Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Madeleine passed away Friday, August 2, 2019 at the age of 60 peacefully at home, where she succumbed to ovarian cancer after 6 years of surgery, radiation and multiple rounds of chemotherapy.
She remained cheerful and smiled right to the end. Madeleine is survived by her loving husband, Neal; daughter, Danielle Badner; son, Derek Taschereau Badner; sisters, Denise Taschereau, Claire McKay, Lucille Sprung.
Predeceased by parents Louise and Maurice Taschereau.
Madeleine attended Waterloo University and graduated with a Bachelors in Math and Computing in 1981. Madeleine worked for the Bank of Montreal and London Life as a programmer when desktop computers were the new thing.
Madeleine became a stay at home mom and wife, and then transitioned to become an Aquatic Instructor at London Aquatic Center. This led to Aqua Fit and the Arthritis Pool Therapy at St. Josephs Hospital in London, Ontario and then finally to the Parkinson Recreation Center in Kelowna, BC.
Madeleine loved skiing and continued right through last winter at Silver Star, like her early years as a ski racer with the Murdochville, Quebec Ski Team. She also enjoyed walking and biking through the hills of Kelowna, rain or shine.
There will be a family celebration held in the future. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, http://www.donatecar.ca.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting http://www.springfieldfuneralhome.com.
VERONICA IRENE GALLOWAY (Armstrong)
The Clan lost another member on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.
Irene had a long journey through life from birth to James and Helen Armstrong in Skendleby, Lincolnshire, England on July 2, 1921, to servicing airplane engines in WWII in Gloucestershire, to meeting Flying Officer Derek Allen Davy (RAF) (1944-1988) marrying in 1946 and emigrating to Canada. Life changed on June 10, 1950 with the birth of a daughter, Terry Suzanne Davy, at Grace Hospital in Toronto. In 1986, she married her second husband, Robert Galloway (1918-2009) who is survived by his two sons, Peter (Karen) and Robert (Donna Lynn) and predeceased by a son, Ian.
Sadly, Alzheimer's crept into Irene's life and caused a move to Heritage River Retirement Home in Elora followed by Simcoe Manor Long-Term Care Home in Beeton where the staff couldn't have provided better care. She ended her journey there in a peaceful, caring setting at age 98.
Cremation has taken place and interment will be on August 15, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Belsyde Cemetery, Fergus. A guest book is available at http://www.grahamgiddyfh.com. A tribute donation may be made at http://www.etobicokehumanesociety.com who rescued her beloved cats, Maggie and Ginger.
MARY MCCALL (née Roddick)
Our beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, born August 5, 1922, died August 2, 2019. Predeceased by dearly loved husband Ian in 1991, parents William and Minnie Roddick, and brother Vernon in 2010. Survived by children Leigh, Catherine, Douglas (Monique), and granddaughter, Iris.
Mary was born in Jubilee, BC, and raised in New Westminster. In her youth she was both academically and athletically accomplished.
Mary graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Business Administration in 1944, and joined the Canadian Women's Army Corp. She rose to the rank of Sergeant, and was stationed in England during WWII, where she made many lifelong friends.
After the war, Mary joined Dupont of Canada, where she met Ian.
They married in Montreal, and raised their children there, in Toronto, and in Kingston, and settled in Islington, ON. Mary graduated from Queen's University in Kingston, with a Bachelor of Education, and became a teacher when living in Islington.
Summers were spent at the cottage in Southampton, ON.
After Ian passed, Mary remained in her sunny condo, active in bridge, curling, reading, theater, and travel. She was able to spend time at the cottage up to the age of 95, following the sun from patio to patio.
These past two years, Mary was happy and content in her Annex apartment above Monique and Doug, with cat and bird visitors, crosswords, reading, and knitting.
Mary was strong, independent, sophisticated, loyal, humorous, a stickler for proper grammar, supportive, and stoic.
"If there's another world, she is in bliss, if there is none, she made the most of this." (Robert Burns) Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane Subway, on Thursday, August 8th from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Reflections at 6pm. For those who wish donations may be made to Covenant House or the Salvation Army.
Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca
DR. ISRAEL SZABSAJ PASTERNAK "Jack"
Died August 3, 2019 at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario.
Having lived life to the fullest. Jack was born in Poland in 1934, the son of Paltiel and Visha Pasternak (both deceased). Jack grew up in Barbados and left to attend McGill University. While working on his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering he met Rowena "Ricky" Wiseman, a graduate student in Psychology. They were married in 1958 in Montreal and moved to Sarnia. Jack enjoyed a distinguished career as a research scientist with Imperial Oil and later with Exxon Corporate Research in New Jersey, where he was Laboratory Director and Division Manager. He authored and coauthored numerous scientific papers and patents. After his retirement from Imperial Oil he served as co-director for ten years of Environmental Science and Technology Alliance Canada (ESTAC), promoting working relationships between universities and industries across Canada.
Jack believed it important to support his community and in Sarnia served on many committees including the Victoria Order of Nurses Foundation Board and The Family Counseling Centre.
He served as President of the Sarnia Rotary Club and the Sarnia Rotary Foundation Board, President of the Sarnia YMCA Board and the Chair of the Bluewater Hospital Foundation Board. He also chaired the Board of the Sarnia Research Park. For many years he was President of Ahavas Isaac Synagogue.
