BIRTH AND DEATH NOTICES
Saturday, September 22, 2018 Print Edition, Page B19
SHIRLEY MARION ANDREWS
After a long and well-lived life, our mom, Shirley Marion Andrews (nee Tuck) of Burlington and Oakville, passed away peacefully Thursday September 13 in her 91st year. She was predeceased by her son Dan, husband Andy, and sister Joan. Mom will be lovingly remembered by sons Mark (Tanya), Montreal; Chris (Sharon), Toronto; Paul (Betty), Ottawa; Joel (Peggy), Toronto; Greg (Holly), Hamilton; Steve, Toronto and by lifelong friend Norma Warren.
She leaves 10 grandchildren: Daniel, Jeremy, Matthew, Luke, John, Michael, Josh, Lucas, Will, and Nazarino.
Shirley instilled in her seven sons a love of learning, leading by example through her eclectic interests in literature and philosophy. She volunteered as a farmerette during the war, then later was an active member of the CFUW Oakville and its past president. Shirley eschewed convention, styling herself in the late '50s and early '60s as a young feminist who offered her children great latitude to explore their interests, while encouraging empathy and care for one another.
That care would return to her in their love for her throughout her life. Condolences and contact information may be sent to s h i r l e y. a n d r e w s @ y a h o o. c a .
A celebration of her life will happen in the near future and announced via email.
G. WILLIAM BAHEN "Bill"
October 3, 1925 August 31, 2018 Born in London, UK and raised in Toronto. Bill married Ann Janes in September 1952 and shared all of his life with her until her recent passing this year. Ann and Bill shared the joy of their lives equally with each other, with their family and their many friends.
He was the father of three sons, Bob, Jim (Linda), Ken (Ingrid); and happy grandfather to his five wonderful grandchildren, Julia, Sophie, Thomas, Marshall, and Geneva. He was predeceased by his younger brother, John, in 2016.
Bill was a member of the Canadian Army Reserve Force, from 1940-1943, before joining the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm, with pilot training at Naval Air Station Bunker Hill, Indiana and Corpus Christi, Texas. He was stationed at Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire, from 1944-1945.
His business career was in real estate management and development in the USA and Canada. He was also a member of the Toronto Rotary Club, where he became the recipient of a Paul Harris Fellowship. In retirement, Bill devoted his time and energy to the Toronto East General Hospital and to the Second Mile Club.
He was a resident of Belmont House, and his family express their gratitude to the staff and caregivers at 3 West for their kindness. Throughout his life, Bill was delighted to make children laugh with endless handshakes and some slightly unreliable magic tricks.
There will be a private family service in Toronto to celebrate the lives of Ann and Bill.
JOAN STANLEY BATES
Peacefully, at 101 years of age, at Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, ON on September 19, 2018. Joan was the beloved wife of the late Ralph, adored mother of Ken (Rose) and loving grandmother to Jason.
Raised in Saskatchewan and British Columbia Joan moved to Toronto, there she met Ralph and together they started their family.
She was very active in the dance community participating in performances and ballroom dancing. Joan enjoyed many years selling real estate in Toronto, ending her career with Royal Lepage.
Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 416-231-2283.
ROBERT BIRD Bird, Robert Allen 1926-2018.
Bob was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on May 20, 1926 and passed away in his sleep, in the early morning of September 11, 2018 in Oakville, Ontario. He completed his engineering degree at the University of Manitoba in 1947 and in 1948 married Ellen Cynthia Kinneard, his beloved wife, who predeceased him in 2004. Bob is survived by his five children, Richard, Cynthia, Norah, Bruce, and Greg; as well as his 12 grandchildren and 7 greatgrandchildren.
Bob invested his entire career in Bird Construction Company, which was started by his father, Hubert John Bird, in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in 1920 and is now one of Canada's largest general contractors. He joined the company immediately following his graduation, laboured and rose through the ranks to be the general manager of the Company before becoming Chairman, President and CEO on the death of his father in 1964. He remained as CEO until his retirement in 1991 and continued as Chairman of the Board of Directors until 2001.
Bob also served as Chairman of the Canadian Construction Association for 1974.
Following his retirement, Bob and Ellen had many adventurous years together. They travelled lots and worked at various placements for CESO. In Canada, they enjoyed visiting family, socializing and sailing on Georgian Bay. They spent their winters at Treasure Cay, Bahamas where Bob also had a sailboat and was active in community affairs. They invited their children, grandchildren and friends to be a part of their Bahamian blue and golden sunset years, sharing their own special brand of island culture which still thrives today.
Bob will be remembered as a hardworking person of the highest integrity, values he passed on to his children and his successors at Bird Construction.
A celebration of Bob's life will be held at the Oakville Club, Oakville ON on Saturday, October 27th, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
JOHN ANDREW BROWN
Died peacefully on September 13, 2018, age 87. Loving father of David (Maxine) and Katherine (Greg), grandfather to Callum, Sarah, Gemma and Livia, brother to Doug and Liz.
John was a proud member of the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) in Scotland and the 48th Highlanders of Canada in Toronto from 1949 to 1988 and was later Aide-de-Camp to two Lieutenant Governors of Ontario.
A big thank you to the staff at Helen Henderson Care Centre for all the love, care and comfort they provided to John. Thank you also to Ozzie, Rae and Monty for your unwavering support and incredible friendship.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 25th at 2 p.m. at St Andrew's Church, 130 Clergy St. E., Kingston, ON K7K 3S3. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Canada or the 48th Highlanders Trusts.
MARGO CATHERINE BROWN
It is with great sadness that we say our final good bye to Margo.
She fought with dignity against the debilitating onslaught of early on-set Alzheimer's and finally lost the war. Margo was a loving mother, caring wife and reliable friend who challenged us all to be our very best. Her artistic flair could be seen in everything she touched and was unafraid to test her boundaries.
She had a passion for travel and was an accomplished artist. She spent her early working years at Miss Chatelaine magazine as an award winning Art Director. In the 80's, she transitioned into advertising where she met her husband Peter and started their family. After trying her hand as a stay at home mum, her passion for decorating and renovating led her to a career in real estate at Bosley. She excelled in her new profession, but more importantly it enabled her to maintain a worklife balance and spend summers at her special place on Lake of Bays with her family. Margo was an avid tennis, badminton and bridge player and will be missed by her many friends at the Granite Club and Lake of Bays Tennis Club.
Margo is survived by her husband, Peter Irwin and their children, Caleigh and Reid Irwin. You are invited to join the family for a celebration of life on Thursday, September, 27 from 4-6 p.m. at the Granite Club, 2350 Bayview Ave, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations in Margo's memory may be made to the Margo Brown Memorial Fund in support of Alzheimer's Research at the Baycrest Foundation 416-785-2875.
Sadly, on the night of Wednesday, 19 September 2018, Peter Campion passed away at home in Toronto at age 76. Born in Leicester in 1942 to parents Louis and Rose, Peter's pioneering work as an executive with Marks and Spencer brought him to Canada in 1973 where he remained following his marriage to his beloved wife, Nan, and the birth of his much loved son, Andrew. Peter led a remarkable life, and was known for his many skills and passions. A celebrated singer, he was a proud member of the Orpheus Choir of Toronto. An enthusiastic performer, he loved his time with the drama group at St. Clements Church as well as with the Cricket Club Players.
A skilled builder and carpenter, in his spare time, he built and renovated two homes in Toronto and a cottage in Honey Harbour, where he would watch the boats in the channel after a day of hard work. British by birth, Peter became a proud Canadian and quickly took to the ice as part of the close-knit curling community at the Toronto Cricket, Skating, and Curling Club. Peter's warmth, spirit, and humour moved all those who knew him. Peter will be deeply missed by Nan, Andrew, his sister Fleur, brotherin-law Brian Danton, daughter-inlaw Julie, and all of his extended family and many friends.
The visitation will be held 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday, 26 September, and the funeral will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, 27 September.
Both services will take place at St.
Clements Church, 70 St. Clements Ave, Toronto.
