Saturday, April 21, 2018
DAVID IAN WILLIAM BRAIDE
David Braide died on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Lady Minto Hospital in Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. In his 91st year, he took to the road in his beloved 1994 Subaru SVX, had a heart attack while underway, made it home, and was then transported to the hospital where he died with his wife, Joan, at his side. While he wasn't ready to leave this earth, it is doubtful he could have scripted a better end.
David was born on February 23, 1928, in Liverpool, England (mother, Laura Davida Braide, nee Ker) where his father, Reginald William Braide, was posted with the British Army. In 1933, his father's regiment transferred to India and David spent the next six years at St. Piran's School in England.
After joining his parents in India he, his sister, mother and governess left at the outbreak of the Second World War, and the family relocated to Victoria to live with his mother's relations. David was educated at University School in Victoria, BC, Trinity College School in Port Hope, ON and the University of British Columbia, and received a Master of Arts in Economics at the University of Toronto. During his time at U of T, he met Janet Harbron, who would become his wife, until her death in 1987. David was a gifted student and had a lifelong love of economics and world affairs. He liked to tell the story about the time he took sticky tape and a razor blade into a microeconomics exam to construct a pop-up demand curve in the exam booklet.
David had been preparing himself for a career in the diplomatic service but having graduated at 20, didn't make the age minimum. He accepted what he thought would be a brief posting with Canadian Industries Limited (CIL).
That brief posting turned into a 36-year career with CIL culminating in his retirement in 1985 as Vice-Chairman. David took on increasingly senior roles in Montreal, New York and Toronto, including Vice-President of ICI North America Ltd., and made significant contributions to Canada's international business standing as Chair of the Task Force on Canada-U.S. Trade Policy, Chairman of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the Institute for International Peace and Security and on the Executive Committee of the Canadian-American Committee. While David advanced in his career, Janet obtained a Master of Fine Arts degree and became a successful curator, author and lecturer on Canadian art history. They travelled extensively, often as part of Janet's art history research, or repaired to the family country place on the St. Lawrence River near Iroquois where David kept a wildly overproductive vegetable garden that no doubt benefited from the output of CIL's agricultural chemicals laboratories. David was a lifelong maker and fixer of things and would rather have repaired something five times than replace it. He was a talented woodworker and made several pieces of furniture, the first family TV and hi-fi units that are now family treasures.
David retired from CIL to lead the Niagara Institute in Niagara-On-The Lake where his devoted Schnauzer, Heidi, was a constant companion.
As important to David as his professional career, was his lifelong dedication to volunteer leadership and contributing to the communities in which he lived. In board roles that included The Montreal and Westmount YMCAs, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, The Canadian Equestrian Team, The Lady Minto Hospital Foundation and Meadowbrook Seniors Residence in Ganges, David was known as a compassionate and principled leader who tended not to draw attention to himself but rather to help others shine. He was an early advocate for the advancement of women into leadership at CIL and a dogged supporter of Canadian art through growing the CIL art collection. These principles of giving back to the community live on in his children who have all made significant commitments to volunteer leadership in their professional lives.
In 1989, David met Joan Farlinger on an Art Gallery of Ontario trip to Thailand and Bali, and soon they were building a life together that included shared loves of travel, music, tennis and equestrian sport. In 1996, they de-camped from Toronto to Salt Spring Island where they built a classic West Coast house perched on the rocky Pacific shore. For David, it was a welcome return to the West and the chance to be closer to his sister, Penny, and the Ker, Hibbard, and Helmcken families.
David was a private man who enjoyed the peaceful quietude of his home life. Since purchasing the first Macintosh in 1984, he was a dedicated Apple enthusiast and always had the latest gear. As Chief Technology Officer of the household - and to some degree the family - he had an active presence on Apple forums and chats and was a willing tech trouble-shooter for anyone who would ask (and even some who didn't).
One of David's greatest pleasures was making (and consuming) his own marmalade, which he did for longer than anyone can remember. Even after decades of perfecting his recipe he still had the occasional disaster batch which was generally attributed to a bad season for oranges or the damp weather. He railed against the annual injustice of the Salt Spring Island Fall Fair. His marmalades never won ribbons and - to his dismay - were routinely disqualified for being "too chunky."
David was a voracious news reader and stayed in close touch with world affairs and contemporary economics. At 90, he still had a powerful mind and was eager to debate big questions about the future, frustrated that he wouldn't be around to "see how it all works out."
While age did not erode his faculties, it did soften his soul. Anyone lucky enough to know David in his later years will know he became a peacemaking and affectionate man who was deeply moved by the love and support of his family and friends. He persevered through innumerable health challenges with great stoicism and never took his eye off the possibilities for the future.
His plan for the coming summer was to do some body work on the Subaru to get her looking herself again.
David is survived by his second wife, Joan Aileen Farlinger; son, Robbie David Braide of Montreal (Marie Saint-Amour); daughters, Martha Janet Braide of Zurich, CH and Mary Jane Davida Braide of Toronto (John Hanna); stepdaughter, Margot Witthun of Dartmouth; step-son, Stephen Molz of Toronto; grandchildren, Vicki Braide, Ian Braide, Laurent Crevier, Jason Kurth, Kennedy McKee-Braide, Katie Burchert and Zach Witthun; sisters-in-law, Florence Kristjanson (nee Harbron) and Lillian Dyson-Babcock (nee Harbron); nephew, Mark Teare of Calgary (Irene deBruin) and their children, Hugo and Emily; niece, Alexandra Teare of Nanaimo; and brother-in-law, Peter Farlinger.
David was predeceased by his first wife, Janet Grace Mills Braide (nee Harbron, 1987); his sister, Penelope Ann Teare (nee Braide, 1998); and brother-in-law, John Harbron (2015).
A gathering for family and close friends will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 in the Veranda Room at Hastings House, in Ganges.
Those who cannot attend are asked to remember David in their own way. He would probably suggest that in lieu of flowers or donations, each of you back up your hard drives, update your security software, and change your passwords.
CONSTANCE CONACHER November 25, 1930 - April 15, 2018
Her brave optimism, her gracious love, her wonderful energy and brilliant mind. All with a sense of humour, joy, and awe of life. A Spring of Light.
Strong Con, a beautiful soul who danced on this earth will be remembered lovingly and missed dearly.
Connie passed away swiftly and peacefully in her sleep. She was still running her own organizing business at 87! After her formative education at Havergal she had many careers over the years at Nursery Schools, Simpsons, Windsor Jewels, and her Dynamites store in Yorkville to name a few.
Mom was avant-garde even for the seventies, bringing art and dance to public schools with Prologue to the Performing Arts and in the eighties on the President's Council committee for the Canadian Opera Company.
