Friday, June 8, 2018
ROBERT VINCENT PIRO
It is with much pride and love, that I announce the graduation of my son, Robert Vincent, from Brock University with an Honors Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a first-class standing. What a well deserved and impressive achievement.
Summa cum Laude.
I know that looking down from above, are your loving father, Egidio Mario Piro, and your loving brother Antony Egidio Piro.
How proud they are.
With much love and admiration for all your achievements and for the amazing person you are. Wishing you continued success in all and every endeavour. Congratulations on your acceptance of offer to attend graduate school this September.
Love, Mom Sara Paletta-Piro
MARK ROBERTS TINKER 1967 - 1998
Gone, but never forgotten Always in our hearts Jennifer, Scott, Keith and family
GRACE ELSPETH ANGUS
Montreal, QC. Died peacefully on May 30, 2018 at Chateau Westmount. Predeceased by her mother, Isabella Eleanora Cantlie and her father, Richard Forrest Angus. Survived by her sister, Beatrice Mary Angus Eastcott (Peter); her brothers, Stephen Frederick Angus (Pamela) and John Forrest Angus (Toni); as well as many nieces and nephews.
Her family and friends will miss her greatly.
Elspeth attended The Study School for Girls, Kings Hall Compton and McGill University where she received both a Bachelor and Master degree in Science. After obtaining her degrees, she lived in England and then returned to work in the Department of Pathology, Pathology Institute at McGill University with Dr. W.M.
Thurlbeck. Elspeth was the family historian and had many achievements in her lifetime, including being instrumental in preserving the mission of the Royal Victoria Hospital property and providing leadership in archival work at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul. She was the impetus behind the exhibit "War Flowers - a touring art exhibition" which is on an international and panCanadian tour.
A memorial service will be held in the fall in Montreal.
PETER D. COOK January 12, 1939 May 30, 2018
A fighter to the end, Peter passed peacefully in his sleep on May 30, 2018 at home with his loving wife, Barbara at his side. Predeceased by his father, Gunnard, and mother, Ellen (nee Kelly). Loving father to his two sons, Geoffrey and Brent and his daughter, Tara (Darin). Cherished Grandpa and Tickle-Monster of Madison, Emily, Samantha and Zoe.
Peter was born in Winnipeg in 1939 and lived in Montreal and Toronto for the majority of his adult life. He obtained his BSc at the University of Manitoba and then became a certified Chartered Accountant while working at KPMG. After an exciting career with Air Canada and other large corporations, Peter freed the entrepreneur from within and founded several small businesses, including the "Raquetterie" and "Montreal Homeowners Association" in Montreal and, most notably, "Seniors for Seniors" in 1985 and "Seniors for Business" after moving to Toronto. Peter lectured and taught at various colleges and universities, including McGill, U of T and Centennial College and was a published author on the subject of entrepreneurship, "Start Your Own Business, the Canadian Entrepreneurs Guide". He also made many TV, Radio and print media appearances on a variety of business topics and social issues.
He appeared before the Senate of Canada in 2012 to bring the many difficulties experienced by far too many senior citizens in Canada to national attention and was presented the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for community service for his efforts.
Possessing an unrivalled dry wit and work ethic, Peter loved life and had a tremendous sense of adventure. He and Barbara enjoyed many "once in a lifetime trips" which included Africa, Costa Rica, India, Thailand and China among many others. Peter was a member of the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club for close to 40 years where he played tennis and squash. He also played Golf at the Thornhill Golf and Country Club, a sport he picked up in his 50's and, like most things, became quite good at it. He cherished all of his friends from childhood onwards.
We have lost a true original.
Please raise a glass of Scotch in his memory. J&B will be fine.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Peacefully and with her children at her side on Monday, June 4 2018 at her home. Beloved wife of Harry Farber z"l for over 50 years. Loving mother and mother-in-law to Bernard and Evelyn, Esther and Jonathan Goodman, Tammy Farber and Mitch Lackie. Devoted and most loved Bubbie of Jonathan and Carly, Noah and Arielle, Shale, Aaron, Ilan, Matthew and Chaya Sara, Arielle, Carly, Emily and Samantha, and greatgrandmother to Gavi, Nate, Samuel, Harry, Orly and Avigayil.
