Tuesday, January 1, 2019
MARGUERITE RUTH GALL
"Marny" / (née Hall)
February 1, 1931 December 20, 2018 Visionary, Mover and Shaker, and Supreme Matriarch. An amazing life with accomplishments too numerous to mention is gone. Left behind, a reverent family and a bevy of adoring friends. No one will be missed more.
At her request, no public service will be held. Please have a nice dinner with a glass of wine and toast your loved ones.
WILLIAM PICKERING JONES III
On Tuesday, December 25, 2018, William Pickering Jones III, of Darien, CT, lost his valiant battle with addiction and passed away at the age of 27. William was born on December 12, 1991, to William P. Jones Jr. and Elizabeth Higgins Jones (Betsy and Bill) in Greenwich, CT. He was the beloved big brother of Julia, Catherine, and Elizabeth Jones.
He was the grandson of late Dr.and Mrs. H.P. Higgins of Toronto, Canada, and the late Mr. and Mrs.
William P. Jones of Darien, CT.
William was part of a large and loving family and will be dearly missed by his many aunts, uncles and 36 cousins.
William was a second-year law student at Fordham University see: (https://news.law.fordham.
edu/) and received his BA from McGill University. He had a beautiful mind and was passionate about everything he did, whether it was his work on legal initiatives, or just making his little sisters a new music playlist. William was loving and compassionate to his family and friends, but also to anyone he met. He was truly one of a kind and will be dearly missed by those who were lucky enough to know him.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to http://www.Shatterproof.
org in William's memory. "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
GORDON KENNETH MARTIN MD, DPH
November 15, 1925 December 29, 2018 Gordon K. Martin passed away peacefully on December 29, 2018 in Burlington, Ontario.
An only child, Gord married Dorothy Lorraine Reed in 1949.
He completed his medical degree in 1948 (University of Toronto) at age 22 and earned his Diploma in Public Health (DPH) in 1949.
In 1950, he became the first Medical Officer of Health (MOH) for Muskoka District. They started their family in Bracebridge, moving to Richmond Hill when he began working for the Ontario Department of Health. In 1963 they moved to Willowdale, their home for 37 years. In 2000 they moved to Burlington.
Gord played a significant role in the modernization of Ontario's public health system. As executive director of public health programs and then as Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, Gord and his team consolidated local health units, built modern public laboratories, started the under-serviced area physician program, and oversaw stronger home care, anti-smoking and immunization programs. He was particularly proud of being awarded the Canadian Public Health Association's Honorary Life Membership in 1980 and seeing the Health Protection and Promotion Act enacted in 1983.
He ended his professional career as MOH for the City of North York from 1982 to 1990.
Gord was active in the church, from his youth at Fairlawn United Church and continuing at OrioleYork Mills in North York. He was a life-long Rotarian; he served as president, Don Valley Club, was twice Rotarian of the Year and was named a Paul Harris Fellow. He was an early and long-time volunteer at the Toronto Distress Centre and later with Burlington Telecare.
Gord and Dorothy loved to travel, starting with camping trips with their young family. They travelled throughout Canada, the USA and to more than 20 other countries, including trips to west China, led by Dorothy. Gord was a talented musician. He paid his way through medical school as a church organist and was an accomplished flute and piccolo player in many concert bands. He also sang in the church choir. His favourite way to unwind, however, was to spend time at the family cottage on Twelve Mile Bay in Georgian Bay, which he loved.
Predeceased by Dorothy, Gord is survived by his five children: David (Elizabeth), Bruce (Moni Fricke), Anne Wilcox (Wayne), Cathy Fairley (Craig) and Keith (Jackie Hatherly). Gord will be missed by his 16 grandchildren and their partners: Jennifer Martin (Lewis), Ian Wilcox (Mary), Christopher Flavelle (Laura), Kathleen Martin, Scott Fairley (Alissa), Andrew Martin, Michael Wilcox (Ashley), Brianne Evans (Blair), Jared Wilcox, Matt Fairley (Abby), Jessica Myers (Tim), Jon Fairley (Carly), Lindsay Gingrich-Martin (Trevor), Emily Martin, Alexander Martin and Stefanie Martin. He was the proud great-grandfather to Hannah, Leo, and Benjamin Flavelle; Morgan and Annika Fairley; Aubrey and Ellis Evans; River Myers; and Stella Wilcox.
Special thanks to the caring staff at Burloak Long Term Care and Gord's "Dream Team" of caregivers.
A celebration of Gordon Martin's life will be held at Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, 2241 New Street, Burlington, on Saturday, January 5 at 5:00, with visitation at 4:00. Reception to follow.
Private interment at Prospect Cemetery to be held at a later date. Donations in Gord's name to the Georgian Bay Land Trust (gblt.org) or Distress Centres (t o r o n t o d i s t r e s s c e n t r e . co m) would be greatly appreciated.
Passed away peacefully at her home in Weymouth, England on December 12, 2018. She is lovingly remembered by her husband Brian Gibbons and his son Jeffrey; her mother Joanne; her sister Gina; her five nieces and nephews Erika, Christiaan, Erinn, Steven, and Kyle. She is predeceased by her loving parents Ettore and Winifred (MacMillan), and her sister Clare.
Andrea was a busy world traveler splitting her time between Toronto and the south coast of England, where she was an active participant in both church communities. She was a caring humanitarian that treated everyone equally and with dignity, often encouraging the giving of one's time as equally important as any monetary contribution.
Regardless of whether Andrea was off travelling or at home, she could always be found working hard on her latest crossstitch or knitted garment for a new godchild, or one of her six grandnieces and grandnephews Lara, Nathan, Matteus, Felix, Grayson and Clare.
There will be a funeral held in Weymouth, England on January 8th and a gathering of family and friends to celebrate Andrea's life at the Temerty Theatre, Royal Conservatory Of Music, 273 Bloor Street West on Wednesday, January 23rd, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to either the Sir Ernest MacMillan Foundation or the Royal Conservatory of Music, would be greatly appreciated.
BERTHA ROWENA SHVEMAR (nee Grossman)
Monday, December 24, 2018 Bertha Shvemar was the beloved wife of Leslie (deceased). Loving mother and mother-in-law of Suzanne Dennison and Peter Cauchi, and Janet-Lee and George Nadas. Much-loved grandmother of David Nadas, Sarah and Ohad Zofy, Lauren and Josh Broder, and Erin Cauchi. Great-grandmother to Dainy and Briel Zofy. Dear big sister to Vicky and Sid Goldhart, the late Anne Harris and the late Murray Grossman. To many nieces and nephews, she was a very special aunt and doppelganger to the queen.
First a pharmacist and later a psychologist, Bertha was also a proud and active member of Temple Sinai and her community at large. She was awarded the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship for her efforts establishing Canada's first Forensic Clinic (of its kind) and for her work with First Nations people.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff at L'Chaim Residence for coming together with such warmth and caring, especially in recent weeks. To Esther, Anne, Evelyn, Elizabeth and so many others, we are grateful.
Funeral services were held at Temple Sinai on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. Memorial donations may be made to Rabbi Dolgin's Discretionary Fund, Temple Sinai, 416-487-4161 or to Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies, 416-864-9735.