Wednesday, September 12, 2018
AUDREY IVY ANDERSON
Audrey passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018.
Audrey was a resident of Hazelton Retirement Residence and was predeceased by her beloved husband, Gordon; as well as her very loving parents, Norman and Anne Tarry. She is survived by her brother-in-law and his wife, Charles (Andy) and Grace; numerous nieces and nephews and a special longtime friend, Eileen Maxwell. She was also predeceased by her very special brothers and their wives, Len and Barb, Arnold and Margaret and Doug and Olga.
Audrey was born in Broadview, Saskatchewan and although she loved everything about Toronto, was always very proud of her Saskatchewan roots. She completed Business College in Saskatoon and was hired as a court reporter in the Wynyard Court House upon graduation.
While working in the court house she met and married Gordon, and when he was transferred to Toronto with CPR in 1953, Toronto became their new home.
Upon arrival in Toronto, Audrey worked for a temp agency and because of her legal background and excellent skills, was placed in many high profile legal offices.
Audrey enjoyed both the variety and flexibility of the temporary environment and eventually was asked to join the placement firm.
When a temporary court reporter position in the Ontario Legislature came available, Audrey accepted the assignment herself and after a short time, her position was made permanent. Audrey thoroughly enjoyed her career as well as the people she worked with and retired as Supervisor of the Hansard Department in the Ontario Legislature after 20 years of service.
Audrey was passionate about travel, whether with her husband Gordon or her friend Eileen. She enjoyed many great memories of their trips to Europe, Greece, Spain, Mexico, England; the list goes on and on. Audrey was a beautiful woman who loved life, loved to sing and laugh, loved her family and her friends and has left all of us with some wonderful memories.
Thank you to the staff and residents at Hazelton Retirement Residence and the team from Optimum Care for their friendship and kindness. Special, heartfelt thanks to Marina Dalioan for all the love and gentle care you so generously provided Audrey.
A memorial service will be held in the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) on Saturday, September 15th at 2:30 p.m. followed by a reception in the Leaside Room. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations made to a favourite charity of one's choice would be appreciated. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
DAVID JAMES CHRISTIE
January 27, 1940 September 7, 2018
David died peacefully with his family by his side. Loving husband for 51 years of Valerie (Quinlan).
David was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, immigrating to Montreal, Quebec to study at McGill University in 1959.
David moved with his wife and children to Toronto in 1973 to pursue his career in the financial services industry. His career began in Montreal in 1964 with A.E. Aames & Company. After moving to Toronto in 1973, A.E.
Ames & Company went through several acquisitions and mergers eventually becoming Royal Bank Dominion Securities. David made a final switch in 1991 and finished his career at Royal Bank Investment Management in a role with the Latin American department.
David and Valerie's philanthropy benefitted many organizations in Toronto, particularly in education, healthcare and the arts.
David is predeceased by his parents, Christina (McHardy) and James Christie and his sister, Heather Scates (James).
Left to mourn are his younger sister, Elizabeth Martin (Donald); daughter, Susan Christie; son, Bruce Christie (Tara); and daughter, Carol Culp (Graham); as well as grandchildren, Audrey and Kenji Kamachi, Aidan Culp and Isabel, Gwendolyn and Edward Christie. His many nephews and nieces and their children also remember David.
Visitation will begin on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 10 a.m.
at Mt. Pleasant Funeral Centre, with celebration of life service beginning at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pathways To Education.
PATRICIA JEAN CLARKE (née Clary)
Born December 5, 1923, in San Francisco, died August 24, 2018, in Toronto. She was dearly loved and is mourned by her family: Hugh Clarke and Christine Gosselin of Montreal, Donald Clarke and Jingjing Jin of Washington, DC, Catherine Clarke of Toronto, Christine Clarke of New York, and Xiaoyang Clarke of New York.
