Wednesday, June 5, 2019
DR. JOHN RICHARD ARMSTRONG "Dick"
Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer in the comfort of his home on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the age of 88. Son of the late Donald Walker Armstrong and Lulu Armstrong (née McDiarmid) of Saint John, NB. Beloved husband of Catharine "Diane" of 17 years.
Loving father of David (Marlene), Bruce (Nicole) and Anne (Allan) MacDonald. Caring stepfather of Jocelyn (Dan) Plasse, Alison (Bob) Harris and Chuck Conley (Jennifer Coffey). Dear grandfather of Kristen, Heather, Christina, James and Ryan. Predeceased by his first wife Joanne (nee: Stairs), his granddaughter Eleanor and his brother Flying Officer David Malcolm Armstrong. Dick was a proud graduate of the University of New Brunswick (Beaverbrook Scholar) class of 1955. After graduation he dedicated his entire career to various roles at CIL retiring in 1989. After retirement he became very active in philanthropy with the formation of the J.R.
Armstrong Family Foundation.
The family will receive friends at Grace United Church 222 Victoria Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, on Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to Morgan Funeral Home, 415 Regent Street, Niagara-on-theLake. Those who wish may make a memorial donation to the Juravinski Hospital & Cancer Centre Foundation. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at http://www.morganfuneral.com
SALLY JOYCE CREIGHTON (nee McGowan)
Long time teacher with The Metropolitan Separate School Board. Beloved wife of Robert E. Creighton and mother of Laura and the late David Creighton. Sadly missed by her sister Dr. Geraldine McGowan, sister-in-law Patricia Hatt, niece Sue Coleman and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will take place at Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Rd., Toronto (east gate entrance, north of St. Clair Ave., 416-485-5572) on Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St.
Margaret, Queen of Scotland Parish, 222 Ridley Boulevard.
Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
SIMON ROBERT ALISTAIR DALRYMPLE
Passed away suddenly at his home in Niagara-on-the-Lake Thursday May 30,2019. Born in Glasgow Scotland, Simon grew up in Cypress and Salisbury UK and came to Toronto in the early 70's. Simon began his TV/Film Videographer career with the BBC Technical College in Evesham UK.
Among his works were programs such as Dr. Who, Top of the Pops, Second City, The Elephant Show, Juno's, Olympics, So You Think You Can Dance, Dragons' Den and many, many others. He made many contributions to, and was among the founding members of Chinmaya Mission Toronto.
Beloved husband of Candace for 45 years. Loving brother to Andrew(Betty), caring brotherin-law to Joan Tauber and David Bespalko (Tracy). Dear Uncle to Jayme, Tara, Allie, Cole, and Ayia. He will be missed by his many dear friends, the Toronto TV/Film community and the Chinmaya Mission family.
Simon's Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, June 9th at Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Road (east gate entrance), Toronto. Visitation at 11a.m., service beginning at 12 noon, followed by a reception.
For online condolences visit http://www.etouch.ca. Please consider a donation to PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, http://www.peta.org or the Chinmaya Mission, http://www.chinmayaniagara.
org in lieu of flowers.
DARCY TURNER DINGLE
Peacefully, in his 82nd year, Darcy Turner Dingle of Huntsville, Ontario died of cancer at Algonquin Grace Hospice on May 30, 2019.
Born in Toronto to Darcy and Isabel (Turner) Dingle in 1938, retired faculty of UTS and alumnus of U of T Engineering and Harvard Divinity. Survived and beloved of wife Carol Rhodes (Reynolds), daughter Trish (Wendell; Peter, Corbin, Ellie), stepson Jim (Rhodes; Renée, Ashley), brother James (Dingle; Allison, Sarah, Monica, Kathryn), and predeceased by daughter Eleanor Rae Dingle.
Celebration of Life to be at Billingsley Funeral Home in Huntsville on Saturday, September 7th, 2-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, we invite donations in his name to Algonquin Grace Hospice.
