Saturday, May 25, 2019
CLARENCE W. COLE "Peter"
January 26, 1937 May 18, 2006
Lovingly remembered and sadly missed for 13 years by Jennifer, Carole and family.
MARY HILDA DICKSON (nee HEALEY)
May 25, 1920 - April 19, 2018
If roses grow in Heaven, Lord pick a bunch for me, Place them in my grandmother's arms and tell her they're from me.
Tell her I love her and miss her, and when she turns to smile, Place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for a while.
Because remembering her is easy, I do it every day, But there is an ache within my heart that will never go away.
Thinking of you today as you celebrate your birthday in Paradise.
Love, Kevin JAMES BROCK LAWRENCE
December 19, 1922 May 26, 2016 Forever in our memories and in our hearts. Love always.
Your Family JEAN SAUNDERSON Deceased May 26, 1993 "For thy sweet love remember'd".
Love Marion and Victoria.
VIOLA ADELAIDE MARTIN "Lola" (née Hobbs)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our wonderful, precious Mom on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Ron Martin. Loving mother of Cindy Waters (Marty), Stephanie Deacon (Fraser) and Linda Capretta (Dave). Cherished Grandma of Jessica (Paul), Kathryn (Kyle), Amy (Derek), Ashleigh (Dave), Melissa (Jesse) (Neil), Matthew (Chelsea), Kelly, Adam, Brandon (Robyn) and Mark. Loving GreatGrandma of Thomas, C.J., Alyssa, Eric, Deacon, Kourtney, Ryder and Elina. Dear sister of Shirley Wallis (late George) and the late Cookie Kinrade (Ken). Predeceased by her brother-in-law Doug Martin (late Mary Lou) and sister-in-law Shirley Weir (late Jim). Lola will be greatly missed by her friends and family.
We would like to thank Amanda, Heather, Susie, Tony and Nada for taking such great care of Mom while she was at the Brant Centre.
As per her wishes, cremation has taken place. For those who wish, donations in memory of Lola can be made to the Alzheimer's Society.
You are free now Mom.
We love you.
On May 21, 2019, in Victoria, BC, Anita Birt passed away peacefully in her sleep in her 97th year.
Throughout her life, Anita fearlessly pursued adventure.
She lived in the tropics of St.
Vincent's as a child. During the war she crossed an ocean to live in Wales with her husband Bill. She brought her family back to Canada and raised them all over the country from Montreal, to Calgary and Toronto. She finally settled in Victoria BC and pursued her passion for writing, becoming a published author of historical romance novels and nonfiction history. She was a lively debater with friends and family alike, a devoted patron of the arts and a life time student of history. She was devoted to her family and was a guiding light to them all.
Predeceased by her beloved daughter Lesley and Bill. Anita is mourned by her son Martin (Alana). She was the beloved Grams to Taylor (Dave) and Fraser (Francesca) and devoted "Gma" to Melissa (Ron). She relished play time with her great grandkids, Caroline, Imogen, Willa, Henry and Margo. Anita is also fondly remembered by her many friends in Victoria, including members of her Romance Writers group.
Her family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Douglas Care for their outstanding care and kindness.
MARGARET JANE BRACE (nee Trench)
1915 - 2019
Passed away peacefully, at home, surrounded by her family on May 21, 2019, in her 104th year. She was predeceased by her husband of 35 years, William Marshall Brace, in 1982. Margaret was a gentle but very determined force; she was the third woman to become a CA in Ontario and she served multiple charities over her many years, although she stopped working professionally when she married.
She was an avid bridge player and reader, traveled extensively, and enjoyed hours of fun at the cottage with friends and family.
She will be dearly missed by her children, Anne (and David) Dockendorff; Cathy (and Ian) Merritt and John (and Anne) Brace; and her grandchildren, Robert (and Malina) Dockendorff; Sarah (and Jean) Cousineau; John (and Geri) Dockendorff, Caitlin Merritt, Jordan (and Laura) Merritt, Alison Merritt, Maggie (and Torrie) Smith, Debbie (and Brendan) Brace, Robin Brace and Becky Brace; and her great grandchildren: Miles and Eliza Dockendorff; Jake and Liam Cousineau; and, Ruthie and Sidney Dockendorff.
