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BRACHMAN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-02-19 published
Karen Louise SHAW (née KING)
Passed away peacefully at Gore Bay, Ontario on February 16, 2003, age 59.
Loving wife of Robert D. SHAW for 33 years and mother of Dara (husband Richard BRACHMAN), Debbie (husband Kyle BRENTNELL), and Diana (fiancé Scott INGHAM).
Predeceased by parents Kenneth and Dorothy KING and brother Harold (wife Bonnie KING). Sister to Alan KING (Barbara), Betty Ann HOUDE (Garry) and Candace INNES (Eric.) Sister-in-law to Norman SHAW and Barbara BILLMAN (Arlo.) Aunt, friend, and role model to many. Karen possessed a passion for education working with Okanagan University College in Kelowna, BC (1996-98), Cambrian College (1982-1996), and Sudbury High School as a teacher (1967-72). She earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education from Michigan State University in 1997. Karen served the Sudbury community in many roles as: Councillor, Regional Municipality and City of Sudbury (1991-97), Governor, Laurentian University (1985-96), President, Sudbury Chamber of Commerce (1993-94), President, Sudbury Business and Professional Women's Club (1986-88), and Trustee, Sudbury Board of Education (1976-85).
Her family greatly appreciates the loving care provided by the staff at Manitoulin Lodge.
A memorial service was held on Thursday, February 20 in Sudbury. Karen's life will be celebrated with a memorial service at St. Francis of Assisi in Mindemoya later in the summer.

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BRADFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-08-29 published
Nick McCOMBIE
By Kathleen FLANAGAN Friday, August 29, 2003 - Page A20
Workers' advocate, friend, family man. Born December 18, 1949, in Winchester, England. Died July 31 in Toronto, of cancer, aged If you have a friend on whom you think you can rely, you are a lucky man./ If you have a reason to live on and not to die, you are a lucky man.
Nick McCOMBIE was a lucky man. Many times in the last four years, he described himself that way, in a reference to the song, O Lucky Man, written in 1972 by Alan Price. This might seem an odd way for a man with terminal cancer to describe himself. But it made perfect sense: Nick was proud of his accomplishments, he was happy with his family: wife and soul-mate, Kathy BRADFORD, and sons Peter and Liam (aged 23 and 14). He enjoyed playing and coaching hockey. He knew he was loved by his many Friends. Despite a cancer diagnosis in 1999, Nick was mindful of all of life's blessings.
Healthy and vibrant during most of his four-year struggle with cancer, Nick was known for his sense of humour and his love of life. Nick had accepted that he was dying, but, at age 53, he did not go willingly. He would have liked a few more years to see his sons mature, to rail against the troublesome global situation, to listen to Bonnie Raitt, and to play guitar from the deck of his cottage in Boutilier's Point, Nova Scotia.
An advocate for injured workers since the late 1970s, Nick felt very fortunate with his life's work. His formal education had been cut short in 1966, when he was expelled from high school after Grade 10 for having long hair. By today's standards, this was a shocking abuse of power, effectively impeding his access to a post-secondary education. As he matured, he learned the value of strategic compromise, but he never regretted taking a position.
Before becoming active in workers' rights, Nick had made his living through a variety of physical labour jobs, such as taxi-driving, and warehouse and factory work. And he played guitar with The Churls, a scrappy rock 'n' roll band that played in Yorkville Village in the late 60s.
There were many things that set Nick apart from others, during those early days. He read Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, and Voltaire. He was strongly opposed to recreational drugs. And, despite his long hair, he had no counter-culture affectations. Nick was decidedly uncool. In fact, it was a point of pride with him. Another point of pride was that he took political ideas seriously.
Nick became active in his union which eventually led him to injured workers' issues. In 1985, he became a member of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal. In 1987, he co-authored a legal textbook, Workers Compensation in Ontario. In 1991, he was appointed vice-chair of the Appeals Tribunal, a position he served until his death. Passionate about the rights of working people, Nick found the area of workers' compensation intellectually challenging and personally rewarding, extraordinarily so for someone who had never completed high school. Two months before he died, the Ontario Bar Association honoured Nick with the Ron Ellis Award for Excellence in Workers' Compensation Law -- the first time the award had been given to a non-lawyer. This recognition pleased Nick.
Born the only child of a Scottish mother and a Canadian father, Nick was a consummate Canadian nationalist, whose values were perfectly aligned with the Canadian ideals of fairness, respect, and reason. Nick understood that to change the present, it is necessary to understand the past, concurring with Karl Marx that "Men make their own history, but they do so under conditions not of their own choosing." Nick believed that if history is studied, if the rule of law is respected, and if tyranny is opposed at every turn, a better world will be created with bread and roses for all.
Kathleen is a friend of Nick McCOMBIE.

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BRADLEY o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-02-19 published
James Edwin LEE
In loving memory of James Edwin LEE who passed away peacefully at Manitoulin Health Centre, Little Current on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at the age of 89 years. Loved by wife Carole. Predeceased by wife Jessie (née CORBETT.) Dear father of Jamie and wife Karen of Sunderland and their children Kevin, Jeffery, Rebecca and Jonathan. Will be missed by step children Eric and wife Claudette TROUGHTON, Steven and wife Tammy TROUGHTON, Geoffrey and wife Kelly TROUGHTON, all of Oshawa, Shawn and wife Bonnie TROUGHTON of Guelph, Dan and wife Dawn Troughton of Harriston, Kristin TROUGHTON and step grandchildren Leeanne, Nicole, Ryan, Jeremy, Mikayla, Brianna, Justin, Kelsey, Nicholas and Brett. Fondly remembered by sister Isabel and husband Lorne BRADLEY of Glouster. There will be a memorial service later in the spring. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home, Little Current.

