Monday, February 5, 2018
On Friday, February 2, 2018 at home with her family.
Beloved wife of the late Fred Austin. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Shawn Austin and Lianne Singer, and Lesley and Sheldon Clark. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Norman and Anita Cohen. Devoted daughter of the late Ben and Esther Cohen. Carol will be fondly remembered by her many close friends and Temple Har Zion sisters.
She was an avid traveller, sports fan, cook, and lover of music and the arts. She loved a great conversation, especially about politics, literature, and world affairs. Her passion for life was undimmed by adversity and loss, and will inspire all those who knew and loved her.
At Temple Har Zion, 7360 Bayview Avenue, Thornhill (north of Steeles) for service on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Interment Temple Har Zion Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 86 Belmont Street, Toronto.
Donations in Carol's memory may be made to the Temple Har Zion Sisterhood Fund, 905-889-2252.
PETER DAVID BALLANTYNE
We are very sad to let everyone know that Peter died on February 2, 2018. His death, although expected, leaves us all with a huge hole in our lives -- one that friends and family will understand and help to fill in the years ahead.
Peter is survived by his wife, Margot Howard; and their two children, Jake and Annie; and Peter's sister and brothers and their families, Susan Ballantyne and Ken Bird and son, Sam Ballantyne; James and Vicky Ballantyne and their sons, Will, Hamish and Finley and Jeff; and Trish Ballantyne and their daughter, Rose, and son, Lucas Davies. Margot's family, Nancy, Gillian, Peter and Leslie, Ian and Robin and their sons, Chris, Daniel, and daughter, Rachael, will always miss him. Peter's parents, Ann Ballantyne (nee Gerow) and David Ballantyne, passed away many years ago.
Peter was born on June 3, 1956 in Fredericton, New Brunswick and, while Toronto became home during law school, New Brunswick and the family cottage at Robertson Point continued to be a very special place for Peter, Margot, Jake and Annie.
Peter graduated from Ridley College in 1975, the Ivey Business School in 1979, and University of Toronto's Law School in 1983 after a summer as Frank Iacobucci's student in 1982, or as Frank is delighted to remember, the summer Italy won the World Cup.
Later, Frank was to marry Peter and Margot in a family ceremony in their backyard. Something greatly appreciated by Peter who had a gift for maintaining friendships throughout his life.
The family truly appreciates the care and support that they have received from their friends and family over the years - the connections run deep.
Following graduation from law school, Peter began his career in 1983 at Torys LLP, a firm that became his professional home for life. He has described Torys as a remarkable place to practice with his colleagues and friends at Torys giving him huge support throughout the course of his illness. Peter became a partner in 1991 and really believed that there is no better partnership. Peter was one of the first (if not the first) lawyer in Canada to focus on the private equity funds formation space, a step he at one point feared might be too specialized but which proved, through great colleagues and amazing clients, to be an area that continues to thrive.
Peter's diagnosis of cancer came in 2006 and both he and Margot want to recognize the extraordinary care he received from his entire care team throughout the next 11 years at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Toronto General Hospital. Drs. Neil Fleshner, Gary Rodin, Pauline Pariser and Denny DePetrillo were with Peter and Margot throughout.
He would also like to recognize the whole chemotherapy and radiation therapy teams at Princess Margaret as well as the Toronto General Emergency Department.
Peter viewed the 11 years from diagnosis to now as a time to live life to the fullest and spend as much time with his family as he could. This wouldn't have been possible without the medical care that he received.
The palliative team, led by Dr. Breffni Hannon, made sure that Peter was able to live the last year of his life with as little pain as possible and to do most things he wished to do. There really aren't words to express how much we appreciate the palliative care we received and how they have made the unbearable bearable.
Peter also wanted to acknowledge the transfusion team at Princess Margaret and the blood donors who took the time to give the gift of life and made it possible for him to live a high quality and engaged life in his final year. It was important to Peter and to Margot that he was able to take Jake to university for first year and be there to make sure that Annie had someone at the finish line of most of her races and to support her many accomplishments at school.
No person could be a prouder Dad than Peter of his two kids.
A service of remembrance will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Rosedale United Church with a reception to follow at the church. An online guestbook is available at http://www.etouch.ca.
Peter has asked that if you wish to make a donation in his memory he would greatly appreciate support for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre or the Emergency Department at Toronto General Hospital. He would also hope that you consider becoming a blood donor to the Canadian Blood Services.
OLGA BURMAN 1919-2018
Died peacefully in her sleep during the early morning of January 31, 2018 in Toronto Ontario.
Predeceased by her husband, Eric Burman and survived by her daughters, Suzanne (Chris) and Michele (Steve).
