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Friday February 9, 2018



On Wednesday, February 7, beloved husband of 46 years to the late Anne Bogoroch. And, of the late Sarah. Devoted brother of Dr. Rita Bogoroch. Loving father of Maureen and Jack Ditkofsky, Richard and Melanie Bogoroch, Janice and Murray Tkatch and the late Fran and Jack Katari.

Cherished Zaidie of Dr. Noah and Laura Ditkofsky, Ari and Jenna Ditkofsky, Mark and Lindsay Ditkofsky, J.J. and Adena Ditkofsky, Adam, Samantha, Matthew Bogoroch, Jonathan and Cara Tkatch, Robbie and Brooke Tkatch, Ryan and Jodi Tkatch, Melissa and Brian Gladman, and Brian and Karen Brody. Adored great-grandfather of Jacob, Dayna, Rylan, Allison, Jonah, Parker, Hannah and Harry.

Brother-in-law of Issie and Jenny Shiroky of Montreal.

The family wishes to acknowledge the kindness and support of the staff of 147 Elder Street, (Sage) and especially Olga, Nikki and Joe's caregiver, Rosella.

Funeral at Adath Israel Synagogue 37 Southbourne Avenue (1 street north of Wilson, east of Bathurst) for service on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Interment in the Moldaver Synagogue section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park.

Shiva to be held at 11 Sandfield Road, Toronto.

Memorial donations may be made to the Israel Cancer Research Fund 416-487-5246 and to The Joseph Bogoroch Memorial Fund c/o Benjamin Foundation416- 780-0324


Passed away suddenly on December 30, 2017 at home at the age of 78. Born October 24, 1939 in Montréal, Québec, to the late Phyllis Gordon (Fahrni) Brown and the late Ronald Murdoch Brown.

Predeceased by his step-mother, Norma (Gee) Brown; and younger brother, Gordon Fahrni Brown; Ron is survived by his sisters, Susan Kett and Karen Rydant (Al); sisters-in-law, Orshy Mulqueen Brown and Louise (Lavallée) Brown; nieces, Angela, Alanna, Kimberly (Romeo), Erin (Dave) and Tara (Ron); and nephew, Richard (Terrie). Grand-nephews, Daniel, Mathieu, Jesse and Calvin; and grand-nieces, Jaelyn and Abigail.

Ron was a spiritual man with a great love of music, travel and languages. He took piano from an early age. Ron attended St.

George's School and played the organ daily for morning chapel.

He spent hours gardening and taking care of the grounds at First Baptist Church for many years.

A kind, generous and caring man, he was an inspiration to his family and to his many friends.

He spent summers in Ontario, visiting family and teaching ESL to new Canadians.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 969 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y1. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to a charity of your choice.


Peacefully in her 103rd year on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

Bernice Ceresne, beloved wife of the late Moe Ceresne. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Susan Smith and Jeff Gustin, and Janie and Harvey Wortsman. Dear sister of the late Billy Rotenberg.

Devoted grandmother of Shawn and Charene, Tricia and Judson, Kathryn and Daniel, Peter and Michelle, and great-grandmother of Owen, Jasper, Ben, Lily, Isaiah, Serena, Annabelle, Lizzie, and Oliver. Special thanks to Maria, Gladys, Daniella and the staff at Kensington Gardens.

At Beth Tzedec Synagogue, 1700 Bathurst Street for service on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Interment at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva at 88 Davenport Road, Unit 604, Toronto. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 416-961-7223.


"Bill" PhD P. Eng.

Passed away peacefully at the North York General Hospital in Toronto, on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the age of 64 years. Sadly missed by his brother, John Cleghorn of Sechelt, B.C. Bill was an Emeritus Professor with the University of Toronto, and began his career there on July 1, 1986 until his retirement on June 30, 2014. Bill received his PhD in Kinetoelastodynamics and is the author of "Mechanics of Machines." He was highly respected by the faculty and liked by his many students.

Cremation has taken place. A funeral service will take place at the family plot in Winnipeg at a later date. To leave your personal condolences, please visit the web site at

RICHARD ROBINSON PRESCOTT COURT August 21, 1931 February 5, 2018

It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Richard (Dick, to friends and loved ones) Court in St. Catharines on the evening of Monday, February 5, 2018.

Dick was born and raised in St. Catharines, Ontario. He was proud and grateful to have attended and graduated from Ridley College and Princeton University. He was passionate about hockey and football during his school years and excelled at both.

Dick began his exemplary career in the automotive and metal finishing businesses as an Owner and President of Court Holdings Limited (Court Industries) in 1956. He was an avid supporter of the St. Catharines community which included many St. Catharines Minor Hockey programs, Ridley College, the YMCA, Brock University and St George's Anglican Church. During his business career Dick was a member of the Young Presidents Organization, The Rotary Club and served on the Board of Directors of his businesses as well as the Board of Directors of Ridley College and The Rodman Hall Arts Centre. After retirement in 2003, Dick served for many years as a Board of Director of The Court Group of Companies and Court Holdings Limited.

Dick will be missed as best friend and beloved husband of June; loving father of Bill (Cindy), and Suzanne; proud Papa of Richard, Andrew, Nicklaus and Jack; brother and friend of Dave and Doug (Nancy) Court; fond uncle of many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents, William (Bill) and Bessie (nee Robinson); and his sister, Mary Swabey, her husband, Tom; and sister-in-law, Marjorie Court and will be missed and remembered by his many dear friends and colleagues.

The Court family would like to thank the caregivers who provided Dick with exceptional care and compassion.

Visitation will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 12, 2018 at St. George's Anglican Church, 83 Church Street, St.

Catharines; a celebration of Dick's life will follow at the church at 11:00 a.m. Following the service you are invited to a reception at The St Catharines Club, 77 Ontario Street. Dick will be laid to rest at The Victoria Lawn Cemetery in a private family interment.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Dick's memory may be made to St. George's Anglican Church or the Canadian Tire Jumpstart charity in the name of Richard Court.

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Passed away peacefully, on February 7, 2018 at the age of 91.

Much loved by Barb, Brian, Scott, Guia, Paul, Krista, Jessica, Breanna, Alex, Sean, Georgie and Jonno.

Predeceased by her husband, Ian. Ellie will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and friends.

A celebration of life will take place at Barb and Brian's home in Oakville on Saturday, February 17th from 2-4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation would be greatly appreciated https://

JUNE ANNA CURRIE (née McMullen) June 10, 1923 - February 2, 2018

June passed away peacefully, in the early morning hours of February 2, 2018, in her 95th year. Never shy to follow her convictions, she had reached the point where her quality of life had deteriorated to such a degree that it was her time to pass on to a better place and join her beloved husband, Doug. And that's what she did.

Predeceased by Doug ten years ago, June carried on as a loving mother to Mary (Peter McBride) of Montréal, Andrew (Susan Crocker) of West Brooklyn, Nova Scotia, and Gigi (David Moore) of Toronto. Much-loved granny to Meghan McBride (Gary Courchaine), R.D. McBride (Audray Lemieux), Dustin Currie (Jen Mirosevic), Sarah Currie (Jeff and Wyatt Peterson), Lindsay Moore and Stephanie Moore; and a very proud G.G. to her latest family members, Edie and Adèle.

Born into the McMullen family of Windsor, Ontario, June was one of seven children who tragically lost their mother at a young age. Undaunted, and after skipping two grades in public school, June set out to make a life for herself by studying history at University of Toronto. It was there that she caught the affectionate eye of a handsome young engineering student, Doug Currie. They were married on Grey Cup Day, December 1, 1945. A few years later, June and Doug packed their bags for Montréal, where Doug had accepted a position with the Aluminum Company of Canada. The young couple soon settled in suburban Baie d'Urfé to raise their family.

While Doug pursued his career in Montréal with engineering positions at Dominion Bridge and Pratt & Whitney, June ran the household. She proved to be a mother "extraordinaire," bringing up three very active children in the suburbs with all that entailed at the time - from Brownie badges and cub leader, to school assignments, to hockey practice, to bites by neighbourhood dogs and skinned knees. June managed it all. When there was time, her personal interests included painting, bridge and a song and dance group (the June Currie Dancers) that performed locally and at Expo 67! Through those years. June lived for her children and began a tradition of Sunday night roast beef dinners for family and friends that are remembered and talked about to this day. As her children grew older and things started to slow down a little, June entered the work force as the librarian at Fisheries Research Board of Canada. There, she held her ground against a coterie of brilliant, but often eccentric, scientists. She enjoyed the challenge and earned immeasurable respect from her colleagues.

Retirement saw June and Doug return to Toronto and settle in Port Credit, often spending summer weekends on Windlark, the family sailboat, in the Kingston area. June also became active in the University Club, and local book and gardening clubs but all with a watchful eye and love for her growing family.

June had a remarkable and wonderful life. She died peacefully at home in the presence of family members. Although she had become exceedingly tired over the past several weeks, thankfully she did not suffer from pain.

She retained her spirit, dignity and her sense of humour until the end.

June and her family were and are very appreciative of all the care and attention that she received from so many in the health care system - from her family physician, to the physicians and staff at Toronto Western where she was first admitted, to everyone at the Princess Margaret Myeloma Clinic, to the palliative caregivers assigned to help her over the past seven months and last, but certainly not least, to Bernadeth, Cynthia, Marissa, Shirley, Sonia and Gemma, June's "Dream Team" of in-home caregivers. It is a very long list! A celebration of June's life, for family members and friends, will be held in Toronto on March 30, 2018. Donations in June's memory to the Arthritis Society, or to the charity of your choice, would be most appreciated.


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.


Robert McClure Kilborn died peacefully at Sunnyside Home on February 6, 2018 at the age of 94.

Bob (Killy) was born in Chengdu, China and was the son of medical missionaries of the United Church of Canada. He spent much of his childhood in China, moving back to Canada at the age of 18. He served in the Canadian Air Force in Brandon, Manitoba during WWII and then graduated from medical school at University of Toronto. Bob began his career as a family physician in North Bay and later practiced as an anesthetist in Kitchener. He served as the Medical Director of KW Hospital, and also ran a clinic for chronic pain. He was married to Lois Simpson (mother of Ian) who was lost to cancer in 1980. When grief began to recede, a new partnership with Mary Glen Calder Bender brought a beauty to living and loving for the maturing years.

Bob enjoyed spending time on Joe Island, Trout Lake, North Bay; and on the Flying Chief (Mary's boat) on Georgian Bay.

He is survived by his sisters, Francis and Jean; partner, Mary Bender; son, Ian (partner Robin); and grandchildren, Amber and Mia. Predeceased by his sister, Mary Eleanor. We thank the staff at Sunnyside Home, Briarfield Gardens, and Home Care Assistance for their kindness and compassion.

A celebration of life will be held in the spring.

Please contact for details.


On Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at North York General Hospital.

Beloved son of Etia and the late Leon Malinowski. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Henryk Malinowski and Arina Malukova.

Loving uncle of Simon, and Victor.

A graveside service will take at the Community Section of Pardes Chaim Cemetery, 11818 Bathurst Street on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 12:00 noon. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.


Mathew, as he liked to be called, was born on May 28, 1928 and died sometime in the early hours of February 7, at his home in Port Hope, Ontario.

He was the very proud grandfather of Creston and Kieran, loving father of Himal and the most devoted husband to Rachel who died 10 years ago.

His life began on a simple hillside in South India, took him to the Himalayas, and then to Africa where the family survived and escaped the Biafran War. It's a good story.

Life in Canada began on a snowy December 1st in 1967 at Dorval Airport in Montreal, where Mathew, Rachel and Himal started over.

Mathew, like Rachel, was a dedicated high school teacher until his retirement. Former students still talk about the difference he made in their lives, indeed that both of them made.

After Rachel died Mathew lived with Himal and his family in Port Hope until his passing.

He was a gentle man, who loved a good conversation and cup of tea.

He was unfailingly kind. He loved his family and felt it was his duty to look after us right until the end.

A memorial service will take place at St. Mark's Anglican Church in Port Hope at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 13, with a reception to follow in the church hall.


Taken from us suddenly, in bed at his beloved home, on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, in his 87th year.

Earl, a graduate of William & Mary College, Yale University, and the University of Toronto, enjoyed a long and successful career teaching law at Western University. He was also a highly respected labour arbitrator for close to half a century.

"The Duke," son of Dorothy and Edward Palmer, is survived by his beloved wife, Sally; and treasured sister, Jane. He was predeceased by his brother, Barry; and his son, Barry. He will be dearly missed by his daughter, Ellen; son, Bruce; niece, Jennie; and grandsons, Oscar and Archer. He leaves a great hole in the hearts of a host of friends and extended family.

Bon vivant, raconteur and accomplished chef, Earl was also given to using French words when English would have been equally appropriate. He loved to cook, drink wine, collect stamps and talk football or politics, and he indulged these passions with uncommon vigour.

As per Earl's wishes, there will be no formal funeral ceremonies.

There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, March 31st.

Donations to the Good Fox Program c/o Grace Lutheran Church Hamilton or The Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

Please check the website: www. for further details and updates.


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

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Born March 30, 1924 in Kingston and died peacefully at home in Collingwood on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at age 93.

Joan, beloved wife of Clifford Winston, loved her family, son, Paul (Nancy); grandchildren, Michael (Lila) and Christopher; and daughter, Penny. Her life was made complete by her love of the succession of Afghan Hounds that trooped through her home.

She is the last of the Nicklin clan, she was predeceased by her brother, Jim (1995); and sister, Rev. Canon Elizabeth Nicklin (Sister Benedetta CSC) (2012) Her life was packed with family, friends and business.

As co-owner of Skelton Galleries/Crow's Nest Books & Gifts she worked side by side with her husband, Cliff, and daughter, Penny.

Raised in Toronto, she attended Normal Model School and began her business career at Proctor & Gamble. Later when working at General Foods she met Cliff and married in 1951.

In 1957 a decision was made to "escape the city", the family moved to Collingwood where Cliff worked at Kaufman Furniture and she was busy raising two active and precocious children.

One day in 1967 the opportunity to open their own business came along, they bought a building and began to create a retail business based on their passions - books, imported gifts, stationery and original art. Following Cliff's death in 1996 Joan continued to work until she semi-retired in 2012.

The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Enright, Tracy and Amanda (St. Elizabeth's Nurses), Molly and Mary Jane (PSW's with CBI) for their care and attention. We would like to share a special thank you with the Bakery Department of our local Sobey's accomodating Mom's passion for lemon danishes by the dozen! Donations in memory of Joan may be made to the Georgian Triangle Humane Society.

Funeral Service will be held at All Saint's Anglican Church, 32 Elgin Street, Collingwood on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow in Harrison Hall.

Arrangements entrusted to Fawcett Funeral Home Collingwood.

WILLIAM DRAPER WILKEY MD MSc FRCP(Canada) MRCP(Edinburgh) June 16, 1924 - February 7, 2018

Passed peacefully at Chartwell LTC in London on the 7th of February at the age of 93. Much loved by his children, Cynthia Wilkey (Ron Wintrobe), Jennifer Wilkey, John Wilkey (Christine); his grandchildren, Curtis (Lisa), Patrick, Byron (Julia), Deirdre, Gillian; great-grandchildren, Simon, Shaela, Emilia, and Brennon; and his sister and brother-in-law, Chik and Dick Mair.

Predeceased by Noreen, his beloved wife of 56 years; his infant son, William Patrick; and his brother, Jack (Rose) Wilkey. Born in London, Ontario in 1924 to Cecile and Wilbert Wilkey, Bill lost his father at a young age and was raised by his mother Cecile through the depression years.

A gifted student, he graduated from Western University's medical school in 1946 at the age of 22. He interned at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver and, as newlyweds, he and Noreen took up positions at the hospital in Whitehorse, Noreen as a nurse and William as the only doctor in the Western Arctic. Post Graduate work and specialty training continued in Montreal and London, UK. He returned to Canada and settled in Woodstock, Ontario as the city's first Specialist in Internal Medicine. Pioneering that specialty included establishing the first Coronary Care Unit at the Woodstock General Hospital.

An old school physician, Bill was on call 24/7 for many years of his practice and continued to make house calls until he retired. Bill and Noreen enjoyed a lively social life in Woodstock centered around the Curling Club and the Golf club. But Bill's particular love was the beauty and challenge of sailing The Georgian Bay in Foxy Lady, their 27-foot sail boat. It was there that he could get respite from the demands of his medical practice and be nurtured by the water, wind, loons and serenity of hidden coves and passageways.

He and Noreen were avid travelers, open to what the world had to offer, excited to experience new cultures and travelled to many places with their children and grandchildren including Italy, Africa, Machu Picchu and the Galapagos. An enduring gift to his children has been his example of a life of service, compassion, integrity, respect for education, openness and his belief in the importance of family, friends and fun.

Friends and relatives are invited to join the family at the Brock and Visser Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, 519-539-0004 on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., where the memorial service will be held on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. If desired, memorial contributions may be considered to Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders or the World Wildlife Fund. Online condolences at Many thanks to the wonderful staff of Chartwell London LTC, who cared for Bill during his last two years - a vulnerable and difficult time for him - and to the staff of the Woodstock General Hospital for their care while he was still in Woodstock.

RUTH JANET WILSON (née Ruste) November 15, 1920 - February 4, 2018

Beloved wife of the Reverend Leonard Wilson (1915-1995) of Bowmanville. Loving mother of Mel, Ronna (Jack), Janet, John, and Margaret (Murray). Bestemor to James (Jaclyn), Kathleen (Kale), Ian, Atticus, Dieter, and Haley; and great-grandmother to Garrett and Aaron. Fondly remembered by Mildred MacDougal, Ian Shaw, Maurice Pompey, and by her many other dear relatives and friends in Ontario, Alberta, and Norway.

A gentle end to a life lived "in spirit and in truth". John 4:24


Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at age 82 years. Loving father of Mark (Kristin), Jeff (Laura) and Chris.

Proud grandfather of Sofia and Viktorija. Brother of the late Stefania and late Jane (late Stan).

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St.

W. (East of the Jane subway) on Sunday from 1 until 6 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Church of the Resurrection, 1 Resurrection Road on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 11 a.m. Private interment Glendale Memorial Gardens.

If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the St. Michael's Hospital Foundation.

Online condolences may be made through

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.

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