Wednesday, June 20, 2018
SALLIE ANN CATY May 30, 1942 - June 19, 2018
It is with profound sadness that Sallie's family announce her passing at home in her bed after a long and determined battle with pancreatic cancer.
Sallie was the best friend, soul mate and wife of Charlie to whom she was married for 54 years. She was the loving mother of Julie (Jeff Roy), Nicole (Angelo Perri) and Charles. She was Nana to Pierre and Nathalie Roy. She is survived by her brother, Barry (Jane) of St John's, NL.; and sisters, Heather Shortus (Keith) of Australia and Gail Krija (Peter) of Hamilton, ON.
She was the eldest daughter of Scott and Lorraine Mackay (native Montrealers) and was born in Fredericton and raised in Rothesay, N.B. She graduated from Netherwood in 1959 and from the Montreal General Hospital in 1961 as an X-Ray technician.
Sallie was well known for her positive attitude, inner strength and self discipline and yet she cared a great deal about people. She maintained life-long friendships with her grade school and Netherwood friends as well as with the people she met and roomed with in Montreal. She loved her extended family and worked hard at maintaining regular contact with all of them.
How she handled her 14 month battle with cancer is a lesson for all: she was so courageous and never once complained about the fate that had befallen her and maintained an incredible attitude through it all. From the very beginning her motto was: "It is what it is."
She will always be remembered as a very accomplished duplicate bridge player having become life master many years ago. She enjoyed playing competitive bridge and had many partners. Many of these go back 43 years from a group better known as the DDD. She participated in many Canadian and American National and Regional tournaments and truly enjoyed the rush that these provided.
Sallie enjoyed many sports and for many years was an active curler and tennis player. She was a longtime member of the Caledon Ski Club and golfed regularly at Mississaugua Golf & Country Club, where she served a term as Lady Golf Captain and the Bellair Country Club in Florida where she spent 25 glorious winters at her gulf-side condo on Sand Key, Clearwater.
Sallie and Charlie travelled extensively. Over the years, they visited 47 countries, every Canadian province and 38 US states. This was done by way of 15 ocean and river cruises and numerous land tours.
A private funeral service will be held for immediate family members only. A celebration of life reception will be held at the Mississaugua Golf & Country Club at 3 p.m. on August 12, 2018.
The family would also like to thank the Oakville Palliative team and Doctor Lynne Benjamin and Nurse Angela Tranquilla in particular for their compassionate support during these trying times.
In lieu of flowers, the family would ask you to consider making a charitable donation to the Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation of Oakville or to Ian Anderson House. Online condolences may be left at http://www.koprivataylor.com.
DIANE ELIZABETH ETTLES
April 27, 1937 - May 10, 2018
On Thursday, May 10, 2018, in Victoria we said goodbye to our Beloved Diane Ettles (Gigi).
Diane was born on April 27, 1937 in Welland, Ontario. After a wonderful teaching career in Toronto, Diane moved to Sidney, BC to enjoy her early retirement.
In the Spring of 1993, Diane moved to Quadra and settled on the Loop with her beloved dogs, Jazzy and Singer. Although Diane was retired, she wasn't one to sit still for very long. Soon after arriving and building her new house, she organized the branch of the Arthritis Society Group for Quadra Island and volunteered many hours. She enjoyed music, traveling, gardening, crosswords and sports. She was an avid reader and visiting the library was one of her favourite outings. We met Diane just as her new house was being finished.
Diane had never married nor had children of her own so we simply adopted her! She became an important part of our lives and over the years never missed the special events. She moved back to Sidney to be closer to the kids once they left home to go to college. Sidney was perfect for her. We continued to visit and spending time with her regularly over the years.
When two grandchildren were added, Diane became "Gigi."
Weekly visits with the little ones were exciting for her. She looked forward to reading to them, expanding their knowledge like a great teacher would do.
Diane may have been challenged by her Rheumatoid Arthritis for many years but didn't let it slow her down. She taught us so many great lessons in dealing with life and its many challenges, it was remarkable. Her health may have let her down the last few years, but Diane was ready to tackle whatever came next with the same spirited energy, courage and determination.
Her passing may create a void in our heart, but she will be loved forever! She leaves behind one sister, Barbara, and her adopted family, Jason, Alexandra, Tommy, Lilianne, and her darling Marina and Ethan! Arrangements entrusted to Island Funeral Services/Elk Falls Crematorium, Campbell River, BC, 250-287-3366.
J. PETER GIFFEN
James Peter Giffen passed away on June 14, 2018, after a brief illness.
Peter began his 82 year adventure as "Pete," starting life above the Giffen family hardware store in Port Hope, Ont., with his parents, Jim and Marie, older sister, Joan and soon to be joined by his cousin, Betty. Peter attended Trinity College School in Port Hope, where he excelled at hockey and football.
He attended the University of Toronto followed by Osgoode Law School, where he graduated and was called to the Bar in 1963.
After practising law in Toronto, the family moved to Kitchener in 1966 where Peter practised with Sims, Giffen McKinnon, and subsequently, founded Giffen Law in 1981, where he mentored until his retirement in 2006.
Peter was named a Queen's Counsel in 1975, and was certified in civil litigation. His love of the law was a natural fit for his love of debate and analysis, both in the court room, including the Supreme Court of Canada, and around the dinner table.
He had a love of family, friends and life; whether it be the years on Georgian Bay, skiing the world, canoe trips, family road trips, mastering the patio, if not the course at Westmount Golf Club, his famous Sunday night dinners on Corfield Road in Kitchener, or the farm outside of Kincardine.
To Peter nothing mattered more than family and friends.
If there was a need, he figured out a way to fill it. He did the little things, and through that, accomplished much in his life.
He dedicated countless evenings and weekends to academic and charity boards, as well supporting political causes and candidates, from local to federal.
His love, guidance, wit and neverending advice will be remembered everyday by his wife, Kathryn; and his three children, Heather (Lorna), James (Maria), and Julie (Paul). He will be missed by his grandchildren, Sam, Emmy, Paige, and Ainsley; his sister, Joan; cousin, Betty; his former wife, Mike; as well as his California and Quebec nieces and nephews. Peter was a man not soon forgotten.
Beati Mundo Corde.
In the spirit of Peter, the family will share a toast to his life on Wednesday, June 27th from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Charcoal Steakhouse, 2980 King St E., Kitchener.
Please visit http://www.henrywalser.com Peter's memorial.
Passed away in her lovely apartment in New York City, on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Beloved daughter to the late Morris and Helen. Dear sister and sister- inlaw of Mitchell and Caroline, and Jeffrey. Loving Aunt of Ella and Barry, Chandra and Daniel, Aaron and Shannon, and Sarah and Shelly. Beloved great-aunt to Andrew, Alexis, Jacob, and Jesse, and great-great-aunt to Ahliya.
She will be sadly missed by her students and collegues at The New School and past students at SUNY Purchase. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West(3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. Interment in the Community section of Pardes Chaim Cemetery. Memorial donations my be made to The Deanna Kamiel Memorial Fund c/o Benjamin Foundation 416-780-0324 http://www.benjamins.ca.
DR. LALIA ANGELA JOHNSTON
It is with great sadness that we express the loss of Dr. Lalia Angela Johnston.
She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in Halifax, Nova Scotia on the evening of June 11, 2018 at the age of 82.
Lalia was named after her grandmothers - Lalia May (Mason) Dauphinee and Susan Angela Cecelia (Devlin) Morash. She was known to many as either Sisser, or Duff as her name was often a challenge for some to pronounce.
She was born at home in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia on April 6, 1936 to proud parents, Gertrude and Wesley Dauphinee. She remained a loving sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, great-aunt and friend. She was the sister of the late Charles Dauphinee and survived by her sisters, Joyce Boland, Eileen Irwin and her husband, Artie, and her sister-in-law, Sharyn Dauphinee. Lalia was the loving wife of the recently deceased, Dr. Dennis Johnston. They were married on September 3, 1960 spending nearly 60 years together.
She grew up being an enthusiastic athlete with a particular love of swimming, tennis, skating and baseball. She was also an accomplished violinist. Above all else Lalia was known for her love of fashion. Whether she was going to a lavish event or just hanging around home, she was dressed to the nines. She was bold and elegant with her fashion choices which was a reflection of her personality in general. It should also come as no surprise that her hair and nails were perfectly polished for her grand entrance into Heaven.
Lalia was an active member in student affairs at Greenvale Dartmouth High School. She was the President of Students' Council, Editor of the Spectator Yearbook and Glee Club. She was awarded the IODE Scholarship to Dalhousie on graduation. At the age 17 Lalia started her Bachelor of Science at Dalhousie University. In her last year, she applied to Dalhousie Medical School and was accepted right away. She graduated from Dalhousie Medical School in 1962, receiving the Dr. R.O. Jones Award for "Distinction in Psychiatry" at the graduation ceremony. Lalia met her husband Denny at Dalhousie University while she was completing her Bachelor of Science. Denny had convinced her to apply for Medical school and in 1956 she became one of four women in the class with over 80 men. She was a true trail blazer, completing medical school and going on to practice at the Nova Scotia Hospital for her entire career. One of her other major accomplishments were being a wonderful mother to Dennis, Stephen and Susan while working full time, a rarity in her day. She was an active participant in the Junior League and an active member of the First Baptist Church and became its first female Deacon in 1976. She remained and avid and world-traveling skier as long as she could.
She loved travelling with Denny and they had many exciting adventures.
She remained an avid traveler well into her 70's. She took her diagnosis of Parkinson's in stride and tackled it with her usual tenacity with which we are all familiar. As Lalia's Parkinson's progressed, it became more difficult for her to travel with Denny and she would often express how much she missed him while he was away. When Denny took a turn for the worse in Barbados earlier this year, she got ready to see him at the hospital as if she were getting ready for their first date. Denny was Lalia's first true love and after his death she said she was unsure of how she would go on without him. Ironically, Denny died four months to the day before Lalia. The unmeasurable love that they shared is truly admirable and we can all find peace in knowing that their souls are once again connected in harmony. Denny and Lalia will be not only be missed individually but will be missed as a whole.
Lalia handled aging with grace and dignity and enjoyed life until the end.
She was an incredibly strong and resilient woman but was also a kind and thoughtful person with a generous heart. Lalia was so proud of her family.
She enjoyed watching her children grow up to become accomplished adults, knowing that they were an extension of her. She was known to protect them at any cost. Lalia's loyalty was deeply felt by those close to her. Her determination to stay connected to those she loved was uncanny.
She recently advanced her technological capabilities so she could FaceTime her friends and family on a regular basis on her iPad.
Lalia will be deeply missed by her sons, Dennis and Stephen; and her daughter, Susan; daughters-in-law, Monica and Rebecca; grandsons, Jack, Scott, Spencer and Austin; her step-granddaughter, Melanie and her husband, Travis and their children, Aidan and Liam.
A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, June 26th at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church located at 1300 Oxford Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
A reception will follow in the church parlor. If you wish, donations may be made to Parkinson's Society. Pease send any wishes or condolences to the Johnston family to the following email address - email@example.com.
JOSEPH R. LEFORTE
Passed away peacefully on June 14, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, at the age of 82 years. Born in New Waterford, son of the late Simon and Mary (Dewan) LeForte.
Joseph is survived by sister, Mary McNamara; and sister-in-law, Margaret LeForte. Joe is held firmly in the hearts of many nieces and nephews in Nova Scotia, as well as his extended family and close friends in Toronto.
Until his retirement, he was engaged in Human Resources.
His ability to listen was a singular quality of his success.
Joe was a gentleman and will be remembered with admiration and respect for his love for family and close-knit friends, for his gentle grace, and the warmth of his humour. He loved to travel, especially to the British Isles, and found his entrance to music through his passion for opera. He will be greatly missed. Joseph was predeceased by parents; brother, Greg; and brother-in-law, Charles McNamara.
A Requiem Liturgy will be celebrated, at a later date, in his home parish of St. Lenard's Catholic Church, New Waterford, Nova Scotia.
THEODORE JOSEPH MUYSTRA "Ted" April 29, 1930 June 16, 2018
It is with deep sadness that the family announces Ted's peaceful passing at home after a lengthy and valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.
Ted was the loving and beloved husband of Lorraine for twenty years. Cherished and devoted husband of Jenny (nee Buraski; d. 1992). He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Stephen Muystra (Donna), Christina Muystra (Sergio Medina) and Karen Mackay (James); grandchildren, Andrew Muystra, Peter Holland and Gabriella Medina and Jennifer Mackay and Valerie Hetherington (Michael).
Also adoringly remembered by his sister, Janet Marshall (David, d. 2008) and niece and nephews, Elizabeth Greenway (Ken), Anthony Marshall (Ai) and Glen Marshall (Anita) and their children, Nathan, Teerah and Eisa, and Trevor. Ted's stepchildren Andrea Murphy (Jeffrey) and Matthew Cooper (Meredith Cossitt) will miss him dearly, as will his grandchildren Emma, Lauren and James Murphy.
Ted was a warm and generous person who loved to laugh and bring joy to everyone around him. We will miss his stories and kind heart. Rest in peace, Tadju/ Dad/Gigi/Teddy. It was certainly a life well lived.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. (East of the Jane subway) on Friday, June 22, 2018 beginning at 10 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 11 a.m.
Reception to follow at the Yorke Chapel. Private family interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Flowers gratefully declined.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to The Princess Margaret Hospital or The Dorothy Ley Hospice would be sincerely appreciated.
Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca.
MIRIAM JEAN NIXON (nee Loheed) March 22, 1924 - June 18, 2018
Miriam was born and raised in Toronto. She received her public education at Forest Hill Village School, and the University of Toronto (University College). In May 1943 she joined the Women's Royal Canadian Navy Service (WRENS), where she was trained as a Wireless Telegrapher SO.
She spent the remainder of the war monitoring German coded messages to their U-boats, and occasionally outgoing messages.
She vividly recalled and told the story many times about the night a U-boat was detected in the St. Lawrence River on her watch.
In October of 1945 she was honourably discharged from the Navy to attend the University of Toronto. After graduation with a B.A. Miriam had a career in the fashion industry and in 1948 she married John Ridgeway (Hank) Nixon. John predeceased her in November, 2007. She is survived by their four children, Brad (Carol) of Toronto and Niagara on the Lake, Craig (Shirley) of Calgary, Kerri (Graham Sant) of Bath, England and Niagara-on-theLake, and Kathy (Garth Stapon) of Hamilton; grandchildren, Leslie, Lauren, Kristen, Sean, Claire, Brenna, Kenneth and Meredith; and great-grandchildren, Willa, Dechlan and Ainsley. Her brother, Gordon of Unionville, Ontario predeceased her in January of 2007. She is fondly remembered by his children, Stewart, David (Ursula) and Mardi.
John and Miriam raised their family in Don Mills and in 1970 the family moved to Winnipeg where Miriam lived until October 2009 when she moved to Niagara-onthe-Lake. Throughout her life Miriam was an avid volunteer in many organizations in Toronto and Winnipeg. In Toronto her volunteer activities included the United Church Women (Life Member) and the Canadian Association in Support of the Native Peoples. In Winnipeg she was a volunteer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, United Way of Winnipeg and St. Andrews River Heights United Church. At the age of 52 in 1976 she joined the staff of the United Way of Winnipeg for ten years, following that she worked for the Canadian Mental Health Association and retired in 1994. On arrival in Niagaraon-the-Lake, Miriam joined Grace United Church and was an active member.
Miriam will always be remembered for her many valued friendships, her significant contribution to the community and as a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Special thanks to Irene and Helen of LHIN Home and Community Care, and the staff at Hospice Niagara.
Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to your local United Way, Hospice Niagara or the charity of your choice.
A memorial service will be held Saturday June 23, 2018, 1.00 p.m. at Grace United Church, Niagaraon-the-Lake.
GORDON F.R. NORTON
P. Eng Peacefully on Monday, June 18, 2018 at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre Residence in his 94th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Charlotte and his brothers, Robert and Stan. Loving father and fatherin-law of Catharine (Timothy Hann), Chris (Noelle), and Paul. He leaves cherished memories as "Pops" for his grandchildren, Patrick (Kristy), Doug, Carolyn (John Critchley), Cole, Blaire and Greer. Pops will be dearly missed by his greatgrandchildren, Jaxon, Taylor, Summer, and Brodie.
Growing up on the Toronto Islands shaped his lifelong love of sailing. Devoted friend, former Olympian and past Commodore of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club.
The family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to the entire staff at Sunnybrook with special mention of the exceptional care provided by Carlene, Andrew, Diane, and Alvin and also by PSW Modupe. Friends may call at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. Toronto, from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018. Private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Sunnybrook Foundation (416-480-4483) (donate.sunnybrook.com/ tribute) or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at age 62. Cherished husband of 40 years to Mary (Marshall), the love of his life. Loving father of Allison, Eric, and Heather (Scott Sinclair). Son of the late Joan and late Eric Prime. Dear brother of Jan (Tim) Bryant, Dave (Linda), Andrew (Lisa Verdon), and Anne (Mike) Donald. Adored uncle of 15 nieces and nephews.
Steve was born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1955. He received an Economics degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1977 and a Masters in Economics from Queens University in 1978. He had a fulfilling 30 year career at the Royal Bank of Canada before retiring in 2010.
Steve was a Christian leader who committed himself to worship and education at Kingsway-Lambton United Church, his community from which he received so much in return. His calling was to serve individuals both near and dear to him and strangers the same. He will surely be missed by all those whose lives he touched.
Right up until the final day of his life, Steve was dedicated to music, specializing as a violinist and recently exploring the mandolin and ukulele. He was a hard-core cyclist who climbed with his beloved Mary in Gatineau Park, Quebec, the Pyrenees in France, and everywhere in between. He was a hockey teammate on the Flying Magoos, a hockey coach for the Humber Valley Sharks, an avid reader, and a mentor to many.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. (East of the Jane subway) on Thursday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at KingswayLambton United Church, 85 The Kingsway, Toronto on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 1 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to KingswayLambton United Church, Connect Leadership Ministries, or to Hockey Helps the Homeless.
Flowers graciously declined.
M. ELIZABETH WILSON
Passed away peacefully at the Birchmere Retirement Home, Orillia on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at age 78. Beloved wife of Henry Wilson for 51 years.
Loving mother of David (Petra) and Myles. Proud grandmother of Lukas. Dear sister of Patricia Howard (Bill) and Margaret Scheuneman (John).
Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West Street North, Orillia, (705)325-2231.
A funeral service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 99 Peter St. North, Orillia, Wednesday June 27th at 11 a.m. Interment service at 2 p.m. for extended family at St. George's Fairvalley Cemetery, Coldwater.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Soldiers Memorial Hospital (Dialysis unit), 170 Colborne Street West, Orillia.
Was born on September 22, 1944 and died on June 20, 2017. He was a writer, actor and director. He was the beloved youngest son of Marion D. Reid. Remembered forever in the hearts of his family with love and respect.
Funeral arrangements later.
My beloved RD, light of my life. 27 years ago you captured my heart and soul forever.
Love always, Heather Lee.