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Saturday, January 13, 2018 – Page B18


Bob left us on January 5, 2018, after 92 years of living, laughing and loving. Born in 1925 in Ayr, Scotland, Bob came to Canada when he was four years old and was raised in a very Scottish, very religious, very loving family.

He was an outstanding student in the Toronto school system and attended the University of Toronto where he received his degree in Commerce and Finance (1950) after standing first in First Class Honours and winning the Clarkson Prize in accounting. His father had been Assistant Chief Accountant in the Toronto office of the Aluminum Company of Canada and he followed in his father's footsteps, qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1953.

When WWII started, Bob was 14 but, as soon as he turned 18, in 1943, he enlisted in Air Crew in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Before the war ended, he had graduated from Wireless School in Calgary, Alberta, and Air Observaters School in Ancienne Lorette, Quebec. On graduation as a Wireless Navigator, he received his Commission and, in due course, was posted to an Operational Training Unit in Nova Scotia, for "Mosquito" aircraft. En route, Bob was advised that his posting had been cancelled. As a result, he summarized his military career thus - "never saw a shot fired in anger".

Bob had an exceptionally satisfying career in taxation, which included more than five years in Ottawa, as a Senior Tax Policy officer with the Department of Finance of the Government of Canada, and many years as a Tax Specialist, Partner, in the Toronto office and in the Canadian head office of the world's largest firm of chartered accountants, where he was appointed as the first Partnerin-Charge of Professional Practice - Tax in 1971.

Bob loved spending time with his family. It didn't matter if it was a Saturday night at his parents' home; weekends during the 60s, around his backyard pool with various family members; the numerous holidays and parties, of all sorts, that he hosted; spending time at the cottage; or any number of visits with family and friends.

He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved having people around so much that when he first retired and moved to Kingston to be near his daughter, Debra, and her sons, he and his first wife, Doreen, operated a bed and breakfast. He used to say how much he enjoyed running the bed and breakfast that it was like having friends over except he got paid to do it.

Bob also loved to travel the world, seeing new places, taking photographs, experiencing new adventures, eating out and meeting new people. This from a man, who in his early career, refused to take vacation but once he started, never looked back.

Bob was blessed to have a second chance at happiness when he married Joan in 2000 and extended his family with her two daughters, Emily and Julia.

This opportunity brought much joy and love to Bob's later years, especially with the addition of Emily's two daughters, Mattie and Ivy. Bob is survived by his wife, Joan; his son, George; his daughter, Debra Barr (Jim Swalm); his stepdaughters, Emily (Arlen Sternberg) and Julia Myer; grandchildren, Sandy (Trina Snider), Sean (Nikki Snider) and Mattie and Ivy Sternberg; as well as five great-grandchildren, Gillian, Abby, Georgia, Cooper and Brynn. He was predeceased by his siblings, Nellie Peat, Jean Pike, George (Sylvia Barr) and Margaret Alter; and his first wife, Doreen (nee Clark).

A celebration of Bob's life will take place at The Faculty Club at the University of Toronto, 41 Willcocks Street, on Monday, January 15, 2018 from noon to 2:30 p.m.

If you wish, donations may be made in Bob's name to The Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care or Regeneration Community Services (

DAVID J. BEESLEY October 2, 1948J anuary 6, 2018

It is with great sadness that David's family announces his passing after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife and partner of 35 years, Mary Opper; his three children and their spouses, Simon (Monica), Matthew (Lesia) and Dan (Lynda); his three grandchildren, Emily, Madeline and Isabella; his two brothers and their spouses, Michael (Margaret) and Mark (Margaret); his brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Tom (Jennifer), Carol and Jane; as well as his many nieces and nephews.

David was born in London, England and immigrated to Canada 41 years ago to build a better life for his family.

After working many years in advertising, sales and marketing he hit his stride at The St. Clair Group where he embraced the sport of curling, eventually taking over the sponsorship sales and marketing. In 1996, David and his partner, John Dunlop formed the Canadian Sponsorship Group, fulfilling a 25 year association with Curling Canada and the World Curling Federation. David was widely respected and loved by the many colleagues and friends he made along the way.

David remained remarkably optimistic throughout his illness, maintaining his usual positive attitude, good humor and generous spirit. He had great enthusiasm for life, including his cars, fine wines and leisurely meals, his time at the family cottage on Lake Muskoka, playing golf with his friends and years as a member of the Metro Toronto Dart League. David loved his life and spending time with family and his many friends. Those who know him well will raise a glass of Macallan in his honour.

There will be a private family service: a celebration of life for friends and colleagues will be announced later in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation where David was very grateful to the nurses, doctors and staff that took care of him as well as UHN.


Passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at the age of 91. He will be greatly missed by his daughter, Allison Fleming (Scott); and his longtime companion, Kin Martin; as well as his surviving family overseas and many friends.

Coll enjoyed a professional career as a CGA. He will be remembered as someone with a lifelong passion for fitness and health. In the early 1950's, he began the Wilket Creek running group and taught fitness classes at the YMCA. During this time, he also taught Scottish Country Dancing at St. Paul's Bloor Street. Coll was an avid skier and was a ski instructor with the High Park Ski Club for many years. Over the past 20+ years, he was a member of the Glendon Athletic Club and participated in fitness classes everyday.

A celebration of life will be held at Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre - 375 Mount Pleasant Road (East gate entrance) on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11 a.m.

CATHERINE ELIZABETH GORDON MATHESON CARTY Thursday, August 18, 1921, Cornwall, ON - Thursday, January 11, 2018, Mississauga, ON

Beloved mother of Kenneth (Elaine), Vancouver, BC, Donald (Ana), Dallas, TX, Robert, Montreal, QC, William (Carolyn), Burlington, ON, Douglas (Suzanne), Glen Ellyn, IL, and Carolyn (Ron Tayler), Mississauga, ON; grandmother to 22 adoring grandchildren; and great-grandmother to a continually growing number of great-grandchildren.

Catherine grew up in the manse of Chalmers Wesley United Church in Quebec City, the third child of the Rev. A. Dawson and Gertrude Matheson. Predeceased by her brother. John R. Matheson; she is survived by sisters, Dorothy Parnell of London, ON and Margaret Slemon of Toronto, ON.

Leaving Quebec as a young woman she attended Queen's University where she was a proud and loyal member of the class of Arts 42. At Queen's she lost her heart to one of the university's commerce student / football stars and married R. Kenneth Carty in September 1942. After the war they quickly settled into a happy family life that took them back and forth between Toronto and Montreal. Ken's early death in 1972 left her with long years as the heart and soul of her growing and spreading family. Over those decades her birthdays were the occasion for big summer reunions in locations as varied as Vancouver, Hawaii and Hurd's Lake that knit siblings and cousins together around her.

Those who knew her recall a math whiz, a prodigious knitter who produced multiple sweaters for every grandchild each Christmas, an active and involved member of Mount Royal United Church, an enthusiastic golfer who captured the Niners championship at the Royal Montreal Golf Club, and a faithful and caring friend. In her last years in Montreal she delighted in living next door to Eleanor Côté with whom she had gone to elementary school decades earlier in old Quebec.

The last few years were difficult and she moved to Mississauga where Bill and Care provided constant support and help.

Visitation will take place at Dodsworth & Brown, Burlington Chapel (2241 New Street, Burlington ON, 905-637-5233) on Tuesday, January 16, from 3 p.m.- 5 p.m. and again from 7 p.m. 9 p.m. A private family service will remember her and she will finally lie with her husband in the picket fence cemetery in Georgeville, Quebec where they spent many happy years together. Remembrances in the form of gifts to the R. Kenneth and Catherine Elizabeth Carty scholarship at Queen's University would be appreciated.


Born Hamburg, Germany, January 11, 1949; died at home in palliative care, Toronto, Ontario, December 22, 2017.

A message for my family and friends.

My life has been an interesting one, at least to me, and throughout it I've taken many snapshots, most of which are digitalized. During the 1950s and 1960s, my mother always had the radio on. My adolescent life was inspired and informed by stories of the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam War, and the music of the day. I was lucky to grow into young adulthood during the 1970s, which for me was a highly active time in all regards, including social justice work in the women's movement and the environmental and aboriginal rights movement of the times.

I was one of the founding members of Nellie's Hostel for Women in Toronto. I co-hosted a women's community radio program (Radio Free Women) in Toronto, and later in Ottawa (The Ottawa Rose Show). I published a book of poetry, Conversations with Bibi, (Canadian Women's Educational Press, 1975) housed in the Thomas Fisher Rare Book section of the University of Toronto Library.

My interest in community radio landed me a job with the federal government and brought travel across the near-North from coast to coast, gathering information with which to fund First Nations indigenous language community radio stations.

