Friday, March 22, 2019
On Friday, March 15, 2019 in Florida. Beloved husband of Rhoda. Devoted father of Stephanie Appelton, David Appelton and fiance Dorothy Kubow. Loving son of the late Max and Rae Appelton.
At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Interment Beth Torah Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 2550 Sixteenth Side Road, King City. Memorial donations may be made to Ed Appelton Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 416780-0324, http://www.benjamins.ca
PHILIP ANDREW ARMSTRONG
Philip Andrew Armstrong died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on March 9, 2019, at the age of 86. Philip is survived by his wife, Mary; his daughter Daphne (Taylor Moore); and son, Duncan (Lynda). Philip was predeceased by his daughter, Leslie; parents, Vernon and Helen; and brothers, Geoffrey and Gordon. Grandpa Philip or 'Poppa' will be fondly remembered by grandchildren, Sarah and Matthew Armstrong, and Victoria, Will and Cameron Webster.
Born in Toronto, Philip attended Upper Canada College, and then attended Business School at the University of Western Ontario.
Philip worked overseas in England and returned to Toronto where he quickly became an expert in commercial lending and mortgages. Dad was credited with developing and introducing variable and reverse mortgages to Canada, on behalf of the Nation's leading banks and lenders.
Dad loved spending leisure time with his parents, brothers, their families and friends, at Farhills Farm. After nearly thirty Winters spent skiing at Osler Bluff; dad and mom built their dream chalet at the Club's base, where they entertained family and friends, hosted 'Ski Week' parties and relaxed during the off-season.
Dad will always be remembered for his great sense of humour and devotion to family, especially to his wife, Mary, his life partner for 58 years.
A Celebration of Life service will take place in Grace Church OnThe-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, on Saturday, March 30th, at 2:00 p.m. A reception will be held in the Parish Hall immediately following the service. Private Interment to take place. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Krembil Neuroscience Centre (http://www.uhn.ca/KNC) would be appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymiles.com.
CAROLYN ALICE CLEMENT (nee Hill)
Of Toronto died suddenly Wednesday, March 13, 2019, on Hwy 28 just south of Apsley Ontario. She was 69 years of age.
She is remembered fondly by her husband, Kim; her children, Kate (Amy Davey), Daniel (Courtney) and Carl (Stacy Seepaul); and of course, her five beloved grandsons, Oliver, Edgar, Hanlan, Elliott and Lincoln.
Carolyn grew up in Peterborough, Ontario, the only daughter to Albert and Kate Hill. She was a voracious reader and a good student, although she often got into trouble for giggling in class. She is remembered by her lifelong best friends Lynne Porter, Ruth Nicoletti and Emily Lattion, among so many others that she has touched over her lifetime.
A lifelong learner, Carolyn attended the University of Toronto (Victoria College) where she received her bachelor's degree. It was here that she met the love of her life (Kim) and began their relationship together.
Carolyn went on to study nursing at Sheridan College. Years later, she received a Masters of Nursing from D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York. Carolyn spent the majority of her career as a nurse, working in hospitals, nursing homes, the community, and, most recently, as a case worker for Veterans Affairs Canada.
Beyond her roles as wife and mother, Carolyn enjoyed many things in life. She was an avid gardener, walker, scuba diver and yoga enthusiast. Her life was very full. She was deeply involved with several meditation groups that gave her a great sense of solace and community. Nothing brought her more joy than her "treasures" - her children and grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 1 p.m.
at the Roncesvalles United Church at 240 Roncesvalles Avenue, with reception to follow in the church.
Donations may be made to Second Harvest in lieu of flowers.
WILLIAM JAMES HENRY (Bill)
"I am the resurrection and the life. If anyone believes in me, even though he dies, he will live. And whoever lives and believes in me will never die."
John 11:25-26 It is with great sadness that the family of William James Henry announces his passing on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. William was the eldest son of Robert W. and Beverley A. Henry. William James Henry was named after his paternal great grandfather.
Bill was known for his unbridled enthusiasm, unfailing sense of humour, and for being a pillar of advice and guidance among his family and friends. He demonstrated exemplary bravery, perseverance and optimism.
He will be lovingly remembered as a wonderful brother and best friend of his sister, Elizabeth Henry-Walford (Rob) and his brother, Michael Henry (Jerel). He will be remembered with love and gratitude by his nephews and nieces, Matthew and Patrick Walford, Clare, Margaret and William Henry. Bill will be greatly missed by his partner, Michelle Ryan.
