Saturday, August 18, 2018
PROFESSOR EMERITUS GEORGE BLAINE BAKER
June 9, 1952 - July 11, 2018 Blaine passed away at 66 years.
Predeceased by his father, George Grant Baker QC, his mother, Muriel Isabel Baker, and his brother, Eric William Baker. He is survived by his sister, Jill Elizabeth Baker. A private family service is being held.
Blaine was a professor of law at McGill University for 28 years.
During his time there, he served as Associate Dean (academic) from 1999 to 2001, and Associate Dean (graduate studies) from 1997 to 1999.
A beloved teacher, Blaine received several teaching awards. His scholarship as an accomplished legal historian earned him encomiums from various learned academic institutions.
Blaine wrote many leading and influential articles and book chapters on Canadian legal history. Professor Baker also taught at the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall law schools.
He was also an accomplished adjudicator with the Ontario License Appeal Tribunal.
A commemorative ceremony is planned for Professor Baker on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 2 p.m., Birks Heritage Chapel, McGill University, 3520 University St., Montreal.
Contributions to the Professor Blaine Baker Scholarship Fund may be made through McGill University.
ROGER CAUDWELL BLAND
CM, MB, ChB, FRCPC, FRC Psych, FCPA
1937 - 2018
On July 31, 2018, Roger Bland passed away peacefully at home after a brief battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Frederika. He is survived by his daughters, Fiona (Bud) and Amanda (Randy); and four grandchildren, Mathew (Elaine) and Ryan (Nicole) and Tiana (Andrew) and Alisa.
Roger was born in Bradford, UK in 1937. While still a child, he and his parents moved to Barnsley, UK. He studied medicine at the University of Liverpool, on a fully paid scholarship provided by the Barnsley Town Council. Throughout his life he was immensely grateful for this opportunity and strove to repay their gift through generously helping and mentoring students, colleagues, friends and acquaintances.
He met his future wife in the Netherlands while on a Boy Scout exchange program. They made their home in Barnsley where he established a general medical practice. After completing a few years in the practice, he chose to immigrate to Canada in 1966. In 1967 he was accepted into the Psychiatry program at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. There he found his lifetime passion. His commitment to the mentally ill, their treatment, outcomes and ways to allow them to live healthy productive lives became his reason to live.
In 1975, he joined the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alberta. In 1990, he became Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, a position he held for 10 years. Roger held numerous other posts in the University of Alberta Hospital, the Government of Alberta (including Assistant Deputy Minister, Mental Health Services), Alberta Hospital Edmonton, Alberta Hospital Ponoka and the Capital Health Authority. His active involvement with various learned societies, included serving as President of the Alberta Psychiatric Association, VicePresident International Federation of Psychiatric Epidemiology, and Deputy Editor of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.
A dedicated and successful academic psychiatrist and an excellent mentor and teacher, he published over 120 peer reviewed papers, including three papers in 2018. He was frequently invited all over the world as a guest speaker and made over 160 such presentations.
He received many professional honors such as the Medal for Distinguished Service from the Alberta Medical Association, Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and the Alex Leighton Award in Epidemiology. In 2012, he was appointed a member of the Order of Canada for his community service.
He was a kind and generous husband, father and grandfather, though a tough but fair taskmaster. He loved to travel to new places, preferably to cooler locales. He was an avid reader. He enjoyed extravagant meals and was an accomplished cook.
Private cremation has already occurred and, in keeping with his wishes there will be no public service. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Edmonton Community Foundation, Roger & Riet Bland & Family Fund. The trust has and will continue to support efforts to help the mentally ill, his passion.
DANIEL C. BRISSON
1948 - 2018
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, Daniel C. Brisson. He died unexpectedly of natural causes returning from his adored cottage.
Son of the late Iriène and Alphonse Brisson, he was raised in Cochrane, Ontario and moved to Quebec City at age 23 with his young family. He was a talented businessman, a hard worker and someone who persevered once he endeavored to get something done.
He started many businesses which led him into the fine art world, and for 35 years he was a very successful and accomplished gallery owner. Proud representative of many great names in the Quebec and Canadian visual arts scene, he defended them with valor and conviction in his Toronto gallery.
He was well known for his sense of humor and created strong friendships and relationships with all his clients and loved ones.
He was a husband and a loving father to four children, his family and friendships were everything to him. Generous, colorful, dynamic and funny, he led a full life and he led it his way.
He has now gone to join his late wife, Joanne Jamieson; and leaves behind his four children, Dean (Fanny), Brian (Alexandra), Sherry-Lynn (Denis), Kevin (Piyanart); his seven grandchildren, Antoine, Audrey, Laetitia, GloriaBella, Vincent, Alyssa-Belle, Jayden; passed daughters-in-law, Julie, Brigitte, Marie-Josée; hjs brothers and sisters, Doris (late Clément), Guy (Angèle) Roger (Cécile), late Iselle, late Gaston, Yvon (Lise), late Jean-Marc (Thérèse), Diane (Bill), Francine, Reynald (Carole), Lynne (Dennis), late Johanne (Ron), late Ghislain and Michel (Renée). His in-laws the Jamieson's: Late Simone, Late Charles, Vernon (Jenny), Late Rolland (Mary), Richard (Sherry), Brian (Stephanie). His 20 nieces and 22 nephews, his devoted team: Mr. George, Mr. Chriss, Mr. Larry, Mr. Allen, and many wonderful artists and loyal friends.
As per his request there shall be no funeral or religious ceremony and the family will receive condolences during a Celebration of Life in his honor. This moment will be a great occasion for us to share the ways in which Daniel touched and enriched our lives.
The private Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, August 25th from 1 to 4 p.m. where for the past 25 years he operated his gallery.
In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate charitable donations made to the Mira Foundation (http://www.mira.ca) or the Canadian Cancer Society in his name. Condolences can be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank all those who have loved him and invite you to raise a glass to his memory and to all the unforgettable and hilarious moments we had the chance to share with him.
Dean, Brian, Sherry-Lynn and Kevin Brisson.
NORA HILL CALDBICK (nee Neelands)
On Saturday, August 11, 2018, Mom slipped away from us peacefully, leaving us bereft but so grateful for the light, the humour and the love she gave to us.
