Monday, September 16, 2019
JOHN D. FOSS
Passed away peacefully in hospital on Wednesday September 11, 2019 in his 80th year. Survived by his brother Roy Foss (Inge), children John (Rachel) and Sarah, and their mother Helen. Predeceased by his sister Linda. Devoted "Papa" to Addison and John James "JJ", Adrianna and Nathan. Always a dapper dresser, John was the quintessential "car guy", a passionate people person, and a Cadillac man to the end.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.Visitation at R.S. Kane Funeral Home, Wednesday, September 18th from 6-8 p.m., 6150 Yonge Street, Toronto. Mass will be celebrated Thursday, September 19th, 1 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church (Yonge Street south of Lawrence). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
MALCOLM MURRAY "Mack"
Mack left us on September 14, 2019 as he said "honoured by the love that surrounds me".
Mack was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the third of four sons born to Liliane and Murdo Murray. He graduated from Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute in 1945 and he married the love of his life, Doreen, in 1952.
Together they raised four children, Lisa de Wilde (Jim), Keith Murray (Rhonda), Alix Box (Tom), and Jennifer Murray (Andrew Ross). Seven grandchildren gave "Mackie" endless delight: Margaux, Daniel, Lauren, Sean, Rachel, Luke and Jack. He rejoiced in his two great-granddaughters, Avery and Layla.
Mack spent his working life with Canadian General Electric (later CAMCO). He considered himself very fortunate to have had many different opportunities with CGE; in 1966 Mack and Doreen moved their young family from Winnipeg to Montreal, and then to London, Toronto, Montreal and finally to Oakville, Ontario in 1976. It wasn't easy to leave Winnipeg with four young children, saying goodbye to family and friends, but they both desired the best opportunities for their children and for Mack, everything was about his family.
Mack personified decency and kindness. One of his proudest accomplishments was to serve on the Organizing Committee for the Pan-Am Games in Winnipeg in 1967 for which he was recognized for his community service by the City of Winnipeg. He believed in what the Games meant for his city and his country. He was a proud Canadian who watched the CFL and never the NFL. He was an avid reader and followed current events and politics, consuming newspapers and headline news in enormous quantities.
Mack loved the Winnipeg Jets and enjoyed watching the Blue Jays and the Leafs with Doreen. He was passionate about amateur sport, and the values it instills in young people. He coached track and field and basketball as a young man in Winnipeg and volunteered with hockey and little league baseball in Oakville for many years after he retired. He was recognized with the Community Spirit Award for Sport Development in Oakville in 2004.
Mack loved to sing: earlier this month he was teaching Avery how to sing "You are my Sunshine", singing along with her. Mack was an active member of "The Entertainers", the Oakville chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society; he revelled in the weekly practices and the annual concert, writing the last cheque for his annual dues at the beginning of August.
We are grateful for the kindness and support of Dr. Healey and the nursing team at The Del Manor, Oakville, especially Claudia, Teresa, Arlina, Paula May and Derek and the other care staff who supported him, Mirabelle, Arlene, Andrea, Christie and Rose and the nurses, Jennyfer and Alex on 5C of the Oakville Hospital.
A service to celebrate Mack's life will be held on September 19th at 3:00 p.m. at Glen Abbey Golf Club, 1333 Dorval Drive, Oakville. Canadian Open Room (Parking Lot D).
Please arrive between 2 and 2:30 p.m.
NANCY TANIS ROBINSON (née Lash)
Peacefully on Friday, September 13, 2019 at the age of 75. Dear wife of Ian Robinson. Beloved mother of Tanis (Jonathon Feasby), Seanna (Dan Michaluk) and Airlie (Kevin McCann). Loving grandmother to Mack and Calvin Feasby, Hugo and Penny Robinson, and West and Nora Mae McCann. Sister of Timothy Lash and the late Marietta (aka Mouse) Lash; aunt of Zeb Reid (Becky).
Lover of all things Muskoka.
Touched the lives of so many with her charisma, warmth, generosity, fun and ability to light up the room. A Memorial Service will be held at Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. on Thursday, September 19th at 1:00 p.m.
with a reception to follow. In memoriam, donations to CAMH would be appreciated by her family.
MYKHAILO ROMACH "Michael"
1925 - 2019 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mykhailo Romach on September 13, 2019, in Toronto, at the age of 94. Dear husband of Olha, and father of Myroslava (Edward), cherished grandfather of Kateryna (Andrew), Anna (Andriy), Alexandra (Ryan) and treasured great-grandfather of Zakhar.
Michael was born on January 18, 1925 in the village of Luchyntsi, Ukraine. He completed his first year of medical school at Lviv University in 1944 but was unable to conclude his studies because of the war. He married Olha Isak in England in 1951 and they immigrated to Canada that year. They had one daughter. He completed a Bachelor of Arts with distinction (College Gold Medal) and a Master of Arts degree in Chemistry at the University of Toronto. He worked as Head of the pharmaceutical laboratory in the Health Protection Branch, Government of Canada for over 30 years. During his entire life in Canada, he was a committed activist and volunteer in the Ukrainian-Canadian community.
His leadership skills were valued as President of the Ukrainian National Federation, first in the Toronto Branch and later at the National Office. For many years he was also a widely respected member of the executive of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, a member of the Board of the Ukrainian Credit Union, a member of the Board of the New Pathway newspaper and President of the Olzhych Foundation. He received numerous awards for these community and humanitarian activities. He will be remembered by all who knew and worked with him for his quiet dedication, hard work and honourable nature.
Visitation will be held at Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette Street, Toronto from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday September 17, 2019 with a Panakhyda at 7:30 p.m. Funeral mass will be at the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Holy Protection of the Mother of God, 30 Leeds St. (Ossington and Bloor Sts.), Toronto on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
followed by interment at St.
Volodymyr Ukrainian Cemetery in Oakville.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the UNF Foundation (145 Evans Ave., Toronto, M8Z 5X8) or the Ukraine Paediatric Fellowship Program Fund, SickKids Foundation (525 University Ave., Toronto, M5G 2L3) would be greatly appreciated.
AUDREY MARY SOUTHEY
Peacefully in her 94th year on Monday, September 9, 2019 in the comfort of her home.
Beloved wife of the late Fred.
Dear mother of Susan Teskey and her husband Mark and Jane Southey and her husband Rob Gordon. Loving grandmother of Sean, Kevin, Sara, Turner and Hudson "Bubba". Great-grandmother of Mila and Macy. She will be missed by her dear friends Jim, Brenda and Jeremy Holden. She was the cherished mom of her fur baby Dixie.
At the personal request of Audrey, cremation has taken place. Funeral services are being held in private. As an expression of sympathy donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
Online condolences at rskane.ca