Friday, June 22, 2018
MARIO DI VALENTIN
Suddenly after his morning run on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, while working at the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Mario Di Valentin passed away at the age of 57. Beloved husband of Nancy for 25 years. Loving father of Franco Di Valentin. Cherished son of Luciana and the late Licio Di Valentin (2017). Dear son-inlaw of Angela and Roviglio Pin.
Loved brother of Mike Di Valentin (Darlene) and Marisa Deverell (Mark). Dear brother-in-law of Sheila Pin (Mark). Proud uncle of Michael, Hilary, Alexa, Maximo, Anthony, and Erica. Fondly remembered by his cousins, friends and co-workers.
Mario loved to play the guitar, he enjoyed music, nature, history, politics and food. He was most passionate about his family and his work, he had a very strong work ethic and was always very proud of the work he did.
Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Prayers will be held Friday evening at 8:15 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary's Church, 345 Lyle Street on Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
CLEVELAND BARRY FOX
Cleveland Barry Fox died peacefully at home with his family at his side after a brief illness on June 21, 2018. He recently celebrated his 89th birthday and his 63rd wedding anniversary with his wife, Isobel, who recently died. Barry, as he was known to most, had a very full life and enjoyed it immensely. He grew up during the depression years in his home town of Oshawa amongst his siblings, (Fred, Sam, Mary, Donald); and parents, Rosalee and Cleveland Fox. His high school friends were kept close throughout his life - each keeping tabs on each other into their dotage. Barry enjoyed singing with Barbershop choruses and eventually formed a quartet the 'The Thompson Brothers.' That quartet eventually won the Ontario championship in 1963 and were still performing 55 years later. Working first with Underwriters of Canada and later with International Risk Management, he travelled across Canada making many friends over the years. Barry and Isobel were involved in the Host Family association of Kitchener Waterloo, greeting University students and families to Canada. Many of these students became like family to the Foxes. Barry's other interests included the ski patrol at Chicopee Ski Club, camping on Beausoleil Island and across Canada, attending church and of course keeping up with his family.
Barry was predeceased by his wife, Isobel Jane Fox; his siblings, Mary (Al) Gervais, Fred (Kay) Fox, Donald Fox and Sam (Eunice) Fox. He is survived by son, Dana Fox and wife, Carolee and children, Erin and Jordan; son, Joel Fox, husband, Cole and children, Kathryn, Stephanie, Laura and Christina; and daughter, MaryBeth Doolittle, husband, John and children, Jessica and Boulton.
Visitations will be taking place at the Erb and Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Friday, June 22 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A service will be held at St. John the Evangelist 23 Water St. N., Kitchener, ON Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Memorial gifts may be made to St. John the Evangelist or the charity of your choice and may be arranged through the funeral home at http://www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.
ANNA LOIS HUNTER
After a long and peaceful journey of 106 years, Lois finally found the rest that had eluded her over the last six months, on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.
The second eldest child of Charles and Grace Marrs, Lois was born on December 10, 1911, in Hamilton, Ontario. She was married for over 50 years to Grant 'Bus' Hunter (predeceased), and they made their home in Waterloo. Their only child, Marilyn, passed away in 1969, leaving three lovely young girls. Lois's brothers, Mills Marrs and Doug Marrs, both predeceased her as well.
Lois was extremely grateful to her sister, Ruth Kerr, and niece, Barbara Deeks, for their love, support and care after she moved into Toronto in 2000. She will be fondly remembered by her granddaughters, and many nieces and nephews. 'Auntie Lo', as she was lovingly known to everyone, was an icon of grace, charm, and beauty to all who were privileged to meet her and be her friend.
A private family service has been held. Donations to Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Ave. W. Toronto, ON M4V 1R5 would be gratefully received.
DONNA MARIE ROBERTSON
Donna Marie Robertson (nee Young), age 85, of St. Catharines, ON, sadly passed away on June 13, 2018 at the Burloak Long Term Care Home in Burlington, ON after a year-long illness. Her loving husband of nearly 40 years, Henry Keith Robertson, passed away in 2000. She has two surviving sons, Donald (Lynn) and Bruce (Cee Cee); as well as her six beloved grandchildren, John, Matthew, Tory, Scott, Coco, and William.
