Wednesday, April 25, 2018
DAVID EDWARD BAWDEN
The wonderfully balanced life of David Edward Bawden came to a peaceful end at home, with family, on Monday, April 23, 2018. He was 86.
Born in Toronto and raised on a farm in Gormley, Ontario, David attended Upper Canada College and then the University of Toronto where he graduated with honours in the 5T3 class of Engineering Physics.
He spent his career designing and manufacturing electrical equipment which was built in Toronto and sold around the world.
In 1959, he made the best decision of his life in marrying Anne Parney of Edmonton. Together they raised Margie, Edward John, Heather and Peter while enjoying a busy life of travel, entertaining and cottaging.
David was in motion to the very end of his life. As a young man, he was an avid sailor and skier.
He later took up badminton and, in his early 70's, snowboarding.
The onset of Parkinson's finally knocked him off his snowboard at the age of 85 which was an enormous disappointment to his proud grandchildren, Jacob, Carolyn, Faith and Alexander.
They called him Fawd and, to them, he was indestructible.
David is survived by his sister, Mary, (Jim Wood) and predeceased by his brother, Peter (Margaret). He will be buried beside his parents, Harry and Madeleine.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 26th at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. The funeral will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 27th at St.
John's York Mills Anglican Church, 19 Don Ridge Dr., Toronto. In lieu of flowers, a donation in David's memory may be made directly to Sunnybrook Hospital or to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care at 522 University Avenue, Suite 1001, M5G 1X5.
JOAN CAREW BUTLER
Passed away peacefully in her sleep, on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence Samuel Butler.
Much loved mother of Peter and his wife, Cathy; Michael and his wife, Lorraine; Carol; and David and his wife, Janice. Loving grandmother of Jeffery (Rose), Alison (Kyle), Katherine (Peter), Daniel (Kristin), Byron, Johnathon, Natalie, Thomas; and greatgrandmother of Zoe and Claire.
A service of remembrance to be held at Erindale United Church, 1444 Dundas Crescent, Mississauga, on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 1 p.m. If desired, memorial donations to the United Church of Canada would be gratefully accepted. Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca.
MARIE BERNICE CASEY "Bernie"
Passed away peacefully, on April 20, 2018, surrounded by friends and family, after a lengthy illness. She is dearly loved by brother, Gerald Casey (the late Denise Casey); nieces, Sheila, Maureen, Colleen, Judy, and Sue (the late Mark Pogue); nephew, John (Suzanne); many beloved grand-nieces and nephews; and her extended family and friends. Bernice was predeceased by parents, Charles and Lavina (Graham) Casey.
She attended Brescia College at Western University and graduated from the teacher education program at University of Toronto. A savvy business-woman, she taught business and data processing at Mimico High School for many years until she retired in 1989. Clever, witty and funloving, Bernice enjoyed travel, theatre and music and was a skilled bridge player.
Special thanks to the staff at Christie Gardens and especially her kind and loving care-partners who looked after her so well.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home, 467 Sherbourne St., Toronto, ON., M4X 1K5. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, April 27 at 10 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, 50 St. Joseph St., Toronto, ON., M5S 1J4. In lieu of flowers, Bernice would appreciate donations to Birthright Toronto or the Alzheimer Society of Canada.
DORIS MARY CRAMB (nee Barnes)
May 5, 1925 - April 23, 2018
We find comfort in our profound sadness knowing mum is now at peace, beloved wife of the late Douglas for 62 years; loving mum to Patricia and Geoffrey (Nicky).
Doris grew up in England before she married, and they moved to Canada, settling in Etobicoke where she stayed home to raise her children. A cheeky sense of humour, Doris (affectionally known as Tawny Owl) was a role model to many young girls as a Brownie leader in the 60s. An avid gardener and bird lover, she cherished sounds that filled the gardens as she and Doug walked for hours enjoying National Trust gardens throughout the UK. She loved to travel and enjoyed many outings over the years, including the Art Gallery of Ontario and lunch in the café with her dearest friend of over 45 years, Elisabeth Collyer. Doris loved to read; from a little girl back in England nestled under the covers with a flashlight to e-books on her iPad in the Kingsway Library. She treasured weekly outings with Patricia that always included a tour of and lunch in Patricia's garden. They cherished touring gardens around the city, musing about Doris' favourite garden shops where she was a regular at Plant World and the Toronto Botanical Gardens.
