Saturday, March 17, 2018
BEST / MURRAY
Colleen Best and Steven Murray happily announce the arrival of George O'Rourke Murray, brother to Matthew, born at 5:07 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Guelph General Hospital, Guelph, Ontario. Warmly welcomed by the Best, Merrin, and Murray families and the ever faithful, Zephyr.
CAROLINE ELIZABETH BABBITT "Carrie" November 25, 1990 March 12, 2018
Our kind, creative, beautiful daughter, Carrie, was taken from us suddenly on Monday, March 12th.
She was adored by her parents, Sally and David Babbitt; her two older brothers, Scott and John (Emily); her uncles and aunts, Olwyn (George), Jim, Anne (Bob), Susan, Cynthia (Pierre), James (Allison); and many cousins. Recent years brought health challenges that Carrie faced with strength and determination. Carrie had a holistic and spiritual approach to life and was passionate about yoga and meditation. She had a gentle nature and a contagious laugh. We will always cherish our memories of the happy times and the joy that she brought to our lives.
Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod St, Ottawa on Sunday, March 18, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Funeral service at Beechwood National Memorial Center, 280 Beechwood Ave, Ottawa on Monday, March 19 at 2 p.m. If you wish, donations may be made in Carrie's memory to The Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health.
Condolences/Tributes/Donations Hulse, Playfair & McGarry http://www.hpmcgarry.ca 613-233-1143
MARGARET LESLY BANTING
Died peacefully, March 4, 2018 in her 95th year at Arthur Meighan Manor, Toronto with her family by her side.
Beloved wife of the late John Banting; and loving mother of Kent (Wendy Banting) and Jennifer Frank (late James Frank). Beloved nana to Marnie Banting, Jonathan Frank (Kaia Rannem), Nicholas, and Timothy Frank; and a loving great nana. She is survived by her sister, Sheila McAndrew; her niece; nephews; and friends.
Margaret's family will be hosting a celebration of her life on April 8, 2018.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer Society or a charity of choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Rosar Morrison Funeral Home & Chapel 416-924-1408.
DONALD EDWARD BARTON March 10, 1935 March 9, 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Donald (Don) Edward Barton. He passed away peacefully, in the arms of his family, on Friday, March 9, 2018, just a day before his 83rd birthday.
Beloved husband to Joan, the love of his life for 60 years. Loving father of Cheryl, Nancy (Dean Martin) and Lisa (Paul Hickey) and beloved grandfather of Quinlan, Will, Evan, Tim, and Sara. He will be lovingly remembered by his remaining siblings, Roger and Joan, large extended family and many friends.
Don was born in Toronto on March 10, 1935 to Edward and Agnes Barton, the fourth of five children and eldest boy. Don was a lifelong sportsman who played football for De La Salle College and for the University of Western Mustangs.
He later took up squash and golf and was a longtime member of the Toronto Cricket Club and Meadowbrook Golf Club.
Don had a 35-year successful career with the Canada Life Assurance Company, working in Toronto with brief stints in Winnipeg and Atlanta. With his vibrant generous spirit and hearty laugh, former co-workers, friends and family will fondly remember Don and his storytelling.
Don's sharp sense of humour and optimism lasted through his life, despite his declining mental and physical health in his later years. We are so thankful for the caregivers who assisted him with kindness and dignity, allowing him to remain at home with Joan until the end of his life.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21st. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 22nd in Blessed Sacrament Church, 24 Cheritan Avenue, (Yonge Street south of Lawrence). Reception to follow.
In memoriam donations may be made to Hill House Hospice, http://www.hillhousehospice.com or to the Concussion Legacy Foundation, http://www.concussionfoundation.org/ about/Canada. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
STELLA BASIUK March 15, 1923 - March 4, 2018
The family of Stella Basiuk sadly announces her passing on March 4, 2018, ending her long journey with Alzheimer's disease. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Walter (1920 - 2000); she is lovingly remembered and cherished by her children, Gary (Joan) and Joanne Singer (Tom); her grandchildren, Scott, Jeffrey, Nicholas and Andrea; and her great-grandchildren, William, Teddy and Leo.
The family wishes to express sincere gratitude and appreciation to her wonderful caregivers, Rechilda and Josefina, for their unwavering compassion and incredible kindness. The family would also like to thank the staff at Gibson House LTC and Dr. Toivo Kuutan for their loving care and support.
A private family service and interment has been held. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Stella's memory to the Alzheimer Society Research Program, C/O Alzheimer Society of Canada, 20 Eglinton Avenue West, 16th Floor, Toronto, ON M4R 1K8 or by phone 416-488-8772/ 1-800-616-8816 would be greatly appreciated.
ANTONIO ANTHONY BATTAGLIA "Tony"
Tony just turned 70, and was taken from us suddenly, with his dear wife; and niece, Bianca, beside him, in Delray Beach, Florida on March 5, 2018. Tony leaves behind his beloved wife, Josephine (Pina) Battaglia, née Vellone; his dear family, his mother, Francesca Battaglia; sister, Nikki Taddeo; brother-in-law, Jason Bandi; nephews, Julian Taddeo Bandi and Elio Taddeo; grandniece, Alessia Taddeo; sister, Mary Battaglia; his precious in-laws, the Vellone family, his mother-in-law, 'Signora' Vittoria Vellone; brother-in-law, Angelo (and Tina) Vellone; sister-in-law, Anna Vellone; brother-in-law, Joe Vellone (and Pat Hanson); beloved niece, Bianca Vittoria Hanson Vellone; and Pat's sons, Spencer and Thomas Fox.
Visitation at Turner & Porter's Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West, Toronto (east of Jane subway station) 416-767-3153, on Sunday, March 25, 3-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Kingsway, 3055 Bloor Street West (west of Royal York station), on Monday, March 26, at 11 a.m., followed by interment at nearby Park Lawn Cemetery, 2845 Bloor West.
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make donations in Tony's memory to the Toronto Arts Foundation.
Tony's dear family and friends in Toronto, Delray Beach, Florida, and Georgian Bay, Ontario will always remember him with deep affection.
You may send condolences online through http://www.turnerporter.ca.
DR. PETER MATTHEW BECK DDS 1925 - 2018
Peter passed away peacefully on March 12, 2018 at Greenview Lodge in Don Mills, Ontario, comforted by his family. He had a full, happy life of family, friends and a forty year career in dentistry. Loving husband of 65 years to Brenda (Yates); devoted father to Randy (Chrisanna), Ron (Noreen) and Graham (Donna); wonderful grandfather to Jennifer (Bryan), Alison (Hamish), Claire and Caroline. Great-grandfather of Cameron, James, Liam and Megan.
Peter is survived by sister, Jean Ham; and sisters-in-law, Verna Ainsworth and Barbara Yates; and many nieces and nephews. Peter is pre-deceased by his parents, Anne and Matthew Beck, sisters Margaret Bonasco, Marion Bates; and granddaughter Megan Anne.
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Peter attended St. Michael's College School in Toronto and University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry '49. Married to Brenda in 1952, they shared a cherished love for each other from their early courtship to holding hands at Peter's passing.
Peter travelled extensively, lecturing in Canada, the U.S., Japan and Australia; travelling with the Toronto Board of Trade to Europe and South America; and with Brenda and the family to China, Europe, and winters in the Caribbean and Florida. Peter loved to fly and enjoyed his twin engine Beachcraft.
Peter had a very successful dental practice at the corner of Yonge and Eglinton in Toronto.
He was a patent-holding pioneer in implant dentistry and electrosurgery; a founding member of the American Academy of Electrosurgery; and a long time member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He also served for 30 years on the editorial board of Oral Health Magazine and served on the staff of University of Toronto's Faculty of Dentistry.
In the summertime, Peter spent his time close to the water on Maple Lake, Lake Ontario or his favourite, Stoney Lake where he cottaged with family and friends for many years.
Peter was an active member of the Fitness Institute for forty years, played bridge, loved to golf and was a Toronto sports enthusiast, particularly for the Argos, the Blue Jays and the Leafs. However, his greatest pride was his wife and three boys and he cherished his time surrounded by family.
