Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The Foote and Roberts clans are pleased to announce their newest addition: William Grahame Alan Foote was born very early on January 14th at Mt. Sinai. Will and mom, Sally, are doing well.
He is welcomed by Sally; dad, Andrew; brother, Jeremy; sister, Natalie; grandparents, Sue and Paul Roberts and Sue Magor; and very very many cousins (and our dog, Zoe).
First tracks and Georgian Bay are on the horizon!
HONOURABLE ALLAN MCNIECE AUSTIN
March 7, 1928 January 12, 2018
His family is saddened to announce that Mac died peacefully at Belmont House, Friday, January 12th.
Beloved husband of Margaret Kyle for 66 years. Adored father of Allan (Lyn), Jim (Sue) and Tom (Rosaria).
Devoted and loving grandfather of Maggie (Jeremy Packard), Gren, Graham (Mallory Lazarus) and Michael.
He was the third son of Allan McNiece Austin and Alice Dickinson. He was predeceased by his brother, James McNiece; and is survived by his brothers, John Beresford and Richard Jackson; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Mac was born and received his early education in Chapleau, in Northern Ontario, before following his older brothers south to attend Trinity College School in Port Hope. He went on to Victoria College at the University of Toronto and was a member of the first class to graduate from the University of Toronto Law School.
He was a student, associate, partner and managing partner with the firm now called WeirFoulds, LLP. From 1987 to 2003 he served as a judge in the High Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for Ontario. After retiring from the bench he returned to WeirFoulds and participated in arbitration and mediation work.
He was a natural athlete and an accomplished cross-country runner, and he loved sailing and skiing well into his later years. He was a dedicated and long-time member of Eglinton St. George's United Church.
He loved God, his family and his work. He loved life.
We are profoundly thankful for the care he received from the whole team at Belmont House.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 20th.
A Service of Thanksgiving will be held on Monday, January 22nd at 2:00 p.m.in Eglinton St. George's United Church, 35 Lytton Boulevard, Toronto M4R 1L2.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Mac's memory to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 20 Eglinton Avenue West, 16th Floor, Toronto M4R 1K8, http://www.alzheimer.ca. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www.
DR. BUXTON GEORGE LEOPOLD BLAKE
Born December 6, 1922 in Green Island, Jamaica, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. He is the father of Arun and Yashin (Gretchen); the grandfather of Hannah and Dexter.
He served in the Royal Air Force during World War II, was ordained as a Theravadan Buddhist Monk in Thailand and acquired his PhD in clinical psychology from Edinburgh University. He founded Pinewood Centre in Oshawa.
As well, he was a raconteur, photographer and musician of note. He was 95 years old.
The family would like to thank the caring staff of Oshawa General Hospital.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. For online condolences, please visit http://www.armstrongfuneralhome.net.
SHIRLEY LOUISE EDITH BROWN
Went peacefully to be with the Lord on Friday, January 12, 2018 at the age of 90. Shirley was the daughter of Joseph George Lionel Edwards and Ida May "Babe" (nee Britton). Predeceased by her dear brother, John "Jack" Herbert Edwards; and her treasured Aunt Muriel Louise Ockley (nee Britton).
Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Allen James Brown; and cherished mother of daughter, Wendy Elizabeth Brown of Oakville; and sons, Wayne Kenneth Brown, and his wife, Helena "Lainy" Vanderwey of Belleair Beach, Florida, Wallace Jamie Edwards Brown and his wife, Diane (nee Stirling) of Oakville; and dearly loved granddaughters Holly and Heather.
Family and friends will be received at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, on Thursday, January, 18th at 10 a.m. with the funeral service to follow in the chapel at 11 a.m. Private family interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
"Only one life 'twill soon be passed, Only what's done for Christ will last"
EDITH MARY DAVIS "Nim" (nee Manchester) 1916 - 2018
In her 102nd year on January 11, 2018 at St. Joseph's Health Centre.
Beloved wife of the late F. Allan Davis (2009); and much loved mother of Peter and Wendy. Born in New York City, daughter of the late Albert Augustus and Helen Louise (Tipping) Manchester; and sister of the late Norman A. Manchester.
The Manchester family in the early 1930's returned to Nim's maternal grandparents' town, Coldwater, Ontario where Nim grew up.
She attended Normal School in Toronto to become a kindergarten teacher, teaching for 10 years until her marriage to Allan. While bringing up her children, Nim was an active member of various organizations including and most particularly The American Women's Club of Toronto (life member), the Kingsway Women's Club, Engineering Wives Group (Engineering Institute of Canada) and a member of All Saints Kingsway.
She was able to remain in her home, with the capable and loving assistance of her primary caregiver Mary Gyarchie, until shortly before her death. A heartfelt thanks goes to Mary from her family for almost 7 years of dedicated and loyal caring. Special thanks go to her neighbours Rob and Heather Timberg, Ethel Tomlinson, Bev Dodds and the Dryzmalas for their assistance and friendship.
Additional thanks to Thornbrook Home Care Inc.'s Ruth Bear who matched Mary with Nim and the team at Thornbrook who assisted during crises to make this work! Thanks also to the CCAC's Palliative team who assisted the family in keeping Nim in her home until her final illness. In addition, her medical specialists over the past few years - Dr. Anselm, Dr. Stein, Dr. Gill, Dr. Yan and Dr. Armogan - who improved her quality of life. For this last hospital stay, the family would like to thank the doctors and staff of 3M and 6M at St. Joseph's Health Centre. Most particularly Dr. Arnold I. Smith is thanked for his perceptive and wise diagnoses and informed care over the past 40 years.
Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (at 14th St., between Islington and Kipling Aves., 416-259-3705) on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 2pm to 4pm. At her wish, a private service was held followed by cremation.
Donations to St. Joseph's Health Centre or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be placed at RidleyFuneralHome.com.
DR. JOHN NOEL DOIG
December 6, 1927 - January 12, 2018
His family regrets to announce the passing of Noel Doig, peacefully at home after a brief terminal illness.
Survived by: his beloved wife, Joan (née Dickinson); daughter, Anne (Bob Cowan), sons, Mark (Kim Hargreaves), Peter (Terrie Robbins), Robert (Andrea Klassen), and Christopher "Chip" (Suzanne Joanis) Doig; grandchildren, Rob (Sarah Nordick), Alison, John (Berkeley Donkervoort), Peter (Leo Perlinger), Patrick and Alexander "Sandy" Cowan; Jenna (Brian Meli), Tim (Holly Hooper), Angela (Fadi Shlah), and Carly (Brett Baron) Doig; Jennifer (Mark Young), Andrew (Miranda Robb) and Lindsay Doig; Kathleen, Michael, and Meghan Doig; Lauren, Benjamin, Stuart and Stephen Doig; and by great-grandchildren, Natasha and Luke Cowan and Scarlett Meli.
He is also survived by his much-loved brother, Clive Doig (Julia); his brother-in-law, Harry Dickinson (Julie); and extended family in England, Australia and the USA.
Predeceased by: his parents, Allan John Doig and Jessie (Ericson) Doig; his stepmother Janet (Ogle) Doig; his sister, Jennifer (Doig) Williams; and brother-in-law, Tony Williams; infant grandson, Cameron Doig and infant granddaughter, Shannon Doig; and parents-in-law, Mabel (Pockley) and Frank Dickinson.
Noel was a well known and dedicated Family Physician. Having moved to Saskatchewan from England in 1958, he established a rural practice in the village of Hawarden where he practised for three years. Noel and Joan moved to Saskatoon in 1961, where Noel practised first with Dr. Sam Landa.
He was later joined by Dr. Joe Golumbia and others including his daughter, Anne. Many of Noel's original patients from Hawarden and their extended families still attend the practice, now known as City Centre Family Physicians.
The loyalty of those patients is a testament to the care and compassion shown to them by Dr. Doig throughout his 40 years in practice.
Noel was a respected contributor to his profession. He served on innumerable committees and boards at the local, provincial and national levels. He was Chief of Staff of Saskatoon City Hospital, chaired the Discipline Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan for many years, and was the Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Canadian Medical Association. Noel most valued his long service to the Saskatchewan Medical Association, and particularly after his retirement in 1998, his ongoing work with its Member Advisory Committee through which he was able to provide support and advice to colleagues. As part of his legacy to the profession in Saskatchewan, Noel wrote a history of the 1962 Medicare crisis. Setting the Record Straight, published in 2012, is his uncompromising account of the principles behind the profession's resistance to the Medical Care Insurance Act. In that, as in his clinical practice, it was all about the patients. Noel received honorary Life Memberships in the CMA, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan, and the Canadian Medical Protective Association.
Together with Sam Landa, Noel was one of Saskatoon's first "sports medicine" physicians. Sam and Noel served for many years as the team physicians for the Saskatoon Hilltops, as track physicians for the Knights of Columbus Indoor Games, and as physicians for the 1971 Canada Winter Games. Their sons' participation in competitive swimming introduced Noel and Joan to parental involvement in the Saskatoon Goldfins Swim Club as swim officials and as directors of the club. Noel was a Divisional Surgeon with St. John's Ambulance, and in 1977 was granted the Dignity of a Serving Brother of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, by its Prior, Richard, Duke of Gloucester.
All those who knew Noel knew him as a highly principled and deeply moral person. He was devoted to his beloved Joan, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Noel was a practising Anglican and long-term member of the parish of All Saints, who lived the tenets of his faith.
He will be deeply missed.
His family would like to thank the staff of Stonebridge Crossing Retirement Community, Palliative Home Care, Dr. B. Brunet and nurse Elaine at the Saskatoon Cancer Clinic, and Drs. S. Goluboff and F. Wardell for their devoted care of Noel and their support of Joan and the family.
The family gratefully declines the gift of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society), the Medical Benevolent Fund of the Saskatchewan Medical Association, the St. Cecilia Fund at All Saints Church, or a charity of the donor's choice.
A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St. John's Anglican Cathedral, 816 Spadina Crescent East on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., with refreshments to follow in the Cathedral church hall. Private interment of cremated remains in the Columbarium at St. John's. Condolences may be left for the family at http://www.saskatoonfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements in care of Saskatoon Funeral Home.
April 23, 1925 January 14, 2018
It is with great sadness that Vasilis' family announces his passing. He will be deeply missed by his two children and their spouses, Ted (Jo), Bess (Jakob); and his three grandchildren, Alexa, Matthew and Hannah.
Vasilis was born in Monastiraki, Greece. He was preceded by his beloved wife Eleni. A funeral will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018 at All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, 222 Burbank Dr., North York. A reception will follow immediately.
ROBERT NEVINS "Bob"
Robert Nevins of Pointe-Claire passed away peacefully on January 12, 2018. Bob is survived by his wife, Diana (Arrell); children, Jim (Jan Nevins), Margot and Cindy; and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his brother, William Nevins.
Bob graduated from McMaster University with a BSc in Chemistry and Physics.
While at McMaster and after graduating, he served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserves. Bob met his future wife, Diana, a Hamilton resident, at McMaster. The couple subsequently moved to Québec, finally settling in Pointe-Claire where he lived for fifty-eight years. Working in the medical/pharmaceutical industry, Bob's final position until retirement was Director, Sales and Marketing Planning and Development at Johnson and Johnson Inc.
His community involvement included volunteering with NOVA West Island, the West Island Volunteer Bureau and the Chemical Institute. Bob acted as Chair of the PointeClaire Association of Pools in the early sixties. The Association proudly achieved its key goal of establishing a first-class swimming facility in Pointe- Claire, which fostered national and international champions. Bob enjoyed membership along with Diana in the Pointe-Claire Bowling Club and the Pointe-Claire Curling Club.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Maison Herron for their years of care, and to the staff of the Gerontology Unit at the Lakeshore General Hospital.
A private service will be held on January 21, 2018 with interment at a later date.
In remembrance of Bob, donations in his name can be made to NOVA West Island or to The Alzheimer Society of Canada.
MORRISON RAMSEY WALKER (nee Kyle)
October 1, 1919 January 15, 2018
Morrison died peacefully at Trenton Memorial Hospital on January 15, 2018 in her 99th year.
Born in Skelmorlie, Scotland, she often recalled happy memories of her early life. The River Clyde was a major base for Allied naval ships in World War II and one day she agreed to guide a Canadian sailor, a family acquaintance who was stationed there, through Glasgow to meet his aunt. Not much impressed at their first meeting, on further acquaintance she fell in love with his laughing eyes and in November 1946 sailed on the RMS Queen Elizabeth to marry Alexander Walker in Canada. They shared a happy but too brief life together in Hamilton and at their beloved cottage in Bala until his death in 1984. Not long thereafter, she moved to Belleville where she bravely built a new life for herself and made many dear friends.
She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her children Christine of Belleville and her husband Richard Bird, Alan of Wellandport and his wife Kim and Diane of Toronto and her partner Rob Bell. She loved and was dearly loved by her grandchildren and their partners Colin Bird and Prudence Bouchard-Boivin, Owen Bird and Carissa, Tony Walker and Kathryn McCulloch and Alison Walker and Ryan Keller. She was delighted by visits from her greatgrandchildren Louis and Oscar Bird, Lucille-Morrison Bird and Fiona Ramsey Keller. She also leaves her sister Violet Ferguson of Paisley, Scotland and Alex's brother Donald Walker and his wife Gina of Ancaster as well as many loving nieces, nephews and their growing families on both sides of the Atlantic.
The family would like to thank the staff at Bridge Street Residence in Belleville where Morrison spent eight happy years. They would also like to thank the staff at Trenton Memorial Hospital for the sensitive care they gave Morrison in her final days.
A private family celebration of Morrison's long life will be held at a later date. If desired donations may be made to the Belleville Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Trenton Memorial Foundation or charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Bay of Quinte Cremation Service, 150 Church St.
Belleville. Online condolences at http://www.burkefuneral.ca
JOHN ALBERT WILCOX
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of John Albert Wilcox on January 13, 2018.
After a short but courageous battle with cancer, John's passing was peaceful. Beloved husband of Pamela Wilcox (LeBoldus nee Holden) and the late Patricia Wilcox. He was a caring and dedicated father to Kathleen (Ken), Tim (Suzy), and Elizabeth (Ryan); and the most amazing Pop to his six grandchildren, Maggie, Claire, Andrew, Brian, Riley and Eli. He will also be missed by his stepchildren, Geoffrey (Vicki), Tom (Laurina), Lauren (Sean); and their children, Gillian, Kellett and William.
John was born in Winnipeg on June 17, 1940 to Marv and Ruth Wilcox and grew up in Winnipeg.
John received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba and was proud to be their Senior Stick in his final year. In addition, he graduated from Harvard University with a Masters of Business Administration. John began his career as an investment banker at Richardson Securities in Winnipeg and over thirty-five years managed corporate financial operations for Richardson and First Boston (Credit Suisse) in Toronto, Montreal and New York.
Throughout his life, whether at university, in business or within his community, he believed deeply in helping others and was a respected leader.
John loved so many things, especially the outdoors, sports and the arts. He was an avid golfer, skier, gardener, Minnesota Vikings and Toronto Maple Leafs fan. But most of all, John enjoyed spending time at the family cottage in Minaki, Ontario where he could often be found standing on the high rock with a morning cup of coffee or reading on the screen porch. John's passion for his family and friends filled his life with joy. In recent years, he attended many of his grandchildren's sporting and artistic events enthusiastically offering words of encouragement.
He always looked forward to connecting with old friends near and far.
The family wishes to thank John's many great friends for their love and support and the wonderful caregivers from ParaMed Home Health Care Services. Our family looks forward to seeing those of you who will be able to join us for a service on Tuesday, January 23rd at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's United Church (123 Main Street East, Milton, ON L9T 1N4) followed by a light lunch in the Church Annex.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to St. Paul's United Church, or to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation in support of ParaMed Home Health Care Services, or the charity of your choice.