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KAUFMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-06-14 published
PAISLEY, Margaret C.
Marnie was born in Berlin, Ontario November 1, 1906, and died in Waterloo on June 11, 2003.
She was the daughter of Talmon and Martha RIEDER (ANTHES) both of whom predeceased her, as did her dear sister Helen HENDERSON, her brother Edward, and her brother Paul. She was also predeceased by her husband Elmer and her great-granddaughter, Victoria Paisley D'AGOSTINO.
Marnie's life was anchored by a deep faith which carried her through adversity but also inspired her to remarkable accomplishment. She graduated with an arts degree from the University of Toronto in 1929. Following her graduation she joined Emma KAUFMAN in Japan where she spent a year helping to build the Young Women's Christian Association in that country. Her travels through the far east had a lasting impact on her life thereafter.
She was always active in the United Church, sometimes as a Sunday School teacher, or as a summer camp director, or as a Canadian Girls In Training leader. Later, after the family moved to Toronto, she led a Family Life Education program which pioneered a nursery school for working mothers.
She was a fine athlete, who played women's ice hockey at the University of Toronto. She was an inspiring teacher. She taught high school Guidance and English at Kitchener Collegiate Institute and at Waterloo Collegiate between 1955 and 1969 where her warmth and generous spirit fostered lasting Friendships, and her devotion to young people was an inspiration.
Her compassion, integrity and wisdom made her a good listener and counsellor even into the last days of her life. She shared her knowledge of wild flowers, trees and astronomy, just as she shared herself with all who needed help, or love, or an arm to lean on. Caring for others came as natural as breathing itself. Her last breath is gone but her memory will continue to shape the lives of her Friends and family. She has surely joined the fellowship of the Saints.
She is lovingly remembered by her children Penny HOBSON and her husband Richard of Baden, and Ian and his wife Linda of Aurora, and by her grandchildren Gregory, Martha, Aaron, Matthew, Jill and Margaret. She also leaves six adoring great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews, especially Bonnie PASSMORE and Beth HENDERSON who found a nurturing substitute mother in Aunt Marnie after the death of their own mother when they were very young.
Marnie's family will receive Friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, in Waterloo, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, 2003. A service to celebrate her life will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Monday, June 23, 2003, at 11 a.m., with Reverend Harold STEAD officiating. Following cremation, a family committal service will be held at Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.
Following the service, Friends and relatives are invited to the Reception Room of the funeral home for refreshments and a time to visit with the family.
Those wishing to make memorial donations are encouraged to consider the Kitchener-Waterloo Young Women's Christian Association, or the Victoria D'Agostino Children's Fund at the K-W Community Foundation. Donations can be arranged through the funeral home, phone (519) 745-8445 or

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KAUFMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-07-10 published
Toronto's musical Mr. Chips
Headmaster of private Crescent School took over a rundown building and fixed its wiring, plumbing and even its furnace until a newer structure could be found
By James McCREADY Special to The Globe and Mail Thursday, July 10, 2003 - Page R5
He was the first Canadian-born principal of a Toronto boys' school that for its first 50 years had hired only British headmasters. Bill BURRIDGE, who has died at the age of 79, remained at Toronto's Crescent School until 1986.
The boys at the school both respected him and feared him. The father of one former head boy remembers "Mr. BURRIDGE" as a man who could "cut through the BS. The boys knew they couldn't get away with anything with him. But he was a wonderful teacher."
Mr. BURRIDGE was an unlikely Mr. Chips. If you looked back at his early school career, no one would have picked him for the job as a headmaster at a private school.
William BURRIDGE was a working class boy who was born in Toronto on August 16, 1923. His father, an English immigrant, was a painter for Imperial Oil. Young Bill went to Western Technical-Commercial School to become an electrician.
But like many of his generation, the Second World War wrought changes in his life.
He went into the Royal Canadian Air Force as an electrician. One of his first postings was to Dorval Airport in Montreal, a military field during the war, where one of his fellow electricians, Phil JONES, remembered they worked on odd planes for the Royal Canadian Air Force, odd because they were not the standard aircraft flown by Bomber Command. They were American planes, twin-engined B-25 bombers and the long range four engine B-24 Liberators.