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BRADLEY o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-11-19 published
Vernon Oscar ROBINSON
In loving memory of Vernon Oscar ROBINSON, June 7, 1927 to November 11, 2003, who
passed away at the Manitoulin Health Centre, Little Current. at the age of 76 years.
Vernon was a great advocate of self-government for First Nations, helping many reserves in Northern and Southern Ontario to accomplish this. He retired from the Department of Indian Affairs after 30 years. He then was a consultant for them the following 11 years. Vern had a great appreciation and love for the outdoors, his work and his church, ministering to others.
Born in Sheguiandah to Samuel and Edith (WILLIS) ROBINSON. Will be dearly missed by his loving wife Barbara and their children Loree of California, Richard of Pentanguishene, Elizabeth of Arizona, Laura and husband Arther SMITH of Tahiti, Christopher and wife Heather HORNING of Florida. Will be remembered by grandchildren Sahara, Alannah, Sebastian, Eric, Elizabeth, Erik, Emily, and Erin. Dear brother to Marjorie SHEPPARD (predeceased), Leighton and wife Irene, Jean and husband John BRADLEY, Shirley and husband Ed BOTTING, Erma and husband Jim BRADY, Calvon and wife Betty and Merlin (predeceased).
Visitation was held on Thursday, November 13, 2003 at the Island Funeral Home. Funeral service was held on Friday, November 14, 2003 at Community of Christ Church, Little Current, Ontario with Elder Humphrey BEAUDIN officiating. Cremation.

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BRADLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-04-10 published
O'NEILL, Reverend Desmond Michael, After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Father O'NEILL died on April 8, 2003, in the 44th year of his priesthood. He was the son of the late Leo O'NEILL and the late Agnes O'CONNOR. He was brother to sister Eileen BRADLEY (deceased.) He is survived by his sister Helen and brothers George and Frank (and his wife Pat). Funeral arrangements by R.S. Kane Funeral Home. Visitation at Saint Margaret of Scotland Church on Friday, April 11 from 2 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, April 12 from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral Mass on Saturday, April 12, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Saint Margaret of Scotland Church, 222 Ridley Blvd., Toronto. Interment in the Priest's Plot at St. Augustine Seminary. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Princess Margaret Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BRADLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-07-09 published
Activist established blue box program
Radical became known for putting pressure on government, corporations
By Martin MITTELSTAEDT Wednesday, July 9, 2003 - Page R7
Toronto -- One of Canada's most influential environmental activists, Gary GALLON, died Thursday in Montreal after a long battle with cancer.
Although Mr. GALLON may not have been a household name, Canadians almost everywhere will recognize one of his major achievements, the setting up of the country's first blue box recycling program in Ontario during the late 1980s.
He also had a hand during the 1970s in establishing Greenpeace, and maintained a lifelong passion for environmental causes evident in his series of twice-monthly newsletters, called the GALLON Environmental Letter.
"I've always been bothered by excess consumption and wanton destruction of habitat. Human ethics must allow space for other creatures," he said recently.
Born in the United States in 1945, Mr. GALLON moved to Canada in the late 1960s to avoid the draft during the Vietnam war. He settled in Vancouver and began working by writing newsletters promoting mining stocks listed on the Vancouver Stock Exchange.
After work, he turned to his true passion, the environment, joining the nighttime meetings of the Society for the Promotion of Environmental Conservation, a group that at the time opposed the use of the British Columbia coast for supertanker routes.
"He became concerned that what he was doing [by selling stocks] was causing environmental damage," said David OVED, a Toronto environmental consultant who worked with him in the Ontario government.
Mr. GALLON's biggest impact on the country's conservation movement occurred when he was senior policy adviser for Jim BRADLEY, Ontario's Liberal environment minister from 1985-90, one of Mr. BRADLEY's surprise hires.
It was a risky move for the new Liberal government to employ one of Canada's leading environmental radicals for such a post.
Mr. GALLON instantly became known as one of " BRADLEY's brats," the moniker given the group of dedicated environmentalists assembled by Mr. BRADLEY within the Ontario government who helped originate such programs as the blue box and the province's acid rain reduction program.
In the mid-1980s, municipal recycling had been an experimental effort in a few communities.
Mr. GALLON worked to establish the blue box across the province. Mr. OVED said Mr. GALLON could often influence opponents within the government through his use of the inventive turn of phase or image.
In one particularly bitter debate, cabinet was discussing preservation of Ontario's Temagami forest region, an area containing some of Canada's last remaining stands of towering old growth red and white pines.
Mr. OVED said some politicians were questioning why environmentalists in Toronto and elsewhere in Southern Ontario were arguing to preserve a forest in the north that they might never see.
Mr. GALLON said forest preservation was part of the ideal that Canadians held of the society they would like to be part of.
"Gary's comment was 'People here may never see those forests, but they value green spaces in their minds,' Mr. OVED said.
Mr. OVED said the turn of phase impressed then-premier David PETERSON, who began to affectionately call Mr. GALLON and Mr. BRADLEY's other environmental activists "space cadets."
Some of the biggest run-ins that Mr. GALLON had during the 1980s were with Inco, one of Ontario's major emitter of chemicals that cause acid rain.
At one testy meeting, Mr. GALLON, dressed in a pink shirt, had exchanges with Inco's former chairman, Chuck BAIRD, who was later so annoyed at being pressed on the company's pollutants, that an Inco official called Mr. BRADLEY to complain.
"I got a call the next day asking who where those young radicals in pink polo shirts asking those impertinent questions," Mr. BRADLEY said.
Television broadcaster and Greenpeace founder Robert HUNTER said that Mr. GALLON related to him that the Inco chairman "had never run into such serious sass from mere political minions."
Of his experience in government, Mr. GALLON once said "you have less room to rail but more power to get things done."
Mr. GALLON suffered from colon cancer, which had spread to his lungs and liver.
Despite the pain of the disease and its treatments, he kept up his hobby of competitive swimming, winning in his age group in a Quebec swim meet last year, according to Mr. OVED.
Last month, the Royal Canadian Geographic Society's magazine gave Mr. GALLON its national environmental award for lifetime achievement.
Mr. GALLON was picked in 1977 to be executive director of the Nairobi-based Environment Liaison Centre International, where he met his wife-to-be, another prominent Canadian environmental activist, Janine FERRETTI.
Ms. FERRETTI was executive director of the North American Free Trade Agreement Commission for Environmental Cooperation and now holds a senior position with the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington. Mr. GALLON is survived by his two children, Kalifi and Jenika.

