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"NAS" 2003 Obituary


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NASH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-01-31 published
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio host brought Fresh Air
Friday, January 31, 2003, Page R15
Toronto -- One of Canada's best-loved radio voices has died. Bill McNEIL, who was host of such Canadian Broadcasting Corporation current-affairs shows as Fresh Air and Voice of the Pioneers, has died at age 78.
A native of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Mr. McNEIL got his start as a reporter before switching over to the microphone.
A friend and former colleague, former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation news anchor Knowlton NASH, worked with Mr. McNEIL on and off over the years. Mr. McNEIL, he said, never forgot his maritime roots. "You could never get the Cape Breton part out of Bill."
Mr. McNEIL spent 42 years with the corporation. Along the way, he also wrote six books, one of which was a popular compliation of material from Voice of the Pioneers.
In the Centennial year of 1967, he drove across the country recording conversations with Canadians. Many of the encounters were with Canadians who remembered the early days of homesteading, gold rushes and world wars and together they chronicled the lives of pioneers at a time of dwindling numbers.
Mr. McNEIL retired in 1992, though not before his fans twice filled Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall to hear his last shows.
He died of kidney failure on Wednesday.
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NASH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-08 published
FINDLAY, Hugh Muir
Passed away in his sleep, on March 5, 2003, in Toronto. Predeceased by his deeply missed wife Jean. Survived by his daughter Carole and her husband Robert NASH, son Bill and his wife Cathie, and son Scott. Also survived by grandchildren Tavis, Kalen and Kira FINDLAY. He was a leader in the field of media advertising at an early age and was media director of Cockfield, Brown Advertising Agency in Montreal. He joined Time Canada Ltd. in 1962 as an advertising sales rep. and progressed rapidly to become advertising sales director and then president. After a most successful career, he retired in 1984. Hugh was well known and greatly respected by those in the advertising industry. Cremation has taken place, a private family interment will follow. Donations may be made to the: Canadian National Institute for the Blind Library for the Blind, 1929 Bayview Avenue, North York, Ontario M4G 3E8, in memory of Hugh FINDLAY.

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NASH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-04-21 published
The soul of Canadian basketball
The coach who led national teams to Olympics, world championships, was a well-loved motivator on and off the court
By James CHRISTIE Monday, April 21, 2003 - Page R5
Jack DONOHUE knew how to win. His underdog Canadian basketball teams won games against National Basketball Association-bound superstars -- and Mr. DONOHUE won every heart he touched.
The former national basketball coach and famed motivator was arguably the most beloved figure in Canadian amateur and Olympic sport. Mr. DONOHUE died Wednesday in Ottawa after a battle with cancer. He was 71.
With his trademark New York Irish accent and gift for telling inspirational and humorous stories, Mr. DONOHUE was the soul of basketball in Canada for almost two decades and led the national team to three Olympic Games and three world championship tournaments.
His great players included a high schooler in New York named Lew ALCINDOR (later Kareem ABDUL- JABBAR;) Canadian centres Bill WENNINGTON and Mike SMREK, who went on to get National Basketball Association championship rings with Chicago and Los Angeles respectively Leo RAUTINS, a first-round draft pick of Philadelphia 76ers in 1983; guards Eli PASQUALE and Jay TRIANO, who is now assistant coach with the Toronto Raptors.
"For all he's done for basketball in this country -- not just with the national team, but with clinics and all his public speaking he should get the Order of Canada," Mr. TRIANO said.
Under Mr. DONOHUE, Canadian teams stayed among the top six in the world for 18 years. Canada finished fourth at the 1976 Montreal and 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and claimed gold at the 1983 World University Games in Edmonton. In the process they beat a team of U.S. college talents that included future National Basketball Association stars Charles BARKLEY, Karl MALONE, Kevin WILLIS, Ed PINCKNEY and Johnny DAWKINS. The monumental win over the United States came in the semi-final. The gold medal match was just as much a stunner, as Canada beat a Yugoslavian team built with members of the world championship squad.
Globe and Mail columnist Trent FRAYNE recorded how the loquacious Mr. DONOHUE had steered the Canucks to the improbable triumph, making them believe in themselves:
"You've got to appreciate how much talent you have," Jack would say, hunkering down beside a centre or a guard or, every now and then, an unwary newshound (Jack is ready for anybody). "You are unique. Think about that: there's nobody else in the world like you. If you want to be happy, try to make other people happy. Hey, if you want to be loved, you must love others. The way to improve is to do something you have never done. Don't be afraid of your emotions. Let 'em all hang out. Emotions are your generator. The intellect is the governor...."
And now, in the seventh month of July, it has all come about just as Jack promised. On Saturday night in Edmonton, his players, Jack's Guys, hoisted him upon their shoulders, and, for once, Jack's jaw was still. Blue eyes blinking rapidly behind silver-rimmed spectacles, white hair tousled, Jack put the scissors to that final strand and held the net aloft.
Coaching was a passion, not so much for the trophies, but for the human victories, personal challenges and little triumphs.
"I remember my father coming home tired and dirty every night. That's not for me. I love what I'm doing, so it doesn't seem like work and never will," he said.
Since retiring as national coach in 1988, Mr. DONOHUE has been the darling of the motivational speakers' circuit. In that regard, Mr. DONOHUE never quit being The Coach. He urged captains of industry to get the most out of themselves and build teamwork among employees as he did his players.
Often, Mr. DONOHUE told them to find opportunity even in the midst of problems: "It's all a matter of attitude. A guy leaves the house wearing his new, expensive suit for the first time, trips and falls in a puddle. He can get up and curse; or he can get up and check his pockets to see if he caught any fish, " he said in an interview with The Globe and Mail before the Los Angeles Olympics.
Mr. DONOHUE, who was born June 4, 1931, received a bachelor's degree in economics at New York's Fordham University and a master of arts in health education before serving with the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He began teaching in American high schools in 1954 and eventually wound up at New York's Power Memorial Academy, where he coached Mr. ABDUL- JABBAR and amassed a 163-30 record.
He later moved up to Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts., before taking the reins of the Canadian program -- at first coaching both the men's and women's teams. Mr. DONOHUE was inducted into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992. He is also in the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame, and was awarded a Canada 125 medal by the Governor-General.
When the National Basketball Association expanded north into Canada in 1995, Mr. DONOHUE became director of international public relations and director of Canadian player development for the Vancouver Grizzlies.
One of Mr. DONOHUE's proudest times in basketball came when Mr. TRIANO followed in his path as a national coach. At the 2000 Olympics, Canada -- with Steve NASH and Todd MacCULLOCH -- finished with a 5-2 record, defeating mighty Yugoslavia once again, as it had in 1983.
"We talked about everything from how to guard guys on the perimeter to dying. I think he's at peace with it," Mr. TRIANO said of his mentor at a recent Raptor practice.
"He taught with humour," Mr. TRIANO said of Mr. DONOHUE's coaching style. "We learned a lot because we were laughing all the time."
A colourful broadcaster, naming names -- at least pronouncing them correctly -- wasn't one of Mr. DONOHUE's many strengths. He didn't earn the nickname "Jack Dontknowho" for no reason, Mr. TRIANO said. "It was always, 'that guy,' or 'you over there,'" he said. "I've seen him struggle to introduce his kids because he couldn't remember their names. He always told me he liked doing colour for the European teams, because no one knew if he wasn't saying their names right."
He travelled the world, but the dearest sight for Mr. DONOHUE was always his own front door, in Kanata, Ontario, where he spent his last days. Behind that door were wife Mary Jane, his six kids and his grandchildren.
"We're asking you to hug your families, extra special, and we're asking you to enjoy life, because we sure did and we still are," Mary Jane DONOHUE said this week.
Somewhere, the busy coach found time for all he needed to do. He used to keep a block on his desk reminding him that there are 86,400 seconds in a day, time enough if he organized himself. Family was a priority. At least five minutes of Mr. DONOHUE's day had to be reserved for hugging his kids. He was a believer in family and in human contact. In his coaching years, when he returned from a road journey, there would be a lineup awaiting him at home, the kids taking their turns to make up for the lost minutes of hugging during his absence.
"I met him at a dance he didn't go to," Mary Jane DONOHUE said in the pre-Los Angeles Games article. "My girlfriend and I went and he had several Friends who were very up on it. But Jack said he'd rather go to a movie and would meet them later. He came through the door as my girlfriend and I were walking out.
"He asked why we were leaving so soon, and said there were two gentlemen he wanted us to meet. He introduced my friend to one of his, then I asked who the other gentleman was supposed to be. Guess who?"
Mary Jane DONOHUE felt trust instantly. "I could have gone across the country with him that night and felt safe. If he's for you, he's for you all the way."

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NASH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-07-02 published
ROBERTSON, Josephine Ann (née GUTTRIDGE)
Died suddenly in Penetanguishene on Monday, June 30, 2003 in her 87th year, surrounded by family. Predeceased by her beloved husband Lorn James. Devoted mother of Jo Anne and husband Ken McMATH and Gordon and his wife Linda. Proud Granny of Lori-Jo and husband Tim, Kelly and husband Darrin, Michael, Ian and wife Rosalie, Kevin and Andrea and husband Dave. Wonderful ''G.G.'' to Brennan, Daniel, McKenzie, Hannah, Harrison, Emily, Sarah, Jonathan, Tyler and Abby. Loving sister to Roberta (Bob) and husband Art NASH and sister-in-law to Gordon and (the late) Florence ROBERTSON. She will be greatly missed by extended family and many close Friends. Visitation at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles, North York), on Thursday, July 3, 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church (140 Brooke Street, Thornhill) on Friday, July 4, 2003 at 11 a.m. Interment Saint John's Cemetery, York Mills. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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NASH 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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NASH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-30 published
WINTERMEYER, Elizabeth ''Betty'' (formerly GREENE, née LANG)
Peacefully, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Betty died on Monday, December 29, 2003. She was 87.
Dear sister of Kelly NASH of London, Sandra ORR of Waterloo and Peggy O'BRIEN of Peterborough. She will also be remembered by members of the WINTERMEYER family, brother-in-law Bryson ''Spike'' KEARNS of Kitchener and her very special nieces, nephews and their families.
She was predeceased by her husbands, Robert L. GREENE and John J. WINTERMEYER, parents Angela (KELLY) and Reinhold LANG and sisters Ann KEARNS and Patsy BEAN.
Friends are invited to share their memories of Betty with her family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, January 2, 2004. Prayers will be said at the funeral home on Saturday, January 3, 2004 at 10 a.m., followed by the funeral mass at St. Louis Roman Catholic Church, Waterloo, at 10: 30 a.m., Saturday, with Rev. Robert LIDDY, C.R. as celebrant. The parish prayer will be held at the funeral home on Friday evening at 8: 45 p.m. Following cremation, interment will take place in the WINTERMEYER family plot in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

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NASMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-27 published
KERNOHAN, Kathryn Margaret (née KINNEAR)
Born December 29, 1911 died December 24, 2003 in Toronto, her birthplace. Beloved wife of the late Gordon E. KERNOHAN. Predeceased by her parents Thomas H. and Margaret G. KINNEAR (née NASMITH) and her brother T. Clark KINNEAR. Much loved and most loving mother of Susan SCACE (Arthur,) Kathy and Patrick KINNEAR (Ginny.) Adored ''Gammi'' of Jennifer and Patrick, Gordon and Cayleigh, and Sarah and Maggie. Special Grammi to Matthew, Jonathan and Adam. Cherished Auntie Kay to Bill KERNOHAN, the late Dodie PHILLIPS Tom, Bob and Bill KINNEAR and Margo HYDE. A heartfelt thank you to all the caregivers at Belmont House over the last ten years. A memorial service will be held on Monday, January 12, 2004 at 11 o'clock at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church. A reception will follow. If desired, donations may be made to Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto M4V 1R5, or to a charity of your choice.

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NASMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-30 published
KERNOHAN, Kathryn Margaret (née KINNEAR)
Born December 29, 1911 died December 24, 2003 in Toronto, her birthplace. Beloved wife of the late Gordon E. KERNOHAN. Predeceased by her parents Thomas H. and Margaret G. KINNEAR (née NASMITH) and her brother T. Clark KINNEAR. Much loved and most loving mother of Susan SCACE (Arthur), Kathy and Patrick (Ginny). Adored ''Gammie'' of Jennifer and Patrick, Gordon and Cayleigh, and Sarah and Maggie. Special Gammie to Matthew, Jonathan and Adam. Cherished Auntie Kay to Bill KERNOHAN, the late Dodie PHILLIPS Tom, Bob and Bill KINNEAR and Margo HYDE. A heartfelt thank you to all the caregivers at Belmont House over the last ten years. A memorial service will be held on Monday, January 12, 2004 at 11 o'clock at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church. A reception will follow.

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