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Wednesday, January 10, 2018 – Page B14


Douglas "Doug" Joseph Boron, of Hanover and formerly of Kincardine, passed away with family by his side, at home on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the age of 71.

Beloved husband of Dr. Susan Boron (née Enkin).

Remembered by his brothers, Jeff Boron (Linny DVine) of Victoria, BC., Wes Boron of Tiverton, ON; and brother-inlaw, Chris Boron-Musick of Kincardine, ON. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Audrey (née Bailie) Boron; and sister, Lisa Boron-Musick.

Doug was passionate about everything. Within and beyond his position as Palliative Care Director in Kincardine, Doug's life work was support for the dying and their families.

A professional artist, he painted powerful, flowing colour field canvasses. He inspired young artists, teaching at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Georgian College.

He was a farmer, maple syrup producer, photographer, machinist, a builder. An accomplished outdoorsman, he shared his passion for hunting, fishing, conservation with many, including the young people he mentored, but essential to him was time outdoors alone with his dogs.

He could not stand by, he fought injustice in any form his entire life.

Visitation will be held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes St, Kincardine, ON, on Friday, January 12, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with the funeral service to celebrate Doug's life at 11:30 a.m.

Memorial donations to the ALS Society of Canada, GreyBruce Animal Shelter, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at http://www.daveylinklaterfuneralho


Passed away at home on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the age of 90 years. Beloved wife of the late Basil Brown.

Loving mother of David and his wife, Wanda, Wendy Brown and her husband, John Cameron, and Hugh and his wife, Shelley. She cherished her family which now extends to 7 grandchildren and 7 great- grandchildren. They brought her joy. Curling and her time spent at Georgian Bay were a close second.

Memorial services will be held at the McDougall & Brown Funeral Home, 2900 Kingston Road, 416-267-4656 on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 5 p.m. Visitation from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. prior to the service.

Private cremation. Online condolences at


On Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Sunnybrook Hospital.

Beloved wife of the late Carl Conway; loving mother and mother-in-law of Jeffrey Conway and Elisabeth Desbiens, Edward Conway and Ruth Hoffman, and Robert and Debbie Conway; dear sister and sister-in-law of Morton and Doreen Silverstone, and the late Clara Bornstein, Estelle Herman, and Lillian Pomer; devoted grandmother of Linda and Jean, Joan and Tomer, Jamie and Meena, Richard, Carl, Courtney and Jonathan, Matthew and Melanie, Stacey and Alex; and great-grandmother of Clara, Jeremy, Zoe, Brandon and Psakhye.

At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Interment in the Court Ahavas Achem section of Dawes Road Cemetery. Shiva at 684 Briar Hill Avenue, Toronto.

Memorial donations may be made to the Phoebe Conway Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 416-780-0324 or online.


Our brilliant shining star first appeared on Christmas day 1975, but has suddenly and prematurely burned out 42 short years later, just after Christmas 2017 (January 4, 2018).

Adam's stellar trajectory touched many with his kindness and consideration. The light that shone from his intellect was sweet and dazzling. His guitar and the singing from his soul comforted, thrilled and entertained wherever he travelled.

Here on earth, we all stand in shocked disbelief at his sudden disappearance and implosion, leaving a huge hole in our sky.

Adam leaves behind Alison, his soulmate of ten years and mother of his own new rising star, Hazel Frances Porter Evans who, having inherited his mind, is now attacking music with the same intensity that he showed at the age of five and who is avidly learning about the other incomparable stars in the universe.

Others left gazing upward include his dear and close brother, Denham, with his wife, Laura and daughters, Lillian and Adelaide.

Standing behind them are his parents, Helen and Paul, and the vast array of personal and business friends and associates at Google, Applanex, PCI Geomatics and around the world.

His passion for astronomy is legendary. Working from his backyard observatory in downtown Toronto with the assistance of Sam, his dog, and a single malt, in spite of the light pollution, he captured extraordinary images of nebulae that were published in National Geographic et al. ( Adam gave his all to everything that he tackled. His star dust will be cast upon his beloved Belmont Lake as soon as it thaws.

On Saturday, January 13th, there will be a gathering to honour Adam at the Steam-Whistle Brewery, Toronto from 2-6 p.m.