Bill was blessed with a wonderful group of steadfast friends with whom he enjoyed skiing, golfing and cycling. He enjoyed an exceptional friendship with Gregory (Greg) Petkovich, who he met in high school. Greg was with Bill and the Henry family, on every step of this difficult journey. The Henry family wants to thank all of Bill's friends who provided unwavering love, support, prayers and compassion for him.
In addition, the Henry family want to thank the medical doctors and caregivers in Seattle, New Jersey and Toronto, who worked so hard on Bill's behalf. Drs. Paul Nghiem, Shailender Bhatia, Song Park of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Dr. Ann Silk of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Jennifer Bryan R.N. of Rutgers Cancer Institute; all of whom demonstrated a pioneering spirit and dogged exploration of all possible outcomes.
A native of Toronto, Bill attended Royal St. George's College (RSGC) from grade 4 to 13. RSGC was a wonderful place for academics, sports and extracurricular activities. Bill was head of the debating team, an avid swimmer and School Prefect in his graduating year. Summers during high school were spent at Kilcoo Camp, where Bill developed a great appreciation for camping, canoeing and other outdoor activities which would remain with him all his life. One of the best summer jobs Bill had was working with his brother on a dairy farm near Cheltenham. Bill learned the value of hard, honest work and resourcefulness from his employer. The pay was minimal, but the experience was priceless.
Upon graduation from RSGC, Bill was accepted to St. Michael's College, University of Toronto. Bill along with his brother and sister, were the third generation of Henry family who graduated from U of T. Bill was very involved in numerous clubs and activities including the Hart House Debates Committee. Fortunately, Bill, Elizabeth and Michael all attended St. Michael's in overlapping years, which created many happy memories of their days together.
After graduation from U of T, Bill entered the MBA program at the University of Windsor. Bill worked for Nomura Securities in Tokyo, Japan. Bill travelled extensively throughout Japan visiting the cities of Kyoto, Nara and Osaka.
One highlight of his trip was when Bill climbed Mt. Fuji.
Bill graduated from the University of Windsor and joined the TD Bank Financial Group where he worked for 28 years in a variety of roles. Most recently, Bill worked as a Senior Financial Planner for TD Wealth. Bill felt very fortunate to have earned the trust and confidence of hundreds of clients. During his career at TD Wealth, Bill excelled at investing and financial planning.
Education was very important to Bill who was continuously striving to learn more. During his career, Bill completed three financial planning designations including the CFP (Certified Financial Planner), CIWP (Chartered Investment Wealth Professional) and FMA (Financial Management Advisor).
Outside of work, Bill was a lifelong member of the Granite Club where he enjoyed participating in many different activities with friends and family.
Bill enjoyed traveling extensively in North and South America, Europe and Japan. Bill believed that travel provided an excellent education and a window from which to view the world.
A passionate and accomplished downhill skier, Bill was a 25-year member of the High Park Ski Club. He was a CSIA 2 ski instructor and enjoyed teaching and skiing across North and South America. Bill's favourite ski experience was heli-skiing in Telluride, Colorado, with his good friends.
In recent years, Bill helped children with special needs, as a ski instructor in the Special Olympics program at Earl Bales Ski Centre. He was immensely grateful for his opportunities and was delighted to give back to others.
"A man's reach must exceed his grasp or what's a heaven for?" (Browning) There will be a visitation at R.S. Kane Funeral Home located at 6150 Yonge St., Toronto, on Monday, March 25, 2019, from 3-6 p.m.
A Funeral Mass will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church located at 24 Cheritan Avenue, Toronto, on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 10:30 a.m.
Following the funeral service, there will be a private interment.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Terry Fox Foundation or to Royal St. George's College, 120 Howland Avenue, Toronto. Condolences may be left at http://www.rskane.ca.
