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PERCIVAL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-07-26 published
Died This Day -- Lloyd PERCIVAL, 1974
Saturday, July 26, 2003 - Page F10
Physical fitness expert, was born in Toronto on June 13, 1913 successful all-round athlete (Canadian junior tennis finalist, Canadian bantam Golden Gloves boxing champion, and 1936 tour of England with Canadian cricket team); coached hockey and track and field; best remembered for popular Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio Sports College, which had 800,000 students and his Fitness Institute; pioneered many testing and coaching techniques; conditioned such well-known Canadian athletes, as golfer George KNUDSON; received Coronation Medal from Queen Elizabeth.

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PERCIVAL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-10-27 published
William "Bill" BERRY
By Karyn PERCIVAL- BERRY, Monday, October 27, 2003 - Page A16
Husband, father, grandfather, healer. Born March 29, 1933, in Toronto. Died February 23 in Toronto, of cardiac arrest, aged Dad had an unconventional beginning, one of 13 children growing up in Aliston, Ontario He spent many summers working on his grandfather's farm. He learned to ride by unhooking the plow horses, mounting bareback and hanging on for dear life.
Outspoken even as a teenager, he was dismissed from high school when he refused to compromise his word to a school principal. Out in the work force, he drove freight trucks in Northern Ontario and Quebec for several years.
He later joined the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, qualifying as a paratrooper despite his fear of heights. He was also a highly qualified marksman, and rose to the rank of sergeant in the Korean War.
In fact, he rose to that rank twice, after a disagreement with a British officer who insisted on a forced march during the hottest part of the Japanese summer. Dad refused to subject his unit to this unreasonable command, which caused him to be demoted. He was later exonerated, and rank returned. He was later wounded in the left shoulder, and because of his injury he was sent home.
Dad later was employed as a railway fireman, stoking the steam engines typical of 1950s trains with coal. He rose to the level of engineer and kept his fondness for trains throughout his life. When diesels were introduced Dad decided it was time expand his horizons.
He returned to high school, completing three years of work in one year. After graduating, he entered pre-med at the University of Toronto, where he met and made many lifelong Friends, including classmate (and soon to be loving wife), Hillary.
Bill and Hill later had two children, David and Karyn, and Bill joined the staff at Centenary Hospital in eastern Toronto in 1971 and began practising nephrology. It was the start of a long and distinguished relationship with the patients and staff of that hospital, serving three terms as chief of staff and being an advocate for all who worked there. He was a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
He worked hard for his family and took delight in surprising them with expressions of his feelings. When I was about 7, Dad came home from work, and beckoned me into his study. He behaved like a little kid, with a big secret. Pulling out a velvet box from behind his back, he opened it to show a beautiful necklace, the first "nice" jewellery he had been able to afford. He then seriously consulted his seven-year-old, asking: "Do you think Mummy will like this?" I assured him absolutely. He further humoured me by asking me to help wrap the gift. He was so proud to be able to finally give something special to Mom.
Dad's dream was to have a farm of his own, which was fulfilled when the family moved to Sunderland, Ontario, in 1980. True to his unassuming nature, two days after we moved, he quietly arranged delivery of two horses for us, while we were away at a Christmas party. Dad slyly had us go out to the barn to "show us something" and there they were. This was typical of his way, letting his actions speak for him.
Life wasn't always perfect on the farm. On two occasions Dad figured you could just duck under the rail fence while riding the tractor. Unfortunately, both times the tractor ended up in the pond -- requiring him to use his car as a tow truck. Bill loved the Sunderland farm, and the Muskoka cottage, his dogs and horses. Although quiet in his outward affections, his big heart and laugh will be missed by all who knew him.
Dad's passing came quickly and unexpectedly. We didn't have a chance to say goodbye.
Karyn is Bill BERRY's daughter.

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PERDUE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-23 published
PERDUE, Canon Richard Keith
Died at Toronto on May 22nd, 2003 at the age of 94. son of the Reverend R. and Mrs. PERDUE of Walkerton. Graduated from Ridley College, St. Catharines and Trinity College, Toronto. Predeceased by his dear wife Evelyn (BILLESDON) after 59 years of happiness together. Father of Ann K. (MOORE) and Richard R. (Q.C.) and John M., all of Toronto. He will also be missed by Gordon MOORE, son-in-law, Wanda PERDUE, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren Kimberly Ann and John Keith PERDUE, and Suzanne and Jay MOORE. He was the brother of Mrs. M.B. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Port Hope, Mrs. K.N. RISK of Toronto and Mr. H.M. PERDUE of British Columbia. He served parishes at Lakeview, Aurora, St. Matthew's Toronto and St. Matthew's Islington. While posted in Toronto he was long associated with the social service work of the Diocese. He also served in his retirement as an Assistant at St. Nathaniel Episcopal Church in North Port, Florida for 20 years. From 1942 to 1946 he served with the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division. Having landed in Normandy on D-Day, he served in Europe until the end of the war. He was demobilized with the rank of Major. For many years after the war he was Chaplain for the Queen's York Rangers. The service will be held at St. Matthew's Anglican Church, Islington, 3962 Bloor Street West (east of Hwy. 427) on Monday, May 26, 2003 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Huntsville Memorial Hospital Foundation, 354 Muskoka Road 3 North, Huntsville, Ontario P1H 1H7.

