Monday, November 12, 2018
On Thursday, November 8, 2018 in his 98th year, died at the Sunnybrook Veteran's Centre.
Beloved husband of the late Helen Baker. Loving father and father-in-law of Mitchell and Joyce Baker, and Jim and Jane Baker.
Loving grandfather of Emily, Lauren, Rachel and Adam. Irving graduated from the School of Optometry in 1942 and served as an Optometrist in the Royal Canadian Medical Army Corps in World War 2. After the War, he practiced Optometry for four decades and was the long time Registrar of the College of Optometrists of Ontario. He retired in 1996 after 54 years in the profession and often said "I never worked a day in my life".
Policy maker, clinician, teacher, advocate and family man, he will be deeply missed by all who knew him and whose life was made richer for it. A very special thank you to Michael, Donna and Maricel for their caring and for being there.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Holy Blossom Memorial Park, 66 Brimley Road.
Donations may be made to The Georgina Foundation c/o 25 Elwood Blvd., Toronto M4R 1B8.
JULIA M. L. CLARKE "Julie"
Peacefully at Milton District Hospital, on Friday, November 9, 2018, in her 99th year.
Julie (nee O'Grady), beloved wife of Jim J. Clarke who predeceased her in 2010. Dear mother of Douglas Clarke (Pauline), Julie Flynn (John), Joan Sommer (Roger) and the late Paul (1981). Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren David, Michael, Kathleen, Elizabeth, Andrew, Erin, Andrea, Lauren, and great-grandchildren Brianna, Scott, Emily, Nicholas, Sophie, Amelia, Christopher, Gabriel, Neville, Seamus, Julie, Elliott, Seamus, Rhys and Conor. Julie is predeceased by her granddaughter Robin, brother Arthur O'Grady and sister Aileen Conner.
Family and friends will be received at James Reid Funeral Home, 1900 John Counter Boulevard in Kingston, ON, on Wednesday, November 14 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Parish Prayers will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Cathedral, (corner of Johnson and Clergy Streets), on Thursday, November 15 at 2:00 p.m. Rite of Committal with Prayers at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Marty Memorial Scholarship at Queen's University, in Mrs. Clarke's memory. Online condolences may be directed to http://www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com
SISTER DOROTHY DWYER (formerly Sister M. Dorothy)
Died peacefully at Sisters of St.
Joseph Residence, 2 O'Connor Drive, Toronto, Ontario on Friday, November 9, 2018 in the 61st year of her religious life.
She was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Alma Dwyer, her sister Mary Elizabeth (Betty) and her brothers James, John, and Donald.
Sister Dorothy is lovingly remembered by her brother- inlaw Don, his three children and many nieces and nephews.
After working a number of years, Sister Dorothy entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto as a graduate of St. Michael's Hospital School of Nursing (class of 1948). She lived the motto of St. Michael's, "Whatsoever you do to the least among you, you do to me." Matthew 25.
Sister Dorothy was a gifted nurse always ready to serve the patient as the "dear neighbour."
She used her administrative and management skills wherever they were needed: Emergency Care, Intensive Care, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Discharge Planning. Following further studies in Pastoral Care, Sister Dorothy ministered to people in parishes in Toronto, ON and Chilliwack, BC.
Recently, Sister Dorothy resided at St. Joseph's Care Centre. As her health declined she prayed for the needs of the poor and the homeless in our city.
Visitation will take place at the Sisters of St. Joseph Residence 2 O'Connor Drive, Toronto, ON Monday, November 12, 2018, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. with a Prayer Vigil at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. In the Chapel at 2 O'Connor Drive, Toronto, Ontario.
Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery
Suddenly on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at Toronto General Hospital. Cherished son of Edith and the late Ralph Fisher. Beloved brother and brother-in-law of Alan Fisher and Barbara SommerFisher, and David Fisher. Devoted uncle to Stephen Fisher and Daniel Fisher. Dear friend of Stacee Sokoloff and Anna Rafalovich. Sadly missed by extended family and friends.
Special thanks to the staff at Forest Hill Place and Dr. Bernard Gosevitz and his staff.
At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West for service on Monday November 12, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva at Living on the Avenue, 1066 Avenue Road.
Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario,416-4897111, or Parkinson Canada, 416-227- 9700, or Reena Foundation, 905-763-8254.
WALTER JOSEPH GOLEC
It is with heavy hearts that we announce his passing in Mississauga on Friday, November 9, 2018. Beloved husband of Teresa (nee Bohunicky). Loving father of Lawrence, Christine (Mark Carragher) and Lisa (John Harper). Proud grandfather of Isabel, Lucia, Keenan, Logan, Victoria and Myles.
Frequently referred to as "one of the good ones," he shouldered an ever increasing burden with humility and strength. He will be greatly missed by all his extended family and friends.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy 10 N. of Q.E.W) on Tuesday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 11 Peter St. S., Mississauga on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 10 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Woodbridge. For those who wish, donations may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Canada.
Online condolences available through http://www.turnerporter.ca.
"Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost one pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy." Author unknown
DONNA LEE GORBOLD
Born June 23, 1943 Leamington, Ontario Peacefully, on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at Princess Margaret Hospital. Daughter of the late Thomas and Nellie Gorbold and step-daughter of the late George Girardin of Leamington.
Predeceased by her sister Gwen Cusson of Windsor, ON. Sister of Gary Gorbold (Rosemary) of Leamington. Devoted wife and dearest friend of the late Andrew Hamill of Toronto.
Donna graduated from Western University and the University of Toronto. She was a teacher with the former Board of Education for the City of Etobicoke, Physical Education and Guidance.
Donna was a sports enthusiast, dog lover, cook and friend.
At Donna's request, there will be no funeral service. Donations to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust would be appreciated.
ELEANOR HEIT (nee Spector)
On Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Mackenzie Health. Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Stephen and Joanne Heit of Ottawa, Gordon and Jane Heit of Hawaii, Catharine Mclean, and Sharleen and the late Martin Heit.
Dear sister and sister-in-law of Beverly and the late Morton Rusoff of Long Island, NY and Alan and Carole Spector. Devoted grandmother of Joshua, Christopher, Mandy, Nicole, and Matthew and great-grandmother of seven.
A graveside service will be held in the Shaarei Beth El section of Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Shiva 79 Quail Valley Lane, Thornhill. Memorial donations may be made to The Alzheimer Society of Canada 416-488-8772.
DONALD GRAHAM LEISHMAN
January 13, 1934 November 7, 2018 Dad passed away peacefully and unexpectedly on November 7, 2018. We are grateful for the support and loving kindness of the Palliative Care team at the Michael Garron Hospital (Toronto East General) whose actions reflected how he lived his life.
Dad was born in 1934 to Norman Graham Leishman and Isobel Lonsdale Clemes, as well as a brother to John. He was a true Toronto boy who grew up in Moore Park, attended UCC and lived in Leaside for over 50 years! Loving husband to Mary Sarah Anne Rae. Dynamo Dad to Graham Leishman (Kate) and Nancy Magwood (Tim).
Grampa Don/Papa to six fortunate grandkids - Ryan, Marshall, Sophie, Annie, Zac and Grant.
Don was a true lover of Mother Nature whether it was paddling a canoe in Temagami, swimming in Georgian Bay, fishing in the French River, skiing with his pals in Collingwood, playing tennis with any and all, or strolling the streets of Leaside...always wearing his contagious smile.
Don was a gentle, kind and creative soul who had a positive impact on everyone around him. He will be dearly missed, but his heart will forever be beating in ours...
Friends are welcome to join us in a Celebration of Life to be held at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church (1585 Yonge Street) Friday, November 16th at 1:30 p.m., followed by a reception in the church. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Palliative Care Ward at Michael Garren Hospital http://www.tehn.ca/programs-service/complexcontinuing.ca or Sprint Senior Care http://www.sprintseniorcare.org - (The William Morgan Drive Location)
On Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Mackenzie Health Hospital. Sam Rochman, beloved husband of Elaine.
Dear brother of Shirley.
Loving father and father-inlaw of Debra and Neil, and Jodi. Cherished Zadie of Jessica, Max, Josh, Jaime, and Ryan. He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews.
At Steeles Memorial Chapel, (350 Steeles Ave., W.), on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Interment Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park, Ivansker Society section.
Shiva 7420 Bathurst St., #911, Thornhill. Memorial donations may be made to Beit Halochem Canada at 905-695-0611, or to the charity of your choice.
HANNA SHLESINGER (nee Botnik)
In her 93rd year, died on Sunday, November 11, 2018. Mom to us and Mother to generations of children from Holy Blossom Temple and Hillcrest Progressive School. She will be remembered for her strength of character, her sense of humour, her love of family, her daredevil driving style and her cheesecake. Also for writing a $2 cheque to every charity she could name, and collecting ballpoint pens from the Publishers Clearing House. But mostly for her love of kids, she was a role model and teacher for us all.
Special thanks to everyone at the Temmy Latner Centre and Living Life on the Avenue.Heartfelt thanks to her wonderful team ofcaregivers: Delia, Josephine, Mae, Jackie, Rachel and Anna.
At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Interment Holy Blossom Temple section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva will be at Living Life on the Avenue, 1066 Avenue Road, in the Penthouse, between 2:00 to4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Memorial donations may be made to Sick Kids'Foundation or the charity of your choice. Mom, we will miss you for the rest of our days! Your loving family, Ellen Sluser (daughter Katie and granddaughter Sasha) Marcie Beyatte (son Stephen) Barb Moore (daughter Amy) Joseph Shlesinger and Samara Walbohm (daughter Solaia and sons Owen and Julian).
On Friday, November 9, 2018 at North York General Hospital.
Beloved wife of the late Irving Sussman. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Jackie and Fern Sussman, and the late Ian and Debbie Sussman. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Lorraine and the late Paul Clarfield, and the late Sylvie and Carl Gold, Elsie and Sammy Luftspring, and Molly and Lou Cohen. Devoted grandmother of Jillian and Matthew, Matthew and Lili, Ari and Laurel, and Marda, greatgrandmother of Oliver, Sawyer, Zoe, Hartley, Savannah, Jade, Hunter, and Pace.
Services were held on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel at 1:30 p.m.
Interment Adath Israel Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Baycrest Foundation for Alzheimers Research, 416-785-2875, http:// http://www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca/
MINNIE YACK Peacefully, on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at her home, at the age of 95.
Minnie Yack, beloved wife of the late Max. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Stanley Yack and Mo MacMahon, Bernie Yack and Marion Smiley, Ellen Yack and Irv Marks, and Susan Yack and Eric Rumack. Cherished Bubby Minnie of Kayla, Shane, Lia and Avram, Michael, and Robbie.
At Steeles Memorial Chapel, (350 Steeles Ave., W.), for service on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 2:15 p.m. Interment Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Adath Israel section. Shiva 713 Briar Hill Ave. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.