Saturday, July 6, 2019
Early on July 3, 2019, Bob (Robert) Accinelli died of metastatic bladder cancer. He left this world on his own terms citing "I'm ready - Curtain Down," just as he lived life with love, humor and wisdom. Many will remember his insights in US politics -which were much needed of late - and of interest these past few years was gerrymandering. He was always up for a friendly political debate. He loved live music and theatre. He was generous of time and spirit and believed strongly in the importance of philanthropy particularly of the arts (Vanier College Productions) and PBS, which he watched faithfully.
Bob was an avid walker, cyclist and hiker. He traveled extensively including Iqaluit, Nunavut as well as various destinations in Asia, East Europe; his last two big trips were Turkey and Ireland. And at the yearly Accinelli tree-trimming event with family and friends, he became infamous at charades.
Near his retirement, Bob became a dedicated student of Italian at the Istuto Italiano di Cultura, a group of friends he still met for lunches. Bob was an active contributor at the Academy for Lifelong Learning at Knox College, University of Toronto and more recently he joined Democrats & Donuts. With each activity, Bob would become part of a new community that was richer for his presence.
Bob was born and raised in San Francisco and educated in parochial schools. He obtained a BA in history from Santa Clara University, where he graduated Suma Cum Laude and was class valedictorian. He then went on to complete his master and PhD history degrees from UC Berkeley, were he met his wife, Nancy, and made life-long friends. In 1965, he joined the History Department at the University of Toronto; he loved teaching there until his retirement. He was a respected scholar, an accomplished teacher and for a time President of the Canadian Association of American Studies.
Preceded by his wife, Nancy, he leaves behind his two children, daughter, Francesca (Michel); and son, Adrian (Andrea). Bob was a proud grandfather of Elodie, James, Bixente and Juliet. Much loved brother to Lena Garbarino (Fiore) and the late Edward Chiappari (Lori), and uncle to Ron, Julie and Joe (deceased). Bob was also very fond of his sister-inlaw, Trish (Dian), who was truly a kindred spirit for him.
He was kind and gentle with a subtle but wonderful sense of humour. He will be missed. Our hearts are full.
All are welcome to gather on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. to share memories and express condolences until 3:00 p.m. when a Celebration of Life will be held at R.S. Kane Funeral Home - Chapel, 6150 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, M2M 3W9 (http://www.rskane.ca).
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Robert Accinelli for York University (Vanier College Productions), which are eligible for matching funds, (http://www.giving.yorku.ca/InMemory) would be greatly appreciated by his family.
R.S. Kane 416-221-1159
EDWARD S. ARNOLD
June 8, 1937 June 25, 2019 Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Edward Simon Arnold, passed away on June 25, 2019 in his 82nd year, surrounded in love by his family.
Ed was an exceptional man, living his faith through his actions and inspiring others to do their best.
He was raised in Steveston and graduated from UBC in 1961 with a BSCA. He married Sharon Anne Miller, his true love and friend, that same year. He started his career at Carling Breweries, then moved on to become VP at Andre's Wines and later, President of Bright's Wines. His dedication to the wine industry helped propel Canada onto the international wine stage.
Ed will be remembered for his wit, style, interest in others and his ability to genuinely connect with everyone he met. Guided by his deep faith in God; he was devoted to his family, community, church and country. He was dedicated to helping others through his volunteer work, including serving as President of Rotary International in NOTL, and as an environmental steward, fighting for important causes.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sharon, their four children: Stephen (Susan), Carolyn (Bruce), David (Donna-Lee), Joanne (John) and their eight amazing grandchildren: David, Denise, Paul, Katherine, Laura, Scott, Zoe and Bella; three sisters: Margeret, Linda and Rosemary.
He is predeceased by his parents, Simon and Mary, and his brother Robert. He will be forever in our hearts and is already deeply missed.
Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to: Covenant House: https://www.covenanthousebc.
org; BC Cancer Foundation: https://bccancerfoundation.com or Cowichan Valley Hospice Society: http://cowichanhospice.org.
Prayers were held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday July 5, 2019 at St. Francis Xavier Church, 790 Kilmalu Road, Mill Bay, BC.
Ed's Funeral Mass was held outdoors at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at St.
Francis Xavier Church.
Condolences may be offered online at http://www.sandsduncan.ca.
DOUGLAS H. C. BANKS
March 31, 1943 July 2, 2019 With sadness we announce the passing of Doug, surrounded by his loving family, after a hard fought battle with cancer. Doug was a devoted husband to Donna, loving father to Alison (James), Stephanie (Brian), Adam (Ami) and Jennie (Raphael). He was a special Gramps to Olivia, Duncan, Aya, Hamish and Callum. Doug will be missed by sister, Susan (Chris).
Born and raised in Montreal, Doug summered at Lake Massawippi and Memphremagog. He attended Carleton University and spent 25 years on "the street" in Montreal and Toronto as a bond trader. He then founded his own business as a transportation broker in Bethany, ON. In later years, he spent many happy days at the chalet in Owl's Head, QC.
Doug was a passionate athlete and excelled at everything he tried. Among his favourites were skiing (he was a CSI instructor), golf, tennis, cycling, hiking, soccer, windsurfing, hockey and running. He was a self-taught guitarist and played classical, jazz and rock 'n' roll. Doug was an enthusiastic collector of guitars, books, watches, music, skis, golf clubs, art and cats (Doug aka The Crazy Cat Man of Bethany). He had 40 watches and, ironically, was never on time. He had 15 putters, none of which worked. As a dapper dresser he was always well turned out. Every sport had appropriate accessories. After his diagnosis, Doug would meet "the boys" for coffee on Wednesdays.
A special thanks to Harold and Bob for their loving support and friendship. Our gratitude to the oncology nurses and doctors at Lakeridge Health Oshawa/ Peterborough and the palliative unit at Ross Memorial. Your end of life care was outstanding.
Particular thanks to Melissa for your wisdom, which enabled Stephanie to come home from England and spend quality time with her dad.
A celebration of Doug's life will be held at Celebrations, 35 Lindsay Street North, Lindsay, on Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with remembrances at 2:00 p.m.
They are not long, the weeping and the laughter, Love and desire and hate: I think they have no portion in us after We pass the gate.
They are not long, the days of wine and roses: Out of a misty dream Our path emerges for a while, then closes Within a dream.
February 17, 1929 July 2, 2019 At the amazing age of 90, our Dad passed away peacefully the morning of July 2nd, surrounded by his loving family.
Ron was born in Southport, England on February 17, 1929, the elder son to John Johnson Bond and Phyllis B. Bond (nee Still).
Following service in the Royal Air Force as a radio and radar technician, he entered banking, discovered a liking for trust work where he earned the top award in the "Diploma in Trust Work." In his spare time, he cycled across Europe, tore up the field playing rugby and earned a law degree from London University. Dad was crazy smart! During this time, on a blind date Ron met and fell in love with the original Sporty Spice...Gillian. Two weeks in to their relationship, Ron proposed and made Gillian his wife and badminton/tennis/golf/ parenting partner of 65 years.
In 1958, Ron joined Montreal Trust Company in London, England.
In 1962, he was transferred to Vancouver and from there (with family in tow) moved across Canada several times to positions of increasing responsibility retiring as Executive Vice President Corporate Services in 1992. His retirement was spent in Oakville, Ontario with Gillian enjoying the fellowship of the curling members of the Mississauga Golf & Country Club and golfing at the Trafalgar Golf & Country Club. Dad's artistic side was displayed in his precise woodworking skills and beautiful self-taught classical guitar playing.
His knowledge and love of classical music was inspiring. Dad listened to and enjoyed the Greats to the very end.
Dad will be dearly missed by Gillian and their three children, Stephen (Linda), Nicholas (Linda), and Debbie (Mark). He had a special fondness for family gatherings and holidays which grew steadily over the years including the grandchildren he was so proud of, Ainsley, Devon, Chandler, Alex, Ryan, Skye, Bailey, Piper and stepgrandchildren, Matt and Lauren.
A private service for immediate family will take place. There will be a celebration of life for family and friends with details to follow in the coming months.
Dad's love for us was quiet, but deeply felt. Our love for him will continue in the memories of his laughter. No doubt, his journey to the other side was met eagerly by Sandy Boy, his much loved golden retriever. Enjoy your walks you two.
ERIC ANTHONY BOWIE, Q.C.
Justice of The Federal Tax Court, Retired November 12, 1936 July 1, 2019 It is with deep sorrow that we announce The Honourable Eric A.
Bowie, Federal Tax Court, Retired, passed peacefully on the morning of July 1, 2019, in his 83rd year, at Ottawa. He was the beloved and devoted husband of Marilynn (nee Williston); cherished father of Bruce (Jodi Cranswick) and Beth (Mike Turtle); adored grandfather of Alex, Devon, Riley and Erin; beloved uncle of Craig Bowie and Joan Exley. He was predeceased by his parents Anthony and Elizabeth (née Gray), and his brother Ronald. He will be fondly remembered by extended family, lifelong friends and countless colleagues. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of The University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Friends and Family are invited to a celebration of his life at Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetery, and Cremation Services, 280 Beechwood, Avenue, Ottawa on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would be pleased to have donations made to: The University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Children's Wish Foundation, Ottawa Food Bank, Scouts Canada - Opemikon Rover Crew or a deserving charity of your choosing.
WILLIAM E. CRAWFORD
Bill died peacefully at Toronto General Hospital on July 2, 2019, just a few hours shy of his 82nd birthday. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 55 years Pat Crawford; their children Cindy (Brian Denega), Julie (Liza Yukins), Ian (Kate Crawford) and Patrick (Janet MacLean), and his 9 adoring grandchildren.
He will also be missed by his siblings in England, Jean, Nick and Hamish, and their children, and by the extended Martin clan, his loving in-law family.
Bill embraced everyone he met and those who knew him will remember him for his warmth, generosity, sense of humour, intelligence and integrity. Born in Nakuru, Kenya in 1937, Bill studied at Glenalmond College in Scotland and at Jesus College, Cambridge University. An outstanding athlete, some of Bill's fondest memories were of playing cricket and rugby in the UK and Canada. He immigrated to his adopted home in Toronto in 1961, and met Pat soon after arriving.
Bill was a respected tax partner at Clarkson Gordon (and later, EY), where he practised for 36 years.
Throughout his career Bill was known for his tireless dedication to continuous learning, outstanding client service and energetically mentoring others. After his 'retirement', Bill continued a busy and fulfilling career as a tax advisor, first with EY in Barbados for 6 years, and then in Toronto until just recently.
As devoted as he was to his career, most important to Bill were his wife Pat and the family and life they built together. Over 45 years, the Farm, initially a labour of love and an escape from Bay Street, was a place where Bill felt able to really connect with the most important people in his life. His presence will always be felt and cherished there.
A memorial service, followed by a reception, will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday July 11 at Lawrence Park Community Church (2180 Bayview Avenue, Toronto).
In lieu of flowers, donations can made to AmRef Health Africa (http://www.amrefcanada.org) and L'Arche (http://www.larche.ca), charities close to Bill's heart.
