In Memory of Joan Milling

JOAN MILLING (née Easser) December 22, 1929 – March 5, 2019 To the vulnerable of the City of York, she was the tireless Executive Director of York Community Services (YCS), the first multi-service centre offering housing, health, legal and social services under one roof. She co-chaired the Stop Spadina Committee and shared credit for stopping the Spadina Expressway in its tracks. Raised on activism by her Workmens Circle parents Sarah and Sam Easser. Pioneer of the Cooperative Commonwealth Youth Movement (predecessor of the NDP Youth). Beloved sister of fellow CCF activists Percy Easser (Lorna) and Ruth Lesser (Stan). Predeceased by partner in the good fight, husband Gordon. Best friend and loving mother to Rob, partner Penny Marno, and Sue, partner Dave Robson. Traveller. Writer. Pundit. Aunt Joan to David and Marla Easser, Beth, Nancy and Adam Lesser. And on the Milling side – Stephen, Dennis, Gary, Lee, Cindy, Danny, Adam, James, Holly and Anne-Marie. Craft and art lover. Dearly missed and adoring Grandmother to Kevin, partner Danielle, Michael, partner Evelyn, and Christopher as well as granddaughter and chum Samantha. Piano lessons. Skating. Summers at Sturgeon Point.

Sadly passed on March 5, 2019, peacefully and just the way she would have it. She will be missed by her family, debating the front page of the Globe and Mail, martini in hand. In lieu of flowers, donate to a social justice or arts organization of your choice.

Join us for a toast to Joan on Sunday, March 10th at 58 Heathdale Road – Bathurst and St Clair West – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In Memory of Dr. Walter Prendergast

Dr. Walter Prendergast

PRENDERGAST, DR. WALTER FRANCIS (a.k.a. Prendy, Jake, Doc, Dr. P) Born January 23, 1922 in Toronto; died February 9, 2019 at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary; his treasured granddaughter, Rebecca; his sister, Mary; and his brother,Michael. Survived by his children, Annie, Clare, Hugh, Ellen and Alan; and his grandchildren, Isabel, Mary, Andrew and Calvin; and his sister, Ann. The service will be held at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church (230 St. Clair Avenue West) on Tuesday, February 19that 2:30 p.m. followed by a reception at 4:00 p.m. at 135 St. George Street.

The committal will be in the summertime at Emily Cemetery in Omemee, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of ‘Prendy’ to the:

Emily Chapel Fund, c/o Derek Lennox, 25 Sugarbush Trail, Lakehurst, ON K0L 1J0

The family gives their deepest thanks to his amazing team of devoted caregivers, and to the wonderful staff at the Veterans Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Condolences may be forwarded through Humphrey Funeral Home.

Sturgeon Point’s Turner Family

On Jan. 31, 2019, Jeff Turner was severely injured when he was hit by a train while working on the railway. Jeff was taken to the Trauma Unit at Sunnybrook Hospital with a number of serious injuries, including broken heel, 2 broken legs (left is compound fracture), broken pelvis, compound fracture of left arm, along with major soft tissue damage and some internal complications. He has endured a number of surgeries to date but is now stable and things appear to be heading in the right direction. Jeff’s wife Rossi and 4 children, Ethan, Briar, Rowan (Jag) and Kate are thankful that things aren’t worse than they are, however they realize they have a long road ahead

Find out how you can  help raise funds that help to support Jeff, Rossi, and their children on the road to recovery.

In Memory of Arline Hopkins

Arline Hopkins
April 1, 1923 – March 10, 2017
Arline Hopkins (née Harris) passed away on March 10 at Glynnwood Retirement Residence in her 94th year. She is survived by her two daughters, Heather (Wilbert Lai) and Joan Hopkins (Dexter Halsall), granddaughter Catherine Lai, brother Charles Harris, and sister-in-law Elizabeth Roberts. She was interred alongside her late husband, Fred Hopkins, at Riverside Cemetery in Lindsay, Ontario. A long-time Blue Jays fan looking forward to the 2017 season, Arline was happy, warm, fun loving, and a pleasure to be around. She will be missed by many family and friends.