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"GIF" 2002 Obituary


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GIFFEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-28 published
HISLOP, Edna (Ted) -- Suddenly, on December 24th, 2002, at Mount Sinai Hospital, in Toronto, at 84 years of age, Edna (Ted) HISLOP, passed away. Daughter of the late John and Ethel HISLOP and sister of Ethel (deceased). Ted graduated from Trinity College, University of Toronto, and began working for Bell Telephone Company of Canada. Her determination that employees be treated fairly led her to organize the Commercial Employees and then, in 1943, to play a major part in creating the Canadian Telephone Employees' Association, the trade union which still represents the majority of Bell Canada employees. During her long career as Vice-President of the Canadian Telephone Employees' Association, Ted contributed enormously to the negotiation of collective agreements and the development of health and insurance plans for Bell employees. She was also for many years editor of the ''Teleforum'', the union's official publication. But most of all, she was an inspiration to those lucky enough to know her. She leaves in mourning family members in England, and many, many Friends. Friends will be received at the Giffen-Mack ''Danforth'' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Avenue (at Main St. subway), on Friday, January 3, 2003, from 1: 30-2:30 p.m. for visitation. Service will be held at 2: 30 p.m. following visitiation in the GIFFEN- MACK Chapel. Interment at Pine Hills Cemetery. Reception will follow interment at the Giffen-Mack ''Danforth'' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre.

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GIFFIN 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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