Peter will be missed by his devoted family and friends and will forever be in our hearts. A private family funeral was held at St. Margaret's Cemetery in West Hill. The Beck family would like to thank Greenview Lodge for their loving support and comfort over the past 18 months. Peter supported many charities in his lifetime. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Michel Broschart on Thursday, March 8, 2018, after an 18-month battle with leukemia. He was 79 years old.
He lived a life that will continue to be an inspiration for all. Michel's strong work ethic, knowledge and leadership led him to become the passionate educator he was, in France and then in Canada, where he spent his professional life involved in French language education in Ontario. Over a thirty-five-year span, he was a teacher, a pedagogical counsellor, a school principal and retired as a public servant at the Ministry of Education. To say that he was wise, principled, practical, and curious would be just a start.
He was a leader, a go-getter, a tinkerer, an avid chatterer, a listener, a traveller and lived his life with passion and enthusiasm.
He loved people and was known to strike up conversations with anybody. His zest for life could be heard in his contagious laughter.
The past year and a half was a testament to his strong will and determination as he faced his illness with courage and dignity.
He was surrounded by his loving family throughout this journey and in his final moments. He did not want to leave us and his joie de vivre will always remain in our hearts.
Michel is survived by his loving wife, Marie-Paule; sons, Olivier and Patrick; and daughter, Stéphanie; as well as his three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his extended family here and in France, and also his treasured friends.
Family and friends are invited to visit at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, on Tuesday, March 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Wednesday, March 21st at 1:00 p.m., with a reception immediately following. In memory of Michel, please share a glass of wine and good food with family and friends, and practice random acts of kindness. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
DOROTHY JOAN BROWN
Passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Joan Brown of Toronto, in her 90th year, was a Havergal Graduate Class of 1947 and Graduate of Household Sciences University of Toronto Class of 1950.
Joan was a 47 year Volunteer at Sunnybrook Hospital, an avid golfer, gardener, curler, badminton and bridge player.
She loved to read and relax at the family cottage in Haliburton.
Beloved wife of the late James Agnew Brown (1990). Loving mother of Susan Duquette (Don) and Ian Brown (Janice). Special Grammy of Lindsay Mercanti (Marc), Sarah Duquette, Jennifer Brown and David Brown. Amazing G.G. of Theodore Mercanti. Dear sister of Jamie Burry (Win). Joan will be fondly remembered by her nephews, Guy, Donald, John, and their families.
Visitation will be held from R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding South of Steeles) on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Cremation. Memorial donations to the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation, Second Harvest Food Rescue. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through http://www.rskane.ca R.S. Kane 416-221-1159
WILLIAM EVEREST BRYANS December 16, 1925 March 13, 2018
Bill Bryans, dearly beloved husband of Helen (Gardner) and brother of Barbara Braithwaite (John) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 13 in his 93rd year.
A professional optometrist, Bill practised for 48 years first with his father and then his cousin, Warren Currie, with offices in downtown Hamilton. Bill contributed to his community for 16 years as a member of the Dundas School Board and the Wentworth County Board, becoming chair of both.
Bill was active in the Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite and after his retirement the Probus Club of Hamilton. He loved jazz and swing music and through good seasons and bad cheered on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He followed politics as a "Bill Davis Progressive Conservative," and wintered for 30 years in Naples, Florida where he made many friends.
For the last several decades of his life, Bill enjoyed the daily companionship of a fine group of friends at Tim Horton's. A Dundas man throughout his life, Bill said he always had a "warm feeling in his heart" when he returned there from trips.
Above all, Bill and Helen took special interest in the lives and careers of their children, Wendy (Jeffrey Simpson), Ian (Lynn Coslett) and Martha (Tom Knowlton). The entire family suffered a terrible blow when Ian suddenly passed away in 2015. Bill, a self-described "frustrated jock," took great pleasure in watching Ian and four grandsons play football.
Bill leaves behind eight grandchildren, Tait Simpson (Katie Martin), Danielle Simpson (Geoffrey Carran), Brook Simpson (Anna Borotko), Shane Bryans (Lianne Wilson), Matthew Bryans (Emily Duggan), Katie Knowlton, Briana Knowlton, Laura Knowlton; and four greatgrandchildren, Theo Simpson, Carter John Carran, Landon Bryans and Alexis Carran.
Special thanks to Rose Ortiz, the caregivers from LIHN, the staff at Amica, and the local Veterans Affairs office for their kindnesses to Bill.
A memorial service will be held at St. Paul's United Church, 9 Park St. West, Dundas, L9H1X3 at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 24. Donations in Bill's memory may be made to St. Paul's.
CLARENCE JAMES CARNEY 1 93 0 - 2 01 8
Our dad "Clancy" died peacefully on January 10, 2018 surrounded by family. He was born in Boissevain, Manitoba; the son of James and Isabel Carney; and brother to Doug (Mae Belle), Ken (Judy) and Pat (Cliff). Dad was a devoted husband to our mom Joan for 53 years, and a great father to us: Jim (Cindy), Thomas, Jeff (Carolyn) and Paige. We have fond memories of time spent in Red Deer, Edmonton, Regina, and Winnipeg. Dad and Mom retired to Mom's birthplace Harvey Station, New Brunswick where they built a home overlooking Harvey Lake. In the late 90s they moved to Toronto to be closer to Jeff's family.
Dad worked most of his career at Texaco through which we were awarded scholarships to Queen's and Manitoba universities. Dad had a strong work ethic, which he passed on to us. He was also one of the boys; going on many travels and adventures that included Paris and Colorado where he got to know our friends well. For the past several summers Dad enjoyed family visits to Martha's Vineyard. We are grateful for the November 2017 Toronto-Boston road trip that he went on with Jim for U.S. Thanksgiving with Jeff's family and a Patriots game.
Dad was an amazing grandfather to Anna, John, Rory, Christopher (Amber), Chad; and a greatgrandfather to Bailey and Thomas. His name carries on in John and baby Thomas who both have Clarence as their middle name. Rory's middle name is James, just like his Grandpa's. We know all the Carney kids will make Dad very proud.
We loved Dad for his great patience and understanding, for encouraging us to be whom we are, for helping us feel good about ourselves, and for supporting us when we needed him most. Our hearts are broken, we are going to miss Dad dearly, but are blessed to have so many great memories of him to keep us going. We are also comforted knowing that he is now with Mom and Tom.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or a charity of your choice. A celebration of Dad's life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 29th at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg.
For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit http://www.chapellawn.ca Chapel Lawn Funeral Home 204-885-9715
MARY ELIZABETH LUGSDIN COPP
We are deeply saddened to share that Mary Copp passed away on March 10, 2018 in Elora, Ontario after a brief illness. Like her beloved husband, David, who passed away one year ago, Mary lived into her 91st year with a joy of life, intellectual curiosity and remarkable health. She believed herself still in the prime of life with more to do and experience.
She left life reluctantly, but on her own terms.
Mary is survived by her children, Andrew (Irene) and their children, Jon and Alex; Catherine (David); and Leslie (Christopher) and their children, Emily and Peter.
She grew up in Minnesota, the daughter of Leslie and Isabel Lugsdin, and was predeceased by her sister, Suzy Harris.
Mary was a trailblazer in many ways - a geologist who taught at the University of Waterloo, naturalist and environmentalist, passionate music lover, potter during the early days of the Waterloo Potters Workshop, University of Women's Club member, voracious reader, rug hooker, baker, traveler. Elora became her home with David for almost 40 years and she was a vital part of the community with many dear friends. When not in Elora or planning another trip, she loved her time at the family cottage at Go Home Bay. Her love of the natural world flourished among the fascinating geology, birdlife, flora and fauna.
Her children and grandchildren were the center of her life and she was fascinated by their thoughts and plans, supporting all their adventures and sharing practical and wise counsel. Her positive nature sustained her through the many changes of life, especially during this past year.
We are grateful for the care of Dr. Kate Anderson, Groves Hospital, Guelph General Hospital and Heritage River Retirement Home.
