BAX o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-02 published
VISSER, Sophia (formerly VAN DER MEER, née ALKEMA)
Sophia at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Friday, April 1, 2005 in her 81st year. Wife of the late Edward VAN DER MEER and the late Dirk VISSER. Dear mother to John VAN DER MEER and wife Nellie of Halifax, Jim VAN DER MEER and wife Susan of Dryden, Ivan VAN DER MEER and friend Lisa of Southwold Township, Rachel JACOBS and friend Darwin of Walsingham, Edith VAN HARN and husband Bert of R.R.#5, Langton, Audrey LORD and fiance Doug of Iona Station and Edwina MARSHALL and husband Paul of New York State. Step-mother to Clarence VISSER and wife Audrey, Margriet BAX and husband Hank. Also survived by a brother and a sister and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-greatgrandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Born in Franeker, The Netherlands on March 21, 1925 daughter of the late Jelle and Richtje (HERKENS) ALKEMA. Sophia came to Canada in 1948 and was a member of the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Aylmer Christian Reformed Church on Monday, April 4, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment, Elmdale Cemetery. Reverend Richard DE LANGE, officiating. Donations to the Children's Hospital of Western Ontario would be appreciated. Sopia was a foster mother to newborn babies. "Children were her life."

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BAX o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-15 published
BAX, Jacob Brian
Suddenly at St. Joseph's Health Centre, London on Friday, October 14, 2005, Baby Jacob Brian BAX. Precious and much loved infant son of Albert and MaryLynne of R.R.#4 Denfield. Sadly missed by his sisters Ashley, Jessica and Leanne all at home. Dearly loved grand_son of John and Paula BAX of Parkhill and predeceased by grandparents Howard and Donna ROBBINS. Baby Jacob will be sadly missed by family and Friends. Cremation. A private service will be held at a later date. Interment of cremated remains at Dorchester Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit at St. Joseph's Health Centre or a charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged. (Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester 268-7672 in charge of arrangements.)

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BAX o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-22 published
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BAX o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-10 published
VAN HOOYDONK, Louis
At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Tuesday, November 8, 2005, Louis VAN HOOYDONK of Alvinston in his 49th year. Beloved husband of Joanne (DONKERS) VAN HOOYDONK. Loving father of Elizabeth and John. Dear brother of John (Annie,) Mary (Theo) VANDERAA, Franz (Brenda), Case (Karen), Annie (Louis) BAX, Ben (Lisa), Corrie ELLIOT/ELLIOTT (Bob PAYNE) and brother-in-law of Bill (Ann) DONKERS, Martina DONKERS, John DONKERS, Peter (Josina) DONKERS, Betty (Harry) MEZENBERG, Mary (Bill) MEUWISSEN, Jerry DONKERS, Margaret (Mike) STENGER, Josie (Lyle) STEVEN. Also survived by several nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents, Jack and Joanne VAN HOOYDONK and brother-in-law George ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Charles Church, Glencoe on Friday November 11 at 1: 00 p.m. Fr. Frank MURPHY officiating. Interment St. Matthew's Cemetery, Alvinston. Memorial donations may be made to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation or Charity of your choice.

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BAXENDALE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-05 published
A crusader for organ donation
Liz MAXWELL never forgot gift of life she received
Always positive vigorous dynamo forever on the go
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
A few years ago, Liz MAXWELL and her husband, Mike TRUSZ, sat down and made a list of things they wanted to do. Although MAXWELL always referred to it as a work in progress, they came up with 30 items, most of which were pretty adventurous: See the Yukon, the Galapagos, hit the South Pacific, sail the Greek Islands, sail their own boat to the Bahamas.
They did quite a lot on that list -- and many other things that weren't on it -- before MAXWELL died of internal hemorrhaging at Mount Sinai Hospital on July 30, two days after she had laughingly dragged TRUSZ down the main street of Collingwood during that town's annual Elvis festival, one day after becoming suddenly and seriously ill.
She was only 56, a dynamo, a vigorous, athletic, fit woman who jogged, skied, played tennis, and rode her bike 20 or 30 kilometres several times a week on the Trans Canada Trail outside her home. She volunteered with families of victims of violence and her local association for community living, and crusaded for the environment.
What many of her shocked neighbours and Friends in Fenelon Falls had forgotten was that MAXWELL had been living on what amounted to borrowed time since December 22, 1992, when she received a liver transplant.
MAXWELL never did forget.
Every year she wrote to the family who had authorized the donation of their loved one's liver to let them know their gift was being well used.
Two weeks before MAXWELL died, her article about competing in the 1997 World Transplant Games on the Olympic site in Sydney, Australia, appeared in The Globe and Mail, timed to promote the upcoming 2005 Games in London, Ontario
In it she relived her liver failure, the transplant, the long year before she could walk, run and work again. She described standing on the starting line massaging her transplant incision that connected her always with her donor, and how her tears began with the starter's gun.
It is a polished gem of a story, written with skill and heart.
"She couldn't express her gratitude enough," said her youngest son, Cameron WEBSTER, 19. "She would have written a whole book if she could."
And MAXWELL had been working on an anthology of interviews with transplant recipients and donors, one of several writing projects she shared with her writing group. For two years, she drove to Toronto every two weeks to meet with them.
"She wanted to be a good writer; it was so important to her," said Gwenlyn SETTERFIELD. She wrote about living in the country, her prom dresses and travels with her father, a naval commander, but most of all she wrote about her transplant.
"She'd warn us: 'It's another transplant piece,'" Rose ZGODSINSKI recalled. "It was definitely her main message."
In 2002, MAXWELL wrote about attending the funeral of a son's favourite sailing instructor whose family had donated his organs to others: "These gifts contribute to the collective unconscious the certainty that there is in the world, in the purest sense, charity and love."
She was always willing to speak at schools and meetings about the organ donor program.
"She was a big advocate," said Dr. Les LILLY, a surgeon with the transplant program at Toronto General Hospital, where MAXWELL was one of 65 people who received new livers in 1992.
With one of the largest liver transplant programs in Canada, the hospital now performs more than 300 adult transplants a year with increasingly better results. In 1992, only about 70 per cent of recipients were expected to live more than a year. It's now about 90 per cent.
"The only thing holding us back is getting more donors," said LILLY. Canada has one of the worst rates of organ donations in the western world. And Toronto has the lowest rate of any Canadian city. "The fact that one-third of liver transplants use living donors shows you how desperate we're getting."
People like MAXWELL who promote the donor program are crucial to its success, he said.
"We have patients pushing 20 years. We expect indeterminate longevity," said Dr. Greg PAUL, who operated on MAXWELL. " Liver transplants are one of the most successful transplant procedures. Liz MAXWELL would be a testament to that."
She always lived full out. An athlete in high school and at Queen's University, she began her teaching career as a physical education instructor and was aware of nutrition and the benefits of jogging long before either became fashionable, according to TRUSZ, a retired high school principal.
Raised in Ottawa, she moved to Fenelon Falls with her first husband, Jim WEBSTER, 28 years ago.
When she and TRUSZ were starting to become involved, MAXWELL told him that she had a serious liver problem and that there would be no hard feelings should he want to leave. He stayed and they sailed together in the British Virgin Islands two years running and took what TRUSZ calls "a trip of a lifetime" to Newfoundland in 1991.
But early in 1992, her liver failed and she was in a coma for five days. "There were medical people who thought she wouldn't survive," said TRUSZ. She was put on the transplant list, taken off it and put back on when she had a setback that September. On December 21, she was making gingerbread houses with sons Graham, Jamie and Cameron when the phone rang
TRUSZ remembers it vividly. He was frozen on the stairs knowing it was a call from Risa CASHMORE, then the transplant co-ordinator at Toronto General Hospital.
An hour later they were driving to Toronto; 10 hours later, MAXWELL was being wheeled into the operating room. "It was amazing to see her progression after the transplant," said TRUSZ. " She struggled to walk to the washroom, but she set goals. Walk to the mailbox, then walk two blocks and back. She was very disciplined."
A year later she and TRUSZ married, she was back teaching and riding the trail bike TRUSZ had given her for Christmas. The family skied every winter; summers they sailed Georgian Bay in the Resolute, the 27-foot sailboat TRUSZ built. They travelled to Portugal and took the two youngest boys out of school to spend almost three months in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, when she won a silver medal in the three-mile race at the World Transplant Games.
Back home, she attacked life every day, taking her medication load twice daily but always living well, making sure her life was rich, balanced and complete, but never cutting herself any slack. "She'd always pick up her own tennis balls," Cameron said, recalling the time shortly after her transplant when a nurse was looking after her at home as her middle son, Jamie, began to choke on a sandwich.
"My mom was one month out of the hospital with a transplant, but she was up so fast and had him in the Heimlich manoeuvre. It was her nature. She was always there for us."
When a neighbour and fellow teacher also needed a liver transplant almost a year ago, MAXWELL counselled him on what to expect. "The only thing Liz had difficulty talking with me about were the dark moments," said Rowland BAXENDALE. "It was indicative of how she lived her life. Liz's days didn't have dark moments. She was a very positive person."
He never knew until her funeral that MAXWELL had visited him in intensive care right after his transplant, but he was always aware that she was showing him how to live by her own example.
"She is still teaching me a lot," he said. "I'm constantly reminding myself to deal with matters more enjoyably, to relish every moment as they happen."
MAXWELL lived up to her credo. Two years ago, she wrote each member of her family a note "expressing feelings that aren't often enough expressed," said TRUSZ. " She didn't take her good fortune lightly or for granted."

