Thursday, August 9, 2018
DR. NANCY M. DUNNE
It is with profound sorrow that we must announce the passing of Nancy M. Dunne on August 4, 2018. She was 63. She leaves behind her loving husband of 32 years, C.
Richard Fischer and her dear family of sister Cathy Dunne; brother Ken Dunne; nephews, Graham Prosser, Simon Prosser, Aaron Prosser, Arthur Dunne; niece, Vanessa Dunne; and many other dear family and friends. Nancy was predeceased by her father, Donald Dunne and mother, Melita Dunne.
A ceremony commemorating her life will be held at the York Cemetery and Funeral Centre (at the Centre) 160 Beecroft Road, near Sheppard and Yonge. Visitation will be Thursday, August 9, 4-8 p.m. and Friday, August 10, 10-11 a.m. with the funeral to follow at 11:00 a.m. Reception will be 12-2 p.m.
In memory of Nancy and in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Ontario Equestrian, the Toronto Botanical Gardens or the Humber River Hospital.
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Businessman, entrepreneur, gardener, living room philosopher.
Born October 30, 1928, in London, England, passed away peacefully in Burlington on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at the age of 89. Devoted and loving husband to Gladys for 62 years. Cherished father of Paul (spouse Luisa) and Sue. Proud grandfather of Mark, Katrina, Brent, Maija and Ryan. Son of Harry and Louisa. Dear brother of Marion, John and Pauline.
Peter's interest in gardening developed at an early age. While he could not remember the house he lived in as a boy, he fondly remembered his parent's garden, a garden in which he was told not to play on the vegetable plot and not to eat the fruit from the gooseberry and blackcurrant bushes before they were ripe.
This last lesson seemed to stick with Peter as he grew into a successful entrepreneur and businessman. After he and Gladys immigrated to Canada, they started married life, not only without any money, but in deficit, owing $5 on the installment plan for Gladys' winter coat.
Fiercely intelligent and driven by his curiosity and discipline, Peter worked hard within the shoe industry, an industry his own father was connected to, as a worker in a boot and shoe warehouse in London. Peter worked his way from being a shoe salesman, to owning a children's shoe shop, to ultimately creating his own successful winter boot company.
Beyond business, he was always curious about the customs, cultures and ways of life extending beyond his own and was an avid traveler, reaching all corners of the globe with Gladys by his side.
This curiosity permeated into his intimate family circle, as he was always interested in knowing about the details of his children and grandchildren's jobs, studies and interests.
Peter spent his retired years enjoying the fruits of his labour, puttering about his idyllic garden, engaging in political and philosophical conversations and debates, enjoying the simple pleasures of a cup of tea, sweets, and toffee and spending time with those he loved. His sharp wit and keen sense of humour continued up until his last days, as he cheekily continued to crack jokes from his hospital bed.
He truly was an exceptional man in all regards and will be missed tremendously.
In keeping with Peter's wishes, a cremation and a private service for immediate family members will take place. A celebration of life will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations made to The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), an organization which was a huge help to Peter during his later years would be greatly appreciated.
Born in Portland, Maine, May 28, 1939 - Died in Toronto, August 7, 2018. On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, after a lengthy illness and surrounded by his family. Son of the late Ethel and Rabbi Mendel Lewittes, z"l, David is survived by his wife, Denise; his children, Malka (Elan Pratzer), Lori (Ted Saskin), Avi, Dini (Andi Lewittes), and Nathalie (Richard Wachsberg).
He is also survived by his siblings Joseph (Esther Lewittes), Pnina (Moshe Raziel) and Rhona. His seventeen grandchildren include Ariella, Noam and Aviva Pratzer, Oren, Aliza and Michael (Hillary), and Tamar Saskin, Dani, Eitan and Orly Lewittes, Jonathan, Aaron, Isaac and Nomi Tannenbaum, and Jacqueline, Daniel and Andrew Wachsberg. He attended Maimonides School in Boston before moving to Montreal. David attended Talmud Torah, Merkaz HaTorah and McGill University.
Moved to Toronto in 1978 and in the midst of his business career received his PhD in Modern European History from the University of Toronto. The family wishes to extend appreciation to David's devoted caregiver Merilyn Maranez and the medical care provided by Dr. Giulia Perri and the Palliative Care team at Baycrest Hospital. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West for service on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Interment Adath Israel Synagogue Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Donations may be made to the David Lewittes Memorial Fund at UJA, donations may be made by calling 416-631-5685.
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.
THOMAS PETER ROCKLIFFE
"Wayne" 1937-2018 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.
A Visitation will take place on Friday, August 10, 2018 from 6 p.m until 8 p.m. at Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Scott Mission.
Please visit the book of memories at http://www.wardfuneralhome.com
HEATHER JANE WARD
With great sadness Linda and Fred Ward announce the passing of our daughter, Heather on Sunday, August 5, 2018. A Celebration of Heather's Life will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Richmond Hill United Church, 10201 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, ON, L4C3B2.
In lieu of flowers donations, may be made to The Raymond James Canada Foundation, in support of The Ward Family Charitable Foundation, and will be directed toward assisting homeless and displaced women and girls.
Further details will be available shortly through http://www.ThompsonFH-Aurora.com