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Innes Neil van Nostrand


Died: 22 Feb 2005, Toronto, Ontario


van NOSTRAND, Innes Neil - Suddenly on Tuesday February 22, 2005 in his 82nd year, Innes Neil van Nostrand, U.E., beloved husband of Felicia (Ireton) cherished father of C. Innes (Alison Holt,) Hugh, and Andrew (Caroline); loving and playful Grandad of Jack, Claire, Alec and Will. He was the brother of Amy Duggan and the late Aldy Allan; and brother-in-law of Elizabeth Ireton and John (Pam) Ireton. He is missed by his constant companions, 'the pups', Sasha and Simone. The son of C.I. (Neil) van Nostrand and Helen Clarkson, Innes attended Upper Canada College before joining the Navy, where he served on the H.M.C.S. Qu'Appelle during the Second World War. He returned home and enrolled at Trinity College before embarking on a career in construction. Throughout his life, Innes was dedicated to family and community. He always had time for neighbours in need of help, for his church, where he spent many happy hours volunteering, and for his extended network of family with its deep roots in Toronto. He particularly enjoyed his summers with family and Friends in Muskoka. Friends may call at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 stop lights west of Yonge St.) on Friday, February 25, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge Street (at Heath St. W.) on Saturday, February 26 at 11 a.m. with interment at Saint John's York Mills. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Senior Peoples' Resources in North Toronto, Christ Church Deer Park, or a charity of your choice.


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(1) Portrait of Seaman van Nostrand  (2) Night Insane As RCN Mangled German Ships - Toronto Star 18 Jul 1944  (3) Canadian Sink 3 Ships As Star Shells Light Sky - Toronto Star 11 Aug 1944  (4) 6 Supply Ships Sunk By Allies Off France - undated newspaper article  (5) Naval Forces Fight in Channel - undated newspaper article



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