Thursday, October 4, 2018
WILLIAM H. P. AMOS
1930 - 2018
With great sadness we announce the passing of William (Bill) on October 1, 2018. He leaves behind his loving wife Susan of 25 years and his sons Eric and Ian of Caledon, as well as Gregory and grandson Will in California. Bill was predeceased by his first wife Joyce (nee McDougall) in 1991.
As a graduate of Lakefield College School Bill acquired full naval training during WWII, and demonstrated the leadership qualities that would serve him well throughout his life. He was one of the founding partners of Liftow Ltd. and served as its Vice President until his retirement in 1993. He loved the materials handling business and often spoke of the countless business associates that he had the pleasure of working with.
When he wasn't working Bill was an ardent sailor and member of the RCYC during the 1950's. As their family grew Joyce and Bill moved to Caledon in 1966 to take advantage of the country life that he enjoyed, riding to hounds with the Eglinton Hunt for 30 years and serving as past president of the Caledon Riding Club; enjoying time at the Caledon Mountain Trout Club where he regularly shot clay birds to get his "eye in" before the annual bird hunting seasons in England, Ireland and Western Canada.
Bill and Susan were married in 1992 and moved to Kingston in 1994 where they made many wonderful friends and enjoyed an active social life. Bill loved a good party and was a great raconteur, but most of all he enjoyed his neighbours. Nothing pleased him more than a big snow storm when he could go out and help clear everyone's driveways, or give one of his beautiful custom walking sticks to friends and family. He touched many lives with his great sense of humour, outgoing personality and generous nature, and those of us who knew him will never forget his wonderful bigger than life personality.
In keeping with Bill's wishes there will not be a funeral service. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks for the kind and compassionate care that Bill received at Kingston General Hospital, Cormell 3 over the last months as he struggled with dementia.
MARCUS HAYDEN KENT ANDERSON
Marcus died suddenly and unexpectedly at age 50, on the afternoon of September 27, 2018.
The beloved son of Eleanor and Dr.
Farel Anderson of Collingwood, husband of Edilka, and his three children, the light of his life, Hayden, Evan and Sofia. Marcus was an alumnus of University of Toronto and the Richard Ivey School of Business. He was a life long entrepreneur and owner of Broadplay Inc. He will be sorely missed by all associated with him. Visitation will take place on Saturday October 6 at 10 a.m. at Mount Pleasant Cemetery with service to follow at 11 a.m. If desired, donations may be made to University of Toronto.
MYRNA RUTH HANET
June 14, 1948 October 1, 2018
Passed away peacefully at Princess Margaret Hospital after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Loving and devoted wife of Stephen. Mother to Beth and Kevin, Josh and Courtney.
Cherished Bubbie to Cameron, Evan and Zoe. Sister of Caryl and Bernie Schwartz. Sister-in-law of Sheila, Sherri and Bill, Suellen and Bob, and Richard and Rahel Leigh.
Adored by her many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and greatnephews. Far too many friends to name, but far too important to not mention.
A service was held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.
Donations would be appreciated to Princess Margaret Hospital Myeloma Clinic, 416- 946-2223, or the Hospital for Sick Children, 416-813-6166.
RCAF S/L 403 Squadron
Passed peacefully at Altamont Care on Tuesday October 2, 2018 in his 97th year. Beloved husband of the late Florence (nee: Godfrey) for 66 years. Much loved dad to Don Harvey, Jennifer Jane Prodanovic, Scott Harvey (Liz), pre-deceased by son Eric Harvey (Georgina) AB. Cherished Bimps to Kyle (Anna), and Aaron. Cherished Grampie to Byron, Elizabeth (Robert), and Kimberly. Loving Great Grampie to Nathan, Noah, Kaitlyn, Alannah, Aiden, Gracie and Sebastian. Pre-deceased by his 7 siblings. Ken will be missed by all of his nieces and nephews and extended family.
Friends and family are invited to gather for a memorial service on Friday October 5, 2018 at St. Dunstan's of Canterbury, 56 Lawson Rd, Toronto M1C 2J2 visitation 11:00 to 1:00 service immediately following. Expressions of sympathy may be made at http://www.newcastlefuneralhome.com.
If so desired donations may be made to War Amps Prosthetics for Children "they helped a member of our family".
ALAN JAMES HEISLER
Master of His Own Destiny, dreamer, wanderer, watcher of skies, rock and roll lover, fan of Tchaikovsky, Mozart, and Beethoven, comma king, spontaneous creator of children's stories, builder of castles and worlds with teddy bear rulers, and ready to be knocked down by toddlers.
Alan stopped to enjoy rainbows, led expeditions in search of the Perseids, lay on hills to enjoy the Aurora Borealis, rejoiced when major power failures let us see the stars, and finally, after 38 years and a 16 hour drive to Tennessee, saw a total solar eclipse.
Husband of Enna Pearlston, beloved father of Avram and Shulamit Esther Heisler. Son of the late Sam and Ray Heisler, son-in-law of Malka Pearlston and the late Harvey Pearlston. Brother of the late Ethel and Larry Rosen, and Teri and Peter Weisz. Brotherin-law to Reva, Karen (Joan Headley), and Phillip Pearlston. Uncle of Joanne (Ron), David, Paul (Lisa), Jordan, Paula, and Nina. Great Uncle to Roberta, Andrew, Ryan, Allie, Dean Jack, Eden, Samantha, Jake, Joshua, Aiden, and Noah.
The family thanks Krystal Lewis and the team at Sunnybrook Odette Centre; Melissa Kutas and the Central LIHN care team; and Dr.
See the Steeles Memorial Chapel website to leave condolences.
Stop to listen to and help someone in need. Think of Alan when you do this.
KATHERINE ANN RODOMAR
1928 - 2018
Passed away on September 26, 2018 in her 91st year. Wife to the late Douglas. Katherine is survived by her children, Nancy, Susan (John) and Barry. She was dearly loved by her grandchildren, Amanda, JD, Noah, Eric and Jake.
Her generous spirit will be sorely missed by any and all who came into contact with her. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 from 4-7 p.m. Funeral Service to be held from St.
Georges-on-the-Hill Anglican Church, 4600 Dundas St. W., Islington on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the World Wildlife Fund wwf.ca.
Online condolences may be made at http://www.turnerporter.ca
RUTH VIRGNIA SHORT (nee Myra)
Wife of the late Robert C.
Short, passed away peacefully October 1, 2018, with family at her side at the age of 98 at Kingston, ON. Blessed with three children, eight grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren.
Born in 1920 in Rose Bay Nova Scotia and raised in Lunenburg, Mom grew up among and in the age of cod fishing and grand banks schooners, and studied at the historic Lunenburg Academy.
She made the brave move to Montreal to graduate from the Montreal School of Nursing in 1947, whereupon she practised at the Montreal General Hospital. She met her future husband, Robert Short there and in the ensuing fiftyeight years of marriage they raised three children as Dad's career moved them through Toronto, Owen Sound, Kingston, Connecticut, Ottawa, Burlington, and St.
Catharines. Mom faced the challenges of multiple moves with wisdom, hard work, and unceasing love and dedication to her children.
Her children have many fond memories of with her at Sauble Beach, the Bruce Trail and ski trips.
The last of seven siblings, she truly represented the End of an Era and was described by everyone she touched as a gracious "Grand Lady." Doug and Pat (Simmonds), grandchildren Robert and Catherine (Grantier) and Heather and Jamie (Howarth).
Great-grandsons Matthew, Luke and Charles and greatgranddaughter Anne. Jane and Zisimos Koustas, grandchildren Alexandros and Anna (Gontcharova), and Andreas. David and Mary Jean (Halpenny), grandchildren Kaitlin and Dennis (Myers), Amy and Paul and Toni (Di Benedetto). Greatgranddaughter, Winter. Also blessed with many nieces and nephews, great and greatgreat. Predeceased by her husband Robert Short, brothers George, Allen, Paul, Rev. Wilf, sisters Maude (Bortner) and Marguerite (Freeman) and Baby Anne.
There will be a visitation at the Princess Street United Church (484 Albert St, Kingston) on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 12-12:50 p.m.
with the funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend a reception at The Waterford (471 Cataraqui Woods Drive) directly after the service.
Donations would be graciously appreciated to Doctors without Borders, Operation Smile or a charity of your choice.
GORDON DONALD SIMONS
At Saint Brigid's Home in Quebec City, on September 29, 2018, passed away Mr. Gordon Donald Simons, aged 89, husband of Mrs.
Barbara Schneider. He was the son of the late Mr. Archibald Gordon Simons and of the late Mrs. Eva Black. He lived in Quebec City.
Mr. Simons was a Quebec merchant and a member of l'Ordre national du Québec.
The Family will be receiving condolences at Maison Gomin Funeral Complex 2026 Blvd.
René-Lévesque Ouest, Québec, Qc, G1V 2K8 Tuesday October 9th, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
and Wednesday, October 10,2018, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 3 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 31 rue des Jardins, Quebec City. The family will be receiving 2 hours before.
He leaves in mourning: his loving wife Barbara; his children Beth Simons-Chambers (Roger Chambers), Lynne SimonsMcCrindell (Duncan McCrindell), Peter Simons (Britta Kroger) and Richard Simons (Julie Pouliot); his grandchildren Matthew, Carolyn, Kevin, Pénélope and Nicolas; his sister Barbara Simons-Miller (late Jack Miller); his sisters-in-law and brother-in-law Harriet SchneiderDay, Suzanne Schneider and Charlie Day; and his nieces and nephew Nadya, Shelley and Peter.
The family would like to thank all the staff of Saint Brigid's Home for the excellent care they provided and for their continuous emotional support.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Laval Hospital University Institute of Cardiology and Pneumology of Quebec, 2700, chemin des QuatreBourgeois, Quebec (Qc) G1V 0B8 or to the Foundation of the CHU of Quebec, Hotel-Dieu of Quebec, 10 de l'Espinay street, Quebec (Qc) G1L 3L5.
ROBERT GORDON SMITH
Peacefully, with his children at his side, on September 23, 2018 at St.
Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, ON.
Born February 2, 1925 in Hamilton, ON. Beloved husband of Freda Dayton Smith (Stanhope) for 70 years. Adored father of Sue Dayton (Valerie) of Pender Island, BC, Ellen Réthoré of Toronto, ON, David Smith (Marlene) of Richmond, VA, and Howard Smith (Gail) of Toronto, ON. Robert (Bob) will be deeply missed by his eight grandchildren, his eight greatgrandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Bob served with the RCAF and trained as a pilot in WWII. He then spent many years as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, attaining the rank of Wing Commander.
Bob joined National Trust Company in 1945 in Hamilton.
He became Manager of the Edmonton office in 1959 and in 1969 was appointed Vice President Personal Trust, relocating to Toronto and then Hamilton.
In Hamilton he served on the St.
Joseph's Hospital Board and was Chair of its Foundation. He was an active member and supporter of the Art Gallery of Hamilton and a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow.
Bob was a member of the Albany Club, the Hamilton Golf and Country Club, the Hamilton Area Fly Fishers and Tyers Club and an active parishioner of St. John's Anglican Church. Summers were spent in Muskoka at his beloved cottage, home to many precious family memories.
A Service of Thanksgiving will be held on Wednesday, October 10 at St. John's Anglican Church, 272 Wilson St. E., Ancaster at 11:00 a.m., with Interment to follow in St. John's Churchyard Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Robert may be made to St. John's Anglican Church, Ancaster.