Friday, September 21, 2018
DAVID BRUCE COWPER
June 30, 1928 September 21, 1998 Our memories of your love and your passion for life continue to inspire us.
We miss you deeply, Teri, David, Donald, Dara, Dalton, and their families.
MURRAY ARMEL Q.C.
On Thursday, September 20, 2018. Beloved husband of Rona.
Loving father and father-in-law of Jeffrey and Susan, and Francine Armel. Dear brother of Sol, and the late Harry Armel. Devoted grandfather of Tera, Zachary, Hannah, Daniel, and Samantha. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Interment in the Beth Tikvah section of Pardes Shalom cemetery. Following interment, shiva at 3181 Bayview Avenue, then continuing Saturday evening and Sunday morning with services at 9:00 a.m. at 186 Worth Blvd, Thornhill. Memorial donations may be made to Beit Halochem 905-695-0611 or Jack.org 416- 425-2494.
JOAN ELAINE CONNER
Peacefully on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Shepherd Terrace Retirement Residence in her 89th year.
Elaine was the devoted friend and companion of the late Lois Harper, loving godmother of Susan Theaker and special friend of Stephanie, Laurel and Margaret.
Elaine was a dedicated teacher for many years with the TDSB and inspired and influenced many young people as head of the Music Department at Agincourt Collegiate and later in the Guidance Department at Sir John A. MacDonald Collegiate.Elaine was an accomplished pianist and music was one of the great joys of her life and one that she loved and shared to the end.
Visitation will be held at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. E., Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd). on Monday, September 24 at 1:00 p.m. with a service to follow in the Ogden Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Interment Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo on Tuesday, September 25 at 1:00 p.m.In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson Society Canada or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
RICHARD FRANK EASTWOOD
April 6, 1937 - September 15, 2018
Rich was an exceptional man who was loved by many, and generous beyond generous. Rich approached everything in his life at "full-speed" and his vivala-vie attitude and determination were remarkable -- there was absolutely no quit in him. Rich passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side.
Rich was the beloved husband of Beverley; cherished father of Rick (Andrea) and Barb Spears (Kevin); proud grandfather (Hank) to Jessica (Leigh), Megan, Drew and James; and loving brother of Jayne and Tony and brother-in-law of Margot Matthews.
Rich was the epitome of a self-made man yet attributed all of his success to having surrounded himself with smart and wonderful people. In 1980 at the age of 43, Rich used every asset that his wife Beverley and his parents Frank and Helen Eastwood had to buy Central Box & Container Ltd., a small packaging company in Mississauga with ten employees. Today, based on Rich's extraordinary leadership and natural entrepreneurship (others may refer to it as a level of rare competitiveness!) and his unrelenting focus on solving customers' problems, The Central Group of Companies is recognized as a Platinum member of Canada's Best-Managed Companies and employs 500 people in North America. Rich has built a unique, innovative and thriving business with a genuine family culture of care for everyone.
To say that Rich was an avid sportsman is an understatement; he was interested in Golf, Tennis, Fishing and Skiing, and he fanatically supported every Toronto professional sports team and every Canadian athlete with pride. Rich's favourite place was his cottage on Lake Rosseau in Muskoka, surrounded by his family and friends, and puttering in his garden or racing around in his prized antique wooden Greavette boat / Gentleman's Racer, the "BlackJack". Rich loved spending Canadian winters in California at his home in Palm Desert with his wife Bevie and cherished their time with great friends and golf buddies. Rich was also very fond of his dog and best pal Josh, and grand-dogs Disco, Chief, ZigZag, Boe and Bear.
Rich wore his heart on his sleeve and his famous credo are words for us all to live by and will live on for generations to come: Work hard, play hard and give and get as many hugs as you can.
Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca
GEORGE DEMKIW 1933-2018
Passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018 at age 85 years. Predeceased by his wife, Volodymyra; and daughter, Areta; deeply missed by his family and friends.
Visitation will be held at Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette Street, Toronto on Saturday, September 22nd from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and on Sunday, September 23rd from 3:00-6:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, September 24th at the Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church, 515 Broadview Avenue at 10:00 a.m., followed by interment at Prospect Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
ARTHUR B. JAMES
A Celebration of Life will take place on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
at The Granite Club, 2350 Bayview Avenue in the Ballroom.
OSCAPELLA, ELISABETH (née Groh)
Born January 26, 1920, in Dec, Yugoslavia; passed away in Ottawa, September 9, 2018, in her 99th year.
She loved her sons Edward and Eugene as much as any mother could. On the death of her husband Edward Sr., then of her son Edward, she devoted herself to her grandchildren, Tanner and Lauren. Elisabeth was as good a person as anyone could hope to be - kind, honest, strong, ethical and loyal. May she now rest in peace among those who passed away before her.
Service: Sat. Sept. 22, 4:00 pm, Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave., Ottawa.
A. DUGALD NEIL RITCHIE
June 22, 1944 September 15, 2018
In Toronto, surrounded by his loved family, Dugald died peacefully in the hospital of kidney failure. Son of the late General Sir Neil and Lady Ritchie (nee Catherine Minnes). He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Liz) (nee Birkett); his children, Pamela Ritchie Levitt (Howard), and Neil Ritchie (Jodi Wright); and his sister, Anne Ritchie. Proud grandfather of Wren, Alessandra and Sarah Levitt; and of Blair and Tommy Ritchie; with many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Dugald had a celebrated 51year career as an Investment Advisor and Vice-President at RBC Dominion Securities. He will be remembered through his boarding student days at St. Andrew's College, and as a fast-moving sports enthusiast of squash and tennis at the Badminton and Racquet Club, of golf at the Toronto Golf Club, of salmon fishing on the Bonaventure River in the Gaspe, and, happily plowing through the waters of the Thousand Islands in Gananoque. A somewhat disheveled organizer and master delegator of many social events, Dugald had many friends, and especially loved his Wren House and Austin Terrace traditions.
Loved all the gossip. He will be sorely missed by his family, and as an unpretentious, funinjecting and fiercely loyal friend to a multitude. Special thanks to his dedicated team of wonderful caregivers in the last one and a half years - Rowena, Elsa, Cris, Mylanie and Annalise.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 27th. We will gather to celebrate his life on Friday, September 28th at 11:00 a.m. in Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be considered to Beverley School on Baldwin Street in Toronto, a school for children with special needs in honour of Dugald's granddaughter, Alessandra; or to the Toronto General Hospital. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
DIANA ELIZABETH WRIGHT
August 2, 1950 - September 16, 2018
Her laughter and smile that lit up a room and warmed our hearts will be forever in our memories.
First born of Sherwood (deceased 2009) and Joan (deceased 2014) Wright; adored sister of Doug (Paula), Ted (Jo), Cynthia (Claude) and Bill (Mary-Enid); most cherished aunt of Masha, Peter (Nicole), Emma (Adam), Daniel (Alicia), Simon, Lewis, Siena and Pascale; and great-aunt to Jason and Jack. She was a special friend to Ken Sketchley.
Diana was mentor, teacher, leader and shared widely her passion for design. She believed strongly in improving design education and practice. For over 20 years she was a volunteer for the Council for Interior Design Accreditation and most recently she was appointed to its Accreditation Commission.
In addition to her practice at Retail Environments, Diana contributed to education at: The International Academy of Design, George Brown College, Humber College, Ryerson's School of Interior Design and George Washington University. She was an active member in professional associations including NCIDQ, ARIDO and IDC.
With her warmth, humour, generosity and kind interest in others, Diana had many friends.
The family would like to invite friends to celebrate her life in the only way that she would approve: with lots of laughter, food and wine. The party will be at the Thornwood Club, 20 Scrivener Square, Toronto on Monday, September 24th, 3-5 p.m. In recognition of the wonderful care that Diana received, donations to Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and registering at OneMatch stem cell registry would be appreciated by the family.