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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 – Page B20


Peacefully on February 9, 2018, after a long life that was anything but boring. She is survived by her four daughters, Lisa Cogan (Fred), Penny Hopkins (Doug), Cathy Lofgreen (Hans), Vicki Edwards (Bob Dawson, deceased); nine grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

Ethel (Liz) was born in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, on December 14, 1920. Her family moved to Montreal in the early 1920s where she grew up in N.D.G. and St. Lambert.

She loved her summers on Lake Memphramagog, at Well's Beach in Maine and at her family's farmhouse in the Eastern Townships. She married (Major General) Gerry Edwards on January 27, 1943 and supported him in a successful 36 year career in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). She loved air force life which took her to the Canadian West, Washington, D.C., England and many communities in Ontario and Quebec. She introduced Gerry and her daughters to cottage life on Lake Papineau (Ontario) where the family spent many long and happy summer holidays.

After Gerry retired, they moved to Sydney, near Victoria on Vancouver Island, where they reconnected with many RCAF friends who had also retired there. In her latter years she lived in Ottawa, enjoying her friends and family, the Ottawa Little Theatre and her volunteer work at the Queensway Carleton Hospital.

She moved to Trenton in 2016 and Belleville in 2017. She will be remembered for her quick wit and ready laugh, her lively air force parties and her afghans.

The family is thankful for the kind and thoughtful care of Dr. Pahrbaker in Ottawa, Dr. Martin in Trenton and Dr. MacLeod in Belleville, and for the ongoing support from staff at Lynwood Park Lodge, Seasons Dufferin Centre and Hastings Manor.

The family also thanks Joan Grayer, Christina Hewitt and Leah Valiquette for the personal care they provided.

Friends and family are invited to celebrate Ethel's life on Saturday, February 17th at Beechwood Funeral Cemetery and Cremation Services, 280 Beechwood Ave.

(east of Vanier Parkway) from 3 to 5 p.m. A private family gravesite service will be held at another time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ottawa Humane Society, Christie Lake Kids (Ottawa) or a charity of your choice.


After a long illness, Jim passed away peacefully in Toronto on February 7, 2018.

Born in Toronto, Jim was the cherished only child of George and Mary "Pat" Floyd (nee Kirkpatrick) both of whom came from a long line of proud Nova Scotians.

Predeceased in 2014 by the love of his life Frances (nee Frey) after 59 years of marriage.

Survived by his loving daughters Karen, Heather (Mark Noskiewicz) and Frances (Denis Feltrin).

Beloved Poppa to James, Andrew and Trevor Noskiewicz and Claire and Eric Feltrin. He also leaves dear sisters-in-law Shirley Feeley (James, predeceased) of Pleasanton, California and Jane Frey (Ernie, predeceased) of Smith Falls, Ontario. Jim will be missed by nieces and nephews Gregory, Rosemary and Michael Feeley, Ernie, Eric, Martha, Brenda and Andrea Frey, and their families and by Cynthia Kirkpatrick (Stuart, predeceased) and cousins Jean and Helen Kirkpatrick of Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia.

Jim attended Oriole Park Public School, University of Toronto Schools (UTS) and the University of Toronto where, following in his father's and grandfather's footsteps, he graduated with a degree in Applied Science and Engineering (class of 5T6). Highlights of his school years include playing varsity basketball and football, sailing to England as a naval cadet for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, and enjoying the camaraderie of his fraternity brothers at U of T.

Jim enjoyed a long and successful career with Shell Canada. Starting in southwestern Ontario, he rose steadily in the company, ultimately retiring as a senior executive. While spending the majority of his career in Toronto, Jim also enjoyed three years heading up the western region in Vancouver and considerable international travel.

Jim and Frances led a very active and social life. They took great pleasure in hosting many memorable parties with family and friends at their homes in Toronto and Mulmur as well as at the family cottage on beautiful Kahshe Lake. In his later years, after hanging up his skis, golf clubs and tennis racket, Jim loved playing bridge at the Granite Club and especially with his dear bridge friends at their weekly game nights. Throughout his life, and particularly in his retirement years, Jim delighted in many travel adventures to destinations all over the world. Closer to home, Jim spent many winters skiing with his children and later his grandchildren at Beaver Valley Ski Club.

Jim was proud of his family. A firm believer in education, he supported his daughters' and grandchildren's studies at universities across Canada. He could often be found cheering on the sidelines as they pursued various athletic and artistic endeavours.

Affable, loyal and true, Jim was a gentleman who had a kind word for all. Jim appreciated the many happy moments he shared with his lifelong friends as well as their unfailing support. They enriched his life immeasurably.

A celebration of life will be held Monday February 26th, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto. Private cremation. If you wish, donations in memory of Jim may be made to the UTS building fund at https://

DR. WENTWORTH JONES June 10, 1931 - February 13, 2018

We are sad to announce the passing of Dr. Wentworth William Thomas Jones, loving husband of Shirley; father of Laurie (Martin), Sara (David), Susan (Douglas), Heather (Toby), Tom (Jessica), Lily (Gerard); and grandfather of Claire, Tony and Erik Earle, Patrick, Shannon, Melissa Doyle and their father Maurice, Adi, Liam and Danielle Underwood, Jasmine, Katarina and Dylan Young, Desmond and Maeve Jones and Kyle Perraton, Raina, Thalia and Niall Bergasse; and a special brother and uncle to Roberta Patterson (deceased), Susanne Giles and Kaaren Norris and their families.

Dr. Jones (Skip), University of Toronto Meds 5T6, was a family doctor in the Beach for over 50 years. He is remembered for his devotion to patient care and kindness to all. Skip joined the Balmy Beach Club in his youth where paddling became his lifelong passion. In 1959, he became a sailor at Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club where he was a lifetime member. Many glorious days on the water were shared with family and friends.

Skip passed away peacefully, at home amidst a sea of love.

He was a good man. If you wish to honour his memory, do something good.

Condolences, words of comfort, and memories of Skip may be shared with the family on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. at Giffen-Mack Funeral Home, 2570 Danforth Avenue.


Born in Winnipeg on 30 August 1922, Jack Ludwig died on Long Island 12 February 2018.

Jack leaves his sister, Esther Karwandy of White Rock, BC; his wife, Lucia Zoercher; daughters, Danielle McLaughlin (Hooley), Brina Ludwig Prout (Jim), and Emmy Ludwig Miller (Andy).

He also leaves McLaughlin grandchildren, Levi (Lauren), Reuben (Petra), and Gabrielle, Prout grandchildren Benjamin (Hannah), Maggie (Nicholas); Miller grandchildren, Zoe and Stella; and greatgranddaughters, Na'ama, Chavva-Tal and Delphinium.

Jack is predeceased by his brother, Bobby (Ethel); and first wife, Leya (Lauer) Ludwig.

Jack received his B.A. in 1944 from the University of Manitoba and his Ph.D in 1953 from UCLA. He was Professor of English at several universities in the US, including SUNY Stony Brook from the 1960s through the 1990s, and Writer-inResidence at Massey College at the U of Toronto in 1968-69. Jack was the author of four novels, and numbers of essays and books about Canadian sports, including Hockey Night in Moscow, in 1972. He also was a regular columnist for Saturday Night Magazine, and the co-editor of The Noble Savage, and Soundings: New Canadian Poets. A celebration of Jack's life will be held at a later date TBA.


Died at Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the age of 85. Son of the late Frederick Simson and Mary Stewart. Survived by his wife, Carol Ann Cotnam; his sons, David and Richard (Paula).

Predeceased by his first wife, Mary Kedrosky. Beloved "second Dad" to the Mulvihill children, John (Celso), late Mary (Steve Jolicouer), Louis (Salwa), Timothy (Deborah), Andrew, Barbara (Marshall Netherwood), Shelagh (Peter Korth), and Michael. Brother of Robert Stewart Simson (Sharon) and Freda (Edward Barakett). He will be lovingly remembered by his several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, the Simson, Kedrosky, Mulvihill and Cotnam families.