A funeral service will be held in April and details will be available shortly through the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home website. http://www.grahamgiddyfh.com. Should you wish to honour Mary's memory, please consider a donation to the Elora Cataract Trailway, enjoyed by Mary and David for many years, the Grand River Conservation Authority http://www.grandriver.ca, or the CNIB at http://www.cnib.ca.
DAVID ROSS CURRY
With sadness we announce the passing of David Ross Curry, age 81, surrounded by his family in White Rock, B.C., on February 26, 2018. Born November 17, 1936, in Montreal, Quebec, David was the second of three children of the late Rufus and Margaret Curry.
David began his career in the investment business in the 1950's with A.E.Ames & Co.. He started in "the cage" at Ames, and progressed from being a bond trader in Montreal to being Vice President & Director of sales in Toronto. In 1957 David met Grace Gillingham, a student nurse at Montreal General. It was love at first sight; they wed on October 1st, in Morin Heights, Quebec.
In retirement they moved to White Rock to be closer to their grandchildren. David is survived by his wife, Grace; daughters, Carolyn Armstrong (Ian) and Nancy; son, Drew; sister, Isabelle Fraser; brother predeceased, Rick (Ruth); grandchildren, Rebecca and Duncan.
A Celebration of Life will be held 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Peninsula United Church, #2756 127th Street, Surrey, BC, V4A 6L5.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated in David's name to Peace Arch Hospice Society, 15435 16A Avenue, South Surrey, BC, V4A 1T2. (604) 5317484. Ways to donate can also be found on their website https:// http://www.peacearchhospice.org
JAMIE DAWKINS Artist
November 16, 1964 to March 9, 2018, unexpectedly.
Beloved husband of Arta, father of Kaitlyn and Curtis, stepfather of Ersed and Orkid, son of Don and Faye, brother of Steve and Dave, brother-inlaw, nephew, uncle, cousin, animation colleague and friend to many.
Jamie grew up in Onaping and Acton, Ontario. He went on to graduate from the renowned Classical and Computer Animation Programs at Sheridan College and enjoyed a successful career with many leading animation firms, including Disney and Nelvana.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W., (between Kipling and Islington Aves.)
Etobicoke on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 12 p.m. until the time of the service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at a later date.
Donations in lieu of flowers to CAMH.
BARBARA DEWAR "Joan"
Barbara "Joan" Dewar, born February 2, 1931, died peacefully on March 12, 2018 after a short illness. She was cared for by her family and the staff at Michael Garron Hospital (formerly Toronto East General Hospital).
Predeceased by her first husband, Fraser Hugh Dewar; and her second husband, Reverend Donald Gordon Ray; she will be greatly missed by her own children, Andrew (Takako), Jennifer (Dave), and Sarah (Andy); as well as Donald's children, Judith (Fred), Ian, and Duncan (Christine). Joan will also be missed by her six grandchildren, Brendan, Devlin (Nell), Nathalie (Dan), Hugh, Fiona, and Morna. Joan will also be missed by the summer residents of Sand Lake, where she had a cottage.
Joan was a graduate of Bishop Strachan School and Trinity College (University of Toronto). Joan was an active member of the Donway Covenant United Church for almost 60 years. She was also a member of The Potters Studio for over 30 years.
A celebration of Joan's life will be held on May 26, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Donway Covenant United Church. A second celebration will be held in August at the Sand Lake Log Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any of the following organizations in remembrance of Joan: Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or Michael Garron Hospital.
FRANCIS ARTHUR DUPUIS December 13, 1941 March 10, 2018
Frank passed away peacefully at the Langley Hospice, with his family at his side on a beautiful Saturdayafternoon,March10,2018.
He is survived by his wife, Doreen; and his children, Michael and Elaine. He was extremely proud of his children and their accomplishments. He is also survived by his two brothers, Clem and John; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Michael. He will be greatly missed by his family and his dogs.
Frank was born and raised in Cobden, Ontario. After high school, he worked for Sun Life in Toronto. He fondly remembered his time in Toronto. Wanting adventure, he came to BC where he worked in the construction trade and the finance industry until he decided to further his education. At the University of British Columbia, he obtained both his Bachelor of Commerce Degree and Master's Degree in Education. Frank worked as a teacher in the Langley School District until his retirement.
His connection between BC and Ontario was well maintained in part with several great crosscountry driving trips he would take his family on. He always enjoyed the company of his dogs and horse, always had a little construction project on the go, and among other things, was an avid reader of the Globe and Mail.
Thank you to the Langley Hospice and their doctors, nurses and volunteers for their help and care during Frank's last days.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Joseph's Church in Langley on March 16, 2018 and Frank was buried in the Fort Langley Cemetery.
In memory of Frank, a donation to one's favourite charity would be appreciated.
GRANT WARNER HOWELL UE, QC 1926 - 2018
Peacefully at home in Dundas, Ontario on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Grant will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Pat; his five children and their spouses, Catherine (Helmut), David (Beatrice), Christopher, Julia (Scott), and Jonathan (Susan); and seven grandchildren, Alison, Catherine, Thomas, James, Claire, Matthew and Maxine. Son of Warner W. Howell and Irene M. (Freel) Howell. Predeceased in 1991 by his brother and law partner, Ross (Fredda). Grant was very proud of his family and his United Empire Loyalist roots.
Grant was a highly respected lawyer for 53 years, a farmer, and an active member of his home community of Hamilton. He will be remembered by all who had the good fortune to know him as a man of integrity and kindness.
Visitation hours will be on Tuesday, March 20 from 6-8 p.m. at Marlatt Funeral Home, 195 King Street West, Dundas, Ontario. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 21 at 11 a.m., at St. John's Anglican Church, 272 Wilson Street East, Ancaster, Ontario, with a reception to follow at the church.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Hamilton Region Conservation Foundation, Amnesty InternationalortheHamiltonProgram for Schizophrenia, organizations with which Grant had longtime affiliations.
JOAN MARGARET HOWES
Peacefully, at home, on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at the age of 96.
Beloved wife of the late Dr. Edwin Howes.
Joan Howes, nee Tweddle, was born in Colchester, England on August 11, 1921. Joan was raised in Gerrards Cross and trained as a physiotherapist during the Blitz in London. It was an exciting and frightening time for Joan. After the war Joan had another exciting time when she moved to Canada.
She started out working as a physio in British Columbia and even though she later traveled the world with her husband, Ed, she always held that part of Canada dear.
Ed and Joan met after she moved to Toronto and started working at the hospital that was to become The Holland Center. It was here that she met Dr. Edwin Howes who was employed at the same hospital. After her marriage, Joan spent many years as a volunteer in the same hospital. She and Ed enjoyed their traveling and their cottage. She was a gifted craftsperson and gardener. Joan lived a long and happy life and will be missed by her family and friends.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Friday from 3-5 p.m. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 3 p.m. If desired, remembrances may be made to Bloor West Village Baptist Church or Sunnybrook Hospital. Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca
SING YUI KING September 25, 1919 February 21, 2018 OBE, BSc (Eng), PhD, DSc (hon), DHL (hon), FIEEE, FIEE, FITE, FHKIE, FHKCE
Our beloved Rev. Dr. S. Y. King went to be with the Lord on February 21, 2018 at 10:15 a.m. in Vancouver. He was 98 years old.
Dr. King received his PhD from the Imperial College of Sciences and Technology at the University of London. Dr. King, Professor Emeritus and Hon. Doctor of Science of the University of Hong Kong served as Department Head and later Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, and Pro-ViceChancellor. He was the first Chinese-appointed as Director of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) of the Far East Region.
Rev. Dr. King loved the Lord all his life and he served the Lord faithfully. He was a board member of the China Graduate School of Theology (of Hong Kong), Hong Kong Theological Seminary and Vancouver's Regent College.
He was ordained in 1982 by the Chinese Christian and Missionary Alliance in Hong Kong and served as a pastor of the Vancouver Chinese Alliance Church (VCAC) after he immigrated to Canada in 1983. He had also served as the board chairman of Chinese Christian Mission of Canada. He was conferred an Honorary Degree of Humane Letters by Trinity Western University, Canada in 2011.
