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Monday, March 11, 2019 – Page B17


It is with great sadness that the family of Aubrey Earle Maurice Hughes announces his death. He died on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Credit Valley Hospital. Aubrey was born in Diligent River, Nova Scotia on September 3, 1935 to Earle and Lola Hughes (nee Colpitts).

He is survived by his beloved wife, Dorina (nee Libralesso) to whom he was married for 58 years, and also survived by his younger sister, Connie (Garry Brown). He is lovingly remembered by his daughters, Tracie Hughes (Samuel Ricchezza), Terri-Lynn Hughes (Peter Burdon), and Cori Hughes (Les Neilson).

He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Daniela, Benjamin, Emily-Jane, Gabriela, Aubrey, Andrew and Ryan.

Aubrey was the head of sales and marketing for Stanfield's Ltd. for more than 30 years.

He started his career as a sales rep for Atlantic Wholesalers in Nova Scotia and later worked for Canada Packers. Aubrey loved three things in life: his family, sales, and telling a good story.

He will be sorely missed.

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter 'Neweduk-Erin Mills' Chapel, 1981 Dundas St. W., Mississauga (east of Erin Mills Pkwy), on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 3 p.m. For those who wish, donations may be made to Trillium Health Partners.

Online condolences may be made through



March 10, 1939 March 5, 2019

After a long debilitating illness, which he endured with courage and humour, Stephen died peacefully in the presence of his wife, Sara. He will be greatly missed by his children, Vanessa (Paul), Adrian (Melonie), Julian (Terri); and his grandchildren, Charlotte, Sophie, Evelyn, Annabel, Emily, Charlie and James.

Stephen grew up in Oakville, the only child of Lois and Roy Irwin.

He was educated at Trinity College School, Port Hope, attended the University of Toronto School of Architecture for undergraduate studies and Harvard University for a Masters degree in architecture.

In 1963, Stephen was the first Canadian to be awarded the Rome scholarship in architecture. While in Rome he met his wife, Sara.

They were married in England in 1965 and settled in Toronto, where Stephen began working for the architectural firm Shore and Moffat. He soon became a partner and later the Senior partner of Shore Tilbe Irwin and Partners until his retirement in 2011.

His lifelong passions included architecture, sports, fishing, shooting, travelling, the family farm, and good food and wine. He was an accomplished Track and Field athlete in High school, University and then later competed in masters events. He spent almost every weekend at his farm in the Port Hope area, where his main hobbies were trying to grow asparagus and designing at the dining room table. Various DIY projects were undertaken around the house, some of which became the source of family lore and amusement, which he took in his stride.

A good meal with congenial company always gave him great pleasure. He will be remembered for his prodigious talent as the designer of an impressive number of academic, research and commercial buildings. His family and friends will remember his generous heart, sly sense of humour, and his devotion to both his architectural practice and his family.

The family would particularly like to thank the staff of the Coombs Place of the Arthur and Isabel Meighen Manor for the excellent care they gave Stephen, during the last 15 months of his life.

In lieu of flowers, Stephen's wishes are for donations to Parkinson's research or St. Marks Heritage Foundation Port Hope: www.

A private cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be held on Friday, March 15, 4-7 p.m. at Massey College, 4 Devonshire Place, Toronto.

There will be a celebration in the Summer at the Farm.


1925 - 2019

Father Remi Limoges, a Jesuit priest, died peacefully on March 7, 2019 at the Jesuit Infirmary in Pickering, Ontario. He was in his 94th year and in his 74th year of religious life.

Remi was born on March 15, 1925 in Outremont, Quebec, the son of Joseph Remi Limoges and Marie Estelle McGinnis.

After he was a student at Loyola High School and College in Montreal for a total of eight years and at McGill University for Pre-Med., Remi entered the Jesuit novitiate at Guelph in 1946.

He was ordained a priest in 1958.

He moved in 1964 to Ottawa to undertake a two-year program in psychology. He later was a professor of Pastoral Psychology at Regis College in Toronto.

He was Rector of Regis College for five years. After that, he served the Jesuit Province as Socius, Secretary and Treasurer over different years. In 2003, Remi worked on the retreat ministry in Pickering, Ontario. He was a wise and caring priest.

A wake will take place at the chapel of the Manresa Jesuit Renewal Centre, 2325 Liverpool Road, Pickering, ON L1X 1V4 on Monday, March 11th, 7-9 p.m. with prayers at 8 p.m. The funeral Mass is at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in the same chapel. Burial to follow in the Jesuit Cemetery, Guelph ON at 2:30 p.m. Donations may be made to the Jesuit Advancement Office, 43 Queen's Park Crescent East, Toronto, M5S 2C3 or 416-481-9154.


Donald Smith McFarlane, in his 61st year, passed away on March 3, 2019, at his beloved Spring Hill Farm in Glen Huron, Ontario.

