Saturday, February 16, 2019
With great joy Sarah Sher and Josef Szende announce that their son Elliott Michael Sher Szende was born on Friday, February 1, 2019. Mother, baby (and father) are doing well.
MARY AGNEW (née Treneman)
Passed away peacefully in her 102nd year at Southlake Village in Newmarket, Ontario. She was born on December 27, 1917 in Hamilton, Ontario.
After graduating as a young nurse, she crossed the Atlantic in the troop ship Queen Mary and served as a front line nurse following the D-Day landings. Mary returned to Canada, graduating from the University of Toronto with a degree in psychology where she met the love of her life. Mary and Neil were married in 1950 and went west to Saskatchewan where Mary fell in love with the prairies. She expressed this love through her artwork while raising a family. On returning to Ontario, she blended psychology and the arts, working with children as a skillful therapist and guide.
Mary was an eclectic thinker and a scholar. Her love of history, nature and culture is reflected in her fascinating travel journals, her dedication to conservation, and the many years she spent volunteering at the King Township Museum. She is survived by her loving son and daughter Tim and Wendy and their spouses Trish Agnew and Richard Gorrie.
A visitation for Mary will be held Friday, March 8, 2019 from 2 - 4 & 6 - 8 p.m.at Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, ON L4G6W8.
A Celebration of Life will occur Saturday, March 9, 2019 from at 11 a.m. in the Thompson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment King City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary's memory may be made to Federation of Ontario Naturalists, https://ontarionature.org/give.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at http://www.ThompsonFH-Aurora.com for the Agnew family.
It is with deep heartfelt sorrow that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Ross Beard on Friday February 8, 2019, at the Welland Hospital at the age of 65. Born on March 5, 1953, Ross is survived by his wife Diane, who was the love of his life, soulmate and best friend.
Loving and supportive father to Tesla May Beard (Sean Batty). Also survived by siblings: Ray Arnott (Betsy), Jacqueline Patterson (Jack), Arthur Beard, Jim Beard (Eva), Susan Irvine, Harvey Beard and Pam Moesker (Alan); sisters-in-law, Lorraine Wiley and Serena Lusak (Jo-Anne Aarts), and a large extended family of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He will be forever missed by his many lifelong friends. He is predeceased by beloved daughter April Dawn, siblings Walter Arnott and Donna Tutti, and parents Doris and Percy Beard.
Ross' artwork was his passion. He poured his heart and soul into his paintings, many of which were of local landscapes, including Dain City where he grew up.
He also had a talent for creating surreal masterpieces, which were inspired by his deep love of music. He was commissioned to paint three murals in downtown Welland by the Festival of Arts committee in the 1980's, as well as a mural in downtown Oshawa.
Ross loved spending time at Lake Erie and along the Welland River, where he would fish, cycle, and take photos for inspiration.
His front porch was always the gathering place for family and friends, who loved listening to his eclectic music collection (which he loved to blast). He would always make sure you felt completely welcome in their home. His spirit for life and sense of humour will be dearly missed, and the New York Rangers have lost their biggest fan.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, February 17th from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 383 Morningstar Avenue, Welland. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to Niagara Health Foundation Welland Site.
LENORE E. BEATTY (née Chambers)
Lenore passed away peacefully just after 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Born on Halloween, 1927 to Joseph and Ethel (nee Johnson) Chambers in Toronto, Lenore was a welcome sister to Ross Chambers (deceased).
Clifford William Beatty (2006) swept the beautiful Lenore off her feet; and they married at St.
Clement's Church in Toronto on September 21, 1957. The newlyweds soon decamped to an 8 foot wide trailer in Atikokan (with her ever present piano in tow) to begin a beautiful life together that lasted many decades.
Lenore was a loving mother to Stephen (Jane) and Karen (Bob Graham), and was always very present in their lives. Lenore was a devoted grandmother to Heather, Cameron, Sarah and David; and a loving sister-in-law to Jane Hunter, Trish Beatty, Michael Beatty (deceased), and Audrey Chambers (deceased). She was also a loved and loving Aunt to many. Lenore inspired us all with her dedication and commitment to family, her creative spirit, and her love of music. Her family dogs (Sam, D'Arcy, Bailey and Harley) held a special place in her heart and were all spoiled rotten.
Lenore led the junior choir in the 1950's, and remained an active member of the St. Clement's community throughout her life.
A loyal Pi Phi, Lenore attended and graduated from both the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario.
After graduation, she embarked on a career as a concert pianist and teacher that spanned many decades. Her passion for the piano, and the unwavering love and support from Cliff, led her to continue her performance classes, and to become a Fellow of Trinity College, London. Both were inspiring accomplishments, particularly for a woman in her seventies. Latterly, as a member of the Toronto Master Class Players, Lenore regularly performed concerts in Toronto and Florida, into her nineties.
Christmas was a special time in the Beatty family; and Lenore and Cliff's Christmas Carol Parties brought joy to family, friends and neighbors over the decades and across generations.
Whether she was sipping in the scenery on the screened-in porch at the cottage in Georgian Bay; playing her grand piano in her Toronto living room; navigating the links at Rosedale Golf Club; winning at Scrabble, Bridge or Mah Jong; or skiing down the slopes at the Georgian Peaks Club, she did it all with a sense of grace, wonder and passion.
The sunsets on the Bay will miss you Mom.
We would like to extend our special thanks to Elsa, Aurea and Rosie, and to the Claremont Retirement Residence, for their unwavering support and love to our mother in her final months.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue), on Tuesday, February 19th from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 20th at 2:00 o'clock in St.
Clement's Church, 70 St. Clements Avenue. Interment to follow.
Donations in Lenore's memory may be made to The Church of St.
Clement Eglinton, or to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymiles.com.
Peacefully at Michael Garron Hospital on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the age of 90. Andrew beloved husband of the late Irene May (nee Henderson). Loving father of David. Dear brother of Marie (late Bill) and the late Nina (late Robert). Andrew will be sadly missed by all family members and by many friends. Memorial visitation at Paul O'Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E.
(between Warden and Pharmacy) on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 12 noon until the time of the Service in our Chapel at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.
KATHLEEN MARY BOURNS
January 1, 1929 Winnipeg, MB February 7, 2019 Duncan, BC It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of our beautiful mother, Mary, at the age of 90. Predeceased by her loving husband, C. David Bourns (2002); brother, Denis Lee (1997); sister, Joan Finch (2005); niece, Cynthia Church (Lee) (1983); and nephew, Lee Finch (2017).
Left to honour her are her children, Peter Bourns, Kathleen Mowat (Rodney), Kevin Bourns (Frances), and Megan Bourns.
Grandchildren, Stephanie and Zachary Mowat. Many dear nieces and nephews in British Columbia and Saskatchewan; and David's cousins in Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta.
Kathy, Kevin and Megan are very grateful for the wonderful and compassionate care our mother received at Cowichan District Hospital in Duncan, British Columbia.
Special thanks to Dr. Sanders and nurses Char and Kelsey. A family memorial will take place later this year.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to Participation House Foundation, 620 Colborne St., Suite 101, London ON N6B 3R9 o r o n l i n e a t http://www.participationhouse.com or to The Canadian Red Cross at http://www.redcross.ca.
Condolences may be sent to http://www.firstmemorialduncan .com
PATRICIA CARR BRÜCKMANN (Pat)
Of Toronto, Ontario, passed away at St. Michael's Hospital on February 6, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was 86 years old.
Pat is survived by her two children, Elisabeth and Peter; their partners Patrick and Lianne; and her grandson, Owen.
Pat was born in Boston in 1932 to Patrick and Gertrude Carr.
Her fondest memories of her childhood were of summers on Cape Cod with her parents and younger brother, Jack. Her father was among the founders of Local 4 of the International Union of Operating Engineers (as it is now known), and he was its president for many years. His honesty and tenacity were traits that Pat deeply admired, and which would form a theme throughout her life. Pat attended Trinity College Washington as an undergraduate in English. It was back in Boston, on the steps of Harvard's Widener Library, that she met John Brückmann, a student of medieval history. The two were married in 1958.
Pat and John moved to Toronto shortly thereafter. Pat received her MA and PhD from the University of Toronto. John became Professor of History at York University and Pat became Professor of English at U of T's Trinity College, where she focused her work on the literature of the 18th century.
She was much admired by her academic friends for her fierce intellect, her generosity, and her gracious humanity. Pat was the author of many essays as well as her 1996 book, A Manner of Correspondence: A Study of the Scriblerus Club. Her research often took her to England, where she found a particular connection to Downside Abbey in Somerset, and to Balliol College in Oxford.
In addition to the literature of the 18th century, Pat had many other literary interests including the works of the earlier Chaucer and Thomas More, as well as the modern Vladimir Nabokov. Later in life, her research focused on the American illustrator Edward Gorey. Pat was also a devoted fan of Casablanca (she saw it over 50 times) and, to the embarrassment of her children, was known to stand at attention in the middle of a crowded theatre when Victor Laszlo defiantly tells the band to "play La Marseilles." Pat would reflect that common themes that emerged among her literary and cinematic passions were those of integrity, honesty, good humour, and a commitment to justice and equity - all traits she had admired so deeply in her father.
Pat was a gifted teacher. When asked, she would say that the key to teaching was that she always respected her students. The door to her office, and often her home, was always open which lead to many lasting friendships that went far beyond academics.
She delighted in her students' successes in life, and was a trusted support when challenges emerged. Pat will be missed by her many dear friends.
Pat always said, however, that her greatest achievement was being the mother of her two children, Elisabeth and Peter, who loved her very much.
A celebration of Pat's life will be held at Seeley Hall at Trinity College on February 28, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Pat was a longtime supporter of many charities and advocacy groups, but Nellie's Shelter in Toronto held a particular place in her heart. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Nellie's http://www.nellies.org.
Mrs. Elizabeth Buday, née Fördös Erzsébet died peacefully on February 3, 2019 in her 93rd year.
Born in Budapest, after the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 she escaped to Canada. She was married to Andrew Buday from 1956 until his death in 2000. A highly talented artist, she enjoyed painting on canvas and ceramics, and sculpture. She was an active member of HUVAC - the Hungarian Visual Artists of Canada and the Canadian Ceramic Painters' Association. She delighted her friends and family with gifts of her beautiful work.
Her joie de vivre was fulfilled by travel, enjoyment of all art-forms and nature.
Her passing is mourned by her son, Kalman Molnar; and his wife, Maria; their daughter, Lilla Molnar, and her husband Marc Piché; and Elizabeth's favourite, greatgranddaughter Ella; as well as Elizabeth's relatives in Austria, Germany and Hungary. A memorial service is planned in Toronto for the spring of 2019.
ELISABETH ANN CAMERON (Betty) (née Tuer)
Passed away peacefully in her 86th year in Toronto on February 12, 2019. She was the daughter of William and Stella Tuer (Liebler), born July 9, 1933. Betty is survived by her loving husband, Donald; her daughter, Anne (Marc-André Laflamme); and grand-daughters, Sasha, Katia and Talia of Aylmer, QC. She was predeceased by her son, Iain (2011) and her brothers, Bill, Ted and Angus (Mac).
Betty grew up in Mitchell, Ontario and graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1954. After moving to Toronto, she taught English and History at Earl Haig Collegiate until 1968, traveling during school holidays. Don and Betty met in a Liberal Committee Room. Along with her friends, he drove her home last. The end result was a marriage that spanned 52 years.
Following her time at Earl Haig, she devoted her attention to her family, Oscar nights, TIFF, opera, the symphony, summers along the shores of Lake Huron and the cottage on "the Bruce".
Betty was active in her church, loved to garden and thoroughly enjoyed her opportunity to teach ESL later in life.
Her absence has already been missed for some time. She emanated grace, elegance, always had the right words for any situation and had a lovely smile and a wicked sense of humour.
Our thanks to Cecilia, Vera, the devoted staff of CCAC and the Davis Wing of the Meighen LTC home for their care and support over the last 5 years as Betty progressed through the stages of Alzheimer's disease.
Visitation at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave.
W. on Sunday, February 17 from 2-5 p.m. Memorial service at Glenview Presbyterian Church (1 Glenview Ave.) on Monday, February 18 at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow. Private internment at the St. Andrew's Society monument in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a gift to the Glenview Presbyterian Memorial Fund or the Alzheimer Society would be gratefully appreciated.
MARGARET ISABELLE CATTANACH
In loving memory of Margaret Isabelle Cattanach (Bruce). A true northerner, she was born in Fort William, Ontario on September 11, 1927. Beloved wife for 66 years of Lachlan, Isabelle died on February 11, 2019 surrounded by her family.
Together, they raised Mardi (Earl), Rory (Mija), Jamie (Kelly) and Alison (Shane) in a home full of love and affection.
Before her children came along, Isabelle taught school in Geraldton, Orillia, Hamilton and Toronto. Always an active person, she loved to golf, ski, curl, play bridge and read. She volunteered for the Markham Library, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart & Stroke Foundation and the Markham Women's Committee. She belonged to many clubs including the Thornhill Golf & Country Club, Muskoka Ski Club, Unionville Curling Club, SLF Investment Club and several bridge clubs.
Isabelle was a passionate traveller who loved to cruise the seven seas. Her passion for travelling has been passed on to her children and her nine grandchildren Heather (Lloyd), Tori (Chad), Brandon (Agnieszka), Kyle, Ryan (Arielle), Ian, Garrett (Jaclyn), Dylan (Alanna), Patrick and great grandson, Lachlan - along with her love of golf and skiing. Her grandchildren will forever treasure their memories with their Nan at the family chalet in Huntsville, on the golf course, on family trips and yearly visits to the zoo.
Isabelle was the daughter of Margaret and Victor Bruce (predeceased), sister of Ian Bruce (Catherine) and sister-in-law of Robert Cattanach (Eleanor) and Catherine Troyer (Ray).
Predeceased by her sisters Wilma Liorentas (Victor) and Gerrie Baker (Clare) and in-laws Ray Troyer, Clare Baker and Eleanor Cattanach.
She was the loving aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to the amazing trauma team at Sunnybrook Health Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Markham Stouffville Hospital or St. Andrew's United Church in Markham.
A celebration of life will be planned for a later date. Condolences may be left at http://www.dixongarland.com
Founder and entrepreneur of World Adventure Tours travelogue series, at Eaton Auditorium and later at Ryerson University, passed away February 11, 2019 in South Palm Beach, FL. She was 103.
Born March 26, 1915, in Waltham, Mass. to the late Rose and Samuel Baker, sister to the late Lee Magness, she and her late husband Louis David Craig moved to Toronto in 1946 where he started Bell Craig Pharmaceuticals. She ran the travelogue series, published Small Types magazine, wrote plays and several books. She was president of the Toronto Women's Press Club and president of the women's branch of Variety Village.
She leaves her children, Sheri (Jack), Collin (Marian) and Robin (Robert); grandchildren Stacey (Jim), Meredith (Andy), Rennie (Silvia), Braden and Gabrielle (Matt) Johnson; Ryan (Yahlin) and Aaron (Nicole) Craig; and Sheldon (Diana) Kawarsky and Karen (Dylan) Kravice; and 18 greatgrandchildren. The family would like to thank her caregivers, Christine, Salva and Ruth for their love and dedication.
Services will be held at Holy Blossom Temple, Sunday, Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Doctors Without Borders would be most appreciated.
RALPH SIDNEY DAVIS
It is with heavy hearts that his family announces the passing of Ralph Sidney Davis. Born 1935 in Toronto; he died on February 7, 2019. He is remembered for his optimism-the man who looked forward to Mondays because they afforded limitless possibilities for the week ahead. He loved and was deeply loved in return by his wife of 60+ years, Alice (née Lillie); his children, Ian (Shannon) and Lili (Michael); and his grandchildren, Sarah, Ben and Owen Davis.
Ralph had a wonderful sense of humour and laughed often and heartily. He loved meeting people and was a true friend to many. He enjoyed golfing, curling, playing bridge, classical music and theatre. Ralph and Alice explored five of the six continents over their decades of travel together.
And he was never happier than at the family cottage on Lake of Bays with family, friends and a dog to throw the ball for.
Most of Ralph's career was spent at Kellogg's where he was VP Advertising in both Canada and England, and later President of the Canadian Liver Foundation.
We invite friends to join us in Celebrating Ralph's life on Saturday, March 9, 2-4 p.m. at Weston Golf & Country Club, 50 St. Phillips Road, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Ralph's name to either the Scott Mission or the Salvation Army.
What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
AUDREY MAY DOUGLAS (née Bassett)
Passed away peacefully on February 13, 2019 at the age of 85. Much loved by her devoted husband, Blair Douglas, to whom she was married for 57 years, after a wonderful chance meeting at an Ontario summer resort. Audrey will be deeply missed by her loving children, Jon Douglas (Sylvia) and Carole Kennedy (Marcus); and by her grandchildren, Daniel (Tina), Jessica (Alex), Cassandra, Shannon, William, Alice, and Andrew, as well as her great-grandchildren, Kristine and Lachlan.
Audrey was a gifted contralto and an exceptional student who graduated from the University of Toronto with both a bachelor's and a master's degree in Social Work in an era when few women even attended university. She was a devoted mother to Carole and Jon, and a wonderful wife to Blair.
She spent much of her working career at the Toronto Children's Aid Society and the Bloorview Children's Hospital. In the final years of her career, she was one of the pioneers of adoption reunion counselling in Ontario.
Audrey enjoyed curling with the Business Girls at the Granite Club, cross-country skiing, biking on Sanibel Island, travelling, bridge and music.
A celebration of Audrey's life will be held in the spring. Her ashes will be returned to nature by those who loved her most. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Foundation.
Tim Dottridge passed away at St. Joseph's Health Centre on February 9, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born in London, UK on April 4, 1948 to John Dottridge and Erica Greer and grew up in Chelsea, one block away from the Sixties' swinging King's Road.
Tim is survived by his wife, Bahija Reghai; his sons, Adam, Yacine and Shaheen; his best friend and grandson, Jamil; his sister, Jennifer Rushton; his brother, Michael; his nephews, Sean, Joe and Leo and their children; he was predeceased by his brother Nicholas.
He graduated from Cambridge in 1968. He later earned a Mphil (Agricultural Economics) from Oxford. He went on to do his doctoral research in rural Morocco with the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London.
Tim worked for the United Nations Development Program in Morocco in 1969 before joining the International Development Research Centre as the assistant Director of the Africa Regional Office in Dakar, Senegal.
Subsequently he was a planning and policy officer at head office in Ottawa, and then the Director of Special Initiatives where he oversaw IDRC's program of fellowships and awards and its relationship with the Canadian NGO and university communities. He was deeply appreciated for his calm and balanced views, combining a profound knowledge of institutional history with a clear-eyed understanding of present realities and opportunities for effective programming.
International development was the perfect metier for Tim's wide-ranging interests and his openness to all cultures and perspectives. He was respected for his intellect and dedication to IDRC's values in all of the communities he served, but more importantly he was loved by those with whom he served.
For Tim, a colleague was also a friend, someone to appreciate and to support, someone with whom he shared not only a workplace but his spirit of co-operation and his rich English sense of humour. There was a natural integrity to Tim, one that was sensed and experienced by others, one that made him the most approachable and trusted of men.
Always unassuming, open minded and curious, Tim had a knack for striking up meaningful conversations with people wherever he went, and a number of these encounters led to lifelong friendships. He enjoyed nothing better than to engage his friends (or complete strangers, for that matter) in discussions of the mundane, the serious, and everything in between.
Tim was a devoted father and grandfather, an avid reader, cyclist, cinephile and always ready to party. He enjoyed dancing and took salsa classes in Toronto for the music, which he enjoyed, but also because he loved interacting with people of all ages.
Tim's loss is felt most deeply by his treasured family, but that loss is shared across Canada and in the developing world by all those with whom he journeyed and served, and whose lives he truly made better.
A memorial visitation will be held at Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St.
W., Toronto, (just east of Jane St.) on Sunday, February 17, 2019 from 2 - 4 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to Lifeline Syria, 400 University Avenue Suite 1902, Toronto, ON, M5G 1S5.
EUNICE MILDRED DUNLOP
October 1, 1917 - February 11, 2019 In her 102nd year, a true force of nature and a woman of many names, Eunie, Mrs. D, Mother, Mum, Gran, Grannie, G.G., unwillingly departed this life that she loved so much. Predeceased by her beloved husband Carman, she leaves behind her children, Susan Bedard (Robert), Jane Lawless (Andrew), James Dunlop (Anne), and Elizabeth Dunlop (John); her cherished niece, Linn Holness; her grandchildren, Charles Bedard (Karen), Catherine O'Neill (Kevin), Geoffrey Bedard, Christopher Lawless, Matthew Lawless (Laura), Andrew Dunlop, Christopher Dunlop and Alexandra Dunlop; and her greatgrandchildren Lauren O'Neill, Morgan O'Neill and Isaac BedardHarris.
All of us think she went too soon.
She was, to the end, the glue of the family, endlessly interested in everyone in it and everything they did. Beyond the family circle, she was a long-time member of the Big Sisters and the Lawson Group and Sanctuary Guild at Timothy Eaton United Church.
She was also a terrific cook, a lover of fine food, an avid and intelligent traveller, an outspoken monarchist, an aficionado of ballet, and a keen tennis fan (or at least, a keen Roger Federer fan).
Even as her sight deserted her and blindness descended, she refused to yield. She remained firmly connected to all around her, still wanting to 'see' everything, to hear about everything, and to go everywhere. Her engagement with the world, her love of life and all it had to offer, never wavered. She was an example to all of us.
MATTHEW GIBSON (Minnes Cays Wellington)
January 1, 196 5 February 5, 2019 Graduate of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (Bristol, England), Hons. BA and B.ED (Queen's University) and MA in Drama (University of Toronto) Please join us to share in a celebration of Matthew's life at Sydenham Street United Church, 82 Sydenham St, Kingston, on Sunday February 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. All are welcome. Online condolences may be made at http://www.reidfuneralhome.com
On Thursday, February 14,2019 at home. Paul Gwartzman, beloved husband of Sorrell. Loving father and father-in-law of Jacklyn and Steven Rosenblat, Mark Gwartzman and Sharon Gancman, and Neil and Karen Gwartzman. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Ruth and the late Jack Goldberg, Marilyn and the late Sam Gwartzman. and the late Dorothy and Milton Davis.
Devoted Poppy of Howard, Michelle, Tara, Blair, Brynn, and Brayden. Founder of Gwartzman's Art Supplies. Special thank you to Dr. Franklin Sheps, Dr.Paolo Mazzotta and Team. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva 148 Strathearn Road. Memorial donations may be made to Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, 416-586- 8203.
GAIL LE BOEUF
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario at the age of 93.
Beloved wife of the late Georges Le Boeuf. Predeceased by her dear sons, Stephen and Douglas, who is survived by his wife, Brenda. Survived by her loving son, Philip (Shelley) and daughter, Tracey Pappas (Sam). Cherished grandmother of Christine Marcil (Simon), James Le Boeuf (Jennifer), Lisa Hodgson (Sean), Laura Le Boeuf, Lindsay Le Boeuf (Evan Bryant) and William, Jillian and Christopher Pappas. Loving greatgrandmother of nine. Predeceased by her late brothers and sister and their spouses, Foster (Lottie) Hay, Susan (Roger) Quinn, Alfred (Vera) Hay and Winston (Karole) Hay.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Sunday, February 17th from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, February 18, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor St. W.
For those who wish donations may be made to Sainte-Anne-deBeaupre, sanctuairesainteanne.
org/en/donation, an organization she cherished. The family wishes to extend special thanks to Gail's caregiver, Ida Nunes, Dr. Joseph Kozak and the special staff at Chartwell Scarlett Heights. Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca.
February 21, 1929 January 26, 2019 It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Roland List, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Physics at the University of Toronto, after a brief illness, and with his children by his side. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Beat List (Sarah) and Claudia Woolner; grandchildren, Sean Woolner, Jennifer List-Davis (Jordan), Laura List; and his companion, Margaret Liu-Rakozcy. He was predeceased by his wife of 30 years, Gertrud List-Egli (1996); his brother, Bruno List (2018); and his granddaughter, Heidi List (2010).
Roland was born in Frauenfeld, Switzerland in 1929. He completed a Masters Diploma in Physics in 1952 at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and went on to work at the Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research, Weissfluhjoch-Davos as the head of the newly formed Hail Section.
While there, he completed his PhD in 1960 through the ETH. He then moved his family to Toronto in 1963 to join the University of Toronto as a full professor in Physics. He was tasked with assisting in building a graduate program in Meteorology and continuing his research on hail formation. Between 1963 and his retirement in 1994, he supervised 47 MSc. and 33 PhD students. As one of his students shared, 'He was a wonderful teacher who engaged with the class right from the first minute, and he put across such passion in his teaching and a clarity of what was known and what wasn't, that I have rarely seen since.' Roland had an illustrious global career. He served as Deputy Secretary-General of the UN World Meteorological Organization in Geneva (1982-84) while on leave from the University of Toronto and was elected as Secretary-General of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS) in 1995, a position he held until 2007. He also received countless national and international honours including Fellow Royal Society of Canada, Honorary Professor of the Chinese Academy of Science, Patterson Medal (Canadian Meteorological Service) recipient and Honorary Fellow of IAMAS.
Throughout his life, Roland loved world travel and interacting with people. While travelling, he always immersed himself in a country's history and folklore and often developed lifelong friendships with those he met. To truly relax, he loved to spend time at his house in the Utah desert where he could be found writing his next scientific paper, touring the National Parks, often with visitors, and puttering around the property. In Toronto, he could frequently be found at the Faculty Club dining with colleagues or at Rotary Club meetings. Roland truly had a life well lived.
Thank you to the doctors and medical staff of the Emergency and ICU Departments at the North York General Hospital who were most caring and kind while Roland was in their care.
A private family memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymiles.com.
WILLIAM JAMES MACKAY (Bill)
May 18, 1928 February 8, 2019 It is with great sadness that the family of W.J. (Bill) Mackay announces he passed away peacefully on Friday, February 8, 2019 in Edmonton, Alberta at the age of 90. He was surrounded by his family and will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered.
Bill is reunited with his beloved wife of 59 years, Joan, who passed away in 2012. Bill is survived by his three children, Bill (Ann) of Toronto, Steve (Marlene) of Calgary, and daughter, Wendy Roscoe (Gordon) of Edmonton; seven grandchildren, Will, Gaelen, Cameron, Connor, Lauren, Melissa (Jordyn) and Megan. Bill was predeceased by his brother, Jack and is survived by his sister, Mary of Ottawa.
Bill was born and raised in Montreal. It is there that he met Joan, the love of his life.
They were married in 1953 and began their 59 year journey together. Bill graduated from Sir George Williams University in 1961, and in 1962 Bill and Joan moved to Toronto, where they raised their family. In 1978, they moved to Edmonton, Alberta.
Bill had a 35-year career in the construction industry, holding senior management positions and was a past board member of the Edmonton Construction Association. In 1984, Bill began a new career as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) with Investors Group in Edmonton.
Bill loved golfing and was a member of the Derrick Club in Edmonton for 40 years. He was very involved in community service and was an active member of the Rotary Club of Edmonton where he received the Paul Harris Fellow award for his service. He loved music and was an avid supporter of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at St. Joseph's Auxiliary Hospital, especially everyone at Blue Jay Gardens, for the wonderful care given to Bill for the past three years.
A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Derrick Club, 3500 - 119 Street NW, Edmonton. In memory of Bill, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta.
ROBERT McCLEAN "Roy"
Passed away peacefully at home with family by his side in Surrey, British Columbia, on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the age of 86. Loving husband of Eileen (nee Moorhead) for 62 years.
Cherished father of Heather (Brian) of Manitoba, Donna (Robert) of Ontario, and Jennifer (Alan) of British Columbia. Proud grandfather of Christopher, Eric and Sarah. Dear brother of Jean (Bill - predeceased) and Desi (Vivienne). Roy will also be missed by his in-laws, Josie and Jackson and his many nieces and nephews.
Roy was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland where he attended school and studied to become an electrical engineer. Roy's hobby was tracing family history. He also enjoyed walking, dancing and travelling with his wife, Eileen.
As per Roy's wishes, a private service and interment (Burlington Memorial Gardens, Burlington) will be held for members of the immediate family. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to the Canadian Cancer Society would be sincerely appreciated. (Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Burlington, 905-632-3333).
SARA ETHEL MCCOLL (nee Joseph) BA (McGill U) MSW (UofT) MBA (York U)
On Friday, February 8, 2019 in her 80th year, passed away peacefully at her apartment at Christie Gardens in Toronto.
Predeceased by her step-sister Joanne Krikorian. Survived by her brother, Henry Joseph; his children, Sara and Andrew; nieces, Lisa Fortuna, Ann Von Bortzell; nephew, Jay Krikorian; and grand-nieces, and nephews.
Also survived by close friends, Sandy and Ingrid Laidlaw, Mike and Deb Laidlaw, Joanne Sulman, Jane Millan and many others.
Throughout her career as a dedicated social worker, therapist and volunteer, Sara was loved by a wide range of friends, colleagues and clients who benefited by and valued her wisdom, knowledge, and boundless generosity. Sara was immediately available to her family, friends and clients and helped many through life crises with her sage advice, unwavering support, brilliant insights and wonderful humour. She will be missed by all.
As per her wishes, Sara will be cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring.
With great sadness we announce that on February 7, 2019, William Pah "Bill" passed away at St.
Anne's Veterans hospital, at the age of 95. Bill is survived by his wife of 69 years, Gwen, his two children, Jennifer (Edwin) and Graham (Gloria), and two greatly loved grandchildren Paul Francis and Amelia Pah.
At 4 years old Bill immigrated with his family to Verdun from Germany. At 17, he joined the Canadian Army and fought in WWII from DD+2 to its conclusion.
For his participation in the war, later in life the President of France awarded Bill with the rank of Chevalier (Knight).
Bill was very proud to join the Legion of Honour.
Bill Pah and Gwen Gibbs were married in 1950. They grew into the responsibility of raising a family with their two children, Jennifer and Graham. He was a loving and dynamic parent that instilled a passion for skiing, and a love of the outdoors.
After V.E. Day, Bill pursued interests in Art, Fashion, and design. He became the Display Director of Henry Morgan's Department Store, and later the Hudson's Bay Company. He was also recognized for his work in participating in the presentation of the St. Andrew's Ball.
Having left the Bay, Bill worked for Northsport Inc. as the director of the Fashion division. He was able to combine his love of the outdoors, with his background in fashion and merchandising.
Bill was a careful student of the European market and introduced many products to Canada from around the world.
His merchandising concepts, revolutionized the way the retail community understood the value of lifestyle brands. His clients responded enthusiastically.
At the age of 53, a new challenge presented itself. Woolrich USA chose Bill to represent their brand in Canada. He charged forward with Woolrich, into the fashion world, with all the focus and resolve he brought to everything in his life. Bill retired as the President of Woolcan at the age of 85.
"We" have had a great run Dad.
Thank you for the journey.
A private family funeral has been held. A Memorial is planned for later in April, to celebrate Bill's life. If you would like to attend, please send us your email so we can keep you informed of the date and the Montreal location.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.
Please contact us at: Bill.email@example.com In the meantime, please think of Bill on your next ski run and keep your weight on your downhill ski!
J. BRUCE PICKERSGILL
Our wonderful Bruce passed away peacefully on February 7, 2019 at home at the age of 76, leaving behind Lindsay, his wife of 53 years; his children, Michael (Janine) and Heather (Todd), and grandchildren Thomas, William and Kate; sister, Clare (Rudy); and brother, Frank (Maureen) and many relatives.
Born in Ottawa, January 18, 1943, to Tom and Margaret Pickersgill, Bruce grew up in Vancouver and Winnipeg. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Manitoba in 1966 and completed his Master of Architecture at Harvard University in 1971. His career in architecture took him from Winnipeg to Toronto with stops in Paris, Boston and Dubai. He was proud to have been involved in many exciting projects around the world.
Bruce loved his family and devoted his life to providing a safe harbour for them all. He treasured spending time at the family cottage in Minaki, Ontario, where endless building projects were started, and picnics perfected.
He was at heart a bon vivant who loved sharing a delicious meal and glass of wine with friends, trading tales of great golf shots or the fish that got away, in between reading a good book or pouring over ideas for the next great dinner or exciting destination.
Often described as a true gentleman, Bruce was kind, generous, honest and fair without reservation, except maybe for the odd 'foot wedge' on the golf course. His quiet intelligence and humour were demonstrated in his endless supply of one liners and quips.
Bruce faced his long journey with MSA with grace, optimism and without complaint. We would like to thank all our family and friends for their support, and especially his brother Frank, whose many visits brightened Bruce's day. Lindsay could not have managed as caregiver without the compassionate guidance of Bruce's team of doctors, nurses and PSWs. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation or the Temmy Latner Palliative Care Centre.
A celebration of Bruce's life will take place at Mt Pleasant Funeral Centre on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 11 a.m. details are available at http://www.e-touch.ca.
As Bruce would say, "it's been lovely".
DR. WALTER FRANCIS PRENDERGAST
(a.k.a. Prendy, Jake, Doc, Dr. P) Born January 23, 1922 in Toronto; died February 9, 2019 at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre.
Predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary; his treasured granddaughter, Rebecca; his sister, Mary; and his brother, Michael. Survived by his children, Annie, Clare, Hugh, Ellen and Alan; and his grandchildren, Isabel, Mary, Andrew and Calvin; and his sister, Ann.
The service will be held at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church (230 St. Clair Avenue West) on Tuesday, February 19th at 2:30 p.m. followed by a reception at 4:00 p.m. at 135 St. George Street.
The committal will be in the summertime at Emily Cemetery in Omemee, Ontario.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of 'Prendy' to the Emily Chapel Fund, c/o Derek Lennox, 25 Sugarbush Boulevard, Lakehurst, ON K0L 1J0.
The family gives their deepest thanks to his amazing team of devoted caregivers, and to the wonderful staff at the Veterans Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
Condolences may be forwarded through humphreymiles.com.
A beloved partner, father, uncle, friend, teacher and mentor, died at home on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, aged 77. Jack will be remembered for his kindness, thoughtfulness and sense of humour, as well as for his integrity and dedication to his academic pursuits, his students and colleagues. He will be sorely missed by Dale Willows, his partner of 33 years; his son, David; brother, Bob; niece, Emma; nephew, Paul; cousins, Marvin Weintraub, Rita Moskovitz (Larry), Doreen Sobel (Harvey, deceased), and their children and grandchildren; his extended family including Kevin Willows, Dennis Willows, Donna, Ernie, Cass, Clay, Michael Reimer, Iassen Reimer Pelev and Nasco Pelev; as well as several much-cherished lifelong friends. Sadly, Jack was predeceased by his daughter Zoey.
A professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto for 47 years, Jack was loved and respected by legions of graduate students, colleagues and staff members. He led research teams, obtained numerous grants, and edited and published widely on co-operatives and the social economy. In his autobiography he wrote: "I have been blessed by the students who have found me, and they have greatly enriched my life." He also says: "A common denominator in my work is faith in a better way." A passionate and determined advocate for social justice, Jack "walked the walk", with generous support for numerous programs and non-profits that he encountered in his research.
Writing was one of Jack's passions. Beyond his prolific academic writing, Jack dabbled in fiction. He wrote a radio play that was broadcast on the BBC, and he authored a novel, Life of Sammy Speer, that, despite denials, has a certain autobiographical flavour to it.
Jack was not "all work, no play", as those of us who enjoyed his razor-sharp bridge-playing skills can attest. We also observed in awe his energetic cycling during the summers along the spectacular Galloping Goose trail on Vancouver Island. He enjoyed music, especially the "oldies but goodies" and the bawdy songs of his (in)famous friend and longtime "partner-in-crime", Hugh Oliver. Never one to be idle, Jack followed numerous sports on TV and read voraciously.
In November, after Jack had been diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer, upon request he "knocked off" a brief autobiography in his own inimitable style that is now the center-piece of a website launched to honour Jack's life.
Visit http://www.jackquarter.org to read what he wrote and view photos chronicling various stages and people in his life.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Friday, March 8, 12-3 p.m.
(formal program 1-2 p.m.) in the OISE library (ground floor), 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to OISE in his name or to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care at Mount Sinai Hospital http://www.tlcpc.org/, which made it possible for Jack to spend his last days in the comfort of his home, with his loved ones.
SHIRLEY ROSSY (nee Ass ad)
1936 - 2019
Shirley Ann Rossy passed away peacefully on February 11, 2019 in her 82nd year. Predeceased by her loving husband of 48 years, Edmund P.
She was elegant, deeply caring and devoted mother to Carol (Peter), Alan (Roula), and Joanne. Proud grandmother to Stephanie (Omari), Patrick (Virginie), Christopher, William and Daniel Malouf; Michelle, William and Christopher Rossy; Philip and Eric Tabah. Great-grandmother to Michael.
Sister to Josephine Aziz (late Albert) of London, Ontario. Sister-in-law to Edward (late Gladys) and Raymond Rossy. Predeceased by her sisters-in-law and brothers-in law: Theo (Jay), Walter (Alexandra), Fred (Ramsa), George (Diana), Georgette (Emile Chacra), Michael (Celia) Rossy and Agnes Khoury.
She leaves behind many cherished nieces and nephews.
Born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario on May 2, 1936. Mom was amazingly resilient as she fought very hard for close to 5 years of illness. She was a truly exceptional lady who emanated kindness and lived her life with integrity, humility and grace. Her proudest accomplishment was her family. She loved her children and grandchildren and adored spending time with them.
She was President of the Saint George Orthodox Church of Montreal's Choir from 1990-92. She very much enjoyed going to Sunday morning Liturgy and to sing in the Choir. Her spirit and smile were always welcoming to the many new members that became her lifelong friends. Her participation in the Choir and her work with the Church were tireless. Her passion for travelling took her and Dad to many countries around the world where she enjoyed the sights, the music and the diverse cultures. She loved gardening at home and devoted much of her time to making everything look just right.
Mom's life was fueled by her faith in God, her family, her friendships and the many wonderful people who were part of her journey.
Our family extends heartfelt thanks and deepest gratitude for the exemplary care, kindness and compassion from the wonderful teams in the ICU and CD7 at the Jewish General Hospital, the JGH Foundation and Larry Sidel.
Special thanks to Dr. Michel de Marchie for his ever present dedication and excellent work beyond anyone's immediate call of duty. Thank you to Dr.
Jed Lipes for his work and guidance. Much love and appreciation to Dr. Paul Rossy. We thank Anastasia for her extraordinary care and commitment to our Mother for over 4 years. Thank you to caregivers Hilda, Lavern and Sylvestia who genuinely assisted and comforted Mom. Many thanks to Paul Jabara, Saint George Church's Choir Director, for the organization of musicians and the selection of music for our Mother's upcoming tribute. Finally, to Very Reverend Dr. Joseph F. Purpura, St. George Church's Pastor, for his many visits and prayers. We have been blessed by the presence of you all.
Visitations and Funeral to be held at Saint George Orthodox Church of Montreal, 575 Jean-Talon Street East, Montreal, Quebec H2R 1T8.
Visitations on Monday, February 18, 2019 from 4-8pm and Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 10am.
Funeral to be held Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 11am.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Memory of Shirley Rossy to Saint George Orthodox Church of Montreal by cheque or by visiting online at saintgeorgemontreal.org.
May her memory be eternal.
PROFESSOR JOHN W. SENDERS
Died on February 12, 2019 of complications from pneumonia, two weeks before his 99th birthday. He was a generous man with a huge heart, a polymath, and a stubborn individualist who never stopped teaching; nothing in his long resume was accomplished via traditional pathways. Senders, a pioneer in the scientific study of human error, was once called "Professor of Everything" by colleagues at the University of Toronto, where he taught from 1973, after previous positions at the University of Minnesota, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brandeis University, and the University of California.
The founder of Canada's Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), Professor Senders was a pioneer in the field of Human Factors and Engineering Psychology; his seven-decade career - in academia, industrial and military research labs, as a private consultant, and as a globe-trotting lecturer and expert witness - contributed enormously to human safety and well-being.
Michael Cohen, President of the ISMP, stated that Senders' work "...saved many thousands of people from medical errors and harm, so they could go on with their families and careers." His groundbreaking work on driving safety led to the Occluded Vision Paradigm, now an International Standard (ISO) essential to instrument panel design in airplane cockpits, nuclear power plants, and automobiles. This research - which involved driving an automobile while intermittently blindfolded - led to an "IgNobel Prize" in 2011, a semi-humorous award he cherished as much as more orthodox recognition from the scientific community.
Born on February 26, 1920, to Russian immigrant parents in Cambridge, Massachusetts, John Senders was the youngest of five children. He was a gourmet cook, an expansive host, a spellbinding raconteur, and an unconventional thinker who invariably found unusual and effective approaches to standard problems and situations.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Crichton-Harris, of Toronto, by his first wife, Virginia Loftus Senders, of Amherst, Massachusetts, and by five children and nine grandchildren. A more detailed obituary and memorial can be found at http://www.johnwsenders.net.
Memorial contributions may be made to The University of Toronto's "John W. Senders Award for Medical Innovation," a prize of which he was enormously proud. Donations may be made by calling Kristin Philpott at 416946-7827, or at donate.utoronto.
CHRIS SZCZESNY (Krzysztof)
Of Whitby passed away unexpectedly February 10, 2019 at the age of 68. Loving father to Caroline, Nicole, and Nathalie.
Adventurer of the world. We miss you Tatu.
JAMES WATSON "Jim" "Jake"
1921 - 2019
A long, eventful life came to a peaceful close on January 26, 2019 when Dad, known as 'Jake' to wartime and Legion pals, and as 'Jim' to all others, died exactly one month shy of his 98th birthday. Predeceased by wife, Jocelyn (Lynn); and son, Douglas (Dougie); he is survived by son, Ken (Pat); daughter, Mary; and many other family and friends.
Raised in Maniwaki, Dad attended high school in Belleville before joining the RCAF in 1940. As a newly-minted bomber pilot, he went overseas in 1941, joining 35 Squadron and flying Halifax fourengine bombers. Shot down in 1942), he spent the remainder of the war as a POW in Germany.
Postwar, Dad obtained a chemical engineering degree from Queen's University and joined the research division of Canadian International Paper in Hawkesbury. In 1953, he and Lynn married and began raising a family, later moving to Pointe Claire. Free time was spent 'up at Camp' with family and friends at Lac de la Sucrerie.
Retiring in 1983 allowed Dad to fulfil a lifelong dream to travel the world. He also began attending exPOW, and RCAF reunions across Canada and overseas. In 2012, age 91, Dad took his last overseas trip with the delegation Canada sent to London for the unveiling of the Bomber Command Memorial. He was a proud veteran.
Dad continued to live a healthy, independent life into his midnineties until just over two years ago, when home became the hospital in Ste. Anne de Bellevue.
We are profoundly grateful for the exceptional care given him by the dedicated staff on 2A, the veterans' ward.
At Dad's request, there will be no service. Donations in his memory may be made, if wished, to the Red Cross; he always said he wouldn't have survived his three years as a POW without them.
Peacefully, on Friday, February 15, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario in his 93rd year.
Beloved husband of the late Jean Epstein for fifty-seven years. Loving father and father-in-law of Brent and Sharon, and Nancy. Cherished grandfather of David, Evan and Paul Weiser. Dear brother of the late Morley (Alicia), the late Joseph (Sylvia), and the late Edee (Bob).
After growing up in Quebec City, he graduated from Queen's University. He settled back in Quebec City where he ran a children's clothing business as well as being involved in many community and charitable causes. He then moved to Montreal where he spent the second half of his married life before finally retiring in Toronto at the Dunfield Residence.
Gerald will be remembered as a kind and gentle soul with a great sense of humour. He will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends.
Special thanks to his wonderful caregivers Yvonne and Nancy and to his many Dunfield friends and staff.
Funeral service in Montreal at Paperman & Sons, 3888 JeanTalon St. W., on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Burial at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, 1250 ch. de la Forêt. Shiva to take place in Toronto at 77 Dunfield on Monday and Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to the Evan Conor Weiser Cardiac Fund c/o HSC (416) 813-5320 or the Temmy Latner Center for Palliative Care (http://www.tlcpc.org) at Mount Sinai Hospital Toronto (416) 586-4800 ext. 7884.