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Saturday, February 9, 2019 – Page B18


Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on February 3, 2019.

He was in his 86th year, and had been living with cancer for the past year.

Beloved husband for 59 years of Janis, dear father to Melanie (Graham) of Ottawa and David (Kathryn) of Mississauga, and wonderful grandpa to Zachary, William, Georgia and Samuel.

Doug was a physician, humanist, peace activist, environmentalist, sailor, canoe camper, traveller, piano player, baker par excellence, fixer-of-all things, inveterate community volunteer, and compassionate and kind friend to many at home and in various parts of the world.

Always unassuming, open minded and curious, Doug had a knack of striking up meaningful conversations with people wherever he went, and a number of these encounters led to life long friendships. He enjoyed nothing better than to engage his friends in discussions on current affairs, nuclear disarmament, global health, or human rights. He shared amusing family lore, recounting various hi-jinx with a twinkle in his eye.

After graduating from University of Toronto's Medical school in 1956, Doug had a fulfilling career first as a general practitioner in Lorne Park, then for 42 years as a Radiologist at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto where he enjoyed the opportunity to work with radiologists visiting from other countries. He worked closely with Dr. Gu Lai Lai from Shanghai on a top prize (Caffey Award) winning paper on air intussusception which introduced this safe procedure to North America. Early in his career he took his young family on a twoyear assignment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where he helped establish the radiology department at the University of Malaya. Volunteering his medical services in remote interior aboriginal communities, and climbing high up into the jungle canopy on flimsy aluminum ladders were memorable highlights.

Many more off-the beaten-path international adventures were to follow.

Doug was a committed nuclear weapons abolitionist with deep roots in Physicians for Global Survival, the Canadian affiliate of International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, both groups recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize, and was an active member of a number of other disarmament focused peace organizations. In the community he volunteered his time generously, including for the Unitarian Congregation of Mississauga's Refugee Support Committee. Thinking globally and acting locally was part of who he was.

A celebration of Doug's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 22nd,at the Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga, 84 South Service Road.

In lieu of flowers, Doug requested donations to Physicians for Global Survival ( 30 Cleary Ave. Ottawa, ON K2A 4A1 - no tax receipt) or Canadian Physicians for Research and Education in Peace ( 30 Cleary Ave. Ottawa K2A 4A1 - tax receipt). Condolences can be offered online at J.


September 21, 1931 February 1, 2019 Chris passed away peacefully and lovingly in the arms of his daughter and with a granddaughter by his side. Born and raised in Toronto, he followed in his beloved uncle's footsteps to work at the investment firm, Cassels Blaikie. Despite his insistence that his daughters not write about his many business successes, he will be remembered as the youngest Chairman of the Toronto Stock Exchange, a dedicated board member of many corporations, schools, universities, and nonprofits, and as the able leader of Cassels Blaikie for close to 50 years. More important to him, however, was the love he had for his family.

He was a voracious reader and wished everyone could feel the joy of getting lost in a book. Chris always found contentment in nature, surrounded by bird song and the soft glow of evening light.

The family he loved and leaves behind are his daughters, Cecil Barron Jensen and Claire Barron and his sons-in-law, Paul Jensen and Ed Sluga. His biggest treasures were his grandchildren, Claire, Carlisle, Grace, Jack, and Jodie. Grieving his loss is his loving companion of 14 years, Pam Purves. He also leaves behind Morag Dickie, his assistant and friend for 37 years. Chris was predeceased by his wife Janet.

He will be missed by his adored step-children, Lorna Denham and Michael, David MacDougall and Joanna, and Peter MacDougall; and his step-grandchildren, Maddy, Phoebe, Mike, Jamie, Matthew, and Christopher.

In his honour, we ask you to take a walk in the woods, if you have a dog by your side, all the better. Should you wish to make a gift instead, please make a donation in his name to the Nature Conservancy of Canada. A celebration of his life will be held at Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, on Monday, February 11 at 3:00 p.m.


After a long and courageous battle with congestive heart failure, Dr.

Joanna Blake, age 80, passed away peacefully on Thursday January 31, 2019 at Toronto General Hospital. Born on July 7, 1938 in Salem, Massachusetts, Joanna's intellect and empathy were her lifelong guiding lights. In 1960, she obtained her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College, making her part of what is widely viewed as the "most powerful women's alumnae network in the world."

In 1972, Joanna was awarded her doctoral degree in Developmental Psychology from the University of New York and became one of the very early members of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

In 1972, Joanna began her teaching career at York University where she taught until 2011. While Joanna published many academic works, including her book, Routes to Child Language, teaching was her true joy and passion. Over her 39 years at York, she supervised 18 successful doctoral candidates and was beloved by all her students, many of them stating that Dr. Blake was always there to guide them through periods of uncertainty and self-doubt.

Joanna is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Eugene, adoring children, Nicholas and Rebecca, loving daughter-inlaw, Kelly, and three grandsons, Jack, Ben and Charlie. She is predeceased by her three sisters, Susan, Emily and Martha and her wonderful son-in-law, Jamie.

No formal, public service is planned at this time. A Celebration of Life is planned for the spring.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Start2Finish's "Running and Reading" program.


Leslie Robert Bowman, 82, of London, ON, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 8, 2018 at St.

Joseph's Hospice.

Leslie was predeceased by his wife Aina Kibermanis and is survived by his partner Pauline Green and her daughter Tracey; sons Robert (Lisa), Andrew (Glorija) and grandchildren Avery, Mia, Julija and Erik.

Leslie was born in Whitewood, Saskatchewan on April 30, 1936.

Raised on a farm, he never forgot his rural roots while attending medical school at Queen's University. Graduating with the Class of 1962, he went on to complete his surgical training at the University of Toronto and practiced medicine at a number of hospitals in Ontario.

Leslie enjoyed studying history and science throughout his life and kept himself busy during his retirement travelling and visiting with his family. He will be remembered for his wisdom, compassion, laughter and wit along with his willingness to lend a hand to those who needed it.

A heartfelt thank you to the St. Joseph's Hospice for their compassion and professional care.

Funeral services have been held and were attended by his close family. Memorial donations can be made to St. Joseph's Hospice, 485 Windermere Rd, London, ON N5X 2T1.


September 2, 1942 February 6, 2019 After a long and valiant fight with her Alzheimer's, Pat passed away peacefully in the early morning of February 6, 2019 at the Villages of Tansley Woods, in Burlington, with family at her side. As per her wishes, cremation has taken place, and the family will host a celebration of her life at a date to be determined later this spring.

Pat was born in Arthur, Ontario, on September 2, 1942 daughter of, and predeceased by her parents, Garfield, and Isabel Benham (nee Fairbairn). The second youngest of five children, she is survived by her brother, Jack (Betsy) and her sisters, Eldora (Ray deceased), Peggy (Carl deceased), and Karen (Allan).

After attending public school and high school in Arthur, Pat graduated from Stratford Teachers College in 1962. She taught special education classes in Scarborough for several years. In January 1963, she met her husband Jim at a party in Scarborough she was hosting for a friend from Arthur.

Married on December 26, 1964, Pat and Jim enjoyed more than 54 years of a wonderful loving marriage, and were each other's best friend. In the fall of 1975, a son, Christopher, arrived, and quickly became Pat's partner in many adventures near and far.

After a few years of teaching, Pat an entrepreneur of the highest order, embarked on numerous different endeavours.

She built, opened and operated several retail stores, and then in the early 1990's, together with Jim and Aimee, built and operated a highly successful horse breeding operation, Glengate Farms, in Campbellville.

During her involvement in the horse breeding business, Pat delighted in telling people she was in "semen transportation" when asked, and then watching the reaction.

Highly creative, Pat was a successful potter, an enthusiastic gardener, and an active volunteer with galleries, and other charitable causes.

Pat is survived by her husband, Jim; her son, Chris (Hadia); grandsons, Cody and Liam. She will always be remembered by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. A special thanks is due her niece, Vici and sister-inlaw, Kathy, for their continuing devoted interest, and care during the years of her residency at Tansley Woods, not to mention the great "cookie" parties and visits from Garry and most particularly, Ray.

Pat's family would also like to acknowledge, and thank the very special staff at a very special place, the Villages of Tansley Woods, who provided tremendous day to day real care, and attention to Pat's needs.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Pat's name to the Alzheimer Society, or a charity of your choice would be most appreciated.

MacKinnon Family Funeral Home (519) 853-0350 or 1-877-421-9860 (toll free)


Pat passed away peacefully at her own home in Dundas on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the age of 90. Pat leaves behind her husband of 65 years Gordon, 4 children, 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Mom will always be remembered with love by her children Brian (Pat), Bruce (Annie), Jane Rowan (Patrick) and Sarah. She was a devoted Nanna to grandchildren Geoffrey (Lita), Blair (Rachel), Layla, Ben, Islay, Desi, Maeve, and greatgrandchildren Clara, Maxwell, Esme and Theodore.

She remembered every birthday and every anniversary with a card received in the mail handwritten in her exquisite and unmistakeable cursive penmanship.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents Howard and Grace (Kent) West, stepmother Marjorie West, and brothers John and Bill West.

She was born in Toronto on May 23, 1928. After their marriage on June 13, 1953, she and Gord raised their family in Hamilton before she returned to work as an Occupational Therapist at Henderson Hospital. Upon their retirement they moved to Dundas where she nurtured a large network of friends and extended family. She loved playing bridge, quilting, music and theatre. Pat and Gord enjoyed travelling, camping at Killarney, and visiting the family's 'Pond'. It gave her great joy to create hand-crafted gifts for the family she loved.

A private family service and burial has been held. If desired, donations in Pat's memory may be made to the Royal Botanical Gardens.

Condolences, memories and photos may be left at


Peacefully at home on January 28, 2019 at the age of 99. Beloved wife of the late Angelo Cozzi and of the late E. Geoffrey Tomkinson.

Beloved mother of the late Michael (Janet). Will be dearly missed by her sister Eleanor, niece Suzanne (the late Ljubo), nephew David (Kathryn) and great nieces Clare and Caitlin.

Margaret, a proud graduate of the University of Toronto and of OISE, was a teacher for many years with the TDSB. With an inquisitive mind, she was an avid reader who loved to travel and spend time at her beloved cottage in Muskoka.

She was a generous supporter of many charities. Special thanks to her dear friends Maureen and Margaret for their friendship and support.

Thanks also to Dr. Kozak for his excellent care and kindness, to Reverend Canon Gary van der Meer for his spirited conversations and to the staff and caregivers at Thornbrook Home Care for their compassionate and dedicated care.

A funeral service will be held at St. Anne's Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Ave. on Thursday, February 14th, at 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to St.

Anne's Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

IRENE CROOT (née Pump)

Died peacefully on February 1, 2019, in London, Ontario, two months before her 90th birthday. Her daughter Heidi and son-in-law Phil Carey thank Westmount Gardens staff for their big hearts and customized care.

In 1953, Irene married Keith Croot, a lanky lad from England who loved poetry.

They lived for more than 50 years in Lambeth, where for 15 years she achieved an average 25% annual increase in fundraising returns as campaign manager for the March of Dimes, founded the London Opera Guild, and served for a time as president of the London Symphony Orchestra's women's committee.

Irene was predeceased by her husband, and is survived by her siblings Rosemarie Smillie, Caroline Lucas, and Hans Pump.

Donations can be made to the UofT Faculty of Music (, 416-978-0811) or the Canadian Opera Company (; and stories shared at


Passed away peacefully on Wednesday January 16, 2019.

He was 98 and lived a full life. He is survived by his son, Michael; daughter, Christie; and grandchildren; Kayla (Sepehr), Graeme, Alexander, Matthew and Nicholas. He his predeceased by his loving wife, Gustine and leaves behind close friends and extended family who loved and respected him.

Ken was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia on April 20, 1920, the son of Charles Dakin and Hilda May Shaw. Ken joined the Canadian Army and served in Canada and Europe during World War II. After returning from the war, Ken obtained his Bachelor of Commerce from UBC and Masters of Commerce from Queens University. He married Gustine Alice Lietze in 1954, started a family and was a devoted husband and father.

Ken joined Canadian Pacific Airlines in 1950 and served with Canadian Pacific for the next 32 years in an accomplished career where he rose to the highest levels of the largest corporation in Canada at the time. As an executive with CP Air, he managed a number of challenging labour relations issues and laid the foundation for the industrial relations, personnel, sales and marketing functions for the company.

In 1971 Ken was promoted to a senior executive role with CP Limited in Montreal and held the positions of Vice-President, Administration and Chairman, CP Ships. He moved back to Vancouver in 1976 and held the position of Executive VicePresident CP Air until he retired at the age of 62. After his formal retirement Ken was actively involved in a number of business ventures, was an avid sailor and enjoyed fishing trips with family and friends. In his later years, Ken unwaveringly maintained his positive outlook, indomitable spirt, relentless energy and never lost his sense of charm. He was an accomplished man who touched the hearts of everyone who encountered him. He was a true gentleman.

Our family extends their heartfelt thanks and deepest gratitude for the wonderful kindness and compassionate care of everyone associated with the South Granville Park Lodge where Ken resided comfortably during his final three years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 at Canadian Memorial Church in Vancouver with a reception to follow at the Vancouver Lawn and Tennis Club.

Further Details on Ken's life are available at


January 25, 1963 - February 6, 2019 In the early morning hours of February 6, 2019 at the age of 56, Paul W.

Dewar travelled beyond the family he cherished, the neighbourhood he enjoyed, the city he loved and the country he believed in. Along his road trip of life Paul shared laughter, tears and joy with his wife Julia Sneyd and sons Nathaniel and Jordan. Although his parents Marion Bell and Ken Dewar travelled before him, he never forgot their love, sense of humour and passion to connect with people, explore ideas and bask in music. Always accompanied by his dear siblings Bob (Liz), Liz (Darren), Cathy and Elaine.

Fondly remembered by Marion Sewell and Robert Sneyd along with Allison (Jacob) and Matthew (So Yeon). His many nieces and nephews were a constant source of entertainment, fun and inspiration.

Paul's early challenges with dyslexia developed his empathy and fearless determination. As a young adult he was an active athlete, involved in social justice. He attended Trent, Carleton and Queen's universities, graduating with degrees in history and education.

After working on many NDP campaigns, he became a constituent assistant to MPP Evelyn Gigantes. He then turned to teaching. 'Mr. Dewar' was known as kind, fair yet demanding; challenging his students to take the lead in their learning. He became Vice President of the Ottawa Carleton Elementary Teachers Federation, representing teachers and advocating for healthy school environments.

This passion for educating, connecting and advocating led Paul to be elected as the New Democratic Party Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre (20062015). Paul served as Official Opposition Critic for Foreign Affairs. He led all-party efforts to prevent genocide and promote nuclear disarmament. He introduced bills to make life-saving generic medicine more accessible in the developing world and ban the use of conflict minerals in cell phones. While he never wielded government power, he got results through his indefatigable advocacy and ability to work across the aisle. He convinced the government to adopt an action plan to implement UN Security Council resolutions promoting women in peace building and secured funding for the International Criminal Court to combat violence against women as a weapon of war.

Paul was a champion for preserving Gatineau Park and the Ottawa River and an advocate and ally in support of Indigenous rights and respect for Indigenous culture and self-government.

Paul loved his work because he loved people. He had an undying optimism in the most difficult of circumstances. He believed everything one does is political and politics is about people, not a party affiliation.

Paul's life was fuelled by family, friendship, music, good food, good company and a great love of nature. His summers at Lac Claire and on Big Rideau Lake were an essential part of his connection to the natural world and an opportunity to spend uninterrupted time with family. More than anything he loved being a father. Nathaniel and Jordan taught him more about life, and himself, than anyone.

Paul was diagnosed with glioblastoma (Grade IV brain cancer) in February 2018. Over this past year, he has launched Youth Action Now, a legacy initiative to provide young people with the tools and resources to unleash their collective power.

