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PENDLETON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-22 published
June 6, 1922 - May 16, 2003.
Grant died peacefully in Victoria on May 16th, 2003 in the presence of loved ones. He is survived by his his loving and supportive family; his devoted wife of 56 years, Vivian (née MITCHENER) five children; Anne, Victoria; Mary (Bill ROBERTSON,) Saskatoon James (Marjory PORTER), Victoria; Kathleen (Darrel ANDERSON), Victoria; and, Gregory (Carrie HOLMQUIST,) Saskatoon, eight grandchildren: Joshua and Katie PENDLETON; Maxwell BRANDEL; Kristin, Melissa, and Adam MAXWELL; and, Emily and Michael MAXWELL; Vivian's surviving siblings Eileen and Cecil; and, numerous Friends across Canada, U.S.A., and Holland. Grant was predeceased by his children Thomas John, Christopher, and Christine, and by his parents Gilmour and Bridgette (ZETTA) MAXWELL of Plenty, Saskatchewan.
Grant had a dignified and distinguished career and life. He was born and raised on a farm near Plenty. After he finished high school in Plenty, he attended Saint Thomas More College, at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. While at university, he met Vivian and many life-long Friends. Grant graduated from the U of S in 1944.
From 1944-45, he served in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve on the Atlantic Seaboard. After completing his national duty, he and Vivian married and he began his media career and family.
A print, radio, and television, journalist for over fifty years, Grant's extensive career reflected his social conscience and ecumenical beliefs. He began his career as a radio news reporter and assistant news director with CFQC Radio (1946-48.) Moving on to newspaper journalism with the Saskatoon Star Phoenix (1949-59), he was a senior reporter and feature writer, and then the chief editorial writer for the newspaper.
Grant's deep religious faith guided him down a path that utilized his journalistic expertise while nurturing his spirit. From 1960-68, he was the Lay Director at the Saskatoon Catholic Centre. He was also a regular columnist with several Catholic newspapers, including the Prairie Messenger, Canadian Register, Western Catholic Reporter, and Our Family, between 1959-69. In the same time period, Grant and Vivian were the Canadian couple on the international writing committee of the Christian Family Movement based in Chicago. In 1967 Grant with Vivian were the Canadian delegates to the International Lay Congress of the Catholic Church. Between 1962-68, Grant was a regular panelist on the CFQC-television show ''In the Public Interest,'' and a Saskatchewan correspondent to the Globe and Mail.
In 1969 Grant and Vivian and family moved from Saskatoon to Ottawa where Grant had accepted a position as Co-Director, and later Director, of the Social Action Office, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. While working at this position from 1969 - 77, Grant researched, advised, and prepared draft policy statements on national, social and religious issues, including Project Feedback, a qualitative ''sounding at the grassroots'' of religious beliefs and church concerns across Canada. Also during this time (1972-75), Grant was a Canadian consultant with the International Pontificial Commission for Justice and Peace, Vatican City: Grant and Vivian met Pope Paul 6th while in Rome.
From 1977-81, Grant worked in Ottawa as a freelance journalist and consultant for numerous and varied clients such as the Department of the Secretary of State, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the Conserver Society Project of the Science Council of Canada, the Vanier Institute of the Family, and the Committee of National Voluntary Organizations. During this time, he wrote the book Assignment in Chekiang detailing the 1902 - 54 experience of the Scarborough Foreign Mission Society in China.
In 1981, Grant and Vivian moved from Ottawa to Toronto. From 1981-86, Grant served as founding editor of ''Compass, '' a national magazine published by the Jesuits of English-speaking Canada. During this time, he was also a member of the writing team for ''Living with Christ, '' a monthly missalette of scriptural texts and commentary circulated to most Catholic parishes across Canada.
In 1986, Grant and Vivian left Toronto and semi-retired in Victoria, British Columbia. Grant's faith and desire to write kept him involved in several projects. In 1987 - 88 Grant wrote At Your Service: Stories of Canadians In Missions. From 1989-91, he co-edited Forward in the Spirit, a popular history of the ''People Synod'' published by the Catholic Diocese of Victoria. From 1992 - 94 he co-wrote and edited a book entitled Healing Journeys: The Ka Ka Wis Experience, which described the history of the Aboriginal residential counseling centre for the Ka Ka Wis Family Development Centre, Meares Island, B.C.
Throughout his life, Grant was also actively involved in his communities. He was an executive member of the Saskatchewan Association for Human Rights; the Saskatchewan Association for Adult Education a founding member of the Downtown Churches' Association of Victoria an occasional commentator on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio, Western Region; and a speaker at national, regional, and local events on both civic and religious topics.
Grant spent over twenty happy summers at Emma Lake with Vivian, his family, and many visiting Friends.
A respected journalist and community volunteer, Grant always made time for family and Friends. He was a loving husband, intellectual companion, and graceful dance partner to Vivian; a gentle, fair and compassionate teacher to his children; an affectionate, singing, cartoon-drawing storyteller to his grandchildren; and was warm and accepting of his relatives. He was a stimulating conversationalist and a loyal friend. Grant will be greatly missed by all until we meet his gentle soul again.
There will be a prayer service in Saskatoon at St. Philip's Church at 1902 Munroe Avenue (at Taylor Street) at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 22, 2003.
The funeral and celebration of Grant's life will be held in Saskatoon at St. Philip's Church at 1902 Munroe Avenue at Taylor Street at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 213, 2003. A memorial celebration will be held in Victoria in the fall of 2003, and prior notice will be provided in this paper. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Development and Peace and/or the Friendship Inn, Saskatoon. Arrangements are entrusted to the Saskatoon Funeral (306-244-5577).

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PENFOLD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-10-29 published
KELLY, Thomas Patrick " Tim" (1922 - 2003)
Tim KELLY of Bromley Avenue, Moncton, died peacefully at the Moncton Hospital on Monday October 27, 2003. He was born in Toronto on October 18, 1922 and was the son of the late Emmett and Barbara (DOLLY) KELLY. Tim worked as a senior executive with Canadian Marconi Company, Montreal, Quebec and a business owner of the electronics distributor Keldon Electronics Limited, Pointe Claire, Quebec. In 1979 he established the Moncton, New Brunswick based consumer electronics retailer, Sounds Fantastic Atlantic Limited. As a business leader Tim had a gift for marketing and financial management. He built a strong business that grew and flourished well after his retirement in 1986, which is a legacy to his sound planning and leadership. He was one of the original believers in the United Way and was an active member of the Elks Lodge of Moncton since 1979. As well Tim served with the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1943-1945. Tim is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ivy Anita (née TRUMBLEY) and seven children: Brian (Lynne ARSENEAULT) of Peterborough, Steve of Dieppe, Jeff (Lila DONOVAN) of Moncton, Brad (Sandra THORBURN) of Edmonton, Scott (Jamie PENFOLD) of Moncton, Jan KOSHYLANYK (Terry) of Ancaster and Jill SMITH (Gary) of Riverview. He will be dearly missed by his 17 grandchildren: Kevin, Autumn, Christopher, Patrick, Jessica, Ryan, Alison, Kieran, Nicholas, Regan, Tyler, Wesley, Stephen, Kaileigh, Brandon, Morgan and Talia, as well his 2 great grand_sons Carter and William. He is also survived by his sisters Bernie KELLY of Beaconsfield and Barbara MURPHY (Ted) Uxbridge, and a brother Paul of Ottawa. He was predeceased by brothers Fred and Jim. Visiting hours will be held at Cadman's Funeral Home, 114 Alma Street, Moncton on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 with parish prayers to be held at the funeral home Thursday evening at 8: 30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held from St. Bernard's Catholic Church on Friday October 31 at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Peter McKEE officiating. The interment will take place at Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery, Dieppe. Donations to the memorial of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. The family would like to thank the staff at both the Dr. George L. Dumont Hospital and the Moncton Hospital for the professional and loving care that they provided to Tim, as well to our family over the last few months. There are truly many angels at both our hospitals.

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PENHALLOW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-10-13 published
BENT, Vera Clara (née SEARS)
With her family at her side, Vera died peacefully at the North York Seniors Health Centre, Friday, October 10, 2003 in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Norman Arthur BENT. Devoted mother of Maurice BENT and Margie Penhallow. Loving mother-in-law of Pat BENT. Beloved sister of Margaret and Mable and the late Harry, Art, Ernie, Dorothy and Annie. Dearest Nana of Jacqueline KENNEDY (John,) Stephen BENT (Tara,) Warren BENT (Jody,) Andrea BENT and Tim PENHALLOW. Proud great grandmother of Madison, Lauren, Cameron, Charlotte and Graydon. Special thanks to Carol and to the staff of the 4th Floor at North York Seniors Health Centre for all their loving care and compassion. A private family service will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A. W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Wednesday, October 15. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to North York General Hospital Building Fund, 4001 Leslie Street, Toronto, M2K 1E1.

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PENNELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-02-22 published
PENNELL, Martta (Martha) Aliisa (née HAMLIN)
of Appleby Place, Burlington, passed away peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington, February 19, 2003. Born in Toronto in 1917, she was the daughter of Juho (John) and Emilia (LEHTONEN) HAMALAINEN. Beloved wife of the late H. Allen PENNELL (Royal Canadian Air Force, September 1943). Predeceased by brothers Paul, Martti, Frederick A. (HAMLIN) and sister, Aili (RUGABER). Dearest aunt of Fred and Avalon of Sarnia and the late Carol (HAMLIN) and loving great aunt to Chris, Alisa, Erin, Jennifer and Craig and great-great aunt to Brodie, Curtis and Raeya. Special friend to Midge ELLAWAY, Stoney Creek. Martha was employed for many years at Stelco Inc., Hamilton, in the Salary and Benefits Department. During her more active years, she was a member of the Hamilton Thistle Club and was an avid curler. More recently she was a member of the Ancaster Senior Achievement Centre. She was active for many years with the Volunteer Association of Chedoke McMaster Hospital. Her passion for many years was her cottage on Canning Lake near Minden where she especially remembered her Finnish roots. Her other interests included golf, bridge, and travel. Throughout the years, she visited many interesting and exciting places with tours of Greece and Newfoundland being at the top of her list of favourites. Cremation. Family will receive Friends at the Cresmount Funeral Home, 322 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton, on Wednesday, February 26th from 12-1 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Aunt Martha's family will always cherish her memory. Rest in peace Auntie Martha. We love you as we were loved by you. As an expression of sympathy, Friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Toronto Sick Children's Hospital or charity of your choice.

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PENNEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-10-29 published
Robert Wray STARK
By Randy PENNEY, Wednesday, October 29, 2003 - Page A22
Father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, businessman. Born November 3, 1914, in Sintaluta, Saskatchewan. Died August 7, in Renfrew, Ontario, aged 89.
Every once in a while, someone comes into our lives who truly makes a difference. In my case, and I suspect for many in the town of Renfrew, Ontario, Bob STARK was one of those individuals. He was in so many ways a perfect gentleman.
Bob had many loves in his life. First and foremost, Bob loved his family, starting with his wife, Marjory. They were married for 54 years and enjoyed a wonderful marriage. They were a perfect couple, had the opportunity to travel the world, and truly enjoyed each other.
When it came to his two sons, Murray and Stewart, Bob would say he was lucky. He often said he wasn't sure when it happened but, at some point, the boys stopped being his sons and became his Friends. Bob cherished his time with his sons and looked forward to their phone calls and frequent visits.
When it came to his extended family, Bob would simply smile and say they had taught him so much. This was a huge compliment coming from someone who knew as much as Bob did.
Bob loved his camp at Hurds Lake. He would often say that he could literally feel his blood pressure drop as he began the slow drive along Pucker Street to the lake. Bob cherished the Ottawa Valley.
His second love had to be the town of Renfrew. He came from a generation where, if you possessed a knowledge or skill, it was expected you would give back to your community. In Bob's particular case, his motivation was more personal. Bob's father passed away when Bob was only 12 and Bob would say the community played a large part in his upbringing. The community helped to raise him and he wanted to give back.
He was an honorary member of the Rotary Club, a past president and a Paul Harris Fellow. Bob had a special place in his heart for Camp Merrywood and chaired their fundraising committee.
He served on the board of the Victorian Order of Nurses and St. John's Ambulance. He was a member of the Renfrew Chamber of Commerce. He chaired the finance committee of Trinity St. Andrew's United Church. He was a founding member of the Renfrew Industrial Commission and Renfrew's first industrial commissioner. In 1993, Bob was named Citizen of the Year for the Town of Renfrew.
Bob's greatest love, in the volunteer sector, was his involvement with the Renfrew Victoria Hospital. It was there in the board room where Bob STARK was a natural. His business skill, sense of decency and concern for all employees and physicians shone through. Under his guidance, the hospital has grown from a $7-million corporation in 1990 to a $22-million organization with more than 450 staff and physicians. Through the years, Bob served on all committees at the hospital and was chairman of the board of trustees from 1989 to 1992. Bob was also a past member of the board of directors of the Ontario Hospital Association.
Bob believed passionately that corporate success includes corporate responsibility: to employees, physicians, patients, suppliers, and the community.
Perhaps Bob's greatest achievement at the hospital was his vision to establish the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation. Through this charity, close to $10-million has been raised for equipment and services. Bob was the founding chairman of the foundation and served on its board from 1989 until 2003.
Bob never wavered in his commitment to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in his professional life, his community work and his personal life.
Randy PENNEY is Bob STARK's friend and Chief Executive Officer of the Renfrew Victoria Hospital.

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PENNINGTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-02-26 published
Sunday, February 23, 2003. Ann died in Ajax Hospital of cancer, at age 70. Editor, Writer, Author. She met and made many Friends and co-workers during a long career...and she now wishes them all farewell. Cremation, no services. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to McEachnie Funeral Home (905) 428-8488.

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PENNY o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-06-04 published
Funeral services for Mr. Rick FRANCIS, age 47 years, who died Saturday, May 17, 2003, were held on Tuesday evening in the Blake Funeral Chapel in Thunder Bay, ON, led by Reverend Larry KROKER of Saint Anne's Church. Eulogies were offered by Kevin MAIN, Jaymie PENNY, Paul FRANCIS, Jennifer O'NEIL and Tamara BROWN. Numerous co-workers from the city of Thunder Bay, fellow coaches from minor hockey, neighbors, Friends and family attended the service. Removal was then made to Little Current, for visitation and Funeral Mass in Saint Bernard's Church celebrated by Reverend Bert FOLIOT S.J. on Thursday, May 22, 2003. The readings were proclaimed by Celina McGREGOR, Jennifer KEYS, Raquel KOENIG and PollyAnna McNALLY. Eulogies were offered by Kerry FRANCIS, Raymond FRANCIS, Jenny McGRAW, Paul FRANCIS and Ruthanne FRANCIS. The offertory gifts were presented by Kerry and Brenda FRANCIS. The Soloist was Rosa PITAWANAKWAT- BURK/BURKE accompanied by the organist Thomas NESHIKWE. Services were largely attended by long time Friends, members of Saint Bernard Church, and family. Honourary Pallbearers were Jeff FRANCIS and David LARSON. The Active Pallbearers were Allan ESHKAWKOGAN, Paul FRANCIS Jr., Robert McGRAW Jr., Craig KOENIG, Mike McNALLY and Chris KEYS.

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