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Tuesday, August 7, 2018 – Page B13

RAE ALDERTON

November 15, 1929 - August 2, 2018

Rae passed away peacefully on August 2, 2018 surrounded by her devoted family at Markham Stouffville Hospital in her 89th year. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 56 years, Dr. Harvey Randall Alderton (2010).

Loving and proud mother of daughters, Susan (Paul Culliton), Jennifer (Peter Suckling) and Gillian (Ray Brown), she enjoyed sharing in the lives of her grandchildren, Shannon (Scott Mighton) and Brendon Culliton; Meagan (Alex) and Jonathan Suckling; and Sarah and Adam Brown. She was thrilled to become greatgrandma to Henry and Sam Mighton. She will be dearly missed by Edna, whose friendship and shared love of flowers brought her great joy in their years together at Stouffville Creek Retirement Home.

Mum trained as a nurse and midwife at London Hospital in England where she met Dad.

With Susan in tow, they immigrated to Canada in 1957 where Jennifer and Gillian were born. Mum was an active volunteer and served as President of the Women's Auxiliary at Branson Hospital, as well as on home and school councils. Her caring nature, calm voice and warm hands provided comfort to many in Palliative Care at York County Hospital in Newmarket where she volunteered for 20 years. She worked with Dad in his medical practice and after their retirement, they moved to Victoria, BC to enjoy the active lifestyle and family visits. Mum was the most caring and thoughtful person whose acts of kindness were cherished by all who were fortunate enough to know her.

A celebration of Rae's life will be held at O'Neill Funeral Home, 6324 Main St., Stouffville on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 1 p.m., followed by private family interment. To honor Rae, please consider sending flowers to someone or, if desired, donating to her favorite charity, the Toronto Humane Society, or a charity of your choice.

CAROLINE CARSWELL

It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Caroline on Thursday, August 2, 2018. Dear wife of the late David Carswell.

Loving sister of the late Sue Taraschuk and her husband the late Bohdan Taraschuk.

Caroline will be greatly missed by her daughter, Lisa and son-in-law, Michael.

Loving Babunia to Benjamin, Isabelle and Zoe. Cherished cousin of Stephanie Orlick, Patricia Hatashita and the late Bob Glowacki. She was predeceased by her parents, Mary and Anton Glowacki.

Visitation will be held at Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette St., on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from 6-9 p.m.

Panachyda at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Demetrius The Great Martyr Ukrainian Catholic Church, 135 La Rose Ave., on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Park Lawn Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Caroline may be made to St.

Demetrius Church.

BARBARA MARY CLARE (nee Melvin)

On August 3, 2018 at Southlake Regional Health Care Centre, Newmarket.

Daughter of the late Kathleen Wade Melvin and the late Robert Skene Melvin.

Predeceased by her husband, James C. Clare. Mother of Penny Barr (George), Lynne Geisel (Heiner), James Clare (Stephanie) and Roberta Clare.

Grandmother to Heather and James, Jeremy, and Anton.

Great-grandmother to Julia, Cameron, Jackson and Charlotte.

Cremation and interment in the Rose Garden at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. At Mrs.

Clare's request, no funeral service will be held.

SISTER MARY MACORETTA CSJ (Formerly Sister Mary Felice)

Died peacefully on August 2, 2018 in the 64th year of her religious life.

She was predeceased by her parents, Felice Macoretta and Genevieve Bruno; and her brothers, Gerald and Alfred. She will be dearly missed by her sister-in-law, Jo Ann; many nieces and nephews; and her cousin, Sister Mary Nicholas Macoretta.

Sister Mary entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1954, and served in a variety of places and ministries.

She was known for her gentleness, humour, simplicity and willingness to serve. As a teacher and principal in schools in Toronto, Barrie, St.

Catharines and Terrace, B.C., Mary was loved and respected. In addition to her service as a teacher, Mary served the community of the Sisters of St. Joseph in a variety of ways including formation work, refugee care and service for the physical and spiritual needs of the retired Sisters.

In her life, Mary realized the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph: "we are sent to serve those in need in simplicity and compassion."