ESTHER CLEMENTINE WOODHOUSE HOCKIN
January 18, 1922 - March 4, 2019
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Esther Clementine Woodhouse Hockin. She died peacefully in bed at her residence in Nanaimo, BC, in the early morning hours on March 4, 2019, at the grand age of 97. Esther was predeceased by her loving husband, Alan and her brother and sister-in-law, David and Elaine Henry. Survived by her children, Jeremy (Pat), Gillian (Rob), Nicholas (Molly) and Jonathan (Natasha); grandchildren, Ben, Josh (Victoria), Jenny (Darcy), K-child, Stephanie (Daniel), Josh, Zoe, Lucy, Jojo and Maggie; and her great-grandchildren, Jackson, Liam, Emmaline and Annelise. Also survived by her only niece, Janice (Morten) and their children; daughter-in-law, Nicola Bangham; cherished cousin, Jennifer Verrall; and lifelong friends Herb and Paula O'Driscoll and family.
Esther was born in Winnipeg, MB on January 18, 1922 to parents, Howard and Josephine (nee Woodhouse) Henry. Her brother, David, was five years her elder. The family moved to Ottawa, where Howard served as private secretary to Prime Minister Mackenzie King for many years and then on the Exchequer Court of Canada.
Esther had a remarkable gift for singing and acting. She performed as a soloist in concerts, musicals and church choirs for many years. She met Alan at the Orpheus Operatic Society's rehearsal of The Yeomen of the Guard, the beginning of a wonderful relationship. They were married in Ottawa on December 27, 1952. Over the course of their sixty-two+ years together, they lived in Paris (France), Ottawa, Washington DC, Princeton NJ, Toronto, Nanoose Bay and Nanaimo, BC. Wherever they lived, Esther and Alan were known for their warmth, generosity, lively conversations and hospitality. Esther was devoted to her husband and family, and had a positive, upbeat spirit, a great sense of humour, a strong faith, and a natural sparkle and charm.
When they moved to Toronto in 1971, Esther joined the Alumnae Theatre and appeared in numerous plays, to rave reviews. A notable highlight was when author, Carol Shields sought Esther out backstage to commend her for her performance in Shields' play, Thirteen Hands. Esther began acting in film and television at the tender age of sixty-one, loving every minute of it.
She was genuinely concerned for the welfare of others, cheerfully engaged in volunteer work, whether with the Cancer Society, Meals on Wheels, or teaching English to newly arrived immigrants in downtown Toronto. Esther will always be remembered as a character, who was intelligent, kind, thoughtful, talented, entertaining and witty. The name "Esther" means "star", and she clearly was one to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed.
The family wishes to acknowledge and thank the caring staff at Origin/Astoria for their dedicated service and friendship to the elderly under their care.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at St. Anne and St. Edmund Anglican Church on 407 Wembley Road in Parksville, BC. In lieu of flowers, please consider honouring Esther's memory by making a donation in her name to St. Anne and St. Edmund Anglican Church.
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ROBERT BRUCE COWIE
It is with great sadness that the family of Robert Bruce Cowie announces his passing on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at the age of 61. Bruce will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 42 years, Cheryl; his daughter, Jessica and son-in-law, Casey. Son of Donald and Nan Cowie, brother of Nancy (Bruce), Arlene, Brian (Laureen), as well as his nieces and nephews, Steven (Marlaena), Kevin (Shannon), Kris, Kiefer, Stephanie, Lindsay (Mat), Brittany (Andrew), and Brooker.
A native of Toronto, Bruce, Coowner of Centura Tile/Centura Industrial Developments, lived his best life on his own terms. He loved his family fiercely, and his love of music was a close second.
He played it loud. Bruce was humble, private and first class.
Bruce's best gifts were his kind heart, brilliant mind, generosity and wicked wit. He spent more than four decades embracing the Stoney Lake life. His cottage was his castle and he tended it impeccably, making it one of the jewels of Stoney. Bruce was also a known daredevil, jumping out of planes, driving fast cars or whizzing by on his seadoo.
He brought enormous joy to all who knew him.
A celebration of Bruce's life will be held Thursday, March 28th.
Family and friends are invited to drop in between 5-8 p.m. at Centura Tile, 950 Lawrence Ave. W.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to a children's charity of your choice.
JABU DUBE 1942 - 2019 With his wife Lynn, his daughters Nomusa and Makhala, and his sonin-law Idrissa, by his side, Jabu passed away peacefully on March 20, 2019, in Toronto, Canada.
He played an integral role in South Africa's fight for freedom and will be remembered as a man of integrity, honour, and a loving husband, father, brother and uncle. Funeral arrangements are being made in Southern Africa. In lieu of flowers, please donate to http://www.silibonatrust.org.za
JAMES DONALD MACCALLUM
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James MacCallum on February 15, 2019.
Born and raised in Kitchener Waterloo, James attended Bluevale Collegiate Institute where he enjoyed math, sciences and acting in high school plays.
He continued in the sciences, graduating with a degree in mathematics from the University of Waterloo, which led to a career as a software engineer at BNR/ Northern Telecom in Toronto.
Throughout his life, James had a passion for the outdoors, movies, reading and languages, studying Latin at University of Toronto for several years. He took up bookbinding in his 40s creating beautiful books, boxes, and handmade and marbled paper, all of which showed his artistry and innate understanding of colour. He also loved travel and adventure and visited the UK, Europe, and the US many times. Highlights in Canada include trips to Cambridge Bay, Nunavut and the Yukon. Further afield, he travelled to Madagascar, Mauritius, Africa, and South and Central America. He reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and only a severe snow storm prevented him from summiting Mount Aconcagua in Argentina where he still reached 6000 meters. Though naturally introverted, James touched the lives of all those who knew him with his kindness, intelligence, alternately dry and silly sense of humour, and creativity. Because of James' recent struggles with mental health and addiction, he had difficulty seeing in himself what the rest of us saw in him. He was truly loved.
James is greatly missed by his loving wife Carole Lindsay.
Predeceased by his parents Donald (Don) and Joyce MacCallum, he is also sadly missed by his sister, Louise MacCallum, brother-inlaw, Michael Barnstijn, nephew Alexander, cousin William Jeakins, his many other cousins and his extended family and friends.
A gathering to remember James and celebrate his life will be held on April 14th from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
at Nicholas Metivier Gallery, 190 Richmond Street East, Toronto.
Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
ROBERT JAMES MIFFLIN
1929 - 2019
Robert (Bob) James Mifflin, 89, of Woodstock, NB (formerly Toronto, ON) passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Riverside Court Retirement Residence in Woodstock, NB.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Bob was the son of the late James and Myra Mifflin (nee Thorne). At the age of 9, Bob and his family moved to Catalina, Newfoundland where he completed his secondary education and developed his passion for Newfoundland and sailing which he held in his heart for the remainder of his life. Bob became, albeit short lived, a professional seaman and worked for the SW Mifflin Company. Upon completion of high school, and like his father (who earned the Military Cross in WWI), he joined the US Armed Forces. Bob returned to New York and in 1955 earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Colombia University beginning his lifelong career in Business. He married Rita Joan Gorla in 1953 and in 1955 they emigrated to Canada where they settled and lived their lives in or near Toronto.
Bob's career included: Ritson, Massey-Ferguson, T Eaton Co, Carling Breweries, Government of Ontario, Imperial Bank of Commerce, and Sunlife Assurance. His roles varied but he excelled in market research and strategic planning.
Bob was a long-time member of the RCYC. He was a cruising sailor and spent many years on Georgian Bay on Sundays Child and on Lake Ontario on Spin Drift. He was an incredible wooden boat builder - his beautiful rowboat and electric powered launch were used to enjoy the Toronto Islands. Bob's other life-long activity, avidly shared with Rita and many friends, was bird watching.
Bob moved to Woodstock, NB in February 2014.
Bob is survived by his son Christopher Mifflin (Luba) Collingwood, ON; daughters Karen Mifflin-Pierce (Louis) Woodstock, NB and Gail Mifflin Arnprior, ON; grandchildren Scott, Tyler and Alexander Mifflin, Stephen and Michael Pierce, Jessica Hlywka. He will be missed by his special friend and companion, Wendy Wildfong.
Bob was predeceased by his wife, Rita.
A private memorial service will take place in Toronto at a later date.
Bob's family would like to extend special thanks to Riverside Court and in particular to the staff of Special Care for their love and support in making Riverside Bob's home.
DR. PEGGY LOU ERLANDSON ROSS (Andreen)
M.D., B.Sc., FRCP(C)
Died peacefully at the age of 84 surrounded by her family on 10 March 2019 following a courageous 3 and half year battle against the debilitating effects of a major stroke. Predeceased in 2009 by her one true love, her husband of 50 years and partner in adventure, Jock. Adored, forever missed and survived by her children Jock (Tamara), Leslie (Lesley-Ann), Scott (Dianne) and Alison (Wolf), her grandchildren Jack, MacKenzie and Jock, her sister Inge Andreen (Walter Spakowsky) and her sister-in-law Helen Mowat.
She came from humble beginnings in Saskatoon where, following the death of her father when she was 5 years old and the subsequent long-term incapacity of her mother due to illness, she was effectively raised by the Sisters of Sion Convent who fortunately recognised and nurtured her immense intellectual, academic and musical talents. She went on to take life and the world by storm and blaze a trail for women throughout the medical world. One of only 3 women in her UBC medical class of 1958, she was a true pioneer and her extensive list of "first woman to..." accomplishments led to her inclusion in "Uppity Women We Are!" by Eileen Nason Cambon, a 100 year history of medical women of British Columbia (1893 - 1993) published in 2008. She enjoyed a long and distinguished career as an anaesthesiologist at BC Women's Hospital and a clinical associate professor of anaesthesia at UBC.
Dismayed by the harassment and intimidation existing at the time in the Faculty of Medicine, she vowed to improve the work and study environment and, along with Dr Judith Hall, was instrumental in the creation of a new position of Associate Dean of Medicine (Equity) for UBC in 1993, a first for any North American medical school. She applied for and was appointed to this newly created role that she held until her retirement in 2000. Peggy's ABC's (Attitude, Boundaries and Communication) on how to deal with harassment and intimidation became a well-loved required course for all first year medical and dental students.
Notwithstanding her tremendous professional success, her true passion in life was her family and, as an extremely proud mom, she cherished her 14 years spent away from her career to raise her 4 children. Highlights from this career sabbatical included learning to ski with her kids, numerous trips in a Chevrolet station wagon and becoming an expert in the logistics of engine torque and trailer load weights while trekking across western Canada and the US driving a horse trailer as a horse show mom! Official retirement in 2000 simply meant more time for world travel, bridge tournaments as a world class Life Master, haute couture sewing, Professor Emeritus lectures and spending quality time with her family and extensive circle of cherished friends. She was an exceptionally intelligent, accomplished, principled, kind and loving woman who, despite her many significant achievements and accolades, had absolutely no airs about her. She continued to assist and mentor countless others from extremely diverse backgrounds and always strove to do her best to make the world a better place.
In March 2018, she was delighted to be able to attend the 60th anniversary celebrations of her medical school class of 1958 at which a very fitting tribute was given to her trailblazing actions by a young UBC faculty of medicine professor who said "Women like me are in medicine because of women like Dr Peggy Ross." She will be forever loved and never forgotten.
Celebration of Life to be held from 1 - 4 p.m. on Saturday, 30th March 2019 at the Point Grey Golf Club, 3350 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6N 3Y9. For those who wish to make a charitable donation in Peggy's memory, the family suggests the Shaughnessy Branch of the Stroke Recovery Association of BC (strokerecoverybc.ca).
NANCY JANE THURSTON
Resident of Sudbury since 1989, died peacefully at her home on March 19, 2019. She was born in Orange, New Jersey, on July 7, 1930 to the late Rev. Gerret Wullschleger and Nancy Wullschleger (nee Campbell). A graduate in Geology from Bryn Mawr in 1952 and in Library Science from the University of Toronto in 1967, she was the long-time head of the Mines Library at the Mines and Minerals Division of the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, and supervised the relocation of the library from Queens Park to Sudbury thirty years ago.
Oma is survived by her loving children, Janet (Gordon) Webb of Chattanooga, Tennessee Ted (Toni) Kavanagh of Pelham, New York, and Gerret (Heather) Kavanagh of Thornhill; also survived by her nine cherished grandchildren, Alex, Barth, Caroline, Will, Peter, Julia, Patrick, Andrew, Timothy; and by her two great-grandchildren, Siqi and Sixian. She is predeceased by her brother, Gerry and will be greatly missed by her sisterin-law, Sonja Wullschleger of Westminster, Colorado.
Nancy leaves behind many friends in Sudbury, including members of the Northern Echoes choir for whom she was the long-time accompanist. A lover of music all her life, she went back to university after retiring from the Mines Ministry to earn a Bachelor's degree in Music, and was playing (from memory) her beloved baby grand piano earlier this month. A voracious reader, solver of crossword and jigsaw puzzles, and backyard birdwatcher, she was the most dependable writer of heartfelt, humorous letters to friends and family. She will be especially sad to be missing the Blue Jays opener on March 28th.
Friends may join Nancy's family at a memorial service at All Peoples United Church, 400 Antwerp Avenue in Sudbury, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 23rd. In lieu of flowers, donations to Salvation Army would be appreciated.Arrangements entrusted to the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home.
EDISON McINNES TROTT (Ed)
Born in Vancouver January 26, 1917, died in Ottawa March 16, 2019. Son of Alfred Trott and Edna Maud (neé Rundle).
Edison was predeceased by his siblings, Jack, Harry, Bill, Julie and his twin brother Doug (Maggie).
Predeceased by his wife, Ellen Joyce (Joy) Trott in 2014.
Father of Susan Lafleur (predeceased) and grandfather to her sons Benjamin (predeceased Patrice) and Adrian (Libby), great grandfather to Gabriel and Dylan, Noah and Eloise, Australia. Father of Christopher (Lindsay), Australia, and grandfather to their daughters Alexandra (Ally), Vancouver and Tallulah, Australia. Father of Trevor (Susie), Calgary. Favourite uncle to many nieces and nephews across Canada.
Belovèd patriarchal figure to many children he met.
Special thanks to his friend Laurie and the attentive staff at Thorncliffe Place, Bells Corners, for love and laughter during his residence there.
They remember he said: "I will close my eyes and open my heart."
Ed and Joy would be the first to raise a gin and tonic to his extraordinary life shared with so many. He was raised in Portage La Prairie and Winnipeg. During WW II he initially joined the army then transferred to the RCAF (midupper and tail gunner). He completed his degree in agriculture and mathematics at the University of Manitoba, then moved to Ottawa, built a house at Crystal Bay where he and Joy raised Susan, Christopher and Trevor right on the Ottawa River.
Everyone will remember his subsequent remodelling of Cooper Street and design and building of and "the round house" immediately west of Ottawa.
He had long career with the Federal Civil Service in Ottawa, retiring after thirtyfive years. He and Joy travelled regularly to visit family in England, Canada, and Australia. Their mutual commitment to travel took them to Germany, Sweden, Russia, the Ukraine, Hawaii, the far east including China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
His was an adventurous life, lived to the full, with zest, excitement, and most of all love.
TERRY DEAN VAUDRY
Terry Dean Vaudry, 48, of Pembroke and Toronto, passed away on March 10, 2019 in West Palm Beach, Florida while doing one of the things he loved most, scuba diving with his son, Morgan.
He leaves his wife, Lori (Henderson) Vaudry; his mother, Verla (Condie) Vaudry; his sons, Morgan Vaudry and Ryan Marks; his daughters, Isabel Vaudry, Grace Vaudry and Sara Marks.
He also leaves his sisters, Brenda Albert and Kelly Smith; his brother, Brian Vaudry, as well as many close friends. He was predeceased by his father, Murray Vaudry.
Terry was the ultimate family man who always prioritized his wife and children and loved to see them happy. He also adored his two dogs, Penny and Piper (and Scrappy), and was referred to as the "Mayor of the Rosedale Dog Park." He was a kind, generous, intelligent, funny and remarkable man who will not be forgotten.
From a young age, Terry always knew he wanted to own his own business. He was determined to start working as soon as he could and became a paper boy at the age of nine. In high school he worked as a Disc Jockey to make extra money.
It was only after a few years of working full-time for a logistics company that Terry made the courageous decision to start his own firm, North American Logistics (NALSI) in 1997. Building up NALSI was a passion of Terry's and the company was always an extremely important part of his life. He thought the world of the NALSI team. Terry also held the position of Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Pacific Safety Products (PSP) from 2012-2016. He was proud to be a part of their mission of "bringing every day heroes home safely." While he was a very successful businessmen, he remained genuine and modest throughout his career and in his approach to life. It was a rarity to see him wearing a suit, as he felt most at home in khaki shorts and a golf shirt.
Visitation is scheduled from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. on March 25, 2019 at Humphrey Funeral Home on Bayview Avenue, Toronto.
Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. on March 26, 2019 at Rosedale United Church, Toronto. Please also join us for a reception following the service at the church. We will be sure to have a big tray of egg salad sandwiches which Terry always said were "the best things about a funeral."
Donations in memory of Terry should be made to "whatever matters most to you." If you do not have a personal cause, any of these would be appreciated by the family; Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Toronto or Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).