Besides serving at VCAC, he preached in different churches.
He supported student ministry, fellowships and faithfully prayed for anyone in need. For the past few years, he supported the Mandarin Ministry at VCAC.
Rev. Dr. King served the Lord wholeheartedly.
Books he authored include Christianity and Science, How to Respond to God's Love and All of Grace.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 24 at Fraser Lands Church (3330 S.E. Marine Drive, Vancouver, Canada) at 10:00 a.m. Immediately following the service, Interment will be held at Ocean View Burial Park in the section of "Sycamore".
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Global Advance Fund of the Christian & Missionary Alliance in Canada. Cheques can be made payable to C & MA in Canada. All donations received go to Global Advance Fund. Or donate online at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Canada website, designate to Global Advance Fund (GAF) in honor of Rev. Professor S. Y. King.
Passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 in Mississauga at the age of 95. Survived by sisters, Bernice Molter and Mickey Lightfoot; plus many nieces, nephews, great and great-greatnieces and nephews.
Karin was a graduate of the Ryerson Institute of Technology School of Journalism and in 1957 founded "Gam on Yachting". She was recognized for her many contributions to various causes such as the Tall Ships Programs, shipments of materials and supplies to hospitals and schools in Cuba, support of the Spring Thaw Luncheon by the International Boat Show (1999) and was inaugurated into the Boat Show Hall of Fame. In 2002 she received the Ryerson University Award for Distinguished Achievement and inaugurated into the Ryerson Wall of Fame. In 2005 she was named Yachtsman of the Year. A special thanks to the staff at Mississauga Long Term Care for the wonderful care she received during her stay.
A funeral service will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) on Thursday, March 22nd at 11:00 a.m.
Karin has been cremated and her remains will be spread on the Toronto Island which she so dearly loved. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www. humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
Sea Fever I MUST go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking, And a gray mist on the sea's face, and a gray dawn breaking.
I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied.
- John Masefield
LINDA ELIZABETH LEDGETT November 23, 1946 March 10, 2018
Linda passed away peacefully in Toronto on Saturday, March 10, 2018, after a long illness, with family at her side.
Linda leaves her husband, Michael; her children, Paul and his wife, Catherine, Kristin, and Katherine; her grandchildren, Patrick and Clare; her sister, Trisha Allen; and special cousin, Diane Dick. She shared friendships for decades with Carolyn, Susan, Karen, Nanci, Diane, and Kathy. She enjoyed a large extended family and other close friendships too numerous to name.
Linda had a passion for gardening and created multiple spectacular gardens at her homes, and assisted countless Torontonians and people across Canada with their own gardens through her gardening businesses, Cruickshank's and Via Verde.
She was a perfectionist in everything. Creative, loving, and principled. She was truly an inspiration.
Friends are invited to a celebration of life on Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, ON M4T 2V8.
Tributes begin at 5:00 p.m.For online condolences, please visit http://www.etouch.ca
FRANK DAVID LEWIS 1947-2018
Died peacefully at home on March 14, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.
Frank Lewis, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Queen's University, was born on January 23, 1947 in Montreal, the eldest son of Miriam and Alfred Lewis.
A graduate of Westmount High, McGill University, and Rochester University, where he earned a doctorate in Economics, Frank spent his 45-year career at Queen's. His research focused on Canadian Economic History.
A devoted teacher and mentor to generations of young economists, Frank was recognized in 2016 by the Economic History Association with the Jonathan Hughes Prize for excellence in teaching.
Frank and his family enjoyed annual winter holidays in Florida and summer vacations in the Laurentians, a Lewis tradition dating back three generations. He was an avid tennis player and an aspiring low handicap golfer. A life-long musician, Frank studied piano under Lubka Kolessa, devoted hours to his children's musical training and later performed classical music with a local ensemble. Frank was deeply involved in the Reform Jewish Congregation, Iyr HaMelech, serving on the board for decades. He and his wife Donna (Lounsbury) enjoyed adventurous holidays to destinations including Hawaii, Chile, the Galapagos, Japan and Africa.
Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May 2017, Frank continued to lead a full life. He published two academic articles, provided expert assistance to the Indigenous and Crown parties in a significant case involving 1850 treaties, and played golf and tennis until the end of December. Some of his tennis partners (you know who you are!) mistakenly believed that this was finally their chance to beat him.
Throughout, Frank maintained an unwavering positive outlook, surrounded by family and a large circle of friends.
Frank Lewis is survived by Donna, his wife of 38 years; his children, Joshua (Maggie), Michelle (Jean François), and Benjamin (Azi); his sister, Elizabeth (Paul); and brother, Jonathan (Stacy); his sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews.
The family is grateful for the exceptional care provided by Dr. Ingrid Harle and Dr. Jim Biagi of the Cancer Centre, and the kindness and support of the palliative community care team.
Frank will be buried next to his beloved parents and grandson, Aaron David Thibault, in a private service at Cataraqui Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 pm on May 3, 2018 in Grant Hall, Queen's University, with reception to follow. Donations in Frank's memory may be made to the UHKF Foundation (Cancer Centre) or Queen's University (Economics Department).
HEWETT LITTLEJOHN B.A., LL.B. , Q.C. September 17, 1930 March 6, 2018
It is with sadness that the family of Hewett (Hew) Littlejohn announces his passing. Hew died on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in his eighty-eighth year, leaving this world with courage, dignity, and grace, knowing that he was deeply loved by his family.
Hew was one of three children.
Born to Edward and Margaret Osborne (née Lind), Hew grew up in Toronto. Predeceased by his older brother, Edward (Ted) Littlejohn; Hew will be missed by his dear sister, Marnie Wigle.
Hew lived a full life. In his youth, he was a proud member of the 1949 Lawrence Park Collegiate city-wide championship football team. He graduated (B.A.) from Victoria College, University of Toronto where he pledged as a member of the Theta Delta Chi fraternity. He graduated from Osgoode Hall (LL.B.) in 1958 and enjoyed a long career as a lawyer in London, Ontario. Hew was honoured with the Queen's Counsel designation and was highly respected and valued by his many clients, embodying the finest qualities of trust, loyalty, and integrity. These traits also made Hew a true and stalwart friend: he valued his friendships, some of over seventy years, dearly.
Throughout his life in London, Hew quietly dedicated many volunteer hours to various organizations. He was appointed a lifetime member of both the Victoria Hospital Corporation and the Salvation Army and served as President of the Estate Planner's Council. As an avid and accomplished golfer, Hew was a past President of the London Hunt and Country Club, served as a Director of the London Club, and was, until very recently, President of the Board of Directors of Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Hew had a deep concern for the welfare of others, and he was proud to see this value embraced by the next generations of his family.
Hew remained a devoted husband to his wife of almost fifty-eight years, Catherine. He will be remembered lovingly by her and their four children, Robert (Catherine Glynn-Littlejohn), James 'Jay' (Catherine Bower), Elizabeth, and Mary Walsh (John).
Hew took great delight in his grandchildren, William, David, and Andrew, Cayley, Riley, and Cameron; along with stepgrandson, John Robert. He will be remembered as a strong and witty presence who brought great joy to all who gathered at the family cottage in Muskoka. Hew loved and embraced his entire extended family.
Hew was a true gentleman and gentle man. He left this world with the certain knowledge that he was deeply loved.
Visitation will take place at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St James Street, London, Ontario, Friday, March 16, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
A celebration of life will be conducted at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church (280 St James Street, London, Ontario) Saturday, March 17 at 11:00 a.m., to be followed by a reception at the London Hunt and Country Club (1431 Oxford St West, London Ontario). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 371 King Street, London, ON N6B 1S4 or London Health Sciences Foundation, 747 Baseline Rd. E., London, ON N6C 2R6.
KARIN LINA MARTHA LOEHR
It is with great sorrow that our family announces the sudden passing of Karin Martha Lina Loehr, née Koeker on March 7, 2018 in Stouffville, Ontario, wife of the late Prof. Dr.
Berthold Loehr. She will be sadly missed by her partner, Helmut Rentke; her daughterin-law, Inge Loehr; wife of the late Prof. Dr. Joachim Loehr; her grandchildren, Elisabeth and Benedikt von Schoeler with Emilia, Dr. Nikolaus Loehr, Philipp Loehr; her sister, Frauke Mauritius.
We also like to include in our thoughts her dear friends, who were all very close to her and made her life in Canada so pleasant.
In lieu of flowers and to honour her memory, a donation to the Southlake Regional Health Center Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
After a long and brave battle on Thursday, March 15, 2018, passed peacefully at his home. Norman May, beloved and caring husband of Gloria. Loving and generous father and father-in-law of Neill May and Melanie Potts, Laurie May and Frank Gerstein, Shira May, and Lainie May. Devoted and proud Zaidy of Justin, Rachel, Maddy, Ben, Jackson, Samuel, Joseph, and David. A talented scholar, a passionate community advocate, a brilliant lawyer, a consummate professional and, more than anything, a central and loving part of our family, we benefitted and will continue to learn from his love and example.
At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. Interment Holy Blossom Temple Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 43 Glenayr Road from Sunday through Tuesday and continuing at 18 Lower Village Gate #707 from Wednesday through Friday, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with prayers at 8:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Michael's Hospital Foundation, 416-864-5000 or to Beit Halochem Canada, 905-695-0611. Heartfelt thanks to St. Michael's Hospital, the fantastic caregivers and in particular his guardian angels Dr.
Najma Ahmed and Dr. Simon Abrahamson.
KATHERINE MARGARET MELAMED "Kit" October 3, 1952 March 15, 2018
Kit Melamed died peacefully at home on March 15, 2018, surrounded by family who had gathered from across the world to be with her. Her devoted partner of nearly half a century, Nissim Melamed; and her three children, Amit, Yariv and Lee, shared many hours of Kit stories, watching, listening, holding Kit and each other's hands. Kit was an indomitable journalist, and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Kit was the daughter of Margaret and Val Sears (deceased), sister to Robin Sears and Kelly Haggart and a force of nature from birth. A passionate critic of injustice by her early teens, Kit found a cause, a place and a partner in Israel when she was just eighteen. Returning to Canada in 1979, Kit plunged into the study of journalism.
From there she launched a three decade long television career that brought her the respect of colleagues and competitors, as a researcher then producer at W5 and the fifth estate.
Kit was a courageous defender of those who could not defend themselves and a lifelong activist for the social justice agenda in Canada, Israel and, through television, the world. Kit's passing leaves a deep hole in the lives of many friends, family members and colleagues.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to "Israel Guide Dog Centre" (info@ israelguidedog.ca, 416-577-3600).
There is no public service planned at this time.
On Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Baycrest. Zina Mendlowitz, beloved wife of the late Abram.
Loving mother and mother-in-law of Tova and Bill Fisch, Benny, and Sandra. Dear sister of the late Ola Berenstein, Lisa Berenstein, Misha Berenstein, and Chana Berenstein.
Devoted grandmother of David and Shelby, Karen, Ariel, Jessica and Daniel; and greatgrandmother of Jadyn, Kaleb, and Leora. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.
Interment Lubliner & Vicinity Society Section of Dawes Road Cemetery. Shiva 339 Brooke Avenue. Memorial donations may be made to the Zina Mendlowitz Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 416-780-0324, http://www.benjamins.ca
H. BLAIR NEATBY
Blair Neatby, born in Renown, Saskatchewan in 1924, died peacefully at the Ottawa Civic Hospital surrounded by family on March 11, 2018.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 47 years Jacqueline (née Côté) in 2008.
He is survived by two of his seven siblings, Ken (Pat) and Philip (Marian); his sister-inlaw, (Denise Boissonneault); his children, Nicole, Pierre (Anne Delmas) and Jacques (AnneMarie Migneault); and three bright young granddaughters, Christine, Stephanie and Gabrielle whose accomplishments were a source of pride. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews who brought him joy.
Blair Neatby was a WW II veteran and professor of Canadian history who received multiple prizes for his teaching. He authored studies on the Depression, Quebec political history and was an official biographer of Prime Minister Mackenzie King. His deep commitment to improving French-English relations led him to accept the position of research director for the Bilingual and Bicultural Commission and to live his home life in French.
The family wishes to extend their heart-felt thanks to the caring staff at the Villagia in the Glebe residence (formerly Palisades) and to the many there who became good companions.
Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod St., Ottawa, on Friday, April 13 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at in the Chapel on Saturday, April 14 at 11:00 a.m. Donations may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the United Way.
Condolences/Tributes/Donations Hulse, Playfair & McGarry http://www.hpmcgarry.ca 613-233-1143
KATHLEEN O'BRIEN October 12, 1928 March 13, 2018
Kathleen is survived by her only sister, Mary O'Brien, with whom she lived her entire life. From her birth until declining health forced Mary and Kathleen to move to a retirement home, they lived on Bain Avenue in Toronto.
Kathleen died peacefully, with Mary at her side, in their shared room at Fudger House.
Funeral Mass at St. Basil's Church, 50 St. Joseph Street, will take place Monday, March 19, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Please consider a donation in Kathleen's memory to St.
NORMA PETT (nee Goodhand)
Forever In Our Hearts Norma passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at North York General Hospital. She was 84.
Norma was a loving wife to Edward. An adored mother to Jeffrey, Ann (deceased), Michael and David; and devoted mother-in-law to Lori, Nicolette and Michelle. A doting grandmother to Kyle, Brenna, Owen; Max, Jake, Nate, and Dexter. A dear sister-in-law to Kathleen and Don Priestman, Elizabeth Pett, Violet Pett and Ina Mae Lyle.
A caring aunt and true friend to many.
Born in Bobcaygeon, Ontario, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Grace Ellen Goodhand and was predeceased by her sister, Shirley and brother, Lorne.
A celebration of her life and memory sharing will take place at Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Ave.
East (just west of Warden Ave.) on Sunday, March 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at http://www.cpff.ca or to Osteoporosis Canada at http://www.osteoporosis.ca
PETER JOHN PROVIAS BASc, P Eng.
Peter had a good, long life full of many experiences and lots of love. He passed peacefully on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Peter will be missed by his wife of 65 years, Kris, who took such loving care of him; his three sons, John, James (Deborah) and Michael; grandson, Hayden; and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his sister, Ann (Arthur); older brother, George (Marion); and younger brother, James.
Peter was born on April 23, 1920 in Hamilton, Ontario and was raised in the depression era yet managed to excel in both pick-up sports and academics.
He served in WWII reaching the rank of Flying Officer, with full service decorations. As the Navigator for a Halifax Bomber, Peter guided his crew safely home for a total of 33 missions. His crew from squadrons 424 and 415 was recognized as the last remaining intact RCAF aircrew. After the war, he attended the University of Toronto and graduated in 1948 as a Metallurgical Engineer. He worked for both the International Nickel Company of Canada (INCO) and the Government of Ontario and proudly wore his iron ring to his last day.
At almost 98, Peter retained his keen sense of history and love of country.
He instilled a love for Canada in his family while proudly flying the Canadian flag at his home for over 63 years in Oakville, Ontario. He travelled the world, and he made sure his boys experienced all regions of Canada.
Peter was an avid golfer starting as a caddy at the Chedoke Golf Course in Hamilton at the age of 11. He introduced golf to the family through many outings to the Trafalgar Golf and Country Club where he was a member for over 35 years. He continued on to play some of the world's greatest courses until late in life, although the last games may have been in memory. He was also an accomplished painter with his works of art lining the walls of his home. Later in life Peter loved hanging out at the cottage in the Parry Sound area of Georgian Bay, his walks into Bronte and his drives along the Niagara Escarpment.
Peter was a loving husband, father, uncle and grandfather who cared for and about his family while keeping us smiling with his unique sense of humor.
Peter set his sons up for success in their pursuit of their areas of interest: medicine, engineering and golf. He instilled the love of sport in his boys and was active in his support, with golfing road trips to tournaments in Canada and the USA - nobody could re-grip a golf club like Peter! Peter fostered his grandson's passion and curiosity for engineering through special moments spent together tinkering in his workshop.
Peter put everyone first before himself. He was a reserved man who had a strong voice when he chose to use it and had an influence that was subtle but powerful.
A special thanks to the Doctors, Nurses and staff at OTMH and all the Personal Support Workers for their excellent care.
Please join the family at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville (one block East of Kerr Street) for a gathering to celebrate Peter's life on March 28, 2018, from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. If desired, remembrances to the Red Cross would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at http://www.koprivataylor.com.
His former skipper said, "To Pete - our navigator who always got us there and back". From his family, Peter, you will continue to take care of us in our hearts and will be always remembered with everlasting love and affection.
JAMES DAVID RISING
Born August 10, 1942 in Kansas City, Missouri, died on March 13, 2018, in Toronto, Ontario, from complications following surgery.
Jim, as he was known by anyone after first meeting, preferred a t-shirt and jeans to a shirt and tie. He relished his time studying birds in the field, often becoming so absorbed in his work that he forgot his own personal safety, returning home after unsought adventures with bears, scorpions, poisonous snakes, and barely passable roads, from the Arctic to the tropics.
He loved his 40 years of teaching at the University of Toronto and his research on the evolution, systematics, and taxonomy of birds, especially orioles and the widespread Savannah Sparrow. His other passions, besides baseball (especially the Toronto Blue Jays) included writing, reading about history, and studying current changes in taxonomy due to new molecular evidence. He served as a member of the American Ornithologists' Union Committee on Classification and Nomenclature and, after retirement from teaching in 2009, remained active in academic organizations, especially the Wilson Ornithological Society.
Outside of work, Jim always went out of his way to spend time with his family. Never a Boy Scout himself as a child, when his sons were scouts, he volunteered to lead Boy Scout trips and to sell Christmas trees to raise funds, organized his schedule around elementary school outings, and got up in the wee hours of morning to drive to youth hockey games. As the neighbourhood scientist--a role that developed from Jim's kind and gregarious personality--he was also regularly called upon to help local children who had found dead or wounded birds or other animals, and once ended up briefly keeping a raccoon named "Bandit" in his basement (the ill-advised pet of an overwhelmed neighbour) until he could relocate it outside the city.
Jim's statistical approach to scientific research spilled over into his love of baseball, and he was an early devotee of author and analyst Bill James's "sabermetric" approach to the game. Jim would combine his two passions, measuring and weighing scientific specimens on a card table while watching baseball, occasionally looking up to question a decision to call for a sacrifice bunt or an ill-advised steal attempt.
When a scholarship to assist students in taking field courses was set up in his name by the University of Toronto's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology when he retired, Jim was delighted. He would have appreciated donations to the James D. Rising Scholarship fund.
http://www.eeb.utoronto.ca/outreach/support_us/givetoeeb.htm Jim will be greatly missed by his wife of 52 years, Trudy; his sons, David (Heather) and John (Darla); his three grandsons, Justus, Nigel, and Fintan, whom he adored; and his brothers, Dean Rising and John Rising.
His family invite friends, colleagues, and former students to a gathering in Jim's memory, to be held on Friday, March 23, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the University of Toronto Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks Street, Toronto (416-978-6325).
Our family wishes to commend the fine and caring staff of Unit 5e of Baycrest Hospital. Their attention to ensuring that Jim's last months of life were comfortable and as stimulating as possible was wonderful.
We sincerely thank you.
Died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, aged 71.
John was born in Winnipeg, the only child of Gordon, a Canadian World War II veteran, and Irene, an English war bride. Despite a diagnosis of MS at age 17, John lived life to its fullest. An avid adventurer, John served as a photographer for the American army in the Vietnam War. John met his wife, Ayala, in Israel and together they explored the world.
Earning a PhD at the University of Edinburgh, John became a professor of English literature and was a life-long Shakespeare enthusiast. John was a devoted father to Liat and Talia, and an adoring grandfather to Ariella and Orly. He will be greatly missed by his extended family and many friends.
The funeral was held at Benjamin's Park Memorial Services on Thursday, March 15, 2018.
CAMERON NEIL ROGERS
Passed away on March 15, 2018 in his 90th year at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Dearly beloved husband of the late Marie Catherine Rogers (nee Higgins). Loving father of William Brent Rogers (Hanna Sandler) and Cameron Glenn Rogers (Marilyn). Proud grandfather of Cameron and Veronica Rogers.
Predeceased by his parents, William 'Bill' and Ruth (nee Chambers) Rogers; and sister, Coral Wynne. Dear brother of Betty Hastings and dear brotherin-law of Margaret Higgins.
Born in Carnarvon, Ontario, Neil moved with his family to Toronto at age eight where he completed his education at Danforth Tech and later University of Toronto.
Neil went on to have a long and very distinguished career with IBM in various management positions.
Having "retired" early, he and Marie moved to their home on Chandos Lake where they actively sold real estate and were very involved in community affairs.
Neil served for 10 years as Reeve of Chandos Township and Councilor on Peterborough County Council.
He served as a Director on the Board of the Peterborough Civic Hospital and Chaired that board during that hospital's merger with St. Joseph's Health Centre to form the present day Peterborough Regional Health Centre. As the first board Chair of PRHC, Neil led the planning, construction and completion of the present day PRHC site. Neil was a longtime licensed Amateur Radio operator and enjoyed the many friends he met as an active member of the Peterborough Amateur Radio Club.
He was a wonderful husband, Dad, Granddad, and friend. Above all, he was an outstanding father, friend, and mentor to his two sons who will miss him most dearly. A very kind, caring and considerate gentleman, always offering to help, always thinking of others first, he was well loved and respected by everyone who knew him. He will be greatly missed by his family and wide circle of friends.
Visitation will be held on Monday, March 26, 2018 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. at Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough. A funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Interment at 12 Mile Lake Cemetery later in the spring. Memorial donations to Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at http://www.comstockkaye.com
DONALD COCKFIELD SAVAGE
In Ottawa, on March 13, 2018, former Executive Director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers, after a lengthy illness.
Son of the late George Felton Savage and Helen Reid Cockfield of Montréal. Much loved husband of Ann Kerby of Montreal. Father figure and mentor to both Matthew Kerby (Marina) and Nick Edgar (Eileen). Grandfather to Eoin and Ailis Kerby and godfather to Sarah and Brian Edgar. Loved uncle of Andrea and Justin, David, Jack, and Rana; and great uncle to Aiden and Amelia. Special thanks to Eileen for all her devotion.
Private family arrangements entrusted to Kelly Funeral Home, Walkley Chapel, 1255 Walkley Road, Ottawa, ON K1V 6P9 613-731-1255.
In memory of Don, donations to the Medicines Sans Frontiers or your local food bank would be appreciated by the family.
JANET PATRICIA SCOTT "Pat" (née Davidson)
February 26, 2018, in Toronto, shortly after her 72nd birthday. Mother of Cindy (Justin) Woodward and Andrew Scott; adoring grandmother of Sophie and Henry Woodward and Lilly Scott; daughter of the late Audrey Locke Davidson and Mel Davidson; sister of Ian (Anna), Derek, and Leigh Davidson. Pat will be missed by her many cousins who enjoyed childhood summers at Big Bay Point and Camp Tanamakoon, followed by summer jobs in the Rockies and Quebec.
Pat grew up in Chatham and Montreal. After she graduated from The Study and received her degree in Art History from McGill University, she moved to Toronto where she held administrative positions at U of T, first in the Chemistry Department then at Massey College.By far, Pat's greatest loves were her children and grandchildren. Their happiest times were at the family cottage in Georgian Bay. She cared deeply about the environment and was passionate about Canada's natural beauty and wildlife.
Pat had an enduring intellectual curiosity and keen interest in current events right up to her final weeks. She kept her remarkable (often offbeat) sense of humour.
She was determined and brave on many fronts.
Heartfelt thanks to the GYN and Clinical Trials nurses and physicians at Princess Margaret Hospital for their care and support. The programs and skilled professionals at the Gyn/Onc Clinic extended Pat's life by several years and significantly enhanced her quality of life.
