Saturday, August 4, 2018 – Print Edition, Page B15


Russ passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at London in his 94th year. Russ was the loving and cherished husband of Jean Allison (McKillop) for over 65 years. Russ was born in Tichborne, Ontario. He was educated at Queen's University where he graduated as a Civil Engineer. Graduating in 1946 Russ started work at CP Rail where he had the unparalleled joy of working at his hobby through his entire 44 year career. He often said he never worked a day in his life. Russ's first job at CP Rail was a Transitman in the London Engineering Department. Russ worked through the ranks and retired in 1989 after 6 years as President. Russ was a railroader.

What made Russ special was that he was able to work with people.

He said "I was fortunate to work with great people throughout my career". Russ earned trust through honesty, integrity, humility and a tremendous ability to listen.

He never could have achieved what he did without the unfailing support of Jean.

Russ worked on numerous major projects throughout his career that added value to the railway, Canada and all Canadians. Russ believed in thinking big and believed in reaching further his whole life. He participated in projects such as bridging the St.

Lawrence Seaway, the building of Roberts Bank (now known as Westshore Terminals) and with this project came the development of the Bathtub Car Unit Trains.

The crowning achievement of his career with his participation in the abolishment of the Crow Rate came the potential to complete the grade reduction of westward CP Rail tracks in the Rocky Mountains from 2.2% to 1%. This allowed the building of the 1 Mile Shaughnessy Tunnel and the 9 mile Mount MacDonald tunnel through the Selkirk Mountain range. This project solved the capacity issues the railway had in serving the Canadian west coast ports. This project also earned Russ the Sir John Kennedy Medal from the Engineering Institute of Canada in 1991.

Russ served as President or Director of numerous companies and organizations: Toronto Terminal Railway Company, Shawinigan Terminal Railway Company, Sault Ste. Marie Bridge Company, Soo Line Corporation, Algoma Steel Corporation, Incan Ships Limited, The Railway Association of Canada, Canadian Pacific Consulting Service Ltd., Canadian Pacific Subsidiary Companies Pension Plan, Canadian Transportation Education Foundation, University of Manitoba Transport Institute Advisory Board, Alliance for a Drug Free Canada. Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada.

In retirement Russ and Jean became world travelers and loved to spend time with their family. Russ was an elder in the Metropolitan United Church and he volunteered with the University of Western Ontario.

Predeceased by his parents, William and Gertrude Allison; his loving wife, Jean; sisters-in-law, Cela Sloan, Mary Bailey; brothersin-law, Jack Turner, Murray Bailey, Duncan McKillop and Dr.

George Sloan.

Survived by daughter, Joan Mowle (Kevin) and son, John W. Allison (Noreen). Loving Grandfather to Darius Maze (Jen) and Siobhan Farrell (Jon); Delage, Aibhlin and Declan Mowle; Sydney and Jane Allison. His sisters, Valorie Engle(Greg) and Edith Turner; sister-in-law, Lilias McKillop. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Harris Funeral Home, 220 St.

James St. at Richmond London ON, on Tuesday, August 7th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of his Life will be held at Metropolitan United Church, 468 Wellington St., London, ON on Wednesday, August 8th at 11 a.m., with Rev. Dr. Jeff Crittenden officiating. Private interment later at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Metropolitan United Church Foundation, 468 Wellington St., London, ON N6A 3P8 or a charity of your choice.

AUDREY ROSE ARMSTRONG May 7, 1919 - July 27, 2018

Audrey's long and happy life began in Toronto with her parents, Elsie and Walter Boon, who predeceased her. Audrey and her two younger brothers, Doug and Russell, also deceased, came from a large, extended family of Richardsons, Boons and Nowells who immigrated to Canada from the UK in the 1910s.

Audrey was a very musical, multitalented lady: she started playing the piano at five and, as a young woman, danced professionally at the CNE. She and her husband Bob Armstrong were always the stars on the dance floor. Married in 1942, Audrey and Bob enjoyed 37 happy years together in Toronto, Ottawa and Thornhill. Audrey's work was in accounting, but her great love was entertaining family and friends.

Always stylish and a keen bridge player well into her 90s, Audrey had a tremendous zest for life and a preference for a tall pina colada.

She started out to travel the world with her husband, Bob, and after he passed away in 1980, Audrey had a great second act with her partner, Bob Klein, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Audrey and Bob enjoyed 28 cruises in their 29 years together.

Audrey will be dearly missed by her daughter, Barbara Baker; granddaughter, Anthea Baker and great-grandsons, Tristan and Garrett; granddaughter, Adrienne Baker (Andrew) and great-grandsons, Ferris and Julian; nieces, Ellen Tyson, Karen MacMillan (Ian) and Linda Bush (Terry). Our sincere thanks to the nurses and staff of the Streetsville Care Community. A private family service will be held; donations, if desired, to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

Condolences R.S. Kane 416-221-1159


Alice died peacefully at North Shore Hospice on July 30, 2018, thirteen years to the day after the death of her beloved husband Bryan. Alice is survived and mourned by her stepdaughters, Sarah (Don), Elizabeth (Rob); stepson, Matthew (Lila); stepgranddaughters, Nicole (Peter), Caroline (Andrew), Abigail, Katelyn and Lauren; stepgrandson, Nathan; step-greatgrandsons, Liam and Harrison; as well as her loving cousins in British Columbia and the United States; and many friends and former colleagues.

