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Friday, August 10, 2018 – Page B15

FREDERICK ANTHONY BURJAW

"Rick" November 21, 1944 - August 7, 2018 Passed away peacefully at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, with his family by his side. Many people knew him, by many different names: Rick, Ricky, Uncle Rick, Freddy, Professor B, and Gramps; to name a few.

Rick was the youngest of Frederick and Kathleen's (nee Hennesy) five children.

His siblings, Barb, Deece, and Paul, predeceased him. Survived by his wife of 53 years, Diana Lee (nee Gasbarrini); his children, Richard (Dana), Michelle (Rob Penteliuk); his grandchildren, Stephanie, Sarah, Mason, and Sellah; his dear big sister, Bev Dubois; and his two dozen nieces and nephews.

He was a man of fun, adventure, and stories. Depending on when you asked him, he may have been born at St. Joseph's in Hamilton, or in a barn in Waterdown, or at halftime during a Tiger-Cat game.

Rick was eleven years younger than his next closest sibling, Paul. He used to joke that his mom, Kathleen, needed that break to rest up for Rick's arrival.

Rick occasionally used the Latin expression 'Carpe Diem' (seize the day) to summarize his view of life. This view was shaped in his teens and early twenties after life threw him some curves.

The loss of his father, Frederick, when Rick was still a teenager, left him home alone with his mother, Kathleen. Shortly after his father's death, Rick was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and told he had 25 years to live. These events - all before the age of 20 - cemented Rick's view that a good life of (any length) should be simply a string of good days. Rick embodied the idea of being present in every moment.

He was raised primarily in Westdale and attended Canadian Martyrs and Cathedral Boys High School. Unbeknownst to Rick, his future wife Diana was his Grade 2 classmate at Canadian Martyrs. He would claim not to remember her because he was focusing on his studies.

After a year in seminary at St. Francis on Staten Island - Rick used to joke that his records were sealed but they used his experience to tighten up future seminary admissions - Rick returned home for grade 12 and a second more memorable meeting of his future wife, Diana.

Rick and Diana were married on July 17, 1965 and quickly set about starting their family. Richard and Michelle were born in the three years following their marriage. Rick graduated from Wilfrid Laurier in 1968 (B.B.A.) and McMaster in 1969 (M.B.A.).

Somehow the young married couple managed to juggle university and family; and by the late 60s the four of them settled into life in Burlington. It looked like a typical family journey was ahead, but Rick had bigger dreams for his family. Propelled by his short life expectancy, Rick was determined to be an entrepreneur.

He combined his professional dreams with his love of tennis and went on to found Arlington Racquet Sports. He and his partners built, owned, and operated five tennis clubs across Ontario. It was one of Canada's first chains of recreation and fitness centers.

The tennis club experience moved the family to London where Rick became more active in the community. He became an active board member of The Make A Wish foundation; and was its President. He also founded two informal social groups that continue to this day. There was the Friday afternoon tennis group and Wednesday night hockey (a.k.a. River City Rink Rats).

Although Rick retired from hockey a decade ago, he continued at Friday tennis until recently; when his health prevented it. More recently he was an active member of the Burlington G&CC Men's Curling League. And throughout his entire adult life, Rick was always part of a regular poker night; too many to mention! Rick's next big business adventure took the family to England in 1983. He set up the European manufacturing and sales division of Big O Drain Tile. And as only Rick could do, he picked up a sideline as head coach of The Solihull Barons, a professional hockey team in England's Premiere League.

After returning to Canada, Rick settled into his college and university teaching career. It was a role that harnessed his personality and life experiences. It really was his calling. In his usual self-deprecating way, Rick started his small business class by saying that starting a business was easy - he'd done it many times! His success as a teacher was recognized in 2016 when he was awarded the faculty leadership award at The Dan School of Management (at Western).

Along this amazing ride, Rick accumulated hundreds of friends and connections. While he was known by many different social groups, work colleagues, and students, he remained a devout family man his entire 73 years. His family always came first.

For Rick and Diana's 50th wedding anniversary, their grandchildren built word art with words like: family, laughter, cigars, and Ellicottville. They could have filled an entire billboard with words because of how dynamic Gramps was. His legacy of the grandchildren made him most proud. The values and personality he instilled in them will ensure his memory survives.

Visitation at Smiths Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stop light north of QEW), Burlington (905-632-3333) on Sunday, August 12 from 3 - 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church (287 Plains Rd E, Burlington) on Monday, August 13 at 10:30 a.m.

Carpe diem.

The family requests any donations be directed in Rick's name towards The Princess Margaret Hospital foundation or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada.

