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Thursday, July 12, 2018 – Page B15


It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected death of Joseph Chertkow on July 9, 2018 in Toronto. Joe was a devoted and loving son to his mother, Evelyn, and his father, Gerald, who predeceased him in 2013. He is survived by his son, Daniel, whom he adored; and by his beloved friend, Marie Natanson, whose support and kindness has been unfailing.

He leaves behind a family shocked and heartbroken by his loss, including loving younger siblings, Howard (Ann) and Patricia (Robert); and many nieces, nephews, and cousins whom he cherished. Joe grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and London, Ontario, graduating from the University of Western Ontario's Faculty of Law in 1975 with a Bachelor of Law (LL.B) and some of the highest marks ever awarded in the school's history. He obtained an LL.M. in 1976 from the London School of Economics and Political Science and entered the Faculty of Law of the University of British Columbia, before moving into the private sector. Joe worked as a legislation and policy consultant for London Life, Royal Trust and Royal Bank.

He then embarked on a third career as an international legal and regulatory expert, designing and drafting new legislative and regulatory frameworks for Asian banks in Vietnam, Mongolia, Cambodia and elsewhere.

Joe was an intense, erudite and brilliant man who was fiercely loyal and generous to those he loved. He was known and admired for his quirky wit, encyclopedic knowledge of rock trivia, passion for travel, and terrible Ed Sullivan impersonations.

He will be so missed.

Funeral will be Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street, London, Ontario, N6B 1V5. Please check their website Friday to confirm time,

Donations in honour of Joe may be made to UNICEF Canada: 1-800-567-4483 or

Expressions of sympathy may be made through Logan Funeral Home (519) 433-6181 or online at


April 20, 1933 - July 6, 2018 In Westmount, Quebec on Friday July 6th at the age of 85. Predeceased by her loving husband, Philip H. B.

Hamilton. Beloved mother of Ross Hamilton (Nancy Longworth) of Montreal, Margaret "Meg" Hamilton of Ottawa, Sheila Hamilton and Louise Hamilton (Chris Walsh) of Toronto, dearest grandmother of Pamela (Mitch Wellman), Andrew and Carolyn Hamilton and Declan and Eileen Walsh.

Judy was the cherished only child of the late Richard E.

Patton and Amelia McMaster Patton.

Visitation on Monday, July 16 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at The Mount Royal Funeral Complex, 1297 Chemin de la Foret Outremont, Québec, H2V 2P9. (514) 279-6540

In keeping with her devout Christian faith, Judy's life will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 17 at 11:00 a.m. with a funeral liturgy and Eucharist at St. Philip's Anglican Church, 25 Brock Ave. Montreal-West, Québec H4X 2G1.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Chez Doris at or The Sixteen Island Lake Union Church.


At Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit on July 10, 2018 at the age of 68. He will be sadly missed by his partner, Maureen Nichols; and his children, Christine Jacobs (Howard), Lisa Robbie (Steve Attwater), and Neil Emby; grandchildren, Dylan, Merina, Christoper, and Andrew; sister, Sally Jackson-Dent (Ron); and niece, Carly Presidente; a host of family and friends; dear members of the Peterborough Duplicate Bridge Club, and colleagues from his lifelong career at Scotiabank.

A private family service will be held at the Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre, 356 Rubidge Street, with a Public Memorial Service to be held at a later date. Thank you to Dr. Beamish and the nursing team at PRHC Palliative Care Unit. If so desired, in memory of Richard, memorial donations to Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit or the Peterborough Humane Society would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be made at


With great sadness we announce the passing of J. Patricia (Pat) Nowlan on Monday, July 9, 2018. Much loved and cherished wife of Dwight, proud mother of Ruth Nowlan, Katherine (Donald) Geisler and Michael (Christine) Nowlan. She was a devoted and loving grandmother to Jessica, Samuel, Jocelyn, Joel, Ryan and James. Left to mourn are brothers, Allen (Marilyn), Gordon (Irene); sisters, Lorraine, Marion, Barbara (El) and Juanita. Pat was predeceased by brother, Ken (Joan). She also leaves to mourn her brothers and sisters-in-law and many nieces, nephews and cousins whom she loved dearly.

Pat's greatest delight was her family and she cherished every opportunity to visit, laugh, encourage and support them. Her Christian faith was unassumingly worn and guided her throughout her life.

Pat was born in St. John's, Newfoundland in December 1940.

She grew up in Corner Brook and joined the Bank of Montreal in 1957. She met Dwight the same year in the bank and moved on to marry and have three children. In subsequent years Pat worked as a church secretary in many churches across Canada.

In her later years she followed her dreams and went back to school for her Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Master of Divinity, and then proceeded to provide pastoral care to the elderly and infirm adults in long term care. Pat and her family lived in Newfoundland, PEI, Montreal, Burlington, Calgary, Edmonton and Oakville, Ontario. Pat retired from formal work in 2008, but continued to guest preach as needed.

Pat took advantage of every opportunity to travel, enjoy frequent visits with family, and relishing every chance to take advantage of the world which was so different from her small home town. Life for her had a sense of wonder and she was grateful for every chance she had to expand her view of life and the world.

She was a woman of faith that she shared quietly and faithfully to those she encountered. Her strong Christian faith, much tested over the years, gave her perspective and it was a privilege for her to live her faith serving where she could.

The family wishes to gratefully acknowledge the wonderful treatment she received from the caring palliative care providers: Dr. Benjamin, Nurse Jadwiga, Ian Anderson House and Saher who were heaven sent.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to Loyola House - Ignatius Jesuit Centre, Guelph, Ontario or Central Baptist Church.

Visitation: Friday, July 13th, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Kopriva Taylor Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville.

Celebration of Life: Central Baptist Church, 340 Rebecca Street, Oakville on Saturday, July 14th at 11:00 a.m.


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.


Gretchen Walker (Ratz) passed away in Midland, Ontario on July 7, 2018. Predeceased by her husband and life partner of 62 years, Jo; parents, Gordon and Katherine Ratz; sisters, Johanne Ratz and Kay Staib. Gretchen is survived and mourned by children, Peggy Hankey (Peter) of France, and Jim Walker of Toronto; grandchildren, Robert (Aimée), Kate and William Hankey, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends, especially Karen Grenier of Midland.

Born in Tavistock on October 22nd 1927, Gretchen graduated in Domestic Science from University of Toronto and qualified as a teacher. She and her family lived in London England for 30 years, and travelled extensively around the world. Gretchen was an accomplished hostess, seamstress, bridge player, golfer, baker cook, and gardener. Cremation has taken place. Interment will be at a later date in Stratford, Ontario. Arrangements entrusted to the Nicholls Funeral Home (330 Midland Avenue, Midland).


On July 10, 2018 in Ottawa.

Beloved son of Daniel Yashinsky and Carol Zavitz. Dear brother of Natty Zavitz. Devoted grandson of Palomba and the late Jack Yashinsky, and Shirley and the late James R. Zavitz. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (three lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Shiva at 19 Kenwood Avenue, Toronto. If you wish to make a donation in Jacob's name, please consider the Ontario Prader-Willi Syndrome Association or charity of your choice. Cherished son, brother, grandson, friend, crossing guard, poet, scrabble and backgammon ace, photographer, jeweller, kayak fisherman, disability advocate, lover of good food, son of St.

Clair West, mensch.

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