Born in Vancouver in 1932, Alice attended Magee High School and gained a BA at University of British Columbia in 1953. During this time she enjoyed her singing roles in Theatre Under The Stars productions. She worked briefly for BC Tel in Kitimat, where she was crowned Miss Kitimat in 1956, before embarking on what proved to be a distinguished career in librarianship. Alice received her BLS degree in 1962 and worked initially at the Vancouver, Bellingham and Burnaby Public Libraries before becoming the Lower Mainland Coordinator for the BC Library Services Branch, the role in which she was to have a major impact on public library development in the Province.

Alice was instrumental in setting up and managing the Provincewide Taped Books Service and also played a significant role in the establishment of the Greater Vancouver Library Federation in 1975. For these and other contributions, Alice was presented with the rarelybestowed Helen Gordon Stewart Award and named an Honorary Life Member of the BC Library Association. Alice was an adjunct professor in the 1990s at UBC's School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS).

In their busy retirement, Alice and Bryan travelled extensively in the United Kingdom and continental Europe. Following his death, Alice continued to travel with close friends. She also became an avid sports fan, regularly attending Vancouver Canucks, BC Lions and Vancouver Whitecaps games. Utilizing her quick intelligence and innate mastery of detail, Alice delighted in besting acknowledged hockey experts among her wide circle of friends, regularly winning their hockey pools.

The family extends special thanks to the staff of Nurse Next Door for their attentive care of Alice during the past few months.

At Alice's request there will be no service. A reception for family and friends to celebrate her life will be held at a date to be announced. Flowers gratefully declined. To honour Alice's generous nature and the lively and warm personality that captivated so many of us, donations in her name to the North Shore Hospice or the BC Library Association's Alice Bacon Professional Development Award would be appreciated.


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John David Bates at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Heidi Bates of Bracebridge. Loving father of Scott (Jennifer) Bates and Kristina Bates (Harris Davidson).

Proud grandfather of Oliver, Alexander, Dylan and Jacob.

Brother of Gerry Bates (Linda), Margaret (Habib) Khan and the late Dr. Robert Bates (Judith).

David's priority was his family and he cherished his friends in Toronto, Muskoka and Florida.

David enjoyed business success and lived life to the fullest.

Cremation has taken place. A private interment and celebration of life with friends will be held at a later date.

Thank you to the caring nurses and doctors at SMH for their attentiveness during his final days. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be to the South Muskoka Hospital In Bracebridge or St. Michaels Hospital in Toronto. Messages of condolence can be offered to the family at

ROBERT BRADY (Bob) (July 25, 2018 Vancouver)

At 86 years. Predeceased by parents, (Marguerite and Allen Brady); and siblings, (Eileen, Allen and Jack). Husband to Kathy (Johnson) and proud father to Suzanne (Rob), Michael (Lela) and Patrick (Debbie). Loving Grandpa to Rhys, Cole, Tyson, Maiya, Natalie, Nathan, Riley and Toryn.

Bob attended McGill and UBC (Commerce), playing for the Redmen and TBird (Captain) football teams. He met the love of his life, Kathy, after throwing a dart at her photo at a Delta Upsilon frat party. Bob played guard for the CFL's BC Lions (1956-60) and Toronto Argos (1961). Bob then became the General Sales Manager for Canadian Technical Tape in Montreal. In 1978, he moved to Calgary as Fording Coal's VP Marketing, then to Vancouver's Westar Marketing International as President where he retired in 1988. Bob was active in the Arthritis Society and at Shaughnessy Golf Club on the Board and as Club President in 1992.

Bob was a devoted, funny and firm father. He loved to travel, see new countries, history and cultures with Kathy. He engaged easily with strangers, stopping to smile and talk to children and dogs. He loved ice cream- lots of it! He was the best Santa at family parties. His greatest joys were his grandchildren, enthralling them with Bearilla, SuperBob and Kid Dangerous adventures, and later sharing his vast business knowledge.

Bob loved a good cigar, a round of golf with his buddies, a scotch and a good joke. The memory of his booming voice, laughter and big hugs fills our hearts with joy. Thanks to Thelma and Editha for their devotion and care in his final years. The family will hold a celebration of his life at a later date.

Donations will be gratefully accepted at the Alzheimers Society.


After a life truly well lived and filled with many adventures, accomplishments, and contributions to her community, Joan left this world peacefully in the early morning hours of July 28, 2018, a few weeks shy of her 80th birthday. The world lost an elegant, independent, intelligent, compassionate, respectful and beautiful woman.

Joan spent her childhood moving throughout Canada with the various military postings of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Edgar Young. As a result, she grew up to be an incredibly independent person who had an amazing ability to adapt to new scenarios.

Her fierce independence was one of her great strengths, but it did not prevent her from falling in love with her UNB sweetheart, Ted Boswell, and build a life with Ted over their forty-three happy years of marriage. Ted and Joan had an incredible ride as they pursued careers, raised their 4 boys, travelled the world, and were involved in many aspects of Ottawa life. Sadly, Ted passed away too young in 2004 and since then Joan focused her attention on family and on her many incredible and loving friends in Ottawa, Toronto, Fort Myers, Lake of Bays and around the world. Joan leaves behind her younger brother, John Young; her four sons, Chris (Kelly), Marc (Carol), David (Michelle), and Matthew (Amanda); and her seven grandchildren, Nick, Katie, Francis, Trevor, Christy, Brendan and Tyler.

Joan had many and varied academic and professional accomplishments. Having earned a B.A. (Hons.) and then a Teaching Certificate, she worked in a oneroom schoolhouse on the Six Nations Oneida Territory. Later, she obtained an M.A. in Canadian Studies and then a Ph.D. in Canadian history. She earned these degrees while also raising 4 mischievous boys - quite an accomplishment. In the 80s she worked at the former Ministry of Indian Affairs in the federal government. Later, Joan obtained a B.F.A. and pursued a career as a painter. Perhaps her most well known accomplishment in this aspect of her life was having one of her paintings appear in an episode of "Seinfeld" in the 90s. She continued to paint until shortly before her death.

Joan was also a talented author and in the early 90s she and a group of great friends formed a murder-mystery writing group called the "Ladies Killing Circle".

This group edited and published several short story anthologies.

Joan also wrote and published four novels of her own. Among other awards, in 2000 she won the Toronto Sunday Star short story writing contest for her story about a pig, a sauna and a murder.

Joan was a true dog-lover and was never without at least one fourlegged friend. Not long ago she could be seen out walking her 3 flat-coated retrievers, all together! Joan found time to give back to her community throughout her life by volunteering and giving to many organizations, trying to make the world a better place.

As an example, we will always remember the many nights when she went off to answer the phones at the Ottawa Distress Centre during the overnight shift.

Many thanks to the incredible staff at the Ottawa Hospital (8 West) and the compassionate and caring palliative team at the Elisabeth Bruyere for taking care of our mother.

In lieu of flowers, please go and do something to make the world a better place - she would be so happy to know you were doing that in her honour.

A celebration of Joan's life will take place in Ottawa in the Fall.

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Sondra Elizabeth Crawshaw (née Winegard) -- 1927-2018, of Dundas, Ontario passed away peacefully on July 24, 2018 in her 91st year.

Predeceased by her beloved husband, Robert (1996). Sorely missed by her children, Donald, John and Diane; grandchildren, Rebecca, Nicole, Dale, Jasmine and Janelle; sons-in-law, John and Matthew; and daughter-in-law, Jean; as well as her many friends.

They will remember her kindness, generosity, positive attitude, concern for others, wise and practical counsel, limitless energy, enthusiasm for new life experiences, senses of humour and style, and welcoming smile, as well as her devotion to family, church and community.

Funeral service following cremation will be at 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Anglican Church, Ancaster on September 1, 2018.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. John's Anglican Church, Ancaster, or the Royal Botanical Gardens.


It is with great sadness that the family of Anne Elizabeth Esslinger of Karsdale, Annapolis County, announces her death at home on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at the age of 91. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, William Esslinger; brothers, Major Robert George (Bill), (Brenda) and Lieut. Cdr. Donald Loughlin, (Doreen). She is survived by her loved children, William Robert (Louise), Montreal; Ellen Winifred Riley, Jacksonville, FL; George Matthew (Andrea Patriquin), San Francisco, CA and Mary Elizabeth (Daniel Ritchie), Karsdale. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Krista (Bryn Edgeley) Montreal; Lorne (Emma), Toronto; and Lindsay Esslinger (Ryan Clarke), Ottawa; Michael (Laura), Atlanta, GA; Dylan, Jacksonville, FL; and Hunter Riley, Jacksonville, FL; Erica Butler (Sean), Halifax, Marina (Jonathan Dulmage) and Owen Ritchie (Shauna Aucoin); as well as nine great-grandchildren.

Born in 1926 in Twyford, England to Robert Donald and Winifred Laura (Roberts) Thexton, Anne emigrated with her family in 1933 to Nova Scotia. She was educated at the Halifax Ladies College and Mount Saint Vincent Academy.

Upon graduation she was employed for the next two years as a reporter with the Halifax Daily Star. She then attended the University of Kings College, where she obtained a diploma in journalism, finishing up her university years with a BA from Dalhousie University.

Anne met her husband, William, in Toronto, and they married in 1951. In 1960, they left Ontario for Montreal, and in 1980 they retired to Karsdale, and purchased the 9-hole Hillsdale Golf Course, which was renamed the Annapolis Golf and Country Club and extended to 18 holes.

