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Thursday, June 21, 2018 – Page B17


71, of Quincy, formerly of Scituate and Brookline, died on June 17, 2018. He leaves his three siblings, Charles (Bud) Corkin, his wife, Mary of St. George, UT; Jane Corkin of Toronto, Canada; and Patricia (Sparky) Kennedy, her husband, Jake Kennedy of Salem, NH. He was a beloved Uncle for Joseph Z. (Zac) Corkin; Damon Corkin and his wife, Angela; Jocelyn Corkin and her husband, Peter Mortimer; Jake Corkin and his wife, Amber; Averill Corkin; Alyse Kennedy Maybee and her husband, Ryerson; Zachary Kennedy and his wife, Samantha; Dean Kennedy; and Sean (Chippy) Kennedy. He also leaves behind his grandnieces and nephews, Charles (Trey), Colette and Wesley Donald Corkin, Olivia and Stella Corkin, Pia and Xavier (Xavi) Mortimer, Johnny and Charly-Marie Corkin and Amelia Frances Kennedy.

The second son of the late Joseph Z. Corkin and Frances D. Corkin, Donald grew up in Brookline.

Donald was known for his mastery in backgammon, uncanny ability to remember birth and wedding dates, and his riddles and jokes, which can best be described as enticingly platitudinous. An avid Red Sox fan, Donald famously predicted that the Red Sox would win the World Series in 2004. Lost to the annals of history is the fact that he predicted their win every year they didn't. Donald was a fixture at Tony's Clam Shop on Wollaston Beach in Quincy where he could be seen eating clam rolls with his nieces and nephews, and at Zaftig Delicatessen in Brookline, MA, where he is still lamenting how they changed their potato latke recipe. His birthday phone calls and endless positive energy will be missed.

As a young man, Donald survived two brain tumor extractions.

He spent his whole life raising awareness and funds for the Brain Tumor Society and could be seen every October at the Boston Brain Tumor Walk. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in his honor to the National Brain Tumor Society,

Relatives and friends will gather for Donald's funeral at the Sharon Memorial Park Chapel Thursday, June 21, at 10 a.m., 40 Dedham St. Sharon MA 02067. The chapel is at the administration building.

Shiva will be held on Thursday at 35 Lakeshore Rd Salem, NH, from 1 p.m.-8 p.m. For more info: http://www.sharonmemorial.

com/ Sharon Memorial Chapel.

Phone: (781)-828-7216 Email:


Norman Harry Edmondson died at home in Oshawa on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, with his beloved wife, Judith and daughter, Anne, by his side. He is also survived by his much loved elder daughter, Jane and son-in-law, Fred Stinson; his brother, Paul and sister-inlaw, Janet; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Norman was born on October 13, 1934 in Oshawa, where he received his early education. While taking his B.A. at Queen's University, he pursued his interest in drama, culminating in his performance as Hamlet.

Tempted to try his luck as an actor, he chose instead to pursue a career in law, to which end he earned his LLB at the University of Toronto Law School. Still his interest in drama continued. In 1959, he auditioned for the role of Mirabel in The Way of the World, produced by the University Alumnae Dramatic Club. Judith Teague was cast opposite him as Millamant. In 1961, following Norman's call to the Bar, the two were married on August 12th.

They have loved, cherished, and supported each other for nearly 57 years.

Norman practiced law, first in Whitby and then in Oshawa.

During this time, he served on the Whitby Ruddy Hospital Board, as Chairman of the Board of Education for the town of Whitby, and when it was amalgamated with Oshawa and became the Ontario County Board of Education, he served for several years. He also served on the board for the Whitby Station Gallery and had an ongoing active membership in the Oshawa Little Theatre. All this came to an end in 1974, when he was appointed a Judge of the Provincial Court in Durham Region, where he presided until 2009.

Norman's funeral will be held in St. George's Memorial Church, 51 Centre St. S, Oshawa on Saturday, June 23rd at 11 a.m. There will also be a visitation on Friday, June 22nd, from 5-8 p.m. at McIntoshAnderson-Kellam Funeral Home, 152 King St. E, Oshawa (905-4335558). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to World Vision or Doctors Without Borders.

Online condolences can be shared at


It is with great sadness that we regret to announce the passing of Michael Layton. Michael, 75, died Sunday, June 17, 2018 at the Credit Valley Hospital Palliative Care Unit in Mississauga following a courageous battle with leukemia.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 46 years, Angeline (nee Dugas) Layton; his son, Douglas Marc Layton and wife, Amanda D'Arcy Layton-Malone; his son, Charles-Francois Layton and wife, Molly Rae Layton; his beloved grandchild, Chase Alexander Layton; and many close friends.

Born in Budapest, Hungary, the son of Douglas and Elizabeth Layton (Ladanyi), the family immigrated to Canada in 1950.

In his early years, he was an enthusiastic collector of sports cards, a pastime that led him to become a lifelong fan of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and New York Rangers. After graduating from Loyola High School in Montreal, Quebec, he attended McGill University, graduating in 1967 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

He met his beautiful wife, Angeline Dugas, in 1970 and they were married two years later at St. Kevin's Holy Catholic Church.

