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HODDER o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-05-15 published
Ruby Gladys WILKIN
In loving memory of Ruby Gladys WILKIN at Manitoulin Centennial Manor, on Sunday May 12, 2002 at the age of 88 years.
Dear wife of William Henry (Bill) WILKIN (1979.) Loving mother of Lois (husband Jack BROWN predeceased) of Ayr, Bert (wife Annie predeceased) of Little Current, Glenda and husband John HODDER of Little Current. Cherished grandmother of Shannon, Bonnie, Wendy, Greg, Larry, Chris, Kim, Lisa, Jim, Marie, Debbie, Tim and Wayne. Great grandmother of 26 and great great grandmother of two. Sister of one brother and three sisters, all predeceased. Survived by sister-in-law Noreen CRANSTON. Visitation is from 2-4 and 7-9 on Wednesday May 15. Funeral Service will be held at 11: 00 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2002 at Little Current United Church.

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HODDER o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-09-11 published
In loving memory of Jack BROWN and Anne WILKIN.
A year has come and gone,
But you are still here in our hearts forever.
-From the HODDER family.

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HODDINOTT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2002-11-27 published
Town salutes Canadian heroes
60 years later, Dutch community recalls how three airmen died to save lives
By Roberta COWAN Special to The Globe and Mail Wednesday, November 27, 2002 -- Print Edition, Page A1
Amsterdam -- By the hundreds, with wreaths of red orchids and white roses, they came to pay respects to the Canadians who saved their town.
Young and old, they came to the Dutch Reform Church in Wilnis to honour the three men who, in 1943, chose to go down with their plane rather than risk many more lives in the Dutch community. They came to pay thanks to the Canadian relatives -- 18 next of kin -- who also were among the mourners. And after six decades, they came to help put to rest one of the great mysteries of Canadian military history.
Just about everyone in Wilnis turned up last night to view three caskets that were draped in Canadian flags and bore the remains of three airmen, whose Vickers Wellington bomber was shot down by a German fighter on May 5, 1943.
Amazingly, the aircraft and the remains of Sergeants Adrien THIBAUDEAU and Joseph WHITE/WHYTE sank in a bog and were discovered just two months ago by a special search team. Some of the remains of a third crew member, Warrant Officer Robert MOULTON, were also found in the plane.
The men will receive a full military funeral this morning at Wilnis cemetery, presided over by two Canadian ministers and a bagpiper, before all eyes in the town turn to a flypast of Dutch military planes in the "lost man" formation -- three ahead and one behind.
A military guard, representing all parts of the Canadian Forces, will lead the procession, followed by Dutch war veterans and many of the townspeople who remember the night the bomber crashed in a nearby field rather than in their town.
In the town of 10,000 people, just south of Amsterdam, all schools will also be closed so that children carrying Canadian flags can line the route to the cemetery.
"Usque ad finem," a banner in the church reads. "Until the very end."
For decades, the heroism of the Canadian crew that stayed with their plane until the very end has been part of Wilnis lore. Two of the five crew members parachuted out of the plane after it was attacked during its return from a night raid in which 600 Allied planes raided Dortmund, just across the German border.
Although the two were taken prisoner by German forces and released at the end of the war, they never knew what happened to the rest of their crew. The two men, Sergeant Gordon CARTER and Sergeant Howard HODDINOTT, died many decades later.
Britain's Royal Air Force made efforts to recover the plane when the war ended, but failed to do so, and the investigation was put to rest. The families endured years of not knowing what happened to their airmen.
Some of Warrant Officer MOULTON's remains were found and buried in the local cemetery decades ago. But with no evidence of Sgts. THIBAUDEAU and WHITE/WHYTE, they were listed as missing in action until this year.
"My father went to Holland after the war to try and figure what the hell happened to my brother," Sgt. THIBAUDEAU's younger brother Jean-Claude, now 70, said yesterday. "We were told he was lost in flight, which means his plane crashed, but nobody knew where."
The renewed bid to find the bomber began several years ago, when, prompted by a grand_son's history lesson, an older Wilnis man came forward to say how he had watched the burning bomber crash into a nearby farmer's field. With the country under Nazi invasion, the lad snuck out of the family home and ran to find that the plane had landed in a peat bog and was sinking quickly. The next morning, only water remained.
A local teacher and others founded a group that fought reluctant officials and red tape to have the plane excavated, a process that concluded last September.
"Remarkably, the bomber, its contents and most importantly, the remains of Sgts. THIBAUDEAU and WHITE/WHYTE, were fairly well preserved in the peat," said Robert DE JONG, head of the Dutch Royal Army's excavation effort.
The Canadians planning to attend the service were of mixed emotions yesterday -- nostalgic for times long past, sad for their lost relatives and Friends, appreciative of the effort made in Wilnis.
Mr. THIBAUDEAU was moved by the discovery of his brother's remains, calling it "painful" that it happened after the death of his parents, who knew Adrien best.
Peggy CARTER, a Winnipeg woman whose navigator husband Sgt. CARTER died in 1990, hopes to be given her husband's ruler, which was found in the wreckage. She and Jan HODDINOTT, the widow of the other PoW, were hoping to pay their respects on behalf of their husbands.
"Although my husband rarely talked about the war or being a PoW, and he never wanted to come back to Europe after the war ended, he would have wanted to be here today to pay respect to his Friends," Mrs. CARTER said.
"It's so very sad that all this information came out after Gordon died, because he really believed the plane crashed in the North Sea," she added.
According to her husband's debriefing report, which he later filed to Allied forces in Britain, Warrant Officer Moulton told them to bail out two minutes after the bomber was hit. Sgt. CARTER woke up in a field, where a farm family found him and took him in before handing him over to the Germans.
Mrs. CARTER's son Kevin, 51, said his father never faulted the family who handed him over since Nazis were killing people for harbouring Allied airmen.

