Wednesday, November 14, 2018
RICHARD BLACKWELL BEAUMONT
July 8, 1930 November 9, 2018
Beloved father, grandfather, brother-in-law, father-in-law and friend, Dick Beaumont died peacefully of natural causes on Friday, November 9, 2018.
Born and raised in Montréal, Dick graduated from Sir George Williams University and began a long and successful career with DuPont. He met Jean McNeill in 1955 and they married in 1956, his career taking them to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia for several years before they eventually settled their young family in Beaconsfield, Québec.
Over the following decades, Dick held many positions of increasing responsibility at DuPont, eventually retiring as Compensation Manager.
Dick and Jean moved to Oakville in 1979 and in retirement Dick remained active in the community. He was a longstanding and dedicated member of St. Cuthbert's Church, serving in several volunteer roles and receiving the recognition of the Order of Niagara in 2007. He also volunteered with the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts and he and Jean were active members of the Oakville Club for decades, playing tennis and badminton and enjoying many social events with friends.
Dick loved music, painting, baseball, long dinners with friends and family, and a good 'shaggy dog' story. He was predeceased by Jean, and is remembered with love by his children Cathy, Rick and Stephen, and their spouses Shawn, Angela and Maggie.
Grandsons Andrew and William will miss their Granby very much.
Many thanks to the caring staff of Churchill Place and the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.
Service on Saturday, November 17, 11:00 a.m. at St. Cuthbert's Church, 1541 Oakhill Drive, Oakville. Reception to follow at The Oakville Club, 56 Water Street, Oakville. Donations in lieu to the Oakville Hospital Foundation.
NORMA JEAN CALLUM (nee Berry) Died peacefully on November 11, 2018 in Toronto. Born in Big River, Saskatchewan on December 11, 1920, raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and the Soo, Ontario. Norma was the youngest daughter of the late Jack and Margaret Berry of Thessalon, Ontario.
Predeceased by her sisters, Nan Vincent and Margaret St.
James. Beloved wife of the late Jack Callum (1914 - 1998).
Loving mother of John (Sheryl), Bruce (Marion), Anna Lee, and mother-in-law of Susan Callum (Stephen Risk).
Devoted grandmother to Andrew (Ingrid, the late Kristi Ludig), Jeannie (John Risk), David (Martha) and Jack (Kristy Holmes). Indulgent great-grandmother to Kati, Duncan, Elli, Lachlan, Ann and Grace Callum, and Clara and Malcolm Risk.
Norma was a strong and loving matriarch whose life revolved around her family.
She leaves us with a wealth of rich memories of a life well lived. She pursued a wide range of artistic hobbies including knitting, chair caning, woodworking, and gardening.
Special thank you to Briton House, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre staff, and especially her caregivers from Selectacare.
Cremation has taken place. A private celebration of life is planned.
WILLIAM ELLSWORTH HOLTON
January 25, 1941 November 12, 2018
It is with great sadness that the family of Bill announces his passing after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by the love of his family.
Bill is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marion; his children, Margie (Gord) Davidson, Bill (Anne) and Patsi (Mark) Hunter; his grandchildren, Emily (Brian), Elizabeth, Allie, James, Clare, Will, Kate, David, John, Thomas, Daniel and Laura; his sisters, Anne Simpson (formerly Lang) and Joyce (Paul) Corcoran; and his brother, Alen (Pam). He will be missed by many nieces, nephews and good friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Bill and Elaine (nee Ellsworth); brothers-in-law, David Lang and Peter Simpson.
Bill had so many passions, but first and foremost it was family. Georgian Bay was close to his heart and a place he, his family and his friends gathered every summer.
The family would like to thank the Juravinski Hospital for the exceptional care and compassion shown to Bill.
A celebration of Bill's life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Tamahaac Club, 180 Filman Road, Ancaster. Bill will be laid to rest privately at Burlington Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill's memory may be made to the Cancer Assistance Program (CAP) or to the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Lucille Angela Raccioppi DeGiglio Mirvish.
Lucille was 88 years old and passed away peacefully in her sleep, at home, on Friday, November 9, 2018.