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BRADLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-19 published
The voice of Ontario horse racing
For three decades, the announcer added detail and drama to his calls at Woodbine, Fort Erie and Greenwood tracks
By Allison LAWLOR, Special to The Globe and Mail Friday, December 19, 2003 - Page R13
When the great Secretariat burst out of the starting gate at Toronto's Woodbine Race Track on that dark and miserable day in late October, 1973, in what would be his final race, Daryl WELLS was behind the microphone calling the race for fans.
"In a blaze of glory, ladies and gentlemen, he's all yours," Mr. WELLS cried as the Triple Crown-winner won the Canadian International by 12 lengths.
Daryl WELLS Jr. was there that day in the announcer's booth to hear what would be his father's most famous call and share his excitement of seeing the last career race of the horse, considered by many to be the greatest thoroughbred of all time.
"I thought it was the greatest thing that ever happened," said Daryl WELLS Jr., who carried on the tradition and now calls races at Ontario's Fort Erie track.
Mr. WELLS, the voice of Ontario thoroughbred racing for more 30 years, from just after the new Woodbine Race Track opened in the spring of 1956 to the summer of 1986, died last Friday of heart disease in Niagara Falls, Ontario He was 81.
For three decades, Mr. WELLS was at the Ontario Jockey Club microphone, describing the thoroughbred races at Woodbine, Fort Erie and Greenwood, entertaining fans with his calls that were both accurate and exciting. When the gates opened, fans could often be heard imitating his familiar, trademark call: "They're off."
Whether it was a small, weekday afternoon race or the prestigious Queen's Plate, Mr. WELLS made every call dramatic and detailed. "Every horse got his call," said his long-time friend Gary ALLES.
Behind the microphone, Mr. WELLS was a pro who also had a mischievous streak that could sometimes be seen in the announcer's booth. Mr. ALLES remembers one day sitting next to his friend while he was calling a race at Woodbine. A second after telling fans where their horses were in the race, he switched off his microphone and asked Mr. ALLES which horse he had betted on that day. Back to the microphone, he gave fans a quick update before turning off the microphone again. This time with the microphone off, he started giving Mr. ALLES the call he really wanted to hear that his horse looked poised to win. But before Mr. ALLES could get too excited the microphone was back on again and Mr. WELLS was giving fans the true account of the race.
"He had a mischievousness that emanated from his eyes," Mr. ALLES said.
Daryl Frederick WELLS was born on December 10, 1922, in Victoria. As a young boy, he would tag along when his parents went to the races. "That's what got him interested," said his wife, Marian WELLS.
By the age of 15, he had entered the broadcasting world as a disc jockey, after a local radio station allowed him to play a few records. "It [his career] took off from there," Daryl WELLS Jr. said.
Several years later, he headed east and got a job in the sports department of radio station CHML in Hamilton, where he worked in the 1940s and 1950s and later as a sports director for CHCH-TV. During the Second World War, he served for a time in Britain with the Canadian Army.
Ed BRADLEY, a former general manager of Greenwood, Mohawk and Garden City Raceways, can remember his first introduction to Mr. WELLS in 1955. Working then as an announcer at Long Branch track in Toronto's west end, Mr. BRADLEY recalls one day seeing a man standing around outside his announcer's booth watching while he worked.
The next day he saw the same man again. Mr. BRADLEY was curious about this mysterious man but thought nothing of him again until the following spring when the track opened in Fort Erie. He was in the announcing booth when his manager came to him to tell him he had a new guy for him to break in.
"The guy walked in and it was Daryl WELLS," Mr. BRADLEY said.
They got down to work and, right away, Mr. BRADLEY recognized Mr. WELLS's voice from his broadcasting work. After three days of training, Mr. WELLS was ready to call a race on his own.
"He turned out to be a real pro," Mr. BRADLEY said, adding that Mr. WELLS was very descriptive in his calls and got to know what the jockeys were doing during a race.
During a time when horse racing was among the country's favourite sports, and fans would regularly stream out of work to head to the bar to watch a race, Mr. WELLS was its voice, said Wally WOOD, a former long-time racing columnist. "He was the poster boy for the sport," Mr. Wood said. "He was willing to do anything to promote racing....
"He was very good for racing," Mr. WOOD added.
A true showman, Mr. WELLS not only had the voice, but he looked as though he had just stepped out of an Armani commercial. "Daryl was show business and he dressed like it," Mr. ALLES said.
After 30 years as a well-loved fixture in the announcing booth, Mr. WELLS left Woodbine in July of 1986 amid controversy. His employers suspended him after the Ontario Racing Commission fined him for his part in a 1983 wager that returned a $237,598 payoff. "Touting" (volunteering an opinion on the outcome of a race for profit) was the official description and is strictly against the rules. While it was never a case of Mr. WELLS affecting the outcome of a race, he was suspended and his career as a horse-race announcer was over.
"He missed the excitement of the track," Ms. WELLS said, adding that it was the people he missed most of all. After he left Woodbine, he seldom went to the track except on special occasions.
"He always wanted to be surrounded by people," said Ms. WELLS, who never knew when she would come home to find her husband throwing an impromptu party.
Mr. WELLS, who had been living in Lewiston, New York since the late 1980s, died on December 12 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital in Niagara Falls. He leaves his wife; children Dana, Daryl Jr. and Wendy; sister Velda SCOBIE; and stepchildren Michael, Kelly and Jeffrey.

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BRADY o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-11-19 published
Vernon Oscar ROBINSON
In loving memory of Vernon Oscar ROBINSON, June 7, 1927 to November 11, 2003, who
passed away at the Manitoulin Health Centre, Little Current. at the age of 76 years.
Vernon was a great advocate of self-government for First Nations, helping many reserves in Northern and Southern Ontario to accomplish this. He retired from the Department of Indian Affairs after 30 years. He then was a consultant for them the following 11 years. Vern had a great appreciation and love for the outdoors, his work and his church, ministering to others.
Born in Sheguiandah to Samuel and Edith (WILLIS) ROBINSON. Will be dearly missed by his loving wife Barbara and their children Loree of California, Richard of Pentanguishene, Elizabeth of Arizona, Laura and husband Arther SMITH of Tahiti, Christopher and wife Heather HORNING of Florida. Will be remembered by grandchildren Sahara, Alannah, Sebastian, Eric, Elizabeth, Erik, Emily, and Erin. Dear brother to Marjorie SHEPPARD (predeceased), Leighton and wife Irene, Jean and husband John BRADLEY, Shirley and husband Ed BOTTING, Erma and husband Jim BRADY, Calvon and wife Betty and Merlin (predeceased).
Visitation was held on Thursday, November 13, 2003 at the Island Funeral Home. Funeral service was held on Friday, November 14, 2003 at Community of Christ Church, Little Current, Ontario with Elder Humphrey BEAUDIN officiating. Cremation.

