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Saturday, July 14, 2018 – Page B17


April 22, 1928 July 4, 2018 Born and raised in Toronto, the daughter of Dr. R.M. Janes and L. Janes.A graduate of Queen's, class of '49. Beloved wife of Bill Bahen for 65 years and mother of Bob, Jim (Linda), and Ken (Ingrid), grandmother of Julia, Sophie, Thomas, Geneva and Marshall. She was predeceased by her sister, Mary Gorrie.

Her artistic creativity found expression as a student at the Sorbonne almost seventy years ago and was reflected throughout the rest of her life.

Her confident independence led her to hitchhiking trips in post-war Europe while overlooking the need to share her travel plans with her parents back home in Toronto.

Ann was a resident of Belmont House, and her family express their gratitude to the staff and caregivers at 2 East for their kindness.

Ann was an artist and an optimist, her warm and generous spirit brightened the world and enriched the lives of her friends and family.

She will always be a source of guidance and inspiration for her children and her grandchildren.

There will be a private family service in Toronto to celebrate her life.


Lyla passed away peacefully, with her family present, at North York General Hospital on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in her 88th year of life.

Lyla is survived by her loving husband of over 58 years, Tony; and her children, Martin, Mark, Douglas, and John. She will be greatly missed by her eight grandchildren, Daniel, Liam, Nicholas, Miranda, Perrin, Megan, Alexa, and Kate. Predeceased by sisters, Edith and Beverly; and by brother, Bud (Percy).

Lyla was born in 1930 to Canadian parents in Scarborough, Maine.

She lived through hard times but excelled in academics earning a scholarship to Bates College where she completed her undergraduate degree. Lyla moved to Toronto to complete her masters of Social Work at the University of Toronto, while on a job placement with Children's Aid Society, she met her future husband, Tony. They married in 1959. A career as a social worker with the Toronto Board of Education, Lyla's life was devoted to her family, friends and her community. She was active in local politics including the boards of Frankland Home and Schools Association (PTA) and Jessie's Shelter.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Hot House Restaurant, 35 Church Street, Toronto on Monday, July 16 at 1:00 p.m.

Donations to the Parkinson's Foundation in lieu of flowers are encouraged. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www.


Jonathan lived life to the fullest with an astonishing range of accomplishments and passions: a devoted, proud and fun-loving husband and father, an internationally acclaimed and award-winning filmmaker, a successful entrepreneur and respected industry leader with a large soul, gregarious with a magnetic personality and infectious laugh, a committed environmentalist and lover of the natural world, a maverick and mischief maker, yet a deep thinker and engaging conversationalist with a marvellous array of amusing anecdotes and heartfelt stories always up for competitive banter, a stunning lead singer of an R and B band, a well-seasoned problem solver, an intrepid world traveller and explorer, multi-lingual, a skilled athlete, an entertainment lawyer, guitar and harmonica player, actor and theatre producer and in summer while at university, a tree planter (10,000 trees in one amazing day). He moved with ease between the diverse worlds of media, the arts, science literacy, business and adventure, always bursting with love for his family.

With a strong work ethic, he encouraged those around him to set and reach their goals but always to take time to relax, which for him was scuba diving in remote locations with his family, enjoying concerts, movies and plays, and whenever he could, being at the family's island paradise in Georgian Bay - reading, playing Scrabble, canoeing or taking a sail, imitating a loon call to perfection, diving into the cool water after a hot sauna and gazing at the Milky Way.

Jonathan knew he was a blessed man with a unique and fulfilling life, always up for new challenges and bringing together the world's top natural history filmmakers, organizations and acting talent (Graeme Ferguson, Peter Parks, Toni Myers, Sir David Attenborough, Howard and Michele Hall, Mike Slee, Myles Connolly, David Keighley, The National Science Foundation, Dr. Sean B. Carroll of Tangled Bank Studios of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the world's leading museums such as the Smithsonian Institution) and having the special opportunity to work with his adored wife and partner, fellow producer and screenwriter Wendy MacKeigan whose hand he always reached for and she for his. He called their three decades long love affair a coup de foudre, in its intensity from beginning to end.

On July 5th, our greatly beloved Jonathan died peacefully, in his 67th year, taken from us too soon and too suddenly following complications from an aggressive cancer. With him and supporting him for his final and heroic stage of life were Wendy and precious children Scott, Tyler, Georgia, Alex, and Caleigh. He is also survived by admired and loved brothers Bill and Bruce Barker and his sister Priscilla Miller, their spouses, his sisters and brother in-laws Linda, Dallas and Forrest MacKeigan and Rob Ashall, with many nephews, nieces and other half-siblings, step-siblings and relations all of whom will remember him vividly as will his many friends and colleagues for always making them laugh and feeling energized.

Born in Chicago, a Mayflower descendant, Jonathan moved with his Barker family to Canada just two years later. He is survived by his aunt, Diane Curtis and preceded by his late parents William and Priscilla Curtis Barker (remarried to Bud Veitch). He later discovered his natural father was the late Anthony G.S. Griffin whom he greatly admired. He grew up in Montreal, attended Selwyn House and Trinity College School, and University of Toronto and law school at McGill (LLB and BCL) especially pleased to pass the California bar.

After acting and producing in theatre, he practiced law, became the CEO of the Ontario Film Development Corporation, headed up the production and distribution division for IMAX® Corporation, then followed by successfully co-running Shaftesbury Films, where he started SK Films with retired and distinguished IMAX co-founder Robert Kerr. Jonathan continued the company as an independent producer, soon joined by Wendy and SK is proudly in its 20th year.

Jonathan produced and/or distributed an array of some of the industry's most acclaimed IMAX 3D films set in space, rainforests, deserts, mountaintops and underwater including Into the Deep; Oscar® shortlisted film Bugs!; Flight of the Butterflies (currently on Netflix) which achieved the only ever clean sweep of the Giant Screen/IMAX Awards, won Best Immersive 3D Film at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, and is one of the most successful and honoured films of this decade; current releases now include, the awardwinning and acclaimed Amazon Adventure and Backyard Wilderness.

He had an unusual, blended family of constant activity, a strong sense of life's ironies and profound closeness; it included his two step-sons Scott and Tyler Mifflin and with his son Alex Mifflin and daughter Caleigh Barker who all live in Toronto and with daughter Georgia Barker of NYC. Whether working creatively with Alex and Tyler on their TV series The Water Brothers; looking with admiration at Scott's designs as a 'green' builder, playing guitar and singing with Caleigh, a music composer and actress, or being proud of Georgia's achieving her goal to be an attorney, Jonathan cared deeply that his children would find love and a fulfilling career.

Whether it was observing the waves crash against the ancient rocks and the windswept pines, spotting bears swimming between the islands or majestic bald eagles flying overhead, Jonathan felt Georgian Bay was his spiritual home. And the waters that flow through there are the same waters that flow from his birthplace of Chicago, past his Toronto home in the Beaches and eventually through the St. Lawrence and past Montreal where he grew up.

There is no better way to honor Jonathan's remarkable legacy than to make a donation to the work of Georgian Bay Forever, for scientific research to protect this important freshwater ecosystem.

The family is grateful to the staff at Princess Margaret Hospital and the Marsden Centre and to the love and support of all who are honouring Jonathan.

There will be a Celebration of Life event for him at a later date, with details on


Peacefully passed away at home in Ottawa July 10, 2018.