The eldest child of the late Lionel Pretoria Conacher and Dorothy Kennedy of Toronto. Survived by her sister, Deanne (the late Evan Leuty); and brother, Brian (Susan Davis). Sister to the late Lionel K. Conacher (Judi Wilson) and the late David Conacher (Donna Taylor).
'Aunt Connie' to extended family and many friends. Cherished wife of the late John Murphy. Wonderful Mother to her daughter, Caroline Murphy; and her son, the late Geoffrey Murphy. Loving Nana to the late Connor Murphy Woods.
Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life service on Saturday, May 12 at 2 p.m. held at the Mount Pleasant Visitation Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Rd. The family welcomes you to the reception following the service.
Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through http://www.etouch.ca.
MARY LEA KENLY BELL January 22, 1932 - April 9, 2018
It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Mary Lea Kenly Bell. Born in Toronto to the late Jocelyn (Lea) and Robert Douglas Kenly. Mary Lea graduated from the Bishop Strachan School, Toronto, and from the School of Nursing at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, and the Montreal Neurological Institute. She had a challenging and interesting career in nursing clinical care, teaching, and administration at The Hospital for Sick Children and the Toronto General Hospital. In 1989, she married the love of her life, Ken Bell, and they moved to Gibsons Landing, BC, where they lived happily for many years.
She was predeceased by Ken in 2000; and leaves her sister, Judith Kenly; step- daughters, Karen Zacha and Susan Amon; as well as grandchildren, Andrew, Caitlin, and Chase Zacha and Mathew and Blake Amon.
Heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Sechelt Hospital including those who provided medical assistance in dying, (MAID).
ROBERT WALTER CADMAN January 23, 1929 - April 17, 2018
Robert "Bob" Cadman, 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones, in Kingston, Ontario, a few days following a stroke that ended an otherwise healthy and fulfilling life. Beloved husband of Katharine "Kathy" Silver for 60 years. Loving father and (father-in-law) to Janet (Martin Chartrand) and Richard (Laurie Ross). Proud grandfather to Sarah and Robert. Bob will be greatly missed by his immediate family, including brother-in-law, William "Bill" Silver, as well as his many nieces, nephews, former CBC colleagues and duplicate bridge partners with whom he shared his life.
Bob attended the University of New Brunswick on a prestigious Lord Beaverbrook scholarship, and graduated with a B.A. degree in 1950. He had a 40-year career at the CBC and Radio Canada International as a producer and broadcaster in Halifax and Montreal. Bob was well known in Montreal as the quizmaster of the popular CBC TV show "Reach For the Top" for nearly 20 years.
For a generation of high school students, Bob represented the importance of getting a good education and "knowing your stuff."
Throughout his long life, Bob displayed a willingness to learn new things, always searching for more insight into our vast, complicated and beautiful universe, as expressed by such notable scientists as Stephen Hawking, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Paul Davies. Bob was an avid "indoorsman" and could always be found with a good science book in his hands.
The family would like to extend its thanks to the staff at Trillium Care Community.
A celebration of Bob's life is planned for later this year in Kingston.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in his name to the Kingston Humane Society (http://www.kingstonhumanesociety.ca) or a charity of your choosing.
Share your memories and condolences at: http://www.cataraquicemetery.ca.
HAROLD RICHARD DENHAM P.ENG. "Rich"
On Thursday, April 19, 2018, Rich passed away quietly and peacefully, after complications from cardiovascular surgery.
Rich is proud to have spent 50 wonderful and enriching years with his wife and partner, Donna (Jarvis); with whom they raised four children, Adrienne (Simon), Michael (Chantelle), Tara (Scott), and Rebecca. Through these children, four energetic and thriving grandsons, Seth, Colton, Bryn, and Taylem, are left with loving memories.
Rich and his family pride themselves on his dedication and strong moral ethics that guided his outstanding career as a leader in civil and humanitarian engineering, and a trail blazing feminist. Rich cultivated and fostered a career that took him and his ideals from being the Commissioner of Environmental Services RMOC, to the war-torn mountains of Rwanda and Turkey with Médecins sans Frontières, and to many other countries and continents in between.
The passion for his career was matched by his community and volunteer work (recognized by The Canadian Society of Engineers with the Humanitarian Award). He loved fishing, skiing, cooking, playing his guitar, playing with his grandsons, and performing all manner of home renovations.
Rich is survived by his brother, Paul (Gail); and sister, Laurie (Nad). Rich was larger than life, impacted everyone he met, and lived and loved to the extreme.
A celebration of life is being planned for early summer.
Donations are encouraged to Médecins sans Frontières.
WILLIAM MARSHALL DODDS
Passed away peacefully at home, with his family on April 17, 2018. Beloved husband of Diane, enjoying 58 years of marriage. Loving father of Michael, Sharon, and Catherine. Proud grandfather of Zackary. He will be greatly missed by his surviving family members.
Bill's wishes were to be cremated and a private family service will take place at a later date. Online condolences may be made at http://www.dixongarland.com.
MARY HILDA DICKSON (nee Healey) May 25, 1920 - April 19, 2018
It is with great sadness for our loss, but incredible gratitude for the time we had together, that we announce the peaceful passing of our family's matriarch, Hilda Dickson, in her 98th year. Profoundly missed by her daughters, Catherine Crigger and Christine Barnes; grandchildren, Ryan Barnes (Catherine), Kevin Crigger (Ethan), Karen Szwedo (Mathew) and Bradley Barnes (Jordan); great-grandchildren, Audrey, Andrew, and baby Sebastian; many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Predeceased by her husband, Robert and daughter, Colleen, we take great comfort in knowing they have been reunited at last.
Hilda lived an exemplary life and has left her family with a wonderful legacy.
She had a lifelong passion for learning, and instilled in those around her its great importance. Whether it be hours of reading with her grandchildren, continually drilling them on their multiplication tables, or many late nights working together on school projects, Hilda's grandchildren always had a constant support in their corner, pushing them on to succeed. She instilled in her children and grandchildren a strong work ethic, the importance of family, and strength of faith.
An insightful, tenacious, and deeply religious person, Hilda took great comfort throughout the trials and tribulations of life in her Catholic faith.
Predeceased by her parents, husband, daughter, 11 brothers and many family members and friends. Hilda experienced the ups and downs of life, but was always steadfast in her faith.
From her school days at St. Clare's and St. Joe's Wellesley, through to her work days at Toronto City Hall, and her many years in Etobicoke, Hilda made deep and lasting friendships wherever she went. She travelled extensively with "the girls", many of whom she was friends with her whole life long.
