Saturday, June 23, 2018
MARGARET NOBLE BERTRAND
May 28, 2018
It is with deep sadness that we announce that our beloved mother, Margaret Noble Bertrand, died peacefully at home on May 28th after a long battle with a rare cancer that she fought so bravely and in so doing was an inspiration to us all.
Born in Montreal, Margaret moved to Toronto at an early age and studied at St. Joseph's High School. She trained as a nurse at St. Michael's Hospital, and subsequently practiced in Montreal and Kentucky before returning to Toronto to work with the St. Joseph's Nuns in the emergency and operating room at St. Michael's Hospital.
After working for many years with Johnston and Daniel and other prominent Toronto real estate brokerages, Margaret became one of the founding members of Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited.
She was an annual Chairman's real estate award winner and one of the top Toronto agents for many years. Her strength of character, tenacity, and steely conviction were well known across the real estate profession, and her impressive reputation stood as a remarkable example for all who knew her.
A devout Catholic and parishioner of St. Basil's Church and St.
Michael's Cathedral, Margaret actively contributed to the cathedral's restoration. She served on the board of the Children's Aid Society and championed Catholic Charities. Always active in community politics, she tirelessly organized neighbours in support of causes she held dear.
Margaret raised five children on her own in Thornhill after the sudden and early death of her husband, Dr. Eugene Garnet Bertrand, who graduated from McGill University in Montreal and then became a prominent dentist in Toronto. He died at the early age of 51.
Recognized for her style and grace, she enjoyed entertaining and travelling to visit friends and family around the world.
Margaret will be deeply missed by friends, colleagues, and especially by her five children, and three grandchildren. Her children, Lizanne (Martin McSkimming), Patrick, Caroline (Nestor Bottino), Martha, and Brian (Hitomi Myoseki); her three grandchildren, Amalia Pontikos, Nicholas Pontikos, and Sakura Bertrand; her sisters, Barbara Noble Holding and the late Lois Byrne; and her nieces and nephews, Bill Holding (Barbara), David Holding (Faith), Darcy Holding, Andrew Holding, and Sarah Holding (Norman).
The family wishes to thank her exceptional caregivers, for their sensitive and professional care during her long illness.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her name are welcomed to the Catholic Charities, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Canadian Cancer Society, or Doctors Without Borders.
A memorial/celebration of life service will be held later in the fall of 2018.
Devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Friend.
Born Angelina Nolan, April 23, 1935, London, England; passed away peacefully at home, June 14, 2018, Mississauga, Ontario.
Immigrated to Toronto, Canada with her future husband, Frank, in 1957 and celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary in April, 2018 along with their one daughter, Kelly, and one granddaughter, Caroline.
Teacher, artist, soprano, gardener, lover of the Arts, gentle nurturer. Her grace, courage and strength is an inspiration. She will be forever in our hearts.
GLEN MURRAY BROWNLEE
March 9, 1947 June 19, 2018
An Ottawa Valley boy, he knew how to work hard, dream big and love deeply. He was a builder by nature, from boats, to homes, to high-tech companies but his greatest and most enduring project was his family. He met Mimi, the love of his life, in high school, had four children and worked across Canada. He rose to the executive offices of SDL, MDI/Motorola, Simware, Sierra Wireless and Tantalus. He retired early to build his dream boat and live on the high seas. He and Mimi cruised on the east and west coast, Mexico and the South Pacific.
But he always kept an anchor on shore at the family cottage compound on Cedar lake where he devoted his tireless project drive to building a family compound for his 6 grandchildren.
Glen is survived by his loving wife, Mimi; and their children, Pennie (Stu), Scott, (Nancy) Barrett, (Matt) Chris (Kerry); and 6 grandchildren, Hamish, Seb, Alex, Maggie, Annie and Ellie.
A celebration of Glen's life will be on Tuesday, July 3rd from 3:30-6 p.m. at the RVYC in Vancouver. Please contact: email@example.com.
It has been a long journey but Freddy fought hard and was courageous through it all. He found peace at last on June 18, 2018 and he is now in a better place. Sadly missed by his beloved wife, Lay-Hoon, and close friends. He had left an indelible mark on those who knew him and love him. He will be forever remembered for his wicked humor, generosity and kindness.
Condolences may be left at http://www.aftercare.org.
Preferred donation recipient: Dorothy Ley Hospice.
USOA BUSTO "Usanda"
Usoa (Usanda) Busto, age 71, passed away peacefully at home in the early hours of Sunday, June 17, 2018 in Edmonton. Born in Santiago Chile on June 30, 1946 to Santos Busto Mujika and Concepcion Berasaluce Gasca, Usanda moved to Toronto, Canada to pursue her career as a scientist and academic at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto. In addition to being a loving parent and professional, Usanda was an avid reader, passionate traveler and lover of food.
Usanda is lovingly remembered by her three children, Pedro, Amaya, and Joaquin; her grandchildren, Luna, Massimiliano, Sebastian, Nicolas, Anika, Leia, Leo, and Jules, who called her Meme; her three siblings, Mirentxu, Javier and Iñaki; and the family members that she lived with and loved including Cecilia, Ana Maria, Declan, Kris, Olivia, Noelia, Gabriel, Jackson, Brooklyn, and many others. Memorial donations may be made directly in her name to a charity of choice.
A celebration of Usanda's life will be held in Toronto in July. For more information and to leave condolences visit http://www.usoa.info.
Serenity Funeral Service, South Edmonton (780) 450-0101
SALLIE ANN CATY
May 30, 1942 - June 19, 2018
It is with profound sadness that Sallie's family announce her passing at home in her bed after a long and determined battle with pancreatic cancer.
Sallie was the best friend, soul mate and wife of Charlie to whom she was married for 54 years. She was the loving mother of Julie (Jeff Roy), Nicole (Angelo Perri) and Charles. She was Nana to Pierre and Nathalie Roy. She is survived by her brother, Barry (Jane) of St John's, NL.; and sisters, Heather Shortus (Keith) of Australia and Gail Krija (Peter) of Hamilton, ON.
She was the eldest daughter of Scott and Lorraine Mackay (native Montrealers) and was born in Fredericton and raised in Rothesay, N.B. She graduated from Netherwood in 1959 and from the Montreal General Hospital in 1961 as an X-Ray technician.
Sallie was well known for her positive attitude, inner strength and self discipline and yet she cared a great deal about people. She maintained life-long friendships with her grade school and Netherwood friends as well as with the people she met and roomed with in Montreal. She loved her extended family and worked hard at maintaining regular contact with all of them.
How she handled her 14 month battle with cancer is a lesson for all: she was so courageous and never once complained about the fate that had befallen her and maintained an incredible attitude through it all. From the very beginning her motto was: "It is what it is."
She will always be remembered as a very accomplished duplicate bridge player having become life master many years ago. She enjoyed playing competitive bridge and had many partners. Many of these go back 43 years from a group better known as the DDD. She participated in many Canadian and American National and Regional tournaments and truly enjoyed the rush that these provided.
Sallie enjoyed many sports and for many years was an active curler and tennis player. She was a longtime member of the Caledon Ski Club and golfed regularly at Mississaugua Golf & Country Club, where she served a term as Lady Golf Captain and the Bellair Country Club in Florida where she spent 25 glorious winters at her gulf-side condo on Sand Key, Clearwater.
