Monday, October 15, 2018
DR. ROBERT MICHAEL CANTILUPE HARRISON FRCS (C)
Mike died peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington, Ontario on July 26, 2018.
Predeceased by parents Juliet Marion Menzies Harrison (nee Dallas) and Dr. Cecil Cantilupe Harrison, and by his sister Juliet Elizabeth Harrison-Renner (Karl).
Mike is survived by his partner of 41 years Helena Langer and her son James; by his children Susan Harrison (Todd Lefebure), Lesley Reichenfeld (Stephen), Robert Harrison, Diana (Diny) Harrison, Carol O'Neil (David) and Michael Harrison and 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; and by sister Margaret Francesca Fullerton and her children Anne Fullerton (Mark Pritzker), John Fullerton, Jane Fullerton (Daniel Meyerhans), Juliet Fullerton (John Morand), 5 grandnieces and nephews and 1 great grand nephew.
Born Chuapera T.E. Dooars, India, April 18, 1927, Mike and his sister Francesca came to Canada in 1940 as war guests under the auspices of the Alumni of the University of Toronto, staying with Lady Mary Gooderham for the first year. Mike graduated from Upper Canada College and the University of Toronto and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Canada, Mike received his FRCS in 1958. Mike was an accomplished and compassionate orthopedic surgeon who practiced and taught for many years in Hamilton, Ontario and, later, Washington, Indiana. After retiring to Dundas Ontario in 1998 Mike spent many happy hours with friends and family at Hamilton Golf and Country Club, Ancaster, Ontario.
The family wishes to thank the special care and attention our brother, father, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather received from the staff of the reminiscence care portion at Sunrise of Burlington.
A celebration of life will take place at Hamilton Golf and Country Club in Ancaster Ontario on Monday October 15, 2018 from 2 to 4 p.m.
DOUGLAS ALICK JOYCE PHD
Douglas Joyce of Toronto, passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital surrounded by family on July 1, 2018. Loving husband to Dorothy, (deceased), loving father to David (Toronto) and Andrea (Calgary), and father-in-law to Mark Halliday. Douglas leaves his brother, Carlton S Joyce (Atlanta, GA), sister-in-law Patricia Joyce (Hilton Head, SC) and nephew Carlton E Joyce (Savannah, GA). Douglas was an adoring grandfather to Kaleigh and Brigid Halliday (Calgary).
Born July 20, 1922 in St. John's, NL, Douglas spent his early years watching his father establish one of the first radio stations in Canada, VOWR. Listening to opera on the radio, sparked an interest in German language. Douglas went on to study German language at McGill University (BA) and assisted the Canadian war effort by censoring German POW letters.
In 1949, Douglas graduated from Harvard University with a PHD in German languages.
In 1950 Douglas joined University of Toronto, as a professor of German Language and Literature at Trinity College, where he taught for over three decades, authored scholarly articles and published a book titled Hugo von Hofmannsthal's 'Der Schwierige' A 50-Year Theater History.
Highly inquisitive by nature, Douglas spent his lifetime in the pursuit of learning. He enjoyed photography, painting, theatre, opera and music concerts - he even picked up the clarinet later in life. In 2000, he fulfilled a lifetime dream of travelling to Egypt.
In 2006, Douglas and his wife Dorothy were enjoying retirement when Dorothy developed dementia. Douglas lovingly cared for Dorothy until her passing in 2013. In his last few years, Douglas appreciated the music concerts at Briton House Retirement Home and the companionship of his son, David.
Friends and family are invited to A Celebration of Life on Monday, October 22nd , 11am, at Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St West, Toronto. A reception (with light lunch) will follow.
Those wishing to leave a lasting legacy to worthy organizations, donations may be made to Sunnybrook Hospital or University of Toronto.
Condolences and memories may be forwarded through http://www.morleybedford.ca
CAROLINE ELINOR LOWE
September 11, 1933 Winnipeg, Manitoba August 28, 2018 Calgary, Alberta Caroline (nee McDonald, Wickett) passed away peacefully at Rockyview Hospital on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at the age of 84 years with family by her side.
Caroline will be lovingly remembered by her husband David; six children, Linda (Bruce), Cathy (Chuck), Paul (Eileen), David (Frances), Alison (Rick), Derek (Mary); thirteen grandchildren, Erin, Sean (Jessica), Meredith, Mathew, Lauren, Daniel, Madi, Katherine, Ian, Fiona, Christopher, Alexandra and Stuart; and her great-grandson Hudson.
Funeral Services will be held at St.
Peter's Lutheran Church (George Fox Trail, Cochrane, AB T4C 2A3) on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the Church. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Alex (http://www.thealex.ca/donate/) In living memory of Caroline Lowe, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W.
Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.
DR. PATTY RIGBY 1955 2018
When death comes, like the hungry bear in autumn; when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse to buy me, and snaps the purse shut; ...
When death comes, I want to step through the door full of curiosity, wondering: what is it going to be like, that cottage of darkness?
And therefore I look upon everything as a brotherhood and a sisterhood, and I look upon time as no more than an idea, and I consider eternity as another possibility.
and I think of each life as a flower, as common as a field daisy, and as singular, and each name a comfortable music in the mouth, tending, as all music does, toward silence, and each body a lion of courage, and something precious to the earth.
