Monday, January 22, 2018
COLLEEN MARY BLAKE (nee Moore)
After a beautiful life Colleen Blake died peacefully at Parkwood Retirement Suites on Saturday, January 20, 2018, five days before her 94th birthday.
Predeceased by her beloved husband, George (1991).
Loving mother of Vicki of Toronto, Mary Lou (Allen) Colwell of Harriston, Mike (Janis) and Gerry (Donna) of Waterloo. Proud Nana to her nine grandchildren T.J. (Deb) and Rick (Anna) Schippling, Sarah and Michelle Sternberg, Nick, Jim, Meagan, Chris and Natalie Blake. Cherished great-grandmother to Lucia Schippling.
She was a 65 year proud member of the C.W.L. and a faithful member of St. Louis and St. Mary's Roman Catholic Churches. Mom's joy of life and care for others was a constant throughout her life. Her sense of humour and laughter was a gift to her family and friends to whom she will always be an inspiration. She loved watching sports, playing cards and her gin and wink.
Mom wanted to thank all her special friends especially Jacquie Papke. A special thanks to the staff at Parkwood Suites for their wonderful care and kindness.
A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Louis Roman Catholic Church, 53 Allen St. E., Waterloo on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 11 a.m., with Father Phil Reilly C.R. as Celebrant. Reception follow in the Church Hall. Cremation has already taken place.
Condolences for the family and donations in lieu of flowers to St. Louis R.C Church may be arranged through the funeral home at http://www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445. There will be a celebration of life in Toronto at a later date.
EDGAR ALLAN EAGLE
It is with great sadness we announce the death of Edgar Allan Eagle, ON January 18, 2018, at the Hamilton General Hospital at the age of 87. Beloved partner of Donna Marie Sitter for the past 42 years. He was a devoted father to Marion Remen (Steve), John and Margaret "Susie" (John Kirkland). Grandfather to Andrew, Shannon, Shonn and Alana. He was predeceased by his brother, Jack; and sister, Jean Jull.
Allan will be remembered for his contributions to Ryerson Polytechnic University as Professor Emeritus, his memberships in his investment clubs, The Millionaires and Quotes 50 as well as The Arts and Letters Club and his support as a volunteer for many years with the Bruce Trail Conservancy.
Allan loved the outdoors and along with hiking and travelling, he was a woodsman who built his own homes and cottages. An avid downhill skier he especially enjoyed the slopes at Mansfield and Cedar Highlands. Many memories were made with his friends at Jumping Caribou Lake, Mulmur, Toronto and Hamilton.
Throughout his life he really enjoyed music and dancing and the occasional pint.
A celebration of Allan's life will be held at Church of the Ascension, 64 Forest Ave., Hamilton, on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 11 a.m. Burial will take place in Novar, ON at a later date. In Allan's memory, donations to the Bruce Trail Conservancy would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be made at http://www.marlattfhhamilton.com.
ROBERT DOUGLAS GILLESPIE "SID"
Born in Colborne, Ontario: November 10, 1931 Passed away: January 16, 2018
Sid is survived by Marion, his devoted wife and partner of 62 years; his daughters, Susan (Alec Zimmerman) and Cynthia (Stephen Shea); grandchildren, Jason Prendergast (Amanda Griffis), Blake Prendergast, Lily MacLeod and Calder MacLeod; step-grandchildren, Megan Shea and Caragh Shea; and sister-inlaw, Dr. Margaret MacMurdo McMillan (widow of Alan); and was predeceased by his brothers, Bill and Don.
Born to William S. Gillespie and Ruby (née Grant), Sid was raised on the family farm on Shelter Valley Road near Grafton, Ontario, which he continued to maintain and enjoy with Marion and the family until his death. A student of the local one-room schoolhouse, Sid's character was shaped early on: hard-working, self-reliant, humbly self-confident, patient, generous, principled, a man of faith oriented toward his community and his family. Sid was understanding of others, but demanding of himself. A gentleman through and through.
