Passing of Marilyn Sturino

June 25, 2022

Passing of Marilyn Sturino

It is with a heavy heart we inform you of the loss of a true friend and former member, Marylin Sturino. Marylin passed away at home, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.


Online memorial details my be found here.

Passing of Jan Burgess

June 2, 2022

Passing of Jan Burgess

Jan Burgess passed away on May 5th, 2022. During 2007 and 2008, Jan was a photographer and support person for the Optimists Alumni. She was a real gem who will be missed.


A Celebration of Life will be held at Kingsview Free Methodist Church, 15 Kingsview Boulevard, Etobicoke, Ontario on Saturday, June 4th, 2022 from 1 PM to 3:30 PM. A Facebook Live stream is available to attend remotely here.


A second Celebration of Life will be held at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 233, 7 John Street, Orangeville, Ontario on Sunday, June 26th, 2022 from 1 PM to 3:30 PM.


Tributes and memories of Jan can be shared here.

Randy Cochrane - Celebration of Life

May 29, 2022

Randy Cochrane - Celebration of Life

A Celebration of Life for Randy Cochrane will be held on Sunday June 26th at the Royal Canadian Legion in Orillia (215 Mississaga St E) from 2-4:30pm (drop-in).

From Randy's daughter, Jamie: "The drum corps community was so important to my dad, we hope many of you will be able to join us.".

Passing of Randy Cochrane

April 24, 2022

Passing of Randy Cochrane

It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of Randy Cochrane. Randy passed away early Monday morning after complications following surgery. A celebration of life will be announced in the coming weeks.


Please visit Randy's In Memory page here, where there is a special message from Randy's wife, Rita, and more pictures of Randy in his slideshow.

Passing of Art Tamaki

February 24, 2022

Passing of Art Tamaki

We are saddened to inform you of the passing of Art Tamaki on Thursday, February 17th.

A private service will be held on Saturday, Feb 26th from 4-5, and will be live-streamed.

A Celebration of Life will be organized by Art's family and scheduled for this summer.


Art's obituary may be found here.


Our In Memory page for Art may be found here, where we have included some photos of Art from his 1967 season with the Toronto Optimists.



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