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Saturday, April 13, 2019 – Page B20


Sarah Whitmore and David Homuth are thrilled to announce the birth of their second child, Cole Taylor Whitmore Homuth. Cole was born at 6:20 p.m. in the evening of March 16, 2019 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Cole is welcomed by big brother Logan, aunts Hannah and Jennifer, uncle Seth, and grandparents Susan Haig, Ian Whitmore and Ron and Maureen Homuth.

Ecstatic great-grandmothers are Ruth Haig of Midland, Ontario and Jane Whitmore of Lockport, New York. Sarah and David give their heartfelt thanks to Doctor Amanda Selk for her compassionate care during Sarah's pregnancy.

Thanks and gratitude also to Doctors Heather Millar and Kinshuk Kumar, RNs Michelle and Priscilla, and the rest of the outstanding nurses and staff of Mount Sinai for ensuring Cole's safe arrival.


Catherine Ann O'Brien Astle, originally from Montreal, died peacefully on April 2, 2019, with her loving husband John Claude Astle at her side, at the age of 84 at their winter home in the south of Spain. Catherine and John lived in England for all of their lives together, most recently in the town of Bury St Edmunds. She is survived by her husband, and by their children, Tiffany (Stephen Docking) of Bury St Edmunds, and Julian (Matilda Clode) of London, as well as by their six beloved grandchildren, Theo, Hannah, Sophie and Ned Docking and Herbie and Alice Astle.

Catherine was the daughter of John L. O'Brien Q.C. and Ethel Cox O'Brien of Montreal. She was the sister of the late Robert (Julian Armstrong), Elizabeth (the late Ilay Ferrier), the late John (Patricia Archibald), David (Gail Corneil) and Peter (Lorna Telfer).

She was born, raised and educated in Montreal, where she was a graduate of the Sacred Heart Convent and of McGill University. She and John lived in London for many years, operating a successful business together until retirement, which took them to Dorset and then to Bury St Edmunds, as well as to their winter retreat in Almuñécar, Spain.

Cathy was a loving wife and mother, doting grandmother, energetic organizer and successful professional as well as an enthusiastic cook and was always fun to be with and around.

Condolences can be sent to


On Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 2:30 a.m., Nonna finished her work here on earth. This was not unexpected. Our beloved Nonna now has the freedom to fully explore the universe with the same passion, curiosity and independent spirit that marked her time here.

Unconventional in every aspect, she made us wonder if she knew something we did not or could see things and communicate in ways we could not. Such was her particular brand of magic that endeared her to friends and mentors in all corners of the world, and beyond. Nonna will be deeply missed by her daughters, Jennifer and Monica; her sisters, Heidi and Margit; as well as her grandsons, Michael, Mason and Daniel. She will also be missed by her sons-in-law and the many nieces and nephews with whom she shared a special bond.

Her friends and family fully expect her to tune in from time to time to ensure all is well in the world of those she cared about.


September 2, 1942 February 6, 2019 After a long and valiant fight with her Alzheimer's, Pat passed away peacefully in the early morning of February 6, 2019 at the Villages of Tansley Woods, in Burlington, with family at her side. Loving wife of Jim for 54 years. Dear mother of Chris (Hadia) and grandmother of Cody, Liam and Zoë.

A Celebration of Pat's Life will take place at Hockley Valley Resort, 793522 Mono 3rd Line, Mono, on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 2-4 p.m.

Cremation has taken place.


August 11, 1929 April 9, 2019 Josephine (Joey) passed away peacefully, in her 90th year, with her family by her side. Joey leaves behind her loving husband of 65 years, Bruce Burns of Mississauga, Marten (Vanessa), Jane (David) and Trevor. Devoted and caring grandmother of Meghan, Jamie, Jason and Stefanie.

Josephine was predeceased by her brother, Ken Campbell; and was proud Aunty Jo to Arlene, David and the late Larry Campbell.

The family, grandchildren, relatives and friends all have fond memories of the summers and Joey's meals at Varasdin on McLean's Bay (Sparrow Lake).

Joey and Bruce both met in their teens at Jarvis Collegiate where Joey excelled in languages, poetry and writing. Growing up in a musical household with ties to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra through her mother (Aglaia) and grandfather, (Luigi von Kunits), Joey was a 25-year member of the symphony's Women's Committee. Prior to raising her family, Joey was secretary at Mooredale House Community Centre, Rosedale.

Josephine was a talented interior designer, writer, alpine skier (Craigleith Ski Club), cheerleader for all her children's and grandchildren's sports and arts activities, gardener, chef extraordinaire and a wonderful organizer and host to numerous social and fundraising events.

In keeping with her wish, cremation has taken place with a private family service. Friends are invited to share a Celebration of Life for Josephine on Saturday, April 20th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mississaugua Golf & Country Club, 1725 Mississauga Road.

Should you wish to honour Joey's memory, the family graciously appreciates donations in her name to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at tso.

ca (donation link at bottom of web page) or contact the TSO office directly at (416) 598-5311.

Josephine wanted to share the many things that she cherished and that were important to her in her poem below: To my friends and family, A little farewell note from me, Josephine Campbell Burns The time has come for me to leave Miss me, please, but do not grieve.

There are many things to do and see That should remind you all of me.

Light a candle - or a fire, Choose some flowers to admire Perhaps my daisies in a vase, Then sit, and take the time to pause With fresh brewed coffee in your hand, And realize it is so grand To wake each morning to a day That's filled with things to do and say.

Take a walk - Go on a hike, Enjoy the scenery on your bike.

When winter comes ski downhill I wish that I could do it still! Play good music - Read a book, And other's needs don't overlook! Take time to visit with your friends, And, if need be, to make amends.

Enjoy a social glass of wine, And dining that is really fine.

