Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Print Edition, Page B20
BRENDA JOYCE CAIRNS
Brenda Joyce Cairns was born on this day in 1945 and although she is no longer physically with us we are constantly reminded of both her spirit and her great influence in all of our lives.
She lives within each of us! Paul, Brad, David, Erin, Kelly, Brad, Spencer, Ben, Soren, Gabriel
REV. CLAUDE G. ARNOLD CSB
At Toronto General Hospital on Sunday, February 18, 2018.
He was predeceased by his parents, Claude Arnold and Sarah McCulloch, both born in Ontario.
Fr. Claude was an only child born in Detroit, MI on November 15, 1929 but received his education in St. Catharines, ON and Windsor, ON, graduating from Assumption High School in 1947. He obtained a BA in 1952 and a MA in 1953 at Assumption College. Fr. Claude made his first profession with the Basilian Fathers in 1954.
He immediately entered St. Basil's Seminary, Toronto, and was ordained to the priesthood on June 29, 1958. He then attended the U of Michigan where he obtained a PhD in Renaissance English in 1964. He spent the rest of his active life teaching English at the U of St. Thomas, Houston, TX until 1969 and then at the U of St. Michael's College, Toronto. He was a quiet but intense man who served as the superior of the Basilian Fathers at St. Michael's for six years.
Fr. Claude enjoyed listening to classical music throughout his life. He retired to Anglin house, Toronto in 2010 until he recently caught the flu which led to severe pneumonia and hospitalization.
Visitation will be held in the Chapel of the Cardinal Flahiff Basilian Center, 95 St. Joseph Street, Toronto on Thursday, February 22 from 9 a.m. until a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill,ON. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Basilian Fathers Retirement Fund, 95 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3C2.
JANET CASSILS BLACHFORD (nee Savage)
Janet died peacefully from leukemia at the Royal Victoria Hospital, on February 12, 2018.
She was the dear wife of John Blachford for over 56 years; beloved mother of Erik, Leith and Ian; affectionate mother-in-law of Maryam Mohit, Kingston Ip, and Laura Ierfino; and granny to Jake, Sedi-Anne, and Theo Blachford, Zander Ip, and Madeline and Lucas Blachford. She is survived also by her brother, John; her sister, Nancy; and nieces, nephews, and cousins galore.
A lifelong Montrealer, Janet graduated from The Study and spent many happy summers at Camp Ouareau in the Laurentians, first as a camper and later as staff. She received a BA and an MA in English Literature from McGill University, where she taught Advanced Composition and The Faculty Course in the 1960s. Later, she was a keen volunteer at McGill for many years, as Board Member and President of The Friends of the Library. She was also a Board Member of the Quebec Writers' Federation.
Her greatest loves outside her family were choral singing in different choirs, principally at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, gardening and writing fiction, which resulted in two published novels, Rehearsal and Blue Lake, finished in the months following her diagnosis.
She loved the life of the mind, coming back time and again to the words of John Milton, inscribed on the exterior wall of McGill's Redpath Library: Beholding the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies.
And though she'd have thought it the height of impertinence for us to include a quote here from her own novel Blue Lake, it seems only fitting that she gets the last word: Her own version of the Blue Lake island looked like a ship, the pines her sails, green wings in a high wind. That island had always been able to fly.
The family wishes to thank Wendy Wray of Women's Healthy Heart Initiative, Dr. Chaim Shustik, Dr. Allan Sniderman, Dr. Kelly Davison, Dr. Michael Thirlwell, and all the exceptional nurses and staff of the Cedars Cancer Centre of the Royal Victoria Hospital for their compassion and kindness to all concerned, throughout Janet's illness.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Mount Royal Funeral Complex, 1297 Chemin de la Forêt, Outremont H2V 2P9 on Friday, February 23 at 11:00 a.m. As Janet loved colours, please do not limit your attire to black.
In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to Fiat Lux at McGill University, or the department of Oncology-Haematology at the Royal Victoria Hospital.
