Tuesday, July 23, 2019
ANTHONY JAMES ALTILIA
We grieve the loss of Anthony James Altilia on July 20, 2019.
Anthony leaves behind his wife Jo, his sons Zachary (Loredana), Elliott (Véronique) and Jason (Samantha) and his siblings Anna Maria (Phil), Paul (Ross), Paulette (Thomas) and John (Laura). His father Anthony, mother Anne and brother-in-law Peter predecease him.
Anthony spent his professional career in the advertising industry.
Between rounds of golf, squash and international travel, he enjoyed his retirement in pursuit of his love for the arts, as an accomplished author, painter and drummer.
Anthony was a philanthropist and a community activist supporting various charities, through fundraising and sharing with them his extensive knowledge of marketing. He was a willing mentor to young people starting out in business.
He will be sadly missed for his concern for those he loved and his commitment to his family.
Over the last few months he fought his disease with dignity and courage. He was grateful for the outstanding care he received from the medical staff at Princess Margaret Cancer Care. A special thank you to Dr. Bradbury and the nursing staff on 17a and b.
A celebration of Anthony's life will be held on Thursday, July 25th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Toronto Cricket Club, 141 Wilson Av. M5M 3A3.
To honour his memory, his family asks that you make a donation in his name to Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.
HELEN ALBERTA CAMPBELL (née Cameron)
December 11, 1923 July 20, 2019
Helen died in her sleep peacefully in the wee hours of Saturday, July 20, 2019. She was the daughter of Helen Tupper Cameron and Albert Cameron, born in New Glasgow, NS. She married James Stewart Campbell and they had 5 children: Harold Edward Alexander; Norman Robert Cameron, Margaret Isabel Catherine, Roderick Roc Arnoti, Darya Helen Mary. She had 9 grandchildren: Ian, Colin, Graham, and Maggie (HEA and Diane); James John and Christine Marie (NRC and Jackie), Luke and Elyse (MIC and Mike); Rory (RRA and Peggie); Maggie (DHM); and 2 great-grandchildren, Madeleine and Juliette (Luke and Nora).
After her early career as a nurse, Helen settled with Jim in Ottawa and raised her 5 children with love and affection. Jim's career took them all to the still-new Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland creating a lifelong love of that island and its people for the entire family, before a return to Ottawa later on. Her youngest child Darya died in 1998 and Jim passed away in 2001. Helen had a great passion for her husband and children.
She loved to walk long distances, yoga, gardening, being physically active and promoting consumer empowerment earlier in her life.
She had a fierce independent streak, that only was softened many years after she was unable to care for herself. Near the end of her life after moving to the Perley and Rideau Veteran's Health Centre, she developed a distinct happiness and sense of satisfaction in life. The family is deeply grateful to the many wonderful care-givers at Oak Park and at the Perley Rideau, who were always so kind and good to her.
We celebrate her long and happy life. We will always remember her fondly, with love, happiness and with great affection.
She lives on in hearts that remember Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O'Connor Street), Ottawa, on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for a reception gathering. Words of Remembrance at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Condolences/Tributes/Donations Hulse, Playfair & McGarry http://www.hpmcgarry.ca 613-233-1143
H. JOAN CUMMING (née Russell)
April 20, 1933 - July 18, 2019
Joan passed peacefully in her 87th year with her family by her side in the afternoon of July 18, 2019. She and her brother John, who passed away in April 2012, were raised in Arthur, Ontario by their parents: father, Dr. Jack (John) Russell and mother, Peg (Margaret). She was the loving mother to Allison, Andy (Hillary), Tom (Jennifer) and Suze, and "Daddo" to Ali, Owen, Holly, Sydney, Travis and AJ (Alexandra Joan).
Joan was an extraordinary person. Loved by all who knew her, friends for a lifetime or new acquaintances from just last week. She had an authenticity about her which was perceived immediately by all. Joan endured many challenges including some major health issues with a couple of her children, and later on in life struggles with her own health. She dealt with all of these with a peaceful almost superhuman inner strength coupled with a deep and abiding pragmatism. She was unwavering in her support of all of her children, even as she almost certainly had reservations from time to time about what path they had embarked upon. In the end, they all turned out fine and that is a testament to her intellect, integrity and grace in the way they were reared. She will be missed by all.
There will be a celebration of Joan's life held at Tom and Jennifer's house at 26 Butternut St., Toronto, ON M4K 1T7 on Saturday, October 5th from 1-4 p.m. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Dying With Dignity Canada in Joan's honour.
AUDREY WINIFRED DOUGLAS (Mills)
Beloved wife, mother, grandmother-died peacefully at home, surrounded by family on July 18, 2019.
Audrey was born in Portsmouth, England in 1935.
She lived in Bath until she went to University of Oxford where she received her B.A.