Since her birth in 1920, Hilda has seen a world of incredible change, having lived through the Great Depression, World War II, and numerous social and political conflicts. She saw a world of immense progress, having lived through 20 Prime Ministers, 9 Popes, and 4 British Monarchs.
Hilda sought to live life for as long as she could, and showed the same tenacity in death, as she did in life. The family would like to thank Dr. L. Mavrogiannis and Dr. R. Mah for their dedication and compassionate care; the staff of Dorothy Ley and The Westbury; Lori Parfenuik, Maureen Curtis, Father Ed Curtis, Joanne Cronin, Gordana Karan, Eva; and her incredible caregivers, Feli, Sally, Melanie, Bless and Claire for their support over the years.
Friends will be received at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, on Sunday, April 22nd from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Clement Catholic Church, 409 Markland Drive in Etobicoke, on Monday, April 23rd at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery, 305 Erskine Avenue and a reception at The Granite Club, 2350 Bayview Avenue immediately following.
Donations may be made in Hilda's memory to The Dorothy Ley Hospice.
SEYYED ALI EZZEDDIN MD, FRCP(C) 1936 - 2018
Dr. Ali Ezzeddin passed away peacefully and surrounded by his loving family on April 15, 2018.
Ali was born in Tehran, Iran to Seyyed Esmaiel Ezzeddin Zandjani and Sakineh Aghajan; and was brother to Nejat, Hassan, Fakhri, Akhtar, Reza, Javad, Parvin, and Nahid. Ali attended the University of Tehran and moved to North America in 1961 as a medical intern. He studied in New York, Philadelphia, and Winnipeg to gain his specialty recognition in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Ali met and married Dr. Lois Stayura while working at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.
They later settled in British Columbia, where Ali established his practice in New Westminster, consulting at Royal Columbian, Surrey Memorial, Eagle Ridge and St. Mary's hospitals. After 45 years as residents of Delta, BC, Ali and Lois moved to Ottawa to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
Ali was recognized by his medical peers as a curious and extremely thorough physician, who loved taking on the most challenging cases. He cared deeply about the well-being of his patients and gave generously of his time, listening carefully to each person's story in consultations that could last for hours. His goal was always to provide the best care possible, no matter how long it took.
Ali was a gentle and loving father, who instilled in his children a love of learning and taught them to value kindness, education and service to others. He is survived by his wife, Lois Ezzeddin; his three children, Ross (Stephanie Tanton), Paul (Becky Clar), and Claire (Davide Cargnello); and four wonderful grandsons, Graydon, Jack, Andrew, and Luke.
Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Doctors Without Borders. An online memorial is available at http://www.beechwoodottawa.ca.
BERNARD CHARLES GRYBOWSKI January 2, 1948 - April 19, 2018
Devoted partner to Brenda Clarke, beloved father to Carly, Charles, and Lisa, Bernie passed away April 19th in his 70th year. He was an exuberant man, surviving two massive strokes a few years ago, and unfortunately passed away from complications.
Bernie was a charismatic individual always receiving the utmost respect from his peers.
He was a star athlete and scholar, played starting quarterback for the University of Toronto while completing his undergrad degree in business. He later completed his Masters in Business Finance at the University of Western.
Toronto born and raised, he created a successful career for himself in Venture Capital on Bay Street. He had tireless work ethic and a knack for finance always aiming for perfection.
Bernie was held in high regard by his colleagues, truly a remarkable business man of his time. He devoted his life to his career and family and will invariably be remembered for his accomplishments.
Bernie was the type of man that lit up the room. He was the life of the party, and always the center of conversation. He had a Zest for life. Brenda and him enjoyed many years of travelling and celebration, he truly loved her with all his heart. They were each other's everything, a true love story.
Muskoka was his favourite place to relax, the cottage will always be where his heart is. He enjoyed early morning slalom skies and barefooting. He was the official ski coach on 3 mile lake, teaching generations including his own children how to water ski. His Mastercraft was his prized possession and everyone on the lake would always see his boat first out in the morning. He had many friends on the lake, Brenda and him, relished in entertaining, throwing karaoke parties that went well into the night. He made many lifelong friends through all stages of his life, he treasured these friendships, may he always be remembered.
In memory of Bernie there will be a celebration of life held in early June. If anyone feels inclined to make a donation, please donate to the Trillium Health Partners.
The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers during this emotional time. Condolences, photographs and memories can be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARIANNE HARRIS (nee Syk)
Passed away peacefully on April 15, 2018 surrounded by her family at age 97, a fighter to the end.
Beautiful lady, devoted mother and best friend.
Survived by daughter, Madeleine (Ed Callway); granddaughter, Claire (Mitch Risman); and nephews, Staffan (Inger), Peter (Nina) and Ingvar Syk (Gisela).
Predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Daniel Harris; son, Michael Harris; and brother, Robert Syk (Ingrid).
The family thanks the staff of Kensington Gardens for their love and excellent care.
A celebration of Marianne's life will be held Sunday, April 29th, 2-4 p.m. at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West. No flowers. Donations to Toronto Humane Society (torontohumanesociety.com) or Ontario SPCA (ontariospca.ca)
BARBARA OWEN HILL (née Crassweller)
Died peacefully, April 14, 2018, aged 97. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Bob; and her brother, Peter. Dear mother of Sally (Gérard) and Martha (Jan).
Grandmother of Alex (Trisha), Geoffrey (Julia), Stephanie (Jeff), and Nicky. Great-grandmother of Elyssa and Maxwell.
Graduate of the University of Toronto. Served in the Canadian Women's Army Corps rising to Captain. Prodigious volunteer with the Junior League of Toronto and the Royal Ontario Museum.
Passionate bridge player and solver of cryptic crosswords until short weeks before her death.
Tennis player at the B&R until almost 90. Friend to so many.
The family sincerely thanks her community at the Russell Hill Retirement Residence, and the wonderful staff at Mount Sinai and Bridgepoint palliative care.
Cremation has taken place.
The family will receive friends at Morley Bedford Funeral Services, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, on Sunday, April 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with remembrances at 12:00 p.m.
Extra parking on side streets.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory to ShelterBox Canada, 159 Jane Street, M6S 3Y8, http://www.shelterboxcanada.org, or your favourite charity would be appreciated.
MARY LOUISE HUBER (nee Shelley)
Of North Vancouver, died peacefully at age 97 on March 23, 2018. Mary was born in Kitchener Ontario in 1920, and was married to Dr. Grant Huber, an engineering professor, for 67 years.
