Saturday, February 24, 2018
FRANK BLEYER "Ferko," "Koko" Peacefully, at home on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the age of 95. Beloved and loving husband of Zsuzsi for close to 70 years. Predeceased by his cherished daughter, Margie (Irwin); and his most loved brother, Pista. Adored father of Kathy (Jon); and grandfather of Rachel, Andrea, Sarah, Ally. A dear and loving brother-in-law, cousin and uncle. Intelligent and artistic, he was an inspiration to all who knew him. Services at Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Road on Tuesday, February 27th at 2:00 p.m. Gathering to follow. Memorial donations may be made to Kohai Educational Centre (416-489-3636) or Sunnybrook H o s p i t a l Foundation, Hurvitz Brain Sciences Centre.
RUTH DOREEN BROWN
On February 6, 2018, in hospital, surrounded by family. Ruth was the mother of David Johnson (the late Nancy Chong), Andrew Johnson (Jane French), and the late Marc Johnson (Roselyn); and proud Bubby of Gemma Johnson and Joshua Johnson (Tierza). Born in Toronto, in 1931, she grew up in Cabbagetown with her beloved parents, Anne and Abbey Brown; her sister, the late Marilee Weisman; and a large extended family. A graduate of Jarvis CI, University of Toronto (BPHE, B.Ed), Toronto Teachers College and OISE (M.Ed), Ruth spent 30 years teaching in Toronto public schools, including Rose Ave., Old Orchard & Sprucecourt.
She was devoted to kids in inner city schools where she used folktales from Italy, West Africa and China (Pinocchio, Anansi & Monkey King) to highlight the value of stories from global cultures. Her dedication to education was channeled into many projects - the school reader CORE about the people and history of Cabbagetown, an award-winning film, hand-made cloth books, and booklets about Torontonians from culturally diverse backgrounds. Ruth loved films, jazz, her cats and dogs, collecting art and antiques, reading, traveling, and debating political and social issues, including women's rights. She was a fighter, a visionary and a force of nature.
At her request, funeral arrangements were private. There will be no shiva. A celebration of Ruth's life will be held Sunday, February 25th at 2 p.m. at the Women's Art Association (23 Prince Arthur, Toronto). If desired, donations to L.E.A.F. or the Native Women's Resource Centre are welcome.
JEAN DOROTHY CAMPBELL
Jean kept index cards, files and foolscap pages filled with funny sayings, questionable artwork, letters and stories of her children and grandchildren.
Now it is our chance to return the favour. To tell Jean's stories.
Jean Dorothy Campbell (nee Rowe) was born April 26, 1930 in Fergus, Ontario. She lived on a farm with her family of nine, the youngest being her sister, Mary who she leaves behind.
Following high school, Jean went on to study nursing at Hamilton General Hospital.
In her late twenties, she met Gordon on a blind date and depending on whether it was Jean or Gord recounting the events of that date, the facts varied slightly but the theme focused on how each felt the other one was getting the better catch. Either way, the union lasted 54 years until Gord's death in October 2013.
Together, they lived in Toronto and raised three children, John, Janet and Nancy. Jean worked as a nurse both in Toronto and later as a public health nurse in Vancouver. No one Jean met escaped without a kind word, a thoughtful gesture or a safety recommendation. We were taught to look both ways. To wear our seat belt. We'd get our flu shots. Stay off motorcycles (mostly). Limit our salt intake.
She showed her love through cautionary tales and reminders to buy good tires.
She loved the family cottage on Boshkung Lake in Haliburton where she spent every summer for the past (almost) fifty years.
She could be found working away at her crossword puzzle or making tea biscuits when she wasn't applying kids' sunscreen and explaining how casting a line with a hook can go horribly wrong if not done with care.
Jean volunteered for a number of organizations over the years.
Much of this time was spent at her church helping in the nursery or at the front desk with her dog Rosa by her side.
No story about Jean would be complete without mentioning her otherworldly organization skills.
Her files were neatly labeled and chronologically assembled. She made lists for everything. If you needed an address or a phone number or notes from a meeting, Jean had them. They were comprehensive and at her finger tips. Since she never conquered the world of computers, we believe she did her share in keeping White Out and Bic in business.
To us, she always did the right thing. Even if it wasn't the path of least resistance. If someone in the street appeared to need help, she stopped. If a friend or a friend of a friend needed a place to stay, she offered her home. Jean would call people by their name. It was important to her to learn and remember the names and faces of those who passed through her life.
There is joy to be found in having lived such a full and wonderful life that when the end comes you are ready to go. We will miss her every single day. Jean died peacefully on February 12, 2018 in Vancouver. That day, it must be noted, was Gord's birthday.
This summer, there will be a church service at Zion United Church in Carnarvon, Ontario.
Date to be announced.
So Gord, hide your cigars and full fat ice cream. Jean is on her way and she has some sorting out to do.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Betty Farris on February 19, 2018 in South Surrey, BC. She was able to spend her final days at home with her family and her caregivers, Beta and Marilyn, at her side.
Betty will be remembered as a one of kind person that touched the lives of so many, as she truly made a difference with each person she met.
Betty was predeceased by her loving husband, Eric Farris, who she married in 1989. They shared a special twenty-seven years together. Also preceded in death by her parents, Richard Irving and Ruth Raycroft; along with her brother, Bill; her sister, Joan; and her first husband, Hugh Withers.
