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Tuesday, December 18, 2018 – Page B15


A celebration of Stephen Barootes' life will take place on February 25, 2019 at The Pilot (Stealth Lounge) 1pm - 4 p.m., 22 Cumberland St., in Toronto. Please call (416) 923-5716.


It is with profound sadness the family announces the passing of Maureen Catherine Galloway December 15, 2018 at St. Michael's Hospital Toronto.

Beloved wife of Murray G.

Galloway. Loving mother of Kerri (nee Duggan) (Frank Andreoli) and Michael Duggan. Loving stepmother of Ross Galloway (Liz Marshall) and Lynn Galloway Goboly (Nicholas).Cherished grandmother of Christopher (Lindsay), Thomas (Danielle), Nicholas, Kayley; greatgrandmother of Sofia; and step-grandmother of Brody.

Loving sister of Carol Thompson. Predeceased by her parents, James Sullivan, Adeline Sullivan (nee Mugan); and sister, Geraldine Roblin (Sullivan).

She was a graduate of St.

Michael's Hospital, School of Nursing. She loved working as a public health nurse in Durham Region with disabled children. She served two Lt.

Governors General at Queens Park as a volunteer and was awarded the Queens Jubilee Medal. She rose to become a Dame in the Order of St.

Lazarus. She also took an active role working with the Gardiner Museum."Moe" as she was called, loved to entertain, travel, play bridge and was a sports fanatic.

Elegance was her middle name.

She had a wonderful sense of humour which she shared with family, friends and strangers alike. Above all she loved her family. She saw the beauty in everything.

Maureen will be sorely missed.

The family will receive friends at Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge St. (South of Steeles Ave.) Toronto, on Tuesday, December 18 at 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. The funeral will be at Jerrett Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 19 at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 8361 Yonge St. in Thornhill.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Order of St. Lazarus, Toronto Commandery Hospice Inc., 119-660 Eglinton Ave. Box 417, Toronto M4G 2K2.


Passed away peacefully at home on December 15, 2018.

Cherished mother of Honor McLachlin (Andrew Fraser), Sarah Atkins (Mark) and Lindsay Ryan (David). Much loved grandmother to Adam and Colin Fraser, Connor and Madeline Atkins and Campbell Ryan. Beloved wife of William (Bill) Humphries. She was loved by her brother, Leighton McCarthy (Brenda); as well as her large extended McCarthy and Wilckes families. Fondly remembered by her first husband, Ian McLachlin.

Rennie was born February 5, 1941 in New York City to John and Ruth McCarthy, raised in Toronto, and attended Bishop Strachan School, Neuchatel Junior College, McGill University, as well as OISE at U of T.

Some of her happiest years were living in Calgary (1977 to 1985), full of skiing, hiking, golfing and camping with family and friends.

Our mother was passionate about volunteering at the Junior League of Calgary, the Glenbow Museum and Ronald McDonald House. The Georgian Bay held a special place in her heart; she would return every summer to spend time with family and friends at her cottage on Longuissa Bay.

Rennie satisfied her boundless curiosity by traveling to faraway places and exploring the world's wonders. She will also be remembered for her love of the ballet, opera, cooking, art and music.

We will miss her beautiful smile, her laughter, her strength, her loyalty and her love.

The family is grateful to her tireless and loving caregivers, Tsering, Yeshi, and Choenyi, who helped Rennie navigate the challenges of her final years with grace and dignity. Thank you also to the staff at The Briton House, where she lived her final years.

As well as the doctors and nurses from the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care.

Family and friends are invited to join in a celebration of Rennie's life at Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto on Friday, December 21st at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson Canada or The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

Rennie is now at peace and will be always in our hearts.


March 13, 1925 December 14, 2018

David died peacefully at Lakeridge Hospital in Oshawa, Ontario on Friday, December 14, 2018. Much loved father of Sarah and Andrew and uncle of Martha Denning, Miriam McDermott and Stan Jones; fond grandfather of Kathleen and Robert Jones and Robert, Thomas and James Kenny, Patrick Beatty and Rosalind and Christian Breen. He was predeceased by his beloved wives Evelyn Hyndman and Kathleen (Kay) Barry, and his brother Stanley.

David was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 13, 1925, to Stanley N. and Miriam (nee Haney) Jones. He was educated at Ravenscourt School, The University of Manitoba Law School and Cambridge University, England.

David would want you to know that his legal career as a barrister and solicitor, which began in 1951 in Winnipeg, was initially in the field of general commercial law. But in time, he became a specialist in the field of administrative and transportation law, appearing with increasing frequency on behalf of clients before federal and provincial regulatory boards, commissions and tribunals concerned with operations and freight rates of railways and with licensing and operations of provincial truck lines.

