Saturday, September 8, 2018
THOMAS BOYD AIKENHEAD
April 2, 1926 September 2, 2018 Tom, a veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy, passed away peacefully at the Sunnybrook Hospital's Veterans Centre Sunday, September 2, 2018 at the age of 92.
Tom is survived by his loving wife, Jill of Thornhill, Ontario; her son, David; and daughter, Susan (Rick). He will be forever loved and missed by his children, Linda Jane, Susan and Tom Jr. all from California. Much loved grandpa to Kristen, Justin, Lacey, Giselle, Liz, Charlie and Vicky.
Survived by his brother, Bill and sister-in-law, Pat of Markham, Ontario and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister, Nancy Bell.
Tom was born into the Aikenhead family dynasty well known for their successful Aikenhead hardware retail stores founded in 1830 where he spent 35 years involved in its expansion to 25 stores across Canada. His other endeavors included creating new businesses; Cutlers Inc., Saladmaster, Chromolit Inc. and Aike Marketing Group Inc.
Tom was a long-time badminton enthusiast and expert player winning two gold medals in the Ontario Masters Badminton tournaments. He also won Silver in the World Masters Competition in Denmark in 1989. Other achievements included being a Master Carver and winning many first-place ribbons for his outstanding woodcarvings of Birds of Prey (eagles, hawks, and ospreys).
Tom was heavily involved with many prestigious business organizations and boards throughout his life as President or Chairperson; Toronto Board of Trade, Woodbridge Golf & Country Club, and Toronto Downtown Business Association.
Tom was proud to be a recipient of the Commemorative Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal awarded for his achievements.
A memorial service will take place on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto in its East Chapel.
Many heartfelt thanks to Dr. Hung, Dr. Selby, Bailey Hollister, and staff at the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre for their wonderful care and compassion. In memory of Tom please consider a donation that can be directed to https://donate.
sunnybrook.ca/tribute. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
David Geoffrey Scott Armstrong died peacefully in Toronto, on July 22, 2018 at the age of 90.
Geoff is survived by his wife, Barbara Hyland; his children, Gail and Chris (Trish); stepsons, Mark (Carolyn) and Patrick (Gillian) Hyland; son-in-law, John Krizanc; and was predeceased by his brother, Gordon and daughter, Carolyn Jane. He leaves behind his brother, Phillip (Mary); and grandchildren, Alexandra, Stephan, Alex, Imogen, Tait, Calla and Henry (who will all miss his napkin sculptures and painting lessons), and five great-grandchildren.
Geoff was a man of great vitality and optimism, forever creating new spaces and tearing down walls to let in the sun. His was a rare and charmed life, that touched the hearts of all he met. He lived simply and loved generously.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Belmont House Foundation [http://www.BelmontHouse.com] or the Krembil Neuroscience Institute [http://www.uhn.ca/KNC] would be gratefully received. Full obituary appeared in July 28th edition of the Globe and Mail.
A celebration of his life will be held on September 16th from 3:30-5:30 at the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club, 44 Price St.
KATHARINE MARY BRODIE
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved mother, Katharine Mary Brodie, on September 5, 2018, just shy of her 82nd birthday. Loving daughter of the late Rev. Frank and Mabel Chappell. Devoted wife of the late Dr. Robert Brodie. Cherished mother of Richard, Robert (Vivien) and Mary. Proud grandmother of Jonathan and Alexis. Loving sister to Christopher (June) Chappell and loving friend to Bill King.
Visitation will take place on September 9th from 2-5 p.m.
at McDougall & Brown Funeral Home (2900 Kingston Road, Toronto, ON, M1M 1N5). A celebration of a life well lived will be held at a later date.
MARY BECK Z"L
The Board of Directors and the Weizmann Canada team mourn the passing of Mary Beck Z"L a dear friend and a visionary supporter of Weizmann Canada and the Weizmann Institute of Science.
Mary was a warm, compassionate and curious woman who inspired a spirit of philanthropy in others.
Mary, along with her husband Tom, supported numerous major projects at the Weizmann Institute of Science, including alternative energy and the research of complex systems.
We extend our deepest condolences to the Beck family, including her children Cathy (Laurence), Liddy (Steven), Anthony (Laura), her grandchildren, and the entire family.
May her memory forever be a blessing.
ROBERT CHARLES CARROLL
Passed away peacefully at the age of 60, on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Markham Stouffville Hospital.
Bob, beloved spouse of Leea Nutson cherished and devoted father of John and Emily, and fondly remembered by their mother, Charlotte Carroll. Bob will also be sadly missed by his step-children, Bergen, Jordan, and Adam (Courtney), as well as many extended family members.
Bob was born December 19, 1957 in Trois Rivieres, Quebec. He is predeceased by his parents, Albert and Simone, and his brother, Alan.
Bob was a brilliant and accomplished student. He earned his Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) Joint Honours in Economics and Finance from Magill University, and was the recipient of the Gold Medal in Economics. He earned an MBA in Finance and Strategic Planning at the University of British Columbia, achieving top honours in his class.
Bob spent twenty years of at two of Canada's chartered banks, ultimately as Vice-President, CIBC. He received international recognition for leading the development of CIBC's CRM capability which resulted in him being a featured speaker internationally.
Bob left banking to pursue a career in teaching, which was his true passion.
At the time of his passing, he was a Professor (and Program Coordinator), responsible for the Brand Management Graduate Certificate, Marketing Management Graduate Certificate, and the Marketing Analytics Graduate Certificate. He derived enormous satisfaction from helping students gain essential knowledge and practical skills essential for success in marketing.
Witty, articulate and curious, Bob was a brilliant man of many passions and interests. He loved music and amassed an extensive collection of fine guitars.
He was an avid reader with an ability to consume books at supernatural speed. He read everything from business, to science fiction. He could recite lines from Star Trek with astonishing accuracy. He collected original works of Canadian Art. He was a connoisseur of craft beer, Irish whiskey, and good pub food.
Bob was very interested and well versed in politics, both national and international. He served as a Director of the Markham Stouffville Federal Liberal Association.
But by far, one of his greatest joys was spending time at his weekend home, Buckleberry. Bob lived like a country squire, riding his tractor, growing vegetables, and just enjoying the peace and solitude of rural life. Many happy afternoons were spent, just watching the river flow by and observing the changing of the seasons.
