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DAVEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2002-11-26 published
Folk singer, ad man penned lyrics
Travellers founder, political backroomer, rewrote This Land with a Canadian twist
By Charles MANDEL Special to The Globe and Mail Tuesday, November 26, 2002 -- Page R11
Wordsmith and marketing executive Jerry GOODIS, as well-known for his advertising slogans as for rewriting This Land Is Our Land for the landmark folk group The Travellers, has died at age 73.
Mr. GOODIS's facility with words ranged from the nationalistic pride of the folksong's lyrics, to the crassly commercial but nonetheless equally memorable Harvey's Makes Your Hamburger a Beautiful Thing. "His forte was the spoken word," said Jerry GRAY/GREY, a life-long friend of Mr. GOODIS's. "He could sell anything to anybody, as happened later in the advertising business."
A jazz fan who loved the music of Stan KENTON and Woody HERMAN, Mr. GOODIS was the son of a union organizer/tailor in Toronto's garment district. He studied art at the city's Central Technical High School, but gained his real education through the Communist-leaning United Jewish People's Order to which both his and Mr. GRAY/GREY's parents belonged.
In the early 1950s, both Mr. GOODIS and Mr. GRAY/GREY sang in the United Jewish People's Order's youth choir, a group of some 18 kids that would travel around Ontario and sing folk music and labour songs on picket lines. The youngsters spent summers at the United Jewish People's Order's camp, Naivelt, northwest of Toronto, where they'd sing songs and swap stories at informal hootenannies. The mother of Zal YANOVSKY -- he would go on to fame as the Loving Spoonful's guitarist -- acted as camp director, and renowned American folksinger Pete SEEGER was a frequent visitor. "It was a cauldron of folk music," Mr. GRAY/GREY recalled.
In 1953, Mr. GOODIS and Mr. GRAY/GREY, along with Gray's sister Helen, Sid DOLGAY and Oscar ROSS formed The Travellers, drawing inspiration from Mr. SEEGER and his group, The Weavers. According to authors Ted and Alex BARRIS in their book, Making Music, when The Travellers made their debut at the United Jewish People's Order's national convention in 1953, "they sang their complete repertoire of three songs, and when the audience called for more, they sang all three songs again."
In 1954, Mr. SEEGER told The Travellers they might as well rewrite Woody GUTHRIE's classic anthem to America, This Land Is Our Land, because no one south of the border could hear it at the time. Mr. GUTHRIE, Mr. SEEGER and others were under investigation as Communists and radio stations had blacklisted their music. At a house party, Mr. GOODIS and the others began playing around with the lyrics, first writing "from Newfoundland to the Vancouver Island." The group changed the song to its better-known version ("from Bonavista to the Vancouver Island") in time for a talent-hunt show on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation-Television called Pick the Stars.
The Travellers sang This Land Is Our Land on the show and the letters of acclaim from viewers poured in. In the following decade, the song became such a huge hit that when singers like Peter, Paul and Mary or the Kingston Trio came to Canada, they'd launch into the American version and then look puzzled when Canadian audiences began jeering them. "The song lives on," Mr. GRAY/GREY said. "It's The Travellers' signature song and has been since those early days."
Mr. GOODIS recorded Across Canada With The Travellers and The Travellers Sing Songs of North America with the band. Despite the group's growing fame, Mr. GOODIS remained modest about his role. His son David remembers that Mr. GOODIS would always joke he lacked talent.
"He couldn't sing, but he started the group so they couldn't kick him out," David said. "That was the line he always used to use."
As it turned out, nobody pushed Mr. GOODIS from the band. He quit in 1961 to form an ad agency that would become Goodis Goldberg Soren and go on to create some of the catchiest product slogans around. As Mr. GOODIS avidly pursued singing, he'd also fostered an equal interest in advertising. While working at his first job, cutting stencils for mimeograph machines, Mr. Goodis hit on the idea of starting a direct-mail company. With his friend and later-to-be fellow Traveller Oscar ROSS, they began Rosgood Advertising.
"We used to say, let's do it even though we're not going to make money. But we'll get samples. But we never got very far with those samples," Mr. ROSS said.
Mr. GOODIS managed advertising for a Toronto jewellery-store chain and did a catalogue for a children's-wear distributor, but it was while singing for The Travellers that he met his future ad-agency partner. Sam GOLDBERG worked as the group's music director and manager, but like Goodis he saw a future in advertising. Carl DAIR, a graphic designer, joined them, but ultimately their third partner was Al SOREN.
Their first break came when they landed the account for Hush Puppies, a then-unknown brand of shoe. They had $7,000 to launch the campaign, so for $900 the agency created a 20-second television commercial featuring a basset hound. The unlikely ad sparked sales and the accounts rolled in. The Canadian Encyclopedia reports that the firm's billings quickly reached $30-million.
Mr. GOODIS is widely credited for creating such slogans as, "We care about the shape you're in" for Wonderbra, and, "At Speedy, you're a somebody" for Speedy Muffler King. However, his colleagues said copywriters and art directors actually penned the lines. Doug LINTON, who worked as a creative director at Goodis Goldberg Soren, said Mr. GOODIS critiqued advertising brilliantly and encouraged creative thought. "He convinced the captains of industry, the people who purchased advertising, that they could make money by doing advertising that had some wit and artistry about it."
Politics also attracted Mr. GOODIS. In 1968, he attended the Liberal Party convention and came back excited over the prospects of a rising star who might one day become prime minister, Pierre TRUDEAU. " From then on, whenever election time was getting close, my dad would immerse himself in that," David GOODIS remembered. Along with Senator Keith DAVEY, Mr. GOODIS became one of Prime Minister Trudeau's most trusted re-election team members.
After leaving advertising, Mr. GOODIS founded The Jerry Goodis Business Education Group and helped set up programs for young entrepreneurs at several universities and colleges. As late as 1998, Hamilton's McMaster University hired him to help rebrand the educational institution.
After a lifetime in Toronto, Mr. GOODIS moved to Harrison Hot Springs in British Columbia, where he entered semi-retirement. In the last couple of years of his life, according to Mr. GRAY/GREY, Mr. GOODIS reunited with The Travellers, helping with publicity around a National Film Board production on the band. "I think in his later years," Mr. GRAY/GREY said, "he began to appreciate the value the Travellers had on the Canadian psyche. In many ways, he may have forgotten his roots and in later years when he wasn't doing as much in the business world, he loved what The Travellers were doing and loved the part he played. After all, he's the founder."
Mr. GOODIS died of cancer on Nov. 8. He leaves his third wife, Joyce SEIDEL- GOODIS of Harrison Hot Springs, and children Leslie, David and Noah.

