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Saturday, July 20, 2019 – Page B14


David Matheson and Sarah Gillin are very pleased to announce the birth of their handsome and strong son, Peter Franklin Douglas Matheson, at 4:16 p.m. on July 13, 2019, weighing 8 lbs.

10 oz. Franklin is welcomed by his paternal grandparents Linda Matheson-Deeks, Gordon Deeks, Paul Young and Donna Davis-Young and by his maternal grandparents Peter and Dianne Gillin. His Aunts and Uncles Peter and Stacey Matheson-Young, Andrew Gillin and Samantha Weng, Tom Jolliffe and Elizabeth Gillin and Claire Gillin are all overjoyed to meet the little man. His cousins Graydon, Caleb, Eve and Crosby Matheson-Young as well as Hazel Jolliffe are looking forward to countless hours of mischief together in the years to come.


March 20, 1928 July 17, 2019 We are deeply saddened to announce that Marg died peacefully, with her family by her side, at Belmont House long term care, on Wednesday, July 17.

Beloved wife of Allan McNiece Austin (Mac, 2018) for 66 years; adored mother of Allan (Lyn), Jim (Sue) and Tom (Rosaria); devoted and loving grandmother of Maggie (Jeremy Packard), Gren (Kimberley Dossett), Graham (Mallory Lazarus) and Michael (Felicia Birmingham).

Marg was the only child of William Armstrong Kyle and Euphemia Marguerite Hunter. She is survived by her cousins Bill Kyle in Pointe Claire, QC and Fergus Kyle in Burlington, ON.

Marg was born in Toronto and attended Parkdale Collegiate Institute and Branksome Hall, before going on to Victoria College at the University of Toronto, where she earned a BA in sociology.

After completing university she worked for the Bell Telephone Company in customer service.

Marg married Mac Austin in 1951 and soon began managing their busy family life, which centred on their three sons, and included their home in Toronto, their cottage on Shadow Lake, and "that male chauvinist pig of a dog."

Marg worked for many years for the Volunteer Centre of Toronto, which recognized her contributions with an award.

She enjoyed sports, including golf, curling and skiing. She also loved travelling, to the South and to Europe, particularly the south of France.

She was a dedicated and longtime member of Eglinton-St.

George's United Church.

Mac and Marg moved into the retirement side of Belmont House in June, 2013. From then until Mac's death she worked valiantly to support and care for him as his life was taken over by Alzheimer's Disease.

We are profoundly thankful for the care she received from the whole team at Belmont House, and her personal caregiver, Yeshi Choedon.

A celebration of Marg's life is planned for late summer.

Please consider a donation in her name to the Belmont House Foundation, 55 Belmont Street, Toronto, ON M5R 1R1. Condolences may be forwarded through


July 12, 1922 July 13, 2019 We have lost a good man.

Jim passed away the day after his 97th birthday having enjoyed a long and full life.

He is survived by Jackie, his beloved wife of almost 69 years; his children, David (Kelly), Susan (Peter) and John (Verlee); seven grandchildren, Diane (A.J.), Debbie, Daniel (Kelly), Jim, Stephen, Sean and David; and a great-granddaughter Adaline.

Jim was born in Webbwood, Ontario into a railroading family and after obtaining his BASc (Civ) in 1946 from the University of Toronto he continued the family tradition and joined the CPR. He started as a transitman and rose through the ranks to the position of Executive Vice-President for Western Canada. In 1990, he was named Transportation Person of the Year by the B.C. & Yukon Transportation Industry for "Personal Achievement and Outstanding Contribution to the Transportation Industry". He retired that same year.

His career took him and his family to Sudbury, North Bay, Toronto, Smith Falls, Schreiber, Toronto (again) and finally Vancouver.

Wherever he worked, he earned the respect of others as an exceptional railroader who was tough but fair. He was famous for his vice grip handshake. His job often meant he was away from home but he had the love and support of Jackie and he knew that his successful career would not have been possible without her.

Jim was not one to blow his own horn but led by the example he set for honour and integrity both at work and in his personal life.

He was a great athlete. At university, he played varsity hockey, football, rugby and participated in track and field. In his graduating year his classmates selected him for the Most Outstanding Athletic Services to the University and Faculty Award.

He played hockey into his 90's and any opponent soon learned to stay away from his elbows! For many years, he was an enthusiastic participant in the Snoopy's World Hockey Tournament in Santa Rosa, often joined by his son David and Jim's best friend and co-worker Bob Morrish.

A longtime member of Capilano Golf and Country Club, he loved the game and continued to play until he was 92.

Jim loved his grandchildren and he and Jackie were enthusiastic supporters of all their activities, attending countless hockey, ringette, lacrosse and baseball games.

He was generous to a fault. For many years he donated annually to at least 43 diverse charities. If you wish to honour his memory, you can follow his example and make a donation to the charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank Dad's caregivers of the last several years and the home care nurses who helped make his last days easier. They are all wonderful people.

An informal reception in his honour will be held on Sunday, July 21st from 3-5 p.m. at 1905 Peters Road, North Vancouver, B.C.

To write a condolence to the family, please visit


On Thursday July 18, 2019 at Baycrest. Formerly of Montreal.