Bob left us far too soon, and we are all diminished by his loss. His remains have been donated to the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, as well as the Trillium Foundation.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ontario Rett Syndrome Association.
"Live long and prosper"
PHILIP WILLIAM BRUCE CREIGHTON
Philip William Bruce Creighton, FCA, ODT, died at 89 on August 4, 2018, in South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, Bracebridge. He was born on May 18, 1929 in Toronto, son of Donald Grant Creighton and Luella Sanders Bruce Creighton, treasured brother of Cynthia Flood; beloved husband and best friend of Phyllis (nee Manning), whom he married August 7, 1954; loving father of Lisa Creighton (Tim Hyslop), Jane (deceased), Angus, and Stephen (Elizabeth Sillett), and grandfather of Margaret, Shannon, Victor, and Ross Hyslop, Jack and Claire Creighton.
Phil was educated at Jarvis Collegiate, Trinity College, University of Toronto (BA 1951), and Balliol College, University of Oxford (MA). A chartered accountant, he worked in Thorne, Mulholland, Howson, and MacPherson, and Clarkson Gordon. A creative communicator, Phil did continuing education for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO), and served on its council. He co-founded Caron Creighton, and later taught accounting at Centennial College, and then at Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, the University of Toronto, and York University. He was always liked by his students. He maintained his own practice as a public accountant, focusing on charities and not-for-profits, until October 2016.
Phil was an accomplished author, penning articles on accounting for journals and for the Financial Post. Commissioned by the ICAO for its centennial, he wrote A sum of yesterdays: a history of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (1984), an engaging book lauded in the Canadian Historical Review as largely a masterful and eloquent history of business in Canada. He contributed 16 entries to the Dictionary of Canadian Biography.
A man of integrity and faith, he served in many capacities in St. Philip the Apostle (Anglican) over 40 years and on the board of its Community Resource Centre, at the diocesan Aurora Centre, and on the ecumenical Task Force on the Churches and Corporate Social Responsibility, as well as the diocesan audit review committee, and he was made a member of the Order of the Diocese of Toronto in 2013.
He loved his dogs and cats; Muskoka and the cottage with his family; his garden; gourmet cooking ; art, books, music, opera, ballet, and theatre.
Witty, perceptive, gentle, inimitable, he is deeply missed by his family.
Visitation at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. West on Thursday, September 20, 7-9 p.m., and memorial service there, with reception following, Saturday, September 22 at 1 p.m. No flowers, please; to honour him, give to Project Ploughshares (Waterloo) (ploughshares.ca) or the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund.
H. ALAN C. CAIRNS
In loving memory of H. Alan C.Cairns, who passed away on August 27, 2018, surrounded and comforted by the love of his daughters, Lynn, Wendy, Elaine; and his partner, Anne.
Alan was a celebrated academic, a scholar and a gentleman. He was a devoted father to daughters, Lynn, Wendy, and Elaine (Raffles); and Silly Grandpa to Eli, Sadie and Tess. He shared his later years with partner, Anne Innis Dagg in Waterloo. Together they adventured widely - cycling in Cuba, rafting the Tatshenshini, hiking to Cape Scott. He will be remembered for his humour and enjoyment of the simple pleasures of life - cheese, opera, bubbly water, corn on the cob, poetry and limericks, leftovers, daffodils and his story about meeting the Queen. A dedicated and loyal friend, he had a wonderful capacity to see the best in people and maintained friendships around the world. He delighted in the exchange of ideas and the pursuit of scholarship, happily supporting and mentoring fellow academics.
Born and raised in Galt, now a part of Cambridge, Ontario, Alan was the youngest son of Scottish immigrants Hugh and Lily (Crawford) Cairns. Younger by 9 and 7 years than his brothers John and Jim, 'wee Alan' towered at over 6 foot 4 in his prime.
Alan left behind his first love playing baseball with the Galt Pups - to study political science at the University of Toronto, graduating in 1953 with a gold medal, where he also earned his MA. He obtained his doctorate from Oxford University; his thesis, based on research conducted while living in Rhodesia, was later published as Prelude to Imperialism (1965).
With wife Patricia (Grady), Alan lived in Vancouver, raising three daughters (and dog Gregory), teaching Political Science at the University of British Columbia from 1960 to 1995, serving as head of that department from 1973 to 1980. His research focussed on Canadian politics, particularly federalism, electoral and party systems, judicial review, and constitutional issues. Alan also studied Aboriginal issues in depth as a member of the Hawthorn Commission in the mid-1960s, returning to these issues in his prize-winning 2000 book Citizens Plus. Alan was also one of three research directors of the (Macdonald) Royal Commission reporting in 1985 on the economic union and Canada's development prospects.
Visiting appointments and chairs were held over the years at the University of Toronto, Memorial University of Newfoundland, the University of Edinburgh, Harvard University, Queen's University, the University of Saskatchewan, York University, the University of Waterloo and the University of British Columbia.
Alan was a member of the British Columbia Advisory Committee on the Constitution, leading up to the 1982 Constitution Act. In that year he was awarded the Molson Prize of the Canada Council and he subsequently received a Killam award for 1989-1991. He was a member of the Royal Society of Canada, an Officer of the Order of Canada and is the recipient of Honorary Degrees from the University of British Columbia, University of Saskatchewan, University of Toronto and Carleton University. In 2003, he was inducted into the City of Cambridge Hall of Fame.
Despite failing health, in his last years, Alan did his best to continue engaging with the issues about which he had spent his life thinking and writing. In his final days, Alan was deeply moved to receive numerous messages from friends and colleagues across the globe expressing their admiration and affection for him. Alan was supported in his last days by his daughters; his partner, Anne, her sons, Hugh (Kate) and Ian (Laura), and daughter, Mary (Ian); as well as the extended Cairns clan. In the words of his favourite, the Immortal Sir Harry Lauder, Alan 'kept right on to the end of the road.' He will be missed.
Information about a celebration of life to be held in Vancouver early this fall will be posted at Erb & Good Family Funeral Home (erbgood.com).
CHARLES HAROLD CASSON
CD; P.Eng ret'd;
MBA; F/L (RCAF) ret'd
On Wednesday, September 5, 2018, Charles Casson slipped the surly bonds of earth surrounded by family. He was the beloved husband to Diane; devoted father to Stephanie, Daphne, and Gretchen; grandfather to Adam, Jeremy, Ethan, Kyla and Meredith; uncle to nieces and nephews in Canada and England; and survived by his brother, Richard.
An RMC graduate, he completed one career as an operational Air Force officer before finishing a second career as a teacher at Mohawk College. His non-stop life kept him connected with youth as a strong supporter of the Air Cadet program; as well as with his peers with the Air Force and Air Crew Associations, Armour Heights Officer's Mess, and the Royal Canadian Legion.
A Celebration of Life is planned for late October.
Donations in lieu of flowers to a cancer charity, The Red Cross, or the charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca
PATRICIA DIANE SULLY CRAIG
July 27, 1955 September 4, 2018
After a long battle with cancer Pat passed away peacefully. A Celebration of life will be held on Sunday, September 9th between 12-3 p.m. at Carl's Catering The Glen, 1857 Queen St. W., Brampton.
On Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Toronto General Hospital. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Barry and Joy, Leslie Gales and Keith Ray, Allen and Brenlee. Dear sister of the late Stanley Ash, and George Ash. Devoted grandmother of Jennifer and Jesse, Amanda and Reid, Stephanie, Eric, Ilexa, Avery, and Brady, great-grandmother of Ryan, Sydney, Noah, Ridley, and Summer. Services were held at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. Interment Community Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva until Saturday night at 16 Dunloe Road.
Memorial donations may be made to UJA Foundation, 416-631-5685, in memory of Ruth Gales.
JEAN MARY GREARSON
1925 - 2018
Our beautiful mother is gone.
She passed away peacefully on September 4, 2018 in her 93rd year; a quiet end to a life filled with adventure and accomplishment, from Cape Breton to Montreal and Toronto, and then through travel to the capitals of the world.
Jean, who was born to Fred and Molly MacDonald, is survived by daughter, Linda of Toronto and son, Donald of Bermuda; son-inlaw, Yves Gionet; granddaughter, Anik Grearson; daughter-in-law, Ronda James and grandson, James MacDonald Grearson. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Emory Taylor Grearson, and sisters, Flora MacDonald and Helen Moffitt. Jean was the centre of a large and boisterous family, including sisters, Sheila Muttart of Toronto (Graham), Lorna Hogan of Vancouver; brother, Ron MacDonald of North Sydney; and nieces and nephews scattered around North America.
Jean will also be missed by her many friends and acquaintances, built up through a busy career in real estate, her far-flung travels, Blue Jays baseball, garage sales, games of bridge, you name it.
Special thanks for support to niece, Heather Lawrence and Dan Crook.
The family is especially grateful for Jean's dedicated caregivers, Eden, Karen, Merly and Rebecca, who were lovingly by her side these past few years. Jean will be missed.
A celebration of Jean's life will be held at Mt. Pleasant Funeral Centre (375 Mt. Pleasant Rd., east gate entrance) on Monday, October 1st at 1 p.m. For online condolences and donations to Meals On Wheels, please visit http://www.etouch.ca.
BRIAN CARBERRY WITTSITT HANNA
Died peacefully at his Seal Rock, Oregon home of a sudden heart attack, September 3, 2018, aged 81.
He was active, curious, and engaged until his last breath remarkably undiminished by age.
Born in Holywood, Ireland to his loving parents, Nora and Dennis, Brian leaves behind a huge legacy of family and community impact. He is survived by his younger siblings, Columb, Desmond, Eithne and Maeve, as well as their children; his first wife, Wendy Forsythe Roberts, their children, Leontyne and Sebastian; grandchildren, Mahalia, Alina, Owen, and in memory, Anika; the Forsythe, Roberts, and Bradley families, as well as the family of his current wife, Milica Dedijer, all of whom came deeply to be his own, Erik, Yasmina, Raven, Jacob and Sasha.
Student and Teacher at the Oxford School of Architecture. Architect in England, Toronto, Montreal, West Vancouver, and architect partner in Abbotsford.
Lifelong congregant of the Anglican Church Board Member, Newport Symphony Orchestra. Member and President, Kiwanis. Literacy volunteer.
Inimitable speaker and writer, of kind thoughts and richest tone. Lifelong lover of film, books and music. Warm friend, light companion, loving son, father, and husband.
Joyce was born on May 1, 1942, much to the pleasure of her Socialist-leaning father, Robert Atkinson. Her mother, Esther Gottlieb, a hardworking new Canadian, succumbed to pneumonia when Joyce was only 3 years old. Joyce's childhood and youth were difficult but she "persisted". She met her future husband Bill Hedges while working in the printing industry, and her life became more stable. Embraced by Bill's extended family, Joyce and children Shana and Shawn enjoyed all the activities of a loving family.
A long career in Human Resources at Kellogg Canada, weekends at the ski chalet at Georgian Peaks in Collingwood, Ontario and golfing in the summer made for a full life. Appreciative of good friends, the family had a busy social life in both Woodbridge, Ontario and Collingwood. Joyce and Bill travelled when time permitted and enjoyed many holidays abroad.
Retirement and a move to Nanaimo, BC on Vancouver Island broadened her horizons and Joyce launched into creating a west coast garden, making jewellery, creating her own cards and participating in book clubs.
Unfortunately back surgery and other health issues took precedenc e over golf.
Although challenged by scleroderma from about the age of 35, she adapted and lived a full and productive life despite some setbacks.
Joyce was so very proud of her children, Shana Hedges (Bruce Stockfish) and Shawn Hedges (Lori Zintel); as well as her beloved granddaughter, Lila and she cherished her time with all of them. She remained convinced that Lila has taken the best qualities of both our families and she will be our legacy. Bill's loyalty and love were unwavering and meant the world to her.
Joyce embraced the values of Unitarianism and CFUW (the Canadian Federation of University Women) and volunteered in both extensively, making lifelong friends in the process. Both organizations provided an opportunity for good debate and for making a difference in the lives of others.
Her daughter Shana was her baby, her child, her soul mate, confidante and dearest friend in the purest sense of love. She shared a delicious sense of humour with her son Shawn, especially around business issues, and he was always there for her when she needed him most. She loved and cherished her time with her granddaughter Lila and knows that her other grandparents will continue the legacy of love.
Dear friends Marilyn, Trisha, and Jennifer were Joyce's cheering section (though sometimes worked hard to convince her of the rightness of their advice!) and were steadfast in every way, providing soft and reassuring landings from all her adventures. Shana, Debbie, Bryony, the Unitarian Fellowship, and the entire CFUW contingent all seeded ideas and lit fires pointing to what was right and good in the world, and Joyce tried to walk that path. And they always picked her up and soothed her wounds. She encountered many every day heroes on her journey, who stepped up and made kind gestures - they meant the world to her.
Thanks to Dr Torrie and Dr Mark for their care and the innumerable consultations that took place. Special thanks to all the staff at the Palliative Care Unit of the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for their unique care, dedication and professionalism - they do truly important work.
For those who wish to leave a lasting legacy to worthy organizations, donations may be made to the First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo, the CFUW Nanaimo Scholarship Fund, Hospice Nanaimo, or the Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra.
December 17, 1969 - August 31, 2018 Barbara Greer Hozack was born in Etobicoke, the third child of Gayle and John Hozack. As a child, Greer spent countless hours in rinks, first watching her older sister, Kerry, participate in figure skating, and watching her older brother, Brad, participate in hockey and lacrosse. In time, Greer followed their lead and became a competitive figure skater herself. Her parents supported their children's passions, making sure they put forth their best effort, and making a fun-filled home with neighbours, friends and family.
Her family showed Greer how to laugh and find humour in the everyday, a talent she shared widely.
Greer's infectious laugh and ready jokes put her at the centre of a remarkable group of high school friends at Father Henry Carr, many of whom became de facto sisters as they moved through life together. Through every stage of her too brief life, Greer built friendships wherever she went, charming each new acquaintance with her sincere interest in their lives and her rapier wit.
At Queen's University she connected with her fellow nursing students and residence mates and then met the love of her life, Derek McCallum. Together Greer and Derek moved to Vancouver, where Greer worked as a RN while Derek completed his law degree at UBC. While in Vancouver, Greer formed the nucleus of another tight friend circle, which has carried through marriages, births and countless dinners and cottage weekends. Drawn to a new challenge, Greer completed an MBA at the Rotman School of Business in 1999.
The years that followed Greer's MBA were full. She moved from a consulting role at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young to a rewarding and varied career at AstraZeneca. In her 14 years with AstraZeneca, Greer occupied many roles, Vice President Human Resources and Communications being her final title.
Her colleagues became her cheerleaders and friends as she wowed them with her tireless capacity to grow and be challenged while encouraging others to do the same. Greer adored work and was disappointed when her health ultimately forced her to step back.
While juggling a rewarding and fulsome career, Greer was ready to start a family. She and Derek put down roots in Bloor West Village and had three amazing daughters, Kate, Nora and Maggie. In characteristic style, Greer and Derek became great friends with countless neighbours and parents of their daughters' classmates. Over the years, the girls developed passions for sports, including hockey, basketball and track. Not satisfied to cheer from the sidelines, Greer became a coach at Swansea Girls Hockey League and was able to rev up each daughter and her teammates for their games with her pumpup playlist blasting from the portable speaker. Greer wanted her girls to work hard, play hard and laugh hard each and every day. She made sure they did.
Greer's final chapter was her most challenging. Some health issues that arose in her early twenties gave her a premonition of challenges ahead.
Perhaps it was that foreknowledge that prompted her to squeeze every drop out of the days she had. She and Derek bought a cottage on Go Home Lake to allow their family to have the gift of time together in a stunning setting that gave Greer a sense of peace and joy right to the end. Developing breast cancer in her early 40s made Greer realize she wanted to travel with Gayle, Derek and the girls-along with many good friends-so they fit in trips to Italy, France, Belize, Costa Rica, Mexico, Banff and Iceland, among many destinations. After life-threatening emergency surgery a few years later to deal with a second cancer, Greer and Derek got Fletcher, the beloved family dog, and she hunkered down to keep her family moving forward while she underwent treatment. She maintained her sense of humour through it all and, in spite of being devastated that she would have to leave her girls, Derek, her family and friends, Greer focused on gratitude. She was grateful for how much and how well she had lived and for how fortunate she was to have been Greer. For all who knew her, she was a singular individual, without parallel and defying comparison. She made everyone feel lucky to call her a friend, colleague, sibling, mother, spouse. For that, we are grateful.
A celebration of life/memorial service will be held for Greer at The Palais Royale (1601 Lake Shore Boulevard West) on Sunday, September 23rd between 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. with remarks starting at 2:00 p.m. For those wishing to pay their respects without attending the remarks, please join us after 4:00 p.m.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to The Kensington Hospice via the Kensington Health Foundation or to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.
C.M., Ph.D., LL.D., P.Eng.
Bill passed away on September 4, 2018, aged 89. Loving partner of the late Jalynn H. Bennett. Father of Paul, Bill (Franke), Anne (Edward Rogers), Mary (Rob Witham), George (Sheliagh), and John (Christy) James. Stepfather to Alexandra, Braden (Jen Houghton) and Sam (Jennifer Bassett) Bennett. Beloved grandfather to David (Ada) and Bronwyn James; Emma (deceased), Andrew and Tom Witham; Keelin, Arlyne and Conall James; and William C. James; Olivia, India and Kai Morgan; Atlin, Reese and Marin Bennett; Mackenzie and William Sievert.
Great-grandfather to Ellie James.
Born in Ottawa, Ontario, in 1929, Bill earned his Bachelor and Master degrees from the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. in Geological Science from McGill University in Montreal. He started his career working with his father in the mining consulting firm of James, Buffam & Cooper.
He went on to work with major companies including Noranda Mines, and to lead Falconbridge, Denison Mines, and Inmet Mining.
Throughout his career, Bill James demonstrated a charismatic style that made him one of the great characters of Canadian mining and business. He was honoured to be inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in 2002.
Above all, Bill loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them at Georgian Bay, Stonehurst, NS, Osler Bluff Ski Club, and at his farm in Halton Hills. His generosity, enthusiasm and positive spirit were inspirational. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.
A Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, September 8, at Blessed Sacrament Church. (24 Cheritan Avenue, Toronto) at 10:00 a.m.
with interment to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery (305 Erskine Avenue, Toronto).
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to St.
Michael's Hospital Foundation.
MARGARET PATIENCE KEARNS (Macfarlane)
May 25, 1919 September 4, 2018 Our dear Mother slipped quietly away on a brilliant September morning. Her children, Michael and Robert Kearns, Alison Marks (Christopher Marks) and Helen Kearns (Gary Ursell), were beside her to say goodbye. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Sidney Scobell Kearns (2002); and is survived by four grandchildren, Stephanie (Eric Charles) and Nick Marks (Allie), Meaghan Northey (James) and Emily Ursell (Shane Mallard); as well as two great-grandchildren, Isabel Marks and Connor Northey.
Mum always told us that she lived a charmed life, and that it was.
Each chapter was a new adventure to be lived to the fullest. From growing up in the Scottish city of Inverness to summers spent in the seaside village of Avoch, the friendships she made lasted a lifetime. When WWII struck, she rolled up her sleeves to work for MI6; and, on one fateful weekend at a dance in Avoch, she met her future husband. They were married and honeymooned in London during the Blitz.
On a late summer day in 1946, she and the one-year old twins disembarked in Montreal (along with thousands of war brides), to start a new life. Over the next few years, Alison and Helen joined the family. Mum started working at Coopers & Lybrand, which was not routine for mothers in the 1960s, but she loved the firm and made it work by teaching us all how to cook, clean and have dinner ready by the time she came home. She made new lifelong friends, developed a fondness for bridge and learned how to drive. And, she baked the best apple pie ever. Summers were again spent by the seaside, only this time in Cape Cod.
As time progressed, Mum was frequently called upon to offer us her wisdom and guidance, and she would often suggest that we test our own judgement, based upon the values that our parents had worked so hard to instill in us. As grandchildren arrived, she relished their accomplishments, and celebrated every achievement.
She was our Mother, our role model and our inspiration. Special appreciation goes to Michael and Robin, whose loving care enabled Mum to spend her final years at home.
Together we have decided that we will hold a Celebration of Life next May on what would have been her 100th Birthday. Mum's ashes will be laid to rest next to Dad's in the Field of Honour. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to any of the following; the Roxboro United Church (roxborounitedchurch.
org/), the Field of Honour in Pointe Claire (http://www.lastpostfund.ca/EN/donate.php) or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (http://www.heartandstroke.ca).
RICHARD McFADYEN KNIGHT
It is with heavy heart and great sadness that Harry Knight and Donna McAvinue announce the passing of their beloved son, Richard "Richie" McFadyen Knight, on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at the age of 15 years, in his sleep. Born in New York City on April 27, 2003, he and his family relocated to Sarasota in 2015. Richie's appreciation for music and the Baritone Horn, led to his dedication, passion and enthusiastic participation in the esteemed Riverview High School Kiltie Band. He was well thought of by the many friends he made across a wide range of circles in school and in his community.
Richie's capacity for compassion was obvious in his volunteer work at Humane Society of Sarasota, where he and his younger brother, Harry Jr., spent time together helping creatures of lesser fortune and reinforcing their strong bond of brotherhood, which will live on forever.
He is survived by his loving parents, Harry and Donna; his brother and best friend, Harry Jr.; grandparents, Susan and David Knight of Toronto, Shirley and Richard McAvinue of New Zealand; Uncle John and Aunt Nancy McFadyen as well as his other beloved aunts, uncles and cousins. A Celebration of Richie's life is being held on Wednesday, September 5 at Cobblestone Amenity Center on Palmer Ranch, 8749 Amaretto Drive in Sarasota, from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Sarasota.
2331 15th Street, Sarasota, Florida 34237. Tel: 941-955-4131 x105.
FRANCIS ANNE MacFARLAND
Passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018 at Toronto General Hospital bringing an 18-year battle with Lymphoma cancer to its final end. Francis was born on November 29, 1948 in Toronto, to Edward James Attwood and Marjorie Doreen (nee Price). Her life was defined by her kindness, her strong spirit and her ability to always see the best in everyone and everything.
Devoted and loving mother to Dianna, life partner and cherished wife to Les, beloved and caring sister to Marian, she changed for good all those whose lives she touched. She will be remembered and missed by all.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. at Burnhamthorpe, on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. A private family service will be held. For those who wish, memorial donations made in recognition of Francis' spirit, to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation with funds allocated to Lymphoma Cancer Research, would be appreciated by the family.
Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca
MARNIE ELIZABETH MacTAGGART (nee Grant)
Beautiful Marnie passed away August 29, 2018 at the age of 84 years after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's.
Marnie was born in Hamilton, the daughter of James Grant and Margaret Lightheart and raised in Aldershot, along with her late sister Patricia, brother Donnie and English Setter Prince.
After a brief flirtation with modeling, including gracing the cover of The Ladies Home Journal, Marnie graduated from Teacher's College (Normal School). That summer Marnie met her late husband, handsome Gerry while working at Fern Resort. Marnie and Gerry married and resided in Oakville for many years while travelling the world, playing golf, tennis, cottaging on Georgian Bay and listening to Frank Sinatra (mostly Marnie).
Her beautiful smile and passion for life will be terribly missed by her daughter, Kim (Peter); son, Paul; brother, Donnie; grandchildren, Kyle, Kealy and Tristan; sistersin-law, Diana, Mary; and many nieces and nephews.
A heartfelt thanks to the very kind staff on the 5th floor at Castleview Wychwood Towers.
Celebration of Marnie's life will be held at a later date.
KATHARINE MARIE MAXWELL
1926 - 2018
Marie passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at the age of 92. She was predeceased by Norman Maxwell, her husband of 54 years, and her sister-in-law, Marianne Hoyle, of Vancouver. She is lovingly remembered by her children, Diana Brydon (Bill), Debra Maxwell, Dale Maxwell (John Ruderman); and grandchildren, Nicholas, Daniel and Michael Ruderman. She will also be missed by her sister, Donna Starr (Michael); her brother-in-law, John Hoyle; and her nieces and nephews, Becky, Nancy, Russell, Kinnie and Christopher.
Marie was born and raised in Hamilton, a city she loved.
She graduated from McMaster University, where she pursued her love of literature. After graduating, her reading was nurtured for over forty years by the wonderful lectures given by Rabbi Baskin.
Her love of Hamilton was strengthened through her many years volunteering with the Big Sisters Association, the Hamilton Art Gallery and the University Women's Club of Hamilton. She was a regular member of Ryerson Church in Hamilton and Elgin United Church near her family cottage. She spent many happy summers at the cottage where she enjoyed time with family and friends and enjoyed the beauty of Indian Lake by Chaffey's Lock. At home and at the cottage, friends and family benefitted from her love of baking and knitting. Marie and Norm also enjoyed travelling throughout the world-Russia, Morocco, Hong Kong, Thailand, Egypt, Columbia to name only a few of their favorite trips. Of all the places they visited, Paris held a special place in their hearts.
Cremation has already taken place and a memorial service will be held at Ryerson United Church, 842 Main Street East, Hamilton on Sunday, September 16th at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Ryerson United Church would be welcome. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Marlatt Funeral Home & Cremation Centre.
Online tributes may be made at http://www.marlattfhhamilton.com.
ANN LOWNDES McVITTIE
May 24, 1930 - August 27, 2018
Died peacefully at home.
Loving and devoted wife of John Douglas. Loving and inspirational mother of Pamela Holton (Alen) and John (Kimberley). Loving grandmother of David Holton (Madison), Christopher Holton, Jennifer Holton, Alexandra McVittie and Paige McVittie.
Celebration of Ann's life to be held on Friday, September 14th at 1 p.m. at St. Clement's Church, 70 St. Clements Ave.
In her memory, donations may be made to The Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, 1001-522 University Ave., Toronto ON, M5G 1W7 or a charity of your choice.
August 20, 2018
Pamela Jocelyn Arnould Hampson Mills (née Wickett) quietly exited, a couple of weeks ago, in her 90th year.
She was joyful, loved people and was always up for a party, an adventure, or both.
Her children, Chloë, Grahame and Tom; daughter-in-law, Lesley; and grandsons, Peter and Michael, will lovingly remember her for her love, generosity, fun and huge sense of adventure. She loved her family and being on the ocean, and often combined the two by taking them all on cruises to see different parts of the world.
She enjoyed a long career as a writer and editor, while raising three children on her own and juggling husbands.
Pam had a keen intelligence, sense of humour, and enormous joie de vivre. She picnicked, partied, and p u b b e d a t h e r neighbourhood watering hole, up until she went into the hospital. She would say, She had a Great run! Pamela's family wishes to express thanks to the staff at Arthur Meighen Manor for their compassionate care over the past three years and to the doctors and staff at Sunnybrook Hospital who were loving and kind, making her completely comfortable and cozy.
There will be a party for Pam at the Pub.
1927 - 2018
After a life well lived, Matthew passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 2, 2018, leaving his wife, Carole; children, Kristi, Fraser, and Graeme; grandchildren, Mattie, Garry, Elton, Dillon; niece, Lindsay; and his sister, Elma.
Matthew was born in Glasgow, where he became a Quantity Surveyor. In 1953 he emigrated to Toronto to start a new life and joined the construction firm Camston...where he became a partner.
Soon after his arrival, he joined the RCYC, where he raced Dragons for many years. Eventually he studied celestial navigation in order to navigate long distance races on large yachts. Cruising in the Caribbean with family and friends was a favorite vacation; as well as travel to far away places.
Intimate dinner parties with old and new friends were his preferred social setting, although he had a wide network of friends he met through sports, clubs, and business. Matthew enjoyed curling at the Granite Club, tennis and squash at the B and R, skiing at Osler, and in later years golfing at Rosedale. Winters were spent in North Palm Beach.
Cremation at Mount Pleasant Cemetery has taken place. A small gathering to honor and celebrate Matthews life will take place shortly.
MICHAEL GERALD McLAUGHLIN
Mike McLaughlin passed peacefully at home surrounded by love on September 2, 2018. Mike was born in Ottawa in 1953 to Walter and Loretta McLaughlin (Donegan), who predeceased him.
Over the course of his life, Mike lived in Ottawa, Toronto, the Niagara area and in Newfoundland. He loved to golf and had the easiest laugh and smile anyone has ever seen.
Mike is survived by his brother, Ron McLaughlin (Carol Hansell); and by his sister, Joan Ragonese (Joe).
Special thanks to St.
Margaret's Hospital, to Susan and Joey Linsao and to Nurse Next Door. Donations to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation would be very welcome.
Died peacefully in Hospice on August 27, 2018 in Surrey, BC at the age of 62, after a courageous 6 year long battle with cancer, defying many odds.
Paul is survived by his wife, Lori Quinn; children, Kelly Quinn, Brittany Danroth (Steven), Natalie Burke (Randy), Nicole Quinn and Sean Quinn; grandchildren, Hudson Burke, Houston Burke and Brock Danroth; and siblings, Maureen Kahnert (Pat), Joanne Anderson (James) and Elaine Webb (Rollie), in addition to countless nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Louise Ranger and William Quinn; and siblings, Patricia Quinn and William Quinn.
Born in Montreal, Paul moved to Toronto for schooling and hockey before settling down on the West Coast as a young adult. Paul was an award winning and accomplished Realtor, with 37 years of real estate experience. Working at Re/ Max for 34 years, 8 days a week, Paul attained numerous lifetime achievement awards, including grossing the highest earnings in FVREB multiple times. Although, if you asked him, his greatest accomplishment was his family.
He was as generous as he was driven and without a doubt was the most philanthropic, hardestworking man you ever met.
Any room he walked into, he owned and was easily recognized by a sharp, smart cologne, confident footstep and impeccably tailored suit.
Exuding the confidence (and appearance) of an old time Italian gangster. Paul was a man who could leave you feeling more protected and welcome than you have in your entire life with just a smile. He will be remembered as an energetic, brilliant, fiercely loyal man who put his family above all else.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for October 6th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Northview Golf Course.
