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Saturday, June 16, 2018 – Page B21


June 21, 1949 May 13, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mike on May 13, 2018, surrounded by family at Hospice Wellington in Guelph, ON.

Predeceased by his parents, George and Laura; and his twin brothers, Rob and Reg. Survived by his wife, Ruth (nee Gomer); loving father of Doug (Jennet) and Dan; adoring grandfather to Azalea; brother to Sherry Newton (Ernie),Ted (Sandra), Bud (Linda), and Laurie McLeod; brotherin-law to Julia Adlam, Penny Adlam, Peter Gomer (Carol), Ann Sunahara (Dave), Joan Murphy (Jim), and Sue Marshall; uncle to Calvin Foston, Kris Foston (Lumi), and many more nieces and nephews.

Mike's ease with people and his gift for conversation led him to a long career in real estate in Mississauga, which became his home for more than 50 years.

Mike had fond memories of a brief time growing up in Parry Sound, where later in life he kept a boat to revisit the waters of Georgian Bay. He spent some time as a hockey coach, had a passion for building homes, appreciated art, and loved golfing with the "Jimmys" and others.

He was a wonderful father and influence to his boys, was never afraid of a challenge, only looked on the bright side, and enjoyed his friends and family immensely.

Mike loved to laugh and always had a joke or two ready, some admittedly corny, and he kept his great sense of humor right to the end. He went much too soon and will be greatly missed.

From 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, 2018, there will be a celebration of Mike's life in the "Canadian Open Room" at the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, ON. Remembrances will take place at 3:00 p.m.

Donations to the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation or Hospice Wellington would be appreciated.


November 1,1934 June 5, 2018

Vincent Gylding Borch passed away on June 5, 2018 in Courtenay, BC at the age of 83 years.

Vince is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Carol; his children, Graham (Linda), Lisa (Tim), Nelson, and Michael (Andrea); his siblings, Gerald (Hilary), Michael (Flo), David (Claire), and Nancy (Bill); his fourteen grandchildren; his great-grandson; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Vince was predeceased by his parents, Ole and Dorothy Borch, and his daughter, Cynthia Borch.

Vince was born in Calgary, AB in 1934, and moved to Nelson, BC in 1948. He graduated from Nelson High School in 1952 and from UBC Engineering in 1958. His long, accomplished career spanned Construction and Municipal Engineering and culminated in Consulting with Associated Engineering Ltd., where his contributions remain integral.

Vince was foremost a family man, who adored his wife Carol and took immeasurable pride in the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren. Vince and Carol's retirement years were filled with a balance of travel and hospitality, and their home was a gathering place for family and friends. Vince was known for his sharp mind, his love of books, and his passion for music. He had a gift for speaking at the right moment with wisdom and humour and was a trusted source of advice, guidance, and direction. Where he went, order followed. Vince will be dearly missed, and remembered with love, respect, and admiration by all who knew him.

Vince's family wishes to thank the excellent staff at Comox Valley Hospital; Drs. Davyduke and Camacho; and Vince's favourite people, the nurses, whom he held in high esteem.

A Memorial Service and Reception will be held at Comox Valley Funeral Home at 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay, BC, on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.


Helen left our world on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 with grace, dignity and strength of spirit. Helen Margaret Reid was born in 1930, growing up in Ottawa with her parents, William and Margaret Reid; brother, Donald; and sister, Marion. At a young age, she lost two siblings, Gordon and Doris. She attended Glebe Collegiate. Helen met Jim, the love of her life, at Glebe - but didn't realize it until graduating from Queen's University with a BA/BPHE and attending Teachers College in Toronto. Jim and Helen married in 1956. Partners in life, travel (trekking on five continents), adventure, and bridge, they created a cherished world for their family and friends.

Helen was a strong woman who followed and shared her passion and commitment to a full life through her work, family and friends. She obtained a second degree in horticulture and became a horticulturist at the Civic Garden Centre. After retirement, she remained engaged in the horticultural community as a judge and volunteer. Helen founded a bridge club with her friends in 1955 and they shared their lives for over sixty years. Helen expressed her care and love through doing. She volunteered throughout her life at the Bloorview MacMillian Centre; Lawrence Park Community Church; Toronto Garden Club; and Canada Blooms.

Over 50 summers were spent at Camelot, on Lake Simcoe. Helen brought her competitive spirit to badminton, shuffleboard, and many rousing card games. Helen welcomed all with graciousness, humour, and a warm thoughtful presence. Some of her happiest times were with Jimbo in their sailboat. She made Camelot a happy destination for all.

She was our centre, supporting and grounding us throughout our lives. Her thoughtful spirit, keen intellect, and encompassing love will be deeply missed by her family. Her husband, Jim; children, Shelley (Jeff), Geoffrey (Susan), and Wendy; grandchildren, Emma (Chris), Gillian (Andrew), Nicola, Leah, Marcus, and Sophie; and step-grandchildren, Megan (Todd), Melinda (Adam), and Finn, will carry her in our hearts always.

We are deeply grateful to her caregivers: Mina, Dolly, Sarah, and the Temmy Latner Centre.

Please join us in celebration of Helen's life at The Granite Club, 2350 Bayview Avenue, Toronto on Monday, June 18, 2018, at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, you may wish to donate in Helen's memory to the The Garden Club of Toronto, 777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, ON M3C 1P2, 416-447-5218, ,

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel 416-745-7555.


Passed away peacefully at the age of 89, on Sunday, June 3, 2018, with family by her side.

Beloved wife of the late Robert Engel (2006). Loving mother of John (Emily) and Jeff (Julie). Cherished grandmother of James and Liam.

Visitation will be held at Forest Grove United Church, 43 Forest Grove Drive, North York, on Friday, June 22nd from 10 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 11 a.m.

Reception to follow immediately after service.

Private family Interment.

Donations may be made to Shepherd Lodge, (

Condolences at


Born July 25, 1929 in Toronto, Ontario. Passed away at her home on May 29, 2018 in her 89th year. Betty is survived by her sister, Hilda Veenstra; nephews, Tim Beattie (Laura) and Leslie Beattie; greatnephew, Kenneth; and greatniece, Janine. Predeceased by husband, Russell; sister, Dora; and parents, Miendert and Hilsje Veenstra.

As per Betty's wishes, cremation and private family service has taken place in Brampton. A celebration of life will take place Tuesday, July 17, 2018 2-4 p.m. at the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club where Betty was an active member for many decades. In lieu of flowers, Betty has requested donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or The Heart and Stroke Foundation.


On Friday, June 15, 2018 at Mackenzie Health. Beloved wife of the late Maximilian. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Vera and Malcolm Glube, Rita and Ben Gerstein, Tom and Dorann Gottlieb. Devoted grandmother of Mark and Deanna, Sharon and Sol, Francine and Daniel, Joshua and Janice, David, Michael and Tamara, Erica and Tally, greatgrandmother of Andrea, Daniel, Noah, Kayla, Marcus, Braden, Jonas, Samson, Ever, Joshua, Lauren, Louis, Leo, Lilly, and Ella.

At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, June 17, 2018 please call for further information.

Shiva 7071 Bayview Avenue, Thornhill. Memorial donations may be made to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Maximilian and Gerda Gottlieb Endowment Fund, 416-665- 8054.


Peacefully June 10, 2018 in Scarborough, ON, age 69.

Survived by son, Graeme Hill (Stephanie); Graeme's father, Clark Hill; brothers, Eric Kokko (Marion), Greg Kokko; nephew, Paul Kokko; niece, Anne Kokko; predeceased by mother, Helen Kokko (née Moloney); and father, Vilho Kokko. Phyllis had a long distinguished career in education from Teacher to Superintendent in East York and Toronto.

Funeral service at Saint Martin's, 513 Ennis Road, Ennismore, ON K0L1T0 Saturday, June 23 10:00 a.m., interment at Saint Martin's, gathering at the Parish Hall to follow. A celebration of life will also occur in East York, details to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations to Heart & Stroke Foundation will be gratefully appreciated. Messages may be left at


Peacefully, at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on Monday, June 11, 2018, at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Margaret. Loved father of Greg, Tim and Kelly (Lucas). Proud grandfather of Emily, Aryeh, Maya, and Vivienne.

Garth devoted his career to creating pathways to the celebration of diversity and inclusion in post secondary education in Canada. In Ontario's colleges and universities he served as Vice-president Academic, George Brown College; Executive Vice-president, Centennial College; and President, Canadore College. In the Ontario Public Service he served as Assistant Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Education, Colleges and Universities; and as President and CEO of the Ontario Training and Adjustment Board.

Internationally, he played major roles in several education projects.

In Costa Rica he led a university capacity-building project at the Tecnológico de Costa Rica. Upon the election of Nelson Mandela to the presidency of the New Republic of South Africa, he led Canada's participation in the new government's transformation of education, resulting in the creation of the South Africa Qualifications Authority. More recently, Garth presided over the creation of the Canadian University of Dubai, where he also served as the permanent Canadian member of the Board of Trustees of the University.

In 2012 Garth was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for distinguished service in Canada and internationally, and in 2018 received an Honorary Doctorate from the Canadian University of Dubai.

A celebration of Garth's life will be announced at a later date.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Garth Jackson Memorial Scholarship at Centennial College: 416-289-5000 x7113. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through


June 1, 2018, died quietly, following an incident of congestive heart failure compounded by vascular dementia, having been in the company and care of his two children and the palliative team at Elisabeth Bruyère Hospital.

Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Gordon made Montreal home throughout his professional and family years, embracing the people and spirit of the city. His past 25 years as Elizabeth "Liz" Kane's loving and devoted partner in travels, dinner parties, and life at their home in New Edinburgh, Ottawa were among Gordon's happiest.

Stockbroker, consummate host, golfer, fly fisherman, barbecue enthusiast, sporter of bow ties, Gordon will be missed and warmly remembered by his friends and family. Predeceased by his brother, Dr. James H. Jackson, and recently bereft of Liz, Gordon was a gentleman to the end.

Survived by his children, Catherine and Phillip Jackson; their spouses, Anthony Abrahams and Claire Martin; granddaughter, Rachel Abrahams; niece, Dominique Jackson, Liz's sons, Graeme, Adam and Oliver Kane, and their families. "Scuto Amoris Divini" Gordon will be interred in a private family ceremony at Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa and a Memorial Service will be held at Church Of St. Bartholomew's June 21st, 12 p.m., followed by reception.

The family would encourage any donations made in Gordon's name to The Alzheimer Society, Cancer Society, or Atlantic Salmon Federation.


Peacefully on Monday, June 11, 2018 at the Edinburgh Retirement Home at age 94. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth. Loving mother of Robert "Bob" and Hilary (Donald Hébert). Daughter of the late George and Mary Medlicott.

The family would like to express their thanks to the staff of the Edinburgh for the care Rolande received. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O'Connor) Ottawa on Monday, June 18 from 10 a.m.

until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11 a.m., followed by a reception. Donations in memory of Rolande to a charity of choice would be appreciated.

Condolences/Tributes/Donations Hulse, Playfair & McGarry 613-233-1143


May 14, 1924 - June 6, 2018 Peacefully, on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at the Village of Humber Heights, at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late James G.

McEwan. Cherished mother of Janice McEwan, Mardine Steiner, Catherine McEwan and the late Dr. Brian McEwan. Adored grandmother of Jessica (Dave), Tristan (Catherine) and Tara.

Loving Great Grandmother to Quinn, Seren, Lily and Emrick.

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Monday, June 25, 2018 from 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Royal York Rd. United Church, 851 Royal York Rd., Etobicoke, on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 11 a.m. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Village of Humber Heights or Royal York Rd. United Church.

Online condolences may be made through

RUSSELL JAMES McDONALD D.V.M. "Rusty" Passed away peacefully in Kitchener in the early hours of Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Lanark Heights Long Term Care, in his 96th year.

Predeceased by his parents, William J. McDonald and Sarah Jean McMillan; his wife, Helen in 2002; his sisters, Helen Tuckey in 1953 and Marilyn in 2007; and his brother, Bill in 2013. Dr. McDonald is survived by his daughters, Jean Reilly (Robert) of Kitchener, Catherine Jones (Robert) of Lawton, Oklahoma; and son, John McDonald (Teresa) of Caledonia; as well as grandsons, Michael Reilly and Matthew and Andrew Jones.

He was a graduate of the Woodstock Collegiate Institute and the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph. He maintained an active role for many years in both the O.V.C .and U. of G. Alumni and served as Chair of the U. of G. Alma Mater Fund.

Professionally, Rusty was recognized both nationally and internationally as a pioneer in the commercial application of artificial insemination of dairy cattle. He was the founding General Manager of Oxford and District Cattle Breeders Association which, as the result of merging with three other breeding associations, became Western Ontario Breeders Inc. (WOBI).

He retired from that position in 1988 to become Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Animal Breeders and served for many years as Chair of the Board of Directors of Semex Canada, the organization responsible for most of the Canadian livestock semen exports. These positions involved considerable national and international travel.

He was a member as well as Chair of many organizations associated with veterinary medicine and agriculture including the College of Veterinarians of Ontario, the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and the American Dairy Science Association. He was a founding member of the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame and a Director of the Royal Winter Fair as well as the Ontario Agricultural Research Institute.

Rusty was the recipient of numerous awards including the University of Guelph Alumnus of Honour in 1979, the Ontario Veterinary Association Award of Merit in 1994 the same year he was inducted into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame and received the Ontario Veterinary Association Award of Merit.

He held executive positions on an impressive number of local organizations and institutions including the boards of the Woodstock YMCA, the United Appeal, Woodstock General Hospital, Chalmers United Church and was a founding member of the Woodstock Curling Club and Craigowan Golf and Country Club. He was a big supporter of the Woodstock Athletics hockey team and president of the Woodstock Minor Hockey Association at a time when Bobby Hull was playing for one of the local teams.

While he enjoyed golf, curling and skiing, one of his favorite "hobbies" was electioneering. As a "dyed in the wool" Liberal whose favourite slogan during elections was "Vote as you like but vote Liberal". Rusty was the campaign manager for numerous federal and provincial candidates in Oxford county. It's entirely possible the result of the recent Ontario provincial election hastened his passing.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Lanark Heights Long Term Care for the exemplary care they gave our father for close to seven years.

Cremation has taken place. A private family graveside interment will take place mid-summer in Woodstock.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to to the University of Guelph - O.V.C. Pet Trust, University of Guelph Alumni Fund, or the Woodstock Hospital Foundation can be arranged through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 1P7, or 519-745-8445.


It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Bill McIntosh on June 6, 2018, after a lengthy illness. He was preceded by his parents and seven siblings; survived by Ethel, his loving wife of over sixty years; his three children, Doug, Rod (Linda), and Lisa; and three almost perfect grandsons, Liam, Stuart, and Colm.

Bill was born in Rossburn, Manitoba on July 31, 1929. The day after he graduated from high school he started work at the Bank of Toronto where one of his first duties was to fill the ink wells and put out clean blotters. By the time he retired as senior vice president Pacific Division of The Toronto Dominion Bank computers had entered the banking system.

He loved banking and had a successful career which he always attributed in large part to the great people he worked with. Next to his family and banking Bill loved sports - he played baseball and hockey as a boy and was always proud to tell people that his team won the Junior B championship 1947-48. He was a fast if not exactly smooth skier, he regularly shot his age on the golf course and he was a much sought partner on the dance floor. As for his bridge game, it was something else.

We will miss him more than words can tell.

A celebration of life will be held at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club, on Sunday, June 24th from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Online tributes may be expressed at

JUNE M. MCKILLOP (nee Ablett)

Passed away June 9, 2018 at Dorothy Ley Hospice at 88 years of age. Loving wife to the late Donald (2009); mother to Brian (Jean) and David; sister to Dick and Anne; and grandmother to Jennifer.

Special thanks to June's caregiver Miliça and the great staff at the hospice. Your presence we miss, your memory we treasure, loving you always, forgetting you never.

At June's request, there will be no visitation or funeral.

The family would appreciate donations in June's memory to the hospice or a charity of your choice.


After a determined struggle, with family at her side, Dianne passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018 at her home in Toronto. Beloved wife of the late Paul Meredith. Loving mother and friend to her daughter Sandra, and son-inlaw Matthew Halder, and to her sons and daughters-inlaw, Scott and Elizabeth Boyd, Gregory and Audrey and Bradley and Karen. Proud and devoted grandmother of Lindsay, Kristen, J.P., Cameron and Georgia.

Devoted and loving daughter of the late John and Kathleen Proctor.

Dianne was a loyal, compassionate and selfless woman who touched the lives of many. A family graveside service will take place on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto. In accordance with Dianne's wishes and to honour the way that she lived, family and friends are invited to a reception to celebrate Dianne's life at the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club, 141 Wilson Avenue West, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., also on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

Dianne's family is grateful for the kindness and exemplary care provided by Dr. Sandy Buchman of the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, the team at Spectrum Health and also Magdalena (Len), Madeline and Ailyn.

If desired, donations in Dianne's memory to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care or the Canadian Cancer Society would be most appreciated by the family.


Passed away at her residence on June 13, 2018. Anne McNevin, daughter of the late Dr. Frank P. McNevin and the late Kathleen McNevin and Agnes F. McNevin. Loving sister of the late Maureen McNevin and the late Helen Murphy. Dear Aunt of James Murphy of Calgary, the late Mrs. Kathleen Stewart of Ft.

Lauderdale and Theresa Stewart of Toronto.

Friends may call at Blessed Sacrament Church, 24 Cheritan Ave. Toronto, on Monday, June 18th at 10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow in the Church at 11:30 a.m. Interment at Mount Hope Cemetery.


