Saturday, March 10, 2018
It is with great sadness that the family of Peter Akerman announces his passing from mesothelioma on March 3, 2018, at Hospice Wellington in Guelph, at the age of 70.
Peter will be lovingly remembered by his spouse, Rena Louise; and his children, Jordan, and Sonia (Cheryl Rooney); and grandson, Nathan. He is survived by his sister, Susan (Don) Newton; their four girls; his mother-inlaw, Anne Shub; and his extended family, including many nieces and nephews.
He will be greatly missed by the Guelph Rod and Gun Club, especially the Range 4 gang, and the numerous friends that he made in the Guelph area after his retirement from IBEW Local 353. His absence will also be deeply felt by his outdoor friends.
Special thanks to Dr. Laura Donahoe and Mary Macedo of the Mesothelioma Department at Princess Margaret Hospital for their constant support and compassion.
If desired, memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Hospice Wellington in Guelph.
A memorial service will be arranged at a later date.
BRUCE CAMPBELL BARRINGTON
It is with sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Campbell Barrington on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the Wenleigh Long Term Care, after enjoying 94 years of a full and happy life.
He was the beloved husband of 62 years to Kathleen (Stoner) who predeceased him and dear father to Josephine, Sandra Ballios (William) and David (Sheila). He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Brian and Laura Ballios, and Catherine and Stephanie Barrington.
Cam was born and raised in Toronto. A graduate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto (1945), Cam had a long and distinguished career as Mill Manager in the pulp and paper industry with both Abitibi and McMillan Bloedel in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, before retiring to North Bay. He served his community as both school trustee and as a member of the Board of Governors of Canadore College as well as having been an active participant in fundraising for the North Bay Hospital and other local charities. He enjoyed an active life in Northern Ontario fishing, partridge hunting, crosscountry skiing and spending time with so many good friends. Cam left the north seven years ago after Kathleen's death to join his children in Mississauga.
The family wishes to extend gratitude to his caregivers and staff at the Wenleigh. Special thanks to Dr. Bernard Goldfarb of North Bay and Dr. Tom Short of Credit Valley Hospital for extending his life 14 years after battling cancer.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Neweduk - Erin Mills" Chapel, 1981 Dundas St. W., Mississauga (at Erin Mills Pkwy.)
on Thursday, March 15 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service for Cam will be held in the Chapel on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 11 a.m.
Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Cam will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
CLARE LAWTON BEGHTOL February 15, 1942 - March 3, 2018
Clare passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, March 3, 2018.
Predeceased by her husband, Godfrey Cross; devoted mother to Emily Cross. Sister of Karen Elizabeth Beghtol of Connecticut.
Clare will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all who ever knew her. Clare was a respected scholar, professor at the University of Toronto, beloved teacher.
Visitation hours will be Friday, March 9, 2018, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Funeral Center.
Funeral service will be Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the Mount Pleasant Funeral Center (10 a.m. visitation, 11 a.m. service).
Flowers are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, donations would also be welcome to Canadian National Institute of the Blind, C. Donald Cook Center Faculty of Information University of Toronto, Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, or the Salvation Army. For online condolences please visit http://www.etouch.ca
LOUIS BOURGEOIS "Lou" BGEN (Ret'd), CD
Peacefully, on the 27th of January 2018, in Oakville at the age of 101. Predeceased in 1999 by his beloved wife, Donaleen (Munn); and in 2006 by his loving partner, Elspeth Adams; his sister, Yvonne; and his son-in-law, Greg Morgan, of Ottawa. Cherished father of Margot "Maggie" BourgeoisMorgan. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by Elspeth's son, Scott Lindstol, and his wife, Karen; Kirsten Taylor (Josh), Erik Lindstol (Jessica); goddaughter, Jennifer Lithgow; Terry-Lee Gaudreau and Gary Paquin; former son-in-law, Terry Lukiwski; Louise Leonard, JoAnn Brodey, Mark Willis, and their families.
Lou was born November 29, 1916 and grew up in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. After seven years in broadcasting at CHAB Moose Jaw, his militia unit was mobilized.
It was the beginning of 33 years military service that included two tours of regimental duty (King's Own Rifles and Queen's Own Rifles), Canadian War Staff College, and staff appointments in Canada, the UK and Germany.