Sallie and Charlie travelled extensively. Over the years, they visited 47 countries, every Canadian province and 38 US states. This was done by way of 15 ocean and river cruises and numerous land tours.
A private funeral service will be held for immediate family members only. A celebration of life reception will be held at the Mississaugua Golf & Country Club at 3 p.m. on August 12, 2018.
The family would also like to thank the Oakville Palliative team and Doctor Lynne Benjamin and Nurse Angela Tranquilla in particular for their compassionate support during these trying times.
In lieu of flowers, the family would ask you to consider making a charitable donation to the Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation of Oakville or to Ian Anderson House. Online condolences may be left at http://www.koprivataylor.com.
CAROLE JOAN SEDWICK COLLINS
Died quietly at her home in Mader's Cove, Nova Scotia, on June 22, 2018, overlooking her garden and Mahone Bay while surrounded by her family.
Carole leaves John, her husband of 62 years; and their children, John Bruce (Carol Payne) of Ottawa, Blayne (Dan Keeler) of Lambton Shores, Ontario and Anne Collins of Dwight, Ontario; grandchildren, Alexis Paton (Steven Robinson) (Rugby, UK), Hannah Paton (Halifax, NS), Meg Collins and Alice Payne of Ottawa; and great-granddaughter, Antonia Paton Robinson (Rugby, UK). She also leaves her sister, Linda (Bill) Dunn (Ottawa); sisters-inlaw, Janet Aiken (Lambton Shores, Ontario) and Earlaine Collins (Toronto); and five nieces and nephews.
Carole was born in Toronto, Ontario February 5, 1936, to Ada and Bruce West, a journalist with the Globe and Mail. Growing up in Toronto, Ottawa, Washington, DC, and Port Credit she learned to be creative and independent.
Carole met her future husband, John at the University of Western Ontario, while playing bridge. They have been playing bridge and creating a rich life together ever since. During the long haul of medical school, residency and fellowships, Carole worked and cared for the family in London, Ontario, Hindhead, England, Edinburgh, Scotland and Finchley, England. She then supported John's academic career back in London, Ontario, then Halifax, Nova Scotia, and finally Hamilton, Ontario. She had an eye for possibilities which included restoring four Victorian houses into comfortable and welcoming homes and gardens.
Carole could organize a great party and hosted many memorable ones. She was a fantastic cook and her family Christmas gatherings were legendary. But Carole set herself greater challenges. While in London, she was a founder of Patchworks, a St. Marys, Ontario store specializing in Mennonite quilts, which also sponsored the Great Canadian Quilting Contest in the 1970s. In Halifax, Carole was founding editor and publisher of a breakthrough magazine, Canadian Antiques and Art Review. In the 1980s, Carole and Blayne ran A Touch of Country in Mississauga an antiques and home accessories store.
During their years in Halifax, Carole and John discovered Mahone Bay.
Carole bought property in Mader's Cove and ultimately built a house there from posts, beams, floors and walls salvaged from old Cape houses. They retired to Mader's Cove in 1998. Retirement was active: in 1999, they spent six months in Geneva and in 2001 they spent six months in Brussels. The following years in Nova Scotia were as full as ever, entertaining, volunteering for local events like the Mahone Bay Christmas House Tour and, of course, playing bridge. She spent many happy hours in her garden which spills down the hill from their house in a beautiful, natural display providing habitat for birds and generous cuttings of wild and cultivated flowers. She loved nature.
A strong, independent and intelligent woman, Carole did not take any guff from anyone, including bank managers and bridge gurus such as Oswald Jacoby. Carole was sharp and had a strong practical streak. She could sum up a situation or deliver some sound advice in a few incisive words. Carole had a great laugh and a kind heart. Though not outwardly sentimental, she held her sentiments deeply. Carole was naturally elegant and never complained.
Whatever the problem she either fixed it or coped with it. Her last few months were difficult, but she was the director of her life up to the end.
Once she had taught us all she could, she left on her own terms.
Carole will hold her last party for friends and relatives at a later date. If you wish to make a memorial donation, please consider the Mahone Bay Centre or the Mahone Bay Food Bank, both at PO Box 489, 45 School Street, Mahone Bay NS B0J 2E0.
NAN LOUISE SPERRY CHAPIN
1923 - 2018
Nan Louise Sperry Chapin, 95, of Atlantic Beach, passed peacefully away on Monday, June 18, 2018.
She was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on February 16, 1923, to Donald and Nancy Sperry.
Nan graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, Summa Cum Laude, 1944. She was married to B.R. Chapin on April 4, 1945.
Nan started her family in Wichita, Kansas, moving to Toronto, Ontario in 1956, where she raised her family and opened her business. Nan opened a book store, The Book Mark, in Toronto, Ontario in 1966. It became the oldest independent book shop in Toronto, operating for over 30 years under her guidance.
In 1991 she moved to Atlantic Beach, Florida where she shared her kindness and grace with the community. Following her stroke in 2015, she was well cared for by Fleet Landing and her special caregiver, Rosie Tallent.
Nan always sought knowledge through reading and study, living her strong faith and traveling extensively around the world.
She was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother (GG).
She was predeceased by her husband, B.R. Chapin and sister, Sue Whiteway. She is survived by sisters, Barbara St. John and Donna Borgstrom. She is survived by five children, Nancy Kurz of New Fairfield, Connecticut (Gary Kurz), Ross Chapin of St. Mary's, Ontario (Cathy Chapin), Donald Chapin of Hilliard, Ohio (Joy Chapin), Barbara Galloway of Atlantic Beach, Florida (Charles Galloway) and Betty Chapin of North Vancouver, British Columbia. She is survived by 15 grandchildren, 30 greatgrandchildren and 6 great-greatgrandchildren. She was a beauty in life and a beauty in death and will be deeply missed by family and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Nan this fall at Fleet Landing. Arrangements are under the direction of Hardage - Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach.
ROBERT MITCHELL DAVIS
Robert passed away June 18, 2018.
He was 82.
Bob was predeceased by his parents, Christine and Alexander Davis.
Bob has been greatly loved and will be sadly missed by his partner, Eileen WinningtonBall; his daughter, Catherine Darlington; his son, Bruce Davis (Rene Logan); his granddaughters, Christine Darlington, Samantha Smith-Moskal, Haviva Ford and Rebecca Ford; and his first wife, Mary Davis; along with a large extended family.
Bob grew up in Hamilton where he helped win basketball championships for Central Secondary School and earned a Physical Education Degree from McMaster University. Bob was a teacher and Vice-Principal in several high schools in North York during his professional career.
Always an outdoorsman, Bob had a special love for his place, his cottage on Minnicock Lake where he has continued to welcome relatives and friends and share memorable times for over 50 years.
Lately, Uxbridge has been home and Bob has continued his interest in cooking, in travel, in reading, in history and politics and robust discussions.
Bob's fun, good grace, compassion, charm and optimism won him friends wherever he went including among the staff at Markham Stouffville Hospital 3E and 2C who have cared for him so well and were so kind to us all for the past four months. Many, many thanks to them.
An open house to share memories and celebrate Bob's life will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 from 1.00 - 4.00 p.m., at 32 First Avenue, Uxbridge. All friends and family are welcome.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation, Health Services Building, 379 Church St., Suite 303, Markham, ON L6B 0T1.