Beloved wife of the late Herman Cohen, and loving partner of Bill Kofsky. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Dr. Jeffrey Davidson and Thomas Morphis of San Francisco, and Marvin and Marcy Davidson of Newton, Massachusetts. Dear Sister and sister-in-law of Ben and the late Chana Marmur, and the late Ida and John Share. Devoted grandmother of Daniel, and Michael and Alexis Davidson, as well as many loving nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. West, Toronto (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday July 21, 2019 at 10:00 am. Interment Pardes Chaim Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Baycrest Foundation,416-785-2875,

H. JOAN CUMMING (née Russell)

April 20, 1933 - July 18, 2019 Joan passed peacefully in her 87th year with her family by her side in the afternoon of July 18, 2019. She and her brother John, who passed away in April 2012, were raised in Arthur, Ontario by their parents: father, Dr. Jack (John) Russell and mother, Peg (Margaret). She was the loving mother to Allison, Andy (Hillary), Tom (Jennifer) and Suze, and "Daddo" to Ali, Owen, Holly, Sydney, Travis and AJ (Alexandra Joan).

Joan was an extraordinary person. Loved by all who knew her, friends for a lifetime or new acquaintances from just last week. She had an authenticity about her which was perceived immediately by all. Joan endured many challenges including some major health issues with a couple of her children, and later on in life struggles with her own health. She dealt with all of these with a peaceful almost superhuman inner strength coupled with a deep and abiding pragmatism. She was unwavering in her support of all of her children, even as she almost certainly had reservations from time to time about what path they had embarked upon. In the end, they all turned out fine and that is a testament to her intellect, integrity and grace in the way they were reared. She will be missed by all.

There will be a celebration of Joan's life held at Tom and Jennifer's house at 26 Butternut St., Toronto, ON M4K 1T7 on Saturday, October 5th from 1-4 p.m. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Dying With Dignity Canada in Joan's honour.


It is with great sadness we share the tragic loss of Charlotte, a longtime resident of Oakville, Ontario, who died suddenly on July 10, 2019. Predeceased by her soulmate and loving husband of 35 years Dr. Ronald G. Cross, her middle daughter Diane (1968-1996) and her sister Loretta Witton (1929-1996). Charlotte is survived by her two daughters Barbara and Patricia and her three precious grandchildren Michael, Jack, Victoria and Michael's fiancée Rachael. Charlotte had a loving extended family of nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law who are devastated who will miss her dearly.

With her beautiful capacity to embrace people and adventure, her circle of friends was vast, cherished and lifelong. Special thank you to the 911 responders.

A formal funeral will be held on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 11 a.m.

at Glen Oaks Funeral Home, 3164 Ninth Line (Ninth Line and Dundas St. E.), Oakville, Ontario L6H 7A8 with reception to follow.

A Celebration of Life of an incredible daughter, sister, wife, mother, Nana and Grandma, aunt, great-aunt and great-great aunt will be planned for September.

Donations to the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides or the Girl Guides of Canada would be an honour to Charlotte's memory.


It is with profound sadness we announce the unexpected passing of David on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at the age of 60 years.

David, cherished firstborn son of Audrey and the late Edward Cusack. Survived by his loving wife, Christine and his beautiful Lupie. Best friend to brother, Jeffrey (predeceased) and adored big brother to Sandra (Graham).

Proud 'Best Ever' uncle to Thomas.

David had a passion for life and nothing was more important than his family and friends. A generous, gentle soul, 'The Cuze' will be forever loved and remembered by all who were blessed to know him.

Thank you to the staff at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and in particular to Dr. Lisa Chodirker for the exemplary care and support provided to David this past year.

A celebration of David's life will be held for family and friends on Thursday, July 25th from 5:00 p.m. at Originals Ale House on Bayview Avenue.

If desired, donations in memory of David may be made to the Sunnybrook Foundation or Tails From Greece Rescue (www. Condolences and memories can be shared at


June 19, 1932 July 14, 2019 David loved his family, dogs, and all things to do with words in English, French, Greek and Latin.

He enjoyed long walks by the Ottawa River, loved books and music and kept up on the latest CBC radio news. Born in Ottawa to Kathleen and David Davidson, he graduated from Glebe Collegiate.

In 1953 he graduated from Bishop's University, where he was editor of the university newspaper. He was principal at Petawawa Public School before going on to teach at Crescent School in Toronto, Appleby College in Oakville, and King's College in Windsor N.S, where he was senior Latin master.

Always keenly interested in news and politics, he switched to journalism, reporting and editing at the Orillia Packet and Times, the Peterborough Examiner, and The Canadian Press national news agency, where he worked in Halifax, Toronto, and New York City before going to the Ottawa bureau in 1966. During his time there, he became CP's Parliamentary Editor, was a director and secretary of the Parliamentary Press Gallery and president of the National Press Club.

In 1970 he married fellow CP staffer Susan Becker and they had a daughter, Sarah, in 1974. In 1972 he became director of communications for Robert Stanfield of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada before joining the federal public service. After a stint as Director of Information for Statistics Canada, he was seconded to the Prime Minister's Office during the last term of Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, and twice to the Privy Council Office. He was executive director of the Canadian Unity Information Office and then director-general of communications for Solicitor General Canada as well as first chairman of the Council of Federal Information Directors. He was an active Anglican from his school days as a chorister at Christ Church Cathedral to his adult work for the parish of St.

Matthias and for the Diocese of Ottawa on its executive committee and at synod, as well as twice attending the national church's general synod. He had a long and fulfilling retirement before becoming ill with cancer in 2015, after which he had nothing but admiration for our health system and those who work within it. As well as the wonderful support he received from his beloved daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Rob Labelle, he and Susan especially appreciated the care given to him by Dr. Timothy Asmis at the Irving Greenberg Cancer Centre, Dr. Paul Fluit of the Meadowlands Family Health Center, caregiver Rachel Cormier and nurse Geoff Blampied of Bayshore Home Health, and caregivers from At-Home Hospice, as well as before that, Dr. Louis Weatherhead, Dr. Peter Konzuk, Dr. Kathleen Davis and Dr. David Halliday. He leaves Susan, Sarah and Rob and extended family.