The family would like to thank the many amazing caregivers who have helped Marg over the last several years: Mala who provided over 11 years of wonderful care; Marilou, Susan, Khatija, Josie, Gladys, Catherine and others, whose support meant so much to Marg and to the family; and, Dr. Katja Heineck of House Calls whose empathy and thoughtful advice were extraordinary. Such heartfelt thanks to you all! The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 5 - 8 pm on Thursday, May 23. The funeral will be held at 1 o'clock on Friday, May 24, 2019 at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church (230 St. Clair West, Toronto). If desired, donations may be made to Timothy Eaton Memorial Church or the Huntington Society of Canada. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymiles.com.
THOMAS DALGLISH "Roy"
Roy, aged 91 died swiftly Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto. He was born November 14, 1927 in Toronto to Kenneth and Margaret Dalglish. The family moved to Montreal shortly thereafter.
Brother to Robin Craig Dalglish and John Urquhart Dalglish (spouse Marnie), both deceased, he spent a happy childhood in NDG and Westmount where he attended Westmount High School. At McGill University, he completed an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering, which informed his curiosity and fueled the pragmatic versatility that he demonstrated throughout his life.
His university years also centered on his courtship of his future wife whom he pursued with consistent determination. He married Pamela Haldenby on November 24, 1951 in Montreal, 10 days after his 24th birthday, a maturity request from his future fatherin-law. As they left for their honeymoon. Roy vowed to look after Pam and absolutely did until the last hours of his life. Together Roy and Pam had three children: Peter (born 1958) Andrew (spouse Kathleen Corrigan) (born 1961) and Kate (born 1963). Their grandchildren are James, Elizabeth, Emily, William, Lucy and Sarah.
Roy often fondly recalled that he only held three jobs in his life. The first was as a bellhop at the Manoir Richelieu which he felt gave him exposure to all kinds of humanity and formed the basis for his gregarious nature and ease with people. Next his early professional years were spent working for Courtaulds initially in Essex, UK and later in Cornwall, Ontario. To the end of his days he could tell you more about viscose rayon than anyone would ever want to know. The bulk of his career was spent managing retail operations for BP Canada (later PetroCanada). His achievements included pioneering self-serve gas stations and growing BP Canada to be the second largest retail network in Ontario and Quebec. Along the way, BP gave away enough promotional glassware to circle the globe two and a half times. About his work he used to joke "If it doesn't move paint it, if it does move give it a glass!" He retired in 1984 at 57 and never looked back. During this lengthy and happy time he indulged his many interests, mostly rooted in Knowlton, Quebec, where virtually all of his recreational life had been spent with friends and family.
He sailed, carpentered, gardened, becoming Knowlton's "Peony King," and turned his considerably talented hands to a myriad of projects that always gave him pleasure and a sense of accomplishment. He frequently reflected on what a lucky and happy man he was.
He is survived by his wife Pam who remains in the wonderful care of the staff at 147 Elder Street, and all of his children and grandchildren; the family that was the core of his life's focus. No immediate service will be held as Roy disliked funerals, but a gathering is planned for this summer in Knowlton, where so many halcyon years with family and friends were spent.
Roy was one of the least selfconscious of men. He was rarely embarrassed, comfortable with his good fortune in life. His values were clear-cut and unwavering. He rarely apologized or lobbied for his opinions. While a crusty exterior could be the first impression, upon closer examination a warm, humorous and dear heart was at his very center. He was a genuinely nice man who reveled in looking after those he loved. It is difficult to delineate his impact on the lives he touched, but it is undeniable how he will be missed.
DAVID CHRISTOPHER FINDLAY ("Mobe")
Passed away peacefully in Brockville on May 16, 2019, surrounded by family. Survived by his wife, Joan (née Hopkins); brother, Seaton (Sue Garland); sister, Penelope (Allen Sackmann); children, Jamieson, Scott, Jonathan, Andrea (Christopher Shields), Susan; and grandchildren, Anneke, Aiden, Saraya, Maeve, Brigh and Eibhlin. Predeceased by sister Julia.
The eldest son of the late David K.
and Kathleen Findlay (née Seaton), Chris was born on October 20, 1932, into the stove-making Findlay family of Carleton Place, Ontario. In 1958 he married Joan Beatrice Hopkins, and together they raised five children.