MAVIS ELIZABETH BONHAM (Paton)
Passed away peacefully at the Village of Tansley Woods in Burlington on Friday, February 9, 2018 at the age of 97.
Predeceased by loving husband of almost 70 years, Eric Ellis Bonham (2013).
Cherished mother of Catherine Bonham and David Bonham (Colleen). Devoted grandmother of Matthew Kisly. Loving sister to Weldon Paton (Margaret).
Private Cremation has taken place. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of QEW), Burlington, 905-632-3333, on Saturday February 24, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. (with a Reception to follow). If desired, donations in memory of Mavis may be made to the charity of your choice. http://www.smithsfh.com
DR. ROBERT JAMES HISCOCK "Jim" June23, 1934 February18, 2018 Passed away at St. Marys Memorial Hospital at the age of 83. Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Jim was a family physician for over 45 years, primarily practicing in St. Marys, Ontario. Jim delivered over 1,500 babies during his career and was very proud to see his daughter, Dr. Susan Hiscock, also carry forward a medical practice in St.
Marys. He was an avid reader of medical journals as well as fiction, and a keen competitor at the card game of bridge. Many a morning he could be found walking the Grand Trunk Trail. Above all else, Jim enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Norma; and his four children, Dr. Susan Hiscock of St Marys, John Hiscock and his spouse, Michelle MacGillivray of Toronto, Robert Hiscock and his spouse Annie Li of Toronto, and Jane Hiscock and her spouse Marijean Lauzier of Boston, MA.
He was the eldest son of four boys of Thelma and Reg Hiscock; and is survived by beloved brothers, Jack and Jerry Hiscock and their families of Ottawa, Ontario.
A memorial service will be conducted at the St. Marys United Church, 85 Church St. S., St. Marys, on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 11 a.m. with Rev.
Doug Loucks officiating. If you wish to honour Jim's memory, a memorial donation may be made to Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.
Arrangements entrusted to the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, St. Marys (519-284-2820) with online condolences at http://www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.
DANIEL THOMAS KIRKLAND
Suddenly, on Friday, February 16, 2018 in his 65th year.
Loving father of Geoff Kirkland (Lesley Kirkland), Jillian Kirkland, Rachel Kirkland (Matt Kleffman) and Sydney Kirkland. Dan will be sadly missed by his sisters, Wendy Fox, Linda Harding and Susan Kim-Kirkland, mother of Rachel and Sydney and Cynthia Odell; mother of Geoff and Jillian Kirkland.
There will be a celebration of Dan's life held at Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club, 141 Wilson Ave, North York, ON M5M 3A2, on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you bring your favorite photo or story of Dan.
Online condolences may be made at http://www.highlandparkfuneralcentre.com
MARY HELEN LAND
Surrounded by family in St. Catharines, Ontario, Mary passed peacefully from this life on February 17, 2018 in her 96th year.
Beloved daughter and only child of John and Evelyn Ferguson, Brantford, Ontario; she was predeceased by her dear husband, Denis Malcom Clarke Land, in 1993. Besides numerous friends and extended family members, Mary leaves and will be especially missed by her children, Peggy (Murray), John, and Peter (Debby); her grandchildren, Brook, Jocelyn, Laurelle, Natalie; and bonus grandson, Mike (Nicole); her greatgrandchildren, Heron, Sitka, Eleanor, Meg; and bonus great-grandson, Jackson.
A librarian for many years, she loved books and learning and will be fondly remembered for her devotion to her family, church and the many good causes which she generously supported. Her family members are especially grateful to the staff of Linhaven Home, St.
Catharines where she received excellent care in her last four years. "I pray that all will be well" was her dying wish for everyone.
Funeral service will be on Saturday, February 24, St.
George's Anglican Church, St. Catharines at 3 p.m.
Interment will follow at a later date in Muskoka. Instead of flowers, donations to one of Mary's many favorite charities, and one in which she was actively involved, the St. George's Anglican Church daily breakfast program would be much appreciated.
