Tuesday, November 27, 2018
JOHN DOUGLAS BURGAR
Born December 21, 1932, died on November 21, 2018 at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie. John is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carolyn; his children, Michael (Patti Vernon) and Laura (Jeff Graham); and his sister, Mary Holt.
He was predeceased by his sister, Elizabeth Rodgers.
Born in Toronto, John started his career as a litigation lawyer there. He moved with his family in 1974 to Barrie, where he practised law until his retirement in 1998. Throughout his life, he spent summers at a beloved family cottage near Dwight on Lake of Bays.
There will be a Celebration of Life event at the MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie, on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
The family extends thanks to Dr. Chris Martin and the medical treatment team. In lieu of flowers, the family invites those who are inclined to make donations in memory of John Burgar to the RVH Foundation and specify the Intensive Care Unit (Critical Care) at http://www.canadahelps.org or to Amici Camping Charity at http://www.amicicharity.org. Online condolences may be forwarded via http://www.steckleygooderham.com.
MAURICE R. COOKE
September 20, 1929 At Soldier's Memorial Hospital, Orillia, ON, on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.
A teacher his entire career, at Appleby College, Oakville; Ridley College, St. Catharines (Assistant Headmaster); and upon retirement, Rothesay Netherwood School, Rothesay, NB. At his request, there will be no service. His greatest interests were his students, his black labs, and his summer retreat at Lake Rosseau, and later at Lake of Bays.
"Life is mostly froth and bubbles, Two things stand like stone, Kindness in another's trouble, Courage in his own."
Maurice R. Cooke
November 25, 2018 It's with heavy hearts that we share the sad news that Stuart has lost his eight-year battle with prostate cancer. Missing him deeply are Patricia, his devoted wife of 57 years; his daughters, Caroline (Jeff Stephenson) and Susan (Sid Gillispie); his son, Stephen (Lorrie Waters); and seven grandchildren, Jessica, Robert, Sophia, Alexander, Olivia, Cameron and Ben. He is also survived by his sister, Carole and brother-in-law, Bruce Radley; and brother, Trevor (Julie).
Predeceased by his beloved Mother, Isobel Moir Hartley.
Stuart was born on April 3, 1938 in the UK and graduated as a Chartered Accountant in 1959.
Recognizing that perhaps greater opportunities existed abroad, he accepted a job with McDonald Currie in Toronto and became a landed immigrant. In December 1960 he married Pat, the love of his life. Stuart did not want a career in auditing and had the good fortune to get a job with IBM Canada.
He held a number of interesting positions, culminating in an eighteen-month assignment in Brazil as Director of Finance for IBM's Latin America Region. When that assignment was over, he rejoined IBM Canada becoming the Vice President of Finance and Planning. His next and final position was Executive Vice President and CFO of the Molson Companies from which he retired in 1998.
During his time with the Molson Companies he served on the boards of Canada Malting, Reno Depot, the National Ballet School and the Montreal Canadiens. He was an active member of the Financial Executives Institute of Canada and the Conference Board's Financial Executives Council and on March 25, 1994 was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
He also found time for play. He was one of four parents who banded together to form the Thornhill Junior Soccer programme and he had the good fortune to be invited to play four rounds of golf at Augusta National, breaking 100 each round. He was a good tennis player, but golf was always his favorite activity and the most difficult to have to give up. He and Pat played golf at the Donalda Club and later Thornhill Country Club.
Since his retirement, they have enjoyed winters on Longboat Key in Florida. They have been fortunate to have made so many friends, some of whom date back to the early 1960s.
Stuart never regretted choosing Canada as his home and was always very proud of his family.
He was a loving father, grandpa and papa to his children and grandchildren. He told us that, "all things considered it has been a very fulsome and enjoyable life".
The Hartley family would like to express their deepest gratitude for the compassionate care Stuart received from Dr. Singal, Dr.
Bhardwaj, Dr. Rahim and Dr. Yuen and the staffs of the Southlake Cancer Centre and the Margaret Bahen Hospice in Newmarket.
The funeral service will be held at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home (8911 Woodbine Avenue, Markham) on Friday, November 30th at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Margaret Bahen Hospice would be appreciated.
Online condolences may be made at http://www.chapelridgefh.com.
HUNTE R COFFEY HAUSWIRTH
On the morning of November 22, 2018 we lost our beautiful son and brother, Hunter Coffey Hauswirth at 24 years of age. He was surrounded by love and died in peace. Hunter had a big heart and was full of joy and laughter.
He was endlessly curious and worked tirelessly on his water power technology.
Hunter was born on December 8, 1993 and leaves behind his mother, Erin Coffey; father, Jeffrey Hauswirth; sister, Lauren; as well as extended family and friends. In December of 2017, Hunter graduated from McGill University with a degree in electrical engineering and was working at Celestica International Inc. He was so smart, so talented, so loved and so young and we will miss him so deeply each and every day.
Celebration of Life at the Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre - 375 Mount Pleasant Road, east gate entrance, on Friday, November 30th from 1-3 p.m. For online condolences, please visit http://www.etouch.ca
DONALD JEUNE MATTHEWS
February 11, 1926 November 25, 2018 "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
Winston Churchill Don Matthews was the eighth of ten children born in Brantford to immigrants from Guernsey, Channel Islands. His father worked at the Brantford Expositor as a stereotyper. At 17, Don enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force, and was trained as a tail gunner.
After the war, he graduated in Engineering at Queen's University, and married Joyce Drake, also of Brantford. They moved to London, Ontario, and had six children: Dona, Shelley, Deborah, Virginia, Jack, and Carole. He later married Phyllis Gorman, with whom he had three children: Joseph, Cayleah, and Gabrielle.
In 1953 he borrowed $5,000 to buy his first backhoe, and established Matthews Construction, which grew to Matthews Group, an international construction company. In 1972, he was elected President of the national Progressive Conservative party. Later, he was elected to the board of the Bank of Canada.
His proudest achievement was being part of the creation of the Thames Valley Parkway, the 40km path that runs throughout London and is enjoyed by countless runners, walkers, strollers and cyclists.
With the onset of Alzheimer's disease, he began to slow down, and moved to Sunnybrook Hospital K Wing, where he was tended with dignity by the compassionate staff and his devoted caregiver, Thelma Abriam.
Don was predeceased by five sisters, Una, Florence, Mabel, Winnifred, and Josephine; and two brothers, Victor and Frank.
He leaves behind two sisters, Shirley Pettigrew and Barbara Rutherford; nine children; twentyone grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; and sixteen nieces and nephews.
There will be a private funeral at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Sunnybrook Veterans Hospital at https:// donate.sunnybrook.ca/tribute.
December 20, 1931 November 24, 2018 Passed away peacefully, at age 86 years. Devoted wife of the late William H. Rudolph. Loving mother of Linda (Rick) Tomulka, Bill (Lynda), Tim (Shari), Monica (Kirk) Patriquin. Proud Nana of Laura (Adam), Mitchell (Megan), Tara (Ian), Elyssa (Justin), Haley, Madelyn, Evan, Andrew, Brittany, Courtney and Kirk. Cherished Great Nanny of Jackson, Hannah and Richard.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. (East of the Jane subway) on Friday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 11 a.m. Interment St. Philip's Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca.
ALBERT SILVER (Big Al)
95 years old, after a wonderful life, died Monday, November 26, 2018 at Sunnybrook Hospital, surrounded by his family and friends. Abraham Hyman Silver, beloved husband for 61 years of Florence Conson (deceased) and for the past six years, loving boyfriend of Minda Feldman.
Devoted father of Lee, Mark (deceased) and Catherine, Daniel, and Steven. Dear brother of Ruth and Harry Hotz. Grandfather of Michael, Joshua and Cassie, Samuel and Erica, Rachel and Michael, Elie and Kelly, David and Jordana. Great-grandfather of Zoe, Jonah, Shayna, and Mattan.
Loving son of Joshua and Anjou (both deceased).
At Temple Sinai, 210 Wilson Ave., Toronto, for service Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.
Interment Temple Sinai Section of Dawes Road Cemetery. Shiva at Al's home, 3900 Yonge Street, Suite 902. Memorial donations may be made to Save a Child's Heart, 1491 Yonge Street, Suite 403, Toronto, ON M4T 1Z4, 416-324-9113.
It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Matthew W. Stoddart at the age of 94, Saturday, November 24, 2018. Predeceased by his loving wife Patricia, 2002. Will be missed by his dear friend Ruth Chasse.
Dearly loved father to Sue and Wayne Carmichael, Steve Stoddart and Heather Stoddart; devoted grandfather to Nicole and Kyle Gardener, Lauren Carmichael, Matthew and Kim Stoddart, Angela and Gabrielle Stoddart; proud great-grandfather to Kayleigh Stoddart; and brother to Jarvis Stoddart and the late William Stoddart. Matthew will always be remembered for his quiet sense of humour, his curiosity for knowledge and his appreciation for family and friends. He will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at Morse & Son Funeral Home, 5917 Main St., Niagara Falls, on Friday, November 30th, to celebrate Matthew's life. Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m. followed by a service at 11:30 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation may do so to a charity of their choice. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at http://www.morseandson.com.