She was one of three children born to Dr. Ralph Neelands and Beatrice Neelands in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Mom was always a proud Northerner. She was particularly fond of the cottage at Sesekinika Lake where she met our father, John Caldbick, when she was 18.
Mom graduated from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and received her Teaching Certificate. She taught in Richmond Hill and in Schumacher, Ontario before her growing brood of children became a full-time occupation. She was active in the community in Timmins, Ontario.
She was appointed to the Board of Governors of Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology from January 1975 to December 1982 and served as well on the Timmins Library Board. Also in the early 1980s she was appointed by the Ontario Government as a member of the Advisory Council on Occupational Health and Occupational Safety.
She and Dad were life-long learners and travelled extensively.
After his death in 2008 she continued to travel mainly to Barbados.
Our mother had a full and happy life. She always said she was the luckiest woman in the world.
Nora is survived by her children, David, Nora (Chris), Peter and Mary (Sara); and by her grandchildren, Charles (Hayley), Peter (Tessa), Samuel and Catherine; and two great-grandchildren, Isla and Mabel.
She is also survived by her brother, Dr. Peter Neelands of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Predeceased by her son, Alexander; and her husband, John; and by her sister, Anne.
A celebration of Nora's life was held on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, Ottawa, Ontario. Online condolences may be sent to mcevoy-shields.com.
Passed away peacefully on August 11, 2018 at the Village of Taunton Mills Retirement Home in Whitby, Ontario, at the age of 92. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 56 years, Mary; children, Scott and Jane (Michael); sisterin-law, Lucy and brother-in-law, Barry; his extended family and his many friends.
Len was born in North London, England, growing up in Cricklewood under the loving care of his parents, Henry and Bertha, along with big brother, Dennis. He served his country near the end of WWII in Sinai, Egypt. Returning to England, he earned his coaching certificates in Lawn Tennis at Bisham Abbey and Lilleshall.
Seeking the sun, he moved to Mandeville, Jamaica B.W.I. in 1952. Many parties, tennis and golf games later, he immigrated to Canada in 1958, a country he came to love. It is in Toronto, and through his childhood friend, Bob Williams, he met Lucy Wren, her girlfriends, and the "Aussies," leading eventually to the love of his life, Mary Rose Wren. Len and Mary married July 7, 1962 and in 1964 they moved to "426" in West Rouge, where they raised their children, Scott and Jane. He was a machinist by trade and worked in sales and management positions in the flow instrumentation industry throughout his career.
Active in community tennis in the 70s he had a life long love of the sport. He also loved working in his woodshop, his Labrador Retrievers, golf and relaxing with Mary in their garden enjoying a cup of tea, watching the birds. Len is fondly remembered for being a loving husband, father, a good neighbour and friend.
A very special thank you to those who cared for Len in his final years.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Village of Taunton Mills Retirement Home on Thursday, August 30th at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Philpott Children's Inner City Tennis Fund or the Alzheimer Society, Durham Region.
GARRY MCMASTER CUFF
Passed away on August 13, 2018 in his 76th year following a courageous battle with IPF. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Mary Elizabeth; his daughter, Jody; granddaughter, Hanna; his son, Jeffery and daughter-inlaw, Vickie; and grandsons, Aidan and Jacob.
Predeceased by his brother, James; survived by his sister, Linda; and brothers, Scott, Brent and Brian.
A celebration of life will be held at the Caledon Ski Club on Sat. Sept. 29, 2018.
Memorial donations to the Bethell House Hospice would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.
PAULINE GAIL FEDDER
1961 - 2018 After a 20-month ordeal with cancer, our Sweet Pauline passed away at home in the arms of her loving husband, Jeff, on August 8, 2018. Left to mourn this profound loss with Jeff are their children, Erin and Marcus; Pauline's mother, Sheila Fedder; and brothers, David and Jon (Mark).
Also bereaved are Jeff's siblings, Jim, Jack, Marlene (Edmond), Johnny, Margaret (Nitin) and Melanie (William); Pauline's nieces and nephews, Bobby, Gracie, Michael (Tara), Timea, Nicole (Mitchell), Elias, Matthias and Brandon; and grandniece and grandnephews, Emerson, Nico and Jonah. She was predeceased by her father, Samuel Fedder; and her in-laws, Joe and Mai Quon.
In life, Pauline was a person of virtue. She was extraordinarily even-tempered, honest, and humble. She was charming, and had an unforgettable sense of humor, which was consummate even during her illness when she continued to radiate light and laughter from her bed. Her acerbic wit belied her unfailing kindness, which was truly limitless and uncontrived. She was adored by so many people, but especially by her family. She was a superhero to Jeff, Erin and Marcus whom she taught to dream, play, travel, and most importantly, love.
She often described her life in Vancouver as "perfect," and by perfect example she taught us to be the finest version of ourselves, to live decisively, and love life to its fullest.
Following a private family service at home, Pauline was laid to rest on August 10, 2018 in an idyllic setting at Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.
A celebration of her beautiful life will be announced at a future date.
Our heartfelt thanks to our many supportive friends and care providers at Vancouver General Hospital, the BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver Community Home Hospice Palliative Care Service, and Or Shalom Synagogue. In lieu of flowers, donations in Pauline's honour may be made to Right to Play, Canada, and the BC Cancer Foundation.
TIMOTHY EVAN FOWLER
(1958 - 2018)
Passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018. Beloved only son of the late Dr. Rodney Singleton Fowler and Marian Elizabeth Fowler (née Little), Tim attended University of Toronto Schools and earned a B.A at the University of Toronto focused on political science and history. From the age of nineteen he suffered greatly from a bipolar disorder and severe, life-long depression. Tim walked alone through a very dark forest. In his final years he retreated from the world and saw only his mother.
On her shone the light of his gentleness, empathy, brilliant mind and wisdom. She will greatly miss their close companionship and his constant, unfailing love. Cremation has already taken place.
ANTHONY LEE JOHNSON
August 24, 1962 - January 1, 2018
2018 began sadly for many in our community with the loss of our dear friend, trusted colleague, loving brother, son, uncle, husband and father.
Tony Johnson, beloved husband of Ruth Capindale, and loving father of Alana Johnson, passed away peacefully at home early New Year's morning after a long, and inspiring battle with brain cancer.
