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Friday May 22, 2009

ILMAR WALLNER It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Ilmar Wallner, who passed away on May 15, 2009. He was 72 years old. Ilmar was a loving father and devoted husband. He will be deeply missed by his wife Nora and their son, Aleksander Johannes and by his four daughters Lisa Kathleen Samstag and husband Nick and daughter Claire; Laura Susan Bincik and husband Gabriel and children Hanna and Julia; Amelia Joy Wallner and husband Fred Davidson and daughter Chloe; and Anna Leida Wallner. Ilmar also leaves behind his mother Leida, brother Juri and family. His sister Tiiu and father, Johannes, predeceased him. Ilmar had a large extended family and a legion of friends who knew and loved him his entire life. As an accomplished architect, painter and sculptor Ilmar 's memory will live on through his creations. Whether it was along the cross country ski trails in Algonquin Park, on the shores of Christian Island or Goulais Bay or on the back deck at Chipping Road, Ilmar was always reaching for his sketchbook as he shared his interpretation of the beauty that is all around us. We are grateful for the wisdom he shared and the example he set for all: Utilitas, Firmitas, Venustas. Ilmar spent his final days at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto and the family is grateful to the staff at the Pencer Centre and for the care he received on 16P. We also thank his sisterin-law Irja Magi and friend Dr. Dean Chamberlain, both of whom have been so generous in helping us during Ilmar's illness. A celebration of Ilmar 's life will be held at Hart House Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto on Sunday, May 31st at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ilmar's name can be made to Hart House Athletics or Innis College Student Scholarships. Cheques payable to U of T should be for warded to: Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, On, M5S 3H3 or Innis College, 2 Sussex Avenue, Room 123, Toronto, ON, M5S 1J5. 'And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover, and a quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over' (John Masefield, 'Sea Fever')

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