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LEMAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-17 published
Gina CALDARELLI
By Christina CALDARELLI, Will LEMAY
Monday, March 17, 2003 - Page A16
Sister, lawyer, friend. Born July 27, 1972, in Sudbury, Ontario Died January 20, in Toronto, of a pulmonary embolism, aged 30.
Gina loved to bring Friends together, and she was usually the centre of the fun. It wasn't enough to celebrate her birthday for one day each year; Gina celebrated Birthday Fortnight, and was working her way up to Birthday Month. The festivities for Gina's 30th birthday culminated in a party she threw for herself and 70 of her closest Friends. Many of them squeezed into her home. The rest crowded onto a deck she had persuaded many of those same Friends to construct during an earlier "deck-building" party.
Gina grew up in Sudbury, where she enjoyed swimming, baseball, and music. She excelled in her classes without much effort, preferring to spend her boundless energy organizing high-school dances, giving her Friends fashion advice, and raising money for the school band. (After noticing a gap in the school concert band, she learned to play the bassoon so she could join them on their travels.)
During her undergraduate years at Queen's University, where she earned a commerce degree, Gina generally followed her mother's semi-serious rule that no one should ever have more than three drinks when socializing. However, Gina often used her own interpretation about the size of those drinks. (A picture of her taken in Austria shows Gina with a mug of beer only slightly smaller than her head.)
Gina continued travelling, enjoying herself and gathering Friends during her years at the University of Toronto law school, where she ran pubs for the students' law society and a legal assistance clinic for injured workers. At her first appeal before the Workplace Safety and Insurance Tribunal, Gina focused on the impact of an injury on a worker's life, rather than repeating the complicated medical/legal argument that hadn't worked for the client at the first hearing. When Gina showed videos of the worker both before and after the accident to the members of the tribunal, they found in her client's favour in less than five minutes. Gina's empathy, clear logic and her ability to bring clarity to complex legal issues served her well in her career as a lawyer, both in the General Motors legal department, and at Osler Hoskin and Harcourt.
Gina could make Friends with anyone, partly because she treated everyone with the same casual cheerfulness. As one friend put it, "She treated the janitor like the senior partner." Her conservative political views were the despair of many of her Friends, but they took pleasure in her company while strongly disagreeing with her. During one argument, a friend made a point; Gina just grinned and told him he had an astute command of the obvious and continued with her argument.
Gina could always make you laugh. She loved cheesy movies and knew all of the dialogue from Legally Blonde. She collected clothes and shoes and once asked a friend, with complete sincerity, how many pairs of shoes he typically bought in a week. She hated turkey and every year she named the (frozen) Christmas bird in an attempt to persuade her family to eat something else. ("Poor Hermina!") Despite Gina's easygoing ways, she took no guff from anyone. If she was teased in the school yard, she gave as good as she got. Decades later, a young man told her that no woman was as good at math as a man. "It's just a biological fact, " he assured her. We don't know exactly what Gina said to him, but several months later he still skulked behind pillars whenever he saw her.
When a family member died recently, Gina took some time for reflection. After much thought, she told us what she wanted us to put on her tombstone, if she should die before us: "Just say, 'Here lies G. She was a lot of fun.' " She was right.
Christina is Gina's sister; Will her friend.

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LEMAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-09-08 published
NESBITT, Andrew Maxwell ''Mac'' (1924- 2003) President of Anderson Bros. Ltd. Veteran of World War 2, Royal Canadian Navy
Surrounded by family, Mac died peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital Friday September 5th, 2003 after a brief illness. Beloved husband of Glenna (POWNALL) NESBITT; dear father of John and his wife Maureen of Calgary; dear grandfather of Glen, Diane and Colleen. Dear brother of William and his wife Irene of Nepean and the late Dorothy WEBB; dear brother-in-law of Evelyn FUDGE and Donald WEBB. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Mac and Glenna's ''expanded family'' also includes Andree and Rejean LEMAY and their children Elyse and Matthieu of Kingston. Mac was born in his grandfathers home at the corner of Princess and Division Street; he attended Victoria Public School then Trinity College School. During World War 2, Mac served in the Royal Canadian Navy on the corvette ''Mordan''. On his return from the war, he helped rebuild the family business, Anderson Bros. Ltd; destroyed by fire that same year. For the next 50 years, Mac successfully operated four businesses from the corner of Division and Princess Street. His volunteer service includes: President of Kingston branch of the School of Convocation of Trinity College School for over 10 years, Governor of Trinity College School, and Board Member of Kingston General Hospital. Mac and Glenna recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in a glorious event attended by family and many close Friends. Mac was known for his sage advice, his fabulous sense of humour and his unending passion for meeting new people and helping his Friends in whatever way he could. Mac will be sorely missed by his family and countless Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Robert J. Reid & Sons Funeral Home, 309 Johnson (at Barrie Street), Kingston, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral service will be held at St. George's Cathedral, King Street East (at Johnson Street), Kingston, on Tuesday, September 9 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment at Cataraqui Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate memorial donations to Kingston General Hospital Foundation: Intensive Care Research.
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LEMIEUX o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-06 published
MacLEAN, Anne R. (née PARKER)
Peacefully, on Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at The Houses of Providence, Toronto, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Michael Daniel MacLEAN. Beloved mother of Robert and Janet MacLEAN, and grandmother of David LEMIEUX. Dear sister of Betty KIRKPATRICK and sister-in-law of Eleanor MacLEAN and Isabel MacLEAN. Anne lived life fully and touched all of us deeply. A special thank you to all of her wonderful caregivers at The Houses of Providence. Friends may call on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at the G.H. Hogle Funeral Home, 63 Mimico Avenue, Etobicoke. Funeral Mass at St. Leo's Catholic Church, 2777 Royal York Road, Etobicoke, on Friday at 10 a.m. Interment Mount Peace Cemetery.

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LEMON 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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LEMON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-04-01 published
EGAR, Shirley (née LEMON)
Died peacefully at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, on Monday, March 31, 2003, in her 81st year. Dear wife of Stanley. Mother of Joann (Will MITCHELL) and John (Vanessa ROSE.) Grandmother of Martha (Jaron WALDMAN,) Lauren and Shannon. Sister of the late Harris LEMON and his wife Shirley. Aunt of Cynthia (Mark LEMON) and Tim (Jackie.) A service will be held in the chapel of the Humphrey Funeral Home - A. W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) on Thursday, April 3rd at one o'clock. A reception will follow.

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