Wednesday, April 17, 2019 – Print Edition, Page B19


December 26, 1919 April 15, 2019 Died on Monday, April 15, age 99 in Toronto, Ontario.

"Morrie" was born, grew up, and educated in Toronto, serving in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War II. He then worked as a clothing manufacturer and businessman. An avid sportsman, Morrie was a fast friend and above all was passionate about his family, all of whom loved him equally in return. We will miss him dearly.

He was predeceased by his wife, Ida and is survived by family in Canada and Israel: his three children, Elaine Clarfield Gitalis, Mark and Geoffrey; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Donations in memory of our father to the Association for the Soldiers of Israel - Canada.

Funeral at Benjamin's.


1941 - 2019

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Louise Racicot Décarie, on Sunday April 7, 2019, at the age of 77, at the palliative care unit of the Magog Hospital Center. She is survived by the love of her life, her husband of almost 55 years, Raymond Décarie; her daughters, the pride and joys of her life - Catherine, Isabelle (Mauricio Bussab) and Alexandra (Emmanuel Proux); her beloved grandchildren, Maximilien, Violeta, Victoria and Pénélope; her dear sisters, Mireille (Harvey Campbell) and Monique (Don McIntyre); as well as her nieces, nephew, other relatives and numerous friends.

Louise, a nurse by training, worked in hospitals in her early adult life, and then later in the fields of communication and culture. Throughout her life, she volunteered for numerous causes because she was grateful for the blessings in her life. Louise will be remembered for her sparkling personality, her devotion to her family and her generous way with her friends. She was a caring mother, loving spouse and bighearted grandmother.

We wholeheartedly give thanks to the caring staff at the palliative care unit of the Magog Hospital Center. for their outstanding professionalism and immense empathy. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

A reception to celebrate Louise's life will take place on Saturday, April 27th. Family and friends are warmly invited. A private ceremony to lay her to rest will occur at a later date.

Reception: Ritz-Carlton Hotel of Montreal, Oval Room, 1228, Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, H3G 1H6, Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 2 p.m.

Complexe funéraire Ledoux, Situé au 155, rue Sherbrooke, Magog, QC. Tél. : (819) 843-4473 Téléc.: (819) 843-4563 Courriel: info@ Site internet:


On Monday, April 15, 2019 at her home. Pearl Golomb, loving and caring mother and mother-in-law of Hillary Selby, and Terry and Robert Yanowski. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Philip and Irma Perelgut, and the late Charlotte and Paul. Devoted grandmother of Mark and Renee, Paul and Jaqueline, Alan and Ayana, Daniel, Cara, and Jamie, and great-grandmother of Kaia, and Beau. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West, Toronto (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Interment in the Holy Blossom section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva at 8 Covington Road, Toronto.

Memorial donations may be made to The Pearl Golomb Memorial Fund c/o Toronto General Hospital Foundation 416-340-3935.


Formerly President of the University of Winnipeg, President of the Board of the Victoria Symphony, Professor of Philosophy & Dean of General Studies at the University of Calgary, died peacefully at home with family in Victoria, BC on Saturday, April 13, 2019 after living for an extended time with nonHodgkins lymphoma.

Born in Calgary in 1936, Marsha's life was influenced from the beginning by the theme of education connected to leadership, community, and culture. Her parents, both child immigrants (via Winnipeg) were instrumental in the founding and ongoing life of the I.L. Peretz School, a Jewish school that sought to keep alive a rich Yiddish culture alongside a modern education. Music also played a strong role in her early days, as she studied piano and later, as a student at Brown (AB, MA) and Brandeis (PhD), she set the habit of enjoying concerts in the midst of a busy academic and family life.

After a decade studying in the U.S.

and having two children, in 1966 she returned with her husband and daughters to her hometown and taught in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Calgary. In her long career there, she grew into leadership roles, last as Dean of the Faculty of General Studies which she'd co-founded. She also made lifelong friends, including during a research sabbatical in London, England and a Fellowship in Law and Philosophy at Harvard University. Her wide-ranging interests in higher education and social justice, from philosophy of law to feminist theory, brought her to lead many initiatives encouraging interdisciplinary studies and accessible educational opportunities. She published, and mentored colleagues and students, including many young women breaking career barriers.

In 1989, she moved to Winnipeg, with Robert (Bob) Weyant, after their "marriage of true minds", to take the position of President and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Winnipeg. She was one of the first women in prominent leadership roles in higher education. She committed her decade there to the support of inclusive undergraduate arts and science education, to investment in a vibrant campus cultural life, and to preparing the community for a complex, collaborative future. In recognition of the lasting legacy of her leadership work, Spence Street, the pedestrian campus corridor she advocated for, was named Marsha Hanen Way in 2018. During her time at UW, her three grandchildren came into the world and became another great joy of her life and Bob's.

Her next move was to Victoria, and to the role of President of the Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership. From 1999-2006 she brought leaders, thinkers, and community members together to engage with challenging issues of civil society. She also became involved with the Victoria Symphony, as President of the Board, Chair of the musical director search committee, supporter of women in music, infusing her last years with lifeenriching music and relationships.

Honours included induction as a Member of the Order of Canada, Honorary Doctor of Laws from York University, and Honourary Life Member of the Victoria Symphony Society.