Jack was most proud of his two sons, Dr. Stephen Pasternak (Dr. Andrea Hirscheimer) and Dr. Andrew Pasternak (Maxine Katz) and talked of their accomplishments unabashedly.
He adored his grandchildren, Emily, Melissa, Alana and David.
He was always supportive of his wife Ricky in her profession of psychology, a devoted husband in a romance that lasted more than 60 years. Jack and Ricky moved to London Ontario in 2013 where they retired together, continuing worldwide travel, maintaining old and building new friendships and enjoying music and theatre.
Jack leaves also his sister Clara and her husband Dr. Norman Halpern and their children Wendy Peters (Gordy) and Dr. Karen Halpern (Dr. Ran Midroni) and their families in Toronto, and sister in-law Lillian Kosberg (Martin Kosberg deceased) and their children Barbara and Alan (Donna Sullivan) and several cousins.
Funeral service will be held at Or Shalom Synagogue on Tuesday August 6th at 1:30 p.m. Burial will follow at Or Shalom Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St., London, Ontario (519-433-6181).
Online condolences can be expressed at http://www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted by the staff of the Logan Funeral Home, as a living memorial to Dr. Pasternak.
HILARY JOAN TITTERINGTON WARREN
Joan was born to Jack Titterington and Eileen Doherty in Belfast, Northern Ireland on the January 16, 1929. Her early life was always a bit of a mystery to us but from it emerged a bold and thoughtful young woman. After graduating from St. Leonard's in Saint Andrews in Scotland, where she also enjoyed a few rounds of golf on those sandy dunes, she made her way post-war to Oxford, England and, in due course, departed as an Oxford "blue" and a math scholar. The New World beckoned and she responded to that call to Canada in the early '50s. Interest from IBM was soon replaced by attention from a young Jake who knew a good thing when he saw it. An extraordinary love story quickly swept these two up and led to more than fifty years of adventure, joy, laughter, loss and devotion to and respect for one another. Their story took them to Ottawa, London, Washington, Paris, Geneva and Montreal, where Joan thrived in her partnership with Jake in the service of Canada. Soon, they were joined in their work and travels by Hilary, Martin (Lorraine), Jennifer (Charlie) and Ian (Andrea), who only added to the fun and the chaos.
Throughout, Mum in her quiet and yet determined way, steadied the ship while Jake barrelled ahead. As busy as their life was, their family and friends will also recall parties reaching far too late into the night at 112 Lisgar Road, Larrimac, White Pine and various embassies around the world.
The music of Edith Piaf, Oscar Peterson, Anne-Sophie Mutter and Jean Ferrat is inextricably linked to our memories of the two of them. After Jake's retirement, Mum enjoyed spending time in her rambunctious and fragrant gardens, improving her crosscountry technique, delighting her family with sumptuous home cooking and celebrating the triumphs and tribulations of her children and her grandchildren (An- drew, Fiona, Colin, Alec, Beverly, Thomas, Madeline, Emily, Jack and Robert). The tragic losses of Fiona and Hilary marked dark periods of Joan's life but she soldiered on as she always did with her indomitable spirit. After losing the love of her life in 2008, Joan's last ten years or so were a period of reconciliation and individual growth as she sought and achieved a new autonomy in the care and shelter of the Rockcliffe Retirement Residence and, in the final days, The Edinburgh. Tea and dinner parties paved the way to new friendships, while old friends and family remained loyal guests at her table. Grace and gratitude were always Joan's calling cards and she left us on Friday, August 2, 2019 in her own dignified way but we are quite certain that her last words and thoughts to all her family and friends would have been "I love you and thank you".
Friends are invited to the Church of St. Bartholomew, 125 MacKay Street, Ottawa on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 11a.m.
Condolences/Tributes/Donations Hulse, Playfair & McGarry http://www.hpmcgarry.ca 613-233-1143
LORAYNE STRAC HAN WINN (nee Horwood)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lorayne on August 1, 2019 at the MUHC Palliative Care Centre. Dearly missed by Chris, her husband of 52 years. Loving mother of three children, Tim (Ann-Marie), David (Wendy) and Sarah (Mark), proud grandmother ("Raynie") of Logan, Lucas, Abigail, Ian, Laura, Bryce, and Juliette, loving sister of brother Brad (Jilly) and sister Diana (Peter), and predeceased by sister Roslyn (Frank).
Lorayne was a graduate of McGill University (B.A. Arts), 1965, and Concordia University (Library Studies), 1983. After raising her three young children, Lorayne combined her passion for reading and her love of children to become a librarian in the Selwyn House School library for 15 years, and stayed on as a volunteer long after her retirement. Lorayne will be remembered for her love of playing the piano, tending to her flowers and working in the garden, being in the outdoors, and playing the Hallelujah Chorus at the crack of dawn on Christmas morning.
We send heartfelt thanks to Dr. Tamara Singer and to the hard-working staff at the MUHC, especially to the very compassionate team at the MUHC Palliative Care Centre. A funeral service will be held at Mountainside United Church (St.
Andrew's-Dominion-Douglas Church) - 687 Roslyn Ave., Westmount, on Wednesday, August 7 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider making a donation in her memory to the Cedars Cancer Foundation, the Montreal SPCA, or to your local library.