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COOK o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-03-13 published
Effie Isobel {McQUARRIE} BAUMAN/BOWMAN
In loving memory of Effie BAUMAN/BOWMAN, March 2, 1914-March 10, 2002
Effie BAUMAN/BOWMAN, a resident of Gore Bay, died at the Manitoulin Health Centre, Little Current, on Sunday March 10, 2002 at the age of 88 years. She was the fifth child of the late Ronald and Agnes {ALLEN} McQUARRIE. Effie attended both public school and high school in Gore Bay and Teacher Training at North Bay Normal School in 1931 and 32. She taught in Pleasant Valley (formerly Pig Tantrum), Gore Bay, Toronto and Newmarket. On July 8, 1936 she married Marven BAUMAN/BOWMAN, and after 44 years away, retired to Gore Bay. Effie was a vital, active presence in her communities. She was an adored primary school teacher, a superb cook, who entertained weekly right up until the time she entered the hospital, a wife and mother and kind friend to all. She was a founding member of the Senior Citizen Club, serving as secretary for many years, until her failed vision forced her resignation. She served on the Library Board and was instrumental in starting the CNIB Help Group. Everyone who met her, recognized her as a special person, one who saw only the best in others. She possessed a marvelous sense of humour and great inner strength. Effie was the oldest member of All Saints Anglican Church. She was christened and married in the church and her wish was to be buried from there as well.
Dearly loved wife of almost 66 years of Marven. Loving mother of Mary Jean and Lachlan MUIR, of Gore Bay, Carolyn and Bryan OSTROWSKI of Midland and Catherine and Raouf BALBAA of Mississauga. Proud grandmother of Mark Toole and his wife Denise, Jordan Toole and his wife Debbie, Leisha Ostrowski and her fiance Chris and Adam BALBAA, and great grandchildren Mitchell, Katie, Carlie and Sydney. Predeceased by sister Jean COOK and brothers Jack, Jim, Donald and Mac McQUARRIE. Fondly remembered by a large extended family of nieces and nephews.
Friends called the Culgin Funeral Home Monday March 11, 2002. The funeral service was held at All Saints Anglican Church on Tuesday March 12, 2002 with Reverend Lind WHITE/WHYTE officiating, assisted by Rev. Rhonda HIRST. Spring Interment in Hagey Cemetery at Cambridge.

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COOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-16 published
WHETHAM, Kenneth A. Sr. -- (Employee of Heartland Shipping.) Suddenly, in Mississauga, Ontario, on Thursday, November 14, 2002, in his 60th year. Ken, beloved husband of Freda KELLY, predeceased by wife Sheila (LANDREVILLE- COOK) WHETHAM. Loving father of Kenny (wife Liane), Annette (Dave) (Phil), Michele (predeceased) (husband Lorne), and Wendy (John). Loving step-father of Lisa COOK (Gary) and Jason COOK (Karen.) Dear Papa of Sacha, Nathasha, Melissa, Tyler, Christopher, Jessica, Bradley, Courtney, Matthew, Justin, and Dan. Best friend to Oscar. Lovingly remembered by Friends and co-workers. Resting at The Lee Funeral Home Limited, 258 Queen St. S., Streetsville, where Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday, November 18, 2002 at 1 p.m. Interment in Meadowvale Cemetery, Brampton. Donations to your favourite charity would be appreciated.

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COOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-19 published
WESTLAKE, Grace -- Peacefully, at Belmont House, Toronto on Sunday, November 17, 2002 in her 99th year. Mrs. Hannah Grace WESTLAKE, beloved wife of the late Willard WESTLAKE. Loving mother of Barbara and her husband Moffat HILL and Betty and her husband Stanley BUDNEY. Devoted grandmother of Stephen and Linda HILL, Sharon and Daniel COOK, Susan and Michael SANTOMAURO and David BUDNEY. Great-grandmother of Michael SANTOMAURO Jr. Grace was a long time member of Kingsway-Lambton United Church and was active in the United Church Women for more than 50 years. Friends will be received at the Mississauga Chapel of Scott Funeral Home, 420 Dundas Street East (just west of Cawthra Road) 905-272-4040, on Thursday, November 21 from 10 a.m. for a Funeral Service to follow in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to Belmont House, 55 Belmont Street, Toronto, M5R 1R1 or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Special thanks to the staff of Belmont House for their care and compassion over the past 19 years.

