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Saturday, May 19, 2018 – Page B19


Died peacefully on Monday, May 14, 2018 in her ninety-sixth year.

Predeceased by her husband, William Bates; parents, Catherine McLeod and Benjamin Harrison; and niece, Jane Harris Chadder.

Beloved sister of Isobel Harris of Guelph and special aunt to Ruth Robinson (Ron), Ralph Harris (Antoinette) and Warren Harris (Mary Jo), great-aunt to grandniece (Reta), six grandnephews (Ben, Jamie, Chris, Vincent, Neil and Liam) and seven great-grand nieces and nephews.

Maggie was an artist, educator, member of the Arts and Letters Club Toronto and an AGO docent.

She lived and taught in North Toronto for several decades before making her home in Guelph at the Elliott Community. Maggie was never happier than when she was surrounded by nature especially at her cottage on Big Hawk Lake in the Haliburton Highlands, her back garden, or sketching at the side of a country road.

Special thanks to Colleen Alberts and Friends of the Family staff who provided her comfort and companionship during her stay in Guelph. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Lee and the staff of the Wellington at the Elliott Community for their kind and compassionate care.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life will take place later in May; contact for more details. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Art Gallery of Ontario. Arrangements entrusted to the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 519-8220051 or


Passed away peacefully on May 15, 2018 in his 87th year, after complications from a stroke.

He is survived by his loving wife, Catherine; children, Anne (Marcel) and Chris (Angi), and grandchildren, Anik, Benoît, Owen and Donovan. Last June the family celebrated Jim and Catherine's 50th anniversary in Algonquin Park where they had spent so many wonderful years.

Jim was a kind and determined man who will always be remembered for his love of great jazz, big opera, a strong drink, and pointed conversation.

A celebration of Jim's life will be held at Belmont House on June 9, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. All welcome.


Unexpectedly but peacefully at her home on May 16, 2018 at age 83. Gayle, loving wife of the late Bruce Brillinger. Cherished mother of the late Kevin Brillinger (Cindy Weiner), Marc (Jen Hill), Chris, Tina (Randy Rorabeck), and Anne. Beloved Grandmère to Cale and Marlee Brillinger; Ian and Allison Hastings; Russell and Alex Rorabeck; Amanda, Nicole and Jamie Hadley. Loving sister and best friend to Dawn Mryglod and cherished aunt to Michele (Brian O'Grady), Martin (Kari) and the late Michael and Camilla. Gayle will be lovingly remembered by her extended family and large circle of friends in Canada, the U.S. and Barbados.

Gayle was a formidable force in all aspects of her life: family matriarch, business woman, horse and cattle breeder, volunteer, humble benefactor, and caring and supportive friend.

Growing up in Timmins, ON. contributed to her strength of character, resiliency and strong constitution. She and Bruce worked side-by-side to create a successful, national business (Mister Transmission), and provide a wonderful life for their family, supporting everyone in their educational pursuits.

To honour this remarkable woman who gave unconditionally to all, a celebration of life will take place at the Brillinger farm on Sunday, June 17, 1-4 p.m. She will be dearly missed.

In lieu of flowers, you are welcome to make a donation in Gayle's memory to Mackenzie Health Richmond Hill (www. or a charity of your choice.

ROBERT CHIPMAN DOWSETT FSA, FICA, MAAA June 27, 1929 - April 8, 2018

Cherished family man, successful businessman and respected community leader, Rob Dowsett passed peacefully in Toronto after a brief illness in his 89th year.

The youngest son of the late Jean and Reginald Dowsett; predeceased by his beloved brothers, Bill and John. Proud brother-in-law to Jane Dowsett and the late Maxie Dowsett. Loving father to David (Vivian), Marisa, Carol (Ralph Rae) and devoted Grandfather/Boppa to Larena, (Nicholas Cashmore), Benjamin (Laura), Daniel, James (Melissa), Colin and Gwenna (Michael).

Survived by former wife, Lois Dowsett (nee McHardy); brother-in-law, Don McHardy and wife, Diana; and sister-in-law, Eleanor McHardy. Predeceased by brother-in-law, Bob McHardy. Much admired uncle to many Dowsett and McHardy nieces and nephews.

Devoted partner to Anne Folger and her children, Jarrod Liberatore (Shelley, children, Lucy, Roxanne and Phoebe) and Katharine Liberatore (Lynn Taylor).

Rob attended University of Toronto Schools (UTS) graduating in 1946, just before his 17th birthday. At UTS he met life-long friends John Evans and JJoe McArthur and captained the football team. In his later years, Rob founded the Monday Night Club (that meets on Tuesday), a group of UTS grads reunited.

Rob began a lifetime association with Victoria College at U of T, graduating in 1950 with a BA (Honours Mathematics and Physics).

Rob began his working career at Crown Life Insurance Company in 1950 while pursuing Actuarial Sciences. He became an actuary in 1954, the youngest person in Canada to achieve this designation. Progressing through management ranks, Rob became EVP of Crown in 1970 and President and CEO in 1971. In 1982, Rob left Crown to join William M. Mercer as Director and was appointed Vice-Chairman in 1985. Rob was a founding member of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, serving as President in 1973-1974. Retiring from Mercer in 1995, he operated Robert Dowsett Consulting until months before his death. Through each phase of his career, Rob's principled ways earned him the respect of countless friends and colleagues.

Rob's impact on his community was significant. He was a tireless volunteer and fundraiser; he often said his greatest achievement was giving back to others. He served on many non-profit boards including The Donwood Institute, The Council for Canadian Unity, Addiction Research Foundation, UTS, U of T and the CAMH Foundation. An art enthusiast, he assisted the McMichael Canadian Art Collection for almost 40 years, honouring his parents' legacy. A spiritual man, he was one of the founding members of Bethesda United Church in Don Mills.

