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ONTARIO - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 24

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Date: Wednesday, 26 March 2008, at 5:53 p.m.

SOLINSKI, Stan T. (P.Eng.)
Our father Stanley (Stan) Solinski died peacefully in Ottawa, on April 3, 1998, at the age of 72. We loved him dearly and we will miss him tremendously. Dad was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He attended the University of Saskatchewan and graduated as a Chemical Engineer in 1948. He then went on to work in technology, production and engineering for Alcan until his retirement in 1986. Dad enjoyed fishing, golfing and curling with his many dear friends in Arvida, Montreal, Florida and Ottawa. He was extremely proud of us: Mary, John (Lise), Kathy (Mitch), and we will miss his gift of laughter and generosity. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Sandra, Tania, Emma, Tyler, Anne-Sophie and Jessyca. He will be fondly remembered by his sister-in-law Kay Sloan (Kitchener), his nieces and nephews (Montreal, Kitchener, Vancouver), his cousins (Winnipeg, Regina, Texas), and many very dear friends. Dad is now reunited with our Mom Doris Andrews, his brother Jim Sloan and his parents Mary Wicijowski and John Solinski. We would like to sincerely thank the staff of St. Vincent's Hospital and Dad's personal caregivers, especially Lorraine Villeneuve. Family and friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of the Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road, at Roosevelt, Ottawa, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 6 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 153 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa. In lieu of flowers, donations to an educational institution or scholarship fund would be appreciated.

FRISBY, James Allan
(F.O., '39-'45 Star, Atlantic Star, Burma Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, Operational Wing for One Tour (Air Tour Rescue). Jim Frisby, in hospital at Ottawa on Sunday June 7, 1998 after a courageous battle with cancer. Founder and owner of Frisby Tire Co., Ottawa. R.A.F., 1941-1945. Jim Frisby beloved husband of Elizabeth Robinson. Loving father of Dennis, Donald and his wife Sarah and Alan and his wife Laura. Also survived by six loving grandchildren: Timothy, Tyler, Angela, Emily, Thomas and Richard. Served and flew with R.A.F. Air Rescue Squadron in the U.K. and Far East, completing one Tour of Operations. Past President Royal Canadian Legion, Kemptville Branch. Past President: Ottawa Transportation Club, Canadian Tire Dealers and Retailers Association. Mr. Frisby saw his retail tire stores in Ottawa grow from one to five, making them one of the largest independent tire dealers in Eastern Ontario. Friends may call at Tubman Funeral Homes, Westboro Chapel, 403 Richmond Road, Ottawa; Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Martin's Anglican Church, 2120 Prince Charles Road, Ottawa on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre Foundation, Cancer Research, 190 Melrose St., Ottawa K1Y 4K7.

TREPANIER, Linda (nee Dalpe)
Passed away November 26, 1998, at the age of 47 years, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Linda went to be with her lord and saviour, Jesus Christ, surrounded by her loving family. Precious mother of Jocelyn and Jason. Beloved daughter of Charles Dalpe, and the late Janet Dalpe (1993). Dearest sister of Connie and Al Ouellette, Terry-Ann and Rick Fauteux, Sherri and Jeff Gallagher, and Christine and Jim Reenes. Predeceased by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dalpe, and Mr. and Mrs. Alex LaChance. Longtime companion and devoted friend of Ron Trepanier. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Visiting at the WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 1700 TECUMSEH ROAD EAST, on Saturday, November 28, 1998 from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Service Monday, November 30, 1998 at 8:45 a.m. from the funeral home, then to Our Lady of Assumption Parish for funeral mass at 9:30 a.m. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations to The Canadian Cancer Society or to The Hospice of Windsor would be greatly appreciated by the family.

McGINNIS, John Archibald, Brigadier General (Retired), C.M., C.D.
McGINNIS, John Archibald, Brigadier General (Retired), C.M., C.D. Former Managing Director of the Toronto Historical Board and former Chairman of the Metro Toronto and Region Conservation Authority; former Commanding Officer, Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment) and later Commander, 15 Militia Group. Following that appointment he was Senior Militia Advisor for Ontario.
Tuesday, February 16, 1999
McGINNIS, John Archibald, Brigadier General (Retired), C.M., C.D. Former Managing Director of the Toronto Historical Board and former Chairman of the Metro Toronto and Region Conservation Authority; former Commanding Officer, Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment) and later Commander, 15 Militia Group. Following that appointment he was Senior Militia Advisor for Ontario.
He died peacefully, surrounded by family members, on Sunday, February 14, 1999, at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, following a short illness. He was 79. John McGinnis was born in Flos Township, Ontario, son of Frederick Joseph McGinnis and Martha Emily Vollick (van Valkenberg). He is survived by his wife Carol Gregory McGinnis, their children Martha and Gregory, and daughter-in-law Gayle. Predeceased by his first wife Margaret Scott McGinnis (in 1959) and survived by their daughter Diane Daniel of Toronto; sons Jon (Christine) and Ross of Brampton; grandsons Christopher and Sean Daniel (Kim Rowan) and Jeff McGinnis; great-grandchildren Ingrid Rowan and Galen Daniel-Rowan; numerous nieces and nephews and their families. He served in the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps throughout W.W.II from 1939 in Canada, England and Northwest Europe, and subsequently in the Canadian Army Militia. He was Past President and Life Member of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps Association; Past President, Royal Canadian Army Cadet League (Ontario); Life Member, Royal Canadian Military Institute; and Past President, Fort York Branch, Royal Canadian Legion. He was appointed Member of the Order of Canada in 1984 in recognition of his leadership in historical preservation. The family will receive friends at the HUMPHREY FUNERAL HOME-A.W. MILES CHAPEL, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) from 4:30
6:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Conservation Foundation of Greater Toronto, 5 Shoreham Drive, Toronto M3N 1S4 or to the Toronto Historical Board Trust Fund, 205 Yonge Street, Toronto M5B 1N2 would be appreciated.

SELLERS, Margaret Anne (nee Aikins)
Margaret Anne Sellers died in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on October 1st, 1999. Born in 1915, the former Peggy Aikins was a lifelong resident of Winnipeg. She was the first recipient of the Janice Filmon Award for Leadership in the Advancement of Cancer Care and Research in Manitoba. In 1998 she established the Margaret Anne Sellers Chair of Cell Biology at the Manitoba Cancer Foundation. In 1987 she established the George H. Sellers Endowment Fund for the express purpose of promoting research for the treatment of cancer. Her work as a volunteer patient representative at the Cancer Foundation led to the development of patient advocates. She received an Honorary Doctor of Canon Law from St. John's College; she had been made an Honorary Fellow in 1986. Throughout her life she was an active volunteer, fund raiser and philanthropist. Her interests included Balmoral Hall School for Girls and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. She was a former member of the board of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, St. John's College and the Red River Exhibition. A well-known equestrienne, Peg was instrumental in introducing dressage to Western Canada. In 1971 she loaned a horse to the Canadian Equestrian Team which won a gold medal in dressage at the Pan Am Games in Cali, Columbia. Her other varied interests included tennis, painting, weaving, embroidery, interior design and landscaping. For over fifty years she was best friend, helpmate and supporter of her husband George in his many business and community activities. She was predeceased by her husband George Henry Sellers, and son David Henry Aikins Sellers. She is survived by two daughters Anne Harvey and husband John of Mississauga, and Joan Audette of Ocala, Florida, her daughter-in-law Erin Sellers of Banff, her sisters Dime Riley of Winnipeg, and Jean Mulholland of Oakville. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren James Sellers and wife Margot Naudie, Leslie Sellers and husband Greg Patychuk, Kate Tooke and husband Rob, Kim Nichols and husband Don, Sarah McLeish and husband Greg, Chris Harvey, Meg Audette and Ryan Audette, and great-grandchildren Georgia and Jacob Tooke, Tia Patychuk and Brittney Nichols. A Funeral Service will be held at St. George's Anglican Church at 168 Wilton Street, Winnipeg, at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 5, 1999. The family wishes to give special thanks to Carolyn Barrit, Gail Best, Dr. Lorne Brandes and the staff of D4 Health Sciences Centre. Donations to the Margaret Anne Sellers Chair of Cell Biology, Manitoba Cancer Foundation, 100 Olivia Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0V9, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. THOMSON FUNERAL CHAPELS (204) 783-7211

WINGROVE, Patricia Mae
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 3, 1999 at Riverdale Hospital. She is survived by her beloved husband of 36 years, Tim and her devoted children Jim of Toronto, Scott of Vancouver and Kelly of Calgary. She will be remembered by these family and friends who have provided encouragement and support over these past difficult months. A Memorial Service will be held at the MURRAY E. NEWBIGGING FUNERAL HOME, 733 Mount Pleasant Road (south of Eglinton) on Thursday at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the United Way of Greater Toronto would be appreciated.

Suddenly at his residence on November 11, 1999, ROSS BECHARD, of Sarnia. Survived by Rosemary Bechard and loving partner Janet Coker. Dear father of Tim Bechard and wife Norma and their children Kely and Karen (deceased), Sarnia, Keith Bechard and wife Mia and their children Nicole, Lauren and Christopher, Toronto, Kevin Bechard and wife Pam and their children Daniele, Rochelle, Aaron, Mitchell and Chloe, Kitchener, Christopher Bechard, Victoria, B.C., Joan Hett and husband Tom and their children Erica, Sarah and Amanda, Guelph, Patricia Pequegnat and husband Ian, and their children Jonathan, Elizabeth and Rachel, Carolyn Hannon and husband Rob and their children Ryan and Alexandra, Burlington. Brother of Don Bechard and wife Jane, Alfred Jenner and wife Pauline, Leonard Jenner and wife Virginia, Clarissa Peltier, and sister-in-law Helen Jenner all of Chatham-Kent. Predeceased by brothers Harry Jenner and William Becherd and sister Monica Beattie. Ross was a graduate of the University of Michigan, a longtime successful businessman in many fields, current owner of Entropex and M.A.K. in Sarnia and Precision Tech in Cambridge. Former Chairman of the Board of St. Joseph's Health Centre, member of Sarnia Yacht Club and Sarnia Golf and Curling Club. A man who generally just loved life and the business world. Friends are invited to bring written memories and share verbal memories with the family at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia, 7-9 p.m. Sunday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday where prayers will be offered at 7 p.m. Monday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Michael's Church, Bright's Grove 2 p.m. Tuesday. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to the St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 89 Norman St., Sarnia, N7T 6S3 or the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 774 London Road, Sarnia, N7T 4Y1.

(former Professor at Simon Fraser University for 25 years). Born in London, England on May 7, 1938. Died in Burnaby, B.C. on December 2, 1999. Survived by his loving son Nick Hurst and by his brothers Roy Hurst and Leslie Hurst. Affectionately remembered by Wendy, David and Steve. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. First Memorial (604) 980-3451.

STAIRS, John F., Q.C. (Commander R.C.N.V.R.)
Peacefully at home in Abercorn, on December 31, 1999, in his eighty-sixth year. Beloved husband of the late Shirley Goodall. Survived by his best friend and wife, Suzanne Gourdeau Côté and his loving children: Sonia (Henry Caron), Jeremy (Nancy Layton) and Gavin and his grandchildren Cecily Clemmons, Andrea and Colin Stairs. Predeceased by his sister Eileen White and survived by his sisters Charlotte Starkey (the late Hugh), Deborah Rotherham (Hank) and his brother Robert (Sybil) and all of their children. He will be greatly missed by his loving step-family: Suzanne Côté Reford, Jacques de B. (Donna), Michel, Pierre L. (Deirdre), Valérie Côté Drouart (Alain), Elizabeth and fifteen step-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Grace Anglican Church, 52 rue Principale Sud, Sutton at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 8th. No flowers please. A donation may be made to the Foundation of the Brome Missisquoi Perkins Hospital, 950 rue Principale, Cowansville, Quebec, J2K 1K3.

LEJASISAKS, Lieselotte "Lottie" (nee Zeller)
Peacefully, at Toronto Grace Hospital, Tuesday, March 21st, 2000, after a lengthy illness, at age 67. Lottie, dear wife of husband John. Dear step-mother to Robert and friend Susan, and loving grandmother of Robbie and Lennie Lejasisaks, and step-mother to Diana and husband John Keevil. Lottie, beloved sister of Rudolf and wife Sigrid Zeller of Kelowna, B.C. and sister to Theo Zeller and wife Charlotte and daughter Andrea, brother Eugen Zeller and wife Irmgard and daughter Heike, brother Walter Zeller and wife Brunhilde and daughter Kristine, all of Heidelberg, Germany. Lottie will also be missed by beloved sister Irmgard and husband Fred Kuhnle and nephews Ulrich and Eckehardt Kuhnle, also of Heidelberg. Lottie is predeceased by her brother Hans. Friends may call at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (south of Wellesley) on Friday, March 24th from 2-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Coach House Chapel of the funeral home on Saturday, March 25th at 11 a.m. with interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

WARD, John Clive
Died in the Victoria General Hospital, Victoria, B.C., in his 76th year. Son of the late Joseph Ward and Winifred Palmer. His memory will be cherished by his sister Mary (Vladimir) Pavezka and nephews John (Holly Johnson), Stephen, Peter (Sandra) and by his grandnephews and niece. John was educated at Oxford University and taught at Princeton, John Hopkins, the Carnegie Institute of Technology and Macquarie University (Australia). He was a gifted theoretical physicist and his famous ;Ward Identities have had a profound influence on field theory. He was a fellow of the Royal Society and had been awarded several prestigious physics medals. John was an accomplished pianist and French horn player. John's family is deeply grateful for the compassionate care provided by doctors, nurses and other caregivers in Duncan, Victoria and Cobble Hill, B.C. In Dr. Ward's memory, donations, if desired, may be made to the charity of your choice. SANDS of DUNCAN ;A Tradition of Trust (250) 746-5212

HOLLYER, Cameron Robert
Peacefully, after a short illness, on Sunday, June 4 in his 74th year. Described as a poet laureate, gentleman and literary scholar who served as a librarian for 33 years at the Toronto Reference Library. Cofounder and curator or the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes collection-one of the largest in the world. He held honours degrees from Harvard University, State University of Buffalo, and University of Toronto. Cameron is remembered by his family, friends and colleagues for his gentle humour, kindness, generosity, way with words and vast knowledge. Dedicated husband of Mary (deceased), he is survived by daughter Mary-Beth, son-in-law Jono Grant, son Martin, son Greg and daughter-in-law Heather as well as two devoted grand daughters, Meaghan and Maureen. Also survived by brother, Stuart Hollyer of Phoenix, Az, sister-in-law, Amy and nephews, Robert and Russell. There will be a memorial service at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 19th at St. John's Norway Anglican Church, 470 Woodbine Avenue, Toronto. In recognition of his lifelong passion for and support of the arts, literature and Sherlockania, the family would appreciate any donations may made in Cameron's name to the Toronto Public Library Foundation, 789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario M4W 2G8. If you wish, you can indicate whether your donation is to be used for the Conan Doyle collection or the literature collection.

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