In 1979, I met Kathy Vance who has been my sole partner and companion in life ever since. We married on November 29, 2008, the same month that Barack Obama became President in the U.S. Kathy and I have faced both births and deaths as well as illnesses among our friends and family and have had many wonderful times and celebrations. We are as different as night and day in superficial ways yet shared a common core philosophy of life and approach to people and animals.

I hope Kathy will be blessed with old and new friendships and the love that she deserves. She has taught me much about the appreciation of being alive. I have loved her family dearly as she has loved mine.

xxooxx Alexa was asked not too long ago why she, as a shy and private person, would agree to appear in a feature film in the 70s about two women being in love with each other. "I wanted to stand up for lesbians. I did it for love."

Alexa counted herself in the "me too" movement and was thrilled that men but especially women were standing up with women - to expect a life without abuse.

Alexa was an agent in home sales in Toronto and juxtaposed this with decades of volunteer years advancing the integrity of non-equity co-op housing.

Cancer kills people in many ways, gradually taking away their ability to eat is one of them - Atul Gawande on Being Mortal was her guide through this, and her desire for the choice of Medical Assistance in Dying was unfulfilled.

Those wishing to make donations: Democracy Now Radio with Amy Goodman; Farm Radio International; the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada.

Remember Alexa in your own way. Condolences may be offered via Aftercare at

A celebration will take place at her home January 20, 2018 - 2-4 p.m.

Burial will take place in the Eastern Townships in the springtime.

Alexa showed me chanting Nam myoho renge kyo, tender love without fear or jealousy, grace under fire, how to swim like a fish through troubled waters, how to release a grudge, and how to be loved deeply.


Passed away at the West Island Palliative Care Residence in Kirkland (Montreal) on December 31, 2017 at only 53.

She will be sorely missed by her loving husband, Don Stroub; her parents, Henri and Joan Doiron; aunt, Leona Graham-Elen; uncles, Robert and Ralph Graham; cousins, Laura, John, Bruce, Lila, Alex, Lara, Daniel and Kim-Ellen Hurst; as well as Doiron relatives. Her many friends from across North America and the world will miss her regular phone calls, emails and Christmas cards.

She was born in Ottawa, raised in Toronto, and spent many years in and around Montreal. She studied history and social work at McGill University, law at the Université du Québec à Montréal, and received her Masters and PhD in social work from the University of Toronto. She loved her work and her colleagues at the Centre francophone de Toronto, and later was an instructor for Dalhousie University.

She had struggled with multiple chemical sensitivities for years before her cancer diagnosis in 2014. On June 27, 2015, she married the love of her life, Don Stroub. He was her best friend, her confident, her staunch supporter and her unfailing caregiver. She could not have lived so long and so well without Don and he was with her until the end.

If desired, donations in memory of Nathalie can be made to the West Island Palliative Care Residence.


Born in Hartford, Connecticut on September 17, 1929, died peacefully at home in Toronto on December 19, 2017 at the age of 88. The daughter of the late Samuel and Florence (née Smith) Griffin, she is survived by her loving daughter, Jean Smith Elliott (Robert Williams); her brother, William Griffin (Shirley); her sister, Bette Forbes (Bruce); and predeceased by her brother, Samuel Griffin, and his wife, Mary. She also leaves nieces and nephews, Sam Griffin (Marcia), Martin Griffin (Alyson), Martha Hennig, Victoria Ford, Bruce Forbes, and their respective families.

Jean received her A.A. from Hartford College for Women, where she served as President of the Student Council. She earned her B.A. with First Class Honours in Modern History at Trinity College at the University of Toronto, and her A.M. from Harvard University. She enjoyed pursuing her interest in history with the Friends of Franklin and the group's numerous trips to Europe and the United States.

Her career was a rewarding creative and social outlet. Early on, she enjoyed her work as a telephone company business office supervisor, a department store service manager, and an academic dean. Years later she applied herself at the Royal Canadian Institute (1982-84) and at the University of Toronto (198495). She loved finding answers to the most unusual questions, meeting and connecting interesting people, and developing extremely popular courses for Later Life Learning.

Jean pursued volunteer opportunities at the U of T with vigor, particularly as Founding President of the Friends of the Library, Trinity College in 1975.

She was a longstanding member of the Corporation of Trinity College and the Soldiers' Tower Committee. She also served as President of the University Arts Women's Club and the University College Faculty Wives. In 1997, Jean was a proud recipient of the Arbor Award.

The family is deeply grateful to Veronica Silva for providing many years of devoted care with support from Jocelyn Ocio, Cristy Flores, Joan De Los Santos, and Ria Ruiz.

A service will be held in Trinity College Chapel, 6 Hoskin Ave., Toronto on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a reception. As she wished, Jean will be buried next to her parents in St. James' Cemetery in Glastonbury, Connecticut. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to The Friends of the Library, Trinity College, 6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto, M5S 1H8.


As we recall a glorious and a truly extraordinary life, we announce the peaceful passing of our dear partner, father, grandfather and greatgrandfather, uncle and friend, Danny Filipovic, on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Danny (Dragoljub or Drasko) Filipovic was born in the village of Bare, Gruza, Serbia on December 7, 1927, in a closely-knit family, the only son with three sisters. His name, Dragoljub, signified happiness, joy, pride, compassion, gratitude - qualities that defined his life. He was brought up to be strong and brave, capable and ready to face life's challenges. In short, he was expected to be a pillar of his family. He was barely 11 years old when his father sent him on his first business trip selling lime in a neighbouring village market. As a young man, having survived the Civil War of Yugoslavia during World War II, and after several unsuccessful attempts, he was able to escape to France in 1952, clinging to the bottom of a Paris-bound train. In Paris he met his first wife and welcomed the arrival of his only daughter Nathalie, named after his mother. He also became very close to Boris Spremo, the accomplished award-winning photographer who became a lifelong friend.

Restless and driven by ambition, he emigrated with his family, to Canada, by ship, meeting some of his future business partners and friends. He was hard working and industrious, and able to make the best of his circumstances.

Never abandoning his goals, his drive for new opportunities continued to expand his horizons.

Danny was an inventor and idea man, from producing Victorian pottery in the 60's to making recommendations at GM for name badges and logo advertising, he was often ahead of his time. He launched a successful decals business, designing and producing a series of branded automobile decals. In the 1980's he also invented and patented his beloved Sea Beauty, a beautifully crafted mermaid shaped shoe horn that is functional, durable and timeless.

In the 1970's he met Veneta Elieff, a remarkable and highly spirited lady of Bulgarian origin who became his wife, partner and soulmate for almost 39 years, together right up to her passing at the age of 102. Even in the last years of his life, Danny remained active and continued to work hard.

One of Danny and Veneta's most defining legacies is their philanthropic work in support of children, hospitals, culture and education. In 2015, he established the Veneta Elieff and Danny Filipovic Awards in Balkan Studies at the University of Toronto.

Danny's memoir, One of a Kind, was completed in 2016 and will soon be published. The book is his life story, capturing adventure and memorable people who shared his passions and formula for happiness.

His book traces his remarkable life path, overcoming incredible odds, from his humble origins in Serbia to become a respected citizen of Canada, a successful businessman, a world traveler, a visionary, an inventor, a patentholder and a philanthropist. He counted amongst his friends, business partners and acquaintances many famous politicians, country leaders and businessmen. The formula has served Danny well in his remarkable 90 years of life - work hard and love deeply.

Those who knew Danny have had the unique pleasure and privilege to hear many of his stories in person, and have witnessed firsthand the incredible energy, dedication, and passion this man had for life, for his work, and for his loves. He considered himself a truly lucky man, because he had accomplished everything he ever dreamed of, both in his personal life and in business.

Danny will be fondly remembered by his partner, Lisa; daughter, Nathalie; grandchildren, Kyla and Dylan; and great-granddaughter, Emily. Also, his nieces, Natasha, Maja and Mirjana; and grandniece, Mila; and many business partners and friends both in Canada and abroad.

A private funeral will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) on Saturday, January 20. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Veneta Elieff and Danny Filipovic Awards at the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) at the Munk School of Global Affairs would be appreciated. Cheques should be made out to the University of Toronto and mailed to CERES at 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7. Online donations may be made at to the CERES Fund.

"My life was like a dream," Danny used to say, "and I have lived all of my dreams." How many of us can say that?


On January 12, 2018 at Toronto Grace Hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Beloved wife of Gary Bowmile.

Loving daughter of the late Eleanor and Max Fogel. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Richard and Alison Fogel, Bruce and Renee Fogel and Penny and Chris Trenton. Devoted aunt of Jordan, Alanna, Cory, Jayda, Genevieve, Mariel, Michael and Alexander.

Great-aunt of Madison, Brooke and Bennett.

A graveside service will be held at Mount Sinai Memorial Park in the Pride of Israel section on January 14, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Shiva at 2607-320 Tweedsmuir Avenue, Toronto.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to your charity of choice.


