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Monday, January 8, 2018 – Page B15

REV. ROBERT W. CROOKER CSB

Peacefully, at home on January 6, 2018 in Anglin House of the Basilian Fathers. He was predeceased by his father, John Crooker Sr.; and mother, Marguerite Malsch Crooker; and his older brother, John Jr. He is survived by nieces, Carolyn, Linda, Tara, Allison; and their children.

Fr. Crooker was born on February 21, 1925 in Houston, Texas. Three years after graduating from St. Thomas High School he entered the Basilian Novitiate. After taking his first vows Fr. Bob continued his studies in Toronto at the University of St. Michael's College and St. Basil's Seminary.

He was ordained a priest on June 29, 1953 in Houston. He earned a Doctorate of Canon Law in Rome in 1957 and was immediately sent to Toronto where he taught church law at St. Basil's Seminary part-time while carrying out other tasks for the Basilian Fathers. In 1980 he was sent to the University of St. Thomas in Houston for seven years, Sugar Land, TX for two years, and Las Cruces, NM for three years, until he returned to the University of St. Thomas.

Fr. Bob was then sent to retire at Anglin House in 2013, where he resided until his death. Fr.

Crooker had a great impact at the University of St. Thomas because he was extremely intelligent, capable and very sociable once you got to know him.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 9 at 6:30 p.m. followed by a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Cardinal Flahiff Center, 95 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON. Visitation will also be held Wednesday, January 10 from 9 a.m. until his Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in the same Chapel.

Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill, ON.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Basilian Fathers Retirement Fund, 95 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3C2.

DR. A. MARTIN FRIEDBERG

After a long and courageous battle, Marty passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 surrounded by the family whom he loved.

He will be dearly missed by his wife of 50 years, Laurel; his children, Matthew and Jeremy Friedberg, and their wives, Kim Smiley and Leanne Friedberg.

Marty leaves behind his brother, Dr. Jacob Friedberg; and sister-inlaw, Lilly, and their family. Marty was predeceased by his brother, the late Dr. Edmund Friedberg; he will be missed by Eddie's partner, Ruth Cappel. Marty was a lifelong, devoted friend to too many people to list, some for over 60 years.

In the early 1980s, Marty pioneered the field of emergency medicine in Toronto. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of medicine. But what moved his patients and students most was his humanity and humility, compassion and humour. Marty was cherished by countless medical students and paramedics whom he taught and touched, but his greatest lesson was to never lose sight of a patient's dignity.

Despite his enormous achievements professionally, Marty's greatest legacy will be his grandchildren: Lev, Raya and Samuel. May his memory be a blessing and inspiration to all who knew and loved him. Special thanks to his loving doctors, personal support workers and the team of physicians at the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care at Mount Sinai Hospital.

At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. West, (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Interment Temple Sinai section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva visits from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please contact Benjamin's for address 416-663-9060. Evening services will be held at 8 p.m. Shiva will conclude the morning of Sunday, January 14, 2018.

In lieu of gifts, donations can be made to the Dr. Martin Friedberg Scholarship for Emergency Medicine at University of Toronto at the Jewish Foundation, 416-631-5703. We will try to live up to your brilliant example, Doc.

Love you forever.

ALICE MARION HYND (nee Browne)

Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Saturday, January 6, 2018 in her 85th year.

Loving mother of Mary-Ellen, Robert (Donna) and Marlene (Neal); proud grandmother of Kaitlin, Bruce, Andrew and Robert; cherished aunt of Doug (Janet), Darrell (Heidi) and Nancy (Bob); dear sister of the late Ronald Browne. Alice was predeceased by her parents, Bernard and Nellie Browne. The family is grateful for the compassionate care provided by the St. Joseph's healthcare team.

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Thursday, from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, January 12, 2018, at 11 a.m.

Interment Westminster Cemetery.

For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Alice can be made to The Salvation Army or St. Joseph's Health Centre.

Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca.

ANTON SCHWARZ

January 18, 1938 January 3, 2018

It is with deep sadness that we announce Tony's passing surrounded by his wife and girls.

Dedicated husband to Tizzie, loving, supportive father to Tara (Richard Merritt), Mia (Julius Toth) and Andrea (Christopher McLean); and proud grandfather to Benjamin, Nicholas, Samantha, Frederika, Sophie Claire and Keira.

Tony was born and raised in Switzerland and came to Canada to forge a future for himself, met Tizzie and together they created a strong and loving family. He was the General Manager at Prince Hotel for decades, an avid golfer, soccer enthusiast, lover of Johnnie Walker and the most loyal man you have ever met. He will be missed for so many things, not the least of which his sense of humour, his directly translated funny expressions, his sage advice and his unconditional love.

At his ever humble request, no ceremony will be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be gratefully received at http://www.southlakefoundation.ca/ give or donate.sunnybrook.ca

DR. RICHARD WYLIE "Dick" MD, FRCS, FACS

Passed away peacefully at home, on December 31, 2017 in his 78th year.

Dick graduated from the University of Western Ontario medical school in 1964, interned at Victoria Hospital in London, and completed his surgical training program under Dr. Angus McLachlin. In 1969 he joined the partnership of surgeons Dr. John McLachlin and Dr. Robert Farley, serving the community of St. Thomas/Elgin until retiring at age 65.

Dick was not only a fine surgeon, but also an avid birder and occasional hunter. He had a passion for sports, not just as an observer, but also as a participant.

Golfing, skiing, tennis... he loved them all. Dick and Pat travelled extensively; cruising became the favorite mode. He had a long term passion for the Classics, both in literature and music. He turned the family cottage on Lorimer Lake into a cosy retreat, custom designing and creating whatever was needed. Many of his pieces grace the homes of his children as well. He was the quintessential handyman. No task was too difficult for him. No day was complete without tackling the Globe and Mail cryptic cross word puzzle, although he was not a fan of the Saturday offering.

Dick is survived by his loving wife, Pat (nee Baird), of over 55 years; his wonderful sons, Paul (Katrina) and Brian (Nicole); and beautiful daughter, Heather. He adored his children, and his grandchildren, Rebecca, Cassia, Brenna, Maren and Nathaniel. Dick was the beloved son of William and Laura Wylie of Dundas; little brother to Bill (deceased) of Thornhill; and father of infant daughter, Sandra. He is also survived by a dear sister, Lynn (Bednarz); many beloved nieces and nephews and other family members.

He will be sorely missed.

Cremation has taken place. Private interment and life celebration with family and close friends will take place at a later date. Please consider a donations to the STEGH foundation in St. Thomas, Ontario (St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital). STEGH foundation "In Memory" section - http://www.itsourhospital.ca/donate-today/inmemory/ Messagesofcondolencewelcomed at http://www.mundellfuneralhome.com

THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE GEORGE TUCKER WALSH

Justice Walsh passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital on December 28. He was 92.

Born in Toronto in 1925 to George Theophilus Walsh and Anna Ida Todd, Justice Walsh attended Forest Hill Collegiate. During the Second World War, he served as a member of the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve.

He graduated from Victoria College, University of Toronto with a BA and from Osgoode Hall Law School. Justice Walsh was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1950 and practiced law with his father until the latter was appointed to the Supreme Court of Ontario in 1958.

Justice Walsh was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1960 and continued to practice law, with an emphasis on family law.

In 1978, he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Ontario where he was immediately put in charge of The Family Law Division. At the time, spousal support was still called alimony and a woman's entitlement to it depended on English law as it existed before Confederation. All divorces had to be heard in court and trials lasted weeks. There was an enormous backlog of cases waiting to be heard.

Justice Walsh, together with Justice Gertrude Speigel, was in the forefront of the work to simplify, expedite and humanize family law. Gowns largely disappeared and litigants, lawyers and judges met informally. Discussions, offers and settlement began to occur as family law belatedly entered the 20th Century.

Known as the "dean" of the family law Bar, Justice Walsh's philosophy was resolution where possible; if not, timely adjudication. His objective was to reduce the cost of resolving family differences and issues, including the direct cost to the litigant and the indirect cost to the taxpayer, all of which had to be done without in any way reducing the quality or calibre of justice and the availability and timeliness of justice in the community.

In his honour, the country's first family law moot competition, the Walsh Family Law Moot, was held in Toronto in 2013. The Law Times said: "It is only fitting that the moot is named after former justice George Walsh, a pioneer in family law. Walsh was the leader of the family law division of the Toronto region's Superior Court of Justice and very involved in family law reform and alternative dispute resolution. He developed a team approach to adjudicating family law cases that was the envy of every other jurisdiction.

For example, he was a pioneer in early case management. He also helped establish the first mediation service at the Superior Court of Justice. It is only apt, then, that the establishment of a moot to try to encourage law students to choose family law would acknowledge Walsh's work."

His love of law was surpassed only by his love for his wife of 67 years Mary (nee Neelands). Along with his wife, he is survived by his brother, Ronald; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. His family, friends and former colleagues will miss his wit, humour, wisdom and compassion. A service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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. Give me 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


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