Saturday, August 11, 2018
HARRY TEDFORD GEE ANDREWS "Ted"
Chief Judge, Ontario Provincial Court (Family Division) (retired) December 9, 1927 - August 1, 2018 Surrounded by his "angels," with his beloved wife and Irish Wolfhounds at his side, Ted passed gently into that good night on August 1, 2018. Ted is survived by his partner/wife of 44 years, Judith P. Ryan; sister, Patricia (age 100 years); two sons, Jim (wife Theresa) and Rob; granddaughter, Shannon; and "adopted" son, Steve Cheeseman. He was predeceased by his parents, Rev. T.W.F.G. and Erma Andrews; and sister, Joyce.
Ted left behind a legacy of over 40 years with the Family Courts of Ontario, and many longtime, close friends and colleagues, too numerous to mention.
Ted was a beloved and highly respected jurist whose vision for the delivery of family justice services in this province served as a model of excellence, compassion and fairness which has been emulated throughout the world.
Ted's adventurous nature, generosity of spirit, kind-heartedness and respect for others was legendary.
Ted was named Chief Judge of the Family Courts of Ontario at the youthful age of 42 years, and served in that capacity for some 22 years. As Chief Judge, he instituted many important advances, including court-based mediation services and specialized judicial education for family court judges. He also spearheaded the development of the Unified Family Courts in Ontario. His mission was to make the family courts more accessible and user-friendly for those who needed its services. At his retirement, Ted was the longest standing judge at any level of court across Canada, having served a total of 42 years.
Outside the courtroom, Ted and Judi shared their love of the outdoors white-water canoeing and camping on some of Canada's finest rivers in the summers (including one month on the Nahanni River) and powder skiing in Europe and Vail, Colorado during the winters. In his 50's, Ted achieved his black belt in karate. He also taught karate at the National Ballet School and McGill club.
Ted was a man of many talents. He was a poet, a pianist and a handyman (he built an island cottage in Parry Sound which he visited the last weekend of his life). Together, he and Judi were "news junkies." They also enjoyed travelling and visited many countries around the world. Ted will be sorely missed by those with whom he came in contact on those voyages.
A private cremation, Irish wake and "Viking" funeral in Ireland will be followed by a formal service at Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, ON M4T 2V8 on September 29, 2018. Visitation from 10 to 12 noon. Service at noon, followed by interment in the family plot, and luncheon to which all attendees are invited. Judges are asked to bring their robes and to sit together in solidarity with Ted. Donations to Zachary's Paws, an organization that unites dying persons with their beloved pets, would be greatly appreciated. (http://www.zacharyspawsforhealing.com) For online condolences, please visit http://www.etouch.ca.
PAUL GEORGE SAMUEL CANTOR
Paul Cantor died on August 10, 2018. He was not surprised. There were just too many things going sideways from the neck down. Paul is survived by all the people who didn't die before him, including his sister, Sharon Abbott, who he always said looked younger anyway; his partner, Helen Sinclair; his former wife, Lynn Morgan; their children, Adam, Andy, and her husband, Alastair Miller, and their children, Wyn and Sadie; Helen's children, Mark Coatsworth and Anna Coatsworth, and her partner, Alex Teijeira; and Helen's mother, Sonja Sinclair. There are no dogs or cats which will pine at the foot of his empty armchair.
He had a deliciously eclectic career that spanned the private sector, public sector and civil society. From his early wet-feet days at World University Service of Canada, he went on to work with Canada's Department of Finance, Polysar Limited, CIBC, Confederation Life, National Trust, the Toronto Leadership Centre, Russell Reynolds Associates, and Bennett Jones LLP. Chutzpah, good timing, and perhaps the vision thing, led to increasingly senior appointments. But his mother always asked: "Why can't you keep a steady job?" Later, he held a number of directorships and chaired the boards of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, York University, the Global Risk Institute, Revera Living, and Quadreal Property Group. He did not crave power, and found that being a board chair suited him better than being the CEO.
Paul considered himself less than an intellectual heavyweight, but he was a good listener, sometimes made good decisions, and occasionally provided inspiring leadership. He was called "Candid Cantor" because he told people what they would do if they were him, rather than what he would do if he were them. He believed that people, particularly young people, did not need to know their career goal, but only what they did not want to do, and then to steer between those extremes. That said, after swearing in law school that he would never practice taxation, in his view the most socially reprehensible field of law, he spent ten years as a tax specialist doing just that. And what's worse, most of it was for a bank.