Audrey came to Canada in 1957 and earned her M.A. at Queen's University, and subsequently her PHD (Medieval Studies) in 1972 at the University of Toronto.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Patrick; children, Stephen (Valerie), Daniel (Caroline), Krystyne (Deji), and Isabel (Matthew); twelve grandchildren, Vivien, Hannah, Gareth (EndicottDouglas); Naomi, Nadia, James, Sophia, Sami (Douglas-Najem); Isaac (Akinniyi); Aaron, Reuben, Benjamin (Abogado); and sister-in-law, Dr. Mary Douglas. She is loved and fondly remembered also by extended family and many friends throughout the world.
Audrey was the editor of the University of Toronto Records of Early English Drama project (REED) volume for Cumberland and Westmorland and contributed extensively to the Salisbury volume. She was a determined civic activist and busy editor and writer.
Audrey's multifaceted gifts and talents were widely appreciated and her wit and laughter endeared her to all.
She recently completed two volumes of her family history.
Profound thanks to Dr. Chase Everett McMurren and Audrey's many loving caregivers and friends and family who were so special to her over the past two years.
A celebration of Audrey's life will take place at McClure Hall, Bloor Street United Church in Toronto on September 3 at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be made to Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), or Bathurst United Church.
ANNA GWENDOLYN GRAY (née Johnston)
October 27, 1922 - July 17, 2019 Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in her 96th year. Beloved wife of John Alastair Gray (1987), she will be greatly missed by her daughter Heather, son Robin and daughter-in-law Judith (née Quigg). "Gwennie" will be fondly remembered by her granddaughter Gillian (Remil Colozo) and baby son, Makaio and by her grandson Geoffrey (Thanh Tran). Sincere thanks to Lolita, Lilibeth and Maya for their wonderful care of Gwen in her final years. The family also wishes to thank Four Elms Retirement Residence for their support.
A private family service will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles Newbigging Chapel on Wednesday, July 24th.
Interment will take place at St.
Peters Cemetery, Port Talbot.
In memory of Gwen, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 2300 Yonge St., Suite 1300, Toronto, ON M4P 1E4 or http://www.heartandstroke.ca.
Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymiles.com.
MARGARET HOPE KENNEDY
March 29, 1931 July 21, 2019 On a beautiful sunny Sunday morning in Toronto, Margaret peacefully passed away at age of 88, following a brief illness. She was the beloved daughter of the late Marion Maude (née Paul) Kennedy and George Mackay Kennedy. Dear niece of the late Jeanette Donald Paul and James Campbell Kennedy. Margaret loved her church, along with her many luncheon groups, friends, plus adopted families. High Tea was Margaret's highlight of the day shared with friends. She had a great sense of humour with a zest for life.
A huge thank you is sent to her care team from Easy Access Health Care Services, including Lourdes, Catherine, Apol, Benecia, Jezabelle, Julie, Jinky, Emily and Vicky. She will be missed by many.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, July 25th in Glenview Presbyterian Church, 1 Glenview Avenue, Toronto at 11:00 a.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Glenview Presbyterian Church or your favourite charity. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymiles.com.
Burton Lancaster, aged 83, died on July 16, 2019 from complications of Alzheimer's.
Born in England, Burton worked in the theatre for over fifty years as a Producer, Artistic Director and Administrator.
Originally coming to Canada to work at Expo '67, Burton had ten years of experience in the British theatre. In 1968, he became Theatre Director of the Confederation Centre, PEI.
In 1971, Burton founded Magnus Theatre, Thunder Bay. Upon leaving Magnus Theatre in 1977, Burton worked with theatres across Canada as Artistic Director including the Lakeshore Summer Festival, Showboat Festival and Theatre One.
Burton Lancaster was a member of Equity (Canada/ UK/ US) and ACTRA.
He was predeceased by his sister, Brenda and his parents, Frederick Bert and Florence.
He will be sadly missed by his wife Sylvia, his daughters, Rebecca (Terry Leahey) and Abigail (Pablo Guzman), and their mother, Christine. Proud grandfather of Veronika, Elizabeth, Lieska, Gus, Rachel and Shai.
Donations in his name can be made to the Performing Arts Lodge of Toronto or to the Actor's Fund of Canada.
B: February 20, 1936 (Vaiste, Estonia) D: July 17, 2019 (Toronto, Canada) Our beloved Mother and Grandmother, Linda Pint, passed away peacefully in her 84th year.
Linda was predeceased by her loving husband of 55 years, Andres; her parents, Karl and Aliide Kriisa; and her older brother, Paul. Linda was a loving mother to her two children, Monika Valvur (Ken Valvur), and Paul Pint (Karen Maddison).
Linda's four grandsons, Stefan and Markus Valvur, and Charlie and Matthew Pint will dearly miss their Mamma Linda and Aama.
She will live in our memories and hearts forever.
A service will be held at St.
Peters E. E. L. Church, 817 Mount Pleasant Road on Thursday, July 25th at 11 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymiles.com.
