Tuesday, January 23, 2018
On Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Toronto General Hospital.
Beloved husband of Carol. Loving father and father-in-law of Tim and Nancy Barkin, Jeffrey and Karen Barkin, Risa Barkin Worth, and Robert and Lisa Barkin. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Miriam Marks, and Sharon and Mel Shiffman. Dear brother-in-law of Joel and Catherine Kohm.
Devoted grandfather of Jack, Ethan, Daniel, Slater, Jake, Halle, and the late Eden Worth.
At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Interment in the Temple Sinai section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 54 Old Forest Hill Road, Toronto.
Memorial donations may be made to the Martin Barkin Chair in Urological Research at U of T 416-978-4296, Sunnybrook Hospital Fundation 416-480-4483, or to a charity of your choice.
MARY WINNIFRED CRAWFORD 1931 -2018
Mary Crawford (née Lang) died peacefully on January 20, 2018 following a brave and challenging journey in recent years through Alzheimer's disease and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.
She leaves her beloved and loving family: daughters, Jane Crawford (Brian Hayes), Ann Crawford (Dan Blais) and Sarah Crawford (David Kirkwood); grandchildren, David Benson, Joseph Benson, Noah Benson, Robin Hayes, Ellen Hayes and Neil Hayes. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of almost 60 years, Wilmer Crawford. She was also predeceased by her dear sister, Margaret Bethune; and brother, Don Lang. Mary also leaves cherished nieces, nephews, in-laws and many loyal and loving friends.
Mary lived a long and happy life filled with love and engagement.
She graduated from McMaster University where she met Wilmer, and thus began a lifelong partnership and love. Their marriage was and will always be an inspiration to their children.
Mary embraced and excelled in her jobs of wife, mother and active community volunteer in Winnipeg, Hamilton, Montreal and Toronto. She and Wilmer created warm, beautiful and inviting homes where family and friends were always welcomed.
"Grammy and Grandad" spent many special years in retirement at their Staney Brae cottage, where grandchildren, family and friends gathered together under the same roof. Mary was an avid second-generation gardener, creating and tending gorgeous home gardens. She was an avid reader and passed on her book-loving ways to her kids.
A wonderful cook, family dinners were important to Mary and she always created wonderful meals.
Mary's laughter and love of life were gifts to family, friends and all who shared her path.
We are especially grateful to our mother's team of caregivers who provided loving care and companionship in her last years; thank-you Jeremay, Tessa, Marisa, Gemma, Nemia and Mary.
We are also thankful to Betty Daignault and the entire staff at The Teddington who provided a warm and supportive home to her in the past year. Deep thanks and appreciation to Dr. Russell Goldman and the entire team of nurses and doctors who provided excellent palliative care for Mary in her final days.
A memorial service will take place at Mt. Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Road (east gate entrance), on Friday, January 26 at noon. Reception to follow.
Donations may be made to: The Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care at Mt. Sinai Hospital (416-586-8203) (tlcpc.org).
ROBERT DOUGLAS GILLESPIE "SID"
Born in Colborne, Ontario : November 10, 1931 Passed away: January 16, 2018
Sid is survived by Marion, his devoted wife and partner of 62 years; his daughters, Susan (Alec Zimmerman) and Cynthia (Stephen Shea); grandchildren, Jason Prendergast (Amanda Griffis), Blake Prendergast, Lily MacLeod and Calder MacLeod; step-grandchildren, Megan Shea and Caragh Shea; and sister-inlaw, Dr. Margaret MacMurdo McMillan (widow of Alan); and was predeceased by his brothers, Bill and Don.
Born to William S. Gillespie and Ruby (née Grant), Sid was raised on the family farm on Shelter Valley Road near Grafton, Ontario, which he continued to maintain and enjoy with Marion and the family until his death. A student of the local one-room schoolhouse, Sid's character was shaped early on: hard-working, self-reliant, humbly self-confident, patient, generous, principled, a man of faith oriented toward his community and his family. Sid was understanding of others, but demanding of himself. A gentleman through and through.
Naturally adept at maths and sciences, Sid attended the Royal Military College, earning his wings as a navigator and graduating with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering.
It was while spending his summers posted to Navigation School in Summerside, PEI that he met Marion MacMurdo at a golf course. They were married on the first weekend following Sid's graduation from RMC in 1955. Thus began their lifetime together, often spent on the golf courses of PEI and with their friends at Thornhill Golf and Country Club, where he served as President in 1976.
Sid obtained his engineering degree, and later his MBA, from the University of Toronto, and while there was recommended by a professor to Jim MacLaren of James F. MacLaren Ltd., then one of Canada's largest environmental consulting companies. Sid remained at MacLaren for 27 years, becoming President in 1978.
He founded MacViro Consultants Inc. in 1989, serving as its President until he retired in 2006.
Owing to Sid's unquestioned integrity, he was retained by Cole Engineering in 2009 to provide advice and guidance to its senior management team, serving for 7 years until finally retiring at age 85.
Sid was recognized by the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada with the Beaubien Award for his outstanding contributions to that Association and the advancement of consulting engineering in Canada. He also served on several committees established by the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario. Sid was ahead of his time in his focus on environmental concerns and many of the modern comforts of city life, including sanitary water supply, sewage treatment plants and municipal heating systems, were built under his supervision at home and abroad.
Sid will be remembered by the staff and community of Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, the home to his faith, to which he offered decades of service as Clerk of Session, Deputy Chair of the Board of Trustees and a member of the Council.
The family would like to thank Dr. Ken Gamble and Dr. Srikala Sridhar for the care and comfort that they offered Sid.
A visitation will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W.
Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23rd. Please join us for a funeral service in Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24th, with reception to follow in the Flora McCrea Eaton Auditorium. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Timothy Eaton Memorial Church or to Prostate Cancer Canada. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
RUSSELL ALBERT NEALE "Rus"
Passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018 in Toronto, in his 90th year.
Rus was predeceased by his beloved wife of 49 years, Patricia (2001); and his parents, Albert and Gladys Neale. Devoted father to Pamela (John), David (Kelly), and Jeffrey (Seow). Loving grandfather to Baba's "first draft" Blue Jays: Erin (Ryan), Gregory (Nicole), Heather, Katelyn, and Patrick. Loving great-grandfather to Big Baba's "second draft" Blue Jays: Avery, Callum, Reagan, Sophie, and Neil.
Rus loved family first, followed by reading, history, playing hockey and baseball, and the Toronto Blue Jays. When his grandchildren were young, he attended all their games and recitals, enthusiastically participating in the bleachers, soon becoming known to all by his chants! As a young man, Rus worked with his father Albert in his Long Branch butcher shop, Park Meat Market. His successful life insurance sales career with Confederation Life began in the 1950s, followed by a financial services practice with his son, David, well into his 80s.
The family wishes to thank loving caregivers Anabelle and Gleanard for their devoted care, and staff from Walden Circle Retirement Community in Mississauga, and Baycrest Health Sciences in Toronto.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Peel Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy 10 N of QEW), on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 11 a.m. If desired, please consider a donation in Rus' memory to Baycrest Health Sciences: http:// http://www.baycrest.org/give/ Online condolences may be made through http://www.turnerporter.ca
JOHN HESLOP RUTHERFORD
B.Comm, CA September 28, 1930 January 17, 2018 (Aged 87) Passed away suddenly at his home in St. John's, Newfoundland on January 17, 2018. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Anne (Hethrington).
Survived by his daughters, Margaret (Dean Van Hooydonk), Patricia (Tom Beshoff); his grandson, Graham Mercier; and sister, Margaret Hill, and her daughters in the UK.
John will be greatly missed by all who knew him for his brilliant mind, wit, generosity and kind heart. He always had a story to tell, complete with relevant literary and historic references.
John was originally from Northern England and made Canada his home in the late 1950s, after detours through Finland and France. He settled in Montreal where he met his wife, Anne.
They raised their daughters in Toronto and in the late 1980s embarked on their next adventure - a move to St John's, NF, where John was the Vice President/CFO of Fortis (Newfoundland Light and Power) until his retirement. The family would like to send heartfelt thanks to all the kind and helpful neighbours and friends who helped make St. John's home for him over the past 30 years. John always made the world a more interesting place and he will surely be missed by all.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 2 - 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018. A service will follow in the chapel. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Parkinson Society of Newfoundland & Labrador, 136 Crosbie Road, Suite 305, St.
John's Newfoundland, A1K 1J8, or the Canadian Red Cross, P.O. Box 39, Saint John, NB, E2L 3X3.
Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
WILLIAME WART STAVERT
December 15, 1934 December 18, 2017 Suddenly at age 83 while visiting family in England. Beloved husband of Margaret (née Racey); son of the late Kathleen Rosamond and the late Ewart Stavert; and brother of the late Mary Huguessen. He will be missed by his dear brother, the Most. Rev. A. Bruce Stavert; and his loved stepchildren, Robert Legge (Dr. Jane Prichard); Wendy Legge (John Fursey), Suzanne Legge (Jeffrey Orr), Martha Legge (Timothy Fitzpatrick); his 12 grandchildren, Elizabeth and Jamie Legge, Elle Prichard, Alexandra, Deborah, Robert and Caroline Fursey, John, Will and Jackie Orr, and Colin and Jeffrey Fitzpatrick who knew him as their beloved 'Gramps'; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Oak Tree Farm in the Eastern Townships was especially dear to Bill as he spent hours walking and cultivating paths in the forest and tending to his vegetable garden with immense pleasure. He rode horses, a love he shared with his wife (of 32 years), Margaret.
His grandchildren remember fondly the many walks taken with him through the forest, his commentaries on birds, his explanations of table manners (bulldozer analogies included) and his encouragement to them to read as much as they could.
Bill attended Lower Canada College, Bishop's University (BA '56), and on graduation from McGill University in Law (BCL '59) and admission to the Bar 1960, he joined the firm of McMaster, Meighen (later Borden Ladner Gervais) and became a partner in 1972. He was seconded to Price Waterhouse and to the Federal Department of Finance in Ottawa for short terms to study new tax reforms being introduced in Canada at that time.
From there with his interest in the Wills and Estates group in the firm, he built one of Montreal's foremost Wills and Estates practices. His successful pleading at the Supreme Court of Canada transformed the law of Trusts in Quebec.
Bill was a devoted member of The Black Watch Royal Highland Regiment which he joined as a Junior Officer in the mid 1950's. He founded The Black Watch Canada Foundation and ultimately served on the Board and Executive Committee of the Regiment providing professional guidance and leadership until his retirement a few years ago.
Bill served as President of The Douglas Hospital Corporation for a number of years in the 1970's and 1980's. He also served on Boards or Committees of The Canadian Heritage of Quebec, The Vimy Foundation, the Chawkers Foundation, Tyndale-St. George's Foundation, The Old Brewery Mission, The Hay Foundation and Bishop's College School Foundation. Bill was instrumental in supporting the War Flowers Exhibition currently travelling in Canada and on to Vimy, France.
His interest in history prompted him to write a book on the stained-glass windows of his church, The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, entitled 'Windows of History, Service and Sacrifice.' A service of celebration of his life will be held on Friday, January 26th at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, 3415 Redpath Street, Montreal.
Any memorial donations in his memory may be made to a charity of choice and will be gratefully acknowledged.
PHILIP MICHAEL TAYLOR
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Philip M. Taylor on January 19, 2018 peacefully, with his family by his side.
Beloved and loving husband of Anna. Loving father of Richard (Florence), Andrew (Hélène), Susan (Peter), Helen (Steve).
Proud and indulgent grandfather of Mathilde, Thomas, Théo, Claire, Sophie, Alexander, Louise, Leonard, Victor, Edouard, William.
Philip was born in Nablus, Palestine on October 11, 1932. He obtained his BA Hons French from London University. He married Anna on February 4, 1961.
Trained as a Chartered Accountant, he worked with Deloitte & Co from 1961 to 1964. He joined Texaco UK in London and then Texaco Europe in Brussels as Tax Coordinator. The family moved to Canada in 1980 when he transferred to Texaco Canada, which in 1985 was sold to Imperial Oil where he served as Corporate Tax Officer until his retirement in 1997. He was a long standing member of the Tax Executives Institute.
After his retirement, he embarked on his second career as a full-time volunteer with the St Vincent de Paul Society tirelessly visiting the elderly, sick and isolated. He readily accepted responsibilities: past member of the board of directors of Toronto Central Council, past president of Toronto North Particular Council and active member and past president of St Gabriel's Parish Chapter.
Also assisting St John's XXIII Parish Chapter, he was active on various governance and finance committees. He was treasurer and board executive member of VincentPaul Family Homes Corp - Gower Place which provides affordable housing.
He was an avid tennis player and enjoyed great success in his retirement years. In 2004, he achieved a top 10 ranking in singles in the over 70 category. He became Tennis Canada national doubles champion in 2008 in the over 75, a feat he repeated in 2014 in the over 80.
Philip loved music. He played the piano and the flute and was still singing in the choir of St Gabriel's Church this past Christmas. He enjoyed hosting his family over the Christmas season organizing the traditional cards, darts and table tennis tournaments.
A funeral Mass will be held at St. Gabriel's Church (670 Sheppard Avenue E) at 11 am on 27 January with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul society or a children's charity. Condolences http://www.rskane.ca
MARK ALEXANDER SILVER
February 13, 1970 January 23 , 2017
Mark Alexander Silver - son, grandson, father, nephew, cousin, friend and fiancé.
Our lives go on without you But nothing is the same We have to hide our heartache When someone speaks your name Sad are the hearts that love you Silent are the tears that fall Living without you is the hardest part of all You did so many things for us Your heart was so kind and true And when we needed someone We can always count on you The special years will not return When we are all together But with the love in our hearts You will walk with us forever Love, Mom, Dad, Sylvia and Walter (Butch); Daughters, Alexis, Robyn; Fiancé, Corinne; Jennifer, Jonathan, Alicia; Big Sid, Bru SARAH MICHELLE COTÉ SUTHERLAND September 9, 1964 January 23, 2001 In memory of my darling daughter, you were goodness and beauty Sarah and brought so much happiness. I love you and miss you with all my heart and soul. Mom