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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – Page B16


Forever missed.


March 5, 1926 July 7, 2018.

Lois died of natural causes after a long and inspiring life.

An incredible role model, Lois sought to understand and bring together different cultures and religions long before it entered mainstream thought. She demonstrated how courage, compassion, and empathy were by far the greatest display of strength.

Always ready to lend a hand, or an ear, she provided counsel and maintained the confidences of countless people in her personal and professional lives.

Born in Moose Jaw, Sask. and raised on the prairies, she embodied that renowned tough resolve. Lois trained as a nurse, starting in Saskatoon before moving to Toronto General Hospital, where she graduated as an RN. She went on the become a flight attendant - single nurses only back then! - with Trans Canada Airlines (now Air Canada). After her marriage and having her children, she returned to nursing in hospitals and helped open Scarborough Centenary. Later still, she returned to university, completing the Public Health Nursing program at U of T, then commenced her career with Scarborough Public Health and remained there until her retirement.

While a flight attendant, she met the love of her life and future husband, William (Bill).

They were married in December 1951 and celebrated 60 years of marriage before Bill's passing in 2012. Lois and Bill are survived by their 3 children: Hugh (Nancy), Barbara (Chad), Bruce (Lori); 4 grandchildren: Jasmine (Brad), Mackenzie, Connor, and Jordan; their great grandchild Savannah; several nieces and nephews; and "adopted" daughter and granddaughter Ruth and Natasha.

Lois was: a mom, wife, daughter, sister, grandmother, aunt, neighbour, nurse, counselor, and confidante. She was all that and so much more, but most of all, she was known as a true friend to all she knew.

Her family would like to thank the tireless, excellent staff at The Village of Taunton Mills: those in the seniors' residence; and especially the doctor, nurses, therapists, PSWs and administrators in the Dryden wing (long-term care). Thank you so much for your kindness and compassion towards Mom and the family.

There will be no funeral, but the family will have a Celebration of Life at a later date. In memory of Lois, please be kind to one another, and in lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.

MARY HULL (nee Borthwick) Mary (Borthwick)

Hull passed away peacefully, and in her own home on July 4, 2018, one month after her 91st birthday. To the end of her days she was an independent and spirited woman whose smile could light up a room. Matriarch, child advocate, classic movie buff and mentor to many, Mary is lovingly remembered by daughter, Deborah Rae (Robert); son, George (Marion); grandsons, Geoffrey and Jason (Lisa), and their mother, Beryl; two brighteyed great grandsons, Leif and Zayne; sister, Jessie and her family and Mary's nephews and their families in the U.K.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland on June 4, 1927 to Flora and John Borthwick, Mary had three beloved sisters, Jessie, Joan and Joyce. She was educated and trained as a Nursery Nurse before immigrating to Alberta, Canada where she grew to love the sunny blue skies. A passionate advocate for children, Mary was on the front lines of formulating quality day care standards for the City of Edmonton with the Department of Social Services.

In 1966, she became Executive Director of the city's first municipally funded non-profit centre. The Community Day Nursery was a model centre that set the bar high for others to follow, and hundreds of children and families knew it as a magical place that was well ahead of its time in the field of early childhood development.

Mary got to know everyone who came through the nursery's doors - from toddlers to grandparents - taking an active interest in their lives. She was entirely committed to the principle that non-profit quality childcare is a public service, and an intelligent investment in our nation's present and future.

Even well after retirement, Mary continued to hear from parents and children - and from former staff and board members who became good friends. Shirley, Lorna, and Linda-Sue, Deborah, Tony, Pamela and Irene will greatly miss their visits and phone calls. So will many other dear friends who enjoyed a chat and a good laugh with her.

Mary had a quick wit and a wonderful sense of style. Despite dealing with a debilitating chronic illness for close to a decade she could still enjoy putting on a great pair of shoes or a new jacket. If a piece of chocolate was close by - that only made it better.

Mary loved her family and her home. A network of friends and neighbours; longtime caregivers Rita and Dana (and later Jane, Carla, Cristin, Tonya, Melody and Nida); Jenny and other health care providers; Drs. Cahill and Dusang, and her local pharmacy - in a word, her community - helped make it possible for Mary to remain in her home and living life on her own terms. Her family will be forever grateful for this gift of friendship and support.

A Celebration of Life will be held in early September. Your kind remembrance of Mary is enough but should you wish to make a donation in lieu of flowers, the family suggests a children's charity of your choice. To send condolences and for upcoming service details, please visit


Passed away on July 8, 2018, at Toronto General Hospital.

Born in Flushing, New York on August 5, 1941, and the daughter of the late Henry J. Fine and the late Florence Fine.

Mother of Gabrielle Domingues (Victor Domingues), grandmother of Max Domingues and Rosie Domingues, sister of Lorraine J.

Fine, aunt of Ari Glantz, and wife of Vytas Mickevicius.

Frances lived a rewarding life.

During her career, she worked in administration at Rockefeller University, McGill University, and the Toronto General Hospital.

Her wide interests encompassed travel, art, books, movies, food, and music, with opera being a passion. She lived with grace and courage, and made life richer for her family and friends. She will be missed by all.

Special thanks to the compassionate physicians, nurses, and other staff at Toronto General Hospital who cared for Frances and made her final days bearable for her and her family.

A memorial gathering with family and friends will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Morley Bedford Funeral Home at 159 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Toronto General & Toronto Western Hospital Foundation.


Died on Sunday, July 8, 2018 in her hundred and first year, in her home at Amica at City Centre, Mississauga. Gene was the beloved wife of Gil, who died in 2005. She will be missed by her daughters, Mary Victoria and Anne Elizabeth; her sons-in-law, Scott and John; her granddaughters, Rachel, Claire and Jane; her loving sister, Marion Gould; and by many nieces and nephews on both sides of the family.

Heartfelt thanks to all the Amica staff for 12 years of warm and affectionate care, and to Marion and her daughter, Mavis and Gene's dear friend, Bridie for their constant support. We are also grateful to Gene's many friends who continued to brighten her life as the years went on.

Gene had an unmatched zest for life; she travelled avidly and was a tireless correspondent with friends around the world. She showed great courage in facing life's challenges, always with lipstick and earrings.

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy 10 N. of QEW) on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 12 noon until the time of the service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Canadian Hearing Society or charity of one's choice.


Dr. James K.Y. Yao, renowned cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon at St. Michael's Hospital and assistant professor at the University of Toronto, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 5, 2018.

He will be dearly missed by his friend and partner, Wanda, and by his ten children: Andrew (Elena); Jennifer (Byron); Emily (Roger); Christopher; Sean (Hui Ling); Sarah (Evan); Gregory; Timothy (Alexandra); Matthew (Meghan) and Courtney.

Survived by his sisters, Sue and Connie, his fourteen grandchildren, ten nieces and nephews, and countless friends and colleagues.

Predeceased by Candace Yao, mother of his children.

Dr. Yao's courageous commitment to life continued to the end, in spite of many health challenges in recent years. He is smiling now, enjoying a well-earned cigar.

The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17th. Funeral service will be held in Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen Street East, on Wednesday, July 18th at 11:00 a.m. with private interment to follow in St. James Cemetery.

If desired, donations to the Hemodialysis Unit or Heart and Vascular Program at St. Michael's Hospital are appreciated. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www.

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