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Thursday, December 6, 2018 – Page B20


Born, October 22, 1934, John Anthony Board passed away December 2, 2018. John was a pillar in the Canadian Film Industry who collaborated as an Assistant Director, Producer and Mentor with the best and brightest film makers in Canada. His unique perspective, incisive intellect and boundless energy helped shape not only the projects he worked on, but how they were made.

John is survived by his brothers, Stefan and Henry; his sons, Jason and Simon; and grandchildren, Rachel, Joanna, Alex, Sebastian and Sascha.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 9 at 10 a.m. at the Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Road (east gate entrance). For online condolences, please visit


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Family will receive friends and relatives at Canterbury Gardens, 1414 Sherbrooke St, Peterborough ON, on Monday, December 10, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Mike Giffen on Sunday December 2, 2018. Mike passed away peacefully at her home at the age of 81, surrounded by her family, her best friend for over 70 years, Joan Knowles and her beloved dog, Ossie.

Mike was predeaceased by her parents, Doris and Harry McEwan; her sister, Barbara; and her nephew, Cameron Fraser.

Proud and loving mother to Heather (Lorna), James (Maria) and Julia Atthill (Paul). Nana "Goose" to Sam and Emmy Giffen and Paige and Ainsley Atthill. Cherished aunt to Laurie, Kim and Tracey.

Mike grew up in Leaside and was an avid and accomplished figure skater. She loved her summers on Georgian Bay. Mike graduated in physiotherapy from the University of Toronto where she was a varsity cheerleader for 3 years.

Mike moved with her then husband, Peter Giffen to Kitchener in 1965 where she raised her family and spent the next 50 years.

Wanting to be closer to her kids, Mike moved back to her home town of Toronto in 2015. She retained her fierce independence living on her own until her death.

During her life, Mike volunteered for many organizations including: federal, provincial and municipal elections, Waterloo Seniors' Recreation Centre, I.O.D.E. and the K-W Art Gallery.

Mike enjoyed being a member of the KW and Leaside Probus clubs, DuPont Dollies from T.C.S.C.C.

and Westmount G &CC.

Mike's children are thankful for the wonderful care from Dr. Debbie Selby at Sunnybrook Hospital allowing our mom to die at home with the dignity she so wanted.

The family will receive friends at the Toronto Cricket Club, 141 Wilson Ave., Toronto on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 2 - 4 p.m.

If desired and as an expression of sympathy, donations to the Toronto Humane Society would be appreciated by her family.


Peacefully, on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at the age of eighty eight, with his loving wife Roz of sixty five years by his side.

Beloved father of Michael and Batsheva, Daniel and Gail, and Perri and Elliot Kirshenblatt.

Devoted brother and brother-inlaw of Gerry and Tootsie, and the late Rhoda and Milton Brown.

Adoring "Ralphy"to Adam, Naftali and Brielle, Shalom, Leah and Dovid, Adina, Yoel, Jenna, Lauren, Cole, Shanna, Maddie, Eden, Jason, and greatgrandfather to Calla and Aleph.

Ralph leaves an everlasting legacy as an exemplary family man and philanthropist, dedicated to making an impact in the Jewish community through connecting Canada and Israel. He was an unwavering advocate of higher education and the arts through countless organizations including the University of Toronto, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and UJA.

Heartfelt thanks to our dear Jessie and our special caregivers. We will forever hold Ralph close to our hearts. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (three lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, December 7, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.

Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva at One St. Thomas Street, Toronto. Memorial donations may be made to the Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies c/o Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 416-485-8000.


October 31, 1951 November 30, 2018 Donald Grant Hurley, known to all as Grant, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018 at Princess Margaret Hospital, surrounded by family and close friends. Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Grant was predeceased by his parents, Melvin and Dorothy (Boss) Hurley. He is survived by brother, Trevor (Becky); sister, Faith (Barry Neil); and niece, Teagan.

Grant left home early to go to University and travel. On his return to Ottawa, he started working in a record store and the rest is history. He spent forty years helping shape the retail music landscape in Canada, holding buying and management positions at various companies including Record Runner and A&A Records, and eventually becoming the National Music Buyer for Anderson Merchandisers, the distributor responsible for placing music into Canadian Walmart and Zellers stores, amongst others. His buying prowess and attention to detail were crucial to many a Canadian gold or platinum record success story.

