Saturday, October 6, 2018
June 6, 1945 September 8, 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our father, brother, and uncle, Babatunde (Tunde) Agbi, P.Eng peacefully at the Foothills Hospital, Calgary, on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the age of 73 years. He was the proud father of Toluwani (Vancouver, BC) and Tomas-Charles (Toronto, ON); beloved brother of Charles (Jane Mulvihill) (Ottawa, ON) and Bose (Nigeria); and loving uncle of Elizabeth (Toronto, ON). Tunde was Founder, President and CEO of Ambit Energy Corporation and spent 50 years in Calgary working in the oil patch. He spent much of his free time enjoying the opera and the jazz community. Celebration of life will be held at The Glencoe Club (636 29 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB) on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Tunde's family through http://www.evanjstrong.com.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre at Alberta Cancer Foundation (1620 29 Street NW, Suite 300, Calgary, AB, T2N 4L7; 403-521-3433; http://www.albertacancer.
ca), the Calgary Opera (Mamdani Opera Centre, 1315 - 7 Street SW, Calgary, AB, T2R 1A5; 403-2627286; ,http://www.calgaryopera.com) or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements in care of Evan J. Strong Funeral Services. (403) 265-1199 FRANK ALLAN Frank James Allan (born April 20, 1932) passed away peacefully on the 29th of September, at his home in Burlington, Ontario, at the age of 86 years. Frank is survived by his devoted wife of 55 years, Sally (nee Hutcheson), his son Jim (Stephanie), his beloved grand children Charles and Alexandra and his sister June (Bob) Beach. Born in Saint Boniface, Manitoba, Frank moved to Toronto as a young man and attended the University of Western Ontario, where he played varsity basketball. A knee injury ended his basketball career and he transferred to the University of Toronto, where he graduated with a degree in Commerce.
While at U of T he earned the nickname "Snake" within the Theta Delta Chi fraternity. Frank embarked on a successful career in finance, holding various positions within Merrill Lynch Canada. While at the firm, his accomplishments included launching the institutional sales desk, as well as, opening the firm's first office in Vancouver, British Columbia. Frank's love of golf was well known, and he took great pride in serving as a Captain of St. George's Golf and Country Club. Frank was an integral board member of Mariner Sands Country Club in Stuart, Florida for many years. One of Frank's great regrets was turning down the invitation to participate in the 4-man bobsleigh at the 1964 Winter Olympic Games where Canada won a gold medal.
A celebration of Frank's life will be held at St. George's Golf and Country Club at a later date.
We would like to acknowledge the dedicated staff at Pearl and Pine Retirement Residences in Burlington, Ontario for the outstanding care they showed Frank. Special thanks to Jesselle Romero and Enzo DiCarlo.
WILLIAM HEDLEY BARTLETT
May 5, 1928 - August 22, 2018 After a long and wonderfully well-lived life, Bill passed away peacefully surrounded by family.
Bill was the beloved husband of Sally (nee Rigby), his wife of 66 years; and the father of Jean Shirreff, Bill (Kate Wilcox), Charlie (Felicia Norris) and Mary Bartlett-Keating. He was the cherished grandfather of Caitlin (Jared), Ben, Erin (Lazar), William, Olivia, Lucy, William, Belinda, Peter, Jack, Christian, Sally and Charlotte. Great-Grandfather to three, just missing the birth of his fourth.
The full notice of Bill's passing was in the Globe and Mail Births and Deaths on Saturday, August 25, 2018.
A celebration of Bill's life will be will be held at Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St., Toronto (at Heath St.) on Tuesday, October 9th at 3:00 p.m. with a reception to follow. There has been a private family interment.
PATRICIA LOUISE BRUCE
Passed away peacefully at the Trillium Health Centre October 4, 2018 after an extended battle with Alzheimer's followed by a recent stroke. Pat was the beloved wife of Robert John Bruce (deceased November 9, 2007), devoted mother of Ian, Douglas, and Dianne, loving Mother-in-Law of Cathie and Judy, and dedicated grandmother of Audrey, Matthew, Sarah, Lindsey, and Ryan.
Pat was born in Hamilton, Ontario, moved with her family to Ottawa during World War II, and then on to Toronto. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Queen's University where she met her husband of 50 years, Bob. They settled in Toronto. After focusing on her family, Pat returned to work part time at Sherway Gardens as well as preparing tax returns seasonally for 25 years at H & R Block.
Pat loved to travel. Together with Bob, she explored many parts of the world. She belonged to the University Women's Group where she made many friends through many social groups focused on gourmet cooking, bridge, and investing. Mom was a born shopper and we all have gifts from the various stores she worked at and countries she visited. The grandchildren have many fond memories of times spent with Grammie and Grampie on weekends at the cottage.
Friends may call at Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke on Monday, October 8th from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at in the Chapel Tuesday, October 9th at 11 a.m., followed by a reception.
For those who wish, donations in memory of Pat may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, or to the Trillium Health Partners Foundation. Online condolences available to http://www.turnerporter.ca
JOHN ALEXANDER CAMERON
1936 - 2018
John died peacefully on September 26, 2018 at St. Peter's Hospital in Hamilton. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Frances. He will be missed by his sons, Richard (Alexa), Michael (Katherine), and James (Jason) and his five grandchildren, Atticus, Audrey, Oona, Alasdair, and Inigo.
John was born and raised in Toronto. He graduated with a BA from Victoria College, University of Toronto and obtained his PhD in nuclear physics from McMaster University in Hamilton. He won a Sloan Fellowship to teach at Corpus Christie College and to pursue research at the Clarendon Laboratory in Oxford England.
Returning to teach at McMaster, he did so for 35 years spending part of that time as the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, a position he really enjoyed.
John was active in Westdale United Church and in the United Way Campaign. John loved sailing, camping and the many years spent at the family cottage on Lake Temagami in northern Ontario. Music played a large part in John's life. As a boy in Toronto he joined the junior choir of St.
