Wednesday, January 9, 2019 – Print Edition, Page B17

J. EDNA BEANGE (nee Longman)

May 12, 1920 January 7, 2019

After a rich and full life, Edna passed away on January 7, 2019, at the age of 98. Predeceased by her husband, George Beange (1973) and son-in-law, Marc Paradis (2004). Survived by her children, Donald Beange (Carolynn), Jean Paradis; and grandson, Graham Beange. She will be sadly missed.

Edna Beange was a woman of distinction with a commitment to service and a history of leadership.

For over 50 years, she served on over 20 agencies, committees and boards working tirelessly so that seniors could remain independent with first-rate community health care. Meals on Wheels, Sharing, East York Community Care, CallA-Service, Hospital Special Needs and SAHIL are all organizations that Edna founded, chaired or supported as well as Leaside Garden Society.

She served three terms as East York Alderman (1975-88) and was the first woman on the Toronto East General Hospital Board of Governors. In 1999, she was appointed Honorary Director for outstanding service to the Hospital Board of Directors.

In 1994, she received the Agnes Macphail award in its inaugural year for furthering women's rights, senior's fairness, and access to housing, health care and education. And in 2001, Edna received the Governor Generals' Caring Canadian award from the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.

Declining health in June 2018 required the support of a Palliative Care team, caring friends, neighbours and United Church parishioners. We are grateful for their support. A special thank you goes to the staff at Sunnybrook Palliative Care for their wonderful care and compassion.

A service will be held on Friday, January 11th at 2:00 p.m. at Leaside United Church at 822 Millwood Road, followed by a reception in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Foundation or Toronto East Health Network Foundation (aka, Michael Garron and Hospital Foundation).

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GLADYS CHIN (née Kong)

January 24, 1926 December 24, 2018 Gladys Chin (née Kong) passed away peacefully at the age of 92 on December 24, 2018, at Markham Stouffville Hospital surrounded by Cyril her husband of 78 years, six children - Christine, Winston (Brenda), Cecelia (Leslie deceased), Nelson (GraceMarie), Noel (Sharon), Jeannine (Mark); thirteen grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren. She was predeceased by her five younger siblings.

Gladys will forever be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother who loved to cook for her family.

A private funeral was held on December 31, 2018.

Donations can be made to Markham Stouffville Hospital Palliative Care Unit.


We are extraordinarily grateful for the generous and exceptional life of Dr.

Grant Angus Farrow, which ended peacefully at home on January 5, 2019 in his 85th year, following his recent decline with Alzheimer's Disease. As was consistent with his kind spirit and gentle manner, this true gentleman was graceful until the end.

Seven years ago, Grant was blessed with a wonderful new chapter in his life with his marriage to Ruth (nee Peterson). Ruth brought joy and vibrancy to his life, and loving care through his death. We are so thankful for Ruth, and the happiness she brought back into Grant's world.

Grant was predeceased by Jill (nee Weatherstone), his loving wife of 47 years, who he met at age 12. They leave their children, Susan (Blake Hutcheson) and Trevor (Mary Birdsell); and four beautiful grandchildren, Camille, Trevor, Morley and Joseph. He also leaves behind his two brothers and dear friends, his twin George (Diane Adams) and older brother Milt (Mary Bodrug).

Grant was a world-renowned urological surgeon, who pioneered numerous surgical procedures, including performing the first human kidney transplant at the Toronto General Hospital. He will be remembered by thousands of patients and families whose lives he touched across North America, Europe and Asia through his 50-year career.

Among his many medical contributions, Grant was a McLaughlin Travelling Fellow in Surgery from Paris and London, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons, Past President of The Academy of Medicine, the American Urological Association, and the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto. He is a Past Canadian Chair of the American College of Surgeons, a Past Chair of the International Society of Urology, and a valued member of multiple medical and surgical societies.

He also humbly served numerous medical, education, corporate and community boards.

Grant was loved and honoured by the church communities he served, and was Clerk of Session Emeritus at St. Andrew's Church, and Past Warden at St.

Peters-on-the-Rock. We are so grateful for his long-time colleagues, friends and family in Toronto, Oakville, Stony Lake, and around the world, who have loved and supported him his whole life.

A celebration of Grant's beautiful life will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Toronto (King and Simcoe), at 3 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019, with a reception to follow at the Church. In lieu of flowers, we respectfully ask you to consider a donation to the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation, or St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Toronto, which provides extensive inner-city programs.


October 16, 1928 December 21, 2018 He passed away following a long disability, at Kensington Gardens Long Term Care Facility in Toronto.

Loving husband of Ishbel (Burnett), and father of Leslie (Gerry Brock), David (Gisele Simpson), Karen (George Blasby), Philip (Sarah Braman), and Eric (Tricia Clarke); and grandfather of nine grandchildren.

Harry was the son of Dorothea and Max Grauer and his early years were spent in Czechoslovakia. The family immigrated to Canada in June of 1939 and settled on a farm north of London.

Following graduation from Western University in 1954 Harry had a long, distinguished career at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, practising psychiatry with a focus on geriatrics. His work in the community to help holocaust survivors was extensive and meaningful.

He graduated from the Montreal Psychoanalytic Institute. His psychoanalytic knowledge and commitment influenced his understanding of his psychiatric work.

