JOHNS o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-04-30 published
William James " Alvin" GLASBY
In loving memory of William James "Alvin" GLASBY who passed away peacefully at Mindemoya Hospital on Friday, April 25, 2003 at the age of 86 years.
Predeceased by his beloved wife Elaine (née SLOAN.) Loved by his children Dorothy of Little Current, Edward and his wife Diane of Tehkummah, Lorraine and her husband Roger Pyette of Manitowaning and Janet (predeceased.) Dear grandfather of Tracy and Vickie PYETTE, Dianne and her husband Neil DEBASSIGE and Carolyn GLASBY. Fondly remembered by sisters and brothers Norma JOHNS (husband Harold predeceased) of Sault Ste. Marie, Marion ELLIOT/ELLIOTT (husband Howard predeceased) of Mindemoya, Lyle (wife Rosie predeceased) of Spring Bay, Eldin of Providence Bay, Harold and his wife Shirley of Sudbury. Will be missed by in-laws: Helen HANN of Mulberry, Indiana Echo and Ray McFAUL of Havelock, Phyllis and Jim MUNRO of Kagawong, Stan and Ada SLOAN of North Bay, John and Evelyn SLOAN of Kincardine, Murray and Sheila SLOAN of Rossland, BC and Jacinthe SLOAN of Montreal. Uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held at Mindemoya United Church from 7-9 pm on Sunday, April 27, 2003. Funeral Service was held on Monday, April 28, 2003 at Mindemoya United Church. Burial in Mindemoya Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home, Little Current.