Besides his law practice, David was for many years a member of the Council of the Manitoba Bar Association, and the Manitoba Council of the Canadian Bar Association. He served a term as Editor of The Manitoba Bar News. He was also honorary solicitor for the Salvation Army and a member of its Winnipeg Advisory Board. Between 1952 and 1966, David was an adjunct lecturer at the University of Manitoba Law School, teaching the Law of Tort and Administrative Law.

When Parliament enacted the National Transportation Act in 1967, creating the Canadian Transport Commission, David was invited by the federal government to become a member of the Commission and Chairman of its railway tribunal. The Act created a new regulatory framework for Canada's railway industry and required the Commission to ensure that railways were operated safely, to investigate when they were not and to prescribe the necessary corrective action. David served two 10-year terms at the Commission, retiring in 1987.

David's children would want you to know he was an enthusiast for and enjoyer of (in no particular order) Charles Dickens, Sherlock Holmes, Winston Churchill, Pierre Trudeau, Lester Pearson, Tommy Douglas, Gilbert and Sullivan, Laurel and Hardy, John Cleese (especially in Fawlty Towers), Monty Python, Buster Keaton, Benny Goodman, Stanley Holloway, border terriers, lemon meringue and pumpkin pie, all things chocolate and any occasion where ice cream could be served. He was always in favour of the meticulous investigation and punishment of chicanery, the thorough defeat of despots, and fairness.

He was a devoted and loyal father and uncle who encouraged his children to be whatever they wanted to be as long as they gave it their all; and supported them throughout. He will be missed.

Donations in David's memory to The Salvation Army or The Shepherds of Good Hope in Ottawa would be welcome.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Lakeridge Hospital who looked after David with kindness and compassion.

Cremation has taken place.

Services will be held at the Accettone Funeral Home, 384 Finley Ave., Ajax on Thursday, December 20th, at 3:30 p.m. with a visitation at 2:30 p.m. Interment will take place in the spring at Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa.


Trailblazing radio operator, singer, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, mentor, pragmatist and nurturer passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 15, 2018 in Burlington, Ontario. Muriel was predeceased by her loving husband, Norman. Beloved mother of Laura Kupferschmidt (Gerry), Cassie Kraemer (the late Raymond), Margaret (George Hall), the late Reta Flanagan (John), the late Archie (Ellen), Paul (Kathy Isford), Carl (the late Judy), Janet Magdanz (John), Theresa Buitenhuis (Brian) and Tim. Cherished grandmother of 26 and great-grandmother of 26. Predeceased by her parents, Isaac and Laura Scott, and her seven siblings.

Muriel was born in Toronto in 1921. Following graduation from high school, Muriel worked at the Canada Customs Office before becoming one of the first female Radio Operators at Malton Airport during WWII. Muriel met Norman Macdonald while carpooling to Malton and they married in 1945.

Norman completed a BASc at the Ontario Agricultural College and they subsequently moved to Burwash prior to settling in Guelph where they raised their 10 children.

Muriel's passion for music started as a member of the Toronto Children's Choir and followed a path through light opera productions and choirs, culminating in Elder Hostel productions of Gilbert & Sullivan.

She also spent considerable time playing bridge, reading and teaching children with disabilities to swim. Muriel's generosity of spirit, grateful heart, grace, determination and wittiness are gifts her children will always treasure and strive to emulate.

Special thanks to the amazing staff at Billings Court Manor in Burlington. Your kindness is greatly appreciated and will always be remembered.

Visitation will take place at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street, Burlington on Friday, December 21 between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, 4072 New Street, Burlington on Saturday, December 22 at 9:00 a.m. Interment at St. James Cemetery, Toronto.

Donations to the Salvation Army or Heart & Stroke Foundation will be appreciated.


November 27, 1921 December 14, 2018

Peacefully and surrounded by the love of his family, we announce the passing of our dear father, Jim Scandrett just 18 days after his 97th birthday. Jim was predeceased by his beloved wife and best friend of 64 years, Phyllis (Hanley).

He will be greatly missed by his four children, Peter (Christina), Barbara Stanton (Warren 2001) Martha and Jane Manning. He was the adored "OPA" of Catherine (Adrian), Robert (Diheen), Jamie, Ellie, and Evan Manning, David (Kim), Heather, Luke (Kenny), Amy (Dave), and Christopher Stanton, Andrea (Neil, Saskia and Oskar Bulstrode).

