Tuesday, July 30, 2019
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our dearly loved mother, Joyce Alexander on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at the age of 81. Joyce ("Joy") passed away just as the sun was rising over the Kamloops B.C. hillside and the birds were starting to sing. She was surrounded by her loving children who will miss her dearly.
Joy will be best remembered for her great love of family, and her love of all creatures great and small.
Her grandchildren spent endless summer hours playing in Nanny's pool, enjoying her delicious baking, and joining her for daily dog walks.
Joy had a dog by her side all her life, providing her with much love, laughter and companionship. The spiders, squirrels and crows have also lost a dear friend.
Joyce was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This is also where she learned to love a good prairie wind; a love that remained all her life. She trained to be a Registered Nurse at the St. Boniface Hospital and worked several years there before meeting the love of her life, Bill Alexander, on a blind date.
They married in August 1961 and remained happily together for 37 years. Their married life took Joy from Winnipeg to Vancouver, Mississauga, Minneapolis, New Liskeard, and Burlington. When Joy was widowed at age 60 she moved to Kamloops, where she and Bill had planned to retire, and resided there for the last 20 years.
Joy always kept in contact with her family and small, close circle of friends, no matter how near or far they lived apart.
Joyce is predeceased by her husband, Charles William ("Bill") Alexander; and survived by her three children, Duncan (Rosanna) Alexander, Nancy (Russell) Barnes and Donna (Rob) Brooks; her eight grandchildren, Elizabeth, Alex, Madeline, Cameron, Laura, Katie, Ryan and Becky; sister, Donna (Gordon) Graham; and brother, Dan (Edna) Barlow.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 7 in Kamloops B.C. Please R.S.V.P Nancy Barnes (nrbarnes@telus.
net), with details to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Terry Fox Foundation (http://www.terryfox.org) Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324.
Condolences may be expressed to the family from http://www.myalternatives.ca
MICHAEL JAY BROWN "Chuck"
Born April 27, 1953, in Toronto, died at St. Mike's Hospital, Toronto on July 27, 2019. He leaves the great love of his life, wife Marsha, and beloved daughter Raegan (Rob). He also leaves his brother, PJ (Susan) and numerous in-laws, out-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, all of who understood that it's all about the laughs.
C. JAMES BURRY
Of Toronto, Ontario, age 88, passed away suddenly at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto on July 25, 2019. Devoted husband of Winifrede Rogers Burry for 61 years. Proud father of Guy (Liz Lundell), Donald, and John and "Grandpa" to Kate and Owen, Alex (Melinda Choy) and EmmaLee. Predeceased by much-loved sister Joan Brown and dear sisterin-law Marianne Rogers. He will be missed by sister-in-law Gay Rogers, extended family and many friends.
Jamie was born in Toronto, Ontario, son of James A. S. and Dorothy (Fox) Burry. Jim was in the class of '53 at the Royal Military College, Kingston (#3021) where he earned the nickname "Burro" for his tenacity. He graduated from Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto and then completed a Master of Science degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Jim was a recognized expert in the field of water purification and waste water management. He worked as a consulting engineer at James F. MacLaren Associates as part of the team that designed Canada's first metropolitan-scale sewage treatment plant - the Humber Wastewater Treatment System in Toronto, opened in 1960. Jim later consulted on projects with Gore & Storrie before he became a professor at Ryerson University from 1967 to 1991 - where he was one of the first to provide coursework on computer. He was President of the American Water Works Association and recipient of the Water Environment Federation's Bedell Award. Jim was also a director on the board of St. Marys Cement Company.
Jamie's favorite pastimes were working on the computer, painting military miniatures, genealogy, reading, listening to music, watching anything gridiron and college hoops, driving machinery at Midloch Farm in his penny loafers, and taking many memorable family trips to Florida, British Columbia, and Prince Edward Island as well as Christmases at the Muskoka cottage that he and Win purchased in 1987.
A reception to celebrate his life will take place at The York Club, 135 St George St., Toronto, ON on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund (tscbf.
com) or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Jamie always thought that summer camp was truly important for his boys because it gave him a few peaceful summers.