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BRAILEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-31 published
BRAILEY, F. George
March 6th, 1923 to May 29th, 2003. Died peacefully at West Park Long Term Care Centre. George suffered from Alzheimers, and the past year was very difficult for him as he declined so rapidly. George leaves his loving wife of 57 years, Joyce, and two daughters, Seonaid BRAILEY and Moira MacRAE and her husband, Garth. He was a wonderful Poppa to Justin MacRAE, Krista BRAILEY, Gail MacRAE (Allan LAURENT,) and Heather MacRAE (Chris O'CONNOR.) George enjoyed being Great Poppa to his precious great-granddaughter, Jordan TUCKER- MacRAE and great-grandchildren, Sam and Leigha BRETT, Haley MacRAE, Finlay and Emma O'CONNOR and Philippe GIGUERE. The family is grateful to the kind and caring nurses and support staff at West Park Long Term Care Centre for treating Dad with gentleness and dignity. Private arrangements have been made, however the family invites Friends to join them on Saturday, June 7, 2003, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the home of Moira and Garth MacRae. If you wish, a donation may be made to the Alzheimer Society or to the charity of your choice.

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BRAMWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-07-11 published
Notice To Creditors And Others
All claims against the estate of Peter Frederick BRAMWELL, late of the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, in the Regional Municipality of York, in the Province of Ontario, who died on or about the 22nd day of May 2003, must be filed with the undersigned personal representative on or before the 8th day of August, 2003, after which date the estate will be distributed having regard only to the claims of which the Estate Trustee then shall have notice.
Dated: June 30, 2003
Eldon WAGG, Estate Trustee with a Will by his solicitor.
Vince A. PILEGGI, Barrister and Solicitor
Suite 310, 5109 Steeles Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario M9L 2Y8
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BRAMWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-07-18 published
Notice To Creditors And Others
All claims against the estate of Peter Frederick BRAMWELL, late of the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, in the Regional Municipality of York, in the Province of Ontario, who died on or about the 22nd day of May 2003, must be filed with the undersigned personal representative on or before the 8th day of August, 2003, after which date the estate will be distributed having regard only to the claims of which the Estate Trustee then shall have notice.
Dated: June 30, 2003
Eldon WAGG, Estate Trustee with a Will by his solicitor.
Vince A. PILEGGI, Barrister and Solicitor
Suite 310, 5109 Steeles Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario M9L 2Y8
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BRAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-28 published
Manfred Friedrich WIRTH (November 17, 1913 - March 21, 2003)
Manfred died suddenly but peacefully exactly 1 year after his beloved Lisl. He leaves behind sadly grieving son Alfred, daughter Elizabeth (Lou FAUTEUX,) grandchildren Elizabeth and Susan WIRTH (Ali POURAZIM,) and Eric BRAND (Anita) as well as sister Beate FLUECK- WIRTH, sister-in-law Marianne MAYO and many devoted Friends & relatives around the world. Manfred was born in Vienna, Austria to Hofrat Dr. Alfred Ludwig WIRTH and Beate Karola, née PETRINI VON MONTEFERRI, and graduated with a PhD in law prior to his 23rd birthday. He was a director of the Austrian Steel Company (VOEST) before emigrating to Canada post-war, and started his Canadian working life at Algoma Steel Corporation in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. In 1958 he founded Wirth Limited (now Wirth Steel), building the company into a major international trader. Since 1993 and until his death, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of MF Wirth Rail Corp. Manfred loved the arts, especially opera and the visual arts. He was also a history buff, and a generous donor to McGill University, the University of Alberta and Wilfred Laurier University as well as Arts Knowlton and other Canadian institutions. He was a member of various clubs and societies, a recipient of the Order of Austria, and a keen skier, swimmer and golfer. A private farewell with immediate family has taken place; a memorial service to celebrate his long and eventful life will be held in Montreal at St.Andrew's-Dominion-Douglas Church, 687 Roslyn Ave. Westmount, Quebec on Monday May 26, 2003 at 2: 00 P.M. Anyone desiring to make a donation in Manfred's memory may wish to consider McGill University: Designation Faculty of Music, 3605 de la Montagne, Montreal H3G 2M1, the Foundation of the University Women's Club Montreal Inc, 3529 Atwater Avenue, Montreal H3H 1Y2, or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to 24 Somerville Avenue, Montreal, Quebec H3Z 1J2

