It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Lynne Mary Hutchison (Chalmers) on June 18, 2018 at the age of 82. Lynne will be greatly missed by her daughters Robin and Lindsay Hutchison, her sisters Joanne Robertson and Sheila Caldwell, her niece Jodi Robertson and nephews Kirk and Scott Robertson. She passed during her stay at Kensington Hospice in Toronto, ON where she was well cared for during the last weeks and days of her life.
Celebration of Life
There will be a small private family gathering followed by a public “Celebration of Life” for friends and family on July 7, 2018 from 11am – 2pm at the Toronto Harbour and a memorial cruise from 2-4 pm (contact Robin or Lindsay for further details).
We would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Kensington Hospice for the incredible care and compassion they gave to Lynne. For those who wish, memorial donations can be made to the Kensington Hospice.
Brampton — Janet Mathieson, 61, died June 6, 2018 at Grace Manor Nursing Home, predeceased by father Norman and mother Norma. Toronto-born, Janet spent many happy years in Dorval, Quebec until moving to Brampton in the 90s with her mother. Though mentally handicapped, her wit and winning smile helped Janet make friends easily. Four years ago, when her mother died, Janet had to make her own way in the world. She succeeded with the help of her dear friend Charmaine Gouveia. Janet’s health collapsed last October. Despite best efforts, nothing could be done to arrest her decline. Brothers David and Peter are saddened by her loss but glad that her suffering is at an end. She will be lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, including those she made at Grace Manor. Commemorative service at noon in Horizon Hall on June 24 at 45 Kingknoll in Brampton.
August 9, 1921 – May 31, 2018
Henry passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto on May 31 2018 at the age of 96 years. Son of Ella and Josef, predeceased by his beloved wife Wendy. Forever remembered by his son Herbert (Maria) and daughter Sylvia, grandchildren Birgit (Alex), Patrick, Nicholas and Gabriel (Julia), great grandchildren Solis, Jolie and Adrian, loving sister Emma Gyallay, nieces Christine (Vince) and Bette (Stan), and numerous other family and friends in Canada, the United States, Austria and Germany. Henry was born in Vienna, Austria in 1921 and moved to Canada in 1951, ready to tackle new language and culture challenges and succeed in a new world. Succeed he did and he enjoyed a long career as an engineer with the federal government and loved to recall the many bridges and roads he helped build. Well travelled, he loved to read and complete crossword puzzles. Henry’s friendliness touched many people including neighbours and staff at local banks, stores and restaurants. Many thanks to his caregivers and hospital staff who cared for him in recent years and a special thanks to his close friend Herb who helped ease his last years and final moments.
Celebration of Life
A celebration of his life will be held the end on Sunday, July 29th 2018. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Vern left us all May 25, 2018 with his life partner and family holding him tightly, expressing their love.
He was a son, brother, loving partner, uncle and great uncle.
He was predeceased by his parents Walter and Irene Milette. He is survived by his life partner Sal, sister Elaine, brother-in-law Richard, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, some really cool friends and beloved Jewels.
He faced all the challenges in his life with grit and determination with an “I can make this work” philosophy. He spent his life enjoying and being a part of the beauty that surrounded him. His inner vision and entrepreneurship is what drove Vern to create art, landscape gardens and design nightclubs. He had an ear for music and appreciated people with musical talents. His ability to overcome many of life’s challenges that he was presented with, were an inspiration to those who had met him.
I, his sister, will always be grateful to the love and attention he extended to his great nephew Adam who also faces life with some challenges.
Vern was loving and loved.
“You made the world a bit better or more beautiful because you have lived in it.”