Saturday, November 17, 2018
WILLIAM ALBERT BULLARD (Bill)
May 11, 1936 November 18, 2017 "Love You To The Moon And Back" You are thought of everyday and missed dearly by your loving wife, Natalie; children, Cheryl and Greg (Janet); grandchildren, Carly, Cole, Connor; family and friends.
WILMA ELAINE BAGG
December 1, 1930 November 13, 2018 Wilma Bagg (McWhirter) died peacefully on November 13, 2018 at the age of 87. Wilma's family is extremely grateful to the staff at Bay Haven who provided such wonderful care and support over the past one and a half years.
Beloved wife of Bruce for 68 years. Dearest mother of Rick Bagg (Heather), Chris Streit (Tom), Debbie Bagg (Henry Copestake) and Tony Bagg (Irene). Lovingly remembered by 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Wilma had a passion for teaching, painting, skiing, golfing and spending time with her family.
Her creativity was expressed through her watercolours and the design of the home she and Bruce retired to in the Blue Mountains.
Those who knew her appreciated her humor, wit and incredible strength in adversity.
A memorial service will be held for Wilma on April 27, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Toronto Ski Club, Town of the Blue Mountains.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Doctors Without Borders, Wilma's charity of choice.
CEDRIC BANISTER "Chas"
Passed away at his home on Sunday, November 4, 2018 in his 87th year. Predeceased by his loving wife Janet. He will be greatly missed by his son Craig (Lindsay) and two grandchildren Kate and Jack.
He will also be missed by his sister Jenny from Burgess Hill, England.
Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel" 52 Main St. South, on Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 1 - 3 p.m. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Please visit our Book of Memories at http://www.wardfuneralhome.com
EDNA ISABELLA BARKER
November 10, 1923 November 4, 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Edna Barker (née Oke) at West Park Long Term Care Center, her home for the last several years, one week before her 95th birthday.
Beloved wife, for over 69 years, of Frank, and mother of Frances Topa (Michael) and John (Alana Shields Barker). Grandmother of Graham Topa (Lauren Baker), Sarah Topa (Ryan Carr), Matthew Topa (Erin Humes) and Andrew Barker. Great-grandmother of Hannah and Gillian Topa and Silas Topa-Carr. The family has chosen to hold a private memorial service. For those who wish, donations in Edna's memory may be made to Christian Blind Mission, a charity close to Edna's heart, or to any other charity of choice. Online condolences and donations may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca
BEVERLEY CHODIKOFF (nee Petegorsky)
We are saddened to announce that our dear mother, Beverley, died peacefully at home in Toronto on November 13, 2018.
Born in Ottawa, Beverley was the youngest daughter of Leon and Beckie Petegorsky; sister to the late Jeanette Pelcovits, Ethel Geffen, and Dr. David W. Petegorsky. In 1951, Beverley married Marvin Chodikoff of Troy, NY. They had 14 wonderful years together until Marvin's early death due to cancer in 1965.
With three young sons at that time, Beverley entered the workforce, completing the Canadian Securities Course and joining an Ottawa investment firm. She was also active in overseeing the management of her late father's real estate holdings, and remained an Ottawa resident until her move to Toronto in 2007.
Beverley was a lover of the arts. Her passions were music, theatre, classic films, and mystery novels. She also enjoyed playing bridge with her friends. Beverley will always be remembered for her kindness and compassion toward others. She valued family and the relationship she had with her sons as well as with her late sisters, brother, parents, and close relatives. She was a loyal friend to many.
Beverley is survived by her sons, Mark, Richard, and David (Tanya); and grandson, Daniel. In keeping with Beverley's wishes, there was no funeral service: interred next to Marvin, at the Ottawa Jewish Memorial Gardens Cemetery on November 15.
The family wishes to thank the physicians, nurses, support workers, and the staff and management at the Hazelton Place Retirement Residence for the excellent care and attention she received.
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MILAN PAUL CHVOSTEK
October 4, 1932 November 8, 2018 Artist, musician, photographer, videographer, producer of myriad awardwinning Nature of Things programs, principal percussionist with Markham Concert Band. Adoring father of two wonderful children, Paul (Ida, Tor) and Annabelle (Ximena, Lou). Wondrous husband of Isobel Warren.
Milan leaves a rich legacy of love, art, music, images, (both photo and video) and personal integrity. His final wish, that his body be donated to University of Toronto medical research, has been granted.
A memorial service is planned at a later date. Donations in his name will be gratefully received by usc-canada.org or SoaringFuture.ca, Indspire for indigenous students or natureconservancy.ca
BEATRICE MARGARET CORBETT (nee Grant)
August 25, 1922 November 15, 2018 Queen's University, B.A.
Hons. 1944, M.A. 1995 WRCNS (WREN) 1944 - 1945 On November 15, 2018, Bea set out on her final sail. She was born and raised in Kingston, lived in Toronto for 44 years, and returned to live in Kingston in 1989. She is survived by her children Connie (Monty), Cathi, and Jamie; her beloved grandchildren Cleo (Jarret), Robin (Erin), Duncan (Jill), Hamish (Leilan), Emma, Nikki, and Casey; and her greatgrandchildren Uma, Malcolm, Kai, Hunt Fraser, Lucas Mack, Jamie, Max, Olivia, and Cecelia. She was loved and will be missed by nephews Bill (Nancy) and Jim (Adrienne), and nieces Shelagh (Michael), Jane (Don), and Gail (Bob.) She was predeceased by her son Vaughan, her daughter-in-law Linda, and her former husband Casey; her parents Leroy and Constance Grant (nee MacLean); and her sister, Constance Fraser Dickson.
Bea was a loyal Kingstonian, and she valued the contributions that her forebears had made to this country. She was fiercely proud of her Scottish heritage. Her pursuits included memorizing and reciting poetry, sailing the waters of Lake Ontario, reading and discussing books, and birding. She also loved to teach her grandchildren the nuances of English grammar, as well as proper bagpipe technique. Important institutions in her life included the Anglican Church, the Kingston Yacht Club, Queen's University, the 48th Highlanders, the IODE, her reading groups, and the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service.
Bea served as a WREN during the Second World War at the secret installation at Gordon Head, Vancouver Island. She intercepted and decoded enemy communications, and was recently awarded the Bletchley Commemorative Badge and Certificate for this work. Later in life, Bea worked with other WRENs to plan and establish the Navy Memorial Park in Kingston, to honour all who have defended Canada in the Royal Canadian Navy and the Merchant Navy.
Many thanks to Cathi Corbett, Erie Jackson, Joely, Bellamy, and Dr. K. Kilpatrick for ensuring that Bea's final years, months, and days were so comfortable.
A funeral will be held at a later date, announcement to follow. Memorial donations may be made to Lunch By George at St. George's Cathedral, the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes, or the Kingston Symphony Orchestra.
Family and friends will gather from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday November 21 at the Residence Inn Marriot, 7 Earl Street, Kingston, to share memories of Bea.
"Heaven is just beyond the Bay of Quinte."
BARBARA LOUISE DAVIDSON (Joy)
Our beautiful mother and grandmother died peacefully at Humber Heights LTC on November 9, 2018 in her 94th year. She was predeceased by her husband, John; her mother, Amy Dunn Joy; father, William Thomas Joy; brothers, Paul and Tom Joy; sister, Mary K. Taylor; sisters-in-law, Myrle Wattam and Marjorie Carson.
Barbara, of Toronto, formerly of St. Catharines will be sorely missed by her daughters, Joy (Glenn), Christine (Brent); grandchildren, Michael (Vanessa), Daniel, Emily (Ben), Katie (Kelly); and greatgrandchildren, Dylan and Olivia; her sister, Beth Martin; and sisterin-law, Jean McKinnon; and many nieces and nephews.
Barbara loved bridge, reading and sports but her passion was her family. We will miss her wit and sage advice. Funeral will be held on Monday, November 19th, 11 a.m. at St. George's-onthe-Hill Church, 4600 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke, ON, reception to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in support of Alzheimer's Research at Sinai Health Foundation, 416-586-8203.
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JOHN JOSEPH DRURY "Jack"
December 7, 1925 November 14, 2018
The family of Jack Drury is sad to announce his passing on November 14, 2018. Jack was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Mary, by 33 days. After Mary's passing Jack declined rapidly. He leaves behind his children D'Arcy, Rosemary, and Mark (Susan), and his grandchildren Darcy, Sarah, Rhys, Alec and Liam. He was predeceased by his son John.
Jack was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 7, 1925. When he was four his parents returned to Moonstone, Ontario to raise their family. Growing up on a farm in rural Ontario during the Depression instilled very deep values of fairness, integrity and generosity in Jack that he demonstrated throughout his life.
He lived with his grandmother in Toronto while attending high school at De La Salle College and St. Michael's College School. He later studied Engineering at the University of Toronto.
In 1949, Jack was working as a geologist in Northern Ontario when he met a beautiful school teacher named Mary Clemen.
They were married a few months later. Together they raised their family mostly in Toronto. Jack's work took him to Madrid, Spain, where the family lived for a year. They also lived in Kirkland Lake, Ontario for two years, where Jack was responsible for discovering and developing the Adams Mine. After spending a career prospecting he brought his skills to the Ontario Securities Commission. There he served as technical consultant for the mining sector until he retired.
