Friday, November 16, 2018
AGNES DAVIDSON McLEOD ABERDEIN (nee Muir)
Passed away peacefully at 92 years of age on November 11, 2018. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta and moved to St.
Catharines, Ontario where she spent her childhood and much of her married life.
She is predeceased by her husband, Glen Earl Aberdein (1989). Dear sister to Jacqueline Marshall. Loving aunt (Ampie) to Katherine (David) MacRae and David (Liz) Marshall. Great aunt to Stephanie Marshall and Marshall MacRae.
Agnes graduated from the Mack Training School of Nursing, St. Catharines in 1947. She loved her calling and was proud of her achievements in this field. She was a life time member of the May Court Club of St.
Catharines. Also, a long time member of St. Catharines Golf and Curling Club and former member and past ladies president of Lambton Golf and Country Club, Toronto.
She enjoyed her golf, curling and bridge at both clubs.
Many thanks to the staff at Rockwood Mennonite Home, Waterloo who made her latter years comfortable and peaceful. At Agnes' request cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date.
EDNA ISABELLA BARKER
November 10, 1923 November 4, 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Edna Barker (née Oke) at West Park Long Term Care Center, her home for the last several years, one week before her 95th birthday.
Beloved wife, for over 69 years, of Frank, and mother of Frances Topa (Michael) and John (Alana Shields Barker). Grandmother of Graham Topa (Lauren Baker), Sarah Topa (Ryan Carr), Matthew Topa (Erin Humes) and Andrew Barker. Great-grandmother of Hannah and Gillian Topa and Silas Topa-Carr. The family has chosen to hold a private memorial service. For those who wish, donations in Edna's memory may be made to Christian Blind Mission, a charity close to Edna's heart, or to any other charity of choice. Online condolences and donations may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca
BARBARA LOUISE DAVIDSON (Joy)
Our beautiful mother and grandmother died peacefully at Humber Heights LTC on November 9, 2018 in her 94th year. She was predeceased by her husband, John; her mother, Amy Dunn Joy; father, William Thomas Joy; brothers, Paul and Tom Joy; sister, Mary K. Taylor; sisters-in-law, Myrle Wattam and Marjorie Carson.
Barbara, of Toronto, formerly of St.
Catharines will be sorely missed by her daughters, Joy (Glenn), Christine (Brent); grandchildren, Michael (Vanessa), Daniel, Emily (Ben), Katie (Kelly); and greatgrandchildren, Dylan and Olivia; her sister, Beth Martin; and sisterin-law, Jean McKinnon; and many nieces and nephews.
Barbara loved bridge, reading and sports but her passion was her family. We will miss her wit and sage advice. Funeral will be held on Monday, November 19th, 11 a.m. at St. George's-onthe-Hill Church, 4600 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke, ON, reception to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in support of Alzheimer's Research at Sinai Health Foundation, 416-586-8203.
Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca
ELIAS ALEX KREMER
On Wednesday, November 14, 2018 peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. Beloved husband for over 64 years to Anna Kremer. Loving father and father-in-law of Roberta Kremer and Sandy Finkelstein, and Sidney (Sholom) Kremer and Zoe Mandel. Devoted grandfather of Emma and Michelle, Mara, Adele, Hunter, and Alexandra.
At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Lithuanian Farband Society section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park. Shiva 168 Shelborne Avenue. Memorial donations may be made to the Beit Halochem Canada, 905-695-0611, http://www.beithalochem.ca or Baycrest Foundation, 416-785-2875, http://www.baycrest.org/donations
KAREN ELIZABETH NEILSON
Passed away on November 10, 2018 at the age of 64. Beloved mother of Julia Neilson and Claire Neilson. Daughter of the late Graham Neilson and Charlot Neilson. Survived by her brother, Peter Neilson; and sister, Suzanne Neilson (Charles Allister); and her nieces, Leah Allister and Hilary Allister. A private family service will take place. A memorial service will follow at a later date.
May she rest in peace. Online condolences maybe made through http://www.turnerporter.ca
LINDA CLARKSON STEVENS 1951 - 2018
Lin Stevens, as described by friends, was bright, vivacious, articulate, committed to the causes she embraced, and beautiful. She died too young, at 67, of a sudden, unexpected heart attack at her home in Cambridge, Ont. on November 6, 2018. An ardent feminist and dedicated advocate for the environment, she loved books, newspapers, CBC Radio, music, travel, cooking, gardening and dogs of all sizes and breeds. She spent many happy years in the Beach in Toronto, a wonderful mother raising her young children, entertaining friends, kayaking on the lake and strolling on the boardwalk.