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HODGE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-10-23 published
Margaret Rose RAMSAY " Peg"
In loving memory of Margaret Rose RAMSAY " Peg" who passed away on October 10, 2002.
Loving wife of Ken. Mother of Steve, Alan, and Ron. Grandmother of Robert, Janet, Johnathan, Heather and Kyle. Daughter of Sylvia and Ted SHELLEY (both predeceased,) Sister of Sylvia (Honey) ROBINSON of Katrine, Ontario, Carol Anne BARBER of California, Ted Jr. SHELLEY of Katrine, Ontario, Thomas William SHELLEY of Campbell River, BC, Laurie Lee McCULLOCH of Barrie Ontario, and Michael John SHELLEY of Moffatt Ontario. Cherished aunt of many and friend to all. Dear sister-in-law to Bob and Gail HODGE of Two Mountains Quebec.
There was a gathering of Friends at Island Funeral home on Saturday, October 12, 2002 to celebrate Peg's life.
Donations can be made to Northeastern Ontario Regional Cancer Centre.

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HODGEKINS o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-10-23 published
Irene Myrtle PERRAULT
In loving memory of Irene Myrtle PERRAULT, January 20, 1920 - October 11, 2002
Irene Myrtle PERRAULT, a resident of the Centennial Manor, Little Current, died at the Manor on Friday, October 11, 2002 at the age of 82 years. She was born in Hamsworth Township, Ontario, daughter of Thomas W. RYDER and Lott M. HODGEKINS. Irene worked as a store clerk for many years then worked at Manitoulin Centennial Manor as a housekeeper for 10 years before retiring. Irene enjoyed knitting and fishing, both in the summer and winter and was a member of the Little Current Curling Club. Dearly loved and loving wife of Edmond Joseph PERRAULT of Little Current, loved and loving grand mother of Denise and husband Gordon CYR of Espanola and two great grand children Peter and Jessica. Predeceased by her daughter Beverley WILKIN in 1989 and one brother.
Friends were received at the St. Bernard's Catholic Church on Sunday October 13 from 7 to 9pm. The funeral mass was held at the St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Little Current on Monday October 14, 2002 at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Robert Foliot officiating. Cremation to follow. Interment will take place at the St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery.

