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Saturday, November 10, 2018 – Page B18


Peter died surrounded by love on November 9, 2018. He was predeceased by his father, James, and his brother, Michael. He is survived by his mother, Mary; stepmother, Sandy; his wife of forty-two years, Sally; his brother, John (Caroline); sister, Margaret (Neil); as well as his sister-in-law, Anne (John); and brother-inlaw, Jimmy (Nancy). He will be sorely missed by his children, Susan (Noel), David, Elizabeth; his grandchildren, Daniel and Zoë; and godson, Everett.

A longtime member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Peter retired from the Assessment Review Board in 2017.

Happy memories include serving with the PACT restorative justice program, Scouting, tobogganing at Duck Pond, summers in Metis, family road trips to Disney World, his friendship with the A.B.O.T.s, Boxing Day parties, the annual Parkinson SuperWalk, and dinners and wine with friends.

Peter died with Parkinson's disease. His family wishes to thank the team at South Lake Regional Health Centre for the tremendous care they provided him.

A service will be held at Christ Church Kettleby on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation's Margaret Bahen Hospice Campaign.



At Headwaters Hospital in Orangeville, surrounded by his family on November 4, 2018 at the age of 85. Survived by Pamela (nee Bolton), his loving wife of 59 years. Much loved father of Helen (Alan Abelsohn), Brian and Gillian (Aslan Motahedin) Stephen will be missed by his three grandchildren, Haley, Laura and Alex Motahedin; as well as his sister, Bea and his brother, John, and their families.

Stephen was predeceased by his sister, Elspeth, earlier this year.

Stephen will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father and dedicated grandfather. His lifelong commitment to the Black Watch (RHR) of Canada defined his sense of duty and he cherished his ongoing connection to the Regiment and to the city of Montreal where he was born, raised and had deep family roots. Stephen had a highly successful career at Dominion Bridge and made great use of his retirement years founding the Three Creeks Furniture Company with Mike Yates. The family would like to thank Mike for his good hearted companionship and support for Stephen over many decades. We also want to thank Dr. Duncan Bull for his dedicated and compassionate care of Stephen and to the teams at Headwaters and ParaMed for their support as well.

A service for family and friends will be held at All Saints Anglican Church in Erin (date and time to be confirmed). A memorial service with the Regiment will be held at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul in Montreal at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All Saints Anglican Church in Erin or to a charity of your choice. Cards available at the funeral home or you may send the family a condolence at


On Thursday, November 8, 2018 in his 98th year, died at the Sunnybrook Veteran's Centre.

Beloved husband of the late Helen Baker. Loving father and father-in-law of Mitchell and Joyce Baker, and Jim and Jane Baker.

Loving grandfather of Emily, Lauren, Rachel and Adam. Irving graduated from the School of Optometry in 1942 and served as an Optometrist in the Royal Canadian Medical Army Corps in World War 2. After the War, he practiced Optometry for four decades and was the long time Registrar of the College of Optometrists of Ontario. He retired in 1996 after 54 years in the profession and often said "I never worked a day in my life".

Policy maker, clinician, teacher, advocate and family man, he will be deeply missed by all who knew him and whose life was made richer for it. A very special thank you to Michael, Donna and Maricel for their caring and for being there.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Holy Blossom Memorial Park, 66 Brimley Road.

Donations may be made to The Georgina Foundation c/o 25 Elwood Blvd., Toronto M4R 1B8.


January 3, 1943 - November 6, 2018

Tom Bjarnason has died. Tom lived his contented last days at Kensington Hospice in Toronto, all the while attending to the wellbeing of his chosen family. He left this world surrounded by the people and things that he loved: some of his collected artworks, his friends, his pup Eddie, and his partner of 17 years, Woody Wells.

During his time at Kensington, Tom brought together, as one community, so many different groups of friends. They were drawn from the worlds of law, museums, artists, arts-supporters, foundations, and food - a diversity that attests to the breadth of Tom's personality, and to the many people he touched in his 75 years.

Tom began life in northern Ontario. He was the sole child of Mabel Brownlee of Port Arthur and Otto Bjarnason of Winnipeg.

He was born on January 3, 1943 in Geraldton, near where his father was a mining engineer. Life soon took the family to Peterborough, which Tom always thought of as his home town. He received his undergraduate education at the University of Toronto's Trinity College before going on to the Faculty of Law, from which he graduated in the class of 1968.

After his articles at McCarthy and McCarthy, as the firm was then known, he remained at McCarthy Tétrault in the commercial real estate section his entire working life, retiring from the practice of law in 2008. Remarkably, Tom worked with one administrative assistant, Ms. Emily Lee, for forty years. Emily remained a good friend until the end. Many of Tom's closest friendships were formed in those four decades of his first professional life. Tom was the honorary uncle to the children of many of those friends, relationships that transformed into adult friendships in their own right.

While at McCarthy's, Tom found his true passion and a sustaining force in his life: contemporary art. Art, knowledge about art, and art collecting became Tom's second professional career, and one from which he derived immense joy. Through his early role on the art advisory committee of McCarthy's, and the mentorship of Ms. Jeanne Parkin, the committee's consultant, Tom developed a deep, broad, and discerning knowledge of art and artists. This led to a large expansion in his circle of friends and mentors, and to his relationships with two institutions that he loved: The Art Gallery of Ontario, of which he was a long-time supporter, and the Power Plant, where he chaired the board. Tom was additionally the president of the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation, a granting agency aligned with the AGO, which supports Canadian artists in the middle of their careers.

He also became an advisor to other emergent art collectors.

All of these roles brought Tom into contact with imagination, creativity, philanthropy, and community, and into deep, abiding friendships. In this he was a truly fortunate man.

In early 2018 Tom was diagnosed with a glioblastoma. This caused some alarm among those who loved him. We feared the loss of cognitive function in a man who lived for his intellect, and the degradation of his singular personality. Tom never let this happen, and virtually to the end he retained his often-acerbic wit, an insistence on correct form and precision in language, and that smile which was the delight to all those around him. In the face of a fearsome and often relentless disease, Tom was given a true gift - a relaxation of his characteristic formality and froideur, which allowed him to share like never before his feelings and deepest thoughts with friends and family.

They shared back, like long-lost cousins coming together at a Tom reunion.

The last chapter of Tom's life was spent at Kensington Hospice, a true sanctuary in every sense of the word. Tom's family would like to thank this remarkable organization of dedicated professionals and caring people.

Those interested in honouring Tom's life with a donation are invited to contribute to the Kensington Foundation. Tom leaves behind his dog Eddie, his partner Woody, and a very large family of friends.

