Saturday, June 8, 2019
DR. PETER HENRY ANDREWS
1939 - 2019
Vancouver dentist and honoured member of the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at St. Paul's Hospital after a short illness. He is survived by Barbara, his wife of 54 years; children, Kirstin (Stephen - dec.), Meagan, Cameron (Jessica) and Danielle (Hamish); grandchildren, Teagan and Kiera; mother, Catherine; and brother, Gordon (Judy).
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club (3811 Point Grey Rd., Vancouver, BC) on Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 12- 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the Aplastic Anemia & Myelodysplasia Association of Canada at https:// aamac.ca/donate/ in memory of Dr. Peter Andrews.
ROBERT MALCOM AULD
It is with great sadness that the family of Robert Malcom (Bob) Auld announces his passing on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the age of 86. Bob will be lovingly remembered by Frances, his wife of 63 years, his children and grandchildren. A family ceremony has already been held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Bob to the Sunnybrook Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital or by planting a tree in Israel through the Jewish National Fund.
MEGAN ELISABETH BICE
December 16, 1949 June 6, 2019 Passed away at Country Terrace Nursing Home following a 10-year struggle with dementia. Megan was the dearly loved daughter of the late Clare and Marion (née Reid) Bice. She is deeply missed by her brother Kevin and sisterin-law Daphne, her niece Jennie (Joe Samorodin) and nephew Jory (Camille Atebe). She is remembered fondly by cousins Jane Peckham (Vaughn), Heather Simpson (the late Ken) and Jacqui Walsh (Michael). She will be missed as well by friends and colleagues around the world.
Megan grew up in London Ontario where she was immersed in a wonderfully rich and diverse environment of art and design. The people, events and surroundings of Megan's early years nurtured a passion for the visual arts, culture and Canadian history, which she translated into a lifetime of work in art, becoming a leading curator and critical writer on painting and drawing in Canada.
As anyone who knew her will tell you, she was a sucker for animals of all kinds, cats and dogs in particular, and especially Nellie, Jenny, Zoe and Charlie, often including them in her whimsical Christmas cards.
A service of celebration will take place at 11 a.m., Friday, June 14th at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, London with a visitation one hour prior in the church.
Special thanks to Valerie, Pat, Rachel, Maria, Karen, Christie, Heather and all staff at Country Terrace in Komoka, Ontario, to residents John, Gloria, Mike and Rob for their friendship and to Renée Melvin for her care.
Megan's ever-present smile will be remembered.
Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex would be appreciated.
A more complete remembrance of Megan's life can be seen at http://www.harrisfuneralhome.ca
ALISON C HADSEY (née Litz)
1950 - 2019
Passed away peacefully on May 22, 2019 from complications resulting of frontotemporal dementia. Wife of Guy for 32 years and survived by her sisters Lenore Bitze, Karen Davidson (Dennis), Darlene and brother Gord Litz (Brenda), and her 11 nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Gordon and Margaret and brother-in-law Wayne.
Born in Winnipeg, Alison went to the universities of Victoria and Calgary obtaining a BFA in Theatre and a B.Ed. She spent some years with a touring children's theatre company in BC and then turned to teaching. Alison had a passion for children's literature and a love for ensuring that the early years of a child's life were filled with books.
Alison also ran a very successful book and toy shop in Victoria where she dispensed recommendations, advice and her endless enthusiasm to a generation of kids, teachers and parents. For sixteen years, she taught Kindergarten, then Grades 3 and 5 at Glenlyon Norfolk School. Her favourite role was as the Librarian for the Beach Drive campus of the Junior School at GNS where she revamped the library and made it a focus for school life.
In 2004, Alison and Guy moved to Stratford, Ontario to be closer to her beloved Stratford Festival. She taught at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto and then at Fern Hill School in Burlington. The onset of dementia was aggressive and Alison stopped work in 2009. Her condition deteriorated quickly and she needed full-time care at Spruce Lodge, which was her home for six years.
Alison loved travelling, children's literature, the theatre and seeing a child's eyes widen as they discovered a new idea, or when they raptly listened to a story.
Her enthusiasm for learning, her sense of humour, intelligence and determination will be missed by all who knew her.
Thank you to the PSWs, nurses, Dr. Doug Thompson and all those at Spruce Lodge who provided outstanding care for Alison with dedication, skill and compassion over the past six years. A funeral will be held on June 19th at W.G.
Young Funeral Home, Stratford.
Memorial donations may be made to Perth Alzheimer Society or to Stratford Festival through the funeral home 519.271.7411 http://www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
PAMELA MARY DALGLISH
Pam, aged 90, died peacefully on Sunday, May 26, 2019, 17 days after the death of her husband, Roy Dalglish. She was born February 9, 1929 in Montreal to Robert and Ruth Haldenby. She spent her youth in Westmount and Knowlton, Quebec where she attended Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's, obtained a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University and was a member of the Delta Gamma fraternity. University fed her endless appetite for reading, language and friendship. It was also where, and perhaps most significantly, she was courted by, and eventually married Roy Dalglish on November 24, 1951. She is survived by her sister and best friend Shirley Powis and her three children: Peter (born 1958) Andrew (spouse Kathleen Corrigan) (born 1961) and Kate (born 1963). Their grandchildren are James, Elizabeth, Emily, William, Lucy and Sarah.
While she occasionally remarked that she never received a pay cheque in her life time, Pam participated in multiple charitable organizations including the Red Feather Foundation, Montreal Anti-Poverty League, The United Way, Chairman of the Board for The Study School and multiple worthy causes that gave her the opportunity to exercise her considerable intellect and energies.
She inherited her mother's love of gardening and could tell you the Latin name of every plant in her garden. She read constantly and widely and had her own, often unpredictable, opinions on virtually any topic. She was cozy; a cup of tea and a cookie were always on offer to anyone who arrived at Nestledown's kitchen door.
It is impossible to reflect on Pam's life without Roy's, and in the end, impossible for her too.
While outwardly very different people: Pam was petite, very bookish, hugely articulate, never intimidated, and frequently recognized as "Formidable." She had genuine friendships with all generations, used surprisingly colorful language and was interested and interesting. Roy had a large presence, was immensely capable, unselfconscious, never defined by stereotypic roles, amused by his wife's occasional very candid nature, and always himself. Most obvious to all that knew them, Roy was unquestionably devoted to Pam, and she to him.
Pam would say they were "Very much married." They spent a lifetime together building and enjoying a family, a garden, a series of Pekinese, a life in Montreal, Knowlton and Toronto; all coloured by their shared belief in what is important and their unabashed knowledge that they were content.