She is survived by her children, Steve (Jeanne), Jeff, Shelagh (Rod), Rick (Cindy), Ted (Barb), Greg (Irene); her grandchildren, Spencer, Fraser, Emily, Laura, Tracey, Neil, Tim (Melissa), Shannon (Ryan); and her greatgrandchildren, Harper, Sierra, and Caleb. She is also survived by her brother, Dick; her sisters, Donna and Patricia; and her mother-in-law, Marjorie Withers of Burlington.
Born in Hamilton on April 2, 1934, Betty graduated in nursing from St Joseph's Hospital.
Her calling for helping others became her lifelong gift to all.
As a young woman she was a nurse, but she touched people's hearts and made a difference in people's lives as a wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, niece, sister and friend. She always put other people's interest ahead of her own. Betty encouraged patience, kindness and listening.
Betty and Eric spent many years enjoying their home with their growing families and wonderful friends. They were fortunate to enjoy winters in Maui, cruises, and adventures to many parts of the world.
After her diagnosis with Multiply Sclerosis (MS), she led a courageous battle and accepted the challenges as they came her way. Special thanks for the loving attention given in her later years by past and present caregivers.
Betty made a lasting impression on their lives.
A Celebration of Life is planned for Betty at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the MS Society of Canada are gratefully accepted.
PATRICIA MONICA FAWCETT
On February 20, 2018 at home with her three children, Clare Fawcett (Eric Atkinson), Andrew Fawcett, and Ruth Fawcett (Leigh Sarty).
Born in the Tower of London on May 27, 1928, Pat and her three siblings, Peter, Margaret, and James were raised by their mother, Ethel May Egan, in Cambridge after the death of their father, Peter Egan. Married to Eric Fawcett in 1954, Pat lived in Ottawa, Malvern, England, and New Jersey, USA before the Fawcett family settled in Toronto in 1970. Pat raised Clare, Andrew, and Ruth then became a teaching assistant at several Toronto schools.
Pat and Eric delighted in travel, visiting numerous countries around the world.
Pat had varied interests including knitting, ballet, politics, and books. She was a lifelong learner who participated enthusiastically in a variety of Ryerson LIFE Institute courses. Pat's greatest love was her family, especially her grandsons, Michael, Peter, and Robert Sarty and Marc FawcettAtkinson. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
A celebration of Pat's life will be held in Toronto in the spring. If desired, donations to the Stephen Lewis Foundation or Covenant House are welcome.
DR. JAMES GARRITY
The family of Dr. James Garrity is heartbroken to announce his passing on December 15, 2017 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC, after a brief illness. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 62 years, Kathleen Rosemary (nee Thomson). Loving father of Denis (Ping), Jimmy (Sheila), Josie, Bernadette, Jackie, Mary Kate and Mary Clare.
Dear brother-in-law of Rosemary (the late Andy) Piacentini and Eleanor (the late Wilfried) Wolfle and the late George and Netta Thomson. Proud grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of 1.
Survived by many nieces and nephews in the U.K. James was born in Hamilton, Scotland on May 17, 1931, the only child of Denis and Catherine Garrity. He attended St. Aloysius' College in Glasgow. He graduated from University College Galway medical school in 1957. He married Kathleen and they immigrated to Canada in 1959 with the RCAF where he was a Squadron Leader/Medical Officer. After an honorable release from the RCAF in 1967, he opened his successful family practice in Willowdale where he worked for 27 years.
James was a devout Roman Catholic and a founding member of the Birthright organization. In 1994, he retired and eventually moved to Victoria, BC. James was the ultimate Renaissance man and gentleman - always impeccably dressed in suit and tie, and a handy man who could fix anything, as well as carve a perfect turkey! James was a loving father who put his wife and children above all else. His last few years were spent caring for his wife, Kathleen.
Cremation took place following a private service in Victoria on December 19, 2017. A Memorial Mass will be held on March 17, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Pascal Baylon Church, 92 Steeles Avenue West, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada. Reception to follow.
Flowers gratefully declined. If you wish to make a donation in his name, please consider the St. Vincent de Paul Society or the Alzheimer Society of Canada.
Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
90, formerly of Toronto, ON, passed away February 12, 2018.
He was married to the late Doreen Gerstein (Hertzman) and is survived by his wife, Barbara (Isaacson), her family, his daughters, Lynne Fingold and Jude Gerstein (Jeremy); his grandchildren, Samuel Fingold (Jessica) and Michael Fingold (Andrea); and his greatgrandchildren, Elle, Harry, Cole and Mimi.
Memorial donations may be made to Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation at 416-340-3976 or TGWHF.ca/ personalpages/marvin gersteintribute or Gerstein & Bitters' Scholarship at George Brown College 416-515-5000 ext 3083 or by email to: email@example.com
DR. AUBREY GROLL
Passed away peacefully, at Kingston General Hospital on Thursday, February 22, 2018 after a short hospitalization. He was born February 20, 1934 in Somerset West, South Africa to parents, Harold and Ray Groll. Deeply loved by his wife, Lucille; their children, Dianne (Mike Hill), Colette (Howie Kim), Rachelle (Corey Spracklin), and Daniel (Emily Carroll); and grandchildren, Andrew, Ben, Rachel, Evan, Spencer, Hanna, Jacob, James, Eleanor, and Aubin, all who knew him simply as "Abba." Abba was also deeply loved by nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews, and he, in turn, loved having so many young people in his life.
Aubrey graduated in Medicine from The University of Cape Town in 1956. In 1965, he and Lucille moved to Birmingham, Alabama for Aubrey to do a fellowship with Dr. Basil Hirschowitz, the inventor of the endoscope. After a fortuitous meeting with Dr. Leslie Valberg at the American Gastroenterology Association in Chicago in 1966, Aubrey was offered a job at the Faculty of Medicine Queen's University and at Kingston General Hospital.
On Canada's 100th birthday (July 1, 1967) Aubrey and Lucille immigrated to Canada across the Thousand Islands Bridge.
In 1988, he was elected president of The Canadian Association of Gastroenterologists and received the Distinguished Service Award from the CAG in 2000. A devoted teacher, Aubrey was recognized for his outstanding clinical teaching by Queen's medical students who awarded him the WT Connell Award for three successive years and his colleagues presented him the Distinguished Faculty Award in 1996.
Upon his retirement, the Faculty of Medicine established the Groll Prize in Clinical Studies for a student who demonstrates "exemplary interpersonal communication skills with patients."
Aubrey was a compassionate physician, always listening carefully and showing great empathy, often sharing his emotions with patients and families at difficult times. He was a teacher until the end: when he was admitted to hospital last week, a student phlebotomist was tasked with putting in an IV. After a few failed attempts to place the needle, the student said to her supervisor "I can't do it."
Aubrey encouraged her to try one more time. When she successfully inserted the IV he said, "You see?
You need to just keep trying."
Aubrey was a devoted member of Beth Israel Congregation where he served as president multiple times. A regular attendee at Saturday services, Aubrey took great solace in reciting the liturgy and singing songs that he once sang with his brothers, Cyril and Sidney, growing up in his home town of Somerset West. He and Lucille travelled the world, venturing to the Highlands of Scotland as recently as this past October. His favorite spot, however, was his beloved cottage on Desert Lake where he rode around the lake in his Boston Whaler, sat on the deck with family and friends, and embarked on various improvement projects.
Above all, Aubrey was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.
His characteristic lightness, "horsey-rides," silly songs, and famous malapropisms are the stuff of family lore. He will be dearly missed.
Funeral service at Beth Israel Congregation, 116 Centre Street, Kingston, K7L 4E6 on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 12 p.m.
Interment will follow at Beth Israel Cemetery. The family will receive friends at their home, 246 Alwington Place, on Monday, February 26th until Wednesday, February 28th from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.
For those wishing, donations to Groll Prize in Clinical Studies, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University, UHKF - Honouring Nurses of the ICU or Beth Israel Congregation, 116 Centre Street, Kingston, K7L 4E6.
Online condolences at http://www.gftompkinscentral.ca
TOM NYLAND HANSEN
Dearly beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, uncle, brotherin-law, and brother of all, departed peacefully for the Brighter World on Saturday, February 17, 2018.
We will gather on Saturday, February 24 at 2 p.m. for meditation and community at the Heartfulness Meditation Centre, 1337 Matheson Boulevard East in Mississauga. All loving hearts are welcome.
Contributions in dear Tom's blessed memory may be offered to Heartfulness Meditation by e-transfer to ca.treasurer@srcm.
org (please reference Tom in notes section) or by cheque payable to "SRCM - Heartfulness" (reference Tom), mailed to Heartfulness Meditation, 161 Palmdale Drive, Toronto, ON M1T 1P2.
WILLIAM JOHN HARVIE September 8, 1928 Edmonton, Alberta February 15, 2018 Calgary, Alberta
With regret, we announce the passing of former Alberta Provincial Court judge, painter and mountain lover, John Harvie, at the age of 89.
John was born, raised, and educated in Edmonton. He was awarded a BSc in chemical engineering and in 1955, a law degree from the University of Alberta. John married the love of his life, Mary-Lazelle (Zel) Sauder, in 1952 in Banff. They toured Europe in 1957, an unusual adventure for young Canadians at the time.
He practiced law in Edmonton for some years until appointed a Provincial Magistrate and later a Provincial Court Judge. He presided in criminal courts in Calgary from 1965 to 1994. In court, John was fair, thoughtful and decisive.
John will be best remembered as an artist. He drew from a young age and was sketching a few days before his death. He loved the Rockies and preferred to paint above the treeline. He was adept at capturing a dark squall blowing across a green valley, a cross-country skier pausing for breath on a glacier, and the vermilion of glacier-fed lakes. Perhaps his most popular paintings depicted high alpine larch trees in autumn - a shock of yellow set against grey peaks, white glaciers and blue skies.
He tried to make his watercolours "glow with an inner light." His paintings sold in galleries across Canada.
After retirement, John and Zel visited more than forty countries together. They had many Cheasapeake Bay Retriever dogs.
As a volunteer, John was President of the Alberta Division of the Canadian Ski Association, President of the Alberta Provincial Judges Association, vice-president of the Canadian Ski Association and board member of the Calgary Olympic Development Association and the Boy Scouts.
John and Zel had four children, Betsy Aziz (Andrew), Alan (Laurie Cote), Eric (Marian) and Will (Julia Rucklidge); and nine grandchildren, Sian, John, Annie, Liah, Erin, Duncan, Toby, Kaitlyn and Matthew.