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BAXTER o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-06-15 published
FISHER, Judy Lynn (née McGUIRE)
After a lengthy battle with cancer at the Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale on Friday, June 10, 2005. Judy McGUIRE of Portlaw in her 40th year was the devoted wife of Bev FISHER and loving mother of Rebecca, Andrea and Monica all at home. Cherished daughter of Freda and Vern McGUIRE of Thornbury. Dear sister of Brenda DEACON (Ray BAXTER) of London and Dave (Irene) McGUIRE of Clarksburg. She will be loved and remembered by her nieces Karen, Heather, nephews, Ben, Iain, Kevin, great nephews, Bishop, Quinton and her many aunts, uncles, cousins, her in-law family and Friends. The family received Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton, on Sunday, June 12. Service was held at the Gentle Shepherd Community Church, Eugenia on Monday, June 13. Cremation followed by interment Flesherton Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.
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BAXTER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-20 published
CAMMIDGE, Laura Catherine (HOFFMAN)
Peacefully at Gateway Haven Nursing Home, Wiarton, on Sunday, June 18th, 2005. Laura (HOFFMAN) CAMMIDGE, of Wiarton, in her 90th year, beloved wife of Carl CAMMIDGE. Dear sister of Evelyn ALLAN, of Georgetown; Dorothy CARLETON, of Rockwood; Vicki (Fred) BAXTER, of Wiarton; Gloria BANK, of Apple Valley, California Gordon (Nicoline) and Carman (Gail) both of Sault Ste. Marie, Ted, of Southriver and Gerald, of Brampton. Sister-in-law of Dorothy COLLINS of Wiarton. Predeceased by two sisters, Marjorie CRAIG and Marion WELSH and three brothers, William, Albert and Ronald. The funeral service will be held at the George Funeral Home, 430 Mary Street, Wiarton, on Wednesday, June 22nd at 2: 30 p.m., with Reverend Ed LAKSMANIS officiating. Visitation one hour prior to the time of service. Interment Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. Donations to the Friends of Gateway would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com
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BAXTER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-27 published
McDERMID, Adeline Mary (née BAXTER)
After a courageous battle with cancer, at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Durhan on Sunday, December 25th, 2005. The former Adeline Mary BAXTER, of Durham, in her sixtyseventh year. Beloved wife of Mel McDERMID. Loving mother of Dawn GRAYDON and her friend Steve FITZSIMMONS of Hanover and Jonathon McDERMID of Durham. Cherished grandmother of Quintin and Lukas. Sister of Margaret (Ron) RAPP of Walkerton. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her parents Ernest and Ethel BAXTER. Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.. A Celebration of Life for Adeline McDERMID will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock. Cremation. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Durham Presbyterian Church Celebration and Memorial Fund or the Durham and Community Health Care Foundation Hospital Fund, would be appreciated by the family.

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BAXTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-27 published
McGIBBON, Ellen Margaret (formerly MAHOOD, née SMITH)
Thank you God, Thank you for answering mom's final prayer. With peace in her heart Ellen Margaret McGIBBON (née SMITH) (MAHOOD) passed away at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Tuesday, January 25th, 2005. Thankful to God for the loves of her life. Predeceased by husband Bill McGIBBON (1996,) Ray MAHOOD (1954.) Loving mom of Susie and Rob HARLAND (1986) and Marnie, Billy McGIBBON Jr., Margaret and Dean WATCHORN, and Jamie and Laurie McGIBBON. Forever mom to Peg and Lyne. Loving and caring nanny of Julie-Ellyn HARLAND (Ernie,) Nicole, Allison and Stephanie McGIBBON, and Kaitie and Evan WATCHORN. Dear sister of Phyllis (2000) and Bert HAGGIS, Jeanne and Jack BAXTER, Fred and Anne SMITH, Ethel and Doug HOGG and Carole Ann and Frank DICKER. Auntie Ellen to all her cherished nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a granddaughter Kristi-Lyn and her parents Bill and Florence SMITH of London. Visitation at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe St. W., Strathroy on Friday, January 28th from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held from St. John's Anglican Church, head St. S., Strathroy on Saturday, January 29th at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Father Willie KAMMERER officiating. Interment in Hyde Park Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Saint John's Altar Guild on behalf of Ellen would be appreciated by the family. Thank you God, Thank you. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Ellen.

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BAXTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-12 published
PRENTICE, Yvonne
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, London on Thursday, March 10th, 2005, Yvonne PRENTICE of London in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of Walter PRENTICE for 63 years. Dear mother of Carol DECKER and her husband John of Port Elgin, Gary PRENTICE and his wife Shirley of Mount Brydges and Heather BROOKS and her husband Christopher of London. Dear sister of Verna BANNON and June BAXTER both of London. Loving grandmother of Nancy Haywood and her husband Dean HENRY, Janie GARROD and her husband Larry, Cari VITEZ and her husband Paul, Denice WILLIAMSON and her husband Ted, Dean PRENTICE and his wife Julie, and Kristin DENSMORE. Also loved by her 11 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm on Sunday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the funeral chapel at 11: 00 a.m. on Monday, March 14th, 2005 with Reverend Teresa CORRIGAN of Church of the Epiphany officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, Ontario N6A 3R6 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 442 Adelaide Street North, London, Ontario N6B 3H8.

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BAXTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-09 published
McDONALD, Kathleen " Tootsie" (WINTERBOTTOM)
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Thursday, April 7, 2005, Kathleen (Tootsie) (WINTERBOTTOM) McDONALD, of Ingersoll, in her 79th year. Wife of the late Raymond McDONALD (1978.) Dear mother of Mark and his wife Wendy of Woodstock, Kevin of Woodstock and Kirk and his wife Jenny of R.R.#4, Ingersoll. Dear grandmother of Richard, Kathy, Josh, Kyle and Lia and great-grandmother of Braedon. Dear sister of Joan McKIM of Ingersoll and Carol PEACH of Woodstock. Predeceased by one son Randy McDONALD (1998,) two brothers Stan and George WINTERBOTTOM and one sister Eileen BAXTER. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S. Ingersoll Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Fr. M. KAMINSKI officiating. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Alexandra Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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BAXTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-18 published
BAXTER, Ada and Joe
In loving memory of a dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Ada, who passed away April 18, 1990 and a dear father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Joe, who passed away March 2002.
We think of you in silence
And often speak your names
But all we have are memories
And your pictures in a frame.
But we know you walk beside us
And when our lives are through
We pray that God will take our hands
And lead us straight to you.
Sadly missed by daughters Eileen (Terry) and Jo-Anne, sons David and Scott and families.

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BAXTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-18 published
BAXTER, John " Jack"
In memory of John (Jack) BAXTER who passed away April 18, 1996.
Every day in some small way
Memories of you come my way.
Though absent, you are ever near
Still loved, still missed, always dear.
Forever Marion.

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BAXTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-23 published
McDONALD- DUCHARME
Peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre - University Campus, on Friday, April 22, 2005, Janette McDONALD- DUCHARME, of London, in her 65th year. Loving mother to Andrew LAYDEN (Brenda) and Janice MURPHY (Joe.) Cherished grandmother of Barbara, Jaimie, Christopher and Meagan. Dear sister of Nan PRESTON, Frank McDONALD, the late Agnes HAMILTON and the late Margaret INCHES, all of Scotland. Lovingly remembered by Ray DUCHARME and by her niece Anne BAXTER and her family. Janette will also be sadly missed by extended family and numerous Friends in both Ontario and Scotland. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Sunday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Monday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. with prayers being conducted Monday at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. George's Parish, 1164 Commissioners Rd. W, on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Janette are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation -Multi Organ Transplant Unit.

