Friday, July 19, 2019
MARGARET A. AUSTIN (née Kyle)
March 20, 1928 July 17, 2019
We are deeply saddened to announce that Marg died peacefully, with her family by her side, at Belmont House long term care, on Wednesday, July 17.
Beloved wife of Allan McNiece Austin (Mac, 2018) for 66 years; adored mother of Allan (Lyn), Jim (Sue) and Tom (Rosaria); devoted and loving grandmother of Maggie (Jeremy Packard), Gren (Kimberley Dossett), Graham (Mallory Lazarus) and Michael (Felicia Birmingham).
Marg was the only child of William Armstrong Kyle and Euphemia Marguerite Hunter. She is survived by her cousins Bill Kyle in Pointe Claire, QC and Fergus Kyle in Burlington, ON.
Marg was born in Toronto and attended Parkdale Collegiate Institute and Branksome Hall, before going on to Victoria College at the University of Toronto, where she earned a BA in sociology.
After completing university she worked for the Bell Telephone Company in customer service.
Marg married Mac Austin in 1951 and soon began managing their busy family life, which centred on their three sons, and included their home in Toronto, their cottage on Shadow Lake, and "that male chauvinist pig of a dog."
Marg worked for many years for the Volunteer Centre of Toronto, which recognized her contributions with an award.
She enjoyed sports, including golf, curling and skiing. She also loved travelling, to the South and to Europe, particularly the south of France.
She was a dedicated and longtime member of Eglinton-St.
George's United Church.
Mac and Marg moved into the retirement side of Belmont House in June, 2013. From then until Mac's death she worked valiantly to support and care for him as his life was taken over by Alzheimer's Disease.
We are profoundly thankful for the care she received from the whole team at Belmont House, and her personal caregiver, Yeshi Choedon.
A celebration of Marg's life is planned for late summer.
Please consider a donation in her name to the Belmont House Foundation, 55 Belmont Street, Toronto, ON M5R 1R1. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymiles.com.
PATRICIA COZENS (née Guest)
Patricia Cozens -- a beautiful mother, lovely wife, world historian and world traveller --gave so much love and is loved by all. Just 89 years-old, she died on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 surrounded by her children in her home in Phoenix, Arizona.
No one has ever lived life more joyfully, cherished her children -- all nine of them -- with such tenderness, or loved her husband with more passion.
She was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and she was raised in the Beaches area, where she graduated from Malvern Collegiate Institute. Patricia received her bachelor's degree from University of Toronto with a double major in History and Languages.
After travelling through many European countries, Patricia began working for Trans-Canadian Airways, where she met her groom-to-be, Wilfrid Lawrence Cozens. They were married in a castle when Patricia was 22 yearsold and remained together until Wilfrid, an airline executive, died on February 24, 1991.
Patricia moved to Phoenix, Arizona, United States, with her husband in 1955 to raise her nine wonderful children, who became her best friends in adulthood. In addition to her own children, she continued to sponsor other children in lesser developed countries.
One of Patricia's favorite hobbies was gardening in her English style garden. She especially loved her roses. She was a voracious reader who loved history and enjoyed science fiction and romance novels. Patricia was a fiercely independent thinker. Through her actions and words, she taught her children to be independent thinkers as well. She also taught her children to be honest, to do their best, and to value education.
But above all and by example, she taught her children to love.
As she travelled around the world, she explored many exotic and historic locations, including the Egyptian pyramids, the Nile River, the Amazon River, the Panama Canal, Costa Rica, Ecuador, the Galapagos, Machu Picchu and Cusco in Peru, the West Indies, the Virgin islands, New Zealand, Tahiti, Great Britain, Ireland, many countries in continental Europe, many countries in Africa (Tanzania and Kenya were favorites) and China, where she experienced the Yangtze River before it was dammed.
She was born on May 8, 1930 as Patricia Guest, to William C. and Ruth Guest. Her father was a business owner, while her mother raised three children, including her sister, Virginia Linde, and her brother, William A. Guest. As a child, her family would often spend summers in Haliburton, Ontario, where Patricia once swam around twelve-mile lake.
Surviving Patricia are her nine children (and spouses), Diana (Mark), Michael (Yongyi), Mary (Don), Thomas (Michelle), Teresa (Mark), Catherine, Angela (Jim), John (Kathy) and Veronica (Duane), and their families, including 14 grandchildren: Eric, Selena, Christopher, Colter, Thomas, Jennifer, Jason, David, Alyssa, Cassandra, Alicia, Matthew, Sara and Lindsey, as well as six great-grandchildren: Anna, Evelyn, Eleanor, Lilou, Roland and Alexa.
Other survivors include her brother William A. Guest (Eleanor) and his family, and the family of her late sister, Virginia Linde (Walter).
Patricia's funeral service will be at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery & Funeral Home (623-936-1710; hccfh.org), 9925 W. Thomas Road, Avondale, AZ 85392 on Saturday, July 20, 2019 with a Gathering at 9:00 a.m. and Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m. followed by Committal.
CHARLOTTE JOYCE CROSS (Nee Tanner)
It is with great sadness we share the tragic loss of Charlotte, a longtime resident of Oakville, Ontario, who died suddenly on July 10, 2019. Predeceased by her soulmate and loving husband of 35 years Dr. Ronald G. Cross, her middle daughter Diane (1968-1996) and her sister Loretta Witton (1929-1996). Charlotte is survived by her two daughters Barbara and Patricia and her three precious grandchildren Michael, Jack, Victoria and Michael's fiancée Rachael. Charlotte had a loving extended family of nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-insisters-in-law who are devastated who will miss her dearly.
With her beautiful capacity to embrace people and adventure, her circle of friends was vast, cherished and lifelong. Special thank you to the 911 responders.
A formal funeral will be held on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 11 a.m.
at Glen Oaks Funeral Home, 3164 Ninth Line (Ninth Line and Dundas St. E.), Oakville, Ontario L6H 7A8 with reception to follow.
A Celebration of Life of an incredible daughter, sister, wife, mother, Nana and Grandma, aunt, great-aunt and great-great aunt will be planned for September.
Donations to the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides or the Girl Guides of Canada would be an honour to Charlotte's memory.
DAVID SCOTT CUSACK
It is with profound sadness we announce the unexpected passing of David on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at the age of 60 years.
David, cherished firstborn son of Audrey and the late Edward Cusack. Survived by his loving wife, Christine and his beautiful Lupie. Best friend to brother, Jeffrey (predeceased) and adored big brother to Sandra (Graham).
Proud 'Best Ever' uncle to Thomas.
David had a passion for life and nothing was more important than his family and friends. A generous, gentle soul, 'The Cuze' will be forever loved and remembered by all who were blessed to know him.
Thank you to the staff at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and in particular to Dr. Lisa Chodirker for the exemplary care and support provided to David this past year.
A celebration of David's life will be held for family and friends on Thursday, July 25th from 5:00 p.m. at Originals Ale House on Bayview Avenue.
If desired, donations in memory of David may be made to the Sunnybrook Foundation or Tails From Greece Rescue (www.
canadahelps.org). Condolences and memories can be shared at http://www.humphreymiles.com.
ROBERT EDWA RD FITZHENRY
February 12, 1930 July 16, 2019 Robert Fitzhenry ("Fitz") passed away at home on July 16, 2019.
He was born on February 12, 1930 in Hamilton Ontario to Charles Fitzhenry and Margaret Reagan, older brother to Janet (deceased) and Ruth (Helmut Schiller). He was married to Patricia Turner (1931-1966) in 1955, and in 1984 to Andree Rheaume (1941-2013), and was father to Ann (Michael), Mary, Sean (Dorothy), Michael (Elizabeth) and Alyxandra (Khaman). His family grew to include seven grandchildren: Scott, James, Kelly, Zoe, Duncan, Griffin and Reagan.
Fitz graduated from McMaster University in 1954 and remained a proud alumnus for over six decades. His donations to McMaster led to the creation of The Robert E Fitzhenry Coach's Office, The Robert E. Fitzhenry Vector Laboratory, The Robert E Fitzhenry Varsity Training Room, The Robert Fitzhenry Specialized Rehabilitation and Exercise Lab, The Fitzhenry Multipurpose Studio, and the Dr. Robert and Andree Rheaume Fitzhenry Studios and Atrium. In 2009, he was awarded an honourary doctorate, of which he was extremely proud.
After graduation, Bob worked for CIL and then Monsanto, first in Montreal and subsequently in Toronto. In 1978, he and his partner, Bob Beamish, purchased the Urethane Foam Division of Monsanto and grew this into a flourishing multinational company, Woodbridge Foam.
From a single plant in Woodbridge, Ontario, the company has grown to over 8,000 employees in 54 locations in 10 countries.
A bon vivant and philanthropist, Dad enjoyed countless adventures around the world. He loved sailing, golf, fishing, hunting, music, art, fine food and wine.
He was happiest at the table, surrounded by family and friends, telling stories.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Mount Pleasant Visitation Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Road (East Gate Entrance) on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Interment and reception to follow.
If you wish, memorial donations may be made to McMaster University (givetomcmaster.ca) or the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. (http://mcmichael.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Leon Hoppel at the age of 83 at his home in Toronto after a long illness, peacefully with his beloved wife of 60 years Pat Kay by his side on July 14, 2019. He also leaves behind his sister Greta Lawrence and husband Ian, nephews Brian and Daniel Lawrence. Leon was an employee for many years of IBM Canada and Amdahl Corp.
Leon was a proud member of AA for 47 years and he would like the world to know it changed his life and made him a better person!! There will be a Celebration of Leon's life on August 6th, at 11:30 a.m. at Lambton Golf and Country Club 100 Scarlett Rd. Toronto. For those who wish, donations may be made to Charity of their choice.
Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca
Life Celebrations by
JANET SYLVIA LAND
In her 76th year, a retired high school English and History teacher, died on July 16, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario. She was the devoted daughter of the late Dr.
H. David Land and the late Sophie Gold Land of Sydney, Nova Scotia, the dear sister of Dr. Vita J.
Land (Dr. Harold Zarkowsky) of Chicago, Illinois, and of Ronald Land of Pugwash, Nova Scotia, the aunt of David L. Zarkowsky of Rochester, NY and of Sarah J.
Dillas of Riverwoods, Illinois, and the great-aunt of 6. A graveside service will be held at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park, 5822 Bathurst Street, North York, Ontario M2R 1Y6 on Friday, July 19 at 2:30 p.m.
The family would like to thank the devoted staff at Elm Grove Living Centre in Toronto who cared for Janet with compassion and skill during the last several weeks of her life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Beth Tzedec Congregation, 1700 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5P 3K3 http://www.beth-tzedec.org
DAVID HUGH MARTIN FCPA, FCGA
1932 - 2019 Died peacefully in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his family on July 17, 2019.
David is survived by his beloved and inseparable wife of 68 years, Gladys; sons, Michael, Lorne, and Paul; as well as many loving grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family. David was a loyal friend, confidante and mentor to so many and set a high standard for all to follow.
David had a distinguished career in the healthcare field including being the Director of the formerly named Ontario Crippled Children's Centre and President and CEO of Michael Garron Hospital (formerly Toronto East General Hospital), Hospital for Sick Children and the Ontario Hospital Association. Later in life his passion shifted to bird carving where he won numerous awards at national competitions.
A special thank you to all the health care professionals who cared for him at Toronto General Hospital and Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital during his 14 year battle from the complications of stomach cancer.
A memorial service will be held at a date to be confirmed.
Memorial donations may be made to the Oakville Hospital Foundation (www.
JOHN ANGUS MACNEIL
June 26, 1929 - July 6, 2019 With family by his side, John Angus MacNeil passed away peacefully in South Lyon, Michigan. John Angus was born in New Waterford, Nova Scotia to Anna Mae and John Alexander MacNeil. He attended Saint Francis Xavier University (B.Sc. '53) where he was a standout athlete, including captain of the X-Men rugby team '51-52. While at St F.X., he met his wife, fellow B.Sc.
student, Viberta Marie MacLean, from Port Hawkesbury, NS. They enjoyed 63 years of marriage and raised four children while residing in Oakville, ON, Holden, MA and Brighton, MI.
He is survived by Viberta and their four children: William (Pamela) of Byron Bay, Australia, John (Diana) of Toronto, ON, Mary Patricia Harding (Blair) of Brighton, MI. and Peter (Kerry) of Brighton, MI.; by seven grandchildren: John Michael (Berkeley CA.), James Angus (Sydney, Australia), Laura (Toronto, ON), Catherine and Carolyn Harding (Brighton), and Riley and James (Brighton); by his sister Theresa of Halifax NS, brother Robert of Barrie, ON, sister Agnes of Alliston, ON, brother Michael of Burlington, ON; and by many MacNeil, Laffin, Birmingham and MacLean nephews and nieces. His sisters, Anne and Bernadette, and his brother, Charles, predeceased him.
Though a patriotic (naturalised) American, John Angus was always proud of his Cape Breton roots and Scottish heritage. After working his way through university in the coal mines of New Waterford, John Angus entered the pharmaceutical industry and enjoyed great success throughout his career and, finally, as President of Vortech Pharmaceuticals Limited of Dearborn, MI, a company he co-founded with Viberta. A devout parishioner of St.
Patrick Catholic Church, a longtime member of Oak Pointe Country Club and a staunch supporter of the Republican Party, John Angus was happiest when entertaining friends and family with his wife, 'Bert', at their home, 'Braigh Mohr', outside Brighton, MI. He will be greatly missed by his family, Vortech employees, classmates, neighbours, business colleagues and many friends.
A Funeral Mass and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
JANICE CASEY MONAGHAN R.N., B.Sc.N., M.Sc.Ed.
Peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 after a mercifully brief illness.
Jan Casey was born in 1932 outside of Mitchell, South Dakota, the youngest of seven children.
She was predeceased by her parents Agnes and Edward Casey, her siblings Ed, Jerry, Virginia, Jack and Dennis and is survived by her sister Delores Kovarik of Denver. She leaves her husband of sixty years Ben, her daughters Maureen and Kelly, her beloved granddaughter Laura Casey Buttke, Casey's father Bob Buttke, more than fifty nieces and nephews and friends near and far.
Jan entered the R.N. program at 17 and was graduated: as a Registered Nurse from Creighton Memorial Saint Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Omaha, Nebraska; with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Creighton University in Omaha and with a Master of Science at Boston College. At the ripe old age of 24 Jan joined the nursing faculty of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
After an invitation to a party hosted by some U of M hockey players, a Canadian redhead named Ben charmed Jan into a date and then another, and they were married in 1959. The newlyweds moved to Sudbury, Ontario where Jan worked as a nursing instructor. After Mo was born and they moved to Toronto, Jan joined the University of Toronto where she worked as a professor of med-surg nursing until her retirement in 1996.
Jan loved many things - being "Shanna" to her favourite grandchild (and namesake) Casey, her American roots, good scotch, a fast wit, Dairy Queen Blizzards, making "to do" lists, her gun license, treasured friends, an organized toolbox, planting trees at the cottage and many more varied interests consistent with a modern-day renaissance woman.
Jan's laugh was loud and memorable and she loved sharing it with her family and friends. Her wonderful sense of humour and ability to laugh at life is a treasured gift that she gave to us all. Her generosity will continue long after she is gone via the bursary that she established for single parent students at Woodsworth College, U of T.
