Saturday, April 7, 2018
Darryl and Eleanor Boynton and their son, George, are thrilled to welcome Harrison Thomas Boynton who was born on March 29, 2018 in Toronto. Harrison is fortunate to have many loving aunts, uncles and grandparents including George Boynton (Eileen Hill), Kathryn McCain (James Pyper), John and Sylvia McDonald and the late Anne Boynton. A special thank you to Dr. Grace Liu and the NICU staffs at Sunnybrook and St. Michael's Hospitals.
MARY LOUISE ADAMS September 6,1957 March 27, 2018
Born and raised in Toronto, Mary graduated from McMaster University in 1979, and then moved to Edmonton, where she worked for Catholic Social Services as a social worker.
Four year later, at age 26, Mary was diagnosed with MS, a disease that ended her career but not her positive attitude and cheerfulness, which were her hallmarks.
Mary made her home for the last 20 years of her life at West Park Healthcare Centre in Toronto, where the exceptional staff and volunteers cared for her and protected her, and where she enjoyed the camaraderie of her fellow stouthearted residents. She died peacefully of natural causes.
Mary was predeceased by her father, Robert Adams, and is survived by her husband, Steve Douglas; mother, Joan Adams; brother, John Adams; sister, Patricia Adams; brother-in- law, Lawrence Solomon; nieces, Essie and Catharine Solomon; and many dedicated friends who cherished Mary's kind and loving soul.
A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations to West Park Healthcare Centre may be made in honour of Mary's life, and as a tribute to the outstanding care she received.
SONJA DRAYTON BIRD (née Williams) October 17, 1919 - April 2, 2018
After a long and happy life, Sonja flew away on April 2nd at St.
Michael's Hospital Palliative Care Unit at the age of 98.
Predeceased by her beloved husband, David A. G. Bird; her brother, Ridley Williams; her parents, Frank and Ingrid Williams; and her daughter-in-law, Frances Bird (née Graham). She is survived by her loving children and their families; David (Elizabeth Wilson), Colin (Susan), Alex (Gillian) and Ingrid Nolan (Michael); cherished grandmother of Christopher (Maria Alejandra Oliveri), Wendy (Chris Derro), and Myles (Angela) Bird; Jennifer Whitfield (Brian Joe), Heather Corbett (Wesley), and Jamie Bird; Trey, Jenny, Michael (Megan Coven), and Meredith (Nathan Marshall) Bird; and David (Fiona McNestry), Katie (David Vilder) and Elizabeth Nolan; and ten great-grandchildren.
Born in Winnipeg, Sonja grew up in Toronto where she attended Whitney School and Branksome Hall, later studying piano at the Conservatory of Music. Sonja married David in 1940, and after the war they moved into their home in Rosedale where she continued to live for the rest of her life. From 1951, summers were spent at Birdwood, the family property on the edge of Harris Lake near Parry Sound.
The family would like to particularly thank Arnet Ebanks (IntegraCare) for her loving care in Sonja's last years, and all our other gentle caregivers especially, Janetle Bulatao (Premier Homecare Services).
A funeral service celebrating her life will take place in the Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-theApostle, 525 Bloor Street East, on Monday, April 9th at 12:00 noon followed by a reception in the parish hall. A visitation will take place at the church beginning 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a charitable donation to The Church of St. Peter and St. Simon, St.
Michael's Hospital Foundation or Palliative Care Unit, The Alzheimer's Society or a charity of your choice. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www.
EDITH NOLAN BLACK (Edie)
It is with great sorrow that the family of Edie Nolan Black announces her sudden passing on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the age of 74 years young. She passed in Toronto with love all around her and with family by her side.
Edie was born in London, Ontario to Theresa Mitchell and Jack Nolan on February 24, 1944.
Upon graduation from CCH in London, Edie set her sights on Toronto. Within a day of hopping off the train, she secured her first job at Crown Life Insurance. A woman before her time in a man's world, she chased her dreams of a prolific and diverse career, which led her to Vancouver and Merrill Lynch. Ever the adventurer, she left Vancouver for the wilds of the Yukon, where she ran a carleasing firm and bartended. Over the years, her adventurous spirit took her back to Ontario and into the fields of office management for a local chiropractor, Conklin Shows, Real Estate, and back to Vancouver working for Nikken.
Edie's heart of gold and her generous, fun-loving attitude made her easy to love, speak with... her laugh, always infectious. Without a doubt however, her greatest adventure began when she met her loving husband and best friend Bruce, with whom she shared 30 amazing years. Bruce encouraged her to explore her artistic side without reservation, and today her paintings brighten every room in which they hang.
Despite an artistic temperament which on occasion, in true Nolan fashion, would lead her to speak an unfiltered truth in her "feisty" manner, for which she was renowned, she will always be celebrated for her love of family and her ability to make friends wherever she traveled and lived, be it Vancouver, the Yukon, Calgary, Palm Desert, Florida the list of places and friendships is never ending. Two of her best friends being her dogs, Rosie and Goldilox, whom she adored.
Edie is lovingly remembered by her husband and best friend of 30 years, Bruce; his children, Michael (Catherine) and Leslie (Andrew); her 7 grandchildren, Jessie, Jamie, Jude, Robbie, Christina, Jack and Luke; by her sisters, Anne (Bill), Mary (Lou), Theresa (Rod); and brothers, Mike and John (Liliane). She also leaves behind her dear nieces and nephews, Lisa, Jenny, Michael, Gregory, Michael, Patrick and Julie. Family would like to invite friends to a celebration of her life at York Downs Golf and Country Club, 4134 16th Ave, Unionville, Ontario, Monday, April 9, 2018 at 11 a.m.
The family suggests memorial contributions to be sent to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
JANICE MARY BROOKS 1938 - 2018
Passed away peacefully on Monday, March 26.
Predeceased by her parents, Margaret and Sidney; and brother, Wally. Sister to Gerry and sister-in-law to Sally.
Many thanks to the wonderful ICU staff at Mt. Sinai Hospital.
Private arrangements have taken place.
ALVIN ROBERT CARTER "Bob" February 17, 1928 - March 18, 2018, Victoria, B.C.
It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my dear friend, Alvin Robert Carter.
The measure of Robert's inner strength and conviction was illustrated by his determination to overcome the grip of his illness in the manner only a true resolute Irish Man could. He lived to see his 90th Saint Patrick's Day complete, only to slide away gently into that good night, early on Sunday, March 18th at 12:15 a.m.
Alvin Robert, the only child of Alvin and Fanny Carter, was proud of his modest beginnings in Guelph and Arkell, Ontario. Robert is survived by his loving and devoted partner of 50 years, Frank G. Ainsworth and their perennial companion, Whiskey the Cat.
Robert was driven by a strong work ethic that sharpened his instinct to learn and excel at his chosen endeavours. Robert's work career began with Zellers Department Stores in the late 1940's which introduced him to the wonders of the world beyond Guelph. Robert's time at Zellers which culminated in Sarnia, Ontario was important to him for the many lasting friendships he formed. Robert accepted a position at Lever Brothers in Toronto where he excelled at developing the fledgling concept of corporate structural organization and integration of computer technology. After 16 years with Lever Brothers, Robert embarked on a robust 30 year career with The Ontario Election Office, in Toronto, where he rose to the position of Director of Operations until his retirement. To paraphrase colleague and friend, Mary Cacciacarro, "Bob possessed a sharp, creative and great analytical mind that he was so proud of and which everyone admired, at times, even envied him for. He was instrumental in suggesting changes to election legislation including The Election Act and The Redistribution Act in which most of his suggestions were actually enacted into the legislation by the government of the day. Unbeknown to him, he had been nicknamed Precision Bob." Robert's many accomplishments also included helping to develop innovative election forms, procedures and machinery considered to be the best in Canada.
As a result, he was asked to share his expertise through secondment, first to the Federal Elections office in Ottawa then to the British Columbia Election Office in Victoria which afforded him an introduction to the Provincial Capital. Smitten with Victoria, Robert and Frank upon their retirement became residents of Oak Bay since leaving Toronto in 1989.
Robert was an industrious and creative artist. In the early 1960's, George Jardine, his longtime Toronto friend from his Lever Brothers Days, (and creative co-conspirator) thought Robert should be actively promoting his artwork. Robert supplied the following comment in 2007 for George's autobiography, "He mentioned the notion that perhaps I should paint under a nom de arte, like a nom de plume. Then I could accept compliments and commentary on my art because it would not be mine but someone else's work. I came up with the name Albert Vinter (Al and Vin from Alvin, Bert from Robert, and Ter from Carter)." A.R. Carter and A. Vinter both had illustrious careers, designing sets, painting abstract figures and landscapes as well as three dimensional assemblages all while enjoying classical and operatic music.
Robert achieved wide spread Oak Bay notoriety for the permanent painted transformation of his bathroom into a creative interpretation of King Tut's Tomb. In his final years, sparked by yet another of Georges' comments, Robert came up with 'Word Cross,' which he pursued enthusiastically into his brief stay at Hospice. In his last telephone conversation with George, Robert declared "I'm expecting my light to be shining somewhere up among the stars."
Upon moving to Victoria, Robert was an ardent and respected supporter of his community by volunteering at the Oak Bay Volunteers and the CNIB. He personally assisted many individuals on a weekly and often long term basis.
Robert was a generous patron and knowledgeable devotee to Pacific Opera Victoria. He was respectful and supportive of Oak Bay Civic and Community life. The Oak Leaf Award with which the Municipality of Oak Bay honours extraordinary individuals was conceptualized and donated by Robert. In acknowledgement of his distinguished service to the community, Robert was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Robert leaves behind many loving family and friends from across Canada.
His Ontario family and friends include cousin, Joseph Bonneville of Mount Albert; Donna and godson, Ryan Bonneville of Richmond Hill; Marion Ainsworth of Lindsay; Allison (Ainsworth) Carpenter of Cannington; godson, Christopher Bonneville; George and Margaret Jardine; and Mary Cacciacarro all of Toronto.
Robert's British Columbia family and friends include cousin, Craig and Leslie Sanderson of Burnaby; Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen, Joan Halvorsen, Phil Crowson, Donnie and Lindsay Caverhill, Dr. Conrad and Carole Rusnak, Twyla Rusnak, Julia and Max Gallant, Josh Leslie, Kevin Carpenter, Barney McKinnon, Jason Gilbert, Patrick Corrigan a past Victoria resident, now currently of Montreal; and the caring neighbors of the Rowan Oaks Strata Community, all of Victoria.
I would like to thank Dr. Shaun Humphreys and Carol Robson for their kindness, attentive care, and support they have given Robert over the years.
I would like to extend a warm heartfelt Thank you to the Victoria Hospice for the care, attention, love and incredible humanity they provided for Bob and all of their patients. I was truly touched by the depth of their values, their open hearts and their commitment.