Her sons, David of Hillside, Colorado (Cynthia), Chris (Kedy), and Alan (Ngaio); along with grandchildren, Jasmine, Jeremy, Jason, and Ella, all of Vancouver, will miss her.
Memorial donations may be made to the Dr Paul Sugar Foundation (https://www.paulsugarfoundation.
com/) or the MS Society of Canada (https://mssociety.ca/).
JAMES KEITH JOHNSON "J .K . "
Born in Sydenham Township, Ontario in 1930, James Keith Johnson died suddenly on April 13, 2018. The son of George Milford and Mary Louise Johnson, both of Sydenham Township; he was predeceased by his sister, Marjorie Woodhouse; and his brother, Tom.
Keith was the partner, husband, and best friend of Dr. Jill Vickers for 49 years; loving father of Mary and Elizabeth "Bobby" Johnson, Michael Vickers and Matthew Johnson; and affectionate "Grampa" of Alec, Calum, Leo, and Miles. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Marjorie; nieces, Nancy, and Marilyn Plaumann, and nephews, Russell and David Johnson; nephew, Peter Woodhouse and nieces, Kathryn Taylor, Barbara Fawcett, and Margaret Hamilton.
Keith studied history at the University of Toronto, graduating from Victoria College with the Class of 5T3. He worked for the Public Archives of Canada and then taught in Carleton University's Department of History, specializing in Upper Canadian history. Retiring from teaching in 1995 as Emeritus Professor, he continued his research and writing right up until the day he died.
Keith was honoured with many academic awards including the Canadian Silver Jubilee Medal and the Ontario Historical Society's Cruikshank Gold Medal. His contributions to Canadian history include editing the Canadian Directory of Parliament and Affectionately Yours: The Letters of Sir John A. Macdonald and his Family and his books Becoming Prominent: Regional Leadership in Upper Canada and In Duty Bound: Men, Women and the State in Upper Canada.
Keith was known for his wry humour and for his gentleness, kindness, generosity, and humility. He was an enthusiastic supporter of all things Canadian, a longtime Toronto Argonauts fan, and an ardent and knowledgeable classical music lover. His daily pleasures included Jeopardy! and the Globe's Cryptic crossword.
A scholarship will be established in his name, to be awarded to Carleton University students studying Upper Canadian history. To send messages of condolence, receive details about the memorial, or find out how to donate to the scholarship fund, please email email@example.com.
On Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Hill House Hospice, Shari Kolker passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with Melanoma Cancer. Beloved wife of Stephen Flomen. Devoted daughter of Sam and Freda Kolker. Dear sister and sister in law of Lori Kolker, Pamela Kolker and Jason Praw, Lana Lewin, Avrum and Andrea Flomen.
Loving stepmother of Natalie and Jaclyn Flomen. Loving aunt of Jonathan, and Matthew Praw, Zachary Kolker, Celia, Daniel and Raquel Lewin, Hayley, Cody, and Shelby Flomen. Throughout her health battle she never lost her spark. Everyone who met her knows what a bright light she was on this earth. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.
Intermemt in the Adath Israel section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva visits at 171 Coltrane Drive, Thornhill.
Memorial donations may be made to Ride To Conquer Cancer c/o http://www.conquer cancer.ca/site/TR/Ride/ Toronto2018?px=3680655&pg= personal&fr_id=1641, or Hill House Hospice 905-737-9308, http://hillhousehospice.com/ donate/.
On Thursday, April 19, 2018 at her home. Beloved wife of Norman Lean. Loving mother and motherin-law of Marc and Alison Lean, Rob Lean and Andrea Lisus, John and Lucy Lean. Devoted Bubi of Nathan and Nicole, Naomi, Gabriel, William, and Hannah. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. Interment Pride of Israel Section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 6 Carluke Crescent.
Memorial donations may be made to the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation, 416-480-4483.
JEAN MACPHERSON MCCONNELL (nee MacKay) August 1, 1918 - March 21, 2018
It is with great sadness that Jean's family announces the death of their remarkable mother, motherin-law, grandmother, and great grandmother in her sleep on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at Port Alberni, British Columbia.
She was born in Brandon, Manitoba in 1918. Preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Frederick Lorne McConnell (ret'd Captain, Canadian Army Medical Corps WWII); her parents, Dr. James Roy MacKay and Violet Mary MacKay (nee Macpherson); her brother, Dr. Ritchie MacKay; and sister, Margaret (Peggy) Fitzgerald; Jean was survived by her brother, Dr. John MacKay (USA); and her four children, Sandra Martin (Gerald), James McConnell, Janet Calcaterra (Frank), and Maryann McConnell; her nine grandchildren, Erica Austrums (Tim), Christine BenMeir (Gadi), Dr. Yarrow McConnell, Nikoline Calcaterra, Kieran McConnell (Katie), Campbell McConnell, Katie Calcaterra, Amelie Morin (Malcolm) and Matthieu McConnell; her eight great-grandchildren, Emily Austrums, Jonathan BenMeir, Abigail BenMeir, Elizabeth Austrums, Elianna Austrums, Michael BenMeir, Tyson McConnell and Luca Dewell.
Jean grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, attended the University of Saskatchewan, graduating with a B.A. in 1938.
She taught high school in both Lloydminster and Regina returning to Saskatoon in 1943 when she married. She remained in Saskatoon through the war and until after the birth of Maryann, her fourth child. She, her husband and children spent a year and a half in Montreal where he studied for his Neurosurgery Degree at the Montreal Neurological Institute under Dr. Wilder Penfield.
In 1954, Jean moved to Toronto (Etobicoke) where she resumed her teaching career at Royal York Road Collegiate in business education. She then moved to Scarborough where she taught at W. A. Porter Collegiate and Winston Churchill Collegiate where she was named the head of the Commercial Department.
Subsequently, this extraordinary woman became the Vice-Principal at Bendale Vocational School, the first woman in Ontario to be appointed to such a position.
Following that, she joined the Ministry of Education in Ontario and rose through positions on the Niagara Peninsula and then back to Toronto in the Curriculum Department, finally retiring at age 62. During her professional career, she also co-authored with William Darnell, a typing textbook and a bookkeeping textbook, published by McGraw Hill and used for many years in Canadian schools.
She was active in professional educational organizations and served as President of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation.
After retirement, Jean lived in Parry Sound, Ontario where she served on the Board of the "Festival of the Sound". Later she moved to North Bay, Ontario where she belonged to the CFUW, the Probis Club, volunteered at the hospital and served on its Board.
In 1998 she moved to Vancouver Island, BC where she continued with her volunteer work and was active in the South Island Division of the Retired Teachers of Ontario.