Paul died peacefully in his sleep, at home surrounded by his family. He was ever so grateful to the nurses, doctors and practitioners at the Ottawa Hospital and the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre for their excellent care --and the support of a tremendous palliative care team.

Throughout his life Paul led with his heart, knowing love must lead the way.

He died as he lived, with integrity, honesty and grace. He will be remembered by many and never absent from the hearts of Julia, Nathaniel and Jordan.

A celebration of life will be hosted by First United Church at Carleton University, Dominion-Chalmers Church, 355 Cooper Avenue, Ottawa at 10:30 a.m, Saturday, February 23rd. A time to gather and share stories will take place at First United Church, 347 Richmond Road, Ottawa from 2:00 to 8:00 on Friday, February 22nd. Donations can be made to Paul's legacy initiative Youth Action Now or a charity of your choice.

THERESA FLINT (née Kilburn)

Was a loving sister, mother, aunt, intuitive guide, reiki master and our "fairy godmother." She left this world unexpectedly on January 31, 2019. While this news fills us with deep sadness, she is no doubt already onto her next great metaphysical journey.

Terri was an exceptional woman, awe-inspiringly strong, generous and compassionate. Her life was transformed following a breast cancer diagnosis that awakened remarkable intuitive abilities.

Terri devoted the next 25 years to helping people through their doubts, sickness and struggles.

She taught many of us how to find our inner wisdom and strength.

Born in Huddersfield, England in 1946, Terri was the eldest of four sisters. With fiery red hair and a "take charge" attitude she was a visionary who believed in life's limitless potential. Terri enjoyed many years as a successful accountant and entrepreneur. Her last days were spent in Niagaraon-the-Lake with her dogs, doing what she loved most as a highly respected intuitive guide and metaphysical coach.

In the Spring, we are holding a celebration of life - email rememberingterriflint@gmail.

com for details. In her memory, donations to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or The Breast Cancer Foundation would be welcome.


Born in Oxbow, Saskatchewan on June 22, 1928, Stewart died peacefully at Briargate Retirement Residence in Amherstview, Ontario on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Recently predeceased by his beloved wife of 64 years, Jocelyn Fyfe (nee Rutherford).

Loving father of Andrew (Nancy) of Huntsville, Douglas (Claire) of Toronto and Peter (Jennifer) of Orillia. Proud "Poppa" to grandchildren Adam and Emily, Katrina and Ewan, and Ian and Julia. Survived by his brother John (Judy) of Ottawa and predeceased by brothers Alec (Molly) of Greenwich, Hugh (Merle) of Esterhazy, and sister Molly MacIlwraith of Glasgow.

Graduated with a BA and MA from Queen's and a Ph.d. from Manchester University.

Proud of his Scottish heritage and prairie roots, his life was dedicated to "making a difference". As a dedicated member of the Queen's University community for over six decades, he taught generations of students local government, created professional development programs for municipal staff and provided counselling for students.

Working as a consultant and an educator, his work took him to Europe and Russia; and across Canada from Newfoundland to Whitehorse. He was heavily involved in local government reform in Ontario, including chairing the Commission which led to the formation of Waterloo Region.

In Kingston, he was instrumental in the formation of the Art Collection Society and the City's Planning Department, assisted with neighbourhood improvement projects and the City's early efforts in heritage conservation which became the foundation of the Ontario Heritage Act. For many years he was a member and chaired Kingston's Planning Committee and the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority.

A voracious reader, avid Gaels football fan and lover of cottage life with his dear family at Lake Sir John and Eagle Lake.

A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (corner of Princess and Clergy Streets) in Kingston, on Saturday, April 27th, at 2:30 p.m., with a reception to follow. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Arts 49, Principal Wallace Fellowship at Queen's University, or the Cataraqui Conservation Foundation. Online condolences may be shared at:

MATTHEW GIBSON (Minnes Cays Wellington)

Born January 1, 1965, in his 55th year. Died peacefully of natural causes at his home in Ottawa on Tuesday February 5, 2019.

Dearly loved son of Margaret E.

Gibson and the late Dr. Frederick W. Gibson and beloved younger brother of John Gibson (Kimberly Gibson) and Sarah Gibson-Bray (Carl Bray). Dear Uncle of Lauren and Grant Gibson and Emma and James Gibson-Bray.

Gifted actor, teacher, theatre scholar and lover of large dogs, Matthew enlivened stages in Toronto, Kingston and beyond.

Funeral arrangements are with the Robert J. Reid and Sons "The Chapel on the Corner", Kingston.

A celebration of Matthew's life will be held later in Kingston (date to be announced). Online condolences may be made at


October 14, 1928 February 6, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lorna, at the age of 90, on February 6, 2019. She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Alison Chapman; her son-in-law, Martin; and her grandchildren, Ross and Evie. Lorna was predeceased by her wonderful husband of 56 years, Iain.

She was born in Fort William, Scotland, trained as a physiotherapist in Dundee and immigrated to Canada in 1954. She had a fulsome physio career in Toronto, Vancouver and Richmond Hill.

In her retirement she volunteered for more than 20 years at the Food Bank in Richmond Hill, and throughout life was an avid bibliophile. Mum loved a drive, a meal out, and any excuse to spend time with family.

The family would like to thank the staff at Sprint Senior care, both the day program and residential home, for their exemplary care of mum. The funeral service will be conducted at Richmond Hill United Church, 10201 Yonge St., on Friday, February 15 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Sprint Senior Care are appreciated in her memory:


Harry passed away peacefully at 98 years of age on January 26, 2019, surrounded by family and beloved wife, Yvonne. Loving father of Brad (Kim), preceded by his first wife, Nan; adored "Papa" to Derek, Stephen, Jared (Jay), Keith and Parker; and greatgrandfather to Benjamin and Sophia. Loved by Yvonne's family Sue (Tony), Tim (Deb), Andy (Anna); grandchildren, Pamela (Jeff), Christine (Scott), Abigail; and great-grandson, Jack.

Harry had a remarkable life. He was a Spitfire pilot flying for 602 City of Glasgow Squadron, one of the most vaunted and storied fighter squadrons of the Second World War. Shot down over France in 1943, he spent 3 years as a POW and one year in solitary confinement after a failed escape plan. Harry moved to Canada after the war and spent his career with the Ford Motor Company.

Overseas postings in Singapore, Thailand and Kenya, enabled many lifelong friendships.

A member of the Oakville Golf Club, he also enjoyed TGIF nights and time with family and friends. A member of the Oakville Flyers Club, attending Flyers Lunches even after he stopped playing golf. We remember Harry as a gentleman and man of few words, who always carried himself with dignity and delight, humour and elegance.

Family will remember him at a private celebration. Donations to Vintage Wings would be a thoughtful remembrance (please email Lucie Lacroix at or call 818-669-9603). He will be fondly missed and forever loved.


Andrew Blake Harris, chef extraordinaire, raconteur, passionate hunter and fisherman, devoted family man, and steadfast friend, died suddenly on January 29, 2019. Andrew's death is a terrible blow to family and friends, all over the world. He will be missed and mourned by his nearest and dearest: partner, Margaret Norcott; daughter, Marley; son, Blake; father, Guy Harris; siblings, Kim and Scott Harris; niece and nephew, Franny and Noah Bergschneider (Claudia Marchesano); and faithful dog, Malcolm. His closest friends were also family, and they too are distraught.

Predeceased by his mother, Nancy Harris, Andrew was the light of her life, and the apple of her eye. No one could make her laugh like her youngest did. No one could make any of us laugh like Andrew did.

Born November 7, 1961, in Toronto, Andrew led a jampacked life, working and travelling all over North, Central, and South America, and the Caribbean, riding in beat-up trucks, tin boats, yachts and canoes, always heading down the road (or river or sea) less travelled. He marched to his own drum and the beat of reggae music. He worked hard and played hard, but always came home to his family in Clarksburg, Ontario. He loved them so much.

The choice to end his life in no way cancels out the joyfulness and generosity of his 57 years on this planet, and our remembrance of him will not be tinged by any shame or blame. We love you, Andrew. Always have, always will.

We know you loved us.