He published a series of articles over the years ranging from taxation to governance and developed the key concept distinguishing between the board's role in providing oversight and the role of individual directors offering insight. Later, he found that his vacation journals titled "Travels with Helen," were immensely more popular.
Lacking eye-hand coordination, Paul limited his sport activities to those where the ball was stationary prior to the moment of impact, such as golf and billiards. He enjoyed the company of his fellow sportsmen and of his friends, not least his breakfast group where erudition, humour, and irony all reigned with equal force. He read widely, mainly in history, science, public affairs, and fiction; but never ever in self improvement.
Paul received his undergraduate Arts degree from the University of Alberta, his Law degree from the University of Toronto, and articled and was admitted to the Ontario bar from Goodmans LLP. His community achievements were recognized by the University of Alberta, York University, and the Order of Canada In lieu of flowers, Paul invites you to go to a bar, order a martini and toast, not him, but life. L'Chaim.
Paul's celebration of life - fully orchestrated by him - will be at the York Club (135 St. George Street at Bloor and St. George), on Sunday, September 30 at 3 p.m.
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FREDERICK ANTHONY BURJAW "Rick"
Novem ber 21, 1944 - August 7, 2018
Passed away peacefully at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, with his family by his side. Many people knew him, by many different names: Rick, Ricky, Uncle Rick, Freddy, Professor B, and Gramps; to name a few.
Rick was the youngest of Frederick and Kathleen's (nee Hennesy) five children.
His siblings, Barb, Deece, and Paul, predeceased him. Survived by his wife of 53 years, Diana Lee (nee Gasbarrini); his children, Richard (Dana), Michelle (Rob Penteliuk); his grandchildren, Stephanie, Sarah, Mason, and Sellah; his dear big sister, Bev Dubois; and his two dozen nieces and nephews.
He was a man of fun, adventure, and stories. Depending on when you asked him, he may have been born at St. Joseph's in Hamilton, or in a barn in Waterdown, or at halftime during a Tiger-Cat game.
Rick was eleven years younger than his next closest sibling, Paul. He used to joke that his mom, Kathleen, needed that break to rest up for Rick's arrival.
Rick occasionally used the Latin expression 'Carpe Diem' (seize the day) to summarize his view of life. This view was shaped in his teens and early twenties after life threw him some curves.
The loss of his father, Frederick, when Rick was still a teenager, left him home alone with his mother, Kathleen. Shortly after his father's death, Rick was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and told he had 25 years to live. These events - all before the age of 20 - cemented Rick's view that a good life of (any length) should be simply a string of good days. Rick embodied the idea of being present in every moment.
He was raised primarily in Westdale and attended Canadian Martyrs and Cathedral Boys High School. Unbeknownst to Rick, his future wife Diana was his Grade 2 classmate at Canadian Martyrs. He would claim not to remember her because he was focusing on his studies.
After a year in seminary at St. Francis on Staten Island - Rick used to joke that his records were sealed but they used his experience to tighten up future seminary admissions - Rick returned home for grade 12 and a second more memorable meeting of his future wife, Diana.
Rick and Diana were married on July 17, 1965 and quickly set about starting their family. Richard and Michelle were born in the three years following their marriage. Rick graduated from Wilfrid Laurier in 1968 (B.B.A.) and McMaster in 1969 (M.B.A.).
Somehow the young married couple managed to juggle university and family; and by the late 60s the four of them settled into life in Burlington. It looked like a typical family journey was ahead, but Rick had bigger dreams for his family. Propelled by his short life expectancy, Rick was determined to be an entrepreneur.
He combined his professional dreams with his love of tennis and went on to found Arlington Racquet Sports. He and his partners built, owned, and operated five tennis clubs across Ontario. It was one of Canada's first chains of recreation and fitness centers.
The tennis club experience moved the family to London where Rick became more active in the community. He became an active board member of The Make A Wish foundation; and was its President. He also founded two informal social groups that continue to this day. There was the Friday afternoon tennis group and Wednesday night hockey (a.k.a. River City Rink Rats).
Although Rick retired from hockey a decade ago, he continued at Friday tennis until recently; when his health prevented it. More recently he was an active member of the Burlington G&CC Men's Curling League. And throughout his entire adult life, Rick was always part of a regular poker night; too many to mention! Rick's next big business adventure took the family to England in 1983. He set up the European manufacturing and sales division of Big O Drain Tile. And as only Rick could do, he picked up a sideline as head coach of The Solihull Barons, a professional hockey team in England's Premiere League.
After returning to Canada, Rick settled into his college and university teaching career. It was a role that harnessed his personality and life experiences. It really was his calling. In his usual self-deprecating way, Rick started his small business class by saying that starting a business was easy - he'd done it many times! His success as a teacher was recognized in 2016 when he was awarded the faculty leadership award at The Dan School of Management (at Western).
Along this amazing ride, Rick accumulated hundreds of friends and connections. While he was known by many different social groups, work colleagues, and students, he remained a devout family man his entire 73 years. His family always came first.
For Rick and Diana's 50th wedding anniversary, their grandchildren built word art with words like: family, laughter, cigars, and Ellicottville. They could have filled an entire billboard with words because of how dynamic Gramps was. His legacy of the grandchildren made him most proud. The values and personality he instilled in them will ensure his memory survives.
Visitation at Smiths Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stop light north of QEW), Burlington (905-632-3333) on Sunday, August 12 from 3 - 8 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church (287 Plains Rd E, Burlington) on Monday, August 13 at 10:30 a.m.
The family requests any donations be directed in Rick's name towards The Princess Margaret Hospital foundation or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada.
August 1, 2018
Born in East end Toronto, Mary enjoyed a happy and unspoiled childhood, surrounded by love.
Mary was the first woman in her family to obtain a university degree, graduating with a degree in Moderns from Victoria College, University of Toronto. After teaching French and German at Weston Collegiate for a few years, she married Charles, a fellow teacher, in 1955. Mary enjoyed every minute of being a stay-athome mother to care for their two children, Jonathan and Mary, returning to teach French for a few fun years at Meisterschaft College later in their lives.
Charles and Mary shared a love of classical music, with adventures to Tanglewood and New York City to hear Leinsdorf and Bernstein.
Finally getting to Paris was one of the highlights of Mary's life, as was the excitement of travelling to Petra, Jordan, the culmination of a long-held fascination with TE Lawrence and the desert. Despite these events, Mary counts seeing her babies' faces for the first time as the thrill of her life.
A member of the Metropolitan United Church choir in Toronto for 21 years, Good Friday concerts were especially meaningful to Mary. She cherished the love, friendship and laughter of the other choristers and Dr. Patricia Wright. Mary was grateful for her relationship with Dr. Malcolm Sinclair and the faith he gave her in the love and goodness of God.
Mary had a kind and gentle heart, taking a genuine interest in everyone she met. The most loving mother, grandmother, and giving wife, Mary always had a twinkle in her eye and an abiding love of life. We are all richer for having known her.
Friends are invited to attend a reception at 12 noon and a service at 1 p.m. for Mary at Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E., Toronto, on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Donations in her honour may be made to the Metropolitan United Church choir.
Passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 surrounded by his family.
Beloved husband of Leslie Crawford and loving father to Jacquelyn and Kimberley (Vic).
Bryan was predeceased by his mother, Jean (nee Spencer). He is survived by his father, Willard and sisters, Nancy (John), Joan (Allan) and Pat (Nick). Bryan was truly an inspiration to all who knew him and will be sadly missed.
A lifelong lover of the media industry, woodworking, and "having a plan," Bryan will be remembered for his unwavering sense of humour, his determination to achieve his goals and his bravery.
Bryan profoundly impacted many lives along his life's journey, from the young to the young-at-heart.
His wisdom and worldliness ensured that all those around him felt respected and appreciated.
While he battled on, his trademark twinkle was ever present.
A celebration of Bryan's life will be held at Rattlesnake Point Golf Club in Milton on Wednesday, August 15th from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., with memories of Bryan being shared at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Tomorrow Stems from You initiative, (https://hamiltonhealth.
ca/tomorrow-stems-from-you/) through Hamilton Health Sciences or to the charity of your choice.
Born in Toronto, March 26, 1917, passed away peacefully at age 101 on August 4, 2018, with family at her side.
Predeceased by loving husband, Herb and sisters, Marjorie and Joyce. Grace will be greatly missed by her children, John, Bob (Dave), Jim (Pam), and Mary; grandchildren, Wendy (Lindsay), Mark, and Sharon (Paul); and greatgrandchildren, Cameron, Vivian, Lucy, and Oliver.
We will remember Grace for her positive outlook and her wonderfully generous nature.
(And her love of baking!) She was active in the Birchcliff community and her church for over 50 years. Summers were enjoyed at her Kushog Lake cottage with family and friends.
The family thanks the community of Christie Gardens, especially the Cedarvale staff for their exceptional care.
At Grace's request, her body has been donated to the University of Toronto Medical School.
An informal gathering will be held at a later date. If desired, donations may be made to Christie Gardens Foundation, or Birchcliff Bluffs United Church.
It is with sorrow that we announce the passing of Gloria Phyllis Fraser, peacefully at home on Friday, August 3, 2018.
Beloved wife of the late Ray Fraser, loving mother of Kathy (Peter) and Janet, and proud grandmother of Geoffrey (Katie), Erin, Scott, Jennifer and Fraser.
Gloria and Ray had a wide circle of wonderful friends and were always active participants in their community. They Scottish Country danced, played bridge, entertained, enjoyed theatre, traveled and volunteered in so many settings but very loyally at Sunnybrook Hospital where Mom dedicated over 40 years of her time. Gloria was an avid gardener and a great baker. Her pies and cookies are legendary. She was always beautifully presented, kind, gracious, gentle, friendly and grateful - a real lady. We will miss her terribly.
A heartfelt thanks to all of the staff at Chartwell Grenadier Retirement Residence for their extraordinary care and compassion, and to Dr.
Roy and the community palliative care team from the Dorothy Ley Hospice who so thoroughly supported Mom and our family through her last weeks.
The family will receive friends at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West (near Jane) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
on Tuesday, August 14th. A funeral service and celebration of her life will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. If desired, donations may be made to Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. East, Toronto, or a charity dear to your own heart.
Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca.
JOAN ROBERTSON HARRISON (nee Hanley)
Born on February 23, 1928 in Montreal, QC. Passed away peacefully at home on August 2, 2018. Predeceased by her husband, Albert "Abby" Harrison in 1989 and her daughter, Wendy (Wayne) in 2013. Loving mother of Tracey and Jill (Brian). Dear "Nan" of Shannon (Paul), Sarah (Adam), Harrison, and Taryn. Cherished sister of Audrey Smith.
In keeping with Joan's wishes, cremation and a private family gathering will take place at Woodland Cemetery followed by a Celebration of Life at The Bellamere Winery at a later date in London, ON. Online condolences may be left at http://www.woodlandcemetery directcremationcompany.ca.
FREDERICK ALBERT HELPS
Born on St. Patrick's Day in 1930 and forever known as Patrick, passed peacefully in his sleep in the wee hours of August 9, 2018, at the age of 88. Lovingly remembered by his two surviving children and their families, Gary Helps (m. Janet Helps, grandchildren, Evie and Lou) and Karen Helps Pilosof (m. Richard Pilosof; grandchildren, Jordan, Kit and Eli). Patrick is now reunited with his eldest son, Michael Helps (mother, Mary Helps).
Patrick was many things, a forester, a singer, a sailor, a cyclist, a motorcyclist, an adventurer and a teacher. First and foremost, he was a loving father and grandfather, doting on and never passing judgement on his beloved children and grandchildren. We will remember him at his finest, navigating the waters of Georgian Bay, steering us out of danger, protecting us from deer flys, bears and rattlesnakes and sheltering us from lightning and thunder.
He was our hero of the woods and will be remembered in our hearts for his strength, courage, knowledge, tenderness and love.
He made friends everywhere, with his hearty laugh and dry keen wit.
Special thanks to Ruth Hawkes for her love and friendship and personal care workers Donald, Nico, Linda, Mariza and Ador who did their utmost to make Patrick happy and comfortable in his final months.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the David Suzuki Foundation, https://davidsuzuki.
org. A celebration of life to follow, details to be determined.
EDWIN CLARK HODGETTS "Ted"
March 8, 1946 August 4, 2018 Ted died at his home near Millbrook on the morning of August 4, 2018. He was predeceased by his parents, John Edwin Hodgetts and Ruth (Woodger) Hodgetts. Ted will be deeply missed by his life partner of 42 years, Jane Wilson; his brother, Geoffrey Hodgetts (Cathleen Hoeniger); sister, Anne Hodgetts; sister-in-law, Mary Stikeman; and nieces and nephews, Geoffrey Hodgetts, Melanie Hodgetts, Sarah Power, Matthew Hodgetts, Paul Hodgetts and Roben Stikeman.
