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Friday, February 23, 2018 – Page B18

SALLY CORNELIA DOUGLAS October 18, 1927 February 23, 2017

Beloved Wife, Mother, Nana.

Always loved, never forgotten, forever missed.

Peter, Heather, Susan, Cavan, Bryden, Ethan

JEFF PYKERMAN February 23, 2017

A year without you, feels much longer. We hold AMR close.

STEPHEN ADLER

Stephen Robert Adler, born New York City April 27, 1947, died February 17, 2018. Charming, smart, sometimes a little difficult and brave enough to dream the impossible dream! Stephen Adler grew up and was educated in Toronto. His career began professionally as media manager with the Toronto Symphony where he made quite an impact, then moved on to the National Arts Centre in Ottawa under his lifelong mentor, Mary Jolliffe. He then travelled around the United States producing and promoting everything from Broadway shows to classical artists. He could regularly be found sipping martinis with his customary elan in hotel lobbies in New York or lattes on Rodeo Drive. Never short of ideas, he returned to Toronto and worked independently with a variety of arts entrepreneurs. He ended his days happily in the company of show biz folks at the Performing Arts Lodge, Toronto.

Stephen is survived by his sister, Niki and her husband, Marvin Rosenshein; their children, Jay Parker, Stacey and Jeff Walton; and a host of friends who were privileged to have known him.

A celebration of Stephen's life will be held at the Performing Arts Lodge Toronto on Friday, March 2nd from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

sadlymissed400@gmail.com for more information.

SONJA I. BATA

The Bata family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother, Sonja I. Bata, on February 20, 2018 at age 91.

The world has lost a woman of tremendous vision, vitality and integrity, whose life was dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in countless domains.

Sonja Ingrid Bata, née Wettstein, was born in Zurich, Switzerland, on November 8, 1926.

At the age of 19, she interrupted her architectural studies to marry Thomas J. Bata, the son of the Czechoslovak shoe manufacturer.

Throughout the 62 years of their marriage, until Thomas J. Bata's death in 2008, Sonja Bata shared his total dedication to the family enterprise and his pride in the contributions which it made to the social and economic wellbeing of its employees and the countries and communities in which it operated. As a team, they travelled indefatigably on business to the far corners of the earth. Sonja Bata played a pivotal role in building the global Bata organization. Following Thomas J. Bata's death, she continued to promote their joint ideal of Responsible Capitalism.

Her business travels led to a fascination for rare and traditional footwear. In 1985, Sonja Bata commissioned architect Raymond Moriyama to design the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto in order to house her vast collection of historic and contemporary footwear, and illuminate human history and culture through shoes.

In recent years, Sonja Bata has worked to revitalize Batawa, the factory town that her husband founded on immigrating to Canada in 1939, as a model sustainable community.

Sonja Bata believed strongly in public service and took a leadership role in many volunteer organizations, including the National Design Council, World Wildlife Fund Canada, Junior Achievement of Canada, North York General Hospital, the Council for Business and the Arts in Canada, the Council for Canadian Unity, the Royal Military College of Canada and York University.

In the domain of business, Sonja Bata served as a Director of Alcan Aluminium Limited, CT Financial, the Canadian Commercial Corporation and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

As a loyal Canadian, Sonja Bata was particularly proud to have been the longest serving Honourary Captain in Canadian Navy.

Honours awarded to Sonja Bata include Officer of the Order of Canada, Retail Council of Canada Lifetime Achievement Award, Canadian Business Hall of Fame, CESO Award for International Development, B'Nai Brith Humanitarian Award and the silver medal of the United Nations Environmental Programme. Eight universities in Canada and Europe conferred Honourary Doctorates on Sonja Bata.

Mrs. Bata is survived by her children, Thomas G. Bata, Christine Schmidt, Monica Pignal and Rosemarie Bata; her nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

At her request, her funeral will be limited to her closest family.

Celebrations of her life will take place in the spring at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto and in Batawa.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sonja Bata Memorial Fund at the Bata Shoe Museum.

JEAN DOROTHY CAMPBELL

Jean kept index cards, files and foolscap pages filled with funny sayings, questionable artwork, letters and stories of her children and grandchildren.

Now it is our chance to return the favour. To tell Jean's stories.

Jean Dorothy Campbell (nee Rowe) was born April 26, 1930 in Fergus, Ontario. She lived on a farm with her family of nine, the youngest being her sister, Mary who she leaves behind.

Following high school, Jean went on to study nursing at Hamilton General Hospital.

In her late twenties, she met Gordon on a blind date and depending on whether it was Jean or Gord recounting the events of that date, the facts varied slightly but the theme focused on how each felt the other one was getting the better catch. Either way, the union lasted 54 years until Gord's death in October 2013.

Together, they lived in Toronto and raised three children, John, Janet and Nancy. Jean worked as a nurse both in Toronto and later as a public health nurse in Vancouver. No one Jean met escaped without a kind word, a thoughtful gesture or a safety recommendation. We were taught to look both ways. To wear our seat belt. We'd get our flu shots. Stay off motorcycles (mostly). Limit our salt intake.

She showed her love through cautionary tales and reminders to buy good tires.

She loved the family cottage on Boshkung Lake in Haliburton where she spent every summer for the past (almost) fifty years.

She could be found working away at her crossword puzzle or making tea biscuits when she wasn't applying kids' sunscreen and explaining how casting a line with a hook can go horribly wrong if not done with care.

Jean volunteered for a number of organizations over the years.

Much of this time was spent at her church helping in the nursery or at the front desk with her dog Rosa by her side.

No story about Jean would be complete without mentioning her otherworldly organization skills.

Her files were neatly labeled and chronologically assembled. She made lists for everything. If you needed an address or a phone number or notes from a meeting, Jean had them. They were comprehensive and at her finger tips. Since she never conquered the world of computers, we believe she did her share in keeping White Out and Bic in business.

To us, she always did the right thing. Even if it wasn't the path of least resistance. If someone in the street appeared to need help, she stopped. If a friend or a friend of a friend needed a place to stay, she offered her home. Jean would call people by their name. It was important to her to learn and remember the names and faces of those who passed through her life.

There is joy to be found in having lived such a full and wonderful life that when the end comes you are ready to go. We will miss her every single day. Jean died peacefully on February 12, 2018 in Vancouver. That day, it must be noted, was Gord's birthday.

This summer, there will be a church service at Zion United Church in Carnarvon, Ontario.

Date to be announced.

So Gord, hide your cigars and full fat ice cream. Jean is on her way and she has some sorting out to do.

MARVIN GERSTEIN

90, formerly of Toronto, ON, passed away February 12, 2018.

He was married to the late Doreen Gerstein (Hertzman) and is survived by his wife, Barbara (Isaacson), her family, his daughters, Lynne Fingold and Jude Gerstein (Jeremy); his grandchildren, Samuel Fingold (Jessica) and Michael Fingold (Andrea); and his greatgrandchildren, Elle, Harry, Cole and Mimi.

Memorial donations may be made to Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation at 416-340-3976 or TGWHF.ca/ personalpages/marvin gersteintribute or Gerstein & Bitters' Scholarship at George Brown College 416-515-5000 ext 3083 or by email to: gbc.foundation@georgebrown.ca

DR. DWC JOHNSTON "Bill"

67, of Edmonton, AB, passed away suddenly on Monday, February 19, 2018 at the University of Alberta Hospital, where he had dedicated much of his professional life to his love of orthopedics and administration.

Born in Edmonton to Cooper and Wanda Johnston, he lived most of his life in Edmonton. He followed in the footsteps of his father, working as a dedicated orthopedic surgeon, including roles as the Director for the Division of Orthopedic Surgery, the Chief of Surgery at the University of Alberta Hospital and Grey Nuns Community Hospital, and the Site Medical Director at the University Hospital.

Bill loved to travel the world, but was happiest reading the paper in his sunroom or at his beloved cabin, River Run. He loved his Edmonton Eskimos, farmers markets, the Rolling Stones and cooking soups that could never be replicated. He will be forever remembered for his knife skills both in the operating room and in the kitchen.

Bill loved his family and friends quietly and wholeheartedly.

He loved his second wife, Mary Ritchie, very dearly and in turn will always be loved and adored by her. They shared many worldly adventures, quiet nights at home and enjoying gourmet meals with their large family. He is also survived by his 4 children, Susan Boissonneault (Grant), Laureen Partington (Jeremy), Ron (Sarah Ramsey) and Elizabeth Tyson (Shaun); and his 2 stepchildren, Erik Arnold (Laura) and Kathleen Ritchie.

He was known as "Grumps" to his 5 grandchildren, Jessica and Valerie Partington; Adam and Nathan Boissonneault; and Baby Tyson. Bill was very fortunate to have had many lifelong friends, including very close relationships with his younger sisters and their husbands, Susan Stratton (Bruce), Lynn Fraser (Tom Turner), Jill McLennan (Graham) and Margot Routhier (Steve). Bill was predeceased by his very beloved first wife of 30 years, Mary Johnston (nee Banister), who left him too early from Melanoma in 2004.

Bill created the Mary Johnston Chair in Melanoma Research in memory of his first wife, Mary.

In lieu of flowers, please join him in supporting his cherished cause. Any donations made in Bill's name will be directed to the Mary Johnston Chair in Melanoma Research at the Cross Cancer Institute.

http://albertacancer.ca / billjohnston Please join the family to commemorate Bill's life at the Shaw Conference Centre (9797 Jasper Avenue) on Saturday, February 24 at 3 p.m. in Hall D.

