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Monday, December 10, 2018 – Page B14


January, 1941 - December, 2008

A life anticipated; a life savoured; a life concluded too soon. Dearly missed for ten years but her legacy of love lives vibrantly on.



It is with profound sadness the family announces the passing of Wilhelmina Begemann on Friday, December 7, 2018, at Pinehaven Nursing Home, Waterloo at the age of 88.

Beloved wife of Frits Begemann for 60 years.

Loving mother of Karen Begemann (Graeme Coleman) and Chris (Elly) Begemann.

Cherished "Omi" of Eric, Lindsay and Christopher.

Survived by her sister Jans (John "Kas") Kassenaar.

Dear aunt of Judith Andreassen and Stephan Orzechowski.

Predeceased by her siblings Henk, Dirk and Aletta.

Miens was deeply loving and had a great sense of humour.

She enjoyed music, nature and camping trips with her family and beloved dogs. She was an incredibly talented watercolour painter and was an award winning member of the Purple Studio Painters of Mississauga.

Miens was a well loved teacher for almost 40 years and an active member of the Retired Women Teachers Federation of Ontario.

She will be remembered for her generous heart, wit and intelligence, and her devotion to her husband, children and family.

A heartfelt thank you to all the staff at Pinehaven Nursing Home for the compassionate care and kindness shown to Wilhelmina.

Private cremation has taken place.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the new year. Arrangements are entrusted to the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Visit for Miens' memorial.


On Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Our Marianne has left us. Mourning her departure are her uncle Dr. Ivan Elkan and her cousins Yehuda and Tammy Schmidt of Washington, D.C., Zsuzsi and Ernoe Jakab of Budapest, and Sophia Lang of Calgary. Marianne survived her loving parents, Gabriella ElkanSchmidt and Sigmund Schmidt.

Marianne succumbed to a recently diagnosed malignant disease and its complications.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, December 10, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park, 5822 Bathurst Street, Toronto. Memorial donations may be made to the Beit Halochem Canada, 905-695-0611.

Her memory will never leave us.


August 24, 1925 December 7, 2018 Rose is greatly missed by her daughter Lynne (David) and sons Mitchell (Pan) and Jeffrey (Naomi) Milgram; by granddaughters Deborah and Michelle, grandson Bradley (Ila) and great-granddaughters (Sophia and Hailey). She is also missed by brothers David (Jackie), and Leonard Gladstone (Nicole Deslauriers), and sister-in-law Elizabeth Gladstone. Rose also leaves many nieces and nephews and friends from many walks of life. Rose was predeceased by her parents Dora (née Alexander) and Ralph Gladstone, and brothers Russell, Henry, Irving, Ben, Gerald, and Joseph. She is also very much missed by her loving care givers, Evelyn Tamayo, Aida de Guzman, and Leonora Ciubal.

Rose was born in the old Jewish neighbourhood of downtown Toronto and throughout her life was a woman of action wholeheartedly pursuing activities about which she was passionate.

She was a skilled athlete excelling in the sports of golf, horseback riding in her early years, and tennis, and enjoyed working out at the gym well into her early 80s. Rose was also a professional woman and a mentor to her hundreds of students. Rose transformed her hobby of playing bridge into a noteworthy 30 year career. She will be remembered as an exceptional instructor achieving the status of Life Master from the American Contract Bridge League in 1965 and as a recipient of numerous awards and honours won at national bridge competitions. From the 1960s through the mid-1980s, Rose taught three bridge classes a day at many of Toronto's and Ottawa's major bridge studios and private clubs.

Rose also liked to have fun.

She loved singing along with Broadway musical tunes and listening to both jazz and popular singers as well as to classic music.

And Rose was the quintessential ballroom dancer. Rose lived her life "doing it her way".