Lou ended his military career in Ottawa as Director General of Information (Public Affairs) for the Department of National Defence.
He retired in 1973 to accept an offer to establish and manage a chamber of commerce to foster trade and investment between Canada and Brazil. He retired from the Chamber in 1986.
In retirement Lou travelled extensively and indulged in his love of music and books.
A longtime member of the Probus Club of Oakville, he chaired its non-fiction book club for 16 years.
Heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Waterford for their dedication and care, and to the wonderful friends Lou made there.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at St. Andrew's Church, 47 Reynolds Street, Oakville. Please visit the Book of Memories at http://www.wardfuneralhome.com.
EDWARD W.G. CHICK F. I . I . C , F.C.I.P June 12, 1932 - March 5, 2018
Edward died peacefully at home, with Elfreda his beloved wife of 64 years, and his loving family by his side.
Ed was born and educated in London, England. Following National Service in the RAF, he was employed in litigation with Sir William Charles Crocker, Solicitors, London and later with Beaumont & Sons, Solicitors.
In April 1956, he immigrated to Canada, joined in November by Elfreda, together with daughter, Janet; and son, Edward. Ed took a position with the London and Lancashire Insurance Co., later merged into the Royal Insurance Co. Following a succession of management positions; 5 years in Ottawa, Branch Manager Toronto Branch North, Ed was appointed Vice President for Canada in 1980. He served in this position with Royal Insurance until taking retirement in December 1990.
During his career Ed served on many insurance-related offices; Executive Vice-President Ontario Arbitration and Mediation Association, President Ontario Claims Managers Association, and President Canadian Federation of Insurance Claims. Also on many IBC Claims Committees.
Ed was in great demand as a speaker, with many of his speeches published in insurance journals.
He also served on the Law Reform Committee on Compensation for death and personal injury and on the Ontario Government Committee for an Arbitration and Mediation Centre to be established in Ontario. This was approved by Legislature.
Following retirement, Ed was immediately offered a position by IBC as consultant to the newly formed company PACIC.
In 1994, Ed and Elfreda decided to move from Toronto to Victoria to live closer to their daughter, Janet; her husband, Jake; and the grandchildren.
Ed was elected President of the Victoria Men's Newcomers Club, then settled down to his passion for reading, and to his many hobbies. Ed and Elfreda enjoyed spending his last few winters with Janet and Jake at their home in Mexico.
Ed very much loved his wife and family and looked forward to the visits by Janet and Jake and the grandchildren. He missed his son, Edward (aka Teddy), who visited as often as possible from his work and home in Chicago. He was always most supportive of Elfreda during her long career in insurance and, in Victoria, her positions as President in many organizations and volunteer work. Ed was always loving and supportive of his son and daughter; grandson, Dylan; granddaughter, Leah; and great- granddaughter, Kaila.
Ed leaves behind his beloved wife, Elfreda and his family. Ever supportive of them all, he loved them very much. Over the years, he had some serious illnesses, but as always accepted the challenge with dignity. Ed had a keen sense of humor appreciate by all who knew him. He was a kind-hearted and generous man.
The family are thankful for the professional attention given him by Dr. Gordon, Dr. Miller, and Dr. McGlee, and for the care provided by the nurses at VIHA, The Cancer Agency and Victoria Hospice.
Thankful also for the friendship of all at St. David's Church in Cordova Bay, and especially the Reverend Matthew Brown.
A service will be held at St.
David's On-the-Sea, 5182 Cordova Bay Road, on Friday March 16, at 11:30 a.m. A celebration of life will follow at the Foxborough Hills Recreation Center (club house), 3418 Emily Carr Drive.
Adieu to all!
JACQUELINE DESMARAIS (Née Maranger) O.C., G.O.Q. 1928 - 2018
Jacqueline Desmarais ("Jackie") - Passed away peacefully in the company of her four children, at Domaine Laforest, Sagard, in the region of Charlevoix, Québec, on March 3, 2018. She had a full and happy life of family, friends and service to the arts and the community in Canada and abroad.