Go to a concert, or a play A lovely way to end a day! All these things were dear to me With family top priority! And so, I will miss all of you, But it is time to say "Adieu".


1945 - 2019

Peacefully at home with her family, on April 10, 2019. Much loved wife of Colin, mother of Rosemary (Hicham) and Stephanie (Rui), and grandmother of Jaime. The family sincerely thanks Dr. Stephen DiTommaso and Corinne Boussin of the CLSC des Faubourgs for their kindness and compassionate care.

A private remembrance will be held in Montreal. If so wished in recognition of her lifelong passion, donations can be made in Sally's memory to The Brooke: Action for Working Horses and Donkeys (


September 24, 1925 April 4, 2019 Irene passed away peacefully in Collingwood on April 4, 2019. She was in her 94th year and enjoyed an amazing adventure through life. Irene was born in Collingwood, lived her life in Collingwood and died in Collingwood. She had deep roots within the town and was involved in so many ways within the town.

Irene graduated from the University of Toronto and it was here where she meet her future husband Bill Carswell.

They built a life and family together. Bill Carswell predeceased Irene in 2006.

After graduating, Irene started teaching in Oakville but soon moved back to Collingwood where she spent a career teaching at Collingwood Collegiate Institute. She had a positive impact on many students that is remembered and appreciated to this day.

Irene had two children. Anne (Chris) from England and John (Nathalie) from Collingwood.

She was fortunate to have four granddaughters. Jennifer and Hannah from England and Alexandra and Lindsey from Collingwood. Irene was extremely proud of her four granddaughters and always encouraged them on whatever they were doing.

She even had one great grandchild Austin. A family cottage in Southampton, Ontario was a family gathering place every summer where all generations enjoyed many memorable summers and for an opportunity for the granddaughters to understand their Canadian and family heritage.

Irene has a surviving sister Helen Hayman from London, Ontario. Irene remained very close to her sister Helen and they enjoyed many trips and family get togethers through their entire life. A very special sister indeed.

Irene had many friends and everyone characterizes Irene as a true lady, smart, fun and a great person to be around.

In many ways she was ahead of her time. She will be missed and remembered by many.

The last few years were not perfect but she always greeted everyone with a smile and a laugh. The staff at Bay Haven Nursing home must be recognized for their truly remarkable and outstanding care. A celebration of her life will be held sometime this summer in Collingwood. If so wished, a donation to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation ( would be appropriate.Friends may visit Mrs. Carswell's Book of Memories at http://www.fawcettfuneralhomes.


1955 - 2019

It is with great sadness that we share the news of his sudden passing last weekend, April 8, 2019. Beloved son of Carole Howey and the late Murray Cox, loving brother to Patti Cox (Rob Farrington) and Ted Cox (Judy); uncle to nieces Victoria Graham (Matthew) and Katherine Cox (Darren Wakem). He will also be missed by many friends and colleagues.

Bill will be remembered as a kind soul with a free spirit. He was gifted with a talent for electronics and computer technology. During his 25 years at UWO, he pioneered and developed large presentation spaces to enhance educational opportunities. Recognizing his vision and skills, Bill was presented with the Western Award of Excellence in 2006. His adventurous side inspired him to pursue a career in Nicaragua, Central America; followed by a successful tenure of 10 years in his field, in Toronto.

Cremation has taken place.

Visitation will be on Sunday, April 28th (1-2 p.m.) followed by a Celebration of Life (Westview Funeral Chapel, 790 Wonderland Rd. N., London, N). Private interment at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.


After a brief illness, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at North York General Hospital in Toronto. Devoted wife of the late Stephen Starr and daughter of the late Evelyn and Edward Danson. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Jeffrey and Myrna Danson of Montreal. Loving aunt of Steven, and Brian. Isobel will be sorely missed by her closest friends, Hugh and Birgit Johnston.

Special thanks to the staff of North York General Hospital, ICU.

At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue W., (three lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Interment in the Community section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery.Shiva in Toronto at 27 Riderwood Drive on Sunday from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.

and Monday and Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to North York General Hospital Foundation 416-756-6944.


James William Duncan died suddenly of natural causes on April 1, 2019 at the age of 72. He leaves his wife, Vesna Petrovic, and his daughter Samantha, who were both with him when he died.

He is also survived by his sons Michael (Erin) and Tyler (Shawna) and his twin grandsons, Finn and Jack. He was predeceased by his father, James William Duncan and his mother Elizabeth Grace Gray.

Known as Jamie or Jim, he was born and raised in Montreal where he was a competitive skier, a passion he kept all his life and one he shared with his children.

Jamie began his career in the bond market at Royal Securities in the 1960s. He joined the exodus of financial talent to Toronto in 1970 and began his rise to fame as a star bond salesman at Burns Fry under the legendary chairman Jack Lawrence. He was part of the generation of wise-cracking traders, and he was a man who despised political correctness, a trait that sometimes landed him in a bit of hot water. Jamie possessed a keen sense of humour and was very good company. Behind the sharp wit was a kind man and a good friend.

Jamie was an excellent golfer and frequently played with the elite of Bay Street. Golf was another passion he passed on to his sons.

Jamie was a shrewd investor and enjoyed a lifelong fascination with the markets. Another passion was exotic cars; perhaps his favourite was a Porsche 911 Turbo.

He left Toronto and moved to Vancouver where he ran the firm's bond desk.

After he retired, he left West Vancouver and moved full time to his beloved Whistler where he skied from his house on Blackcomb and played golf in the offseason.

Jim supported countless charities and ensured his three children had every opportunity in life. Perhaps the greatest joy of his last few years was the time he spent with his young daughter Samantha, who he loved beyond words.

A celebration of his life will be held at the Point Grey Golf and Country Club on May 11th from 11 to 2.


On Thursday, April 11, 2019 peacefully and painlessly passed away in his 87th year, with Rienne, his loving wife of 68 years, by his side. Holocaust survivor and Israeli soldier. Loving father and father-in-law of Yonah, Eli Fleischmann and Annette Duvdevani and Ora and Michael Leese. Beloved grandfather of Amir, Sam, Noam, Daniel, Ronen (z"l) and Julia. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Helene and Peter Fleischmann (z"l). Many thanks to the wonderful medical teams and nursing staff who treated George with such skill and compassion, Dr. Grossman at North York General and Dr.

Pavenski at St. Michael's Hospital.

At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (three lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to The Ronen Fleischmann Memorial Fund at Kids Help Phone (416) 586-5437 or to The Association For The Soldiers of Israel, 416-783-3053.


May 15, 1920 - April 10, 2019 Predeceased by H. Rae Grinnell, her beloved husband of 68 years; loving mother to Eric (Sandra), Jane Kelly (John), Doug (Elaine) and Sheila Trenholm (Bill); loving grandmother to Jessica, Jamie, Corey, Caitlin, Jameson, Connor and Graham and great-grandmother to Thompson, Georgia, Keaton, Tristin, Brady and Adeline. Predeceased by her sister Sheila (Hill) and brother Frank (Heron).

Shortly after the War, Betty caught Rae's eye while on a Toronto streetcar.

They married in 1948, and eventually settled on the banks of the Rideau River in Manotick. The river was a reflection of our family. As we rode the current of life, Mom's voice was an eddy of calm. And while it was her wisdom that wended its way into our hearts and minds, it was the undercurrent of her love that held us together.

Dad's government career and involvement in skiing took him across international waters. Mom was the consummate ambassador at his side, her blue eyes sparkling with wit and charm. She was Dad's source of strength and stability.

When her children were launched, Mom devoted her life to volunteering for her community. She spent years on the Altar Guild of St. James Anglican Church in Manotick, was instrumental in the founding of the "Happy Gang", a seniors' support group in Manotick, and volunteered at the Queensway Carleton Hospital up until her late 80s.

As Dad so wisely noted, "she gave so much to so many and asked for so little in return". Their love was transcendent.

Thou hast taught me, Silent River! Many a lesson, deep and long; Thou hast been a generous giver I can give thee but a song.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Thursday, April 18th, St. George's Anglican Church, Grafton ON. Reception to follow at the home of Jane and John Kelly.

Condolences to In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Shepherds of Good Hope:


1924 - 2019 On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, Agnes Margaret Hall passed away peacefully at the age of 95. Predeceased by her husband, Justice Gordon Hall (1990), and her daughter, Dr. Nancy Hall (2011), Agnes will be lovingly remembered by her two sons David (Deborah) and Douglas; her grandchildren James, Hilary and Patrick; her sister Isabel Dwight's (predeceased) daughters Margaret, Elizabeth and Leslie; and her nephews Richard and Terry Hall.

Born in Minneapolis Minnesota, Agnes attended Hamline University where she graduated cum laude in 1945 with a Political Science degree. Married to Gordon C Hall who in 1944 entered Manitoba Law school upon returning home from overseas, Agnes taught for the Winnipeg School Board, retiring in 1950 when her beloved daughter Nancy was born.

Agnes Hall's life was dedicated to fighting for social justice as a fundraiser and energetic community activist who wanted to make the world a better place.

The United Nations declared 1960 The International Year of the Refugee. The Canadian Government joined western governments to eliminate refugee camps in Europe. Agnes helped to raise money for refugees who were then sent all over the western world to countries of their choice.

In 1960, Agnes was a founding member of Winnipeg's UNICEF Halloween program when children took their orange boxes door to door to collect money for UNICEF. Money raised was sent by UNICEF international for children's health care in the 3rd world. Agnes served on UNICEF's National Board in Canada.

While a teacher at the Winnipeg School Board's school for pregnant students, Agnes helped the Junior League bring from Vancouver, the play "Feeling Yes, Feeling No", which is still being used today to teach children what they can do to prevent sexual abuse.

From 1979 to 1981, Agnes was Chairman of the province of Manitoba's Task Force on Maternal and Child Health. She directed the Task Force Planning and Research projects, coordinating a staff of 13. The task force was made up of 70 professional and community members in 10 committees who investigated Manitoba's shockingly high infant mortality rate. The outcome was that the Provincial Department of Health established the Maternal and Child Health Directorate for the province. Agnes presented the report to the Manitoba legislature.

Agnes served on the first board of Winnipeg's Adolescent Treatment Centre which opened in 1987. Agnes raised monies to establish the Winnipeg Women's Health Clinic in 1981. A clinic for women run by women. This clinic is still in operation today.

In the early 1980's, as a representative of Canadian volunteers, Agnes accompanied the Honourable Monique Begin and eight healthcare professionals on a tour of health care facilities in China as guests of the Chinese Minister of Health.

Agnes served as a Board Member of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Winnipeg Region and initiated the formation of the Winnipeg Mental Health Network in 1986. Agnes co-founded the Manitoba Adolescent Inter Agency Network. The network held monthly meetings at various member agencies.

When moving to Vancouver in 1993 after her husband died, Agnes, became very involved in St. Andrew's-Wesley Church, where she was an active member of the social justice action group and the End Homelessness Now Committee.

In 2013, Agnes heard that Judy Graves, Advocate for the Homeless for the City of Vancouver was about to retire. Agnes was pleased with the scholarship she had recently established at SFU in memory of daughter Nancy and decided there should be a Judy Graves Scholarship as well. Agnes raised monies and created The Judy Graves Graduate Award at SFU.

In Recognition for Agnes' dedication to Winnipeg over the years Agnes was appointed as a member of the Order of Canada in 1992.

Other awards Agnes has received are: -City of Winnipeg Volunteer Service Medal 1993 -Health & Welfare Canada Volunteer 1991 Medal - Ottawa -National Mental health Association 1990 Distinguished Service Award -Winnipeg Mental health Association 1989 Special Recognition Award A celebration of life will be held in her honour on May 3, 2019 at the Galilee Presbyterian Church at 1155 Thurlow at 2 p.m. Memorial donations in memory of Agnes can be made to either the 'Nancy Hall Memorial Endowment Fund' (Simon Fraser, Burnaby), the 'Dr. Nancy Hall Speaking Up Speaking Out' (Canadian Mental Health Foundation) or Agnes' father's 'Clarence Rife Memorial Endowed Scholarship' (Hamline University, St. Paul).


A beloved husband, father and grandfather, Wencel Anthony Hubacheck (Hub), born December 25, 1922, passed away peacefully at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on March 9, 2019, surrounded by close family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Helena (nee Nadrofsky); his sisters, Elsie, Blanche; beloved son, William; and son-in-law, Nathan Zavier.

Hub is survived by his wife of 72 years, Bette (nee Netherton); son, Peter (Teresa); daughter, Lynn; his loving grandchildren, Paul (Eleasha), Eric (Maria), Maxwell (Oonah) and Adrian Zavier; and Max Ryan (William's partner).

After growing up on a farm near Kitchener, he attended Queen's University and graduated in 1945 with a B.Sc. Geology, then served for six months in WWII before his discharge in 1945.

In 1947, Wencel married Bette then began their married life near Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. He loved his chosen vocation. During the 1945 to 1959 era, Wencel began his career as mine geologist at the Beatty and Canadian Malartic gold mines, then built and managed the Rainville Mine near Val D'Or.

From 1960 to 1965, he became chief exploration geologist with McIntyre-Porcupine Mines based in Toronto.

From the late 60's to 2002, He became a trusted technical consultant and advisor to Paul Penna playing a key role in assembling the management team for Agnico Eagle Mines in developing the La Ronde Mine in Cadillac, Quebec as well as the Goldex Mine near Val D'Or.

He was an outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed golfing, curling and walking. Hub and Bette had a happy life together with their children and grandchildren. They loved sharing their travels and cottaging experiences at Lake Temiskaming, Georgina Island and Red Bay. He was a gentle giant in a humble way and his mentorship and guidance will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Hub's Life will be held at the Oakview Funeral Home at2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation or a charity of your choice.


On April 4, 2019, our dear Pippy died at the age of 90. She died in her precious house in accordance with her well understood, but never explicitly expressed, wishes.

A woman of determination and kindness who valued social propriety as well as individuality, she carried those qualities with her to the end. Even with advanced dementia and limited mobility she tried to care for the needs of others. Prioritizing her family, she became a professional artist only once her children left home and she had a room of her own.

She was a sensitive painter who made beautiful works evocative of the sea and imaginary worlds.

With her husband Robin, she built a strong, interesting, creative and formative home for her beloved children where friends, family, and pets were welcomed.

She loved tennis, literature (especially Canadian fiction), old movies that starred Humphrey Bogart, music, paintings and sculpture, lovely pine furniture and Robin's martinis on the rocks with olives. Wonderful summers were spent by the sea at the cottage in PEI which occupied a place in her heart, as only a Canadian summer cottage can.

Pip was predeceased too early by her husband, Robin Hunter.

He is always missed and often remembered by us all. She was devoted to her three children, Leith (David Rounthwaite), Robin (Susan) and Jonathan (Nancy MacKenzie). She will be remembered as their kind Pippy by her 8 grandchildren, Adair, Hilary and Meredith Rounthwaite, James and John Hunter and Emma, Lauren and Meghan Hunter. Her three greatgrandchildren, August, Georgia, and Franklin will not remember her; but will be told stories about her to keep her memory alive. She will be so missed by Di Bethune and Bill Boyd for whom she was an older sister and mentor.

We are so grateful to Ruby (who is a true gem), Noriette, Shine, Tess, Daisy and Elaine whose gentle help allowed us to keep Pip at home as she failed. Special thanks go as well to Dr. Melissa Nutik and the Mt. Sinai Family Health Team.

A funeral service will be held at the Church of the Transfiguration, 111 Manor Road East, Toronto on Wednesday, April 17 at 2 p.m.

Instead of flowers, please make a donation in Pip's memory to the Daily Bread Food Bank.


1938 - 2019

Born in Toronto on December 8, 1938 Doug passed away peacefully at Markham Stouffville Hospital on April 10, 2019 after a courageous 11 month battle with Glioblastoma.

Beloved husband of Susan for 50 years. Loving dad of Karen (Pete Hencher) and Laurie (Derek Parker). Cherished grandad of Olivia, Kurt, Connor and Hayley.

Survived by his sisters, Marilyn (Margery Smith) and Janice (Morrow Stevenson); sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Keith Worth; along with nieces and nephews.

Doug will be lovingly remembered and missed by his family and friends forever. Doug felt blessed and grateful for the 60 years he worked in the Communications Industry making many friends along the way.

A Celebration of life will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, 905-727-5421 on Thursday, April 18 from 2-5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Program or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences and information can be found at


The family of Tom Kelly is devastated to announce his passing on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, Fredericton, NB, after a short but valiant battle with leukemia. Tom was born on April 7, 1941 in Campbellton, NB and is predeceased by his mother and father, Isabel and Roy Kelly.

Tom graduated from Mount Allison University and began a long and successful career as an accountant in Fredericton.

He retired from Daye Kelly & Associates in 2004 and began to divide his time between Fredericton and Bradenton, FL. Tom loved walking, biking, reading and keeping up to date with his children and grandchildren.

Tom is survived by his sisters, Joan Cooling and Judy Firth (Brian), both in Campbellton. He was a devoted father to Kevin (Paula) in Toronto, Deborah (Mahmoud) in Singapore and Jennifer (Mehmet) in Halifax, and a loving grandfather to Noah, Benjamin, Jenah, Jayda, Alexandra and Aliya. All of us will miss him very much.

At Tom's request there will be no funeral or memorial service although his children plan on organizing a celebration of his life in the summer. Tom was a supporter of many charities, but instead of donations he requested that "each reader should hug someone today". Tom, Dad, Grampy - we hug you and love you and will miss you everyday.

We hope that you are off hiking wearing your Tilley hat.

A special thanks to Dr. Ruest, as well as Stacey and all of the nursing staff at 3-SW.

McAdam's Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at


Aged 93, died peacefully in Toronto surrounded by her family on Monday, March 25, 2019. Beloved mother, granny, and former senior tutor in French at the University of Toronto, Mississauga. She is survived by her daughter, Françoise Le Gall of Washington, D.C. and her son, Michel Le Gall of New York; her granddaughters Maya, Daphna, Emma, and grandson Marshall as well as her daughter-in-law Dina Le Gall and son-in-law Jeffrey Balkind. Her husband of 54 years, Louis Le Gall, died in 2005. Contributions in her name can be made to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.


1936 - 2019 B.Arch., F.R.I.A.C., R.C.A.

After a short illness, Gar died peacefully on April 8, 2019, with his loving family by his side. Gar will be deeply missed by his wife of 60 years Janet (Macrae); his children; Iain (Sydney Monteith), Lindsay (Steve McConnell), Alex (Simon Davies) and Heather (John Pitblado); his grandchildren; Thomas, Harry, William and Michael MacInnis, Eamonn, Jordan and Niall McConnell, Jessica, Sophie and Thomas Davies, and Luke, Aiden, Ryder and Jake Pitblado and brothers Dr.

Joe MacInnis and John Creelman.

Predeceased by his first born son, Allister Macrae (1960-1962) and parents Beverley MacInnis Creelman, Allister James MacInnis and Edward Creelman.

Born and raised in Toronto, Gar was a gifted student, athlete and artist. He graduated with honours from Upper Canada College and the University of Toronto's School of Architecture.

As a design architect and partner at Adamson Associates he was recognized for his many awardwinning buildings. After 30 years of practice, he traded his drafting board for his easel and followed his passion, landscape painting. For the next 30 years "Van Gar" captured the beauty of some of his favourite sites, notably Georgian Bay and historic landmarks in southern Ontario.

His true love was his beautiful wife Janet, his beloved children and his legion of loyal grandchildren.

Gar was so enormously proud of his family in his own, quiet way and enjoyed the simple things in life; being at home surrounded by his brood or out on the course or court with his many lifelong friends. Fiercely independent and private, Gar was a principled man to the core. His love of mystery novels, crossword puzzles and sports was matched only by his penchant for warm beer.

Visitation will be held from 4 - 7 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019, at Humphrey Funeral Home, 1403 Bayview Ave, Toronto. A celebration of Gar's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Laidlaw Hall at Upper Canada College, 220 Lonsdale Rd, Toronto. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Intensive Care Unit at Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation. Please visit or call 416-603-5300.


January 8, 1944 April 7, 2019

On Sunday, April 7, at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa, Frederick Malleau passed away after enduring Aphasia and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy for many years. He was 75. Fred is survived by Lynda (neé Schoen), his loving spouse of 54 years; and their children, David (Angela) of Newcastle, Anne (Gordon) of Port Hope and Timothy (Kimberly) of Manotick. He was predeceased by his son, Anthony. The proud grandfather of Claire, Lauren, Jack, Leo and Charlotte, he would travel with, and look after them, until his condition would allow it no more.

Born in Massey, Ontario, Fred worked for decades in the printing industry in sales and executive leadership for John Deyell Co., General Printers and Tri-Graphic Printing (Ottawa) Ltd.

Gregarious in nature, his true love was sales, where he could spend his days one-on-one with other people. He loved travel and spent many happy days exploring in foreign countries.

Fred requested that there not be a service. Donations may be made to Parkinson Canada (1-800-5653000) and can be designated in his name to Supranuclear Palsy upon request. Condolences to the family may be made online at


July 17, 1930 - April 5, 2019 Bill died peacefully in his sleep in Brampton, in his 89th year.

Bill was born on July 17, 1930 in London, Ontario. He was the fifth and youngest child of William Paul and Mabel Mary Marks (nee Gardner).

Bill obtained his B.A. at the University of Western Ontario, where he also completed the COTC program and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Artillery. After his military service, he commenced a long career in the Food Services industry, and was a member of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Toronto.

In 1954, he married Marguerite Doreen Fairman in Montreal, Quebec. A perfectly matched couple, they enjoyed 55 years together, raising three children and travelling the world. Doreen passed away in 2009, leaving a big hole in Bill's life - he never really got over it.

Bill is survived by his sister, Carol in Sarnia; his children, Gayle, Carole, and Bill Jr.; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. We will all miss him terribly.

Bill requested that there be no funeral, and cremation has taken place. The family would like to extend special thanks to Faith-Ann Donald (Staci) for her years of caring service, and to the many kind people who looked after our Dad at Peel Manor.

Donations, if desired, may be made to Adopt-aD o g / S a v e - A - L i f e ( or The Knight's Table in Brampton (


May 26, 1924 - April 6, 2019 At the age of 94, Fannie (known to many as Fran) passed away peacefully in Toronto.

Fannie was predeceased by her husband, Joseph and her brother, Joe Galway. She is survived by her brother, Roy Galway; her sister, June Hendren; as well as the children of her brothers and sister.

Fannie, a proud resident of Toronto, came from humble beginnings in Gananoque. After acquiring her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto, she was a trailblazer during her professional career with the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services -Vocational Rehabilitative Services (VRS). She hired people, not based on their academic credentials but on whether she intuitively believed they had the skillset to do unique jobs while trusting and supporting them in their respective tasks. Fannie's leadership created a strong team within VRS and resulted in lifelong friendships.

Her civic pride carried into retirement where she supported and championed many community initiatives. After retirement Fannie continued to learn - avidly reading, attending lectures, and always ready to engage in an interesting discussion that at times was fueled by local or Canadian politics.

Fannie will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all. A Celebration of her Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 23rd at Christie Gardens, 600 Melita Crescent, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations to Sistering ( are appreciated.


It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Nancy McCullough surrounded by her family and close friends, on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Larry McCullough, and daughter of the late Harry and Bernie Wade. Loving mother of Kathi (Paul), Dave, Kim (Karen), Michael and Jennifer (Jonathan).

Cherished grandmother of Ian, Natalie and Aliyah. She is survived by her twin sister Annabelle (Peter), her brother Chris (Jo Ann) and sister in law Emilie. She will be greatly missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends, especially her best friends Claire and Ellen.

No words can adequately express the sadness we feel with the loss of Nancy. We are blessed to have shared our lives with her.

Visitation will take place at Dodsworth & Brown Funeral Home, 2241 New St., Burlington on Sunday, April 14th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

The funeral service will take place at Wellington Square United Church, 2121 Caroline St., Burlington, Monday, April 15th at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ROCK (Reach Out Centre for Kids) In Memory of Nancy https:// inmemory-of-nancy/ Online condolences at


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Winifred Marie McInnes (nee Millar). Win passed peacefully in her sleep on March 22, 2019. She is survived by and lovingly remembered by her husband of 66 years, David Leslie McInnes. Win will be deeply missed by her children, Patricia (Barry), John, Kim (Constance) and Donald. Also missing her will be her grandchildren, Derek (Roseanne), Kathryn (Kyle), Callum and Elizabeth (Lucy, mother of Callum and Elizabeth); great-grandchildren, Skyler and Hudson; as well as nieces, nephews, and the many other relatives and friends whose life Win has touched and made so much richer by having her as part of their life.

Win lived a full life to 89 years of age during which time she created an incredible family home, entertained a great deal, always giving back to the people and the communities in which she lived with boundless generosity and kindness. Win was an accomplished clothing designer, a master in cross-stitchery, and enthusiastic traveller, travelling with Dave, family and friends.

One of Win's favorite places was cruising on the ocean and boating but most importantly following her lifelong passion for fishing with her life mate and best friend Dave, friends and family.

Family and friends are gifts that we give ourselves and there was no greater gift to all of our family than Win. Win always said "It is better to wear away than to rust away" and she lived her life to the fullest following her values.

If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Win's name to your favorite charity.

We would like to add a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Mount St.

Joseph's Hospital and the North Shore Hospice for their kindness and care.


After a full life, our beloved Evelyn passed away at Bridgepoint Active Healthcare in Toronto on April 7, 2019, due to complications from cancer. She was in her 87th year. Predeceased by her two sisters, Elsie (Campbell) and Eileen (Parsons).

She will be greatly missed by her nieces and nephews, Melissa Campbell, Darragh Hunter (Steve), Scott Parsons (Anne Marie), and Alex Parsons (Katherine). She also leaves five adoring grandnieces, one grandnephew, and two great-grandnieces.

Evelyn was raised in Glanworth, Ontario before moving to Niagara on the Lake and then to Port Credit. She worked most of her life at Dunn and Levack, Ontario Stockyards in Toronto, which she loved.

She inspired us all with her love and support of the arts. Evelyn's energy knew no bounds when it came to giving time to the Opera or Timothy Eaton Memorial Church. She will be remembered for her love of family, and her compassionate non-stop caring for the sick, elderly, and the lonely. She was an example to us all and we will cherish the memories she has given us.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Andrew MacMillan Scholarship Fund, 416-946-3580.

Friends will be received for a Memorial Service at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church on Tuesday, April 16 at 11 a.m.

Reception to follow.


On April 10, 2019, Andrew Pollock passed away suddenly in Toronto, as the result of a heart attack.

Andrew was born on December 7, 1963 to the late Royston and Gwyneth Pollock, in Etobicoke, Ontario. He is survived by his wife and best friend, Beth (Baker); his cherished daughters, Emily and Rachel; his brother, David; and friends too numerous to count.

Andrew was a loving family man, devout Christian, and highly respected businessman. In addition to his successful marketing career, he always made time for his music.

With his band Highgate Road, he performed music that he co-wrote with older daughter Emily. And one of his favourite memories was attending the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas with younger daughter Rachel.

Visitation will take place on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. at Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street W.

Etobicoke (between Islington & Kipling Aves.). The Funeral Service will be held Monday, April 15, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Road, Etobicoke. Memorial donations may be made in Andrew's name to the Islington United Church Music program, or Moorelands Camp. Condolences may be made through


Passed away at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at the age of 93. Beloved husband of the late Constance "Pat" Reble (2011). Survived by daughter Jackie Petzold (Aubrey) and grandchildren Adrienne (Tyler) and Lindsay (Chris); son Robert and grandchildren James and E m m a , a n d t h e grandchildren's mother Diana.

Cherished great-grandfather of Amberly, Carter, Parker, Brooklyn and Taylor. John will be missed by his brotherin-law Paul Weiland (June) and his cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

He retired as Human Resources Director of International Harvester.

Cremation has taken place.

Visitation will be held at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of QEW), Burlington, 905-632-3333 on Friday, May 24, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow. If desired, as an expression of sympathy, donations to the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation or charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.


MD FRCPC Earl Shepherd died peacefully on March 29, 2019 at Sunrise of Vancouver. Born January 20, 1929 in Winnipeg, MB, he was predeceased by his beloved wife of 62 years, Anne, in October 2014.

He is survived by his children, John (Verna), Cathy, Heather (Don), and Nancy (Joseph); as well as his 10 beloved grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Eleanor Best; and 3 nieces.

Born at the onset of the Great Depression, Earl was imbued with a drive to succeed by his parents and he excelled academically and athletically during his high school years, winning both the gold medal for his high school class and the 100-yard dash! Entering United College, now the University of Winnipeg, at age 15, his life was altered for the best when he met Anne Williams with whom he formed a loving partnership that lasted 70 years until her death.

He graduated from the University of Manitoba medical school in 1952 and moved to Vancouver to pursue further studies, eventually doing his residency in Pathology.

He continued to excel during this period, winning a prestigious Markle Scholarship in 1961 during which he took further training at Louisiana State University (becoming a life long Tigers fan) and worked in Central America for many months.

As his career developed, he worked with many of the great men and women of Pathology and Medicine in BC; his long friendship with the late Dr. Don Rix and his professional relationship with the late Dr. Cam Coady were sources of pride to him. After working for the Federal Government at Shaughnessy Hospital, the family moved to Kamloops in 1968 where he developed particular interests in medical microbiology and medico-legal pathology. During this time, he did volunteer professional work in Western Samoa and Sierra Leona and formed fast friendships with others who did the same.

In 1981 Earl, Anne, and Nancy moved to Chilliwack where he spent the last years of his working career with CJ Coady and Associates and again formed many lasting friendships both professionally and personally.

He retired in 1989 but continued to be active in Rotary, being awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship, and other community service organizations.

He was proud of his magnificent garden and spent countless hours improving it. In 2002, he and Anne moved to Vancouver so they could spend more time on their love of music, particularly opera.

They travelled extensively during retirement and he made trips to Ethiopia, the Silk Road and Tibet after Anne was unable to travel-he was immensely proud of climbing the steps to the Potala Palace in his 80s.

Family was important to Earl and Anne and they were the kind of parents who always supported and contributed to the activities of their children with their time and money. Every one of his children has wonderful memories of him as a coach, umpire, travel companion, and community leader-these memories are his greatest legacy to us. They were similarly generous in their support of many community and educational organizations both locally and internationally.

In their latter years, Anne and Earl lived at Tapestry at Arbutus Walk where the caring staff provided both of them with support allowing independent living for a number of years. Following Anne's death, Tess Aquilario supported Earl for over 4 years with warm and comforting care allowing him to stay at Tapestry into his 90th year. For the last 11 months of his life, Earl was fortunate to be under the care of the loving and compassionate staff at Sunrise of Vancouver-each and every one of them was kind to him and genuinely interested in his well-being. We are profoundly grateful to all of them.

A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.

at the UBC Golf Club in Vancouver; in lieu of flowers, donations to the Vancouver Opera Association or the University of Winnipeg to the Anne and Earl Shepherd Tuition Credit Bursary Fund are most gratefully appreciated.

Visit to send a personal condolence.


1924 - 2019

On Friday, April 5, 2019, Berenice Barbara Sisler (nee Warne) at the end of a full life of exceptional contribution. She was predeceased by her husband, George; and daughter-in-law, Deanna. Survived by her daughter, Lesley (Lewis St. George Stubbs); son, John; and grandchildren, Aiden, Warne and Kieran.

Born in Winnipeg in 1924, Berenice was awarded the GovernorGeneral's Medal upon graduation from East Kildonan Collegiate.

In 1945, she graduated with a BA from United College where she held the office of Lady Stick.

Berenice earned a Diploma in Education from the University of Manitoba in 1946 and the following year taught mathematics at Dauphin Collegiate. Apart from two years spent in Louisville, Kentucky for George's residency in psychiatry, and a sabbatical year in Lausanne, Switzerland, Berenice lived in Winnipeg.

Berenice was known locally and nationally as a feminist, volunteer and social activist. Her extensive volunteer community work included service to the Resident Advisory group of Assiniboine Park, Westminster Church, the Liberal Party and the University of Winnipeg where she served as President of the Alumni Association and the alumni representative to the Board of Regents. In 1970, she received the Alumni 25th Anniversary Award; in 1990 an honorary degree.

Her association with YWCA was lengthy, her contributions recognized by life membership in the organization and a Woman of the Year Award (Public Affairs) in 1989.

Nationally, Berenice served on the board of YWCA of Canada (1973-1977) and on the Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women (1980-1984). During this appointment, she wrote the CACSW presentation to the Parliamentary Task Force on Pension Reform.

In the 1970's Berenice was a driving force in the work of women's groups to reform family law legislation in Manitoba. She documented these efforts in her book A Partnership of Equals: The Struggle for the Reform of Family Law in Manitoba published when she was 71. After working with the YWCA, the Manitoba Action Committee on the Status of Women, and the Coalition on Family Law, she joined the Charter of Rights Coalition (Manitoba) to further lobby on behalf of women's equality.

In recognition of her work to advance gender equality she was awarded Manitoba's Order of the Buffalo Hunt in 1985; in 1986 the Governor General's Commemoration of Persons Award. At the Spirit of Leadership event (2008), she was recognized along with four other extraordinary Manitoba women for her legacy of vision and action.

Berenice will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother, an inveterate writer of letters to the editor, and a leader in the fight for reforms in family law legislation and pensions.

Her family would like to thank the staff at the Charleswood Care Centre for their kind and compassionate care.

A memorial service to celebrate Berenice's life will be held on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in Westworth United Church, 1750 Grosvenor Avenue.

No flowers please. It was Berenice's wish that donations in her memory be sent to the University of Winnipeg Foundation, 901-491 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E4 or to the Westworth Fund, Westworth United Church, 1750 Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3N 0H9.

Condolences may be sent to Wojcik's Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 2157 Portage Avenue 204 - 897 - 4665


Born August 6, 1933 in Toronto - Died April 9, 2019 in Brantford - I have considered myself part of a blessed generation. I have never known hunger or want. I always had clothes on my back and a roof over my head. Jobs were plentiful and I never had one I didn't enjoy.

I have always had a family that loved and supported me and I have tried to return their love and support. I am very sorry to leave them. At my request, there will be no funeral. My remains are to be cremated.

Interment of my ashes will take place in Toronto at St.

John's Norway Cemetery and Crematorium. Arrangements are entrusted to the BeckettGlaves Family Funeral Centre, 88 Brant Avenue, 519-752-4331. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated.

Donations and condolences are available online at A tree will be planted in my memory in the Beckett-Glaves Memorial Forest.


January 8, 1947 April 5, 2019 Died on Friday April 5, 2019 at Kelowna General Hospital of complications from lung cancer.

Survived by his wife Leslie, his son Jonas and wife Krystal; daughter Gillian; grandson Merlin, brother William (Barb Heath) (ex-wife Ruth Tucker), nephews Mike and family, and Mark and family. Predeceased by his son Taylor Joseph and his parents Isabel and Stewart.

Bruce was an active member of the community: one of six founding members of the Overlander Ski Club and president for several years; past member of the Kamloops Ridge Runners; a coach for the Kamloops Track and Field Club; a long time board member at the Kamloops Golf and Country Club; and in recent years, he sang bass for the River Harmony Choir.

He graduated Dentistry at University of Toronto. He did his externship in northern BC, and then joined a dental practice in Burnaby before opening a practice in Kamloops BC. He also did dental work at the Tranquille School and KRCC. After "retirement", Bruce volunteered his services at the New Life Mission in Kamloops. He loved dentistry and was a lifelong student, opening his practice up to the Kamloops Dental Study Club.

His family doesn't have words to express the loss of this incredible man. We will miss him like a front tooth.

He had many passions, but flowers were not among them. Please donate to a charity of your choice.

A fond farewell will be held Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 2 p.m., at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre.


Alexander Vervoorn, 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Sunnybrook Hospital (ALC) with family.

Dad was born in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, graduated Delft University and enjoyed a career as a Professional Chemical Engineer with Shell Canada and Stone and Webster.

Alex is lovingly remembered by his wife, Margaret, with whom he shared a happy life for 62 years. He was a fantastic dad to daughters, Lisa (Bill), Joanne (Pete), and Shirley (Jim) and a very proud and loving Grandpa to Michael, (Jenn) Cameron (Lauren), Jennifer, Cassie, and Grant.

Happy days were spent with family and friends, sharing his love of the outdoors at the lake.

Dad's sense of humour, wisdom, guiding nature and support will be truly missed.

In keeping with Dad's wishes, cremation has taken place. A family celebration of his life will be held at a future time.

Online messages and memories may be shared at


November 1, 1947 - April 9, 2019

Robert Ian Waldie, son of the late Ian Scott Waldie and Joscelyn Hogg Waldie, passed away April 9, 2019 in Toronto.

Ian was a true original Torontonian. From nursery at Branksome Hall to Brown School, to UCC prep to boarding at Ridley College. As a youth, Ian was an active sailing member at the RCYC and notable snooker champ at the Badminton & Racquet and Granite Club. He enjoyed archetypal summers as a passionate Hurontario camper, and loved to chat of his first summer mining job in Chibougamou. After years travelling in Europe and studying at the Sorbonne in Paris, Ian began to ground himself in his 2 greatest life loves: Northern Ontario and Family. Upon graduating from the Hailebury School of Mines, he became a bright and enthusiastic prospector in the staking of the original Hemlo Gold Rush. Ian's love for the North never waned. He settled in Muskoka and began to raise a family, choosing a new lifestyle so he could always be there as his kids grew. He successfully built an impressive career in Muskoka Real Estate alongside his cherished Sandy Waldie.

Ian leaves a legacy of great, sincere friendships spanning back over 60 years that includes treasured old friends of his Ridley College boarding days.

Ian's genuine, pure spirit lives on in his greatest loves: his four children, Robert John Waldie (Alberta) Sean Kemp Waldie (Toronto) Samantha Jane Waldie/Don (Muskoka), Stephanie Joscelyn Leman Waldie (Toronto); his two grandchildren, Hayden and Charlotte Louise; and his long-time love and best friend, Sandy, along with his junior chess and pool partner, his beloved Johnny, and his dear forever extra daughter, Marnie. Ian predeceases his siblings, Heather Waldie Maclean (Toronto), Holly Reiger (Australia) and Scott Waldie (Port Hope).

Family and close friends were Ian's raison d'être. He was the most honourable, truthful, kind and truly grounded soul we ever knew, and he showed his family the importance of being faithful to that which you value in life. That was his motto. Ian was completely selfless, generous in all ways and that never wavered, whilst being the true free spirit that he was. We will miss him forever, and we are eternally grateful to him that his fine essence will live within each of us as a guiding light of strength, beauty, brilliance and wisdom. Thank you "Waldo" for the time you gave us. You are always in our hearts.

There will be a Celebration of Life at Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St, Toronto on Friday, April 26th at 11:00 a.m. with Reception to follow, and a Muskoka Gathering on June 7th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Muskoka Conservancy or Mining Matters.


February 20, 1922 April 15, 2014 Brian and Jeni Emery family.

Richard, Douglas, Robin, and Madison, Alexandra, Matthew, Paige, Luke.

You opened your home and you opened your heart to us.

We remember.


It was 20 years ago today that Sandra Kerr died from the demons of depression at the early age of 37 years. She was an artist, licensed carpenter and teacher - and a loving person. Her generous spirit still lives.


April 11, 1948 October 9, 2018 A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.

- Isadora James With love from your sisters Lindsay and Sheila

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