It is with great sadness when we loose members of our District 7070 Rotary family this month. Everyone in District 7070 wants to expresses their deepest sympathies to our extended Rotary family.



1925 - 2021 Peacefully and with his family by his side, Arn passed away on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at the Village of Taunton Mills, Whitby, in his 97th year. Arn was the loving husband of Joan (deceased in March 2018) for 69 years, and devoted father to Connie Picken (Al), Wes Schell and Bev Rancier (Jim). Amazing Grandfather to Greg Picken (Kim), Steve Picken (Tina), Bryan Rancier (Kortney), James Rancier, Chelsea Hill (Luke), Kaitlin Conroy (Wes) and James Larmer (Stephanie). Proud Great Grandfather to Jaina, Grayson, Bryar, Raelyn, Amelia, Jill, Ryker, Coraline, Avery, Benjamin and Tessa. Arn was predeceased by his parents, Wesley and Susan Schell, and his brother Harry Schell. He is survived by his brother Percy Schell (Dot), sister Marie Cote (Joe), and sister-in-law Barbara Schell. Uncle Arn will be greatly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Arn was proud to be a lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Artillery. Arn was a well-respected educator, coach and administrator in Wallaceburg and Oshawa secondary schools. He also enjoyed his work with the Rotary Club of Oshawa and was a loyal member of Northminster United Church. Dad's kind heart, wonderful sense of humour and zest for life will be remembered by his many family members, friends and colleagues. The Schell family is very grateful for the compassionate care that Dad received from all the staff at the Village of Taunton Mills, including the Egerton and Emma Communities. Due to the Covid Pandemic, a private family service will take place. Memorial donations to the Terry Fox Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by Arn's Family. We honour a truly remarkable gentleman!




                                               Bob was such a good natured man and a man of character. Later in life, he battled many medical challenges, but did so valiantly and was able to stay mentally sharp throughout. Despite the health problems he endured, he almost always answered a 'how are you?' with a cheery 'pretty good' or 'not too bad'. He was our medical miracle, beating COVID along the way. Bob will be dearly missed by his wife and lifelong best friend Arlene - they were the two amigos. Bob's three children Geoffrey (Kim), Adrienne (Dirk) and Christopher (Theresa) have had so much guidance in life from him, and by watching him. That is also a legacy to his grandchildren, whom he adored - Evan, Sean, Madelaine, Justin, Claire, Daniel, Dominic and Jaden. Bob was proud to be a Chartered Accountant and brought great distinction to the profession through his incredible contributions. His steadfast work ethic and sharp mind made him a leader in accounting practices and ethics, for which he received numerous awards and accolades. He was a partner of KPMG for over 20 years until he left to become the VP of Standards at the CICA. Bob was President of the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants and was remembered by many of his children's friends for being the person to welcome them to the profession. His position with the International Ethics Standards Board allowed him to travel extensively around the world with Arlene, representing Canada. Wherever the family was, Bob got involved in leadership. He took the lead from early days as 'Akela' cub leader, perennial baseball coach, and President of the Bridlewood baseball league ('King Bob') to President of the Toronto Cricket Club, Chairman of the Board at Rousseau Lake College, member of Laurier University Dean's Advisory Council and Board member of the Playa Linda beach resort in Aruba. Bob's warm heart led to endless charitable works, including a term as President of the Toronto Rotary Club, where he introduced Habitat for Humanity to Toronto and oversaw the launch of the St. Mike's Health Bus for the homeless. Ever in service of others, he always got up before the sunrise to get us the best chickee spot on the beach!!! He was a truly good man and an amazing role model. He was so well-liked by everyone he came in contact with. He adored his wife and family and loved to sit back and watch the love that he created. He will be much missed and forever remembered.

From the Rotary Club of Toronto's Carol Hutchinson: We have some sad news to share with you, Past Club President Robert Thomas Rutherford had passed away recently on February 25, 2021. Donation's if you wish, may be made to the the Rotary Club of Toronto Charitable Foundation in memory of Robert Thomas Rutherford, by clicking the following link: DONATE TO OUR ROTARY TORONTO FOUNDATION or by contacting  Our condolences go out to his wife Arlene and the Rutherford's family and friends.  




From Renata Pancini, Rotary Club of Woodbridge: 

It is with deeply saddened that we are informing all the members and friends of the Rotary Club of Woodbridge along with District 7070 of the sudden demise of Rotarian Ken Maynard. He passed away overnight on his 87th birthday. It is indeed a sad day for the Rotary Club of Woodbridge to have lost a long serving member who was respected in our community and in particular in the Rotary Organization. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Woodbridge since 1962 soon after our club was chartered in 1955. Jamie has been carrying the torch of his father and been one of the main assets in the Rotary Club of Woodbridge over the years. Who had the honor to knowing Ken, developed the greatest respect for him. Ken was known for its deep knowledge of the History of this Country but mostly the History of Vaughan. Members of our Club spent some memorable times with him and we will all truly miss him. His dedication and living the life of Service above Self was inspirational to all. Thanks you Ken for everything you have taught us, and thank you for all you have been giving to your community.

 Our sincere condolences to Taflyn and his 3 sons, Peter, David and Jamie. Please have his family in your prayers to give them the strength to bear this irreparable loss. This picture was taken in 2011 at the Olympic Stadium in Athens. Ken is running the 100 meter dash wearing the Rotary Club of Brighton Tilly hat.