DONALD JAMES CRAWFORD
February 3, 1926 July 26, 2019 Donald James Crawford passed away peacefully, at the Oakville Trafalgar Hospital on July 26, 2019.
Don was a true gentleman and a man who truly loved his wife, his children, his grandchildren, his great grandchildren, his church and his music.
In September, Don and his wife, Helen Crawford would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. They met at McMaster University, after Helen smartly invited Don to the Sadie Hawkins Dance.
Don loved and always had time for his four children (Fred, Shelley, Tom and Robert), his grandchildren (Amanda, Lindsay, Shannon, Emily, Mike, Sarah, Jacob and Abbey) and his greatgrandchildren (Ethan, Ava, Austin and Maisie). He always loved to hear about their busy lives and activities.
Don also loved his church. Don and Helen were members of Lorne Park Baptist Church and through the years, Don would participate in or chair various committees, volunteer for Out of the Cold, stuff envelops at CBM or even get involved with policy meetings for BCOQ and the Baptist World Alliance.
Don also loved music and at the age of 50, decided that he would start learning the cello. He took lessons, went to camps with teenagers and played in a local Oakville String Group. He loved it. Later in life to continue his love of music, he joined the Kerr Street Singers, took singing lessons and sang with them for many years.
Don grew up in St. Catharines and graduated with a physics and chemistry degree and Masters from McMaster. He joined DuPont where he had a successful career working in Toronto, Montreal and Kingston.
Don took early retirement and rather than slow down, worked for many years with the Jackman Foundation. He had the enviable position of helping to distribute funds to deserving charities and organizations.
For many years, Don spent his free time sailing and boating and also found enough time to get his Private Pilot license and in order to give back to the community, he became a Cub Leader.
For the last 10 years, Don had been having early morning dialysis three times per week at the Oakville Trafalgar Hospital.
This was extremely draining and restricting for Don and Helen.
The nurses, volunteers and other dialysis patients were like family to him and he had excellent care.
Don was loved by many for his great sense of humour, his positive outlook and his exemplary character. He will be missed and remembered with much love.
The Celebration of Life Service will be held on August 2nd at Kopriva Taylor Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Kidney Foundation. Email condolences may be made through http://www.koprivataylor.com.
On Saturday, July 27, 2019. Carole Greenberg, beloved wife of Nate.
Loving mother and mother-in-law of Paul Greenberg and Roberta Gold, Liane Greenberg and the late Rebecca Greenberg. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Margaret and Leslie Singer. Service will be held at Beth Tzedec Congregation, 1700 Bathurst Street, Toronto, on Tuesday, July 30,2019 at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva at 22 Shallmar Blvd, Unit 410, Toronto. Memorial donations may be made to The Carole Greenberg Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation 416-780-0324 http://www.benjamins.ca.
WALTER HOMBURGER CM
It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Walter Homburger, CM on July 25, 2019 at Sunnybrook Veteran's Centre in Toronto, Ontario at the age of 95.
Beloved husband of Emmy (Schmid) during their 58 years of marriage. Dearly loved father of son Michael Homburger (Olivia), daughter Lisa Noel (Richard).
Sadly missed by his four devoted grandchildren Ella and Oscar Homburger and Sara and James Noel. Cherished by his brother Peter Homburger (Ruth) and nephews Phil (Debbie), Dave (Michelle), Steve (Teresa), and Drew (Amy). Predeceased by his brother Wolf Homburger (Arlene) and nephew Paul (Donna) as well as niece Joanna (Britton), and cousins Eve (Jacob) and Ann Homburger, including their extended families.
Loving brother-in-law to Sylvia Schmid and Uncle to daughters Krista Schmid (Christian) and Karin Reid (Cameron) with their loving children Adrian, Marco and Juliette.
During a long and distinguished career Walter's passion for the Arts influenced many, both locally and globally, throughout the performing arts community. Walter will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by those whose lives he touched. The family wishes to thank the staff of Sunnybrook Veteran's Centre, Christie Gardens Assisted Living, and all of the respective caregivers and support workers who have touched our family's life.
A private cremation will take place and a memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at TSO.CA/Tribute or 416.598.5311 and to the Walter Homburger Scholarship with the University of Toronto Faculty of Music at donations.management@ utoronto.ca or 416.978.0811.
JEAN ISOBEL HOWARD (née Bowcock)
Passed away at the Village of Tansley Woods on July 7, 2019 in her 97th year. She will be missed by her son, John (Susan); daughter, Marion (Rusty); son, Bob (Linda); grandchildren, Ryan, Sarah (Gunars), Carolyn and Clifford (Lori Anne). She was predeceased by her parents, Geoffrey and Florence (nee Jones) and her brother, Geoffrey. Jean was a high school teacher and an avid gardener.
A Memorial Gathering will take place at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street, (one block north of City Hall), Burlington (905-6323333), on Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 4-7 pm. For those who wish, donations in memory of Jean to the charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
On Sunday, July 28, 2019 at her home. Beloved wife of Ray Koskie. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Joanne Koskie and Pelino Colaiacovo, and Steven and Peggy Koskie. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Charles Fichman and Marijke Dollois.
Devoted grandmother of Max, Julian, Brandon, and Eve. Loving aunt of Ilona, Carlos, and Joel. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, please see http://www.benjamins.ca for service information. Interment Temple Sinai Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 161 Beechwood Avenue, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Rochelle Koskie Jazz Student Scholarship Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 416-780-0324, http://www.benjamins.ca.
FRENY MADON (nee Sethna)
Passed away peacefully, with her family by her side on July 27, 2019 at the age of 85. Freny was born on December 18, 1933 in Mombasa, Kenya. Beloved wife of Shavak, loving mother of Cyrus (Shilpa) and Dan (Janice). Adored grandmother of Natasha, Maxwell, Shaleena, Farah, Rayna and Mila.
Dear sister of Nargis, Noshir (Banu), Rumi (Hilda). Predeceased by her sister, Roshan and brothers-in-law, Russi and Adil.
Freny cherished time with her family and very wide circle of friends. She always had a warm hug for you and a smile that could light up any room. Freny enjoyed travelling and in particular, spending the winter months in Florida. Freny was a strong, determined and warm person throughout her life and she had all the time in the world for those around her. No matter who Freny came in contact with, she left a lasting impression.
Visitation at Glen Oaks Funeral Home, 3164 Ninth Line, Oakville (Ninth Line and Dundas St. E.
905-257-8822) on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A funeral service will be held at Glen Oaks Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Credit Valley Hospital or Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and would be greatly appreciated.
MEG DUSSAULT (Buckley) September 21, 1957 July 30, 2013 "A true light to those who loved her."
Always loved, Paddy - The Buckley & Dussault families
HILDA ROSALIND NYE (Roz)
Passed away peaceful on July 21, 2019 at Oakville Trafalgar Hospital in her 95th year. Beloved Mother of Laura Hughes (John), Stephen (Carol) and Mark (Cindy). Nan of Sarah, Amy, Tom, Lisa, Carrie, Adam, Michael, Amanda and Bradley. Great-Nan of 10. What an extraordinary life.
Born Hilda Rosalind Harradine in London England, Roz grew up as the youngest of a loving family of six children. School was her passion and she was awarded a scholarship to continue her education. This was not to be, as war broke out in 1939 when she was just 14. She endured evacuation and then survived the London blitz. Roz joined the Navy as a WREN and served her country as a navel switchboard operator.
It was during this time she met and married the love of her life, Jack Nye. In 1949 they set out for Canada with their 1 year old baby to start a new life of hard work and opportunity.
Together they built Nye Manufacturing Ltd in Mississauga, which continues to grow to this day, its success is a testament to the family's drive and innovation.
While Roz's schooling was halted early by war, her passion for knowledge and for learning remained voracious to the end.
She was never far from her books, dictionary and encyclopedias.
Roz was an avid student of Art, Literature, Music, Needlework and Dance. She loved ballroom dancing and competed in many countries. Her last event was in Cancun when she was in her 92nd year and she came home so proud to be first in her class. Later in life, Arizona was Roz's happy place.
She wintered there for almost 30 years, always inviting family to come and visit. When asked her secret to a long and healthy life, her answer was always "Everything in moderation."
By design and through example she showed us how to be curious, how to research, to question and to sometimes challenge.
This passion for learning is the legacy that she gifts to her children and theirs. Mum loved the Wordsworth poem "Dancing with Daffodils" and that is exactly what we are imaging she is doing now. A Celebration of Life will be held for family in September. If desired, remembrances can be made to The Canadian Red Cross.
Letters of condolence, shared stories and memorial donations may be left for the family online at http://www.mckersie-kocher.ca In Loving Memory
MICHAEL EVAN JURIST
June 22, 1985 July 30, 2007 "Life is not measured in years, but by lives touched" Twelve years have passed. But in many ways life has stood still.
Warm memories and family and friends continue to give us comfort and support.
We all hold you dear in our hearts.
We are honored by your legacy and grateful for all the wonderful tributes and programs which keep your memory alive.
You brought us joy and pride and left a huge void.
You are deeply missed, forever remembered and loved each and every day.
Love, Mom and Dad
JOAN BEVERLEY PAUL (nee McMillen)
Joan passed away peacefully at the age of 84 on Friday, July 26, 2019 at home surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of Don, cherished mother of Margo, Gordon (Anne) and Douglas (Lesley).
Dearly loved Nana of Katie (Kyle), Alex (Mitch), Lizzy, Andrew and Jonathan.
Joan was born and raised in East York, met Don while she was in nursing training and Don in medical school and married in 1958. They moved to Collingwood in 1960 to raise their family and, in 1963, settled on Maple Street.
They treasured the lifelong friends they made in over 59 years in our community. Joan participated in many volunteer opportunities during her time in Collingwood.
This work was recognized by the awarding of the Order of Collingwood in 2002.
Visitation will take place at Fawcett Funeral Home, 82 Pine St., Collingwood on Wednesday, July 31 from 6-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at All Saints Anglican Church, 32 Elgin St., Collingwood on Thursday, August 1 at 1 p.m. A reception will be held at the upstairs lounge at the Collingwood Curling Club following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Georgian Triangle, Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation or Royal Victoria Hospital Cancer Care Centre.
The family would like to thank Dr. Myrna Monte for her kind and compassionate care of our wife and mum. Thank you to Hospice Georgian Triangle-Campbell House for their support to Joan and her family during her stay at hospice. The staff and volunteers are truly outstanding and a valued member of our community.
Friends may visit Joan's online Book of Memories at http://www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com
THOMAS EDWARD REED
Was born November 12, 1923, in Gadsden, Alabama. He passed away peacefully on June 30, 2019, in Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, Ontario, at age 95.
Ed was the only child of Kathleen Goulden. He is survived by his devoted wife of 42 years, Maria Teresa (Tere) Reed-Zenzes, his sons Thomas, of Toronto, and Christopher (Laverna), of California.
Ed grew up in San Diego. He loved southern California, and took to the sea as an enthusiastic surfer and observer of sea life. Ed studied at the California Institute of Technology, and did his doctoral research at the University of London. He subsequently pursued research at the University of Michigan, and in 1964 accepted a position at the University of Toronto, which remained his academic base until retirement.
He had an abiding interest in anthropology, which was a complement to his research in human genetics. Thus his appointment at the University of Toronto was a joint one, between the Departments of Anthropology and Zoology.
One of his other passions was travel, and this he did a great deal. He conducted research in a number of countries, travelled for pleasure, and also attended conferences in interesting places.
One such conference was life changing for Ed. He first met his wife Tere in Leningrad at the International Congress of Human Genetics. He adored Tere, who also shared many of his interests, and they pursued these together, at home and on trips around the world, carefully planned by Ed.
His friends considered Ed to be a person of moderation in all things. As he liked to say, including moderation itself. He had a quiet, dry sense of humour.
He could be a little mischievous, but always polite and respectful.
He was an avid reader, particularly of The New York Times and The New Yorker, and was known for his incredible memory. He was a fount of information on many subjects, especially in the sciences.
With Ed around "Googling it" was often not necessary.
He had a joy of life, which included appreciation of fine food, a special affinity for interesting beers, enjoyment of fine art, and a passion for science.
He will be greatly missed by Tere, Tom and Chris, and by those good friends who saw him through this final chapter of his life.