Thursday, November 29, 2018
NANCY ESTELLE BUNT (nee Robertson)
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Passed peacefully in her sleep early November 23, 2018. Nancy is survived by her husband of 67 years, and her love of 77, Don; her children, Donald (Lori), Janette (Scott Warne); her grandchildren, Darryl, Kaitlyn (James Hooks), Zachary, Jennifer (Steve Fortuna); and her great-grandchildren, Josh, Michael, Nicole and Anthony.
What to say about mom? We could do the obvious and tell you where she was born, where she went to school and where she worked. We don't think that is necessary. We do want to tell you what a special lady mom was to all of us. We want you to know that even with a severe hearing loss, she didn't miss much. We want you to know that she really enjoyed a good party and threw some of the best. We want to tell you that she was the best wife and mother. We also want to tell you that she could be your best friend and would do anything for you; however, if you crossed her family, you had better watch out.
But mostly, we want to tell you that she will be missed more than she could ever have imagined.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) for a service on Saturday, December 1st at 1:30 p.m. with a reception to follow in the Rosedale Room of the funeral home. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Hearing Society, 271 Spadina Road, Toronto M5R 2V3. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
Good bye mom, we love you very much!
DR. GRETA G OLICK (née Kloosterman)
Died peacefully at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at the age of 62.
Greta is survived by her loving husband Steven; her children Robert and Danyse; her siblings John, Grace, Evelyn and Paul along with beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Greta personified the motto "Be kind and leave the world in a better place than you found it."
Funeral services will be held on Thursday November 29, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel.
PIERRE O. GREFFE
Passed away peacefully at home with his loving wife by his side, on November 16, 2018, at the age of 66.
Pierre was the beloved son of the late Raymond Greffe and the late Yolande Léger. Cherished and beloved husband of Susan. Devoted father to Renee (predeceased) and Stephanie.
Proud grandfather to Nico and Theo.
Dear brother of Marc (predeceased) and sister-in-law, Diane.
Pierre's career began in Montreal with Bank of Montreal and continued his career in Toronto and Chicago with the Bank of Montreal/Harris Bank from 1974 to 2011 when he retired as Executive Vice President, Finance. He developed many close professional and personal relationships over the years during his tenure with BMO.
In addition to his career, Pierre loved playing golf and listening to all types of music, with the Beatles being his favorite, but above all he loved and was devoted to his family. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.
A service to celebrate Pierre will be held at the Glen Oaks Funeral Home Chapel, 3164 Ninth Line (Dundas/403) Oakville on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 11 a.m., followed by a reception in the Glen Oaks Lounge. Private family inurnment at Glen Oaks Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9. Online condolences and memories can be shared through http://www.glenoaks.ca.
KENNETH CAMPBELL MACKINNON LICKRISH
March 10, 1972 November 24, 2018 It is with profound sadness that the family of Ken announce his sudden and tragic passing.
Beloved husband of Lindsay.
Amazing father of Lauren, Ryan and Hannah. Cherished grandson of Mary Macleod. Treasured son of Gordon and Elizabeth and loved brother of David and John.
Ken was a great friend to many in the community and the first to offer his help to anyone in need.
He enjoyed spending weekends in Creemore visiting his parents and skiing at Devil's Glen Ski Club. In the summer months he could often be found golfing at TGC. Above all else, he enjoyed spending time with his family, of which he was immensely proud.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. (East of the Jane subway) on Sunday, December 2nd, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at The Old Mill, 21 Old Mill Road on Monday, December 3, 2018 with family and friends gathering at 6:30 p.m. for words of tribute at 7 p.m. All are welcome to come and share their favorite stories about Ken. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Mount Sinai Hospital.
Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca
DENNIS WILLIAM MAGILL PH.D.
Professor Emeritus University of Toronto (June 1939 - November 2018) Predeceased by his parents, James and Alberta Magill; and survived and lovingly remembered by his sister, Elvera Clark (Terry); nephew, Jim Clark; and niece, Bonnie Joynt (Bryn, Alyssa, Kylan).
Dennis was the past Director of the Department of Sociology undergraduate program and University College's health studies program. He served on many boards: Toronto Historical Board, Sherbourne Health Centre, Rekai Centre for Long Term Care, Centre for Urban Health Initiatives, Community Campus Partnerships for Health, and Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network.
Dennis was Vice Chair of the Wellesley Hospital Board of Directors for many years. He was a founding member of the Wellesley Institute and founding Chair of the Tony Di Pede Residence (Wellesley Central Residence Inc).
In recognition of his contribution to the community, Toronto City Council designated the park located on the site of the former Wellesley Hospital as the "Wellesley-Magill Park".
A celebration of life will take place on Friday, November 30th from 5 - 7 p.m. at The Faculty Club, University of Toronto, 41 Willcocks St. Toronto. Memorial donations can be made to established scholarships in Dennis' name at University of Toronto or Acadia University.
DONALD JEUNE MATTHEWS
February 11, 1926 November 25, 2018 "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
Winston Churchill Don Matthews was the eighth of ten children born in Brantford to immigrants from Guernsey, Channel Islands. His father worked at the Brantford Expositor as a stereotyper. At 17, Don enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force, and was trained as a tail gunner.
After the war, he graduated in Engineering at Queen's University, and married Joyce Drake, also of Brantford. They moved to London, Ontario, and had six children: Dona, Shelley, Deborah, Virginia, Jack, and Carole. He later married Phyllis Gorman, with whom he had three children: Joseph, Cayleah, and Gabrielle.
In 1953 he borrowed $5,000 to buy his first backhoe, and established Matthews Construction, which grew to Matthews Group, an international construction company. In 1972, he was elected President of the national Progressive Conservative party. Later, he was elected to the board of the Bank of Canada.
His proudest achievement was being part of the creation of the Thames Valley Parkway, the 40km path that runs throughout London and is enjoyed by countless runners, walkers, strollers and cyclists.
With the onset of Alzheimer's disease, he began to slow down, and moved to Sunnybrook Hospital K Wing, where he was tended with dignity by the compassionate staff and his devoted caregiver, Thelma Abriam.
Don was predeceased by five sisters, Una, Florence, Mabel, Winnifred, and Josephine; and two brothers, Victor and Frank.
He leaves behind two sisters, Shirley Pettigrew and Barbara Rutherford; nine children; twentyone grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; and sixteen nieces and nephews.
There will be a private funeral at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Sunnybrook Veterans Hospital at https:// donate.sunnybrook.ca/tribute.
ALLAN SYDNEY McGILL
Born at Smithers, BC, February 1, 1922, died at Crofton Manor Retirement Residence, Vancouver, on November 24, 2018. Wish him calm seas and a smooth crossing. He is survived by Jessie, his beloved wife of 72 years; and their three sons, Hunter (Jane), Peter (Vesna), and Christopher (Barbara); and cherished grandchildren, Alexander and Stephanie (Kayla). He was predeceased by his sisters, Joan and Muriel.
Allan grew up in Vancouver and attended Lord Byng High School. In the course of four years' service in the RCAF during World War II he rose to the rank of Flight Lieutenant as a Fighter Control Officer with 83 Group Control centre in Northwest Europe. After the war he obtained an honours degree in economics from the University of British Columbia.
From 1948 to 1977 Allan was a foreign service officer in the Department of External Affairs. He served abroad at posts in South Africa, India and Japan and later as High Commissioner for Canada to Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda, and finally as High Commissioner to Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
Between foreign assignments, Allan held a succession of positions in Ottawa, including that of Private Secretary to the Right Hon. Lester B. Pearson from 1954 to 1957, when Mr Pearson won the Nobel Peace prize for his role in establishing the first United Nations Peacekeeping Force.
Allan served also as Senior Assistant to the Hon. Paul Martin Sr and to the Hon.
Mitchell Sharp when they were Canada's Foreign Ministers between 1967 and 1970. He was Director General for Africa and the Middle East in Ottawa from 1972 to 1974 and Inspector General of the Foreign Service in 1977.
After retiring from External Affairs, Allan, with Jessie at his side, built a house and notable garden on the outskirts of Abbotsford, BC, and devoted himself to gardening, nature and community service. He was an active member of the MSA Museum Society, served on its board of directors and contributed much to the development of Trethewey House Heritage Site. He was a continuing generous supporter of Abbotsford Community Services and served on its board of directors. For many years he was president of the Pinegrove Garden Club and a leading spirit in the local gardening community, always ready to share his knowledge and plants. As an observer of nature he contributed, with many others, reports of bird sightings and nesting to the definitive work "The Birds of British Columbia." He was a member of the BC Naturalists, the BC Waterfowl Society and the Canadian Wildlife Federation, among the many organizations he supported.
Allan was proud of his service to his country in peace and war, enjoyed 72 years of happy family life in partnership with his beloved Jessie, and faced his end with equanimity.
JOHN ANGUS McISAAC December 26, 1918 November 26, 2018 It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, John Angus McIsaac. Dad died on Monday, November 26, 2018, one month short of his 100th birthday. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 65 years, Doris (2007) and his beloved daughter, Catherine Anne (2014). Dad was a gentle man of great wit and intellect with a genius for invention. He will be greatly missed by his family, Merron (Ferruccio), Rod (Maureen), Frances (Calvin); and his loving grandchildren, Darcie, Jacqueline (Jess), Rory, Jane, Alec; and Eric (Lesley), Paul, Darren (Austen) Gottardi; Gillian and Meagan Younger.
We are deeply grateful for the outstanding care that Dad received at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre with special thanks to Paula Phillips and Dr. Shergold as well as Dad's caregiver Yolette.
Your care and love made John's life so much richer in his last years - thank you.
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 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 30th. Mass at Holy Name Catholic Church (71 Gough Street, Toronto) on Saturday, December 1st at 10:00 a.m. Interment and reception to follow.
Donations in John's memory most gratefully accepted in support of Sunnybrook's Veteran's Care - Operation Raise a Flag c/o Sunnybrook Foundation, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymilesnew bigging.com.
EDWARD JAMES SHIRLEY "Jim"
Past President of the Chamber of Commerce in Barrie and Cochrane; Barrie Alderman; United Way Campaign Chairman, Barrie; Past President of the Kiwanis Club Barrie; past Board Member of Ontario Chamber of Commerce; RVH Volunteer; sponsor of Cochrane baseball team.
Passed away at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Monday, November 26, 2018 at the age of 88.
Beloved husband of Sally for 64 years. Loved father of Edward Shirley (Arlene), Kevin Shirley, Gay Duncan (Scott), Daphne Shirley, Celeste Shirley, and Lori Shirley (Steve Harbourne). Cherished grandfather to Matthew Shirley, Blair Marchand (Rob), Jaime Mitchell (Paul), Corey Duncan, Jeremy Crooks, Desiree Crooks, Sarah Doiron, and great-grandfather to Jace, Kane and Quinn. Survived by sister, Frances; and many nieces and nephews; predeceased by brothers, John, Rusty, Peter and sisters, Molly and Janet. Jim will also be missed by Jeremy and Desiree's father Terry Crooks; Sally's family; Marilyn (Garth), John and Bonnie (Frank).
Bernie will miss her morning neck scratch! Friends and family will be received at Adams Funeral Home, 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. A private family Service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations to Barrie Kiwanis Club PO Box 442, Barrie, Ontario L4M 4T7 would be appreciated by the family.
Condolences may be forwarded through adamsfuneralhome.ca
DR. JOSEPH NICHOLAS SOLE "Mickey"
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Dr.
Joseph Nicholas "Mickey" Sole on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. He died peacefully and comfortably surrounded by his family and friends shortly after celebrating his 80th birthday.
Beloved husband of the late Rosslyn Sole. Devoted father and father-in-law to Martin and Julie Sole and Debbie and Rick Silver. Loving grandfather to Rebecca, Hannah, Corey, and Hailey. Son of the late Dr.
Nicholas and Bertha Sole and dear brother and brother-inlaw of Louise and Larry Rotman.
Mickey was extremely proud of Victoria Gardens Long Term Care which he owned and operated for nearly 50 years along with his late wife, Rosslyn. He will be dearly missed by the wonderful staff and friends that he considered to be his second family.
Funeral service to be held on Thursday, November 29th, at 11:00 a.m. at United Hebrew Memorial Chapel at 28 Ewen Road, Hamilton. Shiva visits on Thursday from 7:00 p.m.
to 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 163 Little John Rd., Dundas ON.
Shiva will continue on Sunday, December 2nd, in Toronto at 32 Cheval Dr from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and then conclude at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, Mickey would have appreciated a donation in support of animal and wildlife foundations.
REV. PETER JULIAN MICHAEL SWAN CSB
99 years old, died at Anglin House, Toronto, ON, on November 15, 2018, after a brief illness. He was a Basilian for 79 years and a priest for 75 years. Peter was born in Folkestone, England, to Henry Peter Swan and Edna Hanson Green. He is survived by his brother, Sir Conrad Swan, and by his nephew Andrew Swan and nieces Elizabeth Herring and Juliana Galvin.
Peter was first introduced to the Catholic Intellectual tradition when he enrolled in the University of St.
Michael's College, Toronto, ON in 1935; he graduated with a BA in 1938. Peter continued his studies in Philosophy and received an MA ('42) and a Ph.D. ('45). Peter entered the Tweedsmuir Avenue Novitiate in Toronto in 1939 and was professed on August 15, 1940. He was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop John R.
MacDonald of Peterborough in St. Basil's Church, Toronto, ON.
Peter devoted his career to the advancement of Catholic higher education, chiefly through administrative positions in four institutions: Assumption College (later Assumption University), St.
Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan, St. Joseph's College in the University of Alberta, and the University of St.
Visitation will be held Friday, November 30, 2018 from 9 a.m.
until 10 a.m. when a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Chapel of the Cardinal Flahiff Basilian Centre, 95 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Thornhill, ON. In lieu of flowers, contributions to can be made to the Basilian Fathers' Retirement Fund, 95 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 3C2.