CORBEIL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-10-11 published
Creator of Savage God
Theatre director was a Canadian nationalist, a fan of the avant garde and a champion of playwright George Ryga. He was also seen as a kook, a dilettante and a street fighter
By Tom HAWTHORN Special to The Globe and Mail Saturday, October 11, 2003 - Page F9
John JULIANI was a provocateur in life as on stage. A man passionate about the possibilities of theatre, he roused reverence in some, antipathy in others.
His most infamous act was to challenge the Stratford Festival's newly hired artistic director to a duel. Robin PHILLIPS's offence was that he is British when Mr. JULIANI and others were certain a land as grand as Canada was capable of producing a director for its Shakespearean theatre.
What he called a "romantic gesture with tongue in cheek" earned cheers from Canadian theatre directors and sneers from much of the theatre establishment.
Mr. JULIANI, who has died at the age of 63, was an unabashed Canadian nationalist, a dedicated fan of the avant garde, an ardent defender of the right of actors to a decent living, a champion of playwright George Ryga and a tireless figure so commanding as to develop an intense loyalty among acolytes.
At the same time, he was seen as a kook, a dilettante and a street fighter. One critic called him "the Tiger Williams of Canadian theatre," his pugnacious approach earning him comparison to a notorious hockey goon. In his defence, Mr. JULIANI explained that he was merely a "true believer" with opinions on controversial subjects.
Mr. JULIANI's credits were long and varied, including spontaneous Sixties street happenings such as the staging of his own wedding as a theatrical performance and brief appearances on such 1990s television dramas as The X-Files.
From 1982 until 1997, Mr. JULIANI was executive producer of radio drama for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio in Vancouver. He helped to bring to air many celebrated productions, including the brilliant and provocative Dim Sum Diaries by playwright Mark LEIREN- YOUNG.
Mr. JULIANI also possessed a head-turning beauty, with a profile as striking as a Roman bust. Radio host Bill RICHARDSON commented on his handsomeness at a raucous memorial after his death, calling him a "hunka hunka burnin' love." Some said he had the looks and bearing of a Shakespearean king.
John Charles JULIANI was born in Montreal on March 24, 1940. Raised in a working-class neighbourhood, he attended Loyola College and was an early graduate from the fledgling National Theatre School.
He spent two seasons as an actor at Stratford before being hired as a theatre teacher at Simon Fraser University in 1966. The new university atop Burnaby Mountain east of Vancouver was a hotbed of radicalism in politics and the arts. Mr. JULIANI bristled at an imposed curriculum and so infuriated the administration that he was banned from the campus in 1969.
Mr. JULIANI was heavily influenced by the writing of Antonin Artaud, a Surrealist who championed a theatre based on the imagination. He long sought to erase the barrier between scripted text and sensory impression, between performer and audience, to mixed success.
After moving to the West Coast, Mr. JULIANI launched a series of experiments in theatre. He credited these productions to Savage God, which was less a troupe in the traditional sense than a title granted to any performance involving Mr. JULIANI. The name came from William Butler Yeats's awestruck reaction to Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi: "After us, the Savage God?"
Savage God defied explanation, though many tried and even Mr. JULIANI offered suggestions. Savage God was "an anthology of question marks," he once said. (It was, after all, the 1960s.) "Savage God is simply the Imagination," he told the Vancouver Sun, "insatiable, unrelenting, fiercely energetic, wary of categorization, fond of contradiction and inveterately iconoclastic."
In January, 1970, Mr. JULIANI married dancer Donna WONG, a ceremony conducted as a Savage God performance at the Vancouver Art Gallery. He repeated the process at the christening of his son. Ms. WONG- JULIANI would be his domestic and drama partner for more than three decades.
In 1971, the streets of Vancouver were the scene of several spontaneous and sometimes incomprehensible -- performances under the aegis of PACET ("pilot alternative complement to existing theatre.") The $18,000 project, funded by the federal government, incorporated Gestalt therapy sessions in street performances.
Theatrical events took place willy-nilly across the city, including malls, the airport, the library and Stanley Park. Admission was not charged, nor did all spectators appreciate their role as audience to avant-garde performance. A scene in which bicyclists wearing gas masks pedalled along city streets left many scratching their heads in puzzlement.
In 1974, Mr. JULIANI moved to Toronto to set up a graduate theatre-studies program at York University.
He called the program PEAK (" Performance, Example, Animation, Katharsis") and perhaps should have found an acronym for PEEK, as the instructor and his class stripped naked to protest against a lack of classroom space.
The challenge to the new Stratford artistic director in 1974 was written on a piece of parchment and delivered in London by Don RUBIN, a York colleague. Alas, Mr. RUBIN could not find a proper gauntlet and wound up ceremoniously striking Mr. PHILLIPS with a red rubber glove, an absurd note to a theatrical protest.