Cremation has occurred as Tom wished, and a celebration of his life will be held at a date to be announced in the future. All who knew Tom are invited to leave a reminiscence or a story on the humprehymiles website


Peacefully, on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Mackenzie Health. Mary Boeckh, in her 99th year, soldiered on for many years after losing her beloved husband and partner, James Boeckh. Missed and loved by her daughters Susan, Mary Anne (Don MacLeod) and Sandy Boeckh. Mom adored and humoured her grandchildren, Matthew (wife Theresa) and Emily MacLeod, Harrison and Spencer Wyatt and Conor Smith.

Predeceased by siblings Bill Clarke, Margaret Tafts and Mardy Fisk and by six spoiled boxer dogs.

An accomplished golfer and curler, she spent summers in Georgian Bay where she enjoyed rowing, fishing and swimming. Many thanks to Kay Cohen, the staff on the 2nd floor at Amica Thornhill and the staff at Mackenzie Health in Richmond Hill.

The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue, on Sunday, November 11th from 2 - 4 p.m. and on Monday, November 12th from 12:00 2:00 p.m. with family remembrances at 1:00 p.m.

Private interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Toronto Humane Society or the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through


Born in Montreal on February 15, 1937, died peacefully in Ottawa on November 3, 2018, surrounded by his family. He is survived by Christiane Buchanan; his six children, Catherine Elena (Rod Goertz), Valérie (David Stewart), Provence and Olivier Maydew (Krista), Lexie (Jeff Stock), James (Hilary); and seven grandchildren, Finley, Clara, Nicolas, Ethan, Sophie, Sara and Hugh.

Sincere thanks to the staff at the Civic and Bruyère hospitals. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. A celebration of his life will take place on January 2, 2019 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the reception room of the Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Avenue, Ottawa. A burial service will take place on August 3, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Murray Bay Protestant Church in La Malbaie, Quebec.


Left this world as he entered it: "without much fanfare". Mike passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and wife, on October 24, 2018 in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Lois Clancy, his current wife Anne Clancy, and father of Paul (Debbie), John (Jackie), and Colleen (Chris), and grandfather of Shannon, Andrew, Kelly, Keira, Jordan, Adam, and Meg the Egg.

The family would like to thank Grem, Ingrid, Joanne, and Liza for the wonderful care provided.

The family has held a private service. Donations can be made to the Toronto Humane Society, 11 River Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 4C2 (http://www.torontohumanesociet or The Terry Fox Foundation, Suite 900, 1200 Eglinton Ave. East, Toronto, ON M3C 1H9 ( or a charity of choice.


1934 - 2018

It is with sadness that the family of Peter Mario Caffaro announce his passing, very peacefully, on Sunday, November 4, 2018 in Edmonton, days before his 84th birthday. Mourning his loss are his loving wife of 54 years, Patricia (née Crummy) and his children, Michael (Victoria), Maria (Brett), Leo (Tamara) and B. Paul. Peter is also survived by beloved grandchildren, Marco, Matthew, Julia, Luca, and Marcus, and Peter's brothers, Dr. George (Sharon) Caffaro and Dr. Paul (Priscille) Caffaro. Peter was born and raised in Canmore, Alberta, his parents Attilio Caffaro and Caterina (née Giono) having emigrated from Italy following the First World War.

Growing up in times of Depression and then war, he came of age when the 1950's brought new opportunities. He moved to Saint Joseph's College in Edmonton and studied law at the University of Alberta, graduating with an LL.B. in 1957 and articling to Justice L.Y. Cairns. After joining the Bar, Peter practiced in Edmonton from 1958 to 1989, as a solicitor in the areas of corporate commercial and estates law, with firms from Friedman Lieberman, in the early years, to Witten Binder in the late 1980's. Key to the growth of his practice was the support of new Canadians from post-war Italy, a proud and hard-working community whom he was privileged to serve as Italy's ViceConsul to Edmonton from 1967 to 1982. For his work on behalf of survivors of the 1980 earthquake near Naples, Peter was appointed a Commander of the Italian Republic's Order of Merit. He was appointed Queen's Counsel, and received the Queen's Jubilee Medal (2003) and the Alberta Centennial Medal (2005), recognizing his service to the community.

In 1989, Peter was appointed a Judge of the Provincial Court of Alberta, and in 1992 became Assistant Chief Judge for the Criminal Division of that Court in Edmonton. He served on the Bench through 2014, working in courthouses across the province, both urban and rural. Like so many of his generation, he never forgot his roots in a small town. He was a friend to his colleagues, and always grateful for their kind assistance, as well as the assistance of court administrators and staff. He appreciated the dedication of peace officers and the diligence of lawyers who appeared before him, on all sides. For litigants and witnesses, he reserved fairness, compassion and always a measure of hope: it pleased him immensely when, from time to time, he heard of offenders who had moved on and made progress in their lives. With Pat's unwavering dedication, Peter's many other contributions to his community included terms as Chairman and Director of the Edmonton Opera Association, Chairman of the Edmonton Public Library Board, member of the Senate for the University of Alberta, member of the Canadian Bar Association, and Executive Director of the Winspear Foundation. Peter's great loves were his wife, children, and grandchildren. He always had a book in hand, sometimes musing that, had he not chosen a legal career, he might have studied and taught history. He enjoyed gardening and painting.

Together and throughout their marriage, he and Pat travelled extensively, sharing experiences in places including the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, safari in South Africa, from Tierra del Fuego to Borneo to India. Peter admired the diversity of other cultures, and the richness that their peoples and stories brought to his life. Above all, he believed in learning and tolerance and, by his gentle example, he never stopped conveying those values to others. He was happy in retirement.

Peter and his family are grateful for the thoughtful care and support provided by countless health providers and care workers in Edmonton at the University of Alberta Hospital, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Capital Care Norwood, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, and Misericordia Hospital. Particular thanks go to Dr. Michael Nutting and his office staff for their decades of professional and respectful care.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Basilica, 10044 - 113 Street NW, Edmonton on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Catholic Social Services, 12431 Stony Plain Road NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T5N 9Z9 (, or the charity of your choice.

To send condolences, please visit:

Connelly-McKinley Ltd.

Downtown Edmonton (780) 422-2222


November 2, 1928 November 4, 2018 Our beloved mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother died peacefully and on her own terms 2 days after her 90th birthday. Hers was a life well lived; long, productive and fulfilling. She was born in New Westminster to a Surrey pioneer family and lived her entire adult life in Vancouver.

She leaves behind her 3 daughters, Sandy Cunningham, Janet Cunningham (John Lusney) and Nansi Cunningham; her 4 grandchildren, Kate Rudelier, Dana Rudelier (Dan McCracken) Travis Lusney (Anne Gleeson) and Nadine Lusney (Evan Hall); and her 4 great-grandchildren, Jack, Grace and Fiona Lusney and Gavin Hall.

She was predeceased by her husband, J.R. "Cut" Cunningham in 2002.

