Saturday, April 14, 2018
ANNE THERESA ALTILIA (nee DiGiacomo) April 17, 1924 April 11, 2018
Passed away peacefully in her 94th year with the loving comfort and support of her family.
Predeceased by her husband of 72 years, Anthony Joseph Altilia, who she lost 8 months earlier; her 6 siblings; son-in-law, Peter Parise; Anne will always be loved and respected by her sister, Bessie (Frank) Bassano; children, Anna Maria (Phil), Anthony Jr. (Josephine), Paul (Ross), Paulette (Thomas) and John (Laura). Greatly missed by her grandchildren, Anthony, Peter, Andrea, Zachary, Elliott, Jason, John-Paul, Alexandria, Ayla and Briana; as well as her greatgrandchildren, Adam, Sophia, Michael, Emily, Ronan and Violet.
Anne will always be remembered as a loving and dedicated mother who welcomed all who passed through the doors of 312 with a sincere smile and hot piece of fresh pizza or a cup of tea. That same hospitality was received by anyone fortunate enough to be served by her in the Housewares Department at The Bay where she was regularly acknowledged for her outstanding service.
A funeral mass and reception will be held at St. John's Church, 794 Kingston Rd., Toronto on Monday, April 16th at 11a.m. If desired, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Online condolences may be left at http://www.mcdbrownscarb.ca
GRACE BENNETT (née Relyea) 1932 - 2018
In Parksville, Vancouver Island February 5, 2018 Grace's spirit transitioned peacefully with her sister by her side. For the past three years Grace lived with patience and grace with the challenges of Alzheimer's disease. Always proud of being born in the US of Canadian parents, Franklin and Dorothy (née Johnston) Relyea, Grace grew up in Kitchener-Waterloo, ON. After graduation Trinity College, University of Toronto (1953) she travelled, worked in Europe, and was a copy writer at Eaton's City Advertising, Toronto.
In the 1970s she moved to Duntroon then to Collingwood, ON with her husband, William Bennett (1928-1999).
Grace was active as a volunteer with the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts. She was a very good bridge player, an excellent golfer and long time member of Blue Mountain Golf and Country Club. Grace's greatest passions were travel and Sammy, her cat. She will be missed by many longtime friends; sister, Joyce Relyea of Comox, BC; and cousins.
Cremation has taken place and burial will be later in Relyea family plot in Woodlawn Cemetary, Kitchener, ON.
After a full life well lived, Leslie Bourne passed away on March 16, 2018 in Victoria, B.C. The seventh of eight children; he is survived by wife, Peggy; sons, David and Geoff; and grandson, James.
He leaves behind his beloved sister, Dorothy; and an extended family in the U.K.
Growing up during and after the war in Birmingham, England, Les was an active sportsman and a keen tennis player. He arrived in Canada in his early 20s with the intent of continuing to New Zealand. It was only many years later, while representing his adopted country at tennis, that he eventually made it across the Pacific. In his later years, Les was fortunate to represent Canada in tennis tournaments around the world.
Les was a skilled photo engraver in a graphic arts world without computers. Good with his hands and not one to sit idle, Les enjoyed working around the house and was a keen gardener, always with a project on the go. Through much planning and hard work, he was able to turn a blank canvas into a colourful masterpiece. The family appreciates the care and attention given to Les during his final months in Extended Care at Saanich Peninsula Hospital.
D. ROGER BROADBENT
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Roger Broadbent at his home on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the age of 85 years. He is survived by his loving daughter, Sonja (Lyle Zunti); grandsons, Kaden, Ethan, and Colten; his brother, Michael; niece, Emma; and nephew, Bartholomew.
Roger's love of music, tuning, and playing the piano touched many people. He volunteered countless hours playing the piano at Sunnybrook, Belmont House, Toronto Rehab Center, and others.
Roger enjoyed playing tennis, riding his bike, going to the opera, and attending social events.
A celebration of life is planned for a future date. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
KATHRYN CRAWFORD (nee Hallsworth) "Kathy" 1944 - April 6, 2018
In 1969, the miniskirted star Grade 1 teacher at Rippleton Road Elementary met an LLM student from New Zealand, a long distance romance ensued, and for 47 years, Kathy starred as "Mum" to three wonderful girls and "Grandma" to four loving grandchildren.
She was the eldest of three children born in Windsor to her parents, Ken and Gwen Hallsworth. The family moved to the new subdivisions in Don Mills in 1956, as Ford Canada opened its new Oakville plant and Ken moved up the management ladder to become Vice President.
Kathy was vital and outgoing, an energetic force who found summer camps an ideal outlet for her energy. She attended Rippleton Road Elementary and Don Mills Collegiate, made lifelong friends at Bangor Lodge, and became a teacher...the 1967 drive across Canada to Vancouver with two special friends gave rise to many stories and a lot of laughter.
The teaching years saw more special friendships made, links never broken with trips to PEI, and Toronto especially for Mr. Davis' 100th birthday last September.
White wine reunited the teacher friendships.
Kathy was supermom to her three girls, ensuring they passed through French Immersion school programs and individually developed their own special talents, learned good manners and were always impeccably turned out. New Westminster was home for a decade when she made many new friends especially at Queen's Avenue United Church. Now Crescent Beach has been home for 38 years, and she has been a second Mom to many of her children's friends, a bridge player, and inspired hostess to incredible Christmas, Easter, and Halloween celebrations.
Over the years, travel to New Zealand, London, California, Wisconsin, Iowa, Texas, Hawaii, Mexico, Iran, Poland, Yugoslavia, South Africa, Holland, and much of Canada ensured the personal pillow racked up the air miles...
even when ill health started to take its toll over the last decade, the travels continued, buoyed by the wonderful friends that ensured the indomitable spirit was nurtured at every visit.
A day after having her monthly manicure, a heart attack felled her. Though she made a little recovery the following day, she slipped away from us late at night, surrounded by family, love and tears.
Her friends around the world have been quick to praise the joy she brought to all she met. Kathy will be loved forever and her presence will be missed by all, but especially by her daughters, Lindsay (Andrew), Julie, and Meghan; her granddaughter, Kendall; her grandsons, Eamon, Callum, and Luke; her sister, Barbara (David); her brother, Robert (Heather); the Crawfords in New Zealand; and her loving husband and best friend, Robert Crawford. She was, in those beautiful words of Bette Middler, "The wind beneath our wings."
A special thank you goes to the Ocean Park Fire Hall and Medics who revived her, and the ICU unit at Peace Arch Hospital who gave us that extra day. If you are able, Kathy would appreciate you making a donation to the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation. She would not want the fuss, but there will be a celebration of life at the family home on Mother's Day, and another in Toronto on August 14, 2018.
Condolences may be offered at http://www.victorymemorialpark.com
JOHN BARLOW WOTHERSPOON CUMBERLAND
Died peacefully in his home in Kingston in his 82nd year on April 10, 2018. Cherished husband of Maureen for 53 years, loving father of Jennifer (Alaric) and Pamela (Mark). Most loving "Pops" of dear granddaughter, Ella.
Devoted brother of Jill Trennum (Bob), step-brother of Chris and Tom Currelly.
