Friday, December 7, 2018
PAMELA FOSTER BIGGS
Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, December 2, 2018, in Toronto at the age of 99.
Predeceased by her loving husband, Richard Crawford.
Loving mother to her three sons, Richard (Ruth), Kenneth (the late Diane), and Jeffrey (Christine).
Proud Grammy to Stacey, Brooke, Sarah and Andrew. Cherished great-grandmother to Emma and Evin. Survived by her sister Christine Karn; predeceased by Eleanor "Bunty" Miller.
Pam enjoyed her tremendous network of friends, reveling in time spent with both family and friends. She had a rare gift of making others feel welcome and appreciated. An elegant, gracious woman with a delightful sense of humour, a master bridge player, artist and lover of crosswords and cryptic puzzles.
Our heartfelt thanks and deepest gratitude for the outstanding care at Amica Balmoral Club, Toronto throughout Pam's fourteen year residency.
A memorial service will be held at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 stop lights west of Yonge St.) on Thursday, December 13th, at 1 p.m. Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, or the charity of your choice.
MARY ELIZABETH COURAGE "Betty"
June 15, 1925 - December 4, 2018
Courage, Betty (née Bradley), 93 years old, passed away at Walden Circle Retirement Living, Mississauga. She passed quietly with the same grace with which she lived a long and productive life and gentle decline with dementia.
Betty was predeceased by husband Pat Courage. She leaves her children Susan, Bill (Sonya Mount), Jane (Dan Breitman) and Sally (Aivy Reinfelds) and grandchildren Gordon (Stephanie Doucet), Douglas and Holly (Curtis McBurney) McMillan, Tierney and Fletcher Courage, Chris and Emily Reinfelds and greatgranddaughter Elizabeth McBurney. Also loved and missed by her stepgrandchildren Laura (Owen), Jackie (Bill), Ian (Ayse) and Kenneth (Julie Jardine) McMillan and families.
Born in Ottawa, raised in Carleton Place, Betty and Pat lived in Toronto, near Stouffville on Morraine Farm and then Unionville. Betty was a nurse (alumnus of the Montreal General), accomplished and loving mother, Stouffville CHATS Program Coordinator, and fiber artisan. Thank you to the wonderful staff at Walden Circle who have cared for Betty over the last three years. Visitation will be held on December 9, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. with service to follow in the chapel at 2:00 p.m. at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St N, Markham, ON L3P 1Y3. A private interment will take place at a later date.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to: Lemonville United Church, MarkhamStouffville Hospital, Canadian Cancer, or a charity of your choice.
CAMERON ANTON DAVIES
On the morning of December 3, 2018, the world was thrown a huge curveball, becoming a little quieter with the passing of beloved husband, admired father, adored son and cherished brother, Cameron Anton Davies.
The loss of his booming voice, infectious laugh, a clap so loud it was embarrassing and, most importantly, his engulfing bear hugs will be tough for his family and friends to overcome. But they will. Larger-than-life Cam would not want it any other way. He touched the lives of more people than anyone can count, and warmed the hearts of everyone he met.
His loving wife, Kristen (née Dickson), will forever miss her best friend; his children, Leighton (5) and Emerson (2), will miss their ultimate hero; and his dog, Fenway, will miss their long walks together.
Cam is also survived by his parents (Anton and Mary), brother, sister-inlaw and two nieces (Galen, Haneen, Nahla and Siena), his in-laws (mother, Bernadette; father, Bruce; brother, Stephan), his extended family, as well as so many amazing colleagues and friends.
Born October 20, 1977, Cam made the world a better and brighter place from Day One. While he was an irrational Detroit Lions fan, the world was lucky to have him, even though his time was far too short.
Enjoy your glass of wine walking through your vineyard in the sky, Cam. We love you, and will see you again. Fist bump! Visitation will be held at Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Rd., Toronto (east gate entrance, north of St. Clair Ave. 416485-5572) on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A Celebration of Life will take place in the Chapel on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. with one hour gathering prior.
Nothing was more important to Cam than his two young children.
He'd want them to have the brightest future and the most opportunity. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to their education fund through https:// http://www.gofundme.com/fund-forleighton-amp-emerson-davies.
CARL REGINALD MOREY
Toronto, July 14, 1934 Toronto, December 3, 2018 Son of Reginald and Julia Beatrice (Mabey) Morey; predeceased by younger brother, Paul (2000).
