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LAPERRIÈRE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-08-19 published
Sharon NIELD
By Barbara LAPERRIÈRE and Nora HAMMELL Tuesday, August 19, 2003 - Page A18
Wife, mother, grandmother, nurse. Born October 18, 1943, in Dauphin, Manitoba Died December 26, 2002 in Ottawa, of cancer, aged 59.
Sharon championed nurses and nursing. She was always on the lookout for pioneers and heroes whom she visited, to know first-hand what their work was like. Then she would tell the world.
On business in the Northwest Territories, she met with a nurse in the community and learned she had established a Brownie group, an effective way to create a healthier community for young girls. She spent time with a "street nurse" in Toronto and told people about the amazing nursing she had seen. Sharon noticed a Canadian Living magazine contest and submitted an essay on the contribution of nursing sisters. Hers was a winning entry and the prize was a tulip garden planted in front of the Canadian Nurses Association to honour the nursing sisters.
In becoming a nurse, Sharon was following in her mother's footsteps. Sharon graduated from Misericordia Hospital in Winnipeg and began her practice as a labour and delivery nurse. After moving to Montreal, Sharon completed both her Bachelor of Nursing and a graduate degree in counselling psychology. Returning to school even while caring for four small children -- awakened in her the understanding of nursing's vast possibilities and her commitment to the profession.
For more than 10 years, Sharon taught nursing at John Abbott College in Montreal. She was a role model of nursing and teaching at its best. One patient, a woman in the final stages of multiple sclerosis, was considered difficult by staff but not by Sharon. Sharon recognized that this woman was a talented storyteller who dreamed of writing a children's story. Sharon helped her realize her dream by listening to the story, writing it down and finding a way to have it published. The woman lived to see her story in print.
In 1992, Sharon joined the Canadian Nurses Association in Ottawa, in time becoming the director of nursing policy. At the national level, she was alert to the impact nursing can have and was a ray of hope at a difficult time. She didn't shy away from tackling the hard issues (such as the role of the nurse practitioner) for which consensus needed to be built across the country. Sharon's influence extended beyond Canada. Twice she visited the Ethiopian Nurses Association. The Ethiopian Nurses Association president wrote: "She was like a mother who was nurturing our association to stand on its own feet."
She was a mentor to many and revelled in the achievements of others -- completing a course, having an article published, giving up smoking or having a baby. A firm believer in having fun at work, Sharon convened occasional meetings at a neighbourhood coffee shop which she dubbed the "Elgin Street office." At work, Sharon would often say: "I've got to get a life." This was frequently followed by: "Jack [her husband] has a life, and I don't." And even sometimes by: "Jack's having more fun than I am." We always chuckled: We knew and Sharon knew that she was enjoying a truly wonderful life both at work and beyond.
She showed how to balance work and personal goals. Regardless of what was happening at work, she made it clear that the moment a new grandchild was born (there were seven) she was gone. Cottage time with her husband, their four children and grandchildren was sacrosanct.
During her illness, Sharon continued to give us lessons in living. When she left work on sick leave, she spoke openly about her cancer and informed her co-workers that she was going out to do some "undercover" work on the health-care system. Through her final days, with humour and grace, she reminded us of the power of love, the importance of family and the meaning faith can give to life.
Barbara and Nora are Sharon's Friends.

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LAPIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-31 published
GALLAGHER, Paul, Member of the Order of Canada
Aged 73 years, on March 27th, 2003. A husband, father, grandfather and brother as well as friend of and mentor to many, he died peacefully at home, surrounded by family, after a long battle with cancer. Paul was a distinguished educator and enthusiastic and dedicated volunteer. He was also a passionate Canadian who served as a Citizenship Judge from 2000 until his death. Paul is survived by his wife Grace; daughter Katherine (Jeff PARSONS) sons Stephen (Donna), Edward (Michelle) and Peter; and grand_sons Richard and Charles. Paul's family wishes to thank the North Shore Palliative Care Team. Special thanks go to Joanne LAPIN, our closest family friend, for her care and devotion to Paul and family. A Memorial Service will be held 2: 00 p.m. Tuesday, April 1st, 2003 in the Boal Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Shore Palliative Care Program c/o Lions Gate Hospital Foundation or to Adult Learning Development Asscociation.
First Memorial Funeral Services North Vancouver (604) 980-3451