Margaret's Anglican Church, a requirement if one wanted to play on the church hockey team! John was a longtime member of the choir at Westdale United Church and sang for several years as a member of the Te Deum Singers under the leadership of Richard Birney-Smith.
The celebration of his life will be held at Westdale United Church, 99 N. Oval, Hamilton, on Saturday, October 13 at 11 a.m., followed by a reception.
Interment will take place in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto at a later date. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations may be made to Westdale United Church or Medecins sans Frontieres.
Condolences, memories and photos may be left at www.
ANGELA HILARY CHALLENOR
Peacefully at home on Monday, August 20, 2018, with family at her side, after a fall and short illness, in her 92nd year.
Angela was born in Kelowna, BC on June 28, 1927 to George Leicester Challenor, of Barbados and his war bride, Muriel Hilary Edgcumbe (Devon, UK). She was their youngest child and only daughter. Predeceased by her three brothers, Richard, John, and George. The family moved to Victoria, and then in the mid-1930s to Barbados, where Angie attended school. She then returned to Canada and eventually settled in London, Ontario. She worked for the University of Western Ontario for 34 years, first at the Nursing School and later at the Ivey Business School.
These were the happiest days of Angie's career; she always talked about her 34 years at Western with great pride, especially her time working with Professors Jim Taylor and Walter Thompson, with whom she maintained a lifelong friendship. She was ahead of her time: a career woman who enjoyed her life of independence, and who wasn't afraid to say so! Angie spent many years volunteering for 'Riding with the Disabled,' where she derived great pleasure from helping the kids. She was a dedicated patron of the former Orchestra London; two of its musicians played at her memorial service. Also in attendance then were several members of the 1968 Olympic women's rowing team - she was one of their more enthusiastic supporters. Angie was much loved for her generosity, love of life, fun and great sense of humour, and will be deeply missed by her family and many friends. The world was a richer place with her in it! Angela is survived by her nephew, Richard (UK); nieces, Hilary and Alison (UK) and Cathy (Canada) and their families; and by her sister-in-law, Diana Challenor.
Our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful doctors and nurses at University Hospital, London for their compassionate, excellent care and to the nurses who visited to care for Angela at home, keeping her comfortable in her final days. Sincere appreciation also to Mary and Sandy Wellman of Medical Priorities and their staff for their professional and dedicated care of Angela these last several years.
A celebration of Angie's life has taken place at the Westview Funeral Chapel in London.
Interment will take place in Barbados at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Angie are asked to consider a charity of your choice.
HELEN CHANT CURRIE
March 4, 1931 - September 25, 2018 On September 25, 2018, Helen's courageous battle with dementia and other ravages of old age came to an end. She died peacefully at home in the comfort of her own bed.
Helen was predeceased by her parents Prof. Grant and Dr. Elizabeth Robertson, her sister, Dr. Mary Robertson and her beloved husband William Currie. She is survived by her three children, Geoff, Susan (Wayne Bates), and Janet, two grandchildren, Alex (Kailley) Dunn and Cara (Matt) McManus and four great-grandchildren, Noah, Presley, Madison and Sadie. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and dear devoted friends.
Over the course of her life, Helen brought more kindness, light, and friendship into the world than most of us could muster in ten lifetimes.
Through her youthful summers at Go Home Bay and early school years at Toronto's Brown School; through her college years at McMaster University; through her many homes as a young wife and mom moving among various towns in Washington State, Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario; through her years spent teaching her much-loved grade 2 students at Shelburne Junior School and her founding with husband Bill of the Sheldon Valley Outdoor Education School; through her years running an antique dealership with husband Bill in Hawkestone; through her longtime volunteer work, including with shelters for women fleeing domestic violence and Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children; and through her final chapters of life in Bellingham, WA and Toronto, Helen made countless lasting, deep and treasured friendships. Despite lacking the modern benefits of social media or email, she then managed to keep, nurture, and delight in these wonderful friendships over the course of her entire life.
Helen was a strong, spirited, inspiring, and infinitely compassionate person.
She remained unfailingly upbeat in the face of the grief and adversity life sometimes brought her and she was deeply loved by many. She will be greatly missed and long remembered.
Helen's family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to her wonderful caregivers and to the warm and caring staff at Hazelton Place Retirement Residence. As per Helen's wishes, cremation has taken place.
A memorial service will be planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please feel free give a hug to someone who could use one - a perfect way to honour Helen's memory.
DR. BARRIE JAMES FROST
In loving memory of Dr. Barrie James Frost, PhD, FRSC of Kingston, Ontario who passed away peacefully on October 4, 2018 at the age of 79 at Providence Care Hospital in Kingston after a courageous battle with cancer.
Survived by his wife of 52 years, Virginia (Peters) Frost; and their three sons, Andrew (Stephanie), Tim (Shawna) and Hugh (Sheila); and their grandchildren, Megan, Ethan, Hannah, Evan, Cameron and Aidan; and niece, Allison Mahan. Predeceased by his parents, Alfred Frost and Jessie (Collett) Frost; his sister, Yvonne (Frost) Mahan; niece, Julie (Mahan) Batt all from Nelson, New Zealand.
Barrie was born and raised in Nelson, New Zealand. He completed his teacher's certificate in Christchurch, NZ in 1959, followed by a BA at University of Canterbury in 1961, an MA (hons) at the University of Canterbury in 1964. Barrie moved to Sydney, Australia where he was a lecturer at the University of Sydney prior to moving to Canada to pursue his PhD at Dalhousie University.
He completed his postdoctoral fellowship at University of California, Berkeley prior to moving to Queen's University in 1969, where he continued his teaching and research for 49 years.
