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BERAR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-20 published
BERAR, Atma Singh -- On Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at his residence in Mississauga. (Papaji) Mr. Atma Singh BERAR, B.Sc. (Hons.) and L.LB, loving husband and lifelong partner to (Beji) Amrit Kaur BERAR (née DHALIWAL,) predeceased by son, Jogeshwar BERAR, will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by 6 children (Satwant, Tejwant, Ravinder, Bhopinder, Hrideshwar and Harinder), 22 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He was proud of his dedicated service to the Government of India and served his country of origin with integrity. He was well respected among his peers and management throughout his distinguished career and until his retirement as Secretary to Central Board of Excise and Customs (Retired), as well as Deputy Secretary to the Government of India (Indian Revenue Service). An intellectual, with an incredible ability to recall and recite historical and mathematical facts and figures, Papaji regaled all family and Friends with poetry and anecdotes both past and present. Mentor to young and old alike, Papaji will be remembered and cherished for his great sense of humour and loyalty to family traditions and values. Friends will be received at the Benisasia Funeral Home, 3263 Derry Road East, Mississauga, (905) 678-0467 from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral services will take place on Monday, December 23 from 11: 30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. from the Khalsa Chapel of Benisasia Funeral Home. Services will continue from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Assumption Cemetery and Crematorium, 6933 tomken Road (at Derry Road), Mississauga. Religious Ceremonies will follow at the Ontario Khalsa Darbar Gurudwara, on Dixie Road at Derry Road.

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BERESFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-15 published
BERESFORD, Marjorie June -- Peacefully, at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, on Wednesday, November 13, 2002, at the age of 80. Beloved wife of the late Robert Wilson BERESFORD. Dear mother of B.J., John (Sandy), and Paul (Colleen). Grandma of Michael, Shannon, Brendan, and Liam. Daugther of the late ''Mac'' and Matilda McCULLOUGH, and sister of the late Arnold. Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Dr.), on Friday from 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations made to a charity of your choice or the Credit Valley Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated.

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BERGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-20 published
GREEN, Bert W. -- Peacefully at York Central Hospital on Sunday, November 17, 2002 in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Eileen for 57 years. Loving father of son David and Ellen GOODEVE of Brighton, Ontario, daughters Julie (KINDER) and husband Dave of Cambridge, Ontario, Patti (GREEN) and husband Scott of Roscoe, Illinois. Loving grandfather of Kelly, Laurie, Jennifer and James. Predeceased in 1982 by his son Michael. Retired in 1984 after 38 years as Director of Canada Post, York Region. Member of St. Patrick's Anglican Church for 46 years, 8 years as Warden. Longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 66. Volunteered in the Literacy Program at Frontier College. World War 2 Veteran of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 1 p.m. at St. Patrick's Anglican Church (1087 Lillian Street, Willowdale, 416-225-5151). Special thanks to Dr. Brian BERGER and the Palliative Care Nursing staff. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to L'Arche Daybreak (11339 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill Ontario L4S 1L1) or St. Patrick's Anglican Church would be appreciated.

