Thursday, September 20, 2018
GWENDOLYN PHYLLIS JANE ARNOLDI (née Ball)
October 2, 1927 September 13, 2018
In her 91st year, after a short illness at Mt. Sinai Hospital.
Beloved wife of 53 years to Peter (deceased) and sister to Arthur Winnington-Ball (deceased), Gwen will be greatly missed by her children, Frances (Peter Main), Charles, and Elizabeth (Blaine Ross). She was the much adored granny to Alexandra and Christopher.
Mom was a graduate of Trinity College and the Hospital for Sick Children nursing school. She loved her work as a pediatric nurse and continued to volunteer at HSC long after she had retired from active nursing practice.
She lived her entire life in the same North Toronto house and was a lifelong parishioner at Grace Church on the Hill.
She took pride in remaining active well into her final year.
Her greatest joy came from spending time with family and friends, with the occasional glass of chardonnay.
Many thanks to the excellent care she received in her last days at Mt. Sinai. The funeral will be held at Grace Church on the Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 22, reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Grace Church on-the-Hill and the Hospital for Sick Children.
MR. JUSTICE KENNETH C. BINKS
Mr. Justice Kenneth Charles Binks died peacefully on September 14, 2018 at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto of complications following a stroke. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Jean Donalda (Holman), and his brothers, James and Jack, and survived by his sister, Mary Jane. Much-loved father of Georgina (Mike), Charles (Suzanne), Andrew (Bernard) and Martha (Leonard), and grandfather of Julie, Ian, Alexander, Emily, Leverett, Max and Sam, and their poodles, Hershey, Hugo and Lucy.
Ken was born in Ottawa, May 19, 1925, son of Russell Stuart Binks and Kathleen Emily Webster. He attended Ottawa public schools, Glebe Collegiate, and the High School of Commerce. He left school in 1941 and began working for the Department of Munitions and Supply, the Department of External Affairs, and the Library of Parliament. While working in the government he studied nights and holidays to obtain his Senior Matriculation and to complete Queen's University correspondence courses in Arts.
While working at the Library of Parliament he created a weekly column of anecdotes and literary comment that appeared in the Ottawa Journal as "Attic Salt Shaker," and in a number of other papers as "Of Cabbages and Kings," under the pen name Peter Elliot, over a period of 10 years.
He attended Queen's University and graduated with an Honours BA in modern history in 1948, then went on to study modern history and law at St. Catherine's College, Cambridge University.
He graduated from the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan in 1952 and was awarded the Wylie Wood Prize in jurisprudence. He was admitted to the Bar of Saskatchewan and the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1953.
He began practicing in Ottawa with the firm McDonald, Joyal, Fogarty and Mills, during which time he was also part-time Assistant Crown Attorney for Carleton County 1954 - 1956. He then practiced with Mirsky Soloway, and in 1958 began practicing with Dan Chilcott as Binks and Chilcott and subsequently as Binks, Chilcott and Simpson for 30 years. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1965. He appeared in all the courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, on a number of occasions. The deep sense of justice that motivated his legal career led him to help the less fortunate free of charge.
He was appointed to the bench in 1991 and sat until retiring in 2000.
On his retirement, fellow judges noted that, during his years on the bench, he had a remarkably agile, inquiring mind and an academic approach with a pragmatic flair.
In 1947, Ken was an organizer of the Progressive Conservative Student Federation and in 1959, he was named national secretary of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1979, Ken became the member of Parliament for Ottawa West.
He was a founding member of St.
Timothy's Presbyterian Church, first chairman of its board of managers, and a member of the Cambridge Union, Rideau Club, and a life member of the Cercle Universitaire.
Ken and Jean loved the theatre, Broadway, and London's west end. Ken was a loyal supporter of the Ottawa Little Theatre for over 50 years, and was the chairman of the rebuilding effort when the theatre burned down in 1970.
Ken returned to practicing law in 2000, acting as counsel first with Beament Green and then Low Murchison. He retired in 2013. He remained an avid reader and a patron of the arts.
Ken loved a good story (especially his own), a good laugh, a good drink, the enjoyment and camaraderie of many friends, and his cottage on the Ottawa River.
He was a proud citizen of Ottawa.
Service on September 29th at 11:00 a.m., with reception to follow at the Hulse, Playfair, and McGarry Funeral Home, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Ottawa YMCA online at ymcaywca.ca/ or phone 613-237-1320 ext. 5515.
HUGH C. EVANS
Professor Emeritus of Physics at Queen's University, passed away peacefully in his sleep at Kingston General Hospital on September 12, 2018 in his 88th year. Survived by his sister, Jenny Davey (Fran); and his longtime close friend, Ken Davey. Although Hugh never married, he was a thoughtful and adored uncle to Chris (Carole) of Oakville ON, Megan (Deceased, 2014) and Katherine (Patrick) and family (Alex and Kimberly) of Ste Anne de Bellevue, QC.
Hugh spent his boyhood in Chatham, ON, and, following in his father's footsteps enrolled in mining engineering at Queen's, but soon became engaged by the challenge of particle physics and switched to engineering physics (BSc 1955). He completed a MSc in physics (1957) and went on to complete his PhD at the University of Glasgow in "Natural Philosophy" (Glasgow's name for Physics) (1961).
He returned to Queen's, teaching in Engineering Physics and researching in subatomic physics, culminating as an important member of the team that built the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory at the bottom of a working mine, a project that resulted in a Nobel Prize for Art McDonald, the originator and Director of the project.
Hugh had two other passions, sailing, and the natural world.
As a sailor, he was a member of the Kingston Yacht Club, and for many years was an enthusiastic competitive racer in small boats and assisted with the organisation of the 19th Olympic sailing competition in Kingston.
Eventually, after observing that he could get the same sensation by standing in a cold shower tearing up hundred dollar bills, he together with his friend, Sam Lazier, purchased the Islay, an historically important 38 foot ketch. Designed and built by the Professor of Civil Engineering at RMC, it was the first all-aluminum welded hull constructed. Many enjoyed the hospitality of a day sail or the annual sail around Lake Ontario. There was an ambitious trip along the TrentSevern System to Lake Huron including his nieces and nephew and their parents.
He was also a devoted lover of the natural world, originating with the Christmas bird census and trips to Point Pelee in Chatham.
He became an expert birder, and a committed member of the Kingston Field Naturalists, serving a term as its President in 2006-08.
These activities have resulted in an extraordinarily diverse group of friends in Kingston and elsewhere. By Hugh's wish, cremation has already occurred, and no formal funeral ceremony has been planned, although a celebration of his life will probably be organised later. Those who wish to salute his memory may make a donation in his honour to the Kingston Field Naturalists or to the scholarships and prizes that will be established at Queen's by his estate.
KATHRINE ANNE GAYMAN (nee Wallace)
November 17, 1924 September 12, 2018
Proud, devoted, loving and loved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and dear Friend to so many, Kathrine passed away peacefully at the Dorothy Ley Hospice, Etobicoke, Wednesday, September 12, 2018. A gracious, loving, humble, selfless angel and hero, Kathrine has joined her beloved husband, Arden.
Lovingly remembered by her daughters, Sarah Gayman, Susan Silva (Francis), Jennifer Tysoe (Charles), Julie Rose (Bob) and grandchildren: Joe, Steven, Michael, Nikki (Andy), Jonathan (Sarah), Tim (Shanin), David (Rebekah), Katie (Rob), Emily (Jamie), Sarah (Dave) and Jamie as well as nine greatgrandchildren. Survived by her sister, Margaret Moon, brother, Jack Wallace, sisterin-law, Erla and her husband, Glen Hutchinson and their families. Friends may call on Thursday, September 20th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Turner and Porter Peel Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga, (Hwy. 10, N. of QEW). Kathrine's Celebration of Life service will be at 1 p.m., Friday, September 21st at Applewood United Church, 2067 Stanfield Rd., Mississauga. Reception to follow.The family would appreciate donations to Kathrine's choice of charities: Applewood United Church, Dorothy Ley Hospice or the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga.Always an Angel on Earth. Now an Angel Above. Online condolences may be made at http://www.turnerporter.ca.
JUDITH ANN KELLY
1943 - 2018
Judy peacefully passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018 after surviving cancer for two years.
She will be missed by Martin Lilley; her daughters, Catherine, Jennifer and Rachael; their husbands, Kevin, Bruno and Joe; as well as her adoring grandchildren, Maxime, Camille, Sebastien, Luke, Maya, Jade and Ava. She will also be dearly missed by Robert, Katherine, John, Andrew Lilley and their families. She leaves behind her beloved sister, Joan Lee, husband, Jerry; and their children, Susie and Jonathan and their families.
Judy touched hundreds of people with her light, and had many real friends who are all better for knowing her.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 4:00 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 20th. A celebration of her life will follow in a few weeks.
Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
E.V. NURSE (Mae)
On Saturday, September 8, 2018 Mae Nurse passed away peacefully after a beautiful life. Mae was the cherished wife of William S. (Bill) Nurse who passed in 2016 after nearly 70 years of marriage. Mary and Anne (Ray Richardson) were proud of their strong and faithful Mom. Fondly remembered by grandchildren, Barbara Winter (Christopher Fleetham), William and Andrew Richardson.
Mae graduated from the University of Toronto in 1947 where she met her lifelong friends. She created the strong family dynamic from which Bill could flourish in his business, Nurse Chevrolet Cadillac, Whitby. Mae's passion for faith, family, friends, community and the arts was unwavering. She will be deeply missed.
Thank you to the team at Taunton Mills and her special friends who made Mom's last years vibrant.
A Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance will be held Monday, September 24, 2018 at St. Paul's Bloor Street, 227 Bloor Street East Toronto. Reception 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. in the Great Hall, St. Paul's. Service 1:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary at St. Paul's.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. For more information or to place online condolences, please contact Armstrong Funeral Home 905 4334711 or http://www.armstrongfh.ca
CLAYTON HOWARD RIDDELL
July 13, 1937 - Tre herne, Manitoba September 15, 2018 - Calgary, Alberta
It is with immense sadness we announce that Clay Riddell, 81, passed over to the other side on Saturday September 15, 2018 in Calgary, AB from the arms of his close family. Clay was predeceased by his beloved wife Vi of 49 years. Clay/Dad/Papa will be lovingly remembered by his eldest daughter, Lynne, his daughter, Sue, son-in-law, Mike Rose and grandsons, Brendan, Jeremy and Aidan, his son, Jim, daughter-in-law, Jo-Ann, grandson, Tyson, granddaughter-in-law, Sofi, granddaughter, Madison and grandson, Jackson, and his daughter, Brenda, son-in-law, Derek O'Neill and grandsons, Cooper and Jimmy. Clay will also be lovingly remembered by his special partner, Maria-Liisa Barnby, and children and grandchildren, Marcie and Neil MacKimmie (Ben and Layla), and Mark Barnby and Sara Haid (Taj). We all live in deep gratitude for his love and being.
Clay Riddell was born on a farm near Treherne Manitoba, the surprise son of Cecil Howard Riddell and Bertha Maude Taylor and younger brother of Evelyn (Hillcoff) and Lillian (Kerr). After losing the family farm during the depression years, the family eventually moved to Winnipeg and Clay witnessed first-hand that embracing opportunity and applying some hard work and ingenuity to it seemed to 'make everything work out'.
Clay earned a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Manitoba. His first summer jobs in northern Manitoba, where he worked as a camp attendant and cook, set up his love of exploration and the north. He graduated in 1959 and moved to Edmonton to begin his career in the oil and gas industry from which he never retired. He started out as an exploration geologist with The Standard Oil Company of California in 1959. Clay spent many summers mapping surface geology in the Northwest and Yukon Territories, gaining valuable field experience that is rarely acquired today. By 1969 the entrepreneurial spirit in Clay took over and he left Chevron to start his own business, C.H. Riddell Geological Consultants Ltd. In 1971 he incorporated Paramount Oil & Gas Ltd., a private oil and gas company and in December 1978 the assets accumulated were put into a public company, Paramount Resources Ltd.
Purely just driven to 'build something worthwhile', Clay's vision and entrepreneurial spirit built a company now celebrating its 40-year anniversary and his legacy can be seen in every element of the Canadian oil patch. He pioneered exploration techniques in northeastern Alberta, discovering and bringing on stream over a trillion cubic feet of natural gas. That same vision, drive and love of the north led Paramount to activities in the Cameron Hills, Liard, Colville Lake and Mackenzie Delta areas of the Northwest Territories where he was proud of the mutually respectful relationships forged with local communities that benefitted everyone and got things done. And as the industry evolved, Clay continued to be a pioneer, always setting up for the exciting opportunities yet to come. Clay, through Paramount, managed to grow and compete successfully with the giants in the industry, exploring, developing, producing and marketing Canada's precious hydrocarbon resources while maintaining a controlling interest in Paramount Resources.
Throughout his 60-year career, he unselfishly stepped in to lead industry on many fronts, both formally and informally, transitioning to free markets and helping regulators and politicians make informed decisions on many important issues that have shaped the Canadian oil and gas industry and undoubtedly Alberta and Canada's prosperity.
Clay had a calm efficiency in his way of being that allowed him to transition within every day to include all the things that were important to him. He rarely missed his weekly curling night tradition for close to 40 years and embraced his golf games where winning a toonie brought him huge pleasure. It was that quality of just being 'one of the guys' in everything he did which made him truly special and in a class all his own. His kids and his grandkids were his number one priority. He was ever-present as a coach or just a fan at all things important, somehow fitting everything in, encouraging, caring and deeply present in each moment.
For all of those he so humbly touched, it is his family that was his greatest source of joy. His most special times were spent with Vi, and then MariaLiisa, his children and his grandchildren. His lessons came by living example.
When Vi passed six and a half years ago, Clay made a choice to continue to live life to the fullest, a lesson that we all will embrace and cherish. Memories are created when you spend time together and love and laugh and we have countless joyful moments to cherish from golf courses to ice rinks to ski hills to horse shows to Makena sunsets and beaches, beautiful meals shared and journeys around the world chasing adventures and our favorite sports teams, including the Flames.
Clay cared deeply about making a difference to his family first, his friends, his profession, his community, his country and simply to humanity. He became a co-owner of the Calgary Flames in August 2003, when the team was in need of stability, not because it was a good investment but because he believed it was good for Calgary. He was also instrumental in bringing the PGA Champions Tour event, the Shaw Charity Classic, to Calgary in 2013, benefitting hundreds of thousands of Alberta children over its six-year run. He loved to partner with inspiring people with a great idea and the motivation and talent to make it happen and see it through. His business and philanthropic contributions were many and varied; always trusting in the ability of the teams he had the privilege to become part of to make the world a better place. The world is definitely a better place because of Clay Riddell.
A memorial celebration will be held at First Alliance Church, 12345 - 40 Street S.E., Calgary on Monday September 24, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Guests are invited to stay for a reception to follow. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
Our family wishes to extend our sincere appreciation to all the medical and nursing staff on Unit 61 at the Foothills Hospital for their professional and compassionate care during his stay. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403) 955-8818.
In living memory of Clay Riddell, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.
OSCAPELLA, ELISABETH (née Groh)
Born January 26, 1920, in Dec, Yugoslavia; passed away in Ottawa, September 9, 2018, in her 99th year.
She loved her sons Edward and Eugene as much as any mother could. On the death of her husband Edward Sr., then of her son Edward, she devoted herself to her grandchildren, Tanner and Lauren. Elisabeth was as good a person as anyone could hope to be - kind, honest, strong, ethical and loyal. May she now rest in peace among those who passed away before her.
Service: Sat. Sept. 22, 4:00 pm, Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave., Ottawa.
DAVID JOHN WRIGHT
1961 - 2018
With great sadness - and much gratitude for a life lived to the fullest - we grieve the passing of Dave Wright on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the age of 56. He leaves behind his wife and soulmate of 32 years, Karen, and their daughters Shannon, Katie and Lindsay. Also mourning his loss are his sisters, (Karen Wright and Janet Wright); his motherin-law, (Roberta Vice); Karen's siblings and sister-in-law, (John and Debbie Vice, Cathy Smart); his many nieces and nephews, (Matt, Drew and Michelle, Sarah, Geoffrey and Stephen, Rachel and Tracy, Brendan and Conor) - and countless others who remember him as a trusted, generous, witty and loyal friend. Dave was predeceased by his parents, (Sondra and Allan Wright), and Karen's father, (David Vice).
Karen and Dave met in 1983 when they were both working at Peat Marwick in downtown Toronto. It was love at first sight, and they were engaged eleven months later. Their life together was built on love, shared values, a commitment to family, and a 'seize the day' mindset. They were supportive of each other in their respective careers, and over the years shared many adventures on the golf course, ski slopes and music halls. They considered themselves very fortunate to have had many wonderful friends, and appreciated that their life together was richer as a result.
First and foremost, Dave was a family man, cherishing his time with Karen and his three girls above all else. Many of the family's happiest times were spent at their cottage on Lake Joseph. It was here, away from phones and TV, that they shared many special moments including campfire singsongs, a love of reading and time on the water.
Dave especially enjoyed family dinners where he and Karen could simply sit and connect with the girls.
As Dave would say, his love for his girls was infinite. He led by example, and instilled in them the importance of honouring your commitments, and always giving your best in everything you did.
He was an eternal optimist, and saw every experience in life as a valuable teaching moment. He and Karen were tremendously proud of their daughters, empowering them to be or do whatever they chose.
Dave was born in Toronto, and graduated from Western in 1983 after studying business at the Ivey Business School. He joined Peat Marwick as an auditor, earning his CA in 1986. He moved on to a finance position at Nortel; during his two years with the company in Calgary, Dave and Karen made some lasting friendships and developed an affinity for the mountains. From Nortel, Dave moved to Microsoft holding Senior Leadership positions, and finally fulfilled his entrepreneurial desires in co-founding Agora Consulting Partners, a softwaredevelopment consulting firm in Toronto.
Dave was extremely generous with his time and expertise, never missing an opportunity to give back. He was an avid coach, serving on the boards of the North Toronto Basketball Association and the Lawrence Park Athletic Association. He mentored many young women, encouraging them to take up coaching and to give back. At Ivey, he was a pioneer on the entrepreneurship advisory board and its longestserving chairman. He will be remembered by the countless Ivey alumni who were fortunate enough to have him as a mentor, coach, judge or instructor.
Notwithstanding his many personal passions and professional accomplishments, Dave was humble and unassuming, always putting others before himself. He was kind, smart, generous and funny. We will miss him dearly, and his optimistic and gracious spirit will live on.
We are indebted to the talented team at Princess Margaret Hospital for the wonderful care Dave received throughout his cancer journey.
A celebration of Dave's life will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 21 at The Concert Hall, 888 Yonge Street, Toronto.
Visitation prior at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Dave's name to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation (thepmcf.ca), or to Kidsport Ontario (kidsportcanada.ca/ ontario) would be appreciated.
DIANA ELIZABETH WRIGHT
August 2, 1950 - September 16, 2018
Her laughter and smile that lit up a room and warmed our hearts will be forever in our memories.
First born of Sherwood (deceased 2009) and Joan (deceased 2014) Wright; adored sister of Doug (Paula), Ted (Jo), Cynthia (Claude) and Bill (Mary-Enid); most cherished aunt of Masha, Peter (Nicole), Emma (Adam), Daniel (Alicia), Simon, Lewis, Siena and Pascale; and great-aunt to Jason and Jack. She was a special friend to Ken Sketchley.
Diana was mentor, teacher, leader and shared widely her passion for design. She believed strongly in improving design education and practice. For over 20 years she was a volunteer for the Council for Interior Design Accreditation and most recently she was appointed to its Accreditation Commission.
In addition to her practice at Retail Environments, Diana contributed to education at: The International Academy of Design, George Brown College, Humber College, Ryerson's School of Interior Design and George Washington University. She was an active member in professional associations including NCIDQ, ARIDO and IDC.
With her warmth, humour, generosity and kind interest in others, Diana had many friends.
The family would like to invite friends to celebrate her life in the only way that she would approve: with lots of laughter, food and wine. The party will be at the Thornwood Club, 20 Scrivener Square, Toronto on Monday, September 24th, 3-5 p.m. In recognition of the wonderful care that Diana received, donations to Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and registering at OneMatch stem cell registry would be appreciated by the family.