Category Archives: In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Nancy White

Sadly, long-time Cabbagetowner Nancy White has died. We learned of her passing in Doug Fisher’s blog where he wrote the following: Nancy White died recently from the lingering effects of a stroke she suffered several years ago. She loved Cabbagetown … Continue reading

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Ward 28 Councillor Pam McConnell has died

News reports on Friday, July 7 have confirmed that Ward 28 Councillor Pam McConnell has died, following hospitalization for a lung ailment. McConnell, 71, had served as a ward councillor since 1994 in an area that included Cabbagetown and had … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Donald Taggart

We are very saddened to hear of the passing of Donny Taggart of family-owned Nettleship’s Hardware on Parliament Street. One person on hearing of Donny’s death remarked “to me he was one of the ‘good bones’ that made Cabbagetown”. Donny’s … Continue reading

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The Old Cabbagetown Tree Lot’s Gerry McDermott dead

Some sad news from the corner of Parliament Street and Spruce Street. Gerry McDermott, the original founder of the Cabbagetown Tree Lot in 1952, passed away in May 2016 (reynoldsfuneral.com). Gerry’s story was written about last year in a Torontoist.com … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Bea Ziegert

Sad news that longtime Cabbagetown resident Bea Ziegert has died. A service will be held for her on Friday November 18. Doug Fisher wrote about Bea on his blog this week: She was an enthusiastic neighbour and she loved her … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Margaret Irene Taggart (née Nettleship)

Sadly, Marg Taggart passed away on July 26, 2016 at the age of 83. Marg was born Margaret Irene Nettleship in 1933 and lived above her family’s store on Parliament Street (Nettleship’s Hardware) for eighty years and was a beloved … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Diana Jean Pugsley

Diana Jean Pugsley, a former long-time and well-known and loved Cabbagetowner passed away in May of this year. Read the death notice for Diana Jean Pugsley (smithfuneralhome.ca) Photos of Diana Jean Pugsley (facebook.com) Our condolences to Diana’s family and friends. … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Louise Giselle Edwards ‘Kalyani’

We heard the sad news from a few residents that Louise Edwards has passed away. She was well known to many in the neighbourhood as a real estate agent, a Yogini, a Rekei master as well as for her interests … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: David Morris Clark

Sad news in the neighbourhood as we learned of the death of David Clark. Doug Fisher wrote in his Neighbourhood Review of May 5: Mr Clark died on Wednesday April 20 at the age of 82. He described himself as … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Judith Enid Jane McErvel

Some sad news of the passing of a well-known Cabbagetowner. We learned of her passing from Doug Fisher’s Cabbagetown Review where he wrote: Ms. McErvel died suddenly on Sunday April 24. She was a familiar Cabbagetown resident, an accomplished archivist … Continue reading

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