Donna was predeceased by her older sister, Leona Riess (nee Young); with surviving nephews, Rick and Robert.
Donna was born in Winnipeg, MB on November 18, 1932. After her marriage in 1961, she and Keith moved to Montreal, QC to raise their family. She was active with the Montreal General Hospital volunteer auxiliary, The Royal Montreal Golf Club, and her boys' school, Lower Canada College. She prided herself in never missing one of her sons' many hockey games, and her enthusiastic "Let's Go LCC" cheer could be heard throughout the rink.
After moving to St. Catharines in 1989, she was very active with committees and the board of the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club. She was an avid golfer who continued to play well into her later years. Donna was also active with St. Thomas' Anglican Church. She resided at The Royal Henley Retirement Community, being actively involved with their seniors' programs. Donna was a devoted mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed. Special acknowledgment is made to Foster Carter as a longtime friend, travel companion and supporter.
A sincere thank you is made to the staff at Burloak Long Term Care Home for their kind and compassionate treatment of her in the final months.
At Donna's request, she has been cremated and will be laid to rest next to her husband Keith, in a private family ceremony in the columbarium at St. Thomas' Anglican Church in St. Catharines.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Donna's name to her favorite charities, The Canadian Cancer Society and the Alzheimer Society of Canada.
ELANA TILATTI (nee Lant)
January 12, 1928 June 20, 2018
Elena died peacefully in her sleep at Mackenzie Health. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. She will be deeply missed by her son, Louis (Dana); her grandsons, Michael (Liz) and Alexander; her greatgrandson, Leo; her nieces, Rina, Maria, Danila, Rosana; nephew, Onelio; and their familes in Bertiolo, Italy. Elena will be fondly remembered by all of her family and friends in Canada and Italy.
Visitation will be held at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge St. (at Goulding, south of Steeles) on Friday, June 22nd from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, 191 Wade Gate, Thornhill, on Saturday, June 23rd at 10 a.m. Entombment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mackenzie Health Foundation. The family would like to thank Dr. Allan Brown, Dr. Guy Tobias and the nursing staff at Mackenzie Health and her caregivers Maureen and Elaine.
MILLIE UMEHARA "Safe in the arms of Jesus", Millie passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 16, 2018 in her 102nd year. Lovingly remembered by Scott, Carol and Bill. Missed by dear friends who gave her much love and support.
Millie was the Ontario Supervisor of Rehabilitation Teachers at CNIB.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Deafblind Services at CNIB would be appreciated. A celebration of life will be held in Northlea United Church, 125 Brentcliffe Road, on Wednesday, June 27th at 10:00 a.m. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
DONALD GEORGE WALLACE Passed away peacefully Sunday, June 17, 2018 at the age of 89. Don put up a remarkable fight against leukemia and, amazingly, he maintained his well-known sense of humour throughout.
Born in Montreal December 17, 1928, he graduated from McGill University with a B.Com degree in 1952. He spent most of his working career with DuPont Canada in sales and marketing, and in that field was widely regarded as an excellent speaker and trainer.
Don enjoyed writing and was editor of the DuPont Alumni Club Magazine for several years after retirement. He also enjoyed many sports and traveled extensively. His first wife, Cynthia (nee Bishop), passed away in 1986. Don leaves his second wife, Christine (nee Gledhill); sons, Stephen (Denise), Jeffrey (Jodie); step-son, Steve (Leigh-Ann); and six wonderful grandchildren.
They will lovingly miss him as he was a steadfast family man. His wit and sense of humour will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
As per his wishes, rather than a formal visitation/funeral service, there will be a celebration of Don's life in the coming weeks with those close to him.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ian Anderson House at 430 Winston Churchill Blvd, Oakville, ON, Canada L6J 7X2, referencing Donald G.
Wallace. Their website is ianandersonhouse.com.