Thursday, March 22, 2018
DAPHNE GILBERT DAVIDSON January 2, 1934 March 9, 2018
Daphne died suddenly at her home in Goderich, Ontario on March 9, 2018.
Born and raised in Toronto, where she attended Havergal College, she was the wife of the late William Lizars Davidson (1983).
Survived by daughter, Suzanne Davidson Carter of Greenville, South Carolina; son, Stuart William Davidson (Melissa); and much loved grandchildren, Sophia and Cameron Davidson of North Bay, Ontario. Also survived by sister, Joan Scott (late Harry); and brother, Humphrey Gilbert (R-J), both of Toronto. Predeceased by brother, Philip Gilbert (Wendy), also of Toronto. She will be lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Married life took her to Chicago; Mountainside, New Jersey; Churchville, Pennsylvania; and Waseca, Minnesota; after which she and Bill retired to Goderich.
She was ardent about bridge, both as a player and a teacher.
She also spent much time in the kitchen making preserves (jams, jellies, marmalade, and marvelous pickles) for most appreciative relatives and friends. Her abiding lifelong passion was baseball, starting with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the old International League and enhanced by the arrival of the Blue Jays into the Major Leagues in 1977. She hardly ever missed a game on TV! Cremation has taken place. In memory of Daphne, a donation to a children's charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
"Bunny" On Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Kensington Gardens in his 96th year. Beloved husband of the late Edith Ennis. Loving father and father-in-law of Elizabeth Ennis and Warren Milne, David and Kathy Ennis, and Matthew Ennis. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Ruth and the late Joshua Segal, Rita and Marvin Weintraub, and the late Pearl and David Davis, and Julie and Lil Ennis. Devoted grandfather of Matthew and Tassie, Bradley and Samantha, Rebecca and Atalay, Rachel and Astrid, Daniel and Christyn, Alexander and Fallon, Laura, Zeb, and Adrian. Devoted greatgrandfather of Lucas. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday March 23, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.
Interment in the Chevra Mishnayes Section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. For shiva details, please see http://www.benjamins.ca Memorial donations may be made to the Bernard Ennis Memorial Fund c/o The United Israel Appeal, 416-636-7655.
ROBERT MCGUNEGAL GINN BSc, MSc, PhD, P.Eng August 20, 1930 - March 18, 2018
It is with sadness that the family of Robert announces his passing. Robert died on a beautiful Sunday in his eighty-eighth year, knowing that he was deeply loved by his family.
Bob was an only child, born in Toronto to George Ryce Ginn and Muriel McGunegal Ginn. His early life involved many moves as his pharmacist father opened Tamblyn Drug Stores across Ontario. Bob attended John Wanless and graduated from Lawrence Park Collegiate in 1949. His fond memory was being part of Lt. Col. Bob Douglas' cadet corps. Although he was a straight shooter, his two left feet posed a challenge for him as he tried to master the march. Bob graduated in Geological Engineering from Queen's University with a BSc and MSc and from University of Toronto with a PhD.
After a geological field season with the Ontario Department of Mines in 1956, Bob returned to Toronto to be Best Man for his friend Wally Pryce. There he was smitten by Diane Marshall's Maid of Honour, Dorothy Shadlock. They were married on May 11, 1957 and so began a 61 year long love story.
Bob was appointed Resident Geologist for the Ontario Department of Mines in Timmins in 1959 where Kathy and David were born. The family embraced life in Timmins and Bob became a dedicated community volunteer who supported the Red Cross, Cub Scouts at First United Church and the March of Dimes. A Vice President position with Texas Gulf Sulphur brought the family back to the GTA in 1966 where Carrie and Nancy were soon born.
Bob's professional life continued on an upward climb as he took the helm of St. Joe Minerals, Novamin Resources, and Sulpetro Minerals. Consulting jobs took him across the globe to Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Eritrea, and back to the North West Territories and his beloved Timmins as head of Viking Gold and TimGinn.
Glencairn Avenue was home base for 47 years where life revolved around a busy house of kids and their friends, wonderful neighbours, and volunteer work at St. George's United Church, Mining Hall of Fame, and president of both the PDAC and the Granite Club. Dorothy finally convinced him to retire at the age of 80 so that they could enjoy travelling together - and boy did they ever! Despite wonderful trips around the world, the place they loved most of all was the cottage at Long Point, Balsam Lake, where family gathered and friends visited.
Bob was a supportive and affectionate father to four children who absolutely worshipped him. He was a doting "Bumpa" to his four grandsons whose characters are a reflection of his integrity and teaching. And he was a true lover of his grand dogs, Ponto, Chloe, and especially number one doggy fella, Buddy.
Monthly lunches with the Queen's Science 54 buddies and daily swims at the Granite with Dorothy kept him going as his cognitive health declined.
But to everything there is a season, and so after a rapid decline after a fall, we were forced to say goodbye to our beloved husband and dad. He is survived by his true love and adoring wife, Dorothy Jean; his children, Kathleen Elizabeth, Robert David, Caroline Anne, Nancy Louise; son-in-law, Michael Roche; and his grandchildren, Cameron and Geordie Finlayson and Andrew and Christopher Roche. Special thanks to cousin, Eve Gouglas, for her strength and kindness during these past three weeks and to the entire ICU, Trauma, and Palliative staff at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, where Robert was cared for with compassion and respect.
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 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 25th. A funeral service will be held in Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 26th with a celebration of life to follow at the Granite Club. In lieu of flowers and in honour of Bob's gentle spirit, please pay a kindness forward to somebody who could really use it. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
The Hertzman family is sad to announce the passing away of Eileen Hertzman aged 94. Eileen passed away peacefully, at home surrounded by family, friends, and caregivers on March 17, 2018.
Eileen was born to Samuel and Fanny Lichtman in Toronto on September 19, 1923. She was the third of four sisters, Grace Hillman, Marjorie Rosenfield, and Maxine Cadsby. Eileen married Dr. Victor O. Hertzman in Toronto before moving to Vancouver, where they welcomed two sons, Owen (born 1951) and Clyde (born 1953).
Eileen is survived by her sister, Maxine Cadsby; daughters-inlaw, Marcy Cohen, Marguerite Frost, and Martha Hertzman; grandchildren and their families, Amos (Caitlin), Eric (Darlene), Emily (Nyian); and greatgrandchildren, Bennett, Posey, Pascal, Carmela, and Rowan.
She will be fondly remembered for her lifelong pursuit of knowledge and science, her passion for the symphony and sailing, and her thoughtfulness, resilience and quiet stoicism.
LEONARD LACALAMITA May 5, 1929 - March 16, 2018
With deep sadness, we announce the passing of Leonard LaCalamita on Friday, March 16, 2018 at the age of 88. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Rose Esther; his son, John (Olga); daughters, Diane and Nadine (Michael); and grandchildren, Lauren, Matthew, Michael, and Thomas.
Born in North Toronto, he entered into business with his wife in Leonard Pharmacy on Avenue Road, which they ran together for 33 years.
Leonard had a passion for photography, oil painting, and horse race handicapping, in no particular order, and could often be seen enjoying a fine day out with his racing form and a sharp pencil.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 5:00 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 23rd.
A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, 222 Ridley Boulevard (Avenue Road and Ridley Boulevard) on Saturday, March 24th at 10:30 a.m. Interment to take place at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, 8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
PEGGY PERELMAN (nee Morris)
Peacefully, at home, in her 92nd year on Monday, March 19, 2018.
Peggy Perelman, beloved wife of the late Saul. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Murray and Marilyn, and Alvin and Cristina.
Dear sister of Harry Morris, Marvin Morris, and the late Larry Morris.
Devoted grandmother of Lisa and Mark, Corrie and Peter, Rob, Joshua and Danielle, and Rachel.
Great-grandmother of James, David, Zoe, Max, and Ryan. A special thank you to her devoted caregivers Evelyn, and Gilda. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday March 22, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Interment in the Temple Sinai section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva at 3900 Yonge Street, Toronto. Memorial donations may be made to Temple Sinai 416-487-4161 or to North York General Hospital Foundation 416-756-6944.
FRANK JOSEPH SKAIN
It is with great sadness that we announce Dr. Frank Joseph Skain, MD, FRCP, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, March 18, 2018. Frank was the loving husband of Marilyn Sutherland Skain; brother of Mary Skain (deceased); and son of Joseph and Theresa Skain (deceased).
Frank is survived by his eight children, John (Leslie), Cathy (Doug), Peter (Laura), Sandra (D'Arcy), Paul, Tim, Andrew and Elizabeth (Eric); and his eight grandchildren, Caitlin, Madelaine, Avery, Rory, Nate, Sawyer, Finn and Jake. Frank will also be missed by his many stepchildren and step-grandchildren in Solon, Ohio and throughout the US.
Born in Toronto on February 22, 1929, Frank was raised in North Toronto and attended St. Michael's College School and the University of Toronto. He graduated from the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine in 1954. Frank then trained at St. Michael's Hospital and received his specialist certificate in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1960.
Frank was a well-respected Obstetrician/Gynaecologist in Toronto. He began his medical career at Northwestern General Hospital in 1961, also practicing at Branson Hospital and later at Humber River Regional Hospital.
Throughout his long career he worked passionately to ensure the healthy birth of many of Toronto's children.
An avid skier and golfer, he spent many years with his children and grandchildren skiing, golfing and playing tennis. Whether skiing at Devil's Glen Country Club, traveling to ski resorts around the world or playing tennis and golf at Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country Club, he took great pride in exposing his children to sport.
Frank was a student of history and loved to travel. In his later years, he and Marilyn traveled the globe experiencing the cultures, scenery and beauty of countries around the world. He loved to hear about the travels of his children and would give advice on where to go and what to see.
Frank was a faithful member of the Catholic community in Toronto and Muskoka. He was a parishioner of Holy Rosary Church, Our Lady of the Assumption, and St. John the Baptist in Muskoka.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 25th. Funeral service to be held Monday, March 26th at 10:30 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, 354 St. Clair Avenue West.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Michael's Hospital Foundation using the following link http://smh.convio.net/goto/Frank_ Skain. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
On Tuesday, March 20, 2018.
Beloved husband of the late Belle Weinstein. Loving father of Lawrence Weinstein, and Heather Ordon. Devoted brother and brother-in-law of Joyce and Albert (Butch) Binstock, and the late Belle Berlin Bliman. Cherished grandfather of Stacey and Barry, Michael and Jamie, and Jonathan and Shelly; great-grandfather of Matthew, Sophie, Ethan, Lucy, Reese, Josh, and Avery. At Beth David B'nai Israel Beth Am Synagogue, 55 Yeomans Road for service on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Interment Beth David B'nai Israel Beth Am Synagogue Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva: Heather and Lawrence will sit shiva at 541 Bedford Park Avenue and for health reasons, Joyce will observe shiva at 55 Ameer Avenue, Unit 1111. Memorial donations may be made to Beit Halochem Canada, 905-695-0611 or Belle and Berny Weinstein Endowment Fund c/o The Baycrest Foundation, 416-785-2875 or to Beth David B'nai Israel Beth Am Synagogue, 416-633-5500.