Les is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Ann Simpkins; their son, Craig Barran; his sisters, Sav, Kam, Marcia, and Claudette; his brother, Vid; and many in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

Leslie had a distinguished career as a Scientist at Agriculture Canada, working on plant genetics and nitrogen fixation. In retirement, Les took up photography to complement Mary Ann's travel stories and created journals, complete with poems to the delight of friends and family.

Musically eclectic, Les enjoyed jazz and classical. He loved to sing and played keyboard and mandolin by ear. We remember Les's warmth, kindness, good humour and hospitality. We will miss him terribly.

We will celebrate his life at Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, on Monday July 16, 2018, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. with Words of Remembrance at 2:30 p.m.

Donations to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation appreciated.


At Sunnybrook Palliative Care Unit, Toronto on July 9, 2018.

Born July 21, 1940 in Montreal, QC. Loving daughter of the late Laurence Rodney and Jean Beasant (nee Rankin). Dear sister of Audrey and David, Toronto, Margot (Carson Phoenix), Freelton , ON, John (Carol) , Kingston, ON and James (Ann), Halifax NS.

Predeceased by sister, Diana (late Terrence) and brother, Gilmour (Loretta). Cherished aunt to 35 nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave E., Agincourt on Friday, August 3 from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday, August 4 at 2 p.m. Memorial Service to follow in the Ogden Chapel beginning at 3 p.m. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Sunnybrook Hospital (Palliative Care Unit) would be appreciated.


On Thursday, July 12, 2018.

Beloved husband of Teena Leroux. Dear brother and brotherin-law of Debra, Corinne and Richard Vrooman. Treasured sonin-law of Willard and Lillian Leroux. Cherished uncle of Daniel Walker, Liam Vrooman, Christine Leroux, Logan Hamilton, Madison Hamilton, and Amy Leroux. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west ofDufferin) for service on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Shiva at 71 Gloucester Grove, Toronto. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association 416-855-9642.

JOHN ERNEST BOTSFORD October 16, 1940 June 29, 2018

John died suddenly, at his home in Toronto, on Friday, June 29, 2018, leaving to mourn his wife, Julie; his son, Deke (Jaclyn); his grandson, Griffin; his brother, Jack (Susan); his nephew, Alex (Maggie); and many other family members and friends.

John graduated from the University of Toronto as a Mechanical Engineer and had a long, varied and interesting career with IBM during the early evolution of modern computing.

Through his career he made many good friends with whom he remained close into retirement.

Because, at the time, his parents lived in isolated mining communities in the Canadian North, John spent his high school years at St. John's Ravenscourt School in Winnipeg. He spoke fondly of these days, where he developed lifelong friends and a love of team sports, at which he excelled. When the family moved to Toronto, he completed High School at Leaside High, where again, longstanding friendships and football were prominent.

John's mother, Amy (Stigant) was from western Canada, so family connections with his western family were a formative part of his life. He will be sadly missed by his remaining cousin, Beverley Conley in Winnipeg. He also loved his trips to Newfoundland to visit his brother and leaves friends behind there as well.

John was a person who always gave more than he took, who always put other people first and who especially cherished his grandson, Griffin. He was deservedly proud of all of his family and took special care of each in his own way. He was a talented photographer and shared his knowledge with young kids as a "senior" volunteer in after-school programs.

Among the many people who loved him, he leaves behind a special friend, Linda Saask, now in her 100th year, who shared with him her wisdom, humour and insight over weekly glasses of beer. She will miss him deeply, as will we all.

As his mother used to call him, dear Johnny, goodbye.

The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 23rd. A service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, July 24th at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow the service. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through


Died peacefully in her sleep in the early morning of April 29, 2018. She had celebrated her 102nd birthday three days before.

She was so happy to meet her fifth great-grandchild, Bryn, who made the trip from Whitehorse for her birthday accompanied by his mother, Lindsay. It was very special to see Ernle holding baby Bryn for hours at a time, playing with his tiny hands and feet.

Ernle was born in Kent, England, grew up in Vancouver and moved to Montréal in her 20s where she met and married Lovell Caverhill Carroll (deceased in 1974.) She moved to Oakville later in life and then to Toronto. Ernle had a positive spirit about life and was always stimulating, funny and good company. She had a wide range of interests, read continuously and, even late in life, would engage accomplished people in well-informed and enjoyable conversation. She was unique and ahead of her time in her progressive thinking.

Her characteristic wit charmed everyone who met her and became her trademark amongst her caregivers, friends and family right to the end. Ernle never wanted to make a fuss and passed away quietly and peacefully, after her full participation in her week-long birthday celebration during which she was surrounded by family.

She is survived by three generations: her two daughters, Jennifer Pelletier (Claude Pelletier) and Esme Carroll (Dr. Earl Bogoch); her four grandchildren, France and Jacqueline Pelletier (Jean-Philippe Paul), and Lindsay (Jon Gorton) and Caitlin Raftis; and her five great-grandchildren, Guillaume, Jasmine, Oliver, Ella, and Bryn. Ernle will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

A special thank you goes to the Claremont Retirement Residence, whose staff exhibited outstanding care and genuine affection for Ernle throughout her seven years there.

There will be a small family gathering at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in August for her burial.

Messages of condolence may be sent to


Passed away peacefully on November 29, 2017. Former long-time resident of Toronto and Houston, Texas.

She was predeceased by her husband, Donald; her brother, Bill; and her parents, Anna Antoinette Montgomery and Gordon Montgomery of Toronto. She is survived by her daughters, Sandra Rook of Burlington, ON, Jacquie Dye of Granger, Indiana, and Patricia Medders of Oakville, ON; and by five grandchildren.


72, of Mississauga, Ontario died in the wee hours of July 9, 2018, surrounded by his loving family at home. Loving father to Rebecca, Kristen, Eric and Emily; doting grandfather to Leo, Sadie and Cyrus; and devoted husband to Maria Glass. Son of Dorothy and Brian Davidson (deceased); brother to Heather Davidson (deceased).

Originally from Regina, SK Ross was a motorcycle adventurer, philosopher, car enthusiast, news junkie, fixer of all things, friend to many. There are no words to describe how much Ross will be missed. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, July 21st at 1:00 p.m. at Glen Oaks Funeral Home at 3164 Ninth Line, Oakville, Ontario.

Donations can be made in Ross' name to Credit Valley Hospital to honour the exceptional care he received there.


April 3, 1929 July 8, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Patricia Duncan announces her sudden passing on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at the age of 89 years.

Pattie will be lovingly remembered by her children, William Duncan, Holly Cannell; and son-in-law, Bruce Cannell. Her husband TAW Duncan predeceased her.

A celebration of Pattie's life will take place October 13, 2018 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. at the Blue Mountain Golf and Country Club in Collingwood Ontario.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital. We extend our gratitude to the care given to Pattie by the staff at the General and Marine Hospital.


Passed peacefully with family by her side at the Palliative Care Unit, St. Michael's Hospital on June 24, 2018.

Survived by her loving partner of 25 years, Bill Henderson; daughter, Karen (Charles Roblin) of Winnipeg; son, Stephen (Angela Woodcock) of Toronto; and by grandchildren, George and Julia Roblin, and David and Sarah Dutcheshen.

