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HOME o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-23 published
HILDESHEIM, Pauline Mary Adela
75, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, died suddenly on December 18, 2003 in the Halifax Infirmary, Q.E. II. Born in Toronto, Ontario in 1928, she was the only child of Paul and Nora HOME (CAWTHORNE.) Her father changed his last name from HILDESHEIM to HOME at the beginning of the First World War. Pauline attended Moulton College, then took an Honours B.A. in modern languages and literature from Trinity College in 1949 followed by an M.A. She went on to teach French, Latin and German at Edgehill School for Girls in Windsor Nova Scotia In 1953 she earned the degree of Bachelor of Library Science at the University of Toronto. She was appointed Assistant Librarian at the Halifax Memorial Library and then became an Assistant Librarian at the University of Toronto Library. Pauline returned to Halifax where she ultimately held the post of Deputy Chief Librarian at the Halifax Memorial Library, which she filled with great distinction until her retirement. During her professional career, she earned the degrees of Master of Library Science from the University of Toronto and Master of Public Administration from Dalhousie University. Pauline was a generous supporter of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and an enthusiastic member of its Travel Committee, as well as being an active member of the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia. She was Treasurer of the Canadian Federation of University Women, Halifax Branch, a Member of the Congregational Council of the Cathedral Church of All Saints. As well, she was Treasurer of the Cathedral Branch of Anglican Church of Women, a member of the Cathedral League, and a faithful communicant of the Anglican Church of Canada. Pauline is survived by several cousins and her god-daughter, Cynthia LANGLANDS, of Dallas, Texas. Pauline possessed a remarkable memory along with high intelligence and a strong voluntary spirit, and will be sadly missed by her family and many Friends. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in early 2004. Details to be announced later. Donations in Pauline's memory can be made to the Cathedral Church of All Saints, the Art of Gallery of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.

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HOMER o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-11-05 published
Barbara KING (née MADAHBEE)
In loving memory of Barbara KING (née MADAHBEE) who passed away Thursday morning, October 30, 2003 at her residence at the age of 73 years.
Beloved wife of Raymond George KING, predeceased. Will be sadly missed by her children, Susan KING and Will PATHY, Jane KING and Ken PASTO, Debbie KING and Bill HOMER, Patrick KING (wife Jean) and predeceased by son Kevin KING. Special grandmother of Desmond and Grant KING. Dear sister of Anne BREYER, Jean ANDREWS, Ivan MADAHBEE, Lillian BUCKNELL, Archie MADAHBEE, Cecilia BAYERS, Linda THIBODEAU, Patsy CORBIERE, Tootsie PANAMICK, Patrick MADAHBEE and predeceased by Veronica McGRAW, Lawrence MADAHBEE, Elizabeth KING, Eli MADAHBEE, Morris MADAHBEE and Doris BREWER. Rested at the Sucker Creek Community Hall on Sunday, November 1, 2003. Funeral Mass was held at St. Bernard's Church, Little Current on Monday, November 3, 2003. Cremation. Lougheed Funeral Home Sudbury.

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HOMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-08-15 published
Howard HOAG
By Steven DENURE, Julia WOODS, Michael HOMER, Marty SILVERSTONE Friday, August 15, 2003 - Page A28
Friend, husband, father, rugby player. Born September 17, 1952, in Ottawa. Died June 15, in Toronto, of cancer, aged 50.
Friends experienced a quintessential Howard HOAG moment a few years ago on the dock at a friend's cottage at a remote spot in Georgian Bay. They had an old recurve bow and a quiver full of new arrows, and were taking turns shooting at -- and missing a floating target anchored far out in the bay. As was his lifelong habit, Howard arrived much later than anticipated. He stepped out of the boat with a nautical flourish, and, after being roundly berated for being late and bringing what looked to be only six (warm) beer, he picked up the bow and tested its pull. Then he turned and fired an arrow and hit the previously unthreatened target the first time, with a satisfying thunk, like an exclamation mark at the end of a sentence. In the moment of stunned silence that followed, he gave a withering Hoagian look. "That's how it's done," he said, and picked up his six-pack and his knapsack, which turned out to be full of wine, and headed up the hill, leaving the merry band on the dock properly put in its place.
His Friends spent so much time waiting for him that they dubbed it "Howard time." The wait was always worth it. At every party there was "before Howie" and "after Howie." With his arrival, the conversation always sparkled a little more, the wine tasted better, the room seemed to grow bigger -- plus there was his unique ability to infuriate and/or entertain everybody in the room.
Howard grew up in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, the youngest of four children born to a production manager at the mighty CIP paper mill. As a child he was a Boy Scout, soloist in the church choir and an avid canoeist. He would later tell stories about paddling around the islands in the St. Lawrence River and watching the foam from the mill make the paddles disappear.
His voice eventually changed and, when he got to Montreal's McGill University, so did the songs. Howard studied environmental biology, but his true passion was the game of rugby. In recent years, Howard was best known as the heart and soul of the Toronto Scottish Rugby Club, as well as a key organizer of its annual Robbie Burns night. In Montreal, however, he's a legend: it was his monumental gaffe (he loudly lambasted a group of football coaches while the men in question sat in the next room listening to every word) that led to the creation of the Howie Hoag Award. Since its inception in 1971, "the Hoag" has been given out weekly during the MacDonald College football season to the player who performs the most remarkable misdeed of the week.
We are comforted to know that the last several years of Howard's too-short life were the absolute best. At 48, the classic lad and confirmed bachelor met the love of his life, the incomparable Louise RICH, and her daughter, Odette HUTCHINGS. This perfect trio -- whose adopted nickname was H.R.H. -- did not have anything like the number of years they deserved together, but what they did have was packed with enough love and laughter to fill many longer lifetimes.
Tragically, last Christmas Eve, Howard, who'd battled cancer as a child, learned that the radiation treatment that had saved his life 42 years earlier had probably led to the growth of an inoperable tumour in one of his bile ducts. In early June, Howard was given only a few days to live, but survived long enough to marry Louise and spend another week with his family and the Friends he loved. He also lived long enough to die on the day and at the hour of what used to be his absolutely favourite kind of night: just after midnight on a midsummer's eve with a full moon, which Howard used to say was "God's flashlight."
Steve, Julia, Mike and Marty are Friends of Howard HOAG.

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