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ADAIR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-02-25 published
Agnes Elizabeth Jean HOWARD (née MITCHELL)
This most gracious lady died peacefully at her home in Stratford, February 22, 2003 in her 94th year. Agnes is predeceased by Earle, her loving and devoted husband of 51 years. Ever caring, ever supportive, she was cherished mother of David, adored grandmother of Gillian HOWARD, and treasured mother-in-law of Nicola ADAIR. She is most lovingly remembered by Andrew, son of Nicola; and Kitty HOWARD, mother to Gillian. Also by nephew Douglas GOWAN (Carol) and their sons, David (Debbie), Donald (Tana), Michael (Darla), and Paul. Agnes was born on her family's farm in 1909 at Hagersville, Ontario, daughter of Ionson and Annie MITCHELL. She completed her education with a post- secondary year at Waterford Business College before following her future husband's family to Fort Erie in 1928. Working briefly for the Bridgeburg Review, she married in 1933, residing in the home the couple built until 1989. Always passionate about her bridge, her garden, and her church, St. Andrew's Knox Presbyterian, Agnes was a proud member of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire; and ever the steadfast and unobtrusive power behind the man as she supported Earle throughout his career. Moving to St. Catharines, she continued to vigorously engage life, establishing a devoted and caring group of new Friends at age 80 in her home on Towering Heights Blvd., remaining there until 2002 when she joined her family in Stratford, reunited in her son's home, blessing all with her presence these last nine months. Agnes is best remembered for the quiet, understated grace with which she moved among her wide and committed circles of Friends, nurtured and maintained lifelong. Visitation (11: 00 a.m.) will precede funeral services at Knox Presbyterian Church, 53 Church Street, St. Catharines, Ontario, Saturday, March 1st, 12: 00 noon; interment at McAffee Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Canadian Diabetic Association, St. Catharines General Hospital Foundation, Stratford General Hospital Foundation, Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Catharines, or St. Andrew's Knox Presbyterian Church, Fort Erie; donations may be facilitated by W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron St. Stratford, Ontario (519-271-7411). Stratford and area Friends are invited to remember Agnes at a reception at 90 Neal Avenue, Stratford, Ontario, Sunday, March 2nd, 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m.

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-02-15 published
ADAM/ADAMS, Robert ''Bob'' Watson
Born January 22, 1921 in Windsor, Ontario, Bob died February 10, 2003 at the age of 82, from complications arising from heart disease and cancer. Bob started Adams Rent-All in 1967, with his first store on Avenue Road. The business grew to include six stores in the Toronto area. He retired in 1989 upon selling the business. An active member of the Rental Association of Canada until his death, he served as president in 1973 and 1974. The son of Dr. Frederick ADAM/ADAMS and Essie (née WATSON,) Bob was a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Air Force. In November 1943, his Wellington aircraft was shot down while bombing a ship in Naxos harbour, Greece, and for the next six weeks he and his crew evaded enemy capture before returning to Allied territory. In 1965, he became a member of the newly formed Royal Air Forces Escaping Society (Canadian Branch). Its 140 members were Canadian airmen who, after being shot down over Europe, escaped or evaded capture with the help of the underground. The Society's purpose was to honour and assist the individuals who guided airmen to safety, and who often suffered from imprisonment and torture as a result. Bob was president of the Society's Canadian Branch in 1995 and 1996. Bob is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Joan (née BERKELEY;) his children John, Patricia, and Mary; his sons-in-law, Lawrence SOLOMON and Steve DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS; and his granddaughters Essie and Catharine. He will be missed dearly by them, and by his many Friends. Bob is predeceased by his brothers, Frederick Coulson and John Charles, both Royal Canadian Air Force pilots, who were killed in action in 1941 and 1945. A celebration of Bob ADAM/ADAMS' life will be held on February 23, at 2900 Yonge Street. All who knew him and his family are welcome to drop by, anytime from 1: 00 pm until 5:00 pm. If desired, donations can be made to Toronto's West Park Healthcare Centre in Bob's memory.

