Tuesday, June 26, 2018
BARBARA MARY ALLEN
1937 - 2014
So Very Much Loved - Missed - Remembered Now - And Forever Clive Allen & Family
PHYLLYS MARIAN BELL (neeCrome)
Passed away peacefully at Royal Gardens, Peterborough on Friday, June 22, 2018. Phyllys Bell formerly of Oshawa in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Holt Webster and Gordon Bell.
Cherished mother of Elaine Faello (John), Alan Webster and the late Thomas Webster. Survived by many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at The Hendren Funeral Homes, Lakefield Chapel on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation to commence one hour prior. Reception to follow in the Heritage Room of the funeral home. Interment at Mount Lawn Cemetery, Whitby on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 1:00 p.m As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Canadian Cancer Society and may be made by contacting the funeral home at http://www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355.
CAROLE JOAN SEDWICK COLLINS
Died quietly at her home in Mader's Cove, Nova Scotia, on June 22, 2018, overlooking her garden and Mahone Bay while surrounded by her family.
Carole leaves John, her husband of 62 years; and their children, John Bruce (Carol Payne) of Ottawa, Blayne (Dan Keeler) of Lambton Shores, Ontario and Anne Collins of Dwight, Ontario; grandchildren, Alexis Paton (Steven Robinson) (Rugby, UK), Hannah Paton (Halifax, NS), Meg Collins and Alice Payne of Ottawa; and great-granddaughter, Antonia Paton Robinson (Rugby, UK). She also leaves her sister, Linda (Bill) Dunn (Ottawa); sisters-inlaw, Janet Aiken (Lambton Shores, Ontario) and Earlaine Collins (Toronto); and five nieces and nephews.
Carole was born in Toronto, Ontario February 5, 1936, to Ada and Bruce West, a journalist with the Globe and Mail. Growing up in Toronto, Ottawa, Washington, DC, and Port Credit she learned to be creative and independent.
Carole met her future husband, John at the University of Western Ontario, while playing bridge. They have been playing bridge and creating a rich life together ever since. During the long haul of medical school, residency and fellowships, Carole worked and cared for the family in London, Ontario, Hindhead, England, Edinburgh, Scotland and Finchley, England. She then supported John's academic career back in London, Ontario, then Halifax, Nova Scotia, and finally Hamilton, Ontario. She had an eye for possibilities which included restoring four Victorian houses into comfortable and welcoming homes and gardens.
Carole could organize a great party and hosted many memorable ones. She was a fantastic cook and her family Christmas gatherings were legendary. But Carole set herself greater challenges. While in London, she was a founder of Patchworks, a St. Marys, Ontario store specializing in Mennonite quilts, which also sponsored the Great Canadian Quilting Contest in the 1970s. In Halifax, Carole was founding editor and publisher of a breakthrough magazine, Canadian Antiques and Art Review. In the 1980s, Carole and Blayne ran A Touch of Country in Mississauga an antiques and home accessories store.
During their years in Halifax, Carole and John discovered Mahone Bay.
Carole bought property in Mader's Cove and ultimately built a house there from posts, beams, floors and walls salvaged from old Cape houses. They retired to Mader's Cove in 1998. Retirement was active: in 1999, they spent six months in Geneva and in 2001 they spent six months in Brussels. The following years in Nova Scotia were as full as ever, entertaining, volunteering for local events like the Mahone Bay Christmas House Tour and, of course, playing bridge. She spent many happy hours in her garden which spills down the hill from their house in a beautiful, natural display providing habitat for birds and generous cuttings of wild and cultivated flowers. She loved nature.
A strong, independent and intelligent woman, Carole did not take any guff from anyone, including bank managers and bridge gurus such as Oswald Jacoby. Carole was sharp and had a strong practical streak. She could sum up a situation or deliver some sound advice in a few incisive words. Carole had a great laugh and a kind heart. Though not outwardly sentimental, she held her sentiments deeply. Carole was naturally elegant and never complained.
Whatever the problem she either fixed it or coped with it. Her last few months were difficult, but she was the director of her life up to the end.
Once she had taught us all she could, she left on her own terms.
Carole will hold her last party for friends and relatives at a later date. If you wish to make a memorial donation, please consider the Mahone Bay Centre or the Mahone Bay Food Bank, both at PO Box 489, 45 School Street, Mahone Bay NS B0J 2E0.
BARRY ALLEN HOWARD
In loving memory of Brigadier General Barry Allen Howard who passed peacefully at home on June 24, 2018 at the age of 89 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Colleen (née Henry). Lovingly missed by his children, Barry Jr., (Ailsa), Michael (Mel), Lynn (Bob), and Gregory (Carol); grandchildren, Justin, Lauren (Dean), Stephen (Marek), Kaitlyn (Andrew), Lindsay (Heiko), Neil (Alysha), Drew (Natalia), Derek (Maggie), Ryan, Reanne (Chris); and great-grandchildren, Zackary, Sloane, Wesley, Cole, and Luna.
Born in Toronto on October 25, 1928, Barry lived a rich and full life, achieving his degree from the University of Toronto in Engineering and Business. After graduation he transferred to the RCAF active reserves and assumed command of the 400 "City of Toronto" Fighter Squadron. His success culminated in his rank of Brigadier General in the RCAF, and ownership and chief executive officer position of Wheel & Rim Co. of Canada Ltd. Barry was deeply loved and respected by those who knew him and his keen intellect and kind, generous heart will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 28th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge St, Toronto.
A private family Funeral Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the North York General Hospital in his memory. Condolences may be left at http://www.rskane.ca.
PROFESSOR PETER CHRISTOFFERSEN
1967 - 2018
Altid elsket, aldrig glemt
It is with the deepest sorrow and sense of loss that we announce that Peter Christoffersen passed away peacefully on June 22, 2018 surrounded by the warmth and love of family. Although his years with us were too few, his impact on our lives was enormous and will be everlasting. A beloved husband, son, brother, father, friend and colleague, Peter was a world-renowned scholar, insightful teacher, trusted mentor, respected leader, attentive listener, and voracious reader.
Even as his physical health failed him, his knowledge expanded, his enthusiasm for new endeavors never wavered, and he continued to love intellectual debate and conversation. His amazing sense of humor, one-liners, and recollection of stories always kept the conversation interesting, lively, and fun, leaving us with so many vivid memories of good times, laughter and his contagious, ear-to-ear smile.
Growing up as an innkeeper's son in Denmark, studying high school in Michigan, completing his doctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania, marrying a Canadian in Denmark and raising a family in Canada while teaching as a professor at McGill and then the University of Toronto, Peter travelled the world with a curiosity, openness, and willingness to explore. With strong roots and connection to his Danish family, Peter learned early in life the importance of family, hard work, and strong personal values that will forever be a part of his legacy. These qualities have all served as the foundation of a fulfilling and productive life rewarded with countless academic accolades, teaching awards, and numerous personal achievements including appointments with the International Monetary Fund, Model Validation Council of the Federal Reserve System, and numerous editorial boards. As the TMX Chair in Capital Markets at Rotman, Fellow at the Bank of Canada, Visiting Scholar at Copenhagen Business School, author of well over 50 articles, books, and book chapters, and advisor to more than 20 doctoral students, Peter was an outstanding academic with profound impact in the field of risk management. His unassuming and down-to-earth nature belied his extraordinary contributions to the academic community.
Peter's kind heart, loyalty, and loving nature will be forever missed by his wife, Susan; sons, Nicholas and Phillip; parents, Jenna and Johannes; and brother, Jacob. Always the optimist and source of strength, inspiration, and wise counsel, Peter has touched the lives of so many, particularly his extended family in Michigan and British Columbia.
The family is enormously grateful to his dedicated oncologist and all the many health care workers who fought alongside Peter in his long battle with cancer.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sunnybrook Foundation or to a scholarship that will be established in Peter's name at the Rotman School of Management (development@ rotman.utoronto.ca).
A funeral service will be held on July 7 at 11 a.m. at the Danish Lutheran Church, 72 Finch Avenue West, North York, ON. For the broader Rotman and University communities, a celebration of his life will be held on July 18 at 3.30 p.m. at the Rotman School of Management.
Passed away peacefully at home, comforted by his loving wife and son, on June 23, 2018 in his 83rd year. Dearly loved husband of Marie for 46 years. Loving father of Peter and the late Johnny.
Cherished grandfather of Lailah and Lidiah. Dear brother of Bronko (Fini) of Slovenia and Marica (Vinko) of Germany. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews.
In the early 1950's Mr. Holer emigrated from his native Slovenia to seek a bright future in Niagara Falls, Canada. As a lifelong selfreliant entrepreneur, he pursued his vision with determination and passion to create a theme park where all Canadians could discover their own passion for Canada's fascinating marine animals. Starting in 1961 with a tiny two-acre site, two sea lions and a bear, he grew Marineland into one of the largest and respected aquarium and theme park's in the world. Marineland now covers one thousand acres and, among other attractions, houses the finest collection of Beluga Whales in the largest pools in the world.
Mr. Holer was always dedicated to the best interests and health of all his animals. He believed in supporting each and every animal from birth through old age remaining committed to each animal in good health and nursing them through any bad health.
Mr. Holer was a committed and active member of the Niagara Region, living next to the Park throughout his life in Canada.
Through Marineland, Mr. Holer attracted millions of visitors to the Niagara Region, employed tens of thousands over the decades, by providing jobs he helped to fund the education of many young people in the community, was responsible for an estimated 55 percent of all hotel reservations through the summer season, and contributed enormous sums to the Province over the decades. He reinvested year after year to grow the Park. Even in declining health he focused on his work, developing a new Avian Safari, soon to be Canada's largest outdoor aviary.
Exchanging ideas and his vision with, among others, Walt Disney and August Busch, he was considered one of the original and great founders of North America's aquarium and theme park community. Mr. Holer represented one of the finest examples of a new Canadian who dedicated his life to his country, his community, and his family.
Mr. Holer is at Morse & Son Funeral Home, 5917 Main Street, Niagara Falls where his family will have a private visitation. Private funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday morning, June 27, 2018. Private interment with Rite of Committal will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Walker Family Cancer Centre or to Our Lady of Peace Church. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at http://www.morseandson.com.
NADINE ADELE JOHNSON
Passed away peacefully at Westlake Terrace in Picton on June 19, 2018 in her 87th year. Daughter of the late Philip and Sarah; Sister of the late Philip (Robinetta); Aunt to Christopher (Robert) and Timothy (Tricia).
In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held at a later date. If desired, donations may be made to the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health (CAMH). Online condolences may be made at http://www.mcgladefuneralhome.com.
In the care of McGlade Funeral Home, 78 Centre Street, Deseronto, Ontario, 613-396-2310.
HARRY PAUL LOVERING
Died peacefully with his daughter and son-in-law by his side at St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario on Saturday, June 23, 2018 in his 87th year. Harry is survived by his beloved children, Chris Comeau (Steve), Brian (Lindy) and David (Ann); his cherished grandchildren, Natalie Zombeck (Jon), Matt Comeau (Sarah), Taylor (Anna), Shawn, Jesse; and his special great-grandchild, Cole Zombeck. Predeceased by his sister, Mary (Lovering) Young.
Uncle of Martha Young (Anne).
Harry attended Westdale Secondary School, where he played football and basketball and was a proud graduate of the University of Western (BA '54), where he played football. He worked at Canada Life in Toronto and earned his F.L.M.I. degree in 1965. He was Assistant Treasurer at Goodyear Canada for many years and a dedicated parishioner, volunteer and Parish Council member at St. Charles Garnier Church, Hamilton. Harry founded the Hamilton Dystonia Support Group in 1994 and remained at the helm until 2015. He was also a past President of the Hamilton Parkinson Support Group. Harry participated in Meals on Wheels and Neighbour in Need in the Hamilton area and lastly was a benefits consultant through Harry Lovering & Associates.
A special thanks to the Nursing and Resident staff on 4th Floor CTU Central at St. Joseph's. Their care and compassion for the past eight months was instrumental in allowing Harry to make his final journey on his terms and for that the family is eternally grateful. Thanks too, to Sheila Morin of the HNHB LHIN for her assistance and support.
Visitation will be held at P.X.
Dermody Funeral Homes, 7 East Avenue S., Hamilton, on Friday, June 29th from 7 - 9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Charles Garnier Church, 129 Hughson Street S., Hamilton on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 10 a.m. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington, with reception to follow on site. Donations to the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, 305-121 Richmond Street W., Toronto, Ontario M5H 2K1 would be appreciated by Harry's family.
Online condolences can be made to http://www.dermodys.com.
"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again."
William Penn (1644-1718)
October 26, 1930 - June 22, 2018
John "Jake" McArthur, 87, an author who was born in Toronto, passed away in New Jersey on Friday, June 22, 2018, surrounded by his family. John was the author of 10 novels, two plays and a book of poetry. Surviving are his loving wife of 64 years, Annina, and their three children and six grandchildren. John cherished his family and enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his beloved grandchildren.
John's first job was as a fishing guide during the summers and it was there that his gifts as a teller of tall tales first surfaced.
John's career path took him first to the public stage, as an actor and director. He later entered the corporate world and became a public speaker and writer on management practices, often traveling internationally.
Following his retirement from business, John became a full time writer, thus coming full circle as a teller of tall tales.
Per John's wishes, there will be a private celebration of his life.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ.
BRIAN JOHN PEARSON
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Brian in Toronto on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the young age of 52.
Brian left us peacefully, as he had wished, at home surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Catherine (nee Thompson); and loving father of Jessica, David and Samantha who will miss him dearly. Loved son of Jocelyn and the late Bruce Pearson; and brother to Tom (Melanie) and Hugh (Lori). He will be remembered with love and affection by his aunts; uncles; brother and sisters-in-law; eleven nieces and nephews; cousins and many friends.
Born and raised in Toronto, he lived in Moore Park and Rosedale, and attended North Toronto Collegiate, Queen's University and Western's Ivy Business School. Brian spent most of his career as an Investment Advisor at RBC and ScotiaMcLeod until he left to follow his passion and founded Quayle's Ales Brewery, a hops farm and estate brewery nestled in the hills of OroMedonte. His vision to create a one-of-a-kind destination for families and friends to gather, taste world class beer and create ever lasting memories will live on.
He enjoyed many times at The York Club where he was a past Board member; volunteer with Mooredale and North Rosedale Rate Payers Association and Past President of the PC Party, actively trying to drive change while preserving traditions.
Brian lived life to the fullest with many passions. His greatest passions were baseball, history, old cars, fishing and researching his Isle of Man family roots. He loved his Labrador Retrievers, the farm, travelling with his family and coaching baseball. He will be forever remembered in the dugout as Coach Brian. He celebrated life right to the end with no regrets, teaching us not only how to live but to die with courage and grace. He approached cancer and his mortality with bravery and a candour that is open and inspiring. He taught us so much.
The family expresses sincere thanks to the team of doctors and nurses at Princess Margaret and the Temmy Latner Centre, and the many friends and family who have provided love and support.
The family welcomes friends of Brian at the Humphrey Funeral Home A. W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) on Tuesday, June 26th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held in Rosedale United Church, Toronto (Glen Road and Roxborough) on Thursday, June 28th at 2:00 p.m.
If desired, in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
DR. ERIC DAVID SOULIS P. Eng. 1949 - 2018
Ric Soulis, a longtime professor in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo, passed away on June 21, 2018 after a brief illness.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Carol Amrell MoogkSoulis, their sons Neal (Melissa) and Graham (Michelle) and their son, Brendan. Also survived by his brother, Glen (Helen); sisters, Mary and Christine (Jamie); and by numerous nieces, nephews, and their children. Predeceased by his mother, Kathryn Josephine Colwell (2002) and his father, George Nichol Soulis (2018); and an infant brother (1951).
Ric was born in Toronto, Ontario and grew up in Kitchener, Ontario. He attended Eastwood Collegiate Institute, the University of Waterloo, and Memorial University of Newfoundland.
After ten years of working in industry throughout Canada, he returned to the University of Waterloo where he received a PhD in 1988, the same year that he began a career teaching and researching hydrology and related fields. Ric recently celebrated his 30th year of working at the University of Waterloo, and he had no intention of retiring until he achieved specific teaching, research, and service goals.
He was a popular teacher and mentor for undergraduate and graduate students, family, friends, and colleagues. Ric believed and lived his faith commitment to love and serve others without reservation, or thought of self.
He also lived his promise to seek justice and resist evil wherever he encountered it around him.
His door was always open, as were his ears and heart.
He never betrayed a confidence, and could cut to the heart of a problem, personal or scientific, with laser-like precision.
A visitation will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Wednesday, June 27 from 2:004:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m.
A funeral will be held at Emmanuel United Church, 22 Bridgeport Rd W, Waterloo, on Thursday, June 28 at 11:00 a.m., with a reception to follow.
Memorial donations to the Ric Soulis Memorial Endowment Fund through the United Church of Canada Foundation or to Engineers Without Borders may be arranged by contacting the funeral home at http://www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.
MOLLY TYRRELL (nee Chester)
September 2, 1931 June 24, 2018
Molly died Sunday, June 24 at the Brant Centre in Burlington, Ontario after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Survived by her husband of sixty years, James (Jim); daughter, Janice Stonelake (David); daughter, Laura (Ian Beverley); and her cherished grandchildren, Alex Stonelake, Erin Stonelake, Megan Beverley and Jamie Beverley. Predeceased by her son, Jamie (Paula Jenkins).
Molly was born in London, England and came to Toronto in 1957. She and Jim made their home in Toronto and later in Burlington where she made lifelong friends in the Newcomer's Club.
Molly was a loving, kind wife and mother and put her family above all else. She loved bridge, books, theatre, and animals and always had a joke to tell. Her tolerance and compassion for others and her optimistic outlook will live on as an inspiration to all of us.
The family would like to express their gratitude for the exemplary care that Molly received at the Brant Centre, particularly from the personal support workers and nursing staff of Spencer Creek. Thank you as well to Dr. Chris Ragonetti and Dr. Jocelyn Anderson.
Private funeral for family. If desired a contribution may be made in Molly's name to a charity of your choice.