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NIEBLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-06-11 published
Notice To Creditors And Others
All claims against the estate of Heinz BRUEGGEBOSS, late of 1870 Cora Drive, Cavan, Ontario L0A 1K0, in the Township of Cavan, in the County of Peterborough, who died on or about the 8th day of, January, 2003, must be filed with the undersigned personal representative on or before the 4th day of July, 2003, after which date the estate will be distributed having regard only to the claims of which the Estate Trustee then shall have notice.
Dated at Mississauga, this 11th day of June, 2003.
Niebler, Liebeck
Per: Dieter NIEBLER
Estate Trustee Without A Will
Niebler, Liebeck
Barristers and Solicitors
1469 Indian Grove
Mississauga, Ontario
L5H 2S5
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NIEBLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-06-18 published
BRUEGGEBOSS, Heinz - Notice To Creditors And Others
All claims against the estate of Heinz BRUEGGEBOSS, late of 1870 Cora Drive, Cavan, Ontario L0A 1K0, in the Township of Cavan, in the County of Peterborough, who died on or about the 8th day of, January, 2003, must be filed with the undersigned personal representative on or before the 4th day of July, 2003, after which date the estate will be distributed having regard only to the claims of which the Estate Trustee then shall have notice.
Dated at Mississauga, this 11th day of June, 2003.
Niebler, Liebeck
Per: Dieter NIEBLER
Estate Trustee Without A Will
Niebler, Liebeck
Barristers and Solicitors
1469 Indian Grove
Mississauga, Ontario
L5H 2S5
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NIELD 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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NIELSEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-19 published
Peter George Raoul CAMPBELL
By Richard NIELSEN Monday, May 19, 2003 - Page A14
Diplomat, broadcaster, friend. Born February 22, 1916, in Dublin, Ireland. Died March 23 in Toronto, of a stroke, aged 87.
Peter Campbell had three distinguished careers: in war, in diplomacy, and in broadcasting, with a short epilogue in education.
He received his primary education in England (his parents emigrated when he was 12) and in Canada. He was a scholarship-winning graduate of University of Toronto Schools, and proud all his life of the fine notices he received there as Lady Macbeth.
He got his B.A. from the University of Toronto where he was chess champion and won a scholarship to Harvard where he completed his M.A. in Classical Studies.
After Harvard, Peter joined the Royal Canadian Navy, serving in the North Atlantic, Britain and at the Normandy invasion where he commanded the leading large-troop carrier that took Canadians to Juno Beach. He spent most of his war as an officer on the corvette Eyebright.
His war service stayed with him, making him at ease with people with backgrounds very different than his own. Peter's highest praise was that someone had given a "sturdy" performance. Sturdiness was the quality he most admired, and that, I suspect, came from the demands of a bleak and threatening North Atlantic in the most unglamorous and unthreatening of "war" ships, the corvette.
But if the Navy demanded "sturdiness", the External Affairs Department, which he joined in 1946, rewarded brilliance. Peter CAMPBELL served with distinction in the Philippines, Washington and the Far East. While in Laos he is credited with having played an important role in the negotiation of the Laos agreement that successfully prevented Laos from becoming involved in the Vietnam War. There, while not yet 40, he achieved the rank of Ambassador as Canadian head of the International Supervisory Commission.
As usual, Peter's methods were unorthodox. The Paris daily Le Monde, reported in detail on a party at the Canadian Embassy, where a grand hall had been cleared of furniture so that two nets ("cages," I think, was the translation of the word used by Le Monde), could be placed at opposite ends of the room so that the guests could play hockey with the sticks and "rondelle" recently arrived from Ottawa "at the Ambassador's request... The game was a huge success but the many minor injuries sustained would probably prevent it from being widely imitated," Le Monde lamented.
In 1959, Peter joined Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a program organizer. He would rise to be head of the public affairs department. At the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, sturdiness and brilliance mellowed into judgment. His specialty was foreign affairs, but his style as a supervisor encouraged creativity as well as self-discipline.
When his department was amalgamated with the news department, bringing to an end, some would say, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's distinguished role as a forum for Canadian opinion, he became responsible for Broadcast Policy and Standards. He was kept on in that capacity even after his official retirement.
He also held a teaching position at York. There, he stimulated a sense of responsibility among students of broadcasting and film, and nothing in his life gave him as much satisfaction as the Honorary Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) awarded him on June 15, 1998.
On that day, he ended his address with the thought that "without passion and a lively critical sense, the spirit is dormant."
Peter's spirit remained "sturdy" through the whole of his 87 very productive years and his mind remained alert and his chess game formidable. As the Buddhists say, he was "a joyful presence amidst the sorrows of the world."
Richard NIELSEN was a friend and colleague of Peter CAMPBELL.

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NIEMI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-04-22 published
He founded Readers' Club of Canada
Nationalist visionary struggled financially to publish Canadian writers
By Carol COOPER Special to The Globe and Mail Tuesday, April 22, 2003 - Page R7
In the early 1960s, when writers asked Peter and Carol MARTIN where to publish their manuscripts on Canada, the couple realized how few choices there were. Inspired, the Martins, both voracious readers, staunch nationalists and founders of the Readers' Club of Canada, decided to start their own press. In 1965, Peter Martin Associates came into being. Last month, Peter MARTIN died of lung cancer in Ottawa.
In an industry overshadowed by American companies, Peter MARTIN Associates was among the first in a wave of independent publishing houses to open during a time of rising Canadian nationalism.
Launched in a downtown Toronto basement on a shoestring budget, skeleton staff, idealism and enthusiasm, the company flew by the seat of its pants. Its employees were often young and new to the business. But many, including Peter CARVER, Michael SOLOMON and Valerie WYATT, went on to become Canadian mainstays.
"It really was a time of Canadian nationalism and those of us who believed in that cause could see what Peter and Carol were doing," said Ms. WYATT, a children's editor who spent four years with the company in the seventies.
During the 16 years before its sale in 1981, Peter Martin Associates published approximately 170 works, mainly non-fiction. Its presses put out I, Nuligak, the autobiography of an Inuit man; The Boyd Gang by Marjorie LAMB and Barry PEARSON; Trapping is My Life by John TETSO; and the Handbook of Canadian Film by Eleanor BEATTIE. Others who came through their doors included Hugh HOOD, Robert FULFORD, John Robert COLOMBO, Douglas FETHERLING and Mary Alice DOWNIE -- all to have their works published.
Started with small amounts of seed money from private investors and no government funding, Peter Martin Associates constantly struggled financially. At one point, for a bit of extra cash, the office became the designated nuclear-fallout shelter for the street. Pat DACEY, once the firm's book designer, lugged suitcases of books up the street to sell at Britnell's bookstore with summer employee Bronwyn DRAINIE.
Working at Peter Martin Associates was always fun, Ms. WYATT said. "You went in to work happy and you stayed happy all day."
Still, in a time when Canadian works received little recognition, she remembers finding it difficult to get media interviews for the author of Martin-published book.
Yet another title caused trouble with its subject. The company was putting out a collection of previously published sayings of former prime minister John DIEFENBAKER, called I Never Say Anything Provocative, edited by Margaret WENTE. Mr. DIEFENBAKER heard about the project, called Mr. MARTIN and threatened to sue. Mr. MARTIN stood firm.
"He handled it with such élan," said writer Tim WYNNE- JONES, then in the art department. "He was suitably dutiful, but not in awe. Mr. DIEFENBAKER was just over the top, as was his wont."
The book went to press and Mr. DIEFENBAKER did not go to court.
Once listed along with Peter GZOWSKI in a Maclean's magazine article on "Young Men to Watch," Mr. MARTIN was born on April 26, 1934 in Ottawa to a dentist father and a mother who drove an ambulance in the First World War. The younger of two sons, he attended Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario and the University of Toronto, where he earned a degree in philosophy.
During a year in Ottawa as the president of the National Federation of University Students, Mr. MARTIN met his first wife Carol. They married in 1956 and moved to Toronto. Three years later, they founded the Readers' Club in Featuring one Canadian book a month, it distributed works by Mordecai RICHLER, Irving LAYTON, Morley CALLAGHAN and Brian MOORE among others, and supplied its members with coupons. While continuing to run the Readers' Club (sold in 1978 to Saturday Night Magazine and closed in 1981), the MARTINs started Peter Martin Associates.
Throughout his career, Mr. MARTIN spoke out for Canadian publishing. Alarmed by the sale of Ryerson Press and Gage Educational Press in 1970 to American firms, he called a meeting of publishers to discuss problems in the industry. Named the Independent Publishers Association, the group started in 1971 with 16 members and with Mr. MARTIN as its first president. In 1976, it was renamed the Association of Canadian Publishers and continues today with 140 members. As a result of the group's efforts, Canadian publishing began to receive federal and provincial funding.
In the late 1970s, the MARTINs went their separate ways. Afterward, Mr. MARTIN published a small newspaper, The Downtowner, and owned a cookbook store with his second wife, Maggie NIEMI. In 1983, they moved near Sudbury, Ontario, where Mr. MARTIN did freelance book and theatre reviews, then moved to Ottawa in 1985 to work as president for Balmuir Books, publisher of the magazine International Perspectives and consulting editor for the University of Ottawa Press.
After a spinal-cord injury in 1997, Mr. MARTIN was left a quadriplegic, except for limited use of his left arm. Even so, he remained active, maintained a heavy e-mail correspondence and spent time in the park reading while seated in a bright-yellow wheelchair.
Mr. MARTIN leaves his children Pamela, Christopher and Jeremy and his wife Maggie NIEMI. He died on March 15.

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