A Celebration of Life for Andrew will be held on April 20, 2019, location and time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations may made be made to Ducks Unlimited Canada.


It is with profound sadness that we announce that John peacefully drifted into the next life on Sunday, February 3, 2019, at age 76, after a battle with pancreatic cancer that he faced with the dignity and grace with which he lived his whole life. A United Church Minister for 54 years, he served in five pastoral charges, most recently at St. Andrew's United Church, Toronto.

His wife Barbara; his children, Bruce (Dr. Cristina RobinsonHartley) and Jennifer (Tom Rosser); and grandchildren, Jacob, Anna and Chloé were richly blessed for having had him in their lives.

Everyone was.

John also leaves behind brother, Robert Hartley (Dartmouth); sisterin-law Maggie Sharpe (Kelowna, BC); many nieces and nephews and countless cousins.

Visitation will take place from 2 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 10th at the Humphrey Funeral Home, 1403 Bayview Avenue, Toronto.

A Celebration of his life will be held in Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue W., Toronto, on Monday, February 11th at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the United Church Mission and Service Fund. Many thanks to the dedicated staff at Princess Margaret Hospital. Condolences may be forwarded through


January 1, 1968 February 7, 2019 After a short illness, Alia passed away at the Ottawa General Hospital on February 7. She was surrounded by family and friends.

Alia was an intelligent, dynamic, fun-loving woman whose zest for life, and love for her friends and family knew no bounds. She rose to meet the challenges her life brought her with unmatched strength and dignity. She was predeceased by her mother, Judith Lindsay Kellock and her father, John Heward, and leaves behind an incredibly supportive group of friends and family.

There will be no funeral, but a celebration of life will be planned soon.

Two of Alia's passions were animals and finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. Donations to the Ottawa Humane Society and the MS Society in Alia's name are welcome.

Alia will be missed so much and we know you join us in sadness, as well as in recalling fond memories of an amazing spirit.

We love you, Alia.


Passed away peacefully at the Village of Humber Heights on Saturday, February 2, 2019, age 97.

Beloved wife of W. Peter Hobbs, dear mother of Stuart (Camille) and Pat. Loving grandmother of Aymeric. Predeceased by brothers, George, Douglas (Letty) and Gordon (Joanne), Elma remained close to her nieces and nephews and their families.

Elma was proud to have served as a WREN for the duration of WW11.

After immigrating to Canada in 1951, she along with Peter were active members of Kingsway Lambton United Church, with Elma being President of the UCW for several years. Running the Treasures Table at the Church's annual flea market was one of her favourite projects. An avid knitter all her life, Elma continued to make scarves and hats for those in need.

The family would like to thank the staff of Humber Heights as well as Khadija Yasin and Elizabeth Berko, the two caregivers who treated Elma with much love and compassion in the last few months.

For those who wish, remembrances may be made to Elma's favourite charity, Plan Canada. Online condolences may be made through


Tony, a resident of Burlington, Ontario passed away peacefully February 6, 2019 at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital at the age of 79.

Born and raised in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Tony attended Haileybury School of Mines and had a successful career in the mining industry in Canada, making many lifelong friends along the way. Tony and Fern's careers took them across Canada, starting in Yellowknife, NWT and including Chibougamau, PQ; Elsa, YT; Edmonton, AB; Sudbury, ON; Halifax, NS; Oakville, ON; White Rock, BC; and Burlington, ON.

Tony is survived by Fern, his loving wife of 55 years; children, Frank (Celynn), Robert, Laura (James); grandchildren, Cole, Alex, Megan and Emily; and his older brother, Frank, of Denver, Colorado.

A private family service has been held. Memorial donations may be sent to Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Foundation, where he received exemplary care from wonderful caring staff and physicians. Online condolences may be left at


January 19, 1957 January 19, 2019 After a difficult struggle with cancer, passed away at the palliative care hospice of the St. Elizabeth Bruyere Hospital in Ottawa on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the age of 62 years.

Beloved wife of the Hon. Gar Knutson. Cherished mother of Michael, William (Katarzyna) and Clare. Christine will be sadly missed by her mother Sophia Birdsell, whom she cared for in her home in Ottawa, brother William Birdsell (Jan) of Guelph Ontario, and nieces and nephews.

Christine supported her husband with her warmth and charm during his 11 years in the House of Commons before she embarked on the most satisfying stage of her career as a family and criminal lawyer working for the most disadvantaged in Nunavut. Her colleagues from Nunavut saw her as someone who exemplified all the good traits that a person and lawyer could possibly have. She cared for the people, client or not, whose path she crossed. Christine befriended everyone she met in the North, and brought life, joy and compassion to her work. In the words of one colleague, "she made life better and brighter to everybody I ever saw her associate with. She had a knack of making the most troubled clients feel wanted and helped." Christine was a committed feminist, who saw her criminal defense work as a calling to human rights work.

Christine was loving mother, wife, and daughter. She was fully supportive of her children's dreams and ambitions. She was proud to see William and Clare graduate from Queens and McGill respectively, both in engineering and her son Michael pursue a degree in math while following his passion for acting and theatre.

Christine took care of her mother at home for the past eight years after her mother was no longer able to live on her own.

Christine's homelife included a love of gardening, walking or snowshoeing the local Orleans trails, showing visitors the highlights of Ottawa and loving her dogs through her adult life.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed stories of broken-down detectives on Netflix. In her final days she distracted herself with Home and Garden TV and watching Raptors basketball with her husband.

Christine suffered a difficult death, as she was inflicted with cancer for the third time over the past ten years. She received excellent treatment from the doctors and nurses of the Ottawa Hospital and her family doctor.

Her mostly women doctors connected with her not only on a highly professional basis, but also on a human level and grieved along with her as she battled and eventually succumbed to her disease. The palliative care team of Carefor Health and Community Services, (formerly VON), and the hospice of St. Elizabeth Bruyere Hospital in Ottawa were beyond generous in their commitment to Christine's care and were pained by her tragically untimely death.

Family and friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home-Orleans, 2370 St. Joseph Blvd. Orleans, ON. K1C 1G1, 613-8372370. On Friday, February 22, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m., on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Divine Infant Catholic Church, 6658 Bilberry Dr., Orleans, ON. In lieu of flowers, Christine wished for donations to Carefor Health and Community Services Ottawa or Qajuqturvik Food Centre (soup kitchen) Iqaluit, NU.


Esteemed journalist, gifted novelist, cherished husband and father, died January 29, 2019, at age 66. A four time cancer survivor, Bob coped valiantly for more than four decades with treatment effects that gradually damaged his heart and gut, and he died of related causes.

Bob was a kind, witty man who deeply loved his family and friends. A sports fan, political junkie and lover of '60s music, he found the greatest joy in creating clear, graceful prose.

In 1985, he and his wife, Nancy White, moved from the U.S. to Toronto, where Bob worked for 20 years at Maclean's as a writer and executive editor. He spent another 10 years as an editor at The Globe and Mail, where he was prized for his unfailing ability to make copy sing. To honour Bob, the Globe has arranged that the short feature award be named for him at this year's National Newspaper Awards.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Bob enjoyed a happy childhood with parents David and Ruth, big brother Rich and family dogs. Basketball and baseball were his passions, along with summer camp in the Poconos.

After attending Earlham College, he honed his skills at newspapers in Oklahoma, Indiana and New Jersey, then at Newsweek magazine in New York City. He graduated from Columbia University's graduate journalism school.

Bob's voice and personality - his empathy, humour, wry outlook - live on in his novels. Away Game, published in 2016, is about baseball and a son's search for his father. In his last days, Bob was proofreading Theater Near You, which will come out this spring.

The narrator has recurrent cancer.

Bob leaves his wife and son, Matt Levin, of Toronto; his brother Richard and sister-in-law Ann Levin, niece Elizabeth Jackson and her son Xander, all of California. A celebration of Bob's life will be held this spring.

MARION LOBB (née Lanson)

July 3, 1917 January 23, 2019 Marion Lobb died peacefully in her sleep at Amica Bayview on Barberry Place on January 23rd; she was 101 years old. Born in Toronto, she lived in the city her entire life. After graduating from St. Joseph's College School, she worked as a medical secretary until her marriage in 1945. She was predeceased by her husband, Ross Lobb, and leaves behind her three sons, Edward (Tom), Jeff (Bay), and Chris (Janis); as well as seven grandchildren, John, Georgia, Patrick, Connor, Jackson, Logan, and Brooke.

Marion always said she was lucky to have had such good friends in the neighbourhood, in her quilting and bridge groups, and at the golf club; her charm, intelligence, and sharp sense of humour enriched all of these circles of friends.

Marion also enjoyed entertaining, travel, antiques, art, theatre, and a glass of good white wine.

Her friends and friends of the family are invited to a celebration of Marion's life at the Granite Club, 2350 Bayview Avenue, on Friday, February 22nd at 2:00 p.m.


"If your nose runs and your feet smell, you're built upside down." A wacky yet fairly astute observation from a beautiful guy who lived his life inside out and upside down but always with compassion.

On Friday, February 1, 2019 at St.

Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Mike "Mikey" Lorriman passed away surrounded by family, love and light. He is sorely missed by his daughters, Amy and Kate; his grandchildren, Sophie, Sebastian, Oliver and Willem; his friend and ex-spouse, Arlene and her family; sons-in-law, Shane and Chris; brothers, John and David; sisterin-law, Pat; niece and nephew, Anne-Marie (Chris) and Fraser; his many friends, neighbours and acquaintances, and all his newly found family.

Mike's family would like to thank the wonderful service, care and compassion provided by Eldercare Home Health.

The silvery strands of love and kindness that connected us all to Mike will continue to bring us together with warmth, affection, tenderness and friendship. If you wish to remember Mike, please consider donating to your favourite charity in his honour.

A celebration of Mike's life will be held in Toronto in the spring.

Details will be forthcoming closer to the date. If you wish to be notified by email of the details, please contact: To post condolences, visit: www.




We are deeply saddened to announce the peaceful passing of Denyse Cecile Vigors MacKenzie on February 1, 2019. Born June 1, 1949 in Loughborough, UK, Denyse was the loving partner of Andrea Lyon, daughter of the late Cecile Metcalfe, dear sister of Lynn Laird, Michael Morrison and the late Neil Morrison. She was loved by her official and unofficial nieces and nephews and many devoted friends in Canada and around the world.

Denyse was a lawyer, diplomat, intrepid traveller, contrarian, lover of music and poetry, and fearless warrior. A remarkable woman of boundless energy, sharp intellect, great determination, and fierce independence, Denyse had a range of interests and could engage knowledgeably on almost any subject. She was a generous spirit who lived life to its fullest, had a profound impact on many and will be missed forever.

Thanks to Denyse's caregivers, including the Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice team, for their gentle, compassionate care. Special thanks to Denyse's nurses, the unsung heroes of the medical system, notably those at the Irving Greenberg Family Cancer Centre. A very special thanks to Dr. Priscilla Bright for her friendship and extraordinary care over many years.

At Denyse's request, there will be no funeral or memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice through Hospice Care Ottawa would be greatly appreciated.


Born November 27, 1933 in Toronto; died February 1, 2019 at Wellington Terrace in Elora, Ontario.

Ken was an enthusiast for life's many adventures and opportunities. Love, loyalty, and a quick sense of humour were central to his life.

Family was foremost in Ken's life; he loved and was much beloved by his wife, Elizabeth (Liz, nee Chater); their children, Alexandra MacLennan (Eric Edquist), Toronto, and Andrew MacLennan, Elora; his sister, Georgia; and brother, William (Millie), both of whom predeceased him; and many nieces, nephews, sisters- and brothers-in-law. Also dear to Ken were the various dogs who were part of the family over the years.

Ken was proud of his Scottish heritage through his father Alexander Kintail MacLennan who emigrated from Scotland and married Ken's mother, May McCleary, in Toronto.

Ken was born and grew up in Toronto, attended Riverdale Collegiate, Victoria College, and OISE, University of Toronto. He taught for the Toronto Board of Education (Oriole Park and Deer Park) and then moved into leadership roles in Special Education, gifted and enrichment.

His impact on both students and colleagues was characterized by his patience, kindness, and ability to connect with people.

The family lived in King Township where Ken furthered his appetite for collecting "stuff" and restoring antiques - including much fixing up of the 1890's farmhouse that was the family home for 30 years.

Ken retired in 1994 and he and Liz then moved to Elora for the next stage of their lives.

His embrace of adventure led the family on camping journeys across Canada and the USA in early years, as well as a year in England as an exchange teacher. Ken and Liz continued their active travels with cycling and sea kayaking holidays in Europe, North and Central America, and in later years shifted to small group tours and rivercruises to explore other parts of the world.

Ken revelled in the spontaneity of sports and was intrigued by the world of politics. His loyalty to Toronto's Maple Leafs and the Blue Jays never flagged. Ken loved music (especially jazz and Frank Sinatra), CBC radio, and reading.

He was a great supporter of the Elora Festival and embraced the Elora community.

Thank you to all the staff at Wellington Terrace for your thoughtfulness and exceptional care over Ken's final year.

A springtime celebration of Ken's life will be held at the Wellington County Museum and Archives (Aboyne Hall) in Fergus on May 18 at 1 p.m.

In Ken's memory, donations may be made to the Elora Festival (through or a charity of your choice.


Passed away peacefully in Mississauga on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 in her 103rd year.

Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Ian Malcolm; and loving mother of Lee Davidson (Alan), Ian Malcolm (Nancy) and Virginia.

Dear grandmother of Bradley, Thomas, James and Sarah. Proud great-grandmother of Alexis, Ryan and Leah. Aimée will also be greatly missed by her nieces and nephews.

Aimée was born in Toronto on December 19, 1916 to Joseph and Lillian Lee and was a sister to Dorothy Champ, Jane Willsdon and Joseph Lee. She served in the Canadian Wrens during the war, was active throughout her life in the IODE and the Toronto Symphony as well as an active member of All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church. She enjoyed her world travels and her memories of her trips were always about the people she met. Her sense of humour endeared her to many and she always had a joke to share.

A private service was held at the Turner & Porter Peel Chapel, Mississauga, followed by entombment at All Saints Anglican Kingsway Anglican Church in Toronto. Online condolences available through


Passed away peacefully on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the age of 85 years old. He was born in Calgary in 1933, and with his siblings, Bill, Doug, Donald and Winnie, spent many happy holidays at Wasa Lake while growing up.

He married Jeannine in 1955 with children, Janet and Gord to follow. Gordon was a dedicated physician and worked in his family medical practice for 35 years. He was the District Chief of Staff and Chief of Staff of the Glenmore Park Auxiliary Hospital from 1965 to 1970, and President of the Rockyview Hospital medical staff in 1974. Gordon was committed to the well-being of his patients, friends, and family, and worked tirelessly in the service of others.

Family was very important to Gordon. During his working years he and his wife Jeannine loved their annual vacations to the cabins at Crimson Lake and Wasa Lake. They later built a cottage of their own at Wasa Lake. The cabin became the gathering place of extended family and friends in their retirement, where much love and laughter was shared.

Gordon is lovingly remembered by his wife of 63 years, Jeannine (nee Gaskarth); his children, Gord (Elaine) and Janet; and grandchildren, Kelly (Ryan), Stephanie, David (Cayleigh), Ben and Paige. A celebration of life will take place at a later time. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Gordon's family through

Arrangements in care of Evan J. Strong Funeral Services.

(403) 265-1199


Died in Toronto, January 31, 2019 just days before his 66th birthday.

He was the youngest of 7 children of Noel and Marion McCabe of Hamilton, ON. He leaves his lifecompanion and friend, Angela Gibson; his brothers, Michael (Hanoi and Toronto), and John (Burlington); and sisters, Carol Smith (Salmon Arm) and Aileen (Ottawa). He was predeceased by his sisters, Patricia Rafftery and Mary Noel Kay.

The good go away early.


Professor Emeritus, Victoria College at the University of Toronto 1937 - 2019 On January 26, 2019, following a swift decline, Jane Millgate died at home.

Having contended for years, quietly and without display or complaint, with a heart damaged by rheumatic fever in her childhood, she chose at last to discontinue medical treatment, and to spend her remaining days together with her beloved and devoted husband, Michael. She faced her death with characteristic bravery, candour, and humour, glad to be done with hospitals and comforted by Michael's presence by her side, the constant aid of her dear friend Miranda, and the support of a group of devoted caregivers.

Jane's decision was, typically, clear-eyed and unsentimental. Without selfpity, she always acted as love, affection, and duty dictated, and without illusion, she sought in the broader world to right social wrongs, to support political advances, and to encourage fairness and equality.

Briefly related, the story of her life had two great themes: her long and loving marriage to Michael and her long and distinguished academic career but it is difficult to separate the two.

A promising student, Miss Barr attracted Michael's attention by correcting some points in a lecture he had delivered; a promising young faculty member, Mr. Millgate appealed to Jane to make a fourth at a dinner for a departmental visitor. Things were clear at once: a courtship was almost unnecessary, and their marriage followed quickly. Only lightly qualified for a domestic role, Jane, by intuition (and reference to a few reliable books), became a talented hostess and homemaker - an expertise no doubt incidental to her main ambitions, but one that she nevertheless enjoyed (and was willing to share). She and Michael created a comfortable home and a hospitable table where they welcomed their friends, colleagues, and several generations of students.

Throughout their marriage and their partnership, Jane and Michael co-operated closely, either collaborating or supporting one another's independent efforts. While they shared the credit in either case, each was proudest in praise of the other's achievements.

Jane's academic career was indeed praiseworthy and even exemplary.

Her promise was evident early, as a scholarship girl at grammar school, and as a student at the University of Leeds and the University of Kent. She began teaching at Victoria College in 1964, and for more than 30 years communicated to her undergraduate and graduate students the satisfactions offered by good books, hard work, and high standards.

Her principal focus was on nineteenth-century English literature, but ranged widely, embracing literary history, modern American literature, and bibliographical and editorial topics. She published numerous books and articles, but her most notable scholarship and publications dealt with Scottish literature and, in particular, Walter Scott and his contemporaries.

This work was extensive, foundational, and permanent, comprising critical analysis, historical documentation, and bibliographical, editorial, and archival research, including an essential research tool, the Millgate Union Catalogue of Walter Scott Correspondence. So important was her work that she herself became a topic in Scott studies, at the symposium "Jane Millgate: The Making of Scholarship," at the Tenth International Walter Scott Conference. A founder of Toronto Centre for the Book at the University of Toronto, she also made lasting contributions to the interdisciplinary study of book history and print culture.

Jane took active roles in many scholarly associations, served on a number of commissions and editorial boards, and took an able and energetic part in college affairs at Victoria College, where she filled a variety of administrative roles. She also discovered a taste and talent for broader university administration, serving for five years as Vice-Dean in the University of Toronto's Faculty of Arts and Science.

Jane's observations were apt and amusing, and her statements of fact incontrovertible. Her opinions were precise, decisive, and uttered with authority - although there was a kernel of high good humour in those pronouncements, which she enjoyed all the more when one had learned that a certain amount of dispute was allowable before the invariable acquiescence.

Jane was generous in her aid to scholars and researchers, in her help to students and colleagues, in her efforts for her college and university, in her hospitality, and in her charities. She will be mourned by her husband, friends, fellow scholars, college and university colleagues, research associates, and the uncounted recipients of her aid and encouragement.

According to her wishes, a private service has been held. Condolences may be sent to


With sadness the family of Theodore Franklin Morris (Ted) announces his death on January 29, 2019. Caring husband for 46 years of Elizabeth (deceased, née Sawers); Ted is survived by his children, Margaret (Harry), Jennifer (John), Charles (Joan), Susan (Kevin); grandchildren, Michael (Amanda), Maryam, Rachel (Denis), Ruth (Adam), Christine (Darren), Franky (Vanessa), Liam, Ceilidh; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Dianna, Xavier, Zachary; and sister-in-law Ruth Townsend.

Born in Toronto in 1922, Ted had an early interest in radio and a capacity for mathematics. He completed his Ph.D. in Mathematics (with a focus on theoretical physics) at the University of Toronto in 1948. In 1946, he was University of Toronto's chess champion and could still checkmate his grandchildren in the final year of his life. Ted contributed to the war effort working on the first production line in Canada to make all-glass miniature vacuum tubes for radios in tanks. In 1949, he married Elizabeth, accepted a position at McGill University and moved to Montreal.

In his early years Ted taught calculus to engineers, elementary quantum mechanics to chemists, and mathematical methods in physics. Later on, Ted supervised many graduate students and taught astronomy and astrophysics.

Ted had a keen interest in astronomy and was a member of the Montreal Center of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, serving one term as President. He is noted for determining why two faint star clusters are the "missing" Messier objects M47 and M48. Ted also had an interest in botany, and was involved in the oversight of McGill's Galt Estate on Mont SaintHilaire. Many family weekend outings were spent hiking the trails in the woods around the lake atop the mountain.

Following the death of Elizabeth in 1995, Ted returned to Toronto. He lived independently until 3 years ago, when he moved into a senior's residence.

After several weeks of declining health, Ted died peacefully in his sleep on January 29th. The family is grateful for the excellent care he received from the staff of the Village of Humber Heights.

Ted's love of chess, Go, travel, astronomy, botany, and mathematics has been passed on in many ways to his children, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren. These are gifts for which we will always be grateful. The family will gather for Ted's interment next to Elizabeth this spring in Watford, Ontario. Donations in Ted's memory may be made to: St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church in Picton, Ontario, and Trinity College, University of Toronto.


Born in Victoria, BC, August 3, 1922.

Died peacefully and without pain at Victoria Hospice, January 31, 2019.

Andy enlisted in the Canadian Scottish Regiment in September 1939 and after training in Canada and England, embarked for France on D-Day, June 6th, 1944.

He fought with Allied Forces throughout France, Belgium, and Holland before being wounded in Germany in February 1945.

Mentioned in Dispatches. Returning to Canada after the war he worked with coastal shipping, serving in various capacities on the Estevan, the Princess Kathleen and the William J. Stewart. His long employment history included Yarrows, the Dockyard, and later Bamberton before retiring. From his work with the engineers at the Bamberton (Tilbury) plant in Delta, Andy became an early adherent of computer technology.

He was a lifelong learner and an inveterate writer of letters-tothe-editor, establishing his own secular newsletter. For several years he fostered and supported the reemergence of the Victoria group of Secular Humanists, now known as the Victoria Secular Humanist Association. In 2002, Andy was predeceased by Pearl, his loving wife of 53 years.

He is survived by his 2nd wife, Joanne Manley, and by Pearl's son, Richard Gale, grandson, Curtis Gale (Carmen), various cousins and many friends. Cremation through First Memorial Funeral Services.

A Memorial Service is planned for 2pm Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at First Memorial, 1155 Fort Street, Victoria, B.C.

Death's Cradle First the moment, then the total serenity of nonentity, beyond identity, when breath and body flow swiftly from the scene, atoms released, ego shattered clean, unknowing, uncaring, when our eyes grow still.

First the moment, then the perfect peace of nothingness, the pure essence of nihility envelops all that ever was or ever will be when our eyes grow still.



On February 4, 2019, William Logan Oliver passed away quietly at University Hospital, London with his wife of 63 years by his side.

He is survived by his wife and best friend Pat, his son Craig of Canmore AB and daughter Kim, 2 grandchildren Steven Blandy and Laura Morgan (Alistair) and son-inlaw Bruce Blandy all of BC.

Bill graduated from Queens with a Chemical Engineering degree and began a wonderful career at Sun Oil. From Montreal to Toronto, 3 times, London 3 times, Edmonton and Calgary. When he retired at 55 as Vice President of Administration, he continued as a consultant to Suncor and Great Canadian Oil Sands for several years. Retiring in Canmore AB and Venice FL, he then moved back to Port Stanley. At Queens he played for the senior Golden Gaels, on the program as 6 feet but really was 5 foot 9 inches. Avid curler, skier and golfer, he won the St.

Thomas senior Tournament in 1990.shot 72. "A pure fluke" He would say. He curled with George Parkes, Don Gilbert, Jim Waite and Dick Ronald. In 1966, the team lost the Ontario final to Joe Gouroka. Moving to Toronto, Bill with Pat represented Southern and Northern Ontario as curlers in the First Canadian Winter Games in Quebec City. He spent his last 30 years viewing the beach and playing his favorite golf course, St. Thomas Golf and Country Club. Bills travels through life will be fondly remembered by those that had a chance to share his special personality.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Bill's life will be held in the spring. Expressions of sympathy and donations (Canadian Cancer Society) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services (519) 672-0459 or online at


April 20, 1948 February 4, 2019 Born in Dublin, Ireland to predeceased parents Thomas and Eileen Duffy (nee Gregan).

We are heartbroken to announce the peaceful passing of our loving matriarch Frances, at Toronto General Hospital, on Monday, February 4, 2019, with her loving and devoted husband Sean by her side. The last five years were not kind to our beautiful Frances, however our "warrior" faced major health challenges with great courage and grace. Her uplifting spirit and determination inspired family and friends, who were always so proud of Frances, and amazed the outstanding medical staff. Frances is survived by her spouse of 52 years, Sean; daughter, Patricia (Mathew); son, Paul (Julie); and adoring grandchildren, Elisabeth (Sam), Adrian, Owen, Andrew, Rachel and Rebecca. Brothers Thomas (Patsy) and Bernard (Loraine) and sisters Phyllis and Bernadette.

Predeceased by sisters Ann, Norrie and Eileen, brother Anthony and nephew Sean McKenna. Frances is also survived by loving sister-inlaw, Evelyn and many cherished nieces and nephews in Canada, Ireland and abroad, all of whom she loved dearly.

Frances will be greatly missed by her many dear friends who significantly enriched her life, as she did theirs. The family will receive friends at the visitation on Friday, February 15th, at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough, Ontario, M1S 1T3 from 2 - 5 p.m.

and 7 - 9 p.m. and on Saturday, February 16th at 9 - 10:30 a.m.

The Funeral Service will begin at 11 a.m. in the Ogden Chapel followed by the burial at the Assumption Catholic Cemetery, 6933 Tomken Rd., Mississauga.

The family invites friends to join them at the Delta Hotel, Kennedy Road and Hwy 401, following the burial service, from 3 - 7 p.m. for a reception celebrating Frances's life. Further celebrations of Frances's life will take place in the future, both in Dublin, and at Patricia and Mathew's farm in Denfield, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Frances's name to Scleroderma Canada or the Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada. Thank You....


Patriarch, Founder, Father It is with profound sorrow and sadness that we announce the passing of our patriarch, Pasquale (Pat) on February 6, 2019 in his 88th year. Cherished husband of Anita, beloved dad of daughter, Gloria (deceased) and "his boys," Angelo (Darlene), Remi (Connie), Paul and Michael (Laura). Devoted Nonno to his grandchildren, Victor, Peter, Angela, Alyssa, Lucas, Christian and Melissa. Predeceased by his parents, Francesco and Francesca Paletta; siblings, Mario, Antonio, Peter, Larry, Josie; brother-in-law, Edigio Piro; nephew, Antony Piro; in-laws, Attilio and Argentina Gos, Vera and Amelio Gris and Joe Gos. Survived by brother, Vincent (Diana); sisters, Emma (Stan Felicetti) and Sara Piro (Late Egidio Piro); sisters-in-law, Ersilia (Late Mario), Lucille (Late Peter), Mirella (Late Larry); brother-in-law, Vito Oriente (Late Josie), Rosina Gos (Late Joe Gos); and many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends in Canada, USA and Italy.

Pat was born in Spezzano dela Sila, Cosenza, Italy. In 1949, immigrated to Canada with his family at the tender age of 18 and went to Port Arthur, now called Thunder Bay. During his time in Northern Ontario, he went to work at a local hospital, grain elevators and a Safeway store.

In 1951, with his family, moved to Hamilton and worked in several of the local meat stores. In 1953, Pat purchased his first animal, and this was the beginning of the empire.

In 1954, Pat, his father and brothers built their first meat packing plant in Hannon. In 1964, they purchased property at Appleby Line and QEW in Burlington and opened a federally inspected meat packing plant. By 1983, he built the business to become the largest private meat packer in Eastern Canada. In the early 1970's Pat vertically integrated into livestock production by starting a beef feedlot and crop production to supply livestock to the meat packing plant, becoming the largest feedlot in Ontario. He also fed cattle in Western Canada and US. In 1967 Pat started the real estate division which has prospered to owning lands across Ontario and becoming the largest land holder and developer in the Region of Halton and City of Hamilton combined.

In 2013 Pat was awarded the Burlington Entrepreneur of the Year for his outstanding contributions to the growth and well being of the community and City of Burlington. From the early 1970's Pat's philanthropic contributions included Burlington Cultural Centre (AGB), Tansley Woods Community Centre, Paletta Lakefront Park and Mansion, Carpenter House and Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital and many other worthy causes.

Sincerest gratitude to Dr. Danny Sapir, for his compassion and understanding, and going beyond the call of duty and to Dr. T.B. Costin for his decades of special care and concern for Pat and the family. Thanks to the staff at the Dialysis Centres at both Burlington and Oakville.

Thanks to the emergency and ICU staff at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital for their care and attention during his visits. Special thanks to Eric Vandewall and Anissa Hillborn. Special thanks and appreciation to Pat's PSWs Janet, Janina, Henry, Leelanee, Marjorie, Martha and Ronda.

Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, Burlington, on Saturday, February 9th from 3-9 p.m. and Sunday, February 10th from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Rosary on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass on Monday, February 11 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Roman Catholic Church, 2016 Blairholm Ave., Burlington. Interment at Our Lady of Victory Mausoleum in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 600 Spring Gardens Rd., Burlington.

Donations in memory of Pat to the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Kidney Foundation, or a charity of choice would be appreciated.


September 18, 1926 February 2, 2019 Sheila's angel took her gently from us on a lovely evening.

Born to Martha Alvera Cocker and Sidney James Lane in Vancouver, Sheila loved her childhood years in Kerrisdale with her sisters, Pat and Maureen, summer camps on Keats Island and biking down to Boundary Bay with her close B4 (Boundary Bay Butt Bums!) friends. She was a gifted pianist and had fond memories of her teacher, Louise Latimer.

As a teenager, Sheila first met David Paterson. They enjoyed wonderful times together up the mountain and at Woodlands and became engaged. Fate intervened and she married Gerald McDonald and had three children, Lane, Pamela, and Shannon. As an army officer's wife, she traveled across Canada and all over Europe, which she enjoyed enormously.

After her marriage ended, Sheila reconnected with and married her childhood sweetheart, David, and became a stepmother to his three children, Christopher, Pam, and Kim.

Since childhood, Sheila enjoyed the theatre, acting and always had a flair for the dramatic. She was a talented writer, authoring two plays. Always involved in her children's school plays and in amateur theatre, Sheila took up acting seriously later in life and lived her dream of becoming a professional and successful actress, acting on stage in London's West End and all across Canada, as well as in many movies and TV series.

Sheila was a lifelong social justice activist standing up passionately and fighting for the dispossessed and persecuted. And she was a political activist who committed years and countless hours to her beloved New Democratic Party. And, when asked, Sheila bravely ran as a provincial candidate in 2001. She was also committed to the work of the Council of Canadians, the Metro Vancouver Alliance, the Ecumenical Committee for Social Responsibility and the Diocese of New Westminster Eco Justice Unit. Sheila was a voracious reader on many subjects but especially on religion and current world affairs. She went back to school to get the degree she always wanted, graduating from SFU in 1998. She loved animated debate at the dinner table and will forever be remembered for her strong opinions.

Sheila's powerful faith was also important to her. Weekly, she would devoutly drive (even at 91) to St. James Anglican Church in the Downtown Eastside. But more than anything, Sheila will be remembered as the most wonderful mother whose heart was always full of love, who was always there, and who was wise beyond imagine. She loved her children so deeply and was proud of them. Sheila was brave, often fearless; she was full of love and joy and kindness. Her life is marked by many remarkable accomplishments - actor, activist, politician, musician, debater, wife and mother. She was a trail blazer and a role model. The world is a better place because of her and we are better for having known and loved her.

Sheila will be received into St.

James Anglican Church, 303 E. Cordova Street, Vancouver on Friday, February 15 at 5:00 p.m. for Vespers. Her requiem Mass will be held at St. James Anglican Church on Saturday, February 16 at 2:00 p.m. with a reception to follow in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. James Anglican Church would be gratefully accepted (


Michiel Adriaan Röell Q.C., passed away suddenly, at his home on January 23, 2019.

It was evident to all that Michiel adored his wife, Judith (Jordan) and was blessed by wonderful relationships with family and friends. As a young child, Michiel was living on a rubber plantation in Sumatra, Indonesia when World War II broke out. The experience of spending four years in a Japanese Internment Camp had a profound effect on Michiel.

He was utterly devoted to his "Mama" until her death in 2008. After returning to Canada in 1946, Michiel attended Lakefield College School and then completed his Law Degree at The University of Western Ontario.

Eventually, Michiel headed West and settled in Vancouver, which for him, was his "Utopia" with it's lush forests, and pristine ocean.

Michiel was a deeply knowledgeable student of history, and had a passion for classical music, politics, cooking and nature. Michiel was a charismatic, quirky intellectual, a storyteller with a dry, sparkling sense of humour, who regaled all with his wit and charm. Michiel was a man of simple pleasures and was happiest at home with Judith and his dogs, Tallulah and Max, curled up beside him.

A memorial will take place on April 6, 2019 at St. Francis-inthe-Wood, 4773 Piccadilly Road South, West Vancouver, B.C. at 11:00 a.m., with a reception to follow.

Donations may be made in Michiel's name to the BCSPCA or The Children's Hearing and Speech Centre of B.C.

LEO SCHOTTE (Leendert Philippus) (June 10, 1941February 3, 2019)

Born in Rotterdam to Leen and Erkje Schotte, Leo was the youngest of seven children. The family immigrated to Edmonton in 1953. Leo was the first in his family to attend university, graduating with a BA in Political Science from the University of Alberta. After relocating to Toronto in 1972, he worked tirelessly on a wide range of business ventures, focusing on scrap metal recycling and breweries (Bond Metal Powders, S.

Cronish and Sons, Rhodes Tanks). He had ambitious plans for local improvements and international collaborations alike.

Unfailingly generous, Leo loved to celebrate with musicians, neighbours, and family members from coast to coast. He was a longtime supporter of the Toronto jazz scene, and immensely proud of his children. He was a voracious reader, and passionate about politics and economics.Leo died peacefully after suffering for the past several years from dementia caused by a series of strokes. Survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Diane (née Thompson); children, Margaret (Heather) and Jan (Rashida); and grandchildren, Evelyn, Corinna, Juliet, Spencer, and Elsie. He was predeceased by two sisters.

He is remembered by his surviving siblings, and his nieces and nephews across Canada, the United States, and the Netherlands. The family is grateful for the warm care he received at Cedarvale Terrace. A celebration of Leo's life will take place at Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Road (east gate entrance) on Saturday, February 9 from 3-5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society or a charity of your choice. For online condolences, please visit


1940 - 2019

William George McKenzie (Bill) Slater died peacefully, February 2, 2019, at the North Shore Hospice. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carol; his sons, David (Jessica), Jamie, Brad (Kate), and Scott (Jessica); as well as three grandchildren, Julia, Harvest, and Sawyer; and one grandchild on the way.

Bill earned success in sport as an Olympic swimmer and in business with the firm Phillips, Hager and North, but what mattered most to him was his family. He adored vacations to Boucherie Beach Resort and many family weekends in Whistler. Bill always expressed immense gratitude for his wonderful friends and loving family; we will cherish memories of him in our hearts for as long as we live.

At his request, a celebration of life will not be held. Bill appreciated, as did his family, the support from the caring staff of the North Shore Hospice.


January 7, 1923 January 30, 2019 Neil Sullivan died peacefully on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 96 years of age. Neil was born on January 7, 1923, in Portage la Prairie Manitoba.

He was the second son of Lorne and Margaret Sullivan (Ironside), and was predeceased by older brother, John (Jack), and younger brother, Hamilton.

Neil is survived by his wife of nearly 71 years, Joanne Noareen Helen (Ruttan); his daughter, Roberta Lynne Bayer (Sullivan); and son, Michael John Sullivan. Also by Roberta's husband, Thomas Francis Bayer of Paeonian Springs, Virginia, USA; their sons, Peter Christopher Lawrence and Nicholas Thomas Neil; as well as by Michael's wife, Carole Ida (Pinet) of Newmarket Ontario, and their daughter, Jacqueline Ashley.

Neil was a gracious and caring husband and father. He was a veteran of the Second World War, afterwards attending the University of Manitoba, where he graduated in accounting.

Neil and Joanne married in 1948. In 1963, Neil and Joanne moved to Guelph when he became comptroller of the Federated Colleges, which were administered by the Ontario Department of Agriculture. Then in 1965 he became comptroller of the University of Guelph, formerly the Ontario Agriculture College.

The funeral was held at St George's Anglican Church, Guelph, Ontario, January 16, 2019.


Died in Belleville, ON on January, 27, 2019 in her 91st year. Graduated in nursing from Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal in 1951. Loving wife for 59 years of the late Frederick McCoy Swaine. Dear mother of Fred B. of Canmore, AB and Donald (Diane) of Toronto. Devoted grannie of Erin. Predeceased by her brothers, Hugh, Robert and Charles; and her sister, Della Jean of Parkhill, ON.

Survived by much loved nieces, nephews and godchildren.

Cremation has taken place.

The family would like to thank the staff at Quinte Gardens for their care and thoughtfulness.

A Memorial Service will be held at Burke Funeral Home (613-968-6968), 150 Church St., Belleville on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a reception upstairs in the Terrace Lounge. Memorial donations to the charity of choice if desired.


Born May 23, 1942, Franeker, Friesland, The Netherlands. Died of mesothelioma December 15, 2018, Sechelt, BC.

Survived and mourned by his loving partner and caregiver extraordinaire, Christopher Pallett; by his sons, Julian Terpstra and Jacob Millar (Jay), their mother, Barbara Flagler and grandson, Alex Terpstra; by all his siblings, Veronica Richard, Margaret Cizmek, Jacoba Varnava (Andreas), Catharina Mol, and Henricus Terpstra (Christina Lord); by seventeen nieces and nephews; also by many dear friends, several of whom Germen called his "chosen family".

Germen lived life fully, passionately, and mindfully. A teacher and department head of English, he had a long respected career with the Toronto District School Board. For many years, he was an active member of the Toronto, the Ontario and the National Councils of Teachers of English. Notably, he played a significant part in designing, implementing, and fostering the Toronto Triangle Program. It is unique in Canada, providing, since 1996, an alternative school setting to LGBTQ youth. Germen knew well the aching need to have one's true self validated.

He loved the earth, the physical, growth, colour and style. He entered eagerly into the realm of spirit through healing energy work, indigenous tradition and the Radical Faerie movement.

The phoenix, tulip, owl, eagle and Green Man all spoke to him.

He was a Master Gardener, a wonderful conversationalist and a keen writer. Warmly physically affectionate, his hugs were so like him: capacious, strong, like arriving home.

All of us who loved Germen want to express heartfelt thanks to Dr.

Simon Reznick and members of the Sechelt Palliative Care team, Petrina, Leslie, Genyse and Jill for many months of devoted care and support.

There will be celebrations of Germen's life: in Sechelt, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. February 23 at the Sunshine Coast Arts Council; in Vancouver, likely late February; and in Toronto, early May. Details to be announced soon.

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