Saturday, June 30, 2018
C.M., MD, FRCSC
1923 - 2018
Peacefully at Grace Manor, Ottawa, June 24, 2018. Loving husband of Molly (nee Mary F. Burnett) for 62 wonderful years. Beloved father of Douglas (Janet), John (Arlene), James (Pamela), Mary Jane, and Beth (Gregory Park). Cherished Poppa of Christy (Matt Carlson), Gillian, Gordon, Ian, William, Ross, Molly, and three great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by his parents, Rev. Dr. B. Douglas and Katharine (McBeath) Armstrong, and sister, Margaret.
Born in Hong Kong to Presbyterian missionaries, raised in rural Ontario, he graduated from Queen's University (Meds 1948), and trained in orthopaedic surgery in Canada and England.
In 1954, began his surgical practice in Ottawa and became internationally recognized for his skills as a surgeon, teacher, mentor and innovator in the development of modern spine surgery. Believed deeply in sharing his knowledge and techniques to benefit others, training medical professionals from around the world and never accepting royalties for medical devices he invented. Long, productive relationship with National Research Council. Former Chief of Orthopaedics, Ottawa Civic Hospital; practised at Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario; first Medical Director of Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre; Professor of Surgery, University of Ottawa; Past President of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association; founding member and Past President of the Scoliosis Research Society; Honorary Professor of Surgery, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences.
Highly regarded for his compassion and humility, Gordon is also remembered for his keen sense of humour. In retirement, he enjoyed repairing antique clocks His greatest joy was spending time with his family at his cottage at Aylen Lake, farm near Merrickville, or home in Ottawa.
Visitation Friday, July 27, 6-8 p.m., at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry West Chapel, 150 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa.
Memorial service Saturday, July 28, 11 a.m., at St. Andrew's Church, 82 Kent St., Ottawa, followed by reception. Private interment at Pinecrest Cemetery. The family gratefully acknowledges the care of Grace Manor and Dr. Lloyd Rossman. Gifts to Presbyterian World Service and Development or Carefor Community Services would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.
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MARY DEBORAH BENNETT (nee Ferrier)
November 28, 1947 Hudson, QC - June 27, 2018 Ottawa, ON
The world lost a great woman on Wednesday morning when our beloved Deborah passed peacefully at home in Ottawa after a brief but difficult battle with lung cancer.
Deborah was an intrepid young woman who left home at sixteen to attend boarding school in New York and then moved to London, England to start a career in marketing. Her father's passing brought her back to Canada in her early 20's where she became an active member of the Toronto Junior Chamber of Commerce. It wasn't long before she met a dashing Provincial Cabinet Minister who won her heart. After what Deborah called a "lengthy courtship", she and Claude were married in 1977 and just over a year later welcomed a daughter, Natalie. Two years after that, son, Winston arrived to round out the Bennett family of four.
Deborah travelled the world with Claude and was always at his side for the seemingly endless events on a politicians social calendar. At home, she carried the burden of raising two young children while Claude's demanding career often took him away from the family. Deborah knew she had to embrace the political life - both good and bad - and she did it like everything in life, with grace and strength.
After the family moved to Ottawa in 1986, Deborah devoted herself to being a full-time volunteer. She was involved in a number of causes - Variety International, Elmwood School, the International Women's Club of Ottawa and, most notably, the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre.
Publicly, Deborah will be remembered as a tireless volunteer who ran the gift shop at "the Perley" for over 25 years. She poured her heart, soul and waking hours into an endeavour whose sole purpose was to serve the needs of the ailing elderly and veterans while raising funds to enhance their quality of life. We often teased her that she ran the store like a Fortune 500 company (both in terms of effort and management style) but it never bothered her - volunteerism was her true calling. Words can't express how honoured she was when her fellow volunteers put her name forward to receive the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award in 2008.
Privately, we remember her as an incredibly caring and thoughtful wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great friend who put everyone else's happiness and health before hers. She carried this selflessness through to the end and we believe she left us early to save us from worrying about her any longer.
Those who had the privilege to really know Deborah also knew she operated in her own time zone - Deborah Time. Unlike any standardized time, this was generally about a half hour to a full hour behind whatever schedule she happened to be on. Deborah loved hosting and was a great cook. Though the meals may have been served later than anyone anticipated (see above) they were always incredibly delicious. She liked to do crosswords, loved a good game of Scrabble and never met a cup of coffee that was too strong.
She was one of a kind and she was amazing.
Deborah is survived by Claude, her husband of 41 years; her daughter, Natalie; grandsons, Liam and Owen; son, Winston; daughter-in-law, Erin; and granddaughter, Sloane. She will be missed and her memory cherished by many relatives and friends and all those who volunteered by her side.
We encourage anyone with fond memories of Deborah to join us for a celebration of her life at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club on July 18, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made in Deborah's name to the Perley and Rideau Veteran's Health Centre Foundation. To do so, please visit http://www.perleyrideau.ca and click on "Donate Now".
Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at http://www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com.
LYNNE JENNIFER BODDY (nee Baskett)
Peacefully, at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the age of 66. Beloved daughter of the late Cyril A. Baskett and the late Vivian (Temple) Baskett. Dear cousin of Patrick Baskett (Susan), the late Anne (Baskett) Getgood (James), David Temple (Barbara), Susan (Temple) Bassett (Douglas), Donald Temple (Lynda), Brian Clark (the late Jane Enlow), Andrew Clark (Betsy) and their families. Lynne will be greatly missed by her good friends in Toronto and Muskoka.
Thank you to the staff of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Veteran's Palliative Unit for their caring support. These thanks would be incomplete without a special mention of Lynne's dear friend, Teresa Casella, who worked tirelessly to support her to the end.
A celebration of life will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) on Thursday, July 5 at 11:00 a.m. Private interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
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KATHRYN ANN CALDICOTT (née Ryan)
June 23, 1951 - June 24, 2018
Kathy chose a medically assisted death at her home in Vancouver after prolonged suffering from a rare neurodegenerative disease.
Spending time with family was her greatest joy and brought her peace and happiness during her last days.
Her loving family included her devoted husband, Norm; sons, Adam and Patrick; adored grandchildren, Sean, Ronin, Lochlan, and Declan; siblings, Jim, Tom, and April; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Predeceased by her father, Vincent; mother, Ann; and stepmother, Nora; Kathy was grateful for the critical role her Aunt Peggy, Aunt Ruth, and Uncle Ellis played during her childhood.
Kathy was a keen advocate for Deaf children as well as organizations providing support for adults with developmental disabilities. She gave her heart and time freely and in return was loved and respected by many.
A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on July 22, 2018 at the Burnaby Lake Rugby Clubhouse.