ELIZABETH JANE FELTES (nee Watt)
November 21, 1937 - June 19, 2018
Born in Chinnor, England, Liz spent her early childhood in India, where she attended the Singamari School in Darjeeling. She finished her education at Wycombe Abbey back in England, where she became a very good lacrosse and tennis player and was a top student throughout school. Liz's next adventure began at Oxford University, where she studied English and met Norman Feltes, an American who would become her husband. Liz and Norman first settled in Montreal, where three of their four children were born.
They then moved to Atlanta, where their youngest daughter was born, and Norman taught at Emory University. Both Liz and Norman were involved in the Civil Rights movement, but the end of the sixties and the deaths of heroes and dreams made them decide to return to Canada, this time to Toronto, where they would live the rest of their lives.
Liz obtained her Masters in Environmental Studies from York University, and made her career in Health Planning, becoming Executive Director of the South Riverdale Community Health Centre. She oversaw the planning of the new building at Queen and Pape, which became an early provider of HIV/AIDS care and advocacy, harm reduction services, and comprehensive wellness for its entire community.
Liz was a quiet leader, a gentle friend, a woman of calm certainty and power. Predeceased by daughter, Diana; son, Nic; sister, Meg; and husband, Norman, Liz died peacefully on June 19, 2018 in the arms of her beloved daughters, Alyson and Sarah. She will be greatly missed by grandchildren, Emma, Sophie, Riel and Sam; nieces, Amanda and Sophie and friends and relatives on many continents.
Great thanks to all her carers during these last months. Cremation has taken place. A memorial will be held in Toronto in the autumn. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation in her name to any of Doctors Without Borders, The Equality Effect, South Riverdale Community Health Centre, CAMH, or The Metropolitan Toronto Library Foundation...
Rest now, wonderful woman.
CLAUDE HOWELL FROST
Passed away peacefully on Friday, June 15, 2018 at Bridgepoint Health Centre at the age of 98.
Claude lived his life to the fullest. He was born in Hamilton, Ontario to Lily Howell, then when orphaned at the age of 5 yrs., his mother's dear friend, Gertrude Frost (Hough), and her husband, Arthur G.P. Frost, raised Claude and adopted him in 1930. He grew up near the Greenhouses at the corner of Concord and Hallam where Arthur and Gertrude ran the family business Arthur J. Frost Ltd. Florist. He was raised with his much-loved brother, Harold (deceased); and sister, Hazel (deceased); and by his third mother, Florence (Hough).
Living on Concord Ave. and delivering flowers over the city, he knew every street, biking before he could drive the Florist truck to deliver the flowers.
His first job was with the Toronto Star as a printer before he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and became a pilot then navigator and was stationed at Coal Harbour in B.C.
After the war, he went to work for his father in the Florist business. It was at that time that Claude ran his father, Arthur Frost's successful campaign as Alderman in the Toronto Bracondale riding.
Claude married the girl of his dreams, Glenys (Rose), after courting her when she was living on Centre Island in the summer, and Floral Park. They were married 71 years ago in Toronto, honeymooning on Lake of Bays.
Being the kind of guy to take a chance in life he got a great deal on a car, sold it for a profit and was offered a job at Gorrie's Chevrolet on Gerrard. He was then sent to set up The Golden Mile Chev-Olds Dealership on Eglinton Ave. East and became the general manager until he was offered by General Motors to open his own Dealership in 1966. Claude Frost Motors in Brampton was his baby, and he made it one of the top dealerships in Ontario. In the car biz he was known as one of the good guys, well thought of, kind, generous, and a hard-working entrepreneur.
During his career he was a member of the Toronto Business Club, Rotary Club of Brampton, the Brampton Business Club, President of the Toronto Automotive Dealers Association 1977/78, and ran the Toronto Auto Show 1978/79.
Claude and Glenys loved the game of golf, they belonged to Thornhill Golf Club, Brampton Golf Club, Deerhurst Highlands Golf Club, and Atlantis Golf Club in West Palm Beach (where he achieved his hole in one).
They travelled the world. Many of their trips were with General Motors and later on, still enjoying visiting new countries and making new friends. He especially enjoyed his fishing trips to the arctic and west coast.
They spent many wonderful years wintering in Atlantis, West Palm Beach, and summers, first in Parry Sound, then Lake Joseph, then Lake of Bays.
It was on Lake of Bays that Claude and Glenys enjoyed their retirement years in the beautiful home they built, cruising around the lake in one of his beloved boats, enjoying the Huntsville Festival Theatre, and welcoming their many friends for the weekend and their family for the summer.
At the end of a day on the links, Claude would be found sitting on the dock listening to smooth jazz with his ever-present smile on his face enjoying the lovely view of the lake with a Frosty Special in his hand, a boxer dog by his side, reflecting on life, before going on a sunset cruise.
Claude leaves behind his loving wife, Glenys (Rose); his children, Judi Frost (Ian Brown), Leslie Frost, Claudia Frost; grandchildren, Devon Townsend, Mackenzie Frost-Brown, Kyle Osadchuk, and Cody Osadchuk; his niece, Dianne Nichols (Richard); and nephew, Jim Frost (Marilyn). Joy Godoy's loving and kind care of Claude for the past two years is most appreciated.
Celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the RCYC, 141 St. George St. Toronto. For further details, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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"Jerri" On Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at her home, with her loving family at her side. Georgina Fleischer beloved wife of the late Kurt Fleischer. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Ernie, Marsha, and Les and Fay. Dear sister of the late Reva, and Cecil. A service was held on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Interment Habonim Congregation Section at Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Jewish National Fund, 416-638-7200, or Soldiers Of Israel, 416-783- 3053.
FREDRICK THOMAS GOULD MD (HONS)
Husband, father, grandfather, physician and gentleman, Fredrick Thomas Gould, 80, passed away surrounded by family on June 16, 2018 at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA, of complications from pulmonary fibrosis. Fred was born on the farm in the farming community of Kenton, Manitoba on September 4, 1937 to Stan and Ellen (Hill) Gould. He married the love of his life, Donna Heapy, on June 30, 1958 and in two weeks they would have celebrated their 60th anniversary.
As the second child and the eldest son, Fred grew up on the family farm where he learned the value of hard work which stayed with him the rest of his life. He attended Kenton School and Hamiota High School for Grade XII. Forgoing university, Fred joined his father in farming and subsequently acquired a section of land. After Fred and Donna were married, they farmed in the Kenton district. In 1960 they moved to Donna's hometown of Oak River, MB where he purchased a general insurance agency, Oak River Agencies, and sold insurance while continuing to farm. In Oak River he was involved in community life and served on the Board of Stewards of the Oak River United Church, where he chaired the fundraising committee to build the new church.
To the amazement of family and friends, in 1966 Fred and Donna moved their family to Winnipeg where Fred attended the University of Manitoba with the aspiration of entering medical school. With much hard work and perseverance, in 1972 he graduated with honours from the University of Manitoba Medical School with the gold medals in Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Prize for Medicine. These were amongst the busiest years of his life, as Fred juggled raising his family with his studies, as well as continuing his farming and insurance operations.
