Monday, September 10, 2018
DAVID JAMES CHRISTIE
January 27, 1940 September 7, 2018 David died peacefully with his family by his side. Loving husband for 51 years of Valerie (Quinlan).
David was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, immigrating to Montreal, Quebec to study at McGill University in 1959. David moved with his wife and children to Toronto in 1973 to pursue his career in the financial services industry. His career began in Montreal in 1964 with A.E.
Aames & Company. After moving to Toronto in 1973, A.E.Ames & Company went through several acquisitions and mergers eventually becoming Royal Bank Dominion Securities. David made a final switch in 1991 and finished his career at Royal Bank Investment Management in a role with the Latin American department.
David and Valerie's philanthropy benefitted many organizations in Toronto, particularly in education, healthcare and the arts.
David is predeceased by his his parents, Christina (McHardy) and James Christie and his sister, Heather Scates (James).
Left to mourn are his younger sister, Elizabeth Martin (Donald); daughter, Susan Christie; son, Bruce Christie (Tara); and daughter, Carol Culp (Graham); as well as grandchildren, Audrey and Kenji Kamachi, Aidan Culp and Isabel, Gwendolyn and Edward Christie. His many nephews and nieces and their children also remember David.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m.
at Mt. Pleasant Funeral Centre, with celebration of life service beginning at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pathways To Education.
ALEXANDER GEORGE HARRISON
(Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, University of Toronto)
Alexander George Harrison died on September 7, 2018 at the age of 87. Loving husband for 63 years of Barbara (nee Smith) and devoted father of Jane (Charlie Trainor) and Ann (Michael Hrycusko). Proud grandfather of outstanding grandchildren, Matthew, Emma, Kathryn, and Andrew.
Born in Peterborough April 1, 1931, Alex grew up on farms near Lakefield and Watford, Ontario. He studied chemistry at Western, as a member of Beta Theta Pi, receiving his B.Sc. (1952) and M.Sc. (1953), and at McMaster for a Ph.D.
(1956) where he met Barbara who had come to Canada to complete a M.Sc. in Zoology.
He joined the University of Toronto in 1959 becoming (full) Professor in 1967. Alex had an illustrious career in his field of research: gas-phase ion chemistry and mass spectrometry. His research contributions were recognized by an Alfred P.
Sloan Fellowship (1962-64), Noranda Lecture Award of the Chemical Institute of Canada (1971), and a Killam Research Fellowship (1985-87). Alex served on many chemistry societies and was a frequent invited speaker at Universities and Conferences in North America and Europe.
Although Alex retired in 1993 and was appointed Emeritus Professor, he remained active in research for more than twenty years.
The family will host a celebration in the common room at 900 Mount Pleasant Road on Friday, September 14th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Department of Chemistry, Departmental Trust, University of Toronto. Please contact donate.utoronto.ca.
Lila Kathleen Israel, dearly loved wife of Fred Israel for 60 years, died at the Georgian Bay General Hospital on Monday evening, September 3, 2018 at the age of 88. Callie was the second daughter of the late Dr. C. Norman and Helen Mary (Wishart) James of Midland. She was predeceased by her sister, Mary Ruth Webb (Daniel) in 2017.
Callie is survived by her brother, William (Eila) James of Oshawa. Also surviving nieces, Catherine Proulx (Germaine), Susan Webb (Bernard Dupuis) and John Webb (Jacqui) all of Midland.
She is also survived by Chris and Janet James, Betty James and Ron, Richard and Pauline James all of the Greater Toronto Area.
Callie was a graduate of Queen's University, Kingston and the University of Toronto.
She was a Children's Librarian at the Kitchener Public Library, Richmond Hill Library, and Branch Librarian at St.
Catharines Library and finished her long career as coordinator of Public Library services for the Windsor Public Library. She was a lecturer in Children's Literature at St. Clair Community College and at the Faculty of Education of the University of Windsor.
Callie was active in her profession, she was frequently a workshop presenter and served on many professional organizations.
In retirement, Callie qualified as a Coach for the Midland and District Lawn Bowling Club and was a frequent trophy winner. She was a cosponsor for the Married Couples Trophy. The visitation was held at the Nicholls Funeral Home on Friday, September 7, 2018. The Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Margaret's Roman Catholic Church. As per Callie's wishes cremation has followed after the Funeral Mass. Arrangements entrusted to the Nicholls Funeral Home.