In 1978, Mr. JULIANI took the stage in a Toronto production of Children of Night, portraying Janusz Korczak, a doctor and teacher who ran an orphanage in the Warsaw ghetto. The critics were appalled.
Gina MALLET of the Toronto Star said Mr. JULIANI's performance sullied Dr. Korczak's memory. Jay SCOTT of The Globe and Mail, noting "the dreadfulness" of Mr. JULIANI's acting, said the production robbed the dead of their dignity.
From the stage, Mr. JULIANI challenged the Star's critic to a public debate on the aesthetics of theatre. He also wrote a letter to the editor, noting that Holocaust survivors in the audience had wholeheartedly embraced the production.
Mr. JULIANI wound up in Edmonton, where he continued to condemn the "exorbitance, elitism and museum theatre" of the establishment.
In 1982, he directed and co-wrote Latitude 55°, a feature film with just two characters -- a slick woman from the city and a Polish potato farmer -- set in a snowbound cabin. "It is filled with a passionate conviction that evaporates in pretentious pronouncements," The Globe's Carole CORBEIL wrote, "filled with truthful moments that evaporate in the desire to use every narcissistic trick in the book."
In a 1983 book examining the alternative theatre movement in Canada, author Renate USMIANI devoted most of a chapter to Mr. JULIANI, a decision that got her a scathing rebuke from a reviewer who considered him worthy of little more than a footnote.
"His works are curiosities; at best, they are worthy experiments in Artaudian theory," Boyd NEIL wrote in a Globe review. "But they are neither popular... nor influential."
Mr. JULIANI's years at Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio in Vancouver were both productive and successful. Among the many projects he directed was a three-part adaptation of Margaret Laurence's The Diviners; King Lear, starring John COLICOS; a 13-part series titled, Disaster! Acts of God or Acts of Man?" and, famously, Ryga's The Ecstasy of Rita Joe, with Leonard GEORGE portraying a role once assumed on stage by his late father, Chief Dan GEORGE. The surprise selection of Mr. GEORGE was typical of Mr. JULIANI's often brilliant casting.
Mr. JULIANI directed a 1989 production of The Glass Menagerie at the Vancouver Playhouse with Jennifer Phipps and Morris Panych. Globe reviewer Liam LACEY praised a production that "opens up the play like an old treasure chest, and lets in some fresh air without rearranging or disturbing the work's original grandeurs and caprices."
Four years later, Mr. JULIANI was directing a production of the mystery thriller Sleepwalker when actor Peter HAWORTH took sick shortly before opening night. The director suddenly found himself as the male lead. "Not even the most colossal egotist would want to do this," he said.
Dim Sum Diaries, a series of monologues written by Mr. LEIREN- YOUNG, received protests when aired by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio in 1991. One episode, entitled The Sequoia, in which the white vendor of a luxury home launches a tirade against the Hong Kong immigrant who cuts down two rare and spectacular trees on the property, was accused of being racist. The playwright's well-intentioned exploration of stereotyping was charged with fostering those very prejudices.
After directing Dim Sum Diaries, Mr. JULIANI urged the playwright to tackle an issue that was dividing his church. Mr. LEIREN- YOUNG remembers replying: "You're talking same-sex marriage in the Anglican church and you want a straight Jewish guy to write this?"
The resulting play, titled Articles of Faith: The Battle of St. Alban's, was staged at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Vancouver to great acclaim.
The collaborations between young playwright and veteran director succeeded in achieving Mr. JULIANI's goal of inspiring dialogue through theatre.
Mr. JULIANI had a reputation as a demanding taskmaster for novice and veteran actors alike. Rehearsals were jokingly called "Savage God Boot Camp."
He maintained a breakneck pace, both in the theatre and in the boardroom. He was artistic co-director of Opera Breve, a small company dedicated to nurturing young singers; president of the Union of British Columbia Performers (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists); and, a former national president of the Directors Guild of Canada, among many boards on which he served.
Feeling fatigued in early August, Mr. JULIANI was diagnosed with liver cancer. The end came swiftly. He died on August 21 at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver.
He leaves his wife of 33 years, Donna WONG- JULIANI, and a son, Alessandro JULIANI, an actor. He also leaves brothers Richard and Norman.
(Wit was long a part of the JULIANI mystique. The family pet, a canine named Beau Beau, was referred to in the family's paid obituary notice as a Savage Dog.)
For one who roused such passions, Mr. JULIANI felt that he led a conservative life. "I have always been a square," he once said.
A theatrical farewell to Mr. JULIANI attracted hundreds to St. Andrew's Wesley Church in Vancouver on Labour Day, a Monday and traditionally a quiet date on the theatre calendar. Those in attendance were encouraged to write remembrances on Post-It notes, which were then stuck to the church's pillars.
The City of Vancouver has declared next March 24, which would have been Mr. JULIANI's 64th birthday, to be Savage God Day.