My father, Harry Gallant and Robert were close friends and allies in the Toronto business world of the 1970's. They admired each other's integrity, creativity, drive and instinctual nose for good Scotch at the King Eddy Hotel in Toronto. I inherited Robert in 1990 and we have been close ever since. I am still not sure who was more fortunate. I like to think both Robert and Harry are now surveying the scene and determining all the work which needs to be done, from their new perch, as only they could.
- Illarion Gallant
FLORA MACDONALD CLARK December 29, 1933 - April 2, 2018
Flora died peacefully in her sleep in her 85th year, with her husband of 63 years by her side.
She was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, the youngest of four children. The family lived outside London during the war, with the father away in RAF operations. At a young age, Flora endured the frequent bombing, often alone. In August of 1946, her father obtained his discharge in Canada, and brought his family over. They boarded the RMS "Aquitania" for the journey from Southampton to Halifax, where they were processed at Pier 21, and joined their father in Toronto. The family then moved to Montreal.
Severe family problems resulted in Flora leaving high school, and obtaining clerical employment. Attending night courses, she obtained her secondary school certificate. She found work at McGill University, and this was when she met David, her future husband, then a third year medical student.
They moved to Kitchener, where David interned; then to London for his military service, then to Sault Ste. Marie for general practice. In these years, their three sons arrived. They then moved back to London, where David took the Royal College residency in psychiatry. Fifty years ago, they moved to Barrie, where he began his practice in psychiatry.
Flora decided that this was the time for her to consider her own academic aspirations. Despite the demands of raising a family, she began taking courses part-time. In 1979, she graduated from Georgian College with a diploma in Design Arts and Creative Arts. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Toronto in 1980, and then her Master Of Education Degree at OISE in 1986. She was employed for twenty years at Innis College at the University of Toronto, achieving the position of associate registrar as well as student counselor. She spent many hours commuting by bus to work. She retired at 67 in October 1999. Flora and David had decided to continue living in their home of fifty years.
Flora missed the challenge of working with students. To celebrate what she had achieved through hard work, often in the face of adversity in her career, she bought her yellow Volkswagen beetle, Marigold. The boys were all away from home, and Flora had more time to engage in her lifelong interest in art. A talented artist, she produced many beautiful paintings.
Over the next decade, her health began to fail. She suffered increasingly with pain and debilitation from a number of afflictions, with progressive limitation of her interests and activities. She was eventually forced to give up driving and her beloved VW bug. David had since retired from practice, and provided daily care, assisted by home service providers from local agencies.
Flora continued to face adversity bravely. She felt despondent that she would never again recover her health, relegated to being totally housebound, and eventually bedbound. She frequently shared her feelings that death was the only answer to her chronic suffering. As Flora was progressively weakening, she struggled to stay alive as long as possible. There were frequent episodes of severe pain which responded to medication changes. But, the inevitable occurred.
Flora leaves a grieving husband; her sons, Ian and Michael; her daughterin-law, Lori; her beloved granddaughters, Andra and Kathleen; her good friends including, Valerie and Guy Hachey; and many of the workers who attended her at home, particularly Flor Escobar from HomeInstead; and her committed physician, Dr. Devon Turner.
Flora's wishes were maintained: cremation has occurred; no service was required. Flora wanted her ashes to be with her dearly loved cats, Siggy and Tristan, who had been buried behind the clump of oak in the backyard.
In the future, a time and place will be arranged for friends and relatives to gather to commemorate Flora's life.
The following are derived from a song Flora used to sing to the boys when they were little, which closely reflects her philosophy of life, that she was part of the universe: Somewhere, over the rainbow, skies are blue...
Some day, I'll wish upon a star, And wake up where the clouds are far behind me.
Bluebirds fly over the rainbow, That's where you will find me.
FRANCES ADA CLARK (McAllister) May 16, 1920 - March 9, 2018
Mom passed peacefully in her sleep early March 9th in Ottawa. Ada was born to Frances (Cross) and Joseph McAllister in Blackburn, England and grew up with her sisters, Connie and Jean, in nearby Bolton. She excelled in school and won scholarships to Bolton Girls' School and later to Royal Holloway College, University of London. She was very proud of the 1st Class Honours degree she earned there and spent the rest of the WWII years teaching high school maths and chemistry in London. Eventually the school was evacuated to Kent to escape the bombing but they soon found themselves in the direct path of the new V1 rockets as they headed from Normandy to London.
Teaching duties now included spending nights on the roof watching the skies for the dreaded buzz bombs.
During this time, Ada met and married her Canadian soldier, Mel Clark, and after the war she joined the ranks of the thousands of war brides who immmigrated to Canada accompanied by "one trunk and a baby in a basket." Our father's name for Mom was Frankie and therefore, to her Canadian family and friends, she became Frances. Her homes in Canada and abroad were determined by Mel's career and included Southey, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Geneva, Switzerland. Every move began with Mom researching the reputations of the schools in our new city; our new neighbourhood was determined by the excellence of its schools. Frances highly valued education and in keeping with her very democratic beliefs supported equal opportunity for all. She dedicated her time to creating a home for her family no matter which city we landed in and became adept at negotiating in new languages and in deciphering new cultures in order to pave the way for us.
After that first great adventure of crossing the North Atlantic on a converted troop ship in November 1946, Mom became an inveterate traveller. She travelled to explore new places, to visit family and to attend Cordon Bleu cooking schools. She also enjoyed herb gardening, many many books, cycling and cross country skiing.
Frances leaves to mourn her children, Susan Robert (David), Marion Clark, and Gordon Clark (Karen). She leaves behind her beloved grandchildren, Shelley Rashke (Clint), Karyn Pender (Rob), Rebecca Lazar (Bechara Malkoun), Benjamin Lazar (Hannah Montoya); step-grandchildren, Nomi and David Lazar, as well as three great- grandchildren, Danielle Kozek, Beth and Lennon Pender. In England, she is fondly remembered by her sister, Jean McCallister; nieces, Janet Huxter, Kathryn Wilcox, Susan Halton; nephews, Ian Robinson, David Holt; and her cousin, Burt Cross. Frances was predeceased by her son, Donald Clark in 1974; her sister, Connie Robinson in 2008; and by her husband of 69 years, Mel Clark in 2014.
Ada, Frankie, Frances: she was a wonderful and generous mother, grandmother, great-grandmother. We will miss her very much.
We thank the staff of Forest Hill Residence in Ottawa for their consideration and their special care of Mom in her last few years.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
LAWRENCE T. DICKENSON 1945 - 2018
Larry passed away peacefully at home, on March 29, 2018 in the arms of his loving wife, with devoted daughters by their side, after a long, fierce and tenacious fight against cancer. Born of the late Jean and Thomas Dickenson in London, Ontario; he is survived by Margaret (nee Boyko of Thunder Bay), his wife of more than 50 years; two daughters, Tonya (Maxime) and Christa (Peter); siblings, Shirley, Jim (Shirley), and Ruth (Maurice); grandchildren, Catherine, Nicolas, Sophie, Hugo, and Gabrielle; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Larry spent 28 years in Canada's foreign service, living overseas a total of 20 years in Vienna, Belgrade, Moscow, Brussels, Cairo, Seoul, Kuwait and Jakarta. On the last two of those assignments, he was Canada's Ambassador to Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman (1988-1992) and then Indonesia (1992-1996). The first of these ambassadorial postings coincided with the Gulf War.
His assignments while in Canada between foreign postings, varied from trade policy work in the former Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce to Director of the European Union as well as Director General of International Cultural Relations for the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and subsequently, Director General of International Markets in the Department of Agriculture and Agri-food.
Shortly after returning to Canada from Indonesia, he entered the Privy Council Office which provides support to the Prime Minister and the Canadian Cabinet. Initially, he was Executive Director, Millennium Task Force. His last position was Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet for Security and Intelligence, being in that position when "9-11" took place.
Upon retirement, Larry served as Vice-Chair of the RCMP's National Police Service's Advisory Council, was the former President of the Directing Group for the Retired Heads of Mission Association (RHOMA), an external member of the Audit Committee of Citizenship and Immigration Canada and most recently, on the audit committee of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). He was a Senior Fellow and a member of the Distinguished Advisory Committee of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University.
Throughout life, Larry was a person of integrity, civility and commitment whose hard work positively impacted others. Those who knew him or of him, understood this - a thoroughly good and decent person with a sense of humor, always giving back to Canada, his community, family and those around him.
Forever, Larry and Margaret melded as a team. Indeed, since retirement after 35 years of public service, Larry would proudly say "There has been a reversal of roles! Margaret worked for me and now I work for her and for the same salary - ZIP!" He joined Margaret in teaching courses in "Business Protocol, Social Dining Etiquette" to a wide range of governmental and nongovernmental clients as well as "Mind your Manners" for young people.
Also, with great enthusiasm, Larry continued to work closely with Margaret on her culinary projects including doing all her food photography for their self-published multi-international award-winning cookbook ("Margaret's Table - Easy Cooking and Inspiring Entertaining"), her many cooking and life style TV series as well as free-lance writing commitments. Larry's food photography has won several international awards as well.
Besides entertaining, remaining very active in Ottawa society and traveling extensively, Larry devoted a great deal of attention and passion to his garden which brought color and joy to so many. Yes, Larry will be truly missed by his soul-mate, Margaret, and dear family and friends.
A celebration of Larry's very full life will be held on Sunday, April 15th, at 1:30 p.m. in the Sacred Space of Beechwood, Cemetery and Funeral Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa. All who knew and cared for Larry are welcome to join this celebration.
Throughout his illness, Larry received exceptional care. We are very grateful to The Ottawa General Hospital and cannot thank enough the incredible doctors, nurses and support staff for their dedication, determination, care and compassion plus a very special thank you to Dr. Maziak, Dr. Goodwin, Dr. El Sayed, the palliative care team as well as Dr. Lamont. If so desired, donations in memory of Larry may be made to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation (http://ohfoundation.ca).
Online condolences may be left at https://beechwood.permavita.com/site/ LawrenceDickenson.html.
MARJORIE HELEN ELIZABETH DEDMAN (nee Jones)
Passed away peacefully at her retirement home in Ottawa, (formerly of Peterborough) in her 101st year, on Sunday, April 1, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Milton Dedman. Much loved mother of Barbara (Winn) Oughtred of Toronto and Ross (Teresa) of Ottawa. Adored grandmother of Sally Oughtred (Mark Allen), Lindsay Oughtred (Corey McBurney), Ian (Janette) Ryan, Chris (Bethany) Ryan, and Scott. Great-grandmother of Nico, Winn, Bourne, Mackenzie, Jacob, Nick, and Ella. Sister of the late Vi, Alf, Alice, and Ken.
She will be fondly remembered for her great sense of humour and her passion for golf, crosswords, bridge, cruising with Dad, and the Toronto Blue Jays.
Thanks to the staff at Home Care and Thorncliffe Place Retirement Home for their attentiveness to her in her period of declining health.