Born in Toronto, Carol attended the O.C.A. and earned her B.F.A. at the University of Manitoba. As a Royal Conservatory-trained pianist she taught piano for several years while raising her family in Winnipeg. She subsequently took her LL.B. degree, also at the U. of M., and practiced law in Winnipeg before moving to Toronto where she was called to the Ontario Bar in 1994 and worked in the legal departments of Ontario Hydro and The Foresters. During that period, Carol earned her LL.M. from Osgoode Hall.

Carol was a voracious reader, always looking to stretch her mind and challenge herself with new ideas and travels to new places. She was a member of the National Yacht Club and she and Bill spent many years enjoying their CS33, Esperanzas.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Carol's life will be scheduled later. The family will be grateful if her friends consider a donation to the St. Michael's Hospital Foundation: http://www.stmichaels


Marie Eleanor (Annett) Goldhawk was born on December 9, 1928 in Cairo, Ontario and passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in London, Ontario. Daughter of the late Stanley and Barbara (Munro) Annett. Dearest wife of the late Don Goldhawk.

Loving mother of Jim and Felicia Goldhawk, Pleasanton, California; Donna Goldhawk and Kevin White, London; Nancy Haldane, Kitchener; Gary and Robin Goldhawk, Danville, California; Mark and Laura Goldhawk, Sunol, California. Adored grandmother of Christopher and Anthony; Ashley, Adam, Sam and Patrick; Camille and Claire; Danny, Erica and Jeremy. Survived by sistersin-law, Betty Annett, Watford and Lois Goldhawk, Burlington; and brother-inlaw, Lyle Goldhawk and wife, Margaret, Blenheim.

Marie trained at the London Normal School and taught in both one room schoolhouses in rural southwestern Ontario as well as Rosedale Elementary School in Toronto. She was a devoted homemaker, a loyal and generous friend, a good neighbour and a proud citizen. Marie developed a strong interest in improving the understanding of mental health disorders, including schizophrenia and neurodegenerative disease.

Marie was salt for the earth; she will be truly missed by friends and family.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. George Roman Catholic Church, 1164 Commissioners Road West, London on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 1:00 p.m., with visitation from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Interment of cremated remains at St. Michael's Cemetery, Ridgetown. Your kind donation to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

For information and online condolences, please visit

CORNELIA MARIA HEYSTEE (nee van Wijk) December 12, 1929 (Kortenhoef, NL) - June 22, 2018 (Guelph, ON)

Peacefully at the Hospice Wellington on Friday, June 22 at the age of 88 with family at her side. Predeceased by her husband of 60 years, William Henry Heystee. Dear mother of Bill (Colleen), Mary, and Richard (Audrey). Proud grandmother of Mark, Chelsey, Bryan, Steven and Ian. Predeceased by her parents, Cornelia Maria van Wijk-Goes and Johannes Gerardus van Wijk; and by her two sisters, Sophia and Marie; and by her four brothers, Dominicus, Gijs, Johannes and Nicolaas.

Sincere thanks to the palliative care team at Hospice Wellington that cared so wonderfully for her and supported her family in their time of need. Thanks also to staff at Guelph General Hospital and the Village of Riverside Glen for the care they provided. Prior to her move to Guelph, Corrie received wonderful care at Gary J. Armstrong (Ottawa) and Russell Meadows Retirement Community (Russell).

Our mother touched the lives of all who knew her through her kindness and generosity of spirit. She was a devoted wife, mother, Oma and sister.

Everyone felt a sense of hospitality and welcome in her home. Corrie and her husband, William, had many friends and interests, but family was central in their lives. Her positive outlook on life and infectious laugh will always be remembered. She will be missed! Cremation has taken place. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. John's the Evangelist Church (2546 Stagecoach Rd., Enniskerry) on Saturday, July 28, at 11 a.m. There will be a reception following the Mass. A private family interment will be performed at a later date.

As an expression of sympathy and, in lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Wellington (, Alzheimer Society of Canada, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada would be appreciated.


On June 27, 2018, Canada lost an amazing lady. "Katie" Hill, affectionately known as "The Pigeon" passed away peacefully, in her 90th year, surrounded by her family. Her death was preceded by that of her beloved husband, Jim, in 2014. They were a remarkable pair. She is survived by her brother, Henry Beaumont; her sons, Brian (Andrea), Ross (Jane); daughter, Nancy; and grandchildren, Natalie, Oscar, Beaumont, and Paloma. She was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Ida Beaumont; and her sister, Ellen Cherry.

Born in Ponoka, and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta, Katie attended high school at Qu'Appelle Diosesan School For Girls in Regina. That boarding school experience had a profound positive influence upon her. For the rest of her adult life she made the Hill family home, "the Hill Hilton," a place of loving welcome to their friends, her children's friends, relatives, and many Mexican students.

She graduated from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, as did all three of her children. She never forgot her amazing Queen's experience.

She became one of its most active supporters, particularly as a recruiter par excellence. Katie regularly hosted events to encourage young potential students to make the long trek across the country to her Alma Mater. Years later, the "Kathleen Beaumont Hill Award" was established in her honour. It is bestowed annually on the most outstanding Queen's alumni from British Columbia based upon meaningful contribution to society and commitment to the University.

Katie loved her job working for Canadian Pacific Airlines, flying to northern B.C. and overseas, in the early 1950's. She later created what was to be her favourite job as a ground hostess at YVR before becoming the Vice President's Secretary.

Her volunteer work was an important part of her life. For years she was active with the Salvation Army canvassing persuasively, and encouraging others to do the same in the annual Red Shield appeal. Katie was a pillar of her church and volunteered for over 20 years at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

As a member of the Arbutus Club, she was a linchpin in the Walking Group, and later in the Aquafit programs encouraging members to participate. The annual Sun Run would inevitably see Katie, ready to participate with friends in tow.

For all of her successes and triumphs, Katie was proudest of her own family. She always made time to drive the kids anywhere and provide a meal with a smile on her face and never a complaint. Her fierce loyalty and strength of character built three strong willed and independent children.

Her commitment and dedication to the business provided a foundation of support to help build the family business into what it is today.

Katie and Jim raised Brian, Ross, and Nancy to be a reflection of all they believed in, and were enriched and rewarded in their grandchildren, Natalie, Oscar, Beau, and Paloma.

Radiantly beautiful in her trademark pink lipstick, Katie was a renowned hostess, enjoying dinners out with Jim at Il Giardino every Friday night and hosting their annual New Year's Eve and summer parties.

Mother, counsellor, mentor, beloved friend, Katie left a legacy for all of us in how to be a good citizen. She will never be forgotten.

A special thank you to Rudy Svarovsky and to her dedicated caregivers Perlita Dadbe, Lillian Tanoja, and Helen Werry.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Church, 2490 W.

37th, Vancouver on Wednesday, August 29, 2018.


April 20, 1933 - July 6, 2018 In Westmount, Quebec on Friday July 6th at the age of 85. Predeceased by her loving husband, Philip H. B.

Hamilton. Beloved mother of Ross Hamilton (Nancy Longworth) of Montreal, Margaret "Meg" Hamilton of Ottawa, Sheila Hamilton and Louise Hamilton (Chris Walsh) of Toronto, dearest grandmother of Pamela (Mitch Wellman), Andrew and Carolyn Hamilton and Declan and Eileen Walsh.

Judy was the cherished only child of the late Richard E.

Patton and Amelia McMaster Patton.

Visitation on Monday, July 16 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at The Mount Royal Funeral Complex, 1297 Chemin de la Foret Outremont, Québec, H2V 2P9. (514) 279-6540

In keeping with her devout Christian faith, Judy's life will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 17 at 11:00 a.m. with a funeral liturgy and Eucharist at St. Philip's Anglican Church, 25 Brock Ave. Montreal-West, Québec H4X 2G1.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Chez Doris at or The Sixteen Island Lake Union Church.


Aged 87, died peacefully at home last Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Barrie.

Born in 1931 in Seattle, Washington, to Clarence and Olive Jacox, the family would soon relocate to Canada - first to Edmonton, where Gordon would spend his childhood, and later to Crooked Creek Farm in Fort Saskatchewan.

In 1953 Gordon met Nancy Garnett. They fell in love, were married, and raised their family in Ontario; Nancy and Gordon recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.

Gordon graduated from the University of Alberta in 1955, and the University of Western Ontario in 1957. He found success in the mining and manufacturing industries, first as a geologist, and later as an executive, eventually retiring as the President of Kubota, in Orillia.

Beloved by his family and friends, throughout his life Gordon was proud to serve his community through his dedicated support of local service clubs, as a member of the Orillia Hospital Board, Barrie Police Board, and the Georgian College Board of Governors, and as a leader in his Church.

Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, and elder siblings: Minerva, David, Susan, and Andrew. He is survived by his wife Nancy, brothers: John and Edward, children: Susan (Michael), Jill (Peter), Grahame, and Jeffrey, and grandchildren: Andrew, Emma, and Matthew.

We will always remember Gordon's generous heart, hearty laughter, and kind spirit. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday July 17th, at The Church of the Good Samaritan in Port Stanton.


Passed away July 12, 2018, in Huntsville, Ontario, aged 102.

Mary was predeceased in 1994 by George Herbert Johnson, her husband of 53 years. Loving mother of John Edward (Sharon Vance) of Montreal and George Paul (Caroline Mackenzie) of Port Sydney. Devoted grandmother of Mollie Patricia (Edward Morgan) of Ottawa, Constance Mary (Michael Carmichael) of Toronto and Stephanie Pauline Alexandra, also of Montreal, and cherished great-grandmother of John, Marta, Mackenzie and Isabel.

Mary was born in Petrolia, Ontario, on June 22, 1916, the daughter of Abraham Silas Code and Isabel Evelina Gibson, and grew up in nearby Alvinston where she revelled in rural small town life and made several close life-long friends. She received her BA in English and History from University College at the University of Toronto in 1939, worked at London Life and in 1941 married George, then a Lieutenant in the Signal Corps. Following his return from overseas they began a family and moved to Port Credit, Ontario where she cofounded the Art Loan Society, served as President of the local University Women's Club and wrote a regular column in the Port Credit Weekly. With her sons away at university, she taught high school English at St. Mildred's Lightbourn School as well as at Lorne Park and T.L.

Kennedy Secondary Schools.

Following his retirement, she and George enjoyed winters at Vero Beach, summers at Port Sydney and travels in Italy. She lost her brothers, RCAF Pilot Officer John Edward Code in August 1944 and Richard Gibson Code to cancer of the brain in October 1971.

Throughout her long life, Mary put the accent on education, integrity, good manners, common sense and above all, (her mantra) "moderation in all things".

Her many friends and her family enjoyed her sparkling personality and her love of literature. And until she lost her sight in 2006, she was an energetic practitioner of the gracious but lost art of the handwritten letter and thankyou note.

Her family wishes to thank Lynda West of Time Together, the compassionate staff of Muskoka Landing and the devoted Huntsville Dr. Paul Bastedo for their commitment to Mary and her family in her final years.

Funeral service at Christ Church (Anglican), Port Sydney, Ontario P0B 1L0, on Monday, July 16 at 11:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Christ Church Port Sydney, the Huntsville Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home, Huntsville, ON, www., (705) 789-5252.


1926 - 2018

Dorothy was born in London, England on March 28, 1926; she died in Guelph on July 4, 2018 of a sudden heart attack.

She came to Canada in 1958 and lived in Montreal and then Toronto. In 1960, she worked in the Chemistry Department at the University of Toronto, where she met her husband, Gabriel Karl.

They were married in 1965 and moved to Oxford, England. There, Dorothy was delivered of a daughter (Dr.

Alexandra 'GB' Karl, of Salt Lake City, Utah) in 1969. They moved to Guelph, Ontario later that year.

Remaining family includes her granddaughters, Hannah and Zoe Slind (of Salt Lake City, Utah); her brother, Raymond Searle (of Essex, England); and his family, Barbro Biringer, Dr. Anne Biringer and Monica Biringer of Toronto and their families.

Dorothy was a loving and loyal wife and mother. Her life was also filled with many enduring friendships. She maintained 80-year old weekly conversations with her childhood pals Eileen Withrington, Doris Mary Tanter and Pat Kahl. In Guelph, she belonged to a 'Physics Ladies Lunch Club' which included Elizabeth Black, Helen Campbell, Jane Law, and Marianne Simpson.

Equal in stature were her feline friends Tommy, Smokey and Kicsi. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Dorothy's life will take place at 2 p.m. on August 12, 2018 at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, 1099 Gordon Street, Guelph. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Guelph Humane Society (P.O. Box 684, Guelph, N1H 6Z3) in memory of Dorothy Karl. Donation cards available at the funeral home (519-821-5077) or donations and condolences may be made online at http://www.gilbertmacintyre

MARIA KASSIAN (nee Hluchaniuk) January 17, 1922 - July 10, 2018

Maria Kassian passed away peacefully on July 10 2018, at New Horizons Retirement Residence, Toronto. "Baba", as she was known to friends and family, will be remembered for her infinite kindness, dignity, and strength, and her powerful influence on the young people in her family.

Born in Tyshkiwtsi, Ukraine, Maria immigrated to Canada in 1951 with her husband Roman. Her dedication to home and family supported Roman's architectural practice; in later years they built a cottage where she shared her love of nature with her family.

During her long life, she found great pleasure her garden, her beloved animals including local raccoons, and close relationships with relatives and friends; she engaged in the broader world through literature and politics.

Her independence, creativity and wisdom continue to inspire us.

Maria is predeceased by her husband, Roman, and siblings, Nestor, Olena and Natalka. She will be deeply missed by her daughters, Roma and Olena and Olena's partner Peter Higginson; grandchildren, Ben and Molly Hopkins, Stefan Rutledge and wife Priscilla Ragonesi, Zoe Rutledge and husband Greg Pearce; greatgranddaughters, Olivia and Stella, as well as family in Europe and the United States.

Funeral service will be held at Church of Saint Demetrius The Great Martyr, 135 La Rose Avenue, at 11 a.m. on August 10th, followed by a reception at her daughter Olena's home.

At Baba's request, donations to the Canadian Association for Mental Health may be made in lieu of flowers. The family wishes to thank New Horizons Retirement Residence where Baba was cherished by wonderful staff and new friends in her most fragile year.


"Tony" Passed away June 27, 2018 at Sunnybrook Hospital with his children close by.

Tony was born in Prescott, Ontario in 1936. He studied law at Queen's University and graduated at the top of his class as a gold medalist. He practiced as a barrister at the law firm Fasken & Calvin for many years and was widely regarded as one of his generation's best by his peers. He was a consummate professional, with a keen intelligence and a deep well of compassion and understanding for others. He was one of the best mentors a young lawyer could ever hope to work with (and also one of the most fun). There was no underdog that Tony didn't have empathy for, or whose cause he wouldn't vigorously represent. In 1993, Tony founded his own litigation boutique firm, Kelly Affleck Greene, where he continued to practice until 2003.

He is deeply missed by those who worked with him in his prime, and whose own skills and careers he helped to shape. Tony is survived by his spouse, Dana; his children, Stephanie, Graeme, and Wendy; his grandchildren, David, Ben, Chelsea, Oonagh, and Jubal; his brother, John; and nephew, Michael.

There will be a celebration of life announcement published at a later date. It will be fun to recount all the stories that involve Tony of which there are no shortage.


Passed away at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, Bracebridge on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Rita was the beloved wife of Robert Kinsman. Loving mother of Gary, Brian, Kevin, and Michele. Cherished grandmother of 6 and Greatgrandmother of 3.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, July 21 from 4-7 p.m. at Reynolds Funeral Home, Bracebridge, ON. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College appreciated. Personal condolences may be sent at

NANCY ELEANOR MacLEOD August 9, 1927 - February 2, 2018

Nancy died peacefully at Princess Gardens in Peterborough after a long battle with Alzheimer's.

Beloved wife of the late Bruce MacLeod (2010). Cherished mother of Dianne (the late Gary Kelly), the late Lynda Corey (Robert) and Bryan MacLeod (Anne). Loving grandmother to Christopher (Deborah), Allison (Kelly), Michael, Scott (Nerine) Kelly, Emma, Connor and Fiona MacLeod. Great-grandmother to Gavin & Tyler.

Nancy was born and raised in Toronto. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 1949. Nancy and Bruce were long-time residents of Pointe Claire, Quebec and Toronto. Their retirement years were spent in Peterborough, ON where Nancy was a member of the Peterborough Golf and Country Club and an avid bridge player. Nancy and Bruce spent many winters in their home in Sarasota Florida. They were avid travelers in their retirement.

A private family celebration of life will take place on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.


A warm and gentle soul has left the planet. John Kirwan (Kerry) Martin died too young at the age of 76 on July 11, 2018 following complications from heart surgery.

First son of Harald and Betty, irreplaceable big brother of Peter (Louise) and Michael (Judy).

Beloved Wicked Uncle to Andrea (Jean-Sébastien), Nick (Amanda), Keith, Diana and Zoë and greatuncle to a gaggle of great-nieces and great-nephews: he adored and was proud of them all beyond measure.

Former teacher of history and geography at Selwyn House School in Westmount and Ridley College in St Catharines, Ontario (and even French at Ridley!).

For Kerry, teaching was a true calling: assiduous preparation and delivery at every class and no student got anything less than his full attention and genuine care. He gave it his very best each and every day and many still say he was the best teacher they ever had. A formidable opponent (but wonderful partner) on doubles tennis and squash courts for decades, possessed of wondrous shot-making ability.

A kind, patient, thoughtful, generous and calm man who read industrial quantities of books (and kept many), he had a truly vast compendium of knowledge: he excelled at all the Trivial Pursuit categories but Entertainment at which he was next to useless. A dedicated supporter of the sport of squash throughout Canada in countless ways for decades, especially with junior players.

He was an equally dedicated supporter of the Church of St.

Andrew and St. Paul in Montreal and the Little Metis Presbyterian Church in Metis Beach, Quebec where he enjoyed nearly every summer of his life and where his ashes will be buried in a cookie jar next to his mother: THAT will please him greatly.

Our thanks to Hôpital Régional de Rimouski and the Montreal General and Royal Victoria hospitals in Montreal for their professionalism, care and compassion. It says so much about Kerry that his Montreal General medical record includes this: "Thank you for involving us in the care of this pleasant gentleman."

A 'gathering by the river' memorial service will be held in Metis Beach on July 28th at 10:00 a.m. and be followed by a second in Montreal in September on a date yet to be arranged: we'll let you know. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Little Metis Presbyterian Church, c/o Tim Powell, 5080 Tenth Line R.R. #5, Georgetown, Ontario L7G 4S8 or to the Church of St Andrew and St Paul, 3415 Redpath, Montreal Quebec H3G 2G2 would be hugely appreciated.


At the grand age of 91, John Barrie Maxted, passed peacefully in the arms of his loving daughter, Erica and with his granddaughter, Laetitia nearby, late in the evening of Thursday, July 5, 2018. He will be dearly remembered as loving husband to June Christine Maxted (nee Murray); and father to Andrea (Paul), Guy, Erica, Ben (Ray), Julia, Stephen (Chrissy), Roland (Janet); and step-father to Hilary, Gordon, Ronald (Winona) and Gary.

Born and raised in Morden, South London, England, John initially came out to Canada with his young family in 1952.

After 7 years he and his family returned to the UK, where he lovingly raised his children in the English countryside.

In 1989, John returned to Canada, after his divorce, where he was re-introduced to June Christine (Chris). The two of them had known each other as friends in their teenage years. In the 30 years that John has been married to Chris, they have enjoyed being an integral part of the Dundas community, delivering Meals on Wheels, participating as Friends of the Library and as members of the Lawn Bowling Club. John was also very active as a caring member of the St.

James Anglican Church. Up until last year, John and Chris travelled yearly to visit their family and friends in England, France and Wales.

He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew him.


August 8, 1947

July 11, 2018

It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Safidokht (Dokhi) Safipour Naghibi after a difficult battle with cancer. Her kindness, generosity, strength, and courage were an inspiration to everyone she touched. She leaves behind her husband, Iradj Naghibi; daughters, Mana (Douglas) and Nima (Andrew); grandchildren, Anahita, Safianna, Natasha, and Cyrus; brother, Mehdi Safipour (Sofia); niece, Roxana; and nephew, Noveed, along with a large extended family and countless friends.

Before coming to Canada, she was a diplomat's wife in Kabul, Oslo, New Delhi, Mumbai, and Tehran.

After the Iranian Revolution, the family moved to Toronto in 1982, where Dokhi started and ran a successful business for 30 years.

She was a lover of arts, beauty, bridge, dancing, and music. A celebration of her life will be held at the Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr., Toronto, on Monday, July 16th, 4:30 and 6:30. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her memory to the Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Hospital tribute, or by calling 416-480-4483.


On July 13, 2018 at Mt. Sinai. Beloved wife of Dr. Alan Pollard. Loving mother of Tamara Pollard, and Gaby Pollard. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Max and Naomi Simon, Phyllis Simon, and the late Joe Simon. Missed by family, friends, and special helpers. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday July 15, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. Interment in McCowan Road Cemetery. Shiva at Baycrest.

Memorial donations may be made to APTUS Treatment Centre 416-663-5775 or Bikur Cholim 416-783- 7983.


April 26, 1928 - July 4, 2018

Passed away peacefully in the Palliative Care wing of Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto from oral cancer at the age of 90.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Elda (née Nicolai), who left this world far too soon; and survived by his children, Karen (Petr Kopet) and Marc (Heather Camlot); brother-inlaw, Aldo Nicolai (Norma Lathe); nephew, Martin Nicolai (Patricia Spear); niece, Cynthia Nicolai; cousins, Thomas Schwichtenberg (Susanne Dietz), Annalena Schwichtenberg, Sebastian Schwichtenberg; and adoring grandchildren, Alexandre and Juliana Reppin.

Born in Magdeburg, Germany in what was then the Weimar Republic, he lived his childhood years under a dictatorship, and his teen years enduring the stresses of war. At 16, he earned a citation for bravery for helping two people escape a burning building during a bombardment in Leipzig. Around the same time he was drafted into the army; he wasn't a soldier for long as the war ended soon after.

He survived the brutal winter of 1946 - 1947, enduring its worst period on brewer's yeast and sugar. After the war, he looked forward to becoming an architect, but the Cold War intervened.

Tipped off later in 1947 that the communist authorities in the Soviet Zone had plans for him to mine uranium, he fled across the border into Allied-occupied Germany hidden on a train.

In Frankfurt while teaching swimming on the Main River, he met Elda, the love of his life.

Disillusioned with Germany, he left for Canada in August 1952 aboard the S.S. Canberra where he made several enduring friendships - arriving in Montreal with only $15 in his pocket, or so the story goes.

After landing a job and finding an apartment, he returned to Europe to propose to Elda and bring her to Canada, the adopted home that he quickly grew to love. They married in 1956 and settled in the then just developed community of Don Mills, where they started a family and where they remained the rest of their lives.

Summers in the early years were spent camping in Northern Ontario and enjoying the beaches of Sandbanks while staying at Lakeshore Lodge in Prince Edward County. Enchanted by the area, they bought land and spent subsequent summers building, maintaining and enjoying their cottage and the surrounding beauty of Point Traverse.

Dieter made his mark in photography. His fun, creative career in advertising really took off with TDF Artists during the "Mad Men" years of the 1960s, where he eventually became Director of Photography. He loved his work and his colleagues, many of whom remained friends in later years.

He spent his retirement pursuing various creative passions, among them sculpture, carving, and making picture frames and furniture. He and Elda enjoyed time at the cottage entertaining friends and barbecuing, travelling the world and making new friends with fellow opera lovers, and enjoying winter visits to Florida.

Dieter was inherently optimistic, occasionally irreverent, with a curious mind and a good sense of humour. He had a great love for music - first jazz and later opera - fine food, design, art, and anything made with thought and care. To him, every moment was a teachable one.

At Dieter's request, there will be no funeral; as his last gift he generously donated his body to the University of Toronto, Department of Anatomy.

Donations may be made in his memory to Parkinson Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society.

We are grateful to the wonderful staff at Delmanor Wynford for their care and kindness during his later years, and to the excellent teams at the Odette Cancer Centre and the Palliative Care Unit at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre for their attentive care in his last days.

He touched many lives and will be sadly missed but not forgotten by family, friends and former colleagues.


March 1991 - June 26, 2018

Rae was named for her great-Baba Rose, with whom she shared a flair for the unconventional. After graduating with a degree in Fine Arts, Rae, fuelled by her talent, drive and considerable charm, landed jobs in the movie business in Los Angeles, most recently at a horror film production company, where her childhood dream came true. Rae is survived by her sister, Ada; along with cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, friends; and her parents, Marisa Pollock and Rob Roberts.

The funeral will take place at Benjamin's Memorial Funeral Chapel (2401 Steeles Ave.

West) at 11:30 a.m. this Sunday.

Shiva to follow at 384 Melrose Ave., Toronto.

Donations may be made in Rae's honour to Women's College Hospital Foundation at http:// by calling 416-323-6323.

The family requests that donors designate their gifts to Women's Mental Health Research at WCH.


Peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Miriam, dearly beloved wife of Renato Rossi. Beloved mother of Arthur and his wife, Christina. Loving grandma of Alexander, Zachary, Luca and James. Dear sister of Muriel and her husband, Howard Smalheiser. Dear aunt of Sharon, Adriana; Lawrence (Miyoko), Nagisa and Minami.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, where she completed her undergraduate degree, Dr.

Rossi then earned a Bachelor of Science and a Masters Degree in Nutritional Science at the State University of Iowa. She worked as a Registered Professional Dietician and a Public Health Nutritionist and as a health educator for the City of New York before she entered medical studies at Howard University in Washington D.C. and graduated Cum Laude from Mount Sinai Medical School, The City University of New York, New York City, N.Y. She and her husband moved to Italy for a few years and she fulfilled the requirements for an Italian Medical degree and to practice medicine in Milan, Italy. Dr. Rossi is a FRCPC (Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Canada) and a FAAP (Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics). She is a pediatrician who has worked in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto for more than 30 years. She was appointed Professor of Pediatric Medicine at the University of Toronto. For 13 years, starting in 1988, she was Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions at the University Of Toronto Medical School and was also a Registrar for the University of Toronto.

During this time she cofounded the Summer Mentorship Program in Medical Sciences that brought underachieving minority high school students which are uderrepresented at the University onto the campus for workshops, research experience and practical exposure in several different disciplines. Most of these students gained the confidence to apply and be accepted to programs in Health Sciences at various Universities.

The success of the Mentoring Program at the Medical School prompted other Faculties of the University to institute similar programs. She also served on the Ontario Premier's Council for Health Strategy (1991-1998), The Trillium Gift of Life Network (the Ontario provincial organ transplant and donation agency), from 2004 to 2010, The Presidential Advisory Committee on Race Relations and Anti-racial Initiatives of the University of Toronto (1990-1993).

She is a Trustee of the BBPA National Scholarship Fund and together with her husband has funded for many years the four Minerva Scholarships in memory of her grandmother. She has been the recipient of many awards: Ontario Psychological Foundation Community Service Award (1991), Harry Jerome Award for Professional Excellence (1997), The Vision Award for Excellence in Ongoing Community Education (1999), The African Canadian Achievement Award in Health Science (2002), The Keeper of the Flame Award for continuing support of culturally sensitive Health Science education for Black youth (2005), and recognized as one of the 100 accomplished Black Canadian Women (2016).

Resting at the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel, 2058 Kipling Avenue, (North of Rexdale Boulevard) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Monday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 1 p.m. at All Saints Kingsway Church, 2850 Bloor Street West, Toronto with cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Black Business Professional Association Scholarship Fund would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at


1929 - 2018

Peacefully passed away on June 28, 2018 at Sunnybrook Hospital in her 88th year. She is survived by her son, Philip (Trina) and her much-loved granddaughter, Charlotte.

Born to immigrant parents Mary was a proud Torontonian and Canadian.

Being born in the years of the depression, she rose out of the inner city to become a successful real estate investor.

A recreational sports enthusiast, Mary counted skiing, tennis and golf among her interests, and spent many happy hours at St. George's Golf Club where she once served as Captain of the Ladies Section.

Other interests included playing bridge, the arts and spending time at her cottage in Muskoka. She was proud of her Ukrainian heritage and supported the Ukrainian community through her attendance at festivals and other events.

A private burial was held to honour her life and legacy.


Peacefully overnight on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

Daughter of the late Violet and Elwin Moore. Beloved wife of 56 years of the late Dr. Morris (Morrie) Shusterman.

Predeceased by her first husband, Douglas Winnett (1954). Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Penny, Mike (the late Nicole) and Colleen, Anne (Theunissen), and Janet. She will be greatly missed by her devoted sister, Beverly Young (the late Ronald Young). Dear sister-in-law of the late Doris Shusterman, Jack Shusterman, and May and Arthur Lappin. Devoted aunt to Brian and Mary Young, Warren Lappin, and Michael and Linda Lappin.