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LAPINSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-09-17 published
Nancy Louise (WEMIGWANS) SHAWANA
In loving memory of Nancy SHAWANA, March 7, 1936 to September 10, 2003.
Nancy SHAWANA, a resident of Wikwemikong, passed away at the Wikwemikong Nursing Home, on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at the age of 67 years. She was born in Wikwemikong, daughter of Esther ANNIMIKWAAN and the late Adolphus WEMIGWANS (predeceased January 1946). She was a member of the Catholic Church and the Homemaker's. Nancy had many hobbies and interests including quilting, putting puzzles together and Bingo. She was an avid outdoorswoman, who enjoyed playing with the grandchildren, and visiting with family and Friends. Nancy has left happy memories that will be cherished by family, Friends and staff and residents at the nursing home where she lived and worked. Beloved wife of the late Joe Alex SHAWANA (September 1999.) Loving mother of Gordon WEMIGWANS (wife Julia,) Clement SHAWANA (friend Irene) of Wikwemikong, Howard (friend Sheila,) James SHAWANA (wife Marcella) of Niagara Falls. Her son Justin predeceased her. Dear grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Predeceased by 2 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Loving sister of Lawrence (wife Agatha) WEMIGWANS, Beatrice BONDY (husband David predeceased,) Rozina BRASS, Ronnie (wife Gail) ANNIMIKWAAN, Patsy CÔTÉ (friend Arnold,) sister-in-law Leona WEMIGWANS and Margaret SHAWANA (husband Lloyd predeceased.) Predeceased by Francis WEMIGWANS and Marcella LAPINSON. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Friends called the St.Ignatius Church, Buzwah on Thursday, September 11, 2003. Funeral service was held on Saturday, September 13, 2003 from Holy Cross Mission, Wikwemikong. Father Doug McCarthy officiated. Interment in Wikwemikong Cemetery.

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LAPLANTE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-12-10 published
Nels PETERSEN
The family announces with sorrow his death in Arizona on Sunday, November 30, 2003 at the age of 73 years.
He was born in Wadena, Saskatchewan and married Iona (née COONEY) in Sudbury in 1950. After 25 years of service with the Region of Sudbury, Nels retired in 1989 and moved with Iona to Manitoulin Island. There they spent summers at Cedar Eden with their 5 children and 14 grandchildren and enjoyed winters at Cielo Grande Park, Mesa, Arizona with many Friends and relatives. He was always happiest tending to his flower and vegetable gardens and creating projects in his workshop. Nels was a hard worker, but took time to enjoy a round of golf, a game of pool, a good glass of wine and he always had a song in his heart. He will be remembered as a devoted family man and a good friend. Dear son of Peter and Elizabeth (both predeceased). Beloved husband of Iona (COONEY) PETERSEN of Sudbury. Loving father of Ken (partner Cathy KINSMAN) of Halifax, Kathy WOLYNSKY (husband George) of Sudbury, Kirk (wife Joyce) of Montreal, Mike (wife Debra predeceased) of Sudbury and Patty LAPLANTE (husband Paul) of Lively.
Proud grandfather of Ronnie, Laura, Nick, Graham, Kim, Elizabeth, Jessica, Amy, Jayson, Angela, Andre, Michelle, Amanda and Emily. Predeceased by sisters Herta and Elsie and brothers Andreas and Hans. Survived by his brother Peter (wife Millie) and Arne and sisters Margaret (husband Wilfred predeceased), Maren (husband Gordon predeceased) and Toody (husband Ron predeceased) all of Saskatchewan. He will be sadly missed as brother-in-law and uncle to his special Friends Martti and Gloria LUOMA of Coniston. Rested at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury. Funeral Mass at Christ the King Church on Friday, December 5, 2003. Cremation at Parklawn Crematorium.