Active in the community of Annapolis Royal, Anne served on the boards of Kings Theatre and the Annapolis Valley Regional Library. She was a volunteer with the local Library, UNICEF and the community health centre, ACHC, and was a literary tutor with LAUBACH. A longtime member of the Annapolis Drama Society, Anne appeared in many plays and musicals. She sang for years with St. Luke's Anglican Church choir and with the choral group, Annapolis Consort.

The family would like to extend a very grateful thank you to Mum's wonderful and loving caregivers as well as the empathetic and warm devotion of Dr. Buchholz.

Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of the Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal. The funeral service was held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 28 at St. Luke's Anglican Church, Annapolis Royal.

Rev. Juanita Barteaux officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Annapolis Royal Public Library, Kings Theatre or ACHC Foundation would be gratefully appreciated. Online condolences may be sent to www.


June 9, 1931 - July 25, 2018

Peacefully, in the early hours of Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Toronto's Sunnybrook Hospital. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and all who came in contact with her caring and generous spirit.Predeceased by her husband, Tom Gledhill (1930-2004); and son, Peter (Pam) (1960-1996). Survived by her sister, Janet (Geoff) Thorne; brother, Bruce (Ginny) Thomson; sons, Andrew, David (Emma), John (Cathy), and Mark (Kim); daughter, Sarah; and her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Born to Walter and Margaret Thomson in Montreal, Barbara loved life and lived her life well, with a ready smile and a wry sense of humour, whatever the challenges.

Growing up in Whitby, Ontario, she married her high school sweetheart after training and working as a nurse at Toronto's Wellesley Hospital. She and Tom, a geophysicist, raised six children in a busy loving home. She was also thoroughly involved in her community - at the Don Mills' Church of the Ascension, the North York General Hospital (50 years a volunteer), the "Mining Wives" (WAMIC) and in creating affordable housing in the city through the Family Action Network. Barbara never forgot a birthday or a significant date and always knew, somehow, the perfect gift to send and the right words to say.

The world has lost a wonderful person, however, she will live on forever in the memories of all who knew her.

A funeral service will be held at the Church of the Ascension (Don Mills) at 11 a.m., Friday, August 10th.

There will be a visitation at 10 a.m. before the service and then a reception following the service.Donations in her memory can be made to The Church of the Ascension, 33 Overland Drive, North York, ON M3C 2C3 or to the North York General Hospital Volunteer Services.


Peacefully on August 2, 2018 at Markham Stouffville Hospital in his 87th year.

Predeceased by his parents, Erik and Annie; and his wife, Mildred (nee Cuthbert).

Survived by his wife, Janet (Sheridan); his children, Greg (Michael), Doug (Cathy), and Jill; and his step-children, Katherine (Brian), Rob, and John. Proud grandfather of Laura (Kris), Daniel (Dianna), Julianne, David, Lindsay, and Megan; and great-grandfather to Kaia and Linden.

Born and raised in Saskatchewan. Graduated from University of Saskatchewan (B.Comm), he joined CIBC before transitioning to a 25-year career in teaching in the Toronto Region. Stan's passions included curling, choral singing, travel, and cottage life.

Visitation will be held at Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main Street N. (Markham Road) Markham on Tuesday, August 7 from 5 - 8 p.m.

Memorial Service to take place in the Chapel on Wednesday, August 8 at 11:00 a.m. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Markham Stouffville Hospital.

S I ST E R M A RY M ACO R E T TA C SJ (Formerly Sister Mary Felice) Died peacefully on August 2, 2018 in the 64th year of her religious life.

She was predeceased by her parents, Felice Macoretta and Genevieve Bruno; and her brothers, Gerald and Alfred. She will be dearly missed by her sister-in-law, Jo Ann; many nieces and nephews; and her cousin, Sister Mary Nicholas Macoretta.

Sister Mary entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1954, and served in a variety of places and ministries.

She was known for her gentleness, humour, simplicity and willingness to serve. As a teacher and principal in schools in Toronto, Barrie, St.

Catharines and Terrace, B.C., Mary was loved and respected. In addition to her service as a teacher, Mary served the community of the Sisters of St. Joseph in a variety of ways including formation work, refugee care and service for the physical and spiritual needs of the retired Sisters.

In her life, Mary realized the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph: "we are sent to serve those in need in simplicity and compassion."

Her wake will be held at the Sisters of St. Joseph's Residence, 2 O'Connor Drive, Toronto on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. with a prayer vigil at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel, 2 O'Connor Drive, Toronto, Ontario. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.

GEORGE GLENDAY April 23, 1931 - July 16, 2018

George was born and grew up in East York spending many summers at the family cottage in Bala. One winter day after taking the streetcar to the top of Yonge Street with his older sister Betty (Glozier), he strapped on his first pair of skis.

And a life long passion began.

George graduated from East York Collegiate in 1950 and still maintained cherished friends from that time. He articled to become an Ontario Land Surveyor and went on to run his successful business until retiring in the 1990's. In the summer of 1957, he ventured to Wigwassan Lodge where he met Marjorie (nee Kellett) and fell quickly in love. They married September 20, 1958. A full life ensued that included three kids, Peter (Karen), Craig (Tamsyn) and Linda (Simon); and his ultimate joy, granddaughter, Katie.