Along with his wife and daughter, Tony is greatly missed by his mother, Daphne; siblings, Terry (Susan), Cathy (Bob) Rawles, Maureen (Larry) Kawa, Rick (Val), Don (Carm), Tammy Fraser; as well as his aunts and uncles, many nieces and nephews, the entire Capindale family, and a wide community of friends.
Tony was predeceased by his father, Malcolm (2012); and his sister, Karen (Bill) Marshall (2000).
Tony was a very proud father who was, in many ways, just like his dad. He was kind, humble and generous with a dry sense of humour and firm belief in the importance of education and family.
A proud Calgarian, despite his constant critique of the city's climate (environmental and political), Tony led a full, diverse and rewarding life that was cut all too short. Tony graduated from Henry Wise Wood High School in 1980. He furthered his formal education with a Bachelor's Degree at University of British Columbia and Master's Degrees from both Queen's University and the University of Western Ontario.
Tony was a talented athlete who excelled at many sports. At UBC he played varsity basketball with the Thunderbirds. He viewed sports as a microcosm of life. Through practice, determination, teamwork, failure, and success he forged strength of character, enduring friendships and wonderful memories.
He was a fierce competitor, loyal teammate and a demanding - but always supportive- coach.
Upon completion of his university studies Tony began his career with the Calgary Herald. During his time with the Herald, he was not only a top reporter but became a respected columnist and commentator, covering the Alberta Legislature and Alberta business during the dynamic 90's.
Recognizing his skills and penchant for commerce, Tony embarked on a new career path in investment and financial advising in 1996. He spent 10 successful years with CIBC Wood Gundy where he built one of the largest "books of business" under the Wood Gundy banner.
Beginning in 2009, Tony brought his investment and analytic prowess to Priviti Capital where he served as a Director and trusted adviser for the company for nearly a decade.
Tony was a "doer." He brought curiosity and commitment to everything he did in life. This held true on the hardwood, the golf course, in the classroom, family room, newsroom or boardroom.
While Calgary was always home to Tony, he was a passionate and seasoned traveler. Tony's sense of adventure took him to China, throughout South and Central America, Africa, and Europe. Most major golf venues of the world had also welcomed "the Big Guy."
There is no question that his second home was the family's cherished paradise in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico where Tony had his finger on the pulse of the community and loved to host family and friends.
In the autumn of 2015, shortly after embarking on the "grand RV adventure" with "Rootie," Tony was diagnosed with glioblastoma. As one would expect, Tony took on this challenge with his ferocious spirit. Throughout his battle he maintained that it was an amazing experience he would not change.
Despite its ominous eventuality, Tony was determined to go to any means battling the cancer in hope, that if not him, others would one day benefit.
Ruth, Alana and family would like to extend a sincere and heartfelt "Thank You" to our wonderful community for the overwhelming outpouring of support. You have, and continue, to sustain them.
The home care received from both the AHS Palliative Care Team and Qualicare made Tony's last months at home not only dignified but also peaceful and full of love.
Family and friends would like to thank Dr. John Kelly and the team at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre for their tremendous compassion, commitment and professionalism. In lieu of flowers, all are encouraged to continue TJ's fight against glioblastoma by donating to ongoing research in honour of Tony Johnson at: https://netcommunity.ucalgary.ca/tonyjohnson_ GlioblastomaResearch Donations by cheque can be mailed to Isobel Weldon Hogue, Director of Development, Cumming School of Medicine University of Calgary, HSC G302 3330 Hospital Drive N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N1 payable to: "University of Calgary" with a note indicating that the gift is to be directed to "Dr. John Kelly's glioblastoma research in honour of Tony Johnson."
In recognition of Tony's 56th birthday, a Celebration of Life will be held at the Calgary Golf & Country Club (5900 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary) Dress Code in Effect. Collars for men and no denim please, on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Tony and his father, Malcolm, two trees will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. May their memories continue to carry us forward.
JOSEPH GRANT JOHNSTON
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Grant Johnston on August 12, 2018, at Joseph Brant Hospital in his 88th year. Grant was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis (2015). Grant will be greatly missed by his daughter, Susan; son, Steve (Debbie); granddaughters, Sarah and Hannah; and brother, Ed (Nancy); predeceased by sister, Doreen. He will be fondly remembered by extended family and friends in Ontario and New Brunswick.
Grant was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and moved to Ontario with his family at a young age. He enjoyed a career with the Royal Bank of Canada and held various positions throughout Eastern Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick, retiring as VicePresident Trade ServicesInternational. Grant was a longtime member of the Burlington Golf and Country Club.
Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street (one block north of City Hall), Burlington (905-632-3333), on Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 6 - 8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church (2016 Blairholme Ave., Burlington) on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.
Cremation has taken place.
For those who wish, memorial contributions to St.
Vincent de Paul Society, would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
Dec 28, 1945 - Aug 16, 2018 Missing you so much already are your wife, Louise (Lanctôt); your Mom, Margaret (late Ronald Keeler); your son, Richard (Michelle); grandkids, Sydney and Nicholas (Stephanie Lang); your sister, Barbara (Brian Kneeshaw) and family, Ryan (Shannon), Matt (Alisa Burke); godson, Michael (Ashley Senger); and grandnieces, Lauren, Taylor, Daylin, Diem, Cook; grandnephew, Bennett; your brother, Lawrence (Jovette Lavoie) and family, Isabelle, Marcus, Max, Tom (Emily) and little Zoe.
Also missing you immensely are your sister-in-law, Lilianne Lanctôt (Alan Chaput) and their children, Philippe (Laurence Blouin) and little Lennox; Stefan (Vanessa Giliati), Michael (Stéphanie David); as well as sisters-inlaw, Madeleine Lanctôt, Paule Lanctôt, and Marguerite Lanctôt; and your late late brother-inlaw, Pierre Lanctôt's family, Mijanou (Marc Seer) and Charles (Caroline Litalien).
Saying goodbye too are your loving friends, cousins, and extended families, The Adelaide and Cambridge club family, your golfing buddies at Station Creek and "The Delt's" of U of T.
A big thank you goes to all doctors and surgeons at Princess Margaret, Toronto General, York Region CLIHN and Southlake Hospital Palliative care with a special mention for Dr. Karen Tu whose dedication to our care goes above and beyond.
Bryan, my husband, my best friend, my love, on this beautiful summer night, you slipped out calmly and quietly while holding my hand and listening to our favourite music. Hopeless romantics. I will miss you more than words can say. Thanks for the ride my love, Louise xoxoxo.
Donations may be made to Parachute, for sports concussion prevention, The Canadian MS Society or your favourite charity.
Online condolences may be made at http://www.taylorfh.ca.
Visitation will take place on Friday, August 24, 2018 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 25 from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. with a Memorial Service following in the chapel at 3 p.m.
MARIE-LOUISE KELLEY (Milou)
Died on August 16, 2018 in her 79th year. The cause was heart failure. Milou had a loving heart, but it obviously was not strong enough. She was the beloved wife of Thomas Patrick Kelley, her second husband, for 26 years.
Milou is survived by two sons, Richard, who lives in Kelowna, and Paul Erickson. Paul's wife, Nora Green, was more daughter than daughter-in-law. Milou was the proud grandmother of Hayden and Olivia. She is also survived by her brother, Bob van Riezen. She was predeceased by an older stepbrother, Peter van Riezen, and stepsister, May.
Milou and her family came to Canada from Holland in 1953.
During her working career she taught 3 years at Grimsby High School. After completing her MBA she lectured full time at McMaster University for 8 years and then became Director of Education for the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario and, subsequently, of the National Society.
In 1990, Milou started working for the International Federation of Accountants in New York City, where she met her beloved Tom - her New York Miracle as she called him. Milou worked and travelled the globe, often with Tom, while working in New York.
She and Tom retired to Canada in 1999 to be close to her mother, Louise, and to Paul and Nora, and to enjoy being new grandparents, something they both enjoyed for the next 19 years. She also enjoyed travelling, doing volunteer work at the Gardiner Museum, and entertaining. Milou built a network of friends in their new home at Rosedale Glen in Toronto and delighted in entertaining and sharing stories about her life and travels as told through her beautiful collection of art.
Milou was born during an immensely tumultuous time and faced many hardships, difficulties and transitions. A visual person who delighted in needlework and working with miniatures, she suffered for years through many medical procedures to deal with intractable eye problems. During all of these times she showed resiliency and courage. She found the strength to do what had to be done and always tried to find beauty in the people and things around her. Her life is an outstanding example of how one faces adversity and finds beauty and joy in what life has to offer.
Tom and Milou's family invite friends to celebrate her life in the party room of her home at Rosedale Glen from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on August 29, 2018.
In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please donate to the Gardiner Museum.
MARGARET HELEN LA CASSE née HUGHES
1941 - 2018 Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on August 17, 2018, at the age of 77. Beloved wife of Yoland LaCasse for 53 years. Devoted and cherished mother of Eric (Heather Lochnan), Jacqueline (Pierre Caron), Christine (Gaston Gagnon) and Nadine (Craig Marsden). Doting and adored Nana of Nicholas, Danielle, Patrick, Tristan, Catherine, Christopher and Élie.
Dear sister of Judy, Mary Spafford (Jack, deceased), Libby Stratton (Brooke), David, Don (Margaret) and the late Linda Neufeld (David). Margaret also leaves numerous caring nieces and nephews. Daughter of the late Helen Laird Hamilton and the late Francis Norman Hughes. Stepdaughter of the late Lorna Felice Roberts.
Margaret held a B.A. in English from University of Toronto, Trinity College and a Teaching Degree. She taught English and Latin at Hillcrest and Sir Wilfrid Laurier high schools in Ottawa from 1963-1971, after which she devoted her life to caring for her family. She will be greatly missed.
Friends may call at the Coopérative funéraire de l'Outaouais, 95 Cité-desJeunes, Hull, on Friday, August 24, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Celebration of Life at Christ Church, 101 Symmes St., Aylmer, on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 11 a.m. If desired, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Gatineau Health Foundation re: Oncology Dept. or to the SPCA of Western Quebec.
Loving thanks to Libby for her invaluable care and support.
MARY RITA KRANE (nee Weiler)
Born in Mildmay, Ontario, November 30 1927, to Herbert and Clara Weiler, and died peacefully, at her home, surrounded by her family on August 16, 2018, in her 91st year.
Predeceased by her beloved husband, William Charles Krane; and daughters, Barbara Joan and Anne Elizabeth. Much loved by her remaining children, Peter, Mary Ellen (her longtime support), John, Rosemary, and Stephen.
Mother-in-law to Darlene, Tracy, Sally, John Butler, and James Rafferty. Sister of John (Jean) Weiler, Anna Lou (Richard) Evola, Joan (Don) Schnurr, Bernadette Weiler (predeceased), and Rosemary (Michael) Kennedy.
Mom was always interested in and proud of her 12 grandchildren: Andrew and Sarah Krane; Julia, William, and Michael Rafferty; Ella and Charles Krane; Angie, David and Michael Krane; Matthew and Emily Butler; and five great grandchildren.
Remembered by her sisters-inlaw, Eleanor and Jean Krane; many nephews, nieces, and dear friends.
Mom worked at several hospitals as a registered nurse, including St.
Mary's (Kitchener), Bruce County (Walkerton), St. Joseph's (Toronto), McKellar General (Fort William), and after earning her University of Toronto post pediatrics specialty, she worked at SickKids Hospital (Toronto) where she cared for the most fragile of premature babies. After raising her family, she returned to nursing as a Peel County Public Health Nurse.
The family will receive friends at the Turner & Porter "Peel Chapel," 2180 Hurontario St.
(South of the Queensway), Mississauga, on Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Catherine of Siena, 2340 Hurontario St. (North of The Queensway), Mississauga, on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. Special thanks to Father Ruggiero. Burial to follow in the family plot at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Mildmay, Ontario.
Mom, we will always hold with us the values you gave, your strong faith, and loving heart. Mom, we thank you for your great courage, warm spirit, happy disposition, your concern and care for others, tremendous strength of character and your faith. We love you deeply and will miss you greatly.
May you rest in peace.