Jean was loved and respected by all who knew her; family, friends, colleagues and ultimately her caregivers. She was outwardly focused, loved to read, travel and spent a lot of time visiting and helping her children and grandchildren. She was a constant source of encouragement and hope to those around her, believing strongly in education, hard work and giving of her time and resources. She was an avid gardener and a brilliant hostess, both of which brought her great joy. She kept in touch with her far flung family, east coast, west coast, United States etc.
by travelling to be with them all and relishing family reunions and get-togethers.
She died four months short of her 100th birthday. We feel so blessed to have had her with us for so long and will cherish our memories. God Bless you Jean, Mother and Grandma Jean.
Services have been held.
Please send any donations in her memory to Echo Village Foundation, 4200 10th Ave. Port Alberni, BC V9Y 4X3.
HUGH DESMOND MULLIN October 30, 1944 - April 17, 2018
Passed away (most unwillingly) of cancer in Mississauga, Ontario. Son of Francis Elmore and Margaret MacMillan (Trueman) Mullin. Husband of Xiaoli Wang; brother of Geoffrey (Ann), John (Susan), Christopher (Sandie) and Sally (Kevin Murphy). Proud uncle of Jennifer, Robert, Christopher, Gillian, Peter, Drew, Laura, Patrick, Peter, Stuart, and Katie. And, great-uncle to many grandnieces and nephews.
The family is grateful for the long standing support of Jim and Trish Gordon, who have been yeomen in their attention to Des and Xiaoli, particularly these last few months.
Desmond was a graduate of Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute and one of the last students to article under the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (I.C.A.O) five year programme. In the 1970s, Desmond formed his own chartered accountancy practice in Milton, Ontario, where he practiced both accounting and golf for over forty years.
In lieu of flowers, get thee to the links and have a great round of golf. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Bye, bye brother
BRUCE MCDOUGALL January 2, 1930 - April 15, 2018
Father to Janice (Gervais Goodman) of Millarville, Alberta, Craig (Lynn) of Toronto; and grandchildren, Kim, Blair, Erin and Grant McDougall. Predeceased in 2013 by his loving wife of 59 years, Beth McDougall; his daughter, Cynthia; siblings, Lorna (Ness), Wanda (Harris), Keith, and Joyce (Bill and Sue Amos); and niece, Susan Ness Anderson (Ross).
Bruce was a dear uncle to Judy Ness, Arlene Harris-Tanner, Greg, Ian, and Eric Amos, Rick, Bill and Diane Henwood (Plitz); and greatuncle to David Anderson, and Katherine and James Scrivener.
Born in Toronto, Bruce made lifelong friends and stayed close to his fellow Upper Canada College and University of Western Ontario classmates. He valued the friendly competition and support of his skeet shooting buddies at the Uxbridge Shooting Club, and was a longtime member of the Granite and Caledon Mountain Trout Clubs.
Bruce enjoyed a long and successful career with Shell Canada. Upon retirement from Shell he was Assistant VP of Administration at the University of Toronto. He spent many years volunteering his business and financial skills as a CA with the Access Centre, Meals on Wheels, Living and Learning in Retirement, and other charitable organizations.
He enjoyed his apartment at Living Life on the Avenue, and made several good friends, including his special companion Eleanor Siegel, with whom he enjoyed travel to the cottage, Alberta and Florida, and many family gatherings.
The family wishes to thank the staff at LLoA; Dr. Sibai's excellent team and the caring staff in the blood transfusion unit at Princess Margaret Hospital; staff and services of LHIN, including the stellar palliative team; staff at Sunnybrook and Toronto General Hospitals; his neighbours in Toronto and at the cottage; the many people behind the scenes who made things "happen;" and his caregivers Junite, Maxine and Osa for their kindness, humour, caring and compassion.
A reception in Bruce's memory will be held later this spring. If you are so moved, please donate to your favourite charity, or become a blood donor. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
LAURIE J. MCPHAIL RN
Peacefully in Ottawa on Thursday April 12, 2018 in her 81st year.
After a career in nursing, her life was spent nurturing her husband (Neil, d. 2006), children (Ian, Kate), grandchildren (Alex, Adam, Michael, Ian), extended family, and friends. She loved books, music, theatre, art, travel, skiing, and time at the cottage with family and friends.
All comers received a warm welcome and delicious cookies.
Kind, elegant, loving and wise, she will be dearly missed.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.
F. DONALD MCPHUN
Dad was born January 31, 1924, and passed away peacefully on April 12, 2018, surrounded by his family. Loving husband of Nan McPhun for 68 years; and father to Catherine McPhun Beatty (Stuart Wason) and Lyndy McPhun (Anne Green). Adored Papa to Caitlin Beatty (Peter Stewart) and Daniel Beatty. Predeceased by his sister, Mary Elizabeth McPhun, 2011.
Following his training and serving with the RCAF, Dad began his career with Imperial Oil, and moved to the financial sector where he worked for Nesbitt Thomson as a greatly admired and respected stockbroker for over 40 years. He was well known for his integrity and business acumen and helped many people achieve their financial security and dreams. He also served as a mentor to many in the industry.
He was an avid fly fisherman and founding member of the Cuckoo Valley Fishing Club - the irony of this was not lost on his family.
Dad loved to play the piano and could play anything by ear. His favourite spot in the world was the cottage at Whitefish Lake, which he and Nan built and enjoyed every summer for the past 50 years, fishing, sailing and hosting lifelong friends and family. He made his own wine for a short time, a hobby he mercifully gave up after a few years. He and Mom travelled extensively during their life together and were active participants in the LLR program at Glendon College, always staying interested in life.
Dad volunteered at the Yonge Street Mission for years and gave generously to many charities that were near and dear to him and Mom.
Dad was a charming character, soft spoken - a true gentleman.
Thank you to the wonderful and caring staff at Amica Barrie for their compassion and support.
He will be greatly missed by his family. We love you Dad.
A celebration of his outstanding life will be held on Friday, April 27th at 11:30 a.m. at Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Rd.
(East gate entrance).
For online condolences please visit http://www.etouch.ca
ALEXANDER DOUGLAS MUTCH "Sandy" 1920 - 2018
Passed away peacefully at the Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre on April 15, 2018, 98 years old. Sandy is survived by his children, Elaine Petermann (Tony), Rory Mutch (Kathy), Linda Seaden (George) and Douglas Mutch; and by his grandchildren, Rob and Joe Petermann (Lisa), Carly and Linsey Mutch (Marcel MacDonald), Amy and Maia Seaden, Kevin and Stephen Mutch (Brenna); by his great-grandchildren, Rowan and Amelia MacDonald; by his "little sister" Nancy Plunkett (Ron) and numerous nieces and nephews in England and Canada.
