Tuesday, September 11, 2018
DAVID JAMES CHRISTIE
January 27, 1940 September 7, 2018
David died peacefully with his family by his side. Loving husband for 51 years of Valerie (Quinlan).
David was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, immigrating to Montreal, Quebec to study at McGill University in 1959.
David moved with his wife and children to Toronto in 1973 to pursue his career in the financial services industry. His career began in Montreal in 1964 with A.E. Aames & Company. After moving to Toronto in 1973, A.E.
Ames & Company went through several acquisitions and mergers eventually becoming Royal Bank Dominion Securities. David made a final switch in 1991 and finished his career at Royal Bank Investment Management in a role with the Latin American department.
David and Valerie's philanthropy benefitted many organizations in Toronto, particularly in education, healthcare and the arts.
David is predeceased by his parents, Christina (McHardy) and James Christie and his sister, Heather Scates (James).
Left to mourn are his younger sister, Elizabeth Martin (Donald); daughter, Susan Christie; son, Bruce Christie (Tara); and daughter, Carol Culp (Graham); as well as grandchildren, Audrey and Kenji Kamachi, Aidan Culp and Isabel, Gwendolyn and Edward Christie. His many nephews and nieces and their children also remember David.
Visitation will begin on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 10 a.m.
at Mt. Pleasant Funeral Centre, with celebration of life service beginning at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pathways To Education.
(nee Colomby) On September 7, 2018 at home.
Beloved wife of Wilfred Cosman.
Loving mother of Mark Cosman, Allan Cosman and Anna Cosman and mother-in-law of Linda Anne Cosman and Eleanor Cosman.
Dear sister of Tillie Collis, and the late Reuben Grisor, the late Jean Green, the late Lilly Kagan, and the late Alice Freedman. Devoted grandmother of Jason and Carolina, Warren and Rachel. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Interment at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva at 38 Wildrose Crescent, Thornhill.
Memorial donations may be made to CAMH Foundation, (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health), (416) 979-6909.
LAURA KYLLIKI FIELDING
September 17, 1927 May 14, 2018
Laura Fielding of Burlington, Ontario, passed away at Joseph Brant Hospital on Monday, May 14, 2018, at the age of 90.
Laura was born to John and Ida Haahti in Stewart, BC and grew up with her three siblings, brother, John, and sisters, Eila and Miriam. She attended the University of British Columbia and as an accomplished pianist also taught piano in her spare time. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics in 1949 and joined the Vancouver Sun as a reporter and continued to take courses and teach piano.
She later moved to Regina, SK. to take an Economist position with the Saskatchewan Power Corporation. She subsequently took a position as an economist for the provincial government. A move to Ottawa, Ontario followed where she continued her career as an Economist with the federal government. She retired from the federal government, Department of Environment, in 1991, completing a career spanning 30 plus years. Laura remained in Ottawa another 9 years, enjoying all her favourite things; reading, writing, music, her home and yard work, as well as visits with her children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Laura eventually relocated to Burlington, Ontario to be closer to family.
Laura was a trailblazer for her era, seamlessly balancing family life and a professional career. She will be remembered for her independent spirit, her intellect, her kind heart and her unwavering love and devotion to her family.
Laura will be sadly missed and is survived by her loving children, son, Michael Fielding; daughter, Diana Fielding; daughter-in-law, Margaret Fielding; six grandchildren, John, Megan and Andrew (Drew) Fielding, Nicholas (Nick), Tomas and Alexander (Alex) Salazar; as well as three greatgrandchildren, Sadie and Henry Fielding and Ruby Salazar.
A private family service has taken place. For those who wish, a donation to the March of Dimes would be appreciated by the family.
On Sunday, September 9, 2018 at home. Beloved wife of Irving.
Loving mother and mother-in-law of David, Howard Grosfield and Katherine Yaphe, Stephen Grosfield and Jennyfer Kenez.
Dear sister and sister-in law of Jack and Lynne Dodick, Vicki and the late Cecil Dodick, Lenore and the late Murray Dodick, Marsha and the late Harry Dodick, Fay and Irv Mazer, and the late Sam Dodick. Devoted Bubbie of Sophie, Alice, Lily, and Jack. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel,2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.