He received BSc and MSc degrees (Geology) from McGill University, and a PhD (Geology) from Queen's University. Chris spent much of his career with the Geological Survey of Canada, retiring as the Director General, Minerals and Continental Geoscience Branch, in 1995. In the later stages of his career, Chris was involved in international work, particularly with projects under the auspices of UNESCO and the International Union of Geological Sciences. He was the founder and first chairperson of the International Consortium of Geological Surveys.
Chris received an honorary doctorate from the University of Quebec in 1996, in part for his role in helping to establish the Quebec Geoscience Center. In his younger years Chris was an enthusiastic pilot, and a love of boating lasted his entire life. His later interests included local conservancy issues.
Chris was that rare thing, a man both wise and caring, and a humorist to the end.
A celebration of life will be held on June 1, 2019, at the Barclay Funeral Home in Brockville, from 2 to 5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest planting of memorial trees through TreeCanada (http://www.treecanada.ca).
BRIAN MALCOLM FLUHMANN
Passed away, after a brief illness at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, on May 15, 2019, in his 86th year. He leaves behind his cherished wife Jacqueline, his Chat. He is also survived by his brother Billy (Maureen), his nieces and nephews, Lynn (Dave), Cathy (Wayne), Douglas (Wendi), and Carol Ann (Sheila), as well as great-nieces and nephews.
Brian and Jackie had recently relocated from Halifax to Mississauga in order to be closer to family. Second to his devotion to Jackie was his Alma Mater, Mount Allison University, where he was honoured this past fall for being the alumnus with the longest record for continuous giving, at 42 years.
He will always be remembered for his inquisitive nature and his constant generosity.
A small celebration of his life will be held in June.
In keeping with Brian's legacy of giving, donations can be made in his memory to Mount A.
CLIFFORD HUGH FRAME P.ENG.,B.A.Sc.
1933 - 2 019 Cliff passed away on May 21, 2019, aged 85, following a short illness, with his loving wife, Catherine, by his side at his home in Uxbridge. He is survived by Catherine; his seven children, Wendy, Kathleen, Jamie, Clifford, Geordie, Cameron and Mervyn; his 15 grandchildren, Clifford, Callum, Kyle, Andre, Shannon, Isabelle, Shane, Natasha, Nicholas, Alexa, Charlotte H., Kayleigh, Avery, Charlotte F. and Everleigh; and seven great-grandchildren.
Cliff was born in Russel, Manitoba, but was brought up in Trail, BC, after his parents moved there is 1935. Cliff often commented that he had an idyllic childhood in the mining town of Trail. The town had one of the best junior A hockey teams in Canada at the time, The Trail Smoke Eaters, on which he played defence. Trail also had some of the best skiing in the vicinity, with many mountains and rivers where he learned to hunt and fish. His summer semester jobs in the local smelter and mines of Cominco Ltd. provided him with the start to his mining career.
Turning down the opportunity to play with the New York Rangers, Cliff attended the University of British Columbia, financed by a hockey scholarship. In 1956, Cliff graduated with a degree in Mining Engineering.
He would go on to have an expansive career in mining over the decades, and is renowned as one of the most accomplished primary resource-based developers anywhere in the world during his time; leading and making successes of large and complex world-class business ventures throughout much of the world, spanning Canada, Asia, Africa, and Europe. Cliff was named the highly respected "Mining Man of the Year" by the Northern Miner in 1984, and again in 1987, an accomplishment for which he was later recognized by Prime Minister Mulroney.
Cliff began his mining career at Denison Mines Limited, a company for which he would work three times over the course of his career and eventually become president. For over ten years, Cliff also worked for International Nickel Company in Canada, Australia and Indonesia. In 1971, Cliff moved to Ireland to develop Europe's largest lead-zinc mine owned by Tara Mines.
Cliff would go on to form Curragh Resources in 1985 and successfully reopened the Cypress Anvil zinc and nickel mine in the Yukon. In 1989 Cliff was particularly proud of being made an Honorary Chief of the Kaska Dena Nation, which awarded him the name 'Ano Sede', meaning 'man who travels afar'. This honour was bestowed upon Cliff after Curragh entered into a joint venture to develop the Sa Dena Hes lead and zinc mine in the Yukon, which extended to the Kaska Dena Nation business, employment and trading relating to this venture. Further along in his career, he formed and owned several resource-based companies in Canada, which included Ontzinc, Frame Mining, Silvermet and Global Uranium. Cliff also sat on the board of directors of several companies and provided expertise advice and consulting to many others.