A child of the manse, Sandy came from a long line of Presbyterian ministers on both sides of the family. His father served in Truro, Halifax, Regina and Hamilton. Born April 7, 1920 in Toronto, Sandy was the second of four sons, and one daughter born to John Mutch and his wife, Marjory Fraser. All the boys signed up for military service during WWII and one, Rory, was killed in action in the El Alamein campaign in 1942.
Sandy enlisted in the RCAF in March 1940 and was trained as a Radio Mechanic in Montreal. He was sent to Lincolnshire, England to service the aircraft of No. 1 and No. 2 fighter Squadrons. He met and married, an English farm girl, Dinah Smithson in 1943. (Their marriage of 66 years ended with Dinah's death in May 2009.) Further training on two-engine aircraft led to four-engine Halifaxes and Lancasters of 428 "Ghost Squadron", 24 missions over Germany. With government assistance, Sandy completed a B.A.Sc. in Mining Geology and a Master's in Mining Geology at the University of Toronto.
Sandy, Dinah and four children followed his career to Sudbury, Onaping, Falconbridge and Montreal with Falconbridge Nickel Mines for 17 years. He spent 10 years leading the Raglan Ungava project in Quebec, and spent two decades in Toronto working for a variety of organizations as an employee or consultant in exploration, mine contracting, financial analysis and cargo inspection in Canada, the US, Europe and Australia until retirement in 1991. He traveled extensively in northern Canada and enjoyed holidays in the Caribbean, Bermuda, England, Australia and Canada culminating in an Alaskan cruise in 2013. His long-standing interest in climate change developed into a crusade to convince the world that spending billions to manage carbon is pointless.
He was proud of his Scottish heritage and compiled a family history from Scotland, through the arrival in Canada of the Frasers in 1773 aboard the Hector. He kept in touch with all branches of his family, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. His own young family went to church on Sundays, with family outings in the afternoon - exploring back roads, hiking, picking wild blueberries. Summers were spent by Windy Lake or Wahnipitae. In winter, he introduced the children to skating and skiing on the new hill in Onaping, passing on his love of nature and outdoor activities.
Sandy and Dinah were active members of churches, horticultural and orchid societies in Montreal, Toronto, Bramalea and Stittsville. He continued to be active at Stillwater Creek Retirement Community, helping with the newsletter, leading the men's discussion group and enjoying many activities. He continued his decades of gardening on a balcony and was actively involved with grandchildren and great-grandchildren providing advice on university choices and enjoying more holidays visiting them.
Thank you to the staff at Stillwater Creek and the Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Center for their care in the last few years. The warm, friendly and professional care was much appreciated by Sandy and the whole Mutch family.
Visitation will be at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore and Baseline Road) on Friday, April 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. and on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. until service at 11 a.m.
A reception will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Private burial at Beechwood.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bells Corners United Church, 3955 Old Richmond Rd, Nepean, ON K2H 5C5 or The Ottawa Mission in recognition of their support of young veterans and the aboriginal community. Condolences, donations and tributes may be made at http://www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com.
JOYCE DIANNE MORRIS (nee Little)
The family of Joyce sadly announce her passing in Burlington, on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at the age of 70. Beloved wife of Doug for nearly 40 years. She leaves behind her step-mother, Joan Little and her children, Scott and Lori and their families: siblings, Judythe (Don Fraser), Nina, JoAnn (Doug Bourque), and Calvin (Colette); nieces, nephews, and many friends in Toronto, Scarborough, and Lindsay.
Private cremation. A celebration of Joyce's life will be held at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street, (one block north of City Hall), Burlington, 905-632-3333 on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 1 p.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home.
Cindy passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018, at the age of 53. Loving daughter of Sharon and Herb; stepfather, Monty Young; and stepmother, Gisele Simard.
Dear sister of Jessica and Andrea. Special aunt of Zoe.
Treasured friend of Jay Brown. Cindy will be greatly missed by her many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends in both Canada and the USA.
A memorial gathering will be held at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stop light north of QEW), Burlington (905-632-3333), on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 3-6 p.m. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Cindy may be made to the Salvation Army.
HARICE PARKINSON September 7, 1925 - April 10, 2018
Harice, eldest child of Harold and Bernice (Clapp) Knapman, grew up in Picton, Ontario, part of a family of original settlers on her mother's side. From her father's family, she enjoyed a life-long tie to Stoney Lake, Ontario. After completing her RN in Kingston, she adventurously moved as a newlywed to start her family in exotic Barrancabermeja, Columbia. The family returned to Canada in the mid-1950's, and lived in Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal. There, while raising three children, she graduated with a BA Honour's English from Sir George Williams University, and taught underprivileged children, particularly in Pointe St. Charles.
Heeding the siren song of the West Coast, in 1972 she migrated to Sidney, British Columbia, and was appointed a teacher and librarian at Parklands High School.
She found her dream home on Saltspring Island in 1979, and, once retired, joyously gardened, walked, played bridge, sang with the Raging Grannies and supported the NDP. In 2009, she returned to Sidney, where she lived independently in her condo until her death. A highly-read intellectual, her extensive library, music collection and numerous subscriptions kept her occupied, along with her patio garden and cat, until health issues confined her to her chair. Even so, she was always up on current events and ready for rousing discussions.
Survived by her children, Anne, Geoff and Jane Parkinson; former husband, Curtis Parkinson; 2 granddaughters, Megan Sloan, Lindsay Alley; three great-grandchildren; and three nieces and their families. She was predeceased by her sister, Dorothy Drake. Many thanks to the team whose care allowed her to remain peacefully at home: Doug and Frances Hudson, Dr.
Johnson (GP), Angela Lucas and staff (RN, VIHA) and Dr. Trouton (West Coast Assisted Dying).
Born in Hanmer, Ontario, in 1922, the youngest and last survivor of fourteen children of Alphonse Pharand and Georgiana Henri, Donat served in the Canadian Army, after which he earned an LL.M. from Dalhousie University and an LL.D. from the Université de Paris, and also the Diploma from The Hague Academy of International Law. In 1959, he joined the Law faculty at the University of Ottawa, where he enjoyed a distinguished twentynine-year teaching career in both the Common Law and Droit Civil sections, and earned an S.J.D. from the University of Michigan while on sabbatical. An Officer of the Order of Canada, he was one of Canada's foremost experts on the law of the sea and the Arctic, and author of The Law of the Sea of the Arctic, The Northwest Passage: Arctic Straits, and Canada's Arctic Waters in International Law.
Donat was an optimist as well as a pragmatist who valued integrity, hard work, and academic achievement. Gregarious by nature, he had a playfulness and a keen sense humour beloved by all. Donat passed away peacefully at home in Ottawa, on April 18, 2018, at the age of 95 years and four months.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Aline (née Prévost); and second wife, Yolaine (née Michaud). He is survived by his companion of twenty-five years, Sylvia Herrera; his three children (with Aline), Michel (Ginger Young), Bernard, and Gisèle (Tom Schneider); his grandchildren, Logan, Rees, Peter, and Angéline; as well as many colleagues and friends. Special thanks are owed to the staff of both the New Edinburgh Square and The Edinburgh for their unfailing care and compassion.
The family will receive condolences at the Racine, Robert & Gauthier Funeral Home, at 180 Montreal Rd., on Saturday April 28, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. A short Christian Mass will be held in the chapel at 12:00 p.m.
ARTHUR ANGUS SCOTT MD. FRCP March 28, 1923 - April 14, 2018
Arthur passed away in Victoria, British Columbia on April 14th after a lengthy illness. Arthur was the beloved husband of Sallie (Wallace, Teasdale); the loving father of Jarvis, Owen, and Sarah (Arbuckle); and the caring grandfather of Ruby, Sean, Sidney, Owen, Kaylem, Helena, and Scott. He was predeceased by his oldest son, Stuart; his sister, Ruby; and his four halfbrothers, Russell, Jarvis, Gordon, and Stuart.
He was an exceptional man dedicated to his family and to his profession.
Born the youngest of six children in a small Southwestern Ontario town to Reverend Gilbert Scott and Sarah Sinclair (who died in childbirth). He attended a one-room schoolhouse and quit school in grade ten after the death of his father to help support his stepmother. He joined the RCAF as a teenager and served four years overseas during World War II. He completed high school in an accelerated veterans' program, earned a medical degree at the University of Toronto (U of T), married Helen Bridgeman in 1951 (now deceased), and spent the next ten years as a family doctor in Sault Ste. Marie.
He moved his family to Toronto in 1964 to specialize in anaesthesia and, after earning his FRCP, was soon given the challenging job of director of the Toronto General Hospital (TGH) Intensive Care Unit, a post he held for the following 10 years.
He was elected Chairman of anaesthesia (1977-87) presiding over all anesthesia departments in the eight Toronto teaching hospitals, which included being a full professor of U of T and chief of anaesthesia at TGH.
As the specialty of anaesthesia was relatively new and first recognized as independent following the Second World War, Arthur resolved to elevate its status and its contributions to patient care. He accomplished this by his own example, by increasing the number of government allowed anaesthesia residency positions, and by allowing his colleagues more time to teach, to participate in intensive care, to do research and to serve on various hospital and community committees.
During his professional life, he wore many hats. He was an active consultant to many hospitals throughout Canada. He was chairman of the medical school undergraduate admissions and appeals committee. He was a cofounder of the Canadian Intensive Care Society and medical director of the TGH hyperbaric Unit. He was chairman of the board of governors of Toronto Medical Institute of Technology, a member of the Society of Academic Anesthesiologists and president of the Ontario Chest Society. He served on the Board of Directors of the Hospital Council of Metropolitan Toronto, served on and chaired a number of hospital, Ontario Medical Association government committees and retired a professor emeritus of U of T.
From 1987 to 1992, he accepted successive short-term posts as vice president of medical affairs of TGH, chief operating officer of the Toronto Western Hospital and medical director of the University and Veterans Hospitals in Vancouver.
Arthur spent his final years with his wife, Sallie, in Sidney, BC, attracted by the opportunity to motor his North Sea trawler around the nearby islands, grow roses and create a home for his children and his wife's children to visit.
He will be remembered as a gentleman who led his colleagues with compassion, integrity and a bit of wit. He had many friends and admirers and he leaves this world a better place.
We will miss his wise counsel, his love and his deep concern for us all.
Arthur's family is very appreciative of the care Arthur received from Dr. Geoff Luckhurst and the dedicated staff at Broadmead Lodge. In lieu of flowers, if desired, a memorial donation in Arthur's memory may be made directly to Broadmead Care Society, 4579 Chatterton Way, Saanich, BC, V8X 4Y7.
Family and friends are invited to the memorial service to be held in the Sands Funeral Chapel, 1803 Quadra Street, Victoria on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. A reception will immediately follow and interment will follow the Reception at Hatley Memorial Gardens at 3:30 p.m.
Condolences may be offered at http://www.sandsvictoria.ca
ANNE ROBINSON (nee Bach) December 4, 1927 April 17, 2018
It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Anne.
Fondly remembered by Janet and Judy (Gord), Ryan (Courtney) and Jeff.
A special thank you to Dying With Dignity and the many caring and compassionate individuals who supported her during this journey.
Always a friend to the Dandie, donations may be made in her memory to: The Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club of Canada c/o M. Heffernan 10 North St., Uxbridge, ON L9P 1B9
H. DOUGLAS SCHARF CA, CPA September 15, 1944 - March 22, 2018
Doug passed away suddenly in Naples, FL after having just returned from a long and lively walk in the sunshine with one of his oldest friends. Eldest son of the late Gladys and Hubert Scharf, Doug graduated from York University and went on to have a long career as a Chartered Account in the Canadian and international mining sectors.
Doug remained active in the Toronto business community in his retirement while also enjoying the calm of his home in Ballantrae and the warmth of wintering in Florida.
Doug is survived by his wife, Rachelle Souliere; children, Christopher and Jennifer; their mother, Carolyn, and grandson Maddox; sister, Karen Roach.
Predeceased by his brother, Donald (Wanda). Doug will be greatly missed by his extended family.
Family and friends are invited to share their memories of Doug during a reception on Wednesday, May 16th between 3:00-5:00 pm at the Toronto Hunt Club, 1355 Kingston Rd., Scarborough, ON.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that those wishing to honour Doug's memory do so by donating to the charity of their choice.
EDWARD BROWN SWINTON
Edward was born March 3, 1927 in Orillia, Ontario. He died peacefully in his 92nd year on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Beloved husband of Eldred Frances Cook for over 67 years. Father of Sheila (Mark), Louise (Ricardo), Peter (Doris).
Grandfather of Amelia, Tessah (Brett), Yarra, Austin (Lacey), Melissa (Matthew), Darlene (Michael), and the late Traviss.
Great-Grandfather of Arianna, Evelyn, Isla, and Logan.