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-02-24 published
Muriel (ADAM/ADAMS) FLEXMAN
By Bruce FLEXMAN Monday, February 24, 2003 - Page A14
Mother, grandmother, journalist, woman's editor. Born August 25, 1912, in Toronto. Died November 30, 2002 in Collingwood, Ontario, of natural causes, aged 90.
Amid a family of high achievers, Muriel was often heard to proclaim that she had a PhD in Life. And that is what she imparted to her family and grand-families. She had an interesting life with an extraordinary blend of experiences that contributed to her "doctorate."
While most of her life was spent in Ontario, she spent her youth and formative years in Calgary and never lost her western roots. Deprived of a strong family unit by the departure of her father and early death of her mother, she worked tirelessly to create a strong bond for her own family.
After graduation from high school, Muriel developed her self-confidence by taking a job as a bank teller before moving to her real vocation observing people and events with insight, a critical eye, a strong sense of humour and a splash of colour. This was her gift as a reporter.
A defining moment in her life occurred when Canadian Press Newswire Services selected Muriel, a female news reporter, to cover the historic Royal Visit of King George 6th and the Queen Mother in 1939. As the youngest member of the media entourage, she travelled on the royal train across Canada, filing stories and developing a tremendous admiration and lifelong bond with the Queen Mother.
Muriel's keen interest in the Queen Mother endured. She attended a reunion with the Queen Mother in 1989 on the 50th anniversary of the Royal Tour. On the Queen Mother's death last year, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation-Television featured Muriel as one of the few living persons who could still relate (at the age of 89) the magic of the 1939 Royal Tour and bring it alive for all of us.
After the Royal Tour, a young Major Kenneth FLEXMAN (her devoted husband) and Muriel put newspaper aspirations on hold as they proceeded to create a family of five children: Bruce, Nora, Nancy, Barbara and Keith. Few of us today can appreciate the challenges of raising a young family during the war years. My father was away at war for five years and returned for only one brief visit to augment the family. During the war, my mother moved the family from coast to coast -- a common experience of the day as women sought out family and scarce support systems.
With war's end came stability as my father's military career played out in Ottawa; the children flourished in the stimulating atmosphere of the nation's capital. Muriel was active in the Mothercare Society, Girl Guides and was an ardent supporter of Charlotte WHITTON, the first woman to be elected mayor of Ottawa.
When my father retired, my mother returned to her love of the newspaper world and launched her second career as the woman's editor of the Ottawa Citizen. She continued to bring her keen instincts and life observations to an even wider audience through her writing.
Retirement allowed my mother and father to travel and expand their life experiences. In many cases, travel was an excuse to keep an eye on one or another child who had sojourned to some far-off place. My father in 1988 died while they were in Majorca and the Canary Islands, celebrating their 49th wedding anniversary.
Like the Queen Mother, my mother brought a zest to life that she shared in abundance with her readers, her children and her grandchildren. In later years, as her body and mind slowed, she never stopped the life-lectures that helped guide the course of our lives.
While professor Muriel FLEXMAN, self-proclaimed PhD (Life) will not be delivering any more formal lectures on her favourite topics of character, integrity and family, we are all blessed to have been touched by her life.
Bruce is Muriel's son.

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-02-26 published
THURLING, Lauretta Blanche (née VILLENEUVE)
Died peacefully at home in Peterborough, February 24, 2003 after a glorious life of 92 years. Lauretta was the beloved wife of the late Melville C. THURLING. She is survived by her adoring family and her children, Peter and Lynne, their spouses Joan SCHAFER and John TREILHARD, grandchildren - Pier and Zoe THURLING, Kevin and Shane QUINN, Sydney GRIFFITH, Marieke TREILHARD and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Hector VILLENEUVE and by her sister Connie ADAM/ADAMS. Lauretta was a magical matriarch never to be forgotten by her family and many Friends. Funeral Mass to be celebrated Friday, February 28, 3: 00 p.m. (visitation one hour prior) by Father Rudolph VILLENEUVE and Father Cleary VILLENEUVE at St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, 1066 Western Ave. (at Clonsilla Ave.) Peterborough. Contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be kindly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Kaye Funeral Home 'Memorial Chapel' Peterborough, Ontario.

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-01 published
Ex-pilot aided foreigners who hid soldiers
By Kelly HAGGART Saturday, March 1, 2003 - Page F11
Robert ADAM/ADAMS, past president of a society set up to honour and assist individuals who risked their lives helping Allied airmen evade capture during the Second World War, died in Toronto this month of cancer. He was 82.
Mr. ADAM/ADAMS was a 22-year-old Canadian pilot on loan to Britain's Royal Air Force when his plane was shot down after bombing a German ship in southern Greece. Stout-hearted people on two small islands in the Aegean, risking torture or execution for their actions, sheltered the six-man crew for a month until they were rescued.
After the war, Mr. ADAM/ADAMS founded a chain of tool-rental stores in the Toronto area called ADAM/ADAMS Rent-All, which he sold when he retired in 1989.
In 1965, Mr. ADAM/ADAMS joined the newly formed Canadian branch of the Royal Air Forces Escaping Society. The group vowed to assist the citizens who had helped Allied airmen who fell into their midst escape or evade capture; thanks to their courage, almost 3,000 men had made it back to safety.
"The object of the society is to remember, " the group's literature says, "and to aid our helpers who may still be suffering the results of imprisonment and torture at the hands of the enemy, and to maintain the very strong Friendships that developed during those years."
(Ernest BEVIN, Britain's foreign secretary in 1945-51, told the first chairman of the group's British chapter: "Your society does a damned sight more good in Europe than all my ambassadors rolled together.")
John DIX, a fellow member of the Escaping Society's Canadian branch, said that, "in most cases, we only knew our helpers a week or less -- we were just passing through. But the nature of the relationship and the tension of the times were such that they became lifelong Friends. We never forgot them, we had them over to Canada every year, we kept in touch. We owed them a debt of honour."
Flight Lieutenant ADAM/ADAMS and his crew of four Britons and an Australian left their base in Benghazi, Libya, on the night of November 6, 1943, scouting for targets to bomb. They spotted a German ship anchored off Naxos, an island in the Cyclades group south of Athens.
After dropping 16 bombs, one of the plane's two engines was hit by German flak. "Luckily, it kept going for 10 minutes, which gave us time to make a getaway, Mr. ADAM/ADAMS told his daughter, Patricia ADAM/ADAMS. " Then it conked out and we had to slowly descend."
He ditched his disabled Wellington bomber flawlessly into the sea. The crew escaped through hatches, and a dinghy and a parachute popped out of the aircraft before it sank within 30 seconds of hitting the water. The men paddled ashore to the island of Sifnos, half a kilometre away.
"After complaining about our cigarettes being wet, we slept in the parachute under an olive tree, Mr. ADAM/ADAMS recalled. "In the morning, we were discovered by a girl riding by on a donkey. She went to fetch her father [George KARAVOS], and he went and got someone who could understand English and who decided we weren't German."
The initial suspicion was mutual. When Mr. KARAVOS took the men to his home and offered them water, they were afraid to drink it, until the farmer reassured them by taking a first sip.
The six men were hidden first in a mountaintop monastery on Sifnos, and then in a cave used as a goat pen on the neighbouring island of Serifos. Their presence was kept from local children, in case they unwittingly tipped off the German patrol that visited the islands several times a week from the nearby occupied island of Milos.
"During the war, 180 people on Sifnos died because they didn't have enough to eat, Mr. ADAM/ADAMS said. "But the locals made a big fuss over us, bringing food and cigarettes."