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CORBET o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-04 published
A painter of real people
Toronto artist sought to get beneath a subject's veneer to achieve a 'luminous presence'
By Allison LAWLOR, Special to The Globe and Mail Thursday, December 4, 2003 - Page R11
'She'll paint you the way she wants," David MIRVISH, patron and art collector, once said of the Canadian portrait painter Lynn DONOGHUE.
"She's sensitive to mood," Mr. MIRVISH, who sat for Ms. DONOGHUE on several occasions, told The Financial Post Magazine in 1984. "She may catch you at a different angle, and not every subject feels that's the way they want to be seen. The important thing is whether it's a successful picture or not. You shouldn't expect to like a portrait."
But what you could expect if you were having your portrait painted by Ms. DONOGHUE is that you would at the very least enjoy the process. Sitting for the Toronto-based painter was like having tea with a lively, old friend.
"You were always chatting about this and that with Lynn," said Father Daniel DONOVAN, an art collector and professor of theology at St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto, who also sat for Ms. DONOGHUE. " She was always vibrant and alive."
Always seeking to get beyond a person's veneer, Ms. DONOGHUE enjoyed the process of trying to draw out her subjects. "She wanted people to [be] open and communicate with her," Father DONOVAN said.
Mr. DONOGHUE, considered one of the pre-eminent portrait painters in Canada, died last month in Toronto. She was 50.
"She made a huge impact [in the Canadian art world] and did so at a very young age," said Christian Cardell CORBET, founder of the Canadian Portrait Academy.
"She was at a stage... where she was just about to take off," Mr. CORBET said. "What she could have contributed was just cut short."
Ms. DONOGHUE started showing her work in 1973. Her early work caused a stir when some galleries refused to show her giant portraits of naked males. Since then she has had countless group shows and solo exhibitions. Her work can be found in the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Ontario Legislature, the National Museum of Botswana, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and several other private and public collections.
Ms. DONOGHUE, who was elected a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1991, did both commissioned and non-commissioned portraits. One of her notable commissions was of John STOKES, the former speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
Last year, Ms. DONOGHUE completed a portrait of Margaret ATWOOD that came was at once celebrated. After approaching the Canadian literary icon to paint her portrait, Ms. DONOGHUE set about to capture Ms. ATWOOD using bright oil colours. In the portrait, Ms. ATWOOD, sits with her legs crossed and looks out at the viewer wearing a vibrant, green shirt.
"She was not afraid of colour," Mr. CORBET said. "She would take it [paint] right from the tube."
Three years ago, Terrence HEATH, the former director of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, wrote in BorderCrossings following an exhibition of Ms. DONOGHUE's work at a Toronto gallery: "Each painting... is a statement in colour. The figures are set in colour fields that tell you as much about the figure as the likeness and body position do. Most remarkable about these paintings is their sheer luminous presence."
"She created honest portraits" and "didn't follow much of a systematic approach to portraiture," Mr. CORBET said. "She allowed her spontaneity and intuition to come through."
Ms. DONOGHUE once said that her historic mentors, such as Frans Hals, conveyed in their portraits the feeling of people who are very alive. "Why do people know, when they look at a painting of mine, that it is a real person?" she told The Financial Post Magazine in 1984. It was one of her perpetual queries into the nature of portrait painting.
Lynn DONOGHUE was born on April 20, 1953, in the small community of Red Lake in northern Ontario, more than 500 kilometres from Thunder Bay. Her father Graham DONOGHUE was a mining engineer who moved his family about, including a spell in Newfoundland. Ms. DONOGHUE finished high school at H.B. Beal Secondary School in London, Ontario She graduated in 1972 with a special art diploma.
Having lived in England and New York as an artist, Toronto was home to Ms. DONOGHUE. She lived with her 14-year-old son Luca in a loft in a converted industrial building in the city's west end. Her loft doubled as her studio. In the cluttered space, some of her paintings hung on the walls and canvases were stacked next to the essentials required for daily living. Living off the sale of her paintings, Ms. DONOGHUE financially scrapped by month to month, her Friends said.
Described as vivacious and gregarious, she was "the life of the party." An active member of the arts community, she could regularly be seen at gallery openings and art shows around Toronto. Outside the art world, she was an active community member. Most recently she helped to organize events for Toronto's new mayor David MILLER during the municipal election. She also attended the Anglican Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, where a painting she had done of her son's baptism hung on the wall.
An exhibit of Ms. DONOGHUE's most recent major work is scheduled to open at the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie, Ontario, in March. Called the The Last Supper, the large group piece, which Ms. DONOGHUE started in 2001, consists of 13 portraits encircling a central table piece, which is itself a triptych. The installation requires a total wall space of about 5 metres by 10 metres (16 feet by 34 feet).
Father DONOVAN well remembers how he first learned of the project. One day, he received a call from Ms. DONOGHUE asking if he would have lunch with her. She had an idea she wanted to talk to him about. The idea turned out to be the The Last Supper and Ms. DONOGHUE said she needed his help. After their lunch, she invited Father DONOVAN, along with several others, to dinner. While they were eating and drinking, she photographed them, capturing their mannerisms and expressions. From the photographs, she made a series of sketches which she then used to develop the large group piece.
"She loved what she was doing," Mr. CORBET said. "There was this inner drive that said 'go on.' "
Ms. DONOGHUE, an insulin-dependent diabetic, died on November 22 in a Toronto hospital, after suffering from an insulin reaction that led to a coma.
She leaves her parents Marjorie and Graham DONOGHUE, her son Luca LANGIANO and his father, Domenico LANGIANO and sister Barbara VAVALIDIS.