All are welcome to attend and celebrate Paul's life. In Paul Quinn fashion, it was his wishes that this be a "party," so we ask instead of wearing black, please wear your favourite colour.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation, Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation, or Vancouver Hospital Foundation.
The family is forever indebted to these three amazing institutions, where Paul received the utmost care and dedication. The family would like to sincerely thank the efforts of Dr. Stephen Chung, Dr. Bert van Donkersgoed and Dr. Cal Andreou for exceeding all expectations and providing exceptional care and support.
Paul was incredibly blessed to not only have you as his Doctors, but also as his friends.
RONALD JAMES SEYMOUR
Born in Saint John, New Brunswick on September 12, 1941.
Son to Florence Williams. Oldest of eight. Nicknamed Butch. Rode the cross-town city bus alone, at age six, to visit the dentist. Got his first job at age nine loading bags in a sugar refinery. Smoked his first cigarette at 10. Didn't quit for another 40 years. Spent summers jumping off pier posts into the Saint John Harbour. Tight end for the Saint John Wanderers.
First car: a baby blue Volkswagon Beetle with a hole in the floor.
Married his soulmate, Garie Hay, at 23. Welcomed their first born, Jeff one short year later. Said Ron, "I think the baby cried for a year. I lost 20 pounds." Rhea and David followed soon after.
Surrogate older brother to Kate, Paula, Kim, Norie, Scott, and Mike.
Started his career in the brokerage business at 17, "marking the board" (back when it was done in chalk) at Pitfield Mackay Ross.
Rose through the ranks over 43 years and multiple mergers to Managing Director, Global Equity Trading, RBC Dominion Securities. True company man. A reputation for being "tough but fair." And impatient. Survived a "widowmaker" heart attack at 43. Golfer - the betting kind.
Best round: Saint Andrews Golf Course in Scotland in '95 when he birdied the 18th hole as onlookers cheered. Speed reader.
Crooner lover (Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Matt Monro). Silver fox.
Green Bay Packers fan. Known to yell at the TV during fumbles and touchdowns. Devoted and generous husband, father and father-in-law, to Tracy, Kirk and Dani. Great friend to Art, Bud, Al, Mike, Paul and Cathy, Jim and Mary Lynn and Annie and Alan. He passed on his love of movies, red wine, dancing and sunny destinations to his children.
Incredible Papa to his sweet granddaughter, Sophie. Warm, tenderhearted and happy to remain wrapped firmly around her little finger. Was so proud to see her graduate elementary school.
For 76 years, Ron lived life to the fullest. On August 30, 2018, after an evening spent laughing with his loving family at home watching the Bills beat the Bears, he died of a heart attack at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. A force to be reckoned with, a lover of the finer things in life, a big-hearted bear of a man, he will be greatly missed.
He once joked: "John Wayne, James Cagney, Bogie: they don't make men like us anymore."
Truer words were never spoken.
A celebration of life for Ron's family and friends will be held on Friday September 21, 2018 at the Burlington Golf & Country Club, 422 North Shore Blvd E., Burlington from 1p.m. - 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
WILLIAM DAVISON SUTHERLAND
Bill passed away peacefully in his 87th year surrounded by his loving wife, Karla and his children, Mellissa and Evelyn at Humber River Hospital on Sunday, September 2, 2018. Private family service to follow. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Humber River Hospital, 1235 Wilson Avenue, Toronto, M3M 0B2 or the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 20 Eglinton Avenue West, 16th Floor, Toronto, M4R 1K8. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www.
MILDRED LILLIAN TATHAM (nee Skinner)
July 15, 1925
September 4, 2018
Graciously and peacefully, Millie Tatham slipped quietly away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Born in Orillia, Ontario, Millie was the daughter of Sidney and Lillian Skinner. After graduating from Woodstock General Hospital's School of Nursing in 1948, she married the love of her life, Charles Murray Tatham. Over the next 49 years Millie and Charlie lived in Woodstock, Ontario raising their five children. Throughout those years, Millie supported Charlie's many political pursuits all the while maintaining a steady hand on the home front. In 1997 they moved to beautiful Powell River, British Columbia where they enjoyed many stunning sunsets from their home overlooking the Salish Sea. Following Charlie's passing in 2016, Millie moved to Edgemont Village, North Vancouver to be closer to her children and grandchildren.
A devoted mother and wife, Millie was bright, thoughtful, well-read and loved to discuss current affairs.
She had a passion for gardening, pottery, painting, photography and textile arts. She loved to paint the flowers in her garden and knitted beautiful mohair throws and sweaters. In recent months, Millie produced some of her finest watercolour and acrylic paintings.
Millie will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her children, Charlene Gavel (Lee) North Vancouver, BC, Patricia Garrod (Wess) Yarker, ON, Daniel (Devon) Powell River, BC, and Peter (Maren) West Vancouver, BC; her grandchildren, Erin, Andy (Jenn), Georgia (Stu), Wes (Mel), Chad (Sarah), Kelly, Cam (Monika), Emma, Jack, Anna, Rebecca, Zachariah (Katrina), and her greatgrandchildren, Felix, Maxime and Anna.
Fondly remembered by siblings, Edna Chruszcz and Don Skinner; sister in-law, Dr. Ruth Tatham; daughter-in-law, Pati Morton; and 21 nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her son, Andrew; loving husband of 67 years Charlie; brother, Gord Skinner; and inlaws, Marg Skinner, Cas Chruszcz, June Skinner, George Tatham, Margaret and Bill Lumsden, Sidford and Marnie Tatham, Elizabeth and Ian Davis, and Ellen Tatham.
There will be a family "Celebration of Life" later this fall. In Millie's memory donations can be made to the Terry Fox Foundation, http://www.terryfox.org, or Artists for Kids www3.gordonsmithgallery.ca
DAPHNE F.F. HOWARD
May 22, 1911
September 9, 2008 Loving wife of Maxwell G.C.
Howard for 65 years, devoted Mother, caring Grandmother, gracious and kind heart.
Fondly Remembered, Sadly Missed by Family and Friends.
VERA LILIANE VESTERGOM
February 13, 1927
September 9, 2000.
"C'est l'amour qui fait rêver."
Always remembered and forever loved by George Jr., Marylene, Ann, Doug, McKenzie and Harrison.
