Tuesday, April 23, 2019
ALICE MARY BOULD, B.A.
With sadness, on April 20, 2019, after a life well-lived, Alice Mary Bould (nee Doyle), B.A., died at the age of 90.
Mary was predeceased by her parents, brother Ted and loving husband Howard. She was a wonderful friend, an engaged member of her community and a generous supporter of many fine organizations. With her generous nature she gave willingly of her time and her resources to many community, national and international organizations to care for those in need. Mary was a longtime member of the Women's Christian Association, represented the WCA on the Belleville General Hospital Board of Directors and served on the Quinte Health Care Advisory Committee. She worked for many years at CFB Trenton, was an active member of both the Catholic Women's League and Belleville General Hospital Auxiliary and a founding member of the Dr.
Bruce Cronk Society. Mary loved travel, gardening, crosswords and bridge, the arts, particularly the opera, theatre and music of all kinds.
She loved summers at the cottage with family and friends, playing cribbage, swimming and contributing to lively lakeside conversations. Mary will be lovingly remembered by her families; Inglis, O'Flynn, Doyle, Page, and Collins and many dear friends.
Resting at the Burke Funeral Home (613-968-6968) 150 Church Street, Belleville, on Wednesday, from 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at Saint Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 399 Victoria Avenue, Belleville, on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Federation of University Women Scholarship Fund, or the Belleville General Hospital Foundation. Online condolences at: http://www.burkefuneral.ca
JAMES DONALD COONS
Born February 2, 1938, Hamilton, Ontario of U.E.L. descent.
Peacefully on Good Friday, April 19, 2019 at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. Predeceased by parents Donald F. Coons and Margaret M. Long. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (nee Wallace) and dear father of sons Donald, David and Mark (Traci). Cherished grandfather of Margaret, Katharine, James, Mitchell, Sam, Hailey, John, and Madison. Brother of David H.
Coons (Sharon) and the late Dennis Coons. Also survived by nieces and nephews and their children.
Jim was a graduate of Ridley College 1956 and Huron University College 1960. He was the founder of the Loyalist Group of companies. He was a founder and chairman of the Insurance Education Centre and a member of the Insurance Advisory Board of Mohawk College and Chairman of the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation. He was a longtime member of The Hamilton Thistle Club, The Hamilton Golf and Country Club, Muskoka Lakes Golf & Country Club, The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, The Jesters Club, The Barton Lodge No. 6, A.F. & A.M., the Scottish Rite Murton Lodge of Perfection, Rose Croix, and Moore Sovereign Consistory, the Honourable Company of Freeman of the City of London, and St. John's Anglican Church.
For many years Jim played competitive tennis and squash.
He played on the Junior Davis Cup team while at Western. Squash included winning the Canadian Junior Championship, many tournaments with the Thistle Club team, travels with the Jesters to the US, England and South Africa, and golf in Scotland and abroad with the R and A.
Visitation will take place at Dodsworth & Brown Funeral Home, 378 Wilson Street East, Ancaster from 3 - 5 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 25th.
Funeral service will be held at St. John's Anglican Church, 272 Wilson Street East, Ancaster at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 26th.
Interment to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations to St. John's Anglican Church, Endowment Fund, the St. Joseph's Healthcare Foundation, or the charity of your choice is most appreciated.
STEPHEN WINSTON DEWAR
Stephen Winston Dewar, aged 76, peacefully, his family with him at his bedside. Brilliant, courageous, and so kind, with an exceptional talent for friendship, Stephen was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1943, the eldest son of Thorun (nee Johnson), a gifted teacher, and Winston Dewar, a well respected banker. His uncles included an MP, two high school teachers, a banker, a fine musician, a photographer, and a WWII test pilot. More distant relations included a renowned chemistry professor, an internationally known economist, one of Iceland's leading actresses, and the Arctic explorer/ethnograher Vilhjalmur Stefansson, which may explain Stephen's unshakable confidence that he could do whatever he set his mind to. After his younger brother, Stewart, died at 14, his family moved to Saskatoon where Stephen finished high school at Aden Bowman excelling in maths, sciences and football while playing guitar on weekends with a folk group featuring Joni Anderson, later known as Joni Mitchell. At University of Saskatchewan he played football, studied chemistry but switched to political science under Norman Ward. In graduate school at McGill he studied international relations and political philosophy by day while playing in clubs to pay his rent and hanging out with other night hawks like Leonard Cohen, and blues musicians like Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee. In two years in Montreal he made lifelong friends and discovered he didn't want to write for academics but to inform and entertain the widest possible audiences.
He finagled an appointment with a leading figure at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, hitchhiked to Toronto, demanded a job as a public affairs radio producer and was hired at age 23 to produce a national show called Five Nights A Week At This Time, a daily fifteen minute documentary about anything he found interesting. With a group of other young producers (nicknamed the Red Guard) he helped launch the Radio Revolution-the block information programs such as As It Happens still going strong fifty years later.
He decamped to CTV where he joined its flagship public affairs show, W-5, as an on-camera reporter/director/producer. One of his early investigations concerned a paper mill dumping mercury into the English and Wabigoon Rivers near Dryden, inflicting Minimata disease on First Nations eating the fish. The Viet Nam war was raging: US draft dodgers were being illegally turned away at the Canadian border and Stephen caught it on camera, forcing a leading cabinet minister to apologize to the House. He covered the Quebec Crisis, live- edited video of the moon landing. He got so good at holding ministerial feet to the fire that then Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau refused to let him do CTV's Year End interview because "Dewar always has some goddamn tricky question."
That would have been career enough for most but he wanted to do longer features. He became a freelance director, writer, and producer, making hundreds of documentaries across the wide range of his interests - environmental, scientific, philosophical, political - for CTV, CBC , the National Film Board, and many independent production companies. His subjects included scientists contending for Nobels, Mohammad Ali, the folks pumping iron at Gold's Gym (like Arnold Schwarzenegger) the wildlife of the Canadian Arctic. With his partner Charles Greene, and on his own, he also began writing dramas and comedies for television. Later, he started his own production company with financier A. Bram Appel to make a feature on Atlantis. With Charles and Lorne Greene, he co-created and produced Lorne Greene's New Wilderness which, in the 1980s, demonstrated how humans have affected all planetary environments putting so many species under enormous pressure. These half hour stories were told from the animals' points of view as informed by leading edge science - a new nature documentary form which conveyed complex ideas well enough to entertain everyone from six year olds to doctoral candidates. New Wilderness drew a large audience on CTV in Canada, was syndicated widely in the US and eventually seen in over 100 countries. Though he had no interest in prizes ("Watch out," he'd say, "they'll pat you on the head to death,") the very first show won three daytime Emmys - for editing, cinematography, and music.
After writing and developing dramatic and comedy series, he switched careers. He became an inventor and an entrepreneur, patenting a new way to store information on optical discs written with parallel lasers. He sold that company and used his earnings to start another when he read that the bumps on the leading edges of Humpback whales' flippers make them incredibly agile. With Dr. Frank Fish and Phil Watts he co-founded WhalePower Corporation. It combined his interests in science, the environment, whale behaviour, with technology.
WhalePower's first product, an HVLS fan, is sold around the world. The second patent he wrote describing the virtues of applying these bumps, known as tubercles, to the leading edges of rotary machines (pumps, compressor, fans, and turbines) was one of just three created anywhere outside Europe to be honoured by the European Patent Office Inventor Awards in 2018.
Stephen is survived by his wife of 50 years, Elaine Dewar, and his daughters Anna and Danielle, his sons in law Timothy Gully and Brandon Birch, his beloved granddaughters Lilah and Grace, his mother in law, Petty Landa, his brother and sister in laws, Murray and Leslie Landa, and Kahrellah Landa, his son-by-choice Brian Bobroff, plus a wide circle of other chosen family-his many loving friends.
He is gone, but his ideas and stories will live on long after him.
At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West, Toronto (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 12:45 p.m. Interment in The Beit Olam section of Glenview Memorial Gardens.
Family visits at 27 Tyrrel Avenue, Toronto. Memorial donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders 1-800-982-7903, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society 1-212-220-2302, or Bridgepoint Health Foundation 416-461-8252 x2017.
DONALD ERIC LAHN
"Shaney" "A light has just gone out."
Passed away peacefully, at the Westmount on Monday, April 22, 2019 at the age of 86 years.
Survived by his beloved wife of almost 60 years, Mary Ellen; his children, Michael (Carol) Lahn, Patti Warr, Laurie Lahn (Dan), Stephen Lahn (David), Michelle (Dan) Donovan, Chris (Leah) Lahn; his grandchildren, David (Rebecca), Mark (Matthew), Andrew (Rebecca), Laura (Chris), Zachary, Ella, Jacob, Tyler, Sydney; and one soon to be greatgrandchild. Don is also survived by his brother, Larry (Jean) Lahn; sister-in-law, Ruth Lahn; and sonin-law, Harry Warr.
Predeceased by his parents, David and Alma (nee Weigel) Lahn; and brothers, Gerald (Audrey), Ken (Marjorie), Rob, Lloyd (Shirley) Lahn.
Don retired from Mutual Life after 36 years of employment. He was a member of St. Agnes Church Choir, volunteered with Food for Children, the Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus.
Don loved his times at the family cottage, gardening and playing the organ. Don was a kind person and he will be remembered for his love of family and his "warm hugs."
Friends are invited to share their memories of Don with his family during visitation at St. Agnes RC Church, 75 Bluevale St. N., Waterloo on Friday, April 26, 2019 from 10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church at 12 noon followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. Cremation will have taken place and interment will be held at Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo.
In lieu of flowers, condolences for the family and donations to the Alzheimer Society may be arranged through the funeral home at http://www.erbgood.com or 519.745.8445.
With deep sadness, we announce the passing of Herbert Landis in his 92nd year, on Sunday, April 21, 2019. Herb was a loving father to Martin and a devoted brother to Pauline Morrow. Predeceased by his loving wife, Gloria, and son, Stuart. He will be missed by his many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews to whom he was deeply devoted.
A very special thank you to Stella, who was a great comfort and support to "Mr. Herb". A graveside service will be held at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Magen David Adom 1-888- 858-2632.
It is with sadness and yet deep joy that we announce the passing of Bob Munnings born June 6, 1923 in Toronto and departing to join his Saviour Jesus Christ on Friday, April 19, 2019. Bob leaves Anne, his lovely wife of 76 years.
From their union resulted 3 children, 11 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
His life was characterized by a strong devotion to the gospel of Jesus Christ and affiliation with other Christians. He offered strong support to many missions throughout his life, in particular, the Shantymen Christian Association and the Yonge Street Mission. The family business of Industrial Safety Equipment Company (ISECO) prospered under his guidance. As a youth, he enjoyed athletics and had a true love of the great outdoors.
He was the youngest commander of a ship in World War II, sailing through the Arctic to protect convoys to Russia. He is fondly remembered by those he encountered.
Private interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Woodbridge. The family will receive friends at 6:00 p.m., prior to a Celebration of Life service at Hope Bible Church, 500 Great Lakes Boulevard, Oakville on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., followed by a reception. In Bob's memory, donations to Yonge Street Mission or to SCA International (formerly, Shantymen's Christian Association) would be appreciated.
JEAN LAURIE McRAE (nee Dryden)
Jean, of Toronto, Ontario passed away peacefully with her immediate family at her side at Michael Garron Hospital (Toronto East General) on Friday, April 19, 2019 at the age of 96.
Jean was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1922, daughter of the late Alexander Laurie Dryden and Daisy Florence (nee Hawkins) of New Westminster, BC. Jean was married to the late George Donald McRae of Winnipeg who predeceased her in 1999. She was a loving and caring mother of Laurie (Gordon Demers), Donald (Heather) and predeceased by son David. Loving nana to Caitlin.
Jean and George were married in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1944. Jean grew up in New Westminster, BC and later raised her family in Vancouver, BC, Oakville, Ontario and finally, Toronto, Ontario. Jean will be remembered as a wonderful homemaker, creative soul, a warm, caring mother to her children and grandchild and always a "lady."
Special thanks for the kind, compassionate care she received at Ina Grafton Gage Home (Toronto) and staff at Michael Garron Hospital during her final hours.
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Jean's life will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario in Jean's memory. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymiles.com.
JEAN LOUISE SPENCER (nee Stevens)
November 21, 192 6 March 25, 2019 Our beloved mom passed away in March at the age of 92. Relatives, friends and neighbours are welcome to join us for a celebration of her life on Saturday, April 27th at 2 p.m. at the Elgin Mills Funeral Centre, 1591 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill L4S 1M9.