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DEVEAU o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-27 published
DEVEAU, Robert
Died suddenly on December 21, 2003. Husband of Trixie; father of Damien, Kylie and Jordana; son of Adele (deceased) and Adolph brother of Jerry and Diane of Connecticut; uncle of Paul and Nicholas BECK, Toronto and E.J., Elizabeth and Christopher, U.S.A. A larger than life personality, a passion for his work with art, especially carpets, drew us into his world, which will be sadly diminished by his absence. A service will be held at St. James Chapel, Cabbagetown, 635 Parliament Street, on Monday, December 29, 2003 at 11 a.m. All Friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a Memorial Fund at the Board of Trade, Woodbridge, in his honour.

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DEVER o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-08-06 published
Evelyn Iris DEVER- BOCK
In loving memory of Evelyn Iris DEVER- BOCK who passed away on Saturday, August 2, 2003 at Extendicare Falconbridge, Sudbury at the age of 93 years.
Beloved wife of Clifford DEVER (predeceased) and Melvyn BOCK (predeceased.) Loved mother of Herman and wife Nora DEVER of Sudbury, Iris and husband Norman WHISSEL of Edmonton, Dan and wife Bev DEVER of Sudbury and Norman and wife Bev DEVER of Lively. Fondly remembered by many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Evelyn was an avid curler and will always be remembered for her large garden and raspberry patch in Little Current. Visitation from 11: 00 am until Funeral Service at 2:00 pm Wednesday, August 6, 2003. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.

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DEVEREUX o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-08-01 published
CHEADLE, Molly Elizabeth June 29, 1956 - July 28, 2003
It is with great sadness that our family announces the death of our beloved Molly. Daughter of Eric and Audrey, sister of Susan CRAIG and her husband Brad of Owen Sound, Ontario, Dianne DEVEREUX and her husband Bruce of Courtenay, British Columbia, Bruce CHEADLE and his wife Karen of Ottawa, and Norman CHEADLE of Sudbury, Ontario. She died peacefully at the Hospice at May Court in Ottawa. She is survived by the above, and three sons, Will HARRIS, his partner Aiyana and grand_son Theo, Robin HARRIS of Owen Sound, Ben HARRIS and his partner Danielle of Ottawa. A Memorial Service will be held at St. George's Anglican Church in Owen Sound on August 9 at 2 p.m. A Memorial Service also will be held at St. George's Anglican Church in Ottawa (Metcalfe and Gloucester) on August 16 at 1: 30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice at May Court, 114 Cameron Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 0X1, or to a charity of your choice.

