Monday, June 25, 2018
CAROLE JOAN SEDWICK COLLINS
Died quietly at her home in Mader's Cove, Nova Scotia, on June 22, 2018, overlooking her garden and Mahone Bay while surrounded by her family.
Carole leaves John, her husband of 62 years; and their children, John Bruce (Carol Payne) of Ottawa, Blayne (Dan Keeler) of Lambton Shores, Ontario and Anne Collins of Dwight, Ontario; grandchildren, Alexis Paton (Steven Robinson) (Rugby, UK), Hannah Paton (Halifax, NS), Meg Collins and Alice Payne of Ottawa; and great-granddaughter, Antonia Paton Robinson (Rugby, UK). She also leaves her sister, Linda (Bill) Dunn (Ottawa); sisters-inlaw, Janet Aiken (Lambton Shores, Ontario) and Earlaine Collins (Toronto); and five nieces and nephews.
Carole was born in Toronto, Ontario February 5, 1936, to Ada and Bruce West, a journalist with the Globe and Mail. Growing up in Toronto, Ottawa, Washington, DC, and Port Credit she learned to be creative and independent.
Carole met her future husband, John at the University of Western Ontario, while playing bridge. They have been playing bridge and creating a rich life together ever since. During the long haul of medical school, residency and fellowships, Carole worked and cared for the family in London, Ontario, Hindhead, England, Edinburgh, Scotland and Finchley, England. She then supported John's academic career back in London, Ontario, then Halifax, Nova Scotia, and finally Hamilton, Ontario. She had an eye for possibilities which included restoring four Victorian houses into comfortable and welcoming homes and gardens.
Carole could organize a great party and hosted many memorable ones. She was a fantastic cook and her family Christmas gatherings were legendary. But Carole set herself greater challenges. While in London, she was a founder of Patchworks, a St. Marys, Ontario store specializing in Mennonite quilts, which also sponsored the Great Canadian Quilting Contest in the 1970s. In Halifax, Carole was founding editor and publisher of a breakthrough magazine, Canadian Antiques and Art Review. In the 1980s, Carole and Blayne ran A Touch of Country in Mississauga an antiques and home accessories store.
During their years in Halifax, Carole and John discovered Mahone Bay.
Carole bought property in Mader's Cove and ultimately built a house there from posts, beams, floors and walls salvaged from old Cape houses. They retired to Mader's Cove in 1998. Retirement was active: in 1999, they spent six months in Geneva and in 2001 they spent six months in Brussels. The following years in Nova Scotia were as full as ever, entertaining, volunteering for local events like the Mahone Bay Christmas House Tour and, of course, playing bridge. She spent many happy hours in her garden which spills down the hill from their house in a beautiful, natural display providing habitat for birds and generous cuttings of wild and cultivated flowers. She loved nature.
A strong, independent and intelligent woman, Carole did not take any guff from anyone, including bank managers and bridge gurus such as Oswald Jacoby. Carole was sharp and had a strong practical streak. She could sum up a situation or deliver some sound advice in a few incisive words. Carole had a great laugh and a kind heart. Though not outwardly sentimental, she held her sentiments deeply. Carole was naturally elegant and never complained.
Whatever the problem she either fixed it or coped with it. Her last few months were difficult, but she was the director of her life up to the end.
Once she had taught us all she could, she left on her own terms.
Carole will hold her last party for friends and relatives at a later date. If you wish to make a memorial donation, please consider the Mahone Bay Centre or the Mahone Bay Food Bank, both at PO Box 489, 45 School Street, Mahone Bay NS B0J 2E0.
June 9, 1941 - June 22, 2018
"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Luciano (Lou) Pupolin. Lou died at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, surrounded by loving family members after a heroic fight with illness. There are no words to express how greatly he will be missed.
Lou was born in the small city of Latisana in northern Italy to parents, Maria and Domenico Pupolin. He excelled in school and began a lifelong passion for reading, desiring and knowing that he could create an exciting and prosperous life for himself and others. It was such that at the youthful age of fourteen, he immigrated to Canada with nothing, carrying only the legacy of his grandfather, Santin, who wished him well with all his heart: "I cannot give you anything except a good name." Lou proudly took on that name and the responsibility to uphold his family's values throughout his whole life.
Lou never backed away from a challenge and it became clear to all whose lives he touched that he was not afraid of hard work, loyalty and dedication. With heaps of fiery, passionate spirit and an uncanny ability to see the humour in life thrown into the mix, Lou's life in Canada reached extraordinary heights. Founding his own mechanical company from the ground up, he was able to leave a giant's footprint upon the construction industry. Lou's work, creations and influence can be found in countless projects across all of Toronto, Ontario, the country and beyond.
Lou has left a firm imprint upon the hearts not just of his family and friends, but of anyone who worked alongside him and knew him. As an outstanding contributor to society, he conducted much of his business on the good faith of a handshake, with a strong business sense and an ability to inspire others to hold to the highest standards and succeed. As a role model and a mentor with a unique perspective and zest for life, people who entered his circle would find themselves voluntarily venturing to the office on Saturday mornings, just to hear his stories. Yet, over and above being a businessman, Lou was first and foremost a family man and a beautiful human being, offering feisty, boisterous and vibrant life teachings and constant celebration to those he loved. Lou's energy was the type that changes the world - and change the world he did.
Lou's family would like to extend their sincere thanks to all at St. Michael's Hospital who fought their hardest for the lively spirit that was in their care.
For all who wish to pay their respects to Lou, a visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 26th from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at the DeMarco Funeral Home (8003 Weston Road, Woodbridge, ON L4L 1A6). Visitation will continue on Wednesday, June 27th at 10:00 a.m., followed by Mass at 11:00 a.m., both also at the DeMarco Funeral Home. Interment will take place at 12:00 p.m.
on Wednesday, June 27th at the Beechwood Cemetery (7241 Jane Street, Concord, ON L4K 1A7).
Lou's fire will always burn bright in our hearts and minds. May he forever rest in peace.
1923 - 2018
Nan Louise Sperry Chapin, 95, of Atlantic Beach, passed peacefully away on Monday, June 18, 2018.
She was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on February 16, 1923, to Donald and Nancy Sperry.
Nan graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, Summa Cum Laude, 1944. She was married to B.R. Chapin on April 4, 1945.
Nan started her family in Wichita, Kansas, moving to Toronto, Ontario in 1956, where she raised her family and opened her business. Nan opened a book store, The Book Mark, in Toronto, Ontario in 1966. It became the oldest independent book shop in Toronto, operating for over 30 years under her guidance.
In 1991 she moved to Atlantic Beach, Florida where she shared her kindness and grace with the community. Following her stroke in 2015, she was well cared for by Fleet Landing and her special caregiver, Rosie Tallent.
Nan always sought knowledge through reading and study, living her strong faith and traveling extensively around the world.
She was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother (GG).
She was predeceased by her husband, B.R. Chapin and sister, Sue Whiteway. She is survived by sisters, Barbara St. John and Donna Borgstrom. She is survived by five children, Nancy Kurz of New Fairfield, Connecticut (Gary Kurz), Ross Chapin of St. Mary's, Ontario (Cathy Chapin), Donald Chapin of Hilliard, Ohio (Joy Chapin), Barbara Galloway of Atlantic Beach, Florida (Charles Galloway) and Betty Chapin of North Vancouver, British Columbia. She is survived by 15 grandchildren, 30 greatgrandchildren and 6 great-greatgrandchildren. She was a beauty in life and a beauty in death and will be deeply missed by family and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Nan this fall at Fleet Landing. Arrangements are under the direction of Hardage - Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach.