DR. NANCY M. DUNNE

It is with profound sorrow that we must announce the passing of Nancy M. Dunne on August 4, 2018. She was 63. She leaves behind her loving husband of 32 years, C.

Richard Fischer and her dear family of sister Cathy Dunne; brother Ken Dunne; nephews, Graham Prosser, Simon Prosser, Aaron Prosser, Arthur Dunne; niece, Vanessa Dunne; and many other dear family and friends. Nancy was predeceased by her father, Donald Dunne and mother, Melita Dunne.

A ceremony commemorating her life will be held at the York Cemetery and Funeral Centre (at the Centre) 160 Beecroft Road, near Sheppard and Yonge. Visitation will be Thursday, August 9, 4-8 p.m. and Friday, August 10, 10-11 a.m. with the funeral to follow at 11:00 a.m. Reception will be 12-2 p.m.

In memory of Nancy and in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Ontario Equestrian, the Toronto Botanical Gardens or the Humber River Hospital.

Thank you.For further details, please see http://www.etouch.ca.

BRYAN ELLIS

Passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 surrounded by his family.

Beloved husband of Leslie Crawford and loving father to Jacquelyn and Kimberley (Vic).

Bryan was predeceased by his mother, Jean (nee Spencer). He is survived by his father, Willard and sisters, Nancy (John), Joan (Allan) and Pat (Nick). Bryan was truly an inspiration to all who knew him and will be sadly missed.

A lifelong lover of the media industry, woodworking, and "having a plan," Bryan will be remembered for his unwavering sense of humour, his determination to achieve his goals and his bravery.

Bryan profoundly impacted many lives along his life's journey, from the young to the young-at-heart.

His wisdom and worldliness ensured that all those around him felt respected and appreciated.

While he battled on, his trademark twinkle was ever present.

A celebration of Bryan's life will be held at Rattlesnake Point Golf Club in Milton on Wednesday, August 15th from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., with memories of Bryan being shared at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Tomorrow Stems from You initiative, (https://hamiltonhealth.

ca/tomorrow-stems-from-you/) through Hamilton Health Sciences or to the charity of your choice.

SAMUEL HAYTHORNE 173rd (Highlanders) Battalion, C.E.F.

Born in Sheffield, England, October 21, 1885.

Died in Action August 10, 1918.

Buried in Fouquescourt, France.

ROBERT PAUL KLEIN "Bob"

June 8, 1960 - July 22, 2018 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Bob at his favorite place, his cottage in Prince Edward Island, surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at the age of 58 years.

Bob was born and raised in Barrie, Ontario, where he attended school at Prince of Wales, as well as Central Collegiate and then on to York University, where he majored in business. Bob then went on to have an amazing career with UPS over many years, in which he travelled the world, making many friends and having various great experiences that he enjoyed sharing with all.

His passion for fun sports, cooking, entertaining, and socializing made him both a fantastic host and guest.

Bob retired last year and was very happy to spend all of his time with family, friends and at home.

Bob leaves behind his loving wife, Natalie; daughter, Margaux; sister, Ann; nephews, Tyler, Ryley, and Dimitri; loving in-laws, Fred and Phyllis Theriault, Nicole (Bill), and many more. He was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Margaret (Pulford) Klein.

A celebration of life will be held at Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 30 Worsley Street, Barrie, Ontario, on Friday, August 24, 2018 from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in honour of Robert Paul Klein, to his favorite charity, Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, http:// http://www.thepmcf.ca/Ways-to-Give/ Donate-Now. Online condolences and memories may be left at http://www.steckleygooderham.com.

MARTIN LEVENE

Passed away peacefully at home on August 8, 2018, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Charlotte for 69 years. Dear brother of the late Sam Levene, and Roby Hochman. Proud and loving father and father-in-law to Myrna and Steven Singer, Gary Levene and Debbie Eisenberg, Ronald and Shifra Levene. Adored Zaida of Eric and Robin, Kate and Dave, Alex and Sarah, Jana, Merrick and Merav, Marly, Casey, Leejay z"l, Elli. Devoted greatgrandfather of Jordana, Joel and Naomi, Amelia and Ari, Noga and Ori.

A graduate of the University of Toronto, and a Mechanical Engineer, Martin was the third President of his family's business, Ontario Die Company Ltd.

With Charlotte always at his side, Martin was an avid member of Devil's Glen Ski Club, Conestoga Sailing Club, K-W Granite Club, and Oakdale Golf and Country Club. Martin served as President of Beth Jacob Synagogue, and was active on many local boards. He was a dedicated Rotarian, attending meetings around the world during his travels with his soulmate Charlotte.

Martin was passionate about life, family, friends, community, travel and philanthropy.

