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SIMBIRSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-04-07 published
NAUSS, Hazen ''Bill''
Died peacefully at home, on Saturday, April 5, 2003, after a lengthy bout with Parkinson's. Beloved husband of Elinor (nee ROSS) of 64 years. Loving father of Janet BIBERDORF (Donald,) John (Esperanza), Katherine SIMBIRSKI (Dennis) and Robert. Cherished grandfather of Ann (Tim), Lynn (Kenneth), Michlyn, Mark and Spencer (Heather) and great-grandfather of Nolon. Bill will be lovingly remembered by brother-in-law John ROSS and his wife Romayne, other family and many Friends. Bill was a retired employee of Falconbridge Ltd., a longtime member of All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church as well as the Kiwanis Club of Islington. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Avenues), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. Funeral Service will be held at All Saints Kinsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor Street West, Etobicoke (northeast corner of Bloor and Prince Edward), on Wednesday, April 9, 2003 at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, memorials to All Saints Building Campaign or the Parkinson Society would be appreciated.

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SIMCHOVITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-10-29 published
A champion of Canadian textile workers
By Barbara SILVERSTEIN, Special to The Globe and Mail Wednesday, October 29, 2003 - Page R5
A pioneer in the labour movement within Toronto's once-vibrant garment industry and an early advocate of basic social-welfare programs has died at the age of 105.
As a union activist, William (Velvl) KATZ survived blacklisting in the 1920s to establish the embroidery local of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union and later went on to co-found the Labour League, a Jewish radical left-wing mutual-benefit society that later evolved into the United Jewish People's Order.
"He was a man of integrity, intelligence and idealism," said his daughter Ida ABRAMS. "He held... an exacting moral standard. If he gave his word, he meant it."
Mr. KATZ, who died in April of heart failure, was born in 1897 in a small Polish town just north of Krakow. He and his three younger siblings were raised in the sheltered communal life of Hasidism, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect. Mr. KATZ studied at a religious school and later apprenticed as a cobbler and had almost no exposure to the secular world until 1918, when he fled to Germany to avoid military conscription. In 1997, he told the Canadian Jewish News that his life changed dramatically. In Poland, the only books were religious, he said. "Suddenly there were books on every subject imaginable."
By all accounts, Mr. KATZ became caught up in the intellectual fervour ignited by the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. "He thought communism would bring an end to anti-Semitism and all other forms of discrimination and injustice," said Ida ABRAMS. "He believed the revolution was just around the corner."
In 1920, a cousin who was suddenly unable to travel offered Mr. KATZ a free boat ticket and he arrived in Toronto with the address of the relatives of a German friend. Mr. KATZ became their paying boarder. In the course of his stay, he courted their daughter Bluma and married her in 1922. Two years later, he brought his brother Ben and then his sisters Lil and Eva to Canada. Similar efforts to bring his half-sister Esther failed and she did not survive the Holocaust.
Around that time, Mr. KATZ quit shoemaking and turned to the garment industry where he took up union organizing. Eventually, his reputation as a "lefty" alienated bosses and by 1924 he was unemployed. Ida ABRAMS recalls vivid memories of May Day parades she attended with her father. "People marched with banners and flags and sang union songs. There was always the threatening presence of policemen on horseback."
His job problems ended in 1930 when Mr. KATZ became a partner in a modest embroidery shop on Adelaide Street. Although he was an employer himself, he continued to support the efforts of the labour unions. In those years, Mr. KATZ campaigned for basic social-welfare programs -- such as old-age pensions and unemployment insurance -- through the Labour League Mutual Benefit Society, a Jewish radical socialist organization he co-founded in 1926.
Mr. KATZ had initially belonged to the Workmen's Circle, an established left-wing Jewish proletariat benefit society but in the mid-20s it ruptured over ideological differences. Mr. KATZ was among a radical group that broke away to establish the Labour League which, in later years, even ran political candidates. In 1945, the league was renamed the United Jewish People's Order.
In its formative years, the Labour League established several cultural institutions that still exist today: the Morris Winchevsky School, the Toronto Jewish Folk Choir (formerly the Freedom Singing Society), and Camp Naivelt, a collective of 90 cottages near Brampton, Ontario The camp was a popular venue for folksingers Pete SEEGER and Phil OCHS performed there -- and it was where the Canadian folk group The Travellers got its start.
United Jewish People's Order flourished until 1956, when Mr. KATZ learned of the atrocities of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and disenchantment set in. Instead, he supported institutions in Israel, and the preservation of Yiddish culture. Through this he became Friends with Canadian Yiddish poet Simcha SIMCHOVITCH, whose latest book Toward Eternity: Collected Poems, is dedicated to Mr. KATZ.
Mr. KATZ, whose wife died in 1972, leaves his daughter Ida ABRAMS and his sister Eva GANTMAN.

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SIMKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-26 published
BARR, Robert Matthew (October 15, 1918 - May 23, 2003)
Bob died peacefully at the Southlake Regional Health Centre on May 23, 2003, surrounded by his family. Predeceased by his loving wife of over 50 years, Christine Philp BARR; he will be lovingly remembered and missed by his five children and their spouses: Brian (and Joan) BARR of Toronto, Janice FOX (and Bill HOWLETT) of Toronto, Brenda TOOMBS- ERNST (and Bob ERNST) of Newmarket, Colleen McCONNELL (and Sam FUNK) of Pt. St. Lucie, Florida, and Robert (and Dawn SIMKIN) BARR of Barrie. Treasured by his grandchildren: Patty (and Graham) ASCOUGH of Brisbane, Australia, Michael (and Andra) BARR of Toronto, Jeffrey FOX of Toronto, James FOX of Toronto, Matthew (and Brandy) McCONNELL of Pt. St. Lucie, Florida, Christine McCONNELL of Tennessee, Darcy TOOMBS of Newmarket. Beloved great-grandfather of Jonathon and Andrew ASCOUGH of Australia, Kristopher and Meghan BARR of Toronto. Bob's wide ranging interests were pursued with larger than life passion; baseball, music, parties, horse racing, golf, cars, boating, bridge, gambling and travel. His entrepreneurial business career spanned 50 years and was equally successful and prolific: tool and die making, furnaces, foundries, golf courses, coal mines, oil wells and fitness clubs. He was the epitome of the song ''My Way''. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main Street South, Newmarket, on Monday, May 26 from 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, May 27th at 2: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation, Newmarket, Ontario, would be appreciated.

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SIMMONS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-11-05 published
'Nobody beats Arthur'
Victoria native left mark on Ottawa's business scene, while setting swimming records when he was over 70
By Randy RAY, Special to The Globe and Mail Wednesday, November 5, 2003 - Page R7
Ottawa -- When Arthur INGLIS moved to Ottawa from Victoria in the late 1960s, his goal was to leave his mark on the nation's capital. By all accounts, he succeeded, both in the world of business and in the swimming pool.
"When he arrived he thought he could make a difference," said his partner of 20 years Kimberly CROSS. " The place was a wasteland back then, but he did manage to leave an imprint."
Mr. INGLIS, who as recently as May set a world swimming record, died on September 1. He as 71.
After moving to Ottawa, Mr. INGLIS, who was born in Victoria on March 28, 1932, worked as director of store design for Hudson's Bay Co. and redesigned a handful of department stores purchased from their local owner by the Bay.
In 1976, he started two Vanilla Boutique clothing stores and later operated the Ecco Restaurant in downtown Ottawa. He founded the Mags and Fags newsstand that same year after he realized Ottawa didn't have an outlet with the variety of magazines and newspapers available in New York or London. The business also included Immigration and Naturalization Service News Service, which distributes newspapers and magazines to Ottawa's business and government sectors.
With a reputation as an innovative member of Ottawa's business community, Mr. INGLIS and a partner built Mags and Fags into one of the biggest newsstands in Canada, said Mr. CROSS, who added that local media individuals often visited the Elgin Street shop.
During the early 1980s, Mr. INGLIS and a business partner designed a bar named Shannon's in honour of Shannon TWEED, Miss Ottawa Valley of 1977 and Playboy Magazine's 1982 Playmate of the Year. TWEED, partner of Gene SIMMONS, bassist for rock band KISS, named her dog Vanilla after Mr. INGLIS's women's fashion shops.
His boutiques carried innovative lines of clothing from France and Italy that couldn't be found elsewhere in Ottawa. His Ecco restaurant and club was a downtown hotspot known for its elegant yet homey setting.
"It was hot, hot, hot with a library and outdoor terrace on the second floor, like something you'd find on 3rd Avenue in New York," Mr. CROSS said. "It was the place where all of the city's movers and shakers went, real estate people, fashion people -- you name it."
Mr. INGLIS and a partner also designed and introduced several Ottawa shopping centres to the sales kiosks that are now commonplace in most malls.
In 2000, when Mr. INGLIS was 68 and still operating the newsstand, his life took a dramatic turn because of cholesterol and blood-pressure problems. His doctors placed him on medication but instead of relying on pills, he quit drinking, adopted a healthier diet and started swimming and weight-training.
In 2002, he sold his share in Mags and Fags to concentrate on travel and competitive swimming, which he had excelled at as youngster and into his teens.
Mr. INGLIS's athletic prowess in his younger days also included skating with the Ice Capades, touring North America with his sister May in the 1950s.
To pursue his interest in swimming and to improve his fitness, Mr. INGLIS joined the Technosport masters swim and triathlon team in Ottawa and was soon setting Canadian and world swimming records in the 70-and-over age group. As his health problems eased, he challenged the best in the world in masters swimming in various locales, including New Zealand and Hawaii.
When he died, he held 17 Canadian or Ontario records in backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle and individual medley, including all Canadian backstroke records in all distances in the 70 to 74 age group, said teammate Pat NIBLETT, who keeps track of records set by members of the Technosport team. Mr. INGLIS was also a member of an Ontario swim relay team that set a world record in New Zealand in 2002.
Ms. NIBLETT, who often travelled to swim meets with Mr. INGLIS, remembers her teammate as a "tall slim man with the twinkling eyes and wonderful sense of humour. I only had the privilege of knowing Arthur for three short years. I felt as if I had known him for a lifetime. There is a saying in our house that 'nobody beats Arthur.' This is true of everything that Arthur did."
At the Canadian National Masters Swim Championships in Montreal in May, Mr. INGLIS broke his own 200-metre backstroke record and set Canadian records in the 100 and 200 individual medley events.
Technosport coach Duane JONES, who was among those shocked by the incredibly fit Mr. INGLIS's death, said the swimmer worked out about five times a week.
"When we first met, he was 30 pounds overweight, he was not a healthy eater and he was lethargic. But soon after, he was setting records; when he was 71-years-old he had the body of a 35-year-old. He paid attention to detail and did his workouts, swimming, biking and weight-training consistently.
"The first time he dove into the water I could not believe how beautiful his strokes cut the water. I've coached more than 6,000 athletes during the past 35 years and have never seen a guy like Arthur INGLIS."
Ramona FIEBIG, manager of Mags and Fags for more than 14 years, said Mr. INGLIS was a dedicated businessman who did his best to ensure the newsstand had the best selection of titles in the city. He often showed up for work on weekends as early as 3 a.m.
"There are thousands of titles in the store. It was no small chore to keep on top of what was new, to find new magazines and locate suppliers."
To the day he died, Mr. INGLIS was an innovator, Mr. CROSS said, adding that as his health deteriorated, he wanted to try a novel drug treatment to prolong his life.
"After his stroke, the options were paralysis on his left side or trying a new drug," Mr. CROSS said, adding that the side effect was a 16-per-cent chance he would suffer massive bleeding in his brain. "His feeling was that if he didn't survive, the next person who came down the shoot might have a better chance."

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SIMON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-08-27 published
Raymond Isadore MISHIBINIJIMA (SIMON)
A man full of country pride and dedication to all he loved. He has touched many with his unique individuality. His spirit dances with many ancestors. As I honour all that he has given. He was an honourable Husband, Father, Son-in-law, Grandfather, Son, Uncle, Brother and Friend. His devotion for his family stood strong. His talented skills has helped many along his journey. His heart was full of love and enjoyed many nature excursions. His destiny was fulfilled. Where two paths have crossed, two hearts where nurtured. Time has given the essence of sharing a life together. Cherished with beautiful sensations. His spirit now reaches the beautiful rainbows and dances amongst the northern lights. He is now a great warrior amongst our ancestors. He takes the love of all he has touched and in return we carry the love he has given. The Great Mystery of Life continues, as he returns to Creation and the Spirit World. We continue our journey with the gifts he has shared. We walk with his love and guidance. In spirit, your loving wife "Balance of Fire Woman" Alison C. (RECOLLET- MISHIBINIJIMA SIMON,) August 21, 2003.

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SIMON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-09-17 published
Samuel OSAWAMIK
In loving memory of Samuel OSAWAMICK who passed away peacefully at Wikwemikong Nursing Home on Saturday, September 13, 2003 at the age of 91 years.
Dear husband of Victoria (née SIMON.) Loving sons, James, Peter, Edward and John M. and daughters, Martha (Joe), Christine, Agnes and Mary Jane (Chris). Predeceased by Clara, Ivan, Margaret, Theresa and Vincent. Fondly remembered by grandchildren, John, Susan, Nancy Mae (Darrell), Jesse, Timmy, Alvin, Roxanne, Samantha, Darrel, Mark (Lisa). Special great grandchildren, Dylan, Tiffany, Nicholas, Ryan, Darrell Jr., Lee Ann, Samantha, Justine, Melissa and Zachery. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass 11: 00 am Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at St. Anthony Daniel Church, Kaboni. Burial at Kaboni Cemetery.

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SIMON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-21 published
ROBINSON, May Elizabeth (Tracy) née TRACY- GOULD
Born November 18, 1914 Newcastle (Miramachi City), New Brunswick, died March 17, 2003 at Crofton Manor, Vancouver, British Columbia. Predeceased by her husband James Emerson (Robbie), the love of her life. She is survived by her three daughters, Susan (Mike NICHOLS), Zora (Alf SIMON), and Alice (Allan HALLDORSON), her grandchildren Jesse and Tracy, her brother Perley TRACY- GOULD (Hester) and sister Zora KEDDIE (Ray) and their families. Tracy graduated as a nurse from the Montreal General Hospital and joined the Canadian Army as an operating room nurse in 1939. She served from 1939-1945 following the troops through Europe. She met Robbie in Italy and they were married in the town hall of Brussels, Belgium on April 10, 1945. While raising her three daughters she was active in her community. In Winnipeg this included the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Deer Lodge Veterans Hospital, the Children's Hospital Book Market and working in the canteen in her local community centre. In Toronto she worked in the gift shop of the North York General Hospital and has been a generous donor to the foundation. In White Rock she worked at the Peace Arch Hospital's Superfluidy Shop. She belonged to and worked with a hospital guild in every city she lived in and remained a member of the Royal Canadian Military Institute until her death. She was an active member of the Nursing Sisters Association of Canada, contributing in many ways over the years. Her hobbies included baking for her family, Friends and charities, travelling, gardening and corresponding with old Friends. Tracy had a real love of life, with a wry sense of humour and a smile that could win anyone's heart. It was such a pleasure to share time with her; she will be sadly missed by family and Friends. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held and details will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Ghurka Benevolent Fund or the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.

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SIMONEAU o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-08-20 published
Urbain Paul HEBERT
In loving memory of Urbain Paul HEBERT who passed away Tuesday afternoon, August 12th, 2003 at the Sudbury Regional Hospital-Laurentian Site at the age of 70 years.
Beloved husband of Shirley (née (TYSON DUGIT)) HEBERT of Killarney. Loving father of Sheila (husband Bob SIMONEAU) of Gogama, Laura (husband Harold WARD) of Sudbury, Leslie (wife Nicole) of Nova Scotia and Yvette (husband Murray TESSIER) of Chelmsford. Cherished grandfather of Michele (partner Mike), Paul, Anthony, Kevin, Peter, Natalie, Kelly, Taylor, Chris and Steven. Dear son of Joseph and Mary HEBERT both predeceased. Dear brother of Blanche McDONALD of Hamilton, predeceased by Raymond, Robert, Ella PITFIELD, Flora PROULX (husband Allan of Killarney,) Robina GRESCO and Elwood (wife Mandy of Providence Bay). Sadly missed by many nieces, and nephews. Born in Killarney where he married Shirley in 1960. He was the Junior Ranger Subforeman for 24 years as well as a commercial fisherman. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed trapping, fishing and hunting. Urbain was an accomplished goalie having played competitive hockey for many years. Rested at Veteran's Memorial Hall, Killarney. Funeral Mass was held in St. Bonaventure Church Killarney on Saturday, August 16th, 2003 at 11 am. Cremation in the Parklawn Crematorium. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home.

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SIMONEK o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2003-10-24 published
Highway crash claims two lives
Two Thornbury-area men are dead and four others seriously injured, after a two vehicle collision occurred this past stormy Monday night.
The Collingwood Blue Mountains Ontario Provincial Police said shortly before 9 p.m., they believe a 1977 Chevrolet Nova crossed the centre line of Highway 26 west of Craigleith, before colliding head-on with a 1999 Dodge Caravan.
The driver of the Nova 33-year-old Trevor SQUANCE of Thornbury, and his passenger, James SIMONEK, 42, also of Thornbury, died at the scene.
The Caravan's driver, 39-year-old Colleen MORRISON of the Town of the Blue Mountains, and passengers Allan Paul INGLESON, 50, Evan GOSTICK, 15, and Travis GOSTICK, were taken from the scene to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital by ambulance.
Evan GOSTICK was later transferred to St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, while Travis, 13, was taken to The Hospital for Sick Children, also in Toronto.
The Ontario Provincial Police said that part of the wreckage from the crash landed in a nearby ditch, cutting a natural gas line.
The residents of a nearby home were evacuated for a short time, as a precaution, until a gas company crew capped the severed line.
The Town of the Blue Mountains Fire Department responded to assist with the removal of the victims and stood by, while the gas leak was capped.
Autopsies on both SQUANCE and SIMONEK were scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. Results have not yet been made public.
Police say crash scene investigators are trying to determine if speed or alcohol were contributing factors in the collision.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who has information about the collision, is asked to call the Collingwood-Blue Mountains Ontario Provincial Police detachment at 445-4321.
- Staff, Page 1

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SIMONS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-18 published
WRIGHT, Ruth Bailey Murrell, October 13, 1907-December 13, 2003
Died in Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Saturday evening, Ruth Murrell WRIGHT of Cedar Cove (R.R.#2 White Lake, Ontario) in her 97th year, beloved wife of the late Gilbert Owen Murrell WRIGHT (1980,) dear mother of Peter Murrell WRIGHT (Satu Repo) of Toronto, James Robert Murrell WRIGHT of Cedar Cove, Margaret May (Gordon) McKEITH of Bjorkdale, Saskatchewan, John Cohoe WRIGHT of Cedar Cove and David Edgar (Theresa) MURRELL- WRIGHT of Ottawa, dear grandmother of Daniel Peter (Megan), Susan Marie, Laura Ruth, Joan Murrell (David), Michael Gilbert, Brian Albert, Allan Wesley, Owen Robert (Karen), Mary Ruth (Paul), Leslie Anne and Robert David, great-grandmother of Christine, Jennifer, Kyle, Michael, Dominic, Thomas and Quinn.
Ruth was raised and educated in Eastern Canada and the United States graduating from the University of Rochester in 1931, shortly after her marriage to Gilbert they moved to Edmonton in 1933, on to Camrose in 1941 and to Saskatoon in 1945, they survived the depression while raising their children. One of Ruth's finest achievements was as the matron of the Saskatoon Convalescent Home from 1959 to 1981. In 1986 she returned to Ontario where she was one of the owners of Cedar Cove on White Lake near Arnprior. During her last years she courageously coped with blindness and very much appreciated the talking books provided by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind Resting at The Boyce Funeral Home, Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre, 138 Daniel St. N., Arnprior where Friends may pay their respects on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 after 10: 30 a.m., funeral service will be conducted in The Boyce Chapel at 11: 30 a.m. with Reverend Bill SIMONS officiating. Interment of cremated remains will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. In memoriams to The Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated by her family.

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SIMONSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-10-04 published
HUSFLOEN, Richard Lowell
The 12th President of Augustana University College in Camrose Alberta, died quite suddenly on Sunday, September 28th, 2003. He was in Sun City, Arizona at the time of his death, preparing for back surgery. He had served as President of Augustana for seven years before retiring this past June. He had been named President Emeritus by the Augustana board. HUSFLOEN was born on August 5, 1937 in Fargo, North Dakota, the second son of Joe and Clara Alfreida (SIMONSON) HUSFLOEN. He grew up on the Midwestern prairies and the love of this landscape never left him. A photographer (in recent years a hobby, though he had at one time worked professionally) at heart he used the North Dakota prairies as a backdrop for the film, Diane, he and a friend shot and produced in the 1960's. HUSFLOEN's knowledge and interest in film was later used in the production of the film, The Joy of Bach, for Lutheran Film Associates, New York City, on whose board he sat for nine years. Richard HUSFLOEN is survived by his brother, James C. HUSFLOEN, of Fargo, North Dakota. By academic background, HUSFLOEN was both a sociologist and a theologian. His undergraduate degree was from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota (1960) where he returned to teach sociology after finishing his graduate studies. His Master of Divinity was earned at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota (1963) and his Master of Theology degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey (1964). He had a special interest in small town and rural communities and traveled widely in the 1960's holding seminars on Rural Ministry for the American Lutheran Church. President HUSFLOEN worked his way through university as an employee of Capital Airlines and United Airlines. He had his own private pilot's license, honed by years of managing to get invited into the cockpits of airliners before airline security made that no longer possible. In recent years, his love of flying with commercial airlines led him to circumnavigate the globe many times as well as making hundreds of trips to Europe, Africa, and recently Australia. This interest led him and a friend, Neil BARDAL of Winnipeg, to establish and run a small travel business as a sideline in the 1980's. HUSFLOEN was ordained by the American Lutheran Church in 1969, serving parishes that ranged in size from Mott, North Dakota to Sherwood Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He served as administrative assistant to the American Lutheran Church District bishops in both Western North Dakota and South-eastern Minnesota. He specialized in the area of stewardship, later moving into more direct hands-on work in resource development, both for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and later in educational institutions: first at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and then at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, affiliated with Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. In 1996, he became president of Augustana University College in Camrose, a small college of 1000 students owned by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and affiliated with the University of Alberta. HUSFLOEN's development skills came into play, raising money to reduce a $5,000,000 accumulated deficit by almost half and balancing the annual budget each of the last five years. Convinced that a small private college would never be able to obtain the kind of funding to enable it to continue as a top-flight school, he and the Augustana board worked to enable the school to become part of the University of Alberta educational system. In June of this year, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada voted to convey the college to the Government of Alberta and the University of Alberta. The negotiations for implementing that decision are still on-going. President HUSFLOEN was convinced that it was important for the college to give something back to the community, both the community in which the college was located as well as the communities from which its students came: 'Knowing that our primary serving area is rural and adjacent to our campus, it is important for us to acknowledge that we owe something to the communities from which our students come. For a long time schools such as Augustana have taken young people from small rural communities and educated them for careers that will not return them to these communities. While this has been an endeavor of willing participants, I think it is important for us to assume an obligation of care and concern for the communities from which our students derive'. During his time at Augustana, HUSFLOEN put strong emphasis on continuing education opportunities for both graduates and members of the community. In 1999, the college acquired the former TransAlta Utilities building in Camrose and turned it into a Centre of Community Education as well as space for classrooms and offices. That year the Centre opened its first distance education program with a full house of 38 paramedic students from small towns in Alberta and Saskatchewan. The program used the internet, print curricula, electronic media and face-to-face teaching to deliver course content. HUSFLOEN found great satisfaction with a Working Families Scholarship program that was established by an anonymous donor in 1998. Working parents could receive support for tuition and living expenses for up to two years of study. President HUSFLOEN was always proud of his Norwegian heritage. He often visited with Friends and relatives in Norway and brought important Scandinavian figures to Augustana to enhance its Norwegian tradition. By appointment of the Norwegian Government, President HUSFLOEN served as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Norwegian Research and Technology Forum in the United States and Canada, the only member of the committee from Canada. This past May, HUSFLOEN was honoured with the degree Doctor of Divinity (h.c.) by the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. In August, Augustana College named the TransAlta building The Richard Husfloen Centre. HUSFLOEN was a hard worker who never walked away from a difficult situation. He sometimes ruffled feathers but in the end most people came to realize that his positions were always well thought through and had the best interests of others at the core. His former pastor, the Reverend Dr. Gordon JENSEN, once said, 'He has often placed himself on the margins of the church, and has called for the church to face issues and realities that the church has often not wanted to face. Yet, this has been one of the great gifts he brings to the church.' The church, the educational world and all who knew him are diminished by his death. Services to celebrate Richard's life will be held in Camrose, Alberta on Thursday, October 9 at 7: 30 p.m. in the Faith and Life Centre, Augustana University College Campus and in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Tuesday, October 28, 7: 30 p.m., Sherwood Park Lutheran Church, 7 Tudor Crescent at London Street. Donations in Richard's memory may be made to Augsburg College, 2211 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55454. Friends and colleagues may send messages of condolence or reminiscences to condolences@nbardal.mb.ca. For updates to other services being held, please go to nbardal.mb.ca and follow the links to Obituaries. Neil BARDAL (204) 949-2200

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SIMPSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-03-12 published
Richard Nellis BOWERMAN
In loving memory of Richard Nellis BOWERMAN who passed away peacefully at Manitoulin Health Centre on Thursday, March 6, 2003 at the age of 86 years.
Predeceased by dear wife Ethel BOWERMAN (JOHNSON) (December 12, 1975). Predeceased by parents Herman and Bertha (SISSON) BOWERMAN. Loved brother of Susie (1989) and husband Harry LEESON, both predeceased. Stanley (predeceased in 1997,) Hazel (1984) and husband Norman BRANDOW, both predeceased. Harold (1984) and wife Beatrice MEAD, both predeceased. Lila (1988) and husband Thomas SIMPSON, both predeceased. Burton (predeceased in 1951.) Melvin and (wife Dorothy FRASER predeceased,) Clinton and wife Betty DOAN, Stella and husband Ron MacDOUGALL, Pearl and husband Jack ABRAHALL, and Evelyn (husband Ted WHALEN predeceased.)
Visitation was held on Friday, March 7, 2003. Funeral Service was held on Saturday, March 8, 2003 at Manitowaning United Church. Burial in Hilly Grove Cemetery in the spring.

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SIMPSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-10-14 published
BREITHAUPT, David John, M.D. D.P.H. F.R.C.P.C.
Born February 14th, 1917 in Kitchener (Berlin), Ontario. Died October 12, 2003 in Toronto, Ontario. He was born into a strong industrial family, the youngest of six children. Graduated University of Toronto School of Medicine with honours 1941. Married Mary SIMPSON in 1942. Enlisted and served in the Navy during the Second World War as a Surgeon Lieutenant. After a short career as a physician in general practice he joined Manufacturers Life Assurance Company in the underwriting department in 1948. Here, as he moved up in the company, he was able to remove the restrictions on diabetics and became an acknowledged pioneer and industry expert in medical risk underwriting. At the time of retirement from Manulife after almost 40 years of service he held the position of Medical Vice-President. Despite the rigors of his underwriting responsibilities he was able to enjoy an active and fulfilling personal life, raising five children, devoting substantial time to Scarborough Junction United Church, elected as Councillor with the Scarborough School Board and enjoying his summers at his cottage on Georgian Bay. A man of few words but always of choice words he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease which ultimately required him to reside in a Nursing Home since 1999. He is the last of his siblings. His wife of 57 years of marriage predeceased him in 1999. He is survived by his step-mother, two sisters-in-law, five children, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren as well as five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren through the blended families of his children, fond memories: He will be greatly missed. Memorial service at Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough on Saturday, October 18th, at 1: 00 p.m., followed by reception; family visitation from 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Parkinson's Foundation or Doctors without Boarders would be appreciated.

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SIMPSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-15 published
SNELGROVE, William H.
Died peacefully in Victoria on December 11, 2003. Born in Toronto December 30, 1915. Bill graduated from McGill University, then served overseas for five years in the Royal Canadian Air Force as Squadron Leader (410). He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years, Anne (née WILKINSON;) his daughter Wendy SNELGROVE of Vancouver; son Bob SNELGROVE (Judy née SIMPSON) and his beloved grandchildren John, Jill and Peter of Brockville, Ontario. He is survived by his sister Wilma HOFFMAN of Wilmington, Delaware and brother Hal (Ada née HARRIS) of Hudson Heights, Quebec. He will be missed by his many Friends in the North Toronto Kiwanis Club, Victoria Probus Club and the ''Jolly Boys''.
The Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at St. Michael and All Angels Parish, 4733 West Saanich Road, Victoria. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Veteran's Health Centre at the Lodge at Broadmead or The Heart and Stroke Foundation. We are very thankful for the loving care given to Bill in the past few years.

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