Saturday, February 17, 2018
DAVID AGG November 29, 1944- February 10, 2018
Modernity inserts itself into all things, even grieving and how we announce our grief. A few hours after my father died, I posted some of my favourite recent pictures of him and a couple of older ones on Instagram. I thought about writing seven or eight elegant sentences in an attempt to highlight how much I loved him and what a huge influence he'd been on me, and y'know, maybe a little bit about him, but just couldn't find the words, so I chose the broken-hearted emoji for a caption, which didn't even feel cheap.
It took a while for the callbacks to morph from the mirror responses of hearts and roses into words of support, which is really what we want and need in times of mourning, the acknowledgment from friends and family that we are loved, that our pain is theirs too.
I've been mourning my dad since his diagnosis of Alzheimer's six years ago.
My mother called me and even though I knew it was true--there'd been signs--she'd had to insist, and I still refused to accept it. I cried every day for a week. As his disease worsened, with long plateaus in between descents, my mother acted as his primary caregiver with a dug-in stubbornness, at first politely declining help and later outright refusing it. Perhaps it was an attempt to sustain an illusion that nothing much had changed, though my brother and I could see what a strain it was on her, eventually contributing to her death from kidney failure (and a broken heart) three years ago.
So even though I've felt orphaned for some time, now it's official, and I'm not sure how to feel, because when someone you love is slowly having their tremendous mind snatched from them in scraps, it is difficult not to feel some sense of relief when they no longer have to suffer so assaulting an indignity (even if contracting pneumonia in an Alzheimer's ward is another, equally awful indignity--but at least one you can quiet with morphine).
My dad built his own life. One of my favourite stories is how he put himself through Western University by working whatever jobs he could, one of which was peeling potatoes in the school's cafeteria. He'd play games with himself, "How many can I peel in ten minutes.in thirty minutes.in an hour?" and then try to best his records while peering out at a sea of hyperprivileged young men, thinking all the while "I'm gonna leave you bastards in the dust."
When he met my mother, Phyllis, he was teaching business at Birchmount Collegiate, where she taught French. She'd find excuses to visit his classroom and all the kids would file out, giggling. Their love was truly something to behold and set a standard for how important a great partner is. They married in 1969 and renewed their vows in a beautiful ceremony 40 years later. They were a perfect match, and brought out the best in each other. In 1975, after a very reasonable six years of childless bliss, they had me, were probably horrified at my insolence, and waited seven years to have my brother, Jonathan, who is a carbon copy of my mother, while I am basically a (slightly) more social version of my dad.
I grew up around a dinner table that was vibrant with conversations about politics and life, and after dinner, my dad and I would play chess. He never let me win, so the one time I did, I knew it meant something. He taught me how to think, and, through osmosis, he taught me that even though the world might not always be fair, working hard was its own reward--my god, that man had a strong work ethic. He was such a boot-strapper that, to be honest, it always surprised and delighted me that his inherent conservatism was mostly fiscal. That doesn't mean we didn't disagree about social issues--we did--but I can't help but think most of the time he was just trying to teach me to better articulate my ideas, and that he enjoyed being my foil.
He was always a bit of a loner who found solace in nature, so much so that he purchased a hundred acre farm a decade ago with the sole purpose of planting it with as many trees as possible. He'd get me to help and tell me we were just doing one row, then laugh and laugh as the row twisted and turned so that every time I'd think we'd reached the end there was, somehow, a new horizon around the corner.
After those long days, we'd sit on the porch, wrapped in blankets, and watch the sun set while we sipped rosé and talked. Sometimes he'd say something so precise, I'd forget his neural pathways were being clear cut with abandon. Occasionally, in the later years, I'd record our conversations -- which felt weird at the time, but has turned out to be a great comfort, just hearing the sound of his voice, knowing it lives in my phone.
We (my brother, Jonathan; his wife, Suzanne; my husband, Roland; and David's siblings, Joe, Peter and Stephanie, and their families) will miss him terribly. If you feel the urge to do something, and have the means, please donate to an Alzheimer's charity.
Written in grief by David's adoring daughter, Jen Agg.
DEATHS DAVID B. ANISMAN
On Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at his home in King City.
David Anisman, beloved husband of the late Sandra Anisman. Loving father and father-in-law of Paul F.
Anisman, Lorne and Mimi Anisman, Sharan Anisman and Brad Warner, and the late Elliott Anisman. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Molly and Arnold Shear, the late Yettie and Ben Goldhar, Frandel Leah Anisman, Louis and Mary Anisman, Sam and Eva Anisman, Sally and Morris Myers, Esther and Irving Pearl, Rose and Rudy Adler, Arthur and Sonia Anisman, and Toby and Bill Greenspoon.
Cherished grandfather of Eric and Alana, Erin, Morgan, and Sheridan. Great-grandfather of Josh, and Sarah. Very special thank you to Mona Florian for her care and devotion to David.
Funeral services will be held at Beth Emeth Synagogue, 100 Elder St. on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
Interment: Beth Emeth Synagogue section of Bathurst Lawn memorial Park.
Shiva: 110 Calvin Chambers, Thornhill, ON. Shiva visits Thursday following the interment up to 9:00 p.m., Saturday 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sunday through Tuesday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Evening services Thursday and Sunday through Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Friends of the Jerusalem College of Technology 416-787-7565.
JANET CASSILS BLACHFORD (nee Savage)
1938-2018 Janet died peacefully from leukemia at the Royal Victoria Hospital, on February 12, 2018.
She was the dear wife of John Blachford for over 56 years; beloved mother of Erik, Leith and Ian; affectionate mother-in-law of Maryam Mohit, Kingston Ip, and Laura Ierfino; and granny to Jake, Sedi-Anne, and Theo Blachford, Zander Ip, and Madeline and Lucas Blachford. She is survived also by her brother, John; her sister, Nancy; and nieces, nephews, and cousins galore.
A lifelong Montrealer, Janet graduated from The Study and spent many happy summers at Camp Ouareau in the Laurentians, first as a camper and later as staff. She received a BA and an MA in English Literature from McGill University, where she taught Advanced Composition and The Faculty Course in the 1960s. Later, she was a keen volunteer at McGill for many years, as Board Member and President of The Friends of the Library. She was also a Board Member of the Quebec Writers' Federation.
Her greatest loves outside her family were choral singing in different choirs, principally at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, gardening and writing fiction, which resulted in two published novels, Rehearsal and Blue Lake, finished in the months following her diagnosis.
She loved the life of the mind, coming back time and again to the words of John Milton, inscribed on the exterior wall of McGill's Redpath Library: Beholding the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies.
And though she'd have thought it the height of impertinence for us to include a quote here from her own novel Blue Lake, it seems only fitting that she gets the last word: Her own version of the Blue Lake island looked like a ship, the pines her sails, green wings in a high wind. That island had always been able to fly.
The family wishes to thank Wendy Wray of Women's Healthy Heart Initiative, Dr. Chaim Shustik, Dr.
Allan Sniderman, Dr. Kelly Davison, Dr. Michael Thirlwell, and all the exceptional nurses and staff of the Cedars Cancer Centre of the Royal Victoria Hospital for their compassion and kindness to all concerned, throughout Janet's illness.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Mount Royal Funeral Complex, 1297 Chemin de la Forêt, Outremont H2V 2P9 on Friday, February 23 at 11:00 a.m. As Janet loved colours, please do not limit your attire to black.
In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to Fiat Lux at McGill University, or the department of Oncology-Haematology at the Royal Victoria Hospital.
MAVIS ELIZABETH BONHAM (Paton)
Passed away peacefully at the Village of Tansley Woods in Burlington on Friday, February 9, 2018 at the age of 97.
Predeceased by loving husband of almost 70 years, Eric Ellis Bonham (2013).
Cherished mother of Catherine Bonham and David Bonham (Colleen). Devoted grandmother of Matthew Kisly. Loving sister to Weldon Paton (Margaret).
Private Cremation has taken place. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of QEW), Burlington, 905-632-3333, on Saturday February 24, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. (with a Reception to follow). If desired, donations in memory of Mavis may be made to the charity of your choice. http://www.smithsfh.com
Peacefully, on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at the age of 88. Many thanks to the dedicated doctors, nurses, and staff at the Jewish General Hospital.
Born in Tripi (Sparti), Greece, "Mr. George" or "General George" of George General Auto Repairs (corner Marie Anne E. and St.
Laurent Blvd; Plateau) since the 1950's, arrived in Montreal shortly after his WWII military and resistance service as a truck and tank engine mechanic. Like so many veterans of "The Greatest Generation," he embodied the idea of the Canadian immigration dream in what he always called "the greatest country in the world." After decades of hard work, sacrifice, great success, and even a few spectacular failures, by any measure, he lived a life fulfilled.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Anna (nee Kiorpelidis); his son, George Andrew (Cheryl); his daughter, Lea Olga Stamatikia; grandson, Joshua Andrew; his three surviving brothers, Tony (Eleni), John (Sophia), and Peter (Soula); his sisters, Tasia (John) and Leta (the late, Thano); sisterin-law, Thalia (the late, George; the late, Mike); brother-in-law, George (Carmen); along with many nieces, nephews, and their extensive families. He will be sadly missed by his family, many friends, generations of clients, and apprentice/master bodymen, painters, and engine mechanics.
Visitation will take place at Urgel Bourgie - Athos, 1255 Beaumont, Mont-Royal, (514) 735-2025 from 3 to 8 p.m., Monday, February 19, 2018. A funeral ceremony will take place at Saint George's Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 2455 Cote Ste Catherine Road, Outremont, QC H3T 1A8 (514) 738-3202 at 10 a.m., Tuesday, February 20, 2018.
Final resting place, Urgel Bourgie Cemetery in TMR. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Jewish General Hospital Charitable Trust in memory of George Bougadis would be appreciated.
October20, 1932 February14, 2018
We sadly announce the death of our dear father, Hendrik Bres at age 85 on February 14, 2018 at the Sarcee Carewest Hospice, Calgary Alberta. He died surrounded by family after a brief illness after several years with cancer.
Dad was born in 1932 in The Hague, the Netherlands. He moved to Canada in 1959 with his wife, raising three children, becoming a Canadian citizen and working his trade as a printer. He later devoted his full energies to his artistic career as a painter and an active member of the Alberta art world. He was an influential member and annual contributor to the Edmonton Contemporary Artists Society. He had several solo art exhibits in commercial galleries and the Edmonton Art Gallery. He lived in Calgary in his later years.
He is survived by his loving children, Odd (Barb), Karin (Mark) and Faye (Lawrence); and grandchildren, Alexander, Margo, Erika, Shayne, William, Simon, and Devon. We are forever thankful for him and will miss him.
We especially thank the caring staff at the Rockyview Hospital and the Sarcee Carewest Hospice.
A celebration and memorial will be held this spring. We invite you to leave memories and messages with Elegant Tributes Funeral Chapel, Calgary, Alberta.
WILLIAM GEORGE CHIPMAN "Bill" Q.C. June 11, 1923 February 9, 2018
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our dear husband and father, Bill Chipman.
Born in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, Bill graduated from Acadia University with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and English in 1943 and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force, attaining the rank of Flying Officer, 1943 - 1945. In 1948, he received his LL.B. degree from Dalhousie University and was admitted to the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society. After just one year, he relocated to Alberta to practice Law first in Calgary and then Edmonton, where he lived for the rest of his life. He remained active in the legal profession into his 90s, maintaining his membership in the Law Society of Alberta and serving as a senior advisor with Gunn Law Group. In 2016, Canadian Lawyer magazine named him "the oldest practicing lawyer on the Prairies." He was appointed Queen's Council in 1962.
Bill is survived by his dear wife, Ann; his children, June Elizabeth (Robert Dickenson), Susan Ann, and James Richard; his grandchildren, Carrie Anne, Christin Nancy, Cayley Janet, Jack William Herbert, and Rachel Ann Dickenson; and his greatgranddaughters, Morgan Ida Marcus and Breda Mae Campbell.
He is predeceased by his parents, Timothy Brooks Chipman and Ethel Maude Chipman (Hayward); his sister, Olive Alice Chipman; and his son, Timothy William George Chipman.
We would like to extend our gratitude to Bill's caregivers and friends: Dr. Fraser Armstrong, Susan and Ed Major, Rose Piotrkowski, Laurie Tate and everyone at Southwest Homecare and Bayshore Home Health for supporting Bill in his wish to live at home for as long as possible while battling cancer. Special thanks to Meirav Or and all the nurses and caregivers at Capital Care Lynwood, where our parents lived together over the past four months.
Family and friends are invited to gather on Saturday, February 17 at 2:00 p.m. at Westlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, 16310 Stony Plain Road in Edmonton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alberta SPCA or the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
WILLIAM HENRY COCKSHUTT
With heavy hearts we announce the gentle passing of William Henry (Bill) Cockshutt on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at the age of 89. Bill leaves behind an adoring wife, Helen; his four married sons, Tony (Jane), Dean (Connie), Franklin (Upama), Neal (Tania); and their families. He was an attentive husband and wonderful father and grandfather to Roger, Jan, Evan, Lisa, Bailey and April. He is also survived by his three sisters, Janice (Graham, deceased) Kneale, Barbara (Ken) Harper and Bette Ross.
Bill was a warm and thoughtful gentleman who treated those around him with respect. He was easily approachable and left a lasting impression on people of being "a great guy". Bill came from the family that developed Cockshutt Farm Equipment. He worked for the company, and in later years spent his time researching and writing several books about both the company and his family heritage. He found strength, support and companionship through the International Cockshutt Club which evolved from a club into something more like an extended family.
Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m.
on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, with the service beginning at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations to the Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario (http://www.parkinsonsociety.ca) would be greatly appreciated.
For information and online condolences, please visit http://www.westviewfuneralchapel.com
NINA COTE (nee McNamara)
Of Catalina, Newfoundland.
Wife of Marc Cote of Brighton, Ontario, died at their home holding his hand on Monday, February 12, 2018. She was recovering from heart surgery. Nina was a renowned breeder of Newfoundland dogs for almost 50 years. She was 80.
Missed by her husband and their children Marc Andre, Sonya and Richard.
Celebration of Life Thursday, February 22nd, Brighton Funeral Home.
EILEEN FLEMING COULTON (née Athersmith)
It is with sadness that we announce the death of Eileen Coulton (Athersmith) on February 11, 2018 at the age of 98. Beloved wife of the late James Lloyd Coulton. Most cherished mother of James William (Judith Kashul) and John David; Grama to Ruth Ann Elizabeth (Eric Lemke) and to James Michael Athersmith; and Great- Grama to Lily Ruth and Ella Ann. Born June 24, 1919 in Goderich, Ontario, the second daughter of Elizabeth McCann and William Fleming Athersmith, both from the UK.
Predeceased by her sister Norah.
Eileen attended schools in Stratford, Ontario, Ulverston, Lancs, UK, and then Stratford Normal School where she met Jim Coulton. Eileen and Jim married on June 3, 1944 in Stratford. They located to St-Hyacinthe, Quebec where Jim served as officer in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve during World War II. In 1945, they returned to Toronto where their sons were born. They had a wonderful marriage together, she a stalwart supporter of Jim's professional responsibilities at Upper Canada College and at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church (TEMC). Together in retirement, they travelled the world before Jim died in 2000.