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DAVEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2002-11-26 published
Folk singer, ad man penned lyrics
Travellers founder, political backroomer, rewrote This Land with a Canadian twist
By Charles MANDEL Special to The Globe and Mail Tuesday, November 26, 2002 -- Page R11
Wordsmith and marketing executive Jerry GOODIS, as well-known for his advertising slogans as for rewriting This Land Is Our Land for the landmark folk group The Travellers, has died at age 73.
Mr. GOODIS's facility with words ranged from the nationalistic pride of the folksong's lyrics, to the crassly commercial but nonetheless equally memorable Harvey's Makes Your Hamburger a Beautiful Thing. "His forte was the spoken word," said Jerry GRAY/GREY, a life-long friend of Mr. GOODIS's. "He could sell anything to anybody, as happened later in the advertising business."
A jazz fan who loved the music of Stan KENTON and Woody HERMAN, Mr. GOODIS was the son of a union organizer/tailor in Toronto's garment district. He studied art at the city's Central Technical High School, but gained his real education through the Communist-leaning United Jewish People's Order to which both his and Mr. GRAY/GREY's parents belonged.
In the early 1950s, both Mr. GOODIS and Mr. GRAY/GREY sang in the United Jewish People's Order's youth choir, a group of some 18 kids that would travel around Ontario and sing folk music and labour songs on picket lines. The youngsters spent summers at the United Jewish People's Order's camp, Naivelt, northwest of Toronto, where they'd sing songs and swap stories at informal hootenannies. The mother of Zal YANOVSKY -- he would go on to fame as the Loving Spoonful's guitarist -- acted as camp director, and renowned American folksinger Pete SEEGER was a frequent visitor. "It was a cauldron of folk music," Mr. GRAY/GREY recalled.
In 1953, Mr. GOODIS and Mr. GRAY/GREY, along with Gray's sister Helen, Sid DOLGAY and Oscar ROSS formed The Travellers, drawing inspiration from Mr. SEEGER and his group, The Weavers. According to authors Ted and Alex BARRIS in their book, Making Music, when The Travellers made their debut at the United Jewish People's Order's national convention in 1953, "they sang their complete repertoire of three songs, and when the audience called for more, they sang all three songs again."
In 1954, Mr. SEEGER told The Travellers they might as well rewrite Woody GUTHRIE's classic anthem to America, This Land Is Our Land, because no one south of the border could hear it at the time. Mr. GUTHRIE, Mr. SEEGER and others were under investigation as Communists and radio stations had blacklisted their music. At a house party, Mr. GOODIS and the others began playing around with the lyrics, first writing "from Newfoundland to the Vancouver Island." The group changed the song to its better-known version ("from Bonavista to the Vancouver Island") in time for a talent-hunt show on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation-Television called Pick the Stars.
The Travellers sang This Land Is Our Land on the show and the letters of acclaim from viewers poured in. In the following decade, the song became such a huge hit that when singers like Peter, Paul and Mary or the Kingston Trio came to Canada, they'd launch into the American version and then look puzzled when Canadian audiences began jeering them. "The song lives on," Mr. GRAY/GREY said. "It's The Travellers' signature song and has been since those early days."
Mr. GOODIS recorded Across Canada With The Travellers and The Travellers Sing Songs of North America with the band. Despite the group's growing fame, Mr. GOODIS remained modest about his role. His son David remembers that Mr. GOODIS would always joke he lacked talent.
"He couldn't sing, but he started the group so they couldn't kick him out," David said. "That was the line he always used to use."
As it turned out, nobody pushed Mr. GOODIS from the band. He quit in 1961 to form an ad agency that would become Goodis Goldberg Soren and go on to create some of the catchiest product slogans around. As Mr. GOODIS avidly pursued singing, he'd also fostered an equal interest in advertising. While working at his first job, cutting stencils for mimeograph machines, Mr. Goodis hit on the idea of starting a direct-mail company. With his friend and later-to-be fellow Traveller Oscar ROSS, they began Rosgood Advertising.
"We used to say, let's do it even though we're not going to make money. But we'll get samples. But we never got very far with those samples," Mr. ROSS said.
Mr. GOODIS managed advertising for a Toronto jewellery-store chain and did a catalogue for a children's-wear distributor, but it was while singing for The Travellers that he met his future ad-agency partner. Sam GOLDBERG worked as the group's music director and manager, but like Goodis he saw a future in advertising. Carl DAIR, a graphic designer, joined them, but ultimately their third partner was Al SOREN.
Their first break came when they landed the account for Hush Puppies, a then-unknown brand of shoe. They had $7,000 to launch the campaign, so for $900 the agency created a 20-second television commercial featuring a basset hound. The unlikely ad sparked sales and the accounts rolled in. The Canadian Encyclopedia reports that the firm's billings quickly reached $30-million.
Mr. GOODIS is widely credited for creating such slogans as, "We care about the shape you're in" for Wonderbra, and, "At Speedy, you're a somebody" for Speedy Muffler King. However, his colleagues said copywriters and art directors actually penned the lines. Doug LINTON, who worked as a creative director at Goodis Goldberg Soren, said Mr. GOODIS critiqued advertising brilliantly and encouraged creative thought. "He convinced the captains of industry, the people who purchased advertising, that they could make money by doing advertising that had some wit and artistry about it."
Politics also attracted Mr. GOODIS. In 1968, he attended the Liberal Party convention and came back excited over the prospects of a rising star who might one day become prime minister, Pierre TRUDEAU. " From then on, whenever election time was getting close, my dad would immerse himself in that," David GOODIS remembered. Along with Senator Keith DAVEY, Mr. GOODIS became one of Prime Minister Trudeau's most trusted re-election team members.
After leaving advertising, Mr. GOODIS founded The Jerry Goodis Business Education Group and helped set up programs for young entrepreneurs at several universities and colleges. As late as 1998, Hamilton's McMaster University hired him to help rebrand the educational institution.
After a lifetime in Toronto, Mr. GOODIS moved to Harrison Hot Springs in British Columbia, where he entered semi-retirement. In the last couple of years of his life, according to Mr. GRAY/GREY, Mr. GOODIS reunited with The Travellers, helping with publicity around a National Film Board production on the band. "I think in his later years," Mr. GRAY/GREY said, "he began to appreciate the value the Travellers had on the Canadian psyche. In many ways, he may have forgotten his roots and in later years when he wasn't doing as much in the business world, he loved what The Travellers were doing and loved the part he played. After all, he's the founder."
Mr. GOODIS died of cancer on Nov. 8. He leaves his third wife, Joyce SEIDEL- GOODIS of Harrison Hot Springs, and children Leslie, David and Noah.

