Saturday, December 15, 2018
JAMES WALT ER ANDOW "Jimmy"
November 7, 1944 - November 23, 2018
With deep sorrow and loving hearts, we said goodbye to our dad and husband Jimmy at Carleton Manor (Woodstock, NB) on November 23, 2018.
Jimmy was predeceased by his parents, Mary (Nason) and Walter Andow; and sister, Connie Bickford.
He leaves behind his soul-mate and wife, Anna (Thomas) Andow; and children, John (Katie), Jill (John), David (Krissy), Mary Jo (Brian), and Amy (Michael). He also leaves very special grandchildren, Shirley and Margaret Andow, Nathaniel and Gracie Andow, and Clement and Rory McCain. His step-mother, Ferne Andow; mother and father-in-law, Doreen and Frederick Thomas; as well as sisters and brothers-in-law; and several nieces and nephews, will miss him greatly.
Jimmy lived his last years in the throes of Alzheimer's disease, cared for relentlessly by Anna. Anna added both quantity and quality to dad's life, ensuring he walked miles each day, and remained socially active. Despite declining health, dad was still someone who said, "I love you" and "You're beautiful" through scattered words, the same reassuring father and spouse he was for more than 50 years.
Jimmy lived many lives in one. He went to school in Woodstock, NB, after which he graduated from UBBTS, Teachers College and the University of New Brunswick, earning a BA and BEd.
He was a teacher and principal in his early years where he changed scores of lives through his positive outlook and belief in the best of people. Dad loved bringing parents into school for meetings - them bracing for bad news - only to tell them their kids were brilliant. He told the parents and he told the students. And the more he told them, the more brilliant they became.
He did the same with his family. He told Anna she was beautiful and a bona fide genius each day, and this extended to the kids. Parenting books will say not to tell your kids they are extraordinary or exceptional - dad obviously didn't know or believe this. To be the child of a father like that makes your entire life. He believed we were smart, powerful, and always perfect as we were.
Dad and mom liked teaching but left when they were young to do their own thing. Dad - like mom - did not like being told what to do. The trade-off between financial freedom and personal freedom was no trade-off at all: noone would tell them how to spend their days. Dad bought, sold, and created more businesses than can be named. He and mom bought our beautiful family home before it was ever for sale.
Dad was a man of faith, active in his church, and devout until the end. He was involved in local politics, serving on the Woodstock Town Council and as Mayor. In later years as his health declined, he enjoyed simple pleasures: mowing the lawn, walking downtown, having fun with his "Tims" friends, sitting on the verandah, drinking coffees with kitties in lap, and watching ducks on the Meduxnekeag River.
Dad was fun, and funny, and you could always expect a straightforward and honest assessment from him. He was interested in people in the truest sense of the word, and his friends were all over the grid. It didn't matter who you were or how society labeled you; if you were interesting, dad was interested in you. He liked differences, and those who were different from him.
In 2007, when he officially understood that he had Alzheimer's, dad wrote that despite the news, he was still enjoying life to the fullest: "In other words, I live very much in the present. This is November 2007 and now every day is a new adventure."
That was our dad - given a bleak diagnosis yet focused on the joy to come.
He faced challenges with grace and indeed treated life as an adventure. A gift and a lesson for us all.
WILHELMINA BEGEMANN (nee Bartelink)
It is with profound sadness the family announces the passing of Wilhelmina Begemann on Friday, December 7, 2018, at Pinehaven Nursing Home, Waterloo at the age of 88.
Beloved wife of Frits Begemann for 60 unforgettable years.
Loving mother of Karen Begemann (Graeme Coleman) and Chris (Elly) Begemann.
Cherished "Omi" of Eric, Lindsay and Christopher.
Survived by her sister Jans (John "Kas") Kassenaar.
Dear aunt of Judith Andreassen and Stephan Orzechowski.
Predeceased by her siblings Henk, Dirk and Aletta.
Miens was deeply loving and had a great sense of humour.
She enjoyed music, nature and camping trips with her family and beloved dogs. She was an incredibly talented watercolour painter and was an award winning member of the Purple Studio Painters of Mississauga.
Miens was a well loved teacher for almost 40 years and an active member of the Retired Women Teachers Federation of Ontario.