His summertime love was his cottage at Charleston Lake in eastern Ontario, where he swam and kayaked and shared time and meals with many friends. In Montreal, he biked the Lachine Canal frequently and always had an eye on bikes in his latter days in Toronto.

He will be missed by many.

He supported Doctors Without Borders; friends may wish to donate to it in his memory or to the Kensington team that cared for him so well.

Private funeral arrangements.


Septe mber 14, 1931 January 5, 2019 Carol passed away peacefully, on January 5, 2019 in Toronto at the age of 87. She will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. Carol is survived by Jack, her loving husband of 65 years; her children, Steven (Helen), Catherine (Ken), Jeffrey (Octavia), Julianne, Jennifer; her 17 grandchildren (and spouses); and three great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her son, Jonathan.

Carol graduated from The University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Music degree. She was well known in the Toronto music community as a gifted piano player, and worked as a professional musician in Montreal, Toronto and the US. Family and music were always the most important things in Carol's life.

She loved spending time making or listening to music and being at her Haliburton cottage with her family. A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 11 at 2 p.m.

at Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, followed by a reception in the church hall.


On Monday, January 7, 2019, in her 89th year.

A former professor of French at York University, a muchloved docent at the AGO, the leader and instigator of the groupe de conversation Café et Bavardage, a stalwart for years of book and cinema clubs, Palomba remained active (and actively herself) until the very end. A woman of grace and spirit, of courage and integrity, she had a tender heart as well as a sharp tongue.

Beloved wife of the late Jack Yashinsky. Loving mother to Dan Yashinsky. Devoted grandmother to Natty and the late Jacob Yashinsky-Zavitz.

Friend to many, she'll be greatly missed.

There will be a graveside service on Thursday, January 10th, at Holy Blossom Cemetery, 66 Brimley Rd. 3 p.m.

F o r t i m e a n d shiva details check http://www.benjaminsparkmemori Shiva will take place at 6 Bernard Ave.


March 12, 2014 - January 6, 2019

With profound sadness we announce the passing of our beautiful Penelope Rai after a long, courageous battle with cancer on January 6, 2019. Penelope passed away peacefully in her loving parents' arms, Roger and Shawna Rai. Adored by her big sister, Madison; and cherished by her grandparents, John and Janice Kosnik and Kuldip and Darshan Rai.

Penelope will be sadly missed by her loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Penelope will always be remembered as the happiest, bravest and most determined and positive warrior, filled with so much humour and light.

Heartfelt gratitude to her Sick Kids family, especially Dr. Daniel Morgenstern and purple pod team, Dr. Ted Gerstle, Dr. Gail Annich, nurse Lee-Anne Williams, Dr. Kevin Weingarten and the PACT team, Penelope's 8A family of nurses and her Camp Ooch friends. Also, to Dr. Modak, Dr. Kim Kramer and the team at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York.

Visitation will be held at Bernardo Funeral Home (2960 Dufferin St., south of Lawrence Ave. W.)

on Thursday, January 10th, 2019 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament Church (24 Cheritan Ave - Yonge St - South of Lawrence Ave.) on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the neuroblastoma research fund at:


Storyteller, writer, author, screenwriter, journalist, professor Born in Toronto, November 14, 1945; Died January 4, 2019.

Norman was a leading Canadian journalist and cultural commentator who wrote on literature, politics, crime, sports and jazz, appearing regularly in Toronto Life, Saturday Night, Maclean's, and The Globe and Mail where he was a weekly columnist in the 1980's.

He was the author of The Changing of the Guard, a work of political journalism as well as co-authoring Smokescreen, a best selling true crime book.

But his greatest passion as a writer was his extensive work for movies and television, winning a Genie award for co-writing, with David Cronenberg, the movie Dead Ringers.

Norman was a man of dark humour, with a disabused, ironic, and deeply insightful view of the world, and all its woeful events and lamentable personalities. He believed that if the writer couldn't change the nature of his time, he could yet choose the part he would play in it. Norman chose to preserve clear sight.

He leaves his wife of 48 years, Frances-Mary (FM) Morrison; son James (Jessica); adored grandchildren Keira and Lily Claire; and brothers Leslie and Alvin (Jacqueline).

Life won't be the same for Norman's friends without hearing his talk about books, jazz, and the Leafs. A celebration of life will be held later this year to coincide with the posthumous publication of some of Norman's last writing.


On Saturday, January 5, 2018, Katharina "Katie" Maria Christina Soegtrop died after living a full life at the age of 96. She was born in Duisburg, Germany and together with her beloved husband, Guenter (d. 2015), they moved to Canada and raised 6 children. She will be sadly missed by her children Rainer (Yola), Brigitta (Joerg, d. 1994), Barbara (Orhan), Michael (Jane), Dieter (Dale) and Caroline. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren: Kirsten (Ken), Bjorn, Leyla, Natalie, Sergen, Robert, Matthew, Madison and Maja and her 2 greatgrandchildren, Quinn and Zachary.

Extended family Niggemann and Jacobs in Germany also mourn her passing. She dedicated her life to the care of people with mental health and addiction issues and she will be fondly remembered by her friends and patients at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) where she worked first as a nurse for 35 years and then as a volunteer for 25 years in her retirement.

A Celebration of Katie's Life will be held on Sunday January 13th, at the Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre (375 Mount Pleasant Road, east gate entrance), visitation will begin at 10 a.m with speeches to follow at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Katie's Memory can be made to The CAMH Client Learning Fund.

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