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DAVEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-26 published
STURDY, Lawrence Roy -- (Owner of Sturdy Power Lines, member of the Bradford Lions Club, Melvin Jones and Judge Brian Stevenson Fellow). At his residence, with his family by his side, after a hard fought battle with cancer, on Monday, December 23, 2002. Lawrence STURDY of R.R.1 Gilford, in his 63rd year. Beloved husband for 40 years and best friend of Diane (née NELSON.) Loving father of Glenn and his wife Gail, Lisa and her husband Gregg DAVEY. Cherished granddad of Tianna, Kyra and Quaid STURDY; Breann and Lauren DAVEY. Dear son-in-law of Bernice NELSON and the late Rodney NELSON. Dear brother of Sharon and her husband Roy HAMILTON and Gail and her husband Jed BENOIT. Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Dorothy STURDY and his brother-in-law Larry WRIGHT. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses of Emergency, 4AB, Palliative Care and the Cancer Clinic and Southlake Regional Health Centre. Thanks to Dr. WILSON and to Debbie, Cathy and Sarah of St. Elizabeth Health Care for their care and support. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. S., Newmarket for visitation on Friday, December 27 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 1 p.m., followed by cremation. Donations to Southlake Regional Health Centre or Community Care Access would be appreciated. I am water, I am stone Take my heart, I'll take you home You're not gone, I've got you here, love There's no such thing as good-bye

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DAVID o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-24 published
MOLLISON, Birdie May -- Peacefully, Thursday, December 19, 2002 at her residence in Toronto in her 85th year. Birdie was predeceased by her loving husband James DAVID. Loving and dear mother of Phyllis, Mazelyn, Peter, George, Doreen, Pauline (step-daughter) and Dorrett. Sister of Cislyn and Shirley. Lovingly remembered by her 20 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and numerous Friends. Birdie lived a life of service to God and humankind. She will be remembered for her devotion to her church and prayer life. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home at 646 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario on Friday, December 27, 2002 between the hours of 2: 00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The service will be held at New Dawn Moravian Church at 7 Glenora Avenue, Toronto, Ontario (Vaughan and Oakwood) on Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Arthritis Society in her name.

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-11 published
LITOVITZ, Ernest -- Peacefully on Friday, November 8, 2002, at Baycrest Hospital. Beloved son of Sadie and the late Benjamin. Loving brother of Marilyn and the late Carl MUCHMAKER and Sheila and Michael DAVIDSON. He will be missed by his many relatives and Friends. Interment was held Sunday, November 10, at Lambton Cemetery. Shiva is being held at 164 Kennard Ave. In lieu of shiva gifts, memorial donations can be made to Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice.

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-11 published
OLDHAM, Chesley Forrest -- October 15, 1919 - November 9, 2002 Ches passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health, Uxbridge the evening of November 9, 2002 at the age of 83. He was the beloved husband of Mable (TINDALL) for the past 54 years; loving father of Rick (Gerry), Stuart (Lilly - deceased) and Brad (Pam); loving grandfather of Krista, Karl, Kyle, Jason, Tyler and Samantha. Ches was the son of Abel and Elsie OLDHAM (deceased.) He was the brother of Eva and Joe HERRMANN of Balsam Lake, Ernie OLDHAM (Lil - deceased) of St. Catharines, Betty and Pra SOANES of India, the late Nathan OLDHAM (Kathleen DAVIDSON) of Cameron and the late Opal GREENLAW of Whitehorse. He was the dear brother-in-law of Alice KENNEDY (Goldie - deceased) of Scarborough, Helen WATSON (Claude - deceased) of Pefferlaw and Margaret and Bruce CHAPMAN of Mississauga. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, Friends and neighbours. Ches was born in Irma, Alberta, raised in Mount Albert, Ontario, farmed in Zephyr, Ontario and retired in Uxbridge, Ontario. He was a member of the Irish Regiment of Canada during World War II. Some of his many accomplishments were as an active Boy Scout leader, a member of the Scott Township Council, Ontario County Council, Chairman of the Uxbridge Hospital Board, a member of the Masonic Lodge and President of the Uxbridge Seniors. Family will receive Friends at Low And Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S. in Uxbridge, Ontario on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will take place at Trinity United Church, 20 First Avenue, Uxbridge, Ontario at 2: 00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2002. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Foundation.