Her wake will be held at the Sisters of St. Joseph's Residence, 2 O'Connor Drive, Toronto on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. with a prayer vigil at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel, 2 O'Connor Drive, Toronto, Ontario. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.

JAMES ALBERT PROUDFOOT "Bert"

James Proudfoot passed away August 3, 2018, at the age of 93; peacefully in his sleep at the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre in Toronto.

Surviving are sons, David (Monique), Victoria, BC, and James Cameron (Lorraine), Fort McMurray, AB; and daughter, Kelli (Alan), Toronto, ON; and grandchildren, Danielle, Simon, Jillaine, Lyndi and Charlotte. James was predeceased by his loving wife, Irene (Bryck), and sisters, Evelyn Cameron, Mary MacKinnon and Adelaide Proudfoot.

Bert was born and raised in Inverness, Cape Breton. He enlisted and was sent overseas. Upon returning he attended Dalhousie University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree. After taking a summer job with Hudson's Bay in Flin Flon, Manitoba, he caught the mining bug; becoming one of the great adventurers - and storytellers - of the Canadian Shield. He was equally comfortable living in the city, or camping in a tent as he surveyed the terrain. A respected geophysicist, Jim spent much of his career in the remote, northern areas of Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Yukon and the Northwest Territories. A Cape Bretoner to the core, he never strayed away from home for long and the lure of the bagpipes.

At James' request, his body has been gifted to the University of Toronto Medical School, after which time interment will be in St.

Matthew's Corner Cemetery, Inverness, along with his parents, the late Dr. James Adam and Harriet Anne Proudfoot.

The family would like to thank the caring nursing staff of the K3C Wing of the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre for the extraordinary care they provided to James over the past several years.

JOHN CHRISTOPHER REIFFENSTEIN

John died on August 5, 2018 in Oakville in his 89th year. He was the beloved son of John and Lesley (Lightbourn) Reiffenstein and was predeceased by them, his older sister, Ruth (Sprigs), and his twin, Mary/Pinky Ursel (Lorne). He is survived and missed terribly by his wife, Jessie (née Wallace); sons, John (Anne) and Tim (Christina); and grandchildren, Grace, Katherine, Eleanor, and Lucas.

John was born and lived most of his life in Oakville, with a few detours during the 1930's and the war years to Allenwater and Moncton. He was tremendously proud to have graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1952, where he met many lifelong friends. He taught Mechanical Engineering at RMC, before enjoying a long career as a civil engineer. A lifelong member of the Oakville Club, John could be found during his free time aboard his beloved boat Whiskey Jack.

The label on his homemade wine 'Old Sailor', tells you all you need to know about his favourite pastime. He was a 25-year member of the Oakville Yacht Squadron, the Oakville Golf Club and latterly the Oakville Masters.

His precious vacation time was spent with family at the cottage he built in Nares Inlet, on Georgian Bay, a place he loved above all others. John was many things: an accomplished athlete, a clever wit, a builder of many boats, a loving husband and father (carving wooden toys for sons and grandchildren, or waking at 6 a.m. to flood the backyard rink), and a great friend to his golf and tennis partners. Above all, he was a kind, decent and humble gentleman.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 9th at St.

Jude's Anglican Church.

Memorial donations may be made to The Alzheimer Society or Community Living Oakville.

JOHN DAVID THORDARSON

In his 82nd year, passed away peacefully on August 1, 2018 at Chapman House, Owen Sound. He leaves behind his wife, Alice; his children, Stephen (Kelly) of Burlington, Susan of Spain, Lynn (Catherine) of Kimberly; his granddaughter, Emma; and four brothers. He was predeceased by his father, John Thordarson (1936); his mother and step-father, Gudrun and Eyolfur Thorsteinson; brother, Dennis; and his son-in-law, Carlos Ibanez.

There will be a Celebration of Life service at Sauble Beach United Church, 899 Main St., Sauble Beach, on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 2 o'clock.

Reception to follow.

Donations to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, or to Sauble Beach United Church-Mission and Service Fund, would be appreciated and can be made through the Thomas C.

Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach, (519) 422-0041.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.

whitcroftfuneralhome.com.


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