ARC o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-07-27 published
GOULD, Frank Francis William
World War II Veteran Peacefully, at Hannah Walker Place, in Owen Sound on Monday, July 25th, 2005. In his 85th year, Frank Francis William GOULD, the beloved husband of the late Jessie Irene (nee WILKIE). Loving father of James and his wife Ellen Beth, Joan, and her husband, Howard SANDLES, Barbara and her husband Melvin COOPER, and Shirley and her husband Scott MISENER. Proud grandfather of ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Dear brother of William and his wife Anne, Mildred NOBLE, and Delores and her husband David GLEESON. Predeceased by his sister, Marie (Mrs. Kenneth McCHESNEY) and by his brother, Clarence. Frank will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Frank was a former Grand Knight with the Knights of Columbus. Frank will be remembered for his commitment to many groups like ARC Industries. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Mary's Church on Thursday at 10: 00 a.m. Interment in Saint Mary's Cemetery. A Vigil service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 8: 30 p.m. (Members of the Knights of Columbus are requested to attend the Vigil service). As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either Hannah Walker Place or to Georgian Heights Resident's Fund would be appreciated by the family.
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ARC o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-26 published
CANNON, Debra Lynn
It is with great sadness that the family of Debra Lynn CANNON, 48, wishes to announce her peaceful death, surrounded by family at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus on Sunday, April 24, 2005. Debbie, predeceased by her father, Jack, in 1990, will be greatly missed by her mother, Marion, her brother Gord and wife Cathy, her sister Cheryle WILSON and husband Danny, loving aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews Laura and friend Elizabeth, Perry and wife Tracy, Jocelyn and husband Mike, and Darryl and great-nephew Joshua.
Debbie worked at ARC Industries in Woodstock all of her adult life and was involved in the Friendship Club at the Christian Reformed Church for 15 years. Time spent with support workers was also important to Debbie. She will be remembered and missed for her quiet presence, and smiling face and wonderful sense of humour. It was an honour and a privilege to have been part of her life and she taught us a lot. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Alexandra Hospital and in the Critical Care Trauma Centre of Old South Victoria Hospital for their compassionate care of Debbie, and the rest of the family as well. A special thank you goes to Dr. Lori BRUCE for going above and beyond the call of duty. Friends and family will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll on Tuesday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. where a service will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 3: 30 p.m. Reverend Norman VISSER officiating. Memorial donations in Debbie's memory can be made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, Woodstock and District Developmental Services or The Friendship Club at Ingersoll Christian Reformed Church.

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ARCAND o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-08-26 published
RICHARDSON, Phoebe (née ABERCOMBIE)
At the Meaford Long Term Care Centre, on Wednesday, August 24th, 2005. The former Phoebe ABERCOMBIE, of Meaford, in her 91st year. Daughter of the late Fred and Edith (THORNTON) ABERCOMBIE. Predeceased by her husband, Sydney RICHARDSON, on June 23rd, 1975. Loved mother of Patricia (Ted) RUECKERT of Toronto; Frances RICHARDSON of Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec; and Carol Anne BROWN (John DOBBIE) of Wiarton. Sadly missed grandmother of Margaret and Ted RUECKERT Sydney, Michelle and Danny ARCAND; and Lee-Anne and Cory BROWN, and loving great-grandmother of three. Predeceased by a sister, Madge PATTERSON. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher Street East, in Meaford on Friday, from 5: 00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services, officiated by Reverend Steve BEDARD, will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday, August 27th, at 11: 00 a.m. Committal and interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford, to follow. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford Nursing Home Auxiliary Memorial Fund would be appreciated.
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ARCAND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-15 published
BOX, Jack Edward
Having fought a courageous battle with cancer, Jack passed away on April 13, 2005 in his 80th year. Proud and loving father and grandfather of Lynn WRIGHT (Dale) and their children Laura and Allison of London, Gordon (Anne MINER) and their children Katie, Mathew and Maggie of Mississauga, Doug (Robin WATSON) and their children Madelaine and Willie and Greg and his wife Wendy (BEAUCHAMP.) He is survived by his sister Ruby HUMPHRIES of London and brother Bruce BOX of Vancouver. Dear brother of the late Ivan BOX and May SMITH. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Jack will be sadly missed by his loving companion of many years, Marci ARCAND. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service to be held at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Saturday April 16th at 11 A.M. The family would like to extend sincere appreciation to Dr. H. LAMPE, Dr. D. WILSON, Dr. J. SWIFT and the nurses in the Palliative care unit at Parkwood Hospital, for their excellent care. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London N6A 1A1, or a charity of your choice. On line condolence accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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ARCAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-21 published
ARCAND, Théodore Jean, B.A. LL.D.
Diplomat, President - Canadian Association - Sovereign Military Hospitaler Order of Malta
Suddenly in Montreal on Saturday April 16, 2005 Théodore "Ted" ARCAND in his 71st year, beloved husband of the late Jennifer Marjorie GARNER- ASHMORE. Dear father of Jean-Louis and his wife Francesca. Loving grandfather of Livia. Dear brother of Jacqueline, Vivianne, Rosita and Claudette. Ted had a distinguished career with External Affairs including terms as Ambassador of Canada concurrently to Lebanon, Syria and Jordan; Ambassador of Canada to Hungary; Chief of Protocol of Canada and Ambassador of Canada to the Holy See. Honours include Grand Cordon de' l'Ordre du Cèdre (Lebanon); Knight Commander, Order of St. Gregory the Great (Vatican); Knight Grand Cross, Order of Pius IX (Vatican); Knight Grand Cross of Magistral Grace, The Sovereign Military Hospitaler Order of Malta; Commander Order of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem and a Gentleman to the Holy Father. Friends may pay respects on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, 235 Kent Street, Ottawa. Concelebrated Funeral Mass Saturday at 10: 30 a.m. in Notre Dame Cathedral, Sussex Drive, Ottawa. In memoriam donations to the Order of Malta or the Canadian Cancer Society appreciated.

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ARCAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-27 published
Ted ARCAND, Diplomat: 1934-2005
Outspoken Canadian ambassador to Lebanon during the 1982 invasion by Israel was a 'hero in Beirut' and the last Western diplomat to leave
By Ron CSILLAG, Special to The Globe and Mail, Friday, May 27, 2005, Page S7
Surveying the charred rubble of his West Beirut residence one July day in that wretched summer of 1982, Ted ARCAND pronounced, "This is the work of a child of Israel." It was a bit more than seven weeks into Israel's wrenching invasion of Lebanon and siege of Beirut and the Canadian ambassador's fifth-floor apartment in the seaside Muslim sector of the Lebanese capital had sustained heavy fire and blast damage when an Israeli jet attacked a building across the street.
It was "unbelievable that people are treated like this," Mr. ARCAND lamented, noting that 80 people had been killed in the raid. "So much for pinpoint bombing."
Israel's behaviour had disappointed him: "I always had an enormous admiration for the Israelis, their musicians, their men of science, which I try to think of despite my travels in south Lebanon," he told the Associated Press. "I have seen all the human misery... and I wonder where the Israel I knew has gone." To his detractors, Mr. ARCAND failed to understand Israel's plight, or didn't care and in a most undiplomatic fashion. Some charged that his remarks betrayed a glaring lack of impartiality and maybe even sympathy toward the Palestine Liberation Organization.
Others lauded him for sheltering over 100 Palestinian women and children in the Canadian embassy, and for his principled and singular courage, evidenced by the fact that he was the last high-level Western diplomat to leave West Beirut.
Why did he stay when he could have easily bugged out, probably with Ottawa's blessing? Partly because the Department of External Affairs, as it was then called, did not order him and his skeleton staff out of Beirut until August 2, 1982 -- nearly two months after the Israeli incursion began, and then only to the town of Jounieh, about 20 kilometres north of the capital -- but also because he had "a deep sense of duty," said his son, Jean-Louis, who was then just 17 and went through the ordeal with his parents.
"He was scandalized and shocked by what was going on. [But] people from his generation were profoundly idealistic Canadians, part of the Trudeau generation. He was a typical example of a francophone who did well by dint of the Trudeau years. These people really believed in their jobs and in representing their country."
His boss, then external affairs minister Mark MacGUIGAN, backed him up. "He was doing a great service for his country... for the cause of world peace," Mr. MacGUIGAN told the House of Commons in August of 1982, stressing that Mr. ARCAND was ordered out for his own safety. Indeed, just a few weeks earlier, the House unanimously adopted a resolution -- a very rare occurrence -- praising Mr. ARCAND for his "tireless dedication and unflinching devotion to duty."
Mr. ARCAND described Beirut as "a living hell... truly a scene from Dante's Inferno." With tears welling in his eyes, he said the destruction caused by Israel's land, sea and air bombardment, "would make Berlin of 1944 look like a tea party." He also criticized the early withdrawal of peacekeeping forces from West Beirut, saying the move was a major factor leading to the massacres in September of 1982 of at least 800 Palestinians, including many women and children, in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps at the hands of the Phalange, a Christian militia.
A mainstay of U.S. network newscasts, Mr. ARCAND once stuck his telephone out the window of his residence and asked the reporter on the line, "does that sound like a ceasefire to you?"
As Mr. MacGUIGAN wrote in his memoirs, Mr. ARCAND stayed behind in Beirut to assist those who needed visas and to help keep up the spirits of the populace. As a result, he "suffered Israeli indignities not visited on any other ambassador." Because he had to cross Israeli barricades to bring supplies into West Beirut, his car was stopped and searched repeatedly, despite the fact that it had diplomatic licence plates and flew the Canadian flag.
Such searches were "in total contravention of the Vienna accords on the treatment of diplomatic personnel. The Israeli government knew that and was aware of what was going on but was either unable or unwilling to bring [then General Ariel] Sharon and the military to heel," Mr. MacGUIGAN wrote.
In the end, the department persuaded Mr. MacGUIGAN to accept an "insincere letter of regret from [then Israeli prime minister Yitzhak] Shamir."
Mr. ARCAND was urged to stand his ground, at least until the order to move came through. That same day, one of two local embassy employees who had asked to stay for personal reasons was shot to death.
Two days later, Canada delivered a formal diplomatic protest to Tel Aviv, calling on Israel to stop its bombardment. "He was a hero in Beirut. The fact that he stayed made him an enormous hit with the citizens," said Peyton LYON, a foreign-affairs analyst and long-time critic of Israel who knew Mr. ARCAND from the Middle East Discussion Group, an Ottawa salon for retired diplomats. "But he never got the recognition he and his wife deserved for staying behind."
Born in the wheat-farming region of eastern Alberta, Mr. ARCAND studied history at Laval and McMaster universities. It was at the latter where he met wife, the English-born Jennifer GARNER- ASHMORE, whose family was scandalized that she married a devout Catholic.
A career diplomat who joined the foreign service in 1957, Mr. ARCAND had postings to Czechoslovakia, Cameroon, Tanzania, the Vatican and Denmark under his belt before being assigned as ambassador to Lebanon (with concurrent accreditation to Jordan and Syria) in 1979, in the thick of the country's civil war. Despite regular firefights between Muslim and Christian factions, car bombings and sniper attacks, "life was fairly agreeable," recalled his son, now an economist with the French government. "A lot of people simply adapted."
Mr. ARCAND was among the first Western diplomats to discern a groundswell of Islamic fundamentalism. Officially, Canada forbade contacts with the Palestine Liberation Organization at the time unofficially, related his son, Mr. ARCAND had extensive dealings with the organization, including with Yasser Arafat.
His son believes that mandarins in Ottawa assumed his father had gone soft on Palestinians. "That's why people tend to get transferred. You end up being more of a representative to people you are accredited to than of your own country."
Following the tumult of Lebanon, Mr. ARCAND was sent to Hungary and followed that with a four-year stint in Ottawa as chief of protocol. After that, he returned to the Holy See, this time as ambassador. He loved the job. "The Vatican for him was most efficient intelligence-gathering organization in the world," his son said. "It was pure political work."
Back in Ottawa for good in 1993, Mr. ARCAND did a series of jobs at External Affairs involving protocol and security but his heart wasn't in it. His wife died the same year, said his son: "He could not fathom serving abroad without her."
Théodore Jean ARCAND was born in Bonnyville, Alberta., on June 25, 1934, and died in Montreal on April 16, 2005, of a heart attack. He was 70. Besides his son, he leaves three sisters.

