Monday, December 17, 2018
B. MAE BYRNE (née Speer)
At Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, on Thursday, December 13, 2018, aged 72 years. B. Mae Byrne, C.A., beloved wife of John Murray Byrne. Beloved daughter of the late John Speer and Glenna Porter of Speerville, New Brunswick. Sister of Roberta, Donna and John, predeceased by her sister Shirley. In accordance with her wishes private cremation.
Arrangements for celebration of life gathering(s) pending.
FRED R. DRUMMIE
Fred passed away at Passamaquoddy Lodge, St.
Andrews, New Brunswick on December 14, 2018. He had been living with Alzheimers for many years.
Born and raised in Saint John, New Brunswick, he was the son of the late J. Harold Drummie, Q.C.
and Winnifred (Blair) Drummie. He received his education through the Saint John elementary and secondary school systems, the University of New Brunswick and as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University.
Throughout his 38 year career of public service, Fred had the pleasure of advising Premiers and Ministers in the Governments of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and the Government of Canada.
He retired in 1993 as Associate Deputy Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.
Subsequently, he returned to public service as Executive Assistant to the Minister of Transport whom he accompanied to the Departments of Human Resources and National Defense.
He was a Commissioner and Chairman of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission, a Commissioner of the Judicial Remuneration Commission of New Brunswick, a Director of the Huntsman Marine Science Centre and a Chairman of the R.C.M.P. Pay Council.
Fred leaves behind his wife Madeleine; his son Eric (Sarah Powney); his daughter Ann and grandson Christopher, "Grandpa Fred" will also be missed by his stepson Jonathan Good and his children Rowan and Malcolm.
Predeceased by his brother Tom, he is mourned by his sister-in-law Betty (McCullough); nephew Blair; and niece, Gretchen.
Arrangements have been entrusted in the care of Humphreys Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2B2 (506 - 466 - 3110) and online condolences to the family or donations may be left at http://www.humphreysfh.com
In keeping with Fred's wishes there will be no visitation nor funeral service. A donation to Hospice of Charlotte or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
A special thank you to our Passamaquoddy Lodge family. We will be forever grateful for your care and kindness.
KATHLEEN JOAN MULQUEEN
Peacefully at Harmony Hills Care Community, Toronto on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late James Duke Mulqueen.
Loving mother of Dr. John Hopkins (Mary Thompson).
Cherished grandmother of Alastair Hopkins (Gabriela Tokarska). A special thanks to the nursing and administrative staff at Harmony Hills, and to the staff at Claremont Retirement Residence where Kathleen made her home for four years.
A private family service will be held followed by cremation.
HEATHER HELEN SHANAHAN (nee CHIPMAN)
Born in Toronto on March 14, 1932
passed away peacefully on December 13, 2018.
Daughter of LT Colonel John H. Chipman and Helen Chipman. She was predeceased by her best friend and beloved husband of 53 years, Paddy.She was also predeceased by her sister, Joan; her brother, Jack (Barbara); and is survived by her brother, Tom (Bobbi).
Heather was a devoted, loving mother and is survived by her five children, Mike (Cathi), Chris (Daryl), Mary (Mike), Kathy (Rusty) and Ann (Scruffy and Snickers). She was the proud Gramma of nine grandchildren, Connor, Jessica, Maggie, Jamie, Kelsey, Emmie, Kyle, Jenna and Colter.
Heather was a graduate of Havergal College and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Toronto in 1954.
Among other things she was a great athlete who had a passion for the game of golf and was a 7-time winner of the Ladies Club Championship at the Briar's Golf Club. She was also a member of the Princess Anne Chapter of the I.O.D.E. as well as the W.I.G.S.
and the S.W.I.G.S. She had a great love of games and in particular the game of bridge.
But above and beyond all else she was fiercely devoted to her family - Paddy, her children and grandchildren.
There was rarely a concert, speech, sporting event or academic achievement ceremony that she was not in attendance for. Mum's steadfast support, kindness and integrity are the gifts she gave us all and the legacy she leaves behind. We will all miss her dearly and hold her in our hearts forever.
Special thanks go to the amazing staff at Hollandview Trail, the caring staff at Nurse Next Door, Newmarket, the SRT Palliative team at Southlake Regional Health Centre and the incredible Margaret Bahen Hospice.