David was predeceased by his sister Diane (Ian Turnbull) of London. A Funeral Service will be held at All Saints Anglican Church, Westboro on Monday, July 22th at 2 p.m., with visitation at the church from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Private interment to follow immediately. No flowers please, but memorial donations may be made to All Saints Westboro Memorial Fund.


God's faithful servant was called home in his 97th year on Friday, July 5, 2019. His service on this earth was complete and he can now be with the love of his life in heaven.

Born March 23, 1923.

Predeceased by his parents, sister, wife Eleanor Fairhead (nee Varty) (June 25, 2017) and grandson Jesse Fairhead (October 1, 1994).

Survived by Peter (Jackie Woodward), Julia, Tim (Jennifer Nixon) Kathleen (Mark Waschkowski). Grandchildren Nicholas, Rachel, Michael, Andrew, Zachary, Matthew, Alexandria (Lexi) and Tylar.

Gerry was a graduate of Lakefield College School, University of Toronto (Engineering 1948) and Wycliffe College (Theology 1958).

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Memorial Service will be held July 23, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. Bride's Anglican Church, Mississauga.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to the Cancer Society.


February 12, 1930 July 16, 2019 Robert Fitzhenry ("Fitz") passed away at home on July 16, 2019.

He was born on February 12, 1930 in Hamilton Ontario to Charles Fitzhenry and Margaret Reagan, older brother to Janet (deceased) and Ruth (Helmut Schiller). He was married to Patricia Turner (1931-1966) in 1955, and in 1984 to Andree Rheaume (1941-2013), and was father to Ann (Michael), Mary, Sean (Dorothy), Michael (Elizabeth) and Alyxandra (Khaman). His family grew to include seven grandchildren: Scott, James, Kelly, Zoe, Duncan, Griffin and Reagan.

Fitz graduated from McMaster University in 1954 and remained a proud alumnus for over six decades. His donations to McMaster led to the creation of The Robert E Fitzhenry Coach's Office, The Robert E. Fitzhenry Vector Laboratory, The Robert E Fitzhenry Varsity Training Room, The Robert Fitzhenry Specialized Rehabilitation and Exercise Lab, The Fitzhenry Multipurpose Studio, and the Dr. Robert and Andree Rheaume Fitzhenry Studios and Atrium. In 2009, he was awarded an honourary doctorate, of which he was extremely proud.

After graduation, Bob worked for CIL and then Monsanto, first in Montreal and subsequently in Toronto. In 1978, he and his partner, Bob Beamish, purchased the Urethane Foam Division of Monsanto and grew this into a flourishing multinational company, Woodbridge Foam.

From a single plant in Woodbridge, Ontario, the company has grown to over 8,000 employees in 54 locations in 10 countries.

A bon vivant and philanthropist, Dad enjoyed countless adventures around the world. He loved sailing, golf, fishing, hunting, music, art, fine food and wine.

He was happiest at the table, surrounded by family and friends, telling stories.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Mount Pleasant Visitation Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Road (East Gate Entrance) on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Interment and reception to follow.

If you wish, memorial donations may be made to McMaster University ( or the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. (http://mcmichael.



Professor Emeritus, York University January 20, 1931 - July 11, 2019 Passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at his home in North York.

Devoted husband to Lois Fusé (nee Prochaska) for 57 years.

Beloved father of Megumi Fuse and Kenji Fuse. Proud grandfather to Sasha Fuse.

Fondly remembered by his nephew Masaki Fuse and his family Yoko, Misako and Kazumasa, in Sapporo, Japan, and by extended family in the USA, and many friends in Toronto and around the globe.

Born in Sapporo, Japan, Dr.Fusé was the head of his English club as a teenager, but had to take on many adult responsibilities during WWII.

After the war, he impressed American soldiers and missionaries with his keen intellect, good English language skills, and resourcefulness, and at the age of 19 he acquired an early Fulbright scholarship to study in the USA.

He received his bachelor's degree from Missouri Valley College, and his master's and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. He held positions at Cornell University, l'Université de Montréal, and York University.

After becoming interested in suicide research in the '70s, Dr. Fusé helped establish suicidology as an important academic discipline. His global research has added important data to the field, and his numerous articles and books on suicide continue to be used as references works.

In his own words, he "practiced what he preached by serving one of the suicide prevention centers in Toronto for eight years as a volunteer and trainer of volunteers".

Dr. Fusé had a deep and lifelong love of travel, cooking, Swiss-style chalets, good writing, and movies. He was as comfortable at a university lecture, as he was in one of Toronto's repertory cinemas, and dined at the finest restaurants as well as Tim Horton's. He was friends with people from all walks of life, including factory workers, academics, monks and celebrated film directors.

Special thanks to his medical staff and care workers Ella, Sami, and other members of the Temmy Latner Palliative Care unit.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Wellspring Westerkirk House a t S u n n y b r o o k (, the Bayview United Church (, or the charity of your choice.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 17th, at 2 p.m., at Bayview United Church (2609 Bayview Ave).


After a courageous battle, Michael closed his eyes forever at the age of 67 on July 10, 2019 at the Toronto Western Hospital. Optimistic up until the end, he will always be in our hearts and never forgotten. Sadly missed by his wife Rita, family, and friends.

Cremation to take place on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. For online condolences, please visit


October 20, 1925 Toronto, Ontario July 11, 2019 Markdale, Ontario Doug Henry, dearly beloved husband of Lois for 67 years, passed away on July 11, 2019.

Doug was a gentle soul, and while being a friend to many could always provide a story, a smile or a laugh.

He spent his career working in Toronto for Thorncrest Motors, and weekends farming in Markdale. He continued running his cattle farm during his early retirement years. His children, nieces, and nephews will always cherish the days they spent riding the ponies and haying on his farm. He enjoyed being active in his community and could be seen driving around town in his 1947 Willys Jeep. Doug got a great charge from great grandchildren Henry, Malcom and Kari and loved them dearly.

Besides his beloved wife, left to love and cherish him are his children: daughter, Susan Robertson (Peter) of Hanover, granddaughter, Sarah Barnes (Brad) of Aurora, their children great-grandsons, Henry and Malcolm; daughter, Judith James (Mike) of Knoxville, TN, granddaughter, Melissa Willis (Derek), their daughter, greatgranddaughter, Kari, and grandson, Michael James; and daughter, Lois Anne Evans (Fred) of Kerwood.

Predeceased by grandson, Grant Henry Robertson and granddaughter, Charlotte Evans.

In respect of Doug's wishes, there will be no funeral service. Condolences may be sent to Box 591, Markdale, ON, N0C 1H0. The family would like to thank the staff of the Markdale hospital for the exceptional care Doug received. We are especially grateful to Dr. Winfield for his care over the last several years. A private family gathering will be held at a later date in remembrance of Doug. Arrangements entrusted to Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton.



We are sad to announce the passing of Roberta Imboden on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. She was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Margaret (nee Morford) Imboden and her husband, David Grimshaw.

Roberta was born in Buffalo, New York on July 11, 1934. She earned her B.A. at Canisius College in Buffalo and then went to Hawaii to teach. Later she taught in Quebec and finally came to Ryerson in Toronto where she was a professor in the English Department. At the same time she earned an M.A. in religious studies at the University of Toronto.

Roberta and David were married on June 4, 1977 and spent their summers travelling to many countries including Europe, China, Australia, South America and Cuba.

Roberta had an active literary career, publishing three books and presenting many papers at various symposiums. She was particularly interested in liberation theology, the "communidades de base" of Central and Latin America and the philosophers Jacques Derrida and Jean Paul Sartre.

The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville) from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Monday, July 22nd. The Funeral Mass will be held in St. Anselm Church, 1 MacNaughton Road on Tuesday, July 23rd at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, Roberta can best be remembered through donations to UNHCR - the United Nations Refugee Agency, Canada or a charity of your choice.

Condolences may be forwarded through


April 14, 1927 July 17, 2019 Mic passed away peacefully in his sleep at home, aged 92. He was predeceased by siblings, Harold, Gerald and Ann. He is survived by Bridget, his wife of 65 years; children, Michèle (James), Isabel (Terrence), Alexandra (Michael) and Nigel (Petra); grandchildren, Sybil, Charlotte, Matthew, Laura, Aedan, Cole and Tiernan; and great-grandson, Lucian.

Born and educated in England, Bridget and Mic settled in Canada in 1954.

Mic enjoyed all sports, excelling at rugby and cricket. He was described as "A true gentleman...

once the match was over, the results were never discussed."

Throughout his life he was greatly involved with a number of charities, including ShareLife, the CNIB and the Rotary. He was a Past President and Life member of the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club and was an active member of his parish church where his oratorical skills made him the most popular reader.

Beloved by his family and friends, he will be greatly missed.

The funeral service will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 78 Clifton Road, Toronto on Wednesday, July 24th at 1:30 p.m. A reception will follow at Toronto Lawn Tennis Club.


Beloved husband of Linda Vallis Benoit Kelk, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in Toronto on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Bridgepoint Health Services, ending a challenging time with a debilitating disease.

Born in Toronto on July 22, 1943, Leigh, the son of Alfred and Dorothy Kelk (née Bailey) grew up in Brantford, Ontario. He leaves his brother, David Kelk (Patricia Doherty), and his sister, Jane Kelk (Don Reid) and their families, Linda's brothers and sisters, their children and grandchildren, and many cherished Bailey, Twamley, Zavitz and Kelk aunts and cousins.

Bradley Ryan, Leigh's stepson, predeceased him in 2008.

Leigh attended Ryerson University, where he met his lifelong friends George and Nancy Leonard. While a student, he worked at Cy Mann's The House of Mann, where he learned his wonderful sense of style. Leigh enjoyed a long and fruitful career as a broadcast advertising executive, lastly at Global Television. Linda and Leigh first met in the early 70s, when she was his sales assistant at Stephens & Towndrow. As they pursued and progressed through their separate careers and personal lives, they kept in touch. Leigh and Linda reunited in 1998, fell in love, and married in 2000.

In 1999, Leigh and Linda bravely retired from their respective careers, left Canada and moved to Sunapee, N.H., where they owned and operated American Plate Glass. They sold the business, retired, and returned to Toronto in 2013.

Leigh loved fast cars, especially Porsches. Being behind the wheel was always a happy time for him.

One of Leigh's lifetime dreams come true was driving the Targa Florio racetrack in Sicily just a year ago on his 75th birthday. He was an active member of the Porsche Club for more than 50 years.

Classical music was another passion. He and Linda frequently attended the Tanglewood Festival in Massachusetts, as well as many performances at Roy Thomson Hall. Leigh and Linda's love of travel took them to South America, Australia, New Zealand, Britain, Europe and annually to Sarasota, Florida.

When the Kelks were home, Leigh's favourite perch was his wingback chair, where he would work on a glass of Rioja (or maybe a Beck's) as he read his favourite car magazines.

Leigh will be dearly missed by Linda, his family and many circles of friends. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be extended at


Harry Levine died peacefully at Bethell Hospice, Caledon, Ontario at the age of 99 years old, on July 9, 2019.

