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"YAG" 2006 Obituary


YAGUDIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-31 published
DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, James Ian, C.M., K.St.J., C.D., Q.C.
Peacefully, in his 87th year, at Toronto on October 30, 2006 in the company of his loved ones. Much beloved husband for 63 years of the late Phyllis (d. 2005) and father of Ian, Diana and Jane. Adored Boppa of Loris ADAMSON (Douglas) and Alexandra DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Donna MUNRO, Bill, Jake and Ted JENNINGS and Andrew, Amy and Kate OLIVER. Loving companion of Marion DICK. son of the late Howard and Clara DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS and brother of Nancy WATT and the late C.R. (Larry) DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS. Graduate of Upper Canada College ('39,) Trinity College ('42) and Osgoode Hall ('49). Served overseas with the 48th Highlanders of Canada in England and Scotland and in the invasion of Sicily. Prisoner of War in Italy and Germany 1943-45. Following the War, he served in the Militia, retiring in 1958 as Lt. Col., Partner of McCarthy and McCarthy. Past Chairman of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. While holding that position he activated the Sunnybrook Foundation and led its first capital campaign. Past National Chairman of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires. Past President of the Fort York Branch of The Royal Canadian Legion. Member of the Senate of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada. In recent years a dedicated and proud supporter of the interests of Veterans and advisor to Veterans Affairs Canada awarded the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation. Humanist and early promoter of diversities and equalities. Faithful parishioner of Grace Church on-the-Hill. President and Chairman of many clubs and organizations. Member of the Order of Canada and awarded the Queen's Jubilee Medal. Distinguished and generous soldier and comrade, husband, father and grandfather, lawyer and leader. A long life, well-lived, founded on principle and service to his country, his Regiment and the Army, his family and his many communities, now embarking on what he called his last great adventure. Services at Grace Church on-the-Hill at 11: 00 a.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2006, followed by private family interment in the family plot at Mt. Pleasant. Visitation at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue, on Wednesday, November 1, 2006 from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The family thanks Doctor Fred SAIBIL of Sunnybrook, palliative care nurse Igal YAGUDIN and caregivers Ami and Elvie for their profoundly good care. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Veterans Comfort Fund, c/o The Administrator, K Wing, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto M4N 3N5 or to Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto M4V 1X4 would be most appreciated.

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