Saturday, June 22, 2019
J PHILIPPE BRAIS
October 26, 1 927 June 16, 2019 Left us peacefully in his sleep at Northumberland Hills Hospital on Father's Day.
Loving husband of Clare Elise Brais (nee Cran) d. 2009. Father to Elise, Eric, Pierre and Suzanne. Much loved grandfather to Ludovica, Angelica, Julian, Alexander, Jasper and Nicola.
A forward-thinking FrenchCanadian, Phil attended Newman House School, Upper Canada College, Royal Canadian Naval College and McGill University. He and Clare began their married life in Montreal and his work with Northern Telecom over 40 years took them to Edmonton, back to Montreal and then to Toronto. They eventually moved to Grafton and Cobourg for a view of Lake Ontario where they became members of the vibrant art scene and had a warm community of friends.
Clare and Phil adored travelling and exploring the world which they instilled in their children from a young age. In their later years this included many trips to visit family members who have lived all around the world.
An electrical engineer, he was meticulous. He always had the most perfectly laid out work bench and made sure each of his children knew how to fix things.
A lifelong gardener, Phil always cultivated well-tended beds wherever he lived.
Phil was gracious and humorous throughout his illness. He will be greatly missed. He and Clare are now together again and able to continue exploring in their new world.
In lieu of donations, please plant a tree, bush or flowers for Phil and Clare.
JEROME CH'EN FRSC
October 2, 1919 Chengdu, Sichuan, China June 17, 2019 St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada Jerome Ch'en was Professor Chinese Republican Period History at York University in Toronto from 1971 to 1987. He was the director of the University of Toronto/York University Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Studies from 1983 to 1985.
He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1981. In 1984, he was named Distinguished Research Professor at York.
Jerome Ch'en was educated at Tianjin Nankai University, National Southwestern Associated University (Xi'nan Lian'da) in Kunming during the AntiJapanese War, and at the London School of Economics, which he attended funded by a Boxer Indemnity Scholarship. He studied under Friedrich Hayek at LSE.
In the 1950s, he worked for the Chinese Service of the BBC. Before immigrating to Canada he taught history at the University of Leeds.
He was a respected and beloved mentor to his many students and friends.
JAMES FREDERICK CHANDLER
With sadness, we announce the passing of Jim Chandler, peacefully on the day of his 90th birthday June 18, 2019. Jim was a loving husband to his wife of almost 64 years, Brenda. He was a model father to his children Lynn, Mark (Cathy), Chris (John), Scott (Zazie) and Wayne (Linda) and a loving grandfather to Eric, Owen, Melissa, Kyle, Jamie, Georgia and Stewart. Predeceased by his parents Tom and Bessie Chandler, he is survived by his brothers Eric (Elsie) and Dennis (Brenda) and by his sister, Joyce.
Jim was born and educated in Barking, Essex, England and was a lifelong West Ham supporter. He was an aircraft mechanic for the RAF during the Berlin airlift after WWII and immigrated to Canada with Brenda in 1957, becoming a devoted, often suffering, follower of Toronto sports teams.
Originally trained as a quantity surveyor, Jim worked in the construction field before eventually joining Harbridge & Cross as a full partner and Vice President prior to his retirement in 1987. An avid tennis player in his prime and an honest golfer in his retirement, he will be sorely missed by his extended family members, co-workers and his many friends. Special thanks to the staff of Lakeridge Health Ajax Pickering Hospital. Respecting Jim's wishes, cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army in memory of Jim would be appreciated (h t t p s : // s a l v a t i o n a r m y. c a / donations).
TONY REGINALD COLLINGS
Passed away peacefully in the palliative care unit at St.
Joseph's hospital overlooking Lake Ontario aged 89 years.
Tony came to Canada from the UK in 1957 as part of a "Gang of Eight" friends and never looked back. After 65 years of marriage he is survived by his beloved wife Jeanne, his sons Malcolm, Mark (Janette) and David, grand-children Lindsay, Chantel, Madisson, Corey, Carly and greatgranddaughter Adalyn.
Tony was a talented tennis player and his family spent a great deal of time at the Boulevard Club and on Hilton Head Island. The tenacity he showed on the court extended to his efforts as a printing sales executive and his belief in giving back to the community. Tony ran the Ontario Seniors tennis tournament for 30 years and was a proud member of the Mississauga Rotary Club for over 40 years, helping organize various charitable events which continue to this day.
Tony was smart, funny and always had something to say.
But he took time to listen, so he gathered many friends and admirers during his productive and long life. He will be sorely missed by all.
There were many good times and funny accolades, which we hope to share with you in a Celebration of Life which will be announced in the coming weeks.
Born November 18, 1927 in Cobourg, Ontario, the fourth of five children, died peacefully June 21, 2019 surrounded by her sons, Bob (Cindy), Scott and Dave (Julia).
Margaret was a devoted wife to her late husband, John Elliott and besides raising three boys, was very instrumental in the growth and success of her husband's company, Custom Concrete.