Born September 23, 1929 in Calgary, the only child of James Otis Fraser and Elsie Grey Wright Fraser, Robin died January 2, 2018, at home in Toronto with his beloved wife by his side.

His life is celebrated and his passing mourned by his loving family, Mary Ellen Hebb, his wife of 16 years; children, Morna, Kirsten (Gordon), Jeffrey, Donal, and Elizabeth (Scott). Adoring Grampa to Fraser, Stella, and Kelsey; and loving Appy to Malcolm and Sean.

He was predeceased in 1998 by his cherished wife and partner, the extraordinary Helen Victoria (Tory) Fraser (nee Ketcheson).

Growing up in Minnedosa, Manitoba, and in Trenton, Toronto and Oakville, Ontario, Robin attended Upper Canada College and Trinity College (5T2).

He adored his time at Trinity: a conscientious student, he nonetheless never let his studies get in the way of boisterous shenanigans with friends (a mischievous spirit that remained intact throughout his life). After studying law at Osgoode Hall, Robin joined Fraser, Beatty, Tucker, McIntosh & Stewart (now Dentons) in 1956. In 1963, he became a partner and remained there until retirement in 1995. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1983, and in 2000 his beloved Trinity College honoured him with a Doctorate of Sacred Letters honoris causa.

Robin brought passion to whatever he undertook, and his interests were as varied as they were intensely pursued. He loved playing the bagpipes, Scottish country dancing, bird-watching, cross-country skiing, kayaking, and most of all, wilderness canoeing. With Tory and some equally intrepid friends, over decades he covered thousands of miles on wilderness lakes and rivers in Labrador, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories.

Accounts of some of Robin and Tory's adventures are on permanent display at the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario and were documented in the book Canoeing North Into the Unknown by Bruce Hodgins and Gwyneth Hoyle (1997).

Widely admired for his passionate commitment to environmental causes, Robin's contributions were considerable. He served on the boards of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Wildlands League of Ontario, and The Nature Conservancy of Canada to which he was particularly devoted. He also donated his time, expertise, and dedication to the Huntington Society of Canada, the Smile Theatre Company, Artscape Inc., The Frederick Harris Music Co.

Ltd; he was a member of the Corporation of Trinity College (he was instrumental in drafting their incorporation papers), and also served as a director of Bird Studies Canada.

It was in this latter role that Robin met fellow birder Mary Ellen Hebb, and for the second time in his life, he had found his perfect match. She brought laughter and love into his later life, and steadfastly kept the nursing home beds at bay while helping him navigate his ongoing battle with Parkinson's. Robin was scrupulously principled, as intelligent as he was affable, and always curious; he would never turn down a chance to debate political issues or difficult moral quandaries. Above all, he had a playful and charming sense of humour and wit that was uniquely his. It was this quality that put him in the vanguard of the delightfully quixotic Republic of Rathnelly of the 1970s (a role for which he was recognized in 2017 when the lane behind the family home was named in his honour).

His adamant optimism and keen sense of the absurd enabled him to highlight the humour in things, to frame life's vagaries in ways that brought everything into smiling perspective. It was all but impossible to resist the charm of his great open-mouthed hoots of laughter, and his generosity was unparalleled. These qualities made him a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, friend, and mentor to so many, and he will be sorely missed.

A memorial celebrating this funny and gentle man will be held (where else?!) at Trinity College Chapel, 6 Hoskin Ave., on Saturday, May 12th at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation in his name to The Nature Conservancy of Canada would be most fitting and appreciated. Those who loved him would like to thank the many healthcare professionals involved in his care during the last few years, especially Rinzin Lhamo for her great kindness and dedication to Robin's welfare.


On December 19, Doug passed away suddenly, at home, aged 66 years. He is survived by his sisters, June Anne Frayne, and Jeanne (Pete) Hill; and was predeceased by his parents, Ralph and Beulah (Honsberger) Frayne.

In 1981, Doug was awarded his PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from Yale University. Since 1980 he worked as a Professor for the University of Toronto's Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations, until 2006 as Researcher and Editor on the Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia Project and subsequently on a number of other research projects. He was a passionate teacher and held positions with the Oriental Club of Toronto and the Canadian Society for Mesopotamian Studies. He will be fondly remembered by family, friends, students and colleagues.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 19 at 12:30 p.m. at Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor Street West, Toronto.

Memorial donations in memory of Doug may be made to The MS Society of Canada,, 1-800-268-7582.


On January 11, 2018 at the age of 90 years. Dearly beloved wife of Charles T. P. Galloway, formerly Chief Actuary and President of the National Life Assurance Company of Canada. Mrs. Galloway was the daughter of David and Tilda Mackiy and was born in Richmond Hill.

The family lived in Nobel when her father worked at munitions plants during the war, after which they returned to Richmond Hill.

She later attended the University of Toronto. When she first walked into the office of National Life, Mr.

Galloway took notice and later when he saw her radiant smile fell immediately in love.

Mrs. Galloway worked as a calculator in the Actuarial Department and subsequently processed claims. After retiring to raise a family she became the mother of Charlene Galloway (Steve Middleton), Pamela Watkin (Fred Watkin), Deborah Galloway (Frank Petty); grandmother of Michelle Watkin (Steve Borenstein), Stephanie Watkin (Jesse Brown), Eric Watkin, Jennifer Goslett, and Andrew Goslett. The Galloways married on October 26, 1956 and they were partners, pals, lovers and friends for 61 years.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 14 at The Simple Alternative, 275 Lesmill Rd., Toronto from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Funeral will be held on Monday, January 15 at The Simple Alternative at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.


Passed away peacefully on January 3, 2018 at Providence Healthcare in his 75th year.

Beloved husband to Yolanda Galsim and the late Brenda Geisler (nee Jones); cherished father of Christina and Tanya (Greg); grandfather of Lauren; guiding stepfather to Rhoda, Randy (Rory), Ronald and Ryan Galsim; brother-in-law to Norma Bennetts; and uncle to Linda (Dave) and Lori (Peter).

Born in Tomaszow, Poland, Richard spent his formative years in Karlsruhe, Germany before immigrating to Toronto at age 13. A commanding and nurturing father figure, renaissance man, artisan and storyteller, he fueled his passion for cuisine, world travel and carpentry through a series of successful careers in engineering, contracting, home renovation and real estate.

As per Richard's wishes, cremation has taken place and he will be remembered in a private family memorial and at a celebration of his life to be announced later this year.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his memory to the Temmy Latner Centre at http://


1919-2018 The IRCM and its foundation are united in offering our deepest condolences to Dr. Genest's family.

A great visionary and clinical research pioneer, he founded the Institute in 1967 and will forever be associated with it.

An incredible humanist, this eminent scientist is an inspiration to us all.


It is with deep sadness that we announce the very sudden passing of our cherished mother, grandmother, and greatgrandmother on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the St.

Joseph's Health Centre in her 88th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 63 years, Edward Sr. Wonderful; mother to Gerry (Flo), Cathy (Dale), Dan (Lancy), Chris (Nancy), Patricia (Albert), Joe (Katherine) and Edward (Colleen); loving grandmother to 16 grandchildren; and 19 greatgrandchildren. Dear sister of Lally (Michael) Foxwell.

Maureen will be fondly remembered by her many friends at Weston Golf and Country Club, Victoria Harbour and Florida.

Mom was very passionate about her family times spent at Georgian Bay and Florida and her vast world travels.

Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road (North of Lawrence Ave. W.) Weston, on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at All Saints Catholic Church, 1415 Royal York Road on Tuesday, January 16 at 10 a.m. Interment will take place in the spring at St. Michael's Cemetery in Orillia.

Please visit our Book of Memories at


Born January 31, 1926 in Toronto to Frank Gladstone Hall and Winnifred Dorothy (nee Marshall).

Murray died in Aurora on January 8 and is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Beverly (nee Lynch); children, Peter (Ann), Stephen (Suzanne), Janet and Cathy HallKemp (Chris); and grandchildren Andrew, Cameron, Stephanie, Sarah, Robert and Emily.

A graduate of the University of Toronto Medical School (1949), Murray was a pioneer in preventative medicine in Toronto.

As President of IMPCO Health Screening, later Laurentian Health, he spread the gospel of physical fitness, smoking abstinence and moderation in diet long before it became main stream. His many patients confessed to enjoying their appointments in spite of his good natured lectures about healthy living. His humour and genuine compassion extended to everyone he met and to countless CFRB listeners who heard his colourful weekly health and fitness commentaries.

Murray began spending summers in Algonquin Park as a senior staff member at Camp Ahmek in 1946 and not a summer has gone by without him visiting the Park either by canoe or by foot.

Murray watched his children then grandchildren grow and prosper at the family cottage.