Words will be spoken at 3 p.m.


June 22, 1949 January 4, 2018

Peacefully, on January 4, 2018 at Ian Anderson House, Oakville, at the age of 68. Loving husband of 43 years to Audrey; devoted father to Tim (Christin) and Jeff (Melissa); and adoring grandfather to Hannah.

Michael is also survived by his mother, Melba; brother, Ron (Jane); and sister-in-law, Laurie.

Predeceased by his father, Shaun; and sister, Barbara.

He will be greatly missed by his entire family and numerous friends. Many of his cherished friendships were built in the Canadian spirits industry, where he worked for several decades as an accomplished and respected executive.

Michael was a lover of music, an avid golfer and an incessant reader. He enjoyed traveling the world with Audrey and experiencing all that life had to offer. In his retirement, he gave his time as a volunteer where he found great reward in helping others.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 18 from 6-9 p.m. A celebration of Michael's life will take place on Friday, January 19 at 1 p.m. Both are at Glen Oaks Funeral Home, 3164 Ninth Line, Oakville.

Donations in Michael's memory can be made to Ian Anderson House or Distress Centre Halton.


Raymond Gervais passed away on January 6, 2018. His charisma, wisdom and generosity were noted.

Major artist on the Canadian scene, his innovative work pursued new paths for conceptual art, performance and sound exploration. Whether working in a record store as a young man, organizing new music concerts, programming music at RadioCanada, or writing multiple essays over time, he is remembered fondly by many. He received the Ozias Leduc Prize (Fondation Émile Nelligan, 2010) and the Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts (2014).

He was married to Chantal Pontbriand; and is the father of Antoine Gervais (Carmen Gabriel); and grandfather of Arthur.

Family, friends, colleagues and followers are invited to the "Chorus around Raymond Gervais", at Alfred Dallaire Memoria, 1111 Laurier Ouest, Montreal, Saturday, January 13, 2018, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Valet parking) A donation can be made to help the newly created Raymond Gervais Fund for a Grant to a Young Artist. For info:


At the age of 96, Stan passed away very peacefully at the Amica Retirement Home, Dundas, Ontario.

He is survived by his wife, JoAnn; daughters, Heather Haworth (Donald Macdonald) and Susan Strong (Joel); grandchildren, Tom and Jamie Guildford, Nicole and Jeremy Strong; and greatgrandchildren, Lily, Gabriel, Kinley and Ethan Guildford.

Stan was outstanding in his field as a banker. He rose up the ranks from an accountant to manager, corporate manager, V.P. international credit, CIBC.

At 60, he established Bank Leumi Toronto. He ended his career as an auditor with the Bank of Canada. He was most proud of his contributions to his communities. He was an active member of the Rotary Club. He established the Junior Rotary Club in Lorne Park. He also established the tennis organization in Carlisle.

Stan was the driving force in the development of Cliff Court Park. He was an avid member of the Amica Glee Club.

He asked to be remembered as "a fellow who tried to do his best to help his family whenever he could."A funeral and reception will be held at St. George's Anglican Church, 7051 Guelph Line, immediately north of Derry Road, Campbellville, Friday, January 12 at 2:00 p.m.

Interment will occur Monday, January 15 1:00 p.m. at York Cemetery, North York.

Donations may be made to the Royal Botanical Gardens, ON. Eastern Blue Bird Society or Rotary Club Foundation.

Online condolences can be made at


On Monday, January 8, 2018 at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Risa Maker beloved daughter of Pauline and Larry Maker; dear sister and sister-in-law of Joshua and Shannon, and Dara Maker and Barry Cayen; devoted aunt of Asa, Eli, Ezra, Noa, Hannah, Zachary, Nolan, and Marlowe.

Taken too soon. Determined and courageous to the end.

At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (three lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Interment in the Temple Har Zion Section at Pardes Chaim Cemetery. Shiva at 72 Laureleaf Road, Thornhill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Temmy Latner Centre For Palliative Care, 416-586-8203.


On January 5, 2018 at Sunnybrook Hospital, the Honourable William P.

Somers passed away peacefully from heart failure. Dad endured numerous physical challenges over the past few months, all of which he bore with characteristic determination and grace. He was particularly happy to have hosted his family on Christmas Day and was in fine form, enjoying an old fashioned or two, good food and the comfort and company of those he loved.

