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BOASE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2004-12-28 published
Reginald Stanley PRICE
By Joan Price BOASE, Tuesday, December 28, 2004 - Page A18
Husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, iconoclast, democrat, political critic, friend. Born April 17, 1931, in Toronto. Died May 31, 2004, of pancreatic cancer, in Calgary, aged 73.
Stan's love of family began with his wife of 50 years, Ruthanne, his high-school sweetheart. Together they raised six children, and welcomed into their lives 15 lucky grandchildren. His enthusiastic engagement in life was reflected in his smile, which was a sheer delight -- warm, intelligent, and mischievous -- and by what a niece described as the "edge of the seat" attention with which he followed conversation.
He was a voracious reader, and his library revealed the eclectic nature of his interests: books on philosophy, birds, Zen, hiking, democracy, bridge, bread making, biography, dogs, golf, architecture, South America and the Kettle Valley. With full-time employment and six children, Stan went back to university to study philosophy. He graduated with distinction, and was encouraged by his professors to pursue an academic career. He chose to move to Calgary to become a partner in a successful business.
He relished life in Calgary, and he was the impetus behind the Western Art Auction at the annual Stampede. He took courses and mentored students at the Alberta College of Art and Design, where a scholarship has been established in his name. He was a man of ideas: a vocal and skeptical political critic who railed against hierarchical, elitist control, and would be the first to declare that the emperor had no clothes. He argued that the average Canadian was informed and intelligent enough to embrace direct democracy to this end, he was experimenting with methods of e-voting.
Stan skied, played tennis and bridge with abandon -- he loved to travel, and tales of his adventures with his high-school friend Bill were a delight. They canoed up the Amazon, slept on beaches in Colombia, and explored most of South America. The proximity of the Rockies saw him take many hiking trips with his children, and he loved the rugged beauty of British Columbia, where I live.
Stan's illness was a shock to us all. Our parents lived active lives well into their 80s and 90s, and Stan's energy seemed boundless. He was not always a patient patient, but he was an unfailingly grateful one. Together we watched in wonder and dismay as his body so appallingly failed him. Yet, his intellectual curiosity, creative spirit, quirky sense of humour and hope and plans for the future never deserted him. If there is truth to the aphorism that "ordinary minds talk about people, mediocre minds discuss books, and great minds form ideas," then his was a great mind creative ideas flowed from it.
The essence of the man was his enduring need to express his awesome artistic talent. The room for his memorial celebration was filled with his creations -- paintings, sculptures, bronzes, wood carvings, his computer-enhanced photographs, a portfolio showing his 10-foot totem pole, his Millennium project, a 10-foot metal Saguaro cactus, and his marvellous, original stained-glass windows. Even the family was overwhelmed by his prolific output.
I was fortunate to find a kindred spirit in this brother I admired so much. As children, we snowshoed, hiked and skied together, and as adults, we hiked the Carmanagh Valley, the West Coast Trail, biked the Kettle Valley, and explored the haunting beauty of the Queen Charlottes -- Haida Gwai. Many of his ideas we discussed by e-mail. We did not always agree, especially on such things as the place of women in the world, the relevance of the federal government, and the implementation of Kyoto. My in-box is quieter now, and a cold breeze blows through my heart.
Joan Price BOASE is Stan's sister.

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BOATES o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2004-03-31 published
Maurice Wellington HAYDEN
In loving memory of Maurice Wellington HAYDEN, October 30, 1925 - March 27, 2004.
Maurice (Reecie) HAYDEN, a resident of Gore Bay, died on Saturday, March 27, 2004 at his property at Elizabeth Bay, a place he loved to be, doing what he liked to do.
He was 78 years of age. Reecie was born at Elizabeth Bay, son of the late Fred and Pearl (NOAKES) HAYDEN. He had worked at a variety of jobs in his life, including farming, logging, worked for Ontario Paper Co., and construction with McDOUGALL Construction. Reecie never really retired, although in later years he did spend less time working, and spent more time with his favorite pastime, being with his family, socializing with Friends and going to the Drop-in Centre. Reecie had been on the Burpee Council and the School Board for many years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, working with small engines and especially going to hockey games. His caring and friendly personality and his presence will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Dearly loved and loving husband of Julia (HILL) HAYDEN. Loving father of Judy and husband Conrad FREEMAN of Merrickville; Nancy and husband Dale HARPER of Evansville; Carol and husband Harvey MORDEN of Trenton; Arthur and his wife Cora of Naughton; Bert and his wife Debbie of Copper Cliff and Sharon and husband Dave BOATES of Trenton. Proud grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Dear brother of Bill and his wife Eva HAYDEN of Gore Bay and brother-in-law of Leila HAYDEN of Evansville. Predeceased by brothers Fred and Orace HAYDEN and sister-in-law Lenna. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Friends came to the Culgin Funeral Home Tuesday, March 30th and the funeral service will be held in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 11 am with Reverend Derek FRAMPTON and Rev. Frank HANER officiating. Cremation to follow.

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