PETER ALAN CROSSLEY
Passed away peacefully on June 30, 2019 in Preston, Lancs., UK.
Born in Stockport, UK in 1947 to Constance and Alan Crossley. Peter is survived by his wife Susan, his daughters Justine and Janet, four grandchildren, sisters Beryl and Lorna. Predeceased by his brother Denis. Will be missed in Canada and the UK.
EDNA EDWARDS "Dinah"
Died peacefully June 27, 2019 in her 97th year in Toronto. She was born in Derby England and arrived in Canada September 1948 with her dear husband Aubrey. She was the loving mother of Gregory (Melanie), and David (Betsy) and much appreciated grandson Robbie and five beautiful granddaughters Laura, Hayley, Nicole, Stephanie and Erin and great granddaughters Sophie and Evelyn. She was predeceased by husband Aubrey, her sister Mary and brother Stan. Dinah proudly served in the Women's Royal Naval Service (Wrens) during World War II where she met future husband Aubrey. Before raising a family in Oakville she worked in Toronto at Yardleys.
Her interests included bridge and tennis as a member of the Oakville Club, gardening and for a time she attended the Port Credit Unitarian Church. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 20 Eglinton Ave W, 16th floor, Toronto, ON M4R 1K8 (http://www.alzheimer.ca, 1-800-616-8816) will be appreciated by the family.
STEPHEN LEO FRANCIS HAGARTY, Ph.D.
1927 - 2019 Stephen Hagarty died on July 2, 2019, at Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg, ON.
He is predeceased by his first wife, Linda Hagarty (née Halverson) of Ottawa, and is survived by his second wife, Margaret Inwood-Hagarty.
Stephen was born in Norwood, Mass., and moved at the age of nine to Halifax, where he was adopted by an aunt following the death of both parents. He graduated with a B.A in Literature and Philosophy from St. Mary's University, moved to Montreal and worked for several years as an Assistant Production Manager with McKim and Stanfield Advertising agencies.
Subsequently he worked as the Advertising Production Manager of Kraft Foods of Canada. While employed in Montreal he became a cofounder of Benedict Labre House, a house of hospitality that served poor families in the Pointe-St.-Charles district of that city. Stephen was a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuit Order) from 1953 to 1969 during which time he obtained Master Degrees in Philosophy (University of Montreal), Theology (St.
Mary's University, Halifax) and Psychiatric Social Work (Boston College). While a Jesuit, he taught in high school and after he left the Jesuits, he lectured at several universities; he also worked as a psychiatric social worker at the Veterans Mental Health Hospital in Brockton, Mass., and at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center in Boston, and as a Family Caseworker with a Family Services Agency in Toronto, Ontario. Following his departure from the Jesuits, he obtained a Ph.D. in Social Work at the University of Toronto and, post graduation, founded, with his first wife, also a doctoral graduate from the University of Toronto, Community Concern Associates Ltd., a private social research company. He was for the next twenty-five years engaged in social, education, employment, corrections and health policy and program evaluation contracts with federal and provincial ministries and municipalities, as well as hospitals, Boards of Education, religious institutions and nonprofit organizations and foundations. His volunteer work over those years included Board Member and Vice-President of the Ontario Social Development Council, Board Member and VicePresident of the Ontario College of Certified Social Workers, Board Member and Program Chair of the Metro Toronto District Health Council, Board Member and Program Chair of the Metro Toronto Distress Centre, and founding Board Member of the Metro Toronto Assaulted Women's Helpline.
In memory, it would be appreciated if donations could be made to Plan International Canada Inc.
KATHLEEN G. HALL (née Wallwin)
1923 - 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kathleen "Kay" Gertrude Hall on June 26, 2019 in Barrie, Ontario.
Predeceased by her husband Keith, Kay was a loving mother to Heather (Dan), Doug (Michelle) and Cathy (Joe); a devoted "Nanny" to Jeff, Rebecca (David), Robert, Caitlin (Jamie), Jennifer and Brad; and, caring greatgrandmother to Avalon, Rhyer, Cabriana, Gryphon and Charlotte.
Born in Vespa Township on May 16th, 1923, Kay was the oldest of John and Ida Wallwin's seven children. She was predeceased by siblings Ruth, Ross and Phyllis and is survived by Jack, Emma (Ron) and Joan.
Kay was an avid gardener and weed puller! Also an accomplished bridge player and curler. Truly a remarkable person, who showed leadership, kindness and generosity to everyone she met. The family cottage on Maple Lake and the Wallwin homestead near Barrie were her favourite places, and never far from her mind.
Funeral and reception to be held Saturday, July 13th, 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Anglican Church, 24 Collier Street, Barrie.
The family wishes to sincerely thank the staff at Woods Park Care Centre and Diane Riske for their devotion and care to Kay over the past number of years.
Kay was an active supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society. Donations in Kay's name may be made at http://www.cancer.ca.
Ilse passed away at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at the age of 87. Ilse came to Canada from Germany in 1949. She worked for many years at Parkhurst Knitwear, retiring in 1998. She was predeceased by her husband, William and her parents, Erna and Wilhelm Tessmer. Ilse will be missed by her dear cousins, Edith Dreisinger and Dieter Steinkraus and many relatives and friends.
Ilse was an active member of St.
Anselm's Parish and a long-time volunteer for Saint Vincent de Paul and Diners Club. The family wishes to express their gratitude and thanks to both Dan and Yvonne for their loving care of Ilse especially during her time in the hospital.
Funeral Mass to take place in St. Anselm's Parish, located at 1 MacNaughton Road, Toronto on Wednesday, July 10th at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Reception to follow at Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue). Donations to Saint Vincent de Paul, 240 Church Street, Toronto M5B 1Z2, would be appreciated by the family.