Interment in the Community section of Pardes Chaim Cemetery. Shiva at 55 Delisle Avenue, in the common room, Toronto. Memorial donations may be made to the Myra Grosfield Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 416-780-0324.
JOHN DOUGLAS HAY
Age 81, died peacefully in hospice on Saturday, September 8, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Son of William Hay and Edna Hay (nee Saunders), John was born in Kingston, Ontario on September 3, 1937. Survived by his sister, Gwendolyn (late Carman); his brother, William Bruce (Margaret); and his twin brother, Robert (Sharon); he was predeceased by his brother, Donald (late Janet).
He will be sorely missed by his loving wife of fifty years, Hilary (nee Gray); and their children, Janet (Al), Emma (Rob), Katie (Mike), and William (Nancy); and by his pride and joy, his nine grandchildren, David, Sarah, James, Claire, Meg, Isla, Leo, Tait and John. He will be lovingly remembered by all as a man of integrity and faith.
John's lifelong Christian commitment, his career in the Canadian aerospace industry, and his continuing work with historical and genealogical societies earned him the respect of many.
Friends are invited to the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O'Connor) on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 6-9 p.m. A Celebration of John's life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church on Thursday, September 13 at 11 a.m.
Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, Ottawa or the Bruyère Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Donations can be made online at http://www.bruyere.org/give or by mail to Bruyère Foundation, 43 Bruyère Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 5C8.
Condolences/Tributes/ Donations Hulse, Playfair & McGarry http://www.hpmcgarry.ca 613-233-1143
Passed away in Toronto on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the age of 92. Loving wife of the late Michael Lipa. Much loved mother of Timothy (Rhonda) and the late Christine. Proud grandmother of Malerie and Russell.
A service will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W.
Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) on Wednesday, September 12th at 4:30 p.m.
If desired, donations may be made to Community Living Toronto, 20 Spadina Avenue, Toronto M5R 2S7 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 55 St. Clair Avenue West, Suite 500, Toronto M4V 2Y7. Condolences may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Alexander Mycak in his 94th year on September 7, 2018.
Beloved husband of the late Kathy. Loving father of Luba Mycak (Tim Storus) and Dr.
Oleksander Mitzak (deceased).
Adoring and proud Dido to Matthew (Annaliese), Mark, and Andrew Storus.
Visitation will be held at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette Street, Toronto on Thursday, September 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., panakhyda at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral Mass on Friday, September 14 at 9:30 a.m. at the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Holy Protection, 30 Leeds St. Toronto. Interment at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Cemetery (Oakville). If desired, donations may be made to St. Michael's College School 1515 Bathurst St., Toronto or the charity of your choice. Online condolences at cardinalfuneralhomes.com.
MARIA IDA PALUMBO (nee Grossi)
Peacefully on Saturday, September 8, 2018 in her 96th year. Predeceased by her husband, Giuseppe. She will be missed greatly by her six children, Raphael (Sharon Buchanan), Sam (Janice), Louis (Bibi), Michael (Pina), John (Bev) and Mary (Stuart MacNeil); her eleven grandchildren, Michael (Jia Yao), Kate, Jennifer (Clark Thomas), Adam, Alex, Julia, Sara, Chris (Leeanna McLean), Danielle, Jake and Cassandra; and her two greatgrandsons, Mason and Jaxon.
She will be missed by her nieces and nephews and their families along with her good friends and caregivers at Villa Columbo.
Visitation will be held at the Bernardo Funeral Home (2960 Dufferin St., south of Lawrence Ave.) on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m., 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St.
Charles Borromeo Church (811 Lawrence Ave., at Dufferin St.) on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Beechwood Cemetery (7241 Jane St., at 407). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and Villa Charities.
LAWRENCE LO PRESTI
Peacefully in Toronto on Thursday, September 6, 2018 in his 75th year. Loving and devoted son of Tony and Frances; husband to Kathy; father to Janine (John); brother to Nick (Gloria); brotherin-law to Marilyn (Peter); uncle to Anthony (Kate), Frances (Colin), Margery (Mike), Debbie (Bryan) and Corrine; great-uncle to Nicole (Aaron), Michelle (Andrew), Kristin and Bryan, Cameron, Kieran and Kai, Mackenzie and Ryan, and Evelyn and Nicholas. He will be sadly missed by many cousins and friends.
Larry is most commonly described as honest and trustworthy, loyal to a fault, and the life of the party! Friends and family call him "Larry the Legend." During his last few days, Larry fought the good fight in Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre - and, in the end, he drifted away peacefully after saying he had "75 years of fun."
It is heartbreaking to lose him, but comforting that he did not suffer for long. His family wishes to thank Toronto Paramedics Rob and Chris, Dr. Steven Shadowitz, Dr. Alexei Savtchenko and all other doctors, nurses and staff at Sunnybrook for their remarkable care and kindness.
Larry was a true gentleman, a protector and provider, and extremely kind and generous. His happiness stemmed from working hard every day to give those he loved the best he could, without ever looking for recognition.
When his father passed away at a young age, Larry became the man of the household and devoted his life to looking after his mother for the next 42 years. He had a strong sense of community and faith, anchored by his deep roots in St. Anslem's Parish and Leaside, where he lived for most of his life. Larry had a successful career in the produce and horse racing business, and later as a restaurateur. While he called himself an amateur chef, he was in fact a culinary master. He never thought of himself as creative or artistic, but his cuisines were works of art. However, his talents did not stop in the kitchen. He was the ultimate prankster, with a contagious laugh enjoyed by his friends and family. As well, Larry was a Jack of all trades with extraordinary wisdom; his advice and counsel will be missed, but his legacy will carry on.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, September 14th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anselm Catholic Church, 1 MacNaughton Road at Millwood Road. Interment to follow in Mount Hope Cemetery followed by a reception in the Rosedale Room of the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations in Larry's memory may be made to the General Internal Medicine Division at Sunnybrook Hospital, c/o Dr. Steven Shadowitz,2075 Bayview Avenue, C-Wing, 4th floor, Room C4 10, Toronto M4N 3M5. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www.
Rest in peace, Larry the Legend.
You made the world a better place. Know that we love you and we will hold you in our heart always - and after our weekly family dinners, we will continue our dance party tradition to your favourite song, Blueberry Hill.
Though we're apart, you're part of us still, for you were our thrill of a lifetime.
DENIS MATTHEW SCHAEFFER
Peacefully, with his family by his side, on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at the Dorothy Ley Hospice, at the age of 59. Beloved husband of Barbara for 34 wonderful years.
Cherished father of Nicole (Livey) and Matthew. Loving father-in-law of Andrew Livey. Son of the late Veronique and Matija Schaeffer.
Brother to Monica and the late Marc Schaeffer. He enjoyed every minute of his lifelong career as a chemical engineer. Denis will be remembered for his humour, generosity, joie de vivre, and enduring love for his family.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel at 4933 Dundas St. W., (between Kipling & Islington Aves.) Etobicoke on Thursday, from 2-4 and 7-9.
Funeral Mass will be held at St.
Clement Catholic Church, 409 Markland Dr., Etobicoke, on Friday, September 14, 2018, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Dorothy Ley Hospice.
Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca.
ALLAN GRAHAM SANGSTER B.A. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Wales) 1927 - 2018
With great sadness the family announces his death on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at North York General Hospital at the age of 91, after a battle with cancer. He was comforted by the presence of members of his loving family. Allan was the eldest son of Beverly Sangster and Bessie Graham of Toronto and brother to John Duncan (deceased 1964).
He was the loving husband of Mya Moelwyn-Hughes for 53 years, and cherished father of Huw Sangster, Rebecca Sangster and Andrew Sangster (Nameera Chagpar) and a delighted grandfather to his two granddaughters, Nylah and Ariya (Nameera and Andrew).
Educated in Toronto, Allan received a B.A. in Honour Science (Biology) from the University of Toronto in 1950, following which he was employed in Toronto, first with Colgate Palmolive Peet Ltd. And then with the Federal Food and Drugs Department. After entering the teaching profession, he became Science Head, first in Oshawa (Central Collegiate, 1952 - 56) followed by Etobicoke (Burnhamthorpe Collegiate, 1956 - 68). Obtaining leave, he obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Wales (Bangor) in Agricultural Botany (1967). Allan next moved to the University level being appointed Assistant Professor at York University in Toronto in the science programme at Glendon College in 1968. Over the next 31 years he developed and taught courses in the Environmental and Health Studies Programme, retiring as Professor in 1996, teaching part-time until 1999.
Allan attached considerable importance to scientific research, maintaining an ongoing research programme in collaboration with colleagues at York and at other institutions. At various times, Allan's research was involved with agricultural plants, cancer research and palynology. These studies focused on the utilization of minerals in plant tissues especially upon the uptake and use of silicon by cereals. Other topics included paleobotany and the fossilization process (taphonomy) of plant structures, such as phytoliths, which are used in the interpretation of paleo - climates and the early history of agriculture.
These studies resulted in the publication of over 50 scientific papers and book chapters. Allan especially enjoyed the opportunities to share the studies with the students in his high school and university programmers.
Beyond this, Allan's main concern was the well-being of his family. Many happy summers were spent at the family cottage on the shores of Lake Huron at Southampton. In winter, skiing was a favourite family pastime, as was nature hiking in summer. Allan and Mya enjoyed travel through Canada and the U.K., both as family ventures and later, as cruises. Allan also served as a volunteer at the Royal Ontario Museum in the Plant Herbarium.
In earlier times, he enjoyed membership in the Islington Golf Club and the Boulevard Club of Toronto.
He will be missed by all who shared his company. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Nature Conservancy of Canada (http://www.natureconservancy.ca) or a charity of your choice.
A funeral service will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W.
Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) on Wednesday, September 12th at 1:00 p.m. followed by a reception in the Rosedale Room. Private interment. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymiles.com.
LISA BARBARA WELLMAN
March 28, 1965 - June 17, 2018
Much loved daughter of Eleanor Kee Wellman.
Predeceased by father, Ford Wellman (Jill). Sister of Gregory Wellman (Lonnie); nephew, Ian. Unexpectedly at Owen Sound Hospital.
Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 10 a.m.
JOHN VINCENT WURSTER
John passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, surrounded by the love of his family in his 88th year. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 63 years, Barbara (Black); and his children, Doug (Barb), Dianne Stoneman (John), Deborah Wright (Steve), and Donna Ribeiro.
Cherished grandfather (Papa) to Meagan, Leigh, Nicole, Taylor, Cameron, Carly and Brianna.
Survived by his sister, Angela Murphy (Paul); and brothersin-law, Barry Black (Marlies) and Bruce Black (Edie, dec.).
Predeceased by his sister, Nanette Hamilton Higgins (Stafford, dec.); his brother, Harold Wurster (Pat, dec.); his brothers-in-law, Bill Black (Frances, dec.), Bob Black (Lois, dec.).
John was blessed to spend 63 years of marriage with his wife, Barbara. It was a true love affair.
Together they shared a wonderful life full of love, adventure and fun starting with their home in Kitchener, then Willowdale, and finally Thornhill where they spent 25 years raising their family. They also spent many special years enjoying cottage life in Muskoka with their family. John loved nothing better than sitting on the deck looking out over the water, watching the sun set. They also enjoyed their time in Long Boat Key, Florida. And through it all there were so many good friends along the way to enjoy life with and these friendships meant the world to him.
Music was ever present in John's life. A lover of jazz and the great singers Tony, Frank and Barbra.
John was also a passionate sports fan. He loved his Jays, the Leafs, Raptors, tennis and golf. John had a wonderful career at Roy Foss Motors where he enjoyed another passion of his, cars. And if a car had whitewall tires, well that made him smile.
John had a quick wit and a charm about him that stood out. It's no wonder that he made connections with people that were special and lasting. He loved making people laugh and had great comedic timing. He always took the time to say something nice to whomever he met that day - a little compliment that would put a smile on their face and brightened their day. He was a man of deep faith, a devoted Catholic.
John was an elegant man, always dressed impeccably and had a great flair for fashion that he got from his dear father. He was a gentleman in the purest sense of the word. He will be greatly missed and we will never forget just how special he was to his family and many friends.
The family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the entire staff at Amica Bayview Gardens for the wonderful care John received.
Please join John's family for a celebration of his life on Sunday, September 16th, 2 to 5 p.m. at Thornhill Golf Club, 7994 Yonge Street, Thornhill. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Covenant House, 20 Gerrard St. E, Toronto, ON M5B 2P3.