There will be no funeral service but a family gathering for her interment at the Little Lake Cemetery in Peterborough.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Capital Funeral Home & Cemetery.
Condolences and sharing memories at http://www.capitalmemorial.ca.
RONALD PETER D'HONDT P. Eng. November 5, 1945 March 21, 2018
Passed away suddenly after a brief illness. Ron leaves his beloved family: spouse, Judith; son, Aaron (Debra); daughter, Johanna (David); and grandchildren, Chloe, Owen, and Ava. Ron is survived by siblings: James (Ruta); Marilyn (Chuck); and Raymond (Ginnie); and by many nieces and nephews and their children. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Mary (Pelisek) D'Hondt.
After graduating in 1969 with a degree in Mech. Engineering from U. Waterloo, Ron enjoyed a fine career in management and consulting. He loved photography, Bluegrass music, gardening, and bird watching.
Ron was awesome! He was a gentle man whose humour, patience, and generosity with his affections made him a wonderful husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, and friend.
The family would like to thank Dr. A. Hansen and Staff at PMH; Dr. U. Emmenegger and Staff at The Odette; and the Nursing, and Medical Staff at Scarborough Centenary Hospital.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 11 from 2-4 p.m., and 7-9 p.m. at St. Dunstan of Canterbury Anglican church, 56 Lawson Road, Scarborough.
Funeral service will be held at the church on Thursday, April 12, at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the Canadian Wildlife Federation, or to St. Dunstan of Canterbury Anglican Church. Online condolences may be placed at http://www.mceachniefuneral.ca
Michael Ennis died suddenly, in Ottawa on March 23, 2018, at age 76, with his beloved wife, Joanne, and family by his bedside.
The centre of his universe was his family and his love for his daughters, Lisa Ennis, Sheryl (Siddiqui); their husbands, Michael Rutherford and Nadir Siddiqui; and amazing grandchildren, Arman, Adam, and Aria. Last October, Michael and Joanne proudly celebrated their wedding anniversary marking 50 years.
Born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario, he was the second eldest of five children. He is lovingly remembered by his sister, Cathy Tihanyi (Jeno); and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Sheila Mary (Glenn); and brothers, Terry (Rosalind) and Peter (Gail).
Michael's career began in Sudbury as a Protection and Child Care Worker and culminated with his appointment as Assistant Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Health, where he retired in 1995.
From start to finish, he touched many lives with his kindness, good judgement and dedication to clients and staff. Michael's commitment to the public sector and people of Ontario did not end upon retirement as he proceeded to volunteer tirelessly as Board Chair of West Park Healthcare Centre, Champlain Community Care Access Centre, the Ontario Association of CCACs, and had recently joined the Board of Youturn. Those that had the pleasure of working alongside Michael will forever remember his ability to lead a team through calm or storm, and come out with a heartwarming smile every time.
Michael loved nature: gardening, rock collecting, fishing and travelling. We will remember Michael for his unfailing sense of humour and ability to provoke a laugh (or groan) when he appeared wearing a silly hat chosen from his special collection.
Friends and family are invited to visit at Beechwood, Cemetery and Funeral Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, from 1 o'clock p.m. on, May 5, 2018, until the time of the celebration of Michael's life at 2 o'clock p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Michael's memory may be made to the Ottawa Heart Institute, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of choice.
JOHN SANDFORD FLEMING 1927 - 2018
Peacefully in his 91st year, John "Chink" beloved husband and best friend of Gillian Crawford for over 64 years; father of Jock (Sue), Jamie (Liz), and Jeremy (Irene); died at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto on April 1, 2018.
In his early years, John enjoyed his time at Upper Canada College, Appleby College and his summers at Camp Temagami. As Vice President of the Canadian Bank Note Company, he was a fixture in downtown Toronto for decades. He was famous for his sense of humour and storytelling, his knowledge of birds and his skill at cryptic crosswords, bridge, dominos and backgammon. He was an avid fan of sports and loved his time at the B&R, the Toronto Golf Club and the family cottage on Morris Island, Lake Muskoka.
A proud great-grandson of Sir Sandford Fleming, John will be especially missed by his grandchildren, John (Agatha), Rob, George, Joel (Meg), Jay, Cole, Grant, and Hilary; his extended family, including Barb Davidson, the Davises, Deweys, Wilsons, Bordens, Crawfords, and Merrys; and by his many friends.
Though aging posed its challenges, we'll always remember him saying, "What you lose in fast, you gain in savvy."
A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, April 15 from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. at 100 Inglewood Drive, Toronto.
Special thanks to the staff at St. Michael's Hospital. If desired, donations may be made to the CNIB or Muskoka Conservancy either directly or through Bedford Funeral Services.
REVEREND ALEXANDER GASPAR 1932-2018
It is with sadness that the family of Alexander Gaspar report his death in Saskatoon on January 26, 2018, after a heroic battle with Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). A memorial service in his honour will be held on Tuesday, April 10 at 2 p.m. in Knox United Church, Saskatoon.
Al was born in Toronto, Ontario.
He is predeceased by his father, Alexander; his mother, Eszter (nee Bone); his sister, Elizabeth; and brother, Joseph.
Mourning him are his wife of 51 years, Irene (nee Roberts); his son, Kent; daughter, Jennifer Kerr; and grandchildren, Danielle and Cameron Kerr.
Al is survived by his brother, Emil (Peggy) of Squamish, British Columbia, brother, John (Judy) of Toronto; and sister-in-law, Betty Gaspar of Aurora, Ontario.
Surviving nieces and nephews include: Susan Smith of New Market, Ontario, David (Rene) Gaspar of Invermere, British Columbia, Patricia Gaspar (James) of Barrie, Ontario, Kimberley Gaspar of Saskatoon, and Peter (Rose) Gaspar of Hamilton, Ontario.
After an initial career in advertising, he went on to higher education at McMaster University.
He was a teacher before being called to ministry. Al also completed a degree at Berkley.
He later received his Master's of Sacred Theology degree at Andover-Newton Theological Seminary. Al served pastorates in Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Boston, Winnipeg, Burlington, Saskatoon, and Eston.
Al had the capacity to make a full, rich life in whatever circumstances he found himself. In retirement he completed a BFA degree from the U of S. He painted several largescale murals and his works are featured in Persephone Theatre, Toronto General Hospital, and numerous private collections across North America.
Al mentored in the emerging artist program, CARFAC Saskatchewan.
He was the first art director of the SCYAP program serving at risk youth in Saskatoon.
Those of us who had the fortune to share in his journey, will miss him deeply. Be at peace in the "Everlasting Arms".
Should you wish to make a memorial donation please consider: http://www.parkinson.ca or the Knox United Church Memorial Fund.
Condolences may be left at http://www.saskatoonfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Saskatoon Funeral Home, 306-244-5577.
JEAN-LOUIS FRAPPIER October 16, 1923 - March 3, 2018
The patriarch of the Frappier family has now gone to join his wife of 61 years, Margaret, who has (likely quite impatiently!) been waiting for him for almost 4 years.
He was the son of the late Maria Mongeau and the late Alfred Frappier and big brother to Annette (Rémi Dubé), Pauline (late Marcel Pagé), the late Thérèse, the late Bernard, the late Jacques (late Carmen), the late Roger (Henriette) and the late Pierre (Rolande).
After a long and well-lived life, he leaves to mourn his daughter, Suzanne (Alain Paquet); his son, Gerry (Catherine Heeremans); his truly beloved grandchildren, Bruno, Caroline (Robert), William, Evelyne (Michaël), Laura and Michael; along with his daughter-in-law, Barbara Eplett (John) and countless others who he touched through his warmth, kindness, compassion and the uniquely gentle ways of his soul.
He proudly came from humble beginnings in the town of Thurso, Quebec and while he left at a young age for school in Ottawa and then the HEC in Montreal, he never strayed from those roots as exemplified by his fiercely strong devotion to family, his genuine humility and his unwavering religious faith, all of which guided him throughout his life.
He met his wife-to-be while working as a purser on the "Tadoussac" passenger ship in the early fifties, certainly a case of destiny for him and a small town Ontario girl who was filling in at the last minute for a friend on a vacation trip! Their relationship blossomed and their marriage would first take them to Toronto, Kitchener and finally to Montreal where they lived together for 57 years.
While working as a stock broker for most of his professional life, his signature career accomplishment being the founding of his own small firm "Frappier & Holland" along with his wife, his true life's work was defined above all by family: he embraced his role as a generous and caring patriarch to the extended Frappier clan, he always placed his wife and her interests first, he gave unconditional love and support to his 2 children and his one last masterpiece being the truly remarkable and foundational role he played in the lives of his 6 grandchildren, a treasured and lasting gift to us all.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Catherine Booth hospital, at CHSLD Grace Dart where he spent that last 18 months of his life under their expert and compassionate care and finally to 2 special women, Maureen Harrison and Anne-Marie Joseph who provided loving care and companionship to him every single day without fail.
We thank our good fortune and blessings for having had him for so long in our lives, for always showing us what really mattered and for leaving us with a treasure trove of wonderful memories that we will always cherish.
Rest in peace our beloved "Pawpaw".
Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 14 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, April 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Home, 222 Autoroute 20 in Pointe-Claire, QC H9S 3X6, 514483-1870. A memorial service will follow at the chapel on site.
In lieu of flowers and to honor his memory, please do something kind to someone else today.
JACK GILES Q.C.
Jack died very peacefully at Royal Jubilee hospital in Victoria on March 27, after a long, successful and happy life. Born in Vancouver, Jack attended UBC for degrees in commerce and law and was taken on in 1959 for a year's articles by Farris and Company, and kept on, becoming a partner in 1967, until his retirement in 2007. He often said he had only had one real job in his life. With a well-earned reputation as a leading counsel, Jack's commitment to the law expressed itself throughout a highly distinguished career in all areas of the law in BC, Canada and internationally. In 1964, after a four-week courtship and engagement Jack married Virginia Grant in Victoria.
He is survived by her and his sons, Graham (Cristina), David (Tanya) and Peter, and his grandchildren, Lucas, Spencer, Oscar, Julian, Malcolm and Sara. His family was the core of his existence; he loved us all unconditionally and without reservation, and was inordinately proud of us all.
On retirement, Jack and Ginny moved to Salt Spring Island, and he plunged enthusiastically into his next phase, enjoying golf, tennis, painting, laughter and Oban. A friend referred to him as 'the consummate gentleman' and his sons say they were given a template for their own lives. Through his struggles with dementia Jack was dignified, resourceful, brave and, above all, loving.
We will all miss him forever, but are grateful that he was ours.
A celebration of Jack's life will be held April 21 at 2 p.m. at the Vancouver Club. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Avalon Recovery Society.