As a couple, they could look like they were at opposite ends of a spectrum, but their conviction in what made them feel lucky and made them laugh was never out of sync.
We, their children, can easily say how well we knew them, loved them, how much they shaped our lives and who we are today.
With their deaths so close to each other's, we cannot help but recognize that life and love can be inextricably connected and are grateful that for 72 of their 90 plus years, they were truly together.
No service will be held in Toronto, but a gathering will be held this summer in their garden where so many happy years were spent in Knowlton.
MICHAEL EARL DUFFY (Earl)
1930 - 2019
Died peacefully on June 6, 2019 in his 89th year in the arms of his beloved wife, Diana.
Cherished father of Colleen (Brian Johnston), Kevin (Sherry), Paul (Wendy), Karen (Winston Meyer), Shawn (Josie) and Neil (Leslie).
Grandfather of Emily, Katherine, Caitlin, Conor, Kylah, Carson, Melissa (Nick), Christina, Michael, Samuel (Patria), William, Nicole, Nelson, Beth and Madeline.
Brother of Jim (Tina). Predeceased in 2005 by his wife and mother of their children, Christene. Also predeceased by his parents, Jim and Stella Duffy and brother, Patrick.
Earl was born in Nelson, B.C., the middle of three sons. He was a talented hockey player, part of the team that won the B.C provincial championship in 1947 and 1948.
In the late 1940's, Earl moved to Toronto to attend St. Michael's College and later the University of Toronto. There Earl met Christene Heenan, a registered nurse at St. Michael's Hospital, and they married in 1954.
Earl had a remarkable business career. He started his career as a CA with Peat Warwick Mitchell. What followed was a distinguished executive career which included companies such as Marsh McLennan, Leo Burnett and later Silverwood Dairies where he served as President during the 1970's and 80's. After corporate life, Earl pursued entrepreneurial passions which included starting Totson with Christene, a family business that invented a better milk jug. His additional ventures included the bottled water business and the whey business - he saw the potential for these incredible growth businesses before most others.
Earl was a dedicated father and husband, bringing leadership and energy to raising a big Catholic family - six children. The family had dinner together every night followed by family prayers. He left an indelible mark on his whole family and his children had him on a huge pedestal throughout their lives. He was always so proud of his children and grandchildren.
He loved nothing more than spending time with his family.
In some ways, Earl's finest hour came later. In the late 1990s, Christene's health started to decline. Earl was a devoted caregiver and companion to Chris and never left her side. During that time and after her death, he developed deep relationships with his grandchildren who tapped into his playful, funny side.
His active mind, keen intellect, sense of humour and quick wit stayed with him until the end.
After Christene's death, Earl met Diana. They married and had 13 wonderful years together - a very fulfilled life. Diana was a devoted wife and friend to Earl. She has become the family historian she knows his life story better than anyone. Diana was by his side every minute as his health declined giving him incredible peace, joy and comfort - a true guardian angel.
The family would like to express deepest gratitude to Dr. Matthew Orava who always went the extra mile in supporting Earl, Diana and the whole family. And also to Erica and her team at Comfort Keepers who provided excellent care to Earl at the end of his life.
A Catholic service will be celebrated at SteckleyGooderham Funeral Home, 30 Worsley St., Barrie on Monday, June 10th at 2:30 p.m. followed by a reception. Cremation to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Online memories and condolences may be forwarded via http://www.steckleygooderham.com.
DONALD WILLIAM DUKE 1928 - 2019
Passed away peacefully on Friday, May 31, 2019 at his farm in Campbellville. Beloved husband of Irene Lillian Duke. Much loved father of Marilyn Burgess, Alan (Sandra) Duke, Carol Moore (Joe Malec) and Barry Duke (Lili Mao). A loving 'Poppa' to 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by son Alan Duke and son-in-law Don Burgess.
Don graduated from University of Toronto and went on to a successful business career as both a manager and entrepreneur.
Outside of work Don enjoyed activities revolving around his and Irene's much-loved Briarwood Farm and the many horses they raised and raced. He had a love of outdoor work for which the farm was an endless resource, providing enjoyment and adventures until his final days.
Foremost however, Don will be remembered as the keystone that held the family together as a giver of advice, supporter of dreams, fixer of problems and teacher of character. His companionship will be greatly missed, but his friendship, wisdom and helpfulness will long be remembered by those he knew.
Family and friends are invited to visit at the McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home, 114 Main St. E.
Milton 905-878-4452 from 4-7 p.m.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations to Milton District Hospital or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Letters of condolence, shared stories and memorial donations may be left for the family online at http://www.mckersie-kocher.ca
ROBERT ALBERT GEISLER
Robert Geisler (Bob) passed away peacefully at his home, May 7, 2019 in his 95th year. The eldest son of seven children born in Kitchener, Ontario, June 7, 1924 to Oscar Geisler and Ida Amelia Michel. Predeceased by his wife of over 50 years, Sheila Margaret (nee Covington). Devoted father of Jonathan (Patricia Larkin) and their children Matthew, Barrett and Jeremy; and Clive (Gillian Forster) and their children Harry and Ian Alexander.
Bob graduated from Victoria College, University of Toronto in 1945 before embarking on a successful career in mining exploration around the world. He loved the rugged outdoor life but was equally comfortable in boardrooms. Never one to sit idly, he was an innovator, designed numerous patents and was always working on his many new projects. Fluent in three languages, he was a generous, humorous, and unassuming man who had a very positive outlook on life and was always willing to come to the assistance of family and friends.
A private graveside service will be held June 10th. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life from 5 -7:30 p.m. at the family home in Toronto. For information - email@example.com.
LESLEY HELEN HARRIS
(1948 - 2019)
On May 17, 2019 after a lengthy illness, Lesley passed away peacefully on Gabriola Island, BC with her husband, Glenn, and daughters, Amanda and Brooke, at her side.
Born in London, England, Lesley immigrated to Canada with her parents at the age of 7. She attended school in Toronto, moving to London, Ontario in 1975 upon marriage to Glenn. She worked in public relations for the Ontario government for a number of years. She was also an active volunteer, chairing London's Contact Crisis Centre and serving as a member of the Parkwood Hospital board. The family moved to Spruce Grove, Alberta in 1991 and to Gabriola Island, British Columbia in 2004.
Lesley loved Gabriola. She developed many dear friendships and became an active member of the community, pursuing her artistic interests including serving as board member of the Gabriola Arts Council. Wise, witty and full of life, she was an intensely loving mother and wife and a loyal, generous and compassionate friend. The family has been overwhelmed by expressions of love and support that attest to the extraordinary woman she was and to the powerful impact she had on so many people. It is difficult to find words to express adequately our appreciation.
Special thanks to Dr. Tracey Thorne and all the other members of the health care community on Gabriola who gave her comfort and support during her illness.
Donations can be made to Gabriola Island's People for a Healthy Community or to the animal welfare charity of your choice.
A celebration of Lesley's life will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, July 14 at the Surf Lodge on Gabriola Island.
WILLIAM WALLACE HEFLER "Bill"
May 6, 1931 - September 14, 2018
Bill Hefler passed away after a short hospital stay surrounded by the love of his wife, daughters and family in Toronto on Friday, September 14, 2018. Cremation has taken place. There will be a Celebration of Bill's Life at the Donalda Club, 12 Bushbury Drive, Don Mills, on Thursday, June 20th at 1:00 p.m.
Passed away peacefully on June 5, 2019 in Windsor Ontario. Wife of the late Karl A. Jirgens. Dear mother of Karl E. Jirgens, Anita Puddy (John), and grandmother to Nicholas, C.J., and Elise.
A private family service will take place to celebrate her life at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Janisse Funeral Home (1139 Ouellette Ave., Windsor Ontario 519-253-5225)
DR. ANNE M. JOHNSTON
Non Nobis Sed Urbi et Orbi Anne Maxwell Johnston of Richmond passed away on June 4, 2019 as a result of a Glioblastoma diagnosed in January, 2019.
She was born on November 20, 1955 and raised in Montreal, daughter of Alice and Carlyle Johnston. She attended E.C.S. in Montreal, followed by Carleton University, then McMaster University where she obtained her Medical degree. She completed her Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship at UVM Children's Hospital. For a couple of years she worked at both Montreal Children's Hospital and UVMCH as a neonatologist and also was an Associate Professor at UVM College of Medicine. Anne was an extremely talented doctor and an excellent teacher.
Anne developed an interest in the follow-up care of infants after discharge from the NICU and in 2000 she started a Neonatal Medical Follow-Up Program for very premature infants and other infants with complicated medical needs at UVMCH. With her team, she also created a novel way of caring for infants exposed to opioids that is nationally recognized. Through getting to know these women and their families, hearing about their struggles and remarkable strengths in overcoming their obstacles; their journey into a life of recovery became her passion.
She was a founding member of the ChARM (Children and Recovering Mothers) Program, working with pregnant women with opioid dependence and their infants.
Along with a healthy sense of humor, intuition and compassion, Anne had a unique talent for bonding with people of all ages and walks of life.
Away from work Anne enjoyed many activities such as swimming, skiing, and Bikram yoga, to name some of her favorites. She was a prolific and talented knitter and constantly produced mittens, hats, sweaters, and bags for babies, friends and family. Anne enjoyed time at Lac Brûlé, Quebec where she spent many summers since childhood with family and cousins. In those days she played a lot of tennis, very well.
Anne married Geordie Hodgson in August 1985 and they settled in Richmond in 1988 where they raised two sons Tyler (Jillian Brady) and Morgan. She is also survived by her brothers Michael (Andrea, daughters Lauren and Gabrielle) and Tom (Trevor Roberts), her sisters-in-law Cinnie Gilday (Doug, sons Jesse, Logan and Byron) and Holly Adams (Michael, daughter Taylor and son Todd). Anne also leaves close family friend Charlotte Clark and very special confidante and colleague Jerilyn Metayer who has been through thick and thin with her over the last 30+ years and helped her family tremendously through these last few months.
A memorial service to celebrate Anne's life will be held at 2 p.m.
on Saturday, June 15th at First Congregational Church, 38 S Winooski Ave, Burlington, VT with a reception to follow.
Should friends desire, contributions may be sent to either of the following: ChARM (Children and Recovering Mothers Program) - A multidisciplinary approach aimed at improving the health and safety outcomes of babies born to women with a history of opioid dependence - http://www.kidsafevt.org Select "Donate" and in the "Note" section put "In Honor Of Anne Johnston."
UVMCH Children's Specialty Foodbank Program to support mothers and babies experiencing food insecurity - give.uvmhealth.org/ medcenter Please select "In Memory Of "and then "Dr. Anne Johnston."
January 18, 1936 - June 1, 2019
Passed away peacefully June 1, 2019 in London, Ontario. Loving mother of Eva Kiss (John Henderson) and Ida Kiss (John Hill). Wonderful and loving grandmother to Fiona, Sophie, Leah Henderson (Zac Young), Jennifer and Gregory Peer.
Although born in Kovin, Serbia, her nationality was Hungarian. She was fluent in Serbian, Hungarian and English. At 40, Gizella experienced a tragic brain aneurism, and despite that, she bounced back and lived an empowering life for another 43 years. Her family will miss her dearly.
A private family memorial will be held at a later date.
Jeane Jorgensen passed away at the Bridgepoint Palliative Care Unit in Toronto on May 30, 2019. Jeane was born in Alberta on December 9, 1937, and had a very successful career in a d v e r t i s i n g a n d communications. She forged the way for women in her field, fighting for equal recognition and, as a result, helped open doors for those who came after her. Jeane's career took her across the country, from Vancouver, to Montreal, and then finally to Toronto where she spent the last 45 years of her life.
She was dedicated to the advancement of the arts and history in Toronto. She spent time on the board of the Kiwanis Music Festival and dedicated numerous volunteer hours at the Royal Ontario Museum.
Always an avid hiker, she loved the Bruce Trail and spent countless hours, over decades, exploring it. She also loved to hike the Canadian Rockies. Jeane's wish was to be returned to Alberta to where her family resides and to have an intimate memorial in the mountains there.
Donations may be made, in memory of Jeane, to the Bruce Trail Conservancy to help preserve this incredible landscape for many generations to enjoy.
DR. R. P. BRYCE LARKE M.D., D.Cl.Sc.
"Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises?
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." Henry David Thoreau Dr. R. P. Bryce Larke passed away peacefully, with family at his bedside, in the early hours of Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the Capital Care Norwood Centre in Edmonton.
He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly sixty years, Shirley; his children, Krista Martin (Gary), Bryce Jr., and Donald (Shawna); as well as grandchildren, Erin McIsaac (and her father, Michael), Alexandra and Samantha Larke (and their mother, Heather) and Jayson Martin.