Evening prayers at 8 p.m., Thursday, August 9, Saturday, August 11-Tuesday, August 14.

Morning prayers at 8 a.m., Friday, August 10 and Wednesday, August 15. Shiva visits on Sunday, August 12-Tuesday, August 14, 1 - 3 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. Shiva concludes Wednesday morning, August 15. For more details, see: http://www.benjamins parkmemorialchapel.ca.

Memorial donations may be made to Rotary's Kids Ability Foundation, Waterloo, 519-886-8886 or http://www.kidsability.ca.

JOAN KALTEISSEN LEWIS

On Sunday, August 5, 2018 in Long Term Care at Belmont House, Toronto, at the age of 81.

Born in New Jersey, she loved school and devoted herself to her education. She attended Vassar College and ultimately graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. She received a Master's Degree in library science from Rutgers University and, for a time, worked to establish library resources at the Matheny School for children with developmental disabilities. She lived for five years in Japan, where her first husband, Dr. John T. Hart, was an Air Force Physician at a military base near Tokyo. Her two children, Elisabeth (Lisa) and Christopher, were born there. After returning to New Jersey, she volunteered with organizations established to fight poverty and advance civil rights, including the Urban League. After her divorce in 1978, she married John M. Lewis of Toronto and moved to Toronto.

There she continued to do volunteer work, including as a member of the board of the Dixon Hall Music School.

Although she moved permanently to Canada, she was a passionate American who spent several weeks each year on Sanibel Island and considered it her second home.

She will be remembered for her sharp wit, sense of humour and fashion sense. A photograph of her was featured in the New York Times style edition in 1969 and she was profiled, for her personal style choices, in Toronto Life magazine in her 40s. There wasn't any woman alive who could pick out better ties for the men in her life. She will also be remembered for her love of literature, music, Broadway musicals, baseball, tennis and her abiding love of animals, including the cats and dogs, many of them strays, which she cared for during her life. Very few of her children, step-children, and grandchildren will forget her strict insistence on the proper use of English words, grammar and pronunciation (e.g."unique" means one of a kind so don't ever say "very unique"). A longtime supporter of Dying with Dignity, it is unfortunate that the last years of her life were marred by the inevitable progression of dementia. If she could have summed up this experience herself we believe that she would say that we, as a society, within the bounds of respecting personal choice, need to find a better way to deal with such debilitating diseases until we find cures.

She leaves behind her husband; her daughter and son; her grandson, Connor; her stepchildren, Eve, Suzanne, Catherine, Duncan, Michelle and Nicole and their children. The family would like to thank her care-givers, Margaret, Analyne, Haydee and Purita as well the staff of Belmont House for the compassionate care they provided to her. The family is planning a private memorial event for a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society Canada or the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through http://www.humphrey milesnewbigging.com.

VINETTA MARY LUNN (nee Burke)

Oct 23, 1 917 - Aug 3, 2018 At 100 years, in Montreal. Predeceased by her husband, Hugh Lunn in 2011.

She leaves her children, Bridget, Anthony and Sarah; grandchildren, Naomi, Isabelle, Anne-Mathilde, Catherine, and Sebastian; and four great-grandchildren. Also her niece, Roberta Young of Barrie and many Lunn nieces and nephews.

Vinetta was born in Toronto to Anne Purtle (born of Irish parents from Galway and Cashel) and Gerald Burke (born in Joggins, NS of Acadian parents). She attended Loretto College and St.

Michael's College (University of Toronto) graduating with a BA in 1938. During the war she worked in Ottawa and Vancouver on government war effort jobs, then joined the Navy as a WREN. Posts included Halifax and Cornwallis, NS and England where she worked in London until the end of the war and where her future husband was in the RCAF. All her life, she kept in touch with her many friends in the Navy.

After the war Vinetta and Hugh married in Vancouver, had three children and moved frequently back and forth from Canada to Europe, including Vancouver, Montreal, Chicoutimi, Isle of Wight (England), Guernsey, Brussels and Zweibrucken (Germany). Settling in Ottawa in 1965, Vinetta worked at the public library and the National Gallery library. The last move was to Vancouver in the 70s where Vinetta worked at the UBC psychiatry library and where they lived on the waterfront for over 35 years in False Creek, Vancouver.

In retirement, she and Hugh loved to travel through North America and Europe, play tennis every day and read. Vinetta especially loved hosting her grandchildren in Vancouver every summer.

There will be a funeral Mass at St. Irenaeus Church (3030 Delisle, Montreal) on Saturday, August 11 at 9 a.m. followed by a reception.

Online condolences may be sent to dignitequebec.com.