Beloved wife of 60 years to the late Paul G. Desmarais; dearest mother to Paul Jr. (Hélène), André (France), Louise, and Sophie (Daniel); devoted grandmother to Paul III (Mary Dailey), Olivier (Adriana), Maximilien, Alexandre (Madeleine), Nicolas (Myriam), Philippe (Amanda), Sébastien (Alexandra), Jacqueline-Ariadne (Hadrien), Charles-Édouard and Chloé; and great-grandmother of Paul Gordon, Henry Tecumseh, William, Gaia, Théodore Alexandre, Olympia, Athena Louise, Alix Marie Hélène, Mason Hunter, James Christian, Amedeo, Nicolas Jean Jr. and Arthur Noël. She is survived by her sister, Yolande Sylvain; many nieces and nephews; and predeceased by her brother, Robert Maranger; and her sister, Lucille Rouleau.
A private family funeral is to be held at Sagard in the coming days, to be followed by a memorial service at a date to be announced.
Born in Sudbury, Ontario, on September 20, 1928, to Ernest and Albertine Thanasse Maranger, Jackie studied nursing at the University of Ottawa and practiced in Sudbury.
Married to Paul Desmarais in 1953, they shared a powerful love for each other, from their early courtship to Paul's passing away in 2013 with Jackie close at hand.
Jackie was supportive of Paul throughout his business career. In the early days of their first undertaking, together they counted coins from bus fares at their kitchen table. Later she was a vivacious and gracious hostess welcoming guests from around the world.
Her love of music began with her father Ernest Maranger. She was an accomplished jazz singer and at the age of 20 had the thrill of singing 'Sophisticated Lady' with the Duke Ellington Orchestra in Ottawa. She acquired a deep love for classical music and opera with her dear friend and mentor the late Pierre Béique, former Managing Director of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, in whose honour she sponsored the Grand Orgue at Maison Symphonique de Montréal built in Québec by Casavant Frères.
Over the past 40 years, she has significantly contributed to the vitality of the arts through personal support of musicians, opera singers, symphonies and organizations such as the Opéra de Montréal and the Montréal Opera Guild, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, the Orchestre Métropolitain, Domaine Forget, the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Concours musical international de Montréal, the Canadian Vocal Arts Institute, Jeunesses musicales Canada and the Festival d'opéra de Québec.
She sponsored "Live from the Metropolitan Opera" thereby making available live opera broadcasts in theaters across Canada. Jacqueline took a close interest in the career of many young artists, welcoming them into her home and giving them the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their talent.
Jacqueline believed in the importance of education, community development and health. She supported many community organizations including La rue des Femmes, Centraide du Grand Montréal, Fondation Jasmin Roy, the Université de Montréal and the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation, which inaugurated in 2016 the Jacqueline Desmarais Pavilion in her honour.
She was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 1998, a Chevalier of the Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur in 2011, a Grande Officière of the Ordre National du Québec in 2011, made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2013 and a Commander of the Ordre de Montréal in 2017. She was inducted into the Canadian Opera Hall of Fame in 1996. She received an honorary doctorate from the Université de Montréal in 2011.
She will be sorely missed by her loving family and her many friends, but forever in their hearts and memories.
The Desmarais family would like to thank all of Mme Desmarais' caregivers, in particular Dr. Jean-Luc Dupuis and Martine Richer, as well as Dr. Patrick Cossette, Dr. Jean Rouleau, Esther Desjarlais, Carole Drolet, Méliza Dupuis and Johanne Labbé for their excellent care and assistance.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully received in Jacqueline Desmarais' memory by La rue des Femmes, Jeunesses musicales Canada or a charity of your choice.
MARGARET BLACK CAMERON (nee Hewitt) February 19, 1927 - March 3, 2018
Passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre in her 91st year.
Predeceased by her beloved husband, Jack (John). Loving mother of Morag and Ewen. Much loved Gran to Michael, Christine and Tanya. Great-Gran to Owen and Penelope, as well as Brooklyn and Brady.
A Memorial service will be held at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. S., Newmarket, on Monday, March 12, 2018, at 1 p.m., with a reception to follow.
More information at http:// roadhouseandrose.com/bookof-memories/3439762/CameronMargaret/service-details.php
Peacefully on Friday, March 9, 2018 in Toronto. Beloved son of the late Alice and Lou Drabin.
Dear brother of the late Karen Halpern, and Steven Drabin.