Predeceased by his infant son, Christopher; his parents, Betty and Ian Cumberland; sister, Nancy Redner and brother-in-law, Alan; stepfather, John Currelly. Friend and teacher of many children and their families and loving companion to many faithful family dogs.
We would like to thank Community Palliative Care Team for their compassion and understanding. If you choose to remember John with a charitable donation, a cause close to his heart was the Kingston Humane Society, 1 Binnington Court, Kingston, ON K7M 8M9.
In accordance with John's wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will be held in Port Hope at a later date.
SIMON LUMSDEN DELLANDREA
Born and too soon departed March 29, 2018, Toronto.
Baby Simon passed on to a kinder place after a short stopover in our world silently, gracefully, endlessly loved. To be forever missed by his loving parents, Brendan Dellandrea and Alissa Lumsden; grandparents, Jon and Lyne Dellandrea, Paul and Linda Lumsden; uncles and aunts, Matthew (Danielle) Dellandrea, Jeffery (Karen) Lumsden; and cousins, John, Finnick and Riley.
A private ceremony will take place at Siloam Cemetery, Machar Township, where Simon will join his late Uncle Brock. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Women and Babies Program at Sunnybrook Hospital would be appreciated.
ROBERT CHIPMAN DOWSETT FSA, FICA, MAAA June 27, 1929 - April 8, 2018
Cherished family man, successful businessman and respected community leader, Rob Dowsett passed peacefully after a brief illness in his 88th year.
The youngest son of the late Jean and Reginald Dowsett; predeceased by his beloved brothers, Bill and John. Proud brother-in-law to Jane Dowsett and the late Maxie Dowsett. Loving father to David (Vivian), Marisa, Carol (Ralph Rae) and devoted Grandfather/Boppa to grandchildren, Larena, (Nicholas Cashmore), Benjamin (Laura), Daniel, James (Melissa), Colin and Gwenna (Michael). Survived by former wife, Lois Dowsett (nee McHardy); brotherin-law, Don McHardy and wife, Diana; and sister-in-law, Eleanor McHardy.
Predeceased by brother-in-law, Bob McHardy. Much admired uncle to many Dowsett and McHardy nieces and nephews.
Devoted partner to Anne Folger and her children, Jarrod Liberatore (Shelley, children, Lucy and Roxanne) and Katharine Liberatore (Lynn).
Rob attended University of Toronto Schools (UTS) graduating in 1946, just before his 17th birthday. At UTS he met life-long friends John Evans and Joe MacArthur and captained the football team. In his later years, Rob founded the Monday Night Club (that meets on Tuesday), a group of UTS grads reunited. Rob began a lifetime association with Victoria College at U of T, graduating in 1950 with a BA (Honours Mathematics and Physics).
Rob began his working career at Crown Life Insurance Company in 1950 while pursuing Actuarial Sciences. He became an actuary in 1954, the youngest person in Canada to achieve this designation. Progressing through management ranks, Rob became EVP of Crown in 1970 and President and CEO in 1971. In 1982, Rob left Crown to join William M. Mercer as Director and was appointed Vice-Chairman in 1985. Rob was a founding member of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, serving as President in 1973-1974. Retiring from Mercer in 1995, he operated Robert Dowsett Consulting until months before his death. Through each phase of his career, Rob's principled ways earned him the respect of countless friends and colleagues.
Rob's impact on his community was significant. He was a tireless volunteer and fundraiser; he often said his greatest achievement was giving back to others. He served on many non-profit boards including The Donwood Institute, The Council for Canadian Unity, Addiction Research Foundation, UTS, U of T and the CAMH Foundation. An art enthusiast, he assisted the McMichael Canadian Art Collection for almost 40 years, honouring his parents' legacy. A spiritual man, he was one of the founding members of Bethesda United Church in Don Mills.
An avid outdoorsman, Rob pursued life-long passions for canoeing, sailing and waterskiing at cottages on Bella Lake in his childhood, at the family cottage on Lake Joseph in Muskoka and at Anne's cottage in Newago near Montreal. Rob loved sports and was active all his life, from his daily calisthenics, bike riding, and walks with his loyal dog Tally. Rob enjoyed snow skiing in Utah. He was an active member of the Donalda Club beginning in 1972, playing tennis and participating in club trips to Jamaica for tournaments. He will be remembered for his keen mind and the hours devoted to duplicate bridge. Rob enjoyed gardening and working with his hands; a skilled handy man and jack-of-all trades.
Rob possessed unparalleled optimism and zest for life. His grandchildren brought him immeasurable joy. His exuberance for the wonders of mathematics was contagious. A man of deep thought, he was always willing to extend a hand and offer assistance. Above all, he was a man of honour; the true definition of a gentle man.
A Celebration of Rob's Life will be held in Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Drive, North York, on Saturday, May 26th at 1:00 p.m., followed by a reception at 2:30 p.m. at the Donalda Club, 12 Bushbury Drive, North York.
Donations in Rob's memory can be made to the CAMH Foundation (http://www.supportcamh.ca) or the North York General Hospital Foundation (http://www.nyghfoundation.ca) with great appreciation. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
DONALD ERIK ERLING March 21, 1930 - April 6, 2018
"A mighty fortress is our God" Great husband of Loretta (nee Yendt) for 66 years and caring father to Dave (Lori), Tom (Monica) and Kathy (Gerry Johnston). He leaves behind 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Don died in Cambridge Manor and a memorial to his life will take place at a later date.
He loved teaching chemistry and physics. Don taught at Sudbury High, North Bay (Chippewa), Burnhamthorpe Collegiate, New Toronto and Scarlett Heights in Etobicoke. He was also an active member of the CSCA (Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation).
He was also a reserve infantry and artillery officer in Sudbury and North Bay regiments. Don loved God and his family. Sharing his love of the bible with others was also important to him.
He loved living in Northport where he continued to enjoy his many hobbies which included woodworking, gardening, making bread, pancakes, porridge and beef bourguignon.
Tributes to the Alzheimer's society.
JOHN PETER HAMILTON FORD QC April 15, 1934 - April 10, 2018
"Until next time." True to one of his favourite sentiments, John passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Devoted and beloved husband of Yvonne, and much loved father of Jill (Mike) Menard, Susan (Bevis) Bullock, and Jennifer (Murray) Thomas. John took great pride in his wonderful grandchildren, Kyle and Sean Menard, Charlotte, Brett, Brady, and Shannon Bullock, and Liam and Adam Thomas. John was also a beloved uncle to cherished nieces and nephews.
An accomplished and respected lawyer, John graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Bar in 1960.
He pursued his passion for law for 57 years and was awarded the prestigious Queen's Council designation in 1973. A lifelong Oakville resident, John shared with his family the importance of giving back to others through his involvement in numerous community foundations.
John was happiest surrounded by family and friends, sharing wine and stories from the head of the table while creating wonderful memories for the many lives he touched. John will also be remembered for his sense of fun, his all-weather barbequing prowess (snowstorms included) and making everyone feel at home.
John was an ardent gardener. A perfect weekend usually involved time spent with his plants and a round or two at the Oakville Golf Club. He was a member there for 45 years and served 2 terms as club president. John was also integrally involved with the Tin Hat Memorial Tournament - a yearly event honouring all branches of the Canadian Military including his own, The Royal Canadian Navy.
