THOMASSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-11-19 published
THOMASSON, Edna (née RUSHTON)
Edna THOMASSON, beloved wife of the late Frank James THOMASSON, died peacefully in her sleep, at home, on November 16, 2003. Edna will be fondly remembered by her children and their spouses: Linda STEVENSON and John STEVENSON, Clive THOMASSON and Deborah ZWICKER, Andrew THOMASSON and Amanda RICKETT; and by her grandchildren Julia, Pippa, Simon, Freya and Sian.
Edna was born in 1928 in Bolton, England, the oldest child of Thomas and Linda RUSHTON and sister of Jim, Leonard, Arnold and Tom. Following an early career in business, she trained as a teacher and continued to further her education, pursuing studies at Wilfred Laurier University while, at the same time, raising her family. In retirement from teaching business studies at Thistletown Collegiate Institute in Toronto, Edna continued to pursue her love of traveling, spending her time between her brothers in England, her grandchildren in Australia and always returning home to her family in Canada.
Edna's family will receive Friends in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Chapel from 10: 30 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 21, 2003. A short ceremony will be held at 11: 30 at the graveside.

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THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-01-22 published
Harry O. BRUMPTON
In loving memory of Harry O. Brumpton who passed away peacefully at his home on January 7, 2003 at the age of 86 years.
Beloved husband of the late Juanita (1999). Dear father of Patricia and Ken THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, LaSalle. Dear brother of Margaret WALTER, Hemet, Ca. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. BRUMPTON was the former Commissioner of Parks and Recreation for the City of Windsor and retired in 1982 after 23 years of service. He served with the R.C.A.F. during WW2. Harry will be missed by many Friends in McGregor Bay, especially Ann and Godfrey McGREGOR, with whom he held a special relationship. Upon his death, Mr. BRUMPTON honoured the Whitefish River First Nation Community by making a generous bequeathment towards a student bursary.
Visitation was held at The Walter D. Kelly Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 1969 Wyandotte St. E. The funeral service was held on Thursday January 9, 2003 with Reverend Paul ALMOND officiating. Cremation with interment later in St. Christopher's Church Cemetery, McGregor Bay, Ontario.

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THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-03-26 published
M. Irene SLOSS
In loving memory of M. Irene Sloss, December 1, 1931 to March 14, 2003.
Irene SLOSS, a resident of Evansville, died as the result of a car accident on Friday, March 14, 2003 at the age of 71 years. She was born in Little Current, daughter of the late Andrew and Sarah (MIDDAUGH) CAMPBELL, and had trained as a secretary, but her life was working alongside Marvin on their farm. She was a hard working lady, who enjoyed cooking and having company visit, but her true love in life was her family. Irene was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Many fond memories will be cherished by all who knew her.
Dearly loved wife of Marvin SLOSS of Evansville. Loving and loved mother of Vicki NOON (husband Ed predeceased,) Terry and husband Paul TUBB of British Columbia, proud grandmother of Kirstin (deceased) and Holly NOON. Dear sister of Lorraine MONTGOMERY (husband Mel predeceased) and Jim CAMPBELL (wife Bernadette predeceased.) Friends called the Culgin Funeral Home on Thursday, March 20, 2003. The funeral service was held in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel on Friday, March 21, 2003 with Pastor Erwin THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Father Robert FOLIOT officiating. Spring interment in Mills Cemetery.

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THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-03-26 published
Kirstin Michelle NOON
In loving memory of Kirstin Michelle NOON, February 28, 1990 to March 14, 2003.
Kirstin NOON, a resident of Thornton and formerly Keswick, passed away as the result of a car accident on Friday, March 14, 2003 at the age of 13 years. She was the daughter of the late Ed NOON and Victoria (SLOSS) NOON. Kirstin was a very compassionate girl who loved to ride her bike, read fantasy books and loved dragons. She was a popular girl, having won the "Sunshine of the Year" award at school. A true source of pride and joy for her family and loved by all who knew her.
Precious daughter of Vicki and the late Ed NOON. Loved sister of Holly, at home, loving and loved granddaughter of Marvin and Irene (deceased) SLOSS and Mary Ann and Fred (predeceased) NOON. Also loved by many family and Friends.
Friends called the Culgin Funeral Home on Thursday, March 20, 2003. The funeral service was conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel on Friday, March 21, 2003 with Pastor Erwin THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Father Robert FOLIOT officiating. Spring interment in Cold Springs Cemetery.

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THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-04-16 published
Edward WILSON " Zhi Zhe" THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON "Eddy"
In loving memory of Edward WILSON THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON who began his journey home on April 10, 2003 where he will be met by his mother, Maggie, his father, Levi, brother Ronnie and sister Polly for their long awaited reunion. Along with many other family, Friends and in-laws. Left to carry on his memory, his love, kindness and generosity are: his brothers, Norman and wife Louise, Francis, (Viola), John and wife Kari, and Lawrence ( and wife ). And sisters: Beatrice and Georgina. All residents of Sheguiandah First Nation. Also survived by many much loved nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews, Friends, relatives and "Bingo Buddies". The wake was held Friday, April 11, 2003. Burial was Saturday, April 12, 2003 in the mid-afternoon. A feast was held Monday, April 14, 2003.

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THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-06-11 published
John CLARKE VANEVERY
Clarke VANEVERY, a resident of Meldrum Bay, passed away at Mindemoya Hospital on Friday, June 6, 2003 at the age of 72 years.
He was born in Gore Bay, son of the late John Wesley VANEVERY and Ada Elizabeth Christina (CLARKE) VANEVERY. He timbered for many years as a way of supporting his lifelong passion, farming. He also enjoyed the annual family hunt, snowmobiling, and many other outdoor activities. His greatest love was spending time with his family and in particular his grandchildren. Clarke took an avid interest in all of his grandchildren. With the boys the number one passion was hockey. On any given Sunday, Clarke would be there cheering them on. With his granddaughters his relationship was of a more caring nature. Last summer he and his oldest granddaughter Elizabeth set up house together in Meldrum Bay as she experienced her first summer job. Then there is Caroline. The entertainer, speechmaker extraordinaire, figure skater and all around treasure. Last but not least is our miracle baby, Rachel, a shining light in a difficult time. His whole being would lighten up when she was with him. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend and will be sadly missed. Many fond memories will be cherished by all who knew him. Predeceased by his beloved wife Shirley (McCAULEY) VANEVERY in 2002. Loving father of John (wife Wendy) or Gore Bay, Lyle (wife Janice) of Lively and Joan SHEPPARD (husband Willis) of Mindemoya. Loving and loved grandfather of Elizabeth, Colin, Caroline, Graham, Evan, Owen and Rachel. Dear brother of Blanche VANEVERY, Bill (wife Pauline) VANEVERY, Maude Falls (husband Matt,) Helen Clarke, Dale VANEVERY (wife Joan,) Jim VANEVERY (wife Helen,) Don VANEVERY (wife Rose.) Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends called the Culgin Funeral Home on Saturday June 7. The funeral service was held in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel on Sunday, June 8 with Erwin THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON officiating. Interment to follow in Meldrum Bay Cemetery.
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THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-07-16 published
Ayrika Kylie AGUONIE
In loving memory of Ayrika Kylie AGUONIE who passed away on Friday, July 11, 2003 at Manitoulin Health Centre at the age of 4 months, 2 days.
Beloved baby daughter of Josephine FOX and Garfield AGUONIE of Sheguiandah. Cherished baby sister of Chantel, Tamara, Bianca, Ocean, Scott and Jasmine. Dear granddaughter of Winnifred TRUDEAU and Ron FOX predeceased) and Lawrence AGUONIE and (Dorothy predeceased.)
Chosen godparents Ron ROY and Cherie THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Niece of many aunts and uncles. Rested at the Sheguiandah First Nation Community Centre from Sunday until funeral mass on July 15, 2003. Interment in the Sheguiandah Cemetery. Feast to follow. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.