Carl Morey was educated in Toronto at McMurrich Public School, Oakwood Collegiate Institute, the Royal Conservatory of Music, and the University of Toronto. He received a PhD from Indiana University, where he studied closely with Willi Apel and with Paul Nettl, whose assistant he was. He taught at Wayne State University and the University of Windsor, and, in summer, at Monteith College, the Colorado College of the Arts, and Indiana University. In 1970, he joined the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, where he remained until retirement in 2000; he held the Jean A.
Chalmers Chair in Canadian Music 1991-2000, and served as Dean 1984-90.
Remembered by his beloved daughter, Rachel and by Emma Whitehead; and by friends, colleagues and former students.
He passed away after a long illness and choosing MAiD.
There will be no ceremonies.
GLENYS (DEE) MCALPINE (née Gibson)
It is with great sadness that the family of Glenys McAlpine announce her passing on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
Beloved and devoted wife and life partner of Charles Lockhart McAlpine. Loved mother to Lisa (Ron Schwass) and Andy (Carolyn Third). Proud Granny to Alex, Charlotte and Chloe. She loved each of the family's six Springer Spaniels over the years and more recently Foxy, in Grand Cayman.
Glenys was a beautiful and vibrant force of light and happiness to her many friends and extended family of cousins. She grew up in Stratford, Ontario and worked summers in Muskoka where she met her husband of 60 years, Charles.
They began their life together studying at the University of Western Ontario and moved to Toronto in 1960 where they were long-time residents in Hogg's Hollow. In 1966, they purchased a large tract of land on Lake Rosseau where they built a magnificent home on the shores of Skeleton Bay. Over the last 15 years they managed to live half the year on the Lake which was their cherished peaceful spot of nature and beauty.
An accomplished painter, Glenys was constantly sketching and painting nature as she observed it, whether it was in The Valley, Muskoka, Sandestin, or Grand Cayman, her favourite places to be. She leaves behind many groups of friends and family in each of these places where she would swim, golf and paint.
The family would like to especially thank Dr. Kristy Wasson for her unbelievably compassionate care during the past year and Dr. Shady Ashamalla and all the incredible doctors, nurses and staff at Sunnybrook and the Odette Cancer Centre, who treated and cared for Glenys with compassion, affection and focus.
Private cremation has occurred and a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. If desired and as an expression of sympathy, please consider making a donation to the Muskoka Conservancy, www.
muskokaconservancy.org, in Glenys McAlpine's name. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
Passed away peacefully with family by her side on December 6, 2018. Beloved wife of Harvey for 65 yers. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Randall and Jennifer Sterling, Bonnie Grundman and Eon D'Ornellas.
Dear sister and sister-in-law of Marv Richie and Caryl Baker, Steve and Barb Richie. Devoted Bubbie of Adam and Natali, Jason, Carly, Michael, Jamie, and David. Will also be sadly missed by Rowena Cayaban. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.
Interment in the Beth Sholom section for Mount Sinai Cemetery.
Shiva at 625 Avenue Road, unit# 403, Toronto. Memorial donations may be made to The Baycrest Foundation c/o The Roz Sterling Memorial Fund, 416-785-4295.
WYNDHAM A. STROVER
Passed away peacefully at the age of 98 on November 25, 2018 with his stepdaughter, Lynne-Marie Casgrain (Julius Grey) and his step-grandson, Alex Grey, by his side.
Wyndham was predeceased by his parents, Wyndham George Strover and Mildred (Evans) Strover; his first wife, Alice (Gillmor) Strover; his loving partner, Marie-Claire Kirkland; his siblings, Miles Strover and Elizabeth (Strover) Price; and his close cousins, Douglas Johnston and Phyllis (Johnston) Housez. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Annette Strover; his nephews, Jonathan Price, Miles Price, and Antony Strover; his nieces, Elizabeth (Price) McCrudden and Sally (Strover) N o r t h ; a s w e l l as his dear cousin, David Miles Johnston; stepgrandchildren, Charles Grey and Genevieve Grey; and many cousins and relatives.
Wyndham was a veteran of WWII, an accomplished lawyer, and worked tirelessly at the Department of Veteran's Affairs as a Pension Advocate in Saint John, New Brunswick. He was a gentle, intelligent and elegant man, a Mason, a sailor, a golfer, a private champion of Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble and always a "veteran at heart."