Margaret was a school teacher in her early twenties, which also included a year overseas transfer to England where she had the pleasure to personally meet Queen Elizabeth. In her forties, she was the president of Milne House of Edwards Gardens at Lawrence and Leslie street. Later in life she was always showing her teenage grandchildren the art of cooking, flower arranging and was famous for her luncheons and dinner parties.
She will be missed by her sister, Joy Crego (89); her grandchildren, Laura, Lindsay (Greg), Amanda (Aaron), Brandon (Kayla), Brianna, Emily, Sarah; and her great-grandchildren, Willa, Maven and Raeah.
Visitation will take place at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 30 Worsley St., Barrie on Monday, June 24, 2019 from 7-9 p.m. with a private family interment to follow at Midhurst Union Cemetery. The family would like to personally thank Coordinated Senior Services of Barrie and their staff for helping Margaret through the last seven years of her struggle with Alzheimer's. Online memories and condolences may be forwarded via http://www.steckleygooderham.com.
Christian John Bertil Endemann passed away June 8, 2019 at The Ottawa Hospital - General Campus after a long illness. Chris led a wonderful life and was admired for his wide range of interests, many skills and fine attributes. He is survived by his brothers Fredrik and Lennart, former wife Helene, sisters in law Carol and Patricia, nieces and nephews Britt, Ashley, Kirstin, Birgitta, Bjorn, David and Erica, and many cousins in the US, Sweden and South Africa.
Chris will also be missed by a host of colleagues and friends in Canada and abroad. His career in journalism showed his special interest in professional tennis which had him covering all the major tournaments for many years and also editing Rackets Canada magazine. He loved the sport of rugby, serving as tour director of the EORU. Although he also worked in the private sector as PR director, he spent most of his life in Government as a communications professional.
Special thanks to the dedicated staff at the hospital for their compassionate care. Friends may visit an informal "Time to Remember" gathering at Beechwood cemetery, 280 Beechwood Ave, Ottawa on Thursday, June 27th from 11a.m. - 2 p.m.
'And Death shall have no Dominion' Ron Evans passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 16, 2019. Born in 1931 to Annie and Thomas after their emigration from Wales (Ron grew up in Toronto's Welsh community), he was predeceased by his second wife, Linda Zwicker.
He is survived by the children from his first marriage with Shirley, Robyn and Christopher; their children, Hejira, Megan and Kim Michael; and his greatgrandchild, Atticus.
On graduating from Ryerson College in journalism, Ron worked for Canadian Press, variously in Toronto, New York and London.
Shortly after returning from Britain in 1955, he wrote for the Toronto Telegram as its Drama and Food Critic, eventually becoming its Arts and Entertainment Editor.
1968 saw him leave the paper and take up a position with the fledgling Arts Council of Ontario.
Serving as its Film and Literature Officer, he was later appointed as its Director of Special Projects. On retiring from the Council in 1989, for many years he volunteered at the Distress Centre.
With his press background, Ron had a well-honed and distinctive writing style, and served on a number of writers' prize juries.
Throughout he was unflagging in his advocacy of the arts in Canada and, between 1960 and 1990, was instrumental in fostering the growth of Toronto's arts scene.
There will be no service; donations may either be made to the Distress Centre or Progress Place, http://www.progressplace.org.
BRUCE FORBES FLEURY
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday June 12, 2019 at Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay Ontario. At the age of 83.
Loving husband of Patti for 60 years. Caring, supportive father to David (Rita), Megan (Greg), Graeme and the late Paula Caitlin.
Proud Grandpa to Emma, Austin and Ben.
Bruce believed deeply in the value of leisure pursuits to quality of life; serving in several positions with the city of Scarborough, eventually becoming its Commissioner of Recreation, Parks and Culture for 24 years. Bruce had an ongoing relationship with Centennial College initially as a Teaching Master and later on its Governing Structure.
"Connemara Camp" was the jewel in his Triple Crown. Bruce will be sorely missed and warmly remembered as someone who earned his space on our planet earth. Good camp, safe trip.
Appreciation is extended to Ross Memorial Hospital for the excellent care, under the direction of Dr. Munawar and Dr.Anwar.
Friends are invited to visit the family at the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home, 127 Bobcaygeon Rd, P.O. Box 427, Minden K0M 2K0 on Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 1:00pm until the time of Service to Celebrate Bruce's Life at 2:00 pm.
Reception to follow in the MonkCray Family Centre at the funeral home. Cremation has taken place.
If desired, memorial donations to the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
JOHN RICHARD JASON
On June 16, 2019, John passed away at the Algonquin Grace Hospice in Huntsville, peacefully in his wife's arms, at the age of 61 after a valiant battle with cancer.
Beloved husband and best friend to Sarah (Boughen) and cherished superhero father to Emily, Noah and Gabriel. Son-in-law of Elizabeth Boughen, brotherin-law to Shaun, Elissa, Brett.
Uncle to Sky, Kohana, Michael.
John was predeceased by his parents Richard and Beatrice and brother Rob. Born in Montreal, John received his B.Comm from McGill University then moved on to achieve his MBA at Ohio University, followed by his LLB at Osgoode Hall. John was widely regarded as a leader in regulatory law across all sectors of the financial services industry,acting for financial institutions, regulators and regulatory agencies and advising on many of the most significant developments affecting the financial services sector that spanned over 30 years. John had an exceptional career in law and achieved the position of counsel or partner at some of Canada's leading law firms. John's interests took him outside the pure practice of law to become the Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Global Compliance Officer of the Bank of Montreal, while his entrepreneurial pursuits saw him become President and Founder of the Canada Compliance Group.
John also had numerous public policy pursuits including Chief of Policy Development and Implementation for the legislative reform task force at the Canadian Department of Finance, and serving as a member of both the OSFI External Adviser Committee and the Department of Finance AML Advisory Committee. John authored many commentaries and blog posts on the financial services sector and has been quoted in articles appearing in the Globe & Mail, National Post, Canadian Lawyer and other leading legal and business publications. In addition, John was a frequent presenter at industry conferences and was a highly respected public speaker, known to bring clarity to complex issues. John also made time for guest lecturing at Osgoode Hall. The legal and regulatory community will miss John and feel his loss.
Outside of work, John's greatest love was spending time with his family at their home on Lake of Bays. A lifelong skier, John went on to become a Level III CSIA instructor. John met his wife at Hidden Valley ski club and together they raised their family enjoying many days skiing at the club. John loved spending time with his family on the dock and on the water, bbq'ing and enjoying California reds and his favourite, the Bee Gees. Despite the pressures of his career, John chose to live his private life quietly away from the city. He revelled in the beauty of Muskoka and the peaceful sanctuary he and his wife created for themselves and their children. He derived great pleasure from watching his kids at their skiing competitions, baseball, dirt biking and many other activities. He loved to travel to ski or escape to the tropics. In spite of his illness and treatment over the past 11 months, John continued to travel. A highlight was an incredible sailing trip in the Grenadines where he was the most relaxed and happiest his family had ever seen him.
John was inspirational; a leader and mentor, impacting many lives through his professional associations and as a father. He was dedicated to his career, yet managed to achieve that rare work/life balance, making time to be fully involved in his children's lives. John's greatest sadness in being diagnosed with cancer was the knowledge he would not live to see his children grow into the amazing adults he was guiding them to become. In the past year, despite the challenges of living with cancer, he got on with living, never complaining and remaining incredibly optimistic. John leaves behind saddened colleagues and a heartbroken family. He was a good man and the gifts he gave his children will live on in them. He was so loved and he will be so incredibly deeply missed. A celebration of John's life will be held at 2 p.m., August 11th at the Grandview O'Meara Golf Club in Huntsville. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Algonquin Grace Hospice, Huntsville to support their compassionate work. Online condolences may be left at http://www.torrancefuneralhome.com
CLIVE DENZIL MASON
Passed away after a brief illness on Friday, June 14, 2019, with his wife and children by his side.
Born in Cheam, England to Betty and Arthur on March 2, 1936, but spent most of his formative years in Llanfair Caereinion, Wales; and very much identified himself as a Welshman. He met his wife Patricia Constance (nee Hallam) at the age of 15-years, and convinced her to marry him and immigrate on their honeymoon to Canada. After a 2-year trial run they returned briefly to live in England, and finally settled in North Toronto in 1961. Clive is the proud father of Paul (Lynne) and Diane (Grant). He is also the adoring grandfather to Candice (Jeff), Cassandra, Nicholas and Joëlle and great-grandfather to Kahleigh, Lily and Mason.
Clive achieved his credentials as a Professional Purchaser and worked as a Purchasing Manager for many years at Carling O'Keefe and Molson Breweries. He was passionate about music and sang in numerous choirs; singing-up until just 2-years ago with the Toronto Welsh Choir. He was a loyal Arsenal fan and found great pleasure in spending time with life-long friends and laughing, having a good "chin-wag," a cigar and scotch.
Clive leaves a massive void in the life of his family and his friends, both in Canada and the UK. A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, June 27th at 1:00 p.m. at Morley Bedford Funeral Home - 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 stop lights west of Yonge St),Toronto.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to either Humber River Hospital or a charity of choice.
LUCILE OOSTERHOFF (née Brind)
April 3, 1927 (Toron to) June 19, 2019 (Montreal) Lu died peacefully on June 19, 2019 at her home in the Maxwell Residence in Baie D'Urfe, Quebec. She was surrounded by loved ones.
Lu's focus was her family. Lu was a devoted wife to Tom for 68 years; a mother to Peter, Mike (Cathy), John, and Jan (Brian). She loved her grandchildren Yonda, Kayla, Cody, Stella, Shane, Mira, and Riley.
