Saturday, July 7, 2018
ISABEL ABEL (Fleming)
Passed away peacefully after a long illness on June 29, 2018, in her 93rd year. Isabel was the last of eight brothers and two sisters of James and Jeanie Fleming of Kinistino, SK. Beloved wife of Harry for 67 years. Treasured Mom of David (Carol), Jean (predeceased), Cathy (Tim), Susan (Grant). Cherished Grandma of Meaghan, Justin, Gordie, and Garnet. GreatGrandma to Aeryn. Loved by sisters-in-law, Dot and Shirley.
Isabel and Harry had a wonderful life together and she brought much joy to the lives of all who loved her.
Private ceremony. Thanks to caregivers from Mosaic and VHA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or Arthritis Society.
RICHARD ARTHUR CAMERON ARMSTRONG "Rick"
Wrapped in love by his family, Richard (Rick) Arthur Cameron Armstrong passed away at home on Sunday, July 1, 2018, with his wife, Amanda and sons, Logan and Wyatt close by. A husband, father, son, brother, friend, entrepreneur, artist, poet and mix tape master, Rick was a visionary who had the ability to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Rick will be deeply missed by his siblings, Kate and Jo-Ann Armstrong, Kris Biglieri, Gary Osterude; brothers-in-law, Al Magee and Larry Zaidlin; and sister-in-law, Melanie McCaig; as well as his cherished mother-inlaw, Eva Magee.
Rick was born on December 23, 1954 in Toronto to parents, Arthur and Joan, new to Canada from England. In his teens he attended Upper Canada College as a boarding student where his art teacher told him that school wouldn't be his thing. Industrious by nature he created his career from scratch, often finding value and beauty in objects that people typically pass by. His innovative designs left an imprint on the Toronto landscape and created precedence for aesthetics and design integrity in Toronto's urban spaces. From his 20s through to his 60s, he designed furniture, commercial spaces, transit shelters and homes that all carried an elevated sense of design sensibilities that center on calm, elegant, dignified forms and carefully selected materials that speak to a sense of place.
His artistic flair and passion was even more purely expressed in his pleasure projects such as a campaign to "Save the Don" that he chaired with Jack Layton, projecting an image of a Peace Dove on New City Hall for Toronto's Sesquicentennial, and Circle Ball Fair, a performance and art festival in Bloor Yorkville that he organized in the early 90s.
Rick would say his greatest accomplishment was having a hand in raising sons Wyatt and Logan. He leaves them a legacy of honor, loyalty, creativity and love for nature. Amanda was the love of his for 40 years; he told her so every day. He loved the rock and pine of Algonquin Park, the mountains and salt air of Jamaica and the red rock canyons of Arizona. He saw the world with clarity and noticed the beauty in everything.
The family would like to thank their Doula, Sandra Brunner, the Doctors and Staff of Sunnybrook Hospital and the Spectrum Health team for their compassion and commitment. If you would like to join the family on July 16th for a Celebration of Rick please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Donations in Rick's name can be made to The Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care via his memorial webpage at http://www.ecofuneral.ca.
ROBERT HENRY BARDSTON
Robert Bardston of Medicine Hat, AB, died on January 12, 2018 at the age of 68.
Raised in the projects of Louisville, KY he went on to be the first black member of a major orchestra in the Southern US. A cellist with a masters degree - with highest distinction - in cello performance. A vocalist, musician par excellence and humanitarian. A brilliant teacher whose many students went on to positions in major orchestras in Canada and elsewhere, several winning first prizes in national competitions. His remarkable life was documented in a National Film Board of Canada movie: "Robert Bardston, the Bard's Son,"and in "The Posi+ve Side," "PositiveLite.com" and other publications.
In his later life, he became an activist in AIDS advocacy and awareness and was co-chair of CHABAC. He had a heart for the homeless, often allowing them to stay at his place. He was a generous, kind, and compassionate man. He left a deep impression on all who knew him.
He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. A memorial service will be held at the River Valley Community Church in Medicine Hat, on Friday, July 20 at 2:30 p.m.
JOHN F.D. BURN
Following a short illness, John passed away peacefully at home on June 25, 2018, in his 91st year. Loving husband of Marcia (deceased) and former husband of Gwynne (deceased). Beloved father of Jay, Stacey and Matt and their families. Stepfather of Doug and Sean. Born in Richmond, Surrey, England, John arrived in Canada in 1950 to make his mark on the world. He spent the next 40 years helping to advance the boat-building industry in Canada through the advent of fibreglass construction. John joined Cuthbertson & Cassian Ltd. (C&C Yachts) in 1965 as its fibreglass consultant and yacht broker. He remained with C&C several years before forming John Burn & Associates, a yacht brokerage business, in Oakville.
John was a popular figure in the boating community and will be fondly remembered.
In keeping with John's wishes, a cremation has taken place and a gathering for friends will be held at a date in future. In recognition of John's love of the wildlife on his doorstep, donations to the Toronto Wildlife Centre, http://www.torontowildlifecentre.com would be appreciated.
JOHN LORNE CARPENTER 1925 - 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother-in-law, and uncle on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. John is survived by his cherished wife of sixty-six years, Barbara (nee Campbell); daughters, Cathy, Jane, and Christine; seven grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren; a sister-in-law; many nieces; and a nephew. He was predeceased by his parents, Ed and Glenna Carpenter; and his sister, Lorna Walker.
Born in Port Arthur, Ontario, John attended the city's local schools and participated in football, track and field, and elite hockey. When his family moved to Winnipeg, John continued his studies and elite hockey career. The Toronto Maple Leafs drafted John, but he chose to serve, for two years, in the Royal Canadian Navy.
Following his war service, John attended the University of Manitoba and graduated with a law degree. At the U of M, he met Barb, studied hard, and played football. John was called to the Bar of Manitoba in 1951.
After university, he played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for two years.
John was certified as a Chartered Life Underwriter in 1965. He spent most of his career as a top executive in insurance and mining companies in Winnipeg, Calgary, Montreal, London (Ontario) and Toronto.
John lived life to the fullest and had many interests. His greatest passions were keeping fit, golfing, playing squash and tennis and karate in his later years. He loved his 'girls,' the farm, his Doberman (Max), and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Whether he was John, Dad, Grand Dad, or Great-Grand Dad, he believed that "Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I will miss you until we meet again."
A celebration of John's life and a reception will be held in Eglinton St. George's United Church (35 Lytton Blvd., Toronto) on Saturday, July 28th at 11:00 a.m. If desired, in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
RUTH EDITH CLAYSON
Ruth Edith (Harris) Clayson passed away peacefully in Belleville on June 25, 2018 in her 90th year.
Daughter of the late Howard and Edith Harris and wife of the late John Clayson. Much loved mother of Carolyn Brannen (John) and Michael Clayson (Cheryl), sister of Paul Harris, and predeceased by siblings, Marjory and Stephen.
Sister-in-law of Daphne Harris, Mabel Spencer and Doug Ray.
Loving grandmother to Jimmy, Hilary, Randy, Kristin, Brianna and Blake and great-grandmother to Gavin, William, Cassius and Ainsley.
Fondly remembered by her cousins, nieces, nephews and members of her painting, quilting and church groups.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at Trinity United Church, Cobourg at 2:00 p.m., with a reception to follow.
Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences received at http://www.MacCoubrey.com.
ALLEN COOK "Al"
Al Cook lived a full and rewarding life, doing good work and making close friends across three continents. He was a warm, wonderful person who loved people, jazz, literature and most of all family.
Al was born on July 20, 1940 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
He was a critic of the apartheid regime and was committed to social justice and equality throughout his life. He worked for the International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa (IDAF), an international anti-apartheid organization based in London, England, that had been banned in South Africa. He worked as Deputy Director, which included dealing with international partners. Through this work he met Paula Kingston, who was involved in the organization in Canada, and who became his beloved partner, spouse, and best friend.
He subsequently became Executive Director of CanadaSouth Africa Cooperation, which continued to channel Canadian support to South Africa under Nelson Mandela.
For many years he managed an international legal human rights programme for young lawyers at the Canadian Bar Association in Ottawa. He particularly enjoyed working with a new generation of bright young people committed to human rights.
He is the eldest of four siblings, Colleen (deceased), Jasper (Cape Town), and Irene/Zim (Pietermaritzburg). He was devoted to his four children - Illinois Jacquet Cook (Amelia), Colchester, England; Nelson Mandela Cook (Samar Omar), London, England; Sadie Cook Griffith (Ben Griffith), London England; and Ben KingstonCook (Mexico City), and his five fantastic grandchildren, (Louis, Clementine, Clara, Albion and Lawrence) as well as many many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends across Canada, the UK and South Africa.
He died on the morning of June 29, 2018 at the May Court Hospice in Ottawa, after maintaining amazingly good spirits for the past five years, when he was dealing with advanced cancer.
His wish is that any donations be made to May Court Hospice.
He very much appreciated the wonderful people and compassionate care they provide.
He was a remarkably friendly person who cared deeply for others, was loved by many, and was a joy to be around. He will be terribly missed.
A Celebration of Al's Life will be held at Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, on Saturday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m
NORA MARION ELLIOTT "Min" (nee Jarrett)
Min Elliott, 86, loved life and lived it to the fullest.
Predeceased by her loving husband, John, they shared in the joy of 5 children, Liz "Beth", Barb, Tom, Rob and Peter, their spouses, 16 grandchildren and 4 3/4 great-grandchildren. Min was predeceased by older siblings, Betty and Al and is survived by brother, Doug.
Min was a passionate teacher, volunteer, role model and mentor who excelled at everything she put her mind to. Lifelong friendships were forged at Mimico High School, Queen's University, The Church of the Kettles, The Kettles Association, Muskadasa Tennis Club, Beaver Valley Ski Club, Mississauga Synchronized Swimming Club and Raglan Village. Min was active well into her 80s, with daily swims at the cottage (which she did for 80+ years), hosting legendary multigenerational saunas, playing tennis, travelling extensively (including a dip in the Arctic Ocean at age 80) and teaching skiing (to a group of grandparents younger than herself).
She was exceedingly proud of her family and will be deeply missed. We will cherish the memory of Min's wonderful smile, welcoming nature, determination and strength of character. In an act of true love and gratitude for all she had given us, the family banded together and enabled Min to spend the final phase of her life at her beloved Muskoka cottage where she peacefully slipped away on Thursday, June 28, 2018.
