JOHNSTON, TOM H. April 25, 1931 – February 19, 2023 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tom H. Johnston of Don Mills, Ontario, on February 19, 2023, at the age of 91. Predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Louise Johnston (née Bradford). He is survived by his brother, Harry (Sue); his sons, Tommy (Bernie) and David (Belinda); and his grandchildren, Heather, Ryan and Taryn. Raised in Owen Sound, Tom moved to Kingston where he graduated from Queens University with a degree in Engineering. Following graduation, he and Louise moved to Don Mills, Ontario, and he began working for Metro Roads and Traffic, where he eventually became the Director of Operations. Tom built and maintained many of the roads you drive on. Tom and Louise had a beautiful life together and loved to travel. Together, they built a cottage where they enjoyed spending their summers and in the winter months, they spent their time skiing and travelling in their motorhome. Tom also enjoyed building radio-controlled airplanes and golfing with his colleagues from Metro Roads. Tom lived his life to the fullest, skiing in British Columbia until the age of 89, only to be stopped by travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. He will be remembered by many for saving the City of Buffalo from the blizzard of ’77, and for inventing Unshrinkable Fill. His family, however, will remember him for his honesty and witty charm. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr., Toronto. The Johnston family would like to thank all of the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff at Sunnybrook Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook.

Published by Toronto Star on Feb. 25, 2023.

WALKER, Joanne

WALKER, DOROTHY “JOANNE” (nee MORRIS) October 27, 1925 – January 1, 2023 Joanne, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away in her 98th year, with family and companions by her side. Joanne was born to Ivan and Dorothy Morris and was older sister to brother, John. She grew up in Toronto and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force two days after her 18th birthday. Upon her discharge, she was a valuable employee at Imperial Oil. Joanne married Samuel Walker in 1949 and raised four children in their home in North York where they lived for 45 years. Joanne lived a long, wonderful life and will be missed dearly by those who knew her well. She will be remembered for the way she deeply loved and cared for her family, friends and neighbours. With an exquisite combination of nurturing, determination, thoughtfulness, and feistiness, she was the anchor in her family who made sure everyone had what they needed. She had an exceptional ability to connect with others through sharing stories, experiences and laughter. Joanne enjoyed family visits and parties, being with friends, playing golf and bridge, going to the theatre, participating in aquafit and travelling. Joanne was predeceased by her loving husband, Samuel Walker, with whom she was married for 72 years. She is survived by her children: David (Lynne), Dianne (Phil), Cathy (David), and Peter (Lilly); grandchildren, Lisa, Scott (Meaghan), Eric (Lindsay), Andrea, Lindsey (Brent), Chris, Reed, and Matthew; and great-grandchildren: Alex, Gavin and Ethan, Leah and Charlie. Family are sincerely grateful to the three companions who provided support for Joanne with love and compassion. Family would also like to thank Dr. Deering and the wonderful nursing, social work, and recreation staff at the Veterans Centre at Sunnybrook Hospital for the care and support provided over the past 3 and 1/2 years. A Celebration of Life for Sam and Joanne will be held Friday, January 13th, starting at 1 p.m., at Pine Hills Funeral Centre, 625 Birchmount Rd., Reception to follow. The Service will be Livestreamed from under Samuel and Joanne Walker. Should you wish to make a donation in honour of Joanne, please consider a donation to

Jubilee Market – December Update

[metaslider id=5178]The last market of 2022 has been completed, thus ending our 8-market series, with another full house of vendors with a wide variety of goods and services just right for the gift-giving season.  Many thanks to the vendors, volunteers and shoppers who made this event a success.  Looking forward to having you back with us in 2023!

HUNTER, Marion

HUNTER, Marion Elaine (nee MANN) Passed away peacefully, on December 13, 2022, at the age of 86, after a 22 year battle with Multiple Myeloma. Marion is survived by her husband of over 64 years, Donald; son, Gord (Beth); daughter, Barb Cridland (Jeff); and 3 grandchildren, Alex Cridland (Eline Vring), Heather Cridland (Grég Desroches), and Shanna Hunter; sister, Carolyn Dunlop (John deceased); and brother, Doug Mann; sister-in-law, Beryl Hunter; brother-in-law, Rev. Neil Hunter (Bonnie); sister-in-law, Lynn Morrison (Gerald); along with many wonderful nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Marion’s family wishes to thank Dr. Rena Buckstein and her team at the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre for their many years of caring for Marion as well as the team at the Sunnybrook Palliative Care Unit for their compassionate care during her last few weeks of life. An open house celebration of Marion’s life will be held on December 28, 2022, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Drive, Toronto, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation, the Girl Guides of Canada, or a Charity of Your Choice. To leave an online condolence message, please visit

Published by Toronto Star on Dec. 17, 2022.

Jubilee Market – November Update

[metaslider id=5019]The November market was very exciting! Twenty-four booths welcomed more than 200 shoppers with a very wide range of products: children’s books and toys, jewelry, preserves and baking, skin care products, Christmas decorations, cards, wine bottle covers, knitted and crocheted items, art, tote bags, and many more. Homemade chili and lentil soup were on the menu, and were enjoyed by all. Many thanks to the volunteers, vendors and shoppers for making this so successful. Looking forward to the final market of 2022 on December 10!!!


It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of John “Jack” Bremner on Friday, November 4, 2022 at the Palliative Care Unit, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Beloved husband to the late Joyce for 68 years. Loving father to Karen and Lori and father-in-law to Michael.

A service will take place at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles – Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville) on Saturday, November 26th at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

Jubilee Market – October Update

[metaslider id=4894] Autumn is in full swing at the Jubilee Market, with vendors offering beautiful items for the upcoming holiday season.  Over 200 customers came to make their selections.  Many thanks to all the bakers for their delicious goodies, to the cooks for the delicious chili, and to all the volunteers who worked on Thanksgiving Saturday.


Jubilee Market – September Update

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After a respite in August, the Jubilee Market Fundraiser was back in full force once more this past weekend with 19 booths, with several new vendors joining us.  Many visitors began their holiday shopping as the sun shone brightly on the last market bbq for the year. Thank you to everyone who donated baked goods, plants and paintings.  Thanks to Bri-anne for the donation of cd’s of her music.  Thanks especially to the 34 volunteers who gave of their time to work at the Jubilee booths.