When not gardening or golfing, John loved to travel and enjoyed sharing these adventures with his wife, and their lifelong friends.
Living life to the fullest, John was honorable and optimistic with a deep capacity for unconditional love. He was one of a kind and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
The family would like to express our deepest appreciation for the compassionate care provided by the staff at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital as well as the continuing care of Dr. Justine Seuradge.
A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, May 6 at the Oakville Golf Club from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
1154 Sixth Line, Oakville. Private interment to follow at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada are welcomed, http://www.kidney.ca.
Online condolences may be left at http://www.koprivataylor.com
WILLIAM DOUGLAS FOULDS
"Bill" 1 91 8 -2 01 8 Passed away Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. Son of William Charles Foulds and Frances Ena Foulds (nee Butler). Loving father to Gary, grandfather to Jesse and Jefferson, and father-in-spirit to Ruth and Manuela. Devoted husband to Margery Alberta Foulds (nee Alcorn), and brother to Margaret Coburn. Dedicated to his many nieces and nephews. Bill was devoted to his family and friends.
He attended Ridley College, where he won the silver and gold medals for academic excellence and went on to attend the University of Toronto, at University College.
He played football and hockey and was a proud member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. He was a Captain in WWII and spent over 50 years working at the University of Toronto before retiring in 1984 as the Assistant Dean of Arts and winning the Chancellor's Award.
During his time at the university he was dedicated to the Faculty Club where he served in many capacities. Bill will be remembered for his sense of humour, as well as his kindness and generosity to all, but, also for his humility.
As such, he requested that no special services be conducted upon his passing. There will, however, be a celebration of life in the Fall (date to determined) for family and friends. Charitable donations can be made to the United Way.
DR. NIELS HENRY HANSEN May 9, 1935 - April 10, 2018
Unexpectedly on April 10, Dr. Niels Henry Hansen, nearing his 83rd birthday, while working out. He would want everyone to know that his regular gym visits greatly extended his life and that this coincidence should not be regarded as necessarily causal.
Beloved family physician; respected professor of Family Medicine at Dalhousie University and Cleveland's Case Western Reserve University; champion and trailblazer in many challenging features and varieties of health care; Order of Canada nominee; audiophile; and, photographer.
Constant learning meant he was continually reinventing his lifework in medicine. His care never flagged, as if he were directly responsible for the well-being of each person he encountered: a responsibility he wore with humility, competence and focus.
After graduation from Dalhousie and time in the military, Niels cofounded the Dartmouth Medical Centre. He delivered many, many babies when house calls were common and years later, delivered those babies' babies too. When he returned home and Jean asked after each baby, he always replied with utmost sincerity, "It was beautiful. The most beautiful baby."
He taught at Dalhousie's Department of Family Medicine and was a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
He taught Family Medicine at Cleveland's Case Western Reserve University for two years, while earning a Masters' degree in Education. After his return to teaching at Dalhousie and a oneyear sabbatical at the University of Manchester, he moved on to pioneer development of Palliative Care at the Freeport Campus of the Grand River Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario.
Niels was first and foremost a family physician with a need for continuous learning and unrepressed tendencies towards teaching. He loved people above all, and afforded both dignity and respect to each and every person he encountered. Those whose lives he touched, those he helped, are simply without number.
He involved himself in all communities in which he lived and moved. Much was done in the background. Very quietly.
Niels is survived by the love of his life, Jean; by son, Paul (Jane); and daughters, Karen Martin (Fred) and Lynn Hornacek (Peter); and by his five grandchildren, Victoria Scott (Glenn), Devon Hansen (Jonathan Hebert), Heather Hansen, Benjamin Martin and Olivia Hornacek); and one great-grandchild (William Scott).
His quiet contentment, deep pride and beaming joy in being surrounded by happy, loving family will be forever treasured, and constantly renewed by us all.
Niels was a prolific philanthropist and passionate about the value of Family Medicine. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome to Dalhousie Family Medicine or the charity of the donor's choice.
Private cremation. A visitation will be held on Sunday, April 15 from 1-4 p.m. in the event room of the apartment complex at 38 William Carson Ct., Toronto (near Yonge at the 401), M2P 2H1.
RODERICK HENRY "Huck" December 15, 1929 April 9, 2018
Huck slipped away peacefully on April 9, 2018, after a short illness in Palm Beach, Florida, surrounded by his family.
Huck grew up in Hudson, Quebec and attended Lower Canada College. His passion for hockey led him to play Junior A hockey for the Montreal Royals. He married Jill Foster and started a lifelong career with Wire Rope Industries, starting as a salesman and eventually becoming President, which was a source of great pride for his father-in-law, George "Bunny" Foster.
Huck and Jill had three daughters, Willa, Diana, and Jane, and life was full with trips from Montreal to Knowlton with endless activities including skiing, golf and tennis. Huck loved a party and created a life which was full of fun and laughter. He would often be found chopping down trees to create a view for Jill, winning money from his friends at golf, and working with his sons-in-law in the woods (Scott Jones, Phil Dixon, and John Morse).
Knowlton became a summer sanctuary for his many grandchildren who would arrive each summer. He will be deeply missed by Sarah, Lindsay, Samantha and Zoe Jones, Jill, Alix, and Anthea Morse, Taylor and Jason Dixon.
Jill died tragically in 1988, which was a devastating blow for Huck.
Luckily, he soon met beautiful, vivacious Josephine "Dodie" Massey and a second wonderful chapter began. They married in Dorset, Vermont, in 1990. He now had two wonderful sons, John (Lynne) and Peter (Pam) Massey, and a daughter, Debbie (Pam).
There were few restaurants that could handle the raucous Henry/ Massey crowd! Many happy years were spent in Dorset, Vermont- with another four grandchildren, Olivia, Charlotte, Jack and Sam Massey; and the arrival of three greatgrandchildren, Christopher and Bennett Czyrka, and Henry Dixon.
Huck contributed to his communities wherever he lived.
He actively raised funds for the building of the Knowlton Community Centre. He served as President for both the Knowlton Golf Club as well as the Ekwanok Golf Club in Vermont. He was a man of action- creating change that has impacted both Knowlton and Dorset. His energy, enthusiasm, and drive, along with his sense of humor, will be missed by his many friends.
Huck was involved with the Brome Lake Duck Farm for almost 60 years. He played a part in the growth and success of the farm and cared deeply about the employees. Huck loved connecting with people and made us all laugh. You could always count on him to crack a joke with a waitress or tease a caddie. Many will miss his fun presence.
Many loving thanks to Dr. Willa Henry and son-in-law, Dr. Manny Borod, for steering Huck and his family through the end of his life. We also want to express our gratitude to Trustbridge Hospice and his caregivers for facilitating Huck's wish to die at home in Florida with his wife and family by his side. This allowed him to stay with his beloved wife in the home he loved until the end.
A private family celebration has taken place. Donations in memory of Huck may be made to the CARKE Foundation (a Knowlton Community fund) (270 Victoria Ave, Knowlton, Quebec, J0E 1V0) or the Ekwanok Scholarship Trust (PO Box 467, Manchester, Vermont 05254).
