Monday, July 16, 2018
ERNLE DOROTHY VIVIAN CARROLL (née Morgan)
Died peacefully in her sleep in the early morning of April 29, 2018. She had celebrated her 102nd birthday three days before.
She was so happy to meet her fifth great-grandchild, Bryn, who made the trip from Whitehorse for her birthday accompanied by his mother, Lindsay. It was very special to see Ernle holding baby Bryn for hours at a time, playing with his tiny hands and feet.
Ernle was born in Kent, England, grew up in Vancouver and moved to Montréal in her 20s where she met and married Lovell Caverhill Carroll (deceased in 1974.) She moved to Oakville later in life and then to Toronto. Ernle had a positive spirit about life and was always stimulating, funny and good company. She had a wide range of interests, read continuously and, even late in life, would engage accomplished people in well-informed and enjoyable conversation. She was unique and ahead of her time in her progressive thinking.
Her characteristic wit charmed everyone who met her and became her trademark amongst her caregivers, friends and family right to the end. Ernle never wanted to make a fuss and passed away quietly and peacefully, after her full participation in her week-long birthday celebration during which she was surrounded by family.
She is survived by three generations: her two daughters, Jennifer Pelletier (Claude Pelletier) and Esme Carroll (Dr. Earl Bogoch); her four grandchildren, France and Jacqueline Pelletier (Jean-Philippe Paul), and Lindsay (Jon Gorton) and Caitlin Raftis; and her five great-grandchildren, Guillaume, Jasmine, Oliver, Ella, and Bryn. Ernle will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
A special thank you goes to the Claremont Retirement Residence, whose staff exhibited outstanding care and genuine affection for Ernle throughout her seven years there.
There will be a small family gathering at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in August for her burial.
Messages of condolence may be sent to email@example.com.
MARIE ROBERTA DOOLEY
Passed away peacefully, at Wyndham Manor on Monday, July 9, 2018 at the age of 92.
Beloved wife of the late David Dooley. Loving mother of Anne Marie Langthorne (Tom), and Robert Dooley (Simone).
Proud grandmother of Aaron, Christian, Samantha, Alexandra and David. Marie will be lovingly remembered by her extended family and friends.
Funeral Mass will be held at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, 47 Reynolds St., Oakville, on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the church. If desired, donations to St. Philip Neri Church, 2100 Jane St., North York, M3M 1A1, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
MARY EWING JOHNSON (nee Code)
Passed away July 12, 2018, in Huntsville, Ontario, aged 102.
Mary was predeceased in 1994 by George Herbert Johnson, her husband of 53 years. Loving mother of John Edward (Sharon Vance) of Montreal and George Paul (Caroline Mackenzie) of Port Sydney. Devoted grandmother of Mollie Patricia (Edward Morgan) of Ottawa, Constance Mary (Michael Carmichael) of Toronto and Stephanie Pauline Alexandra, also of Montreal, and cherished great-grandmother of John, Marta, Mackenzie and Isabel.
Mary was born in Petrolia, Ontario, on June 22, 1916, the daughter of Abraham Silas Code and Isabel Evelina Gibson, and grew up in nearby Alvinston where she revelled in rural small town life and made several close life-long friends. She received her BA in English and History from University College at the University of Toronto in 1939, worked at London Life and in 1941 married George, then a Lieutenant in the Signal Corps. Following his return from overseas they began a family and moved to Port Credit, Ontario where she cofounded the Art Loan Society, served as President of the local University Women's Club and wrote a regular column in the Port Credit Weekly. With her sons away at university, she taught high school English at St. Mildred's Lightbourn School as well as at Lorne Park and T.L.
Kennedy Secondary Schools.
Following his retirement, she and George enjoyed winters at Vero Beach, summers at Port Sydney and travels in Italy. She lost her brothers, RCAF Pilot Officer John Edward Code in August 1944 and Richard Gibson Code to cancer of the brain in October 1971.
Throughout her long life, Mary put the accent on education, integrity, good manners, common sense and above all, (her mantra) "moderation in all things".
Her many friends and her family enjoyed her sparkling personality and her love of literature. And until she lost her sight in 2006, she was an energetic practitioner of the gracious but lost art of the handwritten letter and thankyou note.
