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Monday, April 16, 2018 – Page B19


On Friday, April 13, 2018 ,at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Alfred Altman. Loving mother and mother-in-law of David, and Jacque Altman and David Smith.

Dear sister and sister-in-law of Patricia and Isaac Silberman, and Marilyn and the late Izzy Light.

Devoted grandmother of Aaron, and Colin and Daniela. Devoted great-grandmother of Tabitha, and Cordelia. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.

Interment in the Habonim section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery.

Shiva at 37 Burton Road, Toronto.

Memorial donations may be made to The Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care 416-586-4800.

SIR WILLIAM GREGORY DE MARCHI K.C.E.O.H.S., M.D., CCFP, PhD Physiology, MA Theology It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Greg on April 12, 2018. Born August 17, 1944 in Galt, Ontario, the only child of the late Armand John De Marchi and the late Elizabeth Theresa De Marchi (née Crompton).

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Dr. Marianne Duemler; and his five children, Dr. Joshua Armand De Marchi (Dr. Sinead Maguire), Rachel Elizabeth De Marchi (Gary Watterson), Paige Simone De Marchi (David Shebib), Naomi Clare De Marchi and Sydney Lise De Marchi.

As a young adult, he became a Trappist monk at the Abbey of Gennesee, New York. His later travels took him to Oxford, England where he was granted his doctorate, and then to University of Toronto and McMaster University, where he received his medical education. He practised community family medicine at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto prior to becoming chief medical advisor to the Ontario provincial Ministry of Children and Youth Services. After his retirement he received his Masters in Theology from Regis College and was ordained a deacon in the Roman Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Toronto.

Throughout his life's journey, he travelled and lectured extensively. He has authored many publications in various fields of endeavor. While in Japan he earned his sixth degree black belt in Jiu-jitsu.

He had many other passions in life including language, art and restoration, and has mentored many young lives.

His love for people and learning has instilled great values in his children and one hopes his legacy will continue to touch many lives.

The funeral Mass will be held at St. Andrew's Church, 47 Reynolds St., Oakville on April 19th at 11 a.m. Visitation is at Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville on April 18th from 3-8 p.m. Those wishing to commemorate Greg's life may do so by making a donation to a charity of their choosing.

Interment will be private and for immediate family only.

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HEDY EDELSTEIN (née Wintrobe) 1944 - 2018

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Hedy Wintrobe Edelstein on Friday, April 13, 2018, in Montreal. Born in Edmonton, Alberta. Wife of the late Hymie Edelstein.

Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., Montreal, on Tuesday, April 17 at 12:00 noon. Burial at the Dorshei Emet Reconstructionist Congregation Section, Eternal Gardens Cemetery, Beaconsfield.

"Memory believes before knowing remembers."


On April 13, 2018 in Toronto age 93, formerly of Winnipeg.

Beloved husband of the late Sharna Karlinsky. Loving father and father-in-law of Janice Karlinsky and Jon Ennis, Audrey Karlinsky and Richard Anderson, Cheryl Karlinsky and Alan Levy.

Dear brother and brother-in-law of Leah and Tzvi Trefler, Minnie and the late Willy Karlinsky, and the late Chaim and Eva Karlinsky.

Devoted Zaida of Joshua, Miriam and Naomi Ennis, Rachel and Kyle Harris, and Valerie Anderson.

Great-Zaida to Benjamin. Heartfelt thanks to his longtime devoted caregiver Bibi Bacchus and the staff at Wellesley Central Nursing Home. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.

Interment in the Holy Blossom section of Pardes Shalom cemetery. Shiva at 8 Conrad Avenue, Toronto. Donations may be made to The Rekai Centre, 416-964-1599 or

PHYLLIS KITAI April 15, 2018

Daughter of Israel and Sarah Davidson; mother of Carol (Peter Rosenthal) and Ian (Georgina Wilcock); grandmother of Daniel, Esther, Sarah, and David.

Predeceased in 1963 by her beloved husband, Dave Kitai.

Widowed early with no income and two young children, she completed her teaching qualification, and then went on to teach high school history and raise her children with determination, selflessness and great courage. A dedicated teacher for twenty years in Johannesburg, she is still remembered by many students with admiration. She actively fostered critical thinking when it was officially discouraged. As an avid learner, she returned to university after her retirement to complete a further education in the emerging field of gifted education, and embarked on a second career as a consultant. She had an amazing work ethic and always strove for near perfection, however small the task. She was invariably honest, smart and brave. She will always be an inspiration to her children and grandchildren, who stand proudly on the firm ground that has been prepared by years of her grit, values and love.

Thank you to her devoted caregivers Marites, Mercedita, and Tiblez and to Dr. Katja Heineck.

Funeral will be held at Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Avenue West, Thornhill, at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17.

Interment at Beth Tzedek Memorial Park, 5822 Bathurst Street. Shiva will be held at 70 Barrydale Crescent, Toronto after burial with services at 8 p.m. and at 367 Palmerston Blvd, Toronto on Wednesday, April 18 at 8 p.m. with visitations from 6 p.m.

Donations to a charity of your choice.

HELEN JEAN LONG (nee Crowther)

Surrounded by her family, Jean died on April 13, 2018, at the age of 80. She was born in Toronto, attended Havergal College and graduated from Victoria College at University of Toronto. A lifelong Torontonian, proud and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Jean was married for 58 years to Stephen Long; mother to Mary Eleanor, Stephanie (Greg), and Alex (Neel); and grandmother to Hannah and Thomas. Her sister, Mary Thompson predeceased her.

Whether through cross-Canada camping adventures, visiting her children in far-flung places, global travel with Stephen and friends, or spending time at her beloved schoolhouse, Jean's caring, loving and adventurous spirit was always in evidence. She was a keen sportswoman and was at various times a champion runner, swim team captain, badminton and tennis player, jazz dancer, and more recently, aquafit aficionado.

Her strong Christian values and urge to help others led to a life of volunteerism - Brownies and Girl Guides, Delisle Youth Services, Churches-on-the-Hill food bank and especially with her church family, at Calvin Presbyterian Church. Later in life, she enjoyed a second career teaching adult high school to new Canadians.

Her retirement party was a large gathering, attended by many students who had been touched by her passion, hard work and dedication. But Jean's family was always her biggest source of pride and joy.

The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20th. A funeral service will be held in Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Avenue on Saturday, April 21st, at 2:00 p.m. If desired, contributions in Helen's memory may be made to the Churcheson-the-Hill Foodbank ( Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through

LINDA RANKIN 1946 - 2018

In hospital in Ottawa, Ontario on April 3, 2018.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Linda Rankin, on April 3. Linda was born in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan on June 16, 1946 and predeceased by her parents, Cliff and Isabel (née Deacon) Rankin. She graduated from the University of Regina and headed to Toronto and ultimately Ottawa. Although she lived in the nation's capital for more than 40 years, Linda always described herself as 'just a prairie girl.' Linda will be forever loved and missed by her adoring husband of 23 years, Guy Houdin; and the Houdin family in France; especially sons, Jon and Alex; by her three cherished brothers and the wives she considered sisters, Stuart Rankin and Johanne L'Heureux (London), Wayne Rankin and Terry Rutherford (Sarnia), and Doug and Coleen Rankin (Regina); her generous cousin, Cathy Deacon; her treasured nieces and nephews and their families, Adam, Amy, Benjamin, Carter-Ethan, Jennifer, Megan, and Steven; and by the numerous, thankful friends from all walks of her life.

Those who crossed her path were drawn to Linda's warmth, adventurous spirit, grace, empathy, determination, and to her positive outlook on life; these traits served her, and those around her, well as she dealt during the last three decades with multiple health issues. The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and other medical staff who provided Linda with such excellent care and support over the years, most recently those at the Ottawa Heart Institute, Alive to Strive Kidney Fitness Project, and ICU unit at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a date to be determined.

Those wishing to honour Linda are asked to register for organ donation and consider a gift to,,, or your local SPCA.


A Celebration of Life for Albert Bowron will take place on Saturday, May 12 from 2-5 p.m. Snacks, drink and jazz.

Remarks at 3:30 p.m. All who knew him are welcome.

Please email for location details.

PETER BOWMAN STUART BA, LLB, QC February 21, 1925 - April 12, 2018

Surrounded by his loving family, Peter Bowman Stuart surrendered his spirit peacefully to the care of his Lord on Thursday, April 12, at the age of ninety-three.

Peter was born and raised in Toronto. During his senior years in high school, Peter served in the Artillery Regiment Reserve.

Following graduation he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve, serving until his honourable discharge in October 1945. After his service, Peter studied at Trinity College, University of Toronto, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1948.

Peter then studied law at Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Bar in June 1950.

Having married Mary Louise Stuart (nee Yetton) in 1949, Peter and his wife moved to Gravenhurst, Ontario, where he began to practise law. In addition to his own law practice, Peter was appointed Area Director for Muskoka at the inception of the Ontario Legal Aid Plan in 1967.

He held this position until 2010, for which he has the distinction of being the longest serving Area Director in the history of Legal Aid in Ontario.

Among his other honours, Peter was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1965. In 1994, he was presented with the Award for Distinguished Service by the Canadian Bar Association-Ontario. He was also made a life member of the Law Society of Upper Canada on the occasion of his fifty years of membership in the Society.

Peter was also involved in the life of his community through service to organizations including ARC Industries, the Muskoka Foundation for the Arts, the Muskoka Law Association, the RMS Segwun Museum, of which he was the Founding Chair, and St. James Anglican Church.

Peter and Mary were also busy and joyous parents of three children, and Peter remained a loving and considerate father and grandfather.

One of nature's gentlemen, Peter will be remembered with particular love and fondness by his daughter, Anne Louise Stuart; his daughter, Elizabeth Catherine Elissa; his son, Charles Anthony Stuart (Christine Louise Purdon); and by his grandchildren, Alexandre Julien Merk, Dylan Stuart Cunningham, Mary Louise Stuart, and William Eric Stuart.

Peter will also be remembered with great affection by Chuck Cunningham, Mary Leger, and his many friends, colleagues, and caregivers. Peter was predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary, in 1997.

There will be a visitation at Cavill-Turner Funeral Home in Gravenhurst on Monday, April 16, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:009:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. James Anglican Church on Tuesday, April 17, at 1:00 p.m. Following the service, there will be a reception at the Muskoka Steamships and Discovery Centre.

Donations in memory of Peter may be directed towards the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge or St. James Anglican Church in Gravenhurst.

Condolences may be offered at

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