Friday, June 7, 2019
DR. TIBOR FERENC HEIM M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.C., F.A.S.N.
Tibor passed away on June 4, 2019 in Toronto, aged 84, peacefully in his sleep, free of pain. His family surrounded him with love, tears, kisses, music and laughter throughout his final days. He wouldn't have wanted it any other way. Tibor leaves behind his wife, Dr. Hilda Donhoffer; daughters, Lucia Weiler (Dr. Peter), Karla Prager (Peter Prager), Orsolya Heim (Joseph O'Toole) and Angelika Heim (Cameron Wong); his 12 grandchildren, Petra, Liara, Liam, Adam, Dr. Madina, Nicole, Keenan, Austin, Ryan, Josette, Jackson and Schaefer; his sister, Dr. Zsuzsanna; brother, Laszlo (Panni); and their families. Predeceased by brother, Lajos.
Tibor was born April 26, 1935 in Sarmellek, Hungary to Iren Makk and Lajos Heim. He graduated from the University of Pecs Medical School (1959) and moved to Canada in 1976 as staff physician at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He became a professor in both the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Tibor was an award winning, internationally recognized expert in energy and lipid metabolism in newborns. His research was published in over 100 original papers and he authored several book chapters. Tibor had an expansive career as a pediatrician and never lost the passion for his work.
He was an avid reader, lover of sports, cooking (soup in particular), eating and lively conversations. He believed in putting family first with unconditional love, securing a solid education, cultivating a curious mind, an unbending work ethic, and a penchant for travel and adventure. He supported his family's endeavours, savoured their successes and continuously cajoled them to reach ever higher. He will be missed by all.
Information on donations and book of condolences are available at www.
cardinalfuneralhomes.com. Celebration of Tibor's life is on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. W. followed by a reception.
Tibor/Dad/Papa, be at peace. Thank you for everything. For teaching us how to live and how to die gracefully. We love you.
Passed away peacefully at Cedarvale Terrace June 3, 2019. Visitations at Humphrey Funeral Home Saturday, June 8th, 10 a.m. - 12 noon.
JACK MCATEER (John Joseph)
Our dad completed his earthly journey early in the morning of June 4, 2019. Dad passed peacefully and beside Joan, the love of his life for the past 63 years.
He will be fondly remembered for his wit, charm, and passion.
He had a profound impact on his five children; Susan, Linda, David, John and Rick, their spouses, ten Grandchildren; John, Jaclyn, Angela, Sean, Chris, Ryan, Arora, Kiera, Roan and Liam, three Great-Grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a great number of treasured friends.
Jack was a proud 1st-generation Canadian with a strong lived Irish heritage - He earned his ability to tell a great story from our Irish roots - roots our "Polish" mother Joan happily adopted, even baking Irish soda bread for him on St. Patrick's Day.
Early days in Toronto found Jack (then Jackie) in Cabbagetown before it was OK to live there; playing hockey, as Dad always said, with newspapers as shin pads, butter knives for skates and walking to and from grade school up-hill, both ways. He lived on Ontario Street with his mom and dad, Margaret and Peter McAteer, his twin brother Peter and big sister Maureen. Jack went to St.
Michaels high school in Toronto.
Even with a good education Jack always credited Joan with helping him learn to spell and to have good grammar, a skill he always tried to instill in his children.
Dad had a love for precision - that generated an oft' seen "eye-roll" from Joan who knew she taught him everything.
Jack was the founder of the McAteer Group of Companies an organization he was so proud of, believed in, and which now embraces the third generation of McAteers.
Jack reflected on his life recently saying he had a great life and has a family that loves each other.
What nicer blessing is there?
The family will welcome friends at a visitation June 7th from 6 p.m.
to 8 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora. Jack's funeral Mass will be Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Lynette Hall of Our Lady of Grace Church in Aurora, Ontario 15347 Yonge Street, Aurora.
"May the road rise up to meet you".
DONALD GORDON MCBEATH
September 25, 1938 May 27, 2019 "The Song is Ended, but the Melody lingers on" - Irving Berlin Don passed away suddenly at his home in Vancouver. He was a Vancouver boy his entire life.
Don will be forever missed by his loving wife, Marilyn Anne Taylor.
He is predeceased by his son Craig, and survived by his daughter Erin Wyder (husband John Wyder and grandchildren Jordan and Steel) and son Colin McBeath, (wife Angelica and grand children Gabriella, Emma and Olivia). He will be dearly missed by his stepchildren Natalie and David Taylor.
Don was a man of many talents and interests, including international travel, gardening, historical books and a forever Canuck fan.
Don worked in the print industry for over 40 years. He served as VP at Benwell Atkins and was highly respected.
He was a man of compassion, generosity, a quick wit and sense of humor.
In Don's world, you were always welcomed in with open arms and a warm hug.
He had a tremendous interest in people wherever he went.
He would drop anything to help a friend in need. A man that people could depend on in times of trouble.
He will be forever missed by many, especially in his community.
Contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
DR. LAUREN IRENE McCURDY-DICKIE 'Loli'
Peacefully and surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at the age of 70. Loving wife of Dr.
Paul Dickie for 50 years. Cherished mother of Trevor Dickie and Connor Dickie (Molly). Proud grandmother of Gibson. Sadly missed by her mother, Marie McCurdy; her siblings, Marilee Mason, Barry McCurdy, Douglas McCurdy and Bruce McCurdy; and by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her father, George McCurdy Sr., and siblings, Anna Marie Fleming and George McCurdy.
Lauren grew up in Amherstburg, Ontario, in a large and loving family. She enrolled in the music program at University of Western Ontario, but switched to medicine after the birth of her first child. She joined the department of radiology at St. Joseph's Hospital, London, specializing in mammography. She was instrumental in bringing the Ontario Breast Screening program to London. In recognition of her contributions and accomplishments, she was awarded the Women of Excellence award from the YMCA/ YWCA in 2005.
Lauren was a devoted wife and mother to her two beloved sons, Trevor and Connor. She had a wonderful zest for life, and embraced many activities with her family and friends including music, theatre, tennis and skiing. Our family would like to thank the staff at McCormick Home and Memory Lane, and especially Heidi, Helen, Cathy, Gail and Michelle. Lauren would also like to thank her friends Kathy, Mary Lee, Karin, Jane and Steve for their longstanding support and friendship.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where a Celebration of Life will be conducted on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Loli are asked to consider the McCormick Care Foundation or St. Joseph's Health Care London. For information and online condolences, please visit http://www.westviewfuneralchapel.com.
In Loving Memory
JOAN THOMAS McCRODAN
Every day we miss your lovely presence, your sense of humour, and your love.
The John McCrodan Family
With great sadness, we announce the passing of Aideen on May 31, 2019 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elliot Lake at the age of 92. Predeceased by her brothers Cathal and Sean (Kathleen), survived by her sisters, Maeve (Bob Floyde) and Blathnaid (Michael Carmody), nephews, nieces and extended family in Ireland, Canada, UK, and USA.
Especially mourned by her loving friends, the Speed family.
Born in Ireland in 1927, Aideen and her siblings were raised by their widowed mother, the principal of the local primary school, a first for women in Ireland at the time. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin and the London School of Economics, she came to Canada in 1957 with a plan to work for a short period, then return to Europe, preferably on a slow cargo boat with many ports of call. She worked as a social worker and taught various courses at University of Toronto, George Brown College and Sheridan College before joining the Ontario Department of Correctional Services in 1965 as Director of Women's Reformatories. In 1969 Aideen became Executive Director of a Toronto child care agency and she is a past president of the Ontario Association of Professional Social Workers - Metro Toronto Branch.
In recognition of her contribution to the field of corrections in Ontario, she was awarded the 1967 Centennial Medal. She was a founding member of the Ontario Committee on the Status of Women, a member of the Boards of the Hincks Treatment Centre, the Ontario Welfare Council, the Ontario Association for Corrections and Criminology, and a member of the Advisory Committee of the George Brown College Child Care Course.
In 1974, she was elected as a Liberal Member of Parliament for the Toronto riding of Trinity and was re-elected in 1979, 1980 and 1984. She served as parliamentary secretary and chaired various committees including Public Accounts. She led delegations to the European Parliament, the O.E.C.D, Council of Europe and was a delegate to U.N General Assembly. In 1989, she was appointed to the Immigration and Refugee Board where she served until moving to Elliot Lake to take up residence and become a Northerner (NOT to retire!).
She was an active participant in the local community (Chair White Mountain Academy of the Arts, Trustee St Joseph's General Hospital, Board Member Women's Crisis Centre and the Family Life Centre and President Rotary Club). In 2003, she was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal and the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians Distinguished Services Award. Tributes received testify to her legacy.
She was a strong, capable, dynamic woman with a formidable intellect which, in a woman, wasn't as appreciated as it should have been at that time.
She will live on in the many lives she has touched and changed.
Special thanks to the wonderful neighbours and friends in Elliott Lake, especially Nicole and Marilyn who were with Aideen at the end, as well as all the friends who supported her.
Cremation has taken place.
A Celebration of Life will take place at The University Club of Toronto, 380 University Avenue, Toronto on Monday, August 12th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the CNIB Foundation.
MARY DARGIE RIDDELL
Mary passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at the Terrace on the Square Retirement Residence in Waterloo, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the age of 98 1/2.
Predeceased by her husband Drew "Bumpa" Riddell, parents William and Annie Gowans, sister Barbara Gowans, brother Billy Gowans, sister-in-law Beatrice Riddell, and brother-in-law Kent Riddell.
Mary is lovingly remembered by her two sons and six grandchildren, Andrew Riddell and his children Alexander and Melissa, and William Riddell, his wife Debbie and their children Jennifer Riddell, Christa Guckenberger (Jason), Alex Riddell (Niki), Karrie Urban (Csaba), and seven great-grandchildren, Tyler and Calvin Guckenberger, Sydney Riddell, Charlotte and Connor Hogan, Teah and Chayce Archambault. Mary is also survived by many furry friends.
Mary graduated in 1944 as a nurse from Toronto General Hospital.
She was a proud member and first female commander of the Kitchener Power and Sail Squadron and was a longtime member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Kitchener where she volunteered on many committees. Mary was an amateur radio operator and her call sign was VE3 MWE. She loved her cottage on Georgian Bay where she was most relaxed. She is now sailing with Bumpa.
A special thank you is extended to the staff at Chartwell Terrace on the Square for their loving care and compassion.
Visitation will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Friday, June 7th from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday, June 8th from 2-4 p.m.
The funeral service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 11 a.m. A reception will immediately follow in the funeral home's Fireside Room. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens, Breslau.
Condolences for the family and memorial donations to Hemophilia Ontario, the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the C.N.I.B. may be arranged by contacting the funeral home at http://www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.
Mary will be always loved and never forgotten.
MARGARET ELIZABETH ROBB (née Lightbody)
October 21, 1935 May 24, 2019 The Robb family is sad to announce the death of Marg Robb, beloved wife of Gordon for the last 60 years; mother extraordinaire to her three daughters, Cathy (Rob Paterson), Sue (Paul Riedlinger), and Janet (Neil Craik); and nana to Annie, C.J., Lauren, Meg, Nick, Sarah and Will. She was the older sister to Robert Lightbody (deceased), sister-in-law to Margie and aunt to Deborah (Sandy Keay) and Tamara (Rick Murdock).
Visitation will be at Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St W, Toronto, Thursday, June 13, 2019 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. A service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving will be held at Kingsway Lambton United Church, 85 the Kingsway, Etobicoke on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 1 pm.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Ovarian Cancer Canada (https:// ovariancanada.org/).