AUDREY IVY ANDERSON
Audrey passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018.
Audrey was a resident of Hazelton Retirement Residence and was predeceased by her beloved husband, Gordon; as well as her very loving parents, Norman and Anne Tarry. She is survived by her brother-in-law and his wife, Charles (Andy) and Grace; numerous nieces and nephews and a special longtime friend, Eileen Maxwell. She was also predeceased by her very special brothers and their wives, Len and Barb, Arnold and Margaret and Doug and Olga.
Audrey was born in Broadview, Saskatchewan and although she loved everything about Toronto, was always very proud of her Saskatchewan roots. She completed Business College in Saskatoon and was hired as a court reporter in the Wynyard Court House upon graduation.
While working in the court house she met and married Gordon, and when he was transferred to Toronto with CPR in 1953, Toronto became their new home.
Upon arrival in Toronto, Audrey worked for a temp agency and because of her legal background and excellent skills, was placed in many high profile legal offices.
Audrey enjoyed both the variety and flexibility of the temporary environment and eventually was asked to join the placement firm.
When a temporary court reporter position in the Ontario Legislature came available, Audrey accepted the assignment herself and after a short time, her position was made permanent. Audrey thoroughly enjoyed her career as well as the people she worked with and retired as Supervisor of the Hansard Department in the Ontario Legislature after 20 years of service.
Audrey was passionate about travel, whether with her husband Gordon or her friend Eileen. She enjoyed many great memories of their trips to Europe, Greece, Spain, Mexico, England; the list goes on and on. Audrey was a beautiful woman who loved life, loved to sing and laugh, loved her family and her friends and has left all of us with some wonderful memories.
Thank you to the staff and residents at Hazelton Retirement Residence and the team from Optimum Care for their friendship and kindness. Special, heartfelt thanks to Marina Dalioan for all the love and gentle care you so generously provided Audrey.
A memorial service will be held in the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) on Saturday, September 15th at 2:30 p.m. followed by a reception in the Leaside Room. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations made to a favourite charity of one's choice would be appreciated. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
DAVID JAMES CHRISTIE
January 27, 1940 September 7, 2018
David died peacefully with his family by his side. Loving husband for 51 years of Valerie (Quinlan).
David was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, immigrating to Montreal, Quebec to study at McGill University in 1959.
David moved with his wife and children to Toronto in 1973 to pursue his career in the financial services industry. His career began in Montreal in 1964 with A.E. Aames & Company. After moving to Toronto in 1973, A.E.
Ames & Company went through several acquisitions and mergers eventually becoming Royal Bank Dominion Securities. David made a final switch in 1991 and finished his career at Royal Bank Investment Management in a role with the Latin American department.
David and Valerie's philanthropy benefitted many organizations in Toronto, particularly in education, healthcare and the arts.
David is predeceased by his parents, Christina (McHardy) and James Christie and his sister, Heather Scates (James).
Left to mourn are his younger sister, Elizabeth Martin (Donald); daughter, Susan Christie; son, Bruce Christie (Tara); and daughter, Carol Culp (Graham); as well as grandchildren, Audrey and Kenji Kamachi, Aidan Culp and Isabel, Gwendolyn and Edward Christie. His many nephews and nieces and their children also remember David.
Visitation will begin on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 10 a.m.
at Mt. Pleasant Funeral Centre, with celebration of life service beginning at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pathways To Education.
PATRICIA JEAN CLARKE (née Clary)
Born December 5, 1923, in San Francisco, died August 24, 2018, in Toronto. She was dearly loved and is mourned by her family: Hugh Clarke and Christine Gosselin of Montreal, Donald Clarke and Jingjing Jin of Washington, DC, Catherine Clarke of Toronto, Christine Clarke of New York, and Xiaoyang Clarke of New York.
Pat earned her B.A. from Stanford University in 1944, majoring in journalism and serving on the Stanford Daily. After graduation, she worked the Hollywood beat for the United Press, living across the street from Mitzi Gaynor, taking her first airplane ride with Dick Powell, and attending one of Elizabeth Taylor's weddings.