Thursday, February 8, 2018 – Print Edition, Page B17


Direct descendant of Canadian heroine Laura Secord dies at 105 years old.

Peter (her preferred name) was born in Clarksburg, Ontario on November 27, 1912, and passed away peacefully in her home in Brampton, Ontario on January 20, 2018. Peter was the daughter of George Herbert McCarroll Mitchell and Caroline Cartwright Carthew of Clarksburg, Ontario. Her sister, Carroll (Mitchell) Davidson, 104 years old, is now the oldest living direct descendant of Laura Secord.

Peter attended MacDonald Institute at the University of Guelph and later worked as a dietician at Eaton's College Street.

She married William Kenneth Braithwaite of Meaford, Ontario on July 29, 1939, raised 2 daughters, and became a lifelong volunteer.

She offered her time for many years with veterans at Sunnybrook Hospital, volunteered for over 50 years at Peel Memorial Hospital, and was also involved with the chancel guild at Christ Church after moving to Brampton in 1964.

She was always active in the community, enjoyed playing bridge with her friends, and remained capable and independent throughout her life - still driving her Cadillac and mowing her own lawn until she was 102.

Peter was loving, kind, and generous to her family, friends and associates and will be fondly remembered by all. She will be sadly missed by her two daughters, Suzanne (Braithwaite) Wylie and Dianne (Braithwaite) Shackel; her grandchildren, Cesilee Thompson, Lanny Wylie, Daniel Burrows, Michael Burrows and Angela Shackel; her 8 greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews - all of whom she inspired with her great spirit.


Passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the age of 93 years.

Beloved wife of the late William (Curly) Wakely Carothers. Loving mother of Craig and his wife Tara. Proud Nanny of Samantha and Rebecca. Dear sister of Claire.

Predeceased by her sisters Evelyn, Georgina, Barbara and Susan. Margaret will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

A funeral service will be held at the R. S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles), on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. Cremation to follow. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through R.S. Kane 416-221-1159


Robert "Bob" Dudley passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 92 years of age.

Born in Shanghai, China to Richard Dudley and Mona Edwards, Bob was predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary Stewart, in 1994; and by siblings, Agnes, James, Frank, Eileen, Molly, Margaret, John and Elizabeth.

He was the proud and loving father of Jane, Moira, James (Jim) and Shelagh Dudley; and the adoring grandfather of Eric Aubry, Kristen and Nathan Kitamura, Thomas and Evan Dudley, and Alexander and Jamie Lambkin. He was the great-grandfather of Emma Aubry. He will also be missed by sons-in-law, Pierre Aubry and Martin Kitamura; by Jim's partner, Elizabeth Dawson; and by Eric's wife, Jessica Menard. He leaves many nieces and nephews.

After obtaining his school-leaving certificate from the school he established at the Chapei Civil Assembly Centre, Bob immigrated with three siblings to Canada to join two other sisters in their one bedroom apartment in Vancouver.

Bob received his bachelor's and master's degrees in chemical engineering from the University of British Columbia. In 1951, he joined Polymer Corporation Limited (later Polysar Ltd.) in Sarnia, Ontario. He remained with the company for the duration of his career retiring in 1988 after having served as its President and Chief Executive Officer in the final five years. Toward the end of his career, he received an honorary doctorate in Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

Bob's family and friends will deeply miss his lively intellect, his dry wit, his enduring patience and his unconditional love and support. A celebration of his life will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, Ontario. Family will receive visitors beginning at noon. A reception at the Sarnia Riding Club will follow the celebration. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or St. Joseph's Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).


Passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 4, 2018.

Beloved wife of the late Leif Hansen. Loving mother of Karin, Michael (Cindy) and the late Brian. Cherished grandmother of Tina, Chris, Rob, Rachel, Holly; and 4 great-grandchildren.

Dora was born November 22, 1928 in Denmark and came to Canada with her husband Leif in 1957. They resided in Oakville, Clarkson, Scarborough and Toronto.

