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Wednesday, September 26, 2018 – Page B17

HILDA BERLIS

Hilda Berlis (nee Lea) aged 94 of Toronto, Ontario passed away peacefully on Monday, September 17, 2018. She was predeceased by her husband, Douglas Albert Berlis (1995) and her first born son, George Lea McMulkin (1963). Hilda had a very active and prosperous life. She was a teacher by profession, a wife, mother, homemaker and grandmother. She had a passion for ballroom dancing, cooking, reading, and was a very fine bridge player and golfer. Hilda had a great sense of humour and a very kind and generous spirit.

She leaves her son, Frank McMulkin (Geraldine) and grandchildren, Sarah and Miles. A special thank you is extended to the wonderful caring staff at Donway East Revera for their assistance during the last four years.

Cremation has taken place and Hilda will be interred beside her husband and son at a private family service at St. John's Anglican Church, York Mills.

BORIS DYBENKO

Our beloved Boris passed away Saturday 25, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Boris was diagnosed with cancer nine months ago and fought the disease with outstanding courage. He was an amazing husband to his wife, Leigh, and loving father to Emma and sons, Matthew and Trevor and their families. He was predeceased by his mother, Larissa, and his father, Franciszek Dybenko. He is remembered by his six siblings, Nick (Svetla), Tom (Cynthia), George (Gaye), Victor, Laura, Lucy (Peter) and many nieces and nephews.

Boris was born in Germany and as a young child immigrated to Quebec with his family. After high school, Boris attended the University of Toronto and obtained an MBA and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Boris spent the first half of his career in finance with CIBC and later as the Chief Financial Officer with the Gatestone group of companies. In business, Boris was known as a man of wisdom, integrity and kindness.

His personal life was full of love.

His joys in life were simple Saturday BBQ's, movie dates with Emma, swimming in the lake, listening to music with his sons and walking his beloved dog, Roo. He also enjoyed spending time with friends and family engaging in lively political debates over a nice meal. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and colleagues.

It is with deep gratitude that we thank the following persons for their kindness and expertise: Aksana for her decade of service to our family, palliative RN Emily B., PSW Alisa, and Drs. Rupert, Cellarius, Toupin and Doherty.

A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the Morley Bedford Funeral Home on Friday, September 28th at 1 p.m.

Reception to follow in the Park Room of the funeral home.

KENNETH HARTLEY GEIGER

January 3,1926-- September 12, 2018 Born in Webbwood, Ontario on January 3, 1926.

Passed away peacefully in hospital in Kelowna, BC on September 12, 2018. Ken is survived by his daughter, Sandi Van Den Heuvel, her husband Jeff and his only grandchildren, Matthew & Christopher of Kelowna; his son, Brad in London, ON; and his brother Lew in Burlington. He also leaves his stepchildren, Doug, Graham, and Mary Jill. He was pre-deceased by his wife, Marlene (2017); his daughter, Jill (1997); his brother, Don and his wife, Margery; sister, Dorothy and her husband, Gerry; and sister-in-law Brenda. He will be sadly missed.

Sandi had moved her Dad from Nanaimo to a seniors' residence in Kelowna in June of this year. Unfortunately at the end of July he had fallen and broken his hip and had been in hospital ever since.Ken graduated from the University of Toronto with two degrees in Chemical Engineering in 1947, and then earned his PhD. After working at Connaught Medical Research Laboratories in Toronto (1949-1955) during the time penicillin was discovered, he went on to an illustrious career with Labatt Brewing Company Limited in London, Ont. (1955 -1987) where he created Labatt's Special Lite Beer. His brilliance as an inventor with beer production processes resulted in Labatt's holding many patents on discoveries he made (as an individual; as well as, in partnerships).

Ken was cremated, and his ashes, along with his wife's, will be interred in a cemetery in Kelowna next spring, with his family present.If desired, condolences could be sent to his daughter, Sandi at sjmc@shaw.ca

PATRICIA JEAN GOODFELLOW (Sinclair)

January 5, 1963 September 23, 2018

With deep sadness we announce the passing of Patricia Jean Goodfellow (nee Sinclair) at her home on Sunday, September 23, 2018. Patricia fought a heroic battle with breast cancer, and was an inspiration to all in her presence throughout her cancer journey.

Beloved wife of Doug for 27 years; mother of Theresa, Katie, Chris and Emily. Daughter of Jean and John Sinclair; sister of John, Anne Marie, Michael, Peter and Rosemary and was adored by her sixteen nieces and nephews.

Patricia was a teacher with the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic School Board for 29 years and a graduate of Loretto Abbey Secondary School, the University of Guelph and the York University teacher program.

A funeral Mass will be held at St.Mary's Catholic Church, Barrie on Saturday, September 29 at 10 a.m. Arrangements by SteckleyGooderham Funeral Home, Barrie.

