Thursday, December 13, 2018
DENISE ESTHER LILIAN BLYTH
Happy 100th Birthday Denise Esther Lilian Blyth; Beautiful and Wonderful Nana and Mum.
Cherished Wife of Jack A. Blyth With Endless Love, Thea, Kim, Penelope, Paul, and Billy.
We're all so Proud of you !! ELLWO OD Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary to Joyce and Phil Ellwood of Kelowna, BC.
December 13, 1958 - December 13, 2018...and still going strong! Congratulations and much love from all of your family and friends.
EVELYN MARGARET BENNETT
Passed peacefully, early on the morning of Monday, December 10, 2018, at the age of 99. Predeceased in 1977 by her husband of over 25 years, Peter Charles Bennett, Evelyn leaves behind her sister, Joan Freeman (John); and her cherished children, Kathryn, Paul and Jane. Proud grandmother of Marina, Sarah, Peter and Lisa.
Heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Village of Humber Heights for their loving care through her final years.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) on Sunday, December 16th, from 12:30 p.m., followed by a service at 1:30 p.m. In Mom's memory, in lieu of flowers, please send donations to the charity of your choice. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymilesnewbig ging.com.
Suddenly, on December 11, 2018, in Florida.
Arnold Bobkin, devoted husband of the late Sharon Bobkin. Loving father and father-in-law of Dina Bobkin, Cayla and Lenny Hochberg, Sari and Jeff Friedman, and Mandy Rubinoff. Dear brother of Rhonda Snaper and the late Noreen Aberly. Awesome Zaida of Jamie, Lauren, Billy, Maya, Alexis, Hope, Kate, Luke, and Shael. The world is a little less fun without you here, but we know you are singing a duet with your beloved Sharon.
Check http://www.benjamins.ca for service information.
Interment in Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva at 14 Romney Road, Toronto.
Memorial donations may be made to The Arnold Bobkin Memorial Fund c/o Benjamin Foundation 416-780-0324 http://www.benjamins.ca
Peacefully, surrounded by family, Rosemary Matthews née Brunsdon, aged 88 years.
Born in Southampton, England, Rosemary studied music from earliest childhood and became an accomplished pianist. At 20, she was a contestant at Queen Elizabeth of Belgium's international piano competition in Brussels.
In 1955, on an extended trip to Canada with a friend, she met Roy Matthews, also from England; they married later that year.
Roy and Rosemary had three sons and a daughter, with whom she shared her love of books, music, dogs and a good cup of tea. Her family and friends could always count on her to provide a sympathetic ear, endless comfort and unconditional love.
In addition to her husband of 63 years, Rosemary is survived by her children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren: Paul (Elsa Suárez and son Nicolas); Ian (Diane de Grandmont and children Michèle, Sean (Nikki McConville), Brigitte (Marco Bernard and their children Raphaëlle and Frédérique), and Anne); Claire (Edwin Hubert and children Charlotte and Daniel); and Alex ("Ted") (Rochelle Relyea).
The family wishes to thank everyone at the Ottawa Civic Hospital and the Villagia retirement home for their all help and comfort. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders or your local foodbank.
Friends are invited to the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O'Connor) on December 16, 2018.
Visitation from 1-3 p.m. with a Celebration of Rosemary's life to be held in the chapel at 3pm.
Condolences/Tributes/ Donations Hulse, Playfair & McGarry http://www.hpmcgarry.ca 613-233-1143 REID
At peace and with dignity, on December 12, 2018 in the home he loved in Simcoe, ON. Survived by his wife, Janiss; brother, Nelles (Carole); and many nieces and nephews; Reid was predeceased by his sister, Christie; first wife, Dalia; and his brother, Jay.
Reid always said that fourteen summers at Onondaga Camp fostered friendships and memories that lasted his lifetime. His passion for golf and memberships at Kanawaki, Lambton, Beacon Hall and Toronto Golf Clubs also forged bonds of friendships he valued greatly. Following his father's career path, Reid entered the investment business and spent over twenty years in institutional sales for Equitable Securities, MacDougall McDougall & Mac Tier Ltd., and Canavest House.
In 1980, Reid established an investment consulting firm FACTS, to assist investors in selecting and monitoring their own professional investment manager. He was Founder and Publisher of Canada's Money Managers Directory.
When Reid and Janiss married in 2007, his heart expanded to include daughters, Stephanie (Rod McInnes) and Nicole (Seth Adler), and he became proud and loving Grandpa to Cash, Haven, Beau and Presley. He generously shared the winter family home in Arizona and it became the hub of their good times together.
Family memories were gathered here and for that we are forever grateful. A passionate gardener, Reid revealed the magic of the desert to his grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place. A gathering of friends and family will follow in Simcoe and a celebration of life in Tucson. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Marian McKiee Memorial Scholarship Fund, PO Box 999 Simcoe, ON N3Y 5B3 or donate through norfolkcommunityfoundation.
com. Arrangements are entrusted to the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe (519-4261314) Online condolences may be made at http://www.ferrisfuneral.com.
DR. RICHARD MEEN
October 12, 1940 December 8, 2018 Toronto, Ontario It is with profound sadness we share the passing of Richard Meen.
Husband and life partner for fifty years of Dr. John Reeve-Newson.
Father to Sandra Pierce. Father-inlaw to Dennis Fox. Grandfather to David and Adam Fox. Godfather to Drew Reeve-Newson. Master to Skye Terriers Dilly, Coco and Kaylee. Norwich Terriers Bob and Cookie. And friend to thousands. Literally. Dick had 3,323 Facebook friends.
So many around the world are mourning the loss of a truly special man. As a good friend put it, "Dick wore many hats, and always with style." Dick was a distinguished psychiatrist noted for his work with troubled youth and Far North Nation communities. He was a giant in the world of purebred dogs. Breeder, exhibitor, judge and President of the Canadian Kennel Club. One of his proudest achievements occurred in 2016 when he judged Best in Show at the world's most prestigious canine event, Westminster Dog Show. And he also found time to be the psychiatric consultant to the National Ballet School for over 30 years.
In a 2004 talk to the parents of these amazing young dancers he quoted the British Psychiatrist Anthony Storr: 'creative talent of a major kind is not widely bestowed.
Those who possess it are often regarded with awe and envy because of their gifts. They also tend to be thought of as peculiar, odd human beings who do not share the pains and pleasures of the average person.' No better words could describe Dick who was in possession of such creative talent in so many fields.
The tributes and condolences that have poured in have one thing in common: they all say how Dick was never more than a phone call away, day or night. That he was one of the finest people they had ever known and that they will not come across anyone like him ever again. And of course there was his great laugh and the twinkle in his eye.
Another friend put it best: 'There just doesn't seem to be enough letters in the alphabet, or enough words in the dictionary to describe Dick or my feelings for him.' There will be a private funeral service as per the family's wishes and a celebration of Dick's life will be held in the spring of 2019.
A special thanks to Dr. Anna Geagea, Dr. Laveena Munshi, Nurse Stella Cocuz and the entire ICU team at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Your love and compassion made the unbearable a little easier. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Covenant House Toronto.
WARREN MOYSEY SR.
"The Warz" 1939-2018 Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on December 11, 2018. He will be remembered with love by his wife of 27 years, Barbara Moysey; his sons Graham (Fabienne) and Warren Jr; his daughter Valerie; his stepchildren Ryan (Tess) and Heather Gallagher (Justin); his grandchildren Ben and Sabine Moysey; and his siblings Elizabeth Davey (Rick) and Steve Moysey (Jane).
Warz was predeceased by his son Chris (1982).
Warren had remarkable strength of character, loyalty and generosity. He lived by clear principles, and he never wavered. He navigated difficulties in life with courage, kindness and humour. We are incredibly grateful to have had Warren for as long as we did and to have such clear, deep footsteps to follow.
Warren began his education at UCC. He went on to U of T where he was a gold medalist in Commerce and Finance. He continued his studies at the University of Chicago where he pursued a Masters of Economics under Milton Friedman.
He joined the CIBC in 1962, at age 23. His rise was meteoric. Along the way he ran the Bank's operations in the Americas and the Far East; was GM of Manitoba (living in Winnipeg and travelling to every branch in the province with his young family in the woody wagon, no armchair general!); and ran the Bank's Systems division (IT), though he still struggled thirty years later with the scroll bar. Warren was often chosen to deliver important messages to Bank staff, because he always did this clearly and rationally but also with warmth and humanity. This skill was on display throughout his career, and with his friends and family. When he left the Bank 28 years later he was one of its three Presidents.
After CIBC he held CEO positions at Central Guaranty, Aetna Insurance, and CI Mutual Funds (which went public under his leadership).
He brought his competence and warmth to his favorite communities, serving as President of the Osler Bluff Ski Club, the Badminton & Racquet Club, and the Ojibway Club. He served as Montreal Campaign Chair of the Salvation Army, Toronto Co-Chair of the United Way campaign, and Chair of Dellcrest Children's Centre.
He was also Chair of the Canadian Bankers Association.
The Warz made his mark in every community he lived in.
A service will be held at 11 a.m.
on Friday, December 14th, at Mt Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mt Pleasant Rd, in Toronto. Reception will follow immediately. Donations in Warren's memory may be made to Covenant House in Toronto where Warren volunteered for many years.
ROBERT TUDOR PEMBERTON
September 20, 1937 December 2, 2018 Surrounded by family, Bob passed away peacefully and gently at Markham Stouffville Hospital, December 2, 2018. Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Friend, Colleague, Teacher, and Coach.
Bob is survived by, and lives on in, his children, A. Robert T.
Pemberton (Lori A. Reeve) and Lori L. Tindall (Ted Tindall); his precious grandchildren, Megan M. Tindall (Spencer Scott) and Connor J. T. Pemberton; his brother, John T. Pemberton (Primrose Pemberton); sister, Deborah W. T. Law (Douglas Law); and their extended families. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Carol Joyce Pemberton (nee Norton).
Bob will be remembered for his curiosity, sharp mind, integrity, warped sense of humour, big heart and home full of hospitality by his Earl Haig mates, colleagues from Griffiths Laboratories, former staff and students at St. Andrew's Junior High School, neighbours, friends and adoring family.
The family extends their heartfelt thanks to all the health care team members at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Markham Stouffville Hospital for the tremendous care they provided over the past several weeks.
A celebration of Bob's life will be hosted by the family at DixonGarland Funeral Home, 166 Main Street North, Markham, on Friday, December 14th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
to 9:00 p.m. Please bring your best memories and stories to share. After a period of healing, the family will hold a private interment ceremony. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
J. LYMAN POTTS C.M.
Born in Regina November 11, 1916, Lyman Potts signed-off in Burlington, Ontario on Sunday, December 9th, in his 103rd year.
Doyen of Canadian broadcasting, a jack-of-all-trades who had done everything, Lyman was the last of the pioneers, best remembered for solving the problem which for radio's first 40 years have baffled Parliament - how to make Canadian radio "Canadian." In so doing, Lyman had developed the foundation for a Canadian recording industry and opened the world to Canadian musicians, singers and songsmiths to fame and fortune.
Lyman was a lifetime broadcaster, a kid who fought his way into radio in the 30s and whose ideas and innovations over many decades enhanced private radio's role in serving Canada. But it was not until 1958 that Lyman's ideas could be wholly realized. That was the year that the Diefenbaker government created the Board of Broadcast Governors (BBG) and cut the shackles under which the CBC had been permitted to stifle private broadcasters.
Among Lyman's achievements was the creation of the Canadian Talent Library, which allowed radio stations to meet their Canadian content requirements. Ultimately, 265 albums were produced with over 3000 titles. He established Standard Radio News, a private station news network and co-founded the Canadian Communications Foundation which lives on at http://broadcasting-history.ca.
Lyman's honours included being the first private broadcaster to be appointed a Member of the Order of Canada. He received Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee Medal and Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee Medal and was the first recipient of the CARAS/JUNO Special Achievement Award "for his outstanding contribution to the Canadian Recording Industry."
The eldest son of Joseph and Eva dePearl Potts (nee Warren), Lyman is survived by his son Joel in Burlington and his brother Jack (Pat) in Swift Current. Lyman was predeceased in 2008 by Michele, his wife of 68 years and, in 1993 by brother Dick. (Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Burlington 905-632-3333.)
LLOYD ZERKER On Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Lloyd Zerker, beloved husband of Sally. Loving father and father-in-law of Steven Zerker and Joan Fisher, Hyla and Michael Davis, and Howard and Carole.
Dear brother and brother-in-law of the late Mildred and Maurice Selznick, dear brother-in-law of Rabbi Benjamin and Lola Friedberg, the late Eva and the late Harold Dessen, Lily and the late Arthur Lerman, and Pearl and the late Aaron Hermant. Devoted grandfather of Matt, Jenna, Anna and Colin, Liron, Adam, Jonathan, Jacob, and Melanie. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West, Toronto (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Interment in Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva at 115 Sandringham Drive, Toronto. Memorial donations may be made to http://www.lonesoldiercenter.com 416-505- 0335.