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PORTER o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-11-19 published
Jason Keith Alexander SMITH, March 28, 1976 to November 7, 2003. Began his journey home on November 7, 2003 where he will be met by his "Ma" Darlene SMITH, grandpa "Chubby" SMITH, his "Zhi Zhe" Ed Thompson (Zhish), Uncle Ronnie, Tanya, Eric as well as many other family and Friends.
Those of us to carry on his gifts and memory are his parents Kari and John AGUONIA, Richard PORTER, Peggy LOGAN. Proud brother of Boshk, Dawniss, Dawyne, Rick, Martina, Corrina, Bettina and Georgina. Loving nephew of Wanda (Nana), Scott (Lilianne), Cindy (Tony), Brock, Ves, Norman (Louise), Auntie Bea, Francis (Viola), Lawrence (Susan), Auntie George, Eddie, Brenda, Kenny, JoAnne, Jeanne, Carolyn, Jesse, ad Ronnie and special nephew to Eva Proter. Grandson to Arthur PORTER, Joyce PORTER, Dorise HENHAWK. Fondly remembered by his many "cuzsins", nieces, nephews and many, many Friends.
Wake: Ceremony and drumming at Sheguiandah First Nation Community Centre on Monday November 10, 2003 and Tuesday November 11, 2003. Feast was held Tuesday, November 11, 2003. Second wake was held at "Ma" SMITH's. 1074 Sour Springs Road, Six Nations, Ontario on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 and Thursday, November 13, 2003. Burial was held Friday, November 14, 2003 at Saint Paul Anglican Church, sour Springs Road, Six Nations, Ontario. Feast followed at Six Nations Community Centre, Ohsweken, Ontario.

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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-22 published
J. Grant MAXWELL
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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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-06-19 published
GRAY/GREY, The Honourable Wesley Gibson, B.A., LL.B., LL.D., Q.C. (Lieutenant (N) Royal Canadian Navy, Justice, Supreme Court of Ontario; Treasurer and C.E.O., The Law Society of Upper Canada original Smoke Lake Lease Holder)
Died peacefully, At Toronto, on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 after a short illness. Gibson, beloved husband of Nancy BURTON for 60 years. Dear father of Patsy (Tim PORTER,) Katy WAUGH (Ralph EIBNER,) and Barbara (Dudleigh COYLE.) Loving Grandpa of Suzanna and Rosalind PORTER; Maggie WELT (Bruno) and Emily WAUGH; Nancy, David and Patrick COYLE. He will be sadly missed by his sister Estelle CUNNINGHAM and her family. Special thanks to the medical team at St. Michael's Hospital who took such good care of him. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A. W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, June 20th, Service at Rosedale United Church, 159 Roxborough Drive (M4W 1X7), on Saturday, June 21st at 11 o'clock. Interment at Saint John's Norway Cemetery on Monday, June 23rd at 10 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Michael's Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto M5B 1W8, or Rosedale United Church.

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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-12 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Irene Florence Patricia (née PORTER)
Peacefully, at Toronto East General Hospital, on Wednesday, December 10, 2003, after a 9-month struggle with heart and stroke problems, our dear Irene passed away to be reunited in the next with her beloved husband, John. Remarkably, she died exactly 97 years after her birth on December 10, 1906 in the town of Trillich, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, the last of 12 children of William and Maria PORTER. Very much loved and loving wife of the late Dr. John STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and mother of Dr. Donald (Peggy) and Dr. Barclay (Suzanne) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Devoted Granny of Ian (Heather,) Paul, Don, Brenda, Sandra (Dave BUTLER), Jill (Wally MacKAY) and Great-Granny of Nicholas and Jamie. Cherished sister of Mina, Bill, Vida, Paul, Daisy, May, Helen, Jack and Hattie. The family will receive Friends at the Saint John's Anglican Church York Mills, 19 Don Ridge Drive, one hour prior to the service which will be held on Tuesday, December 16th at 2 o'clock. Interment in the churchyard followed by a reception at the church. If desired, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Pilot Place Society (416-368-5823), the Schizophrenia Society of Canada (905-415-2007), the British Columbia Transplant Society (604-877-2240), or the charity of your choice.

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