SHIRLEY HERSCHMAN 1927-2018
Shirley Herschman passed away peacefully in her home on April 12, 2018. She was with the ones she loved, and those who loved her.
Shirley grew up in Brooklyn, and worked in the fashion industry. On a trip to Minneapolis, she met her soul mate Paul on New Year's Eve.
They fell in love, married, settled in Minneapolis, and stayed in love together for 67 beautiful years.
After a full life in Minneapolis, and the children were married and had moved away, Shirley and Paul settled in Florida, where they enjoyed life together each and every day.
After Paul's passing, and at the age of 87, Shirley picked up and moved to Toronto, where she spent three wonderful years with her loved ones.
Shirley leaves behind her beloved daughter, Linda Hechter (William); and son, Gary (Valery). She also leaves her loving grandchildren, Sloane Freeman (Marc), Brooke Yasskin (Mike), Adam Herschman (Jen), and Chase Herschman; and greatgrandchildren, Jack, Sammy, Bobby, and Paige Freeman, Bridget and Asher Yasskin, and Tanner Herschman.
The children were her inspiration, her great love, and her legacy. Shirley was similarly the children's inspiration, and their great love.
She will forever be in our memory.
The funeral will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Beth Tzedec Cemetery.
DOROTHY THERESA IAMARINO April 21, 1928 - November 18, 2017
Celebrating a Life In Loving Memory Turner & Porter, Butler Chapel 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke April 21, 2018 11:00 a.m.
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JUDITH ANNE JANES (née Macklam)
Judith (Jude) was a woman of tremendous warmth, humour, and vitality, who left us far too soon.
Jude died peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, at St.
Michael's Hospital, Toronto, on Friday, April 6, 2018, as a result of complications following a stroke.
She was born on September 24, 1955 in Toronto. She is predeceased by her parents, Doris Whiteside and Ronald Macklam; and her older brother, John; and is survived by her sister, Susan.
Jude was the beloved wife and life partner of Robert for over 35 years. Together, they shared a love of home, travel, and their treasured dog, Coco.
Jude was a 39-year Scotiabanker, who found in her four years of retirement the chance to bake for friends and neighbors, to travel widely, and to enjoy her garden.
Jude was the much-loved stepmom of Daniela (Matt) and Andrea (Rob), and the affectionate and proud grandma of Ella, William, and Alice. She was a loving sister-in-law of Doug, and aunt of Matthew (Yara) and Adam (Kristen), and great-aunt of young Adam. She had many cousins and felt great love for all family ties. She was a dedicated friend, and has friendships from every stage of her life, including loving connections with friends formed over the last decade.
Jude was at the centre of our family life. As the host of every festive gathering for the last 20 years, she drew family, friends, and neighbors around her with her welcoming smile, vivacity, and superlative cooking. Those who loved her will remember her dancing green eyes, her ability to keep a secret, her laughter, her love of flowers, her skill at remembering everyone's favourite dish, her tenderness, her sense of humour, and her compassion.
A funeral service will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) on Friday, April 20th at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Toronto Community Living would be appreciated. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
MARILYN SKINNER JENKINS (Tolley)
Born September 28, 1930 died March 30, 2018. Born in Elgin, Illinois and raised in nearby Macomb, daughter of Donald B and Winnifred (Minck) Tolley.
Athletics, academics and arts all featured brightly in her colourful life. A championship golfer, competitive diver and all round athlete in the great outdoors Marilyn attended Vassar College graduating in 1951. Marilyn then worked at the Boston Museum for a year and found Museum Work to be her occupational dream. Next Marilyn spent a year volunteering at the Grenfell mission in Newfoundland where she met the father of her children, John Charles Jenkins, and travelled by schooner to Nova Scotia where she married and worked at the Nova Scotia museum both before and after her six children were born. Attending Western University for her Education Degree Marilyn qualified to work at the Royal Ontario Museum.
She loved the ROM and biked there nearly every day for over 25 years where her spectrum of skills in Native History, Natural history and Egyptology were revealed to thousands of school visitors.
A talented clarinet and guitar player, Marilyn loved music and she and her children all enjoyed playing and singing together, several becoming career musicians in their own right.
Predeceased by older sister, June (Neathammer); survived by her six children; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Marilyn's last years were filled with joy and comfort despite her declining health by the wonderful staff and residents at Christie Gardens, whom she was so blessed to know. Memorial will be at Manor Road United Church, 11 a.m. on July 28th.
JAMES GETHYN JONES "Jim" 1915-2018
In his 103rd year Jim joined many who went before him on the afternoon of April 2, 2018, Easter Monday. A graduate of Upper Canada College he served in the Army with the Sherbrooke Fusiliers during WWII as a radio operator. Returning from the war Jim began his own business in General Insurance and Real Estate, J.G. Jones Real Estate and Insurance was a long time business on Weston Road in Toronto. He continued to make the trek to Weston into his eighties. He married his wife, Margaret (Wardlaw) Jones after returning from the war being encouraged by his best friend, Ted McEvoy who was dating Marg's best friend, Doreen. Jim and Marg married in 1949. Marg passed away in 2000.
Many summers were spent enjoying lovely Stony Lake at Kawartha Park and in semiretirement, long stays in St.
Petersburg, Florida. Jim also was an avid stamp collector, gardener and RCYC member.
From his small garden on Lawrence Avenue he produced tomatoes that his neighbours and family looked forward to every year. Jim and Marg were long time members of Glenview Presbyterian church where he served as an Elder for many years. Jim lived independently into his 98th year making the decision to move to The Viva residence in Mississauga early in 2013. A decision he never regretted.
Dad/Papa/Grandpa will be lovingly remembered by his children, Richard (Maureen), Liz Bassett (Darryl) and his grandchildren, Gareth (Tiffany) and Braden Jones, Colin and Mark Bassett. He was predeceased by his parents and siblings.
We will say so long to Jim on April 28th at 1:30 p.m., The Granite Club, 2350 Bayview Avenue, Toronto. Reception to follow. He always liked a party.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sunnybrook Veterans Grant a Wish. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Trull Funeral Home, 1111 Danforth Ave. (416)465-4661.
LISA LEBRETON KORTHALS December 3, 1968 March 28, 2018
Age 49, died on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in an avalanche just north of Pemberton, BC.
Born in Toronto on December 3, 1968, Lisa enjoyed a life full of adventure. Her defiant will to live life on her own terms led her into many fields of pursuit, all of which she diligently perfected with grace and determination.
As a young girl she pursued a variety of activities including sailing, tennis and badminton but really discovered a passion for the outdoors while attending Camp Wanapatei. She became an avid canoe tripper and parlayed this into leading young teens on long, remote trips in Northern Ontario and the Yukon. The Coast Mountains of BC beckoned after high school and she based herself in Whistler where she thrived and progressed in the ski school, becoming a Level IV instructor.
Later in life she transitioned into ski guiding and worked at Mike Wiegele as well as becoming operations manager for Coast Range Helisports. She also managed at this time to obtain her real estate license and it soon became a flourishing business for her. She was also heavily involved in her husband, Johnny's handcrafted ski manufacturing business.