She was proud to be a greatgrandmother to Abi, Mattie, Jackson, Evelyn and Orla.
Lu was fortunate to have Bill as her loving companion for the last two years of her life.
Lu's open heart and caring ways were a trademark, she was a friend to everyone who entered her life. Well known for her hugs, Lu loved and was loved by all.
Starting the volunteer program at Beaconsfield High School, Lu worked as a career counsellor for 20 years. She was an advocate for youth, especially teenagers. Many called her "Mom O". Lu will be deeply missed. Her enthusiasm for life will live on through all that knew her.
Visitation at the Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Home on Saturday, June 29th from 2:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. A Memorial Service will follow (222 Hwy 20, PointeClaire, QC, H9S 3X6).
Lu loved colors so please dress as colorfully as possible in honor of Lu's vibrant life. It was Lu's wish for donations to be made to Foster Parents Plan, Canada.
KEITH DAVID POLSON
Keith David Polson died peacefully and bravely on Monday, June 17, 2019, with the knowledge that he had lived a rich and fulfilling life.
He had a wonderful family as well as adventures and experiences enough to fill a bestselling book.
Keith lived by the philosophy that "life is not a rehearsal." He was kind and generous; complex and passionate: immensely proud of his military experience but passionate against modern wars. He admired Churchill, the Kennedys and Pierre Trudeau; loved Frank Sinatra singing Cole Porter. His favourite film was "Lawrence of Arabia," because he knew the history and maybe because he used to be mistaken for Peter O'Toole. Keith skied for the army, ran, hiked and enjoyed tennis. His preferred spectator sport was American football (latest hero being Tom Brady).
Keith was born in Penang, Malaya in 1932 to Cynthia and David Polson. He spent his early childhood with his mother in Santa Barbara and New York while his father fought in WWII.
When they returned to England, his mother re-established old friendships and married Sir James Corry. Keith gained a kind and caring stepfather and then a beloved half sister (Amanda). Post war England, boarding school (Malvern), and National Service (Scots Guards then the Parachute Regiment) counterbalanced his American upbringing and provided the basis for lifelong passions and friendships.
He loved the army experience in Cyprus, Egypt and Jordan and found it difficult to settle down to university or an office afterwards, so sought adventure in Canada where he met his first wife Deirdre, with whom he raised three wonderful sons, David, Robin (2003), and Michael. In Toronto he found the challenges of advertising suited his personality and started an illustrious career in the heyday of advertising, working primarily at JWT in Toronto, New York and Frankfurt followed by Maclaren in Toronto.
It was the kind of career that allowed him to work on Bobby Kennedy's campaigns, witness Jack Kennedy's speech in Berlin, and organize demonstrations against the Vietnam war, Iraq invasion and the plight of the Palestinians. It was also where he found his soulmate Rose whom he later married. They spent almost four decades together moving briefly to Jersey (C.I.), and back to Ontario to Campbellville, living a bucolic life with Blackcat, and dogs, Toby and Harry. Keith's declining health took them to finally settle in Burlington.
Keith leaves behind his wife, Rose; two wonderful and attentive sons, David (Rebecca) and Michael (Tammy); and three beautiful and talented granddaughters, Maya, Laura and Sarah. His sister, Amanda (Lyn), will miss their weekly correspondence exchanging views, and news on his two nieces' (Kat and Julia) travels and triumphs. And his many friends will miss his wit, wisdom and fabulous stories.
His favourite charities were Ontario Humane Society, Amnesty International and Doctors Without Borders. Cremation has taken place. There will be a Celebration of his Life later in July.
http://www.smithsfh.com PHYLLIS MELLOR ROBINSON (nee Alexander)
Peacefully in Port Hope, on June 15, 2019, at the age of 89, after a challenging year of illness. Beloved mother of Pamela. Predeceased by her husband, James. Cherished aunt of Tom, Tim, Jay, and Susan Alexander and their families, and much loved sister-in-law of Lois.
Retired from the Toronto District School Board, she filled her days with books, quilts, trips to the theatre, and her many close friends. To the end of her life she had a lively curiosity of the world around her, and a ferocious interest in the politics of the nation.
In accordance with her wishes, no funeral service will take place. The family will receive friends at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge Street, North York (South of Steeles Avenue) for a Celebration of Life on Saturday, June 22nd from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Word-Play (word-play.ca) or your local food bank. Phyllis believed strongly that every child deserves to know the wonders of reading and writing, and that no child should ever go hungry.
Online condolences may be left at http://www.jerrettfuneral hometoronto.ca.
STEV EN D. SCOTT
Steve Scott passed away at the Sunnybrook Hospital on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. He had been living defiantly and grandly with prostate cancer but was overcome by the effects of a new diagnosis of leukemia.
He will be forever loved by his wife, Joan and their two children Sue (Chris) and Don (Liane) and by his grandchildren Jacqueline and Hunter. Dearly missed by his sisters, nieces and nephews and his extended family.
Steve was a world-renowned professor of geology at University of Toronto. He loved geology, the camaraderie of the academic world and the adventure of exploring new worlds such as the deep ocean. His passion and enthusiasm were contagious and spread to all his students and colleagues - the global Scott Diaspora. He was loved and respected around the world and will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held September 14, 2019 (3 - 7 p.m.)
at the University of Toronto Faculty Club (41 Willcocks St). If so desired, donations made to either the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation or the Graduate Student Scholarship/Bursary Fund in Honour of Emeritus Professor Steven D. Scott and Joan Scott at the University of Toronto, Department of Earth Sciences would be greatly appreciated.
Dick Shaw passed away peacefully on the afternoon of June 15, 2019 at the age of 93, in Vancouver.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mary (nee Cox) and his brother, Michael and is survived by his sons, Anthony, Nigel (Jennifer, children Peter, Robyn, Patrick, and Julia), and Philip (Cindy, children Alex and Kelly; grandchildren Elijah, Colby, and Jason); and daughters, Margaret (Vince Hanemayer, children Ian and Gillian) and Gillian (Stephen Satchel, children Ben and Isabel).
Born and raised in Barbados, Dick studied at McGill and married Mary in Calgary. Their shared lives took them to the South Shore of Montreal, where Dick headed CIL's Explosives Research Lab.
They raised their family of five in Mont-Saint-Hilaire and Otterburn Park, then moved on to Ottawa in the mid-'80s (Dick assuming the role of Canada's Chief Inspector of Explosives) and ultimately retirement in Perth, Ontario.
Most recently, Dick moved to B.C.
in 2017 to be with his children, Philip and Margaret, and their families. He maintained lifelong friendships developed across the various communities that came to know him, with Perth most recently providing a network of close friends he treasured dearly and who in turn supported him through what might otherwise have been very difficult years following Mary's death.
A gathering to remember his life and passing will take place in Perth later this year. Donations in his memory would provide welcome support for the Perth food bank ("The Table") or the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. To send condolences to the family or inquire about the date of the celebration of Dick's life, please contact Anthony at firstname.lastname@example.org.
C. L. SHENG 1919 - 2018
Ching Lai Sheng passed away on June 23, 2018 in Taipei.
Born July 20, 1919, Jiaxing, Zhejiang, China. After graduating from Shangzhong (Shanghai High School) in 1936, he received a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from National Jiaotong University (Jiaoda) in 1941. He studied at the University of Edinburgh on a British Council fellowship and was awarded a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1948.
His teaching career began at National Taiwan University, Taipei in 1949. On a UNESCO grant in 1953, he toured universities in Canada and the United States. Upon his return, he was promoted to Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering.
Ching Lai Sheng established the Electronics Institute of Jiaoda in 1958 in Hsinchu, installing the first computer on the island, which led to Hsinchu becoming Taiwan's Silicon Valley. He taught as Visiting Professor at California State University, Los Angeles in 1960.
Accepting an offer to teach at the University of Ottawa, he immigrated with his family to Canada in 1962. On leave during 1973-75, Ching Lai returned to Taipei to teach computer science at Jiaoda and was subsequently appointed President of Jiaoda. While at ChiangsuChekiang College in Hong Kong in 1978, he embarked on the study of ethics and moral philosophy, which was to become a lifelong passion.
He returned to Canada in 1979 as Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Windsor.
Following his retirement in 1985, he was invited to teach management sciences at Tamkang University, Taipei where he was Professor Emeritus from 1995.
Ching Lai Sheng was a member of numerous professional associations, including the Royal Institute of Philosophy and the Canadian Philosophical Association.
Survived by his second wife Josephine and predeceased by their daughter Fanny. His first wife, Hsiao Wan Sheng, passed away in Ottawa on December 31, 2018. Also survived by their five children and two grandchildren: Angela and her daughter Katherine Morrison, Bernard, Charlotte (Bryan Epperson), Diana (John Hewitt) and their daughter Julia, and Edward.
Born into a mandarin family, Ching Lai received a Daoist courtesy name Zidong at birth. He pursued Confucian literati goals all his life: teaching, research, and writing. Among hundreds of publications, some on statecraft (in Chinese), best known ones include 'Threshold Logic' (1969), 'A New Approach to Utilitarianism: A Unified Utilitarian Theory and Its Application to Distributive Justice' (1991), and 'A Defense of Utilitarianism' (2004). He composed many poems in Chinese, and enjoyed playing the Go board game with players of all ages and competed at an international level.
MARY KINCAID SIMPSON (nee Haldenby)
Died peacefully in Toronto on Sunday, June 16, 2019 after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Donald H.
Simpson; she is survived by her adored sons, John (Maria), Bob (Patty) and Don (Gail). She was a doting Nanny to Cole, Taylor, Trevor and Alexandra.
Predeceased also by her brother, Douglas C. Haldenby.
Born and raised in Toronto she was the daughter of Eric Wilson Haldenby, CBE, MC, CD, FRAIC and Shirley Margaret, nee Hamilton. Like her mother before her, she attended Havergal College. Idyllic summers were spent with her family at their cottage on Rice Lake. In 1949 she married her 'Donny,' a WWII veteran and mechanical engineer with Imperial Oil. In 1959, they settled in Sarnia, Ontario where aside from raising her sons, Mary was a passionate volunteer, giving her time to a diverse number of organizations including The Girls Guides of Canada, IODE Canada and the New Hope School. She eventually enrolled at Western University to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher. Juggling the role of mother and full-time student she graduated with a BA in Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Education. She first taught at Sarnia Northern Collegiate. In the late 1970s with their sons grown, Mary and Donny moved back to Toronto where she became a beloved art teacher at Branksome Hall. She influenced a generation of girls with her knowledge and passion for art, retiring in 1990.
Mary had a large circle of friends and a great flair for entertaining, often in the beautiful garden she designed herself or at their weekend house in Collingwood. A longtime member of The Toronto Garden Club, horticulture was another one of her many interests. Also a very skilled photographer, she captured stunning images of their trips abroad. Both intrepid travellers, Mary and Donny toured the world after retirement, visiting every continent except the Antarctic.
Despite all she accomplished, like her husband she considered her greatest success to be her children. She was immensely proud of them and all they'd achieved. Although sadly robbed of her sunny personality by Alzheimer's late in her life, she will forever be remembered by her family and friends for her quick wit, ready smile and gracious hospitality. We miss you.
ELIZABETH ANN STEVENS
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mom on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Ann passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones. She was predeceased by her adored husband of 61 years, Robert William Stevens in 2016.
Ann will be greatly missed by her children John (Kathy), Michael (Monika), Tom and Susy (Hal).
She leaves behind her cherished grandchildren Robbie, Maddie, Heather and Charlotte Dunlap and Matthew, Jennifer, Luke, Jack, Will and Katie Stevens. Ann is survived by her dear sister Martha Jane (Fred) and by her nieces and nephews.
Ann was born in Toronto and raised in Oshawa by her parents Harold and Madeleine Washington. She received her BA from University College at the University of Toronto, where she formed lifelong friendships and met her future husband Robert. Before starting her family, Ann worked as a nutritionist at Bell Canada.
Ann had many interests. She loved to read, especially the news. She enjoyed playing tennis and golf. Most Sunday afternoons in the Fall, she and Robert watched American football. For over 40 years, she was a devoted fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Ann had a beautiful sense of style and enjoyed entertaining.
Many of their friends will fondly remember Ann and Robert's annual Christmas party.
Ann loved being at the cottage with her family. A perfect day for her was spending hours in her garden, swimming and gathering with her family for a delicious dinner.
Above all, Ann loved being with Robert. They adored each other and made a perfect team. They cherished their children's company and delighted in the company of their children's friends. Ann's warmth, sense of humour and laugh will be greatly missed.
Our family would like to thank the many caregivers who helped Ann over the past two years.
We extend our sincere gratitude to her primary caregiver Cathy Masalta. Many thanks also to Amalyn, Mae, Mitch, the caregivers from Living Assistance Services, Susan from LHIN, and to Dr. Samater and nurse Priscilla of the Temmy Latner team.
A celebration of Ann's life will take place on Tuesday, June 25 between 4 and 6 p.m., 1901 Mt.
Pleasant Road. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Ann's name to The Stevens/Peters/ Bush Fellowship in Radiation Medicine Fund at the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.
HEATHER MIOKO SUTHERLAND
Mom, Grand, Grandy, Dr.Sutherland: Heather lived a remarkable life, one that she forged for herself with determination and grit. She died May 28, 2019 in Vancouver.
Born April 24, 1937 in Hamilton, Ontario, her early teen years were spent in Guyana with her missionary parents Rev BiF Andrew and Margaret Sutherland.
Returning to Canada she was the epitome of a 1950's era teenager: Class Valedictorian; Cheerleader; and Prom Queen.
By 28 she was married to Hal Irwin with 3 children in tow, Drew Irwin (Laurie), Heather-Anne Irwin (Scott Russell) and Caitlyn Irwin (Caius St. George) and had been teaching for 10 years.
With a divorce in the works, she started University while teaching full time and soldiered on to earn a Doctorate of Education from UofT in 1986. Heather's work took her from being an innovative classroom teacher to developing ESL and Multicultural programs at the North York Board of Education, to working in Washington DC as a consultant to the World Bank, United Nations, and US Agency for International Development She worked in over 25 different countries on 5 continents and made close and fast friends everywhere.
She pioneered an e-commerce reading glasses business in the tech boom. Upon retirement at 70 she moved back to Canada where she concentrated on molding her grandchildren, whether that be taking Andrew and Julia Irwin to concerts, traveling with Matthew, Allie and Patrick Russell or going to museums with Magnus and Fraser St. George.
Heather was a very spiritual person, which included 25 years of activist involvement at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Toronto, All Souls Unitarian Church in Washington DC and within the Wiccan Reclaiming Community. In recent years she had to trade her swing dancing shoes for a wheelchair and lived at the fabulous Cavell Gardens in Vancouver.
Heather lived her life with joy, purpose and compassion - and pushed us all to be better and reach farther. A feminist superwoman doing it all, impeccably, with grace and gratitude. A Celebration of Life will be held at Cavell Gardens, 2835 Sophia Street, Vancouver, tel 604 637-1207 at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2019.
Toronto friends: please watch for a September Celebration at Holy Trinity.
HENRY IVAN TAYLOR
"Harry" 1930 - 2 019
The golf club in heaven admitted a new member when Harry died on May 30, 2019. The younger son of two hardworking Irish immigrants, Harry played hockey and football growing up but fell in love with golf. 72 holes of golf with his two closest friends was a normal weekend for the young single Harry.
An extrovert by nature, Harry began his career in the mailroom of a life insurance company and retired as a real estate finance executive. Harry started in Toronto, moved to London (Ontario) then Winnipeg before returning home to Toronto. It was in Winnipeg where he met the love of his life, Mary. It was obvious to all that things were serious with Mary when Harry continued to date her after the golf season began! Together, Mary and Harry raised 3 boys, Harry Jr., Rob and Norm, logging thousands of kilometres annually driving to football, hockey and rugby games all over southern Ontario. Harry taught the boys how to play golf; first on the quaint 9 hole course at Victoria Beach, later at the wonderful Donalda Club in Toronto.
Lacking all taste for sweets, Harry could be relied upon to eat the stale, the over-ripe and the generally unwanted leftovers.
"Clean your plate, boys" was an instruction from a man who grew up in the Depression and appreciated all that life had given him. "Lots of pepper" was encouragement to try hard, go fast and do better.
The boys each married wonderful women, Pam, Lesa and Christy, creating gender balance within the family. As grandchildren proliferated, Harry became a road hockey player with Ryan, Connor and Jordan and a (terrible) baking and craft assistant to Rachel and Sophie. Family, friends, neighbours and acquaintances in Toronto, Winnipeg and Victoria Beach would always receive a hearty greeting and help with jobs big and small from Harry.
Relaxation for Harry consisted of reading every printed word in the newspaper and enjoying a long sauna after 18 holes at Donalda.
While he has left this world, Harry has reunited with Mary, as well as his immediate and extended family. He is likely busy organizing things so when we join him we will be in his foursome! Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Harry's life at the Donalda Club, 12 Bushbury Drive, Don Mills on July 5th at 11 a.m.
Please join us for some stories, some laughs and some tears.
A private interment at St. John's Cathedral cemetery in Winnipeg will follow on August 24th.
HEATHER M. THOMSON (née Lorimer)
October 18, 1936 June 18, 2019 As she wished, Heather died at home surrounded with care and love.
Heather leaves her husband of 60 years, Richard M. Thomson. She is also survived by their children, Robin (Malcolm), Beth (Jeff), Mary Dawn and Richard (Karen) as well as 11 precious grandchildren.
Predeceased by her brother, Donald M. Lorimer.
Heather grew up in North Toronto, attending Oriole Park Public School, The Bishop Strachan School and graduated from the Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing in 1958.
Dick introduced Heather to curling, skiing, and golf - all of which provided challenges and years of happy memories.
Heather, in turn, introduced Dick to ballroom dancing.
Heather lived a life rich in family, community and the arts. She served on numerous committees and Boards. Of all her work, the hours she spent on the phones at the Toronto Distress Centre were the most worthwhile and rewarding.
A service will be held in Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St.
Clair Avenue West, on Monday, June 24 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow.
Flowers are gratefully declined.
Heather requested you phone someone you know to be ill, lonely or in distress. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymiles.com.
DOUGLAS IAN TOWERS
Peacefully at home on June 18, 2019 in his 82nd year. He lived a long and happy life. Beloved husband of 59 years to Judi, and loving father of Ian, Kevin and Megan. Doug will be sadly missed by his six grandchildren: Samantha, Eric, Graham, Charlie, Hannah and Isabelle. Loving brother of Joan and Patricia. His passion ran deep for his family, his friends, his travel, his outdoor pursuits, his Maple Leafs, his politics but most of all for his loving wife Judi.
Doug, a professional engineer, was recognized for his early contributions in the telecommunications field. He will be remembered by all as a strong advocate of the Ontario Wine industry and pioneer of online wine marketing in Canada.
He was an active outdoorsman, with a passion for exploring his country from coast to coast.
Doug was also an active alumnus of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
The family will host a Celebration of Life at Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. (remarks @ 4:30 p.m.).
In lieu of flowers, donations in Doug's memory to the Sunnybrook Foundation would be appreciated.
DR. MLADEN VRANIC
OC, OOnt, MD, DSc, FRSC, FRCPC, FCAHS
April 3, 1930 - June 18, 2019 A man of incredible intellect, curiosity, strength, humour and generosity, Mladen passed peacefully, surrounded by his beloved wife, Linda, and daughters, Iva, Claire and Anne.
One of the world's trailblazers in diabetes research, he trained many of today's leaders in the field. His colleagues, friends and family are forever grateful for his presence in our lives.
Heartfelt thanks to Nahid, Lucy, Niko, Veronika, Yvonne, Romeo and Shirin. Special thanks to Drs.
Chen, Cellarius and Kobulnik, and the wonderful teams at Bridgepoint, Temmy Latner, and Mt. Sinai.
A service will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W.
Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) on Monday, June 24th at 11:30 a.m. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mladen's memory to the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre at the University of Toronto would be greatly appreciated, and will continue his legacy of training diabetes specialists worldwide. Please make note that the donation is being made in memory of Mladen Vranic h t t p : // d o n a t e . u t o r o n t o. c a / give/show/298. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymiles.com.
March 2, 1938 June 18, 2019 Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Roy was an avid fisherman, spending countless weekends at Lake of Menteith and other lochs around Glasgow with his great friend, Brian Dolan. After meeting the love of his life, Stella, on the Isle of Man, Roy emigrated with Stella from Liverpool, England to Vancouver, BC where he spent the larger part of his long life. He spent thirty-plus years working as an electrician for CN Railway out of the Vancouver and Port Mann yards. His time with the CN provided source material for many a comic story. At the age of 74, Roy moved across the country to Ottawa, ON to join his daughter, Edie, and to watch his granddaughters grow up. Known for his love of jazz, his jokes and quick wit, his love of crosswords, and most of all, his prolific story-telling, Roy will be greatly missed by his daughter, Edie, daughterin-law, Gillian Flower, and granddaughters Stella and Grace of Ottawa; sister Christine Bueckert (Aldon) of North Vancouver; brothers Dennis (late Janette) of Port Coquitlam, BC and Melvin (Eileen) of Renfrew, Scotland; nephews Scott and Grant Walker (Jessica) of Port Coquitlam, nieces Lesley Walker of Renfrew, and Kimberly Bueckert of North Vancouver; inlaws Frank and Jennifer Flower of Toronto; dear friends Arnie and Jeannette Epp, and Denis and Leonora Weiss, of Surrey, BC. Roy was predeceased by his mother, Margaret Grewar McDonald; father, Thomas Breckenridge Walker; and his wife, Stella Maris Doherty.
If you feel so inclined, Edie would welcome any stories about Roy to be sent to her at email@example.com. A memorial service will be held in Vancouver later this summer; details to follow.
Passed away on April 21, 2019. A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, July 8, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the McLean House, Estates of Sunnybrook, 2075 Bayview Ave., Toronto.
GORDON F. CHEESBROUGH
October 1952 - June 2010 A tribute to you today: Epitaph on a Friend An honest man here lies at rest, The friend of man, the friend of truth, The friend of age, and guide of youth: Few hearts like his, with virtue warm'd, Few heads with knowledge so inform'd; If there's another world, he lives in bliss; If there is none, he made the best of this.
- Robert Burns Always in our hearts, Your Family and Friends
RAYMOND ANDREW FLETCHER
June 25, 1934 June 25, 1979 Daddy 40 years have passed and you are as missed and loved as ever. Your warm heart, bright mind, quick wit, love of music and height (!) live on in your 5 beautiful grandchildren.
Love always, your girls Brenda, Nancy, and Patsy
February 11, 1946 June 23, 2007 Never gone from our memories, always in our hearts and minds.
Brynn, Lauren, Susan and Geoffrey.
July 6, 1934 - June 9, 2010 On our Anniversary June 22, 1963 Forever loved Forever missed Tipie and family KATE MIRIAM TILEY In memory of our dearly beloved Kate Miriam Tiley, born January 23, 1967 to father, James Henry Tiley and mother, Sarah Rackstraw Tiley, who passed one year ago on June 23, 2018, aged 51. Kate is survived by her father; brother, Mark Henry Tiley; sister, Alison Meg Tiley; Uncle Rodney Rackstraw Downes; Aunt Vera Maidlow; husband, Robert Mackle; brother-in-law, Tunu Sodhi; niece, Maya Tiley Sodhi; niece, Safia Tiley Sodhi; nephew, Jessie Tiley Sodhi; lifelong friends, Patty McDaniel and Virginia Ceni; dear friend, Carole BernicchiaFreeman; god-daughter, Zoé Bernicchia-Freeman, and many others who knew and loved Kate.
We were so grateful for the tremendous outpouring of love, support and respect for Kate from her friends, colleagues and students, a testimony to Kate's compassionate, caring and supportive character. Kate also strongly believed in and supported fairness and justice for all. We love and miss you dearly Kate. Rest in peace, Love.