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Thursday, June 13, 2019 – Page B20

CHRISTINE BUCKNER

Mary Christine ("Chris")

Buckner (nee Matthews) died after an illness at the age of 88 at the Elisabeth Bruyère Residence in Ottawa.

She had suffered strokes and vascular dementia in recent years.

Christine was born in East York (Toronto) on November 7, 1930, received her primary education at Hartman Jones Memorial School, her secondary education at St.

Clement's School and graduated from Toronto Normal School (the forerunner of Teacher's College).

She received her Permanent First Class Certificate for teaching in 1953; she taught first grade in Toronto and Winnipeg.

Christine married Charles Henry ("Chuck") Buckner on April 4, 1953 in Toronto. They had two children, both born in Winnipeg: Wendy Louise Buckner, born in 1959, and Brent Charles Buckner, born in 1963. After the family relocated from Winnipeg to Ottawa, Christine along with Chuck was a leader of the local swimming community for many years; Christine was a Master Official and was the Executive Secretary of the Eastern Ontario Swimming Association for five years. After Chuck's retirement they enjoyed proctoring exams for Carleton University, and they were active political volunteers. Longtime residents of Nepean, Chuck and Chris spent many winters at their condo in Indian Shores, FL.

Wendy died in 2010; Chuck died in 2014. Christine is survived by her son Brent and her sister Anne Tetley (nee Matthews). A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 22 at Pinecrest Visitation Centre, 2500 Baseline Road, Ottawa at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada would be appreciated.

CECIL JULIUS SABINUS DE ARAUJO

June 7, 2019, Crawley, West Sussex, England, Cecil Julius Sabinus de Araujo (formerly of Aden and Nairobi), passed away at home following a spirited battle with complications as a result of diabetes. Cecil was the second born and much loved son of Flora Campos and Charles de Araujo (both deceased), husband to Sushila (deceased), and brother to Albert and Alfred (both deceased).

He is survived by his longtime partner and best friend, Maria; children, Fiona (Keith), Annabelle (Trevor) and Charles (Deepti); grandsons, Jacob, Reece and Reuben; siblings, Carmen (Alfred), Ivan (Debbie), and Cynthia (Mike); as well as a host of adoring nieces and nephews, including Lesley and John who were especially close to him.

Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly. In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to the East Surrey Hospital Capel Annex www.

surreyandsussex.nhs.uk/ charitable-donations/contactus-about-charitable-funds/ or Diabetes UK http://www.diabetes.

org.uk/Get_involved/Ways-todonate/In_memory.

MARYON KANTAROFF

1933 - 2019

Passed away peacefully June 9, 2019 from complications with pneumonia.

Maryon left this life as she would have wanted, listening to one of her favourite opera arias.

Born in Toronto to Bulgarian immigrants, she went to Riverdale Collegiate and studied piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music. In 1952, she entered the University of Toronto to study Art and Archaeology, graduating with Honours in 1957. The next year she left for England for post graduate studies in Archeology, Painting and Sculpture. She was also an expert fencer who may have made the Canadian Olympic team had she not suffered from a dislocated hip since birth.

In 1969, Maryon returned to Canada to pursue sculpture and discovered she was a feminist. She was a founding member of the Toronto New Feminists. Her passion for women's rights was unbounded. She gave lectures and appeared on national television to express her strong feminist opinions. Her powerful convictions were always lightened by her delightful sense of humour.

As a sculptor, Maryon was known worldwide and had solo exhibitions in London, Milan, Montreal and other major cities. In 1974, frustrated at the lack of a local foundry with capacity for casting her larger works, she purchased the Toronto Arts Foundry with the partnership of Al Green who remained a lifelong dear friend and patron. Some of Maryon's large outdoor bronze sculptures can be found in Munich, Milan, Washington, D.C. and at Canadian embassies in Mexico City and Tokyo. In Toronto and Windsor she has numerous works, most notably the Frederick G. Gans Memorial outside Osgoode Hall.

In all her convictions and activities, Maryon was always rooted by her relationship with her mother, Irene, who kept her grounded and whose passing 19 years ago left a gaping hole in Maryon's heart. Her many friendships included Johanna, Bonnie, Molly, Geneen, and Edwina.

Predeceased by her mother, Irene; her father, Kris; her brother, Karl; and sister-in-law, Pat. Survived by husband, Gerard; nephew, Karl; niece, Karen; great-nieces, Kayln and Emma, and devoted "little sister," Rafy. Thank you to caregivers, Rianne and Linda and Evangeline. Many thanks to Barry Green and siblings for their generous support of Maryon after Al's passing.

We will remember Maryon as a vibrant accomplished artist, and also as a compassionate, loving and inspiring spirit.

Visitation will be held at York Cemetery and Funeral Centre, 160 Beecroft Road, on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at York Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Al Green Sculpture Studio and School.

Online condolences can be made at http://www.etouch.ca.

JOAN KISHNER (nee Maron)

Surrounded by her family, Joan Kishner passed away on June 11, 2019, at the age of 74 in Toronto, Ontario. Dearly loved wife of 52 years to Gerald "Yank" Kishner.

Cherished mother to Jeffrey Kishner (Jennifer Gotlieb) and Jennifer James (Courtney).

Adored grandma to Joshua and Ariel Kishner. Joan will also be sadly missed by her brother, Robert Maron, and is predeceased by her parents Arthur and Helen Maron.

Joan was born in Montreal, Quebec, and in her childhood, excelled in both academics and athletics. She enjoyed horseback riding, sailing, tennis, and was an expert skier. Joan met the love of her life, Yank, while working at Mont Gabriel, where she was a ski instructor and he was ski patrol. In her late 20s, Joan was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

Her legendary strength, courage and ability to conquer adversity were embedded and would take her from one achievement to another throughout her life.

After graduating from McGill University, Joan and Yank married and attended graduate school at Syracuse University, where she was top of her class. Afterward, they moved to Detroit, MI. It was here that she developed her lifelong passion for helping those less fortunate by working with at-risk youth.

In 1973, they moved to Toronto, Ontario, to start a family. While championed with keeping the family organized and cared for, Joan continued to work with several charitable organizations. Later, she created an Alzheimer's research initiative at The Clark Institute, and created and led fundraising platforms at Crohn's and Colitis Canada.

She was able to increase funds raised for the annual gala twentyfold and was recognized with an award from the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.

Most of all, Joan cherished spending time with friends and family. Whether demonstrating her amazing prowess at scrabble and backgammon on the docks of De Grassi Point, playing bridge at BallenIsles, spending winter weekends at the slopes in Collingwood, cheering on her children at sporting or dance events, or playing board games with her grandchildren, she made an enduring impact on many people.

Funeral to be held on Thursday afternoon, June 13 at Steeles Memorial Chapel, at 1 p.m. For details: http:// steelesmemorialchapel.com/ Or call: 905-881-6003. In lieu of flowers, donations to Crohn's and Colitis Canada would be appreciated.


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