Wednesday, September 19, 2018
GWENDOLYN PHYLLIS JANE ARNOLDI
October 2, 1927 September 13, 2018 In her 91st year, after a short illness at Mt. Sinai Hospital.
Beloved wife of 53 years to Peter (deceased) and sister to Arthur Winnington-Ball (deceased), Gwen will be greatly missed by her children, Frances (Peter Main), Charles, and Elizabeth (Blaine Ross). She was the much adored granny to Alexandra and Christopher.
Mom was a graduate of Trinity College and the Hospital for Sick Children nursing school. She loved her work as a pediatric nurse and continued to volunteer at HSC long after she had retired from active nursing practice.
She lived her entire life in the same North Toronto house and was a lifelong parishioner at Grace Church on the Hill.
She took pride in remaining active well into her final year.
Her greatest joy came from spending time with family and friends, with the occasional glass of chardonnay.
Many thanks to the excellent care she received in her last days at Mt. Sinai. The funeral will be held at Grace Church on the Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 22, reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Grace Church on-the-Hill and the Hospital for Sick Children.
GARRY MCMASTER CUFF
Passed away on August 13, 2018 in his 76th year following a courageous battle with IPF. A celebration of life will be held at The Caledon Ski Club located at 17431 Mississauga Road, Caledon; September 29th, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
DR. WILLIAM DAVIDSON (Bill)
1930 - 2018
After a full and wonderful life, Bill left us on September 14, 2018 after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family.
Bill grew up in Glasgow, Scotland with his six siblings. In his youth, he served in the British army as a radio mechanic in Singapore.
After his tour, he returned to Scotland and graduated from medical school at the University of Glasgow. He ended up in Canada via Carbonear, Newfoundland as a General Practitioner. In 1962, he arrived at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto where he worked as a paediatric intern and then Chief Resident, eventually earning his Fellowship in Paediatrics. In 1972, Bill served as a paediatric volunteer doctor in the Vietnam War caring for orphans.
Back in Toronto, Bill started his own paediatric medical practice in the mid-70s. He also worked in Dr. Norman Epstein's allergy office and was on the neonatology clinic staff at St. Michael's Hospital.
An incredible 50 plus career in medicine and paediatrics.
An extremely proud Scot, Bill was an avid, competitive sailor out of the National Yacht Club (known best for Gunboat), a reckless skier at Craigleith Ski Club, a lover of fast cars, and a Sudoku and Jeopardy expert. A Medical Officer for the 48th Highlanders and a beloved member of the Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir, Bill was also an exceptional story teller with a wry sense of humour. He was unapologetically unique and remarkable in his individuality.
Bill met his wife, Pat, a paediatric nurse, during a lumbar puncture on a baby in the infectious ward at SickKids. Normally an intern would leave immediately to let the nurse comfort and settle the baby. After the procedure, Bill held and comforted the baby until the crying stopped.
Pat sensed that this doctor was an exceptional man - and the rest is history! Loved by many others including his daughter, Katherine Kennedy (Peter); stepdaughters, Linton Carter (James Darling) and Sarah Carter; siblings, Helen Wylie (Bill), Margot Barrie (John), Peter Davidson, Bobby Davidson (Janice), Kenneth Davidson (Patsy), and Jim Davidson (Marion).
Grandpa to Colin, Bridget, Georgia, Samantha, Alex, Ella, Oscar, Isidor, and Kara. Adored by another 10 nieces and nephews, their 20 kids, and the thousands of children he cared for as a pediatrician from the mid-1960s until six days prior to his passing.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial gathering for drinks and desserts will be held at the University of Toronto Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks Street, Toronto on October 1, 2018 at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to SickKids Foundation http://my.sickkidsdonations.com/BillDavidson
1934 - 2018
Charles Diamond passed away peacefully on September 14, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Survived by his devoted wife of 59 years, Isabelle; his three children, Craig (Carrie), Alan (Leora) and Helene (Jorde); nine grandchildren; two grandsons-inlaw; three great-grandchildren; his brother, Gordon (Leslie); and many nieces and nephews.