ROBERT JAMES LE ROY
September 30, 1943 - August 10, 2018
Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday, August 10, 2018. Bob was 74 years old, a survivor of several bouts of cancer and heart disease that tested his body but never compromised his commitment to life and loved ones.
As one of Canada's leading chemists, he will be remembered for his great intellect, passion and the indomitable spirit that has left a lasting mark on his beloved family and on his chosen field of science.
Bob is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 51 years, Virginia (nee Pusvaskis); son, Xander; daughters, Monika, Clara and Sylvia (Anthony); adoring grandsons, Nathaniel, Luke and Jack; brothers, John (Cathy) and Rodney (Peggy); sister-in-law, Susan (Alex - deceased); and many loving nieces and nephews.
Born on September 30, 1943 in Ottawa, Ontario to Dr. Donald James Le Roy and Lillice (nee Read), Bob grew up in Toronto.
His childhood was punctuated by summers and holidays at the family tree farm near Wilberforce, Ontario, which evolved into the epicentre of a rich multigenerational family life.
Following in his father's footsteps, he developed an early passion for chemistry. He attended the University of Toronto where he received his B.SC (1965) and M.Sc.
(1967), and where he met and fell in love with his beautiful bride Virginia while singing in the UofT Chorus.
Bob received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in Madison before beginning an illustrious career in the University of Waterloo Department of Chemistry in 1972.
Internationally renowned and widely published in the field of molecular spectroscopy, he had an enormous impact upon the determination of interatomic and intermolecular forces. Amongst his many scientific awards and recognitions, he received the Rutherford Memorial Medal in Chemistry by the Royal Society of Canada (1984), and the J.
Heyrovsky Honorary Medal for Merit in the Chemical Sciences by the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (1995).
Friend, mentor and admired collaborator of countless students and colleagues at the University of Waterloo and around the world, he played a pivotal role in the careers of many young scientists.
Bob remained active in research and student advisory roles at UW until the final months of his life.
While the joy and passion he channeled into his science was impressive, his greatest love and accomplishment was his family.
He loved to dance and was known for his bold sartorial taste. Bob's mischievous humour, relentless positivity and industriousness will continue to inspire.
A celebration of Bob's life will be held for family, friends, and colleagues on October 13, 2018 at the University of Waterloo, where a special scholarship has been established in his memory.
For details and to donate contact the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo at http://www.erbgood.com (519-745-8445).
SAMANTHA JANE LITTLER
January 15, 196 5 August 13, 2018 Peacefully at Ian Anderson House, cancer hospice, on Monday, August 13. Samantha Jane Littler, beloved daughter of Helen and Ted Littler of Oakville, cherished sister of Victoria Littler and John Riedl of Toronto. Much loved Auntie Sam to Sophie Riedl.
A wonderful aunt, niece and cousin to her extended family in the USA, and in the UK. Adored partner of Yves Boivin. Dear to former husband, Chris Wright.
Most importantly a devoted and exceptional Mum to Mathew and Elliott Littler-Wright.
Samantha was born in Chester, England and came to Canada at the age of 2, when her father began a new job in Scarborough.
She grew up in Burlington and graduated from Lester B. Pearson High School. From 1983 to 1988 she attended Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, graduating in 1988 with a Bachelor of Child Studies.
After graduation, Sam worked in childcare starting out as an assistant in the classroom and working her way up to a senior role as a Supervisor at an Early Years Centre in Rexdale. She worked with extraordinary patience, love and creativity with countless children for over 27 years. She touched the lives of so many. Some of her favorite stories were running into 19 year old Rexdale teenagers who had once been in her care as small children.
Samantha loved art, ballet, travelling and cooking. She excelled in the kitchen and loved nothing more than whipping up a culinary extravaganza for her two boys to whom she was devoted. In 1986, a summer trip to Dennis in Cape Cod created new and lifelong friendships with Diane, Christina, and Laura, and for 30 years she vacationed each summer on the Cape and brought her two boys from the time they were tiny toddlers until they were full grown. She loved the simple joys of watching kids on the beach and always remarked that those afternoons and evenings on the Cape were some of her happiest memories.
Sam's passion for ballet made her a devoted subscriber to the National Ballet of Canada and each season she would appreciate the new productions and old favorites of the ballet's repertoire.
It goes without saying that Sam loved children - she rejoiced in their creativity, their enthusiasm and boundless kindness. So many were touched by her love; among them, Meredith, Melissa, James, Daniel, Kendall, Colin, Natalie, Charlotte, Clint, Brooke, Jacob, Georgia, Liam, Sophie and more recently Alina, Emma, Charlotte and Addison.
When her breast cancer was diagnosed in 2017, Sam was determined to fight. Through almost two years of seemingly endless treatments and procedures, she remained strong and committed to living her best life even in the face of her illness.
Throughout her 19-month journey with cancer, Samantha was so thankful for the exceptional support she received from the many doctors, nurses and medical staff at the Oakville Hospital, Credit Valley and Trillium Health Centre. Especially the dedication and care from Dr. Nicole Callan, Dr. John Gapski and Dr. Mehdi Shahideh. She valued the caring, always upbeat and dedicated team at the Oakville Hospital Cancer Clinic. Plus her friends, Tenley and Aleta, at the Oakville Hospital Foundation could always be counted on to make the day just a little better.
Samantha's family would also like to thank the remarkable staff at Ian Anderson House where she was lovingly cared for in her final days.
Sam was as compassionate in death as she had been in life and through her thoughtful donation to Gift of Life, two people had their eyesight restored.
Samantha is survived by her parents, her sister Victoria (John Riedl) their daughter Sophie and her amazing sons Mathew and Elliott.
A private cremation has already taken place. A celebration of Samantha's life will be held in the Fall.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Oakville Hospital Foundation or Ian Anderson House.
ISABELLE KATHERINE MacPHERSON
Born October 21, 1922 died August 12, 2018 At Woodhall Park, Brampton in her 96th year after a long illness.
Born in Devon Country, England, Katherine worked as a nurse overseas in Burma and India, joined the British Army and travelled to the Middle East. When she returned to England she trained as an ophthalmic nurse before again returning to Jordan to train their nurses in this subspecialty as Matron of the St. John of Jerusalem Ophthalmic Hospital.