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CORBETT o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-02-19 published
James Edwin LEE
In loving memory of James Edwin LEE who passed away peacefully at Manitoulin Health Centre, Little Current on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at the age of 89 years. Loved by wife Carole. Predeceased by wife Jessie (née CORBETT.) Dear father of Jamie and wife Karen of Sunderland and their children Kevin, Jeffery, Rebecca and Jonathan. Will be missed by step children Eric and wife Claudette TROUGHTON, Steven and wife Tammy TROUGHTON, Geoffrey and wife Kelly TROUGHTON, all of Oshawa, Shawn and wife Bonnie TROUGHTON of Guelph, Dan and wife Dawn Troughton of Harriston, Kristin TROUGHTON and step grandchildren Leeanne, Nicole, Ryan, Jeremy, Mikayla, Brianna, Justin, Kelsey, Nicholas and Brett. Fondly remembered by sister Isabel and husband Lorne BRADLEY of Glouster. There will be a memorial service later in the spring. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home, Little Current.

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CORBIDGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-08 published
NISBET, Audrey Kathleen 'Ann'
Died Thursday, March 6, 2003 at Credit Valley Hospital, in her 72nd year. Cherished wife of Wallace NISBET. Beloved mother of John (and Heather) of Nepean, Andrew (and Lili) of Edmonton and Fiona of Oakville. Adored grandmother of Sarah, Olivia and Roman. Dear sister of John and Cathy CORBIDGE of London, England. Visitation at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville on Monday, March 10, 2003 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to take place at Knox Presbyterian Church, 89 Dunn Street, Oakville on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at 11 a.m. Cremation. Thanks to the doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers at the Credit Valley Hospital. For those who wish, memorial contributions to the Canadian Red Cross would be appreciated.
'Ann's kindness and courage will be greatly missed by all who knew her.'

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CORBIERE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-01-29 published
Lawrence Stephen MIGWANS
In loving memory of Lawrence Stephen MIGWANS, September 26, 1925 to January 13, 2003.
Larry MIGWANS, a resident of the Wellness Centre, M'Chigeeng, passed away at the Manitoulin Health Centre, Mindemoya on Monday, January 13, 2003 at the age of 77 years. He was born at M'Chigeeng, son of the late David and Madelene (DEBASSIGE) MIGWANS. Larry joined the army at the age of 16 and served overseas in World War 2, and was a member of Branch #177 Royal Canadian Legion, Little Current. He also enjoyed playing the violin and guitar, and working in his garden. Predeceased by his wife Desira (BEBONING) MIGWANS. Loving father of Mabel NOLAND, Caroline BEBONING, Patrick BEBONING, Martina MIGWANS, Lorraine, Patsy, Carol, Kerry and Brenda WEMIGWANS. Loved grandfather of several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dear brother of Agnes (predeceased,) Annie BISSON, Regina, Raymond (predeceased,) Pauline CORBIERE (predeceased,) Melvina GERARD (predeceased,) Christine PAGE, Nora MIGWANS, Maurice, Kenneth and Francis MIGWANS. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends called at the M'Chigeeng Complex. The funeral mass was celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church, M'Chigeeng, on Friday, January 17, 2003 with Father Robert FOLIOT as celebrant. Interment in M'Chigeeng Cemetery. Culgin Funeral Home

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CORBIERE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-04-09 published
Rose Eva DEBASSIGE
March 13 1920 to April 5 2003
Rose DEBASSIGE, a resident of the Wikwemikong Nursing Home, passed away at the Nursing Home on Saturday, April 5, 2003 at the age of 83 years.
She was born at West Bay, daughter of the late Jeremiah and Mary Jane (CORBIERE) MIGWANS, and had lived at M'Chigeeng all her life. She had worked as a housekeeper and cook at Lodges for many years. She enjoyed making blankets and knitting, but her favourite pastimes were watching hockey on television and watching her boys and grandchildren play hockey, playing bingo and gardening, and growing her flowers, which she planted up until 2 years ago. Rose was a loved and
loving mother, grandmother and friend and will be sadly missed by all.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband Andrew in 1984. Dearly loved mother of Helen CRAWFORD (Ivan predeceased,) Noël DEBASSIGE, wife Mary, Bertha SAIKKONEN (husband Ray predeceased,) Justin DEBASSIGE, wife Jean, Levina YOUNG (husband Jack) Edward DEBASSIGE (wife Tammy,) Tim DEBASSIGE (predeceased,) wife Eleanor, Nellie (predeceased), Elaine DEBASSIGE, Chris DEBASSIGE (wife Barb), Sally HARE (husband Glen,) Earl DEBASSIGE (wife Debbie) and Christy TAIBOSSIGAI (husband Ivan.) Proud grandmother of many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Dear sister of Virginia, and predeceased by siblings Rosie, Simon, Charlotte, John, Israel, Margaret (Maggie), Rita, Saraphine, Mark and Stephen. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the M'Chigeeng Complex on Monday, April 7, 2003. The funeral mass was held on Tuesday, April 8, 2003 with Father Bert FOLIOT as celebrant. Interment in M'Chigeeng Cemetery. Culgin Funeral Home

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CORBIERE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-07-09 published
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-In loving memory of a very dear and special brother, Barry, who passed away July 13, 1999.
When family ties are broken,
And loved ones have to part
It leaves a scar that never heals
And an ever aching heart.
We cannot bring the old days back
When we were all together
But loving thoughts and memories
Will live with us forever.
There will always be a heartache
And many silent tears
But forever precious memories of
The days when you were here.
We hold you close within our hearts
And there you will remain
To walk with us throughout our lives
Until we meet again.
-Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by your sister Agnes, Steve and families.

