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BAEHR o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-10-22 published
N. Peter SMITH
August 5, 1946 to October 19, 2003.
Pete went to join he heavenly Father on Sunday morning with his wife and best friend, Esther at his bedside in the Mindemoya Hospital. Pete had courageously fought a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. Pete was born in Toronto and grew up in London. He returned to Toronto to work, and begin his family, but often dreamed of leaving for a more rural lifestyle. During the years of living in the city, he spent his weekends and vacations with his Friends and family, building a cottage on the Pickerel River-Le Grou lake near Arnstein. He was eventually able to realize his dream of farming and he moved his family to Powassan. He later enjoyed living and working in Parry Sound. He was able to realize another dream of entrepreneurship when he opened his gift shop "The Pickle Jar" in Port Loring. Pete chose Manitoulin Island as his final earthly home, and felt he had almost found paradise at his home in Gore Bay overlooking the North Channel.
Pete loved the outdoors and always believed in being a good steward of the land, attempting to leave the environment in a better condition. His hobbies included golfing, hunting, fishing, all terrain vehicles, sledding, boating, and walking, as well as woodworking, collecting antiques and many more interests. He loved to socialize and enjoyed spending time in conversation with people.
Pete was the younger son of Allan and Margaret SMITH (predeceased) of Toronto. He will be missed by his brother David (Sylvia) of Oakville, his children, Brian of Huntsville, Scott (wife Valerie) of Oshawa, and Wendy (Chris) of Parry Sound. Step son Jamie (Cheryl) and granddaughter Rebecca TAILOR/TAYLOR of Guelph. Mother and father-in-law, Fred and Beulah RUSSELL of Tehkummah, sisters and brothers-in-law, Evelyn RUSSELL BAEHR of Kitchener, Barbara and Keith FLAHERTY of Southampton. Nieces and nephews, a great niece and great nephew, and many Friends.
Pete was active in the Mindemoya Missionary Church and will be missed by his church family.

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BAELE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-24 published
MUTRIE, Dr. Eric Tolton, M.D.
Of Guelph, died at the Guelph General Hospital, Sunday, December 21, 2003, in his 91st year. son of the late Alice MUTRIE (TOLTON) and Major Robert J. MUTRIE. Beloved husband of the late Edith Grace MUTRIE (COWAN.) Dearly loved father of Nancy (Felix) BAELE of Ottawa, the late Alice BEZANSON (Keith,) Robert (Heather) MUTRIE of Orleans, and David (Jane) MUTRIE of Thunder Bay. Loving grandfather of Ian and Amy BAELE, Kate and Sarah BEZANSON, Megan, Erin, and Laura MUTRIE, Julia and Eric A. MUTRIE. He is survived by his sister, Doreen HILLMER. After he graduated from Queen's University in 1937, Eric worked briefly for the Pineland Timber Company and later was in private practice in Elora. He served in the Royal Canadian Medical Corp for the duration of the second world war, seeing tours of duty in England, North Africa, Italy and Washington. After the war, he returned to Guelph where he was a general practitioner for forty years. Highly regarded as a compassionate, dedicated physician with a lively sense of humor, he touched many lives and will be greatly missed. The family is appreciative of the care he received from Nan WIDDOWS, R.N., nurse practitioner, and from Joanne HOLT. At his request, a private memorial service was held on December 23. Donations in his memory may be made to the Foundation of the Guelph General Hospital, 115 Delhi Street, Guelph, N1E 4J4, St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation, 70 Westmount Rd., Guelph, N1H 5H7 or to the charity of your choice.

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