March 10, 2023

Megashnee Shanmughan
Megashnee Shanmughan

It is with profound sadness that we send warm thoughts with sincere condolences to the family and friends of our dearly departed Lion Megashnee SHANMUGHAN, who joined our Lions Family as the first Club Secretary of the Mississauga Monarch Lions Club (MMLC), and was a vibrant dedicated Lion ready and willing to give generously of her time, talent and treasure in sterling service to her club, community and to humanity.

Lion Megashnee had recently migrated from Kerala India as the only child of her parents who still live in India and moved to Canada with dreams and hopes of building a bright future. A graduate in International Business Management she pursued her career as a Health Insurance Advisor and was an active volunteer with the Red Cross in India before joining the Mississauga Monarch Lions Club to continue her volunteerism in Canada.

We send heartfelt kind thoughts as we mourn her loss with her surrogate mother/Canadian guardian/caregiver extraordinaire PZC Lion President Khalilah Megan CAMPBELL in the true spirit of Lionism, as well as her many relatives and friends in India and Canada, and Lions family - especially members of the Mississauga Monarch Lions Club in particular, and all Lions of Zone 6A, Region 6, District A-711 (GTHA), Multiple District A (Ontario), and Lions Clubs International (LCI).

Do take solace that "when someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure", "death ends a life, not a relationship".

May her soul rest in eternal peace, and light perpetual shine upon her with strength to the family members to bear the loss.

In sorrow

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February 17, 2023

Robert John Young
Robert John Young
November 19, 1946 - February 17, 2023

Passed at Joseph Brant Hospital on Friday, February 17th at the age of 76, surrounded by family after a long battle with Parkinson’s. Beloved husband of Bonnie Jean Young (nee Cummings) for over 54 years; loving father of Tammi (Dan) Pozzobon, Christine (Ash) McMillan and Peter Young; proud grandfather of Mateo, Sierra, Axel, Hayden, Lane and Kyron; and dear brother of Janice (Fred) Young, Ian (Maureen) Young, Mike (Marjorie) Young. Robert will be deeply missed by his siblings-in-law Gordon (Eileen) Cummings, Brian Cummings, Douglas (Carolynn) Cummings and the late Donald Cummings.

Robert was committed to his community. He proudly served as a senior constable with the Ontario Provincial Police for 30 years. He also recently received his 50-year service pin from the Burlington Central Lions Club.

Visitation will be held at Smith’s Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, Burlington (one stop light north of the QEW) on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Wellsprings Church, 4457 New St, Burlington at 11:00am.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s honour to Parkinson Canada would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

February 14, 2023

Howard Partington
Howard Partington

It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of Howard Partington, at the age of 87, on February 14, 2023, in Hamilton, Ontario after a 2-year battle with cancer, surrounded by his family.

A loving husband to Diane, father of Neal (Victoria), Todd (Hayley), and Trisha (Tyler), and grandfather to Kaitlyn, Tanner & Sydney.

Howard was born in Leeds, England but moved to Canada in his mid-twenties. He worked for IBM where he was transferred to the Eastern Townships in the early 70's where he and Diane raised their family and started their business of running a kennel and breeding Golden Retrievers and Clumber Spaniels.

Those who knew Howard, knew he had a great sense of humour, was smart, compassionate, and kind. Howard was a strong, quiet man who loved fine woodworking and making furniture, playing golf, curling, and was a member of The Lions Club. His memory will always be a treasure.

A celebration of life for Howard will be done in the Spring. Details to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any who wish to send a donation to the Emmanuel House in Hamilton in memory of Howard.

February 12, 2023

Carlos Neto
Carlos Neto
November 9, 1950 - February 12, 2023

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, relative and friend Carlos Sousa Neto who passed away peacefully in Headwaters Health Care Centre on February 12, 2023 at the age of 72. Carlos is pre-deceased by his parents Valentim (Celeste) and Matilda, his wife Barbara Jean Neto and partner Georgina Hiles. He was born in Lisbon Portugal on November 9, 1950 and immigrated to Canada in 1966 settling in Toronto with his Mother Matilda.

Carlos will forever be in the hearts of his surviving family, his children Carlos Neto (Jennifer) Michelle Bridges (Glenn) Ashley Neto, Kim Hiles and Kevin Hiles; beloved sister Cila Neto; his cherished grandchildren Amelia, Sara, Jaime, Dimitry, Ben, Addison, Aubrey, Jaxon, Gracelyn and Delilah.

He will be dearly missed by many relatives, friends and co-workers. Carlos was a devoted Lions Club Member and President for many years. He was a passionate Toronto Maple Leafs & Jays fan and spent many years fishing, camping, coaching soccer and was also a dedicated hockey, ringette and baseball dad.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on February 16, 2023 at Turner & Porter (Neweduk Chapel) at 1981 Dundas St West, Mississauga Ontario L5K 1R2. Visitation will be held at 11:00am to 1:00pm prior to the funeral service. Burial to follow the funeral at Springcreek Cemetery (1390 Clarkson Road North, Mississauga Ontario) and family and friends are invited to gather at The Residence Inn by Marriott (2145 North Sheridan Way, Mississauga, Ontario)

Our family is grateful for the support received from the caregiving team at Headwaters Health Care Centre, West Park Health Care Centre, Dr Josephson, Dr Mauro, Dr Smith and Dr Chow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Headwaters Health Care Centre or The Arthritis Society Canada.

February 5, 2023

Paul Hanson
Paul Hanson

We are sad to announce that Paul passed away on February 5 at Billings Court Manor. He received excellent care for which we are very grateful.

Our larger than life fun-loving husband, father and gramps has left us after a life well lived. He is survived by his wife, Sue, his children, Hart (Brigitte), Stevi (Blair), Paul (Lisa), John (Amy), Jennifer, Laura (Daryl) and his stepson Stefan (Jennifer) along with his many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Paul was born in Idaho where he was a star athlete in football and track and field. He often told stories (maybe embellished as he was prone to do!) of his high school winning the state track and field championships because he won ten events! At the University of Idaho he was again a star athlete in football and his javelin throwing had him very close to making the Olympics. He began his career in education, teaching and coaching in California.

After his move to Canada with his wife, Brenda and their children, he made the career change to focus on pharmaceutical and direct sales management. Thus began the most satisfying stage of his career. At his retirement party in Mississauga, he was honoured to have the Mayor of Mississauga, Hazel McCallion, attend the celebration and commemorate him.

During their marriage of 40 years, Paul and Sue travelled and enjoyed their many special friendships. Motorbike rides to Dover, golf games and his association with the Burlington Lions Club and the Farmers Market were memories he cherished. But most importantly, he loved the simple things in life and passed that gift on to his children.

As his health deteriorated and walking became more challenging, his eldest son, Hart, once told him that he could think of nothing better than to go on a walk with his dad and sit on every bench on the way into town to watch the world go by. All his children felt that way; what a legacy!

Paul had an extraordinary ability to relate to people. His easy smile and great empathy resulted in many special friendships. He could find humour and mischief in any situation. His charm, fun-loving spirit and life lessons will live on in all of us. He will always be our hero!

In lieu of flowers, and if you wish, please consider a donation to the Alzheimers Society. Cremation has already taken place. Details regarding a Celebration of Paul's life will be announced at a later date.

January 3, 2023

Robert William (Bob) Smale
Robert William (Bob) Smale
October 21, 1932 - January 3, 2023

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Robert William (Bob) Smale on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023 at the age of 90. Bob was born in London, Ontario to parents Ellen (Nellie) Smale and William (Bill) Smale. He is survived by his loving wife Sharon (née Sinden) of 45 years and three beautiful daughters from this union. Andrea (Jacob); Janet (Marc) and Leslie (Nick). In a previous marriage to Patricia (deceased), Bob fathered four daughters. Karen (David) Linda; Marie (John) and Julie (Jim). As a result of bringing all these lovely women into the world he leaves behind 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren (7 boys and 5 girls and so Mother Nature evens things out) and became a loving Grandpa to all of them. Bob was predeceased by his sister Annabelle and has a younger brother Jim living in London, Ontario.

Bob grew up in Mt Brydges, Ontario and as a young man worked in several places including various tobacco farms and an ice cream parlour from which he would laughingly tell of his dismissal because of serving too much ice cream to his friends! He went on to work with Bell Canada installing transfer stations throughout southern Ontario and other locations in Canada; drove a school bus (where he stopped traffic both ways on the QEW!); managed several gas stations on the QE near Fruitland, Burlington, and Bronte Rd. for a number of years. He finally moved on to Ford Motor Company where he started first in warranties and then found his niche in parts sales, where he became top parts salesman in Ontario. Following more than 25 years with Ford he retired but continued his sales career selling floor finishes; Terra Cotta Cookies to GTA schools and finally driving shuttle buses for nearby car dealerships.

Eventually, he truly retired and spent time in his vegetable garden and with his grandchildren and tinkering with projects, something he had done all his life. He was very interested and knowledgeable about cars, airplanes, and aviation history, stamp and coin collecting, and took great pleasure in furthering his knowledge as a history buff. Bob was a long-standing and dedicated member of the Streetsville Lions Club, Streetsville Probus, and the Streetsville Horticultural Society enjoying the camaraderie of all of them. A supportive member of the community, he was well known for his witty personality, his many jokes, and his ability to converse with almost anyone about almost anything. He will be sadly missed by all.

A Celebration of Life truly in Bob's style to take place Saturday, February 11 in Heritage Hall at Streetsville United Church, 274 Queen Street S. Streetsville.

Our family would be delighted to have you drop in between 1:30 and 4:30 to share happy thoughts, laughter, and memories which Bob would have loved. We will have a short "formal" recognition at about 2:00

In lieu of flowers, donations would be gratefully received by the Streetsville Lions Club and put to very good use. Please note they are a non-registered charity. Cheques can be sent to:

Lions Club of Streetsville
P.O. Box 42251
128 Queen St. S.
Mississauga, ON
L5M 4Z0