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BAXTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-09 published
McKIM, Joan (née WINTERBOTTOM)
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll, on Saturday, May 7, 2005, Joan (WINTERBOTTOM) McKIM, of Ingersoll, in her 80th year. Daughter of the late John and Vera WINTERBOTTOM. Dear mother of Robert and his wife Bonnie of London, Donna Lee and her husband David WILKENS of Lakeside, John and his wife Bernice of Ingersoll and Brian and his wife Christine of Thamesford. Dear grandmother of Jennifer, Bradley, Angela, Colin and Nathan. Dear sister of Carol PEACH of Woodstock. Predeceased by two brothers George WINTERBOTTOM (2001) and Stanley WINTERBOTTOM (2002) and two sisters Eileen BAXTER (2003) and Kathleen McDONALD (2005.) No funeral home visitation. Cremation has taken place. Friends and family are invited to a graveside service at Ingersoll Rural Cemetery on Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. followed by a remembrance reception at Trinity United Church, Ingersoll. Reverend Bill MAYOROS officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alexandra Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by calling McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, Ingersoll (519-425-1600).

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BAXTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-28 published
DENOMME, Ronald Maxime
At his residence on Sunday, June 26, 2005, Ronald Maxime DENOMME, age 53 of Bluepoint, Forest. Much loved father, stepfather, and best friend of Renee PERRY, Jeff DENOMME, Rhonda and Glenn BAXTER, Tanya and Eric KELCH, Tara and Brad CRERAR and Tabi HAROLD. Loving Poppy to Jessica, Daniel, Colin, Andrew, Emily and Owen. Dear son of Jerome DÉNOMMÉ and the late Marie. Survived by sister and brothers, Marlene (George) HARVEY, Jim (Maureen) DENOMME, Ken DENOMME, Dennis DENOMME, and the late Lennis (Betty) DENOMME. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2005 please contact Smith Funeral Home (519) 542-5541 to confirm time and location. Sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Memories and condolences may be sent on line to www.smithfuneralhome.ca Ron will be missed by many loyal Friends.

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BAXTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-08 published
TULLETT, Gilbert, " Gil"
With quiet dignity Gilbert, "Gil" TULLETT passed away at Victoria Hospital, on Saturday, August 6, 2005. Gil was born in Droitwich, England on 26th of June, 1915 and was the beloved husband of Vera " Viv" (2003.) Dear father of Ann and Murray NEILSON of London, Ontario and Anthony and Heather TULLETT of Oromocto, New Brunswick. "Grandpa" was loved by six grandchildren, Jamie and Mark NEILSON, Christopher and Joshua TULLETT and Nicole and Laura MURPHY. He will be missed by his sisters-in-law Ruby ATTWOOD of Romford, England and Pat BAXTER of London, Ontario, and their families. Friends will be received on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 from 10: 00-11:00 a.m. where a memorial service will be conducted immediately following the visitation at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, at 11: 00 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Gil are asked to consider the Parkwood Hospital Palliative Care Unit.

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BAXTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-18 published
BAXTER, Robert L.
A resident of Chatham, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at the age of 76. Born in Thamesville, son of the late William and Mable (ELLIS) BAXTER. Bob was retired from International Harvester. Beloved husband of the late Colleen (PHILLIPS) BAXTER (2002.) Loving father Amos BAXTER and his wife Irma of Niagara Falls, Dorothy INGLIS and her husband Stephen of Courtright, Burt BAXTER of Chatham, Bill BAXTER and his wife Patricia TENGELIS of Sarnia, Jim BAXTER and his wife Gail of Chatham, and Catherine SIDDALL and her husband Gary of Bothwell. Cherished grandfather of Kerry, Malcolm, Rebecca, and Kevin INGLIS, Billie Jo BAXTER, Cynthia (BAXTER) and her husband Todd BUGERA, Dan, Chris, and Michelle WAMMES, Tyler and Sean SIDDALL. Dear brother of Marg MOREHOUSE of Thamesville, Shirley SIMPSON of Brampton, Marilyn MORTELE of Ridgetown, and Beverly and her husband Eric MacDONALD of Carrying Place, Ontario. Fondly remembered by sister-in-law Virginia BLAKELY of Croton, brothers-in-law Jim, Don and Bev PHILLIPS, and mother-in-law June POAG of London. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. At Bob's request, there will be no public visitation or funeral. Cremation has taken place and a Family Interment Service will occur at a later date. Cremation with interment in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. If desired, donations to Canadian Cancer Society or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation may be arranged at the McKinley Funeral Home, Chatham (519-351-2040). Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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BAXTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-31 published
BAXTER, George William
Peacefully at the London Health Sciences Centre on Tuesday, August 30, 2005, George William BAXTER of London, formerly of Grand Bend and Stouffville in his 73rd year. Beloved husband for 52 years of Joan BAXTER of London. Loving brother of Joy and the late John STUDD of Toronto. Dear brother-in-law of Kenneth and his wife Vida PREECE of Toronto. Loved by his nieces Jennifer, Shari, Diane and Emily and nephews Tedd, John James, Michael, Christopher, Nicholas and Matthew. A Celebration of George's Life will be held at the Stouffville United Church on Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Bob NIGHTINGALE officiating. Interment Stouffville Cemetery. Donations to the charity of choice gratefully acknowledged. McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, Lambeth (519) 652-2020 in care of arrangements.

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BAXTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-06 published
BAXTER, William
Who left us suddenly 5 years ago today There will always be a heartache And often a silent tear But always precious memories Of the days when you were here. We hold you close within our hearts And there you will remain To walk with us throughout our lives Until we meet again. Sadly missed by wife Jean, daughters Brenda and Ann, son-in-laws Eric and Rick and grandchildren Stephen, Michael, Julianne, Benjamin and Jillian.

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BAXTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-10 published
BAXTER, Edward Samuel " Sam"
Surrounded by his loving family, at London Health Sciences, University Campus on Thursday, September 8, 2005 Edward Samuel (Sam) BAXTER, age 76 of Sarnia. Sadly missed by his loving wife and best friend, 51 years, Muriel (EASTMAN) BAXTER. Loving father of Charles and Sharon BAXTER, Cal and Cheryl TRANTER. Dear grandfather of Jeremy and Dalton BAXTER, Branden, Marcus and Nathan TRANTER. Predeceased by parents Edward Richard (Ted) and Adah (DOTZERT) BAXTER, sister-in-law Joan EASTMAN. Survived by sisters Fred and Ardis MAXFIELD, Carl and Lucy BRYSON and brother Dave BAXTER. Brother-in-law of Wilfred and Pat EASTMAN, Blake and Joanne EASTMAN, Gerry and Eleanor HUNT. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Sam was retired from Inter City Trucklines in August 1989 and a member of St. Luke's United Church. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Monday, September 12, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Arkona Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. and evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Sympathy through donations to the Stroke Recovery or the Charity of your Choice would be appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be sent online to www.smithfuneralhome.ca "Keep those wheels rolling Dad"

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BAXTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-30 published
POAG, June Isabella (formerly PHILLIPS, née KNIGHT)
Of Chateau Gardens, London, and formerly of Chatham and Wabash, passed away peacefully on Saturday October 29, 2005, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late James W. POAG (1995) and William A. PHILLIPS (1963.) Survived by her sons Don (Pat) PHILLIPS of London, Jim (Peggy) PHILLIPS of London, and George (Susan) PHILLIPS of Ottawa, and step-daughter Virginia. Dear grandmother of Daryl (Renee) PHILLIPS, Michael (Krista) PHILLIPS, Carolyn (Jeff) SAUVÉ, Jeff (Jessica) PHILLIPS, Darlene (Ken) HILLGARTNER, Michael SEIP, Christine (Paul) MURPHY, Caryn (Jason) PHILLIPS, Jason MURPHY, Sarah MURPHY, Joshua MURPHY, Joshua (Cynthia) PHILLIPS, Brooke PHILLIPS and step-grandchildren Ann (Doug) KIRKHAM, Amos (Irma) BAXTER, Dorothy (Steve) INGLIS, Bill (Pat) BAXTER, Burt BAXTER, Cathy (Gary) SIDDALL and Jim (Gail) BAXTER. Also surviving are 31 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Survived by sister-in-law Doris KNIGHT, brothers Charles (Margaret Ann) KNIGHT, Eldon (Ellen) KNIGHT, Ronald (Winnifred) KNIGHT and Lyle (Sharon) KNIGHT and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Merton KNIGHT and Elizabeth JACKSON, brother Carl KNIGHT, step-mother Agnes DYKEMAN and step-daughter Colleen BAXTER. June was a member of Siloam United Church as well as a long term member for 57 years of the Wabash Women's Institute and the Rebekah Lodge, Dresden, for over 34 years. Family and Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street, London (between Colborne and Waterloo St.), on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted at Siloam United Church, 1240 Fanshawe Park Road East, London, on Tuesday November 1, 2005, at 11: 00 a.m. Interment will follow at 3: 30 p.m. Tuesday in the Mayhew Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Thamesville. Online condolences can be expressed at www.loganfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. POAG.

