Wednesday, April 24, 2019
GEORGE ALBERT ALDWORTH
P.Eng July 13, 1933 - April 16 2019
George was born in Hamilton, Ontario to George and Dora, predeceased by brother, Fred (Sheila) in 2018. Beloved husband (61 years) and best friend of Meg (nee Weddell), devoted father of Geoffrey (Suzanne) and Douglas (Kate Hall). George took great delight in his grandson, Adam (Hilary); granddaughter, Brittany; and his greatgrandsons, Finnley and Linus.
George graduated in Engineering from the Royal Military College (class of '55) and the University of Toronto (class of '56). He was Vice President and chief mechanical design engineer at MacLaren Engineers Inc (1956 - 1989) and was President of Aldworth Engineering Inc. (1989-2011).
George was President of the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers (1975), a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers (1975), a Queen's Anniversary Diamond Jubilee recipient in 1977, President of the Royal Military College Club of Toronto (1993).
George was a past member of the Donalda Club and enjoyed tennis, curling, squash, horseshoes, bridge, books, travel and a good argument.
Summers at Lake St. Peter with family and friends were a highlight for over 60 years.
George was an active member of St. Paul's Anglican church, Bloor Street and served there as Peoples Warden and was involved in the Property Overview and Heritage Report. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club (Don Mills) and an Aphasia Institute volunteer.
Funeral service at St. Paul's Anglican Church, 227 Bloor St. E. on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 12 noon. Visitation from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. in St.
Paul's Chapel, reception to follow the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the St. Paul's Heritage Fund or the Aphasia Institute would be appreciated.
THOMAS HENRY BRENT
January 23, 1935 April 21, 2019 Tom Brent met each day with passion, purpose and determination, building a life, with his wife and best friend Sandra, that exceeded his wildest boyhood dreams. He left his imprint on those around him at every step along the way.
A proud graduate of Leaside High School, Tom gained his HBA from the University of Western Ontario in 1959, after earning a spot on the men's basketball team as a walk-on, beginning lasting contributions to both the Ivey Business School, as a member and Emeritus Member of its Advisory Board since 1998, and to Mustang basketball.
A true entrepreneur, Tom founded Brent Surgical Inc., building the company into a leading Canadian distributor of cardiovascular and dialysis products, with offices in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
An accomplished athlete in hockey, baseball and basketball, Tom later channeled his love of sport and competition into golf, with memberships at Rosedale Golf Club, Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country Club, and Lost Tree Club in North Palm Beach, Fla., as well as the Granite Club. As a volunteer, Tom joined the Board of Directors of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, serving as its Chair from 1995-1998. He was a member of YPO and later XPO, with his forum group becoming close and lasting friends.
Tom died peacefully at home, 18 months after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma. He is survived by Sandra; his sister, Lisa Parsons; and his children, Sharon (Steve) Miller, Michele and Bob.
He also is survived by his eight grandchildren, Andrew Miller, Stephanie (Bill) Pringle, Jeffrey Miller, Michael (Kayla), Tom (Hailey) and Victoria Panno, and Liam and Spidey Brent-Hurst, who will miss his love, guidance and support, not just as their beloved Grandpa, but as a friend.
After burial at a private family gathering, a celebration of Tom's life will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at Rosedale Golf Club. His family are grateful for the care and compassion he received from his good friends Dr.
Andy Smith and Dr. Brian Gilbert at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, together with Dr. Matthew Cheung and Alia Thawer from the Odette Cancer Centre, and Dr.Victor Cellarius of the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Odette Cancer Centre or the Sunnybrook Foundation would be appreciated.
HUGH STUART IRVINE
November 1, 1932 April 15, 2019 It is with great sadness that the family announces that Hugh Stuart Irvine has passed away after a short hospital stay. Hugh leaves his devoted wife, Morag; his much loved children, Lorraine (Mike Upton) and Alan (Maggie); and his adored grandchildren, Nicole and Kyle. Hugh also had a younger brother, Jim, who predeceased him.
Hugh had a remarkable life and was an equally remarkable man. Born in Wishaw, Scotland to Martha and Hugh Stuart, he survived going into air raid shelters when the Clyde Bank was bombed, had a serious bout with rheumatoid arthritis when he was 10 which left him with lifelong joint damage, and entered the University of Strathclyde at night to take mechanical engineering while working as a draughtsman during the day. When he graduated, he married his sweetheart Morag and they immigrated to Canada in 1957. Hugh worked for Acres Engineering, GE Canada and then moved to Ajax in 1970 to join Ontario Hydro. At Ontario Hydro, Hugh was a pioneer in the design and construction of nuclear power plants, including Pickering, Bruce and Darlington.
At the end of his career in 1992 he retired as Chief Engineer.
Throughout his career, Hugh carried himself with grace and treated all with respect. He also ran for town council in Ajax when the town was not under regional government and volunteered for other municipal groups including a citizens group who fought the building of a road along the lakeshore in Ajax in an area which is now parkland. Despite his physical limitations, he played soccer, golf and coached hockey.
He was a lifelong devotee of jazz and even learned to play a modified saxophone well enough to play in a local big band. As demonstrated by every nuclear engineer, his risk aversion resulted in the entire stock of brass screws in Ajax being used in three backyard planters. Hugh was a larger than life supporter of the Glasgow Rangers soccer team and helped run several supporters clubs both in Whitby and in Florida. Heaven forbid if any of his children wore any green clothing. He belonged to a monthly poker club.
He had two brushes with death which coloured his cheerful outlook on life. He was on the CP flight from Vancouver to Japan in 1985 that contained a bomb in its cargo that exploded in the airport when it arrived early. This was the same day as the Air India disaster.
In 2002, he fell in the backyard and stayed for 49 days ICU after being given three sets of plates in his neck. The rest of his spine was already fused with spondylitis.
He learned to walk, talk and regain some use of his hands while spending four months in Lyndhurst Rehabilitation Hospital.
Hugh figured out how to use a computer and used his electric wheelchair to take rides along the lake. He continued to spend winters in Florida until the last few years. Hugh had friends all over the world whose kind words have helped the family through his passing.
The family wishes to thank the staff at the Lakeridge Hospital in Ajax for all their skill and support.
A Celebration of Life will take place on Friday April 26 at 1pm at the Hilton Garden Inn in Ajax. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Arthritis Society or the charity of your choice.
IAN JAMIESON 1929 - 2 019 Passed away from complications from dementia Friday, April 19, 2019 with Shirley by his side.
Husband of 63 years to Shirley, father to Mhairi, Neil (Michelle) and Fiona (Ron). Pops to Sam, Anna, Brigitte, Casper, Zack, Jamie, Lexi, Lyla, Parker, and Fox.
Brother to Stanley (Margaret) and Brian (deceased).
Ian grew up in Scotland on the family farm Daltonhook, Dumfries.
He was head boy at Dumfries Academy, graduated from St.
Andrews University and was a top pilot in the RAF. He immigrated to Canada in 1954, meeting Shirley shortly after arriving in Toronto.
They were married on December 22, 1955.
Ian's career began in Toronto with AE Ames and Company, followed by a long career with Dofasco Inc.
as their Pension Fund Manager, and finally retiring many years later from his own company Lincluden Management Limited.
His influence in the investment world was profound and touched many through the years. His integrity and honesty earned him the respect of everyone he dealt with, both personally and professionally.
He loved to play sports, particularly enjoying running in the Masters events, tennis, squash and golf.
Ian and Shirley were great travelers, seeing the world together and often bringing the whole family along on their adventures. They spent many winters playing tennis at the Silver Thatch in Pompano Beach, and the last twenty years wintering in Hermanus, South Africa. But his favourite place was his farm Riverbend in Hornby, Ontario, where he could plant his trees, raise his horses and watch his family grow up.
A life well lived, and he will be missed by all he met along the way. We are grateful he no longer has to struggle through a terrible disease, and we know he is at peace and watching over us.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the memorial Scholarship Fund established in memory of Ian's grandson Jamie (deceased January 22, 2019) (http://www.campwenonah.
com) or Hospice Wellington (http://www.hospicewellington.org) is welcome.
"Some hae meat, and canna eat, And some wad eat that want it, But we hae meat, and we can eat, And sae the Lord be thankit" Robbie Burns No family occasion was complete without Dad's grace.
On Friday, April 19, 2019 at his home. Bill Krehm beloved husband of the late Gladys Krehm.
Loving father and father-in-law of Adam Krehm and Shelley LupuKrehm, and Jonathan Krehm and Dawn Davis. Dear brother of the late Ida Krehm-Pick. Devoted grandfather of Madelaine Krehm and John McDonnell, Emily Krehm and Ross Fitzgerald, Rachel Krehm and Evan Mitchell, and the late Elizabeth Krehm.
Service was held at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Friends invited back to 27 North Sherbourne Street, Apt. 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
IVY JOY McGRATH
In Loving Memory Ivy Joy McGrath passed away peacefully in her 86th year on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga after a long battle with Alzheimer's.
Joy was born in Toronto on October 21,1933 to William and Ivy Perry. Her older brother Bill Perry predeceased her. She is survived by her ex-husband, Malcolm McGrath; her children, Anne (Paul), Malcolm Jr. (Barbara), Michael (Pam), and Amy (Ruth); her grandchildren, Amy (Andrew) and Sarah Levine, Meghan, Hailey, Jake, Helen, and Oscar McGrath; and her great-granddaughter, Alexandra Johnston.
Joy graduated from Victoria College at the University of Toronto with a B.A. in 1954 and became an elementary school teacher. She married in October of that year. Joy brought many of the talents and musical gifts that she had used as a teacher to raising her children. Later in life she returned to Osgoode Hall Law School in 1970 and was called to the Bar in 1977. Joy practised family law for many years until joining the Workers' Compensation Board Appeals Tribunal, for which she travelled throughout Ontario and wrote many well regarded judgements on issues of injury and compensation until the age of 71.
Joy enjoyed many rewarding hobbies, such as oil painting, playing the piano, and singing in choirs. She loved spending time at her family cottage on Sand Lake and organizing parties for her many friends and extended family. Joy also had an amazing flair for renovating and decorating houses. She took a great interest in politics and current events, and read the newspaper from cover to cover every morning.
Joy demonstrated an amazing warmth and positivity that touched many people.
The family wishes to invite all of Joy's friends and others whose lives she touched to celebrate her life with us at The Waterside Inn at 15 Stavebank Road South in Mississauga from 1:00 p.m.
to 4:00 p.m. (formalities at 2 pm) on Saturday, May 4, 2019.
In place of flowers, we request that donations be made in her memory to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.
RO BERT DURWARD MIDGLEY (Bob)
Peacefully, on April 4, 2019, in his 75th year following a 40 year battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
Beloved husband of Judith for 43 years. Predeceased by wonderful parents, Robert and Ethel Midgley of Paris, Ontario and sister, Jane Midgley. Survived by sister, Ellen (David) Taylor and dear aunt, Mae (Helena) Midgley.
Growing up in Paris, Ontario, Bob was a graduate of Western University and Osgoode Hall Law School. Following his graduation in 1968, Bob worked as a partner with good friend Murray Tarrison in the Paris law firm of Tarrison and Midgley.
In 1973, Bob began a rewarding career as General Counsel with the Ontario Jockey Club and later as Vice President and General Counsel. Bob and Judy shared many memories of great horseracing and the wonderful friends and colleagues associated with the racing industry.
Bob faced the health challenges throughout his life with bravery and such an admirable positive attitude. His friends and loved ones will remember him for his kindness, his graciousness, his wonderful sense of humour and quick wit.
Sincere thanks to the staff at The Village of Humber Heights for their kind and compassionate care.
A memorial service will be held on April 30th at 11:00 a.m. at Royal York Road, United Church, 851 Royal York Rd., Toronto, followed by a reception at our home.
Interment to take place at a later date in the Paris Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Toronto Wildlife Centre or the Salvation Army, would be greatly appreciated.
BOB MUNNINGS It is with sadness and yet deep joy that we announce the passing of Bob Munnings born June 6, 1923 in Toronto and departing to join his Saviour Jesus Christ on Friday, April 19, 2019. Bob leaves Anne, his lovely wife of 76 years.
From their union resulted 3 children, 11 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
His life was characterized by a strong devotion to the gospel of Jesus Christ and affiliation with other Christians. He offered strong support to many missions throughout his life, in particular, the Shantymen Christian Association and the Yonge Street Mission. The family business of Industrial Safety Equipment Company (ISECO) prospered under his guidance. As a youth, he enjoyed athletics and had a true love of the great outdoors.
He was the youngest commander of a ship in World War II, sailing through the Arctic to protect convoys to Russia. He is fondly remembered by those he encountered.
Private interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Woodbridge. The family will receive friends at 6:00 p.m., prior to a Celebration of Life service at Hope Bible Church, 500 Great Lakes Boulevard, Oakville on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., followed by a reception. In Bob's memory, donations to Yonge Street Mission or to SCA International (formerly, Shantymen's Christian Association) would be appreciated.
JANET JEAN REEDER (nee Jobst) Peacefully on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Kipling Acres Long Term Care at the age of 74. Beloved wife of Darrell. Loving mother of Julanne Steele Clyde (Andrew) and John Steele (Joanna).
Cherished grandmother of Mikaela, Nicole, Isabella, Capella and Tessa. Lovingly remembered by her niece Cindy Walsh and her son Ben. She will be greatly missed by all her extended family and friends.
Janet was a kind and friendly individual, who thoroughly enjoyed her time with her family.
Her welcoming nature made her excel in Human Resources (Barrie Sears), and later, the owneroperated of the Joseph Lawrence House Bed and Breakfast in Collingwood. Janet loved baking and tending her garden, and is the past President of the Collingwood Gardening Club.
As per Janet's wishes, cremation has taken place. Celebration of life to take place on Sunday, April 28th from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Baby Point Club, 71 Baby Point Road, Toronto. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario.
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1935 - 2019
It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Lane VanGeest, during the early morning hours of April 20, 2019. Sixty-two years of shared interests, learning and adventures defined his marriage to Sya VanGeest. He was the proud and loving father of their children, Pearl, Cathy and Deborah-Lee and the adoring grandfather of Alison Mikelsons, Jacob Young, Aidan Young and Ieva VanGeest Mikelsons.
Born in 1935, he was the devoted eldest child in a family of ten children who immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands in 1951. He worked for Beaver Lumber from age sixteen to fortyseven, starting in the mailroom and retiring as President.
A principled, fair and quietly generous man, he enlivened the regular conversations he had with family and friends with his subtle sense of humour. Curious and passionate about so many things: reading, current events, politics, social justice, dialogue, history, philosophy and religion - and the CBC, bridge, his morning Sudoku and highly competitive Scrabble games with his brother and his late mother; Lane especially loved travel, pipe organ and choral music, often combining them in voyages taken with Sya to places all over the world.
He will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be held at WallCustance Funeral Home & Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph on Monday, April 29, 2019, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Service will be held Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 11 a.m. at Dublin Street United Church.
68 Suffolk St. W., Guelph.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Dublin Street United Church Benevolent Fund, Guelph Chamber Choir or Heart and Stroke Foundation.
November 1, 1947 April 9, 2019 Ian was a true original Torontonian. From nursery at Branksome Hall to Brown School, to UCC prep to boarding at Ridley College. As a youth, Ian was an active sailing member at the RCYC and notable snooker champ at the BNR and Granite Club.
He enjoyed archetypal summers as a passionate Hurontario camper, and loved to chat of his first summer mining job in Chibougamou. After years travelling in Europe and studying at the Sorbonne in Paris, Ian began to ground himself in his 2 greatest life loves: Northern Ontario and Family. Upon graduating from the Hailebury School of Mines, he became a bright and enthusiastic prospector in the staking of the original Hemlo Gold Rush. Ian's love for the North never waned. He settled in Muskoka and began to raise a family, choosing a new lifestyle so he could always be there as his kids grew. He successfully built an impressive career in Muskoka Real Estate alongside his cherished Sandy Waldie.
Ian leaves a legacy of great, sincere friendships spanning back over 60 years that includes treasured old friends of his Ridley College boarding days. Ian's genuine, pure spirit lives on in his greatest loves: his four children, Robert John Waldie (Alberta), Sean Kemp Waldie (Toronto), Samantha Jane Waldie/Don (Muskoka), Stephanie Joscelyn Leman Waldie (Toronto); his two grandchildren, Hayden and Charlotte Louise; and his long-time love and best friend, Sandy, along with his junior chess and pool partner, his beloved Johnny, and his dear forever extra daughter, Marnie.
Family and close friends were Ian's raison d'être and he showed his family the importance of being faithful to that which you value in life. Ian was generous and selfless and a true free spirit.
We will miss him forever, and we are eternally grateful to him that his fine essence will live within each of us as a guiding light of strength, beauty, brilliance and wisdom. Thank you "Waldo" for the time you gave us.
You are always in our hearts.
There will be a Celebration of Life at Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St., Toronto on Friday, April 26th at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Muskoka Conservancy or Mining Matters.