Monday, July 9, 2018
JOHN DOUGLAS FOWLER
April 5, 1931 - July 1, 2018
John "Jake" Fowler passed away peacefully on July 1, 2018 and will be sadly missed by family and friends. Jake is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Bette, nee Gray; his three children, Scott (Lucille), Gray (Rachel) and Heather; and his five grandchildren, Lauren, Ryan, Ellen, Jack and Anna; as well as his brother, Donald (Joyce) of Ottawa. Jake was predeceased by his sisters, Toni Millar and Judith Fowler.
Jake graduated with honours in Metallurgical Engineering in 1955 from Queen's University where he served as President of the Engineering Society and was elected permanent president of Science 55. Jake also received the prestigious Queen's Tri-Colour award upon graduation which is the highest tribute that can be paid to a student for valuable and distinguished service to the university in non-athletic and extra-curricular activities.
Jake had a very successful business career which was spent mostly in the building materials and mining and energy sectors.
Jake retired as the COO and Director of Denison Mines after a serving as CEO and President of Lake Ontario Cement for many years. In retirement, Jake served on a number of boards.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Neweduk Chapel, 1981 Dundas St. W. (at Erin Mills Pkwy.), Mississauga on Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 5 - 8 p.m. A private family funeral service to follow at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Online condolences can be made at http://www.turnerporter.ca.
SHEILA H. KIERAN (nee Ginzler)
May 4, 1930 - July 6, 2018 A feisty, talented, fierce woman known for confidently speaking her mind - often on behalf of others and frequently in rather salty language! A passionate advocate for progressive social justice and proud feminist passed away in her 89th year of an extraordinary life.
Sheila was predeceased by her eldest daughter, Susan; and is survived by her children, Michael, Patricia, Mark, Jon, Frances, and Andrew; their spouses, Shelley, David, and Janet; her grandchildren, Robert, Chris, Andrew, Graeme, James, John, Justin, Alexis, Nicholas, Arielle, Sean, and Caitlin; and her great-grandsons, Leo and Isaac. Though predeceased by her much beloved sister, Myra Kates, she treasured her "favourite brother-in-law," Mannie; and nieces, Eve Lipsyc, Rebecca Richardson, and Sara Katz.
Sheila's published books included The Family Matters, Two Centuries of family law and life in Ontario, and The Non-Deductible Woman: a handbook for working wives and mothers. Writing and editing allowed her to exercise her love of language (both English and French), her razor-sharp intellect, biting wit, her passion for women's and children's social issues, her love of facts and research, and her desire to express her deeply-held opinions and convictions. She was a television producer, a film critic and a contributor to many of Canada's leading publications, including Chatelaine, Saturday Night, The Canadian magazine, and The Tamarack Review.
Sheila had the astonishing good fortune of spending the last weeks of her life under the devoted care of her new friend, Dr. Jeff Myers of Bridgepoint Palliative Care. Dr.
Myers and the extraordinary staff of 4N have our profound gratitude for their extreme tender care and utmost professionalism.
Please join us for Sheila's celebration of life on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 21 Shaftesbury Ave, (lower level atrium) Toronto (directly across from Summerfield subway station and one block south of municipal parking lot) at 6 - 8 p.m.
SHIRLEY MITCHELL (née White)
1937 - 2018
Shirley succumbed to pulmonary fibrosis on July 3, 2018. Predeceased by her parents, Elsie Henderson (1902 - 1954) and Bert White (1895-1980); supportive mother-in-law, Lillian Mitchell (1902 - 1976); brother, Donald White (1931-1999); daughter, Janet Mitchell (1967 -1996). Survived by her husband, Jack Mitchell; sons, Peter Mitchell, Andrew Mitchell (Leslie Baskerville); and their children, Avery and Colwyn; her much loved sisters-in-law, Joyce Wallace (Kerry, late Shane, Hugh, Marie) and Joan White (Lynn, Karen).