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THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-09-24 published
Lawrence Raymond BOUSQUET
In loving memory of Lawrence Raymond BOUSQUET on Saturday, September 20, 2003 at Manitoulin Health Centre at the age of 92 years.
Beloved husband of Irene (née LEHMAN.) Loving father of Marion and husband Andrew BUTELLA of Brantford, Laurine and husband Harold LOOSEMORE of Killarney, James and wife Joanne of Little Current. Cherished grandfather of Catherine BUTELLA and husband Don ROBINSON, Robert BUTELLA and wife Kim SONNET, Debra LOOSEMORE, Sheri LOOSEMORE, Lauri LOOSEMORE and husband Brian WALL, Cheryl BOUSQUET, Marsha BOUSQUET, Chistopher BOUSQUET and wife Kristen JACKLIN. Great grandfather of nine. Brother of James and wife Ann, Wilber and wife Marie and sister Florence and husband Arnet THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, all predeceased. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at Island Funeral Home with burial in Mountainview Cemetery.

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THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-01-16 published
Annie M. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON
By Marcia DANIEL Thursday, January 16, 2003, Page A22
Wife, mother, health care worker, friend, grandmother, great-grandmother. Born January 11, 1910, in East Williams Township, Ontario. Died February 5, 2002, in Strathroy, Ontario, aged 92.
Annie Marie CHARLTON's mother died when Annie was 12. Annie quit school to help raise her six-year-old sister. I remember her telling me about one of the saddest days in her young life: the day their horse was sent off to battle during the First World War She watched as he was led down the lane-way, and she knew in her heart he'd never come back.
Married in 1930 to Simon THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, one-time reeve of East Williams, they had nine children. Their first years together were difficult. It was the Depression and they had a large family to raise. Annie made all their clothes, canned their own fruits and vegetables and helped Simon with the farm chores. They got by.
In 1953, a tornado levelled Annie and Simon's homestead, killing Simon and their five-year-old daughter, Dorothy. Annie shielded their youngest daughter Judy, 3, as the house fell down around them, severely injuring herself, but saving Judy's life. (Judy is my mother.)
Mourning the loss of her husband and daughter and hospitalized for months, Annie faced an uncertain future, raising her children on her own. Even in this state, she would say, "There is always someone worse off than me." There was no time to feel sorry for oneself, no sense in self-pity. She and her young family returned to the farm and rebuilt. When Judy, the youngest, was in school, Annie went to work at a local nursing home and later, at age 65, became certified as a health care aide worker.
Annie went on to create a life of her own, through her work, through the Emerald Rebekah Lodge, through her church, the Mary Hastings Homemakers' Club and the Women's Institute. She worked into her 70s and, after retirement, continued to volunteer. She always had a quilt or afghan on the go, and gave the hand-made treasures away to her loved ones.
My earliest memories of Grandma were visits after she had moved to the small town of Parkhill, just north of London, Ontario It didn't matter what time you arrived, or if you had just finished dinner, you had to eat. Her chair at the kitchen table was right beside the refrigerator, so she didn't have far to go to start pulling out leftovers, pies, cheese and pop; always pop, because she knew it was a treat for her grandchildren.
She played a mean game of cards. Cribbage, euchre, gin rummy. She wouldn't tolerate cheating and hated to win in her own home. The guests should win, not the host, she insisted.
Grandma always told you what was on her mind, no holds barred. Whether it was a politician's latest gaffe, a career decision you were about to make, or what to make for lunch, she had an opinion and was never afraid to share it -- just as she shared love, food and laughter. And while traditional in her values and religious beliefs, she believed a woman could, and should, do anything a man could. She was a feminist before her time.
On any given day, Grandma would see 10 to 20 visitors on her doorstep. With 24 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren, this comes as no surprise; she was a hit with the neighborhood children, as well. Her home, the kitchen table in particular, was the virtual centre of the THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON family. She was, in every sense of the word, the matriarch.
Her infectious laugh was almost as big as her heart. I can still see her, throwing her head back and laughing till tears came streaming down her face. She was happiest when surrounded by her family, and the love she gave was limitless.
Marcia DANIEL is the third-youngest grandchild of Annie THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON.

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THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-08 published
Robert E. WHARTON
Peacefully at his home in Bermuda at 8: 25 a.m., Thursday March 6th 2003, at the age of 66, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Gerardina ('Gert') WHARTON for 44 years. Loving son of Mary Elizabeth ('Lil') and the late Hugh WHARTON Sr. Loving father of Richard and friend Janet PARKIN Sandra and husband Kevin SULLIVAN; Bridget and husband Scott ROOS; Robby and wife Katy; and daughter-in-law Caroline. Dear grandfather of Lara and Kendra; Thomas, Jack, Zoë and Ty; Tristin, Nicholas and Jonathan. Survived by his brother Hugh and wife Carmen; sister Mary TULLIS and Don THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON; brother David and wife Christi; and sister-in-law Betty WHARTON. Will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews and many good Friends. Special thanks to Dr. NELLIGAN, Dr. GULLANE and Dr. O'SULLIVAN, for their incredible efforts, support and kindness. Dr. WARRICK and the wonderful staff at Princess Margaret and Toronto General for their support, dedication and kindness. A memorial will be held at The Weston Golf Club on Tuesday March 25, 2003 at 4: 00 pm. 50 Saint Phillips Road, Etobicoke, Ontario ph# 416-241- 8538. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to 'The Wharton head and Neck Centre' at Princess Margaret Hospital c/o The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2M9, (416) 946-6560 We love you and will all dearly miss you. Rest in Peace Dad.

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THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-27 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Peter Mills B.A. L.L.B. Deputy Small Claims Court Judge After a uniquely courageous battle against metastatic prostate cancer, Peter Mills THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, 58 years old, died Friday, March 21, 2003, at Oakville Trafalgar Hospital. Beloved husband and best friend for 25 years to Marlene (née ALLARD.) Fondly remembered by his Aunt Lois Enid MORTON. Predeceased by his parents Dr. George A. and Helen Connie THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Loving brother-in-law, uncle, godfather and friend. Peter graduated from Upper Canada College in 1963, received his undergraduate degree in political science from Western University, his law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, and was admitted to the Bar in 1971. Peter practiced family and criminal law for many years in Toronto. He became a deputy judge in 1980 working in North York and Richmond Hill. In his last years he was advice counsel at the University Ave Courts. Peter will be long acknowledged for his integrity, his peaceful quiet manner and strength in his professional and private lives. Peter was admired and respected by his peers and co- workers. He will be missed by all those who had the good fortune to call him friend. Peter enjoyed traveling and lately, cruising became his passion. Arrangements entrusted to Ward Funeral Home, Oakville. Cremation followed. A celebration of his life for all his Friends and co-workers will take place Sunday, May 4, 1: 00 ­ 6:00, at 2158 Elmhurst Avenue, Oakville. R.S.V.P. 905-842-4463, e-mail ptert@sympatico.ca. Donations may be made to Camp Oochigeas, Kids With Cancer, 60 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 404, Toronto, Ontario M4T 1N5 or Camp Amici, 150 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 204, Toronto M4P 1E8, in Peter's memory.

