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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 – Page B17


The family of G. Ronald Bell is deeply saddened to announce his peaceful passing in Halifax Nova Scotia on the morning of June 8, 2018, at the age of 90.

He was born in York, England on March 30, 1928 and immigrated to Canada in 1953. He worked in the patent and trademark section of a large legal firm in Ottawa before establishing his own very successful business in March 1969. With a strong international practice, Ron was a vibrant force in intellectual property, directing his offices until his passing.

While he enjoyed his career and had a rich, full life, it was his family that brought him his greatest joy. He is survived by his beloved wife, Shirley; daughters, Karen, Sandra, Victoria; and son, David. Ron was also a proud and loving grandfather to Evan, Austin, Andrew, and Cameron, and cherished father-in-law to Martin and Robin.

There is to be a memorial service in Halifax on Friday, June 22nd at 2:30 p.m.


At Humber River Hospital in Toronto on June 12, 2018, in her 70th year.

Loving wife of John, sister of Graham Middlehurst, sister-inlaw of Judy Peddle, (Murray) Kate Davies (David) and David Edge (Carol).

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. No flowers please. if desired, donations may be made to Toronto Humane Society and Canadian Mental Health Association.


On Monday June 11, 2018, in her 98th year, this beautiful, kindhearted, gentle yet strong woman, who nurtured and loved us throughout our lives, passed peacefully in the arms of her daughter Sharon. Anne was the cherished wife of the late Ted Every (50 years) and the beloved mother of the late Allan, Joan (Howard), Brian (Lina), Barb (Garth), and Sharon (Harry). She was the most excellent grandmother of Karina, Erik (Torie), Stephen (Yoshimi), Jennifer (Randy), John (Sandi), Ann (Alfred), Kristen, and Emily;and the greatest greatgrandmother of Gabriella, Juliet, Ryan, Madison, Henry, Isabelle, and Emma. She will be remembered with love and respect by her family and all who knew her.

Anne was fortunate to have received exceptional care from many healthcare providers over the years, some for decades, as well as invaluable support from the staff and services of local agencies. We would like to express our gratitude to them for their dedication. The combined efforts of all helped Anne "stay on her feet" for as long as she did.

Visitation will take place Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 4 - 8 p.m. at Turner & Porter - Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke. Private family service will be held at a later date.

Donations in Anne's memory may be made to Etobicoke Services for Seniors, Storefront Humber Inc., or the charity of your choice.


James Peter Giffen passed away on June 14, 2018, after a brief illness.

Peter began his 82 year adventure as "Pete," starting life above the Giffen family hardware store in Port Hope, Ont., with his parents, Jim and Marie, older sister, Joan and soon to be joined by his cousin, Betty. Peter attended Trinity College School in Port Hope, where he excelled at hockey and football.

He attended the University of Toronto followed by Osgoode Law School, where he graduated and was called to the Bar in 1963.

After practising law in Toronto, the family moved to Kitchener in 1966 where Peter practised with Sims, Giffen McKinnon, and subsequently, founded Giffen Law in 1981, where he mentored until his retirement in 2006.

Peter was named a Queen's Counsel in 1975, and was certified in civil litigation. His love of the law was a natural fit for his love of debate and analysis, both in the court room, including the Supreme Court of Canada, and around the dinner table.

He had a love of family, friends and life; whether it be the years on Georgian Bay, skiing the world, canoe trips, family road trips, mastering the patio, if not the course at Westmount Golf Club, his famous Sunday night dinners on Corfield Road in Kitchener, or the farm outside of Kincardine.

To Peter nothing mattered more than family and friends.

If there was a need, he figured out a way to fill it. He did the little things, and through that, accomplished much in his life.

He dedicated countless evenings and weekends to academic and charity boards, as well supporting political causes and candidates, from local to federal.

His love, guidance, wit and neverending advice will be remembered everyday by his wife, Kathryn; and his three children, Heather (Lorna), James (Maria), and Julie (Paul). He will be missed by his grandchildren, Sam, Emmy, Paige, and Ainsley; his sister, Joan; cousin, Betty; his former wife, Mike; as well as his California and Quebec nieces and nephews. Peter was a man not soon forgotten.

Beati Mundo Corde.

In the spirit of Peter, the family will share a toast to his life on Wednesday, June 27th from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Charcoal Steakhouse, 2980 King St E., Kitchener.