In 1973 Fred joined the Silver Heights Medical Clinic in Winnipeg where he practiced for 26 years. He was recognized by his peers and patients as a skilled diagnostician and compassionate caregiver. His family practice was very fulfilling including obstetrics, surgery and nursing home care and he also served as doctor for St. John's Ravenscourt School for seven years. He treated colleagues, employees and patients with respect and gentility.
Fred was an avid golfer and member of the St. Charles Country Club where he served two terms as President. He started the "Gould Golfers" where he enjoyed not only the golf, but the camaraderie of the group and the weekly "matching cards" with Fred. He was a member of the Manitoba Club where he served a term as President.
With their usual sense of adventure, in 1996, Fred and Donna moved to Tennessee where he again built up a large practice in the Chattanooga area.
He attained his certification as a medical director and was the medical director of the Soddy Daisy Health Care and Rehabilitation Center for fourteen years.
Upon retirement in 2014, Fred and Donna moved to Palm Desert, CA to the desert he loved. Fred and Donna loved to travel and, along with the family, celebrated significant milestones in Europe and North America. A highlight of their travels was their post retirement "Round The World" trip. Last fall they spent three weeks in India and had planned a trip with family to celebrate their 60th anniversary when it was thwarted by his medical diagnosis.
More than anything as a dedicated family man, Fred loved his soul mate, Donna, and his three children and their spouses, Dickson (Judy) Gould of Winnipeg, Dr. Lisa Gould (Dr. Richard Leicht) of Winnipeg and Jason Gould (Sarah Eyton) of Toronto. Adored for his wit and wisdom, he was the beloved grandfather of William (Ashley) Gould, Richard (Angelina Constantine), David Gould, Stefan Leicht, Anthony Leicht, Bronwyn Gould and Rory Gould and great-grandchildren, Stanley and Fredrick Gould. He is survived by his brother, Reverend Earl (Joyce) Gould of Winnipeg; brother-in-law, Dick (Ivy) Heapy of Oak River, MB; and sister-in-law, Shirley Codd of Winnipeg and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Doreen Gould; and brother, Dr. Donald Gould.
A celebration to honour Fred's life will be held at Westworth United Church, 1750 Grosvenor Ave., Winnipeg on Tuesday, June 26th at 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Fred's memory to CNIB at http://www.cnib.ca or Special Olympics Canada at http://www.specialolympics.ca.
DR. LALIA ANGELA JOHNSTON
It is with great sadness that we express the loss of Dr. Lalia Angela Johnston.
She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in Halifax, Nova Scotia on the evening of June 11, 2018 at the age of 82.
Lalia was named after her grandmothers - Lalia May Dauphinee and Susan Angela Cecelia Morash. She was known to many as either Sisser, or Duff as her name was often a challenge for some to pronounce. She was born at home in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia on April 6, 1936 to proud parents, Gertrude and Wesley Dauphinee. She remained a loving sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, great-aunt and friend. She was the sister of the late Charles Dauphinee and survived by her sisters, Joyce Boland, Eileen Irwin and her husband, Artie, and her sister-in-law, Sharyn Dauphinee. Lalia was the loving wife of the recently deceased, Dr. Dennis Johnston. They were married on September 3, 1960 spending nearly 60 years together.
She grew up being an enthusiastic athlete with a particular love of swimming, tennis, skating and baseball. She was also an accomplished violinist. Above all else, Lalia was known for her love of fashion. Whether she was going to a lavish event or hanging around at home, she was always dressed to the nines. She was bold and elegant with her fashion choices which was a reflection of her personality. It should come as no surprise that her hair and nails were perfectly polished for her grand entrance into Heaven.
Lalia was an active member in student affairs at Greenvale Dartmouth High School. She was the President of the Students' Council, Editor of the Spectator Yearbook and Glee Club. She was awarded the IODE Scholarship to Dalhousie at her graduation. At the age of 17, Lalia started her Bachelor of Science at Dalhousie University where she later met her husband Denny.
Denny had convinced her to apply for Medical school and in her last year, she applied and was accepted. In 1956 she became one of four women in the class with over 80 men. She graduated from Dalhousie Medical School in 1962, receiving the Dr. R.O. Jones Award for "Distinction in Psychiatry" at the graduation ceremony. She was a true trailblazer, completing medical school and going on to practice at the Nova Scotia Hospital for her entire career.
Another major accomplishment of hers was being a wonderful mother to Dennis, Stephen and Susan while working full time, a rarity in her day. She was an active participant in the Junior League and an active member of the First Baptist Church, becoming its first female Deacon in 1976. She was also a world-traveling skier for as long as she could be.
Lalia loved to travel with Denny and they had many exciting adventures around the world well into her 70's. She took her diagnosis of Parkinson's in stride and tackled it with her usual tenacity with which we are all familiar.
As Lalia's Parkinson's progressed, it became more difficult for her to travel with Denny and she would often express how much she missed him while he was away. When Denny took a turn for the worse in Barbados earlier this year, she got ready to see him at the hospital as if she were getting ready for their first date. Denny was Lalia's first true love and after his death she said she was unsure of how she would go on without him. Ironically, Denny died four months to the day before Lalia. The immeasurable love that they shared is truly admirable and we can all find peace in knowing that their souls are once again connected in harmony. Denny and Lalia will be not only be missed individually but will be missed as a whole.
Lalia handled aging with grace and dignity and enjoyed life until the end.
She was an incredibly strong and resilient woman but was also a kind and thoughtful person with a generous heart. Lalia was so proud of her family and she enjoyed watching her children grow up to become accomplished adults, knowing that they were an extension of her. She was known to protect them at any cost. Lalia's loyalty was deeply felt by those close to her. Her determination to stay connected to those she loved was uncanny.
She recently advanced her technological capabilities so she could FaceTime with her friends and family on a regular basis on her iPad.
Lalia will be deeply missed by her sons, Dennis and Stephen; and her daughter, Susan; daughters-in-law, Monica and Rebecca; grandsons, Jack, Scott, Spencer and Austin; her step-granddaughter, Melanie and her husband, Travis and their children, Aidan and Liam.
A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, June 26th at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church located at 1300 Oxford Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
A reception will follow in the church parlor. If you wish, donations may be made to Parkinson's Society. Please send any wishes or condolences to the Johnston family to the following email address - email@example.com.
CONSTANCE MAY KURTENBACH
Died at the home she shared with her beloved husband, Francois Brassard, in the very early hours of June 17, 2018. Connie lived a full life and she is survived by many family and friends who loved her very much including, her brothers, Leo (99), Joey (88), Eddie (86); and her sister, Loyola Cleland (84); as well as her daughter, Marylou Caden and John Szpik and their two sons, Michael and Daniel.
She was raised in Saskatchewan, educated in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Ontario, and finally retired with her husband, Francois, to Vancouver Island from 1986 to the present. Connie loved all the arts, especially painting, music and writing, as well as the wonders of gardening in this lush land. Together with her husband, Connie belonged to The National Organization of Married Catholic Priests. She was an accomplished author, supported community health as a member of GROW, and volunteered with the Esquimalt Arts Council. Connie was a gifted counsellor and made a great impact on those she touched.
A celebration of life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, Connie suggested making a donation to BCSPCA.
On June 18, 2018.
Predeceased by parents, Mahase and Sooganie Lalla of Dow Village, California, Trinidad.
