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OTT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-10-15 published
LOVE, G. Donald, of Toronto, Ontario and Naples, Florida died peacefully Monday evening at his home in Naples. A self-made entrepreneur and visionary, Mr. LOVE was the founder and retired Chairman of the Board of Oxford Properties Group, Inc., one of the foremost real estate development firms in North America. Mr. LOVE had a major impact on real estate development through a vast array of significant projects in major urban centers. He made a permanent and positive mark on cities across North America. Mr. LOVE was born on August 6th, 1927 in Calgary, Alberta, the youngest of six children of Anah Mary and James Edward LOVE. He was educated at local schools in Calgary and later at the Shawnigan Lake School of Victoria, British Columbia. He graduated from McGill University in Montreal in 1950 with a degree in engineering Mr. LOVE's business career began as a trainee with the Ford Motor Company before opening the Dominion Securities Office in Edmonton as a stock broker. One of Mr. LOVE's best attributes was his mastery of the 'art of the deal'. In response to an opportunity to build a medical building, the idea of Oxford was conceived. Together with partners John and George POOLE, Oxford Development was born. Following the young company's series of successful projects, Mr. LOVE began the journey of building Oxford into one of the foremost real estate development and management companies in North America. Some of the crowning achievements of this company include Citicorp Plaza in Los Angeles, Canterra Tower in Calgary and the Minneapolis City Center. Mr. LOVE was a long time member of the board of Pan Canadian Petroleum and later a founding member of the board of directors of NeuroScience Canada Partnership/Foundation. He also founded Philbrook Development Inc., developers of Charleston Square in Naples. Mr. LOVE, a devoted husband, father and grandfather will live on in the hearts and minds of those he touched. His legacy is a life of passion, fun, excitement, and he will be remembered well for his wonderful sense of humor. He was a man whose honesty loyalty and integrity was legendary among his Friends and business colleagues. In addition to his many talents, Mr. LOVE had a unique ability to find young people of potential and mentor them in the development business. Mr. LOVE is survived by his wife Penny Lupton LOVE; his daughter and son-in-law Dr Katherine LOVE and Andrew DUNCANSON of Minneapolis, Minnesota his sons and daughters-in-law Don and Teri LOVE of Malibu, California, Jon and Nancy LOVE of Toronto, Ontario, Jeff and Gloria LOVE of Central, South Carolina; his daughters and sons-in-law Courtney and Chad N. OTT of Naples, Florida and Victoria and John L. WOLF of Wellesley, Massachusetts. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Caitlin, Noble, Kelli, Tristin, Tyler, Christie, Jason, Jack, Nicholas, Preston, Alexander and Christopher. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law Mrs. Ernest LOVE and Mrs. Jack LOVE of Calgary, Alberta. Mr. LOVE was preceded in death by his first wife Marilyn Ruth Duff LOVE. Memorial services will be held in Toronto, Ontario and Naples, Florida. On Sunday October 19th at 1: 30 p.m. at Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd in Toronto, Ontario and on Saturday November 8th at 11: 00 a.m. at Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church in Naples, Florida. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church Naples, Florida or McGill University Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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OTTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-07 published
Died This Day -- William OTTER, 1929
Wednesday, May 7, 2003 - Page R7
Soldier born on December 3, 1843, in Clinton, Ontario; in 1866, joined militia and fought against Fenians at battle of Ridgeway in 1883, joined permanent force; in 1885, commanded Battleford column in North West Rebellion; in 1899, commanded first Canadian contingent in Boer War; in 1908, became first Canadian-born chief of general staff; in 1910, appointed Inspector General of Canadian Militia; in 1914, in charge of enemy internment; in 1922, second Canadian, after Arthur Currie, to reach rank of general; died in Toronto.

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