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Thursday, April 18, 2019 – Page B16


Passed away at the Cama Woodland Long Term Care facility on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the age of 92. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Henry. Private services were held. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel 416-767-3153.


March 15, 1919 - April 15, 2019 Bill passed away peacefully, leaving Janet Campbell (Robbins), his loving wife of 16 years. He was predeceased by his first wife Betty Campbell (MacKay) after 50 years of life together. He leaves behind his three sons, John (Nancy), James (Rebecca), Ken (Janet) along with 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Bill was born in North Toronto, attended Allenby Public School and North Toronto Collegiate. He taught in a one-room school house in Burk's Falls until World War II when he enlisted in the RCAF. He was trained in the new field of radar, and earned a commission. As Flight Officer, he was stationed in Ireland and Scotland where he helped pioneer and teach the use of radar navigation on Sunderland flying boats which patrolled the North Atlantic.

After the war, he enrolled at Ontario Agricultural College in Guelph. He worked in logging camps in B.C. during the summers, and met Betty in Vancouver. After graduation in 1948, Bill worked as a passionate and gifted teacher of science at Richmond Hill High School until 1975.

Following retirement, he obtained his Master of Divinity at Knox College, Toronto, and then served as the minister of Presbyterian Churches in Stirling and Thunder Bay. In his later years, he started a new and wonderful relationship with Jan whose love and friendship nurtured him through to his one hundredth birthday.

Bill was a wonderful father.

He was a man of action, a builder at heart, always with a project on the go. He built the family home in Richmond Hill and a cottage on Go Home Lake. He was Sunday School Superintendent at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church for many years. He loved golf and curling and driving trips.

Most of all, Bill was a man of great faith with a deep love for his Lord, a faith which he shared with family and friends.

A service of thanksgiving and celebration will be held at Thornhill Presbyterian Church on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations, either to the Hill House Hospice in Richmond Hill or the Thornhill Presbyterian Church.

R.S. Kane 416-221-1159


December 26, 1919 April 15, 2019 Died on Monday, April 15, age 99 in Toronto, Ontario.

"Morrie" was born, grew up, and educated in Toronto, serving in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War II. He then worked as a clothing manufacturer and businessman. An avid sportsman, Morrie was a fast friend and above all was passionate about his family, all of whom loved him equally in return. We will miss him dearly.

He was predeceased by his wife, Ida and is survived by family in Canada and Israel: his three children, Elaine Clarfield Gitalis, Mark and Geoffrey; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Donations in memory of our father to the Association for the Soldiers of Israel - Canada.

Funeral at Benjamin's.


1941 - 2019 It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Louise Racicot Décarie, on Sunday April 7, 2019, at the age of 77, at the palliative care unit of the Magog Hospital Center. She is survived by the love of her life, her husband of almost 55 years, Raymond Décarie; her daughters, the pride and joys of her life - Catherine, Isabelle (Mauricio Bussab) and Alexandra (Emmanuel Proux); her beloved grandchildren, Maximilien, Violeta, Victoria and Pénélope; her dear sisters, Mireille (Harvey Campbell) and Monique (Don McIntyre); as well as her nieces, nephew, other relatives and numerous friends.

Louise, a nurse by training, worked in hospitals in her early adult life, and then later in the fields of communication and culture. Throughout her life, she volunteered for numerous causes because she was grateful for the blessings in her life. Louise will be remembered for her sparkling personality, her devotion to her family and her generous way with her friends. She was a caring mother, loving spouse and bighearted grandmother.

We wholeheartedly give thanks to the caring staff at the palliative care unit of the Magog Hospital Center. for their outstanding professionalism and immense empathy. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

A reception to celebrate Louise's life will take place on Saturday, April 27th. Family and friends are warmly invited. A private ceremony to lay her to rest will occur at a later date.

Reception: Ritz-Carlton Hotel of Montreal, Oval Room, 1228, Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, H3G 1H6, Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 2 p.m.

Complexe funéraire Ledoux, Situé au 155, rue Sherbrooke, Magog, QC. Tél. : (819) 843-4473 Téléc.: (819) 843-4563 Courriel: info@ Site internet:


Peacefully passed away April 14, 2019, six days after her 93rd birthday. Marg enjoyed 43 years with her beloved husband, John (Jack) Flett in Etobicoke, Ontario before his death in 2003. She is lovingly remembered by her sons, Andrew (Marie) and Brian (Vicky); grandsons, Lucas (Joti) and Justin (Stefanie); great-grandchildren, Ella and Lyla; sisters, Doreen Morgan and Shirley Payne; and brother, Brian Hay and their families.

She started her nursing career at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton and worked and volunteered with Sick Children's Hospital in Toronto. Marg (aka Nana) will be lovingly remembered for her witty repartee, hosting fabulous dinner parties, her extraordinary culinary skills, delight in classical music, world travel and ongoing faithful commitment to her family, friends, church and charities.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, on Tuesday, April 23rd. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice or Heart and Stroke would be appreciated by the family.


March 3, 1940 April 15, 2019 Aged 79. Peacefully at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto. Born in Halifax, NS, he studied at Dalhousie, the University of Toronto and the London School of Economics.

George taught social sciences at York University from 1968 until his retirement in 2005, but is best known as a longtime education activist, writer and editor, firmly anchored on the Canadian left.

He served as an NDP trustee on the old Toronto Board of Education in the late 1970s and was education advisor to the Ontario NDP at Queens Park prior to the Rae government's election in 1990. He was founding editor of two influential magazines for education activists, This Magazine Is About Schools (from 1966) and Our Schools/Our Selves(from 1988). He worked tirelessly to bring together Ontario teachers, schoolboard workers, parents, students, and union and community activists into broader education coalitions. After his retirement and even as his health began to fail, he continued working with Toronto's Somali community on educational issues, editing an online magazine Education Action, and finding the energy in the last two years to put together two books for posthumous publication: a collection of his most important articles, and a study of education in Ontario combined with an assessment of the future for socialist politics and community building.

George is survived by his beloved wife Elaine MacIntosh.

He was much loved by the children of his extended family: Lisa Repo Martell, Marya Duckworth, Sylvia Duckworth, Tobin MacIntosh, Stephanie MacIntosh and Ryan MacIntosh, and his seven grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at the Giffen-Mack Funeral home (2570 Danforth Ave.,Toronto M4C 1L3, phone 416-698-3121, near the corner of Main and Danforth) on April 23rd and 24th between 1 and 7 p.m. A memorial event will be held on June 19, 2019 from 6 - 9 p.m. at Crow's Theatre, 345 Carlaw. More to follow in School Magazine at https://


After a long and courageous battle Jim passed away on April 15, 2019 at the age of 79. Beloved husband of Karin Nitsch for 23 years. Proud father of Robert (Heather) and Brian (Siobhan).

Adored grandfather of Owen, Esther, and Vera. Dear brother of Clyde, Elossie, and Audrey. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Jim's joy was his family, particularly his grandchildren he always treasured time spent with them.

James was a financial consultant with Investors Group for many years. In his retirement he enjoyed travelling with Karin and playing golf together. Jim was very proud of his Newfoundland roots.

Cremation has taken place; a celebration of Jim's life will take place at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Morgan Funeral Home, 415 Regent St., Niagara-on-the-Lake. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother in her 91st year, on April 16, 2019.

Predeceased by her husband, Robert George Walker.

Mother to Chris Walker (Sandy), Elizabeth Sawyer (Eric), Jennifer Bryant (Jim), Wendy Walker (Chris).

Beloved grandmother to Sarah Elizabeth Walker and Wren Francis Walker.

Friends will be received on Saturday, April 20th from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Oakview Funeral Home, 56 Lakeshore Rd. W. Oakville (1 block east of Kerr St). A Celebration of Life is planned for later in the summer.

June loved flowers, but feel free to donate to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be offered at


April 21, 1999 It is with heavy hearts that we mark the 20th year of Les's passing The amazing Husband, Father, and Friend will never be forgotten.

All our love, Charlene, Jen and Jamie


May 5, 1908 April 18, 2005 Forever in our thoughts.

Lovingly remembered by Sheila, Noel & Beverly, Julian, Donovan, Roya, his many nieces & nephews & family friends.

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