Donations in Peter's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
KENNETH ERIC CHAMBERLAIN
July 22, 1930 September 14, 2018 After a short struggle following a stroke, Ken died in Delta BC on September 14, 2018. Predeceased by loving wife, Martha (Rider); and parents, Jackson and Annette (Tuck) Chamberlain. Sadly missed by son, Geoffrey (Stacey); daughter, Laurel MacCulloch (Ian); and grandsons, Joel, Samuel, Jeremy and Lucas.
Family, learning, travel, photography, archaeology, history, and the creation of art were his principal interests throughout his life.
He first attended the Ontario College of Art in Toronto specializing in Design.
Subsequently he earned BA and MA degrees in Art History from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Library Science degree at the University of Western Ontario.
He produced freelance art and photography during and after his schooling. Major clients included the United Church of Canada and the Canadian Press. His academic career started as Assistant Professor at the University of Guelph, continued as an Assistant Librarian at the University of Manitoba, and he retired in 1992 as Head Librarian at the Emily Carr College of Art in Vancouver.
Camera and sketchbook in hand, he travelled extensively across the world throughout his life. Early on, he visited Western Europe to paint or photograph major art and architecture sites to illustrate his Art History lectures. By himself, or with Martha and family, other destinations included the Canadian Prairies, Mexico, major cities in North America, Alaska, Malta, Iceland, and Turkey.
Ken will be remembered for his intellect and warm nature, a dry wit, and the many examples of his diverse artistic talent.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada would be appreciated.Memorial service was held Wednesday, September 19, 2018 in Surrey, BC.
JOAN ELAINE CONNER
Peacefully on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Shepherd Terrace Retirement Residence in her 89th year.
Elaine was the devoted friend and companion of the late Lois Harper, loving godmother of Susan Theaker and special friend of Stephanie, Laurel and Margaret.
Elaine was a dedicated teacher for many years with the TDSB and inspired and influenced many young people as head of the Music Department at Agincourt Collegiate and later in the Guidance Department at Sir John A. MacDonald Collegiate.Elaine was an accomplished pianist and music was one of the great joys of her life and one that she loved and shared to the end.
Visitation will be held at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. E., Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd). on Monday, September 24 at 1:00 p.m. with a service to follow in the Ogden Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Interment Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo on Tuesday, September 25 at 1:00 p.m.In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson Society Canada or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
WILLIAM (PAPA) CONROD
September 17, 2018 Bill was a kind, caring and genuine human being, who lived life to the fullest and left a positive impression on all.
Creative, intelligent, and curious, he devoted his life to education, the environment, the arts, his family, his lifelong friends and his community. A man of humility and integrity, Bill treated every person he met as an equal, never judging, always caring.
Bill was born in 1941 in Toronto, Ontario and raised in Montreal's Snowden neighbourhood. In 1963 he married the love of his life, Jill Foote (Conrod) and together they lived a life of happiness and adventure. He was a devoted loving father to his four children, active in their lives as a coach, cook and confidant. Together with Jill and the kids, he would spend his summers at the cottage in Harrington, Quebec, a place he truly loved. Bill was a constant in the lives of his ten grandchildren, always there for them, knowing who needed a kind word when, and cheering them on at their sporting events.
Bill is predeceased by his (hero) mother Kathleen "Patty" Conrod, and father Gerald Conrod. Bill is survived by his twin brother Scott Conrod (Beverly) and sister Anne (Conrod) Usher (late Robert).
Family mattered to Bill and his love for them was passionate and unfailing. Bill and Jill had four children, their pride and joy: Karen, Heidi (Pierre), Kelly (Greg) and Matt (Alison). Bill adored his grandchildren: Cody (Robyn), Kyler (Melanie), Noah, Simon, William, Catie, Heidi, Ben, Thomas and Jack, who referred to him as "Papa Captain." Bill graduated from West Hill High School in Montreal (1958), and went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree (B.Sc) at Concordia University (1962).
Bill continued with his studies at McGill University receiving his teaching diploma in 1963 and a Master's Degree in education (M.S.Ed) in 1967. Bill was an educator in his work and in his heart. He was a national leader and innovator in the field of lifelong learning, retiring in 1999 as Vice-President of Continuing Education at Ottawa's Algonquin College. He worked tirelessly to help people through learning and literacy, volunteering his time with the Association of Canadian Community Colleges, Canadian Association for Adult Education and serving as a proud board member of the Terry Fox Foundation. He began his career as a teacher at Mount Royal High School in 1963, where he also discovered his love for coaching sports. In 1965, he and Jill heeded the call for adventure and moved to Anaheim California, where Bill would teach at Freemont Junior High School and bear witness to history in the making. Coming back to Canada, Bill would go on to become the Director of Student Services Dawson College.
His service to the students and the school where acknowledged when the school pub was named in his honour. A fitting tribute to a man who epitomized the term "life of the party". Bill was a talented artist and vivid storyteller and would go on to become a celebrated author in his retirement. In 2006, he published "Memories of Snowden" and was pleasantly surprised to find it listed as a Bestseller in the Montreal Gazette. He would go on to publish two more books, play golf with the group at La Cité, read voraciously, and meet at the pub for his book club. Bill died peacefully in his home with his loving wife, book in his hand, as he would have wanted it.
We will miss you Captain! Family and friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O'Connor), on Friday, September 21st from 4 to 7 p.m.
A Celebration of Bill's life will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, September 22nd at 1 p.m. For those wishing, donations to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute or the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program would be appreciated by the family.
Condolences/Tributes/Donations Hulse, Playfair & McGarry http://www.hpmcgarry.ca 613-233-1143
GARRY MCMASTER CUFF passed away on august 13, 2018 in his 76th year following a courageous battle with ipf. a celebration of life will be held at the caledon ski club west lodge, located at 17431 mississauga road, caledon; september 29th, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
D R . W I L L I A M DAV I D S O N ( B i l l ) 1 93 0 - 201 8 After a full and wonderful life, Bill left us on September 14, 2018 after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family. Bill grew up in Glasgow, Scotland with his six siblings. In his youth, he served in the British army as a radio mechanic in Singapore. After his tour, he returned to Scotland and graduated from medical school at the University of Glasgow. He ended up in Canada via Carbonear, Newfoundland as a General Practitioner. In 1962, he arrived at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto where he worked as a paediatric intern and then Chief Resident, eventually earning his Fellowship in Paediatrics. In 1972, Bill served as a paediatric volunteer doctor in the Vietnam War caring for orphans. Back in Toronto, Bill started his own paediatric medical practice in the mid-70s. He also worked in Dr. Norman Epstein's allergy office and was on the neonatology clinic staff at St. Michael's Hospital.
An incredible 50 plus career in medicine and paediatrics. An extremely proud Scot, Bill was an avid, competitive sailor out of the National Yacht Club (known best for Gunboat), a reckless skier at Craigleith Ski Club, a lover of fast cars, and a Sudoku and Jeopardy expert. A Medical Officer for the 48th Highlanders and a beloved member of the Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir, Bill was also an exceptional story teller with a wry sense of humour.