You gave her hope and courage; fellow travellers at the clinic inspired her and built new friendships. A gathering in Pat's honour will take place at RCYC's City Clubhouse, 141 St George St., (at Bloor) on Tuesday, April 17, from 3-5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Ovarian Cancer Canada (ovariancanada.org) or Wellspring (wellspring.ca) are welcome. Condolences and memories can be forwarded through morleybedford.ca.
JOHN RYRIE STONE "Stoney"
Stoney passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on March 9, 2018 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Palliative Care in his 72nd year.
Beloved husband of 48 years to Allison Morson (nee Smith). Loving Dad of Rebecca Stone (Chris Buddle) and Jocelyne Stone (Kevin MacDonald). Cherished "Stoney" to grandkids, Evan, Emma, Tyler, Peter and Adam. Dear brother of Deborah Stone. Fondly remembered by his favourite furry friend, Ryrie the Rescue Dog.
Born in Toronto in 1946 Stoney spent his early years playing hockey for the Leaside Lions, camping, camp-counselling, and making many lifelong friendships at Kilcoo Camp, where in 1967 he met the love of his life, Allison. After graduating with an English degree from WaterlooLutheran University, he married Allison and embarked on a long and successful career in Sales and Marketing for Proctor & Gamble, Ethicon, Surgikos, Johnson & Johnson, SSI, Healthpoint Canada, and Smith & Nephew, living most of his life in the Peterborough area.
Stoney will be fondly remembered by a vast network of family and friends for his quick wit and enthusiastic love of life. He wore many hats in his tooshort life including dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, mentor, sailor, martiniconnoisseur, gardener, woodchopper, cyclist, dog-walker, trailcutter, x-country skier, enthusiastic tobogganer, pontificator, debater, voracious reader, sommelier, chief barbequer, and avid Stony Lake cottager.
Stoney spent the final year of his life battling cancer. To the very end, he lived his life thoughtfully, bravely, without regret, and as an inspiration to many. He will be forever loved and always missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. followed by a reception at Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre, 356 R u b i d g e S t r e e t , Peterborough, Ontario, 705-745-4683. Donations in memory of Stoney may be made to AMICI Camping Charity or Hospice Peterborough. Online condolences may be made at http://www.comstockkaye.com
JAMES HALE STRONG "Jim" May 3, 1927 March 6, 2018
After a long and full life, Jim passed away peacefully, in Victoria on March 6. He was born in Portage La Prairie, MB, and raised in Picton, ON. He graduated from Albert College in Belleville, ON in 1945. In 1953, everything changed on a blind date when he met the love of his life, Jean. After marrying in 1954, they shared 63 years of adventure together, finally settling in Sidney, BC.
Jim's great pride was his distinguished 42 year career with the Bank of Nova Scotia, starting in 1946. He and his family moved throughout Canada with his work for the bank and made an extensive network of friends. He was an avid golfer and curler and an active member of Probus for many years. He and Jean loved to travel the world, but their favourite place was at home with each other and their family.
Jim was predeceased by his beloved Jean; his mother, Isobel; brother, Doug; and nephew, Stephen. Fondly remembered by his son, Doug (Susan Bigelow); daughter, Patricia Humme; grandchildren, James Humme (Acacia Grisdale), Jean Strong, and Laura Strong; and cousin, Ed Strong (Gloria).
A celebration of Jim's life will be held later in the year. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Saanich Peninsula Presbyterian Church, Sidney, BC are appreciated.
SHIRLEY TAYLOR 1937 - 2018
It is with tremendous sadness that the family of Shirley Irene Taylor announces her sudden passing from a brief respiratory illness on Monday, March 12, 2018 in her 81st year at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Scottsdale Arizona. Shirley left us peacefully, with courage and dignity, surrounded by her loving family.
Shirley was the daughter of the late Ellis and Beatrice Ruston and was born in Wadena, Saskatchewan. She felt privileged to have spent her early years growing up on a farm in the heart of the wheat fields of the Canadian prairies. Predeceased by her siblings, Jack, Eileen, Doreen; and her nephew, Greg; she will be dearly missed by her eldest brother, Vernon of Colonsay, Saskatchewan; as well as many loving nieces and nephews.
Shirley was the only love of Allan Taylor's life, her devoted husband of 60 years. Allan will always be indebted to Shirley for her unwavering and dedicated support of his career as well as the raising of their family. She will be terribly missed and forever celebrated by her two children, Rod (Martha) and Leslie (Jamie), who will never forget the many sacrifices their mother made on their behalf.
Allan and Shirley shared a remarkable life together. They were a team and through hard work achieved great success and created a wonderful life. Their travels took them all over the world and exposed her to an incredible number of diverse and fascinating people all of whom she treated with the same dignity and respect. Shirley had a twinkle in her eye and could always warm a room with her beautiful smile.
Despite these successes, Shirley always felt that her greatest achievement was her family.
There was nothing in the world more important to her than those she loved. In particular, she was immensely proud of her grandchildren, Alanna, Kelsey and Hayley. Her involvement in their lives is something they will always cherish. True happiness for Shirley was having dinner at her beloved cottage on Stoney Lake, surrounded by her family, or playing the piano for family and friends. Shirley's grace, heart, and sense of humour will be dearly missed by all the friends she made at the lake, in Toronto, and Scottsdale, Arizona.
A celebration of Shirley's life will be held at the Granite Club (2350 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario) Friday, May 25th at 12:00 p.m. followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation (http://www.liver.ca) or the charity of your choice.
SUE TENNANT December 25, 1945 March 4, 2018
Beloved Friends and Family, Our precious, deeply loved and cherished Sue died suddenly, unexpectedly and silently in her sleep of a heart attack in Panama on Sunday morning.
A Celebration of her magnificent adventure (life) is planned on May 12, 2018 at the Nautica Building, 33 Ellen St., Barrie, Ont. from 2 to 4 p.m. with remembrances at 3 p.m.
Loving and inspired in all she accomplished: Mountain climber, Interfaith Minister, Philanthropist, Culinary and Wine Enthusiast, Loving Wife, Devoted Mother, Sister, Daughter.
Happily married for almost 50 years, the best of our lives, she has "graduated" to a mansion world where she will be with our beloved son, Jay; brother, John; and father; Jack.
Joy for them all, sad for us.
Sue and Derek talked about this event, many times, and by their faith know where she is.
We embrace faith as simply: 1) "believing a little bit more than you can prove". 2) it is a "free gift" and 3) the only price for entrance into the "Kingdom of Heaven".
For anyone and everyone.
The ashes to be spread at her beloved Silver Springs as a reminder to all who love her to remember her joyous life, living for others! Sue is survived by her loving husband Derek, son John, brother Robert, mother Sylvia, Tracy, Lisa, grandchildren Derek, Hawley, Alison, Mary and many, many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Gone from us too soon, her legacy of loving service lives on in her pivotal work as founder of Free Schools World Literacy and the thousands of young girls in Bihar, India who learned to read for as little as $15/year. A registered charity in Canada, USA, and Australia, FreeSchools really is education on a shoestring.
So, see you soon, our darling Sue.
I miss you terribly, you gave it all.
Love and Blessings to all, in His Grace.
For anyone who wishes to make a donation in Memory of Sue's life for others please consider http://www.freeschools.org.
HAROLD DOUGLAS WARNER "Doug"
Died peacefully at his home in Niagara Falls on Monday, March 12, 2018. He was 97.
Doug is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Geraldine (nee Beck). Also by his sister, Audrey; and brother-in-law, Alex. He was predeceased by his brother, Ken; sister-in-law, Bernice; and by his sister-inlaw, Rosalind, and her husband, John.
He leaves behind nieces and nephews, Kathryn (late Don), Anne (Doug), Elaine (Joe), Jim (Doreen), Stephen, Emily (Paul), Donna; many greatnieces and nephews; and longtime, loving friends.
Doug was born on September 30, 1920 in Hamilton, Ontario and graduated from McMaster University. After serving in WWII, he began his career with Borden's Dairy in both Peterborough and the Niagara region. Doug then became a high school teacher, teaching business subjects in Peterborough and Niagara Falls for many years. He was also on the faculty of Niagara College.