His first son, Douglas Marc was born in 1974, and his second son, Charles-Francois, was born in 1976. During this time, the family moved to Mississauga, Ontario, where Michael resided for the remainder of his life. For 30 years, Michael proudly served the Canadian Federal Government as a Certified General Accountant.

He had a passion for travel which he shared with his wife, visiting numerous locales throughout the world. An avid bridge player and instructor, he was a longtime member of the MississaugaOakville Community Bridge Club where he thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his wife and fellow players.

Friends may call at Turner & Porter "Neweduk-Erin-Mills" Chapel, 1981 Dundas St. W., Mississauga (east of Erin Mills Pkwy), on Friday, June 22, 2018 from 2-5 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church with a burial to follow at Assumption Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada at

Online condolences may be made through



1956-2018 Passed away peacefully at his home in St. Marys, Ontario on June 18, 2018, hours ahead of a scheduled Medical Assistance in Dying, with metastatic pancreatic cancer nipping at his heels.

Surrounded by his husband, Greg; mother, Lois; sisters, Pam, Ruth, Liz, and Janet; brother, Eric; nephew, Nimi; and their cats, Sophia, Ariel, and Hastings.

Predeceased by his father, Bob.

John was passionate about all things: He loved his family and friends, good art, architecture, opera and theatre. He loved good food, whether snuggling in with a bowl of pasta at home with Greg on a cold winter night or dining out in a fancy restaurant he sure loved fancy restaurants.

And he loved to travel. John loved his work. He was thrilled to rejoin the Ontario Securities Commission two years ago to help make investing in funds better for everyone; he enjoyed the commitment to action he found - he liked action. He worked at the OSC with the best team ever - smart and committed, with a wonderful sense of humour. He deeply respected the leadership his former company showed on ESG matters, and his role in that. John always believed that by leading his life as an openly gay man, exerting pressure from inside where he could, and from outside where it was needed, he helped make it easier for younger LGBTQ people.

He was so proud of being able to give back with his volunteer and charitable board work over the years. John loved his connection with Windsor Law, and the opportunity it gave him to meet a whole new generation of young lawyers through teaching securities regulation there. He felt he got far more from his students than he was ever able to give them back. But most of all, John loved Greg. He thanked the stars for introducing them in 1991 and told anyone who asked that it was the luckiest day of his life. For 27 years, through thick and thin, Greg brought John joy every single day. The fact that John was able to marry Greg in 2003 made him even prouder of his Canadian identity. He is so proud of the travel blog that he and Greg started in 2003, John and Greg thank so many people for their help through John's brief illness, but in particular Jacqueline Jordan, who just knew what was needed at all times.

Donations in lieu of flowers to the John Mountain Law Scholarship are welcomed.

Please send to Karen Momotiuk at Windsor Law, 401 Sunset Ave, Windsor, ON N9B 3P4, or reach Karen at karenm@uwindsor.

ca. Celebrations of John's life will be held in Toronto and St.

Marys. Details will be shared later through the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, St. Marys, website


March 22, 1924 June 18, 2018

Miriam was born and raised in Toronto. She received her public education at Forest Hill Village School, and the University of Toronto (University College). In May 1943 she joined the Women's Royal Canadian Navy Service (WRENS), where she was trained as a Wireless Telegrapher SO.

She spent the remainder of the war monitoring German coded messages to their U-boats, and occasionally outgoing messages.

She vividly recalled and told the story many times about the night a U-boat was detected in the St.

Lawrence River on her watch.

In October of 1945 she was honourably discharged from the Navy to attend the University of Toronto. After graduation with a B.A. Miriam had a career in the fashion industry and in 1948 she married John Ridgeway (Hank) Nixon. John predeceased her in November, 2007. She is survived by their four children, Brad (Carol) of Toronto and Niagara on the Lake, Craig (Shirley) of Calgary, Kerri (Graham Sant) of Bath, England and Niagara-on-theLake, and Kathy (Garth Stapon) of Hamilton; grandchildren, Leslie, Lauren, Kristen, Sean, Claire, Brenna, Kenneth and Meredith; and great-grandchildren, Willa, Dechlan and Ainsley. Her brother, Gordon of Unionville, Ontario predeceased her in January of 2007. She is fondly remembered by his children, Stewart, David (Ursula) and Mardi.

John and Miriam raised their family in Don Mills and in 1970 the family moved to Winnipeg where Miriam lived until October 2009 when she moved to Niagara-onthe-Lake. Throughout her life Miriam was an avid volunteer in many organizations in Toronto and Winnipeg. In Toronto her volunteer activities included the United Church Women (Life Member) and the Canadian Association in Support of the Native Peoples. In Winnipeg she was a volunteer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, United Way of Winnipeg and St. Andrews River Heights United Church. At the age of 52 in 1976 she joined the staff of the United Way of Winnipeg for ten years, following that she worked for the Canadian Mental Health Association and retired in 1994. On arrival in Niagaraon-the-Lake, Miriam joined Grace United Church and was an active member.

Miriam will always be remembered for her many valued friendships, her significant contribution to the community and as a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Special thanks to Irene and Helen of LHIN Home and Community Care, and the staff at Hospice Niagara.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to your local United Way, Hospice Niagara or the charity of your choice.

A memorial service will be held Saturday June 23, 2018, 1.00 p.m.

at Grace United Church, Niagaraon-the-Lake.


Peacefully, on Monday, June 18, 2018, at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Montserrat for 54 years. Devoted father of Helen Hermary (Darcy) and Scott (Brenda). Adored grandfather of Forrest and Sierra. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Friday from 7-9 p.m.

Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 1 p.m. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Salvation Army. Online condolences may be made through


July 14, 1945 June 14, 2018

Mike passed away, at the age of 72, after a heroic eight month battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Mike, son of John and Phyllis (Kelk) Porter, was born and raised in Toronto, ON. He attended Upper Canada College with continued studies at the University of Western Ontario Business School, making life long friends along the way.

An entrepeneur pursuing many business opportunities, he eventually retired in Collingwood, ON. Mike loved to ski; boat the waters of Georgian Bay, at his cottage in Killarney, ON; walk the beaches of Southern Florida and enjoy a glass of good Cabernet Sauvignon. Mike's clear blue eyes and beautiful smile lit up a room.

Mike is survived by his wife of 40 years, Deb Porter (nee Austin); his children, Blair (Zach) Brajuha, Austin (Nicole) Porter and Jeffrey Porter; and his grandchildren Kaia, Finn and Axel. Mike was a kind and caring husband, father and friend to many. The Porter Family will never be the same without him.

Mike will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.

Memorial donations in Mike's name would be appreciated at RVH's Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre. Please visit for Mike's Online Book of Memories and to leave a note for the family.


We are saddened by the sudden passing of Barbara (Waters) Shiells. Barb passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2018 as a result of complications following surgery.

She will be missed by her husband, Bill; brother, Barry; sister-in-law, Paddi; nieces, Debbie and Emily; and nephew, Thomas.

Barb was a long term employee of Manulife Financial. Barb's greatest joy came from interacting with her many colleagues, friends, neighbours and anyone who shared a smile or a kind word.

Special thanks to Dr. Sameena Uddin and the entire ICU staff at Credit Valley Hospital who worked tirelessly to help Barb.

Funeral service on Monday, June 25 at 11:00, preceded by visitation at 10:00, at Central United Church, 1 King Street, Weston. In honour of Barb, memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army or The Scott Mission.

Condolences may be left in the Book of Memories at


B. A . , L L . B, Q. C . , LS M .

February 12, 1940 June 17, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of William J. Simpson, Q.C., LSM.

on Sunday, June 17, 2018. After a long and courageous fight, Bill died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving wife, Rosemary Simpson; daughter, Karyn Simpson; and sister-inlaw, Kathryn Vondette. Bill and Rosemary had just celebrated their 56th Wedding anniversary the day before his death and he had been determined to meet that significant milestone.

During his 50 year career as a lawyer and member of the Bar, he was committed to serving his profession, whether in various activities within the Bar in Ottawa (County of Carleton Law Association Past President (1980), Co-Founder and Chair of the CCLA Annual Civil Litigation Update (1981 to 2015), Founding President of the Medical Legal Society of Ottawa), in the Provincial sphere with the Ontario Bar Association (President from 1997-1998), or as a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada from 1999 to 2007.

Bill received his BA from St.

Patrick's College followed by an LL.B from the University of Ottawa. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1967. He received the Queen's Counsel in 1980. In 1994, at the height of his career he received the prestigious Law Society Medal (LSM) awarded for services in accordance with the highest ideals of the legal profession. In 1999, Bill was further honoured by receiving the County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA) Medal.

In addition to his extensive volunteer work for the legal profession and his many years on the Board of the Gloucester Swim Club, Bill had a successful legal practice as a civil litigator emphasizing personal injury and medical malpractice as a partner with the distinguished law firm of Binks, Chilcott and Simpson from 1968 to 2004. After the firm dissolved in 2004, Bill spent two years practicing with Soloway Wright, then found a home as counsel with Tierney Stauffer from 1996 until just recently.

During his last term as a Bencher with the Law Society, he was Chair of the Paralegal Task Force and spent a great deal of time and energy leading up to our Task Force Report, passed by Convocation in September 2004, and then leading up to the passing of legislation in October 2006.

In recognition of his unique contribution to the regulation of paralegals, an annual provincial prize for the most distinguished paralegal was instituted by The Law Society of Ontario and named for Bill, the William J. Simpson Distinguished Paralegal Award.

Bill also found the time to coauthor the text book "creditors Rights and Bankruptcy" and was the subject of a new biography authored by Lynne Cohen entitled "Let Right be Done."

Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O'Connor) on Thursday, June 21 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 153 Woodroffe Avenue on Friday, June 22 at 10 a.m., followed by a reception in the church hall. A donation in honour of Bill would be appreciated by the family to The Ottawa Hospital Foundation - Dr.

Rebecca Auer Cancer Research.

Condolences / Tributes / Donations Hulse, Playfair & McGarry 613-233-1143

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