He was unapologetically unique and remarkable in his individuality. Bill met his wife, Pat, a paediatric nurse, during a lumbar puncture on a baby in the infectious ward at SickKids. Normally an intern would leave immediately to let the nurse comfort and settle the baby. After the procedure, Bill held and comforted the baby until the crying stopped. Pat sensed that this doctor was an exceptional man - and the rest is history! Loved by many others including his daughter, Katherine Kennedy (Peter); stepdaughters, Linton Carter (James Darling) and Sarah Carter; siblings, Helen Wylie (Bill), Margot Barrie (John), Peter Davidson, Bobby Davidson (Janice), Kenneth Davidson (Patsy), and Jim Davidson (Marion). Grandpa to Colin, Bridget, Georgia, Samantha, Alex, Ella, Oscar, Isidor, and Kara. Adored by another 10 nieces and nephews, their 20 kids, and the thousands of children he cared for as a pediatrician from the mid-1960s until six days prior to his passing. Cremation has taken place. A memorial gathering for drinks and desserts will be held at the University of Toronto Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks Street, Toronto on October 1, 2018 at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to SickKids Foundation http:// m y. s i c k k i d s d o n a t i o n s . c o m / BillDavidson
EVA KO L L E R DAV I E S A woman of inner strength and grace, Eva Koller Davies passed away peacefully in Peterborough, Ontario on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the age of 93. Beloved wife of sculptor Haydn Davies (2008) for 60 years, Eva was a prolific and accomplished artist. Eva will be greatly missed by sons, Bryan and Trevor and their wives, Cheryl and Deb as well as granddaughter, Rebecca, her husband, Michael, grandsons, Jon, his wife, Maria, Matt, Jesse and Jim. Eva was most appreciative of the years she enjoyed with her greatgrandchildren, Kaydn and Harper (Rebecca and Michael). Born in Lovrin, Romania to John and Bertha (nee Gillich) Koller she joined her parents in Canada four years after they had left Europe to emigrate to Canada. She was eight years old when she made the solo journey to the new country in 1932. Eva's talents in art were encouraged when her school selected her to participate in the Saturday morning art classes at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
The students came to be known as "Lismer's Kids", after the Group of Seven artist who had created the program. Eva graduated from the art course at Central Tech and continued to paint and study art at the Ontario College of Art, York University and the University of Toronto. During the 70's and 80's, she and Haydn spent their winters in Florida, where they were closely involved with the Vero Beach Center for the Arts. Eva was part of a female collective "Five Abstract Artists" that mounted exhibitions up and down Florida's Atlantic coast. During her lifetime Eva Koller Davies' work as a painter was a celebration of form and colour. In describing Eva's painting style, Michael Burtch then Director/Curator Art Gallery of Algoma states "surfaces dance, warm and cool hues float and shift, musical and architectural motifs slowly suggesting themselves from the matrix of overlapping planes of colour." Eva will be warmly remembered for her dignity, compassion and humour. A small private gathering of immediate family will be held to celebrate Eva's life. In lieu of flowers, please enjoy a visit to a local art gallery. Her work may be viewed at http://www.evakollerdavies.ca
D O R A E L I Z A B E T H DAV I S ( B et t y ) Peacefully with dignity, Betty passed away on September 21, 2018 at her retirement home in Toronto, Ont., in her 92nd year. Predeceased by her loving husbands, Gordon Alexander Smibert, and Fred Spicer; as well as her parents, George W. and Mabel (Stetson) McCarthy; and her siblings, Eleanor I. McLean, Alfred G., Alan R., and William A. McCarthy. She is survived by husband, Ralph M. Davis, Halifax, sister-in-law, Jean Reimann (née Smibert), Newmarket, her children, Craig Smibert and wife, Micheline Roi, Toronto, Glen Smibert and grandsons, Alexander and Sam Kasirer- Smibert, Montreal, and many nieces and nephews. Born at home in Truro, Nova Scotia, on August 17, 1926, Betty grew into a woman of many interests and accomplishments. She loved the arts, priding herself in her many childhood singing certificates and was an avid concert-goer, often collecting the programs and posters to keep and share.
She was also a wonderful dancer, as light on her feet as a puff of air. Curious by nature and as smart as a whip, Betty read newspapers and magazines from cover to cover often using the information gleaned therein to inform her more than canny ability at investing in the stock market. As her son's former partner and NFB librarian, Katherine once commented, "She should have been the librarian in the family," as she was a consummate collector and cataloguer and would squirrel away all manner of things of personal interest: receipts, rocks, and recipes. Betty loved lists and would write everything down, jotting down book titles heard on CBC radio, sometimes remembering where she had put the list when needed. Although she lived most of her life in Southern Ontario, she remained a true Easterner at heart, with a playful contempt for politicians, there was nothing she loved more than talking politics and highlighting the foibles of those in power.
Thanks to the staff of Humber Heights Retirement Home, especially: Lulu, Azmerra, and Suzanne. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., at Kitching, Steepe & Ludwig Funeral Home, 146 Mill Street North, Waterdown, ON, where a Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Siloam Cemetery, London, Ont. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Alzheimer Society of Canada. Please Sign the Tribute Wall at http://www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com
H U G H C . EVA N S
Professor Emeritus of Physics at Queen's University, passed away peacefully in his sleep at Kingston General Hospital on September 12, 2018 in his 88th year. Survived by his sister, Jenny Davey (Fran); and his longtime close friend, Ken Davey. Although Hugh never married, he was a thoughtful and adored uncle to Chris (Carole) of Oakville ON, Megan (Deceased, 2014) and Katherine (Patrick) and family (Alex and Kimberly) of Ste Anne de Bellevue, QC.
Hugh spent his boyhood in Chatham, ON, and, following in his father's footsteps enrolled in mining engineering at Queen's, but soon became engaged by the challenge of particle physics and switched to engineering physics (BSc 1955). He completed a MSc in physics (1957) and went on to complete his PhD at the University of Glasgow in "Natural Philosophy" (Glasgow's name for Physics) (1961).
He returned to Queen's, teaching in Engineering Physics and researching in subatomic physics, culminating as an important member of the team that built the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory at the bottom of a working mine, a project that resulted in a Nobel Prize for Art McDonald, the originator and Director of the project. Hugh had two other passions, sailing, and the natural world. As a sailor, he was a member of the Kingston Yacht Club, and for many years was an enthusiastic competitive racer in small boats and assisted with the organisation of the 19th Olympic sailing competition in Kingston. Eventually, after observing that he could get the same sensation by standing in a cold shower tearing up hundred dollar bills, he together with his friend, Sam Lazier, purchased the Islay, an historically important 38 foot ketch. Designed and built by the Professor of Civil Engineering at RMC, it was the first all-aluminum welded hull constructed. Many enjoyed the hospitality of a day sail or the annual sail around Lake Ontario.
There was an ambitious trip along the Trent- Severn System to Lake Huron including his nieces and nephew and their parents. He was also a devoted lover of the natural world, originating with the Christmas bird census and trips to Point Pelee in Chatham. He became an expert birder, and a committed member of the Kingston Field Naturalists, serving a term as its President in 2006-08. These activities have resulted in an extraordinarily diverse group of friends in Kingston and elsewhere. By Hugh's wish, cremation has already occurred, and no formal funeral ceremony has been planned, although a celebration of his life will probably be organised later. Those who wish to salute his memory may make a donation in his honour to the Kingston Field Naturalists or to the scholarships and prizes that will be established at Queen's by his estate.
CO N STA N T I N E H E R B E RT FE R N A N D O
Constantine Herbert Fernando was born on April 4, 1929 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He was the 8th child of MJ and Matilda and lived in a large bustling house in Nugegoda with large gardens full of fruit trees and a dairy. He would say he liked to "loaf around", meaning he was more apt to want to look in a stream or play in a field with friends rather than be a diligent student. Little did he know that this was the beginning of his future research on rice field ecology. In the latter years of secondary school he started to apply himself and get good grades.
He went to the University of Ceylon in Colombo as a Zoology major and achieved the highest ranking of any graduating student in the biological sciences, and on that basis was in 1953 awarded a scholarship to study at Oxford for his PhD. He attended Christ Church College at Oxford, and a whole new world opened up to him. He did his PhD on aquatic insects at the Hope Department of Entomology, under the supervision of Professor G. C. Varley. He was a popular and gregarious student who took part in many of the cultural offerings of Oxford. He returned home in 1956 and became an Assistant Lecturer in Zoology at the University of Ceylon and reconnected with an old friend Aggie Olivelle, who had just graduated from medical school, and she soon became more than a friend. He described her as "pretty, vivacious and easy to talk to" and also one of the smartest people he knew. She describes him as handsome, lively, happy and a man who never wanted to let go of her hand.