George and Marj were involved in the Curran Hall community where they lived in Scarborough, enjoying tennis, bridge and the odd costume party with many close friends. In 1963, George built a ski chalet at Craigleith, and that life long passion was shared with the whole family. It was there that we spent so much time together, grew our own passion for skiing and most importantly made lifelong friends. He loved to travel, and with Marj visited France, Scotland and Nashville for a reputed country stars' wedding...they skied in Aspen, Lake Tahoe and most recently in Whistler while visiting their grown children who had moved to British Columbia. The passion lives on.

Marj and George retired in Craigleith (Collingwood), and continued to ski, play tennis, golf, film fest and enjoy the fabulous community. George had a sharp wit, a love of good jazz and lived work life balance before it was 'a thing'. He enjoyed carpentry (how many times did the kitchen move at the chalet?) a good read, a tough crossword, debating current events and a cold beverage on the deck. George passed away after a long illness with Lewy body dementia and Parkinson's disease with Marj cuddled up beside him. He faced his disease with grace and continued to charm and make wonderful friends up until the end. We are incredibly grateful to the staff at Sunset Manor in Collingwood for their outstanding care.

In lieu of flowers or donations, please take some time and go enjoy something you love to do.

The celebration of George's life will take place Sunday, September 30, 3:00 p.m. at the Craigleith Ski Club Main Lodge.


Bill passed away peacefully at home August 2, 2018 in his 94th year. Married for 68 wonderful years to his beloved wife, Barbara Jane (nee Richardson). Dearly loved father of John (Margaret Rand), Jeff (Jill Maize) and Andy (Andrea Nann). Loving Grandfather of Andrew, Will, Sam, Laura, John, and Owen. Predeceased by granddaughter, Chi Lin.

Bill served with the Canadian Army during WWII (#2 Canadian Army University Course). After graduating from the University of Toronto he spent 32 years in the finance department of Shell Canada Limited in Montreal and Toronto. He was a graduate of the Certified Public Accountants Course (1957) and became a Chartered Accountant in 1962. An accomplished multi-sport athlete, Bill's retirement years were spent on the golf course at The Toronto Golf Club and in many competitions around Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. He served 15 years as Secretary of the Canadian Seniors' Golf Association, many years as an executive of the Ontario Golf Association and was a Governor of the Royal Canadian Golf Association.

Cremation has taken place and interment to follow. Barbara and the family thank the fabulous team at Christie Gardens for their care and support.

A celebration of Bill's life will be held on Thursday, August 9th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto.

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If desired, donations to the Diabetes Society of Canada or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada would be appreciated.


Passed away suddenly on Monday, July 30, 2018 at the age of 86. Helen "Joyce" Nimeck, born in Pierson Manitoba, was the third child of Gordon and May Southam.

Joyce often referred to her prairie upbringing as the reason for her core values of honesty, generosity and warmth. Her motto being, "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift. That is why it is called 'The Present'." Always positive, happy and grateful, Joyce will surely be missed but never forgotten.

Beloved wife of the late Edward (Ed) Nimeck. Loving mother of Scott (Robin), Reg (Isabella) and Gordon (Vera). Cherished grandmother of Jacob, Kristopher, Isabella, Antonia and Jacqueline.

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Peel Chapel 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy 10 N. of QEW) on Monday from 5-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 11 a.m. Interment Springcreek Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

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DOUGLAS JOHN MCILROY April 5, 1959 - July 31, 2018

Doug died peacefully at home, surrounded by family. Loving husband of Tanya, adoring father to Lauren and Ryan. Predeceased by his parents Ellen and Bill. Doug leaves siblings, Bill (Nancy), Anne (Bob), Geoffrey (Margaret), and multiple nieces and nephews.

Born in Toronto, Doug graduated from Upper Canada College (Prefect, Howards House, 1st Hockey and Football) followed by McMaster University B'Comm. where he played varsity football. He spent his entire career in financial services, most recently at Caldwell Investment Management. Doug loved his childhood at the family farm in Bolton and summers in Temagami and at Camp Ponacka. He had a tremendous curiosity about the world and the extraordinary gift of befriending people wherever he went.

Most of all Doug loved Tanya, and his children about whom he was fond of saying he loved more than himself. Together they enjoyed family time at home, skiing, the Granite Club and holidays in Hawaii.

Profound gratitude to the caring staff at Princess Margaret Hospital, and the Temmy Latner Centre for their compassion in helping Doug navigate his end of life with dignity and comfort. A private service of cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Granite Club on Thursday, August 9, 2018, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

If desired donations can be made in his name to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care 416-586-4800 extension 3936


He Could Not Have Planned It Better! "Live every day like it's your last," DGP 1933-2018.

July 29th, 2018 was a perfect summer evening on the beautiful shores of Lake Huron in Grand Bend, Ontario. Having enjoyed a glorious afternoon spent reading, Derek George Penney put down his latest book to embrace the idyllic and majestic view and took in his final breaths of "La Mer Douce" - the fresh water sea he so loved. From the horizon, a sudden blissful wave of tranquility enveloped him and gently carried him away. "Bon Voyage DGP!"

Born in Southampton, England in 1933 to Olive Georgina (Downing) and George Arthur Penney, Derek's love and respect for the sea came by way of his father who served in the British Merchant Navy and his many uncles who worked the Southampton Shipyards. In 1951, following the death of his parents, Derek immigrated to Toronto, Canada with his Aunt and Uncle, Yvonne Frances (Downing) and James Murray (AVRO Canada), both predeceased. He went on to establish a long and rewarding career at NACAN Products Limited, a company whose steadfast and principled values contributed to much of his personal and professional success.

In retirement, notwithstanding his fanatical love of sports - especially NFL, Derek indulged his passion for reading, deepening his vast knowledge and keen interest in history, politics, science and math. He would remark that the most valuable trait his parents ever encouraged in him was curiosity - "the key to life."

A true gentleman and a man of solid integrity and undiminished humor and wit, Derek will be lovingly/dearly/ fondly remembered by his closeknit family, Wife, Jo Penney; Cousins, Colin (Susan) Murray; In-laws: Mother, Jenny (Terlegan) Pauk; Brothers, Alex (Alexina Louie) Pauk, Jim (Cathryn Dajka) Pauk, Ron (Ann Marie Paixao) Pauk; Nieces, Jasmine and Jade Pauk. Derek was predeceased by his Father-in-law, Alex Pauk, Sr and Sister-in-law, Donna Pauk.

Derek has requested final cremation. Honoring his lifetime love of animals, memorial donations to the Toronto Humane Society. Condolences at


A letter from Heaven When tomorrow starts without me, And I am not here to see, If the sun should rise and find your Eyes, filled with tears for me.

I wish so much you would not cry, The way you did today.

While thinking of the many things, We didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me, As much as I love you, And each time you think of me, I know you'll miss me too.

When tomorrow starts without me, Don't think we're far apart, For every time you think of me, I'm right there in your heart.

I miss you Sweetie.

Paul Antonie


The family of Joe and Anita Robertson are deeply saddened to announce the sudden deaths of prominent Niagara Peninsula business people Joe and Anita Robertson, and their daughter Laura Robertson of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario on July 30, 2018 in Greenville, Maine. They were on their way from their family cottage to Prince Edward Island in Joe's personal airplane. Joe, Anita and Laura were the only occupants.


Anita Elizabeth Robertson (nee Rodger) was born in Parry Sound to Eleanor and Arnold Rodger on June 24, 1960. She was the eldest of three sisters. After returning from the Northwest Territories in 1964, Anita's parents, Arnold and Eleanor, moved home to Stittsville to be amongst Eleanor's family. Anita and her sisters grew up in a very large and loving family of aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents in the Ottawa Valley. In her youth, Anita was active in ballet and track and field, and as an adult started figure skating, winning gold in many events.

She attended South Carleton High School, graduating in 1977. She studied nursing at St. Lawrence College in Kingston (1978-1980) and worked in the neo-natal intensive care unit at CHEO. She later earned her B.Sc. in Nursing at McMaster University in 1989, graduating ten days after giving birth to her first child.

Anita was a partner to Joe in business and family. She played a vital role in the early operation of Pro-Mart (which later became Arcona Health Inc.) while simultaneously running the house and raising three children. Anita's presence in the community is demonstrated through her volunteer work with the Niagara Nursery School & Child Care Centre, Ridley College in St. Catharines, and most recently as the volunteer of the year (2017) for the St. Catharines & District United Way.


Joseph Charles Robertson was born in Ottawa to Jim and Helen Robertson on September 21, 1959. He was the youngest of five children. Joe attended Confederation High School in Nepean, St. Michael's University College in Victoria, and then graduated from Bell High School in Nepean in 1977. After graduating, Joe spent a yearworking at McDonald's to gain experience in a successful business, and then attended Carleton University where he earned a B.Comm. in 1981. He then worked for the Mercantile Bank before returning to school, this time at Harvard University where he completed an MBA. Just shy of his 30th birthday, Joe purchased a small dental supply company in St. Catharines, Ontario. Together with his business partner, Carman Adair, Joe grew the business under the name Arcona Health Inc. They sold the business to Henry Schein Dental and Joe became CEO and Chair of the Board of Directors of its Canadian subsidiary, which became known as Henry Schein Arcona Inc. After moving on from Arcona, Joe became an active volunteer. He was part of Brock University's Board of Directors for over a decade, and between 2012-14 he was Chair of the Board of Governors. Joe also acted as the Chair of the Council of Chairs of Ontario Universities and later became a board member of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017.


Laura Elizabeth Robertson was born in St. Catharines to Joe and Anita Robertson on September 16, 1993, the youngest of their three children. Laura attended high school at Ridley College in St. Catharines, graduating in 2011. Laura then moved to Vancouver where she earned her B.Kin from University of British Columbia in 2017 and was recognized with a student leadership award. While attending UBC, she developed an interest in forestry and logging, and excelled in competitive Logger Sports. She had a lifelong passion for the arts and was a skilled illustrator and oil painter. Laura recently returned to Niagaraon- the-Lake and started work as a Facilities Coordinator in Brock University's Kinesiology Department. She had a love of horses and volunteered at Red Roof Retreat. Laura was proud to serve her community as a volunteer firefighter with Niagara-on-the-Lake Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services.

Joe and Anita met working at McDonald's in Bells Corners in Nepean as teenagers. They married in 1986 and had three children, Taylor, Clark, and Laura. Joe and Anita were lifelong lovers, best friends, and business partners. Joe, Anita and Laura lived their lives as best as they could be lived. They excelled in their careers, maintained close family relationships, and became leaders in their community. They loved spending time at their cottage in Golden Lake, Ontario. They were extremely generous with their successes, inspiring and improving the lives of countless individuals they encountered. They were incredibly loyal to those around them.

The Robertsons were philanthropically active in the Niagara-on-the-Lake and St. Catharines communities. They contributed to the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre to build a multipurpose theatre, the Niagara Health Foundation to support the construction of the hospital, and the Niagara-on-the-Lake nursery, as well as many other worthy causes. They also co-chaired the St. Catharines & District United Way and were active with the Young President's Organization. They were huge supporters of Music Cares, SOCAN, Bravo Niagara, and the Brock Performing Arts Centre.

Joe, Anita, and Laura are survived by their loving sons and brothers, Taylor and Clark Robertson, who will proudly continue the legacy of community building that their parents started; by Joe's siblings, Dorothy Corbeil (Pierre, deceased), Jim, Andy (Brenda), and Mary Robertson; by Anita's sisters, Leisa Daly (Kevin), Sonya Rodger; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A celebration of lives will be held on Friday, August 10th in the Ian Beddis Gymnasium, Walker Complex, Brock University, 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines, where family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Service will follow in the gymnasium at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Catharines and District United Way, War Child, or a favourite charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Morgan Funeral Home, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Memories, photos, and condolences may be shared at


Sadly on Friday, August 3, 2018 in her 94th year. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and greatgrandmother, passed away peacefully. Wife of the late Joseph Silver of Montreal, mother to Sharin (Eric) and Catherine (the late Sydney), grandmother to Jason (Beverly), Cindy (Ryan) and great-grandmother to Hayley and Nolan. Jean was the martriarch of the whole family and will be sorely missed by all.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, August 5 from Steeles Memorial Chapel (350 Steeles Ave. West, Thornhill) at 10 a.m. Interment at Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Community 2 section. Shiva to be observed by immediate family only please. In Jean's memory, donations to Hatzalah 416-398-2300 would be appreciated.

CRAIG ROBERT WILLIAMS July 11, 1968 August 4, 1990

28 years ago we lost our beloved son and brother. This year would have marked his milestone 50th birthday. We often wonder where his life would have taken him and all the joy he would have brought to so many. We are grateful for the many special memories he gave us but always long for more..... He remains forever in our hearts and missed beyond words. Love Mom, Dad, Natalie and Andrea.


Joel Grant Sinclair, 80, of Toronto, Canada, passed away in the early hours of July 26, 2018, with his family by his side. Joel Grant Sinclair was born December 10, 1937 in Regina, Saskatchewan, to Sol and Elsie Sinclair. Growing up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he was a standout scholar and athlete, and a pivotal member of the Robertson Pee-Wee Allstars lineups of the 1940s. After attending Kelvin High School, he served in the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Shiloh, Manitoba. Grant graduated at the top of his class at the University of Manitoba, obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce degree, and then received his LL.B from Osgoode Hall Law School. He subsequently won an academic scholarship to Yale Law School, where he earned his Master of Laws degree. Grant and Janet Elizabeth Sinclair (formerly Robertson) married in 1966, and had four children together. Grant enjoyed a rich and diverse career in academia, private practice and public service. After joining the faculty of Queen's University Law School in 1965, he returned to Osgoode Hall Law School as a professor in 1968, and spent a sabbatical year as a visiting professor at the University of Edinburgh (1972-1973). Grant left academia to practice law, becoming a partner at Lang Michener. In 1981, his professional integrity, good character and excellence in the practice of law were recognized by his appointment as Queen's Counsel. He later accepted a position as General Counsel in the Federal Department of Justice, advising on how Canada's then-fledgling Charter of Rights and Freedoms would affect legislation, and he represented governmental agencies in matters involving human rights and Charter challenges. In 1999, he was selected as Deputy Chair of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, becoming Chair in 2004. During his work with the Tribunal, he participated in over 100 adjudications under the Canadian Human Rights Act. Throughout his career Grant made significant contributions to the law, particularly in the development of human rights policy in Canada, and advancements of human rights in society more generally. His Tribunal decisions were notable not only for their analytical rigor, but also for their compassion and a deep investment in the principles of equality, fairness and human dignity. He also made many contributions to his local communities through his charitable activities and pro bono legalwork, and in later years served as a distinguished speaker on human rights law across Canada and internationally. As an athlete, Grant cherished a wide variety of sporting activities with his family and friends, as participant and coach. In his 60s, Grant took up swimming with new purpose, becoming an avid competitor in Masters swimming programs in Ottawa and Toronto, and winning numerous medals in the individual and team categories in national and international competitions.

Grant was throughout his life a devoted reader, traveller, theatergoer and noted connoisseur of fine food and conversation, and he was, especially in later years, a great patron of park benches and lively public spaces the world over. He was interested in everything and made connections everywhere, and his enthusiastic questioning of market vendors and fellow travellers, perhaps informed by his legal training, became legendary among his family and friends. Grant was an engaged and exceptional brother, father and grandfather, and a beloved friend and mentor to his children, grandchildren and many friends and colleagues. His signature phrases, "What's the plan?" and "But how are you doing," were testament to his endless curiosity about the world and about others, and helped to initiate countless meaningful debates and discussions throughout his wide network of relationships. Grant is survived by his wife, Janet; his sisters, Carole and Perky; his three sons, Daniel (Siobhan), Struan (Victoria) and Gavin; his daughter, Rebecca (Robert); as well as his grandchildren, Etaoin, Madoc, Ciara and Oscar. Although he will be missed enormously, Grant will remain always present in the lives of his family and friends. In remembrance of Grant, and his passionate, lifelong commitment to social justice, we ask that people consider a donation to a charity of their choice.


Peacefully, in his favourite chair with his favourite person beside him, Joseph Sobie passed away on the evening of Thursday, July 26, 2018, at home in Oakville, Ontario. Joe was born August 15, 1934 in Vita, Manitoba. He leaves behind his loving wife of 62 years, Gerry; his children, Michael, Paul, Joanna (David Fonseca), and Karen (Jim Hilbert); his grandchildren, Hannah Sobie and Matthew Fonseca; and his sister, Diane (Jerry Welchinski). His parents and his sister, Olga Kuehn, predeceased him.

Joe was a true inspiration in the business world, working his way from humble beginnings in the Benjamin Moore Paint plant in Winnipeg to become CEO of the Canadian company in Toronto (and director of the US parent company), a position he held until retirement in 1997, after 42 years at Benjamin Moore.

Joe served as a President of the Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) and, together, he and Gerry travelled globally with the paint industry. He was honoured to receive the Chairman's Award for Outstanding Achievement in 1989 and the Industry Statesman Award in 1997. Joe was an accomplished professional musician for many years, playing trumpet for dance and concert bands in Winnipeg, Vancouver and Toronto. He was a golfer, a tennis player and a curler in his earlier days. When MLB came to Toronto, Joe bought season tickets and the family enjoyed watching the Blue Jays from just above the dugout for many years.

Joe and Gerry particularly enjoyed their time every March on Sanibel Island and later, Siesta Key, Florida. Their long-time home in Lorne Park was a great source of comfort and pride for the entire family.

Joe will be remembered as a brilliant, honest and quiet man, willing to give any sound idea a chance. His innovative management skills fostered a culture of empowering his people and encouraging teamwork and mentorship.

At Joe's request, no service will be held. His body has been donated to the University of Toronto for the study of Dementia and Alzheimer's. Joe's family would like to thank Darshani Chatterpaul-Sagar for all of her support and companionship over the past years and all of the staff at the Seniors Life Enhancement Centre in Oakville. If you are so inclined, a donation to a charity of your choice, in his memory, would be appreciated. No flowers please.

MAUREEN STUART-SHEPPARD (nee Johnstone) 1926- 2018

Maureen passed away suddenly at Lakeridge Health Ajax as a result of a fall, with family by her side, on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 in her 92nd year. She was the beloved wife of the late Ivor and devoted mother of Peter and his wife, Pat, and Rick and his wife, Tracy. Loving grandmother of Leah, Sophie, Alexandra, Katie, Robert (Bobby), and Rosemary. Dear sister of Dr. Brian Johnstone and the late Ailsa Shuttleworth. She will be lovingly remembered by the rest of her family and many friends.

Maureen was born in Mt. Gambier, Australia. As a young girl she immigrated to England with her parents and siblings. Working as a nurse in London she met and married Ivor. In 1966 they immigrated to Canada with their two young sons, eventually settling in Ajax. Maureen worked in Human Resources at the Ajax Pickering Hospital from 1968 until her retirement in 1993. She and Ivor were active in both St. Francis de Sales and St. Bernadette's parishes in Ajax. Maureen and Ivor enjoyed travelling, researching family history, music and dancing, and their growing family of grandchildren. A memorial Funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 1001 Ravenscroft Rd., Ajax on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Ajax Pickering Hospital Foundation, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Special thanks to her generous circle of caring friends who gave her love, support, and affection over the past years.

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