Informal dress please.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network or Family Network for Deaf Children.
DAVID DeWOLFE BENTLEY
B. Comm, FCPA, FCA
Born in Westlock, Alberta in 1924, David passed away peacefully in Edmonton on June 23, 2018.
David is survived by his children, Bruce (Carol), Jennifer (Mike) Elliott and Carolyn (Jay) Reid.
He will be forever remembered by his seven grandchildren, Cale and Jase Bentley, Lauren and Matthew Elliott, Afton, Paris and Eden Reid; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his loving and much loved wife, Janet; his parents, Grace DeWolfe Bentley and Arthur Bentley, who lived in Westlock for 65 years; and his sisters, Allison Sumner, Mary Stibbards and Shirley MacDonald, who all resided on Salt Spring Island at the time of their deaths.
David spent the depression years in Westlock before moving to Edmonton to attend the University of Alberta. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1946 and joined the firm of Winspear Hamilton Anderson, Chartered Accountants as an articling student. He received his CA designation in 1950 and was admitted as a partner in 1952. He served as Managing Partner of the Edmonton office and Chair of the National Management Committee of the firm prior to the merger with Deloitte Haskins and Sells in 1980. Until his retirement from the firm in 1987 he was Managing Partner of the Deloitte Edmonton office and a member of the National Management Committee.
David was very active in his profession sitting on the Alberta Institute of Chartered Accountants Council from 1967-72 and as President in 1971-72. He was awarded a Fellow of the Institute in 1974. He also represented Alberta on the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants Board and was a member of that body's Executive Committee. He always said he could not have chosen a better career and enjoyed immensely the contact with clients, the variety of work and the satisfaction of helping people. The opportunity to work with individuals the calibre of Francis Winspear, the many talented partners of the firm, and members of the Edmonton business community was a rewarding experience. David enjoyed new challenges and staying active in the business world.
In 1987, David took on an interesting second career acting as a consultant to his longtime friend Eldon Foote with respect to his businesses in Japan and the South Pacific. He assisted Eldon with his personal affairs and his philanthropic activities until Eldon's death in 2004. Working with the Edmonton Community Foundation and the Lord Mayors Charitable Fund in Australia, David continued to carry out Eldon's wishes to fund long term giving.
Volunteering in the community was very important to David. He was a founding director of the Citadel Theatre in 1965 with his friends Joe Shoctor, Sandy Mactaggart and others. He served as Treasurer and President (through the construction of the new Citadel) of the Board of Directors. He then joined the Board of Governors serving a number of years as its Chair and remained active until his passing. He was a member of the Board of the Edmonton Eskimos including Treasurer in the early 1960's. He was on the initial board of the Edmonton Convention and Tourism Authority and was its Chair in 1986-7. Involvement with education led David and Janet to establish bursaries and scholarships at various high schools, the University of Alberta and the Chartered Professional Accountants Institute. For their philanthropy David and Janet were awarded the 2017 CPA Education Foundation Impact Award.
David met Janet Covey at a wedding in 1950 and they were married in 1956.
They had a wonderful life, spending 62 happy years together. Family was paramount and they took every opportunity to spend time with each other.
David felt blessed that the children, their spouses, and all the grandchildren got along so well. Travel was a big part of his life, and he particularly enjoyed many adventures with the entire family to interesting destinations around the world. He and Jan were fortunate to experience decades of travel with friends Bill and Dorothy Astle, as well as Eldon Foote while working in the South Pacific and Asia.
David was an avid fan of the Oilers and the Eskimos, having had football season tickets since 1949. He was an enthusiastic skier when his family was young and a fervent golfer in his 70s and 80s. He also collected art, stamps, coins and beer mugs and enjoyed the challenges of the stock market.
The family would like to thank the kind and compassionate Caregivers at Devonshire Mews, Dr Sandra Kavanaugh, Dr Gary Samycia and the doctors and nursing staff at the Mazankowski Heart Function Clinic.
If so desired memorial donations may be made to the Citadel Theatre, the David and Janet Bentley Family Fund at the Edmonton Community Foundation or a charity of one's choice.
A celebration of David's life will be held in the fall of 2018.
PROFESSOR PETER CHRISTOFFERSEN
1967 - 2018
Altid elsket, aldrig glemt
It is with the deepest sorrow and sense of loss that we announce that Peter Christoffersen passed away peacefully on June 22, 2018 surrounded by the warmth and love of family. Although his years with us were too few, his impact on our lives was enormous and will be everlasting. A beloved husband, son, brother, father, friend and colleague, Peter was a world-renowned scholar, insightful teacher, trusted mentor, respected leader, attentive listener, and voracious reader.
Even as his physical health failed him, his knowledge expanded, his enthusiasm for new endeavors never wavered, and he continued to love intellectual debate and conversation. His amazing sense of humor, one-liners, and recollection of stories always kept the conversation interesting, lively, and fun, leaving us with so many vivid memories of good times, laughter and his contagious, ear-to-ear smile.
Growing up as an innkeeper's son in Denmark, studying high school in Michigan, completing his doctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania, marrying a Canadian in Denmark and raising a family in Canada while teaching as a professor at McGill and then the University of Toronto, Peter travelled the world with a curiosity, openness, and willingness to explore. With strong roots and connection to his Danish family, Peter learned early in life the importance of family, hard work, and strong personal values that will forever be a part of his legacy. These qualities have all served as the foundation of a fulfilling and productive life rewarded with countless academic accolades, teaching awards, and numerous personal achievements including appointments with the International Monetary Fund, Model Validation Council of the Federal Reserve System, and numerous editorial boards. As the TMX Chair in Capital Markets at Rotman, Fellow at the Bank of Canada, Visiting Scholar at Copenhagen Business School, author of well over 50 articles, books, and book chapters, and advisor to more than 20 doctoral students, Peter was an outstanding academic with profound impact in the field of risk management. His unassuming and down-to-earth nature belied his extraordinary contributions to the academic community.
Peter's kind heart, loyalty, and loving nature will be forever missed by his wife, Susan; sons, Nicholas and Phillip; parents, Jenna and Johannes; and brother, Jacob. Always the optimist and source of strength, inspiration, and wise counsel, Peter has touched the lives of so many, particularly his extended family in Michigan and British Columbia.
The family is enormously grateful to his dedicated oncologist and all the many health care workers who fought alongside Peter in his long battle with cancer.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sunnybrook Foundation or to a scholarship that will be established in Peter's name at the Rotman School of Management (development@ rotman.utoronto.ca).
A funeral service will be held on July 7 at 11 a.m. at the Danish Lutheran Church, 72 Finch Avenue West, North York, ON. For the broader Rotman and University communities, a celebration of his life will be held on July 18 at 3.30 p.m. at the Rotman School of Management.
