Monday, September 17, 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Susan Barbara Aberman, on Saturday, September 15, 2018, in Montreal. Beloved wife of Louis Dzialowski. Cherished sister and sister-in-law of Arnold and Janis Aberman, Zave and Celia Aberman, the late Myrna and the late Jerry Schiff, and the late Rosalie Aberman, and sister-in-law of Yves Dzialowski and Michele Koenig. Adored daughter of the late Jack and the late Ethel Aberman. Much loved aunt of Stephanie and Bob Sherman, Jamie and Julia Lecker, Wendy Lecker and Peter Shaffer, Steven and Marci Schiff, Karen Schiff and Colin Trestan, Douglas Schiff, Robert and Aviva Aberman, Michael and Amy Aberman, Leslie Aberman and Justin Hulvershorn, Jessica Aberman, Eric and Danya Aberman, Maya Dzialowski and Nicolas Koenig, and admired great-aunt of twenty-two.
Susan had an undergraduate degree from Bard College and graduate degrees from the Hotel School of Cornell University and Concordia University. She had a remarkable career, first in the private and then the not-for-profit sectors. Susan held leadership positions in the hotel and hospitality industry in Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, Geneva and London, England. After returning to Montreal in the early 2000's, primarily to care for her ailing mother, Susan was Chief of Staff to the Concordia University Provost's Office and then, for many years, Chief of Staff to the McGill University Principal's Office.
Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., Montreal, on Monday, September 17 at 2:00 p.m. Burial at the Shaare Zion Congregation Section, Eternal Gardens Cemetery, Beaconsfield. Shiva at 3430 rue Peel #PH-B, Montreal, QC H3A 3K8. Due to the advent of Yom Kippur, Shiva ends Tuesday morning.
Donations in Susan's memory may be made to the Montreal Neurological Institute & Hospital Foundation, (514) 398-1958, or to the Division of Supportive and Palliative Care Programs, both c/o McGill University Health Centre Foundation (514) 843-1543. As a mark of respect and appreciation for Susan's service, McGill University will be lowering its flag on Monday, September 17.
EVERETT BASIL ALLEN "Baz"
Peacefully on September 14, 2018 in his 99th year in Toronto.
Predeceased by his first wife, Beth Allen and second wife, Jean Kerfoot Allen. Survived by his daughter, Leslie; his son, Lawrence; and by his nieces and nephews, Margaret Holmes, Ann Falls, David Holmes, Howard Morris, Margaret Lee, John Morris, David Morris, Ann Biggar and by Brian, Gerrald and Leona Perkin.
Baz was a WW II RCAF veteran, a metallurgical engineer and a long time resident of Christie Gardens whose community and staff provided much support in allowing "Baz" to live a fulfilling, independent life. He will also be remembered by many students whom he taught at Central Commerce High School (now Central Toronto Academy).
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, September 19th at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West. (2 lights west of Yonge St.)
A reception will follow the service in the Park Room of the funeral home. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation (tgwhf.ca), the C.N.I.B. (cnib.ca) or the Arthritis Society (arthritis.ca) would be appreciated.
FELICITY DIANE BRIGGS
A remarkable, funny and vibrant woman left us unexpectedly on September 9, 2018. She died in her true love's arms at their beloved cottage in Prince Edward County. Married for 33 years, Felicity and Don Mayne shared a joyous journey of life. She will be greatly missed by her sister, Fiona; brother-in-law, Bernie; and their children, Myles and Kaitlin. Her brother, Andy Briggs, predeceased her.
Felicity was a mentor and role model who approached life with a zest for learning and sharing. She was witty, wise and compassionate to all whose paths she crossed. Felicity loved and thrived practising as a labour relations mediator and arbitrator modeling fairness and social justice. She resolved their disputes while connecting with the parties through personal stories.
There will be two celebrations of her life: Sunday, September 23 from 1 - 3 p.m. in MacDonald Hall, Isaiah Tubbs Resort, Prince Edward County; and Wednesday, October 24 from 5-7 p.m. at Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Square, Toronto. We will gather to celebrate her living rather than mourn her passing.
Please bring a smile in your heart and share stories about Felicity.
Felicity's involvement with Casey House and World Vision Canada would make them excellent choices for a donation in her memory.
MARY ELIZABETH HARDIE (nee Gauldie)
November 5, 1920 - September 13, 2018
Quietly, after a short illness, Mary passed away at Dorothy Ley Hospice in Toronto, in her ninetyeighth year. Beloved wife of the late Col. Robert Gellatly Hardie, and much loved mother of the late James (Barbara), Catherine and Peter (Brenda). Adored grandmother of five, and soonto-be great-grandmother of one.
Youngest daughter of Frances Violet Collier and James Gauldie, and sister to the late Donald Gauldie, the late Nancy Stewart and the late Winifred Scollard.
Dear sister-in-law of the late Betty Hardie.
Known as 'Mimi' to most, she was a keen reader, enthusiastic gardener, and completed cryptic crosswords well into her nineties.
She and Bob, married for fiftysix years, made a wonderful team. Their life together was full of travel, good friends, and countless Sunday evening dinners with family, in the back garden and at the cottage. Mimi's warmth and quiet wisdom endeared her to everyone she met; her absence will be felt not just by family, but by all the friends - young and old - who came to know her through the years.
Thank you to all those who provided compassionate care to Mary in her final weeks.
Friends are invited to join the family for a funeral service at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19th at St. George'son-the-Hill Anglican Church, 4600 Dundas St. W., Toronto.
The sadness of our loss is immeasurable, but we take comfort in the legacy of kindness and generosity Mary leaves.
She was our most lovely Mimi, our one-of-a-kind, and a truly special soul.
"She lived for those she loved, and those she loved remember".
WILLIAM WALLACE HEFLER "Bill"
May 6, 1931 - September 14, 2018
Bill Hefler passed away after a short hospital stay surrounded by the love of his wife, daughters and family in Toronto, Friday, September 14.
Bill was a larger-than-life figure, a tall man with a big smile made even bigger by the moustache that framed it. He was a successful, visionary businessman, an avid athletic sportsman and a devoted father, grandfather and family man.
He was born in St. Catharines where he married his high school sweetheart, Shirley. He was a fixture on Yonge Street since 1953, first as a partner in Ray's Auto Radio, then Lawrence Park Hardware before founding The Sign of the Skier in 1962. He built his business on integrity, deep product knowledge and quality service with a keen interest in his customers and staff.
He was a superb and graceful skier and excellent instructor, staying on the slopes until 80 years of age. He was a keen golfer, on the links 10 times in PEI in the last month alone.
Bill retired at age 62 but continued to drop by the store to take on a project or offer a few words of wisdom. He could fix or build anything (not necessarily to code!). He was always eager to help and teach family and friends.
Bill was happiest at the head of the table smiling at his ever-growing family.
He was especially proud and pleased to see his grandchildren become great friends. He valued his friendships deeply, many of which have lasted a lifetime. His welcome mat was well-worn and Bill and Shirley were regular hosts at their homes in Toronto, Sarasota, Florida and Alice Island on Georgian Bay. He enjoyed a good joke and liked to tease. Bill and Shirley loved to dance throughout their 70 years together.
We thought a man this robust, so full of life, energy, passion and fun would live forever. And though, of course he didn't, his influence and impact is his legacy. We're sure he'd like you to smile, raise a glass and celebrate a life well lived.
Bill is survived by his beloved Shirley and their daughters, Bonnie de Merlis (Paul) and family: Adam (Keila), Amy; Barbara Hefler (Michael Hollett) and family: Reed, Lauren (Michael), Jules; Judy Donaldson (Ron) and family: Erik (Claire), Blake (Melissa), and great-grands: William, much anticipated new 'Little Missy', and Maddy. He leaves his brother, Jud Hefler, his many nieces and nephews and was predeceased by his sister, Joan Gordon.
Cremation has taken place. There will be a Celebration of Bill's Life at the Donalda Club at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Sunnybrook's Odette Cancer Centre.
MORTON BENJAMIN KATZ
Suddenly and way too soon, on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Toronto East General Hospital (Michael Garron Hospital). Son of the late Michael and Helena Katz.
Survived, celebrated and will be sorely missed by his wife, Lee Bari, adored children, Jessica Katz and Kevin McDonald, and Jake, and Molly Katz, most amazing minions (grandchildren), Juliet and Claire, loving nieces Hailey and Rachel, incredible life-long friends, Aaron, Karyn, and Robin, and his beloved sister and brother (in-law), Esther and Stephen Marcus. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday September 18, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the New McCaull section of Dawes Road Cemetery. Shiva following the burial at 3181 Bayview Ave. with visits on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 141 Eaton Avenue, Toronto. See http://www.benjamins.ca for visiting information. Memorial donations may be made to The Mt. Sinai Hospital Foundation 416-586-8203 or Michael Garron Hospital Foundation 416-4696003. An "all in kind of guy", he was loyal, protective, clever and wise. And had a heart with the capacity few really understood.
We will love and miss you forever. Post Nubila Phoebus.
Died on Friday, September 14, 2018 in Toronto. Wife of the late John D. Pawling. Mother of Barbara (Hejduk) and Kelly.
Private arrangements followed by cremation.
D. JANE POOLER (nee Glenny)
Died peacefully at North York General Hospital, Toronto on Monday, September 10, 2018 at the age of 92.
Predeceased by her beloved husband, Ted. Survived by Ted's children, Bruce (Katharine) and Janet Louvel (George) and grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Dr. Andrew Glenny (Susan); his children, Robert (Lucinda), Martha McElweenie (Steve), Andrew, and Beth (David Parker), and their children.
Jane's early career as an occupational therapist was very important to her, enabling WWII veterans to lead happy and productive lives, and she formed long lasting friendships with a number of them. Jane and Ted travelled extensively and had many adventures. During this time Jane developed her artistic skills with wonderful watercolour paintings which she shared with family and friends. She had great fashion sense, and was a lover of opera, ballet, theatre and golf.
She was fortunate and very appreciative to have had the companionship and support of her nephew, Robert and her cousin, Mary Elizabeth Harris, after Ted passed away. Jane's family is very appreciative of the caring shown by the physicians and staff at the North York General Hospital.
Private family arrangements.
Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www.
KENNETH WHEELER 1928 - 2018
Peacefully, at Toronto on September 15, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy, father of William, Margot, Donna and John. Born in Toronto, Ken grew up in Long Branch, which was then an isolated community on the Lakeshore West. After graduating from engineering at Queen's University, and achieving his P.Eng. Ken worked in the electrical utility industry and spent most of career at Toronto Hydro, retiring as manager of Stations Construction.
As a family man, Ken was a steadfast husband, father, and support to his extended family.
He enjoyed his work, but also summers at the family cottage, companionship of his dogs and participation in his community.
Grandchildren were his great joy in his life, and followed keenly the achievements of Myles, Renee, Kara, Cameron, Malcolm and Liam. He is survived by his sister, Bernice. Having grown up in the Great Depression, he imparted the virtues of thrift, hard work and resiliency. As a manager at Toronto Hydro, he managed a department of over 500 people, and always sought to achieve the best result for all concerned.
Thanks to the staff of Peterborough Regional Health Centre and Dorothy Ley Hospice for their assistance and care, to Martha Alphonse his home care provider, and to his friends and neighbours for his porch chats.
Visitations will be held at G. H.
Hogle Funeral Home, 63 Mimico Ave. Etobicoke, on Wednesday 6-8 p.m. and Thursday 2-5 p.m.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, September 21, 1 p.m. at Christ Church St. James Anglican Church 194 Park Lawn Rd.
Etobicoke. Flowers or donations to the above charities will be welcome. http://www.hogle.ca.
CALVERT MITCHELL WOODRUFF
Calvert Mitchell Woodruff "Kelly", 88, passed away peacefully in hospital after a brief illness on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 surrounded by his family. Kelly was born in Kearney, Ontario, on September 27, 1929, and leaves behind his last surviving sister, Charlene "Tiny" Gullason from Toronto, Ontario, his last surviving sister-in-law, Kay Woodruff and many nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed by his beloved partner of 33 years, Violet Laslo; his son, Calvert; and daughter, Margaret.
Kelly's life's work was in the Canadian mining industry and, after graduating from the University of Toronto in 1954 with a Chemical Engineering degree, he joined full-time at Indusmin Limited, a Division of Falconbridge Nickel Mining (now Glencore), owners of the nepheline syenite deposit in Nephton, Ontario.
Indusmin was unique in Canada, as one of the few companies in the world to be involved in the mining and refinement of non-metallic minerals--nepheline syenite and silica.
Kelly was a pioneer, through Indusmin's Lakefield Research facility, in the application of nepheline syenite in ceramics, whitewares, paint, plastics, glass and many other consumer goods.
He moved through various sales and management positions and was instrumental in the development of international markets and distribution for Indusmin products. He ended his career as President, CEO and Chairman after 40+ years with the same company.
He also spent a brief period as head of an Indusmin subsidiary, Fahramet (now Kubota), in Orillia, Ontario. To his last day, Kelly was considered the foremost Canadian expert in nepheline syenite, and remained connected to it through ongoing business interests and the development of new sources of this unique natural resource.
As important as his work was, Kelly never forgot the value of family, ensuring he participated in his kids' lives as they were growing up, even when he had to be away for work for extended periods. He placed high value on common decency, and was always willing to help others both personally and professionally.
He had received mentorship and financial support early in his career and this simple act of generosity guided many of his life choices.
Known to be kind, generous and patient with everyone, Kelly had his own special brand of humour, which endeared him to everyone he met. He also very much valued his relationships with his trusted colleagues and friends. Kelly was an avid Hockey Night in Canada and baseball fan, and spent many years curling at The Granite Club, in Toronto, before his interests (and bad back) led him to a less participatory (but no less enthusiastic) role as a spectator.
Visitation will be held in Toronto, at Humphrey Funeral Home/A.W.
Miles-Newbigging Chapel Ltd.
on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the same location on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 3 p.m.