and toys, jewelry, preserves and baking, skin care products, Christmas decorations, cards, wine bottle covers, knitted and crocheted items, art, tote bags, and many more. Homemade chili and lentil soup were on the menu, and were enjoyed by all. Many thanks to the volunteers, vendors and shoppers for making this so successful. Looking forward to the final market of 2022 on December 10!!!


It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of John “Jack” Bremner on Friday, November 4, 2022 at the Palliative Care Unit, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Beloved husband to the late Joyce for 68 years. Loving father to Karen and Lori and father-in-law to Michael.

A service will take place at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles – Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville) on Saturday, November 26th at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

Jubilee Market – October Update

[metaslider id=4894] Autumn is in full swing at the Jubilee Market, with vendors offering beautiful items for the upcoming holiday season.  Over 200 customers came to make their selections.  Many thanks to all the bakers for their delicious goodies, to the cooks for the delicious chili, and to all the volunteers who worked on Thanksgiving Saturday.