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Thursday March 8, 2018



Passed away peacefully after living a remarkable life of 100 years. She passed surrounded by family on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at St. Michael's Hospital.

Predeceased by Frank, her loving husband of 66 years; her son, Garth (Vivian); and her daughter, Gia. Loving mother of Greg (Carol Ann), Guy (Sharon), Gary (Trish), Grant (Ramona), Gina (Laura), Garren (John), Glen, Anne (Ray), John (Jean) and David. Beloved grandmother to 22 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and on Friday, March 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home (8911 Woodbine Ave., four traffic lights North of Highway 7, on the east side). Funeral service to follow on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Maple United Cemetery (Hill Street and Major Mackenzie Drive West in Vaughan). Details and condolences available online at

ETHEL COLE March 6, 2018

At 92, with her tennis racquet in hand, her skis on her shoulder, and a French book in her handbag, Ethel has left us. She was an extraordinary person and lived an extraordinary life. She enjoyed and lived fully each and every day.

She was independent, curious, open-minded, and determined.

While a private person, she was sincerely interested in her many friends and she was enriched by their affection. She had a warm and loving relationship with all her family.

She was predeceased by her husband, Henry; and her brothers, Hy and Joe Feldman.

She leaves behind her sister and brother, Goldie and Phil Feldman; her sons, Stephen, Cliff, and Eric; her daughters-in-law, Wendy and Ket; her grandchildren, Noah (Heather), Luke (Alex), Rebecca (Dan), Ben (Adi), Ethan, Natasha (Skye), Evan, Darren, and Griffin; and her great-grandchildren, Jonah, Frances, Adam, and Ellie.

She had no regrets.

There will be a private funeral.

Shiva will be Sunday afternoon only, from 2 p.m., at 43 Deepwood Crescent, Don Mills.

JACQUELINE DESMARAIS (Née Maranger) O.C., G.O.Q. 1928 - 2018

Jacqueline Desmarais ("Jackie") - Passed away peacefully in the company of her four children, at Domaine Laforest, Sagard, in the region of Charlevoix, Québec, on March 3, 2018. She had a full and happy life of family, friends and service to the arts and the community in Canada and abroad.

Beloved wife of 60 years to the late Paul G. Desmarais; dearest mother to Paul Jr. (Hélène), André (France), Louise, and Sophie (Daniel); devoted grandmother to Paul III (Mary Dailey), Olivier (Adriana), Maximilien, Alexandre (Madeleine), Nicolas (Myriam), Philippe (Amanda), Sébastien (Alexandra), Jacqueline-Ariadne (Hadrien), Charles-Édouard and Chloé; and great-grandmother of Paul Gordon, Henry Tecumseh, William, Gaia, Théodore Alexandre, Olympia, Athena Louise, Alix Marie Hélène, Mason Hunter, James Christian, Amedeo, Nicolas Jean Jr. and Arthur Noël. She is survived by her sister, Yolande Sylvain; many nieces and nephews; and predeceased by her brother, Robert Maranger; and her sister, Lucille Rouleau.

A private family funeral is to be held at Sagard in the coming days, to be followed by a memorial service at a date to be announced.

Born in Sudbury, Ontario, on September 20, 1928, to Ernest and Albertine Thanasse Maranger, Jackie studied nursing at the University of Ottawa and practiced in Sudbury.

Married to Paul Desmarais in 1953, they shared a powerful love for each other, from their early courtship to Paul's passing away in 2013 with Jackie close at hand.

Jackie was supportive of Paul throughout his business career. In the early days of their first undertaking, together they counted coins from bus fares at their kitchen table. Later she was a vivacious and gracious hostess welcoming guests from around the world.

Her love of music began with her father Ernest Maranger. She was an accomplished jazz singer and at the age of 20 had the thrill of singing 'Sophisticated Lady' with the Duke Ellington Orchestra in Ottawa. She acquired a deep love for classical music and opera with her dear friend and mentor the late Pierre Béique, former Managing Director of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, in whose honour she sponsored the Grand Orgue at Maison Symphonique de Montréal built in Québec by Casavant Frères.

Over the past 40 years, she has significantly contributed to the vitality of the arts through personal support of musicians, opera singers, symphonies and organizations such as the Opéra de Montréal and the Montréal Opera Guild, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, the Orchestre Métropolitain, Domaine Forget, the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Concours musical international de Montréal, the Canadian Vocal Arts Institute, Jeunesses musicales Canada and the Festival d'opéra de Québec.

She sponsored "Live from the Metropolitan Opera" thereby making available live opera broadcasts in theaters across Canada. Jacqueline took a close interest in the career of many young artists, welcoming them into her home and giving them the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their talent.

Jacqueline believed in the importance of education, community development and health. She supported many community organizations including La rue des Femmes, Centraide du Grand Montréal, Fondation Jasmin Roy, the Université de Montréal and the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation, which inaugurated in 2016 the Jacqueline Desmarais Pavilion in her honour.

She was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 1998, a Chevalier of the Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur in 2011, a Grande Officière of the Ordre National du Québec in 2011, made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2013 and a Commander of the Ordre de Montréal in 2017. She was inducted into the Canadian Opera Hall of Fame in 1996. She received an honorary doctorate from the Université de Montréal in 2011.

She will be sorely missed by her loving family and her many friends, but forever in their hearts and memories.

The Desmarais family would like to thank all of Mme Desmarais' caregivers, in particular Dr. Jean-Luc Dupuis and Martine Richer, as well as Dr. Patrick Cossette, Dr. Jean Rouleau, Esther Desjarlais, Carole Drolet, Méliza Dupuis and Johanne Labbé for their excellent care and assistance.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully received in Jacqueline Desmarais' memory by La rue des Femmes, Jeunesses musicales Canada or a charity of your choice.


Passed away peacefully on Monday, March 5, 2018 at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Irmelind for 57 years. Loving father of Daniel, Oliver, and Natalie (Keith Pace-Asciak). Dear grandfather of Sophie. Ayres will be lovingly remembered by his brothers, sisters, and many nieces and nephews.

Ayres was the first Indian Queens Council and he practiced law in Toronto for 25 years. He was appointed a Provincial Court Judge on November 15, 1984.

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

W., Toronto (at Windermere, east of the Jane subway) on Friday, March 9, 2018 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

Online condolences available through


It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Fay Elder in Toronto on Monday, March 5, 2018. Fay was predeceased by her loving husband, Stan; and her sister, Bunty. She will be fondly remembered by her children, Susan (Mike Dabarno), Doug, Carol (Chris Couse) and Ken (Nancy Thompson); her seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Allison (Eric Sacks), Jamie (Rama Zuñiga), Jeffery, Maddie, Margot and Kate; her great-granddaughters, Lily and Rose; and her sister, Joy.

The family gives its heartfelt thanks to the staff at Isabel and Arthur Meighen Manor and to caregivers Pearl, Azieb, Asmait and Rama for the love, the attention, and the care they extended to Mom.

A celebration of Fay's life for family and friends will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) on Friday, March 9th, at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army are appreciated.


On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Morris Ladenheim passed away in Montreal at the age of 90. Born in Poland, Morris was an extremely generous, loving and determined man, always bringing a smile to the faces of his family members he loved so deeply. A deep void has been left in the lives of his family.

He was a loving husband to Sheila.

An adored father and father-inlaw to Jo-Ann Ladenheim, Nancy Ladenheim, and Brian Kaplansky.

A dear brother and brother-inlaw to Nathan and Faigie. He was predeceased by his sister, Sally. A cherished grandfather to Michael (Pamela), Chelsea (Ryan), Daniel, Bradley (Allison), and Sam. Loving great-grandfather to Madelyn. A dear uncle and friend to many.

Funeral and Shiva in Montreal.

Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada 1-877-882-2582.


In loving memory of William Douglas Stewart, aged 79, who passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018 after a courageous and determined battle with cancer.

"Doug," predeceased by his parents, Duncan and Jean Stewart, as well as his wife, Penelope Stamp, is survived by his four loving children, Duncan, Allison, Cameron, and Lauren; his brother/sister-in-law, Ian and Beverly Stewart of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; sister-in-law, Betty Stamp of Vancouver, BC; and Walter, his faithful feline companion. Doug was a devoted and accepting father-in-law to Rod, Stan, Kathleen, and Matthew; uncle to Jason, Shannon, and David; and an abundant, joyous force as "Grumpa" to the true apples of his eyes - four sparkling grandchildren, Jace, Connall, Ever, and Rory.

Doug was a consummate orator and leader - a master of language and words. Charismatic, charming, and inspiring, he delighted in conversation, debate, and storytelling whether it be chatting to neighbours/friends while gardening outside his home, or standing proudly in the great halls of Canada's House of Commons and numerous BC courtrooms.

Elected as Student President of Oak Bay Senior Secondary, Victoria College, Beta Theta Pi fraternity, and the Alma Mater Society at UBC, Doug graduated with degrees in Commerce and Law. His career in politics began in Kimberley, BC where he was practicing law and was elected as a Liberal MP for OkanaganKootenay district in BC (for the Pierre Elliott Trudeau years) 19681974. The family then moved to Victoria where he worked for the Ministry of Attorney General until his retirement in 1992.

Alongside his great work, Doug also full-heartedly championed great play and one of his last mantras left to us was, "always make room for the stupid, fun, and silly." With hugs, whistles, improvised ditties, raucous applause, and an unmatched joviality, Doug always welcomed, without pretension, one and all into his life and home. The treasure trove of memories (a smile that could light up a room, hearty embraces, epic Christmas dinners, barbecues on the back deck, colourful posters trumpeting birthday festivities, and cards sent without fail for each and every life celebration) won't soon be forgotten.

Doug Stewart: dedicated civil servant, loyal friend, devoted family man, and adored Grumpa, shall be greatly missed. Rest now in peace Dad; we love you.

(Note: In lieu of a formal funeral service, the family plans to hold a celebration of Doug's life sometime this summer. For updates, please email:

The family would like to thank Dr. Mike Davison and the numerous kind and caring staff at RJH, BC Cancer Agency, In-home Care and Victoria Hospice. In his memory, contributions may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation and Victoria Hospice Society. Tributes and memories can be shared by visiting


Born in Winnipeg, February 4, 1930, passed away on March 2, 2018. He leaves his much loved wife, Joyce (nee Jamieson); a son, Geoff (Marion); daughters, Marni (Owen) and Suzanne Oldfield; granddaughters, Sarah Oldfield, Robyn Oldfield, Kelly Stovel; and grandson, Michael Oldfield. He also leaves a number of nephews and nieces. Stuart was predeceased by his parents, Gordon A. and Edna McDiarmid Stovel; two brothers, Gordon (Ferne) and Burton (Chick); and two sisters, Nancy (Syd) Jackson and Betty Merrill Stovel.

Born and educated in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Stuart joined Hilton Bros. Ltd., a corrugated box manufacturer which later became a division of Domtar Packaging Ltd. After a transfer to Toronto in 1961 he came to Peterborough with his family in 1965, as District Manager for Domtar Packaging Ltd. In 1969 he left Domtar and became the founding president of Lectron Radio Sales Ltd., an electronic communication and accessory distribution company.

He was a very active and proud Rotarian (Past President and Past Secretary), a golf and curling member and former board member at the Peterborough Golf and Country Club, and a former board member of Camp Kawartha.

At Stuart's request there will be no visitation or service.

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