Also survived by nieces and nephews, Elizabeth (predeceased by Chuck), Robert (Lyndell) and Kathleen (Pierre).
Many thanks to the staff at Belmont House especially Gail Walker who always treated her with respect and care.
Special thanks to her devoted caregivers, Sheila, Carmen and Olga.
A memorial service will be held at a future date in Montreal.
JULIA ELIZABETH CAMERON (nee Beatty)
Died in her home on her own terms, February 1, 2018 in Peterborough, Ontario, she lived with Kidney Disease. She was 80.
Julia was born in Toronto on February 6, 1937 to Elizabeth (Betty) Breymann Beatty (nee Smith) and William Lee Beatty.
She grew up in Toronto, attending Brown Public School and North Toronto Collegiate. She spent all her summers as a child and as an adult on her beloved Stony Lake. She married a Stony Laker and her life partner Donald in 1957.
After a move to Peterborough, Julia discovered her tremendous skills at Real Estate. She was able to combine her loves, Stony Lake and Real Estate, and was very successful selling and listing on the lake from her cottage 'Greyrocks' for over 20 years. She loved her career in-a-boat, and was often heard to say "You've got to know where the rocks aren't!!"
Getting her hands into the black earth of her garden, travelling with her husband, Donald, as well as deeply instilling love of travel and exploration with both her granddaughters were everyday activities for Julia. She was creative in everything she did and in her retirement took to oil painting and graphite drawing with great passion.
Julia is survived by her daughter, Breymann; and son-in-law, Mark Russell; granddaughters, Celine and Sally Russell; kid sister, Angela McCumber (nee Beatty); brother-in-law, David McCumber; twin brother, Sandy Beatty; sisterin-law, Margaret Beatty (nee Stewart); cousin, David Dodge (Chris); and nieces and nephews, Alex (Joanna), Jennifer (Tim), Susan and Jamie McKay (Cindy).
She was predeceased by her husband, Donald John Vansittart Cameron; and her son, Michael Livingstone Cameron.
Before Julia's passing, a request was made for those who wished to send her tulips. The response was overwhelming! Both Julia and the family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the many who contributed. A friend described it as "our plan to catapult Julia into an early spring," and it really worked!! Julia and her family would like to thank the multitude of caregivers and doctors who have been so supportive on her journey.
There will be a celebration of life for Julia at her home in East City on Sunday, February 11 at 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, Julia requested donation to the Canadian Kidney Foundation or Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Online condolences may be expressed http://www.highlandparkfuneralcentre.com.
WILLIAM JAMES DESLAURIERS
Peacefully, with family, on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Sunnybrook Hospital, age 89.
Bill grew up in North Toronto and studied at the University of Toronto where he obtained both his undergraduate and his law degrees.
It was there he met Doreen, to whom he was a wonderful husband until her passing in 2005.
Bill was the Gold Medalist in his graduating year at U of T Law School, and joined the practice of John S.D. Tory in 1954. In 1963, Bill joined forces with his U of T classmates John and Jim Tory, and Art Binnington, to found Tory, Tory, DesLauriers & Binnington. Subsequently renamed Torys LLP, the firm grew to become one of Canada's largest and preeminent law firms.
In the early part of his career, Bill was a busy corporate lawyer with a practice that focused on securities and mergers and acquisitions.
He found his true calling as an international tax lawyer, travelling extensively in support of his clients. He became a trusted adviser to the Thomson family and The Thomson Corporation with their extensive business holdings around the world.
Bill loved the law and he loved his clients, many of whom were or became his close friends. He particularly enjoyed collaborating with colleagues in solving the most complex legal problems.
In more recent years, Bill continued his work as senior counsel at the firm performing pro bono work and serving on the boards of a number of charities or institutions, including St. Michael's College, Henry Carr Farms St. Lucia Missions and the Mediaeval Studies Foundation.
Bill was a dedicated family man, and he was happiest spending time with his five children and seven grandchildren. A gentleman farmer, he loved working and entertaining at his farm north of Toronto near the Hockley Valley and, more recently, angling and playing cards with family and friends at the family fishing camp in Sioux Lookout, Ontario.
Bill leaves behind his children, Mark (Wendy), Rick (Deb), David (Nicolas), Cathy (David Merry) and Jamie; his seven grandchildren, Jay and Matt; Alexander and Danielle; and Adam, Brian and Michael; and his loving sisterin-law, Beverley. He was predeceased by his two brothers, Gerry and David.
Visitation will be held at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, on Wednesday, February 7, 4:00-7:00 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be held in Blessed Sacrament Church, 24 Cheritan Avenue, on Thursday, February 8, at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow the mass with details to be provided.
