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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 – Page B19


Emma Verity and Robert Dickie are delighted to announce the birth of their first-born child, Hazel Anna Elizabeth Dickie, at 10:41 a.m. on January 17, 2018 at St.

Michael's Hospital. Hazel is welcomed with love by grandparents, Lisa and Keith Verity of Toronto and Janet and Bill Dickie of Toronto; aunts and uncles, Hailey, Jonathan, Kate, Christine and Jason; cousins, Halle, Cole, David, Heather and William; along with an amazing group of extended family and friends.


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Greg on April 12, 2018. Born August 17, 1944 in Galt, Ontario, the only child of the late Armand John De Marchi and the late Elizabeth Theresa De Marchi (née Crompton).

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Dr. Marianne Duemler; and his five children, Dr. Joshua Armand De Marchi (Dr. Sinead Maguire), Rachel Elizabeth De Marchi (Gary Watterson), Paige Simone De Marchi (David Shebib), Naomi Clare De Marchi and Sydney Lise De Marchi.

As a young adult, he became a Trappist monk at the Abbey of Gennesee, New York. His later travels took him to Oxford, England where he was granted his doctorate, and then to University of Toronto and McMaster University, where he received his medical education. He practised community family medicine at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto prior to becoming chief medical advisor to the Ontario provincial Ministry of Children and Youth Services. After his retirement he received his Masters in Theology from Regis College and was ordained a deacon in the Roman Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Toronto.

Throughout his life's journey, he travelled and lectured extensively. He has authored many publications in various fields of endeavor. While in Japan he earned his sixth degree black belt in Jiu-jitsu.

He had many other passions in life including language, art and restoration, and has mentored many young lives.

His love for people and learning has instilled great values in his children and one hopes his legacy will continue to touch many lives.

The funeral Mass will be held at St. Andrew's Church, 47 Reynolds St., Oakville on April 19th at 11 a.m. Visitation is at Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville on April 18th from 3-8 p.m. Those wishing to commemorate Greg's life may do so by making a donation to a charity of their choosing.

Interment will be private and for immediate family only.

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Passed on March 8, 2018, and was proud to be born in the beautiful island of Trinidad in 1927.

Ruth had three great loves in in her life - to study, to travel, and her family.

Mom loved to study. She was delighted to come to Canada and graduated with an Honour in History from the University of Toronto.

Throughout her life, she continued her education and was a long-standing member and past president of the Univeristy Women's Club of Toronto.

Mom loved travel. Every summer, Mom worked and travelled to a different part of Canada. She also took extended trips to every continent in the world, excluding the Antarctic.

She met Earl Fairbanks at Bigwin, Lake of Bays, they married in 1951, and had a large loving family, all of whom are proud Canadians! Her third great love was for her family: her late husband, Earl (married for 57 years); and their five children, Douglas (Elly Crawford), Wendy, Richard (Suzanne Schiller), Leslie Jane (Michael Feltham), and James Ian (Jacqueline de Raadt).

The family increased by eight grandchildren: Richard's three boys: Matthew, Joshua, and James; Wendy's twin boys, Kalen and Sasha; and James and Jac's three girls, Kamala, Kaitlin, and Kiyara. All my grandchildren are dearly loved and admired by their grandmother for their different abilities at school and in athletics.

We will miss you Mom, you sacrificed a lot and left a legacy of a loving family.


March 12, 1949 - April 9, 2018 Richard passed away suddenly but peacefully, on Monday, April 9 at OakvilleTrafalgar Memorial Hospital surrounded by loved ones and close friends.

He is deeply missed by his daughter, Tiiu (Matt); his longtime companion and dearest friend, Jeannine Campbell-Jones and her children, Callon (Alahnnaa, their children, Caedenn and Lexie), Shanna, Sabrina, Christopher (Vikki) and Alicia; his cousins, Gabriela Bajin, Ilona Hurst (David), Maria Demett (John), Randy Kolu (Judith) and their families; and his many friends, fraternity brothers, and colleagues.

