The family of Dianne M. Scott, wife of the late L. Mansel Scott, and daughter of the late LeBaron and Freda (Holder) Sheldrick are saddened to announce her passing which occurred on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at the Saint John Regional Hospital after a brief illness.
Dianne was a 1959 Teachers’ College graduate and a longtime member of NBHEA. She spent her working career as a Home Economics Teacher for over 36 years, most of these at Barnhill Memorial School. Together, Dianne and Mansel loved to travel across the Maritimes and Eastern United States by trailer with kids and dogs in tow, finally spending many years at Pine Cone Trailer Park in Sussex.
In retirement, Dianne spent most of her free time volunteering with the School Milk Fund, Saint John Art Centre, Saint John Sculptures, and the Imperial Theater, among many others. Specifically, she was very active with the School Milk Fund organized in 1961 to provide milk for school children in need of extra nutrition in the Saint John schools.
Dianne is survived by her daughters, Cindy (Mike Splane) and Kim (Everett Crawford), her sister and best friend, Donna, sisters, Terry, Debby and Lori along with many nieces, nephews, numerous friends and her cherished pets. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by brother, Billy.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB, (506-634-7424). Visitation will take place on Monday, December 4, 2023, from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. Interment will take place in Ocean View Memorial Gardens at a later date. Donations in memory of Dianne may be made to the Saint John School Milk Fund or to the ICU at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Online condolences may be placed at www.BrenansFH.com.
Vivian May Bruce (May 4, 1931 – October 12, 2023)
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Vivian Bruce on October 12, at the age of 92.
Vivian was born in Regina and spent her early years in the small town of Bechard, Saskatchewan where her father was a grain buyer for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. She was an only child who grew up with family around her. Vivian was especially close to her cousin William (Bill) Long, and as an adult she became a member of his family sharing holidays and celebrations with them. Her family moved to Regina in her high school years where Vivian graduated from Balfour Tech.
Vivian continued her education in Winnipeg at the University of Manitoba where she graduated with a B.Sc. (H. Ec.). She completed a dietetic internship at the Vancouver General Hospital in 1954. She then began her career in dietetics at the University Hospital in Saskatoon where she met a lifelong friend and colleague Vera Moroz. In 1960 Vivian returned to the University of Manitoba where she completed her M.Sc. in Nutrition.
In 1963 Vivian began a 33-year career at the University of Manitoba. She took a study leave to complete a Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin in 1972. In 1981 she was a visiting associate professor of nutrition in surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Vivian took an active interest in her students. As one said on the occasion of presenting her with an award in clinical nutrition, “Her undergraduate students were her children and her graduate students were her family.”
In 2019, Vivian was recognized with an Order of Manitoba. The citation stated, “As professor of food science and nutrition at the University of Manitoba, Dr. Vivian Bruce was instrumental in conducting the first research exploring the health benefits of canola oil and establishing its unique nutritional properties. Working with her colleague, the late Dr. Bruce McDonald, she conducted important research with positive ramifications for food science and the economic viability of key Manitoba crops.”
Vivian was an active member of the University Women’s Club for many years where she was involved with the walking group, current events and bridge. She was a member of Crescent Fort Rouge United Church where she participated in the outreach program that led to her volunteer work with refugees. Vivian enjoyed travelling for many years with her friend Jackie Dupont.
Vivian was predeceased by her parents Douglas and Lela (Long) Bruce and cousins Bill and Eleanor Long. She will be lovingly remembered by her many cousins, among them Margaret (Bruce) Young, Lizabeth (Stan) Oleksinski, and Timothy (Brenda Beckman-Long) Long and their families. She will be deeply missed by her many close friends including Kim McKay and Tracy McKay.
We would like to thank Carrie and Jasmine and all the staff at Riverwood Square for their kindness and care while Vivian lived there. Thank you to Dr. Cavers, nursing staff and nursing assistants on 4 South Victoria General Hospital for their kind and compassionate care.
A Celebration of Life will be held November 15 at 10:30 am at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, 525 Wardlaw Avenue Winnipeg. For those who wish to attend virtually, follow one of the links below.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to The Dr. Vivian Bruce Bursary Fund, at the University of Manitoba or the charity of your choice.
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Margaret Arcus, Professor Emerita of the School of Family and Nutritional Sciences, on June 27, 2023. Margaret was born on April 30, 1935 in Auburn, Nebraska, U.S., and completed her PhD in Home Economics Education from Iowa State University.
Margaret was founder of the Family Studies program at UBC. She was the Director of the School of Family and Nutritional Sciences when it was part of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, and taught Family Studies and Home Economics from 1968 until her retirement in 1999. Margaret was a highly esteemed academic and a true professional in how she treated colleagues, students and staff. Always with a smile and friendly demeanour, she performed her duties as an administrator and educator very well, receiving numerous teaching awards from UBC and from the National Council on Family Relations.
She was active in provincial, national, and international home economics and family studies organizations including the Canadian Home Economics Association (CHEA), the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), and the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE). In 2000, NCFR established the Margaret E. Arcus Outstanding Family Life Educator Award in her honour.
While a student at Iowa State University, Margaret met Peter Laurence Arcus of Hamilton, New Zealand, and they were married on June 26, 1966. Throughout their married life, they were best friends and true partners who shared a love of family, of music and theatre, and of travel to many corners of the world.
Original source: UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems
It is with sadness we announce the passing of Joan Marilyn Allen-Peters, age 90, of Kentville, NS formerly of Amherst, NS. Joan passed away at the Evergreen Home in Kentville, NS on Tuesday, December 13, 2022.
Born in Amherst, NS, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth Patterson and Dora (Jones) Allen.
Joan attended Amherst Regional High School then Acadia University where she graduated in 1953 with a B.Sc with honors. After receiving a Masters degree in science from Penn State in 1955 she worked as a nutritionist at University of Delaware, was an instructor of home economics at the University of Hawaii and served as a home economics advisor for Iroquois Gas in Buffalo, NY before eventually settling in Durham, New Hampshire where she worked as a professor of home economics at UNH. During this time Joan was involved as an editor and host of several television programs at WENH in Durham where she received many accolades and awards for her service and programs in TV. In 1967-8 Joan took time out to work at Queen Elizabeth College in London, UK before returning to UNH.
In 1970 Joan took a job with the United Nations Development Program and worked at an agricultural college in the Philippines until 1972 when she returned to New Hampshire.
In 1979 Joan worked for the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute and was stationed in Kingston, Jamaica where she was nutrition educator and coordinator for much of the West Indies until 1982 when she returned to Nova Scotia briefly before taking an education post at Bath College of Higher Education, Bath, UK in 1983. During this time she travelled extensively and lived in Geneva, Switzerland and Sri Lanka for a spell.
In 1987 Joan returned to Nova Scotia once again and became a professor of Home Economics at Acadia University, her Alma Mater, until her retirement and she remained active in the Wolfville community.
In her later years, Joan lived at Wickwire Place then finally in assisted living at Evergreen Home in Kentville, Nova Scotia.
She is survived by son Karl Peters, brother Deane Allen, sister-in-law, Nancy Allen, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her mother Dora, father Kenneth and brother David Allen.
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church Street, Amherst, NS, (902 667 8777). A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 12th, 2023 at 2pm at the First Baptist Church. Livestream will be available through the church website at Funeral Service for Joan Allen Peters - YouTube.
Donations in memory of Joan may be made to a charity of your choice.
Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting online memorial at www.jonesfamilyfuneralcentre.ca or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page.
Original obituary from Jones Family Funeral Centre.
BRIDGMAN, YVONNE LOIS (nee BATEMAN) December 22, 1930 - June 6, 2023 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving mother and grandmother. Yvonne was born on December 22, 1930, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and passed away on June 6, 2023, at Simcoe Hospice in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Predeceased by her parents, Gordon and Mayme Bateman; and her sister, Ira-Jane Wilton. She is also reunited with her life partner, Jim Feather. Loving mother of Wendy (Paul) and Shelley (Steve); devoted grandmother to Coleman (Ashley), Robin (Rory) and Carley; and fondly remembered by Jim's children and grandchildren.
A woman of many accomplishments, Yvonne graduated from the University of Toronto in Household Sciences and began her career with Enbridge, creating recipes in their test kitchen. A holiday to England instigated a career change, where she was instrumental in assisting with the launch of the family wholesale giftware business. At the age of 42, she attended Seneca College to brush up on her business and computer skills. Continuing her love of the giftware industry, Yvonne was involved in the creation of the Canadian Gift and Tableware Association (now called CanGift), and served as President for eighteen years until her retirement in 1996.
Yvonne also enjoyed curling and lawn bowling, being a member of the Thornhill Golf and Country Club and the Willowdale Lawn Bowling Club. She also served as the President of the Ontario Lawn Bowling Association for many years. She enjoyed nothing more than a good game of bridge, and was also a voracious reader and could almost always be found with a book in her hand, right up to her final days. For all of her accomplishments, the high- light of her life was her grandchildren. She was an active audience member for soccer games, dance recitals and at horse stables. Her joy was watching her grandchildren grow, and her love will stay with them.
Visitation will take place at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 30 Worsley St., Barrie, on Sunday, June 11, 2023, from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. A private interment will take place at the Queensville Cemetery, 20778 Leslie St., Queensville. Donations in Yvonne's memory may be made to either the Barrie Food Bank or Hospice Simcoe, and are greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences and memories may be left at: www.steckleygooderham.com.
Obituary originally posted at The Toronto Star Obituaries.
Eleanor died peacefully on February 10, 2023 in her 94th year, with her family by her side.
Eleanor is lovingly remembered by her children Roxanne (Terry), Greg (Candy) and Andrea (Terry). She was the much loved grandmother of Jenna (Rich), Marley (Jason), Tamara (Matthew), Breanne, Alexandra (Justin), Ainsley (Ian), Scott (Towella) and Graham (Denise). Eleanor was the proud great grandmother of Clara, Mia, Penny, Isla, Carter, Nella and Emmett. She
is survived by her dear sister Gertrude and her 6 nieces and nephew. Eleanor was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, James Carlson, her parents Lewis and Reta, and her siblings Lewis and Mary.
Eleanor was born on Oct. 16, 1928 in the historic town of Shelburne N.S. After graduating from Shelburne Regional High School she moved to Toronto where she received her Honours B.A. from the University of Toronto. She was thrilled to attend her 65th UofT reunion with her daughter Andrea. Eleanor also received her teaching certificate from the Ontario College of Education and her M.Sc. from the University of Manitoba.
Eleanor began her Home Economics teaching career in Kenora, Ontario. When Jim's military career brought them to Zweibrucken, Germany, she taught at 3 Wing. She completed her teaching career in Winnipeg, Manitoba at Grant Park High School where all three of her children attended. During that time, she co-wrote the Family Studies textbook This is the Life.
When Eleanor retired from teaching, she and Jim moved back to her family home in Shelburne. Jim and Eleanor were passionate world travelers who loved to entertain. She was a wonderful cook who combined her love of food and history to publish a cookbook entitled Loyalist Foods in Today's Recipes.
Eleanor became a certified genealogist and wrote several books tracing the roots of a variety of Nova Scotia families. She also edited the Lost Mariners of Shelburne County and co-authored the Veterans of Shelburne County. Eleanor was a founding president of the Shelburne County Genealogical Society.
Another passion of Eleanor's was rug hooking. One of her pictorial rugs of West Blanche was featured in A Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs IV and she has some pieces displayed in the NS Rug Hooking museum.
The family is grateful for the incredible care that Eleanor received at Ridgewood retirement home in Bridgewater.
If desired, donations to the Shelburne County Archives & Genealogical Society or the Shelburne Loyalist Food Bank would be gratefully received.
A celebration of Eleanor's life will take place on Sunday July 30, 2023 from Huskilson's Funeral Chapel, 58 Bulkley Street, Shelburne, N.S. Online messages of condolence may be made here.
Original obituary from legacy.com.
After a full and very active life, living in her own home till the end, Elizabeth "Betty" Munro (nee ORD) has passed away in the compassionate care of the Hospice Quinte, on April 20, 2023, at the age of 94. Born December 7, 1928, in Ballater, Scotland. Predeceased by her sister, Isobel; and her beloved twin brothers, Fred and Jim Ord. Mum was very proud of her training and accomplishments in the Aberdeen School of Domestic Science or "Dough School." After immigrating to Canada with our Dad, Duncan Munro, in 1954, she became a proud Canadian, raising three daughters and running her home, as well as their beloved cottage. Wherever Mum was, you could enjoy her wonderful scones, shortbread and her most memorable coffee cake. Mum not only had a strength of character but also formidable physical strength, as she participated in and enjoyed many arduous hikes, canoe trips, and far away adventures in distant lands. Our Mum leaves behind her three daughters, Dianne (Art Price), Sandra (Steve Sormaz) and Lorraine (Dave Whitby); six grandchildren, Pamela, Brent, Dale, Jack, Mitchell, and Cameron; and seven great-grandchildren, Liam, Carter, twins Evan and Isabelle, Grace, Sidney, and Connor. Any donations to Hospice Quinte would be most appreciated by her grateful family.
Original obituary from legacy.com.
Denese Read (nee Collinson) was born in Seeley's Bay, Ontario on November 7, 1929 and died in Toronto on April 28, 2023, with her family by her side. Denese was bright, beautiful, artistic, positive, resilient and adventurous, and had a lifelong love of learning. She left the family farm to attend McGill University, graduating in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science and Home Economics. After marrying the love of her life, William "Bill" Read, in 1955, she led a successful career as a dietician and later, as Chief Dietician at North York General Hospital. Denese enjoyed music, art, museums, live theatre, reading and playing bridge. She valued family above all, and her children, Paul and Andrea, will miss her unwavering love and pride in their accomplishments, however small. She will also be missed by Peter Polson, who was a great support in her later years; as well as her grandchildren, Claire Dawson, Sam and Charlie Read; her extended family, and the many friends she gathered along the way. After her husband's death in 1998, Denese travelled the world, mostly with her longtime friend, Alberta Aboud. She also visited California annually to spend time with her son, daughter-in-law, Catherine, and her grandkids. She always looked forward to visits with her relatives in Seeley's Bay and Joyceville, Ontario, as well. A private Celebration of Life will be held this summer in Seeley's Bay.
Original obituary was posted in Toronto Star on May 6, 2023.
Peacefully, in her 88th year, Christina Brown Wilson (nee Taylor), beloved wife of the late James. Cherished mother to Laura, Susan (Patrick), and Nancy (Alan). Adored and much-loved "Granny Chris" to Sarah, Matthew, Alexandra and Amanda. Dear sister to Doreen (Dennis). Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, Christina was a proud Aberdonian. James and Christina spent many happy years at their home on The National Golf Club in Woodbridge, where they lived for nearly 50 years. They were proud members of the Board of Trade, where they played golf for over 30 years. While raising her three daughters, Christina went back to school to become a Professional Home Economist. She went on to pursue a career as a food stylist, where she travelled across the country and made numerous talk show appearances promoting Canadian produce. A lifelong volunteer, Christina devoted much of her time to helping others. She was a lover of British television, a voracious reader of true crime, an art admirer and a fitness enthusiast. Known for her wit, charm, sarcastic sense of humour and unfailing generosity. She was happiest when surrounded by her family with a cup of tea in hand. We will hold her in our hearts forever. Until we meet again. We love you, Mom. Donations can be made to Arthritis Society Canada. Arrangements entrusted to Ward Funeral Homes.
Original obituary was published in Toronto Star on May 6, 2023.
Eleanor Catherine Mackenzie Passed away peacefully, at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, ON, on March 25, 2023, at 81 years of age. Loving wife of the late Ross Stewart MacKenzie (died 2017); proud mother of Sandy and Trevor (wife, Nicole); much-loved grandmother of Lindsay, Tasha, (their mother Leanne), Tyler, Cameron and Paige. Eleanor was born on August 25, 1941, in Campbellton, New Brunswick, to John and Isabel (Gillis) Millican. She grew up in Campbellton and spent her summers with family in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Eleanor graduated from McGill University in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science. After moving to Ontario, she spent most of her career working as a dietician at the Clark Institute (now CAMH) and retired from The Wellesley/St. Michael's Hospital. Eleanor loved to travel. Her many adventures took her around the world, and she made incredible friendships with people she met along the way. Eleanor enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, playing bridge, driving to New Brunswick to visit family and friends, and trips to Arizona for shopping and sunshine. She also enjoyed a nice glass of wine and oysters. But more than anything, Eleanor loved her family. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy, and a constant source of entertainment for her. She will be sadly missed by her many friends and family. A special thanks to the amazing palliative care staff at Sunnybrook Hospital. A Visitation will take place at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. S., in Newmarket, on Saturday, May 27, 2023, from 1-2 p.m., followed by a Memorial Service in the chapel at 2 p.m. All are invited to a reception following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Palliative Care Unit or the Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Hospital would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home.
Obituary originally posted in Toronto Star on May 6, 2023.
The Ontario Home Economics Association, a self-regulating body of professional Home Economists, promotes high professional standards among its members so that they may assist families and individuals to achieve and maintain a desirable quality of life.