Thursday, January 18, 2018
HONOURABLE ALLAN MCNIECE AUSTIN
March 7, 1928 January 12, 2018
His family is saddened to announce that Mac died peacefully at Belmont House, Friday, January 12th.
Beloved husband of Margaret Kyle for 66 years. Adored father of Allan (Lyn), Jim (Sue) and Tom (Rosaria).
Devoted and loving grandfather of Maggie (Jeremy Packard), Gren, Graham (Mallory Lazarus) and Michael.
He was the third son of Allan McNiece Austin and Alice Dickinson. He was predeceased by his brother, James McNiece; and is survived by his brothers, John Beresford and Richard Jackson; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Mac was born and received his early education in Chapleau, in Northern Ontario, before following his older brothers south to attend Trinity College School in Port Hope. He went on to Victoria College at the University of Toronto and was a member of the first class to graduate from the University of Toronto Law School.
He was a student, associate, partner and managing partner with the firm now called WeirFoulds, LLP. From 1987 to 2003 he served as a judge in the High Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for Ontario. After retiring from the bench he returned to WeirFoulds and participated in arbitration and mediation work.
He was a natural athlete and an accomplished cross-country runner, and he loved sailing and skiing well into his later years. He was a dedicated and long-time member of Eglinton St. George's United Church.
He loved God, his family and his work. He loved life.
We are profoundly thankful for the care he received from the whole team at Belmont House.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 20th.
A Service of Thanksgiving will be held on Monday, January 22nd at 2:00 p.m.in Eglinton St. George's United Church, 35 Lytton Boulevard, Toronto M4R 1L2.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Mac's memory to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 20 Eglinton Avenue West, 16th Floor, Toronto M4R 1K8, http://www.alzheimer.ca. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
MORTIMER BROWN P. Eng "Monty"
June 16, 1921 January 13, 2018
Predeceased by his wife, Frances; and brothers, Jeff and Bert.
The eldest of four boys, he is survived by his brother, Leslie of London, England. Loving father to Carol Brady (Mike) of Caledonia, Jacqueline Sargent (Bob) of Georgetown and Robin (Susan) of Whistler, B.C. Grandfather to Meghan, Courtney, Jared (Meredith) and Sean; and Greatgrandfather to Sydney.
Born in Bromley, Yorkshire, and a graduate of the Leeds College of Technology in Mechanical Engineering.
Commissioned to the British Army, Monty served in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. He was transferred to the Indian Army where he commanded workshop companies serving in Southeast Asia, specifically India, Burma, French Indo-China and the Dutch East Indies. He was discharged in 1947 with the Rank of Major, and returned to England where he married and began a career in manufacturing research.
In 1952, he immigrated to Canada with his family, initially working at Westinghouse in Hamilton, Ontario, as a member of the team that produced the first Canadian Homing Torpedoes. He later returned to the aluminum industry.
In 1969, Monty co-founded RAM Partitions, which manufactured moveable walls and later office partitions. He then joined Nightingale Industries, one of Canada's leading office furniture manufacturers. He was responsible for the product INTERLOC for which he held the patents.
In 1983 he accepted a new challenge: the development of Teknion Furniture Systems as President, supported by Global Upholstery. Since its inception Teknion has grown to become of one the world's premier companies in the international office furniture systems market. Monty retired from Teknion as Chairman.
Monty Brown served as an elected Trustee on the Oshawa Board of Education, and a Director on the Board of the Danny Grossman Dance Company, The Design Exchange and the Business and Institutional Manufacturers Association of Canada.
Monty lived by the rule "form follows function." His excitement and passion came from leading new products in the design phase thru manufacturing to the end product - finessed and driven by function, predicated on rationale and logical thought. From his time in the army until his retirement, his curiosity in the composition of systems and structures drove him to enhance and create unique applications and solutions. This curiosity extended to the world around him, which he travelled extensively. From a young age he was actively engaged in fitness, he was an avid sailor, racing keelboats and became a lifelong patron of the arts. Devotion to family was evidenced in the loving care he sought for his wife Frances in her battle with Alzheimer's, and the worldly experience he provided each of his grandchildren to attend Neuchatel Junior College in Switzerland and travel throughout Europe for their final year of secondary school, finally joining each of them for graduation and one last sojourn.
Special thanks to Comfort Keepers of Oakville, Monty's team - Gina, Joan, Nanette, Cristher and Dr. Corrine Breen for their compassionate care and commitment to Monty and family over the past 5+ years. Also to the staff at Churchill Place for recognizing and engaging "Major Monty" every day.