Lisa leaves behind a huge legacy in Whistler and Pemberton and will be remembered for her dazzling smile, infectious laugh, candour, warm hugs, many kisses and uncompromising style. Lisa is survived by her husband, Johnny; her son, Tye; her mother, Judy and husband, Peter Irwin; her father, Robin and wife, Janet Charlton; and her brother, Jamie. She was predeceased by her brother, Chris.
Many relatives include sisters-inlaw, Julie and Juliette; nieces, Mackenzie, Emma, Willa and Frances; and nephew, Leaf. www.
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It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of Horst Kreyssig, dear Husband to Jean, beloved Father to Marcia and Paul, Jennifer and Nathaniel, and Mark and Susan. Loving Opa to James and Eva, Stefan, Alex, Leonardo, Amanda and Ryan. Grand Opa to Emily Jean. Horst passed away peacefully on Good Friday March 30, 2018.
Horst had great respect for the precious nature of time. His days were always full with the responsibilities and joys of family and, up until very recently, his well-regarded work as a financial planner. We will miss his constant support.
In his last years, he was committed to building thoughtful and deep connections with all those he loved.
Many will recall his legendary stories, his early years spent in Berlin and Austria, and his many adventures after immigrating to Canada at 18 years of age--landing first in Winnipeg and later to Toronto, where he met his life partner of 57 years, Jean and started his family.
Horst also had great appreciation for the finer things in life...
camping with the kids, southern sunsets by the ocean, and long walks with friends. Conversations with Horst on the meaning of life, modern art, photography, Jazz, and so much more, enriched and inspired many. In his final years, Horst was an avid reader and he gained much comfort in the writings of Thomas Merton. Until his last breath, Horst's faith in God was profound.
As were his wishes, Horst was cremated with only immediate family present. A celebration of Life will be announced at a later date, where all who loved and admired Horst will be able to share memories and toast to his memory.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Scott Mission would be welcome.
JAMES H. LAND At Sechelt, B.C., April 12, 2018.
Son of the late Louisa and Archie Land of Toronto.
Brother of Nancy Watson of Picton, ON. Uncle of Pamela (Col Rory) Radford of London, UK and Peter Watson of Picton. Predeceased by brother-in-law, Geoffrey Watson; and niece, Prudence Watson.
He was a nature lover, activist, innovator and adventurer.
Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.
Passed away peacefully in her sleep at Mackenzie Health Centre on Saturday, April 7, 2018.
Luise, in her 90th year, was born in the city of Nurnberg, Germany on October 30, 1928. She moved to Canada in 1954 with her husband and raised her family in the city of Toronto. Luise is the widow of beloved husband Bill.
Loving mother to Glenn and Janice. Adoring Oma to Troy, Tayler, Thomas and Erik.
In celebration of her life, a viewing will be held at R. S.
Kane Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 17 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.
MARGARET LILLIAN MARSH (nee Peddie)
Died peacefully at Glen Warren Lodge in Victoria at 90. Born in Prince Rupert on July 19, 1927 to parents, Thomas Peddie and Olga Sophia Esther, she was one of six siblings.
Graduating from Burnaby South High School, Margaret was gifted and hard working, graduating with top honours. With a scholarship to Queens University to study Medicine she graduated in 1955, and practised medicine for the next 15 years. She also loved playing the piano which she often said was her true passion. Her other passion was traveling to escape winters, and lived in New Zealand, India, and the Philippines.
Our mother was an optimist, some would call her a visionary, always searching for ways to help people through nutrition, spirituality and holistic medicine. She lived her life on her terms pursuing what she believed in. She was impulsive often unconventional, but also adventurous and courageous.
Ultimately her life long quest was to help others! Survivedbysons,Peter,Chris,Steve, David; and 11 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her siblings, Ida, Olga, Tom, and Jennie; survived by brother, Jock.
There will be a celebration of life service on June 23rd, 2-4 p.m. at First Memorial, 4725 Falaise Dr. Victoria, BC. Send condolences to: http://www.dignitymemorial.com
LYNN MORRISON (nee Hyde)
It is with profound sorrow that the family of Lynn Elizabeth Morrison (nee Hyde) announce her death in Guelph, on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the age of 63. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Roy Morrison; father, Alexander (Sandy) Hyde; sister, Janet Hyde (Tom Mercik); uncle, Farrell Hyde (Marguerite); and her cousins, niece, and nephew.
Lynn had a lifelong passion for nursing. She was valedictorian of the last class of nurses to graduate from The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and went on to earn her BSc. and MSc. in nursing at the University of Western Ontario and University of Toronto respectively. Lynn worked as a neonatal nurse at the Hospital for Sick Children and later as a nurse practitioner specializing in neonatal air transport. Eventually her illnesses prevented her from continuing her nursing career and she enjoyed a quiet life in Guelph with her loving husband, Ron. Services are private.
Arrangements entrusted to the Gilchrist Chapel - McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, 1 Delhi Street, Guelph, (519-824-0031). If desired, donations to Sick Kids Foundation http://www.sickkidsfoundation.com would be appreciated. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: http://www.gilchristchapel.com and they will be forwarded to the family.
ROBERT FRANCIS NOBLE
After a long battle with cardiac disease Robert died peacefully at home on April 10, 2018 in his 79th year.
Beloved husband of Anne (nee Jeffery) for 49 years.
Dear brother of Mary-Lou Merritt and her husband the late Gordon, and brother-inlaw of John Jeffery and his wife Barbara of the UK.
Lovingly remembered by his niece, nephews, and their families. A memorial service will be held at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge St. (at Goulding, south of Steeles) on Wednesday, April 18 at 1:30 p.m., with visitation from 12:30 p.m. If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences http://www.rskane.ca
ELIZABETH "BETTY" JOAN NORTH (nee Cox)
Passed away peacefully at her home in Meighen Manor, Toronto on Tuesday, April 10 at 6:10 a.m.
She was 93 years old.
Betty was born on May 31, 1924 in Ottawa to George and Nellie (Moodie) Cox. She grew up in Ottawa and spent much of her youth at the family cottage near Fitzroy Harbour. She trained at Ottawa Civic Hospital and the University of Toronto to be a Public Health Nurse and started her career with the Victorian Order of Nurses in Guelph and Ottawa. In 1952 she married John North and continued her nursing career in Ottawa, as possible, while raising a family. John and Betty retired to Nanaimo BC in 1986 where they lived together until his death in 1993. Betty moved to Toronto in 2012 to live with son Ian and his wife Jennifer.
Betty was always helpful to others both as a nursing professional and as a friend. She was a fan of singer Bing Crosby and during her life travelled to Mexico, the UK, Italy, Scandinavia and Russia.
She enjoyed nature and travelling with her husband John and their camper van all over North America.
She is survived by two sons, Ian and James; a daughter-in-law, Jennifer; two grandchildren, Adelaide and Brendan; and two great-grandchildren, Ella and Cayden. She will be missed by her entire family, including nieces and nephew, Wendy, Jane, Olwyn, Neil, and her dear friends Mary and Ruth.
In the words of a 1949 NFB documentary about her work in the VON, "she was everybody's nurse".