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BAXTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-07 published
SITTS, Murray Lorraine
Of Tillsonburg, passed away at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Saturday, November 5, 2005 in his 83rd year. Born in Dereham Township on April 13, 1923, Murray was the son of late Thomas and Stella Mae (COMPEAU) SITTS. Murray was predeceased by his wife Betty Jean (PETTMAN) (1995,) a sister Betty (BAXTER) SITTS (2004,) and brothers Robert SITTS (1989) and Peter SITTS (1940.) Survived by brothers-in-law Bill BAXTER and Don PETTMAN both of Tillsonburg. Loving father of Larry SITTS, and Wayne SITTS and companion Tammy STAGER all of Tillsonburg, Jim SITTS and wife Sharalee of R.R.#1, Brownsville, and Bonnie SITTS as well as Sharon VANCE and husband Tom all of Tillsonburg. He will be sadly missed by his 7 grandchildren as well as 6 great-grandchildren. Also survived by aunt Doris COMPEAU. Cremation will take place. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (519-842-5221) on Saturday, November 12, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with Royal Canadian Legion Padre Reverend Richard JONES officiating. The Sitt's family will be receiving visitors from 12 noon till service time. Interment of ashes will follow at Tillsonburg Cemetery. Memorial donations (payable by cheque only) may be made to the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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BAXTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-21 published
OAKLEY, Charles Godfrey
Grand Bend, Ontario, surrounded by his loving family, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 19, 2005 at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, Ontario. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia he was the son of the late Charles Alexander OAKLEY and Elsie WAMBOLT) OAKLEY. He was held membership in the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers International Union of America for 50 consecutive years. He was presented with his gold card in 2003. Surviving is his wife Eva Evelyn (CROCKER) OAKLEY, daughters: Doreen (Ted) BAXTER, Sharon (Gerald) KROESBERGEN, Evelyn (Larry) WRIGHT, Rosemarie OAKLEY, Gloria (Gary) DUNCAN, Cathy Ann OAKLEY (Dan), sons Earl Godfrey OAKLEY (Patti,) Robert OAKLEY (Ally.) Dear step father of Carol SUMMERFIELD (Randy), Joseph KISH and Jody KISH (Rob). Dear grandpa of 32 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Lawrence (Marie) OAKLEY, Iona (Albert) McCARTHY, Blanche (Ray) MICHEAU, Cynthia (Andy) OBBEMA, Beverley (Gus BROOKS) OAKLEY and predeceased by Llewellyn Blanchard OAKLEY (Maureen) of London, Ontario, Deanna (Ed) CLARIDGE, and grandchildren Deanna Lynn KINGMA, Gerald Geoffrey KROESBERGEN, Brian LILLYCROP and Patience HODGSKINS. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for visitation on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 1-3 p.m. where the funeral service will be on Thursday, December 22, 2005 at 3 p.m. Interment at Saint Marys Cemetery, Woodstock at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice. Private Interment at Saint Mary's Cemetery, Woodstock at a later date.

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BAXTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-02-01 published
McGIBBON, Ellen Margaret (formerly MAHOOD, née SMITH)
Thank you, God, thank you, for answering moms final prayer. With peace in her heart, Ellen Margaret McGIBBON (née SMITH) (MAHOOD) passed away at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Tuesday, January 25, 2005. Thankful to God for the loves of her life. Predeceased by husband Bill McGIBBON (1996,) Ray MAHOOD (1954.) Loving mom of Susie and Rob HARLAND (1986) and Marnie, Billy McGIBBON Jr., Margaret and Dean WATCHORN, and Jamie and Laurie McGIBBON. Forever mom to Peg and Lyne. Loving and caring nanny of Julie-Ellyn HARLAND (Ernie,) Nicole, Allison, and Stephanie McGIBBON, and Kaitie and Evan WATCHORN. Dear sister of Phyllis (2000) and Bert HAGGIS, Jeanne and Jack BAXTER, Fred and Anne SMITH, Ethel and Doug HOGG, and Carole Ann and Frank DICKER. Auntie Ellen to all her cherished nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a granddaughter, Kristi-Lyn and her parents Bill and Florence SMITH of London. Visitation was at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, on Friday, January 28 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service was held from Saint Johns Anglican Church, on Saturday, January 29 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Father Willi KAMMERER officiating. Interment in Hyde Park Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Saint Johns Altar Guild on behalf of Ellen would be appreciated by the family. Thank you, God, thank you. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Ellen.

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BAXTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-10-12 published
WATERS, Lloyd M.
Peacefully, at Kensington Village, London, on Monday, October 3, 2005, Lloyd M. WATERS of Mt. Brydges, in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Marion (née MORCOM) WATERS of 62 years. son of the late Reuben and Pearl (née VEALE) WATERS, formerly of Caradoc Township. Survived by one brother, Rayburn WATERS of Rockland, Ontario, as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by 5 brothers: Cecil, Cyril, Gilbert, Erwin, and Everett and 3 sisters: Mary PEAKER, Marjorie MAY, and Elva NEWTON. Visitation was held at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, on Thursday, October 6 where funeral service was conducted by Reverend Don KEENLISIDE. Pallbearers at the service were Jim BAXTER, Steve DAUSETT, Frank HEESBEEN, Terry MADILL, Terry DEVARENNE, and Tony COUTO. Interment Mt. Brydges Cemetery. Mr. WATERS was born and raised in Caradoc Township and served with the Armed Forces for 29 years which included his service during World War 2. He resided in Mt. Brydges since he retired 36 years ago. He was a member of Mt. Brydges Royal Canadian Legion.

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BAXTER o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2005-12-28 published
LANE, Vera Isabel " Toni"
Passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2005 at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital. Toni, loving wife of the late James LANE. Beloved mother of Robert HAWKINS and Linda MARTIN, Patricia LANE, Shelly and David BURMAN, Barry LANE and Carol BAXTER, Sheri-Lynne and Bernie McCLUSKEY. Dear sister of Jack and Ellen, Lillian, Jerry, Alma and predeceased by Nancy and Irene. Toni will be cherished by her 15 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Visitation will take place on Thursday, December 22, 2005 at Fawcett Funeral Homes - Creemore Chapel, 182 Mill Street, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday, December 23, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of the donor's choice in Toni's memory Friends may leave condolences on-line by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com
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BAXTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-09 published
DOYLE, Sister Veronica (Sister Leo Francis) C.S.J.
Peacefully at St. Joseph's Infirmary on February 8, 2005. Daughter of the late John DOYLE and Mary Ann O'NEILL. Predeceased by her brothers Leo, Frank, Elmer, Clare, Murray, Norbert and Most Rev. Emmett DOYLE and her sisters Loretta, Dorothy (Mrs. A.C. BAXTER) and Helen (Mrs. G. REYNOLDS.) Survived by her brother Jim and his wife Doreen of Vancouver and sister-in-law Florence as well as a large number of nieces and nephews. Visitation at St. Joseph's Convent, 3377 Bayview Avenue, Willowdale, from 2: 00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9 for Vigil Service at 7: 30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, February 10 at 10: 30 a.m. followed by Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.

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BAXTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-05 published
GREGSON, Lucy H.J. (née HODGES)
Passed away on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005. Beloved mother of Peter H. GREGSON and Helen M. BAXTER, leaving behind six grandchildren: James and Edward GREGSON, and Christine, Jennifer, David, and Drew BAXTER. Funeral Service at St. Peter's Church, 1745 Dundas St West, (Erindale) on Friday, May 6, 2005 at 1 p.m. with visitation at the church prior to the service from 12-1 p.m. Private family interment at St. James' Cemetery, Parliament Street, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the World Wildlife Fund (Canada), Toronto Humane Society or Peel Literacy Guild would be much appreciated.
Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000

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BAXTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-30 published
CHALMERS, Evelyn Frances (née HEIDAHL)
(July 2, 1913-July 28, 2005)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Evelyn in Ottawa, widow of loving husband Frederick William CHALMERS.
For more than 90 years her life shone like a beacon as an inspiration to family and Friends alike. She was strong, yet sweet, gentle and generous. Her mind was as clear as her North Sea blue eyes. Her warmth, intelligence and flashing wit were the essence of her personality.
She was kind. Throughout her life, she devoted herself to service to others through membership in the Lady Aberdeen League in Edmonton, church groups and Goodwill in Toronto. Her greatest energies over the years were always focused on her family.
She is survived and mourned by her children, Dennis and Kate CHALMERS, Frances (Lassie) and Howie WILSON, Barb and Joe IZZIO her grandchildren, Heather and Glen KELLY, Holly CHALMERS, Gordon CHALMERS, Patricia WILSON and Christopher MALLORY, Stewart WILSON and Shannon FYNN, Andrew WILSON and Céline NADREAU, Peter and Sally IZZIO, Carol IZZIO and Glen ROWLAND, and Siobhan IZZIO sixteen great-grandchildren; her sister Norah GOOD; brother-in-law Bob BAXTER; sisters-in-law Dorothy CHALMERS and Win CHALMERS cousins Karen and Don OGSTON; special Friends Lorne LEIGHTON, Elinor MURPHY, and Paul and Christine CLARK.
Dennis said "I hope that Lass, Barb and I, our children and grandchildren, all have the good fortune to live the remainder of our lives with the wit, courage, grace and good nature that Mother demonstrated so admirably."
A family celebration of her life will be held in the fall.
Arrangements in care of the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry 1200 Ogilvie Road, Ottawa, Ontario. Telephone (613) 748 1200. Condolences/tributes www.mcgarryfamily.ca