William was born February 26, 1933 in Toronto, Ontario to parents, Geoffrey and Maggie Somers. Boyhood was spent crisscrossing the country with his mother and his lifelong best friend, his older brother, Geoffrey. His days as a boarder at St. Andrew's College left an indelible mark and he remained heavily involved with the school as a loyal old boy and Board Director. After graduating high school, he attended McMaster University and The University of Toronto where he received his BA in English. William then attended Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Bar in 1957, thereafter pursuing a successful litigation career with Osler Hoskin, followed by Montgomery Cassels, and then as a founding Partner with Dutton, Brock, Somers. From 1991 until his retirement in 2008, he served honourably in the Ontario Court of Justice.

While at U of T, Dad met the love of his life, Sally Wigle. They married in 1957 and remained together until Mum's untimely passing in 2013.

Together they forged a strong and loving bond, and provided a caring and welcoming home for their three sons. The Somers home on Lytton Blvd.

became the centrepiece of the North Toronto driveway hockey universe, with Dad playing goal in his unique style, and Mum overseeing food and beverage service from her well stocked commissary. Summers were spent on the warm shores of Georgian Bay and Muskoka, and we have many fond memories of endless nights on the screened-in porch at Beaumaris being regaled by Dad's mirthful story telling. He was also an active member of The Toronto Golf Club, The Badminton and Racquet Club and the Delray Beach Club in Florida, where he spent many winters in retirement with Sally enjoying the warmer lifestyle.

William leaves behind his son, Sandy (Gillian) and their daughters, Andrea and Kate; and his son, Tony (Julie) and their children, Ellen, Heather and William. He was predeceased by his son, Peter whose widow, Jennifer Loft Somers (Crisp) now lives in Calgary, along with their daughters, Maggie Somers and Rosie Somers (Crisp). He provided his family with wonderful memories of their father, father-in-law and adored "Didi", and touched so many friends and acquaintances with his unique combination of wit and charm, and his sincere interest in their lives.

Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to a visitation at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, on Sunday, January 21st from 4-7 p.m. A Memorial service will be held at St.

Clement's Anglican Church, 59 Briar Hill Avenue, on Monday, January 22nd at 2 p.m., with reception to follow at the church. In accordance with William's wishes, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to either the Canadian Cancer Society ( in memory of his son, Peter, or to the St. Clements Church Foundation (


It is with great sadness that the family of Emily Blanche Slaunwhite (nee Shippelt) announces her passing on December 29, 2017. She passed away peacefully, after a massive stroke, surrounded by her loved ones during her final week of life. Emily (also known as BaBa to her family) was born in New Hill, Alberta on April 16, 1933. Emily will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 57 years, Ronald; and their children Michael (Francoise) and children Makayla, Adam, Diane, Nathalie, Thomas; Deborah (Andrew Coombs); Patricia (Peter Verheyden) and children Nathan, Hailee, Jordan; Ronda (Gordon Hicks) and children Cameron, Derrick, Jeffrey, Jacqueline and Angela; and Donald (Mona) and children Sierra and Tristan.

Emily will be fondly remembered by her sisters, Sofie (the late Tom Gilks) and Helen (the late Len Lang), as well as her extensive and loving western family. Emily will also be fondly remembered by her eastern (Ronald) family, her brother-in-law Murray (Agnes); sister-in-law Sandy (Ed Shortell) and sister-in -law Fay (the late Len Slaunwhite) and the rest of the eastern family.

Emily was predeceased by her siblings Mary (the late Tom Klampski); William (Jean); Angeline (Cliff Embree); Michael (Eleanor); and baby Blanche.

Friends and family are invited to gather at Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Saturday, January 13, 2018 after 1 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Sacred Space at 2 p.m.

followed by the interment and reception. Online condolences

Those who so desire may make a memorial donation to the Ottawa Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Clifford Bowey School Foundation. Rest in Peace Emily (BaBa) - we love you very much.


Christmas Eve, December 24, 2017, we lost our gorgeous beloved Kathy, wife to Harm DeJonge; mother to William DeJonge-Ward; aunt to Melanie Fenwick; and sister, Debi Ward,; predeceased by her sister, MaryEllen; and parents, Betty and Bill Ward (Canadian Black Book).