Harry was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in 1920, and grew up in Saint John, New Brunswick.

He is predeceased by his wife, Mary (McCarthy) Levine. He is survived by his brother, Edward Levine (Nora), nephews, Alan Levine (Patricia) Joel Levine (Kerri), Daniel (Sharon), Ron, and Patrick Van Tassel and several grandnieces and nephews.

Harry served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1939 to 1945.

He served on the HMCS Gatineau on D-Day. Harry was proud of his service to Canada and loved to talk about his adventures.

Following the War, Harry worked as a shoe salesman in Saint John.

In the 1960's, Harry moved to Bramalea, Ontario and worked at the Three Little Pigs children's shoe store near Lawrence and Yonge Street in Toronto, which he eventually purchased and operated until his retirement.

Harry was a figure skater and gave performances throughout New Brunswick. He continued to skate well into his '90s, several times each week.

Harry was always a charmer, who had a great sense of humour. He will be lovingly remembered with great affection by all whose lives he touched.

His interment will take place in the Field of Honour at Cedar Hill-Greenwood Cemetery, Saint John, New Brunswick at 11:00 a.m. on July 24, 2019, with a graveside service.

In memory of Harry, donations to Bethell Hospice, Caledon, Ontario, or the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum would be greatly appreciated.


FCPA, FCGA 1932 - 2019

Died peacefully in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his family on July 17, 2019.

David is survived by his beloved and inseparable wife of 68 years, Gladys; sons, Michael, Lorne, and Paul; as well as many loving grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family. David was a loyal friend, confidante and mentor to so many and set a high standard for all to follow.

David had a distinguished career in the healthcare field including being the Director of the formerly named Ontario Crippled Children's Centre and President and CEO of Michael Garron Hospital (formerly Toronto East General Hospital), Hospital for Sick Children and the Ontario Hospital Association. Later in life his passion shifted to bird carving where he won numerous awards at national competitions.

A special thank you to all the health care professionals who cared for him at Toronto General Hospital and Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital during his 14 year battle from the complications of stomach cancer.

A memorial service will be held at a date to be confirmed.

Memorial donations may be made to the Oakville Hospital Foundation (www.


June 26, 1929 - July 6, 2019

With family by his side, John Angus MacNeil passed away peacefully in South Lyon, Michigan. John Angus was born in New Waterford, Nova Scotia to Anna Mae and John Alexander MacNeil. He attended Saint Francis Xavier University (B.Sc. '53) where he was a standout athlete, including captain of the X-Men rugby team '51-52. While at St F.X., he met his wife, fellow B.Sc.

student, Viberta Marie MacLean, from Port Hawkesbury, NS. They enjoyed 63 years of marriage and raised four children while residing in Oakville, ON, Holden, MA and Brighton, MI.

He is survived by Viberta and their four children: William (Pamela) of Byron Bay, Australia, John (Diana) of Toronto, ON, Mary Patricia Harding (Blair) of Brighton, MI. and Peter (Kerry) of Brighton, MI.; by seven grandchildren: John Michael (Berkeley CA.), James Angus (Sydney, Australia), Laura (Toronto, ON), Catherine and Carolyn Harding (Brighton), and Riley and James (Brighton); by his sister Theresa of Halifax NS, brother Robert of Barrie, ON, sister Agnes of Alliston, ON, brother Michael of Burlington, ON; and by many MacNeil, Laffin, Birmingham and MacLean nephews and nieces. His sisters, Anne and Bernadette, and his brother, Charles, predeceased him.

Though a patriotic (naturalised) American, John Angus was always proud of his Cape Breton roots and Scottish heritage. After working his way through university in the coal mines of New Waterford, John Angus entered the pharmaceutical industry and enjoyed great success throughout his career and, finally, as President of Vortech Pharmaceuticals Limited of Dearborn, MI, a company he co-founded with Viberta. A devout parishioner of St.

Patrick Catholic Church, a longtime member of Oak Pointe Country Club and a staunch supporter of the Republican Party, John Angus was happiest when entertaining friends and family with his wife, 'Bert', at their home, 'Braigh Mohr', outside Brighton, MI. He will be greatly missed by his family, Vortech employees, classmates, neighbours, business colleagues and many friends.

A Funeral Mass and a memorial service will be held at a later date.


June 20, 1920 - June 27, 2019

Peacefully, in her 100th year, with her children at her side. Daughter of Conrad S. Riley and Jean (Culver) Riley, and much loved and admired wife of Gordon P. Osler (2012).

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Nancy was the sixth out of eight children, and being part of a large family was central to her identity throughout her life.

After graduating from Elmwood School in Ottawa, she travelled to London following the outbreak of World War II to volunteer for the war effort. She later joined the Canadian Womens' Army Corp, ultimately attaining the rank of Staff Captain and serving in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.

Towards the end of the war, a rather terrified German soldier handed over his revolver to Nancy in surrender. She kept that Mauser for most of her life.

In 1948, Nancy married Gordon Osler in Winnipeg. They were happily married for 64 years and were proud parents of three children: Sanford (Betty Ann), Sue (Biff Matthews), and Gill. A large part of their early family life centered around Lake of the Woods, where many wonderful summers were spent sailing and enjoying cottage life. The family moved to Toronto in 1964.

Nancy's life was marked by a love and appreciation of beauty in all things, particularly classical architecture, and the decorative and fine arts. She had an overarching sense of style and was always impeccably turned out - classic and elegant with a touch of flair. A dedicated Anglophile, Nancy had a lifelong love of the Royal family, well turned-out children with good manners, poodles and chocolate. In addition to great presence, she had a fine command of the English language, and was quick to correct her children's and grandchildren's grammar.

Nancy and Gordon wintered in Florida for almost forty years, latterly in Palm Beach, where they had many friends and led an active social life.

Nancy's remarkable memory and insatiable curiosity served her well in her role as de facto family historian and archivist for the Osler and Riley families.

She remained mentally at the top of her game to the end, continuing to amaze those around her with her ability to recall detailed facts from decades past.

Nancy was predeceased by her siblings, Culver, Ron, Betty, Conrad, Albert, Derek and Sanford, and by her granddaughter, Shannon Matthews (2015).

She will be missed by her grandchildren, Matthew Osler (Tanya Rank), Lynn Osler (Nick Duran), Graham Matthews (Meredith Roy), Trevor Matthews (Catalina Zbar), Madelaine and Nicholas Fortier, as well as the wider Riley clan, with whom she loved keeping in touch. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Felix Osler, Jayden Duran and Hannah Matthews.

The family would like to thank Dr. Jean Marmoreo for her compassion and assistance. Should you wish, donations can be made to Dying With Dignity Canada.

A reception to celebrate the life of Nancy Osler will be held at 3:30 p.m., with remarks at 4:15 p.m., on Tuesday, July 23, at the York Club, 135 St. George Street, Toronto.


Peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 after a mercifully brief illness.

Jan Casey was born in 1932 outside of Mitchell, South Dakota, the youngest of seven children.

She was predeceased by her parents Agnes and Edward Casey, her siblings Ed, Jerry, Virginia, Jack and Dennis and is survived by her sister Delores Kovarik of Denver. She leaves her husband of sixty years Ben, her daughters Maureen and Kelly, her beloved granddaughter Laura Casey Buttke, Casey's father Bob Buttke, more than fifty nieces and nephews and friends near and far.

Jan entered the R.N. program at 17 and was graduated: as a Registered Nurse from Creighton Memorial Saint Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Omaha, Nebraska; with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Creighton University in Omaha and with a Master of Science at Boston College. At the ripe old age of 24 Jan joined the nursing faculty of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

After an invitation to a party hosted by some U of M hockey players, a Canadian redhead named Ben charmed Jan into a date and then another, and they were married in 1959. The newlyweds moved to Sudbury, Ontario where Jan worked as a nursing instructor. After Mo was born and they moved to Toronto, Jan joined the University of Toronto where she worked as a professor of med-surg nursing until her retirement in 1996.

Jan loved many things - being "Shanna" to her favourite grandchild (and namesake) Casey, her American roots, good scotch, a fast wit, Dairy Queen Blizzards, making "to do" lists, her gun license, treasured friends, an organized toolbox, planting trees at the cottage and many more varied interests consistent with a modern-day renaissance woman.

Jan's laugh was loud and memorable and she loved sharing it with her family and friends. Her wonderful sense of humour and ability to laugh at life is a treasured gift that she gave to us all. Her generosity will continue long after she is gone via the bursary that she established for single parent students at Woodsworth College, U of T.

One of Jan's many memorable phrases was "GOD LOVE YA!"

There is no doubt that, after her long, blessed and generous life, God loves her.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, July 22nd at 1:00 p.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church, 24 Cheritan Avenue (1 block south of Lawrence), Toronto.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Jan Monaghan Award at Woodsworth College, University of Toronto or to a charity of your choice.

Condolences may be forwarded through


February 10, 2019 - July 16, 2019 Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, July 25th from 1 - 3:30 p.m. at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville (one block East of Kerr Street, 905-844-2600) Oakville.

Visit our guestbook online at


B: February 20, 1936 (Vaiste, Estonia) D: July 17, 2019 (Toronto, Canada) Our beloved Mother and Grandmother, Linda Pint, passed away peacefully in her 84th year.

Linda was predeceased by her loving husband of 55 years, Andres; her parents, Karl and Aliide Kriisa; and her older brother, Paul. Linda was a loving mother to her two children, Monika Valvur (Ken Valvur), and Paul Pint (Karen Maddison).

Linda's four grandsons, Stefan a n d Markus Valvur, and Charlie and Matthew Pint will dearly miss their Mamma Linda and Aama. She will live in our memories and hearts forever.

A service will be held at St.

Peters E. E. L. Church, 817 Mount Pleasant Road on Thursday, July 25th at 11 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through


Professor Political Science Colorado College Andrew died in his 51st year, of cancer July 11, 2019 at his home in Colorado Springs, CO. He was predeceased by two sets of grandparents, Marjorie and Harry Price Smith and Hon. D.C. and Margaret Thomas, his stepfather Prof. John T. (Jack) McLeod. He is sadly mourned by his devoted wife Janell, their children, his sister Adrienne Smith, her children, his mother Cynthia Smith, his stepsister Heather McLeod Bennet (Kelly) and their children and his in-laws Gerry and Maria Harvey. Cremation has occurred. A funeral will be held at Shove Memorial Chapel of Colorado College September 7, 2019. A gathering of his Canadian friends will be held in Toronto in mid-September.

Born and educated in Toronto and camper at Ahmek, he received his BA from Queen's University, M.A. from University of Western Ontario and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Toronto. He held a post doctoral fellowship at the Earth Institute of Columbia University, NY.

After tenure track positions in two other universities, he joined the Faculty of Colorado College in 2005 and was promoted to rank of full professor in 2017. He held the David Packard Professor of International Relations chair and was Director of Global Health Initiative. He chaired the Departments of Political Science 2016-2019 and Environmental Science 2009-2010.

His many interests outside of academe included hiking, boating, skiing, tennis, hockey, football, soccer. A talented musician and song writer he performed in a band at Queen's, that became part of the college circuit. Music continued to play an important role in his private life.

Always an out-of-the-box, cross disciplinary thinker, he specialized in the analysis of effects of disease, environmental change and energy scarcity on the security of nations. His books include: Plagues and Politics (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2001), Health of Nations (MITPress 2002); Contagion and Chaos; disease, ecology and national security in the era of globalization (MITPress 2009) winner of 'Choice Magazine Award' for outstanding Academic volume in 2009; Oil, Illiberalism and War (MITPress, 2015). Rising Threats, Enduring Challenges (Oxford University Press, 2015) with one, U.S. Foreign Policy in a New Era (Oxford University Press) in press at the time of his death.

He gave invited lectures in Canada, the UK(Oxford), Europe, the USA and Costa Rica. He testified on climate change, disease and International Security before the US House Science and Technology Committee and advised the US Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Defense during previous administrations.

He packed a lot into fifty years of life. Brilliant, curious, productive, funny, loving and kind. He will be missed.


July 2, 1914 July 15, 2019 Rene Purden died at Kensington Gardens, Toronto after a brief illness and exactly 80 years after she married her beloved husband Pat, who predeceased her. Loving mother of Carolyn Purden Anthony (Bill Hanna) and Christine Purden. Deeply loved by grandchildren, Steve (Vanessa) and Jen (Sunni) Anthony; and great-grandchildren, Elise, Everett, Finlay and Theador.

Born in Epsom, Surrey, England, Rene was a talented artist who also created beautiful gardens wherever she lived. She was a courageous, determined and independent woman. Like so many of her age, her life was affected by the Depression and two World Wars and these events cultivated in her a firm belief that you never give in.

Special thanks to the staff of Palmerston West, Kensington Gardens, who gave her such loving care in her last years.


December 4, 1935 - May 15, 2019 Don died of complications resulting from a bicycle accident earlier this year. He was a dedicated cyclist and, unfortunately in this case, never let anything deter him from his passion. He grew up in Grand Forks, British Columbia, and always maintained his connection there.

As a young man, he moved to New York City and graduated from the New York School of Interior Design.

Toronto was his home for the rest of his life, where he enjoyed his career with the CBC. He will be missed by his many friends and people whose lives he touched.

A celebration of life will be held at 3:00 pm, Thursday, July 25, 2019 at HumphreyMiles Funeral Home, 1403 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.


Margaret Robertson died peacefully at home in Toronto on July 17, 2019 at the age of 81, surrounded by loving friends.

Born on December 7, 1937 in Whyteleafe, Surrey, England, Margaret immigrated to Montreal in 1958, where she worked at the Montreal office of the Cockfield Brown advertising agency. During her time in Montreal, she also became a student at Concordia University, enrolling in night courses from 1966-1976 and graduating with a BA in 1973 and an MBA in 1976.

In 1973, she joined her former colleague, Ian Roberts, as a founding member and manager of the Montreal office of Ian Roberts Communications, an advertising agency with offices in Montreal, Toronto, Saint John, and Vancouver. She moved from Montreal to the Toronto office in 1976 and retired in 1990 following the sale of the agency.

In her retirement, Margaret joined the Academy for Lifelong Learning in Toronto where she continued to be an active member for the rest of her life, making many new friends in the process, enjoying the Academy's activities and participating as a volunteer in the organization.

Margaret is survived by her brothers, John (Glenda), Neil (Vivienne) and Sandy (Clare); nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews to whom she has always been known as Aunt Margaret the Great. She will also be deeply missed by her chosen Gilderdale family and close friends in Toronto.

At Margaret's request there will be no service.


Peacefully at her home in Cobourg, with friends and family at her side, on Monday, July 8, 2019, Carole Ross at 74 years of age. Beloved spouse of Peter Bolton. Dear mother of Jamie Ross and the late Graham Ross. Sister of David Ross and Gordon Ross (Jennifer).

Also missed by her numerous friends and her dog Islay. At Carole's request she will have private interment in the Cobourg Union Cemetery Green Section.

A public Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Those wishing may make a memorial donation to the Cancer Research Society or the Municipal Animal Services. Condolences received at


Shirley Rubin, passed away on July 13, 2019 at Sunnybrook Hospital Palliative Care Unit surrounded by her family. Shirley was married to Harry (z"l) for 62 years. She was mother to Laurence (Cathy), Karen (z"l) (Howard), Linda and Mark (Anne).

Grandmother to Eric (Anya), Gregory, Max, Laura (Jacob), Kathryn (Yoav), Elizabeth (Eli), Charles and Caroline, and great-grandmother to Naomi, Harry and Toma.

She lived a long and fulfilling life. Always loving, strong, honest and curious. She was the rock of our family and the one we could always count on, no matter what.

May her memory be for a blessing.

Donations may be made to the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Palliative Care Unit.


Visual artist and long-time instructor at the Ottawa School of Art, died July 15, 2019 of acute myeloid leukaemia, two years after a successful double lung transplant.

Born in Montréal in 1954, Blair's early life was nomadic, with frequent moves across Canada and overseas due to his father's military postings.

He arrived in Ottawa in 1973. His childhood interest in art as a means of investigating the universe became a serious preoccupation in his late teens. Over a career spanning five decades he exhibited widely, with numerous solo shows in Ottawa and Toronto, as well as group exhibitions across Canada and abroad. His work is represented in private, corporate and public collections, including the Ottawa Art Gallery, the City of Ottawa's collection, and the Art Bank. His publicly commissioned works include the mural Ouananiche at the Jack Purcell Community Centre, and the site-specific floor work, River's Invitation, at the Smyth Transitway Station in Ottawa.