Jim grew up in Toronto and attended Whitney School and Jarvis Collegiate. From the get go, he participated in a variety of different sports which lead to many lifelong friendships. In the class of '39 at Ridley College Jim was known as Scandy and recognized as an excellent athlete who quarterbacked the football team, was a playmaker on the hockey team, and a batsman on the cricket team. He toured England playing cricket with the Canadian Colts. Jim was a very active "Old Boy" serving on the Board of Governors, and as a class secretary. He participated in many fund raising efforts for the school.

A World War 2 Veteran, Jim came home to join the family firm Hayter and Scandrett Ltd.

Together, with his brother Bill they grew the business into a very successful tea and coffee importing company. The firm was known as the leading Canadian importer of quality tea from India (Assam), Ceylon and coffee from Kenya. The brothers were both active Presidents and Past Presidents of The Tea and Coffee Association of Canada.

Jim was an avid golfer and lifetime member of The Toronto Golf Club as well as Honorary President.

He was a passionate curler at the Toronto Cricket Club. At the B&R he was also Past President and a lifetime charter member.

There and at Balmoral, he was an eager and excellent bridge player always on lookout for a game, playing right up until his passing.

Jim loved sports on TV. He was an expert armchair quarterback and could call a play before the play. He rarely lost a 'pool'.

An excellent cook, better than all of his children, Jim never saw a "pepper" he liked and he always found reason for ice cream. In 2015 he moved to his comfortable home at the Amica at the Balmoral Club. We gratefully acknowledge and thank the entire staff for their kindness and support. Jimmy never ceased to amaze. His optimism, sense of humour and generosity were part of his everyday life. He gave all of us a wonderful life.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the Spring of 2019. If desired, donations made in memory of Dad to The Salvation Army or the Canadian Cancer Society would be welcomed.

Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through HELEN SHARPE After a full and rewarding life, Helen Sharpe died on December 16, 2018 in Jerusalem. She is mourned by her sister, Bubbles Koblinsky; her children, Ricki and Steven, and Mark; her grandchildren, Rachel and Ryan Landen, Spencer, Emily Sharpe and Micky New, Benjamin and his fiancee, Ardith, Samuel and his fiancee Jenni; her greatgrandchildren, Scarlett and Aria Landen; and countless others whose lives she touched.

Helen was born in Toronto, May 15, 1932, to Sam and Ann Meyers.

She grew up in Toronto, graduated from Harbord Collegiate and began her studies at the University of Toronto.

Helen's plans changed when she married Sydney Sharpe, and as a 20-year-old bride, moved to Windsor. Her boys were born and raised in Windsor. Helen devoted herself to her family, to her volunteer work and her fight to free Soviet Jews. When, in the mid-1970's, Helen was obliged to find a job, her friend Harvey Strosberg offered her one as a secretary in his law firm. In no time, Helen realized two things: she had none of the skills necessary to be a secretary, and second, she wanted to be a lawyer. With Harvey's encouragement, she applied to, attended and graduated from the University of Windsor Law School, and, at age 50, was called to the Bar.

She practised law in Windsor for a number of years before moving to Toronto to be closer to family.

Helen immersed herself in her family and continued to practise law. She also took up the sport of dragon boat paddling, the eldest breast cancer survivor by decades of all her teammates. As well, Helen undertook several tours of duty as a Sar-El volunteer, serving on IDF bases across Israel. She greased tank parts, packed medics' kits and painted and refilled jerry cans.

At age 70, Helen decided to fulfill her lifelong dream to make aliyah and move to Israel. By herself, with no family and few friends, she moved to Jerusalem and set about making a brand-new life for herself. By force of her personality and her character, she was able to quickly develop a number of deep friendships. She was welcomed into their families, and in turn, those families became a cherished part of her own family. Despite a number of health challenges over the last 17 years, Helen loved her life in Jerusalem and would not have traded it for anything. The quality of her life in Israel was due in no small part to the love, devotion and commitment of her friends.

That devotion was incredible and it was mutual.

Sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, lawyer, 45-year breast cancer survivor, dragon boat paddler, Sar-El veteran, dear friend. Helen was a force to be reckoned with. May her memory be for a blessing.

Burial took place at Eretz Hachaim cemetery in Israel, and shiva began there. Shiva will continue in Toronto on Wednesday, December 19, at 400 Walmer Road, West Tower, PH 6, between 2 and 4 p.m. and 7 and 9 p.m. Shiva will continue until 4 p.m. on Friday, December 21.

Memorial donations may be made to One Family Fund, (416) 489-9687.


In loving memory of our dear father, brother, husband and son. Your family misses you every day.

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