PRABIR KUMAR DHAR March 2, 1942 - Kolkata, India June 27, 2018 - Calgary, Alberta
Prabir Kumar Dhar, beloved husband of Anjana Dhar of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.
Prabir is survived by his loving wife, Anjana; son, Parag; daughter, Sanghamitra; and son-in-law, Richard; and granddaughter, Anika (Didibhai).
Funeral Services will be held at Calgary Crematorium Chapel, 3219 - 4th Street N.W., (within the valley of Queen's Park Cemetery) on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home.
Please forward condolences through http://www.calgarycrematorium.com.
HILDA MARY DROHAN (Van Watteghem)
God called Hilda June 18, 2018 at 96. She was predeceased by Arthur Brooks Drohan, her husband of more than 62 years; leaves behind her children and their partners, Michael (Ruby) Patricia (Scott), David (Alison), and Timothy; by her grandchildren, David Jr., Christopher, Mary, Cathryn (Steven), Sarah, Emma and Jason (Rachel); also greatgrandchild, Lucy Patricia; and a vast number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Hilda Drohan was one amazing, fabulous women. From humble beginnings in Wallaceburg, to life in the Bahamas, then back to Mississauga. She enjoyed bridge, cooking and laughing with friends and family. She will be dearly missed.
If desired, the family asks you to consider a donation to Sick Kids Foundation or the CNIB.
We would like to thank Castle Peak Retirement Residence (Bracebridge) & Muskoka Landing Care Centre (Huntsville) for their kind and compassionate care.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
COMMA MAE IRVING (Abbot t )
Better known as "Gramma" passed away June 20, 2018, after a long, fulfilled life at 106. Mae survived her sister, Cora; her husband, Maurice; her daughter, Cora; and son-in-law, Fergy. She leaves behind her grandchildren, Suzette, Andrew (Gladiola), Krista (Nicholas); and greatgrandchildren, Alexander, Angie, Eric, Brynna, and Amelia; and many dear friends.
Comma Mae was born in Vancouver, however lived in numerous cities throughout her life, with her family. As a young adult, Mae worked for the telephone company as a switchboard operator until she met and married Maurice, the love of her life and then were blessed with their only child Cora, in 1943.
She had a love for life, people, and animals and touched the hearts of everyone she met! A celebration of life is being held at 2:00 p.m. on July 4, 2018 at First Memorial Boal Chapel and Memorial Gardens, 1505 Lillooet Rd. in North Vancouver. All are welcome to attend and share memories. She has influenced us all and we would love if you brought stories, memorabilia, pictures to display, or even a sweet treat to celebrate the life of this incredible lady.
1928 - 2018
On June 18, 2018, in his 90th year. Ian Halliday, beloved husband of 67 years to Norma Halliday (Mobley), whom he dearly loved and cherished. He was predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Edith Halliday; his brother, Bruce; and his son, Mark. He will be missed by his family of whom he was proud and dearly loved, including son, John (Elizabeth) of New Hamburg; daughter, Janet (Robert McNaught) of Campbellcroft; grandchildren, Patricia Halliday, Peter Halliday and Ian McNaught; step-grandsons, Shane and Blair McNaught. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Elizabeth Halliday of Tavistock. He was a devoted uncle, great uncle and great-grandfather.
Ian was born on November 10, 1928 in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. As a result of the family's frequent moves, he attended schools in Saskatoon, Montreal West, Toronto and Ottawa, where he graduated from Lisgar Collegiate in 1945.
Ian received his BA in Mathematics and Physics (Astronomy option) from the University of Toronto in 1949 followed by an MA (1950) and PhD (1954) from the same institution. Shortly after completing his PhD, he began a lifelong scientific career, first at the Dominion Observatory in Ottawa and later as part of the Upper Atmosphere Research Section of the National Research Council (later the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics). While his earliest research involved stellar spectroscopy, most of his career focused on work in the general area of meteor astronomy. His meteor research covered a wide breadth of topics including meteor spectroscopy, fireball and crater studies in addition to meteorite recovery. He also conducted innovative research in other areas of planetary astronomy ranging from estimation of the diameter of Pluto to studies of comets.
Among his major scientific accomplishments was identification of the auroral green line in meteor spectra, an observation which helped in understanding the role played by meteors in interactions with the upper atmosphere. He led the establishment and operation of the Meteorite Observation and Recovery project (MORP), a pioneering network of cameras in Western Canada designed to recover recently fallen meteorites. The Innisfree meteorite, recovered in Alberta as part of the MORP program in 1977, was only the 3rd meteorite fall at the time to have a measured orbit. It became one of the earliest direct observations establishing that meteorites originate from the main asteroid belt. His later analysis of many hundreds of MORP fireballs produced the still definitive estimate of fireball and meteorite impact rates at the Earth.
His career was particularly distinguished by his service to the wider scientific community. This included as Editor of the Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada from 1970-1975 and as national President of the RASC from 1980-1982. He served as President of the International Astronomical Union Commission #22 (Meteors, Meteorites and Interplanetary Dust) from 1976-1979. Recognition of his lifelong contributions to Astronomy in Canada included election as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1979, receiving the RASC Gold Medal in 1949 and Service Award in 1974 in addition to the Queen's Silver Jubilee medal in 1977. Internationally, his contributions to the broader field of meteoritics are reflected in his election as a fellow of the Meteoritical Society in 1962. Asteroid 3944 was named Halliday by the International Astronomical Union in 1989 in his honour.
His passion for science and astronomy continued long after his retirement, advocating for the role of science in public policy and mentoring a new generation of young astronomers. An avid hockey fan, he assisted Norma in the care of their extensive gardens and enjoyed spending time at the family cottage on Big Clear Lake where he had spent many summers as a child.
Ian bore the numerous illnesses he experienced over the last few months without complaint; his cheerful disposition never wavering. He treated everyone with courtesy and respect. He will be remembered for his modesty, generosity, good humour and gentle nature.
In accordance with Ian's wishes, there will be no funeral service. Cremation has taken place with interment to take place at a future date at Pinecrest Cemetery. Donations may be made in Ian's memory to the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada or the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
ANTHONY JOHN KIRBY June 30, 1932 June 23, 2018
Anthony (Tony) Kirby, brother of Michael William Kirby, brotherin-law to Christine Lesley Kirby, uncle to Adam Richard Kirby and Dr Ann Susan Kirby, will be sadly missed by his family and many devoted friends. Tony was lucky to have lived a long and productive life in his own unique and independent fashion. Many years were spent with Deirdre Moffett of New Zealand, his one and only true life partner.
An online memorial page will be available at Amherst Funeral and Cremation Services Inc.
of Vancouver, B.C. Memorial donations may be made to Doctors without Borders, a worthy cause supported by Tony over many years.
A celebration of life event will be held at The Sylvia Hotel in Vancouver on August 11, 2018, 1:304:30 p.m., for family and friends.
ROBERT MOFFAT KIRBY
Died on June 26, 2018, surrounded by his family, holding hands and telling jokes right up to the end.
Bob, also known as "Rip" (after a comic strip detective from the '40s) and "Bobby" to his six grandchildren, was born on March 9, 1927. He is survived by his wife, Joyce (nee Gillanders); children, Jim, Sue (John Mealey), and Doug (Martha McCarthy); and grandchildren, Griffin, Madelyn, Thomas, Jake, Peter, and Brooke.
Bob grew up in Etobicoke and was an avid and talented athlete. He played Varsity football for Queen's University. He was not necessarily built like a football player, but he was a speedy tailback with a massive competitive spirit and an exceptional ability to trashtalk. He remained good friends and in regular contact with his high school and university friends for all of his life. A charming and affable character, Bob was a successful corporate executive, working for many years in the watch business, where he served as President of Omega and, later, President of Longines.
One winter day in 1956, standing at the top of what is now known as Happy Valley at Blue Mountain, Bob met Joyce Gillanders. It was love at first sight. She was a fabulous athlete and a gorgeous person inside and out. Rip was smitten, and legend has it that he broke up with his many other girlfriends immediately. Bob and Joyce adored each other and lived a beautiful life of friendship, laughter and fun. Never a harsh word passed between them. Last month, Bob and Joyce celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Their marriage was a shining example of true devotion and companionship.
Bob's golf career was legendary.
Highlights include losing the Ontario Juniors to Moe Norman, volunteering at the Canadian Open when Arnold Palmer won his first professional match, and winning the Canadian Seniors.
He was Captain of Weston, Club champ a few times, and collected too much hardware at Weston and Cranberry to list. He scored 6 holes-in-one, the last of which he made at age 90 to such fanfare that he was featured in the local paper. True to form, when he posed for the picture, Bobby held a left-handed club and wore bare feet. When asked why, he replied, "Because it was funny and I wanted to see how many people would even notice." Even in a moment in which he might have enjoyed the limelight, Bobby chose modesty and humour.
Bob was a dedicated volunteer, particularly in alpine skiing and at The Peaks, where he volunteered for decades, on and off the hill, from the famous World Cup Bee-Hive Race in 1961 to buying the Club back from Blue to the "official homologation" of the hill by FIS, and much more. He was a longtime Alpine Ontario and CSA board member and served as Chair of the AOA. He cofounded the Peaks Auction in the '60s with a goal of raising $1,000 for the racing program; last year, members donated almost $100,000 at the Auction, and Bob was there bidding.
As a grandfather, Bobby was the best ever. He drove his grandchildren across the province to ski races, enthusiastically volunteering for even the most early or difficult commutes. He and Joyce stood at the bottom of the hill, or side of the field, or in the audience, for virtually every race, game or performance. One of his most cherished memories was an all-family trip to Vail, Colorado with his children and grandchildren to celebrate his 80th birthday. He had certain mandatory rules in Vail - up the gondola early, calculate your daily vertical feet and compare with others (bragging encouraged), and always end the day with a high-speed cruiser down Simba on the way to après.
In his last months, Bob was as kind and cheerful as ever.
Knowing he was nearing the end, he held private meetings with his children and grandchildren to tell them of his everlasting love, along with, of course, many jokes and funny anecdotes.
Bob Kirby touched all he met with his infectious love of life.
His attitude of choosing to be positive, each and every day, is perhaps his greatest legacy.
The family will be hosting a celebration of life on Friday, July 6th at 4 p.m. at Georgian Peaks Main Lodge, Hwy. 26 at Peaks Road, Thornbury, ON. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Campbell House Hospice at 240 Erie Street, Collingwood (705) 444-2555, or to the Georgian Peaks Foundation, attention: Marg Jones, (519) 599-6771.
PAOLO LAROCCA Paul's Hairstyling
Paul's Hairstyling Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, in Toronto, Ontario, on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at the age of 83.
Beloved husband of Filomena.
Loving father of Nick (Josie), Luigi (Jeannette), and Anna (Frank Guzzo). Adored grandfather of Filomena (Paolo Donatelli), Angela (Danilo D'Amico), Marco, Sabrina, Massimo, Dominic and Matteo. Dear great-grandfather of Sofia, Alessia, Gianluca, and a fourth great-grandchild on the way. Cherished brother of Amalio (Gina), Antoinetta (Antonio), the late Domenic, the late Angelo and the late Michele. Caring brother-in-law of Maria, Celeste, and Maria.
Paul was the proprietor of Paul's Hairstyling in Toronto for over 60 years. Paul acknowledges his employees Frank, Angelo, Ralph and Beatrice for all their wonderful contributions to the business. Paul would also like to thank his loyal customers for their patronage and encouragement over the years.
The family will receive friends at the Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home, 211 Langstaff Road East (west of Bayview Ave.) from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 1 and Monday, July 2. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated within the funeral home in the Chapel of St. Joseph on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. The final rite of committal will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery (8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Prostate Cancer Canada.
Online condolences and directions may be found at http://www.catholic-cemeteries.com.
MARGARET RUTH McCALLUM (née Pushman) "Billie"
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and matriarch on June 27, 2018 after a lengthy illness. Billie ("Bilo") is survived by her daughters, Dale (Robert) Sutherland, Peggy, and Cathy (Michael Cork); grandchildren, Jamie, Ashley (Simon Beatty), Matthew (Megan), Christine, Jamie, Erin, Nicole, and Jordan; and greatgrandchildren, Lauren and Noah. She is predeceased by her husband, James McCallum and her brother, Donald Pushman (Marjorie).
She was an elegant woman of great kindness, wisdom, and grace who dedicated herself to her family. We are eternally grateful. The family will welcome visitors on Thursday, July 5 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. West, and at a celebration of Mom's life on Friday, July 6 at 1 p.m. at Muir Park Residences, 2900 Yonge St., Toronto, following a private family service.
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make donations to the Stony Lake Heritage Foundation or Bridgepoint Health Foundation.
RONALD JOSEPH MCMASTER
Peacefully, in his 93rd year, Ronald Joseph McMaster passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018. A beloved husband to Joyce and devoted father to Michele (Stephen), Mark (Suzanne) and Chris (Dave), Ron was an adoring Poppa to his seven grandchildren, Shannon, Dana, Kiera, Nicholas, Ryan, Kyle and Conor. He will be greatly missed by his loving sister-inlaw, Ina and his dear niece, Cathy.