Charles will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
He was a first generation Canadian born in Vancouver, B.C. to Jack and Sadie Diamond.
Charles lived his 84 years with great vigor. Guided by values of family, faith, compassion, integrity and philanthropy, Charles' greatest pleasures were being with Isabelle, raising their family and seeing them grow up to be responsible adults and, in turn, instilling these important family values in their children.
His devotion to family was the undisputed priority in his life.
Charles would recount growing up in Vancouver in the '40s and '50s as both fun and challenging.
Overcoming a serious case of polio as a teen, Charles bravely fought back, finished high school, obtained his law degree from University of B.C. in 1958 and proceeded on to a lifelong, successful business career. From his first job at the Broadway Food Market at age 12, until his health forced him to be away from his office this past summer, Charles thrived on going to work. Working with his father Jack at Pacific Meat Company and the Exhibition Park Racetrack; with his brother, Gordon, at West Coast Reduction; and with his son, Craig, at BC Turf, JET Equipment & Tools and West Coast Seeds, his passion for business shone bright.
Charles would say business was in his DNA and that was passed down to him from his father at a very young age. His business principles (integrity, fairness, and family) were guided by the same key values that guided his life. In addition to his family business, Charles was active on the Boards of the Economic Development Corp and John Labatt Company for many years. He loved to recount how the Blue Jays (owned by John Labatt) took the World Series Title in the early 1990s while he was on the Board, and receiving a championship ring as a perk.
Throughout his life, Charles maintained a strong sense of community and philanthropy.
His compassion and generosity were well known to those who were close to him. Whether serving as President of Schara Tzedeck Synagogue, heading up a major fundraising campaign for the CJA or cheering his wife on for her tireless work at BC Children's Hospital, Charles was always the first to support worthy causes with his generosity, wisdom and energy.
In the last dozen years, Charles and Isabelle would escape the Canadian winters and enjoy their home in Rancho Mirage, CA where they enjoyed a wide circle of friends from both sides of the border.
Charles' life was full and rich.
He loved travel, art, good wine, salmon fishing on the BC coast, reading, cars, music, and golf.
If you had a chance to ask him about his life he would simply answer that it was "perfect."
The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Dr. Kassen, Dr. Nasmith, Dr.
Hatala and the compassionate staff at the St. Paul's Hospital Palliative Care Unit as well as to all those whose support meant so much to the family.
The Charles Diamond Memorial Fund has been established at the Congregation Schara Tzedeck in Vancouver.
HUGH C. EVANS
Professor Emeritus of Physics at Queen's University, passed away peacefully in his sleep at Kingston General Hospital on September 12, 2018 in his 88th year. Survived by his sister, Jenny Davey (Fran); and his longtime close friend, Ken Davey. Although Hugh never married, he was a thoughtful and adored uncle to Chris (Carole) of Oakville ON, Megan (Deceased, 2014) and Katherine (Patrick) and family (Alex and Kimberly) of Ste Anne de Bellevue, QC.
Hugh spent his boyhood in Chatham, ON, and, following in his father's footsteps enrolled in mining engineering at Queen's, but soon became engaged by the challenge of particle physics and switched to engineering physics (BSc 1955). He completed a MSc in physics (1957) and went on to complete his PhD at the University of Glasgow in "Natural Philosophy" (Glasgow's name for Physics) (1961).
He returned to Queen's, teaching in Engineering Physics and researching in subatomic physics, culminating as an important member of the team that built the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory at the bottom of a working mine, a project that resulted in a Nobel Prize for Art McDonald, the originator and Director of the project.
Hugh had two other passions, sailing, and the natural world.
As a sailor, he was a member of the Kingston Yacht Club, and for many years was an enthusiastic competitive racer in small boats and assisted with the organisation of the 19th Olympic sailing competition in Kingston.