Stan attended Westdale High School in Hamilton and then received his Bachelor of Science in 1954 at McMaster University. In 1958 he received his M.D. at Western University and CRPC Psychiatry at the University of Toronto in 1968 and his FRCP (C) in 1988. Prior to studying Psychiatry, Stan was in general practice in Ancaster, ON for five years.

Stan will be remembered as a kind and gentle man who was well respected in his community by his vocation of medicine and in particular psychiatry. He always worked to eradicate the stigma of mental illness.

His practice ended in 2013 after 55 years of service. He spent 42 years in private practice in Renfrew and was a member of the medical staff at Renfrew Victoria Hospital. In his time away from work he enjoyed the outdoors, golf, hockey, baseball and the arts.

A special thank you to Dr. John Matosh and Dr. Robert Duggan and the staff of the third floor of the Renfrew Victoria Hospital for the exemplary care given to Stan during his hospital stay.

Visitation will be held at the Goulet Funeral Home, 310 Argyle St., S., Renfrew on Friday, February 16th from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. and after 9:30 a.m.

Saturday. Funeral services will be held at the Renfrew Presbyterian Church on Saturday, February 17th at 11:00 a.m. Spring Interment St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Donations in Stan's memory may be made to Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation. Online condolences/donations may be made at

STRATTON DENIS STEVENS CM April 15, 1932 - February 8, 2018

It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Stratton at home surrounded by members of his family. He was the son of the late Denis Skafidas-Stevens and the late Eugenia Poulos Stevens.

He will be sorely missed by his siblings, Harry (Margareta), Adrienne, George (Dina) and Helen; his nephews, Peter, Denis, Dennis and Eric; his niece, Jean; and his many great-nieces, great-nephews, godchildren, relatives and friends.

Warmest thanks to his personal assistant Nicole and his caregivers Socorro, Lourdes and Sonia for their kindness and support to Stratton these past months.

Montreal has lost one of its prominent citizens, recipient of the Order of Canada for entrepreneurship and philanthropy. He was an engaging, generous-spirited gentleman, who loved life, and whose heart and home were always open to all.

Visitation will take place on Thursday and Friday, February 15th and 16th, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Mount Royal Funeral Complex, 1297 Chemin de la Forêt, Outremont, Quebec H2V 2P9 (514) 279-6540 ( Funeral services and reception will be held at the Mount Royal Complex on Saturday, February 17th at 9 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the Montreal General Hospital Foundation or the McCord Museum of Canadian History will be gratefully acknowledged.


Passed away at Joseph Brant Hospital, on February 10, 2018, at the age of 82. Beloved wife of William "Bill". Loving mother of Paul (Roberta Grosland), Chris (Yumiko Huang) and Anne (Cade Thomson). Doting grandmother to Megan (Carlos) Ribeiro, Adrienne (Kevin Innes), Patrick and Ava Lovell. Greatgrandmother to Devin Ribeiro.

Loving Aunt to Brad, Jeff and Terry Anthony.

Mary cherished her family and friends more than anything else.

She also was passionate about education: she graduated from Victoria College, University of Toronto and then went on to teach high school, elementary school, adult education and even continued this passion in retirement by being a Docent at the Royal Ontario Museum.

The family would like to thank Heidi from Nurse Next Door for her care in mom's last year and Dr. Harpal Singh and his staff for all of the superb care they have provided my mom over the last several years.

Visitation at Smith's Funereal Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stop light north of QEW), Burlington (905-632-3333), on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 12 p.m. until the start of the Celebration of Life Service in the Chapel at 1 p.m.

Reception to follow. Cremation has taken place. For those who wish, donations in memory of Mary to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

GENALYN ENCARNACION February 1, 1975 - February 14, 2012

Our deeply beloved and eternally loyal friend, whose beauty, kindness and sweet smile will never be extinguished from our minds. We love you! John, Tina, Leanne & Sue.

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