Every place she lived there was a piano, a colourful garden, CBC Music on the radio, something nice to drink, wonderful travel plans, and the delight of time with friends and close family.

Marsha is survived by her brother, Ron; her daughters, Amy and Sharon; her daughter-in-law, Shari; her stepsons, Stephen and David; and her grandchildren, Benson, Anna, and Austin. She was predeceased by her parents, Rowena and Ben Pearlman; by her first husband, Harold Hanen; and in 2017 by her husband, Robert (Bob) Weyant.

Burial will take place at Royal Oak Burial Park, http://www.robp.

ca, 4673 Falaise Drive, Victoria at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019. All are welcome, and also invited to gather from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. to share memories at the Wedgewood Estates clubhouse, 2829 Arbutus Road, Victoria.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Marsha's memory to The Victoria Symphony Society,


March 1, 1923 - April 19, 2019 The Rev'd Frere Kennedy died in the peace of Christ at the Perley and Veterans' Health Centre on Wednesday April 19, 2019. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Pauline Kennedy; his brother, Gilbert; and sisters, Beatrice and Shelagh.

Fr. Frere served in World War II with the 48th Highlanders of Canada during the Italian and North Western Europe campaigns, including the liberation of Holland.

He graduated from the School of Law of the University of Toronto, Bishop's University in Sherbrooke, and Montreal Diocesan Theological College and was ordained to the Anglican priesthood in 1956, in which capacity he served in a number of parishes in Quebec and Ontario. He was a Priest Associate of the Sisters of of St. the John the Divinee, Toronto, ON. for over 50 years, and in the early eighties he took vows as a monk with the Society of St. John the evangelist, and entered the society's monastery at Bracebridge, Ontario. He was the Superior there for two years, before moving to the monastery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He left the monastery after a number of years and entered into another stage in his long and fruitful ministry as a monk in the world. Fr. Frere was a godly, gentle man devoted to prayer and a respected spiritual director.

The funeral service will be held at St. Peter and St. Paul's Anglican Church, 152 Metcalfe St, Ottawa, Ontario at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 with the Rt. Rev.

Charles Masters, diocesan bishop of the Anglican Network in Canada, as Celebrant. Visitation on Monday, April 22nd from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry Funeral Home, 315 McLeod St, Ottawa, Ontario.

In memoriam donations, if desired, to the Capital Campaign Fund of St, Peter and St. Paul's Anglican Church, to Billings Lodge Retirement Home, 1180 Belanger Ave, Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 8N2, or the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre, 1750 Russell Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 5Z6.

Rest Eternal grant unto him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him. Amen Condolences / Tributes / Donations Hulse, Playfair & McGarry 613-233-1143


Passed away surrounded by his loved ones at the Belleville General Hospital on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

Geoffrey Perkins of Wellington in his 87th year. Beloved spouse of Andrea Bunn. Survived by his children, Dawn Elizabeth VanFleet (Bruce) and Warren Perkins (Liz); and his grandchildren, Kelly (Todd), Tyler, Casey, Lindsay; and great-grandsons, Griffin and Noel, all residents of Florida. Fondly remembered by Andrea's family.

Geoffrey had a strong passion for golf and was a longtime member and proud past president of the Summit Golf & Country Club in Thornhill and recently was a member at the Bay of Quinte Golf & Country Club in Belleville. He enjoyed a long career as a sales manager for Dow Chemical and Poly Expert and he had a love of roses and orchids.

He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Special thanks to Dr. Holt, Dr.Leong, nurse Jessica Chapman and all the staff at Belleville Hospital ICU.

As per Geoffrey's wishes his body has been donated to the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at Queen's University. There will be no visitation or service.

Memorial Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington.

Online condolences and donations at

BERTE RUBIN (nee S arner)

1924 - 2019

Died on April 14, 2019 age 95. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Alex Rubin, beloved siblings, Dorothy Manace, Sam Sarner, Wilf Sarner, Evelyn Bernstein; and her twin, Rona Vankay. Berte leaves her children, Ilan Rubin (Cynthia), Wendy Rubin (Andrew Jordan), Lezli RubinKunda (Gideon), Benjamin Rubin (Nava), and Ellie Rubin (Chris Strachan); 15 grandchildren, Dana, Moti, Tali, Laor; Zoe, Jess, Joanna; Yonatan, Yaelle, Roey; Ori, Tamar, Maya; Chloe, Lexi; and four great-grandchildren, Sufi, Reef, Emanuel, Samuel. And many devoted nieces and nephews.

Born in Winnipeg's North End, Berte's perseverance, curiosity and zest for life took her on a lifelong journey of learning.

Along the way to achieving her PhD at age 65, she was always at the centre of a loving network of family and friends. She was a role model and inspiration who touched many people in her long life. She will be remembered lovingly as a beautiful, vivacious, intelligent and dignified woman.

At Beth Tzedec Synagogue, 1700 Bathurst St. for service on Wednesday, April 17 at 11:00 a.m.

Shiva Wed - Thursday, 342 Spadina Rd. Memorial donations may be made to the Berte Rubin Memorial Fund c/o Benjamin Foundation 416-780-0324


May 25, 1945 - April 16, 2008 What you will always have is the friendship he shared.

The sacrifices he made.

The example he was.

What you will always feel, is his love.

"One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes."

Loved and missed so very much, Heather, Matthew, Russell, Graham.

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