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"PYL" 2007 Obituary


PYLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-11 published
KEATING, Ronald (1929-2007)
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Ron KEATING in his 77th year at his home surrounded by his family on September 9, 2007 after a long and challenging journey with cancer, one which he endured with great courage and bravery. He is the devoted husband of Mary, loving father to Colleen PALMER, Gail GRAHAM and the late Richard KEATING. Will be sadly missed by son-in-laws Richard and Steve. Cherished grandfather of Steven and Heather, beloved brother to Irene ANDERSON. Ron KEATING was born and raised in South Africa where he obtained his accreditation as a chartered accountant and went on to become Secretary-Treasurer of Consolidated Western Wines Ltd. in South Africa. Ron immigrated to Canada in l960 where his ambition and determination led him to become President of Litton Systems Canada Ltd. from 1971 to 1986. Ron achieved great success in this role leading the company to historic growth and sales during his tenure. Complementing his professional designation, Ron was director of the Aerospace Industry Association of Canada and also served as chairman from 1980-81. He also enjoyed playing squash in his spare time and was a top ranked player at the Skyline Squash Club. In his later years he loved to travel and spend time in his favorite place, Hawaii. Ronald was a generous and loving man and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. A service will be held at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road W. (one block east of Kerr) Oakville on Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 1 p.m. with visitation 1 hour before the service. Cremation to follow. The family offers a special thanks to Doctor PYLE and nurses Liliya and Sharliee for their support and care given to the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Ronald McDonald House, 4th Floor, 1 McDonald's Place, Toronto, Ontario M3C 3L4 or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Email condolences may be made through

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PYLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-17 published
ZAHRAI, Fariba, R.N., B.Sc.N.
I was a fish swimming in the sea of life watching sunrises and sundowns. Now, I swim in the everlasting ocean where there is no end in sight, but peace.
Peacefully on Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 10: 31 p.m. in hospital surrounded by the love and support of family after a determined and unselfish battle against ovarian cancer. Fariba is survived by her devoted and loving husband, Jodie PARMAR, their three cherished and loving sons, Nolan (5), Liam (6), and Nevin (13), her loving son, Nader (19), her loving daughter, Laila (24), her loving parents, Doctor Amir Hassan ZAHRAI and Farideh AGHAYAN, and her two wonderful and loving brothers, Beau and Doctor Ali ZAHRAI. Fariba was born in Tehran on February 27, 1961 and was raised there and in London, England. She completed high school at The Hun School of Princeton -- an independent college preparatory school located in Princeton, New Jersey. Fariba graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Dean's Honour List) and from George Brown College, Diploma Nursing (Dean's Honour List). Fariba was a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. During her nursing career, Fariba worked at Toronto Public Health in the 277 Victoria Street and 1115 Queen Street West offices, and at Mount Sinai Hospital in the High-Risk Ante Partum Unit. She made a positive difference in the lives of her patients/clients and colleagues. The family wishes to express its sincere appreciation to the compassionate and caring staff at each of Saint Michael's Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital, and Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. In particular, the family is grateful for the care provided by Doctors Rashida HAQ, Barry ROSEN, Anthony FYLE, Amit OZA, Leslie LEVIN, Ted AXLER, Helen PYLE, Sudhir PANDYA, and Linda McLEAN. In addition, the family wishes to recognize the kind assistance of Adiba, Mirella, and Tessa at Saint Michael's Hospital; Mhari at Toronto General Hospital; Heidi, Noela, Valerie, Linda, and Josie at Princess Margaret Hospital; Yolanda, Carol, Amanda, Julie, Jean, Jennifer, and Manuel at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital; Jadwiga at Comcare; Laura at Acclaim, Alison at Community Care Access Centre Halton, and Ron Marcinkoski at Market Drugs Medical in Edmonton. Interment took place at York Cemetery on Monday, October 15, 2007 in a private, family ceremony. A tribute to honour and celebrate Fariba's life will be held at the Reception Centre, York Cemetery, 160 Beecroft Road (west of the North York Civic Centre), Toronto, Ontario on Thursday, October 18, 2007 from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Ovarian Cancer Association, 101-145 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 1E3 or 1-877-413-7970 in order to 'Turn Up the Volume!' on ovarian cancer. You've done your best; it's time to rest.

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