To share condolences or inquire about Shaw parking, please visit http://www.connelly-mckinley.com

HOWARD RICE LUMSDEN P.Eng.

Howard died on February 18, 2018 with his beloved wife, Joan (nee Millar), by his side under the excellent care of the staff at the Toronto Western Hospital.

Born December 7, 1926 Howard was the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. C.B. Lumsden of Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

Howard was a wonderful husband and with his wife, Joan, shared many good times.

He will be greatly missed by his sister, Halle MacMullen; his nieces, Linda MacMullen and Lori Adams (Brian Adams); and his brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Elizabeth Millar.

After graduating from Acadia and McGill Universities Howard found great joy working in his profession as a civil engineer. His career took him to many places across Canada and in particular the Rocky Mountains and the Arctic. He retired as Supervisory Engineer for the Toronto District School Board.

Howard took great pleasure in photography and was a member of the Toronto Camera Club for many years. He also appreciated the opportunity to work twenty years as a volunteer at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at the Toronto General Hospital.

A reception will be held at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) on Monday, February 26th from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

The funeral service will follow in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

SARAH CONSTANCE PINAULT

It is with great sorrow we announce the sudden passing of Sarah Constance Pinault on Saturday, February 17, 2018 in Toronto. Born in Melbourne, Australia in 1984, she lived most of her life in Montreal and Toronto.

Sarah was devoted to her family - adored daughter of Jill and Karl; sister of Dan (Carrie); and aunt of Sloane; granddaughter of Gordon Alexander and his late wife Hildegard and the late Robert and Gaytane Pinault; niece of Greg (Elaine), Charles (Johanne), and the late Ian Alexander, Ricky (Guylaine) and Sanders (Robert) Pinault. Sarah will be greatly missed by her cousins, Kealy (Dominic), Julia (Jonathan), Charles, Matthew, Victoria, Christopher, Maxine and Justine; as well as her boyfriend, Stephen Tar, other dear friends and the many people she touched in her life.

Sarah was a passionate and talented nurse, avid cyclist and aspiring web developer, her life a portrait of courage and loving kindness. We will hold her in our hearts forever. A celebration of Sarah's life will take place at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 24th at Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto, 115 Simpson Avenue.

For online condolences please visit http://www.etouch.ca . Donations in her memory may be made to the Centre for Mental Health, Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation. https:// http://www.tgwhf.ca/personal-pages/ sarahpinault/

RICHARD VAN HEESWIJK "Dick"

Passed away peacefully at Guelph General Hospital on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the age of 92. Beloved husband of Alida van Heeswijk. Dear father of Rick van Heeswijk (Catherine) of Princeton, BC and Gail van Heeswijk of Vancouver, BC. Proud grandfather of Sarah van Heeswijk (Travis Hopcott). Dick will be fondly remembered by Alida's children, Elisabeth Hulshoff (Bernard) of Halifax, NS, Ron Hulshoff (Alejandra) of St. Catharines, ON and Steven Hulshoff (Claudia); and their son, Mark of Delft, Netherlands. Predeceased by his first wife, Mary Elizabeth (1990).

Richard retired from the University of Waterloo as a highly respected Professor Emeritis of Electrical Engineering. He was a member of the P.E.O. and I.E.E.E.

Funeral services will be held at the Gilchrist Chapel - McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

No visitation prior to service.

Reception to follow. Private family interment Memory Gardens, Breslau. If desired, memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: http://www.gilchristchapel.com

VIOLET WALWYN

Peacefully, on Saturday, February 10, 2018 in her 84th year, surrounded by her children.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 50 years, St.

Clair; her mother, Miriam Stanley; her father, Carl Anslyn; her sister, Keturah Trotman; and her brother, Arthur Anslyn.

She was the proud mother of Colleen Richmond (David), Carl (Andrea Pappas), Julie WalwynTross (Rodolfo Tross), Frank, Michael (Ashi), Donna, Nydia (Lyriq Bent), and Brian. She is survived by her sister, Dr Bronte Gonsalves; her grandchildren, Richard, Jordan, Nile, Brook, Dr Loren Walwyn-Tross (Danielle Jackson), Brandon Tross, Erica Tross (Andre), Matthew, Chelsea, Madison and Tyler Henry, Jahthane and Keegan WalwynBent; cousins; nieces and nephews; and a community of beloved friends.

Funeral services were held on February 15, 2018, and Violet was laid to rest at Glendale Cemetery next to her husband, St. Clair Walwyn.

In memory of Violet, donations can be made to the Mississauga Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2250 Credit Valley Rd., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5M 4L9, for the specific purpose of advancing and expanding the Seniors Ministry/Seniors' Club.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the New Haven Funeral Centre Inc.


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