Saturday, April 6, 2019
GEORGE WALTER BROWNELL
July 3, 1923 March 30, 2019 Geologist, teacher, lover of trees, birds, fossils and all things in nature. Steadfast and ethical. Our rock. It is with a deep sense of loss that we say good-bye to George. We will miss him forever. A good husband to the late Fridel, loving father to Kathryn and Michael and caring father-inlaw to Douglas and Leah.
Sweet grandfather to Maya and Pakesso, Jasper and Justine.
The family would like to thank Marietta Nhel Suba and her Angels and the doctors, nurses and caregivers at the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre for their immense caring and support.
June 26, 1922 April 3, 2019 We are celebrating a champion of peace and social justice who mentored several generations of activists around the world.
Meyer grew up in North Winnipeg among the community of Jewish refugees. He dedicated his life to honouring the civil liberties that he knew all humans deserved.
True to his socialist principles, he fought against inequality, war, violence, environmental destruction, and displacement until his final days. In 1946, at the age of 25, Meyer joined Tommy Douglas's CCF government in Saskatchewan. He was the last surviving member of the core group of public servants who brought medicare to Canada.
While with the Saskatchewan government, he acquired a PhD in Political Economy from Harvard University.
His positions included Deputy Minister of Municipal Affairs (Saskatchewan, 1960), U.N.
Advisor to the Government of Jamaica (1962), Supervisor of Research for the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism (Ottawa, 1964), Professor and Director of Political Economy (University of Toronto), U.N. Advisor to the Government of Tanzania (1969), Professor of Environmental Studies (York University), and Advisor for the reorganization of the Winnipeg government (1971-72).
As Chair of Oxfam Canada between 1975 and 1992, Meyer visited the refugee camps of Honduras and the conflict regions of El Salvador and Nicaragua, communicating stories of war, torture, and displacement to the United Nations, the United States Senate, and the Government of Canada. During this time, he was also an international observer of elections in Namibia, Mozambique, and Eritrea, as well as NGO Observer at the polling station where Nelson Mandela cast his first ballot. In the latter role, he witnessed Mandela vote for the first time, and then congratulated him, the only Canadian to do so.
In recognition of his humanitarian work internationally, Meyer was awarded the Lester B. Pearson Peace Medal in 1986.
Meyer was a loving father, grandfather, and greatgrandfather. He was a very sociable guy and, in his later years, derived great joy from his daily walks, greeting his neighbours, watching the children play at Vermont Square Park, and catching hockey games at the Bill Bolton Arena. He loved music, sports, and the Canadian outdoors, and had a special soft spot for the Qu'Appelle Valley and Trout River, Newfoundland.
A few days before he became ill, Meyer attended Tafflemusik's performance of Bach's Saint Matthew Passion. He said it was the performance of a lifetime. His was an extraordinary life, and he lived it well.
Predeceased by his parents, Olia and Charlie Brownstone; his beloved sister, Channah; brother, Soime; and his wife, Diana Moeser; he is survived by his children, Arni, Lisa (Gary Robins), and Keir (Jennifer Dale); his grandchildren, Teva (Susan), Jacob (Alanna), Brooklyn (Bert), Midori (Anthony), Zoe, and Veronica; his great-grandchildren, Atreyu and Hannah; his brother, Shieky; cousins, Yude and Nathan; first wife, Razie; and special daughters-in-law, Robin and Beatriz.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Oxfam Canada.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 7th from 1-2 p.m., followed by a life celebration at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery (375 Mount Pleasant Road, East Gate entrance). For online condolences please visit http://www.etouch.ca.
FORREST MORGAN BUCKINGHAM
Passed away peacefully at the age of 95 on December 7, 2018. Predeceased by his wife, Leila (nee Mackenzie) of almost 70 years. Survived by his children, Nancy (Tilt), John, Andrea (McKay) and Cheryl (Brownlie); seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Forrest served as an officer in the US Navy during WWII, then found his calling as an educator, serving as a highly respected Forestry Professor at both the University of New Brunswick and the University of Toronto, retiring in 1988.
Forrest loved his family and particularly enjoyed classical music and the outdoors. Even during his last year, he was happiest when family would take him for walks along the Lake Ontario waterfront.
Many thanks to all the staff at Lakeshore Lodge for their exceptional care and kindness to both Forrest and his family.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 stoplights west of Yonge Street), on Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
ROBERT HUNTER CRANDALL "Bob"
Aged 89, passed away quietly in Kingston on April 4, 2019 as family gathered.
Predeceased by his wife Frances of 62 years in 2017, he will be dearly missed by his four children Rob, Ian, Heather (Gord), and Peter (Nini), his ten grandchildren Alex (Emma), Vanessa, Jessica, Samantha, Erica (Cam), Kathryn, Elizabeth, Thomas, Sophie and Max, his two great-grandchildren Molly and Naomi, his sister Kathryn, nieces and nephews David, Bruce, Bill, Kathryn, Louis, Judy, Richard and Lisa, and many friends, neighbours and colleagues.
Bob was born in Halifax NS. The youngest son of Minnie (Parker) and William Crandall he was raised, along with sisters Jean and Kathryn and brother Bill, in Moncton NB (his summers spent at Cape Brule). He emerged in the post-war years with a deep appreciation for reason, tolerance, thrift, generosity, accountability, and a drive to make the world a better place.
Bright and capable, Bob attended Mount Allison University before transferring to Queen's University; graduating in 1951 with a B.
Comm. A Beaverbrook Overseas Scholarship took him to the London School of Economics. On the return trip to Canada, he met his life-long partner and soon-tobe-wife, Frances Lou Craig.
Bob worked in Toronto first as a Chartered Accountant for Clarkson & Gordon, then as a management consultant for Woods, Gordon. Later, the Bursar for Queens University in Kingston, he was pivotal in transforming the institution's financial planning and control systems.
Following a chance opportunity to teach as an Assistant Professor at Queen's , Bob knew he had found his calling. Education had transformed his life and he now had the chance to educate others. He moved to California to complete an MBA and Ph.D.
at UC Berkeley and, returning as a tenured professor within the newly-formed Queen's School of Business, Bob taught accounting and organisational behaviour for both undergraduate and graduate programs. For nearly 30 years he inspired a legion of students to see accounting as a profession with high ideals and goals. It's hard to estimate Bob's influence over the years but judging from the numbers of alumni who kept in touch, the student prize given in his name each year, and his induction into the Smith School of Business 'Hall of Fame' in 2016, he clearly touched and influenced many lives.
Bob was a Fellow of the Institute of Charter Accountants and participated in many industry, administrative and academic bodies. He retired from academic life in 1992.
As an early supporter of the Kingston Historic Foundation for the preservation of heritage buildings, volunteer treasurer to many organisations, he was quietly supportive of many charities, social causes and learning institutions.
His wisdom, life-long love of learning and example of living will be missed.
The family would like to thank all the caring staff at the Acute Stroke Unit of the Kingston General Hospital. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favourite university or educational institution.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 14th between 1 p.m.
and 4 p.m. at the Donald Gordon Conference Centre, 421 Union St W, Kingston, ON.
Online condolences may be left at jamesreidfuneralhome.com
ADELE MARY HADDAD (née Aboud)
Born in Montreal, Quebec on December 17, 1920 and died in Paris, France, March 27, 2019; wife for 28 years to Nicholas Haddad (d. 1974); mother of Marilyn (Paul Vasey), Jay (Vicky Cooper), Cheryl (Douglas Caldwell), Mary Elizabeth and Michael (Scott Lyall); grandmother to Kirsten (Mark), Adam (Gemma), Trevor, Daryl (Cindy), Lauren, Zac and Noah; great-grandmother to Evan, Eric, Liana, Amara, Nicholas and Alexander; daughter of Rose and Najeeb Aboud; sister to Ted Amber, Pauline Zed, Lillian Haddad, Amelia Zed, Louise Wilcox, and Jane Elibri (all predeceased); survived by her sister Mary Matta.
Aunt to many dozens of nieces and nephews in Canada and the U.S.
After her husband, Nick, died in the tornado at the Windsor Curling Club in 1974, Adele stayed in Windsor where she was devoted to her family and friends. She was an active volunteer, loved playing bridge and joined Essex Golf and Country Club where she golfed into her eighties. She was a cherished friend and honorary mother-figure to so many people especially to Ellen Yetzer and caregiver Jiejie Patindol, in a long and spirited life that took her to live in Toronto in 2009 for eight years with her son, Michael, and, in Paris in 2017 with her daughter, Mary Elizabeth, until her death. She leaves behind many who came to know and love her in various communities in Windsor and Toronto and extending to New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, the Big Island of Hawaii and Maui and, finally, Paris, France.
A funeral service took place at the American Cathedral in Paris on April 1, 2019; cremation took place at Père Lachaise in Paris on April 2, 2019; and a burial service will take place in Windsor, Ontario at All Saints' Anglican Church, City Hall Square, on April 11, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. followed by interment at her final resting place, alongside her beloved husband Nick, at Greenlawn Memorial Garden.
Donations in her memory can be offered to All Saints' Anglican Church, City Hall Square in Windsor, Ontario or to Les Arts George V, American Cathedral in Paris, France.
TERENCE ALBERT HARGREAVES
Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 5, 2019, at the age of 82 in Victoria. Beloved husband to Anna Biolik, father to Tyler (Nicole) and Blake. Terry was born in Glastonbury, England, the youngest of seven. After surviving the war, he moved to Canada with his family to settle in Windsor. This country he came to fiercely adore gave him a life of achievement and adventure he would not have received elsewhere. A natural performer, he was drawn to radio journalism and climbed from a volunteer slot as a weekend radio newsreader in Leamington to become the CBC's first Parliamentary Bureau Chief. He travelled the country and the world with prime ministers and later led the CBC's shortwave service.
In retirement, he lived in St.
Petersburg, Russia; Almaty, Kazakhstan; and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia as the spouse of Canada's representative to those places. This time abroad allowed him more opportunities to discover beautiful corners of the world he was so grateful to enjoy. A gentle man who loved his wife and sons dearly, he was easily brought to tears by the struggle and beauty of the human condition and those who gave their all to improve it. Throughout his life he remained deeply grateful for opportunities given to those who, like him, started with little.
Please contact McCall Gardens for funeral arrangements.
Donations may be given to the family to establish a scholarship in his name in investigative journalism (email@example.com).
ELENA MOLSON HEARD
Elena Molson Heard (nee Mather) passed away peacefully on March 29, 2019 in Toronto, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Montreal to N.L.C. Mather and Naomi Elizabeth (Molson), she attended The Study, Bishop Strachan School and Pine Manor Junior College.
