BRADDEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-03 published
BRADDEN, Barbara J. (formerly ROGERS, née THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON)
Passed away on November 28, 2005 after a lengthy illness. Predeceased by her husbands Malcolm BRADDEN and Dr. Stewart ROGERS. Dear sister of Dudley T. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Victoria, British Columbia. Barbara will be fondly remembered by her family and Friends. A special thank you to Fé, Brenda and Gemma for their kind and special care over the years. The funeral service will be held in the chapel at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville (905-844-3221) on Thursday, December 8, 2005 at 11: 30 a.m.

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BRADDEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-03 published
BRADDEN, Barbara J. (formerly ROGERS, née THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON)
Passed away on November 28, 2005, after a lengthy illness. Predeceased by her husbands Malcolm BRADDEN and Dr. Stewart ROGERS. Dear sister of Dudley T. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Victoria, British Columbia. Barbara will be fondly remembered by her family and Friends. A special thank you to Fé, Brenda, and Gemma for their kind and special care over the years. The funeral service will be held in the chapel at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds St. Oakville, 905-844-3221 on Thursday, December 8, 2005 at 11: 30 a.m.

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BRADEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-07 published
FICKLING, Mary " Molly" (IRWIN)
At Kensington Village, London on Monday, December 6th, 2005, Mary "Molly" (IRWIN) FICKLING of London in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Arthur "Art" FICKLING. Dear mother of Dave FICKLING and his wife Patricia and Fred FICKLING and his wife Sheila all of London. Dear sister of Muriel PODMORE of London. Predeceased by her sister Edith TUTHILL. Loving grandmother of Brad FICKLING and his wife Kimberly; Deborah BOEHLER and her husband Brad Scott FICKLING and Allison FICKLING all of London; and Doug FICKLING and his wife Sandra of Waterloo, also loved by her great-grandchildren Melissa, Tom, Bill BRADEN, Sheldon, Nicholas and Samantha. Aunt Molly will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. "Molly" was a Charter and Life Member and Past Matron of Star of the Nile Chapter No. 308 Order of the Eastern Star Nilestown. Special thanks to the staff and volunteers at Kensington Village, Dr. William PAYNE and Chaplain Maureen DWYER for their care and kindness. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday, December 9th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Brian McKAY of Church of St. Andrew Memorial officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. An Eastern Star service under the auspices of Star of the Nile Chapter No. 308 Nilestown will be held at the funeral home on Thursday evening at 7 o'clock. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association, 480 Egerton Street, London, Ontario N5W 3Z6 or to the charity of your choice. (Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca).

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BRADEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-19 published
CURTIS, Roy Stanley
(Retired Vice President of Hatch Associates) Passed away peacefully, on Thursday, March 17, 2005, at the age of 68. Beloved husband of Margaret CURTIS of Campbellville. Loving father of Paul (Janet) of San Diego, Vickie (Alan BRADEN) of Burlington, and Tracey (John McGRATH) of Campbellville. Dear papa of Kali, Taylor, Curtis, and Carter. Roy will be missed by his two dogs Honey and Maddy. The family will receive Friends at Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon Street, Guelph, on Monday, March 21, 2005 from 6-9 p.m. A celebration of Roy's life will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, March 22 at 1 p.m. A reception will follow the service in the Fellowship Lounge. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Humane Society or Camp Trillium in Hamilton would be appreciated by the family. (Cards available at the funeral home, 519-821-5077 or condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com).

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BRADEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-04 published
BRADEN, John " Jack"
(Member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 22) Passed away on April 1st, 2005 at the age of 92. Loving father of Jacqueline BRADEN of Pickering, Ontario Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave., (at Main St. subway station), 416-698-3121 on Monday, June 6th, 2005 from 9 a.m. until the time of service in the chapel at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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BRADFIELD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-01 published
BRADFIELD, Freda (SAGE)
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Saturday, February 26, 2005, Freda (SAGE,) BRADFIELD of Ingersoll, in her 92nd year. Wife of the late Gerald BRADFIELD (1983.) Dearest mother of Barbara and her husband Bob Simpson of London and Bill BRADFIELD of London. Freda will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Carrie THORNTON and her husband Owen of London, Bill SIMPSON and his wife Sharon of Oakville and Ben SIMPSON of London and great-grandchildren Kaitlyn and Christopher SIMPSON of Oakville. Freda was a longtime member of both Trinity United Church, Ingersoll and the Keystone Rebekah Lodge, Ingersoll. Predeceased by her brother Russell SAGE of Maybees Corners. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Keystone Rebekah Lodge Memorial Service Friday at 3: 00 p.m. Complete Funeral Service will be held at Trinity United Church, 118 Church Street, Ingersoll on Saturday, March 5, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Bill MAYOROS officiating. Interment Straffordville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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BRADFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-08 published
ROBINSON, Frances Christina (née BRADFIELD)
B.A.Sc. (1948, with honours, University of Toronto)
Born June 6, 1915, in Toronto, died in Guelph, October 6, 2005, having been married for 56 years. She was the loving wife and friend of Frederic ROBINSON. She was the mother of Christopher ROBINSON and friend of his wife Isabelle MIKOSZA, loving grandmother of their sons Denys and Nicolas. She leaves a sister, Marcia BYRNE, of California. Funeral service at the Gilbert MacIntyre & son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph at 10: 30 a.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2005. Visitation prior to the service from 9: 30 to 10:30 a.m. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Parkinson Society Canada, 4211 Yonge Street, Suite 316, Toronto, Ontario M2P 2A9 www.parkinson.ca (cards available at the funeral home 519-822-4731 or send condolences at www.gilbertmcintyreandson.com

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BRADFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-22 published
GUZAK, John
Very peacefully on Sunday, March 20, 2005 at the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, with his family by his side, John in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Hazel. Dear father of Michael and his partner Sharon HOLMES. Loving Grandfather of Alannah and Grandpa John to Evan and Griffin. He will be sadly missed by his daughter-in-law Alison, mother-in-law Edna BRADFIELD and many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and many Friends. Visitation will be held at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, (905-844-2600) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Service of Remembrance 1: 00 p.m. Thursday in the Kopriva Chapel. For those who wish, memorial contributions to the Kidney Foundation, Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital - Dialysis Unit, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. E-mail condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca; please place GUZAK on the subject line.

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BRADFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-08 published
ROBINSON, Frances Christina (née BRADFIELD)
B.A.Sc. (1948, with honours, University of Toronto) Born June 6, 1915, in Toronto, died in Guelph, October 6, 2005, having been married for 56 years. She was the loving wife and friend of Frederic ROBINSON. She was the mother of Christopher ROBINSON and friend of his wife Isabelle MIKOSZA, loving grandmother of their sons Denys and Nicolas. She leaves a sister, Marcia BYRNE, of California. Funeral service at the Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph at 10: 30 a.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2005. Visitation prior to the service from 9: 30 to 10:30 a.m. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Parkinson Society Canada, 4211 Yonge Street, Suite 316, Toronto, Ontario M2P 2A9, www.parkinson.ca (cards available at the funeral home 519-822-4731) or leave condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com.

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BRADFORD 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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BRADFORD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-28 published
FIELD, M. Roberta
A resident of London and formerly of Ridgetown, M. Roberta FIELD died on Thursday, October 27, 2005 at Parkwood Hospital, London at the age of 86. Born in Mersea Township, daughter of the late John K. and F. Audrey (THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) BRADFORD. Beloved wife of the late Gerald P. FIELD (1971.) Loving mother of Geraldine and her husband William CLARK of Chatham, Mary MICK of London, Liz and her husband David ELEYONICH of Ancaster and Ruth and her husband Rev. Tim JOYCE of Blenheim. Dear grandmother of Cheri and Ernie JENKINS, Peter and Jennifer MICK, Adam MICK and his fiance Monica MURRAY, Paul MICK, Sarah LABADIE- JOYCE and Ashley JOYCE. Great-grandmother of Ernie Jr. and Derek Jenkins and Jeremiah and Joshua MICK. Sister fo Audrey and Bud GRAHAM of Windsor, Walter and Lois BRADFORD of Essex, Charles and Lillian BRADFORD of North Bay and the late James BRADFORD (1965.) Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Roberta was a volunteer at Marian Villa, London for many years. Family will receive Friends at the Funeral Home, 76 Main Street, East, Ridgetown, on Friday from 2: 00-4:30 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Parish Prayers will be offered at the McKinlay Funeral Home on Friday at 8: 00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2005 from St. Michael's Catholic Church, Ridgetown with Reverend Fr. Martin JOHNSTON, Celebrant. Interment of Cremated Remains in Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim at a later date. Donations, made by cheque, to Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundatin or Charity of Choice appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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BRADFORD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-30 published
CULL, Harriet Louisa
In her 98th year of serving our Lord, Harriet Louisa CULL was called home on Thursday, December 29th, 2005. Predeceased by her husband Alex, granddaughter Caroline, and son-in-law Neil WILLIAMSON. Dear mother of Lily WILLIAMSON, Fred CULL (Cathy) and Barbara CONNOR. Loving grandmother to Shannon McGUGAN (Mark,) Heidi CULL (Jason CAPSTICK), Jeff LEWIS, Greg LEWIS (Dawn), Brad LEWIS (Joan), Tim LEWIS (Denise), Deborah BRADFORD and Rob BRADFORD. Devoted Nana to Alec, Tim, Brian, Karen, Kristen, Scott and Monique. Loving sister to Lily GORMAN. The visitation will be held on Friday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road, North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, December 31st, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Harriet, are asked to consider World Vision. Harriet's family would like to thank the staff of Longworth Long Term Care Facility for their kind and compassionate care.

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BRADFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-05 published
GIRGRAH, Mageed
Born in Aden, Yemen, 1934, died peacefully with his family and Friends constantly by his side, at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on April 3, 2005. Devoted husband of Peggy, devoted father of Nigel and Nadia (MARINELLI,) devoted grandfather of Bryden, Colin, Sophie, Bennett and Aidan. Wonderful father-in-law of Carl MARINELLI, Shelly DEE- GIRGRAH and Sarah BRADFORD. Well loved by his sisters and many relatives and Friends living in the Middle East, Europe and North America. Highly respected Civil Engineer, Marine Works Division of Public Works Canada. Mageed defined dependability, determination, persistence and a keen sense of order. His special gift, a brilliant mind, has served so many so well. Respects to the Girgrah/Marinelli family from 9: 30 Thursday, April 7, 2005 at the McEvoy Shields Funeral Home, 1411 Hunt Club Road (at Albion) Ottawa. Funeral to follow at 11 a.m. In lieu of floral tributes, the family requests donations to a charity of choice. Special thanks to all caregivers at the Civic Hospital. McEvoy-Shields Funeral Homes

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BRADFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-18 published
SLINGER, Mildred Victoria (née SIMMONS)
Suddenly, at home, Mildred Victoria SLINGER (née SIMMONS,) in her 87th year, of Guelph, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2005. She was the loving wife of the late Dr. Stanley J. SLINGER, former Professor Emeritus and Chairman of Nutritional Science, University of Guelph. Mildred was the dearly beloved mother and mother-in-law of Anne BACHINSKI- BRADFORD and John Peter BRADFORD of Ottawa, Bill and Gail SLINGER of Waterloo, and John and Gay SLINGER of Guelph. She was the cherished grandmother of Sarah, Matthew, Tyson, Brooke, Connor, Abigail, and Emily. Mildred is survived by her sister Patricia of Merrit, British Columbia. She will be sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. Mildred was predeceased by her parents Charlie and Ada SIMMONS, and by her brother William.
Friends are invited to celebrate Mildred's life with visitation at the Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, on Friday, August 19, 2005, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral and Committal Service will be held at Harcourt Memorial United Church, 87 Dean Ave., Guelph, on Saturday, August 20, 2005, at 10 a.m., with private interment to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home 519-822-4731 or send condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com)

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BRADFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-27 published
BRADFORD, Peter
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Peter BRADFORD on Wednesday, August 24, 2005, following a lengthy struggle with lung disease. He died peacefully at home with Mary Elaine, his devoted and loving wife of 17 years at his side. Peter was born in North Yorkshire on December 15, 1927. Graduating from Leeds University in 1949 with a Bachelor of Laws, Peter came to Canada settling in Toronto in 1950. He enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the insurance industry with Prudential. Peter was a man of principle and purpose, whose life was distinguished by an abiding interest in history, literature and music. A particular passion of Peter's was early jazz music and he was a serious collector of original recordings on 78. In his later years he built with his wife Mary an extensive library of first edition books, mainly in British diplomatic and political history.
Peter was also a fine athlete, playing cricket, soccer and squash in his youth at Wrekin College, Shropshire. Peter's lifelong passion for golf began with many rounds on the Masham Golf Club in a threesome with his father and brother Jack.
Peter was a beloved father and husband and will be deeply missed by his family. Peter is survived by wife Mary Elaine (née BABYN) daughter Kathy and the late Nick McCOMBIE, and son Neil and his wife Peggy SATTLER; grandchildren, Liam, Jonathan and Emily nephews Stephen, Peter, Martin, and Augustus; nieces Anastasia and Victorie. He will be cremated as he wished. Details for Memorial Service to be announced. Panachyda after 5 p.m. mass at St. Demetrius Church, 135 LaRose Avenue on Saturday, August 27th.

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BRADFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-09 published
BEAMENT, George Edwin " Ted"
At Ottawa on September 8, 2005, in his 98th year, Brigidier BEAMENT (Ret,) O.B.E., C.M., G.C.St.J., E.D., C.D., Q.C., L.S.M., LLD, survived by his son Justin, Down Saint Mary, Devon, England, his daughter Meriel (James BRADFORD,) Old Chelsea, Quebec and grandchildren Daniel (Claire DUNN) and Matthew BEAMENT and Ariana (Simon GROCOTT,) Dominic (Tiffani FRASER) and Tolly BRADFORD and four great grand_sons: predeceased by his wife Brenda THOMS, his parents T. Arthur BEAMENT, Q.C. and Edith BELFORD, his sister Ethel and his brothers Warwick and Geoffrey. During a long and productive life of service to his country and community and dedication to his family, Ted distinguished himself in sports (1930 Canadian National Figure Skating Championship for fours); in the military: Royal Military College gold medal 1929; Brigadier, General Staff, 1st Canadian Army; President Khaki University 1945-6; Mentioned in Dispatches, Croix de Guerre (avec Palme), Order of the White Lion of Czechoslovakia, Military Cross (Czechoslovakia), Dutch Liberation Medal (2001); Military Cross (Czech Republic, June 2005), Hon. Col. 30 Field Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery 1968-78: in the law: called to the Bar of Ontario 1934, K.C. 1948, Partner, Beament, Green; Bencher Law Society of Upper Canada 1964-75; and community service: Commissioner National Capital Commission, 1961-1966, Chancellor, Priory of Canada, and Bailiff Grand Cross, Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, President Community Chest of Ottawa, Hon Pres Young Men's-Young Women's Christian Association, Hon. Gov. Corps. of Commissionaires, Gov. Carleton U., Life Member Rideau Club and donor and patron of many charities and causes. Ted is remembered for his integrity, wit, wisdom, enquiring mind and faithful and loving relationship to family and Friends. Funeral service at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, 127 Mackay Street, Ottawa on Tuesday, September 13, 2005, at 11 a.m. Cremation Beechwood. There will be no visitation but a memorial book may be signed prior to the service at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa. Flowers gratefully declined, but donations to Saint John Ambulance National Headquarters, 1900 City Park Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1J 1A3 or Community Foundation of Ottawa, 75 Albert Street, K1P 5E7 appreciated.
Condolences/donations/tributes at: mcgarryfamily.ca (613) 233-1143

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BRADFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-31 published
BRADFORD, John Frederick " Jack"
(Business Executive; World War 2 Veteran, Royal Canadian Navy Belleville Alderman.)
At Belleville, Ontario on Saturday, October 29th, 2005, in his 87th year, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Catherine Ellen (née MOHER.) Beloved son of the late David and Augusta (née BURN) BRADFORD. Loving father of Mary SOLOMON (Geoff) of Meaford, Robert BRADFORD of Belleville, Anna BRADFORD (Bill CUMMING) of Jarvis, Joan FINKLE (Mike) of Belleville, Barbara GARROW (Steve) of Belleville, John Paul BRADFORD (Laurie) of Barrie, Joseph BRADFORD (Erin) of Calgary, and predeceased by infant son John. Loved by his grandchildren Christine DOYLE (Chris), Evelyn SOLOMON Joseph, John E., Katie and Patrick FINKLE; Brad, Jack and Emma GARROW; Richard, Geoffrey and Emily BRADFORD; and Kayanne, Max and Gus BRADFORD. Dear brother of David BRADFORD (the late Nora) of Thunder Bay, Norm BRADFORD (Iris) of Toronto, Barbara LEPARD (the late Murray) of Chatham, New Brunswick, and predeceased by brother Robert BRADFORD. Friends are invited to attend visitation at the Family Home, 227 John Street, Belleville, on Tuesday, November 1st from 1: 00-9:00 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. Father Richard WHALEN officiating. Interment in St. James Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Georgian Riding Association for Challenged Equestrians (G.R.A.C.E.) (Cheques Only Please), would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted in the care of John R. Bush Funeral Home, 80 Highland Avenue, Belleville (613-968-5588).

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BRADFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-11 published
Week Of Remembrance: Ted BEAMENT, Brigadier And Lawyer (1908-2005)
Military strategist's final campaign was to be allowed to live in the same nursing home as his wife of 63 years
By Tom HAWTHORN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Friday, November 11, 2005, Page S7
He helped plan the Normandy invasion and the liberation of France and the Netherlands, but the final victory in a brilliant military career came at the age of 95 as he battled to be reunited with his wife.
Ted BEAMENT, a retired brigadier, was forced to live apart from Brenda, his Scottish war bride.
His room was in an Ottawa veterans' hospital, while she lived across town in another facility.
Their heartbreaking separation, detailed by the Ottawa Citizen in an article published on Valentine's Day last year, won the couple great sympathy. The BEAMENTs celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary days later while still living at different addresses. They were able to visit only three times a week, while difficulties in hearing made telephone conversations frustrating.
"My mum is weepy and my dad is distressed," their daughter said at the time.
Mrs. BEAMENT was on a waiting list to join her husband at the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre, a delay that the family was told could last from six to 18 months.
Their plight led the War Amps of Canada to launch a national campaign to discover and reunite veterans unwillingly separated from their spouses.
After five months apart, the BEAMENTs were reunited at the Perley in March. They spent 15 precious weeks under the same roof before Mrs. BEAMENT died of causes related to old age. She was 91.
Mr. BEAMENT, who survived his wife by 15 months, enjoyed success in several arenas. He was a national champion as a figure skater, a first-class lawyer named king's counsel, and a decorated military strategist.
Family lore has it that Mr. BEAMENT was conceived in the summer of 1907 aboard a gondola afloat on the Grand Canal of Venice. His parents may well have had romantic notions regarding transportation, as they had met as members of the Bytown bicycle club.
Thomas Arthur BEAMENT was a prominent barrister who, in 1904, would be one of the 16 founding members of the Laurentian Club, formed by those businessmen excluded from other men's clubs because of their lack of social standing. Mr. BEAMENT's wife, Edith Louise BELFORD, had been orphaned at a young age and worked as typist in the civil service. George Edwin BEAMENT, known as Ted, was the youngest of their four children.
Educated at Ottawa Normal School and Lisgar Collegiate, the young man followed his father's demand that he attend Royal Military College, graduating in 1929. The yearbook noted the left sleeve of his cadet's uniform was not long enough to hold all his badges of distinction.
A degree in mechanical engineering was achieved at the University of Toronto two years later. He then attended Osgoode Hall, graduating in 1934, being called to the bar the same year. He was an associate in the family law firm of Beament and Beament.
It was as an engineering student that Mr. BEAMENT teamed with Elizabeth FISHER, Mary LITTLEJOHN and Hubert SPROTT to win the Canadian fours championship in figure skating at a meet at Winnipeg in February, 1930.
Mr. BEAMENT put aside his legal career with the outbreak of war in 1939. As commanding officer, he mobilized and led to England the 2nd (Ottawa) Field Battery, the famed Bytown Gunners whose members would see action at Dieppe and on D-Day. He even borrowed $2,000 from his father to outfit the men.
On Christmas Eve, 1940, he was a guest of a liaison officer for the British artillery who brought the Canadian officer to the family home in Oxford for a holiday meal. There, he met Brenda Yvonne Mary THOMS, a lithe, 27-year-old practitioner of the Dalcroze method of eurythmics, which intensifies the experience of music through movement and physical exertion. He proposed marriage the next day. Her polite rebuff did not deter such a persistent suitor. They married the following February, the bride wearing a silk wedding dress tailored from ivory-coloured curtains.
Many years later, a granddaughter, Ariana BRADFORD, questioned the brevity of the courtship. "Well, there was a war on, you know," Mr. BEAMENT replied. Two children would be born before the end of hostilities, neither, as far is known, conceived in a gondola.
A succession of command and staff appointments provided Ted BEAMENT with a series of promotions and ever greater responsibilities during the war. He was brigade major of the 1st Armoured Brigade in 1941; lieutenant-colonel and commanding officer of the 6th Canadian Field Regiment in 1942; general staff officer, grade 1, of the 4th Canadian Armoured Division, also in 1942; and, general staff officer, grade 1 (operations), of the First Canadian Army in 1943.
On November 14, 1943, he was appointed colonel (later brigadier), general staff, of the First Canadian Army. As such, he was intimately involved in the planning of the D-Day invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. He helped guide the liberation campaign through northwest Europe, during which Canadian forces often faced fierce resistance from German defenders.
In April, 1945, during the dying days of the Nazi regime, Mr. BEAMENT was based in the Netherlands when the headquarters of the First Canadian Army learned about a prison camp holding Polish women just across the frontier. The 1st (Polish) Armoured Division was ordered to free the inmates at Oberlangen. The camp was secured on April 12, Mr. BEAMENT's 37th birthday.
Back in England on September 27, Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery opened the Khaki University of Canada in the United Kingdom, an army-operated school on the outskirts of northwest London preparing servicemen for their demobilization. Mr. BEAMENT served as university president.
The king and queen visited the school the following year on the day before the president's fifth wedding anniversary. The queen was presented a bouquet of tulips by the president's young son.
Mr. BEAMENT was appointed an officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1943. His other awards for wartime service included a Croix de Guerre (avec Palme) from France and a Military Cross from Czechoslovakia. Mr. BEAMENT had assisted the Czechoslovak Brigade in Britain, for which he was also made a member of the Order of the White Lion. He was also mentioned in dispatches.
Returning to Canada in 1946, he rejoined the family law firm with brother Warwick BEAMENT, who had also been a brigadier with the Canadian Army in Europe. The reception was not quite as welcoming as he had imagined, as his father asked for repayment of the $2,000 loan. Worse, Mr. BEAMENT faced a large tax bill.
The tax appeal board rejected his position that he should not be taxed as a Canadian resident even though he had been overseas for more than five years. The storage of civilian clothes with his father and the ownership of a bank account and safety-deposit box, coupled with his intention to return to Canada, where taken as prove of residence. He then lost an appeal to the Exchequer Court in 1951.
Finally, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in 1952 that "the appellant was physically absent from Canada" and should be taxed accordingly. BEAMENT v. the Minister of National Revenue benefited many returning veterans and the Income Tax Act was subsequently revised.
The family law firm became involved in one of the most sensational cases in the immediate postwar period, as Warwick BEAMENT acted as defence counsel in a spy trial following the defection of Soviet cipher clerk Igor GOUZENKO.
Two years after his brother's death in 1966, Ted BEAMENT moved his practice to Beament, Green, Dust until retiring at 86, by which time he had been made a life member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. He served from 1961 to 1966 as a commissioner for the National Capital Commission in Ottawa. His charitable work included high posts on behalf of the Red Cross, the local Young Men's-Young Women's Christian Association, and Ottawa's Community Chest. He was on the board of governors of Carleton University and was honorary governor of the Corps of Commissionaires.
Befitting his sterling war service, he served as honorary colonel of the 30th Field Artillery Regiment, as the amalgamated Bytown Gunners are now known.
Mr. BEAMENT was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in the waning days of 1986. The honour was conferred for his ardent support of charitable groups, most notably his 30 years of service on behalf of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, for which he was elected chancellor of the priory of Canada.
The successful campaign to reunite Mr. BEAMENT with his wife allowed him to be at her side as she breathed her last. Even in mourning, the retired brigadier remained a stickler for detail, ensuring the date of death was recorded as June 17, 2004, as his wife had passed 15 minutes before midnight. He had held her hand as she died.
Ted BEAMENT was born on April 12, 1908, in Ottawa. He died there on September 28. He was 97. He leaves a son, Justin BEAMENT, of Down Saint Mary, Devon, England; a daughter, Meriel BRADFORD, of Old Chelsea, Quebec; five grandchildren and four great-grand_sons. He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, the former Brenda THOMS, who died last year. He was also predeceased by a sister, Ethel, and by brothers Warwick and Geoffrey.

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BRADFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-09 published
MILLER, Terrence " Terry"
Prof. Engineering.
Passed away peacefully at the Blind River District Health Centre, Blind River, Wednesday, December 7, 2005. Beloved husband of Joyce MILLER. Dear father of Nigel and Megan. Father-in-law of Karen and proud grandfather of Keelan, Brennan and Trevor. Born in London, England, Terry was the only son of Henry George MILLER and Hilda May HYDE- MILLER. Terry was educated at the Public School, Rutlish, England, attended London University, England and University of Windsor. Graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering. He travelled through his life, served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, training in Winnipeg as a Navigator-Commissioned Officer, flying the Lancaster 1953. He spent two years in Bahrain in the Persian Gulf before returning to England. In 1957, Joyce and Terry immigrated to Canada. Being employed at Ontario Hydro until his retirement. Terry enjoyed all sports, played Rugby and loved a good game of Tennis, Squash and Golfing with his Friends. Terry was Past President of the Lion's Club. Member on the Board of Sault College, on the Blind River Health Centre Board of Directors, passed member of Blind River Curling Club, a charter member of Huron Pines Golf Club, treasurer for many years at St. Saviour's Anglican Church and enjoyed his involvement with the building of the new church in 1995. Our sincere thanks to Dr. BRADFORD, with his help. Terry was able to manage his C.O.P.D. with Dignity and courage and we thank him. Terry will be remembered for his humour, gentle personality, devotion and ease he gave to his family. We will miss him - though never forget him. Friends may call at the Menard Funeral Home, Blind River (705) 356-7151, Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service to be held Saturday, December 10, at 11 a.m. from St. Saviour's Anglican Church with Reverend Margaret RODGERS officiating. Interment in Hillside Cemetery, Blind River. Donations to the St. Saviour's Anglican Church Building Fund would be greatly appreciated.

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BRADFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-23 published
STEELE, Annie (née STOCKWELL)
Peacefully, at home on January 21, 2005, at the age of 83. Beloved wife of the late Jim STEELE. Loving mother of Susan FERGUSON and her husband Bob, Douglas and his wife Wendy, Mary GAIR and her husband Graeme, Duncan and his wife Anna, and the late James John (Jamie). Dear grandmother of Rob, Laura, Jim, Karen, Amy, Ashley, Adrienne, Jackson, Audrey, Gordon, Chelsea and Katherine. Adored great-grandmother of Russell, Jimmy, Joseph, Owen, Emily, Adam and Molly. Sister of Kathleen LLOYD and her husband George, Colleen BRADFORD, Bill STOCKWELL and his wife Loretta. Predeceased by her brothers Maitland and George "Son" STOCKWELL. Auntie Anne to many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, remembrances may be made to the charity of your choice.

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BRADFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-23 published
HILL, Norma Millie (née BRADFORD)
Years ago, between the seas, there was born a child of needs. Her mother left, her father quit, uncertain futures on mercy's steps. Take this child, her fears quell, raise this child and love her well. When she asks, let them tell, there were those who loved her well. Norma HILL passed quickly after a valiant battle resisting death on February 17, 2005 at the Eden Care Home in Chilliwack, at the age of 88 years. She was born in York County, Ontario on January 24, 1917. Norma is survived by her loving daughter Norma WATT and her husband John in Yarrow, British Columbia and loving sister Laura (Worsley) COLBERT of Peterborough, Ontario. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur, and the caring family of George and Laura WORSLEY of Toronto. Norma will always be remembered in the communities of Toronto, Ottawa, Ladysmith, Burnaby, White Rock and the Eden Care Home as a spunky little lady of quick wit and high energy. She met life's challenges head on. A Celebration of her life will be held at Yarrow Community Hall on Saturday, February 26th, 2005 between 2: 00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Henderson's 604-792-1344

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BRADFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-09 published
McALPINE, Thelma Eileen (October 15, 1912-April 5, 2005)
At Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Tuesday, April 5, 2005 in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late William 'Bill' McALPINE. Loving mother of Jamie McALPINE and his wife Ann and grandmother of Jane and Laura, all of Shelburne (currently residing in Australia) and mother of Joanne EDDINGTON and her husband Jim and grandmother of James 'E', all of Thamesford. Dear sister of Doris Bradford POWERS of Scarborough, Wyman BRADFORD of Hawkesbury and the late Emma May 'Peter' HOLTBY and sister-in-law of John HRUTKA of Toronto. Loving aunt to all of her nieces and nephews. Arrangements entrusted to the Doney Funeral Home, Shelburne. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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BRADFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-04 published
SPENCER, Evelyn Alberta (née HOLMAN)
Passed away at the age of 89 due to stroke and cardiac complications, April 30, 2005, 10: 45 p.m. at Burton Manor. Predeceased by loving husband Clifford Cole SPENCER, June 23, 1970. Beloved mother of Bill SPENCER, spouse Carol TRAINOR, and Beverley SPENCER, spouse Michael BRADFORD. Treasured grandmother of Cameron and Kevin SPENCER. All are welcome to attend a short service at 46 White Tail Cres., Brampton, Saturday, May 7, at 1: 30 p.m., followed by an informal reception until 5: 00 p.m. No flowers please. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Scott Funeral Home, Brampton, (905) 451-1100.

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BRADFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-26 published
BRADFORD, Norris Bert
(After 24 years of teaching with the Scarborough Board of Education, he retired to Lindsay in 1989) Nord was the son of the late Bert Benson BRADFORD and Muriel Eleanor SHIELDS of Goderich. Dear husband of Carol of Lindsay. Loved father of Susan PETERS of Newmarket, Barbara and her husband Al McCORMICK of Oakville, Scott of Lindsay, Peter of Colborne and Michael and his wife Jen of Kitchener. Cherished grandfather of seven grandchildren and one great-grand_son. A service to celebrate Nord's life will be held at the Cambridge Street United Church, Cambridge Street North, Lindsay on Saturday, May 28th at 1: 30 p.m. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Cambridge Street United Church would be appreciated and may be made through the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay (705-328-2721).

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BRADFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-10 published
BRADFORD, George
Passed away at The Brant Centre, Burlington on Thursday, June 9, 2005, George BRADFORD of Burlington, formerly of Toronto, at the age of 95. Beloved husband of the late Anne (née RICHARDSON.) Loving father of Reverend George R. BRADFORD and his wife Laura of Burlington and Brian BRADFORD and his wife Anne of Waterloo. Cherished grandfather of Richard, Catherine, Ruth, Donna, David, Jonathan and great-grandfather of 11. Dear brother of Esther LEE, Lily LEE and brother-in-law of Gladys BRADFORD, all of Toronto. Visitation at Brant Bible Church, 2501 Eaglesfield Drive, (east of Brant Street, off Dundas Street) Burlington, on Sunday, June 12, 2005 from 2 p.m. until time of Funeral Service at 4 p.m. Private family interment Woodland Cemetery, London. If desired, expressions of sympathy to L'Abri Fellowship Canada would be sincerely appreciated by the family. (Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Burlington, 905-632-3333) www.smithsfh.com

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BRADFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-13 published
BRADFORD, Marion
Peacefully at the Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Friday, June 10, 2005, in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of Jim and loving mother of Janice (Art) Vernon and Mark. Dear sister of Rosemary and her husband Robert. Arrangements entrusted to the Doney Funeral Home, 318 Main St. E., Shelburne. The family will receive Friends at the Dufferin County Museum Church on Saturday, June 25, 2005 from 1-2 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 2: 00 p.m. Donations to the Breast Cancer Foundation or the Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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BRADFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-17 published
BRADFORD, Pauline
Peacefully at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, on Friday, July 15, 2005. Age 93. Dear wife of Charles. Loved aunt of Shirley and Douglas SILVER, Gary SOWIAK, Harry and Elcie HALOWACHUK, and Brenda and Albert COCCIA of San Pedro, California. Loving great-aunt of Mary Ann and Augy MEZZAUCELLA. Pauline was born in Buchanan, Saskatchewan, and was the last of nine children. Family will receive Friends at Scott Funeral Home, 420 Dundas St. East, Mississauga (one block west of Cawthra Rd.), 905-272-4040, Monday 9-11 a.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 18, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. in the chapel. Interment at Assumption Cemetery, 6933 Tomken Rd., Mississauga. Donations to the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga would be appreciated.

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BRADFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-27 published
BRADFORD, Peter
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Peter BRADFORD on Wednesday, August 24th, 2005, following a lengthy struggle with lung disease. He died peacefully at home with Mary Elaine, his devoted and loving wife of 17 years, at his side. Peter was born in North Yorkshire on December 15, 1927. Graduating from Leeds University in 1949 with a Bachelor of Laws, Peter came to Canada settling in Toronto in 1950. He enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the insurance industry with Prudential. Peter was a man of principle and purpose, whose life was distinguished by an abiding interest in history, literature and music. A particular passion of Peter's was early jazz music and he was a serious collector of original recordings on 78. In his later years he built with his wife Mary an extensive library of first edition books, mainly in British diplomatic and political history. Peter was also a fine athelete, playing cricket, soccer and squash in his youth at Wrekin College, Shropshire. Peter's lifelong passion for golf began with many rounds on the Masham Golf Club in a threesome with his father and brother Jack. Peter was a beloved father and husband and will be deeply missed by his family. Peter is survived by wife Mary Elaine (née BABYN) daughter Kathy and the late Nick McCOMBIE and son Neil and his wife Peggy SATTLER; grandchildren Liam, Jonathan, and Emily nephews Stephen, Peter, Martin, and Augustus; nieces Anastasia and Victorie. He will be cremated as he wished. Details for Memorial Service to be announced. Panachyda after 5 p.m. Mass at St. Demetrius Church, 135 LaRose Avenue on Saturday, August 27th.

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BRADFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-08 published
BRADFORD, Peter
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2005 at St. James Cathedral at King and Church Streets, 11 a.m.

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BRADFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-31 published
BRADFORD, John Frederick " Jack"

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BRADFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-26 published
BROADBENT- BRADFORD, Alice Stella (née PATTERSON)
(Volunteer for Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa Hospital Auxiliary, Past President of Martha Group, Christ Church, Oshawa, Member of the General Motors Choir)
Peacefully at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa on Friday, December 23, 2005, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of Albert BRADFORD and the late Arnold BROADBENT. Cherished mother of Linda BROADBENT of Texas and Louise BROADBENT- ANDERSEN of Welland. Adored "Granga" to Stephen ANDERSEN of Toronto, Edward (Ted) and his wife Jannine ANDERSEN of Niagara Falls, and "Great-Granga" to Callum and Brooke ANDERSEN. Dear sister of Doris and her husband Jim BYRNES of Port Perry. Lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews and the Broadbent Family. Predeceased by her sisters: Nellie SCHWARTZ, Mary ZAROWNY, Jean SAYCHUK, Eva PATTERSON and brothers: Walter, Michael, John (Sonny), Joseph, Stephen and Peter. Relatives and Friends may pay their respects at McIntosh-Anderson Funeral Home, 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 from 11: 30 a.m. until time of service in the chapel at 1: 00 p.m. Donations to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre or Oshawa Hospital Foundation, New Durham Region Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family.

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BRADIMORE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-06 published
MOTTON, Bessie (née SHELDON)
Surrounded by Family on Saturday, June 4, 2005 at the age of 77. Beloved wife of the late Richard (Dick). Loving mother of Richard (Janet), Trudy (Peter), Cindy, Susan and Kathy (Dave). Survived by sisters Marjorie (Mrs. Harvey BRADIMORE) of Coboconk and Patricia (Mrs. Elwood RYAN) of Victoria Road. Joyful grandmother of 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Friends may visit the Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Ave. E. on Monday, June 6th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, June 7th in the funeral home chapel. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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BRADISH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-17 published
BRADISH, Amelia Elizabeth " Beth" (née CAUDLE)
Amelia Elizabeth "Beth" BRADISH (nee: CAUDLE) was born in Lions Head, Ontario April 13, 1934 and passed away in Calgary, Alberta on April 15, 2005. After a courageous and lengthy battle with severe rheumatoid arthritis, Beth succumbed to complications after a brief hospital stay. Beth is survived by her loving and dedicated husband of 50 years, James F. "Jim" BRADISH; four children, Dave (Holly), Dan, Dianne (Jim) Sutherland, Kimberley (Todd) Pruden; ten grandchildren, Thomas, Alex, Danielle, Crysta, Brittney, Amy, Andrew, Brent, Reece and Kylie; one great grandchild, Geoffrey. She is also survived by her brothers Bob (Carol) CAUDLE of Lions Head, Ontario, Ken (Mildred) CAUDLE of Sarnia, Ontario, and sister Judy WORRALL of Calgary, Alberta; as well as numerous extended family members and Friends. She was predeceased by her parents Robert and Iona and infant brother David all of Bruce Pennisula, Ontario.

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BRADISH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-03 published
ERB, John Edwin (13 September 1932-31 July, 2005)
Reverend Canon, Executive Director, Anglican Foundation
"We have lots of love, Friendship, family; we are blessed." These were some of John's last words, given through a wonderful smile, as his magnificent brain was being ravaged by the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. John was born in Kitchener, Ontario, to the late Irvin and Sally ERB (née MEYSCHEIN.) He will always be missed by his adored children Nicholas and Katie, his wife Didy (née BRADISH) of 29 years, his loving sisters and brothers-in-law Cathie and John HOWARD, Hornby Island, British Columbia, and Margie and Bob CARR, Hamilton. 'John The Giant' was a special uncle to Stephen HOWARD and Rhonda SPENCE, Emily HOWARD and Alex LAVIGNE; Tom HOWARD and Landys KLYNE; Mary HOWARD, Stewart, Duncan, Will and Angus MURRAY; Sally HOWARD, Jim and Tommy HAMAGUCHI; Sarah CARR Tim CARR and Kate FEIGHTNER; Pat CARR, Nadine HEINTZ and Oliver CARR; and friend David HUGHES. His many ERB and Meyschein family cousins love him and will miss him.
A passionate Canadian, John was a leader, Anglican Priest, teacher, traveller, camper and actor. Until his late teens John was a member of Trinity United, the ERB family's church, where he grew up in the Sunday School. He attended 'Young People's' both there and at Saint John the Evangelist Anglican Church. When he returned after working for a year in England, he joined the confirmation class at Saint John. Thus began his journey to become an Anglican priest. Graduating from the Kitchener Public School system and Wilfred Laurier University, he received his early theological training from Trinity College. He continued graduate studies in later years in Boston, Virginia and Jerusalem.
John's ministry began at St. Aidan's in 1965. In 1967 his strong identification with young people led him to a truly successful period as Director of Youth for the Church of England, both in Guyana, S.A. and then in the United Kingdom..
John returned to Canada with Didy in December 1973 and continued his ministries, first at Grace Church on the Hill, then at St. Luke's East York. In 1981 he became Rector of St. Michael and All Angels, where he embraced all, and many saw him as more than a pastor. He retired from St. Michael's in 1997. For the past seven years John's energetic leadership has been devoted to the Anglican Foundation of Canada, a work he loved. It enabled him to travel the length and breadth of this country, often visiting parishes in small communities, and as in all of his previous work, met wonderful dedicated people and established lasting Friendships and respect everywhere.
Throughout his working life John participated on many Boards and Committees focusing on community outreach, and has helped develop programs such as Out Of The Cold, Street Haven for battered women and Christie Gardens, and has worked to encourage interfaith ministry. His robust leadership has been recognized and honoured in many ways including the 125th Anniversary Medal of Canada Member and former Chaplain, Order of Saint John Ambulance, Serving Brother - Saint John of Jerusalem; Chaplaincy appointments to The Royal Society of Physicians and Surgeons, The Canadian Club of Toronto, The Benchers and The Order of St. Lazarus.
His personal passions are his family, his ministry, the theatre, ballet, opera, the family cottage at Oliphant and the Taize Retreat in France.
During his hospital confinement John and his family were enormously moved by those many Friends, acquaintances and co-workers old and new, who visited during his last days. Literally, they came by the hundreds from all spectrums of society to reminisce, renew Friendships and offer their love and support. Nothing could have made more visible the lasting impact John had on so many lives.
We will always be grateful for the kindness and incredible care given to John and his family by all the caregivers in the Palliative Care Unit at St. Michael's Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, please join John in his living legacy for theological education through his work at the Anglican Foundation of Canada (80 Hayden Street, Toronto, M4Y 3G2), or to the charity of your choice.
Visitation will be at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W., Toronto, between Yonge and Avenue Rd., 1: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday, August 5th.
The funeral will be held at St. James Cathedral, King St. E. at Church Street, at 11: 00 a.m. Saturday, August 6th. A service preceding interment in Woodland Cemetery will be held in Kitchener at the Church of Saint John The Evangelist, Water Street, north of King Street, on Monday, August 8 at 11: 30 a.m. Reception at 10:30 a.m. in the Church Hall.

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BRADISH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-03 published
BRADISH, Gerald Winston Delano
Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, in Orangeville, on Sunday January 2, 2005. Gerald Bradish of Hillsburgh, in his 64th year. Beloved husband of Catherine CASTELL. Loving step father of Tammy BRYANT (Bobby) of Houston, Texas, Wendy JANES (Keith) of Mississauga, Peggy FAULKNER of Burlington, and Vicky BROWNE (Kevin) of Dunnville. Cherished Papa of Anna, Nicole, Amanda, Ashley, Crystal, and Andrew. Dear brother of Harold (Judy) BRADISH of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Marie LAMMLE (Barry) of Calgary, Alberta, and Mae CLARKE (Dick) of Bulyea, Saskatchewan. Gerald will be sadly missed by his several nieces, nephews, and Friends. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. South, Erin, where the Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday January 5th at 2: 00 p.m. Spring interment Coningsby Cemetery. Visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BRADISH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-03 published
ERB, John Edwin (13 September 1932-31 July, 2005)
Reverend Canon, Executive Director, Anglican Foundation
"We have lots of love, Friendship, family; we are blessed." These were some of John's last words, given through a wonderful smile, as his magnificent brain was being ravaged by the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. John was born in Kitchener, Ontario, to the late Irvin and Sally ERB (née MEYSCHEIN.) He will always be missed by his adored children Nicholas and Katie, his wife Didy (née BRADISH) of 29 years, his loving sisters and brothers-in-law Cathie and John HOWARD, Hornby Island, British Columbia, and Margie and Bob CARR, Hamilton. "John The Giant" was a special uncle to Stephen Howard and Rhonda SPENCE, Emily HOWARD and Alex LAVIGNE; Tom HOWARD and Landys KLYNE; Mary HOWARD, Stewart, Duncan, Will and Angus MURRAY; Sally HOWARD, Jim and Tommy HAMAGUCHI; Sarah CARR Tim CARR and Kate FEIGHTNER; Pat CARR, Nadine HEINTZ and Oliver CARR; and friend David HUGHES. His many ERB and Meyschein family cousins love him and will miss him. A passionate Canadian, John was a leader, Anglican Priest, teacher, traveller, camper and actor. Until his late teens John was a member of Trinity United, the ERB family's church, where he grew up in the Sunday School. He attended "Young People's" both there and at Saint John the Evangelist Anglican Church. When he returned after working for a year in England, he joined the confirmation class at Saint John. Thus began his journey to become an Anglican priest. Graduating from the Kitchener Public School system and Wilfred Laurier University, he received his early theological training from Trinity College. He continued graduate studies in later years in Boston, Virginia and Jerusalem. John's ministry began at St. Aidan's in 1965. In 1967 his strong identification with young people led him to a truly successful period as Director of Youth for the Church of England, both in Guyana, S.A. and then in the United Kingdom John returned to Canada with Didy in December 1973 and continued his ministries, first at Grace Church on the Hill, then at St. Luke's East York. In 1981 he became Rector of St. Michael and All Angels, where he embraced all, and many saw him as more than a pastor. He retired from St. Michael's in 1997. For the past seven years John's energetic leadership has been devoted to the Anglican Foundation of Canada, a work he loved. It enabled him to travel the length and breadth of this country, often visiting parishes in small communities, and as in all of his previous work, met wonderful dedicated people and established lasting Friendships and respect everywhere. Throughout his working life John participated on many Boards and Committees focusing on community outreach, and has helped develop programs such as Out Of The Cold, Street Haven for battered women and Christie Gardens, and has worked to encourage interfaith ministry. His robust leadership has been recognized and honoured in many ways including the 125th Anniversary Medal of Canada; Member and former Chaplain, Order of Saint John Ambulance, Serving Brother - Saint John of Jerusalem Chaplaincy appointments to The Royal Society of Physicians and Surgeons, The Canadian Club of Toronto, The Benchers and The Order of St. Lazarus. His personal passions are his family, his ministry, the theatre, ballet, opera, the family cottage at Oliphant and the Taize Retreat in France. During his hospital confinement John and his family were enormously moved by those many Friends, acquaintances and co-workers old and new, who visited during his last days. Literally, they came by the hundreds from all spectrums of society to reminisce, renew Friendships and offer their love and support. Nothing could have made more visible the lasting impact John had on so many lives. We will always be grateful for the kindness and incredible care given to John and his family by all the caregivers in the Palliative Care Unit at St. Michael's Hospital. In lieu of flowers, please join John in his living leg

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