ANNE SARAH JOSLIN
Peacefully, on Friday, September 7, 2018, at Kipling Acres, at the age of 92.
Beloved wife of the late A.E.
Jack. Cherished mother of Mary Anne Drohan (Robert), Elizabeth Hutton (Robert), Frances Smith (Brad) and Janet Joslin. Adored Grandma of David, Anne-Marie, Katie, Jessica, Aaryn, Sarah, Rebecca and Emily.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy 10 N. of Q.E.W) on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 2 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Life Service in the Chapel at 3 p.m.
If desired, remembrances may be made to the Canadian Hearing Society or the Alzheimer Society. Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca
ALLAN GRAHAM SANGSTER
B.A. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Wales)
1927 - 2018
With great sadness the family announces his death on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at North York General Hospital at the age of 91, after a battle with cancer. He was comforted by the presence of members of his loving family. Allan was the eldest son of Beverly Sangster and Bessie Graham of Toronto and brother to John Duncan (deceased 1964).
He was the loving husband of Mya Moelwyn-Hughes for 53 years, and cherished father of Huw Sangster, Rebecca Sangster and Andrew Sangster (Nameera Chagpar) and a delighted grandfather to his two granddaughters, Nylah and Ariya (Nameera and Andrew).
Educated in Toronto, Allan received a B.A. in Honour Science (Biology) from the University of Toronto in 1950, following which he was employed in Toronto, first with Colgate Palmolive Peet Ltd. And then with the Federal Food and Drugs Department. After entering the teaching profession, he became Science Head, first in Oshawa (Central Collegiate, 1952 - 56) followed by Etobicoke (Burnhamthorpe Collegiate, 1956 - 68). Obtaining leave, he obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Wales (Bangor) in Agricultural Botany (1967). Allan next moved to the University level being appointed Assistant Professor at York University in Toronto in the science programme at Glendon College in 1968. Over the next 31 years he developed and taught courses in the Environmental and Health Studies Programme, retiring as Professor in 1996, teaching part-time until 1999.
Allan attached considerable importance to scientific research, maintaining an ongoing research programme in collaboration with colleagues at York and at other institutions. At various times, Allan's research was involved with agricultural plants, cancer research and palynology. These studies focused on the utilization of minerals in plant tissues especially upon the uptake and use of silicon by cereals. Other topics included paleobotany and the fossilization process (taphonomy) of plant structures, such as phytoliths, which are used in the interpretation of paleo - climates and the early history of agriculture.
These studies resulted in the publication of over 50 scientific papers and book chapters. Allan especially enjoyed the opportunities to share the studies with the students in his high school and university programmers.
Beyond this, Allan's main concern was the well-being of his family. Many happy summers were spent at the family cottage on the shores of Lake Huron at Southampton. In winter, skiing was a favourite family pastime, as was nature hiking in summer. Allan and Mya enjoyed travel through Canada and the U.K., both as family ventures and later, as cruises. Allan also served as a volunteer at the Royal Ontario Museum in the Plant Herbarium.
In earlier times, he enjoyed membership in the Islington Golf Club and the Boulevard Club of Toronto.
He will be missed by all who shared his company. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Nature Conservancy of Canada (http://www.natureconservancy.ca) or a charity of your choice.
A funeral service will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W.
Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) on Wednesday, September 12th at 1:00 p.m. followed by a reception in the Rosedale Room. Private interment. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymiles.com.
AUDREY ELIZABETH SMITH
It is with great sadness that the family of Audrey Elizabeth Smith announce her passing on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 after a brief illness at the age of 90 years. Audrey will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 63 years, Stuart Fraser (Oakville); her children, Stuart John (London) and Sheila (Oakville); and her sister, Patricia Burns (Ottawa).
Audrey was predeceased by her brother, John Harry Burns.
Audrey was beloved by her many friends and extended family in both North America and the United Kingdom. Her joy and happiness will be greatly missed at her second home, Captiva Island, Florida.
The family would like to thank Dr. Corrine Breen and the nursing staff of 5C- Pod 300 at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital for their compassionate care.
Friends and family are invited to visit the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville on Monday, September 10, 2018, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at St. James Roman Catholic Church, 231 Morden Rd., Oakville, at 11 a.m. Following the Funeral Mass, a reception to celebrate Audrey's long and very happy life will be held at Jonathans Restaurant, 120 Thomas Street, Oakville.
In remembrance, memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.
Please visit our Book of Memories at http://www.wardfuneralhome.com.