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-14 published
DAVIDSON, Bernie -- At his home on Monday, November 11, 2002, after a long battle with cancer. Dearly beloved husband of 54 years to Doris nee: TIPLADY. Will be sadly missed by daughters Diane and husband Steven, and Carol DAVIDSON and Gilles SAINDON, and grandchildren, Jocelyn, Kyle, Trevor, Keith, Cedar, and Bailey, brothers Cam and Jack and sister Connie BARRIE and husband Bob and sister-in-law Naomi TIPLADY, and dearest Friends Jack and Shirley SOUTHWARD. A very special thanks to Dr. Scott BARRIE and all the wonderful staff at Sunnybrook Cancer Centre. Also, a special thanks to Dr. Paul NEWBIGGING for being so kind. Please join the family on Saturday, November 16 at noon to celebrate the memory of Bernie at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Avenue, Markham.

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-17 published
BUSBY, Bill -- On Sunday, December 15, 2002 at Princess Margaret Hospital, after a lengthy illness. Beloved husband of the late Anne BUSBY. Survived by his children: Marie and Dennis of Hanover, Victor of Caledon East, Diane, Tom and Dianne, and Joseph, all of Mississauga; grandchildren Karl, Michael, Cheryl, Paul, Chris, Dawn, Shaun, Eric, Patrick, Jaime, Cyndi and David; great-grandchildren Terri, Nicole, Paul, Jazzmin, Chase, Madison, Sarah, Kaitlyn, Jack and Steven. Survived by his sister Yvonne DAVIDSON; predeceased by his brother Irvin and sister Betty. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter ''Peel'' Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, north of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday. Funeral Mass at Saint Mary's Star of the Sea Church, 11 Peter Street, Mississauga on Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 10 o'clock. Interment Saint Mary's Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-28 published
COTTAM, Albert -- (Veteran of World War 2, 23rd Royal Canadian Artillery). A 50 year employee with the T. Eaton. Co., Albert (Ab), passed away peacefully, on Friday, December 27, 2002, at the age of 87. Beloved husband of the late Doreen. Loving father of Dorothy and her husband Paul MacDONALD, Leslie and his wife Gloria, and the late Russell. Cherished grandfather of Jennifer, Leah, Jeffrey and his wife Kori, Donald and his wife Tamra. Great-grandfather of Mackenzie, Kole, Kyle and Harrison. Dear brother of Muriel and Jean, brother-in-law of Eileen DAVIDSON and Ernest (Pete) BARBER and his wife Laura. Fondly remembered by Sharon. Visitation will be held at The Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre (625 Birchmount Road, N. of St. Clair, 416-267-8229), on Sunday, December 29th from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, December 30th. Cremation to follow. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-28 published
HARPER, Robert Daniel -- Suddenly, at Soldiers' Memorial Hospital in Orillia, on Thursday, December 26, 2002. Bob HARPER of Washago, formerly of Cheltenham, at age 72. Beloved husband of Margaret REID. Loving father of Richard HARPER and his wife Gloria of Washago, and Lenore LEE of Orillia. Predeceased by son-in- law William LEE (2001.) Devoted grandpa of Daniel and Katelyn HARPER. Dear brother of Gladys DAVIDSON of Mitchell, and John HARPER of Kincardine. Pedeceased by sister Margaret HARPER. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main Street South, Erin, where the Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 3Oth at 2: 00 p.m., with Reverend John LEKX officiating. Interment Boston Mills Cemetery. Visitation on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. If desired, donations to Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Building Fund would be appreciated as expression of sympathy. Cards are available at the funeral home.