Loving uncle of Jack and Paulina, Lyana and Chris, Jordan and Janina, great-uncle to Jonah, Sophie, Rachel, and Bodhi. Loving cousin to Sharon, Brian, and Lauren. Special thanks to the wonderful care from Dr. Krzyzanowska and to the staff at Princess Margaret Hospital. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Interment Kehal Israel Cemetery, Montreal on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 416-946-6560.
DR. JAMES GARRITY
The family of Dr. James Garrity is heartbroken to announce his passing on December 15, 2017 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC, after a brief illness. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 62 years, Kathleen Rosemary (nee Thomson). Loving father of Denis (Ping), Jimmy (Sheila), Josie, Bernadette, Jackie, Mary Kate and Mary Clare.
Dear brother-in-law of Rosemary (the late Andy) Piacentini and Eleanor (the late Wilfried) Wolfle and the late George and Netta Thomson. Proud grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of 1.
Survived by many nieces and nephews in the U.K.
James was born in Hamilton, Scotland on May 17, 1931, the only child of Denis and Catherine Garrity. He attended St. Aloysius' College in Glasgow. He graduated from University College Galway medical school in 1957. He married Kathleen and they immigrated to Canada in 1959 with the RCAF where he was a Squadron Leader/Medical Officer. After an honorable release from the RCAF in 1967, he opened his successful family practice in Willowdale where he worked for 27 years.
James was a devout Roman Catholic and a founding member of the Birthright organization. In 1994, he retired and eventually moved to Victoria, BC. James was the ultimate Renaissance man and gentleman - always impeccably dressed in suit and tie, and a handy man who could fix anything, as well as carve a perfect turkey! James was a loving father who put his wife and children above all else. His last few years were spent caring for his wife, Kathleen.
Cremation took place following a private service in Victoria on December 19, 2017. A Memorial Mass will be held on March 17, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Pascal Baylon Church, 92 Steeles Avenue West, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada. Reception to follow.
Flowers gratefully declined. If you wish to make a donation in his name, please consider the St. Vincent de Paul Society or the Alzheimer Society of Canada.
Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com.
MARY ELIZABETH GIBSON (Nee Cover)
Mary Elizabeth Gibson (Cover) died at the age of 87 on Monday, March 5, 2018 in Toronto after a short illness which she handled with her characteristic strength of spirit and unfailing sense of humour.
Mary was born in Markham, Ontario on March 6, 1930 into a loving, hard-working family of nine. She earned a nursing degree at Wellesley Hospital in 1951 and always treasured her ongoing association with the other twenty nurses in her graduating class, often observing, "We went through everything together."
In 1953, Mary married Franklin Douglas (Doug) Gibson, a lawyer, and in the following years had six children, John (Barbara), Jennifer (Steve), Chris (Larry), Mark, Peter (Deb), and James.
Throughout her life, Mary shared with her children and others her vibrant interest in history, art, science, and current events. A lively enthusiasm also infused her involvement with her book club, bridge club, French lessons, tennis, and curling. After Mary's marriage ended in 1970 she returned to school, earning a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Social Work from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in 1985. Her subsequent volunteer social work with single mothers and abused women and children was distinguished by the patience, generosity, and empathy that always enhanced her relationships with friends and relatives.
Mary is survived by her children; her niece, Deirdre, who was like a daughter to her; grandchildren, Paul, Allen, Chris, Cameron, Doug, and Gillian; and her sisters, Anne and Chris. The family wishes to thank everyone at The Village of Humber Heights for their wonderful, compassionate care.
A celebration of Mary's life will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. in the Balmoral Room (main entrance by the 3 flag poles) at the Old Mill, Etobicoke (21 Old Mill Rd). Free parking passes will be available at the entrance to the Balmoral Room. A brief tribute will be given at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Indspire (indspire.
ca) or the Heart and Stroke Foundation (heartandstroke.
ca). Online condolences at newediukfuneralhome.com
LISKA MARY ELIZABETH JETCHICK
Age 72, of Cambridge, joined the choir invisible, her children at her side, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in the early hours of Monday, February 26, 2018. She is survived by her son, John (Juliana); her daughter, Liska Helen; and is predeceased by her husband, Stanley Jetchick; and her parents, Paul and Helen Bridle.
A memorial will take place Saturday, March 24 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Cambridge at 1:00 p.m. A reception with light refreshments will follow. Special thanks to the staff of Cambridge Memorial Hospital for all their efforts during Liska's care.