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BERGERON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-17 published
UNDERHILL, Grace Alice -- Peacefully, in Mississauga, Ontario, December 16, 2002. Grace UNDERHILL was born in Leamington on June 26, 1906, the daughter of Harry and Mary LENDON. She was the beloved wife of the late Ray UNDERHILL and the second wife of Clare FARROW; loving mother of Maryln STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (Jim) and Carol ROWLINSON (Ted;) grandmother of Timothy STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (deceased,) Carol STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (Paul GOODFELLOW), Mary MORGAN (Keith), Stephen FARNHAM (Julie BERGERON) and Scott FARNHAM; great-grandmother of Jamie and Jonathan GOODFELLOW and Gregory and David FARNHAM. She was predeceased by her brothers Wilbert and Lyle and sisters Mildred and Lois. Following her marriage, Grace Underhill lived in Harrow, Arnprior, North Bay and Huntsville, before settling in Brampton, where she lived for almost 60 years. She was a very good tennis player and a church organist in her early life and a faithful member of Grace United Church, Brampton, for many years. She and her husband and family spent many happy years at their cottage at Sand Lake, near Huntsville. Grace was an outgoing person and a gracious hostess and a particularly keen bridge player. She and her husband Ray spent many winters in Florida, where they were active lawn bowlers. A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Ward Funeral Home, 52 Main Street, Brampton (905-451-2124) on Wednesday, December 17 at 3 p.m., followed by a reception for family and Friends. Later interment at Sand Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BERGES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-16 published
FIORAVANTI, Richard Francis -- Of Mississauga, passed away peacefully at home after a lengthy illness, on Friday, November 15, 2002 in his 85th year. Richard was the loving husband of Jean (nee RYAN) for 56 years. He was a devoted father and will be greatly missed by Peter and his wife Maggie, John and his wife Anne of Waterloo, Mary Jane BERGES and her husband David of Mannheim, and Patrick and his wife Therese of Mississagua. Richard was the cherished grandfather of Mark, Dianna, Michael, Dan, Dominic, Erin, Natalie, Andrea, Ryan, Madeline and Ricky and seven great grandchildren. He will be fondly remembered by his step-granddaughters Stella, Kristina and Tanya. Richard was predeceased by his parents Eugenio and Antonia FIORAVANTI and his brother Tony. Richard is survived by his sisters Bella FASSEL and Georgina VENCHIARUTTI. Richard owned and operated the I.G.A. store in Dundas with his wife Jean until their retirement in 1981. He was a member of St. Augustine's Parish and served as a Dundas Separate School Trustee and Rotarian. Memorial visitation will be held at the Neweduk Funeral Home - ''Mississauga Chapel'', 1981 Dundas St. W., (1 block east of Erin Mills Parkway) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday. A Memorial Mass will be held at Saint Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church, 1290 McBride Ave., Mississauga on Monday, November 18 at 10 a.m. Entombment of cremated remains at St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000

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BERMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-13 published
EISEN, Eddie -- At North York General Hospital on Saturday, November 9, 2002. Father of Hal EISEN. Dear brother of Shirley BERMAN and the late Joe, Max, Murray and Celia. Interment at Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Community Section on Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 11 a.m.

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BERNACHE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-28 published
BERNACHE- GEISLER, Genevieve Laura B.ScN -- In loving memory of my very dear wife Laura who passed away at 3 pm on December 27, 2000. A million times I needed you A million times I cried If love could have saved you You never would have died Things I felt most deeply Were the hardest things to say My dearest Laura I loved you In a very special way If I could have one lifetime wish A dream that could come true I'd pray to God with all my heart For yesterday and you. --I will love you forever, your loving husband Fred.

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BERNARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-24 published
BERNARD, Elaine -- Dear grandma, you will always be our shining Christmas star. --Love Kaitlin, Courtney, Julianne and Jordan.

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BERNATS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-17 published
BERNATS, Minna -- At St. Joseph's Hospital on Monday, December 16, 2002. Beloved wife of the late Janis BERNATS. Friends may call at The Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel (467 Sherbourne Street, south of Wellesley St.) on Wednesday from 9: 00 a.m. followed by a funeral service in the Coach House Chapel on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Interment York Cemetery.

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BERNDL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-24 published
BERNDL, Barbara (née RIPPEL) -- Died peacefully on Friday evening, November 22, 2002, at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada, at the age of 83, surrounded by her family. Barbel, beloved wife of Dr. Alfred BERNDL. Loving mother of Walter and his wife Leslie (née LEFEBVRE,) and Elfi and her husband Nicholas GERE. Forever Oma to her five grandchildren: Marc (Sarah), Anne and her husband Murray WILSON, Elizabeth, Kylie MADDOCK (James) and Chelsea MADDOCK. Dearest sister to Frieda DOBLHOFER (Austria) and predeceased by her brothers Hans RIPPEL (Hilda, Alice) and Toni RIPPEL. She will be remembered by her nephews Erich DOBLHOFER and wife Traudi, and Paul DOBLHOFER and wife Gerti and son Harald, all of Austria. She leaves behind a lifetime of Friends in Toronto, Kitchener, Otter Lake, Georgian Bay, Austria and Germany. Friends may call on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Speers Cremation and Burial Options (2926 Dundas St. West just west of Keele. Tel 416-767-2154). Funeral Services Tuesday at 1: 00 p.m. at Prospect Cemetery Chapel (1450 St. Clair Avenue West). Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, family and Friends may make donations to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada at www.braintumour.ca or a charity of their choice.

