Saturday, January 6, 2018
Daniel and Sarah are overjoyed to announce the birth of their son, Asher Louis Beiles, on Monday December 18, 2017, at 8:37 a.m. Asher is warmly welcomed by big sister, Natanya Davita; grandparents, Janice Beiles and Martha and David Finkelstein; aunt and uncles, Trish and Andrew Finkelstein, Matthew Finkelstein and Kevin Beiles; cousins, Lily, Charlotte and Hope Finkelstein; along with the rest of the extended family.
Our deepest thanks to Dr. Rachel Spitzer and the amazing caregivers at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.
BETTY BRESKO (1938-2018)
Passed away peacefully on January 2, 2018. Loving mother of Elka (Ike) and Asa (Meredith). Proud grandmother of Teddy, Sophie, Luke and Sam.
Cherished sister of Gitta Rice (Wally). Betty will be sadly missed by her family and friends, who remember her as "smart, funny, and vibrant" in her youth.
There will be no funeral service but a memorial will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations to North York General Hospital or CAMH would be appreciated. Online condolences can be made at http://www.aftercare.org
JAMES MURRAY COOK
December 27, 1921 December 27, 2017 Murray Cook passed away aged 96 in Victoria, BC. Born in Toronto, Murray served in the Second World War as a navigator with the RCAF in the UK where he met his first wife, Kathlyn (née Bottomley), a nurse with the British Voluntary Aid Detachment. Married 40 years, they had three sons, Gregory, Kenneth and John.
After the war, Murray joined the Department of External Affairs. His first posting was to Peru which saw political revolutions and a trip down the Amazon River with Canadian priests to visit leper colonies. Murray's second posting was Italy. Shortly after arriving, he was sent to Egypt during the Suez Crisis. While posted to Germany, he took part in nuclear disarmament talks in Vienna. Murray was High Commissioner to Kenya and Uganda, where he facilitated the migration of East Africans of South Asian descent to Canada. In 1974, Murray and Kathlyn moved to Sooke, BC where they ran the Murray Cooks' Herb Farm.
The farm became a tourist attraction, and Murray gave lectures on herbs.Widowed in 1985, Murray married the artist Pamela Ann Merrill Cook in 1987. They moved to Oak Bay, BC in 1995. During 30 years of marriage, they enjoyed travel, golf, gardening, and an active social life.
Murray is survived by Merrill; sons, Gregory (Florrie), Kenneth (Jane) and John (Maria); three grandchildren, James (Jessica), Emily, and Paul (Rachel); two greatgrandchildren, Noel and Abigail; stepson, Larry (Nicky); stepdaughter, Lindy; and six step-grandchildren, Alison (George), Nicholas (Alison), Andrew (Erin), Lara, Victoria and Serena.
SUSAN CAMILLE COURT (nee Baker)
Passed away on December 31, 2017 surrounded by her loved ones at the age of 72.
Susan was born on February 10, 1945 in Vancouver, British Columbia to parents, Ralph Baker and Ruth (nee Kimball) of Fort MacLeod and Raymond, Alberta.
She was an extraordinary woman and wonderful mother and will be missed more than words can express by her two children, Carson and Caron; grandson, Owen; former spouse, Clive; and her beloved Andrew.
After obtaining her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of British Columbia in 1966, Susan completed her Master of Arts in music theory at Brigham Young University in 1971. In addition to raising her children, she enjoyed a professional career that included teaching in the United States and then managing the Yamaha Canada corporate music school for twenty years. Later, Susan helped handicapped youth prepare for the workforce at Seneca College.
Most recently, she enjoyed a career as a real estate agent at Weiss Realty Ltd.
The family thanks the doctors and staff at Sunnybrook's ALS Clinic for their care and support over the last two years. They would also like to thank Dr. Kirshen and RNs Neloofar and Carol.
The memorial service will be held at Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints, at 19 Northdale Road (401 and Bayview) on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Society of Canada.
SHIRLEY ELEANOR CUNNINGHAM (Pollock)
Aged 91, passed peacefully at the Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa on December 27, 2017. She is survived by her children, Kathy Nielsen, Heather Cowan, Jane CunninghamTyre (Robert), Karen Williams (Stuart), Cameron Cunningham; and dear sisters, Pauline Hogarth and Charlene White. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Cunningham; and daughter, Laurie Cooney. She was blessed with 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Shirley will be remembered by many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Shirley grew up in Island Grove, Ontario and attended school in Keswick and Newmarket. She was a loving wife and devoted mother.
Shirley loved cooking and baking. She took pride in winning baking awards at community fairs. Throughout her life Shirley was involved in church organizations, LOBA, Rotary Club, and the Conservative Party.
A celebration of life for Shirley will be held in the spring at Queensville Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Arthritis Society or the Humane Society.
Messages of condolence can be shared with the family through Kelly Funeral Home: http://www.arbormemorial.ca/en/ kelly-barrhaven
ROGER SLATER EATON
Born September 13, 1927, in Hamilton Ontario, to Myrtle Wilhelmina (née Slater) and Archibald Tweedle Eaton. He died on December 29, 2017 in Ottawa. He is survived by sister, T-Bu Grieve-Wry (Chuck) of Cape Cod; sons, Patrick (Heather) of Abbotsford and Peter (Jennifer) of Calgary; daughter, Robin of Burnaby, B.C.; third wife, Frances Scott; along with ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Roger was predeceased by son, Allan (Agi) of Basel, Switzerland; his first wife, Sara (née Sneath) of Village of Queen Charlotte, B.C.; and his second wife, Beatrice Dunning (née Bedford) of Ottawa.
At an early age Roger demonstrated mental acuity and a love of science. He completed a B.Sc at University of Toronto in 1949, an M.Sc. at Université Laval in 1950, a Ph.D. at University of Leeds, U.K. in 1953 and a postdoctoral fellowship at the NRC in Ottawa, all in the fields of physics and chemistry. Roger joined the federal government as a research scientist based in Ottawa and Washington D.C. and distinguished himself in positions with National Defense, External Affairs, Atomic Energy Board, and Health Canada. He married fellow Trinity College grad Sara Sneath in 1949, and together they raised Allan, Pat, Peter and Robin. Roger and Sally divorced in 1983. In the latter part of his career, Roger integrated his love of sciences with a growing interest in public health. At Health Canada, he was devoted to managing the health risks of radon gas and radioactive materials. A highlight of his career was leading the recovery of the nuclear-powered Cosmos 954 satellite that fell in the Arctic in 1978. Roger married Bea Dunning in 1987 and together they travelled to Europe and the Middle East. After Bea's death in 2011, he enjoyed the continuing friendship and support of Bea's children, Cindy Dunning and John Dunning, and the large, closeknit Dunning clan. Roger was an avid fine scale model railway enthusiast and long-time member of the British Railway Modellers of North America. He was known for his many contributions to fine scale modelling and his simple, clever inventions in that field led to international recognition with a prestigious award from the Scale Four Society (UK).