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ARCAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-06 published
ARCAND, Robert J.
In Memoriam, Robert J. ARCAND
The Partners and Staff of McLean and Kerr LLP deeply mourn the untimely passing of their friend and partner Robert J. ARCAND on Tuesday, October 4, 2005.
We extend our sincerest condolences to Bob's family and many Friends.
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ARCAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-21 published
FITZPATRICK, Geraldine Beverly Anne (GRANT)
We regret to announce the passing of our sister Geraldine, on Friday, February 18, 2005, at North York General Hospital in Toronto. She was predeceased by her husband, Garfield. She is survived by her brothers Morgan Riviere (Barbara) of Moose Creek, Darcy (Ella) of Cornwall, Keith of Ottawa, Morris (Mary) of Calgary, and sister Patricia ARCAND of Cornwall. Predeceased by her beloved sister Catharine CLARKE of Ottawa. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Geraldine was a longtime resident of Willowdale, Ontario. Visitation at Lahaie and Sullivan Funeral Home, West Branch, 20 7th Street West, Cornwall, Ontario, on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. Funeral on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Donations to the charity of your choice, if you so desire. Memory is life's sweetest gift.

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ARCAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-13 published
READING, Georgette "Jo Ann"
Passed away peacefully on Monday, July 11, 2005 at Bridgepoint Hospital, Toronto. Predeceased by her beloved husband James and her brother Chester. Jo Ann is survived by her daughter Mona ARCAND and granddaughters Emanuella and Terina. Jo Ann will be greatly missed by her sisters Abigail and Helen, her brothers Gary and Robert, and the Reading step-children and step-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Toronto Necropolis Chapel, 200 Winchester Street on Thursday, July 14 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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ARCAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-06 published
ARCAND, Robert Yvon (1942-2005)
C'est avec regret et tristesse que la famille Arcand annonce son décès, à l'Hôpital général du Nipissing Ouest, à Sturgeon Falls, le mercredi 4 octobre 2005, à l'âge de 63 ans. Tendre époux de Anna ARCAND (née RENAUD) de Sturgeon Falls. Père dévoué de Roch (Ginette), Daniel et Robert Jr. (Sandra). Il vivera toujours dans le coeur de ses petits-enfants, Adam, Jean-Raymond, André, Alexandre, Benoît et Rémy. Ses neveux, ses nièces et tous ses amis garderons de lui, que des plus beaux souvenirs. Prédécédé par ses parents, Georges et Alma ARCAND. Robert était un notaire respecté oeuvrant dans la ville de Toronto. Il était aussi propriétaire de la compagnie Alouette Bus Lines Ltd., à Sturgeon Falls. La famille recevra parents et amis, à la Maison Funéraire Théoret- Bourgeois, Sturgeon Falls, le jeudi 6 octobre de 19h à 21h et le vendredi 7 octobre de 14h à 17h et de 19h à 21h. Révérend Jean-Claude LEFEBVRE présidera la messe funéraire, à la Paroisse Ste-Thérèse d'Avila, Cache Bay, le samedi 8 octobre, 2005, à 13h30. Que vos témoignages de condoléances se traduisent en dons à l'Hôpital général de Nipissing Ouest.
It is with profound sadness that the Arcand family announces his death at the West Nipissing General Hospital, in Sturgeon Falls, on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 at the age of 63 years. Dearly beloved husband of Anna (née RENAUD) of Sturgeon Falls. Cherished father of Roch (Ginette), Daniel, and Robert Jr. (Sandra). He leaves a rich legacy of love to his grandchildren, Adam, Jean-Raymond, André, Alexandre, Benoît, and Rémy. Robert will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his nieces, nephews, and all his Friends. Predeceased by his parents, Georges and Alma ARCAND. Mr. ARCAND was a well-known and respected lawyer in the city of Toronto. Locally he was the owner and operator of Alouette Bus Lines Ltd., in Sturgeon Falls. The family will receive relatives and Friends at the Théoret-Bourgeois Funeral Home, Sturgeon Falls, on Thursday, October 6, from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday, October 7, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Reverend Jean-Claude LEFEBVRE will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial in Ste. Thérèse d'Avila Church, Cache Bay, on Saturday, October 8, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. In memory of Robert, donations to the West Nipissing General Hospital would be appreciated by his family.

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ARCHAMBAULT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-16 published
HENRY, Melville " Mel" Stewart
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, in Owen Sound, on Tuesday morning, March 15th, 2005 in his 85th year. Melville Stewart HENRY, the loving husband of (Gen) Genevieve HENRY (née WATSON.) The loving father of Ken HENRY and his wife, Joan, of Owen Sound, Thomas HENRY and his wife, Ann, of Ajax, Donna and her husband, Roger ARCHAMBAULT, of Goderich and Leisa and her husband, Stewart BENEFER, of Australia. The loving grandfather of seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Dear brother of R.B. HENRY and Marie (Mrs. Ross ARCHER,) both of Barrie. Predeceased by his loved son, Carl Dennis and by his brother, Wilbur. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home, on Thursday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Mary's Church, on Friday morning, at 10: 00 a.m. Father Paul WALSH officiating. Interment in Saint Mary's Cemetery. A Vigil Service will be held at the funeral home, on Thursday evening, at 8: 30 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
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ARCHAMBAULT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-24 published
SHEILS, Francis John, Eng.
Quickly and peacefully at the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital in Cowansville, at age 80. Husband of Louise ARCHAMBAULT. Father of: Patrick (Jennifer HINDER,) Andrew (Joanne FERNANDES) and Leslie (Luca RIVELLINI.) He leaves his beloved grandchildren: Liam SHEILS, Angelina SHEILS, Matteo and Emma RIVELLINI. We are all so thankful to have had the time we had with him. The Funeral Mass will be held at St-Edouard Church, 364 Knowlton Road in Knowlton, Québec, on Tuesday, January 25 at 1 p.m. Donations to either BMP Foundation, 950 Principale, Cowansville J2K 1K3 or The Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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ARCHAMBAULT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-20 published
Carl BEAM, Artist 1943-2005
Outspoken and fearless Ojibway master of collage left a body of work that did justice to the complexities of aboriginal identity in Canada. He made photography a staple of his art and infused it with his own experiences
By Sarah MILROY, Saturday, August 20, 2005, Page S11
A few weeks ago, when Carl BEAM's son-in-law Mark LAROCHELLE stood in the M'chigeeng community centre on Manitoulin Island to eulogize his father-in-law, he had a simple message: "I only had the opportunity to know Carl for seven years, but one of the things that I learned from him was to never be afraid to say what needed to be said."
Outspoken, articulate, passionate, defiant and occasionally cantankerous, Mr. BEAM leaves a huge hole in the Canadian cultural landscape. An Ojibway artist who made a lot of smoke and fire with his art and his statements about the Canadian art scene, he helped to create space for himself and for other first nations artists across the country, creating a body of work that did justice to the complexities of aboriginal identity in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Honoured this year with a Governor-General's Award for the Visual Arts, Mr. BEAM had been the subject of many exhibitions both at home and abroad, and his work resides in the collections of virtually every museum of scale in Canada.
Carl BEAM ended up in M'chigeeng, and he began his life there, too, though in those days it was called West Bay. Born the eldest of nine children, he scarcely knew his white father, Edward COOPER he died as a soldier during the Second World -- but his maternal grandfather, Domenic MIGWANS, took a strong hand in his upbringing. A powerful man in the community, he recognized the young boy's intelligence and drive. "They knew that it would be Carl's destiny to face the white world," says his wife, Ann BEAM (who is also an artist), so they elected to send him to Garnier Residential School in Spanish, Ontario, on the north shore of Lake Huron.
It proved to be both a privilege -- given the education he received (he was a very gifted student) -- and a curse. This forced period of assimilation into white, Christian culture was a dark chapter in his life that he was forever reluctant to discuss.
After this, Mr. BEAM landed a series of labouring jobs in the north, from firefighting to working in the Wawa steel mill. Only in his late 20s did he focus his ambitions on a career in art, attending first the Kootenay School of Art, then the University of Victoria and on to graduate studies at the University of Alberta. Of his decision to turn to art-making, Ann BEAM says: "He used to tell me that he just couldn't hold it off any longer."
Through his education, his world opened up through exposure to the works of contemporary artists such as Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg. He absorbed their photo-transfer techniques and, like them, made found photography a staple of his art. Unlike them, he infused it with autobiography. "He put the personal and family stuff in," says Ann, "so that people could feel the humanness of his [aboriginal] subjects, so that they couldn't be abstracted."
As well, Mr. BEAM learned from the example of aboriginal artists such as the late Fritz Scholder, a Luiseno artist from the American Southwest. "Carl wanted to write his final graduate dissertation on Scholder, but the department said there was not enough material on the artist to make the subject qualify for study," recalls Ann. "That was it for Carl. He was out of there."
During these early years, Mr. BEAM had fathered five children with his first wife, Rejeanne ARCHAMBAULT, but the relationship collapsed. He met Ann in Toronto in 1979. The pair decamped to the American Southwest for a few years and spent a lot of time in the Pueblo community, developing what would be a lifelong interest in pottery. Later, they wound up in Peterborough, Ontario, where from 1983 to 1992 Mr. BEAM began to participate in the Canadian museum scene. His involvement in a number of seminal shows cemented his growing reputation: Altered Egos at Thunder Bay National Exhibition Centre and Centre for Indian Art (1984) Cross-Cultural Views at the National Gallery of Canada (a pioneering 1986 exhibition themed on resistance that combined non-native artists such as Hans Haacke and Jamelie Hassan with native artists such as Jane Ash Poitras and Robert Houle); Beyond History at the Vancouver Art Gallery (1989); Indigena at the Canadian Museum of Civilization (1992); and Land, Spirit, Power (also at the National Gallery, in 1992).
The National Gallery's acquisition of his painting The North American Iceberg in 1986 was an important moment for Mr. BEAM, signifying, for him, his successful penetration of hostile cultural territory previously occupied by only white artists. "It was not a donation. It was a purchase," remembers Ann, "and that made all the difference." The painting posited a rebuttal to a concurrent exhibition of Italian and German contemporary art at the Art Gallery of Ontario named the European Iceberg.
Says Diana NEMIROFF, then the National Gallery of Canada's curator of contemporary art and now the director of Carleton University Art Gallery: "Carl has a sense of humour, but he also had the sharp, critical sense that there was another Iceberg buried that we weren't paying attention to, and it involved battles, conquest, uneasy cohabitation." The acquisition represented a breakthrough. Says Ms. NEMIROFF: "It signalled the gallery's intention to look seriously at a whole generation of native artists who were dealing with aboriginal cultural issues in an absolutely contemporary way."
The BEAMs lived in Peterborough until their return to Manitoulin Island in 1992, settling finally into an adobe house they built with their own hands.
The art Mr. BEAM made along the way constitutes one of the great cultural documents of our changing political landscape. There's his Columbus Suite (1989-1990), a group of 12 etchings that responded to the quincentennial of the landing of the explorer on North American soil. (The series is currently being exhibited in a small, honorary exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario.)
On Mr. BEAM's love of visual collage, Ms. NEMIROFF says: "Collage allowed him to make subjective leaps between bodies of knowledge that had always been kept separate."
Thus, he gives us the chiselled raptor-like profile of Abraham Lincoln above a row of black ravens (symbols of transformation). Sitting Bull and Einstein are pictured stacked atop one another. Various Ways to Travel in North America couples a space rocket preparing for liftoff with a scene of aboriginal ritual dance two views of celestial travel, joined at the seam.
A subsequent series, also created in response to the quincentennial, was Burying the Ruler. In it, you see the artist holding the simple measuring instrument, then the same instrument buried from view.
"The reference was to the Renaissance idea of man as the measure of all things," says first nations artist and curator Gerald McMASTER, who frequently worked with Mr. BEAM over the years. By man, of course, they meant European man. "Indians were invented in 1492," Mr. McMASTER continues. "Carl made work to contest that European view," commenting on the environmental and humanitarian implications of such rigid modes of rational thought. Instead of the straight ruler, Mr. BEAM proposed the triangle and the circle.
A later series, Great Whale of Our Being (2002), imagined the whale as a metaphor for all mankind in our moment of ecological peril, presenting the magnificent creature dismembered and violated, and also whole, free and powerfully alive in its natural element. Before his death, says Ann, he was working on a series called Crossroads, riffing on the Robert Johnson blues classic as a way of considering his own hybrid place between cultures.
It was this sort of complexity that fuelled his art. Powerfully particular in his cultural point of view as an aboriginal, Carl BEAM railed against the racial ghettoization of his art. "My work is not made for Indian people, but for thinking people," he wrote. "In the global and evolutionary scheme, the difference between people is negligible."
Carl Edward Migwans BEAM was born in West Bay, Ontario, on May 24, 1943. He died in M'chigeeng (formerly West Bay) on July 30, 2005, of complications arising from diabetes. He was 62.
He is survived by his wife, Ann, and by their daughter Anong and by four children from a previous marriage: Clinton, Laila, Carl Jr. and Jennifer. He also leaves his mother, Barbara Migwans BEAM, and siblings Lina, Leonard, Tom, Linda, Joan, Norma, Theresa, Loretta, and Marjorie, plus 11 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter Veronica.
A memorial service will be held at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, 25 Caroline St. N., Waterloo, Ontario, on September 18, at 2 p.m.
From November 28 to January 29, 2006, the Carlton University Art Gallery will mount a Carl BEAM retrospective.

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ARCHAMBAULT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-13 published
YOUNG, Harold Joseph Frederick " Fred"
At Scarborough General Hospital on Thursday June 9th, 2005. Fred YOUNG of Scarborough formerly of Marmora in his 65th year. son of the late James and Viola (NEWTON) YOUNG. Brother of John ARCHAMBAULT, Niagara Falls; Karen HAYMAN, Toronto; and the late Marie COOK. Friend of Dave and Janet HAYMAN, Scarborough. Cremation. Graveside Service will be held at the Marmora Protestant Cemetery on Saturday June 18th, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements by McConnell Funeral Home Marmora.

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ARCHAMBEAULT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-15 published
DRESSLER, Jacob Wilhelm Robert " Jack"
At Craigwiel Gardens Nursing Home, Ai lsa Craig on Thursday, July 14, 2005, Jacob Wilhelm Robert (Jack) DRESSLER of London in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Edith (FIGULI) DRESSLER and predeceased by first wife, Frieda. Dear father of Darlene WAGNER of British Columbia, Dennis and his wife Iris DRESSLER of Kingston, LaVerna and her husband Robert ARCHAMBEAULT of Windsor, Rev. Jack and his wife Eileen DRESSLER of LaSalle, Beverly and her husband Richard DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS of London and Betty Lou and her husband Wayne MAY of Long Point. Cherished grandfather of 13 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Also survived by 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street (between Waterloo and Colborne Street) on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church at 746 Colborne Street on Monday, July 18, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Reverend James GAREY officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to Trinity Lutheran Church. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mr. DRESSLER.

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ARCHBELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-19 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Catherine " Kay" Brown
Peacefully, on Tuesday, November 15, 2005, at Ballycliffe Lodge Nursing Home in Ajax. Catherine is predeceased by her husband Edward. She will be sadly missed by her brother John McPHIE. Loving aunt of Isabel MILLER, Ken McPHIE, Bob McPHIE, Brian McPHIE, Garry McPHIE and Dorothy CORDINGLEY. Catherine will be missed by her grand-nieces and nephews. Catherine is predeceased by her brother James McPHIE and sister Isabel ARCHBELL. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lakeshore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th Street, 416-259-3705) on Monday, November 21st from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m, followed by a Memorial Service in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Glendale Memorial Gardens. Donations to Foundation Fighting Blindness (60 St. Clair Ave. E., Suite 703 Toronto, Ontario M4T 1N5) would be appreciated by the family. Messages of Condolence may be placed at www. RidleyFuneralHome.com

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ARCHBOLD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-10 published
ARCHBOLD, William Dana (March 15, 1923 - August 4, 2005)
In his 83rd year, peacefully at home of respiratory failure as a result of lung cancer, surrounded by his family in a circle of love. Born in Flushing, New York, of an American father and a Canadian mother. Spent his formative years in Parkersburg, West Virginia, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and youthful summers at his Canadian grandparents' cottage on Lake Simcoe and his American grandparents' house in Little Compton, Rhode Island, where he learned to sail and play golf - his lifelong sporting passions. Educated at Shady Side Academy, Hackley School for Boys, and Princeton University (B.A. Economics, Class of 1944). Enlisted in the United States Army in May 1943; commanded an African-American stevedoring company in the 237th Port Company Transportation Corps; founded and operated an Army PX store in Manila, The Philippines; honorably discharged in August 1946 with the rank of 1st Lieutenant. Met his future wife, Harriet Crenshaw WHITE/WHYTE, at a dance for officers in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the fall of 1943; became engaged before shipping out from San Francisco to the Asia-Pacific Theatre in November; married in New Orleans on a memorably hot September 5, 1946. Worked for the next 25 years in the oil business, as had his father, his grandfather, his great-grandfather and his great-uncle, John D. ARCHBOLD; 1947-1950 for Standard Oil Company (N.J.) in New York City; 1951 to 1973 for Imperial Oil Limited in Toronto, where he became vice-president and general manager of the Marketing Division. After leaving Imperial, assisted President John EVANS in reorganizing the management structure of the University of Toronto (1973-74); vice-chairman of the Energy Supplies Allocations Board, Government of Canada, in Ottawa (1974-76); founding president and executive director of the Business Council on National Issues (1976-81). Was national president of the Canadian Save the Children Fund; founding member and first chairman of the Better Business Bureau of Canada (1970-73); chair of the board of governors of Lakefield College School 1978-80; mentor to small business. In his later years, became an expert genealogist, taking particular pleasure in tracing his paternal grandmother's line back to the Mayflower. Wine aficionado; master raconteur. Leaves Harriet, his wife of 59 years, his children Susan and Rick, his granddaughter Jennifer, his adopted sons David and Rick, his sister Betty and her extended family, his cousins Sheila, Joy and Don and their families. Bill requested no funeral service; an informal memorial gathering will be held in the autumn. In lieu of flowers or other tokens of condolence please make a donation in his memory to the United Way of York Region (www.uwyr.on.ca or 1-877-241-4516).

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ARCHBOLD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-13 published
ARCHBOLD, William Dana (March 15, 1923-August 4, 2005)
In his 83rd year, peacefully at home of respiratory failure as a result of lung cancer, surrounded by his family in a circle of love. Born in Flushing, New York, of an American father and a Canadian mother. Spent his formative years in Parkersburg, West Virginia, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and youthful summers at his Canadian grandparents' cottage on Lake Simcoe and his American grandparents' house in Little Compton, Rhode Island, where he learned to sail and play golf - his lifelong sporting passions. Educated at Shady Side Academy, Hackley School for Boys, and Princeton University (B.A. Economics, Class of 1944). Enlisted in the United States Army in May 1943; commanded an African-American stevedoring company in the 237th Port Company Transportation Corps; founded and operated an Army PX store in Manila, The Philippines; honorably discharged in August 1946 with the rank of 1st Lieutenant. Met his future wife, Harriet Crenshaw WHITE/WHYTE, at a dance for officers in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the fall of 1943; became engaged before shipping out from San Francisco to the Asia-Pacific Theatre in November; married in New Orleans on a memorably hot September 5, 1946. Worked for the next 25 years in the oil business, as had his father, his grandfather, his great-grandfather and his great-uncle, John D. ARCHBOLD; 1947-1950 for Standard Oil Company (N.J.) in New York City; 1951 to 1973 for Imperial Oil Limited in Toronto, where he became vice-president and general manager of the Marketing Division. After leaving Imperial, assisted President John EVANS in reorganizing the management structure of the University of Toronto (1973-74); vice-chairman of the Energy Supplies Allocations Board, Government of Canada, in Ottawa (1974-76); founding president and executive director of the Business Council on National Issues (1976-81). Was national president of the Canadian Save the Children Fund; founding member and first chairman of the Better Business Bureau of Canada (1970-73); chair of the board of gover nors of Lakefield College School 1978-80; mentor to small business. In his later years, became an expert genealogist, taking particular pleasure in tracing his paternal grandmother's line back to the Mayflower. Wine aficionado; master raconteur. Leaves Harriet, his wife of 59 years, his children Susan and Rick, his granddaughter Jennifer, his adopted sons David and Rick, his sister Betty and her extended family, his cousins Sheila, Joy and Don and their families. Bill requested no funeral service; an informal memorial gathering will be held in the autumn. In lieu of flowers or other tokens of condolence please make a donation in his memory to the United Way of York Region (www.uwyr.on.ca or 1-877-241-4516).

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ARCHBOLD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-27 published
SHARP, Colleen June (née ARCHBOLD)
Peacefully at home with her family at her side on Tuesday, January 25, 2005. Colleen, dearly beloved wife for over 41 years to Bill SHARP. Beloved mother of Craig SHARP and Megan and her husband Brad FREMEAU. Loving Gramma of Sydney. Dear sister of Pat O'FARRELL, John ARCHBOLD and Paul ARCHBOLD. Resting at the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel, 2104 Kipling Avenue (2 blocks north of Rexdale Blvd.) from 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service in the chapel Saturday at 1: 00 p.m. followed by cremation. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. (The family will receive their Friends in the funeral home from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday).