They married on April 26, 1957 in Colombo. A year later they had their first child Joseph and the next year their daughter Mary was born. In December of that year the family took a ship to Singapore so Herbert could take up a post as a University of Singapore lecturer in the Department of Zoology. Herbert loved Singapore -- a cosmopolitan city-state with wonderful food, diverse colleagues, and a relaxed way of life. Yet he felt the pull of home and the family moved back to Colombo in 1964. Herbert started work at the Fisheries Department and the family lived in Nugegoda. Again Herbert became restless and accepted a job in Waterloo, Canada.
The family arrived in Waterloo in July, 1965, and 2 months later their third child Shanti was born. Herbert became an Associate Professor in the Biology Department at the University of Waterloo. Aggie secured a professorship in the vet school at the University of Guelph. They settled in to life in Waterloo with Herbert being the "Chief Cook" and having weekly dinner parties with friends and hosting visitors and colleagues from all over the world. Herbert travelled to every province and visited every continent except Antarctica, spanning over 50 countries. In the last 10 years of his life Herbert slowed down as his mobility and health began to be compromised. He enjoyed his home and visits from his family including his six grandchildren and Shanti's dog Spencer until his last year when dementia took away some of his enjoyment of life. Herbert was a man full of life. In his scientific work, he ranged from his original study of aquatic insects, to fish, to parasites, to the study of zooplankton.
He was one of the first to push for the introduction of tilapia, a staple fish for many now, because of its resilience and high yield. Herbert published over 250 papers and edited 6 books. He illustrated his own papers with wonderful drawings. He was an accomplished singer. He loved parties, which gave full scope to both his singing and dancing urges, and his talents as a raconteur. He loved to cook family dinners, but also travelled with a collection of spices, the better to cook up the hot and flavourful curries which are still things of legend among the people of the various countries he visited. He kept up an enormous correspondence with colleagues, friends, and relatives from all over the world. Herbert was a voracious reader of the classics, modern literature, history, and much else.
Herbert, perhaps not surprisingly for someone of such prodigious energy and large character, struggled with his moods. He managed the downs by plunging into travels, work, and other pursuits - not the worst way to deal with these problems! Everyone has some demons like this, and what marks out our lives is partly the distinctive ways in which we manage to make something of them. Herbert Fernando certainly made quite a lot of them. Constantine Herbert Fernando, April 4, 1929 - September 18, 2018. Survived by his loving wife, Mary Agnes Fernando (b. 1931), and his children Joseph Laksiri Fernando (b. 1958, wife Sue Hausler, and their children Jonathan, Kiri, Nicky and Rosie), Mary Lilamini Fernando (b. 1959, husband Brian Lynn, and their children Michael and Emma), and Shanti Irene Fernando (b. 1965). A memorial and celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 1 p.m., reception to follow, at Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St S, Waterloo, Ontario, http://www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445. Those who knew Herbert and wish to honour him can consider donating to the environmental charity of their choice, in order to help protect the natural world that Herbert spent his life studying and trying to understand, and that today is in so much peril.
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A Celebration of Ned's Life will be held at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University, 36 University Ave, Kingston K7L 3N6 on Saturday November 17, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. In remembrance, donations to the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation directed to the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario or Palliative Care at Providence Care would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Robert J. Reid & Sons, "The Chapel on the Corner", Kingston. Messages of condolences and an extended death announcement may be found at http://www.reidfuneralhome.com
DAV I D N E S B I T T G L A S S E Y M a y 2 1, 1 93 6 S e pte m b e r 1 8, 2 01 8 After a short battle with cancer, David fell asleep in Jesus at the age of 82 in Toronto, Ontario. He was predeceased by his parents, Dr. David Glassey and Anne Nesbitt- Glassey; and his brother, Jeremy. A lifelong learner if there ever was one, David studied first at University of Toronto Schools and then Queen's University, followed by post-graduate studies at Michigan Tech.
A geologist by training, David spent many years working in the mining industry in the Canadian north. He specializing in mineral sampling and mining economics. There was not a subject in the arts or sciences which David could not wax eloquent. He spent his days studying from textbooks, exploring libraries, taking courses, all the while making meticulous and artful notes with the skill of a trained scribe and draftsman. David was a follower of the Lord Jesus and had no problem integrating his faith in God with his knowledge of the cosmos.
He saw himself as a sheep under the care of the Good Shepherd. He is now resting in the arms of Him who loved him and gave His life for him. All are welcome to attend a Memorial of his life celebrated with stories and recollections followed by refreshments to be held at Danforth Gospel Hall, 2237 Danforth Ave., Toronto, ON on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: MSC Canada 101 Amber Street, Unit 16 - Markham ON - L3R 3B2.
G EO RG E H A RO L D G R A N T
M a rc h 1 8, 1 9 4 2 - Se pte m b e r 1 7, 201 8 It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of George at Toronto General Hospital due to complications from chemotherapy for the treatment of prostate cancer. He was much loved and will be missed greatly by his wife of 54 years, Nancy, his daughter, Elizabeth, her husband, Sean Schurr, their children, Heidi and Simon, and Son William, his wife, Su and their children, Austin and Paisley. George was the eldest of six children born to William and Patricia (Trainor) Grant in Toronto and will be missed by his siblings, Judy Williams, Peter, Joan Jankowski (Ed) and Nancy Everill (Peter); predeceased by Kathy.
He will be fondly remembered by Nancy's family and his many cousins, nieces and nephews. George was an exceptionally caring man and his family loved him dearly. His grandchildren meant the world to him and they adored their GG. He was a wonderful father-in-law and embraced both his son and daughter-in-law as his own. George created a very tight knit family built around love and respect, and having fun together was his main objective. George was also a treasured friend to many; he built lasting friendships in Newfoundland, at Horseshoe Valley, on Cortleigh Blvd., at UCC, on Upper Captiva Island, in Nassau and on Windsong. He will be remembered for his brilliant mind, cunning sense of humour, and love of music. George had a distinguished career in broadcasting for over 50 years; he was a legend in the industry and a mentor to many.
He began as the Morning Man at CKAR in Huntsville in 1964 where he met his wife Nancy who was a teacher at the local high school. They were married in December of 1964 and moved to St John's NL, where George took a position as evening DJ at VOCM radio and progressed to become the Morning Man and Programme Director. Upon their return to Toronto George joined CHFI in a sales role, was a helicopter traffic reporter, and quickly advanced to VP of Sales and General Manager. During that time, he produced "On the Slopes" a ski show that aired on CITY TV and a number of Ontario radio stations. In 1976, George purchased a pair of radio stations in Oshawa and renamed the AM CKAR - Motor City Music, and the FM CKQT - On the Quiet Side. After years of building the stations, he sold them in 1990 and took a sabbatical. He became a founding partner for the Ottawa Senators in 1992 which acted as a springboard into sports ownership.
He also invested in the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1993, as part of a Limited Partnership formed to rescue the team; he subsequently became co-owner of the Ticats from 1995-2003. He was awarded the CFL Turnaround Franchise of the Year Award in 1996 and received the Keys to the City of Hamilton in 2000. One of his proudest moments was becoming a Grey Cup champion in 1999. In 2004, George returned to his broadcasting roots by orchestrating the purchase of Classical 96.3 on behalf of MZ Media. He held the position of President and CEO for the MZ Radio Division until 2013. Most recently he had been involved in setting up new Indigenous radio stations in Ottawa and Toronto to be on the air shortly. Along the way, George celebrated many accomplishments: a Queen's Jubilee medal; a Paul Harris Fellow; a Commissioned Reserve Officer in the Military.
He sat on the Boards of Brock University, Zoomer Media, Quetzal Energy, Adriac Resources, Creative Wealth Media, and OSRA. He also acted as Chair of The Vanier Cup, Theatre Plus, Parent Fundraising at UCC, and Co-Chair of the Brock University Capital Campaign. He was a Football coach at UCC, a member of the U of T Faculty Club and a member of the RCYC for over 50 years. Donations may be made in George's memory to the George and Nancy Grant Fund for Excellence in Men's Health at UHN: tgwhf.ca/personal-pages/ george-harold-grant or call 416-603-5300. A Celebration of Life will be held in George's honour on Tuesday, October 16th at 4 p.m. at the RCYC, 141 St. George St. Condolences may be made at http://www.rskane.ca R.S. Kane 416-221-1159
V I C TO R I A E M M A G O U DY - H E N T Y ( V i c k i )
Much loved and cherished wife of Keith Henty, passed into Heaven peacefully on September 20, 2018 surrounded by loving family after a fearless battle with cancer, at the age of 66. Daughter of the late Margaret and Victor Toivonen of Sault Ste. Marie. The most adored and loving sister to Rick (Shelley) Toivonen, and the late Margaret and late Mary. Fondly remembered by brother-in-law, David Henty and cousin, Douglas (Pauline) Grant and family in England.
Precious Auntie Vicki will always be in the hearts of Leah Ignacy (Mike), Callie Tonello (Eddy), Sarah Ignacy (Mitch), Kristyn Silver (Chris), Ryan Moll, Krystyna Popovich (Drew) and Rhyan Toivonen (Lauren), Michael Walker (late) and Jim Walker. Never to be forgotten Great Auntie Vicki to Ramsey, Barry, Tianna and her namesake Emily Victoria and Ethan, Kailey, and Rya. Vicki was devoted to her many friends and extended family who will miss the joy, kindness and love of this very special lady who gave everyone a piece of her heart. Vicki was the Manager of the 25 bed Residence at Rosalie Hall in Scarborough for 26 years. Through her beautiful spirit and with her generous heart, she contributed to the more than 150 years of service by the Misericordia Sisters to young single pregnant women, their children, and families. Vicki's family would like to express sincere gratitude to all who participated in her care, especially those at Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre,
Hope House Community Hospice and Hill House Hospice in Richmond Hill. A celebration of Vicki's life will take place on September 26th at 1 p.m. with service to follow at 2 p.m. at Marshall Funeral Home 10366 Yonge Street Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3B8. Committal and Interment with further remembrances of Vicki will take place in Sault Ste. Marie on October 1st at 1 p.m. in the chapel at Greenwood Cemetery. Rev. John Wilson will be officiating. Memorial donations honouring Vicki can be made to Hill House Hospice in Richmond Hill, Rosalie Hall in Scarborough or the charity of your choice.
J EA N F R A N C E S G U R R
Peacefully in Ottawa on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the age of eighty-seven. Survived by her daughters, Jane (David Dyment), Alison (Scott Puddicombe); son, Tim (Jane Cope); and loving grandchildren, Sebastian, Claire, Tess, Oliver and Emma. Predeceased by her husband, Robert Frederick Gurr; her parents, Dr. and Mrs. John/ Jean Miller of Iroquois, Ontario; brother, David Miller; and sister, Ruth Miller. Jean led a happy and full life surrounded by many friends and family, including her dear sister Margaret Light. A celebration of Jean's life will be held with family and friends from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 5th, at her home. In memory of Jean, a donation to Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada would be appreciated. Condolences/donations: http://www.hpmcgarry.ca
G E R A L D I N E J OA N H E F F E R N A N
Fe b r u a r y 3 , 1 923 S e pte m b e r 1 5 , 2 01 8 Geraldine Joan Heffernan (95), loving wife of Gerald, passed away peacefully at home on September 15, 2018. Geraldine (nee O'Leary) grew up in the Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto. Gerald met "the girl with the curly hair, big smile and a serious love of books" on a blind date in 1938, sparking an 80 year-long romance. Together they enjoyed a variety of activities including dancing, skiing, golfing, tennis and reading. Geraldine graduated from U of T with a degree in physiotherapy during WWII.
The Gerrys married in 1943. As Gerald pursued his career, first in Vancouver then in Edmonton and Toronto, Geraldine took on the challenging task of raising eight children while pursuing her academic interests, completing an honors B.A. in history at U of T in 1970. Geraldine is predeceased by her daughter Shelagh. She leaves Gerald and her children: Joe (Marie), Mary Clare, Mark, Helen, Tracy, Teresa and Virginia (Roger) and son-in-law Peter Sinclair. She is fondly remembered by her eight grandchildren, Blake, Siobhan, Spencer, Madeleine, Emma, Yasch, Graham and Danaé; and great-grandchildren Soleil and Cillian.
A special thank you to Eunie Arevalo and her supportive team of caregivers for their compassion, diligence and devotion during Geraldine's final years. The family will preside at a private burial. If desired, donations may be made to the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation to support Dr. Sandra Black's research in Alzheimers. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www. humphreymilesnewbigging.com
RO S E M A RY GEA L E I RV I N E
Rosemary Geale Irvine (nee Grier), aged 92 of Ottawa, Ontario, passed away peacefully on Monday September 17, 2018. She was born in Oak Park, Illinois to the late Geoffrey and Jocelyn Grier. As the daughter of a fine artist, she frequently applied her innate skills to the work of Interior Design while nurturing her family and meeting the challenges of Navy life as the wife of the late LCdr. Thomas Arthur Irvine. She was recently blessed with the arrival of great-grandson, Nathan Rheaume, son of her grandson, Thomas, and his wife, Kathryn. She is survived by her children, Victoria Rheaume (Gene) and Geoffrey Irvine. Rosemary will be greatly missed by her four grandchildren, Amanda, Thomas, Jenessa and Benjamin to whom she gave so much. She will be interred beside her parents and other relatives at a private gathering at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto on October 2, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Tributes, condolences, and donations may be made at http://www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com
J U D I T H R A E J O H N STO N
PhD, Professor Emerita at the University of British Columbia School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, died at her home in Vancouver on August 26, 2018. Judith was born in Pasadena California, where she spent her childhood. She studied at Stanford (BA and MA in speechlanguage pathology) and the University of California, Berkeley, where she completed a PhD in Developmental Psychology in 1979. Judith went on to have an illustrious academic career first at Indiana University, then from 1989 at the University of British Columbia where she was Professor and Director at the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences. Judith was recognized at local, national, and international levels for her outstanding contributions to the field of communication sciences and disorders as a researcher, teacher, administrator, and mentor. Awards included the Honours of the BC Association of Speech-
Language Pathology and Audiology, the UBC Killam Teaching Prize, a 3M Teaching Fellowship, the Honors of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, and a lifetime achievement award for research at the Symposium for Research in Child Language Disorders. Judith was a gifted classical singer, a talented photographer, and an enthusiastic gardener. She was proud of her Swedish and Cherokee heritage. She loved music, art, travel, museums, word games, detective novels, and flying her kite.
Most of all, she cherished her family and her friends. Judith's parents were Naomi Harmon Johnston and Roy Gunnar Johnston. She is survived by her brother, Robert K. Johnston; and sister-in-law, Catherine M. Barsotti, Pasadena, CA; her niece, Elizabeth Johnston; and family, Brian Nalezny, Anna, Jayne, and Thomas, Minneapolis, MN; her niece, Margaret Browne and family, Kevin Browne, Eleanor, and James, Madison, ME; her aunt Lillian Johnston, Mercer Island, WA; cousins, Mark Johnston, Gay Mitchell, and Christina, Coquitlam, BC; cousins, Gail and Roger Johnson, Seattle, WA; cousins, Anne and Richard Fuller, Spokane, WA; her long-time colleague, friend, and companion Jo Nussbaum, Vancouver, and Jo's family; her devoted friend and caregiver Loida Jimenez; and many friends and colleagues around the world. She survives in the many students and clinicians she taught and mentored. A Celebration of Life will take place at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 3811 Point Grey Road, Vancouver, on Sunday October 28 at 2 p.m., followed by a reception. If desired, donations in Judith's memory may be made to Indspire (indspire.ca), the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (vancouversymphony.ca), or the BC Centre for Ability (bc-cfa.org). Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a personal condolence.
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 ( H e a t h e r ) ; a n d h e r 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 M i s s i s s a u g a , w i t h t h e 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 f r i e n d s . P a r t i c u l a r l y 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. B e y o n d h e r c h i l d r e n ' 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 d e m o n s t r a t e d g r e a t 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.
S A M K L A P M A N
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It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle, Sam Klapman. Sam enjoyed a sweet life, filled with family and friends and he cherished every moment. He was devoted to his wife of 68 years, Ruth. They were the first ones on the dance floor and the last to leave the party. Sam enjoyed and was the patriarch to three more generations: father to Sandi (Sam) Malamud, Marla Bernstein, Hartley Klapman (Drew Salter) and Jody Klapman (Brian Goldberg); grandfather to Andrew (Hilary), Allan, Aaron (Alanna), Jason, Steven (Alexis), Dana, Brady, Carly (Jay), Hanna (Gaby) and Kevin; great-grandfather to Florie; and Uncle Shloim to many nieces and nephews. Sam began his business career in the garment industry in 1946 and was chairman of MWG Apparel Corp. until his passing. He was a well-known and highly regarded industry innovator; embracing new technology in all aspects of apparel manufacturing. Sam spent every summer of his life at Winnipeg Beach where he passed the days creating in his wood working studio, cycling and pitching horseshoes.
He was loved by many in that town and was known to everyone as Zaidy. He welcomed his children and grandchildren throughout the winters in Palm Springs, where he also enjoyed hiking, golfing and pitching horseshoes. Sam instilled a strong philanthropic and community spirit in his children and grandchildren and was a great supporter of Winnipeg, the Winnipeg Jewish community, Israel, and countless charitable causes. Sam travelled the world for business and pleasure, and was a passionate fisherman and poker player.
He was a devoted friend to his many buddies, who were always there for each other, and he will be missed by those left behind. Sam was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Fanny Klapman; his brothers and sisters-inlaw, Harry (Sonia), Meyer (Gladys), Max (Fay), Mickey (Rita); and his sisters and brother-in-law, Beverly Demsky, Esther Klapman Bleiberg and Esther (Albert) Goffstein. Funeral services took place September 14, 2018 at Shaarey Zedek Synagogue followed by interment at Shaarey Zedek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ruth and Sam Klapman Fund at the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba at (204) 477-7525.
M A RG O T J O H N S L E M A N
( T h o r b u r n ) J a n u a r y 1 7, 1 93 5 S e pte m b e r 1 5 , 2 01 8 Surrounded by her family, Margot passed away suddenly at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Beloved wife to Michael Leman, and mother to daughters, Michelle and Kellie Leman; Margot was the cherished daughter of Emice (Johns) Thorburn (deceased) and William Hamilton Alexander Thorburn (deceased); sister of Susan Hutton (deceased); and brothers, Drew of Salt Spring Island, B.C. and Rob Sr. of Collingwood, Ontario. An alumna of Branksome Hall, Margot was born and raised in Toronto and married her husband, Michael, 61 years ago this September.
Devoted to her family, her daughters, Michelle and Kellie, were her greatest pride and joy. Always strikingly elegant and gracious, Margot was dignified and reserved with a warm heart and compassion. "Mag" was extremely loyal and caring beyond the call of duty. Her all-pervasive spirit and true respect for all people amassed and kept her many friendships alive. Her creativity, love of art and sculpture, humor and elegance were reflected in the beautiful home environment she created and shared with her family. Margot will be greatly missed and forever remembered. At Margot's request, she has been cremated and no memorial service will be held. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymiles.com.
JUDITH DAWNE MADDOCKS
June 10, 1951 - August 11, 2018 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Judith Dawne Maddocks on August 11, 2018, after a brave battle with cancer. Born in Penticton, BC, Judith began her professional career as a kindergarten teacher, in Sydney, Australia. She then returned to BC to join the family insurance brokerage in Rossland, BC and began what would become a stellar career in the insurance field. Moving to Ontario, Judith held progressively senior executive positions with RSA, Zurich and Kemper Insurance. In 1999, she was elected Chair of the Board of Governors of the Insurance Institute of Canada. She capped her professional career with a return to BC when she was appointed as a Senior VP of the Insurance C o r p o r a t i o n o f B r i t i s h Columbia (ICBC ). Throughout her professional and personal life Judith made many friends, and was an a d v o c a t e , s t a n d i n g passionately for issues she c a r e d a b o u t .
I t w a s mentioned that she "broke through the glass ceiling"! In addition to being an advocate for change, Judith loved art and was also passionate about her dogs, "Max" and "Monty" who sadly predeceased her, and currently her little "Cody". Judith is survived by her mother, Phyllis Maddocks of Yuma, Arizona; her sister, Sandra Gordy of Naples, Florida; her brother, Colin Maddocks, of Kamloops, BC; her nephews, Finn Hulten of Vancouver, Dakota Hernandez of Los Angeles; and her nieces, Dallas Hernandez of Los Angeles and Avalon Gordy of Naples, Florida.
Throughout her journey with cancer Judith received many encouraging cards and letters of support for which the family is very appreciative. The family also wishes to express thanks to the staff of BC Cancer Agency for their support and assistance. A private celebration of life with close family and friends was held on August 18, 2018. Donations appreciated in Judith's memory to the BC SPCA.
RHODA CLAIRE MARGLES
November 14, 1924 - September 20, 2018 Rhoda died peacefully at the Russell Hill Retirement Residence two months before her 94th birthday. Her childhood in New York City shaped her life-long love of art and music. Just before graduating from Hunter College in 1945, she met Sol at a USO dance. After they married, they settled down in his hometown of Cobourg, Ontario. In 1982 they moved to Toronto, where Sol died in 1991.
Rhoda was a gifted weaver and knitter, and an a c c o m p l i s h e d c o o k . A d e v o t e d m o t h e r , g r a n d m o t h e r , g r e a t - grandmother and friend, her selfless generosity and positive outlook will be forever treasured by all who knew her. Rhoda is survived by her children, Andrea (the late Andrew Ranachan), Pamela (David Estrin), Bruce (Pamela Degendorfer) and Judy (Steve Wasserstrom), grandchildren Kate (David Tucker), Gabriel, Seth (Guillaume Beaudin), Pesha, Simone, Shuly, Asher and Benjamin, and the new joy in her life, her greatgranddaughter, Maddie. She will also be missed by her dear sisters-in-law Anne Margles and Roberta Klein, and her adored nieces and nephews, and their families. For their outstanding care, special thanks to Dr. Les Richmond, and immense gratitude to the extraordinary staff at the Russell Hill Retirement Residence.
Passed away peacefully at Fountain View on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Beloved aunt of Marilyn Nakeff, Gail Kingerski, Diane Evans and Joanne Pearen. Predeceased by nieces and nephew Susan, Marney and David Pearen. During her years of employment Jo was a Research Director for two advertising agencies and the Magazine Association of Canada.
She was proud to be selected a Fellow of the Professional Marketing Research Society and was listed in The World's Who's Who of Women. On retirement she was a freelance writer for twenty years for Marketing Magazine and five years for the Globe and Mail travel section. The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) for a funeral service on Monday, September 24th at 11:00 a.m., with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. A reception will be held in the funeral home with interment in Mount Hope Cemetery to follow. In lieu of flowers, and as expressions of sympathy, Mass offerings and charity donations w o u l d b e a p p r e c i a t e d . Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through http://www.humphreymiles.com.
M A RY DYCE MO RG A N
"A u n t S a l l y " Died peacefully at Westmount Gardens in London on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the age of 94. Daughter of the late Dr. Edward and Grace Morgan, she was predeceased by her two brothers, Tom (Barbara) and Sandy (Sue) Morgan, and by her beloved friend, Barbara Edwardson. Sally will be dearly missed by her nieces Deborah, Martha (Michael), Marna, and Tara; and by her nephews, David (Kathy) and Jay (Barbara). Sally was born in Toronto July 11, 1924. She attended Bishop Strachan School, and then obtained her degree in physiotherapy at the University of Toronto. Sally's early career included working as a physiotherapist and teacher with the Royal Canadian Medical Corps, the Department of Veteran Affairs, the Ontario Society for Crippled Children, the Children's Hospital in Montreal, as well as the Toronto General Hospital.