PHILIP HUGH GULLIVER 1921-2018
Born in Essex, England, raised in Barkestone-Le-Vale, Leicestershire, Philip served in the RAF during WWII and in 1952 received his doctorate in Anthropology from the LSE (London School of Economics) based on field research among pastoral nomads in Kenya. He continued his field research in East Africa for over a decade, writing numerous books and articles. He subsequently joined the faculty at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London) before immigrating to Canada in 1971, when he turned his attention to research in Ireland, in collaboration with his partner and colleague, Marilyn Silverman in the Anthropology Department at York University. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and held the position of Distinguished Research Professor at the time of his retirement. He was an intellectual, a scholar, a gentleman. He is survived by Marilyn, four sons, eight grandchildren, and one greatgrandson.
PATRICIA MAUD HEARN
On March 20, 2018 the world lost two unique species, the last male Northern White Rhino and Patricia Maud Hearn. One marking the decline and likely end of a species, the other extinguishing a final ember of a time passed. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in the early 20th century, the exact date considered by Patricia to be a state secret, she was truly the last of a kind, a cultural endling.
An irrepressible socialite, her death came suddenly as she waited for her ride to a wine tasting. Despite her diminutive frame, she remained a willful and engaging force for all her life.
Brimming with humor, her bright laughter is etched in the memory of all those who knew her.
Patricia was one of the last vestiges of a time now passed, a true original. Stylish through and through, a wit as quick as a saber through bottles of champagne, she lived a remarkable life. Born in one of the first households in Northern Ireland with electric lighting, she fondly recounted how a new maid attempted to blow out an electric candle.
Honoured as a debutante and presented at court to the Queen by her mother, she was formed by a world of customs and traditions, of strong values and strict etiquette, that helped mould the unique lens with which she saw the world. Patricia had spectacles for every occasion and at every occasion she favoured humour.
Whilst in a hospital waiting room, as a doctor called for a patient named Martini, she replied, "I'll have one."
Patricia often recounted colourful stories from her days at Trinity College Dublin. Here she not only forged many lifelong friendships, but also her most important bond of all, her love for Peter Hearn. After finishing at Trinity, they married and enjoyed an extended honeymoon in Spain, Morocco and South Africa before embarking on their great adventure to Canada.
Parting the waves of the North Atlantic in a steamship bound for Montreal, they left the old world in search of opportunity and adventure. Travelling to Toronto, Peter started work with Wood Gundy while Patricia worked for McLaren advertising, the CBC, and as editor of Dogs in Canada.
While at Dogs in Canada, her friends enjoyed teasing her with prank calls. Sadly, her tenure was cut short when a suspected prank call turned out to be a legitimate dog owner. All was not lost as her experience greatly assisted her efforts to train her three boys.
After the boys' obedience was somewhat assured, she decided to pursue her passion for sciences and enrolled in Nutrition at the University of Toronto. With her degree completed, she accepted part time work writing restaurant reviews for the Globe and Mail and later The Toronto Star. The flexible schedule gave her the freedom to work on her greatest passion, her three boys.
As a founding member of the Accademia Italiana della Cucina, Patricia delighted in the opportunity to mix regularly with good friends and enjoy cuisine from across the city. The friendships she enjoyed were rich and varied both in Toronto and around the world. She will be fondly remembered for her humor, kindness, and generosity.
A private family service has already taken place. Patricia had often remarked of her cremation, that she wished her ashes be sprinkled off the escalator at Holt Renfrew. Upon reflection however, prudence dictated that she and Peter be interred at St.
James Cemetery above Rosedale Valley Road, so that her friends could wave while passing. No matter where her ashes may rest, we all know that her spirit will continue to keep a keen eye on the latest fashions, as our memory will keep a keen ear for her infectious laughter.
Mother of Patrick (Elizabeth), Jonathan, and Justin.
Grandmother of Kaitlin, Clare, and Conor Hearn. Sister of Deirdre Price Thomas.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at Grace Church on The Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, on Friday, April 27, at 11:00 a.m.
Please no flowers. If so desired, donations may be made to Médecins Sans Frontières.
MAGGIE HERMANT (1964 - 2018)
Passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 4 in Toronto.
Parents, Katie and Peter; sister, Mary; and brother, Norman are overwhelmed at the outpouring of love and affection for this wonderful woman. Maggie's death leaves a huge void. She was a force of nature who connected lives. Buckeye fanatic, Maple Leaf tragic, Young and the Restless chronicler. Also missed greatly by brother-in-law, Bill Chamness; niece, Lulu Chamness; and sisterin-law, Karen Percy and a small legion of godchildren.
We will be celebrating her awesome life Saturday April 7, from 6 p.m. at The Summit Suite, entry gate 13 at the Rogers Centre. This is a family friendly event. In lieu of flowers, (and Maggie really, really did not like them) donations to Music Counts (http://www.musicounts.ca/donate).
BRIANNA O'CONNOR HERSEY March 31, 2018
At the age of 36, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, at home in Toronto from end stage bowel disease. Brianna was an activist, a leader, a rebel, a voice for gender equity. She was born and schooled in Toronto (Oriole Park and St Clement's), attended McGill University (BA), and University of Toronto (MA). At the time of her death, Brianna was a PhD candidate at the Women & Gender Studies Institute, U of T Faculty of Arts.
Brianna was a unique individual with much passion for living and learning. She was a scholar who challenged her family, friends and school communities to rethink what a good life is. Her life was mired with chronic and acute illness. Despite this, she had a long life planned. A life which included writing a book, influencing young minds as a teacher, getting a service dog to support her needs, spending time with her family and friends.
Brianna leaves her mother, Karen; her siblings, Kristin and Olive; and her chosen stepsister, Sara. In death, she will reunite with her father, Donald Franklin O'Connor Hersey, and other beloved friends and family. Brianna had a short but brilliant life filled with light. She will be remembered and missed by many.
A celebration of life is planned for late April. In her memory, the Brianna O'Connor Hersey Scholarship has been established and will be awarded annually to a WGSI PhD student who (like Brianna) demonstrates (amongst other criteria) resilience, drive and strong communication skills.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the scholarship fund. Online details can be found at http://www.donate.utoronto.ca/ wgsi
MICHAEL DAVID HOWE 1930-2018
Mike was a quiet, gentle man with a love of classical music and literature, and a brilliant mathematical and scientific mind.
He was a staunch do-it-yourselfer, a grower, fixer, craftsman and solver, as comfortable restoring a house as reciting poetry. He threw out nothing and could fix anything.
Mike died on April 2, 2018 with his wife and creative soul mate of 57 years, Jen, by his side. He leaves his children, Bridget (Gerardo), Ben (Kate), Sophie (James); grandchildren, Gabriel, Simon, Alice, Jack, Sam, Quinn; and sister, Elizabeth. Predeceased by sister, Margaret.
Mike was born in 1930 in Burma, to Norman and Kathleen.
He grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland, and graduated from the University of Edinburgh in electrical engineering.
Mike marched to a different drummer, and remained steadfast to that beat throughout his life.
He was only ever himself, and for that we loved him.
The family thanks the staff at Sunset Lodge for their care. A celebration of life took place April 6. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Canada or Dying with Dignity.
Condolences may be offered to the family at http://www.pacificcoastcremation.com.
Pacific Coast Cremation of Victoria, BC, 778-433-9344.
KATHERINE IRELAND (nee Price)
Peacefully on April 6, 2018 at Sunnybrook Veteran's Home just shy of her 96th birthday.
Predeceased by her husband, George Wilson Ireland; and son, Jonathan Michael Ireland; Kay is loved and will be very much missed by her children, Barbara, Patricia, Robert, and Katherine; son-in-law, Sheldon Teicher; and her grandchildren, Stephanie Ireland, Lara Ireland, Jessica Teicher, and Kari Teicher.
Born in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, Kay joined the Canadian Army in 1942 in Halifax.
After her service, she and George lived briefly in Montreal before settling in the countryside in Milton, Ontario. Kay worked for many years with Red Leaf Nurseries as the bookkeeper and office manager. George died in 1983 and Kay soon moved to Toronto to be close to her five children. Living in a lovely bungalow in East York, Kay spent lots of time with her children and grandchildren and tending to her beautiful garden.
A service to honour Kay will be held at Morley Bedford Funeral Home,159 Eglinton Ave W., Toronto (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) on Monday, April 9 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a reception. A private family interment will follow at Omagh Presbyterian Cemetery in Milton, ON. Our sincere thanks to the staff at Sunnybrook Veteran's Residence, especially Esmina, for taking such good care of our wonderful mom. Donations to the Sunnybrook Veteran's Residence would be greatly appreciated.
DR. HANNA KASSIS April 5, 1932 - April 3, 2018
Dr. Hanna Kassis was born in Gaza, Palestine. He earned his B.A. at the American University of Beirut, and his PhD at Harvard University. In 1964 he began a 33 year teaching career at UBC in the Department of Religious Studies. He was revered by students and colleagues for his warmth, inspiring teaching and profound knowledge. He had a particular passion for connecting people of different faiths and backgrounds.
He died peacefully with his loving wife, Anne; daughter, Magdalena; and son, Omar at his side. He is survived by a large extended family who loved him dearly.
Heartfelt thanks go to the wonderful and caring staff at Point Grey Private Hospital, where he spent the last 2 years of his life.
Funeral service will be held at Christ Church Anglican Cathedral, corner of Burrard and Georgia Streets, Vancouver, Tuesday April 10th, 2:30 p.m.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Covenant House Vancouver or Doctors Without Borders.
THOMAS ARTHUR KRUG August 15, 1959 - March 22, 2018
We are heartbroken to announce the sudden passing of our wonderful husband, Dad and brother. Tom had an enormous zest for life, an adoring love for his family, a commitment to problem solving and a deep passion for the natural world. Tom passed away in his sleep unexpectedly after a perfect day of backcountry skiing in the Valhalla Mountains.
Born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, he soon returned to Montreal West with his family where he grew up and formed lifelong friendships. His love of canoeing and the natural world grew with the many summers spent at Camp Nominingue. Following school at Lower Canada College, Tom studied chemical engineering at Queen's University for 6 years, earning his Master's degree in 1984. He volunteered as a summer staff and Director at Camp Outlook, taking at-risk youth on canoe trips in Algonquin Park.
Here he met his lifelong canoeing partner and wife, Janet Brenchley.
Tom was passionate about his work, developing a responsibility for environmental stewardship through his career in groundwater remediation technology. His 32 years as engineer included work with Zenon, Beak and as a founding member of the Guelph Branch of Geosyntec Consultants, where, as Principal and former Office Manager, he was a respected, quiet leader and collaborator. For his contributions to emulsified zero valent iron research, he was inducted into NASA's Space Hall of Fame.
In marrying into the Brenchley clan, he continued to deepen his Quebec roots at our Laurentian family home, Red Gables. In recently moving to Ottawa, he loved being closer to family and exploring the Canadian Shield.
Tom was an energetic and enthusiastic Dad and delighted in supporting his children's athletic or academic pursuits in the Guelph community and beyond. Tom was kind, patient and generous with his time and love, leading by example with his strong work ethic and integrity.
