Marian Packham C.M., Ph.D., DSc, F.R.S.C. University Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto December 13, 1927 ~ September 20, 2020
After having enjoyed ten weeks at the family cottage on Lake Joseph, our cherished mother died peacefully with her children by her side. Loving and beloved wife for 68 years of the late James Lennox Packham (2017). Survived by her son Neil and his wife Dale Wilson, daughter Janet and her husband John McCann, and her sister Helen Oldham. Predeceased by her sister Edith McClelland of North Vancouver (2009). Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and their families and special family friends.
Born in Toronto, Marian lived in Weston and attended Weston Collegiate. She graduated from Victoria College at the University of Toronto in Physiology and Biochemistry. B.A. 1949 , with the Lieutenant Governor’s Silver Medal. Her Ph.D. was in Biochemistry in 1954. Following nine years of part-time teaching biochemistry at the University of Toronto, she began her research career at the Research Station of the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph and then at the Blood and Vascular Disease Research Centre Unit at the University of Toronto.
In 1967 Marian rejoined the Department of Biochemistry, rose through the ranks and became a University Professor in 1989. She also held an appointment as a Visiting Professor part-time at McMaster University. Her research involved the study of blood platelets, their role in arterial thrombosis, and inhibition of their function by drugs such as aspirin. She became a highly cited scientist at a time when there were few women in biomedicine. In 1988 she shared the J. Allyn Taylor International Award in Medicine with J. Fraser Mustard. In 2012 she was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada, an unexpected and much appreciated honour.
Marian served on a number of departmental, faculty and university committees. Her scholarly responsibilities included membership on the editorial board of six journals in her field, and review committees of numerous institutions such as the Medical Research Council of Canada, the National Institutes of Health of the U.S.A. and the Ontario Heart Foundation.
In “retirement” she continued her teaching and research for six years, and then wrote books, articles and biographies about major figures and events in Canadian medical history. She received an Arbor Award for Voluntary Service to the University of Toronto.
Marian skied for seventy years and enjoyed the activities at the cottage frequently joined by friends and extended family. In retirement, she and Jim travelled extensively.
Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound). The family hopes to be able to arrange a celebration of life once pandemic restrictions make it possible. If desired memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or to the Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto would be appreciated.
Bruce Clarke May 4, 1954 ~ September 04, 2020
Passed away peacefully on Friday September 4, 2020 at the age of 66 surrounded by family after his battle with brain cancer. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Karen. Predeceased by his father Ronald Clarke. Survived by loving mother Dorothy McArthur (Alex). Remembered by his brother Jeff (Dianna), and sisters Sally (Marty), and Sandra. Sadly missed by his children Ben (Lyndsay), Dan (Candice), Samantha and stepchildren Bobbi-Jo (Troy), Don (Julie) and Joe. Cherished grandfather of Dominic, Madisyn, Owen, Cooper, Marshall, Nola, Joshua, Kira and Skye. Bruce will be remembered by his many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, friends and colleagues. A public visitation will be held at the Torrance Funeral Home on Thursday September 10, 2020. Due to Covid-19 guidelines, please call or email the funeral home for a visitation time. A private Funeral will take place. Cremation to follow. Later in the Fall, there will be a Celebration of Life held outdoors. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada would be appreciated. A special thank you to all the wonderful people who had helped and supported us during his illness.
Robert L. Draker October 5, 1942 ~ September 06, 2020
After a valiant battle with cancer, Bob passed away with the love of his life by his side. Loving, devoted husband and best friend of Ewa. Cherished father of Sherri (Dave) and Tanya (Sandy). Beloved Step Dad of Les and Nicki Kuta. Amazing Grampa to Shawn (Darlene), Daniel (Lindsay) and Andrew (Dustin). Irreplaceable Papa to Aniela and Uncle Bob to Josie. He will be lovingly remembered by his brother David (Lillian) and their children Stephanie, Jessica, Diana and David Jr. He will be dearly missed by the entire Bernacki, MacDonald, Draker and Side families.
Bob was a long time Stelco/Stelwire employee. He was a generous, kind and thoughtful man; Loved and respected by all who knew him. He was a true gentleman. He will be missed by many friends and extended family. The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to the nursing staff and Drs at the Juravinski Cancer Centre and the Hamilton General Hospital 6W ward for their care and compassion during his stay.
As per his wishes, cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound) Due to Covid 19, a celebration of life will be held at a later date when we can all be together to celebrate this amazing man the way he wanted us to. As an expression of sympathy donations to The Juravinski Hospital would be appreciated by the family.
“Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely”
EDWARD SALAI November 9, 1924 ~ August 28, 2020
Ed passed peacefully accompanied by his grand-daughter Carrie and Fran at the West Parry Sound Health Centre in his 96th year. Born to Austro-Prussian immigrants Sophia (Russin) and Johann; beloved husband of Carmel Boyd (2006); cherished father of Heather Borden (James), Gloria Sillech (2018) (Bob), Richard Kirk (Cathy); fond “Poppy” to Carrie and family friend Fran Whittaker; brother of Stanley (2000) (Idella) and uncle of Gregory (Katrina); dearest friend of Rev Donna Kerrigan.
Ed began his career with CPR at age 17, delivering telegraphs in Hamilton ON. In the 1940s he operated Mactier’s telegraph office, marrying Carmel in 1946. Together they ran Mactier Radio and Appliance until the 1960s, when Ed accepted an executive position with CPR Telecommunications, until retiring in the 1970s. Ed’s curiosity and love of learning inspired us all. In his late 80s he enrolled in sailing lessons on Georgian Bay and undergrad studies at Nipissing University, which awarded him as an honoured student in 2016. Though he loved travel, the centre of Ed’s universe was Lake Stewart, and he cared deeply for its water and wildlife.
The family acknowledges and thanks so many of those who supported Edward: Chris, Bob(s), Corrie, Bev, Robin, Nancy, Katherine, Rudolph, Heidi, his faithful companions Molly and Maggie, the United Church, Life Line, Meals on Wheels and Closing the Gap. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home, Parry Sound, with a Celebration of Life at Mactier Cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, dontations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation would be appriciated by the family. http://www.wpshcf.com
Marshall Roy Culp October 12, 1925 ~ August 30, 2020
Passed away peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Sunday August 30, 2020 at the age of 94. Beloved husband of the late Orla and Edith, and companion of the late Marjorie. Dear father of Gary (late Laura), and Phyllis Shoebottom (Peter). Loving grandpa of Troy Culp (Rose), Joe Culp, Jeff Culp, Ben Culp (Tracy), Shannon Shoebottom-Dale (Jamie) and Patrick Shoebottom (Peggy). Great grandpa and great great grandpa to many. Fondly remembered by his extended families. Cremation Arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound). A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Audrey Brickman October 2, 1936 ~ August 27, 2020
Passed away peacefully at the Gardens of Parry Sound Retirement Community on Thursday August 27, 2020 at the age of 83. Beloved wife of Glen Brickman of 64 wonderful years. Loving mother of Barry Brickman (Gary Lynn), Greenville North Carolina, Tamara Brickman, Parry Sound Ontario and Terry Brickman (Kim), Denver Colorado. Cherished grandmother of Cliff, Brittany Lynn (Rusty), Justin (Sammi), Andrew (fiancé Hailey), Angela (Benjamin), James, & Jazmine. Loving great-grandmother of Jacob and Aubrey Lee. Fondly remembered by her niece Sharman Adams, Kitchener Ontario, Deborah Brickman, Denver Colorado and her dear friends in the Parry Sound area and Southwestern Ontario. Predeceased by her parents Dalton & Frida Hinz, brother Kenneth Hinz, sister Betty Jean Adams. Predeceased by Clarence (Martha) Brickman, Carl (Ruby) Brickman, Almeda (Delmar) Smythe, Cecil (Merle) Brickman, Mildred (Harry) Youngblut, Dan Brickman. Survived by brother Gerald Hinz, Joan Brickman, Shirley (Roy) Feltz and several nieces and nephews. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound). A Celebration of Life will be held at the Bayside Family Church (4 Parry Sound Dr.) Due to COVID-19 restrictions, seating is limited so we ask that you call and reserve your attendance with Torrance Funeral Home (Ph# 705-746-4664) for the Celebration of Life event at the church. If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Bayside Family Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
William “Bill” Topping July 21, 1928 ~ August 22, 2020
Peacefully at Lakeland Long Term at the age of 92. Our hero and “Good Guy” passed away surrounded by his family. He was predeceased by his wife Gloria in 2009. He is survived by his beautiful children Lyn Gallagher and Judy (Dave) Topping. He will be greatly missed by his beloved granddaughters Erin (Ryan) and Heather. Great-grandpa to Paul “Pauly-wog”. Lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephew, Gray, Debbie, Kim, Anne, Gail and Kelly. He will be fondly remembered by his Son in law Gord Gallagher. Bill is predeceased by his brother Bob (Eve). Our sincere thanks to Dr. Leigh Davis and all the staff at Lakeland Long Term Care (Parry Sound) for taking such wonderful care of our Dad/Grampa and being with him when we couldn’t be. If desired as an expression of sympathy, donations to Lakeland Long Term Care would be appreciated by the family. http://lakelandltc.com