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Thursday April 25, 2019



Known affectionately as Jenny, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 18th in the early morning. She joins her late husband Peter Boretski, fellow actor and soulmate.

Jennifer Phipps, the actress, is a legacy in Canadian theatre.

Since immigrating to Canada in 1962 with her husband Peter and two children, Paul and Daliah, she appeared in several films, and hundreds of theatre productions across the country, including the Stratford Festival Theatre and Shaw Festival. A mentor to many, and loved by all who met her, Jenny was an extraordinary talent and touched the lives of thousands.

She was always kind and joyful and a devoted parishioner at St. Mark's, Niagara on the Lake where a memorial service will be held on Monday, April 29th at 2 p.m. Jennifer is survived by her children Paul, Daliah and Wendyl, as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

An audience favorite at The Shaw, Jenny Phipps will be sorely missed by her fans, devoted colleagues, friends and family. Celebration of Jenny's Life to be held at the Shaw Festival to be announced at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Morgan Funeral Home 415 Regent St., N-O-T-L.

In memory of Jenny, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Actors Equity Association and would be appreciated by her family.


Passed away at Joseph Brant Hospital, on April 21, 2019, at the age of 90. Will be lovingly missed by Nina; his children, David (Nancy) and Julia; grandchildren, Cody, Emily, Jesse and Thomas; brother-in-law, George Jones (predeceased by sister, Betty); niece and nephew, Susan and Murray; sisters-in-law, Natalie Bullard (predeceased by Bill) and Helen Derkach; and niece and nephew, Lesley and Darrin.

Murray graduated from University of Western Ontario and went to work at Hamilton Wire Products and ultimately became a partner.

He retired early and pursued other interests. For 15 years, he owned and operated Fawcett-Langdon Gallery in Burlington receiving a Certificate of Achievement Award for continued growth and customer satisfaction.

Murray was a member of Bronte Harbour Yacht Club and Glendale Curling Club.

Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (two stoplights north of QEW), Burlington (905-632-3333), on Friday, April 26, 2019 from 4:00 7:00 p.m. where a Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. A reception will follow at the funeral home.

For those who wish, donations in memory of Murray to Heart & Stroke Foundation, Good Shepherd, Salvation Army, Canadian Red Cross or a charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.


November 1, 1932 April 15, 2019 It is with great sadness that the family announces that Hugh Stuart Irvine has passed away after a short hospital stay. Hugh leaves his devoted wife, Morag; his much loved children, Lorraine (Mike Upton) and Alan (Maggie); and his adored grandchildren, Nicole and Kyle. Hugh also had a younger brother, Jim, who predeceased him.

Hugh had a remarkable life and was an equally remarkable man. Born in Wishaw, Scotland to Martha and Hugh Stuart, he survived going into air raid shelters when the Clyde Bank was bombed, had a serious bout with rheumatoid arthritis when he was 10 which left him with lifelong joint damage, and entered the University of Strathclyde at night to take mechanical engineering while working as a draughtsman during the day. When he graduated, he married his sweetheart Morag and they immigrated to Canada in 1957. Hugh worked for Acres Engineering, GE Canada and then moved to Ajax in 1970 to join Ontario Hydro. At Ontario Hydro, Hugh was a pioneer in the design and construction of nuclear power plants, including Pickering, Bruce and Darlington.

At the end of his career in 1992 he retired as Chief Engineer.

Throughout his career, Hugh carried himself with grace and treated all with respect. He also ran for town council in Ajax when the town was not under regional government and volunteered for other municipal groups including a citizens group who fought the building of a road along the lakeshore in Ajax in an area which is now parkland. Despite his physical limitations, he played soccer, golf and coached hockey.

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