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The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors is sad to notify you of the death of William N. Wildman, OLS# 967.
We have received the following obituary from Bill's family members.
William Neil Wildman - May 17, 1931 - August 12, 2018
Dear Family, Friends and Neighbours,
Last night, William N. Wildman passed quietly at his home in Consejo Shores, Belize. Mr. Bill, as he was affectionately known, was a kind and gentle man who saw the light in every person whose life he touched. He loved the portrayal of Don Quixote, for his indomitable spirit and eternal struggle to find goodness in the world. Mr. Bill took the journey of life with an open heart, striving to live up to the vision of what a man could be and what our world could become.
A British/Canadian/Belizean real estate extraordinaire, land surveyor, developer, adventurer, and romantic swashbuckler, Mr. Bill brought his lust for life to the far corners of the world. He became a "larger than life" hero who dreamed the impossible dream and had the will to enjoy life's journey. One of the achievements that he was most passionate about was his life-long work on developing Consejo Shores, which became the most reputable community in Belize - a 50-year effort of vision,
determination and incredible foresight.
Not everyone has the qualities to become amazing. Most of us are ordinary people living life in an ordinary way. Yet, when a person steps up and finds that stairway to heavenly bliss... they are seen as shining beacons. May we always remember Mr. Bill as the quirky, charming, lovely and elegant man that he was. May the light of the world crown him in glory and carry him to the stars.
You can shed tears that he is gone
Or you can smile because he has lived
You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left
Mr. Bill was well-loved and remembered by many. At his request, we will not be holding a memorial. Please remember him as you wish.
The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors is sad to notify you of the death of Douglas Arthur Harrington, OLS# 871
The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors is sad to notify you of the death of George Glenday, OLS# 875
The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors is sad to notify you of the death of David B. Searles OLS# 1225
With family at his side, David Bruce Searles passed away at the age of 75 on Monday, June 25, 2018 at Village of Sandalwood. Beloved husband of Nancy of 51 years. Dear father of Jennifer (Constantino) and Andrew (Magdalene). Cherished grandfather of Nolan, Ella, Braydon, and Olivia. David will be fondly remembered by his sister Diane (Roger), sister-in-law Martha (Jim), cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, business associates, and Rotary Members.
David was a highly regarded member of the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors and Founder of David B. Searles Surveying Ltd.
Visitation will be held at the Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, 21 First St., Orangeville on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, June 29, 2018at 2:00 p.m. with visitation one-hour prior. The Searles' Family would like to thank the wonderful nurses and support staff at The Village of Sandalwood.
Memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
A tree will be planted in memory of David in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 2:30 p.m
The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors is sad to notify you of the death of Gordon Callander McRostie OLS# 632
Gordon passed away on June 9, 2018
What a life! Sky diving at 90; skiing at 95; and finding opportunity to be generous and encourage others throughout. His many talents included: water-skiing, wind-surfing, golfing, unicycling, juggling, poker-playing, gymnastics, tennis, bowling and ear wiggling. He was a most surprising host at dinner parties. Having been on a submarine, shipwrecked in Antarctica, climbed to base camp of Mt. Everest, his passion for travel took him to most countries and all our continents. His spot at the dinner table will now be vacant in many homes.
His final family dinner in March was attended by all who were at his side in his final days; his son Govindha, daughter Nora, nephew Jeff Kohl and his wife Kara, along with his good friends Joanna Gualtieri and her husband Serge Landry, Floren and Jesusa Nicolas, and his grandchildren Johanna Waller and her husband Don, Megan and Kate Poupore, as well as his great grandchildren, Remington and Madeline Waller.
In lieu of flowers, Gordon insists you consider a donation to the McRostie Integrity Fund a special project of the Canadian charity FAIR. Gordon was an ardent supporter of FAIR which advanced professional integrity. The McRostie Integrity Fund is a new project to teach and promote vocational integrity in youth.
The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors is sad to notify you of the death of Past President (1969) M. Neil Simpson OLS# 683
Neil passed away peacefully with his devoted daughter Tracy at his side on March 16, 2018 at Eastholme at the age of 96 years. Neil will best be remembered and admired for his adventurous spirit and his life-long dedication to his family and community.
Neil was born in Peterborough, Ontario, on August 20, 1921, the youngest of 6 children of William and Violet Simpson.
In the midst of pursuing his education as a Land Surveyor, Neil joined the RCAF and flew RAF Bomber Command in WWII. He married his beloved wife and soul mate Rosemary (nee Letang) on October 8, 1949 in Renfrew, Ontario. Together they moved to North Bay, Ontario shortly afterwards where they raised a family of 8 children. Neil was the owner/operator of a Land Survey business and practiced in Ontario for 50 years.
Neil was a dynamic member of the community generously giving his time to his family, friends, parish and local charities. He lived life to the fullest taking on numerous endeavours. As a pilot, avid outdoorsman and horseman, Neil always kindly included friends and family in his adventures. A treasured man has passed and will be mourned for our loss at least as much as his.
Predeceased by his beloved wife of 69 years, Rosemary (nee Letang). Loving father of Kathy Guthrie (John), Laurel Chad, Tracy (Greg Domanico), David, Tom (Sunny), Michael (Lee Ann), Chris and cherished Papa of 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Neil is predeceased by his parents; William and Violet Simpson, his children; Richard and Sandy, his siblings; Gerald, Rita, Jean, Noreen and Helen. Neil was a proud WWII veteran, he flew RAF Bomber Command. He was also a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus and President of the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors in 1969.
Family will be receiving visitors at the McGuinty Funeral Home (North Bay) on Monday March 26, 2018 from 2- 4pm. & 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption on Tuesday March 27, 2018 at 1 p.m.
If desired, donations to the North Bay Regional Health Centre and Community Living North Bay would be gratefully appreciated by his family. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to caregivers Cindy Giroux and Helen Liinamaa, Dr. Derek Ng, Dr. Rebekah King and the passionate team at Eastholme for their care and compassion shown to our Dad and family.
Online condolences can be made at www.mcguintyfuneralhome.com
Neil loved to share his adventures through story telling. In honour of Neil, the family would welcome any stories/anecdotes the members would like to share. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors is sad to notify you of the death of Robert D. Tomlinson OLS# 1110
We received the sad news of Robert (Bob) D. Tomlinson's passing from one of our members today.
He passed very suddenly, on January 7, 2018 in Cassellholme, North Bay. He was watching hockey in his room.
He will be cremated in North Bay and there will be a celebration of life on May 5, 2018 there. Bob's family are still working out the details at this point.
Currently, the AOLS do not have any further information regarding Funeral Service. We will follow up with a notice as soon as we receive more information.
God called Fernando peacefully on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the age of 47. He will be forever missed by his loving wife Rosie. Cherished by his dear children, Joey and Michael. Beloved son of Ida and Giuseppe, and brother of Carm (Doug Doctor), and Jay (Paola). Cherished uncle of Luca, Gabriel, Sicily, Samuel, Eloisa, and Massimo. Dear Son-in-Law of Giuseppe and Adelina Iafrate, and Brother-In-Law of Laura (Fernando Silva). Deeply missed by his best friend and honorary brother, Paolo Cornacchia. He will be held dear in the hearts of his family, relatives, and many friends.
Visitations will take place at the Vescio Funeral Home Woodbridge Chapel (8101 Weston Rd. 905-850-3332) on Thursday December 28, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, December 29, 2017 at a time to be determined at St. Jude’s Roman Catholic Church (3265 Weston Rd., south of Finch Ave.).
If so desired, donations in memory of Fernando may be made to the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities.
Online Condolences at: www.vesciofuneralhome.com
The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors is sad to notify you of the death of Past President Jack Young OLS# 1446
Jack passed peacefully in Markham-Stouffville Hospital on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 surrounded by his family. Survived by his wife, Sandy, his children Heather, Nancy, Bruce, Christie and grandchildren.
Jack was commissioned as an Ontario Land Surveyor, Canada Lands Surveyor and Professional Engineer. As well as private practice work in both surveying and engineering, he taught at Laurentian University and University of Toronto.
Throughout his professional life he was heavily involved in the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors as Councillor and President (1988) along with serving on numerous Committees. He was well known for his wise and sage advice, having helped many individual surveyors throughout his career.
Jack was key to the creation and management of the Association Senate. In recent years he acted as Parliamentarian during our Annual General Meetings and as Master of Ceremonies during the Veterans Dinner.
A private family service will be held in Markham on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in Jack's memory to the Educational Foundation of the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors, Rotary Gravenhurst or Laurentian University.