Ted's work life centred around the arts. For almost 30 years he pursued a career as a woodturner and his exquisite and profound pieces found their way into public and private collections around the world. Thirteen years ago his deep love of music, especially jazz, and the printed word led him to found JazzFirst books, an online bookstore devoted to jazz and blues books and ephemera. The synthesis of these two passions gave him much joy. Elegant in mind and person, deeply intelligent, Ted was treasured by his family and friends for his capacity for sympathic joy, his generous encouragement and confidence in them to live their best lives. Ted traversed a path of deep engagement and curiosity instilled with compassion and great kindness. We will miss him dearly.
There will be a gathering for family and friends in September at Ted and Jane's home. Arrangements entrusted to the Fallis & Shields Funeral Home, Millbrook. Online donations and condolences may be made at fallis-shields.com.
MICHAEL C. KIRKHAM
Michael C. Kirkham, Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Toronto, passed away on July 29, 2018, at the Christie Gardens retirement residence, where he had lived since 2012 with his wife, Ruth Grogan.
Michael was born in 1934, in Stockport, U.K., where he and his parents experienced the war years and the bombing of nearby Manchester.
After the war the family moved south to Portsmouth. He was educated at Portsmouth Grammar School where he was regularly "slippered" for mischief. Being clever as well as mischievous, he proceeded later to Christ Church, Oxford. Granted leave after his first year to do the then-required National Service, he chose to join the Intelligence Corps (as he abhorred and ridiculed officer training) and was put to the boring, if occasionally amusing, task of intercepting coded Russian communications. After two years he returned to Oxford, taking his BA in English and a Diploma in Library Science.
He met his first wife, Angela, when working in a public library in Penge, a small borough on the outskirts of London, and they married in 1963.
A small inheritance enabled them to spend a year in Greece where he worked on his book about the poet Robert Graves, who wrote him later that he had gotten closer to the essence of his poetry than any other critic.
Back in England, he studied for an M. Phil. at Birkbeck College, University of London (where, as it happens, his daughter Natasha now holds an academic position). On the strength of that degree as well as his publications (during his years in London he was associated with the New Left Review), he was offered an appointment in the English Department, University of Toronto in 1968. He was first at Scarborough College, and after 1975, at University College. He retired in 1999.
His and Angela's daughter, Natasha was born in 1969. After Angela's death in 1994, he married Ruth Grogan, a member of the English Department, York University. She shared his interests in modern poetry, his love of music, his sense of humour, and enjoyment of holidays in the UK.
Michael was a strong presence in the English Department. His collegiality, scholarship, and administrative work were highly valued. He expressed himself forcefully (some said "vehemently"), often in the face of prevailing academic trends though keeping informed about them. His main intellectual interests were poetry, especially modern English and American, as well as twentieth century fiction. He published prolifically: the book on Robert Graves was followed by books on English poets Edward Thomas and Charles Tomlinson, as well as many articles and reviews. His writings are based on an exceptionally sensitive close reading and are given scope by philosophical and social awareness. His was a distinguished career that enhanced the reputation of the department and university.
He also wrote poetry, and after his retirement published two volumes, A Dark Clarity (2009) and The Years Between (2012), the latter being markedly personal; in its last four poems Michael confronts the incipient ravages of Lewy Body Dementia, of which he eventually died.
As well as by his wife, Ruth, Michael is survived by his daughter, Natasha Kirkham, her husband Daniel Richardson; and his three grandchildren, Samuel, Isaac, and Calla, who live in London, U.K. He will be much missed by family, friends, colleagues, and former students.
A memorial gathering will be held at Christie Gardens, October 21, 2.30 - 5.30 p.m. Michael's friends, the family's friends, University colleagues, former students, and all who remember him will be welcomed. Before coming, friends are asked to confirm the date and details on the updated website of Morley Bedford Funeral Services (http://www.morleybedford.ca).
DR. HARRY M. B. HURWITZ
Passed away after a brief illness in his 95th year on August 4, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was a much-beloved husband to Hilde Thornton; father to Marc, Sebastian, and Christopher Hurwitz; and to Dianne, Ian, and Robin Thornton; grandfather to 11 remarkable grandchildren, and great-grandfather to two.
Born in Berlin, Germany to Richard and Meta (née Schlossman), he grew up with a passion for music that won him the chance to guestconduct the Cape Town Symphony at the age of 14.
He completed his PhD at University of London after graduate studies with Karl Popper. Harry became a research psychologist, working at a number of academic institutions in Great Britain and the US before settling in Canada in 1971 to become Chair of the Department of Psychology at University of Guelph, Ontario.