SUSAN PATRICIA LOCKWOOD
Our remarkable friend and relative, Susan Patricia Lockwood, died peacefully on Saturday, February 17, only seven days after her 77th birthday. Sue handled cancer - she made it clear that she did not "battle" it - with her typical elegance and dignity, slipping away at Kensington Hospice in Toronto as classical music played.
Sue was born on February 10, 1941 in Mellor, England to Vaudrey and Reginald Beere (both deceased).
She immigrated to Canada in 1966, joining Air Canada as a flight attendant. Promoted to the role of Supervisor of Domestic Flights, she co-founded the Station Terminal Operations Control centre, and then oversaw the planning of flights throughout North America and the Caribbean.
Before she retired in 1994, she had crisscrossed the globe, relishing the travel and telling captivating tales of her adventures in Europe, India and Southeast Asian nations.
She formed friendships at Air Canada that endured throughout her lifetime: Colleen Pulley, Lisa Martin, Marlene Warren, Joan Ryan, Louise Neagle and Jean Downie.
She is survived by her family in England, Heather and Michael Sandell; along with their children and grandchildren; as well as Neil and Jane Montgomery; her aunt, Sheila Lamont; and her beloved cousin, Donna Cultrera, and her husband, Basil, in Toronto; (Donna returned from Florida to share laughter and childhood memories with Sue at the hospice); her cousin, Heather, and husband, Thor Jepsen, in Calgary; and her cousin, Tony Buckley, and wife, Dorothy, and family in Bermuda. Sue also leaves many friends, including Dee Moog, Ruth Gannon, Michael Gerard, Angela Ferrante, Tom Kierans, Mary Janigan and Virginia West, who accompanied Sue to so many difficult medical appointments.
Sue loved the Ladies' Golf Club of Toronto, mingling with friends in the quaint clubhouse and on the tranquil course. She adored classical music and opera, taking many opera tours to Europe and attending music-appreciation classes at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto. She read history voraciously. She approached life with warmth and kindness and wry humour - coupled with delicate British reserve. She went to the Stratford Festival every year, and often to the Shaw Festival, selecting her tickets with discernment. (She attended regularly with her late friend Mary LeNoir Kierans, and then with Dee Moog.) Many thanks to the Odette Cancer Centre, to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care and to the sensitive doctors and staff at the Kensington Hospice.
A visitation and reception will be held on Friday, February 23rd from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the R. S. Kane Funeral Home at 6150 Yonge Street in Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sue's memory may be made to the Kensington Hospice, the Salvation Army or the Cancer Society for research. May she soar in peace.
ROMAN ROBERT MARCH
BA United College, MA Carleton, PHD Indiana University, Pilot Officer RCAF
Born October 6, 1935 in Winnipeg Manitoba. Passed away at his home February 2, 2018 at the age of 83. Survived by his sister, Joyce (Edmonton); his stepbrother, Eddie (USA); daughter, Kathryn (Cambridge); sons, Bruce (Toronto); and David (Hamilton); and many nephews, great-nephews and great-nieces. Predeceased by his mother, Maria March; his stepfather, Eugene March; and stepbrother, Carl March.
Born of Polish immigrant parents, Roman grew up in rural Winnipeg and was involved in sports like swimming and wrestling while being an active Air Cadet. A chance encounter at a job interview at the age of 18 led to him pursuing a BA at United College in Winnipeg and paying for his education by serving in the Reserves and working night shift at a factory. During that time, he spent his summers in CAF base Baden-Baden, Germany where during the Suez Crisis he and many others were threatened by nuclear annihilation by Khrushchev.
Unable to pursue a piloting career due to his eyesight, Roman left the Airforce and became a teacher at United College in Winnipeg.
Here he became involved in the famous Crowe Case that led to the formation of CUTA.
He would be one of the 13 staff who resigned from the College over the case and eventually received the 2009 CUTA Milner Reward for his actions.
Roman took a position teaching in Fort Williams, Ontario but left to earn an MA in Public Administration at MA in Public Administration at Carleton University and a PhD at Indiana University. He was hired as the first Canadian born Political Science professor in the Political Science department in the Humanities faculty at McMaster University where he remained for 25 years as an associate professor before retiring in the golden handshake period of the 1990s.
His famous book, The Myth of Parliament was published in 1974 by University of Toronto Press.
The book gained much notoriety because it drew attention to the lack of parliamentary attendance by federal Members of Parliament.
This work formed the basis of parliamentary reform efforts led by the Mulroney government and he was invited to testify before the Parliamentary Reform Committee about the situation.
Roman was self-governing in his political activism and supported the NDP, the Liberals and the Progressive Conservative Parties depending upon their political platform. He worked with Sheila Copps on her Hamilton Campaigns but supported his former student Progressive Conservative Peter James Peterson when he ran for office in 1984. His retirement years involved an active lifestyle while serving on the McMaster Retirees association and attending numerous events with that group.
A unique and independent person, Roman March was a man not soon to be forgotten. He lived his life on his own terms and left a mark on the world through his teaching, his politics and his personal life.
Visitation will be held at Marlatt Funeral Home-Swackhamer Chapel in Dundas (195 King St. W.) on February 23, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at the Church of the Ascension in Hamilton (64 Forest Ave. at John St. S.) on February 24 at 11 a.m. with a reception following afterwards.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to St. Matthew's House, a food bank (https://stmatthewshouse.ca/).
Online condolences can be left at http://www.marlattfhdundas.com
HEATHER PATRICIA DALE MCKENZIE
Heather McKenzie, aged 67, died suddenly and tragically on February 15, 2018 while on vacation in Australia with the love of her life and husband of almost 46 years, Jim McKenzie.
Heather was born on May 25, 1950 to William and Sarah Gordon.
She grew up in Toronto with her two sisters Barbara and Karen.
Heather married her husband Jim on July 7, 1972. They welcomed daughters, Sarah and Kirsty in 1979 and 1982 and Heather considered Sarah's husband, Dana Stringer like a son, rather than a son-inlaw. Dana and Sarah blessed Jim and Heather with two cherished grandchildren, Violet, in 2011 and Henry, in 2013.
Heather was luminous. She lit up every room with her natural warmth, beauty, winning personality and signature laugh.
She was always looking for the silver lining and inspiring others to do the same. Heather lived a genuine, authentic and deeply generous life. She was passionate about philanthropy, travel, film, and Scrabble at which she was virtually unmatched. She was a gifted teacher, the friend who created a circle of acceptance wide enough for all, the nurturing and loving mother, the doting grandmother and above all the best friend to Jim. He is devastated by the loss of his soulmate.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m.
on Friday, February 23, 2018. A private graveside service for immediate family members will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent in her name to the Scott Mission, 502 Spadina Ave., Toronto, M5S 2H1. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
PEARL MILLER ZUCKER "Pesh"
Our beloved Peshie, born January 18, 1914 in Manchester, England peacefully passed away on February 20,2018 at the age of 104. She was a warm, compassionate and vibrant woman who had a passion for life and a quest for knowledge. A fiercely proud and dignified woman, Pesh was loved by all who had the privilege to know her.
Married to Sol for over 65 years, she lost her beshert in 2001.
Pesh's first love was always her family. She adored them all. Her sons, Gerald, Simon and Jan; grandchildren, Rona Cappell and Rob Cappell; and greatgrandsons, Max and Eric were always a priority. She was endlessly proud of them all. Pesh, we will continue to celebrate your life and live by your example. We love you.
The family would like to express their extreme gratitude to Anna Mezic, a lifelong friend, Dr. Fabio Verlese and the Toronto Clinic for her care for the past 10 years and Carol Edwards and her wonderful staff at Careable for their support in these last few weeks.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. at the Shaarei Tefillah Synagogue Section, Mt.
Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva at 5 St. Margaret's Drive. Memorial donations may be made to the Pearl Zucker Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 416780-0324, http://www.benjamins.ca
THOMAS IAINRONALD "Iain"
Iain died peacefully, surrounded by family, at Sunnybrook Hospital on Thursday, February 15, on the eve of his 85th birthday. Predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth and Newton Ronald; son, Douglas Ronald; sister-inlaw, Vicky Hudon; and brothers-in-law, Joe Belliveau, Albert Hudon, and Daniel (de Yturralde). Beloved husband of Cristina (de Yturralde); loving father of Christopher (Lindsay Ireland) and Isobel; grandfather to Caitlin and Stephanie; and brother to Jean (Belliveau).
Iain was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1933, and attended Hutchesons' Grammar School from 1945 to 1950. In 1950 he started articling with Peacock and Henry, Chartered Accountants. Three years later, he attended Glasgow University, earning a LL.B in 1956 and his C.A. designation the same year.
In September 1956 Iain joined the Royal Navy as an ordinary seaman and was promoted to sub-lieutenant in February 1957. He joined H.M.S Cook in Portsmouth, England en route to Christmas Island where he witnessed the first and third hydrogen bomb tests. In October he joined H.M.S. Coniston as a navigating officer. He left the Royal Navy in August 1958.
On leaving the navy, Iain joined Alcan Industries (UK) as an accountant in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England. In supporting him to attend Harvard University's MBA program, Alcan transferred Iain to Montreal (where he worked in the summer months). It was this fateful decision that led Iain to the love of his life, Cristina.
His good friend and colleague, Albert Hudon, introduced Iain to his sister-inlaw, Cristina, and their love story began. Married in Montreal in August 1962, the newlyweds moved to Boston while Iain finished his final year of Harvard, where he obtained his MBA in 1963.
Iain was immediately hired by Peat Marwick Mitchell for a future partnership in Paris, France following a six-month training period.
In January 1964, Iain and Cristina welcomed their first born, Douglas, followed by son, Christopher, in April 1965.
After working for 15 months in Paris, Iain returned to Canada to work for Indal Ltd (aluminum extruders) in Toronto as V.P. of Finance. He remained in this role for six years until he was recruited by Gamble Canada in Winnipeg as V.P. Finance. Following his time there, Iain went to Hudson's Bay Company as Treasurer. While in Winnipeg, Iain and Cristina's family grew when they adopted Isobel (age 4) in 1971.
Four years later Iain was transferred to Toronto as the V.P. Finance of Hudson's Bay Company (HBC).
In May 1979, the Ronald's experienced the heartbreaking loss of their 15-yearold son, Douglas, as a result of a tragic accident.
In 1982, Iain became the President of Zellers, which HBC had just acquired.
The family then moved to Montreal. Three years later, he was made Co CEO of HBC in Toronto.
In 1988, Iain left HBC to join CIBC as President Administrative Bank and was then promoted to Vice Chairman in 1992. He retired from CIBC three years later.
Iain's list of professional accomplishments was the result of a strong work ethic, razor-sharp business acumen, and his reputation of a man of character, honesty and integrity. These values, along with a forthrightness that's increasingly hard to find, led Iain to be a sought after and respected board member for a long list of companies including: North West Co., Allied Properties, President's Choice Bank, Transalta Power Ltd, Holt Renfrew, Mobil Oil Canada, B.F.I., D.W.L., CIBC, Covington Capital, Leon's Furniture, Loblaws, Stronco Inc, Noma Industries, Smed Industries, Canada Life, Cambridge Shopping Centres, and HBC.
Iain was a philanthropist by nature and believed in giving back to the community. He gave extensive time and expertise to a variety of organizations including: Salvation Army (President Capital Campaign), Cystic Fibrosis (Director), Montreal Symphony Orchestra (Director), Toronto Symphony (Director-Treasurer), and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Chair of the Foundation). A Scotsman at heart, Iain loved his time spent at Hutchesons' Grammar School, and was a generous supporter. This included being past Chairman, and then Hon. President of the Hutchesons' G S Canadian Bursary Fund. Also, Iain was a past member of the Campaign for Scottish Studies at Guelph University.