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BRANDEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-22 published
J. Grant MAXWELL
June 6, 1922 - May 16, 2003.
Grant died peacefully in Victoria on May 16th, 2003 in the presence of loved ones. He is survived by his his loving and supportive family; his devoted wife of 56 years, Vivian (née MITCHENER) five children; Anne, Victoria; Mary (Bill ROBERTSON,) Saskatoon James (Marjory PORTER), Victoria; Kathleen (Darrel ANDERSON), Victoria; and, Gregory (Carrie HOLMQUIST,) Saskatoon, eight grandchildren: Joshua and Katie PENDLETON; Maxwell BRANDEL; Kristin, Melissa, and Adam MAXWELL; and, Emily and Michael MAXWELL; Vivian's surviving siblings Eileen and Cecil; and, numerous Friends across Canada, U.S.A., and Holland. Grant was predeceased by his children Thomas John, Christopher, and Christine, and by his parents Gilmour and Bridgette (ZETTA) MAXWELL of Plenty, Saskatchewan.
Grant had a dignified and distinguished career and life. He was born and raised on a farm near Plenty. After he finished high school in Plenty, he attended Saint Thomas More College, at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. While at university, he met Vivian and many life-long Friends. Grant graduated from the U of S in 1944.
From 1944-45, he served in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve on the Atlantic Seaboard. After completing his national duty, he and Vivian married and he began his media career and family.
A print, radio, and television, journalist for over fifty years, Grant's extensive career reflected his social conscience and ecumenical beliefs. He began his career as a radio news reporter and assistant news director with CFQC Radio (1946-48.) Moving on to newspaper journalism with the Saskatoon Star Phoenix (1949-59), he was a senior reporter and feature writer, and then the chief editorial writer for the newspaper.
Grant's deep religious faith guided him down a path that utilized his journalistic expertise while nurturing his spirit. From 1960-68, he was the Lay Director at the Saskatoon Catholic Centre. He was also a regular columnist with several Catholic newspapers, including the Prairie Messenger, Canadian Register, Western Catholic Reporter, and Our Family, between 1959-69. In the same time period, Grant and Vivian were the Canadian couple on the international writing committee of the Christian Family Movement based in Chicago. In 1967 Grant with Vivian were the Canadian delegates to the International Lay Congress of the Catholic Church. Between 1962-68, Grant was a regular panelist on the CFQC-television show ''In the Public Interest,'' and a Saskatchewan correspondent to the Globe and Mail.
In 1969 Grant and Vivian and family moved from Saskatoon to Ottawa where Grant had accepted a position as Co-Director, and later Director, of the Social Action Office, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. While working at this position from 1969 - 77, Grant researched, advised, and prepared draft policy statements on national, social and religious issues, including Project Feedback, a qualitative ''sounding at the grassroots'' of religious beliefs and church concerns across Canada. Also during this time (1972-75), Grant was a Canadian consultant with the International Pontificial Commission for Justice and Peace, Vatican City: Grant and Vivian met Pope Paul 6th while in Rome.
From 1977-81, Grant worked in Ottawa as a freelance journalist and consultant for numerous and varied clients such as the Department of the Secretary of State, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the Conserver Society Project of the Science Council of Canada, the Vanier Institute of the Family, and the Committee of National Voluntary Organizations. During this time, he wrote the book Assignment in Chekiang detailing the 1902 - 54 experience of the Scarborough Foreign Mission Society in China.
In 1981, Grant and Vivian moved from Ottawa to Toronto. From 1981-86, Grant served as founding editor of ''Compass, '' a national magazine published by the Jesuits of English-speaking Canada. During this time, he was also a member of the writing team for ''Living with Christ, '' a monthly missalette of scriptural texts and commentary circulated to most Catholic parishes across Canada.
In 1986, Grant and Vivian left Toronto and semi-retired in Victoria, British Columbia. Grant's faith and desire to write kept him involved in several projects. In 1987 - 88 Grant wrote At Your Service: Stories of Canadians In Missions. From 1989-91, he co-edited Forward in the Spirit, a popular history of the ''People Synod'' published by the Catholic Diocese of Victoria. From 1992 - 94 he co-wrote and edited a book entitled Healing Journeys: The Ka Ka Wis Experience, which described the history of the Aboriginal residential counseling centre for the Ka Ka Wis Family Development Centre, Meares Island, B.C.
Throughout his life, Grant was also actively involved in his communities. He was an executive member of the Saskatchewan Association for Human Rights; the Saskatchewan Association for Adult Education a founding member of the Downtown Churches' Association of Victoria an occasional commentator on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio, Western Region; and a speaker at national, regional, and local events on both civic and religious topics.
Grant spent over twenty happy summers at Emma Lake with Vivian, his family, and many visiting Friends.
A respected journalist and community volunteer, Grant always made time for family and Friends. He was a loving husband, intellectual companion, and graceful dance partner to Vivian; a gentle, fair and compassionate teacher to his children; an affectionate, singing, cartoon-drawing storyteller to his grandchildren; and was warm and accepting of his relatives. He was a stimulating conversationalist and a loyal friend. Grant will be greatly missed by all until we meet his gentle soul again.
There will be a prayer service in Saskatoon at St. Philip's Church at 1902 Munroe Avenue (at Taylor Street) at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 22, 2003.
The funeral and celebration of Grant's life will be held in Saskatoon at St. Philip's Church at 1902 Munroe Avenue at Taylor Street at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 213, 2003. A memorial celebration will be held in Victoria in the fall of 2003, and prior notice will be provided in this paper. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Development and Peace and/or the Friendship Inn, Saskatoon. Arrangements are entrusted to the Saskatoon Funeral (306-244-5577).

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BRANDON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-02-24 published
BUCHANAN, Audrey Cameron
At the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, February 23, 2003, in her 90th year. Audrey BUCHANAN (née SMAIL,) formerly of Toronto, was the beloved wife, for over 60 years, of the late Stanley BUCHANAN (2000.) Dear mother of Betty BUCHANAN of Toronto, and Nancy RZESZUTKO and her husband, Walt, of Cambridge; loved grandmother of Sian SILLS and Mark FRANKLIN of Toronto, Erin and Michael HARTMAN of Burlington and Kathryn and Corryn RZESZUTKO of Cambridge dear sister of Alex SMAIL of Oakville; dear sister-in-law of Alfred BUCHANAN of Toronto; and special aunt of Kathleen SMAIL of Tualatin, Oregon, Pat BRANDON of Coldwater, Ontario, Blake and Allison SMAIL, Bruce and Judy SMAIL, all of St. Joseph's Island, Ontario, and Janet SMAIL of Sault Saint Marie. Audrey graduated in nursing from Women's College Hospital in 1937, following which she became Night Supervisor of The Ontario Hospital in Saint Thomas. Since her retirement from nursing, Audrey had been actively involved with the Alumnae Association of Women's College Hospital. She treasured the long, happy summers spent with children and grandchildren at the family cottage at Floral Park on Lake Couchiching. Since 2001, she resided at Queen's Square Terrace in Cambridge, Ontario, where she found a happy and fulfilling life surrounded by new best Friends and kind caregivers. Friends will be received at Coutts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge (wwwfuneralscanada.com), on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at 3 p.m. A reception will follow in the Coutts Family Reception Cottage. Spring interment will take place at Carlyle Cemetery in Iron Bridge, Ontario. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Women's College Hospital Alumnae Memorial Fund, 58 Lascelles Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario M5P 2E1.