Don is survived by his loving wife Marie McFarlane, his three adoring children Donald Jr., Victoria, and Geoffrey, his two loyal dogs Ceilidh and Chief, his brother David (Susan), and sisters Karen (James), and Joanne (David).

"Unky Dunky" is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and god children, as well as a multitude of family members and more friends than we could possibly list. Additionally, he leaves behind an immense collection of cashmere sweaters and slippers.

As a young man, Don attended Ridley College in St. Catherines, ON, a place where he cultivated friendships that would carry him throughout his life. He then went on to study economics at Huron College in his hometown of London, ON. This is where he realized his true professional calling, which lead him to the markets of Bay St. During the early stages of his career, he immediately made his mark as a competent and driven broker.

Don began his career at Dominion Securities, spent many years at RBC, after which, he moved on to Gordon Capital until he and his dear friend, Crawford Gordon, started MGI Securities. Don's career spanned 37 years during which he was a highly regarded and respected investment advisor. Don lived and breathed the market.

Don not only worked hard, he played hard. He was a passionate skier from the age of eight. He loved ski racing, travelling the world in pursuit of fresh powdery snow, and topping it all off with a lively aprés ski. He loved to share this passion with his friends and loved ones, most of all his son, Donald. When the snow was not falling, Don enjoyed hunting at the Goodwood Club with his cherished dogs and friends, and teeing up at the golf course. These activities were only complete after a glass or two of wine or scotch, and some laughs. Don spent most of his summers in Muskoka and liked nothing more than to finish the day with our family on a sunset boat ride followed by a roaring fire at the cottage.

Throughout his life, Don was always putting others first and taking care of everyone who surrounded him, regardless of his own situation. He was always there with support, advice and help. As an incredibly generous man, his relationships were what he valued most in this world.

Don's unique character was larger than life. His compassion was felt by everyone who knew him. Don leaves behind a legacy of love, friendship, and family that will live on for many generations to come. This loss is felt by so many people, and our family wishes to send our deepest gratitude for their friendship and honours the depth of their loss.

A funeral service has been planned for, Friday, March 29th, at 12:30 p.m., Devil's Glen Ski Club, Glen Huron, ON. In lieu of flowers, our family would greatly appreciate donations to The Ridley College Foundation, P.O. Box 3013, 2 Ridley Road, St.

Catherines, ON L2R 7C3.

"There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved."

George Sand


It is with great sadness, that the family of Jeffrey Kirk Nesbitt announces his sudden passing at South Lake Hospital, on March 8, 2019. Jeff in his 52nd year, will be forever remembered by his wife and best friend, Sheena and his adoring daughters, Skye and Scotia. He is cherished by his parents, Carrie and Clinton Nesbitt of Elmvale; and Sheena's parents, the late Bobby Kirk and Jane Kirk of Newtonmore, Scotland.

He is lovingly remembered by his siblings, Joanne Potts (Cal) and Jim Nesbitt (Heather); as well as Andy Kirk (Debbie) and Julia Kirk.

Jeffrey was born on Manitoulin Island and the love for his island always remained in his heart. He grew up in Elmvale. He graduated in 1990 with an Honors Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Jeff was the current Vice President, Relationship Management at Cardtronics Canada Ltd, in Mississauga Ontario. He was a proven leader in the Financial Services sector in Canada and focused on both bank and Credit Union businesses. His expertise in Relationship Management and Marketing was instrumental in the growth of Threshold Financial Inc.

Jeff spent fifteen years with NCR Canada and fourteen years with Cardtronics Canada Ltd, formally Thresholds Financial Inc.

He was a devoted family man, who worked hard to ensure those around him had a good time and found happiness in their lives. Jeff will be remembered for his infectious laugh, insightful conversations, and unique perspectives. Jeff always had a funny remark, a positive outlook, and lived on the bright side of life. He shared this outlook with his many nieces and nephews, inlaws, friends, and co-workers.

A visitation is planned for Wednesday, March 13, 2019, from 6 to 9 pm at Lynn Stone Funeral Home (15 Yonge St. S, Elmvale, Ontario). Funeral services will take place at St. John's United Church (27 Yonge St. S) on Thursday, March 14, 2019, commencing at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcomed in Jeffrey's memory to the Transplant Unit at Toronto General Hospital or the Canadian Liver Foundation.

NORMA SUSSMAN Peacefully surrounded by family at home Sunday, March 10, 2019.

For 66 years Norma was the beloved wife of Murray "Sonny" Sussman. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Sandy and Deena, Peter and Sara. Cherished grandmother to Adam, Yale, Scotty, and Jack. A special thank you to both Dr. Goldman and Dr.

Howe at the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, and to Dr. Ceresne for his personal care and devotion. And of course, Ellen, Emma, Connie and Aida.

Graveside service will be held at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park, 5822 Bathurst St. (north of Finch, on the east side) at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The shiva will begin following the interment, and continues until 9:00 p.m. at 38 Avenue Road.

Evening services will be at 7:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care 416-586-8203, or your charity of choice.

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