Saturday, January 20, 2018
DAVID MARTIN AIRTH
Died on January 16, 2018 at The Grace Hospice in Toronto. David ran David's Framing for 48 years where he was known to be welcoming or curmudgeonly. David framed people's lives in art and photographs. He loved to engage in discussions, often spirited and full of humour.
David loved New York and his life-long home, Toronto. He often said that cities can make the world a more peaceful place by bringing people together. David himself brought people together. He leaves a large and varied group of friends and family with rich memories.
Elizabeth will have a celebration of David's life in the spring. Donations in David's memory can be made to either The Grace Hospice or to an animal charity of the donor's choosing.
WILLIAM WADDELL ALLAN
"BILL" January 11, 2018
William (Bill) Waddell Allan died January 11, 2018 at North York General Hospital in his 91st year. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Gavina Allan, nee Brown. Thanks to the staff at North York General and the Teddington. Survived by nephews, Ian Brown, Randy Cousins; niece, Anne Goodchild; their families and by the late Kevin Brown's family.
A private celebration of Bill's life is planned for the spring. Condolences may be left at http://www.aftercare.org
CHARLES ROBERT ERNEST ALLEN
Born June 20, 1926 and died January 10, 2018 in Toronto. Raised in the small town of Hartland, New Brunswick; directly after graduation from high school joined the Canadian Army July 23, 1943 serving in Canada until discharge December 17, 1945. Enrolled in the University of New Brunswick, graduating in 1949 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Followed a working career of some 35 years as a Professional Engineer and then general insurance broker, 25 years with Marsh & McLennan Limited.
Predeceased by his wife, Adele Vaisey Allen; he is survived by a brother, Reade Allen of Topsham, ME; a stepson, Douglas Vaisey of Toronto; predeceased by his stepdaughter, Robin Vaisey; and survived by many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.
Cremation has taken place followed by a private family ceremony near Bancroft. Memorial donations to the Parkinson Foundation or your local Food Bank. Arrangements entrusted to the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Homes, Fergus 519.843.3100. http://www.grahamgiddyfh.com.
HONOURABLE ALLAN MCNIECE AUSTIN
March 7, 1928 -January 12, 2018
His family is saddened to announce that Mac died peacefully at Belmont House, Friday, January 12th.
Beloved husband of Margaret Kyle for 66 years. Adored father of Allan (Lyn), Jim (Sue) and Tom (Rosaria). Devoted and loving grandfather of Maggie (Jeremy Packard), Gren, Graham (Mallory Lazarus) and Michael.
He was the third son of Allan McNiece Austin and Alice Dickinson. He was predeceased by his brother, James McNiece; and is survived by his brothers, John Beresford and Richard Jackson; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Mac was born and received his early education in Chapleau, in Northern Ontario, before following his older brothers south to attend Trinity College School in Port Hope. He went on to Victoria College at the University of Toronto and was a member of the first class to graduate from the University of Toronto Law School.
He was a student, associate, partnerand managing partnerwith the firm now called WeirFoulds, LLP. From 1987 to 2003 he served as a judge in the High Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for Ontario. After retiring from the bench he returned to WeirFoulds and participated in arbitration and mediation work.
He was a natural athlete and an accomplished cross-country runner, and he loved sailing and skiing well into his later years. He was a dedicated and long-time member of Eglinton St. George's United Church.
He loved God, his family and his work. He loved life.
We are profoundly thankful for the care he received from the whole team at Belmont House.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 20th.
A Service of Thanksgiving will be held on Monday, January 22nd at 2:00 p.m.in Eglinton St. George's United Church, 35 Lytton Boulevard, Toronto M4R 1L2.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Mac's memory to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 20 Eglinton Avenue West, 16th Floor, Toronto M4R 1K8, http://www.alzheimer.ca. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www. humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
LAWRENCE BALLON M.D.
On Thursday, January 18, 2018 at St. Michael's Hospital. Dr. Lawrence Ballon, beloved husband of the late Jeraldene Ballon. Loving father and father-in-law of Amy Ballon and Ian Schnoor, and Luke Ballon and Dalia Cohen. Brother and brother-in-law of Henry and Frances, Fred and Esther, and Marvin and the late Sheila Blackstien. Devoted saba of Jessie, Kyra, Lily, and Jack. Also sadly missed by Madelaine Roig.
At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. Interment at the Holy Blossom section of Pardes Shalom. Shiva will be held at 109 Walmer Road, Toronto. Memorial donations may be made to http://www.tafelmusik.org.
LOIS ANNE BELL
January 17, 2018
Lois Anne Cossar "Loey" Bell, 86, beloved wife of Dr. Edward Graham "Ted" Bell died Wednesday at home. Loey was born in Toronto, Canada, the daughter of the late George and Dorothy Green Cossar. She was a graduate of St. Clements School and the University Of Toronto Department Of Physiotherapy. She was a marathon runner, decathloner, world class swimmer and a proud member of Syracuse Chargers. Loey lived in Pompey and cherished her farm where she had horses and raised cattle and turkeys.
Loey is survived by her husband of 63 years, Dr. Edward Graham "Ted" Bell; was the mother of Andrea Kathleen Bell and Todd Kennedy Bell (Alisha) and sister of Noreen Beasley of Schomberg, Ontario, Canada. She was predeceased by her sister, Jeanne Pettitte.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018, 3:00 p.m. at Ballweg & Lunsford Funeral Home, at Route 20 and Field Lane, LaFayette, NY 13084.
Please visit the online memorial at http://www.ballweg-lunsford.com
KATHLEEN ISABEL BOX
Passed away at Roseglen Village for Seniors, Port Hope on Thursday January 18, 2018. Kathleen Hamilton beloved wife of the late George Box. Dear mother of Peter (Heather) and Tom Box. Also remembered by grandchildren, Charlie and Grace. Sister of the late Charles Hamilton and Ruth Gooderham. Survived by her niece, Jean Eiranova.
Private interment of cremated remains in Port Hope Union Cemetery.
Retired Architect, Thomas Brown Architects; Landscape Designer and Artist.
Passed away at Lennox and Addington County Hospital in Napanee on Thursday, January 18, 2018, after bravely battling a long illness, Thomas Edward Brown of Tamworth, Ontario (SpindleTree Gardens) in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Susie Meisner. Dear brother of Paul Brown (Yvonne) of Kitchener and Judy LeFeuvre (late Richard) of Mississauga. Proud uncle of Noelle (Randy); Johnathan (Karla) and Joshua (Brittany). Predeceased by his parents, Tom and Reta Brown.
Special thanks to his doctors Laing McFadzean and John Matthews for their dedicated and compassionate care over the years.
The family will receive friends at the Hannah Funeral Home in Tamworth (613-379-2997) on Saturday afternoon, January 27 from 2-4 p.m. Memorial service will be held in the chapel on Sunday, January 28 at 2:00 p.m. Memorial donations made to the Aplastic Anemia and Myelodysplasia Association of Canada would be appreciated by the family.
JEOFFREY STEVEN BULL
April 7, 1965 -January 2, 2018
Died in Toronto after a short struggle with an aggressive cancer. Left behind to mourn are his beloved wife and very best friend, Julia Rhodes; and his cherished daughter, Charlotte; his dear parents, John and Fruji Bull of Ottawa; his brother, Stephen Bull; his wife, Louisa and family; and his in-laws, Ned and Liz Rhodes and family.
Jeoff was born in Ottawa where he earned a reputation as a learned fellow at an early age. He completed an Honours BA in English Literature from McGill University followed by an MA and PhD in English Literature from the University of Toronto. He found his calling as a Professor of English and History at Humber College. He was a born teacher.
We all will miss our "village explainer." He made a point of learning as much as he could about literature, history, politics, sports, music, film and any other topic that was of current interest in the world - even social history, children's literature and crafting, much to the delight and love of his wife. He happily shared this knowledge with everyone.
Jeoff was a warm, kind, honourable man who was unaware of his huge impact on those around him. He loved a day on the ski slopes, a three-hour sail or an afternoon on his front porch with a book or his guitar.
A Celebration of his Life will be held on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the G Commons at the Lakeshore Campus of Humber College, 17 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Jeoffrey Bull Memorial Scholarship at Humber College: 416-6730152, online http://www.humber. ca/tribute/jeoffbull, or send a cheque, payable to "Humber College", to Humber College, Advancement and Alumni, LRC 5th Floor, 205 Humber College Boulevard. Toronto, ON M9W 5L7. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
COLONEL JOHN H.C. CLARRY
MBE, ED, CD, QC
Lawyer, soldier, woodlot proprietor, beer lover, generous provider. John Hamilton Cameron Clarry passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 12, 2018. Born September 20, 1919 in Calgary to parents Ernest and Jean Clarry. Survived by his three children and five grandchildren: Susan (Sara and James), David (Andrew and Cameron), and Michael (wife, Michelle, and son, Max). Predeceased by the love of his life, Elizabeth Joy Denton Clarry; and his sister, Norah.
Displaced to Toronto by the Great Depression, where he attended and graduated from UTS, University College at U of T, and Osgoode Hall (Silver Medal recipient).
John's lifelong connection with the Canadian military began as a cadet at UTS, and progressed through overseas duty during the Second World War, and continued with militia duty, culminating as Honorary Colonel of the 25 (Toronto) Service Battalion. His connections also included 35 years of volunteer service with the Army Cadet League, and enjoyment and leadership with the Royal Canadian Legion and the Royal Canadian Military Institute. Recognition included the Order of Orange-Nassau for his contribution to Canadian military operations in Holland at the end of the war, Past Honorary Counsel of the Conference of Defence Associations, Honorary President of the Royal Canadian Military Institute, and the Colonel John H.C. Clarry Award recognizing Ontario's top large cadet corps.
His legal career with McCarthy Tetrault spanned over 40 years, including a period as Managing Partner. During that time he was valued by clients and colleagues as someone adept at translating complex legal issues into business terms and translating business agreements into clear and useful legal documents. He was a quiet, progressive person who provided thoughtful insights to clients and numerous Boards on which he served, as well as being a mentor to younger lawyers.
John's personal life was centred on family and on Grasshopper Park, the family weekend retreat and reforestation project. He understood that time and a few thousand seedlings could turn an abandoned farm into a thriving forest, and watching that come to fruition over the decades gave him much pleasure.
The family wishes to thank John's amazing caregivers from Premier Home Care Services for their dedication and kind and gentle support over the past few years.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 2:00 -4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Friday, January 19th. Funeral service to be held in Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Avenue on Saturday, January 20th at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to the Army Cadet League of Canada (Ontario), 1200 Markham Road, Suite 527, Toronto M1H 3C3 (http://www.canadahelps. org), or Haven Toronto (formerly the Good Neighbours' Club), 170 Jarvis Street, Toronto M5B 2B7(http://www.haventoronto.ca), or another charity of your choice. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
1922 - 2018
Raymond Joseph Roger Courteau, Ray, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2018, he was 95. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 64 years, Frances (Fitzpatrick), who left us May 27, 2017. Since her passing, all he wished for was to be by her side. He was a loving husband and father and was proud of his children, Peter (Diana), Bob (Flora), Michael, Tom (Jennifer) and Margaret-Anne (Danny). He loved and was loved by his grandchildren, Chris, Jade, Caitlin, Campbell, Alex, Jennifer, Jillian, Nicole; and great-grandchildren, Mason and Dylan Rose. Dad had a wonderful life, born in Quebec City, to an amazing family of 13 siblings and was the last surviving member. He had a 13- year professional hockey career, awarded the Golden Gloves in boxing, and he was a natural at every sport that he played. He saw the world while working for Canadair (Bombardier) for over 30 years, finishing his career as a pre-flight engineer in California. He will be sadly missed by all. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 27 at 1:00 p.m. at Rideau Funeral Home, 4275 Sources Blvd., Dollard-Des- Ormeaux, QC H9B 2A6 514- 685-3344, with a celebration of life at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow the service at Bellissimo Italian Restaurant - 484 Chemin Bord Du Lac, Dorval H9S 2A8. Details available on the funeral home website: www. r i d eaumemorial.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation
MARION ISABEL COWAN
Passed away January 7, 2018. Born in Galt, (Cambridge), Ontario. Daughter of Thomas D. Cowan and Ethel M. Turnbull. Stepdaughter of Jennie F. Turnbull. Sister of the late James E. Cowan, Cambridge, Ontario and Helen Cowan Virgo, Montreal. Longtime social worker in Vancouver, BC and Toronto, Ontario. Member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, King Street West, Toronto. At the request of Marion there will be no funeral.
ISABEL KATHLEEN EDDY
(née Race) 1922 - 2018
At her home in Bathurst, NB, January 14, 2018, aged 95. She leaves her children, Catherine, Bruce (Shelagh), Mary Jane Somers (Dan), and Richard (Sue Taylor); her grandchildren, Sarah, Andrew (Marie Cheong), Katherine, David, Grace, Ian Lenihan (his mother, Lynne), Patrick Rémillard, Caroline Rémillard, Michael Somers (Susana), Robert Somers (Erin), James Somers, Maggie (Kyle Murphy), Katie (Alexander Ednie), and Marian; her greatgrandchildren, Thomas and Angus McCallum, Finnegan Eddy, and Christian Somers; her nieces, Judy Elliott (Gary) and Jane LeVan; and a host of other relatives and friends. Her husband, Robert Cheyne Eddy, died in 1986. She was also predeceased by her infant daughter, Caroline, in 1963; and her son, John (Susan), in 2008. Born in Brantford, ON, she was the daughter of Wilfrid Ballantyne Race, the principal of the Ontario School for the Blind, and his wife, Mary Dell Harkness. Isabel was much the youngest of the family, which included four half-siblings, Morley, Gena, Watson, and Dorothy (Ryerson); and her sister, Virginia. She outlived all of them by many years. After school in Brantford, she went to Queen's in Kingston where she met Robert Eddy from Bathurst. They got engaged before Robert was posted overseas in 1942, sustaining the relationship by many letters. Isabel kept Robert's letters and years later edited them, "Letters of a Subaltern," an interesting record of the war years from the perspective of two young people. Immediately after Robert returned, they married in July of 1945. After a year at Queen's, they moved to Bathurst in 1946. The move was a surprise to Isabel, but she came to love Bathurst, where they raised their family and where she lived the rest of her long life. Isabel loved her family and kept in touch with friends from every stage of her life. She always had her nose in a book-preferably British letters and memoirs, but she liked biographies of all kinds, provided they were well written. She was one of the founders of the Bathurst Centennial Library and a member of St. George's Anglican Church, the Bathurst Heritage Trust Commission, the Bathurst Public Trust, and the Gloucester Chapter of the IODE. She loved her cottage at Youghall Beach in Bathurst, and for many years she had a winter home in Longboat Key, Florida. She greatly appreciated the kind and skillful people who enabled her to live at home during these last few years, notably Jane, Sharon, and Connie, as well as the nurses and therapists of the Extramural program and her physicians. Friends may call at Elhatton's Funeral Home, Bathurst (www. elhatton.com) on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be at St. George's Anglican Church, Bathurst at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Donations in her memory to St. George's Anglican Church or the Bathurst Heritage Museum would be appreciated by the family.
JEAN GRIFFIN ELLIOTT
Born in Hartford, Connecticut on September 17, 1929, died peacefully at home in Toronto on December 19, 2017 at the age of 88. The daughter of the late Samuel and Florence (née Smith) Griffin, she is survived by her loving daughter, Jean Smith Elliott (Robert Williams); her brother, William Griffin (Shirley); her sister, Bette Forbes (Bruce); and predeceased by her brother, Samuel Griffin, and his wife, Mary. She also leaves nieces and nephews, Sam Griffin (Marcia), Martin Griffin (Alyson), Martha Hennig, Victoria Ford, Bruce Forbes, and their respective families. Jean received her A.A. from Hartford College for Women, where she served as President of the Student Council. She earned her B.A. with First Class Honours in Modern History at Trinity College at the University of Toronto, and her A.M. from Harvard University. She enjoyed pursuing her interest in history with the Friends of Franklin and the group's numerous trips to Europe and the United States. Her career was a rewarding creative and social outlet. Early on, she enjoyed her work as a telephone company business office supervisor, a department store service manager, and an academic dean. Years later she applied herself at the Royal Canadian Institute (1982-84) and at the University of Toronto (1984- 95). She loved finding answers to the most unusual questions, meeting and connecting interesting people, and developing extremely popular courses for Later Life Learning. Jean pursued volunteer opportunities at the U of T with vigor, particularly as Founding President of the Friends of the Library, Trinity College in 1975. She was a longstanding member of the Corporation of Trinity College and the Soldiers' Tower Committee. She also served as President of the University Arts Women's Club and the University College Faculty Wives. In 1997, Jean was a proud recipient of the Arbor Award. The family is deeply grateful to Veronica Silva for providing many years of devoted care with support from Jocelyn Ocio, Cristy Flores, Joan De Los Santos, and Ria Ruiz. A service will be held in Trinity College Chapel, 6 Hoskin Ave., Toronto on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a reception. As she wished, Jean will be buried next to her parents in St. James' Cemetery in Glastonbury, Connecticut. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to The Friends of the Library, Trinity College, 6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto, M5S 1H8
EDWARD CARL FREELAND
After a brief illness, Carl passed away on Saturday, January 13, at the Kingston General Hospital. Predeceased by Audrey, his beloved wife of 67 years; and his son, Timothy, then 5. Raised on a small family farm in Winchester, ON, Carl delivered milk by horse and carriage or sleigh in winter, and was recently amazed by the internet, Twitter, Instagram and the future of the world. Carl excelled after conscripting into the Canadian Armed Forces. His proficiency in typing resulted in his assignment to what would become the Canadian Security Establishment. He would serve over 65 years in CSE, enjoying his posting in Cheltenam, UK and travels around the world. He raised his family in Manotick, ON, enjoying extensive time outdoors together. He and Audrey retired at the Mill near Sharbot Lake and later in Bath. Proud father of his surviving sons, Michael (Tessa) Yellowknife, NT, Steven, Ladysmith, BC, and Andrew (Jeannie) Vernon, BC; grandfather of Erin (Robin) Yellowknife/Ottawa and Aven- Lee (Joe) Whitehorse, Yukon; and great-grandfather of Uma, Kai and Hunt-Fraser. Carl was also predeceased by brothers, Ron, Harry, Earl, Reg and Doug. A memorial service in honour of Carl will be held in the "Chapel on the Corner", Robert J. Reid and Sons Funeral Home, 309 Johnson St., Kingston on Wednesday, January 31 at 11 a.m., reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. He lived fully, remaining in his house with the care of his sons until his passing. Our thanks goes out the frequent paramedics from Napanee, the emergency staff at the Napanee and KGH hospitals and close friends and neighbours in Bath and especially our dear Linda. As Carl recently said, "At my age, I no longer buy green bananas!" Online Condolences http://www.ReidFuneralHome.com
ROBERT DOUGLAS GILLESPIE
"SID" Born in Colborne, Ontario: November 10, 1931 Passed away: January 16, 2018
