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NORAD o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-05-14 published
Gerald (Jerry) Norbert LOOSEMORE, (C.D. with Bar)
The family announces with sorrow his passing on May 1, 2003 in his 64th year. He was born in Killarney to the late Norbert and Ruby (PATTERSON) LOOSEMORE and attended Saint John de Brebeuf School and Little Current High School prior to joining the Royal Canadian Signal Corps in 1959. After a 25 year career, he retired from the Canadian Armed Forces Communications Command with the rank of Master Warrant Officer and subsequently joined the Communications Security Establishment for an additional thirteen years during which he was instrumental in the modernization of the NORAD communications system. Jerry was made Scouter in 1978, a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #177, and he had an extensive repertoire of Newfoundland folk music. He returned to Manitoulin Island to pursue his interest in genealogy. He is survived by his wife, the former Evelyn PECK, his son Christopher (Gayelene,) and daughter Melissa (Donnie) CLARK. He will be dearly missed by his sister Patricia and brothers Peter (Vivian), Harold (Laurine), Michael (Ann), and James (Bernice). He will be lovingly remembered by his mother-in-law Erma PECK, sisters-in-law Phyllis MARSHALL, Beverly (Everett) MORPHET, and brothers-in-law Iliff (Jane) PECK and Warren (Gail) PECK. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Jerry will be remembered by his family and Friends for his generosity, his storytelling, and his sense of humor. A memorial service celebrating his life will be officiated by Mr. D. J. LAROUCHE at the graveside at the St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery, North Channel Drive, on Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 3 p.m. with Interment.

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NORMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-31 published
NORMAN- SMITH, Keeva Minette
Born May 16, 2003 in Toronto to Martha NORMAN and P. Roch SMITH, Keeva died peacefully of a brain stem tumour at home on May 28, 2003 with the love of her parents and brother Ronan. Keeva joins her grandparents F. Charles SMITH (1983) and Rose Marie SMITH (2002) in eternal life. She leaves to mourn her grandparents: Sheelagh NORMAN and Gerry PARKES of Toronto; Conolly and Sharon NORMAN of Fairvale, New Brunswick; her uncles and their families: Randy SMITH and Jill BONNETEAU- SMITH and cousins Cole and Jake of Victoria, British Columbia; Christopher and Pamela SMITH and cousins Victoria and Jacqueline of Sugarloaf, New York; Nick NORMAN of Toronto; Renee MAGUIRE and cousin Devyn NORMAN of Huntington Beach, California. Martha, Roch and Ronan would like to extend a tremendous thank you to midwife Katrina KILROY; R.N. Katie WADEY; the nurses and doctors at the Hospital for Sick Children Mt. Sinai; Home Palliative Care Network; Community Care Access Centre and all those who helped in making Keeva's life a full one and ensuring that she had the opportunity to return home to die in dignity with her family. Thanks for coming to meet us Keeva, you are an incredible daughter. Ronan sends you dandelion wishes that you are safe. A visitation with Keeva and her family will take place on Wednesday June 4th from 7 - 9 p.m. at Morley Bedford Funeral Services, 159 Eglinton West (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.). A celebration of Keeva's life will be held on Thursday June 5th at 10: 30 am at the Church of the Messiah, Dupont and Avenue Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Keeva's memory to Trails Youth Initiatives, 378 Fairlawn Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5M 1T8 (416) 787-2457 (www.trails.ca) or the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8.

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NORMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-23 published
ZEALLEY, Mary Lenore (née BOYD) 1923-2003
Peacefully, surrounded by her three children, son-in-law Maurizio and granddaughter Victoria, at The Baycrest Hospital on Sunday, December 21, 2003. Mary Lenore ZEALLEY (née BOYD,) wife of the late Kenneth Bramwell ZEALLEY. Loving mother of Jane Elizabeth ADAMSON, wife of Andrew, Hartington, Ontario; Charlotte Ann UNGER, wife of Edward, Toronto; and John Kenneth ANDREW, life-partner of Maurizio, Toronto. Grandmother of Victoria AUSTIN, wife of Bruce; Sarah NORMAN, wife of Jason. Great-grandmother of Jonathan & Christopher AUSTIN and Brock NORMAN. Sister of Nancy REID, wife of Jim; Eleanor HOOD, wife of the late Duggan; and Carol MacPHERSON, wife of John. She died as she had lived her life - with dignity, passion, grace and courage. A person who loved her city, all arts and culture, and her family and Friends. A Memorial Service will be held at Bloor Street United Church (Bloor Street West at Huron), Wednesday, December 24 at 2 p.m. A reception will follow at the Church. Donations may be made to The Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, 3560 Bathurst Street, Toronto M6A 2E1, or to Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor Street West, Toronto M5S 1W3. Final resting place, Hillcrest Cemetery, Smiths Falls, Ontario. The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation for the compassionate care of the medical team at The Baycrest Hospital, 6 East.

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NORMAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-02-01 published
Died This Day -- William Desmond TAILOR/TAYLOR, 1922
Saturday, February 1, 2003, Page F11
Actor, filmmaker and soldier born William DEANE- TANNER in Carlow, Ireland, on April 26, 1872; in 1890, immigrated to United States in 1890; in 1908, deserted wife and family to appear in movies in 1914, made his directorial debut with The Awakening, followed by 40 more films; served as a captain in the Canadian Army during the latter part of First World War; returned to filmmaking and made 15 more films, including Captain Kidd, The Green Temptation and Anne of Green Gables; found murdered in his Hollywood home police complained a number of Hollywood personalities had visited the scene to remove or tamper with evidence; investigation focused on such stars as actresses Mabel NORMAND and Mary Miles MINTER later accounts reported the film Community sought to avoid a scandal that coincided with murder trial of actor Fatty ARBUCKLE crime never solved.

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NORQUAY o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-10-22 published
Jean (NORQUAY) MORRISON
On Sunday, October 5, 2003 at the Henderson Hospital. Beloved wife of John for 32 years, cherished mother of Ian and his wife Francine of Calgary, AB., Scott and his wife Sue of Ottawa. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Monique, Stephanie and Jason. Fondly remembered by her sisters Dorothy SUGGITT of Sunderland and Kathleen VAREY of Little Current. The family received Friends at Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, Ancaster. Chapel service was held on Thursday. Cremation to follow.

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NORQUAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-08-22 published
J. Helen CARSCALLEN
By Margaret NORQUAY Friday, August 22, 2003 - Page A18
Social worker, professor, broadcaster, actress. Born January 12, 1916, in Chengtu, China. Died May 28, in Toronto, of natural causes, aged 87.
Helen CARSCALLEN (the J stood for Jane) was born of missionary parents in China, and came to Canada with her family when she was 10. She graduated from the University of Toronto in 1938 with a B.A. in the newly established program in sociology. Graduating during the war, her early jobs included work as a social worker with the Big Sisters Association, an agency that worked with disadvantaged young girls, and three years directing recreation for the employees of a large munitions factory, most of whom were women. At the age of 30, she decided she would change her career about every 10 years -- and managed to do it. In 1945, she went to Toronto Children's Aid, where her work in public relations engendered an interest in mass media.
In 1956 she joined the public affairs department of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Her previous work experience had led to a deep interest in the quality of women's lives and in 1962 she became senior program organizer for Take Thirty, a daily afternoon television show aimed at middle class, stay-at-home women. It was not a program filled with food, fashion and household décor, but one that gave women something for the mind and alerted them to issues of social concern. A weekly discussion called Fighting Words presented a debate then raging about the need to change federal divorce laws. A much admired series, Under One Roof, looked at the whole family life cycle from courtship to empty nest; for this Helen recruited emerging author June CALLWOOD to research and write several programs. Another series, unique for its time, took Helen to Japan to bring back insights from a culture then unfamiliar to most Canadians. Adrienne CLARKSON, co-opted initially to review Canadian novels, became a host of the show. Convinced women's lives were worthy of examination, Helen organized a national conference sponsored by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation called the Real World of Women -- the first of its kind in Canada. In 1966, at 49, Helen left broadcasting to pursue graduate studies in sociology, her dissertation focusing on the political machinations leading to the cancellation of This Hour Has Seven Days. Helen then became a professor at Ryerson University, teaching courses in communication. After 10 years there, it was time for another change: this time to become an actor.
Throughout each of her careers Helen maintained a passionate interest in theatre, acting in amateur groups and taking courses in acting and voice from George Luscombe, Dora Mavor Moore and others. She toured with the New Play Society and worked with Alumnae Theatre as actor, stage manager and producer. At 62, she auditioned for Robin Philips and played the nurse in the Stratford Festival's Uncle Vanya, which starred William Hutt, Martha Henry and Brian Bedford. She then moved to television and film, playing a variety of dramatic roles. At 81, she wrote that now -- visually impaired and no longer able to read scripts her ambition was to teach a series of seminars on multiple careers for women. Illness unfortunately prevented her reaching this goal.
Helen had a great capacity for Friendship. At a recent celebration of her life, colleagues, Friends and family spoke of the debt they owed her for the vision she gave them of their own unique abilities. Nieces, nephews and some grand-nieces spoke movingly about what a wonderful aunt she was -- how she never talked down, always treated them as adults, wanting to know what they were up to. Former colleagues talked about how Helen launched them in their careers, persuading them to believe in themselves and providing ongoing support. Helen gave something of herself to each of us and we were all enriched.
Margaret is a friend of Helen.

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NORRIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-08-12 published
Died This Day -- Leonard Matheson NORRIS, 1997
Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - Page R5
Editorial cartoonist and illustrator born in London, England, on December 1, 1913; in 1925, immigrated with family to Thunder Bay area; during Depression, worked as stevedore; studied at Ontario College of Art; 1937, joined Toronto advertising agency as graphic artist; 1940, enlisted in army; edited and illustrated Canadian Army Technical journal; 1945, worked for Maclean Hunter as art director; 1949, joined Vancouver Sun and for 38 years produced editorial cartoons at their satirical best; 1973, died in Langley, B.C.

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NORTHMORE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-10-21 published
Margaret Evelyn SWINDEN
By Mark FRASER Tuesday, October 21, 2003 - Page A28
Wife, mother, grandmother, friend, volunteer. Born January 17, 1909, in Brantford, Ontario Died July 27, in Newmarket, Ontario, of Alzheimer's disease, aged 94.
The last time I visited my grandmother in the nursing home she was asleep and I knew she did not have much time left. I knelt at the side of her bed grasping her hand, hoping that she would wake up so that I could see her big, bright smile one last time.
She never woke up.
Margaret Evelyn NORTHMORE was born in Brantford, Ontario, and lived most of her life in Toronto. In her teens, she had gone to work at Holt Renfrew; it was then that she met her future husband, William SWINDEN.
Margaret's father passed away at the beginning of the Depression, when she was 21, so she went to work at Eaton's for $12 a week to support her mother.
Margaret married William in 1937 and they raised one daughter, Lynn; they lived in Leaside and later York Mills. In November, 1972, Margaret lost her husband suddenly, but, true to her character, Margaret went on living life and moved to a new house directly behind her daughter's home in Scarborough. The two homes had connecting backyards so Margaret would always be close to her four grandchildren: Mark, Bonnie, Ann-Marie and Katherine.
Margaret always put the well-being of others ahead of her own that's why volunteer work was a part of her life for nearly 25 years. She never received any recognition or awards for this work, nor did she seek any. She didn't do it for recognition she did it because she cared.
Margaret volunteered with the Oriole York Mills church for several years doing home visitation. Later, she volunteered for six years at the Blythwood School swimming pool helping handicapped children. When she was 71, she began volunteering at North Bridlewood public school one day a week to help Grade 1 children with their reading.
She loved children and enjoyed her work at the school so much that she stayed for 15 years. She was known as "Grandma SWINDEN" to countless children at the school over the years and she truly loved the work.
At Halloween, Christmas and the end of the school year she would take gifts or candies for all of the children in her class.
On her last day at school one year, the teacher had told the children that this would be Grandma SWINDEN's last day and that she would be back after the summer. One boy approached her and said, "You might be dead." The next fall she approached the same boy again and said: "Michael, I made it!"
In addition to her volunteer work, Margaret was very active into her 80s, working out three times a week at her health club, living by herself very independently and still driving her car.
She had a busy social schedule with her many Friends and even had a chance to meet Elton John, going to his concert in Toronto with a backstage pass when she was 85.
Margaret lived her life with no regrets and often said that if she could do it over again, she wouldn't change a thing. She will always be remembered for her love of life, her generosity, her laughter and the big, bright smile that never seemed to leave her face.
Margaret had a sharp mind, a positive outlook on life and a wonderful sense of humour.
Sadly, the ravages of Alzheimer's changed all that. It robbed her of her dignity and her independence. It took her mind and it took her memory. But it couldn't take her big, bright smile.
Mark FRASER is Margaret SWINDEN's grand_son

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