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CHRÉTIEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2002-12-24 published
'A decent and delightful human being' is laid to rest
HNATYSHYN remembered and honoured as a man full of laughter, warmth, culture
By Jeff SALLOT Tuesday, December 24, 2002, Page A6
Ottawa -- Ramon HNATYSHYN's family, Friends and country celebrated his life yesterday with laughter, bidding him farewell in state ceremonies on Parliament Hill, during a solemn military march through the windy streets of the capital, and in an ancient Ukrainian funeral rite.
"We lost a decent and delightful human being, and we lost him far too soon," his friend and golfing partner, Peter MANSBRIDGE, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation news anchor, said in a eulogy.
Mr. HNATYSHYN, 68, the grand_son of Ukrainian immigrants who rose to the federal cabinet in two Progressive Conservative governments and then went on to serve as governor-general from 1990 to 1995, died last Wednesday of complications of cancer.
Mr. MANSBRIDGE recalled that Mr. HNATYSHYN never seemed to worry about slicing his ball into the woods when Royal Canadian Mounted Police bodyguards accompanied him on the golf course.
A helpful Mountie would locate the ball. Somehow it always seemed to have come to rest in a spot that gave Mr. HNATYSHYN a clean shot toward the green, Mr. MANSBRIDGE said.
The congregation roared. "He would have liked to hear your laugh and the sight of your smiles," Mr. MANSBRIDGE said.
Humour was an important part of Mr. HNATYSHYN's life. On another occasion, at a dinner in a fine restaurant, Mr. HNATYSHYN tasted the wine and pretended to choke and fall out of his seat before grinning at the distraught waiter and giving the "okay" sign.
"He would do almost anything for a laugh" and it was often corny, Mr. MANSBRIDGE said. His wife, Gerda, would roll her eyes and "you could almost hear her say, 'I don't believe he's doing this.'"
Mrs. HNATYSHYN smiled at the recollection.
Another family friend, Senator Yves MORIN, said Mr. HNATYSHYN, usually known as Ray, was a man without pretense and was "full of warmth" for others. He was also a "man of culture," Dr. MORIN said, noting that the Governor-General's Performing Arts Awards were initiated during Mr. HNATYSHYN's time at Rideau Hall.
Archbishop Yurij KALISTCHUK, who presided at the Ukrainian Orthodox funeral rite, said Mr. HNATYSHYN was proud of his heritage.
Even as others of Ukrainian background changed their names to sound more "Canadian," the archbishop said, the aspiring Progressive Conservative politician joked that "he changed his name to HNATYSHYN to get elected in Saskatoon West."
Although the funeral rite was Ukrainian Orthodox, sung and chanted in both English and Ukrainian, the ceremony was conducted in Christ Church Cathedral. The Anglican Cathedral has been a traditional unofficial home church for previous governors-general. Members of the Royal Family have worshipped there when in Ottawa. Prayers were offered by clerics from several other faiths.
About 500 dignitaries, family members and Friends filled the old stone church and others watched the ceremony on a large television monitor in an adjoining hall.
In a written tribute, Governor-General Adrienne CLARKSON referred to Mr. HNATYSHYN as "this beloved Canadian."
She said a photo exhibit at Rideau Hall includes a memorable picture of Mr. HNATYSHYN's beaming face, "showing his understanding and enjoyment of people. He was a decent, fair-minded person, proud of the Canada he served so well."
Ms. CLARKSON, who as Governor-General is commander-in-chief of the Canadian Forces, was en route to the Middle East to spend the holidays with the troops serving there.
The HNATYSHYN family urged Ms. CLARKSON to continue with the trip rather than remain in Ottawa for the funeral.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLACHLIN, the deputy governor-general, represented the Crown.
Prime Minister Jean CHRÉTIEN and former prime ministers Joe CLARK and Kim CAMPBELL attended the ceremony, as did former governor-general Roméo LEBLANC, who succeeded Mr. HNATYSHYN in 1995.
Honorary pallbearers included members of Mr. HNATYSHYN's law firm and Supreme Court Justice Frank IACOBUCCI, who had been a senior official under Mr. HNATYSHYN when he was the federal justice minister.
Among the mourners were members of the diplomatic corps and the lieutenant-governors of four provinces, including Lynda HAVERSTOCK of Saskatchewan, Mr. HNATYSHYN's home province.
Politicians from all political parties attended, including several former cabinet colleagues from the Tory governments of Brian MULRONEY and Mr. CLARK.
Former Saskatchewan New Democratic Party premier Allan BLAKENEY wiped tears from his eyes. "We knew each other as lawyers. Saskatchewan is a small place," he said.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers, riding black horses, led the funeral procession from Parliament Hill through the streets of downtown Ottawa to the cathedral. Members of all three branches of the Canadian Forces accompanied the hearse at a slow march. Bagpipes played laments. A bass drum marked the cadence.

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CHRISS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-18 published
CHRISS, Catherine S. ''Kitty'' -- At the Villa Care Centre on Friday, December 13, 2002 in her 91st year. Kitty ARBOUR, beloved wife of the late Ken REVOY and John CHRISS. Dear mother of Betty NEWBERRY and her husband David, James REVOY and his wife Aline, Douglas REVOY and his wife Barbara, Edgar REVOY, and Susan MOREAU and her husband Jim. Will be sadly missed by 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Loving sister of Henrietta BURGESS. Predeceased by Lebare, Louis, Edgar, Lloyd, Theodore, and Bernard ARBOUR. Resting at the Nicholls Funeral Home, 330 Midland Avenue, Midland on Thursday, December 19th and Friday, December 20th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Mary's Church, Victoria Harbour on Saturday, December 21st at 11 a.m. Spring interment at St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. The family invites you to sign the ''Book of Condolence'' at www.obituariestoday.com

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CHRISTENSEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-21 published
ANDERSEN, Esedora Julie -- Passed away, in Georgetown, on Thursday, December 19, 2002. Dora ANDERSEN of Meaford, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Svend ANDERSEN. Dear mother of Elizabeth BRAUN, Ellen CHRISTENSEN and her friend Greg STEPHENS, all of Georgetown, and Andy and Linda ANDERSEN of Meaford. Sadly missed by three grandchildren, Norman BRAUN and his wife Lisa, Ingrid and Darcey RING, and Elaine and Nick PEET, and great-grandchildren Olivia and Lauren PEET and Lexi BRAUN. Resting at the Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford, Ontario, where the Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 23 at 11 a.m. Interment Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford. Visiting at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 7-9 p.m. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. A Memorial Service will be held in Augsberg Lutheran Church, Mill Street, Brampton, on January 4, 2003 at 3: 30 p.m.

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CHRISTIANSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-09-04 published
James Walter FERGUSON " Jim"
In loving memory of James Walter FERGUSON " Jim" who passed away peacefully at Manitoulin Health Centre on Friday, August 30, 2002 at the age of 83 years.
Predeceased by his cherished wife Bertha "Bert" (née CHRISTIANSON) on December 21, 1996. Loved by children Jim and wife Linda of Sheguiandah, Georgina and husband Terri HARI of Thunder Bay. Will be missed by grandchildren Jim Jr and wife Erin, Kirsten David and fiancé Jon BRIMMELL. Predeceased by his two brothers Jack and Russell. Visitation was held Monday September 2, 2002. Funeral Service was held Tuesday September 3, 2002 at Island Funeral Home. Burial of Ashes in Elmview Cemetery, Sheguiandah. Donations to Manitoulin Health Center Ladies Aux. or Dialysis Unit would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.

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CHRISTIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-17 published
McPHERSON, James Bruce -- At his home on Friday, November 15, 2002 after a long battle with emphysema at the age of 64. He will be sadly missed by his partner Bill FYFE of 43 years, nephews Edward and Andrew, sister-in-law Wanda McPHERSON, cousin Joyce WRIGHT and his special Friends Don COLVIN, Paul CHRISTIE, Martha TODD, Helen HATTON and many other Friends and colleagues around the world. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West, at Windermere, east of the Jane Subway from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 11 o'clock. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.

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CHRISTIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-18 published
McNAMARA, Margaret Jean (née BLAIR) -- Peacefully in the presence of her loving family at the York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill, on Friday, November 15, 2002 in her 82nd year. Loving mother of Paul, Jo-Anne SCOTT (Doug,) Karen CROMAR (Stephen) and Kelly CHRISTIE (Bill.) She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Paula, Cheryl, Jeff, Jennifer, Greg, Brooke and Jamie. Dearest sister of Marilyn SCHUTTE and Ray BLAIR (Marilyn.) Former wife of the late Paul McNAMARA. Friends may call at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (south of Wellesley) on Tuesday, November 19 from 2-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at Holy Rosary Church, 354 St. Clair Ave. W. (at Tweedsmuir) on Wednesday, November 20, at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations made to the Canadian Lung Association would be welcomed. Parking adjacent to the funeral home.

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CHRISTIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-25 published
CHRISTIE, Karen Lynn
In loving memory of a dear daughter, and sister to Joanne. Karen passed away nineteen years ago today, November 25, 1983. We think of her in silence, No eye can see us weep, But many silent tears are shed When others are asleep.
--You are always with us - Eternal Love, Mom and Joanne. xxx-ooo

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CHRISTIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-23 published
CHRISTIE, Edward James ''Ted'' -- (Royal Canadian Air Force/Veteran World War 2) Peacefully at home on Saturday, December 21, 2002 in his 80th year. Ted, beloved father of John, Jim, Beth and Mark. Dearest brother of Katherine ROWLEY. Favourite Uncle of Marie, Suzanne and Barbara. Visitation will be held at the Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas Street West (one block east of Runnymede) on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 1-5 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, December 26, from St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church, 161 Annette Street, at 10 a.m. Family flowers only, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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CHRISTILAW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-21 published
MAIR, William -- Passed away on December 20, 2002 in his 74th year surrounded by his family at Sunnybrook and Women's Health Sciences Centre, Toronto. Survived by his children, Ian (Kelly), Andrew (Kim), David, Fiona (Richard), Grandfather of Duncan and Alison, dear friend and companion Ruth CHRISTILAW. Born in Newmilns, Ayrshire, Scotland, Bill served with the Royal Air Force before coming to Canada in 1951. He married Muriel (née LUCY,) in 1953, and together, they raised their family in London, Chapleau, Sarnia and Elliot Lake, Ontario. Teacher, principal, school administrator, Bill retired as Director of Education of the North Shore Board of Education in 1988. He served his community as director and chairman of St. Joseph's General Hospital and ARC Industries Ltd. Bill enjoyed his retirement in Algoma Mills, and after Muriel's death in 1993, in Bracebridge Ontario. Private arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph's General Hospital, Elliot Lake Ontario, 705-848-7181, c/o The William Mair Fund.

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CHRISTOPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-20 published
REICHELD, Gloria Joyce (née BARR) -- Former student of Earlscourt Public School and Oakwood Collegiate, Toronto. Passed away with her family by her side, at the London Health Science Centre, London on Monday, November 18th, 2002. Gloria REICHELD of London (in her 70th year.) Beloved wife of 39 years of C. Arnold REICHELD. Loving mother of Scott REICHELD and his partner Jacquie CHRISTOPHERSON of Sturgis, Saskatchewan. Loving grandmother of Alexandra CHRISTOPHERSON. Special friend of Geraldine and Trevor OLMSTEAD of Omemee, Ontario. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home (Clapperton and Worsley Streets), Barrie on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Friday, November 22, 2002 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Thornton Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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