Blair was predeceased by his parents, Norman Keith Sharpe and Gwynneth Mary Sharpe (née Chambres). He is survived by his wife Brenda, and by his four siblings: Brian (Maria Eugenia Montes Viera) of Aylmer, QC; Doug (Kris Sharpe) of Toronto, Kathryn (Will Livingstone) of Toronto, and Janet (Randy McNally) of Salmon Arm, BC. He is loved and remembered by several nieces and nephews.

The Sharpe family extends deepest thanks to the UHN Multi-Organ Transplant team, the Ottawa Hospital Hematology Program, and the hospice at Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital for their exceptional care of Blair during the past four years.

In respect of his wishes there will be no visitation or formal service.

There will be a memorial event at the Ottawa Art Gallery at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Kelly Funeral Home, Walkley Chapel, 1255 Walkley Road, Ottawa, K1V 6P9, 613-731-1255.

Donations to the Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa Hospital Foundation, the Bruyère Foundation or the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation's Lung Matching program would be appreciated by Blair's family. Donations are also welcome to the Blair Sharpe Student Endowment Fund (Ottawa School of Art) https://www.canadahelps.

org/en/pages/blair-sharpe-studentaward/ Condolences and sharing memories at


On Thursday, July 18, 2019. A beautiful, warm, and bright spirit. Loving mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother. Nurse and community volunteer.

Remembered for her contagious smile.

Beloved wife of the late Mohan Soni. Loving mother to Kitty and George Grossman, Shelley and John Cohen. Devoted grandmother to Justine and Aaron, and Elissa. Proud greatgrandmother of Celeste and Stella.

A private family service is to be held. Visitation at 179 Warren Rd., Toronto, is welcome, Sunday, July 21, from 2 - 5:30 p.m., and evening prayers 7-9 p.m and Monday, July 22, morning prayers 8 a.m., 2-5 p.m., and evening prayers 7-9 p.m.

Donations may be made to Baycrest, where Uma worked and volunteered for over 30 years.


Jim died peacefully Sunday, July 14, 2019. Predeceased by his adored wife, Toni; and survived by his brother, Ian; daughter, Leslie (David); and son, Jamie; and grandchildren, Nicole, Taylor, James and Jill.

Jim was born in Calcutta in 1929, and Jesuit educated. A triple blue while completing his Economics MA at University of Edinburgh, he remained a lifelong amateur of sports, and debate.

His own man, deeply quietly loving and loved, and the truest gentleman any of us ever met.

Rest in Peace.


1931 - 2019

He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and my Sunday rest - W.H. Auden David Torrey died peacefully on July 16, 2019 in the Montreal General Hospital surrounded by his family.

David was the loving father of Heather, John (Tanya), Bruce (JoAnn), David (Kerri), grandfather of Kate Murphy (Tony), Celia, Owen, Julia and Reid, and greatgrandfather to Quinn and Bridget.

He was predeceased by his sister Barbara, brother and best friend Bill, mother of his children Maggie and his beloved daughter Diana. He is survived by his younger sister Jane.

Born in Ottawa in 1931, to New England transplants Arthur S.

Torrey and Josephine Torrey (née Leonard), the family moved to Montreal and David grew up a stone's throw from the old Forum.

His siblings formed a merry band of brothers and sisters. His education took him from Roslyn School to Vermont Academy to St. Lawrence University to the University of Western Ontario.

This most unpedantic of teachers remained a lifelong student.

David had an outstanding career as an investment banker at Pitfield McKay Ross, Dominion Securities and RBC Dominion Securities.

The hallmarks of his career were trusted advice and longstanding relationships.

Always exceptionally generous with his time and resources, he took particular pride in his decades long relationships with the MS Society of Canada and St. Lawrence University. David was one whose acts of kindness, large and small, went unnamed.

Helping others and giving back were natural reflexes that he exercised his entire life.

Discreet, elegant, charming and successful, what defined him most was his dedication to his family, the true center of his life.

He was the most dedicated son, brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather and uncle. To all that knew him he was engaged, loyal and caring. David was a man of great intellect and curiosity. About the past. About your present and future. Nothing gave him more pleasure than to sit around a dinner table with family and friends.

The family's much loved childhood home. Poole, Jeroy and Tar Islands. Angler. Lake Champlain. His bespoke but well-worn running attire. His newspapers. His cribbage board.

His eyeglasses. He was a man of constants. And he was a constant.

At hockey arenas, school plays, concerts, graduations, piano recitals and ballet performances.

No distance was too far for any event involving family.

David was a pumper of tires. Over the decades, he repaired more than his fair share of flats. He counted himself lucky. We count our blessings.

If the spirit moves you, a donation in his name can be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.

David's family would like to thank the capable and caring staff at the MGH, caregivers Jilma, Chris, Sushmita, Marrie May and his long-term doctors/friends Dr. Michael Churchill-Smith and Dr. Colin Chalk.

A celebration of his long and full life will be held in the early Fall.


July 19, 1969 July 5, 2015 On your 50th birthday, we give thanks for your remarkable life.

Forever loved and missed by all who knew you and your family.

- Pat, Bob, Chris, Sarah, Mac, and Finn


The opportunity for a young farm reporter to interview the first female International Plowing Champion led, on July 18, 1959 in the village of Tara, Ontario, to Mary Catherine Byers and Rodger Daniel Schwass exchanging wedding vows. Now sixty years later, after eight university degrees (including one PhD each), four children, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren (and counting), travel to all points of the globe and countless lives positively affected, we celebrate with you the life you have made together based on the vows you exchanged that day.

Love, Ron (Lisa), Rick (Kirstin), Cathy (Kevin) and Marion

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