Tuesday, June 5, 2018
MARY ELIZABETH CAMERON A.R.C.T.
It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Elizabeth Cameron announces the passing of Mary on June 1, 2018 at Toronto.
Formerly of Oakville, ON. Mary was predeceased by her husband, James Inglis Cameron, in 1976 and her cherished eldest son, Thomas McCartney Cameron(Lisa), in 2013.
Mary will be sadly missed by her surviving children, James, Jeanie (Michael), Lisa (David), and David.
As well as her grandchildren, Dawn, Shana, Christine (their mother, Darlene) Jeremy, Matthew, Evan, James, Luke, Talulla and Colin; and by her greatgrandchildren, Cameron, Ethan, Kennedy, and Fallon.
As a classically trained singer, Mary was awarded a diploma for her singing, Solo Performer at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto, University of Toronto in 1953. She was subsequently hired by the C.B.C. as a script assistant and was there for the launch of C.B.C. television. She met her husband, Jim, there and that is very fortunate for the above mentioned family members. At Jim's passing she settled in at the Toronto Board of Education working for many of the staff child psychologists. Mary will be dearly missed by her Oakville, Ontario relatives and friends; among whom she lived a large part of her long life. Her friends, Elizabeth and Don Besco, as well as Zina Allen, will miss their bi-annual dinners with Mary and all of her friends and acquaintances grieve at Mary's passing.
Family and friends will be received at Heritage Funeral Centre, 50 Overlea Blvd. (416-4231000) on Wednesday, June 6 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral Mass will be held at Corpus Christi,1810 Queen St. E. on Thursday, June 7 at 11 a.m. with burial to follow at Pine Hills Cemetery.
Online condolences, memories and directions can be found at http://www.heritagefuneralcentre.ca
KAZMER KASPERSKI "Sam"
It is with great sadness that we announce Sam's sudden passing at home on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the age of 73. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 51 years, Janet (nee Dawson).
Sam is the cherished father of Ryan, Julie, Laurie and Gary and proud grandfather of Jack and Lucas. Dear brother of Ray, Richard (Francis) and Irene Kelly (John). Sam was a quiet man with a very big heart and will be sadly missed by his many extended family members and friends.
Sam began working at Dofasco as a teenager to pay for his university education at McMaster University.
With a brain like Einstein's, he exceled in everything he did but always remained proud to call himself a "steel worker." Sam took early retirement at 48 and had many arenas to choose from in his second career, such as consulting or teaching or he could have simply spent time on the golf course, watching his beloved Ticats and enjoying time with his family. Instead, he chose to work at CIBC Wood Gundy where he had the honour of serving many of Dofasco's retirees and their spouses. He rejoiced in being surrounded by respected colleagues and trusted friends.
Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street (one block north of City Hall). Burlington (905-632-3333) on Wednesday and Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at Smith's Funeral Home on Friday, June 9, 2018 at 10:30 a.m., followed by a reception at the Burlington Golf and Country Club, 422 North Shore Blvd., East, Burlington. As an expression of sympathy donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, YMCA Strong Kids Campaign or Sick Kids Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
Peacefully on Monday, June 4,2018 at his home, in his 88th year, surrounded by his family.
Belovedhusband of Edna Lisus for 57 years. Devoted father and father- in-law of Andrea Lisus and Rob Lean, Amanda Lisus and David Meyerowitz, Jonathan and Kate Lisus, Nicola Lisus and Jesse Reiter. Dear brother of the late Pat Lisus, and Doreen Gordon. Loving grandfather of Gabriel, Zachary, Alexandra, Victoria, Madeline, Daniel,Asher, Julia, Serena, and Caroline. Cherished son of the late Paul and Hilda Lisus and sonin-law of the late Joseph and Zena Lampert. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Interment Beth Radom Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 3 Hedgewood Road. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Magen David Adom, 416-780-0034 or to support Dr. Heather Ross' research in heart failure at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, 416-603-5300.
JOHN McLEAN "Ian" December 08, 1931 - May 04, 2018
At home with his loving and cherished wife, Dorothee Anne; and their dog, Little Jazz, Ian peacefully passed away. Born in Glasgow Scotland in 1931 of parents, Margaret (Peggy) and Andrew, he grew up with older sister, Margaret (all deceased).
In addition to Dorothee Anne, he leaves many loved ones, his brother-in-law, Bill Stephens; his sister-in-law, Maggi Lynne Stott; his nieces and nephew and their families, Margaret Inglis, Rachel Haroun, Dorothee Anne Stott, Hayley Chiaramonte and Tyler Stott; as well as his extended family, the Gorlitz family, all grieving the loss of Ian.
A keen cyclist and soccer player in his youth, Ian enjoyed success in both, as well as scholastically.
Music was a major interest of his (at 10 years old, he sang for the troops in Glasgow, where his father was approached by Anthony Newley's agent to sign Ian to a contract, but Andrew declined), won several awards for his musical and singing talents and later in his teens and early twenties, fronted a trio on Saturdays at a local cafe as a guitarist and vocalist.
Ian began his career in the Insurance Brokerage business at the age of 15 (in short pants!), later winning top student in the Insurance exams in Britain. Then, at 24, was selected over many competitors by a British Insurance firm to open and manage an office in Canada, due in part to his novel method of responding to their advertisement.
He later worked for Reed Shaw McNaught in Toronto, where he became a Junior Partner and was well known in the industry for his expertise in placing insurance on high risk projects, the last of which was the CN Tower, in concert with another well-known brokerage firm. During those years he also worked for a short time as the in-house Insurance Manager for Foundation Company, before returning to Reed's.
A mid-life crisis brought him back to his first love - music - and with Dorothee Anne's encouragement and support, he began his second career writing lyrics and music, with some success. Tony Orlando and Dawn recorded one of his songs on probably the only album of theirs that didn't go gold and during the Watergate time his song "Has Anybody Here Seen America" ("she was with you yesterday"... once again timely) was deemed too political for the recording company who had the rights to it.
He was contracted by Bill Meloche of Meloche Marketing to write, produce and perform in Industrial shows for their A List clients, which included American Express USA, American Express Canada, Labatts, Air Canada, Hiram Walker, CP Hotels to name just a few, enjoying great success. His Willy Nelson shtick was a big hit with these audiences!! In 1995, Ian and Dorothee Anne retired to Collingwood, where they enjoyed a wonderful new life (daily golf for Ian in the summers, skiing for D.A. and snowshoeing for both in the winters) and wonderful new friends and neighbours, but always keeping in touch with their good friends and neighbours from their past.
Ian was extremely well liked and respected for his integrity and decency and will be missed for his always interesting conversation, his wit, his entertainment at Golf Club functions playing his vibraphone and singing and, for his impeccable taste in wardrobe.
At Ian's request, there was no funeral service or celebration of life. However, there will be a "Drop in, Charge Your Glasses and Share Your Memories of Ian" Sunday, August 12th, between 1 and 4 p.m. at his home at 6 Osler Crescent, Collingwood, L9Y 3C1. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital or to the Georgian Triangle Humane Society or, to your favourite charity. Arrangements entrusted to Chatterson Funeral Home, Collingwood.
ROLAND PENNER C.M., O.M., Q.C.
It is with great sadness that the family of Roland Penner announces that on May 31, 2018 he died from complications following a broken ankle. His loving family was by his side.
Roland was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on July 30, 1924 to Jacob Penner and Rose Shapack, and was raised in Winnipeg's vibrant North End. At 19, he joined the army and served in Europe during World War II in the Canadian artillery. After the war, Roland enrolled at the University of Manitoba, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree and an LL.B.
Following in the footsteps of his parents, Roland was actively involved in left-wing politics, initially with the communist Labor-Progressive Party and later in life with the New Democratic Party.
He spent his undergraduate days immersed in campus political and cultural activities, including being a prominent member of the Debating Society, organizing numerous political meetings on and off-campus, writing prodigiously for the student newspaper and several communist publications, and pursuing his first love, progressive theatre.
Roland graduated from the University of Manitoba Law School and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1961. He soon took up an offer from Joe Zuken, a prominent city councilor and communist, to practice with him and his partners, primarily in the field of criminal law. Also in the 1950s, Roland and his first wife Addie helped manage the Co-op Bookstore on Winnipeg's Main St. and promoted numerous concerts by some of the era's prominent folk and political musicians, including Peter Seeger, Miriam Makeba, and Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee.
While still practicing law, Roland began his teaching career at the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Law in 1967. He was a Professor of Law from 1972 to 2009, teaching courses in constitutional law, criminal law, labour law, evidence, and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. From 1972 to 1978, he acted as the Founding Chair and President of Manitoba's new Legal Aid system, during which time he helped lay the groundwork for a legal aid system that is still considered one of the best in Canada. From 1979 to 1980, Roland was president of the Canadian Association of University Teachers. He served as Dean of the U of M Faculty of Law between 1989 and 1994 and was a Senior Scholar with the faculty right up until his death.
Taking yet another adventurous career trajectory, Roland was elected as an NDP member of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly in 1981. He served in the government of Howard Pawley until 1987 as Attorney General, Chair of the Treasury Board, Government House Leader, Minister of Education, Minister responsible for the administration of The Liquor Control Act, Minister responsible for Constitutional Affairs and Minster of Consumer and Corporate Affairs. As Attorney General, Roland introduced human rights legislation in Manitoba, championing the inclusion of sexual orientation as a prohibited ground of discrimination. The Human Rights Code came into force in 1987, a ground-breaking achievement of which he was always justifiably proud.
Author of three books, Roland recently completed a biography of Hugh Amos Robson, founder of the Manitoba Law School in 1914, which will be published next Fall.
Roland's lifetime of fighting for social justice and human rights earned him numerous awards and accolades, including being appointed Queen's Council (1972), the Order of Canada (2000) the Order of Manitoba (2014) and the Canadian Bar Association's Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Community Ally Award (2016).
Roland is survived and lovingly remembered by his twin sister, Ruth; wife, Janet; first wife, Addie; daughters, Kathy (Rollin), Anna (Meredith) and Pen; sons, Dan (Marnie) and Paul; grandchildren, Cassidy (Gillian), Claire (Vic), David (Pam), Emily (Michael), Micah and Asher; step-grandchildren, James (Jasmine), Brett, Vic (Brendan) and Sam (Chris); great-grandchildren, Jude and Araiyah, and an extended family of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Walter, Norman and Alfred; and sister, Norma.
Roland was a brilliant raconteur and debater, known for his wit, fierce intelligence, and gregarious nature. Ever the optimist, he was resilient and determined to live his life to the fullest. The day he broke his ankle, he was trying very hard to make it to his bridge game in spite of the mountains of snow left from the previous day's blizzard.
Roland was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by his family, and many friends and colleagues.
A private cremation will be held with a celebration of life to be announced at a later date.
Roland's family extends thanks to the medical staff at Concordia and Seven Oaks Hospitals who attended him.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Roland's memory can be made to the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra or the Council of Canadians.
Neil Bardal Funeral Centre 204-949-2200 neilbardalinc.com INA McCLELLAND Peacefully surrounded by the love of her family, at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Sunday morning, June 3, 2018.
Ina Elizabeth McClelland (nee Taylor), of Owen Sound, at the age of 98 years. Cherished wife of the late Kenneth McClelland (1999). Dearly loved mother of Catherine McClelland (Rick Grant) and Elizabeth Glass (Iain). Elegant and devoted grandmother of Kenneth, Catherine "Katie", David and Alexandra.
Ina was born on March 30, 1920 in Tofield, Alberta and moved to Owen Sound at the age of 4 years into the care of her uncle and aunt, Robert and Ada Chalmers. She was a graduate of Dufferin School, the O.S.C.V.I. and Stratford Normal School.
She taught elementary school at Garry Owen School in Sydenham Township and Dufferin Public School with a focus on teaching grade one children to read.
Ina was a founding member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church and Baker Street Women's Club.
A staunch Presbyterian, a crack bridge player, and a true and loyal friend who embraced every life stage and change with optimism and fortitude.
Thanks to Anna, Delores and Betty for seeing her through.
Onward and upward.
A Graveside Service for Ina McClelland will be held at Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound, on Wednesday, June 6th at 12:00 noon with Rev. Ted Creen officiating. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the charity of your choice as your expression of sympathy and may be made through the Brian E.
Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 3X8 (519-376-7492).
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online at http://www.woodfuneralhome.ca.
DR. KENNETH NORMAN SMITH
Suddenly passed away at the St.
Mary's General Hospital on Friday, June 1, 2018. Loving husband to Colleen Ireland. Predeceased by his first wife, Patricia (nee Ireland) (1998). Devoted and loving father of David (Lois), Dan, and Valerie (Andrew) Friedel. Also fondly remembered by his stepdaughters, Samantha Knudson (Tomasz Krol) and Jessica Arnold (Joseph). Sadly missed by his 10 grandchildren, Tyler (Nadia), Alanna, Warren, Melissa, Michael, Eric, Heather, Marcus, Isaac, and Avery. Survived by his sister, Sally Rogers and his brothers, Michael and Larry. Sadly missed by his sister-in-law, Dianne Whiteside. Predeceased by his brother, James.
Ken will be best remembered as having a distinguished career as a consulting engineer and professor of Civil Engineering with the University of Waterloo. Designer of award winning bridges which can be found across the province.
Family and friends will be received at the Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 2723 Victoria St. N. Breslau 519-904-0400 on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 6 - 8 p.m. and on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 9:30 - 11 a.m. A celebration of Ken's life will be held in the funeral home Chapel on Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment of ashes to take place at the Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Ken's memory can be made to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre c/o Grand River Hospital Foundation.
If so desired a book of online condolences may be signed at http://www.memorycemetery.ca.