Thursday, September 13, 2018
FRANCIS DESMOND D'ARCY "Frank"
Age 80, died peacefully in hospital on September 9, 2018 surrounded by his family after a brief illness. Frank was born in Dublin, Ireland on April 17, 1938, son of Francis and Eithne D'Arcy. Survived by his sister, Daphne and brother, Julian. He will be profoundly missed by his wife of 53 years, Rosagene; their daughters, Aveen and Martha; and by his four grandchildren Jackson, Coco, Carter William and Juliette. He was predeceased by his son, Julian.
Frank's one-of-a-kind combination of compassion, intelligence and humour had an indelible impact on those who were lucky enough to know him. Frank graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1964 with a medical degree and came to Canada with Rosagene in 1968. He worked as an ER doctor at Toronto General and York Finch and served the Jane and Finch area in private practice for almost 50 years. Frank loved the diversity of the Jane and Finch community and became a true Canadian in his deep appreciation for the many cultures he learned about through his patients.
Friends are invited to a service at The Holy Family Church, 1372 King Street West on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Crosslinks Seniors Housing and Support Services Shoreham Program, would be appreciated by the family.
Donations may be made online at http://www.loftcs.org.
64, died on Monday, September 3 in Oakville, Ontario, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
He was born on July 24, 1954 to the late André Godard and Jeanne Lazure. He is survived by his wife, Catherine GalivanGodard; children, Justin Godard (Vivienne AuYeung) and Nina Godard (Brian Ireland); step-children, Rheal Belanger (Lori Belanger) and Angelique Belanger; and his grandchildren, Alyssa, Austin, Alexander, Cole, Nicholas and Adelaide.
A celebration of his life will be held at RattleSnake Point Golf Course on Sunday, September 23 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Donations may be made to the Oakville Hospital Foundation in the name of Pierre Godard.
LAWRENCE LO PRESTI
Peacefully in Toronto on Thursday, September 6, 2018 in his 75th year. Loving and devoted son of Tony and Frances; husband to Kathy; father to Janine (John); brother to Nick (Gloria); brotherin-law to Marilyn (Peter); uncle to Anthony (Kate), Frances (Colin), Margery (Mike), Debbie (Jim) and Corinne; great-uncle to Nicole (Aaron), Michelle (Andrew), Kristin and Bryan, Cameron, Kieran and Kai, Mackenzie and Ryan, and Evelyn and Nicholas. He will be sadly missed by many cousins and friends.
Larry is most commonly described as honest and trustworthy, loyal to a fault, and the life of the party! Friends and family call him "Larry the Legend." During his last few days, Larry fought the good fight in Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre - and, in the end, he drifted away peacefully after saying he had "75 years of fun."
It is heartbreaking to lose him, but comforting that he did not suffer for long. His family wishes to thank Toronto Paramedics Rob and Chris, Dr. Steven Shadowitz, Dr. Alexei Savtchenko and all other doctors, nurses and staff at Sunnybrook for their remarkable care and kindness.
Larry was a true gentleman, a protector and provider, and extremely kind and generous. His happiness stemmed from working hard every day to give those he loved the best he could, without ever looking for recognition.
When his father passed away at a young age, Larry became the man of the household and devoted his life to looking after his mother for the next 42 years. He had a strong sense of community and faith, anchored by his deep roots in St. Anselm's Parish and Leaside, where he lived for most of his life. Larry had a successful career in the produce and horse racing business, and later as a restaurateur. While he called himself an amateur chef, he was in fact a culinary master. He never thought of himself as creative or artistic, but his cuisines were works of art. However, his talents did not stop in the kitchen. He was the ultimate prankster, with a contagious laugh enjoyed by his friends and family. As well, Larry was a Jack of all trades with extraordinary wisdom; his advice and counsel will be missed, but his legacy will carry on.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, September 14th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anselm Catholic Church, 1 MacNaughton Road at Millwood Road. Interment to follow in Mount Hope Cemetery followed by a reception in the Rosedale Room of the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations in Larry's memory may be made to the General Internal Medicine Division at Sunnybrook Hospital, c/o Dr. Steven Shadowitz,2075 Bayview Avenue, C-Wing, 4th floor, Room C4 10, Toronto M4N 3M5. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www.
Rest in peace, Larry the Legend.
You made the world a better place. Know that we love you and we will hold you in our heart always - and after our weekly family dinners, we will continue our dance party tradition to your favourite song, Blueberry Hill.
Though we're apart, you're part of us still, for you were our thrill of a lifetime.
JANE J. McLEOD
87 years old Died peacefully on September 10, 2018 at Wellesley Central Place. She is survived by her devoted husband of 68 years, Ian ("Jock") McLeod; her daughters, Kim and Laurie; and her grandchildren, Caitlin Axelrod-McLeod, Nicholas Axelrod-McLeod and Javier McLeod.
A celebration of Janie's life w i l l follow at a later date. Her entire family extends their deepest gratitude to her longterm caregivers Lalaine De Vera, Grace Francisco, Villaflor Cruz and all her other private caregivers and the staff at Wellesley Central Place.
PATRICIA FRANCES MINES (nee Lennon)
March 4, 1942 September 10, 2018 Patricia, avid skier and golfer, fitness and travel enthusiast, passed away peacefully at Dorothy Ley Hospice after a 10 month battle with cancer that she endured with strength, humour, and above all, grace. Patricia and her loving husband Leonard recently celebrated 55 years of marriage. Len, along with Valerie (Dan Mansell) and Maureen (Mark Holman), Patricia's beloved daughters, and her cherished grandchildren, Cole and Cameron Bettam and Maeve Holman, will forever honour the memory of Patricia's unique blend of patience, industriousness and playfulness.