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CORBIERE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-07-09 published
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-Barry "BJ" July 13, 1999.
If tears could build a stairway and memories were a lane, we could
walk right up to heaven and bring you home again. No farewell words were spoken because there was no time to say good-bye. You were gone before we knew it and only God knows why. Our hearts still ache in sadness and secret tears still fall. What it meant to lose a special brother like you has been the hardest of all.
-Always in our hearts. Grant, Sandra and Braddon TAIBOSSIGAI

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CORBIERE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-07-09 published
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- In loving memory of a dear son, Barry John, July 13, 1999.
It's lonely here without you Son,
I miss you more each day,
For life is not the same,
Since you were called away.
As time goes by without you,
And days turn into years,
They hold a million memories,
And a thousand silent tears.
To us you were so very special,
What more is there to say,
Except I wish with all my heart,
That you were here today.
-Irene CORBIERE and family

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CORBIERE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-08-13 published
Phillip Howard DEBASSIGE
In loving memory of Phillip Howard DEBASSIGE, February 5, 1947 to August 9, 2003. "Lover of Horses" Phillip DEBASSIGE, a resident of M'Chigeeng First Nation, began his spiritual journey through the western door, on Saturday, August 9, 2003 at the age of 56 years. He was born in Mindemoya, son of Vincent DEBASSIGE and the late Margaret (MIGWANS) DEBASSIGE.
Phillip worked in M'Chigeeng teaching computers at Kenjgewin Teg, a member of the Economic Development Committee and worked with the Union of Ontario Indians as well as Metis Nation of Ontario. He also enjoyed band politics especially the First Nation Governance Act. Phillip enjoyed playing the trumpet, playing lotteries especially Keno and horse racing. He was a great community worker as he helped many work in their garden, visited elders, enjoyed his time at the maple sugar camp and helped others with house construction and renovations. This familiar sight walking in the neighbourhood or on his way to Gus's store to play his numbers, will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Loving father of Corena RYAN and husband Justin, Ladeanne DEBASSIGE and Nathan MIGWANS. Loved Mishomis of Justice and Reign RYAN. Survived by his former wife Giovanna. Dear brother of Ina PANAMICK, Alfred DEBASSIGE (wife Gladys), Marjorie WEBKAMIGAD, Greg DEBASSIGE (friend Bonnie,) Norma CORBIERE (friend Charlie,) Lyla KINOSHAMEG (husband Ray,) Nicolas DEBASSIGE (Alice,) Patrick DEBASSIGE, Joanne DEBASSIGE (Amadeo), Stanley DEBASSIGE (wife Donna) and Doris DEBASSIGE (friend Ronnie.) Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends called at the home of Alfred DEBASSIGE Monday and Tuesday. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church, M'Chigeeng on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Robert FOLIOT as celebrant. Interment in M'Chigeeng Cemetery. Culgin Funeral Home

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CORBIERE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-08-20 published
Violet Cleona NAOKWEGIJIG
Violet Cleona NAOKWEGIJIG of Wikwemikong passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 in her 90th year.
Beloved wife of the late Joseph NAOKWEGIJIG (1961.) Dear daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Louise (ROY) TRUDEAU.
Loving mother of Thomas (wife Lillian) of Surrey, B.C., Leonard (wife Theresa), Louis (wife Beverly), James (friend Mary) and Rosemary ENOSSE (Clifford) all of Wikwemikong, Mary Ann (Mrs. Boniface CORBIERE) of Lively and the late Marina, Lawrence, Eugene and Allen. Will be sadly missed by 18 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by 1 grand_son and 2 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Albert ROY of Toronto and the late Fred ROY, Clara PANGOWISH and Frances ROY. Dear aunt of Urban OSHKAWBEWISENIS, and Roland and Eric PANGOWISH. Foster mother of Sandra RECOLLET and Kenneth Kimewon. Niibna gii-sag'igoon, niibna da-mesnigoon.
Rested on Thursday, August 14th from 2 pm at the Holy Cross Mission Roman Catholic Church, Wikwemikong. Funeral mass took place on Saturday, August 16, 2003 at 10 am with Father Douglas McCarthy officiating. Interment Wikwemikong Cemetery.
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CORBIERE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-10-15 published
Ambrose Ernest McLEAN " Roger"
In loving memory of Ambrose Ernest "Roger" McLEAN who passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2003 at the age of 46 years.
Beloved son of Ursula McLEAN of Sault Ste. Marie. Predeceased by father Delbert. Loved nephew of Ruth MIGWANS. Will be missed by brothers and sisters Diane (Harvey DEBASSIGE) of Tehkummah, Tim (Kathy) of Ottawa, Kevin (Claudine) of St. Joseph's Island. Cindy (Steve THOMAS) of Sault Ste. Marie. Half brother of Rudy CORBIERE, Delbert McLEAN, George CORBIERE, Sharon CORBIERE. Predeceased by Rose, Rick and Germaine. Special uncle of David, Rick and Mandy. Fondly remembered by many family members in Nova Scotia. Burial M'Chigeeng Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.

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CORBIERE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-11-05 published
Barbara KING (née MADAHBEE)
In loving memory of Barbara KING (née MADAHBEE) who passed away Thursday morning, October 30, 2003 at her residence at the age of 73 years.
Beloved wife of Raymond George KING, predeceased. Will be sadly missed by her children, Susan KING and Will PATHY, Jane KING and Ken PASTO, Debbie KING and Bill HOMER, Patrick KING (wife Jean) and predeceased by son Kevin KING. Special grandmother of Desmond and Grant KING. Dear sister of Anne BREYER, Jean ANDREWS, Ivan MADAHBEE, Lillian BUCKNELL, Archie MADAHBEE, Cecilia BAYERS, Linda THIBODEAU, Patsy CORBIERE, Tootsie PANAMICK, Patrick MADAHBEE and predeceased by Veronica McGRAW, Lawrence MADAHBEE, Elizabeth KING, Eli MADAHBEE, Morris MADAHBEE and Doris BREWER. Rested at the Sucker Creek Community Hall on Sunday, November 1, 2003. Funeral Mass was held at St. Bernard's Church, Little Current on Monday, November 3, 2003. Cremation. Lougheed Funeral Home Sudbury.