Family and friends are invited to join us at the J.S. Jones and Son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, Georgetown, 905 877-3631 on Thursday January 25th from 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
(with visitation from 10:00-11:00 a.m.) Reception to follow at North Halton Golf and Country Club.
In lieu of flowers, at Monty's request, memorial contributions to The United Jewish Appeal, Salvation Army, Alzheimer's Society or Oakville Hospital would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit http://www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com
November 27, 1924 January 12, 2018
Age 93. Physiotherapist, church organist, gracious hostess, friend, wife, mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother. Shirley died in Rideaucrest Home, Kingston after several months of gentle decline.
Born in Mankato, Minnesota, she was the daughter of a papermaker, Parker Faler, and his wife, Hilda (Knoff) Faler. She was raised in Iroquois Falls, Ontario before graduating from U of T as a physiotherapist in 1945. Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Colonel C.V. (Chuck) Carlson. She is survived by son, John, and his wife, Alice (Daverne); and son, David, and his wife, Sarah James; grandchildren and their families include Dan and wife, Katie (Bellefontaine), with children, Brenna and Ronan; Andrew and wife, Alex (Belton Brown), with children, Wesley and Cedric; Mark and partner, Kirsten Newman; Heather and Chloe.
Shirley began playing the organ at the Iroquois Falls United Church at age 12 and shared her gift of music for the next 80 years, singing, directing choirs and playing the organ. Wherever "The Army" posted her and Chuck, she became the church organist.
Even in retirement, she served as organist for many years at Elgin United Church, and most recently at the Royale Place in Kingston. Both Chuck and Shirley were young officers when they married in 1947-she outranked him at the time, and Chuck for the next 63 years delighted in observing that the ranking had never changed. Together they served Canada in 4 countries and travelled to 45 others, with Shirley working as a physio, or mother, or Senior Officer's Wife.
And always there was the music.
"Music was the soundtrack of her life" (paraphrasing Dick Clark).
A Memorial Reception will be held at The Royale Place, 2485 Princess Street, Kingston on Sunday January 21, 2018 from 2:30 until 4:00 p.m. An Interment Service will be held at St. Alban's Cemetery, Adolphustown at a later date. Thanks to the professional and caring Rideaucrest staff for making her last few months more comfortable; and thanks to her friends and staff at the Royale for their friendship, particularly in the years since Dad died.
In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation or a charity of your choice. (Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Scotland Funeral Home, Elgin, 27 Main Street, Elgin; 613-359-5555 or at http://www.scotlandfuneralhome.com)
COLONEL JOHN H.C. CLARRY MBE, ED, CD, QC
Lawyer, soldier, woodlot proprietor, beer lover, generous provider. John Hamilton Cameron Clarry passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 12, 2018. Born September 20, 1919 in Calgary to parents Ernest and Jean Clarry. Survived by his three children and five grandchildren: Susan (Sara and James), David (Andrew and Cameron), and Michael (wife, Michelle, and son, Max).
Predeceased by the love of his life, Elizabeth Joy Denton Clarry; and his sister, Norah.
Displaced to Toronto by the Great Depression, where he attended and graduated from UTS, University College at U of T, and Osgoode Hall (Silver Medal recipient).
John's lifelong connection with the Canadian military began as a cadet at UTS, and progressed through overseas duty during the Second World War, and continued with militia duty, culminating as Honorary Colonel of the 25 (Toronto) Service Battalion. His connections also included 35 years of volunteer service with the Army Cadet League, and enjoyment and leadership with the Royal Canadian Legion and the Royal Canadian Military Institute. Recognition included the Order of Orange-Nassau for his contribution to Canadian military operations in Holland at the end of the war, Past Honorary Counsel of the Conference of Defence Associations, Honorary President of the Royal Canadian Military Institute, and the Colonel John H.C. Clarry Award recognizing Ontario's top large cadet corps.
His legal career with McCarthy Tetrault spanned over 40 years, including a period as Managing Partner. During that time he was valued by clients and colleagues as someone adept at translating complex legal issues into business terms and translating business agreements into clear and useful legal documents. He was a quiet, progressive person who provided thoughtful insights to clients and numerous Boards on which he served, as well as being a mentor to younger lawyers.
John's personal life was centred on family and on Grasshopper Park, the family weekend retreat and reforestation project. He understood that time and a few thousand seedlings could turn an abandoned farm into a thriving forest, and watching that come to fruition over the decades gave him much pleasure.
