Friday, December 14, 2018
EVELYN MARGARET BENNETT
Passed peacefully, early on the morning of Monday, December 10, 2018, at the age of 99. Predeceased in 1977 by her husband of over 25 years, Peter Charles Bennett, Evelyn leaves behind her sister, Joan Freeman (John); and her cherished children, Kathryn, Paul and Jane. Proud grandmother of Marina, Sarah, Peter and Lisa.
Heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Village of Humber Heights for their loving care through her final years.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) on Sunday, December 16th, from 12:30 p.m., followed by a service at 1:30 p.m. In Mom's memory, in lieu of flowers, please send donations to the charity of your choice. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymilesnewbig ging.com.
Peacefully at her residence with her family surrounding her, on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, Elizabeth "Ann" Clifford in her 78th year. Beloved wife of Terry Clifford for 57 years. Loving mother of T.J. Clifford and his wife Pascale of Ottawa, Amy Clifford and her husband Jean Pierre Giroux of Gatineau, Jake Clifford of Grand Falls, Newfoundland and Katie Lee and her husband Tysen of Toronto. Dear grandmother of Emily, Cassidy, Maxim, Ella, Ava, Olivia, Charlotte and Mackenzie.
Also missed by her sister Jane Barrett of Toronto. Predeceased by her parents Donald and Katharine Davison.
Ann devoted her life to service and continually helping others; especially over 28 years acting as the "Den Mother" for the Global Vision program, among many other volunteer positions.
The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Bill McKeough, the day staff at Saint Elizabeth and the night staff at VON. Friends will be received by the family on Saturday, December 15, 2018, from 10 - 11 a.m. at St.
James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin Street, London, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Interment at a later date in Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ann's memory may be made to Global Vision, 1667 Moffat Avenue, London, ON N5W 2A1.
Arrangements entrusted to A.
Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at http://www.amgfh.com
OSCAR DONALD ERICKSON 1928 - 2018
Beloved husband, partner, father and grandfather, Oscar Donald Erickson passed gently on Thursday, December 6, 2018 in his bed surrounded by loving family.
Writer, teacher, lover of nature and keen observer of the human condition, Don had a wonderful sense of humour, endless curiosity about the world and an irresistible dramatic flair. In conversation he'd often get a twinkle in his eye as his mischievous side burst forth, stimulating new ideas and challenging convention.
Don is greatly missed by his partner of many years, Jane Dunlop; his children, Christopher Strachan Erickson (Solange Aquino Erickson), Oscar Geoffrey Erickson, and Emily Anne Erickson McCullum (David Ross McCullum); his grandchildren, Benjamin Ross and Eliza Jane McCullum and Ana Paula Erickson; and of course by his many wonderful friends. He is predeceased by his parents, Oscar Ludwig and Myrtle Erickson; his brother, Arthur Charles Erickson; and his wife, Eleanor Anne Erickson (née Strachan).
Oscar's Wake will be held on Saturday, December 29th. For more details, please contact us via Don's website: https://oderickson.
com/ode/contact/. Incidentally, on the website, you can read Don's stories and plays and listen to him reading his poems.
On Thursday, December 13, 2018. Bernard Goldfarb, beloved husband of Jacqueline. Loving father and father-in-law of Marc, Grant Goldfarb and Christine Crowley, Virginie and Marshall Dial, and Keven and Helena Menager. Dear brother of the late Edith Hyman, and Leo Goldfarb. Devoted grandfather of Benjamin, Lauren, Zachary, Jacob, Kieren, Zoe, and Henry.
At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West, Toronto (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, December 16, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Temple Sinai section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery.
Shiva at 27 Boswell Avenue, Toronto. Memorial donations may be made to The Cardiology Department c/o St. Michael's Hospital, 416-864- 5000.
On December 13, 2018 at Sunnybrook Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Connie.
Loving father and father-in-law of Dr. Ronald and Gloria Jacobs, and the late Arlene and Howie Berlin.
Dear brother of the late Melvin, Donald, and Bernice. Devoted grandfather of Brian, Eric, Lacey, Shawna, and Steven. Devoted great-grandfather of Samara, Max, Jack, Emily, Mason, and Aidan. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West, Toronto (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Interment in the Canadian Hebrew Benevolent Society of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva at 408-349 St.
Clair Avenue West, Toronto.
Memorial donations may be made to the Harvey Jacobs Memorial Fund c/o the Benjamin Foundation, 416-780-0324, or http://www.benjamins.ca.