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CORBIERE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-11-05 published
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-In loving memory of our dear parents and grandparents, Paul who passed away November 10, 1981 and Mabel (née PITAWANAKWAT) who passed away October 27, 1989.
Their smiling way and pleasant faces,
Are a pleasure to recall,
They had a kind word for each
And died beloved of all.
Some day we hope to meet them,
Some day, we know not when,
To clasp their hands in the better land,
Never to part again.
-Sadly missed and forever loved by the KAISER family.

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CORBIERE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-11-12 published
Glenn Vernon PELTIER
Glenn Vernon PELTIER of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Wikwemikong passed away at Wasaga Beach on Thursday, November 6th, 2003 in his 47th year.
Beloved son of Eugene PELTIER and Stella PELTIER née RECOLLET predeceased.) Beloved step-son of Honorine (CORBIERE) PELTIER. Loving brother of Ron (Beatrice), Brian (Catherine), Linda (Byron), Arlene (Dale), Warren (Jackie), Wayne (Christi). Survived by uncles Robert PELTIER, Tommy PELTIER, Norman RECOLLET, Isadore RECOLLET and aunt Bella PITAWANAKWAT.
Predeceased by aunts, Yvonne McRAE, Rosemary FISHER, Margaret RIVERS and uncles, Wilfred PELTIER, Eli RECOLLET, Philip RECOLLET and Sam RECOLLET. Will be sadly missed by nephews and nieces, Yvette, Joe, Jennifer, Binaysi, Ying, Cheyene, Jade, Steven, Anais, Nicholas and Jeana. Special aunts and uncles, Thomas (predeceased), Boniface and Mary Ann, Glen and Joanne, Doreen and Clement, Theresa and Leonard, Shirley, Carroll, Danny, Timmy (predeceased) and Cecilia.
Friends called at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, Buzwah from 4: 00 p.m. on Saturday, November 8th until the Funeral Mass on Monday, November 10th at 11: 00 a.m. also at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, Buzwah with Father McCARTHY officiating. Interment in the Wikwemikong Cemetery. Bourcier Funeral Home Espanola.

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CORBIERE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-12-10 published
Beatrice ENSE
In loving memory of Beatrice ENSE, December 29, 1932 to December 3, 2003.
Beatrice ENSE, a resident of M'Chigeeng, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 at the age of 71 years.
She was born in West Bay, daughter of the late Alexi and Sadie CORBIERE) DEBASSIGE. Beatrice had many interests and hobbies, which included quilting and knitting, playing bingo, cooking, going to casinos, and she loved to fish and to sing. Her greatest joy and pleasure was her family and spending time with them. A loving and loved sister, mother and friend, she will be sadly missed, but many memories will be cherished. Predeceased by her husband Harold, son Floyd, brother Norman, sister Eliza, grand_son Brian and great grandchild Courtney. Surviving are one sister Gina and sister-in-law Elizabeth, and children, Martin, wife Justeen, Sadie, husband Eldridge, daughter-in-law Janette, Gerald, wife Debbie, Geraldine, husband Bill, Ron, Ken, Abby, Norma, Elsie and Jay, wife Missy. Survived also by Raymond and Ruth ACE. Proud grandmother of Elvis, Kyle, Beatrice, Nancy, Randolf, Matha, Ramona, Jeremy, Robin, Darryl, Whitney, Floyd, Phoenix, Jeff, Celina, Daphne, Darren Jr., Gerard, Shane, Jared, and 14 great grandchildren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
The wake was held at Beatrice's residence on Thursday, December 4, 2003 and Friday, December 5, 2003. The funeral mass was celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church on Saturday, December 6, 2003 with Fr. Robert FOLIOT officiating. Interment in M'Chigeeng Cemetery. Culgin Funeral Home

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CORBIERE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-12-17 published
Victoria PITAWANAKWAT (STONE)
In loving memory of Victoria PITAWANAKWAT, July 13, 1937 to December 6, 2003.
Victoria PITAWANAKWAT, a resident of Wikwemikong, passed away at the Manitoulin Health Centre, Little Current, on Saturday, December 6, 2003 at the age of 66 years.
She was born in Little Current, daughter of the late George and Seraphine SPANISH) PITAWANAKWAT. Victoria was a postal worker for 29 years. She enjoyed puzzles and collected spoons while traveling and was especially fond of cows. She will be sadly missed by her family and all who knew her. Surviving are common-law husband Jarvis McCUMBER, sons George (Richard) STONE, friend Henrietta, John STONE, friend Pearl of M'Chigeeng and Jeffrey STONE, friend Margaret Anne. Proud grandmother of Johnny STONE, Kristy STONE, Timmy STONE, Tito SMITH, Jeremy SMITH, Tara STONE and Sara STONE and great grandchildren Katie Summer Seraphine STONE and Erica STONE. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister Mary LISCUMB (Harry,) Mabel CORBIERE (Paul) and Archie PITAWANAKWAT.
Friends called at St. Ignatius Church, Buzwah on Monday and Tuesday evening.
The funeral mass was held at Holy Cross Mission on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 with Fr. Dougals McCarthy as celebrant. Cremation to follow.

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CORBIERE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-12-17 published
Alphonse Ignatius CORBIERE
Surrounded by his children, Alphonse Ignatius CORBIERE moved on to the spirit world, peacefully on Monday, December 15, 2003. Lovingly remembered by his wife Mae CORBIERE and friend Bertha ROY. Dear brother of Georgina NIXON and Liz BRIDGES. Loving and loved father of Jean STONE, (husband Mack,) Menesa CORBIERE (husband Wally,) Roger CORBIERE, Sandra BAYER, Bonita TAIBOSSIGAI (husband Jason) and Rodney CORBIERE (wife Barbara.) Loved grandfather of Kelly, Mack Jr., Sarah, Jeff, Shanna, Ryan, Rhiannon, Rachel, John, Anthony, Matthew, Chad, Kyra, Joshua, Wilfred, Bethany, Nicholas and Cameron. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Clayton and Eliza CORBIERE, sister Sharon CORBIERE and son Larry TAILOR/TAYLOR.
Friends may call at Alphonse's residence 5785A Hwy 540, M'Chigeeng on Tuesday evening and Wednesday. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church, M'Chigeeng on Thursday, December 18, 2003 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Robert FOLIOT as celebrant. Interment in M'Chigeeng cemetery. Culgin Funeral Home.

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CORBIERRE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-08-20 published
CORBIERRE
-In loving memory of a dear husband and father, Doug, who left us so suddenly Aug. 18, 1983.
The things we feel so deeply
Are the hardest things to say
But we your family loved you
In a very special way.
Precious memories are in our hearts
And from these we'll never have to part.
-Always remembered and sadly missed, Donna, Rob and Kent

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CORBIERRE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-12-03 published
Georgette Marie CORBIERRE
Surrounded by her family she died peacefully at the Manitoulin Health Centre, Little Current, on Wednesday, November 26, 2003. Age 77 years.
Born February 20, 1926 to Thomas and Elize SAINT_JULES of Blind River (both predeceased.) Married Ted CORBIERRE, son of George and Madeline of M'Chigeeng (both predeceased). Ted now resides in the Centennial Manor, formerly of Honora. Georgette and Ted owned and operated the gas station and store in Honora, Manitoulin Island. Loving mum of Harold, Allan and wife Monique, Todd and wife Kathy, Madeline (predeceased). Special grandma of Angela, Stephanie, Kristie, Allan Jr., Madelyn, Hannah and Kimberly. Will be sadly missed by great-granddaughters Melissa and Jessica of Orangeville. Remembered by many nieces and nephews in Blind River, M'Chigeeng, Sudbury, Toronto, and Ottawa. Visitation Friday, November 28 at Island Funeral Home. Funeral Mass 11 am, Saturday, November 29, 2003 at Immaculate Conception Church, M'Chigeeng, Ontario. Father B. FOLIOT officiated. Burial in M'Chigeeng Cemetery.

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CORCORAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-02-22 published
THOMAS, Jean Gertrude
Born in Guelph, Ontario, 1904. She died peacefully in her sleep Thursday, February 20, 2003 in Belmont House after a full life of over 98 years. She is survived by her youngest sister Margaret (1 of 4 siblings) and her daughter Beverley THOMAS. She is predeceased by her husband Lincoln THOMAS and daughter Barbara JABLONSKI. She was a loving grandma to her 7 grandchildren, Kim CORCORAN, Tom CHUTE, Elizabeth DRAGE, James JABLONSKI, Jennifer SLUYS, Nick JABLONSKI and Matt JABLONSKI. She was 'G.G.' (great grandma) to Christian, Jordan, Caitlin, Erinn, Alexis, Allison, Nathaniel, Jake, Nicole and Ethan, with a new one arriving any day. She will be sadly missed by her many in laws, nieces and nephews, cousins and all honored and valued Friends. If so desired donations may be made to the Belmont Foundation, 55 Belmont Street, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1R1 (416) 964-9231 in remembrance of Jean THOMAS. Jean wanted no funeral, or mourners but suggested a 'picnic' with family and Friends. This event will be held in Belmont House Sunday, February 23, 2003, from 2-4 p.m. Special thanks goes to the staff and volunteers at Belmont House who made life there full of happiness and comfort.