Bryce was born in Blairmore, Alberta on November 14, 1936 at the United Church Manse to his parents, the Reverend Albert E. Larke and Mrs. Grace Larke and is survived by his older sister, Myrna Brockenshire.
After graduation in medicine from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario in 1960, the newly minted Dr. Larke spent five years at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto earning the degree of Doctor of Clinical Science (DClSc) in virology and pediatrics. He held medical faculty appointments at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) and at McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario) where he established the Hamilton Regional Virology Laboratory before returning to his native province of Alberta in 1975.
For the next 26 years, Bryce was a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta and from 1985 to 2001 was also Associate Medical Director of Canadian Blood Services in Edmonton. During this time he did extensive work on viral hepatitis in the Canadian Arctic through the Boreal Institute for Northern Studies.
His sabbatical year, 1986-1987, was spent at L'Institut Pasteur in Paris, doing HIV research in the laboratory of Nobel Prize recipient, Professor Luc Montagnier. Bryce was the first Director of the Provincial AIDS Program established by the Alberta Government in 1988, later becoming Provincial Medical Consultant for HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis.
Bryce left the three appointments in Edmonton in 2001 and he and Shirley moved north to Whitehorse, Yukon where he served as the Territory's Chief Medical Officer until July 2008. They moved back "south" to Edmonton where Bryce returned to work as a Medical Virologist at the Provincial Laboratory for Public Health until his retirement in June 2016.
He served on several national and international committees (including Chair of the Safety Advisory Committee for HEMA-Quebec, the blood transfusion service for Quebec). He published numerous scientific articles on infectious diseases and immunization, with his major focus remaining in viral hepatitis.
Bryce was a member of the Edmonton Commandery of the The Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem.
Throughout all of their years together, Bryce and Shirley enjoyed numerous vacations across the globe including several extended trips to the French countryside to enjoy hiking, embracing the local cuisine and wine, lots of wine.
Our family would like to express sincere thanks to Dr. Peter Hamilton, Dr.Debra Hammer, Dr. Brian Lee and Dr. Keith Tankel for their thoughtful care during Bryce's illness.
A private family celebration of life will take place at a later date in Jasper National Park where Bryce enjoyed many trips to the mountains.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army or a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent to Hainstock's Edmonton (dignitymemorial.com)
MICHAEL DONALD MACDONALD
Michael Donald MacDonald passed away on April 16, 2019. Mike was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, cousin, uncle, great-uncle and friend to many. He was a lawyer, passionate advocate, sports fanatic, world traveller and all-around lover of life. More importantly, he taught us by example, to always engage, be accepting and inclusive and try to make the best of all the opportunities we were lucky enough to have.
Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on January 17, 1933, Mike was the youngest of the six boys born to his beloved parents, Frederick (FRC) and Kathleen (Kay) MacDonald.
The deep ties he had to his clan of brothers, cousins and friends from childhood lasted his entire life. He graduated from Queen Elizabeth High School and went on to Dalhousie University where he played varsity basketball and football (and played hockey and rugby). Mike graduated from Dalhousie Law School (class of '57) and in the same year he married his childhood sweetheart, Carolyn Dobson (Dobbie).
Together they went on to a long and happy 51 years of marriage.
He started his long career in the law in Halifax where he practiced for 8 years with the firm Burchill, Smith and Jost. In 1966, Mike and Carolyn moved west for an opportunity to join the Edmonton law firm, Clement, Parlee, Irving, Henning, Mustard & Rodney (now Parlee McLaws LLP). He was a partner and litigator there for over 40 years. In Edmonton, Mike was an engaged member of the community: he was Chair of the Edmonton Police Commission and the Royal Alexandra Hospital Board, Chancellor of the Anglican Diocese of Athabasca, an active member of the Legal Circle and the Alberta Bar Association, past director and active member of the Royal Glenora Club and held many other engagements. Mike had an intense love of politics and community building, and brought an unwavering dedication to the Liberal Party with him to Alberta, where he ran as a candidate in four federal elections during the 1970s and '80s. Mike moved to Victoria in 2015 and spent the past four years close to family on the west coast.
Mike was fiercely proud of his daughters and their families.
Nothing brought him more joy over the years than spending time watching, and loudly cheering for his daughters and then, in turn, their children in many and varied sporting events. Mike is survived by his daughters, Nancy, Sarah, Eve (Keith Tracey) and Barb (Ian Collombin); grandchildren, Justin Gouin, Andrew Jaycock (Rebecca Martin), Anna Gouin, Lauren Gouin, Isabelle Gouin, Luke Collombin, Taylor Collombin, Eve Collombin; great-grandson, Oliver Gouin; his brothers, Robert, Buddy (John) and Peter; sisters-in-law, Ruth, Eleanor and Rosemary; as well as a large and extended family of cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Carolyn; brother, Kirk; and sister-in-law, Elizabeth (Betty).
The family would like to add a special thank you to Ken Noble, the staff at Sunrise Victoria, especially those on the third floor, and Dr.
Fiona Manning for the care and attention over this past year.
In lieu of flowers, we know that Mike would prefer you to just 'Vote Liberal'. If desired, donations in his honour can be made to a community organization that promotes openness, inclusivity and belonging.
On June 14, 2019 at 2 p.m. there will be a celebration of Mike's life at All Saints Cathedral, Edmonton. A reception will follow.
Messages of condolence can be left at http://www.firstmemorialsaanich.com.
SHIRLEY AGNES MARSDEN (nee Darby)
December 14, 1927 May 30, 2019
Peacefully in her 92nd year, after a long life well lived. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank (1993); and will be lovingly remembered by her children, Pamela (Michael), Paul (Linda) Geoffrey, Hilary (Michael); and her four adored grandchildren, Leah, Benjamin, Samantha and Charlotte.
An ardent believer in the power of volunteerism, throughout her life, Mom gave freely of her time to The Junior League of Toronto, The Big Sisters Association/ Youthlink, the AGO, and amateur sport. An independent spirit, she spent her later years travelling destinations across North America and Europe. To mark the occasion of her 80th birthday she embarked on a sixty day cruise around South America.
Mom loved a good game of bridge, knitting for her family, live theatre, and the symphony. She was devoted to lifelong learning, as a member of multiple book clubs and an attendant of the University of Toronto Lifelong Learning Program.
Of her much-quoted sayings, her favourite was, "yesterday's history, tomorrow's a mystery, today's a gift."
At mom's request a private family celebration will take place. If desired, memorial donations may be made to two causes important to mom: Doctors Without Borders and Girl Guides of Canada.
