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PAYNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-09-20 published
GLADDY, Dr. Percy Vaughan, B.Sc., M.D., (F.R.C.SC)
On September 16, 2003, in his home on the shores of Lake Huron with his family, Percy died, at the age of 76, after a life filled with integrity, hard work, dedication and achievement. He leaves his dear wife, Alexia, and beloved children, Geoffrey, Sarah (Jonathan), Jennifer and Rebecca, and cherished grand_sons Alexander and Daniel. He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Nellie, and brother, Leo. Born and raised in Sarnia, Ontario, Percy was a graduate of Queen's University (Meds '50), with postgraduate training in Canada and the U.S. in Obstetrics and Gynecology. A lifelong student of medicine, Percy practiced medicine for over 45 years in Sarnia where he served his community and positively touched the lives of many mothers and their families. He was instrumental in setting up the first Emergency Physicians' Service at St. Joseph's Hospital which provided 24-hour emergency care for the residents of Sarnia-Lambton. He also set up the first mother-baby wellness clinic in Walpole Island to provide pre- and post-natal care. For service to the First Nation community, he was given the honorary name Mshkikiiwnini (Indian Doctor). A skilled physician, he will be remembered for his strong moral code, humour, warmth, availability and concern for others. In his career and personal life, Percy was guided by his Christian faith, especially during the last difficult days of his illness and he remained true to himself determined, strong and willing to do the work to survive. He had great love for his family and was the proud father of four Queen's graduates. His example and principles will remain to inspire his children and all who knew him. He received excellent medical care and his family wishes to express their appreciation to Dr. D. PAYNE, Dr. F. SHEPHERD, Dr. G. DARLING, Dr. D. BROWN and Jennifer HORNBY, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, and Dr. V. BALACHANDRA and Dr. R. GARRETT, Sarnia. Percy's family is grateful for the support and care extended to them by their many relatives, Friends, and especially Helen PARADIS. Cremation has taken place with arrangements entrusted to McKenzie and Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre (519-344-3131). A memorial service to celebrate Percy's life will be held at 11: 00 a.m. on Saturday, September 27, 2003, at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., Sarnia. In lieu of flowers, Percy's family kindly requests that expressions of sympathy be directed to the Lambton Education Foundation (Dr. P.V. Gladdy Scholarship), 200 Wellington Street, P.O. Box 2019, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 7L2 or to the Lambton Hospitals Foundation (Building Fund
Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology), 89 Norman Street, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 6S3. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com
A tree will be planted in memory of Percy GLADDY in the McKenzie & Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 19th, 2004 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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PAYNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-09-30 published
CROWE, Doris Mary (née SCANES)
Born in Winnipeg, July 12, 1921, daughter of Richard SCANES and Alice PAYNE, sister of Lenore and Jimmy, married Marshall CROWE, December 5, 1942. Graduate of United College, Winnipeg (B.A.: History and English) awarded highest standing in her class. Doris died on Friday, September 26, 2003, surrounded by family and Friends, after a long and spirited battle with cancer. Beloved wife, dear mother of Tom (Allison), Alison, Helen (David), Sheila (Brian), Abigail, Seumien (Nabo), Le (Ping) and Nick (Irene). Delighted and indefatigable grandmother of Jessica, Caleb, Innie, Susan, David, Adam, Cathy, Yuli, Jonathan, Ben, Rebecca and Ariana. Predeceased by her dear Friends Ann PHELPS and Starr SOLOMON. During World War 2, Doris worked as a reporter for the Vancouver Sun and taught high school. After the war, she accompanied Marshall on diplomatic postings, chiefly to New York and Moscow. During the 60's, she worked for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio and wrote and narrated a series of documentaries on life in the Soviet Union. She also worked tirelessly for the Toronto French School in its early years, helping to establish the first school library. Doris studied public relations in the early 70's, and did a variety of work in that field, including shepherding Harold CARDINAL through the Ottawa launching of ''The Unjust Society''. She also served as public relations director for the Canadian Nurses' Association. She was a member of the Committee for an Independent Canada and campaigned for the provincial and federal Liberal parties in many elections, beginning with Mitchell SHARP's campaign in the Toronto riding of Eglinton in 1963. In her 70's, Doris returned to university to study English history, Russian and Chinese. for the last 30 years of her life, Doris focused on the farm that she and Marshall ran near Portland. Among many enterprises, Doris was instrumental in introducing the Dexter cow into Canada. According to Doris' wishes, there will be no funeral. Arrangements by Scotland Funeral Home, Elgin. The family will receive Friends on Saturday, October 4, 12 to 8 p.m., at the farm, 4421 Old Kingston Road, Portland. In lieu of flowers, donations to the hospice, St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, Brockville (613) 342-4461, ext. 2271 would be most gratefully received. Their compassion, skill and generosity of spirit did much to ease Doris' last days when she could no longer be at her beloved farm. In memory of Doris: plant a garden, serve paella, learn a language, read a book to a child, be kind to an animal, support universal health care, live at peace with nature.

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