Tuesday, January 9, 2018
DR . COLIN CECIL ARCHIBALD
57, Ocoee, Florida, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on December 27, 2017. Born November 16, 1960, at home, in Brookfield, Nova Scotia, Canada. A son of Gwendolyn Joyce (Dartt) Archibald and the late Stuart Graham Archibald. Colin will be deeply missed by husband, Gary Henderson, Ocoee, FL.; mother, Gwendolyn Archibald, Brookfield, N.S.; siblings, Gail (Ron) McLellan, Bathurst, N.B.; Margie (Sid) Johnson, Brookfield, N.S.; Alex Archibald, Shortts Lake, N.S.; Stuart Archibald, Terrace, B.C.; Karen (Harris) White, Ottawa, ON.; aunts, Thelma (Archibald) Currie, Dartmouth, N.S.; Elva (Dartt) Jeffers, Kingston, ON; as well as many nieces, nephews; cousins and their families; brother-in-law, Terry (Wendy) Henderson as well as their family.
"This wonderful human being brought so much love to so many. He was a teacher to all of us, in every sense of the word. He will be so deeply and sorely missed by all who had the pleasure and honor to know him." Quote from Dr. Lisa Macon, Valencia College.
Colin graduated Acadia University, B.Sc. Computer Sciences, 1982; University of British Columbia M.Sc. Computer Sciences, 1984; University of Ottawa, Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, 1995. For 10 years he was a Research Officer for the National Research Council of Canada. His work there included a project with Spar Aerospace for NASA developing software for the Canadarm. Colin published two scientific books and more than 30 papers in the areas of artificial intelligence, robotics, and computational vision. He travelled early in his career to present them at conferences around the world. Colin moved to the USA in 1995, worked in IT in Boston. In 1998, Colin and Gary moved to Orlando Florida and Colin served as a faculty member at Valencia College for 20 years and an adjunct professor at University of Central Florida since 2011.
He consulted with The National Science Foundation in Washington. Since 2005 he has served as the statewide discipline coordinator in Computer Science for Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System (SCNS), and consulted in this area at colleges in other states. In 2000-2003 he was the Principal Investigator for an NSF ATE grant (National Science Foundation - Advanced Technology Education) "Partnerships to Enhance Student Success in IT." A number of his computer programming hands-on lectures are available online and reviewed by students all over the world. He had a passion for teaching, getting to know his students and mentoring them.
He was awarded the NISOD award for teaching excellence in 2003, and 2011; the Collegis/Sungard Endowed Chair for Teaching in Computer Science for five years: 2007-2011.
Colin and Gary were legally married March 26, 2005 in Halifax, N.S. During the summers, Colin enjoyed connecting with family and friends in Nova Scotia. Some of his other interests included trivia, pickle ball, tennis, bowling, getting together with friends and family. Colin loved animals; he and Gary fostered greyhounds and held volunteer positions in the Greyhound Pets of America, Greater Orlando Chapter, for 6 years in the early 2000's. Their dog family has included: Gator, Gayla, Doc, Dutchess, Rusty, and Peewee. They were currently raising Peanut, the rescue dog and Peeper the duck. He was proud of becoming a US citizen in 2016. Many thanks to the caring nurses and doctors at Cornerstone Hospice in Orlando.
And grateful thanks to Colin's thoughtful friends and family who pitched in without being asked for keeping him company, driving, preparing food, etc.
Sincere thank you to Colchester Community Funeral Home for handling arrangements in Nova Scotia.
The memorial service will be held Sunday, January 14 at 2 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev. Michael Henderson officiating with a reception and visitation immediately following the service. A memorial service will be held in Florida on January 26, under the direction of Winter Oaks Funeral Home, Florida. Spring interment in Brookfield Westside Cemetery, Brookfield. Memorial donations may be made to Dr. Colin Archibald Scholarship Fund through Valencia College or the Canadian Cancer Society. Live Webcasting of the service will begin at 1:55 p.m. (Atlantic Time) and is available with online messages of condolence at http://www.ColchesterCommunity.com
GEORGE WM. (CHUB) BROWN
June 27, 1936 - January 8, 2010 In loving memory of my dear husband Chub, who passed away January 8, 2010. Fondly loved and deeply mourned.
Heart of my heart, I miss you so. Often my darling, my tears will flow, dimming your picture wherever I go. Too sad but true, I will abide, until someday we will be side by side.
Sadly missed, your loving wife, Patricia Tempest Brown
HOWARD EDWARD STONE HOUSE
At age 90, Howard Edward Stonehouse quietly passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Baycrest, in Toronto. Loving husband of Margaret Stonehouse for 67 years, Howard devoted his long and abundant life to his adoring wife, family and selfless community service.
A proud grandfather to Cameron, Andrew, Adam and Beth; and inspirational father to Jim and Mary (after whom his beloved yacht "Jimary" was named - OK; it was just a 20' runabout and for Howard it was the QEII, but much faster). Howard's life was also enriched by the love and affection extended by Janet Stonehouse (mother of Cameron and Andrew); and Mary's eversupportive husband and father of Adam and Beth, David Fournier.
A long-serving member of the Weston Lions Club, Howard was a steadfast and generous volunteer. He lived his values with the courage of his convictions.
Exemplifying dignity and integrity, he believed in decency, fairness and fair play, and one's obligation to serve others.
