Died peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto on Monday September 24, 2018 due to complications from metastatic melanoma. Born June 25, 1989 and taken from us way to soon at the young age of 29. Her parents James and Margo are overwhelmed by grief and sadness. She will be missed by her Grandmother Louise Mundle of Ottawa, Uncle Steven Sams (Donna) of Stratford, Connecticut, Aunt Susan Roberts (Doug) of Mississauga, Uncle Robert Mundle (Mi-Sook) of Kingston, Aunt Allison Mundle and Jamie Sanderson of Ottawa. Cousins Michael Sams (Nicole) of Stratford, CT, Michelle Sams of Tampa, Florida, Christie Negohosian (Rob) and daughter Cora of Chicago, Andrew Roberts (Alyssa) of Toronto, Matthew Sanderson and David Sanderson of Ottawa and Christopher Mundle of Kingston. She will also be missed by her friends in Toronto, Burlington, Ottawa, England, Naples, Florida, her co-workers and her precious cat Beau. Pre deceased by grandparents Genie and Lee Sams and Gordon Mundle.
Heather grew up in Burlington and attended Nelson High School. She left home for 5 years to attend Carleton University where she graduated with a degree in Communications and then received a Public Relations diploma from Algonquin College. After graduating she moved to Toronto working in social media for several companies including Amsterdam Brewery and most recently as an account manager for Bookmark. Heather had a passion for food, cooking, music and travel.
We would like to thank all the wonderful doctors, nurses and support staff at the Sunnybrook Hospital ICU. A special thank you to Dr. Pezo, Dr. Guest and Dr. Fowler for their expert care and compassion.
Cremation has taken place. At Heather’s request there will be no funeral service. A celebration of her life will take place on Sunday October 21st at Burlington Golf & Country Club from 1 to 4 pm. Please let us know in advance if you plan on attending by texting Margo at 1 239-682-3250.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Sunnybrook FOUNDATION – Odette Cancer Centre in memory of Heather.
Please don’t forget the sunscreen, stay away from tanning beds and get moles checked right away. It could save YOUR life!
Patricia Ann Himmelman passed away peacefully on Friday, September 14th, 2018 at Bridgepoint Hospital, Toronto, at the age of 75. Patricia had suffered many years with Alzheimer’s and is now at peace.
Patricia (Pat) was born in Calgary, Alberta, on April 2, 1943 to Laurence Arthur Himmelman and Margaret Joyce Himmelman (nee Mckittrick). Patricia was the oldest of five children.
Patricia went to Western Canada High School in Calgary and then went on to complete a Social Work degree at the University of Alberta. Through these years, Patricia was very active in most school sports and developed a love for sailing and swimming, both of which she excelled in. Patricia was also a very talented musician, passionate about the Arts, and enjoyed outdoor activities such as camping, hiking and skiing. Patricia very much enjoyed her summers at the family cottage at Chestermere Lake, and enjoyed traveling to Europe and Israel where she lived on a Kibbutz for a year.
Following her years of practicing Social Work in Calgary, Patricia moved to the West Coast. Later, Patricia moved to Montreal for a short time and then to Toronto where she settled permanently. Patricia was an intelligent, strong-minded and very intuitive person with many interests, which she loved to discuss with friends. She was ahead of her time regarding healthy living. She was involved with nutrition, Self-help, Gestalt Therapy and the Feldenkrais method which she believed in strongly, eventually training in it and joining the Feldenkrais International Association. Patricia loved swimming and did so almost every day. Patricia’s love for the Arts led her to a favorite, and that was Tafelmusik, where she regularly attended concerts and volunteered for many years.
Patricia is survived by her siblings Joy Himmelman, Katie (Himmelman) Grinham, Bryan Himmelman, Janie (Himmelman) Harris, and many cousins on the McKittirck side of the family.
Special thanks to: Kathryn Jones who was Patricia’s dear friend and Power of Attorney for her health for many years; Austin & Marilyn for their friendship and support to Patricia over some 30 years; and, a big thank you to Jacqueline Trinchan for the many years of companionship, loving care and fun that she shared with Patricia. Thanks as well to the staff of Fudger House where Patricia lived for many years.
There will be a Celebration of Patricia’s Life on Sunday, September 30th, 2-4 pm at the home of Austin and Marilyn, 252 Salem Ave, Toronto (east of Dufferin and south of Dupont). Please bring your “Patricia stories” and any photos you might have.
If friends so desire, please make a memorial donation in Patricia’s name to the Alzheimer Society Canada.
On September 11, 2018, Jerome Griff of Scarborough Ontario, son of Reinhold and Anneliese Griff passed away in his sleep at 44 years of age. He leaves behind his only son Mitchell whom he loved very much.
Born originally in Liverpool, Jerome moved to Ontario in his early twenties where he found his niche working in the property management industry. For the past seventeen years Jerome has worked hard as a superintendent at 3 Greystone Walk. He loved the residence in his care and took a personal interest in them. He is well known for helping them in times of need or just to provide a ride to the grocery store. He was helpful, kind and caring and will be missed by many.
Jerome loved Keto cooking; trying new recipes and having friends taste his creations. He also loved music and when Jerome gave a friend a hug, it was a bear hug.
Jerome’s closest friends describe him as someone “larger than life”. Someone, who had a big heart and whom they considered a true and loyal friend…a brother.
AUGUST 31, 2018
LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME WITHOUT HER – A HOLE IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER
Elinore Charendoff (nee Albert) passed away peacefully at the Kensington Hospice in Toronto just before her 83rd birthday on September 21st.
A woman of strength, courage, depth and substance , Elinore was a guiding light to the people who surrounded her. She was a world traveler who loved to document all that she learned about her adventures so she would not forget what she encountered. She was a prolific reader favoring mystery novels and a lover of all types of theater particularly intense thought provoking dramas. She had a quick mind that had an insatiable need for knowledge and was a dedicated yoga practitioner and healthy life advocate. She worked as a legal secretary for over 35 years and was generous with her knowledge always willing to help a friend with an true attitude of giving with no expectation of payment in return. All who were fortunate enough to call her a friend will be hard pressed to find another uncorrupted soul who genuinely cared for them and their welfare.
Elinore was predeceased by her loving parents Edith and Hyman Albert and brother Phillip. Elinore is survived by her loving daughter Terryl Lynne (Thomas) and her devoted brother and sister-in-law Lawrence and Maureen Albert and her neice and nephew Paula Kasey Albert and Braden Albert. She is sorely missed by many friends and associates and all that crossed her path no matter how short a time.
Elinore also had a gift for memorizing and reciting poetry. I would like to share one of her favorite verses:
We are no other than a moving row
A Celebration of Life will follow in the Future
We want to express our heartfelt appreciation to the wonderfully caring and compassionate staff and volunteers at the Kensington Hospice in Toronto. If ever there was a way to make a bleak and morbid situation any better, the consideration and kindness shown to my precious mother in her last days went a long way to mitigate the weight of the circumstances. It kept our mutual suffering to a fraction of what it could have been.
It is for this reason we ask that if any donations are made, they come in the form of donations to the Kensington Hospice and/or Pancreatic Cancer Research.
ELGIE, Dianne Elizabeth
May 31, 1958 – August 28, 2018
Forever Loved, Forever Missed
It is with great sadness, we announce that Dianne Elizabeth Elgie, of Markham, Ontario has passed away peacefully from complications with pneumonia in her 60th year surrounded by members of family and friends at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Dianne is survived by husband Steve Olsen, parents June and the late Donald Elgie of Orillia, Ontario, and Nina and the late Flemming Olsen of St. Albert, Alberta, beloved brother Craig (Julie) Elgie of Severn Bridge, Ontario, god-children Kyle and Evan Antic-Price of Keswick, Ontario, and countless friends and colleagues.
Dianne was a long-time member of H. H. Angus Group Consulting Engineers and ECE Group Consulting Engineers in Toronto, Ontario.
A celebration of Dianne’s life will take place on September 13, 2018 at 3:00 pm at the Westin Prince Hotel, 900 York Mills Road, Toronto, Ontario.
In lieu of flowers, it was Dianne’s wish that blood and stem cell donations be made to Canadian Blood Services.
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