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DEVEREUX o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-08-26 published
CHEADLE, Eric Bruce, February 5, 1931-August 24, 2003
Piper, Teacher, Sailor, died peacefully at his home in Owen Sound surrounded by his family on Sunday, August 24, 2003 in his 73rd year. He will be forever missed by his wife Audrey (née BUDGEON,) children Norman of Sudbury, Dianne and her husband Bruce DEVEREUX of Courtenay, British Columbia, Susan and her husband Brad CRAIG of Owen Sound, and Bruce and Karen of Ottawa and grandchildren Will, Robin and Ben HARRIS, Dylan, Brodie and Nick CRAIG, Wilder LEDUC, Sam and Arden CHEADLE, Keiran and Chance DEVEREUX and his great-grand_son Theo. Predeceased by his daughter Molly CHEADLE. Visitation will be held at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Friday, August 29, 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial service will be held at St. George's Anglican Church on Saturday, August 30, 2003 at 2: 00 p.m. Archdeacon Christopher PRATT officiating. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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DEVINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-09-18 published
Peter DEVINE
By Mary DEVINE
Scholar, athlete, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend. Born January 21, 1914, in Ottawa. Died February 2, in Ottawa, of natural causes, aged 89.
By Mary DEVINE Thursday, September 18, 2003 - Page A28
Peter DEVINE was defined by the grocery business he, and his father before him, operated on York Street in the Byward Market in Ottawa. Founded in 1911, DEVINE's was a local institution until it closed in 1975. In the late 1930s, Peter took over his father's fledgling business and developed it into Ottawa's premier grocery establishment. Except for his years of armed service in Newfoundland during the Second World War, Peter managed his business 12 hours a day, six (often seven) days a week for almost 40 years. Sixty years before the advent of internet home grocery-shopping, DEVINE's red trucks, carrying individual orders in wooden boxes, could be seen making the rounds to 24 Sussex Drive, Rideau Hall, Parliament Hill, embassies and private clubs, as well as to customers elsewhere in the city. On most Saturdays and preceding major holidays, shopping at DEVINE's was a ritual for generations of Ottawa families.
While Peter blossomed into a successful merchant, he began his adult life as a gifted athlete and scholar. When he was just 14, he won the McKinley Trophy, awarded to the best Ottawa junior tennis player under 16. He continued playing tennis until he was 80. While earning his B.A. and the Governor General's Medal at the University of Ottawa in 1934, Peter starred with the local hockey team. During this time, he was heralded by many as Ottawa's finest prospect for National Hockey League ranks. After earning his M.A. in Ottawa in 1936, he began his PhD studies at the University of Toronto, finding time to centre a Varsity Blues hockey line. Just a couple of credits shy of his PhD, Peter returned to Ottawa to attend to his ailing father's business. He continued to play hockey; his bride-to-be, Aurelia GRIMES, saved clippings from Ottawa newspapers which document, for his family today, his "brilliant" play with the Hull Volant during that time.
Peter and Aurie married in 1940 and raised seven children, living most of their married life in the Glebe neighbourhood of Ottawa. Aurie died suddenly of heart failure at age 60 in 1974.
After decades devoted to the grocery business and Aurie's untimely death, Peter became somewhat philosophical by the mid-1970s. Rather than sell and risk damaging his reputation at the hands of a new proprietor, Peter decided to close the store in 1975. After almost 65 years as a fixture on the Byward Market, DEVINE's ceased to exist.
Peter embarked on a new life. He took art appreciation courses at Carleton University and travelled to Europe to observe first-hand the paintings reproduced in his text books. He became an avid gardener in an attempt to learn how the produce he had sold for 40 years was grown. He spent many hours volunteering for the Canadian Cancer Society, St. Vincent's Hospital and the Ottawa Food Bank. In the late 1970s, Peter met Anne SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER who became his closest companion until his death. In 1981, they established a new business, Handi-House, to serve disabled customers. After they sold the business, they travelled extensively.
Peter was renowned for his generosity. In the early 1980s, he opened his home to a family of five Cambodian refugees who have since made a successful life for themselves in Canada. His identity to many outsiders was his commercial success; however, to his family and close Friends, he was an intensely private, independent and humble man, a devout Catholic who attended mass virtually every day of his full life.
Peter's daughter Mary DEVINE wrote this with help from her siblings: Gloria, Peter, Patrick, Christopher, Michael and Nancy.

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DEVITT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-09-04 published
WRIGHT, W. A. " Wilf"
Died at the age of 76 on Tuesday September 2, 2003 at Markham, Ontario. Wilf, and wife Mary, have been resident in Markham since 1975 moving from Ottawa. Prior to that the family resided in several places in western Canada including Saskatoon, Regina, Victoria, and Winnipeg. Wilf was a graduate of the universities of Saskatchewan and British Columbia where he graduated with a degree in Social Work in 1949. He worked for nine years with the Dept. of Social Welfare in the Province of Saskatchewan leaving in 1958 to join Health and Welfare Canada. At the time of his retirement in 1985 he was responsible for Federal income support programs in Ontario. Wilf has been active in community affairs in Markham. He was a longtime member of St. Andrew's United Church, worked for several years with the board of Markham Stouffville Family Life centre and was active with the United Way of York Region. He was a Past Master of Markham Union Masonic Lodge and Past First Principal of Oakwood Royal Arch chapter. Wilf leaves his wife Mary, son Brent, son Brad and wife Monica, daughter Brenda and her husband Dr. Hugh DEVITT, and Grandchildren Mark, Janice, Karen, Kim. Friends will be received at the Dixon- Garland Funeral Home at 166 Main Street North (Hwy 48) Markham, Ontario on Friday September 5th between 7 and 9 p.m. Memorial service to be held at St. Andrews United Church in Markham on Saturday September 6, 2003 at 5: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the Alzheimer Society of York Region, 800 Davis Drive, Unit 6, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 9Z9.

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

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DEVLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-31 published
EUSTACE, David Fox
Born Dublin, Ireland October 31, 1931, died peacefully, at home in Toronto, on May 29, 2003. Brother to Roland EUSTACE, Hope DAVIS and Ruth DEVLIN. Cherished husband of Roberta EUSTACE and father of Steven, Gary, (Lynn,) James, (Mary,) and Talbot EUSTACE. Beloved Grandfather and sage of Tara, Connor, and Gemma EUSTACE. A true renaissance man. He will be missed by his many Friends who have known him as a writer, filmmaker, creative thinker, businessman, insurance executive, magician, a lifelong movie buff and lover of fine books. Special thanks to Dr. Patrick SKALENDA and Beata ROLLINS for palliative care. The celebration of a life well lived will be held at home on Sunday, June 1st between 2-6 p.m. Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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DEVRIES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-08-15 published
Godfather of Canadian paratroops
'Superb combat leader' led a courageous allied rush to the Baltic in the closing days of Second World War
By John WARD, Ottawa
Fraser EADIE, a legendary soldier who commanded the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion in the waning days of the Second World War and went on to be the godfather to generations of post-war paratroopers, has died at age 86.
During the war, Mr. EADIE fought through northern Europe and led his battalion to Wismar, on Germany's Baltic coast, as the fighting ended.
His men remembered him as a disciplinarian who would nod at unorthodox tactics that worked. In the postwar period, he was patron of Canada's paratroop association. He served as honorary colonel of the Canadian Airborne Regiment from 1989 until it was disbanded in disgrace in 1994 after the Somalia affair.
In 1993, at the age of 76, he marked the Airborne's 25th anniversary by making a parachute jump with the outfit.
"He was a natural leader, a superb combat leader," said Bob LOCKHART, a retired paratroop officer who knew Mr. EADIE well after the war.
Mr. EADIE began his military career as a militia soldier in the 1930s, serving as a private in both the Calgary Highlanders and the Royal Winnipeg Rifles.
After the war broke out, he left his job with the Ford Motor Co. for the army and went overseas as a lieutenant with the Rifles.
He was promoted to captain and then major, and took a parachute course before joining the fledgling parachute battalion. As a hockey player before the war, he was in top physical shape. He breezed through gruelling training which left many gasping by the wayside.
In March, 1944, the battalion took part in Operation Varsity, leapfrogging the Rhine River into Germany.
The jump zone was heavily defended and the battalion commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Jeff NICKLIN, was killed. One story says he died when he landed in a clump of trees directly above a German machine-gun nest, but Jan DEVRIES, who was a private at the time, doubts that.
"NICKLIN was actually probably dead before he came into the trees because he sailed right over a German machine-gun," Mr. DEVRIES said.
With the commander dead and the landing under heavy fire, the Canadians were in a crisis.
"Fraser immediately assumed command," said Mr. DEVRIES.
He rallied the men and despite heavy casualties -- 25 killed, about 50 wounded and 20 missing out of 475 -- he led them to seize their objectives.
The battalion jumped into Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944, as part of a larger British unit. The Canadians fought in Normandy for weeks and helped break the German army in France.
Mr. DEVRIES said Mr. EADIE showed a sense of humour even in combat. He recalled an incident in Normandy when Mr. EADIE spotted a German tank and called for artillery support, telling the gunners he faced a Tiger tank, a formidable piece of armour. When a corporal pointed out that the tank was, in fact, a smaller though still potent Mark IV, Mr. EADIE smiled at him: "Don't spoil a good story."
Mr. EADIE was awarded the Distinguished Service Order, promoted to lieutenant-colonel and confirmed as battalion commander.
In the final weeks of the war, the battalion was paired with a British armoured unit, driving into northern Germany. The Canadians commandeered cars, trucks and other vehicles and outran the British, Mr. Lockhart said.
"They were moving so fast with their captured cars and such that the armoured battalion ran out of gas."
At one point, a British general arrived to inspect the regiment and was shocked to find some soldiers decked out in German parachute smocks, others sporting looted bowler hats.
Mr. EADIE was driving a big German staff car at the time and was hardly in a position to complain. He remembered later that the general was taken aback by the scorn for dress regulations.
He told Mr. EADIE: "I saw one fellow wearing what looked like a rugby sweater embossed with the words, Flin Flon."
Mr. EADIE said the general never did figure out what that meant and no one enlightened him.
Mr. DEVRIES said the Canadians, in company with the Royal Scots Greys, an armoured outfit, eventually ran into the Russians on the Baltic.
"Their orders were to go to Denmark," Mr. DEVRIES said. Mr. EADIE would have none of that and confronted the Russians, telling his men "Get ready lads."
"He told the Russian officer, 'you better have 10 men for my one.'"
The Russians backed down.
The official history of the Canadian Army notes: "Wismar, taken by Lt.-Col. EADIE's men and the Royal Scots Greys was in fact the most easterly point reached by any Commonwealth troops in this campaign and the first point where any Commonwealth troops serving in it made contact with the Russian ally.
"It is satisfactory that a Canadian battalion was there."
The battalion went home in September, 1945, and was disbanded. Mr. EADIE went back to Ford, where he spent 46 years in all.
Canadian Press

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