Tuesday, March 12, 2019 – Print Edition, Page B15


Friends of Ev Austin will be saddened to learn of her passing at the young age of 71 from a 7 month battle with cancer. She passed peacefully on March 8, 2019 at Scarborough Grace Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. At her bedside were D. Brian McKerchar, her husband of some 24 years, and his daughters Catherine June McKerchar, Kimberly Anne Barkwill (McKerchar), Marcie Lynne Haschek (McKerchar), and close friend Kristyn Dougall.

Ev Austin was born December 13, 1947, in Penetanguishene, Ontario.

Predeceased by her parents Lillian and Henry Reynolds. She was sister to Ruth Ann Hall (Walter), Fred (Sandra) Reynolds, the late Doreen Irvine (Ross), Arnold (Elaine) Reynolds, and the late Arthur and Billy.

Her work history included many years at Credit Union Central in Toronto and Mississauga, American Express Canada in Markham, and presently at Powershift Communications Inc. in Toronto.

She shared her love for travel with Brian having enjoyed worldwide cities including Paris, Rome, Amalfi, Milan, Lake Como, London, and more, plus enjoyment of vacation properties in Williamsburg, Virginia, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Phoenix, Arizona.

A visitation will be held at 1 p.m.

on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the Highland Funeral Home, Markham Chapel; located at 10 Cachet Woods Court in Markham.

A funeral service will follow the visitation, beginning at 2 p.m.


May 5, 1922 - March 9, 2019 Born in Toronto, and passing away peacefully in his 96th year, Gavin is lovingly remembered by his adoring wife of 71 years, Shirley (nee Brown); and his loving children, Sharon Shannon (Michael), Deborah Chant (Murray, deceased), Christie (Pamela) and Kevin (Toni). Affectionately known to his admiring grandchildren as "Skipper", he is remembered by Stephanie (Sean Finlayson) and Laura Clark, and Jamie, Peter (Janna) and Sarah Clark. Gavin was dear brother to Diana Gillespie, deceased (Alastair, deceased), Ian (Nancy), and Sheila.

Gavin was born and raised in Toronto, attended Upper Canada College, and entered engineering school at the University of Toronto as a proud Alpha Delta Phi in 1940. However, shortly thereafter, with the war in full swing, Gavin attended Royal Roads Naval Officer's School in Vancouver, and subsequently took command of Q085 (Fairmile), making him one of the youngest "Captains" in the Canadian navy at age 19. He spent the next four years patrolling and escorting supply convoys during the Battle of the Atlantic. Gavin held a true love of the navy and subsequently throughout the rest of his life, attended naval officer conferences across the country, wearing his uniform and medals with pride.

Gavin joined Toronto-based Rolph Clark Stone Ltd., a printing and lithographing company, founded by his grandfather and rose to the position of Executive Vice President. During his time at RCS, Gavin attended Harvard's School of Business. Later he pursued a career in education, becoming Dean of Arts and later Dean of Business at Seneca College.

With a passion for country life, Gavin and Shirley, early in their marriage moved to King City, north of Toronto where they raised Bull Mastiffs and rode with the Toronto and North York Hunt. Later, after years back in Toronto, they retired to the Pretty River Valley, just southwest of Collingwood, Ontario, where he and Shirley spent many wonderful years continuing their love of horses, hiking and the outdoors. Eventually these days were followed by Thornbury and Collingwood before returning to live in Toronto.

Gavin was always most comfortable on the water and he enjoyed a life-long skilled passion for sailing; spending many wonderful summers on "Whisky Run" at the RCYC, with sailing trips in the Thousand Islands, the North channel, the west coast of Canada and the Hebrides in Scotland. He was proud of his Scottish heritage and was a popular partner at Scottish country dancing events.

We would like to extend our gratitude to the palliative care team at Sunnybrook Hospital, for the wonderful care he received.

A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Veteran's Comfort Fund, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Room KGW-01, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5 or a charity of your choice.

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NORMAN GARNET 1928 - 2019

Born, raised, lived and died in Toronto.

Son of Joe Goldberg and Eva Kleinstein-Goldberg-Ravid.

Brother of Sam Garnet.

Loving father to Carla, Kim, Lisa and Brooke Garnet.

Spouse of Dorothy Posluns Brown and present to her children and grandchildren.

Norman survived the mother of his children, Betty Adler Garnet. The Zaidie to Akiva, Kayla, Taylor, Joey, Jackson, Geneva and Rachel. Great Zaidie to Yitzchak, Yosef, Elisheva, Jordan, Yaelle, Noa and a growing family. Don't forget the in-laws, Susan, John, Suzie, Paul, (Cypress), Collin, Jessica, Aliza, and Tyler. Cousin and best friend of Sam Good. Best friend to Ken Adachi, Murray Citron, Harold Pearson and Ruth and John Seymour.

