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FITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-04-26 published
COLTHART, John Marshall M.D.
Born March 31, 1916 in Rodney, Ontario, died April 24, 2003 in Uxbridge, Ontario. Graduate University of Western Ontario Medicine '42, Major in Royal Canadian Army Medical Corp World War 2 overseas, family physician in East York 1946-1954, industrial physician with Bell Canada in Toronto 1954-1965, Western Electric/American Telephone and Telegraph in Chicago 1965-1969, Xerox in Rochester, New York 1969-1980 before retiring to Beaverton, Ontario and Clearwater, Florida. John was predeceased by his parents, James and Jeanie (THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) COLTHART, and his wife, Shirley Mae (FITCH) M.D., University of Western Ontario Medicine '42. Father (father-in-law) of Jim of San Diego, California, Doctors Carol (Bob) BROCK in North York, Ontario, Peggy (Bob) McCALLA in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Alice (Rick) DANIEL in Calgary, Alberta and Joan (Dave) ROBERTSON in Shortsville, New York; grandfather of Christie COLTHART, Lisa (Andrew) SCHNEPPENHEIM, John Michael COLTHART, Mike BROCK, Heather (Tom) WHEELER, Catherine BROCK, Andy McCALLA, Matt (Jen) McCALLA, Jen (Dan) BEDETTE, James ROBERTSON, Shirley and Sarah DANIEL and great-grandfather of Christie's son, Kyle BURGESS. He was loved, respected and treasured by family, Friends and patients alike. A celebration of his life will be held at Markham Bible Chapel, 50 Cairns Drive, Markham, Ontario, west of McGowan Road, south from 16th Avenue, on Monday, May 5, 2003 at 2: 00 p.m. In remembrance, donations can be made to the Shirley M. Colthart Fund (c/o John P. Robarts Research Institute, P.O. Box 5015, London, Ontario N6A 5K8), or the Trans-Canada Trail Foundation or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Mangan Funeral Home, Beaverton, Ontario (705) 426-5777.

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FITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-07-08 published
John Marshall COLTHART
By Alice DANIEL Tuesday, July 8, 2003 - Page A18
Doctor, golfer, storyteller, husband, father. Born March 31, 1916, in Rodney, Ontario Died April 24, in Uxbridge, Ontario, of cancer complications, aged 87.
son of James and Jeanie (THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) COLTHART, both devoted parents, John always had fond memories of his youth. Growing up in such a close-knit community also generated great stories involving: classmates and teachers at Rodney/Dutton schools, baseball, music, Boy Scouts, learning how to drive on the country roads with his Dad's model T Ford, and helping his Dad construct homes and other buildings, including raising a barn in one day. He proceeded to medical school at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, where he met Shirley Mae FITCH. One can only imagine the upheaval in their lives during 1942 as both graduated from University of Western Ontario Medicine, were married April 4, and interned together at Toronto East General Hospital. In the same year, John joined the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps and Shirley began working at a major psychiatric hospital in Toronto.
After some training at Camp Borden and a brief leave with Shirley in Nova Scotia, John sailed overseas in a convoy. He witnessed many demoralizing traumas during the Second World War, which he rarely talked about. However, John recognized and shared how much the experience furthered his medical education, enhancing both his surgical skills and bedside manner; he was honoured to serve as a Major in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corp until months after the official armistice. As an only child, he appreciated the intense camaraderie of his army buddies, just as he enjoyed a broad spectrum of classmates, colleagues and neighbours throughout his life.
He returned to Shirley in Toronto in 1946 and saw his son Jim, by then aged 22 months, for the first time. As the family expanded with the addition of four daughters (Carol, Peggy, Alice and Joan) to his flock, he established himself as a family physician in East York, a practice he continued until 1954.
John then served as an industrial physician with Bell Canada in Toronto 1954-65, Western Electric/American Telephone and Telegraph in Chicago 1965-69, Xerox in Rochester, New York 1969-80 before he retired to Beaverton, Ontario, Clearwater, Florida, and Shortsville, N.Y.
Both John and Shirley enjoyed travelling to visit Friends and family near and far, or keeping in touch by telephone. They also remained active supporters of their medical societies, Denison University, University of Western Ontario and the Robarts Research Foundation; John established the Shirley M. Colthart fund at Robarts after Shirley died on September 26, 1995. On his own the past seven years, John got around still (and not just around the golf course). His travels took him as far as Australia. His mobility was particularly remarkable since he started struggling with cancer in 2000.
It is unfortunate that this physician, who was so respected by his patients for his healing ways, his clinical acumen, his encouragement and his generosity, would have had his own cancer diagnosis and treatment delayed a year by apparent misdiagnosis. He then benefited from the masterly care of a number of doctors, volunteers, and many others.
John considered it a miracle that he survived the first year of treatment. He was relatively well for nearly two years, but ended up in the Markham-Stouffville Hospital with an infection in mid-March. He did not have severe acute respiratory syndrome, but was in quarantine there and moved to the Uxbridge Hospital, extending his quarantine for a total of 19 days. His 87th birthday passed with the family unable to see him.
Once the quarantine was lifted, his family members took turns staying at his side, but it was clear it would be tough for him to turn things around.
Alice DANIEL is John's daughter.

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FITZPATRICK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-06 published
McMULLEN, Kathleen
At the Northumberland Health Care Centre, Cobourg, Monday, March 3, 2003 at the age of 93. Kathleen (née FITZPATRICK,) wife of the late George Adams McMULLEN. Loving mother of Linda McMULLEN of Peterborough and Bob McMULLEN (Anne Marie) of Stratford. Predeceased by her daughter Margie LEMON. Mother-in-law of Morley LEMON and his wife Sandra. Dear Nana of William LEMON and his wife Donna, Kelly Anne LEMON, Jennifer, Julie and Michael McMULLEN. Great grandmother of Meg and Ben LEMON. Sister of Margaret FITZPATRICK of Cobourg. Kathleen will also be remembered by her extended family David PATERSON, Elspeth RUSSELL and Diane RANKIN and families. A memorial service will be held at the Legion Village Recreation Hall, 111 Hibernia Street, Cobourg, on Saturday, March 8 at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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FITZPATRICK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-06-11 published
Notice to creditors, heirs at law and others In The Estate of Peter Ward HANNA
All claims against the Estate of Peter Ward HANNA, late of the Town of Midland, Simcoe County, who died on February 3rd, 2003, must be in our hands by July 9th, 2003, after which time the Estate will be distributed with regards only to those claims of which the Estate Trustees shall then have notice.
Contance HANNA and
Royal Trust Corporation Of Canada
Estate Trustees by their solicitors:
Gowling Lafleur Henderson L.L.P.
2600 - 160 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1C3
Attention: Michael FITZPATRICK
Tel: (613) 786-0201
Fax: (613) 563-9869
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FITZSIMMONS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-08-16 published
HUBBS, Ruby Catherine (née McCULLOUGH)
Died peacefully on July 30, 2003 at Vancouver General Hospital She is remembered with love and sorrow and will live in our hearts always. Ruby HUBBS was born Ruby McCULLOUGH in Patterson, New Jersey, U.S.A. December 29, 1912. She lived with her family in Toronto during the Great Depression and World War 2. In 1947 she became a farmer's wife and later on a mother, first in Ameliasburgh, in Prince Edward County, Ontario and later on near Dundalk, Ontario. Ruby became a widow and single mother after the sudden death of her husband Harry Bruce HUBBS in 1955 and returned to Toronto where she lived most of the rest of her life. Ruby worked for Macmillan Publishing Company of Canada for 17 years. Following that, she was a devoted nanny for the small children of many families in Toronto for over twenty years. She was predeceased by her sister Constance McCULLOUGH, whom she cared for during the last ten years of her life. She is sadly missed by her daughter Connie HUBBS, grandchildren Kevin and Camille all of Vancouver, her brother Robert James McCULLOUGH of Toronto, nieces Leslie MIDDLETON of Markham and Lynda FITZSIMMONS of Florida, and nephew James McCULLOUGH of Mississauga and their families. Friends and family will gather for a Celebration of her Life Saturday September 13 at 3 p.m. at Humphrey Funeral Home on 1403 Bayview Avenue. In lieu of flowers, please consider an 'in memoriam' donation to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2 Telephone (416) 489-7111 mail@hsf.on.ca

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