We welcome all friends to help us celebrate our mum Heather at Beacon Hall Golf Club, 400 Beacon Hall Drive, Aurora on Friday, December 21, 2018 from 12-4 p.m.
Tributes will begin at 2 p.m.
In Heather's memory, donations may be made to the Stronach Cancer Centre or the Alzheimer's Society of York Region.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at http://www.thompsonFHaurora.com for the Shanahan family.
Passed away peacefullyon Friday, December 14, 2018, at the age of 66 years after a 12 year battle with ALS, surrounded by his family at Michael Garron Hospital (Toronto East General Hospital). Beloved son of the late Jennie and Sam Sheps.
Loving husband of Susan (nee Farago), for 35 years, and caring father of David. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Allan and Lorraine, Sheldon, Pauline Sheps and Alden Dychtenberg, and Franklin Sheps and Elaine Rumanek.
Caring uncle to Jordana Sheps and Kevin Greenglass, Rachel Sheps and Avi Libman, Michael, Stephen, Shira, Emily, Hannah, and Samantha.
Born in Toronto in 1952, he became ahigh school teacher and had a long tenure at Malvern Collegiate Institute, passionately teaching math, science, and computers for 25 years. Another one of his great interests, aside from teaching and spending time with his family, was aviation and he would fly Cessna's whenever he got the chance.
He will always be remembered for his sense of humour including his abundant puns and for his eagerness to help others.
Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with ALS in 2006 and became ventilator dependent in 2010, which did not stop his puns or his zeal for life. We would like to thank the staff of Michael Garron Hospital and our caregiving team for providing care and compassion and enhancing his quality of life in his last years. He will be truly missed by his family and friends.
Service will be at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) on Monday, December 17, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. Interment in the Adath Shalom section of Bathurst Lawn Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the ALS Society of Canada, 1-800-267-4257 or http://www.als.ca
ROSEMARY TORRANCE (née Black)
August 23, 1942 December 12, 2018 It is with deep sadness and much gratitude for a life well lived that we grieve the passing of Rosemary.
She leaves behind her husband and best friend of 55 years, Paul; her daughters Tracey (Tony Barozzino), Suzi (Emmanuel Roux), and Erinne (Kim Clausen); and ten grandchildren: Matthew, Samantha, Peter, Roxanne, Michael, Candice, Rasmus, Julie, Karoline, and Thor.
Also mourning her loss are her dear sisters Barbara, Betty, Carol; her brother Harry and their families.
Graduating from Loretto Abbey, Rosemary went to U of T and began her love of learning which she shared with Paul. Marrying in 1963, both became teachers, coaches and tutors inspiring many. They built a wonderful life together focussed on family and filled with travel and more than forty summers in Muskoka.
A wonderful cook and hostess, she also loved to golf, play bridge, kayak, and do yoga every day (even on planes). She treasured her friends, particularly the A.Y.
Jackson and CFUW ladies.
Her family would like to thank the Oncology teams at PMH and RVH in Barrie, and her palliative care team at home.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 20th, at 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. at Humphreys on Bayview Avenue.
A funeral mass will follow Friday, December 21st, at 10 a.m. at St. Anselm's Church, Leaside.
Rosemary loved flowers, but a donation to PMH would be equally appreciated.
Peacefully, with the love of her family surrounding her, at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy, on Thursday, December 13, 2018, Gloria Patricia (Swanson) Wolfe, of Strathroy, formerly of Oakville, age 94.
Beloved wife of the late Charles Murray Wolfe (1985).
Loved mother and mother-inlaw of Barry and Marlene Wolfe of Strathroy, Patricia Wolfe of Melrose, MA, and Carolyn Wolfe of Strathmere Lodge. Cherished grandma of Gregory and Sarah Wolfe and Shannon and Mike Major.
Treasured great-grandma of Mykenzie, Greyson, Landyn Wolfe and Maverick Major.
Gloria was the last surviving member of the Swanson Family. Remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents George and Barbara (Sinclair) Swanson; siblings Alex Swanson, Helen Harrison, Anne Smith, Mariotta "Ott" Borquist, George Swanson, Don Swanson and Peter Swanson.
Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with Visitation 1 hour prior to the Funeral Service which will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2018, at 11 a.m. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Dashwood.
If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Parkinson Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Condolences at http://www.hoffmanfuneralhome.