BARBARA ANN MARZEC (nee Thompson)
July 23,1933May 27, 2019
Peacefully, at Lakeridge Health Centre - Ajax on May 27, 2019.
Barbara was a lifelong resident of Royal York Road, in Etobicoke.
Beloved wife of the late Edward Marzec. Daughter of the late Beatrice and Norman Thompson, sister to Patricia Allan and Bill Thompson. Loving Mom of Michael (Linda Cantello) and Kathryn (David Lehmkuhl). Proud Grandma of Sarah, Andrew and Hayden.
Barbara dedicated her life to teaching and was an Elementary school specialist who loved her career as much as her students over the years. Barbara worked in her Grandmother's, Clara Hewson's, "Frock Shop" in High Park for many years, was an avid "cottager" who helped her father build the stone foundation for the Eaton's Kit Cottage that was built up in Fenelon Falls, Ontario.
Barbara became an enthusiastic antique collector and loved to venture to the symphony and theatre with her many friends.
At Barbara's request, cremation has taken place. For those who wish, donations may be made to Salvation Army or Alzheimer's Society. A "Celebration of Life" will occur mid-summer.
Arrangements entrusted to Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel.
JAMES STUART ROLAND MATHESON "Jim"
Suddenly on Sunday, June 2, 2019 in his 72nd year. Born August 15, 1947 in Montreal, Quebec. Son of the late Stuart and Gladys (Hope) Matheson. Stepson to Louise Matheson (Charlebois). Brother to Susan (Roger Vallée), Ian (Danielle Surprenant, Hélène Machado), Robert, Alan (Lori Swayne). Uncle to Christopher (Jane Landymore) and Leslie Vallée; Anna and Alexander Matheson; Jake, Sam, and Emma Matheson; Nicholas and Alexandra Vallée. Jim will be missed by his family, friends, work colleagues and his beloved cycling club members.
A memorial service will be held at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 lights west of Yonge Street) on Friday, June 14th at 1 p.m. A reception will follow.
If desired, a donation in lieu of flowers to the Princess Margaret Hospital (http://www.thepmcf.ca) would be appreciated.
GEORGINA HELEN MATTHEWS (Nee Ross)
October 3, 1917 April 19, 2019
Georgie Matthews was a woman of graciousness, thoughtfulness for others, intelligence, musicality, and fierce devotion to family.
Eldest daughter of Christina Ross and the Rev. Dr. Andrew S. Ross, minister of Montreal West United Church, she was a graduate of Queen's University, Kingston, ON, (Arts -38). She played on the basketball team, throwing the basket that won the National Championship for Queen's in 1935.
In her final year she was President of the Levana Society, the Student Council for Women students. In 1940, she married D. J. Matthews.
She and Joe endured 22 months of separation, while he flew overseas as a navigator with the RAF during WWII. After the war, they made their permanent home in Guelph, ON.
She was a life member of the Canadian Federation of University Women, serving on its executives, and supported the Guelph Youth Music Centre. She played piano, organ and sang in operettas. For 10 years she was choir leader and organist at Arkell United Church and played with a local music group into her 90s.
She spent her final years in Belmont Long Term Care Facility in Belleville, ON.
She leaves her children Carol Anne (Fred Wien), Basil (Gina), Ross (Evelyn), and Grace (Jim Clare), her sister Hope Ross-Papezik, her grandchildren Erika, Otis, Jonathan, Daniel, Malcolm, David, Chris, and Victoria, and several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her husband, D. J. Matthews, her granddaughter, Lindsey Clare, and her siblings Donald, Betty(Waugh), and Andrew Ross.
A memorial service will be held June 14th at 11:00 a.m. at St. George's Church, Guelph, ON.
EDWARD WALLACE MCFARLANE
82, passed away on May 21, 2019 at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital following a brief illness.
He was a thoughtful and loving person, and he will be missed greatly by his wife of 56 years, Grace (Toguri); his children David, Jane (Donna), Scott (Monika and daughter Olivia); and many close friends.
Ed was born in East York, ON, the son of Doug McFarlane and Sibyl (McLean) McFarlane, and he was raised by his grandmother, Blanche (Bell) McLean, in The Beach area of Toronto.
He graduated from Malvern High School in 1954 and attended the University of Toronto, receiving a master's degree in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics before taking teaching positions in Toronto, Oshawa and at Porter Collegiate and Cedarbrae Collegiate in Scarborough. Ed loved teaching and became increasingly interested in alternative ways of learning.
He was especially interested in the history of County Schools in rural Ontario and their use of peer teaching; and he contributed to a calculus textbook and authored a geometry course book that brought the learning of problem solving skills to the foreground, as opposed to the learning of symbolic manipulations. He finished his teaching career at Alternative Scarborough Education II (ASEII).
Ed grew up with a keen awareness of social and economic inequality, and was politically active throughout his life supporting many causes, often in conjunction with the New Democratic Party. He also coached basketball teams at Porter and Cedarbrae Collegiate and enjoyed ice dancing at the University Skating Club in Toronto and later the Beaver Valley Skating Club. In his retirement, he regularly attended Tai Chi classes at Fung Loy Kok Institute in Collingwood.
Ed's final wishes were for his ashes to be scattered in the forest surrounding the home he and Grace designed in Ravenna, ON. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 1st. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.
RUSSILL HERCULE MORIN
June 21, 1935 - June 1, 2019
At Huntsville, Ontario surrounded by his loving family.
Devoted husband of over 50 years to Mary Marilyn (nee Shea) who predeceased him in June of 2011.
Loving Father of David, Shea, Caron, Holly and Martine. Proud Grandfather to 13 grandchildren, Ciara, Molly, Aila and Maeve Morin, Caitlin and Jonathan Bunston, Danielle and Hunter Zahnt, Savannah, Sophia and Duke Stone and Gabriel and Grace Peressini; Great-Grandfather of Fallon and Koston Neufeld, Aiden King and Callan and Cole Gaudette. Father-in-law and friend to Sheena Branigan, Michael Bunston, Michael Zahnt, Gordon Stone and Marc Peressini.
The family expresses its heartfelt thanks to the doctors and nurses of Huntsville District Memorial Hospital and in particular, the nurses and PSWs at Hospice Huntsville for their empathetic and attentive care of Rusty.
Special thanks to Dr. Dave McLinden and to Frs James Sercely and Paul Hogan. Grateful acknowledgement to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Mary of the Assumption, Huntsville for their ongoing support and friendship.
In accordance with Russill's wishes, cremation has taken place.
A private family funeral Mass will be held for Russill at a later date.
A Book of Condolences is available on the website of the Billingsley Funeral Home in Huntsville.
If desired, the family requests donations be sent to Algonquin Grace Residential Hospice, 100 Frank Miller Drive, Huntsville, Ontario P1H 1H7, (705) 789-6878.
ANN MOWAT (Dora)
Nee Hodge Born on March 13, 1931 in Sudbury, Ontario, and passed peacefully in the early hours of May 25, 2019 at Crofton Manor in Vancouver, BC. She was predeceased by her husband, Douglas Mowat (19291992) whom she married in 1961; and by her parents, (Albert Earl Hodge and Christina Hodge, nee Manson); sisters, Jean (Sanderson) Hodge and Christina (Mildred) Pelton; and brother, (Albert) Manson Hodge.
Ann graduated from the University of Toronto in 1953 with a degree in Physical/Occupational Therapy. Shortly afterward, she moved to Vancouver where she worked as a Physiotherapist at the Shaughnessy Hospital.
Ann was a spirited, generous and loving aunt to Alyson, Elizabeth, Carolyn (Carroll) and Stacey (Bolan) Hodge, James and MaryJo Pelton, Wendy Taylor, Tammy Meadows, and Wayne Mowat.
She and Doug were members of the Point Grey Golf and Country Club and built a beautiful home adjacent to the Club's 11th tee, which they lived in for many years. Ann became a lifelong happy visitor to the Point Grey clubhouse and its dining room and over the years she hosted friends and family to countless fine meals and parties.
Together, Ann and Doug were active members of the Gyro club and the Canadian Paraplegic Association (now Spinal Cord Injury BC) where Ann was a Member of the Board of Directors. They were also regular commuters to their holiday home on Bowen Island. Ann was an outstanding partner to Doug during his time as a Member of the Legislative Assembly in BC, supporting him in many ways to achieve his goals.
Ann will be remembered as a fine lady with a brilliant smile and a great sense of humour, always ready with a witty comment, who enjoyed the simple things in life.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on September 15, 2019 at the Point Grey Golf and Country Club. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Spinal Cord Injury BC.
With great sadness, we announce the passing of Aideen on May 31, 2019 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elliot Lake at the age of 92. Predeceased by her brothers Cathal and Sean (Kathleen), survived by her sisters, Maeve (Bob Floyde) and Blathnaid (Michael Carmody), nephews, nieces and extended family in Ireland, Canada, UK, and USA.
Especially mourned by her loving friends, the Speed family.
Born in Ireland in 1927, Aideen and her siblings were raised by their widowed mother, the principal of the local primary school, a first for women in Ireland at the time. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin and the London School of Economics, she came to Canada in 1957 with a plan to work for a short period, then return to Europe, preferably on a slow cargo boat with many ports of call. She worked as a social worker and taught various courses at University of Toronto, George Brown College and Sheridan College before joining the Ontario Department of Correctional Services in 1965 as Director of Women's Reformatories. In 1969 Aideen became Executive Director of a Toronto child care agency and she is a past president of the Ontario Association of Professional Social Workers - Metro Toronto Branch.
In recognition of her contribution to the field of corrections in Ontario, she was awarded the 1967 Centennial Medal. She was a founding member of the Ontario Committee on the Status of Women, a member of the Boards of the Hincks Treatment Centre, the Ontario Welfare Council, the Ontario Association for Corrections and Criminology, and a member of the Advisory Committee of the George Brown College Child Care Course.
In 1974, she was elected as a Liberal Member of Parliament for the Toronto riding of Trinity and was re-elected in 1979, 1980 and 1984. She served as parliamentary secretary and chaired various committees including Public Accounts. She led delegations to the European Parliament, the O.E.C.D, Council of Europe and was a delegate to U.N General Assembly. In 1989, she was appointed to the Immigration and Refugee Board where she served until moving to Elliot Lake to take up residence and become a Northerner (NOT to retire!).
She was an active participant in the local community (Chair White Mountain Academy of the Arts, Trustee St Joseph's General Hospital, Board Member Women's Crisis Centre and the Family Life Centre and President Rotary Club). In 2003, she was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal and the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians Distinguished Services Award. Tributes received testify to her legacy.
She was a strong, capable, dynamic woman with a formidable intellect which, in a woman, wasn't as appreciated as it should have been at that time.
She will live on in the many lives she has touched and changed.
Special thanks to the wonderful neighbours and friends in Elliott Lake, especially Nicole and Marilyn who were with Aideen at the end, as well as all the friends who supported her.
Cremation has taken place.
A Celebration of Life will take place at The University Club of Toronto, 380 University Avenue, Toronto on Monday, August 12th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the CNIB Foundation.
ELIZABETH EMILY PASCHEN (née Jennings)
Passed away at the age of 92 years old, surrounded by family, prayer, and song, on March 14, 2019. Betty is survived by beloved family members including husband, Gerhard (Jerry); children, Renee (and husband Rainer), Jillian (and husband Marlin) and Sydney; brother, Richard (and wife Ellen); and granddaughters, Gina, Andrea and Tamara.
Betty was born on February 26, 1927, the fourth of six children to recent British immigrants Rosa Annie (née Bridges) and Joseph Albert Jennings at their family farm near Condor, Alberta. There, she was lovingly raised with siblings Joyce, Jack, Yvonne, Frank, and Richard. Betty and Jerry met in 1959 as enthusiastic members of the Canadian Youth Hostelling Association, and were married on December 17, 1960, at St. Luke's Anglican Church in Red Deer.
From the time of their marriage, the house that Betty designed and built in 1954 served as the vibrant centre of their family's life. Betty earned a Diploma of Education (1952), Bachelor of Education (1955), Diploma of Early Childhood Education (1982), and Master of Education (1985) from the University of Alberta, and taught for the Edmonton school boards for three decades. A dedicated writer and poet, she published a book, Moosehide Jackets: Mackenzie's Arctic Journey Retraced, in 1989. Betty was a lifelong environmentalist, serving as the first leader of the Alberta Green Party from 1990 to 1995, and running as a candidate in the 1993 provincial election.
A woman of grace, humor, and intelligence, Betty was a radiantly loving and remarkably accomplished person. Her deep reverence for all of creation was the foundation of her care work, her teaching, and her activism. In life and beyond, Betty endures as a generous spirit and an inspiration to everyone who knew her.
AmemorialservicewasheldonMarch 19 at St. George's Anglican Church (where Betty was a congregant since 1953), and a celebration of life is scheduled for June 15, 2019 at 1 p.m., also at St. George's (11733 - 87 Avenue NW, Edmonton).
LOIS MARGARET JEAN PETERS (née Desormeau)
April 28, 1923 - May 30, 2019
My mother, Lois, died peacefully at Shelburne Residence in Shelburne, Ontario. I could fill this space with platitudes and cliches found in most obituaries. She was all of those and much more. She was a wonderful human being and the best role model to those who knew her and shared her life.
There are no words to describe what she meant to us all. There will be no formal service but in her name I ask that you make a toast, say a prayer or do whatever is your custom to honour and celebrate the lives of those who profoundly touch our lives. She was also surrounded by her loving and very caring Shelburne Residence 'family' who allowed her to live her last few months with grace, dignity and humour! Thanks to all of you from the bottom of my heart.
July 7, 1932 - May 4, 2019
Don died peacefully at St.
Michael's Hospital in Toronto.
His daughters, Barbara (John), Anne (Sheila) and granddaughters, Norah (Lachlan) and Fiona, are deeply saddened by the loss of Don and his wife, Betty, earlier this year.
Don's legacy as a public servant at the Provincial, Federal and Municipal levels lives on both in the housing and social welfare services he created and nurtured, and in the skills and perspectives of the many staff and colleagues he mentored and influenced.
Don lived a life that balanced a deep commitment to work with an equally strong attachment to personal life: planting trees, building houses, going to the ballet, and travelling widely, all with his much loved wife, Betty.
A celebration of Don's life will be held on June 17, 2019 at the YWCA, 87 Elm St., Toronto, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Contributions at http://www.supportryerson.ca/ donrichmond are gratefully accepted.
PAUL WILLIAM ROBERTS
Paul William Roberts was felled by a sudden brain haemorrhage, he passed away during the night of May 17, 2019.
Roberts was a writer of fiction (Palace of Fears, Homeland) and of several non-fiction books (Empire of the Soul, Journey of the Magi). He was also a literary journalist and a war correspondent, as well as a TV producer for BBC, Citytv and TVO.
His coverage of the two Iraq wars for Harper's magazine was expanded into his book A War Against Truth, which won the PEN Canada/Paul Kidd award (2005) for courage in journalism.
Born in Wales in 1950, he studied at Oxford, and taught in India, before moving to Toronto, Canada, and working as a journalist and a television producer.
He is survived in Quebec by his wife, Kara Williams, and in England by his mother, Constance Wilson, and his brother, David Wilson, and by his children, Elijah and Arabella.
A memorial shall be held at his home in Val-des-Lacs, Quebec, on June 15th. (tel. no: 819-321-0188), and a Toronto memorial announcement will be forthcoming.
HELEN MARGARET RUSSELL (Burkinshaw)
January 24, 1918 February 22, 2019 Helen was born in Vancouver and grew up in Berry Creek, AB with her parents, Edgar and Nellie, and her brothers, Roy, Orville, and Robert. She relished memories of being a farm-girl, riding bareback on her horse named Fly, churning butter, and being the athletic, skirt-encumbered, lone girl for the boys' baseball games. Helen loved family, especially Leslie (1918-2007), her husband of 64 years. Their faith in God was a sustaining force.
Her family, Bonnie and Johannes, Ruth and David, Timothy and Lori (Douglas and Solomon), Andrea and Max, cherish memories of her as mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
In her 101 adventurous years, Helen treasured travels with Leslie to many countries - 32 at her count. She also resided in Edmonton, Ottawa, Arvida, Cairo, Montreal, and Victoria. Many describe the privilege of having known her as a nurse, educator, leader, mentor, and friend. She was a courageous, curious, and spirited woman, who generously shared her intelligence, love, and wisdom.
Cora and Boyd Rempel and Karen and Don Crawford have been faithful and kind friends to Helen and Leslie. Lambrick Park Church also welcomed them.
Helen lived her final years at the Sidney All Care Residence, where the First Floor Team embraced her with warm and gentle attention, softening the ravages of her mind and body. For this care, her family feels great gratitude.
Contributions in Helen's memory may be made to the charity of one's choosing. A Service of Remembrance is planned for Sunday, June 23, at 2:30 p.m., at Lambrick Park Church, Victoria, BC.
JACQUELINE RUTH SCOTT
1952 - 2019
Jackie passed away at her home in Ottawa on Friday, April 12, 2019, as a result of cancer. Predeceased by her parents, Sylva Scott (Macklin) and Thomas Stewart Scott; survived by her brothers, Fraser Scott (Judy) and Graham Scott (Vicky) and their families. Cremation has taken place. Her ashes will be interred in the Macklin family plot at Ebenezer United Church Cemetery, 5000 Steeles Ave. E., Markham, ON, on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Reception to follow at the church.
WILLIAM JOHN SMITH "Bill"
December 11, 1940 - June 4, 2019
Suddenly, yet peacefully at home, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Bill was a devoted husband, loving father, and loyal friend.
Predeceased by his beloved wife, Ann Smith, and survived by his son Blair Smith and daughter Alison Smith, his brother Bob Smith (Sandra), brother-in-law Richard Williams (Pauline), his nieces Kara Smith Hetherington (Rod), Kathy Williams, Sue Loveless (Evan), and his nephews Rick Williams (Merrianne) and Mark Smith (Tracy), along with six grand-nephews. He will be remembered always by countless family members and friends.
Following graduation from The University of Western Ontario with a degree in Economics, Class of 1963, Bill had a long and successful career in investment management. During his retirement Bill spent countless hours on the golf course, enjoying every minute of the game and the friends he made on the course and in the clubhouse at Rosedale Golf Club. He was a dedicated supporter of countless charitable organizations, including time served on the board of directors of Centennial Infant and Child Centre and The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada. Bill also took great pleasure in his time spent at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, both as a member of the congregation and within his role on the stewardship committee.
Bill's greatest joy, however, was his time spent with family and friends, and the love he held for those close to him was always so evident.
A memorial service will be held at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto on Tuesday, June 11th at 11:00 a.m.
If desired, a donation to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, http://www.thepmcf.ca, would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymiles.com.