Edward was a banker with Dominion/Toronto Dominion for 42 years. His career took him from Toronto ON, to Winnipeg MB, and Vancouver, BC. Edward was a freemason for 73 years; a WWII Veteran; and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for over 30 years. He provided leadership in Scouts Canada, Clan Ross Association of Canada, was a Shrine Clown and member of the United Church of Canada. The Ontario Provincial Government awarded Edward a certificate for all of his volunteer activities.
Edward and Eldred travelled the world. They Scottish Country danced in the Military Tattoos at the Canadian National Exhibition Grand Stand Shows in 1976 and 1977, and at the Skydome in honour of Toronto's 200th birthday.
A Memorial Service for Edward's Life is to be held at Cooksville United Church, 2500 Mimosa Row, Mississauga on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 11 a.m. Interment at a later date in Mount Albert, ON. For those who wish, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca.
SHIRLEY CATHERINE TEOLIS (nee Pezzack)
Shirley died peacefully on March 28, 2018. Born September 30, 1925, she was the beloved daughter of Thomas and Marcella Pezzack.
Shirley was predeceased by her devoted husband of 52 years, Hubert Angelo Teolis; and her cherished brother, Thomas Richard Pezzack (Kay). She will be deeply missed by her five loving children, Mary (Rick), David, John (Maricar), Catherine (Michael) and Nancy (Peter); her beloved grandchildren, Christopher (Adrienne) and Adam (Holly); great-grandson, Oliver Thomas / Yu Wén; as well as Meme Teolis; numerous cousins; nieces and nephews.
After graduating from Loretto Abbey and St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto, Shirley delighted in raising her family, all of whom have cherished memories of growing up in Toronto and time spent at Lake Simcoe, Georgian Bay and Haliburton.
She was a formidable hostess and homemaker, a devotee of the arts and lover of nature, a lifelong learner and avid reader, as well as a tireless volunteer to various alumnae, charities and the Toronto Symphony Women's Committee (President from 1982 - 1984).
From 1985 to 1995, Shirley worked with the Ontario March of Dimes, helping bring the post-polio program to national attention.
Further, Shirley enjoyed golfing in the summer, playing badminton in the winter and swimming in all seasons. An enthusiastic baseball fan, she thoroughly enjoyed Blue Jays and Yankees games A funeral Mass will be held in the Church of St. Bonaventure, 1300 Leslie Street at Lawrence Avenue East, Tuesday, April 24th at 10:30 a.m., followed by a reception at the Toronto Hunt Club.
A special thank you to all the doctors and nursing staff at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Sunnybrook Palliative Care and the compassionate home nursing care provided by CCAC.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
STANLEY TINGLE April 5, 2018
We announce the peaceful passing of Stanley Tingle in his 91st year. Stanley was born in Coventry, England and served in the Royal Navy (1944-1947) as a telegraphist aboard warships.
Immigrating to Canada with his new wife, Janet, in 1957, he was an Electrical Engineering Technologist in Toronto later taking up residence in Oakville and fathering four boys, Warren, Chris, Mark, and Michael.
He acquired a reputation during his years in Canada for being a gentleman, enthusiastic outdoorsman and all round sportsman excelling at badminton in his later years. After retiring from Teleglobe in 1991, he sailed his 29' Alberg TWOSOME to Florida and the Bahamas, where he resided for two years before returning.
In addition to being a doting grandfather to Samantha, Jeremy, Spencer, Jacqueline, and Quinten, he supported his wife's volunteering efforts at Oakville's Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House, particularly where children suffering from cancer were involved.
MARGARET ELLEN WANLESS
August 4, 1946 - April 18, 2018
Margaret was a loving mother to Julia, and an adoring grandmother to Ty. She will be remembered by all who knew her for her fierce intelligence, dry wit, keen insightfulness, generous spirit, and remarkable tenacity. Margaret was a respected teacher in the field of deaf education for over twenty years. In her youth, she was an accomplished track and field athlete and archer. Margaret had an abiding interest in the arts: she was an avid reader of literature and poetry, a collector of painting and sculpture, and a fan of cinema and Latin music. She also kept pace with popular culture as an aficionado of the British royal family. She found comfort and purpose in the Christian faith, and was a devout, practicing Anglican for her entire life. Margaret loved waterfronts and ocean vistas.
She will be cremated, and her ashes scattered at scenic points around mainland Vancouver and Vancouver Island so she may live forever where she was at peace. Your greatest joy - your beautiful grandson - will visit you every time he looks out on the horizon, Mom... and you will see him grow up. We love you to Heaven and back.
DR. WILLIAM M. WILSON "Bill" Pediatrician
Bill passed away on September 16, 2017 in Hamilton. A private family service was held at the time.
His wife, Marilyn; and sons, Ian, Brian, and Colin, along with their families, invite you to celebrate his wonderful life on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club in Ancaster, Ontario.
Please come by any time between 2 to 5 p.m. A few brief words will be spoken at 3:30 p.m.
As the golf season begins, Bill wanted all to "tee it up" on his behalf. We invite you to come and share your memories of a dear relative, colleague, friend, and golf partner. A life so well lived deserves to be well remembered.
RUSSELL ALLAN WILLOUGHBY
Surrounded by family, Russell Allan Willoughby, loving husband of Peggy (Ramsey) passed peacefully on April 17, 2018 at Guelph, ON.
Born July 7, 1933 in Tilston MB to the late J.T. Wilfred and M. Christina (Young) Willoughby, Russ was raised on the family farm in Alameda, SK.
Russ obtained a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Toronto (Guelph) in 1957. He established a large animal practice in Grenfell, SK then obtained a PhD from Cornell University in 1965, before returning to the Ontario Veterinary College where he was a Professor, Head of Medicine, Chair of Clinical Studies, and Associate Dean Research and Development. Russ established and was first Director of the Equine Research Centre.
He was a charter member of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, member of the CVMA, AVMA, and President of the Guelph Rotary Club, Hospice Wellington and Guelph Probus.
Russ treasured family and challenged us to be the very best we could be. He lived by the Golden Rule, and valued good friends, hard work and being of service to others.
Survived by his devoted wife, Peggy; son, Doug (Connalyn); daughters, Joanne (Jonathan), Sandra (Steve); and grandchildren, Corene, Lauren, Adrienne, and Rowan. Predeceased by his brother, Gerald.
A Memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2018 at Harcourt Memorial United Church, Guelph.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice Wellington.
In loving memory of my beloved husband. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. Love, Herta and family
JAMES ANTHONY TAPP "Jimmy"
Celebrating the glorious life and memory of James Anthony "Jimmy" Tapp on the 100th anniversary of his birth. April 18, 1918 - November 20, 2004. Always in our thoughts, laughter and ongoing celebration of family. Swing Easy!