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BAXTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-01 published
BAXTER, Angus
On September 26, 2005, in his 94th year - after a long, varied and happy life. Writer, traveler, poet, businessman, and renowned expert on genealogy, Angus was born in 1912 in Bristol, England and educated at Bristol Grammar School and Bristol University. He enlisted in the British Army on the first day of World War 2 and served with the London Scottish from 1939 to 1946 as a Lieutenant Colonel and Staff Officer. In 1943, he married Nan PEARSON, the love of his life and also his best friend. After more than 62 years, they were as much in love as ever. They immigrated to Toronto in 1953 with their daughter Susan. Angus was vice-president of Seccombe House - a publishing and marketing company. He retired in 1970 and he and Nan spent a year travelling slowly around the world. Travel played a great part in their extraordinary happy life together and during their marriage they visited more than a hundred different countries. After his retirement, Angus started an entirely new career as an author and lecturer on genealogy. He wrote six books, published in several countries and, mostly, still in print. He gave over 1,000 lectures around the world and more than 300 television and radio interviews. It delighted him to know that he had helped so many people trace their ancestors. Angus did not take either himself or life too seriously. And with his beloved Nan by his side he could often say with truth, "We did have fun!" He is survived by Nan, and by his daughter Susan and granddaughter Katherine BARCSAY - who he deeply loved. Private cremation. Ashes to be scattered later in the English valley of his ancestors.

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BAXTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-24 published
Angus BAXTER, Genealogist: (1912-2005)
Former army colonel and failed novelist wrote six books that helped thousands of Canadians trace their family roots
By Catherine CULLEN, Special to the Globe and Mail, Thursday, November 24, 2005, Page S9
Families around the world can be grateful that Angus BAXTER failed in his dreams of becoming a novelist. If, as a young man, Mr. BAXTER had achieved the success he coveted in writing fiction, he might never have gone on to pen the six books that made up his In Search of Your Roots series, which helped people across the world reunite with lost relatives.
Mr. BAXTER's interest in genealogy was born out of loss early in his life. As a four-year-old in Bristol, England, young Angus lost his father, William, to heart failure. Having not really known his father, and growing up feeling largely estranged from his devoutly Christian mother, Mr. BAXTER turned to genealogy as a way of understanding his own past.
He was able to translate what he had learned into his first published book, In Search of Your Roots: A Guide for Canadians Seeking Their Ancestors. First published in Mr. BAXTER's adopted home of Canada in 1978, the book effectively communicated his own excitement in the quest to find one's family, said Douglas Gibson, Mr. BAXTER's original publisher at Macmillan of Canada and later at McClelland and Stewart.
Mr. BAXTER was one of the first authors to understand the attraction that genealogy held, said Mr. Gibson. "Searching for your ancestors is armchair travel, but it's travel through time as well. He recognized the excitement in that."
He decided to take that enthusiasm on the road to promote his book. He and his wife, Nan, travelled across Canada and eventually to many different parts of the world. Mr. BAXTER would give lectures on finding one's ancestors and Nan would sell books at the back of the room.
"It seemed like almost every weekend, they were off to this rotary club or that library," recalled Mr. Gibson. "He was sewing the seeds and people went away from that meeting saying, 'Oh, I just read the most amazing book and it's about how you find you roots and you must read it.' "
And people did read it. His books sold hundreds of thousands of copies in Canada and were picked up by Genealogical Publishing Company in the United States. He did hundreds of media interviews and even made an appearance on NBC's The Today Show. Many readers would write Mr. BAXTER, asking for help with their search for their ancestors.
One such reader, Caroline Whitehead, decided to write him after picking up a copy of Searching for your British and Irish Roots at her local library in British Columbia. In her letter, she told Mr. BAXTER about her life growing up in an orphanage in Kent, England, and her dreams of finding her parents.
He not only replied to her letter, he also set to work helping with her research, looking at records that Ms. Whitehead would never have been able to access herself, she said. He never charged her a cent for his time, she added. "He opened every door that was firmly closed to me in trying to find out where I was born, who my parents were -- who I was, really. He did that for me."
While he excelled as an author and genealogist, it wasn't always such an obvious path for Angus BAXTER. Rather, like the search to find one's roots, Mr. BAXTER's path to success as an author was long and full of unexpected turns.
As a young man, he studied history in university and dreamed of becoming a writer. Unable to achieve any great measure of success, he eventually turned to managing ice rinks. Hockey had not yet taken off in his home country of England, but teams would visit from North America and put on exhibition games. It was while working at a local arena that he met his future wife, Nan PEARSON. When the two were introduced he was told, "This is our Miss PEARSON. She'll take care of you."
Before any real romance bloomed between the two, the Second World War broke out. Mr. BAXTER enlisted on the first day of the war. He served in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany, eventually rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Always the raconteur, he loved to tell stories about the more amusing moments of his time in the war, recalled his only daughter, Susan BAXTER. In one instance, he was running out the door, late to meet with Friends, when the phone rang. It was his commanding officer. The officer went on and on and Mr. BAXTER agonized over not being able to get off the phone. Finally, he bolted from the house and arrived at his destination, only to find it had been bombed. "For the rest of his life, he always stopped to answer the phone on the way out the door."
During the war, Angus and Nan began to correspond. Eventually, the two were married in 1943. When the war ended, the couple, like many in Britain, had expected to find that the class system in their country would diminish. Realizing the war had not brought the social changes they expected, husband and wife joined the Conservative Party of Britain. Mr. BAXTER enjoyed backroom politics and worked as a political strategist. Ms. BAXTER ran unsuccessfully for a local seat.
In 1949, Susan was born. In 1951, another baby died shortly after birth. With their political battle proving to be a struggle, and the loss hanging over them, the BAXTERs decided on a change. They wanted to move within the British Empire, and since Australia seemed too far and South Africa too dangerous, they decided on Canada.
Mr. BAXTER worked at a few odds jobs to support his family here, eventually settling into a position managing the National Gift Show in Toronto. It was only once he retired from that job in 1970 that he began working on the series of books that would make his reputation.
One of the things he loved most about his career as an author was the opportunity it gave him to help others, said his daughter.
"He answered every single letter people wrote, and continued to do that until about three years ago [when his eyesight began to fail]. If he liked the sound of somebody, he would absolutely go out of his way to help them."
Angus BAXTER was born in Bristol, England on June 8, 1912. He died in Toronto on September 26, 2005. He leaves his wife, Nan, his daughter, Susan, and granddaughter, Katherine BARCSAY.

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BAXTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-28 published
PROULX- SIMON, Catherine
Passed away at home with her family by her side on Thursday, January 27, 2005 after a long and courageous battle with cancer at age 42. Catherine is survived by her loving husband, Stephen SIMON and beautiful children Laurel and Michael. Much loved daughter of William and Denise PROULX of Windsor, Ontario. Will be sadly missed by siblings Bill and Danielle PROULX of Calgary, Donna and Ken DITTY, Bob and Maureen PROULX. Cherished granddaughter of Loretta QUINLAN, all of Windsor, Ontario. Fondly loved by nephews Britt PROULX, Ian and Mathew DITTY, Colin and Stephen PROULX and Colton BAXTER. Dear daughter-in-law of Madeline and Rudy SIMON of Waterloo, Ontario. Sister-in-law of Jim and Diane SIMON (Chatham), Cathy and Mike BURK/BURKE (Port Elgin). Loving aunt of Ryan and Jason SIMON, Ashleigh, Hayden and Elliott BURK/BURKE. Predeceased by grandparents Roger and Alice PROULX and Everett QUINLAN. Catherine is a graduate of Windsor's F.J. Brennan H.S. and St. Clair College and most recently employed by City television from 1988 until her illness forced her to stop working in 1998. Always one to share a joke or laugh, Catherine was a vibrant personality and a very good friend to so many people everywhere she went. Her kindness and thoughtfulness will be remembered by the many family, Friends and business associates she touched during her much too short time with us. She had a passion for life and always lived it to the fullest. Catherine's ability to make everyone feel welcome, cared about and important will be missed by all. Visitation in Mississauga will be held at Neweduk Funeral Home, 1981 Dundas St. W., Mississauga, Ontario (1 block east of Erin Mills Pkwy.) on Sunday, January 30th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Complete Funeral Service at St. Peter's Anglican Church, 1745 Dundas St. W. (entrance off Mississauga Rd., north of Dundas St.) on Monday at 11 a.m. Visitation in Windsor will be at Windsor Chapel Funeral Home, 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. on Tuesday, February 1st from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. Service from the Windsor Chapel Funeral Home on Wednesday at 9: 45 a.m. then to St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church (891 St. Rose Ave.) for Funeral Mass at 10: 30 a.m. Burial at Heavenly Rest Cemetery, Windsor. If desired, donations may be made in support of the Gerry and Nancy Pencer Brain Tumor Centre, c/o The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9 or online at www.neweduk.com Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000

