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Thursday, January 11, 2018 – Page B15

DAVID J. BEESLEY

October 2, 1948 January 6, 2018

It is with great sadness that David's family announces his passing after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife and partner of 35 years, Mary Opper; his three children and their spouses, Simon (Monica), Matthew (Lesia) and Dan (Lynda); his three grandchildren, Emily, Madeline and Isabella; his two brothers and their spouses, Michael (Margaret) and Mark (Margaret); his brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Tom (Jennifer), Carol and Jane; as well as his many nieces and nephews.

David was born in London, England and immigrated to Canada 41 years ago to build a better life for his family.

After working many years in advertising, sales and marketing he hit his stride at The St. Clair Group where he embraced the sport of curling, eventually taking over the sponsorship sales and marketing. In 1996, David and his partner, John Dunlop formed the Canadian Sponsorship Group, fulfilling a 25 year association with Curling Canada and the World Curling Federation. David was widely respected and loved by the many colleagues and friends he made along the way.

David remained remarkably optimistic throughout his illness, maintaining his usual positive attitude, good humor and generous spirit. He had great enthusiasm for life, including his cars, fine wines and leisurely meals, his time at the family cottage on Lake Muskoka, playing golf with his friends and years as a member of the Metro Toronto Dart League. David loved his life and spending time with family and his many friends. Those who know him well will raise a glass of Macallan in his honour.

There will be a private family service: a celebration of life for friends and colleagues will be announced later in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation where David was very grateful to the nurses, doctors and staff that took care of him as well as UHN.

FLORENCE BROWN

Passed away at home on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the age of 90 years. Beloved wife of the late Basil Brown.

Loving mother of David and his wife Wanda, Wendy Brown and her husband John Cameron, and Hugh and his wife Shelley. She cherished her family which now extends to 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. They brought her joy. Curling and her time spent at Georgian Bay were a close second.

Memorial services will be held at the McDougall & Brown Funeral Home, 2900 Kingston Road, 416-267-4656 on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 5 p.m. Visitation from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. prior to the service.

Private cremation. Online condolences at http://www.mcdbrownscarb.ca

ROBERT HOCKING "Bob"

It is with sadness that the family announces his passing after a battle with cancer on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 in Toronto at the age of 60. Bob will be forever remembered by his beloved wife, Lynne; his loving children, Davis Robert and Madison Lynne; and his dear siblings, Bruce, Beth and Gordon.

Predeceased by his parents, Reginald and Marguerite Hocking.

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of Jane subway on Friday, January 12, 2018 from 4 - 8 p.m. for a memorial visitation. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca

MARY HELEN KELLOGG (née Rutherford)

October 10, 1925 December 28, 2017

Peacefully at Christie Gardens in Toronto on Thursday, December 28, 2017 in her 93rd year. Wife of the late Rev. James Clare Kellogg.

Mother of Jean, Paul, Ian, Andrew and Catherine. Mother-in-law of Don, Abbie, Kim and Ruth.

Grandmother of Erin, Hugh, Meredith, Adam, Rachel, Sean, Samuel, Kerry and Katrina.

Memorials January 13, 2018 in Toronto and July 7, 2018 in Cobourg. For details, go to http://www.maccoubrey.com/ notice/4850

ARIEL LUKE ROMOFF

Luke Romoff was born on November 20, 1987 and died on January 6, 2018 in Toronto.

Much loved son of Jordan and Susan Romoff. Loving brother of Claire Romoff.

Ari was strong and fiercely determined. He had a very tender and loving heart. Ari enjoyed conversation and delighted in sharing funny moments and stories. Keen observer and clever wit, always making us smile. An athlete, with a very special talent for pitching. He loved baseball, it was his passion. Ari was creative and excelled at whatever art form attracted his interest. Recent years brought several health problems that Ari faced with a strength that was admired by many. Ari valued a strong connection to his large family and many friends. We will miss him every moment but will always treasure the happy times and joy he brought to us.

Funeral service at Toronto Necropolis, 200 Winchester Street, Toronto, ON M4X 1B7 on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. The family requests that donations in memory of Ari Romoff be directed to The Schulich Heart Centre, in care of The Sunnybrook Foundation, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5.

MARY AGATHAANNEO 'GRADY SAVAGE June 20, 1934 January 8, 2018

Mary Agatha Anne O'Grady Savage, aged 83, passed away peacefully January 8, 2018 at the O'Neill Centre in Toronto. She was born in Kinvara, Ireland on June 20, 1934 and was predeceased by her parents, John Peter and Anne Bridget O'Grady; and her brother, Martin; as well as her loving husband of 43 years, Patrick John Savage.

Remembered for her feistiness and devotion to her students and family, Mary Agatha will be fondly missed by her sons, Grady (Julia) and Francis (Cagla former spouse); grandsons, Declan, Ronan, Efe and Spencer; as well as many dear friends and relatives.

Special thanks to all the staff at the O'Neill Centre, particularly the 5th Floor, for their wonderful care and kindness over the years.

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. (east of the Jane subway) on Friday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church the following day, Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 1 p.m. For those who wish, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

Online condolences available at http://www.turnerporter.ca

MARIA SOLECKI 1927 - 2018

Life is a journey and we, Joanna Balaski and Christopher Solecki, with heartfelt sorrow announce a journey's end to our beloved mother, Maria Solecki (nee Kolodziej), on January 8, 2018.

Maria, or 'Marynia', as she preferred to be called, was born on July 13, 1927 in Bialozorka in southeastern Poland. She was the third of four children born to Jozef Kolodziej and Stephania Sawicki. Maria was predeceased by her husband (our father), Zbigniew Romauld Solecki; her parents; a baby sister, Stefcia; older sister, Hela; and brother, Adolf. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Hania; son-inlaw, Norman; and grandchildren, Dominique Johnston (Tyler), Andre Solecki (Carla Salaj), Christopher Balaski (Sacha) and Jennifer Greenlaw (Derek). Greatgrandchildren include, Samantha Johnston, Marek Balaski, and Alexandra Greenlaw. She is also survived by relatives in other parts of the world.

The Second World War uprooted Maria's family and as a young girl she lived through many challenging times in far off places including Siberia, the Middle East, Pakistan en route to India, where she lived with her mother for four years. These experiences recounted often to her family remained a part of her identity throughout her life. Following the war, Maria's family was reunited in Sheffield, England where Maria married Zbigniew. The couple immigrated to their new home in Toronto, Canada, where we, her children, were born. Our parents were very grateful for the opportunities that this land presented and were as proud of Canada as their native land of Poland. Our mother loved to sing and dance. She would waken us for school with her singing, much to our chagrin. Her home was always filled with an abundance of love and food, things that she didn't necessarily have enough of growing up. She taught her daughter to Polka (but had less success with her son). Maria was resourceful, practical, hardworking and humble. It was important for her to pass on her values, heritage, experiences and lessons learned from her and our father to both of us. She was thankful for the life she lived, the children and grandchildren that she had, and was especially joyful for the great-grandchildren that she was blessed with and anticipating.

A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, 61 Jutland Rd., Etobicoke on Friday, January 12, 2018, at 10 am. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to Turner & Porter Butler Chapel 416-231-2283. Online condolences may be made at http://www.turnerporter.ca "Don't think of her as gone away, her journey's just begun. Life holds so many facets - this earth is only one."

- Jeanne Christine Miller

ELIZABETH SZPIKA (nee Lendvay)

Passed into the presence of her Lord and Saviour suddenly on Monday, January 8, 2018. She is survived by her devoted husband, Peter; and her loving children, Andréa and Viktor. Very sadly missed by her sister-in-law, Marina; and brother-in-law, Reinhart. Also survived by her sister, Teresa (John) Liggett; and brother, Daniel Lendvay. Along with various cousins, nieces and nephews.

Friends and family will be received for visitation to be held on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Queensway Baptist Church, 950 Islington Avenue, Toronto from 10 a.m until the time of the Funeral Service at 11 a.m.

Interment at York Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Turner & Porter Butler Chapel (416-231-2283). Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca.


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