Norman was modern, progressive, conscientious and a proud Canadian. He was charitable and donated to the arts, food banks, women's shelters, the Council of Canadians, public broadcasters and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. A founding member of the National Golf Course of Canada, where he scored the first hole in one and was a senior and super senior champion. A lover of many sports: baseball, golf, tennis, and squash as well as a lover of the arts. The principal of Pearson Garnet Press Ltd. and the financial benefactor of Garnet Press Gallery. A lifetime member of the UJPO who spent his childhood summers at Camp Naivelt.

A principled man throughout his life. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A funeral service is planned for Wednesday March 13 at 11:30 a.m. at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West.


July 22, 1940 March 7, 2019

With his wife and three sons by his side, David passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 7, 2019. He was the beloved husband for 54 years of Diane Sinclair Gilday, cherished father of Sean (Jane), Neil (Kristi), Keith (Regan) and devoted Granddad of James, Ellen, Bridget, Scarlett, Walker, Sam, and Lulu, who also love him dearly.

David was predeceased by his parents, Rose and Angus Gilday, and stepmother Joan Goodeve.

He is fondly remembered by Cathy and James Clubb of Montreal, by their children, Wendy and Jamie, and by his sister, Elizabeth Gilday.

David is the much loved brotherin-law of Marilynne Sinclair, Brent Holden, Gregory Sinclair, Kateri Lanthier, and dear uncle of Nicholas, Julia and William Sinclair.

David began his education in Montreal, earning his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, McGill, 1962, his M.D.,C.M Medical Degree, McGill, 1966, FRCPC Diagnostic Radiology, Winnipeg, 1970, American Board of Nuclear Medicine, 1972 and FRCPC in Nuclear Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1976. Among his many professional and career honours, David was very proud of his treasured award of Honorary Doctor of Medicine from Johannes Gutenberg Universitat, Mainz, Germany, 1989.

His career roles at the Hospital for Sick Children include Head of Nuclear Medicine (1972 - 2004), Radiologist-in-Chief (1996 - 1998) and Professor of Radiology from 1981 at the University of Toronto.

David was also co-founder with Dr. David Greyson and Dr. Judith Ash of the diagnostic imaging practice, Toronto Nuclear Medical Services. David was very fortunate to have professional travel internationally that took him, and often Diane, around the world to Japan, China, Israel, Europe, South Africa, and across the Americas. As an exceptional doctor, a pioneer in nuclear medicine, and a gifted teacher, David's work touched so many, whether colleagues, patients or students.

For athletic adventures, his lifelong love of skiing started in Quebec, included ski racing at McGill and later featured an active ski life in Ontario at Devil's Glen.

David's skiing took him all over the globe including New Zealand and Chile and, at the age of 60, David took up snowboarding where he tested his new skill in the Rockies with Keith and his friends. David later became enthusiastic about golf, joining The Toronto Hunt, the Mad River Golf Club in Stayner, and the Mid-Ocean Club of Bermuda.

This led to other exciting golf excursions to Ireland and Scotland.

David loved spending time with his family and friends at the 'farm' in the Mulmur hills. This is where David applied his engineering skills as ad hoc contractor with ideas for wide-ranging projects involving renovation and construction. With his family, he enjoyed many years of relaxation in the 'Pine Forest'.

David valued his wide circle of friends and colleagues, who also recognized him as a generous host and a kind, loyal and funloving man with an enduring interest in trying new things.

The family would like to thank the Cedarville Terrace team for their loving care and support. In accordance with David's wishes the cremation has already taken place and the visitation is at the Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Road, on Monday, April 1 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and the service in celebration of David's life is at the Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre on Tuesday, April 2 at 1:00 p.m.

with reception to follow for family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations in David's memory to Parkinson Canada would be much appreciated. Call 1-800-565-3000 or email;


Alexander Fraser Henry, 91 of Burlington, Ontario, died peacefully at home on March 7, 2019 with his beloved wife, Yvonne by his side. Alex, born June 17, 1927 was raised on the family farm in Chatham Township. He was the youngest of four children of the late Donald and Catherine Henry.

He attended Ontario Agricultural College in Guelph, Ontario and graduated in 1951 with a BSA in field husbandry.

He was very proud of his Alma Mater and was a generous supporter of OAC, now the University of Guelph. He was very honored to receive The Order of OAC in 2008. Alex worked for several companies in the agricultural field including Cyanamid of Canada and Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting.

While working for Cyanamid he received the Golden Oval award from American Cyanamid for outstanding sales achievement. In 1972, while on a team representing the potash industry of Canada, he was a signatory to the first contract for Canadian Potash with the People's Republic of China. In 1978 with business partner Donald Rutherford he founded the firm, Sylvite Sales Inc. Alex devoted his career to the advancement of the agricultural industry. He was a past Director and Honorary Member of the Canadian Fertilizer Institute and a past Director and Honorary Member of the Fertilizer Institute of Ontario. As a result of Alex's leadership in the field of agriculture he was named to the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame in June 2004.