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ARCHDEKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-17 published
DAVIDSON, Iva Rosetta (KAUFMAN)
Peacefully at Peel Memorial Hospital, Brampton, Ontario in her 97th year on Wednesday, February 16, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Norman Drummond (Drum) DAVIDSON. Loving mother of Lynne (Mrs. Leo ARCHDEKIN), Judy, Karen (Mrs. Robert CARNEY), Ted and wife Marilyn SPARROW. Predeceased by four brothers and six sisters. Loving grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of thirteen. Our mother's music has graced this world and will be remembered by all who have been privileged to hear her God given talent. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 52 Main Street South (Hwy 10), Brampton on Friday, February 18, from 2: 30 - 4: 30 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday at 2 p.m. Spring interment at Boston Mills Cemetery. If desired, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences to the family may be sent to ivadavidson@wardfh.com

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ARCHDEKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-17 published
DAVIDSON, Iva Rosetta (KAUFMAN)
Peacefully at Peel Memorial Hospital Brampton in her 97th year on Wednesday, February 16, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Norman Drummond (Drum) DAVIDSON. Loving mother of Lynne (Mrs. Leo ARCHDEKIN,) Judy, Karen (Mrs. Robert CARNEY), Ted and wife Marilyn SPARROW. Predeceased by four brothers and six sisters. Loving grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of thirteen. Our Mother's music has graced this world and will be remembered by all who have been privileged to hear her God given talent. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel," 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, on Friday, February 18 from 2: 30 to 4:30 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday at 2 p.m. Spring interment at Boston Mills Cemetery. If desired, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences to the family may be sent to iva.davidson@wardfh.com

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ARCHDEKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-17 published
FENDLEY, " MAC" Charles Robert
Founder Fendley's Florist, Barrie.
Life-time member of Barrie Lions Club. Peacefully, at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, on Friday, December 16, 2005. "Mac" FENDLEY of Barrie, in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Muriel FENDLEY. Loving brother of Leona PIERCEY of Bolton, the late Helen ROSS (Cox) of Barrie, Amy PEARCE of Georgetown, Albert FENDLEY of Brampton, Joyce ARCHDEKIN of Brampton, and Ruth CLARKE of Brampton. Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, Clapperton and Worsley Streets, Barrie, on Saturday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Sunday, December 18, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. Interment Barrie Union Cemetery, Monday, December 19, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. Memorial donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital Regional Cancer Care Centre would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www. steckleygooderham.com

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ARCHER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-16 published
HENRY, Melville " Mel" Stewart
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, in Owen Sound, on Tuesday morning, March 15th, 2005 in his 85th year. Melville Stewart HENRY, the loving husband of (Gen) Genevieve HENRY (née WATSON.) The loving father of Ken HENRY and his wife, Joan, of Owen Sound, Thomas HENRY and his wife, Ann, of Ajax, Donna and her husband, Roger ARCHAMBAULT, of Goderich and Leisa and her husband, Stewart BENEFER, of Australia. The loving grandfather of seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Dear brother of R.B. HENRY and Marie (Mrs. Ross ARCHER,) both of Barrie. Predeceased by his loved son, Carl Dennis and by his brother, Wilbur. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home, on Thursday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Mary's Church, on Friday morning, at 10: 00 a.m. Father Paul WALSH officiating. Interment in Saint Mary's Cemetery. A Vigil Service will be held at the funeral home, on Thursday evening, at 8: 30 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
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ARCHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-02 published
BARNES, Shirley Marie (née GRAY/GREY)
Shirley Marie (GRAY/GREY) BARNES, age 78, of Petrolia passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late Nelson BARNES (1997.) Dear mother of Marsha (James) ATKINSON, of Simcoe. Loving grandmother of Kyle BEERS, Gabriel and Kaitlin ATKINSON. Dear sister of Betty (Henry) OHMER, Yale, Michigan; Robert (late June) (2001) GRAY/GREY, Brigden Bruce (Margaret) GRAY/GREY, Oil Springs. She was a very special Aunt to all her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents John (1984) and Jean (ARCHER) (1980) GRAY/GREY; son James BARNES (1989.) Friends will be received at Steadman Brothers Funeral Home Brigden on Thursday, February 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Lady Washington Rebekah Lodge #337 Oil Springs will hold a memorial service on Thursday afternoon at 3: 30 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted on Friday, February 4th at 1: 30 p.m. with Chaplain Laurel PATTENDEN officiating. Interment Shetland Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation. Steadman Brothers 864-1193.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-03 published
BARNES, Shirley Marie (GRAY/GREY)
Shirley Marie (GRAY/GREY) BARNES, age 78, of Petrolia passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late Nelson BARNES (1997.) Dear mother of Marsha (James) ATKINSON, of Simcoe. Loving grandmother of Kyle BEERS, Gabriel and Kaitlin ATKINSON. Dear sister of Betty (Henry) OHMER, Yale Michigan; Robert (late June) (2001) GRAY/GREY, Brigden Bruce (Margaret) GRAY/GREY, Oil Springs. She was a very special Aunt to all her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents John (1984) and Jean (ARCHER) (1980) GRAY/GREY; son James BARNES (1989.) Friends will be received at Steadman Brothers Funeral Home Brigden on Thursday, February 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Lady Washington Rebekah Lodge #337 Oil Springs will hold a memorial service on Thursday afternoon at 3: 30 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted on Friday, February 4th at 1: 30 p.m. with Chaplain Laurel PATTENDEN officiating. Interment Shetland Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation. Steadman Brothers 864-1193.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-19 published
GRAY/GREY, Robert Morley
Robert Morley GRAY/GREY, age 74, of R.R.#1 Brigden, passed away at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan on Thursday February 17, 2005. Beloved husband of the late June (ANDERSON) GRAY/GREY (2001.) Dear father of Gail (Randy) SALTS, Carl GRAY/GREY and Karen HELPS, Lynn (Jeffrey) HUEY, John (Bonnie) GRAY/GREY. Loving Grandfather of Amanda HUEY, Barry and Brandy SALTS, Robert and Riley GRAY/GREY. Dear brother of Betty (Henry) OHMER, Bruce (Margaret) GRAY/GREY. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents John (1984) and Jean (1980) (ARCHER) GRAY/GREY; sister Shirley (2005) and her husband Nelson BARNES (1997) and a grand_son Brian HUEY (1988.) Bob spent his retirement farming, puttering in his shed, nature watching all the animals and birds, and visiting his family and Friends. Friends will be received at Steadman Brothers Funeral Home, Brigden on Sunday February 20, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be conducted on Monday February 21st at 11: 00 am with Reverend Gwyn TUCKER officiating. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to charity of choice. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through sbrothersfuneral@hotmail.com Steadman Brothers 864-1193

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ARCHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-04 published
KENDALL, Bill
After a brief illness at Victoria Hospital - Westminster Campus on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005 Bill KENDALL of Eden (formerly of Woodstock) in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Madeline WEAVER. Loving father of Linda ARCHER, Alan, Michelle BRADFORD, Cathy KOREVAAR, Dean and Bryan. Grandfather of 7 and great-grandfather of 3. Also survived by brother Ron and sister Avril. Bill will be missed by many Friends and family. At Bill's request a celebration of life will be held in the near future. Memorial donations to the London Regional Cancer Centre. Memorial Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements 452-3770. Special thanks to Gloria, Jeremy and all the staff of 7 West at Westminster Campus.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-09 published
KENNEDY, Muriel Iris (née SMITH)
Muriel Iris KENNEDY (née SMITH) passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2005 at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late Colin KENNEDY. Loving mother of Don (Norma,) Colleen Ruby (Carl,) Brenda FRASER (Gord,) Coral NAULT (Michael) and Pete. She will be sadly missed by 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Survived by her siblings Leslie SMITH, Doris NEAL and Tedd SMITH as well as many nephews and nieces and Friends. Predeceased by her parents Charles and Daisy SMITH and her siblings Gladys NASH, Gilbert SMITH, Frances ROBINSON and Shirley ARCHER. Funeral Service will be held at North Park Community Church, 1510 Fanshawe Park Road East, on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 11 am with visitation one hour prior. Private family interment Woodland Cemetery, London. Pastor Richard GOETZE (retired) and Pastor Bob COTTRILL officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 3619 Stn. Main, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 9Z9, would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, 452-3770.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-05 published
BRADY, Glen F.
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, on Monday, October 3, 2005, Glen F. BRADY of R.R.#2 Dorchester in his 86th year. Predeceased by his wife of 56 years Gertie (ARCHER) (2004.) Loving father of Patricia and Roger HOGG and Doug BRADY (and Deb McNAIR) all of London. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Michael, Joe (wife Sherri), Marrissa, Rick and Melissa. Fondly remembered by his sister Beth HODGINS (husband Gerald) of Dorchester. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Lloyd BROWN officiating. Interment at Dorchester Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to Harrietsville-Mossley United Church or a charity of choice gratefully acknowledged.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-28 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Catherine Evelyn
Suddenly, on October 23, 2005, Catherine Evelyn THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON passed away. Daughter of Morris THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (deceased) and Audrey THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. She will be deeply missed by her mother Audrey, her son Shawn CONRON, her sisters Carolyn ARCHER (Steve) and Sharon MARTENS (Rick), and nephews and niece (Ryan, Natasha, Colin, Nathan, Mark). The service will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia where her life will be celebrated by family and Friends.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-18 published
HANEY, Mervin Lewis
Of Saint Thomas, on Thursday, November 17, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 80th. Beloved husband of the late Elva (ARCHER) HANEY and dearly loved father of Barbara PAYNE and her partner Ralph of Saint Thomas, Sharon and her husband Larry HARTLEY of London, Wayne and his wife Linda HANEY of Aylmer, James Donald HANEY of London, Gary HILLIS of London and Cheryl WOODCOCK and her partner Ron of Tilbury. Predeceased by 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Sadly missed by 12 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Mervin was born in Mapleton on June 5, 1926, the son of the late William and Stella HANEY. He was a retired truck driver. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow, with interment of the ashes in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-05 published
McILHARGEY, Doris Evelyn (née ARCHER)
A resident of Chatham, Doris Evelyn McILHARGEY died peacefully, surrounded by her family at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Sunday, December 4, 2005. Doris celebrated her 90th birthday with family and Friends on November 28, 2005. Born in England, daughter of the late Fredrick and Lillian (VOLKES) ARCHER. Beloved wife of the late Leo McILHARGEY (2000.) Loving mother of Pat McILHARGEY, Sharon and her husband Ed GRUSKA, Lorraine and her husband Stan KARNAS, all of Chatham, and the late Terry McILHARGEY (2004.) Dear grandmother of Jennifer GRUSKA of London, Heather and Jim SINCLAIR of Blenheim, Ed and Tina GRUSKA of Kitchener, Mike and Jacqueline GRUSKA of Lakeshore, and Scott and Heather KARNAS of London. Fondly remembered by great-grandchildren Jessica, Matthew, Nicholas, and Kristina MOORE, Steven and Spencer SINCLAIR, Jaden and Kaira GRUSKA, Ryan and Taylor GRUSKA, and Owen KARNAS. Dear sister of Alice OULDS and Helen SWESTUN, both of Chatham, and the late Fredrick ARCHER Jr. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Tuesday 2: 00-4:30 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Fr. Daniel VERE of St. Ursulas Catholic Church and Donna GREEN, Chaplain of Meadowpark Nursing Home officiating. Cremation with inurnment at Maple Leaf Mausoleum at a later date. Donations made by cheque to Salvation Army or a charity of one's choice appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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ARCHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-26 published
HORNE, Katie Lynn
Of Saint Thomas on Saturday, December 24, 2005, after a courageous battle, surrounded by her loving family, in her 21st year. Dearly loved daughter of William "Bill" and Donna Jean (HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON) HORNE and much loved sister of Jocelyn Marie HORNE and her friend Todd SMITH. Loved granddaughter of Helen HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON of Saint Thomas and the late Wallace HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON and the late Bob and Kathleen HORNE. Loved niece of Nancy CHAPPEL of Saint Thomas, Jack CHAPPEL of London, Gerry CHAPPEL and friend Pam of London, Karen and Frank MURPHY of Dundas, Marlene and Hollie ARCHER of Stratford, Carm and Margaret HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON of Saint Thomas, Dewayne and Velda HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON of Iona, Dick and Gloria HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON of North York, Mary Ann and Ron JEWELL of Saint Thomas and Nancy and Bill PIGGINS of Union. Sadly missed by her cat Rusty and many cousins and special Friends. Katie was born in Saint Thomas on September 18, 1985. She is a graduate of C.E.C.I. and attended Lambton College. She was active in various sports in the area, was presently employed at East Side Marios in Saint Thomas. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Thursday and then to First United Church where funeral service will be held at 2: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Centennial Sports Club for charity work, the Sunshine Dreams for Kids or to Brain Tumor Research.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-29 published
WOOD, Ronald M.G.
At Parkwood Hospital, London, Ontario, on Tuesday, December 27, 2005, Ronald M.G. WOOD of London in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Barbara (WEST) (ESSON) WOOD, formerly of Sault Ste. Marie, and the late Aileen (ARCHER) WOOD. Loving father of Tim (Dian,) Jon (Cindy), Andy and Paul. Grandfather of Lauren, Matthew, Ryan, Kendall, Charlene and Michelle WOOD. Brother of Marilyn PERKS of Palm Desert, California and the late Ellen Marie GILLMAN (Ross) of London. son of the late Lyall and Blanche WOOD. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Thursday, December 29th from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A memorial service will be conducted at West Park Baptist Church, 1151 Royal York Road, on Friday, December 30th, 2005, at 2: 00 p.m. Pastor Kevin RUTLEDGE officiating. Private family interment. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ronald are asked to consider the West Park Baptist Church Building Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-08 published
ROLUF, Lawrence Carl
Lawrence Carl ROLUF was born on September 10, 1914 in Balcarres, Saskatchewan to Carl and Barbara ROLUF. He died on January 3, 2005 in Huntsville, Ontario. He was well-known pilot who flew in Northern Ontario, Quebec and the Eastern Arctic. He later flew geographical surveys in South Africa and Australia. Lawrence was also a specialist in water-bombing and fought forest fires across Canada and also in California, South America and Europe. He was predeceased by his parents Carl and Barbara ROLUF of Red Lake, Ontario and his sister Marjorie STEITH of North Bay. He is survived by his brothers Albert of Timmins and Fred of Montreal and his sisters Grace KNECHTEL of North Vancouver and Adele ARCHER of Thunder Bay. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-21 published
BOYER, Robert James
At Bracebridge, Ontario, in his 92nd year, on Thursday, January 20, 2005. Bob BOYER was a printer, newspaper editor and publisher, soldier, member of the Ontario legislature, vice-chairman of Ontario Hydro, author of a dozen books and booklets of Muskoka history, church organist and choir director. He helped start Santa's Village, the Bracebridge Historical Society, a bookstore, two new newspapers.
His life of active community service and public affairs entwined with Muskoka's progress. His lifetime engagement with literature, authorship, printing and publishing, libraries and books, as well as his political life, is told in the 2003 biography A Man & His Words by his son Patrick.
A fourth generation Muskokan on both sides of his family, Robert was the son of George and Victoria (née ARCHER) BOYER. His brother Wilson predeceased him in 1998, as did his beloved wife Patricia (née JOHNSON) in 1978, and their daughter Victoria BILLINGSLEY in 2004, and granddaughter Sarah BILLINGSLEY in 1968. His son-in-law Doug BILLINGSLEY died in 1993 and daughter-in-law Corinne BOYER in 1995. Surviving are son Patrick and daughter Alison, grandchildren Johnson BILLINGSLEY, Martha SAVAGE and Bronwyn BOYER, and five great-grandchidren: Douglas, Anne and Jane BILLINGSLEY, and Charlotte and Kate SAVAGE.
Funeral service Sunday, January 23 at 3 p.m. in Bracebridge United Church, 46 Dominion Street; visitation and fellowship to follow in the Church Hall.
Memorial donations may be made to Bracebridge Public Library, 94 Manitoba Street, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 2B5.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-12 published
ARCHER, William Lee, LL.B., Q.C. L.Cdr., (Ret.)
On Sunday March 6, 2005 unexpectedly in Toronto in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Gwen and loving father of Janet. Bill was born in Hamilton, Ontario son of the late Reverend William L. ARCHER and Caroline L. MacGREGOR and is predeceased by his brothers Robert, Edward, Geoffrey and sister Isabelle. He is fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Bill was considered a man of strong principle, integrity "an honourable man". Bill grew up in the Niagara area and attended Ridley College. He started work in Toronto as an office boy and then as a junior with the Imperial Bank of Canada. In 1940 Bill joined the R.C.N.V.R. as an ordinary seaman, then a signalman and leading signalman. He trained at Royal Roads and received his commission as a Sub-Lieutenant. Bill saw service on the east coast, Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Atlantic Ocean in H.M.C.S. Lightfoot, and to the Pacific Ocean in H.M.C.S. Prince Rupert and was appointed Lieutenant Commander. After the war Bill graduated from McGill University and went to Osgoode Hall. He was called to the Bar in 1953 and appointed Queen's Council in 1962 and became a Life Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2003. Bill began as a partner in the firm Alexander, Hughes, Archer, and was as passionate about his practice of law as he was about political life. In 1958 he was elected to Toronto City Council and Metro Council. Bill had the ability to connect people, cut through red tape and problem solve. He had a great love of the city and was an active member of Council, as an alderman and controller. Bill served as a chairman of various committes on transportation, parks and works. He was the Coordinator of the Yonge Street Pedestrian Mall, and instrumental in obtaining the William Lyon Mackenzie fireboat. Bill had the habit of asking awkward questions and challenging our assumptions in searching for the right decision. He was keenly involved in urban development of the downtown core. He served as a member of the Planning Board and the Library Board and was much involved in providing the new Reference Library. Bill was Chairman Residential Division, United Appeal, a member of the 1972 Ontario Task Force on Policing, President of the International Institute and involved with various other community organizations. He served as a municipal politician until 1972, including a run for Mayor in 1966. Bill was appointed as the Commissioner for the Provincial Review of the Regional Municipality of Niagara from 1975 to 77. In later years Bill served on the Toronto Historial Board with a passionate dedication. In 1977 Bill received the Toronto Award of Merit. Bill sailed Star Boards and was a life member of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, the Board of Trade, and the Royal Canadian Legion, Fort York Branch as well as a member of Zeta Psi. Throughout his life he was an active member of the federal and provincial Progressive Conservative Parties. The family would like to thank the staff of the Emergency Room at the Toronto General Hospital for their kindness and caring. The family will receive Friends at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 stops lights west of Yonge St.) on Wednesday March 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. If desired, a memorial donation to YOUR favourite politician or political party would be appreciated. Cremation has taken place and a service will be held in Stamford, Ontario at a later date.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-17 published
Lawrence ROLUF, Aviator: 1914-2005
Prairie lad who was romanced by the glamour of flight had his wings even before the Second World War. Later, he perfected the role of the Canadian airborne firefighter
By Carol COOPER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Thursday, March 17, 2005 Page S9
From the age of 4 when he saw his first air show, Lawrence ROLUF felt passionate about flying. That passion led to an adventurous life, during which he encountered stars of both the celestial and terrestrial kind.
Mr. ROLUF flew fishermen to secluded spots, prospectors and their equipment to locate lodes, airmen on training during the Second World War, and transported the ill. He also conducted aerial geophysical surveys and water-bombed fires.
Among other planes, he flew Tiger Moths, Norsemen and long-range, amphibious Cansos in many countries. "He never got over the glamour of flight," said his youngest sister, Adele ARCHER. "To him, it was something that was amazing, and he never got over the wonder of it."
Mr. ROLUF's Scottish-born mother often said her eldest son led a vagabond existence. Frequently, his family did not know where he was until he phoned, often from a foreign country. His origins were less exotic. Born in rural Saskatchewan, he grew up in Winnipeg, and Red Lake, Ontario, where his father owned the local movie theatre. By the age of 12, he was building radios; during his teens, he fixed up old cars.
After completing high school, Mr. ROLUF worked in local mines to earn money for flying lessons, which he took in Windsor, Ontario Beginning in 1942, he flew recruits training in air observation at No. 7 Air Observer School in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba The school was one of 10 Air Observer Schools across Canada, and along with many other specialized schools was established as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.
Under the plan begun in late 1939, crews for the air forces of Canada, Britain, Australia and New Zealand were trained at airfields scattered across Canada. By its finish in 1945, the plan had trained 131,553 airmen, 55 per cent of them Canadian.
Historians J.L. Granatstein and Desmond Morton in Canada and the Two World Wars, published in 2003, describe the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan as "quite possibly Canada's major contribution to the war against the Axis powers."
As at all Air Observer schools, the recruits Mr. ROLUF flew at No. 7 Air Observer School learned aerial photography, reconnaissance and air navigation. Among those students Mr. ROLUF met was a young Richard Burton. He became acquainted with Lincoln ALEXANDER, also associated with the school. Mr. ALEXANDER went on to become a lieutenant-governor of Ontario, the first member of a visible minority to serve as such in Canada.
After the war, Mr. ROLUF set up his own small airline, called Chikuni after a river. The river was also known as Crooked River, so his family got a laugh out of calling Mr. ROLUF's business "Crooked Airline." He flew all manner of goods and people, including actor and Hollywood musical star Dennis Morgan to his favourite fishing hole.
Perhaps it was the nickname, but for some reason Mr. ROLUF's business did not last and he moved on to fly with Gold Bilt Air Services in Rouyn and Sept-Isles, Quebec From there, he piloted passengers and freight in wartime Cansos, the Canadian-built version of the U.S. Navy's Catalina. And, he did the same for the Distant Early Warning line. Once, after checking that his plane was securely lashed down for the night, he took a kick at a lump in the snow. The lump morphed into a young polar bear that ran the other way.
Mr. ROLUF moved from cold to hot climates when he flew geophysical surveys in Nigeria. While walking through an airport there, he heard his name called. It was Richard Burton, accompanied by Elizabeth Taylor. Ms. Taylor truly does have purple eyes, Mr. ROLUF later told his family.
On another of his jaunts, Mr. ROLUF delivered food to Cuba during the American embargo. He was met by Cuban soldiers bristling with arms. They relaxed when they saw the load of potatoes. Mr. ROLUF next worked in Australia, where he flew supplies from Darwin to New Guinea for a mining operation. Upon his return to Canada, he became ill with tuberculosis. Medications used to treat his lengthy illness permanently damaged his hearing.
Following his recovery, Mr. ROLUF joined Avalon Aviation in Gravenhurst, Ontario, where he began water-bombing. He was contracted out to different places, including Norway, France, Argentina and California. At home, he fought fires in Thunder Bay and trained water-bomber crews in Newfoundland.
Intelligent, a talented pianist and a loner, Mr. ROLUF got along well with wildlife. "He loved animals," Mrs. ARCHER said. "I think in many ways he related to animals better than he did to people."
As a teenager, her brother kept a pet crow in the attic. Later, he owned a race horse named Walhalla, which won one race and then became ill. It needed a lot of expensive medical attention and never raced again.
One of Mr. ROLUF's last flights occurred in 1989, when at the age of 75, he flew an old Canso, a large plane that demands a lot of physical strength, across the Atlantic. After hearing of his plans to deliver it to a museum in the Netherlands, a few in his family thought that he'd finally lost it -- until they received a call from Mr. ROLUF from Holland. He returned safely to retirement in Gravenhurst, Ontario, where he lived with his cats.
Lawrence Carl ROLUF was born on September 10, 1914 in Balcarres, Saskatchewan. He died on January 3 in hospital in Huntsville, Ontario, at the age of 90. He was predeceased a sister, Marjorie. He leaves brothers Albert and Fred, and sisters Grace KNECHTEL and Adele ARCHER.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-15 published
William ARCHER, Lawyer And Politician: 1919-2005
Toronto alderman was 'subtle, intricate -- one might even say devious -- but clever.' He failed to become mayor yet won respect as a dogged public servant who always did his homework
By Ron CSILLAG, Special to The Globe and Mail, Friday, April 15, 2005, Page S7
Toronto -- While the rest of the country has to reach for a thesaurus to find the words for how much it hates Toronto, William ARCHER was a rare breed: a man deliriously in love with the city.
Toronto was his town, every nook and cranny of it. An unabashed policy wonk, his encyclopedic knowledge of arcane bylaws, municipal regulations and rules of procedure came in handy in his years as a Toronto alderman, controller and mayoral candidate -- especially when he peppered his fellow councillors with pointed questions.
He saw himself as "one who has kept an eye on things, one who has raised questions," as he related to this newspaper in 1974. "The fact that I might raise questions has had an effect on people."
At times, it was "hard to see what effect that has, apart from irritation," wrote one city hall reporter of the day. "Much time is taken up with items he has raised."
The word "gadfly" came up now and then in relation to Mr. ARCHER, but it's one former Toronto mayor David CROMBIE dismisses.
"He was much too serious to be a gadfly," recalled Mr. CROMBIE, now president and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Urban Institute. "He provided very solid advice. We used to call him 'the grey eminence.' He was very serious about his politics."
And maybe even a little mischievous. At a 1974 council meeting, with Mr. CROMBIE absent, Mr. ARCHER called for a number of roll-call votes for reasons no one could quite understand. Then, the tactic became clear: He was racking up Mr. CROMBIE's absentee record, which, at the time, stood at about 17 per cent.
"Subtle, intricate -- one might even say devious -- but clever," pronounced The Globe and Mail.
A Toronto alderman from 1958 to 1974, with the exception of three years from 1966 to 1969, Mr. ARCHER was remembered by colleagues as dogged, almost obsessive about digesting the mass of the dry arcana city politicians confront every day.
"He was one of the few who did an enormous amount of homework," recalled Mr. CROMBIE, who was elected alderman in 1969 and was Toronto's mayor from 1972 to 1978. "There were a lot of people who would show up to meetings having read the executive summary or sort of skimmed [reports]. But Bill was very thorough -- a detail man -- one of the few who actually read the by-laws."
Mr. ARCHER's wife of 47 years, Gwen, is more blunt: "He had a mind like a rat trap. He could listen to two radios, the television and read the paper at the same time. He was so honest, it was sickening. And he'd talk to a fence post if it would talk back."
Even so, one colleague, alderman Karl JAFFARY, described Mr. ARCHER as "good at government but not at politics." Mr. CROMBIE once introduced Mr. ARCHER as "perhaps not the best politician, but by far one of the best and most devoted public servants this city has ever seen."
Born in Hamilton into a family of Anglican priests, Mr. ARCHER worked in Toronto as an office boy while still a teenager, and later as a junior with the Imperial Bank of Canada. During the Second World War, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, and served in the Atlantic and Pacific. He left the service with the rank of lieutenant-commander and never lost his love of the water, sailing seven-metre Star sailboats for years and enjoying a life membership in the Royal Canadian Yacht Club.
He attended McGill University in Montreal and Osgoode Hall law school in Toronto, excelling at both in debating, and established a Bay Street law practice before the political bug bit.
In 1958, he was elected to Toronto city council and to Metropolitan Toronto council, and served as Toronto's controller from 1963 to 1966, the year he made a run for mayor. After a 12-week campaign, he polled a respectable 41,000 votes, but lost to fellow controller William DENNISON, who proved a careful and quiet mayor. Some blamed Mr. ARCHER for causing the defeat of the more flamboyant incumbent mayor, Phil GIVENS, and as Mr. ARCHER told his supporters on election night, "We shook the city up quite a bit."
As former Toronto mayor, recent Senate appointee Art EGGLETON, remembers the '66 campaign, where Mr. ARCHER's slogan was " ARCHER listens, learns... leads."
"He followed it, though he didn't always go the conventional way," Mr. EGGLETON recalled. "Not everyone agreed with him, but he was man of his convictions."
Mr. ARCHER returned to his law practice after his defeat but surfaced in 1969 with three headline-grabbing feats: In May, he spent a weekend as a derelict in Toronto's Cabbagetown neighbourhood, living on handouts and sleeping in a flop house -- all designed, he said, to gauge the city's services to the destitute. "It was the most lonely and exhausting weekend of my life," he told reporters.
In July, he drove a taxi for a week. "Well, see, I'm doing it to learn more about my community," he explained as he handed out a six-page transcript of his recorded thoughts and impressions. "And let me tell you, it's the loneliest job in the world. I mean it." His tips went to the Brothers of the Good Shepherd, who put him up during his homeless weekend.
In August of that year, he walked the length of Toronto's waterfront to get to know the harbour.
To anyone cynical enough to suggest these were publicity stunts, Mr. ARCHER had an answer: Honni soit qui mal y pense (roughly, evil to him who thinks evil). Whatever it was, it worked, and in the 1969 elections, Mr. ARCHER was back on council. "His politics were old-fashioned progressive conservative, and I mean that as a complement, a type that's almost lost now," says Mr. CROMBIE, whose term on council overlapped with Mr. ARCHER's until 1972. "He was progressive on social issues and pretty strict on economic and financial issues. He was a man of principles -- his own."
In all, Mr. ARCHER represented three midtown and downtown wards, and served on a slew of influential committees and boards, including works, transportation and planning. He fought for better pensions for municipal employees, improvements to welfare and was chiefly responsible for building the city's new fire boat. He also co-ordinated the Yonge Street mall, a popular pedestrian walkway closed to traffic that lasted for a few years in the early 1970s.
He clashed with council on two major issues: a 45-foot height bylaw and the decision not to have separate elections for Metro and the city. He called the latter "the greatest tragedy of this council."
Mr. ARCHER lost to a left-wing candidate in the 1974 election but the next year, he was appointed commissioner of a provincial review of the Niagara region, followed by many years on the Toronto Historical Board. In 1997, he received the Toronto Award of Merit.
His fight against the status quo did not wane. In 1986, a task force on which Mr. ARCHER served suggested more than a dozen changes to the municipal voting process, including holding elections on a Sunday in October, with separate election days for mayor, council and school trustees.
Mr. ARCHER once said that voters make a few mistakes, but not as many as politicians. "I only know I needed to do what I considered the right thing," he said, "whether I stood alone or not."
William Lee ARCHER was born in Hamilton on September 25, 1919, and died in Toronto of heart failure on March 6. He was 85. He is survived by his wife, Gwendolyn (née BAMFORD,) and a daughter, Janet. A service will be held at a later date.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-19 published
DEWAR, Mary Archer (née FOWLDS)
Mary DEWAR, a daughter of the late Walter Millburne FOWLDS and Mary Alice ARCHER of Hastings, Ontario, died peacefully at home in Oakville, Ontario, on May 14, 2005, in her 95th year. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 55 years, David Marshall (Skin) DEWAR; by her brother, Harry FOWLDS; and by her sister, Isabel VAN DE GRIENDT of California. She was the dear mother of Marci (Jim EDWARDS) of Toronto and Midge (Michael DESROCHES) of Oakville; loved grandmother of Tracy EDWARDS (Jeff HALL,) Kate EDWARDS (Graham LEISHMAN,) and Will and Christie DESROCHES and great-grandmother of Marshall and Annie LEISHMAN. She was a graduate of Havergal College and the University of Toronto. A family service and cremation have taken place. Friends are invited to visit the family at a reception at the Oakville Club, 56 Water Street, Oakville, Ontario on Wednesday, June 1 from 2-4 p.m. Mary's family welcomes donations in her memory to the Oakville Hospital Foundation, 327 Reynolds Street, Oakville, Ontario L6J 3L7, for the Geriatric Unit.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-08 published
ARCHER, Vernon R. "Vern" (May 16, 1920-June 6, 2005)
It is with deep sadness that we announce Vern's death on Monday, June 6, 2005 at Toronto General Hospital surrounded by his family. Cherished husband and best friend of Patricia (Pat) for almost 61 years. Devoted and dearly loved dad of Leonore (Nick BARNARD,) Paul (Heather MacDONALD,) Marty (Karen KELLY,) Joanne (Keith KRITZER,) Larry (Kirste SPENCER) and Mary (predeceased May 24, 1974.) Proud grandpa of Matthew, (Clea CLARK) and Martha BARNARD, Mary Elizabeth and Alastair ARCHER, Graham, Erin and Emily KRITZER and Madeleine and Camille ARCHER. Delighted great-grandpa of Ruby Rose BARNARD. Treasured friend and brother-in-law of Sister Frances HAYES (C.S.J.) and Leonore and Vern MOORE. Vern was the youngest son of Margaret and Fred ARCHER. He was predeceased by his brothers Sydney, Leo and Russell. He will be lovingly remembered by Syd's children Adele ARCHER, Rosemary TUCKER, Lucille KENNEDY, Fred ARCHER and their families. Vern will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and a host of wonderful Friends. Vern was a proud Toronto Star employee for 36 years. When he retired in 1985 as Promotions and Public Relations Manager he left a job he truly enjoyed. In retirement he followed his heart to the Toronto Hunt Club where he enjoyed 18 years of golf and many special times with family and Friends.
The family will receive Friends at the Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston Road, (west of Victoria Park Ave.), Toronto 416-698-2861 on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint John's Roman Catholic Church (794 Kingston Road) on Friday, June 9, 2005 at 11 o'clock. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Michael's Hospital Foundation, Good Shepherd Refuge or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated. The family would like to thank Dr. Sudi DEVANESEN and Dr. Stuart HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON for their Friendship and many years of dedicated care. Heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful staff on the 10th floor Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Toronto General Hospital for their kindness and compassion.
"We love you Dad"
"Rest in Peace, Vern"

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-20 published
ARCHER, Kenneth Roy
Passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, June 16, 2005, at the age of 65. Loving husband and best friend of Ardie. Loving father of Eric and fiancée Charmaine, and Kristin and husband Fraser. Remembered by his brothers Brian and Paul and their families in England. Remembered also by Ardie's parents, sisters, brothers and their families. Ken had recently retired from his position as Chief Executive Officer of Hayward Gordon Ltd. Visitation will be held at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville, Ontario (905-844-3221), on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Memorial Service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 304 Spruce Street, Oakville, on Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 3 p.m. A reception to follow at the Oakville Club. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-22 published
ARCHER- SHEE, Geraldine Florence Beatrice "Gerry" (née WRIGHT)
Born 20 August 1920, passed away peacefully in her Tsawwassen home on Tuesday, July 19, 2005. Predeceased by her husband, Philip, she is survived by three sisters: Mary Jane JONES of Vegreville, Alberta, Melissa SKINNER of Arthurette, New Brunswick, Eloise MacKENZIE of Victoria, British Columbia, also by her daughter, Sharon, son James, daughter-in-law, Mary and grand_sons Nicholas and Fraser of Toronto and stepson, Anthony of Calgary. Gerry was an ardent supporter of the Canadian Diabetes Association, for which she worked a number of years. The service will be held on Friday July 22nd at 3 pm at the Delta Funeral Home, 5329 Ladner Trunk Road, Ladner, British Columbia. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Assoc. would be appreciated.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-30 published
ARCHER, Adam George
It is with profound sadness that the family announces the passing of our beloved Adam at home on August 27, 2005 at age 40, after a lengthy and courageous battle with leukemia. Adam will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Pamela, their children Amber and Colin, his mother and step father Helen and Elmer FOSTER of Ottawa, his father George of Westmount, his brother John (Helene) of Westmount and his sister Ann of Ottawa, his parents-in-law, Richard and Avis NORMAN of Woodstock, Ct. and their families. Adam was born in Montreal where he received his early education followed by secondary schooling and college in Toronto. For the last 15 years he has been a resident of North Troy, Vermont. The family wishes to thank relatives, Friends, medical staff and neighbours who stood steadfastly by to the very end. Visitation Friday, September 2 at the Curtis Birch Converse Rushford Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Rd., Newport, Vt. with a memorial service at 1: 30 p.m., September 3 in the adjoining chapel. (Tel. 802-334-6756). Reception to follow. No flowers please.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-28 published
ARCHER, Leonard Howard
Born August 20, 1927 - passed away suddenly in Oakville, Ontario on October 20, 2005. (Retired Dispatcher from Canadian National Railway). His hobbies were flying instructor, travelling, playing the piano, and most of all his wood working. Loving husband of Dorothy for 47 years. Leaves behind his sisters Dorothy SMITH (Lorne,) Vivian HETHERINGTON (Kent,) Audrey BROWN, and Margaret GAYNES (Jack). Brother-in-laws, Arnold (Rita) and Peter GERMANN (Collen). Sister-in-law Hilda (Joe) ROOYAKKERS. Fondly remembered by his nephews and nieces. Funeral Service was held on Monday, October 24, 2005 at the Oakview Funeral Home, Oakville, Ontario.
Final resting place at Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-28 published
JOHNS, Marjorie Lillian (née ARCHER)
Peacefully, at home on November 25, 2005. Loving mother of Robert and Barbara. Predeceased by husband Richard Thomas JOHNS. Grandmother of Ian and Erin. Great grandmother of Matthew. She will be missed.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-08 published
ARCHER, Carol
Friends and colleagues are invited to attend a commemorative "Celebration of Her Life" to be held Saturday, January 15th, 2005 in the Main Hall at St. Clemens of Ohrid, 76 Overlea Blvd. from 2: 00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Donations in Carol's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-18 published
ROSE, Ruth
Peacefully on January 16, 2005 at Toronto East General Hospital at the age of 62. Beloved wife to Joseph for 35 years. Loving mother of Steven and his wife Anna. Dear grandmother of Aaron. Cherished sister of Doreen and the late Charles ARCHER and their son Robert and Jim and his wife Mavis BULLOCK. She will be remembered as a dedicated aunt, cousin and friend. Friends and family may call at Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park Ave.) Toronto (416-698-2861) on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 from 6-7 p.m. A service to celebrate Ruth's life will be held in the chapel immediately following visitation at 7 o'clock. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-21 published
BOYER, Robert James
At Bracebridge, Ontario, in his 92nd year, on Thursday, January 20, 2005. Bob BOYER was a printer, newspaper editor and publisher, soldier, member of the Ontario legislature, vice-chairman of Ontario Hydro, author of a dozen books and booklets of Muskoka history, church organist and choir director, he helped start Santa's Village, the Bracebridge Historical Society, a bookstore, and two new newspapers. His life of active community service and public affairs entwined with Muskoka's progress. His lifetime engagement with literature, authorship, printing and publishing, libraries and books, as well as his political life, is told in the 2003 biography A Man and His Words by his son Patrick. A fourth generation Muskokan on both sides of his family, Robert was the son of George and Victoria (née ARCHER) BOYER. His brother Wilson predeceased him in 1998, as did his beloved wife Patricia (nee JOHNSON) in 1978, and their daughter Victoria BILLINGSLEY in 2004, and granddaughter Sarah BILLINGSLEY in 1968. His son-in-law Doug BILLINGSLEY died in 1993 and daughter-in-law Corinne BOYER in 1995. Surviving are son Patrick and daughter Alison, grandchildren Johnson BILLINGSLEY, Martha SAVAGE and Bronwyn BOYER, and five great-grandchildren: Douglas, Anne and Jane BILLINGSLEY, and Charlotte and Kate SAVAGE. Funeral service Sunday, January 23 at 3 p.m. in Bracebridge United Church, 46 Dominion Street; visitation and fellowship to follow in the Church Hall. Memorial donations may be made to Bracebridge Public Library, 94 Manitoba Street, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 2B5.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-28 published
CLINTON, Joseph Francis
On Thursday, January 27, 2005, in his 78th year. Beloved husband of June. Loving father of Julie. Dear grandfather to Jeffery FISHER. Will be sadly missed by family members: Joy, Tommy, Cecil O'REILLEY, Josephine and Maurice GRIFFIN, Bill and Joy McLEOD, Vana and Jim PRIDE, Clair and Nancy ARCHER, and Art HALL and pets Chester and Lucky. Mr. CLINTON will be resting at The G.H. Hogle Funeral Home Ltd., 63 Mimico Avenue, Etobicoke on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully appreciated.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-31 published
STODDART, William A.
(Retired from Bell Canada, Past President of Elmvale Lions Club and Past Chair of the Penetang General Hospital Board) Passed away suddenly at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Sunday, January 30, 2005, Bill STODDART of Horseshoe Valley (formerly of Orr Lake) in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Shirley Ann GOODE. Loving father of Lana (Richard) BERTRAM of Oro-Medonte, Don (Debbie) STODDART of Orr Lake and Kelly (Jeff) ARCHER of Orr Lake. Cherished grandfather of David, Scott, Rainee, Jazmin, Adam, Taylor, Brienna and Brooke. Brother of George (Margaret) STODDART of Burlington. Friends may call at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Thursday, February 3 at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation with interment at Elmvale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers. donations to the Dialysis Unit at Penetang General Hospital or the Royal Victoria Hospital Cancer Centre would be appreciated. Lions service at the Funeral Home, Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-12 published
ARCHER, William Lee, LL.B., Q.C., L.Cdr. (Ret.)
On Sunday, March 6th, 2005 unexpectedly in Toronto, in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Gwen and loving father of Janet. Bill was born in Hamilton, Ontario, son of the late Reverend William L. ARCHER and Caroline L. MacGREGOR and is predeceased by his brothers Robert, Edward, Geoffrey and sister Isabelle. He is fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Bill was considered a man of strong principle, integrity, "an honourable man". Bill grew up in the Niagara area and attended Ridley College. He started work in Toronto as an office boy and then as a junior with the Imperial Bank of Canada. In 1940 Bill joined the R.C.N.V.R. as an ordinary seaman, then a signalman and leading signalman. He trained at Royal Roads and received his commission as a Sub-Lieutenant. Bill saw service on the east coast, Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Atlantic Ocean in H.M.C.S. Lightfoot, and the Pacific Ocean in H.M.C.S. Prince Rupert and was appointed Lieutenant Commander. After the war Bill graduated from McGill University and went to Osgoode Hall. He was called to the Bar in 1953 and appointed Queen's Council in 1962 and became a Life Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2003. Bill began as a partner in the firm Alexander, Hughes, Archer, and was as passionate about his practice of law as he was about political life. In 1958 he was elected to Toronto City Council and Metro Council. Bill had the ability to connect people, cut through red tape and problem solve. He had a great love of the city and was an active member of Council, as an alderman and controller. Bill served as a chairman of various committees on transportation, parks and works. He was the Coordinator of the Yonge Street Pedestrian Mall, and instrumental in obtaining the William Lyon Mackenzie fireboat. Bill had the habit of asking awkward questions and challenging our assumptions in searching for the right decision. He was keenly involved in urban development of the downtown core. He served as a member of the Planning Board and the Library Board and was much involved in providing the new Reference Library. Bill was Chairman Residential Division, United Appeal, a member of the 1972 Ontario Task Force on Policing, President of the International Institute and involved with various other community organizations. He served as a municipal politician until 1974, including a run for Mayor in 1966. Bill was appointed as the Commissioner of The Provincial Review of the Regional Municipality of Niagara from 1975-77. In later years Bill served on the Toronto Historical Board with a passionate dedication. In 1997 Bill received the Toronto Award of Merit. Bill sailed Star Boats and was a life member of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, the Board Of Trade, and the Royal Canadian Legion, Fort York Branch as well as a member of Zeta Psi. Throughout his life he was an active member of the federal and provincial Progressive Conservative Parties. The family would like to thank the staff of the Emergency Room at the Toronto General Hospital for their kindness and caring. The family will receive Friends at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West on Wednesday, March 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. If desired, a memorial donation to Your favourite politician or political party would be appreciated. Cremation has taken place and a service will be held in Stamford, Ontario at a later date.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-23 published
POLOMSKI, Teddy
It is with much sadness that "the girls" must let Ted's many Friends and relatives know of his passing on April 21, 2005. After a long battle with cancer, Ted is finally at rest at age 74. Predeceased by his wife Sophia, his sister Helen UFNAL, and his parents Walter and Helen POLOMSKI. At Ted's request, cremation has since taken place. Daughters Tosia (David) ARCHER, Cindy (Brian) CRITCH and Ted's only grandchild Justin McCLELLAND, Barbara POLOMSKI (Cameron McLEOD,) and brother Wally (Maxine) POLOMSKI, wish to invite all those who knew Ted to attend a memorial service planned to celebrate his life at the Kirkfield Lions Club on May 1, 2005, 2-5 p.m.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-25 published
SHEPHERD, Charles Samuel
A 40 year employee of T. Eaton Company. Passed away peacefully on Friday April 22, 2005 at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital in his 88th year. Charles, beloved husband of the late Margaret SHEPHERD. Will be sadly missed by his loving companion Margaret PERKINS and her family. Cherished father of Linda and her husband Dick DENBOK, David and his wife Carole SHEPHERD and Susan and her husband Robert BUCKLEY. Survived also by his 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Predeceased by sisters Mary ARCHER and Leila BENEDICT. Visitation will take place on Monday April 25, 2005 from 7-9 in the evening at Fawcett Funeral Homes, Collingwood Chapel, 82 Pine Street. A Celebration of Mr. SHEPHERD's life will be held on Tuesday April 26, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Church in Collingwood. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Charles' memory. Friends may leave comments for the family on line by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-30 published
ARCHER, Kathy (née KELLY)
Passed away at home in Uxbridge on April 29th, 2005, in her 57th year. Beloved wife of Lyle for over 38 years. Loving mother of Stan (Melanie), Colleen (Jeff) Beach. Proud grandmother of Austin, Maddison, Bruce and Erin. Survived by her mother Mary KELLY and predeceased by her father Charles. Dear sister of Mike KELLY, Edward (predeceased,) Charles (Chic) and Betty HAYES. Family and Friends will be received at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073) for visitation on Sunday, May 1st, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Monday, May 2nd, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Inglesby Cemetery. In Kathy's memory, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Salvation Army.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-05 published
ARCHER, Rita
Passed away suddenly, but peacefully on Wednesday, May 4, 2005, following a lengthy illness at Centenary Hospital. She will be remembered by her loving husband John and her surviving children Mary-Jo (James DUBASH), John (Barbara GALLER- SMITH), Thomas (Robin WINN,) and Elizabeth. Rita was predeceased by her daughter Kathleen. She will be missed by her grandchildren Jerita DUBASH, Carl James DUBASH and Erin ARCHER. Visitation will be held at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Road (east of St. Clair Ave. E.) on Friday, May 6 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m. A small reception will follow at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Lung Association would be appreciated.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-08 published
Vern ARCHER, 85: Bled Star blue
Drive for the business inspired peers
Worked fervently for Star social causes
By Isabel TEOTONIO, Staff Reporter
Vern ARCHER may not have had ink in his veins but he was a newspaperman who bled Star blue.
"The Star was the love of his life," remembered his son Larry ARCHER yesterday. "He loved the newspaper business. He loved the daily adrenaline of it and he loved the people who were attracted to it."
Vern ARCHER, who worked at the Star for 36 years, died peacefully Monday at the age of 85 surrounded by his family in the Toronto General Hospital after a brief battle with cancer.
Born in Toronto's east end in 1920, ARCHER landed a job with the newspaper he'd grown up with in 1948 and started out working in the circulation department. While he toyed with the idea of becoming a sports writer, he found his calling in public relations and promotions. Once there, he poured all his energy into a paper whose mission he fully believed in. He retired from that department as manager in 1985 and was sent off by 300 of his closest Friends who threw a superb bash for him at Maple Leaf Gardens.
"He left the Star at 65 but never really left the Star," said ARCHER's son, Paul, a news editor at the Star. "He constantly had suggestions for me on how to improve the paper.
"The Star was in his blood... My dad is probably reading tomorrow's Star right now wherever he is."
Veteran reporter George GAMESTER described ARCHER as "a great ambassador for the Star," who always had a "twinkle in his eye."
ARCHER believed the Star, because of it size, was uniquely positioned to publicize and promote worthy events and was very conscious of associating the paper's name with only good causes.
"He made no bones about his biases, he bled Star blue," said ARCHER's son Larry.
"He felt that the Star prospered when it stayed true to its roots as a compassionate small-L voice in the community."
ARCHER was heavily involved in publicizing both the Star's Fresh Air Fund and Santa Claus Fund. In fact it was ARCHER who created the annual Christmas Carol concert at St. Paul's Anglican Church on Bloor St. to raise proceeds for the Santa Claus Fund.
While his commitment to the job is legendary, particularly among those who remember his involvement in launching the Sunday Star, readers have ARCHER to thank for pushing to have an Extra edition on the day of the Blue Jays' first game in April 1977. ARCHER kept a framed copy of the edition on his wall.
"He was one of the old loyal Star people," said former colleague Al SURMINSKY. " His passion for the paper drove him."
While his work demanded much of him, there were very few nights when ARCHER wasn't home for dinner with family, said Larry ARCHER, adding, "he led by example."
ARCHER leaves his wife Patricia ARCHER of 60 years, his daughters Leonore BARNARD and Joanne KRITZER and sons Paul, Martin and Larry, as well as nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He is pre-deceased by his youngest daughter, Mary ARCHER, who died in 1974 at 14.
Joanne KRITZER and Martin ARCHER are also long-time Star employees. KRITZER has worked over 30 years in the classified ad department and Martin ARCHER has worked 32 years in the circulation department.
Visitation at the Sherrin Funeral Home and Cremation Centre on Kingston Rd. will be tonight from 6 to 9 and tomorrow between 2 and 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
A funeral mass is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Saint John's Catholic Church on Kingston Rd.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-20 published
ARCHER, Kenneth Roy
Passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, June 16, 2005 at the age of 65. Loving husband and best friend of Ardie. Loving father of Eric and fiancée Charmaine and Kristin and husband Fraser. Remembered by his brother Brian and Paul and their families in England. Remembered also by Artie's parents, sisters, brothers and their families. Ken had recently retired from his position as Chief Executive Officer of Hayward Gordon Ltd. Visitation will be held at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville, Ontario (905-844-3221) on Wednesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Memorial Service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 304 Spruce Street, Oakville on Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 3 p.m. A reception to follow at The Oakville Club. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-18 published
WADDELL, Connie (née ARCHER)
In her 91st year. Peacefully at Altamont Nursing Home on July 16, 2005. Wife of the late Jack WADDELL. Loving mother of David, Ken and Judy. Grandmother of Sandra, Erin and Jason. Great-grandmother of Alana. Visitation Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.), with service to follow at 3 p.m. Donations to the Alzheimer Society or a charity of your choice.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-18 published
QUALLO, Winston
Peacefully on Monday, August 15th, 2005 at Scarborough General Hospital. Loving father to Mark and his wife Cebelle, Stacey, Larissa and stepfather to Careem BONNER. Winston was also a loving godfather to Malissa HAUGHTON. Beloved son to Beryl HUNTER of New York and Hubert QUALLO of Jamaica. Dear brother to Dale HUNTER of Pennsylvania, Marcia and her husband Chris LEWIS of New Jersey, Ingrid and her husband Dane KEATING of New York, Kimbal and his wife Lorna HOILETTE of Ohio, Marvin and his wife Sue of the United Kingdom, Alfonso and his wife Sandra of California and Denton of the United Kingdom. Grandfather to Jayden, Nia, Tahj and Jaylen. Winston was a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews as well as a cherished nephew and cousin to many. Will be sadly missed by Barbara PERRY and Deltha ARCHER. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Friday from 5-9 p.m. and on Saturday from 10: 30-11:30 a.m. at St. Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church, 59 Heather Rd., Scarborough (off Brimley, north of Sheppard). Funeral Mass to follow at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Christ the King Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-22 published
OSBORN, Alma (née METCALFE, formerly WALTON)
Veteran Royal Air Force 101 Bomber Squadron 1938-1946 With the dignity and courage which she displayed throughout her life, Alma passed away peacefully on September 18, 2005 at Milton District Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Alma leaves behind her beloved children Eric (Katrina) WALTON, June (Jay) WINTERS, cherished grandchildren Heath (Stephanie SPENCER) WALTON, Jeffrey (Mindy) WINTERS, Jillian WINTERS. Proud great-grandma to Megan LEIGH. Alma is survived by her devoted sisters Hilda FREAK and Christine (Kit) ARCHER. Loving aunt to Barbara (Bill) YAKUCHA, great-nephews Stephen, David, Barry, Brian, Bradley and great-niece Leslie. Predeceased by her brother Joe killed in action in World War 2, brothers-in-law Robbie FREAK and Bill ORANGE, and her nephew Peter SHELL. Cremation has already taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to Allendale Foundation in Milton or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family. All arrangements entrusted to the J. Scott Early Funeral Home, 21 James Street, Milton. "Forever Remembered"