LISA MICHELLE GRANT
Lisa passed away peacefully at home, on Monday, June 3, 2019, at the age of 44. Loving daughter of William (Bill) and Beverley Armstrong. Beloved wife of Bert C.
Grant. Devoted mother of Kaylie and Molly. Caring sister of Michael and his wife Kim Armstrong. She will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephew, and extended family.
Lisa had a passion for teaching and will be missed by her students and colleagues.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre's Odette Cancer Centre; the support team at Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, and Lisa's personal support workers from Spectrum Health Agency.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville) from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 5th. A service will be held in the chapel at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 6th with a reception to follow in the Rosedale and Leaside Rooms.
Donations to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, 60 Murray Street, 4th Floor, Toronto M5T 3L9 would be appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymiles.com.
ANN MASSY NATION
1924 - 2019
Ann died peacefully at the age of 94 on June 1, 2019 at the Sunrise Senior Living Centre in Victoria, BC. Ann was the devoted wife of George Hugh Nation who predeceased her in 2017 and mother to Maddie Goolden (Robin), Chris Nation (Betty), Ted Nation (Susie) and Andrew Nation (Wendy); grandmother to Oliver Goolden, Rachel Goolden, Jill Morgan, Katie Nation, Vanessa Nation, Sarah Nation, Thomas Nation, Matthew Nation and Sophie Nation; great-grandmother to Eva, Grace, Elisabeth Goolden and Bowie Morgan. Ann also leaves behind many other loving family members including Coley Ayer; sister, Gill Nelles and niece Hilary West.
Born in 1924 in London, England to Captain Massy Goolden and Alix Goolden, Ann was the second child and sister to Mary Henderson and Gill Nelles.
Ann attended Crofton House School in Vancouver before going to boarding school in England with her sisters at the Belstead School in Suffolk. She then returned to Canada and completed her education at Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School in Montreal. With the outbreak of WWII, Ann followed her family's naval tradition and entered the WREN's after first working in civil service where she served with distinction in communications.
Following the war, Ann was introduced to George Nation by her friend and future sister-in-law, Barbara Nation, on a weekend at George's farm near Duncan, BC.
George was smitten and proposed almost immediately but Ann put him off until November 1947, when they were married and settled down to start a family on the farm.
The farm was not a success, so George and Ann moved to Elk Lake outside Victoria where George began his career in the investment business and Ann settled into the arduous task of raising four children. Ann was a wonderful mother, always thoughtful and caring with a great sense of humour that provided a softer side to her husband's often strict views on how to bring up children.
George and Ann's life together took them to Duncan, Victoria, Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto and finally to a very happy retirement in Victoria.
Ann shared George's passion for gardening and together they created wonderful gardens at their homes in Knowlton, QC and later in Victoria, BC. George was interested in the science of gardening while Ann always made sure the presentation was colourful and pleasing to the eye.
Ann launched a Musical Garden Tour to raise funds for the Victoria Conservatory of Music that her mother Alix had helped found.
The tour was a huge success and runs to this day. Ann also served on the Boards of the Conservatory and the MacPherson Foundation in Victoria. Ann and her husband, George, were very generous lifelong financial supporters of the Conservatory and other Victoria charities.
Special thanks to the wonderful carers at Sunrise who looked after Ann, while she struggled with dementia during the last years of her life. At Ann's request, there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Victoria Conservatory of Music would be gratefully received.
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the age of 91. Beloved husband of Gwen for 60 years. Loving father to son Robbie and daughter Elana.
Devoted grandfather to Morgan, Lindsay, and Jacquie. Son of the late Harry and Sadie Velensky.
Dear brother of the late Daisy Budovitch, and Max (Sonny) Velensky. He will also be sadly missed by his nephews, niece and cousins.
At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Interment Congregation Darchai Noam Section of Pardes Chaim Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Congregation Darchai Noam, 416-638-4783 or Circle of Care, 416-635-2860.