The grandchildren learned about nature, campfires, and canoeing from their beloved "Boompa". His annual regatta was the highlight of every summer bringing family and neighbours together. Many on Lake of Bays will also miss the familiar sight of the guy in the yellow canoe on the lake early every morning.

Particularly beloved to Murray was his high school alma mater St. Andrew's College. Here he learned to play the bagpipes and became Pipe Major in the band.

In later years during his annual trips to London he would seek out parades just to watch the Pipe Bands march by.

Murray was someone who was always genuinely glad to see you and took a heartfelt interest in your well-being. His deep integrity will be remembered and continue to inspire his family and all those who were fortunate enough to cross his path.

A Memorial Service will take place on January 20, 11:00 at Forest Grove United Church, 43 Forest Grove Drive, North York.

Donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders.


Wharton (Tony) passed away peacefully at the Toronto General Hospital on Thursday, January 4, 2018 with his family in attendance, shortly after an enjoyable lunch and bridge game. Loving father of Ginny, Adrienne (Edward Cole) and the late Douglas. Husband of the late Mary (nee Emmett).

Stationed in England during World War II, he returned to Canada and joined the Independent Order of Foresters, ultimately assuming the role of Vice President and Executive Secretary. Retirement brought the joys of country living and travels around the world on a variety of extended voyages as a passenger on cargo ships.

Most recently, Wharton lived at retirement home, Bradgate Arms, where he developed many new friends; the family would like to thank all the Bradgate staff for their compassionate care over the years. We owe particular gratitude to our friend, Mary Musgrave, for her warm and kind assistance in ensuring that he got out to his various appointments and sharing a laugh or two with him over many coffees. Also, special thanks to Veterans Affairs for their support over the years and to the wonderful staff at Toronto General Hospital during his last hours.

Cremation has taken place and we will hold a small gathering for family and friends later in the summer to celebrate what would have been his 98th birthday. If so desired, a memorial donation can be made to the Canadian Hearing Society (271 Spadina Road, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2V3) https://chssco4294., or to a charity of your choice. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through

JOHN AVERY LEON LABOW Passed away after a brief illness in Calgary, Alberta on December 11, 2017 at the age of 75. He is survived by his children, Ted, Jennifer and Ben; and Anne Cummins, mother of his children, who he married in 1963 and with whom he shared 28 years of marriage. He was predeceased by his parents, Larry and Claire; and his younger sister, Reva. He was a grandfather to Liv and Leo, children of Ben and Ashley. He was an uncle to Jessica and Sean; and a brother-in-law to Paul (Orlicky); as well as a nephew and cousin to many descendants of the Halperin family.

John was born in Timmins, Ontario on November 28, 1942.

He was a man of many talents and interests, including science, music, literature, film, and the dramatic arts. He sang in the coffee houses in a duo with Bram Morrison, won the Canadian Science Fair in the late 1950s, was a confirmand at Holy Blossom Temple and a graduate of Forest Hill Collegiate. He earned a Bachelor's Degree from U of T and acted frequently on the Hart House stage. He created a notable film role playing Doug in the milestone Canadian film "Winter Kept Us Warm", the first English Canadian film at Cannes.

John had an illustrious career as a documentary film maker, winning many awards. Beginning at the CBC in the early 1960s, he moved to ETV (OECA/TVO) and was a pioneer in educational television.

Notable productions include The Third World, World Religions, The Africa File, The Music Room (with Gene DiNovi), The Edible Woman, The Orford String Quartet and The Middle East (with Bernard Lewis).

As an independent producer, his credits include the musical specials Anne Murray in Jamaica, The Toronto Symphony in Vienna with Sir Andrew Davis, and Perry Como in the Bahamas.

John will be remembered for his love of life and his enjoyment of it, no matter the size of the stage. A memorial service will be held in Toronto in summer, 2018.

Heartfelt thanks go to the caring staff at Bethany Care, Calgary and to Judith Haraldson, for her loving care. Visit for further information about the memorial service and charitable donations, or to share memories of John.


Edwin Salter Langdon, born in Ottawa, Ontario on July 11, 1933, died at home in Scottsdale, Arizona on December 5, 2017, six years after a diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis.

Ted was the best friend and loving husband of Muriel for over 62 years. He was a proud father, father-in-law, and grandpa of daughter, Cathy, her husband, Nick Williams and their children, Geoffrey and Caroline, of Toronto, Ontario; and Carolyn, her husband, Bernard James Zapor and their daughter, Jennifer, of Scottsdale, Arizona.

Family was very important to Ted and Muriel and their lives were closely entwined with the lives of the extended family, including Sunday dinners, backyard pool parties at their home in Toronto, summers at family cottages on the Ottawa River and Blue Sea Lake and family adventures in Arizona.

Ted graduated from Queen's University in 1955 with a degree in chemical engineering. After graduating from Queen's, Ted and Muriel were married and moved to the U.K. where Ted started his engineering career and where they lived for the first two years of their marriage. They returned to Ontario where Ted worked for Shell Oil. Eight years later Ted decided that a legal career was a preferable option to engineering and entered Osgoode Hall Law School as a mature student.

After graduating from Osgoode in 1968 Ted joined Blake Cassels & Graydon where he spent his entire legal career, practicing corporate and international law.

Ted travelled extensively as part of his practice accompanying clients to Russia, Indonesia and various other parts of the world. Ted also guest lectured at University of Toronto teaching law to engineering students and served as a director of numerous companies including UPS and Hawker Siddeley. Ted was liked and respected by his partners, his clients and his colleagues in the legal community.

After retiring, Ted's passion for the law continued. He obtained admission to the Arizona Bar, became a member of the Canadian Arizona Business Council and focused his efforts on generating business from US clients looking to enter the Canadian market.

Ted loved the game of golf and played without hesitation given any opportunity. He loved daily walks and often said that no day was complete without a walk to clear your head.

His love of trees and cottage country in Canada changed to a love of cacti and desert flowers when he and Muriel retired full time to Arizona. A good game of bridge or a quite game of cribbage, ushering at church, sitting on the boathouse steps overlooking his beloved Blue Sea Lake (where he had visited since childhood) or spending time with his family who he always loved and supported describes Ted at his happiest.

Last May life took a cruel turn when Ted was told that he required full time use of oxygen in addition to the medication that only slowed the progression of his disease. Nevertheless Ted maintained his sense of humour, keen wit and positive outlook until the end.

Ted often referred to a quote that serves as a fitting epitaph: "The world will never remember you for what you take from it, but only what you leave behind."

Ted Langdon epitomized that philosophy. We are poorer for his passing.

Cremation has taken place with interment in Scottsdale.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation would be appreciated. Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 47 Squire Bakers Lane, Markham, Ontario L3P 3G8, Canada.

SUSANNE LAW January 29, 1927 January 11, 2018

Mom died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, January 11, 2018. She was predeceased by her husband and our father, Robin. She was the loving mother of Madeleine (Dan Welton), Graham and Jennifer (Bruce Fraser), and is survived by her adored four grandchildren, Jack, James, Roslaynd and Sophie.

Born and raised in Winnipeg with an adventurous spirit (and a bit of a temper), mom attended the University of Manitoba. In the summers she worked in the Victoria Dining Room of Chateau Lake Louise, making time to climb the south peak of the restaurant's namesake Mount Victoria. Upon graduation from university she moved to Toronto, starting a career in the securities business where she met Robin. During her spare time in those early Toronto days she obtained her pilots license, flying out of the Toronto Islands.

Mom and dad started dating in earnest after meeting again at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, marrying in 1960. She continued with her career a few more years until the day came (somewhat reluctantly) to set it aside and refocus on starting a family.

Mom held various volunteer board positions and was an active member with the Garden Club of Toronto. One of the notable projects into which she devoted much time, effort and affection was the restoration of the Casa Loma Gardens. At home she passionately cultivated her own garden for over 50 years, the beauty of which enriched all our lives.

Mom and dad were both enthusiastic travelers. As a family we spent many summers visiting Minaki, mom's childhood family cottage built by her grandmother in 1914. We also enjoyed ski vacations to various resorts in Canada and the US. As mom's eyesight started to fail she became even more determined to see as much of the world as possible, and she and dad's adventures took them extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, China, Russia and the United States.

Mom will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.

A funeral will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church - East Chapel, 230 St.

Clair Avenue West, Toronto. A reception will follow.

Special thanks to the wonderful team at The Claremont for making mom so comfortable, to Anne Deacon for her loving care, to the CCAC Palliative Care team and to Drs.

Robert Devenyi and Graham Trope at the Donald K. Johnson Eye Centre at the Toronto Western Hospital for all their care over the years.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Glaucoma Research Society of Canada. Call 416-483-0200 or Cheques may be mailed directly to: Glaucoma Research Society of Canada, 1929 Bayview Avenue, Suite 215E, Toronto, Ontario M4G 3E8. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through


Passed peacefully, on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at the age of 79. Beloved son of the late James and the late Jessie Low. Loving brother of the late Wendy Shirt and the late David Low. Dear uncle of Christine Shirt, Ian Shirt and Roger Shirt. Doug will also be missed by the Bun family, as well as his many cousins and friends.

A private burial service took place in December at Park Lawn Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 416-767-3153.

MOLLIE MAIN (nee Wright) 1917-2018

On January 6, 2018 Mollie passed away peacefully at her home in Ottawa in her 101st year. Mollie touched the lives of family and friends in so many ways. Thanks to her warmth and generosity of spirit she became the honorary matriarch of an extended clan.

We recall many wonderful times together, including her 100th birthday celebration last June with family and friends from coast to coast. A volunteer extraordinaire, an adventurous traveller, ardent birder, naturalist, keen skier, tennis and bridge player, lifelong learner, reader, fabulous cook - Mollie Main's Marvellous Munchies says it all.

Mollie lived in Toronto as a young girl, was a teenager and young working woman in Ottawa, married Hardy L. Main in 1941, raised her family in Toronto before "retiring" to Collingwood.

She spent the last 10 years living in Ottawa at Unitarian House and Manotick Place. She and Hardy enjoyed lasting friendships in Toronto and Collingwood where the Craigleith Ski Club and the "Collingwood gals" kept them entertained and engaged.

Predeceased by her husband, Hardy; and her beloved daughter, Susan (Franke Hazewindus); her memory will be cherished by her daughter, Mary Hegan (Dick); and son, Tom (Susan); and her three grandchildren, Larry Hegan (Elisa), Jennifer Hegan (Eamon), and Adam Main (Laura); and her six great-grandchildren, Fiona, Clara, Renée, Hardy, Harper and Hudson. The family would especially like to thank Anna Kyle whose companionship over the past 5 years meant so much to Mollie.

Cremation has taken place. There will be a private interment and life celebration with family and close friends at a later date.

G-G, Mom, Nannie, Mollie - your spirit will live on.

ALAN MIRABELLI 1948-2017 Ottawa, Ontario

Alan Mirabelli left the dance floor and exited the ballroom with gentle grace, smiling goodbye to all who accompanied him on the dance of life on December 20, 2017.

Alan danced with cancer for the past 18 months. Predeceased by his parents, Robert and Lisette; survived by his sister, Marilyn; son, Michel (Alison); grandchildren, Ava, Ben, Tommy, Lucas, and Leah; and so many friendships that he considered family.

For him, life was not about accomplishments (although there were many) his life was about celebrating cherished moments with the ones who chose to accompany him on his journey, for "at the core there is love".

Alan arrived in Canada, the country he loved, as a young child with his parents, Robert and Lisette and his sister, Marilyn (Toronto), following a short time in the U.K.

where he lived with his family after fleeing Egypt as refugees.

As a Communications and student at Loyola College in Montreal he worked at America Express including at the corporate pavilion at Expo 67 in Montreal. After graduating with a Master's Degree in Communication from Fairfield University in Connecticut. Alan becomes a professor at Loyola University in Montreal.

Relocating to Ottawa in the midseventies, Alan made a difference for families in Canada as coExecutive Director with Dr. Robert Glossop at the Vanier Institute of the Family more than 30 years.

Following his 1998 sabbatical, spent in BC, Alan discovered this county's beauty through new eyes and captured the nature of relationship in his powerful and evocative images. Alan's photographs can be found in homes and offices across Canada and at the Ottawa Art Gallery.

While his accomplishments were many, the one he was most proud of was his son, Michel, who with his wife, Alison, are raising his five amazing grandchildren, Ava, Ben, Tommy, Lucas and Leah.

Alan spent the past 40 years in the community of Almonte and village of Appleton where he found joy in his many friendships with neighbours and colleagues in the artist community. He was a mentor to many and to the end of his last chapter he continued to meet with budding artists, young people and children guiding them to become the best of themselves in their creative pursuits.

A Celebration of Alan's life will be held on January 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church located at 30 Cleary Ave.

in Ottawa. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alan Mirabelli Fund at the Vanier Institute, Almonte Hub Hospice or a charity of your choice that brings you joy and happiness.


George Muirhead died very peacefully on the evening of January 11, 2018 after a brief illness. He was in his 102nd year, and the 75th year of his marriage to his beloved wife, Audrey, who mourns the loss of a wonderful husband. His children were delighted to find the following among his well-documented preparations: "Born in Toronto May 8, 1916, died in Kingston at the age of . Survived by Audrey, his wife of years, children, Ross of Vancouver, Ann (Jamie) of Toronto, Barbara of Kingston, Donald (Deborah) of Kelowna; grandchildren, Robert, Alex, Leah, Kristina, Ross, Daniel, Helena; great-grandchild, Sydney. Prior to World War II he lived and was educated in Toronto. In 1942 he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Artillery and served in Canada, England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. In 1943 Audrey and George had a military wedding in Sussex, N.B.

After the war he completed his high school education and graduated from Trinity College and the School of Social Work at the University of Toronto. On a CMHC fellowship he then enrolled in the first Town & Regional Planning course at the U of T. In 1952 he began his professional planning career with Dryden & Smith, Planning Consultants in Kitchener: In 1955 he became the Planning Officer for the City of Kingston and in 1963 Director of Planning for the Township (later Borough) of Etobicoke in Metropolitan Toronto. He was also appointed to the Ontario Environmental Appeal Board as one of their first members. In 1970 he returned to Kingston as Director of Planning & Urban Renewal, and retired from City employment in 1980.

In 1960 he co-authored with Prof. Gordon Stephenson, U of T Planning School, a "Planning Study for Kingston". This study, which was financed by the federal, provincial and municipal governments, was the first comprehensive planning study of Kingston and region and prepared the groundwork for many civic programs in ensuing years, e.g., redevelopment of Rideau Heights, removal of substandard housing, neighbourhood improvements in old parts of the city including new parks and the Artillery Park recreation complex, historic building preservation (especially in old Sydenham Ward), central business district and waterfront improvement.

Upon retirement he established a planning consultant service and for nine years, as an adjunct professor, taught planning to civil engineering students at Queen's University.

In 1972 he was one of the founding members of the Frontenac Heritage Foundation, a group of citizens dedicated to the preservation of the architectural heritage of Kingston and Frontenac County. In 2005 he received the Gabrielle Leger Award from the Heritage Canada Foundation for services in the field of heritage conservation.

George enjoyed his planning career and life with his family. He participated in many recreational sports at various times including tennis, badminton, hiking, canoeing, camping, skiing, sailing and gardening. In 1941 he was a member of the Toronto Boulevard Club crew which won the one-mile war canoe Dominion Championship. Music was also an important part of his life. At the University of Toronto he sang with Hart House Glee Club and in church choirs in Kitchener and Kingston. Later he played tenor recorder with the Kingston Consort and recently struggled with the electronic keyboard.

He departs from this life feeling that he had been fortunate in entering the planning profession which gave him opportunities to serve many communities.

Above all, he felt that he had been blessed with a wonderful wife and family" George told a story about the irony of an obituary saying someone had died "unexpectedly" at age 104. He had evidently prepared his obituary well in advance, before the birth of his great grandchildren Alanna and Harrison and before he was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

Arrangements are entrusted to Robert J. Reid & Sons, "The Chapel on the Corner", 309 Johnson Street (at Barrie Street), Kingston. The funeral service will be held at St. George's Cathedral, 270 King Street East, Kingston on Friday January 19, 2018. Please visit the website as the time will be posted once available. Online condolences may be made at


Peacefully in Queensway Carleton Hospital, January 9, 2018, ending an uncomfortable 3 months with various respiratory and blood ailments.

Beloved husband of 60 years, best friend and frequent flying partner to Jean (nee McCadden).

Father of David (Julie), Catherine (Ian), John (Elaine Gardner) and Chris (Wendy). Grandfather of 7. Predeceased by his parents, Vincent and Mary O'Toole of Peterborough; and by brothers, Michael and Patrick. Survived by sister, Anna Marie Sherlock (Al); and sisters-in-law, Sandra O'Toole (Patrick) and Maura Bolger (Bill) and many nieces and nephews.

Born on a farm in Otonabee, Ontario in 1930, Dad had no intention of staying on the farm, although he cherished those memories and wrote about them in his final years. He wanted to be a businessman and in the end he was one businessman who could hold his head high, having never deliberately mislead or been cruel to anyone he had dealings with.

After graduating from St. Mike's in 1952 (and a brief sojourn into the ice cream business) Dad went to work for Industrial Acceptance Corporation, opening multiple branches in Southern Ontario and meeting Mom in the process, they married in 1957.

Realizing that he was not reaching his full potential, and with $1,500 in the bank, in 1963 Dad and Mom moved to London so that Dad could get his MBA at Western.