Kathy will always be remembered and respected as the female icon in what was once the male dominated automobile industry, always reaching for the top! Never letting anyone down, always putting laughter in the room, making you feel important, as her father always did, cherished and loved the people she worked and associated with.

She loved her work as she loved her home life! She will never be forgotten, always loved! Anyone that knows Kathy doesn't need to be told of her accomplishments in life.

A celebration of Kathy's life will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. tributes starting at 3:00 p.m. at Universal Eventspace, 6250 Hwy 7, Vaughan.

Please...generous donations to her favored charity "Tim Horton Children's Foundation" where every dollar goes to the kids! Some people come into our lives and Leave everlasting footprints in our hearts! Priscilla Ruth Webb "Percy" (nee Lindsay) March 15, 1930 January 5, 2018 Percy died peacefully in her sleep at St. Peters Hospital in Hamilton after a short battle with leukemia.

The beloved only child of "Slim" and Ruth Lindsay, Percy was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. Graduated first in her class from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. Percy moved to Canada in 1949. A natural athlete, she was an especially graceful skier. On the slopes at Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, she met Peter Armine Webb, a Winnipeg native and member of the Black Watch.

They were married - a dashing pair - in 1955. While Peter pursued a career in advertising, Percy devoted herself to raising their three sons, Duncan (now married to Stephana Bottom), Bruce (now married to Kira) and James (now married to Hilary). More recently, she loved nothing more than spending time with her six grandchildren, Theodore, Kathryn, Madeline, Angus, Flora-Grace and Fergus.

Percy also had an active professional life. Her exceptional eye, her passionate curiosity and her gift for telling the stories that make culture come alive inspired a long and fulfilling relationship with the Art Gallery of Ontario, starting with her work on the Junior Women's Committee and ultimately leading to her role as Director of the Education Department and leader of art tours to Japan, Italy, and the Canadian Arctic.

With great personal style and a marvelous twinkle, she had a second career as a master landscaper, bringing her magic touch to gardens all over the GTA and Niagara region. In later years, she was an enthusiastic docent for the Shaw Festival and an active member of St. Mark's Anglican Church in Niagaraon-the-Lake.

Warm, charming, thoughtful and always game for adventure, Percy also developed many strong relationships with wonderful friends in Toronto, Niagara and many other places, to whom the family is grateful for their love and support of our wonderful mother. As one friend writes, "Percy was always the one you wanted to sit next to at a party - and the one you wanted to talk to when you were down."

We also wish to extend our thanks to the palliative care staff at St. Peter's Hospital for their care of Percy, ensuring her passing was peaceful and dignified.

A funeral service will take place at St. Marks Anglican Church, Niagara-on- the-Lake, at 11:00 a.m. on January 20, 2018. The family asks that any consideration of support be directed to T.E.A.D. (The Equestrian Association for the Disabled).




After a brief illness, Caz passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Monday, January 8, 2018. Beloved husband of Suzanne Desjardins. Loving father of Sharon (Michael Croxon), Sheila (Mark Edgar) and Mark (Tracey Mikita).

Dear Papa of Anna, Grace, Sarah, James, Julia, Zach and Noah. Baby brother of Mary (the late John Buchowski), Verna Wisniewski, Peter (Doris) Wisniewski and the late Joe (Marie) Wisniewski, Lazo (Mickey) Wisniewski, Steve (Jane) Wilson, Ann (Bill) Friel, Jean (Roy) Grenon, John Wisniewski and Michael (Cheryl) Wisniewski. Uncle Caz will be remembered fondly by his many nieces and nephews.

Remembering the mother of Sharon, Sheila and Mark, the late Anne Wisniewski.

Caz enjoyed a successful career in real estate and the restaurant industry. He enjoyed golfing and spending time with family and friends at his cottage on Lake Muskoka.

Family and friends may be received at the Glen Oaks Funeral Home, 3164 Ninth Line, Oakville ON, between 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

on Thursday, January 11th and between 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. on Friday, January 12th. Service to follow at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 12th.

Friends may make donations to the Credit Valley Hospital. Online condolences can be made at

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