Eventually, after observing that he could get the same sensation by standing in a cold shower tearing up hundred dollar bills, he together with his friend, Sam Lazier, purchased the Islay, an historically important 38 foot ketch. Designed and built by the Professor of Civil Engineering at RMC, it was the first all-aluminum welded hull constructed. Many enjoyed the hospitality of a day sail or the annual sail around Lake Ontario. There was an ambitious trip along the TrentSevern System to Lake Huron including his nieces and nephew and their parents.
He was also a devoted lover of the natural world, originating with the Christmas bird census and trips to Point Pelee in Chatham.
He became an expert birder, and a committed member of the Kingston Field Naturalists, serving a term as its President in 2006-08.
These activities have resulted in an extraordinarily diverse group of friends in Kingston and elsewhere. By Hugh's wish, cremation has already occurred, and no formal funeral ceremony has been planned, although a celebration of his life will probably be organised later. Those who wish to salute his memory may make a donation in his honour to the Kingston Field Naturalists or to the scholarships and prizes that will be established at Queen's by his estate.
JUDITH ANN KELLY
1943 - 2018
Judy peacefully passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018 after surviving cancer for two years.
She will be missed by Martin Lilley; her daughters, Catherine, Jennifer and Rachael; their husbands, Kevin, Bruno and Joe; as well as her adoring grandchildren, Maxime, Camille, Sebastien, Luke, Maya, Jade and Ava. She will also be dearly missed by Robert, Katherine, John, Andrew Lilley and their families. She leaves behind her beloved sister, Joan Lee, husband, Jerry; and their children, Susie and Jonathan and their families.
Judy touched hundreds of people with her light, and had many real friends who are all better for knowing her.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 4:00 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 20th. A celebration of her life will follow in a few weeks.
Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
DON POWER, FCIP
October 1, 1930 September 16, 2018
End Of An Era Son of Frederick Joseph and Olive Mary.
At sunrise, Sunday, September 16th, Don left us peacefully, for the Maple Leaf Gardens of the sky. He cherished 48 years of marriage to the love of his life, Betty. 70+ years of rink time with Jack Sheedy, Joe, Gerry, June, Corinne, Dr.
Bob, Dr. Don, Don Park, and all the Old Timers. Brother of Fred, uncle of Doug. Beloved father, mentor, hero of Patrick, Maricon Power, Ann-Marie Power, Denise and Benjamin deBray. Proud Papa of Lauren and Jake Power, Abigail and Aidan deBray. A most wonderful man whose humble spirit, love and smile touched every soul in a room. Don Power lived his 88 years to the fullest with a few key priorities: Family before everything, laugh and dream big, love bigger, play hockey, eat apple pie, and, never ever give up.
The family would like to thank North York General Hospital, Dr.
Bruce Topp and Dr. Bob Brock for their tremendous care.
The visitation will be held 6 - 9 pm Thursday, September 20th at R.S.
Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge St. Funeral Service will be held 10 am Friday, September 21st at St. Gabriel's Parish, 670 Sheppard Ave. E.
Donation in Don's memory may be made to St. Michael's Hospital Foundation Cardiac Care Unit.
Condolences may be made at http://www.rskane.ca
MARIE STEFANUK (nee ONYSCHUK)
September 5, 1924 Fish Creek, SK September 15, 2018 Kitchener- Waterloo ON Marie Stefanuk (nee Onyschuk) passed away peacefully on Saturday September 15, 2018 surrounded by her family in St. Mary's General Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario. She was 94 years old.
She is survived by her son William (Bill) Stefanuk, daughter-in-law Nancy Stefanuk (nee Burgers), and three grandchildren Mike, Tony, and Darren. She is also survived by many cherished relatives. Marie was predeceased by her beloved husband Michael W. Stefanuk in 1989, her parents Peter and Francis Onyschuk, brothers Bernie and Joe Onyschuk, and her sisters Kaye Merkowski (George) and Pauline Lebitka (Lawrence).
Visitation to be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street S., Waterloo ON, on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St.
Louis RC Church, 53 Allen Street East, Waterloo, ON on Saturday, September 22 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at Erb & Good Family Funeral Home Fireside Reception Room. Burial will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery in Saskatoon SK following cremation at a later date.
Condolences for the family and memorial donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Kidney Foundation may be arranged through the funeral home at http://www.erbgood.com or by calling 519-745-8445.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Babbette ("Babs") Tennant (nee Crowe) on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Belmont House at the age of 89. Babs was born in Wickford England on April 13, 1929. Loving mother of Louise (David); and proud grandmother of Elizabeth, Julia and Stephen Woollcombe.
Predeceased by her 12 siblings, she will be deeply missed by her nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.
Her love of life and family, energy, determination, kindness and generosity were an example to us all.
Donations in memory of Babs can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. For details regarding the funeral service, please contact a family member. Many thanks to the staff on 3 West at Belmont House for their exceptional support and care.
DAVID JOHN WRIGHT
1961 - 2018
With great sadness - and much gratitude for a life lived to the fullest - we grieve the passing of Dave Wright on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the age of 56. He leaves behind his wife and soulmate of 32 years, Karen, and their daughters Shannon, Katie and Lindsay. Also mourning his loss are his sisters, (Karen Wright and Janet Wright); his motherin-law, (Roberta Vice); Karen's siblings and sister-in-law, (John and Debbie Vice, Cathy Smart); his many nieces and nephews, (Matt, Drew and Michelle, Sarah, Geoffrey and Stephen, Rachel and Tracy, Brendan and Conor) - and countless others who remember him as a trusted, generous, witty and loyal friend. Dave was predeceased by his parents, (Sondra and Allan Wright), and Karen's father, (David Vice).
Karen and Dave met in 1983 when they were both working at Peat Marwick in downtown Toronto. It was love at first sight, and they were engaged eleven months later. Their life together was built on love, shared values, a commitment to family, and a 'seize the day' mindset. They were supportive of each other in their respective careers, and over the years shared many adventures on the golf course, ski slopes and music halls. They considered themselves very fortunate to have had many wonderful friends, and appreciated that their life together was richer as a result.
First and foremost, Dave was a family man, cherishing his time with Karen and his three girls above all else. Many of the family's happiest times were spent at their cottage on Lake Joseph. It was here, away from phones and TV, that they shared many special moments including campfire singsongs, a love of reading and time on the water.
Dave especially enjoyed family dinners where he and Karen could simply sit and connect with the girls.
As Dave would say, his love for his girls was infinite. He led by example, and instilled in them the importance of honouring your commitments, and always giving your best in everything you did.
He was an eternal optimist, and saw every experience in life as a valuable teaching moment. He and Karen were tremendously proud of their daughters, empowering them to be or do whatever they chose.
Dave was born in Toronto, and graduated from Western in 1983 after studying business at the Ivey Business School. He joined Peat Marwick as an auditor, earning his CA in 1986. He moved on to a finance position at Nortel; during his two years with the company in Calgary, Dave and Karen made some lasting friendships and developed an affinity for the mountains. From Nortel, Dave moved to Microsoft holding Senior Leadership positions, and finally fulfilled his entrepreneurial desires in co-founding Agora Consulting Partners, a softwaredevelopment consulting firm in Toronto.
Dave was extremely generous with his time and expertise, never missing an opportunity to give back. He was an avid coach, serving on the boards of the North Toronto Basketball Association and the Lawrence Park Athletic Association. He mentored many young women, encouraging them to take up coaching and to give back. At Ivey, he was a pioneer on the entrepreneurship advisory board and its longestserving chairman. He will be remembered by the countless Ivey alumni who were fortunate enough to have him as a mentor, coach, judge or instructor.
Notwithstanding his many personal passions and professional accomplishments, Dave was humble and unassuming, always putting others before himself. He was kind, smart, generous and funny. We will miss him dearly, and his optimistic and gracious spirit will live on.
We are indebted to the talented team at Princess Margaret Hospital for the wonderful care Dave received throughout his cancer journey.
A celebration of Dave's life will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 21 at The Concert Hall, 888 Yonge Street, Toronto.
Visitation prior at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Dave's name to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation (thepmcf.ca), or to Kidsport Ontario (kidsportcanada.ca/ ontario) would be appreciated.