It was there where she met and married her first husband, Lt Col Burton Haley, and later moved to Montreal. After Burt's death, she married their good friend Art MacPherson and moved to Mississauga.
They were married for 25 years, enjoying cottages on Big Rideau Lake and Sturgeon Point and wintering at their time shares- first Hawaii and then Florida.
She remained at the condo on Bloor until moving to Sunrise Retirement Home and subsequently, this past 10 years, in LTC at Woodhall Park. A special thanks to both Mura and Janina at Woodhall for their care and compassion for Katherine for these past years.
Katherine is survived by her two step-families: Peter Haley (Cathy and their children, Jean and Ryan); Barb Elaschuk (Kim and their children, Jason and Derrick) and David MacPherson (Diane, Elise and Jeffrey).
Cremation/Private Service/ Condolences Only.
MARY FRANCES MCCALLUM (nee Griffith)
Died peacefully on August 2, 2018 at Fairhaven Long Term Care Home, Peterborough.
Loved wife of the late Doug McCallum (2009) for 60 years.
Born June 22, 1922 Toronto, Ontario. Predeceased by her parents, William and Jean Griffith; and her brother, Bill.
Proud mother of four children, Claire McGrath (John), John McCallum (Kathy), Beth Cox (deceased 2012) and Tricia Weatherston (Martin). Mary was equally proud of her 12 grandchildren and took a great interest in their achievements: Karen Fortin (Neil), Heather McGrath, James McGrath (Laura); Jessica Schroter (Andrew), Ruth McCallum (Blake), David McCallum; Paul Cox (Sandra), Megan Misawa (Arata), Tim Cox (Michelle); and Thomas Weatherston, Emily Weatherston, and Robert Weatherston. In recent years she also enjoyed the company of nine greatgrandchildren: Isaac and Mitchell Fortin; Hayden, Keira, and Ashton McGrath; Havana, Grace and Robinson CoxCouet; and Mibuki Misawa.
Mary also maintained a close relationship with her son-inlaw, Steve Cox (Ruth).
Mary graduated as an RN from TGH in 1944. Before her marriage she worked with the VON in community nursing.
Mary first met Doug when they were attendants at a wedding. Later Mary and a friend "accidentally" connected with Doug and his friend during a bicycle trip to the Gaspe. They saw this trip as the first of many travelling adventures. Mary and Doug settled in Hamilton, Ontario after their marriage on June 4, 1949. Over the years, they visited many countries, often exploring different cultures or adding to Doug's birding life list. Their travels also included Canadian destinations and wilderness canoe trips in northern Ontario and the Northwest Territories. Mary was an active volunteer in the Hamilton community: Big Sisters, library delivery to shut ins and a member of her Olivet UCW. Her final adventure was a move to Peterborough at the age of 93. She was an avid and prolific reader and until recently was reading the Globe and Mail cover to cover: clipping and saving significant articles for others to also read. Reader, knitter, curler, cottager, bridge player: she was an inspiration to her family and will be greatly missed by them and others.
A memorial will be held at Marlatt Funeral Home, 195 King St. West in Dundas on Saturday, August 25th at 1:30 p.m. Donations may be sent to the Hamilton Foundation, specifying that it is for the McCallum McBride Fund.
ELIZABETH ANN McMULLEN
Born in Oshawa on October 25, 1936 and passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in Toronto on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in her 82nd year. She will be greatly missed by her brother, David (Carol); her niece, Jennifer; and nephews, Chris (Dianne) and Greg (Dita); and grandnieces and grandnephews, Janet, Andrew (Amy), Julia, Oliver, and Alex. She is now reunited with her parents, Reginald (19001952) and Betty (1902-1999). She will be remembered by her family and friends in Toronto, Oshawa, Haliburton, the U.S.A.
and the U.K..
An enthusiastic, joyful and caring person, Betty Ann wrestled with the progression of Parkinson's over the past decade. After graduating from Branksome Hall in the early fifties, she enjoyed working at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Air Canada and the TD Bank. She loved baking, gardening and had an appreciation for art and music.
She also had an exceptional memory for the many people she met during her life.
Betty Ann was fortunate to have been in the care of Revera Leaside and we wish to thank her kind and compassionate nurses and caregivers at Revera and the CCAC. We also wish to thank the medical teams at Michael Garron and Sunnybrook Hospitals for their care and assistance.
A graveside service and reception will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Mount Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery (905443-3376), located at 21 Garrard Road in Whitby. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson Canada or as was Betty Ann's passion, plant a flower at your home in her memory.
DR. ROBERT H. NORTH FRCS
On Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at home with family in his 81st year.
Born and raised in Matachewan, Ontario. Son of Harold and Edna.
Adored by his sisters, Sharon and Grace. Deeply loved by his wife of 54 years, Karen, and their three children, Jennifer (Jeff), David (Lara) and Peter (Alissa). Proud grandfather of Rose, Harry, Jack, Aili and Owen. Treasured "Uncle Bob" to his nieces and nephews.
Bob North graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario in 1963, and completed his training as an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist in Boston, London, Ontario, and the University of Toronto. Settling with his family in Brampton he practiced medicine for close to 50 years and had the unwavering respect and admiration of colleagues and staff at Peel Memorial and Brampton Civic Hospitals. He was a seasoned physician who loved his career. In turn his countless patients loved him, knowing that when they stepped into his office they would be listened to and receive excellent care. And his family, friends and neighbours could always rely on "Doctor Bob" for an authoritative diagnosis and calming assurance. "Common things are common" helped us through many a stressful night.
Robert's heart was with his family and with nature. Raised in Northern Ontario, he respected the natural world, and loved the outdoors. He was a beautiful skier; a tenacious golfer. Walking through the "back bush" of his beloved farm near Owen Sound, tinkering with the ancient rototiller, or picking beans in the garden with his grandchildren, no one was happier.
Patient and understanding, wise and generous, he will be missed by so many.
Visitation at the Ward Funeral Home, 52 Main Street South, Brampton, on Monday August 20, 2018 from 2 - 5 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. If desired donations to the Brampton Civic Hospital, Oncology Department would be appreciated by the family. Please visit the Book of Memories at http://www.wardfuneralhome.com.
JOHN PAUL O'TOOLE
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of John Paul O'Toole of Ottawa on August 9, 2018 at the age of 58.
John will forever be loved and cherished in the hearts of his three daughters, Emily, Margaret, and Laura and their mother, Elaine Gardner. Predeceased by his father, Lawrence, John leaves his mother, Jean; siblings, Dave, Catherine, and Chris, and their families; along with many, many dear friends.
Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, Kanata Chapel, 580 Eagleson Rd., Kanata, ON K2M 1H4 613 591-6580, Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Friday, August 24, 2018 at St.
Patrick Church, 15 Steeple Hill Cres., Fallowfield for a Mass in memory of John at 11:00 a.m. Inurnment will take place at a later date.
In memoriam donations to the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program appreciated. Condolences and sharing memories can be made at http://www.kellyfh.ca.
"Semper desiderari; semper dilexit"
ROBERT JOHN PARNELL
Born February 23, 1962 in Bromborough, England. Died suddenly June 17, 2018 in his home in Malta. Survived by his loving sons, James (Los Angeles) and Tom Parnell (Toronto); sister, Ann (Robert Capstick, Carlisle); brothers, Clifford (Patricia, Wirral) and Andrew (Bromborough); and nieces, Lisa Langley, Julia Chorfi, Hanna and Charlotte Capstick.
Robert obtained a BSc in Physics from King's College London (England), an MBA from the Ivey Business School (Canada) and a law degree from the University of London (England).
He developed the first marketneutral trust fund on the Toronto Stock Exchange while working at Newcastle Capital Management before starting his own venture, Tremont Investment Management Inc. Later, he moved to Malta and founded Settlement Analytics.
A mathematical whiz, creative entrepreneur, licensed pilot, mentor, friend and avid movie watcher, he will be sadly missed.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service on September 3, 2018 at 1 p.m.
at Landican Cemetery and Crematorium Arrowe Park Road Woodchurch Wirral England CH49 5LW. Donations to MS Society Canada in Robert's memory.
KENNETH NEIL PICKERING
1952 - 2018
In the early hours of August 10, 2018 in North Vancouver, BC, Ken Pickering, longtime artistic director of Coastal Jazz and Blues Society, peacefully departed this life in the loving presence of his wife Christine Fedina.
Born in Vancouver, Ken had deep historical and spiritual roots on the West Coast. He was of Haida and Shuswap descent on his father's side and his ancestors were among the founding families of Victoria and the town of Port McNeil.
Ken was the co-founder, sustaining genius and key visionary behind the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, one of the world's most exciting annual musical celebrations.
His discerning curatorial sense brought a world of brilliant, cutting-edge music to Vancouver every year, creating community around the most intense and passionate expressions of the human spirit.
He found his true spiritual mate and partner for adventure in Christine who he married in 2002.
Chris became an integral part of Ken's global musical family, and the two were famous for sharing their hospitality - and incredible cooking - with visiting musicians and friends.
Above all, Ken will be remembered for his sweetness and generosity. He truly loved when others could experience the things he was passionate about, whether it was a new group from Sweden, or a savoury strain of heirloom beans from Mexico. He always did so without pretension or ego, but rather with a profound appreciation for the beauty and pleasure of this world. We will miss his voice, his style, his laughter, his sense of cool, and the joy he took in small, beautiful things. And we are better people for knowing his dignity, grace, humility, and questing spirit.
Ken is survived by his wife, Christine Fedina; brother, George Rickett (Vivian); father-in-law, Peter Fedina; brother-in-law, Mike Fedina (Sheri); nieces, Anastasia and Isabella; and his loving, devoted dog, Booker.
In lieu of flowers, Christine asks that donations be made to The Ken Pickering Fund to Support Innovation at http://www.coastaljazz.ca/ donate/ or 1-888-438-5200.
KATHERINE MILDRED PILGRIM
Peacefully, at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Veterans Wing on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Katherine Mildred Pilgrim passed away. She was predeceased by her parents, Charles D'Arcy and Mildred Edith Spittal; and her brother, Robert Charles Spittal.
Katherine was born April 16, 1929 in London, Ontario and attended Alma College and the University of Western Ontario. Blessed by a quick smile, a sparkle in her eyes and a joie de vivre, she was a patient, loving and supportive mother, grandmother and friend.
Katherine is survived by her children, David (Wendy), Peter (Mary Beth), Suzanne (Charlie) and Sandra (Ian); and eight grandchildren, Strachan, Pearce, Colin, Stephanie and Christopher Jarvis, Travis Aback, Signy and William Matthews.
Funeral service will take place in St. John's Anglican Church, 19 Don Ridge Drive, on Thursday, August 23rd at 10:30 a.m. with a reception to follow in the Garnsworthy Room. Donations to the Toronto Commandery Hospice (119-660 Eglinton Avenue East, Box 417, Toronto, ON M4G 2K2) or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
Early in the morning of August 15, 2018, Andrew Ranachan died peacefully in his sleep at Toronto Western Hospital in Toronto, ON. He was 74 years old.
The son of the late Jean and Andrew Ranachan, Andrew, or Andy as he liked to be called, was born July 9, 1944 in Glasgow, Scotland. He is survived by his wife, Andrea Margles; his daughter, Kate Ranachan and her husband, David Tucker; his granddaughter, Madeline Jean; his brother, Dugald Ranachan and his wife, Judy; his mother-in-law, Rhoda Margles; his sisters-in-law, and husbands, Pam Margles and David Estrin and Judy Margles and Steve Wasserstrom; and his brother-in-law, Bruce Margles and his wife, Pam Degendorfer; as well as his much loved nieces and nephews.
Andy lived life exactly on his terms. He was a consummate educator and passionate labour activist, a brilliant conversationalist who was uncompromising in his beliefs yet funny, kind, and generous.
He loved Marx, country and folk music, the Glasgow Rangers, and a good beer.
He will be missed.
In honour of Andy's life, donations to the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives or Regent Park School of Music Foundation would be appreciated. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
MARGARET ROSS (née Cadman)
Marg left us on June 2, 2018, surrounded by family, after a long illness she bore with grace.
Born October 18, 1934, near Macclesfield, England, Marg's parents, Albert and Gladys (née Pinches), raised her there and in Regina, SK. Marg was as smart as she was beautiful.