Many thanks to the amazing professionals in Collingwood, Midland, Barrie and Muskoka who supported her in her recent illness.
A memorial service will be held at The Church of the Kettles this summer; details will be posted on the Reynolds Funeral Home website. In lieu of flowers, a donation to The Church of the Kettles or the charity of your choice is appreciated.
Personal condolences to the family may be offered at http://www.reynoldsfuneral.com.
NICHOLAS FORBATH MD, M.Sc, FRCPC, FACP 1929 - 2018
With deep regret, we announce the death of Nick, beloved and loving husband of Anne (Dr. Kenshole) and father to Elizabeth and Christopher on July 4, 2018.
Born in Budapest, he arrived in Toronto as a refugee in 1957 with $5.00 from the Canadian government in his pocket and an offer from Dr. Charles Best to work in his research lab. After obtaining his FRCPC, he joined the team at the world's first Coronary Care unit at Toronto General Hospital, later specializing in Endocrinology.
A voracious reader and lover of classical music, travel and heavy burgundies, Nick was a Renaissance Man.
In keeping with his wishes, the funeral will be private.
Condolences may be sent through http://www.etouch.ca. If desired, donations to the Medical ICU at Toronto General Hospital would be appreciated.
JOHN DOUGLAS FOWLER P.Eng "Jake" April 5, 1931 - July 1, 2018
John "Jake" Fowler passed away peacefully on July 1, 2018 and will be sadly missed by family and friends. Jake is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Bette, nee Gray; his three children, Scott (Lucille), Gray (Rachel) and Heather; and his five grandchildren, Lauren, Ryan, Ellen, Jack and Anna; as well as his brother, Donald (Joyce) of Ottawa. Jake was predeceased by his sisters, Toni Millar and Judith Fowler.
Jake graduated with honours in Metallurgical Engineering in 1955 from Queen's University where he served as President of the Engineering Society and was elected permanent president of Science 55. Jake also received the prestigious Queen's Tri-Colour award upon graduation which is the highest tribute that can be paid to a student for valuable and distinguished service to the university in non-athletic and extra-curricular activities.
Jake had a very successful business career which was spent mostly in the building materials and mining and energy sectors.
Jake retired as the COO and Director of Denison Mines after a serving as CEO and President of Lake Ontario Cement for many years. In retirement, Jake served on a number of boards.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Neweduk Chapel, 1981 Dundas St. W. (at Erin Mills Pkwy.), Mississauga on Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 5 - 8 p.m. A private family funeral service to follow at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Online condolences can be made at http://www.turnerporter.ca.
HONOURABLE KEITH MUNRO GIBSON
On June 30, 2018, we lost the Honourable Keith Munro Gibson, beloved husband and best friend of his wife of 65 years, Barbara.
Together, they were the twin pillars of their family - including their loving children, David, Bruce and Karen, and their wives, who they loved as their own daughters, Trish and Susan.
Above all, he valued integrity, generosity and kindness. As a respected lawyer and judge, he would always go above and beyond to help anyone who came to his door. At the same time, he defied all medical expectations by eating a well-done steak and fries for lunch every day for probably 40 years.
He had a deep love of history, reading, sports and travelling never lacking in tidbits about golf, our family tree, the Yankees, any war, Muskoka steamships and Swansea, and was the pinch hitter of every successful trivial pursuit team (but probably not charades).
A champion of his four grandchildren - Grant, Matthew, Glennie, and Gracie - he cheered us on at every soccer game, dance recital and graduation. His belief in the importance of education and unfailing generosity and support gave us the opportunity to become anything that we wanted - from musicians, lawyers, tennis instructors or marine conservationists.
While Keith and Barbara have a circle of great friends too numerous to recite here, perhaps none were more timeless or cherished than Frank and Paula Zahniser. After meeting at Windermere House in Muskoka in the summer of 1942, Keith and Paula became fast friends.
That meeting marked the beginning of our American family, celebrated over the years by great adventures in Niagara on the Lake, Montebello and Colorado.
His favourite places included playing a round of golf at Mississaugua Golf Club with partner in crime, Ken Howie, or playing tennis in Siesta Key with David and Bruce.
His parents, Olga and Munro Gibson, would have been proud of the life that he led, in particular, his sense of philanthropy and unbounded willingness to support vulnerable people.
A deep thank you to all of the care workers who took care of him. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by kind, wonderful people. A memorial reception will take place Thursday, July 12, 2018 at the Mississaugua Golf and Country Club from 1 to 3 p.m. Please send condolences to email@example.com.
In lieu of sending flowers, please consider donating to any organization that you think would best reflect the values that he espoused.
KATHLEEN ELIZABETH BEAUMONT HILL
On June 27, 2018, Canada lost an amazing lady. "Katie" Hill, affectionately known as "The Pigeon" passed away peacefully, in her 90th year, surrounded by her family. Her death was preceded by that of her beloved husband, Jim, in 2014. They were a remarkable pair. She is survived by her brother, Henry Beaumont; her sons, Brian (Andrea), Ross (Jane); daughter, Nancy; and grandchildren, Natalie, Oscar, Beaumont, and Paloma. She was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Ida Beaumont; and her sister, Ellen Cherry.