The family thanks Dr. Elaine Biggs, Sherri Lee and Angele of Retire at Home, and the doctors and staff of the Queensway Carleton Hospital for their efforts managing Roger's recent health challenges.
A memorial service for Roger will be held on April 28, 2018, at All Saints Anglican Church Westboro, 347 Richmond Road, Ottawa, with visitation at 1 p.m. and the service at 2 p.m.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the All Saints Westboro Memorial Fund, 347 Richmond Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K2A OE7. Condolences, tributes and donations may be made at http://www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com
ELEANOR YEATES EWING (née DILLON)
May 31, 1918 December 17, 2017
With full hearts, we report the peaceful death of Eleanor Ewing, lover of the Holy Spirit, music teacher and choir leader, passionate lover of music, art and pottery, Muldrew Lake cottager.
Predeceased by her beloved husband, Donald.
Her love surrounds her children, Esther (Jim Sylph) and Morrey (Sharon); grandchildren, Breffney Kreitner (Michael), Caitlin Rudnick (Alexis), Alexander Ewing (Nicholle Mckenzie) and Annie Ewing; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitations January 19. For the Christie Gardens community, 2-3 p.m., 600 Melita Crescent.
For everyone, Fairlawn Avenue United Church, 7-9 p.m., 28 Fairlawn Avenue. All are welcome to a service of celebration on Saturday, January 20, 2 p.m. at Fairlawn; reception to follow.
More information can be found at RememberingEleanorEwing.com.
JAMES B. GIBSON
James B. Gibson, born Beckington, England on August 28, 1924, passed away peacefully, in his 94th year, at McCormick Home, London on January 1, 2018.
Loving husband of the late Florence Gibson (nee Pearson) (1925-2014). Devoted father of Judy Temple (Brad), Vicky Gibson, Jim Gibson (Dina), Michael Gibson (Nancy Pettigrew) and John Gibson. Proud grandfather of Matthew (Emily) and Melanie Temple, Tom and Amy Henderson, James and Sydney Gibson and Sam and Abby Gibson. Brother of the late Ted Gibson (Anne) and uncle to Keith and Lesley.
Dad was born to a simple life in a small town in Somerset, England. He apprenticed as a tool and die maker, which became an important trade in wartime Britain. After the war, armed with his trade and in search of new opportunities, Dad immigrated to Canada, settling in London, Ontario. At a Saturday night dance at Wonderland Gardens, he met Florence Pearson, whom he married in 1950. Dad was active with many entrepreneurial ventures including auto sales, construction, Red Barn, London Biochemistry Reference Laboratory and Americare Corporation. He also supported many community and charitable organizations and served in leadership roles with the Boy Scouts, the Downtown Business Association, St. Joseph's Hospital, Fanshawe Pioneer Village, the Robarts Research Institute, the London Club and many others.
A dapper dresser and a great speech-giver, Dad loved British cars and gardening.
Dad and Mom treasured time together with family and friends. They hosted many great gatherings, the more the merrier, especially at their cottage in Grand Bend and their condo in Sandestin, Florida. Dad loved Mom dearly and was her devoted caregiver for many years. The family is comforted to know that they are together again, holding hands and sitting quietly in warm sunshine, listening to Glenn Miller play softly in the background.
The family would like to thank the kind people at Longworth Retirement Home, McCormick Home, Anita Stenning, Marc Plimmer and Theresa Karbowniczek for their loving care.
Online condolences may be made through Harris Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the McCormick Care Foundation or Fanshawe Pioneer Village.
A memorial service will be held this spring.
JOHN DAVID GOD DARD
Passed away suddenly at the age of 67 on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at his residence in Toronto. John is survived and fondly remembered by his longtime partner MoHon Ang and her extended family. He is the much-loved only son of the late Dr. John and Helen Goddard of Hensall; loving brother of the late Beth Jamieson (Doug), Peg Mock (Dennis) and Joan Goddard (Eric).
Sadly missed by his nephews, Jeff Mock and Scott Jamieson; his niece, Heather Allan-Jamieson; and their extended families.
Dr. Goddard enjoyed a distinguished career as a professor, scholar and scientist.
After his post-doctoral studies, he joined the Dept. of Chemistry at the University of Guelph in 1983 and became a full professor in 1992. He was an active researcher in theoretical chemistry with over 130 publications, an accomplished teacher and mentor for both undergraduate and graduate students and responsively held a number of administrative positions at the Dept. and College levels. Dr. Goddard retired in 2012 with Professor Emeritus Status.
Cremation has taken place and the interment will be held in the spring at the Union Cemetery in Hensall.
FRANCESS GEORGINA HALPENNY CC, FRSC
May 27, 1919 December 25, 2017
Francess died peacefully on Christmas Day in the presence of family in the Veterans' Centre of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, following a distinguished career as editor, teacher, administrator, and author at the University of Toronto.
Francess was born in Ottawa, the daughter of James Leroy and Viola Gertrude (Westman) Halpenny.
She was loving to many families and beloved by them: sister of Arthur Halpenny and his wife, Dora, both also living in the Sunnybrook Veterans' Centre; aunt of Jane Loughborough, John (Ruth), Mary Smith (Steve) and Tom (Beth); great-aunt of Sean and Graham (Keri) Loughborough, Christopher (Larissa) and Gregory Smith, Brooke and Dale, and Johnathan; great-grand aunt to Rowan and Mira Smith and Emma and Adalyn Loughborough; cousin of Joan Timbrell, Elizabeth Wilson, Sheila Dutton, and Christopher English; dear friend of Margaret Weiers; fondly remembered by the Haultain and Corbett families; affectionately known to many as Aunt Francess.
After earning an M.A. in English Language and Literature at the University of Toronto, Francess joined the University of Toronto Press as an editor in 1941. In the following year she enlisted in the RCAF and served as a meteorological observer in Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island. Back at the Press after the war, she built a professional editorial department unmatched in Canada, the training ground for scholarly editors who spread across Canada from Nova Scotia to Vancouver.
In 1972, she was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Library Science (now Information Studies) at the University of Toronto and professor of library sciences. From 1969 to 1988 she was general editor of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, the most ambitious multi-volume bilingual publishing project in Canada. From 1979 to 1984 she was also associate director (academic) of the Press.
She wrote many articles on editing, publication, and biography in journals and collections and, while at the Faculty of Library Science, two major studies of Canadian collections.
She was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1979 and Companion in 1984. In 1983 she received the Molson Prize, awarded by the Canada Council for distinguished contribution to Canada's cultural and intellectual heritage. The Royal Society of Canada made her a Fellow in 1977 and eleven Canadian universities awarded her honorary degrees.
Francess was an associate fellow of Massey College and a member of the Canadian Historical Society, Canadian Library Association, Committee for the Advancement of Women in Scholarship, Northlea United Church, the Heliconian Club, and the University Alumnae Dramatic Club. She was a gifted actor, a playwright, and a devoted patron of theatre, ballet, music, bookstores, art galleries, and museums.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 26, 2018, in Northlea United Church, 125 Brentcliffe Road, Toronto, beginning with a visitation at 10:00 a.m. and a service at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception.
The family is grateful to the staff of K1W, Sunnybrook, who cared for Francess so kindly and professionally since 2013.
Special thanks to her readers, Anna and Fiona. Memorial donations may be sent to University Alumnae Dramatic Club, Northlea United Church, or Heliconian Hall Foundation.
Francess was a faithful Christian, a gracious and wise woman, gentle yet determined. Her life was a world of words: spoken, written, sung, and made into books which she lived and loved every day.
Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
JEAN ELIZABETH HAMBLETON (nee Ferguson)
1918 - 2018
Peacefully, on January 2, 2018, in her 100th year, at Christie Gardens in Toronto, predeceased by husband, Ronald Hambleton. Jean will be greatly missed by niece, Mary Jane (Ferguson) Johnson; her children, Gregory, Ian (Taida), Fergus, Sarah (Denis), Paul (Sarah); 11 grandchildren, Kirsten, Daniel, Jennifer, Julia, Alanna, Emily, Caitlin, Aman, Ava, Graeme, Margaret; and 7 greatgrandchildren, James, Jack, Erin, Marc, Neil, Anne, Eleanor.
Jean was born in West Lorne, Ontario, of Scottish descent.
She graduated with honours from the University of Western Ontario, and the Ontario College of Education; chosen as a delegate for Canada to the World Christian Youth Conference for Peace in Amsterdam, summer of 1939. She met Ronald while working at the CBC. They were married in 1942, and in 2014 celebrated 72 years together.
Jean taught English to new Canadians, and was active in Hillcrest Christian Church, the Quaker Society of Friends, and the Jungian Society. She had a lasting interest in family history, maintained close ties with her extended family and many friends, read widely, and did cryptic crosswords almost every day. Her wisdom, strength and kindness will always be remembered.
The family expresses sincere appreciation to all her caregivers at Christie Gardens.
In memoriam donations may also be made to Hillcrest Christian Church, Toronto. A memorial service will be announced shortly. Please visit http://www.morleybedford.ca for further information.
MARY R . HANCOCK "MOLLY "
1916 - 2017
Peacefully, at Finlandia Village, Sudbury, on Christmas Eve and just six weeks shy of her 102nd birthday. Molly came to Canada in 1940, evacuated from wartime England with her young son and daughter. Welcomed by the generous Moyer family in the Niagara Peninsula, she became a social worker with the Children's Aid Society in St.
Catharines. Her passion for child welfare, a vital theme throughout her life, was developed in this period. During the years that followed, she gained MSW and BA degrees in that order.
Molly had a gift for teaching and scholarship and was always grateful to Laurentian University for offering her, in 1975, an appointment in their new School of Social Work in Sudbury. She taught there for nearly ten years, served as its Acting Director when needed, co-authored an important text-book, and was lauded with an Honorary Doctorate on her retirement.
For some years thereafter she conducted a private practice.
Born in London in 1916, Molly lived through the turmoil and tragedies of the twentieth century. (These included her marriage - a casualty of WWII.) Her vigorous response was a life-long dedication to social justice: civil rights, feminism, the trade union movement, and social democratic politics were among her many causes. A member of the CCF from the 1940's, she remained a force in the Sudbury NDP for many years. In 2000, Molly was named Agnes McPhail Woman of the Year.
Her strong advocacy was always mellowed by a sense of humour - "my beatification" she called the Hon Doc ceremony at Laurentian; a love of travel, which took her hiking in the Himalayas; music and theatre - she performed character roles on stage in the early years of the Shaw Festival. And there were periodic enthusiasms such as photography or ethnic cooking.
Throughout she maintained a tinge of lingering British propriety, even when marching with a sign.
Always there was good talk with good friends, and particularly with her family, which included five grandchildren and their spouses, six great-grandchildren, and three generations of nieces and nephews in the U.K. Her eloquent readings of classic British nursery rhymes will live on, as will her capacity for uproarious laughter and delight.
During her years in Sudbury, Molly developed a deep affinity with Northern Ontario - its people, their strong values and its rugged terrain. She came to regard the Canadian Shield as a personal homeland. A landscape framing her own spirit of independence.
Among her final instructions she asked that her ashes be cast from a suitable peak near Sudbury.
The family thanks the staff of Southwind, where Molly lived so comfortably in her later years, and of Finlandia Village where she finally let go. Cremation has been arranged by the CoOperative Funeral Home in Sudbury. A celebration of Molly's life will be held later this year.
Donations if desired may be made to the Dr. Molly Hancock Bursary Fund at Laurentian University. Condolences @ cooperativefuneralhome.ca.
The Canadian Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Board of Directors and Staff mourn the passing of our esteemed Board President Stanley Hartt.
Stanley was a founding member of our organization.
His commitment to CFIPO's mission was steadfast and he worked tirelessly to secure financial support for the Israel Philharmonic. His wise counsel, business acumen and involvement in both the American Friends and Canadian Friends organizations, will always be remembered. Our heartfelt sympathy to his children and the entire family. We shall always remember Stanley as a true friend and philanthropist.
Zubin Mehta, CFIPO & AFIPO, Chairman; David A. Hirsch, AFIPO Board President; Naomi Grabel, CFIPO & AFIPO CEO
Born in the coal mining community of Rosedale, AB on April 27, 1937 to Frederick Kubicek (coal miner) and Roxanna McKenzie (school teacher), Doug is survived by his loving wife, Sharon; sister-in-law, Mila; nephew, Brett; step-daughter, Nancy Narraway; and a wonderful circle of friends.
Doug graduated as a Chartered Accountant in 1960, then spent a year he forever treasured travelling through Europe with buddies, before joining the Hudson's Bay Company in Calgary as an Accountant in 1962. He was promoted to roles of increasing responsibility in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver, finally winding up in Toronto as a senior financial executive reporting to the President, a position from which he retired in 1984. Doug was especially proud of his Czechoslovakian heritage and made it a priority to locate and visit the birth villages of his paternal grandparents in the Czech Republic. He never lost his passion for travel and adventure, and especially loved exploring new regions of the world by bike, collecting interesting works of art along the way. Doug was a great sports fan and his shouts of joy and remorse could be heard for miles when watching a Leafs or Jays game. He was an avid follower of current events, a keen critic of Canadian politics, and enjoyed nothing more than a lively discussion on the news of the day. Doug possessed an inner strength and a loyalty to loved ones that were constant and reassuring. He will be deeply missed.
A memorial to honour Doug will be held at a later date. Donations can be made in Doug's memory to the Leukemia Research Fund at The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation http://www.ThePMCF.ca
DONALD GLENN HEWSON
November 2, 1933, Collingwood, Ontario to January 4, 2018, Stouffville, Ontario
It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected but peaceful passing of a beloved husband, father, grandfather, relative and friend.
One of the first set of twins born at Collingwood Marine and General Hospital, "Donny" would regale us with stories of trudging through the snow on his way to the one-room schoolhouse in Duntroon where he and his brother, Gary, got their academic and athletic start. When Duntroon wasn't big enough, Don ventured to the big city of Toronto where he scraped through Mechanical Engineering, enjoyed his fraternity brothers, played on numerous varsity teams, and most important, coached the women's ice hockey team where he met and soon-after married Sandra Weber.
An avid sports lover, watcher, coach and player, Don's athletic accomplishments showed themselves most strikingly in the game of golf. He started at the age of 16 in July at the Collingwood Golf Course and by September of that same year had broken 80. He was club champion at Scarborough and St. George's, won the York Downs Senior Championship 7 consecutive times, and won the Ontario Seniors Champion of Champions. He also had the great fortune to qualify for the US Senior Amateur on three occasions and was Past-President of both the Canadian Seniors' Golf Association as well as York Downs Golf and Country Club. In his retirement years, he reviewed courses around North America for Golf Digest, playing with Sandra, and some of his children and grandchildren. It was a great point of pride for him this summer when he shot his age - 83.
A detailed, articulate and organized businessman, Don was respected among peers, suppliers, and employees, first at Robert Muddiman Company, then, with partners Bill Reid and Tom Mostowy, as President of Romatec. Even in a tough year, Donny was known to dig into his own pockets to demonstrate his gratitude for his team's efforts.
He played hard, worked well, and loved easily. And it is that love that will carry us through as we draw on the many vivid memories we share of this remarkable man. Don was predeceased by his eldest brother, Frank; and twin brother, Gary. He leaves behind his immediate family, Sandra, his wife of 61 years; children, Kelly (Gord), Dana (Cindy), Carey, Brynn, Kyle, Brooke, Blake (Renee); grandchildren, Taylor, Brayden, Colby, Regan, Tanner, Tayte, Colton, Rory, Drewe, Kelsey and Brenna; and numerous relations, friends, business associates, baseball teammates, and golf buddies.
Family, friends, and business associates are warmly welcomed to a celebration of Don's life at his 'second home', York Downs Golf and Country Club (4134 16th Avenue, Unionville, Ontario), on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Donald Hewson may be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.
BARBARA FAY LEACH
Peacefully, at the Northumberland Hills Hospital on Friday, December 29, 2017, Bobbi Leach (nee Flemming) at 89 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Leach. Dear mother of Jim (Carol) of Ottawa, Steve (Candee) of Cobourg, and Sandy (Suan) of China. Cherished grandmother of Greg (Caitlin), Andrea (Steph), Jeff (Nicole), Jamie (Abbas); and great-grandmother of Amelia, Noelle, Sophie, and one on the way.
Cremation with a spring interment of cremated remains at the Campbellford Cemetery. Those wishing may make a memorial donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences received at http://www.MacCoubrey.com.
FRANCES DOROTHY MACDONALD
Frances Macdonald died peacefully on January 2, 2018, wife of the late Rev. Canon Harold G. Macdonald (March 24, 1928 - December 14, 2009). Service details are pending.
WILLIAM BLAKELY MACFARLANE
After a four-year struggle with leukemia and attendant complications, Blake died at Princess Margaret Hospital January 2, 2018. He will be greatly missed by his parents, Janice Lindsay and David Macfarlane; his sister, Caroline; his beloved friend, Effy Minn; Deborah Hope; and a wide circle of family, friends, and fellow artists.
Blake was a true creative spirit - an artist, film-maker, editor, music composer, producer, animator, D.J., drummer, philosopher, and cherisher of friends. He loved life. He fought to hold on to it. He didn't ever want to go.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. Information regarding the Memorial service will be found at williamblakelymacfarlane. tumblr.com.
With special thanks to the nurses, doctors, and staff of Princess Margaret Hospital and UHN for the care Blake received.
JOHN ALLAN MacQUARRIE
1933 - 2018
John passed away peacefully on January 2, 2018. Of Fergus, Victoria Harbour and Don Mills.
John had wit, charm, brains, looks, many good friends, and a long career with IBM. His knowledge of the natural world was vast. John travelled extensively and loved his farm near Havelock.
John enjoyed a wonderful life with his wife, Marilyn (2003). Later, John met Selma, travelled the world and shared her interesting life in The Beach. John is "dad" to Steve (Janet) and Andy; and grandpa to Blake and Hannah MacQuarrie.
Visitation will be held on Monday, January 8th from 12-1 p.m. at McDougall & Brown Funeral Home, 2900 Kingston Rd., Scarborough with a chapel service to follow at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Covenant House, Ontario Veterinary College or the Canadian Wildlife Federation are encouraged.
J. BRIAN MCCANN
September 30, 1933 January 4, 2018
With great sadness, but wonderful memories, his family announces the passing of Brian McCann. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Joan (nee Sioui); his parents, Muriel Gillies and Jim McCann; and his brother, John. He leaves his much-loved sister, Maureen Jodoin; his children, Colleen (Steve Garbacz), Heather (Doug Jaffray), and Jim (Grace); grandchildren, Michelle Dittmer (Brian), Peter Garbacz (Amanda Caron), Justin Jaffray, Katie, Christina, and James; great-granddaughter, Kiera; and his nieces and nephews.
Born in Montreal, Brian was the founder and president of Jo-Ad Industries Ltd., named after his wife Joan Adeline. Brian lived a full and interesting life and will be missed by all who knew him. Brian will be remembered for his deep love for his family, his remarkable business acumen, integrity, quiet generosity, sharp wit, good humour and infectious smile. In his final days, his mind and body failing him as he battled dementia, Brian never stopped greeting people he met with the warm, kind and comforting smile so familiar to anyone who knew him. He was a wonderful husband and father and the love he had for his family was limitless and unconditional. The feeling is mutual, Dad. We love you.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Neweduk-Erin Mills Chapel, 1981 DundasSt. W., east of Erin Mills Pkwy., on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial Mass will be held at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church, 2300 Burnhamthorpe Rd., on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 11 a.m. Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca
MONA ROSAMUND McCAWLEY
August 23, 1925 -December 30, 2017
On Saturday, December 30, 2017 Mona passed away peacefully at West Park Manor.
Sheissurvivedbyherfourchildren, Deborah (Otto Lang), Susan (Dennis Hewitt), Leslie (Harry Jung) and Casey (Tracey Kennedy-McCawley); and grandchildren, Andrew and Rebecca Parkinson, Laura Bartley and Alexandra and Quinn McCawley.
Mona was born in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan and was always proud of her Saskatchewan roots. She lost her father, a decorated WWI veteran who fought at Passchendaele, at age 14. After graduating from high school at 15, she moved to Winnipeg with her mother and went to Business College and then worked for United Grain Growers until she met the love of her life, James Comrie McCawley. She was fond of saying they fell in love instantly. Indeed, they were married after a three month courtship. She devoted the next 60 years of her life to supporting her beloved Com in his medical career and raising a family.
Vibrant, energetic and independent minded, Mona was devoted to her family. She was an accomplished and adventurous cook, and friends and family happily enjoyed the exotic dishes she made as she cooked her way through the Time Life Cookbook series. She loved to entertain, which she made look effortless, despite four children, a Labrador and various well-loved cats perpetually underfoot. She was also devoted to her community, trooping puppets with The Junior League and volunteering with The White Cross Guild, the YWCA and Fort Garry United Church, of which she was a lifelong member. A passionate lover of music and art, she was a strong supporter of the Women's Musical Club and spent many rewarding hours as a volunteer in Art Rental at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Politically active throughout much of her life, there was never any doubt about what her views were, which made for interesting discussions at the dinner table.
For Mona learning was a lifelong pursuit. She was a voracious reader and, although her children tried to persuade her to go to university with them, she was content to type their papers and was an exacting editor and grammarian. She also enjoyed presenting her own meticulously researched papers on interesting and obscure artists to her art study group which she did well into her 80's. Mona loved tennis and socializing with her "tennis ladies" who were a special part of her very wide circle of friends. But her happiest times were spent at the family cottage at Sandy Bay on Lake Winnipeg with her children and grandchildren and friends who were always welcome. She especially loved the sun, sand and walks to "the point".
The family would like to say an especial thanks to the many dedicated staff at West Park Manor for their kindness, care and compassion throughout Mona's time there. Cremation has taken place and will be followed by a private family service at a later time.
If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba at 120 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4G2. http://www.alzheimer.mb.ca or to a charity of one's choice, would be appreciated.
JOAN MARY MCDOUGALL
Passed peacefully, on December 24, 2017 at the age of 93. Joan left us with grace, dignity and with her loving family by her side. She was the loved wife of the late J. Allan McDougall. Loving mother of Janice (Rick), Patricia (Paul), Catherine and Robert (Rhonda). Proud grandmother of Willow, Leif, Jesse, Gabrielle, Stephen and Jason and her eight greatgrandchildren.
Joan was born in Oshawa, Ontario and graduated from Oshawa Collegiate. She accomplished much as past National Secretary for the IODE. She reached out to many with her hospitality and kindness. She will be forever missed and never forgotten. All are invited to visit Joan's online guest book at http://www.scottbrampton.ca
ROSEMARY LYNNE MORDEN
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of dear Rosemary "Rose" Lynne Morden on January 1, 2018 at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was taken far too early from us and will be dearly missed by so many.
A loving and devoted wife to Ken, loving mother to Andrew and Roslyn Fisher (Chris); and adoring grandmother to Madison, Ryley, Blayke and Cole; loving daughter of Blanche; and the late Frank Burke and brothers, Doug (Lynne) and Peter (Sherri); loving sister-in-law to Julie Davis (Mike), Margaret; and adoring aunt and grandaunt to many nephews and nieces.
Visitation will be held on January 10, 2018 at Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville, from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. A Celebration of her Life will be held the following day, Thursday, January 11, 2018 at St. John's United Church, 262 Randall Street, Oakville at 11:00 a.m. with a reception following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House. Please visit the Book of Memories for Rosemary's life story, at http://www.wardfuneralhome.com
On Thursday, January 4, 2018, It is with great sadness and broken hearts that Elliot passed, at Princess Margaret Hospital surrounded by his loved ones.
Elliot Richmond, beloved husband of Lianne. Loving father of Sam, Brandon, and Kyle. Devoted son of Archie and Mitzi and the late Gloria Richmond. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Ellen and Izzy Isakow, Risa and Cyril Drabinsky, and Howard and Joanne Esakov. Son-in-law of Beulah and the late Noel Esakov. He will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews.
At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Interment Village Shul Section of McCowan Road Cemetery. Shiva 218 Old Forest Hill Road.
Memorial donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 416-946-6560, or to Israel Cancer Research Fund, 416-487-5246 or to Israel Guide Dog Centre for the Blind, 416-577-3600.
Herbert (Herb) Schutz died in Toronto on January 1, 2018 at age 80. He will be missed by his wife of 56 years, Dr. Alice Schutz; his brother, Dr. Hart Schutz; his children, Dr. Andrea Schutz (Daniel), Dr. Christopher Schutz; and his grandchildren, Kira Chisholm and Alexandra Chisholm. He is fondly remembered by his sister- and brother-in-law, Ingrid and Helmut Herrmann; and by his nieces and nephews, Stephen Schutz (Judy), Paula Heddle (Robert), Richard Herrmann, and Karla Herrmann. Herb came to Canada in 1951 from Germany, and graduated from Central Technical School, Toronto in 1956. He obtained his BA at the University of Toronto (1959), where he studied French, German, and Ancient, Near Eastern, and Modern History. He obtained his teaching qualifications at the Ontario College of Education, and taught at Jarvis Collegiate and Central Technical School as head of the French department and as assistant head of Moderns. After obtaining his MA (1965) and PhD (1968) from the University of Toronto, he taught at Brock University, St. Catharines, becoming Professor in 1983, and Professor Emeritus after his retirement (2003).
He contributed academically and professionally through presentations, publications, and reviews in 18th Century German Literature, Language, and Pedagogy. With C.R. Owen, he translated J. Fernau's Farewell to Genius and co-authored German a Practical Approach, which was later adapted to computerized language laboratory instruction. His main body of work comprised 10 volumes of Central European History from Pre-history to 1300. Research travel and photography for these works were supported by grants from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and from Brock University.
His service to the academy and teaching was extensive and varied. He served on several germane boards and committees relating to his pedagogical work. He was a founding member of the Ontario Association of Teachers' of German (OATG), and served many years as an executive member of the Ontario Modern Language Teachers Association (OMLTA), including as its president. He was a member and chair of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, Niagara Chapter.
At Brock University, he served ten years on Senate, and five terms as chairman of the department of Germanic and Slavic Studies/ Modern Languages and Literature. He helped establish the Trent- Brock Study Year in Freiburg Programme, and served 5 separate years as Resident Director. For his dedication, he was awarded two medals: the Medal of the Cities of Freiburg and Basel (1989) and the Medal and Citation of the University of Freiburg (1990) in recognition of his promotion of international understanding. Throughout his career, he was a believer in "the community of scholars", and supported colleagues and students aspiring to the professoriate. The family wish to thank all the staff at Kensington Hospice for their wonderful care and support.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., Toronto on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 3 p.m. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. For those who wish, donation may be made to the Kensington Hospice, http://www.kensingtonhealth.org
LOIS MARGARET ELIZABETH SCOTT nee Clifford
Passed away on December 31, 2017 at Markham Stouffville Hospital at the age of 89.
She was the wife of the late Robert W. Scott; the mother of Cathleen, the late Heather (Gary, Shirley) and Rob (Larkin); the grandmother of Philippe (Lisa), Sarah (Dallas) Kieran and Declan; and the great-grandmother of Ellie and Zoey. She was also the sister of Frances Brown and the late John; and the sister-in-law of Lorine and Harold Pepper. She is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main Street North (Markham Road), Markham followed by interment in the spring. Sincere thanks to the staff of the Sunrise Retirement Home and Markham Stouffville Hospital for their kindness and caring.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
JAMES R. SHAW
It is with great sadness that the family of James R. Shaw (Jim Shaw), former Chief Executive Officer of Shaw Communications Inc., announces his passing on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 after a brief illness. A leader and visionary who never stopped caring for others, Jim will be lovingly and forever remembered by his wife, Kathryn; his mother, Carol; his father, JR; his children, Haley (Fred), Parker (Megan), Kennedy; Kathryn's children, Monty, Katelyn, Carly; his mother-in-law, Janet; his sisters, Heather (Jim) and Julie (Terry); his brother, Brad (Michelle); as well as his many special nieces, nephews and friends, including his furry friend, Pepper.
Jim Shaw, who helped build Shaw Communications into one of Canada's largest telecommunications and media companies, was 60 years old at the time of his passing.
Jim was the Vice Chair and a Director of Shaw Communications, however, one of his proudest affiliations was his impactful giving to Shawnigan Lake School, the largest boarding school on Vancouver Island where Jim had attended in his teens, excelling in rugby, rowing and sculling, and would later go on to serve the School's board for 8 years. Jim never forgot the importance of those years at Shawnigan and the discipline it instilled in him. This was reflected in his creation of the Shaw Scholarships Program, providing opportunities for students to attend the school that would not otherwise be available to them and the gifting of the Jim and Kathryn Shaw Library. This was all part of Jim's pursuit of creating better Canadians.
In addition, Jim was Chairman of the Canadian Cable Television Association from 1996 to 2002, and served as a member of the Boards of Cancom, GT Group Telecom, Microcell, United Acquisition Corp and CableLabs. Jim was also a longstanding and active member of the Young Presidents Organization.
Jim was born in Sarnia, Ontario on July 29, 1957. Jim was the ever curious and always on the move first-born child of JR and Carol Shaw. Shortly after Jim was born, the family relocated to Edmonton, Alberta where JR founded Capital Cable Television Company Ltd., the predecessor to Shaw Communications Inc.
Jim started school in Edmonton before ultimately moving to Shawnigan Lake School during his high school years. After graduating, Jim transitioned from his fledgling tree farm company in Edmonton to working in his father's cable television business. Jim was initially concerned about reporting to his father, but he needn't have worried. As Jim would later chuckle, a guy who digs ditches and climbs poles doesn't report to the CEO. Jim learned the business from the ground-up, working in construction, service/installations and customer service before his first management position as System Manager in Victoria in 1986. Jim demonstrated tremendous leadership qualities and ascended to the role of Senior VP Operations in Shaw's corporate headquarters in Edmonton.
In 1998, JR passed the mantle to Jim "very willingly, with best wishes and love", in JR's words, and Jim became the CEO of Shaw Communications Inc. Under Jim's leadership, it was clear that Shaw was on a trajectory of growth having consolidated the industry through multiple acquisitions in Ontario, New Brunswick and the Western Provinces followed by: entry into the telephone business; industry leading growth in broadband; and eventually, entry into the media business with the acquisition of Canwest/Global.
In 2000 after one of Jim's famous handshakes over dinner, Jim's special relationship with Ted Rogers resulted in a deal to swap all of Shaw's assets in Eastern Canada for Rogers' assets in the West. This was the largest transaction of its kind in the history of the industry in Canada and provided both companies with new opportunities to expand and develop within their respective regions.
It was clear that JR showed immense wisdom and trust in passing the torch to Jim. Jim thrived in his leadership of Shaw and never disappointed. He was a maverick, unconventional and was loved and respected by those close to him and throughout the company. Jim was thorough and approached everything from all angles since, as he would often say, there are many ways to Sunday.
As many who had worked closely with Jim knew, Jim followed his dreams not rules. He was a fierce advocate for his customers and was passionate about doing right by them. Issues he wrestled with, like Fee for Carriage, The Canadian Programming Fund and Net Neutrality, were all driven by his advocacy for customers and at times resulted in him bumping heads with industry and regulatory leaders. In spite of this, Jim was fearless in his commitment to customers.
Jim has been described as Relentless, Creative, Courageous, Loyal, Thoughtful, Loving and extremely Giving. Jim cherished his many friends, but his heroes included Winston Churchill, his father JR and his mother Carol. Jim set high expectations for himself, sometimes to a fault. He always gave 100 percent of himself whether at work or play. However, Jim also enjoyed his quiet moments, spent looking over the lake or walking through his beautiful gardens in the Okanagan. This was time when he would gather his thoughts and relish his blessings. He had unconditional love for his family and freely expressed it.
From the early age of 10, Jim acquired a lifetime passion for fishing that he shared with his son, Parker and they spent many hours fishing together. Some of Jim's most special moments were also spent fishing off the coast of Florida on his boat with Kathryn. This is where they bonded and found love.
Jim respected and had a passion for art. This was reflected in the many beautiful paintings and works that were displayed with pride in their homes becoming a part of who he was. Jim's love for watches symbolized his appreciation for time.
Monday nights were special and were set aside for Jim and his very close friends to gather and watch his favourite NFL teams duke it out. This love of football was apparent for all to see as in Kelowna he flew the Buccaneers Jolly Roger from a flag pole mounted at the end of his dock.
Jim loved to feed the small birds that congregated in his lush gardens and nurtured the many flowers that grew in it.
Jim loved the Christmas season and especially his mother's Christmas cinnamon buns. The 40-foot tree stands as a testament of this outside the Shaw Building in Calgary.
Jim will always be remembered as a caring father, devoted husband, loving brother, loyal son and a true friend.
Jim will be deeply missed, but as with anyone that has made such achievements in life, the stories and memories of the person he was will never be forgotten.
Friends and family may celebrate Jim's life on Friday, January 12, 2018 at the Calgary Stampede Big Four Roadhouse, 1801 Big Four Trail in Calgary, Alberta, between 1-4 p.m. with the program starting at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, any donations or volunteer actions that support his charitable interests would continue to fulfill his hopes and vision for helping others. Jim was committed in his support of The Mustard Seed, The Food Bank and The Calgary Women's Shelter. "Let's continue to help Jim create better Canadians."
If Jim were writing this himself, he would say, "Enough about me...start the fireworks and Git Er Done!!!" Happy Trails Jim!
EDWARD R. STEPHENSON
Ted passed away peacefully on January 4, 2018 at the age of 84. Loving husband of 52 years to Jane; brother to John; dear father of Janet (Greg), Anne (Jeff) and Doug (Danielle); grandfather to Meghan, Jamie, Joe, Ted, Beatrice, Sophie and Catou; cherished uncle and friend to many.
Ted had a lifelong love of music and is fondly remembered by many as the pianist or guitarist at sing-alongs with friends and family, or at his many volunteer gigs at seniors' homes. Ted first attended and then taught for 32 years at UCC and it was a great joy to him to reconnect with "old boys."
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ted Stephenson Scholarship Fund at UCC or to Taylor Statten Camp Bursary Fund would be greatly appreciated. We send our appreciation to the staff at Belmont House, 5 West, and to Elvie for the wonderful care.
Visitation will held Thursday evening at Morley Bedford, 159 Eglinton Ave W, from 6 - 8 p.m. A service will be held at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St.Clair Avenue West, on Friday, January 12 at 11 a.m.
JOHN THOMAS TAYLOR
Passed peacefully at Lakeridge Health Centre as he welcomed in his 98th new year - surrounded by his loving children, David (Nancy), Katie (Neil), Joan and John (Sandra); and his devoted grandchildren, Robin, Jacquelin (Greg), Chris, Mike (Krissy), Taylor, Kevan, Liam, Reid, Lucas and Madeline. Jack was predeceased by his beloved wife, Adrienne; his beautiful son, Christopher; his twin siblings, Norma and Bill; and his "favourite" sister-in-law, Pat.
Jack was one of the greatest members of our country's "greatest generation". Born in 1920, he grew up an Irish Catholic teenager during the depression in Toronto. Like so many of his friends, he volunteered for the Canadian forces during World War II. Serving oversees until early 1946, he was a decorated soldier in the 8th and 30th Light AntiAircraft Regiments, ultimately rising to the rank of Captain. Jack was also an accomplished musician - playing the clarinet, the violin and the saxophone (and sometimes handling lead vocals) in a Toronto dance band. It was at an after hours house party - and a couple of drinks - that he met Adrienne (the evening's baby sitter) in 1952. Jack loved to tell the story of how he searched high and low for her in the steno pool at Bell Canada knowing only her first name. He eventually found her, they fell in love, married in 1953, had five children and lived happily ever after for 57 years until Adrienne's passing in 2010. Jack's business career started in his teens, with an impressive 200 household multi-branded paper route in the Riverdale area of Toronto.
After the war, he was quickly snapped up by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company where his legendary common sense and strong people skills saw him rise through the ranks, becoming Personnel Manager at Goodyear in New Toronto and eventually Personnel Manager and then Plant Manager at the special products plant in Bowmanville, Ontario. Jack was also a gifted athlete. Like so many young men, he was an avid hockey player, apparently qualifying to play for the Toronto Junior Marlies at age 15, but not able to follow through given the demands of his paper route! He took up tennis as well, and excelled at doubles - often entering the Canadian Open when it was held at the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club - and claiming to have once "taken a set" from Canada's Davis Cup team. In his adult life, Jack continued with his love for hockey, volunteering as a referee for the CYO in Oshawa and in tennis as a club doubles team member at both the Toronto Lawn and Oshawa Tennis Clubs. Jack was a man well loved throughout a life well lived. His gregarious personality, huge heart and fabulous sense of humour will be missed by all.
The family would like to extend its most sincere thanks to the incredible women who have cared for Jack (and Adrienne) for over a decade, including Ann, Mayla, Indra, Arlene, Cathy, Rohini and Ro, among others! The family would also like to thank the outstanding nursing staff on 6C at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Oshawa who ensured that Jack's final days were as peaceful and pleasant as possible.
Jack's family and friends will gather to celebrate his remarkable life at a future date. Anyone wishing to help honour Jack's life is encouraged to make a donation to SickKids Hospital, where his son Christopher was so well cared for so many years ago. Arrangements entrusted to Oshawa Funeral Home, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234). Online condolences may be made at http://www.oshawafuneralhome.com
EDITH LILLIAN WHITTAKER
Age 87, passed away peacefully, December 30, 2017. Born October 19, 1930 in a farmhouse in Malagash, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Edith's parents, Mitch and Lillian (Treen) Byers were building a home on the property next to their best friends Isabel and Nelson MacNeill. Edith liked to joke that she was born in the dining room of the MacNeill's. (The bedroom was renovated later and became the dining room). Edith had wonderful adventures growing up in Malagash and years later chose to come home with husband, Harry, and retire on the Sunrise Trail. Her favourite place to sit was in a comfy chair at the window with a view of the road and the bay where she kept an eye on everyone and everything.
A bright, beautiful child, Edith grew into an amazing artist, who loved to paint, mother, sister, friend, mentor, bridge and cribbage player; and more. The family left Malagash when Edith was in her early teens when her father got a job with the Research Council in Ottawa. Edith arrived at Lisgar Collegiate in Ottawa and made lifelong, fabulous friends. This is where her love of sports and skiing flourished. Here, she also met Donald Gordon Lyall and they married. Work took them to Winnipeg where a daughter was born and then to Ottawa where a son was delivered. Then life took them to Toronto to settle. Don was killed suddenly in a car crash in 1967. Edith was courageous when dealing with life's many twists and turns from bipolar disorder to phlebitis to suffering the loss of two stillborn children to alcohol dependence...the road of life seemed to journey mostly uphill. Edith then met and was married for 25 years to Harry Whittaker, Scottish born singer extraordinaire. Along with Harry came children, Harry Jr., Alison, Anne, Alan, and Sally. Plus her community of AA; a gift in her world. Edith's smile could light up a room and her feet loved to dance to the tunes of Elvis or tap to a downeast fiddler. Edith came to love sports whether it was the Ottawa Roughriders or the Blue Jays, she was a couch cheerleader and fan. Her dearest friend, Edie Leet was an angel to be with Edith often and at her bedside the last couple of days. Along with the kind staff at Willow Lodge, we thank them with all our hearts for their every day good humour and service.
Loving sister to Raymond (deceased May 21, 2017) and Joan Byers; Marjorie (Denis) Tinklin and their families. Treasured friend of Judi Langille, Phyllis (Dean) Birt and Gerry and (Carl) Long and many more. Edith leaves her children, Margot Pengelly (Axel Hussel), John Lyall, Harry Whittaker Jr., Alison Wright, Ann (Dan) Michielson, Alan Whittaker (Breda Murphy), Sally (Rob) Dingwall; grandchildren, Emily, Neil, Amanda, Alexandra, Andrew, Sara, Rob, Creed, Max, Jake, Alana, Conor, Richard, Liam, Sherrice, Rob and Julia, plus loving great-grandchildren, Kacey, Malcolm, Max, Leah, Emily and Rowan. Daughter, Alison composed a poem in memory: Hat boxes and half-slips, dresser clutter and gloves on a Sunday. You were a mystery to me. Singing and card games. Baking cakes and prayers at the table. You were a wonder to me. Garden flowers and car washes, lawn darts and riding bikes up a hill. You were a light to me. Memories flow and I recall. You were a mother to me.
A funeral service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Malagash United Church, Rev. Connie McNamara officiating. Memorial donations can be made to the Malagash United Church, Mouth and Foot Painting Artists or a charity of one's choice. arrangements have been entrusted to Coulter's Funeral Home, Tatamagouche. Online condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting the funeral home website at: http://www.mmcfunerals.com
We love you. May this new journey bring peace and great joy.
THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE GEORGE TUCKER WALSH
Justice Walsh passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital on December 28. He was 92.
Born in Toronto in 1925 to George Theophilus Walsh and Anna Ida Todd, Justice Walsh attended Forest Hill Collegiate. During the Second World War, he served as a member of the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve.
He graduated from Victoria College, University of Toronto with a BA and from Osgoode Hall Law School. Justice Walsh was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1950 and practiced law with his father until the latter was appointed to the Supreme Court of Ontario in 1958.
Justice Walsh was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1960 and continued to practice law, with an emphasis on family law.
In 1978, he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Ontario where he was immediately put in charge of The Family Law Division. At the time, spousal support was still called alimony and a woman's entitlement to it depended on English law as it existed before Confederation. All divorces had to be heard in court and trials lasted weeks. There was an enormous backlog of cases waiting to be heard.
Justice Walsh, together with Justice Gertrude Speigel, was in the forefront of the work to simplify, expedite and humanize family law. Gowns largely disappeared and litigants, lawyers and judges met informally. Discussions, offers and settlement began to occur as family law belatedly entered the 20th Century.
Known as the "dean" of the family law Bar, Justice Walsh's philosophy was resolution where possible; if not, timely adjudication. His objective was to reduce the cost of resolving family differences and issues, including the direct cost to the litigant and the indirect cost to the taxpayer, all of which had to be done without in any way reducing the quality or calibre of justice and the availability and timeliness of justice in the community.
In his honour, the country's first family law moot competition, the Walsh Family Law Moot, was held in Toronto in 2013. The Law Times said: "It is only fitting that the moot is named after former justice George Walsh, a pioneer in family law. Walsh was the leader of the family law division of the Toronto region's Superior Court of Justice and very involved in family law reform and alternative dispute resolution. He developed a team approach to adjudicating family law cases that was the envy of every other jurisdiction. For example, he was a pioneer in early case management. He also helped establish the first mediation service at the Superior Court of Justice. It is only apt, then, that the establishment of a moot to try to encourage law students to choose family law would acknowledge Walsh's work."
His love of law was surpassed only by his love for his wife of 67 years Mary (nee Neelands). Along with his wife, he is survived by his brother, Ronald; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. His family, friends and former colleagues will miss his wit, humour, wisdom and compassion. A service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
BARBARA ISABEL WILSON
(nee Rennie) RN (retired) 1930 - 2017
On December 22, 2017 in Toronto, Barbara passed away peacefully with her children by her side. She is lovingly survived by her seven children, Richard (Catherine), Mary (Lynn), Jennifer, Iain (Vicki), Bruce (Ella), Barbara (Alan), Erik (Meredith); eight grandchildren; brother-in-law, Bill (Mary); and nieces. Predeceased by her husband, Richard (October 2016); and her only sister, Joan Gourlay (February 2016). Blessed with a circle of longtime friends, her loss will be felt by all who knew her.
A Memorial Service and reception will be held on Thursday, February 15 at Grace Church On-The-Hill, Toronto at 1 p.m. If desired, donations to Grace Church Food Bank or National Ballet of Canada Share the Magic Program. Memories may be forwarded through http://www.morleybedford.ca
Sylvia Winsor died in Toronto on December 26, 2017 at age 90. She was an extraordinary woman who lived an extraordinary life. She faced many challenges but overcame them all with resilience, strength, wisdom and a consistently positive approach. She treasured her family, friends and literature.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harry, whom she had met and married in Rome in 1952. They then moved to Newfoundland. In 1964, they moved to Barbados, where Sylvia resumed her formal education, at the University of the West Indies, earning an honours degree in English and History. They returned to Rome in 1968, where they lived until Harry's retirement from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, moving to Toronto in 1980 to be close to their children.
Throughout her life, wherever she lived, Sylvia formed strong and lifelong friendships. She created a home filled with music, art and literature, passing her love of the arts on to her children. She especially loved poetry, in particular the poems of Thomas Hardy and Eddie Baugh. In her creative way, Sylvia knew how to make Christmas joyous and magical for her children. She is survived by her children, Rod (Julie Thorburn), Terry (Megan Clifford) and Barbara (Reno Piccini); her grandchildren, Emily and Alexander Thorburn-Winsor, Stephen, Robyn and Christopher Winsor, and David and Sarah Piccini; and her brother, Gabriel. She was predeceased by her brother, Anatole.
The family would like to thank her caregivers in her last months for their compassion and kindness and Jennifer Cunningham for her many years of gentle and thoughtful care and companionship. A family service will be held at a later date.
Peacefully, at her home in Montreal, on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at the age of one hundred and five, after a long and satisfying life.
Devoted wife of the late Dr. Miles (Mike) Wisenthal; beloved mother and mother-in-law of Jonathan and Christine, David and Brenda; cherished grandmother of Stephen and Jenny, Rosalind and Matt, Lucas and Gemma, and Joshua; proud great-grandmother of Theo, Archie, Amanda and Duncan; sister of the late Lewis Rosenbloom and the late William Rosenbloom. Dorothy will be deeply missed by her nieces, nephews, family, and all who knew and loved her.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Dorothy's caregivers, Sarah Nakitwo, Rosemary Omavwaye, Nancy Corrolanne and Carol Baptiste, who looked after her so well in her last years.
Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., Montreal, on Friday, January 5 at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom Congregation Section, Mount Royal Cemetery, 1297 ch. de la Foret, Outremont.
November 20, 1928 -January 6, 2010
Its been eight long years and not a day goes by that we do not either think of you, or have a sweet memory. We find comfort in knowing that your "little furry friend" is now with you. We miss you, and love you!
Glo, and Jacqueline