Friday, August 3, 2018
JOAN BOSWELL (Nee Young)
After a life truly well lived and filled with many adventures, accomplishments, and contributions to her community, Joan left this world peacefully in the early morning hours of July 28, 2018, a few weeks shy of her 80th birthday. The world lost an elegant, independent, intelligent, compassionate, respectful and beautiful woman.
Joan spent her childhood moving throughout Canada with the various military postings of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Edgar Young. As a result, she grew up to be an incredibly independent person who had an amazing ability to adapt to new scenarios.
Her fierce independence was one of her great strengths, but it did not prevent her from falling in love with her UNB sweetheart, Ted Boswell, and build a life with Ted over their forty-three happy years of marriage. Ted and Joan had an incredible ride as they pursued careers, raised their 4 boys, travelled the world, and were involved in many aspects of Ottawa life. Sadly, Ted passed away too young in 2004 and since then Joan focused her attention on family and on her many incredible and loving friends in Ottawa, Toronto, Fort Myers, Lake of Bays and around the world. Joan leaves behind her younger brother, John Young; her four sons, Chris (Kelly), Marc (Carol), David (Michelle), and Matthew (Amanda); and her seven grandchildren, Nick, Katie, Francis, Trevor, Christy, Brendan and Tyler.
Joan had many and varied academic and professional accomplishments. Having earned a B.A. (Hons.) and then a Teaching Certificate, she worked in a oneroom schoolhouse on the Six Nations Oneida Territory. Later, she obtained an M.A. in Canadian Studies and then a Ph.D. in Canadian history. She earned these degrees while also raising 4 mischievous boys - quite an accomplishment. In the 80s she worked at the former Ministry of Indian Affairs in the federal government. Later, Joan obtained a B.F.A. and pursued a career as a painter. Perhaps her most well known accomplishment in this aspect of her life was having one of her paintings appear in an episode of "Seinfeld" in the 90s. She continued to paint until shortly before her death.
Joan was also a talented author and in the early 90s she and a group of great friends formed a murder-mystery writing group called the "Ladies Killing Circle".
This group edited and published several short story anthologies.
Joan also wrote and published four novels of her own. Among other awards, in 2000 she won the Toronto Sunday Star short story writing contest for her story about a pig, a sauna and a murder.
Joan was a true dog-lover and was never without at least one fourlegged friend. Not long ago she could be seen out walking her 3 flat-coated retrievers, all together! Joan found time to give back to her community throughout her life by volunteering and giving to many organizations, trying to make the world a better place.
As an example, we will always remember the many nights when she went off to answer the phones at the Ottawa Distress Centre during the overnight shift.
Many thanks to the incredible staff at the Ottawa Hospital (8 West) and the compassionate and caring palliative team at the Elisabeth Bruyere for taking care of our mother.
In lieu of flowers, please go and do something to make the world a better place - she would be so happy to know you were doing that in her honour.
A celebration of Joan's life will take place in Ottawa in the Fall.
Tributes and condolences may be made at http://www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com
CAROL DONNA CEBALLOS (nee Warrington)
Carol, dearly loved mother of Arnold Jr., Arthur, Aaron, and Adrian; grandsons, Will and Andrew; granddaughter, Natalie; sister, Michelle Bjornson; and parents, William and Elizabeth Warrington. She was born October 26, 1937 in Cornwall, ON. Carol lived most her life in Toronto except for eight years in Mexico with husband, Arnold Ceballos (separated).
After completing Toronto Teachers College, she taught elementary school for one year after which she enrolled at University of Toronto Victoria College, graduating 1961 (B.A. Eng. Major). She worked as a book and journal editor for Canadian Education Assoc., McGraw-Hill, and Macmillan in London, UK where she lived for one year.
Carol greatly believed in the power of nature, the arts, and literature as a means to elevate one's life, and enjoyed classical music, visits to the Art Gallery of Ontario, and woodland hikes. She was also sustained by her spiritual beliefs, particularly teachings of the Rosicrucian Order (AMORC) of which she was a lifetime member.
Carol passed away July 10, 2018 at Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie. She will rest at Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Toronto. A Memorial will be held 3:00 p.m. August 19, at Toronto Rosicrucian Lodge.