John was predeceased by his father, Alan Harvie QC; mother, Marjorie Harvie (nee Stocks); and his brother, Eric Harvie.
John and Zel lost their home in the 2013 Calgary flood.
They moved to Staywell Manor in Calgary and were expertly cared for by Helen Perry and her staff. Thanks also to Dr. Glenn Gould for decades of excellent medical care.
A celebration of John's life was held at the Glencoe Club (636 29 Ave SW, Calgary, AB), on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Condolences may be forwarded through mcinnisandholloway.com.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial tributes made in John's honour to a charity of your choice. In living memory of John Harvie, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.
JANET MARY HAYES 1918-2018
After celebrating 100 Christmases, Janet Hayes (née Osborne) passed away, surrounded by family, at home in Sidney, B.C.
on January 12, 2018. Janet's life passions were her family, flowers and birds, which brought her joy to the end of her life.
Dearly loved wife of the late Roderick Darrell Hayes. Loving and much appreciated mother of six, Jennifer Douglas (James), Elizabeth Hayes, Robert Hayes (Dori), Carolyn Hayes, Roderick Hayes (Rhea), and Timothy Hayes; grandmother of 14; and greatgrandmother of nine.
Janet was born is Seaford, Sussex, England at the end of the Great War to Edward Brown and Mary Hodson Osborne of Woodburn Cottage, Beamsville, Ontario.
Predeceased by her brother, John E.E. Osborne of Ottawa; she is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Carolyn Osborne of Beamsville.
Janet and Darrell, both Naval Officers, met in Halifax during the Second World War. They lived their married lives in Yellowknife, Edmonton, Burlington, Beamsville and Muskoka, Ontario, Vero Beach, Florida and Vancouver Island.
A small private gathering of family and carers was held at home.
DR. DWCJ OHNSTON "Bill"
67, of Edmonton, AB, passed away suddenly on Monday, February 19, 2018 at the University of Alberta Hospital, where he had dedicated much of his professional life to his love of orthopedics and administration.
Born in Edmonton to Cooper and Wanda Johnston, he lived most of his life in Edmonton. He followed in the footsteps of his father, working as a dedicated orthopedic surgeon, including roles as the Director for the Division of Orthopedic Surgery, the Chief of Surgery at the University of Alberta Hospital and Grey Nuns Community Hospital, and the Site Medical Director at the University Hospital.
Bill loved to travel the world, but was happiest reading the paper in his sunroom or at his beloved cabin, River Run. He loved his Edmonton Eskimos, farmers markets, the Rolling Stones and cooking soups that could never be replicated. He will be forever remembered for his knife skills both in the operating room and in the kitchen.
Bill loved his family and friends quietly and wholeheartedly.
He loved his second wife, Mary Ritchie, very dearly and in turn will always be loved and adored by her. They shared many worldly adventures, quiet nights at home and enjoying gourmet meals with their large family. He is also survived by his 4 children, Susan Boissonneault (Grant), Laureen Partington (Jeremy), Ron (Sarah Ramsey) and Elizabeth Tyson (Shaun); and his 2 stepchildren, Erik Arnold (Laura) and Kathleen Ritchie.
He was known as "Grumps" to his 5 grandchildren, Jessica and Valerie Partington; Adam and Nathan Boissonneault; and Baby Tyson. Bill was very fortunate to have had many lifelong friends, including very close relationships with his younger sisters and their husbands, Susan Stratton (Bruce), Lynn Fraser (Tom Turner), Jill McLennan (Graham) and Margot Routhier (Steve). Bill was predeceased by his very beloved first wife of 30 years, Mary Johnston (nee Banister), who left him too early from Melanoma in 2004.
Bill created the Mary Johnston Chair in Melanoma Research in memory of his first wife, Mary.
In lieu of flowers, please join him in supporting his cherished cause. Any donations made in Bill's name will be directed to the Mary Johnston Chair in Melanoma Research at the Cross Cancer Institute.
http://albertacancer.ca/ billjohnston Please join the family to commemorate Bill's life at the Shaw Conference Centre (9797 Jasper Avenue) on Saturday, February 24 at 3 p.m. in Hall D.
To share condolences or inquire about Shaw parking, please visit http://www.connelly-mckinley.com
DENNIS W. JOHNSTON
It is with great sadness that we express the loss of Denny Johnston who passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family in Barbados on February 11, 2018 at the age of 83. Denny was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.
Born in Middleton, Nova Scotia in 1934, he was the son of Dennis and Mamie Johnston and brother of the late Greta Simpson and Verna Johnston. Denny began his career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1958 when he graduated from Dalhousie University Medical School. He worked for a year in general practice before embarking on an 8 month trip to Europe with his good friend, the late Dr. Kevin Tompkins. He returned to marry Lalia, who he had met previously at Dalhousie, and then they set off for two of his fellowships in England and Philadelphia. He then came home to open his practice in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia in 1964 where he spent his career between his office, The Grace Maternity Hospital, the Victoria General Hospital, Camp Hill Hospital, Stadacona Naval Base, the Halifax Infirmary and the Dartmouth General Hospital where he was Chief of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from 1975-2000.
It is estimated that Denny delivered over 7,000 babies throughout his career.
He was passionate about teaching sexual education both at Dalhousie Medical School and to the public on his cable TV program, Let's Talk About Sex. He was an Associate Professor at Dalhousie Medical School and passed on much of his knowledge to residents over the years. He was also passionate about keeping his Phi Ro fraternity colleagues and medical school classmates in touch and was the president of the medical alumni from 1991-92.