Together they created L.

Hansen's Forwarding, an industry leader in automotive transportation. Dora enjoyed ballroom dancing, relaxing at her cottage in Lagoon City and time spent with family and friends.

A family service will be held at Pine Hills Cemetery & Funeral Centre, 625 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough (north of St. Clair Ave. E., 416-267-8229) on Saturday, February 10th at 10 a.m. with a visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Friends and acquaintances of the Hansen family are invited to celebrate the life of Dora Hansen at a reception following services from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. at the Granite Club, 2350 Bayview Ave., Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dora's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation.


Mary Elizabeth Kalanda (nee MacVicar) passed away on February 4, 2018. Mary was the loving wife to Brian Kalanda; doting mother to Robert and Kevin; supportive mother-in-law to Kristen Oliver; and devoted friend to many others.

Mary fought a very courageous battle from postsurgical complications. Mary was family first, but always found time to be an active member at Jubilee United Church and Delta Gamma, along with many other charitable organizations.

The visitation and memorial services will be at Jubilee United Church, at 40 Underhill Drive. The visitation services will be on Saturday, February 10th from 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

and Sunday, February 11th from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., followed by the memorial service to be held on Monday, February 12th at 1 p.m. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Crohn's and Colitis Canada.


Gun passed away peacefully on February 4, 2018 at Southlake Regional Health Centre.

Gun was born in Stockholm, Sweden on March 27, 1925 and moved to Canada in 1954 with her husband, Bjorn; and two small children.

Gun was the ultimate stay-athome Mom and completely devoted to her family. She made everything look easy - from hosting formal business dinners to whipping up amazing Halloween and figure skating costumes. She was creative, accomplished and clever - a whiz at math and an excellent bridge and chess player.

She loved animals, nature and the outdoors. She was happiest at her beloved cottage in Haliburton where she would take her two swims a day wearing her flowered bathing cap and paddle her canoe in the summer. In the winter, she thought nothing of spending two weeks at the cottage over Christmas break with no running water. How she loved to cross country ski across the frozen lake with the sun shining down from a bright blue sky.

She had a passionate love for her art and her painting and was always most comfortable in her old blue jeans and painting shirt.

Gun was predeceased by her husband, Bjorn, in 2003; and son, Ulf, in 2006. She will be lovingly remembered by her two daughters, Monika Preston (John) of Palm Beach and Barbara Gaic of Aurora. Forever adored by her three grandchildren, Steve and Jeff Preston and Megan Gaic; and five special great-grandchildren on the Preston side.

At the family's request, no service will be held.

Condolences can be received on the Guestbook at Thompson Funeral Home (


Passed away peacefully, in Brockville on Friday, February 2, 2018. Gloria MacKenzie (Vaughan), at the age of 96 years. Born in Toronto to Robert Charles Vaughan C.M.G. and Henrietta Cheadle Vaughan. Raised and educated in Montreal.

Attended Trafalgar School for girls and Elmwood in Ottawa, as well as McGill, Montreal Repertory Theatre, and O'Sullivan Business School.

Gloria married her childhood sweetheart, John MacKenzie.

They lived in Halifax for four years during the war when John was serving in the Navy.

In 1945, they returned to Montreal where they resided for 52 years until retiring to Brockville in 1997.

Gloria worked voluntarily for the Montreal Association for Retarded Children, serving two years as president of the Mount Royal Chapter. She was athletic and enjoyed her golf at Beaconsfield and Royal Montreal as well as badminton at Atwater Club.

John predeceased her after 67 years of marriage.

Together they loved entertaining and were blessed with a host of friends from coast to coast. Surviving, are their two dearly loved children, Kenneth MacKenzie (Wendy) of Calgary and Jill Russell (Alan) of Brockville.

Also surviving are their five grandsons and two greatgranddaughters. She was predeceased by two brothers, Robert Vaughan and Dr. Peter Vaughan; and by her sister, Elizabeth Arnold. She leaves many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel, 4 James St. E., Brockville.

Interment will take place at Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Salvation Army or Red Cross will be gratefully acknowledged. Condolences, donations, and special thoughts of Gloria may be left online at


Alan, beloved husband and dearest friend of Chaviva Hosek for 37 years. Born Birmingham, England, April 27, 1939, died Toronto, Ontario, Canada, February 5, 2018.

Son of a sheet metal worker, an industrial designer by temperament, meticulous user of language and logic, honest to a fault with an overdeveloped sense of fairness, snappy dresser, obsessive and strategic shopper.

He lived his life honestly, compassionately and on his terms.

Son of Thomas Joseph Pearson, died in 1998, and, Jessie Wright, died in 1956. Educated at King Edward VI School, Birmingham; the University of Birmingham, B.Comm. Married Gloria Ifill, who died in 1981; son, Graham Calvin Pearson who died in 2013.

Lieutenant Royal Warwickshire Regiment, UK, seconded to the Ghana Army, 1959-1962. Senior Research Consultant to The Economist Intelligence Unit, London, UK, 1962-1966. Federal Public Servant Canada, 1966-1981.

President of the Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs, 19841986. President of the Stafford Beer Foundation, 1986-1999.

President of Alan Pearson Associates, 1981-2004.

Shiva visits will take place on Thursday, February 8th from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday, February 11th from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

There will be a reception in Alan's honour to be held at The York Club, 135 St. George Street, Toronto, on Monday, February 12th from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pathways to Education, Toronto

Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through

EVERETT ROBERT RUSSELL SAINT September 11, 1924 January 30, 2018

"Dad's Favourite Chair" Though its cushions are lumpy and frayed here and there, no King's throne is finer than Dad's favourite chair.

Where Dad has relaxed with his family for years and joined in their laughter and hugged away tearsthe chair where he listens with love in his eyes to jokes and excuses and, yes, a few lies...

Where sometimes he sits while the rest are in bed, with worries and hopes spinning around in his head, and at times stays awake till the wee hours at night to be certain some traveller arrives home at night.

The change from his pockets found under the seat can purchase an ice cream or other fun treat.

If someone needs help with a problem they've got, right next to Dad's chair is a very good spot...

It's a chair built for comfort - not stylish or grandit's arms hold the warmth and the shape of his hands...

the springs sag a little, the seams need repair, but the love lasts forever in Dad's favourite chair.

Dedicated to my Dad now sitting eternally in his favourite chair.

It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my father, Everett who went peacefully at Oak Terrace in Orillia in his 94th year on January 30, 2018. He was born and raised in the Toronto and Bradford areas. He served in World War II but missed the last boat to head over seas. He has been a member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Victoria Harbour since 2007.

Everett attended the University of Toronto and graduated in the Class of 1951 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering, which led to his joining of the Association of Professional Engineers in the Province of Ontario in July of 1952. He then worked for the Department of Highways, Manager of the Concrete Division, in North Bay and Kingston, which was then renamed The Ministry of Transportation and Communications where he retired in Toronto at the end of December of 1983. At this time, Everett was acknowledged with a certificate of faithful service for his 32 years from the Ministry of Transportation and Communication, along with 32 years of public service from the Government of Ontario.

While living in Kingston, he went to Queen's University and obtained a Masters of Science in Civil Engineering in November of 1974. After his retirement, he discovered his passion for small engine repair which was shown strongly in his collection of sewing machines.

Everett is survived by his daughter, Anne Maureen; and will be sadly missed by his "grandkitten," Kiki; and "granddoggers," Dallas and Liberty. He was predeceased by his wife, Marion Wilma (nee Ellis); and his parents, Russell Edmond Saint and Minnie Louisa (nee Firth).

