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Tuesday, April 10, 2018 – Page B18

DAVID JACOB FLEISHMAN

Peacefully in his 74th year after a courageous battle with Parkinsons, on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Loving husband to Laraine Fleishman, his partner in life for 45 years. Devoted father and father-in-law to Jodi Fleishman, and Lisa and Mark Holman. David adored his two granddaughters, Samantha and Madison. David was also very excited to meet his grandchild to come. Dear brother of Philip Fleishman, and the late Michael Fleishman and brother-inlaw of Eva Ormut- Fleishman, and Sharon Fleishman. Dear brotherin-law of Donna and Michael Black. He will be fondly remembered by his many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Many thanks for the excellent care provided at the MarkhamStouffville Hospital. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in the Holy Blossom Temple Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery, 10953 Dufferin Street, Maple. Shiva at 55 Ferndell Circle, Markham.

Memorial donations may be made to Parkinson Canada, 416-227-9700.

BRUCE ALLEN FRANCIS

Bruce was born in Toronto in 1947 and grew up in Hamilton and Grimsby with his parents, Jim and Eileen; and his sisters, Lee and Kim.

He studied mechanical engineering from 1965 to 1969 and completed his PhD at the University of Toronto.

After having spent a decade touring some of the world's greatest universities for various fellowships and faculty positions, he returned to teach at his alma mater, where he would spend the rest of his career. Bruce met his wife, Jing, at a workshop in Japan in 1989. Their daughter, Lian, was born five years later.

Bruce was devoted to both his work and his family.

Though his first few years as a professor were challenging (he often recalled that he was too nervous to face his students and would speak while facing and writing on the blackboard), he came to love teaching, and took pride in his methods and pleasure in his interactions with students. He was passionate about mathematics, often praising its beauty to his somewhat perplexed family, and genuinely enjoyed his research and his collaborations with colleagues, who became his greatest friends. He enjoyed writing and instilled in his daughter his fastidiousness for precision and good grammar. His sense of humour was one of his most prized attributes, and he was constantly in search of the rare joke that his wife would actually find funny. He also relished controversial discussions of philosophy, religion, and morality with anyone who would more or less willingly entertain his very direct questions.

Bruce faced his diagnosis of Parkinson's disease with courage and dignity until his passing on March 27, 2018.

He will be missed and remembered by his wife and daughter, Jingwen and Lian Francis; his sisters and their husbands, Lee and Dave Mayhew, and Kim and Wilf Quigley; his nieces and nephews, Emily (Glover) Hutchinson, Kate (Glover) Berger, Patrick Rowan, and Christian Rowan; and the rest of his loving family.

An open house in celebration of Bruce's life will be held on April 28th at Gallery Grill, Hart House, University of Toronto from 2 to 5 p.m., with some remarks and tributes by friends, colleagues, and family at 3 p.m. A memorial website, where those who knew him can share memories and stories of Bruce and the impact he had on their lives, can be found at https://sites.google.com/ view/bruce-francis/home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael Garron Hospital, whose staff provided Bruce with exemplary care in his last few weeks.

COLONEL THE HONOURABLE ROBERT CAMPBELL RUTHERFORD MBE, CD, QC NOVEMBER 29, 1922 - APRIL 3, 2018

Robert (Bob) Rutherford died peacefully, under superb care at K-Wing, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto after a life of devoted service to his country in war and peace as a Soldier, Lawyer, Judge, Royal Commissioner, tireless volunteer and fundraiser for veterans and their families in need.

Predeceased by his father, the late Brigadier-General Thomas John Rutherford, CBE, ED; his mother, Helen Sibbald; and wives, Elizabeth Ann ("Betsy") Sutcliffe, and Donna Lee Richards; and siblings, Jaffray, Anne and Bruce. He is survived by his daughter, Susan (Jesus); and Robert (Kath); grandchildren, Nicola and Brendan; sisters-in-law, Sally Gardner (John), Molly Harper (Chuck), Louise Sutcliffe and Shelley Richards (Koichi); 12 nephews and nieces; and 26 great-nephews and great-nieces.

Born in Owen Sound, Ontario, Bob was raised on the family farm at Leith, Ontario. A King's Scout and graduate of Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute, with the outbreak of the Second World War he joined the Grey and Simcoe Foresters Regiment while still underage. Transferred to the Governor General's Horse Guards, he served in Africa, Italy, and Northwest Europe as a tank, troop, and squadron commander. Promoted Captain at the age of 21 in Italy, he was awarded a Military MBE for gallantry during the Battle of Monte Cassino and the Liberation of Rome. Continued service followed in Northwest Europe and Germany until VE Day.

At the end of the war, he earned admission to and graduated from Khaki College in London, England and then Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto.

Bob was called to the bar in 1950 and practiced as a civil and criminal barrister with the Toronto firm Phelan, O'Brien, Rutherford, Lawer and Shannon. He was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1960.

Bob Rutherford joined the Governor-General's Horse Guards in 1947 and commanded the regiment from 1956 to 1960, serving as Honorary Aide-DeCamp to Governors-General Vincent Massey and Georges Vanier. He was later appointed Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of the Horse Guards (1976-1980), Honorary Colonel of his old regiment the Grey and Simcoe Foresters (19801997), and elected President of the Royal Canadian Military Institute (1973-1976).

In later life, he served as chair of the Gurkha Welfare Trust and devoted much of his time to fundraising for the veterans of the Brigade of Gurkhas. He remained close to the military for the rest of his life and was an outstanding advocate for many veterans issues. In 1975, he received the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal and in 1998 the Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation Humanitarian Award.

Bob was a Knight of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem and a Knight Commander of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem; a Past Governor of Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ontario; an Honorary Life Director of the Canadian Equestrian Federation, Life Member of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps Association, Governor of the Corps of Commissionaires of Ontario, and a Member of the St. Andrew's Society of Toronto.

A member of Delta Chi fraternity, he lectured on civil procedure in the Bar Admission Course at Osgoode Hall, was a Member of the Council of the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto, a Director of the Advocates' Society, a Member of the York County Law Association, the Lawyers Club of Toronto and the International Association of Insurance Law. He served on the York County Legal Aid Committee and was Vice-Chair of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. He also served as a Bencher with the Law Society of Upper Canada.

In1979,BobRutherfordwasappointedaJusticeoftheSupremeCourtofOntario, and Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada. He was appointed a Commissioner of the Inquiry into the Deployment of Canadian Forces to Somalia (1994-1997) and as Ontario's Integrity Commissioner (1997-2001).

Bob always enjoyed spending extended periods of time at his cottage at Leith, Ontario, in the company of family and lifelong friends. It was where he was happiest.

The family expresses deepest thanks to caregivers Winsome, Lilly, Lera, Gani, Daphne, Mel and Joanese, to therapist Alisha, and to Dr. Hung and the nurses and staff at K-Wing. Special gratitude is owed to the late John Lawer, QC, Bob's friend and former law partner, the law firm of Legge & Legge; and to Colonel Michael Stevenson.

The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 12th. A memorial service will take place at the Royal Canadian Military Institute, 426 University Avenue, on Friday, April 13th friends are welcome to gather at 12:30 p.m. with a service to follow at 1:00 p.m. Interment will take place at Leith Cemetery, 419134 Tom Thomson Lane, Leith, on Saturday, April 14th at 12:00 p.m.

Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com.

JOEL GENSER

On Saturday, April 7, 2018 at MacKenzie Health Centre. Joel Genser beloved husband of the late Janet Genser. Loving father and father-in-law of Steven, Sheryl Lynn Genser and Andrew Bennett. Dear brother of Freya Libby. Devoted Zaida of Kingsley.

A graveside service was held at the Ozrower Society Section at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park on Monday, April 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Shiva at 9700 Bathurst Street, Vaughan. Memorial donations may be made to the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute to be directed to the WE Bickle Centre for Complex Continuing Care, Special Care Unit.

WILLIAM GEORGE PERRY

Age 89, of Petrolia, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Bluewater Health - C.E.E.

Site, Petrolia with his family by his side. Beloved husband of the late Joanne Maude Kingstone. Loving father of William "Bud" (Susan), Janet (Ray) MacPhee, Ian (Cassandra), the late Grant (2000) (Joey), Susan (Pete DeWit), Leslie (Jesse) Bartolomucci, Tara (Jim) Boyle and Lindsay (Ruth). Cherished grandfather of Neill, Alex, Ben, Sarah, Katrin, Brenna, David, Michael, Roberta, Jessica, Elizabeth, Christopher, Patrick, Alexandra, Shannon, Victoria, Joanne and Sam and greatgrandfather of Ella and Aria.

Cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will take place at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Metropolitan United Church, Toronto.

Memories and condolences may be sent online at http://www.steadmanbrothers.ca.arrangements entrusted to Steadman Brothers Funeral Home, Brigden 519-864-1193.

LENA WINESANKER

On Sunday, April 8, 2018. Lena Winesanker, wife of the late HarryWinesanker. Mother and mother-in-law of Joan Berlin and John Freitas, Sharon Lapkin and Danny Matenko. Sister of Toby Levinson Cole, and the late Murray Greenbloom.

Grandmother of Henry and Fernanda, Deborah and Michael, Beth, Paul and Diane, and Dianne and Greg. Great-grandmother of Wenona, Beatrice, Rosa, Ruby, Max, Noah, Sam, and Isla. Born to Louis and Devorah Greenbloom in Poland, the family immigrated to Toronto when Lena was 9 months of age. An avid and committed student, Lena entered the University of Toronto in 1937, one of a very few Jewish women.

She married in 1939, and later, as a mature student, trained as a secondary school teacher at The Ontario College of Teachers. For 24 years she taught French and English at her alma mater, Harbord Collegiate. Harry and Lena were solid citizens and actively involved in the Jewish cultural community. Throughout her life, her primary focus was on raising her children and building a warm, welcoming home for family and friends alike. Kindness and generosity were her watchwords. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday April 11, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. Interment in The Workmans Circle section of Roselawn Cemetery. Shiva at77 Dunfield Avenue, Toronto. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice or Sunnybrook Palliative Care 416-480-4483.


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