Monday, April 23, 2018
ELSIE FLORENCE COISH
January 16, 1922 - April 18, 2018
Florrie passed away, peacefully, surrounded by family at her beloved home, The Dunfield Retirement Residence, on April 18, 2018.She was predeceased by her loving husband (our dear old Dad), Harry Oswald. She is survived by her son, Ian (Sue Praties); Susan (Michael Kerr), Barb (John) Tinker; a whole herd of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; as well as numerous, much loved nieces and nephews.
Born in Main Point, Gander Bay, Newfoundland in 1922, Florrie became a teacher to earn the tuition and costs for Nursing School in "Canada" at Toronto General Hospital.
There, she joined her beloved cousin, Verna, and forged many precious, lifelong friendships. Upon graduation, Florrie worked at TGH and later with The Canadian Red Cross Society. She was especially proud of her role as an on-site nurse when the passenger steamship S.S.
Noronic was destroyed by fire in Toronto Harbour in September, 1949.
In December 1949, Florrie married Oz. They started out in Ajax and soon they were transferred to Winnipeg (Florrie's happy place). In 1961, they returned to Toronto and settled into their family home on Dawlish Avenue, where they lived happily for over 50 years.
Florrie faced several medical challenges which she met valiantly. Sadly, her on-going health issues prevented her from resuming her nursing career. Florrie was a lifelong volunteer. She delivered for Meals on Wheels, canvassed for the Cancer Society and worked in the at Lawrence Park United Church, every Friday morning. As well, Florrie provided meals and shuttle services for countless friends, visiting or staying at Sunnybrook Hospital. Over the years Florrie thoroughly supported Oz's business career and was often able to travel with him to many countries. Japan was by far her all-time favorite destination.
It is not widely recognized, but Florrie was the President and most accomplished member of the Right Turn Only Driving Society of Toronto! Florrie loved Toronto and all of Ontario. She loved the bright lights and the diversity of the city and she adored drives in the country, where nature is always at its stunning best. Every day she watched the sky and delighted in the puffy white clouds outside her window.
Florrie and Oz moved to The Dunfield Retirement Residence in 2010. Although she missed Oz terribly when he passed away, Florrie enjoyed life in her sunny, spacious apartment filled with thriving plants and an endless stream of family, friends and members of the caring and competent Dunfield Team.
Florrie particularly took great delight in every music and theatre presentation.
Special thanks to her loving caregivers, Rhea, Dona and Anita.
There will be no visitation. A celebration of life will be held at the Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto (east gate entrance, north of St. Clair Ave., 416-485-5572) on Monday, May 7, 2018, beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, you may consider a donation to The Scott Mission or a charity of your choice.
For online condolences, please visit http://www.etouch.ca.
SYDNEY CHARLES COOPER April 1, 1921 - April 21 2018
Sadly passed away at home, surrounded by his family. Born in Toronto, son of Toba and Abraham Cooper. Predeceased by Florence (2016), his beloved wife of 70 years.
Attended Harbord Collegiate and University of Toronto School of Engineering graduating in 1945.
He became part of the Training Corps at university and joined the Royal Canadian Engineers Officer Training Centre in Petawawa.
He began his career as a civil engineer working throughout Canada for four decades building the infrastructure that was the foundation of this great country.
He embraced a strong set of values that encompassed philanthropy in his local community and Israel. His professional skills and leadership qualities were valued by many.
He served as chair and co-chair on the construction committees of The Mount Sinai Hospital, Baycrest/Apotex Centre, Baycrest Hospital, and Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Our father was a respected professional, a devoted baseball fan, and a loyal friend to many.
Survived by his sister, Fritz Reingold; predeceased by his sisters, Elsie Green, Rolly Bennett; and brother, Dr. Jack Cooper.
