Wednesday, September 18, 2019
MICHAEL JENNER JEAN-MARIE
March 29, 1964 September 15, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Mike as a result of a tragic accident. Survived and much loved by his wife Margo Lowndes, proud father of sons Jenner and Douglas and daughter Melanie (Evan). Also survived by the extended Lowndes family, sister Wendy Reid (Jim) and many nieces and nephews.
"The Wease" was one of a kind, he was a (wannabe) meteorologist and a backyard rink master, who's ice was enjoyed by many over the years. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
A visitation will be held at the Mount Pleasant Visitation Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Road (enter through the east gates) on Friday, September 20th from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the Heart and Stroke foundation or a charity of your choice.
Died peacefully in her sleep at Southlake Regional Health Centre on September 13, 2019, just a few weeks short of her 94th birthday.
Gone to join her beloved husband, Russell Pearson. Predeceased by her brother, Jack Sabin (Joan).
Devoted mother of Lynn Pelly (Brian) and Jane Pearson. Adored and loving Grandma to Heather Pelly, Kyle Pelly (Katie), Colleen Pelly (Brian Forbes) and Matthew Pearson. Much loved GG of Hudson and Sarah Pelly.
Friends of all ages were drawn to Dorothy, by her welcoming smile, ready wit, caring warm nature and willingness to make time for anyone. Many will miss Dorothy's company, whether relaxing at the cottage, playing cards, or on the golf course.
Dorothy spent her last few years at Hollandview Trail Retirement Residence in Aurora. Hollandview quickly became home, as she grew her circle of wonderful friends and received exceptional care from the dedicated staff.
Friends and family are invited to drop in to an informal gathering to celebrate Dorothy's life to be held at Hollandview Trail (200 John West Way, Aurora) on Saturday, October 19th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a charity of your choice in honour of Dorothy's memory.
KATHLEEN MARGARET RICHARDSON C.C., O.M.
May 5, 1928 - September 14, 2019 Kathleen Margaret Richardson passed away peacefully at 91 years of age with family and friends by her side on September 14, 2019 at the Grace Hospital in Winnipeg.
Kathleen was born in Winnipeg on May 5, 1928, daughter of the late James and Muriel Richardson. She was a much beloved younger sister to Agnes M.
Benidickson, the Hon. James A. Richardson and George T. Richardson, all of whom predeceased Kathleen. She will be fondly remembered by her sistersin-law, Shirley Richardson (James) and Tannis Richardson (George). Kathleen was adored by twelve nieces and nephews, twenty-nine great nieces and nephews, all their spouses and partners, and eighteen great-great nieces and nephews. Known simply as "Aunt", Kathleen was a confidante, counsellor, travel companion, storyteller, and picnic partner to all.
Educated at Riverbend School, Bishop Strachan School and the University of Manitoba, Kathleen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree (1949) and received her Honorary Doctorate of Laws (1989). She was appointed: an Officer of the Order of Canada (1973); a Companion of the Order of Canada (1994); as well as a Member of the Order of Manitoba (2005). Kathleen also received: the University of Manitoba Jubilee Award (1975); the Edmund C. Bovey Award, Council for Business and the Arts in Canada (1991); Arts Champions Award for Arts Patronage, Winnipeg Arts Council (2007); and the Royal Canadian Academy of Artists Medal for outstanding contribution to the Arts (2007).
Kathleen served as a Director of James Richardson & Sons, Limited from 1954 to 1998. Following her retirement, she was appointed Director Emeritus in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the Firm. In addition to her lifelong engagement with JRSL, she held numerous other corporate Board appointments including: Director, Sun Life Assurance Company from 1978 to 1998; Director, Barclays Bank of Canada from 1984 to 1994 and Director, Gulf Canada Limited from 1977 to 1987. While in the vanguard of women serving on major corporate boards, it is for Kathleen's unwavering commitment to the Arts in Winnipeg and across Canada that she is most fondly remembered.
A longtime champion of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Kathleen's volunteer support and service are credited with helping elevate the RWB to its worldclass status. She served as President of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet from 1957 to 1961 and Honorary President of the RWB from 1963 to the time of her passing. Among the numerous successes achieved on behalf of the RWB, Kathleen chaired the fundraising campaign for the Ballet's permanent home, which officially opened in downtown Winnipeg in 1988.
Kathleen's other community involvement included: National Executive Committee Pan-Am Games Society 1964-1970; Canada Council 19641970; Manitoba Arts Council 1969-1973; Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Institute for Research on Public Policy 1972-1978; Advisory Board, The Winnipeg Foundation 1971-1982; Co-Chair, Furnishings Committee, Dalnavert (Manitoba Historical Society's Macdonald House) 1970-1974 and subsequently, Dalnavert's Visitors' Centre Committee 2003-2007; Governor, Stratford Festival 1983-1986; Governor, Winnipeg Art Gallery 1983-1991; Manitoba Government's Education Review Commission in 1992; and Chair of Manitoba Foundations' Council 1999-2001.
Throughout her life, Kathleen remained a quiet philanthropist. She contributed to numerous worthwhile causes both personally and through her Foundation. Always preferring to remain anonymous, Kathleen's extraordinary generosity improved outcomes for individuals, organizations and communities across Canada. She believed strongly in the words often quoted by her mother, Muriel Richardson, "Unto whom much is given, much is also required."
To all her encounters and endeavours, she brought an abundance of common sense, infinite patience and a remarkable sense of humour. Businesswoman, community volunteer, champion of the Arts, proud Canadian, and much loved friend, Kathleen Margaret Richardson will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Kathleen's family wish to express their deep appreciation to Francis Opina and Team KMR, the devoted caregivers who made it possible for Kathleen to enjoy her final years with grace and comfort; and to Joan Richardson whose affection and support for Aunt has been legendary and long-standing.
A celebration of Kathleen Richardson's life will be announced at a later date.
DAVID RAE SEALY "Dave"
(former Vice President of Borden Metal Products in Beeton)
At the age of 83 years, on September 15, 2019 we said goodbye to a man who loved skiing with friends, the rocks and trees of Georgian Bay, art, playing hockey, being involved in the community, and being connected to friends and family.
Dave's smile and gentle laughter will remain in the hearts of his children, Beth (Craig), Michele (Martin), and Craig (Garth); his cherished grandchildren, Natalie (Jessey), Neil and Ian; and his joyful great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Emmett. He is deeply loved by Jean and Jim Small and Diana Sealy, and his sense of fun will be missed by Jim and Darlene Sealy, all his extended family, and his many friends. Dave is predeceased by his loving wife Joan Sealy (McQuay), and his brother Paul.
Visitation will be held at Rod Abrams Funeral Home Tottenham on Friday, September 20, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Interment will be held in Trinity Cemetery Beeton. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to a local charity of your choice. To view Dave's full Obituary please visit www.
MARGARET IRENE WILLIS
December 9, 1923 September 14, 2019 Predeceased by her husband of 68 years, W. Harvey Willis.
Margaret stayed at home to raise their four children; Rodney, Timothy (Bente), Susan (Ralph) and Patricia. Grandmother of 10, and great-grandmother to 15 ("GG"). They were her pride and joy. She was predeceased by her twin sister, Daphne and younger sister, Georgina.
Margaret was an active volunteer in the community at St. Augustine Anglican Church and Holland Bloorview for 31 years. Margaret spent her later years at Revera, enjoying new friends and an active life. The family extends a thank you to the staff of The Donway - Revera.
A service will be held in The Anglican Church of St. Augustine of Canterbury, 1847 Bayview Avenue at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 21st, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations to St.
Augustine of Canterbury (Toronto M4G 3E4) or Temmy Latner Centre (#1001 - 555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 1W7) would be appreciated.
Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymiles.com.
DOREEN WILSON (née S ands)
Doreen Wilson, beloved wife of the late James (Jock) Wilson, passed away in Ancaster on Sunday, September 15, 2019, a week before her 89th birthday.
Mother of David (Irene), Michael (Sharon), Peter (Gareth) and Anne (David). Cherished grandmother of Sasha, Misha, James, Katie, Hayley, and Joan. Doreen was a passionate and gifted artist and well known in the arts community in Burlington and Hamilton. She left teaching to raise her family and continue her studies in art.
Doreen studied drawing and painting at the University of Western Ontario, The Art School of Toronto, The Three Schools of Toronto, The Dundas Valley School of Art, and the Ontario College of Art. Doreen loved to teach art and explore the creative spirit.
"When we create, we are saying "yes" to life ... we are at that moment, most ourselves, at home in the universe, positioned in space. One hopes that some of this feeling is communicated to others."
Staff at the Meadows Long Term Care Home are sincerely thanked for their kindness during Doreen's stay with them.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at St. Luke's Anglican Church, 1371 Elgin Street, Burlington on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. followed by the interment at St. Luke's Cemetery.
Reception to follow. For those who wish, donations in memory of Doreen, to The Burlington Art Gallery, would be sincerely appreciated by the family.