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ANTHONY JOSEPH LONG
Tony Long died very peacefully following heart surgery on July 3, 2019. He was surrounded by his four loving daughters, Sas Long, Jes Long, Emma Mchugh, Gilah Mchugh and his wife Janet Yorston.
Tony was a remarkable man.
He was a truly loving father and husband and grandpa. He cared so much and always brought out the best in everyone around him.
He was born in Montreal and grew up in an English household in a French neighborhood. He was fluent in French and English. He moved to Toronto after working in the advertising business in Montreal. He founded a successful and innovative marketing and communication consulting firm called The Long Group. When his company closed, he embraced the arrival of the internet and new technology and worked with CompuServe Canada. He moved with his wife to the country in 2003 and opened Amazing Coffee in Madoc Ontario. He created a space to gather for coffee and conversation and to enjoy his concert series of Canadian musicians. He served on the board of directors for Outward Bound when he lived in Toronto.
He was an active volunteer in Madoc with the Support Network working to develop a local affordable transportation system for the area. He also served on the Hastings County Economic and tourism Development Advisory Committee. He loved to sail and took his family on many excursions on the oceans and lakes of the world. He always had time to listen to and support everyone around him and he will be missed by so many people he connected closely to. A special man.
There will be a sendoff party on July 27th at his home in Madoc.
JOHN LOUIS LUDY (Jack)
John Louis (Jack) Ludy peacefully passed into the presence of his Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in St. Catharines, Ontario in his 96th year.
Beloved husband of the late Irene (Guiney), and loving father of their daughters, Kathleen, Virginia (Jamie Needler), and Elizabeth.
Loved and cherished by his grandchildren, Jason, Alison, Jacqueline Irene (Drew Redden), Brittney, and Patrick.
Survived by his loving wife of nineteen years, Phyllis (Ostrander). Missed and fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.
Forever in our hearts and always remembered for his courage, strength, and honor.
A celebration of life will be hosted on: Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 11:30 a.m., Bendale Bible Chapel, 330 Bellamy Road North, Scarborough, Ontario M1H 1E8.
GWENDOLEN DIANA HOPKINS "Wendy" (née Pinhorn)
On June 28, 2019, our mother, grandmother, mother-in-law and family leader, Wendy, passed away peacefully at home. She was born on October 30, 1918 in Hamiota, Manitoba, and her family moved to Victoria in 1920. She was the beloved wife of the late John D. Hopkins, and daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Pinhorn. She was predeceased by her infant son, Brian Anthony, and her brother, Tony, (S/L, DFC, Coastal Command RAF). Survived by her son Jim (Lindiann), granddaughters Zoë and Kiara and daughter Judi, and nieces and nephews and their families from Southern Ontario. Wendy received all of her early education at St. Margaret's School before going to London, England for Physiotherapy training at King's College Hospital. She returned to Canada in 1940, crossing the Atlantic accompanying British children evacuees. She then served in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps 1942-1952, being stationed in Hospitals in Canada, England and France during World War II; she was awarded the Royal Red Cross. These war years, and time spent in England and Norway with the Sclaters- a close family connection- shaped her as a young woman.
Upon returning to Canada she became Captain and was Senior Physiotherapist in the R.C.A.M.C. stationed at Toronto Military Hospital. In 1952, she married Jack, S/L RCAF, and they lived in Colorado Springs, Ottawa and Montreal. In 1966, Wendy returned to Victoria with Jack and her children. She was a former member of the Victoria Golf Club and Canadian Club, supporter of the Arts, and volunteer with the Red Cross.
Wendy was our family's inspiration. She took such interest in what we were doing and always gave time to listen, share, encourage and shape. She was open- minded and lived by her motto of "grow until you go". Wendy was viewed as cool by her granddaughters. Wendy and Jack enjoyed travel around the world and enjoyed a great life together. She had many friends whom she loved dearly and Wendy will be missed deeply by us all.
Many thanks to Dr. Geoff Luckhurst, the caring staff at Estevan pharmacy, and the wonderful team of caregivers, Island Health home care nurses and Hospice.
Flowers gratefully declined in favour of contributions to a charity of your choice.
A memorial reception will be held at the family home on July 20th from 2-4 p.m.
AUDREY ISABEL KENDREE MAKIN
She watched the sun rise from the crest of a Moroccan sand dune and the moon go down over the Gulf of Tonkin. She thrilled to the muezzin's call in Ankara, Tehran and Kuala Lumpur. She played Stone Age gongs with indigenous tribesmen in upriver Borneo and dipped her toes in a hundred rivers, lakes and seas. Isabel Makin represented many things in her 94-year span, but more than anything else, she was a happy adventurer.
Travelling with friends, family members or solo, Isabel circled the globe four times. Her country count had reached 89 by age 89, when her health began to crumble. Yet, even wheelchair-bound and shaky from a rare neurological disorder, paranuclear palsy, indefatigable Izzy was game to be carried into restaurants or wheeled down icy alleyways toward her family's homes.
Isabel died at dusk on July 2, 2019, surrounded by children and grandchildren.
She leaves her children - Vance (Jane Makin), Kirk (Kim Crosbie) and Valerie (Ted Rakoczy) - as well as her beloved grandchildren: Suzanne, Ryan, Joel; Miri and Jodie; and Kendree.
Isabel's roots were decidedly sunk into the city of her birth, Montreal. The second of four children born to Emerson and Mabel Kendree, she attended West Hill High School. A co-editor of the school annual, she was a champion swimmer, a budding vocalist and "Bootsy" the irrepressible cheerleader. Her intense love of music took her next to McGill University, where she obtained an L.Mus, with honours.
Vivacious and fun-loving, Isabel was the belle of many a ball. But her heart was won not by the young suitors lined up around the block, but by an intellectual, returning Second World War veteran who was ten years her senior, Harry Gordon Makin. Her explanation was concise: "They were boys.
He was a man."
They married on October 9, 1948, and eked out a spartan lifestyle in cold water flats while Gordon slogged his way to a B.A and M.A. at McGill. Isabel rode the buses to a half dozen local high schools each day, teaching music and directing choirs.
After graduating, Gordon taught history and geography at Lachine High School, Sir George Williams University and at Dorval High School. They purchased a rambling, somewhat rundown home in Dorval and a glorious, bargain cottage lot in the Laurentians. A relentless gauntlet of work, renovations and child rearing ensued. The home on Lilac Avenue resounded with the sounds of Gordon's typing and hammering, and Isabel's singing and piano.
The adventure of a lifetime took the Makins to Sarawak, Malaysia from 196570. Gordon, a Columbo Plan aid teacher, was assigned to a Chinese high school and a teacher training college. The kids attended local schools in Miri and Kuching. Isabel braved the isolation and heat by planning shoestring trips featuring outdated prop planes, low budget hotels or hostels, and plenty of local exotica.
Back in Montreal, Isabel taught music for ten years at Sacred Heart Convent School, where several students became treasured, lifelong friends. She would ultimately instruct innumerable students in voice and piano, play church organ and lead choirs that included the Renaissance Singers of Montreal, Dorval United Church, Beaurepair United Church, Beaconsfield United Church, Chung Hua School, St. Columba's School and Tanjong Lobang School.
In 1985, Gordon and Isabel moved to Burlington, Ontario to be close to family.
Gordon died on Oct. 30, 1990, leaving Isabel heartbroken but determined to carry on as the matriarch of the clan. Her presence was integral to dozens of family road trips and journeys with much-loved friends Shirley Sproule and Rachel Tregurtha.
Grandchildren soaked up Isabel's enthusiasm for life and bathed in her beaming smile. Her sense of humour never failed her and her list of irritants was short - snobbery, aggressive drivers, papaya and squabbling. Her loves were many, including bridge, April fool pranks, piano duets with Vance, giggling with friends, reading Kirk's daily journalism, Blue Jays games, shoulder rubs, nicknames, board games, the Fun Lunch gang and her Burlington Wine Group. Isabel thrilled to Miri's musical theatre prowess, Suzanne's equestrian abilities, Kendree's dancing and range of musical instruments and Jodie's winning record at Scrabble. Any excuse would do for a celebration with family, the Beaches crowd or the Rakoczy clan.
Isabel was also an avid gardener and a skilled seamstress and chef. She wrote many travel articles for the Globe and Mail and swam several kilometres per week until age 90. However, music would always be her ruling passion. She mastered musical theory, nurtured Vance into a superb musician and was a breathtaking pianist with the singing voice of an angel.
The title Isabel chose for her memoir was sublime - Globetrotter: My Life on Wings of Song. Central to its preface were these words, penned by Billy Rose and Edward Eliscu: Without a song the day would never end.
Without a song the road would never bend.
When things go wrong, a man ain't got no friend Without a song I'll never know what makes the rain to fall.
I'll never know what makes the grass so tall.
I only know that there ain't no love at all Without a song.
The Makins are deeply grateful to the caring staff of Christie Gardens seniors residence. A memorial service will be held in the fall, details to follow.
BERYL ELIZABETH MARCH
Beryl was born in Port Hammond, B.C. in August 1920 to Catherine and James Warrack, and passed away in Duncan, B.C. in June 2019.
She always said she had more fun than anybody. She enjoyed the city and the country. Her childhood was split between Vancouver, where she started school at Edith Cavell, and Ladner. She graduated from University of British Columbia in 1942 and went to work in the lab at Canadian Fishing Company, where she met her husband of 46 years, John March.
John bought a lot in Dunbar the year they married.
Together, they designed a house which John built in his spare time over the course of five years. They had the wisdom to leave many trees around their home and up until April of this year, Beryl took great pleasure in looking out at "my woods." The woods were a wonderful playground for daughter, Laurel, and her friends from the neighbourhood.
Mum was creative, visual, had enormous vitality and numerous interests evidenced in her home and garden in Vancouver and on Thetis Island. She and Dad were long-standing regular attendees at the VSO, Arts Club, Playhouse, TUTS, VAG and sought out numerous other performing and visual arts events.
Beryl had a long and distinguished career at UBC as a professor and ultimately Dean of Agriculture. Her curious mind made her well suited to research and she thrived in that environment.
She could hold her own in any argument and relish the opportunity. She appreciated serving on the National Research Council of Canada and on a committee of its counterpart in the US, and was gratified to be made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and to receive an honourary doctorate from UBC.
A private service will be held.
Please honour Beryl in your own way. A martini would be appropriate! I. ROY MATSUI MARY MATSUI (née Mizutani) Died peacefully together in their sleep after 68 happy years of marriage. Loving parents of Naomi Carol (Wayne) and their daughter Roya; Barry (Giselle) and their daughter Michelle. Mary is survived by her sister Dorothy Yama and her brother Frank Mizutani. Roy was predeceased by his siblings Chikuma, Toshiro, Mine, Yone and Kiyo. Roy and Mary will be fondly remembered by their extended families. Mary was an educator, musician and skier. Roy was an architect, WWII veteran, avid skier and fisherman.
Together they loved to travel around the world. A celebration of their lives will be held this Fall. Donations in their memory may be made to the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca Life Celebrations by
DIANE MCCULLOCH "Hilda" / (née Collier)
February 10, 1932 - July 1, 2019 It hurts me to announce that my girlfriend for 72 years, and my wife for 67 of them, Diane McCulloch, died in the ICU at Southlake Regional Health Centre at 11:42 a.m. on July 1, 2019. She succumbed to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, complicated by pneumonia.
She was born in Hamilton, Ontario to Sydney and Elaine Collier, and is survived by her sister, Muriel Peachey (Jim) of Burlington, Ontario.
Diane and I have had a super life together. We have three wonderful children, Brian (Debbie), David (Heather) and Lenore (Brian); five loving grandchildren, Andrea (Anthony), Alana (Gio), Lorne, Elaina and Matthew, and great-granddaughters Alessia and Aila. Diane was a great "stay-at-home Mom" until Lenore was in University. She then worked for five years for the North York Library. When I was transferred to Nova Scotia in 1975, she retired and we enjoyed three years there.
Then we moved back to the GTA and finally settled in Newmarket after some 25 years. Twenty years later, she fell victim to that terrible condition that took her from us.
Life will not be the same without you, and we shall never forget you. Much love, Jim.
In accordance with Diane's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family celebration will take place later.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Southlake Regional Health Centre or your favourite charity.
Online condolences may be left at http://www.taylorfh.ca
IAN GORDON MICHIE
FIA,FFA, FCIA, ASA August 11, 1924 - June 27, 2019 Ian slipped away peacefully at Donway Place, his home for several years. He was predeceased by his much loved wife of 70 years, Molly.
He will be deeply missed by his daughters,Katharine Michie (Herbert Hilder) and Fiona McConney (Garnet McConney), as well as his granddaughters: Ruth Hilder Daly (Kurtis Daly) Jane Hilder, Julia McConney and Rachel McConney. He was also much loved by the whole Huynh family.
He was a proud Royal Navy veteran of WWII and the Korean War, during which he studied for his peacetime career. He became President and Chief Actuary of the Mercantile and General Reinsurance Company, where he promoted an ethnically diverse staff when such diversity was unusual in Toronto. He was an elder of the Presbyterian Church for more than 50 years.
Memorial service Thursday, July 11th at 2:00 p.m. at St.
Mark's Presbyterian Church, 1 Greenland Road, Don Mills.
In accordance with Mr.Michie's interests, memorial donations may be made to effect: hope (formerly The Leprosy Mission Canada).
Peacefully on Saturday, June 22, 2019, Maxwell John Miller, FRIBA, FRAIC, Past President, Ontario Association of Architects and longtime chief architect for Simpsons and Sears. Happily married to Evelyn Miller (nee Lamb) for over 59 years before her death in 2012. Much loved father of Henry (Lynn) and Avarina and loving grandfather of Sebastian (Lauren), Victoria, Emily and Juliana.
Friends may visit at RosarMorrison Funeral Home & Chapel, 467 Sherbourne St.
on Thursday, July 11 from 2 - 5 and 7 - 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 520 Sherbourne Street, on Friday, July 12 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Michael's Hospital Foundation. Heartfelt thanks to Sabrina and all at Integracare. Condolences http://www.rosar-morrison.com.
JUDITH HELEN MORRA (née Goldspink)
Born in Port Robinson, Ontario, on September 28, 1945; passed away peacefully at the Ian Anderson House hospice, Oakville, on May 20, 2019.
Born, raised, and educated in the Niagara Peninsula, Judith graduated from Brock University Teachers College in 1967 and taught with the Scarborough and Peel Boards of Education, specializing in Library Science.
Before and after raising her children, Judith had careers as a teacher librarian, law clerk, and small business owner.
Ultimately, she retired from Cooper Construction in Oakville where she had been a dedicated twelve-year employee in the Accounts Department and will be remembered fondly by staff, numerous clients and suppliers for her graciousness and her consummate professionalism.
Judith's illness diminished her body but not her spirit. She remained undaunted to the end, greeting everyone with a smile and with love during her home care. Her sharp intellect and humour remained intact as she kept up with news events, played cards, tended her beautiful orchid, enjoyed her favourite television programs, and engaged with visiting family and friends. She took great pleasure in watching spring unfold outside her window: the greenery, blossoms, and birds delighted her every day.
Judith is survived by her children: Chris (Betsy), Sue (Gareth), and Angela; by her grandchildren: Katelyn, Robert, and Isobel; by brothers Thomas (Linda), Francis, and John (Jan); and by sister Anne (Richard).
A special thank you to Dr. Melissa Graham; Amandeep Kaur, Judith's home caregiver; and the staff at Ian Anderson House for their exceptional support.
As Judith requested, her ashes will be returned to Port Robinson for burial, and a celebratory family picnic will be held under a favourite tree in Port Robinson Park by the Welland Canal.
See you, Boo.
HELEN NANCY MURPHY (nee Fraser)
BA Household Science University of Toronto, 1960, has died peacefully surrounded by her family, at home in Peterborough, on July 1, 2019, at 80 years of age. Daughter of the late Wallace J. Fraser and Mary Warren.
Predeceased by her late husband, the Honourable Mr. Justice Samuel H. Murphy; her brother, James W. Fraser; brother-in-law, Carl Scheunemann; and sonin-law, Michael. Loving mother of Alexander Fraser Murphy (Zanne) and her daughters, Erin Reid (Jamie) and Margaret McGrattan. Beloved Grandma to Sam McGrattan. Survived by her sisters, Esther Flack (Jim), Margaret Scheunemann; sisterin-law, Opal Murphy; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
After graduating from Victoria College in 1960, she received her teaching certificate from Queen's University. She taught Home Economics at Adam Scott CVI.
Our mother was a great friend to many people and was a kind, loving and nurturing soul to her family and her friends. She valiantly fought her cancer and maintained an active life right to end.
Visiting will take place at the Ashburnham Funeral Home, 840 Armour Road, Peterborough, on Friday, July 12, 2019 from 5-8 p.m.
and on Saturday, July 13, from 9-10 a.m. with memorial service to follow at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Breast Assessment Clinic would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at http://www.AshburnhamFuneral.ca.
CONRAD KRISTIAN ODEGAARD
Peacefully, after a short illness, Conrad Kristian Odegaard, on Sunday morning, June 30, 2019 in his 75th year. Conrad is mourned and deeply missed. He leaves his cherished daughter, Shayna Odegaard-McKay, her husband, Christopher McKay and their sons, David and Iain. Conrad was the dearly beloved son of Eileen Odegaard, and was loved by a large, close family of siblings-Rick, Paul, Jim and Ginny-their spouses (Betsy, Sandra, and Judy Odegaard and Larry Peters), children, and grandchildren, as well as extended family here and in Norway. He is fondly remembered by Estelle Mill, Shayna's mother. His father, Kristian Odegaard, predeceased him in 1975.
Conrad was a beloved father, son and older brother and a generous and thoughtful mentor to family and friends. An accomplished swimmer, diver and gymnast in his youth, he is an inductee of the Western University Swimming Wall of Fame. He earned a master's degree in environmental engineering at Western.
Professionally, he was by turns an elementary school teacher, a meteorologist (in Cold Lake, Alberta, Resolute Bay, Nunavut and Churchill, Manitoba) and a small businessman. He co-founded Grains, Beans and Things at a time when eating natural foods was a radical idea, sold the store to family members, then bought it back and ran it for twenty-five more years until his retirement in 2010. In the decade away from GBT, he founded and ran a sprout business, Street Farm Products.
Conrad was an independent thinker who died as he lived, on his own terms. His family is profoundly grateful for the support given him and Shayna by the palliative staff at Victoria Hospital.
Burial will take place in a private ceremony at Woodland Cemetery, London, ON, Monday July 8, 2019. Condolences can be shared at woodlandcemetery.ca.
In lieu of flowers, persons wishing to pay tribute to Conrad are asked to perform an act of kindness.
While we continue to grieve his loss, we plan to celebrate his spirit and his accomplishments at a Celebration of Life, to be held next week.
EDITH JANE ROBBINS (née Stares)
March 3, 1925 - June 29, 2019 Ottawa Ontario Born in Hamilton, long time resident of Burlington, Jane loved entertaining, books, music, bridge, curling, golf, the Lake of Bays cottage and traveled much of the world with husband, Bill (d. 2004), to whom she was married for 55 years. Most of all she loved her family. Mum leaves children: Nancy Williams (Doug), Pat Cattran, Judy Boudreau and Sam Robbins (Carol). Grandmother to Ben and Joe Williams, Charlie, Jamie and Mike Cattran, Paul and Emily Boudreau and Hannah and Salem Robbins, Great-grandmother to Gavin and Tatum Cattran (Charlie and Meeka), Eddy Cattran (Jamie and Gabby) and Quinn Williams (Ben and Kelly).
With respect for her wishes, there will be no funeral service. Cremation has taken place, a family gathering will take place in the future. Many thanks to the staff at Amica Westboro Park, for their kindness to our mother. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy to a food bank or charity of one's choice would be appreciated.
GEORGE THOMAS ROBINSON
On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in London, Ontario, George Thomas Robinson passed away peacefully in his 75th year, surrounded by his wife, family and friends. In the spirit with which he lived, George gave his secular goodbyes, but not his permanent ones, and in so doing gave solace to all.
He was a sterling companion and deeply loved by his wife Amy, to whom he was married for 36 years, as he was by his children, Anthony and Shelley (Mike). He leaves behind his sister Margaret (Harold) Wilson, Dennis and David (Alison), Ava and Mitchell, Milton, Ont.; Donna (Hugh) Scott, Niagara on the Lake; Peter (Phyllis), Orangeville; Tyson (Shannon), Eva, Mississauga; Wilberdien van Grunsven, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is predeceased by his second daughter Anna. He also leaves behind a large clan belonging to the Noce, Santi, Avery, Arnone, Tropiano, Obeid, and Maxwell families with whom he shared great mutual affection.
George was born in Kingston, Ontario to Melville and Bessie (Cox) Robinson, who both taught in the public school board. Later he moved to Harrowsmith, Ontario, for which he had many fond memories of pastoral jaunts, running streams, and the eccentricities of small town Ontario. Harrowsmith also gave him early opportunities for what was to become a lifelong passion for reading that carried him to his final days. At the tender age of eight, George developed an interest in Nazi Germany, and soon embarked on a timeless pursuit of the meaning of the Holocaust. This led him to deeply appreciate Jewish faith and culture for the remainder of his life.
When he was 13, the family returned to his maternal grandfather's home in Milton, Ontario. Kicked out of high school for creating mischief, he began his first career in banking at 17. His earlier literary and history interests took hold however and within a few years he pursued a degree in History and Political Science at the University of Guelph, followed by a Master's in Library Science at the University of Toronto.
While at the University of Western Ontario, he became Head Reference Librarian, Weldon Library and later served as Chief Law Librarian. Among his greatest pleasures was his part-time role as lecturer to political science undergraduates, thereby carrying on his family's pedagogical values. He also developed introductory courses to encourage university attendance and later served on the Senate. This was followed by his third career of 20 years as financial advisor for Midland Walwyn and later for Nesbitt Burns. He retired in 2017 at the age of 73.