An avid outdoorsman, Rob pursued life-long passions for canoeing, sailing and waterskiing at cottages on Bella Lake in his childhood, at the family cottage on Lake Joseph in Muskoka and at Anne's cottage in Newago near Montreal. Rob loved sports and was active all his life; he enjoyed daily calisthenics, bike riding, and walks with his loyal dog Tally. Rob enjoyed snow skiing in Utah. He was an active member of the Donalda Club beginning in 1972, playing tennis and participating in club trips to Jamaica for tournaments. He will be remembered for his keen mind and the hours devoted to duplicate bridge. Rob enjoyed gardening and working with his hands; a skilled handy man and jack-of-all trades.

Rob possessed unparalleled optimism and zest for life. His grandchildren brought him immeasurable joy. His exuberance for the wonders of mathematics was contagious. A man of deep thought, he was always willing to extend a hand and offer assistance. Above all, he was a man of honour; the true definition of a gentle man.

A Celebration of Rob's Life will be held in Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Drive, North York, on Saturday, May 26th at 1:00 p.m., followed by a reception at 2:30 p.m. at the Donalda Club, 12 Bushbury Drive, North York.

Donations in Rob's memory can be made to the CAMH Foundation ( or the North York General Hospital Foundation (www. with great appreciation. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through

FREDERICK WILLIAM DALBY "Bill" May 5, 1928 -May 4, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Bill Dalby, physics prof at UBC from 1961-1992.

Bill was endlessly curious, with an uncanny "nose" for the truth. He loved kids, dogs, books, baths, art, math/science, all things French and Chinese, and most of all his wife, Phyl, who passed away in 2016.

He's survived by his children, Rebecca (Dave) and Laine (Parker) and grandchildren, Ben and Taylor. We miss him dearly.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Brock House, 3875 Point Grey Rd., Vancouver, 1-4 p.m., June 3.


On Friday, May 18, 2018 at his home. Beloved husband of the late Betty Dobbs. Loving father and father-in-law of Michelle, Michael and Lisa, Gail, Jeffrey, and Karin and the late Fred Dobbs.

Dear brother and brother-in-law of Rebecca and the late Nate Dobbs, Evelyn and the late Ted Dobbs, and the late Rachel and Sid Prussky. Devoted grandfather of Adam and Lauren, Daniel and Leslie, Lena, Rachel, Justin, Taylor, Madison, Jamie, Carl, Hannah, and Simon, greatgrandfather of Benjamin, Samara, and Olivia. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 10:15 a.m.

Interment Community Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 18 Oakbank Road, Thornhill.

TIMOTHY EDWARD FLANAGAN "Tim" December 27, 1962 May 16, 2018

On May 16, 2018, Tim Flanagan passed away peacefully at his Scottsdale home, surrounded by his family. Predeceased by his parents, Wally and Nora of San Diego County; and survived by the love of his life, Lisa (nee Bergfeld) of Chatsworth; cherished children, Megan and Casey; brother, Frank (Lynn) of San Diego; sisters, Maureen (David Denison) of Toronto and Peggy (Milford Quirion) of Peterborough; and nieces and nephews, Michael (Laura), Patrick (Erin), Laura (Chris), Conor, Tessa, Sean, Molly (Andrew), Caleigh, Timothy and his godchild, Alex Vicente.

Tim was born in Toronto, Ontario, and was a graduate of Brebeuf College and the University of Southern California where he was a member of Kappa Alpha. He had a dedicated and industrious career in the parking access revenue control industry. He and Lisa started and along with his brother, Frank, built the largest service business in the industry between 1988 and 2017. Tim retired in 2017, after establishing an unmatched legacy for passionate customer service.

Tim was an enthusiastic sports aficionado and athlete (tennis, golf and hockey), remaining a faithful Toronto Maple Leafs fan. He was a member of Desert Mountain (AZ), Wood Ranch Golf Club (CA), the Saticoy Club (CA), Sunset Hills Country Club (CA) and Bayview Golf and Country Club (Thornhill).

A natural leader and entrepreneur, Tim had an unrivaled passion for life. He believed in people and strived to provide others with opportunities to succeed. His accomplishments were numerous but his most cherished times unquestionably were those spent with Lisa, Megan and Casey whether traveling, off-roading, RV-ing or on other adventures.

He will be profoundly missed by his loving family, cherished friends, colleagues and all who were fortunate enough to know him.

A private family interment will take place in Scottsdale, Arizona.

A gathering to celebrate Tim's life will be held in the Los Angeles area at a date to be determined. If desired, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Tim's memory to a charity of your choice and play a round of golf in his name.

Condolences may be left for the family at

BRIAN ROBERT FOX Born March 7, 1944

Brian died quietly at home in Dundas, Ontario on May 15, 2018.

He's survived by his daughter, Maggie Fox (David Thomas); beloved grandson, Julien Cameron; and brother, Herbert Barnsley "Barney" Fox (Diane).

One of Brian's first memories was of his elder brother asking, in the mid-1940's, if "The War was still on?" He would vividly recall thinking, as if the War were a radio, that his parents should simply "turn it off" if they wanted it to end. As a teenager, Brian was a challenge. Before one of their overseas trips, his parents Marjorie Jean Veale (1981) and Herbert Barnsley Fox Sr. (1980, former Chief Chemist at Stelco) went so far as to put him up in a local hotel, rather than leave him home alone to convene any highspirited social gatherings. After his wild early years, Brian went on to a respectable career as a professor of English at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario.

His love for the intricacies and contradictions of the English language was expressed in wordplay, crosswords and an impressive ability to produce just the right line from Shakespeare.

Taking pleasure in intelligent conversation, laughter, fast cars, baseball and pool, Brian spent much of his life surrounded by many friends and good times.

Unfortunately, his final years were spent suffering from COPD, leaving him regretting ever smoking his first cigarette. All friends and family are invited to join us to raise a casual glass in his honour on Saturday, May 26th from 2-6 p.m. at The Hamilton Club, 6MainStreetEast,Hamilton.Please email for more details.