She will be sadly missed by her family, her friends, and her loving and devoted caregivers, Lina, Cynthia and Grace who all saw and learned from her incredible strength and courage. Special thanks to Dr. Ellen Warner and her team and to Dr. Jack Sandler and the entire palliative care team.
Service was held at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. Interment took place in the Adath Israel Synagogue section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva at 66 Theodore Place, Thornhill.
Memorial donations may be made to Sunnybrook FoundationPYNK: Breast Cancer Program for Young Women 416-480-4483.
V. CAROLINE HANLEY September 3, 1938 May 26, 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Carol Hanley (née Whiteley) in her 80th year, after a brief but valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.
Virginia Caroline Hanley was born in Fort William (Thunder Bay), Ontario, the eldest daughter of Thompson and Virginia (née Gundy) Whiteley. Carol honed her love of learning and sense of adventure and high jinks at Wapomeo Summer Camp, and as a boarder at Branksome Hall and Neuchatel Junior College in Switzerland. Carol married her first love, Jim Hanley, in 1959. Together they raised three children, moving from Thunder Bay to Toronto in the mid 1960's.
Carol channelled her considerable creative energies into becoming a homemaker, consummate entertainer and master baker, and spearheaded many family travels and adventures along the way.
After 22 years of marriage, Carol and Jim divorced and Carol, with grit and purpose, embarked upon a new chapter as a career woman.
She was an award-winning media sales executive before fulfilling her dream of becoming a successful television producer.
She was most proud of her work helming the popular TV series, The Time of Your Life, hosted by veteran broadcaster, Jan Tennant, which aired around the world, Double Duty, Living with Grief and the long-running hit children's show, Kidsworld.
Carol approached her retirement with the same unstinting vigor as she did her family and career.
She moved from Toronto to the Cobourg area, where she volunteered widely, and was a recipient of the Cobourg Civic Award for Community Service in 2006. As volunteer President of Valley Voices, Carol worked tirelessly to preserve the pristine countryside of her beloved Shelter Valley. She loved the companionship of her wonderful dogs, and immersed herself in nature in all four seasons.
On a trip around Cape Horn, Carol met her second love and future husband, Harry Taylor. They spent 10 fabulous years together travelling the world, gardening, swimming and enjoying the company of their families and large circle of friends in Mexico and Cobourg.
Carol is predeceased by her husband, Harry Taylor; her sister, Anne (Glenn) Burns; brother-inlaw, Murray Wiltse; and, tragically, her 18 year-old grandson, Lucas Martin. Carol leaves her loving family, Jim Hanley; sister, Joyce Wiltse; brothers, Gordon (Julie) and John (Jan) Whiteley; her children, Kate (Peter), Tom and Susan (Craig) Hanley; and beloved grandchildren, Jackson Martin and Ellery Aziz. She will be sadly missed by her loving cousins, nieces, nephews and their families, as well as her many cherished friends in Canada, Mexico and abroad.
Carol created a life overflowing with adventure and joy, touching everyone around her. Her shining spirit and sense of humour could light up the room, even in her final days. While she will be sorely missed, we believe that her courage and relentless energy will live on forever.
Special thanks to Michelle Tongnawa and the PSW team at Mavencare for their compassionate care during Carol's final weeks.
In lieu of flowers, Carol has requested contributions in remembrance of her grandson, Lucas Martin, to the Sarcoma Medical Oncology Research Fund, thepmcf.ca.
A celebration of Carol's life will take place at The Cobourg Creek Golf Course and Mill Restaurant, 990 Ontario Street, Cobourg, at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12. For further details please consult the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, http://www.MacCoubrey.com.
JOHN EDWARD INGLIS M.D. May 19, 1937 - June 3,
Jack passed away peacefully after a brief and valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Predeceased by his first wife of 28 years, Diane (nee Richey), and his older brother, Rex. He leaves his cherished daughters, Mardi (Tony Grant) and Corrie (John Colangelo); and his three adoring grandsons, Connor Grant and Ben and Owen Colangelo. Jack also leaves his caring sister, Kathy Sammy; and his loving wife of thirteen years, Irene Edgar; her four daughters, and their families.
