After high-school, Bev received a bursary from the University of Toronto. She decided to enroll in the Home Economics program and graduated four years later. She then was granted a scholarship and earned a Master's degree.
After graduation, Bev married Cliff, a reunion that would last 55 years. She was a stay-at-home mom until the children were of school age, when she decided to become a teacher. She was hired to teach home economics at a high school in Hamilton. Although the first years were tough, she was inspired by the students she taught. Bev later moved to a school in Burlington, where she would become a department head, and evolve the home economics program into family studies. She went on to be a consultant for the Halton board of education.
After retirement, she and Cliff travelled, visited the grandchildren, and became Florida snowbirds, where they enjoyed winter warmth and an active social life.
In her later years, Bev was a resident of Castle Peak Retirement Home. Many thanks to the staff for their care, support, and kindness.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
View the original obituary here.
Published by Muskoka Region News on Feb. 15, 2022.
Norma passed away at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, December 7, 2021. She was born April 28, 1935 in Ohio, to Stafford and Alice Adams. Loving wife of the late Bill (Charlie) McAllister (2018). She is survived by her brother Donald (Evelyn) and was predeceased by her sister Dorothy (Bert). Norma is fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews Debbie (Rich), Kathy (Al), Carol (Rick) and Brian (Linda). Also remembered by her stepchildren Bill Jr. (Kathy), Kim (Doug) and David; step-grandchildren Aaron, Stephen, Bill Jr. Jr., Cameron and Nicole, and several step-great-grandchildren. Special thanks to Norma's dear friends and caregivers, Michelle and Butch Weir. Norma was a Family Studies teacher for more than 30 years, an avid golfer and an accomplished seamstress; she will be greatly missed by Norma's Golfing Angels, her sewing buddies, and her neighbours on Denne Lane. Friends and relatives are invited to call at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL, 66 Queen Street, Lakefield, on Sunday, December 12, 2021 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. (face masks required). A funeral service will be held at Bridgenorth United Church, 832 Charles Street, Bridgenorth, on Monday, December 13, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. (proof of vaccination required). If you are unable to attend, you may view the funeral service by visiting www.hendrenfuneralhome.com Interment Bridgenorth Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Compassion Canada by contacting the funeral home at hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355.
Published by The Peterborough Examiner on Dec. 11, 2021.
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She studied household economics at the MacDonald Institute in Guelph and Household Science at the University of Toronto and subsequently worked as a dietician in Depression-struggling Toronto. In 1939, she married Bob and they raised their family of three boys in Guelph, the UK and Toronto. In 1968, they moved to Vancouver for 9 years before returning to Toronto in 1977. She quickly adapted to the challenges and opportunities following their move to the UK and later to Vancouver. She and Bob shared an interest in classical music, attending summer concerts by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with the family and singing in their church choirs. They also enjoyed traveling, including trips to Europe, Australia and Japan. Helen enjoyed sewing and was a very skilled seamstress. One Christmas she made formal leather gloves for Bob and the boys. Her faith and family were central throughout her life. She treasured family gatherings at the summer cottage on Lake Joseph as well as opportunities to host several of her grandchildren in their Toronto home. Her quiet cheerfulness and grace were hallmarks of her character. Helen is survived by her three sons: James (Martha); Peter (Julia Turner); and Douglas (Anne). She had seven grandchildren: Linda Dowling (Mark); Alex (Samantha); Matthew (Sandy Georgette Aquilera); Luke (Mika Kosaki Oldham); Timothy (Lurene Bates); and Andrew (Lorraine Kwan) and Dr. Robyn Oldham. She was also the beloved great-grandmother of Paris Dowling; Nicholas, Brooke, and Sydney Oldham; Kalina and Theresa Oldham; David Oldham; Eva Oldham; and Jacob and Hannah Oldham. Memorial donations would be gratefully accepted by The Scott Mission in Toronto and Doctors Without Borders. Helen was a longtime supporter of those organizations. Due to current restrictions, we must look forward to a memorial service at a future date with her friends and relatives. Condolences for the family may be offered at : www.EganFuneralHome.com
Published by Toronto Star on Jan. 29, 2022. View Helen's obituary here.
It is with great sadness that the family of Shirley N. Jones announce her peaceful passing on December 21, 2021, in her 82nd year. Shirley was born and grew up in the Beaches area of Toronto, the eldest of 3 sisters. She is survived by sisters Barbara Taylor (Anthony) and Mary Grant, nephew Douglas Shields, and nieces Karen Taylor Smith (Michael), Kimberley, and Cara Bostwick (Andrew). Shirley graduated from the University of Guelph in 1962, and also earned two Master's degrees in Education. She taught Family Studies in Sydenham, Oshawa, and Mississauga. She was a member of the Canadian Home Economics Association and a representative of Canada to the International Federation of Home Economists. Upon retiring in 1996, Shirley moved to Lake Valley Grove, near Forest, ON. She became very involved in a large number of activities in Forest and had many friends and acquaintances there. She was an avid traveller and an enthusiastic photographer. Shirley moved to Burlington in 2016, when symptoms of Alzheimer's disease made it unsafe for her to live on her own. We want to thank the staff members of LaSalle Park Retirement Residence, Chartwell Lakeshore Retirement Residence, and Creek Way Village for their caring support to Shirley throughout her journey with Alzheimer's. Memorial services for Shirley will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, the United Church of Canada Mission and Service Fund, Community Living Burlington, or to the charity of your choice would be welcome. Condolences, memories and photos may be left here.
For more information, view Donna's obituaries at Circle of Life, and Legacy.
Anyone who wishes to remember Shirley may make a donation to the Canadian Home Economics Foundation. The CHEF mailing address is: PO Box 2582 Stn. Main, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4B3. The CHEFoundation is the sole remaining national connection for home economists in Canada. Support provided to it enables grants for a variety of programs and projects which
improve the quality of life for families and individuals in Canada. These funds help home economists to carry out home economics research, develop educational tools, conduct public service projects plus support for post-secondary education related to the home economics profession.
Please consider donations to the Foundation any time you wish to remember a home economist. To learn more about the Foundation visit the website at www.chef-fcef.ca
Donna Washburn of Mallorytown, a former President of OHEA. long time P.H.Ec., bread baking specialist and cookbook author passed away on Nov. 28, 2021 after a short illness. Read Donna's obituary here.
OHEA extends sincere condolences to Donna’s family and to her business partner and co-author Heather Butt of Brockville – also a long time professional home economist. OHEA plans a blog post soon about Donna’s amazing professional Home Economics career.
Anyone who wishes to remember Donna may make a donation to the Canadian Home Economics Foundation. The CHEF mailing address is: PO Box 2582 Stn. Main, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4B3. The CHEFoundation is the sole remaining national connection for home economists in Canada. Support provided to it enables grants for a variety of programs and projects which improve the quality of life for families and individuals in Canada. These funds help home economists to carry out home economics research, develop educational tools, conduct public service projects plus support for post-secondary education related to the home economics profession.
Please consider donations to the Foundation any time you wish to remember a home economist. To learn more about the Foundation visit the website at www.chef-fcef.ca.
Professor Sidiga WASHI, Ph.D. (1955 - 2018)
Professor Sidiga Washi was the International Federation of Home Economics (IFHE) President from 2016 to 2018. The Ontario Home Economics Association (OHEA) extends sincere condolences to her friends, family and colleagues.
Professor Washi was an expert in the field of Nutrition Education, Community Nutrition and Family Sciences. With a background in Zoology-Chemistry from the University of Qatar, she went on to complete a Ph.D. in Family & Consumer Sciences Education with emphasis on Nutrition, at Iowa State University, USA.
MIRABELLI, Alan 1948 - 2017 Ottawa, Ontario
Alan arrived in Canada, the country he loved, as a young child with his parents Robert and Lisette and his sister Marilyn (Toronto), following a short time in the U.K. where he lived with his family after fleeing Egypt as refugees of war.
Pat was a long-time member of Ottawa HEA and an Executive Member of Ontario HEA, several years ago. Our deepest condolences go out to her friends and family.
Passed away peacefully in Ottawa at the Heart Institute, Saturday, May 6, 2017. Born September 26, 1945 in Morgantown, West Virginia, U.S.A. Beloved wife of Martin. Loving mother of Timothy (Julie) and Mark. Cherished grandmother of Heidi. Eldest daughter of the late Lloyd and Annalee (née Fike) Dear sister of the late Robert, Janet Auffray and Thomas. Sister-in-law to John and Lorraine Kozera. Aunt of Stephen and Mick Reid.
A Service in Memory of Patricia will be held at Orleans United Church, 1111 Orleans Blvd.,Tuesday, May 16 at 11:00 a.m. We will celebrate and honor a life dedicated to family, faith and service to others. The service is open to all who would like to attend. In memoriam donations to Interchurch Refugee Group (Interchurch Refugee Group, c/o The Treasurer, 1460 Laurin Crescent, Orleans, ON,K1E3G7).
See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ottawacitizen/obituary.aspx?n=patricia-ulrich&pid=185377926#sthash.QGRWkNv2.dpuf
You may also consider the Canadian Home Economics Foundation.
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.