Sally was also a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, with the rank of Lieutenant, from 1944 to 1946, and received a Canadian Volunteer Service Medal for her service. In the mid 1960's, along with her colleague Barbara Edwardson, Sally helped to found the physiotherapy program at the University of Western Ontario. It was a successful labour of love that took great dedication and leadership, and the program has now become an international leader in the field of rehabilitation and therapy. Sally's love for her students and the teaching profession remained unwavering until she retired as Professor Emeritus in 1991.
Sally's home on Dearborn Avenue, London, that she shared with Barbara Edwardson, became a wonderful haven for colleagues, students, and friends, a place where they could always find personal support, stimulating conversation, and wonderful food. Sally's family is forever grateful for the compassionate care that she received from all of her caregivers during her final years spent at both the Longworth and Westmount Gardens facilities in London, Ontario. A celebration in honour of Sally's life was held at the University Of Western Ontario Grad Club. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex. For online condolences, please visit westviewfuneralchapel.com
DEBRA LYNN MURRAY- MCFADDEN
Sadly, we announce the passing of Debra, on September 10, 2018, of natural causes. Debra was the loving wife of the late James Michael 'Mike' McFadden and doggy mom of Kashmir and Seamus. Dear sister of Jennifer (Stephen Clothier). Aunt of Rachel, Sarah, Madeline, Colin, Aidan and Celia. Predeceased by her parents William and Miriam Murray. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, on Sunday, September 30 for a Memorial Reception in the Trafalgar Room being held from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ontario Veterinary College Pet Trust would be greatly appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit http://www.jsjonesandsonfuneralh ome.com
W I L L I A M T H O M A S M c CO N N E L L ( B i l l )
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Bill died peacefully at St Michael's Hospital on Saturday, September 8, 2018. He was the ever-loving husband, for over forty-one years, of Ann Grindley McConnell (nee Taylor) who passed away on Monday August 18, 2014. Born to Arthur and Ellen (nee Holton) MacConnell, in Cahir, County Tipperary, Ireland on March 9, 1931. Dearly loved brother of the late Pat (Rita), the late Joseph and John McConnell, each of Dublin, Ireland. Dearly loved brother-in-law of Susan Howarth (David), of Denver, CO, and John (Judith), of Kent, England; loving uncle to Kate (Parag), of Vienna, VA, Lindsay (Kurt), of Windsor, CT, and Charles (Melissa) of Fort Wayne, IN.
Bill received his BA (Economics), BSC with Honours (Engineering) and Masters of Science (Computer Science) from Trinity College, Dublin. Bill had a long and varied career spanning over 30 years as a management consultant and Partner at Peat Marwick/KPMG in Montreal and Toronto. He travelled extensively performing strategic reviews for major corporate clients. While working in Montreal, Bill met Ann on a weekend skiing visit to a private ski lodge in Vermont. After his return to Montreal, Bill called Ann by telephone and invited her to dinner which she declined, but luckily for them both, they met again some months later, on a blind date organized by a friend, which helped set the stage for a more positive outcome: they subsequently married in Heswall, England, in March, 1973. In 1982, Bill and Ann moved to Toronto where they enjoyed a long, happy marriage and travelled widely.
Bill and Ann were blessed with numerous friends. Bill was so grateful for the support of his friends and their many hospital visits over the past few months. Many thanks to everyone. No flowers, please, but donations may be made to St. Michael's Hospital, or to your preferred charity. Cremation has taken place, a service will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel, followed by a reception in the Rosedale Room at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue).
A S H L E Y M AY MI K L A S
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, in Toronto, Ontario at Mount Sinai Hospital surrounded by her family and friends. Born on Monday, August 19, 1996, Ashley May was the love of our life. The beautiful daughter of Paul and Holly Miklas and cherished sister of Adam and Mathew Miklas, special friend of Adrienne Meyers, Cassidy Timpano. Beloved granddaughter of Dusty and Anne Miklas and Dr. Doug and Thelma Dalgleish. Sweetest niece of Greg and Linda Miklas, Brian Miklas, Steve and Janet Moffat, Mark Dalgleish, Kristi Forsey, Kerri and David Rowe and Margaret and John Gooderham. Favourite cousin to Andrew (Erin), Jason, David (Kate), Laura, Sarah, James, Jake, Ryan, Elizabeth, Chanelle, Jordan, Stephanie, James (Beth), Zachary (Jamie), Chad (Emily), Shayla, Kara (Taylor), Quinn (Nat), Katelyn, Jaycie, Madison and Georgie. Ashley was adored by everyone. Her wonderful friends meant so much to her and will miss her dearly. Rachel,
Taylor, Cole, Hannah, Estelle, Carly, Serena, Nic, Rica, Elizabee, Johnny, Alexa, Maral, and so many more, you were her world. Thank you for all the love. Ashley will be missed dearly by her family at the Bishop Strachan School, Queen's University, University of Toronto, and extended family at Upper Canada College. A special thanks to Dr. Albi Razak, Dr. Lilian Siu, Dr. Rebecca Glady, Dr. Ann O'Neil, and Dr. Charles Catton at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Sarcoma Clinic. Thank you to the Palliative Care Team and Acute Pain Management at Mount Sinai Hospital, Dr. Leah Steinberg, Dr. Sarah Kawaguchi, Dr. Harleen Toor, Dr. Narges Khoshnood, Dr. Jennifer Shapiro, Dr. Victor Cellaris, Dr. Flamer, Dr. Jon Hunter, Dr. Melissa Lee and Emily Lovrics.
Thank you to the angels on the 10th floor, Registered Nurses, Bonnie, Wanza, Nicole, Julie, Maya, Joanne, Phoebe, Andrea, Christina and the entire team. We are so grateful for your respectful care and kindness. Very special mention to our dear friend Deborah for her extraordinary support. Ashley was taken from us too soon but her beautiful spirit will live on in our hearts forever. As Ash always reminded us, "Live your best life." Visitation from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Bishop Strachan School, 298 Lonsdale Road, Toronto. Visitation from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Jerrett North York Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge Street, North York, South of Steeles Ave. Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 24, 2018 at Saint Michael's Cathedral Basilica, 200 Church Street, Toronto. Entombment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill. In lieu of flowers, kindly support the Sarcoma Medical Oncology Research Fund at The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation or the Ashley Miklas Memorial Fund at Mt. Sinai Hospital.
WA L L AC E E DW I N N O DW E L L "E d "
Peacefully, at home, on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at the age of 86. Beloved husband of the late Joan. Loving father of Justin and Sarah (Laurie), and father-in-law to Lisa. Born on a farm near Hillsburgh, Ontario, rumour has it he was a bit of a rebel. Successful, intelligent and well read, Ed was adventurous - whether travelling by moped in Portugal, skiing in the Eastern Townships, or visiting Paris on a whim - and a friend to everyone he met. He worked in advertising and was an entrepreneur, forming his own business and making a success of it through a recession.
He loved golfing at Lambton and the beaches at Hilton Head. Predeceased by his older brother Gordon, he leaves behind sisterin- law Jessie, his younger sister Joan Trathen (Bill), nieces and nephews Paul, David, Marcus, Lauren and Tina, and grandson Leo. Ed was a genuinely fun person and he will be missed dearly. A celebration of Ed's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Dorothy Ley Hospice would be appreciated.
A . D U G A L D N E I L R I TC H I E
J u n e 2 2 , 1 9 4 4 S e pte m b e r 1 5 , 2 01 8 In Toronto, surrounded by his loved family, Dugald died peacefully in the hospital of kidney failure. Son of the late General Sir Neil and Lady Ritchie (nee Catherine Minnes). He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Liz) (nee Birkett); his children, Pamela Ritchie Levitt (Howard), and Neil Ritchie (Jodi Wright); and his sister, Anne Ritchie. Proud grandfather of Wren, Alessandra and Sarah Levitt; and of Blair and Tommy Ritchie; with many cousins, nieces and nephews. Dugald had a celebrated 51- year career as an Investment Advisor and Vice-President at RBC Dominion Securities. He will be remembered through his boarding student days at St. Andrew's College, and as a fast-moving sports enthusiast of squash and tennis at the Badminton and Racquet Club, of golf at the Toronto Golf Club, of salmon fishing on the Bonaventure River in the Gaspe, and, happily plowing through the waters of the Thousand Islands in Gananoque. A somewhat disheveled organizer and master delegator of many social events, Dugald had many friends, and especially loved his Wren House and Austin Terrace traditions. Loved all the gossip.