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HODGES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-29 published
HODGES, David
In loving memory of a dear brother and son who passed away November 29, 1991. Those we love we never lose For always they will be Loved, remembered, treasured Always in our memory.
Remembered with love, your family.

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HODGKINSON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.enterprise-bulletin 2002-05-21 published
HODGKINSON, Charlena Elizabeth
Suddenly as the result of an accident in King City; on Wednesday, May 15, 2002. Charlena HODGKINSON of King City and formerly of Owen Sound in her 38th year. Loved mother of Melissa, Joseph and Cody. Beloved daughter of Arnold and Ruby HODGKINSON and granddaughter of Doris OSBORNE all of Owen Sound. Dear sister of Deborah DEMPSEY; James, and Junior and his wife Hayley all of Owen Sound. Special Aunt of Phillip, Taylor; Mackenzie, Loghan and Brooke. She will be sadly missed by her aunts and uncles. Predeceased by a brother Terry, her Uncle Terry, her grandmother Phyllis BURGESS: and her grandfathers Laverne HODGKINSON and Carl OSBORNE Sr. Friends were received at the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Tuesday afternoon at 1: 30 p~m. Interment, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association or Owen Sound Minor Sports would be appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcome at www.funeral-cast.com

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HODGKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2002-11-25 published
The supernova of ballet
Fun-loving character dancer lived life to the fullest
By Paula CITRON
Monday, November 25, 2002 -- Page R7
Toronto -- When John CRANKO's The Taming of the Shrew entered the National Ballet of Canada's repertoire in February, 1992, there were four advertised casts, and I was slated to see them all. It was Peter OTTMANN, then a first soloist who was appearing as Lucentio, who told me about a fifth performance -- a student matinee that featured a new member of the corps de ballet as Petruchio.
When one dancer singles out another to a dance writer, you listen, and even though I was in Shrew overload, I was there that Thursday afternoon to experience the explosive dance phenomenon known as William MARRI.
His maddeningly male, politically incorrect Petruchio kicked butt and gave no quarter, and I thought he was one of the sexiest men alive, let alone that the guy could dance up a storm.
"I felt he was going to be brilliant which is why I mentioned the performance," recalled Mr. OTTMANN. " From what he was showing in rehearsal, I knew he was going to be a major player of the next generation."
Reid ANDERSON, who staged the ballet, was the National Ballet's artistic director at the time.
"One noticed immediately William's beautiful feet and legs, and handsome, chiselled features," he said from his office at the Stuttgart Ballet in Germany. "He had the raw animal charisma that I thought would be perfect for the role."
Mr. MARRI was Shakespeare's Petruchio in real life, too -- a hard-drinking, hard-living, fun-loving bon vivant with an appetite for excitement.
His death in Manhattan on Nov. 16 -- just two days before his 34th birthday -- was a shock, but not the manner of his going. His motorcycle collided with a cab and three operations couldn't save him.
Mr. MARRI often alluded to the notion that he would die young on his beloved bike. Perhaps that's why he lived every moment to the fullest.
"He had a James DEAN quality about him," said National Ballet principal dancer Rex HARRINGTON, "like he was doomed to live fast, die young and become a supernova."
Mr. MARRI was in New York because he was the second cast lead in the Twyla THARP/Billy JOEL dance musical hit Movin' Out. The company had been searching for over six months for an acting dancer to play Eddie in the matinees until they found Mr. MARRI. "He was hungry, a quality I admire," Ms. THARP said. "He came to a role that was already defined, but he made it his own."
Perhaps the most astonishing fact about Mr. MARRI was that he didn't begin serious dance training until he was 19.
Born and raised in Montreal, he had an unsettled early life. His parents separated when he was young and he had a volatile relationship with his father. By his teens, Mr. MARRI was a street-smart, dyslexic dropout hanging out in bad company. He had also been a beach bum in Hawaii, and in fact, when he got the Broadway role earlier this year, he moved to the New Jersey shore so he could surf every morning before going to the theatre.
He became interested in classical dance after seeing Jorge DUNN of the Bjart company perform in a movie. More to the point, he told Friends later, a dance school was home to a plethora of half-naked women in leotards.
Vincent WARREN, his first teacher at L'cole suprieure de danse du Qubec, remembered a guy who walked in off the street in 1987 wearing a tattered track suit on a bronzed body that was born to dance. Daniel SEILLIER, his second teacher, recalled the big personality whose wildness manifested itself in a maniacal urge to succeed.
After graduating, Mr. MARRI spent the summer at the Banff Centre's dance program where he solidified his legend as a Casanova.
He joined the National in 1990, and while not quite the stately prince with beautiful lines, he excelled in the dramatic, demi-character roles requiring both strong technique and acting.
Mr. MARRI never held back on-stage nor in his personal life, said James KUDELKA, the National's artistic director. Close Friends like Richard LANDRY and Christopher BODY from the National, and Sean D'ANDRADE, who works in hospitality, are full of William MARRI stories, many unprintable. He was a man who loved women and possessed an unrelenting sexual appetite. He could carouse all night and still show up for work the next day. As former dancer Joanna IVEY says: "If you knew him a short time, he was your friend. If you knew him a long time, he was your brother."
Mr. MARRI was a man who believed in a male code of nobility and loyalty.
Even so, women like ballet orchestra violist Valerie KUINKA adored him because he was spiritual and tender. Principal dancer Greta HODGKINSON, who was romantically involved with Mr. MARRI for more than five years, said he was vulnerable and sensitive yet brutally honest.
Complex, vain and intelligent, a suave French-Canadian who had exquisite taste, Mr. MARRI was a man of many facets. He loved watching cartoons and collecting comic books and he was interested in the supernatural. He was a master chess and pool player and an avid golfer, and also a superb cook, gourmand and wine savant. In fact, he dreamed of opening up a restaurant with his good friend, tenor Richard MARGISON, and their favourite conversations were about the world's best wines and tequilas.
Although fiercely dedicated to his craft, Mr. MARRI often refused to do press interviews or go to receptions. When he did attend, he acted outrageously. Yet, in his final years at the National, he took it upon himself to be gadfly to such talented youngsters as first soloist Guillaume COT.
"It was scary at first, but I think he saw I had the potential to become self-absorbed and egotistical," Mr. COT said. "He wanted to teach me early, what he had come to learn late."
And then there was the motorcycle.
On the day he was promoted to principal dancer, Mr. MARRI showed a dearly held, dog-eared photo of a motorbike, a Ducati, to Ms. KUINKA, telling her it was going to be a present to himself.
"His motorcycle was all about freedom," Mr. LANDRY said. "A hundred kilometres [an hour] on a bike feels different than in a car. You feel alive in the rush of speed."
For those he left behind, that was a great irony. Former soloist Roberto CAMPANELLA said perhaps it was best that death took Mr. MARRI -- anything less than 120 per cent would have been a nightmare.
William MARRI, dancer; born in Montreal on Nov. 18, 1968; died in New York on Nov. 16, 2002.
Paula CITRON reviews dance for The Globe and Mail.

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HODGSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-29 published
BURRELL, Jessie (ne CHATTAWAY) -- Passed away peacefully on December 27, 2002 at the Vera M. Davis Centre in Bolton. She was born in Sheffield, England on October 3, 1918. Daughter of the late Len and Nora CHATTAWAY (COPNELL.) Loving wife for 63 years of the late W. J. Gordon BURRELL. Dearly loved mother of Marleen (HODGSON,) Ken and his wife Eileen, Glenda and her husband Simon. She will be deeply missed by her grandchildren Krista (Jarvie), Meagan, Michael, Carolyn and Alana and great-grandchild Matthew. Sister of Bill CHATTAWAY and Irene FULLERTON. Sister-in-law of Grace CHATTAWAY. Predeceased by brothers Len, Ernie and Bernie. Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Jessie was a devoted mother and astute business woman who embraced many experiences along life's journey. The family extends special appreciation to the staff of the Vera M. Davis Centre for their many years of caring and support. She will be in our hearts forever. In her memory, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Association. A private family service will be held on Monday, December 30, 2002 at the Ward Funeral Home ''Woodbridge Chapel'' (905-851-9100).

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