Born in Ponoka, and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta, Katie attended high school at Qu'Appelle Diosesan School For Girls in Regina. That boarding school experience had a profound positive influence upon her. For the rest of her adult life she made the Hill family home, "the Hill Hilton," a place of loving welcome to their friends, her children's friends, relatives, and many Mexican students.
She graduated from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, as did all three of her children. She never forgot her amazing Queen's experience.
She became one of its most active supporters, particularly as a recruiter par excellence. Katie regularly hosted events to encourage young potential students to make the long trek across the country to her Alma Mater. Years later, the "Kathleen Beaumont Hill Award" was established in her honour. It is bestowed annually on the most outstanding Queen's alumni from British Columbia based upon meaningful contribution to society and commitment to the University.
Katie loved her job working for Canadian Pacific Airlines, flying to northern B.C. and overseas, in the early 1950's. She later created what was to be her favourite job as a ground hostess at YVR before becoming the Vice President's Secretary.
Her volunteer work was an important part of her life. For years she was active with the Salvation Army canvassing persuasively, and encouraging others to do the same in the annual Red Shield appeal. Katie was a pillar of her church and volunteered for over 20 years at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
As a member of the Arbutus Club, she was a linchpin in the Walking Group, and later in the Aquafit programs encouraging members to participate. The annual Sun Run would inevitably see Katie, ready to participate with friends in tow.
For all of her successes and triumphs, Katie was proudest of her own family. She always made time to drive the kids anywhere and provide a meal with a smile on her face and never a complaint. Her fierce loyalty and strength of character built three strong willed and independent children.
Her commitment and dedication to the business provided a foundation of support to help build the family business into what it is today.
Katie and Jim raised Brian, Ross, and Nancy to be a reflection of all they believed in, and were enriched and rewarded in their grandchildren, Natalie, Oscar, Beau, and Paloma.
Radiantly beautiful in her trademark pink lipstick, Katie was a renowned hostess, enjoying dinners out with Jim at Il Giardino every Friday night and hosting their annual New Year's Eve and summer parties.
Mother, counsellor, mentor, beloved friend, Katie left a legacy for all of us in how to be a good citizen. She will never be forgotten.
A special thank you to Rudy Svarovsky and to her dedicated caregivers Perlita Dadbe, Lillian Tanoja, and Helen Werry.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Church, 2490 W.
37th, Vancouver on Wednesday, August 29, 2018.
PATRICK CLIFFORD HODGSON
With great sadness, we announce the death of Patrick Clifford Hodgson on July 2, 2018 at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
Patrick was predeceased by his father, Patrick W. E.
Hodgson. He is survived by his mother, Camille; his wife, Kate; his children, Elizabeth and Patrick; and his sister, Sayre.
He was born in London, Ontario, graduated from Williams College, and completed Master's degrees at both The Wharton School and The University of Toronto. He served as President of Cinnamon Investments. Patrick was an avid birder who contributed to the Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Ontario and travelled the world building his life list.
Family and friends will gather for a memorial service at the Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre (375 Mount Pleasant Road, parking on site) on Thursday, August 16th at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Patrick's memory can be made to the Patrick Hodgson Family Research Fund at The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation; http://www.thepmcf.ca (click "Donate Now", select "In Memory Donation" and choose Patrick's fund from the "Fund Allocation" list).
DR. MARY E. HORSEY
Died on July 2, 2018 at her home in Kensington Gardens with family by her side. Mary will be lovingly remembered by her brother, Herbert (Joan); niece, Susan (Gianni), nephew, John (Joyce); and their children, Jacob (Jenny), Madeline (Jon), Hannah (Chris), and Reggie. She also leaves her great-great-niece, Isobel; and great-great-nephews, Isaac and Charlie. Mary will be missed by dear friends, Laura and Paddy; as well as friends in Canada and the U.K.
Mary was born in Montreal, Quebec to Richard and Ruth Horsey. She graduated from Montreal West High School, then studied music at McGill University.
She put herself through medical school at Queen's University, receiving her MD in 1963. She did a residency in psychiatry in Edmonton, then moved to London, England, where she had various jobs in the National Health Service and became a consultant in Psychiatry. She obtained the British R. C. Psych qualifications and also the Canadian Fellowship in Psychiatry. On her return to Canada, Mary settled in Barrie, where she had a private practice and was on the staff of the Royal Victoria Hospital. She loved her work, and finally retired at the age of 80.
Mary inspired us with her determination and sense of adventure. She was a world traveler, a musician, a musiclover, a dear friend, and a loving sister and aunt. We'll miss her.
The family wishes to thank all of those who contributed to Mary's life, particularly in her last years. This includes the staff at Toronto Western Hospital, and the wonderful team at Kensington Gardens, where Mary lived in her last years. We are also grateful to Winny for her care.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., Toronto, at Windermere Ave., east of Jane subway, on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 10 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service, held in the Chapel at 11 a.m.
Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: the "Dr. Mary E.
Horsey Memorial Bursary" at McGill University by going to http://www.mcgill.ca/give and using the gift code 07194, or by calling McGill University at 514-398-2787; or the Kensington Foundation https://www.kensingtonhealth.
MARIAN J. LAWRASON (Gilbert)
On June 26, 2018 at Rochester, NY. Predeceased by her parents, Robert and Marian Gilbert; and brother, Arthur. Burial in Webster, NY.
Willard H. Scott Funeral Home, Webster, NY.
GLADYS IRENE LESLIE (nee Gracey)
Gladys Leslie died peacefully at her home at the Glynnwood Retirement Residence in Thornhill, Ontario on Monday, July 2, 2018. Born on December 23, 1915 in Wellandport, Ontario, Gladys was the daughter of the late Clarence Gracey and Elva Jamieson Gracey, and the beloved wife of the late Norman A. Leslie (1991), long time executive of Miller Paving Limited. Gladys is survived by her loving sister, Muriel Rhodes. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews, including Ted Rhodes, Doug Rhodes, and Bob Rhodes, and their families, and her brother-in-law, Dure Brandon.
She will be missed by longtime friends, the Millar family.
Gladys was passionate about golf and was good at it! She was a member of the Thornhill Golf and Country Club, the Donalda Club and the Cedar Brae Golf Club. And she loved to travel. She and Norm were generous and thoughtful hosts and shared their lives with family and friends at their home in Thornhill and their farm on Howe Island in the Thousand Islands. Thanks are extended to the staff at the Glynnwood Retirement Residence and Gladys' private caregivers for their care and attention over the past several years.
A Funeral Service will be held at the R. S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street, Toronto on Saturday, July 14th at 11 a.m. preceded by a one hour visitation. Private interment at Pine Hills Cemetery in Scarborough. If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be left at http://www.rskane.ca.
ELEANOR MARGARET McCLURE
Passed away peacefully in her sleep early in the morning on June 30, 2018 in her 87th year.
She is reunited with her beloved husband, Charlie, who passed away in 2014. Eleanor leaves her two daughters, Patricia (John Koreen) and Catherine (Chris Lierman) and also four grandchildren, Gunnar and Beckett Koreen and Jane and Benjamin Lierman. Eleanor will also be sadly missed by her sisterin-law, Cathie and her husband, Lloyd Van Dusen and her cousin, Pat Brown.
Thank you to the wonderful care team at Country Terrace Nursing Home, London. Cremation and a private interment have taken place. Eleanor was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. A celebration of life will be held at Siloam United Church, 1240 Fanshawe Park Rd. E., London, on September 15, 2018 at 11 a.m. Donations to Siloam United Church or to the Alzheimer Society of Canada to research Lewy Body Dementia may be made in Eleanor's honour. Condolences and memories can be shared at http://www.HarrisFuneralHome.ca.
SHIRLEY MITCHELL (née White) 1937 - 2018
Shirley succumbed to pulmonary fibrosis on July 3, 2018. Predeceased by her parents, Elsie Henderson (1902 - 1954) and Bert White (1895-1980); supportive mother-in-law, Lillian Mitchell (1902 - 1976); brother, Donald White (1931-1999); daughter, Janet Mitchell (1967 -1996). Survived by her husband, Jack Mitchell; sons, Peter Mitchell, Andrew Mitchell (Leslie Baskerville); and their children, Avery and Colwyn; her much loved sisters-in-law, Joyce Wallace (Kerry, late Shane, Hugh, Marie) and Joan White (Lynn, Karen).
A graduate of the Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing in 1961, Shirley felt fulfilled in her chosen career. She enjoyed hands-on patient care, both at the Toronto General Hospital, and subsequently with St. Elizabeth Health Care. Shirley loved a road trip as much as international travel but was always happy to return to her beloved Toronto to explore its byways with Jack.
A lover of all creatures, there were many four-legged companions in Shirley's life. The last was her aged feline, Molson, who was her constant companion in the last months and was always able to bring a smile when times seemed darkest. Shirley received loving support during her illness from her circle of friends from the Wellesley School of Nursing, the members of Longview Housing Co-operative, her faithful friends from Edgewood Green, and her extended family and friends. She also wished to thank her many physicians and nurses for their care and concern.
The last four months of Shirley's life were spent in the Temmy Latner Palliative Unit at Bridgepoint Hospital. This wonderful facility provided the compassionate care which meant so much to her. Shirley and the family want to express their gratitude to all the staff there. Donations in her memory may be made to Street Haven, Toronto Wildlife Centre or the Toronto Humane Society.
JOHN DONALD MOFFATT July 22, 1929 - July 3, 2018
After a rewarding life, and knowing he was loved by his family, friends and God, John Donald Moffatt ("Dint") passed from this world to the next on Tuesday, July 3. He was the son of Elizabeth and J. Melvin Moffatt and brother of Robert and Marjorie, who have gone before him. He and his wife, Anne (nee McKillop) were classmates in the Western University School of Business graduating in 1953.
Together they raised Sue (Rob Brison), Barb (Doug Dunlop) and Nancy who were blessed by their wise advice and endless support.
He was a loving and playful grandfather to Meg (Scott Symes) and Mike, and enjoyed the energy of his great-grand-children, Evan and Jack Symes.
In his careers with Simpsons Sears and later Dow Chemical, he modeled integrity and genuine friendship at work. He was a cheerful curler and was never happier than when he was in a boat, ideally at Bruce Beach. He truly cherished all the good times and people in his life. A devoted member of the Presbyterian Church, particularly St. Andrews in Etobicoke, and more recently Knox in Waterloo, he lived his faith.