Sid is survived by Marion, his devoted wife and partner of 62 years; his daughters, Susan (Alec Zimmerman) and Cynthia (Stephen Shea); grandchildren, Jason Prendergast (Amanda Griffis), Blake Prendergast, Lily MacLeod and Calder MacLeod; step-grandchildren, Megan Shea and Caragh Shea; and sister-inlaw, Dr. Margaret MacMurdo McMillan (widow of Alan); and was predeceased by his brothers, Bill and Don. Born to William S. Gillespie and Ruby (née Grant), Sid was raised on the family farm on Shelter Valley Road near Grafton, Ontario, which he continued to maintain and enjoy with Marion and the family until his death. A student of the local one-room schoolhouse, Sid's character was shaped early on: hard-working, self-reliant, humbly self-confident, patient, generous, principled, a man of faith oriented toward his community and his family. Sid was understanding of others, but demanding of himself. A gentleman through and through. Naturally adept at maths and sciences, Sid attended the Royal Military College, earning his wings as a navigator and graduating with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering. It was while spending his summers posted to Navigation School in Summerside, PEI that he met Marion MacMurdo at a golf course. They were married on the first weekend following Sid's graduation from RMC in 1955. Thus began their lifetime together, often spent on the golf courses of PEI and with their friends at Thornhill Golf and Country Club, where he served as President in 1976. Sid obtained his engineering degree, and later his MBA, from the University of Toronto, and while there was recommended by a professor to Jim MacLaren of James F. MacLaren Ltd., then one of Canada's largest environmental consulting companies. Sid remained at MacLaren for 27 years, becoming President in 1978. He founded MacViro Consultants Inc. in 1989, serving as its President until he retired in 2006. Owing to Sid's unquestioned integrity, he was retained by Cole Engineering in 2009 to provide advice and guidance to its senior management team, serving for 7 years until finally retiring at age 85. Sid was recognized by the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada with the Beaubien Award for his outstanding contributions to that Association and the advancement of consulting engineering in Canada. He also served on several committees established by the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario. Sid was ahead of his time in his focus on environmental concerns and many of the modern comforts of city life, including sanitary water supply, sewage treatment plants and municipal heating systems, were built under his supervision at home and abroad. Sid will be remembered by the staff and community of Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, the home to his faith, to which he offered decades of service as Clerk of Session, Deputy Chair of the Board of Trustees and a member of the Council. The family would like to thank Dr. Ken Gamble and Dr. Srikala Sridhar for the care and comfort that they offered Sid. A visitation will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23rd. Please join us for a funeral service in Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24th, with reception to follow in the Flora McCrea Eaton Auditorium. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Timothy Eaton Memorial Church or to Prostate Cancer Canada. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
PETER ROBERT GLOVER
August 16, 1956 January 18, 2018
Gone too soon, at 61, from ALS. Loved and remembered by a large network of family and friends as a fun-loving, smart, adventurous individual - one of the good guys. If a man is measured by the love of his friends and the devotion of his family, Peter was a giant. An avid outdoorsman and all-round athlete. A tough competitor at cards. A wannabe great curler. An involved and wonderful dad. His wife, Pat Underwood; and his two grown children, Jack and Hanna Glover, are left with cherished memories of many many good times and travels. Family stories are being fondly shared by Peter's mother, Anne Loughlin; siblings, Kerri (Haig), Patti (Ross), John (Libby), Scott (Sarah); and the gaggle of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father, Gary (Maureen). Much loved by his mother-in-law, Barbara Underwood; and sister-inlaw, Mary Jo Underwood (Peter). Best friends forever with Rob McAdam and Elspeth Gaukrodger. We were so well supported, cared for and loved during Peter's illness. Thank you for all the visits, the special events, the quality time and the financial support provided by so many to ensure Peter received the best. Special thanks to Sue McNeeley at the Ottawa Hospital Rehab Clinic, Lianne Johnston of the ALS Society, Dalal and the OCC, and Andrew Coyne for his caring ways. Please consider a donation to the ALS Society of Canada to tackle this most cruel disease. To honour Peter, details of two parties, in Ottawa and Toronto, will be shared in the coming weeks.
1931 - 2018
Renie Grosser passed away peacefully in Ottawa on January 18, 2018. Survived by a sister, Shirley; thousands of former students; and friends around the world. A funeral service will be held in the Cwinn Chapel on Sunday, January 21 at 3:30 p.m. at the Jewish Memorial Gardens Osgoode Cemetery, 6549 Herberts Corners Road, Greely, Ontario. Interment to follow in the Temple Israel section. A Shiva Reception will follow around 4:45 p.m. at Temple Israel Ottawa, 1301 Prince of Wales Drive. In memoriam, donations may be made to Hospice Care Ottawa, 114 Cameron Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1S 0X1 or Temple Israel, 1301 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, K2C 1N2. Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at http://www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com
Our beloved Judith died of a stroke on January 16, 2018. Judith grew up in Burnaby, BC. She studied art history at UBC and subsequently taught the subject at SFU and Emily Carr. After taking time away from her career to parent her three children, she returned to work as a journalist with The Tyee before retiring permanently. Throughout her life, Judith was dedicated to helping those in need and advancing positive social and political change, goals she pursued through her work as a volunteer with numerous and diverse nonprofit organizations. Judith was a woman of exceptional intelligence whose life was marked by a profound curiosity about the world. These qualities expressed themselves through her academic accolades - of which there were many - but even more so through her lifelong love of the written word. In our hearts, Judith is best remembered curled up with a book or magazine. The cornerstone of Judith's life was Richard McMahon, her husband of 35 years; and their children, Paul, Laura and Allison. The dinner table was the centre of family life, where Judith's exquisite cooking provided the backdrop for much debate and laughter. In recent years, Richard and Judith cultivated many shared passions, including Galiano Island, wine, film, and travel. We have lost a remarkable and unforgettable spouse, mother, and friend. In our mourning, we strive to follow Judith's example of kindness, compassion, and generosity. A celebration of life will be held in Vancouver on Sunday, February 11, 2018. For details, please contact judithincememories@ gmail.com. Remembrances of Judith are welcome at the same address. Donations in Judith's memory may be made to Doctors Without Borders.
Peacefully in her 92nd year with family by her side on Monday, January 15, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Hans Jacobi (2004); predeceased by her sisters, Irmi and Edith; and parents, Auguste and Karl; devoted mother of John (Tracey); she will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Heiden and Beck; and niece, Daisy (Claude-André). Ruth lived a life full of love and adventure. Born in Davos, Ruth struck out on her own in 1955 arriving in Canada by ship to work in Toronto, where she would eventually meet Hans, the love of her life. A classical music, ballet, art and museum enthusiast, downhill skier, potter, avid flower gardener, wonderful cook and baker, chocolate lover, Swiss Women's Club member, yoga and Thai chi student. Summers were spent at the hobby farm with its lovely restored log house and valley views. Trips to Switzerland were always a joyous event. The annual flower competition and ribbon awards a source of personal pride. Always friendly to everyone, Ruth had a manner that endeared her to others. Never one to shy away from a challenge or learn something new, she always completed whatever she set out to do. I could not have asked for a more wonderful mother and I am eternally grateful for her love, wisdom, selfless devotion, strength and courage. She loved her small family deeply and was extremely proud of her grandsons who brought her much joy and love. Ruth was a strong woman with an infectious laugh who will be greatly missed by family and friends. The family thanks Kensington Gardens and all staff for their support and care over 14 years; doctors and staff at Toronto Western Hospital, physiotherapist Sian and assistant Alicia and to her many friends including Helmut and Zaneida Kellen, Helen McNeil, Ruth Zürcher and Francoise Sutton. Cremation has taken place. Visitation on April 26th from 1-2 p.m. followed by a celebration of life at 2 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto (416-485-5572). Donations may be made to Kensington Gardens or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org. Liebe Mutter. Ich bin klein, mein Wunsch ist klein. Liebe Mutti du sollst glücklich sein.
CONSTANCE MARY JEFFERESS
1929 - 2018
Peacefully on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Parkwood Hospital in her 89th year. Predeceased by her parents, Frank and Mary Jefferess; and sister, Diane (Jefferess) Robinson; and her brother-in-law, Terry Robinson. Will be missed by her nephew, Jeffrey Robinson (Catherine); nieces, Janet Robinson (Sam Crozier) and Barbara Robinson; and her grandnieces and nephew, Alexandra Robinson, Joshua Robinson (Emma) and Alison and Gillian Crozier. She will also be missed by her close friends and the people of St. James Westminster Anglican Church. Connie spent many years working as a commercial artist, after which she taught in the Art Department at H. B. Beal Secondary School for 24 years. She was active on many committees at St. James Westminster Anglican Church including 25+ years with the Altar Guild and the Property Committee. After retirement, years were spent working with the Canadian Embroiderers' Guild as well as producing liturgical embroideries for churches throughout Southwestern Ontario. Connie was also an active member of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild. The family wishes to extend a thank you to Dr. Catherine Faulds and staff at Grandwood Park for their care and compassion. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations if wished, may be made to St. James Westminster Foundation, 115 Askin Street, London, ON N6C 1E7. Arrangements entrusted to A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at http://www.amgfh.com
FATHER ALEXIS FREDERICK KIRSTEN S.J. June 5, 1947 January 17, 2018
Father Alex Kirsten, Jesuit priest, died on January 17, 2018 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. He was 70 years old and had been in the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits for 47 years. Alex was born on June 5, 1947 in Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa, son of Alexander Edward Kirsten and Lilian Kathleen Veret. He studied Zoology at the University of Guelph and later Theology at Regis College in Toronto. He was ordained a priest on June 2, 1979 by Cardinal Carter. Among the different positions Alex held was: President of St. Paul's High School in Winnipeg; Director of Martyrs' Shrine in Midland, Ontario; Jesuit Treasurer and Director of the Rene Goupil Centre in Pickering, Ontario. He will be missed by his family, friends and his Jesuit companions. Friends may visit on Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 7-9 p.m. at St. Ignatius Chapel, Manresa- Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, Liverpool Road North, Pickering, ON. A wake service will be held at 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Ignatius Chapel Manresa- Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre. Interment to be held at the Jesuit Cemetery, Guelph, Ontario at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Jesuit Development Office would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.
ANDREW DUNCAN LAURIN
Born May 1, 1957, Andy passed away peacefully on August 24, 2017 with his son, Bryce at his side and his childhood best friend Chris Payne in palliative care at Surrey Memorial. Andy is survived by his son, Bryce (Cayer); grandson, Sidney (Cayer); wife, Nazy; brother, Darryl (Laurin); sister, Suzanne (Gavin); nephews, Duncan and Robert (Gavin). Predeceased by his father, Duncan (Laurin); and Mother, Ina (Boo) (Laurin). Brother-in-law, Ray (Gavin); and sister-in- law, Marjukka (Laurin). Andy was born in Montreal, moving to Vancouver in January 1972. Andy attended West Vancouver Secondary. Upon graduating he moved to Northern BC, to work and explore. He returned to Vancouver, where he attended Technical programs at BCIT to complete all his tickets for welding and pipe fitting. His career took him to Libya, Northern BC, Alberta, returning to Vancouver for the last 25 plus years. Andy was a passionate motor bike rider, loving the freedom of the wind in his face. He took several trips to Mexico on his bike, as well as numerous trips throughout BC and a trip with his brother, Darryl to Panama. At Andy's request, cremation has taken place and a private celebration of life is planned for close friends and family. A special thank you to the staff in Palliative Care at Surrey Memorial, who did amazing work keeping Andy comfy during his final days. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
Peacefully on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at home. Sylvia Levitt, beloved wife of the late Alexander Leo Levitt. Loving mother and mother-inlaw of Richard and Hsaio - Mi Levitt, Terry W. Levitt of Vancouver, Judi Ferguson and Stuart Thorne of Edmonton, and Robert Levitt. Cherished sister of Sheldon Kates, and the late Zelda Urmin, and William Kates. Devoted grandmother of Samuel, Avigayil, Kaitlyn, and V i . Treasured g r e a t - grandmother of Jaimee May, and Julian Alexander. The family would like to express their gratitude to Sandra Fellus and Sheldon Kates for watching over Sylvia for the past several years. She will also be sadly missed by her many relatives in Vancouver, B.C., and her friends at both the Joseph E. and Minnie Wagman Centre and the Bernard Betel Centre. A funeral service will take place at Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Avenue West, on Sunday, January 21, 2018. Interment will follow in the Community Section at Pardes Chaim Cemetery, 11818 Bathurst Street. The family will be sitting shiva privately. Memorial donations may be made to the SickKids Foundation (416) 813-6116, the Bernard Betel Centre (416) 225-2112, and the Joseph E. and Minnie Wagman Centre (416) 785-2500 ext. 2267.
Raymond Joseph MacDonald "Ray"
At the age of 93 passed away on December 11, 2017 surrounded by family at l'Hôpital Cité de la Santé in Laval, Quebec. Son of the late Angus and Susan (Morin) MacDonald. Predeceased by brother, Kenneth and sisters, Beatrice and Eleonor. Friends and family are invited to visit at Les Salons Funéraires Guay, 418 Boul Labelle, Rosemère, Quebec on Friday, January 26 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., and Saturday, January 27 from 9-10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass to be celebrated at l'église Ste-Rose-de-Lima in Laval, Quebec on Saturday at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Interment at Ste-Rose Cemetery.
A beautiful spirit peacefully on Friday, January 19, 2018 at Forest Hill Place. Beloved wife of the late Maxwell. Loving mother and mother- in-law of Mark, and Drew Mandel and Denise Cooper. Dear sister-in-law of the late Pearl and Archie Sherman, Sam and Anne Mandel, Louis and Helen Mandel, Moe and Rose Mandel, and Min and the late Joey Mandel. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Janette and the late Alan James, and Sheila and the late Tony Palin. Devoted grandmother of Max, and Marlowe. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 12:00 noon. Interment Ozrower Society Section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. For shiva details see http://www.benjamins.ca. Memorial donations may be made to the Moya Mandel Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 416-780-0324, http://www.benjamins.ca
AINA MARTENS 1939 - 2018
It is with deep sorrow that Aina's sister Ille-Mai and brother-in-law Janis announce her passing, from cancer, on Sunday, January 14, 2018, at the Palliative Care Unit, Scarborough General Hospital. We can truly be thankful that at the end she was spared the suffering and agony we had all feared. Aina's life was eventful. As a child she survived WWII in occupied Estonia, the loss of her home, her country, her father and many other members of her family. This was followed by post-war refugee experience in Sweden. In Canada Aina enjoyed a brilliant academic career and an extensive successful working life with the Federal Government as a Member of the Immigration and Refugee Board. Work was her hobby and her refuge, and to relinquish it at the age of 67 was a sacrifice. Those who knew Aina will always remember her for her sense of humour, her razor-sharp wit, her enjoyment of irony, her love of fun and laughter, and her relentless determination to live life in her own way. She leaves behind numerous relatives and some very dear and true friends who were there for her, not just in the good years, but also in the last five or six highly challenging ones. Thank you Isabel, Tuula, Rita, Vivian, Julie and Joan. Thank you Mai, Reet, Jaan and Toivo. Thank you for laughing with her to the end, for keeping her company and for stimulating her wonderful mind that never gave way, either to cancer or to Parkinson's. A sincere thank-you also to the fifth-floor care-giving staff at Midland Gardens Care Centre for all their efforts on Aina's behalf, and to the Scarborough General Hospital for easing her final passing. Cremation has taken place. At a future date, a private memorial service and final farewell to Aina will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue). If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Parkinson Society would be appreciated. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
EVELYN ISABEL MCKEE (née McIntosh)
June 25, 1928, to January 17, 2018
Evelyn McKee (Ev to everyone who knew her) passed away in Toronto in her 90th year. Ev was predeceased by her husband, David C. McKee; survived by her four children, David (Elaine McKee), Matthew (Heidi McKee), Mary McKee-McElwain (Alex McElwain), and Ramsay (Peggy McKee); proud grandmother of Yosef Rouch (David and Elaine), Ramsay, Jackson and Connor (Matthew and Heidi), and Hilary and Allan (Ramsay and Peggy); and great-grandmother of Liza McKee (Jackson and Aleksandra). Ev was survived by her sister, Mary Campbell; and predeceased by her brother, Ramsay McIntosh. Ev's twin passions in life were her family and the child-care movement in Ontario. Everyone familiar with the McKees knows she was the anchor that held the family together through all the good times and some challenging ones as well. Many more will know her through her tireless work and advocacy on behalf of children, child care, early childhood workers (ECWs) and child-care policy in Ontario. She was honoured for her dedication as the co-recipient of the Constance E. Hamilton Award in 1990 in recognition of her actions that had a "significant impact on securing equitable treatment for women in Toronto, either socially, economically or culturally." We want to extend our many thanks to the wonderful staff at The O'Neill Centre in Toronto who made our mother's last years so warm and comfortable. A service will be held in memory of Ev on Monday, January 22, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Square, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1B1. In lieu of flowers, we ask you to make a donation in her memory to the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care, at 489 College Street, Suite 206, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1A5, or to the Church of the Holy Trinity.
MILES ROY MERWIN LL.B November 14, 1933 - January 18, 2018
Passed away peacefully, at Wyndham Manor in Oakville, Ontario at 8:45, January 18, 2018 after many years of coping with Alzheimers. Much loved son of the late Benjamin Foote Merwin and Dorothy (Cowcill) Merwin. Cherished husband of Jane Taylor (Robertson) Merwin; and beloved father of Robertson Benjamin Taylor Merwin (Vikki). Grandad Miles to Christopher, Alexander and Daniel. Predeceased by sisters, Peg Hewson (Geale) and Mary Jane Christakos (Harry); and brother, Benjamin (Bud) Foote Merwin (Diane). Miles grew up in Sudbury, Ontario enjoying hockey and spending summers at his family's timber camps. Miles graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a BA and then went on to Osgoode Hall Law School. He was called to the bar in 1960. Miles spent 27 years at Ford of Canada in the legal department. He enjoyed Broadway plays, music and sports. Miles believed strongly in family and was active in the Miles Merwin (1623-1697) Association throughout his life. Miles would always greet you with a smile and made sure you felt welcome. He will be greatly missed by many. Visitation will be on Monday, January 22, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds St. Oakville. A celebration of life will be held at St. Jude's Anglican Church, 160 William Street Oakville, on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. followed by a reception at the Oakville Club, 56 Water St. In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations to a charity of your choice. The family would like to thank the staff at the Villages of Erin Meadows and Wyndham Manor for their loving care. Please visit the book of memories at http://www.wardfuneralhome.com
YOLANDE RUTH MOSES "Lani" 1947-2018
Of Toronto, passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, January 16th at Toronto General Hospital with her family at her side. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Charles; daughter, Alexandra (Kevin McKeag); sons, Michael (Esther Jun) and Jonathan; grandchildren, Ailis and Seamus McKeag and Lola Moses; sisters, Diane Cathro and Cynthia Ferris; and brother, Doug Nugent; and she was predeceased by her brother, John Eastwood. Lani will be remembered for her love for life and her joyful creativity, which she celebrated with her many cherished friends, especially Julie Macdonald, Lynn Morgan and Susie Gunn. The family will be holding a private service and a memorial will be held at a later date. Condolences through Humphrey Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Garden Club of Toronto or the Toronto Botanical Garden.
ROBERT NEVINS "Bob" 1927-2018
Robert Nevins of Pointe-Claire passed away peacefully on January 12, 2018. Bob is survived by his wife, Diana (Arrell); children, Jim (Jan Nevins), Margot and Cindy; and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his brother, William Nevins. Bob graduated from McMaster University with a BSc in Chemistry and Physics. While at McMaster and after graduating, he served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserves. Bob met his future wife, Diana, a Hamilton resident, at McMaster. The couple subsequently moved to Québec, finally settling in Pointe-Claire where he lived for fifty-eight years. Working in the medical/pharmaceutical industry, Bob's final position until retirement was Director, Sales and Marketing Planning and Development at Johnson and Johnson Inc. His community involvement included volunteering with NOVA West Island, the West Island Volunteer Bureau and the Chemical Institute. Bob acted as Chair of the Pointe- Claire Association of Pools in the early sixties. The Association proudly achieved its key goal of establishing a first-class swimming facility in Pointe- Claire, which fostered national and international champions. Bob enjoyed membership along with Diana in the Pointe-Claire Bowling Club and the Pointe-Claire Curling Club. The family wishes to thank the staff of Maison Herron for their years of care, and to the staff of the Gerontology Unit at the Lakeshore General Hospital. A private service will be held on January 21, 2018 with interment at a later date. In remembrance of Bob, donations in his name can be made to NOVA West Island or to The Alzheimer Society of Canada.
IRENE RADCLIFFE (née Mary Irene Martin)
Irene died peacefully in Toronto on January 15, 2018, aged 99. Born in Coventry, England, to Mary and John, she was the eldest of three daughters. Irene remained close to her sisters, Ena and Connie, throughout their lives. During World War II, Irene experienced the Blitz and met her future husband, Gordon, a Canadian soldier w i t h t h e C a m e r o n Highlanders. As a war bride, she crossed the Atlantic and made the "never-ending" train journey from Halifax to Winnipeg to join Gordon. Irene lived most of her adult life in Winnipeg, raising her son, John, working at Great- West Life and baking her famous apple pies. Irene was devastated when Gordon died in 1980. Late in life, she left her treasured home of 50 years to join John, her daughteri n - l a w , A y a l a , a n d granddaughters, Liat and Talia, in Toronto. Visits with her great-granddaughters, Ariella and Orly, were the highlights of her last decade. A private memorial will be held Sunday.
MURIEL JUNE ROSS "June" (nee Gremell) June 19,1928 - January 17, 2018
June died suddenly but peacefully in her 90th year. She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Kathy; son, David; grandchildren, Gordon, Nathan and Emma; Gordon's Mother, Joy; "Cousin", Rob and his son, Jamie; nephews, Paul and Neil; former husband, Alan; and her sister-in-law, Audrey. She was predeceased by her niece, Yvonne; brother, Ernie; and sister-in-law, Barbara. Education was the passion of June's life. She graduated from University of British Columbia with a degree in Honours Mathematics. She also had a MBA from University of Toronto, taken as a part time student later in life. She trained in Montessori method at the Whitby School in Greenwich, Connecticut in the early 1960's, under the guidance of Dr. Nancy Rambush, the first president of the American Montessori Society. She established the first Montessori School in Oakville, educating preschoolers in the method that emphasized self-motivation and self-education. A highlight from that time was when Mario Montessori, Maria Montessori's son came to Oakville to visit her school. She was instrumental in development of the Early Childhood Education Program at Sheridan College. During her time at Sheridan College she became the Dean of Applied Arts and was later involved in International Studies with many trips to Japan. She travelled the world and assisted educators in Africa and India through the Aga Khan Foundation. She was proud to be a mentor and friend to her wonderful colleagues at Sheridan College. In her retirement, her travels continued, often with her brother, Ernie and sister-in-law, Barbara. Genealogy was a great interest and a focus of her later travels. She could be happily found in the archives doing her research. She was proud to be a descendant of William McDougall, one of Canada's Fathers of Confederation. In order to assist her research she became very computer savvy. She was also an avid bridge player, she enjoyed many a game with her friends at SAS, the weekly games at the Madison Pub were also a highlight. The last two years of her life were spent at the Annex Retirement Home. Many thanks to their caring staff and to Dr. Maryniarczyk. Also thanks to the staff from Mosaic Home Care. A private family service will be held at a later date to celebrate June's remarkable life.
MICHAEL A. SPOONER
Associate Dean, Chief Medical Director, Professor of Family Medicine, and loving father, died, in the company of his family, on January 15, 2018. He was born in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1937 and spent his formative years in that city. In 1958, he married Donna (nee Rice) Kernaghan and they remained committed and inseparable for the next 60 years. Graduating in Medicine from the University of Toronto in 1963, he worked continuously until he was 75 years old. Following internship, Mike returned to Regina and started his career as a family physician at the Medical Arts Clinic, joining his father, Harold, an orthopedic surgeon in the Clinic. It was during this time that he became involved with a new organization dedicated to medical education and improved practice, the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), and in so doing set out his vocational path for the years to come. In 1972, he and Donna packed up their young family and ventured to Michigan State University where, as a McLaughlin Fellow, he obtained his Master's degree in Medical Education. This led to a return to Saskatchewan to the College of Medicine in Saskatoon where he oversaw a myriad of changes to the College's educational processes. In 1975, it was back to Regina, now as the Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine and subsequently as the Associate Dean of Medicine with a mandate to extend the undergraduate and postgraduate reach of the College of Medicine not only to the southern half of the province but to its citizens in the north as well. In recognition of his seminal role in forming Saskatchewan's Northern Medical Service he was awarded the Queen's Jubilee Medal. As a medical educator, Mike remained close to his family medicine roots and in 1978 served as President of the CFPC. As a practitioner who was aging along with his patients, Mike saw the need for a different aspect of family practice, that being the new discipline of geriatrics. Once again, he left his established position to repurpose himself. He and Donna spent a year at UCLA and the University of Edinburgh as he honed new skills. Upon returning to Regina he found geriatrics practice opportunities limited so he looked to the United States. Here he found work with his favourite group of patients - veterans. He joined the Veterans Administration (VA) and worked first as a geriatrician and subsequently (as the VA recognized his administrative skill) as the Medical Director at a variety of VA hospitals. Following retirement from the VA, Mike joined the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. This work took him all over the USA and, later, all over the world. Beyond his accomplishments, it was Mike's essence as a magnificent human being, husband, and father that will truly be missed. He loved his family with all his heart and he preserved his sense of humour and his sense of caring for others to the day he died, all the while approaching his death with an unparalleled dignity and grace. He is survived by his wife, Donna; children, Peter (Claudia), Jane (Chris Arrasmith), Melinda (David Diviney), Thomas; and grandchildren, Ellen, Michael (Samantha), Bridget, Maggie, Anthony, Gabriella, Nicholas, Patrick, Charles, Rose Marie, Jack, Thomas; and great-grandchild, Isabella.
MARJORIE ANNE JUNE SKENE
Marjorie Ann (June) Skene of Ottawa died peacefully Saturday, January 13, 2018 in her 96th year. She was born June 13, 1922 in Ottawa to Francis Logie and Marjorie Wilkes Armstrong. June lived a long and active life. She was an avid downhill and cross-country skier well into her 70s, enjoyed golfing at the Royal Ottawa Golf Club, and could be seen for many years on her daily walks with her dog around McKay Lake. Her witty limericks were frequently published in the Ottawa Citizen and The Globe and Mail. She was an active participant in the Ottawa Garden Club and book clubs and was a supporter of many charities and the arts. June was predeceased by her brother, Logie; and her husband, Donald. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her dear sister, Joy Saunders; her sons, Chris, Tim, Jerry (Sally), and Paul (Christine); grandchildren, Jennifer (Tony), Andrew (Smitha), Elizabeth, and Thomas; and great-grandchild, Sameer. Even as she passed away, her family grows: a new great-grandchild is expected any day. She will be greatly missed also by her close cousin, Liz Rhodes; many nieces and nephews including her namesake, June Saunders; and by a close circle of neighbours and friends. The family wishes to thank the exceptional staff of the Rockcliffe Retirement Residence for their kindness and care, and the dedicated staff of the Montfort Hospital. Thanks to Dr. Andre Gauthier for his many years of attentive service. Donations to the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind are welcomed. Celebration of Life will be held Monday January 22nd, at 2:30 p.m. at the Rockcliffe Retirement Residence, 100 Island Lodge Road, Ottawa.
MARY STITT June 15, 1952 January 16, 2018
After a long, courageous battle with cancer, Mary passed away peacefully. Daughter of the late Jack and Phyllis Stitt of Scarborough; and sister of Kathy Sakamoto (Norm) of Thunder Bay, and John Stitt (Marilyn) of Pickering. Aunt to Valerie Hanson (Brian), Danny Taisey, Gregory and David Stitt. Sadly missed by many friends and fellow teachers. A Celebration of Life will be held at Jerrett Funeral Home (660 Kennedy Rd.), on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Toronto East General for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael Garron Hospital Foundation (TEGH). Online condolences may be left at http://www.jerrettfuneralhome.com
CHRISTOPHER CHARLES STUART TIDY
Loving father of Alexandra Rawling (Peter), and Jennifer Tidy. Dear GrandPops to Georgina and Billie. Son of the late Charles and Diana Tidy. Brother to Elizabeth Evelyn (David) and the late Pamela Corsen. Passed suddenly on January 17, 2018 at Northumberland Hills Hospital after a brief illness. A celebration of his life will be held at The Mill, 990 Ontario St., Cobourg from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, January 20, 2018. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences received at http://www.MacCoubrey.com.
JOHN ALBERT WILCOX
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of John Albert Wilcox on January 13, 2018. After a short but courageous battle with cancer, John's passing was peaceful. Beloved husband of Pamela Wilcox (LeBoldus nee Holden) and the late Patricia Wilcox. He was a caring and dedicated father to Kathleen (Ken), Tim (Suzy), and Elizabeth (Ryan); and the most amazing Pop to his six grandchildren, Maggie, Claire, Andrew, Brian, Riley and Eli. He will also be missed by his stepchildren, Geoffrey (Vicki), Tom (Laurina), Lauren (Sean); and their children, Gillian, Kellett and William. John was born in Winnipeg on June 17, 1940 to Marv and Ruth Wilcox and grew up in Winnipeg. John received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba and was proud to be their Senior Stick in his final year. In addition, he graduated from Harvard University with a Masters of Business Administration. John began his career as an investment banker at Richardson Securities in Winnipeg and over thirty-five years managed corporate financial operations for Richardson and First Boston (Credit Suisse) in Toronto, Montreal and New York. Throughout his life, whether at university, in business or within his community, he believed deeply in helping others and was a respected leader. John loved so many things, especially the outdoors, sports and the arts. He was an avid golfer, skier, gardener, Minnesota Vikings and Toronto Maple Leafs fan. But most of all, John enjoyed spending time at the family cottage in Minaki, Ontario where he could often be found standing on the high rock with a morning cup of coffee or reading on the screen porch. John's passion for his family and friends filled his life with joy. In recent years, he attended many of his grandchildren's sporting and artistic events enthusiastically offeringwords of encouragement. He always looked forward to connecting with old friends near and far. The family wishes to thank John's many great friends for their love and support and the wonderful caregivers from ParaMed Home Health Care Services. Our family looks forward to seeing those of you who will be able to join us for a service on Tuesday, January 23rd at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's United Church (123 Main Street East, Milton, ON L9T 1N4) followed by a light lunch in the Church Annex. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to St. Paul's United Church, or to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation in support of ParaMed Home Health Care Services, or the charity of your choice. http://www.smithsfh.com
DR. GERALD IAN BAKER June 15, 1941 January 21, 2013
Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Son, Brother, Colleague and Friend. Loved with a love beyond all telling. Missed with a grief beyond all tears. To the world he was just one. To us he was all the world.