Patricia is survived by her siblings, James (Louise), John, and Colleen (Ed MacKay), and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Elizabeth and brother-in-law, Kenneth Mines (Marilyn). Patricia will be sadly missed by her family and her treasured friends in Montreal, Toronto, Naples, Florida and St.
George's and Imperial Golf Clubs.
The family wishes to thank Dr. J.
Zive and the staff and volunteers of the Dorothy Ley Hospice.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W., (between Kipling and Islington Aves.) Etobicoke, on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. W., Etobicoke, on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 11 a.m.
For those who wish, memorial contributions to the Dorothy Ley Hospice would be appreciated (http://www.dlhospice.org).
On-line donations and condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca.
BERNARD JACK NISKER
On Monday, September 10, 2018 at home with his family. Bernie passed away peacefully following a quick, but futile struggle with esophageal cancer. Left to mourn and celebrate a man of exceptional love, caring and sharing are his beloved wife, Noreen, of 58 years, treasured children, Craig and Mona, Suri, and Merrill and Ellison. Suri's children, Cole and Jace, who were devoted to their Zeyda.
Dear brother of the late Harold Nisker, cherished brother-in-law to Howard and Gloria Wener, Norval Wener and Barbara Fidler.
Adored uncle to Dale and Joyce, Lawrie and Sue, Andrew and Lindsay, Alana and Ron, Barak and Reut, Alex and Max.
Respected and admired by family, friends, clients and colleagues.
We thank the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, the Temmy Latner Centre For Palliative Care and Dr.
Jamie Meuser for their compassion and help, and all our family, friends, clients and colleagues for their immense love, kind words, support and assistance. As a CPA, Bernie was deeply respected for his insights, experience and Knowledge. A mentor and advisor, Bernie touched and inspired many people. And of course, there was baseball.
For service at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Interment at Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park.
Shiva visits following the interment at 1 Bedford Road, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation 416-946-6560 http://www.thepmcf.ca, or The Temmy Latner Foundation 416-586-4800 ext.7884 http://www.rlcpc.org.
DENIS MATTHEW SCHAEFFER
Peacefully, with his family by his side, on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at the Dorothy Ley Hospice, at the age of 59. Beloved husband of Barbara for 34 wonderful years.
Cherished father of Nicole (Livey) and Matthew. Loving father-in-law of Andrew Livey. Son of the late Veronique and Matija Schaeffer.
Brother to Monica and the late Marc Schaeffer. He enjoyed every minute of his lifelong career as a chemical engineer. Denis will be remembered for his humour, generosity, joie de vivre, and enduring love for his family.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel at 4933 Dundas St. W., (between Kipling & Islington Aves.) Etobicoke on Thursday, from 2-4 and 7-9.
Funeral Mass will be held at St.
Clement Catholic Church, 409 Markland Dr., Etobicoke, on Friday, September 14, 2018, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Dorothy Ley Hospice.
Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca.
Thomas Bruce Thomson passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Age 84 years.
Beloved husband of Sheila for 57 years. Loving father of Fraser and his wife, Katherine Barr;and Stephanie and her husband, Donald Benoit.
'Grandpa Bruce' of Colin (Allie), Brooke (Gavin), Victoria, Simon, Claire, Beth, Kaiden, and Addison.
Predeceased by his brother, Alistair (wife, Betty Thomson of Brampton). Uncle to Brian (Laura), Carole (Alan), Gordon (Jenn), and their families.
Cremation has taken place. In celebration of Bruce's life, a memorial visitation will take place at the Logan Funeral Home, 81 James Street, Parry Sound (705-746-5855), on Saturday, September 15th, between the hours of 2:00 4:00 p.m.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation (Regional Cardiac Care Program),or the Festival of the Sound, Parry Sound, would be appreciated.
To send an online condolence please visit http://www.logans funeralhome.com.
OWEN DANIEL WEINSTEIN
Much too soon!!! On Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Sick Kids Hospital. Beloved son of Peter and Lesly. Loving brother of Joshua. Dear grandson of Leonard and the late Toba Weinstein, Stan and Meryl Solomon, and Gary and Evelyn Title. Great-grandson of Caryl and Bert Barruch. Devoted nephew of Allison Weinstein and Arthur Drevnig, and Richard and Beatrice Title. Cousin of Emma, Max, Abby and Jacob.
Owen was a brave 14 year old boy who was and always will be remembered for his bright smile, effusive laugh, and great sense of humour. He fought a tough battle against leukaemia for five years.
He made many friends everywhere he went, spent significant time volunteering and doing public speaking for organizations including Sick Kids Hospital.
He was a lover of skateboarding, skiing, mountain biking and many activities involving a high risk of personal injury. He consumed large quantities of sushi, ramen and other Asian foods. He will be deeply and sorely missed by all who knew him.
At Beth Tzedec Congregation, 1700 Bathurst Street (south of Eglinton) for service on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 12:00 noon. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva details will be posted on http://www.benjamins.ca.
Memorial donations may be made to Owen's Fund supporting leukemia research at SickKids http://www.sickkidsfoundation.com or to Chai Lifeline chailifelinecanada.org.