Eileen was a volunteer extraordinaire: Fred Victor Mission; Church School, Community Service Group, and Food Bank, all at TEMC; Ontario Welcome House; teaching English as a Second Language; Later Life Learning at the University of Toronto.
And, with Jim, she founded Inasmuch, a charitable foundation supporting specific projects led by individuals in South Africa, Guatemala, Peru, Vietnam, and Toronto.
Eileen was a role model: in her early years, for lending a helping hand and for her strong leadership; in her later years, for her gracious, constantly positive manner, cheerfulness and heartfelt greetings. Her life- long volunteerism was recognized with the Community Service Award (2003) from The Empire Club of Canada; the Citizenship Award (2010) from the St. George's Society of Toronto; and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012).
Eileen remained in her own home and her family is grateful for the dedicated care of Majien Dela Concha, Majielen Lalas, Adel Cho, and Maribel David.
Family flowers only.
Donations in Eileen's memory may be made to Inasmuch (51 Caribou Road, Toronto, M5N 2A6); or to the Minister's Discretionary Fund at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church (temc.ca); or to The James L.
Coulton Scholarship Fund (ucc.on.ca). A Service of Celebration of Eileen's life will be held at TEMC on April 6, 2018, 2:00 p.m. She will remain in our hearts forever.
ANDREW MACPHERSON CRAWFORD "Sandy" April17, 1954 February11, 2018
Peacefully and surrounded by his family, Sandy passed away after a hard fought and brave battle with Huntington's Disease.
Predeceased by his parents, Donald and Joan; Sandy is survived by his wife, Kathleen (Fitzgibbons); his children, Ryan, Andrew, and Megan (Matthew McGuinness); and siblings, Judy Rawley (Kim), Donald (Shelley), Cameron (Dijana) and Angus (Laurel). He will be sadly missed by his many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. West on Tuesday, February 20th from 5-8 p.m.
Funeral Services to be held at Rosedale United Church, 159 Roxborough Drive, on Wednesday, February 21st at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Huntington's Society of Canada would be greatly appreciated.
JAMES PETER FERGUSON
Passed away peacefully, in his sleep on February 7, 2018 at the age of 80 years. Adored husband of Patricia Rose (nee Woodruff) for 57 years. Loving father of Jim Ferguson and wife, Catherine of London; Carolyn Laton and husband, Dan of Petrolia. Loving and proud papa of Mikaela, Ross, Chantal, and Julia. Dear brother of Trudy Chaika and husband, John; Linda Ferguson and Jim; and his late brother, Ed Ferguson; and surviving wife, Ann. Missed by his eight nieces and nephews.
James was born and grew up on a farm in Landis, Saskatchewan and often recounted stories of the challenges and rewards of growing up in mid-20th century rural Saskatchewan. Leaving the farm to see the world, he joined the RCAF as a navigator and was stationed in France, where he met and married Patricia. After he left the RCAF, James joined the Montreal office of Clarkson Gordon in 1965 as a tax manager, becoming a Chartered Accountant in 1970. Later in 1974, the family moved to the Windsor area when he joined Hiram Walker and Sons as a tax manager, eventually rising through the corporate ranks to become Senior VP, Treasurer and CFO. After Allied Lyons (later Allied Domecq) acquired Hiram Walker, he worked from the UK offices of Allied Domecq as VP Corporate Strategy, circling the globe for business opportunities and acquisitions. His travels took him frequently to all continents except Antarctica. He made a point to learn and respect local customs and cultures of the places he visited, although karaoke in Asia was a definite challenge for him. Ultimately, however, he was happy to leave the airports and jetlag behind when he retired in 1998.
Throughout and despite his busy career, James was devoted to his family and fully involved in the lives of his children and later his grandchildren, and in his last years, to caring for Patricia.
Both before and after retirement, James and Patricia travelled extensively, with many trips to Europe and special memories of cruises, particularly to Alaska and the Baltic. He became a keen gardener (with a special love for Delphiniums and Dahlias) and woodworker. James loved puttering around his home on the Detroit River or reading his favourite books under the maple tree by the river. He also enjoyed driving around Windsor in Jennie, his 1948 International pick-up truck.
If you so wish, donations made to the Salvation Army or the Windsor Downtown Mission in James' memory would be welcome.
Arrangements entrusted to Families First, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. He will be interred at Woodland Cemetery, London on a later date. Please share memories, photos or make a donation online at http://www.FamiliesFirst.ca
MARDI JANE FALCONER (nee Saunders )B.A.,M.S.W. 1933-2018
passed away peacefully in the early hours of Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 27 months after the death of her much-loved husband, Bob.
The two had met at the University of Toronto in the early 1950s and began, soon after, a marriage of more than 60 years.
Born to Marjorie and Robert Hood Saunders, Mardi came from a privileged background her father, a prominent criminal lawyer was mayor of Toronto from 1945 to 1948, then Chairman of Ontario Hydro and the St Lawrence Seaway.
Mardi went to Bishop Strachan School and Lawrence Park Collegiate. As a 20-year-old student at U of T's Victoria College, she attended with her parents the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and cherished the velvet stools the three were given as seats in the choir loft -- "the best seats in the house," Mardi always said.
Newly married, Mardi taught at a primary school in North York when first she graduated, but wanted to do more. She got her Masters of Social Work from U of T and took on some hard cases, first in Warrendale, an experimental facility for troubled teens, then at the Children's Aid Society in downtown Toronto. It wasn't easy. More than once she came home shaken at the end of the day after someone had pulled a knife or otherwise threatened her.
Mardi and Bob lived most of their lives in the confines of the genteel Lawrence Park neighbourhood in Toronto, a city she never stopped loving and, to the very end, marveled at its tall buildings and the diversity of new arrivals.
Mardi and Bob never had children. Her great loves were her husband, their dogs - three Labrador Retrievers that spanned a period of almost 50 years --their cottage on Lake Joseph next to the Crawfords and her goddaughter, Mardi Witzel, their numerous and exotic travels to more than 50 countries about which she compiled enormous photo albums, her school friends Denyse Crawford, Marg Perkins and Pat Dalton with whom she stayed close all her life, and quiet holiday celebrations with family members Mardi and Bob were inspirations to more than two generations of Falconer descendants. She leaves behind Bob's two sisters, Adele Martin and June Polack; as well as their seven children, Patrick Martin and Mardi Wheeler, David Polack, Brenda Jenkins, Robert (Polack) Falconer, Russell Polack and Andrew Polack.
Then a host of great-nieces and nephews, Gabriel, Samuel, Ella, Eden, Meaghan, Christopher, Amanda, Emily, Meaghan, Nicole, Braighton, Kenzi, Rory, and their young children.
Mardi received wonderful care from people at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Special thanks go to Dr. Andrea David and the team of doctors and nurses in Sunnybrook's family medical practice, as well as to Dr. Dov Gandell, her geriatrician and Dr. Robert Maggisano, her cardiologist. With their guidance Mardi was able to live out her last months at home, thanks also to the fine care provided by her caregivers Aida Asuncion, Carmelita Audencial, Remy Matias, and palliative-care nurse Beth and Dr. Jennifer Arvanitis.
Friends may visit at the Humphrey Miles Funeral Home, 1403 Bayview Avenue, on Tuesday, February 20th, from 12:00 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with interment at Mt.
It would make Mardi enormously happy if contributions could be made in her memory to the Children's Aid Society of Toronto or to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care.
JAMES DAVID FLOYD 1933 - 2018
After a long illness, Jim passed away peacefully in Toronto on February 7, 2018.
Born in Toronto, Jim was the cherished only child of George and Mary "Pat" Floyd (nee Kirkpatrick) both of whom came from a long line of proud Nova Scotians.
Predeceased in 2014 by the love of his life Frances (nee Frey) after 59 years of marriage.
Survived by his loving daughters Karen, Heather (Mark Noskiewicz) and Frances (Denis Feltrin).
Beloved Poppa to James, Andrew and Trevor Noskiewicz and Claire and Eric Feltrin. He also leaves dear sisters-in-law Shirley Feeley (James, predeceased) of Pleasanton, California and Jane Frey (Ernie, predeceased) of Smith Falls, Ontario. Jim will be missed by nieces and nephews Gregory, Rosemary and Michael Feeley, Ernie, Eric, Martha, Brenda and Andrea Frey, and their families and by Cynthia Kirkpatrick (Stuart, predeceased) and cousins Jean and Helen Kirkpatrick of Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia.
Jim attended Oriole Park Public School, University of Toronto Schools (UTS) and the University of Toronto where, following in his father's and grandfather's footsteps, he graduated with a degree in Applied Science and Engineering (class of 5T6). Highlights of his school years include playing varsity basketball and football, sailing to England as a naval cadet for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, and enjoying the camaraderie of his fraternity brothers at U of T.
Jim enjoyed a long and successful career with Shell Canada. Starting in southwestern Ontario, he rose steadily in the company, ultimately retiring as a senior executive. While spending the majority of his career in Toronto, Jim also enjoyed three years heading up the western region in Vancouver and considerable international travel.
Jim and Frances led a very active and social life. They took great pleasure in hosting many memorable parties with family and friends at their homes in Toronto and Mulmur as well as at the family cottage on beautiful Kahshe Lake. In his later years, after hanging up his skis, golf clubs and tennis racket, Jim loved playing bridge at the Granite Club and especially with his dear bridge friends at their weekly game nights. Throughout his life, and particularly in his retirement years, Jim delighted in many travel adventures to destinations all over the world. Closer to home, Jim spent many winters skiing with his children and later his grandchildren at Beaver Valley Ski Club.
Jim was proud of his family. A firm believer in education, he supported his daughters' and grandchildren's studies at universities across Canada. He could often be found cheering on the sidelines as they pursued various athletic and artistic endeavours.
Affable, loyal and true, Jim was a gentleman who had a kind word for all. Jim appreciated the many happy moments he shared with his lifelong friends as well as their unfailing support. They enriched his life immeasurably.
A celebration of life will be held Monday February 26th, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto. Private cremation. If you wish, donations in memory of Jim may be made to the UTS building fund at https:// btf.utschools.ca.
EVA VAN GEYN December 2 1923 February 12, 2018
Eva Van Geyn crossed her bridge to heaven, when she passed away peacefully on February 12, 2018 in Burlington, Ontario, three years after her husband Jaap.
Our sweet great-grandmother, grandmother, aunt, mother-inlaw and mother was an inspiration to all of us, Kaelyn, Liam, Michael, Gillian, Christine, Evan, David, Karen, Jordan, Tiffany, Elizabeth, Suzen, Barbara, Alan and Gerrit.
This granddaughter of Yorkshire coal miners and 19 year old war bride, met Dutch Queens Juliana and Wilhelmina in Guelph, charmed the McKinsey stars reorganizing Royal Dutch Shell in Venezuela, dined with the wife of J. Paul Getty on Cunard liners, hob knobbed with Oxbridge grads and was equally adored by people of all stations in life. She lived in five countries, spoke four languages, fit in and contributed anywhere, everywhere, all due to her remarkable sweetness, kindness and insight into people. She charmed, amused and disarmed all who engaged with her.
We are overwhelmed with appreciation for the kind and attentive care of the caregivers at Comfort Keepers and Sunrise, as well as the tender and capable care at Joseph Brant Hospital.
You will always be in our hearts.
Hasta Mañana Iguana
RHODA GLADYS GILLESPIE
Peacefully passed away in her sleep on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at her home, in her 96th year.
Predeceased by her beloved husband, Wallace; and son, Mark. Loving mother of Tara (Charles) Nassar. Devoted grandmother of Nada (Robert) and Aftim; and greatgrandmother of Anna-Sophie and Abigail. Dear sister of Sally Campbell; and aunt of Fiona, Gay, John, Fred, David, Patty, and Peter. Rhoda will be fondly remembered by Richard.
Curious about the world and always looking forward, she was devoted to her family and friends and gave so much joy, support, and wisdom.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2018 from2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge St., at Goulding, southof Steeles). A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. George on Yonge (5350 Yonge St.). In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation.
Condolences http://www.rskane.ca R.S. Kane 416-221-1159
ROBERT ALLAN HAMILTON
Peacefully went to be with the Lord, at the Veterans Centre - Sunnybrook Hospital on Friday, February 9, 2018, three days before his 97th birthday. Predeceased in 1999 by his wife of 53 years Annettie (Reid), for whom he cared daily through her long journey with early-onset Alzheimer's, and in 2014 by his wife of twelve years Loreen (Wilson).
Allan has left a legacy of faith for his family to follow and has modeled a character of faithfulness in support of his family, friends and church.
Loving father of Anne Crawford (Robert) and Robert Hamilton (Cathy). Proud grandfather of Andrea Bax (Timothy), Jonathan Crawford (Candace), Austin Hamilton (Marianne), and Catherine Gillis (David). Great-grandfather of Riley, Ethan, Jackson, Ayden, Lachlan, Adelaide, Niall, Harriet, and Mae.
Predeceased by his four sisters, Ruby White (Herb), Elsie Rickard (Les), Winnie Peat (Alec), Evelyn Miller (Bill); and by his five brothers-in-law, Jim (Gladys), Ted (Ruth), Bill (Audrey), Art (Doris), and Ken (Doreen).
He studied Engineering at the University of Toronto, served in the Navy until the end of World War II, and spent the majority of his career with Bell Canada, living and working for many years in Montreal.
A special thank-you to all of the caregivers at the Veterans Centre - Sunnybrook Hospital who were so helpful to him over the final years of his life.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Alzheimer's Association of Canada and the Veterans Centre - Sunnybrook Hospital would be appreciated by the family.
A private service to honour Allan's memory is being held by the family at a later date.
HOWARD LYNN JACKMAN
Passed away peacefully at St. Michael's Hospital on Friday, February 9, 2018.
Survived by Marlene, his loving wife of 56 years; sons, Steven (Sherri), and Peter; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Gregory and Sierra; sister, Barbara; sisters-in-law, Margery and Nancy; special niece, Suzanne; and extended family.
A private Celebration of Life will be held in memory of Howard Lynn.
ELLEN PATRICIA JOHN (nee Roberts)
August 9, 1924 February 11, 2018 It is with profound sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother, Patricia John, in her home surrounded by family on February 11, 2018 in her 94th year.
Beloved wife of the late Edwin Paul John, cherished mother of Sunit (Lyn), Prakash (Gail), Ajit (Margaret), Nirmala (Richard), Edwina (Don), adored "Grandma John" to 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, loved by her sole surviving sister, Mavis Vats.
With an unwavering faith in God, Patricia lived a life of selfless devotion to her family and friends who will miss her grace, gentleness, humour and infinite kindness.
Deepest gratitude to Petra, Jordie and all the staff at St Matthew's Bracondale House for their incomparable care. "Rest eternal grant unto her O Lord, and may light perpetual shine upon her."
Visitation on Monday, February 19, 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, 416-489-8733. Funeral service on Tuesday, February 20 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Bloor Street Anglican Church, 227 Bloor St E, Toronto. Private interment at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Bible Society: biblescanada.com, World Vision Canada: worldvision.ca or St Matthew's Bracondale House: http://www.smbh.ca would be appreciated.
MAXIMILIAN HEINZ KOENIG July14, 1999-Calgary, Alberta February12, 2018-Calgary,Alberta
On a snowy night, in the middle of Stampede Week in Calgary, Alberta, Maximilian (Max) Heinz Koenig was born on July 14, 1999. Lynn (McKenzie) and Markus Koenig were the proud parents of "Cowboy Koenig" - Max's official nametag from the Rockyview General Hospital. Although Max's will to stay here with us was strong, it is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Max on Monday, February 12, 2018.
Max will be missed every day by his mother, Lynn; his father, Markus; and his sister and confidante, Stephanie. Max was much loved by his grandmother, Anne McKenzie ("Nee") of Calgary, Alberta; and his grandparents, Agnes ("Oma") and Heinz ("Opa") Koenig of Wyhl, Germany. Max was predeceased by his grandfather, Hugh McKenzie. Max will be forever missed by his aunts, his uncles, his 12 cousins in Canada, and his four cousins in Germany. Cousin Max had a nickname for everyone in the family (whether they liked it or not) and the unique ability to "photo bomb" every family photo. Once in awhile though, Max would let his mother, Lynn, capture him in all his glowing, golden perfection as only she could.
Max will be missed by his friends and teachers from Elbow Park School, Rideau Park School, Connect Charter School, Bishop Carroll High School and most recently the University of Calgary, Faculty of Engineering. Max greatly enjoyed science and math. At Connect Charter School, Max's scientific bent was revealed at a Grade nine science fair competition.
Max will be especially missed by his friends and coaches at the Calgary Canoe Club (the "CCC"). Besides his official family, Max's real home was the CCC, where he spent most of his summers (the official family was occasionally granted a visit). Max was a good mentor for younger paddlers at the CCC and many happy hours were spent there working and training.
Max taught himself to play the guitar and had written some of his own songs. Max was also willing to teach others to play the guitar but the results of this were mixed at best.
Max and his father, Markus, shared a love of flying. This passion started with Markus flying baby Max in his arms through the air over everyone's heads (and sometimes coming pretty close to landing). No bigger smile was ever seen on a boy's face. Markus and Max continued their aeronautical studies with books on planes, remote-controlled planes and eventually flying actual planes together.
We will miss the years that were to come with Max, but we cherish every memory we have of the sweet, gentle boy and the man he became intelligent, creative, handsome, thoughtful and so very funny. While these are fine qualities, it was Max's love for his family, his friends and his black lab Tina that truly made him great.
He was a truly beautiful person.
We love you, Max and we miss you.
Reception will be at the Calgary Golf and Country Club, 900 - 50th Avenue S.W. at 5:00 p.m on Sunday, February 18th. Please join us to celebrate Max's life. No denim please. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Calgary Canoe Club.
If you cannot attend, please spend some time by or on the water.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doSUVja8ojQ Spend some time with him and Tina https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHsrPWcQecc&t=73s In living memory of Max Koenig, 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.
GORDON M. KROLMAN M.D., F.R.C.S. (Edin.), F.R.C.S. (Canada) Born Winnipeg, 1929 died on February 9, 2018 at home in Liverpool, NS.
BRUCE ARTHUR LaROCHELLE
Died in Ottawa on February 15, 2018, at the age of 65, of smoking-related pancreatic cancer.
Predeceased by parents Arthur and Margaret. Survived by cherished daughters Ashley and Sonja, and caring ex-wife Celestine (Sally) Usselman. Also survived by dear sister Judith Sutherland (Alan) and brother Mark.
Condolences/Tributes/ DonationsHulse, Playfair & McGarryhttp://www.hpmcgarry.ca
DR. EMMANUEL S. LILKER
On Thursday February 15, 2018 at his home. Beloved husband of Harriet Lilker.
Loving father and father-inlaw of Barbara and Jordan Oelbaum, Dr. Suzanne Lilker and David Sigal, Amy Lilker and Bradley Einarsen.
Devoted grandfather of Phillip, Emily, Julia, Simone, Zoe, and Coco.
At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Interment at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva at 19 Ava Road, Toronto.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph's Health Centre Foundation 416-530-6704 or Philip and Freda Lilker Foundation at The Canadian Friends of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 416-485-8000
LAWRENCE KEITH LYNCH "Larry"
80, of Wolfville, N.S passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018. Born 1937 in Greenhill, N.S, he attended Windsor Academy, hitchhiking the 10 miles to and fro each week.
After graduating in 1954, he joined the Bank of Nova Scotia, starting a career of 40 years. He first worked in Windsor, N.S., with short assignments in several Maritime branches, followed by a move to Toronto. Over the next few years he worked at Yonge & St. Clair, Lawrence & Birchmount, then in Hamilton, Belleville, Galt and Kitchener branches.
In 1970, he became Senior Assistant Manager in Nassau, Bahamas. In 1972, he was offered the post of Manager in Piraeus, Greece. It was there he met his future wife, an Immigration Officer at the Canadian Embassy in Athens.
A posting to Dublin, Ireland (and marriage) followed and 2 years later, a posting to Port of Spain, Trinidad. Returning to Canada, he worked in various positions in Ontario; in Regional office for Eastern Canada, as Area Manager of about 30 branches, and in head office in Toronto.
Another international assignment followed as Managing Director in Scotiabank affiliate Maduro and Curiel's Bank, Curacao, where he served until his retirement in 1995. While in Curacao, he also served as Honorary Canadian Consul.
Upon retirement, he took a keen interest in Wolfville town affairs and followed his interests in a number of community groups.
He will be terribly missed by his wife, Christine; daughter, Carol Millman of Port Moody B.C; grandchildren, William and Charlotte; brother, Darryl (Debbie), of Inisfil, ON.; and many other relations and friends. Cremation has taken place according to his wishes.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate Larry's life at a future date. Memorial donations may be directed to the Alzheimer Society or the Valley Hospice Foundation.
Online inquiries and condolences may be directed to http://www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com
MONICA MARGARET MACIVER (nee Foley)
Born in Carlisle, England in 1925.
Passed away peacefully at West Park Healthcare Centre, Toronto on February 6, 2018 with her daughter and caring staff by her side. Monica was a trained nurse who worked in England during World War 2 and was a devoted Military wife to Mac, Surgeon Commodore Donald Maciver and followed him wherever his career or their adventures took them.
During Dad's career they lived in England, Halifax, Zweibrucken, Ottawa and Port Lambton. In retirement they moved to Cyprus from where they enjoyed much exploration of the world. On returning to Canada they lived in Kingston before their final years in Toronto. She had a wonderful life. Monica was a loving mother and taught her children about the love of family and God. She loved her grandchildren, always enjoying their visits. Monica doted on all her pets.
Monica was an incredible baker and cook who has passed her recipes down the generations.
Monica is predeceased by her husband, Donald (Mac); her "favorite" son, Donald; and her brother-in-law, John. She is survived by her "favorite" daughter, Margaret Pace (Michael) of Toronto; her daughter-in-law, Jeanine (Donald) of Vancouver; four grandchildren, (Jaclyn, Cheryl, Heather and Colin); and her nephew, Iain (Marg); his son, Rob (Hannah); and his daughter, Beth (Thom).
The family is extremely grateful for the care and love provided by the staff of 3WD at West Park Healthcare Centre where she resided for over 10 years. A special thanks is extended to Kingsway Lambton United Church, especially Reverend David Winsor, who brought her great comfort. The family also greatly appreciates the care given to Monica for many years by Home Instead Senior Care.
A private family service will be held at Kingsway Lambton United Church with interment at a later date at the National Military Cemetery at Beechwood in Ottawa. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Kingsway Lambton United Church or the West Park Health Centre Foundation. Monica is entrusted to our Lord's loving care. The family takes great comfort in knowing Monica is re-united with her husband and son. Rest in peace.