The world has lost a very resourceful, passionate gentleman. Cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Carson Funeral Homes - JH Lynn Chapel, 290 First Street, Midland (705) 526-6551.

Online Messages of Condolence are welcome at His daughter would like to say thank you to the Staff at Oak Terrace in Orillia for his brief visit; the Staff, past and present, over the past 5 years at King Place in Midland; and Dr. Gary Magee of Thornhill. Memorial donations to the Salvation Army Church in Midland, Ontario would be greatly appreciated by the family.


In short, it was a life well-lived.

Alex passed away peacefully on February 6, 2018 in his 85th year.

Alex is the beloved husband of Maris, with whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage in 2016.

Maris and Alex have four sons: Alexander "Sandy" (Chantal), Keith (Beth), Jon (Ginny) and Rodney (Darci), and a fifth son counting 'Uncle Dougie'. He was affectionately known as "Noddy" to his eleven grandchildren and their respective spouses: Alexander "Doug" (Natalie), Sheena (Joe), Jennee (Mike), Meg, Rachel, Charlie, Alec, Gabrielle, Rosanne, Fiona and Griffin. Alex was further blessed with two beautiful great-grandsons in Alexander "Zac" and Luke. Alex is survived by his two brothers, Arthur and David.

Alex was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of London. His early career took him and his family to multiple locations in Scotland and England. He and Maris and the four boys moved to Canada in 1966. Alex enjoyed a highly successful career as a senior executive of some of Canada's leading engineering firms.

Outside his work and family, Alex's passions were sports and his friends. He collected many over four decades spent in Montreal, Toronto, North Hatley, the Cayman Islands and Florida.

The love and support of those friends, and Alex's healthcare professionals, was and continues to be appreciated. If you ever wanted to see the definition of true love, you only had to watch Maris as she doted on and cared for Alex in his last couple of years.

A celebration of Alex's life will be held at the Mississaugua Golf and Country Club (1725 Mississauga Road) on Saturday, February 10th at 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

PAMELA WILTON (nee Bristow)

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on February 1, 2018. Pam was born May 12, 1929 in London, England to Alfred and Mary Bristow. She was the much-loved mother of Donna; proud and devoted grandmother to Megan Rhind, Tyler and Andrew Curtis; and a greatgrandmother to baby Charles Rhind. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur Wilton; and her four siblings, Molly, Rex, Patricia and Joy.

Pam came to Canada in 1952 where she lived in Toronto and Huntsville, Ontario.

She enjoyed a long career with Imperial Oil, loved reading, long walks and golf.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the many, many people who gave her such great care over the past eight years: Dr. Robert Whaley in Huntsville, and the wonderful staff at Chartwell Retirement Home in Huntsville, The Huntsville Hospital and True Davidson Acres in Toronto.

In keeping with her wishes a cremation has occurred and a private family gathering will be held in England.

CLANELL TERESA ARCHER (nee Groeneman) October 16, 1930 - February 8, 2017

Wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Clanell was born in Colorado Springs, and grew up in Kansas City, MO. After losing her mother, Clanell relocated to Colombia to teach at the American School in Barranquilla where, in 1953, she met her future husband, Jack. Thereafter, she gave birth to her only son, Christopher.

The family eventually relocated to Libya, before finally settling in Calgary, AB. Clanell and Jack retired happily in Victoria, B.C.

She loved family, friends, dogs, gardening, reading, and cooking.

She was compassionate, elegant, creative, and outspoken. She was the moral and intellectual compass for her family, and fiercely loyal to her friends. She was passionate about public education, and gave generously to those less fortunate.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Jack; her son, Christopher; her three grandchildren, Mary, Ellen and Paul; numerous nieces and nephews; and friends.

Her passing one year ago left a huge hole in our hearts and she is forever missed.

Memorial donations may be made to the Calgary Public Library, or the Salvation Army.


February 8, 1994 Her strength, love of life and sparkling smile will inspire us for all time. Love as always, Manny, Adrian and Sam.

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