MARGARET JOSEPHINE TURNER (B.A., B.Ed.)
Margaret Turner died peacefully St. Patrick's Home of Ottawa on September 6, 2018 at the age of 94. Margaret was born in 1924 to Joe Turner and Mona Burke in Osgoode, Ontario. She worked in the Ministry of National Revenue in Ottawa and as a teacher in Montreal before embarking on a publishing career in Toronto.
During her Toronto years, she took every opportunity to continue her education while nourishing and sharing her passion for art, literature, theatre and music. She retired to Ottawa to be closer to her large and loving family.
Margaret is survived by her sister, Mary Blanchfield; and her brothers, Bill (Janet), Frank, Leo (Judy) and Wayne (Janice) Turner; as well as her sisters-in-law, Vi Turner and Terry Turner. She is also survived by 34 nieces and nephews, and 64 grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Allan, Phil and Ed; and her sisters, Eileen McEvoy and Anne Loughlin.
She was also predeceased by her beloved sisters-in-law, Joyce and Joan Turner (Ed); and brothersin-law, Ernie Blanchfield, Maurice Loughlin and Lorne McEvoy.
Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home Walkley Chapel 1255 Walkley Road, Ottawa, ON K1V 6P9 613-731-1255 Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday to St. John the Evangelist Church, 2546 Stagecoach Road, for Mass of Christian Funeral at 11:00 a.m.
followed by internment in the parish cemetery. The family would like to thank Dr. Uppal and the staff of St. Patrick's Home for their excellent care. In Margaret's memory, donations to Parkinson Canada or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Condolences and sharing memories at http://www.kellyfh.ca
STEPHEN HART WOOD
Steve passed away peacefully at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria on August 30, 2018 after a brief stay under the exemplary care of the ICU medical staff.
Steve's afternoon routine was interrupted suddenly a week earlier but until that moment he was always in motion. He never stopped seeking to expand his social and intellectual horizons often by finding creative ways of adapting to his changing circumstances. Steve was a moral man known for his kindness to others, his positive outlook on life and his unceasing curiosity about the world and its foibles. To many in the legal profession, Steve's 60 years at the bar was a beacon of wisdom, fairness and integrity. He was a role model to scores of his legal colleagues who shared his dedication to their profession in a civil society. He led a balanced life and embraced diversity in all its forms long before either was fashionable. He leaves behind an extraordinary network of friends and acquaintances from all over the world which continued growing until his final day with us.
"Sunset and evening star And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar When I put out to sea." (Tennyson) Steve was predeceased by the love of his life, Mary Jane; his brothers, Lincoln, Robert, David, Woodruff (Bud); and his sister, Rosemarie. He is survived by his four children, David (Jude), Norma, Douglas (Madeline) and Carol; his grandchildren, Katherine (Sal), Mae (Richie), Louis, Natalie and Henry; and his great-grandchildren, Killian and Ciarán A celebration of Steve's life will be held at the Ranchmen's Club in Calgary on October 20, 2018 from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to Ducks Unlimited in his name.
STEPHANIE JANE WYLIE (nee Hryniuk)
Stephanie died peacefully at the age of 52 on Friday, August 31, 2018 surrounded by friends and family. For three weeks she had fought courageously to overcome life threatening complications of a pre-existing condition. She is mourned by her mother, Joy Lorraine Barrie; aunt, Deirdre; brother, John; husband, Gregory; and treasured children, Declan and Sarah. She was the cherished daughter-in-law of Torrance and Andree Wylie; sister-in-law of Michel and Louise; and adored aunt to Liam, Ariane and Kevin.
She was predeceased by her father, Steve Hryniuk. She also leaves behind her faithful pup, Juno.
Born on September 16, 1965 in Timmins where she spent her early life, at 14, Stephanie moved with her family to the Ottawa area and attended A.Y. Jackson Secondary School. She then continued to live and work in Ottawa where she happily met and fell in love with Greg. They moved to Toronto to begin their life together. Stephanie worked as a personnel trainer at Holt Renfrew, and then attended the University of Toronto where she earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction.
While at Holt Renfrew, Steph cultivated an appreciation of style.
She delighted in her Goyard bag as much as a great pair of shoes from Joe Fresh. She guided and helped her friends in all matters of style for which they were always grateful.
This flair extended to her home in which she took great pride.
Later in her life Stephanie became an accomplished diver, a feat of which she was very proud.
She dove in Cozumel and Grand Cayman where she completed the 55-dive Green Shorts Challenge with "dive-buddy" and beloved friend Caroline Felstiner. She loved the ocean, was at her most calm and peaceful when being in it, and was so very engaging when recounting her adventures.
The line-up for the mantis shrimp fan club starts behind her.
Food, music and travel were greatly appreciated by Stephanie, Greg and the children. Whether sitting counterside at Cava Restaurant on Friday nights or hosting dinners, including the famous and well-loved "bistro nights", she presided over and enjoyed much laughter, discussion and revelry. Beautiful Stephanie brightened the room.
Stephanie's favourite role in life was that of mother and wife, watching over and caring for her children and husband with tremendous strength, wisdom and love. Sarah and Declan were Stephanie's great pride and joy and she inspired them to be fearless in engaging with the world. She marvelled at their poise, maturity and confidence, and in them leaves an enduring legacy. She was the singular love of Greg's life.
Our Steph was an extraordinarily compassionate and empathetic person; steadfast in providing love and support and a sympathetic ear to family and friends alike.
Unfailingly generous and kind, she insisted that proper respect be shown to all. Stephanie touched many lives through her kindness, intelligence and sense of humour. She will be missed by all - as a mother, wife, daughter, sister, niece, daughter and sisterin-law, aunt, friend. We all mourn her leaving us far too soon.
Deep thanks and gratitude to the incredible care given to Stephanie by the entire ICU Team at Toronto General Hospital. A celebration of Stephanie's life will take place on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at any time from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
at the Rosedale Golf Club, 1901 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Stephanie's name to The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (http:// http://www.camh.ca/), an institution whose work she admired and always supported. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
PETER D. COOK
The family of Peter D. Cook cordially invites you to join in celebrating his life on September 15, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club, 44 Price Street.