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Friday October 12, 2018



Unexpectedly on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Lindi was the beloved wife of Nathan Jacobson; mother to Kat (Katya); sister to Brenda; and aunt to many. Lindi was predeceased by her parents, Jakob and Myra.

Lindi was the kindest most selfless person one could meet. She was a loyal friend to so many and her home was always open to all, both two-and four-legged. She was always there to help people in any circumstance in a nonjudgmental and loving manner. As a human being she was simply magnificent.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to the Toronto Humane Society.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the near future and will be announced in this newspaper.


Our family is heartbroken to announce the sudden, unexpected passing of our dearly beloved Paul. A father, son, brother, uncle, nephew, and friend.

Paul leaves behind his cherished children, Katherine and Aaron, of whom he was so proud. Paul will be forever loved by parents, Eugene and Christine; sister, Lynn (Phillip); brother, Kevin (Amber); nieces and nephews, Mason, Maggie, and Tessa; aunt, Muriel Madigan (predeceased); and uncles, Larry Fitzpatrick, Alan Thomas, and David Thomas (predeceased). He will be missed by cousins, David, Theresa, Susan, Colleen, Lizanne, and Alexandria.

In the 1980s prior to doing his MBA, Paul created a software business, starting with shareware, originally called APS, right at the beginning of the internet boom.

For twenty years he suffered the results of a badly performed, unsuccessful laser eye treatment that caused him constant pain.

He travelled all over the world seeking a solution. Finding none, his suffering ended abruptly on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the age of 54.

His life passions were his children, his family, his music, walks on the beach, his pets, golf, carrying the Olympic Torch, technology, cycling and skiing with his loving children, Katherine and Aaron.

Cremation has taken place. A Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (19 Viewpoint Ave, Hamilton) on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 11 a.m.

Reception to follow in the parish hall. Burial will then follow at 1:30 p.m. to Mt. Hamilton Cemetery (Rymal Road).

In lieu of flowers, donations to CNIB or Covenant House Toronto in Paul's memory would be appreciated. Online condolences can be made at


On Thursday, October 11, 2018 at her home. Beloved wife of the late Sidney Landen. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Karen and Louis Jacobson, Susan and Jeff Walters, and David Grossman and Debbie Rudolph.Dear sister and sister-inlaw of Harry and Evelyn Rosen, and Lou and Sharon Rosen.

Devoted grandmother of Jacob, Sari and Alex, Lauren, Erin, Josh, Toby, Robin, Marlie, and Carly.

At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West, Toronto (3 lights west ofDufferin) for service on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Interment in the Temple Har Zion section of Pardes Shalom cemetery. Shiva at 7825 Bayview Avenue, Thornhill. Memorial donations may be made to Temple Har Zion 905-889-2252 or The Sidney and Marion Landen Memorial Fund c/o The Baycrest Foundation 416- 785-2875.


Peacefully at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 in her 71st year.

Martha Mary, precious first daughter of the late James and Daidy (Alcorn) Flavelle. Dearest mother of Kimberley Delius and her son-in-law Rob of Bath, U.K. Reunited with her beloved husband Paul Schram (deceased 1994). Loving and loved sister of Lindsay Richards (Jamie) and Sheila Savage (John Jacques).

Caring and loving aunt of Jay Richards. She will be lovingly remembered by both the Alcorn and Flavelle families. Martha was blessed to have so many incredibly loving, supportive and devoted friends in her life.

Mum was born in Montreal, Quebec and grew up in Galt, Ontario (Cambridge). She had an outstanding, thirty-five year career at Sunnybrook Hospital where she thrived; culminating her work as Administrative Assistant to now retired Dr. Barry McLellan, Director of Emergency Services, Base Hospital Program (Paramedic Program) and Trauma Research.

While in Toronto, Mum was an active member of the Junior League and Garden Club. After her retirement she returned to Galt to enjoy her home, her garden, her friends, her painting and her avid interest in reading biographies, history books and novels. She was also dedicated to the daily news and the weather forecast! Mum was our family historian; she could relate stories about distant and current members of the family, on both sides. Mum lived a selfless life with dignity, grace and humour; words cannot describe how deeply she will be missed. Martha's life will be celebrated with a Visitation at the T. Little Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Cambridge (519-623-1290) on Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 2 - 4 p.m. There will be a private family service and interment. As expressions of sympathy, please consider a donation in Martha's memory to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.


Age 73 formerly of Mississauga, ON, passed away at her home in Halifax on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was a daughter of the late Thomas and Evelyn (Totten) Niblak.

Lois is survived by her son, Jim (Pat Geddes); her grandchildren, Nicole and Reed and her sister, Linda. Along with her parents she was also predeceased by her son, Rick.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 2-4 p.m.

at Cruikshank's Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street, Halifax.

Graveside service will take place at 1 p.m. Monday, October 15, at St. John's Cemetery, 6 Bedford Highway, Halifax. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to QE2 Health Sciences Foundation (Hyperbaric Chamber) 5657 Spring Garden Rd Suite 3005 Halifax N.S. B3J 3R4, or a charity of your choice. To place online condolences, please visit:


June 25, 1928 October 5, 2018 Passed away peacefully at the Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto on Friday, October 5, 2018 at the age of 90 years, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Dilys; predeceased by his first wife, Phyllis.

Walter was a special father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by his children, Lynda (Danny) and Stephen; his stepchildren, David (Lisa), Janice (Gabe), Lise (John) and Meryl (Daniel); and grandchildren, Paul (Shirley), Jennifer (Cory), Jacob and Emma, always reminding them "don't take any wooden nickels." He will also be missed by his cousins, Lillian, Beverley, and Doug in Windsor, Ontario.

Walter spent his entire 40year career at Aetna Canada (Excelsior Life), starting as a young underwriter and ending there as Vice-President. He was a kind, gentle, ethical and generous man. He was very active in East York, serving as Chair of the Toronto East General Hospital Foundation Board and the Hospital's Board of Governors, President of the East York Kiwanis Club and President of the Don Mills Provincial PC Association.

Walter was a life-long Anglican and was fully engaged in the life of the church. He was a proud former President of the Anglican Young Peoples Association (AYPA) and travelled across Canada, visiting young Anglicans from Newfoundland to British Columbia. He was an active volunteer for over 30 years at the Michael Garron Hospital (formerly Toronto East General Hospital) and cherished his time volunteering as the pianist at the ecumenical services in the long-term care unit.

Walter was a voracious reader and was known to have three or four books on the go at any given time.

He loved politics, history, music, a good martini and anything Welsh, and was always up for a spirited debate with family and friends.

A long-time member of The Toronto Hunt, Walter played golf with the "Royal and Ancients" just a few days before he fell ill.

The family wish to thank the staff of the B3 unit at Michael Garron Hospital for their skills and caring during Walter's short stay. Funeral Mass will take place at The Church of St. Jude (Wexford), 10 Howarth Avenue, Scarborough, M1R 1H4 at 10.30 a.m. on Saturday, October 13th.

Visitation will be at the Church from 9 a.m. Donations in Walter's memory may be made to St.

Jude's (Wexford) Anglican Church or the Michael Garron Hospital.


April 17, 1949 October 10, 2018 It is with profound sadness that we announce Nancy's passing, which happened peacefully at Hospice Care Ottawa, May Court Hospice on October 10, 2018 after a recent diagnosis of cancer. Nancy was the daughter of the late Berenice and Leonard Webber of Guelph, Ontario.

She is lovingly remembered by her husband, John; daughter, Stephanie Coughlin (Ryan); son, Timothy (Caryn); and sisters, Kerrie Bras and Maureen Webber.

Nancy's grandchildren, Thomas, Elly, Gwen and Ava will all greatly miss their 'Nana'. Although Nancy made many friends during her time in Guelph, Winnipeg, Mississauga and most recently, Ottawa, her special place will always be Norway Bay, Quebec, where the Taylor family has enjoyed summers since the late 19th century.

A reception to celebrate Nancy's life will be held at Beechwood National Memorial Centre, located at 280 Beechwood Ave., in Ottawa, on Friday, October 19th from 1:00 p.m.

to 4:00 p.m. At Nancy's request, please "park your tears at the door" and bring your sense of humour. A private interment will take place at a later date. The family would like to thank the caring team at the May Court Hospice, for their dedication and excellent level of care. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice Care Ottawa - May Court.


Died peacefully on October 10, 2018. The son of Beth (Shannon) and Frank Tossell, Bill was born in 1926 on a heritage farm in Glanbrook Township, Ont. He graduated from the Ontario Agricultural College before earning a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. Over a long career at the University of Guelph, he was Chair of Crop Science and the first Dean of Research. Bill was deeply involved in work to improve the food supply in developing countries, serving as Chair of the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture headquartered in Cali, Colombia. He also held major posts at centres sponsored by the World Bank and the UN, where he led the establishment of Bioversity International, devoted to collecting and storing plant genetic resources in gene banks for future use by all humankind. In his own community Bill provided leadership for many years as a board member of the Guelph General Hospital.

Bill deeply loved and was loved by his family - his red-headed contralto wife of 62 years, Jean (Callander), who died in 2009; their children Kerry Vandergrift, David Tossell (Barbara) and John Tossell (Victor Dwyer); and their grandchildren, Theo, Christiaan (Kristen), Kyle (Julie), Cory (Jordanne), and Marijke (St. John O'Connor); and greatgrandchildren, Will, Maggie, Eliza, Madeline and Thea, as well as many nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his brother, Harold (Margorie) of Binbrook, and was a much-loved brotherin-law of Jean's sisters, Marnie Sillers (Don), Bonnie McFarlane (Hugh) and Diana Woolley (Max).

He was especially fond of his OAC '47 friends and of his cottage neighbours in Port Elgin. A true citizen of the world, Bill was a champion of scientific values and liberal social ideals. He was also a fierce defender of those he loved, and was never happier than when he was with his family.

Friends may call at Gilchrist Chapel - McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, 1 Delhi Street, Guelph on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 1 - 3 and 7 - 9 p.m. A memorial service will take place at First Baptist Church, 255 Woolwich St., Guelph on Saturday, October 20th at 11:00 a.m. Reception following service. If desired, memorial contributions to Guelph General Hospital or Beginnings Family Services would be appreciated.

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Born in Belgium on November 30, 1936 and died in Toronto on October 8, 2018 at the Belmont House, at the age of 81 years.

Luke was the Chief Director of Sabeena World Airlines. He is survived by his companion Paul Henry of Toronto and Jacques Boizeau of Paris, France.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St.

Basil's Roman Catholic Parish, 50 St. Joseph's Street, Toronto (416926-7110) on Saturday October 13, 2018 at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends at the church, beginning at 10:30 a.m. A private interment will take place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Belmont House would be appreciated.


Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at age 40. Cherished wife of Pablo.

Beloved daughter of Tafflyn and the late Michael.

After University, she worked and traveled in Europe for a few years before returning to Canada to open and manage the Hilton Garden Inn in Niagara. She joined LRA Worldwide in 2006 where she met her husband Pablo.

Together they traveled the world, spent many wonderful times in Argentina with his family and enjoyed establishing their new home in Mississauga last year.

An avid sports aficionado, tennis and golf player, and supporter of Manchester United team.

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. (East of the Jane subway) on Saturday, October 13th from 2:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held immediately afterwards at Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel. If friends so desire in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Princess Margaret Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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