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THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-04-04 published
Died This Day -- A.Y. JACKSON, 1974
Friday, April 4, 2003 - Page R13
Painter born Alan Young JACKSON in Montreal on October 3, 1882 in 1895, began career in lithography; in 1907, attended Julien Academy in Paris to study impressionism; in 1913, moved to Toronto to share studio with Lawren HARRIS and Tom THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON; from 1915, served in Canadian infantry in France; in 1917, appointed official artist for Canadian war memorials; in 1919, made series of landscape-painting excursions to Northern Ontario with Harris and other Group of Seven artists; in May, 1920, Group of Seven held its first exhibition died in Kleinburg, Ontario

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THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-04-26 published
COLTHART, John Marshall M.D.
Born March 31, 1916 in Rodney, Ontario, died April 24, 2003 in Uxbridge, Ontario. Graduate University of Western Ontario Medicine '42, Major in Royal Canadian Army Medical Corp World War 2 overseas, family physician in East York 1946-1954, industrial physician with Bell Canada in Toronto 1954-1965, Western Electric/American Telephone and Telegraph in Chicago 1965-1969, Xerox in Rochester, New York 1969-1980 before retiring to Beaverton, Ontario and Clearwater, Florida. John was predeceased by his parents, James and Jeanie (THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) COLTHART, and his wife, Shirley Mae (FITCH) M.D., University of Western Ontario Medicine '42. Father (father-in-law) of Jim of San Diego, California, Doctors Carol (Bob) BROCK in North York, Ontario, Peggy (Bob) McCALLA in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Alice (Rick) DANIEL in Calgary, Alberta and Joan (Dave) ROBERTSON in Shortsville, New York; grandfather of Christie COLTHART, Lisa (Andrew) SCHNEPPENHEIM, John Michael COLTHART, Mike BROCK, Heather (Tom) WHEELER, Catherine BROCK, Andy McCALLA, Matt (Jen) McCALLA, Jen (Dan) BEDETTE, James ROBERTSON, Shirley and Sarah DANIEL and great-grandfather of Christie's son, Kyle BURGESS. He was loved, respected and treasured by family, Friends and patients alike. A celebration of his life will be held at Markham Bible Chapel, 50 Cairns Drive, Markham, Ontario, west of McGowan Road, south from 16th Avenue, on Monday, May 5, 2003 at 2: 00 p.m. In remembrance, donations can be made to the Shirley M. Colthart Fund (c/o John P. Robarts Research Institute, P.O. Box 5015, London, Ontario N6A 5K8), or the Trans-Canada Trail Foundation or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Mangan Funeral Home, Beaverton, Ontario (705) 426-5777.

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THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-06 published
Arline GORELLE
By Nancy THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON Tuesday, May 6, 2003 - Page A18
Wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, choreographer, dancer. Born September 12, 1932, in Toronto. Died November 26, 2002, in Orangeville, Ontario, of cancer, aged 70.
Arline danced her way through life. When she was at the University of Toronto, her love of dancing shone through. She choreographed creative pieces for the engineers' annual show, Skule Night. As well, the Varsity Review took her on memorable trips to McGill University in Montreal and Princeton in the United States.
Arline was famous for sharing the stage at the Canadian National Exhibition with such celebrities as Danny Kaye, Bob Hope and Victor Borge. The Canadettes, as the chorus line was called, followed behind the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride on their way to the stage, making footing somewhat treacherous. Finishing the show, the dancers ran backstage, fireworks falling overhead. Arline loved showbiz!
University days were exciting for her. Classes in anthropology, where she dreamed of archeological digs in Egypt, and in English Literature with Northrop FRYE, were her favourites.
After graduation from university and The Ontario College of Education, Arline worked as a teacher, then as phys-ed co-ordinator and as a vice-principal for the Peel Board of Education. While working full-time and raising two children, she also received her M.A. in education.
Her marriage to Gary (and family soon after), became her top priority. Arl fervently believed in motherhood and was determined to lay a solid foundation for their children. One friend remembers Christmases when she and Arline dressed their little ones to the hilt: Arline's daughter Lianne in a white fur coat at the age of 3, big brother David in trousers, shirt, jacket and tie. Off they went, with Nana May and Auntie Betty joyfully following, to visit Santa Claus; then to the Arcadian Court for lunch. Arline worked at creating a sense of family and nourished it with ongoing family traditions.
She always had a dream: her dream of the perfect home came true with the acquisition of Lissadell, their farm at Violet Hill. There she welcomed Friends, children and grandchildren, who loved to be with her, enjoying the pastoral life. Garden Island, their cottage, reverberated with joy even during days without electricity and with an outhouse in the woods!
"Club" was a big part of Arline's life. Most called it the Study Group, but to Arl, it was a special club of 16 close women-friends who have learned and laughed together for 40 years. She loved the mind-expanding challenge of presenting her yearly speech. Despite her refusal to use computers, faxes and answering machines, she always managed to give the best talk of the year. One member referred to her as "a great and shining person." "If I were a poet, " said another, "Arl would be one of my muses. She cared and she listened and this caring gave strength to the whole circle."
Arline's love of the arts and dance led to involvement with the Dufferin Arts Council where she transformed the speakers' luncheons and assisted with fundraising. One year she orchestrated a men's kick-line. This group of 60ish-year-old men, dressed in flowing skirts, rehearsed weekly and Arline refused to give them their coffee and cookies until they got their steps just right. A fun fundraiser!
As a tribute to Arline, the council established The Arline Gorelle Award for Excellence in the Field of Dance; donations support students pursuing dance studies.
She gave of herself and her greatest gift was true Friendship. "Friends are angels, " she said, "who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly." Arline was the angel in our lives.
Nancy THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON wrote this with help from Lianne GORELLE.

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THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON 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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THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-13 published
Reginald George THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON
By Otto M. RADOSTITS Tuesday, May 13, 2003 - Page A20
Father, husband, brother, grandfather, veterinary professor. Born April 7, 1934, in Woodstock, Ontario Died December 14, 2002, of Alzheimer's disease, aged 68.
Reginald George THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Reg) was raised on a dairy farm. He graduated with honours from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1959. Following two years of veterinary practise in Fisherville, Ontario, he returned to the college for postgraduate studies in veterinary pathology, earning a Master's in 1963. This was followed by a PhD from Cornell University and certification in the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. He was appointed to the faculty of the Ontario Veterinary College, and soon became a professor; he became head of the Department of Veterinary Pathology in 1968.
He loved teaching and sharing his knowledge with undergraduate and graduate students; he had high expectations of them. Known as "Dr. T", he would ask individual students to examine a lesion during the necropsy of an animal. Standing beside the student, he would ask, "What do you see? What does it mean?" Students came prepared for their classes and, as veterinarians, talked about their experiences with "Dr. T" many years later.
While on a sabbatical leave in Kenya, he stood in the corridor of the veterinary college and asked students to come in and look at the specimens on display. This began his interest in helping postgraduate veterinary students from Africa. Reg's excellent publication record in veterinary pathology included two well-recognized textbooks.
In 1979, he was appointed planning co-ordinator for the proposed Atlantic Veterinary College. Although the need for a veterinary college in Atlantic Canada had been determined, its location was controversial. Ultimately, Charlottetown was selected and Dr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON was appointed as Founding Dean; the first class of 52 students was accepted in 1986. In planning the college, Reg worked diligently with government agencies, animal production associations, veterinarians, and user groups to ensure that the college met the needs of Atlantic Canadians. A unique feature of the teaching and research program of the college is the Fish Health Unit, which specializes in enhancing the growth of a healthy fisheries industry in the area.
Reg's interest in history resulted in a museum in the foyer of the college where artifacts of veterinary history, such as instruments used by veterinarians in the past, are on display. Collecting whale bones around the shores ofPrince Edward Island was also one of Reg's passions. One bone was huge: a whale's vertebra, now prominently displayed in the museum. When full accreditation was granted to the college, special reference was made to the museum by officials from both the Canadian and American Veterinary Medical Associations, describing the exhibition as exceptional.
Reg received many professional kudos over the years, including honorary degrees from the University of Prince Edward Island and the University of Guelph. He was justifiably proud of the work he did.
He enjoyed camping and travelling with his wife Helen and three daughters and thrived on adventure. Roughing it was always the way to go.
Listening to big band music was a passion; he loved the music of Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, and the other greats.
In 1991, when diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, he resigned as dean; one year later, he and Helen moved back to their hometown of Woodstock. He lived at home for six years before entering Woodingford Lodge. He died peacefully surrounded by his family, with big band music in the background.
Otto M. RADOSTITS was a friend and colleague of Reg THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON.

