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Friday, July 6, 2018 – Page B16


Following a short illness, John passed away peacefully at home on June 25, 2018, in his 91st year. Loving husband of Marcia (deceased) and former husband of Gwynne (deceased). Beloved father of Jay, Stacey and Matt and their families. Stepfather of Doug and Sean. Born in Richmond, Surrey, England, John arrived in Canada in 1950 to make his mark on the world. He spent the next 40 years helping to advance the boat-building industry in Canada through the advent of fibreglass construction. John joined Cuthbertson & Cassian Ltd. (C&C Yachts) in 1965 as its fibreglass consultant and yacht broker. He remained with C&C several years before forming John Burn & Associates, a yacht brokerage business, in Oakville.

John was a popular figure in the boating community and will be fondly remembered.

In keeping with John's wishes, a cremation has taken place and a gathering for friends will be held at a date in future. In recognition of John's love of the wildlife on his doorstep, donations to the Toronto Wildlife Centre, would be appreciated.

JOHN DOUGLAS FOWLER P.Eng "Jake" April 5, 1931 - July 1, 2018

John "Jake" Fowler passed away peacefully on July 1, 2018 and will be sadly missed by family and friends. Jake is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Bette, nee Gray; his three children, Scott (Lucille), Gray (Rachel) and Heather; and his five grandchildren, Lauren, Ryan, Ellen, Jack and Anna; as well as his brother, Donald (Joyce) of Ottawa. Jake was predeceased by his sisters, Toni Millar and Judith Fowler.

Jake graduated with honours in Metallurgical Engineering in 1955 from Queen's University where he served as President of the Engineering Society and was elected permanent president of Science 55. Jake also received the prestigious Queen's Tri-Colour award upon graduation which is the highest tribute that can be paid to a student for valuable and distinguished service to the university in non-athletic and extra-curricular activities.

Jake had a very successful business career which was spent mostly in the building materials and mining and energy sectors.

Jake retired as the COO and Director of Denison Mines after a serving as CEO and President of Lake Ontario Cement for many years. In retirement, Jake served on a number of boards.

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Neweduk Chapel, 1981 Dundas St. W. (at Erin Mills Pkwy.), Mississauga on Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 5 - 8 p.m. A private family funeral service to follow at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Online condolences can be made at

ELEANOR ANNE NESBITT FRIIS January 15, 1946, Ottawa - June 26, 2018, St. John's

With her beloved son, R. Magnus Nesbitt Friis by her side, Eleanor passed away from complications of MS on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at Pleasant View Towers LTC in St. John's, NL. Thank you to the many Newfoundlanders who cared for her so gently.

Eleanor was the adored daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth and Herbert H.J. Nesbitt of Ottawa Ontario. She will be dearly missed by Magnus and his partner, Maliheh; by her brothers, Thos (Vancouver), David (Unionville), and Rob (Ottawa); as well her sisters-in-law, Susan, Deborah and Deanna; her nephews and nieces; her Brady cousins; and her many friends in St. John's, Ottawa, and Toronto.

Eleanor's generosity of spirit and of sharing what little she had (including recipes) with others, her indomitable spirit and wry sense of humour which survived despite many years of challenging and declining health, and her brave, independent and alwaysoptimistic mind, made her truly remarkable. Eleanor taught English, worked as the technical editor for C-CORE at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and loved cats, Shakespeare, Tolkien and dragons. We will cherish her memory always.

If you wish to make a donation in Eleanor's memory, please consider directing your gift to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.


On June 30, 2018, we lost the Honourable Keith Munro Gibson, beloved husband and best friend of his wife of 65 years, Barbara.

Together, they were the twin pillars of their family - including their loving children, David, Bruce and Karen, and their wives, who they loved as their own daughters, Trish and Susan.

Above all, he valued integrity, generosity and kindness. As a respected lawyer and judge, he would always go above and beyond to help anyone who came to his door. At the same time, he defied all medical expectations by eating a well-done steak and fries for lunch every day for probably 40 years.

He had a deep love of history, reading, sports and travelling never lacking in tidbits about golf, our family tree, the Yankees, any war, Muskoka steamships and Swansea, and was the pinch hitter of every successful trivial pursuit team (but probably not charades).

A champion of his four grandchildren - Grant, Matthew, Glennie, and Gracie - he cheered us on at every soccer game, dance recital and graduation. His belief in the importance of education and unfailing generosity and support gave us the opportunity to become anything that we wanted - from musicians, lawyers, tennis instructors or marine conservationists.

While Keith and Barbara have a circle of great friends too numerous to recite here, perhaps none were more timeless or cherished than Frank and Paula Zahniser. After meeting at Windermere House in Muskoka in the summer of 1942, Keith and Paula became fast friends.

That meeting marked the beginning of our American family, celebrated over the years by great adventures in Niagara on the Lake, Montebello and Colorado.

His favourite places included playing a round of golf at Mississaugua Golf Club with partner in crime, Ken Howie, or playing tennis in Siesta Key with David and Bruce.

His parents, Olga and Munro Gibson, would have been proud of the life that he led, in particular, his sense of philanthropy and unbounded willingness to support vulnerable people.

A deep thank you to all of the care workers who took care of him. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by kind, wonderful people. A memorial reception will take place Thursday, July 12, 2018 at the Mississaugua Golf and Country Club from 1 to 3 p.m. Please send condolences to

In lieu of sending flowers, please consider donating to any organization that you think would best reflect the values that he espoused.


Passed away peacefully at home in Ottawa on July 3, 2018, surrounded by his adoring family. Beloved husband of Dr. Jane Prud'homme and loving father of Claire and Anna. Son of the late Carole Diane Lepsoe (nee MacDonald) and the late Johan (John) Lepsoe.

Lovingly remembered by his many relatives in Norway.

Deeply missed by his many friends. His life was a gift to us all.

A service of remembrance will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church on 82 Kent St on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.

Condolences/Tributes/ Donations Hulse, Playfair & McGarry 613-233-1143

JOHN DONALD MOFFATT July 22, 1929 - July 3, 2018

After a rewarding life, and knowing he was loved by his family, friends and God, John Donald Moffatt ("Dint") passed from this world to the next on Tuesday, July 3. He was the son of Elizabeth and J. Melvin Moffatt and brother of Robert and Marjorie, who have gone before him. He and his wife, Anne (nee McKillop) were classmates in the Western University School of Business graduating in 1953.

Together they raised Sue (Rob Brison), Barb (Doug Dunlop) and Nancy who were blessed by their wise advice and endless support.

He was a loving and playful grandfather to Meg (Scott Symes) and Mike, and enjoyed the energy of his great-grand-children, Evan and Jack Symes.

In his careers with Simpsons Sears and later Dow Chemical, he modeled integrity and genuine friendship at work. He was a cheerful curler and was never happier than when he was in a boat, ideally at Bruce Beach. He truly cherished all the good times and people in his life. A devoted member of the Presbyterian Church, particularly St. Andrews in Etobicoke, and more recently Knox in Waterloo, he lived his faith.

His service will be at 11:00 on Saturday, July 7 at Knox Presbyterian Church, Waterloo, ON, with a reception to follow at the church. The service will be live streamed from the church website:

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Knox Waterloo Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice.

A private interment will occur at a later date in Kincardine, near to his beloved cottage.

"Well done, good and faithful servant". Matthew 25:21


Peter Anthony Roman passed away on June 22, 2018 in Toronto.

Beloved son of Olga Roman and the late William "Bill" Roman of Sudbury. Peter was born July 11, 1968 in Sudbury, Ontario. Peter leaves his mother, Olga; and his sisters, Nicki Perpick (Nick), Donna Rudakas (Peter), and Mary-Ann Makuch (Ted). He was the proud uncle of Nicola and Alexandra Perpick and Alex and Ben Rudakas; and also godfather to Alexandra.

He is greatly missed and loved by his aunts and cousins and their families.

The communities of The Church of the Epiphany, Sudbury, and Christ Church Deer Park, Toronto, and the Fraternity of Freemasons, Humber Lodge No. 305, remember Peter in their prayers.

Peter was a graduate of both Western University BA (Hons) and York University (MBA).

Peter was a proud Sudburian and true Canadian. He loved music, especially as it resonated through his trumpet. We will all miss his bright shining smile.

A memorial of "music and memories" will be held at Globe Bistro, 124 Danforth Ave. Toronto, ON. on Sunday, July 29, 2018, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to a "Lockerby Composite School Music Scholarship" established in Peter's name, through Lougheed Funeral Homes Sudbury.

For further information about the memorial or donations, please contact Lougheed Funeral Homes, 705-673-9591,


Peacefully on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, age 94. Loving mother of Samuel Armstrong (Kristine Delkus), Jerrold (Joe) Armstrong (Laurie Bruvall), Jane Armstrong, Mary Ann Armstrong, and Patricia Egan (Tim). Beloved grandmother of Lauren, Joseph, Jake, Lilja, David, and Grace Armstrong and of Mary Jane, Barbara, Charlotte, Elinor, and Brigid Egan.

Predeceased by her sisters Kathleen O'Connell, Margaret McNeely, and Corenne Lang; parents, James O'Connell and Corenne Monaghan; and parentsin-law, Jerrold Armstrong and Lois Ozmun.

Elizabeth, then known as Betty, was born in Lemberg, SK. in 1924 and spent her childhood there and in Melville, SK. She attended Notre Dame College in Wilcox, Sask. for a year and then worked in Regina and Vancouver. A lifelong lover of travel, she had decided to move to Santa Barbara, California when she met and married G. B. (Bill) Armstrong and moved to Carrot River in northern Saskatchewan instead. As Betty Armstrong, she raised her family in Nipawin, Swift Current, Regina, and Melfort, SK; Ottawa, ON.; Yellowknife, N.W.T.; and Vancouver, B.C., as the family followed Bill's work as a public servant. She was an affectionate and happy mother, the centre of our family; she loved raising young people. Betty moved with her children to Peterborough in 1975 and reinvented herself as Elizabeth O'Connell. She worked for many years at Trent University, first in the financial office and then as assistant to the master of Peter Robinson College, a job she loved.

While working at Trent, she was able, 40 years later, to finish her degree, receiving her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Classics.

Wherever she lived, Elizabeth made close and long-standing friends. She faced the challenges of her life with strength and courage, buttressed by her faith and her innate optimism.

Many thanks to the staff at St. Joseph's Health Centre (Toronto) and, in particular, to committed caregiver, Angelie Vias. Visitation will take place at Turner and Porter (Yorke Chapel), Friday, July 6, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at St.

Vincent de Paul Church, Toronto, on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 1 p.m.

Interment St. Peter's Cemetery, Peterborough, ON. In memory of Elizabeth, the family would be grateful for donations to Special Olympics Canada, Covenant House (Toronto or Vancouver) or to a charity of your choice.

GEORGE H. SCHMID 1931 - 2018

Passed away peacefully after a short illness on July 3, 2018.

Son of George C. and Jeannette J. Schmid; devoted husband to the late Maita Paradinas, mother of his two children, Andre (Sonia Sedivy) and Nancy (Charles Killin); and to the late Bernadette Coyle.

Predeceased also by his daughter, Nancy, to his great sorrow. Proud grandfather to Laura (Peter Wieczorek), Emily, Ted, and Nicholas; and great-grandfather of Michael and Adam.

George grew up in various spots on the US West Coast and studied chemistry at University of Southern California. Drafted into the American military, he served in postwar France where he met his beloved wife, Maita, when he offered her a seat at an outdoors opera. They moved to the United States, where he finished his education at Harvard University before heading north to Canada with their two children for a job as a professor of chemistry at the University of Toronto. He lectured around the world, from Kuwait to China.

George's passion for clarinet playing came to the fore during his retirement in Halifax where he was introduced to the vibrant amateur music community and made many dear friends.

As the years passed, he took great pleasure in playing the role of a grumpy old man with cane, yet as his friends and family knew he was generous and unassuming while always ready with a dry quip and keen to share a good tale. He is dearly missed.

Friends and family will gather to share stories and music on Saturday, July 7 at 3 p.m. from Cruikshank's Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street, Halifax. For online condolences, please visit: http://www.cruikshankhalifax

NANCY JEAN WEIR (nee Steele)

Nancy passed away peacefully on June 30, 2018 at Campbell House Hospice in Collingwood.

Beloved wife of 50 years to her husband, Barry. Loving mother of Sheri, and Andrea and her husband, Athanasios Rizos; and step- grandchildren, Giana and Chris. Born on March 11, 1944 in Sudbury to the late George and Marion Steele. Survived by her sister, Georgina (Claude) Levesque; sister-in-law, Marilyn (Win) Bestwick; brother-in-law, Glenn (Denise) Weir; nieces, Lorie, Stacy, Natalie, Nicole; and nephews, Jamie and David.

Nancy graduated in 1966 from St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in Sudbury. She moved to London where she met the love of her life at University of Western Ontario and moved to Toronto.

Nancy loved to swim, curl, golf, shop, and spend time with her granddogs, Keegan and Creemore. She retired in 2002 and moved to Collingwood. She spent the winters in Clearwater, FL with her husband. The family would like to thank Dr. Cornell, Dr. Craig, Dr. Boyd and the staff at Collingwood General Marine Hospital and Campbell House Hospice for the excellent care and support.

As per her wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family service will take place in July. Nancy is greatly missed by all of her family. The family has established a charity foundation and has made a donation to the Campbell House (Hospice Georgian Triangle).

In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates donations in Nancy's name to the Hospice Georgian Triangle - Campbell House in Collingwood. Friends may visit Nancy's online Book of Memories at


It is with great sadness our family announces the passing of our beloved mother Marion at Humber River Hospital on July 4, 2018 in her 88th year.

Marion, cherished wife of the late Jack, loving mother of Susan and David (Laurie), dear Grandy of Ashley (Scott/ Todd/What's his name) and Casey (Matt) and greatgrandmother of Karmyn.

A Celebration of Marion's life will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

"See you later alligator."

Please visit our Book of Memories at


The blow was great, The shock severe, We little thought His death so near, Only those who have Lost can tell The sorrow of parting without farewell.

Forever in our hearts, A wonderful husband, dad and gung-gung.

Donations can be made to the annual John H. Chong Memorial Scholarship at Central Technical School, Toronto.

MAX FIRTEL June 30, 1955 - July 06, 1995

You were the rose-coloured glasses in my life. I won't ever forget you. Love, Marie WILLIAM A. NEATE 1926 - 2014 Bill, I miss your hugs.

Life will never be the same.

I love you Monica

Huh? How did I get here?
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