The men spent 10 days in the monastery, with a stream of hungry people climbing the steep path to bring them bread and cheese, oranges, figs, retsina and handfuls of precious, rationed cigarettes.
Then the Sifnos chief of police, Demetrius BAKEAS, who was determined the men should not be captured, arranged for them to go to Serifos, because "there are people there who can help you."
A fisherman took them under cover of darkness to Serifos. There, housed in the goat pen, they found five British commandos spying on German troop movements. Conditions were primitive in that cave for the next 20 days, but the spies had a wireless and were able to arrange the air crew's rescue. A Royal Navy gunboat disguised as a Greek fishing vessel picked them up and, moving by night, took them to safety in Cyprus.
All six men survived the war, and later learned they had succeeded in sinking that ship in Naxos harbour.
Mr. ADAM/ADAMS kept in touch with his helpers after the war, with his letters translated for him by a Greek neighbour in Toronto.
"I remember being taken to Greek community functions, " Patricia ADAM/ADAMS recalled. "And every Christmas Dad would send a parcel to the school on Sifnos, with paper and pencils, and little dime-store gifts for the children. Putting that package together every year was very emotional."
"Bob was a very great guy, with a great sense of humour, " said Roy BROWN, secretary of the Escaping Society. Mr. ADAM/ADAMS was treasurer of the society at his death, and served as president in 1995-96.
"We have about 100 members now across the country, who are in their 80s and beyond, Mr. BROWN said. "Most of our helpers are in the same or worse shape, so we're not bringing them over as we did up until five or six years ago. But we still help out when we see a helper in need."
Robert Watson ADAM/ADAMS was born on January 22, 1921, in Windsor, Ontario, where his father, Dr. Frederick ADAM/ADAMS, was the medical officer of health for more than 20 years. If he had returned to base that night after the raid on Naxos harbour, he would have received the cable informing him of his father's death back home.
After graduating from Windsor's Kennedy Collegiate in 1939, Mr. ADAM/ADAMS worked in a bank before enlisting in June, 1941. A few weeks later his older brother, Coulson, was killed during training in England, shot down by a German night fighter that had sneaked across the Channel. His other brother, John, was also a bomber pilot killed in action, shot down during a raid on Hanover, Germany, just a few months before the war in Europe ended.
Robert ADAM/ADAMS's story was featured in a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation-Television documentary in 1966, when a Telescope camera crew followed him and his wife, Joan, back to Sifnos, where they received a hero's welcome.
"Those Greeks had nothing to gain and everything to lose, " Mr. ADAM/ADAMS told the show's associate producer, George Ronald. "They were starving, and yet they gave us everything. They were superb.... I don't think they know just how kind and generous and how brave they were."
Mr. BAKEAS, who had moved to Athens after retiring from the police force, returned to Sifnos for the emotional reunion held 23 years after he helped save Mr. ADAM/ADAMS's life. Earlier, he had written to "my dear friend" in Canada: "It is not possible for me to forget the danger which connected us in those terrible war days. We shall be always waiting you."
In addition to his wife, Mr. ADAM/ADAMS leaves his children John, Patricia and Mary, sons-in-law Lawrence SOLOMON and Steve DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, and granddaughters Essie and Catharine.
Robert Watson ADAM/ADAMS, chain-store founder and past president of the Canadian branch of the Royal Air Force Escaping Society born in Windsor, Ontario, on January 22, 1921; died in Toronto on February 10, 2003.

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-04 published
LEA, John E.
At his home on Wednesday, February 27, 2003. John LEA of Marmora in his 89th year. Husband of the late Kathleen LEA. Father of Phyllis TYRIE and her husband Brian, Markham; Nora ADAM/ADAMS and her husband Bruce, Sharon and John H. LEA, Toronto. Grandfather of Debbie and Jeff; Ron and Ursula, Troy and Stephanie, Scott, Donna, Michelle. Great grandfather of four. Will be sadly missed by Linda and many loved Friends. A memorial service will be held at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Marmora on Saturday, June 14, 2003, at 11 a.m. followed by interment in Stirling Cemetery. Donations St. Paul's Anglican Church, Marmora would be appreciated. Arrangements by McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora (613) 472-2531.

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-06-03 published
ADAM/ADAMS, June Mary (née ALLEN)
Died peacefully at Trillium Centre Hospital, Mississauga, on Saturday, May 31, 2003 in her 81st year. Beloved wife of John William for almost 55 years. Dearly loved mother of John (Susan) of Sunderland, Ontario, Susan (John) of Toronto, and Bill (Heather) of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Much loved Grandma to Ian (Janet) of Collingwood, Jennifer and Katherine of Dartmouth, devoted Nanny to Stacey and Kyle, Toronto. Great-Grandma to Dylan and Eric. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Turner and Porter, Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Toronto (416) 231-2283 on Wednesday, June 4th at 12: 00 noon. In June's memory, the family would appreciate donations to the Lung Association, 150 Laird Drive, Toronto, Ontario M4G 3V8.

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-06-30 published
ADAM/ADAMS, James Bruce
Died peacefully on June 26, 2003 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital at the age of 78. Loving husband of Shirley (DEMARA,) for 49 years. Adored father of Kathy GRAY/GREY (of Meaford,) Jeff (Jennifer) of Vancouver, and Judy (Nick BEVERIDGE) of Burlington. Loving Grandpa to Katie, Adam, Will and Jimmy D. GRAY/GREY, and Molly and Paige BEVERIDGE. Younger brother to Angus (Grace) and Don (Betty). He was loved by many and will be missed by all. Friends and family will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street Oakville (905-844-3221) on Wednesday July 2, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church 89 Dunn Street Oakville on Thursday July 3, 2002 at 1 p.m. A reception to follow the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bruce to Knox Church Memorial Fund or the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital would be appreciated.

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-07-05 published
JONES, Carolyn (( DUNCANnée) McKAY)
Born in Halbrite, Saskatchewan, December 5, 1908. Carol died in North Vancouver, British Columbia on June 24, 2003. She was predeceased by her first husband Lewis DUNCAN, Picton, Ontario., and her second husband William JONES of Merrickville, Ontario. Also predeceased by her brother Eric McKAY, her sisters, Doris ADAM/ADAMS, Marion SARKISSIAN and Elizabeth LEE, her niece Elinor BREWERTON and nephew Don McKAY. Carol is survived and will be sadly missed by her nephews Peter HEPPLEWHITE and Ted McKAY, her niece Shirley ATKINS and all of their families as well as many Friends throughout Canada, U.S. and Great Britain. In lieu of flowers, donations in Carol's memory to a charity of their choice will be gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, North Vancouver, British Columbia 604-980-3451.

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-09-16 published
Jerome Hamilton BUCKLEY
Husband, father, professor. Born August 30, 1917, in Toronto. Died January 28 in Cambridge, Massachusetts., of natural causes, aged 85.
By Margaret ATWOOD and David STAINES, Page A24
Every American Thanksgiving, Jerry and Elizabeth Buckley would invite at least one of Terry's graduate students to their home in Belmont, Massachusetts., for the customary turkey dinner. (In the 1960s, the graduate student was Margaret ATWOOD; in the '70s, David STAINES.) There, surrounded by their three children, Nicholas, Victoria, and Eleanor, and other guests, Jerry would regale everyone with tales of Puritan ancestors, though they were not "his" ancestors both Jerry and Elizabeth were born and raised in Toronto, and they were distinctly Canadian in their gracious manners, their widespread generosity, and their affections. At a large institution such as Harvard, Jerry stood out for his kindness and humanity.
Jerry attended Humberside Collegiate Institute and then Victoria College in the University of Toronto, where his courses included Elizabethan literature offered by Northrop FRYE and Shakespeare offered by E. J. PRATT. As a young poet and critic, he reviewed new works by Robinson Jeffers and Virginia Woolf, and won a prize for an essay titled New Techniques in Contemporary Fiction. Graduating with a B.A. in 1939, he chose Harvard Graduate School, obtaining his PhD in 1942. On June 19, 1943, in Toronto, he married Elizabeth ADAM/ADAMS, his confidante and soul mate.
University teaching posts were thin on the ground in Canada during the Second World War. Jerry used to describe his one job interview with a Canadian university: They were less interested in his a academic credentials, he said, than in whether he was a Christian and whether he drank. If he did the latter, they made it clear that he must do it with the curtains closed so as not to corrupt the students. He took a job in the United States.
His teaching career took him to the University of Wisconsin, where he rose from instructor in 1942 to full professor in 1954 to Columbia University from 1954 until 1961; and to Harvard University, where he taught for 26 years 1987. Named Gurney Professor of English Literature in 1975, in this distinguished chair he followed Douglas BUSH and B. J. Whiting; BUSH, another ex-Canadian, welcomed Jerry BUCKLEY to Harvard, as Jerry recollected, "with open arrns... filled with theses."
A Harvard seminar on Victorian critics led by Howard Mumford Jones prodded Buckley's interest in William Ernest Henley, and his dissertation on Henley became his first published book, William Ernest Henley: A Study in the Counter-Decadence of the Nineties (1945). In 1951 he secured his reputation as a major Victorianist with The Victorian Temper, and in 1960 he re-established Tennyson's stature in literary studies with his Tennyson: The Growth of a Poet. The rise of Victorian studies owes very much to his dedicated scholarship and his inspiring leadership.
He was passionately devoted to his subject, so much so that he often seemed to become the incarnation of it. Former students remember with affection riveting oral performances of his favourite authors, such as Dickens. Striding across the room, long arms waving, he would "become" Mr. Micawber or Ebenezer Scrooge. His performances would be interspersed with strange bits of gossip, which he would also act out, becoming Tennyson at an advanced age, creeping around behind an alarmed woman at a garden party to inform her that her stays were creaking, or reciting with verve and relish one of Edward Lear's parodies of his beloved Tennyson. Many of Terry's former graduate students were at his funeral to pay tribute to a superb humanist and an equally superb friend.
Margaret ATWOOD and David STAINES were among Jerry BUCKLEY's graduate students.

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-10-10 published
CLARK, Donald G. (1917-2003)
Died peacefully at home in Sarasota, Florida, surrounded by his family, on Monday, October 6th, 2003. Cherished and beloved husband of Thelma Jean CLARK (née LYNN.) Dear father of Donald Lynn and his wife Judy and Dean Goodwin and his partner Ken ROESKE. Loving grandfather of Donald Andrew and his partner Nadia ADAM/ADAMS, predeceased by grand_son Sean Patrick. 'Papa' to Christan BOSLEY. Survived by his brother Alfred Edward and his wife Elizabeth. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews.
After Glow
I'd like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an after glow of smiles
when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly
down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun
Of happy memories that I leave
when life is done.
Carol Mirkel
A private family service will be held at a later date. If desired, in lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Florida 34238. www.hospice-swf.org or charity of your choice.

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-09 published
SMITH, Pamela Kathleen, 57, of Marysville, Ohio, formerly of Whitby, Ontario, Canada died at her home December 6, 2003, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 25, 1946 to the late Ida Winifred SMITH in Nottingham, England. After completing her schooling she immigrated to Canada at the age of 19. She previously worked at the Ontario Workers' Compensation Board as a Special Needs Adjudicator, where she managed the unique medical and life care needs of seriously injured workers. She was admitted to the 'Quarter Century Club' there in 1991 and retired from the Board in 1997, after more than 30 years of exemplary service. She moved from Canada to Marysville with her husband in 1998. She will be lovingly remembered as a kind and caring wife and a friend to all. Pam enjoyed travel, skiing, knitting and sewing, and home decorating. She was especially accomplished and devoted to her beautiful English garden. Pam was a patron of the arts enjoying the theater and collecting the works of Trisha Romance and others, and of course amassing her Longaberger basket collection. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Marysville. Her husband, Dr. Robert SMITH currently of Marysville, Ohio, and a cousin, Peter ADAM/ADAMS of Hucknall, England, survive her, along with numerous Friends. A Celebration of Pam's life will be held Thursday, December 11, 2003, at 3: 00 p.m. at St. Paul's Church-on-the-Hill in Pickering. Father Don BEATTY will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division, 1639 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4T 2W6. The Mannasmith Funeral Home in Marysville [(937) 642-1751] is assisting the family with arrangements.

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ADAMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-02-24 published
ADAMSON, Kit (Catherine) MacDonald, née HYNDMAN
Saturday, February 22, 2003, quietly at her Toronto home. Loving mother of daughter Gillian and son Andrew. She is survived by sisters Ann and Lee. Predeceased by sisters Primrose and Helen. Born September 22, 1934 in Edmonton, Alberta, Kit moved to Toronto to attend the University of Toronto where she trained as a physical and occupational therapist. Before marrying, she worked with the Workman's Compensation Board in Hamilton, and later worked for 12 years at the Queen Street Mental Health Centre, with many fond memories of staff and patients. She continued her work with Community Occupational Therapists and Associates before retiring in 1996. Cat lover, musician and avid family historian, Kit wrote and published The Sea at Their Feet (1990), Growing Up in Edmonton, the Hyndman Girls Remember (1989) and The MacMillan Letters 1815 - 1895 (2001). Her remarkable inner strength, loyalty, quick wit and love will be greatly missed. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A. W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26, followed by a reception until 8: 30 p.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Ontario Lupus Association, 590 Alden Road, Suite 204, Markham, Ontario L3R 8N2.

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ADAMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-04 published
MERRIAM, E. Jean (née HALPENNY)
Peacefully in hospital on Saturday, March 1, 2003, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Ronald C. MERRIAM, Q.C. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Sandra and Don TAILOR/TAYLOR (Kingston,) Douglas MERRIAM and Alexandra ADAMSON (Ottawa,) Arthur and Joy MERRIAM (Ottawa) and Alan and Joanne MERRIAM (Mississauga.) Cherished grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Rd. at Roosevelt on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at 11 a.m. Interment Pinecrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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ADAMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-23 published
ZEALLEY, Mary Lenore (née BOYD) 1923-2003
Peacefully, surrounded by her three children, son-in-law Maurizio and granddaughter Victoria, at The Baycrest Hospital on Sunday, December 21, 2003. Mary Lenore ZEALLEY (née BOYD,) wife of the late Kenneth Bramwell ZEALLEY. Loving mother of Jane Elizabeth ADAMSON, wife of Andrew, Hartington, Ontario; Charlotte Ann UNGER, wife of Edward, Toronto; and John Kenneth ANDREW, life-partner of Maurizio, Toronto. Grandmother of Victoria AUSTIN, wife of Bruce; Sarah NORMAN, wife of Jason. Great-grandmother of Jonathan & Christopher AUSTIN and Brock NORMAN. Sister of Nancy REID, wife of Jim; Eleanor HOOD, wife of the late Duggan; and Carol MacPHERSON, wife of John. She died as she had lived her life - with dignity, passion, grace and courage. A person who loved her city, all arts and culture, and her family and Friends. A Memorial Service will be held at Bloor Street United Church (Bloor Street West at Huron), Wednesday, December 24 at 2 p.m. A reception will follow at the Church. Donations may be made to The Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, 3560 Bathurst Street, Toronto M6A 2E1, or to Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor Street West, Toronto M5S 1W3. Final resting place, Hillcrest Cemetery, Smiths Falls, Ontario. The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation for the compassionate care of the medical team at The Baycrest Hospital, 6 East.

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