A man who felt strongly about our moral obligation to protect civil liberties and democratic freedoms, Brian was a longtime supporter of Amnesty International, where donations may be made in lieu of flowers.

To die: - to sleep: No more; and, by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation Devoutly to be wished - Hamlet, Act III, scene 1

LAURA ELLENOR GLASS (nee Lang) October 15, 1916 May 14, 2018

Peacefully at Trillium Manor, Orillia, in her 102nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Albert J. Glass, Provincial Court Judge.

Loving Mother of Bill, Barb, and Bob (Karen). Proud Nana of Jeff (Jen) and Amy, and Great-Nana of Tyler and Victoria. Survived by her dear youngest sister, Jean Hopkins. Predeceased by Martin, George, Mary Crossen, Amy Van Dusen, Howard and Don Lang.

From the family farm in Hamilton Twp, Northumberland County, Laura ventured at age 15 to Queen's University. She graduated in 1936 with an Honours B.A. in Mathematics and Physics. Laura taught High School in Markdale where she met Al, and in Picton, where they married in 1944. Upon Al's return from overseas service in WWII, they moved to Orillia.

Laura was involved in many Orillia community organizations including IODE Opportunity Pennywise Shop, University Women's Club, St.

Paul's UCW, Lions' Auxiliary, Couchiching Golf Club, Curling Club, Meals on Wheels, Horticultural Society, and the Duplicate Bridge Club.

Her passion for playing bridge resulted in the rank of ACBL Bronze Life Master.

The support of Helping Hands workers, and Laura's neighbours, Lynda and Dave Nichol and the Borelli family, enabled her to live in her home until the age of 97.

Thank you all. Thank you to Peggy, Joan, Sandy and others at the Bridge Club for driving Mom to and from the games that kept her mind so active and made her so happy. Thank you to all at Champlain Manor and Trillium Manor who took such good care of Mom.

At Laura's request, a private family service has taken place.

Messages of condolence are welcomed at


At Toronto on Sunday, May 13, 2018, David Murray Graham, originally of Truro, NS, born September 2, 1929.

Husband to Elizabeth (née Toye), father to Anna, Nicholas and Ian (Jann), Granda to Fraser and Calum.

Dr. Graham, a psychologist, was a graduate of Dalhousie and the University of Toronto and was the former Director of the Counselling and Learning Skills Service at U. of T. The family will hold a private burial service.


Commodore, Royal Canadian Navy (Retired). 85, of Canning, NS passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Avril Harwood (Caton), children, Janet Methot of Oakville, ON, David Harwood of ChathamKent, ON, Jennifer Harrison of Toronto, ON. He was father-in-law to Paul Methot, Lisa Harwood, and Mark Harrison.

He was the adored grandfather of Katie Methot, Michelle Methot, Tom Harwood, Caroline Harwood and Rachel Harrison.

Born on August 9, 1932 in Chatham, Kent, England, John was the son of the late Arthur and Winifred "Win" Harwood, and brother to Mary Suddon (of Toronto, ON). John immigrated to Nova Scotia as a seven-year-old boy. Even as the family moved inland to Ontario, John was drawn to the sea and as a young man pursued a career in the Royal Canadian Navy. He would serve from 1951 to 1987. He commanded HMCS Qu'Appelle, HMCS Saskatchewan, HMCS Saguenay, and HMCS Algonquin. As Captain (N), he served as Commander Fifth Canadian Squadron. He was promoted to Commodore in 1983, and would serve as Commander Canadian Fleet and MARCOM HQ as Chief of Staff (Operations) before his retirement in 1987.

In retirement, John turned to apple growing in the Annapolis Valley, cider making, model engineering at the Trecothic Creek and Windsor Railway, and worked as a board member and president of the Blomidon Naturalists Society.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, May 21, 2018 in the White Family Funeral Home Kentville. The funeral service and reception will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in the Pereaux Baptist Church, Reverend Mike Veenema officiating. Private burial at a later date. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory of John Harwood may be made to the CNIB. The Harwood family would like to extend grateful thanks for the exceptional care of the doctors and nurses at Valley Regional Hospital.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. Online inquiries and condolences may be directed to

ANITA FOCHS HELLER (née Fuchs) April 26, 1926 - May 16, 2018

Born Karlsruhe, Germany Died Montreal, Canada Anita Fochs Heller died suddenly on May 16, 2018.

She is survived by her daughter, Monica (Jeremy Paltiel); son, Julian (Ronni Brott); grandchildren, Natalie Kaiser (Steve Richter), Nicolas Kaiser, Jake, Alexander and Andrée Heller; as well as her sister, Natalie Isaacs (Harvey Yarosky); and cousin, Sabine Jakubovic. She was predeceased by her husband, Irving Heller; by Eric Poznansky; and by her siblings, John Foch and Yvonne Knight (Allan Knight).

She was the daughter of Godfrey and Eugenia Fochs.

She leaves behind many nephews, nieces, in-laws, relatives and friends, of whom she was very fond.

She will also be deeply missed by her dear longtime friend, Joyce Cato.

She escaped Germany by way of Switzerland and France and arrived in Canada in June, 1940. She graduated first in her class at Westmount High School. At McGill University, she received the gold medal for her B.Sc., followed by an M.Sc. in parasitology, and an M.A. in sociology. Anita was a founding member of the McGill Institute for Learning in Retirement. She was committed to education, knowledge and family throughout her life.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Mount Royal Funeral Complex, 1297 Chemin de la Forêt, Outremont, Québec H2V 2P9.

Reception to follow.