D'ARCY MACKENZIE BA, CA
With great sadness we announce the passing of D'Arcy Adam Gordon Mackenzie, not unexpectedly, but still too soon.
D'Arcy remained his enchanting self, surrounded by family, until the early hours of February 12, 2018. His father accompanied him to the hereafter a day later. Born in Toronto on April 30, 1960 to Michael and Sheila Mackenzie.
He is survived by his mother and step-mother June.
Loved husband of Leslie Chambers. Devoted and much adored father of Molly and Isobel.
Cherished brother to Landon (Donald), Annabel (Douglas) and Hugh (Paula). Faithful uncle to Cluny, Meghan, Jeffryn, Georgia, Michael, Blair, and Madeline.
Dearly missed by mother-in-law, Wendy Chambers; sisters-in-law, Tanya (Sean) and Jenn (Mike); and their children, Lucy, Hannah, Ethan and Madeline.
His life was a blessing to us all.
Service to be held Wednesday, February 21 at 5:00 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Square (Queen and Bay) Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully accepted to Anthroposophical Society in Canada Inc. (specify Economic Conference-Goetheanum fund) Charity #135250298RR0001.
MICHAEL ALEXANDER MACKENZIE BA, FCA, MBA
Died on February 13, 2018 leaving behind his lovely and much loved wife, June; and his children, Landon (Donald), Annabel (Douglas), Hugh (Paula) and D'Arcy (deceased) (Leslie); his grandchildren, Cluny, Meghan, Jeffryn, Georgia, Michael, Blair, Madeline, Molly and Isobel; his brother, Hugh; his sister, Landon; his stepdaughters, Cheryll (Carol) and Pamela, their daughters, Allison, Jennifer and Julie; and numerous nieces and nephews.
His first marriage to Sheila Higgins ended in divorce and his second marriage to Marnie Laidlaw ended with her death in 1982. Michael was born in Toronto on October 18, 1926 to Hugh Alexander and Alice (Sawtelle) Mackenzie. He grew up in London, Ontario and was educated at Lakefield Preparatory School and London South Collegiate Institute.
Following his high school, he tutored for a year at Pickering College before attending the University of Toronto (Trinity College) graduating with BA in Honours History in 1948. In 1953, he became a CA after studying at Clarkson Gordon then on to the Harvard Business School as a Baker Scholar earning an MBA with distinction in 1955. Michael was named a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1965.
Most of Michael's distinguished professional career was spent with Clarkson Gordon (now Ernst & Young) in Toronto and Montreal.
His unusual competence led to his appointment as the first federal Superintendent of Financial Institutions in 1987, a position he occupied with skill and intelligence until 1994. The regulatory approaches taken under his direction have lasted serving the country well in the financial market turmoil following 2008.
After retirement, he took up a number of positions: executive in residence at the Schulich School of Business at York University; consultant to the World Bank in the area of financial supervision; co-founder of the Toronto International Centre for Financial Sector Supervision which continues to provide leadership training programs for public sector individuals from countries all around the world. He was also a member of the board of ING Canada, the country's largest property and casualty insurance company and a member of the Actuarial Standards Council.
Michael's other interests were broad, notably public affairs, the arts and health care. He was a member of the board of the Canadian Institute on Public Affairs, active on the board of the Art Gallery of Ontario as well as a trustee of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. In 1984 he became president of the Palliative Care Foundation, served on the boards of Cancer Care Ontario and the Princess Margaret Hospital.
When Michael and June moved to Cobourg after Michael's retirement they both became very active in the community, greatly appreciated by all. Before he died Michael said that he had been blessed with more than his fair share of good luck enabling him to lead a rich and rewarding life.
A celebration of Michael's life will be held on Saturday, February 24th at 2:00 p.m. in Victoria Hall in Cobourg. Doors will be open at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully accepted to Northumberland Hills Hospital.
Condolences received at http://www.MacCoubrey.com.
CAROLYN ANN MCCREARY July 13, 1941 February 10, 2018
Carolyn Ann McCreary (née Ward) passed away at Kingston General Hospital on February 10, 2018.
She was 76.
Carolyn was born in Stratford and raised in Lindsay, Ontario.
A nursing placement in Kingston led to meeting her husband, Dr. Bruce McCreary. Carolyn dedicated her full time to raising their four children while Bruce worked at his psychiatric practice across Eastern Ontario.
Carolyn had bipolar disorder, a condition she battled with courage and strength. It did not shake her love for her family.
It did not keep her from raising her children and encouraging them to find their places in wide ranging careers.
Carolyn had a sharp wit and little patience for pretence. She sought to have real and meaningful conversations with everyone she met. Carolyn was predeceased by her husband, Bruce, by just a few months. She is survived and missed by her children, Rick (Lois), Janet (Bernard), Alison (Martin) and Andrew (Paula). Loving Nan to Alison, Kevin, Liam, Jacob and Ruby. Carolyn is also survived by her brother, Robert; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial to celebrate Carolyn was held. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by Carolyn's family.
ROBERT JOHN McKNIGHT November 17, 1951February 9, 2018
Rob passed away peacefully in Kingston surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Margaret Betts. Loving son of Winn McKnight and the late Russell McKnight (1974). He will be missed by his sisters, Lynn Koroniak (Maurice), Laurie McKnight (Grant Gilliland); and his brother Doug McKnight (Jill); by his nieces, Stephanie McKnight (Travis Cooper) and Ben and Spencer, Jessica Garten (Micah) and Winn; and nephew, Luke Walker; and by brother-in-law, Jim Betts (Kate Barris); and nieces, Courtenay and Emilie Betts.
Rob had many loyal friendships that he developed through his love and passion for skiing, golfing, hockey, cards, and regular "business" breakfasts and dinners. Rob put his keen mind to work as an entrepreneur in the area of real estate development and financial investment, and was dedicated to the wise management of the properties left in his father Russ McKnight's estate.
Although Rob was a reserved person he was known for his quick wit, his storytelling, his integrity, honesty and loyalty.
In his quiet way he was very generous in supporting and advising many people including his friends, tenants, Hospice Kingston, Almost Home, business colleagues and his family, especially his spouse Margaret and his mother Winn. His academic studies at Queen's University prepared him for his chosen career as an entrepreneur.
Rob was in the classes of B.Sc.'73 (Civil) and MBA '75.
We all have deep respect for the way Rob faced his cancer diagnosis and lived a rich and engaged life until the end.
A Celebration of Life will be held at James Reid Funeral Home, 1900 John Counter Blvd., Kingston on Saturday February 24th, at 2:00 p.m., with a reception to follow.
Visitation will be February 24th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rob's name can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be left online at http://www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com
H. GERALDINE POTTER (née Bain) April29, 1911 February11, 2018
Although Geraldine was born while her family was temporarily in British Columbia, her roots and upbringing were Nova Scotian, and she proudly regarded herself as a Bluenoser, raised in Liverpool, on Nova Scotia's South Shore. Born when Laurier was in office, she lived through the prime ministerships of 16 men and one woman.
The daughter of Irving Bain and Florence (Zwicker) Bain (the Bains originally hailed from Yarmouth and the Zwickers from Lunenburg); Gerry was predeceased by her sister, Marjorie; brother, Lewis; and in 1996, by her husband, Frank Potter. She is survived by her son, Richard (married for 50 years to Anne Baldwin, who died in 2012 in Prince Edward County, Ontario, now with his partner, Joan Somerville, in Cambridge, Ontario); her grandson, David (Deb) of Calgary and their four children, Nicholas, Ridley, Emmett and Waverly; and her granddaughter, Carolyn (Lori) of Vancouver, and their daughter, Annie.