One of Jan's many memorable phrases was "GOD LOVE YA!"
There is no doubt that, after her long, blessed and generous life, God loves her.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, July 22nd at 1:00 p.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church, 24 Cheritan Avenue (1 block south of Lawrence), Toronto.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Jan Monaghan Award at Woodsworth College, University of Toronto or to a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymiles.com.
EVA MOROWICZ (Ewa)
July 17, 1924 - July 16, 2019 Holocaust survivor, born in Lodz, Poland. Died peacefully at Baycrest. Beloved wife of the late Saul Morowicz. Dear mother and mother-in-law of Hanna and Karol Goldman, and Jolanta Morowicz.
Cherished baba of Jessica and Bram Rothman, Natalie Goldman and Allan Eisen, and Pauline Girouard and Doug Leech, proud and loving great-grandmother of Oliver, Miles and Henry Rothman and Theo and Arlo Eisen. Eva's family is very grateful to the Apotex 7th Floor North staff and her devoted companions Leda and her friends. Special thanks to Dr. Rosen and Ocia Henry. A graveside service was held on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 12:00 noon in the Community Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery, 10953 Dufferin Street, Maple.
Memorial donations may be made to the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center/Holocaust, 416-864-9735 or The Baycrest Foundation, 416-785-2875.
Margaret Robertson died peacefully at home in Toronto on July 17, 2019 at the age of 81, surrounded by loving friends.
Born on December 7, 1937 in Whyteleafe, Surrey, England, Margaret immigrated to Montreal in 1958, where she worked at the Montreal office of the Cockfield Brown advertising agency. During her time in Montreal, she also became a student at Concordia University, enrolling in night courses from 1966-1976 and graduating with a BA in 1973 and an MBA in 1976.
In 1973, she joined her former colleague, Ian Roberts, as a founding member and manager of the Montreal office of Ian Roberts Communications, an advertising agency with offices in Montreal, Toronto, Saint John, and Vancouver. She moved from Montreal to the Toronto office in 1976 and retired in 1990 following the sale of the agency.
In her retirement, Margaret joined the Academy for Lifelong Learning in Toronto where she continued to be an active member for the rest of her life, making many new friends in the process, enjoying the Academy's activities and participating as a volunteer in the organization.
Margaret is survived by her brothers, John (Glenda), Neil (Vivienne) and Sandy (Clare); nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews to whom she has always been known as Aunt Margaret the Great. She will also be deeply missed by her chosen Gilderdale family and close friends in Toronto.
At Margaret's request there will be no service.
CAROLE ANNE WIGINGTON
1947 - 2019
With heavy hearts we say our goodbye to Carole, who died peacefully from recent illness.
Carole was born in Montreal and grew up in Winnipeg and Toronto.
She was a personal assistant to the well known Canadian designer Don Watt for many years. In 1978 she married her photographer husband Robert, and enthusiastically welcomed his two children Alexandra (ElAsfahani) and Oliver, and in the same year gave birth to a son, Rob.
Carole was intelligent - she had a truly encyclopedic mind and was unbeatable at Trivial Pursuit. She was generous, had a great sense of humour, and a love for Ella Fitzgerald and the great ladies of song.
After spending many years at home with her children she became manager for Robert's food photography studio, which she ran with panache. She had a wonderful knowledge of food and was a marvellous cook.
She leaves her husband Robert, children Alexandra, Oliver, and Rob, brother Dan Bolger (Christine), nephews Gordon, Chuck and Tom, grandchildren London, Gramercy and Aiko, and family in Montreal. Predeceased by sister Jo-Anne, parents Lewis and Jeanne Bolger.
A celebration of Carole's life will follow later.
In lieu of flowers, a donation would be appreciated if made to The Scarborough Hospital where Carole was lovingly cared for.
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