In 2007, Cliff established the 'Clifford H. Frame Sustainable Mining and Processing Engineering Endowment' fund at the University of British Columbia in support of mining engineering-related activities and programmes at the university. He was also a guest lecturer at McGill University.
Cliff was a member of the Thompson Chapter of the Masonic Lodge of Manitoba for more than fifty years and a contributing member of Rameses Shrine.
Whenever possible, Cliff continued to hunt and fish, primarily in the Canadian North and Alaska. He particularly enjoyed canoe and fishing trips with his wife and friends. He skied into his eighties, typically at his favourite skiing destination in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Until his final days he was delighted to be living on his working farm in Uxbridge where he raised Black Angus cattle. It was where he loved to be and, over the years, where he enjoyed countless visits from his loving family and friends. In his heart, Cliff was always a true family man, a loving husband, a committed father, and a doting grandfather. He will be profoundly missed.
Visitation will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Sunday, May 26, 2019 from 6:00 - 9: 00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at Trinity United Church, 20 First Ave, Uxbridge, on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Immediately following the service, Cliff will be laid to rest in Uxbridge Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Shriners Hospital for Children Montreal Unit are welcome in lieu of flowers. For online condolences, please visit http://www.lowandlow.ca.
CAMILLE MARIELLE GEE (Pelletier)
May 31, 1925 - May 18, 2019
Passed away peacefully at home in Toronto after a valiant struggle with Alzheimer's disease.
Camille was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec to the late Leonard and Alexina (Brault) Pelletier.
She had a happy childhood she shared with her siblings Claude, Roger, Paul, Leonard and Estelle.
After completing her higher education at Maplewood Convent in Waterloo, Quebec and assisting her father in the family business, a women's fur and fashionwear store, she left for Montreal to attend art school and pursue a career in commercial art.
It was in Montreal that she met and married the love of her life, William (Bill) Gee, and started her family. Camille adored being a mother and grandmother and was always generous with her love, compassion and encouragement.
In addition to being a talented illustrator and artist, she was a gourmet cook and consummate seamstress. A beautiful lady inside and out, Camille loved to laugh and was happiest when surrounded by her family.
Camille will be sorely missed by her husband of 66 years, Bill, her daughter Estelle (Ken), son Billy (Cerys) and beloved grandson Liam. She was predeceased by her brothers and leaves behind her sister Estelle, nephew Paul Légaré, sister-in-law Nicole Pelletier and niece Myriam Pelletier.
Special thanks to her devoted caregiver Saba Tassama, the great people at Circle of Care and especially to Dr. Jennifer Arvanitis.
A private interment took place on May 24, 2019 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. A celebration of Camille's life will be announced at a later date.
If desired, please make donation to Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care (http://www.tlcpc.org)
DEREK HOLMAN D.Mus. (London), FRAM, FRCO, FRSCM, FRCCO Derek Holman, organist, composer, choir master, professor and animal lover, died in Ottawa on May 20, 2019. Beloved husband of Margaret Holman; father of Susan, Nicholas and Judith (Peter); grandfather to Derek, Michael and Riley; dear brother of Pearl (John); uncle to Karen (Giorgos) and Steve (Dee); and great-uncle to PJ.
Dr. Holman, as he was known by his choristers and students, was born in Cornwall, England on May 16, 1931.
He held posts as an organist and choir-director in Anglican churches in England and Canada and was a professor for almost thirty years in the Faculty of Music's Department of Theory and Composition at the University of Toronto. From 197585 he conducted the Canadian Children's Opera Chorus.
Dr. Holman was an established composer, creating many choral works, including hymn arrangements, a children's opera, song cycles and oratorios. He received commissions from numerous artists and organizations, such as the CBC, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, the Toronto Children's Chorus, the Aldeburgh Connection and many others.
He was an inspiring mentor to countless young people in his church choirs, at the university and in the Canadian Children's Opera Chorus.
He was awarded the Order of Canada for his services to music and received an honourary degree of Doctor of Sacred Letters from Trinity College in the University of Toronto.
A memorial service will be held in Toronto this fall to honour his musical legacy. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to the Toronto Humane Society would be welcome.