Geraldine's passion for music and the piano was lifelong. As a teenager in Liverpool, she was a pioneer solo accompanist to silent movies in the local theatre, and for several years she was the pianist in a dance band that played along Nova Scotia's South Shore.
The skill most highly prized to accompany a silent movie was supreme versatility - before the screening, the pianist knew little about the movie except its title and genre: love story, Western, drama, comedy, etc. But once the movie was projected, the pianist had to react immediately to what she saw on the screen, for the first time, and quickly construct a musical line to complement the action.
As the country was emerging from the Depression, in 1938 a handsome young salesman from Upper Canada, Frank Potter (born and raised on a dairy farm near Ancaster, Ontario), appeared in Liverpool and captured her attention and her heart. During their long marriage, Frank and Gerry lived in both Ottawa and Toronto more than once, finally settling in Toronto in 1951.
Since moving to Christie Gardens several years ago, Gerry often played the piano for her fellow residents, and in 2007 she had the pleasure of being the warm-up artist for the late Peter Appleyard when he was the headline entertainment. The other activity that kept Geraldine mentally sharp was bridge and, although she was skilled, she had the great good sense to be quite philosophical about the cards she was dealt.
Having passed away at the grand old age of 106, Geraldine will be missed by both her family and by Christie Gardens residents and staff, where she was fondly regarded as its oldest current resident. Following cremation, her ashes will be placed next to those of her late husband in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto (The Simple Alternative). At a later date, a musical tribute will be held at Christie Gardens.
KATHERINE MARGARET REED 1949 - 2018
With heavy sadness we announce the passing of Katherine at the age of 68 on February 1, 2018 in Comox, BC, five difficult years after the death of our beautiful daughter and sister, Emma.
Katherine will be greatly missed by her husband, Christopher Hinton; and two sons, Max and Paul Hinton.
Also mourning her passing are her brother, David Reed; and sister, Christine Reed.
Please consider a donation to Indspire, supporting First Nations children's education programs in memory of Katherine. http://indspire.ca/ donate-now/
Pilot, professor, adventurer, staunch family supporter, lady. Daphne Fane Dorothy Line Schiff lived a fortunate and adventuresome life. Born in Edmonton on her mother's birthday but raised in Toronto, Daphne majored in Physics and Chemistry at the University of Toronto, completing a masters degree in an era when few women dared to venture into science.
There she met her future husband, Harold Schiff.
Daphne worked at National Research Council in Chalk River before taking time off to raise a family to school age.
Daphne next accepted a position as Assistant Professor in Natural Sciences at Glendon College of York University in Toronto, developing skills in writing and directing movies aimed at delivering the excitement of science to students.
Mid-career, she developed a passion for flying, earning her twin and commercial pilot licenses and completing the challenging "Round the World" race (1994) and the "Race of the Americas" (Alaska, USA to Ushuaia, Argentina to Alaska, 1997). In later years, Daphne flew in western Africa with the humanitarian organization, Air Solidarité, raising funds for community projects. She was recognized with an honourary degree from York University.
Daphne slipped the "surly bonds of earth" on 15 December 2017 leaving her children, Michael Schiff and Sherry Schiff English (Michael); four grandchildren (James (Shavone), Kyla (Justin), Emmaline and Jaslyn English)); sister, Kathryn (John); sister-in-law, Sandra Landau; and many nieces and nephews who remember her generosity of spirit and her commitment to her extended family.
A celebration of her life will be held in late April. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the "Daphne Schiff Fund" to establish a scholarship at Glendon College of York University would be very much appreciated.
THOMAS HOLT SCHUTTE
Born January 24, 1931, passed away peacefully in Collingwood surrounded by his loving family at Campbell House Hospice, on February 9, 2018. Leaving behind wife, Ann nee Chisholm; daughters, Heather Ann Callahan (George) and Brenda Holt Hardie (Peter); son, Thomas Grattan Schutte (Maggie); and grandchildren, Daryl, Alexander (Claudia), Graeme and Bryson; and great-grandchild, Ryan (Meech).
Predeceased by brother Paul.
Off exploring new horizons, Tom arrived in Labrador where he accepted a job to prepare the area for the building of the railway to the huge iron ore deposit in Shefferville. Upon his return to Toronto Tom and Ann were married. For the first 43 years they lived in Toronto raising three children, making a happy home with Tom having a successful business career as Managing Director of Newage Canada. Over time Tom encouraged the family to ski and eventually they joined Alpine ski club. When Tom retired they moved to Collingwood.
He now had all the time that retirement gave him to pursue his passions. Spending a day on the hills teaching his grandchildren how to ski was a huge thrill for him. He got involved in the men's seniors downhill racing Fun & Glory group and loved hitting the slopes with his buddies.
For years a green '66 MGB had been on blocks in the garage.
Now he had time to restore and enjoy his vintage car. He joined the Georgian Bay British Car Club and spent many days with Ann cruising with the roof down to many different locales and events. These last few summers Tom enjoyed creating beautiful flower and vegetable gardens at their house near the base of Blue Mountain. This passion continued when Tom and Ann moved to their most recent home closer to town.
The family would like to sincerely thank the staff on the 2nd floor of Collingwood General Marine Hospital for their kindness and support. They were outstanding.
Tom's stay at the Campbell house Hospice, though short, was calming and very caring. Words can't express our gratitude to them. Thank you.
A celebration of his life will be held at the Collingwood Curling Club, 250 Hume Street, at 12 p.m.
on April 30, 2018.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Parkinson's research http:// http://www.parkinson.ca/getinvolved/ waystogive/ or Track 3 https:// http://www.track3.org/ or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to Fawcett Funeral Home - Collingwood.
JAMES CAMERON SHORTT July 1, 1926 February 15, 2018
Passed away peacefully at Bridgepoint Health Centre.
Survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Martha, and his five children, Christopher (Floreen), Catherine, Barbara Lounsbery (Phipps), Jacqueline Jones and Deborah. Grandfather to twelve and great-grandfather to five.
Predeceased by his sister Audrey Quinn.
For forty-four years he was the owner of James McTamney and Company Inc. He will be remembered for his compassion and sense of humour.
If desired, donations may be made to St. Bonaventure's Church. Service to be held in St.
Bonaventure's Church, 1300 Leslie Street on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through: http://www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
JOHN FRANCIS SMITH "Gripper"
Died peacefully in Perth Ontario on February 10, 2018 at the age of 89 years. John was an extraordinary man, highly intelligent, energetic, principled, and devoted to his family, as they were to him. He was a great athlete and loved sports of all kinds. John was born in Jamaica and spent a very happy early childhood there. He went to boarding school in England at the tender age of seven, as was the custom in those days, but during WWII he was sent to Ashbury College, Ottawa, and made Canada his home from that time forward. The Barclay family of Montreal became his much loved second family.
He received his engineering degree from McGill University and worked his whole career in the aeronautical and aerospace industries, including at Canadair, De Havilland, Spar Aerospace and Bombardier. His retirement years were spent travelling the world, riding and swearing at his somewhat unreliable tractor at his beloved retirement property," the Farm", golfing, watching sports and trying to teach his grandchildren manners. John is pre-deceased by his dear wife of 52 years, Bette-Anne Kniewasser. He is survived by his loving partner of 14 years, Betty Welsford; his brother, Peter; his children, Jennifer (Todd), Wendy (Craig), Michael (Mira) and Jamie (Carolyn); his nine grandchildren, Stephanie, Geoffrey, Jonathan, Taylor, Chelsea, Peter, Samantha, Scott and Jack; and his Labradoodle, Buddy.
He will be greatly missed by all of us. Special thanks are due to Cathy Lapointe, Dr. Alan Drummond and the Perth Hospital staff for their tremendous attention to John and their support for the whole family. Funeral at St.