Peacefully at home on Thursday, June 21, 2018. Maureen (nee Coveart), dearly loved wife of Dr., Lt. Col., Walter M. Godsoe for 55 years. Cherished mother of Heather Benedetti (Sergio), Wendy Chapman (Julian), Michael (Lynn Scott) and Melissa (Joe Grant). Adored Gram of Sarah, David, Christopher, Jacob, Amelia, Nicholas, Ryan, Matthew, Robert, Maiden, Alastair, Macabe, Brooklyn, Crosby and Jasper. Dear sister of Paul and Lorraine and predeceased by sisters, Marylou and Valerie.
Visitation will be Monday, June 25, 2018 from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m.
at the McDougall & Brown Funeral Home, 2900 Kingston Rd. (east of St. Clair), 416-267-4656. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John's Roman Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Rd. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at St. John's Norway Cemetery, 256 Kingston Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Maureen's name to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
"She loved us more than yesterday, less than tomorrow."
Online condolences may be made at http://www.mcdbrownscarb.ca.
DORALEA EDITH ROSENBERG
Passed away peacefully on June 23, 2018 in Toronto at the age of 81. Born in Toronto, January 26, 1937, daughter of the late Harry and Annie Rosenberg. Loving sister of Stan, and the late Paul, Rosalind, and Alvin, sister-in-law of Doris, Irene, and the late Isaiah.
Beloved and devoted aunt of Howard, Arlen, Martin, Anne, Arlen, Laurence, Galen, Sheree, Barry, and David. Much loved by her great-nieces and greatnephews. Will be greatly missed by her close, lifelong friends. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. Interment in the Community section of Pardes Chaim Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Parkinson Canada 416-227-9700.
MOLLY TYRRELL (nee Chester)
September 2, 1931 June 24, 2018 Molly died Sunday, June 24 at the Brant Centre in Burlington, Ontario after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Survived by her husband of sixty years, James (Jim); daughter, Janice Stonelake (David); daughter, Laura (Ian Beverley); and her cherished grandchildren, Alex Stonelake, Erin Stonelake, Megan Beverley and Jamie Beverley. Predeceased by her son, Jamie (Paula Jenkins).
Molly was born in London, England and came to Toronto in 1957. She and Jim made their home in Toronto and later in Burlington where she made lifelong friends in the Newcomer's Club.
Molly was a loving, kind wife and mother and put her family above all else. She loved bridge, books, theatre, and animals and always had a joke to tell. Her tolerance and compassion for others and her optimistic outlook will live on as an inspiration to all of us.
The family would like to express their gratitude for the exemplary care that Molly received at the Brant Centre, particularly from the personal support workers and nursing staff of Spencer Creek. Thank you as well to Dr. Chris Ragonetti and Dr. Jocelyn Anderson.
Private funeral for family. If desired a contribution may be made in Molly's name to a charity of your choice.
GLADYS JOYCE YORKE (nee Hanlon)
July 22, 1929 - June 21, 2018 Born to humble beginnings on Compton Ave. in depression era Halifax. She truly lived life to its fullest and grew rich in friendships, respect and in the love of her numerous community relationships.
Surrounded by loving family and friends, our mother and nana passed away suddenly but very peacefully on a beautiful first day of summer in the heart of a city she loved - Toronto. At her bedside we all had on a dash of purple to match her lovely new scarf (her favourite colour) and all shared a splash of Captain Morgan's Rum (she was a true east coaster!) and said our last goodbyes.
Many thanks to Dr. Lior Bibas, Joe and the full ICU team on the 4th floor at St. Michael's Hospital for your care, professionalism and compassion during this difficult time for our family.
Predeceased by husband, Howard Kirkpatrick Yorke; survived by Michael (Pat), Douglas (Lynn), and Paul (Darlene); grandchildren, Sierra, Tara, Christopher, Daniel, and David.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation as Gladys was a breast cancer survivor for many years.
Family will receive friends for visitation at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. on Tuesday, June 26 from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m.
The funeral service will be held at St. Barnabas Church, 10 Washburn Way on Wednesday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m.
CARROL ANN PRESS
Always remembered, Love Evelyn