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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 – Page B16

SHIRLEY LOUISE EDITH BROWN

Went peacefully to be with the Lord on Friday, January 12, 2018 at the age of 90. Shirley was the daughter of Joseph George Lionel Edwards and Ida May "Babe" (nee Britton). Predeceased by her dear brother, John "Jack" Herbert Edwards; and her treasured Aunt Muriel Louise Ockley (nee Britton).

Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Allen James Brown; and cherished mother of daughter, Wendy Elizabeth Brown of Oakville; and sons, Wayne Kenneth Brown, and his wife, Helena "Lainy" Vanderwey of Belleair Beach, Florida, Wallace Jamie Edwards Brown and his wife, Diane (nee Stirling) of Oakville; and dearly loved granddaughters Holly and Heather.

Family and friends will be received at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, on Thursday, January, 18th at 10 a.m. with the funeral service to follow in the chapel at 11 a.m. Private family interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

"Only one life 'twill soon be passed, Only what's done for Christ will last"

COLONEL JOHN H.C. CLARRY MBE, ED, CD, QC

Lawyer, soldier, woodlot proprietor, beer lover, generous provider. John Hamilton Cameron Clarry passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 12, 2017. Born September 20, 1919 in Calgary to parents Ernest and Jean Clarry. Survived by his three children and five grandchildren: Susan (Sara and James), David (Andrew and Cameron), and Michael (wife, Michelle, and son, Max).

Predeceased by the love of his life, Elizabeth Joy Denton Clarry; and his sister, Norah.

Displaced to Toronto by the Great Depression, where he attended and graduated from UTS, University College at U of T, and Osgoode Hall (Silver Medal recipient).

John's lifelong connection with the Canadian military began as a cadet at UTS, and progressed through overseas duty during the Second World War, and continued with militia duty, culminating as Honorary Colonel of the 25 (Toronto) Service Battalion. His connections also included 35 years of volunteer service with the Army Cadet League, and enjoyment and leadership with the Royal Canadian Legion and the Royal Canadian Military Institute. Recognition included the Order of Orange-Nassau for his contribution to Canadian military operations in Holland at the end of the war, Past Honorary Counsel of the Conference of Defence Associations, Honorary President of the Royal Canadian Military Institute, and the Colonel John H.C. Clarry Award recognizing Ontario's top large cadet corps.

His legal career with McCarthy Tetrault spanned over 40 years, including a period as Managing Partner. During that time he was valued by clients and colleagues as someone adept at translating complex legal issues into business terms and translating business agreements into clear and useful legal documents. He was a quiet, progressive person who provided thoughtful insights to clients and numerous Boards on which he served, as well as being a mentor to younger lawyers.

John's personal life was centred on family and on Grasshopper Park, the family weekend retreat and reforestation project. He understood that time and a few thousand seedlings could turn an abandoned farm into a thriving forest, and watching that come to fruition over the decades gave him much pleasure.

The family wishes to thank John's amazing caregivers from Premier Home Health for their dedication and kind and gentle support over the past few years.

The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 2:00 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Friday, January 19th. Funeral service to be held in Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Avenue on Saturday, January 20th at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to the Army Cadet League of Canada (Ontario), 1200 Markham Road, Suite 527, Toronto M1H 3C3 (http://www.canadahelps.

org), or Haven Toronto (formerly the Good Neighbours' Club), 170 Jarvis Street, Toronto M5B 2B7 (http://www.haventoronto.ca), or another charity of your choice. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.

VASILIS FOTOPOULOS

April 23, 1925 January 14, 2018 It is with great sadness that Vasilis' family announces his passing. He will be deeply missed by his two children and their spouses, Ted (Jo), Bess (Jakob); and his three grandchildren, Alexa, Matthew and Hannah.

Vasilis was born in Monastiraki, Greece. He was preceded by his beloved wife Eleni. A funeral will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018 at All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, 222 Burbank Dr., North York. A reception will follow immediately.

DOREEN MARIE HOWE (nee Hunt)

Of Trenton, Ontario passed away at Waterford Retirement Residence, Kingston on Thursday January 11, 2018 at the age of 78 years. Beloved wife of the late Peter Marvin Howe. Loving and proud mother of David Howe (Carla Silva), Stephen Howe (Erin Mitchell) and Jane Howe (Peter Ellis); and loving grandmother of Robin and Rachel. Doreen is survived by her sisters in law Mary Ellen McNaught (late David) and Susan Howe (Sandy) and was predeceased by her sister Donalda Eastwood (late Keith).

Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario Doreen graduated from Queen's University (where she met Peter). Doreen was an excellent math teacher and guidance councillor for over two decades at Trenton High School, Belleville Collegiate Institute, and Quinte Secondary School.

Doreen was also treasurer of numerous local community associations. In retirement, Doreen and Peter traveled the world. Proud honourary member of the Rotary Club of Trenton and active member of the King Street United Church for over 50 years. Her commitment to her community will always be remembered. One of Doreen's passions was writing traditionally newsy letters and a vast array of festive cards to her international network of friends and family.

Cremation has taken place.

Memorial visitation will be held at Weaver - West, 170 Dundas Street West, Trenton, ON, Thursday, January 18th, 2018 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. and again on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. followed by a celebration of life at 11:00 a.m. in the West Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Ovarian Cancer Canada http://www.ovariancanada.org would be appreciated by the family. Online guest book and condolences at http://www.weaverfuneralhomes.com

DR. DONALD ROBERT KRAMER B.Sc.,D.D.S.,M.S.D.

Don passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Sunnybrook Hospital due to a lengthy illness.

He was the beloved husband of Breda; father of Bryce, Heather and Andrew; and will be missed by his sisters, brother, extended family and friends in Canada, Ireland, Bermuda, Bahamas and Australia.

He will be fondly remembered by his "McGill Dental Classmates" for their kindness and support.

Don was born in Langenburg, Saskatchewan. He graduated from McGill University School of Dentistry, followed by completion of a Graduate Programme in Prosthodontics at Indiana University, School of Dentistry in Indianapolis.

Returning to Toronto he practiced on Bay Street until his retirement.

Don was active in choral music; Life Board Member of the Iseler Singers and sang in many choirs in Toronto. Don would simply be described as a "gentleman", a chivalrous, courteous and honorable man.

Breda wishes to thank Dr. Matthew Cheung, Dr. Mark Peteska, and Dr. Shannon Goddard at Sunnybrook Hospital, and especially Dr. Alison Moskowitz and colleagues at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York for all their support and kindness to Don.

Visitation at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave.

W., Toronto (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) on Wednesday, January 17th from 7-9 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church, 24 Cheritan Ave. on Thursday, January 18th at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

ALLAN MILTON PAUL SMART

It is with extreme sadness that the family of Allan Milton Paul Smart, Lord of Edingale, announce his death Saturday afternoon, January 13, 2018 peacefully at Toronto General Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Mary Smart (nee Seubert); his daughter, Kellie Zupet; and husband, Tom; and daughters, Kirsten Zupet and Olivia Rowland; and husband, Andrew; daughter, Kara Alloway; and husband, Graham; and their sons, Baron, Hunter and Christian.

Born in Hamilton, Ontario, August 22, 1933 to Henry and Jean (nee Kohn) where he graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Degree in Economics. Recruited by William Mercer & Co. (pension consulting), Allan participated in establishing the pension plans for both the Municipal Employees and the Ontario Hospital Workers. It was during this assignment that Allan met his wife Ruth. Following years with William Mercer & Co., Allan worked with Alexander and Alexander before leaving to start his own company, Allan Smart Services Ltd. Allan established the Smart Group of Companies, headquartered in Toronto with offices in Ontario and Kentucky and provided employee benefits consulting and insurance brokerage services to over 200 corporate clients across Canada. His love of horses led him to establish one of the largest equine brokerage services in Canada.

Allan established the newly formed advisory services exclusively for Canadian underwriting members of Lloyds of London. An employment benefit specialist and strong advocate of equal opportunity employment, when interviewed on his hiring policies which was then considered breaking gender barriers, Allan's direct response was "hire brains not brawn". Allan's office was disproportionately staffed by women with all enjoying pay equity. Allan loved thoroughbred horse racing and owned and bred horses in Canada, the United States and Australia. Allan rarely, if ever, missed the Triple Crown races, the Ascot in England and his favorite race, the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe held at Longchamp racetrack in Paris. Allan was a member of the Woodbine Turf Club in Toronto, the New York Turf & Field Club, Victoria Racing Club in Melbourne and Ascot in England. Allan's other club affiliations include the National Club of Toronto and the Metropolitan Club of New York.

Allan and Ruth enjoyed extensive world travel with their family and, for his 30th wedding anniversary, he surprised Ruth with an extended around the world adventure, spending time on every continent, visiting what was then considered the remotest regions known to the modern world.

Allan's philanthropic passions included the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Sunnybrook Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital, St. Michael's Hospital and several women's shelters in Toronto. His love of Shakespeare was evident to family and friends and was particularly installed in his grandsons.

Acute illness forced Allan to retire in 2005 and the family would like to give thanks to his many caregivers especially Rodlyn and Evelyn. Thank you as well to Dr. F. Brenneman, Dr. R. Wells, Dr. S. Alibhai, Dr. Ken Melvin, Dr. Zlotta and specially Dr. Krahn and his medical and nursing staff at Toronto General Hospital who gave compassionate and continued care.

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 - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17th. A funeral service will be held in Blessed Sacrament Church on Thursday, January 18th at 1:30 p.m. followed by interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Allan's name to the Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation, the Toronto General Hospital Foundation and/or the Princess Margaret Foundation.

Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com.

EZRA A. SILVERSTEIN

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Dr. Ezra Silverstein on January 15, 2018 at Bridgepoint Active Healthcare in Toronto.

Beloved husband of the late Mildred Silverstein. Cherished father of Russell, Mark, and Jeffrey. Devoted grandfather of Allison, Jamie, Margot, Max, Rachel, and Maya. Loving fatherin-law of Cynthia, Phyllis, and Ilona. Caring brother and brotherin- law of Isaac and Belle, and the late Eve Silver, Esther Greenberg, Harry and David Silverstein.

Fondly remembered by Maralyn Glick.

Born March 9, 1930, Ezra graduated from the University of Toronto and enjoyed a long, honourable career as an orthopedic surgeon at Mt. Sinai Hospital. A lover of classical music, antiques and sports, he was a kind, wise, sentimental and loving man whose memory will be forever cherished by his family and large circle of friends.

At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. Interment at the Pride of Israel section of Mount Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva will be held at 96 Hilton Avenue.

The family wishes to express our deepest gratitude to Maria Salvo, and the medical and palliative care staff of Sinai Health System.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sinai Health Foundation 416-586-8203.

JOHN HAMILTON SPROATT

John was born in 1935 and died peacefully January 12 in Bowmanville. John was the loving and very much loved husband of Carolyn. He was the devoted father of Lynn (Augusto) and the late Andrew. John was predeceased by his brother Henry and sister Elisabeth.

Memorial Visitation will be held at Northcutt Elliott Funeral Home, 53 Division Street, Bowmanville, on Friday, January 19, 4:00 to 6:00 pm. As per John's request, there will be no funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to a charity of your choice or to the Royal Regiment of Canada (Education and Veterans fund), where John had served as an officer.

(Cheque to: R REGT C Association.

Address: R REGT C Association, c/o The Royal Regiment of Canada, Fort York Armoury, 660 Fleet St.

W. Toronto, ON M5V 1A9) Online condolences may be made at: http://www.northcuttelliott.com

ARTHUR WILLIAM WALKER F.C.A.

Peacefully passed away at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket surrounded by his loving family on Friday, January 12, 2018. Arthur Walker of Bradford and formerly of Toronto and Brantford in his 88th year.

Beloved husband of Doris (nee Howell) for 65 years. Loving father Paul (Debra) Walker, Pam (David) Valentine, Susan (Gord) Wagner, Chris Walker and Carol Walker. Proud grandpa of Brandon (Stephanie), Amy (Gordon); Andrew (Laura), Meghan (James), Michael; David (Paula), Matthew, Erin; Andrea, Liam and Owen.

Cherished great-grandpa of Finlay, Thomas, William, Emersen and Lachlan. Dear brother of Doris (late Jim) McLeman and Margery (Malcolm) Seath. Arthur will also be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Special thanks to nurses Patti, Teresa and Marg of the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre for their compassionate care of Arthur.

A celebration of Arthur's life will be held at the St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2940 10th Sideroad, Bradford on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 1 p.m.

Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre at Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at http://www.skwarchukfuneralhome.com


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