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MERCER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-26 published
GRENFELL, Douglas Paul
Our beloved Paul died peacefully, Sunday 23 March, 2003 at Toronto Grace Hospital, in the loving setting of the Palliative Care Unit, thus ending a two year adventure with a brain tumour. He leaves a circle of constant Friends and a grieving family: mother Gwendoline, wife Sally, parents-in-law Richard and Kathleen LITCH, his children and Sally's, Jennifer and her husband Thomas and their sons Ian and Daniel, Philip and his partner Albert Liu, Lisa and her husband Nicholas SAMSTAG, Laura and her husband Gabriel BINCIK and their daughters Hanna and Julia, Amelia WALLNER and her partner Todd DYER, Anna WALLNER and her husband Blair QUINN, the LITCH and MERCER families and cousins in England. Predeceased by his father Harold. Also remembered by Molly LOGAN.
Cremation. Service of Thanksgiving for Paul's life will be at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, M4V 1R5, (416) 925-5977, Monday 31 March at 11 a.m. with The Reverend Dr. Andrew STIRLING officiating. Kindnesses to others or gifts to the Gerry and Nancy Pencer Centre for Brain Tumours, 610 University Avenue, Toronto M5G 2M9 (416) 946-6560 or to Paul's Church would honour his memory.
''...Sorrow and Love flow mingled down...''

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MERCER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-11-12 published
NASH, Charles F. -- 78 years, died November 11, 2003 at Windsor Regional Hospital, Metropolitan Campus. Beloved husband for 24 years of Pat SLIM. Loved and respected by his children Craig NASH, Windsor; Heather NASH, Windsor; and Grant NASH, Ottawa. Dearest grandfather of Stephanie and Kimberley. Survived by his sister Mrs. Gladys MERCER and sisters-in-law Geraldine NASH, Windsor; and Marion NASH, Oakville. Predeceased by brothers George and Jack NASH. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Charles was president of C.F. Nash Agencies Ltd. and was a respected manufacturers agent. He was a past president of the Windsor Symphony and past member of the Board of Goodwill Industries. R.C.N.V.R. He was also a member of Beach Grove Golf and Country Club. Visiting in the Walter D. Kelly Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 1969 Wyandotte Street East, on Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Friday, November 14, 2003 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Paul ALMOND officiating. Interment in Victoria Memorial Cemetery. In kindness memorial tributes to the Hospice of Windsor or the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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MERCHANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-14 published
Thomas MacDONALD
By Joan ROBINSON Friday, March 14, 2003 - Page A24
Father, husband, caterer. Born November 12, 1915, in Liverpool, England. Died January 25, in Ottawa, of a stroke, aged 87.
Tom MacDONALD was the third of nine children born to William and Mary Ellen MacDONALD. The family emigrated from England to Canada in 1924 and settled in Kingston, Ontario With the outbreak of the Second World War, Tom and his four brothers joined the Armed Forces. Tom enlisted in the Canadian Army on January 25, 1940. He was assigned as batman/driver to Lieutenant-General H. D. R. CRERAR. In 1944, the Kingston Whig Standard featured a photo of "Cpl. T. McDONALD" sewing an extra pip on CRERAR's uniform, marking his promotion to full General; CRERAR was then Commander of the First Canadian Army. During those war years, Tom served with the general in Italy, Sicily, the Netherlands, Belgium, North Africa, France and Germany. One of his duties was to prepare the general's meals; he became proficient at obtaining and preparing reasonable meals with scant resources. It was during this time that he developed a keen interest in food preparation.
After the war, Tom remained in the army. Although he had no professional training, his natural flair for food preparation and presentation led to his employment in Ottawa by National Defence Headquarters as organizer and caterer of official banquets and what was known as "the cocktail party circuit." On a private basis, the United States Embassy also employed him in this capacity.
Among his effects are letters of appreciation from Ambassador Livingston MERCHANT of the U.S. Embassy and one from then-president Dwight EISENHOWER, thanking Tom for his efforts during the Second World War, as well as his contributions during two presidential trips to Ottawa. It concludes: "With best wishes to a former comrade-in-arms."
During this time he also accompanied General CRERAR on official business trips, wherein his role was to assist in the personal needs of the CRERAR family. Many of these trips were to major Canadian cities but in 1947, Tom accompanied General CRERAR on a trade development mission to Hawaii, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Manila. His last international trip took place in the 1960s when, in a similar role, he travelled to Cyprus with a delegation headed by Minister of Defence Paul HELLYER.
In 1965, he was honourably released from the army. He then assumed the position of steward at 24 Sussex Drive. He served with Prime Minister Lester PEARSON from 1965 to 1968 and with Prime Minister Pierre TRUDEAU from 1968 to 1975. He was again responsible for the organization of formal banquets and other entertainment. On one such occasion, a photo much prized by Tom's English mother shows him in formal dress, standing ready to serve the Queen Mother.
Although officially retired in 1975, he maintained his interest in cooking both in his private catering business and at home. He was a lively, fun-loving man and with his wife, Verena, hosted many memorable parties wherein his love of people and sense of humour had full rein.
Tom was proud of his country, his city and his war service. He could be moved to tears by memories of his war years and every year that he was physically able he marched in the Veteran's Day parade wearing his war medals.
In his declining years, he was comforted by the care and companionship of his family and Friends. At Uncle Tom's funeral they volunteered their special memories of him. There was much laughter and few tears as befitted the man. The music of his favourite song We'll Meet Again concluded the ceremony -- sung, of course, by Vera LYNN. He will be missed by many, including nieces, nephews, Friends and surviving comrades-in-arms.
Joan is Tom MacDONALD's niece.

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MEREDITH o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-05-21 published
Flora FERGUSON
In Loving Memory of Flora FERGUSON. Peacefully at Manitoulin Centennial Manor on Sunday May 18, 2003, age 94 years.
Beloved wife of John FERGUSON. Dear sister of Reta (husband William) BRAY of Hemet, California. Predeceased by siblings Wilbert (Olive) MOORE, Carmen MOORE, Violet McLENNAN (husband Bill,) Alvin MOORE, Myrtle MEREDITH, Charles MOORE. Remembered by sister-in-law Hilda MOORE. Predeceased by all her in-laws: Maine (husband William) MARSHALL, Rueben (wife Nell) FERGUSON, Floyd (wife Pearl) FERGUSON, William (wife Cecile) FERGUSON, Lena (husband Walter) MARSHALL. Loved by many nieces and nephews. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 pm Tuesday, May 20 at Island Funeral Home. Funeral Service 2: 00 pm Wednesday, May 21, 2003. Burial Cold Springs Cemetery.

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MEREDITH o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-11-19 published
John Benjamen FERGUSON
In loving memory of John Benjamen FERGUSON who passed away peacefully at Manitoulin Centennial Manor on Sunday, November 16, 2003 at the age of 97 years.
Predeceased by his beloved wife Flora (née MOORE) on May 18, 2003. Predeceased by all his brothers and sisters, Maime (husband William) MARSHALL, Reuben (wife Nell,) Floyd (wife Pearl,) William (wife Cecil,) Lena (husband Walter) MARSHALL. Brother-in-law to Reta (predeceased) and husband William BRAY, Charles MOORE (predeceased) and wife Hilda, William and wife Olive MOORE, Carmen MOORE, Violet and Bill McLENNAN, Alvin MOORE, Myrtle MEREDITH. Loved by many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, November 18, 2003. Funeral Service at 2: 00 p.m. Wednesday,
November 19, 2003 at Little Current United Church. Burial in Cold Springs Cemetery.

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MERI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-09-02 published
MERI, Elga
Born March 18, 1921 in Estonia. Died August 29, 2003 in Toronto. Beloved wife of the late Rein MERI. Leaves to mourn son Jaan, daughter-in-law Ana and grandchildren Andres and Laine. She also leaves relatives in Estonia, Canada, Sweden and Switzerland. Elga was a long-time employee of Manulife. Upon her retirement she became a Masters track and field champion, holding many Canadian records for her age groups. She was a member of the Kalev Estonian Track and Field Club. The funeral will be held Thursday, September 4 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 817 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Directors.

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MERLMELSTEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-08-11 published
GUTMAN, Adam (George Adams)
In Montreal on Sunday, August 10, 2003. Beloved husband of the late Ida Baron GUTMAN. Father of Betty, and Dr. Jimmy GUTMAN. Father-in-law of Susan SCHAFER and Greg KUDRAY. Brother-in-law of Albert BARON and Sylvia GUTMAN. Grandfather of Evan and Bianca. Uncle of Debby, Judy and Stephen MERLMELSTEIN, Fran PARKER and Shelly COHEN. Admired by thousands. Died gently in the presence of his family. Leaves behind a legacy of art, music and poetry. An accomplished and charitable mentor for the entire community regardless of colour, race or creed. Our greatest thanks to the loving and caring staff of Manoir Pierrefonds. Funeral Service from Paperman and sons, 3888 Jean Talon W., Montreal on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 10: 45 a.m. Burial at the Rodomer Society Section, Mount Pleasant Cemetery Duvernay. Shiva at his son's home. Donations may be made to the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in memory of Adam GUTMAN. (514-842-3402.)

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MERRIAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-04 published
MERRIAM, E. Jean (née HALPENNY)
Peacefully in hospital on Saturday, March 1, 2003, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Ronald C. MERRIAM, Q.C. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Sandra and Don TAILOR/TAYLOR (Kingston,) Douglas MERRIAM and Alexandra ADAMSON (Ottawa,) Arthur and Joy MERRIAM (Ottawa) and Alan and Joanne MERRIAM (Mississauga.) Cherished grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Rd. at Roosevelt on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at 11 a.m. Interment Pinecrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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MERRICK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-06 published
DALGLEISH, Gordon John
Peacefully in his son's arms, at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, on March 4, 2003. Dear husband and best friend of Suzanne (née MORRISON) and devoted father of Cameron and Suzanne Jane. Beloved brother-in-law of Sheila COLLINS and dear uncle of Catherine and Julie CIEPLY. Best buddy to MacTavish. Gord cherished the many Friends he made throughout his life. Gord's family deeply appreciates the care, love and Friendship of cardiologist Dr. Donald PEAT, Dr. Bruce MERRICK, Dr. Tom STANTON and nurses Nancy DAHMER and Patti FRANKLIN gave him so generously. For many years Gord was an enthusiastic member of the Canadian Ski Patrol, Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance and he was a ski instructor at Mansfield Skiways. Friends will be received at Saint John's United Church, 262 Randall Street, Oakville, (905) 845-0551, on Saturday, March 8, 2003 at 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 12 p.m. Reception to follow the funeral service. Burial to take place at Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery, Oakville. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Heart Function Clinic at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.

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MERRITT o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-02-12 published
Alice Lucy WILLIAMS
Alice Lucy WILLIAMS passed away at the Collingwood Nursing Home, on Friday, February 7, 2003 in her 88th year.
Alice (McGIBBON) beloved wife of the late George WILLIAMS. Dear mother of Wilda and her husband Hazen WHITE/WHYTE of Providence Bay, Manitoulin Island and the late Eileen WILLIAMS and Robert Arthur WILLIAMS. Survived by her daughter-in-law Helen BOUTET. Loving grandmother of Bruce and the late Shirley WHITE/WHYTE, Wilma Eileen WHITE/WHYTE, Linda Darlene and her husband Bradford LEIBEL, Robert Bruce WILLIAMS, Julie Marie and her husband Joe STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and the late Douglas Allan WHITE/WHYTE, nine great grandchildren: Matthew WHITE/WHYTE, Marcus WHITE/WHYTE, Sarah HAMILL, Curtis MERRITT, Liana MERRITT, Joshua COX, Kimberly LEIBEL, Neil LEIBEL, Nicole STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and three great great grandchildren, Dominique, Tristan and Brayden. Funeral service was held at the Chatterson-Long Funeral Home, 404 Hurontario Street, Collingwood, on Tuesday, February 11, 2003. Spring Interment Silver Water Cemetery, Manitoulin Island.

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