In all three of his careers, George's public reach was wide, offering counsel to service operators, kitchen staff, undergraduate and graduate students, professors, university presidents, and later to his clients. His command of the English language was exemplary and from 1988 to 1993 he entertained readers of the London Free Press and Western Gazette with his book reviews.
George travelled extensively with his family, including Italy, France, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, Portugal, England, Scandinavia, Japan, most of eastern and western Canada, the US, Rwanda, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. He spent his final two years idyllically on the shores of Lake Huron, in a cottage that he called his jewel box, quietly pursuing his pleasures in reading, music, and befriending all those around, as he had done throughout life.
We extend deep appreciation to Dr. Vincent, for his wisest counsel, Drs.
Leeper and Curtis for their compassion and clarity, to the exceptional nursing staff at both Victoria Hospital and UH and to all family and friends that made George's brief time in hospital comfortable.
A memorial service will be held early Fall, date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.
GAVIN JOHN RUTTAN
January 28, 1982 July 1, 2019 In Loving Memory of Gavin John Ruttan. It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Gavin Ruttan on July 1st, in Vancouver BC. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Susan Ruttan; his sisters, Tessa and Amy; his aunts, uncles, cousins, longstanding friends; and his dearest, Anne-Marie.
Gavin long struggled heroically with bipolar disorder and addiction. 20 years ago, he inspired his parents to join friends in founding From Grief to Action, a support and advocacy group for families coping with addiction.
Gavin was proud of FGTA's achievements and also gained personal satisfaction helping others with addiction, particularly when he worked with the Portage Treatment Program.
We will always cherish our memories of Gavin's warm loving nature, his mischievous humour, adventurous spirit, and his deep passion for music. In recent years, Gavin had attained more health, stability, and future promise. He left us far too soon.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at St. Mary's Kerrisdale, 2409 W.
37th Avenue in Vancouver.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central City Foundation for Ashnola at The Crossing.
MADELINE CECILIA SMILLIE
An interment will be held for the late Madeline Cecilia Smillie, who passed away on August 15, 2017, on Sunday, July 14th at 1:30 p.m.
at the Baird Cemetery (close to Brucefield, ON) 39254 Roman Road in the Municipality of Blue Water. There will be refreshments to follow at the Brucefield Community United Church in Brucefield, ON. If you have any questions please contact Joyce Marie Cutler, Esq. at (201) 286-4462.
ROBERT JAMES STRUTHERS
May 5, 1959 June 29, 2019 "Rudder" was his camp name and that's what he was for everyone.
Robert died unexpectedly at home of a sudden cardiac arrest on Saturday, June 29, 2019 in Oakville, Ontario.
Survived by his loving wife Lise (nee Owen). This is a terrible loss of a father for Casey, Sam, Philip and Shona. Robert is also survived by brother Carson (Donna), sisters Cynthia Struthers (Keith Powell) and Margaret Cooke (Gordon, nieces Emily, Julia and Louise and nephew Tim [Jenna]). Robert will also be dearly missed by Lise's extended family including her parents Brita and Philip Owen, brother Chris, sister Andrea, and their families.
A leader in life professionally and personally, loss of his presence is felt by his colleagues at Bell Canada (Vice President Real Estate), Chartwell Church in Oakville (past elder chair), The Canadian Mental Health Association (Chair, Halton Region Branch), and Prince Charles Place (board member, rent geared to income housing).
He was principled, patient, upright, and honest in all his dealings with others, yet still able to be mischievous and never sanctimonious. Robert radiated positive energy and held himself to the highest standards of integrity and human values.
Robert's integrity and life values were completely informed by his deeply held Christian faith. He was a man of faith and action, intentional and careful with his words, a good man to all. Robert's mantra in life was wonderfully summed up two Christmases ago when, upon opening a Christmas cracker, he was presented with the question, "What piece of wisdom or advice would you give to future generations?" Without a thought, Robert looked up and said, "Be not afraid." This is how he lived, loved, and served.
Memorial Services: Oakville: Friday, July 12, 2019 at 4 p.m. followed by 5 p.m. reception, Clearview Church 2300 Sheridan Garden Dr.Vancouver: Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 3 p.m. followed by 4 p.m.
reception, St. John's Shaughnessy Church 1490 Nanton Ave.
If you know Robert, you'd know he would hate a wasted opportunity. Please, in lieu of flowers and in a spirit of generosity that Robert emulated, donations to Opportunity International Canada towards a project close to his heart in Honduras https:// http://www.opportunityinternational.
ca/struthers or the Canadian Mental Health Association (Halton Region Branch) to support free walk in counselling services would be appreciated. https:// app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/ CanadianMentalHealthAssociat i_3RobertStruthersTribute.html
NATALIE WACZKO CRATE
June 27, 1973 - July 7, 2014 "Our candle in the night Our rainbow after the rain, always" For ever loved by your devoted family.
MAX FIRTEL June 30, 1955 - July 06, 1995 You were the rose-coloured glasses in my life. I won't ever forget you. Love, Marie
SHANNON L. HAMM July 7, 1992 Remembering you as I do every day, 27 years after your passing.
Love, Amir In Loving Memory DR. WILLIAM G. MACRAE aka Bill, Billy, Popo April 30, 1940- July 7, 2017 Dearly loved and missed by Minnie and Family.
WILLIAM A. NEATE 1926 - 2014 Bill, It has been 5 long years and I miss you more each day My love as always, Monica