Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Hilda Berlis (nee Lea) aged 94 of Toronto, Ontario passed away peacefully on Monday, September 17, 2018. She was predeceased by her husband, Douglas Albert Berlis (1995) and her first born son, George Lea McMulkin (1963). Hilda had a very active and prosperous life. She was a teacher by profession, a wife, mother, homemaker and grandmother. She had a passion for ballroom dancing, cooking, reading, and was a very fine bridge player and golfer. Hilda had a great sense of humour and a very kind and generous spirit.
She leaves her son, Frank McMulkin (Geraldine) and grandchildren, Sarah and Miles. A special thank you is extended to the wonderful caring staff at Donway East Revera for their assistance during the last four years.
Cremation has taken place and Hilda will be interred beside her husband and son at a private family service at St. John's Anglican Church, York Mills.
PETER WILMOT FREDERICK CAMPION
Peter Wilmot Frederick Campion, 76, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018 in Toronto.
He is survived by his wife, Nan; his son, Andrew; and his daughter-in-law, Julie.
A visitation will be held 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday, September 26 and the funeral will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 27.
Both services will take place at St.
Clement's Church, 70 St.
Clements Ave., Toronto.
Donations in Peter's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
With sadness, we announce the passing of Donato on September 22, 2018 at the age of 94. Predeceased by his wife, Elvira (October 5, 2016) and his son, Santino (January 20, 1968); he leaves behind his beloved daughters, Antonietta (Giuseppe Francucci) and Mirella (Joe Serpe). Proud nonno of Silvana (Benny), Nina (Domenic), Connie (Santo), Sandra (Vince), Sonia (Lou), Joseph (Caroline) and Melissa; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Donato will be missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and their families.
Visitation will be held at Bernardo Funeral Home (2960 Dufferin St., South of Lawrence Ave. W.) on Monday from 6-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 p.m., 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Charles Borromeo Church (811 Lawrence Ave. W., at Dufferin St.) on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Entombment will follow at Westminster Cemetery (5830 Bathurst St., North of Finch Ave.). In memory of Donato, donations may be made to the Lung Association.
JAMES ERIC HOCH
James Hoch, brilliant and respected Egyptologist, died unexpectedly the morning of September 19, 2018 in his home in Edmonton, Alberta at the age of 63. James was and is loved by many friends and family members as an extraordinarily kind, interesting, caring, and gentle man. He suffered many years from uneven health. He was a member for thirteen years of Beth Shalom Synagogue in Edmonton, previously of Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto.
His funeral was held in Edmonton on September 21 under the auspices of Edmonton Chevra Kadisha.
Cantor David Mannes gave the eulogy.
James was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Elsie Elizabeth (Betty). He is survived by his husband, David Grant; three sisters, Ann Johnson and her husband, Mike of Forest Grove, Oregon, Virginia Hoch of Wilsonville, Oregon, and Sue Herrick and her husband, Calvin of San Bruno, California; one brother, Dave Hoch and his wife, Jenny of Plano, Texas; four nieces, including Laura Johnson; four nephews; four greatnephews; sisters-in-law, Rachel, Katie, and Isabel; and brothers-in-law, William and Robert.
The family suggests that in James's memory donations be made to the MS Society of Canada or UNICEF.
PATRICIA ELLEN KILLOCH
January 1, 1930 September 14, 2018
Passed away in her 88th year.
Predeceased by William (Bill), her husband of 51 years, in 2014. She will be missed by her children, Helen and Alex (Heather); and her grandchildren, Margaret and William.
Patricia, or Pat to her friends, was born on the east coast of England in Hartlepool, the eldest of three siblings (Elizabeth and Ernie). Pat's formative childhood years were during the Second World War, when she carried a gas mask to school and learned aircraft recognition.
She did find time to compete in field hockey, badminton and tennis. After schooling as an office secretary, she went on to work in Hartlepool.
When not working, she was known to hike the hills of North England and enjoyed traveling with her friends, including trips to Switzerland, France and Wales.
In 1957, Pat decided to join a friend who was immigrating to Canada, unsure if she was going to stay. Pat enjoyed life in Canada and settled in Toronto, working in an office where she made new friendships that lasted a lifetime. Pat continued to play both badminton and tennis and it was on the badminton court where she met Bill.
They married in 1963, setting up home in a small basement apartment in Etobicoke. In 1966, Pat convinced Bill to move to the wilds of Mississauga, with the purchase of their own home on Venta Avenue.
Following the birth of Alex and Helen, Pat created a welcoming home for her children as well as their friends. Particularly memorable was the steady stream of baking from the oven, especially the smell of freshly baked scones every Saturday morning. Sunday dinner was always prime rib with Yorkshire pudding followed by a freshly made fruit pie. As Pat had made her own family with friends here in Canada, she instilled the importance of both family and friends in her children and encouraged them to build lasting friendships. More than that, she took a personal interest in Alex and Helen's friends, and was always quick to offer them meal, a place to stay, or a hand-knit baby sweater for their children.
Pat made sure the children were busy filling the year with activities, encouraging them to stay active in sport and the community. There were also trips to the zoo, museums, the CNE, and in the summer, cottage visits with her best friend Joan and the rest of the Lewis family.
Beyond her children's activities, Pat had a busy life of her own; she continued to play tennis into her 70's at Credit Valley Lawn Tennis Club where she also served on the executive for many years. Pat sang in the church choir and played bridge with her good friends with whom she shared many enjoyable weekends away.
After Bill's retirement, they enjoyed a life of long winter vacations in the south, cruising the Mediterranean, and visiting various islands to escape Toronto winters.
Alex and Helen would like to thank Chris and Bonnie Lewis for their steadfast support and the palliative team at St.
Joseph's Hospital, who demonstrated great thoughtfulness for Pat in her final days. A memorial service has been held. Donations in Pat's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.