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses at von.ca. Interment will be held in Nanaimo at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens and announced at a later date.
HEINZ H. RIEGER May 12, 1940 - April 7, 2018
Heinz passed away peacefully at home in his 78th year, surrounded by his family, with the Masters in the background on TV.
Friend, soulmate, and beloved husband of Margaret (nee Buchan). Proud father of Mark (Jennifer Platz) and Janice (Jon Colpitts). Outstanding Opa to Max and "Squashie" Colpitts, James Rieger, Andrea and Benjamin Platz. Cherished brother of MaryLouise from Quebec (Daniel McCormick) and Greti Rieger from Australia (Paul Wickham), and brother-in-law of Elizabeth from New Zealand (Murray Roberts).
Loving uncle to Michael and Matthew McCormick, and David and the late Helen Roberts. Dear friend to many.
Heinz came to Canada in 1957 to join his family in Montreal after completing his apprenticeship in plumbing, heating, and sheet metal in his native Austria. He worked in these trades while completing his commerce degree at Sir George Williams University.
After graduating, he worked at Sears Canada in Ottawa and Toronto, in the Plumbing and Heating Department. From Sears he moved to the fireplace industry, and ultimately cofounded CFM Inc. (Canadian Fireplace Manufacturing) in 1987, which became the leading gas fireplace manufacturer in North America.
Heinz retired in 1997 to pursue his many interests including photography and rebuilding antique cars. Together with Margaret, he greatly enjoyed travel and Scottish Country Dancing. He also devoted considerable time to his passion, golf, finding a number of kindred spirits with whom to share his enthusiasm.
Family and friends are invited to share their memories of Heinz during visitation at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) on Tuesday, April 17 between 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The funeral will take place on Wednesday, April 18, at 11:00 a.m. at Northlea United Church, 125 Brentcliffe Road, Toronto.
The family wishes to thank Heinz's many wonderful caregivers: Dr. Robert McKellar, the Michael Garron and Sunnybrook Hospitals, the Temmy Latner Centre, Saint Elizabeth Home Care and nurses Eunice and Christina from Nurses Next Door. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Heinz can be made to the Sunnybrook Foundation, directed to Melanoma Research.
Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
WARREN RITCHIE August 18, 1932 - April 7, 2018
Dad died the way he lived - with decisiveness, a consideration for others, and an eagerness to embrace the next adventure. And he got the timing right... At 85, he died before he got old. Weeks before the stroke that claimed his life, he was regularly catching first tracks on the slopes of Holimont, and he was excited about his upcoming trip to Whistler. Skiing came second only to family in what made him happiest.
He leaves behind children, Kelly, Stewart (Deb), Julie (Chris Byers); grandchildren, Sam, Jessica, Allison, Bridget and Libby; as well as nieces, Heather Bilodeau and MaryAnn McKenzie (Roy); and a handful of old friends.
Warren was a man whose qualities were as diverse as they were admirable. True to his Port Arthur roots, he was a real outdoors man, with a love of nature, duck hunting and fishing.
He was able to fix and build anything, skills garnered from turning fixer-uppers in Lorne Park Estates and Ellicottville, NY into beautiful living spaces. Privacy and natural beauty were key, and properties were always well tended yet authentic, from the periwinkle and impatiens in LPE to his "lawn" in E'ville. Just last summer he was planting seed and pushing his mower across his 2+ acre property.
As a father, he was strong, supportive, and relaxed. And though we knew he loved us, we were often afraid as kids of his quick - yet mercifully shortlived temper. Friends were not always spared from his exacting standards. Ever a generous and gracious host, you'd be met with a look of shocked disapproval if you asked for ice in your single malt, or your beef done any way other than rare. Heaven help the person cooking his burgers! He also had a healthy sense of fun.
Friends still recount tales of late night jazz shows, boozy dinners, and terrifying drives down treacherously snowy (and closed) Whig Street.
His gentle side was evident in the company of his grandchildren, his fondness for watching deer pass outside the chalet window, and his love of animals, especially cats.
A thoughtful man, he endeared himself to owners of obscure yet excellent restaurants (God knows how he and mom found these places!) by giving small gifts like Red River Cereal or Canadian Back Bacon. A natural athlete, we learned late in his life about the races he won running against the older boys at St. Andrew's College. Throughout his career as a Chartered Accountant and his decade as Treasurer of Holimont, he showed great integrity and honesty.
But by far the greatest love in his life was his "best buddy", Glenna.
Rarely are spouses more unified, and we are forever grateful for the loving example they set. Of course, as kids this gift was lost on us, as we tried (unsuccessfully) to muffle the sounds of their LPs playing late into the night as they snuggled on the couch with a bottle or 2 of red wine! Sad as we are to lose him, we can't help but feel happy that he and mom are now reunited, no doubt cruising down the best ski hills, drinking scotch, and tracking down where Glenn Miller is playing next.
You got it right, dad. You are an inspiration to us all, and we have no doubt you will enjoy this next chapter with the same zest you did the last.
Goodbye, dear dad. We love you and will miss you, always.
IAN ROBERT RUSSELL
Born in Toronto on October 25, 1940, the middle child of Michael and Ruth (Petrie) Russell, Ian died at 1:40 a.m. on April 12, 2018 at his home in Christie Gardens.
A graduate of UTS and with a Master degree in Engineering from the University of Toronto, he was a brilliant student and an independent thinker, moved and directed by high principles of justice and compassion. His career at Ontario Hydro spanned over two decades. He was its Comptroller General and, when promoted Director of Corporate Planning and Forecasting, he introduced major management innovations in the department, including increasing employees' autonomy and gender parity.
He inspired staff and colleagues around him in various ways.
One of these colleagues, after a visit with Ian, reminisced on different aspects of the influence Ian exerted on him.
His words echo other peoples' frequent comments about Ian.
Professionally: "There were times [...] Ian had to play referee. I don't think he ever directed me to take a different approach, he just pointed out alternatives."
In health and fitness: "If Ian had not been such an avid runner and avid student of running, I would [...] have a totally different body shape". As a parent: "He was definitely ahead of his time in taking such an active role in parenting. Things like leaving a meeting before it was over to make the daycare pickup time weren't common at the time, yet somehow Ian was able to manage it all and be respected by his boss, staff and colleagues for being able to do that."
Curious, loyal, and thorough, Ian distinguished himself by his ability to read a situation, capture its essence, and introduce improvements. Socially aware, an engaged citizen, a feminist man before his time, unassuming, gentle and sensitive, Ian was an active member of the local, national and international social justice community. Some of the Boards and Committees he served on were: as Chair of the Board of the Addiction Research Foundation (Present CAMH) from 1993 to 1997; as Co-chair, with Jack Layton, of the White Ribbon Campaign; as Treasurer of COSTI; on the Board of Oxfam Canada; on the Admission Committee of the United Way of Toronto.
He is survived by his wife, Bruna Nota; son, Michael; grandson, Rashon; step-children, Moira and Martin Nota-Smith; stepgrandsons, Xavier and Félix Lorrain-Smith; sister, Jane; brother, Michael (Marlene Turner); niece, Emma (great-nephew, Kaenoa); and nephew, Ben.