James Anglican Church, 12 Harvey St, Perth Ontario, 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 24, 2018, with a reception to follow at "The Farm". Donations in memory of John may be sent to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation, 33 Drummond St. W., Perth ON K7H 2K1. Arrangements are in the care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors, Perth. http://www.blairandson.com
JAMES GORDON SPENCE
With sadness Jim's family announces his passing on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.
Born in Ottawa in 1930 to Howard Nathanial and Sidney Gordon, Jim is survived by his wife, Wilma; his brother, David; son, Robert (Gaye Spence); daughters, Lori (Ken Shaw) and Joanne (Rick Arseneau); and his grandchildren, Toby, Tim, Claire, Zoe, Gillian and Michael.
Jim grew up in Ottawa South and attended Glebe Collegiate, Carleton and Queen's Universities, where he earned an engineering degree and met the love of his life, Wilma White. Jim spent his career with CIL, working at several locations in Ontario and Quebec as well as Liberia in West Africa. Upon his retirement in 1991, Jim pursued several pastimes and involved himself in community organizations, but the primary focus of his attention was his family. There were regular gatherings of the family at the cottage at Lake of Bays, the condo in Long Boat Key and several trips to exotic locations. Friends, too, were always an important part of Jim's life; the steady stream of visitors that came through Jim's hospital room in Runnymede Healthcare Centre after his stroke in 2011 is a testament to how beloved he was.
A celebration of Jim's life will be held on Tuesday, February 20 at 1:00 p.m. in Rosedale United Church, 159 Roxborough Drive.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 2:00 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Monday, February 19, 2018. If desired, a donation to Runnymede Healthcare Centre's Nursing and Staff Education Fund or the Massey Centre's Maternal Infant Mental Health program would be appreciated. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
ANTHONY EUGENE ST.MARIE September19, 1922 February12, 2018
Gene (age 95), passed away peacefully, at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre. Predeceased by his parents, John and Mary (Armstrong) St. Marie; his sister, Helen Enright (Jack); and his third daughter, Dawn St. Marie. Left to mourn his passing are his loving wife of 70 years, Kathleen (Kay Tomlinson); his daughters, Judy Keefe (Michael, deceased), Patty Sloggett (Paul), and Michelle Ste Marie; and his son, Stephen (Keiko) St. Marie. Gene also leaves his grandchildren, Cassandra and Alexis Keefe, Andrea Sloggett (Ryan Glenn), Aimee Roy (Brendan), Nicolas, James and Thomas St. Marie; and greatgrandsons, Jack and Sam Glenn.
Gene joined the RCAF and was stationed in England during WWII. Upon his return home, he wasted no time in marrying his sweetheart, Kay, and starting a family. He joined the CIBC and then worked for many of the firms on Bay St. as a bond trader. On his retirement, Gene did not slow down, working for many more years selling Canada Savings Bonds and playing badminton and tennis.
Gene was a devout Catholic, and long-time member at St. John's Church, serving as a lector and usher. He was also a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Veterans Centre for their loving care of Gene. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sunnybrook Foundation (Veterans Care) or St. John's Catholic Church.
Family and friends will be received at McDougall and Brown Funeral Home, 2900 Kingston Rd., M1M 1N5 on Friday, February 23 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mass will be held at St. John's Church, 794 Kingston Rd., Toronto, M4E 1R7, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 24. Interment to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery.
JOHN THORNTON "Thunder"
John passed away peacefully amongst his family on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 in Toronto. Born October 31, 1930 in Montreal, John grew up in Westmount before attending St. Lawrence University in Canton New York. He started his career in the investment business in Montreal before moving to Toronto in 1965 to continue his career with Harris and Partners, Pitfield Mackay and LOM. In 1967 he would meet his beloved wife Diane with whom he would spend the next 50 wonderful years. John always looked forward to his summer months in Kennebunk, Maine, where he enjoyed his happiest days with friends and family at the cottage on the beach.
John was well known for his sense of humour, quick wit and joie de vie. He loved spending time with friends and family playing golf, tennis, skiing, having a glass of wine, listening to jazz, and travelling the world.
John's greatest passion later in life was spending quality time with his 6 grandchildren. He was a devoted father to Tara (Turnbull) and Matthew; fatherin-law to Jonathan Turnbull and Katie Shaw; and "Big John" to grandchildren, Ryan, Nicholas, Oliver, Max, Charlie and Honor.
He is survived by his sister, Margo Savard; niece, Diana Tabak; and nephew, John Savard.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20th. A celebration of John's life will be held in St. John's York Mills Anglican Church, 19 Don Ridge Drive, Toronto, on Wednesday, February 21st at 11:00 a.m. Donations in John's name would be gratefully accepted by his favorite charity, The Salvation Army. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
DONALD HALLIWELL TOMES
Passed away peacefully, on February 15, 2018 at Oakville Trafalgar Hospital in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Sandy Wright; father of Vicki (David Thomson), Patti (Howard Gwin), Peter Tomes (Janice), Lisa (Frank Cicero), Jill Hand (Jeff Wimsatt); and proud grandfather of Ryan, Kayla, Sophie, Emily, Brady, Ryder, Rose, Brendan and Alex.
Talented athlete, challenging conversationalist, his favourite place was sitting on the deck enjoying the sunset with Sandy at the cottage in Oliphant.
A celebration of Don's life to be held at Tansley United Churchon Tuesday, February 27th at 11 a.m., visitation at 10 a.m. Donations in memory of Don may be made toTansley United Church or the CNIB.
On Wednesday, February 14,2018 at his home. Beloved husband of Amal. Loving father of Rachel and Michael. Dear brother of Elizabeth Wolfe; and brother-in-law of Maria and Steve Dawson, Katia Andary, Liliane and David Glass, Sila and Pierre Bou-Mansour, and Juliana and Steve Morris. Loving uncle of Ryan, Jaimie, Zac, and Niki.
At Benjamin's Park Memorial Park, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, (416) 489-7100.
LILIT ZEKULIN (nee Jelinek) November 21, 1920 February 15, 2018
Lilit departed this world to be reunited with her husband, Gleb, who predeceased her in 2004 in the 60th year of their marriage.
She was also predeceased by her daughter, Xenia (Richard Hartley). She leaves behind four children, Nicholas (Marian), Anthony (Margaret), Lilit (Tim Thwaites) and Gleba Deacon.
She will be fondly remembered by her 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Family and friends may gather at the Andrews Community Funeral Centre - 8190 Dixie Road, Brampton (North of Steeles Avenue) 905-456-8190, on Monday, February 19, 2018 from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 940 N. Park Dr., Brampton, ON. at 10:30 a.m. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, ON.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
To quote her husband, "We have had a life full of adventures and this will be the last".
Moc Pus, Meme! Rest in Peace!
VAL ROSS October 17, 1950 February 17, 2008
"I will be the marsh grass, or experience it in a new way different from seeing.
I just don't know it yet."
WILEY - MCEWEN With Gratitude On our wedding day we remember, with love, our Grandparents, Joe and Eugenie (Jane) Wiley (Michael), Helen and Charlie Burns (Anne), Clarence and Vera McEwen (Brian), and George Leadbitter (Wendy) as well as Joe's Uncle Michael Burns and His Aunt and Uncle Pat and Bob Beattie.
Our hearts are also with those family members who could not join us today, especially Gramma Rose Leadbitter (Wendy) and Sarah's Auntie and Uncle Doreen and Don Harris.
Today, as we begin our lives together, we remember them and the indelible fingerprints they have left on us that have helped to shape who we are.
The love and support of our friends and family have helped guide us here today.
With Love and Joy - Sarah and Joe