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Wednesday, March 14, 2018 – Page B21

DAVID BRAND June 15, 1944 March 9, 2018

David was a hardworking and loving father and grandfather to 4 boys, 8 grandchildren and to his partner, Alexandra Hatfield.

He was never a man of emotional words but rather expressed himself with his actions, dependability and loyalty.

He passed away the morning of March 9, 2018 at Southlake Regional Health Care Centre, Newmarket. A memorial service will be held this Thursday, March 15th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Country Club, 20 Lloyd Street, Woodbridge. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Humber Valley Trail Association Kleinburg Chapter (

We love you so much, dad, and you will be missed and cherished by your family, friends and community.

Love Alex, Austen, Clay, Callum, Ewan and family

JEAN-LOUIS FRAPPIER October 16, 1923 - March 3, 2018

The patriarch of the Frappier family has now gone to join his wife of 61 years, Margaret, who has (likely quite impatiently!) been waiting for him for almost 4 years.

He was the son of the late Maria Mongeau and the late Alfred Frappier and big brother to Annette (Rémi Dubé), Pauline (late Marcel Pagé), the late Thérèse, the late Bernard, the late Jacques (late Carmen), the late Roger (Henriette) and the late Pierre (Rolande).

After a long and well-lived life, he leaves to mourn his daughter, Suzanne (Alain Paquet); his son, Gerry (Catherine Heeremans); his truly beloved grandchildren, Bruno, Caroline (Robert), William, Evelyne (Michaël), Laura and Michael; along with his daughter-in-law, Barbara Eplett (John) and countless others who he touched through his warmth, kindness, compassion and the uniquely gentle ways of his soul.

He proudly came from humble beginnings in the town of Thurso, Quebec and while he left at a young age for school in Ottawa and then the HEC in Montreal, he never strayed from those roots as exemplified by his fiercely strong devotion to family, his genuine humility and his unwavering religious faith, all of which guided him throughout his life.

He met his wife-to-be while working as a purser on the "Tadoussac" passenger ship in the early fifties, certainly a case of destiny for him and a small town Ontario girl who was filling in at the last minute for a friend on a vacation trip! Their relationship blossomed and their marriage would first take them to Toronto, Kitchener and finally to Montreal where they lived together for 57 years.

While working as a stock broker for most of his professional life, his signature career accomplishment being the founding of his own small firm "Frappier & Holland" along with his wife, his true life's work was defined above all by family: he embraced his role as a generous and caring patriarch to the extended Frappier clan, he always placed his wife and her interests first, he gave unconditional love and support to his 2 children and his one last masterpiece being the truly remarkable and foundational role he played in the lives of his 6 grandchildren, a treasured and lasting gift to us all.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Catherine Booth hospital, at CHSLD Grace Dart where he spent that last 18 months of his life under their expert and compassionate care and finally to 2 special women, Maureen Harrison and Anne-Marie Joseph who provided loving care and companionship to him every single day without fail.

We thank our good fortune and blessings for having had him for so long in our lives, for always showing us what really mattered and for leaving us with a treasure trove of wonderful memories that we will always cherish.

Rest in peace our beloved "Pawpaw".

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 14 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, April 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Home, 222 Autoroute 20 in Pointe-Claire, QC H9S 3X6, 514483-1870. A memorial service will follow at the chapel on site.

In lieu of flowers and to honor his memory, please do something kind to someone else today.


On Monday, March 12, 2018 at St.

Michael's Hospital. Carey Krem, beloved son of Shirley and the late Samuel Krem. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Lisa and Howard Winston, devoted uncle of Brent, Cole, and Chase. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva 84 Chiltern Hill Road. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 416-489-7111 or to Toronto Humane Society, 416-392-2273.

MILDRED EILEEN MACLEAN (Higginson) March 8, 1911 - March 9, 2018

Mildred Maclean died peacefully in her own bed at sunset on Friday, March 9, one day after celebrating her 107th birthday at Windermere on the Mount in London, Ontario.

Beloved wife for 65 years of the late Alexander Maclean. Predeceased by her younger siblings, Lloyd Higginson, Evelyn Guess and H. A. (Bill) Higginson; and her daughter-in-law, Heather Maclean.

Cherished mother of Judith, Clifford, and Margo; motherin-law of Wilson and Gordon.

Devoted grandmother of Milisa (Andrew), Kristi, Merewyn (Bill), Scott, James (Larissa), Jonathan (Kim) and Katharine (Josh).

Dearest great-grandmother of Taylor, Mackenzie, Ian, Alexandra, Laura, Ashlin, Duncan, Sarah Jane, Kristen, Beckett, Mae and Benjamin. She was an inspiration to her extended family and friends. Always elegant, Mildred charmed all she met with her sense of humour and wise counsel. She was proud to be the oldest living graduate of McGill University (1932). The dedicated care she received from Dr. Jonathan Horne and Beth as well as Lekhamol, Shawn, Emma and many others at the Mount, enhanced her life.

A service will be held in the Chapel at Windermere on the Mount, 1486 Richmond Street, London, on Saturday, March 17 at 3 p.m.

Memorial contributions to the Mildred and Alexander Maclean Fund at London Community Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.


Peacefully, at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre on March 9, 2018 in her 98th year.

Beloved wife and best friend of the late Edward A. (Ted) Rice.

Loving mother of Lorrie and her husband, Vince Goegan (Calgary), and Jim Rice and his wife, Jen (Sault Ste Marie). Dear Grandma to Matthew (Stacie), Erica (Shaun), Denise (David), Erin, and Mackenzie. Great-grandmother to Gavin, Abbie, Deacon, Claire, and Everett. A wonderful and caring person, Mary loved life, and was happiest either when spending time with her family, or playing one of her favourite sports with good friends, or perhaps sipping a glass of red wine. She supported many charities that had touched her or one of her friends.

Friends may call at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave West (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) on Friday, April 6th from 2-4 p.m. A celebration of Mary's life will be held at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, April 7th at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

GERALD HUGH RYAN 1941 - 2018

On March 9, 2018 at St.

Joseph Heath Center, Guelph, Gerry peacefully succumbed to a five year battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).

Gerry is survived by his cherished wife of 54 years, Maureen, (Moynihan); his wonderful sons, Neil (Joanne) and Mike (Stephanie); his precious grandchildren, Delaney, Lauren and Brenden; and his delightful stepgranddaughters, Makalya and Natalia. He was predeceased by his son, Paul; and his parents, Hugh and Charlotte.

Gerry was a graduate of Loyola College (1964) and Queens University (1967), an English teacher at Sheridan College, Oakville, (1969-1997) an enthusiastic hockey player, an avid golfer, cyclist, photographer, writer, and traveller. He leaves a void in the universe.

A celebration of Gerry's life will take place in June.

Donations to the Canadian Parkinson's Association for research into Progressive Supranulear Palsy will be greatly appreciated.


Roderick Julian Stewart, author, teacher and historian, passed away peacefully, in his home in Richmond Hill, Ontario on March 8, 2018. He was 83.

He wrote several important books on Norman Bethune, of which Phoenix, The Life of Norman Bethune, co-written with his wife, Sharon Stewart, and Bethune in Spain, co-written with Jesús Majada, were his most recent works. He was in the process of being interviewed for a documentary and a feature film on Bethune in the final months of his illness. In addition to his work on Bethune, he wrote a biography of Wilfred Laurier and several high school history textbooks.

He also edited books for major Canadian educational publishers, and taught high school history for many years.

He leaves Sharon, his wife of thirty-five years; his five children, Brenda (Martin), Tracy (Mahfoud), Kim (Mark), Derek (Rosa) and Denise (Francis); as well as thirteen grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

While researching and writing his earlier books on Bethune, he lived with his family in Mexico and worked as a teacher and journalist in China in 1979 and 1983. He also taught in Spain and travelled widely with Sharon.

A memorial service is not planned at this time.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Parkinson's Society of Canada are encouraged.

JAMES HALE STRONG "Jim" May 3, 1927 March 6, 2018

After a long and full life, Jim passed away peacefully, in Victoria on March 6. He was born in Portage La Prairie, MB, and raised in Picton, ON. He graduated from Albert College in Belleville, ON in 1945. In 1953, everything changed on a blind date when he met the love of his life, Jean. After marrying in 1954, they shared 63 years of adventure together, finally settling in Sidney, BC.

Jim's great pride was his distinguished 42 year career with the Bank of Nova Scotia, starting in 1946. He and his family moved throughout Canada with his work for the bank and made an extensive network of friends. He was an avid golfer and curler and an active member of Probus for many years. He and Jean loved to travel the world, but their favourite place was at home with each other and their family.

Jim was predeceased by his beloved Jean; his mother, Isobel; brother, Doug; and nephew, Stephen. Fondly remembered by his son, Doug (Susan Bigelow); daughter, Patricia Humme; grandchildren, James Humme (Acacia Grisdale), Jean Strong, and Laura Strong; and cousin, Ed Strong (Gloria).

A celebration of Jim's life will be held later in the year. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Saanich Peninsula Presbyterian Church, Sidney, BC are appreciated.

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