SYLVIA SCHNEIDER (née Hershorn)
In Montreal, on Friday, July 19, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Harold Schneider. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Susan and the late Gord Laing, Lynda Schneider Granatstein, Jayne and Ronny Lisak. Grandmother of Jennifer Finestone and Richard Marceau, Daniel Finestone, Tamara Granatstein and Eli Batalion, Gabriel and Lauren Granatstein, Rebecca Granatstein and Chris Moody, Warren Lisak and Trina Meades, Zachary Lisak and Amanda Saxe. Greatgrandmother of Charlotte, Stella and Jonah. Sister and sister-in-law of Selma and the late Gordon Edelstone, the late Robert Hershorn; and sister-in-law of Francine Hershorn, the late Jack and the late Diana Schneider, the late Sylvia Spires.
Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., Montreal, on Tuesday, July 23 at 3:00 p.m.
Burial at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, 1250 ch. de la Forêt, Montreal.
Shiva at her daughter Jayne's home. Contributions in Sylvia's memory may be made for Oncology Research c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251, or c/o the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation, (514) 934-4846.
DAVID L. TORREY
1931 - 2019
He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and my Sunday rest - W.H. Auden David Torrey died peacefully on July 16, 2019 in the Montreal General Hospital surrounded by his family.
David was the loving father of Heather, John (Tanya), Bruce (JoAnn), David (Kerri), grandfather of Kate Murphy (Tony), Celia, Owen, Julia and Reid, and greatgrandfather to Quinn and Bridget.
He was predeceased by his sister Barbara, brother and best friend Bill, mother of his children Maggie and his beloved daughter Diana. He is survived by his younger sister Jane.
Born in Ottawa in 1931, to New England transplants Arthur S.
Torrey and Josephine Torrey (née Leonard), the family moved to Montreal and David grew up a stone's throw from the old Forum.
His siblings formed a merry band of brothers and sisters. His education took him from Roslyn School to Vermont Academy to St. Lawrence University to the University of Western Ontario.
This most unpedantic of teachers remained a lifelong student.
David had an outstanding career as an investment banker at Pitfield McKay Ross, Dominion Securities and RBC Dominion Securities.
The hallmarks of his career were trusted advice and longstanding relationships.
Always exceptionally generous with his time and resources, he took particular pride in his decades long relationships with the MS Society of Canada and St. Lawrence University. David was one whose acts of kindness, large and small, went unnamed.
Helping others and giving back were natural reflexes that he exercised his entire life.
Discreet, elegant, charming and successful, what defined him most was his dedication to his family, the true center of his life.
He was the most dedicated son, brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather and uncle. To all that knew him he was engaged, loyal and caring. David was a man of great intellect and curiosity. About the past. About your present and future. Nothing gave him more pleasure than to sit around a dinner table with family and friends.
The family's much loved childhood home. Poole, Jeroy and Tar Islands. Angler. Lake Champlain. His bespoke but well-worn running attire. His newspapers. His cribbage board.
His eyeglasses. He was a man of constants. And he was a constant.
At hockey arenas, school plays, concerts, graduations, piano recitals and ballet performances.
No distance was too far for any event involving family.
David was a pumper of tires. Over the decades, he repaired more than his fair share of flats. He counted himself lucky. We count our blessings.
If the spirit moves you, a donation in his name can be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.
David's family would like to thank the capable and caring staff at the MGH, caregivers Jilma, Chris, Sushmita, Marrie May and his long-term doctors/friends Dr. Michael Churchill-Smith and Dr. Colin Chalk.
A celebration of his long and full life will be held in the early Fall.
GERTRUDE RACHEL WISEMAN (Trudy)
January 21, 1945 July 21, 2019
After a courageous battle with cancer, died peacefully with family by her side. Survived by her husband, Sheldon; her children, Sondra, Bradley (Karen) and Jonathan (Vicki) and Bubbie to Ari, Emma, Louis, Ryan, and Saul.
Friends are invited to the Jewish Memorial Chapel, 1771 Cuba Avenue, on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 11am, burial to immediately follow at the Jewish Memorial Gardens, 2692 Bank Street.
Shiva will take place at 17 Lacewood Court, Ottawa on Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
and on Friday from 2-4 p.m.
Davening services to be held on Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m.
Donations in Trudy's memory to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation Cancer Research would be appreciated.
Peacefully, with his family by his side, on Friday, July 19, 2019, at Credit Valley Hospital, at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Mary Lynn for almost 52 years. Loving father of Stephen (Darlene) and Marianne Theo (Karl). Devoted grandfather of Stephanie, Melissa, Abby, Owen, Karli, Sailor, Poppy and Jack. Paul was the dear brother-in-law of Hugh, Anne, Paul, Esther, Ellen, Ian, Martha and their families.
Hard working and multi-talented, Paul was a Chartered Accountant and had a proud history of working within Toronto's film industry. He had a philanthropic nature and was a dedicated executive of the Variety Club charity and the Canadian Motion Picture Pioneers. Paul's passions were his family, his bountiful garden, hunting, fishing, and cottage life. He participated in and enjoyed a wide variety of sports throughout his life.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane Subway, on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 11 a.m.
For those who wish, donations may be made to Trillium Health Partners - The Carlo Fidani Regional Cancer Centre. Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca.