Davies: John ("Bonehead") of Regina Formerly of Swansea, Wales

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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John Davies, 34, died on Oct. 27, 2017, of pancreatitis at Pasqua Hospital in Regina, Sask.

John travelled across an ocean from Wales to Canada, where he built a life with Crystal, the love of his life, and their two beautiful children. He will be remembered with love by the hundreds of friends he accumulated around the world along his journey.

John or “Bonehead” — a nickname he earned as a child after a disastrous head-butting incident in a soccer game — was born on May 23, 1983, in Gorseinon, Swansea, Wales.

He attended Gorseinon Nursery School, Brynhyfryd Primary School, and Pentrehafod Secondary School.

His parents say he could have easily been led on a bit of a wild path, until he joined the R.A.F. Air Cadets, where he served in the 215 Swansea Squadron from age 13 to 17, where he learned the discipline and strength that were the foundations of the incredible man he became.

John travelled around the world with friends and family, and after a few jobs settled into a career as a tour bus driver, with First Cymru, then National Express, and later Chalfont.

He was in the Mayan Riviera in 2011 for his sister and brother-in-law’s wedding, when, due to a serendipitous turn of events, he spotted the woman who would later become his wife.

Crystal and John stayed out the night they met until the sun came up. On the last day of his trip, John emailed Crystal from the airport as he was heading home, striking up a long-distance correspondence between Canada and Wales that graduated from emails, to text, to face-time (with Crystal buying an iPod just so she could see John’s handsome face).

That September, he came to Regina to visit Crystal. A few months later, he found a job with Moose Mountain Bus Lines, and moved to Canada for good.

That spring, the pair made a trip back to Wales. John took Crystal to Pwll Du on the Gower Peninsula, where, on a cliff overlooking the beach and sea, he asked her to become his wife.

They returned to the Mayan Riviera, where they first met, for a beach wedding in May 2013.

John was at his happiest when he was home with his family: fixing up their house, working in the garden, BBQing lamb or steak outside in flip-flops and shorts — no matter the weather — but most of all teasing his two little girls, who would always groan at his dad jokes. John would always tell everyone that “my talent is wasted here” when it came to his sense of humour.

He could dry any tear-filled eye with a wink, a mischievous sideways glance and a giant bear hug.

John’s second love was his job with Moose Mountain. He was originally a motorcoach driver, and later became a dispatcher, then a manager, and was known as the man who would do everything from top to bottom — he loved to look after his guys, and took an immense amount of pride in his work and his team.

He worked hard to become the person everyone could rely on, because he was so thankful the job gave him the opportunity to build his dream life in Canada.

As a driver, he travelled all over Canada and the U.S. — customers would often remark on his bright, funky socks and would buy him pairs as a thank you for being so polite and always being ready to lend a helping hand.

His love of travel (and coffee) also led to him amassing a collection of dozens of Starbucks’ mugs, that friends and family would bring him from all over the world.

He taught everyone to love harder, laugh more and hug big.

John is survived by his wife and soulmate, Crystal; his two daughters, Hazel, 9, and Olive, 2; his mother, Tricia; his father, Tony; his sister, Michelle; her husband, Jamie; and their two children, Amelia and Noah.

He was predeceased by his Bampi and Gramma; Nanna and Papa; and his Uncle David.

John’s funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at the Regina Funeral Home, located at 4001 East Victoria Avenue, Regina, Sask. There will be a reception following the service. Guests are encouraged to wear bright colours, fun socks and absolutely no Riders attire.

A celebration of life will also be held in the near future for John’s loved ones in Wales.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to support John’s family at “John vs his Angry Pancreas” at GoFundMe.com, or donations can be made to the wonderful staff that cared for John in the ICU. Cheques can be mailed to Hospitals of Regina Foundation, c/o Pasqua Hospital ICU Unit, Unit 225, 1874 Scarth St., Regina, Sask., S4P 4B3.

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Filed Under: Regina

Chute: Flora Hope MacLeod of Windsor, Ontario Formerly of London, Simcoe, Harriston, Thamesford, Aylmer, Port Hope, Owen Sound, Tottenham, Embro, ON, Chilliwack, BC

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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CHUTE, Flora Hope…
Flora Hope MacLeod Chute, born Chilliwack, BC, February 25, 1924, died Windsor, ON, October 24, 2017. Raised on a farm near Embro, Ontario, trained as a nurse at Victoria Hospital in London, lived with her husband and family in Tottenham, Owen Sound, Port Hope, Aylmer, Thamesford, Harriston, and in Simcoe, where she also practised as a nurse. Spent her final years in London and Windsor. Beloved wife of the late Max Chute for 63 years. Proud mother of Patricia Jeflyn Chute of Windsor, Richard Chute and his wife Anne of Port Franks, and Mary Chute Crawford and her husband James Crawford of Ottawa. Dear grandmother to Lauren and Macdonald Laplante; Nicole and Josh Chute; and Evelyn and her husband David Kroft, Sabrina, and Leigh Crawford. Great grandmother to Katelyn Park and Arielle Crawford-Arkaifie. Dear sister of her late brothers, Al and John MacLeod. She died as she lived, with great generosity of spirit, humour, kindness and love. Friends are welcomed for visiting, one hour prior (2-3pm) to the funeral service at 3pm on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. In lieu of flowers, donations to the David Suzuki Foundation, 102 – 179 John Street Toronto, ON M5T 1X4 or Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, 551 Adelaide Street West Toronto, ON, M5V 0N8 Canada, would be greatly appreciated.

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Filed Under: London, Ottawa, Windsor

LAJEUNESSE: Barbara of Cornwall Formerly of Montreal

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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Barbara Frances Lajeunesse (nee Ferguson) passed away on July 10, 1984 in Cornwall, Ontario. Barbara is predeceased by her parents William Archibald Ferguson and Mary Ann (nee Mock). She is survived by her loving sons Peter Lajeunesse (Pat and granddaughter Olivia Lajeunesse); and her son Robert Lajeunesse. “May the wings of angels take you home.”

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Filed Under: Cornwall

GRADY: Peter Harold of Fredericton, NB, Formerly of Toronto, Hamilton, Vancouver and Edmonton

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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Peter Harold Grady, in his 95th year peacefully at the Veterans Health Unit in Fredericton, NB. Husband of Carol R.A. Grady (WRNS – Bletchley Park) d.2011. Born in Edmonton, joined WW2 war effort in 1939 in Hamilton. Served in WW2 attached to the Fleet Air Arm RCNVR as an Observer / Navigator mainly in open cockpit Swordfish biplanes doing convoy escort duty from aircraft carriers and land including the “Murmansk Run” to USSR as well as channel and Atlantic patrols. Served in the Korean War as Ops Officer on board the Tribal Class Destroyer Iroquois with Cmdr Landymore – only Canadian ship hit by enemy fire. Served in planes actively in the “Cold War” looking for USSR submarines & other naval activity near North America, North Africa, Europe and the far North Atlantic as well as on several ships including the destroyer Micmac, frigate La Hulloise (commanding officer), aircraft carrier Warrior. High security clearance with NORAD & member of Canada/US military co-operative committee. Besides a CD he had many Cdn decorations as well as medals from the British Government (Arctic Star) and from the South Korean government. During most of this service to Canada, wife Carol raised 2 boys and 2 girls. He was “old school” about duty, ethics, doing the right thing and helping those in need. A brilliant mind.

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Brown: Mary Anne of Powell River, BC Formerly of Vancouver, Surrey, Ladner

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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Mary Brown February 28, 1922 – October 7, 2017

Mary (Mom) passed away October 7th smiling and peaceful with her family at her side.
Predeceased by son Patrick and beloved husband Laurie, she will be forever loved and missed by her children Sheilagh (Don), Danny (Carroll) and Kelly, her grandchildren Choyal, Eric, Nicholas, Megan (Scott), Rachel and Laurie and great grandchildren Madison, Kamien and Westley.
Mom had a a very full and happy 96 years. Although she struggled with ALS these last few years her cheerfulness and determination never failed.
She shared her warmth, optimism and creativity with all those she came in contact with.
For many years she (along with our Dad) was an enthusiastic member of the Ladner community where she became the first curator of the Delta Museum and was a proactive member of the Kinsmen and K40. She was the instigator for many events, functions and celebrations for both community and family. There was always plenty of music, dancing and laughter in our home.
She moved on to work with seniors at Edmonds Senior Centre, then later in Surrey’s senior centre and again her planning and motivation made life a little bit more fun for all.
Mom cared deeply about family and worked at keeping our relatives close. Often included in our extended family were many of our friends who found a temporary second home in our house.
When the ALS began to accellerate she was given wonderful, thoughtful and compassionate care by Community Health nurses, home care staff, and friends. We are so grateful for that.
We especially want to thank Dr Burns for his special attention to mom.
There will be no funeral or memorial as requested by Mom. Should you wish, in lieu of flowers please donate to an ALS charity.

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Filed Under: British Columbia, Vancouver

HOWARD: EDWARD (Ted) PALLISER of Toronto Formerly of Leeds, England

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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HOWARD, Edward (Ted)
September 30th, 1920 – October 23rd, 2017
Edward (Ted) Howard, loving husband of the late Wilma (Dyer) both of Toronto, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2017 at Victoria Manor in Lindsay, Ontario. Ted had an enormous love of family. He enjoyed golfing, bowling and tennis, had a keen interest in history and was an avid reader. Ted lived life to the fullest, making a positive impact on everyone in his life. Intelligence, determination and a wonderful sense of humour were his gifts which he used generously to touch everyone’s hearts. He will be missed. Loving father of Terry (the late Bonnie nee Thornhill), Rachel (Michael B.) and Lisa (Michael F.) and the late Maureen. Special grandpa of Kent, Daphne, Tracey, Erin, Mikaela and Melissa. Lovingly remembered by his great grandchildren Zachary, Cassandra and Kallista; Thomas and Daniel; Rayden and Declan. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Eileen (Palliser) Howard, and his brother Todd. Fondly remembered by niece Jean and nephew Alan and their families. In keeping with Ted’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a future date to be announced. Private Interment at Pine Hills Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at Victoria Manor in Lindsay, for the many kindnesses and comforting care they provided to Ted and his family. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes
107 McLaughlin Road, Lindsay ON K9V 2V3
Tel: 1-705-878-4618
Web: http://hskl.ca/donate-now/

Alzheimer Society Kawartha Lakes
PO Box 730, Lindsay ON K9V 4W9
Tel: 1-705-878-0126
Web: https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/3379

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STOGRIN: Sally Joyce (nee Roschuk) of Selkirk Formerly of Chatfield, Manitoba

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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SALLY JOYCE STOGRIN (nee Roschuk) Peacefully on October 21, 2017 in her 76th year. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. After an unexpected lengthy stay in the hospital Sally left us with some of her family by her side. She was comforted to the end. Pre deceased by her husband Frank Stogrin (2012), parents William and Sophie Roschuk, in-laws Anne and Nick Polny, and her sister Rosie Roy and infant brother Danny. She leaves behind her children William Stogrin (Jocelyn), Sophie Stogrin (Neil), Carol Stogrin, Patricia Hawke (Ward), Katherine Green (Joseph), Joseph Stogrin (Tanya) grandchildren Steven Stogrin, Sarah Desveaux (Darryl), Shannon Prejet (Donovan), John Green (Morgan), Scott Green (Kathryn), Shane Snow (Colette), Shawna Snow (Jason), Caitlyn Stogrin-Voisine (Ryan), Amanda Stogrin, Chris Stogrin, great-grandchildren Clare, Grace, Ruth, Tess, Dominic, and Keira. Sisters Mary Kosc, Stella Locosavich, Vicky Denton , Lorea Pleshka, and the Roschuk brothers John, Joe, Kazmir, Peter, several brothers/sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews and too many cousins to mention. Sally was born August 8, 1942 near Poplarfield Manitoba. She met and married her sweetheart Frank in 1957 and they then moved to Toronto for a few years, and then on to Mississauga in 1964. They worked and raised their family in the same house until 1992, as Frank’s uncle John passed away and they then moved to Chatfield Manitoba to live on the Stogrin farm. They lived a happy life during those semi-retirement years. Mom was unresponsive for several hours before she passed and suddenly talked, her last words were the ball is stuck, then she called out O72. Mom loved her Bingo, and spent many hours at the Poplarfield Hall, assisting with bingo fundraising events, socials, funerals, cleaning the hall and having many chuckles with her friends there. No one can argue Mom made the best Perogies ever! Mom did not want a formal service, for this reason cremation has taken place and a graveside burial will take place next summer near the family homestead. All are welcome to join us, bring a joke as Mom loved to laugh.

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Filed Under: London, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg

MCKINNON: Tammy of North Bay

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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Tammy passed away peacefully in North Bay, Ontario on Tuesday September 19, 2017, at the age of 49. She is survived by her brother, 4 nieces, nephew and her three adored cats. For the last six years she resided in North Bay enjoying life and nature.
Visitation will be held on Sunday October 29, 2017 at 155 Beecroft Road, Toronto (TTC North York / Shepherd) from 1PM-4PM.

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Filed Under: North Bay, Toronto

KEESMAAT: Judy "Gram Gram" of Hamilton

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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On October 19th we lost our dear mother and grandmother. As difficult as it was, mom, I’m so glad Richard and I could be with you when you had to go. Judy is survived by her daughter Kristy, her son in law Richard and her grandchildren Abby, Sophia and Ryan. Her Aunt Rosemary and Uncle Ian, as well as her brother Alex and sister in law Caroline survive her too. Many thanks to the hospital staff at the Juravinski Hospital. Thanks to the physicians, the RACE team, the social workers, the CCAC coordinator and finally the Palliative care team. Special thanks to the nurses on C3 who were on shift during my mom’s last hours; you worked so hard to make sure she was as comfortable as possible. My mom wouldn’t want anyone to be sad about her death, but it’s so hard not to be. She was so brave, generous and loving, and there is now a hole left that will never be filled. We all hope to see you again someday. Please watch over us.

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Filed Under: Hamilton

KERR: Ada Lorraine of Brockville

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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Suddenly passed away in Brockville on Thursday September 28th, 2017. Ada Lorraine Kerr of Brockville aged 73 years. Loving mother of Suzanne Millions of Ottawa, David Cupkovic of Brockville, Donald Cupkovic of Toronto and Brian Kerr of Toronto.

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Filed Under: Brockville, Ottawa, Toronto

CHILDS: Margaret of London

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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Passed away peacefully in her home with her beloved children Mark Childs and Dawn Childs by her side this Monday October 16 2017 in her 85th year. Loving grandmother of Erin MacDonald, Liam MacDonald, Caleb Childs and Andrew Childs. At Margarets request, there will be no service or visiting, however there will be a private family funeral at a later date.

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Filed Under: London

CASKEY: Marion of Ottawa

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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September 29,1924 – September 29,2017
In loving memory of Marion Louise Caskey. Passed away peacefully on her 93rd birthday September 29. She is predeceased by her husband George Caskey, and survived by her son John and daughter Jean. Jean’s husband Marco Zarco, Jean’s daughter Natalie Anderson (Morocz) her husband Greg and daughters Lily and Holly. Marco’s children, Angela Irons, Jessica Dupuis, Priscillia Dupuis, Carl Duhaime. John Caskey and his wife Valerie Lamoureau and her children Elton his wife Pamela and daughter Mackenzie, Joe, Roxanne, Marcel Juarez. Celebration of Life will be held at Carleton Memorial United Church, Melfa Crescent on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11:00 with reception in church hall after. Donations to the Ottawa Humane Society in lieu of flowers.

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Filed Under: Ottawa, Vancouver

ARBLASTER: Wendy of London Formerly of Sarnia, Montreal

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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Gordon Keith Arblaster, passed away peacefully in his sleep at Windermere on the Mount in London, Ontario on October 11th in his 88th year. For 59 years, the beloved husband of Jean (nee Laithwaite). Loving father to Wendy Arblaster (Terry Jarvis) of London and Sara Arblaster (Hillar Heine) of Toronto, and cherished grandfather to Shelby Arblaster, of Portland, ME. Fondly remembered by his siblings-in-law Frances Hook of Egmondville, ON, Alan Hiles of Calgary, AB, Kelly and Mary Cameron of Sumter, SC, and numerous relatives and friends.

Pre-deceased by his parents John Henry (Jack) Arblaster (1969) and Lillian (nee Parrish) (1989), his brother Ross (1976), and siblings-in-law Irene Hiles, Violet MacKenzie, Audrey Arblaster and Stephen Hook.

Gord was the long-time General Manager of the London Transit Commission and former President of the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA). Born in Montreal in 1929, Gord’s family moved to Sarnia where he attended Sarnia Collegiate Institute of Technology and then on to London, where he began his career and family.

Gord was a proud alumnus of South Collegiate in London, which he established as superior to Oakridge, from which both his daughters graduated. Gord delighted in summer days spent at the family cottage at Hardwick Cove on the shores of Lake Huron laughing with family and friends. He loved nothing better then to get in the car, by himself or with his family, and explore Canada. One of his most recent cherished trips was across the country with his granddaughter in 2015. Awarded for his perseverance in inclement weather, he will be remembered as a hopeful cross-country skier. He held a special spot in his heart for his brothers-in-law and their many political debates and jokes.

Cremation has taken place and a private memorial will be held at a later date. Please send online condolences to www.woodlandcemeterydirectcremationcompany.ca . In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be forwarded to the Men’s Mission and Rehabilitative Centre in London, ON.

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EZARD: Robert of Kelowna Formerly of Georgetown, Ont.

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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EZARD, Robert Mark (Bob)
Bob passed away at Kelowna General Hospital on Wednesday October 11, 2017 at the age of 83 surrounded by his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all of us. He is survived by his wife Sylvia who he was married to for 54 years; by his son Mark and Janice Ezard and grandchildren Jennifer and Elliott Richardson and Matthew Ezard; by his daughter Jody and Todd Zummack and grandchildren Jenna, Christine, John, and Michael; and by his son Happy and Nicola Ezard and grandchildren Gavin, Matt and Brandon and the many foster children that Bob stepped in to be grandfather to. The Celebration of Life will be held in the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Home, 1211 Sutherland Avenue Kelowna on Wednesday October 18 at 10:00am followed by a graveside service at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery at 12:30pm. A reception will follow immediately at the family home at 1558 Mountain Avenue, Kelowna.

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Filed Under: Hamilton, Kelowna, Saskatoon, Toronto

MACRAE: Kathrine of Vancouver

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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Kathrine Alice MacRae née Holt, aged 68, died peacefully on October 27th, 2017 at the Cottage Hospice in Vancouver, after a brief battle with a very aggressive pancreatic cancer. At the time she passed, she was with her husband, her children, their partners and her cousin and best friend Heather MacKay with husband Jake Locke, and surrounded by the love and positivity of her extended family. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Gordon Bruce MacRae; her daughter Meghan MacRae (Sean Reveron); her daughter Shonagh MacRae (Omar Amroussy); her son John MacRae (Jerie Santana); her granddaughters Jahmekya, Sinead and Jasper; her grandson Taiyou; Shonagh and Omar’s first child, due April 2018; her brother John Holt (Debbie Bolton); and her niece Sarah Cornell (John Cornell) and their sons, Matthew and Andrew.

An athletic person, Kathrine played sports throughout her life. As a young woman she played baseball, grass hockey and rugby. She would later hit the slopes on annual ski trips with her family, take regular hikes around the Capilano River gorge and UBC demonstration forest, and evening walks along the Ambleside seawall. Although she resisted the game’s pull for decades, in her 50s she became a passionate golfer and served on the board of directors of the UGC Business Women at the University Golf Club. She and Gordon also traveled extensively throughout their marriage, visiting Ottawa, Scotland and Okanagan wine country in the spring and summer of this year before her diagnosis.

A teacher by vocation, Kathrine’s career in education spanned four decades in both the public and private systems, excelling in spite of serious and chronic illnesses that arose in the 1980s and 1990s. Following her undergraduate and teaching degrees from UBC, she began her career as a special education teacher at Vancouver’s Laura Secord Elementary. She returned to UBC to attain certification in counseling – training which shaped both her relationships and career in all the years that followed – before taking a position as a guidance counselor at Windsor Secondary in North Vancouver. During this time, she met and married her husband Gordon. Following her time at Windsor, she transferred to D.W. Poppy Secondary in Langley. In 1985, Kathrine had her first encounter with deadly illness, surviving a serious viral infection. Soon thereafter, she took a position at Vancouver’s Lord Byng Secondary, where she taught for most of the next two decades. In 1996, Kathrine was diagnosed with breast cancer, forcing her to take extended sick leave. She refused to let illness slow her down, however, and being a passionate life-long learner, she completed her Master of Arts in English Literature at UBC in 1997 soon after the successful treatment of her cancer. Thereafter, despite chronic illness in the form of Crohn’s disease, Kathrine returned to Lord Byng, teaching English and Literature 12. After retiring from the public system, she taught part-time at West Vancouver’s Collingwood School, before assuming the position of Head of English at Crofton House School in Vancouver. Though she retired from Crofton House in 2014, she continued to work as a Teacher on Call and individual tutor until Spring 2017. Over the course of her career, Kathrine inspired her students with her wit, her ready smile, her infectious laughter and her fierce determination to see them succeed in life.

Kathrine spent her life cultivating friendships and bringing joy to those that knew her. She strongly believed in the importance of family, and she made sure to keep her extended family close and to teach her children to value each other. As a wife and mother, she emphasized trust and communication as the foundation of steadfast love. She has left her family with many cherished memories and the strength and wisdom to carry on in her absence. Kathrine will be mourned deeply by friends and family: she has left an enduring legacy.

In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome contributions to a memorial fund to be established in Kathrine’s name to fund an annual prize for outstanding achievement in English Literature. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, November 26th, 2017 at Bridges Restaurant. Particulars will follow.

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Filed Under: British Columbia, Vancouver

MARKHAM: Arthur (Art) John of London

Posted by on November 2, 2017

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Arthur (Art) John Markham of London, Ontario passed away suddenly but peacefully at the age of 70 at University Hospital, October 24, 2017 surrounded by family. Survived by his loving wife Liette Markham. Beloved brother to Diana (John) Watson and Bonnie Markham. Loving father to Cindy Brown (nee Markham) and Deidra Markham and loving stepfather to Les (Sarah) Thomas, Sylvain (Cindy) Lepine, and Chantal (Murray) Lepine-Smith. Loving Grandfather (Grumpa) to grandkids Karina Thomas, Randy (Michelle) Thomas, Alyssa Lepine, Brandon Lepine, Cameron (Karly) Lepine, and Dylan Lepine. And Proud Great-Grandfather to Evan and Kylan. Special Thanks to the nurses and doctors at University Hospital for their care and compassion and to Brianne at Ontario Cremation Services for all her help and her compassion. Memorial donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to any local animal rescue organization.

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COLQUHOUN: Wallace of Clearwater, Florida Formerly of Montreal Ottawa Edmonton

Posted by on October 8, 2017

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Colquhoun, Wallace 85 years old, of Clearwater Florida on September 29, 2017. Loving husband to Wendolyn (nee Dear). First wife Mary (Hammill) and children Gregory, Daniel, Marilyn, and Tracey. Grandpa of Sabrina, Kai, Jacob, Graeme, Imahgynne, and Jessica. Great grandchildren Aiden, Owen, and Brooklyn. Predeceased by parents Robert and Mary; siblings Mary, Sadie, Robert, John, Joseph, Alex and Billy. Rooch, your playful humor will be missed.

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Filed Under: Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa

DAVIS: Mary of Ottawa

Posted by on October 8, 2017

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DAVIS, Mary (née Paul), of Ottawa, Ontario, passed away at the Queensway Carleton Hospital on Monday, October 2, 2017, in her 82nd year. Mary was conforted in her final hours by her niece, Catherine Desjardins. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond Davis and mother of Debra Dulude of St. Catherine and Wayne Davis of Ottawa and survived by her brother, Thomas Paul of Ottawa. In keeping with her wishes, cremation will take place. There will be no public visitation but all are welcomed to the funeral service to be held at 11:00am on October 12th, 2017 at Our Lady of Fatima, 153 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa. Gratitude is expressed to all the residents and staff of the Fairfield Manor Retirement Residence and to nurses and staff at the Queensway Carleton Hospital for making Mary’s passing so peaceful.

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Filed Under: Ontario, Ottawa, St. Catharines

BRACEWELL: William Donald of Chilliwack Formerly of Tsawwassen, Nanaimo, Hazelton, B.C

Posted by on October 8, 2017

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It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Bill on Sept. 3, 2017 in Chilliwack, B.C.. He was the eighth of nine children born to Tom and Kate in Hazelton, B.C.
He leaves to mourn his passing wife Pat of 65 years and Gerri his daughter, the apple of his eye,brother Tom and sister Joy, many nieces and nephews and Flo and Bob Wallin who thought he was the greatest son- in-law.He was good-natured and kind with everyone he came in contact with and a great golfing buddy.He loved sports and excelled in baseball and softball in his younger days and golf forever. He loved being at his cabin at Manning Park and having a martini while he watched baseball or hockey.
The love of my life. We shall all miss him.
Memorial at a later date.

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Filed Under: British Columbia

STRATTON(NEE CHEESBOROUGH): SHIRLEY YVONNE of Whitby Formerly of bowmanville

Posted by on October 8, 2017

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Shirley Yvonne Stratton (nee Cheeseborough) joined her loving husband Fred in heaven peacefully on September 23, 2017, at the age of 81.
Shirley is survived by her four loving children; Derek and wife Anita, Dawna and her husband Rob, Jeff and his fiancé Vanessa and Shawn and his wife Michelle. She will be greatly missed by all her grandchildren; Michael, Jennifer, Ryan, Amanda, Sonya, Kyle, Emily, Rebecca, Brayden and Jack as well as her great grandchildren.
Shirley was born on March 21, 1936 in the city of Bowmanville, Ontario. She was devoted to her children and grandchildren and her firm beliefs in Christianity. She enjoyed the Golden classics of country music and played the guitar. She loved a good party and a night of fun in the Bingo hall.
Shirley will be greatly missed by her loved ones but they know she is safe and at peace with her creator.
We will be celebrating Shirley’s life on Sunday, October 29th, 2017 at Fernhill Community Centre 144 Fernhill Blvd, Oshawa, 1:30-4:30pm. Flowers may be sent to the venue during the Celebration of Life or in lieu of flowers the family suggests donating to the Alzheimer’s Society and other Dementia’s Association. This can be done in memory at alziehmer.ca, under Donate Now.

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MAC ISAAC: "SANDY" Alexander Malcolm of VANCOUVER

Posted by on October 8, 2017

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Born in Moncton ,N.B. Jan.15,1947 to of Alex and Marie (MacEachern) MacIsaac both predeceased. Sandy’s heart was always in Cape Breton although his life’s adventures took him elsewhere. The military had him in Newfoundland and Norway. He settled for several years in Toronto in the retail industry and later moved to Edmonton as a cabinet maker. Eventually in the 1970s he relocated to Vancouver to be near his two brother where he resumed his haberdasher role for many years. Sandy settled in the Downtown East Side making many friends and acquaintances that remember him fondly for his generosity, kindness and humour. A true gentleman who passed Sept. 17/17 was predeceased by his youngest brother (Andrew) will be sadly missed by his remaining brothers Jim and Don and his sister Glenda.
In lieu of flowers, donations to May’s Place Hospice, Vancouver would be appreciated.

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Filed Under: Cape Breton, Halifax, Vancouver

HEWITT: Myrtle (Myrt) of Barrie Formerly of Guelph, Kitchener and Fort McMurray

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She passed away peacefully on September 12, 2017. She is survived by her loving sister Ruth and brothers, Bert, Doug, Andrew and Bill; her children, Paula (Scott) Loughnan of Sebright, Ontario, Heather (Damon) DeBrusk of Kitchener, Ontario, Deb (Ken) Flaherty of Lac La Biche, Alberta, Robert Brown of Markham, Ontario, Don (Carol) Brown of Williams Lake, BC, Bonnie (Ken) Burgett of Lac La Biche, Alberta; her grandchildren, David (Jessica) Loughnan of ON, Ashley (Mike) Dingman of ON, Nigel DeBrusk of ON,Tyler DeBrusk of ON, Dan (Shelly) Flaherty of Alberta, Erin (Shaun) Jones of BC, Cody Brown of Alberta and Hailey Brown of BC; her great grandchildren, Mason Dingman, Sydney Flaherty, Max Flaherty, Samuel Flaherty, Grace Flaherty, Liam Jones, Piper Jones, and Timothy Mervyn; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

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PELEGRIS: Alice of Toronto Formerly of Catalina Newfoundland

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Alice Maud Pelegris (formerly Alice Maud Keel) passed away on September 10 while asleep and in the presence of her closest family,

Daughter of James and Cecilia Keel, she was born in Bonavista Newfoundland, grew up first in Catalina Newfoundland and then moved to Toronto with her family as a child. She is survived by her husband, Spiros; children, Peter, Rebecca and Andrew Pelegris; and brother, William Keel.

Having been born with a heart defect and living with its consequences throughout her life, Alice overcame the expectations of her doctors to volunteer, start a career and raise a family. Despite the pressures of her health and family, Alice continued to volunteer at church and schools. She was talented in knitting, sewing and cooking and was actively invested in the success of her children.

Alice will be missed by her family and friends, but has touched the lives of many more and left a lasting impact that will always remain.

Visitation at the PAUL O’CONNOR FUNERAL HOME, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (between Pharmacy and Warden) on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service in our chapel at 11 a.m. and Interment at Pine Hills Cemetery.

As a believer in the importance of helping others, it is suggested that her memory be honoured with a donation to the Scott Mission or Doctors Without Borders.

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Riley: Colleen of Toronto

Posted by on October 8, 2017

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Our lovely Colleen Riley-Roberts passed away peacefully with her son Robert Riley by her side on June 23rd 2017. Colleen leaves her son and her brother Rodney Riley and nieces Tanya Riley, Alana Riley and nephew Brian Riley.
Colleen will best be remembered for her generous kind heart, her ability to live life to the fullest, and her contributions to Mosport, the PR world, the music industry, and the antique business.
Please join our “Celebration Of An Amazing Life” Tues Sept 19th 2017 on the 31st floor of the Manulife Centre at 44 Charles St. W. from 6:30 – 8:30pm.
We would like to thank all the wonderful staff at Toronto’s Nisbet Lodge who took excellent care of her for the past seven years…Angels.
She touched so many lives and we look forward to honouring this beautiful women!

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Filed Under: Ottawa, Toronto

KIYOOKA: Frank of Valemount Formerly of Hinton, Jasper, Edmonton, Opal

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It is with bittersweet sadness that we must share with all those who knew and loved him that our dad, Frank Kiyooka, passed away on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017. We are so thankful he did not suffer and that he is now home with his beloved Ann.

Frank was born under the blue Alberta skies in Calgary, Alberta on December 8, 1932, to Kiyoshi Oe and Shigekiyo Kiyooka, our grandparents, who both came to Canada from Kochi-ken, Shikoku, Japan. Frank was the second-youngest of seven children. He spent his childhood with his brothers and sisters as a prairie boy on a farm in rural Opal.??

Frank studied Physical Education and Art at the University of Alberta and got his first teaching job in Jasper, Alberta. After two years studying, travelling and skiing in Denmark and Europe, he met a Scottish lass on the train as he crossed Canada on his way home. She was our mother Ann, who was coming west to work as a nurse.

Frank and Ann married in 1963 in Hinton, Alberta, where Frank taught high school for almost 20 years. During this time he also pursued his love of pottery. He sold his red Carmen Ghia sportscar in 1964 to fund a year of studying and apprenticing in Kyoto, Japan and then set up a studio and shops in Jasper and in Hinton in the years to follow.

?The prairie boy in Frank never forgot the feeling of the wide open spaces. At 48, he left his job and built a home on 75 acres west of the Rockies near Valemount, B.C. Boldly going on faith he’d find work, he took labourer jobs at the mill and CN Rail, then was fortunate to get a position at the elementary school, where he taught for another 15 years.

??Frank had great respect for and a way of connecting with people that left them feeling truly seen. He was loved by many of his students who affectionately called him “Mr. K.” He lived “zen,” embracing life as it came, content with little, grateful and able to be in the present moment. Simply by how he lived, he taught us quiet faith, patience, appreciation for art, creativity and beauty, a love for nature and space. He modelled humility, respect and acceptance of others. We loved his smiling eyes and playful teasing. ??Frank is survived by his sisters Irene and Joyce, his brother Harry, sons Gen and Sumio, daughters Sachiko and Hanae, and grandchildren Elena, Emi, Marin, Siri, Elijah and Paul. So hard to let him go, but he is with Ann now. He lived a wonderful life and we were blessed to be part of it.

Saturday, September 16, 2017, 1:00 p.m. Funeral mass at the Tete Jaune Community Hall near Valemount, B.C., Gathering to celebrate Frank’s life will follow at Tete Jaune Community Hall. Sunday September 17, 2017: 11 – 5 Open House at Franks’ home: 1336 – 3rd Avenue.

We would love to hear from you. If you wish to send condolences or share memories of Frank, please send them to Frank’s daughter, Sachiko Kiyooka at: slk182@gmail.com.

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