Saturday, January 26, 2019 – Print Edition, Page B18


Salomé and Charles are very pleased to announce the arrival of Manuel Larratt Sol Cerqueira Higgins, born on the winter solstice, December 21, 2018. A brother for Alexandre, Julia and Carlos and a grandson for Eva and Manuel Cerqueira, of Lindoso, Portugal and Patricia and the late Larratt Higgins of Toronto. Many thanks to the doctors and nurses at Mt.

Sinai Hospital for their expert care and attention during the holidays.


Helen Allan, born April 20, 1924 in Toronto, died January 18, 2019 at Sunnybrook Hospital after a short illness.

Helen was predeceased by her parents, Gordon and Helen Lang and her sister Jean, who died in childhood.

She will be greatly missed by her son, Donald, his wife Elyse and her grandson, Stuart.

Helen was educated at Branksome Hall and graduated from the University of Toronto receiving an MA in Economics. During the war, she volunteered as an ambulance driver. After university, she worked for the Canadian Tax Foundation before retiring to become a wife and mother.

She was thankful for good health throughout her life and was a proud Canadian. Helen embraced community involvement and was a perennial volunteer through the Rotary Club auxilary and the Junior League. Cottage time in Muskoka with her family was very special for her. She was a lifelong student of golf at Rosedale and an accomplished curler at the Granite. She had many old and dear friends and enjoyed their company immensely. A great day included the opportunity for a scintillating discussion on some topical issue, preferably over a CC and ginger ale.

In keeping with her wishes, no funeral is planned. A private interment will occur at a future date. If desired, remembrances may be made to the SickKids Foundation.


Passed away peacefully on Friday, January 18, 2019, at the age of 92.

Father of Esther Balogh. Brother of Jolán Szitnyainé Balogh and predeceased by Rezsö Balogh.

Brother-in-law of György Szitnyai.

Uncle of György Szitnyai (Katalin Csákvári), and great-uncle of Szilvia Szitnyai and Péter Szitnyai.

Born in Hungary, architect Joe Balogh was an avid sailor who enjoyed many decades actively racing his yacht Quest with the 8M fleet at the RCYC. His winters were spent in Collingwood skiing with friends and entertaining at the chalet he designed and built himself. Joe will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by his family and many friends.

A Memorial Gathering will be held at Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home & Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, on Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 1 - 4 p.m. If desired, donations in memoriam may be made to the Bridgepoint Foundation.


July 18, 1928 January 13, 2019 Robert passed away peacefully on January 13, 2019, at the age of 90. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Dee; as well as sister, Barbara Banting Martin; brother-in-law, Barry Teepell; nephews, Kenneth Michael Martin, David Grant Martin and Edward Brian Mendham; nieces, Natalie Anne Mendham and Tracy Alison Mendham; and stepchildren, Gwendolyn Gove, Jeffrey Crawford, Shawn Hoskin and Jacqueline Madincea; along with the extended families of all.

Bob was predeceased by parents, Albert Greenham Banting and Gladys Freeburne Banting; son, Stephen Paul Banting; and sister, Marian Banting Mendham.

Born in Stoughton, Wisconsin, Bob moved in his early years to Canada, where he attended public school and received his secondary school training at F.R. Close Technical School. He earned a degree in architectural engineering from Kansas State University before studying business at McMaster University.

He returned to Canada after graduating and started a successful, 60-year career in construction, architectural design and investments.

Bob was an active member of his community in Hamilton, holding decades-long memberships in the Masonic Lodge, Rotary Club of Hamilton, Hamilton Thistle Curling Club and Hamilton Golf & Country Club. Among his many hobbies, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, curling, squash and classical music. He was an extremely generous and giving philanthropist to his community, always giving to those in need, with never a thought of anything in return.

Bob had a keen sense of humor and was a kind, caring, generous and gentle man. He will be greatly missed by many.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Clive Davis, a fine physician and man, who took great care of Bob.

A private family service was held January 19, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to The FreeburneBanting Foundation, #2000 - 240 Main St. East, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H5, which supports the healthcare community in Hamilton and Toronto.


July 19, 1936 - January 22, 2019 Gail passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on Tuesday, January 22nd. Beloved wife of James "Jim" Gordon Carnegie and much loved mother of Anne (David Bowden), Martha, and Christopher (Tania). Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will dearly miss her.

Gail met the love of her life at the age of 12 and she and Jim were an inseparable team until his death in 1996. Gail often said Jim "always had her back" and together they raised three wonderful children. Widowed at aged 60, Gail continued to be full of great ideas, curiosity and enthusiasm and enjoyed very close relationships with her many friends. Sharing a love for travel, Martha and Gail experienced many wonderful adventures and made lasting memories. Gail's love of life, spontaneity and optimistic outlook were an example to all of us.

At Gail's request there will not be a service. In lieu of flowers, we know she would appreciate donations directed to the Sunnybrook Foundation. She was very thankful for their excellent care over many years.

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ROBERT ORRIN CARSON (Bob) Of Fonthill, Ontario,

passed peacefully from this earth on January 21, 2019 at the age of 89.

Devoted husband to his wife, Rosemary, for more than 65 years. Beloved by his sons and daughters-in-law, Rob (Barbara), John (Paula), Tom (Lynda) and Orrin. "Papa" will be deeply missed by his three grandchildren, Rebecca, Rachel, and Tommy. Predeceased by his elder sister, Mary Sampson and younger sister, Margaret Stephen.

Survived by his youngest sister, Diane Casson and his brother-inlaw, Jack Evans (Sheryl).

Bob graduated third in his class from Queen's University, Kingston in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering and obtained his Master of Science from Queen's in 1952. He began his career in Metallurgy at Orenda Engines Ltd. in Downsview shortly after graduation and was then recruited by Bethlehem Steel in PA, USA in the late 1950's. He returned to Canada and finished his career with 25 years at Atlas Steels, Welland as an integral part of their R&D department, living in Fonthill for the majority of his life. A quiet man with a big heart, his friends knew him as a "stand-up guy." Rest in Peace, Bob, Dad, Papa.

Private interment in Kingston, Ontario with a celebration of life planned for a future date. If you would like to honour Bob's life please (in lieu of flowers) give blood, donate to the Canadian Cancer Society, or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Lampman-Muir Funeral Home, Fenwick, ON.

JANE COLEMAN (nee Guest) (Collyer) Peacefully at home in London on January 17, 2019, after a life of 85 years well-lived. Jane was an extraordinary woman, an extrovert's extrovert, a trailblazer in the world of women's progression into leadership, and a kind soul who loved people in general.

Jane grew up in Windsor, Ontario, was a graduate of University of Western Ontario (Honours B.A.

1954), and obtained her teaching certificate in 1955.

Jane's proudest moments were in talking about her grandsons, David and Michael (Steph), and about her children, Nancy (John), Richard (Kelly), and Bob (Martha- Kevin Bowman). She was predeceased by her son, Bob; first husband, Dr. Robert Collyer; second husband, Don Coleman; and parents, Dorothy and Dr. Freeman Guest. Jane was also proud of all her relatives, be they Collyers, Colemans, Guests, Thomases, Murrays, or Cherreys, and she left her positive mark on all of them. In recent years Jane had some health challenges, and she was truly blessed to have had the love and support of her caregiver, Jan Pearson.

Jane was an active volunteer in her community. She served on various boards, including Parkwood Hospital, Merrymount Children's Home, the United Way and May Court. She was a long-time member of the congregation at St.

John the Evangelist church, where she took on many roles over the years, including as warden, in the choir and on the altar guild.

Jane's happiest moments were at her summer cottage in Baysville, Muskoka, sitting on the dock with a gin and tonic, surrounded by family and friends. There was never a phone call she didn't race to answer, one's English could never be too perfect, and a pair of stylish shoes never failed to catch her eye. Ever the schoolteacher, the Encyclopedia Britannica was a treasured compendium of the world's knowledge to be shared over the dining room table as we all grew up. With her passing, the sun may have set, but the glow remains.

A visitation will take place at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, 280 St. James Street, London on January 31, 2019 at noon, followed by a memorial service at 1:00 p.m.

Reception following the service, in the church hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Church of St.

John the Evangelist, (designated for the endowment for music), or a charity of your choice would reflect Jane's values and be appreciated by her family.

NANCY CONLON (née Annie Clarice Woolrich)

tIt is with great sadness that her family announces the passing of Nancy Conlon. Nancy was born in Stoke-on-Trent, England on February 27, 1920 and died at her home in Baie d'Urfe, Quebec on January 16, 2019. Known for her wonderful sense of humour, Nancy had worked in publishing and loved travel (especially to the United Kingdom and Florida). She was a friend to many, the world's biggest 'Murdoch Mysteries' fan, a gardener, and the maker of the best chocolate chip cookies anywhere. As a war bride, she had married her beloved Doug in England on June 6, 1945 and they came to Canada soon after.

Doug and Nancy lived happily ever after until his passing on January 4, 2011.

Nancy will be dearly missed by her beloved children, Peter (Guelph) and Michael (Diane; Barnsley, England); and by her grandchildren, Andrew (Guelph) and Olivia (Edmonton), to whom she was an extraordinarily proud and loving Grandma.

We sincerely thank the many people who cared for Nancy over the past several years while she lived at the Maxwell Residence in Baie d'Urfe. A Visitation (11:30 a.m.) and Service (12:30 p.m.)

for Nancy will be held at the Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Home, 222 Autoroute 20, Pointe Claire, Quebec, H9S 3X6 on Saturday, February 9, 2019, followed by a family service of interment at the Field of Honour, Pointe Claire, and then, at 2:00 p.m., a reception for all who knew her at the Maxwell Residence, 678 Surrey Drive, Baie d'Urfe, Quebec, H9X 3S1.

We thank you for any donations that you may wish to make in Nancy's memory to the Quebec Veterans Foundation, which helps veterans have the best quality of life possible (

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Home.


Gordon passed away on January 22nd 2019 at the Veterans Centre at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. Having just finished a wonderful visit with two of his great grandchildren, he passed away with love, dignity and peace. Predeceased by his wife of 56 years Jane (nee Watt) as well as his much beloved daughter, Linda. He was a loving father and father in law and will be greatly missed by his son David, daughter in law Christine (nee Steadman) and their children Andrew, Katie and Steven, Linda's husband John Groen and their children Adam, Becky (Clayton), Amy (Mike), and his 4 great grandchildren Justin, Ashley, Nick and Nevin. Gordon is also survived by his brother Howard and his wife Helen.

Gordon was born in Port Colborne during the depression. He spoke often of men coming to the house looking for odd jobs to earn money or a meal to feed their families. The kindness extended by his parents to those in need was the foundation to a lifetime of compassion. Gordon served in the Air Force, and then married the love of his life, Jane in 1952. After several promotions with Atlas Alloys, Gordon and Jane settled in Windsor, Ontario where they were blessed with wonderful friends and neighbors and were very active within the Anglican Church.

A few years after Jane's passing, "Poppa" moved to Toronto to live with his son David and his family. It was a wonderful gift to be able to share those four years together. Gord loved spending time at the cottage, fishing, riding the Jet Ski, tending the fire, and playing Euchre. Last year, Gord moved into the Veterans Centre at Sunnybrook. After his passing, the remarkable staff at the Veterans center performed a beautiful flag ceremony, sharing stories of Gord offering to do dishes, carry linens or help with other residents. Even as dementia progressed, his gentle disposition, love for life, and commitment to service and caring for others was still core to who he was.....

and will be fondly remembered.

A service for Gord will take place February 2nd at 10am at Bedford Funeral home, located at 159 Eglinton Avenue. A subsequent celebration will also take place in Windsor Ontario at a later date.

In lieu of Flowers please send donations to the Alzheimer's Association of Canada or Veterans Centre at Sunnybrook.


David Arthur Cully, in his 91st year peacefully on January 24, 2019, at North York General Hospital. Beloved husband to Dorothy, father to David, Diane and Daniel, grandfather to Alexander, Samantha and Jason, greatgrandfather to Ryan, Evelyn, Titan, and Clifford, and brother to John Cully.

Celebration of life to be held at the Westin Prince Hotel Toronto on February 20, open house from 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Rest easy Dad, you've earned it.


On January 13, 2019, in his 98th year, following a lengthy but mercifully peaceful illness.

Devoted and loving husband for 60 years of Peggy (Consterdine), and cherished father of Frances and Doug (Margaret). Beloved grandfather of Adam and Kirsten, and Kathryn, Scott and Sheilagh, and great-grandfather of Madeleine and Juliana, and of Hannah and Riley.

The son of a railway clerk and youngest of six children, Ron was born in dockside Dingle, Liverpool, England, and matured into his teen years at the Railway Servants' Orphanage in Derby.

Following a scholarship with the Derby School of Art, he left school at 16 to work as a draftsman with various architectural firms in northern England. He served for the duration of the Second World War with the Local Defence Volunteers (Home Guard) and at D. Napier & Son Ltd., before immigrating to Canada in 1948. Arriving in Toronto, Ron was employed by W. & W.R.L.

Blackwell & Craig, forerunner of today's Zeidler Partnership Architects. He soon after settled in Peterborough, where his love for symphony music and opera, and a voice training audition brought him into contact with singing instructor and future wife, Peggy.

They married in September 1952.

Ron retired as an Associate of the Zeidler Partnership in June 1985. He enjoyed a long and relaxing retirement near to his ever-growing family, initially in Stoney Creek and, subsequently, in Ottawa, and traveled frequently south and on visits overseas to relatives. With a quiet and gentle humour, Ron loved his role as "granddad" to his grandchildren, and regaled family and friends with many wonderful stories, poems and songs of bygone ages, the memories of which will not fade despite his own having diminished in his final years.

Sincerest thanks go to all staff members at P.D. Clark Long Term Care Home in Ottawa who truly cared for Ron during his 6 1/2 years of residence there, their wonderful work will always be remembered and appreciated.

Inurnment at Rosemount Memorial Gardens in Peterborough, Ontario at a future date. In memory of Ron, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be most appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Kelly Funeral Home, Barrhaven Chapel, 3000 Woodroffe Ave., Barrhaven ON, K2J 4G3, 613-823-4747.


Passed away at home on January 17, 2019. After a valiant fight with cancer, she has moved on to the next great adventure. She is survived by her husband, Bill; her daughters, Sarah and Jenna; her sisters, Donna and Sandi Johnson; and many loving sisters- and brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews.

The family would welcome memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be found at: or

DOUGLAS R. S. ELLIOTT 1946 - 2019

Doug Elliott, son of the late Vera and Thomas, and beloved father of daughters, Elizabeth, Jennifer, and Carolyn, passed away on January 11, 2019 after facing a terminal illness with strength and dignity.

Doug will be dearly missed by close friends and family including Jim, Darlene, Andrew, Enzo, Raul, Victor, Aaron, Matthew; and the families of his former wife, Ruth; and deceased partner, Susan.

Known to many for his strength, passion and love of fun, Doug always enjoyed the company of his friends and family and his cherished pets. He will be missed and never forgotten by the ones whose lives he touched.

A funeral service was held at Sweeny's Funeral Home in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia on January 17, 2019 followed by a celebration of life in Doug's honour at his home in Nova Scotia. A future memorial service will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation.


July 23, 1929 January 22, 2019 Passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at OakvilleTrafalgar Memorial Hospital with Joan at his side. Tom is survived by his beloved wife, Joan (nee Rumney); their four boys, Lincoln, Jeffrey, Andrew and James and their respective partners; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Tom lived life to the fullest, had great friends who shared travel memories and related stories from skiing, golfing, sailing and such. For all those that are still on this earth we hope for them to remember their times spent in Tom's company.

There are a lot of causes Tom believed in and enjoyed contributing to, in both his time and money. He would appreciate it if you would contribute to causes that you believe in, in his memory.

Tom was very close to both his parents, Francis Marion Gallagher (nee Innes) and Thomas Harold Lincoln Gallagher and wanted to be buried with them in the Oakwood Cemetery in Simcoe.

As per Tom's wishes, there will be no visitation, nor celebration of life, and no flowers. We hope for you to remember the good stories you had with him as we, his family, do as well.


With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of J. Carina Gallie (nee McBean) born August 1, 1954. Carin was a loving wife and mother, and good friend to many.

She left us early Sunday morning on January 20, 2019 at her home in Oak Bay, after a hard-fought battle with lung cancer.

She will be lovingly remembered first and foremost by her husband of 40 years, Ian. They were inseparable for the past 47 years and their bond was something to admire. She was a beloved mother to Annie, Eric, and Jeremy, and a super Nana to Parker, Beau and Ava. Her wisdom, love, compassion, and sense of adventure will forever be missed. While her stature in her family was the smallest, she was definitely the leader of the pack.

Born in Vancouver but raised in Calgary, Carin was the youngest of five children. She was raised by her parents, Jessie Carina and Bill, and by her older siblings, Bob, Neil, Bruce and Kathy.

In 1972, she moved to the west coast to attend the University of British Columbia to study rehab medicine. It was during this time that she met, and fell in love with Ian. Soon after they wed, they moved to Rome and then Scotland where their daughter, Annie, was born. Upon moving back to Canada, they lived in Calgary, where Eric was born, and then Vancouver again, where Jeremy was born. Carin completed her law degree at University of British Columbia with three kids all under the age of five.

Carin had a successful career practicing family law in Victoria.

Her intelligence, work ethic and genuine desire to help others were apparent throughout her career. She was well respected among colleagues and clients alike. As many know, having Carin in your corner was something special and gave you strength you didn't know you had.

Her passions were golf, animals, and family, not necessarily always in this order. In addition to being a wonderfully caring person, Carin was an exceptional athlete.

Her accomplishments included becoming a 3-time Alberta Junior Golf Champion, 1974 Calgary City Champion and being inducted into the UBC Sports Hall of Fame for volleyball. She was heavily involved in the Victoria golfing scene and always spoke fondly of her golfing community. Whether it was showing up late (ahem, right on time according to her) to a Harris Erickson match or enjoying inter-club play, she was always up for a round. We would like to believe that she is sinking all her putts on a sunny green somewhere surrounded by animals.

We miss you Carin.

We wanted to give a special thanks to the community health nurses from Gordon HeadOak Bay, Dr. Hana Masata, and the palliative care team who helped her transition as peacefully as possible.


June 4, 1930 January 19, 2019 Passed away at Royal Jubilee Hospital January 19, 2019 in his 88th year.

Jim will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by his wife, Jane; daughter Ann; sons David and Patrick and niece Susan.

Loving grandfather to Kacy, Declan and Genevieve.

Predeceased by brother Thomas Harkness. Jim will be fondly remembered by his colleagues at Odlum Brown where he worked for many years.

A celebration of Jim's life will be planned in the future. Donations to Royal Jubilee Hospital would be greatly appreciated.


It is with great sorrow, the family of Gordon announces his passing on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at the age of 95. Much loved father of Rita and Rosalyn; and dear 'Uncle Gord' to his nieces and nephews, Gordon Baker, Gail Gautier, Linda Sheldon, Janet Comeau, Annabel Stokes, Gary Colbert, Gail Johnston, Colleen Kozak and Sharon Thorpe.

Gordon was predeceased by his beloved wife, Ruby and his sisters, Dorothy, Margaret, Mary and Shirley.

Always fascinated by aviation, Gordon trained as a navigator with the Royal Canadian Air Force after graduating from high school.

Having lost school chums in WWII, he wasted no time in setting the course for his future.

Gordon graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Applied Science Civil Engineering Degree and University of California Berkeley with a Master of Engineering.

He enjoyed an illustrious career as a civil engineer at the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and Communications for more than 30 years, designing and constructing Ontario roads and highways.

Gordon spent many happy summers with his family at the cottage on Lake Rosseau in Muskoka and winters along the beaches of Fort Walton, Florida after retiring. You could always find Gordon with a camera in hand as he loved photography, on the golf course or tuned into his favourite big band music station, but Saturday nights were always devoted to watching the hockey game on television.

The family is incredibly grateful to the entire team at the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre for all the care he received throughout his years of living there and, most recently, during his last final weeks.

A celebration of life ceremony will be planned for family in the spring when he is interred at Christ Church Gregory Cemetery in Muskoka.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sunnybrook Veteran's Comfort Fund, at

Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www.


Passed away on January 22, 2019, after a long struggle with dementia and a short bout of pneumonia.

Beloved wife of the late Eric Francis Joy. Devoted mother of Martha (Doug Labrick), Michael, Christopher (Penny Wells), Cynthia and the late Joseph.

Grandmother to Oona, Clara and Narah. Honoured grandmother to Brandon (Sandra), Devon and Nyomi (Jay).

Born in Montreal in 1928, she studied at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, MacDonald College and taught for a short period at The Priory. After marriage, she raised her family in Beaconsfield, and contributed to charities and was a supporter of the arts. "Rusty" was a founding member of the Lakeshore General Hospital Auxiliary, a member of the Montreal Junior League and became a bit of an entrepreneur when she started making needlepoint kits. She was a deacon and a lay reader at St.

Edmund's Parish and participated in the life of the church. An expert tailor and dressmaker, she often made all of her own clothes and some of her families. Following her husband's late career transfer, she spent several years in Toronto before they both retired to Kingston where she continued her involvement with the arts and charitable communities.

After Eric's passing, she returned home to Montreal to be close to old friends and family. Her greatest legacy is the family genealogy that she researched and wrote following both the O'Reilly and the Joy clans that extended to multiple volumes, took over 30 years and was loved by all that received a copy. She was an extraordinary person who will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered.

Our family is humbly grateful to her daughter, Cynthia, for her extraordinary care, attention and devotion to Mum. We would also like to thank all her caregivers who helped to make the last stage of her life as pleasant as possible.

Visitation at the Church at 10:15 a.m. followed by Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Ascension of our Lord Parish (375 Kitchener Ave., Westmount) on Monday January 28, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Alzheimer's Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.


December 17, 1955 January 23, 2019 Paul passed away at his home in Owen Sound with Elena, his constant companion and number one caregiver, by his side. He was the father of the late Adam and Granda to two wonderful grandchildren, Brianna and Tucker and their mother Pam of Dallas, Georgia. He also leaves his sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Terry Auckland of Nottawa, Ontario. He was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Margaret.

Paul was born and raised in the north Toronto suburb of Willowdale. His work was primarily in Healthcare IT at the large teaching hospitals in Toronto, but he did take on a number of consulting assignments with the United Nations World Food Programme over a span of 30 years which allowed he and Elena to spend numerous years living and working in Rome, Italy. They used Rome as a springboard for their many travels throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa.

People who knew Paul would know there were always books and there was always music which he was eager to share.

Paul's ashes will be spread with those of Adam's at various places around the globe.


May 24, 1923 - January 18, 2019 Peacefully, in his 96th year. Bright of mind, living every day to the fullest at Sunnybrook Veterans' Residence.

Born in Hamilton Ontario to Leighton Guess Joyner and Mable Frances (Watts).

Eldest brother to William and much loved sister Marion MacWilliam (Ralph d.

1996) and uncle to his nieces and nephews, all of Ottawa.

Predeceased by beloved wife Muriel Helen (Craig d. 2009) and former wife, friend and mother of their children Marie Josephine (Devaney d. 2014). Proud and loving father to Suzanne, Geoffrey (Mauer) and Katharine (Michael).

Proud and loving grampy to Christopher and Geoffrey. Also survived by step-daughters Dale, Marlene and Donna.

At the age of 18, Mac joined the RCAF in 1941, graduating as a Pilot Officer in April 1943. Seconded to the RAF in 1944, he was a member of a special duty squad with Squadron 101 Bomber Command. As Navigator he completed a tour of 32 operations over Europe in Lancaster Bombers, retiring in October 1945 as Flight Lieutenant.

After the war, he held various management positions in private corporations.

His final 18 years was as President of Firestone's Decor Metal Products division in Midland Ontario. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of Firestone Canada until his retirement in 1983.

Dad was an avid golfer, skier and curler. With an infinitely curious mind, he loved to read and travel.

Heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the staff and fellow residents of L-Wing for their care and friendship.

Private family committal service has taken place. Friends and family are invited to a celebration of life at McLean House, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto on Saturday, May 11th, from 1- 4 p.m.

Contributions to the Sunnybrook Foundation Veterans' Comfort Fund would be appreciated through Operation Raise a Flag, 2075 Bayview Ave., Toronto ON. M4N 3M3.


WILLIAM LAWRANCE (Bill) May 7, 1935 January 19, 2019

Bill died peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer.

Bill dealt with his illness the same way he lived his life, straight ahead and with remarkable spirit and humour. Bill enjoyed to travel, and had one final fall trip to his beloved home country of Scotland, and witnessed first hand a victory by his favourite team, Glasgow Rangers FC.

Bill was preceded by the love of his life Alice, they were married for over 55 years. Bill and Alice immigrated from Scotland to Montreal in 1957, and shortly thereafter moved to Two Mountains, PQ. Bill threw himself into the Community that was home to his final day. Bill was one of the founding members of the Two Mountains Soccer Club with a great group of friends.

He was an active member of the Lake Youth Sports Association, and a longtime Right Honourable Brother (33rd degree) of the Masonic Lodge.

Bill will be missed immensely by his son, Steven; daughter-in-law, Mary; and Riley our Labrador Retriever, his best pal. As well his sisters, Jean (John) Grace (Nat); and sisters-in-law, Chrissy (late Ian) and Margaret (late James); and his many nieces, nephews and friends. Our Family would like to extend our appreciation to Dr.

Briere, the staff of the St. Eustache Hospital, and the amazing staff and volunteers of Sercan Palliative Care home.

We will hold a Celebration of life for Bill on Saturday, June 1st at 11:00 a.m. at Guay Funeral Home located at 146 Rue St. Louis, St Eustache, PQ.514-871-2020.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to or MUHC Foundation C/O Drive for the Cure - Lymphoma Research Fund

MARGARET EILEEN MOXON "Peggy" (née Howes) 1928 - 2019

Intrepid Peggy Moxon of Perth, Ontario permanently changed her address on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Born in Toronto to John and Sadie Howes, she was the youngest of six children who grew up on Dufferin Street.

In 1950, she married her beloved fellow adventurer, Jack Moxon, raising their three children, Doug (Teri Yamada), Liz (John Bozek), and Blair (Suzanne), in Toronto, Edmonton, and Ottawa, before retiring to "The Farm" on the Upper Scotch Line in Perth. She adored her grandchildren Alex and Eric Moxon, and Sam and Oliver Bozek who loved to visit "Grandma at the Farm" to fish, skate, and garden, and was delighted to recently welcome her first great-grandchild, Fraser Moxon, in December. She had an adventurous life, from picking peaches in Niagara during the war, to becoming a parliamentary librarian managing the research library for MPs in the West Block on Parliament Hill. She loved to read and travel, and could discuss politics, culture, and the Blue Jays with equal passion. Her lifelong joy of exploring new ideas, places, food, and the arts, as well as her many community activities, contributed to the wonderful circles of friendships she had wherever she lived. She was fierce in her quest for knowledge, and fun when surrounded by friends and family. She will be missed.

Family and friends will gather at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth on Saturday January 26, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. A "Sharing of Memories" will be held at 2:30 p.m. Peggy's family are planning a further celebration of her life to be held this spring. In lieu of flowers, donations would be welcomed by the Perth Public Library or the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation.


December 10, 1927 January 11, 2019 Mary Joan Muir, beloved mother of Carolyn (Jack) Shyba and James (Joanne), passed away on Friday, January 11, 2019 at the Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary, Alberta. Mary Joan is also survived by her much cherished grandchildren, Kassandra and Madelyn Shyba; and Grace, Justin and Allyson Muir. She also leaves behind her sister, Lenore Young of Bracebridge, Ontario. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Muir on October 19, 2011.

Mary Joan was born to George and Florence King in Galt, Ontario and received her Bachelor of Library Science from the University of Toronto in 1951. She married Don in 1954 and they lived in Montreal, PQ; Prince Rupert, BC; Vancouver, BC; and Rumford, Maine. The family moved to Calgary in 1973. Mary Joan was a very active member of her church, taking on many roles within the United Church and Presbytery.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home (Prairie View Chapel, 1605 - 100 Street SE, Calgary). To express condolences, please visit:

MARILYN PAGE (née Anguish)

Unexpectedly, on January 18, 2019, at Brierwood Gardens in her 85th year. Beloved wife of Frank for 59 years. Loving mother of the late Jacqueline (Martin Hosking) and Jeff (Arlene). Grandmother of Alex, Johnny and Sarah Hosking.

Sadly missed by her sister Margaret Edmondson and sisterin-law Megan Coffey.

Marilyn was born and raised in Paris, Ontario. Marilyn was a graduate of the Hamilton General School of Nursing as an RN. She was a dedicated Nurse giving herself to everybody else. She was a supervisor at the training school at the BGH, Director of Nursing Care at Leisureworld North Bay and taught the home support worker course at Canador College North Bay. Marilyn enjoyed many years at the summer home in Muskoka. As per Marilyn's wishes cremation has taken place.

Arrangements entrusted to Thorpe Brothers Funeral Home & Chapel (519) 759-2211. Memories and condolences may be shared online at

SHELLEY E. NIMCHONOK (nee Labovitch)

Shelley E. Nimchonok died January 3, 2019, age 73.

From modest beginnings in the north end of Winnipeg, Shelley E. Labovitch started her life. The eldest of four sisters, she was responsible at an early age.

She recalled helping her mother as early as 4 years old with going to the store to buy infant food for her sisters. A large extended family surrounded her growing up, shaping Shelley's social influence and experiences.

Shelley's father prioritized his daughters graduating from university -with marriage coming a close second. At university Shelley began to flourish.

While studying at the University of Manitoba to complete a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, she spent almost every Saturday night out on a date. Shelley's sisters hid behind couches and corners to get a glimpse of the young men as they came to the door.

Through a cousin, she was set up with a dental student, Meyer Nimchonok, who looked like a young Paul Newman. He swept her off her feet. It was love at first sight. He treated her like a royal princess, the center of his universe, for 50 plus years.

From a small apartment in the south end of Winnipeg, eventually Shelley agreed to Meyer's vision of a large house, which ended up being near the parent's, aunties' and uncles' houses. With two young children, Kevin and Shauna, Shelley was happy to take care of her children but was "bored by 10 a.m. every morning" once school started. She decided to pursue her Masters of Science in nutritional studies. After the babysitter left Kevin to play outside without sunscreen, and a few other mishaps, Shelley stepped away from that pursuit. Despite this, Shelley developed a reputation as a gourmet cook/baker and so continued her passions on her own terms.

She started giving tours at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG). As a volunteer, Shelley left an enormous legacy in starting up the Inside Gallery, to show and sell Canadian Craft. She followed this by serving as President of the Volunteer Committee and taking on the volunteer management of the Gift Shop. During that period, Shelley undertook to introduce computerization into the shop, leading her colleagues along. She chaired fundraising galas for the WAG as well. Her contribution to the volunteer committee and the WAG was completed as a buyer for the shop. She will always be remembered for her contributions to the WAG and by the many friends who had the opportunity to know and admire her.

With her board experience and people management skills, Shelley tapped into another artistic form that she really loved: the theatre. Shelley became the vice president in charge of production at the Manitoba Theatre Center.

Shelley had all the food and travel magazines subscriptions for many years.

She became a maven for restaurant and hotel recommendations to the Winnipeg community. She updated her list on a word document and printed it out for any who asked. She would have been a great travel blogger in the modern time. She covered the globe in her personal travels, from Italy to Moscow to Beijing, to Mumbai to Jerusalem.

Shelley and Meyer barely hesitated when their first grandchild came along to move. In Toronto, they continued to cherish their time with family including all four of their eventual grandchildren. Shelley picked up where she left off in Winnipeg. She joined an art group which toured local galleries.

She discovered a theatre study group which discussed plays with university professors. She was able to substitute the Winnipeg fringe festival with the Toronto film festival and of course trips to New York City became easier.

She was elected president of her condo board and sold high-end cruises to friends and family members.

Perhaps the most poignant and exemplifying story of Shelly's life was her belief in the glass being always half-full, a sentiment she carried even in her last struggle with cancer at PMH. Her presence at the shabbat table, surrounded by her son, Kevin (Mony Nimchonok); daughter, Shauna (Aaron Lindzon); and her beloved grandchildren, Jay, Eli, Jordan, and Emily, was the fire that warmed everyone's hearts as they shared, laughed and enjoyed the food and her impeccably hand-made challah.

Shelley was more than just a matriarch, though she was a formidable one. She was also a connoisseur of fine things including the finest things of all: family, friendships and world experiences. Shelley made her living environment classic, timeless and modern. She was a magician with her life; from very little turning experiences and opportunities into an elixir of a life lived fully, not just half-full.

She is survived by her mother, Nellie (late Morris Labovitch); sisters, Connie (Darrel Donen), Joy (late Bob Walker), Sharon Elston; sister-in-law, Ruthie (late Phil Rubin); as well as a large extended family.

Memorial donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation c/o Multiple Myeloma Research Fund.


Tragically on Monday, January 21, 2019. Cherished son of Leon and Sylvie Parent (nee Pellarin).

Adored brother of Katie Parent.

Soulmate to Liv Wentzel. He was the love of our lives. Paul will be lovingly remembered by his grandparents, Leon and Darlene Parent and embraced in heaven by his Nonno Dante and Nonna Santa Pellarin.

Along with his wealth of friends, he will be mourned by his Zios and Zia, Roy and Lisa Pellarin, Jeff Pellarin and Sam Romano; uncles and aunts, Todd Parent and Mary Stalkos, Dawn and Joel Noel; cousins, Laura, Wes, William and Thomas Holmes; Sara, Keith and Liv Howlett; Lucie Pellarin and David Melo, Josh Kramer, Jawad and Jenna Skieneh, Nicole Hosszu, Caroline, Julia and Michael Noel.

We would like to thank the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre trauma and critical care teams for their compassionate care.

Paul, you filled our lives with so much love and laughter. You lived life large. You will be forever missed and always loved.

The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 2:00 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 28th. Funeral Mass on Tuesday, January 29th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anselm Church, 1 MacNaughton Road.

If desired, donations to the Trauma Fund c/o Sunnybrook Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through JOHN GOULDING PARKINSON Q.C.

Passed away suddenly but peacefully at the age of 90 on January 19, 2019 in his home at the Glynnwood Retirement Residence in Thornhill, Ontario.

John was born on July 24, 1928, the youngest child of H. Fred Parkinson and Elsie Parkinson (née Goulding), and was predeceased by his beloved sisters Jean and Doris. He attended Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute and the University of Toronto, then graduated in 1955 from Osgoode Hall Law School. He joined and then later became a partner in Gardiner Roberts and practiced with that firm for more than forty years, specializing in administrative and municipal law.

In 1958, he married Katherine Ann Teresa Noonan, daughter of George and Kathleen Noonan née Moynihan of Pakenham, Ontario, with whom he had a long and loving marriage until her death in 2003. John is survived by his three children Kathryn (Kate), David and his husband Giovanni Spezzacatena, and Brian and his wife Kim Phelan.

John was a patient listener who was always willing to use his talents and energy to support and counsel others. He touched countless lives, and all who knew him will recall with affection his sense of humour, love of a good story, and all-around joy in living.

He was an avid downhill skier, golfer, and bridge player, and had a wide circle of friends at Mansfield, Thornhill, and throughout the legal community all around Southern Ontario.

John was a former President of the Lawyers' Club of Toronto, former Chairman of the Sir William Campbell Foundation, former President and Honorary Life Member of The Thornhill Club, a founding member and former Secretary of Mansfield Ski Club, member and Director of the Conservation Foundation of Greater Toronto (now the Toronto and Region Conservation Foundation), National Counsel to the Canadian Diabetes Association, member of the Markham Railroad Modellers, member of the Stanley Thompson Society, and a longtime associate of Bill W.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Toronto and Region Conservation Foundation in memory of John.

A celebration of John's life will be held at The Thornhill Club on Saturday April 6, 2019, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. John's children and their spouses welcome all who knew him to share stories, to laugh, and to bid him a fond farewell.


Died peacefully in Vancouver January 17, 2019, with friends by her side, at age 78.

Predeceased by parents, Nathan and Ann (nee Kachuck). She is survived by brother, Ron; nephews, Daniel (Jenn), Robert (Andrea); an aunt; greatnephews and nieces; and many cousins and friends.

She was delighted to have her nephews visiting in the week before her passing.

Cremation has taken place. In memoriam, Carol would have appreciated donations to Medecins Sans Frontiers/ Doctors Without Borders, Canada, 551 Adelaide St.

West, Toronto, ON. M5V ON8.


Jim Rae, born December 23, 1932, died January 10, 2019 at Credit Valley Hospital.

Jim was predeceased by his parents Douglas Rae and Elma Dodds, being their only child; and by his long-time partner Duncan Sandison. Many friends and "Cousins by the dozen" will sorely miss Jim.

He was educated in the Toronto school system and at the University of Toronto studying science and arts. An accomplished pianist he was an Associate of the Toronto Conservatory of Music and had Grade Eight in Music Theory. After training at the Toronto Teachers' College he was employed for over thirty years in the elementary schools of the North York Board of Education.

Familiar with cottage life on his parents' island in Georgian Bay, Jim and Duncan acquired their own special cottage near Minden, Ontario on Horseshoe Lake in the early 1960's.

School vacation time also allowed repeated travel to Southwestern USA, and after retirement more extensive travel overseas.

Jim had many other extracurricular interests taken up with enthusiasm and commitment over the years. These included one man sailing and beekeeping at the cottage, nature photography and photo printing in an ad hoc kitchen darkroom, and attending Toronto Symphony performances; all adding to a life fully lived.

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 10 a.m., followed by a Celebration of Life Service in the Chapel at 11 a.m.

If desired, remembrances may be made to Casey House Hospice or to the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. Online condolences available through


It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Donald Bruce "Rick" Richardson (83) of London, Ontario on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

After a period of failing health, he died peacefully with Carol at his side. Greatly loved and dedicated husband, beloved father, kind and gentle grandfather, accomplished businessman and respected mentor.

Born in London Ontario, Rick grew up on Hamilton Road East and attended Medway High School.

Rick left London at age 17 to join the Royal Canadian Navy where he served on 9 ships and 3 shore establishments including the Iroquois (Korean Veteran), and a World Tour with the Duke Of Edinburgh on HM Yacht Britannia, and the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway with her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and President Eisenhower on board.

As a handsome young sailor in Halifax, Rick met the love of his life, Carol, with whom he continued to hold hands and share abundant adventures over 61 years.

After starting a family Rick retired from naval service and began a successful sales career with Investors syndicate. Through his service with the Dartmouth Jaycees he was introduced to the wonderful world of radio. From sales at CHNS in Halifax to CKGM in Montreal to Sales Manager and eventual Station Manager of CKWW in Windsor, Rick fell in love with Radio.

Returning to his roots in London, Rick purchased CJOE in 1972.

Rebranding and reformatting overnight, the new CJBK became the number one local radio station. The success of CJBK led Rick to establish the first Country and Western station in Southwestern Ontario, BX-93 and also to purchase CHOK in Sarnia.

Rick served as president of the Dartmouth Jaycees, on the curriculum committee for Fanshawe College Radio Arts Program, Advisory Committee for the London Art Gallery and Museum, on the boardofOrchestraLondonandPACT.

Rick and Carol were the first land donors to the Thames Talbot Land Trust (Meadowlily Nature Preserve).

A believer in creating businesses out of his hobbies, Rick established Flag Yacht Corporation. His love of ships and the sea also led to extensive world travels. This passion inspired his visionary development of the London International Boat Show.

Rick's "retirement" years were spent as president of Richardson Investment Corporation. He was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time in Nova Scotia and Florida.

Rick was respected for his bold, brave, creative personality, his positive thinking, goal setting, his love for family, and his ability to stop a conversation with one word or a raised eyebrow. His reputation as a skilled negotiator and the ability to be both firm and fair will always be remembered.

Rick's sage advice, counsel and great wit will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Carol, his children; Bruce (Joanne) London, Lynn (Greg Mills) Toronto, Sue-Anne (Alex Hart) London and Alexandria VA. His grandchildren Tristin, Jazmine, Brandon, Jade, Hanna, Dylan (Jayde), Samuel, Olivia, Adam, Saffire, Sophie and greatgrandchildren, Nova, Jet, Leilani.

Rick was predeceased by his father Bruce; mother Jean; stepfather Peter; infant son Grant William and Brother Jim.

Thanks to the dedicated and caring service of the LIHN, palliative care team, PSWs and Nurses who made it possible for Rick to stay at home with family.

Rick always referred to life's end as "the Next Great Adventure".

Bon Voyage, Rick! Rick's Bon Voyage Gathering Visitation Saturday February 2nd, 10:30 a.m. Service to follow St. Paul's Cathedral 472 Richmond St, London Ontario.

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l e g a c y. c o m / f u n e r a l s / o n e i l london/ In lieu of flowers, if you so desire donations to Salvation Army, ReForest London or Mission Services London are appreciated.


On Thursday, January 24,2019 at St. Michael's Hospital.

Beloved husband of Shirley.

Loving father and father-inlaw of Arlene Richman and the late Shelly Teichberg, and Sheldon and Johanne Richman. Dear brother and brother-in-law of the late Ben and Sunny Richman, Rene and Irving Howard, and Ronnie and the late Martin Richman. Devoted grandfather of Evan and Brenda, Elissa and Carlos, Adam, and Cory. Devoted great-grandfather of Rachel, Zoe, Emma, and the late Addyson Kestenberg.

At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Keltzer Society section of Dawes Road Cemetery. Shiva at 240 Heath Street West #1203. Memorial donations may be made to the Alexander Richman Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin's Foundation, 416-780-0324.


Died peacefully at home, January 15, 2019. He was 86. He leaves his loving family: daughters, Susannah Rolston (David Doyle) and Christina Rolston (Jamie Morphy); sons, Dorian Rolston and Charles Rolston; and grandson, Rory Doyle. Remembered fondly by Margaux Rolston, missed dearly by Clara Dresselhuizen, and predeceased by Helga Rolston.

George was born March 8, 1932, in Haslemere, Surrey. Attended Charterhouse School ('49), member of Verites, led the school to national victory shooting for the Ashburton Shield (and the Spencer Mellish Cup for himself).

Served in the Royal Armoured Corps, Staffordshire Yemonary (Sgt.), in Libya, and later in the Governor General's Horse Guard, Canadian Militia. University of London law, called to the Bar of the Middle Temple 1956.

After George moved to Canada, requalified at Osgoode Hall, called to the Ontario Bar 1962. In 1967 opened his practice, George Rolston & Assoc., and at time of death had devoted over 60 years to Intellectual Property law. Published numerous articles on IP, including in Osgoode Hall Law Journal, and his own guide, Patents for Inventions and New Products.

George loved to write, an advocate for innovation in all forms-from editorials in Toronto papers to his own literary debut, crime novel The Ticket. "I love all mysteries," he was fond of saying, praising truth over fiction as ever the stranger of the two.

Abiding interests in skiing (CSIA 1973) and sailing, George's spirit of adventure extended through body as much as mind. He was known to spin the odd yarn, which a near-photographic memory made hard to dispute. And that's how we wish to remember him: a man-to borrow from his favorite Shakespeare-to his own self true.

A private remembrance will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to worthy cause.


July 25, 1983 January 12, 2019 Our beautiful boy Blake Schaeferle died on January 12, 2019. We know he is with God now. He was full of intelligence, laughter, music and energy. He was only 35 years old, but lived many lifetimes in those years. He was a university graduate, grade 10 level pianist, spoke three foreign languages fluently, and travelled extensively.

He believed in God. His latest trip to Australia was a long-planned trip for him and gave him great joy. Neither Sally, Tom, Quentin or Hunter will ever be the same again without him. We wish him Godspeed on this next journey.

A Service to Remember Blake's Life will be held at 12:30 p.m.

on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at Canadian Memorial United Church, at the corner of West 15th Avenue and Burrard Street, Vancouver. A reception will follow at the Centre for Peace across the back alley from the church. All are welcome.

Blessed may his spirit be, in a place of peace forever.

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Passed away with her family by her side on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at the Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland, in her 102nd year.

Joan Self, nee Kennedy, of Midland was a well-known music teacher in Simcoe County and organist at the Ebenezer United Church. She was the recipient of the Queen's Jubilee Medal for her musical contributions to the community.

Beloved wife of the late Rev. J.

L. Self. Dear mother of Penelope McLaren (Duncan), Kennedy Self (Susan) and Tanya Self (Ron).

Cherished grandmother (Joanie) to Natasha Doerr, Jaime Rogers, Carrie McLaren and great-grandmother to seven great-grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of her life will be held at a later date. If desired, memorial donationstotheHuroniaCommunity Foundation or the Ebenezer United Church would be appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to the Nicholls Funeral Home, 330 Midland Ave., Midland, ON. L4R 3K7.


It is with great sadness that the family of Herb Sherwood announces his death on January 15, 2019, at age 94.

Herb is predeceased by Ann, his wife of 46 years; son, James Fielding; and companion, Patricia Ward. He is survived and lovingly remembered by his daughters, Deborah Locke (Michael) and Kathy Grisé (John); daughter-in-law Amy Whitmore; grandchildren, Paul, Austin, Whitney, Carolyn, Jocelyn, John, and Emily; great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Charlotte, Skylar, Sienna, and Jacob; and sister, Margaret Joyce.

Born in Toronto in 1924, Herb completed secondary school in Orillia before enlisting in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

After the war, he studied architecture at the University of Toronto, and spent most of his career at Imperial Oil Limited, from 1955 until 1986, when he retired as Chief Architect. He is remembered as an avid traveller, artist, scuba diver, geographer, and bon vivant. A true gentleman, he will be sadly missed.

A celebration of Herb's life to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the J Fielding Sherwood Memorial Bursary, through the Dalhousie University Office of Advancement.


August 25, 1944 January 17, 2019 Jack Elliott Stoddart, Officer of the Order of Canada, died at his home in Rednersville, Ontario leaving his beloved wife, Nancy; his wonderful step-daughters, Zoë (Ben), Tessa (Dan), and Emma (Graeme); and grandchildren, Rowley, Mies, Miriam, and Eloise.

He was the son of the late Jack Sr.

and Ruth Stoddart.

Grandpa Jack loved to be out on the water with others, sharing his love of boats and nature with his grandchildren, family, and friends on long sunset rides around Georgian Bay and Bay of Quinte.

Jack's love and impressive knowledge of music (particularly rock 'n roll, blues, and country) filled their home with great music, echoing his younger days as a bass player in the B.J. Rebels, and inspired many impromptu dance parties with the grandkids before supper. Jack's calm and loving presence, his steadfast support, his sound advice and, most of all, his deep love and care for Nancy will be greatly missed and forever cherished by the family and friends he leaves behind.

In keeping with Jack's considerable and influential career in publishing Canadian literature, donations in his name may be made to County Kids Read ( or the Picton Library (http://www.peclibrary.

ca). A private family service was held at home. A celebration of Jack's life will take place in the spring.


James Blackwell Stratton, 75, of Toronto, Ontario passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019. Beloved father of Geoffrey and David; a grandfather; and brother of Sonia Ryerson. He will be fondly remembered by extended family and friends.

Jim was a proud alumnus of Trinity College School, University of Toronto, and Osgoode Hall. He practiced law in Toronto with Fraser, Mean, and Stratton; Borden and Elliott; as well as an independent practice.

A kind and generous man, Jim gave of himself to his community through active participation. He was a longstanding usher and head usher at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, a founding member of the Canadian Council of the Blind Visionaries, Toronto Chapter, and a contributing member of the Blind Sailing Association.

He loved skiing, sailing, reciting poetry, telling stories and watching his boys play sports.

A Service of Remembrance will be held in Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto M4V 1R5 on Tuesday, January 29th, at 1:00 p.m. In Jim's memory, donations to the Canadian Council of the Blind Toronto Visionaries Chapter, 85 Evans Avenue, Toronto, M6S 3V9 (http://www.ccbtorontovisionaries.

ca) or Timothy Eaton Memorial Church would be appreciated. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through


Passed away peacefully at Toronto's Kensington Hospice on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at the age of 87. He leaves behind his beloved best friend and wife of 61 years, Margaret (Burke); and his five daughters; five sons-in-law; and 13 grandchildren, Beth (Brian Coates; John (Amy), Tom and Martha); Kate (Hugh Stuart; Emma and Ethan); Anne (Jim Barber; James (Tara), Paul (Paige) and Margaret); Adele (Craig Dickinson; Evan and Audrey) and Suzanne (Andrew Cranston; Alastair, Iain and Katie). Survived also by sisterin-law and brother-in-law, Mary and Peter Tuer and predeceased by his brother, Bill.

Born in 1931 and raised in Hamilton by Gaspé-born parents John James and Clara (Flynn), Jack had many happy childhood memories including those from his years at Cathedral High. He graduated from the University of Toronto (Chemical Engineering) in 1955.

After working for Procter and Gamble and Dare Foods, he and Marg, a fellow U of T graduate whom he married in 1957, moved their five young daughters to Ottawa in 1964 where Jack began a fulfilling career in the Federal Public Service holding positions with the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce, Department of Finance and the Foreign Investment Review Agency.

Jack - whose motto could be summed up through one of his favourite sayings, 'no static, no music' - had far-reaching interests and an endless fascination with the world around him. His two lasting legacies are his deep involvement in his daughters' lives at a time before it was popular to be a 'hands-on dad', including taking up skiing as an adult so that he could introduce them to the sport, and secondly, his profound love and respect for our mother and excellent management of her physical care, something that allowed them to embark together on extensive and memorable travels throughout Europe in their latter years.

We would like to thank family and friends who reached out to dad over the past several months.

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Friday, January 25 from 5 - 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. W on Saturday, January 26 at 11:00 a.m. If desired please consider a donation to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul ( Online condolences may be made through


Peacefully on Friday, January 25, 2019 at the Kensington Hospice.

Jack Toker, beloved husband of Pauline. Loving father and fatherin-law of Ann and Alan, Mitchell and Alexandra, Richard and Judy.

Devoted and proud grandfather of Eli, Luca, Sam, Reuben, Madelaine and Jonathan. Jack was born, raised, and lived in Toronto his entire ninety plus years. He cherished his city as well as the ski hills, lakes, links, rinks and birds that Ontario and Canada has to offer. Most of all, he loved and adored Pauline, his children and grandchildren. At Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street for service on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 12:00 noon. Interment Holy Blossom Memorial Park. Shiva 44 Charles Street West, Toronto. Special thanks to Dr. David Greenberg, Jeffrey Acosta, and the extraordinary people at The Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care and Kensington Hospice for the loving care and support provided to Jack and the Toker family. Memorial donations may be made to The Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care,

CLARA TOTH (nee Kovacs)

1918 - 2019

We are deeply saddened to announce that Clara Margaret Elizabeth Toth, nee Kovacs, passed away at home in Newmarket on January 9, 2019 in her 101st year.

Mourning her are her children, Kathy (Richard Kumpula) of Newmarket, Susan (Charles West) of Pincher Creek, Alberta and Tom (Sandra Barron) of Brock Township. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Ilona Kumpula (Spencer Robinson), Julia Kumpula (John Harmsen), Stephen West, Charlotte West (Brett Campbell), Thomas West (Nicole Christensen), Peter West, Jessica Toth, Nicholas Toth, Andrea Toth, Mathew Toth, Mitchell Toth, Wesley Toth, Madeline Toth and Katie Toth; her great- granddaughter MacKenzie Harmsen; and nieces and nephews in Hungary and Switzerland. She is predeceased by her husband; Laszlo Toth (2008); and her brother, Miklos Kovacs (2010).

Born in Felsoviso in the AustroHungarian Empire, the daughter of Kovacs Theodor and Spanyol Edit, Clara was a graduate of the Hungarian University of Arts and Design in Budapest. Before World War II, she lived at various times in Budapest, Berlin, Vienna and, in her early years, in Meran, Italy.

Clara and Laszlo were married in 1949 and came to Canada as refugees. They were very appreciative of the warm welcome by the Durksen family who have remained lifelong friends. Since 1953 they have lived in Newmarket where Clara played a major role in the development of their awardwinning Carlissa Jersey herd. They were well-known and respected members of the Canadian Jersey Cattle Club. In addition, Clara took great pride in her gardens and supplied her family with fresh produce and preserves. In spring and summer there were always beautiful fresh-cut flowers in the home. She welcomed family and friends into her home and was the consummate hostess. Clara enjoyed many international trips during her lifetime. In the past two years alone, she traveled to Hungary to celebrate her 99th birthday and visited Costa Rica and Sanibel Island, Florida. She was an indomitable woman with a courageous spirit and a keen mind. Fluent in three languages and a true wordsmith, she was hard to beat at Scrabble! Keeping on top of world news was another of her passions. Clara will be forever missed and cherished.

Friends are invited to join the family in remembering Clara on Monday, May 27, 2019 at Madsen's Greenhouse, 160 Bayview Parkway (north of Davis Drive) in Newmarket from 2 to 5 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Flowers and donations are gratefully declined. Online condolences may be made at


Groundbreaking Canadian crime novelist. Born April 22, 1931, Shoreham, Great Britain.

Died January 18, 2019, Manzanillo, Mexico. Author of 17 books.

Ted Wood was the first Canadian crime writer to set his books in Canada rather than in English drawing rooms or on windswept heaths, paving the way for all those who followed.

He had a love of words that started early: Ted was reading by the age of three, was obsessed with London Times cryptic crosswords and was determined to become a professional writer.

Before immigrating to Canada in 1954, he served in the Royal Air Force on flying boats as electrical engineer.

After arriving here, he worked as a police officer with the Metropolitan Toronto Police Force. Many of the stories Ted would go on to write would be informed by his time there. In fact, some Canadian critics considered Ted's style "too American" as violence was sometimes part of the plot.

In 1957, he left the force after landing a coveted copywriting job at an advertising agency.

That was the beginning of a stellar career, and Ted's copywriting skills won him international awards. Over those years, he was creative director at such advertising agencies as Foster, Cockfield Brown and MacLaren. And he also turned his way with words to the theatre, cowriting with Delores Klayman the Christmas musical Mister Scrooge, which ran for three years at the former Crest Theatre in Toronto and for decades in amateur productions across North America.

When he started writing his crime fiction, Canadian publishers rebuffed him, but in the 1970s Scribner's in New York and Collins in the UK found him an audience who loved his main character, Reid Bennett. Bennett worked alone as a police officer in fictional Murphy's Harbour (really Port Severn, ON) with only Sam, his German shepherd, by his side. His books, several of which he wrote under the pseudonym Jack Barnao, were eventually published in six languages.

His work found fans as far away as Japan and Italy, and his books were in wide circulation in Canadian libraries.

Ted's first book, Somebody Else's Summer (1973), a collection of short stories, was well received and won him a fan in Alice Munro and in the woman who would become his wife of 43 years, publicist Mary Lawson. His first crime novel, Dead in the Water (1983), was awarded Scribner's Best First Novel Award. Although a lifelong non-joiner, in 1982 Ted, Eric Wright and Howard Engel founded the Crime Writers of Canada. The national association eventually honoured him with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Ted was also a very funny man. His humour columns were published monthly in Marketing Magazine and Air Canada's En Route magazine.

And he dearly loved children and would create stories to entertain them.

Ted Wood leaves second wife, Mary Lawson Wood; his children, Anne (Burlington), Hedy (Vancouver) and Ted (Toronto); and his stepchildren, Ben and Liza Lawson (Toronto) and Guy Lawson (Rhinebeck, NY). He will be lovingly remembered by 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, special young friends Anousne and Ponsie Vongprachanh (sponsored by Ted Wood and Friends in 1980), and Laura and Heather MacRae.

Ted Wood was widely loved and admired as a fine gentleman and will be sorely missed by friends in Ajax, Whitby, Cobourg, Toronto as well as by many snowbirds in Mexico.

A musical celebration of his life will take place in the spring and will star Johan Van Rossem singing Ted's favourite song, "Take Me Home, Country Roads."

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1930 - 2019 Sadly, we announce the passing of Betty Frances Wilkinson (nee Brown) on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. She was the eldest daughter of Bruce Brown and Myrtle Hare Brown. Betty is survived by her sister, Kathryn; brothers, Douglas (Gwen) and Gordon (Judith); and was predeceased by brother, Ronald.

Betty grew up in the Bennington Heights area of Toronto and graduated from Moulton College, Victoria College, University of Toronto, and received her M.A. in English from the The University of Windsor in 1967. Betty lived in Hamilton and New York before settling in Windsor in 1962. Betty became involved with the Art Gallery of Windsor in 1972 as a volunteer, and in 1977 became a part-time registrar for the permanent collection. In 1981, she became a full-time employee as registrar/librarian, with responsibilities for all aspects of record keeping and documentation for the permanent collection and exhibitions. She also trained volunteers for the Resource Centre. Betty also supervised the relocation of the entire collection on three occasions. After 18 years at the gallery, she pursed another career, her first love, books. Betty opened a shop Works on Paper, rare and used books located first at the Capital Theatre and later on Maiden Lane.

Betty also loved spending time rejuvenating an "puttering" in her garden during the summer months, and saving and caring for countless cats from her neighbourhood. A memorial service will be held at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home (159 Eglinton Ave. W, two stoplights west of Yonge St.) on Tuesday, January 29th at 11 a.m. Friends are invited to greet family members at 10 a.m. before the service and to remain after for a brief reception.


A mother, former flight attendant and government employee, friend of stray animals, human and otherwise, Jean Adie Zwicker (nee Muzzell) passed away peacefully, with family and friends at her side, the evening of Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Toronto Western Hospital. She had suffered a massive stroke the previous Friday evening following heart surgery.

Born in Owen Sound, Ontario on March 20, 1938, Jean came to Toronto when she was 16 to work as a secretary at Toronto Iron Works, then became a long distance operator with Bell Canada. Next she became a stewardess with TransCanada Airlines in 1962, training in Montreal.

Jean married Globe and Mail reporter Barrie Zwicker on February 1, 1964, making her ineligible to continue flying. But when "crew sked" found there were too few stews available to staff flights, they got the green light to call up married stews after all. Jean continued flying.

After Barrie left his job as education reporter at the Toronto Star to earn a precarious living freelancing and later as an independent publisher, Jean was a mainstay of the family.

She worked for the Ontario government as a "GO Temp," in the ministries of the Attorney General, Energy, and Environment, making lifelong friends along the way.

Her favourite hobby was gardening.

She worked with limited plots, making the most of them, growing enough vegetables to reduce the family's grocery bills.

A big thank you to all the doctors, nurses and other staff at the hospital, who were extremely competent and caring.

Jean leaves her husband, Barrie; daughter, Zena; son, Gren (Beth); and granddaughter, Leah, all of Toronto; her first daughter, Shirley Miller of Durham; and a sister, Beatrice Heighes of Collingwood.

A celebration of Jean's life will be held in Durham, ON. on Saturday, February 2nd at 12 p.m. at the Legion Hall, 271 Bruce Street North, Durham (West Grey) with visitation prior to the service from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Interval House or Friends of Canadian Broadcasting will be appreciated. For further details, contact McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home Ltd. 1-855-369-3837.

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