Mother of Sarran "Prakash" Bhola (Marie Lépinay); Grandmother to Sara (Johnathon), Isabelle; Great-grandmother to Francis and Gabrielle; sister to Dassie, Manbass, Dr. Roopnarine, Krishnarine, Sumintra, Satnarine, Hari, Chaitnarine, Savitri, Shanti, Drupatie (deceased) and Jainarine (deceased); sister-in-law to their loved spouses; aunt to their many children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; cousin to her parents' nephews and nieces.
Rajdai studied at the Archibald Institute (Trinidad), graduate nurse (England) and worked in Trinidad, Toronto General Hospital, Nursing Director at Central Park Lodge (Kitchener, ON), Head Nurse at Indigenous Nursing Stations in Northern Manitoba (Berens River, Cross Lake, Sandy Bay).
Completed BA (Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University), Masters in Psychology (Adler Institute, Chicago) and worked for many years in family counselling.
Celebration of life will be at Kane Fetterly Funeral Home, 5301 Boul.
Décarie (corner Isabella), Montréal, QC on July 1, 2018 at 2:00pm.
Family will recieve condolences one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oncology Dept, Jewish General Hospital.
Condolences may be sent to http://www.kanefetterly.com or RajLallamemorial@gmail.com
GEORGE EDWARD LITTLE
March 9, 1924 - Regina, Saskatchewan June 18, 2018 - Calgary, Alberta
George Edward Little, beloved son, brother, husband for 66 years, father of five, grandfather to seven, great-grandfather to three, friend and colleague passed away Monday, June 18, 2018 in Calgary, AB.
George was the eldest child born March 9, 1924 to the late Charles and Selina Little of Regina, Saskatchewan. He grew up in Regina and went off to study Engineering at Queen's University for a year before volunteering with the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion in World War II in 1942. He served overseas and was in Belgium at wars end. Returning to Canada in 1945, he attained entry to the University of Toronto receiving a B.A. in 1948, then his L.L.B. at the University of British Columbia in 1951 where he met his wife Dorothy. They married in 1952 in Victoria, BC. He joined the BC Bar in 1952 and joined the Alberta Bar in 1953 when he and Dorothy moved to Calgary, their home for the next 65 years.
In his professional life he was employed with several oil companies as legal counsel and retired in 1990 as Vice-President and Corporate Secretary of PanCanadian Petroleum. He was awarded the Canadian Petroleum Association's Award of Merit and was Chairman of the CPA Saskatchewan Division. He served as Chairman of Syncrude Legal Committee and was an Executive Member of the Canadian Petroleum Law Foundation.
In his private life he served as a 30-year Executive Member of the Alberta Arthritis Society as well as President; a member of the Western Orthopedic and Arthritis Research Foundation; an elected member of the University of Calgary Senate and Chairman of the U of C. McLaren Library Club; an elder, trustee and teen group leader at Riverview United Church; and a driver for the Honens Piano Competition. As an active member of The Glencoe Club and The Glencoe Golf & Country Club, he enjoyed many years of swimming, badminton, tennis and golf with family and buddies into his late-80s.
George was a loving and fearless man who accepted what life served up and revelled in the occasional adventure, including a camel ride in Dubai desert, back-country skiing in Jasper National Park Ramparts and white-water rafting on the Zimbabwe Zambezi River. He travelled to over twenty countries with Dorothy. His greatest enjoyment was time spent with family, particularly activities with his children and grandchildren swimming, hiking, skiing and playing games at Terra Vista, family cabin in the Windermere valley. He loved them all unconditionally and encouraged all to work hard, reach their potential, respect one another and enjoy the arts.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; children, Sharon (Dan) Dowdall of Toronto and Ken (Lisa) Little, Cathy Little, Alison Loewen, Nancy Helledie of Calgary; grandchildren, Mike (Loudes) Dowdall of Toronto, Katie (Steve) Taylor of Ottawa, Charlie (Christine) Loewen of Edmonton, Alex (Kim) of Vancouver, Charlotte and Maja Helledie of Copenhagen and Jenny Little of Victoria; and great-grandchildren, Ender and Io Dowdall of Toronto and Edward Taylor of Ottawa; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Harvey and David; and sister, Shirley Fowler; and his nephew, Jimmy Little.
A celebration will be held at The Glencoe Club (636 29 Ave. SW., Calgary, AB) on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome. In memory of George, who was a man of service in the community throughout his life, you are encouraged to carry out an act of kindness to someone in need.
Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of George Edward, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.
JOHN MARSHALL LIND
John passed away peacefully at his home in Campbellville, Ontario on Monday, June 18, 2018 at the age of 82. John was the son of the late John S. Lind and Margaret (McHugh). His memory will be cherished forever by his children, Dana (Bradley Manning), Toni (Steve Bradley), John "Jay" (Jillian) and Erica (Brad Mohr); as well as his grandchildren, Amanda (Sean), Brendon (Aysha), John (Alex), Mackenzie, Marshal, Ryan and Matthew; and great-grandchildren, Noah, Louis and Ella. He will always be remembered by his sisters, Mike, Jane (John Eidt) and Ann.
A man who lived life to the fullest, John could often be found fly fishing, driving antique cars, flying his plane or duck hunting with his retrievers. He was a fundamental part of the success of the St.
Marys Cement Company, having taken the reins from his father and grandfather before him. John, being a very community minded man, was actively involved with many charitable organizations including the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Ontario Hospital Association.
He was an integral part in founding and building the Kensington Foundation.
All who knew and loved John will feel a tremendous sense of loss, but also a tremendous sense of gratitude for the life he shared. The family would like to say a very special thank you to all the caregiving "angels" who tirelessly worked around the clock to ensure John had the very best quality of care.
A Memorial Service will be conducted at St. James Anglican Church, 65 Church St. S. St. Marys Ontario, on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. A celebration will follow at the St. Marys Golf and Country Club, 769 Queen St. E., St. Marys. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation, The Kensington Foundation, St.
James Anglican Church in St.
Marys or a charity of choice.
Arrangements entrusted to the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, St. Marys (519-284-2820) with online condolences at http://www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.
DAILIS MELNBARDIS "Dale"
August 28, 1931 June 18, 2018
It is with sadness and loss that we announce the passing of Dailis (Dale) Melnbardis, our father, grandfather, uncle and granduncle, in Val-d'Or, Quebec on June 18, 2018.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, June (née Rose), as well as by his children Linda, Robert and Lisa; grandchildren, Dailis, Melisa, Melody, Ann and Tristan; nephews, Ivars (Dennis) and Brant, nieces Pamela and Valerie; grand-nephews Raymond, Aidan and Alex; grand-niece, Stephanie; sister-in-law, Kathy and brotherin-law, Francis.
He was predeceased by his father, Janis; mother, Zelma (née Esterlins); sister, Smuidra; and three brothers: Janis and late wife, Valda (née Purins); Dzintars and late, wife Aina (née Saulitis); and Ivars; as well as his mother's sister, Milija; and his sister-in-law, Gail.
Dailis was born in Madliena, Latvia. When he was just 13, the family fled the second Soviet occupation of Latvia in 1944, along with thousands of other refugees.
After five years in German, UN and WHO refugee camps, the family immigrated to Canada in 1949. Eventually establishing in Val-d'Or, in northwestern Quebec, he met June Rose at the sales counter of the local Eaton's outlet in the spring of 1955. They married within a year.
