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"DOB" 2003 Obituary


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DOBIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-29 published
MYLES, George Alexander
George was born on October 21, 1915 at the Woman's Hospital in Toronto, but life took him to many continents and through many adventures before its circle ended at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on December 23, 2003 in the presence of his wife, Elizabeth (Bette). Despite his advancing age and declining health, George died suddenly, maintaining his wit, charm and penchant for crosswords until his last days. Growing up on the ''Danforth'', at the age of 23, he embarked on a journey to Southern Rhodesia in 1938, where he later joined the Royal Air Force and reported to #49 Squadron at Scampton, Lincolnshire, on January 15, 1941. Returning to Africa after the war, he stayed until 1948, then returned to Canada. George retired in 1980 after 30 years working for the Department of Veteran's Affairs. He leaves two sons, John, of Harrison Springs, British Columbia and George (Leslie) of Carleton Place, Ontario; grandchildren Angus, Garth, and Lauren sisters Mary DOBIE (nephew Alan) and Audrey TAILOR/TAYLOR (niece Barbara) sisters-in-law Dorothy PIKE (Boston) and Shirley WILLISTON (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia). George's legacy to his family is a 340 page autobiography that uniquely traces the footsteps of a Canadian born during the First World War, his youth through the Depression, and his service years during World War 2. Ever one for sayings and adages, he believed strongly in the special mystery of the Universe. His autobiography concludes with the following prose dedicated to his grandchildren and their children: ''I had a happy childhood. My parents were responsible people. My family believed in God. I appreciated the Wonders of Nature.'' The family received Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A. W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, December 28th. Service in the Chapel Monday, December 29th at 3 p.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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DOBRANSKI o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-01-08 published
Nelda May MONTGOMERY
In loving memory of Nelda May MONTGOMERY, September 13, 1913 - January 5, 2003.
Nelda MONTGOMERY, a resident of Spring Bay, passed away peacefully at her residence on Sunday, January 5, 2003, at the age of 89 years. She was born at Grimesthorpe, daughter of the late Neil and Pearl (LEWIS) McALLISTER. Nelda had operated Dawson's Resort from 1935 until 1982. Her hobbies included quilting, driving, picking raspberries, and most of all, going to yard sales.
Nelda was predeceased by her first husband Robert DAWSON in June of 1957. She later married Colin MONTGOMERY who predeceased November 1982. Dearly loved mother of James and daughter-in-law Myrtle DAWSON of Spring Bay. Proud grandmother of Marilyn, Sylvia (Doug ORFORD,) Paul, Murray (Dawn) all of Spring Bay and David of London and great grandchildren Bruce, Rodney and Sarah ORFORD and Rebecca and Alexander DAWSON. Dear sister of Dorothy DOBRANSKI of Little Current, Calvin (Winnifred) McALLISTER of Azilda and Marie (Richard) LAVOIE of Sudbury. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Gordon and Elgin and brother-in-law Michael DOBRANSKI.
Friends called at the Culgin Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 7, 2003. The funeral service will be conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel on Wednesday, January 8, 2003 with Reverend Frank HANER officiating. Spring interment in Grimesthorpe Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Culgin Funeral Home.

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DOBROTA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-11-20 published
BULL, Stewart Hastings (1916-2003) Teacher, soldier, author, historian, churchman, and loving family man. Born in Windsor, Ontario, died peacefully at home in Toronto on November 17, leaving Doris, his loving wife of 55 years, dear daughters Catherine (Richard GOLD) and Muriel (Kenneth OLSEN) and his adored grandchildren, Laura, Susanna and James. Predeceased by brothers, Henry BULL, Q.C. and the Reverend Edgar BULL, and sister Jane DOBROTA, R.N. A World War 2 veteran who served with the Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment, he was severely wounded in Normandy in 1944. He will be remembered first and foremost as a lively and inspiring teacher of History and English at Walkerville Collegiate, the University of Toronto Schools, and the Faculty of Education, U. of T. He encouraged generations of students, and dedicated boundless energy to school spirit, cadets, debating and dramatics. He was regimental historian, museum curator and Council member with the Queen's York Rangers of Toronto. A committed Anglican, he was active in parish work and community outreach at Saint Thomas's and All Saints' Kingsway Churches. Stewart was a steady leader who shared his love of people, creative spirit, and enthusiasm for life with all he knew. Sincere thanks to Dr. SWARTZ, Dr. PREOBRAZENSKI, Olive, Audrey, Karen, and to Colonel Michael STEVENSON, for their care and support. Visitation at Turner and Porter Funeral Home, Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. on Friday November 21 from 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral service Saturday November 22 at 1: 30 p.m. All Saints' Kingsway Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. at Prince Edward Rd. Memorial donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Médecins sans Frontières or All Saints' Kingsway Church.

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