Denny and Lalia loved to travel and did so to the end. He pursued his lifelong love of music, singing in various choirs travelling to Europe and twice to Carnegie Hall to perform. Denny loved to dance and he tap danced into his 70's. He loved life, lived it to its fullest and was known for his sense of humor and endless jokes. Denny had his own signature kindness and generosity that everyone loved. He could be a little bossy at times and loved to be in control, but those qualities were a part of his DNA that made him who he was. He always said "I'm a depression baby, get used to it!"
He was an amazing cook, a world-traveling foodie and wine connoisseur.
He also wasn't shy to get into a spirited political debate with Margaret Thatcher while he and Lalia were invited guests to the Lord Mayor's Banquet in London, what a character! Denny was relentless at tracking his family's history and spent a lot of time connecting with relatives near and far, traveling to various cemeteries to locate relatives' graves in Nova Scotia and as far away as Europe.
Denny was fiercely loyal to his family and friends alike. He nurtured and diligently kept in touch with all of his friends around the world. He was proud and organized and took many leadership roles such as a recent reunion of his kindergarten class, and in a book club to keep busy after his retirement which he loved. His generosity was uncanny. Denny made many donations to food shelters and the homeless, and every year since 1990 he has presented the "The Mamie and Dennis Johnston Memorial Scholarship" to a student from the Middleton high school to assist in their post-secondary education, which will be continued by his children. He went to every nurse's and doctor's funerals he knew and worked with. No matter what the conditions were, he always had a joke to tell.
As a father, his children could not have had a better mentor. Denny was practical and down to earth but at the same time very sophisticated. He showed his children a wide range of experiences from their humble roots to the wonders of the world. Most of his kids' friends considered Denny a pal and a confidant, a truly unique guy.
Denny was Lalia's full time caregiver for several years and up until his last day he was giving directions (some would say orders!) on how to care for her. His devotion to Lalia and how he took on her illness as if it were a part of his own condition was admirable. They were fearless together as they conquered the world and had so many great experiences and successes together. Denny and Lalia were the epitome of true love, sharing a strong and dedicated bond, true soul-mates and an inspiration to us all. His absence will be deeply felt by so many across the globe.
Denny will be sincerely missed by his wife of 57 years, Lalia; sons, Dennis and Stephen; and his daughter, Susan; daughters-in-law, Monica and Rebecca; grandchildren, Jack, Scott, Spencer and Austin; and step-granddaughter, Melanie; her husband, Travis; and their children, Liam and Aidan.
There will be a celebration of Denny's life on Saturday March 24th at 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church located at 1300 Oxford Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia. A lunch reception will follow in the church parlor. If you wish, donations may be made to The Brunswick Street Mission in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a cause that Denny believed in and helped with, their donation link is https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/13580.
MARGARET KLAUSEN "Peggy" (nee Suggitt)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret (Peggy) Klausen at Christie Gardens Care Centre on February 20, 2018 at the age of 99. Peggy was one who inspired all of us with her positive outlook on life, who delighted us with her sense of humour, and who touched our hearts with her genuine kindness.
She will be missed, but the memories she left us with will be treasured and kept in our hearts and thoughts forever.
Predeceased by her loving husband, Paul; her brother, Robert Suggitt; her nephew, Ric Suggitt (Jennifer); and her stepson, Henning Klausen (Bitten). She will be greatly missed by her brother, Ted and his wife, Clara; sister-in-law, Merle Suggitt; her stepson, Jorgen Clausen and his wife, Grethe; grandchildren, Kren, Nils (Kathleen), Karen (Martin), Christina (Lionel), Peter (Jan), and Jens (Susan); her nieces and nephews, Janet (Doug), Jean (Ted), Julie (Dan), Jeff (Mary), John (Isabel), Rob (Michele), Tom (Nancy), David, and Cathy (Frank); and all extended family. Special thanks to the Christie Gardens nursing and care teams, her advocate Debbie Stipetic and the Reverend John Duyck for their loving care, patience and kindness.
A private family reception will be held to remember Peggy.
Memorial donations may be made to Christie Gardens in memory of Peggy. Arrangements entrusted to Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel.
HOWARD RICE LUMSDEN P.Eng.
Howard died on February 18, 2018 with his beloved wife, Joan (nee Millar), by his side under the excellent care of the staff at the Toronto Western Hospital.
Born December 7, 1926 Howard was the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. C.B. Lumsden of Wolfville, Nova Scotia.
Howard was a wonderful husband and with his wife, Joan, shared many good times.
He will be greatly missed by his sister, Halle MacMullen; his nieces, Linda MacMullen and Lori Adams (Brian Adams); and his brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Elizabeth Millar.
After graduating from Acadia and McGill Universities Howard found great joy working in his profession as a civil engineer. His career took him to many places across Canada and in particular the Rocky Mountains and the Arctic. He retired as Supervisory Engineer for the Toronto District School Board.
Howard took great pleasure in photography and was a member of the Toronto Camera Club for many years. He also appreciated the opportunity to work twenty years as a volunteer at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at the Toronto General Hospital.
A reception will be held at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) on Monday, February 26th from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
The funeral service will follow in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
AMANDA L. S. MASTERMAN
Passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018, after a sudden and aggressive influenza-related lung infection, surrounded by family and friends. Her beautiful smile, charming demeanor and engaging personality will be remembered by all her friends and colleagues and particularly by her loving husband, Eckhardt Ferdinandi; her dear parents, Christopher Masterman (Elizabeth) and Ruth Masterman (Mervyn); her beloved sister, Stephanie Masterman (Jamin Davies); nephew and niece, Rowan and Amelia Davies.
Amanda was born on July 15, 1965 in Wendover, England and immigrated to Canada in 1983 with her parents and sister.
She lived initially in Montreal where she attended Concordia University earning a BSc degree in Biology (1988) and a BSc degree in Psychology (1999). At Concordia she was also a late-night DJ at the university radio station. After university and a brief tenure as an assistant to a psychologist in Toronto, she held positions of increasing responsibility in clinical research in the pharmaceutical industry and was located first in Toronto, then Montreal and finally, since 2007, in Vancouver.
Amanda had a keen interest in art, particularly sketching and colouring with pencil crayons, a hobby that she pursued all her life.
She loved the outdoors, enjoyed hiking, canoe camping, downhill skiing and snowshoeing. She loved to travel: there were many adventures throughout Canada and the US, Europe, Australia, Malaysia and India. She also liked her quiet time with a book. Her taste in genres and authors was eclectic. In addition to biology, she had a special interest in the cosmos: the origin of the universe and the possibility of life on another planet. Although classical music appealed, her real joy was alternative music: she knew the words and could sing along to practically every song from the '80s and '90s.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Vancouver and Montreal. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Amanda's name to the SPCA or BC & Alberta Guide Dogs.
Condolences and tributes may be sent to the family by visiting http://www.mountpleasantfuneral.com 604-876-2161
GWENDOLINE WREYFORD MAUNSELL (nee Minchin) January 5, 1919 February 22, 2018
Born in Sydney, Australia, Gwen died peacefully in Toronto, with her daughters at her side, at the time of her choosing as she received medical aid in dying.
Gwen leaves her three daughters, Catherine (Helen McIlroy), Elizabeth (Guy Dumas), Claire (Paul Ostic); and her two grandchildren, Rachel and Max Ostic; her cousin, Charles Dale; and her nephews and nieces, Clive, Tony, Sally, Annabel, Mark and Carolyn in Australia and Susan in Switzerland. She was predeceased by her much-loved husband, Mark, in 2007, after 63 years of marriage.
Gwen's family sincerely thank her doctor, her nurses and the other members of the caregiving team, as well as her devoted volunteers, for the wonderful care and friendship she received over her 6 years at Kensington Gardens.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. A gathering to remember Gwen will take place at a later date.
GEORGE CROSS MCDONALD "Geordie"
August 25, 1944 February 17, 2018
We are thankful for the life of Geordie McDonald, passionate Toronto drummer and percussionist. His talent for gathering top artists and musicians produced uniquely creative and visionary concerts and albums.
Geordie's courage, generosity and kindness were complemented by his sharp bright sense of humour.
His skill with and love of word play brought laughter, wisdom and insight to any given situation.
He is survived by his wife, Michelle Jennings; stepdaughter, Celina; and granddaughter, Liberty. Friends and family will celebrate Geordie's life and work at a later date.
Goodbye, Geordie. You lived your life to overflowing and leave a trail of music, love, laughter and friendships behind. Thank you! Merci!
ANGUS SPREULL MCLEOD
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Angus Spreull McLeod on February 12, 2018, surrounded by family in San José, Costa Rica. Angus leaves behind his beloved wife of 35 years, Desirée; sons, Colin (Laura) and Fraser (Sarah); brother, Ian (Julie); and mother-in-law, Miriam. He was predeceased by parents, Donald and Margaret; and father-in-law, Gene.
Angus was born on April 24, 1953 in Montreal, Quebec, and was fortunate to be able to transform his love of the outdoors into a career as a Planner with Parks Canada, leaving a legacy of preservation of Canada's wilderness for future generations.
Angus was happiest when with his wife and boys, Colin and Fraser, travelling the world and spending time at the cottage at Lac Labelle. He treated everyone with compassion and generosity, always making an effort to learn more about the people he met along his journey of life.
On the morning before he fell ill in Costa Rica, Angus remarked on his pure happiness and joy of living in the moment. Pura Vida. He will be sorely missed by his family and all who knew him, as he was a life taken suddenly and too soon.
We welcome you to join us as we celebrate Angus' life on Saturday, March 3 at Knox-St. Paul's United Church in Cornwall, Ontario.
Greetings will begin at 1:00 p.m., followed by a celebration of life at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to support the community through the Agape Centre Cornwall http://agapecentre.ca or Hospice Cornwall http:// cornwallhospice.com
CYRIL JOHN MOXLEY (Cy)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear father, Cy Moxley, on Family Day, February 19, 2018.
Papa was in his 89th year and had a great run. He was more than a husband, father, brother, grandpa and friend, he was a great man! His wisdom, kindness, generosity and guidance through four generations made us a much better family.
He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 67 years, Bernice; his five children, David (Lesley), Geoffrey (Lisa), Cathy (Adrian), Lori (Scott), and Anne; 15 grandchildren, Nicole (Josh), Candice and Michael Moxley, Erin, Emily and Bryan Moxley, Jayme, Monica and Alanna Nagy, Matthew (Délia), Adam (Kelsey), and Carly White; Daniel, Nicholas and Ryan Porter; and 2 greatgrandchildren, Payton and Jacob Roberts. He is also survived by his two sisters, Marie (Ted) Merriman and Dorothy Moxley. Cy was predeceased by his brother, Vincent; and sister, Margaret.
Cy began his career with Canada Decalcomania, a world class print operation, as a stock-boy at age 16 and over the next forty-odd years, rose to be the Managing Partner.
He also founded and mentored the formation of Rinkboards Inc. another world class arena signage business. He made many lasting friendships along the way. We would especially like to thank the management and staff of Woodhaven Residence in Markham, Justina and ShuPing you are truly saints! As per his wishes, there will be a private interment to be followed by a Dixieland wake at the Meadowbrook Golf and Country Club in Markham on March 18, 2018 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, we would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer Society or Salvation Army.
LLOYD G. NELSON June 9, 1929 - February 19, 2018
Passed peacefully, surrounded by loved ones at Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, ON.
Born in Winnipeg, MB, raised on a farm near Wadena, SK, settling in Toronto in 1953.
Lloyd was the eldest of nine children of Paul and Dagney Nelson. Lloyd will be remembered by his loving wife, Heather; son, Andrew (Deanna), and the late Little Lloyd; stepchildren, Vivian (Harry), Greg (Anna), Andrea (Mark) and Dan (Kayoko); sisters, Doreen (late Wally) and Betty (Harold); and brothers, Paul (Marian) and Byron (Dianne). Loving Grandpa to Brittany, Xenia, Paul, Chloe, Emily, Devon and Kouta; and special greatgrandpa to Peyton. Lloyd will be remembered by his special younger cousin, Lillian; and by his many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Lloyd had a career in metal fabricating owning several businesses and retiring at the age of 80. He enjoyed curling, golf and his home on Lake Scugog where he lived for the past 15 years. Never one to turn down a scotch and a game of cribbage while enjoying good conversation with many laughs. He was well respected in the business community, his neighbors and mostly his family as a caring honest gentleman. He will be truly missed and remembered by all who knew him.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 12 p.m. at Nisbett Funeral Home, 600 Monaghan Road South, Peterborough, 705-745-3211, with visitation one hour prior. Interment Rosemount Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Shriners Children's Hospital Montreal or Covenant House Toronto would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Online condolences may be made at http://www.nisbettfuneralhome.com.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Constance Schwenger on February 21, 2018, in her 93rd year. Died peacefully, after a long and courageous struggle following a major stroke.
Dear mother of Suzanne Schwenger (Mitch Bondy) and Cynthia Schwenger-Pichette (Marc Pichette). She will be greatly missed by her loving granddaughters, Charlotte (Katie Connell), Madeleine, Louise and Laura.
Predeceased by her cherished husband, Cope Schwenger; and sisters, Corlis Haynes and Carlotta Bolton.
Connie had a successful career in social work and counselling at George Brown College in Toronto. Her legacy of advocating for the mentally ill and marginalized people lives on at Sistering and Trinity Square Café, which she shared a part in founding.
Connie was kind, generous, selfless and dearly loved by everyone who met her.
Our thanks to the 6th floor nursing staff at St. Hilda's Towers for their kind and compassionate care. Special thanks to her exceptional caregivers, Nenita Ong and Rafaela Santos.
A celebration of Connie's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 10 at the Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. (Bloor and Avenue Road). Reception to follow. If desired, donations in Connie's memory may be made to The Canadian Red Cross or Sistering.
DOREEN MARGARET ELIZABETH SMITH
Peacefully on February 22, 2018, at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, in her 91st year.
Predeceased by her husband, Gerard George Smith of Montreal, deceased 1981. Mother of Carolyn Doreen Ramos, nee Smith (Rui), and Derek George Smith, deceased 2013. Grandmother of Alexandra Victoria Smith Ramos. Loving wife of G. Clifford Johnston of Cowansville Quebec, predeceased 2009. Stepmother of Bruce Johnston (Karen) of Waterloo, ON, Jeffery Johnston (Donna) of Kearney, ON, Margaret (Bradley) Russell, of Waterloo, ON, Craig Johnston (Sandy) of Pointe Claire, Quebec. Special thanks to the staff of OTMH, 3rd floor respiratory unit for their care and compassion.
For future Service information, please visit the Book of Memories at http://www.wardfuneralhome.com
DOROTHY ELLSWORTH SYLVESTER
Dorothy (née Flavelle) passed away peacefully, on February 22, 2018, two weeks after celebrating her 89th birthday with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchild.
Dorothy was the daughter of Stuart and Clara Flavelle. Born and raised in Lindsay, Ontario, she grew up alongside her future husband of over 63 years, the late Richard Karl Sylvester. She was a caring mother to Rick (Margaret), Margot (Alain) and David (Marisa). She was also a proud grandmother of Marissa, Matthew and Lindsay Sylvester, William, Patrick and James Dubé, and Alison Sylvester; and greatgrandmother of Declan Fortune.
She was sister to the late John Flavelle (Muriel) and Marjorie (Peter Williams). Family and friends were always first, and the cottage at Balsam Lake was a great gathering place for all.
Dorothy showed remarkable resilience following Richard's stroke and did not let her own health challenges slow her down in her later years.