Married at 19, with 3 girls by age 24, she devoted herself to her family until her daughters grew up, then returned to university and earned both her BA and her Masters in Library Science as a "mature" student. She worked as a librarian at UBC and the Open Learning Institute before retiring to write. She published her first book, "Bravo! A History of the Opera in BC" at age 80 and continued writing, publishing articles and her own blog, focusing on the arts, until shortly before her death.

She loved her family, opera, the arts, Lasqueti Island, and a good book. She revelled in the accomplishments of her family and encouraged and championed her children and grandchildren in the pursuit of their dreams.

She was an inspiration to all who knew her and she will be sorely missed but remembered forever by those who loved her.

Thanks to caregivers Irene, Rowena and Shillah, and to her family physician, for over 30 years, Dr. Monte Glanzberg.

There will be a private gathering in her memory at a later date.


November 22, 1924 October 31, 2018

It is with sadness we announce the death of Jean who died peacefully at Sunnybrook's Veterans Residence. Jean's husband Ted, the love of her life, also resided at the Veterans Residence, he predeceased her on May 7, 2017. They leave behind their children Jim, Brian, Peter, Deborah and Marianne and grandchildren Joshua, Jonah, Hayley, Adam, Alison and Tim.

Jean was born in England where she served in the WRENS during WWII. At the end of the war she moved to Canada initially settling in Nova Scotia. She then moved to Toronto where she lived for the rest of her life, more than 55 years on Wards Island.

Jean was an unsung humanitarian, always there to lend a helping hand and quietly doing acts of kindness for many. She had a long career working in Social Services for the City of Toronto and in later years was very involved as a volunteer for more than 25 years with Ronald McDonald House.

Jean was true to her passion to help people to the end.

Therefore there will be no funeral as Jean is too busy helping at the University of Toronto School of Medicine with research.

Jean was loved by many people of all ages, from all walks of life. The world was a better place with her in it and she will be greatly missed by her many friends and family.

Our family would like to acknowledge the special companionship of Shauna who brought so much joy into Jean's life for the last several years which wouldn't have been the same without her. We would also like to thank all the amazing staff of LTSE3 at the Veterans Residence for the exceptional and loving care Jean received in her time there, she always felt well cared for.

Memorial donations can be made to Sunnybrook, designation Veterans Residence at https:// or Toronto's Ronald McDonald House at https:// pages/tribute-gift-form A Celebration of Life will be held in time, please email CelebrationForJean@gmail .com for information.


March 3, 1927 November 6, 2018

Charles grew up in Toronto, enjoying riding his bike through the city's parks as well as the trails around the family cottage at Wasaga Beach. He had a lifelong love of adventure, starting with sneaking into the tunnels of nearby Casa Loma after dark and culminating in many exciting travels both in Canada and Europe.

Charles' love affair with the Rocky Mountains began as a young man with a job on a Banff golf course (a sport he knew nothing about!) where he did little but gaze at the majesty of the mountains all around him.

Back in Toronto, Charles obtained a BA and MA from Victoria College, University of Toronto.

Proficiency in both German and French helped Charles to begin a rewarding career in the Toronto school system, teaching at both Harbord and Parkdale CI, from where he retired.

Few people were more knowledgeable or passionate about all forms of classical music than Charles and it was at a concert that he met Mary, the wonderful woman who would be his wife for over 63 years.

Charles always said his three big loves were all "M"'s - Mary, Music and Mountains. Mary and Charles took their two children, Jonathan and Mary, hiking in the Rockies and traveled regularly to NYC to experience iconic concerts and artists, many of whom Charles personally corresponded with.

Eventually Mary and Charles were able to visit Europe, experiencing the wonders of Paris and Vienna as well as the German, French and Austrian countryside ("chateau hopping", as Charles liked to call it). Charles' life was a life well lived! We are deeply grateful to Drs.

Marty and Jacquie Schwartz for their incredible support over 25 years and the caring staff at Christie Gardens.

Friends are invited to a celebration of Charles' life at Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St.

East, Toronto with a service at 11 o'clock followed by a reception on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


(formerly Sister M. Dorothy)

Died peacefully at Sisters of St.

Joseph Residence, 2 O'Connor Drive, Toronto, Ontario on Friday, November 9, 2018 in the 61st year of her religious life.

She was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Alma Dwyer, her sister Mary Elizabeth (Betty) and her brothers James, John, and Donald.

Sister Dorothy is lovingly remembered by her brother- inlaw Don, his three children and many nieces and nephews.

After working a number of years, Sister Dorothy entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto as a graduate of St. Michael's Hospital School of Nursing (class of 1948). She lived the motto of St. Michael's, "Whatsoever you do to the least among you, you do to me." Matthew 25.

Sister Dorothy was a gifted nurse always ready to serve the patient as the "dear neighbour."

She used her administrative and management skills wherever they were needed: Emergency Care, Intensive Care, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Discharge Planning. Following further studies in Pastoral Care, Sister Dorothy ministered to people in parishes in Toronto, ON and Chilliwack, BC.

Recently, Sister Dorothy resided at St. Joseph's Care Centre. As her health declined she prayed for the needs of the poor and the homeless in our city.

Visitation will take place at the Sisters of St. Joseph Residence 2 O'Connor Drive, Toronto, ON Monday, November 12, 2018, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. with a Prayer Vigil at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. In the Chapel at 2 O'Connor Drive, Toronto, Ontario.

Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery


April 21, 1948 November 1, 2018 After a lengthy illness, Dave passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ontario.

Survived by Sharon (nee Gibbons), his best friend and wife of nearly 50 years. Proud and loving father of four daughters Barb, Beverly (Brennan Kelly), Robyn (Brian Graffam) and Heather (Petar Novakovic). "Pop" will be greatly missed by his four grandsons, Miles and Harvey Kelly, and Rhys and Luka Novakovic. Beloved brother of Patricia (Wayne Callan), brother in-law to Meredith (Tom Clemenhagen) and Bruce Gibbons.

A visitation will be held at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Ave. Markham, on Saturday, November 17th from 2-3pm followed by a Celebration of Life at 3pm.


BA, MA (Queen's), DPhil (Oxon), FRSC, FRCGS Professor Emeritus of Political Studies, Queen's University October 23, 1936 September 11, 2018 A Celebration of Ned's Life will be held at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University, 36 University Ave, Kingston K7L 3N6 on Saturday November 17, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

In remembrance, donations to the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation directed to the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario or Palliative Care at Providence Care would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Robert J. Reid & Sons, "The Chapel on the Corner", Kingston. Messages of condolences and an extended death announcement may be found at


On Friday, November 9, 2018 surrounded by family. Cherished son of Sandra Smiley and the late Mark Galler. Loving father and father-in-law of Marlo Galler, Lindsay and Daniel Vilensky, and Sloan Galler. Beloved life partner of Karen Cole. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Lorne Galler and Heidi Wise-Galler, and Norman and Fraidie Smiley. Devoted grandfather of Sophie, Ryan, and Joshua. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.