Her family wishes to thank Lynda West of Time Together, the compassionate staff of Muskoka Landing and the devoted Huntsville Dr. Paul Bastedo for their commitment to Mary and her family in her final years.
Funeral service at Christ Church (Anglican), Port Sydney, Ontario P0B 1L0, on Monday, July 16 at 11:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Christ Church Port Sydney, the Huntsville Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home, Huntsville, ON, http://www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca, (705) 789-5252.
DOROTHY ROSE KARL 1926 - 2018
Dorothy was born in London, England on March 28, 1926; she died in Guelph on July 4, 2018 of a sudden heart attack.
She came to Canada in 1958 and lived in Montreal and then Toronto. In 1960, she worked in the Chemistry Department at the University of Toronto, where she met her husband, Gabriel Karl.
They were married in 1965 and moved to Oxford, England. There, Dorothy was delivered of a daughter (Dr.
Alexandra 'GB' Karl, of Salt Lake City, Utah) in 1969. They moved to Guelph, Ontario later that year.
Remaining family includes her granddaughters, Hannah and Zoe Slind (of Salt Lake City, Utah); her brother, Raymond Searle (of Essex, England); and his family, Barbro Biringer, Dr. Anne Biringer and Monica Biringer of Toronto and their families.
Dorothy was a loving and loyal wife and mother. Her life was also filled with many enduring friendships. She maintained 80-year old weekly conversations with her childhood pals Eileen Withrington, Doris Mary Tanter and Pat Kahl. In Guelph, she belonged to a 'Physics Ladies Lunch Club' which included Elizabeth Black, Helen Campbell, Jane Law, and Marianne Simpson.
Equal in stature were her feline friends Tommy, Smokey and Kicsi. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Dorothy's life will take place at 2 p.m. on August 12, 2018 at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, 1099 Gordon Street, Guelph. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Guelph Humane Society (P.O. Box 684, Guelph, N1H 6Z3) in memory of Dorothy Karl. Donation cards available at the funeral home (519-821-5077) or donations and condolences may be made online at http://www.gilbertmacintyre andson.com.
KATHLEEN DOROTHY KAY (nee Hargrave)
March 3, 1920 - July 13, 2018
Left to share their memories of Kay's long life are her daughters, Marsha Maynard (Ian) and Deborah Kay (Rob Harris); her grandchildren, Drew Maynard (Shannon) and Carrie Maynard (Sascha Schwertfeger); and her great-grandchildren, James, Emma and Harrison (deceased) Maynard, and Liv and Vanessa Schwertfeger. She is remembered by her nieces, Carol Gray and Diane Cushing. Kay loved her home, gardening and flowers, pastel colours and to smile. Most of all, she loved her Danny, her husband, Daniel C. Kay Jr., who predeceased her in 1989.
A Funeral Service will be held at Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. (East of the Jane subway) at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18, with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m.
If desired, donations to McMaster University for the Harrison Maynard, Memorial Bursary in Midwifery can be made at https:/ /impact.mcmaster.ca.
CATHERINE LOUISE SHOULDICE (nee Glynn) Born: April 7, 1930 - Passed: July 12, 2018
Cathy passed away peacefully at home in her 88th year on July 12, 2018. She was the only child of Leslie and Jean Glynn (Simpson). She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Dr. Earle Byrnes Shouldice (who often says he got the best of the deal!); children, Shelley, Glynn (Candice), Jamie and Cameron (Michelle); and much-loved grandchildren, Michael, Richard, Tori, Kyra, Diane, Kita, Nicole, Ainslie, William, Matthew and Caitlin.
Cathy lived a rich and full life and gave much of herself to others. After graduating from the University of Toronto, Cathy continued postgraduate studies in early childhood education (often claimed by Byrnes, so she could understand her husband!). Applying this education, Cathy found a way to help families who needed it most. By going door to door, inviting mothers and their children to participate, she established a municipal nursery school in London, Ontario originating in a church basement.