Father of Tobie and Ted Bekhor, Richard and Clara Cooper, Lynda and Steven Latner. Grandfather of Adam Bekhor and Eryn Green, Jonah and Danielle Bekhor, Daniel and Shari Cooper, Amy and Jay Feferman, Jon Cooper and Jon Tuttle, David Cooper, Lily and Jon Otis, Jack and Marci Latner, Yael and Daniel Kanter, Phoebe Latner and Nevin Dunn. Greatgrandchildren, Samantha, Josh, Fox, Simon, Goldie, Zackary, Layla, Frankie, and Joseph.
At Beth Sholom Synagogue, 1445 Eglinton Avenue, for service on Monday, April 23, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. Interment in the Beth Sholom Synagogue section of Mount Sinai Cemetery. Shiva at 625 Avenue Road West. Shiva visits daily following the interment from 1:004:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Baycrest Foundation, (416) 785-2875 or Temmy Latner Centre For Palliative Care, (416) 586-8203.
February 12, 1961 - April 20, 2018
After a long and courageous battle, Sue - the warrior peacefully passed away, surrounded by her family and friends. Predeceased by her father, Richard G. Howe; survived by her mother, Peggy; brother, Peter (Sally); and sister, Nancy Lowes (Brian). Incredible Auntie Sue to Nikolaus, Beatrix, Oliver, Gracie, Sophie, Andrea (Paul), and Heather (Dusty); honourary aunt to Melissa and Kristen; and great-aunt to Emily, Charlotte, Amelia, and Arlo. Thank you to Dr. Maureen Trudeau and Lisa, Jodi, Dr. Amy Nolan, Dr. Eric Tsang, Dr. Poon and the staff in chemo for all their compassionate care and support through her journey.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 5-8 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge St., at Goulding, south of Steeles). A celebration of Susan's life will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Susan's name to Relay for Life - Team Susan and help her reach her goal. Condolences http://www.rskane.ca R.S. Kane 416-221-1159
ELIZABETH SUZANNE TSUJI (nee Va l l i s ) January 16, 1948 - April 19, 2018
Suddenly on Thursday, April 19, 2018, Elizabeth (Liz) Tsuji passed away in her home. She was the beloved wife of Mas Tsuji; treasured sister to Margaret Falconer; loving mother to Jennifer and Benjamin Barton, and Jeffrey and Paula Tsuji.
Over the past decade, Liz lovingly dedicated her time to family and the care of her three beautiful granddaughters, Evie, Maggie, and Avery.
She will always be remembered as a cherished aunt to her nieces, nephews and their families. She devoted over 30 years of her life to childhood education as the owner and teacher at Cedarglen Nursery School in Clarkson. As a teacher, friend, and leader in the community, her strength and spirit warmed the hearts, minds and moments of many. Her positive force lives on in the lessons she shared with all.
Friends may call at Turner & Porter 'Neweduk-Erin-Mills' Chapel, 1981 Dundas St. W., Mississauga (east of Erin Mills Pkwy), on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Bride's Anglican Church, 1516 Clarkson Rd. N., Mississauga, on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca.
Elizabeth loved bright colours, we invite you to wear something colourful to help us celebrate her life.
MARGARET ELLEN WANLESS
August 4, 1946 - April 18, 2018
Margaret was a loving mother to Julia, and an adoring grandmother to Ty. She will be remembered by all who knew her for her fierce intelligence, dry wit, keen insightfulness, generous spirit, and remarkable tenacity. Margaret was a respected teacher in the field of deaf education for over twenty years. In her youth, she was an accomplished track and field athlete and archer. Margaret had an abiding interest in the arts: she was an avid reader of literature and poetry, a collector of painting and sculpture, and a fan of cinema and Latin music. She also kept pace with popular culture as an aficionado of the British royal family. She found comfort and purpose in the Christian faith, and was a devout, practicing Anglican for her entire life. Margaret loved waterfronts and ocean vistas.
She will be cremated, and her ashes scattered at scenic points around mainland Vancouver and Vancouver Island so she may live forever where she was at peace. Your greatest joy - your beautiful grandson - will visit you every time he looks out on the horizon, Mom... and you will see him grow up. We love you to Heaven and back.