L. RICHARD O'HAGAN
March 23, 1928 December 9, 2018 With heavy hearts, we announce the death of our patriarch and sage on Sunday, December 9, 2018. Vital, active and present well into his 90th year, Dick was taken from us suddenly in the course of one day and we are comforted in the knowledge that he is now at peace. He is survived by his loving wife, Wanda, to whom he was married for 67 years; his children, Anne, Peter and Christina; children-in-law Sarah O'Hagan and Christopher Valentine; and six grandchildren, Madeleine, Olivia, Philippa, Nicholas, Grace and Katherine. He was predeceased by his brother Edward. He will be deeply missed.
Beloved by all who knew him, Dick was defined by his boundless intellectual curiosity, his zest for life and his authentic engagement with people - all people - from cherished, lifelong friends to those whose acquaintance he may have just made. As elegant and charming as he was also opinionated and driven, he was thoughtful, always kind, loyal to a fault and beautifully generous. He had a wry and dry sense of humour and a trademark full-throated laugh. He held education and knowledge in the highest esteem. Above all, he was a believer: in democracy, human rights, the Liberal Party of Canada and the Catholic Church. An honourable man, he lived a long and good life. At his core, he was content - and never more so than when immersed in five decades of family life at Sursum Corda, the family cottage on Mary Lake.
Throughout Dick's career, he served a variety of public and private interests in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Washington D.C.
Starting his career as a young journalist - he wrote a sports column while still in high school for The Woodstock Sentinel-Press - he worked as a reporter for the Toronto Telegram and freelanced for Maclean's Magazine, establishing his inimitable voice at an early age.
Dedicated to the essential power of narrative, Dick went on to establish an enviable career in strategic communications and public affairs. In 1979, he was recruited by the late Bill Mulholland, then Chairman of the Bank of Montreal, to lead the bank's public affairs and corporate communications, which he did for two decades, followed by a post-retirement engagement as Special Advisor to Chairman and CEO Matt Barrett.
Prior to joining the Bank, Dick served as Senior Advisor to the Hon. Pierre-Elliott Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada. Ten years earlier, he had served as press secretary and special assistant to Mr. Trudeau's predecessor in office, the Hon. Lester B. Pearson.
Between periods of duty in the Langevin Block, he served a political appointment as Minister-Counsellor at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. where, among other responsibilities, he was charged with developing an unprecedented U.S.-wide information and cultural affairs programme to support Canadian political and commercial objectives.
Forging relationships at the highest levels of U.S. media and politics, Dick made his mark from the White House press corps to the halls of Congress to the St.
Alban's Tennis Club. During his tenure in Washington (1967-1977), Dick and Wanda not only bore witness to history but absorbed the waves of change that defined that seminal era.
Dick was an active volunteer board director for various organizations -- most notably, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation and the Walrus Foundation. Born in Woodstock, New Brunswick, the third generation of Lawrence O'Hagans to be raised in the same house on the banks of the St John River, he was a graduate of St. Mary's University in Halifax, from which he also received an honourary L.L.D., and studied at Fordham University, New York.
A funeral mass will take place in Toronto at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 78 Clifton Road, on Saturday, December 15th at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at 135 St. George Street.
In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to the charitable, not-forprofit Walrus Foundation in support of the Canadian Conversation and fact-based journalism. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
ROBERT TUDOR PEMBERTON
Septe mber 20, 1937 December 2, 2018 Surrounded by family, Bob passed away peacefully and gently at Markham Stouffville Hospital, December 2, 2018. Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Friend, Colleague, Teacher, and Coach.
Bob is survived by, and lives on in, his children, A. Robert T.
Pemberton (Lori A. Reeve) and Lori L. Tindall (Ted Tindall); his precious grandchildren, Megan M. Tindall (Spencer Scott) and Connor J. T. Pemberton; his brother, John T. Pemberton (Primrose Pemberton); sister, Deborah W. T. Law (Douglas Law); and their extended families. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Carol Joyce Pemberton (nee Norton).
Bob will be remembered for his curiosity, sharp mind, integrity, warped sense of humour, big heart and home full of hospitality by his Earl Haig mates, colleagues from Griffiths Laboratories, former staff and students at St. Andrew's Junior High School, neighbours, friends and adoring family.
The family extends their heartfelt thanks to all the health care team members at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Markham Stouffville Hospital for the tremendous care they provided over the past several weeks.
A celebration of Bob's life will be hosted by the family at DixonGarland Funeral Home, 166 Main Street North, Markham, on Friday, December 14th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
to 9:00 p.m. Please bring your best memories and stories to share. After a period of healing, the family will hold a private interment ceremony. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
ROBERT LAWRENCE VERRALL "Bob"
We who loved you sadly miss you. As it dawns another year. In our lonely hours of thinking. Thoughts of you are always near.