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COOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-21 published
RATHGEBER, Robertina (Rex) née COWIE -- Passed away in Port Moody, British Columbia on November 12, 2002. She was 82 years of age. She was predeceased by husbands Arthur RATHGEBER and David COOK. Robertina is lovingly remembered by her children: Arthur in Port Moody and Arthur's wife Alexandra and their children Kris, Kent and Steven, Kenneth in Toronto and Kenneth's wife Anna and their son Jacob, Michael in Montreal and Michael's wife Anne and their daughters Una and Elsa. A privte family service was held in Port Moody on November 15th. As an expression of sympathy, a donation to the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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COOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-23 published
GROSSI, Robert Paul -- March 30, l922 - November 20, 2002. Robert, affectionately known as Bob, was born the son of Robert Joseph GROSSI and Grace Marie PELLETTIER. Bob was raised and lived his whole life in the High Park area of Toronto. He attended St. Vincent de Paul School and St. Michael's College School. A World War II Veteran, he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force and was stationed at Watson Lake, Yukon. In 1945, he married Valerie GUERARD and they raised their seven children lovingly. Bob worked in the family property management business and ran for public office in the 196O's. His long term memberships in the Young Men's Canadian Club, Toronto Board of Trade and Argonaut Rowing Club were important to him as he was a proud Canadian and Torontonian. Bob lead a full and vibrant life. He always enjoyed his family and Friends around him and they shared his interests of golf, horses, boats, dancing, casinos and Florida vacations. Several generations of family enjoyed many summers at his cottage at Island Grove on Lake Simcoe. Many exuberant family dinners were enjoyed at the Old Mill Towers, where he lived for over 20 years. He set an example of longevity, generosity and enduring love for family and will be dearly missed. Bob passed away peacefully, only a few days after he left his home on Wednesday, November 20, 2002, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, with family by his side. Beloved husband of the late Valerie GUERARD. Loving father of Lyn (Michael COOK), Paulette (Frans ROOD), Penny, Paul (Catharine), Peter, Robbi (Carolyn), and Richard (Joanna). Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Jeffrey, Amy, Peter, David, Matthew, Alida, Kate, James, Paul, Jaclyn, Madelyn, Daniel, and Andrew; and by his great-grandchildren Avery and Valerie. Brother of Peter (Joan.) Devoted and loving friend of Helen O'NEILL. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West, at Windermere, east of the Jane Subway, from 1-9 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor Street West (west of Royal York Road), on Monday, November 25 at 10: 30 am. Interment Saint Mary's Cemetery, Mississauga. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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COOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-06 published
COOK, Muriel -- In loving memory of a dear Aunt and Gramma Muriel, December 6, 2000. Forever remembered, loved and missed. --Norma, Janice, Wade, Susan, Al, Chrissy, Katie, Jordan, Brooklynn, Laquan and Alix.

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COOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-24 published
COOK, Norma Gertrude -- Peacefully at Aurora Resthaven on Monday, December 23, 2002 in her 88th year. Norma, loving wife of Norm, beloved mother of Beth and her husband Paul SMITH, Jim and his wife Lyn, Mary and her husband John HYSLOP. Proud grandmother of Kim, Lisa, Garrett, Ellen and Leah. Friends will be received at the Aurora United Church, 15186 Yonge Street, Aurora on Friday, December 27, 2002 from 12 noon until the time of the Memorial Service at 1 p.m. Memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Thompson Funeral Home, Aurora, 905-727-5421.