She will be remembered for her generous heart, wit and intelligence, and her devotion to her husband, children and family.
A heartfelt thank you to all the staff at Pinehaven Nursing Home for the compassionate care and kindness shown to Wilhelmina.
Private cremation has taken place.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Mississauga in the new year.
Arrangements and details will be available at the Henry Walser Funeral Home website or by contacting them at 519-749-8467.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington would be appreciated by the family.
Visit http://www.henrywalser.com for Miens' memorial.
FORREST MORGAN BUCKINGHAM
Passed away peacefully at the age of 95 on December 7, 2018. Predeceased by his wife Leila (nee Mackenzie) of almost 70 years. Survived by his children Nancy (Tilt), John, Andrea (McKay) and Cheryl (Brownlie); seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Forrest served as an officer in the US Navy during WWII, then found his calling as an educator, serving as a highly respected Forestry Professor at both the University of New Brunswick and the University of Toronto, retiring in 1988.
Forrest loved his family and particularly enjoyed classical music and the outdoors. Even during his last year, he was happiest when family would take him for walks along the Lake Ontario waterfront.
Many thanks to all the staff at Lakeshore Lodge for their exceptional care and kindness to both Forrest and his family.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Spring, 2019.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
MIRIAM MARGRETHE CARR
Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at the age of 87.
Predeceased by her husband Alan S. Carr (1998).
Cherished mother of Catherine Carr and her husband Steven Parker of Oshawa, Birgitta MacLeod and her husband Don of Port Perry and Sonja Carr and her husband Ted Thomas of Hamilton.
Much loved grandmother of Cameron, Christopher, Sydney, Olivia, Kaya and Eliza. Loving aunt of Timothy, Alyson and Ryan.
Survived by her brother John Iverson and his wife JoAnne of Paris, ON. Predeceased by her sister Sylvia Hampton.
Visitation at Barnes Memorial Funeral Home, 5295 Thickson Rd.
N. Whitby on Tuesday, December 18th, from 12:00 Noon until time of Memorial service in the Barnes Chapel at 1:00 p.m.
Miriam loved and passionately supported all the arts - music, theatre, visual, literary and dance. In her honour and in remembrance, the family requests that you go out and buy a piece of art, tickets to a play, concert or any other performance. Sit in row L which she decided was the best.
Miriam will be laid to rest beside her husband and parents at Park Lawn Cemetery.
Messages of condolence and shared memories can be left for the family by visiting barnesmemorialfuneralhome.com
RONALD JOSEPH LIONEL CORNFIELD
Ronald Joseph Lionel Cornfield, age 86, died of complications from bvFTD on November 14, 2018 at the Village of Humber Heights in Etobicoke, ON. Ronald is survived by his wife, Shirley, after 62 years of marriage and a friendship of 81 years that began in kindergarten; son, David (Linda Archer) of Seattle, WA; daughter, Dr. Linda Cornfield (Glen) of Bolton, ON; and grandchildren, Megan and Adam.
Ron was born on July 13, 1932 in Toronto to parents, Lillian and R.N. Cornfield. He was a proud alumnus of Humberside CI and earned his ARCT in Classical Piano Performance at the University of Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music while in Grade 13. He graduated from University of Toronto in Modern Languages and Literatures specializing in French and German (Hon B.A. 1954), completed his M.A. in French in 1955 and his Type A specialist teaching certification in Modern Languages (French and German) at Ontario College of Education (1956). In 1956, Ron taught French and German at Downsview CI, North York. In 1958, he was appointed Assistant Head of Moderns for the opening of Richview CI. In 1962, Ron became Head of Moderns at North Albion CI. Ron was Chief Presiding Officer for provincial departmental examinations from 1958-1966, and spent the summer of 1964 studying at the Goethe Institute in Radolfzell, Germany and was awarded the Oberstufe certificate with honours. In 1966, Ron was appointed Co-ordinator of Modern Languages for the Borough of Etobicoke and was responsible for planning and overseeing the development of the Early French Immersion Program that started in 1976. He held this position for 25 years until his retirement in 1991.
Ron was committed to serving the wider community of Modern Language educators: From 1980-1982 Ron was seconded to the Elementary Education Department of the Curriculum Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Education. He was assistant editor for the Canadian Modern Language Review (CMLR), joined its editorial board in 1977, served on its board of directors from 1982-1988, and continued to serve as a member of the CMLR Advisory. He was very involved with the Ontario Modern Language Teachers' Association (OMLTA) serving on the Executive Committee as councilor, secretary, vice-president, and president, and was honoured with an OMLTA Life Membership in 1981.
He was a longtime member of Royal York Road United Church (RYRUC). In addition to being an educator and linguist, Ron was an accomplished pianist, avidly enjoyed classical music and attending concerts, and was extremely knowledgeable about music, composers, and performers. He enjoyed collecting antiques and was a member of Glasfax.
A memorial service to celebrate Ron's life will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, January 5, 2019 at RYRUC, 851 Royal York Road, Etobicoke, ON (416-231-9401), followed by a reception at the church. Private interment at Park Lawn Cemetery. The family can be contacted at Ljcornfield@verizon.
net. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the RYRUC Cornfield Music Fund or the Hurritz Brain Sciences Program for FTD research at Sunnybrook Hospital (https:// donate.sunnybrook.ca/tribute).
MARY ELIZABETH ELLIS (nee Harris)
May 27, 193 2 - December 10, 2018
Peacefully in her sleep, beloved wife of the late David Nicholson Ellis.
Cherished mother of Peggy (Teobaldo Noriega), Carol (Dean McDonald), and Anne (Sonjoy Gupta), and much loved grandmother of Elizabeth Monroe and David Monroe. Predeceased by sister, Margaret (Peggy) Taylor; and fondly remembered by brother, Arthur J. (Jack) Harris; nephews, Kenneth Harris, John Harris, Paul Taylor; and niece, Elizabeth Harris.
Raised in London Ontario, Mary studied Nursing at Western University and enjoyed her summers at the family cottage by Lake Huron. With David, Mary enjoyed many adventures and travels when they were posted to Europe during the early years of their marriage. For 45 years, they lived in Kingston where she and David enjoyed sailing and walks by the lake.
She was a dedicated volunteer for the CNIB, and supported her daughters' activities through volunteer work with the Girl Guides and the Kingston Gymnastics Club. Mary was a brilliant cook and dressmaker, and had an especially vivacious mind that instilled a love of life-long learning in her children and grandchildren, from the arts and music, to business, politics and science. Mary has continued to encourage education by donating her body to the University of Toronto for anatomical studies and medical research. We will miss her warmth and sparkling smile.
The family offers a grateful thank you to the wonderful staff at Cummer Lodge, who helped Mary navigate the challenges of her final years with continued grace and dignity.
Friends are welcome to share in the celebration of Mary's life being held at Cummer Lodge between 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 20th. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
OLGA KATHLEEN HALLER
Passed away at home in her 95th year on December 1, 2018. Born February 12, 1924 to Jean and Jim Wilson (deceased). Beloved wife of the late John (2000). Mother of Jim Haller (Kathy), Jeannie Haller and Joey Perry (late Grant 1990). Loving Gaga of Katie Reynolds (Darrin), Angie Hewick (Geoff), Jessica Gutowski (Adam), Kelly Stewart (Brent), Jacquelyne Hunt and Roberta Perry. Great Gaga of Matthew, Jack, Jayme, Ben, Diana, Noah, Sam, and Joey. Sister of the late Jim Wilson (Audrey) and sister-in-law to Hedy and Steve Haller.
Olga left a teaching career in Pickering to raise her three children. Mom was an avid reader, quilter and bridge player. She was a member of the Quilters Guild in King City, and the King Crafters for many years. As her eyesight failed she joined Probus, and the CNIB Book Club. To continue with her passion for reading, Mom switched to audio books, and could be found listening to them constantly. Mom and Dad spent many summers at their cottage on Lake Joseph in Muskoka for over 50 years.
A special thank you to her caregiver John D'Amata for his excellent care and friendship over the past eight years.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Joia Restaurant at 15570 Yonge St., Aurora, Ontario, on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Spring Interment at Foot's Bay Cemetery, Muskoka.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation.