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JOHNS o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-06-11 published
Norma V. JOHNS (née GLASBY)
In loving memory of Norma V. JOHNS (née GLASBY) who passed away peacefully at her home in Sault Ste. Marie on Saturday, May 31, 2003 at the age of 80 years.
Beloved wife of Harold JOHNS (predeceased,) mother of Dennis (predeceased) and his wife Aurora, Tom and his wife Linda, Larry and his wife Marlene, Mary Ellen and her husband David PARNIAK, and Roger and his wife Karen. Also survived by many grandchildren. Norma was born and raised in Mindemoya, the daughter of the late Fred and Nettie GLASBY. She will be fondly remembered by her sisters and brothers and their families: Alvin and his wife Elaine (both predeceased,) Marion ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and her husband Howard (predeceased,) Lyle and his wife Rose (predeceased), Eldin and Harold and his wife Shirley. Funeral service was held on Wednesday June 4 at the United Baptist Church in Sault Ste. Marie. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery in Sault Ste. Marie.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-03-12 published
Richard Nellis BOWERMAN
In loving memory of Richard Nellis BOWERMAN who passed away peacefully at Manitoulin Health Centre on Thursday, March 6, 2003 at the age of 86 years.
Predeceased by dear wife Ethel BOWERMAN (JOHNSON) (December 12, 1975). Predeceased by parents Herman and Bertha (SISSON) BOWERMAN. Loved brother of Susie (1989) and husband Harry LEESON, both predeceased. Stanley (predeceased in 1997,) Hazel (1984) and husband Norman BRANDOW, both predeceased. Harold (1984) and wife Beatrice MEAD, both predeceased. Lila (1988) and husband Thomas SIMPSON, both predeceased. Burton (predeceased in 1951.) Melvin and (wife Dorothy FRASER predeceased,) Clinton and wife Betty DOAN, Stella and husband Ron MacDOUGALL, Pearl and husband Jack ABRAHALL, and Evelyn (husband Ted WHALEN predeceased.)
Visitation was held on Friday, March 7, 2003. Funeral Service was held on Saturday, March 8, 2003 at Manitowaning United Church. Burial in Hilly Grove Cemetery in the spring.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-05-21 published
Irene {TAIT/TAITE/TATE} NOE
At Alezandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Monday, May 12, 2003, Irene (TAIT/TAITE/TATE) NOE, of Ingersoll. Wife of the late Earl NOE (1968.) Dear mother of Myra and her husband Larry SHIER of Ongersoll, Judy and her husband Bob JOHNSON of Woodstock, Paul NOE and his wife Connie of Vancouver BC, David NOE and his wife Lynda of Gore Bay, Deborah and her husband Dennis O'BRIEN of Red Deer, Alberta and Chris NOE and his wife Christina of Ingersoll. Also survived by 18 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Friends were received at the McBeth-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Saint S. Ingersoll on Wednesday, May 14. The Funeral service was held at Saint James Anglican Church, Ingersoll on Thursday, May 15 with Reverend Jim CARR officiating. Interment in Harris Street Cemetery. Memorial donations to Dr. Michael J. Strong A.L.S. Research or Saint James Anglican Church would be appreciated.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-01-10 published
Dorothy Juanita JOHNSON
By Ken JOHNSON Friday, January 10, 2003, Page A14
Wife, mother, scientist, independent woman. Born March 25, 1922, in Toronto. Died November 5, 2002, at home in Toronto of ovarian cancer, aged 80.
Dorrie (née McLEAN) JOHNSON was a truly independent woman. In an age that did not encourage higher education for women, she obtained a PhD in physiology at the University of Toronto in 1947, did post-doctoral work at Stanford and taught a year at Vassar in New York State. In 1949, Dorrie moved to Deep River, Ontario, where she met and married my physicist father, Art JOHNSON. In an age that also did not encourage natural childbirth, she had four births between 1953 and 1960, without the use of drugs or other interventions. And in an age that did encourage stay-at-home moms, my mother continued to do the work she loved, raising her family and teaching part-time in the biochemistry lab at the University of Toronto; later teaching world nutrition at York University and finally doing heart and stroke research at Hospital for Sick Children, well past retirement age.
She had a lifelong passion for nature, first-hand knowledge and simple living. As a kid, she longed for a pet snake, but reluctantly nixed the idea when her girlfriends objected. She loved being at the family farm near Orillia, Ontario, and could milk a cow and run a plow behind a patient horse.
In her 70s she was an Elderhostel regular, thrilled to slog (with a dozen others) along the coast of Scotland to study geology and ecology from a British professor. At 79, she went camping on Georgian Bay with her grandchildren. Dorrie had a love for paddling: at the age of 27, she bought her own 16-foot Peterborough cedar-strip; at age 80, this summer on Lake Joseph, she went for her last paddle.
My mother suffered her whole life from terminal modesty. Not until her death did I discover that her name appears in gold letters on the wall of Bishop Strachan School, in recognition of top marks in her senior high-school years. I also learned that she had been chosen to sail to England for the coronation of King George 6th in 1937, and that she had been the recipient of a Governor-General's medal.
Dorrie was practical and straightforward to a fault. When I arrived one day with a beard, she immediately stated: "Ken, you have a beard. I don't like it." As the cancer was overtaking her body, I commented that she seemed to be dealing with her illness and imminent death better than the rest of us. In a completely matter-of-fact way she simply replied that she had had more time to think about it than the rest of us.
Dorrie had a fine intellect and a forthright attitude to real-life problems. She perceived her life as 80 good years and one bad season. She did not want to suffer through a long demise -- she insisted on no heroics to prolong her life. She had explored euthanasia in the Netherlands but was disappointed to discover one had to be Dutch to qualify. We had the honour of caring for her at home and being there when she died, at home.
Garrison KEILLOR once said "They say such wonderful things at funerals, it makes me sad to think I'm going to miss my own by just a few days." I decided to tell mother what I was planning to say at her memorial. She was still conscious but too tired to respond, and it felt like she might only have a day or two left. At 2 a.m., with two of my sisters by her bed, I began to speak. I was two lines from finishing the final quotation, from Stephen LEVINE's book Who Dies,? when my mother took her last breath: "There seems to be much less suffering for those who live life in the wholeness that includes death. . . . I see few whose participation in life has prepared them for death."
I think my mother lived that life and found her peace.
Ken JOHNSON is Dorothy's son.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-01-16 published
Bluesman made his mark
Canadian harpist's brush with greatness was frustrated by his battle with the bottle
By Bruce Farley MOWAT Special to The Globe and Mail Thursday, January 16, 2003, Page R9
He will be remembered for creating some of the high water marks in the history of popular music in Canada. Blues harpist Richard NEWELL, also known as King Biscuit Boy, has died. He was found dead at his house in Hamilton on January 5.
Richard NEWELL's story is the stuff of legend, but not legendary. The Oxford Canadian Dictionary defines legend as "a traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical, but unauthenticated."
Nearly all the career anecdotes surrounding King Biscuit Boy have been verified. Yes, he really was recruited for the Allman Brothers in 1969, for Janis JOPLIN's Full Tilt Boogie Band in 1970 and for a mid-seventies session with Aretha FRANKLIN. The stellar Houston blues guitarist, Albert COLLINS was recording a version of Mr. NEWELL's Mean Old Lady, before he died in 1994.
Mr. NEWELL, though, would rarely volunteer to offer up such information, unless you prodded him for it. He didn't think it was important.
He was born the son of Lily and Walter (Dick) NEWELL, an Royal Air Force airman stationed in Canada during the Second World War. Richard NEWELL developed an early interest in music, from the country of Hank WILLIAMS Sr. to the jump blues of Louis JORDAN, to the frenetic sounds of such original rock 'n' rollers as Little Richard. At age 12, he purchased his first harmonica after discovering the blues via late-night AM radio.
Mr. NEWELL spent seven years rehearsing his ever-expanding collection of blues 45s, which he purchased on regular hitchhiking forays to Buffalo. Few of his Friends at the time were even aware that he played harmonica and guitar.
In 1963, Ronnie COPPLE's sock-hop rock 'n' roll group, the Barons, recruited Mr. NEWELL as its lead singer. Mr. NEWELL had heard a recording of their instrumental original, Bottleneck, and came by with an record by the prototypical American electric blues slide guitarist, Elmore JAMES.
Within weeks of his joining, the group was transfigured into the flat-out, deep blues band, The Chessmen Featuring son Richard. The sound was guitar driven and harmonica-heavy, certainly not the type of thing you'd find at the average mid-sixties Southern Ontario teen dance. The band made it to Europe the following summer, playing successful shows at U.S. Army bases to predominantly black audiences.
Back in Canada, Mr. NEWELL would go on to become the lead singer of Richie Knight and The Mid Knights in 1966. He also made his debut professional recording at this time, as a session harmonica player on a recording by country singer, Dallas HARMS, best known for writing such hits as Paper Rosie for American country singer Gene WATSON.
When ex-Mid Knight and future Full Tilt Boogie band member Rick BELL was recruited for the Ronnie HAWKINS band in 1968, Mr. NEWELL's name came up. After one audition, he was hired on the spot and rechristened with the royal King Biscuit Boy moniker, a title he was never totally comfortable with.
Back in his native Arkansas, HAWKINS had rehearsed in the basement of the old KFFA radio station where blues harpist, Sonny Boy Williamson 2nd (Rice MILLER,) did his King Biscuit Flour Hour broadcasts. To HAWKINS, Mr. NEWELL must have sounded like a letter from home.
When JOPLIN scooped BELL and guitarist John TILL from HAWKINS's band early in 1970, Mr. NEWELL and drummer Larry ATAMANUIK were left with the task of re-assembling the band. That group would become the first King Biscuit Boy-led outfit, Crowbar. In a fit of pique, HAWKINS had inadvertently given the band its name in an exchange of parting shots at the Grange Tavern in Hamilton. "You guys are so dumb," he yelled, "you could fuck up the moving parts of a crowbar."
As the bandleader, singer, harmonica player and guitarist on Official Music, Mr. NEWELL was responsible for building a razor-sharp and singularly intense sound. The rehearsals for these sessions were apparently tension-laden affairs, but the payoff came when the album muscled its way on to the Canadian charts, (without the benefit of Canadian-content regulations), the fastest-selling domestic release to date.
Mr. NEWELL and the band would part ways after King Biscuit Boy and Crowbar had scored on the singles chart with the traditional piece, Corrina, Corrina. In 1971, Crowbar (without King Biscuit Boy) earned a place on the bestseller charts with a song that was to become a perennial Canuck rock anthem. Oh, What a Feeling was the first domestic single to take advantage of the newly legislated Canadian-content rules for broadcasting.
Fate intervened throughout the following years to rob Mr. NEWELL of his career momentum. The backing band he assembled to promote Good 'Uns, the 1971 followup to Official Music, was beginning to work on a third album, when the funding for it ran out.
With the momentum lost, that unit disintegrated, with guitarist Earl JOHNSON leaving to form the hard-rock outfit, Moxy.
In 1974, sessions produced by Allen TOUSSAINT, the architect of many a New Orleans Rhythm and Blues classic, would culminate in the Epic label release of a self-titled recording. Mr. NEWELL would tour the United States the following year with The Meters (featuring future members of the Neville Brothers) as his backup band. When the Epic label cleaned house later that year, though, he was one of the acts dropped.
In 1972, Mr. NEWELL wed Jacqueline WILLETTS but found that married life did not curb his increasingly frequent drinking binges. The couple divorced in 1979. Alcoholism was also the source of most of his professional woes for the better part of his life, as key shows were either cancelled, or worse, rendered into shambles. Musicians who worked with him tended to admire him, but found it incredibly frustrating that such an enormous talent was being squandered.
At several junctures in his career, Mr. NEWELL managed to quit drinking. Of the three albums he recorded and released in the eighties and nineties, two were the direct dividends of his abstinence. Those recordings earned him Juno nominations, in 1988 for Richard NEWELL aka King Biscuit Boy,and in 1996 for Urban Blues Re: NEWELL. The latter is still in print on Holger Peterson's Stony Plain label. Official Music, along with Good'Uns and Badly Bent, a best-of compilation, are available on the Unidisc label (http://www.unidisc.com). The rest of the King Biscuit Boy catalogue, including the 1980 Mouth of Steel album, is out of print.
In 2000, Mr. NEWELL's mother died and he left regular stage work, preferring the seclusion of his home in the central Mountain neighbourhood of Hamilton. His last recordings include a version of Blue Christmas, available on the Hamilton Hometown Christmas Compact Disk compilation assembled by saxophonist and long-time friend, Sonny DEL RIO. An original composition, Two Hound Blues, along with material recorded by DEL RIO and Mr. NEWELL in the late seventies (the Biscuit With Gravy sessions) is planned for release this year.
Mr. NEWELL, who leaves his father Dick, brother Walter (Randy,) and son Richard James Oddie, made his last public performance in a cameo appearance with The Little Red Blues Gang on September 12, 2002, at Mermaids Lounge in Hamilton. The 60 or so audience members present were treated to a version of his hit, Corrina, Corrina, which is strange, because he never particularly cared for that song.
Richard Alfred NEWELL, musician; born March 9, 1944, in Hamilton died in Hamilton, January 5, 2003.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-08 published
JOHNSON, Marion Sellers
Passed away peacefully on March 5, 2003 in Toronto at the age of 96. Beloved wife of J. Ragnar JOHNSON, Q.C. (deceased October 15, 1985,) dear mother of Jon R. JOHNSON and dear mother-in-law of Patricia C. JOHNSON, lovingly remembered by grand_sons, Jon (Karen) and Patrick (Julie) JOHNSON and dear great-grandmother of Jon and Lilja JOHNSON. Dear aunt of Louise Delaware KRIEGER, James WALKER, Douglas WALKER, Edward STOCKELBACH and Herbert SOLEM. Predeceased by her sisters, Flora, Lois, Alice and Mary. Gold medalist in Political Science at the University of Manitoba and member of the Pi Phi Sorority. Graduated in nursing from Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and practised paediatrics at Winnipeg General Hospital. Active member of Calvin Presbyterian Church in Toronto and the University Women's Club in Toronto. She dedicated many years as a volunteer at the Toronto General Hospital, the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Opera Company. Marion had a long and productive life and will be missed by all who knew her. Visitation will take place at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W., on Monday, March 10, 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.. Private Service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of your choice.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-08 published
JOHNSON, Frances Joan