Naturally adept at maths and sciences, Sid attended the Royal Military College, earning his wings as a navigator and graduating with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering.
It was while spending his summers posted to Navigation School in Summerside, PEI that he met Marion MacMurdo at a golf course. They were married on the first weekend following Sid's graduation from RMC in 1955. Thus began their lifetime together, often spent on the golf courses of PEI and with their friends at Thornhill Golf and Country Club, where he served as President in 1976.
Sid obtained his engineering degree, and later his MBA, from the University of Toronto, and while there was recommended by a professor to Jim MacLaren of James F. MacLaren Ltd., then one of Canada's largest environmental consulting companies. Sid remained at MacLaren for 27 years, becoming President in 1978.
He founded MacViro Consultants Inc. in 1989, serving as its President until he retired in 2006.
Owing to Sid's unquestioned integrity, he was retained by Cole Engineering in 2009 to provide advice and guidance to its senior management team, serving for 7 years until finally retiring at age 85.
Sid was recognized by the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada with the Beaubien Award for his outstanding contributions to that Association and the advancement of consulting engineering in Canada. He also served on several committees established by the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario. Sid was ahead of his time in his focus on environmental concerns and many of the modern comforts of city life, including sanitary water supply, sewage treatment plants and municipal heating systems, were built under his supervision at home and abroad.
Sid will be remembered by the staff and community of Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, the home to his faith, to which he offered decades of service as Clerk of Session, Deputy Chair of the Board of Trustees and a member of the Council.
The family would like to thank Dr. Ken Gamble and Dr. Srikala Sridhar for the care and comfort that they offered Sid.
A visitation will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W.
Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23rd. Please join us for a funeral service in Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24th, with reception to follow in the Flora McCrea Eaton Auditorium. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Timothy Eaton Memorial Church or to Prostate Cancer Canada. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
EVELYN ISABEL MCKEE (née McIntosh)
June 25, 1928, to January 17, 2018
Evelyn McKee (Ev to everyone who knew her) passed away in Toronto in her 90th year. Ev was predeceased by her husband, David C. McKee; survived by her four children, David (Elaine McKee), Matthew (Heidi McKee), Mary McKee-McElwain (Alex McElwain), and Ramsay (Peggy McKee); proud grandmother of Yosef Rouch (David and Elaine), Ramsay, Jackson and Connor (Matthew and Heidi), and Hilary and Allan (Ramsay and Peggy); and great-grandmother of Liza McKee (Jackson and Aleksandra).
Ev was survived by her sister, Mary Campbell; and predeceased by her brother, Ramsay McIntosh.
Ev's twin passions in life were her family and the child-care movement in Ontario. Everyone familiar with the McKees knows she was the anchor that held the family together through all the good times and some challenging ones as well. Many more will know her through her tireless work and advocacy on behalf of children, child care, early childhood workers (ECWs) and child-care policy in Ontario. She was honoured for her dedication as the co-recipient of the Constance E. Hamilton Award in 1990 in recognition of her actions that had a "significant impact on securing equitable treatment for women in Toronto, either socially, economically or culturally."
We want to extend our many thanks to the wonderful staff at The O'Neill Centre in Toronto who made our mother's last years so warm and comfortable.
A service will be held in memory of Ev on Monday, January 22, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Square, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1B1. In lieu of flowers, we ask you to make a donation in her memory to the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care, at 489 College Street, Suite 206, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1A5, or to the Church of the Holy Trinity.
RUSSELL ALBERT NEALE "Rus"
Passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018 in Toronto, in his 90th year.
Rus was predeceased by his beloved wife of 49 years, Patricia (2001); and his parents, Albert and Gladys Neale. Devoted father to Pamela (John), David (Kelly), and Jeffrey (Seow). Loving grandfather to Baba's "first draft" Blue Jays: Erin (Ryan), Gregory (Nicole), Heather, Katelyn, and Patrick. Loving great-grandfather to Big Baba's "second draft" Blue Jays: Avery, Callum, Reagan, Sophie, and Neil.