Grandmother to Richard Hook.

Special thanks to her caregivers Jojo, Faida, Mena, Rowena and Ruby (and others), and especially to Lau, her much-loved primary caregiver of many years who has become a member of our family, always going above and beyond to ensure Mom enjoyed her life and lived with dignity. A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 12:00 noon at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park, 5822 Bathurst Street. Shiva to follow until 5:00 p.m. at Forest Hill Place, 645 Castlefield Avenue.

Memorial donations may be made to theSunnybrook Hospital Foundation c/o Dementia Research, 416-480-4483.


1932 - 2018

Carolyn died peacefully at home on Monday, June 25, 2018. She was born in Hamilton and predeceased by her parents, Walter and Dorothy (Chisholm) Souter; and her siblings, Ruthanne (Richard) Cooke and Alastair (Monta) Souter. Carolyn graduated from Ontario College of Art in 1953. She enjoyed a creative career including work in Theatre and Set Design, teaching Textile Art and Interior Architectural Design.

Carolyn lived in England and Spain in her bohemian youth however the many summers spent in Dwight with her family at Lake of Bays made it her most favourite place on earth. Carolyn was a long time supporter of social justice causes and was always keen to keep abreast of current affairs. Music, books and TVO gave her great company especially in her later years when her mobility was so limited.

Carolyn is survived by seven nieces and nephews. A tree will be planted in a City of Toronto Park in memory of Carolyn. There will be no funeral at her request.

Let no one mourn my death, it is my turn Say YES instead to Life, reflect and laugh For though the worldly body ends in ash The universe new will be my urn and Freedom, Prudence, Love my epitaph C. Souter 1992


Peacefully on July 13, 2018 at Kensington Hospice with her loving children by her side.

Beloved daughter of the late Sam and Ann Stern. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Dawn Starkman, Shawna and Jay Sandys, and James and Gabrielle Starkman. Dear sister of the late Michael Stern. Devoted grandmother of Jake Einstoss, Ava Sandys,and Caleb, and Ozi Starkman. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. in the Zion Benevolent Society section of Dawes Road cemetery. Shiva at 147 Faywood Blvd., Toronto.

Memorial donations may be made to Kensington Hospice 1-866-668-4616. A special thank you to the doctors and staff of Kensington Hospice.


Born: April 7, 1930 - Passed: July 12, 2018

Cathy passed away peacefully at home in her 88th year on July 12, 2018. She was the only child of Leslie and Jean Glynn (Simpson). She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Dr. Earle Byrnes Shouldice (who often says he got the best of the deal!); children, Shelley, Glynn (Candice), Jamie and Cameron (Michelle); and much-loved grandchildren, Michael, Richard, Tori, Kyra, Diane, Kita, Nicole, Ainslie, William, Matthew and Caitlin.

Cathy lived a rich and full life and gave much of herself to others. After graduating from the University of Toronto, Cathy continued postgraduate studies in early childhood education (often claimed by Byrnes, so she could understand her husband!). Applying this education, Cathy found a way to help families who needed it most. By going door to door, inviting mothers and their children to participate, she established a municipal nursery school in London, Ontario originating in a church basement.

As a longstanding member of the Board of Shouldice Hospital, Ontario, she brought insight and caring to patients, families and staff. She enjoyed travel, painting and the arts. Cathy had a fondness for playing bridge with friends at Rosedale and the Granite Club. Catherine had a way of creating warm and beautiful spaces with her knack for decorating and flower-arranging. An avid gardener, her extraordinary work ethic endeared her to members of the Toronto Garden Club, with notable contributions to the annual children's exhibit and the early years of what later became Canada Blooms. The flower and vegetable gardens at Ainslie Hill Farm and the Shouldice Hospital in Thornhill, are evidence of her extraordinary green thumb. Cathy's creativity extended to culinary arts; she loved to create intricate and delectable dishes for family and friends. She was a warm, generous and gracious hostess, who put everyone at ease with a kind word, an infectious laugh, a gentle tease, and always a twinkle in her eye.

Catherine was at her happiest with friends and family, not to mention the numerous family dogs, which she also adored. She was devoted to her children, extending a helping hand, a warm smile, or a listening ear to anyone who needed it. She was our rock. Catherine will be greatly missed by her family and all those she touched.

Special thanks to Dr. Eva Maté, the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, especially Michelle Williams, Dr. Jamie Meuser and Dr. Marnie Howe. We are so very grateful as a family to Marichu Ines for her two years of devoted, loving care not only to Catherine but the entire family, in addition we are grateful to Mary Grace and Camille for their warm caring commitment to our mother.

Visitation will be held at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge St. Toronto (at Goulding, south of Steeles) Tuesday, July 17 from 3-7 p.m. and Wednesday, July 18 from 5-8 p.m. There will be a private family graveside service at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to The Alzheimer Society of Ontario. Condolences may be left at


Avanthia died at home on Monday, June 9, 2018, departing this world as peacefully, painlessly, and gracefully as she had traversed it. Born August 13, 1937 in Medicine Hat, AB., the first child of John Evangelos and Carrie Reeder, she was ever her father's girl. Very bright and equally attractive, she made an early impression on the stage, winning the provincial Dominion Drama Festival Best Actress award followed by scholarship study at the Banff School of Fine Arts. Her young marriage produced three children, each of whose lives reflect her pursuit of love, beauty, and accomplishment. They were ever a source of pride for her.

When all the children were reasonably rooted in life, she returned to school and took an honours degree in History and Literature at York University, followed by a teaching degree. Rather than teaching she joined the ranks of Toronto's freelance book editors, where she enjoyed many years creating clarity in textbooks, while sneaking in some writing of her own.

Retirement made possible the adventure of living in varied places. Based in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island where she had three different homes - a great little acreage on Quamichan Lake, followed by a strange "hill" house on Anzio Road, and lastly a modest bungalow near Maple Bay. But she also purchased and set up homes in the southeast of England (Horsham), in Capetown, SA (in Newlands and Sea Point) and in San Diego (La Jolla), while fitting in two years in a rental apartment on Bute Street in Vancouver's West End. Each of these homes reflected her magic taste in every aspect of décor and was crowned by her own distinctive artwork.

Many will miss her, but none so much as her three children who today reside in the Greater Toronto Area and Victoria; and her two brothers (Edmonton and Medicine Hat) and their families.

Her husband Joe looks back fondly and wistfully on over 60 years of happiness, adventure, and love.


Gretchen Walker (Ratz) passed away in Midland, Ontario on July 7, 2018. Predeceased by her husband and life partner of 62 years, Jo; parents, Gordon and Katherine Ratz; sisters, Johanne Ratz and Kay Staib. Gretchen is survived and mourned by children, Peggy Hankey (Peter) of France, and Jim Walker of Toronto; grandchildren, Robert (Aimée), Kate and William Hankey, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends, especially Karen Grenier of Midland.

Born in Tavistock on October 22nd 1927, Gretchen graduated in Domestic Science from University of Toronto and qualified as a teacher. She and her family lived in London England for 30 years, and travelled extensively around the world. Gretchen was an accomplished hostess, seamstress, bridge player, golfer, baker cook, and gardener. Cremation has taken place. Interment will be at a later date in Stratford, Ontario. Arrangements entrusted to the Nicholls Funeral Home (330 Midland Avenue, Midland).