Surrounded by the love of her family, at Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice, Kanata on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at the age of 80. Soulmate and wife of John Goodman. Loved and cherished mother to Krista Thompson (Lyle) of Calgary, Jeff (Kerri-Lynn) of Thunder Bay, and Lisa Mawani (Aly) of Ottawa. Loving nannie to Kaisha, Joshua, Elijah, Jasmine, Benjamin, Milla, Ayanna and Khalid. Cherished sister to Lou McGinn (Patricia) of Moncton, New Brunswick.

Anne Marie was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

She graduated from St.

Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing in Saint John and from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Physical Education and Health. Her endless energy, warm smile, spunk and incredible force will be greatly missed by all those whom she touched.

Friends may pay respects atKelly Funeral Home - Kanata Chapel 580 Eagleson Rd.

613-591-6580 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

A Funeral Mass for Anne Marie will be celebrated at Holy Redeemer Parish on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial donations to Hospice Care Ottawa - RuddyShenkman are appreciated.

Condolences and Sharing Memories at https:// kelly-kanata


Septe mber 20, 1937 December 2, 2018 Surrounded by family, Bob passed away peacefully and gently at Markham Stouffville Hospital, December 2, 2018. Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Friend, Colleague, Teacher, and Coach.

Bob is survived by, and lives on in, his children, A. Robert T.

Pemberton (Lori A. Reeve) and Lori L. Tindall (Ted Tindall); his precious grandchildren, Megan M. Tindall (Spencer Scott) and Connor J. T. Pemberton; his brother, John T. Pemberton (Primrose Pemberton); sister, Deborah W. T. Law (Douglas Law); and their extended families. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Carol Joyce Pemberton (nee Norton).

Bob will be remembered for his curiosity, sharp mind, integrity, warped sense of humour, big heart and home full of hospitality by his Earl Haig mates, colleagues from Griffiths Laboratories, former staff and students at St. Andrew's Junior High School, neighbours, friends and adoring family.

The family extends their heartfelt thanks to all the health care team members at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Markham Stouffville Hospital for the tremendous care they provided over the past several weeks.

A celebration of Bob's life will be hosted by the family at DixonGarland Funeral Home, 166 Main Street North, Markham, on Friday, December 14th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

to 9:00 p.m. Please bring your best memories and stories to share. After a period of healing, the family will hold a private interment ceremony. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.


It is with great sorrow that we announce the loss of David James Michael Piper. Born October 3, 1929. He came to Canada with his wife Angela in 1959. They made Toronto their home where they had four daughters, Veronica, Claudia, Ariel, Lucy. David passed away peacefully with his children by his side. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the music therapy program at St.

Michael's Hospital.


Michael Blythe Kesterton, 72, passed away December 5, 2018, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Toronto after a long battle with pneumonia and Parkinson's Disease. Michael retired from the Toronto Globe and Mail in 2013 after 23 years as the editor of the column Social Studies, a daily miscellany of information.

The column spawned two books, dedicated to 'brain snacks': Social Studies (1996) and The Twelve Best Months of the Year (1997).

Michael was born April 12, 1946 in Hythe, Hampshire, England. His father, Maurice "Mike" Hughes Kesterton, a Canadian RAF radar technician had met and married Irish-born, Kathleen Mary Marshall, a WAAF, the previous year. Mike Kesterton was released from the Services first, and forced to leave his pregnant wife behind in England. Maurice's brother, Wilfred, an officer in the Canadian army was still serving overseas, giving him the chance to watch over the young bride and her child.

Wilfred would eventually become a founding member of Carleton University's Journalism School, known for his books, A History of Journalism in Canada, and The Law and the Press in Canada.

Kathleen and the 5-month old Michael, left Liverpool on the ship Empire Brent, destined for Halifax in the company of other war brides and their infants.

Michael spent his first 10 years in Regina, Saskatchewan, his family later moving to Michigan for 3 years before returning north of the border to Toronto. Influenced by his grandfather, Ernest Harold, Manager of Underwood Typewriter in Regina; his father Mike; a photojournalist and magazine editor; and his Uncle Wilfred, a journalist and later Professor of Journalism, it was natural for Michael to sharpen his writing skills at the U of T before moving on to the Globe and Mail, first as a proofreader, then a computer operator, later a contributor to The Report on Business. A Eureka moment for Michael's editor, Bill Thorsell, moved Michael into the role as editor of his own column, Social Studies, where he nourished a wide following of readers with daily 'brain snacks' dedicated to anything strange, amazing, and curious. Some suggested that the topics actually meant something.

Readers turned first to Michael's column at the back of the first section to get their grey matter warmed with the delights of neverending obscure and thoughtprovoking trivia. There had never been anything like this before.

After retiring in 2013, Michael was overcome by ill-health. Developing Parkinson's Disease in 2015, he spent his time reading, writing and tending to his extensive library.

Michael is survived by his brother, David, and sister-in-law, Pilar, both of Toronto. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. (East of the Jane subway) on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at 3 p.m. in the Chapel. In memory of Michael Kesterton, donations to Parkinson Canada would be appreciated.


Peacefully passed away at home on December 6, 2018, in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Archibald Benjamin (1974). Loving mother of Archie, Ian and his wife Julie; and Gordon and his wife Clair.

Cherished Nana of Colin and Dylan. Margaret took great pride in her family and in her work as a Registered Nurse.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the SickKids Foundation - The Margaret Isobel Nicholas Platt, R.N.

Endowment Fund (MPLA). A private family service has taken place at Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough.



1933 - 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Ian Pyper on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Ian was born and grew up in Glasgow, Scotland before immigrating to Canada in 1962. Ian is survived by his older brother James.


July 16, 1932 December 8, 2018

Percy Sherwood, a long-serving Canadian diplomat, died on Saturday, December 8, 2018, in the palliative care unit at Victoria Hospital in London, ON, following several years of declining physical health. He was 86.

Percy was born in Ottawa on July 16, 1932 to Captain Edson C.

Sherwood and Kathleen Ruth Avery Sherwood. He was a grandson of Colonel Sir Percy Sherwood, former Chief Commissioner of the Dominion Police, the first federal police force in the country.

Percy attended The Grove, in Lakefield, ON, (now Lakefield College School) in his youth.

He completed an undergraduate degree in French at Carleton University in 1955 and took additional courses at the University of Geneva in 1957. Percy went on to have a distinguished career in the public service that spanned over 30 years. He specialized in Canada-Middle East relations at the then-Department of External Affairs.

He lived much of his life abroad as a diplomat, often rubbing shoulders with world leaders and royalty. He represented his country in missions in Malaysia (1960 to 1961), Poland (1965 to 1966), the Netherlands (1966 to 1969), Pakistan (1973 to 1975), and the United States (1975 to 1979).

Percy's deep understanding of diplomacy eventually led him to become the Ambassador of Canada to Iraq (1983 to 1986) and Jordan (1991 to 1992). He became close with King Hussein bin Talal of Jordan during his tenure as ambassador.

Percy's legacy includes contributing to Canada's diplomatic efforts in the coalition to exercise influence over Iraq following its invasion of Kuwait during the Gulf War in 1990 to 1991. He was also involved in the signing of the 1997 Ottawa Treaty, a convention that aims to eliminate the use of anti-personnel landmines. After retiring, Percy would continue to read The Globe and Mail every morning.

His siblings Sally, Michael and Penelope predeceased him. Percy leaves his "sweetheart" of 24 years, his wife Oddula; his loving sons, Ian (Kevin), Andrew (Evelyn), Ted (Toni) and Percy Jr.; and his grandchildren, Avery, Courtney, Colin and Ryan, whom he adored.

A memorial service will be held in the spring of 2019 at St.

Bartholomew's Anglican Church in Ottawa. His ashes are to be interred in Ottawa's Beechwood cemetery. Memorial contributions to the London Health Sciences Foundation would be appreciated.

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