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BAXTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-04 published
McLEOD, John Forest
(Born June 26, 1917). Passed away quietly on Wednesday, February 2, 2005 at Hastings Centennial Manor, Bancroft, Ontario. He was the first principal of King George Public School, Guelph, Ontario and later served as principal in elementary schools with the Scarborough Board of Education from which he retired. On retirement he spent several years in North Carolina, later returning to Canada to reside in Peterborough. John is predeceased by his wife Dorothy (Doris) McLEOD (née BUCHANAN) who passed away on April 28, 2001. Loved father of Donald and his wife Joan of Paudash Lake. Grandfather of Michael and Sharon, and great-grandfather of Connor and Caitlin. Friends will be received at the Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Private family service to be held in the chapel on Sunday, February 6th at 3: 00 p.m. The Reverend Phil BAXTER will be officiating. Interment Rosemount Memorial Gardens. In memory of Mr. McLEOD, donations to the Gideon's would be appreciated by the family.

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BAXTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-09 published
DOYLE, Sister Veronica (Sister Leo Francis) C.S.J.
Peacefully at St. Joseph's Infirmary on February 8, 2005. Daughter of the late John DOYLE and Mary Ann O'NEILL. Predeceased by her brothers Leo, Frank, Elmer, Clare, Murray, Norbert and Most Rev. Emmett DOYLE and her sisters Loretta, Dorothy (Mrs. A. C. BAXTER) and Helen (Mrs. G. REYNOLDS.) Survived by her brother Jim and his wife Doreen of Vancouver and sister-in-law Florence as well as a large number of nieces and nephews. Visitation at St. Joseph's Convent, 3377 Bayview Avenue, Willowdale, from 2: 00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9 for Vigil Service at 7: 30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, February 10 at 10: 30 a.m. followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.

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BAXTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-19 published
DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Eveline Ann
Peacefully on Wednesday, February 16, 2005, in her 84th year. Eveline, loving wife of James (deceased). She will be dearly missed by her daughter Catherine, her husband Frank, and their children Karl and Erika, and her son Paul, his wife Ann and their sons Eric and Graham. Dearly beloved sister of Rita UNSWORTH and the late Kay BAXTER and Margaret LACOMBE. Friends and family gathered on Friday, February 18 for the Mass at Saint John Vianney Church (Barrie) and interment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Thornhill.

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BAXTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-23 published
TYSON, Christopher George
Peacefully at Pembroke Regional Hospital on Monday, February 21st, 2005, in his 59th year. Chris TYSON of Pembroke, former beloved husband of Maggie TYSON (née THORPE.) Loving father of Benjamin Christopher TYSON (Susan PRIOR) of Victoria, British Columbia and Camilla (Jason BARBER) of Owen Sound. Caring Grandad of Riley and Sophie BARBER. Loving son of Joy TYSON (née BAXTER- CURRIER) and the late George TYSON. Dear brother of Carole (Ian) BROWN of England. Caring uncle of Joanna, Christopher and Nicola. By request, there will be no visitation, cremation. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated and for those who knew him, would you please raise a glass in his honour!

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BAXTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-26 published
HOLTHAM, Edna (née BAXTER)
Peacefully, at home, on Thursday, February 24, 2005, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Edward Joseph HOLTHAM. Loving mother of Elaine and Don HOTCHKISS, Bob and Gina HOLTHAM, Brian and Helen HOLTHAM, Marion and Gary HALPENNY, and Lynda and Eric PATCHETT. Cherished grandmother of April and Peter DOSS, Dale and Dave LEWIS, Jeff and Carol HOLTHAM, Teresa and Rod HABEL, Emma and Paulette HOLTHAM, Ryan and Mark HALPENNY and Kristy and Ken PATCHETT. Great-grandmother of Matthew, Christian and Samantha DOSS, Brendan, Tyler and Amy LEWIS, Misha, Mavrick and Mcguire HABEL. Mrs. HOLTHAM will be resting at the G.H. Hogle Funeral Homes' "Wignall Chapel," 62 Long Branch Ave., Etobicoke, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Eastern Star service on Monday at 7: 30 p.m. Funeral service Tuesday 2 p.m. at St. Luke's Anglican Church (1513 Dixie Rd., Mississauga - opposite Dixie Mall). In celebration of Edna's life, she requested that bright colours be worn. If desired, donations may be made to The Star Fresh Air Fund or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be made at www.hoglefuneralhomes.com "Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room. I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we still are. Call me by my old familiar name; speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference in your tone; wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Pray, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name ever be the household word that it always was, let it be spoken without effect, without the trace of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was; there is unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere near, just around the corner. All is well." Canon Holland - St. Paul's Cathedral, 1918

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BAXTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-22 published
GREEN, Kenneth
Peacefully on Sunday, March 20th, 2005 at Trillium Health Centre Mississauga Site, in his 82nd year. Predeceased by his wife Ruth (BAXTER.) Loving father to Christopher and his wife Alice. Cherished grandfather to Sara (Jerry) KNIGHT, Kelly (Dan) HATHWAY and Chad. Great-grandfather to Alyssa. Brother to Eric (Beryl). Beloved friend of Joan. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home - "Mississauga Chapel", 1981 Dundas St. W. (1 block east of Erin Mills Pkwy.) from 10-11 a.m. Thursday. A celebration of Ken's life will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel Thursday, March 24, 2005 at 11 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ken's name to the Alzheimer Society. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 www.neweduk.com

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BAXTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-09 published
BAXTER, William Pearson (January 22, 1943 to April 2, 2005)
(Ironworker) Beloved son of late William Paul and Pearl Irene BAXTER, dear brother and friend to Margaret ELKINS; Uncle Billy to the late Michael ELKINS, and to Elaine SZIRAKY (Paul,) Donna ELKINS (Scott JOHNSTON) and their children. It is with great sadness that we announce Bill's passing. He will be remembered always for his love and loyalty to family, his adventurous spirit and the courage and tenacity he demonstrated throughout his life. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the Palliative Care Unit at Scarborough General Hospital for their assistance and patience during his difficult last journey. At Bill's request, there will be no public service. Cremation. Interment will take place at Palmer Rapids Wesleyan Cemetery, Palmer Rapids, Ontario, at a later date.

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BAXTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-12 published
VAN DEN BERG, Ben
At King Nursing Home, Bolton on Monday, April 11, 2005, Ben VAN DEN BERG, formerly of Woodbridge, in his 77th year, dear son of the late Tom and Allie VAN DEN BERG. Dear brother of Mrs. Anne SANT, Woodbridge. Cherished uncle of Loretta and Frank BAXTER, Marianne ZACH, Charles SANT, Chris and Liz SANT, Carl and Jill SANT, Joe and Charlene SANT. Fondly remembered by 15 great-nieces and great-nephews. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Wednesday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass will be held in Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 60 Allan Drive, Bolton on Thursday morning, April 14 at 10 o'clock. Interment Nashville Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Peel Lung Association, 1550 Enterprise Road, Suite 111, Mississauga, L4W 4P4. Parish prayers will be held Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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BAXTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-23 published
McINTOSH, Ruth Frances (née DESROCHERS)
Peacefully entered into eternal rest, with family by her side, and was reunited with her beloved husband Jack and son Thomas, on April 22, 2005. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Lynn LEARO (Lindsay HARDY), Robert (Mary Anne), William (Lauren), Mark (Dona), Scott (Dawn), John (Jane), and Craig (Joanne). Proud grandmother of Jennifer, Michael, Michelle, David (Magda), Megan, Summer, Virginia, Bronwyn, Alana, Brandon, Austin, and Evan. Will also be missed by her sister Jane McINTOSH and brother Arthur DESROCHERS and predeceased by her sister Marie BAXTER. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home - "Mississauga Chapel", 1981 Dundas St. W., (1 block East of Erin Mills Pkwy.) on Sunday from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (5440 Durie Rd., Mississauga) on Monday April 25, 2005 at 10 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 www.neweduk.com