When it's over, I don't want to wonder If I have made of my life something particular, and real...
I don't want to end up simply having visited this world.
(Mary Oliver - When Death Comes) Dr. Patty Rigby, in her sixty-fourth year, entered that cottage of darkness in the early hours of October 7, 2018. She did not simply visit this world. She embraced it in both her personal and professional lives, and in doing so made a difference to the lives of so many.
Patty, who held both a master's and a doctorate in Occupational Therapy and Health Science, joined the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy in 1994 at the University of Toronto where she worked until her retirement in 2017. Her research was critical in the development and advancement of one of the most widely recognized OT practice models, the Person-Environment-Occupation (PEO) model, which recognizes the importance of environment as a contributor to occupational performance and health. Patty also contributed to a ground-breaking shift in the OT lens by promoting the development of children's "play," uncovering the value in children's playfulness, which influenced the focus and development of treatment programs and evaluation tools. She was a much-loved and admired teacher in her field, and published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the course of her career. In June of this year Patty was awarded the 2018 Life Membership Award of Occupational Therapists in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the profession in research, practice and teaching.
Patty met her spouse, Dr. John Wedge, while both were working at the University Hospital in Saskatoon in the 1980's. In 1988, their careers took them to Toronto together where they have made their home ever since. Together with John, she travelled the world on missions both professional and personal.
Theirs was an enviable loving relationship, each respecting the professional demands of the other yet always protective of their time together, whether it was spent on the golf course, at their home in Savannah or their annual summer retreat to Cape Breton. Their time golfing on the May long weekend was the last carefree time they were able to share together.
For Patty, family was first. She played a central role in the lives of her nieces and nephews (who knew her lovingly as "AP"), instigating family gatherings that created memories and bonds that will resonate through their lives. She steadfastly maintained close contact with all of her siblings and every niece and nephew, where ever they happened to be. When her beloved brother Murray died, Patty stepped in to give his children, Jordan, Sierra, and Aidan the love and support they needed. Living as she did in Toronto, she was close to the family of Dr. Charlotte Wedge, her spouse, Tom and their children, Ian, Georgia, and Patrick Nelson, to whom she was like a second mother.
Patty was known within the circle of family and friends, fondly and reverentially, as "Patty Perfect". And perfect she was in so many, many ways; unfailingly cheerful, positive, generous, and loving. As the diplomatic middle child of five children, Patty was a unifying force all her life. She transformed for the better every room she entered and every person she encountered. In the words of Mary Oliver, Patty made of her life "something particular...and real."
Patty leaves behind family members in Saskatoon, Calgary, Toronto, Australia, and many places in British Columbia (including her father, Eric; siblings, Gwen Beaton, Janet Rigby and Jeffrey Rigby), too many to otherwise name here; and an array of friends, colleagues, and students, all of whom have very heavy hearts as they come to terms with their enormous loss. Many assisted Patty and John on Patty's final voyage, but special recognition and thanks must go to Dr. Charlotte Wedge whose tireless support, both medical and personal, so profoundly eased her journey.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Patty Rigby Scholarship in the Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Toronto; or the Palliative Care Unit of Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto.
A private interment ceremony will be held in Toronto at a later date.
May 17, 1939 October 11, 2018
Tom Schatzky died peacefully in Ottawa on October 11, 2018 in his 80th year from pancreatic cancer.
Born in London, England at the onset of World War II to Karl and Eva, who were originally from Breslau, Germany, his childhood was spent in Church Stretton and Norwich before the family moved to Toronto in 1953. He is survived by his loving family - his wife Margaret of 51 years, his three children, Michael (of Montreal), Jonathan and daughter-in-law Celia (of Kobe, Japan), and ReBecca (of Toronto). Funloving Grandpa Tom to his four grandchildren, Denis and Dmitry (of Kobe, Japan) and Amelia and Lucy (of Toronto). He will be sadly missed by his younger brothers David and Anthony (of Toronto).
Remembered fondly by his brother-in-law John Wood, sistersin-law Eleanor, Anne and Merry as well by many nieces and nephews and close cousins overseas.
As a proud Canadian, his adventurous spirit took him to many corners of the world for the next 65 years. Involved with the founding of CUSO he belonged to the '62 group sent to India.
Among his varied careers he was involved with UNA-Canada, Centennial Year Miles for Millions, the Shastri Institute, McMaster University Adult Education, The Niagara Institute and the International Year of the Child.
For 20 years Tom worked at CIDA (Asia Branch) which included a posting to Bangladesh. In his retirement he volunteered with CESO in Nunavut, mentored and language trained refugees and immigrants through CCI Ottawa.
Tom always had a profound sense of the injustice of the underdog and supported their needs throughout his life.
A lifelong love of choral singing (a member of six choirs), Tom's other hobbies included photography and outdoor adventures in the Canadian wilderness. He used his irreverent sense of humour and his witty puns to break down barriers and build bridges with strangers and friends around the world.
Tom will be missed by many.
Donations in Tom's memory may be made to organizations which supports refugees and immigrants to Canada.
An informal drop-in reception to celebrate Tom's life will be held on Sunday, October 21st in Ottawa at the Orange Art Gallery at 290 City Centre Avenue between 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.