He always said "WE got the MBA" because Mom was a full partner in its acquisition - allowing Dad time away to study and make a few bucks as a TA, as well as doing all the typing for all his essays and reports, while at the same time handling 4 kids under 5 - no small feat. It truly was a partnership.

The effort paid off when Dad was hired into a senior role by Woods, Gordon and Associates in 1965. In 1968 while on an assignment to External Affairs in Ottawa, Dad was lured away from the private sector and into the public sector. He was hired as Assistant Undersecretary of State at External Affairs and moved the whole clan to Kanata in January 1968. He worked at External until 1977 and then moved to Treasury Board from 1977-1982.

He then worked on projects like the Federal Privatization Initiative and the FEDC program until being appointed Deputy Minister of Public Works in 1990.

Dad retired from the Public Service in 1992 and went to work for the OECD in Paris, France. He followed that with years of consulting to the OECD and The World Bank.

He only really stopped working at age 83 (2013) when he closed his office on Holland Avenue in Ottawa. Dad was a quiet, steady and compassionate person.

He cared deeply for his family and for his cherished friends to whom he was known as honest and forthright and above all, a really good listener. He was a voracious reader but he took his greatest joy (and frankly his bewilderment) at the diversity of his 4 children - all distinctly different and each so interesting in the eyes of he and Mom. He will be missed, but his lessons and values are safely ensconced in his children and grandchildren. If, as St. Augustine said, "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page" then, Dear Dad, you were a scholar.

The family would like to thank the generous and supportive staff at QCH - Dad felt secure in your care and had nothing but respect and admiration for the physicians, nurses and staff who cared for him. Cremation has taken place.

At Dad's request, a family (only) mass will be held at St. Isidore's Church, 1135 March Road, South March, at 2 p.m. on January 19th.

For colleagues, co-workers and friends, a celebration of Dad's life will take place in spring.

DOUG OVERHILL July 5, 1928 January 11, 2018

Tom Douglas Overhill was born in Nelson, British Columbia, and passed away in Etobicoke, Ontario. Named by his Swiss mother in honour of the magnificent Douglas fir tree, Doug became an avid skier, engineer, wood carver, and world traveler.

He outlived his beloved wife of 60 years, Daphne Caroline (née Hicks); and is survived by sister, Patricia Harvey; daughters, Heidi and Kirstie Overhill; sons-inlaw, Alan Rosenthal and John MacDonald; and grandchildren, Nora Rosenthal, Brian Sokolowski, Matthew MacDonald, Rhobie MacDonald, and Clara MacDonald.

Friends are invited to a private wake to be held on Tuesday, January 16th.


Ron passed away on January 1, 2018 at the age of 87. Loving husband of Marjean for 62 years; wonderful father to Randy (Nora Cullen) and Eileen MacDonald (George); proud grandfather to Peter and Cameron MacDonald; special friend to John and Sharan Clark and their children, Ashley and Harrison. Predeceased by brother, Alan.

Ron began his distinguished accounting career as a Chartered Accountant at public accounting firm McIntosh, McVicar and Dinsley in 1949. Next he joined Finning Tractor, quickly rising to the rank of corporate secretary, and forming an integral part of the leadership team as Finning grew from a regional, family owned business to a publicly traded international success. After years involved as a volunteer on the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants research committees, and as President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia (often as the first or only industry representative), he culminated his career as Executive Vice-President of the ICABC (now CPABC) where he remained until his retirement in 1990. Ron was also a longtime, active member of the Financial Executives Institute in Vancouver.

Ron lived most of his life in his beloved West Vancouver. He will be remembered as a genuinely devoted husband, father, grandfather, dog lover, co-worker, neighbour and friend. Ron was an accomplished baritone, and his hobbies included sailing at Hollyburn Sailing Club, gardening, and woodworking. His motto was "there are no problems, only projects".

Thank you to the staff at Evergreen House for making his last few months as comfortable as possible.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ron's name to the BC SPCA or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

A celebration of life will be held on February 3, 2018 2:00 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church. Details will be posted at

MICAJAH ERSKINE PICKETT, III Born in Indianola, Mississippi, January 9, 1944 to Mary Francis (nee Wood) and Micajah Jr. Brother to Patricia (Spedler) and Annie.

Micajah moved to Burlington, Ontario in 1961 where he met Carole Gardiner at Nelson High School. They were married in 1968 after graduating from Western University. Micajah continued his education, going on to earn an CA, MBA, CFA. In 1972, at the age of 28, he began teaching at Ryerson (Polytechnic) University, during that time he and Carole welcomed their two children, Shelby and Courtney.

After 22 years at Ryerson, Micajah left in 1994 to become a Vice-President at the Canadian Securities Institute. His passion for flyfishing and love of the outdoors, music, pottery, photography and books led him to British Columbia and, eventually, to his roots in the South, his greatgrandmother's hometown of Aberdeen, Mississippi.

He passed away peacefully while listening to music in rural Ontario on December 23, 2017. He is survived by his two children and grandchildren, Mika, Maple and Charles Sitchon.

A service will not be held.

Memorial contributions can be sent to his grandchildren's school in Westport, Ontario to help teach future generations of his love of music.

Arrangements are in the care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors, Perth. Donations may be sent Rideau Vista Public School, Music Program, 9921 County Rd., Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0.

SUSAN JANEROGERS (néeBartlett) May 31, 1966 January 9, 2018

It is with an aching sadness that Susan's family announces her passing after a courageous battle with cancer.

She will be profoundly missed by her beloved husband, Eric; her adored children, Ryan and Emma; her parents, Janet and Morris Bartlett; her brother, Peter Bartlett; as well as a great host of friends, neighbors, colleagues, and caregivers.

Respecting Susan's final requests, a private family viewing took place at Turner & Porter's Yorke Chapel on January 11, 2018.

An enthusiastic celebration of Susan's life and work will take place this coming summer in High Park, Toronto, a place of peace and happiness she knew so well and loved so dearly.

DOUGLAS E. SANDERS MD,FRCPC June 10, 1926 January 10, 2018

Douglas was deeply loved by his family who admired and respected the man that he was.

Doug was an academic radiologist.

He loved teaching. He was a major contributor to clinical research in radiology and chest medicine.

He helped develop procedures that are still in use today. He was a graduate of UTS 1944 and U of T Medical School 1949. Those classmates were friends for life.

Douglas is survived by his wife, Joy; sons, Bruce (Tricia) and Jim (Patti Wright). His daughter, Gail, predeceased him in 1978. He will be missed by his grandchildren, Lindsay (Graem), Dave (Elyse), Justine, Heather and Colin. His great-grandson, Hardy, gave him great joy in his final months.

There will be a family service in Stayner in accordance with Douglas's wishes.


Maureen Scobie (nee Sutherland) passed away peacefully and comfortably under the excellent care of the Bethell House staff in Inglewood, Ontario, on Monday, January 8, 2018.

Maureen was born in Montreal in 1930 but grew up in Sydney, Nova Scotia with her younger sister, Joan. There she met her (late) husband, Tom during her teenage years. After they married in 1953, they eventually settled in Mississauga where they raised their 3 children, Linda (Doug Soules), Marlene (Michael Schroeder) and Barbara (Rick May).

In 1986 Maureen was determined to return "home" during retirement and initiated the move to Ingonish Beach, Cape Breton.

Both she and Tom spent many enjoyable years active in the community and connecting with friends, old and new.

Through her entire life, Maureen applied her unstoppable energy to the things she loved most. She was known as "Scoop" Scobie during her writing career at the Mississauga News and the Cape Breton Post. She volunteered to her favourite causes, she was an avid curler, a passionate bridge player and a loyal Blue Jays fan.

She was adored by her many friends in Ontario and Nova Scotia.

She will be missed by "her girls"; by her grandchildren, Jennifer, Shannon, Paul, Heather and Kristen; her great-grandchildren, Samantha and Max; her nieces; nephews; and extended family.

Maureen's family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff at Mountainview Terrace for their amazing care and service over the past year.

A Celebration of Life will be held at J.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Rd., North of Maple Ave., Georgetown on January 20 at 2:00 p.m. with a visitation at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Bethell House Hospice. https:// To send expressions of sympathy, please visit


Carol passed away peacefully on January 9, 2018, aged eighty-four years and one day.

Daughter of the late Alex and Fanny Solway. Beloved sister and sister-in-law of Herb Solway and Ann Shortell; aunt of Gary Solway and Jeilah Chan, Diane Solway and David Resnicow, Michael Solway and Danielle Conway, and Zoe Band; great-aunt of Alex, Rachel, Nicholas, Kyra, and Henry.

Carol was a strong, determined woman, who was loyal, loving, had a great sense of humour and fun - and was known for her ability to keep a secret. After a peripatetic university career at the University of Miami and Brandeis, Carol graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, and worked for the catering department at the Park Plaza Hotel.