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BAXTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-02 published
DE LUCA, Victor
Passed away peacefully at Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay on Saturday, April 30, 2005 in his 81st year. Loving husband and best friend of Wilma DE LUCA for 54 years. Father of Christopher (Gail) DE LUCA of Oshawa, Janice (Lonnie) HOWARD of Springfield, Missouri and Michael DE LUCA of Lakefield. Loving grandfather of Christopher DE LUCA, Tammy BAXTER and Aubrey DE LUCA. Great-grandfather of Liam BAXTER and Lily GAIL. Father-in-law of Schellé DE LUCA. Brother of Sister Reta DE LUCA, Sister Jean DE LUCA and the late Harry, Albert, Anthony and Stella. Family and Friends will be received at Monk Funeral Home, 6 Helen Street, Bobcaygeon (866-393-0063) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Need Street, Bobcaygeon on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Burial at a later date in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Fenelon Falls. Donations to the Oshawa General Hospital Cancer Unit would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be sent to www.monkfuneralhome.com

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BAXTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-05 published
GREGSON, Lucy H.J. (née HODGES)
Passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2005. Beloved mother of Peter H. GREGSON and Helen M. BAXTER, leaving behind six grandchildren: James and Edward GREGSON, and Christine, Jennifer, David, and Drew BAXTER. Funeral Service at St. Peter's Church, 1745 Dundas St. W. (Erindale) on Friday, May 6, 2005 at 1 p.m. with visitation at the church prior to the service from 12 to 1 p.m. Private family interment at St. James' Cemetery, Parliament Street, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the World Wildlife Fund (Canada), Toronto Humane Society or Peel Literacy Guild would be much appreciated. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000

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BAXTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-08 published
BAXTER, Anne (née LEINONEN)
Peacefully, after a short illness, at Markham-Stouffville Hospital on Thursday, May 5th, 2005, at the age of 63 years. Anne, beloved wife of Fred and loving mother of Kent Edward BAXTER. Dear daughter of Annie and the late John LEINONEN. Dear sister of Paul and his wife Marianne LEINONEN, and the late Miriam McAULEY. Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.), Markham on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 12 noon. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Donations to Markham-Stouffville Hospital would be appreciated.

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BAXTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-11 published
CAMERON, Kathleen (formerly BAXTER)
Quietly in her 101st year, Kathleen passed away in her sleep at the Rouge Valley Extendicare on Friday, June 10, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Alfred BAXTER and the late Robert CAMERON. Loving mother of Howard and his wife Melba, Robert and his wife Dallas, the late Charles and his surviving wife Imelda, the late Alfred and his surviving wife Doreen and the late Shirley. Cherished grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Family will receive Friends at the McDougall and Brown Funeral Home (2900 Kingston Rd., Toronto), 416-267-4656 from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Chapel service will be held on Monday, June 13, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery.

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BAXTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-24 published
CUNNINGHAM, William F. " Bill"
Peacefully, on Thursday, September 22, 2005, at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital. Bill, 76 years of age, of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Norval, beloved husband of Eleanor for the past 56 years. Loving father of Bill (Kelly), Bryan (Laura), Larry (Cindy), Paul, Bruce, and Julie (Paul) MARROWS. Proud grandad of Jason (Andrea), Jim (Kristy), Joel, Jeffrey, Shawna, Lindsay, Jeremy, Alicia, and Rachel, and great-grandad of Mya. Dear brother of Isobel TREBELL, Marilyn BAXTER, Susan AITKEN, Hugh, Jamie, Ross, and Jack CUNNINGHAM. Predeceased by his brother David. Bill was an avid golfer and will be missed by his family and Friends. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, 905-877-3631, on Sunday, September 25, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Sunday at 4: 00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. In memory contributions to the Lung Association, Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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BAXTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-26 published
MUNDAY, Margaret (née SCOTT)
Peacefully, on September 24th, 2005 in her 92nd year at Ajax-Pickering Health Centre. Beloved wife of the late William MUNDAY. Loving mother of Nikki SKINNER (Art) of Kitchener and George (Gena HAYES) of Ajax. Margaret will be missed by her sisters Betty HILLOCK, Muriel BAXTER, and Doris OSTERMAN. She will also be greatly missed by her 5 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, nieces and nephew. Predeceased by her late brother Ronald (Sonny) SCOTT. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village) 905-428-8488, from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, September 26th, 2005. A Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, September 27th, at 11 a.m. in the McEachnie Funeral Home chapel. Should family and Friends so desire, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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BAXTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-15 published
BAXTER, Catherine
Passed away suddenly on Wednesday October 12th, 2005, in her 82nd year. Beloved sister of the late Alexandra BAXTER. At Catherine's request, funeral arrangements are private.

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BAXTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-17 published
Angus BAXTER, 93: Genie of Genealogy
Started out by tracing his own yeoman roots
He inspired thousands to trace their family tree
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
Thousands of Canadians have been able to trace their ancestry because Angus BAXTER's father died of a heart attack when Angus was 4. Growing up in England, he never knew that side of his family and years later, settled and thriving in Toronto with his own family, he decided to find out about them.
BAXTER did nothing by halves; he wrote enough letters to parishes and record offices to be able to trace his family back to 1340 and was content to discover he was descended from solid stock yeoman farmers in Westmoreland. He traced back the family of his wife, Nan, even further, to 1296, and discovered, as he used to say, that his forebears were "probably in the ditch tugging at their forelocks when the Pearsons went by."
Then he did some ancestral digging on the family of a friend, followed by some research, for a fee, for a wealthy family. Later, after enough people he knew came round asking for advice, he decided to write one of the first ancestor-hunting handbooks aimed at the general population.
He signed the copy he gave to his daughter Susan with a flourish and, typically, tongue-in-cheek. "To Susan," he wrote, "Whose roots go back to King Canute and Robert the Bruce" and signed it from "'the famous author' Angus BAXTER." He was joking, but he was also prophetic. How To Find Your Roots was wildly successful.
So too was his follow-up book How To Find Your British and Irish Roots, and the one after that, How To Find Your European Roots. Books on finding German and Canadian roots were published in 1987 and 1989, respectively. He wrote a special edition of how-to hunting tips for his American publishers. All together, his six books have sold close to 270,000 copies in Canada, the U.S. and Australia since 1978.
A member of several genealogical societies and respected by many more, he was nicknamed the Root Master General and the Genie of Genealogy. He got a kick out of the latter, possibly because he understood that where you come from is part of who you are, and that people deserve to know this information about themselves.
"He was a man who realized there was a hunger for this," said Doug GIBSON, his publisher at McClelland and Stewart. "People were eager to go in search of their roots. Angus was on the scene very early."
GIBSON said BAXTER also "infected" him with the desire to look up his Scottish ancestors.
BAXTER answered thousands of letters from people seeking help in their searches. Until his death at 93 on September 26, he had kept in touch with one woman whom he had helped research her birth family. She had been adopted and considered him "the father to me I never knew" she wrote in an email to BAXTER's daughter, Susan.
These days, the Internet has largely superseded the techniques and tips found in BAXTER's books -- although, as GIBSON said, BAXTER's "basic approach remains sound."
But in the '70s and the '80s, BAXTER's informal writing style, his use of anecdotes and his avuncular advice helped popularize the hobby of ancestor hunting. Witty, urbane, tall, lean and always impeccably attired -- his idol was Noël Coward -- he showed a real talent for offering up techniques and tips in soundbite-sized pieces.
He did more than 300 radio, television and print interviews, starting with a spot on Elwood Glover's Luncheon Date television show when it was filmed at the Four Seasons Motel on Jarvis Street, to a later appearance on the Today Show chatting to hosts Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric about his research into their roots.
"The network called us," said Joe GAROZNIK, of Genealogical Publishing Company. They were BAXTER's American publishers after William Morrow published his first book and they had no hesitation about which author would appear on the NBC morning show.
"Angus was by far the best in his ability to consolidate information and make it accessible," GAROZNIK said.
Ever since Roots, Alex Haley's book about the history of African Americans, was made into the phenomenally successful television series of the same name in 1977, Americans have been enthusiastically searching their lineages. "The Roots phenomenon changed genealogy from a study of hereditary society -- finding out whether you were descended from the Daughters of the American Revolution or some other linear society -- to a more general interest in one's heritage," GAROZNIK said.
That met with BAXTER's philosophy: He travelled all over the U.S. and Canada, speaking in libraries and church halls, while Nan sat at a small table in the back selling the books.
"They sold thousands of copies," GIBSON said.
The two had been a team ever since they met in Scotland. BAXTER had graduated from Bristol University intending to be a writer, roamed Europe for a while and then came back home to take on a series of offbeat but colourful jobs such as managing an ice rink. When war broke out, they both enlisted the first day. After she was made an officer, he decided he had better catch up and served out the war as a lieutenant-colonel with the London Scottish regiment.
They came to Canada in 1953 with their daughter Susan. The family took to Canada -- they moved into a house in Etobicoke, later bought a cottage in the Kawarthas. BAXTER managed the National Gift Show for years but retired at 58 because he and Nan wanted to see the world while they were still young.
In 1970, they started their year-long around the world trip, taking a freighter from New York City through the Panama Canal across the Pacific to Hong Kong before boarding another freighter that rounded southeast Asia to Singapore, where they caught a train to Burma.
Then they took a three-month bus trip from Kathmandu to London there's a photo of BAXTER crouching on a rock-strewn hill in Afghanistan surrounded by unsmiling men with weathered faces and on to Europe where they had pre-planned to meet their worried daughter in the summer of '71 in a bar in Trieste.
BAXTER decided on the spot they should show Istanbul to Susan, so the three hopped into a rented Volkswagen van after lunch, drove there and drove back some days later. "That was very like my father to do an impromptu thing," she said.
For 30 years, he and Nan took off every winter to travel.
"That's why Angus could even undertake those books on finding your European roots. He had travelled to every country and knew about them," said GAROZNIK. " Other books look at finding your roots in a specific place, but Angus's European roots book was the most ambitious book every written in genealogy from the standpoint of covering the planet."
BAXTER was 90 and Nan 87 when they took their last trip, to Malta. As BAXTER's sight was failing, it wasn't an easy trip for either of them. They returned to their home in the Fellowship Towers on Yonge St. knowing their travelling days were over.
That's also about the time that BAXTER stopped updating his books.
He had learned much, not only about genealogy but also about his own family. His daughter tells of one occasion when he was visiting the valley his family came from and found a heart carved in a beam of a derelict cottage. In it were a date and two sets of initials and he realized he knew which ancestors they were. The initials were carved when the farm was given to them as a wedding present more than 400 years ago.
"It gave him goosebumps," said Susan.
His family intends to scatter his ashes in that English valley of his ancestors.