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CORDES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-09-12 published
FREDEEN, Frederick John Hartley
Fredeen was born in Macrorie, Saskatchewan, on September 23, 1920, and died on September 10, 2003 in Saskatoon. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Stephens NEWSHAM and their six children: Shirley (Robin, Owain and Myfanwy) of Saskatoon; Edward (Judy) and their four children (Tristan, Keisha, Caitlin, and Garrett) of Medicine Hat, Alberta; Alan (Linda) and their three children (Cara, Jonathan, and Trevor) of Truro, Nova Scotia; Kenneth (Katherine LADLY) and their three children (Connor, Patrick, and Ana) of Oakville, Ontario; Arthur (Sabine CORDES) of Prince George, British Columbia and Toronto, Ontario; and Lawrence (Andrea PASTERSHANK) and their two children (Molly and Ethan) of Prince George, British Columbia. He is survived as well by his brother Howard (Joan) of Lacombe, Alberta, Muriel of Macrorie, Saskatchewan, and Phyllis (Charles HEDLIN) of Saskatoon, brothers- and sisters-in-law Lloyd NEWSHAM (Lois) of Victoria British Columbia, Kathleen SWALM (Reece) of Kindersley, Saskatchewan., Gwendolyn Stephens NEWSHAM of Montreal, Quebec, and Ivor NEWSHAM (June) of North Battleford, as well as by numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Alvin Hartley FREDEEN, his mother Olive Arasmith FREDEEN, and his sister Elizabeth FREDEEN- PALMER. Hartley was a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan (B.S.A. 1943, M.Sc. 1951). He recently attended the 60th reunion of his B.S.A. graduating class. After graduation, Hartley began his career as a research scientist in entomology for Canada Agriculture. His specialty was the study of black flies and of means of controlling them. He published numerous research papers and was seconded to work in Montreal for three years prior to, and during, Expo 67 and to west Africa with World Health Organization. Through his many interests and the causes he believed in and supported, he earned the respect of many. He was an active member of Grosvenor Park United Church, member of the choir, a long time cub and scout leader, charter member of the Saskatchewan. Insitiute of Agrologists, and a member of Agricultural Institute of Canada for over 60 years. He was a charter member and past chair of the Entomological Institute of Canada, a former member of the International water Apportionment Board, past chairman of the U of S Credit Union and founding member of the Steep Hill Co-op. He was Chairman of the Memorial Society of Saskatchewan from 1986 to 1997, a long time supporter of the Wheat Pool, the Saskatoon Co-op Association and was a life time member of the New Democratic Party of Saskatchewan. He was an active bird watcher and enjoyed his membership in the Golden Eagles and supported many other causes such as the Seniors for Peace and Habitat for Humanity. Hartley was a faithful husband and friend to Margaret for over fifty years. He shared his love for the outdoors with his children, grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Ten years ago he completed a stage in the Jasper to Banff running relay as part of the Fredeen Family team. Every day will present us with the opportunity to celebrate his life and, should we choose, to act upon those beliefs he so strongly held: social justice, equality, the environment and peace. We will miss him. There are few who are so committed and true to their principles.''The true test of nationhood is not the height of its skyscraper nor the amount of its gold reserves, but rather how it cares for the weak, the downtrodden and the underprivileged.'' T.C.Douglas. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 13 at 1 o'clock in Grosvenor Park United Church.

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CORDES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-09-15 published
FREDEEN, Frederick John Hartley
FREDEEN was born in Macrorie, Saskatchewan, on September 23, 1920, and died on September 10, 2003 in Saskatoon. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Stephens NEWSHAM and their six children: Shirley (Robin, Owain and Myfanwy) of Saskatoon; Edward (Judy) and their four children (Tristan, Keisha, Caitlin, and Garrett) of Medicine Hat, Alberta; Alan (Linda) and their three children (Cara, Jonathan, and Trevor) of Truro, Nova Scotia; Kenneth (Katherine LADLY) and their three children (Connor, Patrick, and Ana) of Oakville, Ontario; Arthur (Sabine CORDES) of Prince George, British Columbia and Toronto, Ontario; and Lawrence (Andrea PASTERSHANK) and their two children (Molly and Ethan) of Prince George, British Columbia. He is survived as well by his brother Howard (Joan) of Lacombe, Alberta, Muriel of Macrorie, Saskatchewan, and Phyllis (Charles HEDLIN) of Saskatoon, brothers- and sisters-in-law Lloyd NEWSHAM (Lois) of Victoria British Columbia, Kathleen SWALM (Reece) of Kindersley, Saskatchewan., Gwendolyn Stephens NEWSHAM of Montreal, Quebec, and Ivor NEWSHAM (June) of North Battleford, as well as by numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Alvin Hartley FREDEEN, his mother Olive Arasmith FREDEEN, and his sister Elizabeth FREDEEN- PALMER. Hartley was a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan (B.S.A. 1943, M.Sc. 1951). He recently attended the 60th reunion of his B.S.A. graduating class. After graduation, Hartley began his career as a research scientist in entomology for Canada Agriculture. His specialty was the study of black flies and of means of controlling them. He published numerous research papers and was seconded to work in Montreal for three years prior to, and during, Expo 67 and to west Africa with World Health Organization. Through his many interests and the causes he believed in and supported, he earned the respect of many. He was an active member of Grosvenor Park United Church, member of the choir, a long time cub and scout leader, charter member of the Saskatchewan. Insitiute of Agrologists, and a member of Agricultural Institute of Canada for over 60 years. He was a charter member and past chair of the Entomological Institute of Canada, a former member of the International water Apportionment Board, past chairman of the U of S Credit Union and founding member of the Steep Hill Co-op. He was Chairman of the Memorial Society of Saskatchewan from 1986 to 1997, a long time supporter of the Wheat Pool, the Saskatoon Co-op Association and was a life time member of the New Democratic Party of Saskatchewan. He was an active bird watcher and enjoyed his membership in the Golden Eagles and supported many other causes such as the Seniors for Peace and Habitat for Humanity. Hartley was a faithful husband and friend to Margaret for over fifty years. He shared his love for the outdoors with his children, grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Ten years ago he completed a stage in the Jasper to Banff running relay as part of the FREDEEN Family team. Every day will present us with the opportunity to celebrate his life and, should we choose, to act upon those beliefs he so strongly held: social justice, equality, the environment and peace. We will miss him. There are few who are so committed and true to their principles.''The true test of nationhood is not the height of its skyscraper nor the amount of its gold reserves, but rather how it cares for the weak, the downtrodden and the underprivileged.'' T.C.Douglas. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 13 at 1 o'clock in Grosvenor Park United Church.

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