It is with sadness that we announce the death of Adolf Hartmann on October 28, 2017. Born August 18, 1934 in Romania to Else Bierwak, and Natanael Hartmann, Adolf then grew up in Germany. There he met the love of his life and his wife of 60 years, Ingrid Hartmann. Together they moved to Canada with their darling son Ulrich (1959-2006) when he was just 3 years old. Adolf learned English, and carved out a wonderful life in Toronto based on a strong foundation of hard work, and never wavering dedication to his family. When he first came to Canada, he worked as a brick layer, later he came to work as a waiter. His passions included tennis, gardening, reading and travel. He was host to many wonderful backyard bar-b-ques, Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners. Adolf was loved by his daughter-in-law Karen (MacNeil Hartmann). He had a special place in his heart for his grandchildren, Samantha and Adam who adored their Opa as much as he adored them. Adolf was predeceased by his older brother Alfons, who died in childhood. Adolf was also the loving big brother of Leonide (Reyko), Rudy (predeceased), Paul (Monica), and Arthur (Katherine). And loving uncle to Birget, Andreas, Tomas, Peter, Robert, Tanya, Marcus and Christian. A Memorial Service will be held at Forest Lawn Mausoleum and Cremation Centre Chapel (17 Linelle Street) on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 12:00-2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, we are asking that donations be made to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. The family would also like to thank the staff of K-Wing Palliative Care Unit at Sunnybrook for their kind care.
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Mary Axworthy, 59, of Toronto, died early Sunday morning Oct 8.
She was born to the late Leon and Janina Mauer, March 14, 1958, in Toronto, Ont. Mary attended Ryserson University where she studied Journalism. She was an avid reader and managed a bookstore for most of her life.
Mary was a kind loving person, her family meant everything to her. She enjoyed gardening, walking in the park and was a huge lover of animals including her cats. She was often referred to affectionately as the crazy cat lady which evoked her big laugh. She had a uniquely direct sense of humor that made her even more endearing to her family and friends.
Mary is survived by her husband Frank, brother Alex (Pat Mauer), Nephew Chris (Leah) Mauer, niece Lindsay (Ian) Mauer, Mother-in-law Gladys (John) Axworthy brother-in-law John (Marian) Axworthy and 5 great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her late brother-in-law Reg Axworthy.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the Toronto Humane Society.
A private service will be held at Forest Lawn Crematorium for immediate family before cremation.