Interment Adath Israel Synagogue Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 497 Melrose Avenue, and in Montreal Monday evening thru Friday at 6505 Cote St. Luc Road #819. Memorial donations may be made to the Gord Downie Fund For Brain Cancer Research at Sunnybrook, 416-480-4483.



It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Reg Haney at Innisfree House in Kitchener on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Reg was born on March 20, 1930 in Hanover, Ontario. His father, William A. Haney died in 1932 so Reg and his older brother Donald were raised by their mother, Clara Hazel Haney (nee Buck) with help from the extended family and the small town values of Hanover. Reg attended Hanover High School before going on to Waterloo College for a BA in history. He graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1955. Reg joined the law practice of McGibbon & Harper in Waterloo in 1955.

He served as assistant Crown Attorney on a part-time basis from 1955 until 1968, and was named Queen's Council in 1967. With expertise in administrative law and education law, Reg served as general counsel to Wilfrid Laurier University, Conestoga College, and the University of Waterloo and its affiliated institutions. In 2007, Reg received the degree Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) from UW for his long and distinguished service. He was a founding member and past president of the Canadian Association of University Solicitors and a past president of the Waterloo Law Association. While Reg had a long and distinguished career in the field of law, retiring from his firm Haney, Haney & Kendall in 2012, he pursued a concurrent career in education. He earned an MA (WLU 1971) and an LLM (York). While continuing a full-time law practice, Reg joined the teaching faculty at Wilfrid Laurier and taught for 35 years in the School of Business & Economics and served as Director of the MBA program. He also offered various courses in law at the University of Waterloo.

Reg was a lifelong hockey player and, as a founding member of the KW Oldtimers Hockey Association, contributed much to the organization and structure of the league. He was also an avid golfer who will be missed greatly by his dear friends and golf pals at Leisure Lake Village in Florida.

Reg was a wonderful, caring, kind and generous husband, father, grandparent, uncle, and friend. He will be joyfully remembered and sorely missed by his family and friends. Reg was predeceased by his parents, Art and Hazel Haney; and his brother, Don Haney. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Elaine (Thaler); daughter, Mary Anne (Sandy McIntyre); and sons, James (Erika), Peter (Elizabeth Sproule), and John (Patty Schotsch). Reg was much loved by his grandchildren, Catherine McIntyre (Darryl Murphy), Alexandra McIntyre, Madeline and Mark Haney, Thomas, Simon, and Charlotte Haney; and his greatgranddaughter, Vivian.

Visitation will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Monday, November 12, 2018 from 6-9 p.m.

A memorial service will be held at Parkminster United Church, 275 Erb St. E., Waterloo on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 11 a.m.

with a reception following in the church hall.

Donations in Reg's memory may be made to KidsAbility or YMCA's of Cambridge, Kitchener-Waterloo by contacting the funeral home at or 519-745-8445.

Reg's family would like to thank the staff of Innisfree House for the wonderful care Reg received in his final days.


Eileen (Lee) Hawkins, 88, passed away Monday, October 29, 2018.

Lee is survived by her adoring husband of 60 years, Brian; her loving brother, Don Simpson; and her sons, Mark and Paul; their wives Claudia and Natalie; and her beautiful grandchildren Kaelyn, Noah, Sebastian and Oscar.

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 Wednesday, November 21st. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through


Peacefully on Friday November 2, 2018 in his ninety-ninth year, after a brief stay in hospital.

Jim was predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary (Molson).

He is survived by his dear sister, Marie (Ken); and his children, Christine, Erik (Gillian), DeeDee (Paul), Stuart (Anouk), and Jay; his grandchildren, Sarah, Rachel, Nicholas, Emma Lee, Leif, Patrick, Zoe, Jonathan, Amy, Adam and Alexis; great-grandchildren, Hazel, Isaac, Willa, Asher, Noah, Alexandra, Wyatt and Alice.

Jim was born on July 23, 1920 in Winnipeg to Knud Iversen and Emma Gillies. He lived with his family in New York and Montreal, graduating from Westhill High School before joining the Royal Canadian Air Force. He served as a radar specialist with bomber squadrons in the north of England.

After the war he graduated from McGill with an MA in English.

On September 24, 1947, Jim and Mary married and they had five children. An intrepid and graceful skier, Jim enjoyed many wonderful winters at the Redbirds Ski Club, and with friends and family on the slopes of Hill 70 and elsewhere in the St. Sauveur valley. Jim was also an enthusiastic golfer, skeet shooter ('100 Straight Club'), fisherman, and lover of sports, especially hockey and the Montreal Canadiens.

Jim's entire professional career was at Selwyn House School where he taught English, French and Math, and coached the ski team. He also served as Assistant Headmaster and University guidance counsellor. Former students remember him for his humour, eloquent instruction and sense of justice championing the underdog.

The family wishes to thank the team of health care professionals who looked after Jim in the Orthopedic Trauma Unit (12th Floor East) of the Montreal General Hospital. The family also thanks Jim's devoted caregivers Lesley, Shanthi, Maureen, Grace, Carol, Dorothy and Rosa. A private family funeral was held on November 7 in Montreal.


January 13, 1934 November 7, 2018 Dad passed away peacefully and unexpectedly on November 7, 2018. We are grateful for the support and loving kindness of the Palliative Care team at the Michael Garron Hospital (Toronto East General) whose actions reflected how he lived his life.

Dad was born in 1934 to Norman Graham Leishman and Isobel Lonsdale Clemes, as well as a brother to John. He was a true Toronto boy who grew up in Moore Park, attended UCC and lived in Leaside for over 50 years! Loving husband to Mary Sarah Anne Rae. Dynamo Dad to Graham Leishman (Kate) and Nancy Magwood (Tim).

Grampa Don/Papa to six fortunate grandkids - Ryan, Marshall, Sophie, Annie, Zac and Grant.

Don was a true lover of Mother Nature whether it was paddling a canoe in Temagami, swimming in Georgian Bay, fishing in the French River, skiing with his pals in Collingwood, playing tennis with any and all, or strolling the streets of Leaside...always wearing his contagious smile.

Don was a gentle, kind and creative soul who had a positive impact on everyone around him. He will be dearly missed, but his heart will forever be beating in ours...

Friends are welcome to join us in a Celebration of Life to be held at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church (1585 Yonge Street) Friday, November 16th at 1:30 p.m., followed by a reception in the church. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Palliative Care Ward at Michael Garren Hospital or Sprint Senior Care - (The William Morgan Drive Location)


This good and gracious man died in his sleep, November 5, 2018, sheltered by the love of his wife, Barbara; his children, Sally (Luca Di Nicola), Andrew (Barbara Eckert), and the late Stephen/Xanthra; his grandchildren, Jo-Anna, Michael, Laura (Chris Mazurk), and Alex.

Mac will be remembered for his cheerful outlook, his generous spirit, and his continuing explorations of the sciences, the environment, and human relationships. A private family service has already taken place. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph's Health Centre or The Dorothy Ley Hospice, with deep appreciation from the family. We are comforted that Mac Mackay's spirit will live on in the memories of all who knew him.


It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Susan Rhoda McNeil (nee Anker). Sue died peacefully but unexpectedly at her home in Surrey, England on October 27, 2018 at the age of 58.

Sue will be forever remembered by her beloved children, Jennifer and Alex; her cherished chocolate lab, Tilly Mae; her mum, Penny; and her three siblings, Jacquie, Tim, and Robyn.

Sue was one of a kind and had an unparalleled zest for life. Whether she was swimming, playing tennis, watching musical theatre, going to the movies, visiting the dog park or having a G&T at the pub, she made a lasting impact on everyone she met, not just people - but animals too.

After living in Toronto, Canada since the early '90s, in 2015 Sue made the exciting decision to return to the UK where she continued to live life to its fullest, regularly travelling across Europe, enjoying new experiences at every stop and within six months, had set up a flourishing business.

Sue was enormously proud of her children and the people they had become and rarely refused an opportunity to boast about their accomplishments.

Our dear Susie has left us far too soon and we are completely heartbroken.


March 15, 1917 - October 28, 2018 Died peacefully in Vancouver of very old age. She was predeceased in 1996 by her husband Saul Miller.

Mom lived a long life with the pleasures of her family, good friends, music, books and black humour.

Angela is survived by daughters Martha Miller (Stephen Nemtin) and Ann Miller (Laddie Pavlis); grandsons Stefan Pavlis (Ashlee), Jozef Nemtin, Daniel Pavlis (Louella) and Eli Nemtin; great-grandchildren Avery, Amelia and Jack; many nieces and nephews.


Of Lindsay passed away peacefully on November 7, 2018 in her 96th year. She was predeceased by her husband Donald Moir (2009); and her parents Pauline and Nicholas Kuftinoff; her brother Jack and sisters Katherine and Jean. Survived by her sister Vera of Sherwood Park, Alberta and by her 4 children, 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, Barb (Moir) and Ferg Morrissey; daughters Jennifer (Malcolm Bechard) and Meaghan (Mike Baird); Bev Moir (Ron Foreman); son James (Jocelyn) and Ophelia; Brenda (Moir) and John Robinson; sons Ian and Jamie (Rachel Brown) and Ian's children Ella and Cole; Bruce Moir (Lori Martin); son Chris and daughter Devon.

Amy was born in British Columbia and spent her youth in Alberta.

After graduating, Amy moved to Montreal where she worked, met and married Donald. The family moved to Kitchener-Waterloo and later to Lindsay, home for 50 years.

Our Mother was a great cook and healthy eating advocate, skills she passed to her children. She enjoyed curling, skiing, golf and bridge for over 50 years.

Special thanks to the caring staff at Adelaide Place, to Dr. Peter Anderson and Lisa Rausch. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation or Cambridge Street United Church, Lindsay would be appreciated. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.


Died on Friday, November 2, 2018 at the age of 85. Bob is predeceased by his parents, Fergus and Grace, and his wife of 55 years, Jean. Bob loved being the father of Jeff (Laurie), Lynne (Peter Spir) and Alison (Peter Pfenning) and grandfather of Sarah, Jennifer, Lauren and Ryan.

Bob was born in Vernon, BC, April 25, 1933 and grew up there and in Vancouver before moving to Toronto to finish high school and earn a degree at the University of Toronto, School of Architecture. He and Jean started their family in Vancouver and moved back to Toronto in 1967 to be closer to his parents and the Six Mile Lake cottage he helped build where his family and friends still gather and enjoy. He had a keen interest in history, politics and computers and loved canoe trips with family and friends.

Bob's passion and care for the community continues to be seen in the buildings he designed locally and abroad along with his legacy of assisting with numerous local elections.

Friends and family may join a memorial reception at the McLean House at the Estates of Sunnybrook (2075 Bayview Avenue, south of Lawrence), on Saturday December 15, 1 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada.


The family of David Nelson sadly announces his passing on November 2, 2019 after 2 weeks of palliative care at Hamilton General.

David was a life-long learner, a voracious reader and researcher. A music, opera expert and a fine model maker, not to mention a unique sense of humour. He was an enthusiastic athlete with golf at Big Cedar, Summit, The National and Big Bay Point in addition to squash at The Granite Club and Hart House. He encouraged his family to become athletes.

David held Vice President positions at Doubleday Canada, McGraw-Hill and worked with John Allen at Thomas Allen. His publishing vision was to provide his authors and book stores the best possible service and support.

The son of George and Lilly Nelson, David was happiest when he gathered and amused his children at the family cottage at Big Cedar Point. His children are Reed and Jill Nelson, Francie Nelson Mitchell and Tibbie and Fraser Clark.

Grandchildren are Emma and Ben Clark and Meredith and Jennifer Nelson. His wife Frances is filled with wonderful memories of 68 years together. We all honour the total support and care given by his daughter Tibbie and brother in law Dr. David R F Smith.

A family celebration will be held.


Surrounded by his loving family, Dale passed away peacefully on November 9, 2018 in his 75th year, after a short and courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by Sharon, his spouse for over 50 years; his son, Clinton; and daughter, Andrea (Franco); as well as his sister, Clare (Jack, d. 2011); brother, Neil (Shirley); nephew, Bryan; and niece, Leanna (Jesse).

He was a wonderful partner, father, brother and uncle, friend, teacher and a great role model for the importance of family, good values, education and sports, especially golf.

Dale was born in Trail, B.C. to Frederick and Edna Orr. The family moved to Oliver, then Kitimat in 1956 where he met Sharon and they quickly became best friends for life. He received his BA in economics at the University of Washington and his PhD at Northwestern University in Chicago, where Dale and Sharon were married. His career spanned academia (assistant professor of economics at the University of British Columbia), 10 years in the federal government in Ottawa in senior economist and executive positions, as well as the private sector. He was Chief Economist at Bell Canada for 10 years, managing director of Canadian operations for an international economics consulting firm for 10 years in Ottawa and Toronto and ran his own successful economics consulting firm for many years.

A former colleague summarized Dale's professional contribution as follows... "Thank you Dale for everything you have done to help advance and inform the thoughtful discussion of economics and business issues in our country."

Our family is very grateful for the outstanding care that Dale received at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and finally, Kensington Hospice. Memorial gifts in Dale's honour can be made online to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation in support of neuro-oncology research at or by phone: 416-946-6560 ext. 1. and/ or Kensington Hospice: Donations/In-Memory-Donation.aspx or by phone: 416-963-9640 ext. 1400.

More details on Dale's life are posted on and messages can be sent to

A family memorial service will be held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto. A celebration of Dale's life will take place in the spring, his favorite season. Details will be provided at a later date.


July 16, 1924 October 29, 2018

Peacefully in her sleep, in her 95th year, on Arvid's birthday. "Come on Frances, join the party. We're having fun." Following a lengthy degenerative neurological disease that left her vulnerable in many ways, she died under the care of the Sunnybrook Palliative Care Unit.

Adored wife of the late Arvid (2012); gentle and loving mother of daughter, Sarah; sons, Erik (Nanette) and Leif (2008); and daughter-in-law, Lee (2017). Kind grandmother of Craig (Erin), Jamie, Kate, and Ali (Sebastian). Greatgrandmother of Logen Pettersen.

Artist, gardener, reader, golfer, bridge player, Frances put her family and their health and wellbeing ahead of everything.

Studied at the Banff School of Fine Arts, past member of the Toronto Watercolour Society, led Christian/Jewish dialogue at St Clement's Church, and arranged art exhibits at Thornhill Golf & Country Club. Later, 'taught art' at the North York Seniors Centre and SPRINT Day Program.

If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, or Family Councils Ontario greatly appreciated. Or 'pay it forward' and do a good deed in her memory. Frances believed "Love makes the world go round."

Friends welcome on Thursday, November 15th at 1 p.m. for a service at St. Clement's Church, Toronto, with reception to follow.

(70 St. Clement's Ave at the corner of Duplex. Five blocks north of Eglinton, one block west of Yonge).


1927 - 2018

In Ottawa, on Friday, November 2, 2018, passed away former journalist and senior public servant Fernand Renault, in his 91st year. He was the son of the late Joseph F. Renault and the late Germaine Gélinas, both of Ottawa.

Master of Arts from Syracuse University (NY), he was for many years in the 1950's the Montreal Star's Quebec Parliamentary Correspondent and TIME Magazine's Quebec correspondent. In 1961, he became the London (England) correspondent (radio and TV) of Radio-Canada, the French network of the CBC. After serving as Director of Information Services for the Quebec Government in London (England) and later in New York, he joined Canada's Public Service in 1972. He was Director of Communications in the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and later senior advisor in the Department's International Fisheries Relations General Directorate.

Retired since 1997, he had many interests and was a seasoned world traveler. He volunteered with the Élizabeth Bruyère Hospital and, for 10 years, with the Ottawa Police Service. Pre-deceased in 1987 by his first wife Ann Raine Woolley, of London (England) and in 2012 by his second wife Esther Morin Laframboise, of Ottawa.

He leaves behind a very dear lady friend, Claude Chapdelaine, of Ottawa, his god-daughter Nathalie Platonow, of Toronto, his godson Philippe Johnson, of Montreal, a longtime friend Jocelyne Pelchat, of Sutton, Quebec, as well as numerous friends in Canada and abroad.

A religious service will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at 11:30 a.m., in the chapel of the Beechwood Cemetery Funeral Home, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa K1L 8A6. His ashes will be buried in the family plot in Ste-Pétronille (Ile d' Orléans), Québec. In lieu of flowers and at his request, donations to the Shepherds of Good Hope, 23 Murray Street, Ottawa, to the Ottawa Mission, 35 Waller Street, Ottawa ON or to the Montfort Hospital Foundation, 713 Montreal Road, Ottawa ON would be appreciated.


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a dear partner and friend.

Al was 88 years old and died peacefully at Humber River Hospital.

He was a friend to all he met.

SHIVA visits following Friday November 9th interment are Sunday to Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. At Temple Sinai Synagogue, 210 Wilson Avenue, Toronto.

Donations in Al's honour may be made to The Albert Sandler Memorial Fund c/o Baycrest Foundation 416-785-2875 The offices of WYCLIFFE HOMES, 34 Doncaster Avenue, Thornhill will remain CLOSED until Monday, November 12, 2018.

In Loving Memory of ERIC BLITSTEIN

February 21, 1952 - November 12, 2009 Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near.

And if you listen with your heart, You'll hear.

All my love around you, Soft and clear.

Lovingly remembered always, Mom, Paula, Family and Friends


April 12, 1940 November 12, 2014 Beloved mother of Craig and Grant, grandmother to Werner, mother-in-law to Evelyn and Mark, dearest friend to Shirley, sister to Gary, sister-in-law to Lynda, godmother and aunt to Sara and aunt to Adam and Martha.

We lost you mumsie four years ago. We still think of calling you up to go shopping or to go to an auction. Four years do not seem to have passed. Your Christmas shortbreads tradition continues. We're making them now! All of your friends and family still get to eat your famous cookies.

With love, Craig and Grant


June 9, 1950 November 11, 2017 Shane was born in London England, immigrated to Australia when he was 19, and then immigrated to Canada in 1973.

Shane was a marathon swimmer, ultramarathon runner, ironman triathlete and businessman.

A few of his many accomplishments included a solo swim across the English Channel in 1995, Leadville Trail 100 in 1989, and the Hawaiian Ironman in 1985.

He was co-founder of the Knee Knackering North Shore Trail Run.

His support for charities was ongoing, and included founding Athletics For Kids (A4K) in 2002, a charity which continues to support participation in amateur sport for children and youth throughout the province of BC.

Shane spent his career in Canada in the TV advertising business, the majority of the time with APD (Alexander, Pearson, Dawson) and CHUM television.

Throughout his life, Shane inspired many and his efforts will continue to inspire others long into the future.


1925 - 2013


1923 - 2013

"Our children are our message to the future..."

We said Good-bye to you first from the pier in Madeira Beach, Florida, and then again on November 8, 2013 at York Cemetery and Forest Grove United Church in North York, Ontario. The family you started in Philadelphia and raised in Toronto is growing and flourishing in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.

You are with us still...

In loving memory of PATRICK J. MCDONAGH

Who passed away on November 11, 2017.

Memory drifts to scenes long past, Time rolls on, but memory lasts; Sunshine passes, shadows fall, Love's remembrance outlasts all.

Always loved, always remembered by your family and friends.


Born London, England March 17, 1927 Died Toronto, Ontario November 10, 1993 Freeman of the city of London Sadly missed, lovingly remembered.


Nadine Hope Smallwood Garrett nee Harley (Hawryli) Age 93.

November 1, 2018.

Late one night in 1942, Nadine crept downstairs to a room in the basement where her father kept his important papers, sorted through them, and found the needed documents and ran away from home to join the air force.

She was 18, and as the recruiting office noted, a very determined young woman. She was posted to RCAF Rockcliffe.

During the war, she received top secret clearance for the work she was doing, and was awarded the British Empire Medal. This was also when she discovered her love of flying.

At the end of the war, wishing to continue flying, she joined the Ottawa Flying Club where she met the president of the club, and her future husband, Col. L.A. (Chips) Smallwood. In addition, she joined the Gatineau Gliding club where she became a member of the board of directors, and set a woman's altitude record for glider flight.

She also became an amateur radio operator, VE3AKI, and took up painting, photography, and skiing.

Nadine, or "Dean" as she was known to their friends, and Chips were keen pilots and sailors. They would fly down to Toronto Island, and then head over to the Royal Canadian Yacht Club and spend the weekend sailing their boat, the "Lauren."

When Chips died in 1963, Nadine, with two small children in tow, decided to find a summer place close to home and headed up to the Gatineau's where she found land at the beautiful, and at that time, undeveloped north end of Grand Lake. With no road, running water, or electricity, Nadine had a summer home built, and it became her cherished retreat for the next 5 decades. It was here that she felt most comfortable, and at peace, close to nature.

Over the years more land was acquired to protect and preserve the area for the various species of wildlife, and it has become a relaxing get-away for the entire extended family and their friends.

Throughout her working career, her attention to detail, knowledge of three languages, and listmaking ability were appreciated at Spartan Air Services, National Research Council, and the Federal Civil Service. After a brief retirement, she returned to work at Andrex Holdings until she was 84.

She also attended Carleton University part-time, taking courses in Public Administration, Islamic Architecture, and Eastern Religions.

When not studying or working, she was busy with her organic garden, and stained glass work.

A strong and determined woman, Nadine never let any obstacle stop her. She always kept a stiff upper lip and a sense of humour, no matter what the challenge.

She was predeceased by her first husband Col. L.A. (Chips) Smallwood (1963) and her second husband J. Lennox Garrett (1986).

She is remembered with love by her daughter, Cathy Smallwood (John Bell) and her son, Sandy Smallwood (Mary Anne). Also her grandchildren: Andrew Goss (Christine White) of Kingston, ON, Nadya Bell (Dave Mundy) of St John's, NL; and Elspeth, Harley, and Meredith Smallwood, all of Ottawa, ON. Her three great grandchildren, Chloe, and Lily (Kingston), and Sonny (St. John's) all share her adventurous spirit and determination.

Love you mom, Cathy and Sandy In lieu of flowers, donations to an environmental organization such as the Nature Conservancy of Canada, or Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society would be appreciated.

A gathering to scatter her ashes will be held at Grand Lake at a future date.


February 27, 1926 September 16, 2018 Passed away at Trillium Lodge in Parksville, British Columbia on September 16, 2018, after encountering an aggressive skin cancer.

With 92 years well lived and in very good health, Dad was predeceased by his loving wife, Jane; and is survived by his two children, Jane Westlake and John Stevens; grandchildren, John Westlake (Sebastian Cosgrove), Diane Faulkner (Mac), Cole Stevens; and two adored greatgranddaughters, Mae and Lauren.

"Gramps" was also the loving step-father of Mary Parkinson (Brian), Peter Richardson (Sheila) and the late Carol Richardson, step-grandfather of Katie, Erin and Luke. Dad is survived by his sister in law and friend of over 80 years, Nancy Arnoldi of Halifax.

Dad was born in Guildford, England on February 27, 1926, but a visit to family in Toronto in 1939 coincided with the outbreak of WWII so he and his mother remained in Canada. A graduate of UCC, Dad was a lover of life, connoisseur of classical music, fine woodwork, an aficionado of WWII history and aviation who also nurtured exquisitely perfect rose blossoms. Always a gentleman, he exuded a bright, positive, creative spirit, the years never deterring a tremendous zest for life even when it came to zip-lining upside down in Costa Rica at age 80 or even later at 90 crawling through the cottage attic for the source of a ceiling leak! Dad's vision and cherished place, our cottage on 12 Mile Bay, remains his blessing, our family treasure of sunshine, sunsets, his memory and great legacy.

A private family memorial will be held in mid November. There will be a celebration of Dad's life at the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club for family and friends on Saturday, November 17 from 4 - 6 p.m. If desired, donations in his memory may be made to Forward House (supporting adults with mental health challenges), Parksville, BC or the Canadian Cancer Society.

To send a condolence to the family please visit Yates Memorial Services 1.877.264.3848 "Lives Cherished and Celebrated"


Great Scott! November 7, 2018 Ginger sashayed forth on her final trip.

Born June 26, 1930 daughter of Maud Elizabeth Macpherson (d.

July 28, 1951) and Harry Wilfred Crossin (d. November 14, 1973), sister of Bill Macpherson Crossin (Linda May Keyser).

Mary Ruth was a proud graduate of Branksome Hall School, a Brown Owl in the Girl Guide Association and a graduate of Macdonald Hall, Guelph. Ginger was a member of the Junior League of Toronto, Regent of the Edward Johnson Chapter of the I.O.D.E, Guelph and proudly served as an elected trustee on the Wellington County Board of Education.

Dear wife of Theodore Tafel (d.

June 22, 2015) for 34 years and proud 'Nana of Nine', Aimée and Alexandra Puthon, Gwynne and Maeve Allanford, Abigail and Katie Allan, Marlisa (Joao), Kalli and Steffi Ringelberg, Mother of John (Kelly South), Betsy (Andy Puthon), Kathy (Patrick Ford), and Bill (Suzi Chick d. November 14, 2013) lived 20 years in Guelph with Max Allan (d. August 4, 2004) to raise their four red heads. Loving stepmom of Lisa (Maarten Ringelberg), Tedi and Carl Tafel.

In March 1981, Ginger accompanied Bev Thring to her daughter Mary's wedding in London, England, where she met the brides godfather, Theodore Tafel. They married September 26, 1981, she moved to Toronto, where her life took a new exciting course.

With the children of both families taking their steps away from home, Ted and Ginger took off too. Following a one-month trip across Asia, they agreed that flying every other day was not for them. In 1983, they began their fabulous exploration of the world with a 6-month trip, in a truck, from London to Nairobi. Over 34 years and more than 100 trips together, they explored over 140 countries preferring the slower longer routes that took them into people's homes.

Ted and Ginger loved their snowbird home and friends in Sandestin, Florida. They shared a love of golf and for many years playing six months in Florida and at their Toronto "golf homes" Ladies Golf Club of Toronto and Mississauga Golf and Country Club.

Friends will be welcomed by family on Saturday, November 10th 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West. No flowers please. To celebrate Ginger's life; raise a glass, mind your manners, be good company and te-da-teda-te-da-te-da.