He relished in the logistics of organizing wilderness adventures and never ceased to be in awe of the beauty of the natural world, documented through thousands of photographs.
Survived by his loving wife, Janet Brenchley-Krug; and their three children, Robin, Brian and David; his three older brothers, Peter (Reiko), Bill (Louise) and John (Carole). Tom is predeceased by his parents, Franklin Peter Krug and Margaret Alice Krug.
A celebration of Tom's life will be held at Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetary and Cremation Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, on Monday, May 7th at 2:00 p.m. A gathering at the Guelph Arboretum Auditorium on Saturday June 16th from 1-4:00 p.m. will dedicate a tree in his memory. Tom's philanthropic spirit can be honoured by donations to Camp Outlook at https://www.canadahelps.org/ en/dn/t/34346
MURRAY RICHMOND LISTER July 23, 1941 - March 22, 2018
Passed away peacefully, aged 76 years. Murray is mourned by his wife of 51 years, Barbara; sons, Murray (Kristen), Michael, and Scott (Erin); grandchildren, Murray, Ainsley, Emma, Hailey, Felix and Theodore; sisters, Sydney (Marvin) and Jaye and their families. Step-mother, Elizabeth (Betsy) and step-sister, Lynne Heaman held a special place in his heart.
Son of the late Air Vice-Marshall Murray D. Lister and Janet Caron, Murray was born in Winnipeg.
During the course of his father's career in the Air Force, the family lived in several Canadian locations and in Wimbledon, England.
He attended Glebe Collegiate in Ottawa and earned a degree in Computer Science and an MBA from York University in Toronto.
Following his retirement from public service, having spent 25 years with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, he started his own consulting company. He was active in the Institute of Public Administration of Canada for many years.
Murray was an active outdoorsman who enjoyed white water canoeing, camping, sailing, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, hockey, golf, curling and even dragon-boat racing. He passed on his knowledge and skills to his boys; they enjoyed many of these activities with him. He took pleasure in sharing time with friends and family in Meaford.
When the boys were young, he coached kids' hockey and soccer, and served as a Cub Scout leader for many years.
For the past eight years, Murray lived with Alzheimer's disease.
He bore his situation with dignity, and continued activities with his family and friends until recent months. Always interested in art and music, both became more important in his life, thanks to the outstanding day programme he attended for the last two years.
A funeral service and celebration of life will be held on Friday, April 13th at 11:00 a.m. in St. John's Church York Mills, 19 Don Ridge Drive, Toronto. To remember Murray, the family would appreciate donations to the Dotsa Bitove Wellness Academy: http://dotsabitove.com/donate or call the Development Office at 416-340-4430. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
AAGO KARL LOO
Peacefully, on Saturday, March 31, 2018, Aago Karl passed away.
Born in Estonia on August 20, 1961.
Beloved son of Mari-Anne Raats.
Aago had a multi-faceted career of which the most important was music. He will be lovingly remembered by his family members and friends.
BIRGIT M. MADSEN October 10, 1940 March 31, 2018
Birgit passed away peacefully, on March 31, 2018 at age 77, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Torben; and her sister, Anne-Lise. Loving mother to Steen (Natasha), Peter (Monique), and Lise Frazer (Jeff); and dear MorMor to Charlotte and Torben.
Birgit will be greatly missed by her sister, Ulla (Torry) in Denmark; and her nieces, nephew, and their families.
Birgit will be fondly remembered by her family and friends for her fun loving spirit.
Our sincere thanks to the staff at the Village of Sandalwood Park for their compassionate care. A celebration of life will take place at a later date.
JULIUS LUKASIEWICZ D.Sc. (Engineering) 1919 - 2018
Passed away peacefully in Ottawa, on March 31, 2018. "Luke" or "Julek" was predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Halina (nee Drymmer, 1921-1985) and his brother, Janek; and is survived by his sons, Peter of Toronto and Mark of New York; his longtime companion, Ewa Zernicka of Warsaw; his daughtersin-law, Kathy MacDonald and Lori Harris; sister-in-law, Michele Lukasiewicz; grandchildren, Adam (wife Amy), Emma (partner Erich), Halle, Julia, and Ben; and nieces, Christine Forbes of London, England, and Nathalie DiPiazza of Paris, France, and their families.
Julek believed in "living life to the fullest" and did just that for every one of his 98 years, engaging with the world around him as a student, soldier, engineer, author, professor, photographer, husband, father and grandfather, and dear friend to many not only in Ottawa but all over the world.
Born in Poland in 1919, just one year after its rebirth as a free and independent nation, he was the son of Maria and Juliusz Lukasiewicz, Poland's envoy to Austria (1931-33), ambassador to the Soviet Union (1933-36) and ambassador to France (1936 until the early months of World War II). Julek graduated in 1937 from Gimnazjum i Liceum im. Stefana Batorego (the Stefan Batory High School) in Warsaw. An early adopter of current trends, Julek took a "gap year" during the 1937/38 academic year and lived with his father at the Polish Embassy in Paris, where he met Halina for the first time, took courses at the Alliance Française and studied French history at the Sorbonne. He began to study engineering at the Warsaw Polytechnic Institute in the fall of 1938, having scored the highest grade on the entrance exam, but his education was interrupted by the war.
Julek served in the Polish Forces in France and England, and then resumed his study of mechanical and aeronautical engineering at Imperial College in London. Married in wartime London in 1942, but unable to return to Communist-controlled Poland after the end of the war, he and Halina chose to immigrate to Canada in 1948, where he joined the National Research Council.
One of Luke's signature achievements while at the NRC was co-designing the world's first Mach 4.5 trisonic wind tunnel. The wind tunnel continues to operate today, having completed over 50,000 tests since its inception.
From 1958 to 1968, Luke was the Chief of the von Kármán Gas Dynamics Facility at the US Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Center in Tullahoma, Tennessee, where he supervised critical aerodynamic testing for the Mercury and Gemini manned space flights and the Apollo moon shot. In 1966 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science (Engineering) by the University of London on the strength of his body of work in the field of fluid mechanics.
In 1968, Luke was recruited to become the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia where he taught until 1971 when he moved back to Ottawa.
From 1971 until his retirement in 1997, Luke was a professor at Carleton University in Ottawa where he taught mechanical and aerospace engineering and founded the groundbreaking interdisciplinary program "Technology, Society and Environment." A lifelong opponent of Soviet communism, Julek actively supported the "Solidarnosc" trade union movement in Poland in the early 1980s. He and Halina served as welcoming friends, supporters and advisers to countless Polish refugees and émigrés settling in Ottawa. With the triumph of Solidarnosc in 1989, he began traveling frequently to his homeland.
Julek had many interests: he designed and built his beloved cottage on Johnston Lake (he often said that if he had not been an engineer he would have been an architect); he was an avid tennis player and skier; he loved to travel and visit friends around the world; but his "fascination, passion and joy" was photography. Julek started taking photographs in 1932 when he was 12 years old, recording more than 75,000 images in his lifetime, the vast majority with one of his many Leica cameras. He began exhibiting his photographs in 2007 at age 88 - it was never too late for Julek to embark on a new adventure.
He was the author of countless articles and numerous books: "The Railway Game," "The Ignorance Explosion: Understanding Industrial Civilization," "Dziennik Zolnierza (A Soldier's Diary)," "Experimental Methods of Hypersonics," "Wystarczy Patrzec" ("It is Enough to Look" - his first book of photographs) and his autobiography "Rue Lukasiewicz: Glimpses of a Life."
The family wishes to thank Julek's broad circle of friends for their many visits, as well as the tireless team of caregivers, all of whom made his final days engaging and comfortable.
In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome donations to the Julius Lukasiewicz prize at his alma mater the Gimnazjum i Liceum im. Stefana Batorego. Julek's family and friends endowed the prize in 1994 to celebrate Julek's 75th birthday. The prize is awarded annually to the graduating student with the highest standing in mathematics and science. Donations may be made to the Julius Lukasiewicz Prize, Stefan Batory High School, c/o 2777 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON M6P 1Y4.
In accordance with Julek's wishes, there will be no funeral service. Rather, a celebration of Julek's life will be held on Saturday April 14, 2018 in the O'Born Room of the National Arts Centre, Ottawa, at 1:00 p.m.
As well, an "Uhonorowanie Julka Zycia" will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 in Warsaw, Poland.
Condolences/Tributes Hulse, Playfair & McGarry http://www.hpmcgarry.ca 613-748-1200
PHILIP OLIVER MAUDE November 22, 1937 February 24, 2018
The memorial gathering for Phil Maude will be held on Saturday, 14 April 2018, from 3pm to 5pm, at the Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto, Ontario (416-485-5572).
You may enter the cemetery east off Mount Pleasant and follow the signs to the Funeral Centre. We are looking forward to sharing memories and laughter with friends and family.
CAREN ANNE MCCRACKEN (née Bass) November 21, 1954 March 28, 2018
A "nice Jewish girl" from Winnipeg, Caren and Gary met as Western MBA students in overlapping years. They married in May 1981 and were rarely apart after that. Their special son, Michael, a delightful young man with Down Syndrome, was born just under a decade later and a family they became.
While Caren's career was always a distant second to the importance she placed on her role as mother and wife, she nevertheless enjoyed success. In her final role, after 30+ years with TD Bank Group, Caren managed a large and highly profitable portfolio of mostly US-based multinational corporate clients. Her last boss in TD Securities, Corporate Cash Management described Caren as "a pillar" of their business and "a role model". A close, long-time, colleague called Caren "my best mentor". She juggled her significant personal and professional responsibilities without missing a beat. Caren made it all look easy. But it wasn't.
While we didn't know it at the time, in the April 2017 vacation picture above, Caren had already contracted pancreatic cancer. She was formally diagnosed on May 15th and underwent major surgery two weeks later. In mid-February 2018, long after her battle began, Caren was still running 6 km every day. But her epic struggle was about to worsen materially. Her intestinal system completely shut down and she was quickly hospitalized. After three unsuccessful procedures to remedy the situation, she was released into the in-home care of her husband and son, supported by the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care. The remainder of her time grew increasingly grim.
Final relief came mid-afternoon, March 28th.
The tributes to Caren, both written and oral, formal and informal, before her final departure and since, have been both numerous and, frankly, a little overwhelming. Caren touched a lot of lives in her 63 years. Many more than most people will ever come close to matching.
An avid daily runner her entire adult life and a simply over the top dog lover, Caren leaves behind her husband of almost 37 years, her adored son Michael, her still confused Yellow Lab "Wilson", along with a legion of siblings, in-laws, nieces, nephews and their children, together with more heartbroken friends, acquaintances and colleagues than seems possible.
Caren didn't want a funeral.
She didn't even want a burial.
She didn't want anything to do with sadness. She wanted to be cremated and scattered. As she put it: "I want to be free again."
Her wish is our command.
Our lives are all greatly diminished by her departure but simultaneously inspired by her example and strength. Long live Caren, in our memories.