His service will be at 11:00 on Saturday, July 7 at Knox Presbyterian Church, Waterloo, ON, with a reception to follow at the church. The service will be live streamed from the church website: http://knoxwaterloo.ca.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Knox Waterloo Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice.
A private interment will occur at a later date in Kincardine, near to his beloved cottage.
"Well done, good and faithful servant". Matthew 25:21
POSY CHISHOLM FEICK
It has been 10 years since Posy landed her balloon in heaven.
Let us sip a glass of champagne and toast to our beloved guardian angel.
Love, The Family
SHANNON L. HAMM July 7, 1992
26 years since your passing, when I myself was 26 years old. Amazing, eh, how the time lines converge. As ever, I try to remind the world that you existed, and that we are the better for your time with us.
SARAH NICOLA HOWARD Honours Bachelor of Science
We are very pleased to announce the graduation of our daughter, Sarah, from the University of Toronto. Parents, Liana and Nick.
We are so very proud.
MARGARET ANN IRELAND NAGEL
The death of Margaret Ann Ireland, widow of Walter Nagel, occurred peacefully at her residence in Saint John, New Brunswick on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the age of 90. She was the daughter of the late Erskine and Miriam (Armstrong) Ireland.
The Winnipeg-born pianist had won international recognition in the 1950's and 1960's, and later developed a second career as a radio producer and broadcaster in Toronto and New York. In 1986, Margaret Ann returned to Saint John, a former home, where she actively supported the arts and served on the first New Brunswick Arts Board. Her awards included the Canada 125 Medal and an honourary Doctor of Letters degree from the University of New Brunswick. Her website, http://www.margaretannireland.com provides further information on her accomplishments.
She will be missed by her daughter, Nicola Carter (Jeffrey McInerney) of Saint John; her son, Cyrus Carter (Dilek Yakar) of Istanbul, Turkey; her beloved grandchildren, Ben Carter (and son, Tallis), David Carter (Evelyne Szaryk), Jessica McInerney and Jennifer Dow (Dale and daughters, Destiny and Aleigha); and extended family members, Thomas Nagel of New York City, and Andrew Nagel (Katherine) of Rochester, NY.
In addition to her parents, Margaret Ann was predeceased by her first husband, Norwood Carter (Toronto, 1971); their son, Erskine Ireland Carter (Saint John, 1994); as well as her second husband, Walter Nagel (Saint John, 2004).
The family is deeply grateful for the invaluable support of Robin Moore, our family friend and Margaret Ann's special caregiver.
The family is also grateful for the support of all her devoted caregivers, of Extramural Nursing and of granddaughter LPN Jessica who eased Margaret Ann's last months of life.
There will be no public service.
Margaret Ann had asked that we listen to Rachmaninoff's Vocalise Opus 34 No. 14 as we remember her. Margaret Ann's spirit will live on in our memories and will be forever evoked by the music she so deeply loved.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan's Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (506 634-7424).
In keeping with Margaret Ann's wishes, a private interment will take place in Saint John, NB.
Online condolences may be placed at http://www.BrenansFH.com
NICKIE ANN WIGHT (nee Hoare) May 21, 1946 - April 22, 2018 Memorial Service - Celebration of Life
A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of Nickie Wight will be held at Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto on Saturday, July 21st at 2 p.m. All those whose lives were touched by her gentle and kind nature are invited to attend by her husband, Tony Wight and their sons, Scott (Teresa) and Andrew (Emilie). A reception will follow in the Parish Hall where personal tributes will be presented.
Arrangements entrusted to the T. Little Funeral Home, Cambridge, ON (519-623-1290).
As expressions of sympathy, donations in Nickie's memory to the Toronto Wildlife Centre (http://www.torontowildlifecentre. com/donate/donate-inhonour), the Lymphedema Association of Ontario (www. lymphontario. ca / Donations) or Mount Sinai Foundation (http://www.mountsinai.on.ca) would be appreciated.
JOHN GORDON OGG June 28, 1957, Toronto, ON - June 23, 2018, Duncan, BC
In the early hours of the 23rd of June (and the morning of his and Laurie's wedding anniversary) John, our angel, beloved son, husband, brother, uncle, and best friend slipped away peacefully.
John was predeceased by his father, Gordon in 2012.
Forever cherished, missed and remembered by his wife, Laurie; his mother, Reita; his sisters, Kathryn Ogg and Marilyn Pearson (Brian); his nieces, Ella, Vanessa (Rob), Rhea and Branwyn; and great-nieces, Makayla, Isabella and Mya. Also lovingly remembered by his step-children, Carla (Dave), Jesse (Danielle); grandchildren, Alyssa, Jaden and Brynn; step-son, Stuart (Kelsi); and grandchildren, Halen and Rylen.
Many long-time, dear friends (you know who you are), and his many cousins across the country, also mourn his loss.
John was a dedicated horticulturalist and grew many beautiful exotic plants in his home and garden. He started working at the Cowichan Lake Research Station in 1985 and worked there for 36 years. Under his care and guidance, millions of seeds were produced for propagation throughout coastal BC. He also made many friends in the forestry community.
John faced a brutal diagnosis with dignity and grace. He endured years of treatment and stayed with us out of love, strength, and pure will-power as long as he possibly could, against many odds. For that we are eternally grateful.
Although we are grief-stricken at our loss, we are thankful for the years that we had with him and for the health practitioners that were so good to him. John was always grateful for the kindness and the care that he received from Dr. Rhoda Pullan, Dr. Valerie Masuda and Dr. Ronald Puhky.
He especially appreciated the kindness of the nurses in the cancer ward and the ER at the Cowichan District Hospital.
There will be a celebration of John's life at a future date, once we get our bearings. If you wish to be invited please let us know by leaving a comment at http://www.firstmemorialduncan.com.
Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, Duncan BC, 250-748-2134.
MARJORIE SHARPE "Peggy" (nee Marjorie A. Pepler)
Peggy died peacefully, surrounded by her children on Friday, June 29, 2018.
Born November 10, 1928 in St. Catharines, Ontario, daughter to Marjorie Lisette (nee Taylor) and Don Francis Pepler. Predeceased by her husband, Dick (C. Richard Sharpe); and by her sisters, Zan Critelli and Totty Pepler.
Peggy leaves her sister, Lally (Boright) and Michael Tucker; and her children, Lisette MacDonald (Greg), David Sharpe (Stacey), Kate Sharpe (Tara Ferguson) and Sarah Renzoni (Mark).
Peggy attended Havergal College (Head Girl, class of '47) and Queen's University.
Peggy was quietly determined and passionately community minded, making personal human connections with those she encountered.
She and Dick lived most of their 63 years together in the same family home, in Clarkson, Ontario which was the gathering place for Sunday night dinners, swims in the pool, and walks to the Lake through the Rattray Marsh as the family grew and expanded to include eight grandchildren and one greatgrandchild.
Peggy and Dick treasured their outdoor time together with dear friends and family at Caledon Ski Club, the Toronto Golf Club and latterly in winter at the Ocean Club, Indian River Plantation on Hutchison Island, Florida.
Summers always included time spent at Tynhead on Rock Lake in Algonquin Park, a special place for the whole family.
Profound gratitude to Dr. Elie Morch, Dr. Chantal Perrot, and Dr. Susan Woolhouse for their leadership, deep knowledge and compassion in helping Peggy navigate her end of life with dignity, comfort and peace through MAiD. Peggy's life will be celebrated at a private gathering in the fall.
Condolences and memories may be shared at http://www.oakviewfuneral.ca.
DR. CARL THEOHAR 1937-2018
Carl was the son of Kaliopi and the late Norman Theohar, brother of Ruth Playfair and Boris Theohar (Jacquie Gillies), uncle to Joseph Playfair and Emma Playfair, and grand uncle to Will, Palmer, and Jack Schnarr. He was a kind, giving, intelligent and self-sacrificing presence in all our lives, always our backup. A wonderful gardener too.
He ended his practice of Psychiatry in January 2018, and died on June 28, 2018, of pancreatic cancer. Carl cared for his family, his friends and his patients with humanity and wisdom. Thank you to the Oncology/Palliative Care teams at Princess Margaret and at Sunnybrook. Carl was respected and cared for with compassion by all of you.
Cremation has taken place.
We will honour Carl privately, as he wished. Condolences received at http://www.affordable burialsandcremations.ca/drcarl- theohar/.
Donations may be made to Palliative Care at Sunnybrook or Princess Margaret Hospitals, or to the Wallace McCain Pancreatic Centre at PMH, if desired.
DOREEN MAY THOMPSON
Passed away peacefully at the Fountain View Care Centre in Toronto on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 in her 100th year. Born and raised in Toronto. Wife of the late Clare Thompson. She will be missed by her family and friends.
Interment will be held in Mount Pleasant Cemetery on Thursday, July 12th at 12 noon. Entrance east off Mt. Pleasant Road south of Merton Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www.
MARION EDITH WASHBURN (nee Whyte) May 26, 1923 - July 4, 2018
As Fourth of July fireworks light up the heavens for us, our family bids a loving farewell to our much adored Marion as she joins her beloved husband of 73 years, the late Robert N. Washburn (January 29, 2018). Mom shall forever be dearly cherished in the hearts of her daughter, Pat (the late Bob Reid) of Toronto, sons, Peter (Glady) of Ottawa and John (John Scanlon) of Jack Lake, Apsley, Ontario.
Marion was the eldest child of the late Cecil and Edith Whyte of Hamilton, dear sister of Ann Harrison (Jim) of Vineland, the late John Whyte (Maureen) of Burlington and sister-in-law of the late Joyce Whyte. She was the proud, loving and joyful Grandma of Kim Reid of Calgary, Michael (Vera) Reid of Switzerland, Scott (Kerrie) Reid of Toronto, Jenny (Blake) Dewan of Ottawa, Jill (Noel) Baldwin of Toronto and Neil Washburn of Ottawa.
Marion delighted in her greatgrandchildren, Owen, Nate, Jack, Elli, Gwyn, Evan and Lauren. Each baby, child, teen, young adult, adult was loved so dearly by her and in turn, she held such a very special place in all our lives.