Grant moved to Toronto and made his home in his beloved Annex where he lived until recently. Living there afforded him access to all the entertainment and socializing he needed, with the added advantage of being able to walk everywhere. Grant was a fast, knowledgeable walker -and he knew all the shortcuts, everywhere.

The recurring theme of Grant's life was his deep love of life and appreciation for all things evidencing artistic and historical expression; whether a book, music, painting, movie, a city, theatre, photography, or...any show of excellence from the vast range of human endeavour.

He loved to travel and visited many exotic locations, from Munich and Berlin; to Istanbul and Marrakech; to Venice and Prague; San Francisco and New York; and more in between, no doubt, that weren't covered in postcards.

New York was probably his favourite: in one epistle from New York's Jade Hotel in Greenwich Village, he mused 'How'd I end up back here?

Well, because it fits my rhythm, my style, my kind of tour...and yes, the rumours are true. This city never sleeps. I'll sleep when I'm dead.' He always lived his life as he wanted to live it: uncompromisingly, wildly, full of awareness, loyal to those who earned his respect.

So, farewell to an independent, creative spirit who was significant in so many lives. He will be forever loved and remembered.

Many thanks to the several doctors, nurses and staff at Mount Sinai, Toronto General and Princess Margaret Hospitals for their tremendous help in advising and caring for Grant.

Special thanks to Drs. Hope, Hahn and O'Leary for their continued dedication and compassionate care throughout his journey.

Cremation has taken place and he will rest at St. James Cemetery in Toronto.

A celebration of Grant's life will take place in Spring 2019.


September 27, 1945 December 2, 2018 To honour Adrian, who was gentle, loving and open.

Survived by his mother, Jean; mother-in-law, Dorothy; wife, Donna; sister, Judy (Glenn); children, Kyle (Jen) and Alanna; grandson, Ari; sisterin-law, Suzanne (Howard); brothers-in-law, Michael and James; nieces and nephews, Corben, Johanna, Karla (Steve), Ryan, Justin, Brandon, and Jacqueline.

Visitation Saturday, December 8th, 2-5 p.m., Kopriva Taylor Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville (one block East of Kerr Street).

Online condolences may be left at


Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at Victoria House, Orillia on Saturday, December 1, 2018, in her 98th year.

Blanche was the beloved wife and lifelong dance partner of the late Alan Lund. Loving mother of Raymond (Janice), Kevin (Peggy), Jeffrey (Maria), and the late Brian (Pansy). Cherished grandmother of 16 and great-grandmother of 6.

Friends and relatives are invited to join the family at Cavill Funeral Home, Gravenhurst, on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.

A reception will follow in the Terry Fox Hall at the Gravenhurst Centennial Centre.

Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society greatly appreciated. Personal condolences may be offered at


Passed away peacefully with family by her side at Burlington Gardens Retirement Home on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, just shy of her 102nd birthday.

Predeceased by loving husband, Victor C. Malton (1982). Cherished mother of Margaret Kovacs (Ernie). Dear sister of the late Naomi Tiplady (late George) (2018). Also predeceased by her parents, Herman and Muriel Dodge, and sister-in-law, Evelyn Robinson (late Tom). Melrose will be fondly remembered by Paul and Robert Tiplady, Ronald and Rob Robinson, as well as her extended family and numerous close friends.

Visitation will be held at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of QEW), Burlington, 905-632-3333, on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 12 noon until the Funeral Service which will commence at 1:00 p.m.

Interment at Burlington Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow back at the funeral home. If desired, as an expression of sympathy, donations in memory of Melrose to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family.


Claire Elizabeth (Bisset) Patterson left this mortal coil Monday, December 3, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, in her 93rd year. Born in Goderich to May Bertha (McManus) and William Bisset August 17, 1926. Beloved wife and partner to Ronald Thomas Patterson, who predeceased her by ten years. Much loved by sons, Christopher William, Peter Thomas, and Andrew Roger, and by their wives and children, her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. A devoted congregant of St.

George's Anglican Church, and selfless member of the I.O.D.E., Claire lived her life in accordance with Christian principles. She is warmly remembered for her generosity, compassion, and gentility.

Visitation will commence at McCallum-Palla Funeral Home, 11 Cambria Rd. N., Goderich, on Friday, December 7, at 12 noon followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m. The family will host a reception immediately following.

Interment at Colborne Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Foundation, or to St. George's Anglican Church, in Claire's memory, would be appreciated. Friends may sign the book of condolences at

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