Throughout his life he studied and adored classical music, art, and history, and was the author of a blog on the philosophy of science and language well into his 90s. Above all these accomplishments, he will always be remembered as our dear Dad, Papa, Bapa, Gramps, Uncle Harry, and friend.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Doctors Without Borders.
DR. GERALD ARTHUR KLASSEN "Gerry"
MD, FRCPC, FACC, FACP
85, of Halifax, died Monday, August 6, 2018 in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Kerrobert, SK, on January 12, 1933, he was the son of the late William and Agnes (Hamm) Klassen. He is survived by his wife and partner of 57 years, Andree (Dauphinee); his son, Timothy William, Edmonton; his daughter, Sonja Elizabeth LePage; her husband, Stephen LePage and his son, Adam LePage and family; sister-in-law, Judy Damberger, North Vancouver; several nieces and a nephew; and many longtime colleagues and friends.
He graduated from the University of British Columbia Medical School in 1957. He had wanted to be a doctor since he was 4 years old and he was that and a teacher to the end (negotiating treatment options with the resident).
You may leave condolences at: http://www.jasnowfuneralhome.com.
DR. CESIUS KURAS
Passed away peacefully at home with family by his side in his 98th year on July 30, 2018. Loving husband of Joana for 68 years.
Proud father of Joana, Paul (Rasa Kuras), Virginia (Linas Zubrickas), Ruth (Dan Dionne). Cherished grandfather of Tomas (Vija), Daina (Brady), Vaiva (Matas), Darius, Viktor, Elena, Christine and Alexander.
His was a remarkable and fulfilled life, from the chaos of a Lithuania torn by war, through Germany to Winnipeg, Manitoba where he met and married Joana Klimaite.
He enjoyed a long career as a veterinarian with the federal Department of Agriculture in Manitoba and Ontario. Cesius also supported his relatives in Lithuania, and instilled a love for the Lithuanian language and culture in his children and grandchildren who participate in community activities in Canada, the United States and internationally.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on August 18, 2018 at Lithuanian Martyrs Church, 2185 Stavebank Road, Mississauga.
Online condolences can be made at http://www.FamiliesFirst.ca.
DR. GEOFFREY JOHN LLOYD
M.B., Ch.B., F.R.C.S.(C).
Geoff, (85) died peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital on July 25, 2018. He was born April 11, 1933, in Sheffield, England.
This physician, outdoor adventurer, and educator will be remembered with love by Barbara, Neil, Karen (Carl), Anne, Alison, John, Janet, Leslie (Courtenay), John, Stephen (Paolina), and Jacqueline, Beck, Nicole, Jessie, Myriah, Matthew, Brianna, Lindsay, Joshua, Nolan, and Paige.
A service will be held at St.
Clement's Church, 70 St.
Clements Avenue, Toronto.
Friday, August 17th at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Nature Conservancy of Canada, firstname.lastname@example.org.
VINETTA MARY LUNN (nee Burke)
Oct 23, 1917 - Aug 3, 2018 At 100 years, in Montreal. Predeceased by her husband, Hugh Lunn in 2011.
She leaves her children, Bridget, Anthony and Sarah; grandchildren, Naomi, Isabelle, Anne-Mathilde, Catherine, and Sebastian; and four great-grandchildren. Also her niece, Roberta Young of Barrie and many Lunn nieces and nephews.
Vinetta was born in Toronto to Anne Purtle (born of Irish parents from Galway and Cashel) and Gerald Burke (born in Joggins, NS of Acadian parents). She attended Loretto College and St.
Michael's College (University of Toronto) graduating with a BA in 1938. During the war she worked in Ottawa and Vancouver on government war effort jobs, then joined the Navy as a WREN. Posts included Halifax and Cornwallis, NS and England where she worked in London until the end of the war and where her future husband was in the RCAF. All her life, she kept in touch with her many friends in the Navy.
After the war Vinetta and Hugh married in Vancouver, had three children and moved frequently back and forth from Canada to Europe, including Vancouver, Montreal, Chicoutimi, Isle of Wight (England), Guernsey, Brussels and Zweibrucken (Germany). Settling in Ottawa in 1965, Vinetta worked at the public library and the National Gallery library. The last move was to Vancouver in the 70s where Vinetta worked at the UBC psychiatry library and where they lived on the waterfront for over 35 years in False Creek, Vancouver.
In retirement, she and Hugh loved to travel through North America and Europe, play tennis every day and read. Vinetta especially loved hosting her grandchildren in Vancouver every summer.
There will be a funeral Mass at St. Irenaeus Church (3030 Delisle, Montreal) on Saturday, August 11 at 9 a.m. followed by a reception.
Online condolences may be sent to dignitequebec.com.
GEORGE LUCIUS O'BRIEN
September 19, 1944 August 4, 2018 Passed away peacefully in Toronto after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Loving husband of Beth. Proud father of Liam (Nina), Katie, and Meg (predeceased). Cherished brother of Deirdre, Brian (Barbara), and Ruth (predeceased). George will be greatly missed by his relatives and friends. He will also be missed by colleagues at York University where he taught mathematics since 1971.
A private service will take place at a later date.
JULIA MACDONALD ORMSBY (Drysdale) "Bammy"
July 4, 1931 - July 24, 2018 Passed away peacefully at Kilrie, aged 87, after a long illness bravely born. Beloved wife of Anthony, mother of Anne, Penny, John, and Claire, and much loved grandmother of 13.
Thanksgiving service took place at Auchtertool Kirk on Friday, August 3, 2018.
Donations may be given if so desired in aid of Cure Parkinson's Trust and Sandpiper Trust, in the UK.
C.M., O.M., Q.C.
It is with great sadness that the family of Roland Penner remembers his passing on May 31, 2018.
A celebration of Roland's life will take place on Thursday, August 23 at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Avenue (across from Brookside Cemetery) at 11:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Roland's memory can be made to the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, the Council of Canadians or to any arts or social justice charity of your choice.
Neil Bardal Funeral Centre 204-949-2200 neilbardalinc.com
MORLEY MAYHEW POWELL
1930 - 2018
Shortly after a fun, happy interaction with some of his very caring caregivers at Sunset Manor, Morley's wonderful journey of 88 years ended on July 21, 2018.
Dearly loved, (often late) husband of Diane since 1959. Loving, very proud father to Bruce (Melanie Boyd-Brown) and Jodi (Kevin Clark) and much loved and loving "Gramps" to Hudson, Sawyer and Zuzu, Meghan, Jessica and Jeremy. Dear Uncle to Shelley Robson and brother-in-law to Robbie McKenzie of Vancouver.
Ottawa born, Queens Commerce 1952 and Western MBA 1954.
Summers working at Jasper Park Lodge where he met many lifelong friends and the future love of his life, Di Robson, from Vancouver.
His happy, very rewarding career in food and beverage industries had him travelling all of Canada, Europe, California and Australia.
It also had his family living in Toronto, St. John's, Vancouver and Oakville before retiring to Collingwood in 1996. Mo had a cup half full attitude and a smile and warmth to light up a room.
He loved big band music, cool jazz, sudoku, football, skiing, golf, a perfect martini and his many great friends. With world wide travel, canoes to paddle, boats to sail, golf and tennis balls to hit, cottages to enjoy, gondolas, chair lifts, tuktuks, rickshaws, horses, elephants and camels to ride plus a 652lb Blue Fin Tuna to catch in Newfoundland and Labrador Life was Good! Sadly missed, remembered and loved forever by all who knew him.
Celebration of a Life well lived will be held Friday, September 14 from 2 p.m. at Devils Glen Country Club, Simcoe County Rd. 124, Glen Huron, ON.
Donations may be made to Parkinson Society Canada or Collingwood General and Marine Hospital.FriendsmayvisitMorley's online Book of Memories at http://www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com.
GWEN RAPOPORT (nee Goodrich)
January 21, 1921 - August 9, 2018 Peacefully at home. Widow of Anatol Rapoport, beloved mother of Anya, Alexander and Anthony, grandmother of Leo and Brenagh. Lifelong community builder, from Cooperative League of the USA and Cooperative Health Federation of America to her Toronto home, a hub for friends, neighbours, musicians and activists since 1970.
THOMAS PETER ROCKLIFFE "Wayne"
Born in Swan River, Manitoba.
Wayne passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 playing golf, a passion he loved.
Predeceased by father, James Henry; mother, Elizabeth Kirk; and sisters, Beverley Winter and Dorris Braithwaite. Will be lovingly missed by Marilyn Bardeau. Survived by brother, Morris; loving sons, Roman (Ali) and Blayne (Niki); and adoring grandchildren, Tristan, Chanel, Gunnar, London and Westin.
Wayne had a distinguished career as a Chartered Accountant after graduating from the University of Toronto, working for Hollinger before moving into stock and tech fields with CMQ and Computerland. His passion for golf was only matched by his love of real estate investment, where he owned and operated commercial and residential properties throughout Oakville.
A dedicated entrepreneur who refused to retire, he always knew the value of a dollar, telling us boys, "If you watch the pennies, the dollars will take care of themselves." If not in the office, he could be found on the links with his Tuesday morning seniors group at Clublink, or cheering on his beloved grandson's '08 Oakville Ranger team from the stands or behind the goal line.
His interests were many: horses, travelling, music, family, and fitness. He spoke often about his parents and siblings, his early life growing up in Toronto, British Columbia, and finally Oakville. He loved his sons and their families and was so proud of their achievements and had wonderful hopes and dreams for them. A social man, he fit so seamlessly into everyone's life, charming family and friends wherever he went. A public toast to a great son, brother, father and grandfather. Taken too soon but forever remembered.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Scott Mission.
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Died peacefully in Toronto on August 8, 2018 in his 87th year. Devoted and loving husband to Mary for 64 years.
Cherished father of Robin (spouse Lisa Stables) and Sabrina (spouse Dave O'Connor). Proud grandfather of Julian, Eamon, Sean, Avalon and Madlen.
Alec lived a full, adventurous life, travelling the globe with Mary by his side, and working in various countries on three continents. He was a gifted artist and gardener, and at all times, a true gentleman. He will be missed tremendously.
In keeping with Alec's wishes, a cremation with no service has already taken place. We will celebrate his life at a later date. His family thanks Drs.
Trinos and Myers, and the staff at Bridgepoint for their kindness and exceptional care. Personal online condolences may be made at http://www.mcdbrowneglinton.ca.
In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
HOWARD JOHN WATSON
June 3, 1932 - August 8, 2018 Howard passed away peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit of Sunnybrook Hospital with his wife and his daughter, Karen, by his side.
Howard was born on a farm near Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan. He leaves behind his loving wife of 58 years, Margaret; his children, Karen (Mortimer Phills) and Miriam (Steven Christie); his grandchildren, Johnathan and Katelin Phills, Zachary and Dylan Christie; his sister, Gwen Favel; his brothers, George and Doug; and his extended family, Nariman, Amanda, Cheyenne and Shawnee Matinnia. His parents and his brothers, Don, Mel, Al, and Bill, predeceased him.
Howard earned his degrees in arts and theology at St.
Andrew's College, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon.
In 1958, he was ordained a Minister of the United Church of Canada and served for four years as a minister on a four point Charge in Saskatchewan. In 1963, he was awarded his Master of Social Work degree at the University of Toronto.
Howard worked as a Social Worker in a number of agencies until he established his own business, an Employee Assistance Program.
Howard was an active member of the congregation at Eglinton United Church and Eglinton St. George's United Church. He was a member of the Choir in both of these churches.
After retiring from full time work, Howard took an active role in Seniors Organizations where his focus was on housing issues. Howard enjoyed his role as a grandfather and was always interested in his grandchildren's activities.
A Memorial Service will be held at Eglinton St. George's United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd., Toronto on Wednesday, August 15 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.
JOYCE NAOMI WATSON
1924 - 2018
Born in Toronto, Ontario. Our dear friend Joyce passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 1, 2018.
She was predeceased by her parents, Miriam and John Watson; and her sister, Evelyn.
One of the greatest loves in her life were the 30 years she spent teaching the mentally challenged. Joyce also loved all wildlife creatures and spent 60 years sharing life with them on her beloved Campbell Island in Georgian Bay.
Joyce will be sadly missed by many and especially by her friend and companion of many years, Karen Chi-Ying Li.
She will also be missed by her adopted Chinese families, the Tongs and the Li's.
As per Joyce's request, there will not be a funeral or celebration of life. She wished only to be remembered through good memories of times spent together during her life and times on Georgian Bay.
PROFESSOR LEO ZAWADOWSKI
A distinguished linguist and romance language philologist, passed away on August 4, 2018 in his 104th year. He taught in underground schools during the occupation of Warsaw, and after the war was appointed chairman of the Department of Linguistics in Wroclaw University. Later he chaired the Dept. of Languages at Lakehead University. His highly respected scientific research continues to be widely quoted and his seminal works, "Inductive Semantics and Syntax" and "Linguistic Theory of Language" are considered classics.
On the occasion of his 100th birthday, the Polish National Academy of Sciences, honoured him with a plenary symposium devoted entirely to his lifetime achievement.
Predeceased by his beloved wife, Yvonne (Iwona); mourned by his sons, Raphael, Peter, and Andrew (Iris); his grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.