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PEREIRA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-22 published
DE CASTRO, Mhairi Angela McLeod (née FENTON- McEUEN)
November 30, 1918 - March 19, 2003 Mhairi lived in Ste-Agathe, Quebec with her parents until she was five, when her mother died. Her uncle and aunt in Scotland, Dr. and Mrs. Stuart McEUEN, took her back with them to St. Andrews, Fife. On the death of her grandfather Dr. HUNTINGTON in St. Andrews, the McEuens returned to Quebec, Montreal, and Lac Ouimet in the Mont Tremlant area. Mhairi was educated in Montreal and Ottawa, where she was a pupil at Elmwood School for a while before finishing her education at a private school in Scotland. She left the United Kingdom at the outbreak of World War 2, but not before having an adventure in France driving ambulances. In 1937 Mhairi accompanied the McEUENs to the Canadian Arctic. Her uncle was conducting research into the health of the Native people in that area. During World War 2 Mhairi spent much of her time helping her aunt, Dolly McEUEN, run the Ajax Club for British sailors in Halifax. Many comforts, and brief holiday respites were made available to the sailors in private homes. As well, the club provided a place to go when they had leave from their duties on board ship. After the war the success of this venture produced enough funds to create fifteen scholarships for young men from the United Kingdom These young men were unable to attend university because of their service in the navy during the war. Now, the McEuen Scholarship would provide them with an opportunity to continue their education at McGill University. The McEUENs knew all these scholars well, meeting them at the dock when they first set foot in Canada. For many of them the McEUEN House became a home away from home. After the war Mhairi lived at 'Ottir', the house the McEUENs built on the side of a mountain overlooking Lac Ouimet, Quebec, until the late sixties when she and her aunt moved to Ottawa. Mhairi married her beloved Henry DE CASTRO in 1976, he died in 1989. Mhairi and her aunt created another scholarship for a Canadian to attend St. Andrews University in Fife, Scotland, and this will continue indefinitely. She cared a lot about these students and loved to hear from them, their progress and successes while at university and afterwards. Mhairi also maintained her interest in the Fraser Highlanders of which she was a member. Mhairi will be remembered for her generosity in providing donations of Canadian artifacts to Government House and to the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, as well as to the Louisburg Fortress and Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Nova Scotia. Over the last years after Alzheimer Disease took away the life she loved, Mhairi has been cared for by Luci PEREIRA, her employee, friend, and loving caregiver, since the seventies. Luci headed the team charged with attending Mhairi, and deserves our thanks and praise for her devotion. Also appreciated is the compassion and nurturing of the nurses, staff, and doctors in the Villa Marguerite. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, 125 Mackay Street, Ottawa, Ontario on Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at 11 a.m. Arrangements in care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, Ottawa. In lieu of flowers we request that you may think of making a donation to the Villa Marguerite or the McEuen Scholarship Foundation.

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PEREZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-31 published
BARR, The Honourable Mr. Justice John Roderick (Rod), Q.C., L.L.D.
Born in Toronto on September 9, 1921, died in St. Catharines, Ontario May 30, 2003. Devoted and loving husband to the late Rhoda Marshall BARR. Predeceased by infant daughter Jane. Dearly loved by his son Peter, daughter Elizabeth and their spouses, Sharon BRODERICK and Stephen PERRY. Adoring grandfather to John BARR and Nicholas, James and Christopher PERRY. Brother and great friend of his sisters, Margaret RHAMEY and the late Isabelle MARSH. As dear as a brother to sisters-in-law, Helen CAUGHEY and Nellie MARSHALL.
Rod was grateful for a full and happy life. He grew up in Hamilton, Ontario and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force at the outset of World War 2. Rod first served as a Flight Instructor in Trenton, Ontario, where he met his future wife Nursing Sister Rhoda MARSHALL. Obtaining the rank of Flight Lieutenant, he served in 426 Squadron as a pilot with Bomber Command at Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire.
At the end of the war, Rod studied law at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1948. At that time, he and Rhoda established their home in St. Catharines where he enjoyed many years practicing civil litigation and where as a trial lawyer he earned the respect of his colleagues. Rod served as a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada and was a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the Advocates Society. He was appointed to the Supreme Court of Ontario, Trial Division in 1983.
Rod received an Honourary Doctorate of Laws from Brock University. He was an active member of the St. Catharines Flying Club and proud member of the St. Catharines Rowing Club. He took up sculling at the age of 52 and participated in Masters Rowing in Canada and the United States.
He supported a large range of charities. No one less fortunate was ever turned away. Rod's insight and kindness was matched only by his wonderful, inimitable sense of humour. Above all, he loved and was loved by his family.
The family is deeply grateful to Dr. R. MacKETT, Dr. F. MacKAY, Dr. J. WRIGHT, Dr. FERNANDES and Dr. W. GOLDBERG, and to gentle caregivers Virgie PEREZ, Marylou and Risa.
''Pray for me, and I will for thee,
that we may merrily meet in heaven.''
The family will receive Friends at the Hulse and English Funeral Home, 75 Church Street, St. Catharines, on Sunday, June 1, from 7-9 p.m. and Monday, June 2, from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 51 Church Street, St. Catharines, on Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at 11 a.m. A service will also be held in St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Amherst Island, on Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at 3 p.m. Interment to follow.
Donations may be made in Rod's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Knox Presbyterian Church.

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PEREZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-07-08 published
VILA, Helen Jeanette
59, died on Sunday, July 6, 2003, at her home in Scotch Hill, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, she was a daughter of the late Alan P. VILA and Jeanette (McVICAR) VILA. Helen attended schools in Chippawa, Ontario, and Baldwin, New York, where she excelled in sports and music. She graduated with Honours in English from McGill University and with a master teacher certificate from the Ontario College of Education at the University of Toronto. For several years, Helen taught English at Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute and film arts at Sheridan College in Toronto. Later, she and her late companion Trini PEREZ had a home craft business in woodworking and jewelry in Stoney Creek, Ontario, which they continued in Pictou. In recent years, Helen sang in the Hosannah Gospel Choir at the United Church of Canada, Lyons Brook, served as a volunteer at the Maritime Odd Fellows home, and worked at the job placement center and the library. She is survived by her sisters and brothers, Mary SHAW and her husband Robert of Palo Alto, California; John VILA and his partner Terry BISHOP of Guttenberg, New Jersey; James VILA and his wife Tanya of Tilton, New Hampshire; Elizabeth ROGAN and her husband Edward of Glastonbury, Connecticut; and Anne VILA and her husband Steven JACOBS of Needham, Massachusetts; and by five nieces -- Catherine VILA, Carolyn ROGAN, Jenny ROGAN, Julia JACOBS, and Anne ROGAN; four nephews -- Mark SHAW, Andrew SHAW, Jonathan SHAW and Daniel JACOBS; four grandnieces -- Jessica, Kaeli, Alissa and Zoë; one grandnephew -- Max; and two stepnieces -- Tracy MESSINGER and Kerri PACHOMOW. Helen will be dearly missed by her companion, Margaret MacCULLOCH, who cared for her during her long illness. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 11, at the McLaren Funeral Home, 246 Faulkland Street, Pictou. The funeral will be held at the United Church in Lyons Brook at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 12, Mary MacDERMID officiating. Interment at the Scotch Hill Cemetery will be followed by a reception at the church hall. Her family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society -- Nova Scotia Division, the Humane Society of Canada, or to Palliative Care of the Aberdeen Hospital.

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PERIGO o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-11-26 published
Howard Kenneth HOLMES
In loving memory of Howard Kenneth HOLMES who died unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at the age 72 years.
Beloved husband of Joyce (née VINEY.) Loved father of Bonny and husband Douglas KILGOUR of Fort McMurray, Kenneth and wife Evelina of Longlac, Joe and wife Joyce of Bidwell Rd., Manitowaning, Diana HOLMES and friend Williard PYETTE of Tehkummah, Sharon and Robert Case of the Slash, and predeceased by son Douglas (1957). Cherished grandfather of Allison KILGOUR and friend Jason, Heather and husband Gopal BRUGALETTE, Kenny HOLMES and friend Sarah, Crystal and husband Rob PERIGO, Nick HOLMES and friend Melanie, Pam SHEAN, Pat SHEAN, Scott CASE, Brock CASE. Forever remembered by four great grandchildren Jazzlynn, Taylor, Faith and Nikaila. Will be missed by brother Clarence and wife Guelda of Mitchell and sister Dorothy and husband Gordon GERMAN of Crossfield, Alberta and in-laws Harry VINEY of Gore Bay, Charlie (wife Lillian predeceased) VINEY of Wikwemikong Manor, Glenn and wife Margaret VINEY of Kinmount, Gladys (predeceased) and husband Harry JAGGARD of Manitowaning. Predeceased by Grace and husband Carmen HUNTER, Ruth and husband Bill and Loretta and husband Neil McGILLIS. Visitation was held on Thursday, November 20. Funeral service was held on Friday, November 21, 2003 all at Island Funeral Home. Burial in Hilly Grove Cemetery.

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PERKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-05 published
Marilyn Irma PERKINS
By Marian R. HOOD Wednesday, March 5, 2003 - Page A18
Conductor, teacher, pianist, organizer, vocal coach. Born March 25, 1933, in Toronto. Died January 2 in Calgary, of liver cancer, aged 69.
Two opera conductors, a homeless man, a pediatrician, a psychologist, a teacher, a refugee, a dentist: Marilyn PERKINS influenced each of these people.
The habit of helping others showed itself early in a letter Marilyn wrote to Santa Claus when she was eight years old. She requested a doll for herself and a teddy bear for her baby brother.
As she grew older, Marilyn continued to consider others' needs. Marilyn's younger brother didn't like to get out of a warm bed so, when it was cold, it was hard to get him up in the morning. Knowing this, Marilyn got up first and draped his underwear over a chair near the heater.
Marilyn's generosity with time, attention and money extended to family, Friends, students and acquaintances. She bought coffee, blue jeans, runners and bus tickets for street people. If someone needed a car, Marilyn lent hers. Marilyn once bought a piano for a student whose family could not afford one. When Friends needed money, Marilyn lent it.
When the city of Calgary could no longer fund a program that matched needy families with donors of Christmas hampers, Marilyn stepped in. She ran the Adopt-a-Family program out of Scarboro United Church, and for 13 years found the necessary donors and volunteers. It was difficult to say "No" to Marilyn. So great was her capacity to organize and inspire that the program floundered in 2002 when liver cancer prevented Marilyn from running it.
Although many people knew Marilyn through her charity work, many more knew her as a conductor, teacher and vocal coach. In June of 2002, Marilyn was made a Member of the Order of Canada, for "her legacy of excellence in music in Alberta."
On the sunny evening of Marilyn's investiture, people lined up for blocks an hour before the ceremony waiting to be ushered to a seat in Scarboro United Church, where Marilyn served as choir director for 44 years. Former students, now greying at the temples, embraced each other and told stories about Marilyn as a teacher.
Finding boys interested in choral music was always a bit of a challenge. When the school needed someone to drive football and basketball players to games, Marilyn earned her bus licence. Suddenly football and basketball players began showing up in Marilyn's choral-music classes.
One boy, who came to the choral class via the band and the football field, went on to become the general director of the Calgary Opera.
Marilyn never backed away from challenges. A friend recalls her striding into the school staff room, in the days when it wasn't polite to talk about a woman's age, and announcing, "Forty's not so bad."
She met life head on and always found the things about it that were "not so bad."
Even during her final illness, she saw having cancer as not all bad. It brought her closer to her Friends. She had time to say goodbye and to learn from many people what a difference she had made in their lives. She retained her sense of humour and her ability to care for others.
Her bedside became, for some, a place of stillness in their hurried lives.
As her illness claimed more and more of her independence, Marilyn's close Friends drew up a schedule so that someone was always with her.
Marilyn summed up life with the words, "In the end, all that matters is kindness."
As she brought kindness to the world one person at a time, so kindness came back to her one person at a time.
Marian R. HOOD is a former student and friend of Marilyn PERKINS.

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PERREIRA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-11-27 published
Self-inflicted wound kills man who shot housemate
A man who police say shot a woman he was living with and then turned the gun on himself died in hospital yesterday.
Pauline MATTIS, 50, was shot in the face on Tuesday at the business she and Frank PERREIRA owned. She remains in hospital.
Mr. PERREIRA was found shot in the head with a handgun beside him.
CFTO news reported last night that Mr. PERREIRA was living with four women at the same time.
"He wasn't coming home. He never spent 24 hours with me. He always had big plans, big lies. He's on the road... this business trip or that business trip," said Carol LABAS.
She said she met Mr. PERREIRA on an Internet dating service and that he owed her $87,000.
John LANCASTER, CFTO News
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PERREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-21 published
BLYTH, Reverend Patricia (née WILLIAMS) M.A. (Oxon)
Born January 10, 1916, Reigate, England; died, after a long and impressive life - as war bride, army wife, teacher, headmistress, diplomatic spouse, priest, chaplain, volunteer - in Ottawa on May 20, 2003, with her children at her side. Dearly beloved wife of the late David Wilson BLYTH. Much loved and loving mother of Susan PERREN, Sally BLYTH (Alan BULL,) Carol FINLAY (Bryan,) Molly BLYTH (John MILLOY,) Jane O'BRIAN (Geoffrey) and Sam (Rosemary PHELAN.) Loving grandmother to Max (Sarah,) Bianca and Henry Emily (Brian) and Megan; Molly (Sam) and Charles; Michael-John, Bridget, Jeremy and Clare; Patrick and Katie; Frannie and Maddie great-grandmother to Quinn and Rachel. Mourned by her many Friends and colleagues, including those at Rideau Place, Island Lodge and St. Bartholomew's Church. A celebration of her life with Holy Eucharist will take place at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, 125 MacKay Street, Ottawa, Friday, May 23, 2003 at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Primate's World Relief Development Fund, 600 Jarvis Street, Toronto M4Y 2J6 (or through www.pwrdf.org). Funeral arrangements with the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, Ottawa 613-233-1143 Condolences/donations at: mcgarryfamily.ca

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PERRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-08 published
JOHNSON, Frances Joan
Joan JOHNSON (née WATTS,) whose gentle spirit moved all who knew her, passed away peacefully at the Northumberland Health Care Centre in Cobourg, Ontario on Thursday, March 6, 2003. She was 77 years of age. Joan was the cherished wife of the late Dr. Robert (Bob) Herbert JOHNSON; loving mother of Susan, Wendy, Gordon, and Douglas; dear sister of Audrey DALGLISH and the late Barbara PERRY; and beloved aunt of her nieces and nephews. Joan will be sadly missed and her memory will be honoured by her sons-in-law Larry and David and by her daughters-in-law Wendy and Melyssa. Her grandchildren, Katie, Andrew, and Molly, will hold memories of their 'Noanie' close to their hearts. Joan lived her life with unfailing strength and dignity and with quiet good humour. She served her country in the Canadian Navy during World War 2, achieving the rank of Sub Lieutenant. After she left the Navy, she studied nursing at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children School for Nurses, graduating in 1950. It was at the School for Nurses that she met her future husband, Bob, a pediatrician at the Hospital for Sick Children. Bob and Joan were married in 1953. Following a year in Boston furthering their respective careers in medicine, they moved back to Canada, settling in Mississauga. Bob and Joan lived there for 25 years, raising their children Sue, Wendy, Gord and Doug. Joan was truly a Canadian pioneer. She achieved her private pilot's license in her 40s and was an expert canoeist, which was evident to anyone who visited her and Bob at their treasured cottage in Georgian Bay. She often carved paddles for herself and for members of her family and in her 70s, built a cedar strip canoe which she paddled in and around the waters of the Bayfield-Nares Inlet. Joan was also creative and talented, producing whimsical stuffed animals for her children and grandchildren and entertaining family and Friends with her all-too-infrequent performances on the piano. During her last few years, Joan was cared for by her daughter Wendy. Wendy's selfless compassion was deeply appreciated by Joan and her family. A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity United Church (Corner of Chapel Street and Division Street in Cobourg), on Saturday, March 15th at 11 a.m. Those wishing may make a memorial contribution by cheque to the Northumberland Health Care Foundation. Arrangements by MacCoubrey Funeral Home  Cobourg (905) 372-5132 Condolences received at maccoubrey@sympatico.ca.

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PERRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-09 published
He was a daredevil footballer in the days of leather helmets
By Tom HAWTHORN Special to The Globe and Mail Friday, May 9, 2003 - Page R11
Norris LINDSAY, a teammate of Ormond BEACH and Bummer STIRLING on the storied Sarnia Imperials football team, has died in Petrolia, Ontario He was 94.
At 6-foot-3, 220-pounds, he was a big man in the era of leather helmets and earned a reputation for his flying tackles, a daredevil play that has long since fallen out of favour. In lieu of salary as a two-way player, Mr. LINDSAY and his teammates were guaranteed jobs with Canadian Oil Companies Ltd.
Mr. LINDSAY helped the Imperials win the Ontario Rugby Football Union champioship in 1933 and 1934 over Balmy Beach, St. Michael's College and the Hamilton Tigers.
In 1933, the Imperials played host to the 1933 Grey Cup championship against the Toronto Argonauts. Despite his regular-season contributions, coach Pat OUELLETTE did not have Mr. LINDSAY suit up for the big game, which was won 4-3 by Toronto in the lowest-scoring Grey Cup ever played.
Mr. LINDSAY was frustrated again the following year, when coach Art MASSUCCI did not place him on the Imperials' roster for the Grey Cup final. Sarnia defeated the Regina Roughriders 20-12 at Toronto. Among Mr. LINDSAY's teammates wearing the three-starred sweater of the Imperials were Mr. BEACH, a sensational halfback kicker Hugh (Bummer) STIRLING of Saint Thomas, Ontario; rugged snapper Boob MOLLOY; and, the speedy Norm PERRY, known as The Galloping Ghost.
Mr. LINDSAY, who was born in Tupperville, Ontario, near Chatham in southwestern Ontario, was also a gifted golfer who entered the 1940 Canadian Open. "He told me his first shot went out of bounds, said Pat SUTHERLAND, a friend. "By the time he was done, he had shot an 11 on the first hole."
Mr. LINDSAY, an amateur, shot an embarrassing 93 on the par-71 course, following with a 90. The tournament was won in a playoff by the legendary American golfer Sam SNEAD. Shortly after, Mr. LINDSAY joined the merchant marine and was a radio operator during the Second World War. In peacetime, he took over the Blue Bay Lodge near Huntsville, Ontario, which he operated until 1963.
Mr. LINDSAY golfed until late in life. When his local club opened a new clubhouse, he rented the old one and made it his home. He died on March 11 at the Lambton Meadowview Villa in Petrolia, 10 days after marking his 94th birthday. He was predeceased by his wife, Bette, who died in 1965.

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PERRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-31 published
BARR, The Honourable Mr. Justice John Roderick (Rod), Q.C., L.L.D.
Born in Toronto on September 9, 1921, died in St. Catharines, Ontario May 30, 2003. Devoted and loving husband to the late Rhoda Marshall BARR. Predeceased by infant daughter Jane. Dearly loved by his son Peter, daughter Elizabeth and their spouses, Sharon BRODERICK and Stephen PERRY. Adoring grandfather to John BARR and Nicholas, James and Christopher PERRY. Brother and great friend of his sisters, Margaret RHAMEY and the late Isabelle MARSH. As dear as a brother to sisters-in-law, Helen CAUGHEY and Nellie MARSHALL.
Rod was grateful for a full and happy life. He grew up in Hamilton, Ontario and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force at the outset of World War 2. Rod first served as a Flight Instructor in Trenton, Ontario, where he met his future wife Nursing Sister Rhoda MARSHALL. Obtaining the rank of Flight Lieutenant, he served in 426 Squadron as a pilot with Bomber Command at Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire.
At the end of the war, Rod studied law at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1948. At that time, he and Rhoda established their home in St. Catharines where he enjoyed many years practicing civil litigation and where as a trial lawyer he earned the respect of his colleagues. Rod served as a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada and was a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the Advocates Society. He was appointed to the Supreme Court of Ontario, Trial Division in 1983.
Rod received an Honourary Doctorate of Laws from Brock University. He was an active member of the St. Catharines Flying Club and proud member of the St. Catharines Rowing Club. He took up sculling at the age of 52 and participated in Masters Rowing in Canada and the United States.
He supported a large range of charities. No one less fortunate was ever turned away. Rod's insight and kindness was matched only by his wonderful, inimitable sense of humour. Above all, he loved and was loved by his family.
The family is deeply grateful to Dr. R. MacKETT, Dr. F. MacKAY, Dr. J. WRIGHT, Dr. FERNANDES and Dr. W. GOLDBERG, and to gentle caregivers Virgie PEREZ, Marylou and Risa.
''Pray for me, and I will for thee,
that we may merrily meet in heaven.''
The family will receive Friends at the Hulse and English Funeral Home, 75 Church Street, St. Catharines, on Sunday, June 1, from 7-9 p.m. and Monday, June 2, from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 51 Church Street, St. Catharines, on Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at 11 a.m. A service will also be held in St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Amherst Island, on Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at 3 p.m. Interment to follow.
Donations may be made in Rod's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Knox Presbyterian Church.

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PERRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-06-10 published
FELICIANT, Peggy Penelope (formerly PERRY, née KNOWLES) 1926 Died early Monday morning, June 9, 2003, in Toronto, peacefully with her family. Beloved wife of the late David FELICIANT, she will be lovingly remembered by her sons Douglas PERRY (Lesley) and Stephen PERRY, her stepson David FELICIANT, her sisters Patricia ATKINSON (Ted) and Barbara GABRIEL (Fred,) her nephews Gary ATKINSON (Susan,) Gregory ATKINSON (Sharon,) Tim ATKINSON (Linda) and Andrew GABRIEL (Holly,) and her niece Carol GABRIEL. Peggy was a graduate in nursing of McGill University, and for many years was a public health nurse with the Borough of Etobicoke. Visitation will be held at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto (2 stoplights west of Yonge Street), from 7 - 9 p.m. on Tuesday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, June 11, at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Private interment will take place at Cataraqui Cemetery, in Kingston, on Thursday. For those who wish, donations may be made in Peggy's memory to the Alzheimer's Society of Toronto.

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PERRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-06-28 published
Maureen Elizabeth PEERS
Maureen Elizabeth PEERS, beloved wife of Angelo Zaccheo, passed away peacefully at her home in Toronto on Thursday, June 26, 2003, after a courageous battle with brain cancer, one day short of her 57th birthday. Predeceased by her parents, Maurice and Lillian (ARMSTRONG,) she will be missed by her stepdaughter Kathleen, brother Glenn (Katherine), niece Caroline, nephews Glenn, Matthew and Andrew, sisters-in-law Margaret CURTO (David) and Mary STEELE (Patrick), nephews David and Steven, and nieces Alicia and Jena. She also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins and wonderful, caring Friends. As a passionate and dedicated teacher, Maureen influenced and inspired her students to achievement. She will be remembered as a loyal friend, a devoted daughter and sister, and a loving and much loved spouse. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel of Bishop Strachan School, 298 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, on Thursday, July 3rd at 6: 30 p.m., followed by a reception. Parking is available from Russell Hill Road entrance. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sunnybrook and Women's Foundation, c/o Dr. James PERRY, C.N.S. Oncology Site, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto M4N 3M5, would be greatly appreciated. May you always walk in sunshine, And God's love around you flow, For the happiness you gave us, No one will ever know. It broke our hearts to lose you, The day God called you home. A million times we've needed you. A million times we've cried. If love could have saved you, You never would have died.

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PERRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-07-25 published
DENURE, Frederick Calvin
Died July 22, 2003, age 70, in Lindsay, Ontario, his home since Fred DENURE was a remarkable, generous friend to many and a devoted husband of forty-six years to his one and only Dorothy Ann. His drive, energy and sense of humour will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially his children Raymond, Steven and Susan. His nine grandchildren have lost a bright spark in their lives
a grandfather whose support and inspiring curiosity showed them that the world is what you make of it.
Fred, founder of DeNure Tours and numerous other business ventures, was an intrepid, inquisitive traveler who always had his eye open for an opportunity or an interesting conversation. Travel was a vocation, but his greatest pleasure was trips taken with his family and good Friends.
The family would like to thank Doctors READY, PERRY, MOULTON and DAVY and the staff at Sunnybrook and St. Michael's Hospital. A very special thanks to the second floor medical south nurses at the Ross Memorial Hospital who ensured that Fred was well looked after in his final days.
A service in celebration of Fred's life will be held at 2 p.m. at Cambridge Street United Church on July 29, 2003 in Lindsay.
Donations in Fred's honour can be made to the Palliative Care Unit at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay.
Arrangements entrusted to Mackey Funeral Home, Lindsay 705-328-2721.

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PERRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-12 published
'Galloping Ghost' of Canadian football made five halls of fame
By Randy RAY, Special to The Globe and Mail Friday, December 12, 2003 - Page R17
Ottawa -- If Gordon PERRY had one regret following his illustrious career in Canadian sports, it's that he never competed as a sprinter in the Olympics.
A glance at the Moncton native's résumé clearly shows why he never ran for Canada at the Games: He didn't have time.
Mr. PERRY, who died in Ottawa on September 18 at the age of 100, competed successfully in seven sports. His extraordinary feats earned him a place in five Canadian sports halls of fame: Canadian Football Hall of Fame, Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, Quebec Sports Hall of Fame, New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame and Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame.
Friends and colleagues have compared him to Canada's Lionel CONACHER, who played hockey and football, and American Deion SANDERS who was both a baseball and football player. Mr. PERRY, however, excelled in football, baseball, hockey, boxing, track and field, curling and swimming.
As a kid, "all he ever wanted to do was play sports," says his son Gordon PERRY Jr. of Ottawa. "It seemed like he always had a baseball glove on his hand or skates on his feet. And he could run like a deer." Born of Welsh ancestry in Moncton on March 18, 1903, Mr. PERRY went to school in Moncton and Quebec City. His father Harry, was a composer and musician who played the organ at a church in Quebec City.
Mr. PERRY, who began his working career in banking and stocks in Carleton Place, Ontario, boxed as an amateur in Quebec City and was a goaltender in the Bankers' Hockey League, a highly competitive loop in the 1920s and '30s that played at the Montreal Forum. As a sprinter, Mr. PERRY posted times of 10 seconds and under for 100 yards.
But he's best known for his role as captain of the undefeated Montreal Amateur Athletic Association Winged Wheelers that beat the Regina Roughriders 22-0 in the 1931 Grey Cup game. Small and quick, and standing at just at five foot eight and 165 pounds, PERRY was nicknamed the "Galloping Ghost" because of his elusiveness.
He was a four-time Eastern all-star in the Canadian Rugby Union, precursor to today's Canadian Football League. In 1931, he won the Jeff Russel Trophy as the player who best combined athletic ability with sportsmanship. Sir Edward BEATTY, president of the Canadian Pacific Rail, awarded PERRY the trophy, which earned him $200 on top of his football salary of $1,200.
From 1928 to 1934, the Wheelers squad was built around Mr. PERRY.
"I played both ways," he told The Ottawa Citizen on the eve of his 100th birthday. "I didn't often sit down, that's for sure." He once told the Montreal Gazette the secret to his success against bigger men was that "You can run like hell when you're scared." There was one time, however, when Mr. PERRY couldn't run fast enough.
"He was playing in Montreal against Ottawa and he laughed at a lineman," recalls his son. "When the teams came back here [Ottawa], the guy caught up with my dad and he was carried off the field with three broken ribs. He did not always get away." Mr. PERRY often said baseball was his favourite sport, a game he played with grace and skill. He was invited as a young teen to go to Boston to play but his father would not let him leave Moncton. Later, as a centre-fielder in Montreal, he helped his Atwater Baseball League team win five championships in seven seasons.
After retiring from football in 1934, Mr. PERRY, took up curling. After settling down in Ottawa in 1941, he won curling's Royal Jubilee Trophy in 1953 and 1956. At age 60, he scored a rare eight-ender while competing in a provincial event, says his son, who is president of the Ottawa Curling Club, which for 42 years has run a spring bonspiel in his father's name.
In Ottawa, he worked in several positions with the Bank of Canada. When he retired in the early 1970s, he was involved in the printing and distribution of Canada Savings Bonds -- ironically, working alongside Ron STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, who was once a fleet-footed running back with the Ottawa Rough Riders.
Mr. PERRY continued to curl until he was 90 and played his last round of golf at 98. At 100, the honours continued to pour in. In the 1903 Canadian Football League season, Mr. PERRY was named honorary captain of the Montreal Alouettes.
Mr. PERRY and his first wife, Jay KEITH, had three children, Gord Jr., Pat and Lynn. His second wife was Betty THOMAS. Ms. KEITH and Ms. THOMAS died in their 60s; at age 91, Mr. PERRY married Muriel TAGGART, then a 72-year-old widow. He leaves his wife and three children.

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PERSAUD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-01-28 published
Hilda PERSAUD
By Carrol VERASAMY and Jennifer CHAITON Tuesday, January 28, 2003, Page A20
Mother, wife, businesswoman, survivor. Born July 3, 1931, in Guyana. Died May 4, 2002, of esophageal cancer, in Toronto, aged Hilda was the ultimate survivor. Born to hardworking parents, our mom was orphaned at 3 and drifted from one relative to another over the years, doing housework and working in rice fields for pennies a day. She watched with envy as other girls went off to school and enjoyed a normal childhood. For her, school was just a dream.
She grew up and married a handsome accountant, our dad Joe, and they had 10 children, the youngest a set of twins. She wanted to provide us with everything she lacked as a child, and our education was her top priority. There never seemed to be enough money to go around, yet mom always found the money for our textbooks and tuition fees. At night she would hand-wash our school uniforms, white socks, and sneakers, and hang them under light bulbs to dry, so we could have clean uniforms to wear every morning. Although these years were difficult, mom remembered them as the best years of her life.
After dad retired, they bought a struggling hotel-and-restaurant business, but it barely kept the family afloat.
In 1971, mom faced her biggest challenge when dad died suddenly, leaving no savings or life insurance. She was left on her own, with 10 children to raise. Well-meaning relatives offered to take some of the children, but mom adamantly refused to split up her family. Her survival instinct went into high gear and she found within herself incredible strength and wisdom that even she hadn't known she possessed. She built up a struggling hotel business, and despite her inexperience and lack of education, it became a thriving success within a short time. She became financially independent and was able to build a big house in the country; we lived there comfortably.
In 1974, one of mom's beloved twins, Donna, died tragically in a car accident. Mom survived this as she had the many previous adversities in her life: with extraordinary strength and spirit.
In 1982, the family emigrated to Canada to begin a new life. It was an enormous adjustment as mom was past 50, but she worked as a day-care provider, and finally got the chance to attend school, fulfilling her childhood dream. This wasn't easy for her but she refused to quit, and her perseverance paid off. What an accomplishment it was for mom to finally be able to read her beloved Bible! She was thrilled when she could write her own letters and cards to her grandkids. She began volunteer work at Warden Woods Community Centre, Bendale Nursing Home, and Agincourt Pentecostal Church. She was always willing to help anyone in need. Even when her health started to deteriorate, she refused to slow down.
Mom took great pride in watching her children grow into successful adults. She became a grandmother of 22 and great-grandmother of six. Her happiest times were with her family, and she eagerly looked forward to our large family gatherings. When she turned 70, in July, 2001, we held a big birthday party in her honour. That night, mom was the happiest we had ever seen her.
Just three months later came the devastating diagnosis of cancer. Although in great pain, mom remained optimistic to the very end, her faith in God never wavering. She believed that God was going to cure her as she had so much work left to do! But God had other plans. After a heroic battle, she died on a crisp spring morning, all her children at her bedside, a peaceful look on her face.
Mom will always be remembered for her fierce independence, determination, and courage: a phenomenal matriarch.
Carrol and Jennifer are Hilda's daughters.
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Friday, January 31, 2003, Page R15
John Beverley ROBINSON, 1863
Lawyer, Family Compact leader, born on July 26, 1791, in Berthier, Quebec; Attorney-General of Upper Canada and later Chief Justice stalwart of the Family Compact that ruled the colony; favoured imperial unity against "pernicious American influences"; died in Toronto.

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