In his working life he inspired hundreds of students as a teacher of English at Forest Hill Collegiate, UTS and the Faculty of Education where he chaired the English Department for 20 years, honoured with the title of Professor Emeritus. He was a noted author of high school English textbooks, including Creative Composition, Black, Bright and Grey, and the McMaster Language Series. He modeled the values of kindness, compassion and devotion to family and shared his love of gardening, music and celebrating everything.
Loved with a love beyond all telling: missed with a grief beyond all tears.
You will live forever in our hearts.
There will be a private family Celebration of Life. Memorial Donations may be made to The Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5, 416-480-4483.
ROBERT HAROLD MCNUTT "Bob" July 4, 1937 June 23, 2018
Robert H. McNutt, age 80, died peacefully on Saturday, June 23, 2018 surrounded by his family.
He was born in Moncton, NB the younger of two children to Harold McNutt and Edith (Biddiscombe) McNutt. He enjoyed his youth with many friends and activities, particularly taking up golf which he continued to play his whole life. He attended the University of New Brunswick where he studied geology and then he went on to complete his PhD in geochemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
After marrying Paula Maslack in 1964, he moved to Hamilton, ON in 1965 where he began a long and illustrious career at McMaster University where his primary area of research was PreCambrian geochemistry. Career highlights include, over 80 peerreviewed publications, Chair of the Department of Geology and two terms as the Dean of Science at McMaster. From 19952002 he made a career move to Erindale College, which became the University of Toronto at Mississauga under his leadership as Principal and Vice-President.
After he retired in 2003, he continued to support McMaster whenever they called on him providing support as Interim Provost, Dean of the DeGroote Business School and Dean of Humanities. He then served as Executive Director of the Canadian Research Data Centre Network for five years.
In 2014 he received an honorary Doctorate from McMaster University in recognition of his lifelong service to McMaster. As well as his academic career, he contributed to his community representing the liberal party as the candidate for Halton West in the provincial election in 1971.
His passion for the environment was expressed by serving on the board of the Ontario Public Interest Research Group in Hamilton in the 1970's.
He will be missed by his friends, colleagues and family. Robert was greatly loved and is survived by his wife, Paula; daughter, Szanne McNutt and her son, Logan of Oshawa, ON; son, Christopher and his three sons, Zac, Max, and Liam of Whitehorse, YT; daughter, Amy McNutt of Maple Ridge, BC; and sister, Jean Cheeseman of Westchester, PA.
A celebration of life was well attended at the home of the family where he was honored for his generosity, integrity and fairness towards all people.
Donations to the Bob McNutt Award at McMaster University will be gratefully received by calling (905) 525-9140 ext. 24224 or by visiting http://alumni.mcmaster.ca/bobmcnutt.
DR. NANCY ISABEL MERRITT (nee Smith)
Dr. Nancy "Moo" Smith Merritt died peacefully at home on June 27, 2018, holding her daughters' hands and surrounded by loving family. Survived by her husband, Dr. Richard Merritt; and two daughters, Tiffany Merritt (Eric Partington) and Susannah Merritt (Jonathan Link); she was the adored "Gammy" of Oscar, Althea, Alec and Mavis. She is also survived by her dear siblings, Monte Smith (Rose Marie), Joan Smith and her sister-in-law, Susan Merritt (Cameron Williams, deceased). Her extended family included nieces and nephews, Brian Smith, Catherine and Blake Williams and many cousins. Her life was enriched by her Aunt Isabel Powell and Uncle Jim Cruise.
Nancy was born in 1944 and raised on a farm near Port Dover, schooled locally and graduated from School of Medicine at Queen's University, Kingston. Her ophthalmological career spanned thirty-seven years in both Niagaraon-the-Lake and Niagara Falls.
Her interests were family and friends, travel, skiing, hiking, swimming, Book Club and "general tinkering," but her real passion was for her daughters and in her later years, her beloved grandchildren.
Nancy and her family are forever grateful to her medical team, especially Dr. Al Covens, Dr. Gill Thomas, Dr. Xin Chong and Dr.
Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of her Life will occur in late summer, 2018.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Odette Cancer Center at Sunnybrook Hospital (https:// donate.sunnybrook.ca/tribute), Princess Margaret Hospital (http://thepmcf.ca/Ways-to-Give/ Donate-Now) and Pathstone Children's Mental Health (https:// http://www.pathstonementalhealth.ca/ foundation/tribute-program) Arrangements entrusted to Considerate Cremation & Burial Services, 52 Scott Street West, St. Catharines (between Ontario Street and South Service Road), 289-362-1144. Online condolences may be made at ccbscares.ca.
August 16, 1960 June 27, 2018
We sadly announce the death of Helen Murray. Born in Atikokan, ON, Helen sojourned throughout the country but ultimately settled in Hamilton. She was the mother of Jordan Murray (Meaghan) and the grandmother of Carter Murray. Helen was predeceased by her parents, Alf and Betty Murray, and her step-father, Ray Collins. She is survived by Jordan, Meaghan, Carter and her siblings.
Helen was possessed of a strong if sometimes troubled spirit. She adored her garden, all animals (except spiders), and railing against injustice, large and small.
A celebration of her life will be held at a date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations to Animal Angel Rescue Hamilton or another charity of choice would be appreciated.
MARY HELEN NANCEKIVELL (née McGregor)
Passed away at home on Saturday, June 16, 2018, surrounded by family.
Born and raised in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, Helen had a passion for travelling. Her keen sense of adventure brought her to work in England and to travel throughout Europe and South Africa. In 1973, she married a Canadian, which led her to permanently relocate to Canada two years later. On their journey to Canada, the couple made their way across Asia, travelling overland and exploring Nepal, northern India, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, and Turkey along the way. Eventually, after living and working in both Ottawa and Toronto, Helen and family settled in North Bay, Ontario.
Helen believed strongly in giving back to her community and was heavily involved in charitable work for over 26 years.
Her dedication to volunteer work benefited several non-profit organisations and, in particular, she worked tirelessly in support of the Dr. Herbert A. Bruce Chapter of the IODE.
Helen is survived by her husband of 44 years, Geoffrey Nancekivell; and by her daughter, Natasha Nancekivell. She is also lovingly remembered by her younger brother, Bruce; and by her older sister, Heather (Roser). Helen was predeceased by her parents, Clarris (Spargo) and Robert Allan McGregor; step-mother, Elsie (Small); and by her sisters, Margaret (Noonan), Barbara (Walton) and Glenda (Sutton). She leaves behind nieces, nephews, and cousins in Australia, Canada, and the United States.
An informal gathering in memory of Helen will be held at the family cottage at a later date. Friends and family are invited to make a donation to their favourite charity in Helen's name.
For online messages of condolences please visit www.
EDINA MARGARET CUMMING NEELANDS
(Known as Ena, Mom and Granny), died peacefully on June 20, 2018. Beloved wife to the late James McMurtry Neelands. Loving mother to Catherine (Brian), Patricia (David), Wendy (Dale), Barbara (Dan) and Peter (Michael).
Very proud Granny of Adam (Catalina), Nathan, Stephanie (Matthew), Alicia (Samuel), Jacqueline, Myles, Cory, Katrina, Hannah; and greatgrandson Memphis.
Edina (Ena) was born in Scotland in 1926 to British parents. The family was located in London, England when the WWII bombings began and she and her two siblings Jean and Ian were sent by ship to safety in Toronto. The Graingers hosted them with open arms and the families established a long-standing relationship.
Ena's life would change forever. She attended Forest Hill Village School and fell in love with the boy down the street - Jim Neelands, who would later become her husband of 52 years. After high school Ena enlisted in the Women's Royal Canadian Navy Service (WRENS) and contributed to the war effort using semaphore to signal ships into Halifax harbour.
After the war she returned to England, but made Canada her home when she married Jim in 1951.
Ena's family was the love of her life. She ran a busy household of five children with a sense of humour and adventure. Her Country Squire station wagon was always full of kids; her own, and others she volunteered to drive. She was an amazing cook - her Sunday roast beef dinner was legendary, as was her Christmas baking. She loved to play bridge with friends, play and watch tennis and in her later years enjoyed singing in the Dunfield choir and of course eating the occasional ice cream cone! She treasured spending time with her grandchildren and was always interested to hear about their latest escapades.
Ena and Jim loved to travel, and maintained close ties with her British roots. Their favorite trips were always visiting with family. Ena's happiest place was Hillsboro Beach, sitting on the beach with her feet dipped in the water watching the sunsets and hummingbirds.
Her kind heart, big smile and infectious laugh will be missed by all who knew her.
A private interment will take place. In memory of Ena please donate to the charity of your choice.
CYRIL HENRY JOHN PORT
Age 96, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto in the presence of his family. He is survived by his wife, Verena, five children and their partners, and three grandchildren.
He was born on July 15, 1921, in Stokeinteignhead, Devon, England to Henry John Port and Alice May. At 16, he joined the UK civil service.
During the Second World War, he joined the Royal Navy as an officer serving on HMS Wilton in the Arctic Convoys and in the Mediterranean. He was wounded while in service.
On September 18, 1948, he married Verena, and the couple immigrated to South Africa, where he worked for De Beers. Soon afterward, they immigrated to Canada, where he joined A.V. Roe (Avro Canada Ltd.). He later joined Du Pont Canada Ltd., retiring in the late 1980s, but continued work as a consultant until 2009.
He was a very loving and beloved, husband, father and grandfather, as well as a supportive neighbour and friend. He is sadly missed.
KJELL VIDAR TAGE RENSTRÖM
Passed away peacefully on Monday, June 25, 2018 at the age of 99. Beloved husband of the late Berta. Cherished father of Kaisa (Sandy) of Wilmot, New Hampshire and Annemarie Keiko (Gerry) of Oakville. Much loved Mofa of Jonathan (Gioia), Christopher (Kristen), Lisa (David), Kelly (Brandon) and Maria (Keegan).
Thank you to Dr. Roland Amolins and the wonderful staff on 3S and 3N of the Oakville Hospital.
A memorial service will be held in the upcoming weeks.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Swedish Lutheran Church in Toronto or the Salvation Army would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at http://www.koprivataylor.com.
MARLENE MARIE RITCHIE (nee Archer)
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Marlene on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the age of 90. After a long battle with bone cancer, she died peacefully.
Loving mother of Sarah (Stan) and Eric (Loan). Nurse, teacher, co-owner of Ritchie's auction house, and author...she was an inspiration to all who knew her, and she will be missed dearly.
A celebration of life will be held at the Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, Orangeville, Ontario on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Online condolences and cherished memories can be shared at w w w. d o d s a n d m c n a i r . c o m .
SHIRLEY DIANE SMITH
Passed away unexpectedly at home in Guelph on March 6, 2018. Shirley was born in Smiths Falls to Sidney and Evelyn Smith.
She had a positive attitude and determination to succeed. She graduated high school at the top of her class and went on to graduate from both Queen's University and University of Toronto.
Shirley and her life partner of more than 35 years, John Nicholson shared a love of travel and adventure, with both coasts of Canada, Australia and London being favorite places to visit.
Shirley was great support and loved her brother, Brian and sister, Bonnie Jean and would do anything in her power to help them. She was genuinely interested in the lives of her family and friends. Her open, giving nature and warm smile endeared her in the hearts of many and those who know her will miss her greatly.
May flights of angels sing you to rest.
February 5, 1913 - June 18, 2018
Lucky Keith enjoyed 105 healthy and happy years with a sense of humour and a sharp mind until his death. Keith enjoyed everything life had to offer.
He was born in Montreal and lived in the town of Mount Royal with parents, Irene (nee Joliffe) and Frederick, and siblings, Ruth (Haythorne) and Donald.
Growing up, he loved playing baseball, hockey and competitive tennis, spending much time at the Town of Mount Royal Tennis Club. He graduated from McGill (Science) and proudly returned to celebrate with fellow alumni for his 75th anniversary in 2011. Keith married Jean Paxton in Montreal in 1939 and together they had 4 children - Carolyn Coles, Beverley Szandtner (Andy), Ron (Janet), and Kathy (Pierre). Keith was a passionate worker, starting his career with Marconi in 1944 (earning 20 cents/hour on the factory floor) and quickly advancing to Manager, Personnel Relations. In 1945, he moved to Toronto to work with Rogers Majestic (Philips) and a year later moved his family there - the Kingsway first, then Thornhill.
Keith spent 32 years with Philips (Leaside in early years) in Industrial Relations and Purchasing, establishing a respected reputation as a tough bargainer and straight shooter who showed empathy and common sense in all of his dealings. In the early 50's Keith held the position of Chairman of the School Board in the township of Markham and Vaughan for several years. Outside of work, he continued his love of tennis and initiated the establishment of the community tennis courts in Thornhill. Through the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club, Keith met his second wife, Pat Turner (died in 2007), a native of Calgary, and they married in 1965.
Keith was a contributor- President, Central Ontario Industrial Relations Institute, Director, Personnel Association of Toronto and Canadian Manufacturer's Association. In the early 60's, while working with Philips, and with the help of the Federal Labour Dept. and the Ontario Dept. of Education, he was most proud of founding a new program called LEAP "Leaside Educational Assistance Project" whereby employees in four Leaside companies could complete their high school education while working. LEAP was a forerunner to the Ontario Community Colleges, where Keith continued to participate on the Council of Regents.
From 1968 to 1989, Keith participated in the International Labour Organization in Geneva, part of the UN, serving four 3-year terms, as Employer delegate, part of the governing body, employer VP of the ILO conference, and President of the International Organization of Employers. He established and maintained the many relationships he made throughout these years.
After retiring as VP at Philips in 1978, Keith and Pat moved to Shelter Valley, then Port Hope, and eventually Cobourg, where he was active within the communities, working on a variety of plans and projects including the Waterfront Implementation Project. His efforts were recognized with the naming of the "Keith Richan Foot Bridge" which crosses over the Ganaraska River at Mill Street in Port Hope. In 1996 he was honoured as Port Hope's "Senior of the Year" at the age of 83.
Keith's reputation was one of positive energy, enthusiasm, sound-straight thinking, persistence in completing the task at hand and always presenting a positive outlook. He loved his life full of friends, family, acquaintances, crosswords, reading, jazz and conversations. His 4 kids, 9 grandkids, and 10 great-grandkids will miss and affectionately remember his joie de vivre with amazement and admiration.
Join family, friends and colleagues on July 19, (1 to 4 p.m.) at the Woodlawn Inn in Cobourg to share stories and fond memories of his wonderful life which he lived to the fullest.
Flowers gratefully declined but memorial donations to the Northumberland Hills Hospital would be greatly appreciated. Condolences received at http://www.MacCoubrey.com.
HELEN PERRY BRYAN SMITH
At Toronto on Friday, June 22, 2018 Helen died peacefully in her sleep at The Bradgate Arms Retirement Residence in her 86th year. Helen was born on January 11, 1932 in Madison, Wisconsin. She was the only child of Dr. G.
S. Bryan, a Charleston, South Carolina-born scientist, and Katherine Neely Perry of Reedsburg, Wisconsin.
Helen graduated from Walnut Hill School, Natick, Mass. and graduated summa cum laude from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1953. After receiving a Master's degree in English and Library Science from the University of Wisconsin, Helen commenced a long career as a librarian in 1955 with the Boys and Girls House of the Toronto Public Libraries. She shared a discerning love of books with the library's young patrons and with her many friends of all ages. Her knowledge of literature and history was capacious, making her the best of conversationalists and someone to whom you could confidently apply for facts and discerning judgement. She punctuated walks with her Cairn terriers around her Toronto Poplar Plains neighbourhood with many stops to exchange thoughts on gardening, books, travel, religion, pets and poetry. She remembered birthdays and special events of every child in her neighbourhood. Her many friends, relatives and co-parishioners at St. Thomas Church remember fondly her steady stream of handwritten notes, cheerful or concerned, with their ardent under linings, quotes, quips and exclamation points.
In 1956, she married Ronald Morton Smith at Grace Episcopal Church in Madison, Wisconsin. Ronald, a native of Galashiels, Scotland had his own colourful history. After supporting the code breaking work undertaken at Bletchley Park during WWII, he returned to Oxford to complete his studies in Sanskrit and Avestan. Receiving an appointment at the East Asian Studies Department at the University of Toronto, he impressed faculty and students by wearing his kilt every day regardless of downpours, blizzards or other hazards. With Helen at the wheel and Ronald navigating, the couple set off on many a "toot" to enjoy the autumn foliage and visit friends around the province. Ronald predeceased Helen in 1996. Helen and Ronald also had an infant son, George Bryan Smith, who died in 1957. Helen is survived by her cousins, Mary Eagan and Libby Carr and Harriet Whitehorse; Ronald's nephew, John Robert Smith; John's wife, Ruth; and by her many, many friends.
A Requiem Mass will be held at St. Thomas's Anglican Church, 383 Huron Street, Toronto on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation will follow.
There will be no visitation. Helen requested that there be no memorial.
There will be a reception in the Parish Hall immediately following the service. Burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials, if desired, may be made to: The Cairn Terrier Club of Canada, c/o Mr. E.R. Wall, R.R. 3, Flesherton, ON N0C 1E0; The Secord Animal Hospital, 3271 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4N 2L5; The Pet Trust Fund, c/o Office of the Dean, Ontario Veterinary College, 50 Stone Road E., Guelph, ON N1G 2W1; or University of St. Andrews St. Salvators College, North Street, St. Andrews KY16 9AJ, UK. Designated as a memorial to Ronald M. Smith (M.A. 1939).
BEVERLEY JOYCE SPRAGGE (nee Hand)
On Thursday, June 28, 2018, Beverley left her family and friends far too soon for all of us.
She left - mostly - on her own terms. She had just bought a new car, gone to church, had lunch with a friend, and had enjoyed a quiet dinner with a glass of wine and an evening of British television. After almost 83 years of living, she is gone.
When they were just young girls, Mom's sister died. It was a difficult time for Mom, and when her dad was transferred for work prior to Mom completing high school, she chose to stay in Toronto. She moved in with another family, finished school, and then moved on to Ryerson. So began a fiercely independent life.
As a student at Ryerson and then at Teacher's College, Mom lived in an all-women's residence on St.
George Street. There she met her adopted sisters - Lorraine, Anna, Sandra, and the three Anne's.
They would remain friends forever. More important, she met the love of her life.
Bev and John agreed to marry in 1960, but true to form, Mom had already planned a trip to Europe with a girlfriend, so the wedding had to wait until that was over her independent spirit was part of what Dad loved about Bevy.
Mom was a fashion designer, teacher and wife before becoming a mom to David and then Suzanne.
She spent time at home with them while also working part-time at Northern Secondary, obtaining a BA in Sociology from Glendon University and volunteering tirelessly for the Big Sisters Association. She was a wonderful role model for all of us; intelligent, hard-working, generous, loyal, kind and strong-willed.
A third career came upon mom in the mid- '80s - she spent over 25 years as a successful real estate agent, first with Bosley and then with Johnston & Daniel. This was the perfect career for Mom as it demanded all the skills she embodied; tenacity, dedication, wisdom, patience and a strong work ethic.
Friends - people - made Mom very happy. Work, Group B, Big Sisters, the Church, Bookclub and Bridge, old friends, new friends, neighbourhood friends.
Mom gained much of her energy and happiness from all of these relationships and she would say that she was lucky and blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful people.
Mom's story is not yet complete.
John, David, and Suzanne were almost her everything until the five grandchildren began arriving in 1994. Daniel, Matthew, Brandon, Cameron, and Lara made her happy beyond words, and she gained joy beyond belief from spending time with them on their own, in groups, over the phone, on holidays.
Here are just a few of Mom's favourite things; time with the family at the cottage or at a chalet in Collingwood, New Years with the Craigleith Crew, playing games with Lara, annual photos with the grandkids to mark how much she had shrunk, taking Daniel and Matthew out on the town or chatting with them on the phone, travelling the world with friends, and Sunday mornings at Lawrence Park Community Church. Most important though - always present despite being absent for the past 10 years - was John.
Mom, Grandy, Bev - we will miss you always and carry you with us in our hearts and memories forever. You loved and are loved.
A celebration of life and a reception will be held in Lawrence Park Community Church (2180 Bayview Avenue) on Saturday, July 21 at 2:00 p.m. If you wish, please make a donation to the charity of your choice - it's what Mom would want. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
MORAG CAMPBELL STRATTON
It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that this morning, the world lost one of its brightest lights. Morag Campbell Stratton passed away at 4 a.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2018 after being tenderly cared for by the Palliative Care Team at St. Michael's Hospital.
Anyone who had the privilege to know her will not soon forget.
39 years ago, at the age of 23, she boarded her first plane, bound for Toronto and none of our lives would be the same again. Through her the Arrell's gained a new family in Scotland, and the Scots a new one in Canada. We are thankful for everything she gave us - friendship, compassion, inspiration, nurture, unending conversation and endless wit. The world deserved to have her for more than 62 years, but for the time we had, we are forever grateful.
She will be remembered by, in Scotland, Jim Stratton (Christine), David (Denise), Fay (Colin) and Ann (Willie); and many nieces and nephews whom she cherished dearly, and in Canada Tony and Anne Arrell; and their children, Laura (Erik Joyal), Cameron (deceased), Ashleigh (Andrew Creighton) and Nicole. Cherished Nan of 5 adopted "gandchildren", Peyton, Cameron and Mackenzie Joyal, and Marly and Rascal Creighton.
As Morag told one of the 2nd generation, I don't want tears, I want laughter. We carry those words in our hearts.
In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to Cystic Fibrosis Canada, St. Michael's Palliative Care or Princess Margaret Cancer Research. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
MARJORIE STEWART TIESSEN (nee Simpson)
On June 28, 2018, in her 92nd year, at West Park Long-Term Care Home in Toronto. She was the beloved wife to the late Dr. Herman Tiessen (1987), cherished mother to James Herman (Yoko Osuka) and Mary Elizabeth (Jeffrey Stringer), and the proud grandmother to Sayaka and Kyoko Tiessen and Levi and Amy Stringer. Marjorie was the daughter of the late James Simpson (1950) and Mabel Stewart Simpson (1954) and sister to Amy Clark McMahon (2008).
Marjorie - usually "Marj" - was a life member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Guelph where she was one of the church's first two woman elders. She also was a 1948 B Graduate of the Hamilton General Hospital. She enjoyed volunteering at the Guelph General Hospital, the Village by the Arboretum (Guelph) and at her church. Marj enthusiastically embraced new challenges, such as swimming lessons in her 40's, sign language in her 70's, and active engagement with technologies, including her iPad, into her late 80's.
Marj was most fortunate to share her commitment to others, essential pragmatism and warm yet sharp, sense of humour with a broad range of friends and, of course, her family.
The family wishes to thank all of those who contributed to Marjorie's life, particularly in her last years. This includes her wonderful network of friends and clinical supporters in Guelph and the caring staff both at the Village of Arbour Trails (Guelph) and West Park Long Term Care (Toronto).
Friends and family will be received from 1-2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3rd at Knox Presbyterian Church, 20 Quebec Street, Guelph.
Funeral service to be held at 2 p.m. followed by a reception at the church.
Arrangements entrusted to Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 519-822-0051 or http://www.wallcustance.com.
In memoriam tributes to the Hamilton Juravinski Cancer Centre or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
DENIS VAN AKIYAMA
May 28, 1952 - June 28, 2018 On a full moon morning, Denis went peacefully...into the light.
Visitation will be held at the Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mt. Pleasant Rd., on July 4th, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Funeral will be held on July 5th at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Canadian Cancer Society.
GEORGE YAN HENRY WIELGOSZ
George died at home, surrounded by family, on Sunday, June 24, 2018 after a hard-fought illness.
George's wife, Kristine; his two children, James and Joanna (Adam); brother and sister, Andreas (Bozena) and Irene (Joseph); nieces, nephews; and many colleagues and friends will forever cherish his memory.
George's contribution to music through his years of service at St.
Michael's Choir School and his never-ending pursuit of advancements in the fields of pharmacology and physiology will be missed, but live on in the scientific and healthcare communities.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) on Friday, July 6th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St.
Michael's Cathedral in Toronto on Saturday, July 7th at 10:00 a.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www.
FRANZ WIMMER 'Frank'
Born in Austria on February 11, 1921, a son of the late Franz and Anna (nee Birkmair) Wimmer, Frank passed away peacefully at Errinrung Residence in Thornbury on Wednesday June 27, 2018 at the age of 97.
Frank is survived by his devoted wife, Katharina 'Kitty' Wimmer whom he married on August 6, 1946 and with whom he shared his life and love for some 72 years.
Frank is remembered as a much loved father by his son, Steven Wimmer and wife, Elizabeth of North York; and Opa to their children, Zoe of Calgary and Katie of Halifax; and by his daughter, Suzy Hutchison of Barrie and her children, Alyssa of Eugenia and Brandon and Cassandra of Chatsworth.
Cremation has taken place and a private family disposition of Frank's ashes will take place at a later date.If so desired and as your expression of sympathy in lieu of flowers, donations to the Meaford Hospital Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, Box 556, Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0 to whom funeral arrangements have been entrusted.
Passed away peacefully on June 26, 2018 at the age of 91.
Joan will be remembered as a person who said yes to all that life had to offer. She was a positive voice in the world, intelligent, independent, organized, decisive, and strong, particularly in the face of adversity. Joan's special interests included travel, fitness, opera, lawn bowling, and bridge.
Above all, Joan had a big heart and was a kind and loyal friend.
Along with her two sisters, Helen and Kay, Joan was born in Uxbridge, Ontario to Pearl and Gib Crosby. She graduated from University of Toronto as an occupational therapist and worked as an OT at Workman's Compensation and then as a lecturer at U of T until she met and married "the guy next door" Ron Wylie. Ron and Joan were happily married for 24 years.
Although Joanie did not have children of her own, she was like a second mother to her niece and nephews, Patti Bunston Gunn, and David and Michael Bunston who, along with their children, will miss her unwavering love and support.
It was Joan's wish that no funeral service be held for her. We can all bid farewell to a life well lived in our own special way.