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LAPOINTE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-05-14 published
Wilfred Franklin HEIS
In loving memory of Wilfred Franklin HEIS who passed away peacefully at Sault Ste. Marie Area Hospital on Saturday, May 10, 2003 at the age of 92 years.
Beloved husband of Eugenia (née LAPOINTE.) Cherished father of Monica McNALLY (Gerald) of Sault Ste. Marie, Frances THOMAS (Gary) of Sydney, BC. Kathryn HEIS of Prince George, BC, Margaret Elaine JAMIESON (Patrick) of Victoria, BC, Ann Marie PIPPY (Grant) of Ottawa. Loved grandfather of Laurie, Michael, Christopher, Dawn, Sarah, Hollie, Gerry, Jennifer, Sean, Karen, Mark, Wilfred, James,
Cathy and Lisa. Will be missed by 17 great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 9: 30 am on Saturday, at Island Funeral Home followed by Funeral Mass at 11: 30 am Saturday, May 17, 2003 at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church. Cremation.

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LAPORTE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-11 published
An old-fashioned newsman
Distinguished journalist began humbly as a copy boy at the Hamilton Spectator and soared to the top of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
By James McCREADY, Special to The Globe and Mail Thursday, December 11, 2003 - Page R11
During the October Crisis of 1970, there were a lot of editors who buckled under. They followed the orders of the police and the Quebec and federal governments about not printing or broadcasting some details about the kidnapping of British Trade Commissioner James CROSS and the kidnapping and murder of Quebec cabinet minister Pierre LAPORTE.
Many editors and broadcast executives took to self-censorship, anticipating what the authorities wanted and keeping newscasts and newspapers clean. Denis HARVEY, who has died at age of 74, was not one of them.
Then editor of The Gazette of Montreal, the man he faced down was Jerome CHOQUETTE, Quebec's justice minister and the public face of authority during much of the crisis. CHOQUETTE did not want newspapers to publish the full manifesto of the Front de libération du Québec. Denis HARVEY ignored the request and published it.
The paper also broke the news that police had a photograph of James CROSS sitting on what looked like a box of dynamite. The justice minister warned The Gazette editor he could be arrested under the terms of the War Measures Act, but Mr. HARVEY called his bluff.
During the crisis, Mr. HARVEY didn't change his habits. When the paper was put to bed, he would walk to the Montreal Men's Press Club in the Mount Royal Hotel carrying the bulldog or first edition of the paper and sit at the bar and argue statistics with the sports editor, Brodie SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER.
There would also be political discussions, some of them heated, since the man who wrote the stamp column at the paper had been called up from the reserves in the military and took himself, and the War Measures Act, quite seriously.
Mr. HARVEY was an old-fashioned newsman, a high-school dropout who rose to edit newspapers and who went on to run the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Television news service and then the entire Canadian Broadcasting Corporation-Television network.
Denis Martin HARVEY was born on August 15, 1929, in Hamilton, where his father was a customs inspector. He left school halfway through Grade 13 and landed a job as a copy boy at The Hamilton Spectator. This was not uncommon and was the traditional route for a young person coming into the newspaper business. Journalism schools were all but unknown and university-educated reporters and editors were rare.
He went from copy boy, ripping the wire copy off the machines, to listening in for police tips on radio scanners. He became a sports writer and in 1952 quit the paper and went to travel in Europe for six months. He came back to the Spectator as a general reporter the next year.
He did everything, from labour columnist to business writer. At 26, he was city editor of the Spectator and then news editor. In 1961, he was executive editor and held that job for five years.
In 1966, he moved to The Canadian Magazine, a joint venture with the Toronto Star. It meant leaving Hamilton after 21 years, but it was the first step to the most important job in his career editor of The Gazette, which he took over in 1969, the year he turned 40.
Mr. HARVEY was tough. He scared people with a gruff demeanour, which at times seemed like something out of The Front Page. When he arrived at The Gazette, it was losing the newspaper war with rival Montreal Star. Many editors had cozy sinecures. Almost right away, Mr. HARVEY fired the head of every department but one. When one editor came into his office and said he had found another job and was giving two weeks' notice. HARVEY shot back: "Two hours' notice." The man was gone in less.
However, he inspired loyalty in his staff of reporters and editors.
"He could be tough but he stood up for his staff. And he was completely honest and honourable. A stand-up guy," said Brian STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, who covered city hall at The Gazette and was later hired by Mr. HARVEY at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. "You always wanted to impress him."
One night at Martin's, a bar next door to The Gazette, there were complaints about a sports picture in the paper. The photographer said to Mr. HARVEY: " I'd like to see you do better."
Next night he was at the Forum for a Canadiens game. Along with two regular photographers, he took pictures which, unsigned, went back to the office for selection. His picture made the paper.
It was a combination of hot news stories and the ability to turn around a failing newspaper that made his reputation at The Gazette. The police strike in 1969, the October Crisis, riots and labour battles made the period one of the most exciting in the paper's history.
Having secured his reputation as an editor, Mr. HARVEY was lured away to television in 1973 to become chief news editor at Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Television News in Toronto. His colleagues told him he was crazy.
"My newspaper Friends said: 'How can you make the transition?' Mr. HARVEY said years later. "But I'm surprised more people don't. I believe in changing jobs."
Although he didn't know anything about television, he told people: "I do know pictures." He went to CBS in New York for a crash course in television news.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation-Television News was as much of a mess as The Gazette had been. There had been a series of editors who hadn't managed to get a handle on the place. Mr. HARVEY took quick action and made it more professional, spending less time on bureaucracy and more time on the main newscast.
One night, an old-time producer was called into his office and the new chief news editor asked him why he hadn't gone with a fresh lead story. The producer replied he couldn't order anyone to do that -- that was the lineup editor's job. Mr. HARVEY disagreed and said: "Put on your coat and go home." The man kept his job, but worked on the desk and not as a producer.
During his short reign at Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, he brought in fresh faces and got television reporters to think about breaking stories instead of following newspaper headlines. Audience levels rose and so did Mr. HARVEY, moving up the ladder at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. But the promise of a big paycheque lured him to a three-year stint at The Toronto Star starting in 1978.
There, he was first in charge of the editorial page and then became editor in chief and vice-president. He left the Star in 1981 and was replaced by George RADWANSKI, the future federal privacy commissioner, who had worked for him at The Gazette. Mr. HARVEY returned to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, taking over sports for the English network. By 1983, he was vice-president of the entire English network of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
He held that job for seven years. He used to say his favourite part of the job was the power to do programming. He changed the face of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and it has stayed that way. Mr. HARVEY took the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation all Canadian -- it took several years but he stopped running American program in prime time.
"We have handed over this most powerful medium to a foreign country," he told a broadcasting conference in 1990. "Nowhere else in the world had one country imported the total television of another country."
Along with Canadian content, one of his lasting creations was the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's news and current-affairs specialty channel Newsworld. He left the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1991 and worked off and on as a broadcast consultant. He spent a lot of time travelling and took up some rather un-tough-guy hobbies, such as bird-watching and going to the ballet.
Mr. HARVEY, who died after a brief struggle with cancer, leaves his wife Louise LORE, and Lynn and Brian, his two children from an earlier marriage.

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LAPP o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-06-11 published
Floyd Douglas BELL
In loving memory of Floyd Douglas BELL who passed away Saturday evening, June 7, 2003 at the Extendicare York Nursing' Home Sudbury.
Beloved husband of 52 years, of Jessie (HONESS) BELL of Val Caron. Loving father of Donna (husband Ches WITTY,) Marian (husband Bruce ELOFSON), Jeff (wife Debbie), Joanne (husband Bob LAPP) and Lila (friend Glen BATEMAN.) Cherished grandfather of Derek, Trevor, Dylan, Evan, Leanne, Scott, Bradley and great grand_son Kaleb "Muscles." Dear son of Sarah and Peter BELL both predeceased. Dear brother of Daisy, Roger, Terry and predeceased by Ervin. Sadly missed by his faithful canine companion Trooper. Born in Burpee, he worked as a miner at the INCO Stobie and Frood Mines for 37 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and gardening. He had a wonderful attitude and sense of humor, he brought sunshine into our world. A special thank you to the staff and residence at Extendicare York for their care and compassion. A service of remembrance will be held at Mills Township Cemetery, Manitoulin Island, Thursday, June 12, 2003. (Time to be confirmed) Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. Arrangement entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home.

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