Wednesday, April 11, 2018
MARJORIE JEAN BURLEY
Passed peacefully on April 10, 2018 at the age of 107.
Predeceased by her sister, Eileen Tyler and her nephew, Ron Tyler. Marjorie was a loyal employee of Scotiabank for her entire career. She was an amazing lady with a wonderful spirit and strong faith. She will be lovingly remembered by her friends and caregivers, Liz Gray, Pam Poyser and Ian Gibson.
Funeral service will be held at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge St. (at Goulding, south of Steeles) on Friday, April 13 at 11 a.m. Marjorie will be buried in her family plot at Victoria Lawn Cemetery, St.
Catharines on Tuesday, April 17 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Guide Dogs For The Blind would be appreciated.
Condolences http://www.rskane.ca R.S. Kane 416-221-1159
RICHARD STANLEY ELLIOTT "Dick"
Of the Town of Mount Royal, Quebec, died peacefully on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Jewish General Hospital.
Dick will be lovingly remembered by Olive Mulroney, his wife of 60 years and their children, Richard (Lena), Tim (Jane), Brian (Barbara), and Maureen (Douglas) Waterston. Dick will also be lovingly remembered by his twelve grandchildren, Raffi (Mariam), Patrick, Maral, Matthew, Alex, Margaret, Catherine, Sasha, Nina, Douglas, Kathleen, Brian; by his great-granddaughter, Maral Olivia; and by his brother, Terry.
Dick was predeceased by his brother, Bill. Dick will be sorely missed by his extended family and many friends.
Dick was born on December 11, 1933 in Neudorf, Saskatchewan, to Stanley and Jean McBurney Elliott and grew up in Rosetown, SK. Dick was a standout hockey player, playing for the University of Saskatchewan varsity team and maintained a lifelong love of the game. He was also a devoted fan of the Saskatchewan Roughriders football team. His family have been season ticket holders for 70 years. Dick would go to extreme lengths not to miss a game on tv.
No event was more sacred than a Riders game.
After graduating as a civil engineer from the University of Saskatchewan in 1955, Dick moved to Baie Comeau, QC to work on the Manicouagan Dam. It was here that he met his lifelong love, Olive, who for the next sixty years would travel the world with him enjoying life's adventures.
Dick, who often would jokingly refer to himself as an "itinerant construction worker", was in fact a highly respected engineer. He managed major construction projects over a career that spanned six decades. The result was that he and Olive would move their family at the end of each project to a new location, with a new set of challenges, which took them to live all over Quebec and Ontario as well as Iran, Trinidad, Slovenia and South Africa.
The most important thing in Dick's life was his family. He was a proud father whose greatest joy was to spend time with his children and play with his grandchildren.
He will be remembered for his compassion, hospitality and loyalty to family and friends and "family" was always broadly defined. Though a citizen of the world, he loved his country and was a proud Canadian.
The family would like to thank the Jewish General Hospital, nurses, doctors and staff; the team at the West Island Manor where he has resided for the last 18 months, and his personal care givers.
Visitation at Kane Fetterly funeral home, 5301 Décarie boulevard on Friday, April 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held on Saturday, April 14 at 2:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish, 1020 Laird Boulevard, Town of Mont Royal.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dick's memory to Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish, 1020 Laird Boul., Mont Royal; or The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada (http://www.heartandstroke.ca).
To send condolence to the family go to http://www.kanefetterly.qc.ca
JOAN JARDINE GOODALL (nee Spaulding)
Surrounded by her family, Joan passed away from congestive heart failure on April 9, 2018 at Sunnybrook Palliative Care. Greatly loved and missed by her children, Martha (Gordon) Main, Sandy (Josiane) Goodall, Janet (Roger) Dickhout. Joan was predeceased by youngest son, Colin. Adored by 10 grandchildren, Jimmy, John, Fiona, Heather, Alex, Jonas, Julie, Graham, Allison, and Jenny, as well as 12 great-grandchildren.
Joan was born on August 7, 1922. She loved to regale the family with stories of her childhood spent roaming the beaches of Shediac, NB with her sister, Ruth (Coop) and cousin, Anne (Petite). At only 20, she graduated from Mt.
Allison University with a BSc. in biology, and moved to Toronto. There she worked at the Connaught Laboratory, and met husband, RCAF W/C Alex Goodall (predeceased) with whom she shared 50 years of loving marriage.
They lived on air force bases throughout Canada and Europe, before settling in Toronto in 1966.
Joan loved people, and her exuberance and joie de vivre drew others, young and old, to her. Her love of nature and adventurous spirit saw her picnicking and fishing on the French River and watching big game on safari in South Africa at age 89!!! With her curious nature and inquiring mind, she was a life long learner and avid reader. Her strong Christian values and urge to help others led her to lead a life of volunteerism - Girls Guides, CNIB, Red Cross, Dorothy Ley Hospice and especially her church family, at St. George's. But her family was always her biggest source of pride and joy.
A Funeral Service will be held at St. George's-on-the-Hill, Anglican Church, on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 11 a.m., interment to follow at church cemetery, reception after in church hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dorothy Ley Hospice.
Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca
AGNES MOULSON (nee Szendro) 1935-2018
Agnes Moulson (nee Szendro), died peacefully in her sleep on April 9, 2018 in Burlington. Born in Budapest, Hungary in December of 1935. Strong, beautiful, smart, kind and dignified, she used her strength to survive the Nazis, daringly escape the Communists and make a new life for herself in Canada. She met and married Colin, a wonderful Yorkshireman (d. 2003) who was just visiting Toronto but chose instead to stay and marry the captivating Hungarian. Together they had a life full of love, travel, art, music, and most of all, family and lasting friendships. Later in life, she found a new chance at love with Gordon Inglis (d. 2013) and his loving family.
An only child, she is survived by her three children and their spouses, Peter and Meri Moulson, Rob and Nadine Moulson, Andrea and Steve Starkman; and the delight of her life, her grandchildren, Samuel, Tara, Kailey, Sara, Alexandra, and Charli.
Many thanks to the loving staff at Carpenter Hospice. Private burial.
A celebration of life will be held details to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Carpenter Hospice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
COLONEL THE HONOURABLE ROBERT CAMPBELL RUTHERFORD MBE, CD, QC NOVEMBER 29, 1922 - APRIL 3, 2018
Robert (Bob) Rutherford died peacefully, under superb care at K-Wing, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto after a life of devoted service to his country in war and peace as a Soldier, Lawyer, Judge, Royal Commissioner, tireless volunteer and fundraiser for veterans and their families in need.
Predeceased by his father, the late Brigadier-General Thomas John Rutherford, CBE, ED; his mother, Helen Sibbald; and wives, Elizabeth Ann ("Betsy") Sutcliffe, and Donna Lee Richards; and siblings, Jaffray, Anne and Bruce. He is survived by his daughter, Susan (Jesus); and Robert (Kath); grandchildren, Nicola and Brendan; sisters-in-law, Sally Gardner (John), Molly Harper (Chuck), Louise Sutcliffe and Shelley Richards (Koichi); 12 nephews and nieces; and 26 great-nephews and great-nieces.
Born in Owen Sound, Ontario, Bob was raised on the family farm at Leith, Ontario. A King's Scout and graduate of Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute, with the outbreak of the Second World War he joined the Grey and Simcoe Foresters Regiment while still underage. Transferred to the Governor General's Horse Guards, he served in Africa, Italy, and Northwest Europe as a tank, troop, and squadron commander. Promoted Captain at the age of 21 in Italy, he was awarded a Military MBE for gallantry during the Battle of Monte Cassino and the Liberation of Rome. Continued service followed in Northwest Europe and Germany until VE Day.
At the end of the war, he earned admission to and graduated from Khaki College in London, England and then Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto.
Bob was called to the bar in 1950 and practiced as a civil and criminal barrister with the Toronto firm Phelan, O'Brien, Rutherford, Lawer and Shannon. He was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1960.
Bob Rutherford joined the Governor-General's Horse Guards in 1947 and commanded the regiment from 1956 to 1960, serving as Honorary Aide-DeCamp to Governors-General Vincent Massey and Georges Vanier. He was later appointed Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of the Horse Guards (1976-1980), Honorary Colonel of his old regiment the Grey and Simcoe Foresters (19801997), and elected President of the Royal Canadian Military Institute (1973-1976).
In later life, he served as chair of the Gurkha Welfare Trust and devoted much of his time to fundraising for the veterans of the Brigade of Gurkhas. He remained close to the military for the rest of his life and was an outstanding advocate for many veterans issues. In 1975, he received the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal and in 1998 the Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation Humanitarian Award.
Bob was a Knight of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem and a Knight Commander of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem; a Past Governor of Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ontario; an Honorary Life Director of the Canadian Equestrian Federation, Life Member of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps Association, Governor of the Corps of Commissionaires of Ontario, and a Member of the St. Andrew's Society of Toronto.
A member of Delta Chi fraternity, he lectured on civil procedure in the Bar Admission Course at Osgoode Hall, was a Member of the Council of the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto, a Director of the Advocates' Society, a Member of the York County Law Association, the Lawyers Club of Toronto and the International Association of Insurance Law. He served on the York County Legal Aid Committee and was Vice-Chair of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. He also served as a Bencher with the Law Society of Upper Canada.
