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.

FORSYTH, Edgerton Dennis

Ed passed away peacefully in Toronto, Sunday, December 6, 2020. Beloved father of Robert (Ana Maria) and Ian (Arlene). Loving and devoted grandfather of John (Amanda), Anne (Jason), Hannajoy (Bruce) and Aedan. Great-grandpa to Alexander, Spencer, Burton, Halen and Bellamy. Brother to Norma, and Arlyne Shaw (deceased), uncle to Andrea and Noel. Ed was a WWII D-Day veteran serving with the Royal Corps of Engineers. He followed this with a long career in consulting engineering, and was one of the founding members of Hatch. Ed was a passionate supporter of veterans affairs and put a great amount of effort into having a memorial wall of names erected to honour the sacrifice of Canada’s fallen. The human price of war was always forefront in his mind. He also enjoyed many years of marching and playing the bagpipes for various bands including the Shriners and Royal Canadian Legion, faithfully marching annually at the CNE Warriors Day Parade. A private service will be held in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, donations can be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be forwarded through

MAGEE, Ernie

It is with deep sorrow that we announce Ernie’s passing on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Sunnybrook Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. The family celebrates 92 years of a life well lived and one to be proud of! Lovingly remembered by his wife of 67 wonderful years, Marion Lorraine, sons Grant David, Graham John and Rosemarie, and daughter, Laura Anne. Proud grandfather of David Magee, Danielle and Christian Alexander; great grandfather of Oscar and Henry; loving uncle of Brent and Vicky Rombough, Garth and Julie Rombough, and Lynn and Michael Evans. Pre-deceased by his sister Edith Rombough. Ernie was born in Winnipeg on June 10, 1928. He was a leader in High School, Scouts and Cadets, and graduated with an Arts Degree from Manitoba University. It was in Winnipeg that Ernie and Marion met and then married in 1953. He and Marion purchased a home in the O’Connor Hills area of Toronto in the late 1950’s, where they raised their three children, and happily lived ever since. He and Marion loved traveling and visited many countries around the world on their annual trips. His other passion was their Haliburton cottage where he and his family spent more than 55 summers. At 65 years of age, Ernie still loved to waterski and did a “decent slalom” on the lake much to the amazement of all! Ernie had a 34-year career at Procter and Gamble which saw him posted in London, Winnipeg, Moose Jaw and finally Toronto, primarily in Traffic Management and Special Projects roles. After his career at Procter & Gamble, Ernie joined the Ontario Highway Transport Board for 10 years and retired as Chairman. Along the way, Ernie was Director of the Canadian Manufacturers Association; Director of the Canadian Industrial Traffic League; Chair of Transportation and Customs at The Toronto Board of Trade; President of The Toronto Transportation Club; President of the Don Mills Kiwanis. In addition, both Ernie and Marion were Charter Members of the Jubilee United Church. A consummate gentleman who enjoyed life and people. He loved a challenge and “always” had a project on the go! Ernie was someone you could rely on, and many did. He was always willing to lend a hand. Here was a man who also had opinions and was always up to cheerfully share and debate them. He had a positive impact everywhere he went. We cherished his smile and his cheeky winks. Ernie will be greatly missed but we will all remember his motto “take one day at a time”. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Jubilee United Church ( would be appreciated.

BARCLAY, Margaret Eileen (nee McGuffin)

Passed away peacefully on November 5, 2020 at North York General Hospital, just two days shy of her 95th birthday. She was the daughter of World War I Veteran Robert McGuffin and his wife, Margaret (née Sloane), both of whom had emigrated from Co. Down, Ireland. Beloved and survived by children Robert Barclay (Barbara) of Harriston, Sharon Barclay of Richmond Hill, and William Barclay of Port Perry; granddaughter Megan Barclay; sister-in-law Joyce Ogden (John); brother-in-law Stewart Coxford; nieces and nephew Susan Busby (Bob), Stephen Coxford (Kathy), and Nancy Coxford. Also survived by step-sons Hugh Westwood (Trish), John Westwood (Ella) and step-daughter Pat Westwood. Special step-aunt to Wendy McCormick. Fondly remembered by extended members of the Coxford and Westwood families. Predeceased by husbands George Warren Barclay (1984) and John Robert Westwood (2001), much-loved sister Ruth Coxford, step-daughter Joan Westwood, close friends (and later sister-in-law and brother-in-law) Lois and Richard Westwood, and dear companion Cyril Walton.

Eileen was born and raised in the east end of Toronto and met her future husband Warren at North Broadview United Church. After graduating at age 16 from what is now Northern Secondary School, where her father was head receiver, Eileen worked as a stenographer at Lumberman’s Life Insurance, becoming the supervisor of the steno pool by age 21. Having taken time out to raise her family, she worked for many years as a receptionist in the Family Health Clinic at Sunnybrook Hospital. In retirement, she enjoyed trips to Europe, Alaska, and the Panama Canal, spending winters at Siesta Key, concerts and the theatre, as well as the fellowship of Jubilee United Church.

We would like to extend our thanks to Amica Bayview Gardens for the care that they have given our mother over recent years, as well as to the doctors and staff of 8 West wing of North York General Hospital for their care during her final weeks. Private visitation and cremation have taken place; a Celebration of Life will be held in 2021. Donations in memory of Eileen can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

GORSLINE, Kathleen ‘Ruth’ 

February 10, 1925 – November 03, 2020

Ruth passed away peacefully at Greenview Seniors Residence. She was the wife of the recently deceased husband John Gorsline. She is survived by her sons, Bob (Darlene) and Bruce (Kathleen); grandchildren, Amberli and Yaro (Amanda); great-grandchildren, Malakai and Theo; sister, Doris Carr and brother, Jim Henderson. She was predeceased by her sister Betty (Stan) Whitehead; and brother-in-law, Bill Carr. She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Ruth was born in Toronto and was the second daughter to Elizabeth Parker Kennedy and Joseph Percy Henderson of Scarborough. She took Dressmaking & Design at Danforth Technical School. As a teenager she joined The Beach’s Youth Choir and the group sang at various venues including military camps around the city. She worked for Eaton’s and participated in fashion shows. She was working for Kent’s Jewellers on Yonge St. when she met John Gorsline at Kew Beach Bible Class shortly after the war. They were married May 26, 1951. John’s career had Ruth moving from Toronto, Guelph and Calgary before returning to Don Mills. They both enjoyed curling and won the Imperial Life Mixed Trophy two years in a row 1982 and 1983, the first team to do so. She also curled with her sister Doris Carr and in 1981 won “C” event at the Ontario Senior Competition. John and Ruth joined The Senior for Nature canoe club and enjoyed cross country skiing with their Kew Beach friends. They also enjoyed travelling after retirement. Ruth’s number one enjoyment in life was her family. Our thanks to Yvonne Jones and the caring staff at Greenview Lodge. In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer Association of Canada was Ruth’s wish.

NEYLAN, David Lawrence

Tuesday, July 13th, 1937 – Thursday, October 1st, 2020

It is with profound sadness to announce the passing of David Neylan on October 1st in Waterloo, Ontario. He was 83 years old and had a rich life. He was born in Toronto but at a young age moved to Hamilton. He spent his youth there with his parents Ethel Maude Beasley and Lawrence Neylan and his younger sister Lynda. He was intelligent, sporty, kind and a strong moral sense. He met his wife Joan while attending St. Christopher’s United Church in Hamilton. Joan and her parents were particularly impressed with this young man who attended church on his own. Joan’s friends referred to him as ‘the Professor’ since he was so knowledgeable and worldly. While at McMaster, he continued to participate in long distance running races. Here he was given another nickname, being known as Dave “the horse” Neylan. He galloped along serving as the pacer for his team, tiring the others out and allowing his team’s sprinters to take the lead near the close. Working hard for his team but not needing the glory is a trait that continued his entire life as evident in his many voluntary efforts. Studying Geography married many of his interests: the outdoors, maps, urban landscapes and humans’ impact on the environment. He returned to Toronto for his professional career as a high school geography and history teacher. He began teaching at Runnymeade Collegiate Institute, but the rapid expansion of Scarborough meant that just three years into his career he took up a department headship at Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate institute. He remained at Mac for the remainder of his career – always proud to be a Black Scot. He retired with over a year’s worth of sick days accumulated which is a testament to the way in which he approached his work. He was a popular teacher both because he taught wonderful lessons, based on his wide knowledge base but also because he was fair and kind. He also dedicated many windy afternoons to coaching girls’ soccer teams while at Mac. He and Joan had three kids which became their focus. Dave, spent many hours driving Susan, Dan & Chris to various games, practices, rehearsals. Dave and Joan provide so many opportunities for their children and to their grandchildren.

Joan and Dave were married for 56 years and thankfully were able to stay living together until the end. After Dave had a stroke, they moved from Toronto to Waterloo and made their home the Westhill Retirement Residence. Near to daughter Susan & grandchildren Dawson & Riley. Dave enjoyed time spent watching his grandchildren grow. Dave was also lucky to have his son Dan nearby for support right until the end. Although far away in Malaysia, he was truly loved by Chris and his wife Jen Hardie and their children Liam and Finley. Dave enjoyed the opportunities afforded by the Westhill, particularly the trivia sessions. The staff at the Westhill took great care of Dave and Joan as things got harder. They are particularly thankful for the dedication of all the PSWs who live and breathe compassion and care.

His memory will also be cherished by David’s sister Lynn Volzke & husband Fred; niece Lysa & her children Alyssa, Kianna, Kiarra & Adejah; and nephews Jeff & Jodee; and by his brother-in-law David Harrison & wife Heather. His loss is also felt at Jubilee United Church in Don Mills, where Dave volunteered his time freely in a variety of positions helping steward the amalgamation and growth of merging of many churches into one. He enjoyed summers travelling, especially across Canada and there are the slides to prove it. In the beginning it was camping, but gradually they became hotel stops. Dave did all the driving until the final few, but he relished it as a wonderful way to see the country that he loved. When not visiting their timeshare in Banff, time was spent relaxing at his cottage in Harcourt Park – swimming, canoeing and quiet reading. It also included the occasional loud breakfast prep, when Dave the early riser was tired of waiting for the rest of the family to awake. Whether with basketball friends, work colleagues or others, weekly pub visits with his friends, sharing trivia and sports’ talk were also important to Dave. He will be remembered as a generous, intelligent and loving man. He will be missed by so many.

Friends and Family may join the service via livestream 11 am Thursday, October 8 at the following link:

Please feel free to share memories and photos on this forum. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Jubilee United Church or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.