LYLA CAROL SOLMON (née Hands)
Born August 28, 1924, Lyla Solmon passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at home. Beloved wife of the late Norman Solmon, beloved mother and mother-in-law of Jeffrey and Melanie, Joel and Lynn, Gail and Bernard, stupendous grandmother to Mark and Mel, Leah and James, Emma and Ryan, Samantha and Michael, Max and Molly and Simon. Nanabanana to her great-grandchildren Gretchen, Cohen, Ada and Louisa. She loved us all with her whole heart and we will miss her greatly. She will be remembered for her devotion to Jewish causes, Hadassah and UJA, her creativity, her humour and devotion to family and her extended family including Melanie and Melvyn, Sandra and Doug, Maureen and Richard, Zoe, Wesley, Ryan, Jesse and Lindsay and Chand Kapoor.
We will all miss her greatly.
Special thanks to her caregivers who took such good care of her and made her life so comfortable.
Memorial donations may be made to Tammy Latner Centre for Palliative Care.
MANUELLA SANDY MARIA TOTH
1969 - 2019
Peacefully, surrounded by her family, Manuella passed from this life on May 7, 2019 in Hamilton, Ontario.
Loving and beloved wife of Jerome and mother of Guy Galante. Cherished daughter of Annick Le Guillou and daughter-inlaw of Sam and Rose Anne Galante of Burlington. Manuella loved, was loved and is survived by her sisters Betty and Christine and her brother Francis (Marie) and predeceased by her father Anthony Toth and sister Sophie Le Guillou.
Manuella loved, was loved and will be dearly missed by her many aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, friends, neighbours, parishioners, colleagues, students and any one whom was touched by her life.
Manuella graduated from Holy Rosary Elementary School and both Assumption and Lester B Pearson High Schools in Burlington. Manuella obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree (Humanities-French) from McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario and Master of Science Degree (Education) from Niagara University in New York State, USA Manuella was a masterful teacher at the art of the French language in Oakville and Burlington Ontario and in Bloomfield Hills Michigan USA.
Manuella will forever be remembered for her caring and helpful nature and ceaseless thoughtfulness of others. A private family funeral and cremation has taken place.
A Requiem Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be said Sunday, June 30th at 10:00 am at St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 260 Herkimer Street, Hamilton.
All are invited to gather around the table for the supper of the lamb.
"I want to ask you, as clearly as I can, to bear with patience all that is unresolved in your heart, and try to love the questions themselves. For everything must be lived. Live the questions now, and perhaps then, someday, you will gradually, without notice, live into the answers".
- Rainer Maria Rilke
BARONESS MARGRIT VON KLEIST (née Burckhardt)
Born in Berlin, Germany August 10 1924.
Died peacefully in Collingwood, Ontario, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the age of 95 years. She will be remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother and devoted grandmother. Wife of predeceased Aribert Baron von Kleist; she leaves to mourn her two children, Christiane née Baroness von Kleist (Paul Bernard), Baron Alexander (Baroness Barb von Kleist née Cameron); and her 5 grandchildren, Evan von Kleist Bernard, Janelle von Kleist Bernard, Baroness Nicole von Kleist, Tara née Baroness von Kleist (Ryan Latimer), Baron Maximillian von Kleist, extended family members, and numerous friends.
In 1959, Margrit von Kleist was the founder of a well-known and established Gymnastic School called "All Children's' Progressive Gym School Inc." which became the basis of gym programs run today.
She wrote her memoires "One Life Many Chapter's" and a guide book to baby gymnastics for parents, "Exercise Your Newborns to 4-Years Old."
Baroness von Kleist will be remembered as an avid outdoors person who loved to cross country and downhill ski, sail and windsurf, golf, mountain climbing, the theatre, and later in life took long scooter rides to take her dog, Tintin, for a walk around her neighbourhood.
She also belonged to the Pretty River Probus Club, Spanish Speaking Club, Bridge Club, and participated in numerous charities.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Hospice Georgian TriangleCampbell House would be greatly appreciated.
The Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Fawcett Funeral Home, 82 Pine St., Collingwood.
Friends may visit Margrit's online Book of Memories at http://www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com.
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dearly loved daughter, sister and aunt, Teneda Webber. Teneda passed away peacefully at home in Victoria, BC after a long illness.
Until her final hours, Teneda thought of others, her kindness and great generosity is deeply missed. Teneda is survived by her father, Ray Webber, her sister Tenesh Webber, and her niece, Maya McGlynn. Her mother, Alika Podolinsky Webber died in 1998.
Teneda received her degree in photography from The Emily Carr College of Art, in Vancouver.
She worked as a photographer in Victoria. Teneda saw the photographic potential in the most unlikely combinations of subjects and locations. Her work was exhibited and published in Canada and the United States.
Teneda's legacy will be honored by Dr. Mohamed Gheiss, Neuropsychiatrist, of Victoria, through lectures and workshops "The Teneda Webber Memorial Presentation on Surgical Treatments in Patients with Central Sensitization Syndrome". A website featuring her photography is being created by her sister and niece.
We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Mohamed Gheis, for his care and support.
A special thank you to Koji Shum, Pharmacist, of Victoria.
Teneda will be remembered and missed by all who experienced her compassion and kindness.
If wished, donations may be made to the Victoria Branch of the SPCA.
DONALD EDWARD WEBSTER
75, of Pickering, Ontario passed away suddenly at Lakeridge Hospital, Oshawa on June 3, 2019. Donald was born in Woodstock, Ontario on May 12, 1944 to Herbert Goldwin Webster and Verona Susan (Dickinson).
Mr. Webster was an investment banker in the pension division and enjoyed his profession but was especially passionate about his gardening, extensive traveling around the world and quality time at the cottage.
Family was very important to him and he is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Carolyn (Brown); his children, Shari Webster and Blake Webster; and his three grandchildren, Adam, Zane and Autumn. He will be remembered by all for his kindness, intelligence and his many talents.
Cremation has already taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. If so desired, a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society would be appreciated by the family.
Come celebrate the Life & Art of Adrienne Alison on Saturday, June 8, 4-8 pm at Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto. Surrounded by Adrienne's creative spirit, enjoy a selection from her profound range of work as chosen by her daughter.
Renowned sculptor of public and private commissions.
Chief among her accomplishments was the 1812 monument on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
Founded the Department of Maxillofacial Prosthetics at Sunnybrook. Passionate and inspirational force who reveled in the beauty of life.
For further information, email aacelebration2019@ gmail.com
CHRISTINE MAUREEN KEAY (nee Emms)
June 6, 1992 Sparkling memories of a special sister.
"The heart hath its own memory Like the mind, And in it are enshrined The precious keepsakes." In Loving Memory
JOHANNA WAGNER 'Hanna'
Our beautiful, talented and loving Hanna left us one year ago.
Time flies Suns rise and shadows fall Let it pass Love reigns forever over all John, Julia, Michael