As a longstanding member of the Board of Shouldice Hospital, Ontario, she brought insight and caring to patients, families and staff. She enjoyed travel, painting and the arts. Cathy had a fondness for playing bridge with friends at Rosedale and the Granite Club. Catherine had a way of creating warm and beautiful spaces with her knack for decorating and flower-arranging. An avid gardener, her extraordinary work ethic endeared her to members of the Toronto Garden Club, with notable contributions to the annual children's exhibit and the early years of what later became Canada Blooms. The flower and vegetable gardens at Ainslie Hill Farm and the Shouldice Hospital in Thornhill, are evidence of her extraordinary green thumb. Cathy's creativity extended to culinary arts; she loved to create intricate and delectable dishes for family and friends. She was a warm, generous and gracious hostess, who put everyone at ease with a kind word, an infectious laugh, a gentle tease, and always a twinkle in her eye.
Catherine was at her happiest with friends and family, not to mention the numerous family dogs, which she also adored. She was devoted to her children, extending a helping hand, a warm smile, or a listening ear to anyone who needed it. She was our rock. Catherine will be greatly missed by her family and all those she touched.
Special thanks to Dr. Eva Maté, the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, especially Michelle Williams, Dr. Jamie Meuser and Dr. Marnie Howe. We are so very grateful as a family to Marichu Ines for her two years of devoted, loving care not only to Catherine but the entire family, in addition we are grateful to Mary Grace and Camille for their warm caring commitment to our mother.
Visitation will be held at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge St. Toronto (at Goulding, south of Steeles) Tuesday, July 17 from 3-7 p.m. and Wednesday, July 18 from 5-8 p.m. There will be a private family graveside service at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to The Alzheimer Society of Ontario. Condolences may be left at http://www.rskane.ca.
WILLIAM JOHN KEITH
W.J. Keith was born on May 9, 1934 in north London. He was educated at Brentwood School, Essex, and entered Jesus College, Cambridge, in 1955 after completing National Service with the Royal Army Educational Corps. On graduation in English in 1958, he won a "Non-Resident Fellowship" offered by the Canada Council to undertake graduate studies at the University of Toronto, where he obtained his MA in 1959 and his PhD (on Richard Jefferies, the Victorian nature-writer) in 1961. In 1966, after five years teaching at McMaster University, he was invited back to the University of Toronto, where he taught until retiring in 1995.
Keith edited the University of Toronto Quarterly for nine years, and published widely on 19th and 20th century British Literature and later on Canadian Literature. His books include Richard Jefferies: A Critical Study (1965); a trilogy of books on rural literature in the United Kingdom; two books about the Canadian novelist Rudy Wiebe; Canadian Literature in English with Longman (1985), subsequently updated and enlarged with Porcupine's Quill (2006); An Independent Stance (essays 1991); and several books on John Cowper Powys with the Powys Press in England.
He was also a poet, best known for Echoes in Silence (1992) and In the Beginning and Other Poems (1999).
He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1979.
In 1965, he married Hiroko Sato, an elementary school teacher born in Japan. They both travelled widely, including bird-watching trips on all seven continents as well as cultural tours and cruises.
William passed away quietly in his sleep on July 14, 2018.
A funeral service followed by a reception will be held at Holy Rosary Church, 354 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, Ontario, on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
STEWART LESLIE SIGESMUND
Aged 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 14, 2018. He was born in Winnipeg on March 4, 1933 to Sam and Jessie Sigesmund. He is survived by his loving wife, Nooney; predeceased by his sister, Reesa Kassirer; children, Jory (Ellen), Dayle, Cindy and Darren (Angela); and grandchildren, Josh, Lauren, Jeremy, Adam, Shane, Danny and Alfie. He is fondly remembered by Ted Cait and his caring nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel 2401 Steeles Ave. West. Shiva details to be posted on http://www.benjamins parkmemorialchapel.ca
After a well lived long life, just past her 98th birthday, on Friday, July 13, 2018. Beatrice Yack died peacefully in her sleep, surrounded by her devoted family. Mother of Nancy Prussky (Ron Steinberg) and the late Murray Yack (Rena). Loving grandmother to Joel and Janice, Bonnie and Kim, Robert and Theresa, Anthony, Daniel and Joanna and many greatgrandchildren. She will be missed. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (three lights west of Dufferin) for service on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Interment Temple Sinai Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva at 33 Delisle Avenue. Donations to Canadian Friends of Hebrew University, 416-485-8000.