Loving wife of 44 years to author Robert Mirvish who predeceased her; Lucille is survived by her sons, Anthony and John; grandchildren, Benjamin, James, Matthew and Catherine; daughters in-law, Paula and Claire; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Born in Greenwich Village in New York City in 1930, Lucille was a true daughter of the Church. After moving to Toronto with husband Robert in 1976, she was an active congregant and served in several roles, first at St. Bonaventure in Don Mills and later as a Eucharistic Minister and President of the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Basil's Church in Toronto.
In 1978, Lucille received an Apostolic Benediction from his holiness Pope Saint Paul VI.
Lucille will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Viewing will be held at Rosar Morrison Funeral Home (467 Sherbourne Street, Toronto) on Thursday, November 15th, 2018 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., and Friday, November 16th, 2018 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Services will be held at St. Basil's Church (50 St. Joseph Street, Toronto) on Saturday, November 17th at 2 p.m.
Online condolences can be made at http://www.rosar-morrison.com
PETER A. MILLIGAN
Peter A. Milligan left us suddenly on November 7, 2018 to begin a new afterlife journey. He was born in New York in 1949 and settled in Canada where he began his law career. Dorene, his "bride" as he so affectionately called her and his son Jeremy are devastated for a life that ended too soon.
Deeply saddened are his brother, Stephen Milligan (Gisela); sister, Anne Verhagen (Richard); nephews, Tristan, Lars and Angus; niece, Maura Skates (Rob); and grandnieces, Samantha and Veronica. His family and friends will miss his larger than life personality that took over any room he walked into.
He was a loyal, supportive, loving husband, father and friend. He adored his joint birthday celebrations with Dorene as they were born on the same day, month and year! Peter had an extraordinary life that included an exhilarating, successful law career, recognition as a world class sailor, success as an entrepreneur, philanthropist and art connoisseur. Over the years, he purchased many works of art that filled his Toronto loft "art" gallery. He loved to listen to music while enjoying the sea of creative artistry that surrounds every room in his home.
One of his proudest personal achievements was to rebuild the sailing yacht Red Jacket designed by George Cuthbertson in May 1966. It was the first Canadian boat to win an offshore ocean race against a fleet of about 85 others, many who were top U.S. racers. Red Jacket won 11 of her first 13 races. Peter purchased the boat over a decade ago and restored her to its original glory. The boat proudly sits at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club where she continues to win races today.
Peter was a compelling spirit with a relentless appetite to learn and explore new horizons. He and Dorene have one of the most inspiring private art collections. He vigorously supported Dorene's art career for decades. Peter was so proud of her success when one of her works was showcased on the global stage at the international Imago Mundi exhibition in Venice.
Peter had a strong drive to give back to the community. Peter and Dorene donated time, money and significant works of art to Casey House and other charitable organizations. Peter had a level of compassion that made him champion many causes.
He and Dorene made financial donations to OCAD over the years including bursaries, student assistance and other programs. Peter was especially proud of the University's Project 31 fundraising event, where he purchased many works of art, now in his home. He didn't like the term "art collector".
He always thought of himself as a "custodian" as he felt art should be accessible to all. To quote Peter "I may acquire art, but over time it has to come into the public domain."
Peter's fierce dedication and passion for his work spanned decades. He was one of Canada's preeminent lawyers specializing in Property Tax and Assessment. Peter was President of the Legal and Literary Society at Osgoode Law School where he graduated in 1975. He had a reputation for presenting his cases in an exemplary fashion winning praise and respect from the judges and other counsels.
He was a trusted advisor to many clients and worked tirelessly on their behalf. He took on many complex, challenging cases with a strong oratory in court that was spellbinding. He loved the law and was tenaciously working right up to the day he left us. Peter joined the firm of Walker Longo LLP in 2017 resisting the temptation to retire. Peter wasn't quite ready to leave the love of law and the love of the "fight". A special thanks to Jamie Walker, Counsel, who worked closely with Peter over the last few years. Peter felt great pride in their mentoring relationship.
Dorene and Jeremy invite you to bid a farewell to their beloved Peter at Turner and Porter Funeral Home, Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West, Sunday, November 18th, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
There will be a private family interment. A Celebration of Life for Peter will be held at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, Island Clubhouse in the Spring.
As expressions of sympathy, please consider a donation to any of the following charitable funds. Peter Milligan Fund at Osgoode Hall Law School.
The Fund is being set up as a bursary to students in financial need who have an interest in advocacy. More details will be available on the Turner & Porter site. Casey House https://www.caseyhouse.com (a specialty HIV/ AIDS hospital with community programs including home nursing care and outreach). OCAD University https://www.ocadu.ca/alumni (founded in 1876, OCAD is dedicated to art and design education).
Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca
JEROME DAVID PAUKER On Monday, November 12, 2018.
Jerome David Pauker, beloved husband of Roslyn, loving father of Carol Pauker (Bryan Marrion), Candy Pauker, Joe Pauker (Lisa Kristensen) and Ellen Pauker.
Dear brother of Lirita Meir, and the late Fred Pauker and Lonnie Malinowitz. Devoted grandfather of Lucy, Charley, Clyde and Olivia.
Jerry was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 4, 1925, and grew up in the Bronx. After serving in WWII, Jerry took advantage of the GI Bill to become the first member of his family to earn a PhD. He was a respected Clinical Psychologist who taught at a number of universities in the US, and then moved with his family to Canada in 1972. He led the Family Court Clinic, affiliated with what was then the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry (now CAMH), and continued in private practice into his 80s. In addition to his full-time work, Jerry taught at the University of Toronto and provided expert assessments for the Children's Court for legal aid cases.
At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West, Toronto (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Interment in the Narayever Synagogue section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park.
See the Benjamin's website http://www.benjamins.ca, for more information about the Shiva.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.
On Monday, November 12, 2018 at Mackenzie Health Hospital.
Beloved husband of Lila. Loving father of Mark, and the late Judy Seinfeld. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Iris and Barnet (Bunny) Zaret of Brooklyn, N.Y., Ella and the late Philip Seinfeld of Port Washington, N.Y., and the late Rozalyn and Howard Friedman of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Devoted grandfather of Jordan, and Joshua. Loving uncle of Ailene, Robyn, Gayle, Kevin, Jody, Sheldon, and Susan.
Employed with the Northern Miner, the Globe and Mail for over 38 years. Proud member of Toronto Typographical Union No.91 for over 50 years. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Interment Community Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Private Shiva.
Memorial donations may be made to the Prostate Cancer Canada Foundation, 416-441-2131.
MARIANNA STEINMANIS (nee Feders)
Peacefully, surrounded by her children, at the age of 92 on November 10, 2018 after a sudden illness. (Born on March 14, 1926 in Ledurga, Latvia).
Lovingly remembered by sons Janis and Bertram, and daughter Ligita. Predeceased by husband Karlis. In Latvia, predeceased by brother Karlis and remembered by brother Juris. Marianna was loved and will be missed by many other family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations to a Latvian charity of your choice would be appreciated. Visitation to be held at York Cemetery & Funeral Centre, 160 Beecroft Rd., North York on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.; Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m.
MURRAY PAUL SULLIVAN
March 14, 1925 November 11, 2018 It is with sadness and great love that we announce Murray's passing on November 11, 2018 after a fall at home and brief hospital stay. Murray was dedicated husband to Barbara (nee Ferrie); father to Kathy, Ian, Trish (Michael and Sarah) and Lisa (Valentine); grandfather to Jack, Sydney, Nigel, and Holly; good friend, and affectionately known as "Big Mur" to many.
Murray was the youngest of seven siblings in a lively Irish Catholic family. He enjoyed great times as a student of St. Michael's College School in Toronto. He was a talented athlete in many sports and proud winner of three Grey Cups with the Toronto Argonauts. An avid skier, Murray was a long time member of the Osler Bluff Ski Club. Always a competitor, Murray loved tennis, squash, fitness and humour with good friends at the Badminton & Racquet Club in Toronto well into his 90's. He enjoyed many summers with his family in Georgian Bay at an island cottage which he built with his own hands.
Murray never lost his enormous zest for life, giving everything he had until his very last day. His family, and all those whose lives he touched, will continue to hold that flame deep within our hearts.
Visitation will be at Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St West, at Windermere, east of Jane subway, on Friday, November 16 from 2-4 p.m., and 7-9 p.m.
A Funeral Mass will be held at All Saints Catholic Church, 1415 Royal York Road, on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 10 a.m.
A celebration of Murray's life at the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club (44 Price Street, Toronto), at 2-5 p.m.
Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca
MARGARET L. TANSLEY "Lacey"
Passed away peacefully, on Monday, November 12, 2018, at St. Joseph's at Fleming, at age 98. Graduate of Victoria College (43), Toronto and the Ontario College of Education (44), with a specialty in the Arts. Wife of the late Reverend Donald Tansley. Dear mother of Judith (David Russ) of Peterborough.
Loving grandmother of David McCartney (Heather) of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Stephen McCartney (Anita) of Calgary, Alberta and great grandmother of Maria, Pano, Niko, Seamus and Kiera. Sister of Barbara Scott, of Peterborough, Pat Love of Ottawa and the late David Lacey (surviving wife Kay) of California, and Howard Lacey.
Margaret taught High School Art, Latin, French, English, History and Geography. Her career included teaching at schools in Nipigon, Brantford, Lakefield and Oshawa.
A Memorial Service will be held at Northminster United Church, 300 Sunset Blvd., Peterborough, on Saturday, November 17th, at 1:30 p.m., followed by a reception in the church Hall. Rev. Linda Hodgins officiating. Condolences to the family, directions to the Church and donations (in lieu of flowers) to the United Church of Canada Mission and Service Fund or a children's charity of your choice may be made at http://www.CommunityAlternative.ca
ELIZABETH LOUNSBURY KELLY VOLKER
On November 10, 2018 a bright flame was extinguished. Elizabeth Mary Lounsbury Kelly Volker, child of Martha Byrne Lounsbury of Brooklyn and Darrell Lounsbury of Fredericton, was born October 19, 1936 at Long Island Hospital, Brooklyn, New York. She proudly joined the Byrne clan of firstgeneration Irish-Americans. After an idyllic infancy in Kingston, Jamaica, the family moved to Toronto, then Saint John, then returned to Jamaica, and then settled permanently in Toronto.
Elizabeth was educated at Immaculate Conception School in Constant Spring, Jamaica; Loretto Abbey in Toronto; and then St.
Michael's College at the University of Toronto, for which she won the Mary Ward scholarship from Loretto Abbey in 1954. Graduating in English in 1957, she embarked on a teaching career. In 1960 she married Yale grad Lawrence Sebastian Kelly, Jr, of Manhasset, New York, and left then-demure Toronto for the glamour of New York. Her beloved children, Eugenia and Larry, were born there in 1962 and 1964.
Elizabeth was versatile and enthusiastic in her career choices, which ranged from physician's assistant, to volunteer with Head Start, to social secretary, to her favourite, longest and most successful career with the Berkely Insurance Group.
In 1985 Elizabeth met her soul mate, Joseph Volker, and his three charming daughters. Thus began a very rewarding and more laidback, beach-walking period of her life. Elizabeth "walked in beauty" in an era when few women could combine glamour with brains and wacky humour. She was a character, a lover of people and of good times. She could even find fun in choosing wigs after chemotherapy for breast cancer in 1997. Unfortunately, a few other bouts of ill health followed.
Her fatal fall came after a period of great contentment in her life from which all her loved ones and friends can take solace.
She is survived by her bereaved husband, Joseph Volker, PhD, of Point Lookout, NY; her devoted children, Eugenia Kelly Viner (together with her loving husband, Brian Viner) of Manhasset, NY, and Lawrence Sebastian Kelly III of Los Angeles, CA; her "little" sister, Alice Lounsbury Burton of Toronto (together with her husband, Grant Burton; son, Christopher; daughter-in-law, Ming Tiampo; and granddaughter, Augustine); Joseph's three loyal daughters, Jennifer, Amanda, and Catherine; his grandchildren, Carol, Joseph, Julia, and Logan; her many Lounsbury cousins in Toronto and San Diego, especially Robert and Norma; the children of her much loved cousin, Edward Heiskell (Elaine, Ned, Peter, and Mary Beth and their families); and her many special friends acquired throughout a long life, including Rose Marie Wolff Reilly of Portland, OR, from her Jamaica and Toronto days; Belinda Burry Morin, a fellow student at Loretto Abbey and St. Michael's and Cynthia McGrath Teeter and Ann Mogan Vashilash from St. Michael's.
Visitations will be 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. on Friday, November 16th at Cicere Family Funeral Home, 2283 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510 (Tel. 516-223-4200). Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 17th at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Parkside Avenue in Point Lookout, NY 11569.
Donations may be sent to the Sister Rose Thering Fund for Education in Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University (https://advancement.shu.edu/ support/sister-rose-thering-fund).