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LIGHTFOOT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-10-23 published
William Henry HUGHES
By Michael RUSE, Thursday, October 23, 2003 - Page A24
Husband, father, singer, instrument repair expert, teacher, philosopher. Born October 22, 1936, in Sarnia, Ontario Died August 19, in New Denver, British Columbia, of cancer, aged 66.
Bill HUGHES was a student at Victoria College, University of Toronto, and then did graduate work in England, receiving a master's degree from the London School of Economics, and a doctorate from University College London. On returning to Canada in 1965, Bill got a job at the brand new University of Guelph, and he was one of the founding members of its philosophy department. He taught there until he retired in 1997.
Bill and Daphne (his wife of 42 years) have four children, and the family has always been united around a deep love of music. Bill sang in various choirs, including the Guelph Chamber Choir and, most recently in his new home in New Denver, British Columbia, as a member of the Valhalla Choral Society.
He was also an enthusiastic amateur on the double bass, and for several years ran a string instrument repair shop to serve students of the Suzuki String School of Guelph. One of his proudest memories, however, was singing in a barbershop quartet, along with Gordon LIGHTFOOT, when in high school.
Bill HUGHES's philosophical interest and expertise were in social and ethical philosophy. In more recent years, he had become interested in techniques for teaching informal logic, and wrote course material, especially for distance education, turning his work eventually into a textbook. This is now going into its fourth edition. Bill served as department chair, and if there was a university committee on which Bill did not at some time sit, it has not yet been discovered.
He was one of those people known to everyone on campus, and to whom all had at one point or another turned for advice or help.
For this was the main point about Bill HUGHES. At one level, he was a rather ordinary man. At another level, he was a most extraordinary man, the rare example of someone who is truly good. His whole life was given to others -- to his family, to his students, to his colleagues, and to anyone else whom he met. Quakers speak of the "inner light," or "that of God in every person."
Although he had no religious beliefs, Bill saw worth in everyone he knew, and gave unstintingly of his time and effort to all, whether this was a student late in the afternoon who needed some guidance on a project, or a colleague who needed help with an idea or a class, or a child whose cello was not sounding quite right and perhaps needed a new string or bridge.
Bill was not perfect. He made mistakes. But, although Bill may not have believed in heaven, if such there be, he has certainly earned his place. I am sure that God has already nabbed Bill for several important committees. ("Criteria for promotion up the order of angels.") At the end of the day, Bill will be sitting in the divine faculty club, Jeremy Bentham, Doubting Thomas (the patron saint of philosophers), and one or two other slightly non-respectable folk around him, pints of Wellington County -- the nectar of the gods -- in hand.
And now for a good natter: "Tell me, is the ontological argument really valid?"
Michael RUSE was Bill's colleague for nearly 40 years.

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LIGHTNING o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-01-08 published
Donald Gregor McGREGOR
In loving memory of Donald Gregor McGREGOR, December 17, 1931 to December 20, 2002.
Donald Gregor McGREGOR Senior of Whitefish River First Nation, Birch Island who passed on to the Spirit World on Friday, December 20, 2002 at the Manitoulin Health Centre at the age of 71 years. Known for his gentle spirit and kind sense of humour, he enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, bingo and home projects. He worked for E. B. Eddy for 20 years before retiring in 1996. He also served several terms as Band Councillor on the Whitefish River Band Council and was President of St. Gabriel's Parish Council for many years. He was honoured as an Elder and Eagle Staff Carrier of Whitefish River First Nation. He was of the Eagle Clan and his Ojibway name he proudly carried was Ogimas, given to him by his father when he was a young lad. He played many years with the Sheguiandah Bears and was an avid supporter of minor hockey. Much beloved husband of 41 years and best friend of Mary Grace (nee MANITOWABI.) Loving and cherished father of Lucy Ann (husband Donald TRUDEAU) of Blind River, Patty (husband Leon LIGHTNING) of Hobbema, Alberta, Donald (wife Sandrah RECOLLET) and Kiki (husband Stephen PELLETIER) of Birch Island and Christopher WAHSQUONAIKEZHIK (wife Carol) of Sudbury. Proud and very loving grandfather of Donnelley, Kigen, Akeshia, Paskwawmotosis, Donald, Assinyawasis, Anthony, Kihiwawasis, Kianna Rae, Waasnode, Christina, Charles and Christopher. Survived by sisters Lillian McGREGOR of Toronto, Shirley McGREGOR of Birch Island and brother Peter McGREGOR of Nova Scotia and brother-in-law Roman BILASH. Also survived by brothers-in-law David (Linda), Ron (Nikki), Dominic (Brenda), and sisters-in-law Veronica (Andrew,) Rosie GAUVREAU (Gordon) and Medora(Don). Predeceased by parents Augustine and Victoria and in-laws David and Agatha MANITOWABI. Also predeceased by brothers Robert E. McGREGOR, Allan A. McGREGOR, and sister, Mary JACKO, Colleen FONT, Estelle CYWINK, Violet BONADIO and Olive McGREGOR and sister-in-law Shirley MANITOWABI McKAY. He was also a special uncle to 67 nieces and nephews.
Rested at the Whitefish River Community Centre. Funeral Mass was held at St. Gabriel's Lalamant Church, Birch Island on Tuesday, December 24, 2002 with Father Mike STROGRE officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home.

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LIGTHART o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-07-16 published
ZUYDWIJK, Reverend Theodore, S.J.
Fr. Zuydwijk died peacefully on July 15, 2003 at Rene Goupil House in Pickering, Ontario, in his 83rd year and his 53rd year in religious life. He will be mourned by his nephew Frans ZUYDWIJK, his niece Mary LIGTHART of Holland and his Jesuit colleagues in Canada. He entered the Jesuits in 1950, was ordained in 1961 and was an official in the general administration of the Society of Jesus in Rome until 1977. Fr. Theodore then became chancellor of the Diocese of Thunder Bay until 1983, juridical vicar of the marriage tribunal of the Archdiocese of Regina until 1991 and then carried out various pastoral functions, including the chaplaincy of the Sisters of the Precious Blood in Hamilton from 1991 to 2001, until his retirement to Pickering in 2002. Visitation will be on Thursday, July 17th at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home, 467 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, from 2-4 p.m. and at the Manresa-Jesuit Sprituality Center Chapel, 2325 Liverpool Road, Pickering from 7-9 p.m. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at the Manresa-Jesuit Spirituality Center Chapel at 11 a.m. Friday. Burial will follow at the Jesuit Cemetery in Guelph, Ontario at 3 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Jesuit Development Office, 1325 Bay Street, Toronto M5R 2C4, would be appreciated.

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