HENRY KRONIS

After a brief hospitalization, Henry Kronis passed away at St. Joseph's Health Centre on September 21, 2018. He was in his 86th year.

Henry was predeceased by his parents, Therese and Julius Kronis of Graz, Austria; his sister and brother-in-law Traudl and Heinz Koenig of San Jose, California, ; his father-in- law Archie Angus and his brother-in-law and sisterin-law Jim and Linda Angus. He is survived by his wife Marilyn Kronis (nee Angus), motherin-law Ella Angus and sister-inlaw Nancy Angus (Mark Smyk) as well as nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Henry was born in Munich, Germany. After WW2 his family moved to Graz, Austria. Henry was trained as a tool and die maker with Puch Manufacturing Company in Graz. Upon immigrating to Canada in 1953, he worked with the Toronto Public School Board, learned English and saved to attend the University of Toronto graduating in 1960 as a chemical engineer. Henry worked with Abitibi and later had a lengthy career with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.

After retirement, Henry enjoyed the Learning Unlimited and Probus opportunities to learn and be with friends.

Henry was a quiet gentle man who loved his home and puttering around in the garden, building or repairing things and going for long walks. Henry enjoyed visiting with the neighbours and we thank them for their many kindnesses to Henry especially as his health and language skills became more difficult. Henry and Marilyn travelled back to Austria and Germany but he was happy and proud to call Canada his home.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Turner and PorterYorke Chapel. A celebration of Henry's life will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Road. Visitation is from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., with the service beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Should friends wish, donations in Henry's name can be made to the Healthy Living Clinic (Geriatric Outreach Outpatient Clinic) at Humber River Hospital, St. Joseph's Health Centre, the Memory Clinic at Baycrest Health Sciences or a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be made at http://www.turnerporter.ca

AMY PHYLLIS LOWE July 23, 1919 - September 22, 2018

Phyllis peacefully departed the world she had embraced so enthusiastically on September 22, 2018 two months into her 100th year. She was born in Montreal at the end of WWI, the only child of Amy Hilda Smith and George Frederick Buckingham. She and her parents lived in Outremont on Pratt Avenue until her marriage to Stanley Cathcart Lowe in 1948.

Phyl (as she liked to be called) graduated from McGill University in 1941 with an honours degree in English. Her love of books and quest for new challenges led her to McGill's Library School, where she became class president and graduated in 1948 first in her class.

Phyl was a devoted wife and mother. She and Stan settled into their first family home in a new Lachine subdivision in 1948 and went on to have three sons: Graham (1950), Chris (1952) and David (1957). In 1960, she and Stan moved the family to Toronto.

Other than an 8-year period when the family lived in Sarnia, Toronto remained home for Phyl.

Phyl will be remembered for the energy, passionate commitment and organizational skills she contributed to the communities in which she lived. She was active in University Women's Clubs in Toronto and Sarnia. While in Sarnia, she led the founding of the city's volunteer bureau and contributed to the local YMCA.

Over many years in Toronto, she volunteered in diverse roles with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, UNICEF, and the Canadian Cancer Society. She also was a member of Forest Grove United Church.

Phyl's spirit will always be with her family. She is survived by her sons, Graham (Joanne), Chris (Patti), and David (Ann).

She also leaves five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, in whose lives she took great interest.

A celebration of Phyl's life will be held at Toronto's Royal York Hotel on Sunday, October 7th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you would like to attend please email glowe@ grahamlowe.ca. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her honor can be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.

PAULA MARGARET McLARTY

After a long and well-lived life, with heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Paula McLarty (Gillis) on Friday, September 21, 2018 in her 85th year. Born in Alberton, PEI, Paula was the beloved wife of Glen McLarty; as well as a devoted mother to Jane, John (Heather), Nancy (Jeff Cornett) and Robert (Stephanie); and loving grandmother of Christopher, Sean, Max, Hugh, Adam, Nick, Maryanne, Simon, Camille, and Violet. Paula, predeceased by her sister, Mary, will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Nancy and brother, Neil as well as her many nieces and nephews, friends and family.

Follow in her path, for pools of light were left by her footprints.

Visitation will be held at Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral home, Thursday, September 27, 2018, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mass will be held on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., St. Andrews Catholic Church, 47 Reynolds St. Oakville, Ontario. All are welcome.

Memorial contributions are most welcome to Diabetes Canada.

http://www.diabetes.ca/donate

CAROL CROCKETT MEECH

Our adored mother Carol Crockett Meech died suddenly of a heart attack on September 12, 2018, in Toronto. Just two days earlier she was delighted to host her book club. Over the summer she was surrounded by her children, sons-in-laws, daughter-in-law and grandchildren, many of whom stayed in the family home. Carol celebrated her 89th birthday on August 6th in style, wearing her resplendent pink cowboy hat.

Born in Pueblo, Colorado, in 1929, Carol attended Centennial High School where she was Yearbook Editor and starred in the theatrical farce "Charley's Aunt" as Charley's middle-aged aunt "from Brazil, where the nuts come from". We think the role was prescient, given Carol's wonderful off-the-wall approach to life.

Carol thrived at Wellesley College (Class of 1951), majoring in Economics. She later received her MBA from York University (now the Schulich School of Business), achieving a lifelong dream.

One of the first docents at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Carol educated tour groups for over twenty years in geology, paleontology and dinosaurs, and gave lectures in the planetarium. She did this while raising five very lively children. Later, in her sixties, Carol and her dear friend June Gibson created "More for the Mind", a popular educational lecture series for adults.

Life was a glorious adventure for Carol (or "Bean" as she was sometimes called). She loved to travel and fortunately married Dick Meech who became her non-stop travelling companion. She claimed she had strategically located her children in interesting places around the world.

When in town, Carol divided her time among The Garden Club of Toronto (Floral Design), The Granite Club (Tai Chi & Bridge), acrylic landscape painting courses, Ikebana Sogetsu courses, The Great Books Book Club, and Glendon College LLIR courses. At functions formal and informal she wore her celebrated running shoes (she had famously broken her foot climbing in the Himalayas and thereafter opted for comfort over fashion).

A voracious reader, Carol had an ongoing interest in global affairs. The world of finance and the intricacies of the stock market fascinated her. She had a lifelong passion for all things scientific and constantly sought out information about the brain, DNA research and astronomy. How she fit in Jeopardy and TCM, playing games with her grandchildren, and dancing to ragtime, we can't imagine.

Carol was the beloved wife of Richard C. Meech, Q.C.(predeceased); the loving mother of Susan, Richard, Peter, Sarah (Sally), and Nan and loving ´She mother-in-law of Craig Miller, Jill Rigby, Kurt Hanzlik, and Sava Tatic.

cherished and was cherished by her granddaughters Madeleine (Maddy) and Nathalie Hanzlik-Meech and her grandson Rade Meech-Tatic. Carol was the loving daughter of Chas. T Crockett and Helen Williams Crockett White. She was predeceased by her much-loved brother Ward and his first wife Ginny, and she is survived by her much-loved brother Tom and his wife Cinnie. She will be dearly missed by the extended Crockett family (Nancy, Carol, Tim, Ward, Richard, Karl, Anton and Ned). Mary Kay Higgins Crockett, her sister-in-law, was like a sister to her. Carol enjoyed spending time with her grandniece Brianna this summer. She was very fond of the Baillie family (from the Meech side).

Carol always appreciated the kindness of others and valued her many friendships. She inspired all who knew her with her zest for life. She will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 2 pm, Thursday, October 25th at The Granite Club. If desired, memorial donations can be made to the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, the ROM, or a charity of your choice.

Condolences, photographs or memories may be forwarded to meechfamily12345@gmail.com

MARY THERESA SATTERFIELD

April 7, 1930 September 24, 2018

With great sadness we announce the death of Mary Satterfield (nee Rittich), wife of Peter (aka Norman) for 64 years, and mother of David (Gloria), Mike (Leslie), Kathy and Terre (Leslie R); grandmother to Stephen, Matthew, William, Patrick, Alexander, Geoffrey, and Christopher; and Aunt Mary to 12 nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved dearly. She was predeceased by her parents, Tibor and Paula; brother, Eugene and his wife, Maureen; and brother, Andrew (Kathy). A bright light in our lives has gone out.

Mary had an active career in social work and law, earning her MSW from the School of Social Work, St. Patrick's College, University of Ottawa. She later graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School, and began a second career in law after being called to the Ontario Bar on her 52nd birthday. Mary was a passionate advocate for the just treatment of women under the law and the reform of family law; her significant contributions to the practice of mediation and arbitration included training and mentoring many in the field.

Mary believed strongly in the celebration and support of family, and loved the adventure of life with Peter. She was a fierce and loyal friend, and was widely known for helping others tackle and demystify daunting obstacles. Few who met her failed to notice her pervasive optimism and radiant smile, as well as her iron will, clarity of thought and innate pragmatism. She and Peter were always up for a game of tennis, a long walk along many shores, and travel whenever and wherever possible. Most who met her, never forgot her. We will miss her more than we can say.

There will be visitation beforehand on the 27th of September at Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West, 2-4 p.m.

and 6-9 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St.

Pius X Church, 2305 Bloor Street West on September 28th at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, St. Pius X Conference, Toronto, or Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Palliative Care Program Fund.

Online condolences may be made at http://www.turnerporter.ca.


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