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May 17, 1946 – December 31, 2022

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Georgina Thompson (76), due to complications resulting from heart failure. Georgina passed away at her home in (Belleville Ontario) in the morning hours of December 31, 2022, with her husband and her children at her side. Georgina is survived by the love of her life, her husband Kenneth Thompson (Belleville, ON), her sister Jackie (Rick) Lerik (British Columbia), her 6 children and 12 grandchildren. Terry (Jerome) McQuaid (Tia, Alyssa, Aaron, Joel) of Newmarket, ON; Suzanne (Robert) Bonutti (Adrianna, Nicholas) of Calgary, AB; Kenny Thompson, of Kingston, ON; Sonya (Raffy) Chouljian, (Liam, Brandee) of Scarborough, ON; Jennifer (Victoria) Thompson (Isaiah, Nathaniel) of Florida, USA; and Derek (Annie) Thompson (Danielle, DJ) of Mississauga, ON.  At this time the Thompson family would like to express their deepest gratitude for the love, thoughts, prayers and condolences received in her honour. We would like to thank Belleville General Hospital’s medical staff for their professional care and support. We would also like to thank Home and Community Care Support Services for their professional care and support. Georgina requested a private cremation.  There will be a Celebration of Life to honour her life and legacy in the spring/summer of 2023 in the Quinte region. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers donations can be sent to the following: Canadian Cancer Society , Diabetes Canada, CNIB Lake Joseph Centre (CNIB Lake Joe), Heart & Stroke Foundation, Rotary Foundation, or to any charity of your choice. May Georgina rest in peace as she watches over those who will love and remember her forever.  Funeral Arrangements in the care of Steele Funeral Home, (Moira Street Chapel), Belleville. Georgina was a past member of the Rotary Club of Belleville and before that the Rotary Club of Sidney (now Quinte Sunrise) .



Earl Passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday December 31, 2022 in his 91st year. Earl was predeceased by his wife and best friend for 62 years Anne (2018). Cherished father of Kim Mastroianni (Lou), Stephen and Jennifer Nash (Tim). Lovingly remembered by his grand children Sarah Mastroianni (Andrew Leslie), Michael Mastroianni, Christopher Nash and by his great-grandson Anthony as a devoted and proud grandpa and great-grandpa. Earl will be missed by his nieces and nephews, extended family and all who knew him. Earl, born in Arnprior Ontario in 1932, was a people person and a devoted family man. He spent his career in education as both a secondary school teacher and principal. Earl was a proud Canadian who loved to travel and spend time with family and good friends. In retirement, he and his wife Anne wintered as Snowbirds in Port Charlotte Florida and he had the opportunity, with Anne by his side, to see the world working as a tour guide. Earl was a long-time member of the Bowmanville Rotary Club and was honoured with the Paul Harris Award for outstanding service and commitment. He volunteered with many other organizations including the United Way, The Durham Regional Housing Authority, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation, the Retired Teachers Organization and the local cancer centre. Earl's family will hold a private funeral service to honour Earl's life. Funeral arrangements were through Mount Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, Whitby. In memory of Earl, the family would appreciate donations to the Lakeridge Health Foundation or to Faith Lutheran Church. 
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DEEPAK "BELLI" BELLIAPPA TEETHARMADA - ROTARY CLUB OF TORONTO  (Message from Carol Hutchinson - Toronto Rotary Club)

We deeply regret to inform you about the passing of  "Belli", Deepak Belliappa Teetharmada, aged 71 years on Thursday, January 12th in the early hours due to Cardiac Arrest.  He is survived by his beloved wife Lekha, his Son Kamal, his Daughter in law Rukshana and his so loved Grandson Dylan. The Rotary Club of Toronto held an In Memoriam Service for Belli on Friday, January 20, 2023 at The National Club.  Belli was the Chief Accountant of our Club from 2009 until 2022 and will be sadly missed. Condolences go out to his family and friends. The family has required that those that wish to make Donations to please make them to the Sick Kids Hospital Foundation (as Belli would have liked) at: .From the Rotary Club of Toronto: "Gentleman Belli, we will miss you so much and thank you for sharing your special life with us. Condenlences to Lekha, Kamal, Rukshana and Dylan."






November 16, 1951 - January 24, 2023

Peacefully at Ed’s House with his family by this side on Tuesday January 24th, 2023, at the age of 71. Beloved and loyal husband of Karen. Dear father of Trenholm Parker (Britt), Holly Woods (Blake) and Hope Parker. Proud grandfather (“Gaka”) of Kamryn, Ryleigh, Hazel and Willem. Dearly missed by his siblings Maureen Whaley, Patricia Robinson (Craig), Nelson Parker (Marvin) and predeceased by his brother Christopher Parker.

Michael was a loyal husband, Dad, Gaka, designer, builder, coach, businessman, Rotarian, mentor, and philanthropist. Michael was born in London UK, and moved to Toronto when he was a baby. The family moved to Colborne when Michael was eight. Michael attended ENSS in Brighton where he met his “first” wife Karen (nee Cranfield). Michael studied Architectural technology at Ryerson, and in 1972 he and Karen were married. They celebrated their 50th anniversary last August. After graduation, Michael went to work for Cadillac Fairview in Toronto. In 1975, they moved to Cobourg and Michael started a general contracting business, “Partak” with his good friend from Ryerson. A lifelong builder and General Contractor, Michael was the co-founder and former owner of both Partak Limited and Dalren Limited. He was proud to work on many area projects, and to work with many wonderful professionals over his career. If you ever rode with him in the car, he would point out any and all projects he constructed along the way, including over 300 Tim Hortons across Ontario. But it all started as a child, building go-karts and tree forts with friends. His proudest projects are the beautiful homes he built for his family.

A proud Rotarian with the Cobourg Club since 1978, he was a Past President, Assistant District 7070 Governor, Arch Klumph Society member, and spent much time committed to programs such as Camp Enterprise, Rotary Exchange and Waterfront Festival. Michael and Karen hosted many exchange students over the years, with some becoming lifelong friends. Michael loved the fellowship of Rotary, and all the positives that it brought to the community.

Michael’s family would like to thank KGH for the excellent and dedicated care that Michael received while in ICU, and the amazing care received at Ed’s House in Cobourg. A memorial service will be held on Saturday January 28th 2023 at 11a.m. at Best Western Inn and Convention Centre (930 Burnham St) with refreshments to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rotary Foundation, Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice or the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation.