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PATEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-09-30 published
SAVAGE, Roy John
Born London, England February 2, 1939, died September 26, 2003 in Toronto after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Roy is survived by his wife Lesley KIRK, daughter Katherine (and her mother Annette,) sister Patricia KAELBLE and nephew David PATEL (and Lara,) and stepdaughters Amanda CLYNE and Sarah CLYNE- SANCHEZ (and Jose Luis SANCHEZ,) and granddaughter Avila.
Roy spent his entire career in the telecommunication industry, first in England and then in Canada with C.N. Telecommunications and its successor companies, retiring from A.T.&T. Canada in December 1999. Roy will be remembered as a strong leader, a complex problem-solver and a generous friend and mentor.
Throughout his life, Roy applied his signature zeal in taking on new challenges. He was a life-long learner who proved he could excel at anything he put his mind to: from flying planes, playing drums or target shooting to fly fishing, rebuilding car engines or computer programming. His humour and energetic spirit will be greatly missed.
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of the Palliative Care Ward at Toronto Grace Hospital for their professionalism, their compassion and their support for both Roy and the family during Roy's last weeks. Friends wishing to honor Roy's memory are asked to make a donation to the Palliative Care Ward of the Toronto Grace Hospital (416-925-2251).

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PATERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-06 published
McMULLEN, Kathleen
At the Northumberland Health Care Centre, Cobourg, Monday, March 3, 2003 at the age of 93. Kathleen (née FITZPATRICK,) wife of the late George Adams McMULLEN. Loving mother of Linda McMULLEN of Peterborough and Bob McMULLEN (Anne Marie) of Stratford. Predeceased by her daughter Margie LEMON. Mother-in-law of Morley LEMON and his wife Sandra. Dear Nana of William LEMON and his wife Donna, Kelly Anne LEMON, Jennifer, Julie and Michael McMULLEN. Great grandmother of Meg and Ben LEMON. Sister of Margaret FITZPATRICK of Cobourg. Kathleen will also be remembered by her extended family David PATERSON, Elspeth RUSSELL and Diane RANKIN and families. A memorial service will be held at the Legion Village Recreation Hall, 111 Hibernia Street, Cobourg, on Saturday, March 8 at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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PATERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-04-01 published
WEIR, E. Marie
Born July 26, 1923. Died March 27, 2003 at Richmond Hospital. Born in Banff, Marie grew up in Calgary. A graduate of the University of Alberta, she became a professional secretary working in many locations including New York, Chicago, Toronto and Vancouver. In Vancouver, Marie worked with The Arthritis Society and later with Dr. Barry KOSHLER in Richmond. Throughout her long productive life and despite her final illness she was always sunny, witty, a great raconteur and a joy to be with. Marie is survived by many loving cousins, Dr. Alex ROBINSON, Dr. Harold and Jean ROBINSON, Peggy and Hubert MILLARD and families. She will be missed by her friend and colleague Marylin CHOY. A Memorial Service and Celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, April 5th at 4 p.m. at Ryerson United Church, 2195 West 45th Avenue, Vancouver, Rev. G. PATERSON officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made, in her memory, to the British Columbia Cancer Foundation.

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PATERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-04-21 published
Isabel STRICKLAND
By Deborah CRAWFORD Monday, April 21, 2003 - Page A14
Mother, neighbour, secretary. Born April 28, 1919, in Toronto. Died December 30, 2002, of natural causes, in Toronto, aged 83.
Isabel (PATERSON) STRICKLAND was a wonderful person and all who knew her realized what a very special lady she was.
Isabel was born in Toronto and raised in Swansea with her older brother, Tommy. Her father passed away when she was very young, leaving her mother to raise and support the family. Isabel, at a very young age, had to learn how to cook, sew, and keep house. She worked after school and on Saturdays as a housemaid for several different families, as well as caring for their children.
Isabel married the love of her life on May 2, 1942: Leonard STRICKLAND of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Sadly, their marriage was cut short by tragedy: he was reported missing in action on February 6, 1944. His plane's last known position was somewhere over Scotland, and was never found. At the young age of 25, Isabel found herself a widow, never to remarry.
Isabel, being a strong, determined lady ahead of her time, would carry on and make a wonderful life for herself. In December, 1944, she bought her own house on Toronto's Dufferin Street. She lived in this house with her mother, but had to rent out the top floor in order to make the mortgage payments. Over the years she had several boarders come and go; some remained truly good Friends. Her mother, Annie, passed away in her home on January 29, 1947, after Isabel had cared for her through a long illness.
Isabel continued to work hard and rent out rooms in her home. She had many jobs over the years: working for Thomas Edison Co., Bell Canada, Executone Ltd., and even working in a butcher store.
In 1949, a young family with three small children moved in next door to her. She became a very close friend to this family, helping them out by providing clothing and food on many occasions. By the summer of 1955, the family had three more children and was in turmoil. The mother had left the family, leaving the father with six children to care for. Isabel agreed to care for one of the children -- me -- on a temporary basis. Unfortunately, because of the complete break-up of the family, I was not able to return to my parents. Eventually, Isabel became my legal guardian and raised me just as though I were her very own daughter. I lived with Isabel for 20 years, and she was a loving, caring, supportive mother to me.
At the age of 59, Isabel took on a full-time job in her community working for Member of Parliament Charles CACCIA, as his constituency secretary for the Davenport riding. This job was well-suited to Isabel as it consisted of helping people with their problems. She had to learn many aspects of many social issues such as immigration, welfare, and the old-age pension. In October of this past year, Isabel was awarded The Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal for her outstanding contribution and service in the riding of Davenport.
Isabel took on this job with great conviction and with the utmost patience, and worked for Mr. CACCIA for 16 years, retiring at the age of 75. One year after she retired, she became quite ill and had to give up her home. She bought an apartment in Etobicoke and lived there for approximately four years until her health continued to fail. She spent the last three years in a nursing home until she passed away.
One would think that being a widow at such a young age and never remarrying, would perhaps lead to a lonely life, but not in Isabel's case. Isabel had a wonderful sense of humour and loved to tell stories (and she had many to tell). People used to say to her, "You should write a book," but this was not to be. Instead, she fulfilled her life by helping so many others, giving us the most precious thing of all: her time.
Deborah is Isabel's daughter.

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PATERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-09-13 published
MARCHANT, Douglas Macleod
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, 69 years ago and died on July 20th, 2003, while holidaying at Mermaid Beach, Queensland, Australia. For 35 years a loving husband and friend of Juleen, wonderful father and father-in-law of Warwick (Toronto) and Ainslie and James AITKEN (London, England,) proud son-in-law of Jean HUMPHRIES (Brisbane, Australia.) Loved younger brother of Canon Iain MARCHANT, Colonel Kenneth MARCHANT and Anne PATERSON and their families in England and Scotland. Doug was a special and energetic man, who radiated life and inner strength. He was always there for his family and gave his enthusiastic support in all their endeavours. After 40 years living and working around the world with Bata International, Doug's passion for life, be it in work or in retirement, was an inspiration to all who knew him. He was a champion golfer, a skier, windsurfer, sailor, tennis and squash player, surfboarder, motorcycle enthusiast and Bridge player. With his love of nature, sports, music and reading there were never enough hours in each day. He will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts. A funeral service and cremation took place in Brisbane on July 25th, 2003. A Memorial Service will be held at 3: 30 p.m. on Thursday October 9th at Kingsway Lambton United Church, The Kingsway and Prince Edward Drive in Etobicoke, with a reception following. Doug's final resting place will be in the hills of Scotland. With interests in a number of organizations, Doug was also on the Board of the Bethany Hills School. If desired, donations may be made to the Douglas M. Marchant Endowment Fund, to benefit the students through an academic scholarship, at the Bethany Hills School, P.O. Box 10, Bethany, Ontario. L0A 1A0. Phone (705)-277-2866. www.bethanyhills.on.ca

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PATERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-09-18 published
HOPE, Ann Leslie (née McCULLOCH)
In Charlottetown on Tuesday, September 16th, 2003 aged 77 years. Daughter of Hugh Leslie and Barbara McCULLOCH of Galt, Ontario. Ann died peacefully after a brief illness. Predeceased by her husband Frank. Survived by her three children, Robin (Robert PATERSON), William (Amanda PARFITT) and Barclay (Lindsay COLLINS) and seven grandchildren.

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PATERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-10-13 published
WEBSTER, Eric Taylor
Died on Saturday, October 11, at Queensway-Carleton Hospital in Ottawa, at the age of 87. Eric was the youngest and last surviving of the six children of Senator Lorne WEBSTER and Muriel Taylor WEBSTER of Montreal. He was predeceased by brothers Colin, Stuart, Howard and Dick, and by their sister, Marian. Born in Montreal on March 1, 1916, he attended Selwyn House School and Lower Canada College, then graduated from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. Already a licensed pilot, in 1939 he volunteered for the Royal Canadian Air Force, in which he served until 1945, rising to the rank of Wing Commander. In 1940 he married Elizabeth (Ibby) PATERSON, daughter of Senator Norman and Eleanor PATERSON of Fort William, Ontario. After the war, they settled in Sherbrooke, Quebec, where he became President of J.S. Mitchell and Co. and established Eastern Townships Warehousing Ltd. He was a leader in a wide range of community activities including Trinity United Church, the Sherbrooke Hospital, the Eastern Townships Protestant School Board, Bishop's College School, Bishop's University and Stanstead Wesleyan College. He also went into farming in North Hatley and served a term as President of the Canadian Hereford Association. His interests included antique and classic cars and family motor coaches, in which he traveled widely. He could install an oil burner, design a cottage or lead a fund- raising campaign, but never seemed happier than when under a motor vehicle, tinkering with its innards. When Ibby died in 1974, he married Jane Sweny ARMITAGE of Ottawa, where they lived until he died. Eric leaves his widow, Jane, and children Norman WEBSTER of Montreal (with wife Pat,) William WEBSTER of Vancouver (Diana,) and Maggie GALLAGHER of Oakville, Ontario (Tom.) Two other children, David and Ruth WEBSTER, died in infancy. He also leaves stepsons Mark ARMITAGE of Montreal (Pam,) Bill ARMITAGE of Ottawa (Jan) and David ARMITAGE of Ottawa. There are 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. There will be a memorial service at Plymouth-Trinity United Church, 380 Dufferin Street, Sherbrooke, on Thursday, October 16, at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Queensway-Carleton Hospital Foundation, 3045 Baseline Rd., Nepean, Ontario, K2H 8P4.

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PATHY o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-11-05 published
Barbara KING (née MADAHBEE)
In loving memory of Barbara KING (née MADAHBEE) who passed away Thursday morning, October 30, 2003 at her residence at the age of 73 years.
Beloved wife of Raymond George KING, predeceased. Will be sadly missed by her children, Susan KING and Will PATHY, Jane KING and Ken PASTO, Debbie KING and Bill HOMER, Patrick KING (wife Jean) and predeceased by son Kevin KING. Special grandmother of Desmond and Grant KING. Dear sister of Anne BREYER, Jean ANDREWS, Ivan MADAHBEE, Lillian BUCKNELL, Archie MADAHBEE, Cecilia BAYERS, Linda THIBODEAU, Patsy CORBIERE, Tootsie PANAMICK, Patrick MADAHBEE and predeceased by Veronica McGRAW, Lawrence MADAHBEE, Elizabeth KING, Eli MADAHBEE, Morris MADAHBEE and Doris BREWER. Rested at the Sucker Creek Community Hall on Sunday, November 1, 2003. Funeral Mass was held at St. Bernard's Church, Little Current on Monday, November 3, 2003. Cremation. Lougheed Funeral Home Sudbury.

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PATON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-10-22 published
Jean SABOURIN
Jean Mary SABOURIN passed away at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, Church St. on Thursday, October 9, 2003 in her 69th year.
Beloved wife of Wilf SABOURIN. Loving mother of Steven and his wife Jill of Ajax, Phillip SABOURIN and Sandra (MILNE) of Parry Sound. Dear sister of William and his wife Jean CUNNINGHAM of Little Current and the late Ralph (wife Goldie of Little Current). Lovingly remembered by her Aunt Rose PATON of North Bay. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, other relatives and Friends.
Friends were received at the Logan Funeral Home, 81 James Street, Parry Sound on Saturday, October 11, 2003 prior to the service in the Logan Memorial Chapel at 1: 00 pm.

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PATON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-02-07 published
The unsung hero of Walkerton
The public-health inspector issued a boil-water advisory and personally drove samples to a distant lab as the crisis unfolded
By Allison LAWLOR Friday, February 7, 2003, Page R13
David PATTERSON, the public-health inspector who sounded alarm bells about tainted water in Walkerton, Ontario, where seven people died of E. coli poisoning in May, 2000, has died. He was He died of rare complications related to rheumatoid arthritis, said his wife, Sharon Patterson.
"He was extremely dedicated. I feel he gave his life to public health for 33 years," said Jim PATON, the Grey Bruce Health Unit's director of health protection and Mr. PATTERSON's long-time colleague and friend. Mr. PATTERSON worked at the health unit for 30 years. He retired just a few months after the E. coli tragedy hit the Western Ontario town.
"He has been described as the unsung hero of Walkerton," Mr. PATON said.
When a worried local doctor alerted him about cases of diarrhea in people from Walkerton, Mr. PATTERSON launched the initial investigation to determine the cause of the illness.
Although he initially suspected a problem with bad food, the common source for E. coli infections, Mr. PATTERSON also called the manager of the municipal water supply and asked if there were any problems with the water. The manager, Stan KOEBEL, repeatedly assured him that the town's drinking water was fine.
As the illness spread through the community, Mr. PATTERSON became convinced that the municipal water supply was the only plausible source of the infection.
He quickly wrote out a boil-water advisory for the town on the afternoon of May 21, 2000, the Sunday of the Victoria Day weekend. The advisory, urging residents to boil their tap water, was not lifted until December 5, 2000.
Later on May 21, Mr. PATTERSON and his wife drove 21 samples of Walkerton water to a laboratory in London, Ontario, arriving after midnight. On their trip home, in the dead of night, they almost hit a deer.
Tests confirmed that the municipal water system was contaminated with E. coli and fecal coliform bacteria.
"It was just astounding what that man did," said Dr. Murray McQUIGGE, the former medical officer of health at the Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Health Unit, who left the health unit in March, 2002. (The health unit changed its name in 2001.)
In addition to the seven people who died from the E. coli infection, 2,500 people in Walkerton became ill, some seriously.
"I believe he did the very best he could have under the circumstances," Bruce DAVIDSON of the group Concerned Walkerton Citizens said.
Mr. PATTERSON confronted Mr. KOEBEL to find out what had gone wrong. The details of how Walkerton's water became contaminated with E. coli were revealed at a public inquiry that opened in the town in October, 2000, five months after the contamination came to light.
"When Mr. KOEBEL learned from test results for the samples collected on May 15 that there was a high level of contamination in the system, he did not disclose the results to the health officials in the Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Health Unit who were investigating the outbreak of illnesses in the community. Instead, he misled them by assuring them that the water was safe," Mr. Justice Dennis O'CONNOR wrote in Part 1 of his report of the Walkerton inquiry.
Mr. PATTERSON's meticulous record-keeping and detailing of the events around the tragedy proved to be a valuable source of information at the inquiry. In the first weekend that the water crisis unfolded, he compiled close to 80 pages of notes, documenting the times and contents of each conversation he had, Mr. PATON said.
While Mr. PATTERSON was scheduled to take early retirement in the fall of 2000, he remained with the health unit on contract to help with the exhaustive inquiry. Taking the stand at the inquiry was emotionally difficult for Mr. PATTERSON, particularly when lawyers tried to attack his credibility.
"He was a gentleman during the inquiry," Dr. McQUIGGE said, adding that his colleague often had to bite his tongue.
A quiet and private person, Mr. PATTERSON didn't seek the spotlight and said little to the mews media during and after the inquiry.
"Walkerton took its toll on everybody," Dr. McQUIGGE said. "It was tremendously taxing."
David PATTERSON was born on November 2, 1950, in Owen Sound, Ontario He was the second of four children to Fred and Mary PATTERSON. He was raised in the small community of Tara, south of Owen Sound, where he also raised his family. His father owned a business installing tile drainage for local farmers. As a teenager, Mr. PATTERSON worked with his father during the summers.
It was as a young teen that he developed his lifelong hobby of restoring old cars to mint condition; most of them were 1932-34 Fords. He enjoyed taking his cars out to local fairs and other events and last fall chauffeured his daughter to her wedding in one.
After graduating from Chesley District High School, he attended Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto, where he studied public-health inspection. He graduated in 1970, and the same year passed the tests to become a certified public-health inspector. That year, he also married his high-school sweetheart Sharon. They had two children.
Mr. PATTERSON started work at the age of 19 at the health unit in Owen Sound, where he worked the length of his public-health career.
He began as a public-health inspector and was promoted to a supervisory position first in 1982 and then in 1989, when he became assistant director of health protection with the Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Health Unit.
In the mid-1990s, Mr. PATTERSON and the health unit were involved in a high-profile court case in which they took a local farmer to court for selling unpasteurized milk. Mr. PATTERSON couldn't stand the thought that people could be put at undue risk for drinking the unpasteurized milk, Dr. McQUIGGE said.
"This [public health] was his calling," Dr. McQUIGGE said. "He was passionate about it."
After the Walkerton inquiry wrapped up, Mr. PATTERSON left the health unit and went to work for the local conservation authority reviewing people's applications for government grants to improve their water systems.
Mr. PATTERSON preferred life in small-town Ontario to that in a big city. He enjoyed the outdoors and frequently went on canoeing, hiking and hunting trips with his family.
"He felt strongly about protecting the outdoors," said Sharon, his wife. "He was just a very dedicated person -- he really believed in things."
Mr. PATTERSON leaves his wife, son Michael, daughter April and his parents.
David PATTERSON, born on November 2, 1950, in Owen Sound, Ontario, died on January 10, 2003, in Owen Sound.

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PATRIQUIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-02-11 published
ANGEVINE, Winston Charles
On Tuesday, February 4, 2003, at the age of 80, Winston ANGEVINE died peacefully, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Miriam ''Trudy''; his daughters Maureen, Margaret, Valerie (Kevin PATRIQUIN,) and Daphne (Ken BAKER;) his grandchildren Ellen, Amanda, Neal, Caroline, Meredith, Evan, Hilary, and Jennifer; and his sisters Adeline, Shirley, Pansie and Violet. Winston was a veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force; a graduate of Mount Allison University, Nova Scotia Technical College (now Dalhousie University) and McGill University and a professional engineer. He loved life, his family, and his rose garden. He touched many lives, and will be greatly missed. A private cremation has been held. If desired, donations in his name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

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PATTERSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-04-23 published
Maurice Russell CAMPBELL
In loving memory of Maurice Russell CAMPBELL, November 3, 1930 to April 5, 2003.
Maurice CAMPBELL, a resident of Gore Bay and formerly of Ice Lake, died at the Mindemoya Hospital on Saturday, April 5, 2003 at the age of 72 years He was born in Carnarvon Township, son of the late Russell and Mildred (LEWIS) CAMPBELL. Maurice had worked as a mechanic for over 40 years, for McDougall Construction, McQuarrie Motors and Manitoulin Transport. When he was able, Maurice enjoyed hunting and fishing. Dearly loved husband of Jean CAMPBELL of Gore Bay. Loved father of Marilyn of Mindemoya, Rick and his wife Laurie of Spring Bay, Ron and his wife Bonnie of Ice Lake, Stephen of Sudbury and Tracy and husband Steve VYSE of Mindemoya. Loving grandfather of Ryan, Leslie, Colin, Krystal and TecaBoo and Chevy. Dear brother of Ivan CAMPBELL of Sudbury, Blaine CAMPBELL of Spring Bay, Myrna PATTERSON of Gore Bay, Edith LOGAN of Lively and Keith CAMPBELL of Milton. Predeceased by one sister Berniece. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Culgin Funeral Home

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PATTERSON 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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PATTERSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-06-11 published
Arthur Thomas H. BREATHAT
In loving memory of Arthur "Art" BREATHAT, a resident of Evansville, died at the Mindemoya Hospital on Thursday, June 5, 2003 at the age of 50 years.
He was born in Sudbury, son of Gerald BREATHAT and Pauline (CRANSTON) VANEVERY. He worked as a machine operator at the Lafarge Quarry, Meldrum Bay for the past 9 years. Art enjoyed hunting, fishing and a good game of cards.
Dearly loved husband of Marilyn (DAMPIER) BREATHAT of Evansville. Loving father of Cheryl Lee BREATHAT and Aaron PHILLIPS and Arthur James BREATHAT. Dear brother of Robbie and Judy BJORKLUND of Spring Bay, Bonnie and husband Dave PATTERSON of Hornepayne and Peggy FARQUHAR and Jim DAVIES of North Bay. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives were received at the Culgin Funeral Home on Monday, June 9. There will be no funeral service and cremation will follow.

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PATTERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-02-07 published
The unsung hero of Walkerton
The public-health inspector issued a boil-water advisory and personally drove samples to a distant lab as the crisis unfolded
By Allison LAWLOR Friday, February 7, 2003, Page R13
David PATTERSON, the public-health inspector who sounded alarm bells about tainted water in Walkerton, Ontario, where seven people died of E. coli poisoning in May, 2000, has died. He was He died of rare complications related to rheumatoid arthritis, said his wife, Sharon Patterson.
"He was extremely dedicated. I feel he gave his life to public health for 33 years," said Jim PATON, the Grey Bruce Health Unit's director of health protection and Mr. PATTERSON's long-time colleague and friend. Mr. PATTERSON worked at the health unit for 30 years. He retired just a few months after the E. coli tragedy hit the Western Ontario town.
"He has been described as the unsung hero of Walkerton," Mr. PATON said.
When a worried local doctor alerted him about cases of diarrhea in people from Walkerton, Mr. PATTERSON launched the initial investigation to determine the cause of the illness.
Although he initially suspected a problem with bad food, the common source for E. coli infections, Mr. PATTERSON also called the manager of the municipal water supply and asked if there were any problems with the water. The manager, Stan KOEBEL, repeatedly assured him that the town's drinking water was fine.
As the illness spread through the community, Mr. PATTERSON became convinced that the municipal water supply was the only plausible source of the infection.
He quickly wrote out a boil-water advisory for the town on the afternoon of May 21, 2000, the Sunday of the Victoria Day weekend. The advisory, urging residents to boil their tap water, was not lifted until December 5, 2000.
Later on May 21, Mr. PATTERSON and his wife drove 21 samples of Walkerton water to a laboratory in London, Ontario, arriving after midnight. On their trip home, in the dead of night, they almost hit a deer.
Tests confirmed that the municipal water system was contaminated with E. coli and fecal coliform bacteria.
"It was just astounding what that man did," said Dr. Murray McQUIGGE, the former medical officer of health at the Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Health Unit, who left the health unit in March, 2002. (The health unit changed its name in 2001.)
In addition to the seven people who died from the E. coli infection, 2,500 people in Walkerton became ill, some seriously.
"I believe he did the very best he could have under the circumstances," Bruce DAVIDSON of the group Concerned Walkerton Citizens said.
Mr. PATTERSON confronted Mr. KOEBEL to find out what had gone wrong. The details of how Walkerton's water became contaminated with E. coli were revealed at a public inquiry that opened in the town in October, 2000, five months after the contamination came to light.
"When Mr. KOEBEL learned from test results for the samples collected on May 15 that there was a high level of contamination in the system, he did not disclose the results to the health officials in the Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Health Unit who were investigating the outbreak of illnesses in the community. Instead, he misled them by assuring them that the water was safe," Mr. Justice Dennis O'CONNOR wrote in Part 1 of his report of the Walkerton inquiry.
Mr. PATTERSON's meticulous record-keeping and detailing of the events around the tragedy proved to be a valuable source of information at the inquiry. In the first weekend that the water crisis unfolded, he compiled close to 80 pages of notes, documenting the times and contents of each conversation he had, Mr. PATON said.
While Mr. PATTERSON was scheduled to take early retirement in the fall of 2000, he remained with the health unit on contract to help with the exhaustive inquiry. Taking the stand at the inquiry was emotionally difficult for Mr. PATTERSON, particularly when lawyers tried to attack his credibility.
"He was a gentleman during the inquiry," Dr. McQUIGGE said, adding that his colleague often had to bite his tongue.
A quiet and private person, Mr. PATTERSON didn't seek the spotlight and said little to the mews media during and after the inquiry.
"Walkerton took its toll on everybody," Dr. McQUIGGE said. "It was tremendously taxing."
David PATTERSON was born on November 2, 1950, in Owen Sound, Ontario He was the second of four children to Fred and Mary PATTERSON. He was raised in the small community of Tara, south of Owen Sound, where he also raised his family. His father owned a business installing tile drainage for local farmers. As a teenager, Mr. PATTERSON worked with his father during the summers.
It was as a young teen that he developed his lifelong hobby of restoring old cars to mint condition; most of them were 1932-34 Fords. He enjoyed taking his cars out to local fairs and other events and last fall chauffeured his daughter to her wedding in one.
After graduating from Chesley District High School, he attended Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto, where he studied public-health inspection. He graduated in 1970, and the same year passed the tests to become a certified public-health inspector. That year, he also married his high-school sweetheart Sharon. They had two children.
Mr. PATTERSON started work at the age of 19 at the health unit in Owen Sound, where he worked the length of his public-health career.
He began as a public-health inspector and was promoted to a supervisory position first in 1982 and then in 1989, when he became assistant director of health protection with the Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Health Unit.
In the mid-1990s, Mr. PATTERSON and the health unit were involved in a high-profile court case in which they took a local farmer to court for selling unpasteurized milk. Mr. PATTERSON couldn't stand the thought that people could be put at undue risk for drinking the unpasteurized milk, Dr. McQUIGGE said.
"This [public health] was his calling," Dr. McQUIGGE said. "He was passionate about it."
After the Walkerton inquiry wrapped up, Mr. PATTERSON left the health unit and went to work for the local conservation authority reviewing people's applications for government grants to improve their water systems.
Mr. PATTERSON preferred life in small-town Ontario to that in a big city. He enjoyed the outdoors and frequently went on canoeing, hiking and hunting trips with his family.
"He felt strongly about protecting the outdoors," said Sharon, his wife. "He was just a very dedicated person -- he really believed in things."
Mr. PATTERSON leaves his wife, son Michael, daughter April and his parents.
David PATTERSON, born on November 2, 1950, in Owen Sound, Ontario, died on January 10, 2003, in Owen Sound.

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PATTERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-04-03 published
Valetta May ROSE
By Jim PATTERSON Thursday, April 3, 2003 - Page A22
Valetta May ROSE
Domestic worker, farmer and comic writer's muse. Born in Warsaw, Ontario, January 9, 1912. Died January 16, in Toronto, of a stroke, aged 91.
On January 16, 2003, Valetta ROSE, 91, spoke with her brother, Ken DRAIN, and her niece, Dora BARR, by phone from her home in Norwood, Ontario Then she got into a limousine to go to a large family party in Toronto, to celebrate her nephew David PATTERSON's birthday. On the way, she sat with her great-nephew Paul, his partner Cathy and their six-week-old daughter, Kira, and was delighted to have the baby beside her for the trip.
There were more than 100 people at the party, but Valetta held court, greeting family members. Then, at 7 p.m., she suffered a stroke, and died instantly in her daughter Beattie's arms.
Born on January 9, 1912, Valetta was the second child of David DRAIN and Christina EDWARDS, who farmed near Warsaw, Ontario The DRAIN household was full of fiddle, piano and song; people arrived by horse and sled for music in the parlour, food in the kitchen and children everywhere. When Valetta's mother went into labour to deliver her sister Cora, Valetta's older brother Ivan was told to take his 20-month-old sister to grandma's house. Ivan was 3 and the house was two kilometres away -- but those were different times. Off the pair toddled, perfectly capable and perfectly safe.
As teenagers, Valetta and Cora set off for Toronto to work as domestics, eventually earning a respectable $25 per month plus room and board.
In 1943, Valetta married the love of her life, Ted ROSE. They farmed together outside Warsaw for 32 years. One night just after they were married, they went to Peterborough to see a movie. Afterward, walking up George Street, Valetta mused aloud about how lovely it would be to own a bedroom suite like the one in a store's display window. The next day, Ted came home with the furniture. Valetta never did discover how he'd afforded it.
In 1975, Ted and Valetta sold the farm and retired to Norwood. Ted died in 1987.
Last year, Valetta set off for Scotland with her daughters Beattie and Judy, their husbands, Bob BECHTEL and David GORDON, and Judy and David's two sons, Ian and Paul. Valetta announced, "On this trip, I just want to enjoy being all together." For three weeks, they drove around staying at bed and breakfasts and exploring the islands off the north coast. She was planning another trip this year -- to Judy's home in Vancouver.
For 40 years, Valetta followed the advice of one Dr. JARVIS, whose book Folk Medicine taught the benefits of lecithin, and she followed his prescription for a daily teaspoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with honey in a half glass of water to keep herself free from the worst of arthritis and other afflictions. Valetta knew that the secret of caring for others was simply to enjoy their company and, as the family "Information Central," loved to share stories of their successes.
She had her own place in Canadian cultural history. Filmmaker Norman JEWISON, a cousin, mentioned Valetta to writer Don HARRON, who immediately claimed her for use as the wife of his fictional character Charlie FARQUHARSON. Soon Valetta was credited with writing down Charlie's Hist'ry of Canada on those days when it was "too wet to plough." A highlight of Valetta's 90th birthday party was a card and framed photo from her "second husband."
Valetta made the best of every minute. She spent her last night on the bed that Ted had bought for her so many years before. Her spirit will delight family and Friends for years to come.
Jim PATTERSON is Valetta's sister Cora's youngest son. He was helped by Beattie, Ken, Cora HENDREN and Stephen PATTERSON.

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PATTERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-16 published
Brian Melville DORE, University of Toronto Schools 1980, B.A. Hons. University of Toronto Victoria College 1985, LL.B. University of British Columbia Law 1990, Called To The Bar In 1991, Crown Counsel, Quesnel, British Columbia 1992-1995, Abbotsford, British Columbia, 1995 - 2003. Born January 26th, 1962, died May 13th, 2003 at Trillium Health Centre Mississauga Site, as the result of a battle with cancer. Only son of Donna Melville Dore PATTERSON. Grandson of Emma MELVILLE and the late Temple A. MELVILLE. Nephew of Doug and Suzie MELVILLE. Brian will be sadly missed by his many Friends and colleagues. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in the Chapel of the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) on Saturday, May 24th, 2003 at 3: 00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated.

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PATTERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-06-03 published
Herbert Ronald 'Pat' PATTERSON, Q.C. (World War 2 - Royal Canadian Air Force Pilot, Distinguished Lawyer, and Citizenship Judge)
Born in Bethany, Ontario February 6, 1921 died at the George Hees Wing of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, on May 31, 2003 in his 83rd year. He is survived by his wife Barbara, son Michael and his wife Carenanne, daughter Nancy PATTERSON and her husband Craig INWARD, grand_sons Christopher JOHNSTON and Ryan PATTERSON, and stepgrandchildren Eric and Claire INWARD. Many thanks to the staff of L Wing ­ Second Floor for their kindness and care. A private family service was held. Cremation to follow. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 20 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 1200, Toronto M4R 1K8.

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PATTERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-09-27 published
GAMMON, Elizabeth Catherine
Died quietly at Beechwood Court in Mississauga, on Thursday, September 25th, 2003 at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late Richard ''Dick'' GAMMON. Loving mother of Ted and his wife Mary Alice, Nancy and Susan and her husband John McDONALD. Dear grandmother of Michael and David RYAN. Sister of the late William WOODLEY and Barbara LAILEY. Sister-in-law of Betty WOODLEY and Joseph LAILEY. Fondly remembered by Geoff BEYER, Doris PATTERSON, her niece Alison and nephews Lawrence, Bill and Brian. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Avenues), from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral Service will be held at St. Matthew's Anglican Church, 3962 Bloor Street West, Etobicoke, on Monday, September 29, 2003 at 2 o'clock. Cremation.

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PATTERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-10-10 published
PATTERSON, Hazell
Born in Barbados September 29, 1923, died in Toronto on October 9, 2003. Wife of John. Mother of Steven, Margot (Judd) and Lynne. Sister of Yvonne ARMSTRONG. The funeral service will be held at St. Cyprian's Anglican Church (1080 Finch Ave. east Toronto) on Saturday, October 11, 2003 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Society of Toronto would be appreciated by the family.

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PATTISON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-02-19 published
GRACE E. GALBRAITH
November 27, 1903 - February 14, 2003
Grace GALBRAITH, a resident of the Manitoulin Lodge, Gore Bay, died at the Lodge on Friday, February 14, 2003 at the age of 99 years. She was born in London, England, daughter of the late Edward and Emily (RAYNER) GRIFFIN and at the age of 8 years came to Stratford, Ontario with her brother and sister, through the Thomas Bernardo Child Care Organization. She later came to the Island and at the age of 14, lived and worked for William and Mable McDONALD at Providence Bay, until her marriage to James GALBRAITH on February 20, 1920. She and James raised their family on the 12th line of Campbell Township. In 1952, she and James moved to Espanola, and Ransford took over the family farm. James predeceased her in 1970, but she continued to live in Espanola until 1991, when she came to live at Manitoulin Lodge.
Grace enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, tatting and canning. Loved and loving mother of Evelyn PATTISON (husband Warren LEGGE, predeceased 1972 and Jim PATTISON, 1986,) Lorma MIDDAUGH (husband Bill predeceased 2002,) Mildred McCORMICK (husband William predeceased 1998,) Leona SLOSS and husband Chester of Espanola and Ransford and his wife Lavina GALBRAITH of Mindemoya. Proud grandmother of 22 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren and 35 great great grandchildren. Predeceased by brother Edward (Ted) GRIFFIN and sister Lilly GRIFFIN.
Friends called the Culgin Funeral Home from 1-2 pm on Monday, February 17, 2003. The funeral service was conducted at 2 pm with Reverend Frank HANER officiating. Spring interment in Mindemoya Cemetery. Culgin Funeral Home 282-2270.

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PATTISON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-10-29 published
Olive Lenora (née PATTISON) LOVE
Passed away peacefully at The Westmount, Kitchener on Thursday, October 23, 2003 at the age of 88 years.
Beloved wife of the late Everett LOVE who predeceased her on September 4, 1989.
She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Marguerite (Roy) and son James (Jan) and by her grandchildren Melanie (Mark), Scot (Heather), Rosemary, David, Kathy, Michael and Sherri (Dave) and by her ten great-grandchildren.
Dear sister of Muriel BLUE of Providence Bay, Winfred McALLISTER (Calvin) of Azilda and Everett of Providence Bay, dear sister-in-law of Bessie BARLOW of Sunderland and Mary LOVE of Mindemoya.
Predeceased by her parents, Evelyn and Delbert PATTISON, by siblings, Evangeline, Alvin, William, by brother-in-law D. A. BLUE and Harold GASTON. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Friends were invited to share memories of Olive with her family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Sunday, October 26 from 2 - 4 pm. The funeral service was held in The Funeral Home Chapel on Monday,
October 27, 2003 at 11 am with the Reverend Richard KOPANKE officiating.
Heartfelt thanks to the nurses and staff at the Westmount who so lovingly cared for Olive since January of 2003. A special thank you to her family doctor for many years, Dr. Doris WINFIELD and to Dr. KUGLER, her doctor for the past several months.

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PATTISON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-12-10 published
PATTISON
-In loving memory of Connie, December 8, 1997.
I wish you could see
the Charlie Brown tree,
So straight and tall
Above them all.
Reaching to the heavens above
where there is only Peace and Love.
-Luv ya Con, your Mom.

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PATTY o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-04-30 published
Shirley Eleanor COOPER
In loving memory of Shirley Eleanor COOPER who passed away peacefully at her home in Espanola on Sunday, April 27, 2003 at the age of 71 years.
Born July 15, 1931. Cherished wife of Burt. Loved mother of Sandra and husband Bill OLFERT of Espanola, Marilyn and husband Paul FORD of Naughton, Randy and wife Terri of Mount Albert. Special grandmother of Stacey and Sherry LEWIS, Carrie PATTY, Chris and Paula FORD, Thomas and Justin COOPER. Dear great grandmother of Brandon, Brady, Kyle, Kamryn. Missed by brother Bud and wife Pat Wilkin. Will be remembered by in-laws Nellie Thomas (husband Gordon predeceased) of Tehkummah, Jean and husband Bernie Harfield, both predeceased, Leonard and wife Betty Cooper of Mindemoya, Alvern Nighswander (husband Stuart predeceased) of Little Current, Max Cooper (predeceased) and wife Ellen of Little Current, Don and wife Karlene Cooper of Espanola. Aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, April 29, 2003. Funeral Service at 2: 00 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2003 both at Mindemoya Missionary Church. Burial in Mindemoya Cemetery.

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