WILLIAM ERNEST LARDNER "Bill"
91, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018 in Marco Island, Florida while walking joyfully in the sun admiring antique cars with his daughter, Janice; and companion, Wendy.
Bill and his late wife, Ruth, met in 1945 at a dance while they were both serving in the British Army.
They immigrated to Canada from England in 1952, starting in Ottawa where he and Ruth began their family. They moved to Toronto in 1953. An accomplished engineer graduating from the University of Birmingham in 1952, Bill cofounded Deep Foundations Contractors Inc in 1971 with Dave Miller Sr. (deceased).
He was a prominent figure in the engineering community, and was awarded the Canadian Geotechnical Society's G.
Geoffrey Meyerhof Award for his outstanding contribution to soil mechanics and foundation engineering. Throughout his career and retirement, Bill pioneered advancements in the field and supported the next generation of engineers through grant programs at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Birmingham, England. Bill was a curious, driven, generous family man who enjoyed rousing his family in song and engaging them in debates.
He has left behind an incredible legacy and will be sorely missed by his community, his friends, and his family, sister, Margaret (late Phillip); children, Rychard (Janet), Janice (late Jack), Ande (late Marlene), Claire (Cris); grandchildren, Thomas (Katie), William (Cindy), Michael (Emily), Alex (Chad), Samantha, Leane, Sage, late Jae; and greatgrandchildren, Ewan, Benjamin, Elias, and Theodore.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 1-4 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Rd., (east gate entrance), Toronto, ON. Celebration of Life will be on Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. at the Donalda Club, 12 Bushbury Dr., Toronto, ON. In lieu of flowers, Bill would like you to support the Scott Mission of Toronto, The Salvation Army of Toronto, The Scarborough Hospital Foundation and the North York General Hospital in his name.
BARBARA JEAN MACINTYRE (nee Moor)
Barb passed away peacefully, on February 20, 2018 at the age of 90, after a lengthy illness, comforted by her family. Barb is survived by her three sons, Peter (Sandra), Jim (Liz Joy) and John (Beth Sangster); and four grandchildren, Laura, Peter, Tyler and Grace who will miss their "Nana."
Barb's sister, Joyce Macdonald; brother, Herb Moor (Winn); and all of their extended families, will miss Barb's strong dedication to her family.
Barb was born on December 14, 1927 in Sarnia, Ontario to Herbert Hutcheson Moor and Margaret Jean (Jamieson) Moor. Barb attended University of Toronto, graduating in 1948, with a Bachelor of Arts from University College and relocated to Edmonton in 1949 working for the Federal Government.
She married Donald Alexander Macintyre in February 1949, and provided a loving home for the subsequent arrival of her three sons. Don was transferred by Imperial Oil to Toronto in 1956, and the family relocated to Etobicoke.
Barb enjoyed life to its fullest and was active in leadership roles in a number of organizations making a huge contribution to the Etobicoke Community.
She was involved in the local School Councils, Community Planning Council and the Etobicoke and Metro Toronto Volunteer Bureaus for many years. She later worked and used her compassion for others as an intake counsellor at the Donwood Institute, until her retirement. Barb lived in Etobicoke for the rest of her life including many years at Tapestry Village Gate where she leaves many great friends.
Through her parents and her great-aunt "Missie," Barb caught the travel bug early and travelled extensively well into her late 80s. Her passport has numerous entries from all continents, being especially fond of France where she had lived for three years as a child. Her most memorable trip was in 2001 when she took all of her family including all four of her grandchildren to the South of France for a 15 day odyssey, which was the subject of many fond memories and great stories.
Barb will be most remembered by her numerous close friends and will be missed by all those who she touched as a great mother, grandmother, daughter, niece, sister, aunt and friend. A special thanks to the staff at Deerwood Creek Care Centre, for their amazing care for Barb over the final months of her life.
A celebration of Barb's life will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. West in Etobicoke, with visitation starting at 9:30 a.m. and service at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (jdrf.ca) or Doctors Without Borders (doctorswithoutborders.ca) in Barb's honour would be greatly appreciated by the family.
JOHN NEVIN MCDIARMID May 23, 1935 - March 3, 2018
Predeceased by his beloved wife, Margaret Shirley McDiarmid, July 29, 1934 to November 14, 2017.
Survived by their daughter, Karen McDiarmid; son, John and his wife, Siobhan McDiarmid; Nevin's sister, Judy Campbell; Shirley's brother, John Kay and his wife, Maureen; as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Vancouver and Australia; two cats now living in Vancouver; and close friends who have become part of the family over the past 40+ years.
Nevin, an avid golfer and artist, was born in Vancouver, moved to Toronto and became a Chartered Accountant where he spent most of his working career with the Government of Ontario.
In retirement, he spent happy years golfing, painting, and working as a volunteer consultant with Toronto's Management Advisory Service (MAS). Nevin died of complications related to Alzheimer's in MGH Hospital in Toronto.
Shirley was born in Bolton, England and after moving to Toronto worked for several organizations including BTA and CRFA before retirement. A very sociable lady who could talk and laugh with anyone; she met Nevin on a blind date on St. Patrick's and their family was formed.
An animal lover, and Shirley's favourite place was Hopkin's Landing on the Sunshine coast in BC. Shirley died peacefully, in her sleep at their house in Toronto on Moore Ave.
Both our parents will be sorely missed by their family, close friends, and the numerous people who met and spent time with these wonderful, loving people.
In lieu of flowers, you may donate to MGH Hospital in Toronto: http://foundation.tegh.on.ca/en/ how_to_donate.html
Son of Patricia and Gary, and beloved brother of Bridget and Matthew, passed suddenly in Toronto on March 4, 2018.
A memorial for friends and family will be held on Saturday, March 17th at 2 p.m.
at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, located at 275 Lesmill Road, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, please do something kind for a friend, as Mark might have done had he been there.
WENDY B. ROSS (nee Nimmo) October 21, 1941 - March 6, 2018
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Wendy, beloved wife and life partner of William Ross; mother of Kimberly; and cherished friend of many touched by her kindness, humour and generosity throughout a wonderful life. She was strong and thoughtful, and will be sorely missed. Despite her recent struggles with cancer and liver problems, she fought to the end and never stopped living a full life with as much energy as possible. Travel was always a joy, seeing new places and avoiding the Ottawa winter in Florida and other warm places.
A celebration of her life will be held at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road (at Aviation Parkway), Ottawa on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 2-5 p.m., and there will be an opportunity for anyone to share their memories about Wendy. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Condolences/Tributes/Donations Hulse, Playfair & McGarry http://www.hpmcgarry.ca 613-748-1200
DOROTHY SARAH SCYTHES "Suzie" (nee Symons) April 22, 1924 February 27, 2018
Missed by Doug, husband of 68 years; and daughters, Sarah (DeeDee) Scythes and Wendy Quade. Remembered with love by grandchildren, Adia, Paul (Ashley) and Philip, and their families.
Thanks to all her friends and staff at Cummer Lodge for their loving care and kindness.
DONNA JEAN THORNTON (nee Glen)
Peacefully on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Kingston General Hospital, in her 76th year with her family by her side. Loving wife of Dr. Daniel B. Thornton. Beloved mother of Allison and Shannon Smith; step-mother of Amelia Thornton and Tara (Ryan) Adams.
Adoring grandmother of Michelyn Smith, Cooper Adams and Abby Adams. Dear daughter of the late Dr. Frederick Glen and Elvira Glen; sister of the late June (Bill) Rispin, Dorothy Anne (Harry) Daniel and Joyce Walker. Survived by sisters, Heather (Clifford) Arnott, Lynn (Peter) Lingard; and brother-inlaw, Dr. George Walker. Beloved aunt to numerous nephews and nieces. Dear friend of Mary Carnie, Joan Macintosh, Joan Goodall and the cherished members of her Kingston quilters group.
After high school in Chatham, Ontario, Donna graduated from Teachers College at Western University and was a dedicated mentor to hundreds of children at Clarkson Public School in Mississauga. On retiring in 1989, she married Dan. Soulmates, they rejoiced in traveling the world together, living for extended periods in Washington, DC, Hong Kong, Brussels, Vancouver and Calgary but always returning to Kingston where Dan is a professor at Queen's University.
Urbane in deportment even as she battled cancer, Donna gave unconditional love to family, friends and caregivers.
A memorial reception in celebration of Donna's life will be held in the Reception and Celebration Centre of James Reid Funeral Home, 1900 John Counter Boulevard, Kingston, on Saturday, March 31 between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. (Please enter Reception Centre from the rear parking lot).