Dr. Renu Khullar, age 59, died May 16, 2018 after an un-choreographed dance with breast cancer. She initially took the lead, but the rapid dips and slides became too much after 18 months. She leaves her beloved son, Devanand and his father, Bert Buettner; her sister, Ritu (Rob Reynolds); nephews, Samir, Nikhil; her sister, Ruby/Maien; nephews, Aaron and Evan. Predeceased by father, Jitendra (1987) and mother, Pritam (2017). Missed by her dear godmother Margaret Kortes. Renu grew up in a loving immigrant family in Morinville, Alberta and never tired of boasting of her French-Canadian roots. After graduation from the University of Alberta Medical School, her goal to become bilingual by moving to Quebec temporarily, and then returning to small town Alberta to serve the French community, never materialized. She did become fluent, but settled into life in Montreal, then Gatineau where she had success: as an Asst.

Professor in the Dept. of Family Medicine at McGill, teaching residents and students in lowrisk obstetrics, and old-fashioned family practice from cradle to grave. Former trainees are still remembering the wisdom and common sense she shared. She had 30 years of caring for families, sometimes four generations at a time, and treasured every day as one in which she could help somebody. She was much loved by patients, colleagues and staff and was gratified to have served in French.

Renu always tried new things and new people; she surrounded herself with kindred spirits who participated in adventures small and large; and she flourished with the love and friendship they provided. There was room for sports, travel, theatre, music, and of course food and wine. She was a good friend, companion, sister, daughter, neighbour, and babysitter extraordinaire.

Renu's great joy was with children: four nephews; seven god-daughters (Courtney Parker, Kaela Parker, Amelia Lodge, Camille Proulx, Madison Stewart, Haley Stewart, Caroline Evans); and Little Sister, Sindy Thibert. The existence of her own Devanand ("God's Joy") changed her life and amplified the happiness that was in her nature.

A special thanks to dear friends Jo-Anne Matheson and Lisa Addario; the Palliative Care Team at the Ottawa General Hospital; the physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers at May Court Hospice.

Thank you to all for keeping her in the light as the circle of her life closed. In memoriam donations may be made to Hospice Care Ottawa, May Court site. A celebration will be held in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre in the O'Born Room on Thursday, May 24 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kelly Funeral Homes, Somerset Chapel 585 Somerset ST. W.

Ottawa, ON. K1R 5K1 613-235-6712,


Born November 3, 1929 in Toronto, passed away peacefully in her 89th year on May 10, 2018 at London Health Sciences, Victoria Hospital.

She was known as Sam, Gracie, and Momma Grace. Predeceased by her father, Tom; and mother, Eva; and her loving husband, John; her sisters, Doris and Mavis. Loving sister to Joyce Smith. Dear mother of Linda (Glenn) Bartlett of Exeter, ON., Sue Kyle of London, ON., Brian (Christine) Lapp of Belleville, ON.

Grandma will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Jason Kyle and Jennifer Lapp (Owen) and GreatGrandma to Lucy Grace. Auntie Grace will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great nephews.

Grace lived in Toronto, London, Peterborough, Rothesay, NB., and Ancaster. She loved to sew and knit, was an avid reader and loved to do crossword puzzles.

Grace was always up for a game of Scrabble or a round of Bridge.

While living in Rothesay, NB she took ukulele lessons and was introduced to quilting becoming an honorary lifetime member of the Kennebecasis Valley Quilting Guild. Many of her family and friends received one of her handquilted quilts.

Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at the Dodsworth & Brown Funeral Home Ancaster Chapel 378 Wilson St. E., Ancaster, ON. (905-648-3852) from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, 2018 until the Time of Remembrance at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Online condolences available at


We must start at a different place than the very end: a loving husband, dad, grandad, brother, uncle, son-in-law, brother-inlaw and friend. Craig was a joy to be around as a result of his vitality, zest for life and never ending energy. He was a hero at heart, with superior integrity and a strong sense of right from wrong - but also a mischievous prankster that ensured good fun! What a wonderful, adventurous life he lived as an accomplished skier, photographer, curler, biker, golfer and entrepreneur, doing everything he did so well, and with great passion. Craig was an extraordinary man who was knowledgeable in many areas and could always be counted on. His love and support was limitless.

Craig died tragically and suddenly on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Toronto.

Much loved husband and soulmate to Kelly and father to their children, Evan and Audrey.

A loving father to Peter, Elspeth, Tracey (Shane), and Jeffrey (Tiffany). Granddad to Abbey and Cole. Brother to Richard, Robin Singleton, Carol O'Grady (deceased) and brother-in-law to Tom O'Grady and John (Janice) and Greg (Caroline) Townsend.

Son-in-law to Lois and Doug Townsend. Friend to many.

Craig made outstanding contributions in the areas of fraud, criminal intelligence, major crime and homicide for over 40 years while in the Ontario Provincial Police, Peel Regional Police, and most recently as Senior Managing Director at CSO Consulting Services Inc.

A visitation will be held on Monday, May 21st from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto.

A celebration of Craig's life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Eglinton St. George's United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd, Toronto.

In lieu of flowers, and if desired, a donation in Craig's memory to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

GORDON MATHIESON MB, ChB, MSc (McGill), FRCPC March 11, 1927 - May 17, 2018 Passed peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, May, 17, 2018. Gordon was the youngest son of James and Isobella; and was also predeceased by his brother, David; and sisters, Evelyn, Isabel and Marjorie.

After graduating as a medical doctor in 1949, he had a long medical career. He was involved in both practicing and teaching, which saw his medical career span 50 years from The Banting Institute, McGill University, Montreal Neurological Institute and eventually to Memorial University. He was a proud co-founder of the Canadian Association of Neuropathologists. Gordon eventually retired at 79! Gordon was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. Gordon leaves with fond and loving memories his wife of 47 years, Julia (nee Parker); children, Alexander (Elizabeth) and Sarah (Bryan); grandchildren, Duncan, Katie, Hillary, Malcolm, and Parker.

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Following an exciting, happy and fulfilling life, Irene, beloved and loving wife of Frederick George McBean, quietly slipped into the world beyond on May 10, 2018.

Proud and devoted Mother of four sons and Mother-by-marriage to their wives, James and Patricia of Scarborough, ON., John and Sharon of Edmonton, Jeff and Janet of White Rock, N.S., and Jordan and Carla of Calgary.

Cherished Nana to grandchildren, Samantha (Kate), Amanda (Nick), Sean (Catherine), Scott (Katie), Paul (Alana), Cory and Ben. Devoted Margeaux to her five great-grandchildren, Briar, Sawyer, Adelyn, Spencer and Felix. Irene was the oldest child and only daughter of Margaret (Burgess) and James Seed of Winnipeg and Toronto.

Irene was the consummate homemaker, delighting in everything to do with presenting a warm and inviting home atmosphere, being a lover of cooking and baking and entertaining as well as the "old fashioned" arts of sewing, knitting, crossword puzzles and writing letters. Irene loved old things, old friends, old books, old places and old furniture, and especially her collection of antique jewelry, which she wore with elegant dignity and elan. She enjoyed her bridge games with good friends and loved to travel.

She and Fred felt blessed to have been able to visit and explore many varied and exotic parts of the world since their retirement to White Rock, B.C. in 1987. But most of all, Irene loved "her boys."

Nothing gave her more pleasure than to be with family members, singly or in groups; her boys, their wives, the grandchildren and great-grandchildren all were her pride and joy. She was predeceased by her husband Fred in 2011, her parents, and two brothers, John and Robert.

Irene's family wishes to express their appreciation and love for her friends and staff at Touchmark at Wedgewood over the last six years and the doctors and nurses at the Misceracordia Hospital for their care and compassion over the last few weeks.

There will be a Remembrance Tea held at Touchmark at Wedgewood on Saturday, June 9, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Although Irene loved flowers, her wish was that donations be made to the Cancer Society for Leukemia Research. Written tributes can be made to If I should die and leave you here a while Be not like others, sore undone, who keep Long vigils by the silent dust, and weep.

For my sake - turn again to life and smile, Nerving thy heart and trembling hand to do Something to comfort other hearts than thine.

Complete those dear, unfinished tasks of mine And I, perchance, may therein comfort you.

- Mary Lee Hall


Gary Francis McCauley died on Sunday, May 13, 2018, at Queensway-Carleton Hospital.

He was born April 1, 1940, in Cochrane, Ontario, Canada. He went "Up to the Spirit in the Sky" at the age of 78. He was an Anglican priest, a Member of Parliament, an adjudicator with the Immigration and Refugee Board and the Veterans Review and Appeal Board. He was also a novelist and essayist with a quick and inventive sense of humour, a passion for the downtrodden and a compulsive attention to planning meals months in advance.

Gary has written three novels beginning with Soldier Boys, the story of a young man who goes off to fight Hitler and comes home badly scarred by his war. The novels which follow, Faith Of Our Fathers and Morgan Le Fay tell how the man's damaged psyche affects his life and the life of his son. He also wrote Fraud and Disability: The SNAFU at Veterans Affairs.

He is survived by his sister, Jane Sullivan; his former wife, Dianne Archibald; his children, Randall, Tim and Heather. His loving partner and friend, Maire J. O'Callaghan; and his purrfect pals, Daisy, Sadie, and Casey Coal McCauley, are all bereft without his loving care and sustenance.

Friends may pay respects at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 154 Somerset St. W., Ottawa on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 after 1 p.m., followed by a Service in Memory of Gary at 2 p.m. Memorial donations may be made in Gary's name to the Ottawa Humane Society. Share memories and condolences at en/kelly-somerset


Passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Hamilton General Hospital, Neuroscience Ward, with his wife, Josephine Meeker and his niece, Wendy Nelson, by his side. Born in Osceola, Wisconsin on the St.

Croix River, on January 29, 1925, he was the youngest of nine siblings born to Edward and Mary (Busch) Measner, two of whom died in early childhood. He was predeceased by the others, but has many, nieces and nephews and grandnieces and nephews in Canada and the United States. He was also predeceased by William "Bill" Meeker and Edythe Meeker.

His studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he studied Landscape Architecture, were truncated by the Second World War, when he served his country in the European Theatre in France, Germany (Saarland) and Austria. His battalion returned for redeployment to the Asian Theatre when the war ended.

After some time, serving as a Landscape Architect in Arlington National Cemetery, he taught Cartography in Fort Belvoir, Virginia in the Engineer School.

His next posting was to Turkey, where he was assigned as a Geographic Attache on a team with the American Embassy in Turkey. The team traversed most roads in Turkey. Describing by word, map, and photograph the physical geography and human aspects of the landscape from horizon to horizon.

On return to the USA, he entered private life as a Cartographer and Map Editor at Rand McNally and Hagstrom in New York City. He and Jo met in graduate school at Columbia University in New York City where both were studying in the Department of Geography.

He left again for Turkey where he was studying "The Role of Sugar Beets as an Economic Innovator."

During this time, he lived and studied the industry in many villages in Central Turkey in the region of Kayseri. As the result of some publications in USA, claiming that North American Academics were really spies, all American academics in Turkey were forced to leave the country.

After his return to USA, he and Jo were married at McMaster University Chapel on June 22, 1968. They enjoyed many years of being Geographers together and theirs has been a marriage of true kindred spirits. He was active in the Thorold Horticultural Society where he was a Director and was honored with a "Life Membership."

He was also a Director on the Ontario Horticultural Society.

He was awarded the Queen's Confederation Medal for his contributions to his fellow citizens and his community. His bestloved work was as Cartographer and Map Editor on the National Historical Atlas of Canada Project, Volume II, The 19th Century which may be found in schools and libraries around the world. He was a true renaissance man; he loved people and was often called upon to help others, which he did with a great heart and caring.

Cremation has taken place and there will be a private family Graveside Service for the interment of ashes, at the Meeker Family Plot in the Hamilton Woodland Cemetery. A celebration of life will take place at a later date, as also, will the interment of ashes in the Measner Family Plot in Farmington, Wisconsin. Please sign Donald's online book of condolence at


Passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at his home in Milton, Ontario at the age of 59. Loving father of Leah.

Beloved son of Iris Keith and the late Charles Merrall.

Cherished brother of Karen (Ted) Giesbrecht. Dear uncle to Amy (Anthony) Musclow and Matthew (Christina) Giesbrecht and great-uncle of Marley and Oliver Giesbrecht.

Predeceased by infant brother, Iain Keith.

Michael enjoyed many years working as a Sports Marketing Executive with International Management Group (IMG) and his own company, High Performance Marketing Inc.

He proudly created Epic Tour, Canada's largest GranFondo.

When he wasn't working, he was cycling, playing with his dog Phoenix, or talking about sports and life with his daughter, Leah.

A memorial gathering in celebration of Michael's life will take place on Sunday, May 27, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to Right to Play Canada ( would be appreciated by the family.

Visit for Michael's memorial.


Professor Dr. Michael Milde, Director Emeritus, McGill Institute of Air and Space Law.

With deep sorrow, we announce that Michael Milde passed away on May 6, 2018 in London, Ontario.

He leaves behind his adored wife of 63 years, Marie; daughter, Michaela (David Monod); son, Michael (Valerie Mills-Milde); granddaughters, Clara and Margaret Milde; grandson, Adam Monod; and granddaughter, Emma Monod.

Born and raised in Prague, he first studied, then taught at Charles University. In 1966 he moved with his family to Montreal, where he lived for more than four decades before moving finally to London.

He travelled the world in the service of the United Nations, and served with distinction as a scholar in the field of Air and Space Law at McGill University.

With love and care, he influenced the lives of many individuals around the world.

A private cremation has taken place. A memorial service for friends and family will be held at the Harris Funeral Home, 220 St.

James Street in London, Ontario on May 30 at 3 p.m., reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in his name either to St. Joseph's Hospice (London, Ontario) or to UNICEF, a charity that he admired and supported.

Many thanks to all who will remember him, and honour his memory.


Passed away peacefully on May 8, 2018 at Bridgepoint Active Healthcare in Toronto, with his loving family by his side.

Devoted father to Beverley, Phillip, Christopher (Marsha) and Johnathan. Grandfather to Colin, Cynthia, Ian, Sara, Bronson, Marshal and Heather, Greatgrandfather to Logan. Philip was predeceased by his wife, Iris Estelle Peacock.

Philip was born on April 29, 1923 at Hull, England to Lillian Emily Kirman and Ralph Duckels Peacock; he was predeceased by his sister, Betty and is survived by his elder sister, Thelma Howden.

Philip had recently celebrated his 95th birthday.

Philip left home at the age of 14 and joined the Merchant Navy.

Philip travelled all over the world during his time at sea, a passion for travel that he would later share with his wife Iris. He served with the British Merchant Navy throughout the Second World War, on ships carrying the supplies necessary to sustain the United Kingdom during the war.

Philip was a quiet man who didn't speak much about his time at sea, we recently learned that he had been involved in the Evacuation of Dunkirk.

Philip and Iris were introduced at the Overseas League by Hilda Waddell who became a lifelong friend to the couple and who became known as Auntie Hilda to the family. Iris had travelled to England to visit her parents and returned to Canada to be married to Philip on October 12, 1954 in Cornwall, Ontario. They purchased their first home in the newly created development of Agincourt, later moving to the Toronto Beaches area, where they would remain for the rest of their lives.

Philip had a long career with Sears Canada, moving up through the ranks to the buying office, where he stayed until his first retirement. He eventually came to join his wife in the business they founded together, Estelle Designs and Sales Limited. Philip would have two more retirements at the company he help found before eventually giving up his office when he was in his early 80's. We were fortunate and proud to see them both at the company's 40th anniversary in 2016.

Philip had a love of travel which was shared by his wife Iris, they travelled the world together and kept a map in their home office of all the places they had been.

In later years the couple could be found planning their next cruise, sometimes taking their friend Edna along. Philip maintained a keen interest in the family, business and current affairs right up to his passing. He loved nature and always had an eye on the horizon, often to be heard to say "look at that sky." You will be missed by all of us Dad.


It is with great sadness that the Pirc family announces the sudden but peaceful passing of Hans Wilhelm Pirc on May 14, 2018.

Beloved husband of Ingrid of 62 years; loving father of Monica Rok (Larry Finnie) and grandfather of Matthew and Nicole Rok and Robyn and Jessica Finnie, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Hans was a kind and caring man whose love, commitment, and pride in his family was evident in all he did.

A Celebration of Life for Hans will be held at the Hansa Haus (located at 6650 Hurontario St., Mississauga) on Friday, May 25th from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Hans loved animals and was committed to their humane treatment and care.

In lieu of flowers, donations made to CETFA (Canadians for Ethical Treatment of Farmed Animals) would be appreciated by his family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Glen Oaks Funeral Home. For further details regarding the Celebration of Life, please visit


On Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Baycrest Apotex. Beloved wife of the late Leonard Prussky. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Alan and Gail Prussky, Jack and the late Cheryl Krepel, and the late Larry Prussky. Devoted grandmother of Steven and Lek, Jordan and Lesley, Lauren, Corinne, Josh, Yitzchak, Shlomo and Lea, Joel, Bonnie, Robert, Anthony, and Daniel. Lovingly remembered by Nancy Prussky. A private family graveside service was held in the Beth Lida Synagogue section of Roselawn Cemetery on Friday, May 18, 2018. Memorial donations may be made to The Baycrest Foundation, 416-785-2875.


Passed away peacefully on May 13, 2018. John was born in Toronto, the eldest son of the late Horace and Mary Speakman; loving husband for 65 years of Betty; devoted father of Jane (Stephen), David, Nicola (David), Jennifer (David) and Heather (Neil). Cherished grandfather of Joanne, Louise, Andrew, John and Matthew. Predeceased by brother, Peter.