From modest roots, she took her BComm '55 at the U of S, a striking accomplishment for a young woman in that era. There she also fell for Jim Ross (BEng '53).
Marriage and four kids followed as Jim's work took them across western Canada.
Golf, curling, backyard bbqs, house parties, camping and ski trips, Marg managed it all. She added a BEd '77, became a college instructor and administrator and then an investment advisor.
Marg and Jim bought a house in North Vancouver in 1979, eventually retired, relaxed and travelled. Avid member of the University Women's Club, devoted wife, mom, grandma and friend, Marg was ever reading and almost comically on top of all the financial pages. Keeping calm and carrying on, she put family first, always taking the straight road with a twinkle in her eye and a good sense of humour.
Marg is deeply missed by Jim; her kids, Dave (Jan), Sue (Gary), Doug and Sheila (Angus); and her grandkids, James (Chloe), Dawson and Katie Ross, Lisa and Jenny Utley, and Carley Spence.
Fondly remembered by Jim's sister, Sheila (Vern) Spence and family in Ottawa and her Cadman and Pinches extended families.
Enduring gratitude to friends and caregivers during Marg's illness. Marg loved us all and remains our guide.
Private celebration of life in North Vancouver. Final resting at Boal Memorial Gardens.
G. MICHAEL SEARY
83, Halifax, NS, July 13, 2018.
Formerly of Toronto.
The Arts were his life and Michael believed: Art is for Everyone. Predeceased by beloved wife, Marion.
A memorial service will be held at the Universalist Unitarian Church, 5500 Inglis St., Halifax, NS, September 15, 2018 at 2:30 p.m., Rev Norm Horofker officiating. Written remembrances welcomed.
STEPHEN LANGLEY ALLAN VYVYAN
Peacefully, on Monday, August 13, 2018, in his 78th year. Steve was the beloved husband of Diane (nee Coles, deceased). He was the loving father of Laura, Margot, and baby Nicole (deceased), father-in-law of John Valliant and Brad Boyd, and loved grandfather of Brandon and Cole Boyd, and Diana, Kathleen and Jacquelyn Valliant. Steve was the beloved big brother of Kathy Cornish, friend and brother-in-law of Roy Cornish, and is remembered fondly by his nephew, Jeffrey and niece, Jennifer.
A proud graduate of the University of Toronto, and a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, Steve was a teacher and vice principal with the North York Board of Education, and a dedicated principal with the Peel District School Board. Steve was proud of his service with the Royal Canadian Air Force Reserves in his youth, and in later years enjoyed watching baseball, reading, studying history, and spending time with Diane at their cottage in the Kawarthas. The family would like to express their gratitude for the support and care provided by Thornbrook Home Care, Sunrise Senior Living, and the McCall Centre for Continuing Care.
A private family interment has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Donations to Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children or to the Dorothy Ley Hospice would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca.
MARGARET ANN WEBER (nee Cochrane)
1934 - 2018
Regrettably, the family of Margaret Weber announce her peaceful passing late on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Sunset Manor in Collingwood, ON with her husband by her side. She leaves behind children, Michael, Christine (Jim), Stephen (Rhonda) and Robert (Kristin); and her husband of 60 years, Douglas. Margaret was also a loving grandmother to her seven grandchildren, Melanie (Phil), Amanda, Lauren, Elise, Brianna, Alexandra and Mitchell.
Marg was born in Galt, ON in 1934 and lived near Ayr, ON in her early years. She and her family subsequently moved to Paris, ON where she met Douglas at the local high school. Doug never could get over his good luck and quickly fell in love with this beautiful young lady.
Marg graduated in Nursing from Victoria Hospital School of Nursing in 1956 and continued her studies in Hospital Administration at the University of Western Ontario in 1957. Marg and Doug married in 1958. Known in the family as Mrs. Organizer, she quickly established herself as the "go-to person" if anything was missing, lost or forgotten. With four children close in age this ability was a necessity. Marg devoted herself to her family and prided herself in their accomplishments.
Volunteering at the General and Marine Hospital was also one of Marg's joys as was hosting dinner parties for her friends.
Marg loved sports, playing golf as a member at Blue Mountain Golf Course in Collingwood along with tennis at the various courts in town. Downhill and Cross-country skiing were also enjoyed, along with long walks on the Escarpment. Marg was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Collingwood.
Cremation has taken place with interment to follow. Douglas and family would like to thank the fabulous staff at Sunset Manor for their compassionate care and support. A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2018, with visitation one hour prior at the First Presbyterian Church at 200 Maple St., Collingwood. Donations may be made to the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation. Friends may visit Marg's online Book of Memories at http://www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com.
NANCY ZIMMERMAN (nee Bunting)
June 14, 1932 August 11, 2018 It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of our mother Nancy after a brief health struggle.
Surrounded by family and friends in her last days, both at home and then at Headwaters Hospital, she was kept safe and well-loved.
Nancy was predeceased by her beloved husband, Richard; and son, Geoffrey (Joanne). She is survived by her sons, Richard (Dale), Graham, and Charlie (Nicole); 7 grandchildren; and 1 greatgrandchild.
Nancy led a full and interesting life. During her early years she split her time between New York City and Black Donald Mines Ontario near Calabogie. Later the family settled in Toronto where she attended Havergal College. Nancy's friendships formed in her school years remain strong even today.
She met Richard and they were married in September 1953. With Richard she had four sons and while she was a tiny woman she had no trouble managing the activities of her four boys.
Nancy and Richard lived in Toronto and summered in Muskoka for 35 years. In retirement they moved to Belfountain, Ontario where they lived happily in the country. Nancy continued to live in Belfountain after her husband Richard died in 2008 but finally made a move to a beautiful farm in Inglewood, Ontario. There she enjoyed entertaining friends, family and playing bridge right up to the time of her passing.
A reception honouring Nancy will be held on September 13, 2018 from 1 - 3 p.m. at The Caledon Riding Club, 15747 Creditview Rd., Caledon, ON.
Arrangements entrusted to MacIntyre Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. S, Erin.
Cremation has taken place.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Nancy's memory can be made to the Bethell House Hospice Foundation (http://www.foundation.bethellhos pice.org) Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.macintyrefamilyfuneral home.com