ALLEN SAMUEL MERRITT November 23, 1922 March 30, 2018
Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital on Good Friday in his 96th year. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Betty (nee Ross), after 69 years of marriage. Devoted father of Ann (Patrick) and Fred. Allen is survived by his brother, Bill and sister-in-law, Janet in British Columbia; and a number of cousins in Niagara and Kitchener.
Allen was born to Fred and Erma Merritt in Clinton Township outside of Beamsville, Ontario, on his grandparent's farm.
He graduated from McMaster University in 1944 with first class standing. After serving as Lieutenant in the Canadian Infantry Corps, he completed his Master of Arts in history at the University of Toronto in 1947.
His love of academia led to a long and distinguished career as an educator, starting as a teacher of history and English at Humberside Collegiate for eight years and then at Downsview Secondary School and York Mills Collegiate. Subsequently, Allen became the principal at Emery Collegiate (1960-1969) and York Mills Collegiate (1969-1972), and then Superintendent of both Academic Programs (1972-78) and Employee Relations and Chief Negotiator for the Metropolitan Toronto School Board (1978-85).
Upon retirement, he set up his own consulting firm and served as the management nominee on numerous arbitration boards and as an appointee to the Grievance Settlement Board. Allen was also the co-author of two textbooks that were widely used in Ontario high schools: Canadians and their Government; and The Rise of Western Civilization.
Allen had many interests and lived life to the fullest. He had a passion for adventure and travelled extensively throughout the world with family and friends.
Allen loved all sports and was an excellent athlete. He enjoyed coaching basketball as a teacher and playing golf and tennis at his beloved cottage on Pen Lake and in Florida during the winter months. Allen was also an accomplished bridge player and avid reader.
Allen felt blessed to have a wide circle of close friends, and was grateful for their love and support throughout his life. He will be remembered for his dedication to family, for his great gift of teaching, and for his pursuit of excellence in all things.
The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at St. Joseph's Hospital for the dedicated and loving care they provided to Allen over the past six weeks. A private family burial has taken place. A celebration of life will be held for Allen and Betty at a subsequent date this spring.
Online condolences may be forwarded through http://www.turnerporter.ca
JOHN ROBERT NAYLOR "Bob, J.R."
October 8, 1928 February 1, 2018 Son of Jack and Lillian.
Predeceased by brother, Bill and sister, Mary (Larry).
Survived by sister-in-law, Dorothy, and nieces and nephews Eric, Ann, Mark, Lisa, Craig, Jim, Judy, Susan, John.
Born and raised in Essex, ON, he lived most of his life in Toronto, immersing himself in a myriad of its cultural offerings. Bob was drawn to beauty and found it in music, flowers, art, architecture, and the teachings of the world's major religious traditions. He loved languages and travel and their capacity to deepen his understanding of the world.
Always striving to make the world more habitable, J. R.'s knowledge and passion were evident in his frequent challenging of development initiatives he believed were contrary to the common good.
Bob was eccentric. To know him was to encounter integrity, generosity, persistence, loyalty, curiosity, and love of life.
J.R.'s family is grateful to the Scott Music Library at York University for decades of being community and home for him.
SHEILA MARY SARAH OXLEY (McHugh)
Born May 2, 1923 in Montreal, passed away peacefully at Andrea's Villa on March 24, 2018. Beloved wife of Kenneth Atherton Oxley (deceased). Sister of Margaret, Jim, and Hugh (all deceased).
Mother of Tony (deceased) (wife Cheryl), Daniel (wife Ann Marie), Andrew, Gregory, and John (deceased).
Grandmother of Christopher, Nicholas, Kendra, and Ryan.
A funeral service will take place at Saint Edmund of Canterbury Roman Catholic Parish, 105 Beaconsfield Boulevard, Beaconsfield, Quebec on May 19 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations directly to Andrea Hohensee, mailing address Andrea's Villa, 706 Cornwall, Baie D'Urfe, Quebec, H9X 2M4, who cared for Sheila in her end of life, would be greatly appreciated.
VICTOR ANTHONY GEORGE PENDERELL "Vic"
Passed away at his home in Burlington on Monday, March 12, 2018 at the age of 77. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 44 years, June Penderell (nee Blagdon) in July, 2017. Cherished and devoted father of Adrienne Penderell (Rob Stodulka) and Kirsten Penderell, and treasured grandfather of Owen, Jacob and Abby. Vic will be missed by the extended Penderell, Blagdon and Stodulka families, numerous friends, colleagues and neighbours.
Our Dad was a clever and witty man, a self-made success as an immigrant to Canada from England in his youth. With grit and a keen intellect, he rose from bank teller to a career in corporate finance in Toronto and on Wall Street. He was a talented artist, loved poetry and philosophy, and was quick with a joke and a smile. He loved life, his family, and his wife, June, dearly. Our loss is eased knowing that they are together again.
Private Cremation has taken place. A Graveside Interment Service will be held for family and friends in the coming months.
The specific date, time and location will be posted on the Smith's Funeral Home website as information becomes available.
As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
MICHAEL BARTON POLLEY
Died peacefully on Friday, March 30, 2018 at the age of 84.
Predeceased by his wife, Diane; he will be dearly missed by his children, Mark (Jennifer), Joanna (Navin) and Sarah (David); and his step-children, John (Geoff) and Susan (Nicola). Cherished Grandad to Owen, Charlotte, Mae, Lily, Bruno, Harriet, Eve and Aila. Beloved big brother to John (Judith), late Ann (Frank), Robin (Hilda) and Janet (David), and uncle to many loving nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to extend deepest thanks to Lota Larita for her incredible care and devotion these past 5 years. A celebration of his life to be held on Friday April 20th at 3:00 p.m., at First Unitarian Church, 175 St. Clair Ave.
W., followed by a reception.
ROBERT HENRY PAUL January 31, 1920 - March 26, 2018
It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Bob Paul at his home in Crofton Manor. Bob was born in Edmonds, BC, the first child of William Paul and Ruth (Bates) Paul. He was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis (nee Lapp); daughter, Wendy Blanchard; son-in-law, Brian McCann; and brothers, Bill, Jack, and Stanley.
Bob is survived by his sister, Barbara; brother, Doug; his three children, Louise (Bruce), Jim (Nancy), Margaret (Bruce); son-in-law, Deyril; his nine grandchildren, Callum, Bronwen (Ian) Kaitlin, Alexander (Christine), Robert, Wesley, Sean, Kelsi, and Mark; two great-grandchildren, Morgan and Seamus; along with extended family in B.C., and beyond.
Bob was raised in Burnaby/New Westminster attending T.J. Technical High School and became a carman in the C.N.R. repair shops. After serving five years in the Royal Canadian Corp of Signals during WWII, he returned home in 1946 and attended the University of British Columbia, graduating in 1952 with a BASc. in Civil Engineering.
Following university, Bob joined Canadian Bechtel Ltd., and thereafter enjoyed a full career in the engineering-construction industry with the Bechtel organization, retiring in 1987 after a distinguished and rewarding 35 years of service. At retirement, Bob was Vice President and Director of the Bechtel Petroleum line, President of Bechtel Canada Ltd., Bechtel Quebec Ltd., and a Director of the three principal operating companies of the Bechtel Group, San Francisco. He was also a former member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, and the Canadian Business Council of National Issues.
Bob and Phyllis had a 65-year marriage of adventure. They travelled the world for work and leisure; living in Toronto, San Francisco, Houston, and then finally returning to Vancouver, where they built their home overlooking English Bay. As members of Shaughnessy Golf Club, they continued their love of golf, and made many new friends.
Bob never forgot his humble roots; being generous of spirit he would be, reliably, the first to support, encourage and inspire family and friends.
Qualities of loyalty and integrity defined him. He always enjoyed a friendly wager, whether it was on the games of golf or bridge he played, or the football and baseball matches he watched.
Fulfilling one of his dreams, he established an extraordinary gathering place in the Okanagan for friends and family to stay connected. "The Ranch" was a place where Bob enthusiastically participated in the cattle ranch, as well as managingthebusiness.FamilyChristmaseswerecelebratedyearlyattheRanch, with siblings and grandchildren, forming strong bonds that still exist today.
Robert H. Paul was a remarkable man; a loving family man; an accomplished career professional; an insatiable bibliophile seeking knowledge and understanding. Bob has been a beacon of optimism for the family; he will be greatly missed.
A celebration of life for Bob will be held at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club, Vancouver, on April 15, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
MARY ELIZABETH POAPST PHD (Nee Scott)
Dr. Mary Elizabeth Poapst, devoted wife, mother, family member and friend died March 31, 2018 at Kensington Gardens Nursing Home in Toronto. She was 91.
Daughter of the Rev. R.B.Y. Scott and Kathleen Scott (Cordingley), Mary was born in Toronto and raised in Montreal. In 1948 she earned a B.Sc.
degree from McGill University where she met her husband, the late Jamie Poapst. The two were married in 1949 and moved to Ottawa the following year where sons, Jim and Geoff were born. In 1956 the couple moved to Toronto with Jamie's appointment to the Rotman School of Management.
There they completed their family with the arrival of daughter, Penny. With Toronto as her principal residence thereafter, Mary and her family enjoyed a memorable year in Woking, England in 1963/1964.
A fore-runner of her time, Mary returned to school at the University of Toronto in her mid 40s. Specializing in endocrinology, she earned an M.Sc.
in 1973 and a Ph.D. a decade later. Through the 1980s and into the 1990s, Mary taught at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine where, as a Research Associate under the leadership of Dr. George Steiner, she helped break important ground in arterial sclerosis and lipid research and presented papers at conferences in Canada, the US and Europe.
In anticipation of retirement, Mary and Jamie built a country home in Georgeville, QC on property that Mary's father had purchased at the outset of WWII. For Mary, "Georgeville" was the sentimental family home - it was the ever-lasting meeting place for her entire family as well as for many friends who shared her Montreal roots. To Mary's delight, her brothers, John M. Scott and Gavin Scott (deceased 2008) also became residents of Georgeville following their respective retirements.
Mary will be remembered by the many friends and colleagues she welcomed and entertained at her home. To her broader family, she was the centre of joyous occasions and the leading light in times of difficulty. To those who knew her well, she provided a gift of unsurpassed loyalty, kindness and wisdom.
Mary leaves her children, Jim (Nancy) of Toronto, Geoff (Kathryn May) of Ottawa and Penny of Toronto; her granddaughters, Andrea of Los Angeles, and Lucy of Ottawa; as well as her brother, John (Janet); and sister-in-law, Nancy Drury, both of Georgeville.
The family wishes to thank Connie (Concordia Bolingot) for her devotion and loving care of Mary for many years and the wonderful staff at Kensington Gardens Nursing Home. A special thanks to Julianna whose care and love were a great comfort to all of us during Mary's years at Kensington.
