Friday, April 13, 2018
DEATHS KATHRYN CRAWFORD (nee Halls worth) "Kathy " 1944 - April 6, 2 018 In 1969, the miniskirted star Grade 1 teacher at Rippleton Road Elementary met an LLM student from New Zealand, a long distance romance ensued, and for 47 years, Kathy starred as "Mum" to three wonderful girls and "Grandma" to four loving grandchildren.
She was the eldest of three children born in Windsor to her parents, Ken and Gwen Hallsworth. The family moved to the new subdivisions in Don Mills in 1956, as Ford Canada opened its new Oakville plant and Ken moved up the management ladder to become Vice President.
Kathy was vital and outgoing, an energetic force who found summer camps an ideal outlet for her energy. She attended Rippleton Road Elementary and Don Mills Collegiate, made lifelong friends at Bangor Lodge, and became a teacher...the 1967 drive across Canada to Vancouver with two special friends gave rise to many stories and a lot of laughter.
The teaching years saw more special friendships made, links never broken with trips to PEI, and Toronto especially for Mr. Davis' 100th birthday last September.
White wine reunited the teacher friendships.
Kathy was supermom to her three girls, ensuring they passed through French Immersion school programs and individually developed their own special talents, learned good manners and were always impeccably turned out. New Westminster was home for a decade when she made many new friends especially at Queen's Avenue United Church. Now Crescent Beach has been home for 38 years, and she has been a second Mom to many of her children's friends, a bridge player, and inspired hostess to incredible Christmas, Easter, and Halloween celebrations.
Over the years, travel to New Zealand, London, California, Wisconsin, Iowa, Texas, Hawaii, Mexico, Iran, Poland, Yugoslavia, South Africa, Holland, and much of Canada ensured the personal pillow racked up the air miles...even when ill health started to take its toll over the last decade, the travels continued, buoyed by the wonderful friends that ensured the indomitable spirit was nurtured at every visit.
A day after having her monthly manicure, a heart attack felled her. Though she made a little recovery the following day, she slipped away from us late at night, surrounded by family, love and tears.
Her friends around the world have been quick to praise the joy she brought to all she met. Kathy will be loved forever and her presence will be missed by all, but especially by her daughters, Lindsay (Andrew), Julie, and Meghan; her granddaughter, Kendall; her grandsons, Eamon, Callum, and Luke; her sister, Barbara (David); her brother, Robert (Heather); the Crawfords in New Zealand; and her loving husband and best friend, Robert Crawford. She was, in those beautiful words of Bette Middler, "The wind beneath our wings."
A special thank you goes to the Ocean Park Fire Hall and Medics who revived her, and the ICU unit at Peace Arch Hospital who gave us that extra day. If you are able, Kathy would appreciate you making a donation to the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation. She would not want the fuss, but there will be a celebration of life at the family home on Mother's Day, and another in Toronto on August 14, 2018.
Condolences may be offered at http://www.victorymemorialpark.com
ROBERT CHIPMAN DOWSETT FSA, FICA, MAAA June 27, 1929 - April 8, 2018
Cherished family man, successful businessman and respected community leader, Rob Dowsett passed peacefully after a brief illness in his 88th year.
The youngest son of the late Jean and Reginald Dowsett; predeceased by his beloved brothers, Bill and John. Proud brother-in-law to Jane Dowsett and the late Maxie Dowsett. Loving father to David (Vivian), Marisa, Carol (Ralph Rae) and devoted Grandfather/Boppa to grandchildren, Larena, (Nicholas Cashmore), Benjamin (Laura), Daniel, James (Melissa), Colin and Gwenna (Michael). Survived by former wife, Lois Dowsett (nee McHardy); brotherin-law, Don McHardy and wife, Diana; and sister-in-law, Eleanor McHardy.
Predeceased by brother-in-law, Bob McHardy. Much admired uncle to many Dowsett and McHardy nieces and nephews.
Devoted partner to Anne Folger and her children, Jarrod Liberatore (Shelley, children, Lucy and Roxanne) and Katharine Liberatore (Lynn).
Rob attended University of Toronto Schools (UTS) graduating in 1946, just before his 17th birthday. At UTS he met life-long friends John Evans and Joe MacArthur and captained the football team. In his later years, Rob founded the Monday Night Club (that meets on Tuesday), a group of UTS grads reunited. Rob began a lifetime association with Victoria College at U of T, graduating in 1950 with a BA (Honours Mathematics and Physics).
Rob began his working career at Crown Life Insurance Company in 1950 while pursuing Actuarial Sciences. He became an actuary in 1954, the youngest person in Canada to achieve this designation. Progressing through management ranks, Rob became EVP of Crown in 1970 and President and CEO in 1971. In 1982, Rob left Crown to join William M. Mercer as Director and was appointed Vice-Chairman in 1985. Rob was a founding member of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, serving as President in 1973-1974. Retiring from Mercer in 1995, he operated Robert Dowsett Consulting until months before his death. Through each phase of his career, Rob's principled ways earned him the respect of countless friends and colleagues.