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DAVIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-28 published
THRASHER, Lisa (Liselotte) -- Of London, passed away suddenly at London Health Science Centre, Westminister Campus, on Friday, December 27, 2002. Lisa was born in Oettingen, Bavaria, on February 15, 1923, to Salomon and Kathi (née SAEMANN) HERRMANN. She came to Canada in 1946. She is survived by her dear brother Manfred HERRMANN of Galveston, Texas. Loved mother of four sons, John (Adele) THRASHER of Sarnia, Fred (Marilyn) THRASHER of Markham, Terry (Janet PETERS) THRASHER of London, Geoffrey (Marlene) THRASHER of Toronto. Dear mother-in-law of Sheila DAVIE. Cherished grandmother of Andy, Jennifer, Sarah (Christian) DEMPSEY, Steven, Katie, Michael, Warren, Scott, Lisa and Julia. Great-grandmother to Maggie DEMPSEY. She is also survived by her extended and well loved family in Long Island, New York, Amherstburg and throughout Ontario. Predeceased by her husband Charles ''Mike'' THRASHER (1976,) her companion Mario CASCIANO (1999) and her brother Rudolph HERRMANN. Lisa was an active member of Highland Golf and Country Club, since her retirement from London Life in 1985. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held in the chapel on Monday, December 30, 2002 at 2 p.m. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Centre. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, 519-452-3770.

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DAVIES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-13 published
PARROTT, John Edward Ross - M.D. 1915-2002 -- Passed away quietly, after a lengthy illness at his residence in Oak Ridges on November 10, 2002. son of the late Lionel and Minnie (MAJURY) PARROTT. Husband of the late Jean (née DAVIES.) A graduate of University of Toronto - Medicine 1943. Served as a Medical Officer in W.W.II, stationed Prince Rupert, Alberni Valley and Vancouver General, British Columbia. His medical career was spent in the Scarborough area and served on staff at Scarborough General Hospital for many years. Ross was president of the Toronto East Medical Association 1958/59. He was one of the original doctors forming Physicians and Surgeons Inc. in the early 50's (predecessor of Ontario Health Insurance Plan). Was a member of Kew Beach United Church, Toronto and Glen Major Church, Uxbridge where he (along with his wife) was involved in the music departments using his Associate, Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto. Retired to run a small cattle hobby farm in Uxbridge Township 1967. Volunteered as part of the Medical Team at Haliburton Scout Reserve for 14 years 1981-1995. Enjoyed greatly reading, canoeing, sailing, golf, art and antiques. Was a member of the Scarborough Model Railroad Club. Will be greatly missed by caregivers Shirley and Thomas HUNTLEY, the Fred ROBINS family of Stouffville and the Edward FOLLOWS family of Richmond Hill and Friends Anne ELLIS, Marcia STILES, and Carolynne PHILLIPS. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Christian Blind Mission, Stouffville and Bob Rumball School of the Deaf, Toronto. Cremation followed by a Memorial Service on Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 2: 00 p.m. at Saint Anne's Anglican Church, 261 Gladstone Avenue, Toronto. Reception to follow.

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DAVIES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-24 published
MASON, Edward -- (Veteran World War 2 with the Ontario Regiment, Member Royal Canadian Legion Branch 419, Port Perry) Peacefully, on Friday, November 22, 2002 at the Community Nursing Home in Port Perry, at age 92. Edward MASON of Ashburn, beloved husband of Florence ''Bert'' (née WATSON.) Loved father of Lynn and her husband William ROSS of Nestleton, Susan and her husband David GAINEY of Blackstock, Dale and her husband William BURNETT of Nestleton, and Lori MASON and her husband Mooch MORRISON of Orono. Loving grandfather of William Edward ROSS, Barry Paul ROSS and Tammy, Jen and David DAVIES, Mindy and Darrell PETTS, Dave GAINEY and Monica MASON, Mason L.J. RACINE, Arianna Christine RACINE and great grandfather of Cody, David, Daniel and Ronnie. Dear brother of Christine COVENEY, Jenny HADLEY and Sandy MASON and the late Anne THORNTON. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Wagg Funeral Home, ''McDermott-Panabaker Chapel'', 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. A Service to celebrate the life of Edward Mason will be held in the Chapel on Monday, November 25th at 11 a.m. with Padre Alfred WOOLCOCK officiating. Interment Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be made at www.waggfuneralhome.com

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DAVIES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-04 published
DAVIES, Ella Q.
In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother who passed away December 4th, 1975.
Tenderly we treasure the past With memories that will always last.
Lovingly remembered, daughter Gail and son-in-law Dan.