A marketing graduate of what is now Ryerson University, Lin was part of the wave of ambitious young professional women that emerged in Toronto in the 1970s. An active member of 21 McGill, the downtown club for professional women, she worked for City Woman magazine as long as it lasted and later at Michael de Pencier's Key Publishers.
In 15 years in Cambridge, she threw herself into environmental challenges - to protect the Gilholm Marsh from developers and to stop the relentless encroachment of gravel pits on residential areas.
A woman of strong opinion, she despised politicians who are too blind, or too compromised, to recognize that global warming is destroying the planet we will leave our children and grandchildren.
Lin leaves a devastated family: her parents, Nancy and Doug Clarkson of Brampton; her husband and partner of 34 years, journalist Geoffrey Stevens; her daughter Casey and son Jamie at home in Cambridge; and her stepchildren in Toronto, Alexandra Stevens (Michael Garrels) and Sean Stevens (Sarah). She is also survived by her sisters Jane Gilmour (William) of Brampton and Valerie Robinson (William) of Jacksonville, Fla, and her brother Robert Clarkson (Angela DiCintio) of Oakville.
A celebration of Lin's life will be held in Cambridge in the near future. Please email: rememberinglinstevens@ gmail.com. As much as she loved flowers, she would have appreciated donations to the David Suzuki Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation (Cambridge Chapter), for which she was a canvasser.
Friends and relatives are invited to sign Linda's online book of condolences at: http://www.couttsfuneralhome.com
ELIZABETH LOUNSBURY KELLY VOLKER
On November 10, 2018 a bright flame was extinguished. Elizabeth Mary Lounsbury Kelly Volker, child of Martha Byrne Lounsbury of Brooklyn and Darrell Lounsbury of Fredericton, was born October 19, 1936 at Long Island Hospital, Brooklyn, New York. She proudly joined the Byrne clan of firstgeneration Irish-Americans. After an idyllic infancy in Kingston, Jamaica, the family moved to Toronto, then Saint John, then returned to Jamaica, and then settled permanently in Toronto.
Elizabeth was educated at Immaculate Conception School in Constant Spring, Jamaica; Loretto Abbey in Toronto; and then St.
Michael's College at the University of Toronto, for which she won the Mary Ward scholarship from Loretto Abbey in 1954. Graduating in English in 1957, she embarked on a teaching career. In 1960 she married Yale grad Lawrence Sebastian Kelly, Jr, of Manhasset, New York, and left then-demure Toronto for the glamour of New York. Her beloved children, Eugenia and Larry, were born there in 1962 and 1964.
Elizabeth was versatile and enthusiastic in her career choices, which ranged from physician's assistant, to volunteer with Head Start, to social secretary, to her favourite, longest and most successful career with the Berkely Insurance Group.
In 1985 Elizabeth met her soul mate, Joseph Volker, and his three charming daughters. Thus began a very rewarding and more laidback, beach-walking period of her life. Elizabeth "walked in beauty" in an era when few women could combine glamour with brains and wacky humour. She was a character, a lover of people and of good times. She could even find fun in choosing wigs after chemotherapy for breast cancer in 1997. Unfortunately, a few other bouts of ill health followed.
Her fatal fall came after a period of great contentment in her life from which all her loved ones and friends can take solace.
She is survived by her bereaved husband, Joseph Volker, PhD, of Point Lookout, NY; her devoted children, Eugenia Kelly Viner (together with her loving husband, Brian Viner) of Manhasset, NY, and Lawrence Sebastian Kelly III of Los Angeles, CA; her "little" sister, Alice Lounsbury Burton of Toronto (together with her husband, Grant Burton; son, Christopher; daughter-in-law, Ming Tiampo; and granddaughter, Augustine); Joseph's three loyal daughters, Jennifer, Amanda, and Catherine; his grandchildren, Carol, Joseph, Julia, and Logan; her many Lounsbury cousins in Toronto and San Diego, especially Robert and Norma; the children of her much loved cousin, Edward Heiskell (Elaine, Ned, Peter, and Mary Beth and their families); and her many special friends acquired throughout a long life, including Rose Marie Wolff Reilly of Portland, OR, from her Jamaica and Toronto days; Belinda Burry Morin, a fellow student at Loretto Abbey and St. Michael's and Cynthia McGrath Teeter and Ann Mogan Vashilash from St. Michael's.
Visitations will be 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. on Friday, November 16th at Cicere Family Funeral Home, 2283 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510 (Tel. 516-223-4200). Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 17th at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Parkside Avenue in Point Lookout, NY 11569.
Donations may be sent to the Sister Rose Thering Fund for Education in Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University (https://advancement.shu.edu/ support/sister-rose-thering-fund).