Jack was an ardent workout enthusiast, which he claimed allowed him to be able to enjoy a guilt-free cigar and scotch. He enjoyed politics, reading a good detective story, and exploring remote parts of Canada wherever his career took him. He had no patience for gossip, cynicism or prejudice of any kind.
Many thanks to the staff at Malton Village Long Term Care facility for the kindness and compassion they showed Jack in his last years.
A funeral will be held at the Mt. St.
Louis Church, 4784 Line 4 North, Oro-Medonte Township, Simcoe, County on Saturday, November 24th at noon. A reception in the church hall will follow.
REV. GEORGE A. C. DUNKLEY Mus.Bac., M.Mus., A.R.C.T., F.T.C.L.
October 24, 1938 November 10, 2018
Of Mississauga, Ontario, passed peacefully into the arms of his Lord in the early morning of Saturday, November 10, 2018, after a difficult struggle with pancreatic cancer, which, even in the last few months of his life, did not diminish his zeal for helping others in their times of need. He was born in Toronto and lived in his early years on Oakwood Avenue, not far from where his father, Albert Wesley Dunkley had been a vice principal and teacher at Oakwood Collegiate, and where his mother, Gladys Elizabeth Comba, encouraged his budding interest as a musician. He was happily married for 57 years to Dr. Colleen Rose Dunstan, who was able to care for him during his last few weeks in their new residence in Mississauga, near St.
Peter's Anglican Erindale Church, where he was an associate priest, with a particular ministry visiting the sick and the dying.
They were the proud parents of three marvelous sons: George Gregory (granddaughter CodiLyn and grandson Christian); Derek John (wife Wendy Pak and granddaughters Adela and Sierra); and David Michael (wife Caminee Blake and granddaughters Sahana and Sitara).
Cremation has taken place.
A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Peter's Anglican Erindale Church, 3041 Mississauga Rd., on Friday, December 7, 2018, at 1 p.m. with a reception to follow at St. Peter's Anglican Erindale Church. The family requests that persons wishing to remember George in a special way do so by donating to the refugee family fund at St. Peter's Erindale Anglican Church and/or to a charity of their choice, in George's memory.
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HUBERT ARCHIBALD GRAY
August 27, 1928 November 9, 2018 Hubert Archibald Gray known as "Hub" to all his friends passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 9, in Calgary, with family at his bedside. He was 90.
For 65 years, Hub was married to the love of his life, Pam (nee Cowie), and was an inspiring dad to sons Char, Chris, Randy and Tim; a caring father-in-law to Jenny, Carola, Claudia and Leslie; and charismatic grandfather to his 12 grandchildren and favorite uncle to nieces, Grania and Erica.
Thanks to his booming baritone voice, commanding presence and indomitable spirit, Hub influenced everyone around him, living life with passion, conviction and a fierce independence, combining his thirst for adventure with curiosity about the unknown.
He was an honored Korean War veteran, successful businessman, keen photographer, lover of books, an orator, author, historian, mountain hiking enthusiast and avid collector of art and antiques. As a spiritual seeker he helped introduce Transcendental Meditation to Canada in the early 1960's with his sister, Eileen, and motivated many others to explore their deeper purpose through his lectures and writings.
At age 22, Hub enlisted with the 2nd Battalion of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, fighting with courage and distinction in the pivotal battle of Kapyong.
Returning to Calgary, he met Pam, an elegant occupational therapist in residency at the Colonel Belcher Hospital. They moved to Toronto, married, and Hub joined the investment firm of Richardson Securities.
In the early 1970's Hub opened and managed the company's office in London, England and the Middle East. Returning to Calgary he later formed his own oil and gas exploration firm.
In retirement, Hub served on numerous boards including the Glenbow Museum and continued to enjoy hiking, photography and holidays on the west coast with Pam. He became a frequent interviewee on national radio and television, speaking about military history and championing the cause of veterans and the PPCLI.
"Tikety-boo" Pop. We will cherish and miss your passion, wisdom and strength of character and hold you in our hearts forever.
A celebration of Hub's life will be held on November 26, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the Military Museum 4520 Crowchild trail, Calgary Southwest.
The Gray family would like to thank Drs. Keith Laatsch, Matt Van Olm, Jeanette Sariano, and Rockyview Hospital for their compassion and care.
On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, Jean Hill passed away, after a life well-lived. Predeceased by her loving husband, John W. Hill; she is survived by two sisters, three children, eight grandchildren and many cherished nieces and nephews.
She never wavered in her love for her parents, Edna and Arnold Macpherson. An outgoing individual, Jean enjoyed the friendship of many, including colleagues and those with whom she came into contact through a busy life of sports, travel and work. Always curious and vibrant until her battle with dementia became the priority, she ensured that those she loved had a host of opportunities just as her parents had provided her. Her many roles as doctor (University of Toronto Meds 48), wife, mother, and planner kept her focused on being the best she could be. A competitive person, she applied her substantial energies toward achievement in as many aspects of her life as she could and led by example.
Jean's family wishes to acknowledge the care and work of Dr. Huang and the staff of Cawthra Gardens Long Term Care Home in looking after Jean. The challenges of her care were fully met allowing her a dignified departure from this world by attending gracefully to her needs.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, on Thursday, November 22, 2018 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 60 Briarwood Avenue, Mississauga On, L5G 3N6. Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca.
MARGARET EDNA HUNTLEY (nee Noad) MB, FRCP (C)
September 23, 1928 November 12, 2018 Our mother passed quietly in her sleep of natural causes at her home, Granite Ridge Retirement Residence, Gravenhurst, with family by her side.
She lived an eventful, accomplished life. As a child she was evacuated from London, England during the Second World War. She attended medical school at the Royal Free Hospital in London, graduating in 1955 and first practised as a pediatrician. She survived polio. She married our father in 1954, gave birth to two of us in London in 1959 (Katherine) and 1960 (Nicola).
In 1961, our family moved to Toronto, Canada where our mother requalified as a physician, completed a residency in psychiatry and gave birth to Sarah in 1964. Further professional accomplishments include more than 20 years as a staff psychiatrist at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto and 10 years as Director of the Toronto Child Psychotherapy Program.
She loved travel, the opera and gardening, and in later life she split her time between Toronto and her beloved Muskoka.
She is survived by her sad, proud daughters, Kathy Geer, Nicola Huntley (Glenn), and Sarah Huntley (Kevin); as well as her loving granddaughter, Leanne Geer. Private family service in Bracebridge with cremation to follow.
Our heartfelt thanks to the caring team at Granite Ridge.
In lieu of flowers, we would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.
Messages of condolence can be made at http://www.reynoldsfuneral.com.
SUSAN JOEL (Sue)
September 11, 1942 November 15, 2018 Sue lived a very full and happy life. She was the 5th woman to graduate from the University of Toronto in civil engineering in 1965. Sue had a keen mind, a wonderful memory, and a wide knowledge of the world. Sue was an avid traveler, always up for an adventure. Her many trips included the Antarctic, driving the Silk Road, dog sledding in the Arctic, hiking in the cherry blossoms of Japan and canoeing the Yukon River. She volunteered with the seniors program at Holy Blossom Temple, supported Syrian refugees, and her own Work North initiative. She enjoyed chess, going to the cottage, cross country skiing, theatre, and her large group of friends. She married Gene Stewart in 1971 and they had an active, happy life together for 35 years. She will be remembered with love by her family, including brother, Peter Joel and sister-inlaw, Joan Joel; her stepdaughter, Janet Stewart (Bruce Wise); her nieces, Kerry Joel (Blair Radbourne), Danielle Joel (Stefan Sandusky); great-nieces, Dominique, and Katla; greatnephew, Damien; and friends, Tobi Asmoucha, Peter Rizzo and Maiko. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, November 18, 2018, at 4:00 p.m.
Shiva visits following the funeral until 9 p.m. Shiva visits on Monday and Tuesday 2-4 p.m., and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Holy Blossom Temple, 416-789-3291 or to a charity of your choice.
ENID ANNE ALICE MANN (nee Reynolds)
Age 85, died peacefully on November 15, 2018. Born in Hamilton, ON, November 16, 1932 to Levi and Alma Reynolds (nee Jones). Enid was predeceased by her husband, William and was the loving mother of Jeffrey (Amy) Reeves, Joel (Chris) Reeves and the late Bronwyn.
Enid was dear stepmother to Helen Mann (Robert Spencer).Grandma will be greatly missed by Alexandra, Dylan, Gabrielle, Matthew, Jared and Fiona.
Enid spent her life caring for others as a paediatric nurse, public health nurse and then as a social worker for Children's Aid Society where she retired at the age of 65.
Enid continued to find fulfilment through the volunteer work she did with the Breakfast Club, CHATS and her involvement with Richmond Hill United Church.
Services will be held at Richmond Hill United Church on Friday November 23rd at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends following the service.
Donations may be sent to Stephen Lewis Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice.
JUNE ORD (Margaret Rosemary) (nee Scott)
On November 12, 2018, peacefully in Elora with family. Beloved wife of the late Judge John Ord. Loved by sons, Robin and wife, Denise, Clive and wife, Annie, and Roger and wife, Kris; grandma to Scott, Mike, Ryan, Ali and Hayden; and great-grandma to Isabella and Aria.
June was raised on a farm in Shropshire. Her mother Maude, from a musical Welsh family of Roberts, married Wynne Scott on his return from WW1. June grew up working and playing on the farm, often with cousin Mike Scott, then attended Moreton Hall school until mid-WWII, when she became a volunteer at Rednal aerodrome.
There she met her husband John, a young Spitfire pilot.
Showing strength of character, June eloped! She travelled alone to New York and on to 1946 Toronto, where relatives insisted they wed in record time. John was so smitten he never looked back, riding June's wings to a BA, to Osgoode, to a QC and to a Judgeship.
From entertaining in 1960s Georgetown to joining with friends Maria, Brookie and Marjory Nazer in their quest for artistic expression during the 1970s and 1980s, June split her time between "home improvements" and a ramshackle but much-loved cottage on Lake Rosseau.
June and John eventually abandoned entertaining in favour of close friends and family visits, moving to Bracebridge and finally to Elora, celebrating their loving union well past their diamond jubilee. After John's 2012 death June soldiered on, visiting cousin Mike on the Isle of Man and kin in New Zealand well into her 90s.
We will miss her steadfast support and enduring love. Her spirit never faltered. At the end, on being asked if she was ok, replied: "Not terribly". Thanks Mum.
November 29, 1931 November 11, 2018 Paul Roden Atherley Patterson had an outstanding career in the graphic arts business in Toronto.
His creative genius carried over to his sense of style, and how he was always perfectly turned out.
Paul was born in Port Credit, just to the west of Toronto and grew up on Glen Road in Rosedale.
He started work as an apprentice in the graphic arts business and became a master, designing everything from ads to annual reports. Paul was generous and great company, with a tremendous sense of humour and love of life. He loved animals, his beloved cat Glenda and his horse Mad Margaret.
Paul is survived by his brother, Neil (and wife Ippy); his wife, Mollie; and his children, Kathy, Carol and Susan; as well as his longtime friend and colleague, Pamela Lypka. The family is grateful for the outstanding care Paul received in his last years from the loving staff and caregivers at Kensington Gardens.
DR. HARRY ROSEN
After a long, wonderfully well-lived life, Harry passed away peacefully at aged 89 on November 15, 2018.
Cherished husband of Delores (nee Corenblum) for 62 years, their loving union set the standard high for what a marriage can be. Adored father of Joy (Larry Freedman), Paula (Stephen Toope) and Eric (Rachel Nelson); grandfather of Erin, Michaela and Evan Freedman, Hannah (Peter Ellix), Alex and Rachel Toope, Max, Noah and Zoe Rosen. Great grandfather of Clara Ellix. Brother of Sarah Kagan and the late Irving Rosen.
His St. Urbain Street childhood was modest in means but rich in love.
An outstanding student, he was admitted to the McGill Faculty of Dentistry before even completing his B.Sc. Thus began a relationship with the institution that would flourish through his lifetime, eventually becoming Emeritus Professor, all the while building a formidable private practice.
He was a pioneer in prosthodontics, published many ground-breaking journal articles, lectured regularly in Canada and abroad, and initiated the first Canadian graduate program in his specialty. He was a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, which bestowed upon him its greatest honour, the William John Gies Award.
Harry was a true Renaissance man.
An avid skier, dancer, windsurfer and equestrian, he was happiest when others would join him on the slopes, the dance floor, or in the lake, ring or woods.
His greatest diversion was his work with stones, a material even more enduring than teeth. A practical exercise to clear rocks from the lake at his beloved country house in the Laurentians turned into a passion for building towering stone sculptures. Harry donated his collection of "earth art" pieces, unified by their inspirational and uplifting universal messages, to institutions whose mandates aligned with his passions. Now, 18 major works in Montreal and Toronto create a legacy.
Few of his professional or personal accomplishments would have been possible without the foundation and support of Delores. Complementing each other perfectly, they were the greatest of dance partners, literally and figuratively, enjoying a rich social life, the arts and exploring the world.
Harry was immensely proud of his children, the lives they have built, and his grandchildren.
His even temperament, warm smile and gentle charisma put anyone in his midst at ease.
Harry never lost his desire to keep learning and bettering himself.
Anyone who spent time with him would quickly realize they were in the presence of a happy, fullyrealized man, comfortable in his skin, and at peace with the world around him.
Productive to the end, even as his health was failing and he knew the clock was relentlessly ticking down, Harry knew only one direction: forward.
He will always be missed and never forgotten.
Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean-Talon St. W., Montreal, on Sunday, November 18 at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, 1250 ch. de la Forêt.
Shiva at 3 Westmount Square #1711, Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The family will be receiving visitors in Toronto at 94 Lyndhurst Ave., Saturday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Donations can be made to the Dr. Harry Rosen Scholarship in the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University. https://www.
alumni.mcgill.ca/give/index.php?new=1&giftCode=03291, or 514-398-2787.
GEORGE WILLIAM SANDS
1937 - 2018 Passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at age 81. Beloved husband to Joan of 58 years. Loving father to Paul (Lorrie), Craig (Sarah) and Joanne. Adoring grandfather to Christopher, Kaitlyn, Katie, Michael, Liam and Connor.
He was an avid golfer and bridge player. He was also a long time proud board member of the Markham Stouffville Hospital.
Cremation has taken place and private family gathering.
Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at home on November 5, 2018.
Lovingly remembered by his wife Eleanor (nee Murphy); children Bruce (Rosanne), Leslie (Jeff), John (Dawn), Brian; grandchildren Owen, Emily, Jake, Ashton, Anika and Lily; his sister Monica Holgate (John) and brother-in-law Kent Murphy (Maryl); and other relatives and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents Ian and Emily Scarth.
Born in Annapolis Royal, NS, Peter grew up in Belleville, ON and attended Queen's University in Kingston becoming a Chemical Engineer. This brought him to a job at Kodak Canada, where he very soon was working in Marketing. Work with Kodak brought Peter and the family from coast to coast, living in Toronto, Moncton, Georgetown, North Vancouver, Rochester, NY and back to Georgetown, ON. After retiring from Kodak in 1997, Peter became an active entrepreneur and moved out to West Vancouver in 2000. Peter was always kind, positive, enthusiastic, passionate about issues and was continuously interested in new ideas, ventures and connecting people. He was a great believer in the valuable synergy of bringing people together on a topic or project. He always told everyone "DREAM BIG!!"
Our family will miss him greatly but are so thankful that we have wonderful memories and pictures of our adventures together.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Gleneagles Clubhouse, Great Hall, 6190 Marine Drive, West Vancouver. A second celebration will be held back east at the cottage in summer 2019.
If desired, donations may be made to a fund that is being set up in his honour at his alma mater, Queens University - contact emily.
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DR. BRUCE SELLS, PHD
Dr. Bruce Howard Sells born in Gatineau Mills August 15, 1930, passed away peacefully at the age of 88, surrounded by his four children and by his loving companion, Valerie StephensonGray, at the Brockville General Hospital on Saturday, November 10, 2018.
Predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Bernice. A loved and respected father of Jennifer Sells (Patrick Young), Monica Sells (Joseph Bornstein), David Sells (Lisa Hagglund) and Lisa Bokelmann. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Nathan, Daria, Leah Sophie, Songjan, David and Sarah Ann; and great-grandchildren, Madeline and Tessa. He also will be mourned by Valerie and missed by her children, Pete and Rhonda, and their families.
A molecular biologist for 40 years, whose career took him and his family to many wonderful cities around the world, resulting in children born in four different countries. A rich family life as well as fascinating academic career. Life in the Sells home was full of adventure, music, new experiences and lively conversations. He began with postdoctoral work in Belgium and Denmark. He became a leading researcher on Ribosomes. In 1972, after 10 years at Memphis, Tennessee's St. Jude Children's Hospital, he moved his complete laboratory of 18 research associates to Newfoundland at the newly formed medical school of Memorial University.
He was Associate Dean of Basic Medical Sciences from 19791983. He left Memorial University in 1983 to become Dean of Biological Sciences at Guelph University until 1995.
After retirement from Guelph, he spent ten years as Executive Director at Canadian Federation of Biological Societies. During his career he was appointed member of the Medical Research Council, served on a number of the MRC (now CIHR) Grant panels, as well as committees of the National Cancer institute and the Arthritis Society. He received numerous fellowships and was elected fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1983. He had hundreds of publications and helped guide 50 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows over the years.
During his wife's decade-long struggle with Alzheimer's, he was a devoted caregiver and he became a member of the board of the Alzheimer Society of Lanark county. Bruce had friends across the world and had a very close community in the town of Perth, Ontario where he lived after retirement.
He will be remembered by many, not just for his academic accomplishments, but his sincerity, his compassion and his ridiculous jokes.
There will be a celebration of life to honour and remember Bruce on Friday, November 23, 2018 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St.
W., Perth, ON at 1:30 p.m., family members and friends will be sharing memories with all who attend. Those wishing are asked to consider a memorial donation to the Lanark County Alzheimer Society "Day Away Program," 7 Sunset Blvd., Perth, ON K7H 0A1 (800-511-1911).
For condolences or further information, visit our website at http://www.blairandson.com.
DR. WILLIAM ROY ST. CLAIR
Dr. William Roy St. Clair passed away peacefully at the age 94 in Kelowna, BC on September 24, 2018 with family at his side. Roy is survived by his beloved partner in later life, Betty Little; his children, D'Arcy Knox, Jane Logan, Jill (George) Robertson, Deborah (Jeff) Jackson, John St. Clair (Isabella Morrison) and Tara St. Clair (Gareth Corry); beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and Betty's children. Roy was predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law, Ian and Ann St. Clair and their daughter, Lorna.
Roy was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1924 after which he lived in Wales, Scotland and the U.S. before settling in Edmonton, Alberta. Following his father's footsteps, he embarked on what was one of the most gratifying aspects of his life, his long career in Internal Medicine. He received a Fulbright Fellowship and spent cherished time at Boston University before starting his own practice in Edmonton in 1955. Roy appreciated the congenial and supportive atmosphere of the Edmonton General Hospital where he advocated for medical education and was at the forefront of cardiac care during a time of rapid innovation in the field. He was the driving force in the development and start-up of the Cardiac Stress Testing Unit at the Grey Nuns Hospital, where he was also Chief of Staff. Roy was a respected clinical professor at the University of Alberta.
A careful observer and thoughtful man, Roy spoke often of others' kindness, generosity and humility. Intellectually curious, Roy was a life-long learner with interests in aviation, the natural sciences, cuisine, travel, photography, technology, art and music. He possessed a quiet strength and the ability to find beauty in every aspect of life. He loved nothing more than stimulating conversation and sharing a hearty laugh with those around him. As his father, John, said to Roy at his passing, "Miss me, but let me go."
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting http://www.springfieldfuneralhome.com/obituaries/st-clair-dr-william-roy/.
LINDA CLARKSON STEVENS
1951 - 2018 Lin Stevens, as described by friends, was bright, vivacious, articulate, committed to the causes she embraced, and beautiful. She died too young, at 67, of a sudden, unexpected heart attack at her home in Cambridge, Ont. on November 6, 2018. An ardent feminist and dedicated advocate for the environment, she loved books, newspapers, CBC Radio, music, travel, cooking, gardening and dogs of all sizes and breeds. She spent many happy years in the Beach in Toronto, a wonderful mother raising her young children, entertaining friends, kayaking on the lake and strolling on the boardwalk.
A marketing graduate of what is now Ryerson University, Lin was part of the wave of ambitious young professional women that emerged in Toronto in the 1970s. An active member of 21 McGill, the downtown club for professional women, she worked for City Woman magazine as long as it lasted and later at Michael de Pencier's Key Publishers.
In 15 years in Cambridge, she threw herself into environmental challenges - to protect the Gilholm Marsh from developers and to stop the relentless encroachment of gravel pits on residential areas.
A woman of strong opinion, she despised politicians who are too blind, or too compromised, to recognize that global warming is destroying the planet we will leave our children and grandchildren.
Lin leaves a devastated family: her parents, Nancy and Doug Clarkson of Brampton; her husband and partner of 34 years, journalist Geoffrey Stevens; her daughter Casey and son Jamie at home in Cambridge; and her stepchildren in Toronto, Alexandra Stevens (Michael Garrels) and Sean Stevens (Sarah). She is also survived by her sisters Jane Gilmour (William) of Brampton and Valerie Robinson (William) of Jacksonville, Fla, and her brother Robert Clarkson (Angela DiCintio) of Oakville.
A celebration of Lin's life will be held in Cambridge in the near future. Please email: rememberinglinstevens@ gmail.com. As much as she loved flowers, she would have appreciated donations to the David Suzuki Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation (Cambridge Chapter), for which she was a canvasser.
Friends and relatives are invited to sign Linda's online book of condolences at: http://www.couttsfuneralhome.com
JANET ELIZABETH STREET
June 6, 1935 November 6, 2018 Born in the Wirral, Cheshire, England, Janet is survived by her brother David (Delyse), their children and her sisters Merryl and Barbara (Bob) as well as several cousins, all in England. She came to Canada in 1963 and taught in the junior school at Crofton House for several years before teaching children with learning difficulties for the Vancouver School Board for over 20 years.
She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at St John's Anglican Church at 5350 Baillie St., Vancouver, where Janet was a long-time member, on Monday, November 19 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice is suggested. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a personal condolence.
Michael George Welsman died unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at home.
Mike was born in Toronto in 1961, a son of the late George and Margo Welsman. He leaves his wife, Helen Flisar; and her children, Andria, Erika and Michela; his brothers, John (Cherie) and Paul (Sandra); his sister, Carol (Pat); as well as his nephews, James and Andrew, and his nieces, Amy (Alex) and Sophie (Mack).
They will all miss him beyond words and remember him always for his steadfast loyalty to family and friends, his music, his humour and his soulfulness.
Mike was a gifted mimic, who applied no limits to his array of subjects. He would target family, friends, politicians, members of his community, dogs and, recently, the relentless sounds of hospital equipment. He was so good that, if you closed your eyes, you could visualize right there in the room a particular person, the Prime Minister, David Suzuki, the handyman, Lucy the Yorkshire Terrier. He loved to make people laugh.
Mike loved to paint, and he also applied no limits to his canvases.
He painted driftwood, rocks, paddles and pictures, usually drawing inspiration from his favourite landscape, Muskoka.
Most of all, Mike loved to play music. With his musical friends, his band of brothers, and his sister, he gave joy to so many.
Music was his fuel. He had a remarkable ear and could perform almost any song, sometimes in the perfectly cadenced voice of the original artist.
Mike's devotion to family was expressed in many ways, but perhaps most touchingly in the care he gave to his mother, Margo, and his regular visits, sometimes with his guitar in hand, to the Dunfield retirement residence where she lived. He was a devout man and full of kindness.
Mike had many, many lifelong friendships, forged around campfires and out fishing. He loved the natural world and was passionate about its preservation.
He made new friends everywhere, from residents of the Dunfield to staff at North York General and the Princess Margaret Hospital.
Three months ago, Michael and his beloved Helen were married, affirming their love and devotion of 13 years together. There was music and laughter - the things they treasured most. The family is comforted by the memories of him on that joyful day.
Mike would want us to thank Dr.
Silverman and all the wonderful nurses and staff at both North York General Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital.
A visitation was held at Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, on Friday, November 16th between 6 and 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, November 17, at 10 a.m., at St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica, 65 Bond St., Toronto. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation directed to the Myeloma Research Fund would be greatly appreciated.
EILEEN WHITE nee Crighton
Peacefully, with family at her side, Eileen passed away November 11, 2018 at 89 years of age. Eileen was the beloved wife of the late William G. (Bill) White (1927-1998); loving mother of Elizabeth (Alan High) and Graham (Wendy Piwowarek); loving Grandmother of Geoff High (Itsuka Matsunaga) and Allison High and loving Aunt of Sylvia (David Dykes) and Laura (David Williamson) Sargent.
Eileen's life revolved around her family. She actively supported Liz and Graham through the transitions as they moved around the globe with Bill's life-long and successful career at Honeywell. The family's Honeywell career took them around the world and saw the family move from Toronto to Montreal, Minneapolis, Frankfurt, and Brussels, eventually returning to Canada to retire.
Eileen's generous spirit compelled her to volunteer in a variety of capacities from school thrift shop coordinator in Germany, to Canadian Women's Club Chair in Belgium. Her favorites were as the family history researcher at St. John's Norway Cemetery with Elizabeth and school library volunteer with Wendy where she was also appreciated for knitting baskets of mittens for the students.
The family would like to thank everyone at Caressant Care of Arthur for their exceptional care and compassion in Eileen's final years.
Funeral arrangements were pre-made with Morley Bedford (Toronto), assisted by Henry Walser (Kitchener).
Wednesday, November 21 at The Church of St. John the Baptist, Norway, there will be visitation at 2:00 p.m. and her funeral at 3:00 p.m. The Church, 470 Woodbine Avenue at Kingston Road, was the family parish.
Donations to Wellspring Westerkirk House at Sunnybrook http://www.well spring.ca/westerkirk are appreciated by the family.
STELLA MARGARET WILKINSON (Johnston)
90 of Burlington, passed away peacefully on Sunday November 11, 2018 at Joseph Brant Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Stella was born in Hamilton and a graduate of Westdale Secondary School prior to attending McMaster University where in addition to thriving academically, Stella represented McMaster in basketball, volleyball and badminton over her varsity career. She was a recipient of the Honour M award for athletics in 1948 and in 1949 she won the prestigious Edna Guest Trophy. Family and friends were Stella's passion.
Stella survived her beloved husband of 58 years Gordon Wilkinson. Stella and Gordon lived an active lifestyle spending much of their life in Muskoka on Lake Rosseau and were founding members of Holimont ski club in Ellicottville, NY where they skied for over 40 years.
Stella is survived by her children, Warren Wilkinson of Muskoka, Donna Gardner (Bruce) of Burlington and Wayne Wilkinson (Dawn) of Seattle. Stella was the proud grandmother of her loving grandchildren, Brianne and Darren Gardner, Connor and Taylor Wilkinson; as well as step-grandchildren, Max and Sam Kader. She will also be missed by her nephew Robin Blakely, the Price family as well as her loving dog Oakley.
There will be a celebration of life on July 11, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. at Dodsworth & Brown Funeral home in Burlington.
The family is waiting until all the grandchildren can attend as that is what Stella would have wanted. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can made in her name to OSPCA or Heart & Stroke Foundation.