One big B-24 was unique. It was named Commando and its bomb racks had been stripped out to make it into a passenger plane, with two private bunks for Winston Churchill, the wartime British Prime Minister and his doctor. The plane was parked at Dorval a lot of the time, from where it could easily head out to Bermuda, West Africa or to Cairo, or across the Atlantic to Britain. The aircraft was serviced by Royal Canadian Air Force electricians, including Mr. BURRIDGE. The posting provided interesting stories for him to tell in later life.
Mr. BURRIDGE and the other electricians were sent to different bases, including one just outside Vancouver. While there they used to pick up extra money on their leave by hitchhiking across the border to Seattle to work as drivers and warehousemen at a fruit-packing plant. The war meant a shortage of men and the Canadian airmen were given weekend work, no questions asked.
A professional musician on the double bass since the age of 17, through the war Mr. BURRIDGE played in pickup bands and an Royal Canadian Air Force band, along with Mr. Jones and others.
When Mr. BURRIDGE came home from the war he kept playing. During the late forties he played at dances at the Young Men's Christian Association and at clubs such as the Rex. In the fifties he played in the Benny Lewis Orchestra at places such as the Casa Loma and the Palace Pier, then a dance hall, now a family of condos on Lake Ontario. He played with the jazz great Moe KAUFMAN and did some session work with the jazz singers Peggy LEE and Pearl BAILEY.
Mr. BURRIDGE also played during the summers at resorts in the Muskokas. To get there he had to book an extra seat on the lake steamer Segwun for his big bass.
A short time after the war Mr. BURRIDGE decided to take advantage of the free education earned by his wartime service. He went to the University of Toronto and graduated in 1950 in arts and sciences. He worked as a salesman for General Foods for a year and then started teaching school, first in Coppercliff in northern Ontario and then in Scarborough near Toronto.
By the late fifties he was a principal in Whitby, just outside Toronto. But a car accident on the way to school influenced his view of things. His car slipped on ice and broadsided a telephone pole. Although unhurt, the crash made him ready for a change. One day he was on jury duty at a courtroom in downtown Toronto and spotted an ad in the Globe and Mail for a grade 5 teacher at Crescent School. He applied and got the job.
Crescent School was then on the old Massey estate on Dawes Road at Victoria Park. When he started there were only nine teachers, 100 students and the school went from kindergarten to grade 8.
Mr. BURRIDGE introduced music to the curriculum and became a popular teacher. When the headmaster was ill he took over on a part-time basis, becoming headmaster on his predecessor's death in 1966.
At the time, Crescent School was a mess. The building was falling apart and the headmaster was called on to fix the electrical work, the plumbing and even the furnace. He helped in the search for a new building and in 1972 the school moved to the old Garfield Weston Estate at Bayview Avenue and Post Road.
Over the years Crescent School changed and dropped the lower grades and expanded as far as the last grade of high school. Mr. BURRIDGE remained headmaster until 1971 and stayed on teaching and as assistant director of the Lower School until his retirement in 1986.
In private, Mr. BURRIDGE was also a Mr. Fixit. He helped keep up some family rental properties and often workered on his old Buicks or his house in suburban Ajax, Ontario, on a lot of almost half an acre. His other hobby was keeping bees.
Bill BURRIDGE leaves his wife Faith, to whom he was married for 54 years, and his three children, Reid, Rob and Hope.

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KAUFMANN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-07-17 published
By Cyril DABYDEEN, page A20
Doctor, cancer researcher, husband, father. Born May 21, 1927, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Died May 26, in Ottawa, of Parkinson's disease, aged 76.
He could have been a lawyer, he said: but combatting diseases became his lifelong discipline, until Dr. Elliott McCAUGHEY succumbed to Parkinson's. Grace, charm, and commitment to work characterized his life, in his uniquely Anglo-Irish way. But it was in Canada that he perhaps made his greatest contribution: In Ottawa, he was chief of laboratory medicine at the Civic Hospital and clinical professor of pathology at the University of Ottawa in a 14-year period; he also served as director of the Canadian Tumour Reference Centre.
"Everyone loved him," said staff at St. Vincent's Hospital in Ottawa, where Dr. McCAUGHEY spent his last years as a patient. His elegant use of the English language and wry humour made him "endearing and special," said Dr. John KAUFMANN, retired neuro-pathologist at the University of Western Ontario. "Elliott's particular use of the intransitive verb," added Dr. KAUFMANN, "was integral to his style, and with his logical mind he was always pleasant to listen to."
Dr. McCAUGHEY held many memberships in professional bodies in Britain and North America. His more-than-100 scholarly publications enhanced his reputation. And he was one of the first to make the link between asbestos and cancer, appearing often in U.S. courtrooms as an expert witness on this subject.
The McCAUGHEYs lived for generations in Belfast and Ballymena, as far back as c.1000, having descended from the High Kings of Ireland, according to lore. Elliott's father, William, was a senior civil servant of the Northern Ireland Government; his uncle Tom ELLIOT/ELLIOTT died in the Battle of the Somme in First World War.
After graduating from Queen's University, Belfast, Elliott McCAUGHEY worked at the Royal Victoria Hospital, where he met nurse Amy Kathleen PAUL from Kilrea, who became his bride; he then taught at Queen's University, Belfast. But his intellectual energies propelled him farther afield. in 1958, he came to Canada as assistant director of pathology, General Hospital, Saint John's, Newfoundland. In 1959, he worked for the famed Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.
Returning to Ireland, he headed the department of pathology at Dublin's prestigious Trinity College, serving from 1964 to 1972. During this time he spent six months as part of a medical research team in Nagpur, India, under the World Health Organization.
But patterns of disease in human populations and finding cures for diseases pre-occupied him. He moved back to Canada, to the University of Western Ontario, where he was most productive here he also formed some of his lasting Friendships. Then, in 1976 he came to Ottawa to continue his illustrious career. He retired after being struck by Parkinson's in 1994; around this same time his wife Amy suffered a stroke.
Dr. McCAUGHEY was well-known for his generosity. He also read widely: scientific material, politics, economics, belles-lettres. He regularly visited the National Gallery, and was an ardent listener to the short-wave radio, the British Broadcasting Corporation mainly. A whisky connoisseur he was; and he golfed in Ireland and elsewhere while travelling to conferences.
In the final months, as his mind teetered and his tremors increased because of Parkinson's, he flitted back and forth to familiar Belfast and Dublin, and to former colleagues at Queen's and Trinity: Images interspersed with life in Canada, his family especially, all in his ubiquitous consciousness. With his wife Amy and daughters by his side, Dr. McCAUGHEY showed immense courage to the end. He left behind his wife, and children Paul, Claire and Gail and five grandchildren.
Cyril is son-in-law to Elliott McCAUGHEY.

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KAUMEYER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-29 published
STANFIELD, Katherine Margaret (née STAIRS)
Died peacefully December 26, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Born February 1, 1918, eldest of Katherine (DRYSDALE) and Cyril W. STAIRS, Halifax, she attended Halifax Ladies College, Edgehill and the Halifax Business College before working at Wm. Stairs son and Morrow. She married Gordon (Pete) STANFIELD in 1940. They resided in Sydney and New Glasgow before settling in Halifax, summering in Bedford and vacationing in Bermuda. Kay will be remembered as a people person who made a life long contribution to her community through her many interests and activities as a member of the Waegwaltic and Saraguay Clubs, the Junior League, All Saints Cathedral, Victoria Hall and the garden club. She is survived by sisters: Phyllis (MacDOUGALL) Toronto, Doshie (MacKIMMIE- KAUMEYER) Calgary, Betty (FREUND) Johannesburg, South Africa and brother Allan STAIRS, Montreal: daughters Nancy and Pegi, Calgary; sons David (Barbara) Halifax and Gordon (Kay), Dartmouth; grand_sons Peter (Karin SORRA), New Jersey, Michael, Vancouver, John (Julie) Calgary, David K and Matthew, Halifax; great grand_son William, New Jersey. She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years (1995) and brother Arthur STAIRS, Halifax. The family is most grateful for the care and support given to Kay by the staff and Friends at Melville Heights, her home since 1995. The family will receive visitors at Snows Funeral Home, Windsor Street, Halifax on Monday December 29 from 7-9: 00 p.m. The funeral service will be at All Saints Cathedral, Tuesday, December 30, 1:30 p.m.

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