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DAVIES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-21 published
WATSON, Margaret (née DAVIES) -- Peacefully, in her sleep, on December 20, 2002, in Toronto. Dear wife of the late James WATSON. Loving step-mother of Bonnie WATSON, Sandra and her husband Larry WARNER, and Jim WATSON. Grandmother of Lesley and Christie. Great-grandmother of Olivia. Sister of Nora ROWLES, the late Frank DAVIES, Edie BROWN, and Dorothy ARKELL. Aunt of Bill, Charlene, David, Linda, Tim, Martin, Peter, and the late Elizabeth. Margaret will be sadly missed by all her Friends and relatives. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (South of Eglinton Avenue East), from 11: 00 a.m. until the Service at 1: 00 p.m. on Monday, December 23. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Reception to follow interment.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-13 published
MANCHESTER, Norman -- (Major in the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, Veteran of World War II, member of Royal Canadian Legion, Fort York Branch, employee of Tip Top Tailors for 25 years and owned and operated House of Manchester for 37 years, retiring in the winter of 2002). Peacefully on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, one day before his 83rd. Birthday. Beloved husband of the late Shirley Mabel. Wonderful father of Michele, Julie and her husband Michael KALNITSKY, Toni and her husband Michael MILLER. Loving grandfather of nine. He will be sadly missed by his dear sister Nim DAVIS, family and many Friends. Funeral Service 1: 30 p.m. Sunday, November 17, 2002 at Walton Memorial United Church, 2489 Lakeshore Road West, at Bronte Road, Oakville. For those who wish, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, Oakville.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-16 published
DAVIS, Kathleen Mary -- Peacefully at home on Thursday, November 14, 2002 at the age of 60. Beloved wife of 30 years to Michael. Predeceased by her brothers James and Sammy. Dear sister of Edward SHEERIN, Jeanette GRABIEC, Martha CALLAHAN, Mary PIGOZZO and John SHEERIN. Will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles) on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 11 a.m. at St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church (39 Green Lane). Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated by the family.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-21 published
BADAME, Elizabeth (Betty) -- Peacefully on Monday, November 18, 2002 at Trillium Health Centre, Mississanga. Betty, beloved wife of Frank. Loved mother of Frances, Julia BUTLER, Susan (Frank) FANELLI and Mary (Gary) DAVIS. Dear Ma of Christopher, James, Benjamin, Harrison and Alec. Dear sister of Richard, Ivy, Joan and the late Leslie. A private family service has been held. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation. The Badame family wish to extend special thanks to the Intensive Care Unit staff of Trillium Health Centre for their care and compassion. Arrangements entrusted to Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, Oakville.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-24 published
McFEAT, Mary (née DAVIS) -- On November 22, 2002, Mary passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and bathed in the warmth that marked her life. Lovingly remembered by Tom, her husband and partner of 55 years, son Tom, daughter Elaine, granddaughter Kyla, grand_son James, sister Barbara LARSEN and Barbara's family (John, Jim, Andy, and Patty), and many other nieces, nephews, and dear Friends. Hers was a life well-lived, marked by endless acts of thoughtfulness, compassion, nurturing, and wisdom. She was much loved and will be sorely missed by everyone who had the pleasure to know her. The family wishes to extend its thanks to the staff of Belmont House and the Mount Sinai Intensive Care Unit for their enormous compassion and assistance. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to Covenant House or any other charity of your choice. Friends may call at the Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 stop lights west of Yonge St.), on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-21 published
O'BRIGHT, Robert Earl -- At Sunnybrook Campus of Women's College Health Care Centres, Toronto on Thursday, December 19, 2002 Robert Earl O'BRIGHT late of Scarborough and formerly of Woodstock in his 80th year. Beloved father of Sean O'BRIGHT and his wife Hanan of Toronto and Terry O'BRIGHT and his wife Erin of Los Angeles. Dear grandfather of Michael and Braden. Brother of Jean and Harold McINTOSH, Bill and Muriel O'BRIGHT, Patrick O'BRIGHT, Jack and Beth O'BRIGHT, Doug O'BRIGHT, Margaret and William DAVIS, Donna and John PAYNE and their families. Predeceased by his parents Harold and Gertrude O'BRIGHT, his brother Harold Jr. (1999) and his sister Sandra O'BRIGHT (2002.) Friends and relatives may call at the M.D. Smith Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street, North, Woodstock, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at Saint Mary's Church, 155 Oxford Street, Woodstock on Monday, December 23, at 11: 00 a.m. Father Terence RUNSTEDLER celebrant. Interment of cremated remains later Saint Mary's Cemetery. Parish prayers Sunday evening at the funeral home 8: 30 p.m. M.D. Smith 519-537-3611

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-27 published
MacKAY, Edith Isabel -- Passed away on the 25th of December, 2002. Daughter of the late Donald MacKAY and his wife Alice PRIOR. Predeceased by sisters Alice MacKay HALFPENNY and Merle Sutherland MacKAY. Sadly missed by her Friends: Mary CUNNINGHAM, Robert DAVIS, Frank GABOUREL, and many others. Edith was a longtime employee of Halifax Insurance. She was a member of St. Columba United Church on Vaughan and St. Clair (now part of St. Matthew's United Church). She was one of the first women in the United Church to qualify and a supervisor for ministerial formation. Much of her early life was devoted to the Canadian Girls In Training and she was loved by many young women whose lives she touched. A Funeral Service will be held at the Trull ''North Toronto'' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence), on Saturday morning, December 28, 2002 at 11 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, 2323 Yonge Street, Suite 500, Toronto, Ontario. M4P 2C9.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-28 published
DAVIS, Margaret (née YEMEN) -- Peacefully at Kipling Acres on Thursday, December 26, 2002, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Vernon L. DAVIS, former Principal of Swansea Public School. Dear mother of Velma and husband Larry LEAVER, Doug and wife Ann, and the late June L. SEDGWICK. Loved grandmother of 9 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grand_son. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. West, at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, from 2-4 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. on Monday, December 30, 2002 until the time of the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. If desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or Morningside - High Park Presbyterian Church.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-28 published
GIFFIN, Ella (Resident of Norland, Ontario) -- At the William Osler Health Centre (Etobicoke Campus) on Friday, December 20, 2002 in her 78th year. Beloved wife of Donald GIFFIN. Loving mother of Gerald (Mary Jane) of Chester, Nova Scotia, Janette and Wayne both of Langley, British Columbia. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Jamie and Kate. Dear sister of Lillian TAILOR/TAYLOR of Etobicoke, Jim TAILOR/TAYLOR of Port Credit and Dorothy (Mrs. Leonard DAVIS) of Toronto. Also lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Mount Dennis United Church, 71 Guestville Avenue, Toronto (near the corner of Eglinton Ave W. and Weston Road) on Saturday afternoon, January 11, 2003 for a Memorial Service at 2 o'clock. Interment later Pinegrove Cemetery, Norland. As expressions of sympathy, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Coboconk Community Funeral Home Coboconk, Ontario (705)454-3913.

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DAVISON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-14 published
DAVISON, Doris C. -- At Shelburne District Hospital on Monday, November 11, 2002 in her 87th year. Wife of the late Thomas DAVISON and dear mother of Catherine FLEMING/FLEMMING (and Dave LABA.) Loving grandmother of Lana FLEMING/FLEMMING, Daniele FLEMING/FLEMMING (and Wilfred SPARLING) and Os FLEMING/FLEMMING (and Wendy BOS) and great-grandmother of Matt, Jade and Rhett. Predeceased by her sisters, Edith PRINGLE and Jessie O'DONNELL. The family will receive Friends at the Doney Funeral Home, Shelburne on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday at 2: 00 p.m. Interment to follow at the Shelburne Cemetery.

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DAVISON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-17 published
DAVISON, Helen Jane (née MURRAY) -- On Monday, December 16, 2002 in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Jack DAVISON. A lifetime of happy memories for her family, Murray and Margot, grandchildren Cameron, Andrew, Ryan and Natalie, Darcy and Jay, and Gregory and Sarah. Fondly remembered by Willa, Claire and June. Special thanks to Dr. Carlos RODRIGUEZ and the caring staff and volunteers of Lakeshore Lodge. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. West, at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 1 p.m. Cremation. Donations to the Children's Wish Foundation would be appreciated.

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DAVISON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-19 published
MacKENZIE, Paul Robert -- Retired from Xerox 1994. Peacefully, on Wednesday morning, December 18, 2002 at the Credit Valley Hospital with his family by his side. Paul MacKENZIE, in his 68th year, beloved husband of Elaine. Dear father of daughter Paula KEMBER and her husband Robert, and son Greg MacKENZIE. Loving grandfather of Thomas and Warren. Survived by his brother Eric MacKENZIE, sister Doreen ROBINSON and her husband Doug, and predeceased by Helen BARKER, Doug MacKENZIE, Jean WEMPLE, Ron MacKENZIE, Ralph MacKENZIE, Muriel DAVISON and Marjorie PICHE. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter ''Peel'' Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, north of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, December 21 at 3 p.m. Cremation. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to a charity of your choice.

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