He will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews, John and Connie Allardyce, Lynn and Pete McAdam, Michael and Julie Inglis, and Julian and Joy Sammy and their families.
Jack attended a one-room schoolhouse near Rockwood, Ontario and went on to graduate from the University of Toronto, School of Medicine in 1962. He was a proud member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Jack was a highly respected and devoted family physician in Brampton for 40 years. Jack delivered more than 600 babies, made hundreds of house calls and performed countless rounds at Peel Memorial Hospital during his rewarding career. Jack was an avid gardener, talented artist, competitive bridge player and longtime member of Caledon Ski Club. He loved summering in Muskoka and travelling the world with his best friend, Dr. Erik Braaten. Jack will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
Family and friends will be received at Meadowvale Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Centres, 7732 Mavis Road in Brampton on Sunday, June 10, 2018. Visitation will begin at 10 am followed by a celebration of Jack's life at 11:30 a.m. A luncheon will be served after the service. A private interment will follow at 2:30 p.m.
Another celebration of Jack's life will be held at the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club, 70 Westchester Crescent, St. Catharines on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
SANDRA MATTESON LOBL
On Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at St. Michael's Hospital with her loving husband at her side.
Beloved wife of Rudy for 17 years.
Loving mother and mother-in-law of Joelle and Daniel Lieman. And devoted Nanny of Max, Samuel, and Gabriel. Sandra will be fondly remembered by her step-children David Lobl, Melissa and Brian Cooper and their son Andrew.
Dear sister and sister-in-law of Frances and George Kaplan and the late Rochelle Sager. She was a dear aunt, great aunt and loyal friend to many. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. Interment in the Holy Blossom section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva at 619 Avenue Road, Toronto, in the Lonsdale room. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, http://www.cbcf.org or The Dana-Farber Cancer Insittute, http://www.dana-farber.org
CAROLYN MCCOOL September 10, 1946 May 29, 2018
Carolyn was born in Coronado, California, the daughter of Carol Elaine McCool and Richard Miles McCool, with younger brothers, Rick and John. After graduating high school in Yokohama, Japan, she returned to the U.S. to attend classes at the University of California at Santa Barbara in the late 1960s, where she studied philosophy, formal logic and modern dance. She married her first husband at the age of 22, a philosophy professor, and moved with him to Vancouver, BC in the early 1970s, crossing the border into Canada in an Austin Mini convertible, a scarf tied over her hair to keep the wind out.
She attended law school at the University of British Columbia, graduating in 1976. She worked as a lawyer with Legal Aid in Vancouver through the 1980s, and was active in the Law Union of British Columbia. She joined a leftist study group, forming lifelong friendships with a group of people that included Juri Oja, her second husband, the father of her children, and later, exhusband and best friend.
In 1990, Carolyn became a member at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, adjudicating cases for two years before taking a position as the Executive Director of the B.C.
Public Interest Advocacy Centre.
In 1999, she moved to Kosovo to work as one of the nine Directors for the Organization of Security and Co-Operation in Europe.
From Kosovo, Carolyn moved to Afghanistan to act as head of the UN Development Fund for Women. In 2006 she returned to the Immigration and Refugee Board, and joined the Mental Health Review Board as a member in 2014. She was finally convinced to retire last fall.
Carolyn successfully fought cancer twice, receiving a stem cell transplant in 2013 that she boasted made her bionic. Her greatest love, apart from her family, was reading. She was fascinated by other realms science fiction, quantum physics, outer space, Antarctica.
Carolyn passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, on May 29, 2018. She is survived by her children, Kate and Nick Oja, who will miss her terribly as a mother and as an individual: curious, elegant, peculiar, unafraid.
MARGARET GOLDIE PERCY
At Northumberland Hills Hospital, on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Margaret Percy (nee Sloan) of Cobourg, formerly Hastings, in her 96th year.
Wife of the late Harold D.
Percy. Dear mother of Marla Percy (Richard Baker) of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Dr. William Percy (Lynn Merriman) of Whitby and Thomas Percy of Victoria.
Grandma will be sadly missed by David, Sally; Katie, Reid, Emma; Spencer and Allison, and her six greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by Clark Sloan (Ruth), Alice Brown (Donald), Jack Sloan (Jean), Eleanor (Roger Clary), Walter Sloan (Muriel), Nelson Sloan (Lotte), Marion Sloan and Malcolm Sloan (Mary).
Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Margaret was a quiet gentle lady who was a wonderful mother and grandmother.
A private interment will take place at Warkworth Cemetery.
A celebration of Life will be held at Brett Funeral Chapel, Hastings, 76 Bridge Street N., on June 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm.
In memory of Margaret, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences at http://www.brettfuneralchapels.com
ARTHUR ALEXANDER STEELE (Eric) 1941-2018
Eric passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018 at Amica in Barrie with his family by his side.
He is survived by his children, Katie (Tim) and Craig (Aaren); his grandchildren, Cedar, Izzy, Olin, Thatcher, Oscar and Ferris. He is also survived by his wife of 7 years, Doreen Bolton, her children Kerry (Laurie), Shane (Jen) and Tara (Bryan) and their children, Siobhan, Tannis, Niamh and Rory.
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, he moved with his parents to Bulawayo, Rhodesia where he spent his childhood. After serving in the Rhodesian army, he embarked on a long banking career in London, New York, Toronto and the Cayman Islands.
He will be remembered for his love of his family, golfing, longstanding friendships, sometimes a "Final Final" and of course Africa.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral service by Eric's request. A private reception will be held on Saturday, June 9th.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Eric Steele's memory to a charity of your choice supporting research in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy or directly to the PSP Society of Canada.
EDITH JANE STREET
Passed away in the early hours of Friday, June 1, 2018 in her 95th year. Born November 5, 1923 in Toronto to Henry and Edith Tingey, she was predeceased by her brother, William Tingey (Shirley); sister, Lily Bowman (Harvey); husband, James Street; son, David Street; son-in-law, Terry Burke; and brother-in-law, William Street (Anne). She is survived by her children, Carol Street, Patricia Street (Rick Liliani) and John Street; and by her much loved grandchildren, Kevin Burke (Denise Figueiredo), Emily Burke (Ben MacPherson), Sean Liliani, Alison Liliani (Matt Cooper) and Paul Liliani (Nicole Tetreault); as well as her great-grandchildren, Joshua and Serena Burke. She also leaves nieces and nephews in the Toronto area, California and Denmark. Edie's was a long and well lived life in which her family was always her priority.
Thank you to all the friendly and caring staff at The Grenadier Retirement Home. A Memorial gathering will be held at Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St.
W., east of the Jane subway, on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
GLENN THOMAS TWEEDY March 15, 1943 June 4, 2018
Loving husband and best friend to Dorian (nee Grosz) having celebrated 52 years of marriage. Father to Elizabeth, Angela, and Craig (Stephanie), grandfather to Melissa and Sophia. Will always be remembered for his love of golf with four holes in one and his beloved gardens.
Please gather in Glenn's honor at Glen Oaks Funeral Home & Reception Centre (3164 Ninth Line, Oakville) on Saturday, June 9, 2018 for a memorial visitation from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. A ceremony to follow at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.
SYLVIA WALDMAN On Wednesday, June 6, 2018.
Beloved wife of the late Leo Waldman. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Brian and Erica, and Stephen Waldman and Ann Campbell. Dear sister and sisterin-law of Lou and the late Lil Vigoda, and the late Stanley and Rae Teachman, Jack and Honey Teachman, Claude and Anne Abrams, Toby and Ben Rifle, Sarah and Harry Kates and Mary Teachman. Devoted grandmother of Lyle. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
Interment in the Ostrovtzer Society Section of Lambton Cemetery.Shiva at 75 York Mills Road. Memorial donations may be made to the Sylvia Waldman Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 416-780-0324.