On Sunday, June 10, 2018 in his 92nd year at Dufferin Oaks Nursing Home, Shelburne, Ontario, peacefully with his prime caregiver, Lynn Paltooram, by his side. He was predeceased by his wife of nearly sixty years, Ilse; and will be sadly missed by his sister, Christine Taylor (Don) of Reston, Virginia, USA; and his nephew, Tim.

Former President and CEO of Cooper Canada and long-time member of St. George's Golf and Country Club, Toronto, Canada. Cared for by his longtime friends, John and Mary Beaton. Many thanks to his neighbour, Mary Carinci and caregiver, PETA who looked after him in his home in Etobicoke.

Any donations can be given to St. Michael's Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, 21 First St., Orangeville, ON. Condolences may be offered to the family at


December 2, 1926

Carrickfergus, Ireland

June 5, 2018

Mississauga, ON

It is with profound sadness that the family of Derek Pollock announce his sudden passing.

Beloved and loving father of Linda, Sandra and predeceased by loving daughter, Dianne in 1990 and loving wife, Frances in 2015.

Father-in-law to Milo and Glenn.

Forever remembered by his grandchildren, Rena, Jessica and her husband, Ryan, Derek and his partner, Chloe, Brendan and his fiancé, Sarah; also many family and friends from around the world (especially Ireland).

He had a lifelong passion for sailing through which he won numerous trophies. He loved animals especially his dogs; found joy in dancing and singing and was especially proud of singing with The Redmen Group.

Derek was an honourable man, always ready to share a joke or tell a "wee" story.

Because of these qualities he was immensely liked by all who were lucky enough to know him.

He maintained his sharp wit, twinkle in his eye and a keen zest for life right till the end.

A memorial service will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 375 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, Funeral Centre (enter through east gate). 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

A brief time of refreshments and fellowship will follow the service.


"The arts are, above all, how we express the finest elements of our humanity - our understanding, our compassion, our caring, and our love."

Walter was a remarkable man who led a remarkable life. Keen, vibrant, and insatiably curious, he supported the arts, social justice, environment, and education - everything that is good and right. A man of rare integrity, he fought passionately for equality and justice. And he did so with compassion, kindness, and joy.

Walter was born in 1929 in Toronto to Ernest and Elsie (Kendrick) Pitman. In 1952, he married the love of his life, Florence Ida Collinge (1925-2016). They lived a life of great beauty, generously supporting artistic communities and cultural institutions; almost every day of the week attending opera, film, galleries, museums, symphony, theatre, book launches, and choral concerts. Their home was both a gallery and meeting place, celebrating their commitment to creativity and family. Ida herself was a master spinner and weaver, and together they sought out craftspeople all over the world.

Always on the go, Walter was an avid marathoner, skier, sailor, piano player, and choir singer. With Ida, he was a dedicated member of the Trinity St. Paul's church.

Walter and Ida had four children, their pride and joy: Wade (Mary), Cynthia Lynn (Don), Mark (Jeanne-Marie), and Anne (James). They adored their grandchildren: Matthew (Esmaralda), Lisa (Sascha), Dan (Alison), Jeremy (Heather), Diana, Jaclyn, Blair, Josh (Jennifer), Zoe, Alexandre, Jared, Kieran (Charlie), Noah (Taylor). They were beyond delighted to welcome greatgrandchildren: Sebastian, Callista, Xavier, Keagan, Mackenzie, Dexter, Walter, Julian, Isla, and Kai. Adam and Val were cherished family, found later in life.

Walter Pitman began his career as a dedicated high school history teacher at Kenner Collegiate in Peterborough, quickly becoming the head of the History department at Langstaff Secondary School in Richmond Hill. In 1960 he made history by becoming the first New Democratic Party (New Party) Member of Parliament for Peterborough, where he and Ida made their first family home. Passionate about education, he became the Dean of Arts and Science at what was then, a new Trent University. In 1967, he was elected as a member of the Ontario Legislature for the NDP where he became a well respected Education Critic, chair of the NDP caucus, and, in 1970, Deputy Leader of the Ontario NDP. After a short time, he turned back to education where he eventually was offered the Presidency of Ryerson Polytechnic Institute (now Ryerson University). Here, he immediately brought his penthouse office down to the ground floor in order to more accessible to students. Pitman Hall, a residence at Ryerson, was named after both Walter and Ida, at Walter's insistence. After Ryerson he moved on to be Executive Director of the Ontario Arts Council and then Director of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. He was a proud Member of the Order of Ontario and an officer of the Order of Canada. He was the Chair of Elderhostel Canada, Ontario Education Association, Canadian Association for Adult Education, Energy Probe, Arts Education Council, Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Project Ploughshares, and Interim Waste Authority. Walter was a Member of the Board of National Ballet of Canada, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Toronto Children's Chorus, and Campaign Against Child Poverty, and was one of the founders and on the steering committee of For Our Grandchildren. He wrote for the Peterborough Examiner and submitted a weekly column at the Toronto Star. In "retirement," he became an accomplished author of five books, supporting arts in education, and official biographer for Louis Applebaum, Harry Freidman and Mary Morrison, Elmer Eisler, and Victor Feldbrill. Walter's awards and accolades are just too many to mention.

