The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors is sad to notify you of the death of William "Bill" Ernest Bennett, OLS 1292
It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the Bennett family announce the passing of Bill Bennett in Brampton Civic Hospital on Sunday, December 2, 2018. Beloved husband of Nancy Jean (nee Brooks). Loving father of Karen (David) and Will (Jolene). Cherished grandfather of Jack and Evan.
Bill loved his work as an Ontario Land Surveyor and was an avid golfer who loved hiking and baseball. He will be missed by his family and many friends.
Visitation will take place at the Andrews Community Funeral Centre - 8190 Dixie Road, Brampton (North of Steeles Avenue) 905-456-8190, on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. A funeral service will be held in the chapel of Andrews Community Funeral Centre on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 10:30am, following the visitation that will start at 9:30am.
The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors is sad to notify you of the death of Marcus Nouwens, OLS 1873
Marcus Johannes Theodorus Nouwens has left us. He is survived by his partner Rachel Hepburn Craig, his children Maike and Oliver Nouwens, his parents John and Cathy Nouwens, his brother and his wife, Harm and Kim Nouwens and their children Matteus, Maiya and Mitchell. He was 44.
Marc was many things: a proud Canadian born in the Netherlands, a skilled and dedicated engineer, a generous host. But what defined him most was undoubtedly fatherhood. His two greatest joys and achievements were his children. He loved Maike and Oliver with everything he had.
It was well known that Marc would do anything for his family and friends. Always quick to lend a hand or run an errand, he was unfailingly reliable, no matter the task. He gave of himself not just willingly, but enthusiastically. He lived for others.
When tasked with living for himself, however, Marc struggled. Depression would cast a dark cloud over his life, and over his sense of self-worth. And at moments when he needed help, it often became clear to those who cared about him that he didn't know how to receive it. That didn't stop him from trying.
Marc taught us many things. But he leaves us with one important lesson; that despite what many of us as human beings struggle with every day of our lives-feelings of loneliness, rejection, confusion, self-doubt-truth will help us move beyond these challenges, and love will light the path. Love is, and will always be, the only thing that truly matters.
Marc will be cremated and a memorial service will be held in his honour on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 . The memorial service will be held at the Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, located at 375 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto (416) 485-5572. Arrivals and greetings will start at 10 am, with the memorial service from 10:30 am - 11:30 am. The reception will be held at 63 Metcalfe Street, Toronto from 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm.
For those who wish to communicate their thoughts and feelings in writing, there are the following options: There will be both a guest book at the Memorial Service to sign and a basket into which guests are invited to leave letters or any mementos that they wish for Marc's family to have. There is also an email address that has been created for those who wish to send personal emails to Marc's family: firstname.lastname@example.org * There is also the Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre website, to be updated with more information shortly: Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre
The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors is sad to notify you of the death of Robert (Bob) George Holder, OLS# 961.
HOLDER, Robert (Bob) George - Born April 27, 1934 in Aurora, Ontario. He passed away on October 2, 2018, at Maison McCulloch Hospice in Sudbury, Ontario.
Bob was predeceased by his mother Eva, his father Edward, his brother Ted, and his loving wife of 44 years, Molly Holder (Parnham). He leaves behind his three children, Paul (Lynne), Mary Lou, and Brent (Linda), along with five grandchildren.
Bob was raised in the Midland/Orillia area where he met and eventually married Molly Parnham. They moved to Blind River in 1958 for Bob to begin his career in surveying and start their family. They moved to Sudbury in 1966 to start his surveying company, Endleman Holder Ltd, and eventually retired in Algoma Mills at the family cottage.
Bob enjoyed trolling for trout in the Summer and chasing deer in the Fall. Bob will be forever remembered as a great father and a loving and loyal husband. Bob's sign off, bye for now.
As per Bob's wishes, he will be cremated and buried with his wife's ashes at Orillia cemetery at a later date. Bob's children would like to express their sincerest gratitude to the entire staff at Maison McCulloch Hospice who are all truly amazing people. A special thank you to Doctors Cano, Walton, and Boissonneault for their care and compassion.
Bob's family will be holding a Celebration of Life at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76, located at 1553 Weller St., Sudbury, Ontario, on Friday October 12th, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Maison McCulloch Hospice would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to SUDBURY PARK LAWN CREMATION SERVICE.
The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors is sad to notify you of the death of George P. McFarlane OLS# 1485. George Peter McFarlane passed away on September 12, 2018 at Credit Valley Hospital in his 79th year, after a lengthy courageous battle with advanced prostate cancer, George transitioned peacefully into the arms of our loving Saviour. Beloved husband of Hope for 53 years. Cherished father of Lisa, Camille, Peter (Jennifer) and Hans (Karen). Sadly missed by grandchildren Mathew, Julia, Gabrielle, Robbie and Isabel. Also leaves to mourn and treasure his memory, brothers Michael (Barbara) and Victor (Jackie) and sister Pearl (Jim) as well as many dear nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by parents George Peter and Roslyn McFarlane, sister Gloria Hart and brother Joseph McFarlane.
Funeral Mass will be held on September 22, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Merciful Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, 2775 Erin Centre Blvd. Mississauga Ontario
In lieu of flowers, donations to Prostate Cancer Canada or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors is sad to notify you of the death of James William Walker OLS# 960 James William "Bill" Walker passed away peacefully at Kingston General Hospital in his 89th year on September 10, 2018. Beloved husband of Gladys for 67 years, dear father of Donald (Jennifer), Vancouver and David (Nealanne), Kingston. Sadly missed by many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great granddaughter. Predeceased by his father (Milton) and his mother (Bessie) and his twin sons (Ronald and Robert).
Bill, a professional Ontario Land Surveyor, retired from the Ministry of Transportation (Ontario) where he worked many years in Kingston and North Bay.
In his retirement years he maintained a very active life by being an enthusiastic golfer and curler. As per Bill's wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral service or visitation. Donations to the the Alzheimer's Society of KFL&A 400 Elliot Avenue, Unit #4, Kingston, Ontario K7K 6M9 would be appreciated by the family.
The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors is sad to notify you of the death of Charles Robert Morgan, OLS# 876.
MORGAN, Charles Robert - May 23, 1919 - June 29, 2018 Charles Robert Morgan, 99, passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elliot Lake, Ontario. He leaves his wife of 63 years, Norma Jean (nee Robb) and five children; Charlene, Leslie (Russell), Katherine (Chris), Peter (Jesse), Andrew and his seven grandchildren: Brooke, Adam, Dalyce, Darin, Tyler, Brandon and Ryan.
Son of William and Alice Morgan of Guysborough, N.S. Brother to, now deceased, John (Bertha), Edward (Fran), Douglas (Marion), Joseph (Mildred-surviving), Clinton (Margaret), Clair (Winifred-surviving), Mae and survived by Clyde (Mary) and Carrie (Curt).
Chuck, as he was known, attended Dalhousie University, became a surveyor which he practiced for many years in Kirkland Lake and later found that claim staking was his passion.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial scattering of his ashes will occur on May 23, 2019, which would have been his 100th birthday, in Guysborough. Messages of condolence to be sent to email@example.com.
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
It is with extreme sadness that the family of Doug Harrington announce his death in his 98th year, on Sunday, July 29, 2018. Doug and his beloved late wife, Marg, celebrated 60 years of love and devotion to each other. Cherished father of Claire and Clare Vander Beek, Jill Harrington Fox and partner Jeff Welsh, and Neil and Roxanne Harrington. Proud grandfather of Nicole (Duff), Alan (Erin), Miranda (Mike), Sarah and James and great-grandfather of Jack and Nash. Doug is survived by his two loving sisters, Joyce Thorogood and Jean Orange and nieces in England. Doug was born in SW London and received his education in the area, graduating from Kingston Junior Technical School (later College) in 1936.
At the outbreak of WWII he was involved in the manufacture of aircraft instruments and as such not allowed to join the military. However, regulations were lifted in respect of RAF aircrew duties and he joined the RAF in 1941.
He came to Canada in 1942 as a trainee under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and qualified as an Observer (navigator /bomber/gunner). During this time he met his future wife, Margaret. Returning to England he completed a tour of operations with 53 and 517 Squadrons Coastal Command. Doug was awarded the French National Order of the Légion d'honneur for participating in D-Day operations that liberated France. Post war, he was employed by the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain in the re-mapping of bombed areas of London before immigrating to Canada in 1950.
He received his commission as an Ontario Land Surveyor in 1954, and was employed by the City of Hamilton for 34 years, the last 22 as City Surveyor. Doug was active in a number of organizations, having been President of 447 Wing RCAFA, President of Hamilton Tennis Club, and Chairman of the Hamilton and District Group of Ontario Land Surveyors. He was a life member of the RAF Association, a member of the Aircrew Association and member of Branch 163 Royal Canadian Legion and life-long fan of Fulham Football Club.
He and Margaret were founding members of St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church (now Church of the Resurrection). A lifetime tennis player, he competed for many years as a senior player at both the Provincial and National levels, capturing the National doubles' title in 1996 and the Ontario singles' title in 2000. In 1999, at the age of 78, he captained a 4-player team representing Canada at the World Senior International Tournament in Barcelona, Spain. Apart from his love of tennis, Doug really enjoyed dancing. Doug and Margaret became accomplished dancers, belonging to two dancing clubs and toured Europe four times with a Brantford group. They were also avid travelers, seeing Canada from east to west, visited every continent, and over 50 countries. Doug was a long-time resident of the west mountain, resident at Court of Rushdale and most recently at Season's Retirement Community, Stoney Creek. He is a 10-year cancer survivor, remaining active as an amputee and driving until recently. Doug's sense of humour and love of family will be deeply missed.
Following his wishes, cremation has taken place. A service will be held at Church of the Resurrection, Garth Street and 435 Mohawk Road w., 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 4th. Reception details will be announced at the service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Canadian Warplane Heritage, Canadian Association for British Pensioners, Church of the Resurrection, or charity of your choice
The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors is sad to notify you of the death of George Glenday, OLS# 875
George passed away at Sunset Manor, Collingwood, on Monday, July 16, 2018 at the age of 87. George was born and grew up in East York spending many summers at the family cottage in Bala. One winter day after taking the streetcar to the top of Yonge Street with his older sister Betty (Glozier), he strapped on his first pair of skis. And a life long passion began.
George graduated from East York Collegiate in 1950 and still maintained cherished friends from that time. He articled to become an Ontario Land Surveyor and went on to run his successful business until retiring in the 1990's. In the summer of 1957, he ventured to Wigwassan Lodge where he met Marjorie (nee Kellett) and fell quickly in love. They married September 20, 1958. A full life ensued that included three kids: Peter (Karen), Craig (Tamsyn) and Linda (Simon) and his ultimate joy, granddaughter Katie. George and Marj were involved in the Curran Hall community where they lived in Scarborough, enjoying tennis, bridge and the odd costume party with many close friends. In 1963, George built a ski chalet at Craigleith, and that life long passion was shared with the whole family. It was there that we spent so much time together, grew our own passion for skiing and most importantly made lifelong friends. He loved to travel, and with Marj visited France, Scotland and Nashville for a reputed country stars' wedding...they skied in Aspen, Lake Tahoe and most recently in Whistler while visiting their grown children who had moved to British Columbia. The passion lives on. Marj and George retired in Craigleith (Collingwood), and continued to ski, play tennis, golf, film fest and enjoy the fabulous community. George had a sharp wit, a love of good jazz and lived work life balance before it was 'a thing'. He enjoyed carpentry (how many times did the kitchen move at the chalet?) a good read, a tough crossword, debating current events and a cold beverage on the deck. George passed away after a long illness with Lewy body dementia and Parkinson's disease with Marj cuddled up beside him. He faced his disease with grace and continued to charm and make wonderful friends up until the end. The family is incredibly grateful to the staff at Sunset Manor in Collingwood for their outstanding care. In lieu of flowers or donations, please take some time and go enjoy something you love to do.
The celebration of George's life will take place Sunday, September 30th, 3:00 p.m. at the Craigleith Ski Club Main Lodge.
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