WILLIAM ARTHUR HASTIE JUNIOR (Art)
Predeceased by his father, William Arthur Hastie and his mother, Sarah Milne, our much loved William Arthur (Art) Hastie Junior, died at age 66 on September 14, 2018 at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga after a hard fought battle with COPD. He is survived by his beloved wife, Lynda Hooker, his friend and life partner of 27 years.
He was loved by his large extended family, including brothers, Ian (Lesley), Ben (Linda), Neil (Dawn); sisters, Sarah and Jeannie; niece, Emily; nephews, Ben (Nadine), Andrew, Jonathan (deceased), Miles (Sara), Neil (Teya), David (Miryam); grandnieces, Madeline, Ellie, Mina; and grandnephew, Julian.
Art was born in Val d'Or, Quebec and his love of the outdoors remained even after the family moved to Toronto when he was 11 years of age.
We remember Art as the funloving fisherman, and animalloving hunter, and a loyal friend who enjoyed trips with his buddies in Ontario and fishing Lake Vernon, Lake Ontario and the Pacific off Costa Rica. We marvelled at the beautiful pictures he took of the birds and wildlife on land and from his boat along the shorelines of Ontario's lakes.
Art spent his working life as a Service Advisor at large car dealerships in the GTA. His knowledge of the combustion engine made him very successful and as popular with his clients as he was with his employers. Pictures of him as a five year old sitting on a Triumph motorbike indicated when this passion started, and from there he went on to cars, trucks, and boat engines; always fascinated and always knowledgeable.
Art is now at peace. We will think of him and miss him always.
HELEN MARY JENNINGS (née Macdonald)
Annapolis Royal, NS Passed peacefully on November 26, 2018, at the age of 96.
Predeceased by her husband, Richard Hubert Jennings, her parents Douglas James and Evelyn (Whitside) Macdonald, and her brother John "Monk" Macdonald. Mourned by her son Paul and daughter-in-law Elisabeth (Bachem); her grandchildren Magdalena, Cecilia, and Bruno; her sister Jeanne Carter; and many nieces and nephews.
Mary was raised in Toronto, and trained as a nurse at Wellesley Hospital. She lived many years in Kleinburg, ON, before moving in her last years to Nova Scotia.
Funeral will be at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Middleton, NS, on Wednesday, December 19th, at 2 p.m.
The service will be live streamed at http://www.middletonfuneralhome .com (1 p.m. Ontario time!); there is also an online guestbook. A burial service will be held sometime in the Spring at Christ Church, Woodbridge, ON, for Ontario friends and family.
VIVIEN MURIEL KITSON-JESSUP "Biz"
Peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital on December 7, 2018, shortly following her 94th birthday. Predeceased by loving husbands Howard Kitson and Judson Jessup, and brother Allan Beaupit (Muriel). Vivien leaves two sons: Glen (Annie) and Vaughan (Lynda); three grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. She will be missed by her neighbours at Del Manor, the Kitson and Jessup families, and her many friends at the Salvation Army North Toronto Community Church and the Church of the Ascension in Don Mills.
Vivien was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario to Fred Beaupit and Christina Snyder, and moved to Toronto at a young age. Her family were early Don Mills residents, purchasing their home in 1954 and remaining at that location for more than 55 years.
Despite some challenging years that included supporting Howard through a long and difficult illness, Biz maintained her deep religious convictions, quiet optimism and a delightful sense of humour throughout her life.Heartfelt thanks to the team at Del Manor Wynford, aka "this wonderful place!", who have been like a second family to Biz. Your kindness will not be forgotten.
In lieu of funeral service, family and friends are welcome to drop in for a Celebration of Life to be held at Del Manor Wynford, 187 Wynford Drive, on Wednesday, Dec. 19th, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
DR. ISAIAH ALAN LITVAK
October 1, 1936 December 9, 2018 Isaiah 'Al' Litvak,
passed away Sunday, December 9, 2018. He will be sorely missed by the family he loved and by his many friends and colleagues. Al lived the life he wanted. He was a scholar of note, a great teacher and a consultant to business and government. He was much respected and admired by those who knew him.
Professor Litvak was author of many books and articles. His work on NAFTA, to this day, resonates with current Canada-U.S. trade negotiations.
A recognized authority in the field of strategic management and public policy, he received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from Columbia University and a B.Com.