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BRANDOW o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-02-05 published
George Eli Amos PICKARD
February 12, 1921 - January 30, 2003
George PICKARD, a resident of Gore Bay, died at the Mindemoya Hospital on Thursday, January 30, 2003 at the age of 81 years. He was born at Ice Lake, son of the late Robert and Elizabeth BRANDOW) PICKARD. George had worked for 7 years at INCO, then returned home and farmed for 46 years, retiring to Gore Bay in 1989. He was a member of the United Church, and had many interests including gardening, fishing, and doing crossword puzzles. His greatest love was his family. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with all his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. he was a kind and caring husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, and will be sadly missed, but many memories will be cherished. Dearly loved husband of Margaret (McARTHUR) PICKARD of Gore Bay. Loved and loving father and father-in-law of Ken and Carol PICKARD of Espanola, Sheila and Joe BRANDOW of Ice Lake and Marilyn PRIOR and friend Hector of Ice Lake. Proud grandfather of Mike and Kendal, Wendy and Steven, Patti and Maurice, Jason, Diane and Oliver, Connie and Chadwick and Sherry and great grandchildren Kyle, Matthew, Carly, Shelby and Christian. Dear brother of Alvin PICKARD of Silver Water and Elizabeth ROBERTSON of Gore Bay. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister Laura and brothers Robert, Norman, Earl, John and Cecil.
Friends called the Culgin Funeral Home after 7: 00 pm on Friday. The funeral service was conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel on Saturday, February 1, 2003 at 11: 00 am with Geraldine BOULD officiating. Spring interment in Gordon cemetery.

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

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BRANDT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-06 published
The day the music didn't die
Beloved Toronto trumpeter credited with helping preserve a unique form of New Orleans jazz
By Sarah LAMBERT Thursday, March 6, 2003 - Page R9
Toronto -- The tightly knit world of New Orleans traditional jazz has lost one of its greats with the death, last month, of Cliff (Kid) BASTIEN, leader of Toronto's treasured Happy Pals.
The trumpeter is credited as having nothing less than single-handedly kept alive the unique, raw, New Orleans style of jazz, through his leadership and mentorship of hundreds of musicians.
Saddened fans and musicians filed into the city's Grossman's Tavern all week last month to pay tribute to Mr. BASTIEN at the long-time home of the Happy Pals, where the walls are lined with photos of his fans and musicians. It was a send-off worthy of New Orleans, birthplace of the kind of jazz Mr. BASTIEN played with his seven-piece bands, the Camelia Jazz Band and later the Happy Pals, during the 30 or so years he played at the Toronto landmark.
"He was never late. Never, never ever, said Christine LOUIE, whose family inherited Mr. BASTIEN's Saturday-afternoon gig when Al GROSSMAN sold the bar in 1975.
So it was with sinking hearts on February 8 that his loyal audience and band members watched the minute hand tick past 4 o'clock, waiting for him to arrive, brass trumpet in hand.
When he was found later that afternoon still sitting in his armchair, apparently looking up a new song in his hymn book, the Happy Pals played on and raised a glass in tribute to their leader who died as he lived, surrounded by music. He was 65 years old.
Noonie SHEARS, a long-time friend and leader of the traditional impromptu parade that would inevitably snake through Grossman's as Saturday afternoon wound down, said she thought Mr. BASTIEN was looking up I'll Fly Away, the old gospel song recently dusted off in the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The band played it for the first time at Mr. BASTIEN's official memorial at Grossman's the Saturday following his death.
Born in 1937 in London's East End, Mr. BASTIEN emigrated to Canada in 1962 after a stint in New Orleans. It was there that he heard trumpeter (Kid) Thomas VALENTINE play and, experiencing a kind of epiphany, Mr. BASTIEN followed him from club to club and studied his style. It ultimately inspired a lifelong ambition to keep alive New Orleans-style traditional jazz.
A purist who drew a distinction between his chosen genre of music and the more popularized Dixieland Jazz, Mr. BASTIEN once said: "Had I never heard that music, I wouldn't have become a musician. I wouldn't play anything else."
I Like Bananas, Caledonia, All of Me and Louisiana Vie en Rose were just a few of his standards. But, as Happy Pals' trombonist Roberta TEVLIN explained, Mr. BASTIEN wasn't content to simply recycle the old chestnuts.
"Cliff kept adding songs. I've probably played 1,000 different tunes with him. He was particularly notorious for finding songs outside the standard jazz list, said Ms. TEVLIN, who joined the band 20 years ago, along with her saxophonist husband, Patrick.
Bob Dylan, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Western Swing numbers, Nigerian folk songs and Dean Martin could all tumble out during a set, said drummer Chuck CLARKE.
Mr. BASTIEN's Friends and peers point out that he was known for three primary qualities: His love of music, his scorn for fame or publicity and his mentoring of local musicians.
During the memorial at Grossman's, Downchild Blues Band headman Donny WALSH arrived from Florida to sit in with his harmonica, as he had done regularly with Mr. BASTIEN in the 1970s. Juno-nominated bluesman Michael PICKETT was there, as well as jazz singer Laura HUBERT, formerly of the Leslie Spit Treeo, pianist Peter HILL, The Nationals and many more.
From the worldwide New Orleans jazz community, among those who came to pay their respects were saxophonist Jean-Pierre ALESSI of France, trumpeter Roger (Kid Dutch) UITHOVEN of Orlando, Florida, clarinetist Kjeld BRANDT from Denmark and Toronto's Brian TOWERS, Jan SHAW and Joe VAN ROSSEM.
"I cannot imagine the Toronto traditional jazz scene without Cliff BASTIEN and his raw, emotional New Orleans-style jazz, Mr. TOWERS wrote in a notice posted on the Internet shortly after he learned of the death of his friend.
"He was probably the most popular and influential figure on the Toronto traditional jazz scene. He taught many others to play their instruments in the style and introduced thousands to the joys of New Orleans traditional jazz.
"We went to Grossman's after our own gig and Jan and I played some hymns with the Happy Pals. A sadder and more emotional scene I have rarely seen."
Toronto musician Joanne MacKELL, leader of the Paradise Rangers, wonders how things might have been if she had not met Mr. BASTIEN when she was just starting out.
"Though I was young and inexperienced, Kid would always invite me up to sing, Ms. MacKELL said, recalling how the band took her under its wing when she discovered them in the early 1970s.
"Kid didn't care about money or popular opinion. He filled Grossman's Tavern every Saturday for some 30 years because he played great music with honesty and integrity and he inspired me to try and do the same."
Until just last year, Mr. BASTIEN, who feared flying, avoided the lure of the road, taking only an annual sojourn to New Orleans for the French Quarter Festival. Finally, in the fall of 2002, he accepted an invitation to tour Scandinavia with the Danish/Swedish band New Orleans Delight, playing with George BERRY on tenor sax. A new Compact Disk is due to be released this spring.
His official recordings are few, numbering about a dozen, as Mr. BASTIEN preferred to play to an audience. Though, as Ms. TEVLIN pointed out: "There are bootleg tapes all over the place."
His legacy, the band says, is keeping the New Orleans style of jazz alive.
"Kid Thomas VALENTINE was one of the greats, and when he was gone, Kid BASTIEN carried on. Kid BASTIEN was one of the greats, and now Kid's gone. So who's going to carry the music on now? We will, said saxophonist Mr. TEVLIN on behalf of the Happy Pals, who intend to continue the Saturday-afternoon tradition at Grossman's.
In another side to his life, Mr. BASTIEN was an accomplished commercial artist whose hand-crafted signs, woodwork and acid-etched glass can be seen in many local pubs, including Toronto's Wheat Sheaf Tavern. His work can be found across Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and California, as well as in Europe.
Mr. BASTIEN's wish was to be buried in New Orleans.