Bruna and the family are deeply appreciative of the staff at Christie Gardens for their consistently dedicated care. At his request, Ian's brain will support research on Parkinson's disease at the Movement Disorder Centre at Toronto Western Hospital. Other organs will be used for donation or research.
A memorial will be held at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Christie Gardens Foundation or other charity.
Peacefully on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at North York General Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Hyman Singer. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Cathy Singer and Matty Grossman, Peggy and the late Robert Singer.
Dear sister and sister-in-law of the late Ruth and Sam Teitelbaum, the late Jean Smith and Wayne Smith, and the late Micki and Bert Nyman. Devoted Bebe to Rachel and Jamie, Noah and Sarah, and Jordan. Great-Bebe to Jack and Oliver. Loving aunt to her nieces and nephews. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.
Interment Pride of Israel Section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva Sunday following the interment at 7825 Bayview Avenue #611, and Monday to Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 359 Glengrove Avenue. Memorial donations may be made in Robert's memory to CNS Site Group - Odette Cancer Centre c/o The Sunnybrook Foundation, 416-480-4483. Betty, Bea, Bessy, Bebe and Mom - you were a shining star and a guiding light.
You will be sorely missed.
BRENDA CHRISTINA SMITH (Tomlin)
With great sadness, the Smith family announces the passing of Brenda on April 9, 2018. Born on July 5, 1938, Brenda was a devoted wife and best friend to Garry; loving mother to Leah, Lyndsey (Dan) and Erin; proud grandmother to Sarah, Luke, Lauren and Kaitlyn; and sister to Brian Tomlin (Georgia).
She met Garry in their teens in 1955 while working at Dominion Stores then married in 1961, living in their Mississauga home for 54 years. Brenda had an esteemed career first with the Peel Board of Education and then as Human Resources Manager with the City of Mississauga.
With an infectious joy for life, Brenda's bubbly, friendly and caring personality touched countless people. She shared her intelligence, grace and humour with friends and family near home and at the family cottage in Gravenhurst.
Her life's passion was her family in whose hearts she will live on forever. She loved music, reading, travelling, playing bridge, pilates and spending time with her sorority sisters.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd, Etobicoke, on Saturday, April 21, 2018, 11 a.m. with reception to follow, visitation 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Trillium Health Partners Foundation - Mississauga Hospital, ICU at trilliumgiving.ca (905.848.7585) or to The Dorothy Ley Hospice at dlhospice.org (416.626.0116)
JAMES CHARLTON THOMPSON
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James Charlton Thompson (Jim), at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at the age of 77. Jim fought with great optimism against lymphoma, making plans to visit England to see family and friends and to attend the Bisley meeting.
Born in Leeds, Yorkshire, Jim attended St. Lawrence College and Cambridge University, completing his Ph.D. in Chemistry. His long academic career started with a post doctorate posting in Houston, Texas at Rice University before moving to Toronto where he spent his career at the University of Toronto in the Chemistry Department as Associate Chairman and later at the Scarborough campus as Physical Sciences Division Chairman.
Jim retired in 2003, allowing him to devote his time and energy to his passion for target rifle shooting.
A Life Member of the Ontario Rifle Association and Dominion of Canada Rifle Association, he traveled the world to participate in shooting competitions, captain international teams and catch up with friends. His committed involvement to the ORA and DCRA in various administrative positions resulted in being named to the DCRA Shooting Hall of Fame in 2005 and being made a Life Governor of the DCRA.
Jim was the much-loved father of Claire (Richard Draycott) and Eva (Pascal Lemieux); and grandfather of Peter and Stephanie. Dear brother of Pete and Sue; and beloved stepson of Liz. Fondly remembered by Marion Thompson.
Jim will be remembered for his wit, love of good single malt and Madeira, appreciation of his friends and family, and will be greatly missed.
Many thanks to the staff of the Peterborough Regional Health Centre palliative care staff for their affectionate care and attention over the past few weeks.
A service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Dominion of Canada Rifle Association or Peterborough Regional Health Centre.
DR. DONALD VERNE THOMSON DC
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr.
Donald Verne Thomson on April 11, 2018 at the age of 89. He leaves his loving wife, Huguette and stepdaughters, Kerry Ann (Steven) Asprey and Sherry Lyn (Mark) Duley. Predeceased by his wife, Joan and his son, Curtis. He leaves his sons, Lance (Sheila), Shawn and Darryl (Kerri). He also leaves a total of eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
A Celebration of his life will be held at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (at 14th St., between Islington and Kipling Aves., 416-259-3705) on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will begin in the Chapel at 3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to Bethell Hospice - foundation. bethellhospice.org would be greatly appreciated. Messages of Condolence may be placed at RidleyFuneralHome.com.
DOROTHY MARION TIEDJE (nee Taylor)
Passed away peacefully at her home on March 26, 2018, at the age of 95, as previously announced on March 31. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on May 5, at Central United Church, 220 George St., Sarnia, Ontario.
Arrangements entrusted to McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 519-344-3131. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at http://www.mckenzieblundy.com
ELIZABETH WEBSTER 1925-2018
Elizabeth Webster died peacefully, aged 93, at her home in Dundas, Ontario, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, surrounded by her family.
Daughter of the late Anne Marie Holbourne and William Lowe Gush. Survived by her children, Marc, Ardyth (Boris) Brott, Charlie (Carol), and Jimmy (Mary-Anne); her grandchildren, Alexandra, David (Marijana), Benjamin (Jennifer), Lauren (Mark), Callum, and Colin; and treasured greatgrandchildren, Isabella, Everett, Audrey, and Ève.
Born in Toronto, she specialized in modern languages at the University of Toronto, Victoria College, graduating with honours in 1946.
She was awarded the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal in 1978 for her services to Canadian music, the Association of Canadian Orchestras Award in 1986, she was the first recipient of the annual Cultural Executive Award by the Association of Cultural Executives.
She was appointed to the Order of Canada in 1992, was awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 and the Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.
Betty made an indelible impression on everyone who knew her and was a positive force in Canadian orchestral life throughout her tenure with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (1967-75), the Ontario Federation of Symphony Orchestras and Association of Canadian Orchestras (1975-97), and as the founding Executive Director of Orchestras/Orchestres Canada (1997-2001). She was a very proud Canadian and revered and loved every part of this great country.
Visitation Sunday, April 15th and Mon. April 16th, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Dodsworth & Brown Funeral, 378 Wilson St. E., Ancaster. Funeral Tuesday, April 17th, 2:30 p.m.
at Christ Church Cathedral, 252 James St. N. Reception to follow in Myler Hall.
DEBORAH EMILY SCHARBACH WHITEMAN 1952 - 2018
Deborah Emily Scharbach was born the youngest of three children on January 21, 1952 to John and Myrtle Scharbach. Deb completed elementary and secondary school in Toronto and an Honours BA in English Literature at Trent University in 1975; she was one of six students awarded the Symons Medal for a student in an honours program with highest overall standing on graduation.