JOHN HARRISON HOUGH
Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on May 17, 2019 at Hospice Georgian Triangle Campbell House in Collingwood. He was lovingly supported by friends and with family at the end. He is survived and loved by his wife, Susan (McKenzie); daughters, Jennifer Pappagallo (Marco Papagallo), Tricia Hough (Chris Edwards); grandchildren, Olivia, Isabella, Gianluca, Charlie and William; stepsons, Joe (Gill), Scott (Jacklyn) and Matt McKenzie; step-grandchildren, Alexandra, Cole, Parker and Charlie; brother, Paul Hough (Nancy); and sister-in-law, Rose Sloan. He was predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth and Jack Hough; and first wife, Frances Hough with whom he spent 44 happy years.
John attended St. Andrew's College in Aurora, Ontario where he loved football and the pipes. He was a distinguished lawyer and spent his entire career at Faskens on Bay St. where he is remembered by his many colleagues. He spent his winters skiing fast at Devil's Glen and summers golfing at Mad River to varying degrees of success.
A celebration will be held in Houghie's honor at Devil's Glen Country Club on June 8th from 3 to 6 p.m.
The family thanks everyone who cared for him over the last two years and especially Dr. Mark Quigg. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Collingwood General & Marine Hospital and Hospice Georgian Triangle. Friends may visit John's online Book of Memories at http://www.fawcett funeralhomes.com
LAWRENCE WALKER JOHNSTON (Larry)
October 7, 1955 May 21, 2019 Beloved son of Iris and Harry (deceased) Johnston; loving brother of Jay (Susan) and Bruce (deceased); cherished husband of Ailsa Hanson. Son-in-law of Ken and Jean (deceased) Hanson; brother-in-law to Ron Hanson and Lesley (Rodney) Tennant. Uncle to Heather (Joe), Eric, Caroline (Jamie), Alison (George), Jane (Tim), Miriam and Rosalind.
Born and raised in Sault Ste.
Marie, Larry moved to Toronto to pursue his MA and PhD in political science at the University of Toronto. He taught at U. of T.'s Scarborough Campus and at Ryerson, and wrote and coauthored several introductory political science texts. He was then employed by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the Legislative Research Service.
Larry said that music was his 'avocation' and he spent 25 years as organist and choir director at Westway United Church in Etobicoke.
He was diagnosed with brain cancer in 1999 but refused to let his disease define him or dictate how he would live his remaining years. He continued to work, but decided that when he retired he wanted to return to Northern Ontario. The family moved to Richards Landing on St. Joseph Island near the Sault in 2007.
After surgery in 2012, Larry retired from full-time employment at the Legislature, but about a year later was back on contract, working remotely at a job he loved.
He also became very active with the St. Joseph Island Pastoral Charge, singing in the choir and filling in as organist and choir director as well as serving on various committees. Larry was an avid photographer, reader, gardener, hiker and cyclist. He lived with great courage, integrity, honesty and compassion, and will be dearly missed.
Heartfelt thanks to family and friends for your love and support throughout the last difficult weeks of Larry's life.
A memorial service will be held at Westway United Church, 8 Templar Drive, Etobicoke on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 11 a.m.
A service of remembrance will be held at a future date on the Island.
Gifts to a charity of your choice in Larry's memory would be deeply appreciated.
Please visit our Book of Memories at http://www.wardfuneralhome.com
RICHARD ALLAN LEE-SING M.D
1939 - 2019
Our family is saddened by the loss of Richard on May 16, 2019.
Richard came to Canada from Trinidad to study medicine at McGill University. He married, started a family and medical practice, caring for and laughing with his family and patients over the next 50 years.
He died peacefully, surrounded by his family. He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Ann; their children, Suzanne (Michael), Nancy (Dan), Natalie (Michael); and cherished grandchildren, Adam, Cameron, Sarah and Matthew.
He will be missed by sisters, June and Donna; and brothers, Swithin and Godfrey; as well as his many wonderful nieces and nephews and the thousands of patients that he treated so lovingly during his practice. He was predeceased by siblings, Claudette and Angus.
Friends, family and patients will be warmly welcomed at Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto.
Visitation will be held Sunday, May 26th from 5-9 p.m. A service will be held in the chapel on Monday, May 27th at 4 p.m. with a reception to follow 5-7 p.m. Please visit Richard's memorial webpage at http://www.etouch.ca for extended obituary and service details.