Inseparable from and reliant upon his loving wife, Margaret, Howard took enormous pride in the upkeep of his home in Weston, and his latest immaculately maintained Buick. Howard loved the sun, and lived for hot, sunny days whether here in Ontario, or in his travels with Margaret in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Florida, Nova Scotia or Hawaii.
Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road (north of Lawrence Ave. W.)
Weston, on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 12 noon until time of the service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, if you choose to do so, in memoriam contributions may be made to the Weston Lions Club c/o Sandy Ross at email@example.com or by calling him at 416-825-3124.
Please visit Howard's Book of Memories at http://www.wardfuneralhome.com
CHERYL ANN PEDERSEN SUTTON
June 9, 1956 January 6, 2018
On January 6th, the world lost a truly radiant woman. Cheryl Sutton (nee Pedersen) was a bright shining light in the lives of many, always positive and grateful. "How lucky are we?" was exclaimed with every new experience. Cheryl Sutton built a reputation as a longstanding pharmacist, champion athlete excelling in tennis and golf, avid traveller with favourites being Lake of Bays and Fiji, and true friend to all.
She was born in Four Falls, New Brunswick and grew up on a beautiful and prosperous potato farm. She was daughter of Nickolaj and Marion Pedersen.
She studied at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS earning a degree in Pharmacy. This led to a forty year career of which she was always proud. She continued her dedicated work up to her final days at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, ON.
Cheryl always demonstrated deep love, loyalty, and support to her family. She was present for every important milestone, overflowing with warmth and encouragement.
Cheryl is sorely missed by her husband, David; her two daughters, Krista and Kimberly; her grandchildren, Frederick and Matilda; and her sisters, Mary, Joyce, Joan, Dorothy, and Nikki.
Her dear friends and extended family are too numerous to list.
It all comes down to kindness.
Cheryl approached others with an open heart, seeing the best in everyone. She would always engage with strangers, truly interested in their stories.
Throughout her time, she built lasting relationships with innumerable people of all walks of life around the globe. She was known for her sun-hat wearing, animal-loving, vegetablescrubbing, nature-seeking, fair weather-skiing, fastest potatopeeling, out of rhythm-dancing, spritzer-drinking, fun-loving joie de vivre. She will continue to live on in the hearts and minds of all of those who were fortunate enough to have Cheryl in their lives.
At Cheryl's request, no funeral service will be held. Rather, friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of life reception at King's Riding Golf Club at 14700 Bathurst St. in King City, ON between 5 and 8 p.m., tribute at 7 p.m. Details may be found at http://www.ThompsonFH-Aurora.com.
In lieu of flowers, please take the time to hug your loved ones.
Time is precious.
Donations may be made at http://www.southlakefoundation. ca/give Priscilla Ruth Webb "Percy" (nee Lindsay) March 15, 1930 January 5, 2018 Percy died peacefully in her sleep at St. Peters Hospital in Hamilton after a short battle with leukemia.
The beloved only child of "Slim" and Ruth Lindsay, Percy was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. Graduated first in her class from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. Percy moved to Canada in 1949. A natural athlete, she was an especially graceful skier. On the slopes at Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, she met Peter Armine Webb, a Winnipeg native and member of the Black Watch.
They were married - a dashing pair - in 1955. While Peter pursued a career in advertising, Percy devoted herself to raising their three sons, Duncan (now married to Stephana Bottom), Bruce (now married to Kira) and James (now married to Hilary). More recently, she loved nothing more than spending time with her six grandchildren, Theodore, Kathryn, Madeline, Angus, Flora-Grace and Fergus.
Percy also had an active professional life. Her exceptional eye, her passionate curiosity and her gift for telling the stories that make culture come alive inspired a long and fulfilling relationship with the Art Gallery of Ontario, starting with her work on the Junior Women's Committee and ultimately leading to her role as Director of the Education Department and leader of art tours to Japan, Italy, and the Canadian Arctic.
With great personal style and a marvelous twinkle, she had a second career as a master landscaper, bringing her magic touch to gardens all over the GTA and Niagara region. In later years, she was an enthusiastic docent for the Shaw Festival and an active member of St. Mark's Anglican Church in Niagaraon-the-Lake.
Warm, charming, thoughtful and always game for adventure, Percy also developed many strong relationships with wonderful friends in Toronto, Niagara and many other places, to whom the family is grateful for their love and support of our wonderful mother. As one friend writes, "Percy was always the one you wanted to sit next to at a party - and the one you wanted to talk to when you were down."
We also wish to extend our thanks to the palliative care staff at St. Peter's Hospital for their care of Percy, ensuring her passing was peaceful and dignified.
A funeral service will take place at St. Marks Anglican Church, Niagara-on- the-Lake, at 11:00 a.m. on January 20, 2018. The family asks that any consideration of support be directed to T.E.A.D. (The Equestrian Association for the Disabled). https://www.canadahelps. org/en/charities/t-e-a-dequestrian-association-forthe-disabled/
Passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 4, 2018 in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Dubravka. Loving father of Michele Zigrovic-Lasic (George) and Richard (Nancy).
Proud grandfather of Maks, Zachary and Amelia.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy.10, N. of QEW) on Wednesday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Croatian Church, 2110 Trafalgar Road, Oakville on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 10 a.m. If friends so desire memorial donation may be made to the Good Shepherd Ministries.
Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca.