Archives for December 2017
In Loving Memory
Virginia Louise Forsyth
December 30th, 1926 – December 13th, 2017
Virginia Louise Forsyth, 90 passed away peacefully on December 13th, 2017 in Toronto. Virginia was born in Toronto, on December 30th, 1926. She is survived by her children, Lynne, Kyle and Alison. And was predeceased by her son Keith and granddaughter Lindsey. Loving Grandmother of Valerie, Wendy, Ryan, Colleen, Evan, Amanda and Shaun. Loving Great Grandmother of seven.
Virginia was a very special lady, an amazing Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Aunt and a great friend who touched everyone’s hearts.
A special thanks to all family and friends who helped fill Virginia’s last days with companionship, love and affection.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Geoffrey David Birkenshaw December 20, 1988 – December 6, 2017
Geoff was there. For those who truly knew him, Geoff was there. When it needed to be done, Geoff was there. When something bad happened, Geoff was there. When support was needed, Geoff was there. When family gathered, Geoff was there.
Geoffrey David Birkenshaw worked hard, struggled a lot, put himself last and touched our lives. He dreamed, he built, and he strived. His struggles took their toll and now when we close our eyes wondering how we will carry on without him, Geoff will be there. He will encourage us, support us and tell us it will be okay. Geoff will be there.
Geoffrey is pre-deceased by his sister Caroline, grandparents Shirley Sampson, Jack Birkenshaw, Lois and Kip Fleming, and cousin Victoria Jewell. Geoffrey will be missed by loving father David, mother Nancy and step-father Frank Bowman, siblings Hilary (Brandon), Katrina (Kenneth), Carla and Kirk. Grandmother Ethel Birkenshaw, grandfather Louis Sampson. Aunts and Uncles Susan (Michael), Douglas, Cindy, Susan, Dale and Cory
(Lisa). Cousins Alex, Sam and August Birkenshaw, Amy (Andrew) Alexis and Jack Patenaude, Jordan Patterson, Michael
(Lindsey) Kellar, Laura (Nick) Schmidt, Jordan Ann and Madeline Sampson, Alecia Bart.
elebration of Geoffrey’s life will take place at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to CAMH.
HEATHER JARVIS (nee McAllister) 1929 – 2017
On December 1, 2017 at Wellesley Central Place, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. Predeceased by her parents Donald Grey McAllister and Jessie Margaret Southcott. She is survived by her adored husband Bob of 65 years and her brother Ian; she will be greatly missed by her children Ian, Stephen (Laura), Paul and grandchildren Peter, Doug, Chase and Deacon; she leaves her cousins Harry, Sam, Kim Malcolmson (nee Southcott), Marilyn Fergusson and Nancy Matthews (nee McAllister). Heather was a warm, loving and supportive Mother and very proud grandmother. A strong supporter of Trinity College School, she was an active member of The Ladies Guild. She also volunteered for TGH and IODE. She was a home maker but when the children left the nest she went about to do her own thing. She enjoyed an active career in ladies retail at the Jaeger store in Toronto’s Eaton Centre. Her success was due to her love of people, she always had something nice to say to everyone. Heather spent many summers at the Jarvis family cottage on Georgian Bay, surrounded by dozens of nieces and nephews (McCulloughs, Russells and Deeks) and where her reserved and unpretentious nature made her a very gracious four-time champion of the Minnicog Cribbage Tournament. She loved to travel, taking many trips with Bob and creating happy memories of good times over so many years. Having been brought up on a farm Heather was not accustom to boating and skiing.
Without a complaint she took to both with zest and fervor. Her passion: Crossword Puzzles – every morning with a pen, the day did not start until the Globe & Mail cryptic puzzle was completed. All will miss her infectious laugh and love of life. A special thank you to all of the staff at the Rekai Centre for their compassionate care and service.
A family service and internment will be held in Richmond Hill. A celebration of Heather’s life will take place at Northlea United Church, 125 Brentcliffe Rd., Toronto on December 9 at 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. with remembrances at 5:00 p.m.
Our lovely amazing Mom, Nan Kelly passed away quietly late Wednesday afternoon, Nov 29th, 2017, 88 years young, listening to her favourite Christmas music.
She was surrounded by her son Mark, and loving sisters-in-law June Kelly and Judy Caley.
Devoted Memere, caring Sister and Sister-in-law, lively Auntie, and forever Friend, we wish you Godspeed hon…enjoy your journey.
Arrangements for a Celebration of Life will be announced at a future date.