A graduate of the Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing in 1961, Shirley felt fulfilled in her chosen career. She enjoyed hands-on patient care, both at the Toronto General Hospital, and subsequently with St. Elizabeth Health Care. Shirley loved a road trip as much as international travel but was always happy to return to her beloved Toronto to explore its byways with Jack.
A lover of all creatures, there were many four-legged companions in Shirley's life. The last was her aged feline, Molson, who was her constant companion in the last months and was always able to bring a smile when times seemed darkest. Shirley received loving support during her illness from her circle of friends from the Wellesley School of Nursing, the members of Longview Housing Co-operative, her faithful friends from Edgewood Green, and her extended family and friends. She also wished to thank her many physicians and nurses for their care and concern.
The last four months of Shirley's life were spent in the Temmy Latner Palliative Unit at Bridgepoint Hospital. This wonderful facility provided the compassionate care which meant so much to her. Shirley and the family want to express their gratitude to all the staff there. Donations in her memory may be made to Street Haven, Toronto Wildlife Centre or the Toronto Humane Society.
GRANT LOUIS REUBER O.C., Ph.D. , LL.D. , F.R.S.C 1927 - 2018
With sadness we announce that Grant Reuber passed away surrounded by family on July 7, 2018 in his 91st year. Predeceased by his cherished wife, Peggy; and son-in-law, Ian Macleod; he is survived by his children, Becky, Barbara (Todd Howell) and Mary (Matthew Bryson); and his beloved grandchildren, Julia (Atif), Allison (Ian), Anna (Abhishek), Jocelyn (Matthew), Fiona (David), and Henry. Greatly missed and fondly remembered by Dee Chenier and his other close friends.
From his humble beginnings on a farm in Mildmay, Ontario, Grant found his home in the field of economics where he made important contributions to academia, industry and public service. At the University of Western Ontario (now Western University), he chaired the Economics Department, was the first dean of the Faculty of Social Science, the Vice-President (Academic) and Provost, and then Chancellor. He was Chairman of the Ontario Economic Council, Deputy Minister of Finance, President and Chief Operating Office of the Bank of Montreal, and Chairman of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation. For his many contributions to Canada, he was made an officer of the Order of Canada and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
Grant travelled widely and particularly enjoyed the south of France.
He was an avid collector of art and wine, played a mean game of tennis into his eighties, and enjoyed evenings at the opera and Tafelmusik.
He loved nothing more than to host his growing family at the York Club where he often marvelled at how two only children could have produced such a clan. He will be deeply missed and remembered with much love.
The family is grateful for the devoted care that Zelia DeMedeiros provided to Grant and Peggy.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 13th at Grace Church on the Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. Visitation will be held at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W., on Thursday, July 12th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Grant's memory may be made to the Grant and Peggy Reuber Merit Scholarship at Western University; attention Kendra Lealess, Western University, Westminster Hall, Suite 110, 1151 Richmond St. London, ON N6A 3K7 or by calling 519-661-4200 or online at http://www.westernconnect.ca/tribute.
September 9, 1929 July 6, 2018
Marie loved life and lived it to the fullest in every sense of the word. She will be deeply missed by all that knew her.
Daughter of the late Andrew and Sophie Bourden of Twillingate, Newfoundland. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 55 years, James; devoted mother of James (Annemarie) and Janet (Mel). Cherished grandmother of Melissa, Adam and Alyson.
Great-grandmother of Jessica, Justice and Jordan. Great-greatgrandmother of Mckenna. Dear sister of Eric (Maxine); and aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.
Marie was predeceased by her brothers, Elmer Lloyd, Jim, and Ike; her sisters, Edith Caval, Ada, and Louise.
To celebrate Marie's life, family and friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main Street N. (Markham Road) Markham, Ontario on Monday, July 9 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.
Complete service in the chapel on Tuesday, July 10 at 11:00 a.m.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to The Salvation Army would be greatly appreciated.
LORRAINE LINDA SPEERS (nee Bittner)
On Thursday, July 5, 2018, Lorraine age 88 years died unexpectedly after a brief illness. Despite a strong will to recover, she passed peacefully with Bill by her side.