Rus loved family first, followed by reading, history, playing hockey and baseball, and the Toronto Blue Jays. When his grandchildren were young, he attended all their games and recitals, enthusiastically participating in the bleachers, soon becoming known to all by his chants! As a young man, Rus worked with his father Albert in his Long Branch butcher shop, Park Meat Market. His successful life insurance sales career with Confederation Life began in the 1950s, followed by a financial services practice with his son, David, well into his 80s.
The family wishes to thank loving caregivers Anabelle and Gleanard for their devoted care, and staff from Walden Circle Retirement Community in Mississauga, and Baycrest Health Sciences in Toronto.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Peel Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy 10 N of QEW), on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 11 a.m. If desired, please consider a donation in Rus' memory to Baycrest Health Sciences: http:// http://www.baycrest.org/give/ Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca
JOHN HESLOP RUTHERFORD
B.Comm, CA September 28, 1930 January 17, 2018 (Aged 87) Passed away suddenly at his home in St. John's, Newfoundland on January 17, 2018. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Anne (Hethrington).
Survived by his daughters, Margaret (Dean Van Hooydonk), Patricia (Tom Beshoff); his grandson, Graham Mercier; and sister, Margaret Hill, and her daughters in the UK.
John will be greatly missed by all who knew him for his brilliant mind, wit, generosity and kind heart. He always had a story to tell, complete with relevant literary and historic references.
John was originally from Northern England and made Canada his home in the late 1950s, after detours through Finland and France. He settled in Montreal where he met his wife, Anne.
They raised their daughters in Toronto and in the late 1980s embarked on their next adventure - a move to St John's, NF, where John was the Vice President/CFO of Fortis (Newfoundland Light and Power) until his retirement. The family would like to send heartfelt thanks to all the kind and helpful neighbours and friends who helped make St. John's home for him over the past 30 years. John always made the world a more interesting place and he will surely be missed by all.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 2 - 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018. A service will follow in the chapel. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Parkinson Society of Newfoundland & Labrador, 136 Crosbie Road, Suite 305, St.
John's Newfoundland, A1K 1J8, or the Canadian Red Cross, P.O. Box 39, Saint John, NB, E2L 3X3.
Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
On Friday January 19, 2018.
Beloved husband of Rayla. Loving father and father-in-law of Janis and Kenny Finkelstein, Susen Wasserman, Bryna Wasserman, and Shelly and the late Kerry Wasserman. Dear brother and brother-in-law of the late Joe and Tillie Wasserman, Al and Shiffy Wasserman, Faye and Sam Singerman, and Harry and Jean Wasserman. Dear brother-in-law of Eitta and the late Gary Salter.
Devoted grandfather of Michael and Jamie, Joshua, Daniel, Rachel, Laura and Adam, and Lindsey. Devoted greatgrandfather of Noah, Abby, and Harrison.
Service was held at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Interment Adath Israel Synagogue section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva at 25 Brandy Crt., Toronto. Memorial donations may be made to The Murray and Rayla Wasserman Endowment Fund c/o Baycrest Foundation 416-785-2875 http://www.baycrest.org/ donations.
JOHN ROY WILSON
Passed away peacefully, at home on Thursday, January 18, 2018 in his 86th year. Beloved husband for 57 years of Catherine Inez.
Predeceased by his parents, Dr. Cleveland Wilson and Maud Wilson. Born in 1932, John Roy Wilson attended Annette Street Public School, Humberside Collegiate, University of Toronto, and Victoria College. John was loved and will be missed by Valerie, Ryan and Arlo, Monica Dottor, Chinn, Du Vernet, Pell and Webb families. Also missed by John Thomas and many other friends.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane Subway, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 11 a.m. with reception to follow. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca
MARGARET MAY TAIT
November 6, 1908 January 21, 2010 Forever in our thoughts.
Lovingly remembered by Sheila, Noel & Beverly, Julian, Donovan, Roya, her many nieces, nephews and family friends.