Prior to the dissolution of the Alumnae Association in 2012 our newsletter acknowledged the deaths of our fellow graduates as we learned about them. We will continue to remember our HSC graduates here.
We count on class representatives, family and friends to notify us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. A picture or two and a personal story would be a wonderful addition.
Let’s remember the contributions of these fellow graduates, how they helped to shape HSC while they were there and how they carried their knowledge and skills forward into the rest of their lives.
For the years 2017 – 2021 CLICK on each name for a link to the full obituary.
Prior to 2017 – CLICK on the year to see other names and obituaries.
Deaths are listed by date within the year in descending order from December.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Shirley at the Trent Valley Lodge Nursing Home while surrounded by her family on Thursday, November 11th, 2021. Shirley of Trenton, at the age of 86. Predeceased by… Read more2021 Shirley (Hallyburton) Steiner Cl’57
It is with great sadness that the family of Mrs. Marion Kathleen Chambers, née Harvey (Kitchener, Ontario), announces her passing on November 10, 2021, at the age of 87. Marion passed away in Cambridge, Ontario and will be lovingly remembered… Read more2021 Marion Kathleen (Harvey) Chambers Cl’57F
Patricia Mary Lytle (nee Yeates) RN ret. – March 12, 1943 – October 24, 2021Passed away at KGH after a brief illness in her 78th year on Sunday, October 24, 2021. Predeceased by husband Peter (2020). Survived by sons Alan… Read more2021 Patricia Mary (Yeates) Lytle Cl’65
SUSAN ELIZABETH DEW (née Purdy), R.N. September 30, 1939 – September 30, 2021 I left this planet for uncharted territory today, with the hope of finding peace, to be pain-free without pills, and be able to breathe unattached to tubes,… Read more2021 Susan Elizabeth (Purdy) Dew Cl‘60F
STEIN, MARIA ROSPOND Peacefully at Michael Garron Hospital on September 25, 2021 in her 97th year, after a remarkable life: the “Iron Lady”, born to Rospond and Szponder, near Krakow, Poland, child prodigy, gifts of voice and intellect, robbed of… Read more2021 Maria Rospond Stein Cl‘59S
LORRAINE JEAN BROWN (née Uffelman) May 6, 1928 – September 9, 2021 Lorraine passed peacefully on September 9th at Credit Valley Hospital with family at her side. Predeceased by her loving husband of 63 years, Stuart, daughter Nancy, parents William… Read more2021 Lorraine Jean (Uffelman) Brown Cl’50F
JEAN GAY EVANS Died peacefully at home on June 15, 2021. Born March 18, 1930, in Quebec City, the daughter of Willa Florence Blanche Price and John Grant Glassco. She was predeceased by her sister June Moore, and brothers Dick… Read more2021 Jean Gay (Glassco) Evans Cl’52
DIANA GRAEME WHYTE (Nan) (nee Farncomb) February 13, 1929 – March 7, 2021 Peacefully at home at The Claremont, in Toronto, surrounded by love. Beloved wife to the late M. Peter Whyte, and much loved mother of Peter (Donna Lingeman)… Read more2021 Diana Graeme (Nan)(Farncomb) Whyte Cl’52
Lois Ellen Davis, of Schomberg, Ontario, passed away peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre on January 27, 2021 in her 90th year. Lois was predeceased by her parents, Alfred and Mary (Shaw) Greenwood and her husband Richard Wendell Davis. She… Read more2021 Lois Ellen (Greenwood) Davis Cl’53
Joan died on December 24, 2020. “Her light has illuminated darkened paths, her gaze has lifted broken spirits and already her life has changed the course of many.” Born in Montreal, Joan took her nursing training at Toronto Sick Kids… Read more2020 Joan Morgan Farrow Cl’57
Joy Oliver, a graduate from the Cl’51, died on December 20, 2020. Peter Oliver, Joy’s son, wrote to the Alumnae recently and asked us to share the following….. Joy was a member of the HSC School of Nursing ’51 graduating… Read more2020 Joy Oliver (nee Gilley) Cl’51
DORA (LUCAS) BASMAJIAN March 21, 1923 – December 19, 2020 At ninety-seven years of age, Dora Basmajian still read voraciously, baked nonstop for friends and family, attended exercise classes, and relished get-togethers with her children Haig (Lynn), Nancy (Mark Phillips),… Read more2020 Dora (Lucas) Basmajian Cl’45F
NANCY JANE SHAW, R.N.December 21, 1926 – December 30, 2020 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Nancy Jane Shaw on December 30, 2020, having recently celebrated her 94th birthday. Nancy was a graduate of the Hospital… Read more2020 Nancy Jane Shaw Cl’48
Barbara (McKinnon) Corneil, HSC Class of 1966, writes that her mother, Isobel (Cation) McKinnon of the Class of 1937 died on Nov 16, 2020 in her 106th year. Isobel was a very proud SickKids nurse and at the time of… Read more2020 Isobel McKinnon (nee Cation) Cl’37
“Shelagh Dawn Grant, R.N., M.A. (History) D.Litt., F.R.C.G.S. Shelagh Dawn Grant passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2020 in her 83rd year…” Please copy link for full obituary: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/en-ca/obituaries/peterborough-on/shelagh-grant-9258816
It is with sadness that we learned that Karen passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020 at the Peterborough Regional Hospital in her 72nd year. Much loved and cherished wife of nearly 50 years to Richard, devoted mother “Mutti” of… Read more2020 Mary Karen Brown (nee Wilson) Cl’68
“Passed away peacefully in her sleep at Perth District Hospital on Friday May 22, 2020. Irma Fischl (nee Penson) born August 10th, 1936. Predeceased by her beloved husband Alfred Fischl just 6 weeks earlier, Irma has gone to be with… Read more2020 Irma Aliise (Penson) Fischl Cl’58
Irma died on March 11, 2020. Her love of adventure and travel started when she immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands in 1954 at the age of two, settling in Ontario. She continued to pursue an adventurous life by becoming… Read more2020 Irma Seelen, Cl’73
“Jackie died January 7, 2020 in her sleep exactly where she wanted to be, in her treasured family home in West Vancouver, BC. Born August 21, 1929 to Andrew and Norma (Kemp) Leslie, Jackie’s father was Saskatoon City Commissioner and… Read more2020 Jacqueline (Leslie) Beaubier Cl’51
A memorial website was set up by Boni’s family after her death on June 12, 2019. Stories and memories were requested and fellow classmate, Pat Coulman responded as follows: “Sadly, the local nursing classmates of your mom from the Sick… Read more2019 Boni (McDowell) Townsend Cl’62
We received notification of Barbara’s death on May 24, 2019. Unfortunately we have no further details.
“Died peacefully at The Carpenter Hospice on May 16, 2019, two days before her birthday. Joanne was born May 18, 1946 in Toronto. She trained as a nurse at Sick Kids Hospital and worked with her husband Dennis at their… Read more2019 Joanne (Kennedy) Brodie Cl’69
“Peacefully, with family by her side, Carol passed at Joseph Brant Hospital on Monday, July 31, 2017 at the age of 81. Predeceased by her loving husband Allan (2015). Beloved mother to Denise (Les) Rewegan, and Michelle Benn (John Burns)…. Read more2017 Carol Ann (Fearncombe) Benn Cl’57
“Died peacefully on February 25, 2017 at the age of 95. Madeleine was predeceased by her beloved husband George Christopher “Chris” of 63 years. Loving mother of Rosemary (Hal), Christina (Phil) and Janet (Ross – deceased). … Born in Toronto… Read more2017 Madeleine Helen (Murray) Armstrong Cl’44F
“We are sad to announce the passing of our mother Margaret Jane Banfield at home peacefully on Monday, February 20th, 2017 with family by her side. Margaret was born in Toronto on December 7th, 1923 (the youngest of 4 children)… Read more2017 Margaret Jane (Warren) Banfield Cl’46S
We were made aware of the deaths of these three HSC graduates in 2017. Unfortunately we have no further information at this time. Janet (Colley) Tomes Cl’48F died in April 2017 Lynne Beckett Cl’62 died in September 2017 Janet (Taylor)… Read more2017
Linda Mary Ann (Galange) Paustai, Cl’73 “Passed away after a brief illness at the Hamilton General Hospital on Sunday January 24, 2016 at the age of 63 years. Beloved wife of Les for 42 years. Loving mother of Michael (Angie),… Read more2016 Three HSC grads…
Jacqueline (Scott) St. Gelais Cl’60 “As a result of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Jacqueline passed away on November 21, 2015. Beloved wife for 51 years of Jacques. Loving mother of Paul and late Julie. Grandmother of Alec and Francis. She… Read more2015 – Seven HSC grads…
Ella (Barkwell) Hall Cl’45F Passed away peacefully in her 92nd year in Montreal on Monday, November 10, 2014. Predeceased by her beloved husband Rea Hall, her brothers and sisters Pauline, Antoinette, Lesley and Kirbel, and survived by her beloved sister… Read more2014 Three HSC grads…
Joyce Anne (Beals) Sutherland, Cl’56F Passed peacefully Saturday, November 9, 2013 of heart failure after a brief stay at Uxbridge Cottage Hospital. Beloved wife of Donald Scott Sutherland (residing at Lakeview Manor, Beaverton). Survived by her son Stephen Sutherland and… Read more2013 Six HSC grads…
Margaret (Nesbitt) Pozner, Cl’45F Margaret died on December 29, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert and loving mother of Brian (Kendra) and Susan. Grandmother of Jesse and Daniel. She is survived by her sister Mary Ball… Read more2012 Six HSC grads…