The family would like to thank Dr. Sheldon and the wonderful staff at Sunnybrook Hospital, including Dr. Ko. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Odette Cancer Centre - Sunnybrook Hospital or a Catholic charity of your choice.
MARY KEENAN (nee BRENNAN) May 22, 1925 January 28, 2018
Born in St. John New Brunswick, Mary was an intrepid selfstarter who ran away from the orphanage at age 13. An eternal optimist, who always brought out the best in others. A natural beauty who dressed in style.
Mary will be remembered for her irresistible charm, joie de vivre, contemporary attitude, equanimity, and her dynamic personality. She was a sungoddess till the very last. She worked as a highly progressive office manager for the National Hockey League (NHL) in Officiating and later Central Scouting. She took great pride in the publication of her creative memoir, 'Molly: Child Number 583'.
She leaves her adoring children, Mary Corey (Paul), Frank Keenan (Donna), Patrick Keenan, and Molly Malone (Michael); grandchildren, Julie (Tim), Tom (Marty), Brennan (Christine), Katie (Josh), Marion (Grayson) and Jack; and great-grandchildren, Genny, Liam, Nicholas, Fiona, Bella and Fergus. Her devoted partner, WWII navy veteran, Jim Hull.
Loved daughter-in-law, Sharon.
Her loving brother, Larry O'Toole in Alabama. Long found Brennan cousins in Ireland and England are mourning her loss. Predeceased by her granddaughter, Jennifer Marie Corey; and by her former husband, Frank Keenan.
As she has always declared, her legacy is her family. We will keep her forever in our hearts and she will continue to dazzle us from beyond.
The family gathered privately for an Irish wake to pay tribute to this marvelous woman. Cremation will take place with interment at Park Lawn Cemetery. A celebration of life is planned for the Spring.
Donations in Mary's memory may be made to the International Festival of Authors (IFOA), with a focus on supporting fledgling Irish-Canadian writers, by calling or emailing Madeline McCaffrey (416-973-4147 or email@example.com).
LUCIANA ELISABETTA LARNER (neé Urettini) March 8, 1926 - February 2, 2018
Peacefully at home, surrounded by family.
Coming of age in war torn Treviso, Italy, Luciana, met her husband Lt. Gordon Larner. They married in 1948 in Birmingham, England, where their first child Anthony was born. The family immigrated to Toronto in 1951, and soon expanded to include Erika, Moira and Steven. As well as being a full-time mother, Luciana enjoyed a lengthy career as an Executive Secretary at Douglas Aircraft/ McDonnell Douglas.
Luciana will be remembered by many for her fabulous sense of style, and her exceptionally creative nature. Her many talents included knitting, sewing, cooking, reading in several languages and gardening.
Luciana was predeceased by her beloved husband of 60 years, Gordon. Loving mother to Tony and his wife, Barbara, Erika, Moira Sauvé and her husband, Brad, and Steven. Wonderful Nana to Jamie Larner and his wife, Ming, Jennifer Patterson and her husband, Mark, Patrick Larner-Corbett, Erin, Nick and Dana Sauvé, and greatgrandmother to Audrey Larner.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Turner & Porter Peel Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy. 10, N. of QEW), on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m., with the Eulogy at 7:00 p.m.
Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca
FRANCES BARBARA JEAN LYONS
82 Years, Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Extendicare York, Sudbury.
Beloved daughter of George Hamilton and Anne Barbara (Crilly) Lyons, predeceased.
Loving godmother to Mark (Sylvia) Galbraith, Catherine (Hans) Buhrmester, Linda (David) Kearney, Susan Lane, Jennifer (Bob) Panek, and Christine Leblanc.
Sadly missed by many cousins and good friends.
Special thanks for the care of Frances to the staff at Extendicare York. Frances was a dedicated and inspiring educator for many years in Toronto, Ottawa, Kitchener and Gatineau, Quebec.
Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury (Friends may call after 11:30 a.m. Thursday, February 8, 2018) Funeral Service in the R.J. Barnard Chapel, Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 1 p.m. Interment in the family plot at Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated.
HATTIE LEE MILNE 1933-2018
Hattie passed away peacefully at Trillium Hospital, Mississauga, Ontario, on Friday, February 2, 2018, after a brief illness.
Hattie Lee Cunningham, Peters, Shea, Milne was a force of nature.
Born and raised in Paris, Texas, daughter of a Methodist circuit minister, Hattie graced this world as a trail-blazing, establishment challenging, advocate of justness, fairness, equality and tolerance.
Hattie will be greatly missed by her daughter, Kathleen, and husband, Kirk; son, David, and wife, Kammy; stepdaughter, Catherine, and husband, Stephen; stepson, Doug, and wife, Janice. Hattie was the proud grandmother of David Michael, Steven, PJ; step-grandmother of MacGregor, Reaghan, Sarah; great-grandmother of Luke, Abigail, Blake and Riley. Hattie was predeceased by loving husband, Donald Milne; her parents, Hubert Thompson and Erma Lee Cunningham; and brother, Joseph Clifton Cunningham.
Hattie left home at 16 to pursue her nursing career. Hattie would tell you that it was in nursing school that she acquired one of her most significant principals: the absolute majesty of the human being - mind, body and soul. Hattie's profound respect guided her into a fruitful teaching career. Hattie earned her RN at the University of Texas at Galveston and her Masters at the University of Texas at Austin.
She was published many times and parts of her Master's thesis grace clinical surgical university textbooks. Hattie was passionate about responsible health care and advocated for Orem's self-care nursing deficit theory.
Hattie was tenured at three Canadian universities: University of Western Ontario, London, Dalhousie University, Halifax and University of Toronto, Toronto.
A highlight of her career was when she found herself teaching with a former student (from UWO) at U of T.
Moving to Canada in 1970 and becoming a Canadian citizen on December 10, 1975 was a highlight of her life. Though she gave her heart to the red maple leaf, Hattie's drawl remained southern.
Hattie believed that cherishing life, love, respect, honour and trust is the path to a rewarding, successful life. A matter-of-fact optimist Hattie's belief that any one of us makes the best possible decision at any given time given a set of circumstances was reflected in her tolerance and empathy.
The family would like to thank Trillium Hospital. Doctors, nurses and staff, particularly Dr. Kwan, Dr. Chopra, Dr. Fenty, Ann, Karen, Tiffany, Laura, Deepa, Kathleen, Wanda and Srdjian for their kind, respectful and gentle care.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Turner & Porter Peel Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy. 10, N. of QEW), on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 3 p.m. with visitation at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully received by the Canadian Lung Association.
JOAN DUVERNET PRINGLE (nee Machell)
Passed away peacefully on February 1, 2018 in her 88th year. Joan was the beloved wife of Geoffrey Pringle, with whom she celebrated 60 years of marriage in 2016; and mother to Leslie (Don Wright), Gill (Geoffrey Hendrie), Eric (Linda Johns) and Ian (Phuntsok Wangdi). Known to her eight grandchildren as the (Busy) Bee, she will be deeply missed by Jamie, Jesse and Ali Wright, Emma and Chloe Hendrie, Schuyler and Liam Pringle, and Taiyo Lunny; along with Joan's twelve nieces and nephews and their families. Joan is survived by her sister-in-law, Phyllis Pringle; and was predeceased by her sisters, Sydney Woollcombe, Ebie Dunbar and Margaret Machell; and her brother, Murray Snively.
Joan lived an active and rewarding life filled with family and friends, Grace Church on-the-Hill, the arts, the outdoors, and many volunteer efforts.
An alumna of St. Clements School, she went on to graduate from Trinity College, University of Toronto. Joan was employed by Dominion Securities until her marriage. Joan was a volunteer driver with the Red Cross and will be remembered for driving an ambulance during Hurricane Hazel.
Joan was a longtime member of the Cariboo Group at Grace Church on-the-Hill, which also kindled her passion for the arts, in particular quilting and liturgical textiles. Joan is the co-author of Art of the Spirit: Contemporary Canadian Fabric Art and was co-curator of exhibitions at Grace Church and St. James Cathedral.
Joan's compassion and strong sense of community service saw her active in the Junior Committee of the AGO and the Junior League and as a volunteer English-as-a-Second-Language teacher. Joan volunteered for Moorelands and for many years at the Churches on-the-Hill Foodbank.
Joan had many lifelong friends, some from her school days and many from Grace Church with whom she enjoyed skiing, golfing, swimming and bridge.
Joan was devoted to her large family, especially her husband and four children. She and her sister Sydney spent dozens of summers at neighboring cottages in Muskoka with their husbands, children and grandchildren.
Joan's family is deeply grateful for the exceptional care and friendship that Joan and her family received from the wonderful staff at Belmont House, including the nurses, caregivers, activity, kitchen and other staff.
A funeral service and celebration of Joan's life will be held at Grace Church on-the-Hill (300 Lonsdale Rd, Toronto), Friday, February 9 at 11 a.m. to be followed by a reception in the parish hall. A visitation with Joan's family will be held on Thursday, February 8, 5-8 p.m. at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home (159 Eglinton Ave. W.).