John attended Upper Canada College and the University of Toronto, graduating from medical school in 1952.

John's early years at Upper Canada instilled in him an interest in natural science which became a passion and a continuous source of pleasure that stayed with John throughout his life. His concern for the natural environment led to a lifetime support of the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

In particular, he supported the Conservancy's effort to protect and preserve the Carden Alvar, a unique natural landscape east of Orillia.

He was a caring and dedicated ophthalmologist and the source of inspiration to generations of ophthalmologists. He was instrumental in making the Eye Department at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre one of the major teaching units at the University of Toronto. For more than four decades John was at the forefront of providing eye care services in the High Arctic. This exposure to Canada's north had a profound and life-long effect on him.

In 2008, John was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada.

The appointment recognized John's commitment as an educator and his dedication to the people of Canada's North.

John's life, and the life he shared with Betty, was a montage of rich experiences. Their time together at the family cottage on Lake Simcoe, on the tennis courts at The Toronto Lawn Tennis Club and on their bikes in Europe created happy memories. Their many friends, young and old, brought tremendous joy to their lives. John was also an inspiration to his grandchildren. His ability to connect with young children, whether making maple syrup at the cottage, finding a pileated woodpecker in the ravine or counting frogs in the pond, was remarkable.

The family wish to thank the staff at Belmont House for their compassionate care of John.

Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd., Toronto, at 2:00 p.m.

Flowers gratefully declined.


Peacefully passed away at North York General Hospital on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in her 105th year. Violet will be remembered by her family and friends in both Canada and Ireland.

Violet enjoyed a long and fulfilling retirement after many years as a respected member of the Toronto Western Hospital nursing team.

Special thanks to North York Seniors Centre, VHA Home Health Care, Canadian Helen Keller Centre and North York General Hospital.

Private funeral to be held at St. James Cemetery, Toronto.


It is with a deep sense of sorrow and loss that our family announces the passing of Edmund (Eamon) Stewart Telfer on April 29, 2018 at the age of 87.

Edmund S. Telfer was born on December 13, 1930 in Caledonia, Queens County, Nova Scotia, the son of Edmund Stewart Telfer, Sr. and Adelaide Louise Crooker. Ed grew up in rural Nova Scotia, where he developed a love for the natural world. He acquired a B.Sc. in Forestry from the University of New Brunswick in 1953. After working as a forester (timber cruiser) and land surveyor, Edmund returned to school, where he obtained a B.Ed. specializing in teaching science from Acadia University in 1962 and an M.Sc. in Wildlife Biology, also from Acadia University, in 1965. His thesis "Studies of moose and white-tailed deer ecology in northern Nova Scotia" set the tone for much of his professional career.

Upon graduation, Edmund was hired by the Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada. For the next 31 years, he worked tirelessly, applying his intense curiosity about the natural world to his job, first as a wildlife biologist and later as a research scientist. Working first in New Brunswick and then in Alberta, Ed led research projects that studied ungulates - in particular moose and white-tailed deer - and the impact of forest management on their habitat. This research included work on understanding the impact of timber harvesting on watersheds along the eastern slopes of the Alberta Rockies.

He became a distinguished moose and habitat biologist and a loggerhead shrike expert. In the latter part of his career, he focused on the habitat requirements of forest birds. He became an expert adviser on environmental impact statements for various development projects in the Alberta Rockies.

Edmund S. Telfer was an active member of the science community. He was a longtime member of The Wildlife Society and served on their Publication Awards Committee. In 1994, the Alberta Chapter of the Society awarded him the "William Rowan Distinguished Service Award" for his outstanding contributions to the management and conservation of wildlife and their habitats. While a member of the Canadian Institute of Forestry, he served as an associate editor for the Forestry Chronicle scientific journal. When he was a member of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations, he participated in many international conferences on fish and wildlife habitat and coordinated the group's work in Canada. He was also a long-term member of The North American Moose Conference and Workshop where, for a time, he was an associate editor with the research journal, Alces. In 1984, this association recognized him with their "Distinguished Moose Biologist" award for his outstanding work towards the management of moose. Ed retired in 1996, and it is noteworthy that many of his accomplishments were after that. Past the official retirement, Ed served as a Scientist Emeritus with the CWS for several years, attending moose conferences, such as in Alaska, to maintain his professional interests and provide his insight.

Ed loved to read and he had a tremendous memory for what he read. He also was a great storyteller and a great listener. He loved family and he loved visiting with people. Ed's character was exemplified by kindness, a compassionate heart, humble, meek, patient, self-controlled, thankful, and showing perfect courtesy towards all people. Because of these characteristics, Ed was well respected by his colleagues and associates within the scientific community, and, quite simply, by anyone who had the distinct pleasure of meeting and knowing him. He firmly believed in the benefits of education, being a teacher himself, and he was a mentor of many young biology students over the years. He was a guest speaker at various universities and organizations, nationally and internationally, speaking on the topic of wildlife and habitat relationships. He took his family on many field excursions, enlisting their aid which provided them with a unique childhood experience. As a retiree, Eamon took up Scots Gaelic and mentored others in the language. For many years he attended summer sessions at the Gaelic College in St. Anne's, Cape Breton Island. And he kept in regular contact with the "CWS Old-timers" and other friends.

Ed was predeceased by his former wife, Leona (Gorman) Telfer, who was the Mother of their six children; and infant children, Kenneth Clifton and Isabel Anne. He is survived by his second wife, Morag; by his six children, Dan (Mary) Telfer (Okotoks, AB), Angus (Hazel Harper) Telfer (Vancouver, BC), Christine Telfer (Dennis Livingstone) (Riverview, NB), Ellen (Peter) Paczkowski, Jean (Charles) Ottosen (Regina, SK), Kathleen (Dave) MacNearney (Montague, PEI); by Morag's three children, Scott (Theresa) Ozeroff, Kimberly (Mike) Ozeroff, and Christopher (Sharla) Ozeroff; and by his 15 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 7 step-grandchildren. Humanity and the world has lost a great person and he will be fondly missed! Condolences: Serenity Funeral Service, South Edmonton; or obituary.aspx?n=edmund-stewarttelfer&pid=188900322&fhid=15398.


Happy 60th Anniversary to Doug and Darlene Comfort!!

CLARENCE W. COLE "Peter" January 26, 1937 - May 18, 2006

Lovingly remembered and sadly missed for 12 years by Jennifer, Carole and family.

BETTY RUTH MERRITT January 26, 1925 March 10, 2017 ALLEN SAMUEL MERRITT November 23,1922 March 30, 2018

Fred and Ann (Patrick) invite you to celebrate the lives of their parents Betty and Allen Merritt. A drop-in Reception will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2018 between 2 and 5 p.m. to give family, friends, former colleagues and students an opportunity to mingle and share their favourite memories.

It would be wonderful if you could join us.

The celebration of life will be held at Turner and Porter, Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West, Toronto.

Parking is available on-site.

ANTHONY H. MARINUS VANDER VOET "TONY" March 24, 1945 - April 22, 2018

Neither severe malnourishment at birth during the Hunger Winter, 1945 in The Netherlands, nor immigration to Edmonton, 1950, nor a major bout with cancer in 2000 could snuff out Tony's determined, curious and lovable spirit.

Until the cancer returned.

Scientist, Teacher, Artist, Leader, Public Servant (Ontario), World traveller, Photographer, Tony embraced his life and adventure. He remained a devoted, much loved husband, father, grandfather, Tio, friend and mentor.

He met Susan McCrae at the University of Alberta where he acquired his MSc. They both sang in the Mixed Chorus and married in 1966.

Tony and Susan worked through CUSO in Bogota, Colombia, 1967 - 1969 and were gifted with two children: Jairo Raul Garzon, 13, and David (Ximena) the natural way. Tony led the Chemistry Department, Universidad Javeriana and wrote a Spanish text book for first year students. In 1970, Tony began PhD (Inorganic Chemistry) studies and taught at the University of Toronto.

In early 1973, the family pursued new adventure in Chile. Tony taught at the Universidad Téchnica del Estado, in Santiago, an endeavour interrupted by the brutal Military Coup d'état in Chile, September 1973. During this period, a third child, Andrea (Karen) was born.

In 1980, Tony joined the Ontario Geological Survey and pioneered advanced analytical techniques to assay geological samples for rare earths. A contract with the Thai Government to implement similar services led Tony and family to embark on an around the world tour in 1987 to and from an 8 month sojourn in Bangkok.

Among other OPS appointments: Program Director, Ontario Science Centre; Executive Assistant, Deputy Elaine Todres, Policy Director; Ontario rep, international ITER project.

Tony's art grew after retirement to encompass landscape painting, printmaking and photography. He and Susan shared a love of art and travelled to paint in Chile, Argentina, Mexico, The Netherlands, Ireland, Scotland, the Rockies, Royal Botanical Gardens, Killarney Provincial Park, Alaska, and Arizona. Their last major trip was to the Southern Patagonia Icefield in the Andes.

Tony applied his organizational abilities to several arts organizations as President, Colour and Form Society and Ontario Society of Artists; Treasurer, John B. Aird Gallery and board of Pastel Artist of Canada and Headwaters Arts.

His work "Inspired by the Glacier" won first prize, International Juried Online Exhibition, Society of Canadian Artists, just before his death. For shows and paintings:

Art is one legacy, but Tony would say the more important one was his family and large circle of friends. He was so proud of his children, Jairo, David and Andrea, their accomplishments and the families they formed, and of his adopted sister, Carmen 'Tita.' He burst with pride talking about his grandchildren and newest loves: Christian, an honours student at St. Francis Xavier with big plans; Julian, the affable big hearted hockey player; Emma Grace, his smarty pants princess who, at five, beat him at matching games.

'Tio Tony' is missed by relations: nieces and nephews, his brother Larry, in-laws Scott and Bob, Delia, Ilda, Lynne and Arla. His adopted friendship brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews which formed our family group in Ontario and Chile for decades, they miss his wit, story- telling, and love.

His broad circles of friends lined up to see him in his last days and we were buoyed by love, support and the celebration of his life. He drew crowds to the Palliative Care Unit at Princess Margaret Hospital from Chile, Mexico, both coasts of Canada, the USA -testament to the well lived life of a much loved man.

Please make a donation in Tony's name to your own charity, cancer services or the Palliative Care Unit at Princess Margaret. And to support Tony's artistic legacy, he would tell you to go out personally, buy a piece of original art from an artist and hang it on your wall.

Tony has been cremated as per his wishes. A celebration of life is planned for July, announcements of details on Tony's Facebook page: Photo by Geoffrey Gardner


75, of Leaside, passed away May 16, 2018, surrounded by his loving family, at Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto.

Born in St Austell Cornwall, England on August 15, 1942 Peter was the son of Philip and Mary and brother to Patricia. He graduated with a BSc from University College in London in 1964. Peter is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Peggy Bruce Williams.

Together they immigrated to Canada in 1967. He enjoyed a long career in education as a chemistry teacher (Oakwood & Humberside) and later as an administrator (TDSB) and science text book author. Peter was deeply religious with his faith and church life (St James Bond United and Fairlawn Avenue United) forming a central part of his character. He loved music, reading, crosswords, volunteering, socializing and watching his children and grandchildren grow. Peter is also survived by his children, AnneMarie (Jason Wilson) and Philip (Holly Fennell); and his adored grandchildren, Hillary, Liam, Eliza and Adala.

A celebration of Peter's life will be held at Fairlawn Avenue United Church, 28 Fairlawn Avenue, Toronto, Ontario on Wednesday, May 23rd at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation or the United Church of Canada would be appreciated.

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