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BRANSCOMBE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-06-17 published
CASEY, Francis (Frank) J. b. 1912 (London, England)
On June 15th, 2003, in his 92nd year, Frank Casey died peacefully. He lived life well and joyfully, and leaves a remarkable legacy of family, business, and service to his church and community. Frank's career in insurance began in 1934 with Lloyd's in London, England. In 1937, he married Frances PETERS. Their long and happy marriage was a true partnership. Frank served as a Sergeant Major in the British Army in the Second World War before emigrating to Canada in 1948 and settling with his family in Toronto. He was the founder and president of Frank J. Casey Insurance Brokers, which for more than fifty years has been a north Toronto institution. His personal approach and dedication to the well-being of his clients made many of them into life-long Friends. He was a stalwart of his parish, St. Monica's, where he was a long-time member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society; and in the greater community he served as the first president of Sancta Maria House, which provides shelter, counselling and support for at-risk teenage girls. Frank took enormous pride and pleasure in his family, and he will be greatly missed by us all. Loving father of Patricia BINGHAM and her husband Richard; the late Catherine BOUWMEISTER and her husband John; Dr. John CASEY and his wife Therese; Anne CHEETHAM and her late husband Francis; Frank G. CASEY; and Angela BRANSCOMBE and her husband Harley. Devoted grandfather to Richard, Christopher and Deirdre BINGHAM; Paul, Janet, John Mark and Michael BOUWMEISTER; Clare, Stephanie, and Daniel CHEETHAM; and Paul, Jean, Marta-Marie and Phillippe CASEY. Great-grandfather to Andrew, Francesca-Anne, Brendan, Caitlin, Thomas and Liam. The family thanks his many caregivers and the staff at Central Park Lodge. Friends may call at the Trull Funeral Home, 2704 Yonge Street, Tuesday, June 17th from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian burial at St. Monica's Catholic Church, 44 Broadway Avenue, on Wednesday, June 18th at 1: 30 p.m. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. If desired, a remembrance may be made to Sancta Maria House, 102 Bernard Avenue, Toronto M5R 1R9; (416) 925-7333. He always believed himself to be a blessed and lucky man. We were blessed to have had him.

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BRASS o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-09-17 published
Nancy Louise (WEMIGWANS) SHAWANA
In loving memory of Nancy SHAWANA, March 7, 1936 to September 10, 2003.
Nancy SHAWANA, a resident of Wikwemikong, passed away at the Wikwemikong Nursing Home, on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at the age of 67 years. She was born in Wikwemikong, daughter of Esther ANNIMIKWAAN and the late Adolphus WEMIGWANS (predeceased January 1946). She was a member of the Catholic Church and the Homemaker's. Nancy had many hobbies and interests including quilting, putting puzzles together and Bingo. She was an avid outdoorswoman, who enjoyed playing with the grandchildren, and visiting with family and Friends. Nancy has left happy memories that will be cherished by family, Friends and staff and residents at the nursing home where she lived and worked. Beloved wife of the late Joe Alex SHAWANA (September 1999.) Loving mother of Gordon WEMIGWANS (wife Julia,) Clement SHAWANA (friend Irene) of Wikwemikong, Howard (friend Sheila,) James SHAWANA (wife Marcella) of Niagara Falls. Her son Justin predeceased her. Dear grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Predeceased by 2 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Loving sister of Lawrence (wife Agatha) WEMIGWANS, Beatrice BONDY (husband David predeceased,) Rozina BRASS, Ronnie (wife Gail) ANNIMIKWAAN, Patsy CÔTÉ (friend Arnold,) sister-in-law Leona WEMIGWANS and Margaret SHAWANA (husband Lloyd predeceased.) Predeceased by Francis WEMIGWANS and Marcella LAPINSON. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Friends called the St.Ignatius Church, Buzwah on Thursday, September 11, 2003. Funeral service was held on Saturday, September 13, 2003 from Holy Cross Mission, Wikwemikong. Father Doug McCarthy officiated. Interment in Wikwemikong Cemetery.

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BRAUN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-04-12 published
REIMER, Waldemar (Wally) H., A.A.C.I.
Passed away peacefully in his sleep, at Victoria General Hospital, in Winnipeg on April 7, 2003, after a lengthy and courageous struggle with many health issues.
Beloved husband of Mary TOEWS for 50 years; dear father of Henry (who died in infancy), Hélène (Peters) and Tim Green Mississauga, Paul and Brenda REIMER of Calgary, Judy and Vic WARKENTIN and Margaret and Jeff HARASYM of Winnipeg. Opi of Lora and Neil PETERS, Paul WARKENTIN, Andrew REIMER and Stephen HARASYM. Brother to Elvera and Gerry THIESSEN; John and Annelies REIMER, Ruth and Nelson EDWARDS and Elaine REIMER. Predeceased by his parents Henry REIMER, Sara (BRAUN) Reimer PANKRATZ, step-father, Nicholas PANKRATZ, brother Victor, sisters Annie POETKER and Mary WILLMS, brother-in-law Henry POETKER.
Formerly of Waterloo, Wally was a well known member of the business community through his years at Mutual Life, various real estate and development companies and then for 26 years, as President of W.H. Reimer Limited.
Funeral services were held in Winnipeg on Friday April 11, 2003. A memorial service to celebrate Wally's life will be held at W-K United Mennonite Church in Waterloo, on Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at 10: 30 a.m. A time to visit with the family will follow the service. Interment will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo.
Donations to the Waterloo Adult Recreation Centre, Mennonite Central Committee, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Lung Association of Waterloo Region would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and can be arranged through the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, phone (519) 745-8445 or www.edwardrgood.com

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BRAUN 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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BRAUN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-11-17 published
ORZECHOWSKI, Jim
October 11, 1944 - November 12, 2003. Jim died on Wednesday night at 8: 30 p.m. in the medical intensive care unit at the St. Boniface General Hospital, after being admitted to hospital on October 8. He fought hard as was his wont, with courage, strength and love, and we his family, were all privileged to be with him. Jim and his wife Simone (née GUERTIN) celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary on September 2nd of this year. She and their children, Kristina BRAUN, Lasha ORZECHOWSKI and son-in-law Jeffrey BRAUN now have a huge void in their lives. Jim was such a presence passionate, loving, generous to a fault, intelligent, funny, fun to be with and demanding of himself and those he cared about. He was the most positive and optimistic man. We love him and miss him so much, husband, father and friend. Jim was the youngest of four sons born to Lawrence and Anastasia (HRYBOK) ORZECHOWSKI. He is survived by his oldest brother Nick (Rose) and a large loving family of nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Jim and Simone's son Demion died on April 14, 1998. Jim's father Lawrence, mother Anastasia, brother Alexander, brother Peter, mother-in-law Marie-Louise GUERTIN and father-in-law Tony Sr. (Antoine) GUERTIN have all predeceased him. Jim enjoyed a demanding and fulfilling career as an Architect. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Smith Carter Architects and Engineers Inc. when he died. He joined Smith Carter in June of 1970, was elected to the Associate Group in 1973 and became a partner in 1974. Over the years there have been a number of articles in the press outlining the achievements of Smith Carter. With vision and forward thinking all of the dedicated people in this firm have come to enjoy a pre-eminent role in not only Manitoba, but nationally and internationally as well. Family, Friends and colleagues have all heard from Jim at one time or another: ...
Do your homework...
Take the high road...
Work hard and smart...
Enjoy whatever you do.
Jim loved Winnipeg and Manitoba. Underrated - Central - Safe - Caring -Affordable - Four beautiful distinct seasons. And so he felt a need to promote and nurture this wonderful community. He served as a volunteer member on many of this city's boards - educational, cultural, professional, health and civic. Due to Jim's strong respect for the Art of Architecture and the inherent discipline, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and inducted as a member to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. This recognition by his peer group allowed him a quiet and appreciative pride. Jim, as many people know, enjoyed breeding and showing Newfoundland dogs - just having animals, horses, dogs, cats - planting trees - working outdoors. He was an expert skier, strived to be a better sailor, was frustrated with his golf game, loved our fifth-wheel and all the opportunity that it represented for fun in the sun. His funeral service will be held at St. Ignatius Church, southwest corner of Corydon and Stafford, Thursday November 20 at 12: 00 p.m. with Father Peter MONTY, S.J. officiating. His pallbearers will be Jeffrey BRAUN, Wayne HEKLE, Philippe GUERTIN, Jason ORZECHOWSKI, Todd ORZECHOWSKI and Jack SMYTH. His honourary pallbearers will be Nick ORZECHOWSKI, Tony GUERTIN Jr., Jean Paul GUERTIN, Ken ZORNIAK, Ron PIDWERBESKY, John ATKINS, Bob SPARROW, Curtis HANSTEAD, Scott STIRTON, Jim YAMASHITA, Dr. John FOERSTER and Dr. Jack LEZACK. Donations may be made to the Jim Orzechowski Memorial Fund at the St.Boniface General Hospital Research Foundation, 409 Tache Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2A6 Funeral arrangements entrusted to: Chapel Lawn Funeral Home Cemetery and Crematorium 885-9175

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BRAY o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-05-21 published
Flora FERGUSON
In Loving Memory of Flora FERGUSON. Peacefully at Manitoulin Centennial Manor on Sunday May 18, 2003, age 94 years.
Beloved wife of John FERGUSON. Dear sister of Reta (husband William) BRAY of Hemet, California. Predeceased by siblings Wilbert (Olive) MOORE, Carmen MOORE, Violet McLENNAN (husband Bill,) Alvin MOORE, Myrtle MEREDITH, Charles MOORE. Remembered by sister-in-law Hilda MOORE. Predeceased by all her in-laws: Maine (husband William) MARSHALL, Rueben (wife Nell) FERGUSON, Floyd (wife Pearl) FERGUSON, William (wife Cecile) FERGUSON, Lena (husband Walter) MARSHALL. Loved by many nieces and nephews. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 pm Tuesday, May 20 at Island Funeral Home. Funeral Service 2: 00 pm Wednesday, May 21, 2003. Burial Cold Springs Cemetery.

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BRAY o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-11-19 published
John Benjamen FERGUSON
In loving memory of John Benjamen FERGUSON who passed away peacefully at Manitoulin Centennial Manor on Sunday, November 16, 2003 at the age of 97 years.
Predeceased by his beloved wife Flora (née MOORE) on May 18, 2003. Predeceased by all his brothers and sisters, Maime (husband William) MARSHALL, Reuben (wife Nell,) Floyd (wife Pearl,) William (wife Cecil,) Lena (husband Walter) MARSHALL. Brother-in-law to Reta (predeceased) and husband William BRAY, Charles MOORE (predeceased) and wife Hilda, William and wife Olive MOORE, Carmen MOORE, Violet and Bill McLENNAN, Alvin MOORE, Myrtle MEREDITH. Loved by many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, November 18, 2003. Funeral Service at 2: 00 p.m. Wednesday,
November 19, 2003 at Little Current United Church. Burial in Cold Springs Cemetery.

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