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-27 published
BUTLER, David
(Former Employee Oshawa Public Utilities Commission and Former Business Manager International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 636) Suddenly on Sunday, September 25, 2005 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry, at age 73. David BUTLER of Port Perry, beloved husband of Irene BLAIN. Loved father of Maura and her husband Bill ARCHER of Bowmanville, Kathleen and her husband Craig ANDERSON of North Bay, Terence BUTLER and his wife Lucy of Bowmanville, and Glynis SYBIL (deceased.) Loving grandfather of Brodie, Stephen, Jesse, Amy, Rebekah and Veronica. David will also be missed by his former wife Elizabeth BUTLER of North Bay. Dear brother of Isabelle and her husband Gord BRYANT of Oshawa, and Larry BUTLER and his wife Audrey. The family of David BUTLER will receive Friends at the Wagg Funeral Home, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel", 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Tuesday, September 27th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service to celebrate his life will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, September 28th at 11 a.m. Interment Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Parkinson Society. On-line condolences may be left at www.waggfuneralhome.com

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-28 published
JOHNS, Marjorie Lillian (née ARCHER)
Peacefully, at home on November 25, 2005. Loving mother of Robert and Barbara. Predeceased by husband Richard Thomas JOHNS. Grandmother of Ian and Erin. Great grandmother of Matthew. She will be missed.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-07 published
LEQUELENEC, Jack
Passed away at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston, Ontario on Monday, December 5, 2005, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Eunice FLEMING/FLEMMING. Loved father of Larry and Faye LEQUELENEC of Beeton, Bryan LEQUELENEC of Minesing. Loving Papa of Stephen, Dana and Faron ARCHER, Elizabeth and John WATTS, Cindy and Randy GRAHAM, Bryna FOSTER and predeceased by his grand_son John LEQUELENEC. Lovingly remembered by his 5 great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered by his many Friends. Resting at the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria Street E., Alliston, Ontario on Thursday, December 8, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, December 9, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Alliston Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation, Alliston or New Tecumseth Public Library, Books for D.A. Jones Branch, Beeton would be appreciated.

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-13 published
KNOX, Margaret
Peacefully at Utterson, Ontario on Sunday, December 11, 2005. Marg KNOX of Utterson in her 71st year. Beloved wife of Duke. Dear mother of Bill KNOX and his wife Lynn of Utterson, Ontario, Debbie and her husband Ken FLEMING/FLEMMING of Bradford, Ontario, Kim and her husband Stan ARCHER of Utterson, Ontario, and Kevin KNOX and his wife Jocelyn of Huntsville, Ontario. Loving grandmother of eight. Dear sister of Madeline DOYLE of Haliburton and Sharon COMSTOCK and her husband Michael of Toronto. Resting at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday and 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday. Reception at Billingsley Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14. Donations to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com

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ARCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-18 published
DUNLOP, Frances Catherine (née ATKINSON)
Passed away peacefully on December 16, 2005 at Trillium Health Care Centre, Mississauga, in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her husband Leslie (1991.) Beloved mother of Joan DUNLOP and Peggy ARCHER and her husband Douglas. Loving grandmother of Anjanette (Anjie) KENT, Jennifer BUTTS, Robert ANDERSON and his wife Karen, Erin GIBSON and her husband Sean and their son Elliot, and Cameron ARCHER. Great-grandmother of Kane HERON. Sister of Alma McLEOD and the late Andrew ATKINSON. She will be greatly missed by her niece and nephews. A long time employee of Peel Memorial Hospital for over 60 years and a dedicated member of St. Paul's United Church, Brampton. Friends may call Resting at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, 905-451-2124, on Sunday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Ward Chapel on Monday, December 19, 2005 at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to francesdunlop@wardfh.com

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