He worked as an assayer in the local mining industry, becoming proprietor of Bourlamaque Assay Labs, an analytical laboratory serving the Canadian mining exploration and development sector. As a longstanding local employer and business innovator, an avid golfer and curler, he will be dearly missed by family and friends, and by many acquaintances in the domestic and international mining industry.
A memorial and celebration of his life will be held at a later date. To convey condolences, please visit http://www.maisonsfunerairesblais.com.
EMILY ANN LENORE MULDER (nee Norris)
In her 96th year, passed away peacefully on June 20, 2018 with family by her side. Born September 4, 1922 at Toronto General Hospital, lived the majority of her life in Toronto.
Enlisted with the RCAF (WD) 19421945 and worked as an RNA at Sick Kids Hospital in the 1960s. Foster mother to many children and was a lifetime member of the Toronto Children's Aid Society.
Loving mother of daughters, Berit (Bill), Nina, Eva and Kimberley (Tom). Loving mother of sons, Karl and Gary. Survived by her sister, Louise; grandchildren, Nina, Adrian, Erik and Karl; and great-grandchildren, Erik, Sverre, Cameron and Bennett; foster mother to special daughters, Tammy and Sara. Predeceased by brothers, George and Tom. Emily Ann will be sadly missed and forever loved by all.
The family would like to thank and express our appreciation to Dr.
Hannah and all of the wonderful staff members at Extendicare Oshawa. Memorial Service will be held at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. E., Agincourt (east of Kennedy) on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 1 p.m., with Visitation one hour prior.
MIRIA M JEAN NIXON (nee Loheed)
March 22, 1924 June 18, 2018
Miriam was born and raised in Toronto. She received her public education at Forest Hill Village School, and the University of Toronto (University College). In May 1943 she joined the Women's Royal Canadian Navy Service (WRENS), where she was trained as a Wireless Telegrapher SO.
She spent the remainder of the war monitoring German coded messages to their U-boats, and occasionally outgoing messages.
She vividly recalled and told the story many times about the night a U-boat was detected in the St.
Lawrence River on her watch.
In October of 1945 she was honourably discharged from the Navy to attend the University of Toronto. After graduation with a B.A. Miriam had a career in the fashion industry and in 1948 she married John Ridgeway (Hank) Nixon. John predeceased her in November, 2007. She is survived by their four children, Brad (Carol) of Toronto and Niagara on the Lake, Craig (Shirley) of Calgary, Kerri (Graham Sant) of Bath, England and Niagara-on-theLake, and Kathy (Garth Stapon) of Hamilton; grandchildren, Leslie, Lauren, Kristen, Sean, Claire, Brenna, Kenneth and Meredith; and great-grandchildren, Willa, Dechlan and Ainsley. Her brother, Gordon of Unionville, Ontario predeceased her in January of 2007. She is fondly remembered by his children, Stewart, David (Ursula) and Mardi.
John and Miriam raised their family in Don Mills and in 1970 the family moved to Winnipeg where Miriam lived until October 2009 when she moved to Niagara-onthe-Lake. Throughout her life Miriam was an avid volunteer in many organizations in Toronto and Winnipeg. In Toronto her volunteer activities included the United Church Women (Life Member) and the Canadian Association in Support of the Native Peoples. In Winnipeg she was a volunteer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, United Way of Winnipeg and St. Andrews River Heights United Church. At the age of 52 in 1976 she joined the staff of the United Way of Winnipeg for ten years, following that she worked for the Canadian Mental Health Association and retired in 1994. On arrival in Niagaraon-the-Lake, Miriam joined Grace United Church and was an active member.
Miriam will always be remembered for her many valued friendships, her significant contribution to the community and as a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Special thanks to Irene and Helen of LHIN Home and Community Care, and the staff at Hospice Niagara.
Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to your local United Way, Hospice Niagara or the charity of your choice.
A memorial service will be held Saturday June 23, 2018, 1.00 p.m.
at Grace United Church, Niagaraon-the-Lake.
ROBERT KEITH PHILP
Rob died on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Providence Care in Kingston. Born in Toronto, Rob was the beloved husband of Mary Jane (Thurlow); cherished father of Jamie (Laura) and Jonathan (Brynn); and dear brother of Mona Boyes (Lou). Rob's parents were Eileen Young of Nottingham, England and Robert Hill Law Philp of Glasgow, Scotland; his stepfather was Mark Boyes.
How to describe a guy like Rob (known in earlier years as Bob, and fondly by those who couldn't keep it straight, as Ob)? Perhaps in the words of one of his oft repeated comments: anything worth doing is worth overdoing.
He especially loved cycling: mountain biking, road riding, cycle touring - and he did them all well. His keen eye and artistic hand produced many wonderful sketches from his travels with MJ - or an interesting building in his adopted city of Kingston. Rob could build - or fix - anything; the family homes in Toronto, Bracebridge and Kingston are testaments to his creativity and workmanship, as is the beautiful cedar strip canoe, handmade in Toronto and enjoyed on many camping trips.
Rob was a graduate of Ryerson University. He worked with architecture firms and development companies in Toronto before moving to Muskoka with his family where he became a successful and highly respected realtor. Rob gave time to his community through volunteer work with Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity and refugee resettlement efforts. He was always ready to help others.
He had a wicked sense of humour.
Before the crushing diagnosis last fall, Rob mountain biked in Colorado and Utah with his sons.
They all had the time of their lives.
If you would like to donate in Rob's memory, please consider Kidney Cancer Canada (kidneycancercanada.ca).
Currently, all donations are being matched by another organization.
PROFESSOR AZIZUR RAHMAN
Suddenly passed away on June 16, 2018 in St. John's, NF, surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband to Alta for 55 years and loving father to Diana (Kevin) of San Francisco, Proton (Tanis Adey) of St. John's, NF, and Adam (Corrine) of London, ON. The joys of his life were his grandchildren, Ryan, Brooke, Isabella, Jasmine, Xavier, Arissa and Asher. Fondly known as "Aziz", he had a magnanimous and generous spirit that livened any room he entered. His energy, intellect and determination were all admired.
Dr. Rahman was born in Santahar, Bangladesh on January 9, 1941 and came to Canada as a Commonwealth Scholar to study electric engineering at the University of Toronto. Over the next 54 years, he made substantial contributions to the field of engineering as a leader, teacher, researcher and inventor, and published over 700 papers, he had 11 patents, and co-authored multiple books. He was a pioneer of modern electric motors and machines used in various industrial applications.
Amongst his accomplishments, Dr Rahman is best known for developing the world's first selfstart, high efficiency, Interior Permanent Magnet (IPM) motor, which enabled Toyota to launch the world's first mass-produced hybrid vehicle, the "Prius".
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, National Academy of Sciences and received many technical and teaching awards from all societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), GE and others. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, Institute of Engineering in Canada, UK and Bangladesh. He was a proud Canadian who never forgot his humble roots. He always made time for his students, near and far, to help them advance.
DR. LINDA KATHLEEN PANARO
MDCM (McGill '85) MHSc (Toronto '88) FRCPC
March 24, 1960 - June 20, 2018
Dr. Linda Panaro embraced life fully. Her untimely death, although not unexpected, was sudden at age 58 at the Ottawa Civic Hospital (Neuro ACU).
Forever loved by husband, Roman Tykajlo; mother, Doreen; and siblings, Mary (Graham), Dan (Carol) and Jim. Predeceased by father, Raphael. Mourned by nieces (Joclyn, Jaclyn); grand-niece, Charlotte; nephews, (Tyler, Justin); and countless friends; professional colleagues and admirers.
Not surprisingly, the precocious 8-year old who dissected squirrels, frogs and fish in Pincourt, QC, blossomed into a surgical resident at McGill University.
Describing her as multidimensional is an understatement. Linda "collected experiences like beads on a necklace", was a voracious reader, creative stitcher, astute animal tracker, avid gardener, feng shui master, zumba practitioner, lover of nature, animals, history, Chinese culture, poetry, haiku, theatre, ballet, football, opera, Shakespeare, and stand-up comedy to name just a few. She could as easily mimic Monty Python as quote passages from obscure 15th century texts.
Linda approached the challenge of her ALS diagnosis with the same clinical rigour that she applied throughout her accomplished career which included positions as Associate Medical Officer of Health in Kingston and in Durham Regions; Program Director, Canadian Field Epidemiology Program, Health Canada (People Management Merit Award 2005); and Public Health Medical Advisor, Correctional Services Canada (Commissioner's Commendation Award 2015, since renamed "Dr Linda Panaro Commissioner's Commendation Award").
She soared in supervising field epidemiologists investigating the largest, deadliest and most perplexing outbreaks in Canada. Also, as assistant professor at the Universities of Toronto and Ottawa and at Queens University, Linda was an inspiring teacher and mentor to cohorts of physician epidemiologists, residents and graduate students.
Linda's life objective was to "die wise" and she continually queried how her ALS journey might contribute to that goal. She reminded us that "sometimes things happen in our lives which no one can explain." Typical of her inquiring yet spiritual mind, she added "This must be a cosmic koan: why a woman whose whole life was about independence and internal locus of control gets an illness that forces dependency. Dependency, maybe.
Linda - "epidoc", ALS outlier, our indomitable force of nature and epitome of "best friend" - fought fiercely and successfully to stay independent. She did not lose the "essence of Linda". She continues to inspire us with her strength, dignity, grace, and humour in the face of life's unfair twist of fate.
A Celebration of Life - and Linda was adamant that this be a celebration - will be held in the Sacred Space at the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Ave., Ottawa, ON K1L 8A6 on Friday July 13, 2018. Visitation 1-3 p.m. with Celebration of Life Service at 3 p.m., followed by reception.
As if Linda had planned it, the Company of Fools will be performing Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at 7 p.m. following the reception on the grounds of Beechwood Cemetery. In tribute to Linda, we encourage everyone to join family and friends in enjoying the performance (admission by pass the hat pay-what-you-will donation: (fools.ca). "Bring a lawn chair or blanket, bug spray, picnic and your sense of humour."
Per Linda's request, in lieu of flowers please consider donations to ALS Canada, Crohn's and Colitis Canada, Hospice Care Ottawa, or a charity of your choice.
DONNA MARIE ROBERTSON
Donna Marie Robertson (nee Young), age 85, of St. Catharines, ON, sadly passed away on June 13, 2018 at the Burloak Long Term Care Home in Burlington, ON after a year-long illness. Her loving husband of nearly 40 years, Henry Keith Robertson, passed away in 2000. She has two surviving sons, Donald (Lynn) and Bruce (Cee Cee); as well as her six beloved grandchildren, John, Matthew, Tory, Scott, Coco, and William.
Donna was predeceased by her older sister, Leona Riess (nee Young); with surviving nephews, Rick and Robert.
Donna was born in Winnipeg, MB on November 18, 1932. After her marriage in 1961, she and Keith moved to Montreal, QC to raise their family. She was active with the Montreal General Hospital volunteer auxiliary, The Royal Montreal Golf Club, and her boys' school, Lower Canada College. She prided herself in never missing one of her sons' many hockey games, and her enthusiastic "Let's Go LCC" cheer could be heard throughout the rink.
After moving to St. Catharines in 1989, she was very active with committees and the board of the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club. She was an avid golfer who continued to play well into her later years. Donna was also active with St. Thomas' Anglican Church. She resided at The Royal Henley Retirement Community, being actively involved with their seniors' programs. Donna was a devoted mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed. Special acknowledgment is made to Foster Carter as a longtime friend, travel companion and supporter.
A sincere thank you is made to the staff at Burloak Long Term Care Home for their kind and compassionate treatment of her in the final months.
At Donna's request, she has been cremated and will be laid to rest next to her husband Keith, in a private family ceremony in the columbarium at St. Thomas' Anglican Church in St. Catharines.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Donna's name to her favorite charities, The Canadian Cancer Society and the Alzheimer Society of Canada.
DIANA EILEEN SAVAGE (nee Bion)
November 15, 1940 June 16, 2018
We are brokenhearted to say that our beloved Mum, Diana Eileen Savage (Bion), died on Saturday, June 16, 2018, with Margot and Elizabeth at her side. Mum died with as much poise, conversation, courage, humour and pragmatism as she lived. A 5th generation Montrealer, born in 1940, Mum grew up in Westmount, an alumni of Miss Edgars and Miss Cramps School, Ecole Lemania, Luasanne, Switzerland and MCGill University. In 1970, Mum with her then husband (Robert) came "Out West" to Calgary to make our home. Mum was forever grateful for the Western hospitality of dear friends who welcomed us.
Eternally curious and a voracious reader, Mum took great pride in being informed of the "news" - political, economic and sport.
Ever capable and committed as a School Teacher, lifelong tennis player, gardener, Glencoe Club figure skating committee volunteer, chuckwagon supporter, active Christ Church member, and regular runner.
It was her role as Mother and Grandmother though, that she took on as most important. Her greatest joy was raising her children and grandchildren. With the strength and faith to "rise above" challenges we may never have known, she ferociously took on ovarian cancer like a Mama Bear protecting her cubs. We were inspired by your enthusiasm, entertained by your wit and are forever grateful for the lives you gave us.
Sincere thanks to our cherished friends, Dr. Glaze, Agape Hospice and the 8am Christ Church group.
She is survived by her sister, Barbara Cassidy of Parksville, B.C.; daughters, Elizabeth Bion (Jeff Narver) of Vancouver and Margot Bion Mason (Tim Mason) of Orlando, Florida; and grandchildren (Grace, Gabriella and Scarlett) also of Orlando, Florida.
Prayers and remembrance will take place at Christ Church Calgary at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 24.
REVEREND DR. MILLARD KENT SCHUMAKER
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of The Rev. Dr. Millard Kent Schumaker on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 with his family by his side at the Waterford after a battle with cancer.
Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Ann (nee McKnight).
Survived by his children, Robin (Judy), Alix (Ross), Albert (Melanie), Kate (Tim); and grandchildren, Matthew, Carol, Katie, Andrew, Keiran and Teagan, Liam, Ciara; and his brother, Ward.
Predeceased by his parents, Viola and Lester Schumaker, brothers, Rand and Roger.
Millard's family would like to thank the Staff at the Waterford and team from St.
Elizabeth, Drs. Kain and Luka, and all the Palliative Care Team. In keeping with Millard's wishes, a private graveside service will be held with The Venerable Michael Caswell officiating. A memorial Service will be held at Chalmers United Church, 212 Barrie St. on Tuesday, June 26 at 2 p.m.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Chalmers United Church (for Martha's Table) would be appreciated by the family.
KENNETH FENWICK STEWART
Kenneth (Ken) Stewart of Ottawa-and formerly London, Kingston and Toronto, Ontario passed away peacefully on June 19, 2018.
Ken died as he lived: when he was good and ready. Despite living with Parkinson's Disease for more than three decades, Ken's love of family, Canadian history and rural traditions endured. Born in London, Ontario in 1941 to Verna Allyson (Walker) and Harvey Adam Stewart, Ken spent many enjoyable summers with his extended family in his much-beloved Huron County. He graduated from Queen's University with both a BA (Arts '65) and an MA ('72) in Canadian History.
He spent more than 30 years sharing his wit, eloquence and love of history with generations of high school students-first in Kingston, and then in Scarborough, Ontario.
His love of and memory for even the most prosaic details of our nation's history remain unparalleled. Ken showed his affection and priorities through action. He spent many years working as a church warden and lay reader at St. Columba and All Hallows Anglican Church in Toronto. He was a skilled photographer, made truly exceptional maple syrup and could fell a tree within a centimeter of where he wanted it to land.
Ken leaves behind his beloved wife, Susan (Brown); his children, Edward (Victoria), Christena (Daryl), and Sarah (Lance); and his grandsons, Fionn, Malcolm, and Sidney.
He is survived by his cherished sisters, Nancy and Mary (Ray); and sister-in-law, Wendy; as well as his dear nieces, nephews, and their children.
The family would like to thank the wonderful and caring staff at the Perley-Rideau Veterans' Health Centre, and the dedicated nurses and doctors on the 5th floor of the Ottawa Hospital-General Campus. The family's deep appreciation also goes to the Movement Disorders Clinics at the Toronto Western Hospital and the Ottawa Hospital-Civic Campus.
Visitation will be held in Ottawa at the Westboro chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Rd (at Roosevelt Ave.) on Sunday, June 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Memorial service will take place on Monday, June 25 at 1:00 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Church, Westboro at the corner of Churchill Ave.
and Richmond Road. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Parkinson Canada, whose support for families living with Parkinson's disease has been invaluable. Condolences, tributes and donations may be made at http://www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com.
FRANK CHARLES STRICKLAND
Passed away at his home on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at the age of 94. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Olive Pauline.
Loving and devoted father of Stephanie (David Sebben) and Joanne (Kevin Doiron).
Cherished Papa of Alexandra and David Sebben and Sarah Doiron. Predeceased by his brothers, Len and Jimmy and sisters, Kitty and Dorothy.
Sadly missed by his dear sisters-in-law, Carole Stephens (Derek) and Marcia Bangma (Art) and his many nephews and nieces.
Frank was born February 24, 1924 in Tottenham, England.
He was a technician with the Royal Air Force during WWII.
Frank retired as CEO of Wilson Display Ltd. One of the great joys of his life was being a Rotarian of the Rotary Club of Toronto since 1966.
We are deeply indebted to Dr. Hamrahi, nurse Nadia, all of the staff of the Dorothy Ley Hospice care team, the Local Health Network (Frances), and his personal support workers, Joseph, Kwasi and Stephen.
A private family service will take place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Dorothy Ley Hospice or to the Rotary Club of Toronto Phil Fund would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made through wardfuneralhome.com.
October 10, 1934
June 19, 2018
Malcolm Telford died on June 19 after a brief illness. He was 83. He was married to Sally, the love of his life through 61 years. He also leaves his two children Hamish and Amanda, of whom he was so proud, his three grandchildren (Phil, Kate, and Ewan), his sonin-law Alex and daughter-inlaw Vicki. He is survived by his brother, Alastair.
Malcolm was born in England and moved to Canada when he was just 22 years old with his even younger bride. He obtained a Bsc and a PhD from McGill, while Sally worked at the university registrar's office. He was hired by the University of Toronto, where he taught invertebrate zoology for 28 years. While he enjoyed his research, he took special pride in mentoring keen graduate students.
In retirement, he puttered with Sally at their beloved farm near Bancroft, dabbled in the antique business, painted, tended his flowers and vegetables, did lots of birding, and published a book of non-fiction stories. He was working on a second book about the strange ways esoteric animals have sex. Malcolm was a man with indefatigable energy, a brilliant mind, and a wonderful imagination. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and students.
Condolences received at http://www.MacCoubrey.com.
ELENA TILATTI (nee Lant)
January 12, 1928 - June 20, 2018
Elena died peacefully in her sleep at Mackenzie Health. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. She will be deeply missed by her son, Louis (Dana); her grandsons, Michael (Liz) and Alexander; her greatgrandson, Leo; her nieces, Rina, Maria, Danila, Rosana; nephew, Onelio; and their families in Bertiolo, Italy. Elena will be fondly remembered by all of her family and friends in Canada and Italy.
Visitation will be held at the R.S.
Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge St. (at Goulding, south of Steeles) on Friday, June 22nd from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, 191 Wade Gate, Thornhill, on Saturday, June 23rd at 10 a.m. Entombment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mackenzie Health Foundation. The family would like to thank Dr. Allan Brown, Dr. Guy Tobias and the nursing staff at Mackenzie Health and her caregivers Maureen and Elaine.
R.S. Kane 416-221-1159
SRN, QIDNS, MW, HN, ORA, CISD, SM (nee Watson)
May 30, 2018
With deep sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Janet Tingle in her 87th year. Janet was born in Gorebridge, Scotland and moved to Coventry, England, just before WWII. She studied nursing in England and practiced as a district nurse and midwife in Coventry for many years before marrying Stanley Tingle and immigrating to Canada in 1957.
She worked as an operating room nurse at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Toronto, before becoming a psychiatric nurse, in 1972, at Thistletown Youth Centre (Syl Apps Campus) in Oakville.
Outside of work Jan had many interests from competitive tennis and badminton (President of Oakville's Wallace Park Tennis Club), to Community Theatre, choreographing and directing several musicals and cabarets to volunteering as a counsellor at Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House (Oakville) After retiring in 1997, she sailed south with Stanley on their yacht, "Twosome", to Florida, the Bahamas and beyond.
Every summer they ventured out onto Lake Ontario for their annual trip on the boat.
She is survived by Warren, his wife, Cheryl and their daughter, Samantha; Christopher, his wife, Joanne, and their two boys, Spencer and Quinten; Mark, his wife, Lesley; and Michael, his wife, Suzanne, and their two children, Jeremy and Jacqueline.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House.
GORDON F. CHEESBROUGH October 8, 1952 -June 23, 2010
A wonderful man who lived a life that was full and rich and left us much too soon.
Adored by his wife, his family, and his friends and respected by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
DAWN GLORIA DOUGALL
September 8, 1932 June 24, 2016
"Her Art Lives On" Willie
ERIC WILLIAM HOLMES
December 26, 1947 - June 27, 2014
Of tender Heart and generous Spirit. Always loved and cherished, Linda
MARTIN JEFFREY STEINBACH P h . D.
October 23, 1941 June 24, 2017
Missing you every day.
Loving you always.
Rosanne and Wendy