Barrie spent his lifetime as a pioneer in Neuroscience research, having published over 100 articles in scientific journals and with an illustrious career that was recognized internationally through many fellowships and awards. He received fellowships at the Royal Society of Canada, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Canadian Psychological Association, and American Association for the Advancement of Science. His awards included the Hebb Award, Max Bell Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Forschungspreis, Erskine Fellow, NSERC Award of Excellence in Research, the Queen's Alumni Prize for Excellence in Teaching, and the Queen's University Prize for Excellence in Research.
Barrie was an emeritus professor in Psychology, Biology and Physiology, and loved research and collaborating with other scientists. He continued to work internationally on research projects, until shortly before his death. Barrie was not only an acclaimed scientist and educator, but he was an incredible husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He delighted in his family and friends and enjoyed sharing his love of discovery with everyone. He was a gifted storyteller, sage advisor, and trusted friend to all. We miss him dearly.
A celebration of life will be scheduled in the near future. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to; University Hospitals Kingston Foundation directed to either The Cancer Centre of South Eastern Ontario or Palliative Care at Providence Care Hospital, or donate to the charity of your choice.
BARBARA ANN HINDE (nee Murray)
1928 - 2018
Barbara Ann passed away peacefully on October 2, 2018. Cherished by her husband, Ralph Christopher Hinde, for more than 65 years and by her children Carol Ann (Don), Sharon (Mark), Valerie (Barrie) and Murray (Marsa).
Beloved Baba to Matthew (Beth), Andrew (Lillian), Lindsey (Mark), Dean (Sara), Cody, Blake (Sandy), Kathryn (Eli), Markie, Kerry, Cameron, Isabel and Jessica and great grandchildren Noah, Micah, Hudson and Torin. She will also be greatly missed by her sister Margaret and sister-inlaw Jacqueline, and countless family members and friends.
Born in Belleville in 1928, Barbara Ann grew up in Toronto, graduating from York Memorial Collegiate and the Toronto Teacher's College. She was an educator in all aspects of her life and continued to be a teacher well into her 70s.
Barbara Ann was a dynamo with a big heart and a matching personality. Her greatest joy was family and friends. Gatherings at "Parfield" and the cottage were frequent, and always filled with happy people and an over abundance of gastronomic delights. It would be no surprise to find 30 or more people sitting down for a full dinner. The house was abuzz at all hours.
Barbara Ann enjoyed curling, golfing, playing bridge, with shopping being a preferred activity. As the family grew to include grandchildren, she became "Baba." They were all special to Baba as she was to them. We all have many fond memories of Barbara Ann.
A Celebration of Life will be held at: St. Matthew the Apostle, Oriole Anglican Church, 80 George Henry Blvd, North York, ON M2J 1E7 on October 27th at 11:00 a.m.
Reception and lunch afterwards in the church hall.
If desired, donations can be made to St. Matthew the Apostle Oriole Anglican Church, or a charity of your choice.
FREDRICK JOHN EDWARD JORDAN
Fred Jordan passed away on September 8, 2018 at the age of 82 years. He was born to the late Winnifred and Cecil Jordan on January 11, 1936 in Nakusp B.C.
Fred grew up in the small town of Edgewood, B.C. He attended school in Nakusp and graduated high school in Kamloops B.C.
Fred obtained his Bachelor of Law degree from the University of British Columbia in 1963. He perused and received his Master's degree from the University of Michigan in 1964. In 1969 Fred was called to the bar by the Law Society of upper Canada.
Fred Jordan was an unsung hero of the constitutional patriation process in Canada and was one of the federal governments most senior and longest-serving legal experts.
Colleagues in the Department of Justice referred to Fred as a workhorse in describing the time, sacrifices and contributions he made to the Canadian constitutional development and the struggles for Canadian unity in a career that spanned several decades.
During the constitution patriation period 1981, Fred acted at one point as the Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Law, and the constitutional advisor to the Prime Minister.
Fred played a key role in the development of the Meech Lake Accord and he provided advice on many other important constitutional files during his time in the Department of Justice.
His legacy continued after his retirement in 1996, through the mentorship of many colleagues still in government.
His professional life was devoted to Canada's constitutional development and unity and he left an indelible mark on the country.
Fred was a constant and caring member of his extended family: his sister Dorothy Wegner and the late Elizabeth (Betty) Klein, nieces and nephew and great - nieces and nephews. Fred will be missed by all those who were fortunate to have know him.
There will be no service at Fred's request. Condolences, tributes and donations may be made at http://www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com
MICHAEL JOHN LAVELLE
Best known as "Big Mike", passed away October 3rd peacefully after a brief battle with cancer, he was surrounded by love from his family in his last hours. Mike, predeceased by his wife of 47 years Frances Lavelle and survived by his wife Dr. Diane Malinowski, his children, Cathie (Dr. Mark Smith), Janine, LeAnne, Christine (Doug Martin), Michael (Jodi Herold) his stepchildren, Christina (Tim Crowe) and Mike (Marisa Ricci) and his greatest joy, his grandchildren; Jordan, Geoff, Luke, Sophie, Georgia, Josh, Joe, Mathew, Ben, Ethan, Connor, Ella, Matteo, Anthony, & Sofia, his brother Pat Lavelle & sister Lebby Lavelle.
Mike's preferred name Big Mike could not have been more suited - Mike had a BIG life, Big family, Big Heart, Big laugh and a Big love of learning and life. Born September 8, 1936 in Toronto. Michael was an all-star athlete and scholar in his youth. He brought his love of sport and love of learning to his career when he began teaching and coaching at St Michael's College School in 1958, which led to a lifetime of championship wins, scholarly awards and accolades.
Mike would go on to teach, coach and lead at; The University of Waterloo, McMaster University & The University of Toronto for the next 40 yrs. His awards and achievements were numerous, including the Paul Fox Alumni Award. His residence program at UTM did more than house students, his passion, commitment and courage, brought the spirit of greatness to everything he touched. When Mike retired from the University he began a new adventure in the world of business. He brought his wealth of experience and extraordinary leadership to the boardroom, working with business executives as a motivator, speaker, mentor and coach.
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." St-Exupery.
Big Mike (Dad) was above all else a family man. He loved his family, discussions, and books and as all of his children, stepchildren and grandchildren will agree was most happy when he was combining them all. For all that knew him he left a legacy of reading and exploration that will continue for generations to come and a life dedicated to love.
Mike's career spanned 6 decades, with a breadth and depth that is truly remarkable. He accomplished and contributed so much to life in his 82 years.
He taught us all the meaning of friendship, the value of laughter, the strength of commitment, the joy of people and a love of life.
Father, Husband, Friend, Teacher, Mentor and Coach "We cannot cure the world of sorrows but we can choose to live in joy "Joseph Campbell We are forever grateful for the Joy you bring Mike Lavelle, you will live on in our hearts.
We love you.
A Celebration of Life will be held, on Tuesday October 9th, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m, tributes begin at 3:30 p.m. The Boulevard Club 1491 Lakeshore Blvd. W, Toronto.
Remembrances can be made at https://www.facebook.com/ groups/246267856234367/.
Contributions may be sent to: The Lavelle Leadership Foundation, 415 Newdale crt. North Vancouver,
BC V7N 3H3
ADWIN JAMES MALESCHOK "Ed"
A Life Well Lived On September 3, 2018, the pleasant voice of a brilliant mind became forever silent, taking with it the quick wit and amusing sense of humour that characterized A.J.
Born on November 12, 1931, in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan, he was the son of Ukranian Canadian merchants, John and Efrozina (Rose) Maleschok. A precocious child, he skipped two grades in school, completing his Grade 12 at just 14 years of age. Refused entry to university because of his young age, he enrolled in Normal College in Saskatoon to prepare for his illustrious career as an educator and mentor.
While in Saskatoon, he became the youngest person to win the Nutana Chess Championship at 15, and began his lifelong love of curling. An elementary school principal in the province at 21, and a high school principal at 26, he left teaching for a few years to add a Bachelor of Commerce to his Bachelor of Education, and started Shan's Stationary, a bookstore, in Alberta. One store soon became five, with two in Edmonton, two in Calgary, and one in Lethbridge.
After a few years, he sold the stores and moved to Kelowna to not only resume teaching, but to also begin pursuing his secret dream - designing and building homes. Teaching during the day, he spent evenings drafting plans, pouring concrete, building walls and eventually constructing two homes, the second becoming his final one. In that house, the sweeping, curved, oak staircase inside and the hand-cut fieldstone wall outside stand as testaments to his talents.
After retirement, he and Donna became world travelers, visiting the pyramids of Egypt, the Taj Mahal of India, the Great Wall of China, and the Emperor Penguins of Antarctica.
He is survived by his first wife, Shirley (McIlvenna); their three children, Todd, Lorelee, and Lisa; his second wife, Donna (Love); her two children, Molly and Sean; his sister, Eugenia (Dr. Peter) Powers; and his nephew, Dr. John Powers.
A modest man, Ed seldom, if ever, spoke of his accomplishments.
With his many talents and outgoing personality, he made friends easily, for to know him was to admire him. To have loved him, is to miss him. - His family and friends.
CATHERINE LESLIE MCNISH
Cathie died peacefully at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Illinois on September 30, 2018 at the age of 61. She is remembered by family for her enormous capacity to endure without complaint the many difficult tests life presented.
Cathie was known in her early years as a gifted student and athlete who could outrun and outscore competitors in relay races, tennis and badminton matches during school in Morrison, IL, Schenectady, NY and Oakville, Ontario. At the age of 15, Cathie confronted a much greater challenge when diagnosed with schizophrenia. It was a time when the condition was poorly understood and medication and treatment were in their infancy.
She received care from her doctors at The Clarke Institute of Toronto and later from doctors in Illinois, where her family moved in the late 1970s. Throughout the ups and downs of mental illness, Cathie's outlook on life was unfailingly sunny. No one in her family recalls her ever voicing a single objection to her condition.
She accepted it and turned her focus to the things that gave her joy: art, poetry, friends and family.
Hundreds of sketchbooks and canvases are filled with her brightly colored still life paintings.
Her favorite subjects were coffee cups and flowers. She authored many poems and wrote letters so prodigiously that the U.S. Postal Service may need to adjust its revenue to reflect the loss of one of its busiest customers.
Cathie will be dearly missed by her parents, James and Diana McNish, sisters Jacquie (Stephen), Michelle (Scott) and Rachael (Kelly), nieces Lindsay (Austin), Brianna, Ruth and Eve, nephews Alexander, Harry, Abe, Lewis and Brogan, grand niece Mikayla and a large circle of extended family and friends.
The family would like to thank doctors and nurses at Central DuPage ICU and hospice for their tender care during Cathie's last days. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Kane County chapter of the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill would be appreciated.
DR. DONALD BATES MONTGOMERY
October 7, 1929 - September 23, 2018 With much love and sadness, we announce the death of Dr. Donald Bates Montgomery, our dad, on September 23, 2018, peacefully after a cardiac event, two weeks before his 89th birthday.
Beloved husband for 51 years of Molly (deceased 2014). Loving father of Kathryn (Tom Cronin), Heather, and predeceased by dear son Andrew (Cheryl). Proud "Pop" to Scott, Andrew & Michael Cronin, Jaime & Elliot Procter, and Lauren & Madison Montgomery.
Son of the late Dr. R.C. (Cliff) and Margaret Montgomery. Big brother to his late sisters Mary and Jane (Trevor Eyton). Fondly remembered and missed by his extended de Haas, Eyton and Jackson families.
Dad (also known as "Monty") attended Deer Park, Brown and University of Toronto Schools, finishing high school at the age of 16. He was a graduate of the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine, class of 1954, and pursued a specialty in Internal Medicine. A bright, devoted and compassionate physician, he practiced at the Queensway General Hospital in Etobicoke for his entire career until his retirement in 1997. He was Chief of the Department of Internal Medicine at the Queensway for 16 of those years.
Dad enjoyed racquet sports (U of T varsity squash) and met Molly on the tennis court at the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club. Within eight months of meeting they became engaged, and the rest is history. They made a great team and enjoyed a wide and consistent group of lifelong friends. Dad was happiest spending time with Molly and family and friends in special places including Craigleith Ski Club, Kennisis Lake, and Lake of Bays.
Dad valued family, education, hard work, determination, and kindness, and together he and Mum instilled these core values in us kids. He was an avid skier, reader, and card player (bridge and cribbage were favourites) and enjoyed music. We will miss his unconditional love and support, his encouragement, and his quirky sense of humour. He was an original.
Our sincere thanks to Monica Byrne, Marlene Dixon and the caring staff at the Balmoral Club, who made a comfortable home for Dad in recent years.
A visitation will be held at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home in Toronto (159 Eglinton Ave W) on Monday, October 15, from 4-7 p.m. A funeral service to celebrate Monty's life will be held at Christ Church Deer Park (1570 Yonge St) on Tuesday, October 16, at 1 p.m., with a reception following at the church.
A private interment will occur at the St Ambrose's Anglican Cemetery in Baysville, Ontario at a later date.
Donations made in memory of Dad to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra or a hospital of your choice would be welcomed.
ROSALEE MONK (nee Deyong)
We are sad to announce the death of Rosalee Monk in her 89th year, predeceased by her younger son, Adam.
She will be missed by her husband of 65 years, Michael; her children, Hilary and Simon; her seven grandchildren, David (Antonia), Gabriel (Emily), Jay (Dara), Adriane, Rachel, Joshua, David; and her brother, Lewis (Janie) She will also be missed by the many friends whose lives were enhanced by her huge range of interests, her compassion and humour.
In accordance with her wishes, her funeral will be private. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 21st at 4 p.m.
at the Beach Hebrew Institute, 109 Kenilworth Avenue, Toronto.
GREGORY SEAN O'NEILL
Much too soon, at age 51, Greg O'Neill died peacefully on September 5, 2018, surrounded by his family. Greg's enthusiasm for all of life's small joys (like soft-serve ice cream), his radiant smile, guileless optimism, dry wit, sharp intellect, and generous love for family, friends, and strangers alike will be forever missed by his beloved wife, Anita Hattiangadi, his siblings, Daniela O'Neill (Derek Koehler) and Brendan O'Neill (Janet Green), his nieces, Taite, Dylan, Pony, and nephew, Kiran, his father, John O'Neill (Susan O'Neill), in-laws, Villoo Hattiangadi (Uday Hattiangadi), and Nina Thomas (Dave Thomas), and many relatives in Canada, the U.S., and Switzerland. His family draws comfort from the thought that Greg joins his loving mom, Maria O'Neill, in the universe's boundless energy.
Greg grew up in Toronto, ON where he attended St. Michael's College School. In 1990, he earned his BSc in Psychology and Biomedical Ethics from the University of Toronto. He received his PhD in Sociology with a concentration in Population Studies from Duke University in 1997. (Go Blue Devils!) He joined the Gerontological Society of America in 1998 and was the Director of its National Academy on an Aging Society from 2001 until his passing. Greg's love of his adopted city of Washington, DC was evident; in 2008, he founded the social events website GregsListDC.com and served as its chief editor. Greg leaves behind a community of colleagues, close friends, and acquaintances touched by the warmth and humour of his amazing soul.
Although he was loathe to mention it, Greg had endured a 3.5-year journey with Thymic Carcinoma. Greg's family would like to acknowledge the tremendous help and compassionate support received from his oncologists: Dr. Yun Oh at Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Giuseppe Giaccone at Georgetown University, and Dr. Arun Rajan at NIH. His family also is grateful for the care provided to him during his last seven weeks spent at George Washington University and Holy Cross Hospitals.
A celebration of his life will be held in Washington, DC at a later date to be announced on GregsListDC.
com, and all are welcome. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the causes close to Greg's heart: NIH Children's Inn/ NIH, the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University, the Alzheimer's Association, or your charity of choice.
WILLIAM JOSEPH O'SHEA
1940 - 2018
Bill died peacefully, after a lengthy illness, at Toronto General Hospital, on Monday, October 1, 2018. He is survived by his beloved wife, Toni (Alma Antoinette Dandurand).
Predeceased by his parents, William O'Shea and Elizabeth O'Shea; his sister, Catherine O'Shea; and his son, Ryan O'Shea. Survived by his sister, Patricia O'Shea; his brother, Kenneth O'Shea; his daughters, Robin Savage and Kerry Strachan; and his grandchildren, Max and Katya Savage. He was a true friend to Toni's mother, Jeanne Dandurand.
Bill had eclectic interests which he pursued with passion. Camping in the Arctic or in Temagami, assembling computers in the early digital age, building model railroads to scale, all the while contemplating the human condition with a twinkle in his eye. Together with Toni, Bill welcomed many into his home for an extended visit or a meal. They gathered people together from all over the world. You could always go to Bill for advice, help and for a solution to any electrical, mechanical, or plumbing problem. And, he made great coffee.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Basil's Church, 50 St. Joseph St., Toronto on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Reception to follow.
Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill, Wednesday, October 10, 2018.
Very special thanks for all the care and kindness provided by the Emergency and ICU teams at TGH, Milly Li and Edith Lo at Toronto Central LHIN, Dr. Chase McMurren, Andrea Filip and Sasha Adler of the Taddle Creek Family Health Team and Dr. Alissia Valentinis, Toni and Bill's longtime family physician, whose guidance and help were invaluable. And finally, to Pat, Bill's sister, who allowed Bill to remain at home on McGill Street, until his last day.
DAVID SUTCLIFFE PATON
Born Sept 7 1926 in Wingham Ontario and died aged 92, Sept. 26, 2018 at the Elizabeth Bruyère Hospital in Ottawa after a series of strokes. He leaves his wife of almost 65 years, Marian (née Grierson), his sons John G Paton of Sterling Forest, New York and David G. Paton (Susan Padmos) of Ottawa, and grandchildren Crysler Paton (Daniel Ludwin), Garnet Paton (Samantha Martin) and Norah Paton. He will be also much missed by his sister, Marion Benson and her daughters Dawn and Leslie. His third son Gordon Paton predeceased him.
His formative years growing up were in Wingham, Winnipeg and then Guelph.
He went to the University of Toronto and became a Chartered Accountant with Peat Marwick. He had a brief but memorable stint at A.V.
Roe Canada Ltd. and then worked for the balance of his career at the Toronto School Board. But music was his great passion - he played clarinet, vibraphone, saxophone, and piano with joy and eloquence. He was bringing happiness to his listeners until a few months before his death. Dave and Marian spent many happy days at their cottage on Lake of Bays. In retirement, they moved to Merrickville, indulging their shared enthusiasm for antiques and old houses.
Come listen to the music and honour his memory Oct. 20th at 2:00 p.m. at Manotick Place, Bridge Street, Manotick Ontario. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
JOHN ANTHONY PENDERGAST
John Anthony Pendergast, age 61, died peacefully on Monday, October 1 in Tauranga, New Zealand. He was born in Hamilton, Ontario to Jack and Marie Pendergast on January 5, 1957. He was the third eldest of five children who was raised in Hamilton, Ontario until the family moved to Georgetown for high school. John graduated from The University of Western Ontario in 1979.
John's post graduate world travels led him to New Zealand where he fell in love with the country, married and raised six children. He had a successful career in Real Estate and Property Development. John will be forever remembered for his sense of humour, spirit of adventure, deep ties to Canada but mostly for his eternal love of family.
John is survived by his sons, Edward (Sasha), William (Casey), Oliver and daughters Lilly, Rose and Bonnie. He is also survived by sisters Anne and Mary (Steve) and brothers Paul and Brian (Eleanor).
John was blessed to see the arrival of his first grandchild Anna Elizabeth Pendergast. He will be lovingly remembered by his many nieces and nephews around the world. His "Cannonisms" will be truly missed. Special thanks to John's partner Jennifer and past wives Susan and Melanie for their care and devotion.
Funeral service will be held at St. Thomas More Church on October 8th in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Bill Pretti on August 10, 2018. He died at the age of 74 in Mexico.
Bill was predeceased by his father, mother, and brother, Joe. Bill leaves behind his wife, Diane (Lipko) and daughter, Lianna; previous wife, Denise de Champlain, daughter, Suzan and his grandson, Chase PrettiPearsall. He also leaves behind his sisters, Diane de Groot and Nellie Mezenberg and his brothers, John, Murray, and Tony. Bill also had many nieces, nephews, and friends in Canada and in Mexico.
We are saddened that he left us this soon. We would be honoured if you took the time to share some of your memories of him with us at pretti.org.
Evelyn Rothstein (nee Paperny) died peacefully in her sleep on October 1, 2018 in Guelph, Ontario. She was 98. Evelyn was born to Annie and Leo Paperny on July 2, 1920 in Calgary, Alberta. She grew up in a loving household along with her two younger siblings, Juliette and Maurice. At an early age Evelyn started playing piano, which soon became a life-long passion. She met her husband of nearly 75 years, Aser Rothstein, on a blind date at a gathering of Jewish Youth of Western Canada. Their initial catastrophic encounter, including arguments and a flat tire, belied a propitious future. In 1938, Evelyn headed off to Berkeley to major in music at the University of California, while Aser, by happy coincidence, was already studying there. Aser soon asked Evelyn to marry him and move with him to Rochester. Although the youthful Evelyn was at first reluctant to commit, they were married in Bellingham, Washington on August 18, 1940. Their happy marriage continued up until Aser's passing in 2015.
In Rochester, Evelyn received her Masters from the Eastman School of Music and became a renowned classical piano teacher. She also took on an active role in fundraising for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. The couple raised three children, Sharon, David, and Steven, made myriad friends, and travelled the world, a life-long passion.
Evelyn and Aser then moved to Toronto. Convinced that learning music was one of the greatest gifts to bestow to young people, she strove to provide musical opportunities for economically disadvantaged children. Evelyn performed innumerable lecture concerts to raise money for the Regent Park School of Music in Toronto, now a vibrant organization that provides the joy of learning music to children who could not otherwise afford it.
After retiring Evelyn and Aser most relished being with their family, which includes seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, as well as other relatives and friends. Even when family members were great distances apart, Evelyn always made sure everyone got together, stories were told, and traditions were carried on. She took any opportunity to be with family, no matter what the distance. She was always an adventurous spirit with great spunk, from her wild bidding at bridge to getting back on ice skates to be with her grandchildren at nearly 80 years old. To the end of her life, Evelyn loved being around people, and easily made friends everywhere she went. Even in her later years, she continued to play tennis, attend concerts and plays, and enjoy dinners out with family and friends.
Evelyn is survived by her brother, Maurice Paperny, his wife, Myra; her brother-in-law, Jack Shapiro; her three children, Sharon Liptzin, David Rothstein, and Steven Rothstein, their spouses, Ben Liptzin, Marcia Osburne, and Carolyn Rothstein; her grandchildren; and her greatgrandchildren. The family will have a memorial to celebrate Evelyn's life at a later date. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be given to the Regent Park School of Music, 585 Dundas St. E., Suite 220, Toronto ON M5A 2B7 416-364-8900, rpmusic.org.
Arrangements entrusted to Gilchrist Chapel - McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph, (519-824-0031). We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: http://www.gilchristchapel.com and they will be forwarded to the family.
GORDON DONALD SIMONS
At Saint Brigid's Home in Quebec City, on September 29, 2018, passed away Mr. Gordon Donald Simons, aged 89, husband of Mrs.
Barbara Schneider. He was the son of the late Mr. Archibald Gordon Simons and of the late Mrs. Eva Black. He lived in Quebec City.
Mr. Simons was a Quebec merchant and a member of l'Ordre national du Québec.
The Family will be receiving condolences at Maison Gomin Funeral Complex 2026 Blvd.
René-Lévesque Ouest, Québec, Qc, G1V 2K8 Tuesday October 9th, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
and Wednesday, October 10,2018, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 3 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 31 rue des Jardins, Quebec City. The family will be receiving 2 hours before.
He leaves in mourning: his loving wife Barbara; his children Beth Simons-Chambers (Roger Chambers), Lynne SimonsMcCrindell (Duncan McCrindell), Peter Simons (Britta Kroger) and Richard Simons (Julie Pouliot); his grandchildren Matthew, Carolyn, Kevin, Pénélope and Nicolas; his sister Barbara Simons-Miller (late Jack Miller); his sisters-in-law and brother-in-law Harriet SchneiderDay, Suzanne Schneider and Charlie Day; and his nieces and nephew Nadya, Shelley and Peter.
The family would like to thank all the staff of Saint Brigid's Home for the excellent care they provided and for their continuous emotional support.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Laval Hospital University Institute of Cardiology and Pneumology of Quebec, 2700, chemin des QuatreBourgeois, Quebec (Qc) G1V 0B8 or to the Foundation of the CHU of Quebec, Hotel-Dieu of Quebec, 10 de l'Espinay street, Quebec (Qc) G1L 3L5.
DONALD CAMPBELL SMITH
Peacefully in his sleep after a short illness at North York General Hospital, Toronto on October 4th, 2018.
Born July 25, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan. Beloved husband of the late Phyllis (Miles) Smith.
Adored father of Donald, Elizabeth (deceased), Pamela Scarrow (Mark) and Andrew (Leslie Ann Bent), loving grandfather to William, John and Fiona Scarrow.
Don was raised by his grandparents and great aunts in Edinburgh, Scotland where he was a good student and keen athlete. Upon graduation he served as Captain with the Armoured Corps of the British Army in North Africa and Pantelleria, Italy during World War II in the capacity as a wireless operator/gunner in a tank.
After the War, Don continued his military service in Egypt and Cyprus, including managing the massive post war flow of migrants trying to get to Palestine. He was demobilized in 1946 and returned to Scotland to resume his studies, earn his C.A. designation, and become a member of the Scottish C.A.
society; an association he was proud of his entire life.
Following a short stint in London, England, Don emigrated to Canada to find his future. He travelled across the country as an internal auditor with CP Rail, eventually joining British Petroleum Canada in 1958, where he pursued a successful career in Finance until retirement in 1987 as Senior VP Finance and Administration.
In 1952, Don married his wartime sweetheart Phyllis Miles, who had moved to Montreal to be with him.
They lived in Montreal raising their children while pursuing a career that took them across Europe and Canada. After a two year secondment to London, U.K., Don's career moved the family back to Montreal and then on to Toronto and Calgary where Don ultimately retired at age 65. In retirement, Don pursued his favourite pastimes of cross country skiing, travelling, golfing and dog walking. Following Phyl's death in 1992, Don returned to Ontario to be closer to his children. He met his beloved companion, the late Mary Pope with whom he lived and travelled for another 20 years.
Her children Elizabeth, Deborah and Casey and their families became a cherished part of Don's extended family. Don continued to cross country ski and golf until he was 80, earning the "oldest skier award" in the 2001 Canadian Ski Marathon at the age of 79. By age 91 and no longer able to drive, Don moved to Amica Bayview Gardens where he enjoyed frequent visits from his children, regular walks in the local park, playing the piano and attending various activities with his devoted caregivers Ricardo, Marilyn and Eileen.Don will be remembered and missed by all who knew him for his busy zest for life, and as an example of dedication, duty, and a positive, practical approach to life.
Visitation will take place on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 5-9 p.m. at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home (8911 Woodbine Ave., Markham, L3R 5G1). A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 10 a.m.
also at Chapel Ridge.
Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke foundation and/or the Salvation Army.Online condolences may be made at http://www.chapelridgefh.com
ROBERT GORDON SMITH
Peacefully, with his children at his side, on September 23, 2018 at St.
Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, ON.
Born February 2, 1925 in Hamilton, ON. Beloved husband of Freda Dayton Smith (Stanhope) for 70 years. Adored father of Sue Dayton (Valerie) of Pender Island, BC, Ellen Réthoré of Toronto, ON, David Smith (Marlene) of Richmond, VA, and Howard Smith (Gail) of Toronto, ON. Robert (Bob) will be deeply missed by his eight grandchildren, his eight greatgrandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Bob served with the RCAF and trained as a pilot in WWII. He then spent many years as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, attaining the rank of Wing Commander.
Bob joined National Trust Company in 1945 in Hamilton.
He became Manager of the Edmonton office in 1959 and in 1969 was appointed Vice President Personal Trust, relocating to Toronto and then Hamilton.
In Hamilton he served on the St.
Joseph's Hospital Board and was Chair of its Foundation. He was an active member and supporter of the Art Gallery of Hamilton and a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow.
Bob was a member of the Albany Club, the Hamilton Golf and Country Club, the Hamilton Area Fly Fishers and Tyers Club and an active parishioner of St. John's Anglican Church. Summers were spent in Muskoka at his beloved cottage, home to many precious family memories.
A Service of Thanksgiving will be held on Wednesday, October 10 at St. John's Anglican Church, 272 Wilson St. E., Ancaster at 11:00 a.m., with Interment to follow in St. John's Churchyard Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Robert may be made to St. John's Anglican Church, Ancaster.