MARGARET ELIZABETH MCCULLOCH
In Toronto, on Thursday, May 16, 2019, Margaret Elizabeth McCulloch, beloved wife of the late Dr. J. Clement McCulloch and the late Dr.
John Simpson. Dearly loved aunt of Alison Bain Baker and John Craig Bain. Dear stepmother of Barbara Mitchell, John McCulloch, Kenneth McCulloch and Christina Quarton.
Predeceased by her parents John and Margaret Carswell Bain and her only brother John Carswell Bain.
A private service was held with interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.
Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymiles.com.
MARKO MIHIC MD
Emeritus It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved Marko. He left us peacefully on May 21, 2019.
Devoted husband of the late Nada, beloved father of Niko (Beatriz) and Alan (Sonsoles), and treasured grandfather of Luka, Tiziana, Marina, Alejandra and Goran. He was loved by his brothers and sisters, the late Ivanka and Uros, the late Srecko and Annette, Visnja and Ante, Nadica and Stanko, Drazen and Daniella, and all their children. He lived a wonderful long strong and meaningful life impacting thousands.
In his 50 years as a physician, he worked tirelessly for his patients and was loved and respected by all. As a researcher in Diabetes he made tremendous contributions to the field publishing a multitude of papers. He also introduced the technique of fine needle thyroid biopsy to Canada. He was a true patriot of his native Croatia. During its struggle for independence and in his capacity as Prior of the Sovereign Military Order of St.
John of Jerusalem in Toronto, he persuaded a multitude of companies, organizations, and individuals to contribute to the cause and collected and delivered a colossal amount of medical supplies (3600 truck loads) to Zagreb. For his efforts he was awarded the Order of Danice Hrvatske by the President of Croatia Dr. Franjo Tudjman.
After retiring as a physician at 82 years of age, he decided to further contribute to the Croatian community of Toronto by establishing Cronet a television program that ran weekly for over a year on Omni television celebrating Croatian culture in Toronto. He lived life with purpose, conviction, and an indomitable will, guided by love for his family, and his fellow man.
He will forever be treasured and remembered.
A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday the 30th of May at 10:00 a.m. at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, 1300 Leslie St., North York, followed by a remembrance at 215 The Donway West.
MATTHEW ROWLEY MOODY
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Matthew Rowley Moody. As the much respected founder and CEO of Selkirk Foods Corp. he was also a devoted father, son, brother, husband, uncle and friend and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Matthew was predeceased by his father and mother; Harry and Patricia; and his treasured wife, Silvia. He is survived by his loving daughters; Lia and Emily, much beloved by his sister, Katy Molyneux (David), brothers; Jeremy (Beverly), Simon (Lyssa), and David (Mary).
He also has several nephews and nieces; Myles, Adrian, Sam, Amy, Christopher, Patrick, Lindsey and Ian who will sorely miss their joyous, funny uncle.
A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at: Trull Funeral Home & Cremation Centre - 1111 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1M5 with reception to follow at Against The Grain - 25 Dockside Dr.
May 4, 1959 - May 18, 2019 Gordon Ian Moors (Gord) passed away unexpectedly at his home in Canmore, Alberta on May 18, 2019, with his life partner, Trish Brister, at his side. He leaves his cherished daughter Danielle, Trish and her sons, and family: his father, Dr.
David Moors, and his sisters and brothers, Jean-anne, Mark (Fara), Rod (Joy), James (Tina) & Kara (John) and their children. Gord is predeceased by his mother, Joan Moors.
Born in Regina SK. on May 4, 1959, Gord was the second son and third child of six Moors children.
Early childhood years were spent in Bengough, SK, Ottawa, Montreal, and Vancouver while his father completed his residencies and settled to practice in Ottawa in 1967. He enjoyed successful and lively high school years and activities and was a loyal friend to many. Every winter weekend Gord honed his skills as an expert and daring skier on the hills of Gatineau and the Laurentians.
In 1978, after his final school year, Gord moved to Calgary with little more than a desire to ski. But he also had significant ambitions and the drive and intelligence to pursue them. After several years of construction work, and then graduating from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1985, he embarked on a career in the automotive industry, first in the corporate world, then in retail. To become a stellar car dealer, he worked with singular focus and determination; his first milestone being the remake of Varsity Chrysler into one of the most successful Chrysler dealerships in Western Canada. This was followed by an expanding network of successful dealer partnerships in Western Canada and the establishment of his reputation as a savvy and reliable business leader. He was principled in the pursuit of his goals and very generous in helping fellow entrepreneurs, including people with potential who would have floundered had they not received his support.
By any measure Gord was an admired member of the Calgary community - respected by his peers and competitors and valued by his employees. Gord touched many lives with his contributions to family, colleagues, and friends.
He loved his daughter, Danielle, and was proud and supportive of her accomplishments as she advanced in her studies and career. He looked forward to their father-daughter excursions to London, Paris and New York, and he and Danielle were frequent visitors to Ottawa to be with his parents and family. He cared for his mother as her health declined and was heartbroken upon her death in 2017.
In Fall 2018, with Gord at the helm, the Moors family toured the Battlefields of WW I & II in Northern France, the first trip as an (almost) complete family in over 40 years. The well-being of his father was now paramount, and he and Gord spent many evenings talking about business and family. He deeply respected his beloved partner Trish for her accomplishments and supported her professional endeavors. Trish and Gord's home in Canmore was a welcome haven to relax in the tranquility of the Rockies.
Gord had just celebrated his 60th birthday with Trish, Danielle, friends and family on a snowy May evening. He looked forward to quieter years to enjoy all the good things of life.
A principled man of the people who left us too soon, Gord was much loved, highly respected and will be deeply missed.
A celebration of Gord's life will take place on: Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
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JOYCE VIVIAN SAFRATA (née Stark)
June 11, 1931 - May 17, 2019
Died peacefully surrounded by her sons and daughter in Vancouver, BC. Born in Greenock Township she grew up in Paisley, Ontario. Predeceased by Leon Safrata, her soulmate, and loving husband with whom she built a wonderful life in Toronto rich with travel, business success, skiing and sailing. Her spirit, big smile, love of food, wine, and a great story will be carried on by her sons Alan (Sandi Spear), Robert (Jacqueline Koerner), and daughter Renée (Jim Sellner) her grandchildren Stefan, Jackson, Mira, Jana, Neilson, and Milan as well as close friends and extended family. Joyce lived her best life. She was loved by many and wishes everyone Joy and Love forever! Celebrate her life with those you cherish. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to https://vancouver.
ORYST HARY SAWCHUK
1928 - 2019
Architect, artist and community leader, Oryst Sawchuk died May 2, 2019, at Health Sciences North in Sudbury of complications following a successful heart procedure at St.
Michael's Hospital in Toronto. He was 91.
Prior to entering the hospital, he was still working as senior partner with Sawchuk Peach Associates Architects Planners. In the 1980s, he worked as an urban planner tasked with developing the Thornhill-Vaughan Community Plan. In 2001, he designed the national memorial in Ottawa to Canadians who fought for the Republic in the Spanish Civil War.
He was a progressive president of the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce in 1988, a time when the city was shedding its mining town image.
Predeceased by his parents, Michael and Sophia, who were immigrants from western Ukraine; and his brother, Taras; he is survived by his partner, Vicki; his son, Sergei and his wife, Julie; his son's mother, Natasha; and grandchildren, Ivan and Viktor.
The family is planning a celebration of his life Saturday, June 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Jubilee Centre on Applegrove St. in Sudbury.
JAMES MACDONALD SHARPE (Don)
February 21, 1942 Shawinigan, Quebec May 19, 2019 Calgary, Alberta Surrounded by love James MacDonald (Don) Sharpe aged 77, began his final journey Sunday, May 19, 2019.
Don was raised in Montreal, PQ. His working career was in the Investment Community in Montreal, Calgary, and Vancouver, and later in Income Tax Preparation in Vancouver and Calgary. Don was a TV sports fan of NFL football, International soccer, and golf. He also enjoyed food/ cooking programs. He looked forward to his annual road trips to BC wine country. Don was an avid reader. He was a people person.
Don is survived by his wife and best friend of forty-two years, Bronwen "Bron" (nee Evans) of Baie d'Urfe, PQ; son, Jimmy (Crystal Braun); daughter, Meghan (Daniel) Soucy; treasured grandchildren, Korbyn, Errek, Kyler, and Ashlyn; and sister, Nancy (Ron) McDougal of North Bay, ON. He is also survived by brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Diane (Carlton) Evans of Ottawa, ON; as well as several cousins, nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and nephews in Ohio, Alaska, BC, Ontario, and Australia. Don was predeceased by his parents, James MacDonald (Don) and Mollie (Mary Stevenson) Sharpe; sister, Louise (Alfred) Cooper of Cleveland, Ohio; and sister and brotherin-law, Pat (Evans) and Wayne Capling of Beaconsfield, PQ.
As per Don's request there will be no funeral service. A very special thank you to cousins, Leslie (Joss) and Larry Cruikshank for their enduring support throughout Don's last days. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Rockyview General Hospital Foundation w w w. c a l g a r y h e a l t h t r u s t . c a , or to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403) 955-8818, http://www.childrenshospital.
ab.ca. Condolences may be forwarded through www.
In living memory of James Sharpe, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.
MARGARET MARY TENNIER (Burke)
It is with profound sadness that the Tennier sisters say goodbye to their loving mother. Margaret Tennier passed away peacefully at the Grace Hospital on May 12, 2019, less than four months after the death of her beloved husband of 61 years, John James "Jack" Tennier. She is survived by her five daughters, five sonsin-law, thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild: Beth (Brian Coates; John (Amy and baby Ella), Tom and Martha); Kate (Hugh Stuart; Emma and Ethan); Anne (Jim Barber; James (Tara), Paul (Paige) and Margaret); Adele (Craig Dickinson; Evan and Audrey) and Suzanne (Andrew Cranston; Alastair, Iain and Katie). Survived also by her dear sister and brotherin-law Mary and Peter Tuer and predeceased by her brother Peter and sister-in-law Estelle.
Born in 1931 and raised in Timmins by parents James and Katie (Egan), Marg spent many joyful summers with extended family on the Ottawa River at Sandpoint. Marg graduated from the University of Toronto in 1953 with a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce and Finance, one of only two women in her class. An excellent student with a robust intellectual curiosity, she later obtained a Master's Degree in Economics from the U of T.
She initially worked for Aetna Life Insurance before pursuing a career in teaching.
Marg had a wide, eclectic range of interests. To enrich her frequent extensive trips to Europe with Jack, she took numerous Art History courses at Carleton University to enhance their appreciation of both art and history. She also put her knowledge to good use by volunteering for over twenty years as a docent at both the National Art Gallery in Ottawa and the ROM in Toronto. Marg loved baseball with a passion, initially supporting the Expos and later the Blue Jays.
She happily discussed player stats or trade rumours with remarkable insight. While a resident at Loretto College, she acquired her life-long love of bridge, through which she made many good friends in both Ottawa and Toronto.
Despite her physical challenges, she was extremely positive, encouraging her daughters' pursuits and always available for an interesting chat. She was an excellent cook, known for preparing and hosting countless delicious meals. Her pies were world-renowned and will sadly be missed! First and foremost, Marg will always be remembered as a remarkable and loving wife and mother.
A private family funeral has been held in her honour.
Condolences may be left at http://www.heritagefuneralcentre.ca
GORDON DANIEL TAYLOR WATTS
Gordon Daniel Taylor Watts died very suddenly of a brain hemorrhage on May 21, 2019. He leaves his wife, Carolyn; his son, Matthew; five siblings, Murray, Mary, Robert, Muriel and David; as well, many nieces, nephews, stepchildren, and grandchildren.
His death is an enormous loss to all of us as he was a much-loved, much admired and an accomplished man.
Gordon was born in Granada, Northwestern Quebec to Murray Edmund and Marjorie Elizabeth Watts and moved to Toronto at age eight. He attended St.
Michael's College, and graduated from the University of Toronto with a BSc in mining engineering.
When young, Gordon roamed Australia, the South Pacific, Asia, and Alaska, working as a field engineer, eventually becoming a systems analyst with Noranda when use of computers in mining was in its infancy. After four years he became a mineral economist.
Expanding his skills even further, he developed specialized computer applications for the mining industry and sold them worldwide - and to this day. His work has taken him all over the world and into remote places. His databases have been used by the Federal Government.
Not least, his expertise in mining and taxation led to assignments with the European Commission.
Visitation will be held at the RosarMorrison Funeral Home & Chapel, 467 Sherbourne St., Toronto on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 3 p.m.
followed by a celebration of his life at 4 p.m. Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Children's Book Bank at www.
canadahelps.org/en/charities/ the-childrens-book-bank/ would be greatly appreciated.