Elena had three children Robert, Julia and Jennifer with her first husband, John Stuart Pratt (deceased 2013).
In 1977, Elena married the love of her life, William Alexander (Sandy) Heard (deceased 2011) and their adventures began at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School in the foothills of the Alberta Rockies. With a blended family of 8 children, Elena mastered the role of headmaster's wife, embracing her culinary skills, flair for gardening and all-round good sport in outdoor pursuits.
She was the queen of hospitality and never knew how funny she was. Dogs, children, ski treks to Tunnel Mountain with pots of chili and other people's ski-clad children were all done in a blink of an eye. Elena and Sandy adored their children, life, and dogs (not necessarily in that order) in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Delray Beach and finally Chester, Nova Scotia.
Mum/Elena/Gaga/Lala will be missed beyond words by her children, Robert (Nicky), Julia (Tim Peters), Jennifer (Kirby Peters), Pam Heard, Janice Heard (Bruce McFarlane), Cynthia (Bob Swan), Mark Heard (Susan), and Rod Heard (Nicole); her 17 adoring grandchildren, Jessica, Anthony, Gregory, Elena, Elizabeth, Eliza, Pippa, Katie, Erin (Mark Rathwell), Alex (Jan Deol), Beth, Jake, Cydney, Jamie (Lee), Meagan, Khloe and Phoebe; and six greatgrandchildren, Archer, Edison, Brynlee, Eva, Nolan and Ajooni.
The family wishes to extend its warmest thanks to Mary and Paul Church (Chester) and Susan Crofts (Toronto) for helping Elena to remain independent until the very end.
A private cremation has taken place and there will be a celebration of life at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, 60 Regent Street, Chester, Nova Scotia, on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Canadian Cancer Society.
KATHERINE JANE HULL (Currier)
1919 - 2019
On March 31, 2019. In her hundredth year, Jane looked back on a life well-lived. Dedicated wife of 72 years (Chester 1919 - 2012), influential mother for her children to her last conscious words: Brian (Terry), Diana and Sally and committed grandmother to Thomas and Luke Morison, she always appreciated the visits of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and the many friends of her children.
She was a remarkable woman with a strong independent spirit and a great sense of adventure.
She was an active athlete: an accomplished canoeist, winning her first regatta cup at Stony Lake in her 10th year, and a cup for badminton singles in her 14th. She cross-country skied in The County until late in life and was a walker until her final disabling incident.
She was a vocal and persevering advocate for the care and preservation of the environment in all its complexity, a gifted amateur artist and architect, designing both her beloved log home overlooking the Bay of Quinte in Rednersville, and her cottage at Lake Catchacoma.
An inquiring and spiritually guided Christian, she engaged with the most recent rethinks of her faith without accepting any particular dogma, old or new. She had an old fashioned sense of style without being tied at all to its formalism.
An active volunteer in the many communities in which she lived, both military and civilian, she received a Trillium Award to acknowledge her volunteer contribution to the Belleville Hospital. Deciding to follow her husband, with the children, upon his assuming command of 3 (Fighter) Wing, RCAF in Germany in April, 1953, she paved the way for other air force families to follow their spouses to Europe.
She immediately began to build bridges of reconciliation and understanding in interactions with local civilians as she made her way in her new community.
She thought it obvious that her two oldest children should attend the German language schools in Zweibrucken until a school was established on the base.
A Memorial Service will be held at Saint Thomas' Anglican Church, Belleville, on Friday, April 12th, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.. Gathering at the church from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. A reception will follow the Memorial Service at the church, with all invited to participate. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Belleville Hospital Foundation, Saint Thomas' Anglican Church, or a charity of choice. Arrangements under the direction of Burke Funeral Home (613-968-6968), 150 Church Street, Belleville. Online condolences at http://www.burkefuneral.ca
PHILIPPA DOANE HUNTER
On April 4, 2019, our dear Pippy died at the age of 90. She died in her precious house in accordance with her well understood, but never explicitly expressed, wishes.
A woman of determination and kindness who valued social propriety as well as individuality, she carried those qualities with her to the end. Even with advanced dementia and limited mobility she tried to care for the needs of others. Prioritizing her family, she became a professional artist only once her children left home and she had a room of her own.
She was a sensitive painter who made beautiful works evocative of the sea and imaginary worlds.
With her husband Robin, she built a strong, interesting, creative and formative home for her beloved children where friends, family, and pets were welcomed.
She loved tennis, literature (especially Canadian fiction), old movies that starred Humphrey Bogart, music, paintings and sculpture, lovely pine furniture and Robin's martinis on the rocks with olives. Wonderful summers were spent by the sea at the cottage in PEI which occupied a place in her heart, as only a Canadian summer cottage can.
Pip was predeceased too early by her husband, Robin Hunter.
He is always missed and often remembered by us all. She was devoted to her three children, Leith (David Rounthwaite), Robin (Susan) and Jonathan (Nancy MacKenzie). She will be remembered as their kind Pippy by her 8 grandchildren, Adair, Hilary and Meredith Rounthwaite, James and John Hunter and Emma, Lauren and Meghan Hunter. Her three greatgrandchildren, August, Georgia, and Franklin will not remember her; but will be told stories about her to keep her memory alive. She will be so missed by Di Bethune and Bill Boyd for whom she was an older sister and mentor.
We are so grateful to Ruby (who is a true gem), Noriette, Shine, Tess, Daisy and Elaine whose gentle help allowed us to keep Pip at home as she failed. Special thanks go as well to Dr. Melissa Nutik and the Mt. Sinai Family Health Team.
A funeral service will be held at the Church of the Transfiguration, 111 Manor Road East, Toronto on Wednesday, April 17 at 2 p.m.
Instead of flowers, please make a donation in Pip's memory to the Daily Bread Food Bank.
1937 - 2019
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Beloved husband of Kay for 58 years.
Loving father of Paul (Michelle), Kristen (Graham) and Peter (Leanne). Proud Papa of Teal, Jayne, Nicole, Ryan, Laura, Julia, Paige and Kaitlin. Don will also be missed by his brother Allan, his nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.
As a mechanical engineer, Don worked primarily in the gas industry with many successful years at Union Gas and TransCanada Pipelines, followed by his final post as President of Consulting Engineers of Ontario.
His spare time was spent largely on the Holimont ski slopes in Ellicottville and on many golf courses, often on the hunt for golf balls! A Celebration of Don's life will be held at W. John Thomas Funeral Home in Alliston, 244 Victoria St. E., on April 27th at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the University of Toronto Engineering Department would be greatly appreciated.
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at St.
Michael's Hospital, Toronto on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at the age of 76. Tom was greatly loved and will be dearly missed by his partner, Beverly; his children Jill and her husband Mike Drever, Chad and his wife Sara; his grandchildren Lexi, Levi, Charlee, Lovisa, Lucas, Miya and Coleman; his sister Robin; nephews Stephen and Robinson; and the McMaster family. Tom will be remembered as a Dad, Papa, Captain, Chef, Broker, Fisherman, Huntsman, Outdoorsman and "Golfer".
Friends were received at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., Toronto, on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. In Tom's memory, donations may be made to St. Michael's Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca
ANDREA MARY JONES (nee Snowdon)
Beloved wife of the late Ralph E.
F. Jones, Mum died peacefully on April 4, 2019. Loving mother of Harry (Heather Soame) and their children Collin and Julia; Jenny (Jack Scott) and their children Hannah, Molly and Zoë; and Ros and her son Callum. She was the daughter of the late Charles Allen Snowdon and Edwina Gertrude Higginson; and doting granddaughter of the Venerable Archdeacon Johnston McLellan Snowdon, co-founder of St.
George's-by-the-Lake Church at Blue Sea Lake, Quebec; and St.
Stephen's Anglican Church in Ottawa. She will also be sadly missed by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Fiercely independent, Mum had energy that knew no bounds. No one could keep up. She taught us to live life to its fullest, have the best dinner parties, love the arts and be curious. Her grandchildren will miss her very much because she had their backs and absolutely adored them.
We are very grateful for the loving care and friendship she found at Churchill Place in Oakville and the Rockcliffe Retirement Residence in Ottawa. Thank you as well to the professional, compassionate staff at Oakville Trafalgar Hospital.
There will be two celebrations of life. The first will be held at Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa on Saturday, April 13th at 10 a.m., and the second will be at the Oakville Golf Club on Sunday, April 14th at noon. In lieu of flowers, donations to the National Art Gallery or The National Arts Centre's National Youth and Education Trust would be welcome. Online condolences at oakviewfuneral.ca.
MARY ANN LOACH (née Dr. Mary Ann Hooey)
April 10, 1934 - April 4, 2019 Our Mom died peacefully on Thursday, April 4, 2019. She will be deeply missed by her loving children Elizabeth, David (Peter), Peter (Traci), and Mary (Jay). Dear grandmother of Julia, Jack, Cameron, Liam, Madison and Alyssa.
Mary Ann was the beloved wife, best friend and soulmate of Dr Lynn Loach who predeceased her. She was also predeceased by her parents Dr Lawrence and Tilly Hooey and by her siblings Dick, Margaret and Doug Hooey.
Mary Ann was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario. Growing up Mary Ann was active in guiding, sports, and her church. She was an excellent student and a talented musician who enjoyed singing and playing the piano and organ throughout her life. She spent many happy summers at the family cottage on Lake Ramsey. Following in the footsteps of her beloved Father, (2T6), Mary Ann attended medical school at The University of Toronto, graduating in 1959. It was there that she met Lynn, a fellow medical student.
Marrying in June of 1960, they embarked on a lifelong partnership, raising a family, building their medical careers, and sharing many interests including gardening, travel and their badminton club. Their adventure together lasted almost 58 years until Lynn's passing last May.
Mary Ann had a long medical career first as a Haematologist at The Wellesley Hospital and later as Medical Director and Chief of Medical Staff at St John's Rehabilitation Hospital. She was also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at U of T. She was a caring and dedicated clinician who cared deeply for the wellbeing of her patients and who in turn was admired and respected by them.
In addition to her many accomplishments in the field of medicine, at a time when that was still somewhat rare for a woman, she was the quintessential wife, mother and homemaker. She was never happier than when she was baking and sewing for her family and welcoming friends into her home.
Mary Ann was widely read and active in her church including singing in the choir and teaching Sunday school. Her day started by completing both the quick and cryptic crossword puzzles and solving the Sudoku puzzle.
Mary Ann suffered from a debilitating illness that took her speech and movement from her in her final years and prevented her from enjoying the things she loved. However, she bore her illness bravely with grace and never a word of complaint. Even when few words remained, all visitors and caregivers received her thanks and her beautiful smile. Mary Ann will be remembered for her kindness, sweetness and her loving demeanour and will be deeply missed. We would like to thank Mom's caregivers for their kindness and excellent care.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) on Monday, April 8th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held in The Church of St. Timothy, 100 Old Orchard Grove, Toronto on Tuesday, April 9th at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow in the parish hall.
If so wished, donations may be made to the Movement Disorders Center, Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation (http://www.uhn.ca, or, R.Fraser Elliott Building, 5th Floor, 5S-801 190 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, ON M5G 2C4).
Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymiles.com.
ROBERT CHARLES KETCHABAW (Bob)
March 18, 1950 April 3, 2019 Never short on words of wisdom, comfort, or encouragement, Bob leaves behind a true example of what it means to be a friend.
Born in Chatham, he grew up in Tilbury, Winnipeg, and Toronto.
Following time at Waterloo Lutheran University he settled in Ingersoll. Bob's working life included home building; real estate, mortgage, and stock brokering; finally ending his career as the London Branch Manager of MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier.
Bob took a genuine interest in people, and whether he liked it or not, people took a genuine interest in him. He made a concerted effort to have others feel welcome, included, and acknowledged. He believed that respect and civility should be afforded to everyone; and that if you took the time, shared a story, or exchanged ideas, you would be sure to find some common ground.
Each person will have their own story, their own unique experience of what it was to know Bob Ketchabaw. That is wonderful. Hold memories of Bob close and honour him by reaching out to those who may need a reminder that they matter, by holding a door and offering a smile, and by being sure to congratulate people on a job well done, no matter how small.
Bob is survived by his wife, Evanne; his children, Charles (Lisa-Marie DiLiberto), and Lizz (Derek Anderson); grandsons, Zevon and Carmel; and his sister, Trudy Drummond (Dan).
He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by family and friends.
Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll, on Saturday, April 13th from 10-10:45 a.m. with the funeral service at 11:00 a.m.
Personal condolences may be sent at http://www.gffh.ca.
It is with incredible sadness that we announce the passing of John Mahony on April 2, 2019. John's 61 action-packed years ended after a sudden and massive brain hemorrhage. Thankfully, he was surrounded by his loving wife Sue and children Mark and Claire.
John is survived by siblings Mike (Maureen), MaryAnn (Dan), Sheila, Patty, Paul (Marussa), Theresa, Bernie (Fran), Carol (Pat), Jean (Dan), Ed (Janet), and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Tom and Mildred, and sister Helen (Tom). John will be fondly remembered by his Cronin family, including Sue's parents John and Dorothy, Sue's siblings Philip (Alicia), Cathy (John), Bob (Gayle), Tom (Kathryn), and their children.
John's great love was his family, and Sue, Mark, and Claire were central to his life. He loved no place more than our cottage at Lake of Bays. Our many family activities included huge tennis games with the kids, their cousins, Cathy, John P., Tom, Kathryn, and Sue. He loved the games of golf at the local 9-hole course where he taught us to play. He loved chatting, having a beer, and taking in the sunsets from the dock. He spent countless hours cycling the roads around Lake of Bays and the King area. He participated in many long rides, but the Tour for Kids events were his favourite.
Those close to John knew that running was his other passion.
He completed several Boston Marathons including several with his brother Mike and another with Bob and Philip. John loved to laugh. His quick wit and laughter were enjoyed by all, including those apart of the "Spirit of the Journey". Their times together would be filled with various activities including, golf, skiing, cycling, and hours of banter.
John had a very successful professional career, most recently with OLG and previously with Johnson & Johnson and Pillsbury. He was a strong leader who brought great passion to everything he did. His loyalty made him a friend and mentor to so many. Building teams and supporting the development of the people he worked with was always a priority for John and was greatly appreciated by those influenced by his actions.
Family and friends will be received at the Holy Cross Catholic Funeral home, 211 Langstaff Road East (west of Bayview Ave.) from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, April 8th. A funeral mass will take place at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Aurora on Tuesday, April 9th at 11a.m. with a reception following at Carrying Place Golf & Country Club in King. A private interment will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of John to your favorite charity.
John, rest in peace knowing you were loved and that Mark, Claire and I felt your tremendous love.
We will carry on with you not in our sight but in our hearts. We love you.
JANE MILDRED ANN MARSHALL (née Clark)
On March 27, 2019 in Ottawa in her 90th year. Beloved and steadfast wife of Charles Jordan Marshall (January 13, 1985). Cherished mother to Wendy (Egon), Andrew (Kerstin), and Christopher (Laura).
Proud grandmother of Philip (Kaitlyn), Alex, Sebastian, Sarah, Shannon and Jordan. Dear sister of John Clark. And feisty godmother to Lise Moller.
Ann will be fondly remembered by her family and friends as a strong and independent woman with a great sense of humour. She was a dedicated representative of Canada abroad as a diplomatic spouse, an enthusiastic tennis and bridge player, a passionate opera fan, an intrepid traveller, an avid gardener and a gracious hostess. After a long but dignified battle with Alzheimer's, Ann died of complications resulting from a broken hip.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 10 to 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow. In Memoriam donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada are appreciated.
DR. ELMER LESLIE MATYAS PhD, P. Eng.,
Professor Emeritus June 28, 1932 - March 31, 2019 After a long battle with Parkinson's disease and peripheral neuropathy, Dr. Elmer Leslie Matyas passed away peacefully at 86 years of age on Sunday, March 31, 2019 in Waterloo, Ontario.
El obtained a Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1954. With a strong desire for further education farther afield, he obtained a PhD in 1963 from Imperial College London. He began his teaching career as an Assistant Professor at Carleton University that same year, and then took a position with the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo in 1965 - specializing in soil mechanics and foundation engineering. He retired in 1996. During his sabbaticals, he consulted with Acres International, EBA Engineering, and Golder Associates. Dr. Matyas authored many publications, including those for the Canadian Geotechnical Society and presented papers at international conferences in Hong Kong, Moscow, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, and San Francisco.
El is survived by his daughter, Nancy Estey (Rob) of Toronto and grandchildren, Spencer and Charlotte; and his son, Stephen of Waterloo and granddaughter, Alexandra. He is also survived by his twin brother, Alfred (Yvonne dec'd). El is predeceased by his loving wife, Violet Ella (nee Heney) with whom he had celebrated 63 years of marriage. El was a beloved Uncle to Lori, Jim, Cathy and John.
El will be remembered for his perseverance, being helpful to others, and admirable teaching qualities. His passions included maintaining his property in the country, striving for a low handicap in golf at Dundee Country Club, and perfecting his skills at stained glass. He was a keen supporter of the arts as a regular subscriber to the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and Stratford Festival.
Throughout his life, El was surrounded by loving family, friends and colleagues. His family is grateful for all your love and support. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the doctors and staff at Parkwood Mennonite Home.
Cremation has taken place. Friends and family are invited to drop in for a get together between 1 pm and 4 pm on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Parkwood Mennonite Home, 726 New Hampshire St., Waterloo ON, N2K 4M1. To respect El's wishes, there will not be a formal service.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Dr. Elmer Leslie Matyas' honour to the University of Waterloo, Faculty of Engineering (http://www.uwaterloo.
ca/support) or Parkinson Canada (http://www.parkinson.ca). Memories, tributes and donations may be arranged through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home (www.
erbgood.com) or 519-745-8445.
El leaves us with a line from one of his poems, which were often written while at sea with Vi: "Continue to live harmoniously in good health, body and mind."
FATHER FRANCIS V.MICALLEF S.J.
1931 - 2019 Father Frank Micallef, a Jesuit priest, died on April 2, 2019 at the Jesuit Infirmary in Pickering, Ontario. He was 87 years old.
Frank was born in Malta on November 17, 1931, son of Joseph and Emma Micallef. He entered the Society of Jesus there on February 15, 1951. He was ordained a priest on June 5, 1965 in Malta.
Frank joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1968 as a chaplain. He held military pastoral assignments from 1968 to 1988 in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and with the Canadian Peacekeepers in Cyprus.
He also served as chaplain in the Army and Navy. He retired with the rank of Major.
From 1988-94, Frank was the pastor of St. John the Evangelist Church in Waubaushene, Ontario from which he served at St. Francis Xavier Mission on Christian Island.
Prayers on Monday, April 8th at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of the Manresa Jesuit Renewal Centre, 2325 Liverpool Road, Pickering, ON L1X 1V4, followed by visitation 4-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 9th in the same Manresa Chapel. Burial to follow in the Jesuit Cemetery, Guelph ON N1H 6J2 at 2:45 p.m. Donations can be made to the Jesuit Advancement Office, 43 Queen's Park Crescent East, Toronto,M5S 2C3. 416-481-9154 MELODY ANNE MILES Passed away peacefully with her family at her side March 17, 2019 in Windsor after a long and courageous battle with cancer at the age of 61. Loving wife of Bill Barley, daughter of Edwin (2013) and Lorraine, and sister to Ed (Linda) and John. Melody is also survived by her nieces, Olivia and Charlotte Miles.
Melody earned her nursing degree (RN) and MBA from the University of Windsor and had an extraordinary career in the public health care sector. She began at the Health Unit in Windsor, and then moved to VON (Victorian Order of Nurses) where she headed up the Simcoe branch, and later Halton. In 1997, she became the first executive director of the Etobicoke Community Care Access Centre (CCAC). In 2002, she transferred to Hamilton CCAC and eventually became the CEO of the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant CCAC. She remained in that position until her retirement in May 2017.
Melody will be dearly missed by her family and friends and countless coworkers. Her kindness, generosity and compassion will be remembered by everyone who knew her. At Melody's request, there was no service or visitation.
Windsor Chapel Funeral & Cremation (519-253-7234) J. RENÉ PAULSON 1926 - 2019 Died on March 24, 2019, in Lachute in his 93rd year. He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Irene St-Pierre, and his son, John R. Paulson.
He is survived by his children, Denise, Gary (Jacqui) and Bob (Erin). He leaves behind 10 grandchildren, 8 greatgrandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was fortunate to have found the second great love of his life, Jeannine Delorme of Lachute, who, along with her extraordinary children, mourns his passing.
Dad was born in Winnipeg, the seventh son of a family of 13 children with a proud Icelandic heritage. He experienced life to the fullest, from the banal to the sublime.
He was a delivery boy in his youth, air gunner in WWII at the young age of 18; poet; house painter; plumber; miner; prospector; hockey coach; storyteller; welldigger; leprechaun chaser; business entrepreneur and inventor.
