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18047 Tom Whitehead – Class of 1991 …passed away 5 Aug.

Family, friends and acquaintances are invited to celebrate together the life of Tom Whitehead on Friday Aug 19th from 4 pm until 9 pm at The Special Events Center Ground Effects in Hanover, ON.

This celebration is in place of a funeral and visitation.

Aug 19th would have been Tom’s 48th Birthday.

Appetizers will be served starting at 5 pm and there will be a cash bar. At 6 pm we will have an open mic where anyone can share stories and memories of Tom’s life.

In lieu of flowers or expressions of sympathy, donations would be greatly appreciated to www.dogsandcatsdr.com. Tom and his wife Tanya Whitehead are two of the founders of this charity.

If you have any photos of Tom please email them or share them on facebook on this event page. Please email them to [email protected]om

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27215 MATTHEW ALLEN THOMAS SULLIVAN

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Matthew Allen Thomas Sullivan announces his unexpected passing; which occurred on Thursday, August 11, 2016. Matthew was born on August 17, 1996 and was a son to Charles Allen and Alexandra Lee (Ljungstrom) Sullivan.

Matthew was recently released from the Canadian Forces in Kingston, Ontario to begin a new educational opportunity in his hometown of Saint John, NB. He enjoyed success as a member of the SJHS swim team, reveled in the time he spent with friends, his time in the Reserves and he loved his beach walks with his dogs.

Matthew will be missed by his family; brothers, Gregor, Davis and Kiefer; as well as his grandparents, Ruth and Charles Sullivan and Linda and Bertel Ljungstrom.

Although there will be no funeral service, relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation; which will be held at Brenan’s Bay View Funeral Home, 1461 Manawagonish Road, West Saint John (634–7425) on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Canadian Mental Health (Saint John) or to MindCare NB. www.BrenansFH.com

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We received the sad word that 18279 Mark Walden (CMR / RMC) passed away on Friday 12 Aug. We will provide details when available.

UPDATE:

Mark passed away peacefully at Roswell Park Cancer Institute surrounded by his family and friends. Mark’s lengthy and courageous battle with cancer ended on Friday, August 12, 2016. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, August 28 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM, at the Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen Street East, Toronto.  The doors will open at 1:45, and please feel free to gather at the park in front of the church before that time. 
 
We are to celebrate a life that has touched many; a life that took Mark to many places where his infectious smile brightened the lives of all who were privileged to witness it. The Celebration of Life will take place at the Royal Canadian Military Institute following the Memorial Service, 426 University Avenue from 4:30 PM to 9 PM – Sunday, 28 Aug.  Please make your way up to the Short Bar and the Long Bar on the 3rd floor, or to the Main Dining Room on the 4th floor. A curry buffet dinner will be set up at the Short Bar as well as at the Main Dining Room starting at 6:00 PM. Please have a drink on Mark from 4:30 to 6:00. 
 
A vigil table will be setup on the 4th floor between the Main Dining Room and the Grill. You may also email your condolences to [email protected].
 
Please bring printed copies of any of your favourite pictures of Mark to post on picture boards at the Celebration of Life.
 
If so desired, donations in Mark’s memory may be made to the following charitable organizations that were important to Mark:
 
The War Amps
 
Canadian Blood Services
 
Covenant House- Toronto
 
Toronto Humane Society

“At the twilight, a moon appeared in the sky;
Then it landed on earth to look at me.
Like a hawk stealing a bird at the time of prey;
That moon stole me and rushed back into the sky.
I looked at myself, I did not see me anymore;
For in that moon, my body turned as fine as soul.
The nine spheres disappeared in that moon;
The ship of my existence drowned in that sea.” Rumi