Pat earned her B.A. from Stanford University in 1944, majoring in journalism and serving on the Stanford Daily. After graduation, she worked the Hollywood beat for the United Press, living across the street from Mitzi Gaynor, taking her first airplane ride with Dick Powell, and attending one of Elizabeth Taylor's weddings.
When she married Don Clarke (d. 2004), a handsome young Canadian navy veteran getting his doctorate at CalTech, the event garnered a mention in Walter Winchell's column.
After moving to Toronto, where Don had obtained a position as professor at the University of Toronto, Pat began working at the United Church Observer in 1965 as the Women's Editor, eventually serving as Associate Editor and then interim Editor/Publisher.
Pat retired from full-time work at the Observer in 1980, and in the mid-1990s began editing the Letters section. There, she transformed the sometimes rambling missives that landed on her desk into succinct and sharply pointed contributions to issues of the day. This work, which she continued until just a month before her passing, won the Associated Church Press Award of Excellence in the Letters category in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2018.
Pat was engaged throughout her life with the world around her. Her travels both before and after retirement took her to five continents. Just in the last decade of her life, she visited places as diverse as China, Cambodia, the Galapagos (for the second time), and Iran, and went zip-lining in Costa Rica. She remained an avid reader and book club organizer and participant into the last month of her life.
Pat was a wise and generous mentor to junior colleagues, a resourceful and unflappable partner to those who worked with her, and a caring and openminded listener to her friends.
All will miss the spirit of practical open-mindedness that she brought to everything she did and her sharp sense of humour.
Friends are invited to a memorial service followed by a reception on Saturday, September 29, at 4 p.m., at Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. West, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Daily Bread Food Bank (dailybread.ca).
Passed away in Toronto on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the age of 92. Loving wife of the late Michael Lipa. Much loved mother of Timothy (Rhonda) and the late Christine. Proud grandmother of Malerie and Russell.
A service will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W.
Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) on Wednesday, September 12th at 4:30 p.m.
If desired, donations may be made to Community Living Toronto, 20 Spadina Avenue, Toronto M5R 2S7 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 55 St. Clair Avenue West, Suite 500, Toronto M4V 2Y7. Condolences may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
LAWRENCE LO PRESTI
Peacefully in Toronto on Thursday, September 6, 2018 in his 75th year. Loving and devoted son of Tony and Frances; husband to Kathy; father to Janine (John); brother to Nick (Gloria); brotherin-law to Marilyn (Peter); uncle to Anthony (Kate), Frances (Colin), Margery (Mike), Debbie (Jim) and Corinne; great-uncle to Nicole (Aaron), Michelle (Andrew), Kristin and Bryan, Cameron, Kieran and Kai, Mackenzie and Ryan, and Evelyn and Nicholas. He will be sadly missed by many cousins and friends.
Larry is most commonly described as honest and trustworthy, loyal to a fault, and the life of the party! Friends and family call him "Larry the Legend." During his last few days, Larry fought the good fight in Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre - and, in the end, he drifted away peacefully after saying he had "75 years of fun."
It is heartbreaking to lose him, but comforting that he did not suffer for long. His family wishes to thank Toronto Paramedics Rob and Chris, Dr. Steven Shadowitz, Dr. Alexei Savtchenko and all other doctors, nurses and staff at Sunnybrook for their remarkable care and kindness.
Larry was a true gentleman, a protector and provider, and extremely kind and generous. His happiness stemmed from working hard every day to give those he loved the best he could, without ever looking for recognition.
When his father passed away at a young age, Larry became the man of the household and devoted his life to looking after his mother for the next 42 years. He had a strong sense of community and faith, anchored by his deep roots in St. Anselm's Parish and Leaside, where he lived for most of his life. Larry had a successful career in the produce and horse racing business, and later as a restaurateur. While he called himself an amateur chef, he was in fact a culinary master. He never thought of himself as creative or artistic, but his cuisines were works of art. However, his talents did not stop in the kitchen. He was the ultimate prankster, with a contagious laugh enjoyed by his friends and family. As well, Larry was a Jack of all trades with extraordinary wisdom; his advice and counsel will be missed, but his legacy will carry on.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, September 14th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anselm Catholic Church, 1 MacNaughton Road at Millwood Road. Interment to follow in Mount Hope Cemetery followed by a reception in the Rosedale Room of the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations in Larry's memory may be made to the General Internal Medicine Division at Sunnybrook Hospital, c/o Dr. Steven Shadowitz,2075 Bayview Avenue, C-Wing, 4th floor, Room C4 10, Toronto M4N 3M5. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www.
Rest in peace, Larry the Legend.
You made the world a better place. Know that we love you and we will hold you in our heart always - and after our weekly family dinners, we will continue our dance party tradition to your favourite song, Blueberry Hill.
Though we're apart, you're part of us still, for you were our thrill of a lifetime.
PATRICIA FRANCES MINES (nee Lennon) March 4, 1942 September 10, 2018 Patricia, avid skier and golfer, fitness and travel enthusiast, passed away peacefully at Dorothy Ley Hospice after a 10 month battle with cancer that she endured with strength, humour, and above all, grace. Patricia and her loving husband Leonard recently celebrated 55 years of marriage. Len, along with Valerie (Dan Mansell) and Maureen (Mark Holman), Patricia's beloved daughters, and her cherished grandchildren, Cole and Cameron Bettam and Maeve Holman, will forever honour the memory of Patricia's unique blend of patience, industriousness and playfulness.
Patricia is survived by her siblings, James (Louise), John, and Colleen (Ed MacKay), and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Elizabeth and brother-in-law, Kenneth Mines (Marilyn). Patricia will be sadly missed by her family and her treasured friends in Montreal, Toronto, Naples, Florida and St.
George's and Imperial Golf Clubs.
The family wishes to thank Dr. J.Zive and the staff and volunteers of the Dorothy Ley Hospice.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W., (between Kipling and Islington Aves.) Etobicoke, on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. W., Etobicoke, on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 11 a.m.
For those who wish, memorial contributions to the Dorothy Ley Hospice would be appreciated (http://www.dlhospice.org).
On-line donations and condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca.
DENIS MATTHEW SCHAEFFER
Peacefully, with his family by his side, on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at the Dorothy Ley Hospice, at the age of 59. Beloved husband of Barbara for 34 wonderful years.
Cherished father of Nicole (Livey) and Matthew. Loving father-in-law of Andrew Livey. Son of the late Veronique and Matija Schaeffer.
Brother to Monica and the late Marc Schaeffer. He enjoyed every minute of his lifelong career as a chemical engineer. Denis will be remembered for his humour, generosity, joie de vivre, and enduring love for his family.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel at 4933 Dundas St. W., (between Kipling & Islington Aves.) Etobicoke on Thursday, from 2-4 and 7-9.
Funeral Mass will be held at St.
Clement Catholic Church, 409 Markland Dr., Etobicoke, on Friday, September 14, 2018, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Dorothy Ley Hospice.
Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca.
T.K. WARLEY (S andy)
T.K. (Sandy) Warley died peacefully in Guelph on September 10, 2018. He is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Anita Inge Gisela Warley (nee Kloetzke); his son, Stephan Carl Warley and wife, Krista Rahn; his daughter, Linda Ann Warley and husband, Alan Filewod; his grandchildren, Graham Warley and Ian Warley and wife, Kalouda Saginidou and their two children, Ethan and Liam.
A former professor in the Ontario Agricultural College, Sandy was also an active member of the University of Guelph Alumni Association, the MS Society, the Guelph Wellington Men's Club, and the Enabling Garden. He truly lived a life of the mind, reading, debating, and writing until the end. Together with his wife Anita he also made beautiful gardens.
Sandy lived with MS for forty years, and did so with dignity and fortitude. It was an infection that carried him off, but he died without pain and with family close by.