Joan JOHNSON (née WATTS,) whose gentle spirit moved all who knew her, passed away peacefully at the Northumberland Health Care Centre in Cobourg, Ontario on Thursday, March 6, 2003. She was 77 years of age. Joan was the cherished wife of the late Dr. Robert (Bob) Herbert JOHNSON; loving mother of Susan, Wendy, Gordon, and Douglas; dear sister of Audrey DALGLISH and the late Barbara PERRY; and beloved aunt of her nieces and nephews. Joan will be sadly missed and her memory will be honoured by her sons-in-law Larry and David and by her daughters-in-law Wendy and Melyssa. Her grandchildren, Katie, Andrew, and Molly, will hold memories of their 'Noanie' close to their hearts. Joan lived her life with unfailing strength and dignity and with quiet good humour. She served her country in the Canadian Navy during World War 2, achieving the rank of Sub Lieutenant. After she left the Navy, she studied nursing at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children School for Nurses, graduating in 1950. It was at the School for Nurses that she met her future husband, Bob, a pediatrician at the Hospital for Sick Children. Bob and Joan were married in 1953. Following a year in Boston furthering their respective careers in medicine, they moved back to Canada, settling in Mississauga. Bob and Joan lived there for 25 years, raising their children Sue, Wendy, Gord and Doug. Joan was truly a Canadian pioneer. She achieved her private pilot's license in her 40s and was an expert canoeist, which was evident to anyone who visited her and Bob at their treasured cottage in Georgian Bay. She often carved paddles for herself and for members of her family and in her 70s, built a cedar strip canoe which she paddled in and around the waters of the Bayfield-Nares Inlet. Joan was also creative and talented, producing whimsical stuffed animals for her children and grandchildren and entertaining family and Friends with her all-too-infrequent performances on the piano. During her last few years, Joan was cared for by her daughter Wendy. Wendy's selfless compassion was deeply appreciated by Joan and her family. A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity United Church (Corner of Chapel Street and Division Street in Cobourg), on Saturday, March 15th at 11 a.m. Those wishing may make a memorial contribution by cheque to the Northumberland Health Care Foundation. Arrangements by MacCoubrey Funeral Home  Cobourg (905) 372-5132 Condolences received at maccoubrey@sympatico.ca.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-12 published
MILLS, N. Elspeth
Died in Ottawa after a long bout with cancer, on Saturday, March 8, 2003, age 83 years. Dearly loved wife for 60 years of Lennox MILLS. Sadly missed by sons Victor and David, daughter Katharine, brother Ian MacLEAN, and grand_sons Tim and Duncan JOHNSON and Blair and Brian MILLS. A private service was held following cremation. Interment Metis Beach, Quebec.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-12 published
JOHNSON, Eleanor Jean, née CAMPBELL (October 17, 1915 - May 9, died peacefully after 3 weeks of acute illness. She grew up in Ottawa, travelled and worked in Canada and then in Washington as part of the war effort. Inspired by the work of the Saint John Ambulance, she joined as a volunteer and went to England in 1945 where she met her beloved Arthur Norman JOHNSON, her lifetime partner, whom she married in 1946. She was a community volunteer her whole life. For 35 years she worked with High Horizons, an organization she credits with her continued good health through years of battling a variety of conditions. She was a bird watcher, cottage lover, trusted friend to many people and an adored wife, mother, grandmother and great-grand-mother. The daughter of the late Ida M. CAMPBELL and Donald L. CAMPBELL, she is survived by 'Johnny' JOHNSON, her husband, her 2 daughters Jennifer BROOKS and Barbara THOMAS, her sons-in-law Bruce BROOKS and D'Arcy MARTIN, her grandchildren Karen ELLIS, Debbie FAULDS, Janette THOMAS and Geoff BROOKS, and their partners Shawn ELLIS, Sean FAULDS, Sean KONDRA and Thach-Thao PHAN. Her great grandchildren are Devon and Shanice ELLIS. Friends are invited to meet the family at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road on Tuesday May 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. and to celebrate her life at a Memorial Service to be held in the Chapel on Wednesday May 14 at 2 p.m. The Chapel is wheelchair accessible. In lieu of flowers donations in her name would be welcomed at High Horizons, c/o Mackay United Church, 39 Dufferin Avenue, Ottawa, K1M 2H3.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-31 published
Henry Roger JOWETT
Born Melbourne, Australia, on July 2, 1926. Died 10: 15 a.m., May 25, 2003. It is with great sadness that his family announces his passing. Educated at Shaftesbury Grammar School in London, England, Roger served as an officer with the British Army from 1945 to 1947, until being transferred to British Intelligence. After living in Egypt, Sweden, Hong Kong and Singapore, he moved to Canada and joined the Canadian Army where he was stationed at Camp Borden from 1954 to 1957, and was promoted Captain Staff Quarter Master. In 1969, Roger became a professor of Photography and later the Chair of Visual Arts at Sheridan College, Oakville, until retiring in 1991. A proud and devoted father, brilliant photographer, and wonderfully eccentric man. Roger was an avid sailor and sportsman who was still winning on the tennis court at the age of 73. He will be missed by many of his close Friends and colleagues, and forever by his beloved children Nicola, Alexander and Andrew and his sisters Diana and Cynthia. Roger was predeceased by his brother Anthony. With the help of family and Friends he was able to spend his last days at home in comfort. Nicola, Alexander and Andrew would like to express sincere thanks to Dr. Karen PAPE, Brian MAGEE Sr., Steve JOHNSON, Bill COSTIGANE, Sandy and John DUNN, Dr. Matthew DISTEFANO, Gillian, Sylvie and Kate HAND and to his caregiver Eric NOFTLE. In keeping with Roger's spirit a 'Pimm's Party' will be held to celebrate his life at The Oakville Club, 56 Water Street, on July 2nd from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to a memorial charitable trust established in his memory to assist palliative care patients in their wishes to die at home in dignity. Donations can be sent to 'The Roger Jowett Charitable Trust', 45-1534 Lancaster Drive, Oakville, On L6H 2Z3. The trust is currently applying for registered status with the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-06-13 published
JOHNSON, Gordon C.
Died peacefully, at home in Toronto, on the morning of Thursday, June 12, 2003, after a lengthy illness. Gordon had a long and distinguished career at Earl Haig Collegiate as head of English. He is survived by his brother Lloyd, his nephews Cameron, Mark and Duncan, and good friend Budd SUGARMAN. Our thanks to the many Friends and caregivers who helped during the past year. The family will receive Friends one hour prior to the funeral service which will be held at Saint Mary Magdalene Church, 477 Manning Avenue, on Monday at 2 o'clock. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite 101, Toronto M4S 3B1.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-08-04 published
Walter SCEVIOUR
By Linda Sceviour BINNS Monday, August 4, 2003 - Page A14
True Newfoundlander, seaman, crossing guard, professional Santa, father. Born February 14, 1926, in Petley, Newfoundland. Died February 24 in Toronto, of Alzheimer's disease, aged 77.
"In the cold Canadian waters, north from the coast of Maine, there's an island called Newfoundland, swept by snow, wind and rain. I wish I had the power to change the course of time, to live again in Newfoundland, the home of childhood time."
The lyrics of this song I know by heart, as they were taught to me by Walter SCEVIOUR. Walter had the softest heart, the bluest eyes, a strong wiry grip, and a quick step. It's appropriate that he was born on Valentine's Day; this was a man who deeply loved people and life.
Forever proud to be a Newfoundlander, Walter had a tough start. His mother died when he was a baby. The youngest of four children, he was sent to live with an aunt in British Harbour, once a thriving fishing island. He never had any formal education and started working at age 13 when his aunt died. He talked very little of those early years, but always wistfully of The Island.
The photo on his Canadian Seaman's card made Walter look like Stanley Kowalski of A Streetcar Named Desire. He rode a motorcycle, smoked Player's Plain, wore Old Spice cologne and drank Red Cap ale. He had a tattoo on his right forearm that said "Death before Dishonour".
His Newfie buddies called him Thumb Tack because he was a rabble-rouser, a practical joker with blazing Paul Newman eyes. Walter worked at the Gander airport, servicing planes until he came to Toronto in 1949 where he met Phyllis JOHNSON at a Newfoundland square dance. Walter and Phyllis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in December.
Walter was a hard worker. He worked as a pressman until he began his second and happiest career as a school crossing guard for 12 years. The children called him "Wally" and their pictures, thank-you cards, and Valentines tell of how he had brightened their day. He played Santa Claus at the local mall and helped at church. The Red Cross recognized him as a loyal blood donor.
He had a great singing voice. The Green, Green Grass Of Home was his favourite song. And no one could do the Newfie jig to Muscles in the Corner better than Walter. He taught me to sing, dance, enjoy western movies, and play cards. "That's the baby," he'd say when he won (which was often) -- gleefully placing the winning card on the table. Walter was also a practical joker. On Halloween, his neighbours got use to seeing a trick-or-treater taller than the rest.
A true hockey fan with seasons' tickets for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Walter escorted many family and Friends to hockey games. He could get players' autographs like no one else. My autograph book proves it.
Generous and kind-hearted to a fault, he sent an entire cooked roast beef dinner to his daughter's house by cab when she came home with his first grandchild. Walter was a real softie for sure; a man who ended each phone call with two kisses and "I love you." He'd always tell us how proud he was of us. What this humble man likely never realized was how proud we were of him.
Walter is survived by his wife, Phyllis, their two daughters, Linda and Brenda, and grandchildren Danielle, Kyle, Remy, Amy, Haley and Kelly.
At his funeral service, the lyrics of Walter's favourite song were played for him: "Yes, they'll all come to see me in the shade of that old oak tree/ As they lay me 'neath the green, green grass of home."
Linda Sceviour BINNS is Walter's daughter.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-08-08 published
Dr. Fred JOHNSON. Born January 23, 1910 Died July 15, 2003
Dr. Fred JOHNSON had a long and distinguished career as an obstetrician and gynecologist. He was a fine clinician, a leader of local and national stature, a shaper of careers, an inspiring teacher and most of all a role model for all who knew him. He was raised in a loving family on a farm near Hamilton. He joked that he went into medicine to avoid farm chores. Graduating from the University of Toronto in 1936, he interned at the Hamilton General Hospital and went on to Western Reserve University in Cleveland completing his training obstetrics and gynecology in 1941. He joined the staff at Hamilton General Hospital in 1942 and with Dr R.T. WEAVER made Hamilton renowned for skills in vaginal surgery. In 1958, he became Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hamilton Civic Hospitals and served in that position until 1972, 14 years. During his tenure a new medical school was developed at McMaster University. In 1966 he became one of its first Professors and in 1968 became the founding Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He built a new academic department based on strong clinical departments at the Henderson and St Joseph's Hospitals. He recruited and helped train many residents and many faculty who have gone on to practice in Hamilton, in other communities in Canada and in the U.S. Many of his graduates and his faculty have gone on to become national and international leaders in Obstetrics and Gynecology. All have their own personal stories to tell about how Fred stimulated, supported and shaped them. He provided critical support and guidance to those in his department who were developing what at that time were sometimes controversial new sub-specialty programs, particularly in gynecological oncology and maternal-fetal medicine. Fred was a wonderful educator. In the 1970's, Dr Bill WALSH, then Associate Dean at McMaster wrote of him as 'a senior physician who provides a role model as mature, wise, humane and expert -­ all at the same time.' Dr JOHNSON also helped guide and plan the building of McMaster University Medical Centre and was its first President as well as it's Clinical Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 1971-1975. Hamilton was not alone in recognizing his abilities and accomplishments. He became an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1964. He was invited to be a Visiting Professor at Ohio State University in 1968. In 1969, he was appointed President of the Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the national society representing all obstetricians and gynecologists in Canada. In 1972, he was appointed as a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in England. Up to that time, only six other Canadians had been so honored. Upon his retirement, he was appointed as a Professor Emeritus at McMaster. In his honour, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster created the F.L. Johnson Trust Fund. That fund has grown to provide critical support for research in the Department. Dr JOHNSON's family have requested that any donations in his memory be directed to that fund. It is hoped that the Fund will grow to a size able to support a McMaster University Chair in Women's Reproductive Health. In 1985 Dr Fred JOHNSON was awarded honorary Doctor of Laws by McMaster University in recognition of his many contributions and achievements. President of McMaster University Alvin LEE, in addition to identifying his clinical and academic contributions and identifying him as 'a medical statesman in Obstetrics and Gynecology' indicated that 'he has been a unique interpreter of both Hamilton and McMaster through his sense of excellence, his unfailing decency and his legendary humour and equanimity'. His wonderful family, many Friends and patients will always remember his kind gentle personality and his delightful dry sense if humour. Dr JOHNSON was a unique human being and leader who made critical contributions to the building of clinical and academic strengths of the clinical department at the Hamilton Civics, the creation of a new medical school and a new medical centre, development of a new academic department at McMaster, leadership of his discipline at a national level and, at a personal level, support and development of strengths and abilities in his students and his professional colleagues. We celebrate his impact and his legacy.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-08-15 published
TISDALL, G. Bruce
Died unexpectedly at home on August 10, 2003 in Victoria, British Columbia at age 59. Bruce was born in Toronto on September 12, 1943 to parents Verna (deceased) and Gerry TISDALL. Brother Paul TISDALL and family live in Barrie, Ontario. Bruce is much loved by his surviving family, his wife, Connie of almost 30 years children, Kirsten JOHNSON, M.D. (Alex) of Montreal, Geoff and Sean of Victoria; in-laws, Toni and Harry HEPBURN of Toronto, and Jesse James the family's German Shepherd. Bruce had a passion for hockey, which he played throughout senior secondary school and college at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, where he received a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1965. Bruce went on to receive an M.B.A. from Western University in London, Ontario in 1967. Bruce's devotion to his family was boundless. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to laugh. His appreciation of food and wine led to a great love of trips to France and these, in addition to James Barber, encouraged him to develop fantastic culinary (read barbeque) skills. Bruce adored traveling and was a voracious reader. Bruce and Connie secured the first Sylvan Learning Center franchise on the west coast and have enjoyed being involved in a business that contributes to the well being of families and the positive development of children. Bruce is very well respected and highly regarded by all of his staff as well as his colleagues and Friends. We are all very saddened by the sudden loss of the solid support he provided to us, however, we are assured that a victory in Christ has been won for him. He is free and at peace at last. There will be a service in Victoria, British Columbia, at Arbutus Cove (at the end of Arbutus Cove Road) on Monday, August 18, 2003 at 3: 30 p.m. In the event of rain, the service will be held at the University of Victoria's chapel at 3: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, we invite you to send a donation to The Kidney Foundation of Canada, British Columbia Branch, 320-1600 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1R3, 1-800-667-8871. Haywards, Thomson and Irving of Victoria (250) 386-3505