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BERNS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2002-12-31 published
Carried cans across Canada, selling shows to nascent local television stations
By Carol COOPER
Carrying cans of film across the country, sometimes screening them in feed stores and warehouses, he brought American shows to Canadian homes. John A. MacDONALD, one of Canada's first television-show salesmen has died, aged 72.
Beginning his career in 1958 with Screen Gems, the television program sales arm of Columbia Pictures, Mr. MacDONALD sold shows such as Father Knows Best, Rin Tin Tin, and the Flintstones to buyers at fledgling television stations and helped them develop their programming.
"He was a mentor in those days when I knew very little," said Merv STONE, who spent 28 years as head of programming and acquisitions at Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Television. As operations manager for CHAT-Television in Medicine Hat, Alta., until 1960, Mr. STONE was among Mr. MacDONALD's early clients.
After 23 years with Columbia Pictures Television, Mr. MacDONALD spent five years as vice-president and managing director of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television Canada, opening its Canadian office in Toronto when he joined the company in 1981.
Respected for his diligence, integrity and knowledge, Mr. MacDONALD belonged to a close-knit group of distributors who worked for competing companies.
"The extraordinary thing about this fraternity was that we admired each other, we were all Friends, and there was never any knifing in the back," said David McLAUGHLIN, once a distributor for Warner Bros. and later Mr. MacDONALD's boss and friend. "If a client said: 'I'm interested in such and such a show,' we never said: 'Oh, that's terrible. What you need is my show, because it's so much better.'"
The affable and articulate Mr. MacDONALD was also known for his sense of humour and for an ability to mimic. "Whenever we met, it was never a simple hello," Mr. McLAUGHIN said. "It was usually show-biz - showtime. We'd cut up and make gags and in three minutes, we were rolling around, laughing ourselves to pieces."
In fact, like many in the early days of television, Mr. MacDONALD did start out in show business.
Born in Brantford, Ontario, in 1930, he was the only child of Scottish immigrants, his father a ship plater. The family went without a telephone until Mr. MacDONALD was 6 and they belonged to a church that had no minister, organ or choir. Congregation members, including young John, sang a cappella--in harmony.
His father paid him a nickel for each book read and a penny for each word spelled and defined correctly. During his childhood, Mr. MacDONALD absorbed works by Dickens and Robert Louis Stevenson. In 1941, the family moved to Victoria, so that Mr. MacDONALD's father could work in the shipyards. Mr. MacDONALD attended Esquimalt High School.
The school's strong arts program whetted his appetite for music and theatre. Mr. MacDONALD appeared in school plays, musicals and the school band. After graduation, he left home to pursue his love of the stage.
While working at a bank, Mr. MacDONALD sang and acted in productions by Victoria's Gilbert and Sullivan Society, then the world's largest, the Victoria Little Theatre and the summer Starlight Theatre at night. Guest actors from the summer theatre, Vancouver's Theatre Under the Stars, where Bruno GERUSSI and Robert GOULET spent part of their early careers, appeared in the Starlight productions. in turn, Starlight actors were invited to audition with Theatre Under the Stars.
Mr. MacDONALD, aspiring to perform full-time, joined Theatre Under the Stars in 1949 and appeared in five productions for each of the following five seasons, including the part of Sly Masterson in Guys and Dolls.
At Theatre Under the Stars in 1951, Mr. MacDONALD, met Sheilagh HENDERSON, a dancer from the Winnipeg Ballet who performed with the company to supplement her winter income. "The singers always liked to take out the dancers," she said. They married in 1953.
With little money, the newlywed Mr. MacDONALD often entertained himself and his wife by playing the piano, improving on his self-taught skill. He loved music, especially jazz and the big bands.
And he continued acting. With the Vancouver Little Theatre MacDONALD played the lead opposite film stars Peggy Ann GARNER and Mercedes McCAMBRIDGE and performed in early Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Vancouver television musicals between 1953 and 1956.
Finally needing a better day job he joined Screen Gems as its western sales representative in 1958, yet continued acting in his spare time. A move to Toronto in 1961 to become eastern sales supervisor left him no time to perform and in 1974, he was promoted to vice-president of sales and director of Columbia Pictures Television in Canada.
While on business trips, his piano-playing ability proved a good companion. Often lonely, he would ask to use the piano in hotel bars, and played requests for those who gathered, said his daughter Jeannie HEROLD.
Having a father who sold television shows didn't gain her any status with her schoolmates, though. Most thought her father repaired televisions. Still they perked up when he got her an autograph of Shirley JONES and David CASSIDY of The Partridge Family.
Despite rubbing shoulders with stars in Hollywood and Cannes, her father remained modest, she said. "He always said: 'They put their pants on one leg at a time. They're just the same as you and me.'"
Mr. MacDONALD loved old musicals and when with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, brought certain films home for family and Friends to view. Once during a poolside screening of the Battle of Britain at friend Alan KEYWORTH's house, a gust of wind blew the screen into the pool. "We got to know the neighbours rather quickly," KEYWORTH said.
A fan of television producer and director Seymour BERNS's stories, Mr. MacDONALD, who liked to talk - a lot - was fond of recounting them. Once in Hollywood, he began to tell a BERNS tale, forgetting that BERNS himself was in the room. As he went on with the anecdote, embellishing and enhancing it along the way, BERNS turned and said: "Shouldn't that story be over by now?."
But Mr. MacDONALD's theatrical bent never ended. He orchestrated the lighting for his wife's ballet-school shows and did son Glen's makeup for Halloween. And as well as being a director of the Broadcast Executives Society from 1972 to 1978 and its chairman in 1974 and 1975, he produced the organization's Christmas luncheon for many years, writing scripts and organizing entertainment.
After one successful event, the crowd of 1,000 in the Sheraton Hotel in Toronto rose to give Mr. MacDONALD, busy directing activities from the control room, a standing ovation. Mr. McLAUGHIN hurled a roll at Mr. MacDONALD, who was behind the control room's glass. Many followed suit and Mr. MacDONALD joined in the fun, ducking to avoid the "hits."
Mr. MacDONALD also helped set up the Ruth Hancock Scholarship for students pursuing a career in broadcasting and revamped the Canadian Association of Broadcasters' award ceremony. He retired in 1987.
As for his very Canadian name: "He always said he was working on the sir," Sheilagh MacDONALD said. Mr. MacDONALD leaves his wife of 49 years, Sheilagh, son Glen, daughter Jeannie HEROLD and six grandchildren.
John A. MacDONALD, actor, salesman; born in Brantford, Ontario, March 25, 1930; died in Markham, Ontario, on November 23, 2002.
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BERRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-12 published
BERRY, Audrey -- Passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 10, 2002, joining her late husband Douglas BERRY. Members of Legion Branch 527. Loving mother of Sheila and of Gordon and his wife Nely. Dear ''Gramma'' of Lindsey and sister of Hazel HARRISON and her son Bob. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Service on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Ward Chapel. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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BERRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-23 published
Brantford fire kills boy, 8, and sister, 6
Mother fights for life after blaze fills home with smoke Fifteen-year-old girl escaped from upper window
Cheryl STEPAN Torstar News Service -- Page A4
Brantford--Two children are dead and their mother is fighting for life in hospital after an early morning house fire.
Another child -- a 15-year-old girl -- escaped the choking black smoke by jumping out of a second-storey window.
Neighbours watched in horror yesterday as firefighters rushed out of the home carrying the limp bodies of 8-year-old Jason PROPER, his 6-year-old sister Emily, and their 32-year-old mother, Susan. They said firefighters laid them down outside the Charing Cross St. home and tried to resuscitate them.
"There were two little bodies on the lawn. ... They were working on them for a long time," said neighbour Shirley RATHWELL. "It was really upsetting when I found out they were both gone."
The fire was especially hard on Brantford's emergency workers, who have seen a string of tragedies in the past few weeks. There have been five train-related fatalities since Nov. 5, including a train derailment last weekend that killed a woman and forced 100 people from their homes.
"It's been a very rough time," said Deputy Fire Chief Bob RUTTAN.
Emergency crews managed to revive the mother, who at first wasn't showing any signs of life, said Brantford police Inspector Jens Enslev. She was rushed to Hamilton General Hospital, where she is in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
Ashley PROPER, 15, was taken to Brantford General Hospital with injuries resulting from her fall out of the window. Their father was in the Sarnia area on business and headed back to Brantford when police told him the news, Enslev said.
The Ontario Fire Marshal's office is investigating the fire's cause. It's not believed to be suspicious, Enslev said.
Neighbours said the family just moved into the house a few weeks ago. They'd put up Christmas lights on the railing outside the small, two-storey home the day before tragedy struck.
A neighbour called 911 at 6: 24 a.m. When fire crews arrived, three minutes later, heavy black smoke was pouring from the house. Ruttan said someone met them outside and told them there were people trapped inside.
"Our crews brought them out," Ruttan said. "We have lost those children. ... Our hearts go out to those relatives."
Ann MUCKADAY was watching from across the street. Up early, she saw the flashing lights, but no flames. Then she saw a firefighter walking down the street with a child cradled in his arms.
"Her long hair was hanging down. He was carrying her like she was a rag doll," she said.
"When I saw that first girl come out, I thought everyone would make it out okay," added her 22-year-old son Greg.
"When I heard they didn't make it, it hits you like a ton of bricks."
Ruttan said damage from the fire was minimal, but smoke had filled the entire house. There was little exterior evidence of a fire other than broken windows at the front and side of the house. The house had smoke alarms, but it wasn't clear yet whether they were working.
Emily and Jason were students at Graham Bell school in Brantford. Their principal, Lorne BERRY, said the staff was shaken by the news.
"They were very, very pleasant children," he said.
Staff decided it would be best if students learned the news from their parents, rather than school staff. A crisis team will be available at the school Monday.
Hamilton Spectator

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BERRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-30 published
BRUCE, Olive -- At Brampton Hospital on Sunday, December 29, 2002 in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late John BUDD and the late Victor BRUCE. Loving mother of Larry and his wife Patricia. Proud and loving grandmother of Kim RANKIN and Kelly THERIAULT and great-grandmother of Jillian, Eric and Matthew. Sadly missed by her sister Lillian BERRY. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home ''Brampton Chapel'', 52 Main St. S. (Hwy. 10), Brampton from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Complete service in the chapel on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment Brampton Cemetery.

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BERSCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-31 published
BERSCH, Emilie -- Peacefully on December 29, 2002 at Eastholme, Powassan, in her 83rd year. Loving wife of the late Friedrich BERSCH. Beloved mother of Emmi SIM and her husband James. Cherished Oma of Elizabeth, Karen, Ingrid and Michael, and great-grandmother (Omi) to Zackery, Dillon, Travis, Peter, Ashley, Jennifer, Sydney and Morgan. Friends and family may call at the Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas St. West (1 block east of Runnymede) on Friday, January 3, 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at First Lutheran Church, 116 Bond Street, Toronto on Saturday, January 4, 2003 at 11 a.m.

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BERTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2002-11-28 published
Filmmaker produced animal magic
Canadian wildlife photographer set new standards for nature films kept beavers in his home
By Bill GLADSTONE Special to The Globe and Mail Thursday, November 28, 2002 Page R13
Bill CARRICK, a Toronto-area naturalist and wildlife photographer who coaxed beavers, ducks, fish, geese, polar bears and other animals into acting naturally in front of the camera, has died after an accidental fall on the rural property he rented in suburban Toronto. He was 81 years old.
An award-winning nature cinematographer whose short National Film Board of Canada production World in a Marsh (1956) set standards for nature films and was televised around the world, Mr. CARRICK became known as a skilled animal wrangler who could tame, train and otherwise prepare a wide range of species for work in film and television.
To many, the slight, unassuming naturalist seemed more at home around animals than with people; he literally made them part of his family. He proved a doting parent to generations of geese who followed him around as though he was their father, and at various times took polar bear cubs, beavers and other animals into his home.
He was the first to discover that geese that had lost the migratory instinct could be trained to fly south in autumn alongside an ultralight aircraft, a phenomenon that inspired the popular 1995 movie Fly Away Home.
Limber and energetic even as an octogenarian, he had been planning to retire to write his memoirs. He was dismantling a film set in his big barn-sized studio when he fell from a lighting grid on Oct. 2. He died five days later.
Author Farley MOWAT, who met him through a birdwatching club in the late 1940s, still expresses regret that a lack of funding prevented him from joining the tundra adventure that was the basis of his celebrated book, People of the Deer.
"I thought then, and I think now, that he was one of the most significant people in the business of wildlife photography, and continued to be throughout his life," Mr. MOWAT said.
Born in Toronto in 1920, Mr. CARRICK grew up near the city's Monarch Park, where he went birdwatching; he also belonged to a camera club. He attended Northern Vocational School, trained as a machinist as his father had done, and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force at 19.
Stationed in Newfoundland, he was part of a party sent to salvage a wrecked plane in Labrador. Marooned for nine days because of high seas, they survived on a diet of jack rabbits. While in the air force he trained as a pilot but never got to fly, and designed a bomb hoist for aircraft that remained in long use.
Resuming civilian life, he studied biology at the University of Toronto for a year, then took a job as a photographer for Ducks Unlimited in Manitoba. In 1949, he filmed the pheasant hunt on Ontario's Pelee Island for a television show. Its huge success prompted its sponsor, Carling Breweries, to commission him to make more films on sporting subjects.
Other prize assignments followed, including several waterfowl documentaries for Ducks Unlimited and a series on the Birds of Canada for the National Film Board of Canada. White Wilderness,a prestigious Disney production shot on northern Hudson Bay, brought him into close contact with polar bears, walruses, ringed seals and narwhals.
"His main strength was that he was very innovative and he used the camera extremely well," said Michael SPENCER, a retired National Film Board of Canada producer. "His extraordinary patience was one of the most amazing things about him. He would sit for hours in a blind . . . waiting for a bird to return to its nest. You can't direct that kind of action, you have to wait for it to happen."
For World in a Marsh, he built an underwater housing for the camera and used the wheels and handle of an old gramophone to roll it along a track from a boat to the water. Sound engineers ventured into the marsh on rafts to record bird songs and other noises, which was then considered a pioneering technique.
Although Mr. CARRICK always strove for authenticity on the screen, he once took part in an elaborate fakery that depicted lemmings committing mass suicide, a fiction that was at one time passed off as a natural spectacle.
Since the production was based in southern Alberta, far from the lemming's Arctic habitat, the team had only a few dozen of the furry rodents at their disposal. To magnify the numbers, the crew filmed the animals pouring forth in profusion as they ran along a large circular track; then showed them disappearing beyond a sharp rise to create the illusion that they were rushing over a cliff. For a parting shot, the handlers dumped some dead lemmings into the water and showed them bobbing pathetically below a cliff, apparently drifting out to sea. The deception worked brilliantly.
"It was all fiction," Mr. CARRICK told friend Oliver BERTIN in "Everyone always believed he engineered that scene. It was one of those myths that becomes perpetuated," said Mr. BERTIN, who is a Globe and Mail reporter. "Bill was there during filming, and probably had a part in it, but he became more uncomfortable about it as the years went by."
In the early 1970s, he and his wife brought a bevy of young beavers into their home for a proposed movie about the legendary Canadian outdoorsman Grey Owl. Not surprisingly, their toothy house guests chewed the kitchen woodwork to bits. From then on, he always kept a supply of Canada's favourite mascot on hand: His beaver shows were in great demand, especially on Canada Day. When Grey Owl was made in 1998, he supplied the baby beavers that appeared in scenes with actor Pierce BROSNAN.
He had equally cordial relations with geese. Knowing that newly hatched goslings form a bond of dependency with the first living creature they encounter, he imprinted generations of geese upon himself. Then he rigged up a wind tunnel so that geese could be photographed in apparent soaring flight from only inches away.
After the birds had become acclimatized to engine noise, he trained them to fly behind his speedboat on Ontario's Lake Scugog, which, in turn, led to the realization that they could be trained to fly with an ultralight aircraft. Bill LISHMAN, an Ontario environmentalist and ultralight pilot, later escorted several gaggles from Canada to wintering grounds in the southern United States, as highlighted in Fly Away Home. Mr. CARRICK, who also flew an ultralight, supplied the geese and was an integral consultant during the film's production.
Over the past decade he had attempted to apply the same induced-migration technique to trumpeter swans, but the province effectively clipped his wings by cancelling his permit to keep waterfowl on his property. He soon regained the permit and continued to work on efforts to restore the the sandhill crane and the trumpeter swan into areas of their former habitat in Southern Ontario.
From 1963 to 1972, he designed and managed the Cortwright Waterfowl Park in Guelph, Ont., and later helped organize the African compounds of the Metro Toronto Zoo. He also worked on several Imax productions and provided footage for shows such as the Audubon Wildlife Theatre and Lorne Greene's New Wilderness. His cinematic awards include a 1960 American Film Festival Blue Ribbon Award for World in a Marsh.
He was married in 1954 to Mary HEARST, a biologist who worked closely with him. They separated 20 years ago, but she resumed helping him with his animals about six years ago. He also leaves son James, daughter Jean Jess and sisters Bernice and Beverley.
William Henesey CARRICK, naturalist and wildlife photographer born Nov. 14, 1920, in Toronto; died Oct. 7, 2002, Toronto.

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BERTRAND, David Joseph -- At Civic Hospital, North Bay, on Sunday, November 17, 2002 at the age of 51 years. David BERTRAND, loving father of Michael, Adam and Christine, all of Sutton, Ontario. Husband of Joanne (née LUDLOW,) also of Sutton, Ontario. Dear brother of Diane RICHARDS (Pat) of Brampton, Danny (Bev) of Cambridge, Don (Nancy) of Burlington, Darlene AMES (Ed) of Woodbridge and Debbie BOYLE (Danny) of Brampton. Lovingly remembered by his nieces, nephews and friend Anne Marie WALSH. Predeceased by his parents David and Jacqueline (née LAMOUREUX.) Resting at the Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Service in the chapel on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Donations to Sunnybrook Hospital Cancer Unit would be appreciated by the family.

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