She then stunned her family by suddenly opening an antique store in Yorkville. She specialized in English glass and china, but also imported furniture from England and Europe. Entirely selftaught, she became a leading expert in her field, and ran a successful business for decades.

Carol was also a moving force behind the annual Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards.

She was a superb arbiter of taste and elegance, who recently stated that nothing about her life had ever been beige. The ban on smoking on airplanes meant Carol curtailed first her international flights, and then almost all travel.

After retirement, she was a devoted caregiver to her aunt Sylvia Schwartz, and loved sharing the world of information on the internet with her inner circle.

A private funeral has been held at Carol's request. Donations in her honour, if desired, may be made to the Ontario Arts Foundation, 416-961-1660, directed to the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards.


On January 5, 2018 at Sunnybrook Hospital, the Honourable William P. Somers passed away peacefully from heart failure. Dad endured numerous physical challenges over the past few months, all of which he bore with characteristic determination and grace. He was particularly happy to have hosted his family on Christmas Day and was in fine form, enjoying an old fashioned or two, good food and the comfort and company of those he loved.

William was born February 26, 1933 in Toronto, Ontario to parents, Geoffrey and Maggie Somers. Boyhood was spent crisscrossing the country with his mother and his lifelong best friend, his older brother, Geoffrey. His days as a boarder at St. Andrew's College left an indelible mark and he remained heavily involved with the school as a loyal old boy and Board Director. After graduating high school, he attended McMaster University and The University of Toronto where he received his BA in English. William then attended Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Bar in 1957, thereafter pursuing a successful litigation career with Osler Hoskin, followed by Montgomery Cassels, and then as a founding Partner with Dutton, Brock, Somers. From 1991 until his retirement in 2008, he served honourably in the Ontario Court of Justice.

While at U of T, Dad met the love of his life, Sally Wigle. They married in 1957 and remained together until Mum's untimely passing in 2013.

Together they forged a strong and loving bond, and provided a caring and welcoming home for their three sons. The Somers home on Lytton Blvd.

became the centrepiece of the North Toronto driveway hockey universe, with Dad playing goal in his unique style, and Mum overseeing food and beverage service from her well stocked commissary. Summers were spent on the warm shores of Georgian Bay and Muskoka, and we have many fond memories of endless nights on the screened-in porch at Beaumaris being regaled by Dad's mirthful story telling. He was also an active member of The Toronto Golf Club, The Badminton and Racquet Club and the Delray Beach Club in Florida, where he spent many winters in retirement with Sally enjoying the warmer lifestyle.

William leaves behind his son, Sandy (Gillian) and their daughters, Andrea and Kate; and his son, Tony (Julie) and their children, Ellen, Heather and William. He was predeceased by his son, Peter whose widow, Jennifer Loft Somers (Crisp) now lives in Calgary, along with their daughters, Maggie Somers and Rosie Somers (Crisp). He provided his family with wonderful memories of their father, father-in-law and adored "Didi", and touched so many friends and acquaintances with his unique combination of wit and charm, and his sincere interest in their lives.

Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to a visitation at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, on Sunday, January 21st from 4-7 p.m. A Memorial service will be held at St.

Clement's Anglican Church, 59 Briar Hill Avenue, on Monday, January 22nd at 2 p.m., with reception to follow at the church. In accordance with William's wishes, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to either the Canadian Cancer Society ( in memory of his son, Peter, or to the St. Clements Church Foundation (


Vernon Turley passed away peacefully at home in Westmount, QC, in accordance with his wishes, surrounded by family, on December 14, 2017 at the age of 94, after being treated in the hospital for complications from pneumonia.

Beloved husband of 72 years to Gavine; dearest father to Penny (Ivan Velan), Ron (Madeleine Paton), Neil and Cynthia (Peter Selnar); devoted grandfather to Rob Velan (Claire), Shane Velan (Jill), Corey Velan (Kristine), Kristina Velan, Andrew Velan (Erin), Ryan and Heather Turley and Tara Sellers (Landon); step-grandfather to Karena Selnar and Monika Bennett (Darren); great-grandfather to 11 Velan great-grandchildren, Grayson, Emma, Ryan, Blair, Charlie, Oliver, Cole, Will, Elliot, James, and Matthew; and step-greatgrandfather to Sullivan Bennett.

Born and raised in Montreal, he joined the RCAF to serve as a pilot during WWII. At the end of the war he re-joined McDonald Currie (now PwC) becoming a partner in 1955. His career as a CA included being one of the first in his profession to apply flow charting and computer programming to the audit process. Other career highlights: he was invited by the U.K. government in 1967 to participate in a Royal Commission investigating gambling and corruption in the Bahamas. Post retirement highlights: due to his extensive experience as a bank auditor he was invited to serve on the Estey Commission Inquiry in 1981 into bank failures in Alberta; and he took a more active part in steering a family company - 100 year old Laurentian Spring Water - modernizing it into an efficient and profitable bottling plant.

Adventurous, creative, athletic (runner, skier, scuba diver) and modest: he had many passions and interests which included sailing - at the cottage on Lake Champlain, the Atlantic seaboard, and the Caribbean; dance lessons with his wife, Gavine, and travelling the world together. With his affinity and skill for building he remodelled the family homes and built a summer cottage, saving lots of money, another passion. In retirement he took up wood carving, creating an assortment of enchanting characters.

Perhaps his greatest satisfaction came later in life as a volunteer at the BC Aviation Museum where, for 17 years, he restored vintage aircraft, culminating in his single handed rebuilding of a Lincoln Sport, a home built bi-plane popular in the 1920's. He 'retired' from the museum at age 90.

The family would like to express special thanks to Dr. Ivan Rohan and Dee Davidson together with all the Complete Care caregivers who provided devoted care during his last days.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Operation Smile, Toronto or the BC Aviation Museum, Sidney, BC. A funeral will be held at St. Matthias Anglican Church in Westmount on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.


Aged 81. Mom passed away peacefully at St. Vincent's, Langara Care Home, surrounded by her family, on January 3, 2018.

Yoshiko was born in Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan on September 29, 1936 which is where she met her future husband, Sunao. Together with their two eldest children, they immigrated to Canada in 1966 where they lived, added to (William) and raised their family and built a successful business in Mississauga, Ontario. Yoshiko will be remembered as a gracious, dignified and loving mother to William, Risa and Jun and his wife, Karin; and grandmother to Alexander.

Mom was predeceased by her husband, Sunao, her parents and youngest brother.

The family has held a private service at Vancouver Memorial Services and Crematorium on January 5, 2018 and has requested that, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice. The family would like to especially thank the staff at St. Vincent's, Langara, Dr. Caron and the staff at St. Joseph's Hospital who gave mom such excellent care over these past years and who showed such kindness and respect towards her - we are grateful.


Passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018 at the age of 94 years.

Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (Bess). Loving father of Larry and his wife, Delphine; Barbara and her husband, Glenn Crawford. Proud grandfather of Kelly Wilcox and her husband, Alex Lara; Heather Belajac and her husband, Mark; James and Jennifer Crawford. Much loved great-grandfather of Eva Sofia, Daniel, Aubrey and Laylah.

Predeceased by his brothers, Rae, William and Loyal.

Cyril was the co-founder of Electrostatic Coating Equipment (Canada) Limited and a WWII Veteran with the Canadian Forces, Perth Regiment, serving four years overseas. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Peel Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy 10 N. of Qew) on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 2 p.m. until the time of the Memorial Service in the Chapel at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, if you would like to make a donation in Cyril's memory, please do so to SickKids Foundation or United Way of Peel Region. Online condolences and donations may be made through

ALLAN HARVIE WAISMAN January 24, 1928- December 20, 2017

Allan Harvie Waisman was born in Winnipeg, the only child of immigrants Rubin and Bessie Waisman. He went to school in the city's North End and took his turn behind the counter of his parents' corner store, mostly, he later reported, to eat candy bars and read comics. He graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1950, and soon after married Joyce Faigie Sedletsky, after a romance that began when they noticed each other on a bus on their way to work. In 1953, he founded an architectural practice with Jack Ross and they started by designing several small rural hospitals. Waisman Ross also designed Winnipeg's New York Life building, a landmark modernist two-storey glass and steel office structure, which is currently being restored. The firm won two silver Massey medals, one for Allan's family cottage in Husavik, an open glass and wood structure built entirely around a large fireplace. Allan applied his original sense of design to his family homes, all of which were unusual.

In the 1960s the firm designed a unique office at 10 Donald St., and merged with another firm to become Waisman, Ross, Blankstein, Coop, Gillmore, Hanna, later changing their name to Number TEN Architects. They designed the Manitoba Theatre Centre (now a National Historic Site), and Allan was active on its board. As well, he was on the board of the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. The Winnipeg community's embrace of the arts, culture and design, was a wonderful environment for Allan's formative years as a young architect. As the sixties drew to a close, he was ready to spread his wings and move west.

