Reginald Rex Wallace “Rex” Buckle passed away January 3rd, 2019 at his home in Toronto, ON at the age of 79. Rex was born on September 25th, 1939 in Vancouver, BC. He grew up in Mission, BC and graduated high school in 1956 at the age of 16. He continued his scholarly ways by studying Film & Theatre at the University of British Columbia, the University of California, Berkley and the University of Toronto. He taught high school in Salmon Arm and later at the University of Guelph. He eventually moved to Toronto where he was involved in his passion, theatre, as a director, administrator and board member. Rex loved Toronto and all the culture and diversity it had to offer. When he needed a quieter pace, he would escape to his family cabin at Lindell Beach, and in the most recent years, to Invermere, BC located in the Rocky Mountains. Rex will be missed by so many, including past students and peers, all those he worked with in the theatre industry, many special friends and of course his family. Rex is survived by his brothers, Ted (Laura) and Ron (Susie) Buckle, his nephews, Chad (Krissy), Josh (Veronika) and Joe (Jennifer) Buckle, Dan (Annika) Buckle, Ahren (Cynthia) Engelbracht, his niece, Megan (Jeff) Hubert, as well as many great nephews and nieces. He is pre-deceased by his parents, Percy and Eleanor Buckle and his sister, Susan Engelbracht. Rex did not wish to have a funeral and would like to have his ashes spread in the Rocky Mountains, a place that brought him much joy.
Archives for January 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Shirley (Bonnell) Hammond, at Brampton Civic Hospital on Monday, January 7th, 2019. Age 72 years.
Predeceased by parents Bertrum and Elizabeth; Brother: George Bonnell(Jean), Sisters: Elizabeth Crews(Alfred), Sarah Crews(Levi), Stella Searles(Hubert), Ellen Hillier and Ruby Bonnell
Leaving to Mourn are Husband: Paul Bourgeois, Sons: Gordon Hammond(Jacqueline), Ron Bungay(Shelly); Daughter: Margaret Micallef(Steve) Sisters:Doreen Masters(Benny), Emily Butt(Ron), Gertrude Rideout(Earl) and Marina Hills(Rick) Grandchildren: Josh Hammond, Megan Oakley, Jessica Hammond, Kara Micallef, Ashley Friesen, Mackenzie Cambell, Shawn Soaper, Jessica Burton Cassidee Bungay, Courtney Bungay, Caylee Bungay. Great Grandchildren: Gabriel Friesen, Jackson Chisaaka, Ptolemy Chisaaka, Doogie Chisaaka, Alexander Chisaaka, Oliva Cambell, Zackary Burton, Nora Burton.
Celebration of Life
Celebration of Life Service to take place on Sunday, January 20th, 2019 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 609 (1133 Queen Street East, Brampton) From 2:30pm until 4:30pm
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations can be made in Shirley’s Memory to The Canadian Diabetes Association.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Brampton Civic Hospital for their care.