C. STANTON STEVENSON (Stan)
August 26, 1931 - September 28, 2018 Stan was the devoted husband of Louise Dawson, father of Geoff (Jan) of Kelowna, Jim of Calgary, Joe of Canmore, Julie of Seattle and David (Alessandra) of Ottawa; and step-father to Scott Dawson of Victoria, Reed Dawson (Sandy) of Toronto. He was the proud grandfather of Jamie and Jessi, Roz and Chase, Jonathan and Kevin, Jimmy and Jasmine and Emma and Dylan.
Stan was predeceased by his parents Norma (Cassady) and Carl Stanton Stevenson Sr. and his sister Jean. He is survived by his brother John.
He was educated at Upper Canada College, Princeton University, Trinity College, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall.
During school breaks, he worked first at mining camps in British Columbia and Northern Ontario. Later he did summer stints in the reserves of both the American and Canadian Navy.
Stan practiced law as a partner or associate of Owen, Dickey Stevenson (Barrie), Ivey and Dowler, Stevenson, Evans and Polishuk (London), Blake Cassels & Graydon (Toronto) and Ontario Hydro (Assistant Secretary). Stan's specialties were construction, engineering and municipal law. He received his Queen's Counsel appointment in 1974.
He was an enthusiastic instructor in the Law Society's Bar Admission Course and the University of Waterloo Construction Management Program, as well as the mentor of many articling students who have since distinguished themselves.
Over the years, he served as Chair of the London Motor Club, Children's Hospital of Western Ontario, Metropolitan Toronto Boys and Girls Club and was an active member of the Kiwanis Club in several cities. Always civic minded, he was happy to be involved in and to lend his expertise to various local planning and development issues.
He was an ardent farmer and cottager and especially adept canoeist but his greatest joy was always his family.
Friends who would wish to raise a toast to a life well-lived are invited to do so October 21st from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Simple Alternative, 275 Lesmill Road, North York.
In Stan's memory, donations may be made to Mood Disorders Association of Ontario or to North York General Hospital Foundation.
On Friday October 5, 2018 at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie. Lovingly remembered by Gail Stone. Loving father and father-in-law of Matthew and Jessica, Stephanie and Chris Kavchak, and Elliott Stone. Dear brother of the late Marlene Herman.
Devoted grandfather of Max, Jake, Tyler, Samantha, and Rebecca. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel,2401 Steeles Ave. West, Toronto (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Monday October 8,2018 at 2:30 p.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation 1-888-473- 4636.
WARGON Peacefully on Friday, October 5, 2018 at Michael Garron Hospital.
Harold Wargon, beloved husband of the late Marcia Wargon. Loving father of the late Joel Wargon.
Dear brother and brother-in-law of Allan and Esther Wargon. He will be sadly missed by his devoted nieces and nephews and their children. A wonderful human being; his life was a blessing. Grateful thanks to Dr.
Peter Economopoulos and all those who cared for Harold during the past week and the past two years. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
Interment Temple Har Zion Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 5444 Yonge Street, #1909, Toronto. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1-888-939-3333, or to the charity of your choice.
MICHAEL HENRY JOSEPH ZORBA MCINERNY MCDONALD GLASSMACHER WATTS
November 23, 1939 October 1, 2018 Ottawa, Saint John, Montreal, LaHave, and Toronto.
Mischief-maker, charmer, agitator, narcissist, rain-maker, joker, visionary, agent-provocateur, athlete, news addict, rogue, sports lover, boy-man, dreamer, man-boy, innovator, rascal, alchemist, and phoenix.
Darling, darling Michael - were you in the boat when the boat tipped over? Your answer always changes.
On behalf of family and friends, "May the good Lord take a likin' to ya!"
Infiltrate Like ocean breezes The gift of you - joy The joy Uniquely
EDWARD MELVILLE WORLING
Edward died peacefully on September 30, 2018 at his home in the U.K. in his 92nd year.
Edward lived in Toronto from 19731987 after immigrating to Canada with his family. He worked initially for the Rolland Paper Company and then, for many years, with Buntin Reid. He was an active and enthusiastic Scottish Country Dancer and performed in the Scottish World Festival Tattoo at the Canadian National Exhibition.
He was also a keen tennis player until well into his eighties and, earlier in life, played for the London Scottish rugby team.
He will be greatly missed by his two sons, Ian and Jamie; his daughters-in-law, Ellen and Jennifer; his three grandchildren, Robin, Andrew and Heather; as well as by a myriad of family and friends on both sides of the Atlantic.
A memorial service will be held at the Surrey and Sussex Crematorium in Crawley, England on Friday October 12th at 2.45 p.m.
Donations made in memory of Edward to the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated by his family.
JENNY WHITELAW (nee Mann)
Age 79, Jenny died peacefully on September 22, 2018 following a stroke. She will be missed by her husband, Bill; her son, Peter and his wife, Helen; and her son, John, his wife, Tracie and their children, Jack and Claire.
Jenny was known for her compassion, humour, love, integrity, generosity, creativity and grace. She was an extraordinary judge of character, was able to relate to virtually anyone and put them at ease, and had a keen eye for nonsense. She had a deeply artistic way of looking at the world, with a superb eye for proportion and beauty. Jenny loved to help and support people and did so with many organizations over the years.
Showing an iron will when it mattered, she was flexible when it didn't, giving her children the freedom to find their own way in the world.
An only child, Jenny was born in Kingston, Ontario, and spent her early years in Quebec before living in London in her twenties. On returning to Montreal, she met Bill Whitelaw, whom she married in 1970. The early years of their marriage were spent in Montreal, Uganda, and Scotland; they then settled in Calgary where they raised their two boys in a home of love, warmth and laughter. They retired to Saltspring Island in 2005.
Although Jenny suffered in her later years from Alzheimer's, her joyful spirit and contagious good humour persisted to the last.
The family would like to thank the generous and caring staff at Greenwoods.
Donations in Jenny's honor may be made to Food for the Hungry, a cause she held dear throughout her life. A memorial will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. at Harbour House Hotel, Saltspring Island, BC.