Please visit Peter's memorial.


October 28, 1954 June 14, 2018

It is with deep sadness we share the news of Mary Ann Heary's passing at the age of 63 after losing her valiant battle with cancer on Thursday, June 14th.

Survived by her loving husband, Harvey Soicher; her brothers, Basil (Debbie) and John Heary (Ann); predeceased by her parents, John William (Bill) Heary and Helen Gertrude Sanford; her sister, Vivian; and two wonderful furry children, Skippy and Casper.

Mary Ann grew up in Port Credit Ontario where she went to Humber High School. She spent her early adult life working in Toronto and Calgary and settled in Vancouver for her remaining 30 years. Mary Ann worked in the Relocation Management and Sports Fashion Industry and was a shining star throughout her career. She was adored by many of her clients.

Mary Ann's loves were hiking, going to the gym, skiing, golfing, travel and spending time with those she loved. She touched everyone she met with a smile and had a gift of making all whose lives she touched feel special and valued. She will be sorely missed by all but her spirit will live on in all those that knew her.

A special note of thanks goes to the amazing care by the staff of the BC Cancer Agency, the Vancouver General Hospital Palliative care unit as well as the staff of the South Granville Hospice where she spent her final two weeks.

Mary Ann lived her life, as described by those that knew her, as Inspirational, caring, a bright light, a role model, one in a million! She was truly loved by so many! A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 28th at the Chapel of Skinner and Middlebrook, 128 Lakehore Rd. E., Mississauga, ON.

A celebration of life will be held 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 25th at The University Golf Club 5185 University Blvd., Vancouver, BC.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Mary Ann's favorite cause is the UBC and VGH Functional Neurosurgery Research Fund. If you wish to contribute please send donations to: UBC and VGH Functional Neurosurgery Research Fund #8105 - 2775 Laurel St., Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9.


Holocaust Survivor - On Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the age of 100 years old, at his home. Sam Pacht beloved husband of the late Rose Pacht. Loving father and father-inlaw of Ben and Adrienne, Larry and Marilyn, Michael and Martine, Lisa and Nik. Dear brother of the late Yisroel, Yitzhak, Michael, Zelig, Shiel, Tsiporah. Devoted Zaidy of David and Cindy, Evan and Jason, Corey and Sasha, Ashley and Jason, Ryan and Casey, Kimberly and David, Chloe, Melissa and Jay, Austin, and Tabitha, and Great-Zaidy of Brooklyn, Sienna, Brody and Taylor. Will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews and friends. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (three lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

Interment in the Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva at 11 Evita Court, Thornhill. Memorial donations may be made to the Sam Pacht Memorial Fund c/o the Benjamin Foundation, 416-780-0324, or to the charity of your choice.


59, died at home on June 18, 2018, surrounded by her dearest ones. She lived a life that was full and rich, and ended much too soon. She will be missed by so many, as she was the heart of a community of people who loved her and believed passionately in what she stood for. In keeping with her lifelong commitment to choice and dignity, Lisa chose to have a physician-assisted death. A lifelong social justice activist and a fierce feminist, her career and her life were dedicated to the prevention of violence against women and children and all those in the world who are vulnerable and at risk. Her creed was kindness, and she filled the spaces in her world with immeasurable acts of love. Lisa's professional laurels are numerous, but at the heart of everything she did was her devotion to family and friends.

She is survived by her lifelong partner, Robert Lewis; her son, Yonah Lewis and his wife, Sandra Baumander; her son, Lev Lewis and his partner, Erin Gaudette.

She is also survived by her parents, Marvin and Rita Weintraub; her brother, Mark Weintraub and his partner, Julia Roudakova; her brother, John Weintraub; her niece, Abby Delouya, her husband, Elie Delouya and their three sons, Yitzhak, Daniel and Aryeh; her niece, Michelle Friedman and great-nephew Ezra; and her nephew, Daniel. She was predeceased by her sister, Laura Weintraub; her niece, Dani Weintraub Grand; and her sistersin-law, Sari Zack and Leeanne Lewis. She will be deeply missed by family, friends and a broad community who have been touched by her dedication and love. Donations in Lisa's memory may be made to COPA (Centre Ontarien de prevention des agressions), the child abuse prevention organization she cofounded in 1995. Donate at

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