He loved music...Dean Martin, Neil Diamond and anything country.
He studied Shakespeare, the Bible and was a devotee of Scientific American. He was fascinated by the unexplained mysteries of the universe and tried very hard to understand them. Lately he was convinced that the 40% of dark matter that makes up the universe is the spiritual. We don't know but now maybe he does! The strength of his personality could lift you up when you needed it to or take you down when you didn't.
He synthesized the meaning of life to one word: LOVE. Without it, there is nothing... "No doubt the universe is unfolding as it should." Max Ehrleman "On the wings of a snow white dove, He sends His pure sweet love..." Ferlin Husky Interment to take place at a later date.
ROBERT LAWRENCE PURDY "Larry"
QC May 15, 1936 - April 1, 2019 Robert Lawrence, "Larry", Purdy, Q.C., beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019 at the age of 82.
He is survived by his loving wife, Helen Hammond and his four children, their spouses and his cherished eleven grandchildren.
A Celebration of Larry's Life will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 1:30 p.m., with reception to follow at the Calgary Golf & Country Club. A private family graveside service will be held at Burnsland Cemetery on Saturday, April 13th at 10 a.m.
LUIGI GIACOMO POSSAMAI
December 5, 1923 - April 1, 2019 Serenely passed away at the age of 95 at home surrounded by family and friends on Monday evening, April 1, 2019.
Luigi's life was marked by his courage, his deeply held faith, his devotion to family, his integrity, his hard work and especially his kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity.
Deeply loved husband of Rosa for 70 years. Devoted father to Alec (Alessandro) and Mario, and dear father-in-law to Deborah.
Born in Rolle, in the verdant foothills of the Italian Alps, Luigi was the eldest.
He was predeceased in a mining tragedy by his brother Mario, and by his sisters Maria and Irene. He will be lovingly remembered by his younger brothers and sisters Umberto, Vito, Giuseppina, Dora, Dosolina, Eda, Graziella and Albina and by his large extended family, all in Italy.
After surviving two years in a Nazi labour camp, he returned home from the Second World War and very soon thereafter met his great love, Rosa.
To court her, amid winter snows, he would walk up the San Boldo, a steep, serpentine, single-lane mountain pass over a height of 706 m (2,316 ft).
After a brief period in France, where they became fluent in French, they set out to build a new life in the early 1950s in Canada, a country he deeply loved.
Luigi took on the dangerous work in the gold mines of Northern Ontario, then construction in Toronto.
Finally, he found his dream job as a ticket agent for Via Rail where his helpfulness and kind consideration were appreciated by many who passed through Union Station, including old friends from Kirkland Lake.
He was a wonderful gardener, his grape vines, fruit trees and burgeoning vegetable patch the envy of all. Nothing made him happier than sharing the bounty of lettuce, radicchio, beans, cucumbers and tomatoes.
His cantina was his fragrant pride-and-joy, its scents and stillness echoing the wine cellars of his boyhood home in the prosecco-producing hills north of Venice, Italy. Light amber rounds of montasio cheese daubed in mineral oil were stacked on roughly made wooden shelves that also held sturdy glass mason jars brimming with preserved tomatoes, peppers, beans and pickles. Against the back wall were veridian-green glass demijohns, their bases encased in wicker, and filled with red wine - made from zinfandel and muscat California grapes - in various stages of maturity.
A trusted friend to many, a generous and kind-hearted neighbour, a cherished husband, father and father-in-law, he will be deeply missed but fondly remembered always.
A special thanks to Eileen Devilla and Richard Choi and their children for their kindness and support, to the marvellous care givers, Vivien, Jean, Bernadette, Valery and Maria, to their thoughtful neighbours Henry and Jill, and Lorne and Joanna, and to Dr. Denise Wong and her home care medical team.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, near the Jane subway on Sunday, April 7th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, April 8th, 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St W, Etobicoke. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca IN MEMORIAM BRENDA CHRISTINA SMITH July 5, 1938 - April 9, 2018 Those we love don't go away They walk beside us everyday Unseen, unheard, but always near So loved, so missed, so very dear In loving memory of a very special wife and best friend, mother and grandmother and friend to so many, who left us much too early Forever in our hearts and thoughts, Garry, Erin and Lauren, Leah and Kaitlyn, Lyndsey, Dan, Sarah and Luke.
CARRIE DORAN TUROFSKY
'April is the cruelest month.' T.S. Eliot.
Carrie was born on April 6, 1966 and died April 14, 1985.
She would have celebrated her 53rd birthday today.
Instead, with profound sadness, we mourn her loss.
Not a day goes by that she is not in our thoughts, dreams and hearts.
She will always be 19 and on the cusp of an adulthood that was never to be.
May, 1932 - April, 2019 Peacefully, April 4, 2019 at Balmoral Place Retirement Residence, Collingwood.
Mom is finally reunited with her dear husband Herb.
Beloved mother of Brian, David, Carol (Ian) and Rosemary (John). Margaret delighted in her nine grandchildren: Laura (Ryan), Matthew, Jeremy, Rebecca, Amanda, Elizabeth, Scott, Ross and Kathryn. Survived by her loving sister Joan.
A kind, thoughtful wife, mother and Nana. We will miss her dearly.
A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Fawcett Funeral Home-Collingwood Chapel from 1:00-3:00 p.m. A private interment will have already occurred.The family wishes to sincerely thank Mom's caregiving team at Balmoral, especially: Jodi, Kim and Doreen and heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Caroline Bowman for her devoted and compassionate care of Mom.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice. Friends may visit Margaret's online Book of Memories at http://www.fawcettfuneralhomes .c om
RUTH FRANCES TREDGETT
We are saddened to announce the passing on March 30, 2019 of Ruth Frances Tredgett of Woodbridge in her 94th year.
Ruth was born in Emery, Ontario on October 23, 1925. She is predeceased by her parents, Frank and Eleanor Chapman; husband, Gord Tredgett; partner, Rodger Wallace; and brother, Andrew.
She is survived by her daughters, Pat and Judy; nieces, Kay, Cheryl (Dennis), Sandra, Debbie (Chris), Kelly (Randy) and Nancy (Roger). Special memories of Erin, Andrew and family and dear friend Ruth Boynton.
Ruth spent 34 years with the Bank of Nova Scotia while raising her family. She was a lifetime member and Past President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 414, longtime member of the Women's Institute and recipient of the Queen Diamond Jubilee medal. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Villa Leonardo Gambin who took great care of Ruth the last few years.
A Celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 414, 60 Legion Court Road, Woodbridge, L4L 1W3 at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson's Canada.
Born April 20, 1922, had a long, adventurous life, spanning three continents. She graduated from Oxford and worked as an air mechanic during the war.
In South Africa, she married Peter Newberry and had two children, Douglas and Mary, and a daughter Soo after returning to England.
In 1955, the family immigrated to Canada. In the mid-'70s, Peter, Jo, and Soo worked on the mercury poisoning at Grassy Narrows. In 1976, Jo and Peter separated and she went on to earn a PhD in history. Her publications include Bertrand Russell and the Pacifists and From Liberal to Labour with Women's Suffrage: The Story of Catherine Marshall. Thanks to Jo's scholarship, in 2018, Marshall's name was placed on the plinth of the Millicent Fawcett statue in Parliament Square, London. Jo worked as a teacher and scholar and was an active Quaker. In 2018, she published a biography of her first 25 years, Living and Learning in Peace and War.
Jo died on February 22, 2019, at age 96, leaving behind son Douglas and his wife Irene and grandchildren Vanessa and Daniel; daughter Mary and her partner Rory Gus, their son Sean, and grandson Slade; and daughter Soo, grandchildren, Acorn Dylan and Siara (and their father John) and Siara's husband Jean-Philippe and greatgrandchildren Hugo and Eliane.
A memorial Meeting for Worship for Jo Vellacott will be held at Friends House, 60 Lowther Ave., Toronto, June 29, at 1:00 p.m.
For more information, call June Pollard, 647-995-5459.
NEIL I WIENER
Neil Irving Wiener, 78, died in Los Angeles on March 18, 2019. Neil was raised in Revere, MA, son of the late Dr. Harry and Helen Wiener.
He received a BA from Brandeis University and a PhD in Psychology from New York University. After a postdoctoral year at the University of California, San Diego, he joined the Psychology Department at York University, Toronto. Neil was a dedicated and creative teacher and researcher for over 40 years, focussed on issues related to the biological basis of behaviour. He was knowledgeable about human and animal behaviour, the natural environment, and broad areas of science. He was a kind friend and colleague.
Neil was also an avid and eclectic reader, particularly enjoying poetry and all aspects of history, and he loved gardens, art, and music.
His grandchildren gave him great joy. Conversation with Neil was lively, challenging, and informative.
His absence is deeply felt by his wife of 52 years, Myra; his son Benjamin and daughterin-law Monika; his grandchildren, Henry, Isaac, and Josephine; his sister and brother-in-law Judith and Leonard Freedberg; his nephews Daniel and Andrew Freedberg; and his brother-inlaw Joel Bernstein.
Friends and family will gather in Toronto to remember Neil on April 28 at 4:30 p.m. in the Gardiner Museum.
Donations in memory may be made to the Teaching Garden, Toronto Botanical Garden at torontobotanicalgarden.ca And /or The Wiener Family Charitable Fund at neilwiener.
CARLA MARIE WILLIS (nee Ford)
It is with profound sadness that the family of Carla Willis announces her sudden, unexpected passing on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the age of 50 years. Carla will be forever remembered with love by her devoted husband, Peter Willis and their boys, Alexander and Nathaniel; her mother, Maureen Ford; her brother Kevin; her nephews, Ryan and Jack; her sister-in-law, Jeanette (Tim White); and her extended family and many friends.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville), Toronto from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 7th. A private service will be held.
In honour of Carla, please consider a donation to the SickKids Foundation, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, or the Regent Park School of Music.
Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymiles.com.
ROBERT W. WORTHY (Bob)
March 29, 1929 - April 4, 2019 Bob passed away peacefully, in his sleep at his home in Hazelton Retirement residence. A lifelong lover of the theater, Bob was also an avid concert goer and a devoted member of Victoria College, and the Friends of the Library. He will be remembered for his wonderful New Year's Eve parties, for the riotous holidays at the lake and for his love of food and entertaining.
Bob was predeceased by his sister Marilyn and brother Peter. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Thank you to his devoted caregivers. An informal celebration of life will be held in the St. Georges Lounge at the Hazelton Retirement Residence at 111 Avenue Road, Toronto, on Tuesday, April 9th at 2 p.m.
Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the CNIB or Mount Sinai Hospital.