A memorial service to celebrate Mary's and Jamie's lives will be held this summer in Georgeville, Quebec. If desired, donations in Mary's honour to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
ADAM STANLEY PUSTOWKA
On April 6, 2018 Adam Stanley Pustowka was forced by his 23 year-old "War-with-Cancer" to leave this beautiful, but sometimes troubled, earth for another parallel world. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his beloved family, at Saint John Regional Hospital. The care, medical excellence and expertise he received while being treated at SJRH were truly outstanding and greatly appreciated.
Born in 1938 in Warsaw, Poland, he survived the horrors of WWII and the 1944 Warsaw Uprising with his mother and older brother. In 1949 they immigrated to Montreal joining his father who had settled there after being retired as a Squadron Leader from the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Adam fell in love with his new country almost immediately and became as fiercely proud a Canadian as you will ever meet. He graduated in 1963 from Concordia (Loyola) University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Math and Physics, married Sandra in 1964 and they raised two children - son, Christopher Ira and daughter, Cory Veronica.
In his professional life he enjoyed two careers; the first in Information Technology associating with two major IT companies, then the second career in Retailing. He admired the concept of Canadian Tire and loved retailing in general.
While living in Beaconsfield, Quebec, he would sometimes spend his weekends checking out the aisles of the local store (owned by a friend) and planning the possibilities of owning one in the future. In 1981 that dream came true as he applied for and was awarded his first franchise in Walkerton, Ontario. He had a lengthy and rewarding career with Canadian Tire, having owned stores in Walkerton and Essex, Ontario; Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; and finally Saint John where he built a new outlet and remained for 20 years before retiring in 2013.
His two careers gave the family an opportunity to experience life in all parts of our magnificent Canada.
A firm believer in "giving back", he was involved in many community endeavours and served on four Rotary Clubs having been the President of the Essex Ontario Club. He also served on numerous Canadian Tire committees and Dealer Boards. He and Sandra made many generous contributions to local charities and needy organizations.
Adam also had a passion for sports, having played many on High School and University teams. His undying loyalty to the temporarily suffering Habs and the Als was well known. As well known was his love of golf (Riverside Country Club in Rothesay, New Brunswick and Eagle Creek Golf and Country Club in Naples, Florida). SCUBA and skiing were also frequent vacation activities.
He and Sandra were passionate about travelling and seeing out-of-the-way, exotic corners of the world, sometimes with the entire family, young an old.
Above all else, his family always came first.
He was predeceased by mother, Zofia; father, Karol Sr.; and brother, Karol Jr. (Grace) of Kingston, Ontario. Survived by cherished and beloved wife of 53 years, Sandra (nee Covey); son, Christopher (Caroline); their sons, Zachariah and Sacha of Calgary; and daughter, Cory Brett (Ian); and their son, Caleb; and daughter, Sedona of Rothesay.
Arrangements are under the care of Brenan's Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424) http://www.brenansfh.com.
In lieu of flowers, etc., donations to the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation may be submitted. Celebrations of Life will be held on Tuesday April 10, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shadow Lawn Inn, Rothesay New Brunswick, and on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 739 Eagle Creek Drive, Naples, Florida.
FRANKLIN MacDONALD REID
Passed away surrounded by his family at home on March 30, 2018, in his 84th year.
There once was a man named Frank Who loved eating, dancing, and drank Gravelly Bay was his passion, Baggy pants were his fashion On Sundays he was a bit of a crank.
A third generation Simcoe lawyer and proud third generation Long Point Company SecretaryTreasurer until 2017.
Partner and friend to Sherry Biggar, brother of Elspeth Kerr (nephew, John), father of Lynn, Rob (Bianca), Diane (Rick), Doug (Kristin), Sherry's son Jeff (Rhiannon). Grandfather to Brooke and Erin, Nicole and Andy, Arlie and Kate, Rowan and Nora, Finn and Rachel and friend and former spouse, Mary Alice.
An alumnus of Western University where he swam competitively, graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School (1960), Frank practiced in Simcoe for over 45 years. Frank thrived on his connections to people and maintained life long friendships. He was a storyteller, loved limericks, sharing jokes, reciting Robert Service poetry, and live music at Grossman's.
Frank enjoyed politics and was always up for a good debate. He was known for his generosity, impressive memory, and as the host of the Gravelly Bay Cup.
Frank lived his life and left on his own terms.
We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to his friends who drove weekly to Juravinski, he enjoyed the conversation and reminiscing during the drive. A special thanks to Lora and the home care nurses who provided excellent care and support.
At Frank's request a celebration of life will be held at the Norfolk Golf and Country Club, 200 Argyle St., Simcoe on Saturday, April 21 at 1:00 p.m. Those wishing to donate in memory of Frank, please choose a charity of your choice.
Southcoast Funeral & Cremation Alternatives Inc., 71 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe, Ontario. Online condolences at http://www.southcoastfuneralservice.com
HAYDEN WAYNE ROBERTS
November, 13, 1922 March 27, 2018
On March 27, Haden died peacefully in Vancouver. He will be missed by his family and friends.
"Life is not primarily a quest for pleasure, as Freud believed, or a quest for power, as Alfred Adler taught, but a quest for meaning." Victor Frankl SHERRILL ANNE SAMIS Sherrill was born on November 23, 1936, the only daughter of Douglas and Jean MacDonald.
Graduate of West Van High School in 1954 and UBC (BEd) in 1958.
Member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority, Delta Zeta Chapter.
Survived by her brother, Gregg, of Salt Spring Island; daughter, Karen (Dennis O'Hanley) of Kingston; sons, Michael (Aili) of Toronto and David of Vancouver; 4 grandsons, Ryan and Graeme O'Hanley, Bruce Samis and Tao Samis-Violini; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Robert in 1975 and her younger brother, Brock.
While raising her children, Sherrill dedicated many hours to her community as a volunteer.
Sherrill died in hospice on March 29, 2018. Donations to the BC Cancer Society or the charity of your choice greatly appreciated. No service as requested.
Condolences may be offered at http://www.oceanviewfuneral.com
ROBERT IRWIN SCOLNICK
September 28, 1931 April 6, 2018
Surrounded by his loving family, with a bridge book in one hand, numerous business magazines in the other, and with an email ready to go out on current events to all his friends, Robert passed away peacefully at Baycrest. He leaves behind his loving wife of 63 years, Doreen; his brother, Morton; his children, Deborah Stern and son-in-law, Gary Stern, Jay Scolnick and daughter-in-law, Sheryl Scolnick; his late daughter, Wendy Scolnick; and his grandchildren, Jason and Jordan Stern, and Spencer and Myles Scolnick.
He was an extremely generous man and always helped those in need. He loved to teach and was a mentor to many. He will be dearly missed by all the people who loved and knew him.
Donations may be made to Baycrest or Sunnybrook Hospital or any charity of your choice in memory of Robert Scolnick.
For funeral and Shiva details, please see Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel website http://www.benjaminsparkmemori alchapel.ca or call them at 416-663-9060.
HERMAN WOLFE SILVER
Peacefully on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Mackenzie Health at age 90.Beloved husband of the late Rose Silver. Loving father and father-in-law of Robin And Alan Zwiren of Israel, Lesley Silver of Israel, Andrew Silver, and the late Mitchel Silver. Dear brother of the late Bessie Robinson, Fanny Grossman, and Bertha Nudel.
Devoted grandfather of Atara, Ari, Matana, Lia, Rebecca, and Eliza.
Special thanks to his caregiver, Irene Inigo, for the love and support given to Herman. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 12:00 noon in the Chabad Flamingo Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 7 Townsgate Drive, Thornhill. Memorial donations may be made to Mackenzie Health Foundation, 905- 883-1212 or to West Park Healthcare Centre, 416- 243-3698.
KENNETH DONALD SINCLAIR January 14, 1930 April 3, 2018
Ken passed away peacefully in his sleep after a long Alzheimerrelated struggle. He will be sorely missed by his wife, Betty, after 65 years of a happy, busy and fruitful marriage. Also grateful to have shared in his love and caring are his four children, Kelly, Pat, Bill (Vivianne) and Bob (Stephanie) all of whom admired, respected and loved the fellowship of their dad. Also missing him are eight strong and resilient grandchildren who loved his fellowship and inspiration and six greatgrandchildren - too young to know what they missed.
Ken was an avid entrepreneur, businessman and athlete who added enthusiasm and optimism to every undertaking.
He founded Sinclair-Cockburn Insurance in 1953, founded and built Timberland Athletic Club in 1986, was co-founder of Canada's National Tennis Centre at York University, was a member of Canada's, Ontario's and Aurora's Sports Halls of Fame, holder of many singles and doubles (with Lorne Main) international tennis championships, a Life Member and former President of the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club, co-established the first Canadian tennis "bubble", co-founder and operator of the all-Canadian Academy in London, Ontario, for training elite junior players, served on the CLTA Executive, chairman of the Canadian Open Tennis Championships from 1969 to 1983 and helped to negotiate corporate sponsorships for Tennis Canada. Besides all that he found time for hockey, curling, fishing, hunting and golf at Eagle Creek in Florida and Beacon Hall in Aurora.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sunnybrook Foundation directed towards Brain Sciences Research, 2075 Bayview Ave Toronto, ON M4N 3M5 or by phone at 416-480-4483 or online at https://donate.sunnybrook.
ca/tribute or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
An immediate family cremation ceremony takes place tomorrow and a Celebration of Life gathering for friends and family will be held on Sunday, April 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Toronto Cricket Club, 141 Wilson Ave, North York, ON.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at http://www.ThompsonFH-Aurora.com for the Sinclair family.
JUDITH ELAINE SMALL
With great sadness we announce the passing of Judith Elaine Small at the age of 82 in Toronto Canada.
Judith passed away peacefully at home (Belmont House) on March 25, 2018.
Beloved wife of the late A.
Geoffrey Small. Loving mother of Valerie and Elizabeth; son-in-law, Scott; grandmother of Alex and Amelia. Cherished sister of Janet Johnson and aunt to family in New Zealand and England. Judith grew up in New Zealand, moved to Canada (Montreal, Toronto) after meeting her husband in Canada, where she raised her children with endless love and support. Previously a hospital lab microbiologist (New Zealand) and nurse (Toronto).
Judith was a kind and loving person, with a beautiful spirit, dearly loved, and will be greatly missed. We thank all of the people involved in her care at Belmont House, Cedarhurst Home and NHI (Nursing and Homemakers Inc.).
A service will be held for Judith on Saturday, April 14, in the solarium at Belmont House, 55 Belmont Street, Toronto (ph. 416-964-9231), gathering starting at 1:30 p.m., service starting at 2 p.m., reception to follow. All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Belmont house, Cedarhurst Home (2601 Bayview Ave.
Toronto) or the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Online condolences may be made at mountpleasantgroup.com.
BARBARA STRANG 1963 - 2018
Barbara Strang passed away peacefully at home in East York, at the age of 55 on April 3, 2018 surrounded by her close family.