We've been blessed with overwhelming love and support, especially over the last year from all the wonderful staff at the Kingsway Revera Retirement residence who treated mum with such tenderness where she lived for over ten years and enjoyed meals with her dear friend, Marjorie Shaw; to Irena Kesminas, NP and all the CCAC/SRT team. A special thanks to Fanny Karolev, Yvette and the entire Thornbrook Home Care team for their compassionate care, especially Yvette for your warmth in caring for mum's needs and the special bond of friendship you shared.
A service to celebrate Doris' life will be held at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke (between Kipling and Islington Aves.) on Thursday, April 26 at 11 a.m. with visitation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
If desired, a donation in Doris' memory to a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca.
ROBERT HAROLD DICKSON
Passed away peacefully in Burlington on Saturday, April 21, 2018, in his 96th year. Survived by his loving wife, Florence (née Warren). Devoted father of Cathy Dickson, Ellen Curran (Chuck), Shelagh Noble (Kerry), and Pat Dickson (Dan Miller). Cherished Poppa of Heather Silverthorne (Greg), Alison Noble, Julia Filer (Derek), Samantha Curran, Tyler Curran; and proud greatgrandfather of Lily. Predeceased by brothers, Jack and Russell.
Bob was born in 1922 in Dundas and was the youngest of three boys. At nineteen he enlisted in the Canadian Air Force to serve in World War II where he flew Dakotas in the 437 RCAF Squadron.
While on leave in London he would visit Florence Warren, a girl from Dundas who had been among the first of the Canadian Air Force Women's Division to be sent overseas. A deciding moment in Bob and Florence's lives was when after the war they met at a Remembrance Day service in Dundas. It was raining and Bob offered Florence and her dog a ride home in his new car.
Florence thought anyone who let a wet dog into their new car couldn't be too bad. They were married for 69 years.
Bob graduated with First Class Honours in Civil Engineering at Queens University. He and Florence built life long friendships, travelled extensively and for almost 60 years owned a cottage in the Hockley Valley that has been a place of weekend gatherings, lots of parties and children and dogs running free. Dad was an honourable gentleman with a keen mind and good sense of humour. He loved music and played the piano almost every day of his life. He was a loving husband to Florence and devoted father and grandfather and greatgrandfather. He had a life well lived and he will be sorely missed.
The family will receive friends at Roseland Park Country Club, 3079 Princess Blvd, Burlington on Saturday, April 28th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. If desired, donations to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum or a charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
WILLIAM E. FISHER
1935 - 2018 Bill died peacefully on April 22, 2018, after a long and brave battle with Diabetes and Parkinson's disease. He is survived by Pat, his loving wife of 56 years; his children, Anne (Tim), Paul (Amanda) and Jennifer (Steve); and grandchildren, Adam, Will, Riley, Erin, Jack, Sydney and Cameron. He will be sadly missed by his brother, Garry (Gene); and sister, Edie. He was predeceased by his sister, Barbara; and brotherin-law, Jerry.
Bill's greatest joy was his family.
He met Pat at McMaster University and began his lifelong partnership with her. He was an active and loving parent who enjoyed supporting his children's and grandchildren's activities and was the first to organize family gatherings and trivia around the dining room table.
After graduating from McMaster, Bill began his career in education as a history teacher at Nelson High School in Burlington in 1959 and came full circle when he retired there as the Principal in 1993. In between, he enjoyed a Vice Principal placement at Eastview Public School, was then appointed Principal of Gordon E. Perdue High School and later Oakville Trafalgar High School.
Following his retirement, Bill continued his interest in education by guiding D'Youville College graduates through the classroom experience in Ontario High Schools. Throughout his career and into retirement, whether as a teacher, principal or coach, Bill took great pleasure in being involved in all school activities.
Bill was an avid sports fan (Go Jays!), and particularly enjoyed playing golf with family and friends. He will be remembered for his intellect and wit, and most particularly for his kindness and genuine interest in others.
Friends are invited to join Bill's family for a celebration of life from 1-4 p.m. on Friday, May 4th at Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, 2241 New Street, Burlington. Memories of Bill will be shared beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Our family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Alexander Place LTC and Doctors Ganesan, Jansz and Lang for their care and concern for Bill. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada or a charity of your choice.
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Philip Bryan Gilbert at age 83 on April 23, 2018, at Baycrest. He is survived by his deeply loving and devoted wife, Shirley (nee Kaylor); his adoring children, Rhonda and Jeff Levy, and Howard and Julie Gilbert; and his caring grandchildren, Max and Lorne Levy, and Sophie and Leah Gilbert. Philip was predeceased by his sister, Adele Heitner; and brother, Michael Gilbert. Born in Manchester, England in 1934, Philip moved to Montreal in 1956, where he met the love of his life, Shirley. They would have been married for sixty wonderful years on June 22nd. Philip and Shirley left Montreal to be with their children in Toronto in 1988, which enabled them to bask in the joy of grandparenthood. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Interment Community Section of Pardes Chaim Cemetery. Shiva 31 Tullamore Drive, Toronto. Memorial donations may be made to The Baycrest Foundation 416-785-2875.
MARGARET BARBARA HODGINS (nee Williams)
On Sunday, April 22, 2018 surrounded by her family. Predeceased by her devoted husband of 53 years, Daryl R. Hodgins, and her parents, the Rev.
Milton and Jessie Williams. Survived by sons, Glenn (Ann), Eric (Coleen), Murray (Catherine) and daughter, Andrea (Scott.) Loving grandma to Kalliopi (Avi), Alicia, Morgan, Hilary, Timothy, Gwen and Cole and great-grandma to Talia and Rahm. Survived by her cousin, Joyce Williams; and brother-in-law, Warren (Isolde); nephew, Myke; and niece, Tess (Guy).
Barb attended Branksome Hall and the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, and received her ARCT in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory.
A gifted organist, she played first at her father's church and then served as music director of the St. Mark's United Church choir. This group became the nucleus of the Amadeus Choir and Barb was its director for a period of 10 years. More recently, she was organist and choir director at St. John's United Church in Scarborough. Also a busy and enthusiastic piano teacher, she touched the lives of many young musicians over the years.
Barb shared with her husband, Daryl a love of the family cottage in Killarney, especially when it was filled with her family and friends, and she had a special knack for catching the biggest fish of all. One of the many gifts she gave her children was an appreciation of the outdoors, encouraging them to explore the remote parts of Canada through Camp Wanapitei.
A gentler, kinder soul never walked the earth.
Visitation Friday, April 27th 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough, ON M1S 1T3 http://www.odgenfuneralhome.com.
Funeral Service Saturday, April 28th at 11 a.m., Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Drive, North York, ON M3A 2J5. Interment to follow at Highland Memory Gardens, 33 Memory Garden Lane, Willowdale, Ontario M2H 3K4.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Barb's name to the Amadeus Choir or the Alzheimer's Society of Canada. Online condolences at ogdenfuneralhome.com.
JOHN J. KELY C. A.
July 28, 1931 April 20, 2 01 8 Passed away Friday, April 20, 2018, after a courageous battle with melanoma, at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, Ontario, at the age of 86. Devoted husband of 63 years to Helen (née Bobinski). Loving father to Donna and her husband, Brad; and David and his wife, Anna. Cherished grandfather to Ryan, Isabella, Charlotte, Matthew, and Thao.
Born in 1931 in Arthur, Ontario, Jack was a graduate of De Le Salle High School in Toronto, Queens University and The Institute of Chartered Accountants where he became a life-long practicing Chartered Accountant. Retired as Vice President of Finance at Industrial Tires Limited (I.T.L.) and Urethane Products of Canada.
Retirement was filled with his passions: friends, family, travel, and golfing at the Credit Valley Golf and Country Club where he was in his 39th year as a member.
Special thanks go out to the doctors and nurses at Credit Valley Hospital Oncology and Palliative care units, who so lovingly cared for Jack. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Melanoma Network of Canada (http://www.melanomanetwork.ca) in Jack's name.
Friends and family will gather at the Turner and Porter Funeral Chapel (Erin Mills) on Friday, April 27, 2018, from 6-9 p.m. A Mass will be held at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church, Mississauga, on Saturday, April 28th at 10:30 a.m.
followed by a private interment at Glen Oaks Cemetery. Details of a Saturday reception for close friends and family following church service T.B.A. after the service.
JONATHAN CHRISTOPHER LONG
April 3, 1958 A p r i l 2 0, 2 01 8 Jon passed away suddenly on April 20, 2018, in Toronto at the age of 60, from coronary artery disease. He will be sadly missed by his many friends and family.
Jon is survived by his parents, Jack and Carol; his children, Aaron and Victoria; his siblings, Steven, Catherine, Jeffrey, Julianne, and Jennifer. He was predeceased by his wife, Laurel. He graduated from York University with a major in economics, and worked at Long & McQuade Musical Instruments for over 30 years. He married Laurel in 1984. Unfortunately, she passed away in 2003. Jon was a major figure in the Toronto music community and touched the lives of many, as a drummer and as a promoter.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 27 at 3 p.m. at Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road followed by a reception in the church hall.
SHIRLEY ANN ARENDS
Director, Senior Vice-President and Corporate Secretary Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
Shirley passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018, following a long fight with cancer. She lives on in the memories of all of us who knew her.
A drop-in cocktail reception will be held on Monday May 7, 2018, between 7 and 9 p.m. to give family, friends, colleagues and Canadian Bank Note employees an opportunity to mingle and share their favourite memories of Shirley. It would be wonderful if you could join us.
The reception will be held at the Royal Ottawa Golf Club, 1405 Aylmer Road, Gatineau.
Parking is available on-site and at the church on the opposite side of Aylmer Road.
STEPHEN ANDERSON OTTO, C.M.
On April 22, 2018, Stephen Otto passed away peacefully at home in Toronto, ON.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the chapel at Trinity College in the University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto (416-978-2522). There will be a reception to follow. If so desired, donations to the Fort York Foundation would be gratefully appreciated.
IAN GORDON POLE
Sadly, on April 14, 2018 at the St.
Catharines General Hospital at the age of 67. Cherished husband of Elaine for 20 years. Beloved brother of James (Nicole) and Martin. Lovingly remembered by nieces and nephews, Eric Pole (Samantha) and Cassia Pole (Geoffrey Martin) and greatnephews and niece, Ben, Eve, Jacob and Patrick. Predeceased by his parents, Cecilia (Campbell) and Gerald Pole and his sister, Geraldine Hunter. Dearly missed by stepdaughter and frequent sparring partner, Andrea Kuhns.
Ian was an RCMP officer for 31 years.
Cremation has taken place.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Palliative Care. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at http://www.morganfuneral.com.
RUSSELL KENNETH THOMAN
After a lengthy illness, surrounded by his family at St. Joseph's Lifecare Centre, Brantford on Sunday, April 22, 2018. Russell Kenneth Thoman in his 87th year.
Beloved husband for 42 years of Lenore. Loving father of Brian and his wife, Nancy; Jennifer Woolley (the late Peter); and Michael and his wife, Sacha. Loved grandpa Russ to Scott, James, Macgregor, and Colton. Brother of James and his wife, Nikki; and Alexis.
Russell was a graduate of Queen's University, he loved competition in any form and played for the Queen's Golden Gaels before being drafted to play professional football with Winnipeg and Calgary. He loved and enjoyed all types of sports. Russ and Lenore enjoyed travelling, skied extensively, and also sailed competitively on Lake Ontario.
They moved to Brantford 24 years ago and were active members of the Brantford Golf and Country Club. Russell was the owner and former operator of Elmwood Ford, Mississauga.
A special thank you to Dr. John Hadley, the staff and volunteers at St. Joseph's Lifecare Centre Chestnut Lane for their kind care of Russ throughout his illness.
Cremation has taken place.
A funeral to celebrate Russell's life will be held at the Toll Funeral Home, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford on Friday, April 27, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. The celebration will then continue with family and friends invited to the Brantford Golf and Country Club, 60 Ava Road, Brantford. Donations to St. Joseph's Lifecare Centre appreciated. http://www.tollfh.ca