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Friday, January 19, 2018 – Page B20


January 11, 2018

William (Bill) Waddell Allan died January 11, 2018 at North York General Hospital in his 91st year. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Gavina Allan, nee Brown.

Thanks to the staff at North York General and the Teddington. Survived by nephews, Ian Brown, Randy Cousins; niece, Anne Goodchild; their families and by the late Kevin Brown's family.

A private celebration of Bill's life is planned for the spring.

Condolences may be left at


On Thursday, January 18, 2018 at St. Michael's Hospital. Dr. Lawrence Ballon, beloved husband of the late Jeraldene Ballon. Loving father and fatherin-law of Amy Ballon and Ian Schnoor, and Luke Ballon and Dalia Cohen. Brother and brotherin-law of Henry and Frances, Fred and Esther, and Marvin and the late Sheila Blackstien. Devoted saba of Jessie, Kyra, Lily, and Jack. Also sadly missed by Madelaine Roig.

At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. Interment at the Holy Blossom section of Pardes Shalom. Shiva will be held at 109 Walmer Road, Toronto. Memorial donations may be made to


Born December 15, 1930, Robert Ewan Mackenzie Barclay left us peacefully, January 9, 2018 to join his beloved, Diana Jane Graham Barclay (August 5, 1930 - January 11, 2009) in the Green Room.

"Bob" Barclay was a gifted filmmaker who created dozens of intimate portraits of significant Canadians from Ian Tyson to k.d. lang, and directed Canada's centennial celebration in film "Canada '67", shown in the pioneering Circle-Vision 360° format at Expo '67.

Bob was an inspiration to young film directors, and a founding member of the Directors Guild of Canada. As President (1978-81), he established the first staffed DGC offices across Canada and first collective bargaining agreement.

Survived by his children Nicholas, Rebecca and Ben, five grandchildren, and two greatgrandchildren. His "Celebration of Life" will be co-produced with the DGC, April 7th in Toronto.


Passed away January 7, 2018.

Born in Galt, (Cambridge), Ontario.

Daughter of Thomas D.

Cowan and Ethel M. Turnbull.

Stepdaughter of Jennie F.

Turnbull. Sister of the late James E. Cowan, Cambridge, Ontario and Helen Cowan Virgo, Montreal.

Longtime social worker in Vancouver, BC and Toronto, Ontario. Member of St.

Andrew's Presbyterian Church, King Street West, Toronto.

At the request of Marion there will be no funeral.


Peacefully in her 92nd year with family by her side on Monday, January 15, 2018.

Beloved wife of the late Hans Jacobi (2004); predeceased by her sisters, Irmi and Edith; and parents, Auguste and Karl; devoted mother of John (Tracey); she will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Heiden and Beck; and niece, Daisy (Claude-André).

Ruth lived a life full of love and adventure. Born in Davos, Ruth struck out on her own in 1955 arriving in Canada by ship to work in Toronto, where she would eventually meet Hans, the love of her life. A classical music, ballet, art and museum enthusiast, downhill skier, potter, avid flower gardener, wonderful cook and baker, chocolate lover, Swiss Women's Club member, yoga and Thai chi student.

Summers were spent at the hobby farm with its lovely restored log house and valley views. Trips to Switzerland were always a joyous event. The annual flower competition and ribbon awards a source of personal pride.

Always friendly to everyone, Ruth had a manner that endeared her to others.

Never one to shy away from a challenge or learn something new, she always completed whatever she set out to do.

I could not have asked for a more wonderful mother and I am eternally grateful for her love, wisdom, selfless devotion, strength and courage. She loved her small family deeply and was extremely proud of her grandsons who brought her much joy and love. Ruth was a strong woman with an infectious laugh who will be greatly missed by family and friends.

The family thanks Kensington Gardens and all staff for their support and care over 14 years; doctors and staff at Toronto Western Hospital, physiotherapist Sian and assistant Alicia and to her many friends including Helmut and Zaneida Kellen, Helen McNeil, Ruth Zürcher and Francoise Sutton.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation on April 26th from 1-2 p.m. followed by a celebration of life at 2 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto (416-485-5572). Donations may be made to Kensington Gardens or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Liebe Mutter. Ich bin klein, mein Wunsch ist klein.

Liebe Mutti du sollst glücklich sein.

EVELYN ISABEL MCKEE (née McIntosh) June 25, 1928, to January 17, 2018

Evelyn McKee (Ev to everyone who knew her) passed away in Toronto in her 90th year. Ev was predeceased by her husband, David C. McKee; survived by her four children, David (Elaine McKee), Matthew (Heidi McKee), Mary McKee-McElwain (Alex McElwain), and Ramsay (Peggy McKee); proud grandmother of Yosef Rouch (David and Elaine), Ramsay, Jackson and Connor (Matthew and Heidi), and Hilary and Allan (Ramsay and Peggy); and great-grandmother of Liza McKee (Jackson and Aleksandra).

Ev was survived by her sister, Mary Campbell; and predeceased by her brother, Ramsay McIntosh.

Ev's twin passions in life were her family and the child-care movement in Ontario. Everyone familiar with the McKees knows she was the anchor that held the family together through all the good times and some challenging ones as well. Many more will know her through her tireless work and advocacy on behalf of children, child care, early childhood workers (ECWs) and child-care policy in Ontario. She was honoured for her dedication as the co-recipient of the Constance E. Hamilton Award in 1990 in recognition of her actions that had a "significant impact on securing equitable treatment for women in Toronto, either socially, economically or culturally."

We want to extend our many thanks to the wonderful staff at The O'Neill Centre in Toronto who made our mother's last years so warm and comfortable.

A service will be held in memory of Ev on Monday, January 22, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Square, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1B1. In lieu of flowers, we ask you to make a donation in her memory to the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care, at 489 College Street, Suite 206, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1A5, or to the Church of the Holy Trinity.

JOY ELEANOR MOORE January 23, 1928 January 13, 2018

Passed away at 5:20 a.m. on a Saturday morning in Toronto, Ontario, after a quiet night of sleep, in St. Joseph's Health Centre. Joy missed her 90th birthday by only ten days, though she was fond of telling people that she was 90. Close enough.

Joy was a teacher of students in the third grade. She lived directly across the street from her school in an apartment which she occupied with her husband, Bill, and after his death, for 54-years, long after she had retired from teaching with accolades from the school's Principal.

In earlier days, Joy was a keen traveler and an art buff-she attended lectures at the Women's Art Association of Canada for 25-years. She was a diligent crossword puzzler, but her true love was detective stories, the ones in which a body appears and the story begins there. Joy read two or three books each week, and her various Kindles had on them more than 1000 books.

Her family and friends will miss her black humour, and the fine clothes which made her the best dressed woman in her favourite restaurants.

Visitation: Turner & Porter, 4933 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M9A 1B6, Friday, January 19, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

YOLANDE RUTH MOSES "Lani" 1947-2018

Of Toronto, passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, January 16th at Toronto General Hospital with her family at her side.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Charles; daughter, Alexandra (Kevin McKeag); sons, Michael (Esther Jun) and Jonathan; grandchildren, Ailis and Seamus McKeag and Lola Moses; sisters, Diane Cathro and Cynthia Ferris; and brother, Doug Nugent; and she was predeceased by her brother, John Eastwood.

Lani will be remembered for her love for life and her joyful creativity, which she celebrated with her many cherished friends, especially Julie Macdonald, Lynn Morgan and Susie Gunn.

The family will be holding a private service and a memorial will be held at a later date.

Condolences through Humphrey Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Garden Club of Toronto or the Toronto Botanical Garden.


On Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Jack passed away peacefully at the age of 86. Jack was born June 27, 1931 in Toronto to Ernest William and Margaret Kathleen (Sweeney). He will be forever remembered by his wife, Lynn of 64 years; daughters, Karen, Jill and Ann; grandchildren, Rebecca (Nick), Kim (Hector), Diana, Jasper (Kenny) and Dustin (Laura); greatgrandchildren, Maia and Maeve; brother, Bill (Jane); brother-in-law to Wendy and Don; and uncle to many nieces and nephews, as well as lots of friends and colleagues.

Jack was predeceased by brother Don and sister Margaret.

Jack graduated from the College of Optometry in 1953 and continued with a long and successful career.

He volunteered with numerous organizations including Outreach Programs with the University of Waterloo through CIDA, Ministry of Transportation, as well as serving on many boards including Kennedy House Youth Services and Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. Jack was the president of the North Scarborough Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow, as well as being an honourary member. Besides being hard working, Jack also loved to travel both with the family and with Lynn within Canada and many places around the world. He especially enjoyed trips in the "old car", his vintage MG with Lynn and the car club members.

Jack had a competitive side with his hobbies of sailboat racing in his younger days, before moving on to sports cars and pit crews.

He built furniture for their home and was involved with many renovations as well. Jack also showed quite the artistic side in his painting, woodcarving and pottery creations. He also shared in Lynn's love of the Toronto Zoo and spent many an hour there with her.

A very special thank you from the family to the staff at the Scarborough Retirement Residence and Scarborough Centenary Hospital for your kindness and compassion.

Jack, as well, appreciated your thoughtful care.

A funeral will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018 at McDougall & Brown, Scarborough Chapel at 2900 Kingston Road. There will be a family receiving line and gathering at 11:00 a.m., service at 12:00 p.m., followed by a reception. Inurnment will take place at Resthaven Memorial Gardens at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the University of Waterloo School of Optometry, Kennedy House Youth Services, The Toronto Zoo, Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra or the organization of your choosing.


March 1, 1924 January 19, 2015

Dear Father and Friend Always Remembered, Always Loved By John and Michèle

ESTELLE MARGARET SKEAFF (nee Milne) In Loving Memory. b. April 30, 1900, in Aberdeen; d. January 19, 1991, in Ottawa. We miss you so.

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