In younger years, Marion was affectionately known as Maid Marion of Westdale, a Voice to the Troops in World War II. After her school years, Marion worked in banking, became a very astute investor. Bob and Marion were married in 1945, when Bob was on leave from the Navy. When children arrived, Mom devoted herself to the family. Rondeau Park in southwestern Ontario was the summer home of the Whyte clan, where "Aunt Marion", along with her cohorts "Auntie Joyce" and "Auntie Ann", Grandma and Grandpa Whyte were all such an integral part of the daily lives of the many children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. How fortunate we were for their constant loving embrace in which to grow up.
Marion and Bob moved the family several times as our father climbed the corporate ladder...
from Hamilton, to Toronto, to Sudbury to Montreal to Toronto and in their retirement to Oakville, Sarasota, Florida and ultimately to Palermo Village. The warm and ever-affable, Marion made so many enduring friendships. Mom was an avid and accomplished curler, she loved to play golf, she was an ardent bridge player, she loved cottage life, especially swimming, she had a passion for reading, Burnt Almond chocolate bars and Vernor's Ginger Ale.
And, she loved travels, especially by train, across Canada and through Switzerland.
We shall miss her loving, vibrant presence in our lives but forever remember this kind, selfless, caring woman and all the wonderful times shared with her.
The family wishes to extend it's profound thanks to Dr. Robert Gabriel of Oakville, a true angel on earth and the wonderful professional and caring Staff of Oakville Trafalgar Hospital. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy 10 N. of Q.E.W) on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.
Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 1 p.m. Interment Springcreek Cemetery, Mississauga.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Oakville Trafalgar Hospital are gratefully received. In honour of Marion, please extend a random act of kindness to someone in need, "pay it forward", as Marion most assuredly always did. Online condolences can be made at http://www.turnerporter.ca.
Our dear mother will always be respected, forever loved, never forgotten.
Love, Pat, Peter and John.
It is with great sadness our family announces the passing of our beloved mother Marion at Humber River Hospital on July 4, 2018 in her 88th year.
Marion, cherished wife of the late Jack, loving mother of Susan and David (Laurie), dear Grandy of Ashley (Scott/ Todd/What's his name) and Casey (Matt) and greatgrandmother of Karmyn.
A Celebration of Marion's life will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
"See you later alligator."
Please visit our Book of Memories at http://www.wardfuneralhome.com.
June Withrow (née Ostrom) passed peacefully, with family at her side, on Friday, June 29, 2018, within six months of the death of her beloved husband of almost 70 years, William (Bill) Withrow.
June was born in Toronto on April 28, 1927 to D'Eyncourt and Louise (née Baker) Ostrom. She grew up in Hogg's Hollow and attended Earl Haig Collegiate, where she and Bill were high school sweethearts. When Bill enlisted in the army and was stationed at Camps Borden and Ipperwash, he bought himself a motorcycle so he could travel back to Toronto on leave to see the beautiful and vivacious June.
They were married on January 24, 1948 while Bill was attending the University of Toronto. Bill became an art teacher at their alma mater, Earl Haig, while June worked as a medical secretary. Over the next 10 years, June enjoyed the life of a young housewife and mother to four children in a bungalow in newly built Don Mills, "Canada's first planned community."
In 1961, June's life changed when Bill was appointed, at age 34, Director of the Art Gallery of Toronto (now the AGO). While she was initially nervous about mingling with prominent members of Toronto's political, business and cultural communities, she found that her memory for names and faces, her inquiring mind and easy conversational style made her the ideal companion for her husband during his 30-year tenure. June was proud that she could contribute her secretarial and administrative skills to their partnership. She ran the selfpublishing business set up for Bill's book on Sorel Etrog. Throughout her life, she would bang out all of Bill's personal correspondence and speeches on an old manual typewriter and carefully manage the family finances. She loved to entertain friends and family, particularly at Christmas and Thanksgiving and around the pool in summer. June was a devoted mother and grandmother and was delighted to become a greatgrandmother in 2014. When she took time for herself, it was to indulge her love of music by singing as a soprano in a seniors' choir, the Serenata Singers.
Lovingly remembered by her children, John (Laurel Murdoch), Stephen (Christine), Anne (John Trimble) and David (Chloé McIntosh); by grandchildren, Jennifer (Craig Whiteside) and Diana, Stephanie Eadie (Wayne) and Ryan Trimble, Jacqueline Cavalier-Withrow; greatgrandson, James Whiteside; sister-in-law, Bonnie van Ostrom and step-grandson, Patrick Walsh.
Predeceased by her youngest grandchild, Laura Withrow, on November 29, 2017.
Cremation has occurred and there will be a private family interment.
If desired, remembrances may be made to the Art Gallery of Ontario or the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
GORDON EDWARD ELGIN WRIGHT
March 2, 1928 - July 4, 2018 Beloved husband, father, and poppy, who cherished his wife, Eileen; and gave his children, Ruth (Lawrence), Ted (d. 1985), and Liz (George); and his grandchildren, Jake (Jillian), Emily, and Alaric, an unshakeable foundation of love and security,and an assurance of life's limitless potential.
Visitation from 11 a.m., followed by the funeral at 1 p.m., will be held on Thursday, July 12, at Oakview Funeral Home, 56 Lakeshore Rd. W., Oakville.