Thursday, February 14, 2019
LILY BELL (nee Nahas)
Peacefully in her sleep, in her native Lebanon, surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, in her 93rd year. Loving wife of Jack Robert Bell for over 63 years. Dear mother of Robert, Joyce, John, and Michael; cherished grandmother of Andrea, May, Joe, Jacqueline, Edward, Jack, Marius, and Darius; honored great-grandmother of Gabrielle, Timothy, Frieda, and Nicolas; and grateful daughter of Azar Elias Nahas and Nabiha Qaysar Nahas.
Lily was a woman of incredible grace - a true gentlewoman and lady in every sense of the word.
She dedicated her life, selflessly and with complete sacrifice, to creating the most loving and nurturing home for all her children, including embracing Robert and Joyce with pure love, as her very own. Through that, she leaves her four children with the greatest gift of all - the gift of love, which is now being passed along to her offspring.
Lily was also a great professional, studying nursing at the American University of Beirut, and Columbia University on a Rockefeller scholarship, and providing tender care to the elderly at Thompson House in Don Mills for over a decade. Jack and Lily are permanently recognized through a scholarship at the University of Toronto. Lily endured Alzheimer's with amazing grace for a remarkable 17 years and, in the end, left us on her own timing, realizing that she was long overdue for her daily scrabble game with Jack! The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) from 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 16th, with prayer service to be held in the chapel at 12:00 p.m. and burial to follow at Highland Memory Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 20 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto M4R 1K8.
Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymiles.com.
FELIX EHRLICH (Phil)
On Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Thornmills on Steeles. Felix (Phil) Ehrlich, beloved companion of Yvette Newman and beloved husband of the late Pearl Ehrlich.
Loving father and father-in-law of Lorne and Shirley, Lynda, Rick and the late Naomi Cavendish.
Dear brother and brother-in-law of the late Yossel and Rachel Erely, Shoshana and Aesel Ben David all of Israel. Devoted grandfather of Ashley, Brennan, Jovian, Adria and greatgrandfather of Alex, and Cole. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Interment the Temple Sinai Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Baycrest Foundation, 416-785-2875, http://www.baycrest.org.
On February 12, 2019 at Southlake Regional Health Centre. Howard Fox, beloved husband of Marilyn.
Loving father and father-in-law of Jamie and Elisa, Matthew and Sara, Daniel and Merle, and Joey Rosenberg Fox. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Marlene and Jeffrey Freelan. Devoted grandfather of Ryan, Hailey, Myles, Samantha, Jacob, and Hannah.
At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West, Toronto (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Interment in the community section of Pardes Chaim cemetery. Shiva at 19 Bigioni Lane, Maple. Memorial donations may be made to Amyloidosis Clinic at The Stronach Regional Cancer Centre at Southlake Hospital 905-836-7333.
MARY LOUISE KITCHEN (nee Sloan)
Passed away peacefully on Monday, February 11, 2019 at the age of 87 surrounded by her three children and family.
Predeceased by her loving husband, Allen James and her good friend, Thomas Craddock Jenson Jr. of Baltimore, Maryland. Loving mother to Robert and Denise (nee Silva), Stephen and Joan (nee Walker) and Dianne Ritza.
Dear sister of Bill Sloan and his wife, Shirley.
Grandmother to seven grandchildren, Thomas, Andrew, Scott, Cassandra, Danielle, Paul and Christopher. Beloved aunt to many nieces, nephews and their families. Sister-in-law to William Charles Kitchen (deceased) and Jean Kitchen and Howard Douglas and Ruth Kitchen.
Mary Lou was a strong and independent woman who attended university later in life and went on to teacher's college and became a primary school specialist. She taught at several inner-city schools where she felt she could have the greatest impact on future generations. Mary Lou will be lovingly remembered by family and friends. She enjoyed spending summers at her family cottage in Muskoka and enjoyed travelling the world in her later years with her many friends. Special thanks to the Mount Sinai Palliative Care Team, under the leadership of Dr. S. Buchman and to our mother's personal support workers, Louisa and Nimfa, together with the staff at Briton House.
A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W., Toronto (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) on Friday, February 15th at 2:00 p.m.
with visitation one hour prior.
Reception to follow.
JOYCE MILLER (née Rosenstein)
Joyce Miller (née Rosenstein) passed away peacefully at Ottawa Civic Hospital in her 87th year. Joyce was predeceased by Farrand, her beloved husband of 60 years.
Daughter of the late Louis and Ann Rosenstein of Montreal.
Sister of Felice Caron (Issie deceased) of Montreal and Lorna Rosenstein (Sheila) of Toronto. She will be deeply missed by her 4 children Jack (C.J.) of Belleville, Howard (Suzanne) of Barrie, Burl of Ottawa and Robin Tugender (Harry) of London. She is adored by her 5 grandchildren Leslie (Jared), Andrea, Nathan, (Natalie), Erika (Devin) and Jeffrey and 2 greatgrandchildren Courtney and Mason.
Joyce and Farrand moved to Ottawa from Cornwall in 2009. She dedicated her life to improve the lives of others.
A tireless volunteer for dozens of organizations including the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Meals on Wheels and The Red Hat society. Often referred to as an unsung hero and a good samaritan, Joyce was named Cornwall's Citizen of the Year in 1996. She loved her family, friends and a good game of Bridge. God blessed the world with Joyce and has now taken her back.
Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Jewish Memorial Chapel, 1771 Cuba Avenue, in Ottawa. Interment will follow at Beth-el Cemetery in Ingleside, Ontario. The family will sit Shiva on Saturday, February 16th, from 7 - 9 p.m. and Sunday, February 17th, from 1 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. at Hillel Lodge, 10 Nadolny Sachs Private, Ottawa.
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Our wonderful Bruce passed away peacefully on February 7, 2019 at home at the age of 76, leaving behind Lindsay, his wife of 53 years; his children, Michael (Janine) and Heather (Todd), and grandchildren Thomas, William and Kate; sister, Clare (Rudy); and brother, Frank (Maureen) and many relatives.
Born in Ottawa, January 18, 1943, to Tom and Margaret Pickersgill, Bruce grew up in Vancouver and Winnipeg. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Manitoba in 1966 and completed his Master of Architecture at Harvard University in 1971. His career in architecture took him from Winnipeg to Toronto with stops in Paris, Boston and Dubai. He was proud to have been involved in many exciting projects around the world.
Bruce loved his family and devoted his life to providing a safe harbour for them all. He treasured spending time at the family cottage in Minaki, Ontario, where endless building projects were started, and picnics perfected.
He was at heart a bon vivant who loved sharing a delicious meal and glass of wine with friends, trading tales of great golf shots or the fish that got away, in between reading a good book or pouring over ideas for the next great dinner or exciting destination.
Often described as a true gentleman, Bruce was kind, generous, honest and fair without reservation, except maybe for the odd 'foot wedge' on the golf course. His quiet intelligence and humour were demonstrated in his endless supply of one liners and quips.
Bruce faced his long journey with MSA with grace, optimism and without complaint. We would like to thank all our family and friends for their support, and especially his brother Frank, whose many visits brightened Bruce's day. Lindsay could not have managed as caregiver without the compassionate guidance of Bruce's team of doctors, nurses and PSWs. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation or the Temmy Latner Palliative Care Centre.
A celebration of Bruce's life will take place at Mt Pleasant Funeral Centre on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 11 a.m. details are available at http://www.e-touch.ca.
As Bruce would say, "it's been lovely".
HERMINA VAN DIJK "Minna" (née Schweitze r)
July 2, 1930 February 1, 2 019 Minna van Dijk passed away in St.Joseph's Hospital in Toronto the week before last.
Minna was an extraordinary individual. Arriving in Canada in 1950 as a refugee from Hungary, she carved a career as a respected psychologist who worked for many years for Women's College Hospital and later for Youthdale and the Catholic Children's Aid Society. She was a working mother at a time when that was still unusual. In her fifties, she embarked on a doctorate with the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, graduating in 1990.
During her career and studies, she made many lifelong friends.
Minna leaves behind two daughters, Veronica Lawrence and Ann van Dijk; three grandchildren, Amy Lawrence, Tom Lawrence and Maro Aroutiunian; and a brother, Thomas Schweitzer.
She will be sadly missed by the Schweitzer, van Dijk, Lawrence and Aroutiunian families and by all her loving friends.
She embraced life fully, was generous and strong-minded and greatly enjoyed the company of friends and family. The many people with whom she enjoyed lasting friendships will remember her with love and affection.
Friends may call at St. George'son-the-Hill Anglican Church, 4600 Dundas St. W., Toronto, on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 1 p.m. and are invited to stay for the Funeral Service at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a charity of your choice.
THE HONORABLE MICHAEL HOLCOMBE WILSON P.C., C.C.
November 4, 1937 - February 10, 2019 It is with great sadness that the family of Michael Wilson announce his passing peacefully at home after a battle with cancer. Michael is survived by Margie, his devoted wife of 54 years, sisters Wendy Lawson and Tricia Younger, son Geoff (Joanne Poulin), daughter Lara O'Brien (Sean) and grandchildren, Patrick and Thomas Wilson, Ciara, Kalin and Eamon O'Brien.
He was predeceased by his son Cameron.
Michael inspired so many of us across a great spectrum of initiatives. In business, he was determined to help his clients grow to achieve potential beyond their vision, and lend a perspective of experience and support to evolving technologies. In public life, he was devoted to tackling issues that were plaguing our country, and he was committed to finding solutions that set us on a path to success, particularly in trade. Whether as Finance Minister or Ambassador to the US, he had a full agenda. Educating the future generations of great Canadians was another important effort. As Chancellor of Trinity first, and then University of Toronto he inspired a great many graduating students as he gave them their diplomas and reminded them of their potential to achieve and suggested they might "give back" to their communities.
Perhaps his greatest impact has come in the advocation for mental health.
Underfunded and misunderstood, it was difficult to talk openly about a disease that affects so many people. For Michael Wilson, it was a challenge that was not insurmountable, as many felt. Much has been done to shed light on this issue and to create positive energy to find better treatments.
Remarkably, he ensured that he had a great deal of time to spend with family and friends. If he was able to work in a golf game, fishing or skiing trip, it was a fine way to relax. He had a gift to be able to mentor so many that he has touched in his years.
Michael was deeply honoured to be appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada, which recognizes those that "have all enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country." Desiderantes Meliorem Patriam ("They desire a better country").
A visitation will be held at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, on Thursday, February 14th, from 4 - 6 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Paul's Bloor Street, 227 Bloor Street East on Saturday, February 16th, at 11 a.m., followed by a reception. Memorial donations may be made to CAMH, PMCF or Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care.
All of us at Barclays deeply mourn the loss of our beloved colleague and friend Michael Wilson.
Michael leaves a distinguished legacy not only as a banker who helped our clients grow and thrive, but also as a statesman who helped develop and promote Canada's economy. Michael was Chairman of Barclays Capital Canada and a veteran investment banker with a career in finance that spanned more than half a century. Michael joined Barclays in 2010 and was responsible for managing the firm's client relationships in Canada, playing a pivotal role in the expansion of the franchise. Not only did he love to win, but there was no one more eager to call a client, join a pitch or travel the world to support the ambitions of one of our stakeholders.
Michael invested deeply in the personal and professional progress and success of his Barclays colleagues in Canada and all over the world. Many of us benefited from Michael's wise counsel and from his strong values. A giant in the investment banking and political world, Michael fascinated all of us when he told stories of his time as a Member of Parliament and as Canada's Finance Minister. He could often be seen captivating the junior bankers with his memories and words of wisdom.
Everyone here in the Canada office and beyond will miss him deeply.
Michael is survived by his wife, Margie; son Geoff Wilson; daughter Lara O'Brien; grandchildren Patrick, Thomas, Ciara, Kalin and Eamon, and his many friends and colleagues at Barclays. We are forever grateful for his tremendous contributions, and unwavering loyalty to his clients and colleagues. We will miss him dearly, and extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family.
Richard Haworth CEO, Barclays Americas Bruce Rothney President, CEO and Country Head, Barclays Canada
February 1, 1975 February 14, 2012 Our deeply beloved and eternally loyal friend, whose beauty, kindness and sweet smile will never be extinguished from our minds. We love you! John, Tina, Leanne & Sue.