REGINALD PETER DICOLA
Reginald Peter DiCola died peacefully in his sleep after a long battle with multiple myeloma on August 1, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Rollande (nee Boulerice); his daughters, Marina and her husband, Mark Nawrocki and Gilda and her husband, Brent Mills; as well as grandchildren, Fiona Mills and Peter Mills.
Reg was a longtime manager with Scotiabank in Pembroke, Milton, Guelph and Toronto. He loved music of all types and was an accomplished singer, choral director and trumpet player. The family expresses its sincere thanks for the care Reg received from Dr. Christine Chen and her team at Princess Margaret Hospital and the excellent care he received in home from the doctors, nurses and personal support workers who cared for him in recent months.
In lieu of flowers, please support the charity of your choice or Princess Margaret Hospital or the Etobicoke Community Concert Band.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Peel Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy.
10, N. of QEW) on Monday from 6-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 12-1 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 1 p.m. Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca.
DIANE EMILIA LUBINSKI
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Diane E. Lubinski, a daughter, wife, sister, and aunt on July 11, 2018. Diane was predeceased by her father Daniel Lubinski, mother Kathleen Lubinski and husband Roman Huzar.
Survived by brother Ron Lubinski and wife Gillian of Meaford. Brother Gerry Lubinski and wife Brenda of Innisfil. Much loved aunt to Owen Lubinski (Cora) of Meaford, Cara Rodgers (Jason) and daughter Mackenzie of Innisfil, Cynthia Grundmann (Bryan) and their two sons Phoenix and Easton of Toronto, David Lubinski of Meaford and Christopher Lubinski of Innisfil.
Diane worked as a licensed realtor at Coldwell Banker, The Real State Centre, Brokerage in the Barrie and Innisfil area for more than 33 years. Avid in the Ukrainian Community, Diane was president of a committee to found a Ukrainian Church in Barrie, Chairperson in annual Ukrainian Festival and was even selected by the Canadian Government to go to Ukraine as an official observer in their government election process during the orange revolution. Diane was also a committed volunteer with the Barrie Animal Shelter.
Cremation has taken place.
There will be a visitation held at the Innisfil Funeral Home (7910 Yonge St. Stroud), on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Memorial Service will take place on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, (19 Parkside Drive, Barrie). Interment at Sanctuary Park Cemetery, (1570 Royal York, Etobicoke), following the Service. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family by visiting http://www.innisfilfuneralhome.ca.
HELEN JOYCE NIMECK (nee Southam)
Passed away suddenly on Monday, July 30, 2018 at the age of 86. Helen "Joyce" Nimeck, born in Pierson Manitoba, was the third child of Gordon and May Southam.
Joyce often referred to her prairie upbringing as the reason for her core values of honesty, generosity and warmth. Her motto being, "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift. That is why it is called 'The Present'." Always positive, happy and grateful, Joyce will surely be missed but never forgotten.
Beloved wife of the late Edward (Ed) Nimeck. Loving mother of Scott (Robin), Reg (Isabella) and Gordon (Vera). Cherished grandmother of Jacob, Kristopher, Isabella, Antonia and Jacqueline.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Peel Chapel 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy 10 N. of QEW) on Monday from 5-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 11 a.m. Interment Springcreek Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca.
BOHDAN BASIL ZAROWSKY BA, LLB, Q.C. April 16, 1925 July 27, 2018
Our dedicated father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle died peacefully at home in Toronto. A knowledgeable lawyer (University of Toronto Class of '58) who practiced law until age 91, he was an active member of the Ukrainian diaspora community and a keen skier, gardener, and lover of nature and the arts. Predeceased by his wife, Anizia, in 2005 and by three brothers and two sisters; he is survived by two sisters, five children, 11 grandchildren, a greatgrandson, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Our family is very grateful for the support of relatives and friends during his final months, and for excellent care from St. Joseph's Health Centre and Toronto General/Princess Margaret Hospitals, and the Dorothy Ley Hospice. In lieu of flowers, we encourage donations to the Holodomor Memorial Project (tufoundation.ca/holodomor) or to a registered charity of your choice.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. (East of the Jane subway) on Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. with panachyda at 8 p.m., and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. with panachyda at 8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 4 Bellwoods Ave., Toronto, on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 10 a.m. Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca.