Tuesday, January 15, 2019 – Print Edition, Page B17


February 9, 1928 - January 11, 2019 Our beloved patriarch, George, died quickly and painlessly at home on January 11, 2019.

To say that George squeezed out every drop of life is a grand understatement - from surviving the horrors of the Holocaust and losing his entire family, to restarting a new life in Canada. Blessed with 4 children (or as he would say, 3 kids and a girl) he pursued life with great vigour.

World renowned for his tenacity and generosity, for George there were no problems, only challenges for which he could always find solutions.

He helped hundreds of new Canadians find jobs, homes, and pursue their dreams. He had no time for naysayers or laziness. Our father lived larger than life - from using dynamite to blast rocks at the cottage, to igniting Czech democratic protests in 2016.

George's early years are well known through the story of Hana's Suitcase, which follows George and his sister Hana's journey from their Czech home to Terezin and finally to Auschwitz. In George's case - he believed that he survived due to his perseverance and a little bit of luck. He was liberated from the Death March in January of 1945 and returned home to find out that he was the sole survivor of his family.

George felt that he should not dwell on the past and chose to make a new life in Canada honouring the legacy of his parents. Three years later, he met a fellow survivor, Joe Seidner, and together they founded Brady & Seidner.

As he established the business, George began a busy family life with his first wife Carol and their 3 boys, Douglas, Paul and David. He impressed upon his boys the values he had grown up with, including a spirited appreciation for cottage life and family time. Guests were frequently lulled into a false sense of relaxation with weekend invites to a "Rock Festival" or "Woodstock", neither of which had anything to do with music, but rather the literal translation. When he was no longer able to swing a chainsaw, his favourite pastime was to direct others including his kids and grandkids as they cut trees, used the leaf blower, and moved rocks.

At 54, George expanded the family by marrying a second time and together with Teresa had a daughter, Lara Hana. The family continued to grow with badly trained but much loved dogs.

The arrival of Fumiko Ishioka into George's life in 2000 heralded the next chapter, sharing the story of his sister, and that of his own as a member of the underground magazine at Terezin called Vedem. George believed that these stories transcended faith and belief; encouraging kids and adults alike to explore history and learn more about the consequences of hatred and intolerance. Having, impacted many lives, his story continues to touch people in every corner of the world.

George's proudest achievement was his family and their success. He often commented that his parents would have been so proud to see how the Brady clan had expanded after suffering such hardship during the war. Not one to hold a grudge, this was his vindication; that he won out in the end.

George was a member of the Order of Ontario, and received the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal, keys to Prague and Nove Mesto (his home town), the highest German civilian Order of Merit: the "Verdienstkreuz am Bande", the Masaryk Society award, the Czech House of Commons award, Post Bellum award, honour from Palace University, and various other honours.

He was also very proud of achieving 1st, 2nd and 3rd place (in the same race) for the over 80 category at the Devil's Glen Ski Club Championships.

George's legacy is carried on by his wife Teresa; children Douglas (Carol), Paul (Joyce), David (Robin), Lara (Mark) and his grandchildren; Adam, Daniel, Cameron, Everest, Sierra, Nirvana, Khoi, Grace, Isaiah, Elijah, Aaron and Theodore. Special thanks to Teresa for her miracles in keeping George healthy, despite his best efforts to do otherwise and to Marty for those weekly lunches. Forever with a twinkle in his eye, George will be deeply missed. George was the world's biggest optimist - always seeing the glass more than half full.

At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (three lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday January 16, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. Shiva to be observed privately. In George's honour, and to continue the important cause he believed in - please consider a donation to the Tokyo Holocaust Education Centre in lieu of flowers.

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July 10, 1935 January 10, 2019 It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of William Graham Dutton.

Beloved husband to Sheila (Westman) and loving father of Chris (Karen), Lynn (John Clarke) and Tim. Proud grandfather to Katie, Oliver, Emily, Owen and Jenny. Beloved brother to Liz (Milton) and late brother John. He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews.

Graham was born in Chatham, Ontario to W.L Dutton and Aileen (Turner). He grew up in Chatham where many of his lifelong friendships began. He later attended St. Andrews College, which became an important part of his life.

While attending a St. Andrews dance he first met Sheila, who he would later marry on December 28, 1959. This was followed by 59 years of joyful marriage.

Graham attended the University of Toronto, became president of Delta Upsilon and graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1960.

He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1962.

As a litigator, he soon became a well-respected member of the bar with a long and rewarding career.

He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1976, and certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by L.S.U.C at the inception of that designation. Graham's career legacy is distinguished with many landmark and high profile legal decisions.

He was a founding partner of Dutton Brock, which soon became one of Canada's premier insurance litigation firms.

Graham's high commitment to the legal community saw him actively engaged through many associations: Past President of the County of York Law Association Director of the Advocate Society Former council member of the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto Former member of the management board of the Canadian Bar Insurance Associate Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers He also proudly served on school boards: Montcrest School and St.

Andrews College Graham's compassion in helping others went beyond his legal career. He would not just offer advice but would take the time necessary to support and help others through their times of need.

Graham and Sheila were avid travellers. Their many adventures would take them across the world's continents. A large collection of photo albums attest to these wonderful trips for his children and grandchildren. The numerous photos of a Graham and Sheila smiling with their friends showed how much they enjoyed their times together.

Graham was competitive both in the courts of law and in his in free time. He enjoyed many sports: golf, tennis and squash as well as skiing and sailing. He was an active member of the Badminton and Racquet Club, Rosedale Golf Club and the Erieau Yacht Club (Commodore 1979).

Erieau, nestled between Lake Erie and Rondeau Bay, held a special place in Graham's heart.

It is where Graham spent his summers from the time he was a toddler. It was where we saw the fun loving side of Graham. Many fond friend and family memories were formed there.

Later in life Graham and Sheila spent their winters in Naples, Florida. Amoung friends and family they enjoyed watching many sunsets over the Gulf.

Graham's legal legacy is well documented but it is Graham, the true friend, the devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather that he will be remembered by.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 26th at Rosedale Golf Club from 1:00 p.m.

- 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice. Donations, condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through


September 1, 1923 January 6, 2019 Peggy Love, beloved wife of the late Len Love, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 6, 2019, at the age of 95 years.

Peggy was the devoted mother of Judy Rice and Tom Love and the dedicated mother-in-law of Bill Rice and Dianne Love. She was an extremely proud grandmother to Tiffany (Kevin Shaw) and Todd (April) Rice and to Michael (Mallory) and Jaimie Love, as well as great-grandmother to Calia and Jaiden Rice in Singapore and to Tova Love in Calgary.

Having lived most of their lives in Montreal, Peggy and Len moved to Calgary in 1990, to join their family.

The family wishes to thank the entire staff at Garrison Greens Seniors Community for their much appreciated care over the last four years.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Red Cross Society, Southern Alberta Region, 2nd Floor, 1305 - 11 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T3C 3P6, Telephone: (403) 541-6100,

In living memory of Margaret Love a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.


It is with immense sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our hero, David William Roulston, on Friday, January 11, 2019, at his favourite place, Trillium Ridge (the cottage), at the age of 62.

Predeceased by his parents, Lila and William Roulston.

Beloved husband of Sara Fay Sulley. Devoted father and best friend to Nelson Jacob (Jake) Roulston. He also leaves to mourn his sisters-inlaw Terry Sulley and Melody Sulley. He will be sorely missed by his nieces and nephews, Russell Sulley, Adrienne, Joel and Kayla Altman and his great-nieces and nephew Victoria, Noah, Zoey and Amelia. Always larger than life, his friends and family will remember his passion and enthusiasm in his teaching, coaching, gaming, golfing, comic book collecting and all his other endeavours.

Visitation will be held at R.S.

Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge St., Toronto, on Wednesday, January 16th, from 6 - 8 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in the R.S.

Kane chapel on Thursday, January 17th, at 11 a.m.

A private interment will take place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grandravine Special Hockey, Alzheimer's Society of Ontario or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be left at


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On January 6, 2019, at the age of 30, as a result of a skiing accident in British Columbia. Geoff will be dearly missed by his parents, Teresa Cooney and Bruce Sharron, and by his brothers Thomas and James (Laurenne). He is survived by his grandmothers, Audrey Sharron and June Cooney, as well as his many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Geoff was born in Toronto on November 23, 1988. He was raised in Newmarket, Ontario.

In 2009, he began spending his time between Alberta and B.C., where he enjoyed his passion for the outdoors. Known to all of his friends for his kind and gentle approach to life, and a wonderful sense of humour, Geoff was most recently living in Golden, where he worked as a builder of log homes. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice or, to reflect Geoff's love of animals, to your local Animal Shelter.

A celebration of Geoff's life will be held on Thursday January 17th, at 2:00 p.m. Taylor Funeral Home, 524 Davis Drive, Newmarket.

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