During that time, she married and had two children, Emily Thera Whiteman, who lives in Pasadena California with husband, Bruce Buonauro, and Jesse David Whiteman, currently pursuing a PhD in neuroscience at York University, Toronto. She subsequently moved to Toronto, then Hamilton, Ontario (where she completed work towards a dual major in French), Montreal, Que, and Los Angeles, California (where she obtained her Masters in Library and Information Sciences (with distinction) at UCLA in 2003: Specialization - Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Many friends might be surprised to learn that Deborah spent two years as a private librarian to Loren and Frances Rothschild, major American collectors of Somerset Maugham. She wrote a bibliographical catalog for their collection, published by Heritage Books, LA, 2001.
Deborah worked at UCLA as a Rare Book Cataloguer and Special Collections Librarian 2004-2009 and then assumed the position of Head, Archives & Special Collections at Santa Clara University. In November, 2013, she attained the position of Head, Department of Rare Books & Special Collections at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto and was delighted to come home to Canada. Back in Toronto, she became even closer to her sister, Pat Harris and her husband, Dave; nephews, Michael, (Brandy), Sean (Lori) and Stephen (Brandy); and their children, Kaylee, Connor, Ocea, Jordan, Emma, and Owen.
When she retired from The Thomas Fisher Library in 2017 because of the recurrence of pancreatic cancer, there was an outpouring of sadness and praise from her staff. All of Deborah's colleagues from the top down let her know in phone calls and mail that her presence had changed the culture at the Fisher in so many positive ways.
On Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, Deb left us. She had chosen Medical Assistance in Dying.
On January 5, 2018, Deb came to live with us, her sister, Nan Williamson and husband, Rod in Peterborough, for her palliative care. Pat lamented that she was "losing her best friend."
In the weeks before Easter, Deb had visits, tearful and happy, with her nephews, Stephen, Sean, and Michael. Deborah's children, Jesse and Emily, were at her side talking and sharing their love in her last three days. Deb had requested candles, incense and music; and so, that last Sunday morning, her children sang to her as Jesse played one of her favourite songs, The Canticle of the Sun, also known as Laudes Creaturarum, Canticle of the Creatures, composed by Saint Francis of Assisi. It is a song to the Creator giving praise for the wonders of the material world; Francis wrote that everything in the natural world was a gift from God and, as such, deserved to be appreciated and valued.
All creation is shouting for joy Come, dance in the forest, come, play in the field, And sing, sing to the glory...
These lyrics so expressed Deborah. She loved all the things of this world, most of all beauty: changing winter sky colours and patterns, snow-lined trees, chickadees and juncos, seen each day from our parlour windows while she was ill, and before illness, the pleasure of neighbourhood walks in the ravine, deep blue violets popping up on the lawn. When she could no longer be out of doors she found beauty inside. Hers was a life of the arts: she found beauty in the curved lines of a copper pitcher, sketched for her notebook, she appreciated fine art, music and literature and, of course, the book, not only the historical significance, but the physicality - the beauty of bindings and illustrations. According to Pierce Carefoote, her successor, she loved the Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493 and showed it to a lot of visitors, the first super-illustrated book in print history with over 1800 wood cut illustrations and a wonderful Book of Hours from Paris ca.1460.
In early days she played the flute and the recorder and created sensitive watercolours. A visit to the AGO was her favourite Toronto outing. Other pleasures were creating delicious meals, wearing lovely clothes - the feel of cashmere, the smell of lavender, the taste of a perfectly ripe avocado, sliced and sprinkled with lemon juice and sea salt. These past months, she greeted us with a big smile every morning, felt joy as the sun touched her bed, as she drank her strong coffee with honey and cream. I have been aware these past months how deeply she responded to touch and caress that is truly present and truly loving. Such a sensitive, sensuous woman.
Deb loved beauty, yes, but also something more. Brought up as a Catholic, she kept the best parts for herself but searched for personal spiritual meaning in many places. She kept a copy of Aunt Blanche's bible and she searched for personal meaning in Buddhist philosophy. By her side, was a thumbed and underlined copy of You Are Here by Thich Nhat Hanh, the renowned Zen monk, author and meditation master. She was in the process of discovering how far mindfulness could take her.
Those who know her will remember her deep and compassionate listening.
She never listened in order to judge, criticize or evaluate. She listened to offer the other person a chance to express him or herself. And her deep looking directed toward the other made her capable of understanding and forgiveness.
One nighttime support worker said, "It was an honour to be with her."
We took care of Deb at our home for the last three months. We loved having her with us, so many interests, so intelligent and thoughtful, such a sense of humour, so grateful for the little pleasures of this world.
The morning of her leaving, a wonderful coincidence occurred: the doctor, who delivered Jesse at a Montreal hospital in 1988, was the same doctor who delivered Deb to peace. Deb rejoiced at their meeting.
She died with courage and grace, went to sleep surrounded by those close to her, with candles, incense and love.
That's the personal Deborah we knew. Her presence enriched us.
There will be a gathering of remembrance for close family and friends in Toronto: date and location TBD. Instead of a gift of flowers or other tributes, please consider a donation to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, U of T.
NANCY JANE REID (nee Boyd) June 20, 1926 - December 18, 2017
Friends are cordially invited to join her family and The Chamber Music Society of Mississauga in a memorial celebration of Nancy's life and accomplishments at Turner & Porter Peel Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (HWY 10, N. of QEW) on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 3 p.m., followed by a reception.
RSVP's may be made through her guestbook at http://www.turnerporter.ca
On April 4, 2018 Ron White was cast in a courageous and undaunted final fight with cancer.
Thousands of messages from adoring friends and relatives inspired this last act of his rich and full life.
He was a hugely celebrated Canadian actor who masterfully moved from stage to screen.
Born in 1953 in Dawson Creek, B.C., Ron was predeceased by father, Thomas Earl; mother, Grace Mary; brother, Brian; and twin brother, Don. Ron will be dearly missed by his treasured son, Jesse White; best-friend and best-foe, Lisa; big brother, Earl; and many much loved nieces, nephews, and in-laws.
The family expresses deepest thanks to Dr. Gail Darling and Dr.
Jennifer Knox, TGH staff, as well as the many friends who loved and supported him.
A celebration of Ron's life will take place at Crow's Theatre, May 6th at 3 p.m., Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Actors Fund of Canada in memory of Ron White.
MARJORIE ANNE WYNDHAM
After a long and wonderful life, passed away peacefully, at Muskoka Landing, Huntsville, on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in her 98th year. Anne was the beloved wife of the late John Steen "Jack" Wyndham. Loving mother of John (Lois), Andrea Ross (Geoff), and the late Cam (Mary Rothfels).
Cherished grandmother of Morna Watts (Chris), Gregory Watts (Melissa), Colin Wyndham (Sarah), Jennifer Ross, Trevor Ross (Jenny), Martin Wyndham, and Lee Wyndham (Nathan). Greatgrandmother of Connor, Griffin, Owen, Spencer, Cameron, Rowan, Oscar, Felicity, and Chelsea. Anne was predeceased by her three sisters and one brother.
She leaves behind countless memories of love, laughter, and finding something special in every day.
A celebration of life will be held in the summer. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Society.
Arrangements entrusted to Reynolds Funeral Home, Bracebridge, ON. Personal condolences may be sent at http://www.reynoldsfuneral.com