Al began his career at McMaster University, moved to the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University and then held the Pierre Lassonde Chair in International Business at the Schulich School of Business, York University. In his later years, he was an Eminent Scholar and the Christine & Eugene Lynn Chair in International Business at the College of Business, Florida Atlantic University.
Born in Shanghai to Max and Basia Litvak in 1936, he survived the Japanese invasion and along with his family escaped to Montreal just before the takeover of Shanghai during the communist revolution.
Al met his wife at summer camp in 1958 and the rest was history; a history that spanned 60 years.
He was a wonderful and loving husband to Marilyn; father to Matthew; father-in-law to Diana Hamilton and grandfather to Benjamin and Aaron.
Donations can be made in Al's name to the Brain Campaign at the Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation (https:// http://www.tgwhf.ca/campaigns/brain/)
Peacefully, surrounded by family, Rosemary Matthews née Brunsdon, aged 88 years. Born in Southampton, England, Rosemary studied music from earliest childhood and became an accomplished pianist. At 20, she was a contestant at Queen Elizabeth of Belgium's international piano competition in Brussels. In 1955, on an extended trip to Canada with a friend, she met Roy Matthews, also from England; they married later that year.
Roy and Rosemary had three sons and a daughter, with whom she shared her love of books, music, dogs and a good cup of tea. Her family and friends could always count on her to provide a sympathetic ear, endless comfort and unconditional love.
In addition to her husband of 63 years, Rosemary is survived by her children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren: Paul (Elsa Suárez and son Nicolas); Ian (Diane de Grandmont and children Michèle, Sean (Nikki McConville), Brigitte (Marco Bernard and their children Raphaëlle and Frédérique), and Anne); Claire (Edwin Hubert and children Charlotte and Daniel); and Alex ("Ted") (Rochelle Relyea).
The family wishes to thank everyone at the Ottawa Civic Hospital and the Villagia retirement home for all their help and comfort.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders or your local foodbank.
Friends are invited to the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O'Connor) on December 16, 2018.
Visitation from 1-3 p.m. with a Celebration of Rosemary's life to be held in the chapel at 3pm.
Condolences/Tributes/ Donations Hulse, Playfair & McGarry http://www.hpmcgarry.ca 613-233-1143
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.
DR. JOSEPHINE NANSON
Dr. Josephine Nanson (Jo), psychologist, scientist, educator, mentor, leader, friend, wife and mother, passed away on December 10, 2018.
Jo was born in Saltcotes, Saskatchewan, on September 24, 1948. She grew up in Saskatoon, graduating from Bedford Road in 1965. She competed a degrees English Literature and Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan in 1969. She began working at McNeal Clinic until her Daughter, Fiona was born in 1974. From 1975-2003, Jo worked as a psychologist at the Alvin Buckwold Center (ABC) in Saskatoon. In 1970, she published her research on the importance Early Intervention for children with disabilities.
In 1975, after the birth of her son Michael, Jo returned to ABC. With ABCs traveling clinic program, Jo travelled throughout Saskatchewan, bringing assessment and early intervention to remote communities There were many stories of staying in hotels in small towns throughout the province.
In 1980, Jo began looking at the phenomenon of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in children. Working to identify ways to prevent, support and intervention for children who have FASD became a lifelong passion.
This passion lead Jo, while working full time, to earn her PhD in clinical psychology in 1988. Upon completion of her doctorate, continuing to work at ABC, Jo began researching and teaching at the University of Saskatchewan, and started a small private practice. In 1990, she became a member of the Canadian Psychological association, the International Neuropsychological Association, the American Psychological Association, the National Academy of Neuropsychology and a member of the Canadian Registry of Health service Provides in Psychology. Her research into the effects of prenatal teratogen exposure, allowed for her to be published in multiple journals including the House of Commons report Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Preventable Tragedy (1994). Her contributions to the recognition and prevention of FASD has saved many lives.
In 2003, Jo moved to teaching and private practice full time. As an adjunct professor at the University of Saskatchewan, Jo worked to mentor students in psychology and continue her research into bettering the lives of individuals with disabilities. She supervised students, fostering their areas of interest.