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COOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-27 published
COOK, May -- Passed away peacefully on December 24, 2002, at the age of 75. Beloved sister of Joseph and his wife Joyce. Loving aunt of Sheila, Brian and his wife Sharon and great aunt to James, Kevin and Kyle. She will also be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews and Friends. Friends may call at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles) on Saturday, December 28, 2002 from 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Service to be held on Sunday, December 29, 2002, at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to either the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-15 published
COOKE, Christine Marion -- Peacefully at Renfrew Victoria Hospital after a brief illness, on Wednesday, November 13, 2002, Christine EADY, in her 78th year. Daughter of the late Tinswood EADY and Minnie May CAMPBELL. Beloved wife of the late Alfred COOKE. Dear mother of Sandra POUPORE (Tom) of Port Perry, and Bob and Jane CAMPBELL of Mississauga. Dear sister of Bill EADY (Edith) of Renfrew. Predeceased by one sister and brother. Cherished grandmother of Hilary, Harrison, and Hayley. Sadly missed by sisters-in-law Jean COOKE, Rosemary COOKE and Jackie MEYERS, as well as several nieces and nephews. Resting at the McPhail and Perkins Funeral Home, 85 Munro Ave. at Lorne, Renfrew, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., and Saturday from 12 noon-1: 45 p.m. where the funeral will be conducted in the chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. Reverend Dr. George HERMANSON presiding. Interment Horton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Arthritis Society, Breast Cancer Foundation, or the Easter Seals would be gratefully acknowledged.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-21 published
LITTLE, Bruce -- At Quinte Healthcare Belleville General on Friday, November 15th, 2002. Bruce LITTLE, of Madoc, in his 63rd year. son of Annie LITTLE and the late Charles LITTLE. Husband of Colleen COOKE. Father of Charlene and Keith LANG, Brampton; and Robin and Morton RYBAK, Thornhill. Grandfather of Michael LANG. Brother of John LITTLE, Robert and Cathy LITTLE, Danny and Andrea LITTLE, David and Heather LITTLE and the late Frank LITTLE. Loved by his nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held in Scarborough Baptist Church, 1597 Kingston Rd., Scarborough, on Saturday, November 23rd at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would he appreciated. Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc, 613-473-2833.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-28 published
COOKE, Dorothea ''Dodi'' -- Peacefully at the Highbourne Lifecare Centre, on Monday, December 23, 2002 at age 78. Beloved wife of the late Wilfred N. COOKE. Will be sadly missed by her two best Friends Myra BENOIT and Danny GOLDSTICK and her nieces and nephew. Cremation. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke 416-231-2283.

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COOPER o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-03-06 published
Kimberley Ann MICHIE
Kimberley was taken tragically on Sunday, February 24, 2002 at the age of 30.
Kim will be forever cherished in the hearts of her three sons Jonathan, Joshua and Travis. Sadly missed also by parents Douglas and Deborah MICHIE and sister Kelly and her husband Doug CALDWELL. Dear granddaughter of Joyce and the late John MICHIE and Sydna and the late George COOPER. Visitation was held on Wednesday, February 27, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.. at the Fawcett Funeral Homes, "Collingwood Chapel", 82 Pine Street, Collingwood. A funeral service was held in the chapel on Thursday, February 28, 2002.

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COOPER o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-05-01 published
COOPER
-In loving memory of Roy, April 27, 1999.
Always in our hearts.
-Lois and family.

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COOPER o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-05-29 published
Theresa V. SAGO- COOPER
Theresa SAGO- COOPER, a resident of Kaboni passed away at the Manitoulin Health Centre, Little Current on May 20, 2002 at the age of 62 years.
Theresa was born in Sagamok daughter of the David and Edna {GADABUSHI} FRANCIS. Theresa was a housewife and foster mother and spent many hours with her children and foster children. She also was a good cook and enjoyed doing many native arts and crafts. Beloved wife of Andrew J. COOPER of Wikwemikong. Loving mother of Bill (friend Samantha) of Sagamok, Connie (friend Larry) of Sudbury, Marcel and Patricia (friend Paul) all of Wikwemikong, and John of Sudbury. Proud and loving grandmother of Nicole, Kyle, Leo, Che, Amber, Tory, Todd, Tamarra, Damian, Diamond, Chelsey, Marcel Jr., and Leigh-Ann. Dear sister of Lyla KING (husband Randy) of Christian Island, Valarie OWL (husband Joseph) of Massey and Charlie DILLIEN (wife Judy) of Webbwood. Also survived by many nephews and nieces. Friends and relatives called at St. Anthony Daniel Church, Kaboni on Tuesday, May 21, 2002. Funeral Mass was held from St. Anthony Daniel Church, Kaboni on Thursday May 23, 2002 with Father Doug McCARTHY as celebrant. Internment followed in Wikwemikong Cemetery, Kaboni.

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COOPER o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-06-19 published
Wilda Mae (CRANSTON) CLARK
In loving memory of Wilda Mae CLARK, June 15, 1920 to June 4, 2002.
Wilda CLARK, a resident of the Manitoulin Lodge, and formerly of Spring Bay and Sudbury died at the Lodge on Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at the age of 81 years. She was born at Mindemoya, and had lived at Spring Bay, where she had been very active in the community. Wilda and her husband Gordon farmed for many years. She was a very dedicated wife, mother and community worker. Wilda helped run the farm, milking cows and all other chores on the farm, as well as keeping house, gardening and most of all, a caring mother to her husband and children. She had a fierce independence, a trait which will be cherished by her family. Wilda was a very active member of the Missionary Church in Spring Bay, the Women's Institute and after moving to Sudbury she dedicated her time to day care and working for the CNIB. One of her favourite pastimes was playing the piano, which she learned to play by ear.
Wilda's husband Gordon predeceased in 1970. Dearly loved mother of Gloria VANPLEW (Gary) of Orillia and Grant CLARK (Leslie BANNER) of Mississauga. Proud grandmother of Christopher CLARK and his wife Andrea and Elizabeth CLARK and fiancé Lisandro LUZZA. Dear sister of Lois COOPER of Mindemoya, Harvey HANER (wife Nola) of Mindemoya and Frank HANER of Spring Bay. Predeceased by brother Grant CRANSTON. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel of the Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay, on Monday, June 17, 2002 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Frank HANER officiating. Friends called at the Funeral home from 10-11 a.m. Interment in Mindemoya Cemetery.

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COOPER o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-07-10 published
Violet COOPER
Violet COOPER of Espanola passed away at her residence on Sunday, June 30, 2002 in her 73rd year.
Beloved wife of the late Clarence COOPER (1982.) Dear daughter of John and Flora {PATTERSON} HEMBRUFF. Loving mother of Nancy (Mrs. Edmond TREMBLAY,) Joan (Mrs. Lional McCAULEY) both of Espanola, Mrs. Linda HAMEL of Wawa, Betty (Mrs. Richard GUAY) of Verner, Flora (Mrs. Wilfrid TREMBLAY) of Lively, Mrs. Rose-Marie BENSLER of Kitchener, Michael (wife Jane) of Little Current and the late Mark Cooper, Bruce Cooper and three infant children.Will be sadly missed by 22 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Very dear sister of the late Ella MARTELL, Verona McCULLIGH, Mary BURNETT, Elsie MARTELL, Marjorie McCULLIGH, Rita MUSGRAVE, Roy HEMBRUFF, John HEMBRUFF, Richard HEMBRUFF and Ivan HEMBRUFF. Funeral mass was held July 3rd from the Good Sheppard Roman Catholic Church in Espanola with the Reverend Mr. Don SUNSTRUM officiating. Interment in Espanola Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Bourcier Funeral Home, Espanola.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2002-12-28 published
VERBERK - COOPER
In loving memory of a dear mother, sister, wife and daughter who passed away three years ago, December 29, 1999.
They have gone across the river
To the shore of evergreen
And we long to see their faces
But the river flows between
Someday, sometime we shall see
The facesweloved so well
Someday we will clasp their hands
And never say farewell
Forever missed and treasured in our hearts. Rob and Zac.