PETER WILTON MORSE
We are very sad to announce that Peter passed away peacefully, at home, surrounded by his family on February 1, 2018, at the age of 84.
He was born in Port Hope on June 20, 1933 to Eric and Tena Morse. Peter is survived by his wife, Daphne of 56 years; his son, Craig (Lori); daughter, Deborah; grandsons, Braydon, Tanner and Morgan; and sister, Wendy (Don).
Peter loved his work with Industry Canada, for which he worked in excess of 28 years. His love of tennis, golf, music and family were a large part of his life. He will be remembered for his kindness, generosity, and gentle soul, and will be missed dearly.
The family will receive friends on Friday, February 9th from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 10th at 2:00 p.m. Both events with be held at Capital Funeral Home and Cemetery, 3700 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, 613-692-1211.
MARY BALFOUR RICHARDSON "Granny Fox" (nee Campbell)
Our beautiful Mom passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, in her 88th year. Born February 7, 1930, she was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Bradley; and her parents, Senator G. Peter Campbell and Mary Campbell (nee Garrow). Mom was the heart of our family and will be so missed by all of us - Campbell (Debbie Crossman), Elinor, Stephen, Louise (Doug Wilkins) and Jason (Emily Rogers). Granny Fox loved, and was much loved by her five grandchildren, Harry, Savannah, Christina, Maxwell, and Kieran.
She will be missed by her sister, Joyce Morden (John); brother, Peter Campbell (Cathy); her sister-in-law, Elizabeth Whealy; and their families.
Mom was born in Toronto and was educated at the Bishop Strachan School and the University of Toronto. She loved spending summers at Pointe au Baril, sailing, swimming, picnicking and feeling the warmth of the rocks on her bare feet. Winter weekends on the slopes of Blue Mountain were a treasured family time. Mom will be remembered as the consummate mom and the tireless supporter of family and friends. She was involved in many fundraising activities over the years for those groups for which she felt an affinity. Closest to her heart was L'Arche, where she was on the board for many years.
She loved life and had the innate ability to put a smile on your face no matter what. Her signature send-off "have a happy day"will resonate in our hearts.
A celebration of her life will be held in St. Leonard's Church, 25 Wanless Avenue, on Tuesday, February 6th at 2:00 p.m. A reception will follow at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations to L'Arche Toronto would be greatly appreciated.
Michael Selfe passed away peacefully on February 2, 2018 at the age of 78 with his loving family by his side. He leaves his wife of 54 years, Janet, who he loved immensely; and his three boys, Neil (Chrisula), Daren (Nicole) and Gareth (Anna).
Fondly remembered Grandad to Michael, Eric, Nicole, Natalie, Caroline, Julia, Jamie and Devon.
He is also survived by his sisters, Sheila (Bob) and Pat; and brother-in-law, Kenneth (Jean); and their families, who he recently visited in England.
Predeceased by his parents, Basil and Alice; and his siblings, Roy, Barbara and David.
Michael was born in Bury St. Edmunds, England where he met and married Janet. In 1976 he immigrated to Canada, settling in Newmarket, Ontario. He loved being with his close family and friends in Canada and also in England, where he maintained a home. Michael enjoyed cottage life and travelling and was always proud to call Canada his home.
He was immensely proud of his boys and they of him.
Michael never missed his boys' soccer or hockey games. He was their backbone, always offering words of encouragement and advice at exactly the right time. He was a man of few words but what he said was impactful.
We will continue to do our best to honour his legacy of family first, kindness and integrity. He was much loved and will be missed.
Visitation at St. Paul's Anglican Church in Newmarket on Tuesday February 6, 2018 from 10:00 a.m., immediately followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. and a reception at the Taylor Funeral Home in Newmarket. Memorial donations in Michael's name to the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital would be appreciated. Cremation and private interment to follow at a later date.
WESLEY STRACHAN TERRYBERRY
Passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health in Sarnia on Friday, February 2, 2018. Born July 29, 1941 in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Beloved husband, proud father and grandfather. Survived by his wife, Anna; son, Daniel, and his wife, Laura, and grandson, Spencer; son, Edward, and his wife, Kim, and grandson, Steven.
His successful professional career began in engineering for Westinghouse, and TPR (Thompson products), followed by Human Resources at CIL, Polysar (Sarnia and Europe), Mitel and retiring as Vice President of Human Resources, Spar Aerospace.
He enjoyed and excelled at many hobbies through his life and into retirement; painting, woodworking, stained glass, photography and adventure travelling.
Sympathy may be expressed through a donation to Bluewater Health Sarnia or London Health Science Hospitals.
Messages of condolence may be sent to http://www.lifetransitions.ca