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THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-20 published
He helped build a media giant
Newly graduated accountant brought order to Thomson Corp. in early days
By Allison LAWLOR Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - Page R7
The astute accountant who provided the financial wizardry to pull the fledgling Thomson Corp. through its shaky early days and see it become one of the world's greatest media enterprises, has died. Sydney CHAPMAN was 93.
With Roy THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Jack Kent COOKE, Mr. CHAPMAN helped transform a Depression-era Northern Ontario radio station and The Timmins Press into Canada's largest newspaper group.
By the 1970s, with the aid of Mr. CHAPMAN's guiding hand, Thomson Corp. owned 180 newspapers, including The Times of London, 160 magazines, 27 television and radio stations and interests in North Sea oil.
"He certainly did great things for my father in the early days when my father desperately needed a right-hand man of his calibre and his integrity," said Roy THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON's son, Kenneth THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON.
"Of all the things he did, the thing I will be most grateful to Sid for is the fact that he was there when my dad needed him and he never, ever let him down."
Mr. CHAPMAN was a newly graduated accountant working at Silverwood Dairies in London, Ontario, when he answered a help-wanted ad Roy THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON had placed for a financial man. Soon after being hired, Mr. CHAPMAN moved to the northern Ontario town of Timmins to sort out the finances of the growing media company.
"I didn't have any equity in Silverwood's; I was just an employee and my superiors were not old," he is quoted as saying in Susan GOLDENBERG's book The Thomson Empire. "I wanted to join something that was going somewhere and have equity in it."
At the time, Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Mr. COOKE and a secretary shared one room in a Toronto building. Roy THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON began buying radio stations and newspapers in Northern Ontario in the 1930s and bought his first newspaper in Canada, The Timmins Press, in 1934.
"Roy was so busy on the telephone, he could hardly talk to me. I had been making $40 a week at Silverwood's and Roy agreed to pay me $45," Mr. CHAPMAN said of the initial meeting.
Mr. CHAPMAN also insisted on buying $10,000 worth of stock in the company. Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, not keen on the idea of anyone but himself owning stock in his company, said he would discuss this proposal with Mr. CHAPMAN at the end of his first month.
"At that time, he asked if I had the cash and said, 'That settles it,' when I said I didn't. But I was determined to have that stock," Mr. CHAPMAN said.
The young accountant went to the Bank of Nova Scotia manager in Timmins, where he was working at the time, and asked for a $10,000 loan. For collateral, he offered his group insurance. It took more than two decades for Mr. CHAPMAN's investment to become worthwhile. "I didn't get any dividends for 22 years but when the company went public, there was a 30 to one split," Mr. CHAPMAN said.
Sydney (Sid) CHAPMAN was born on January 22, 1910, in Bromley, England, on the border of London. One of five children born to Robert CHAPMAN, a house painter who had been wounded in the First World War, and his wife Sarah, the family scraped by with little money. When Mr. CHAPMAN was still a young boy, the family packed up and emigrated to Canada, making their way to Toronto.
Not long after arriving in the new country, Robert CHAPMAN decided he didn't like the place and wanted to return home to England. His wife decided not to join him. Left to raise the children alone, Mrs. CHAPMAN took a job cooking and cleaning for a wealthy family. Sid got a job as an office boy at what is now Deloitte & Touche. While working there, he completed his high-school equivalency through Queen's University and went on to earn his chartered accountant certificate.
After spending five years at Silverwood Dairies, Mr. CHAPMAN began his long relationship with the THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON family. Arriving in Timmins, Mr. CHAPMAN found the business affairs of the newspaper and radio station in less than immaculate order.
Mr. CHAPMAN complained to Roy THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON about the cramped office space and CKGB's accounts and files being stacked in the bathroom and having to keep all his own books in a suitcase.
"Yes, well, that's why we got you up here -- to straighten things out," Roy THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON replied.
Mr. CHAPMAN did just that. He was so reliable that Roy THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON put him in charge of his northern business at the end of 1940, less than a year after he was hired. In the early days, the job was a balancing act. "I used to say about Roy's motto of 'Never a backward step, ' that he had better not step backwards or he would fall in a hole," Mr. CHAPMAN said in The Thomson Empire.
Mr. CHAPMAN got involved in the northern community through the Kinsmen service club, eventually becoming its president. It was in Timmins where he met his future wife Ruby, who was born and raised in Northern Ontario. The couple married in 1948 and had two sons. The couple later moved to Toronto with the growing Thomson company.
Mr. CHAPMAN told his young bride that he intended to work long hours. Even his honeymoon was a business trip to look into the purchase of a newspaper in Jamaica, said his son, Neil.
"He loved to work," said Neil CHAPMAN. " There was always a love of what he was doing. There was no way he was going back to being poor."
His most gratifying business moment was travelling back to England in the 1960s to be part of the acquisition of The Times of London, said Neil CHAPMAN. He was so proud to be with Roy THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and to be staying at the grand Savoy Hotel after his poor beginnings in life, Neil CHAPMAN said.
Mr. CHAPMAN's financial skill extended beyond the balance sheets. He played a large role in the addition of trucking and insurance to the Thomson empire. The origin of Dominion-Consolidated Truck Lines is said to have been linked to Mr. CHAPMAN's habit of eating breakfast at Kresge's, a five-and-ten-cent chain, in Timmins in the 1940s.
"I used to sit at the counter beside a trucker named Barney QUINN who wanted my advice on buying the trucking business of Ford cars from a Windsor widow.
"Although the trucks were rusty, with bald tires, and business was slow because of the war, I expected a revival in business and decided to go in on the venture," Mr. CHAPMAN said in The Thomson Empire.
Roy THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON tried to dissuade him, saying he didn't know that business or have the money. After some persuasion, Mr. CHAPMAN convinced him to invest. They went on to buy smaller firms and consolidated them under Dominion-Consolidated.
Mr. CHAPMAN was also a force behind the acquiring of Scottish and York Insurance, growing out of his belief in consolidation and lowering expenses.
"He was a good and tough negotiator," said Toronto lawyer John TORY, who began working for Roy THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON in the 1950s. "He negotiated a lot of deals for the Thomson group.... He liked to win."
Kenneth THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON said that what he learned most from his early days working with Mr. CHAPMAN was his positive attitude toward life and people. "He was an extremely positive person. He loved people."
Described as a cheerful and decent man, Mr. CHAPMAN retired from the position of senior financial vice-president at Thomson Newspapers in 1975, but remained as senior vice-president of the Woodbridge Co. and as a director of Thomson Newspapers until 1982.
After retiring from Thomson, Mr. CHAPMAN had no intention of slowing down. He commuted daily into his 80s to a private Bay Street investment office he ran with his two sons. While he was extremely hard-working, serious and focused, he did allow himself to have some fun. He enjoyed golfing and ballroom dancing.
"He loved to dance with his wife Ruby," Mr. TORY said. "They danced well together."
Mr. CHAPMAN, who died on May 9, leaves Ruby, his wife of 55 years, and sons Neil and Glen.
"Dad was a good judge of character and he certainly judged Sid well indeed," Kenneth THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON said. "He was so dedicated and so extraordinarily loyal."

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THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-23 published
PERDUE, Canon Richard Keith
Died at Toronto on May 22nd, 2003 at the age of 94. son of the Reverend R. and Mrs. PERDUE of Walkerton. Graduated from Ridley College, St. Catharines and Trinity College, Toronto. Predeceased by his dear wife Evelyn (BILLESDON) after 59 years of happiness together. Father of Ann K. (MOORE) and Richard R. (Q.C.) and John M., all of Toronto. He will also be missed by Gordon MOORE, son-in-law, Wanda PERDUE, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren Kimberly Ann and John Keith PERDUE, and Suzanne and Jay MOORE. He was the brother of Mrs. M.B. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Port Hope, Mrs. K.N. RISK of Toronto and Mr. H.M. PERDUE of British Columbia. He served parishes at Lakeview, Aurora, St. Matthew's Toronto and St. Matthew's Islington. While posted in Toronto he was long associated with the social service work of the Diocese. He also served in his retirement as an Assistant at St. Nathaniel Episcopal Church in North Port, Florida for 20 years. From 1942 to 1946 he served with the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division. Having landed in Normandy on D-Day, he served in Europe until the end of the war. He was demobilized with the rank of Major. For many years after the war he was Chaplain for the Queen's York Rangers. The service will be held at St. Matthew's Anglican Church, Islington, 3962 Bloor Street West (east of Hwy. 427) on Monday, May 26, 2003 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Huntsville Memorial Hospital Foundation, 354 Muskoka Road 3 North, Huntsville, Ontario P1H 1H7.

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THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-30 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Neil Alexander
Born in Morriston, Swansea, South Wales. Died at home on May 29, 2003 at age 77. Dear husband of Suzanne COUSLAND. Fondly remembered by family and Friends. The funeral service will be held in the Chapel of the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West on Monday, June 2 at 3: 00 p.m. with a reception to follow in the Park Room of the funeral home. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, the Alzheimer Society of Metro Toronto or the charity of your choice.

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THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-06-09 published
PASK, William Arnold (Bill)
Died at home Friday, June 6, 2003 after a brief but difficult experience with cancer. He faced his illness with courage and dignity and died peacefully in the presence of his family. Bill was a long time employee of the Toronto Board of Education in the photographic/audiovisual department. After his early retirement he began a new career in film, print and television. In this second career that spanned more than a decade, Bill appeared in over a hundred movies, television shows and commercial advertisements. A the time of his death, Bill was working on his memoirs, a project that had occupied him for the last year.
Bill is survived by his wife Eleanor, son Andrew, daughter Elizabeth and his brother Don (sister-in-law, Audrey). He is predeceased by his parents Clarence and Daisy and brothers Cliff and Roy. His many family members and Friends will remember him for his kindness, generosity and unique sense of humour.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. David KENDAL of the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care of Mount Sinai, St. Elizabeth Health Care especially Britt Westdahl, VHA Home Healthcare, especially Gloria THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Cheri WILSON of the North York Community Care Access Centre. It was the care each provided in concert with the support and caring of many Friends and family that made it possible for Bill to remain in the comfort of his home with his family during his illness.
The family will welcome Friends from 2: 00-3:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2003 in the chapel of Saint John's Anglican Church York Mills, 19 Don Ridge Drive. The service will follow at 3: 00 in the church with interment following in the church cemetery. A reception will be held in the church.
In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to the Temmy Latner Centre (416-586-4800 ext. 7884), St. Elizabeth Health Care (416-498-8600) Interlink Community Cancer Nurses (416-599-5465) or a charity of your choice.

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THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-06-14 published
SMITH, Ian Wilson (October 5, 1935 - June 8, 2003)
Ian died with great dignity, after a valiant struggle with cancer ending in the caring environment of Lisaard House, Cambridge, surrounded by loving Friends and family. Deepest thanks to the staff at Lisaard House and Hopesprings who provided a beacon of compassion during his struggle. Ian had an extensive career in marketing after graduating from McGill University. In later years, he had his own marketing consulting business. We will remember his great love of the outdoors with a deep affection for Caledon and the Grand River. His enthusiasm for the people and things he loved, his wonderful command of the English language combined with strong opinions and a dry sense of humour made him a colourful conversationalist. Ian was deeply moved by the caring Friendship of Beth SALHANY, Chaplin Ken BEAL, Joe and Getta DOYLE, Jim PUTT, Diane SIROIS, Desmay SMITH and many other special Friends who helped him on his journey. Ian, son of the late Sydney SMITH, will be greatly missed by his daughter Megan THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (daughter of Daphne SMITH) son-in-law Mike THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and granddaughters Kendra and Kristen. He is survived by his daughter Jennifer FOX, granddaughter Chaelene, mother Dorothy, sister Diane COVINGTON, niece and nephew Tara and Tom McMURTY. Donations can be sent to Lisaard House, Cambridge (519) 650-1121 in Ian's memory.

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THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-06-17 published
SMITH, Ian Wilson (October 5, 1935 - June 8, 2003)
Ian died with great dignity, after a valiant struggle with cancer ending in the caring environment of Lisaard House, Cambridge, surrounded by loving Friends and family. Deepest thanks to the staff at Lisaard House and Hopesprings who provided a beacon of compassion during his struggle. Ian had an extensive career in marketing after graduating from McGill University. In later years, he had his own marketing consulting business. We will remember his great love of the outdoors with a deep affection for Caledon and the Grand River. His enthusiasm for the people and things he loved, his wonderful command of the English language combined with strong opinions and a dry sense of humour made him a colourful conversationalist. Ian was deeply moved by the caring Friendship of Beth SALHANY, Chaplin Ken BEAL, Joe and Getta DOYLE, Jim PUTT, Diane SIROIS, Desmay SMITH and many other special Friends who helped him on his journey. Ian, son of the late Sydney SMITH, will be greatly missed by his daughter Megan THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (daughter of Daphne SMITH) son-in-law Mike THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and granddaughters Kendra and Kristen. He is survived by his daughter Jennifer FOX, granddaughter Chaelene, mother Dorothy, sister Diane COVINGTON, niece and nephew Tara and Tom McMURTRY. Donations can be sent to Lisaard House, Cambridge (519) 650-1121 in Ian's memory.

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THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-07-08 published
John Marshall COLTHART
By Alice DANIEL Tuesday, July 8, 2003 - Page A18
Doctor, golfer, storyteller, husband, father. Born March 31, 1916, in Rodney, Ontario Died April 24, in Uxbridge, Ontario, of cancer complications, aged 87.
son of James and Jeanie (THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) COLTHART, both devoted parents, John always had fond memories of his youth. Growing up in such a close-knit community also generated great stories involving: classmates and teachers at Rodney/Dutton schools, baseball, music, Boy Scouts, learning how to drive on the country roads with his Dad's model T Ford, and helping his Dad construct homes and other buildings, including raising a barn in one day. He proceeded to medical school at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, where he met Shirley Mae FITCH. One can only imagine the upheaval in their lives during 1942 as both graduated from University of Western Ontario Medicine, were married April 4, and interned together at Toronto East General Hospital. In the same year, John joined the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps and Shirley began working at a major psychiatric hospital in Toronto.
After some training at Camp Borden and a brief leave with Shirley in Nova Scotia, John sailed overseas in a convoy. He witnessed many demoralizing traumas during the Second World War, which he rarely talked about. However, John recognized and shared how much the experience furthered his medical education, enhancing both his surgical skills and bedside manner; he was honoured to serve as a Major in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corp until months after the official armistice. As an only child, he appreciated the intense camaraderie of his army buddies, just as he enjoyed a broad spectrum of classmates, colleagues and neighbours throughout his life.
He returned to Shirley in Toronto in 1946 and saw his son Jim, by then aged 22 months, for the first time. As the family expanded with the addition of four daughters (Carol, Peggy, Alice and Joan) to his flock, he established himself as a family physician in East York, a practice he continued until 1954.
John then served as an industrial physician with Bell Canada in Toronto 1954-65, Western Electric/American Telephone and Telegraph in Chicago 1965-69, Xerox in Rochester, New York 1969-80 before he retired to Beaverton, Ontario, Clearwater, Florida, and Shortsville, N.Y.
Both John and Shirley enjoyed travelling to visit Friends and family near and far, or keeping in touch by telephone. They also remained active supporters of their medical societies, Denison University, University of Western Ontario and the Robarts Research Foundation; John established the Shirley M. Colthart fund at Robarts after Shirley died on September 26, 1995. On his own the past seven years, John got around still (and not just around the golf course). His travels took him as far as Australia. His mobility was particularly remarkable since he started struggling with cancer in 2000.
It is unfortunate that this physician, who was so respected by his patients for his healing ways, his clinical acumen, his encouragement and his generosity, would have had his own cancer diagnosis and treatment delayed a year by apparent misdiagnosis. He then benefited from the masterly care of a number of doctors, volunteers, and many others.
John considered it a miracle that he survived the first year of treatment. He was relatively well for nearly two years, but ended up in the Markham-Stouffville Hospital with an infection in mid-March. He did not have severe acute respiratory syndrome, but was in quarantine there and moved to the Uxbridge Hospital, extending his quarantine for a total of 19 days. His 87th birthday passed with the family unable to see him.
Once the quarantine was lifted, his family members took turns staying at his side, but it was clear it would be tough for him to turn things around.
Alice DANIEL is John's daughter.

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THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-08-18 published
BIRKS, Helen Thompson
Died peacefully on August 16, 2003, in Montreal, in her 92nd year. Predeceased by her husband John E. BIRKS. Dear mother of Sally BONGARD (Strachan), Barbara WYBAR and Peter BIRKS. Cherished grandmother of Sarah, Ashley and John HENNESSY, Caroline, Jonathan and James WYBAR, Nicola Wybar THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, and Michael BIRKS. Survived by her brother Alan G. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and sister June PASHKEVITCH. Predeceased by brothers Richard THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, John Munroe THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and sister Margaret LAY. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 19, 2003 at St. Andrew's and St. Paul's Church (3415 Redpath Street, Montreal), at 2 p.m. Memorial service will be held in Metis Beach, Little Metis Presbyterian Church, on Friday, August 22nd, 2003. Donations in memory of Helen BIRKS may be made to McGill University, Attention Libraries (3605 de la Montagne, Montreal, Quebec H3G 2M1) or to the Little Metis Presbyterian Church Outreach, c/o 21 Beach Road, Metis Beach, Quebec G0J 1S0.

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THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-08-19 published
LEWIS, Paul
Paul Lewis, age 90, died suddenly on Saturday, August 16, 2003 in Pembroke, Ontario. Beloved husband of Sarah Boone LEWIS (nee SMITH) and devoted father to Christine LEWIS (Gary CHANG;) Marion LEWIS (Billie BROCK;) Alan LEWIS (Kerry CALVERT.) Grandfather to Georgia BARKER, Robert CHANG and Ray LEWIS. Predeceased by sister Mary THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Brother-in-law to Davis (Catherine) SMITH of Sarnia Ontario; uncle to Ian THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, the late Scott SMITH, and Grant, Sally Ross SMITH and Price SMITH. Paul was born in Toronto to Marion and Thomas LEWIS. He lived a full and varied life working as a chemical engineer on three continents. Raising his family in Deep River, Ontario, he retired from the Atomic Energy of Canada to Beachburg, Ontario where he continued his interest in gardening and his love of nature. A reception to celebrate his life for family and Friends will be held at Supples Landing Retirement Home in Pembroke on Friday August 22 at 2: 00. In lieu of flowers, a donation to your favourite charity would be appreciated.

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THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-09-12 published
NESBITT, Robert Samuel
Born 26 April 1913, died peacefully 11 September 2003, of complications following a broken hip, in his ninety-first year. Beloved husband of Jean (née BOOTH) and loving father of Catherine (Bob LECKEY,) Shelagh (Doug WHITFIELD) and Robbie (deceased.) Proud grandfather of Bill (Shelly,) Rob and Aaron (Lynne DESPRES) WHITFIELD and of Amelia BAILEY (Mark) and Robert LECKEY (Josý NAVAS) and great-grandfather of Amy and Ashley WHITFIELD and of Corbin BAILEY. Predeceased by sisters Joyce (Clarence LOCKWOOD,) Patricia (Ben THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) and, in childhood, Eleanor and brother George. Bob's life was marked by his dedication to his family, Friends, neigbours, church and community. The family will receive Friends at the Walas Funeral Home, 130 Main Street, Brighton on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held from St. Paul's Anglican Church, Brighton on Monday, September 15th at 1 o'clock. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery Cemetery, Brighton. As an expression of sympathy, donations to St. Paul's Anglican Church, Belleville Hospital or The Red Cross, care of Box 96, Brighton, Ontario K0K 1H0, would be appreciated by the family.

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THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-09-17 published
Malcolm "Mac" THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON
By Beth THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON Wednesday, September 17, 2003 - Page A26
Husband, father, grandfather, entrepreneur. Born May 1, 1936, in Montreal. Died March 13, in Lindsay, Ontario, of cancer, aged From a very early age, Mac was intrigued with the workings of the world and anxious to find his place in it. It didn't take him long to land his first job, as a 12-year-old delivering telegrams on bicycle throughout hilly Montreal, and later, grocery orders, thrilled with every small tip he received. Over the course of the next few years he would hold a variety of jobs, assisting a number of uncles in their wide-ranging business ventures including one who trained horses at Blue Bonnets racetrack, one who ran a house painting company, and one who owned a cigar store on Sherbrooke Street. As the only child of John and Gertie THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, he regaled his parents often with work anecdotes. Story-telling was a trait Mac cultivated early and called upon often throughout his life.
Growing up in the east end of Montreal, his first life lessons were learned on the street: how to speak French and how to make Friends quickly, two traits he proudly carried with him throughout his life. After graduating from Sir George Williams (now Concordia University,) he married his high-school girlfriend, Ann SCOTT, in 1958, and accepted a job with Armstrong Cork in Montreal. Two children soon followed, Steve and Beth, and then a few job transfers with Armstrong, first to Waterloo, Quebec, and then to Lindsay, Ontario, in the capacity of plant manager of Britton Carpets. It was in Lindsay that his third child, Max, was born.
He left the carpet mill in the early 1970s to begin living his real dream -- working in the hospitality industry. He built a small inn in Lindsay, the Red Carpet Inn, starting with just 12 rooms and a restaurant. Over time, and with the help of his family and business partners, he successfully grew the business to include 64 guest rooms, several banquet facilities, a restaurant and bar.
In 1988, widowed and aged 52, Mac was at a place in life where others might start to slow down. He chose to gear up. He found love again and began sharing his life with Judy MATTE, whom he married in 1990, welcoming her two grown children Dan and Julie.
By this time, Mac had sold the Red Carpet Inn and was initiating a new chapter in his career: Pizza Hut. The first franchise was built in Lindsay, and within a few years, he and his family had grown the business to include 18 stores: 11 in Ontario (including one Taco Bell and one Kentucky Fried Chicken) and seven in Quebec.
Throughout his career, Mac was active with a number of organizations, most notably serving as the charter treasurer of the Lindsay Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation from January 1989 to June 1992. He also offered his services as party treasurer of the Victoria-Haliburton Liberal Party. In a business capacity, Mac sat on numerous committees for the Pizza Hut/Tricon organization.
His efforts did not go unnoticed: he won the 1988 National Pizza Hut Franchisee of the Year Award, the 1994 Franchise Business Consultant Award and the 2001 Tricon Global Partnering Award.
Mac was not immune to tragedy, having to endure the death of his son Steve in 1999, but he bore it bravely, choosing to focus his positive energy and ever-ready sense of humour on his growing family, which had expanded to include eight grandchildren and a number of daughters- and sons-in-law.
Although many will remember Mac for his keen business sense, his real legacy is his staunch belief in the indomitability of the human spirit, never losing sight of what tomorrow had to offer. As he was fond of telling his grandchildren, "Keep the faith," a motto he himself practised until the end.
Beth THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON is Mac's daughter.