He will be sorely missed by his family, and as an unpretentious, funinjecting and fiercely loyal friend to a multitude. Special thanks to his dedicated team of wonderful caregivers in the last one and a half years - Rowena, Elsa, Cris, Mylanie and Annalise. The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 27th. We will gather to celebrate his life on Friday, September 28th at 11:00 a.m. in Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be considered to Beverley School on Baldwin Street in Toronto, a school for children with special needs in honour of Dugald's granddaughter, Alessandra; or to the Toronto General Hospital. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
RICHARD BYRNE SULLIVAN
After a hard-fought battle with lymphoma cancer, Richard Byrne Sullivan passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and loved ones on September 17, 2018 at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. He leaves behind his 4 children with Barbara - Jonathan "J.J.", Desmond, Keriann and Megan "MeMe" Jowett (Stephen). He will also be deeply missed by his siblings, Pat (Marion), Colleen Brown (Tom), Tom, Sue Lankin (Tim), Rosemary, and David (Rena). He was especially beloved by his many nieces, nephews and their children. He was predeceased by his parents, R a y m o n d G e o r g e a n d Rosemary Theresa, and his brother Paul "Chub".
Rick was ever generous and diligent, volunteering his time and passion to many, including multiple charities and non-profits through his 67 years. A celebration of Rick's life will be held at 1pm on October 14 at Windreach Farm, Ashburn, Ontario. All whose lives were benefited by Rick in any way are invited to attend and share their memories. A private burial with his family has taken place on September 22. In lieu of flowers or gifts, Rick's family asks that donations be made in his memory to either the Windreach Farm Foundation (http://www.windreachfarm.org) or the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation's Lymphoma Cancer Research Fund ( http://www.thepmcf.ca).
B A R B A R A M A RY TI M M I N S ( n e e K i n g )
S e pte m b e r 1, 1 93 2 S e pte m b e r 1 9, 2 01 8 ( b o r n i n M o n t rea l ) Died peacefully in Toronto at her home, in her own bed on September 19, 2018. She will be forever loved and missed by; John Timmins, her husband of 65 years; her sister, Elizabeth Lane; her brother, Richard King; her children, John, Suzanne, Michael (Patty Zuver), Margo (Graham Henderson), Carolyn (Geoffrey Pierson), and Peter (Sue Timmins); her grandchildren, Chantal, Hunter, Leo, Xiu, Anna, Joe, Emma, Min, Ed and Michael; her greatgrandchildren, Joey and Jameel; and her friend and housekeeper, Irene Almeida.
She was a proud graduate of the Royal Victoria Hospital, Class of 1953 and took time away from raising six children to work as a nurse at the Montreal General Hospital and the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. She enjoyed her garden, her tennis, her time around the table with her bridge partners, her summers in Magog and Maine with her friends and family, and lazy days spent with her parents and family in Barbados. She had the uncanny ability, in conversation with family, friend or stranger, to gently peel back the layers until something germane or true was revealed. But most of all she loved watching her kids grow and spread their wings and she reveled in listening to the exploits of her grandkids and sharing in their excitement about the life ahead. There will be a private celebration of her life with family and friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Mavrogiannis and the Dorothy Ley Hospice. Donations made to the Dorothy Ley Hospice, in Barbara's memory, would be greatly appreciated. https://www.dlhospice.org
A N N E T RU E B LO O D B RO DZ K Y W I L L I A M S
Anne was born on August 4, 1932, in Roseburg, Oregon, to Paul Trueblood of Macksburg, Iowa, and Helen Churchill of Roseburg. Her father was a professor of English, a Byron scholar and conscientious objector. As a child Anne lived in 10 of the United States before her father found a permanent professorship at the University of Willamette in Oregon. Anne's sister Susan (Stuart) of Eugene, Oregon, fondly remembers Anne teaching her how to see fairies. In about 1950 Anne moved to San Francisco, California, where she married Arthur, son of Horace Brodzky, and in 1955 her son Michael was born. It was in the San Francisco of the 1950s that Anne's life-long engagement with the arts began. In about 1958 Anne separated from her first husband and thereafter raised their son on her own. Anne received a Masters with Honors in Literature and Art History from the University of Oregon in 1965, and in August of that year she moved to London, Ontario, to accept a post as Curator of Education at the London Regional Art Gallery. While there Anne gave lectures, planned children's classes, designed touring shows, and was instrumental in the mounting of a Centennial year exhibition called Cultural Heritage of the Region.
In 1967 Anne became the Editor of artscanada magazine, producing more than 60 issues before the magazine ceased publication in 1982. During these years she also served on the Department of Public Works Fine Arts Advisory Committee for the commissioning of art works, and on the Canada Council's Advisory Committee for their Explorations program. Anne counted among her friends such notable artists as Jack Chambers, Ronald Bloore, Vera Frankel, Tim Whiten, John Boyle, Susan Jarmain, Leigh Hyams, Rolando Castellon, Amy Berk and Pauline Oliveros. In December 1982 Anne married Anthony Williams of London, England, at the Friends Meeting House in New York City. A birthright Quaker, Anne's abiding faith always informed her spiritual and social engagement with the world. In 1982 Anne returned to San Francisco, and with her husband found a home in Inverness,
Marin County. Anne and Tony established the Society for Arts Publications of the Americas, opened the Meridian Art Gallery in San Francisco, and set up a youth program dedicated to providing inner-city teens with after-school employment in an arts-centred environment. Meridian Gallery, which showcased innovative music, lectures and performance, as well as the visual arts, became a vital part of the Bay Area art scene until escalating rents in the area forced its closure in 2015. The Meridian Gallery archives will be housed at Stanford University. In July 2016 Anne returned to Canada with her husband to live in Port Bruce, Ontario. She died at the St. Thomas Elgin Hospital on September 19, 2018, survived by her husband Tony, her son Michael, her granddaughters Erika and Miranda, her daughter-in-law Anne Rose, and her sister Susan. For her love of the world, and her intensely accomplished life, she will be remembered at a service to be held at the Friends House in Sparta, Ontario, on October 20, 2018.
D I A N A E L I Z A B E T H W R I G H T
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Her laughter and smile that lit up a room and warmed our hearts will be forever in our memories. First born of Sherwood (deceased 2009) and Joan (deceased 2014) Wright; adored sister of Doug (Paula), Ted (Jo), Cynthia (Claude) and Bill (Mary-Enid); most cherished aunt of Masha, Peter (Nicole), Emma (Adam), Daniel (Alicia), Simon, Lewis, Siena and Pascale; and great-aunt to Jason and Jack. She was a special friend to Ken Sketchley. Diana was mentor, teacher, leader and shared widely her passion for design. She believed strongly in improving design education and practice. For over 20 years she was a volunteer for the Council for Interior Design Accreditation and most recently she was appointed to its Accreditation Commission. In addition to her practice at Retail Environments, Diana contributed to education at: The International Academy of Design, George Brown College, Humber College, Ryerson's School of Interior Design and George Washington University. She was an active member in professional associations including NCIDQ, ARIDO and IDC. With her warmth, humour, generosity and kind interest in others, Diana had many friends. The family would like to invite friends to celebrate her life in the only way that she would approve: with lots of laughter, food and wine. The party will be at the Thornwood Club, 20 Scrivener Square, Toronto on Monday, September 24th, 3-5 p.m. In recognition of the wonderful care that Diana received, donations to Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and registering at OneMatch stem cell registry would be appreciated by the family.