Alex was instrumental in the production of a well documented textbook," The Next Best Thing to Rain". This book is a great source of information on the fertilizer industry and its contribution to agriculture in Ontario. Alex also gave of his time to various communities that he lived in being a past President of the Optimist Club in both Woodstock and Oakville Ontario. Alex will be remembered not only for his excellent work in the agricultural industry but also for his talent for public speaking.

He was often asked to speak at various events for the industry and other organizations and regaled the audiences with his humour and knowledge. His family also benefited from his wonderful sense of humour and will remember for many years his funny stories about family and life.

Alex is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Yvonne; his daughter, Linda (Frank) Grunewald; twin grandsons, Ian (Dan Peri), Sean (Abbey); and three greatgrandchildren, Bailey, Sam and Tristin. He is also survived by his only sister, Agnes Revington; sister-in-law, Kathryn Henry; sister-in-law, Patricia Cannon; brother-in-law, Douglas (Donna) Dickson; and many nieces and nephews and their extended families. He was predeceased by his brothers, Tom and Bill.

Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stop light north of the QEW), Burlington (905-623-3333), on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. where a Service of Remembrance will be held in the Chapel at 10:30 a.m. A Reception will follow the service at the funeral home. Flowers or donations to Parkinson Canada would be greatly appreciated.



March 10, 1939 March 5, 2019 After a long debilitating illness, which he endured with courage and humour, Stephen died peacefully in the presence of his wife, Sara. He will be greatly missed by his children, Vanessa (Paul), Adrian (Melonie), Julian (Terri); and his grandchildren, Charlotte, Sophie, Evelyn, Annabel, Emily, Charlie and James.

Stephen grew up in Oakville, the only child of Lois and Roy Irwin.

He was educated at Trinity College School, Port Hope, attended the University of Toronto School of Architecture for undergraduate studies and Harvard University for a Masters degree in architecture.

In 1963, Stephen was the first Canadian to be awarded the Rome scholarship in architecture. While in Rome he met his wife, Sara.

They were married in England in 1965 and settled in Toronto, where Stephen began working for the architectural firm Shore and Moffat. He soon became a partner and later the Senior partner of Shore Tilbe Irwin and Partners until his retirement in 2011.

His lifelong passions included architecture, sports, fishing, shooting, travelling, the family farm, and good food and wine. He was an accomplished Track and Field athlete in High school, University and then later competed in masters events. He spent almost every weekend at his farm in the Port Hope area, where his main hobbies were trying to grow asparagus and designing at the dining room table. Various DIY projects were undertaken around the house, some of which became the source of family lore and amusement, which he took in his stride.

A good meal with congenial company always gave him great pleasure. He will be remembered for his prodigious talent as the designer of an impressive number of academic, research and commercial buildings. His family and friends will remember his generous heart, sly sense of humour, and his devotion to both his architectural practice and his family.

The family would particularly like to thank the staff of the Coombs Place of the Arthur and Isabel Meighen Manor for the excellent care they gave Stephen, during the last 15 months of his life.

In lieu of flowers, Stephen's wishes are for donations to Parkinson's research or St. Marks Heritage Foundation Port Hope: www.

A private cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be held on Friday, March 15, 4-7 p.m. at Massey College, 4 Devonshire Place, Toronto.

There will be a celebration in the Summer at the Farm.


Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 10, 2019 at age 74. Beloved wife of Eric for 52 years. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Aurora Mendelsohn and Louis Kalikow, and Liviya Mendelsohn and Alex Bozikovic. Devoted sister and sister-in-law of Aaron and Ellie Michel, and Molly Michel and Bob De Boer. Cherished grandmother of Kohava, Hadar, Joel, Shalvi, and Ben. Will also be sadly missed by her uncle Alan Selig and extended family. She will be fondly remembered as a caring social worker and social activist. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel,2401 Steeles Avenue West, Toronto (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Interment in the Darchei Noam section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva at 201 Major Street, Toronto. Memorial donations may be made to Mazon Canada 416-783-7554 or Stephen Lewis FoundationGrandmother's Campaign 416533-9292.


Peacefully surrounded by family at home Sunday, March 10, 2019.

For 66 years Norma was the beloved wife of Murray "Sonny" Sussman. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Sandy and Deena, Peter and Sara. Cherished grandmother to Adam, Yale, Scotty, and Jack. A special thank you to both Dr. Goldman and Dr.

Howe at the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, and to Dr. Ceresne for his personal care and devotion. And of course, Ellen, Emma, Connie and Aida.

Graveside service will be held at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park, 5822 Bathurst St. (north of Finch, on the east side) at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The shiva will begin following the interment, and continues until 9:00 p.m. at 38 Avenue Road.

Evening services will be at 7:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care 416-586-8203, or your charity of choice.

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