Walter died gracefully, in love, surrounded by his family.

To honour Walter's lifelong generosity of spirit, please consider a donation to The Stephen Lewis Foundation, Orpheus Choir Toronto, For Our Grandchildren, or the Parkinson's Society.

A celebration of Walter's exemplary life will take place on Friday, June 22 at 7 p.m. at Trinity St. Paul's United Church at 427 Bloor Street West, Toronto.

Reception to follow.


Don Posterski died at home surrounded by family, June 13, 2018 at the age of 76. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Beth; son, Jeff (Diane); daughter, Brenda (Mike); grandchildren, Kyra, Caleb, Rowan, Kieran, Skye; sister, Donna; and brother, Brian (Kai).

"Life doesn't always go in a straight line," was one of Don's many invented expressions of wisdom and insight. Known for his leadership and influence in the Christian church community, Don was an extraordinary teacher, speaker, writer, leader and mentor, as well as a wonderful husband, dad and grandpa.

Memorial service is on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Tyndale Chapel, 3377 Bayview Ave, Toronto.

Visiting with family and friends is at 2:00 p.m., with service at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Don's honour may be made to Christie Refugee Welcome Centre, Tyndale University College & Seminary or World Vision Canada.

Online condolences may be made through



Our beloved mother, sister and grandmother, Inna Ruvinskaya, P.Eng., passed away gracefully on Sunday, May 13, 2018. Born July 2, 1936 in Leningrad (St.

Petersburg), Russia, she survived WWII in a livestock barn, rose to national rank as a gymnast and earned a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Leningrad Polytechnical University.

In 1977 Inna made the courageous decision to start a new life along with her two young children in Canada where she met Fred Thoms, her husband of 30 years.

Together they raised children and grandchildren, travelled the world, skied, and cruised offshore on their sailboat.

Inna was the first woman from the USSR to become a Licensed Canadian Professional Engineer and she earned a place in The Who's Who of Canadian Women.

Her extraordinary strength, elegance, and daredevil sprirt shaped every moment of her life, through her last.

Inna will be terribly missed and will forever inspire her children, Vladik (Oksana) and Alisa (Tad); her siblings, Lubov, Elena, Boris; and her grandchildren, Renee, Iliya, Joseph, Jesse and Fiona. A memorial service will be held for close friends and family on Inna's 82nd birthday, July 2nd, on her beloved Georgian Bay.


Joy Lillian Louise Levitt Schreiber, born in Montreal in 1925. She died peacefully in her sleep on June 14, 2018 - ever dignified. Beloved wife of the late Louis Schreiber.

Loving mother and mother-in-law of Hinda and Joel Miller, Bruce and Sherri, Sydney and Cathy, and Tuvia and the late Chaya/ Clare Heller. Dear sister of the late Monty, Eric, and Adrian Levitt.

Devoted grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of 10. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Interment in the community section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva at 111 Avenue Road, Toronto. Memorial donations may be made to The McCord Museum Foundation 514-861-6701 ext. 1237. Devoted to family, she was a passionate lover of history, art and culture.

Her final motto was "Don't act it, live it."


Passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the Bridgepoint Health, Toronto with her family at her side, at the age of 77.

Beloved partner of the late Gary Vasey. Dear mother of Alan Tate and Heidi, Liz Tate and Chris LeBer and Peter Tate. Loving grandma of Ella.

Dear sister of Ross and predeceased by Alan and Dale. Fondly remembered by the Vasey family and by her family and friends.

Friends are invited to visit the family at the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home Ltd., 127 Bobcaygeon Rd., P.O. Box 427, Minden, K0M 2K0 on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the Service to Celebrate Lynne's Life at 1:00 p.m.

