It is with great sadness that the family of Portia Yuen-Wan Tam announces her passing on Saturday August 26, 2017, at the age of 59. She was born in Hong Kong on November 23, 1957.
She was greatly loved by her husband and best friend, Jeff. They have been married for 33 years. Also survived by her sister Katrina and brother-in-law Stephen and nephews Timothy and Benjamin; and sister Isabella and brother-in-law Lung and nieces Kai Yee, Fun, Ann and Pat; and sister Constance and brother-in-law Matthew; and sister Mandy and brother-in-law Quincy; and sister Angela and brother-in-law Allen and niece Yu Chin.
Portia was such a compassionate, kind, caring and intelligent person.
She is deeply loved and will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Family and Friends will be gathering together to remember and honour Portia.
Please join us at her memorial on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at 2:30 pm, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 846 Progress Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario.
In lieu of flowers, donations made to Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Canada would be much appreciated by the family.
It is with great sadness that the family of Joseph David Lee, announces his passing on Monday August 7 2017 at the age of 56 yrs.
Joe’s parents, Joseph Arther Lee (predeceased), and Monique (Zachary) Lee of Commox B.C. Uncles Benjamin L Lee (predeceased) and Kenneth G Lee and their families. Close cousin to Kimberley (Kerry) Piccinetti, and Uncle to Michael (Becky), Andrew (Robyn), and Heather (Alessio).
After growing up in B.C., Joe made the venture to Ontario, and made Toronto his home. He had an economics background, and with that he started a business with his partners, and made a life for himself. He was very good at what he did, and took pride in his accomplishments. Joe loved to travel, and enjoyed his trips to Europe. He also enjoyed cooking and took great pride in making his favourite meals. Along with his food, he had a very keen eye for expensive wine. His favorites were Cabernet Sauvignon and Amarone. He also loved to garden and his balcony always looked prestine. Joe loved tennis, and would watch it for hrs on end. Reading was also a big deal for Joe, he was very interested in culture, and understanding the politics of different countries. He also had a curiosity for how peoples’ minds worked, and took a psychiatry course at Ryerson. He also liked to listen, and try and help out, when in need. Driving around downtown Toronto in his BMW with the top down and the music blarring, brings back so many great memories of my cousin. I’m going to miss his sarcasm and his teasing, but will always and forever have him in my heart.
Please join us in Celebrating his Life, at his Apt Complex, 400 Walmer Rd. Toronto West Tower, 2nd Floor Sunday September 10, 2017 from 1-3 sharing your stories, pictures, and memories……..
Lemon, The Reverend Canon, David Ernest: August 23, 1925 – August 9th, 2017
Peacefully in his 92nd year was delivered into the loving arms of God on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017. Greatly loved by his wife Reta Jean (nee Turpin) for over 66 years. Deeply missed by sons Paul and Mark, and much loved by his daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and William Armstrong. Adored grandfather to Jessica, Francois, Shasta, Molly, Liam and Sarah. Revered by his great-grandson Gabriel. May God receive you into his warm embrace and his house forever.
Predeceased by his brother Howard (1923 – 1988) and survived by his brother, Robert Stanley Lemon and sister-in-law Delores (nee Altstatter) of St. Louis, U.S.A. Remembered fondly by his many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends. David remained in active contact with his extended family right up until the time of his death.
David graduated from the University of Toronto in 1948 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Ordained deacon in 1950 for work at Sheppard Ave West as student in charge. Graduated from Wycliffe College with an honours L.Th. in 1951 and ordained Priest of the Anglican Church in Canada in April 29th, 1951. Appointed incumbent of the three point parish of Stayner, Sunnidale and Wasaga Beach in May of 1951. David took time from his first appointment to marry the love of his life, Reta Jean Turpin on June 2nd, 1951 in the parish Church of Colborne (Trinity). In September 1954 David received his post graduate degree, Bachelor of Divinity, from General Synod and Wycliffe College. After 4 years in Stayner, he was given the task of establishing and building the new parish of St.
Hilary’s Church in Mississauga. From St. Hilary’s he and his family moved to Lindsay in October 1961 to take up the position as Rector of St. Paul’s Lindsay.
During David’s ministry in Lindsay, he was appointed Regional Dean and ultimately made a Canon of St. James Cathedral in the Diocese of Toronto on November 30th, 1972. David’s final move in active Ministry was in 1973 when he was appointed Rector to the Church of the Transfiguration in North Toronto. On January 31, 1990 David retired from active ministry and moved to Don Mills, Ontario where he lived up until his death.
David was born in the Rectory of St. Luke’s Mono Centre in 1925 to The Reverend Robert and Phyllis Lemon (nee Thirkettle). He graduated from Brighton High School in the spring of 1945 and from there did his post-secondary studies in the University of Toronto.
An active member of the Church Camp Corporation of Innisfil Ontario, David represented two generations of Lemon at the Camp. Being actively involved in all aspect of Camp life at various points Chairman and Secretary of the Corporation.
David leaves many friends behind from the Camp community.
Cremation has taken place on August 11th, his funeral service will be at St.Paul’s Boor street Anglican Church (227 Bloor Street East Toronto) on Wednesday September 20th, 2017 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre or the Heart and Stroke foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Derek Cameron Penney
April 5, 1945 – July 26, 2017
Derek was born in Cochrane, Ontario the second of three sons and died peacefully in Toronto, Ontario predeceased by both his brothers.
He applied his natural business acumen to build a successful career in retail which took many forms and included extensive travel, starting with a part-time job at the age of ten in North Bay, Ontario where he spent his formative years. Throughout his life, although he had other interests, there was nothing more stimulating to Derek than to apply his skills in a business environment.
To those fortunate enough to share his life, Derek brought his optimism, wit, generosity and loyalty and in return we gave him our love, especially his daughter Jennifer, his pride and joy and Vicki, his former wife and lifelong friend.
We hope there are exciting new challenges to stimulate you in heaven Derek. You will be greatly missed and until our paths cross again, we will see you in our dreams.
Cremation has taken place with a private family interment to follow at a later date. As Derek always loved animals and volunteered with the organization as a youth, for those who wish, a donation may be made to the SPCA.
John Wells died at age 89 in his home on July 24, 2017. He is survived by his wife Sybil of 64 years, his three children, David, Peter and Heather, and his two grand children Patrick & Elena.
John was born in London, UK, coming to Canada on a scholarship to study architecture at the University of Toronto. There he met his lifelong wife Sybil living in the campus co-op.
After graduating in 1953, and a brief association with Harry Burston, John began his architectural partnership with Elmar Tampold. Each provided complementary skills in a successful and productive practice. The firm is responsible for numerous public, institutional and private projects, but is perhaps best known for its work with student residences (set up as suites to promote social interaction vs. dorm rooms) and The Colonnade on Bloor St W in Toronto – one of the city’s earliest mixed-use buildings combining retail, office and residential (with architect Gerald Robinson).
John had a diverse range of interests including wind generation, underground houses and forestry both in Canada and Central America. He loved his Southern Ontario island cottage. He was a gentleman in business, and a kind and generous man to his family.
Special thanks to the healthcare team at Sunnybrook Hospital, The Temmy Latner Centre and Living Assistance Services.