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COOPER o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.enterprise-bulletin 2002-05-10 published
COOPER, Kurt William
Passed away at the Royal Victoria Hospital, in Barrie on Sunday, May 5, 2002 in his 30th year. Kurt COOPER, beloved son of Donald and Judy COOPER. Dear brother of Sabrina COOPER. Loving grand_son of George and Victoria LOUGHEAD and Sydna COOPER and the late George COOPER. Visitation was held at the Chatterson-Long Funeral Home, 404 Hurontario Street, Collingwood, then to Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, Highway 124 S., Nottawa were a funeral service was held on Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Westmount Baptist Cemetery Memorial donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Oncology Department or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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COOPER o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.enterprise-bulletin 2002-05-10 published
To a brother I never had - Kurt COOPER
who passed away May 5, 2002.
How hard it is to part with those
We hold on earth so dear,
The heart no greater trial knows
No sorrow more severe.
Loving you always,
Forgetting you never.
Mark, Jaime, Jacob and Kennedy

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COOPER 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.
Special to The Globe and Mail

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-12 published
CAMPBELL, John Dixon B.A.Sc., P.Eng., Certified Management Consultant Passed away at his farm in Orangeville, Ontario in his fifty-sixth year on November 11, 2002, in the arms of his beloved wife Beverly (née JAMES.) He leaves his wife and best friend Bev; his cherished daughter Natalie and her partner Mike; his mother Mary HAMILL his brothers and sisters: Ron and his family Jennie, Rehman, Soraiya and Rehana; Marilyn and her family Chris and Karen; Peter Cynthia and her family Penny, Erica, Meghan, Mara and Chris Michael and his family Cheryl, Sara and Devin; Mary and her family Cam, Kate, Ben, Eli and Emily; his brothers-in-law and their families Gord, Doug, Ken and nephew Alex. Predeceased by his father Michael and his stepfather Terry. Cattleman, consultant, artist, athlete, musician, winemaker - John, the true Renaissance Man - lived and loved large. Born November 13, 1946 in Sydney, Nova Scotia, he attended primary school in Sydney until the family moved to Sudbury, Ontario where he attended St. Theresa Separate School. John was a member of the Copper Cliff Highlanders Cadet Corps. He attended St. Charles College where he excelled in athletics including track and field, football and basketball. He graduated in 1970 from the University of Toronto in Metallurgical Engineering and Material Science. John worked for Inco Ltd. in Thompson, Manitoba and Carborundum in Niagara Falls, Ontario before joining Coopers and Lybrand which became Pricewaterhouse Coopers-Consulting, where he, as partner, developed a successful international practice and published numerous books in the area of maintenance and materials management. John was most himself at his farm, Dalriada Meadows, where he married Bev and where they developed a line of championship Herefords. He was an avid skier and sailor and loved the outdoors. John, the ultimate host, welcomed all, where he and Bev opened their hearts and their home to family, Friends and travellers, including numerous stray and homeless animals. Thank you to Drs. MYERS, KAIZER, FINE, WILLANS and the staff of The Credit Valley Oncology Unit, Mississauga and Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville. Thank you to all those who have expressed their love and support. A special thank you to John's Friends, medical advocate Dr. Terry COOPER and fitness trainer Kerry BRANIFF. A memorial service will be held in Westminster United Church, 247 Broadway, Orangeville on Friday, November 15, 2002 at 2 o'clock. Reception at Monora Park Pavilion. Donations may be made in John's name to the Oncology Departments of Credit Valley Hospital, 2200 Eglinton Avenue W., Mississauga L5M 2N1 or Headwaters Health Care Centre, 100 Rolling Hills Drive, Orangeville L9W 4X9. Arrangements by Egan Funeral Home Baxter and Giles Chapel, 273 Broadway, Orangeville L9W 1K8 (519 941-2630).

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-16 published
GILES, David William -- Peacefully with his family at his side on November 14, 2002 at Southlake Regional Health Centre at the age of 56. Beloved husband of Robin. Proud father of Carrie (Matthew DODSON,) Bethaney (Jason COOPER) and Ryan. Cherished Poppa of Paige Davey COOPER. Dear son of Jessie and the late Frank GILES. Brother of John and uncle of Shawn GILES. Will be missed by his extended family Mary-Ellen, Warren, Derek, Kevin, Cynthia and Bus. Sadly missed by the Collins Crescent family. Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home, 29 Victoria Street, Aurora, 905-727-5421 on Monday, November 18 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. In David's memory donations may be made to the Southlake Regional Health Centre Building Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society. A special thank-you to the nurses in the palliative care unit at Southlake.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-28 published
McBRIDE, Wendy (COOPER)
In loving memory of our sister who passed away November 28, 2000. Till roses lose their petals, Till heather has lost its dew, Till the end of time, dear Wendy, We will remember you.
Sadly missed by Mom, Marlene, Sam and family; Pat, Dennis and family.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-28 published
SHUGAR- COOPER, Rose
November 28, 2000. Nana, we miss you so much. We love you always.
--Linda, Sharon and Carolyn.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-30 published
McBRIDE, Wendy (COOPER)
1951-2000. In loving memory of our mother who left us too early. A million times I've needed you A million times I've cried, If love could have saved you dear You never would have died. Things we feel most deeply Are the hardest things to say, My dearest, Mom I loved you In a very special way. If I could have one lifetime wish One dream that could come true, I'd pray to God with all my heart For yesterday and you.
Always missed, always loved your daughters Dawn and Danille.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-03 published
McBRIDE, Wendy (COOPER) -- 1951-2000.
In loving memory of our mother who left us too early. A million times I've needed you A million times I've cried, If love could have saved you Mom You never would have died. Things we feel most deeply Are the hardest things to say, My dearest, Mom I loved you In a very special way. If I could have one lifetime wish One dream that could come true, I'd pray to God with all my heart For yesterday and you.
Always missed, always loved your daughters Dawn and Danille.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-16 published
GREEN, Norma -- At Welland County General Hospital, on Saturday, December 14th, 2002, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Arthur R. GREEN. Loving mother of Sandra Lynn GREEN of Etobicoke and Terry Arthur GREEN and his wife Janice of Welland. Also loved by her grandchildren Jennifer and Bryan GREEN both of Welland. Survived by her brother Arthur WORMALD and his wife Sylvia of Beamsville, Madeline COOPER of Barrie and several nieces, nephews and their families. Friends will be received by the family from 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the James L. Pedlar Funeral Home-Dixon Chapel, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill. The funeral service will be conducted at Fonthill Baptist Church, 1414 Pelham Street (at Church Hill) on Wednesday, December 18th at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Jim MANUEL officiating. Interment Pleasantview Memorial Gardens, Thorold. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Fonthill Baptist Church Memorial Fund.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-16 published
STEVENS, Effie Asenath -- On December 14, 2002 at North York General Hospital, Effie, beloved wife of the late Russel STEVENS. Dear mother of Frederick Daniel STEVENS and his wife Nannette Beverley TAILOR/TAYLOR. Predeceased by her mother Julia HEFFORD and father Frederick James MARTIN. Loving grandmother of Michael Glen STEVENS and Raymond Joseph STEVENS and his wife Uzma MUSTAFFA. Survived by her sister Jean COOPER. Mrs. STEVENS is also predeceased by her six brothers and three sisters. Mrs. STEVENS is resting at the Bernardo Funeral Home, 855 Albion Road (1 block east of Islington Ave.) on Tuesday, December 17 from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service on Wednesday, December 18 in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Interment at Glendale Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Thompson House or Salvation Army would be greatly appreciated.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-22 published
COOPER, Edith Marion (Cooper Farms) -- Peacefully, at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Friday, December 20, 2002. Edith (NOBLE) of Mt. Albert and formerly of Newmarket in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Donald COOPER. Dear mother of William and his wife Anne of R.R. 3, Mt. Albert, John and his wife Jude of R.R. 1, Pefferlaw. Dear sister of Lewis (Joan) NOBLE, Irene (late Art) TURNER, Etta (Gordon) ASHBY, and predeceased by Richard (late Julia) NOBLE, Vera (late Sinclair) MacDONALD, Eva (late Harry) WRIGHT, Clarence (Marion) NOBLE, Helen (Orville) HAND. Dear grandmother of Steven (Lisa,) David (Wendy,) Andrew and Catherine; Ashley and Robert. Dear great-grandmother of Cayla, Trenton, Bailey and Sierra. Friends may call at Lathangue and Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 19153 Centre Street, Mt. Albert, for visitation on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Monday, December 23, 2002 at 2 p.m. Interment Mt. Albert Cemetery. Donations to the Mt. Albert United Church would be appreciated.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-27 published
BRYAN, Frederick James -- On Tuesday, December 24, 2002, at the Parkview Nursing Home in Stouffville, in his 83rd year. Beloved father of, Patti COLLINS, Sharon BRYAN, Sue MYLLYKANGAS and their respective families; Gary COLLINS, son-in-law, grandchildren Lisa and Tim COLLINS, Kearney COOPER, Robert SHARMAN, son-in-law, and Mauri MYLLYKANGAS, son-in-law. In addition, he leaves 3 other daughters, Jackie WHITFIELD, Gerry GOWLAND, Christine ROBERTSON and 3 other grandchildren, Danielle, Jessica, Terri and Andrea. Fred and family were genuinely appreciative of the support from the nursing staffs at both Amica (Swan Lake) in Markham and at the Parkview Nursing Home in Stouffville. They did so much in easing his condition over the last period of his life. A memorial service will be held in mid-January at The Simple Alternative, North York, 416-441-1580. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson Society of Canada, www.parkinson.ca or 416-227-9700.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-27 published
LAPA, Marilyn -- ''And we stood and we watched her as she went on, and the gate closed after her. And we said, We cannot see her, but she is with us still. A mother like ours is more than a memory. She is a 'living presence''' (Temple Bailey). As a daughter, as a wife, as a mother, as a woman she means the world... as an angel she will be immaculate. While we celebrate her life, it is with deep sorrow that the family of Marilyn LAPA (née BILENDUKE) announce her sudden death on Monday, December 23rd, 2002. Beloved wife of Matthew LAPA. Cherished mother of Christopher LAPA and his wife Sheri; Loretta TRAYNOR and her husband Christopher and Mitchell LAPA. Dear Baba of Bradley and Samuel TRAYNOR. She will also be sadly missed by sisters Lillian COOPER, Rose PLANETA, Sylvia SPENCER and Dorise BILENDUKE and brothers John BILENDUKE and Peter BILENDUKE. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service ''Thornton Chapel'', 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Friday, December 27th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with prayers at 7: 30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Church of St. Gregory The Great (194 Simcoe St. N.) on Saturday, December 28th at 10: 30 a.m. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. ''Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror''. (Khalil Gibran, The Prophet).

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-28 published
COOPER, Harold V. -- In loving memory of a dear father, grandfather and brother, who passed away December 29, 2001. We can't have old days back, When we were all together. But secret tears and loving thoughts, Will be with us forever. -- Sadly missed by Lynn, Leah, Betty and family.

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