Reception to follow in the Monk-Cray Family Centre at the funeral home. Cremation has taken place.

Memorial Donations to the Community Living Haliburton County would be appreciated by the family.


May 3, 1957 - May 1, 2018 Chris Tovell, of Denver, Colorado, brother of Daniel Massey Tovell of Dahlonega, Georgia, son of the late Dr.

Harold M.M. Tovell and Elizabeth Davidson; predeceased by his brothers, Harold and Craig. Chris grew up in Bronxville, NY. In adulthood he lived in Tucson, AZ and later Denver, CO.

Chris was an aspiring writer, an ardent environmentalist and a committed Democrat.

He is fondly remembered as a generous, thoughtful and very sweet man who made every effort to keep in touch with his far-flung family. As well as his brother Dan, he leaves behind his Canadian cousins Denton Tovell, Susan Moogk, Marianne Muir, Rosemarie Tovell, Pat Skahan and Peter Tovell as well as members of his Davidson family of Toronto.

Interment will take place at a future date at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.

GILL TRAYNOR (née Greig)

Passed away on June 11, 2018 at the May Court, Ottawa.

Nurtured along the Welland Canal, Gill early showed a genius for friendship which, later in life, stood her in good stead wherever she and husband Tim lived or travelled around Canada and the broader world.

She attended Port Colborne High School and Trinity College at the University of Toronto. Later, in her many family travels, she was adept behind the wheel of any car from Enniskillen to Istanbul.

Friendship was uppermost in her varied life. Devoted mother to Patrick and Adam, she worked as a school teacher in London, England, as a real estate agent, and as a member of teams investigating climate change (BOREAS) and police futures.

She was an art lover and volunteer for Ottawa causes.

Born into a world at war, she knew loss as a child; her stoicism would hardly be expected from her sunny demeanour. Her reserve of stoicism helped sustain her through her lengthy struggle against ALS. She never lost her lightness of heart through that ordeal. Her courage touched the many friends as well as medical and supportteam members who assisted her in ways large and small.

She took particular comfort from the many kindnesses of her niece, Lisa.

Her passing is a grievous loss to her husband and sons; her granddaughter, Georgia; daughter-in-law, Linda; and brother, Ted.

A remembrance of Gill's life will take place at the Billings Estate, 2100 Cabot Street, in Ottawa, between 1:30 p.m.

and 4:00 p.m. on June 28.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the ALS Society of Canada would be welcome.


Peacefully, on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Wesburn Manor, Toronto, at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Janet (nee Hardaker) for 38 years. Loving father of Michelle and André, proud and loving grandfather of Sarah and Hannah, dear brother of Clare (Kelly), Anita (Elson), Peter, all of Mississauga; Alan (Lorna) and Bernard (Jill), of England; and Dohne of the U.S.A. Michael will be missed by his many nieces and nephews, by his sister-in-law, Jennifer, and by his friends from Barclays Bank and CIBC.

Special thanks to all the staff at Wesburn Manor for their exceptional care and support.

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Peel Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy. 10, N. of QEW) on Monday from 6 - 9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 3 p.m. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer Society. Online condolences may be made through

"I'm going where the sun keeps shining through the pouring rain, going where the weather suits my clothes."


June 10 2018, Toronto

Hanna died as she wished, at home with her family, engaged with the work and people she loved. Her colleagues and career at Environics Analytics brought her joy. Role model, immensely capable lifelong learner, a woman of so many skills and accomplishments - but to us, Hanna was firstly the loveliest mother, wife, and friend. Hanna leaves her children, Julia and Michael; her husband, John (Brady); mother, Elfriede and father, Anton (d. 2013); sisters, Barbara (Paul), Nancy (late Lorne Cave, Charles); and brother, Anthony (Janet).

Hanna loved her Irish family and relished their company Elizabeth, Marie and Michael, and families. Hanna lived many years with cancer under the devoted care of Dr. Zibdawi and doctors and nurses in Newmarket and Toronto. Unstinting in her love, her beautiful personality never dimmed but shone through always. Minutes before she left us, Hanna was organizing flowers on our patio. A celebration of her life will take place in the near future. Condolences only please at or

LOUISE WILLS (nee Pinard)

Born November 13, 1932 in Trois Rivieres, Quebec. Passed away on June 13, 2018 in Toronto following a long illness. Beloved wife of the late Ian Malcolm Wills (2000). Loving and much loved mother of Tina (Jeff Green) and Marion (Stephen Robinson). She leaves cherished memories as "Grand" for her grandchildren, Kathryn, Hannah, James and Andrew. She is also survived by her brothers, Raymond (Estelle) and Jean (Helene).

Louise was happiest when she was hosting regular Sunday night dinners with her family, where she showed her considerable skills as a chef and baker. She could often be found on the golf course or at a bridge table, and was a past Ladies Captain at St.

George's Golf and Country Club.

She will be missed by a wide circle of friends at St. George's, Quail Ridge Country Club in Florida, and Royal Montreal in Ile Bizard, Quebec, where she and Ian continued to travel for many years following their move to Toronto. The family would like to extend our gratitude to the staff at The Village of Humber Heights for the care they provided to Louise, especially over the last several months.

As per Louise's wishes, a private family service will take place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society ( would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made through


December 3, 1962 June 16, 2008

A life of love, Compassion and Generosity Never forgotten, Always missed Mum and Dad, Heather, Jenn and Andie "May the beauty you love, be what you do"


Born in Toronto, Ontario on April 27, 1977, and died on Georgian Bay, Ontario on June 16, 2012.

His father, Geoffrey, sister, Jennifer, loving family and friends honour Colin's courage, wisdom and goodness.

Colin was raised by his parents, Geoffrey and Elaine in Toronto, Canada and then in Hilton Head, South Carolina before his return to Canada. Colin found fulfillment and achieved in sports, Outward Bound, the arts and academic pursuits. He was brilliant and charming. Also a natural helper and led by his love of children, Colin created a high school mentoring program for younger students. He graduated Salutatorian of his class and attended McGill University.

Early in adulthood Colin's life was changed by the onset of a devastating mental illness that he fought with immense resourcefulness and bravery. Even in the face of terrific emotional hardship, Colin could draw from within himself love, fortitude and grace. He extended kindness to strangers and had a deeply felt desire to create a better world.

In Colin's life and in his last stand to create peace out of chaos, he was heroic.

Now through the night there shines the light of a spirit that is free... to fly. Gone forever but never forgotten and always will be in our hearts.

-The Boone Family


November 27, 1997 June 18, 2016

Unable are the Loved to die For Love is Immortality...

Emily Dickinson With love, Mom, Dad and Matt


June 17, 1913

Tomorrow, Father's Day, would have been Harry's 105th birthday. We remembered him in the Globe on June 17, 2013, and again on June 24, 2014, sharing many Harry "Mitzizms." You would have been very lucky to have known Harry. He was one of a kind. His enduring legacy of good deeds and life lessons live on forever.

Love, Hilda, Lewis, Wendy, Melanie, Barry, Jeffrey and Sephi, 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 3 dogs, (Sunny, Mitzi and Bailey).

"For those who dream there is no such thing as impossible."


June 14, 1946 June 17, 2017

We little knew that evening, 1 year ago today, God was to call your name.

In life we loved you dearly, In death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you, You did not go alone.

For part of us went with you The day God called you home.

You left us beautiful memories, Your love is still our guide, And though we cannot see you, You are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken And nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again.

With all our love, Your cherishing family, devoted wife, Suzanne; adoring children, Michel and Marie-Claude; loving son-in-law, Adrian; admiring grandchildren, Ava, Brandon, Liam and Olivia; and caring stepchildren, Philippe and Paul.


In loving memory of our precious Sarah Beth. We miss you each day and are thankful for the wonderful memories. You still live on through your legacy of organ donation, being the first donor after cardiac arrest (DCD) death in Canada.

From June 17, 2006 to May 31, 2018 there were 1,540 lives saved by DCD donors in Ontario. During that same period there were 689 DCD donors in the province. In 2017, DCD donors accounted for 31% of the deceased organ donors in Ontario. All of this because of something that started with your kindness and caring spirit! Way to go Sarah Beth! Forever loved-Mom, Dad, Chris, Diana, Isabella, Ava, Alexa and Chris Jr and the Bowie and Therien families.

Thanks to the commitment of Trillium Gift of Life Network, Ontario's government agency responsible for organ and tissue donation and transplantation, more lives are being saved than ever before. However, despite the increases in both donation and transplant, the need continues to outweigh the number of organs available for transplant.

Today, 1,500 people in Ontario are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant, and every three days someone dies waiting because they didn't receive a transplant in time. But there is something every Ontarian can do to help -register as an organ and tissue donor at


June 25, 1994 - June 16, 2009 Our loss is the Father's gain.

Missed every moment of every day.

Love Always Mom, Dad, Joss and Theo 'Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged; the Lord God will be with you wherever you go.' Joshua 1:9

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