Rob's impact on his community was significant. He was a tireless volunteer and fundraiser; he often said his greatest achievement was giving back to others. He served on many non-profit boards including The Donwood Institute, The Council for Canadian Unity, Addiction Research Foundation, UTS, U of T and the CAMH Foundation. An art enthusiast, he assisted the McMichael Canadian Art Collection for almost 40 years, honouring his parents' legacy. A spiritual man, he was one of the founding members of Bethesda United Church in Don Mills.
An avid outdoorsman, Rob pursued life-long passions for canoeing, sailing and waterskiing at cottages on Bella Lake in his childhood, at the family cottage on Lake Joseph in Muskoka and at Anne's cottage in Newago near Montreal. Rob loved sports and was active all his life, from his daily calisthenics, bike riding, and walks with his loyal dog Tally. Rob enjoyed snow skiing in Utah. He was an active member of the Donalda Club beginning in 1972, playing tennis and participating in club trips to Jamaica for tournaments. He will be remembered for his keen mind and the hours devoted to duplicate bridge. Rob enjoyed gardening and working with his hands; a skilled handy man and jack-of-all trades.
Rob possessed unparalleled optimism and zest for life. His grandchildren brought him immeasurable joy. His exuberance for the wonders of mathematics was contagious. A man of deep thought, he was always willing to extend a hand and offer assistance. Above all, he was a man of honour; the true definition of a gentle man.
A Celebration of Rob's Life will be held in Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Drive, North York, on Saturday, May 26th at 1:00 p.m., followed by a reception at 2:30 p.m. at the Donalda Club, 12 Bushbury Drive, North York.
Donations in Rob's memory can be made to the CAMH Foundation (www.
supportcamh.ca) or the North York General Hospital Foundation (www.
nyghfoundation.ca) with great appreciation. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
VALERIE MARGARET KNIGHT January 7, 1926 April 6, 2018 Valerie Margaret Knight (nee Clarke) passed peacefully on April 6, 2018. Cherished wife of Alan (predeceased 2008).
Beloved mother of 3 daughters, Jane Dack (Bob, Elora), Julie Bregenhoj (Chris, Sydney, Australia), Melanie Knight (Etobicoke).
Grandmother of 5 and greatgrandmother of 3.
Remembered and loved by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Valerie was a proud member of the Angela Bruce Chapter of the I.O.D.E Oakville from 1978-2016 and was Regent during 1985-1986. Private cremation.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 1-3 p.m. at The Tapestry Village Gate West, 15 Summerland Terrace Etobicoke (416-777-2911). In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully received to the Angela Bruce Chapter IODE c/o Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville L6K 1E1 Visit our guestbook online at http://www.koprivataylor.com YOLANDE RUTH MOSES (Lani) 1947-2018 Friends are invited to join us as we celebrate Lani's life Monday, April 16, 2018 At 12 o'clock noon Royal Canadian Yacht Club 141 St. George Street Toronto
STACIA SUVERA MAE SAHI
April 15, 1985
April 10, 2018
Peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Stacia Suvera Mae Sahi passed away. Our family has lost a beautiful, brilliant, thoughtful, selfless and loving daughter (Ash and Wendy), sister (Stephanie and fiance Mike), granddaughter (Grant and Peggy Izzard) (Savira and Jagjit, deceased), niece (Meenu and Suniel, Barb and Mark, Gita and Satish, Sarita and Vippan) and cousin (Angel, Sujay, Shawn, Sharon, Nitika, Amit and Vijay and Priya), Cat (Lotus), and Dog (Jazz).
Stacia will be remembered by a large number of family members, friends, colleagues and even people she had only met once or twice. Her smile, enthusiasm and larger than life personality touched so many people near and far in her short time on Earth. She had a huge heart and a special bond with her family, especially her cousins. She loved the cottage near Kingston, kayaking, boating, jumping off cliffs, adventures, travelling, photography, activity brochures, trip planning, hiking, animals, kids, toys and games. She had no fear and a huge passion for people, the planet, recycling, philanthropy and making the world a better place - and so her university degrees, job choices and locations always reflected those goals. Her generosity and her smile will never be forgotten.
We want to thank the Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre and the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care at Mount Sinai Hospital; with thanks to Dr. P. Goodwin, Dr.
J. Escallon, Dr. J. Hunter, Jenn (her chemo nurse), and Dr. C. Whelan. Special thanks also to Dr. Constance Weicker for her many years of care and support to Stacia and our family.
The family will receive their friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) on Friday evening 5-8 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, April 14 at 3 o'clock.
Followed by cremation.
Donations can be made to UNHCR, SPCA, Unicef USA, World Food Program or Sinai Health Foundation. Stacia would ask that you please recycle and conserve water always!