LAWRENCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-08-26 published
LAWRENCE, Bertram A.
(A Retired Managing Systems Director, Royal Bank, Active member of Kiwanis Club of Toronto and Riverside-Emery United Church)
Died peacefully at his home on Sunday, August 24, 2003. Loving father of Robyn and Marc. Cherished grandpah of Omar. Beloved ''Big Brother'' of Dorothy Sylvia Hamilton. Brother of the late Ivy Lawrence MAYNIER and Keith LAWRENCE. Dear cousin of Dora CODRINGTON and Uncle of David, Michael, Jim and Margaret. Resting at the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Rd. (South of Eglinton) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal service in the Chapel on Thursday at 3 p.m. Cremation. If desired, donations may be made to the Kiwanis Club of Toronto or the Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club. Interment of ashes, to take place in Montreal, at a later date.

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LAWRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-04-10 published
The Globe was his church'
The editor-in-chief was mentor to journalists, defender of social policies, respected by those criticized in print, and described as a man with a 'warm human touch'
By Michael VALPY Thursday, April 10, 2003 - Page R11
In his two decades as editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, former senator Richard (Dic) James DOYLE wielded a journalistic influence in Canadian public life matched only by that of George BROWN, the newspaper's founder.
He died yesterday in Toronto, one month past his 80th birthday. His wife of 50 years, Florence, passed away on March 20.
Senator DOYLE -- editor from 1963 to 1983 -- gave the newspaper a boldly independent voice, loosening up its then lock-step support for the Progressive Conservative Party.
Under his direction, the newspaper would praise a government one day and lambaste it the next. He was a passionate defender of civil liberties, intensely engaged in the development of Canada's social policies throughout the 1960s and 1970s and as much concerned with the powerless in Canadian society as the powerful.
"In the time I've been editor," he once said, "we've not supported any party in office. I think we make whomever we support uncomfortable. We're the kind of friend you could do without."
He once said he felt more intellectually comfortable with Pierre TRUDEAU than all the prime ministers he knew, and one of his favourite editorial cartoons was one he suggested after overhearing his daughter Judith talking to a friend in her bedroom. It showed two teenage girls sitting on a bed under a poster of Mr. TRUDEAU. One girl says to the other: "He's not 50 like your father's 50."
His views, although stamped on the editorial page, were never imposed on his reporters. He was concerned with a story's news value -- not the fallout -- and he expected his staff to act with the same concern.
He wanted The Globe to be a writer's newspaper and gave his writers autonomy, even when their views went against his own philosophies. He had a special place in his heart for columnists who expressed contradictory opinions.
The young writers invited to attend the buffet lunches he gave regularly for prime ministers, premiers and cabinet ministers, bank presidents and giants of the arts were treated to superb tutorials in the life of their nation that left an indelible mark on their minds.
Warm, funny, theatrical and gregarious, he was a mentor and model for many of Canada's best-known journalists -- among them, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Michael ENRIGHT and Don NEWMAN, former Globe and Maclean's managing editor Geoffrey STEVENS, his successor as Globe editor Norman WEBSTER, and former foreign correspondent, dance critic and now master of the University of Toronto's Massey College, John FRASER.
"He was absolutely fearless," Mr. STEVENS said yesterday. "He did tough stuff. He did important stuff. And he refused to bow to pressure from business, from politicians and for that matter from journalists. I didn't always agree with him, but I always, always respected what he said."
Mr. FRASER said: "He was an editor who made young journalists' dreams come true. Like many who came under his spell at The Globe and Mail, I will go to my grave grateful for the horizons he opened up to me."
George BAIN, for years The Globe's Ottawa columnist, recalled the only time Senator DOYLE actually complained about something Mr. BAIN had written was when he filed an end-piece to a royal tour and suggested that the institution wasn't appropriate to the Canadian circumstances.
"Dic, as a devoted monarchist, was moved to say, 'Did you have to?' The fact is I felt I did -- and he, despite strong feelings, didn't say, 'You can't.' "
When Prime Minister Brian MULRONEY appointed him to the Senate in 1985, he decided to sit as a Conservative out of courtesy.
Mr. MULRONEY described him yesterday as "a marvellous man, rigorous, thoughtful, with a disciplined approach to life and a very warm human touch to everything he did.
"When he cut people up, including me, there was no malice to it, no ad hominem attack, he was never bitter or partisan in any way.'The full impact of Senator DOYLE's presence as editor was probably first felt by The Globe's readers on March 20, 1964, when a front-page editorial appeared under the heading, Bill of Wrongs.
It was prompted by legislation proposed by Ontario's Conservative attorney-general, Frederick CASS, which empowered the Ontario Police Commission to summon any person for questioning in secret deprive him of legal advice; and keep him in prison indefinitely if he refused to answer.
"For the public good," the editorial stated, the Ontario Government "proposes to trample upon the Magna Carta, Habeas Corpus, the Canadian Bill of Rights and the Rule of Law.
"Are we in... the Canada of 1964 -- or in the Germany of 1934?
"This legislation is supposed to be directed against organized crime. In fact, it is directed against every man and woman in the province."
Soon after, Mr. CASS resigned.
