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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 – Page B21

TANIA BATTEN (nee Hurmuses) December 20, 1929 April 9, 2018

I've gone to see what's on the other side...


It is with deep sorrow that we have to announce the passing of Romeo De Gasperis on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 4:12 p.m. After a long and courageous journey over the past eighteen years, Romeo passed away peacefully surrounded by his caring family at Toronto General Hospital. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Marialisa of 25 years; his loving daughter, Natalie; and cherished sons, Justyn and Giordano. He is survived by his adoring parents, Angelo and Lorenza De Gasperis. He will be sadly missed by his brother, Tony and fiancé, Janet; his late brother, Frankie (the late Rosa); with niece, Laura (Mike); with great-nephew, Giuseppe; and nephew, Frankie Jr.; his twin sister, Julie; and brother-in-law, Claudio; with nieces, Jessica and Valerie; and nephews, Marco and Angelo; his sister, Nancy and brother-in-law, Peter; with niece, Nicole; his mother-in-law, Silvana (the late Giovanni); sister-in-law, Enza (Fabien); with nephew, Éli and niece, Léa; brother-inlaw, Giancarmen; (Daniella) with nephew, Gio; and niece, Ariella; his many aunts, uncles and cousins, and several very special friends.

Romeo leaves a legacy of profound kindness, generosity, a great admiration and unwavering devotion to his beautiful family, his parents and loving support to his extended family and simply anyone that he touched. Romeo will always be remembered in the community as an honourable man with such strength and determination in everything that he did and an incredible aptitude for business; all while holding true to his humble self and charismatic personality. He was a very special man and will always be remembered with great pride, true joy and most of all; loving and unforgettable memories. He now joins his beloved brother, Frankie.

Visitation will be held at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, 150 Saint Francis Ave. in Woodbridge on Thursday, April 19th from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St.

Clare of Assisi Parish on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 10 a.m. Private Entombment to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation in honour of Romeo De Gasperis would be appreciated by the family, please call 416-603-5300 or visit

God Bless and may Romeo De Gasperis Rest In Eternal Peace.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vescio Funeral Home Woodbridge Chapel, (8101 Weston Rd., 905-850-3332).


On Monday, April 16, 2018, at North York General Hospital.

Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Flom. Loving father and father-in-law of Gaye and the late Stan Newman, Randy and Nina Flom, Joye Labow, and Daniel Flom. Dear brother and brotherin-law of Gert and the late Sam Truster, Dorothy and Cyril Davis, Barbara and Norman Gilbert, Beatrice and the late David Flom, and the late Anne and Ben Langer, Albert and Sadie Flom, Bessie and Saul Glass, Lily and Mac Weltman, Art and Shirley Flom, Morris and Lila Flom, and Solly Flom. Devoted grandfather of Jessica Newman and Mark O'Brien, Mara and Robbie Schachter, Michael and Hailey Flom, Shainie and Jordan Blum, and Jake Labow; and greatgrandfather of Nate, Coby, Lily, Brooke, Zack, and Kayla. A graveside service will take place in the Anshei Poland Section of Roselawn Cemetery on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. Shiva 616 Avenue Road, #201. Memorial donations may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Canada 1-800-378-2233.


Peacefully, and with family by his side, at age 95, Andy passed away in the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre, Toronto on April 13, 2018.

Eldest son of Andrew and Chrissy Grierson, born in Winnipeg, he spent the majority of his life there until his move to Toronto five years ago to be closer to his three daughters and their families.

Predeceased by his sister, Agnes Grant (Alex); brother, Alex Grierson; and his first wife, Mary Stewart (Hepburn); with whom he had four children, Bob, (Shirley), Marilyn Rhind (Bob), Joanne Ackland (Geoff) and Nancy Occhipinti (Roberto).

He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by a large extended family including his brother, Charles and wife, Marjorie in Vancouver, along with many nieces and nephews, 11 grandchildren and 14 greatgrandchildren. Dad also had three step-children with second wife, Eleanor: Angela Lamboo, (Tom) Granddaughter Chantel Gerrits, (Trevor) Bill Prokop and Rick Prokop (Denise).

A Canadian Veteran, Andy served as an RCAF pilot in WWII and was a long time member of the Wartime Pilots Association. Andy's professional career was spent at Investors Group in Sales and as a Division Manager until his retirement. During his many years at Investors, he was a mentor to many Rookie salesmen which gave him an added sense of pride and accomplishment.

Over many years in Winnipeg, Andy was very active in the community. He was a long time member and past President of the Winnipeg Kiwanis Club, strong supporter of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Football Association, avid Curler at the Granite Club and member of the Shriners organization. As a young man he was a fine athlete excelling in gymnastics, track and field, hockey and swimming. He was also a frequent golfer at the Wildwood Club with many of his long time friends.

In his youth Andy spent many summers at the family cottage at Victoria Beach and then later with his own family. He had a passion to restore old cars and became very accomplished at it. But the one passion Andy enjoyed most was music. Self taught on the clarinet, he loved to listen and play the music of the Big Band era.

The family is so appreciative and would like to thank all the staff at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre for their compassionate care and support while he was there.

In keeping with Dad's wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be a celebration of his life for family and friends at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Sunnybrook Foundation Veterans Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5 or the charity of your choice.

BRUCE MCDOUGALL January 2, 1930 - April 15, 2018

Father to Janice (Gervais Goodman) of Millarville, Alberta, Craig (Lynn) of Toronto; and grandchildren, Kim, Blair, Erin and Grant McDougall. Predeceased in 2013 by his loving wife of 59 years, Beth McDougall; his daughter, Cynthia; siblings, Lorna (Ness), Wanda (Harris), Keith, and Joyce (Bill and Sue Amos); and niece, Susan Ness Anderson (Ross).

Bruce was a dear uncle to Judy Ness, Arlene Harris-Tanner, Greg, Ian, and Eric Amos, Rick, Bill and Diane Henwood (Plitz); and greatuncle to David Anderson, and Katherine and James Scrivener.

Born in Toronto, Bruce made lifelong friends and stayed close to his fellow Upper Canada College and University of Western Ontario classmates. He valued the friendly competition and support of his skeet shooting buddies at the Uxbridge Shooting Club, and was a longtime member of the Granite and Caledon Mountain Trout Clubs.

Bruce enjoyed a long and successful career with Shell Canada. Upon retirement from Shell he was Assistant VP of Administration at the University of Toronto. He spent many years volunteering his business and financial skills as a CA with the Access Centre, Meals on Wheels, Living and Learning in Retirement, and other charitable organizations.

He enjoyed his apartment at Living Life on the Avenue, and made several good friends, including his special companion Eleanor Siegel, with whom he enjoyed travel to the cottage, Alberta and Florida, and many family gatherings.

The family wishes to thank the staff at LLoA; Dr. Sibai's excellent team and the caring staff in the blood transfusion unit at Princess Margaret Hospital; staff and services of LHIN, including the stellar palliative team; staff at Sunnybrook and Toronto General Hospitals; his neighbours in Toronto and at the cottage; the many people behind the scenes who made things "happen;" and his caregivers Junite, Maxine and Osa for their kindness, humour, caring and compassion.

A reception in Bruce's memory will be held later this spring. If you are so moved, please donate to your favourite charity, or become a blood donor. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through


Dad was born January 31, 1924, and passed away peacefully on April 12, 2018, surrounded by his family. Loving husband of Nan McPhun for 68 years; and father to Catherine McPhun Beatty (Stuart Wason) and Lyndy McPhun (Anne Green). Adored Papa to Caitlin Beatty (Peter Stewart) and Daniel Beatty. Predeceased by his sister, Mary Elizabeth McPhun, 2011.

Following his training and serving with the RCAF, Dad began his career with Imperial Oil, and moved to the financial sector where he worked for Nesbitt Thomson as a greatly admired and respected stockbroker for over 40 years. He was well known for his integrity and business acumen and helped many people achieve their financial security and dreams. He also served as a mentor to many in the industry.

He was an avid fly fisherman and founding member of the Cuckoo Valley Fishing Club - the irony of this was not lost on his family.

Dad loved to play the piano and could play anything by ear. His favourite spot in the world was the cottage at Whitefish Lake, which he and Nan built and enjoyed every summer for the past 50 years, fishing, sailing and hosting lifelong friends and family. He made his own wine for a short time, a hobby he mercifully gave up after a few years. He and Mom travelled extensively during their life together and were active participants in the LLR program at Glendon College, always staying interested in life.

Dad volunteered at the Yonge Street Mission for years and gave generously to many charities that were near and dear to him and Mom.

Dad was a charming character, soft spoken - a true gentleman.

Thank you to the wonderful and caring staff at Amica Barrie for their compassion and support.

He will be greatly missed by his family. We love you Dad.

A celebration of his outstanding life will be held on Friday, April 27th at 11:30 a.m. at Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Rd.

(East gate entrance).

For online condolences please visit


On Monday, April 16, 2018 at Toronto Grace Hospital. David Webber loving father of Evan.

Dear brother of Mark Webber, Debbie Shapiro, and Ellen Webber. Shiva at 1603 Bathurst Street, #505, beginning Wednesday, April 18th, with visits Wednesday and Thursday from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Friday from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the David Webber Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 416-780-0324, or to the charity of your choice.


On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in his 101st year. Kurt Weldon beloved husband of Marjorie. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Joan Howard, Edith Howard, and the late Anny Wachtl, and Eric and Barbara Weldon. Devoted uncle to Janey and Paul Rooney, Jim and Carolyn Howard, Andrea Howard, Steven Marullo and Debbie. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Interment Community Section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park.

Private Shiva will be held.

Memorial donations may be made to the Kurt Weldon Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 416-780-0324,


Audrey passed away on April 15, 2018 after an incredibly full and interesting life. Retired as a professor of sociology at the University of Waterloo, she graduated from McGill University and Berkeley with her PhD. in African women's studies. This led her to an enduring belief that the future of Africa was in leadership by its women. Her contributions to and work with Rotary International's African Women's Education Fund were recognized when she was named by it as an eighth level Paul Harris Fellow. She also travelled to India with Rotary, helping to distribute oral polio vaccine in remote villages. She has authored many books dealing with conditions in Africa and women's rights. In 1948 she broke the male-only rowing barrier at the Royal Henley Regatta when she crewed with one of the first two women's eights rowing teams in North America. An athlete all of her life, horses and riding, especially cross-country eventing and dressage were what she loved doing most.

She was the daughter of Harry and Victoria; sister of Harry, all of whom predeceased her; and aunt to Jennifer, Peter, Phil and Liz, all of British Columbia; cousin to The Cowans of the GTA and the Courts of St. Catharines, ON. Her family is grateful for the tender care provided by the staff at Victoria Place residence and the Village at University Gates, and the friendship provided by her friend and dog walker, Tara. Her long-time friend and physician, Dr. Sandra Wismer looked after her until the end with the attention and loving care that does her profession proud.

In accordance with her wishes a private family service will be held.

Arrangements entrusted to the Turner & Porter "Neweduk-Erin Mills Chapel", 905-828-8000.

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