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BAXTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-22 published
AIKINS, Wilbert
Passed away at Avalon Care Nursing Home, Orangeville on Thursday, October 20, 2005, in his 87th year; beloved husband of the late Muriel BAXTER; loved father of Jean ROBBINS and her husband Don of North York, Marlene NELSON and her husband Terry of Caledon East, Leon and his wife Lois of Calgary, Ann PURDON and her husband Bob, and John and his wife Bridget of Bala; dear grandfather of Alyson, Darlene, Bradley, Christopher, Stephen and Shannon and great-grandfather of Emma GRACE, Julia and Mark; also sadly missed by his brother Elmer and his sister Edna; predeceased by his sisters Lavina and Dorothy. Funeral Service will be held at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville on Monday, October 24, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. The family will receive Friends from 1: 00 p.m. until service time. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Hockley United Church would be appreciated by the family. A tree has been planted in memory of Wilbert in the Dods and McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2006 at 2: 30 p.m. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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BAXTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-11 published
BAXTER, Hilda Mary (formerly WALKEM, née HORAN)
Peacefully, with her family by her side, at Stevenson Memorial Hospital Alliston, on Friday, December 9th, 2005. Hilda (nee HORAN,) of Alliston, beloved wife of the late Laverne (Bud) BAXTER and Walter WALKEM. Loving mother of Darlene BAXTER, the late Jack, Ted and his wife Marilyn, Paul and his wife Patsy, and Marie and her husband Gates LAROCHELLE. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Brian (Lisa), Robert, Jeffrey, Gregory, Joyce (Jamie), Ross, and her great-grandchildren Meghan, Emma and Samuel. Dear sister of Albert and Martin HORAN. Resting at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham, 905-936-3477, on Sunday, December 11th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. James Church, Colgan, 1: 30 p.m. Monday, December 12th, 2005, followed by cremation. Donations in Hilda's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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BAXTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-20 published
JAMES, Norman Almer
Peacefully on December 17, 2005 in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Doreen (née DUCKWORTH) for 54 years. Father of Gail BAXTER, Gary, Glen and his wife Janice. Grandfather of seven and one great-grand_son. Brother to Noreen HINGSTON and predeceased by brothers Melville and Earl. Retired from Uxbridge Fire Department in 1993 after 41 years of dedicated service, Uxbridge Fire Chief from 1973 to 1993. Member of the Masonic Lodge for 50 years and past master of Zeredatha Lodge. Uxbridge Citizen of the Year in 1993. Owned and operated Norm James Sales and Service Ltd. for over 30 years with his son Glen. Involved in the Ontario Tractor Pullers Assoc., The Allis Chalmers Club, York-Durham Heritage Railroad and Uxbridge Museum Steam Show. The family will receive Friends at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge on Tuesday, December 20th from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, December 21st from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Masonic Service December 21st at 6: 30 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at Uxbridge Trinity United Church, 20 First Ave., Uxbridge, on Thursday, December 22nd at 2 p.m. with interment at Uxbridge Cemetery. Should family and Friends so desire, donations to The Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BAXTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-22 published
DUBÉ, Romeo Joseph " Slim"
In his 85th year, passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on December 17, 2005, following a short illness. Beloved husband of Marjorie (deceased,) father of Vivienne DUBÉ, Karen LEEMING, Gary DUBÉ, father-in-law of Robert LEEMING and Gordon BAXTER, grandfather of Michael LEEMING and Derek LEEMING. A private, immediate family service will be held at Elgin Mills Cemetery, Richmond Hill on December 22, 2005. Our thanks to Dr. GILMOUR and the staff of Lakeridge Health Port Perry, the staff of Lakeridge Health Whitby and the emergency staff of Lakeridge Health Oshawa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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BAXTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-27 published
BAXTER, John " Jack" Alexander
Peacefully on Saturday, December 24th, 2005 at Sunnybrook and Women's Health Sciences Centre in his 82nd year. Jack, loving and devoted husband of Marilyn for 53 years. Cherished father of Beverley (Robert). Loving papa to Heather and Emma. Jack enlisted with the 48th Highlanders Pipe Band - Toronto and served with the Irish Fusiliers in Holland in 1941, Jack served until 1946. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Service in our chapel on Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Comfort Fund, K-Wing, Sunnybrook Veterans Residence would be appreciated.

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BAXTROM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-07 published
BAXTROM, Anthony Stephen " Tony"
Peacefully, at his home in Whitby on Friday, August 5, 2005. Tony, in his 41st year. Loving husband of Jeannette (née WADE.) Dear father of Christopher, Nicole and Tori (and their mother Kim) and Bryan. son of Eleanor LEWIN and John BAXTROM. Devoted grand_son to Edna and Philip SIMMS. Dear brother of Barry BAXTROM and his wife Joanne and Seana DE PAEPE and her husband Richard. Fondly remembered by Philip and Sandy SIMMS, Diane and Norm WRIGHT, Walter and Lol SIMMS, Pamela and Steve SCHUTZ and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Son-in-law to Eileen and Joseph WADE and brother-in-law of Joanne and Glen BARRETT, Michael WADE and Reg WADE. Relatives and Friends will be received at McIntosh-Anderson Funeral Home, 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Monday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Tuesday, August 9, 2005 at 11 a.m. with cremation to follow. Donations in memory of Tony to Epilepsy Durham would be appreciated.

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BAXTROM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-26 published
SIMMS, Edna Elizabeth
Peacefully, after a lengthy illness, at Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital, Scarborough, on Monday, November 21, 2005, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Philip Joseph SIMMS. Devoted and loving mother of Eleanor LEWIN, Walter and his wife Loretta, Pamela and her husband Steve SCHUTZ, Philip and his wife Sandra, Diane and her husband Norman WRIGHT, Barry and his wife Joanne BAXTROM and the late Tony BAXTROM and mother-in-law of Jeanette WADE. Cherished Nana to Seana, Jacob, Danny, Deanna, Michael, Kyla, Kerri, Shalyn, Justin, Amanda, Zachery, Christopher, and Nicole. Great-Nana to Julia, Brandon, Rebecca, Kayla, Abigail, Eva and Ian. Aunt Edna will be lovingly remembered by Barbara MURPHY and family. A private family service was held on Wednesday, November 23, 2005, followed by an interment service on Saturday, November 26, 2005, where she will be buried beside her loving husband at Thornton Cemetery. Donations made in memory of Edna to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by her family and may be made through McIntosh-Anderson Funeral Home Ltd., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558). 'Edna will be remembered for the lives she has touched'

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