Saturday, February 10, 2018
DONALD MILLER AMOS August 2, 1944 February 8, 2018
Passed away peacefully, at the Sheridan Villa in Mississauga on Thursday, February 8, 2018, surrounded by his family.
Loving husband of JoAnne; and much loved father of Darren and Laura, and son-in-law, Jason. Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Siena and Hayden; and his sister, Dianne Rogers (Ken) of Port Carling.
Born and raised in Barrie, Ontario, Don was well known for his athletic ability. In his younger days, he played tennis, soccer, baseball, and football and golf. He was a member of Barrie Country Club for several years. An avid competitor, his favourite sport was hockey which he played continuously from a young boy into his golden years in the Old Timer's League.
Don was a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University in Honours Business Administration (1968).
He had a long and distinguished career beginning at Bell Canada and transitioning to the Ontario Jockey Club as Vice President of Woodbine Sales where he led the thoroughbred horse sales program. He joined Magna International in 1984 progressing through various executive positions. He was later appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Magna Entertainment before retiring in 2006.
Don was able to fulfil his lifelong dream by becoming an owner and breeder of standardbred and thoroughbred horses garnering wins across Canada and the United States.
His family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the caring staff of the 4th floor at Sheridan Villa for their support and special care provided to Don.
Private funeral and celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations to Sheridan Villa on Truscott Rd. (Mississauga), the Long Run Thoroughbred Adoption Society, or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at http://www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com.
DAVE BARRETT February 2, 2018
It is with great sadness we share the passing of Dave Barrett, a much loved husband and father.
He will be greatly missed. Dave had a tremendous life beyond his profession in social work and his many years as a provincial and federal politician. At home Dave's quick wit and zany sense of humour kept Shirley and the kids in stitches. His personal interests included the reading of history, he was an expert on the battles of the Second World War.
Dave loved classical music, opera, Asian art and antiques.
A sports enthusiast, he played rugby, billiards and ping pong.
He was a lifelong fan of baseball's St. Louis Cardinals and closely followed professional football, hockey and basketball. Dave loved family dinners. There were many happy dinners in Victoria's Chinatown and pubs with a burger and chips or fish and chips.
Take-out was a highlight to any week. Dad often dreamed of his next fishing trip. The smaller the fish the bigger the story! Dave spoke of his gratitude to teachers and mentors and was happy to give back as a visiting teacher at Harvard, McGill, Western Washington and Simon Fraser universities.
Although his achievements were many, his greatest devotion and love were for his family, wife, Shirley; children, Dan (Mary), Joe, Jane (Wayne); grandchildren, Andrew, Hannah, Jacob and Noah; and his extended family. During his long battle with Alzheimer's, he found comfort in listening to his favourite symphonies on his iPod, walks in the Cedar Hill neighbourhood and later, when confined to a wheelchair, strolls through the parks.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Alzheimer Society of B.C, the Oak Bay Kiwanis Pavilion which cared for him with grace and compassion or the New Democratic Party. A memorial service announcement will be made soon and posted on the Earth's Option website. Tributes and memorials can be shared by visiting http://www.earthsoption.com
LORRAINE HELENE MARIE GOUGEON AYKROYD
Peacefully, at home in Railton, Ontario, surrounded by the love of family, on February 8, 2018, in her 100th year. Lorraine (nee Gougeon) beloved wife of 63 years to Peter H. Aykroyd. Dear mother of Daniel Edward (Donna Dixon) and Peter Jonathan. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Danielle, Belle, and Stella. Survived by her brother, Andy; and sister-inlaw, Judy Harvie (late Eric). Predeceased by her sister, Helen; and brothers, Claude and Peter.
Lorraine's ancestors arrived in Canada with Samuel Champlain in 1610. She was secretary of the delegation to Geneva, Switzerland, which engaged in exploration of the concept of "the law of the sea," laterally confirmed as the United Nations entity with jurisdiction in maritime matters. She was for a long time a senior public servant, being secretary to Lionel Chevrier, Minister of Transport, and laterally one of the highest paid women in government service when she was Secretary of the Canadian Maritime Commission.
Family and friends will be received at the Trousdale Funeral Home, in Sydenham, on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 between the hours of 1-3 p.m.
and 6-8 p.m., to remember and celebrate Lorraine's life. Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, February 15th, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church. Rite of Committal with prayer will follow at the Latimer Cemetery. Followed by a reception at the Royal Canadian Legion #496 in Sydenham. In memory of Lorraine, donations may be made to St. Patrick's Church in Railton.
"A Proud French Canadian" In the care of Trousdale Funeral Home, 4374 Mill Street, Sydenham, Ontario, (613)376-3022 http://www.trousdalefuneralhome.com
ARNOLD JOHN BAUER ("A J ")
"Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth...
Put out my hand and touched the face of God."
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Group Captain (Ret'd) Arnold John ("AJ") Bauer, BA, CD, on February 1, 2018 at the age of 93 in Hamilton General Hospital.
Born in Morse, Saskatchewan on December 13, 1924, the only son of the late Rev. Walter Daniel Bauer and Ora Bertha (née Ehling) Bauer, AJ is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Elizabeth ("Bette") Frame Bruce (née Harris) Bauer; by his three devoted daughters, Susan (Michael) Newman, Nancy Blair and Shirley (Bill) Hearn; by six grandchildren; by five greatgrandchildren; and by his sisters, Elda Gordon-Matthews, Shirley (Bob) Otterman, Ruth Smith, and Catherine Mattson; he is also survived by many nieces, nephews and countless friends. Besides his parents, AJ was predeceased by his sister, Isabel Cornell.
AJ was fascinated by flying from the time he was 9 years old, when he witnessed the Italian Formation Flight of 24 "flying boats" flying over Desboro, Ontario, enroute to the 1933 Chicago World Fair and thought to himself, "That's the life for me!" At 18 in December 1942, he submitted his military enlistment papers in Hamilton.
On January 6, 1943, he officially became a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Successfully completing his flight training courses in April 1943, AJ was pinned with his pilot training "wings" and assigned as a flight instructor for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.
When that ended in 1945, he was transferred to Summerside, PEI where he met Bette Harris, his "Elizabeth, my Queen".
AJ and Bette were married in Hamilton, then settled in London, Ontario where their three daughters were born.
His RCAF service took him to Ontario, New Brunswick, Resolute Bay as well as to such incredible places abroad as Germany, France, and the Sinai, culminating in London, England as Canada's Air Defence Attaché.
Having settled in his beloved cottage, "Roundel", near Owen Sound, he chaired a committee dedicated to restoring First World War Flying Ace Billy Bishop's family home. As well, he served as Vice President, then President, of the RCAF Association.
Along with being a staunch Hamilton Tiger Cats supporter, AJ was a lifelong Toronto Maple Leafs fan and a die-hard Toronto Blue Jays fan.
AJ's family would like to thank all staff at Macassa Lodge for their constant, outstanding care, their heartfelt compassion and their generous support.
As AJ donated his body to McMaster for medical research, there will be no funeral.
A celebration of his life will be held later at 447 Wing in Mount Hope. To honour his memory, donations may be made to the Billy Bishop Home and Museum or to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.
RONALD WILLIAM BROWN
Passed away suddenly on December 30, 2017 at home at the age of 78. Born October 24, 1939 in Montréal, Québec, to the late Phyllis Gordon (Fahrni) Brown and the late Ronald Murdoch Brown.
Predeceased by his step-mother, Norma (Gee) Brown; and younger brother, Gordon Fahrni Brown; Ron is survived by his sisters, Susan Kett and Karen Rydant (Al); sisters-in-law, Orshy Mulqueen Brown and Louise (Lavallée) Brown; nieces, Angela, Alanna, Kimberly (Romeo), Erin (Dave) and Tara (Ron); and nephew, Richard (Terrie). Grand-nephews, Daniel, Mathieu, Jesse and Calvin; and grand-nieces, Jaelyn and Abigail.
Ron was a spiritual man with a great love of music, travel and languages. He took piano from an early age. Ron attended St.
George's School and played the organ daily for morning chapel.
He spent hours gardening and taking care of the grounds at First Baptist Church for many years.
A kind, generous and caring man, he was an inspiration to his family and to his many friends.
He spent summers in Ontario, visiting family and teaching ESL to new Canadians.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 969 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y1. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to a charity of your choice.
DONALD MURDOCK CAMPBELL
Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg on Monday, February 5, 2018, Donald Campbell at 82 years of age. Dear husband of Fran Campbell (nee O'Hara). Loving father of Brent Devitt (Lisa), Heather Winters (Ray), Doug Devitt and second father to Ben Veenhof, Peter Veenhof (Karen). Cherished grandfather of Alexandra, Ryan, Jessie, Kyle, Kalyn (Jesse), Genevieve, Dorion, Juliana, Solomon, and great grandfather of Finnick and Bennett. Dear brother of Jean McLean, Christine Kramarczyk (Mike), and the late Malcolm Campbell. Uncle of Bonnie, Mary Beth, Scott, Kent, Ruth Ann, Debbie, Sandy, Jill and James.
After his degree in electrical engineering from Acadia University and Nova Scotia Technical College, Don's career included military service as an officer in Kingston and in Whitehorse, systems engineering with IBM in Vancouver, systems consulting and project management with AGT/DCF in Toronto, management with Toronto Stamp, and, latterly, direction of management information systems projects for the Ontario Ministry of Health.
Don was respected and admired for his integrity and attention to detail. He was a loyal and devoted friend who will be deeply missed and affectionately remembered.
Cremation with a Celebration of Life gathering at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre, 30 King St. E., Cobourg, on Saturday, May 19, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Family and friends' memories will be shared at 2 p.m. Those wishing may make a memorial donation to the Robert S. Scott Charitable Trust (Rotary Club of Cobourg).
Condolences received at http://www.MacCoubrey.com.
JUNE ANNA CURRIE (née McMullen) June 10, 1923 - February 2, 2018
June passed away peacefully, in the early morning hours of February 2, 2018, in her 95th year. Never shy to follow her convictions, she had reached the point where her quality of life had deteriorated to such a degree that it was her time to pass on to a better place and join her beloved husband, Doug. And that's what she did.
Predeceased by Doug ten years ago, June carried on as a loving mother to Mary (Peter McBride) of Montréal, Andrew (Susan Crocker) of West Brooklyn, Nova Scotia, and Gigi (David Moore) of Toronto. Much-loved granny to Meghan McBride (Gary Courchaine), R.D. McBride (Audray Lemieux), Dustin Currie (Jen Mirosevic), Sarah Currie (Jeff and Wyatt Peterson), Lindsay Moore and Stephanie Moore; and a very proud G.G. to her latest family members, Edie and Adèle.
Born into the McMullen family of Windsor, Ontario, June was one of seven children who tragically lost their mother at a young age. Undaunted, and after skipping two grades in public school, June set out to make a life for herself by studying history at University of Toronto. It was there that she caught the affectionate eye of a handsome young engineering student, Doug Currie. They were married on Grey Cup Day, December 1, 1945. A few years later, June and Doug packed their bags for Montréal, where Doug had accepted a position with the Aluminum Company of Canada. The young couple soon settled in suburban Baie d'Urfé to raise their family.
While Doug pursued his career in Montréal with engineering positions at Dominion Bridge and Pratt & Whitney, June ran the household. She proved to be a mother "extraordinaire," bringing up three very active children in the suburbs with all that entailed at the time - from Brownie badges and cub leader, to school assignments, to hockey practice, to bites by neighbourhood dogs and skinned knees. June managed it all. When there was time, her personal interests included painting, bridge and a song and dance group (the June Currie Dancers) that performed locally and at Expo 67! Through those years. June lived for her children and began a tradition of Sunday night roast beef dinners for family and friends that are remembered and talked about to this day. As her children grew older and things started to slow down a little, June entered the work force as the librarian at Fisheries Research Board of Canada. There, she held her ground against a coterie of brilliant, but often eccentric, scientists. She enjoyed the challenge and earned immeasurable respect from her colleagues.
Retirement saw June and Doug return to Toronto and settle in Port Credit, often spending summer weekends on Windlark, the family sailboat, in the Kingston area. June also became active in the University Club, and local book and gardening clubs but all with a watchful eye and love for her growing family.
June had a remarkable and wonderful life. She died peacefully at home in the presence of family members. Although she had become exceedingly tired over the past several weeks, thankfully she did not suffer from pain.
She retained her spirit, dignity and her sense of humour until the end.
June and her family were and are very appreciative of all the care and attention that she received from so many in the health care system - from her family physician, to the physicians and staff at Toronto Western where she was first admitted, to everyone at the Princess Margaret Myeloma Clinic, to the palliative caregivers assigned to help her over the past seven months and last, but certainly not least, to Bernadeth, Cynthia, Marissa, Shirley, Sonia and Gemma, June's "Dream Team" of in-home caregivers. It is a very long list! A celebration of June's life, for family members and friends, will be held in Toronto on March 31, 2018. Donations in June's memory to the Arthritis Society, or to the charity of your choice, would be most appreciated.
PETER PANAYOTIS DIMITRIOU
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto. Devoted husband of 53 years to Carol (nee Britton).
Loving father of Paul and Richard.
Proud grandfather of Nico and Emilia. Brother of Dimi (Haroula) of Athens. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. (East of the Jane subway) on Monday from 2-4 and 6-9p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 11a.m. If friends so desire memorial donations made to the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre - Odette Cancer Centre would be appreciated.
Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca "We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." -Aristotle
ELEANOR ALBERTA FINDLAY
Passed away peacefully, on February 7, 2018 at the age of 91.
Much loved by Barb, Brian, Scott, Guia, Paul, Krista, Jessica, Breanna, Alex, Sean, Georgie and Jonno.
Predeceased by her husband, Ian. Ellie will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and friends.
A celebration of life will take place at Barb and Brian's home in Oakville on Saturday, February 17th from 2-4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation would be greatly appreciated https:// wellspring.ca/westerkirk/getinvolved/make-a-donation/
JEAN GIBB "Jeannie" (nee Graham)
On February 6, 2018, in Toronto. Jeannie was born in Ballymena, N. Ireland on the 10th day of September 1920.
Predeceased by her parents, Francis and Isabella Graham; and by her siblings, Agnes, Isabella, Sadie, Robert, May, Frances and William. She was the widow of the late William Keppel R.N. (1972) and Jonathan (Jon) M. Gibb B.E.M., 48th Highlanders of Canada 1980.
Jeannie came to Canada in 1956 and became a Canadian Citizen in 1977. She was a proud member of the 48th Highlanders Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Thorncliffe United Church.
She was a going concern, even to the end, and had a great love for life.
Jeannie is fondly remembered by her nieces, Patricia "Paddy" Duncan (Clifford) and Yvonne Methren in Ballymena; her many relatives in N. Ireland; and her many friends in Toronto and the Thorncliffe Mall. She especially wanted to thank the nurses and staff at the Leaside Retirement Residence and the Rekai Centre 4th floor, and her dear friend Manny Madres-Lesic for the kind care she has received in her waning years.
LORNA LESLIE ELLISON (nee Duxbury)
They must have called one hell of a party in heaven for Lorna to decide to leave us on Sunday, February 4, 2018.
Parties, big and small, family dinners at Wendy's, quiet conversations with family or friends, the anticipation of a new great-grandchild - this was the stuff that brought happiness to the last quarter century of Lorna's 103-year journey. She was not the party sparkplug but always a quiet contributor, if not by word then by lack thereof. Was it a gift or the result of years of classroom study that gave her instant empathy with a precocious greatgrandchild or understated guidance for a 70+ year old infant?
On October 12, 1914 Lorna was born in Elkhorn, Manitoba and grew up on her parents, Thomas and Ethel Duxbury's, farm nearby. Grade I through VIII were spent at a one room schoolhouse accessed by horse cart and IX thru XI at Elkhorn High School. She was fortunate to be able to attend Virden Collegiate for Grade XII and from there Winnipeg Normal School which along with University of Manitoba summer courses allowed the obtaining of her Permanent Teaching Certificate.
Lorna's first teaching job was at a one room brick schoolhouse just west of Elkhorn where she taught the first eight grades to 42 pupils. Her second teaching job saw her move from the prairies to the bush of Bird River, a settlement in north east Manitoba with access by bush plane or boat. Her third move was to Winnipeg where she married William (Bill) A. Ellison on May 21, 1938.
Bill Ellison was the Principal of the seven teacher Grandin School and a Justice of the Peace in the Winnipeg community of Fort Garry. The newly married couple moved into a home on the banks of the Red River near the school. Rumor has it that a tunnel discovered in the basement of the home once gave access to a speakeasy on Pembina Highway. Lorna gave birth to the couple's three children in this house and once Wendy, the youngest, started school in the fall of 1949, Lorna returned to her teaching career. The record Red River Flood in the spring of 1950 forced the family to seek shelter with their good friends, the Cairns family in Oak Lake, Manitoba. In 1951 the family moved to Lockport, Manitoba where Bill became Principal of the three classroom Lockport School. He taught grades 6 thru 8 while Lorna taught 3 thru 5. Bill died suddenly on January 19, 1952 and the family moved to Winnipeg in the summer of 1952. Lorna completed a 33-year teaching career at Winnipeg Elementary schools (Lord Roberts, LaVerendrye and Greenway).
Retirement, the final 38-year stage of Lorna's life included travel around Canada and to the Arctic, USA, South Africa, UK and Australia. To keep sharp, she attended University of Winnipeg Senior Classes, the Winnipeg Symphony and Pops, played Bridge and was a superlative Scrabble master.
St. James Anglican Church (ACW) activities and numerous charities were other interests. Her greatest contribution was, however, as a friend, confident, guide and supporter to her friends and family.
Lorna is survived by her three children, daughter, Moira (Donald) Drybrough; and four grandchildren, Catherine (Mark) Graham, Cynthia (Dave) Jamieson, Donald (Benda) Drybrough and Christina; son, Walter Thomas (Ellen Mary Mills); and three grandchildren, Walter (Rebecca) Mark, Susan (Harvey) Sefton and Cherie (Jim) Cathcart; and daughter, Wendy (Douglas) Scott; and three grandchildren, Nancy Scott (Shane Hopkie, Diane Scott (Pat Lonsdale) and Sharon Scott (Steve Lougheed). (Lorna was especially appreciative of the Scott's family care and commitment to her wellbeing in the last 15 years). She is also survived by 21 great-grandchildren, special friends, Wendy Ellison and Enid Lorna Dorward; and daughter, Melanie and Helen de Pava. She was predeceased by her husband, William Alexander Ellison, brothers, Lloyd George, William Bruce (Anne) and Flight Lieutenant Thomas (RCAF) who was shot down over Belgium as well as by lifelong friends Janet Duxbury and Phillis Cairns.
Lorna's Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in St. James Anglican Church, 195 Collegiate Street, Winnipeg, MB.
Our family is very grateful for the wonderful care Mom received at Golden West Centennial Lodge.
If desired, donations in Lorna's name may be made to St. James Anglican Church, 195 Collegiate Street, Winnipeg, MB R3J 1T9 or The Salvation Army, Golden West Centennial Lodge, 811 School Road, Winnipeg, MB R2Y 0S8.
Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, Winnipeg, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204.897.4665 http://www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com.
On Thursday, February 8, 2018, at Toronto Western Hospital.
Beloved husband of Pauline (Drimer). Loving father and fatherin-law of Irwin and Michele Glassman, Rhonda Polansky, Donna and Allen Welman, Lynn Kreaden, and Michael and Usha Kreaden. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Bella and Sidney Itzkowitz of Montreal. Devoted grandfather of Jennifer, Oona and Avi, Shira and Koby, Anapurna, and Siddartha.
At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at10:00 a.m. Interment Beth Sholom Synagogue Section of Mt.
Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 56 Laurelcrest Avenue. Memorial donations may be made to Beit Halochem Canada, 905-695-0611.
JAROLD RAE HAMILTON April 7, 1937 February 3, 2018
Born in Glenboro, Manitoba, Rae passed away peacefully while on vacation.
Rae, the second-youngest of eight siblings, grew up on the family farm near Glenboro. He began his education at the Hawkins school, a one-room schoolhouse on a corner of the family's property. He later attended the Glenboro School before moving to Winnipeg to complete high school at United College. Rae graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, with a major in agricultural economics.
Rae worked for thirty years in sales and marketing in the petroleum industry at British American, Gulf, and later Petro-Canada, retiring in 1992. During that time he went from managing a single gas station to overseeing all of Western Canada retail for Petro-Canada.
A son of the prairie, Rae was an avid curler, and an enthusiastic (though occasionally wayward) golfer. A life-time baseball fan, he attended the very first Blue Jays game on his 40th birthday and was in the stands during the improbable Texas playoff game.
Rae was a devoted husband to Glen for 55 years. He leaves three sons, Sheldon (Andrea), Dean (Deborah), and Devon (Erin); grandchildren, Patrick, Megan, Zachery, Sean, Alex, and Grace; his sisters, Janice and Betty; and brother, Dwayne; his many nieces and nephews; and too many friends to name. He was predeceased by his mother, Elizabeth; father, James; brothers, Mervyn and Jack; and sisters, Isobel and Joyce.
A service remembering Rae's life will be held on Tuesday, February 13th at 1 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Online condolences may be left at http://www.thompsonfh-aurora.com
EILEEN MARY HAWRYLIW
When Eileen Mary Bandurka (October 21, 1926 - January 29, 2018) married Bohdan Hawryliw in Wolia, Saskatchewan in 1953, she did so not only because of their similar ancestral roots in Western Ukraine, but because of their shared, unadvertised passion for an open road, an open mind and a house with an open door.
Her parents, Frederick and Katie (Kay, nee Feduniak) Bandurka, raised their five children (Eileen, Margaret, Don, Dorothy, Ruth) on the family farm in Canyon District, central Saskatchewan, a sweeping landscape of countless rural villages and hamlets shaped by the broad community of Ukrainian immigrants. These new families toiled indefatigably and productively, their success reflecting old-world tradition and heritage experience. The Bandurkas were no exception, and their farming and financial achievements stood as proof that hard-work and teamwork were a child's best education.
It was education that nurtured and developed Eileen; she had an enquiring and nimble mind whose appetite for challenge and accomplishment never occluded her unpretentious nature. Curious, compassionate and capable, she was a veritable lifelong learner who could master flamboyant French desserts, coach women's softball, critique the Hawaii Opera Theater, sell real estate and open her home to foster children. The readiness to help was a Bandurka family value, and young Eileen with sister Margaret would often stay overnight in the teacherage, providing reassurance to the single Miss responsible for the local children's academic success. By grade 8 and barely an adolescent, Eileen was already "apprenticing" as a teacher, instinctively noting that the successful trick to running a one-room schoolhouse was to connect eye-to-eye and heart-to-heart with the children and their parents; and by 1945, after attending Normal School, she began doing her remarkable teaching of Grades 1 and 2 in what might seem like unremarkable places in Saskatchewan as Blaine Lake, Fielding, and, her adored Maymont. Yet the perception that these outposts and whistle-stops lacked significance or value belonged to outsiders and bureaucrats alone for Eileen loved these communities and the people loved her back.
Teaching wasn't just a job; it was a calling and she gave as much interest, help and energy as was needed. Field trips, spontaneous learning tangents, and, a friendly disregard for authority characterized her inimitable, enriched teaching style, one that both enamoured and dismayed her colleagues and University of Saskatchewan professors. She loved to recall her elementaryclass trip to a Japanese restaurant to watch and then sample the quickfrying of succulent chicken livers; or the rehearsing and travelling with her young students to Prince Albert for the local TV station's Amateur Hour.
Eileen often took her own sons through the open doors of opportunity, and she treasured these shared experiences more dearly than any purchased keepsake. Her sincere interest in the minutiae of peoples' lives, in local and world events, and in provocative art forms made her a welcome guest, for she brought warmth and energy to any gathering, informal or formal.
Eileen's tireless, exuberant nature complemented and contrasted with the quiet, steady demeanour of her beloved Bohdan. She gave freedom and space to his own personality, and to those of her sons, Fred of Toronto and Neil (Joni and son, Nigel), of Muskegon, Michigan. Her steadfast encouragement to sense new opportunities, to accomplish meaningful and rewarding goals applied to them and to herself: her transition in 1985 from rural teaching to urban landlording was seamless. While Bohdan managed maintenance and repairs, Eileen blossomed as the friendly face on the grapevine, always ready with a sympathetic ear and foolproof advice. Her fondness for conversation was irrepressible and she eagerly opened the Hawryliw home offering their myriad tenants coffee, cookies and a good catch-up in exchange for next month's rent.
No matter the location or duration, whether dressed in her favourite black suit from Paris or wearing a plastic necklace from a holiday souvenir shop, she never failed to put others at ease with her affable nature and pleasant countenance. Her sincerity was rewarded with lifelong relationships and spontaneous connections that, despite their brevity, left rich impressions on both partakers. Tastefully and strikingly attired for some picture-taking in EILEEN HOUSE, a property project to honour her, Eileen stood with an open innocence and humility, astounding the practiced photographer. Moved by her natural openness and candour, he placed her and this experience above many of his international photo shoots. Their memory of this magical connection lasted a lifetime.
A quiet service for Eileen Hawryliw will be held Wednesday, February 14 at 11 a.m. at the Saskatoon Funeral Home, 388 4th Avenue North, Saskatoon. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to an organization supporting children's music education. Condolences may be left at http://www.saskatoonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Saskatoon Funeral Home (306-244-5577).
MARY HELEN HOWARD (nee McGillis) June 12, 1935 - February 4, 2018
Mary Helen (McGillis) Howard passed away peacefully, on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Her warm smile and joyous spirit will be remembered by her children, Rob (Lisa) Howard, Susan Howard (Neil Ward), Leslie Howard (Jim Stevenson) and James (Jing) Howard; and her grandchildren, Jack, Sam, Dominick and Sarah.
She will also be missed by her sister, Sally (Ralph) Warren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mary was preceded in death by the love of her life, Keith Howard, to whom she was married for 54 years; her sister, Joan McGillis; and her parents, Robert (Bob) and Helen McGillis.
After graduating from Leaside High School and Toronto Teachers' College, Mary worked with young immigrant children at Clinton Street Junior Public School where she ran the Primary Department.
Long after she started her family, Mary continued to be actively involved in education, helping to create City Alternative School in the late 1970's.
Mary loved nature and her beloved family cottage, "The Hideaway," where she would take long walks followed by swims in the Credit River. To Mary, experiences were priceless and travelling the world became a life-long passion. It was her firm belief that diverse cultures should be bridged through sharing and she made sure that everyone she knew felt welcome in her home.
Mary's Labyrinth, the first Legacy Labyrinth in Canada, has been built in her honour next to Grasslands National Park in SW Saskatchewan.
Memorial donations in Mary's name may be made to The Alzheimer Society (alzheimer.ca). Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com
ROLAND DAVID JAMIESON "Rolly"
August 16, 1941 February 2, 2018
Peacefully, passed away surrounded by family. Rolly is now free from the severe restraints and complications of late stage Parkinson's Disease. He leaves his loving wife of 53 years, Dagmara (Mary); beloved sons, Marc (Lorena) and Justin (Inga); and his three granddaughters, Isabella, Camilla, and Liva, who were his pride and joy.
Born in Iroquois Falls, ON, it was in Toronto that he met Dagmara, married, started a family, and began a 34 year career with Statistics Canada, later transferring to Ottawa.
As a Director for the Census he led projects across Canada, the US, and as far away as Colombia and China. In his retirement, he and "Mary" moved back to Southern ON to be closer to family.
We will do our best to honour his legacy of family first, kindness and integrity. Thanks to the team at St Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton for their compassionate and excellent care.
Family and friends will celebrate his life in the coming days. Please consider sending condolences and memories to jamiesoncondolences@gmail .com. Donations in Rolly's memory may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
CYNTHIA MARGARET JEFFREY
Peacefully on February 7, 2018 at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Donald. Loving mother of John (Elizabeth), David, Stacey (Warren Leslie) and Kevin (Nancy Sawler). Cherished grandma of Ian (Laura Chatelain), Brad (Jules Cowan-Dewar), Laura (Brad Patzer), Kaitlyn (Matt McMulkin), Sarah and Brian. Devoted greatgrandma of Isla, Karis, George, Nora and Lucy. Daughter of the late Simon Creet and Victoria Ringham. Predeceased by her siblings, Nina Creet, Sylvia Creet, Norman Creet, Vera Cooper, Patricia Loggie and Zia Pollack.
Cynthia will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends.
Friends may visit St. Cyprian's Anglican Church, 1080 Finch Avenue East, Toronto on Monday, February 12, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. A funeral service will commence at 2:00 p.m. at the church, followed by an onsite reception for all guests.
In lieu of flowers, donations to charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Online condolences may be left at http://www.jerrettfuneralhometoronto.ca/
RUTH OLIVET KEYS (née Harris)
December 9, 1920 February 7, 2018
Peacefully in her sleep, and with her family around her, our dear Mum and Nanny passed away at home at age 97. She is predeceased since 2004 by her loving husband John. She is survived by two children, Susan Otto (Terry) and David Keys (Mary); two granddaughters, Christina (Kelsey Wagner) and Alexandra (Shawn McCallum); two great-grandsons, Louis and Bennett; and Nancy Maitland, the family's life-long closest friend. She leaves her brother, Rupert Harris and his wife, Gwen (Marler), of Montreal and their family.
Ruth grew up in Montreal where she graduated from McGill University in 1943. She and John were married in 1945 after John served in the Royal Canadian Navy. After John completed his Ph.D. at McGill in 1951, they moved their young family to Victoria where John took a position as a professor at Royal Roads Military College. The family moved to Ottawa where Ruth became very active in the University Women's Club and the Rideau Lawn Tennis Club.
She took inspiration from life and will be remembered for her love of family, art, opera, travel, tennis, and the stock market. She loved to be with her family, visit Susan's farm, and, in her later years, enjoyed her friends at the New Edinburgh Square, dining at the local restaurants on Beechwood Ave., and strolling along the river with Nancy.
A private service for family will be held. Donations in her memory can be made to the Canadian Red Cross and McGill University.
Condolences/Tributes/ Donations: Hulse, Playfair & McGarryhttp://www.hpmcgarry.ca 613-233- 1143
GEORGE MARTIN LUXTON QC, LLD
On February 4, 2018, Martin passed away peacefully at his home in Belmont House, Toronto at age 86.
Martin will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Patricia (Woollcombe) of 59 years; and by his four children, George, Tony (Sarah Eliot), Sarah (Colin Bugler) Diana (Ian Sansom); and six grandchildren, Jack and Harry, Colin and Daphne, Hamilton and Hudson; and many nieces and nephews. He is survived by his brothers David (Mag) and D'Arcy (Anne).
Martin was born in Calgary in 1931 and was predeceased by his parents, The Right Reverend George Nasmith Luxton (Bishop of Huron) and Dorothy Catherine Martin of Hamilton.
Martin graduated from Trinity College School in Port Hope (TCS), The University of Western Ontario (BA) and Osgoode Hall. Martin was called to the Ontario Bar in 1958. He was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from McMaster University in 1998. Martin learned at an early age that service to the community was important and he volunteered extensively for many Hamilton area organizations.
Martin's community leadership roles included, but are not limited to: Warden, Christ's Church Cathedral, President of Hamilton Community Foundation, President of Opera Hamilton, President of the Art Gallery of Hamilton, President of The Tamahaac Club, Chairman of the Board of Governors of McMaster University, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hamilton Place, Chairman of The Hamilton Club, President of the Hamilton Law Association, and a Director of National Trust Company Ltd.
Martin practised corporate law as a senior partner at Martin & Martin (Martin's) in Hamilton which was founded in 1895 by his greatgrandfather Edward Martin and grandfather D'Arcy Martin. The majority of his fifty year legal career was with Martin & Martin. Following the closure of Martins, Martin joined Ross McBride LLP where he practised law until he retired.
Martin followed in his two uncles' footsteps (Argue and Hubert Martin) in squash and became an Ontario junior squash champion. He was a voracious reader and actively read a wide variety of North American newspapers and magazines. Martin was a loving and generous person who gave considerable time in support of family, friends and the community. Martin and Patricia enjoyed spending time with family and hosting friends on Home Island, Lake Joseph, Muskoka and on Gasparilla Island, Florida.
The family is grateful for the care given by Dr. Bradley Birmingham and all the very caring staff on Two West at Belmont House. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Alzheimer Society or Christ's Church Cathedral Hamilton would be greatly appreciated.
A service of Thanksgiving will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 12, 2018 at Christ's Church Cathedral, 252 James Street North, Hamilton, Ontario. A reception will be held at the Tamahaac Club in Ancaster.
PERUMPRAL MATHEW MATHEW
Mathew, as he liked to be called, was born on May 28, 1928 and died sometime in the early hours of February 7, at his home in Port Hope, Ontario.
He was the very proud grandfather of Creston and Kieran, loving father of Himal and the most devoted husband to Rachel who died 10 years ago.
His life began on a simple hillside in South India, took him to the Himalayas, and then to Africa where the family survived and escaped the Biafran War. It's a good story.
Life in Canada began on a snowy December 1st in 1967 at Dorval Airport in Montreal, where Mathew, Rachel and Himal started over.
Mathew, like Rachel, was a dedicated high school teacher until his retirement. Former students still talk about the difference he made in their lives, indeed that both of them made.
After Rachel died Mathew lived with Himal and his family in Port Hope until his passing.
He was a gentle man, who loved a good conversation and cup of tea.
He was unfailingly kind. He loved his family and felt it was his duty to look after us right until the end.
A memorial service will take place at St. Mark's Anglican Church in Port Hope at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 13, with a reception to follow in the church hall.
Passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018 at age of 84.
Best friend and loving husband to Betty McKenzie.
Devoted father to Jim McKenzie (Sylwia). Proud grandfather to Adam McKenzie.
Family will receive friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. E., (East of Kennedy Rd.) Scarborough, on Saturday, February 17th between 3 - 5 p.m. Burns will always be lovingly remembered by many family and friends.
CATHERINE JOHNSON MCQUIRTER (nee Burt)
Of Gravenhurst (Muskoka) Ontario, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.
Cathy died peacefully, surrounded by her children in White Rock, BC. She is survived by her brother, James C. Burt of Winnipeg, Manitoba; her five children, Sandy, Elizabeth, Susan, Timothy, Margaret; and many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.
Cathy loved Muskoka, travelling to exotic lands, Bridge and helping the many members of her family. She developed a love for the stock market, volunteering, and was entertained by the US news. Her ashes will be buried in her beloved Ontario.
She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
DANIEL ALLISON MENELEY
Passed away on February 6, 2018 at Kingston General Hospital.
Daniel Meneley in his 83rd year.
Husband of Mildred (nee Wiley) of 58 years. Beloved father of Grant (Teresa), the late Laird (Angela), Conrad (Sharon), and the late Shannon (Ruben). Remembered fondly by his grandchildren, Daniel (Priscilla), Matthew, David (Ricki), Chris (Amanda), Katie, Hannah, Julia and Lidia; and by his great-grandchildren, Isabella, Cameron, and Paige. Dear brother of Nelson (Joan), and Robert (the late Rose). Predeceased by his siblings, Patricia Drew (Edgar), Howard, and William. Daniel will also be remembered by his many nieces and nephews.
Friends and relatives are invited to call at the Lakefield United Church on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. A funeral service will take place at the Lakefield United Church on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Reception to follow in the Church Hall. Cremation and Interment at Lakefield Cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity Lakefield Project 2018 and may be made by contacting The Hendren Funeral Homes, Lakefield Chapel at http://www.hendrenfuenralhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355.
EARL EDWARD PALMER
Taken from us suddenly, in bed at his beloved home, on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, in his 87th year.
Earl, a graduate of William & Mary College, Yale University, and the University of Toronto, enjoyed a long and successful career teaching law at Western University. He was also a highly respected labour arbitrator for close to half a century.
"The Duke," son of Dorothy and Edward Palmer, is survived by his beloved wife, Sally; and treasured sister, Jane. He was predeceased by his brother, Barry; and his son, Barry. He will be dearly missed by his daughter, Ellen; son, Bruce; niece, Jennie; and grandsons, Oscar and Archer. He leaves a great hole in the hearts of a host of friends and extended family.
Bon vivant, raconteur and accomplished chef, Earl was also given to using French words when English would have been equally appropriate. He loved to cook, drink wine, collect stamps and talk football or politics, and he indulged these passions with uncommon vigour.
As per Earl's wishes, there will be no formal funeral ceremonies.
There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, March 31st. Donations to the Good Food Box Program c/o Grace Lutheran Church Hamilton or The Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Please check the website: http://www.circleoflifecbc.com for further details and updates.
JOHN ALBERT PEDLER B.D.S. (U. Lond.), L.R.C.P. (Lond.), M.R.C.S. (Eng.), M.D.S. (U. Lond.), F.D.S.R.C.S. (Eng.), F.R.C.D. (C.), Oral Pathology R.C.D.S. (On.) December 30, 1920 - February 2, 2018
Peacefully, in his 98th year at Sunnybrook Hospital.
John began his medical training in 1937 at age 16 and remained totally dedicated to his profession throughout his distinguished career.
At the age of 21, following his graduation from the University of London in 1941, he was appointed house surgeon at the London Hospital. From 1942-1947 he was on war service with the R.A.F. by which time he passed all exams for his degree in dentistry and his pre-clinical for his medical degree.
Upon discharge he returned to medical school to complete the clinical years.
In the R.A.F., he was a dental officer and was promoted to the rank of Flight Lieutenant. From 1950, he was senior registrar, London Hospital Dental School and since 1951 senior lecturer in Dental Pathology at the London Hospital Medical College.
In 1961, John moved his family to Toronto to take up his new appointment as Professor of Oral Medicine and Pathology and Head of the Department of Oral Diagnosis in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto. He was also Dental-Surgeon-in-Chief at Toronto General Hospital where he was described as "the architect of hospital dentistry in Toronto and at Toronto General Hospital in particular."
Working with the department of cardiac surgery and cardiology he arranged for all surgery patients to be referred for dental examinations to identify incidence of bacteria and gingivitis which could enter the blood stream and consequently the heart, causing fatalities. With this screening he successfully reduced deaths, due to these infections, to zero.
In his private practice he generously gave free services to the financially insecure and also provided unique and necessary procedures to patients with hemophilia, many of whom attended his retirement dinner in 1986.
John leaves behind his son, Trevor (Shelagh); and daughter, Carole; his four grandchildren, Shauna (Rob), Jessica, Michael and Christine; and two greatgrandchildren, Luke and James.
He was predeceased by his wife, Joan (nee Steedman); his eldest daughter, Trisha; and his twin sisters, Joyce and Audrey.
Cremation has taken place with interment beside his wife, Joan. A private memorial service will take place at a later date.
KEVIN JAMES PULCINE
Died peacefully, at the Carpenter Hospice in Burlington on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at the age of 55. Loving son of James "Jim" (Veronica Onyskiw) and the late Kay Elizabeth.
Beloved brother of Donna Toth (Ron Robinson), Sandee Tatham and stepbrother of Cynthia Mudd. Cherished uncle of Katie and Andrew Toth and Charlie and Will Tatham.
Kevin graduated from the University of Guelph with a BSc (Hons) in 1987. Over the past decade, he was proud to be employed by Zeton Inc., most recently as a mechanical technician. He was never afraid to put in extra hours when needed and was always a true team player. Kevin was generous and thoughtful. He always put others before himself. Kevin's favourite place was the family cottage at Norway Lake. He loved being outdoors - especially swimming, fishing and boating across the lake. He had fond memories of visiting his cousins in Glengarry and going to the Highland Games.
Taking after his late mother, Kevin was an excellent cook.
Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stop light north of QEW), Burlington (905-632-3333), on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Kingsway Lambton United Church (85 The Kingsway, Toronto) on Friday February 16, 2018 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Kevin can be made to Carpenter Hospice or Juravinski Cancer Centre. Special thanks to the medical staff and volunteers at both; he received excellent care. Very special thanks to the palliative care team at Joseph Brant Hospital who were most supportive.
JOSEPH TIMOTHY RYAN
Tim passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018 at home after a long battle with cancer.
He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1939 and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. Tim's entrepreneurial life began in high school when he started Ryan Swim Equipment Co. In later years, he raised financing for or launched companies involved in everything from cattle feed to dentistry equipment and high technology. Over the last 40 years, Tim focused primarily on mining exploration and development. Tim's vast experience, energy and integrity were valued by the boards of public companies and crown corporations on which he served. Business and pleasure took Tim to many countries. He enjoyed skiing and was an avid golfer.
He was a member of Capilano Golf Club where he contributed to a number of committees.
Tim's favorite places included the family cabin in Whistler, Tofino and Palm Desert. He was happiest with family and friends, entertaining us with stories of past exploits and misadventures. Papa loved spending time with his grandkids. He was a generous friend and passionate in his beliefs. Tim will be remembered for his sense of humour and drive for excellence.
He is survived by his wife, Joan; children, Megan (Neal), Joe (Anita), Jennifer (Greg); and grandchildren, Cliff, Cameron, Jessica, Caitlin, Ella and Jake. A celebration of life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tim's name to the BC Cancer Foundation.
MICHAEL CRAY SCARLETT 1930 - 2018
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Michael Cray Scarlett on Friday, February 2, 2018 in his 88th year. Born and raised in Toronto, Michael later lived in Schomberg and most recently made his home in Uxbridge; however his favorite place was dockside at the family cottage in Honey Harbour.
A man of wide activities and interests, he was an avid sailor, swimmer, curler and skier, and enjoyed genealogy, nature, lively conversation, great music, art, history, travel and books.
Michael was an educated, proud, intelligent, sophisticated gentleman who lived a full life and will always be remembered for his hospitality at welcoming numerous guests over many years to enjoy their time at the cottage.
Predeceased by his parents, Harry and Kate; younger brother, James Cray; and survived by his sister, Susan Kokott. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Wendy Dutton. Michael will also be missed by his children, Robert (Lynne), Cray, Michelle, Christine O'Neill (Dan) and James (Tanya); and grandchildren, Kendra (Derek), Katherine, John (Erin), Sean, Shannon and Kyle; and fondly remembered by former wife, Roberta Stillman Scarlett.
Keeping with Michael's wishes, cremation has taken place.
Friends and family may gather for visitation at the Low & Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 1 p.m., with a time of sharing beginning at 3 p.m. A reception will follow on the lower level. In memory of Michael, donations may be made to the SickKids Foundation or a charity important to you. For online condolences, please visit http://www.lowandlow.ca
DAVID CHARLES SHANNON March 11, 1962 February 2, 2018
David was a unique and bright shining light who left us much too soon after a challenging illness.
He dedicated his life to social justice through his activism, unyielding courage and willingness to flout convention. For decades, he advocated for LGBTQ rights and worked as a journalist at the CBC, the Montreal Mirror (columnist of "Out in the City") and hosted the ground-breaking "Homo Show" at CKUT Radio. He was a co-founder of ACCM (AIDS Community Care Montreal) and ACT UP Montreal (AIDS Coalition to unleash Power).
He essentially lived his life as a man for others. Most only aspire to see change; David made it happen. People from all walks of life sought David's insightful writing, observations and commentary. Favourite topics included popular culture, social trends, fashion, politics, and gender issues. He possessed style, a deep appreciation for the arts, a penchant for detail, and a memory that could alarm. He had a wonderful sense of humour and loved to tell stories.
David was deeply loved by his four brothers, Craig (Kristin), Donnie (Celia), Christopher (Hilary), and John (Christine). He was the beloved uncle to Trevor, Hayley (Scott), Thor, Leah (Christopher), Big Matthew, Jack, Callie and Little Matthew; great-uncle to Leif. He had many close friends and admirers and all will miss his special wit, passion, and the spark of engagement that defined his spirit and sense of humanity.
In lieu of flowers, please consider honouring David with a donation to one of the following: Casey House in Toronto (https://www.caseyhouse.com), CAMH (http://camh.ca) or ACCM (https://accmontreal.org).
A celebration of his life will occur in Toronto at the Tranzac Club at 292 Brunswick Ave. at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2018. At David's request, it will be a party, so please bring your dancing shoes!
STRATTON DENIS STEVENS CM April 15, 1932 - February 8, 2018
It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Stratton at home surrounded by members of his family. He was the son of the late Denis Skafidas-Stevens and the late Eugenia Poulos Stevens.
He will be sorely missed by his siblings, Harry (Margareta), Adrienne, George (Dina) and Helen; his nephews, Peter, Denis, Dennis and Eric; his niece, Jean; and his many great-nieces, great-nephews, godchildren, relatives and friends.
Warmest thanks to his personal assistant Nicole and his caregivers Socorro, Lourdes and Sonia for their kindness and support to Stratton these past months.
Montreal has lost one of its prominent citizens, recipient of the Order of Canada for entrepreneurship and philanthropy. He was an engaging, generous-spirited gentleman, who loved life, and whose heart and home were always open to all.
Visitation will take place on Thursday and Friday, February 15th and 16th, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Mount Royal Funeral Complex, 1297 Chemin de la Forêt, Outremont, Quebec H2V 2P9 (514) 279-6540 (http://www.mountroyalcem.com) Funeral services and reception will be held at the Mount Royal Complex on Saturday, February 17th at 9 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the Montreal General Hospital Foundation or the McCord Museum of Canadian History will be gratefully acknowledged.
FRANK MICHAEL TABONE
It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Frank Michael Tabone, born at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto.
Died suddenly Friday, January 12, 2018 in Fergus, Ontario. He was born to parents, the late Charles Tabone of Marsa, Malta and the late Sarah Piggott of Greenock, Scotland. He was the husband of Victoria; father of Patty (Manuel and Simon), Randy (Mikki), and David (Dianne). He was the brother of Mary of Australia, Agnes (and the late Ed), Robert, and sister-in-law Consuella. He was Grandfather of Michael, Ashley (Adam), Peter and Randall.
He was Great-Grandfather to Aiden, Ava, Damien and Adrien.
He was brother-in-law of the late Olga and Joe, the late Alex and Laddie and the late George and wife, Marguerite of Nevada. He was Uncle to six nephews and eight nieces throughout Ontario, Nevada and Australia.
When he was three years old, the family left Toronto and travelled to Scotland. They lived there a short time and eventually made their way to the Mediterranean island of Malta. His family lived there during the bombing and Siege of Malta. They were there when the citizens of Malta were awarded the George Cross Medal for their heroism and devotion.
Living in Malta left a profound effect on his life. Besides his family, he was close to his cousins in Malta and later in Toronto.
In 1950, he was Toronto bound.
In 1951 while roller skating at the Mutual Street Arena, later called the Terrace, he met our mother, Vicky. She fell. He asked her to skate and the rest is history. They later married.
In the sixties, he worked for Lucas Rotax where they did work for the Avro Arrow. During the seventies, eighties and nineties, our parents were also actively involved with many associations and committees. He made many friendships from his time at Lucas, Disco Ltd. and at Honeywell.
For almost 60 years, his life including our mom's, was spent in Agincourt, Apsley and Arthur.
He was much loved and will be forever missed. People always commented that Frankie was quite a character. He also leaves cousins in Scotland and friends in Canada, the US and the UK.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Venue and location to be announced.
BARBARA ELIZABETH THOM (nee Donovan) May 13, 1947 - February 2, 2018
Departed this life peacefully, with family by her side.
Beloved wife to Robert for 41 years; devoted mother to Scot (Toronto) and Adam (Dawson City). Predeceased by her parents Margaret and Gerald Donovan. Loving sister to Harmony Aitken (Gary), Gerald Donovan (Patti), Jane McCarter and Sheila Dulmage.
In 1968 she graduated from the Peterborough Civic Hospital School of Nursing and dedicated many years to the care of others. In her retirement she continued giving to her community by volunteering with the Arthritis Society, Canadian Cancer Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Barb had a great affinity for reading, researching family genealogy, and watching birds that visited Barb's diner daily. Barb derived her greatest joy from the love she shared with her family, close friends and the beauty of her garden.
The family will receive friends on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 7-9 p.m. at the Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Rd., Tottenham 905-936-3477. An Honouring of Barb's life will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 in the chapel at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
ALAN GEORGE THOMPSON November 23, 1927 - January 30, 2018
Alan George Thompson was born at home, in the village of Brooklands on the North West corner of Winnipeg to Henry and Gladys (Holland) Thompson.
He was predeceased by Doreen, beloved wife of 63 years (Alzheimer's) and by his sons, Randall and Derek, both of whom died of Intestinal Cancer. He is survived by his two grandsons, Benjamin and Lucas; and his two sisters, June (Tom) and Barbara; and by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He cherished the many friends he had; in business, in the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and in the Terminal City Club where he was President in 1973 and was mainly responsible in positioning the club to be redeveloped by its members into the modern business and social club it is today.
His best times were summers at LacLu and Lake of the Woods, Ontario.
Doreen was an excellent pianist and dinners were usually followed by an old fashioned sing along and guess who was the lead and loudest singer.
During the business week he could often be found, before or after work on Winnipeg's Red River, rowing in the 4 and 8 racing shells, preparing for a regatta somewhere in the mid-west.
During the winters in Vancouver, he looked forward to meeting for lunch with the Birthday Group at the T C C. On Thursdays, with other ex-Winnipeggers, and on weekends, dinners out with special friends. Spring brought along the Guys annual salmon fishing trip (FISH) on the West Coast, mostly made up of Lake of the Woods cottagers. In summer, a trip back to the Lake of the Woods for pickerel fishing and eating.
His early exposure to business was as a teenage newspaper carrier for the Winnipeg Free Press. One day, as he delivered to one of the customer's home, he found two young children in the house surrounded by fire consuming the living room. The children were frightened and helpless.
He took the children outside to safety, then rapidly biked to the nearest telephone to report the fire. He was commended and honoured by the City of Winnipeg and by the Winnipeg Free Press for saving two lives.
At age 16 he travelled to Victoria, BC and joined the Merchant Marine. He went to sea off the west coast working on the deep sea tug Snohomish and others. The war ended just as Al was old enough to join the Navy.
He returned to Winnipeg where he joined the Richardson Securities organization as a Messenger and Quotation Board Marker and progressed from there. Positions he held in Winnipeg were Bond Salesman and Bond Department Manager; In Toronto, Manager of the Retail Branch, and then Manager of Vancouver Branch. He returned to Winnipeg as General Sales Manager, Partner in charge of Sales, and subsequently was appointed to Managing Partner.
In 1977 he joined J. Henry Schroder & Company, a subsidiary of a British merchant bank, as President of their Canadian firm, based in Calgary.
In 1979 Al moved to Vancouver and purchased a controlling interest in local investment house Brink, Hudson & Lefever Ltd., from which he retired in 1989.
He was regularly invited to join the Board of Directors of local and international companies. He joined the Boards of Bethlehem Copper, Crestbrook Forest Industries, Western Star Trucks, Liberian Iron Ore, and many others.
He purchased the controlling interest in Liberian Iron Ore and sought new opportunities for the company. The name was changed to Lionore, and largely by the guidance of his associates it became one of the ten largest producers of nickel in the world.
His investment industry service included President and Chairman of Investment Dealers Association of Canada; Chairman, Vancouver Stock Exchange; Chairman of Midwestern District IDA and Chairman of Pacific District IDA.
He was a generous supporter of various charities during his life, and before his passing, he established The Alan and Doreen Thompson Charitable Foundation, which will largely be funded from his estate. It will support Medical Research and Development mostly in the areas of medicine that affected his family such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Intestinal Cancer as well as other causes.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alan and Doreen Thompson Charitable Foundation, c/o Scotia Trust Company, 650 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 4N7, to help continue medical research.
A Memorial wake will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at the Terminal City Club, 837 West Hasting Street, Vancouver, BC.
DAVID K. WHISH November 24, 1924 January 30, 2018
Peacefully, after a brief illness at age 93. He had a good long run and will be greatly missed. As always, he "didn't want to be a bother" and never really was.
He'll be missed by John (Mary) and Marg (Warren); grandsons, William, (Shawna), Peter, (Julie), Rob Warren, (Martha) and Michael Warren (Theresa); and dancing partner, Jean Watson.
Born in Cardiff, Wales, he served with the Royal Engineers and supported Cardiff City F.C. all his life.
After a long successful career as a P. Eng, Dave retired to Heritage Village in Vineland, Ontario.
As per his Whish's, cremation has taken place. Never one to make a fuss, we'll return his ashes to the U.K. along with the ashes of his beloved wife of 58 years, Patricia.
We may have Cardiff City F.C. bury his ashes, just so they could let him down one more time.
STEPHEN ALLAN WILGAR April 25, 1938 February 7, 2018
A.k.a. "Boom Boom" by his grandchildren, Campbell, Grant, Oxford and Ashley.
Steve was an MBA grad from Western on the Dean's List. He had a long, successful career as President of Warner Lambert.
Afterward, he went on to run various new companies while serving on several boards.
He was an avid reader who enjoyed golf, bridge and time with friends.
A loving, devoted husband to wife, Judy Wilgar, to whom he was married 56 years; and proud father of children, Mike and Tory.
He will be remembered for his cheerful disposition, witty comebacks, wealth of knowledge and positive outlook on life.
Celebration March 11, Turtle Creek Club, Tequesta, FL. Please visit Wilgar.com.
JOHN HENRY DAVID WILTSHIRE
John passed away February 5, 2018 after a short illness.
Beloved husband of Shannon Kelly Shields; precious son of Dorothy and Owen Wiltshire; loving brother of Catherine Margaret Jane; proud uncle of Gareth Owen Henry Diamond and Abigale Claire Bugbee; committed stepfather to Daniel Robert Omond Doherty; delighted grandfather to Raurie Mae, Teagan Jane, and Jared Wayne Cordner; cherished brother-in-law to Michael Diamond; and affectionate exhusband to Beverley Wiltshire.
John was born in Glasgow March 1, 1957, and immigrated to Canada in his youth. His career as an electrical and software engineer was starred with stints in the recording industry and Teklogix. In the 90's he began partnering with Jim Darling at various companies, most recently Optys Corporation, where he worked until his death.
John was an avid sailor and racer at Lakeshore Yacht Club.
He was a very involved and much-loved member of the LSYC community.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 10, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., at Lake Shore Yacht Club, Etobicoke.
Details/changes will be posted at http://www.ridleyfuneralhome.com If desired, donations may be made in John's name to the Disabled Sailing Association of Ontario (http://www.disabledsailing ontario.com).
CLANELL TERESA ARCHER (nee Groeneman) October 16, 1930 - February 8, 2017
Wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Clanell was born in Colorado Springs, and grew up in Kansas City, MO. After losing her mother, Clanell relocated to Colombia to teach at the American School in Barranquilla where, in 1953, she met her future husband, Jack. Thereafter, she gave birth to her only son, Christopher.
The family eventually relocated to Libya, before finally settling in Calgary, AB. Clanell and Jack retired happily in Victoria, B.C.
She loved family, friends, dogs, gardening, reading, and cooking.
She was compassionate, elegant, creative, and outspoken. She was the moral and intellectual compass for her family, and fiercely loyal to her friends. She was passionate about public education, and gave generously to those less fortunate.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Jack; her son, Christopher; her three grandchildren, Mary, Ellen and Paul; numerous nieces and nephews; and friends.
Her passing one year ago left a huge hole in our hearts and she is forever missed.
Memorial donations may be made to the Calgary Public Library, or the Salvation Army.
L. MARSHALL WRIGHT
It is with great sadness that the family of Marshall announces his death in his 93rd year, on Monday, February 5, 2018, in Dundas, Ontario. He is predeceased by the love of his life and wife of 70 years, Audrey (nee Headley) and by his precious granddaughter, Leah MacAdam. He is the deeply cherished father of Sandy DeVoe (Phil), Jan Burke-Gaffney (Mike), Wendy-Marsha MacAdam (David) and Jennifer Wright. Adored Grandfather to Wendy, P.J., Marshall (Erin), Joe, Andrew, Jesse, Emily and Hayley. Adoring Great-Grandfather to Gavin, Alex, Connor, Ali and Wolf. Born in Ottawa in 1925, he is predeceased by his parents Margaret (Trodden) and Leithwold Wright, his brother and sister-in-law Garn and Eileen (Dunn) Wright, brother-in-law, Ron Armstrong and survived by his sister, Lois Armstrong and many nieces and nephews.
At age 17, Marshall became a sergeant pilot flying Tiger Moths but was too young to see action. He married his high school sweetheart, a love story that never ended, and graduated Queen's University. He entered a distinguished career in the Canadian Armed Forces that included postings around the world and service in Korea in 1952-53 with his regiment Lord Strathcona's Horse. He went on to command two helicopter squadrons, 403, Gagetown, New Brunswick, and 444 in Lahr, Germany. He lectured at the Canadian Staff College in Toronto and piloted Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau before retirement as a Lt.
Colonel. He and Audrey fulfilled a dream to retire in the British Virgin Islands where they spent 17 years sailing, swimming and scuba diving. They returned to Canada in their 70's to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
Marshall will be missed for his fantastic sense of humour, his adventurous spirit and his loving heart. Special gratitude to the staff at Wentworth Lodge whose tender concern for Marshall's comfort was greatly valued by his family.
Cremation has taken place. A private family gathering will be held. Donations to the Salvation Army would be greatly appreciated by Marshall and his family. Please sign Marshall's online book of condolence at http://www.turnerfamilyfuneralhome.ca.
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughtersilvered wings; John Gillespie Magee
BRYAN DANIEL WYLIE
Following a brief illness, Bryan passed away January 30, 2018 at the Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton. Son of the late Earl and Muriel; he is survived by brothers, Conway (Linda), James (Kim), and their families.
A master teacher and man of faith, Bryan spent his teaching career at Hillfield Strathallan College where he taught English, Latin, and Drama and served as Head of Senior School and Senior Master before retiring in 2002. In 1989, Bryan was awarded the Marshall McLuhan Distinguished Teacher Award, a deserving honour for this innovative educator of the arts. After his retirement, Bryan continued to serve his faith and pursue his passions through his work at Philpott Memorial Church where he established an Arts bridge-building ministry and acted as the Resource Centre coordinator. A consummate teacher even in retirement, Bryan gained a large following for his arts and culture lecture series.
He will be missed by his family, friends and the many whose lives he touched. Bryan was truly blessed with a wonderfully full and productive life and had faith in the promise of John 3:16.
Prior to his passing, he had been actively planning a celebration of his life, highlighting his passion for education, the arts and his faith.
Bryan's final production, All Good Gifts, will be held Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Hillfield Strathallan College, Hamilton.
In lieu of flowers, it was Bryan's request that donations be made to the Endowment Fund at HSC or to Philpott Memorial Church.
DR. JERRY ROMAN ZOWNIR
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at age 82 years. Loving father of Mark (Kristin), Jeff (Laura) and Chris.
Proud grandfather of Sofia and Viktorija. Brother of the late Stefania and late Jane (late Stan).
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. (East of the Jane subway) on Sunday from 1 until 6 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Church of the Resurrection, 1 Resurrection Road on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 11 a.m. Private interment Glendale Memorial Gardens.
If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the St. Michael's Hospital Foundation.
Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca