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Died peacefully, at home at Maison Senior Living in West Vancouver, BC, October 15, 2018 at the age of 92. William lived a long, adventure-filled life.

His journey as lifelong learner, scientist, educator, leader, husband, father and grandfather influenced those who came to know him for his loving, generous nature, his profound curiosity and his wit. Predeceased by his brothers, John and Robert; he is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy; his son, John (and his daughter-in-law Carol and grand daughter Molly); and three daughters, Margaret (son-in-law Stan), Julia and Millie.

William, a.k.a., Bill, was born April 11, 1926 in Kingston, Ontario. He was the son of Elmer Ernest Beckel of Oshawa, Ontario and Beatrice Mary (Driver) Beckel of Kingston, Ontario. His early years were spent in Branford, Ontario, where his father owned a Chevrolet Oldsmobile dealership. With the Great Depression of the 1930s, people stopped buying cars. William's father paid all his debts and the family moved back to Kingston, his father finding work as Quartermaster at Collins Bay Institution "Preferred Class Penitentiary".

His mother, Beatrice, earned extra money in the summers for the family by operating a tea room from their home in Collins Bay with Bill and his brother Rob acting as servers.

William's education was extensive. He began his education at Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute. From there, he attended Queen's University, graduating in 1949 with a B.A. He gained his master's degree at the State University of Iowa in 1953. Two years later, he received his Ph.D from Cornell University.

William was a Research Scientist for the Defence Research Board, Ottawa and Department National Defence in Fort Churchill, Manitoba, from 1948-1955. It was here that he met his life partner and scientist, Dorothy. He then worked at the Canadian Department of Agriculture before becoming Assistant, then Associate, Professor at the University of Toronto from 1956-64. He was Full Professor and Dean at Scarborough College at the U of T from 1964-68, then Vice-President, University of Lethbridge, in Alberta, from 1968-72 and President, University of Lethbridge from 1972-79. William finished his career as President of Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario from 1979-89. From there, he and his wife, Dorothy, retired in Vancouver, BC.

Along the way Bill was a member of numerous scientific, professional and education societies and the author of over forty scientific and educational publications in juried national and international journals.

Dr. Beckel was a zoologist and an early proponent of the use of television as a teaching medium. In 1964 he became the first dean of the University of Toronto-affiliated Scarborough College, which led an experiment in teaching half the courses using TV-only lectures.

At the University of Lethbridge as an approachable and interested President, he was often seen chatting with students in the concourse. There he oversaw the construction of the new campus and the implementation of Management Arts, Native American Studies, and the expanded Cooperative Education program. Under Dean Russell Leskiw, the Education program became one of the best in Canada. A highlight during Dr. Beckel's presidency was the provincial government's approval of the Centre for the Arts, a building that allowed for the creation of the U of L's art collection.

Like many Ontario universities at the time, Carleton was in financial trouble when Dr. Beckel took the helm in 1979. That year it was running a $1.5-million deficit. He oversaw several controversial faculty buyouts, and in 1980, the school had to dip into academic scholarship funds to help cover its debts.

Dr. Beckel's efforts during the 1980's eventually pulled Carleton out of the red and into a building period that resulted in a new student residence, a new library, a Life Sciences Research Building, an Art Gallery, a Social Sciences Research Building, a Day Care Centre and the beginning of a new engineering complex.

Unlike Carleton's rival universities, most of whom were raising admissions standards to compete for better students, Dr. Beckel decided to keep Carleton open to high-school graduates with averages as low as 60 per cent on the premise that "every student should have the right to fail". The benefit of this philosophy was that first year enrolment increased bringing with it increased tuition revenue that more than offset the impact of a lower retention rate. This egalitarian philosophy combined with tough financial controls resulted in a strong financial position for the university and made it a "rare chance" university. For many students, Carleton offered a rare chance at a university education.

On July 1, 1989, the same year he received an honorary degree of Legum Doctoris from Carleton. Previously that same year Dr. Beckel received an Honorary Degree from Ottawa University. In 1995, Dr. Beckel was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Lethbridge.

William enthusiastically enjoyed his family, his friends, cooking, wine, cheese, music, hunting, and skiing.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Whistler Ski Patrol.

Email Indicate in the subject: "Make a Donation to the Ski Patrol". They will respond with details.

Celebration of life will be held in North Vancouver on November 24, 2018.

Time and Location to be announced. For up to date details and sending condolences please go to: funeral-homes/north-vancouver-bc/first-memorial-funeral-services/3801


August 6, 1929 - September 12, 2018

A celebration of Carol's life will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Granite Club.

If desired, memorial donations can be made to the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, the Royal Ontario Museum or a charity of your choice.

Condolences, photographs or memories may be forwarded to The full notice about Carol appeared in The Globe and Mail on Saturday, September 29, 2018.

Carol's beloved son Richard George Meech died suddenly on September 29, 2018 and a notice appeared in The Globe and Mail on Saturday, October 13, 2018. A Celebration of Life for Richard will be held in December in Toronto.

More information will be published at a later date.


Norm Best, of Dundas, Ontario, passed away in his 89th year on October 13, 2018. Survived by his beloved wife, Ruth and daughters, Christina and Diane and son, Michael.

Norm had a long career in senior positions in the Ontario Ministries of Education and Culture & Recreation.


With grieving hearts we announce the sudden and tragic passing of our beloved Tom, on Friday, October 12, 2018 while engaged in his favourite activity - kayaking and bonding with nature.

Predeceased by parents Irene Ann Elizabeth (nee Kellins) and William (Bill) Henry Chambers of Saskatoon, SK, as well as sister Lana Pipke (Al, deceased); and brother James; Tom is survived by his greatest loves; wife Anna; and sons Marlon Steele and Argus William. Mourning his loss are his brother Robert (Bob) and wife Joyce and family; mother-in-law Vasso Mahshy (Shafik, deceased); sisters-in-law Mary Ellen Chambers (James, deceased), Aliki Mahshy, Cleo Darragh (Greg) and family; Leila Jahn (David) and family; in addition to many extended relations.

Born on January 14, 1955 in Olds, AB, Tom would dream big on his journey in the men's fashion industry. His creative flair, determination and dedicated work ethic helped him launch Chambers and Sons Agents Limited in 1988. For over 30 years this fashion-forward company has distributed European brands to over 120 Canadian retailers.

His passing leaves a distinct void within the fashion industry.

Tom had a compassionate and generous spirit. He dedicated his spare time in support of disadvantaged youth, organizing and funding day excursions as well as overnight trips in partnership with Covenant House.

He had a deep appreciation for the aesthetic beauty of nature and art.

He touched many hearts, and for that he will be greatly missed.

There will be a private family ceremony. The family respectfully requests that condolences be conveyed through the Humphrey website at www.


com, and that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in Tom's name to Covenant House, https:// homeless-youth/Donate

CATHERINE CHOWN "Kay" (nee Barton) (nee Oliver)

October 13, 2018

With the same quiet courage and dignity that characterized her journey through life, Kay passed away peacefully, as she closed in on November 6th, her 98th birthday. Even as she approached the end, Kay offered this final advice to her family, "there is no need to be sad, we had a good time." And, while we did, there were some sorrows to be dealt with along the way.

Kay was predeceased by two husbands, Ted Barton in 1954 and Gordon Chown in 2002; both of her beloved sisters, Christina McDonald and Betty White; her only brother, Leonard Oliver; as well as her son-in-law, Neil Carscadden.

She will be missed and remembered with lasting affection by her children, Diane (the late Neil Carscadden), Tom (Mary Anne Bradley), and Jamie (Sue Taylor); as well as a cousin who Kay regarded as a brother, Herbert Butcher. Kay offered constant love and support to her eight grandchildren, Christina Eaton, Scott Carscadden, Aaron Chown (Afiya Francisco), Jamie Barton, Alison Pascoe (Aidan), Laura Scobie (Luke), Edward Barton (Sarah), John Barton and Alix Markovinovich. Her greatgrandchildren, Fredrik and William Eaton, Felix and Desmond Chown, Freya Finn Pascoe, Tommy and Oliver Scobie, and William Barton are left without Kay's wisdom and leadership; however, they will be reminded constantly of her love of family by parents, aunts and uncles.

Kay will be remembered for many things including her willingness to share exactly what was on her mind, but it is the loyalty and strength with which she supported her family that defined her best.

There was never any question as to what Kay's priorities were - family and friends.

Time cost her many lifelong friendships but, while those losses were suffered, her family grew around her and offered her their ongoing love and support.

The family would like to express its gratitude to the medical and support staff at Tranquility Place for the kindness and care that Kay consistently received through her four years of residence.

A private memorial service was held at Beckett-Glaves Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 17th. If desired, and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Anglican Church, Brantford.


August 9, 2018

The Dalton family would like to provide an update in reference to the obituary that appeared August 16, 2018. At that time we indicated that a celebration of life would be arranged. Since then we have decided that establishing a bursary at The Bishop Strachan School, on behalf of Pat, would be more in keeping with her wishes and consistent with the lifelong passion that she had for the BSS Community.

In support of that goal, we are pleased to announce that a bursary has been created in recognition of her longstanding relationship with her Alma Mater.

Should you wish to make a gift to this fund in Pat's memory, please contact the BSS Advancement Office at 416-483-4325, extension 1872. Friends may also visit the BSS website to make a donation online by directing contributions to 'Other - In memory of Pat JONES Dalton.' The bursary will assist students who would otherwise not be able to attend the school. Assisting others less fortunate was very important to Pat throughout her life and this bursary will continue that legacy.


On Thursday, October 18, 2018 peacefully at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Beloved husband of Eleanor Davis. Loving father and father-inlaw of Sean Davis and Marla Frank-Davis, Jeff Davis and Darien Leung. Dear brother and brotherin-law of Ken and Lynda Davis, David and Elisabet Rennicks, Mary Lou and Bob Pryor. Adored grandfather of Mallory, Shelby, Jesse, Bradley, Grace, and Tessa.

Wonderful uncle to many nieces and nephews.

At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel,2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, October 21,2018 at 11:30 a.m. Interment Holy Blossom Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 40 Oaklands Avenue. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Friends of Haifa University, 416-972-9400 or to Mt.

Sinai Hospital Foundation, 416-586-8203.


May 17, 1926 October 12, 2018

Mary Margaret Drury (nee Clemen) passed away peacefully on October 12. She is survived by her husband of 68 years John (Jack) Drury, her children D'Arcy, Rosemary, and Mark (Susan), and her grandchildren Darcy, Sarah, Rhys, Alec and Liam. She was predeceased by her son John.

The youngest of six, Mary was born in Renfrew, Ontario. While studying nursing at McGill University in Montreal she cared for wounded soldiers returning from World War II. A few years later she became a teacher and taught in a one room school house in Northern Ontario. It was there that she met Jack Drury, who was a geologist, and they married in 1949. Mary and Jack primarily raised their family in Toronto, although they also lived in Kirkland Lake, Ontario and Madrid, Spain in support of Jack's career.

Mary spent many years doing volunteer work in Etobicoke, where she was president of the Red Cross. She was instrumental in the establishment of the Meals on Wheels program and helped with the development of long term care facilities. Mary was a prodigious reader of novels, history and newspapers. Her curious mind made her a superb conversationalist, and dinner at her table was always an intellectual experience. She loved to play cards and listen to Strauss Waltzes or curl up with a good book and a cat. Mary held all of her family close to her heart.

Many thanks to the staff at Malton Village Long Term Care facility for the kindness and compassion they showed Mary in her last years. In accordance with her wishes her funeral arrangements will be private.

PAMELA ADA DZENIS (née Campbell)

Born January 24, 1953 in Carberry, Manitoba. Died peacefully on October 11, 2018, surrounded by family at the EW Bickle Centre for Complex Care in Toronto.

Pam was the youngest child of Jean and Donald H. "Duke" Campbell, and her childhood was spent on ranches and racetracks with some of Canada's most legendary jockeys and thoroughbreds. As a teenager, her charisma and warmth landed her the title of Prom Queen at Bayview Secondary School - the news coverage of which opened the door to a short-lived modelling career.

In 1973, she met the love of her life, Andy Dzenis. After graduating from the University of Waterloo in 1974, she joined him in Toronto and started her career, first in banking and eventually in market research at A.C. Nielsen. She took a hiatus in the mid-80s to raise two daughters, but returned to the workforce in the '90s with a job in advertising sales at the Town Crier community newspaper. In an era before email, it was a job that demanded face-to-face networking and Pam thrived, becoming a familiar face to many on the bustling Bayview Ave strip in the heart of Leaside.

Travel was a passion that Pam shared not only with Andy but also her friends and daughters.

Memorable trips included beach houses in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina; getaways to Sorrento and Carmel-by-the-Sea; family travels throughout France; exploring the homestead in Cardston, Alberta; summers at the cottage with Garry and Dillon; girlfriends' weekends to Mont Tremblant; a painting tour of Italy; and many, many crosscountry road trips with her best friend, Lotta Harasym. Her final adventure was joining Andy on a work assignment in Houston, Texas - over the four years spent there Pam reconnected with her country roots. Afternoons spent in the sun at Galveston Beach were a favourite, especially with Candy dog in tow.

Pam loved cooking and entertaining: she shared recipes with her "Gourmet Club" and raised her family with a curiosity for new tastes and unique ingredients. While she was unable to host dinner parties in her later years, it was always large, boisterous gatherings (including both of her daughters' weddings) that truly brought Pam to life. Her sense of humour and welcoming smile will be deeply missed.

Pam is survived by her husband, Andy, her daughters, Paige (José Lourenço) and Lauren (AJ Amer); her granddaughter, Winnie Lourenço; sister, Darlene Matthews (Ed); and nephew and niece, Donald (Natalie) and Katie Campbell. Pam was predeceased by her brother, Donald J.

Campbell. The family is especially grateful to Agnes Bargamento, whose dedication and compassion as Pam's caregiver made her final years as comfortable and dignified as possible.

Pam's life will be celebrated on November 2, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. To share memories of Pam with family and friends, please go to


Passed away at her home in Muskoka, on October 15, 2018, at the age of 70.

Beloved partner for life of Francois Tremblay. Christine was predeceased by parents Joan Rhoda Flett and "Tim" Gordon Charles Lloyd Clark and her brother Philip Gordon Charles Clark. She leaves Francois and the Tremblay family and nieces Miranda and Courtney, great niece Tesla and great nephew Fox.

A career professional in the charitable sector, Christine held senior leadership positions with the North York YMCA, national YWCA of Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. She was the Executive Director of the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario, National Executive Director for the Girl Guides of Canada and President and CEO of ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation. But she always felt that the best job that she ever had was being a Camp Director with the YMCA and that the skills she learned in that role influenced her entire career.

Active on many community boards, she was the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Bloorview Children's Hospital and its Foundation, member of the Board of Governors of St. Clement's School, member of the Board of Directors of the St. Andrew's Church Heritage Trust and Founder and Chair of the Peter Gzowski Foundation for Literacy.

After moving to Muskoka, she served on the Board of Directors of the Muskoka YWCA, Township of Muskoka Lakes Public Library and Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare.

A person of decided tastes and strong opinions, Chris hated dealing with any technological gadgets, flatly refused to adopt the decimal system and almost never appeared at St. Andrew's Church or in Muskoka without a hat. She loved her many trips with Francois, who shared her love of art galleries and museums. She taught him to enjoy the pipes and drums and ceilidh dancing at the St. Andrew's Ball and at their annual summer Scottish-themed costume parties in Muskoka. A perfect day for Chris consisted of seeing one of her frequently published Letters To The Editor appear in the Saturday edition of the Globe and Mail newspaper, spending the afternoon cooking while listening to "Saturday Afternoon at the Opera" on CBC radio, stopping long enough to watch the University of Notre Dame play football on TV and then hosting a dinner party for friends in the evening. Her life was enriched by Francois and her beloved Westies - Cosby, Caber and Skye, her "Old Girls" group from St. Clement's School and her many friends in Toronto, Muskoka and Sharon, Pennsylvania.

Visitation will be held at Reynolds Funeral Home in Bracebridge, Ontario, on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 3:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.

Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Christine's life at the Windermere Golf Club, Windermere, Ontario, on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Memorial Funeral to be held at St. Andrew's Church, 73 Simcoe St, Toronto, Ontario, on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Reception to follow.

Private Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Andrew's Church, 73 Simcoe St, Toronto, ON M5J 1W9 ( or to St.

Clements's School, 21 St. Clements Ave, Toronto, ON M4R 1G8 (

Messages of condolence can be offered at http://www.reynoldsfuneral.

com, which can also be used to make donations to the Church or School.


1944 - 2018

Richard A. Grange passed away on Wednesday, October 10 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria after a three-month battle with cancer.

Since being diagnosed on July 27, his wife Jody and his entire family, Brian (Jessie), Lindsay, Kimberly (Nathan), Ian, and grandchildren Ethan and Abigayle have been by his side.

Rick left an indelible impression on those around him, touching the lives of many in Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, and his home of the past 20 years, Masset, Haida Gwaii.

Rick lived his life unapologetically, with determination and grit, and by setting - and achieving - goals that others often thought unreachable. Those who knew him also knew how quietly generous he was and how he lived to provide for his family and those around him.

Always thinking, planning and building, Rick established his first company in 1970, a contract trucking company named Cart-Rite Cartage Limited. In 1972, he and business partner Brian Legge founded Intercon Security Limited, which operated in both Canada and the United States and grew to be the largest Canadian owned security company at the time. Together, he and Brian went on to build The West Coast Fishing Club, with lodges situated on remote Langara Island and Port Louis and which recently celebrated its 30th year.

There, in Haida Gwaii, Rick found his ultimate home. From the beginning he was passionate about supporting the community and hiring locally. His determination to set higher standards of service in the sport-fishing industry resulted in Masset becoming a transportation hub for all lodge operators and made a lasting impact on the regional economy. He also focused his efforts on ensuring the sustainability of resources and developing large-scale salmon enhancement programs through the Friends of the Yakoun River Society and Friends of the Marble River Society.

Rick built a home and hobby farm in Masset on Tow Hill Road, of which he was extremely proud. Some of his fondest memories involved sharing his dinner table with friends or sitting for hours by the trout pond with Jody, with other family and friends, or on his own.

The family wishes to thank the team of doctors, nurses and health care aides of the eigth floor of the Royal Jubilee Hospital, Patient Care Centre, led by Dr Saltman and Dr Earle, and the BC Cancer Agency. Rick was appreciative of the care he received, as are we. We would also like to thank the friends and loved ones who travelled to visit him in hospital. Rick was always at his best surrounded by those he cared about, and he lived out his last days no differently.

A celebration of Rick's life will be held on November 17, 2018 at the Pacific Gateway Hotel in Richmond, BC from 4:00 - 7:30 p.m. Please contact (604) 233-9232 for more information. A second celebration of life will be held in Haida Gwaii in the spring.


September 27, 1924 October 11, 2 018

Margaret Eileen Hardacre peacefully at age 94, with her daughters by her side. Predeceased by her husband, Kenneth William (1993) WWII veteran. Much loved and cherished mother of Valerie Dunlop and husband Ted, and Deborah Perl and husband John. Wonderful grandmother of Emily, Maggie, Diana, John-Elliot and David. Greatgrandmother to baby Evelyn.

Fondly remembered by her family Shirley, Vernon and Pat, and Alva.

A great neighbor to Jay.

Eileen lived independently in her own home. She was a crossword puzzle lover and a Jeopardy master, an enthusiastic snow shoveller and hedge clipper extraordinaire. Together with Ken they shared a wonderful life and built their beloved lakeside retreat in Buckhorn, Ontario where her family will continue to enjoy many happy times. We will miss our weekly lunches filled with laughter over egg salad sandwiches and her famous shortbread.

We wish to thank the staff at Mt.Sinai Hospital and Bridgepoint Health Centre. A very special thank you to Dr. James Kitchens for his wise and kind words.

Eileen will be interred with her husband at a private family service.

Family and friends will join us later for a celebration of Eileen's life.

BERNIE MILLER 1948 - 2017

Dearly loved Deeply respected Artist Extraordinaire

MARK JAMES MURPHY May 19, 1941 October 24, 2008

Remembered with love, Mark and Joanne; Jeff, Andrea, Emma, Lauren and James; Erin, Jeff, Paddy and Finn


Died at his home in Toronto, Ontario, on October 10, 2018. He lived with Parkinson's disease for thirty years and he never let it slow him down.

He was born September 14, 1929, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Norbert Russell (Jack) and Agnes Buckley Holland and lived his early years in Oklahoma and Texas.

Jack's parents moved to upstate New York in the early 1940's.

In 1942, Jack's father opened a photography studio in Corning, NY, and in 1944 the family moved to Painted Post. Jack attended Corning Free Academy and after classes ended for the day he helped his parents in the studio.

Around this time his father bought a small private plane for the business. Jack and his father took flying lessons from Joe Costa in Painted Post. Jack got his private pilot license on his 16th birthday.

He met Mary Bavis, who became his wife of sixty years, at Corning Free Academy. They went to one dance together in high school, but met again a couple years after high school. As Jack once wrote, "In 1950, Mary and I took a closer look at one another and quickly decided to get married. What followed for the next 60 years was mostly laughter, hard work, love and the realization from time to time that it cannot last forever.

Mary died on her 83rd birthday, September 30, 2012."

Jack spent two years in the army in the early 1950s and had the good fortune to spend some of his military career in post-war Germany where he developed a taste for Czech beer.

Jack attended Cornell University from 1947 to 1949. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rochester in 1956 and his Master's Degree in Education from Elmira College in 1962. Jack received his PhD in Comparative Education and Economics from Syracuse University in 1966.

In 1966 Jack became a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, a graduate school of the University of Toronto. He and Mary and their six children moved to Toronto in September of that year.

Jack taught, did research, wrote, and kept things lively at "The Institute" until June 1995 when he retired.

Mary and Jack had a home on Cayuga Lake in Aurora, NY, and cherished the time that they spent there with their extended family and friends.

Jack was lucky in life and in his last years had the good fortune to be assisted by a remarkable group of people (Team Jack). Jack's family is very grateful to Connie, Karima, Christina, Fe, Ian, Aida, and Kaysia. They are an incredible team. Thank you to Marilyn and Marina for their friendship and support.

Jack is survived by six of his children, Laura (Jay), Clare, Lida (Graeme), Bill (Susanne), Jennifer (Glen), and John (Pam); and six grandchildren, Will, Liz, Nick, Kate, Julia, and Matt. He is also survived by two sisters, Mary Freeman (Greenbrae, CA) and Lida Churchville (Providence, RI); his sister-in-law, Clare Bavis (Corning, NY); and eight nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary, who passed away in 2012, and daughter, Leslie, who died in the flu epidemic of 1957.

Private memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY.


passed peacefully on Monday, October 15, 2018 at the age of 83, at Kensington Hospice. Philip was the son of the late E. John Hooper and Muriel Walsh; beloved father of Sandra Heldman (Theo) and Ian (Cheryl); and devoted grandfather to Maddy, Ben, Josh and Matthew Heldman and Kenton, Maya and Callie Hooper. Philip also leaves behind his dear sister, Pam Richardson (John).

Philip was educated at Upper Canada College and has always held a fond spot for his days at UCC where he met his dearest and oldest friends Allan MacLean Howard and Bob McMullen, despite geography separating them decades ago they remained fast friends all their life. Philip had a long and varied career first in the investment business, then years in the fine china business followed by a career as a fundraiser. He was well respected and an influential mentor to many. He was a true gentleman and always thought of others first. His varied career rewarded him with a large group of friends.

Upon retirement Philip became a full-time grandfather, walking his grandkids to school, driving carpool and spending many hours at skating rinks and soccer fields. Of all his jobs this was certainly the one he loved the most.

Philip's father's military career in WWII had a strong influence on him as was evident by his attention to detail, and proper protocol. His formal and polished demeanour was offset by a warm heart that shone through it all. Philip had an amazing capacity to connect with people of all stripes.

His kind and considerate approach to life brought him many strong and enduring friendships. These were also the attributes that made him such an exceptional father, grandfather, brother and uncle.

Philip also loved his time at Stoney Lake and in Florida where he was cherished "Uncle Philip" to David Richardson (Mary), Stuart, Leah and Caroline; Kathy Dingley (Paul), Jeffery and David; Elizabeth McCall (Andrew), Stephanie, Roslyn, David and Christopher; and Janet Boughner (Michael), Scott and Tiffany.

Philip will be greatly missed, and will always be remembered as a kind and loving man by all that knew him.

A special thank you to the staff and multitude of volunteers at Kensington Hospice. The care Philip and his family received reflects how all health care should operate. Thank you for making such a difficult period not so difficult.

Friends may call on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville). A funeral will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. (north of St. Clair). Philip believed in giving back. In lieu of flowers, a donation in his memory to Kensington Hospice, Upper Canada College, Christ Church Deer Park or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through


1954 - 2018

Following a challenging battle with his health, Stephen departed peacefully at Bridgepoint on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Ready to reunite with his beloved wife, Robin Robarts (2009); Stephen leaves his cherished children, John Paul, Jennifer and David; and their mother, Catherine Kelly.

Favourite son of Paul (2008) and Jane Jeffrey; dear brother of Dr.

Liss Jeffrey (2008) and Jennifer Jeffrey Deacon (Campbell). Uncle of Jeffrey, JC (Jessica), and Gillian Deacon. Fondly missed by Aunts Maryal Coke and Susan Edwards.

Stephen loved his years at Upper Canada College boxing above his weight, playing football for the Blues, excelling in track and forging lifelong friendships.

Stephen was always genuine, a creative thinker, eccentric, and had the great ability to make people laugh. He was a loyal and a dear friend to many.

He graduated from Queen's University (Economics) and went on to a successful marketing career. Stephen loved driving topdown in the jeep in all seasons, motown, motorsports and fishing - whether in Florida or his favourite place on earth, Honey Harbour.

Some of his fondest memories were of his many adventures travelling, especially in Italy and on safari in Africa with Robin.

Stephen was a survivor. His strong will to live was tested at birth. He was a "blue baby" and the first to survive in a newly installed incubator in Chatham, Ontario.

Stephen conquered cancer several times. Always friendly and never complaining, his "black humour" kept his family and the medical staff amazed and amused. We thank Dr. Liz Amos, Dr. Jeff Myers and the compassionate Palliative Care team at Bridgepoint.

A celebration of Stephen's life will be held on Monday, October 22nd, 12 noon, at St. James-the-Less Chapel, 635 Parliament St. (south of Bloor). If desired, donations may be made to Bridgepoint at (416) 461-8252 x2017.


It is with heavy hearts that we share the sudden passing of our dearly loved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend on October 18, 2018. Reg was born on April 30, 1942 in Winnipeg, MB to Mary and William Kowalchuk; eldest son and older brother to Gordon, Elizabeth and Rosemary.

Reg was happily married for almost 55 years to his loving wife Doreen. Reg was proud of his children Kim (Mike), Karla (Jeff), Rod (Peggy) and Kyle (Heather) and truly enjoyed his grandchildren Adrian, Cole, Ryan, Jake, Josh, Lily and Rose.

He attended the University of Manitoba, receiving a BSC. In 1968, he became a Chartered Accountant and received the FCA designation in 2000. He started his accountancy career at MacDonald Currie in Winnipeg, and subsequently in Montreal.

His taxation career continued with RBC and BMO. In 1978 he joined Scotiabank's Taxation Department in Toronto and ultimately retired as SVP of the Department.

He was also a Commissioned Officer with the Royal Canadian Naval Reserves, and was Past International President of the Tax Executive Institute. He was very social and quick to make friends with the many people he met during his extensive travels with his wife Doreen and enjoyed the numerous gatherings with them and the Naval Alumni and Tax Executive Institute over the years. Reg will be greatly missed by his Family and many friends worldwide.

Friends are invited to visit with Family at the Turner & Porter "Peel Chapel", 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy 10. N. of QEW) on Sunday, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Mary Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, 11 Peter Street S., Mississauga (at Lakeshore Rd. W.), on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at


The family and friends of Professor Chong-Wha Lee deeply mourn his passing on Monday, September 10, 2018 in Toronto. He lived the first half of his 92 years in South Korea where he was a distinguished civil-servant and made Canada his home throughout the latter half of his life. He lived life on his own terms. He was a passionate reader and devoted his time in the pursuit of knowledge. He published several books and was a visiting lecturer at Korean universities. Professor Lee leaves behind six children and five grandchildren. He is missed greatly.


On October 3, 2018 in his 90th year in Toronto from the complications of prostate cancer.

The youngest son of Avis Haw and James S. Lee, active figures in Montreal's Chinese-Canadian community, Doug was born in 1927 and grew up in depressionera Mount-Royal. Pushed by his father to study agriculture, he entered McGill University but on discovering architecture, switched course. He left with a B. Arch and went on to University of Illinois to study Engineering. At Illinois, a discussion with one of his teachers led him to a nascent development project in Toronto. The Don Mills project was the most ambitious urban development scheme in North America, and in 1953 at the age of 25, Doug was appointed the Chief Architect. The homes and communities he and his team produced are now considered exemplars of liveable modernism.

Doug's work was defined by a penchant for simplicity and a highly practical bent. These qualities carried him through a career that included co-founding a Toronto architectural firm, serving as President of the Ontario Association of Architects, and sitting on the City of Toronto Committee of Adjustment. But the role that probably mattered most to Doug was that of teacher at the University of Toronto's School of Architecture where he was a steadying influence for over 30 years. At a time when the architectural cult of personality was at its apex, he was determined that the fundaments of professional education not be overlooked. He prepared successive cohorts of students with an understanding of materials, and of the business side of architectural practice.

An outsider himself, he took an interest in foreign students and visiting faculty, often bringing them home to dinner, or treating them to rides (frequently wet) up the Georgian Bay shore in the family launch. In this generosity, lifelong friendships took root.

In retirement, Doug joined his wife Joey in support of her civic and political causes, accompanied her on educational trips abroad, tended the magnificent rose garden in their Toronto home, and took an active interest in the projects of his musical children, of whom he was very proud.

The final decade of his life was characterized mainly by his role as caregiver, following Joey's diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.

Moving them into an assistedliving facility, Doug devoted himself entirely to Joey's health and comfort, living with her independently as long as she was able, and visiting her downstairs in long term care several times a day once this was no longer possible.

For many of their neighbours, the lasting image of Doug is likely to be of him in his eighties, pushing Joey bundled in her wheelchair out the facility doors so that she can take in the air.

Doug was predeceased by his wife, Jocelyn (nee Hodge); sisters, Eleanor Lor, Margaret Lu, and Norma Wang; and by his brother, Wilson. He is survived by sister, Dorothy Hsi; and by children, James, Mary, Peggy, and Eric.

He leaves grandchildren, Dexter and Curtis van der Schyff, Jocelyn and Laura Patterson, and Claire and Lucie Lee-Coudouel; as well as many nieces and nephews in Canada, the US, and East Asia. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that donations be made to the Christie Gardens Foundation or other deserving charity.


It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Michael Ian Lepofsky, on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

After a brief illness and with great courage, Michael passed away at home, with his beloved wife Vivian by his side. Cherished son of the late Toby and Herbert Lepofsky, Michael is survived by his brother Phillip Lepofsky, as well as his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Randi and Aran Kwinta, Riki and Howard Lichtman. His nieces and nephews, Kyle and Marli Lichtman, Kim and Brian Waltman and Jonathan, Bradley, and Jennifer Kwinta, loved him deeply and will always have a special place in their hearts for their beloved uncle Michael. Service at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West, Toronto (3 lights west of Dufferin) on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Interment in Beth Tzedec Memorial Park.


It is with great sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of David Wallace Christopher MacDonald in his 90th year, on October 16, 2018 in Kingston, Ontario. A devoted Catholic and bluenose at heart, he left Nova Scotia as an aspiring journalist.

Honing his craft at The Globe and Mail, Maclean's, The Toronto Daily Star and The Star Weekly, it thrilled him as a young man to ply his trade in Europe covering among other things, Vatican City.

He then joined the staff of The Readers Digest in 1964, relocating from England to Montreal, and carved out a spot as one of the magazine's few roving editors travelling the globe to research and write beautifully on topics ranging from sport to politics, to treasure, achievement and intrigue. He received numerous magazine writing awards and recognitions along the way.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 41 years Antoinette, son Vincent (mother Joan Sanford), step children Bogart and Amadea Edwards, and eight precious grand children, Heather, Sandra, Laura, Sam, Grace, Jordan, Isabella and Mcqueen and one great grandchild, Kaiya (Heather). David was predeceased by brothers Peter, Paul, Brian and Alan.

The family wish to express their deepest gratitude to the incredible staff of Providence Care Hospital, Parkside 2 in Kingston, Ontario. A private cremation will be held in Kingston. Donations to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario are welcomed.


Passed away peacefully with his family and closest friend at his side on Friday, October 12, 2018. Jim Malcolm of Long Point was in his 70th year.

Beloved husband of Susan (nee Clark) whoM he married May 15, 1971. Dear father of Geoffrey of St. George. He is survived by his sister, Mary Armstrong of Tillsonburg.

Predeceased by his parents, George and Margaret "Peggy" (Griggs) Malcolm of Kincardine.

After a career with the Province of Ontario, Jim was a longtime President of the Long Point Waterfowlers' Association, where he was active and influential in the fund raising for and organization of the restoration of the Crown Marsh.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Jim's life with his family at the St.

Williams Community Centre on Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 1-4 p.m. Interment will take place in Bayview Cemetery, Port Rowan.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Norfolk Delta Waterfowlers, the Arthritis Society, Ducks Unlimited Canada, or the Long Point Waterfowlers' Association (cheques accepted). Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Jeffrey W.

Glendinning Funeral Home, 36 Front St., Port Rowan.

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passed away peacefully October 15, 2018, having celebrated both his 90th birthday and 60th wedding anniversary this year in good health. Might we all be so lucky.

He is survived by his wife, Jean (nee Dugan), formerly of Montreal; and sons, Andrew (Silvana) and Rob (Anne) of Toronto.

Born in London, England with brief childhood stints in Tokyo and New York, his family finally settled In Toronto. After graduating from UTS (1946) and University of Toronto (1951), Bill spent the bulk of his working life with Alcan and then several years with the Federal Government. His career took the family to Shawinigan, QC, Montreal, QC, and Kitimat, BC before finally settling again in Toronto sharing many memories with their life-long friends in The Kingsway.

The last several decades Bill and Jean split their time between Ottawa and their cherished country home in Valdurn (Laurentians), punctuated by numerous adventures hiking, biking and xc-skiing (well into their 80s). This active outdoor lifestyle, shared with good friends and family, was the hallmark of both Bill and Jean's happiness and longevity.

Bill's kind soul, gentlemanly ways, and pride in family will live on through grandchildren, Katherine, Lauren, Nicholas, Ryan and Alexandra. He was predeceased by his parents, Bernard Morash of Lunenburg, NS and Laura (nee McLean) of Bridgewater, NS; and more recently in 2016, his sister, Carol Huget (Ray) of Vancouver.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Right To Play or Doctors Without Borders in memory of Donald William Morash. A celebration of life will take place in Ottawa at a later date.

D. JEAN MORRISON (nee Murch)

May 2, 1927 - October 17, 2018 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Jean, in her 92nd year.

Jean is survived by her three daughters Pat (Michael Gass), Lorri (Wayne Owens) and Lynne (Brian Lukshis). She will be dearly missed by her six grandchildren Jeff and Julie Gass, Christine and Brittany Pentland and Elizabeth and Deckard Lukshis as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by our father and loving husband Don (d. 1988), her three siblings Helen, Art and Doug and her parents Norman and Verda Murch. Jean was a kind, sweet and selfless person always willing to listen and lend a helping hand.

She lived a long and happy life.

Jean enjoyed playing golf, tennis and bridge at The Thornhill Club and was an accomplished baker of decadent desserts. Most of all, Jean loved being a mother and a homemaker and spending time with family and friends. We are very grateful for the tender care Jean received during the past year from her caregivers, especially Olivia, and to the Sunnybrook Palliative Care team. Friends and family are welcome to attend a celebration of Jean's life to be held at The Thornhill Club on Saturday, November 17 at 11:30 a.m. Memorial donations in memory of Jean may be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences at


Born June 6, 1924 died September 25, 2018, peacefully with family at her bedside in her 94th year, at her residence in the Glebe Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Joan was born in Montreal, Quebec, to her parents Gilbert and Norah Layton. She was predeceased by husbands, Robert (Bob) McIntyre of Montreal, Quebec, Joseph (Joe) Hurley of Vankleek Hill, Ontario, and Alfred (Alf) Negus of Hamilton, Ontario; by brothers, Philip Layton, the Honourable Robert Layton; and sister, Barbara Elvidge. She is survived by her four children, Diane McIntyre and Jim McIntyre of Ottawa, Barbara McIntyre of Santa Fe, New Mexico and NorahLynn McIntyre of Hamilton; her daughter-in-law, Judy McIntyre of Ottawa; her grandchildren, Leia McIntyre, Jessica Lankshear, Brian Lankshear, Stewart McIntyre, Norah McIntyre, Dayna Ritchie, and Kristen Ritchie; her sisterin- law, Doris Layton; brother-inlaw, Duncan Elvidge; as well as by many nieces and nephews throughout the Provinces of Quebec and Ontario.

Joan lived an active and adventurous life. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion All Stars, dancing overseas following WWII. Her career with Northern Telecom spanned many years in both Montreal and Toronto. She was involved in her communities most recently at the St. Simon's Anglican parish in Oakville, and in the past as a Guide and Brownie leader in Nova Scotia, as a member of the Wentworth Golf and Curling Club of Montreal where she met and subsequently married Joseph Hurley. She and Joe enjoyed many years square and round dancing and following Joe's death, Joan and Alfred Negus found mutual pleasure in their dancing and world travels. One thing that was constant in Joan's busy life, was the joy she shared with a ready smile and greeting.

She loved everyone with all her heart and she will live on in the hearts of everyone she touched.

You are invited to pay your respects at the Glebe Centre in Ottawa on October 27 between 2 - 3 p.m. and/or attend a memorial service at 3 p.m. that day. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ottawa Glebe Centre and/ or the MAB- Mackay Foundation.

Joan's family would like to extend its thanks to the many caregivers at the Glebe Centre, Ottawa, including spiritual coordinator, Jim Johnson, with very special thanks for the loving care of Maryvonne Baranyi and Cindy Dunn.



Died at Princess Margaret Hospital on Friday, October 12, 2018 after a lengthy illness. We are grateful for the tender care he received from the palliative team during his final days.

Devoted husband of Ann (Stewart) and much loved father of Andrew (Amy Dickson-Osler), Kim (Aaron Key) and Megan (Mark Gray).

Adored Grandad of Finlay, Camryn and Hadley Osler, Annie and Alistair Gray, and Jasper Key. Predeceased by his sister Janet McDonald.

Survived by his sister Ann (Sam Malcolmson). He will be fondly remembered by a myriad of in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends and colleagues.

Hughie cherished the endless summer days at De Grassi Point on Lake Simcoe and our best memories of him are there forever.

A celebration of his life will be held at the Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, Ontario on Monday, October 22nd, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children's Aid Foundation, Janet McDonald Scholarship, 25 Spadina Road, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2S9 or the PMH Palliative Care Unit.


After an active and purposeful life, Jean died at her home on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the age of 89, with her beloved sister Gwen and devoted daughters Anne and Christine lovingly caring for her. Jean was curious, generous and engaged and her absence will be felt by many in Saskatchewan and beyond.

Her early years were spent in Holdfast, Saskatchewan, where her father was the town doctor. In the mid-1930's, the family moved to Regina, where Jean attended Davin Elementary School and Central Collegiate. After high school, Jean attended the University of Toronto for a short time, where she was reacquainted with a young man from Regina named Doug Parker. Jean and Doug were married in 1951 and together they raised six children in a loving and busy household in Regina.

Jean dealt with the challenges of family life with grace and good humour. She was a devoted mother who ensured that her children had a broad range of experiences as they grew into adults. She also instilled a sense of duty in her kids, reminding them they were members of the wider community and had a responsibility to others. Jean was intellectually curious, the type of person who would walk through a snowstorm to attend a lecture.

When the kids were older, she turned an upstairs bedroom into a study. She could be found there every night, reading and writing, doing her homework for the University of Regina arts degree (majoring in religious studies) that she would earn in her 60s.

Jean had many enthusiasms.

She loved her garden, enjoyed birding, and played a pretty good game of bridge. Like her mother and her sister, Jean was fond of Scrabble, approaching the game in the cooperative manner that disappointed the more competitive members of her family. But Jean didn't care she wanted everyone to do well.

Jean was physically active well into her 80s, and just a few years ago considered incorporating martial arts into her thrice-weekly workout. She decided against it - too hard on the joints. Jean was a prodigious reader with a vast library, and was a member of a book club for many years.

She held a passport worthy of a diplomat; China, Russia, Hungary, Saudi Arabia and Mongolia were among the countries she visited.

When she travelled, Jean kept meticulous notes complete with little sketches of things that she saw. Jean felt blessed to have the opportunity to roam the world.

Jean was active in a number of community organizations, including Regina Palliative Care and Regina Multi-Faith, her involvement driven by her compassion and deep Christian faith. She was a member of Knox Metropolitan United Church for more than 60 years, serving on the board and several committees, making many friends along the way.

Jean was predeceased by her husband Doug; her parents Lillian and Dr. Charles McLean. She is remembered by her sister Gwen McLean, who was Jean's primary caregiver and ministered to her sister's needs with much love and tenderness; her children Bill (Judy), Christine, Thom (Bev), Anne, James (Jocelyn), and Grant (Lori); her grandchildren Grant (Megan), Erica (Angus), David (Maddie), Emily, Shauna (Werner) Alison, Jackson, Madeline, Andrew, Gabrielle, Libby and Josh; and her great grandchildren Brooklyn, Jillian and Nash.

The family is thankful to all those who visited Jean during the last few months and to the care provided by Dr. Nwalusi and the wonderful staff at Bayshore HealthCare.

Funeral Service will be held at Knox Metropolitan United Church, 2340 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park. For those who wish to do so, donations may be made, in memoriam, to Regina Multifaith Forum, 207 - 4451 Nicurity Dr. Regina, SK S4X 0E5 Attn: Treasurer.

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Born December 1, 1926.

It is with heavy hearts that we share the very sad news of the death of Ethel Isabel Prichard on October 12, 2018 at Del Manor Residence in Oakville. Devoted mother of Nancy Elizabeth Watchorn (Lee), cherished grandmother of Christopher Watchorn (TraceyLyn) and Katherine Bardyn (Michael).

Adored great-grandmother of Charlotte, Chantelle and Christian Watchorn of Ottawa and of Elizabeth and Alexander Bardyn of Toronto. Survived by her siblings, Irene Legassic, Donald McCaig and Carolyne Noble. Predeceased by her parents, Nelson and Annetta McCaig; her beloved husband, Shelton Cleveland Prichard; and siblings, George McCaig, Annetta Burns and David McCaig.

Lala was a dignified and refined lady who was the matriarch of her family and who was often referred to as the Queen as she bore a striking resemblance to Queen Elizabeth II. Her inner strength was admirable, yet she was a gentle soul who exuded quiet grace and elegance. We will miss her greatly.

Cremation has taken place. A reception will be held at Del Manor, 1459 Nottinghill Gate, Oakville, on Friday, October 26 from 2 - 4 p.m. Family interment will take place on Friday, November 9.

Reception to follow at 2 p.m. at Mount Royal Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

LEILA ALEXANDRA REIZES 57, known as Sasha in her youth, and later as Alexandra, died suddenly in the late afternoon of Tuesday, September 25, 2018, from injuries sustained in a car accident near Pike River in the Eastern Townships of rural Quebec.

Alexandra was born September 19, 1961 in Montreal, QC, and was a lifelong resident of the city until she moved to Mansonville, QC within the previous year. She had been an accomplished clarinetist, was a psychology graduate with a B.A. and M.Ed. from McGill University, and was a passionate poet.

She is survived by her two brothers, Stephen and Peter Reizes of Toronto and Montreal respectively; their wives, Carolyn Wong and Louise Gaudette; her nieces, Marika Crete Reizes and Anna Gaudette Reizes of Montreal; her nephews, Milan Crete Reizes and Julian Wong Reizes of Montreal and Toronto; her aunt, Dorothy Lalor of London Ontario.

She is predeceased by her parents, Henryk and Sylvia Reizes.

Services and burial will be held in the Spring of 2019, on a date to be announced, at the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery in Montreal.

Enquiries can be made at the Centre Funéraire Côte-desNeiges at 514-342-8000


Tony left us in the early hours of October 14, 2018, after a short illness.

Born in Hampton, U.K., raised in Central Africa. Graduated from Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, and finally settled in Canada. His home for over 50 years.

A remarkable engineer and entrepreneur. Always striving to build a better "mousetrap," he founded InspecTech in 1977 to specialize in the design and manufacture of Non Destructive Test Equipment. Over the years, as the grass roots operation became a global entity, he earned the deepest admiration and respect from his employees and customers alike.

A great teacher and mentor, he touched and augmented the lives of many.

The greatest husband, father, grandfather, and friend, he was so loved by all his family. He leaves a great void in our lives and will be sorely missed.

Arrangements entrusted to Robert J. Reid & Sons "The Chapel on the Corner," Kingston, 613-548-7973.

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Geography Professor Emeritus, UBC, died in Vancouver, October 10, 2018. Born May 23, 1928 in Preston, Ontario, John Kimberley Stager was Harold Kimberley and Mary Elizabeth Stager's first child.

The family fishing and camping trips flowed into his lifelong outdoor pursuits and fieldwork in the Arctic. He taught briefly in northern Ontario before completing a BA (McMaster) and a PhD (Edinburgh). Upon joining UBC in 1957, he focused on human interaction with the geography of the Arctic. He was a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and of the Arctic Institute of North America. John was a master teacher; consummate administrator, serving as Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies (196975) and Associate Dean of Arts (1975-90); and excelled as Director of Ceremonies (1985 until retirement in 1993). He received the President's Service Award of Excellence (UBC).

Remembered for his wit, humour, and gentle irreverence, he is survived by his beloved wife, Joan Elizabeth Stager (nee Alexander). Married in Vancouver in 1964, their life together included extensive travels, visits to family in Ontario, and close relationships with many nieces, nephews and children of dear friends. Predeceased by brother, William in 2016; John is survived by sister, Elizabeth Ackford and brother, Charles Stager.

A memorial service and reception will be held on November 3, 2018, at Knox United Church, 5600 Balaclava, Vancouver, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the UBC Geography Alumni Scholarship online at

ca/john-stager, by calling 604827-4111, or by mail at 500-5950 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3.


Passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018 at Sunrise of Unionville.

Hilda is predeceased by her husband Ross. She will be dearly missed by her sons, Bruce (Cindy) and James; and by her granddaughters, Briar (Cameron Gall) and Cassandra (Dustin Clark).

The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) for a service in the chapel on Monday, October 29th at 1:00 p.m.

If desired, donations to Participation House, Markham would be appreciated by the family. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through


June 4, 1964 October 11, 2018

Our beautiful Wenda left us on Thursday October 11, 2018, after decades of a long and heartbreaking battle with Treatment Resistance Major Depressive Disorder. She leaves behind her husband, Gray; her mother, Beth and step-father Skat; her father, David and step-mother, Diane; her brother, Grant and wife, Lauren; step-sister and stepbrother, Laura and Christopher; her niece and nephew; Riley and Liam; her step-son, Damian and wife, Lauren, and their sons, Holden, Dorian, and Camden; her step-son, Tristan and wife, Sara, and their daughter, Hazel.

Her devastated and loving husband Gray, and all of the many many people that she came into contact with throughout her all too brief life will miss her terribly.

Wenda was a graduate of Brock University and the International Centre of Photography, New York. After her career in television, commercial and film production she, along with her husband, moved to Port Hope and cofounded the online 20th century Gallery, Decollect.

Please hug those nearest and dearest to you and think of Wenda finally at peace.

Wenda so bright, so beautiful, so smart, and so missed.

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We regret to announce the passing of our dear husband, father and grandfather on October 13, 2018.

Oskar was born in 1929 in Náchod, Czechoslovakia. His family had to flee after the 1948 communist coup d'état to avoid persecution, arriving to Canada, in 1949. He started to work in a Montreal textile factory, took evening courses to learn English and to obtain a BA. Eventually, working as a dental technician apprentice he received a CDT certificate and won the first prize for the highest provincial standing in the study of Dental Technology and completed evening studies at the U. de Montréal with an MA (magna cum laude). In 1959, he graduated in the morning with a DDS degree from McGill U., Faculty of Dentistry (Lieutenant Governor Gold Medal) and, in the afternoon, with a Ph.D.

degree from U. de Montréal, Faculté des Lettres. There he met Prime Minister Diefenbaker and was invited to represent New Canadians with thirty-three other Canadians representing different segments of society to a State dinner given in Ottawa on Dominion Day at the Rideau Hall by the Governor General Vincent Massey for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.

At McGill he became an Associate Professor in Removable Prosthodontics and was appointed as an Assistant (OPD) at the Montreal General Hospital.

In 1972, he left Montreal for Halifax to teach at Dalhousie University. He retired after 43 years of service in 2002, at the age of 73, as a Professor of Prosthodontics from academic career and private practice. Active in North America and Europe with his research, presentations and writings, his magnum opus is his book Maritime Dental College and Dalhousie Faculty of Dentistry: A History, "the most comprehensive history yet published on any of the country's 10 dental schools" and was recommended to all who like "to understand the history of dental education in North America."

He was on the Editorial Board of The Quintessence of Dental Technology Yearbook, Charter member of the Canadian Academy of Prosthodontics, member of the European Prosthodontic Association, appointed to cochairmanship at the Scientific session of the 4th European Conference on the treatment of total edentulism, represented Canada at the First International Symposium on Removable Partial Dentures, nominated to the Comité scientifique du 5e Colloque europeén sur le traitement des édentation completes, and nominated to represent Dentistry in the Association of Health Sciences, Archives & Museums of Nova Scotia. In 1999, he was honoured to become a Fellow in the Academy Dentistry International (FADI) "In recognition of worthy contribution to the advancement of Dentistry worldwide." To him it was not how long one lives but how one lives and he was happy to perform dental work gratis for new refugees or needy students, remembering the difficulties at the beginning of his exile.

He was an accomplished tennis player, enjoyed listening or going to the opera and reading books by Toynbee, Gibbon, Capek, Tolstoy, and Agatha Christie. He loved to explore with his wife faraway places as Nicaea, Serengeti or Bali, river boating Amazon to Manaus or Irrawady to Mandalay, to see the bridge on the river Kwai or trek to the Victoria Falls.

In his "retirement" he undertook to write the genealogy of the Sykora family from 1628 and to describe their lives and times over the centuries. The work was well received and requested by the Canadian Museum of Immigration and Czech archivists in Chrudim, Zbiroh and Náchod. Oskar's life was an interesting journey but his main love, joy and pride was always his family, his wife, Christine (Jay); children: son, Jan (Christine); daughter, Claire (Paul); son, Christian (Erika) and grandchildren, Erik and Niklas, Olivia, and Ava and Sofia. They all made his life meaningful and happy.

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