Lorraine was the last surviving member of her immediate family of Adolf and Alvina Bittner. She is survived by her husband, Bill, after 63-years of marriage. She will be held in the hearts of many of her nieces and nephews; and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Alice Bittner.
She was a pensioner at the Bank of Montreal ending her career in the Oakville area. She loved to travel with her family, especially cruising and spending the winters in California with friends and relatives. A gracious lady who created a calming influence whenever stressful situations arose. Devoted to crossword puzzle solving and evening TV quiz shows. Lorraine was overwhelmed by support provided by a group of Gail's friends following Gail's passing and the love and support of friends and relatives. Among others, Shelly, Jan, Gwen, Laura, Michel and Yves provided special care and comfort. Thank you to her longterm general practitioner Dr. M. Chambers as well as those at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre who provided care and support.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11th.
A service will be held in the chapel at 3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, if you desire, donations to any women's support/shelter group or other charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www.
MARION EDITH WASHBURN (nee Whyte) May 26, 1923 - July 4, 2018
As Fourth of July fireworks light up the heavens for us, our family bids a loving farewell to our much adored Marion as she joins her beloved husband of 73 years, the late Robert N. Washburn (January 29, 2018). Mom shall forever be dearly cherished in the hearts of her daughter, Pat (the late Bob Reid) of Toronto, sons, Peter (Glady) of Ottawa and John (John Scanlon) of Jack Lake, Apsley, Ontario.
Marion was the eldest child of the late Cecil and Edith Whyte of Hamilton, dear sister of Ann Harrison (Jim) of Vineland, the late John Whyte (Maureen) of Burlington and sister-in-law of the late Joyce Whyte. She was the proud, loving and joyful Grandma of Kim Reid of Calgary, Michael (Vera) Reid of Switzerland, Scott (Kerrie) Reid of Toronto, Jenny (Blake) Dewan of Ottawa, Jill (Noel) Baldwin of Toronto and Neil Washburn of Ottawa.
Marion delighted in her greatgrandchildren, Owen, Nate, Jack, Elli, Gwyn, Evan and Lauren. Each baby, child, teen, young adult, adult was loved so dearly by her and in turn, she held such a very special place in all our lives.
In younger years, Marion was affectionately known as Maid Marion of Westdale, a Voice to the Troops in World War II. After her school years, Marion worked in banking, became a very astute investor. Bob and Marion were married in 1945, when Bob was on leave from the Navy. When children arrived, Mom devoted herself to the family. Rondeau Park in southwestern Ontario was the summer home of the Whyte clan, where "Aunt Marion", along with her cohorts "Auntie Joyce" and "Auntie Ann", Grandma and Grandpa Whyte were all such an integral part of the daily lives of the many children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. How fortunate we were for their constant loving embrace in which to grow up.
Marion and Bob moved the family several times as our father climbed the corporate ladder...
from Hamilton, to Toronto, to Sudbury to Montreal to Toronto and in their retirement to Oakville, Sarasota, Florida and ultimately to Palermo Village. The warm and ever-affable, Marion made so many enduring friendships. Mom was an avid and accomplished curler, she loved to play golf, she was an ardent bridge player, she loved cottage life, especially swimming, she had a passion for reading, Burnt Almond chocolate bars and Vernor's Ginger Ale.
And, she loved travels, especially by train, across Canada and through Switzerland.
We shall miss her loving, vibrant presence in our lives but forever remember this kind, selfless, caring woman and all the wonderful times shared with her.
The family wishes to extend it's profound thanks to Dr. Robert Gabriel of Oakville, a true angel on earth and the wonderful professional and caring Staff of Oakville Trafalgar Hospital. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy 10 N. of Q.E.W) on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.
Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 1 p.m. Interment Springcreek Cemetery, Mississauga.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Oakville Trafalgar Hospital are gratefully received. In honour of Marion, please extend a random act of kindness to someone in need, "pay it forward", as Marion most assuredly always did. Online condolences can be made at http://www.turnerporter.ca.
Our dear mother will always be respected, forever loved, never forgotten.
Love, Pat, Peter and John.