In her private practice, Jo provided assessment and therapy, specialising in children and adults who had Trauma exposure, Autism, FASD and Brain Injury. She worked with the provincial and federal legal system, particularly with youth in trouble with the law and Assessment of Residential School Claimants for the Department of Justice. She often spoke of the honor she felt, being able help people find their voice, when they had not been heard before.
Professionally, Jo worked with many government and Non-profit organizations. She served on the Maternal PKU Study with the National Institute of Mental Health, the Health Canada's Scientific Advisory Board on the Diagnostic Guidelines for FASD, the Canada Northwest partnership Research Network Board of Directors. She also worked as a grant reviewer for the National institute of Health, the Canadian Medical Association Journal and the editorial Board of Fetal Alcohol Research. She read thousand of research ideas, away talking about the amazing work that people were doing. She considered it an honor and an important contribution to science.
Jo believed in public service in personal life as well. Her unwavering faith, lead Jo to volunteer for the United Church boards in Saskatoon and Victoria.
She served on presbytery in both Saskatchewan and British Columbia and represented her church at General Counsel. In 2011, Jo was appointed to the Pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review Expert Review Committee (pCODR).
She worked as a patient representative for 6 years, working to ensure quality of life was always considered when looking at oncology treatments. While working on this committee she learned more about chemistry than she ever planned.
Jo's greatest gift was her generosity of her time and talents. Jo always had time for others. She opened her home as a safe place to land for anyone who needed it. Sunday dinners were often 8 or more people. She has many people she calls family as a result. In addition, Jo's hobbies were photography, a passion she shared with her husband John, sewing, and reading. She was an amazing scientist, friend, spouse and mother. She leaves many who will eternally miss her, John, Fiona (Marc) and Michael (Jane), Rowenna (Andres); her grandchildren, extended family and many friends.
A celebration of Jo's Life is planned for March 9th, in Victoria. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations to be made to Gordon United Church in Langford (935 Goldstream Ave, Langford, BC), The Kiwanis Pavilion of Victoria (3034 Cedar Hill Road, Victoria, BC) or Amy McClure House in Saskatoon (McClure United Church, 292 Heritage Way, Saskatoon, SK).
ROBERT MARK QUAYLE
Passed away at age 88 on December 11, 2018. Mark's life is celebrated by Patricia, his wife of 56 years; children, Elizabeth (Jean François), John, Margaret (Darcy); four grandsons; and many friends.
As a young man, Mark emigrated from the Isle of Man and settled in Toronto, where he found a job with P&O Cruises. This was the beginning of a successful career in the travel industry, which culminated in the position of Canadian Director of Sales for P&O/Princess Cruises. Mark moved his young family to Richmond, BC in 1972, and later retired to Tsawwassen, BC, where he spent many years playing golf, lawn bowling and enjoying the company of friends and family before being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. He will be lovingly remembered for his kindness, exceptional sense of humour and unwavering commitment to his family.
HELEN HEATHER 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.
ARTHUR FRANCIS WADE
October 10, 1923 December 10, 2018
Passed peacefully at Sunnybrook Veteran's Centre.
Arrangements entrusted to Morley Bedford Funeral Services.
DR. JAMES GARRITY In loving memory of Dr.
James Garrity who died one year ago today - December 15, 2017.
Devoted husband of Kathleen nee Thomson. Adored father, grandfather and greatgrandfather.
Rest In Peace.
December 16, 1984 In memory of a dear son, brother and uncle. You are always in our thoughts and prayers.
The Michael Willis Family.
RONALD DEREK WILLEY M.A., M.S.W., M.Ed., M.L.S., Ph.D (Hist.)
February 11, 1930 October 7, 2018 Ronald was born in Regina, SK on February 11, 1930 and passed away in Salmon Arm, BC on October 7, 2018.
Ron was an avid history buff, which showed in his chosen profession of teaching. After graduating from university, Ron initially worked as a social worker in Saskatchewan, but switched course to pursue a career in teaching, an occupation he was passionate about for the remainder of his life.
Well after retirement he was still being invited to guest lecture.
He was an engaging speaker, full of curiousity and humour.
His kindness and generosity were immediately apparent, and his friendship was valuable to so many people. He was a strong supporter of the Salvation Army, donations to which, in his memory, would be welcome.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his sisters, Daphne (Dennis) Glassford and Beverly Sass of Chilliwack. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret; and brother, Ian.