Richard's life will be celebrated on Thursday, April 19 at the Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto (East gate entrance), visitation from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and service to follow at 12:00 p.m.

If so desired, donations to Parkinson Canada or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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Born September 28, 1930, died March 30, 2018. Daughter of Donald B. and Winnifred (Mink) Tolley; and survived by six children, six grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.


April 15, 2018

Mother of Carol (Peter Rosenthal) and Ian (Georgina Wilcock); grandmother of Daniel, Esther, Sarah, and David. Predeceased in 1963 by her beloved husband, Dave Kitai.

Widowed early with no income and two young children, she completed her teaching qualification, and then went on to teach high school history and raise her children with determination, selflessness and great courage. Her children and grandchildren stand proudly on the firm ground that has been prepared by years of her grit, values and love.

Thank you to her devoted caregivers Marites, Mercedita, and Tiblez; and to Dr, Katja Heineck. Funeral 3 p.m. today, April 17, 2018 at Steeles Memorial Chapel.

HELEN JEAN LONG (nee Crowther)

Surrounded by her family, Jean died on April 13, 2018, at the age of 80. She was born in Toronto, attended Havergal College and graduated from Victoria College at University of Toronto. A lifelong Torontonian, proud and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Jean was married for 58 years to Stephen Long; mother to Mary Eleanor, Stephanie (Greg), and Alex (Neel); and grandmother to Hannah and Thomas. Her sister, Mary Thompson predeceased her.

Whether through cross-Canada camping adventures, visiting her children in far-flung places, global travel with Stephen and friends, or spending time at her beloved schoolhouse, Jean's caring, loving and adventurous spirit was always in evidence. She was a keen sportswoman and was at various times a champion runner, swim team captain, badminton and tennis player, jazz dancer, and more recently, aquafit aficionado.

Her strong Christian values and urge to help others led to a life of volunteerism - Brownies and Girl Guides, Delisle Youth Services, Churches-on-the-Hill food bank and especially with her church family, at Calvin Presbyterian Church. Later in life, she enjoyed a second career teaching adult high school to new Canadians.

Her retirement party was a large gathering, attended by many students who had been touched by her passion, hard work and dedication. But Jean's family was always her biggest source of pride and joy.

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 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20th. A funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held in Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Avenue on Saturday, April 21st, at 2:00 p.m. If desired, contributions in Helen's memory may be made to the Churcheson-the-Hill Foodbank (www. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www.


Dad was born January 31, 1924, and passed away peacefully on April 12, 2018, surrounded by his family. Loving husband of Nan McPhun for 68 years; and father to Catherine McPhun Beatty (Stuart Wason) and Lyndy McPhun (Anne Green). Adored Papa to Caitlin Beatty (Peter Stewart) and Daniel Beatty. Predeceased by his sister, Mary Elizabeth McPhun, 2011.

Following his training and serving with the RCAF, Dad began his career with Imperial Oil, and moved to the financial sector where he worked for Nesbitt Thomson as a greatly admired and respected stockbroker for over 40 years. He was well known for his integrity and business acumen and helped many people achieve their financial security and dreams. He also served as a mentor to many in the industry.

He was an avid fly fisherman and founding member of the Cuckoo Valley Fishing Club - the irony of this was not lost on his family.

Dad loved to play the piano and could play anything by ear. His favourite spot in the world was the cottage at Whitefish Lake, which he and Nan built and enjoyed every summer for the past 50 years, fishing, sailing and hosting lifelong friends and family. He made his own wine for a short time, a hobby he mercifully gave up after a few years. He and Mom travelled extensively during their life together and were active participants in the LLR program at Glendon College, always staying interested in life.

Dad volunteered at the Yonge Street Mission for years and gave generously to many charities that were near and dear to him and Mom.

Dad was a charming character, soft spoken - a true gentleman.

Thank you to the wonderful and caring staff at Amica Barrie for their compassion and support.

He will be greatly missed by his family. We love you Dad.

A celebration of his outstanding life will be held on Friday, April 27th at 11:30 a.m. at Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Rd.

(East gate entrance).

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Margaret Elaine Thompson passed away at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Thursday, April 12, 2018, age 87 years. Beloved wife of Frank Thompson for 65 years.

Elaine and Frank celebrate four children, Michael and his wife, Gift; Ian and Tracey; Grace and her husband, John; and Megan and her husband, Wayne. Loving grandmother of Theo and Charles, Josie and Ben, Jonathon and Jocelyn, and Morgan and Alyna. Survived by her brother, John Hunt; and predeceased by her brother, Norman.

Elaine graduated from Trinity College at the University of Toronto in 1952, and married Frank the same year. They immediately set off to South India, where they taught for three years. Elaine then accompanied Frank to Kolkata in 1962, where for eight years she cared for her two boys and ran a nursery school in Bishop's College.

Elaine loved teaching young children. She received her Bachelor of Education in 1975, and taught kindergarten and English as a Second Language under the Waterloo Board from 1975 to 1994. After moving to the Parry Sound area, she volunteered at Nobel School for 17 years.

With Frank, she helped introduce their young family to wilderness camping near Killarney.

Elaine shared with Frank a passion for social justice. She made lasting friends with people who came to Kitchener in the 1980's as refugees from Central and South America, helping them settle in the community.

Resting at Trinity Anglican Church, Parry Sound, where friends will be received on Saturday, April 21st, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Funeral service will take place at Trinity Anglican Church on Saturday, April 21st, at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Trinity Anglican Church, or Doctors without Borders would be appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to the Logan Funeral Home, 81 James Street, Parry Sound, (705-746-5855). To send an online condolence, please visit


After years of fighting a progressive illness, Greta Yelovich, passed away peacefully at 3:00 a.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018. Born on August 17, 1925 in Bras d'Or, C.B., Nova Scotia of Francis Cantwell and Mary Cantwell (nee McGrath). She was the tenth of eighteen children.

Trained as a registered nurse, she was shipping out to serve overseas when World War II ended. Moving to Ontario with her husband, Peter Yelovich, she went on to rise from Head Nurse, to Ward Head, and then into the top echelons of Hospital Administration. But dissatisfied with the direction of care developing with the Government takeover of hospitals; Greta teamed up with her husband to found Canadiana Towers Limited.

With the dynamic combination of her financial administration and his leadership in acquisition and renovation, this real estate development and management company expanded, prospered and is active to this day. Greta continued at the company helm as Secretary-Treasurer into her eighties.

Accomplishments aside, my mother was a woman of great charm and an extremely cooperative nature. She had an impeccable character, an iron will, and absolute dedication to duty, work and faith. Generous but prudent, she was a brilliant organizer and a diligent steward of whatever she undertook: whether nursing, business or motherhood.

She is predeceased by her younger son, Craig, and her husband, Peter. She is survived by her elder son, Peter Jr. She will be greatly missed by her five grandchildren, Mary-Clair, Stephanie, Peter (III), Cheryll-Ann and Joseph.

Friends may visit at the Turner & Porter "Yorke Chapel", 2357 Bloor St. West (at Windermere, near the Jane Subway) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be offered at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor St. West at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2018. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the Charity of Choice.

Online condolences may be made through


March 22, 1927 - April 17, 2002

Our dearest Ray, remembered with love and missed always June, Bill, Jenny, John, Brenda, Sean, Jade, Adam, Emma, Nicholas


May 25, 1945 - April 16, 2008

10 years since I have held you.

I have wondered if I can ever live again. Your death has made me stronger. That I would survive is amazing. That I would live more fully is unexplainable.

"One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes."

Loved and still missed Heather, Matthew, Russell and Graham.

Huh? How did I get here?
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