June 20, 1930 - July 5, 2018

Passed away peacefully at Wesburn Manor with his sons, Armin and Ralph, at his side after a long battle with Ataxia. Alarich (Al) was born in Arusha, Tanganyika (Tanzania), Africa at his parent's coffee plantation. Life in Africa had a number of challenges including the loss of Al's twin brother, Jurgen, at age 5 and culminating with the loss of the plantation and detention in an internment camp for the duration of the Second World War. Returning to Germany in 1948, Al felt his best opportunity was to start a new life in Canada and he emigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1956.

Al had a great aptitude for mechanical assembly and he started a life-long career in the Millwright Union Local # 2309 in 1958. Al worked on a number of landmark construction projects over his career including the original TD Tower in Toronto, Ford Assembly Plant in Oakville, the Pickering Nuclear generating station, and the St. Mary's Cement plant in Bowmanville.

In 1959, Al met Anni (Ziggert) and they enjoyed the nightlife in Toronto, including a number of visits to the El Mocambo night club which is still in existence today. They married in 1960, and the birth of the 'twin boys,' Armin and Ralph, soon followed and this started their adventures in parenting. Both Anni and Al understood the benefits of hard work and hands-on parenting and a number of fantastic family memories were forged around camping trips, overloading the boat trailer, driving back and forth from Blue Mountain and the famous 'throwing of the tools' followed by innovative swear words during family fix-it projects. Throughout it all, Al maintained his great sense of humour. For Anni and Al, their proudest moment was the graduation of both Ralph and Armin from University of Toronto Electrical Engineering in 1983.

With the departure of 'the boys' after graduation, Al and Anni spent more time playing tennis and travelling. Anni passed away in 1991, and Al was lucky to meet Norah McLoughlin in 1995 and she became his partner for the next 20 years during which time they travelled the globe including Europe, Africa, Australia and North America. The arrival of the three grandkids, Konrad, Derek, and Alexander, gave Al the opportunity to showcase some of his skills in building birdhouses, flower planters and fixing lawnmowers, much to the amusement of the grandkids.

Unfortunately, by the late 1990's Al began to notice a deterioration in his physical condition and he was diagnosed with Ataxia. He continued to live on his own after Norah passed away in 2016, however, his condition required the move to Wesburn Manor in early 2018. Many thanks to the staff of both Thornbrook Homecare and Wesburn Manor for their patience and compassion over the last months of Al's life.

Al is survived by his sons, Ralph and Armin (Peri Schleining); and his grandchildren, Konrad, Derek, and Alexander. He will also be missed by his cousin, Helga Cathrein, and her family in California.

The family is holding a private service.If friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be made through


It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Glenn Frederick Way on Friday, July 6, 2018. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family listening to his favourite music.

He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Jane; his three children, Jessica, Tobin (Michel), Shannon (Chris and children Alex and Max); his stepdaughter, Alicia (children Bria, Genna and Alec); and his former wife, Brenda.

Glenn was born on May 9, 1942 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario and grew up in Lennoxville, Quebec where he developed a lifelong passion for curling. He attended Bishop's University where he was a member of the Varsity Football Team. He moved to Toronto after graduating and made the city his home for the remainder of his life. Glenn was passionate about sports, teaching, the environment and energy conservation. He was a much-loved Science Teacher at Northern Secondary School and founded the Gifted Enrichment Program that continues to thrive today thanks to his years of leadership. In his retirement he became an outdoor education teacher at the Kortright Centre for Conservation.

Glenn was extremely close to his family and friends. He cherished his grandchildren and family vacations. He was a dedicated friend to his Bishop's Persephone Group, the Beaver Valley Athletic Association and his curling buddies The Suburban Schoolmasters. Whether you knew him as Glenn, Mr. Way, Dad, Papa, Grandpa or "Eagle" he didn't believe in good-bye, only (as he would say) "see you later".

A special thank you to the staff at Valleyview Residence where he spent his last three years and his neurologist Dr. Lorraine Kalia at Toronto Western Hospital. Cremation has occurred and a private family service has taken place. A celebration of Glenn's life will follow at a later date. Donations may be made in his memory to Parkinson Canada ( or The Kortright Centre for Conservation ( about-us/donate). Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through


Marion Jean Woodman (nee Boa) died peacefully July 9, 2018 at Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care, London. Marion was born August 15, 1928, in London, Ontario.

Marion studied at the University of Western Ontario, and taught English for more than twenty years at South Collegiate Institute in London, Ontario, where she taught poetry and drama. Her theatre productions at South have become the stuff of legend, and through them she transformed countless students' lives.

In the early 1970s, Marion began analysis with Dr. E. A. Bennett in London, England, which inspired her to train as an analyst with Barbara Hannah at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich. After receiving her Diploma in 1979, Marion opened a practice in Toronto. Her first manuscripts, published by Daryl Sharp with Inner City Books, became bestsellers and pioneered subsequent work on the feminine, addiction, and the relationship between body and mind. She taught and lectured on this work to students and audiences worldwide. With Ann Skinner and Mary Hamilton she developed her BodySoul workshops, which they taught internationally. Along with her brother, Fraser Boa, she was one of the founders of The Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts (OAJA). Her many books have been published worldwide and translated into multiple languages.

Marion was predeceased by her husband, Ross Greig Woodman, Professor Emeritus in the Department of English at the University of Western Ontario; her father and mother, Rev. Andrew D. Boa and Ila J. Phinn; and brothers, Bruce, a Canadian and British actor, and Fraser, a Jungian analyst. Marion is survived by nieces and nephews, David and Janet, Luke and Robyn, Marion, Paul and Kathryn, Quint and Karen, Shelley, and Siobhan and Jacques; great nieces and nephews, Aidan, Anouk, Connor, two Ellas, Emma, Finlay, Loveday, Marlow, Marion, and Sam.

Visitation is at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond, London on Sunday, July 15, from 2-4 p.m. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Mount Hope facility for the loving and compassionate care Marion received. In honour of Marion, please donate to the charity of your choice.


Dr. James K.Y. Yao, renowned cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon at St. Michael's Hospital and assistant professor at the University of Toronto, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday July 5, 2018.

He will be dearly missed by his wife and best friend, Wanda; and by his ten children, Andrew (Elena), Jennifer (Byron), Emily (Roger), Christopher, Sean (Hui Ling), Sarah (Evan), Gregory, Timothy (Alexandra), Matthew (Meghan), and Courtney.

Survived by his sisters, Sue and Connie; his fourteen grandchildren; ten nieces and nephews; and countless friends and colleagues.

Predeceased by Candace Yao, mother of his children. Jimmy's courageous commitment to life continued to the end, in spite of many health challenges in recent years. He is smiling now, enjoying a well-earned cigar. The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17th. Funeral service will be held in Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen Street East, on Wednesday, July 18th at 11:00 a.m. with private interment to follow in St. James Cemetery.

If desired, donations to the Hemodialysis Unit or to the Heart & Vascular Program at St. Michael's Hospital are appreciated. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through


Dear dad... it has been 15 years and still we miss you deeply and wish you were here with us everyday to share in our lives. We continue to honour and celebrate the love and unconditional support you gave all of us. Our love for you will never grow cold, it burns like a brilliant flame in our hearts for as long as we breathe. Loving you always and forever from our hearts...

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