Senator DOYLE's skills as a writer were particularly evident on an election night when the paper would present an editorial on the results between editions. Alastair LAWRIE, now retired as an editorial writer, recalled that once the results were known, Senator DOYLE would stand in silent thought for maybe a minute and a half and then start to dictate. In a matter of a few minutes, he would complete a reasoned editorial that scarcely required the addition of a comma.
Senator DOYLE preferred to work in anonymity, only accepting honorary degrees and later the seat in the Senate near the end of his newspaper career.
He sat on no boards, belonged to no important clubs, almost never appeared on television or radio, didn't sign petitions and seldom gave speeches. When he met a politician, there were usually witnesses.
He didn't hold a driver's licence and for years arrived at the old Globe office on King Street by streetcar. When The Globe moved to its present office on Front Street, Senator DOYLE took a taxi.
Retired Ottawa Citizen publisher Clark DAVEY, a former managing editor of The Globe and a close friend of Senator DOYLE, suspected "he didn't trust his Irish temper [to drive] and that was probably to the common good."
Mr. DAVEY said Senator DOYLE's low public profile "was part of his own protection against conflicts on his own part. The Globe was his church. Journalism was his religion.
"I think that Dic, in the context of his time, probably had a greater influence on Canadian journalism than any other single individual," Mr. DAVEY said.
"It was Dic's execution that made the Report on Business what it became and is. He was the moving force from within The Globe often unseen -- in the whole question of conflicts of interest as they affected journalists.
"He was really the wellspring of that kind of thinking and, of course, what The Globe did affected very directly what a lot of other organizations did."
Born in Toronto on March 10, 1923, Dic DOYLE seemed destined to get ink on his hands. He said in 1985 that he had decided on a newspaper career at age 7 and joined the Chatham Daily News as a sports reporter after he graduated from Chatham Collegiate Institute. He was promoted to sports editor, city editor and then news editor.
During the Second World War, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and served with the 115 (Bomber) Squadron (Royal Air Force) at Ely, near Cambridge in England. He was discharged at the end of the war with the rank of flying officer.
He was 23 and felt that life was passing him by, so rather than attending university, as other returning air-force officers were doing, he returned to the Chatham paper. It was a decision he said he later regretted.
He came to The Globe in 1951, initially as a copy editor, the only job available. His first byline appeared in The Globe in December of 1952 over a story about milk bottles.
In the same year, he also wrote a book called The Royal Story, a labour of love that proved to be a standard treatment of the monarchy, and which he was the first to acknowledge, replowed already well-tilled soil.
(The Royal family had a special status at The Globe under Senator DOYLE. One former senior editor, the legendary Martin LYNCH, told of being taken off the front-page layout after he replaced a picture of Princess Margaret, which appeared in early editions, with a photograph of a prize-winning pig.
When The Globe decided to publish a weekly supplement in 1957, Senator DOYLE became its first editor, with a staff that had no experience in the weekly field. The paper was laid out on the carpet of the managing editor's office after he had gone home.
It shrunk over the years because, Mr. DOYLE said, it was ahead of its time. It died in 1971.
From there, in 1959, he became managing editor of the newspaper and then editor in 1963. He stepped aside in 1983 to take on the role of editor emeritus and to write a column -- an experience, he said two years later, that left him chastened. "The guy [columnist] out there has his problems."
Former Globe publisher A. Roy MEGARRY, said, "In my opinion, no one -- including the seven publishers that Dic has served with during his time at the paper -- had made a more positive and lasting impression on The Globe than he has."
Likely among the greatest tributes paid to him as an editor came from the Kent Commission established by the federal government in 1980 to investigate the ownership of Canada's daily newspapers after the Ottawa Journal and the Winnipeg Tribune folded in virtually simultaneous moves by the Thomson and Southam chains.
In its report, the commission credited Senator DOYLE with "adhering to an ideal of press freedom that often tends to get lost in the management of newspapers....
"To a great extent, the editor-in-chief of The Globe belongs to a breed which unfortunately is on its way to extinction.
"The Globe and Mail testifies to the influence that continues to be exerted by a newspaper with a clearly defined idea of its role and substantial editorial resources. It is read by almost three-quarters of the country's most important decision-makers in all parts of Canada and at all levels of government. More than 90 per cent of media executives read it regularly and it tends to set the pace for other news organizations."
The Globe and Mail was bought by Thomson Newspapers in 1980. Senator DOYLE made no secret of the fact that he would have preferred having the newspaper bought by R. Howard Webster, who owned it before it became part of the Financial Post chain. However, in 1985 he said that Thomson was the best alternative among the others in the field.
When Prime Minister MULRONEY named him to the Senate, he became the first active Globe journalist to receive such an appointment since George BROWN in 1873. As an editor and a columnist, Senator DOYLE had often preached Senate reform and had opposed patronage appointments.
His acceptance prompted a flow of letters to the editor that favoured and disapproved of the appointment in about equal measure.Senator DOYLE is survived by his children Judith and Sean and his granddaughter Kaelan MYERSCOUGH. Funeral arrangements have not been announced.

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LAWS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-12 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Katherine (Kae) PLAUNT
Died peacefully at York Extendicare, Sudbury, on May 9, 2003 in her 90th year, with her children at her side. Cherished daughter of the late Mildred and W.B. PLAUNT. Predeceased by her loving husband, Dr. R. MacKay THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON in 1981. Dearly remembered by her children: Andy (Mandy TAILOR/TAYLOR) of Toronto, Kathie THOMAS (Richard,) Judy MAKI (Tom) and Robin (Mary Lou McKINLEY) of Sudbury. Adored Nana to Allen DAY (Erin CAMERON), Andy DAY (Carla GIUSTO), Kathy, Jodi, Alex, Nikki, Fraser, Michael, Jamie, Scott and great-grandmother to Alexander. Beloved sister of Marian MAHAFFY (Guy, predeceased,) Bill PLAUNT, predeceased (Agnes,) Helen VOLLANS (Maurice, predeceased,) Donald PLAUNT, predeceased, Royal Canadian Air Force, World War 2 and Jean BENNESS, predeceased (Barry, predeceased.) Loving sister-in-law to George WRIGHT of Hanover, Ruth LAWS of Almonte, Murray THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Ottawa and Muriel VALENTIN of Stuttgart, Germany. Auntie Kae will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and their families in the PLAUNT and THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON clans.
Born in Renfrew on April 29, 1914, she moved to Sudbury in 1924 where her father established his lumber business. She attended Central Public and Sudbury High School, Branksome Hall and graduated from the School of Nursing, University of Toronto, in 1937. After working in Toronto in public health, she returned to Sudbury the following year where she met and married Mac.
Kae loved to golf and curl, and took an avid interest in her family's history. She was very talented in the traditional arts, enjoying knitting, quilting and cooking. As an active community volunteer, she belonged to the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire where she was Regent and to the Salvation Army as an organizer for the annual fund raising drive and board member. She loved to travel with her husband and Friends, but her favourite place in the world was Lake Pogamasing where her parents established a family camp in 1941 and where she spent every summer with her family. She loved to entertain her Friends and her children's Friends, especially at Pog. We were blessed to have a mother and grandmother who stressed the importance of family, community and responsibility. She loved to bring people together and do things for them, to share her interests and her talents, she was kind and considerate to all she met, and along with Dad taught us how to dance and have fun.
Special thanks from the family to Dr. Reg KUSNIERCZYK and his staff, the Walford staff and Dr. ROCH and staff on the fifth floor of York Extendicare for their devoted and caring attention to Mother.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Young Men's Christian Association Sudbury.
Memorial service in the R.J. Barnard Chapel, Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury, Tuesday, May 13th, 2003 at 11: 30 a.m. Cremation followed by interment at Lake Pogamasing. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Monday, or gather in the chapel after 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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LAWSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-01-22 published
Captain Lynn Gerald FREEMAN, 1930-2003
"We all must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail and not drift nor lie at anchor"
It is with sadness and regret that we announce the passing of our dad, Lynn Gerald FREEMAN, after a lengthy illness, on Saturday, January 11, 2003, with his family at his side, at the Hotel Dieu hospital in St. Catharines. Lynn was born in Tehkummah, the son of the late Mildred (RUSSELL) and Ernest FREEMAN.
Lynn is survived by: the mother of his children, Sandra FREEMAN and his kids, Jerry, Cindy, Mark, Angela and Kim, his grandchildren who he loved very much: Sandra, Christa, Natacha, Mark Jr. and Jake, his brothers and sisters: Earl (Effie,) Gelena HOPKIN, Lorraine EADIE (Ted), Marion CASE (Harold), Dick (Lois), Betty LAWSON, Margaret DIBONAVENTURA, Conrad (Judy), Myrna BEATON (Ken) and Brenda ROBINSON. Lynn was predeceased by his brother Larry.
Besides his family, Lynn's passion in life was sailing on the Great Lakes. He was at home on the water and took great pride in the ships he sailed for some 45 years. He will be remembered and missed by those who sailed with him during those years. Until Lynn became ill he was current with all traffic in the Welland Canal. At Lynn's request, cremation will take place with a private family service. A memorial service will take place on Manitoulin Island at a later date.

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LAWSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-06-11 published
Margaret Ann (FREEMAN) DI_BONAVERNTURA
Peacefully at Mindemoya Hospital on Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at the age of 67 years.
Margaret was born in Tehkummah to Ernest and Mildred FREEMAN (both predeceased). She moved to Toronto in 1955. She owned her own flower shop on Eglington Avenue in Toronto for several years. In 1973 she started working at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and retired from there in 2001. Margaret enjoyed traveling, shopping for bargains, good food and her family and Friends. Dear sister of Gelena (husband Morley predeceased) HOPKIN of Tehkummah, Earl and wife Effie FREEMAN of Little Current, Marion and husband Harold CASE of The Slash, Lorraine and husband Ted EADIE of Little Current, Dick and wife Lois FREEMAN of Goderich, Conrad and wife Judy FREEMAN of Merickville. Betty (husband Ed predeceased) LAWSON of Deseronto. Myrna and husband Ken BEATON of Toronto, Brenda (husband Randy predeceased) ROBINSON of Tehkummah. Predeceased by two brothers Larry and Lynn FREEMAN. Will be missed by many nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. Memorial Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday June 14, 2003 at 3: 00 p.m. in the Mindemoya Catholic Church. Burial of ashes in Hilly Grove Cemetery.

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LAWSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-10-01 published
Stanley ROSS (Johnny) ROSE
Passed away peacefully at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga on Sunday, August 24, 2003 in his 81st year, beloved husband of Connie BAMBROUGH, loved father of Linda CUNNINGHAM of Orangeville, John and his wife Barbara of Lindsay, Ron and his wife Sandra of Cobourg, Laurie LAWSON and her husband Gord of Orangeville, and Don and his wife Susan of Orangeville, dear grandfather of Crystal, Melissa, Michael, Kimberely and her husband Neil, Emily and Emma, also sadly missed by his sister Marjorie FRY and her husband Bruce, predeceased by his brother Donald.
Friends called at the Dods and McFair Funeral Home and Chapel on Wednesday, August 27, 2003. Funeral Service was held in the chapel on Thursday, August 28, 2003. Interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
A tree will be planted in memory of Johnny in the Dods and McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville.
A dedication service was held on Sunday, September 7, 2003.

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LAWSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-06-23 published
TOMPKINS, Kevin Joseph, M.D.C.M., F.R.C., F.R.C.P. (C,) F.A.C.O.G.
Died Thursday, June 19, 2003 in his 70th year as a result of a hiking accident in the Niagara Gorge. Loving husband of Mary (née SHEPPARD) and devoted father of Joanne (Alan LAWSON) of Brisbane, Australia, Susan (Craig HUDSON) of Toronto, Sean (Cindy TOMPKINS) of San Diego, California., and Clare (Scott WEST) of Victoria, British Columbia. Caring grandfather of Myles, James, Evan and Rhys HUDSON and Teagan and Tasmin WEST. Will be sadly missed by many siblings, relatives, Friends, colleagues and former patients. An avid traveller, outdoorsman, geneologist, published author and raconteur, Dr. TOMPKINS was fiercely loyal to his Cape Breton roots. Visitation at the P.X. Dermody Funeral Home, 796 Upper Gage Avenue (between Fennell and Mohawk), Hamilton, 905-388-4141 on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers Tuesday at 8: 00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Wednesday, June, 25, 2003 a 11: 00 a.m. Private Cremation. Donations to The Bruce Trail Association, P.O. Box 857, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3N9 would be appreciated by the family.

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LAWSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-08-25 published
HYDE, Shelagh Jane (née LAWSON)
Died peacefully, at her home on Stoney Lake, in her 73rd year, on August 22, 2003. Shelagh was the cherished wife of Kenneth for 47 years. Beloved mother of Elizabeth (Victor SPEAR) and Joanne (Brian GOODING) and Grandma to David, Andrew, Jillian and Charlie. Shelagh was born in Winnipeg and graduated from St. Boniface Hospital School of Nursing. Shelagh came to Toronto in 1953 and was active in church and community affairs throughout her life. A Memorial Service will be held at Rosedale United Church, 159 Roxborough Drive at Glen Road, on Wednesday, August 27th at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada (Central Ontario Branch) or to Parkinson Society Canada would be appreciated by the family.

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