Doug married the love of his life, Geraldine Beck, in 1948.
Together, Gerrie and Doug travelled the world; a highlight for them both was their Round the World cruise in 2001. They also enjoyed many years at their cottage near San Souci, sailing, swimming, fishing and hiking around the beautiful islands of Georgian Bay. Until recently, Doug had been actively involved with the Sans Souci and Copperhead Association.
He also served as a Township of the Archipelago councillor.
In keeping with Doug's wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of his long life will be held at Christ Church, 4750 Zimmerman Avenue, Niagara Falls on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 2 p.m. For online condolences, please visit http://www.hetheringtonanddeans.com.
JULIA WEHRMANN (Bendzko)
We are sad to announce the passing of Julia Franziska Wehrmann on February 19, 2018. She is survived by five children, Petra (Walter), August (Rosi), Martin (Nancy), Barbara (Boris), Frank (Michelle); and by many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Julia was predeceased by her husband, Heinrich, her partner for 64 years; and by her son, Henry (Heinrich Jr.) (Susan).
A celebration of Julia's life will take place on Sunday, March 25 at Glen Oaks Funeral Home in Oakville, 3164 Ninth Line (403 and Dundas) at 2:00 p.m. Donations are asked for War Child Canada in lieu of flowers, or to a children's charity of choice. Julia is fondly remembered by all who knew her. She now rests peacefully with her God.
COLIN J. WILLIAMS
Colin passed away peacefully, on March 5, 2018 at the Brockville General Hospital at the age of 93.
He will be dearly missed by his wife, Ruth Williams; his sons, Edward (aka Ted) and Gordon, and their spouses, Marta and MarieClaude; and his grandchildren, Colin, Elin, Laura, and Stephanie.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Peter and Alec. He will also be missed by his other relatives in Canada, England, and Romania; and numerous friends.
All will remember this English gentleman as an engaged individual that always had a sparkle in his eyes. Colin was clearly fiscally conservative and socially progressive, interested in social justice, a better health care system, and education for all. This computer pioneer and entrepreneur continued to share this passion all his life. For Colin, having a good time also meant traveling, hiking, sailing, running a boy scout troop and being a pain to politicians at all levels of government.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Colin's memory to one of the following charities would be appreciated: TVO, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, or The Council of Canadians.
In addition, you can send condolences or share special thoughts online at barclayfuneralhome.com.
A reception for friends and family in Colin's honour will take place at the Brockville Country Club on April 22, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m.
CHARLES WITHERELL (Charlie)
Passed peacefully on March 14, 2018 at the age of 83 at Toronto General Hospital. Predeceased by his parents, Gladys and Charlie Witherell. He leaves behind his brother, Bob (the late Marcelle); his niece, Renée; his greatnephew, Lucas; cousins, Melissa, Pam, Barbara, Joan, and Richard.
Charlie was a long-term employee at Guaranty Trust as a Trust Officer. Charlie was passionate about baseball, family genealogy, and jazz music.
Friends will be received at Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd W., between Kipling and Islington. (416-259-3705) on March 19, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. for visitation.
A funeral service will be held in the Chapel on March 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation has taken place, burial will follow at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Mid-Toronto Community Services Inc. (192 Carlton Street) or Toronto Community Foundation (33 Bloor St E). Messages of Condolence may be placed at http://www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.
Regina (or Rene, as her beloved husband called her) Ziuraitis, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in her 90th year, at Labdara Lithuanian Nursing Home.
She was born in the village of Ruolaiciai, in the parish of Plunge, Lithuania on July 2, 1928. She met John in the refugee camps in Germany and after the war, immigrated to Canada where together with her parents, Justina and Aloyzas Ramonas, and her sister, Alyte, she worked on a ranch near Vermillion, Alberta.
John also immigrated to Canada to work on a farm in Moira, Ontario.
A year later, Regina and her family moved to Oakville where John found work, thanks to his uncle, Frank Ancevich. John and Regina were married in Hamilton in April 1949 at the Church of Our Lady of Mercy and they, together with Regina's family, set up house in Bronte in an old farmhouse on the shores of Lake Ontario near Oakville. Twins, Virginia and Aida, were born in 1951 and son, John, followed in 1952.
During sittings for her personal portrait, she was encouraged by the artist, Zilinskas, to take up art. She took classes at the Ontario College of Art and many painting trips and art work were the result. She painted Oakville and its surrounding towns and countryside, then turned to the North including Algonquin and Lake Superior, following in the footsteps of the Group of Seven. She exhibited her oils and watercolours at Anapilis, the Oakville Public Library, the Bronte Post Office Gallery, and for years at the McLaren- Barnes Gallery.
Throughout the '80s and '90s, she travelled with John, and often with her children and grandchildren in tow, to the Castle Mountain cabins near Banff in the Canadian Rockies, or to Lover's Lane cabins in Indian Harbour, Nova Scotia, as well as the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland, from where they explored the countryside to paint her oils and watercolours. Despite John and Regina buying their beloved Trobyke (their cottage in Skerryvore, near Pointe au Baril) in 1978, it did nothing to slow down her painting activities. She added Georgian Bay to the beautiful scenes she painted as they canoed and boated through the many islands and channels. Regina was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and greatgrandmother, and a terrific cook and hostess. Her garden, like her paintings, was a masterpiece of shapes, textures, and colours and her pride and joy.
Regina (predeceased by her loving husband, John, in 2006) will be sadly missed by her sister, Alyte Liskauskas; her twin daughters, Virginia (Roman) Dementavicius and Aida (David) Hudson; son, John (and former spouse, Ramute) Ziuraitis; grandchildren, Andrea (Bogdan) Zurawik, Andrew, Virginia, Michael Hudson, and Jonas (Rima) Ziuraitis; niece, Virginia (Antanas); nephew, Edward (Dalis); and all her friends in Oakville and Toronto. She was the proud great-grandmother of Matthew, Julia, and Natalie Zurawik. Special thanks to her personal in-home caregivers during her last 12 years, Diana, Gerly, Chlaire, and Michelle. All the family are grateful for the loving care that they provided in the home. Many thanks to Labdara Lithuanian Nursing Home where she was made so comfortable in her final year. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Labdara Lithuanian Nursing Home, or to the Church of the Lithuanian Martyrs, or to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.
There will be visitations at the Ward Funeral Home in Oakville, located at 109 Reynolds St, near Lakeshore Rd., at 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, 2018. Prayers will be offered between 7 and 8 p.m. The Holy Funeral Mass will take place at the Church of the Lithuanian Martyrs, 494 Isabella Ave., Mississauga, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 , to be followed by interment at St. John's Cemetery next to the church. Luncheon will follow the burial service, in Anapilis Hall D.
Please visit the book of memories at http://www.wardfuneralhome.com
The family of Morris Ladenheim would like to express their gratitude for the incredible support they have received. The warm wishes, donations, and wonderful comments about him are truly appreciated.
MARJORY T. AUSTIN November 27, 1927 March 17, 2014
Much loved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Deeply missed by John, Janet, Alice and David
ALLAN M. CLARK September 25, 1914 March 17, 1993
Still thinking of you after all these years. David, Nora, Donna, and Dan.
JAMES BARNES GILLESPIE January 14, 1931 - March 17, 2015 Cherished husband of Lorna.
"For thy dear love remember'd."
St. Patrick's Day.
JEAN M. MYLREA March 17, 2013
Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts.
FRASER GORDON PIRIE May 15, 1978 March 21, 2013
Today we remember our son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend. Taken too soon and sadly missed. Forever in our hearts.
Mum, Dad and Melanie.
NORMAN ROBERT SAUNDERS October 30, 1946 - March 19, 2007
In loving memory of Norman Robert Saunders, whose integrity, courage and love of life continue to guide us.
Deeply missed and loved forever by Lynn, Megan, Bethany and Bryan, Natasha and Justin, Lyndsey and Gordon, Claire and Amy, Nathan and Hailey, and Kenzie.