In 2002, Iain was presented the Queen's Golden Jubilee Award and 10 years later, was again honoured with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Award.
Iain's extraordinary fortitude and resilience as he endured various health problems over the past 14 years have been an inspiration to many. Always a gentleman, he maintained a love of life, sense of humour, and dignity as he continued to make the most of his days from a wheelchair. For over 55 years, Cristina and Iain's marriage was filled with love, support and strength through the happiest of times and in facing life's most difficult events.
Iain will be deeply missed by his family and wide circle of friends in Canada and around the world. The family would like to thank Lawrence Park Community Church for their thoughtful support over the years, and especially over the last six months while Iain was in hospital. The family is also very grateful to the nursing staff, many therapists, and doctors at Sunnybrook Hospital for the excellent care provided to Iain in his final months. Finally, a special thank you to Lucy Angeles for her daily long-term caring support given to Iain and the Ronald family.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Lawrence Park Community Church or Sunnybrook Foundation.
Visitation will be held at Lawrence Park Community Church (2180 Bayview Ave, Toronto) on Friday, February 23 from 5-8 p.m. A celebration of Iain's life will be held on Saturday, February 24 at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Park Community Church with a reception to follow.
DERMOT MURPHY January 21, 1949 February 18, 2018
Dermot passed away after a long battle with MS on February 18, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite; his siblings, Barry (Reynette), Colm (Rita), Niall (Angel), Jean (Mike), Aislinn (Tom), Ann (Martin); and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Dermot came to Canada from Dublin, Ireland in 1970 and spent his career in finance and accounting. When cruelly felled by multiple sclerosis in the early 90s, he set an example for all of us by facing the disease with grace, courage, unfailing optimism and deep faith in God.
We will be forever grateful to his PSW Jasmin, who tended to his needs lovingly and with grace of her own. Thank you as well to the nurses and doctors at Sunnybrook CCU and ICU.
There will be a Mass of Christian burial on Friday, February 23 at 11:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Parish, 24 Cheritan Ave., Toronto.
Visitation from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Church.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Dermot's name to the charity of your choice.
RITA CATHERINE SMITH (O'Reilly)
Passed away peacefully, on February 16, 2018 at the remarkable age of 93 surrounded by her children. She was a devoted wife, predeceased by her deeply beloved husband and best friend, Peter N. F. Smith. Rita was the loving mother of six children, Sara, Carol and Paul, predeceased by Phillip, Peter John and Kathy. She was the proud grandmother of Andreas, Sarah, Robin, Donavan and Jessica; and cherished great-grandmother of Nolan and Cameron. She was a treasured mother-in-law, sister, aunt, greataunt and dear friend to so many.
Born in Oshawa, Ontario. Rita worked in banking for a number of years, where she met Peter, her dearly loved Englishman.
She was actively involved in numerous community and charitable organizations. Rita's passion and joy was her family and close friends.
Friends may call at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, on Thursday, February 22, 6 - 9 p.m.
A celebration of Rita's life will be held at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 15347 Yonge Street, Aurora on Friday, February 23 at 10 a.m. In honour of Rita's memory, flowers or donations made to Canadian Spinal Research Organization, http://www.csro.com would be appreciated by the family.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at http://www.ThompsonFH-Aurora.com for the Smith family.
NANCY JANE WALSH March 25, 1930 February 16, 2018
Predeceased by her brother, Peter Thomas Walsh; her sister, Norah Ann Walsh; and nephew, Peter Frederick Walsh. Nancy leaves her sister, Sheila; a niece, nephews and their families.
After graduation from the University of Toronto, Nancy had an extensive career overseas with The Canadian Department of External Affairs. Upon her return to Toronto, she taught high school at Northview Collegiate for many years.
Nancy then taught for two years in Japan before resuming her teaching position in Toronto. Upon retirement Nancy pursued her love of travel, and her many activities included bridge, opera, theatre and the ballet.
Friends may visit at the RosarMorrison Funeral Home & Chapel, 467 Sherbourne St., Toronto, on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or Doctors Without Borders.