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THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-09-30 published
CARON, Joseph Ross
Ross passed away peacefully at The Westmount, Kitchener, on Monday, September 29, 2003, at the age of 72 years. Ross was predeceased by his loving wife, Pegi, who died of cancer in 1998. Cherished father of Denise and her husband Steve BRAUN, Heather, and Yvonne and her husband Jim SCHMIEDENDORF. Proud grandfather of Michelle and her husband Shawn THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Bryan ANDREWS, Megan and Lucas SCHMIEDENDORF, and great-grand_son Jacob THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Survived by his sister, Virginia WRIGHT of Kemptville. Predeceased by his parents, Armand and Phyllis CARON.
Ross was born in Toronto, Ontario, on August 5, 1931, and married Pegi in 1953. In 1954 Ross became a Chartered Accountant, and achieved a lifetime membership in that esteemed organization. Ross was an accomplished swimmer who swam competitively as a youth, at a Masters level with the R.O.W. swim club, and he coached young swimmers in New Hamburg with the Aquatic Aces and the New Hamburg Special Olympics.
He was a kind and gentle man who will be sorely missed by his family and Friends. A special thank you to the staff at the Westmount for their kindness and caring.
Friends are invited to share their memories of Ross with his family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, Ontario on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 from 2-3 p.m.
A memorial service to celebrate Ross's life will take place on Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.
In memory of Ross, donations to the Ontario Special Olympics would be appreciated which may be arranged through the funeral home at 519-745-8445 or www.edwardrgood.com

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THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-10-07 published
Jonathan SWALLOW
By Chris MALETTE Tuesday, October 7, 2003 - Page A24
Teacher, educational software consultant, ski and soccer coach, and dad. Born in Glenn Ridge, N.J., on April 20, 1958. Died April 27 in Stirling, Ontario, of sudden heart failure, aged 45.
Kids who love a cold day on a fast ski hill, somewhat sedentary soccer moms and dads who liked to break an occasional sweat and, strangely, frogs everywhere will miss Jonathan SWALLOW. Jonathan was 45 when, in the prime of an athletic and active life, his heart -- harbouring a hidden, undiagnosed ailment that affected the rhythm of the organ -- betrayed an otherwise vibrant man in his prime.
Born in suburban New Jersey and educated at Syracuse University, Jonathan came to Canada in the 1980s to undertake graduate studies at McMaster University where he met the woman who would become his wife, Mary Ellen THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. He went on to achieve his PhD at the University of Toronto.
In his professional career, Jonathan was lauded by scholars for his cutting-edge work in interactive learning software. At Waterloo, he collaborated with professor Norm SCOTT and the Centre for Learning and Teaching Through Technology -- or LT3 -- to create a program that allows biology students to dissect frogs in a virtual environment, on computer, without harming a single amphibian.
After moving to Stirling, north of Belleville, Ontario, and beginning a family there, Jonathan made fast and strong Friends in the local amateur theatre community. He helped get couch-potato parents off the sofa for an adult soccer league and coached in the Stirling and District Minor Soccer League. But Jonathan truly came to the fore on the ski slopes of Ontario.
Batawa Ski Club holds many memories of Jonathan. During the winter he was either on the road, at a ski race, over by the fireplace talking earnestly with a parent, sitting at a table with his family and Friends or on the hill having a great time with his racers.
At a moving and funny, yet surreal, memorial service for Jonathan at the tatty but active ski club in May, one of Jonathan's closest Friends and fellow Batawa racing coach, Jeff DURISH, remembered Jonathan's dual sense of duty and of fun: "The Rookie program, for children not old enough to travel with a league team, had fallen on hard times and nobody had run it for a number of years. Jonathan phoned me and talked me into helping him revive the program. Helping Jonathan was one of the best decisions that I have ever made. I always meant to thank him for it, now I wish I had."
Jonathan would always show up to practice with a backpack full of beanbags, ropes and bungee cords, his arms full of bamboo poles and his head full of crazy ideas. All the other coaches would scratch their heads and marvel at the weird and wonderful drills he came up with -- four kids hanging onto a bamboo pole doing 360s down the hill, racers hanging onto long ropes as they carved big turns around beanbags. Those crazy beanbags were always strewn across the hill.
Of course there were always the weird songs and dances to go along with the drills. It was effective, it was amazing, it was silly, it was fun, it was wonderful and full of joy -- it was Jonathan.
"Jonathan was an exceptional coach because he was a great teacher, an inventor and a child at heart," said brother-in-law Rob TERRY.
Jonathan leaves wife Mary Ellen, daughter Jenny Lee and son Joseph, as well as scores of grateful soccer kids, skiers and leopard frogs everywhere who croak their thanks for a life well lived.
Chris MALETTE is a ski dad who shared a mug or two of hot chocolate with Jonathan SWALLOW.

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THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-18 published
Crash kills promising teen
By Jonathan FOWLIE, Thursday, December 18, 2003 - Page A18
An 18-year-old man was killed and another seriously injured when their white Toyota Celica slammed into a hydro pole yesterday afternoon on Kingston Road near Danforth Avenue.
Allen BELLEHUMEUR died immediately, and was identified by his distraught parents who arrived at the scene shortly after the crash.
His close friend, Chris THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, was in the passenger seat and was rushed to intensive care at St. Michael's Hospital. He was in critical condition last night after suffering internal head injuries.
Mr. BELLEHUMEUR graduated from nearby Birchmount Park Collegiate last year, where Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON was still attending classes.
Darryl MOREY, a physical-education teacher at the school, described Mr. BELLEHUMEUR as a driven student who was always pushing to improve himself. "I know academically he did very well. He fought for everything he could get. He hated getting a 70 [per cent]."
Mr. MOREY, who has been teaching for 16 years, said Mr. BELLEHUMEUR also loved hockey and was a "huge Leaf fan" who often wore the team's jersey.
Mr. BELLEHUMEUR was engaged to his long-time girl friend, the daughter of a teacher at Birchmount Park and a student at the school, Mr. MOREY said. The young man's parents run a variety store on Danforth Avenue, Mr. MOREY said, where the teenager used to work.
The school held an emergency staff meeting yesterday at which a crisis counsellor delivered the news of the crash, the teacher said. Students will be given the news today.
Police said yesterday afternoon that Mr. BELLEHUMEUR had been "changing lanes erratically" when his car jumped a small median on the ramp where Danforth Avenue feeds onto Kingston Road.
After the car cleared the median, it swerved across two lanes before knocking over a hydro pole, Sergeant Rob GREGORY of traffic services said last night.
Skid marks showed the path the car took over the median and directly into the hydro post, which broke in many places as a result of the collision. After hitting the post, the car bounced back onto the road and came to rest on its roof.
No one else was hurt and no other cars were involved in the collision. Sgt. GREGORY said that the teens had definitely not been drinking but that "speed certainly will be a factor we will be looking at."

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THORBURN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-10-29 published
KELLY, Thomas Patrick " Tim" (1922 - 2003)
Tim KELLY of Bromley Avenue, Moncton, died peacefully at the Moncton Hospital on Monday October 27, 2003. He was born in Toronto on October 18, 1922 and was the son of the late Emmett and Barbara (DOLLY) KELLY. Tim worked as a senior executive with Canadian Marconi Company, Montreal, Quebec and a business owner of the electronics distributor Keldon Electronics Limited, Pointe Claire, Quebec. In 1979 he established the Moncton, New Brunswick based consumer electronics retailer, Sounds Fantastic Atlantic Limited. As a business leader Tim had a gift for marketing and financial management. He built a strong business that grew and flourished well after his retirement in 1986, which is a legacy to his sound planning and leadership. He was one of the original believers in the United Way and was an active member of the Elks Lodge of Moncton since 1979. As well Tim served with the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1943-1945. Tim is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ivy Anita (née TRUMBLEY) and seven children: Brian (Lynne ARSENEAULT) of Peterborough, Steve of Dieppe, Jeff (Lila DONOVAN) of Moncton, Brad (Sandra THORBURN) of Edmonton, Scott (Jamie PENFOLD) of Moncton, Jan KOSHYLANYK (Terry) of Ancaster and Jill SMITH (Gary) of Riverview. He will be dearly missed by his 17 grandchildren: Kevin, Autumn, Christopher, Patrick, Jessica, Ryan, Alison, Kieran, Nicholas, Regan, Tyler, Wesley, Stephen, Kaileigh, Brandon, Morgan and Talia, as well his 2 great grand_sons Carter and William. He is also survived by his sisters Bernie KELLY of Beaconsfield and Barbara MURPHY (Ted) Uxbridge, and a brother Paul of Ottawa. He was predeceased by brothers Fred and Jim. Visiting hours will be held at Cadman's Funeral Home, 114 Alma Street, Moncton on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 with parish prayers to be held at the funeral home Thursday evening at 8: 30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held from St. Bernard's Catholic Church on Friday October 31 at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Peter McKEE officiating. The interment will take place at Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery, Dieppe. Donations to the memorial of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. The family would like to thank the staff at both the Dr. George L. Dumont Hospital and the Moncton Hospital for the professional and loving care that they provided to Tim, as well to our family over the last few months. There are truly many angels at both our hospitals. www.cadmansfh.com

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THORNBERRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-04-04 published
DEVLIN, Major Edward Gordon
Died suddenly on April 2, 2003. A former student of the Royal Conservatory of Music, distinguished World War 2 veteran, avid concert goer and antique collector. Beloved brother of Betty JARVIS, the late Dorothy BAGSHAW and the late John DEVLIN. Dear Uncle of Bill BAGSHAW, Bettyann WARD, Carolyn MacLEOD, John KINGSMILL, Julie, Jane and Lesley DEVLIN and predeceased by his niece Gillian KINGSMILL. Devoted Great Uncle of Joshua, CONNOR and Caitlin KINGSMILL, Laura THORNBERRY, John WARD and Susan ENGLAND, Cameron and Kaylie MacLEOD and Ellie, Kate and Alex POMERANT. The family would like to thank the caring staff at The Briton House. Friends may visit on Saturday, April 5th from 11: 00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Morley Bedford Funeral Home at 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.), Toronto, following which a private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Toronto Humane Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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THORNTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-27 published
THORNTON, Julian Charles
Died suddenly while at an Aquaculture Conference in Puerto Montt, Chile on Friday, March 21, 2003 at the age of 42. Julian will be greatly missed by Tracy, his wife, Lucas, his son and Pepper, our gentle friend; father, Kenneth (Shelly); brothers Richard (Solvig), Nicholas (Ingrid), Christopher (Marlene); sisters Jane (Leonard), Anna (Jaspal), Amanda (Barry); father and mother in law, Joe and Marlene; many nieces and nephews and the rest of the vast extended family, and many many good Friends. He will also be missed by his friend and partner, Bill (Jude), his extended family at Microtek, as well as his many colleagues around the world, in whom he found great pleasure. Julian was predeceased by his loving mom Barbara in 1989. Julian had a great love for life, excellent food (which he loved to create), politically incorrect jokes, a fast race with lots of wind, being a soccer coach dad, neighbourhood conversations at the fence, and being surrounded by lots of family and Friends. He had a passion for knowledge and was only just beginning to forge his place in the international scientific world. He will be remembered for his generous and gentle nature, his wonderful sense of humour, and most of all, for the love he had for his family and Friends. Services will be held at the University of Victoria, Interfaith Chapel on Sunday, March 30, 2003 at 1: 00 p.m. A gathering to celebrate Julian's life will follow at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 276-2950 Douglas Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 4N4. Condolences may be offered to the family at
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Mccall Bros. of Victoria (250) 385-4465

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THORPE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-11-05 published
Patricia Marilyn THORPE (née THOMAS)
Passed away suddenly on August 28, 2003 in London, Ontario, at the age of 70 years.
Patricia was born October 7, 1932 in Saint Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario. Daughter of the late Hon. F. S. (Tommy) Thomas (1957) and Myrtle (SYMES) THOMAS (1982.) Wife of the late Cameron George THORPE (1969,) partner of William Henry WADDELL. Beloved mother of James (Suzanne) THORPE, Burbank, California and Jane THORPE, Ottawa. Sister of Carolyn THOMAS, Saint Thomas, Shirley (Harry) FOSTER and Robert (Margery) THOMAS and aunt of Brien, Bruce, Kate and Mark THOMAS, all of Union, Ontario. Dear friend of the late John M. PECK (1994,) Grand Bend, Ontario (son Jeffrey, daughter Sandra,) and the NITSCHE family, London, Ontario. Adoptive "grandmother" to Emily, Valerie, and Jamie.
A dedicated teacher, Patricia touched the lives of thousands of children. She began her educational career in 1951 in Ottawa and subsequently taught for various Ontario school boards including Windsor, Toronto, Welland, Port Stanley, Lynhurst and ending with her retirement from the London Board of Education in 1986.
Patricia was also a talented musician and composer who played the piano and accordion, as well as a published poet, author and photographer. Her passion for learning continued on into her retirement years where she continued to pursue higher education in the arts and foreign languages.
Once met, never forgotten -- Patricia was a vibrant spirit whose gifts of love, courage, laughter and song will continue to bring joy and inspiration to her family and Friends for many years to come. Cremation, no service.

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THORTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-06-28 published
BEST, Winnifred McDonald
Winn BEST died peacefully on June 24, 2003, at the age of 95. Loving mother of Catherine CARTER (Donald) of Kingston and Michael BEST (Patti) of Waterloo. Beloved grandmother of Ian CARTER (Chrissie YAO), Colin CARTER (Toni THORTON), Gillian BEST, David BEST and Kerri BEST and great-grandmother to Nathan CARTER. Loving aunt to Elizabeth McDONALD (Ken WEST) and Anne HILLMER and her children Victoria and Andrew. Special friend to Norbert MacKENZIE. Predeceased by her husband John BEST, her brother Murray McDONALD and her sister-in-law and best friend, Catherine McDONALD. Winn lived for her family and Friends, her warmth and empathy will not be forgotten. A memorial service will be held at the church that she grew up in, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 9860 Keele Street, Maple, Ontario, on Thursday, July 3, 2003 at 1: 30 p.m. Donations in memory of Winn may be made to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 9860 Keele Street, Maple, Ontario L6A 1R6.

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