As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to U.H.K.F. (Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario), or Kingston Humane Society would be appreciated. Online condolences may be directed to: http://www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com
MARIANNE TITTMANN (Lutz)
With great sorrow, the family announces the peaceful passing of Marianne Tittmann on Monday, March 5, 2018.
Marianne will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Rosemary; her grandchildren, Stephen (Leanna) and Christi (Nick); her great-grandchildren, Francesca and Spencer; and her niece, Elisabeth. Marianne will also be mourned by the many close friends and neighbours she held very dear. Marianne was predeceased by her husband, Franz, with whom she now rests in peace.
Marianne approached life with joy and determination, always making new friends and staying active. Everyone who was fortunate enough to say goodbye was blessed by her grace and courage in those final days.
A celebration of her life will take place at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) on Saturday, April 7th at 11:00 a.m. If desired, in lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences, photographs, and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
ELSIE M. WHATLEY
Elsie May Whatley passed away peacefully at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in her 96th year. Beloved wife and best friend of the late John Whatley (d. 2010), Mum will be dearly missed by her children, Donald (Natalie) of Mississauga, Joan Priestman (John) of Kelowna, Richard (Martha) of Lakefield and Gordon (Sherry) of Halifax.
Cherished grandma of Alison and Gregory Priestman; Jennifer Cartwright (Richard) and the late Alex Whatley (d.2009); and Ben (Caitlin), Ian (Brittany), Graeme (Christina), and Julia Whatley. Also loving great-grandma ("GG") to Andrew and Daniel Cartwright.
Dear sister of Ruth Repp (Al). Also missed by her sister-in-law, Joy (Ron). Elsie will always be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews in Western Canada.
Predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Viola Johnson; and her brothers, Ronald and Wray (Evelyn) Johnson.
More than anything, it was Elsie's positive approach that drew people to her and inspired love and admiration in everyone she met.
Her over-the-top-laugh, sense of fairness, ability to listen, apple pie and butter tarts, and love for family were legendary. Elsie's children depended on her wisdom and counsel, and her grandchildren each enjoyed a deep and unique bond with her. From the age of six, it was music that tied the strands of her life together, a passion that ultimately led to her achieving an ARCT in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music the year she turned eighty. It is difficult to imagine a world without Elsie in it. Members of her beloved family feel blessed to have had her in their lives for as long as they did, and will hold her in their hearts forever.
A funeral service will be held at the Hendren Funeral Homes, Lakefield Chapel, 66 Queen Street, Lakefield on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Visitation 2 hours prior to the service. A reception will follow in the Heritage Room of the Funeral Home. Interment at Hillside Cemetery, Lakefield.
Memorial donations may be made to Parkinson Society Canada or Autism Ontario as expressions of sympathy, and may be made by contacting the funeral home at http://www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 706-652-3355.
ERNEST ZUCKER On Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
Ernest Zucker, beloved husband of Marion. Loving father and father-in-law of Stephen and Zami Zucker, Lynne Zucker and Greg Wilson, and Brian and Rayna Zucker. Dear brother of the late Emilie Speed. Devoted grandfather of Joshua, Max, Melissa, Nicole, Aaron, Coby, and Evan. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. Interment at Holy Blossom Memorial Park. Shiva at 115 Banbury Road, Toronto.
Donations may be made to The Ernest Zucker Memorial Fund c/o Benjamin Foundation, 416-780-0596, http://www.benjamins.ca.
SUSAN E. CRERAR (nee Prettie) March 30, 1939 - March 11, 2003
This day is remembered And quietly kept No words are needed We do not forget For in our hearts, SuSu You will always stay Loved and remembered Every day.
Always remembered and sadly missed by Bill, Kelly, Lori, Steve and Andrew, along with extended family and many friends.
LINDA LEE MORIN June 17, 1945 - March 11, 2008
"O that you were yourself! But, love, you are No longer yours than you yourself here live.
Against this coming end you should prepare, And your sweet semblance to some other give."
Sonnet XIII, Shakespeare Linda, we miss you and believe that parts of you live on in each of us.
Sending our love - John, Lorna & Jim, Adam & Nikki and your grandchildren Myka, Lee and Kellen.