Tuesday, October 16, 2018
NEELTJE CAHAIS "NELLIE"
Peacefully, surrounded by children, grandchildren and friends on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Grace Manor, Holland Christian Homes, at age 87. Predeceased 3 years ago by her beloved husband of over 60 years, Ike Cahais.
Loving mother of Case, Teresa (Rob), Andrew (Cheryl) and Yvonne (Doug). Loved grandma of Josh, Jordan, Marleys, Michael, David, Matthew, Joey, Dan and great-grandmother of Koston and Lily. Nellie was one of 11 children, is survived by 8 brothers and sisters, and was blessed to have two of her dear brothers visit from the Netherlands to say their farewells in the past few weeks.
A service to celebrate Nellie's life will be held at Holland Christian Homes, Heritage Hall, on October 17 at 11a.m., followed immediately by a reception in Horizon Hall at noon. Holland Christian Homes is located at 7900 McLaughlin Rd, in Brampton (905-459-3333). Memories may be shared at http://www.scottbrampton.ca.
ANN PARSONS JAMES (nee McGillivray)
Ann passed away on October 6, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario.
As she requested, no funeral or memorial service was held.
NANCY LESCOUTRE (Eagles)
Age 63 of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, passed away October 12, 2018 at the Dartmouth General Hospital.
Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, she is the daughter of Joan (Heffler) Eagles of Cole Harbour, and the late Richard Eagles. Nancy lived in Cole Harbour where she attended school. After graduating from Acadia University, she worked in the Reference Department of the Halifax Main Library. She married Sylvain Lescoutre of the Royal Canadian Air Force and supported his career in various locations in Canada and Europe, making many good friends along the way. Since retirement, they have lived in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Nancy's passions were painting water colours where she ventured in other media with her "Artsy" friends. Over the last few years, she enjoyed a good game of bridge with her husband and friends. Nancy will always be remembered for her quick wit, amazing recitation skills, and wonderful story telling.
She is survived by the love of her life, husband, Sylvain; her loving sons, Marc, Ottawa and David, Dartmouth; her mother, Joan; her brothers, Barry (Ellen) Eagles, Ottawa and John Eagles, Halifax; three nieces and a nephew; and several cousins.
Cremation has taken place. Family will receive visitors from 7-9 p.m., Friday, October 19, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Ovarian Cancer Canada may be kindly made. Online condolences may be sent by visiting http://www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com (Dartmouth Chapel)
THE HONOURABLE DONALD STOVEL MACDONALD P.C., C.C., LL.D.
Donald has died. Ever unassuming, he died with the least of fuss, and with characteristic dignity. Donald leaves his adoring wife Adrian. He was predeceased by his first wife Ruth Hutchison Macdonald who died in 1987.
He will be greatly missed by his four daughters, Leigh with son Angus, Nikki with Ned Jackson and daughters, Sarah and Meghan, Althea with children Lucas, Cecil; and Sydney and Sonja with Paul Shaker and son Salim (Sam), his Lang stepchildren Maria (predeceased), Timothy, Gregory (Zuzana Glatzova), Andrew (Jennifer Fritz), Elisabeth (Paul Amirault), Amanda (Geoff Beattie) and Adrian (Ashley Taylor), and with their children, will miss his gentle humour and wry take on the world. He was predeceased by his sister Janet Macdonald Fox and her husband Edmund Fox.
Donald and Ruth shared a life filled with curiosity, travel and learning.
Together they raised a family of four girls, began a political career, and travelled the world. He had a generous heart, and kind spirit. This was evident in his love for Adrian, his wife for 30 years, who lit up his life and face daily with her mere presence. Their romance - which never faded - set a high bar for all who know them.
He will be remembered for his quick wit and fine sense of humour. An impeccable dresser - with the finest collection of silk bow ties - he could also be found in khakis and rubber boots planting hundreds of trees every spring. Dogs and children loved him, and this elegant man who consorted with presidents and prime ministers was never happier than in his reading chair with Lester B. Cat upon his knee.
He found his greatest joy in serving his country. First elected to the House of Commons in 1962 as the Member of Parliament for Rosedale, he served for 16 years through the Liberal governments of both Prime Ministers Lester B. Pearson and Pierre Trudeau. He held many portfolios: Government House Leader, Minister of Defence, Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources, and Minister of Finance.
Upon leaving politics in 1978, he returned to McCarthy and McCarthy but quickly became subsumed in public life again. As he noted, "when your Prime Minister asks, you serve your country." In 1982, he accepted Prime Minister Trudeau's request to chair the Royal Commission on Economic Union and the Development Prospects, known as the Macdonald Commission.
The Commission was responsible for innovative policy recommendations including the early framework that led to the NAFTA agreement. A true statesman, he was subsequently appointed by the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney to serve as Canada's High Commissioner to Great Britain and Northern Ireland where he played a critical role in serving Canada's interests during the creation of the key aspects of the European Union.
Donald was a gentle man, who inherited from his father Donald Angus Macdonald, a love of jazz and a commitment to public service. He would speak proudly of his father's legacy as a World War One veteran and as Canada's last Dominion Forester. His mother, Majorie Isabel Stovel, introduced him to books during summers spent at her father's home who, as owner of the Stovel Publishing House in Winnipeg, had an extraordinary library. His love of reading led to academic success, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College, University of Toronto, Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Law School, Master of Laws from Harvard University, and a Diploma in International Relations from Cambridge University.
He received many honours over his years of public service including his appointment as a Companion of the Order of Canada, and honorary degrees from the Colorado School of Mines and Engineering, Carleton University, University of New Brunswick, the University of Toronto, and Trinity College, Doctor of Sacred Letters.
He gave joy to his family and friends, like the thousands of trees he planted in his lifetime: an investment of hope and optimism that we will remember as the essence of Donald. And when we do, though our hearts ache, we smile. A funeral service will be held in Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Church, 78 Clifton Road, Toronto, at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 19, 2018.
Peacefully on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Mackenzie Health Hospital. Florence Shapiro, beloved wife of the late Harold Shapiro. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Larry and Paula, Garry and Sunyoung, and Lynn Shapiro.
Cherished grandmother of Adam and Carman, Marla and Jacob, Shawn and Heather, Evan, Kate, Hartley, Jared, and Jenna. Greatgrandmother of Aaron, Sebi, and Emuna Leah.
Funeral services will be held at Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave West on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 11:45 a.m. Interment: Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Temple Har Zion section. Shiva: 333 Clark Ave West, Suite 301.
Shiva visits Tuesday through Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Temple Har Zion 905-889-2252.