GAITSKELL, Gloria Joyce

23 July 1937 – 22 October 2021

Gloria Joyce Gaitskell, age 84, of Toronto, Ontario passed away on Friday, October 22, 2021. Gloria was born July 23, 1937 in Toronto, ON.

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CONQUER, Marilyn Marie

It is with enormous sadness, that Marilyn Marie Conquer (nee MacLeod), 87, peacefully passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021. Our mother fought courageously and optimistically for a number of years, managing her many health issues. Marilyn was the beloved wife of the late Derek John Conquer. She was the dear mother of Jane (Steve Boehmer), Jeff (Judy Conquer) and Jennifer (Don Hill). She was the loving grandmother to Courtney (Bobby Caughey), Jonathan Boehmer (Ashley), and Andrew Boehmer (Ruthanne); Brittney (Ryan Fitzgerald), Brennen, Shelby and Kyle Conquer; Brodie, Madeline, and Henry Hill. She was the great-grandmother to Reese Caughey, Aria Fitzgerald, Graham Caughey, and Oaklynn Boehmer. The family acknowledges and thanks, with deep appreciation and gratitude, the many doctors who took exceptional care of our mother over the years, as well as more recently, her Palliative care team and her caregivers. Marilyn will be missed by her brother-in-law, Phillip Conquer, extended family of nieces and nephews, her church family and many others who knew and loved her. Visitation to be held at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home (8911 Woodbine Ave., Markham, ON L3R 5G1), on Friday, October 29, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Private interment to follow. Online condolences and donations to Diabetes Canada or the Kidney Foundation of Canada may be made at www.chapelridgefh.com

TEMPLETON, Dorothy(Porter) Dorothy (Doe)

93, passed away on October 9, 2021, at Providence Unity with her daughter Linda at her side, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s and more recently cancer. Dorothy was born December 28, 1927 to Elizabeth and George Porter in Holywood, Ireland. She immigrated to Canada in 1952. She is survived by her son and daughter, Colin and Linda and by her nephew Dermot O’Brien. A Celebration of Life service will be held on October 27th at Jubilee United Church.

COULL, John Robert

Bathed in the warm hues of the rising sun, our beloved John Coull slipped peacefully from this life into the next, following a stroke.

John was born on February 17th, 1951 to parents Margaret and Robert Coull. He grew up in Scarborough, along with his two younger siblings, Doug and Sandra. John discovered a love for music and golf early on, and both passions stayed with him his whole life. In particular, it was jazz and big band that captured his heart strongest; John’s “working music” at home was usually Arturo Sandoval, Maynard Ferguson, or Dizzy Gillespie, at maximum volume.

While John was often busy with work or playing trumpet with Toronto big band The Skyliners, he found time for golf as often as he could. Son Colin shared John’s love for golf, and the two played together as often as they could. John loved the annual “Guys’ Golf Trip to Myrtle” with Colin, Doug, and a few of their friends, spending a week golfing in autumnal Myrtle Beach.

John and Brenda (nee Burke) married in 1974, and had two children: Colin (Tori; Kingston and Kenzie) and Cheryl (Jasen; William). John always made time for his children’s activities, including Colin’s Scouting activities and Cheryl’s many dance competitions; he was always an enthusiastic cheering section! When his grandchildren came along John was just as excited, taking them to playgroups and parks, out for Timbits, and learning everything he could about what they enjoyed. He learned a great deal about superheroes (Kingston), princesses (Kenzie), and Star Wars (William), listening happily to everything they taught him.

After a career with the Toronto Police Service and the Ontario Fire Marshalls office, John spent the final years of work with Origin and Cause, Inc. Always eager to solve the mystery, John’s police skills and fire investigation skills kept him curious and determined, eager to apply what he knew to the pursuit of justice and answers. John retired in 2016, making even more time for his greatest passions: his family, his trumpet, and his golf.

While we are all brokenhearted to say goodbye, we are thankful for the time we had together, and all the beautiful memories. Ever in favour of a morning round of golf, John no doubt had an early tee time the sunny morning he left. Hit ‘em straight! We love you.

STAN, Nicholas

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Nicholas Stan, on Saturday, May 22 2021, at the age of 97. Beloved husband for over 67 years to Mary (nee Harron). Caring father to the late Murray Stan, daughter Marilyn Rudkin (Ross). Loving Gramps to Meaghan Rudkin (Jeff) and Rachel Vernon (Matt) and proud Great-Grandpa to Hailey. He was loved by so many and left his mark with everyone he met. He will live on in all of our hearts. Due to current restrictions, a private funeral service will be held on Monday, May 31st at 4 p.m., which can be viewed via livestreaming online at: www.ogdenfuneralhome.com If desired, donations made in memory of Nicholas to the CNIB would be greatly appreciated.

KENNEDY, Margaret Joan (nee Tucker)

Peacefully, at True Davidson Acres, on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at the age of 93.

Beloved wife of the late Robert Kennedy, loving mother of the late Heather Kennedy, dear friend to the late David Howie, cherished Nanny to grandchildren Cameron (Wendy) and Duncan. Joan will be dearly missed by daughter Beth (Stan Macey). Cremation has taken place.

A private family service will be held at a future date.

SUTHERLAND, Aileen

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Aileen M. Sutherland, 94, on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Ross Memorial Hospital. Aileen was the beloved wife of the late Hugh Sutherland and loving mother of daughter Daryle Wright (Michael) and son David (Annette). Fondly remembered by grandchildren Michelle, Christopher (Tiffany), Amy, TJ and Brandon. GiGi to Cooper, Thomas and Nora. Aileen was a long time member of Saint John’s United Church in Agincourt. She was an avid weaver and volunteer at North York General Hospital and Agincourt Community Centre. Aileen enjoyed her last final years living at Adelaide Place in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Private family service will be held at Lakeland Funeral & Cremation Centre, Lindsay. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

GREGG, Barbara Ann

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Barbara Anne Gregg (nee Wilson) of Toronto and formally Sundridge announce her passing on Wednesday February 17, 2021 at the age of 88 years.

Barbara was our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Penny (Rick), Judi, Jeff (Kris) and Bev. She will also be remembered by her grandchildren, Dylan, Liam, Katie and Julia, as well as her brother Gary (Lynn), her great grandchildren, and all her nieces and nephews. Barbara was predeceased by her ever loving husband of 64 years, Harry James, her sister Eleanor and her first born grandchild, Jenna Chrystine.

Barbara was born in Sudbury and grew up in London, Ontario. She met her husband Harry in Sudbury while staying with family. She went on to become an elementary school teacher and loved her career. Barbara and Harry had four beautiful children also born in Sudbury and later moved the family from Garson to Scarborough. After raising their kids Barbara and Harry moved up north to Sundridge where they embarked upon a new style of life which included The Castle Restaurant, a family endeavour. Being an active board member of the United Church and participating in both the church and community choirs were some of her favourite things along with baking for social events. Another was being surrounded by all of her family, not only during the holidays, but always.

Due to Covid, the family will have a small, private service at Jubilee United Church in North York and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made in Barbara Gregg’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society.
The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at Providence Healthcare for their care and compassion.

RUTHERFORD, Edward Northmore

Ed died suddenly, on Friday, February 5, 2021. He was in his 94th year. He leaves his deeply-loved and loving wife of 68 years, Barbara (Beamer) and his cherished sons John (Daiva), Robert (Michele) and Gordon. His beloved grandchildren Rowan, Jeffrey and Katie and Santana and Max were his great joy. He leaves his twin brother John (Ann) and dear sister-in-law Margot Edge and sister-in-law Kathy Crouch deceased. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews and wonderful friends. He taught for the Toronto Board of Education for 38 wonderful years. He was principal of Allenby School for the last 20 years of his career. The support of his staff, parents and students was always appreciated. Our thanks to Dr. M. Kwan and Dr. G. Vertes and the Toronto Emergency Services. The family appreciates the kindness of Rev. N. Seli and our Jubilee family. For those who wish, donations to Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr., Toronto M3A 2J5 or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

ROWE, Nancy Carol

Nancy slipped away Monday, January 18, 2021 in her Retirement Home after contracting asymptomatic COVID.

Nancy was born in Toronto, on November 29, 1929.  She was the middle of three daughters to Gordon and Bessie Lonsdale. She married Douglas Chelsea Rowe on June 23, 1953 at St. James-Bond United Church. They were married for 62 years and lived in North York while raising their three children, David, Susan, and Brian, before moving to Don Mills in retirement.

Doug and Nancy met through their families, as they were long time friends.  When Nancy was born her mother borrowed Doug’s baby bassinette for Nancy to sleep in. This bassinette was later used by their children, and most of their grandchildren and great grandchildren. Nancy’s family also rented the cottage next to Doug’s family cottage on Killarney Bay for several summers. Later Doug inherited his family’s cottage, and this became a very important part of Nancy and Doug’s life together, bringing so much joy and wonderful memories.

Nancy loved looking after children from an early age.  Before she was old enough to babysit, she would help mothers with their little ones. After graduation she became a nursery school teacher before becoming a mother. Nancy went back to teaching when all of her three children were in school.  She continued to enjoy teaching the little ones until she retired to help look after her first grandchildren, Krista and Kimber. As her grandchildren got older, she would “borrow” babies to help young parents have a break.

Helping others has always been an important focus for Nancy. She was very active in the church, as a Sunday school teacher and a member of many church committees, right into her 80’s. She was also the head of Sue’s explorer group when Sue was young. When Nancy and Doug moved to the Donway Place Retirement Residence, Nancy enthusiastically welcomed new residents and helped them to feel at home.

Nancy continued to go to church every Sunday right up to the COVID-19 lockdown last spring. By then she was using an electric wheelchair, but off she would go in a wheelchair taxi with her cell phone in her pocket, continuing to be an engaged member of her community. This was a highlight of her week. Nancy also looked forward to shopping at the Dollar Store every other week so she could find little things to brighten up other people’s days.

Since Nancy was such a social person, the isolation due to the pandemic was extremely hard on her. She declined quickly. During the last few months, she often talked about what fun the great grandchildren were going to have at Balsam Lake as they grew and loved the thought of them carrying on this family tradition. She enjoyed looking at a framed picture of a Balsam sunset and reminiscing about the wonderful times at the cottage.

Nancy got to see her three newest great grandchildren, Kate, Jack, and Zachariah, just before the fall lockdown when visits were still possible outside. She was kept in a constant supply of photographs of them, which brought her much joy. We were so fortunate she was able to attend the very small christening for Zachariah on her 91st birthday, on November 29, at her beloved church. Nancy is survived by her sons David (Karen) and Brian (Hydee), and her daughter Susan (Don), along with her grandchildren, Darcy and Julia (Mariusz), Bradley (Mahta) and Matt (Haleigh), Krista (Nitin) and Kimber.  As well as her great grandchildren, Liam (Brad and Mahta), Kate and Jack (Julia and Mariusz) and Zachariah (Krista and Nitin). She is also survived by her two sisters, Ruth (Betty) Woodside and Mary Gibson.

There will be a small family celebration of life in the future when we may gather and remember Nancy as she would have wanted. A beautiful sugar maple will be planted in her memory by Doug’s memorial bench at the little parkette on Balsam Lake by the cottage.  For those that wish to, donations can be made to Jubilee United Church.