RITA RUSKIN

On Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Humber River Hospital. Beloved wife of the late David Ruskin.

Loving mother and mother-in-law of Dr. Ron and Marilyn Ruskin, Dr. Dennis and Carol Ruskin, and Steve and Vivian Ruskin. Devoted grandmother of Danielle and Aaron, Natalie and Mike, Joelle and Daniel, Hayley and Jeff, Morgan and Mike, Erica and Adham, and Jessica. Devoted great-grandmother of Ben, Jacob, Isaac, Samuel, Jack, Nathan, David, Isaac, Cooper, Mackenzie, Yaseen, and Kadeen. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. Interment in the Beth Tzedec Memorial Chapel. Shiva at 633 Briar Hill Avenue, Toronto.

Memorial donations may be made to Mt. Sinai Hospital Foundation 416-586- 8203.

J. MICHAEL SIGEL

On Wednesday, August 8,2018 at Sunnybrook Hospital. Best friend and husband of Deenna.

Extraordinary father and father-inlaw of Lauren Sigel and Michael Godel, Derek Sigel and Shannon O'Hearn, and B.D. Sigel and Adam Starr. Loving brother and brother-in-law to Skip and Lynn Sigel. Proud grandfather of Cooper, Arlo, Eliza, Abby, Henry, Norah, Walter, Ezra, Nyla and Yael. Amazing uncle, great-uncle and friend. Will be missed by his constant shadow, Sunshine. With much appreciation to Doctors Wells, Scales, Rubenfeld and Spaner and all of the nurses and healthcare staff for their care.

Service at Beth Tzedec Synagogue, 1700 Bathurst Street, on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva at 561 Avenue Road, Unit #401, Toronto. Memorial donations may be made to the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation, 416-4804483.

ALEXANDER JAMES ROBB TODD

At Craiglee Nursing Home, Scarborough, Ontario on August 6, 2018 in his 78th year. Formerly of Paris, Ontario, he was the beloved husband of Donna (nee Willson). Loved father of Stephanie Todd (Matthew Kaufman), Aimee Todd-Mussett (Tristan Mussett), Lindsay Todd (Milay), Peter Todd (Rhonda) and Geordie Todd. Loving grandfather of 16, great-grandfather of one.

Alex was born on April 12, 1941 at the Willett Hospital in Paris. He was the firstborn of Alexander and Winnifred (nee Robb) Todd.

He will be missed by siblings, Linda McLauchlin (Jim, 2004), Greg Todd (Aimee), Doug Todd (Petra), Mike Todd (Carmelle), and Kristine (Debb Bergsson) and their families.

Alex spent an idyllic childhood in Paris, then earned his degree in HRI from Michigan State University, graduating first in his class in 1963. Alex loved life and enjoyed his career in the foodservice industry. He was wellliked by everyone who knew him.

A stroke at age 52 forced his early retirement, but he recovered enough to be able to enjoy another 20 years volunteering and socializing. His health began declining over the past three years and he required nursing home care about a year ago. The staff at Craiglee Nursing Home were excellent and we can't thank them enough for their wonderful care.

Alex died on August 6, 2018.

Unfortunately, his organs did not meet the standards for donation.

At Alex's direction, there will be no funeral, simply a graveside service at St. James Anglican Cemetery in Paris at 11 a.m. on August 11, 2018.

Alex was a great guy and he will be missed. His favourite charity is "Doctors without Borders/MSF," 551 Adelaide St. W., Toronto, Ontario, M5V 0N8.

Condolences may be sent to the family at 137 Toynbee Trail, Scarborough, ON., M1E 1G5 or email alext01@roger.com.

TEMI ZWEIG (nee Zosky)

July 26, 1932 - August 8, 2018 It is with deep sense of loss that we announce the passing of Temi Zweig. In the past several years, she fought a courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma and other major health issues. Always strong, always determined, she provided those she loved with care, devotion, generosity, and contagious sense of humour. She was a wonderful daughter (the late Joe and Hilda Zosky), wife (the late Sam Zweig) and mother (the late Cheryl Zweig). She leaves behind her son, Lorne (Lori); brother, Jack (Louise); grandchildren, Hayley, Courtney, Jaymie, Mason (Alexa), and Cydney; and great-granddaughter, Logan. She was a loving aunt to Jack and Louise's children and grandchildren, as well as many cousins and close friends. She will be greatly missed.

A funeral service will take place at Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Avenue West, on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. Interment will follow in the Y.M.H.A.

Section at Mount Sinai Memorial Park, 986 Wilson Avenue. For shiva details and condolences, please refer to: http://www.steelesmemorialchapel .com/condolence/temizweig.


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