Allan moved to Vancouver in 1971. He had already formed a business relationship with R.C. Baxter, a prominent developer. Allan designed one of their projects, a group of three office towers on Hastings. The new Waisman Architectural Group re-purposed an old barge (known as the WAG barge) for an office and moored it in Coal Harbour. The firm became Waisman Dewar Grout Carter Architects and later Architectura. Al was known as somewhat of a maverick employer. He was extremely generous to his employees and enthusiastically shared his many new-age ideas. His firm had many noteworthy projects including the Vancouver International Airport Expansion, six pavilions for Expo 86 including the permanent BC pavilion and Whistler Town Centre. Over the years, he received many architectural awards including an Urban Development Institute Award, Governor General Award, Canadian Architect Award and the Royal Architectural Institute Award.

After retirement, Al focused on his entrepreneurial skills, becoming involved in several start-ups. He loved his morning walk through Vancouver's downtown to his office, greeting many acquaintances and planning his day.

Spending most summers exploring the coast on his boat, the Flying Jenny, he also enjoyed international travel with the family, and, never a stickler for rules, would lead them on many harrowing adventures.

In his later years, as a respected community figure, Al still radiated vitality and leadership, mentoring many young people in his profession. He was an astute collector of contemporary Canadian Art and generous patron to many organizations, including the Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver Art Gallery, Simon Fraser University, and Britannia Mine Museum. In 2009, he endowed a fund at the University of Manitoba to support a graduate scholarship for Aboriginal students in the Faculty of Architecture.

Devoted to his family, Allan was always available for advice and support, providing educational opportunities to all. He lived a very full life, always looking for new experiences and fun. Loved and remembered by his wife, Faigie (Joyce); children, Sheera, Yail, Tully, Dean, (daughter-in-law TC); and grandchildren, Aidan, Adlai, Kelsey, Oren, Dylan, Cameron and Brynn.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the University of Manitoba, Allan Waisman Aboriginal Architecture Scholarship, 200 - 137 Innovation Drive, Winnipeg, MB R3T 6B6.

Condolences can be sent to the Waisman Family at

"So come, my friends, be not afraid We are so lightly here It is in love that we are made In love we disappear" (Leonard Cohen)

WILLIAM J. WITHROW C.M.,O.Ont.,C.D.,M.A.,M.Ed.,F.M.C.A.,F.O.C.A. Director of the Art Gallery of Ontario,1961-1991

Bill Withrow died peacefully, with family at his side, on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre.

Bill was born in Toronto on September 30, 1926 to Wilfred and Evelyn Withrow. Showing early artistic promise, he was selected to attend Saturday classes at the Art Gallery of Toronto, where Arthur Lismer was among his teachers. At 18, following the example of his father and grandfather, who had both served in France during WWI, Bill enlisted in the army. Upon his discharge, Bill's parents encouraged him to use his veterans' allowance to attend university. He agreed on one condition - that he could first marry his high school sweetheart, the beautiful and vivacious June Van Ostrom. After graduation from the University of Toronto, Bill became an art teacher and then department head at Earl Haig Collegiate. He also taught evening art classes, served in the intelligence unit of the army reserves, and obtained two Master's Degrees, one in Fine Art and another in Education.

In 1960, Bill joined the Art Gallery of Toronto as Associate Director and was appointed Director in 1961. Under his leadership, the AGT flourished. In 1966, he convinced the province that the institution should become the Art Gallery of Ontario, providing it with more prominence and funding. With the significant donation of European and Canadian modern art by Sam and Ayala Zacks, and the promise by Henry Moore of a major donation of his own works (the foundation of what is now the largest collection of Moore works in the world), Bill was able to obtain public and private funding to undertake an ambitious three-stage, twenty-year expansion of the AGO's building and its collection.

Bill introduced the blockbuster exhibition to Toronto by bringing the international touring exhibition, Treasures of Tutankhamun, to the AGO in 1979. Outstanding touring shows organized by the AGO followed, such as Vincent Van Gogh and the Birth of Cloisonnism and The Mystic North.

He was also active in the wider arts community, co-chairing an influential federal task force on policy-making for Canada's museums, serving on the committee to choose a Canadian war memorial for Green Park in London and as a founding board member of the Varley Art Gallery of Markham.

Bill leaves behind his wife, June, to whom he would have been married 70 years on January 24. June was his great love, nurturing presence and charming companion at AGO events, and their home was the gathering place for family birthdays, holiday celebrations and countless backyard barbecues. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his children, John (Laurel Murdoch), Stephen (Christine), Anne (John Trimble) and David (Chloe McIntosh); by grandchildren, Jennifer (Craig Whiteside) and Diana Withrow; Stephanie Eadie (Wayne) and Ryan Trimble; Jacqueline Cavalier-Withrow; and by great-grandson, James Whiteside. Fondly remembered by stepgrandson, Patrick Walsh. Predeceased by his youngest grandchild, Laura Withrow, on November 29, 2017.

The family wishes to acknowledge with deepest thanks his personal support workers, led over the past 5 years by the incomparable Mercy Flores. We are also most grateful to Dr. David Shergold and Dr. Maria Chang and the staff of the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre, who showed Bill and the family much kindness.

A celebration of life will be held in Walker Court at the Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4) on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, making a donation or taking out a membership to the AGO would be most fitting. Donations in Bill's name may be made at or by calling 416-979-6660, ext. 816.

Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through


On Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Jack passed away peacefully at the age of 86. Jack was born June 27, 1931 in Toronto to Ernest William and Margaret Kathleen (Sweeney). He will be forever remembered by his wife, Lynn of 64 years; daughters, Karen, Jill and Ann; grandchildren, Rebecca (Nick), Kim (Hector), Diana, Jasper (Kenny) and Dustin (Laura); greatgrandchildren, Maia and Maeve; brother, Bill (Jane); brother-in-law to Wendy and Don; and uncle to many nieces and nephews, as well as lots of friends and colleagues.

Jack was predeceased by brother Don and sister Margaret.

Jack graduated from the College of Optometry in 1953 and continued with a long and successful career.

He volunteered with numerous organizations including Outreach Programs with the University of Waterloo through CIDA, Ministry of Transportation, as well as serving on many boards including Kennedy House Youth Services and Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. Jack was the president of the North Scarborough Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow, as well as being an honourary member. Besides being hard working, Jack also loved to travel both with the family and with Lynn within Canada and many places around the world. He especially enjoyed trips in the "old car", his vintage MG with Lynn and the car club members.

Jack had a competitive side with his hobbies of sailboat racing in his younger days, before moving on to sports cars and pit crews.

He built furniture for their home and was involved with many renovations as well. Jack also showed quite the artistic side in his painting, woodcarving and pottery creations. He also shared in Lynn's love of the Toronto Zoo and spent many an hour there with her.

A very special thank you from the family to the staff at the Scarborough Retirement Residence and Scarborough Centenary Hospital for your kindness and compassion.

Jack, as well, appreciated your thoughtful care.

A funeral will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018 at McDougall & Brown, Scarborough Chapel at 2900 Kingston Road. There will be a family receiving line and gathering at 11:00 a.m., service at 12:00 p.m., followed by a reception. Inurnment will take place at Resthaven Memorial Gardens at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the University of Waterloo School of Optometry, Kennedy House Youth Services, The Toronto Zoo, Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra or the organization of your choosing.


Celebration of life for June Rowlands, 2 p.m., Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Rosedale United Church, 159 Roxborough Drive, Toronto. TTC: Rosedale Bus 82 from Rosedale Subway Station.

Parking on nearby streets, wheelchair access.

JUSTICE JOHN C. BOUCK May 9, 1931 January18, 2010

Lovingly remembered by Shirley and families


The family remembers David with much love and admiration for being a most wonderful husband, father, son, uncle, brother, brother-in-law, friend and neighbour. Unfortunately none of his 10 grandchildren ever got the chance to meet him or share in his fun, but their parents are doing a great job of talking about "Grandpa David" and telling stories about their adventures in life with him. That helps so much to keep his memory alive.

It is hard to believe that 30 years have already passed by but we want to take this opportunity to celebrate David's life and thank him for so many of the good things that we continue to enjoy in this world: "The County" (his favourite place to be), the farm in Milford, his passion for hobbies and DIY projects, his love for summer boat trips and winter ski breaks, and so much more. And we are especially grateful for his gift of humour which brought us so many laughs over the years.

We miss you terribly David, and we will love you forever.

Libby, Robyn, Brad, Martha and Tighe.


Who passed away, one year ago.

Deeply missed by her Loving husband and children. May you Rest In Peace Mom.

We all love and miss you and you are in our thoughts.

Your Loving Family

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