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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 – Page B19


P.Eng 1924-2003

The 'missing' never stops.

Rebecca GEORGE EDWARD HARE 77, Truro/Lower Economy, Nova Scotia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, December 4, 2018.

Born in Truro, Nova Scotia, he was a son of the late Edward and Dorothy (Kirk) Hare.

George graduated from Mount Allison University (B.Sc.), University of Southern Illinois (Masters and Ph.D.

Pure Mathematics) and University of Florida (Post Doctorate). He went on to live and work in Toronto, holding executive level positions at some of Canada's leading financial institutions.

In retirement, George and his wife, Mary, enjoyed splitting their time between Toronto and their home in Lower Economy, until moving to Truro in 2016. George was passionate about his work, but in his spare time, he enjoyed collecting model trains, reading, walking and hiking.

He leaves his devoted wife, Mary; children, Rebecca and David; son-in-law, David Zborovski; daughter-in-law, Danielle Sampson; sister, Barb (Hare) St. Laurent; grandchildren, Julia, Annabelle and Gregory.

Honouring George's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. If so desired, donations in George's memory to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia are welcomed. Alternatively, we ask people to honour George with an act of kindness: call, visit or spend time with someone in his memory.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing George's obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:


October 12, 1940 November 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.


"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).

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 11a.m.

on Friday, December 14th, at Mt Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mt Pleasant Rd, in Toronto. Reception will follow immediately.


March 23, 1928 December 9, 2018 With heavy hearts, we announce the death of our patriarch and sage on Sunday, December 9, 2018. Vital, active and present well into his 90th year, Dick was taken from us suddenly in the course of one day and we are comforted in the knowledge that he is now at peace. He is survived by his loving wife, Wanda, to whom he was married for 67 years; his children, Anne, Peter and Christina; children-in-law Sarah O'Hagan and Christopher Valentine; and six grandchildren, Madeleine, Olivia, Philippa, Nicholas, Grace and Katherine. He was predeceased by his brother Edward. He will be deeply missed.

Beloved by all who knew him, Dick was defined by his boundless intellectual curiosity, his zest for life and his authentic engagement with people - all people - from cherished, lifelong friends to those whose acquaintance he may have just made. As elegant and charming as he was also opinionated and driven, he was thoughtful, always kind, loyal to a fault and beautifully generous. He had a wry and dry sense of humour and a trademark full-throated laugh. He held education and knowledge in the highest esteem. Above all, he was a believer: in democracy, human rights, the Liberal Party of Canada and the Catholic Church. An honourable man, he lived a long and good life. At his core, he was content - and never more so than when immersed in five decades of family life at Sursum Corda, the family cottage on Mary Lake.

Throughout Dick's career, he served a variety of public and private interests in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Washington D.C.

Starting his career as a young journalist - he wrote a sports column while still in high school for The Woodstock Sentinel-Press - he worked as a reporter for the Toronto Telegram and freelanced for Maclean's Magazine, establishing his inimitable voice at an early age.

Dedicated to the essential power of narrative, Dick went on to establish an enviable career in strategic communications and public affairs. In 1979, he was recruited by the late Bill Mulholland, then Chairman of the Bank of Montreal, to lead the bank's public affairs and corporate communications, which he did for two decades, followed by a post-retirement engagement as Special Advisor to Chairman and CEO Matt Barrett.

Prior to joining the Bank, Dick served as Senior Advisor to the Hon. Pierre-Elliott Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada. Ten years earlier, he had served as press secretary and special assistant to Mr. Trudeau's predecessor in office, the Hon. Lester B. Pearson.

Between periods of duty in the Langevin Block, he served a political appointment as Minister-Counsellor at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. where, among other responsibilities, he was charged with developing an unprecedented U.S.-wide information and cultural affairs programme to support Canadian political and commercial objectives.

Forging relationships at the highest levels of U.S. media and politics, Dick made his mark from the White House press corps to the halls of Congress to the St.

Alban's Tennis Club. During his tenure in Washington (1967-1977), Dick and Wanda not only bore witness to history but absorbed the waves of change that defined that seminal era.

Dick was an active volunteer board director for various organizations -- most notably, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation and the Walrus Foundation. Born in Woodstock, New Brunswick, the third generation of Lawrence O'Hagans to be raised in the same house on the banks of the St John River, he was a graduate of St. Mary's University in Halifax, from which he also received an honourary L.L.D., and studied at Fordham University, New York.

A funeral mass will take place in Toronto at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 78 Clifton Road, on Saturday, December 15th at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at 135 St. George Street.

Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through


July 5, 1983 - December 6, 2018

Left us too suddenly on Thursday, December 6th without a chance to say goodbye. He was a larger than life presence in all of our lives, who will be deeply missed by his parents, Patty and Dick; his loving partner, Kevin Flynn; by his beloved sisters, Alyson (Duncan) and Megan; and his niece and nephews, Kaiya, Crew and Beckett. He leaves behind his extended Parker family in Grimsby and Toronto, his York family in the US, and his Robertson family in Kingston and Toronto. He also leaves behind a devoted community of friends whom he touched through music and art in Montreal and Toronto.

He was a talented graphic design artist and left his own impressive mark on the live and electronic music scene. He was the Poster Boy of Poster Boys. He marched to his own drummer, had a wicked sense of humour and a heart of pure gold. We will miss you Jeffers.

Jeff has been cremated and the family wishes to invite everyone whose life he touched to join us on Friday, December 14th at 2 p.m.

at The Opera House, 735 Queen Street E., (east of Broadview).

Short speeches will begin at 3 p.m.

Thank you to St. Michael's Hospital and the ER Team for their efforts to save him. Something not meant to be. In lieu of flowers and in his memory, if desired, please make a donation to Covenant House or Sick Kids Hospital and lend a hand to someone in need.

Media are asked to respect the family's privacy and not attend.


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.


Passed away in his sleep on Monday, December 10, 2018, at the age of 96. Predeceased by his wife, Margaret; son Tom; and great-grandson Reid. He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his daughters, Joan (Monty) and Lois; son Jim (Toni); daughter-in-law Christine; sister-in-law Connie; grandchildren Paul (Karen), Michael (Kerri), Daniel (Suzy), Madeleine and Nicole and greatgranddaughter Riley along with nephews and nieces.

Gordon grew up in Port Arthur, Ontario. At 19, he enlisted in the RCAF and earned the DFC, completing 39 missions as pilot of Halifax bombers. At the end of the war he returned to Queen's and graduated with his B.Sc.

in Mechanical Engineering. He worked for the Abitibi Paper Company in Thunder Bay and Toronto. In 1974, Gord went back to Thunder Bay working for a short time with Great Lakes Forest Products and then joining V.B. Cook Consulting Engineers as Senior Mechanical Engineer - Energy and as a director where he worked from 1980 to his retirement.

Gord was highly respected as an Engineer, but more importantly as a man. Family and neighbours regularly came to him for advice and support. He proudly volunteered his time and talents to the start up efforts at both Current River United Church in Thunder Bay and Northminster United Church in Willowdale.

Up until only 6 months ago, he delivered weekly Meals on Wheels to the "elderly". Dad's best times, though, were always those spent at Silver Islet boating, fishing, chopping wood, tinkering and picnicking with family and friends.

A celebration of life will be arranged in Thunder Bay next summer. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made in Gordon's name to St Paul's United Church in Thunder Bay or to the Salvation Army.

Online condolences and directions may be found at

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