In1979,BobRutherfordwasappointedaJusticeoftheSupremeCourtofOntario, and Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada. He was appointed a Commissioner of the Inquiry into the Deployment of Canadian Forces to Somalia (1994-1997) and as Ontario's Integrity Commissioner (1997-2001).
Bob always enjoyed spending extended periods of time at his cottage at Leith, Ontario, in the company of family and lifelong friends. It was where he was happiest.
The family expresses deepest thanks to caregivers Winsome, Lilly, Lera, Gani, Daphne, Mel and Joanese, to therapist Alisha, and to Dr. Hung and the nurses and staff at K-Wing. Special gratitude is owed to the late John Lawer, QC, Bob's friend and former law partner, the law firm of Legge & Legge; and to Colonel Michael Stevenson.
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 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 12th. A memorial service will take place at the Royal Canadian Military Institute, 426 University Avenue, on Friday, April 13th friends are welcome to gather at 12:30 p.m. with a service to follow at 1:00 p.m. Interment will take place at Leith Cemetery, 419134 Tom Thomson Lane, Leith, on Saturday, April 14th at 12:00 p.m.
Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
SIMON SAKS On Monday, April 9, 2018 at
North York General Hospital. Beloved husband of Renee. Loving father and father-in-law of Alan and Kelly, and Brian and Alicia.
Devoted grandfather of Justin, Brooke, Ethan, and Arly. Special thanks to the Doctors, Nurses and Staff of 8W, North York General Hospital for their love, kindness and compassion. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Interment Temple Sinai Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 224 Honiton Street. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Canada, 1-800-616-8816 or to the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, 416-631-5689.
After a blessed life our mother and Nonna passed away peacefully with her two sons by her side on April 9, 2018, at Trillium Hospital in Mississauga. Alfonsina was born in Siculiana, Italy, on October 8, 1933, the daughter of Antonio and Giuseppina Vella. She is together again with Leonardo, her beloved husband of 55 years.
Full of boundless energy, our mom loved spending time with her family and friends, they all meant everything to her. Loving and caring mother to Franco (Cosmina) and Anthony (Julie) and dear Nonna to Oriana (Bryan), Elysia (Sam), Sophie and Isabelle.
She is survived by her sister, Rina (Mimmo). A loving person who was always willing to help others, she will be fondly remembered by her many relatives and friends and will be missed by all who knew her.
Friends may call at the Turner & PorterPeelChapel,2180Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy 10 N. of QEW) from 4-8:30 p.m.
Thursday. Funeral Mass will be held at Saints Peter & Paul Parish, 4070 Central Pkwy. E., Mississauga at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2018.
Interment Assumption Catholic Cemetery. Our family would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the ICU staff at Trillium Hospital for their attentiveness and care.
Donations to Trillium Hospital would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca
WILLIAM CARRICK TRUSLER MD, FRCP November 5, 1929- March 25, 2018
Died with dignity and grace in Toronto, on Sunday, March 25, 2018, in his 89th year.
Devoted and beloved companion for 58 years of the late Carol (nee Purdy). Deeply loved father to Michael and Wendy; and proud and caring grandfather to Owen Trusler and Finley Taylor.
Cherished son of the late George and Mona Trusler; and brother to George (Connie-deceased) and Doreen Trusler, Jane Maher (Frank-deceased), and Jim and Heather Trusler. Dear son-in-law of the late Arthur and Ethyl Purdy; and brother-in-law to Beverly Heyd (Gordon-deceased), Heather Schreiber and the late David (Joydeceased) and Ann Purdy. Much adored uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Bill was happiest surrounded by family and friends in the homes he and Carol created together.
A graduate of Oakwood Collegiate and the University of Toronto (1954), Bill began his medical career in Toronto before moving to London with his young family where he established a long and distinguished private practice in radiology.
Bill was a natural athlete and outdoorsman. He was a champion swimmer and avid skier in his youth, and in his later years was sustained by memories of Go Home Bay picnics, fly fishing at the Caledon Mountain Trout Club, and the view from the top of the Bluff at Osler.
Honorable, positive and forwardlooking, with a deep capacity for unconditional love, Bill will be remembered for his quiet sense of fun, his barbequing prowess, and the way he laughed with his whole person.
Our heartfelt thanks to the staff in the Acute Care for Elders Medical Unit at Mt. Sinai Hospital and to Monica Byrne, Marlene Dixon, Dr.
Sydney Smart, and the caregivers at the Balmoral Club who made such a wonderful home for him and Carol.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) on Friday, April 13th from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. A celebration of Bill's life will be held in Rosedale United Church, 159 Roxborough Drive on Saturday, April 14th at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sinai Health Foundation in support of Dr. John Floras Cardiology Research (supportsinai.ca/in memory) 416-586-8203 would be greatly appreciated. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.