She was predeceased by her father, James Strang. Barbara had a heart full of love and gratitude for her husband, Guy Smagghe; daughters, Isabelle and Nathalie Strang; her mother, Ethel; sister, Susan; brother, Don; her extended family; and all of her dear friends. She was grateful to the many medical professionals who helped her in recent years.
Barbara touched the hearts and lives of countless people as she worked to advocate for the world's children with UNICEF Canada for 13 years as Director of Communications. As a consultant, she developed policies to draw attention to issues of food security and nutrition to help the vulnerable people in Canada and around the world. Barbara developed resources to help Canadians understand and become allies on a healing and reconciliation journey related to the legacy of residential schools in Canada. More than anything, she was an exemplary mother guided by her profound love for her two daughters.
Barbara lived her life with remarkable sensitivity, grace and courage, and she brought light and love to all those around her.
In recent years, Barbara used her creative gifts and insight to write poetry that is full of deep spirituality and sincere humanity.
She left us with a legacy of how to be kind and good and how to face the greatest challenges with humility and grace.
A visitation will take place at Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 20th. A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, April 21st at 2 p.m. at Eastminster United, with reception to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, and respecting Barbara's wishes, the family is requesting donations to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation - Ovarian Cancer Fund - Research.
LYNDA JEANNE TASCHEREAU
It is with much sadness that the family of Lynda Taschereau announce her passing on April 4, 2018 after a short but brave battle with cancer.
Born on October 20, 1957 in London, Ontario Lynda spent her early years growing up in Hastings, Ontario on the Trent River. Lynda spoke fondly of her time in Hastings with idyllic summers spent waterskiing, and helping her family run the Riverside Dance Hall.
Lynda moved to Toronto and began work at the City of Toronto at a young age. Lynda loved her time working for the City and finished her career as the Executive Director of Strategic and Corporate Policy. Lynda was a true public servant in every sense of the word and was held in high esteem and respected by all her friends and colleagues at the City.
Loved and cherished wife and soulmate of Stephen Welowszky.
Adored and loving mother of William and Michael (Sarah).
Will be greatly missed by her mother, Jean; and father, Hank (deceased 2004); and wonderful sister, Cindy (Ken); niece, Kaitlin (Andrew); and great-niece, Elora.
Lynda's greatest joy in life were her two sons, William and Michael.
Nothing made her prouder than to see the intelligent, caring, and thoughtful young men they became.
Lynda loved to go travelling and on adventures with her "boys" - Stephen, William, and Michael. From train trips across Canada, road trips to the East Coast, adventures in the U.K. or weekends in New York it gave her such immense pleasure to spend time with them.
Lynda was a special person who lived a rich life and lived in the present. Lynda truly believed that nothing was more important than family and to be caring and loving to each other. Those who were fortunate to have Lynda as a friend know that they were a better person for knowing her.
Lynda left us much too soon and will be greatly missed by us all.
A Memorial reception to remember Lynda will be held at Turner & Porter Peel Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga, on Saturday, April 14th from 1 - 4 p.m.
Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to any charities benefiting women and children.
MORLEY KEITH THOMAS 1918 - 2018 Morley Thomas died March 31, 2018 in Watford Ontario at age 99.
He was born August 19, 1918 in Westminster Township, Ontario, the son of Morley A. Thomas (1889-1918), and Alice Auckland Thomas (1888-1961). Morley is survived by his son, Stephen; daughter-in-law, Mary Attfield; grandson, Tyler; and the entire McThat clan all of Toronto. Son, John predeceased him in 2007 and beloved wife, Clara in 2013.
In 1918, after her husband's untimely death, Alice returned, with her baby, Morley, to Talbotville to live with her parents and siblings. Morley grew up on the Auckland family farm, attended the local public school and then the nearby St.
Thomas Collegiate Institute. With scholarships he attended the University of Western Ontario and graduated with an Honours BA in Mathematics and Physics in 1941.
He was a starting member of the Western Mustangs football team, Yates Cup winners in 1939. At Western he met Clara McCandless and they were married in 1942 in Winnipeg when he was serving as a civilian Meteorological Officer with the RCAF forecasting the weather and teaching meteorology to student pilots in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.
After the war Morley chose to remain in meteorology and, with a 1949 MA in Physics (meteorology) from the University of Toronto, worked in the climatology sector of the national meteorological service where he had increasing administrative responsibilities over the years. When he retired in 1983 he was the director general of the Canadian Climate Centre in Environment Canada's AtmosphericEnvironmentService.
For more than twenty years he also taught climatology to new meteorologists. He published scores of papers, bibliographies, and an atlas dealing with climate and climatology and co-authored a textbook, Climate Canada. In the 1950s he had the opportunity to become active in international climatology and subsequently was a Canadian representative at meetings for several decades.
In 1978-1982 he served as the president of the Commission for Climatology in the World Meteorological Organization and in Canada he had been president of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society in 1968-1970. In 1980 he was awarded the Patterson Medal for "distinguished service to meteorology" and in 1985 the Royal Canadian Geographical Society's Massey Medal for "significant contributions to the knowledge and advancement of Canadian climatology."
In retirement he enjoyed the facilities at Environment Canada's Downsview library in return for voluntarily researching the history of Canadian meteorology; over a twenty-five year period he published four books on the subject. In addition he enjoyed researching local history of the Talbotville area and family genealogy which resulted in several published articles and four books. In later years he lived at Seasons Strathroy and followed the Blue Jays, Duke Basketball, and the Mustangs.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Donations in his memory could be made to the Talbotville United Church.
Online condolences may be left at strathroyfuneralhome.com Funeral arrangements entrusted to Denning's of Strathroy.
WILLIAM CARRICK TRUSLER MD, FRCP November 5, 1929- March 25, 2018
Died with dignity and grace in Toronto, on Sunday, March 25, 2018, in his 89th year.
Devoted and beloved companion for 58 years of the late Carol (nee Purdy). Deeply loved father to Michael and Wendy; and proud and caring grandfather to Owen Trusler and Finley Taylor.
Cherished son of the late George and Mona Trusler; and brother to George (Connie-deceased) and Doreen Trusler, Jane Maher (Frank-deceased), and Jim and Heather Trusler. Dear son-in-law of the late Arthur and Ethyl Purdy; and brother-in-law to Beverly Heyd (Gordon-deceased), Heather Schreiber and the late David (Joydeceased) and Ann Purdy. Much adored uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Bill was happiest surrounded by family and friends in the homes he and Carol created together.
A graduate of Oakwood Collegiate and the University of Toronto (1954), Bill began his medical career in Toronto before moving to London with his young family where he established a long and distinguished private practice in radiology.
Bill was a natural athlete and outdoorsman. He was a champion swimmer and avid skier in his youth, and in his later years was sustained by memories of Go Home Bay picnics, fly fishing at the Caledon Mountain Trout Club, and the view from the top of the Bluff at Osler.
Honorable, positive and forwardlooking, with a deep capacity for unconditional love, Bill will be remembered for his quiet sense of fun, his barbequing prowess, and the way he laughed with his whole person.
Our heartfelt thanks to the staff in the Acute Care for Elders Medical Unit at Mt. Sinai Hospital and to Monica Byrne, Marlene Dixon, Dr. Sydney Smart, and the caregivers at the Balmoral Club who made such a wonderful home for him and Carol.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) on Friday, April 13th from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. A celebration of Bill's life will be held in Rosedale United Church, 159 Roxborough Drive on Saturday, April 14th at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sinai Health Foundation in support of Dr. John Floras Cardiology Research (supportsinai.ca/in memory) 416-586-8203 would be greatly appreciated. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
PETER ANDREW TWIGGE-MOLECEY May 15, 1980 April 3, 2018
With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Peter Twigge on April 3, 2018 age 37 years. Beloved son to Anne and Chris, kind brother to Tom and (Laura), Amy, and Matt (Laura).
Fun loving uncle to Bronwyn, Liam, Taylor, Rowan and Edison.
Treasured nephew to Jenny, Emlyn, Jim and Joannie.
Peter was a passionate actor working in the Toronto film community for the last decade and an avid musical performer. He loved wholeheartedly, touched everyone around him with his kindness and gentle way. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
A private ceremony will be held by the family. A public celebration of Peter's life and accomplishments will be held in the summer.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health in honor of Peter would be appreciated by the family. For online condolences, please visit http://www.etouch.ca
TIMOTHY JAMES VERNON
Born January 19, 1959 Suddenly, on April 3, 2018 while visiting the Bahamas.
Son, of Sally Vernon; and brother to Chris and Peter.
Tim will be missed by his extended family and friends.
He had a big heart and did big things.
Donations may be to St.
Michael's Hospital. No service is scheduled at this time.
DOROTHY JOAN WRIGHT (née Beardmore)
Joan died peacefully on March 25, 2018, two days before her 100th birthday at the Sunrise of Oakville. She was the beloved wife of the late George Merritt Campbell Wright; dear mother of Peter (Joan-Marie) of Edmonton, David (Kathy) of Burlington and Christopher (Donna) of Baden. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Joan was predeceased by her brothers, Martin Beardmore, Alfred Beardmore and Gordon Beardmore.
Other than the well-being of her family, Joan's passions were the games of golf and curling. Her competitive nature always rose to the occasion resulting in many tournament wins. She was always available to give assistance to the less experienced players encouraging them to strive more to achieve their goal.
Joan also worked tirelessly on various committees in the Ontario Ladies Golf Association as Tournament Chairman for the Hamilton District and as District Chairman for the Mississauga District. Joan was very active working at the Canadian Open each year. She also volunteered her time at St. Jude's Church, OakvilleTrafalgar Memorial Hospital and St. Richard's Church, Jekyll Island, Georgia.
Joan was born on March 27, 1918 in Leeds, England. She was raised in a loving family in Acton, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec. She moved back to Toronto and married George in 1940 before he went overseas during the war. They resided in Oakville for the rest of their lives. The family would sincerely wish to thank all the staff at Sunrise of Oakville, and the palliative team members, for their caring support.
The funeral will be held at St. Jude's Anglican Church, 160 William Street, Oakville on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with a reception afterwards in the St. Jude's Victoria Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Joan's memory to St. Jude's Church. Online condolences may be left at http://www.koprivataylor.com
DOROTHY THERESA IAMARINO April 21, 1928 November 18, 2017
Turner & Porter, Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke April 21, 2018 11:30 a.m.
Please come share your memories THOMASD 'ARCY MCGEE In memory of the Prophet of Confederation who died for Canada, 150 years ago today.
Born, Carlingford, Ireland, April 13, 1825 assassinated, Ottawa, April 7, 1868.
CAROLINE CUNNINGHAM April 4, 1975 - April 8, 2007
Always on our minds, forever in our hearts.
CARRIE DORAN TUROFSKY April 6, 1966 April 14, 1985
April 14, 1985 The light of a distant star continues to reach the earth Long after the star itself is gone.
Your light will never diminish, darling Carrie.