Passed away peacefully at St.

Michael's Hospital on November 3, 2018 following a brief illness. Born in Shanghai on October 13, 1933, Pearl's family moved to Hong Kong during the war. Pearl studied geography at Hong Kong University and piano with Professor Harry Ore. Each would have a lasting impact on her life. Pearl became a world traveler in her seventies, ascending Machu Pichu in her eighties; and previously gave piano instruction at her home in Clarkson, during which time she obtained a second degree, in music, from the University of Western Ontario.

Pearl was pre-deceased by her husband, Wai Hung (Arthur) in 2003. Arthur had become severely disabled in 1990, and Pearl devotedly took care of him at home for many years. During this time, Pearl established a new life for herself, with many new friends and interests. This included, in particular, serving as a volunteer interpreter at Mount Sinai Hospital for seventeen years, where she helped hundreds of families, from delivering difficult news to helping mothers in childbirth. This was a reflection of Pearl's kind and generous spirit, "called to God's work and ... a guardian angel dedicating herself to caring and helping family and friends", as noted by her dear sister, Ruby.

Left to mourn are Pearl's daughters, Grace (Guy Lancaster) and Vivian (Norman Dionne). Pearl is very much missed by her loving grandchildren, David and Rachel, and by extended family in Hong Kong, the United States and Canada.

Many, many thanks to the wonderful staff at St.

Michael's Hospital, for whom gifts of recognition to the palliative care unit would be preferred, in lieu of flowers.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at Pearl's parish church, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, in a private family gathering.


April 11, 1926 - October 15, 2018 Celebration of Life November 24, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm The View on Lonsdale 2121 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver, BC In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Whistler Search and Rescue.

Just go to and you will have the option to dedicate the donation to William Beckel if you want.


1924 - 2018 Celebration of Life A gathering of family and friends to celebrate and remember Martha will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 2 p.m. Anyone wishing to attend who has not received an announcement, kindly contact the family.

Donations in Martha's memory may be made to The Keith and Martha Wake Family Foundation c/o The Toronto Foundation (


Passed peacefully at home November 6, 2018. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Donna (2015).

Loving father to Paul (Celine), Greg, Sandra (Dr. Leo Vos) and John (Susan). Much loved grandfather to Julianna (Dustin) Weidman, Laura, Jonathon and Mathew Vukson, Sara and Connie Vukson, Aaron, Jennifer (James Rogers) and Cory Vos, Caroline (Steve) Funston, Elizabeth (Scott McIntosh), Timothy and Emma Vukson; and great-grandfather to 8.

Survived by his sisters, Marie Lindberg, Helen Baccoka; brother, Ron (Nancy); brother-in-law, John Colbert and sister-in-law, Gerda Smith. Predeceased by his brothers, Dan and Michael; sisters, Anne, Betty, Diane, and Florence.

He will be missed greatly by nieces and nephews and many friends and neighbours in Toronto, London, and Brantford.

Nicholas was born in The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovens on February 25, 1925.

When he was 2, he immigrated with his parents, Aron and Mara (Trbovic), to Sault Saint Marie, Ontario. At the age of 15, he delivered telegraph messages and then left his home to take a position with the CNR telegraph office in Southern Ontario. On his 18th birthday in 1943, he enlisted in WWII by joining RCN. He trained as a Telegraphist (Special Operator) and was assigned to the Frigate HMCS Lanark protecting convoys from Newfoundland to Londonderry. When Germany surrendered, he immediately volunteered to serve in the Pacific theatre, but the war ended before first sailing. Nicholas returned to the private sector, met the love of his life, Donna, had four children, and enjoyed 45 years with CNCP Telecommunications in Toronto. He loved gardening, skiing, singing, and keeping up with current events. When not attending innumerable family events and grandchildren's programs, he loved travelling with Donna. Nicholas will be deeply missed. He was completely dedicated to his family and met life's challenges with an unflinching determination.

His devotion and love for all he undertook in life has been a beacon of inspiration to all.

Friends will be received at the Dennis Toll Funeral Home, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford Sunday 2-5 p.m., and at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll on Monday, November 12, 2018 from 10:30-11 a.m. with the funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment to follow in the Ingersoll Rural Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the War Amps and Presbyterian World Service and Development.

Personal condolences may be sent at


February 8, 1925 November 1, 2018

Peacefully at his residence, Ian passed away in his sleep.

Predeceased by brother, Donald; survived by brother, Norman (Anne); uncle to Sheila Jones (Ken); greatuncle to Andrew Osborne; uncle to Sandra Graham (Andrew) and Tom Wills (Katrina); and great-uncle to Angelika, Charlotte, Adam, and Duncan of Oakville. Ian never married but kept touch with his many relatives across Canada and USA.

Funeral at the family plot, Belleville Cemetery, November 13, at 11 a.m. May he rest in peace.


Of Toronto and Lucknow, Ontario; died after a lengthy battle with cancer on November 3, 2018 at age 66 in Toronto, surrounded by family. Beloved husband of Virginia (Ginny) Duff MD, and devoted father to John-Alex Duff- Wilson. Son of the late John (Jack) Douglas Wilson and the late Doris Kathleen Wilson (nee Webster) and stepson of the late Helen May (Kimber) Wilson (nee Harris).

He will be dearly missed by his sisters, Janet Dickie (Walter) and Joan Wilson; and by his nieces and nephews, Hannah, James, Jacob, Tammy, Rob, Andrew, Sarah and their families.

John recently retired from his position as Arbitrator with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. He had been working with York Street Dispute Resolution. He served on the Consent and Capacity Board for several years.

John was passionate about his farm, his horses, his vines and anything nautical. A brilliant mind who delighted in witticisms.

Memorial service to be held at Mt. Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mt. Pleasant Rd., (East gate entrance) on Sunday, November 18, 2018. Visitation at 1 p.m. with service to follow at 2 p.m. in the Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory may be made to The Esophageal Research Fund at Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation, The Foundation Fighting Blindness, or Balance for Blind Adults.

For online condolences and donations, please visit


Peacefully, in Montreal, on Thursday, November 8, 2018.

Beloved husband of Lilian.

Cherished father of Noah, and Laura; and father-in-law of Matthew Gans. Cherished grandfather of Sarah, Rebecca, Ethan and Hannie Gans. Brother-in-law of Goldie and Hershey Warshawsky.

David will be sadly missed by all his family and many friends.

Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 JeanTalon St. W., Montreal, on Sunday, November 11, at 12:00 noon. Burial in Montreal. Shiva at 5300 Ch de la Côte-Saint-Luc 3rd floor, Sunday only. Continuing in Toronto, Monday through Friday at 336 Runnymede Road, with evening services at 4:45 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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