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-08-20 published
MacDONALD, Catherine Mildred (née JOHNSON)
Died peacefully at home, on August 19, 2003, in her 87th year, surrounded by those she loved. Daughter of the late Michael and Catherine JOHNSON. Cherished wife and constant companion of Martin for over 61 years. Devoted mother of Stephen, David and Jody, Bob and Moira, Tom and Lise Anne, Andrew and Ellen, and Paul. Loving grandma of Kaeli, Liane, Michael, Mark, Colin, Kristen, Brendan, Katie, Andrew, Joana and Matthew. Much loved sister of Geraldine, Sister Gertrude, Congregation of Notre Dame, Father Joseph, S.J., and Theresa, the late Ellen, Bernard, George, Gerald, John and Howard. Special sister-in-law of Margaret KINNA. Family and Friends may call on Thursday, August 21, 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 22, 2003 at St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church, 650 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill. Special thanks to Dr. Anne PYPER, Virginia CLARK- WEIR, R.N., and friend Andrea WARNICK, R.N., for their extraordinary care and kindness. In lieu of flowers, donations to North York General Hospital Foundation, Attn. Freeman Centre for Palliative Care (4001 Leslie Street, Toronto, Ontario M2K 1E1) would be most appreciated. Millie/mom/ grandma was an extraordinary woman who touched all who knew her. She will be deeply missed.
''Deo gratis''

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-08-26 published
WALKER, Barbara Catherine (née HARVEY)
Died peacefully in Toronto on Sunday, August 24, 2003 in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her husband Martin M. WALKER. Dear sister of James M. HARVEY (Dona.) Predeceased by sister Jessie SMYLIE and brothers Gordon HARVEY and Walter HARVEY. Loved aunt of Brenda ENGEL, Linda STEINER, Douglas HARVEY, James E. HARVEY, Peter HARVEY, Barbara DOLAN, Patti JOHNSON, Jane PALMER and Walter E. HARVEY. At Barbara's request there will be no visitation or service. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2 or The Arthritis Society, 1700-393 University Ave., Toronto, Ontario M4A 2E7. Scarborough Funeral Centre 416-289-2558

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-10-23 published
COLLINS, Joyce Amanda (formerly WHITING, née JOHNSON)
Died October 21, 2003 at St. Joseph's Villa, Dundas in her 83rd year. She was born on February 1, 1921 in Maidstone, Saskatchewan to Frank and Amanda JOHNSON, the youngest of 6 children. She is predeceased by her brothers Fred and Enos, sisters Ruth, Elma and Hilda. Joyce is also predeceased by her first husband Frank WHITING. Survived by her husband William and her sons Robert WHITING (Lan Wei), Kenneth WHITING (Jane), Douglas WHITING (Darlene) and daughters Margaret (Fraser FLETCHER,) Susan WHITING (Alan DESCHNER) and step-daughter Patti (Randy SKINNER.) Also survived by 11 grandchildren and a great-grand_son. Special thanks to Bonnie Bon for her special care and love during the past few years. Joyce was a graduate from the College of Household Sciences (1941), University of Saskatchewan and practiced as a hospital dietitian in Ottawa and Fredericton. Cremation. A Celebration of Joyce's Life will be held on Saturday, October 25 at Binkley United Church, 1570 Main Street West, Hamilton at 2 o'clock. Private inurnment White Chapel Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Joyce Collins Bursary c/o University of Saskatchewan, Sasktoon S7N 5C9.
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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-11-19 published
JOHNSON, E.D. Julianna "Julie" (née TOOLE) (March 27, 1912 - November 13, 2003)
Julianna (TOOLE) JOHNSON died comfortably and peacefully at Lake of the Woods District Hospital on November 13th, 2003, age 91½, having lived a full and happy life.
Born March 27, 1912 to George and Eleanor TOOLE, she was a lifetime citizen of Kenora except for her upper schooling years in Toronto (Havergal College graduate with the Herbert Mason Gold Medal for high character, 1931; University of Toronto B.A. 1934) and Vancouver (Vancouver General Hospital, R.N. 1938). She married Larry P. JOHNSON (Johnson's Pharmacy 2nd Street,) on June 28th, 1939. They produced 8 children and had a busy, happy 58 years together.
Julianna was predeceased by her parents, her husband L.P. JOHNSON, brother Laurence (Donalda) TOOLE, brother Michael TOOLE, sons Paul JOHNSON in 1952 and Terry JOHNSON in 1996, great-grand_son John WAGENAAR in 2001. She is lovingly remembered and survived by son Larry (Lyn) JOHNSON, Calgary, daughter-in- law Sue JOHNSON, Kenora, daughter Eleanor (Bill) KYLE, Kenora, daughter Mary Pat (Rob) DICKSON/DIXON, Winnipeg, son Bill (Janet) JOHNSON, Winnipeg, daughter Elizabeth/Honey (Tony) JONES, Mississauga, son Kevin (Deborah) JOHNSON, Calgary; grandchildren from Australia to England to the U.S. and all across Canada -- Peter, Tim, Paul and Stephana, Joe and Jaye, Beth, Mark Johnson, Nancy and Kevin WAGENAAR, Rob and Melissa JOHNSON, Larry and Susan KYLE, Shannon and Phil EDGELL, Dave and Dominique, Brad KYLE, Chris, Susie and Billy DICKSON/DIXON, Diane and Eric JOHNSON, Trevor and Evan JONES, Charlie, George, Andy and Julie JOHNSON; great-granddaughters Hailey JOHNSON, Beth WAGENAAR, Ericka EDGELL, Olivia JOHNSON; brother Ned (Anne) TOOLE, Edmonton; sisters-in-law Evelyn INGO and Marjorie Merceline PIGOTT, Vancouver; many kissing cousins, nieces, nephews and Friends.
Julianna's main focus in life was her large family to whom she devoted vast amounts of time and energy. She was a patient, wonderful, caring mother and grandmother, a whiz at accomplishing many tasks in a calm and unflappable manner, an excellent cookie and pie maker, and a gracious hostess. Over the years her fingers were rarely idle as she created items for the Hospital Gift Shop or knitted goods, especially sweaters, for her own family. She was active in the community being a lifetime member of St. Alban's Cathedral and St. Alban's Altar Guild. Of her many volunteer activities she really enjoyed helping children from Kin Valley School at their swimming classes in the (now) Lakeside Inn and delivering Meals on Wheels with daughter Eleanor. She was a member of the Ladies Hospital Auxiliary for many years taking a turn as President. She enjoyed Friendships with many people including her square dancing group and her afternoon Bridge Club with whom she played bridge until she was 89. Truly her favourite time of year was summertime when she loved sharing the family island on Lake of the Woods with her ever growing and changing family. She took great pleasure her whole life long in boat rides, picnics and sunsets on beautiful Lake of the Woods. Julianna will long be remembered as a kind, considerate and dear person.
Immediate cremation has taken place. A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held at St. Alban's Cathedral, 312 Main Street South, Kenora, on Saturday, November 22nd, 2003 at 1: 30 p.m. A reception downstairs in the church hall will follow immediately afterwards.
As an expression of sympathy, those who wish may make a donation in Julianna's memory to the Lake of the Woods C.T. Scanner Fund, 21 Sylvan Street West, Kenora, Ontario P9N 3W7 or to St. Alban's Cathedral, 312 Main Street South, Kenora, Ontario P9N 1T2, or to a charity of one's choice.

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JOHNSTON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-09-03 published
JOHNSTON
-In loving memory of a dear mother, Christena, who passed away September 2, 2001.
Your presence we miss,
Your memory we treasure,
Loving you always,
Forgetting you never.
-Sadly missed by Vernon and Pauline JOHNSTON.

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JOHNSTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-02-22 published
LAMONT, Katharine Johnston,
M.A. (Oxon.)
On Wednesday, February 19, 2003, in her 98th year. Beloved daughter of the Honorable John Henderson LAMONT, Supreme Court of Canada, and Margaret Murray JOHNSTON; predeceased by her brother Duncan Cameron. Miss LAMONT was head of the History Department at The Bishop Strachan School in Toronto (1930-1952), and Principal of The Study in Montreal (1952-1970). She will be remembered with pride, affection, respect and gratitude, by hundreds of former students, and by her surviving cousins, Jane MONTGOMERY of St. Catharines, Katherine STAPLES of Napanee, Elizabeth McLEOD of Toronto, and their families. Memorial donations may be made to Save the Children, Canada, 4141 Yonge Street, Toronto M2P 2A6, or the Katharine Lamont Bursary, The Bishop Strachan School, 298 Lonsdale Road, Toronto M4V 1X2. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, on March 3, at 1: 30 p.m.

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JOHNSTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-05 published
BOWER, John Stuart
Past President and Chairman of the Board of the W.C. Edwards Company Ltd., Past President and Director of the Canadian Lumbermen's Association
Passed away peacefully, at Carleton Lodge, Ottawa, on Sunday, March 2nd, 2003.
son of the late Dr. Ira BOWER and the late Eleanor JOHNSTON. Beloved husband of Claudette (Ranger). Devoted father to Sara (Greg McDONALD) and Bob (Anne.) Predeceased by son John (Joanna,) brother William and sister Mary STOATE.
Survived by grandchildren Ken, Heather, Andrew, Shawn, Adam and Alexander, and three great-grandchildren, Jaimee, Sydney and MacKenzie.
Stu was well known throughout the lumber industry. He served as Chairman of the Canadian Lumbermen's Association Wholesale and Export Bureau, and on the Association's Executive Committee and its Board of Directors. He was a member of the Royal Ottawa Golf Club for over 40 years.
Friends may visit at Tubman Funeral Homes, 1610 Roger Stevens Drive, Kars (east of Hwy. 416), on Thursday, March 6th between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Manotick United Church, Main Street, Manotick at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 7th.
Our deep appreciation to the staff of Carleton Lodge, especially the staff of Nepean Village, for their wonderful care. Their compassion and their love have helped us all through a difficult journey.
In lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations to Carleton Lodge, or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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JOHNSTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-07 published
JONES, Hazel Ethyl
85, of Brooklyn, Hants Co., Nova Scotia, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at Queen Elizabeth 2nd Health Sciences Centre, Infirmary Site, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Born in Elora, Ontario, she was a daughter of the late Gilbert and Daisy WHEELER. Hazel is survived by her husband, Harrison 'Gray' JONES, Brooklyn daughters Judith 'Judy' (Gerry) JOHNSTON, Rawdon, and Wendy JONES, Brooklyn; granddaughter, Jenni JOHNSTON; great-granddaughter, Moira JOHNSTON; a sister, Helen WILSON, Peterborough, Ontario Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Blake. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held Sunday, March 9, 2003 at 3: 00 p.m. in Windsor United Church, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Reverend Bill GIBSON officiating. Private interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Lohnes-Beazley Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert Street, Windsor, Nova Scotia Messages of condolence may also be made on-line at www.familycare.ca

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JOHNSTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-08 published
JOHNSTON, Thirza Elaine B.Sc. (Hons.,) B.Ed., M.Ed. (Teacher with the Toronto District School Board, Scarborough)
Unexpectedly, Thirza (née TOTTEN) passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2003. Predeceased by her husband, Bruce, she is lovingly remembered by her children, Robert, Anne and her husband Greig BLACK, Mary and her husband Neil ABBOTT, and Julie and her husband Michael BERNIER. Thirza cherished her role as grandmother. A private family service was held. If desired, donations may be made in Thirza's memory to The Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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JOHNSTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-15 published
SIRMAN, Catherine Jean (née MacARTHUR)
Born January 23, 1911 in Orillia, Ontario, Jean died peacefully on March 13, 2003 at the Bennett Care Health Centre, Georgetown. A retired teacher of the Toronto Board of Education she was a proud member of Glenview Presbyterian Church for over half a century. Jean was the beloved wife of the late W. Farrell SIRMAN, loving mother of Bill (Carol) Napanee, Eleanor (Dr. Les JOHNSTON) Limehouse and John (Clare) Mississauga. Dear grandmother of Lindsay, Graham (Allison) and Hilary SIRMAN, Ian (Lara) and Kirsten JOHNSTON and Matthew and Michael SIRMAN, and great-grandmother of Will SIRMAN and Catie JOHNSTON. Predeceased by sisters Eileen BLACKBURN and Edythe JERMEY and brothers Gord, Bill, Grant and Archie MacARTHUR. Visitation Sunday, March 16 2-4 and 7-9 at Trull 'North Toronto' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence). Funeral Service will be held at Glenview Presbyterian Church (Glenview Avenue at Yonge Street, 3 blocks south of Lawrence), on Monday March 17 at 2 o'clock. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Following Interment a reception will be held at the Church. In lieu of flowers, a donation, by those who so wish, to either the Glenview Presbyterian Church Fund or The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be respectfully appreciated by the family.

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JOHNSTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-28 published
Boris BOYKO
Born in Quill Lake, Saskatchewan on October 12, 1939 - died suddenly May 24, 2003 at Royal Jubilee Hospital. Truly one of God's special people, he leaves behind and will watch over his loving and devoted wife, Judy; beloved children, Robert and David, loving stepsons, David and Steven; adored granddaughter, Jordan Rose. Predeceased by his father, Wasyl (Bill) BOYKO (d.1974,) Boris will also be sadly missed by his loving mother, Rose, his Aunt and Uncle, Marion and Ben JOHNSTON of Cobble Hill; his Aunt, Natalka PYLATUIK of Saskatoon; Judy's Uncle and Aunt, Ron and Ann PALMER of Saanichton, and many caring Friends and family in Florida, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Boris graduated with a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Toronto and received his Masters in Sanitary Engineering from McMaster University in Hamilton. His long-term commitment to serving the people of Ontario started as a researcher with the Ontario Water Resources commission. He was promoted to lead the Waste Management Branch of the Ministry of the Environment, subsequently becoming Regional Director in Hamilton for the Ministry of the environment and concluded over 30 years of service as Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment and Energy in Toronto. As a principled visionary and effective manager, Boris inspired all who served with him. Boris and Judy moved in August 2000 to their dream home in Arbutus Ridge on the east coast of Vancouver Island where Boris became a respected member of the Strata Council serving as head of the Civil Works Committee for two years. Visitation will be held May 28, 2003 at Sands Funeral Chapel in Duncan between 3: 00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 29, 2003 at The Anglican Parish of Saint John the Baptist, 3295 Cobble Hill Road, at 11: 00 a.m. followed by a luncheon reception in the Arbutus Room in Arbutus Ridge. Flowers may be sent or donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. In additional to funeral services in Cobble Hill, a memorial service to celebrate Boris' life will be held in the Toronto area this summer. The BOYKO family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the loving care shown by the doctors and nurses at Cowichan District Hospital, Duncan and the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. 'We are each of us angels with only one wing....And we can only fly embracing each other.'... Boris BOYKO

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JOHNSTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-06-03 published
Herbert Ronald 'Pat' PATTERSON, Q.C. (World War 2 - Royal Canadian Air Force Pilot, Distinguished Lawyer, and Citizenship Judge)
Born in Bethany, Ontario February 6, 1921 died at the George Hees Wing of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, on May 31, 2003 in his 83rd year. He is survived by his wife Barbara, son Michael and his wife Carenanne, daughter Nancy PATTERSON and her husband Craig INWARD, grand_sons Christopher JOHNSTON and Ryan PATTERSON, and stepgrandchildren Eric and Claire INWARD. Many thanks to the staff of L Wing ­ Second Floor for their kindness and care. A private family service was held. Cremation to follow. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 20 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 1200, Toronto M4R 1K8.

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JOHNSTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-08-13 published
Katharine Johnston LAMONT
By Wallace McLEOD Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - Page A16
Historian, teacher, school principal, author. Born December 25, 1905, in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Died February 19, in Toronto, of natural causes, aged 97.
Throughout her life, Katharine Johnston LAMONT would recall her vivid memories of the cyclone that hit Regina in the afternoon of June 30, 1912, blowing away the third storey of the family home, while she hid under the dining-room table.
Katharine's father was John Henderson LAMONT (1865-1936;) he was successively a member of the federal Parliament (1904-1905), the first attorney-general of the new province of Saskatchewan (1905-1907), a judge of the Provincial Supreme Court (1907), and a justice of the Supreme Court of Canada (1927). The town of LAMONT, 56 kilometres northeast of Edmonton, was named for him. Katherine's mother was Margaret Murray JOHNSTON (1865-1950,) the daughter of William Soules JOHNSTON (1838-1869,) who edited and published the Iroquois Chief, the first newspaper in Dundas County, Ontario (1858), and the granddaughter of Reverend William Henry WILLIAMS (1795-1873,) who conducted the first Methodist camp-meeting in the eastern part of Upper Canada (near Point Iroquois, in 1823), and who later served as the junior minister of the Hay Bay Church, in Adolphustown (1838-1840).
She received her schooling in Saskatchewan, graduating from Regina College. She then attended Victoria College at the University of Toronto, where she earned a degree in English and history in 1927. Her entry in the Torontonensis yearbook gives as her characteristic motto, "Making a virtue of necessity." Then she went on to Oxford University, where she enrolled in Lady Margaret Hall, the oldest women's college there (founded in 1878), and graduated in 1930. She received the degree of Master of Arts from Oxford in 1934.
On her return to Canada, she obtained a position as a teacher at the Bishop Strachan School for girls in Toronto, where she served as head of the history department from 1930 to 1952. Then in 1952 she accepted a call to become the third headmistress (principal) of The Study, a school for girls in Montreal, which had been founded in 1915. She presided over its move to a new location in 1959/60, and continued in office there until her retirement in 1970. Soon after that, she returned to Toronto.
Over the years, she received a good measure of recognition from the alumnae of the Bishop Strachan School. A bursary was established in her name in 1992, and a celebratory dinner was held in her honour; her former students were invited to submit written testimonials. They included such assessments as "She made history come alive " "a truly remarkable woman; " "the most outstanding teacher I ever had; " "known throughout the Province as its finest history teacher; " "she had a way of making her pupils think things out."
And, as another testimony of appreciation, in 2001 one of the student subdivisions of the Bishop Strachan School was named "LAMONT House." A pupil she had taught 60 years earlier said at the time that she especially remembered "an enlightened and influential history teacher, Miss LAMONT, who taught her how to look at, question and analyze the world around her -- not with cynicism but with reason."
After her retirement from teaching, as a student of the past, Katharine wrote a history of her Montreal school, titled The Study: A Chronicle (published in Montreal in 1974). Then, to celebrate the bicentenary of the Loyalist settlement on the Bay of Quinte, she wrote Adolphustown 1784-1984 (Napanee, 1984).
Early in 1996, as her health deteriorated and it became impractical for her to live on her own, she took up residence in the Glebe Manor, in Toronto, where she received excellent care.
Wallace is a friend of Katharine LAMONT.

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JOHNSTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-08-14 published
O'CONNELL, The Honourable Martin, Ph.D. (Privy Councilor)
Born on August 1, 1916 in Victoria, Martin O'CONNELL passed away in Toronto, on Monday, August 11, 2003. He died peacefully with his family at his side after a fight with Parkinson's disease.
Martin believed in serving the public, giving back to his country and advancing the cause of those who where not as fortunate. Throughout his full and varied life the principals of honesty, fairness, justice and humility, treating others with dignity and respect, always guided him as he set about distinguishing himself as a man to be honoured.
He leaves his wife Helen Alice O'CONNELL (born DIONNE) with whom he celebrated 58 years of marriage. Their love and dedication to each other was a model for all who knew them.
He also leaves his daughter Caryn (John JOHNSTON) and their two sons Nicholas and Kyle, his son John Martin (Martine BOUCHARD) and their two children Jean Christophe and Stéphanie. His children, their spouses and grandchildren were the pride of his life.
A brother Monsignor Michael O'CONNELL of Victoria and a sister Ellen RICHERT (widowed) of Saskatoon survive him. A sister Dr. Sheila O'CONNELL of Victoria and a brother Sgt. Johnny O'CONNELL who was killed in the battle for Caen in June 1944 predecease him.
Martin O'CONNELL started his career as a public school teacher in the British Columbia school system then completed a B.A. at Queen's University. As a veteran of the second world war (Captain, Royal Canadian Army Service Corp) he completed his education at the University of Toronto with an M.A. then PhD in political economy. His PhD dissertation studied the nationalism of Henri BOURASSA. He learned French so that he could read the documents and study the Bourassa archives in Ottawa and Montreal. Martin served on the Senate of the University of Toronto.
He left the academic world for the financial one and joined Harris and Partners in the late 1950's. In 1965, while on loan to Walter GORDON then Minister of Finance and as one of the three ''Whiz Kids'', he helped design policies, which ultimately led to the Canada Pension Plan, Medicare, and the Municipal Loan Development Fund.
Throughout the 1960's he served as the President of the Indian and Eskimo Association. During this time, he wrote many policy papers to improve aboriginal conditions and thus helped to bring attention to the difficulty that indigenous peoples where suffering.
In 1965 he ran for Parliament and failed to win a seat in Greenwood, he tried again in the federal riding of Scarborough East in 1968 and was elected. He was appointed Minister of State and later Minister of Labour in the Trudeau cabinet. He was co-chairman of the important hearings that shaped the immigration policies of this country. Defeated in 1972 he served as the Prime Minister's principal secretary throughout the minority years reshaping that office to bring the Party closer to the grass roots of Canadian society.
He was reelected in the 1974 election. He chaired the policy committee of two national conventions of the Liberal party and rejoined the cabinet as Minister of Labour late in that mandate. Defeated in 1979 he retired from politics and became Chairman of the Canadian Center For Occupational Health and Safety an entity he created while Minister of Labour.
In 1993 he was the Co-Founder and first Co-Chairman of The Canadian Foundation for the Preservation of Chinese Cultural and Historical Treasures. He served actively in this role and experienced real pleasure and pride in participating in this extraordinary work.
His many Friends will want to celebrate the life of a man who gave real meaning to the words service, integrity and honourable. He is remembered as one who pursued a life that was full and dedicated to improving the life of all Canadians. May he rest in peace.
A private family funeral will be held. All Friends are welcome to a celebration of Martin's life at the Granite Club on Bayview Avenue, Toronto on Wednesday, August 20, 2003 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Donations can be made to The Honorable Martin and Helen O'Connell Charitable Foundation can be sent in trust to his son John Martin O'CONNELL at 200 Bay Street, Suite 3900, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2J2.

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JOHNSTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-10-11 published
JOHNSTON, Bruce F., B.Eng., F.I.C.A., Royal Canadian Air Force-Canada and Overseas, F/O Fighter Pilot-417 Squadron; Graduate McGill University, Mechanical Engineering; Lever Brothers Ltd., Canada and United Kingdom; McKim Advertising Ltd., Toronto, President and Chief Executive Officer, Chairman Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer; The Spectrum Group Ltd., Toronto, Chairman of the Board and President; Sanlisco Ltd., Marketing and Management Consultants, President; HWB Inc., Director; Quarry Integrated Communications Inc., Director; Institute of Canadian Advertising, Toronto, Past President and Governor, F.I.C.A.-Fellow of the Institute; Long time member Mississaugua Golf and Country Country Club and The Meadows Golf and Country Club, Sarasota, Florida. - After a courageous struggle with cancer, Bruce died at the Credit Valley Hospital, Palliative Care Unit on Friday, October 10, 2003 at the age of 79. Much loved husband of Bunty (née MOFFAT) for 47 years. Loving father of Scott, Lisa, Sandi and Rick CARLSON, and grandfather of Meghan, Malcolm, Neil and Tyler. Dear brother of Helen and her husband Carl RAVNAAS and their family. Many thanks to Dr. Robert SAULS and the Palliative Care nurses for their special care. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter 'Peel' Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, (Hwy. 10 north of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service of Remembrance will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 3 p.m. Private cremation with entombment at Glen Oaks Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Carlo Fidani Peel Regional Cancer Centre, c/o Credit Valley Hospital or to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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JOHNSTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-17 published
Life was good for MAGNUSON
By Eric DUHATSCHEK, With a report from Allan MAKI Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - Page S1
It was one of those "catching up with" features newspapers run every so often. Last January, the Chicago Sun-Times profiled Keith MAGNUSON, one of the most popular players ever to pull on a Chicago Blackhawks sweater.
To the thousands who used to pack the old Chicago Stadium, MAGNUSON's ever-lasting appeal came from a rough-and-tumble playing style that produced a cracked cheekbone, three knee injuries requiring surgery, a torn Achilles' tendon, two broken ankles, a dislocated elbow, three broken jaws, a broken vertebra, a broken wrist, a dislocated shoulder, three missing teeth and more than 400 stitches.
MAGNUSON, after reflecting on his career, his hobbies and all the aches and pains that resulted from a 10-year National Hockey League career, observed: "Otherwise, I feel great. Cindy [his wife] and I are real proud of our kids."
"Life is good," MAGNUSON concluded.
Life for MAGNUSON ended at the age of 56 in a fatal automobile accident on Monday afternoon as he was returning home from a funeral for National Hockey League alumni association chairman Keith McCREARY, who died last week of cancer. MAGNUSON was the passenger in a car driven by former National Hockey League player Rob RAMAGE, the vice-chairman of the alumni association.
MAGNUSON played 589 National Hockey League games for the Blackhawks, and on his retirement in October of 1979, he joined the team's coaching staff, as an assistant to Eddie JOHNSTON. JOHNSTON, now the Pittsburgh Penguins' assistant general manager, remembered MAGNUSON yesterday as "the ultimate competitor. I mean, when Keith MAGNUSON put on the skates on, you didn't just get 100 per cent, you got 110 per cent every night. He just played with so much passion, it was unreal."
The Blackhawks made it to the Stanley Cup final twice in MAGNUSON's career, in 1971 and 1973, losing both times to the Montreal Canadiens. It was the heyday of hockey in Chicago. The Blackhawks had Dennis and Bobby HULL, the legendary Stan MIKITA and Tony ESPOSITO, a future Hall Of Fame member, in goal. MAGNUSON's job was to protect ESPOSITO, and he did it with a passion that JOHNSTON said was contagious in the Blackhawks' dressing room.
"What he always did very, very well was set the tone early in the game. He let the opposition know that when you dropped the puck in the game, "This was what you were going to see, guys, for 60 minutes.' "
MAGNUSON, who most recently was the director of sales for Coca-Cola Enterprises, grew up in Saskatoon as an all-round athlete. He was a boyhood chum of former National Hockey League coach Dave KING. The two attended Churchill elementary school and used to play 1-on-1 hockey: KING as a forward and MAGNUSON as a defenceman.
Eventually, MAGNUSON and four other teenagers from Saskatoon earned scholarships at the University of Denver and helped the Pioneers win two National Collegiate Athletic Association championships. MAGNUSON and Tim GOULD played every sport together and were also teamed as defence partners.
"We never missed a shift," said GOULD, whose wife, a nurse in Calgary, woke him early yesterday to inform him of MAGNUSON's death. "He was the greatest guy and a good friend."
GOULD said he and MAGNUSON used to dream up ways to get MAGNUSON to hockey, football and baseball games on Sunday.
MAGNUSON's parents were Baptists and considered the Sabbath a day of rest. It became GOULD's job to sneak into the MAGNUSON home while they were at church and take Keith's equipment to the rink or the diamond.
"Of course, if we scored a goal or a run, our names would be mentioned in the newspaper the next day," GOULD said. "But we thought we were keeping it secret."
GOULD said MAGNUSON was best known among his Friends for having a poor memory. Once in Saskatoon, MAGNUSON drove his dad's car to the rink for a Blades game, only to drive home with a teammate, the two of them completely immersed in the game they had just played.
The next morning, MAGNUSON's father asked where the car was. "Keith had to run back to the rink to get it," said Dale ZEMAN, another of MAGNUSON's former junior and college teammates. "There was also the night Keith and I went bowling when we were freshmen at Denver. We came out and couldn't find the car. It had rolled backwards three blocks because Keith forgot to put it in park."
GOULD said: "He was awful forgetful. We're having a reunion in June [for Denver University hockey] and we had a card printed up, and Keith's quote on it was: 'I'm going to be there -- and Cliff [KOROLL] is going to remind me.' The memories, that's what get you through this."
MAGNUSON is survived by his wife, his daughter, Molly, and his son, Kevin, a former University of Michigan defenceman who had a tryout with the Blackhawks. Recently, after a short playing career in the East Coast Hockey League, Kevin had gone back to school for his law degree, JOHNSTON said.
"To have something like this happen, this close to the holidays, the timing couldn't be worse. It's never good, but geez, here he is, going up there for a funeral for Keith McCREARY and then to have something like this happen.
"God, it's awful," he said. "We'll miss him. He was such a big part of the community in Chicago, an icon. Everybody knew Keith MAGNUSON. It's an awful tragedy."
San Jose Sharks general manager Doug WILSON, another of MAGNUSON's close Friends, was badly shaken by his former teammate's death. WILSON said he thought of MAGNUSON as something of a father figure. "Keith has had a profound influence on my life." Really, all I can say is, all my thoughts and prayers are with Cindy and the kids right now."
Jim DEMARIA, the Blackhawks executive director of communications, worked closely with MAGNUSON in his role as the founder and president of the Chicago alumni association.
"Any time you needed something, you could call Maggy," DEMARIA said. "He was the first guy in line to help any kind of charity you had. I mean, he was just that kind of person. And when the team wasn't doing real well, he was down in the room, talking to the coaches, telling the players, 'keep your chin up, keep working, things will turn around.' He was a real positive guy."

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JOHNSTONE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-03 published
Derry NOVAK
Suddenly and peacefully at home in Burlington early on Saturday, April 26th 2003 in his 84th year. Derry was born on October 20th, 1919 in Olomouc, in what was then Czechoslovakia. He came to Canada, by his own wits and means in 1939 to join his parents who had led the way. He then joined the Czech Army in Canada and served overseas. Following World War 2, Derry pursued undergraduate studies in political theory at the University of Toronto, and later at the London School of Economics. In his actions, in his studies, and finally in his profession as a great teacher of politics and philosophy at McMaster University (Department of Political Science), where he served as Chairman of the Department, and later as Professor Emeritus, Derry was a lover and defender of liberty and democracy, a fierce critic of all institutions and systems of power which exploited and abused those less well equipped to advance their own interests in society. He was a man of learning and of peace, and, by his example - as in his lectures - he showed how the truly good life could be led. Derry will be deeply missed, as he was so dearly loved and cared for by his wife of 29 years, Nancy. Derry is also survived by his daughter Lee (Stan KANAROSKI,) grandchildren Liz and Katie KANAROSKI, son Daryl (Brian HARRISON, step-children Andrea JOHNSTONE (John SHELLEY) and Brad JOHNSTONE, step-grandchildren Elicia JOHNSTONE and Jesse JOHNSTONE. In the strange and unexplained way that life can often unfold, Derry's first wife, Doreen, died on the same morning as he. In lieu of flowers and services of any kind, and in accordance with his often expressed wishes, please remember Derry by sitting in contemplation listening to the music of Beethoven, preferably a symphony. If desired, contributions can be made to McMaster University, c/o The Derry Novak Award, Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4M4. Obesa Cantavit

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