The family wishes to thank John's amazing caregivers from Premier Home Health for their dedication and kind and gentle support over the past few years.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 2:00 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Friday, January 19th. Funeral service to be held in Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Avenue on Saturday, January 20th at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to the Army Cadet League of Canada (Ontario), 1200 Markham Road, Suite 527, Toronto M1H 3C3 (http://www.canadahelps.org), or Haven Toronto (formerly the Good Neighbours' Club), 170 Jarvis Street, Toronto M5B 2B7 (http://www.haventoronto.ca), or another charity of your choice. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
YOLANDE RUTH MOSES "Lani"
Of Toronto, passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, January 16th at Toronto General Hospital with her family at her side.
She survived by her husband of 48 years, Charles; daughter, Alexandra (Kevin McKeag); sons, Michael (Esther Jun) and Jonathan; grandchildren, Ailis and Seamus McKeag and Lola Moses; sisters, Diane Cathro and Cynthia Ferris; and brother, Doug Nugent; and she was predeceased by her brother, John Eastwood.
Lani will be remembered for her love for life and her joyful creativity, which she celebrated with her many cherished friends, especially Julie Macdonald, Lynn Morgan and Susie Gunn.
The family will be holding a private service and a memorial will be held at a later date.
Condolences through Humphrey Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Garden Club of Toronto or the Toronto Botanical Garden.
On Wednesday January 17, 2018 at Sunnybrook Hospital. Carolyn Nadler, beloved wife of Peter.
Loving mother and mother-in-law of Debbie Stern and Alan Lipman, Lara and Peter Kaufman, and Jennifer and Shane Citron. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Stephen and Vivian Ruby, Eleanor Nadler, Audrey Kumer, Caren Ruby and the late Gerry Ruby. Dear grandmother of Matthew, Ryan, Nicole, Kailee, Russell, Rachel, Carley, and Joshua.
At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday January 18, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Interment at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva will be held 577 Old Orchard Grove, Toronto. Memorial donations may be made to The Canadian Hadassah-WIZO 416-630-8373.
DIANE MARIE POMROY
It is with great sadness we announce the death of Diane Marie Pomroy (nee Chapman). Di passed away in the evening of Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Ian Anderson House at the age of 70.
Beloved wife of Ray Pomroy for 43 years. She was a devoted mother to Victoria and her husband Todd, Georgina and Mark. A loving Granny to Alexandra and Samuel whilst also being an aunt, a greataunt, and a sister-in-law. She leaves behind her sister, Shirley; but was predeceased by her twin brother, Ian. Di's love, friendship and "Joie de Vivre" will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved her.
There will be a private family funeral followed by a celebration of life. The dates will be announced later.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in Di's name to Ian Anderson House, 430 Winston Churchill Blvd, Oakville, ON L6J 7X2.
Please visit our Book of Memories and extended obituary at http://www.wardfuneralhome.com
PANCRAZIO SICILIANO "Tello"
With profound sadness we announce the passing of Tello Siciliano at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto on Friday, January 12, 2018 at the age of 85.
Devoted and much loved husband of Fiorella for 51 years. Cherished Dad Giacomo (Jack) Siciliano and his wife Rita of Ashburn and Barbara Gualtieri of Font Hill. Nonno of his grandchildren Freddie, Cate, Matteo and Dante.
Fondly remembered by Anna Maria Bacci. Predeceased by his sisters, Felicia and Venera; and brother-in-law, Oscar.
Visitation at Barnes Memorial Funeral Home, 5295 Thickson Rd. N., Whitby on Friday, January 19th, from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Then to St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church, 903 Gifford Street, Whitby on Saturday, January 20th for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m.
Entombment will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Whitby. In memory of Tello, memorial donations to World Vision or St. Michael's Hospital Foundation (Trauma).
Messages of condolence and shared memories can be left for the family by visiting barnesmemorialfuneralhome.com
On Friday, January 12, 2018 in Jupiter, Florida. Beloved husband of Audrey. Loving father and father-in-law of Judy Wilson and Albert Wong, Alan Wilson and Fran Alexander, and Simone Wilson and Jeff Norden. Dear brother of the late Harry Wilson, Esther Middlestadt, Izzy Wilson, Lou Wilson, Frank Wilson, Lil Donnenfield, Sidney Wilson, Bertha Savlov. Devoted grandpa of Kailey and Garrett, Julie, Zoe, Eva, and Hannah. Devoted greatgrandfather of Avery.
At Benjamin's Park Memorial, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. Interment at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to The Morris Wilson Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 416-780-0324.
RICHARD BENNETT BOARA
In loving memory of Richard Bennett Boara November 16, 1956January 18, 2008. Very sadly missed, loved always by his wife Anne, daughters Caeleigh, Shaughna and Kim, family and friends.