A memorial visitation will be held at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home (8911 Woodbine Avenue, Markham, ON, L3R 5G1) at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, February 26th followed by a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Unionville Home Society Foundation or the Markham Stouffville Hospital. Online condolences can be made at http://www.chapelridgefh.com.
Peacefully, on Saturday, February 10, 2018 in her 84th year, surrounded by her children.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 50 years, St.
Clair; her mother, Miriam Stanley; her father, Carl Anslyn; her sister, Keturah Trotman; and her brother, Arthur Anslyn.
She was the proud mother of Colleen Richmond (David), Carl (Andrea Pappas), Julie WalwynTross (Rodolfo Tross), Frank, Michael (Ashi), Donna, Nydia (Lyriq Bent), and Brian. She is survived by her sister, Dr Bronte Gonsalves; her grandchildren, Richard, Jordan, Nile, Brook, Dr Loren Walwyn-Tross (Danielle Jackson), Brandon Tross, Erica Tross (Andre), Matthew, Chelsea, Madison and Tyler Henry, Jahthane and Keegan WalwynBent; cousins; nieces and nephews; and a community of beloved friends.
Funeral services were held on February 15, 2018, and Violet was laid to rest at Glendale Cemetery next to her husband, St. Clair Walwyn.
In memory of Violet, donations can be made to the Mississauga Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2250 Credit Valley Rd., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5M 4L9, for the specific purpose of advancing and expanding the Seniors Ministry/Seniors' Club.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the New Haven Funeral Centre Inc.
ANTONY EGIDIO PIRO
June 9, 1969 - February 25, 2002 In loving memory of my precious son, Antony (Tony).
Antony, another month, another year has passed and I miss you every day.
Antony I have learned that grief is just love, It is all the love I want to give, but cannot.
All of that unspent love gathers in the corners of my eyes and leaves a lump in my chest.
Grief is just love with no place to go.But in all things, love remembers you, my precious son.
You entered my life and stayed only for a short time.
You fluttered in my womb like a butterfly, and now you flutter in my soul, eternally a part of me.
You always blessed me with laughter, delight, joy, smiles, charm, beauty, happiness, mischief and stillness, giggles and love, always a smile on your handsome face.
Always faith and your compassion overflowing your soul.
Antony, all the memories that will never be gone, and all your dreams that were left behind.
I miss all our many precious times that we shared together.
I feel them in many special ways every day.
Our special bond will never die. Neither time nor death will erase this bond that we have - it is solidit is PURE AND FOREVER, my son.
How grateful I am that I had you, however brief.
Those we love don't ever go away. I have learned to live with you in so many different ways every day. Antony, you were the stuff heroes are made of.
What a celebration your life was.
Thank you for your gifts of love, laughter, wisdom and courage.
Thank you for the angels you are always sending to me.
Bereavement of A CHILD IS DARKNESS, impenetrable to the imagination of the unbereaved.
Forever loved and missed by your sister, Francesca; your brother, Robert; and your nieces, Alexandria and Carina.
Your SPECIAL LOVE lives on in my heart, for you are EVERYWHERE my son.
You walk beside me every day - unheard, unseen, but always near me.
Antony, you are my angel and my guide.
Loved and missed every day.
Lola Dorothy Mae Welwood was born on April 25, 1927 in Edmonton, Alberta, and died peacefully February 17, 2018, in Mississauga, Ontario. Lola's parents were George Finley ('Fin') Marler (1891 to 1961) and Ivy Myrtle Todd (1893 to 1982), born in Oklahoma and Kansas respectively. Lola grew up in the Clover Bar district near Edmonton, together with her brothers George Thomas Marler (1917 to 1975) and Arnold Harvey Marler (1921 to 2004).
Lola married the love of her life, Edwin Robert Welwood (1921 to 2010), on April 2, 1949. She is survived by her sons, Douglas Edwin Welwood (Sue Kaiser) and Garry Welwood (Carol Cooper).
Lola was a loving grandmother to Brandon, Tyler (Mairtin Walsh), Kayla and Madison.
Lola's creative spirit showed throughout her life in her artistic endeavours. In her final year of high school, Lola won a prize for drawing. In her middle years, Lola created sculptures, including one displayed in a Royal Bank rotunda. She later turned to abstract fluid acrylic painting. Lola received the best in show award in a Headwaters Arts exhibition in 2010 for her painting "Cosmic Announcement". She displayed her work in numerous shows in the Orangeville area.
Lola learned to play the French Horn as an adult - no small feat! - and was a member of the Kitchener City Band along with her two sons.
Lola was a loving wife and constant companion for Ed.
They were married in Vancouver, moved to Windsor and Toronto, then back to Vancouver, followed by Edmonton, St. Catharines and Kitchener-Waterloo, before settling in their lovely home near Mono Centre. Together they collaborated on each new adventure. Throughout, Lola was the homemaker for Ed, Doug and Garry, so wherever they lived, their home would be a place of peace, loving support and music.
Lola was a determined woman who lived in a time of massive social change. As a youth, she rode a horse to school, as a teenager she learned to drive a car converted into a truck, and she proudly drove all her adult life. After Ed's passing, Lola lived independently in East Garafraxa, Ontario until October 2017.
Memorial donations to the Headwaters Health Care Foundation or Trillium Health Partners Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Visitation will be from 10 - 11 a.m.
on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor Street West, Toronto. Memorial service at 11 a.m. at Bloor Street United Church, with a reception to follow.Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca