BRAECKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-14 published
MATTHYNSSENS, Blanche (formerly VERSTRAETEN)
Blanche (VERSTRAETEN) MATTHYNSSENS (Delhi) passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Sunday, February 13, 2005, in her 94th year. Blanche was born in San Antonio, Texas on December 17th, 1911. She was a member of the Saint Mary's Church, the C.W.L., Tillsonburg, and Sacred Heart Church, Langton and also a member of the Delhi Belgian Club. Together with her husband Albert, she farmed tobacco for several years at R.R.#1 Delhi.
Loving mother and mother-in-law of: Diana and Noël GHESQUIERE, Tillsonburg; Anita and Dr. David HILLNER, Tillsonburg and Ginny VERSTRAETEN, South River. Blanche was proud to be called "Meme" by her grandchildren Dan and Liz VERSTRAETEN, Marc VERSTRAETEN and Liz, Linda and Gary MATTAN, Wendy and David HOLMES, Michael and Deana GHESQUIERE, Marc and Jennifer HILLNER, Bonnie and Billy GAGNON and Tammy GODDEN and Roger. Also survived by several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Abel VAN DE VYVER and Clementina BLANCQUAERT and by her first husband Roger VERSTRAETEN (1945,) her second husband Albert MATTHYNSSENS (1990) and recently by her son Marcel VERSTRAETEN (February 4, 2005); she was also predeceased by her four sisters: Aline (Jean) VAN DEN BROECK, Yvonne (Albert) MICHIELSON, Margaret (Philemon) BOEL, Elza (Albert) BRAECKE and a niece Rosita VERBOVEN. Friends and relatives are welcome to meet with the family on Tuesday from 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg (842-4238). C.W.L. Prayers are Tuesday at 4 p.m. Parish Prayers are Tuesday evening at 7: 30 p.m. Funeral Mass of a Christian Burial on Wednesday at 11: 30 p.m. at the Saint Marys Roman Catholic Church, 51 Venison Street West, Tillsonburg by Reverend Father Michael LANGAN. Interment to follow in the Tillsonburg Cemetery. Memorial donations (by cheque) payable to the "Heart and Stroke Foundation" or the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged.

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BRAEKEVELT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-18 published
KNEESHAW, Amanda Ruth (née HODGSON)
Of Greenwood Court, Stratford, died peacefully at her residence on Friday, September 16, 2005, at the age of 101. She was born near Cookstown on January 27, 1904, the daughter of the late Watson HODGSON and the former Emily McKELVEY. She was the wife of the late Wilfred KNEESHAW who died in 1965. She is survived by daughters Noreen PETRO (George), Waterloo; Jean JACKSON (George), Thornhill; Margaret DINGMAN (Charles), Stratford; and Dr. Muriel KNEESHAW, New York; grandchildren David PETRO (Anita GATTI), Waterloo; Ronald PETRO (Isabel), Kitchener; Susan TIFFIN (Mark), Maple; Catharine MARTIN (Kenneth), Toronto; Janet JACKSON, Newmarket Barbara HERTZMAN (Norman), Toronto; Carolyn DINGMAN (Bradley BRAEKEVELT), Stratford; Robert DINGMAN (Jennifer McTAVISH), Kitchener Brian DINGMAN (Dawn,) Stratford; great-grandchildren Adam and Michael PETRO; Claire, Corinna and Luke PETRO; Andrew, Stephanie and Jacqueline TIFFIN; James, Sean and Nicola MARTIN; and Cameron DINGMAN. She was predeceased by brothers Matthew, Herbert (Bobbie,) Harold and her sister Glenna QUINN (Wilfrid.) Amanda was a graduate of Toronto Normal School and taught elementary school in the Bradford area and Thornhill for 10 years prior to her marriage in 1933. She and her husband farmed on Highway 11 north of Bradford until his death when she moved to Bradford where she served as assistant librarian at the Bradford Public Library. She and her husband were devoted to their family, their church and their community. She moved to Stratford in 1998. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Road, Bradford (1-800-209-4803) for visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held at Bradford United Church, 66 Barrie Street, Bradford on Monday, September 19, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment St. Paul's Cemetery, Coulson's Hill. Officiating clergy Reverend Cheryl-Ann STADELBAUER- SAMPA, Minister of Central United Church, Stratford and John PATTERSON, Greenwood Court Pastor. Donations to Greenwood Court, 90 Greenwood Dr., Stratford, Ontario, N5A 7W5 or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BRAET o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-03-09 published
BOHEZ, Willy Gaston
Willy Gaston BOHEZ a resident of Wallaceburg passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 6, 2005 at the age of 67. Willy was a retired owner of RBM Contractors who loved the outdoors, spending time with his nephews and was an avid woodworker and gardener. He is the son of Julia (DEWAELE) and the late Emiel BOHEZ. Beloved best friend and husband of Antoinette (BRAET.) Loving uncle and uncle-in-law of Linda OCOVICH and Koen VIAENE, Damien BRAET and Elizabeth WALLACE, Justin and Amanda BRAET and Julien, Gino and Mario BRAET. Dear great uncle of Emma and brother-in-law of Gerard and Janet MAHIEU- BRAET, Roger and Judith BRAET and the late Jose and Allette BRAET. Willy also a special friend of Nellie VANRUYMBEKE. A private family funeral will be held at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street in Wallaceburg for his close family and Friends. If desired, you are welcome to leave remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society at the funeral home. (519) 627-3231.

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BRAGAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-01 published
BRAGAN, Eleanor (née PATTERSON)
(Retired employee of C.P. Rail) Peacefully at Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Orillia on Monday, January 31, 2005, in her 69th year. Beloved mother of Ruth (Joseph) COLBURN, William (Sharon) WILLETT, Ross (Eloise) WILLETT. Loving grandmother of Elizabeth, Katherine, Amanda, Trinity, Kelsey. Great-grandmother to Kennedy, Aimee and Rythm. Sister to Benita, Elmer, Bruce, Neil and predeceased by Robert, Norman, Howard and June. Will be sadly missed by many Friends and relatives. 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 Wednesday. Service in the Chapel on Thursday at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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BRAGANZA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-05 published
FERNANDES, Nora Maria (née BRAGANZA)
After a courageous battle, Nora passed away peacefully on Friday, February 4, 2005 at Sunnybrook Hospital, in her 75th year. Loving wife for 43 years to Joseph. Cherished mother of Nigel and Nicole (John). Proud and loving Nana to Cassandra, Taylor, Kylie and Alicia. Predeceased by her brother Marcus. Much loved and missed by her sisters Alice, Daisy, Margaret and her brother Henry. Will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and their families. A special thank you to the staff at Sunnybrook Hospital, especially Jennifer. Friends may call at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles), visiting on Monday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at St. Aidan Roman Catholic Church (3501 Finch Ave. E.) at 10 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Sunnybrook Health Care Centre would be appreciated by the family.

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BRAGANZA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-23 published
BRAGANZA, Annie
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 20th, 2005, in her 96th year. Born in Belgaum, India, resident of Goa, Zanzibar and Canada. Beloved mother of Sylvie (Ivor), Marina (Eddie), Lance (Ann) and Elfrida (Irineu). Grandmother of Keith, Melanie, David, Jacqui (Greg), Jonathan (Natalia), Jeni (deceased), Bruce (Lesley), Michelle, Damian (Antoinette), Nicole (Wesley) and Alethea (Vijay). Great-grandmother of Hollie, Elle, Hannah, Avery, Elyse, Emily, Reese and Adam. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Barnabas Roman Catholic Church, 10 Washburn Way, Scarborough on Friday at 11 a.m. Eternal rest give unto her soul O Lord, May her soul rest in peace.

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BRAGG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-02 published
RUTHVEN, Albert George
At Parkwood Hospital on February 28th, 2005, Albert George RUTHVEN in his 83rd year. Loving husband of Donna (OSBORNE) RUTHVEN. Dear father of Ronald RUTHVEN (Judy) of London, Robert RUTHVEN (Sandy) of London, Daniel RUTHVEN (Sue) of Niagara Falls, Jeffrey RUTHVEN of Woodstock and Prosper TAKYI of London. He will be sadly missed by 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his mother Agnus RUTHVEN of London, sisters Betty BRAGG, Greta BRAGG and brother Hank BRAGG of London. Visitation will be held in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, (520 Dundas Street) on Wednesday from 7-9 pm, where a Legion Service will be held at 7 pm and a London Naval Association Service will be held at 7: 15 pm. The complete funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, March 3rd at 1 p.m. in the Needham Funeral Chapel. Cremation to follow. In memory of Albert, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice would be appreciated.

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BRAGG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-13 published
BRAGG, J. Leonard
Peacefully at his residence, the Kingsway Lodge Saint Marys on Saturday, June 11, 2005. J. Leonard BRAGG was born in Blanshard Twp. 87 Yrs. ago son of the late Arthur BRAGG and the former Eva BUTTERS. He is survived by his loving wife the former Vera STRATHDEE who he married on November 20, 1943. Sons Donald and Bev BRAGG of Blanshard Ward and Douglas and Lois BRAGG of St. Marys, sons in law Aleck SMITH of Anderson and Rudy MICHIELSEN of Toronto and family friend Donna MORNING of Saint Mary's. Proud grandfather of Gwen and Jamie Nai rn, Diana and Dennis Hodgins, Debra BRAGG and Terry THYNNE, Sharon and Steve GARVEY and Jeff BRAGG. Great grandfather of Shawn, Tyler and Ann Marie NAIRN, Alisha O'HARA, Kelly and Greg HODGINS, Cameron THYNNE. He is sadly missed by a brother Carman and Clara BRAGG of Blanshard Ward and their family. He was predeceased by his 2 daughters Hazel SMITH (1999) and Eva BRAGG (2004) and 2 grand_sons and a brother.
Leonard worked at the Hooper mink ranch and at Maxwells Ltd. of Saint Marys until its closing when he returned to work the family farm until retirement, when his son Don took over. Leonard's love of music has spanned many years, as he played with a number of groups that entertained in the area nursing homes. The Milt Satchell Old Tyme Band, the Habermehl's and Marjorie as well as with many Friends in small traveling groups. Many years ago he was a member of the Friendship Centre and Stonetown Entertainers. He played many instruments, the violin, harmonica, banjo, piano and guitar. He enjoyed playing the fiddle until the Alzheimer's took that away from him. He enjoyed the 20 plus years spent at the Shelburne fiddle competitions and the Blythe steam shows. His love of flowers was seen in his beautiful flower beds and gardens. He loved his strawberries fresh out of his garden. The late Leonard BRAGG will rest at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel 7 Water St. N. Saint Marys on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at 1. p.m. with Rev. Dr. Robert SPENCER officiating. Interment will follow in Saint Marys Cemetery. In his memory donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated

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BRAGG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-06 published
Man dies after dive at Trout Lake Park
By Hugo RODRIGUES, Special to The Free Press
Woodstock -- A Kitchener man hurt in a diving accident at Trout Lake Park has died, the park's second water-related fatality in 10 days.
Patrick Darrell GRAY/GREY, 34, died yesterday at London Health Sciences Centre, police said.
The case has been turned over to a coroner in London, who was to perform an autopsy yesterday.
On Saturday, GRAY/GREY jumped from the highest diving board at the former quarry in Innerkip and struck another swimmer's knee with his head as he hit the water, Oxford Community police said.
GRAY/GREY had not waited for the area to clear before jumping, police said.
Former Woodstock resident James DRABICK, 22, died after jumping off the same, 6.5-metre diving board at the park on June 26.
Police can only appeal to the public's common sense to guard against such tragedies in the water, said Oxford Const. Bob McDONALD.
"It's impossible to legislate common sense," he said.
Swimming areas such as Trout Lake Park or the Pittock Conservation Area are private and a grey area when it comes to minimum safety standards, which are applied to supervised swimming areas, said Mike BRAGG, Oxford County director of public health and emergency services.
"It doesn't meet the definition of a public swimming area," he said.
This year is not the first time tragedy has struck at Trout Lake. There have been at least three other drownings at the park since Leonard Eugene WEILER drowned June 12, 1988, when he went swimming at the park after drinking and smoking hashish.
Two scuba divers died at the park during a winter dive.
The owners of the dive school were found negligent in that incident in 1991.
A Kitchener resident was injured at the park June 13, 1993, when he dived into the lake and struck some rocks.

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BRAGG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-28 published
McDONALD, Gerald Carson
At St. Joseph's Lifecare Centre on Monday, June 27, 2005. Memories of Gerry will be shared by Christina, his adored wife for more than 60 years and their children, Catherine FORBES and her daughter, Margot; Ian and his daughters Christine, Jennifer, and Katie Margot and David NEILL and their children Paige (Gavin,) Stacy (Manuel), Jon (Jennifer), David, and Andrew; Graeme and Kim and their children Ali MARCELLA, Cale, and Paris. Gerry will be missed by his sister Doris GOOD, his brother Lyle (Patti;) sisters-in-law Catherine CHOWN, and Betty WHITE/WHYTE (Jim,) and brother-in-law Leonard OLIVER (Lois.) He was the loved Papa of five great-grandchildren and the respected uncle of many nieces and nephews; predeceased by his sister-in-law Kay OLIVER, and brothers-in-law Bill GOOD, Gordon CHOWN, and Ted BARTON. Gerry will also be greatly missed by his special Friends Jack BRAGG (and the late Marion,) Don LUDLOW, and Maria REBELO. Born in Brandon and raised in Regina, Gerry came to Brantford as an Royal Canadian Air Force Flying Instructor during the war and adopted Brantford as his home. A respected business leader, Gerry was the founding President of G.C. McDonald Supply. Gerry provided leadership to a number of volunteer and charitable organizations, some of which include, Chairman of the Brantford Airport Commission, President of the Brantford Flying Club, and President of the Royal Canadian Flying Clubs Association, Clerk-of-Session and Trustee of Zion (St. Andrew's) United Church, President of the Rotary Club of Brantford (a Paul Harris Fellow), Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Brantford General Hospital, and a member of the Loon Lake Hunting Club. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Beckett-Glaves Family Funeral Centre, 519-752-4331. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at St. Andrew's United Church on Thursday, June 30, 2005 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Andrew's United Church, Brantford or the Brantford General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. A Tree will be planted in memory of Gerry in the Beckett - Glaves Memorial Forest. www.beckettglaves.com

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BRAGG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-19 published
MUIR, John " The White Rat"
Passed away, on September 18, 2005, in his 62nd year. Dearly loved husband of Barbara BRAGG. He will be sadly missed by sons Peter (Cherie) and James (Cassandra), and his grandchildren Adrian, Isaac, Brennan, Joshua, and Ethan. He is survived by his Jane MARTIN (David,) nephew Chris MARTIN (Barbara) of Kitchener, niece Barbara WALSH (Steve) of Ottawa, and brother-in-law Marcus LITTLE of Toronto. Lovingly remembered by his mother-in-law Ethel BRAGG, and brothers-in-law Glenn BRAGG (Vickie) and Eric BRAGG (Nadine) and Grant, James, Rebecca, Kyle and Justin. Also remembered by Elizabeth MUIR. Predeceased by his parents Edwin MUIR (1980) and Dorothy Wilson MUIR (1983,) and his sister Alanna (2005.) Cremation has taken place. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Thursday from 1 p.m. until of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to john.muir@wardfh.com

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BRAGG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-31 published
BRAGG, George
Peacefully at the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, October 29, 2005, in his 89th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Audrey and sister Florence. Loving father to Alan (Anna), Lorne (Linda) and David (Karen). Dear grandfather to Matthew, Timothy, Thomas, Michael, and James. Brother of Edna, Phyllis, Audrey and Bern. Private family funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Ward Funeral Home, 416-241-4618.

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BRAGG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-12 published
BRAGG, Francis John
(80 Years) Died peacefully in Belleville General Hospital on Sunday, November 6th, 2005 after a short battle with cancer. John "Bubs" is survived by his sister Eleanor, his wife Rose, his daughters Lynn, Kathryn (Kate), sons Ritchie and Darrell, grandchildren Amy, Brent (Lynn) and Dustin (Kate) and newest member great-grand_son Keegen (Amy). At John's request, there will be no service. The family would like to thank neighbours especially Grace, Marie, and Lynette and the Friends and relatives who have called and visited and given us love and support. God bless. Special thanks to all the home support, Victorian Order of Nurses especially Yvonne and Jackie, and to Dr. LISOWSKI and the great nurses on the 5th floor at Belleville General Hospital.

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BRAID o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-05 published
PARTRIDGE, Nora Margaret (née FOULDS)
Nora Margaret died in Peterborough, Ontario, April 2, 2005. Predeceased by her husband Ralph (1991) and her parents Raymond and Lillian FOULDS and her sister Kathleen BRAID. Survived by her daughter Ruth BUTCHER and her husband Patrick of Lakefield, grandchildren Dr. Kenneth BUTCHER and his wife Dr. Helen CUDDIHY of Sydney, Australia, Jennifer MOORE and her husband Daniel of Lakefield, Ontario and Heather IEROPOLI and her husband Nicola of Sudbury, Ontario. Also survived by five great grandchildren. Memorial service to be held at St. James Westminster Church, 115 Askin St. on Friday April 8, 2005 at 10: 00am.

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BRAID o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-26 published
MASON, Robert Vincent (1933-2005)
Passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, January 23rd in the company of family and Friends. He will be sadly missed by his children Heidi FALLOWS, Michael MASON and Lisa AUDETTE, his sisters Barbara BRAID and Marilyn WINTER, his adoring grandchildren Sydne, Alexander, Jacques, Julia, Josée and Caelin, and his best friend Sheila. Bob was a wonderful father, amazing grandfather devoted son, brother and uncle and most loving friend, colleague and mentor.
Bob had a long and distinguished career as an artist who was recognized both locally and internationally. In 2003 he won the prestigious Pollock Krasner Foundation award. His support of Hamilton and its arts community earned him The Hamilton Sesquicentennial Arts Award in 1997.
A family funeral will be held at the Community Centre in St. Williams at 1: 00 p.m. on Saturday, January 29th. Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Bob's life and the opening of his new exhibition to be announced at a later date.
Donations in Bob's memory may be made to the Robert Mason Memorial Tree Fund, c/o Hamilton Artists Inc., 231 Bay Street North, 2nd Floor, Hamilton, L8R 2R1 905-529-3355.

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BRAID o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-11 published
IRVING, Margaret " Peggy"
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our mother, at Toronto, on March 9, 2005. Peggy IRVING, wife of the late George; dear mother of Ann (Roddie MacDonald), George, Susan (Gordon BRAID), Joseph (Sara RIGGIO- IRVING), Michael (Val), Evelyn (Seresh DEBYSINGH;) grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of 8. Survived by a brother and sister, nieces and nephews in the United Kingdom and the United States. It's time to say good bye to this loving spirited lady who loved to live and laughed often. Family and Friends will be received at Pine Hills Cemetery, Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 625 Birchmount Road (north of St. Clair Ave. East) 416-267-8229, Sunday, March 13 from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel, Monday, March 14 at 2: 00 p.m. with burial and reception to follow. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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BRAID o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-02 published
KYDD, Nellie Catherine (née GOVER)
At River Glen Haven Nursing Home, Sutton on Thursday, March 31, 2005, at the age of 90 years. Nellie KYDD (née GOVER,) beloved wife of the late Lloyd KYDD. Dear mother of David KYDD and his wife Sheila and Marilyn KYDD, predeceased by her daughter Judith (1985.) Loving grandmother of Emilie and her husband Allen BRAID. Resting at the Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Service in St. James Anglican Church, River Street, Sutton on Monday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Briar Hill Cemetery, Sutton. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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BRAID o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-03 published
LINDLEY, John Sr.
(35 years City of Toronto). Suddenly, while attending to his gardens, on Wednesday, June 1, 2005. Beloved husband of Julia (née HUNTER) for 54 years. Devoted Dad to Jack (Elizabeth,) the late Judy, Pat (George), Dian (Jim), and Robert. Adored grandpa to Lindsay and Laura. Dear brother of Lucy BRAID and Alice OLIVER. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. from Church of the Good Shepherd, 1149 Weston Rd. (Weston Rd. and Eglinton). Cremation Glendale Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society and the Arthritis Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to john.lindley@wardfh.com

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BRAIDE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-15 published
HARBRON, Sheila Elizabeth (née LESTER) B.A., B.Ed., U.E.
On Saturday, December 3 at Central Park Lodge Westside in Etobicoke, at the age of 79, after a long illness. Beloved wife of 55 years of John, sister of Richard LESTER of West Vancouver, dearly loved mother of Patrick of Kinderhook, New York Christopher of Regina, and Ann of Toronto, and grandmother of Katie and Jessie of Regina. Sister-in-law to the late Janet BRAIDE, and to Florence KRISTJANSON and Lillian P. DYSON- BABCOCK. Mother-in-law to Dana SPOT and John WESTHEUSER. Among Sheila's ancestors are John Pritchard (one of the original settlers of Rupert's Land, an area encompassing most of what later became Western Canada), Egerton Ryerson, a United Empire Loyalist and a leading figure in 19th-century Ontario education and politics, and Elizabeth Matheson, one of the first female doctors in Canada. Sheila lived a full and active life, and made many contributions to her community. Born in Toronto on November 29, 1926, and raised in that city, she attended Oakwood Collegiate and graduated from Trinity College at the University of Toronto in 1948. She married John Davison HARBRON on September 20, 1950 and devoted much of her energies over the next three decades to being a devoted wife and mother. She was the first social convener of the newly founded Victoria Symphony Orchestra in 1952, and was a scriptwriter for radio station CJVI in Victoria in 1952-53. The couple moved to Toronto in 1953. In the early 1970s, while still raising her family, Sheila began working as a substitute teacher. She returned to university part-time and earned her B.Ed. from the University of Toronto in 1976, and spent the next 20 years as a much-in-demand substitute teacher at Etobicoke high schools. Sheila was president of the Etobicoke branch of the Canadian Federation of University Women in 1966-67, and president of the Governor Simcoe branch of the United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada from 1989-92. She was a member of the Ryerse-Ryerson Family Association, produced a family tree of Ryerson descendants in 1983, and was given a Volunteer Service Award by the government of Ontario in 1998 for her work with the United Empire Loyalists. Sheila was also an active member of St. George's Church-on-the Hill in Etobicoke, including serving as editor of the church newsletter The Lance from 1989-92. Sheila will be profoundly missed by her family and her many lifelong Friends. The family would like to convey their deepest gratitude to Sheila's caregivers and to Dr. Sam GREENSPAN at Central Park Lodge Westside, and all who have supported us through her long illness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. The memorial and celebration of Sheila's life will be held at St. George's Church on-the-Hill on Thursday. December 22, at 11 a.m. Interment, to be attended by the immediate family, will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at 2 p.m.

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BRAILSFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-12 published
BRAILSFORD, Dennis Vernon
Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Sunday, October 9, 2005 at the age of 85. Devoted husband of Lorna for 55 years. Wonderful father of Pat (Peter HEYES,) Mike, Jim, Alan (Cindy DUNSFORD) and Ken (Josephine WONG.) Proud granddad of Shane, Jason, Jacqueline, Katie, Amy, Allison, Mark, Carmen and Jen. Beloved brother of Dorothy ATKINSON, Ethel GRAHAM and Winnie SHEPHERD. Friends may call Eternity Funeral Home, 1491 Danforth Ave. (west of Coxwell Ave. 416-463-8090) on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. A service will be held in the chapel on Friday at 11 a.m. Interment at Saint John's Norway Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Memorial Hospital Foundation Bowmanville or to a local food bank.

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BRAIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-11 published
RAMEY, Clifford
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital on April 9, 2005 Mr. Clifford RAMEY of London in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Mrs. Kathleen RAMEY. Loving father of Janet Mancini BILLSON (Norman London) and Robert B. RAMEY (Donna.) Well loved grandfather of Mark F. MANCINI, Kyra Mancini REIS, Alex J. RAMEY, and also his great-grandchildren Anne and Giorgio MANCINI and Eamon and Stefan REIS. Dear brother of Blanche SHEPHERD, Doris BRAIN, Walter RAMEY and Donald RAMEY. Dear brother-in-law of Gordon and Dorothy JOHNSTON. He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sons James (1999).
Clifford first retired after 27 years as Warrant Officer in the Canadian Army. As a member of the 4th Canadian Armored Division in World War 2, he saw service in the European Theatre for over 4 years and was present at the Battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944-45. Later he worked for 23 years as a Real Estate agent in London. Funeral Service will be conducted in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, on Tuesday, April 12th at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held one hour prior. Interment to follow to Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Veterans Section, Parkwood Hospital, London.

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BRAIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-10 published
HUGHES, Ronald
(Retired V.P. of Jarvis Collegiate)
Passed away peacefully on January 9, 2005 at age 70. Ron lived life to the fullest and will be loved and remembered always. Beloved husband of Mary (BRAIN) for 38 years. Devoted and proud father of Stephen (Anna), Maureen and Peter (Anndrea). Special Grandpa to Simon, Henry, Mateya and Lily. Loving brother of Marcel (Denise) and Paul (Cheryl). Visitation will be held at the Giffen-Mack "Scarborough" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Avenue East (just west of Kingston Road), West Hill, (416) 281-6800, on Tuesday, January 11 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 12 at St. Joseph's Highland Creek Catholic Church, 200 Morrish Road (Old Kingston Road and Morrish Road, Highland Creek). Interment and reception to follow at Christ The King Cemetery, 7770 Steeles Avenue East, Markham. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Saint Vincent de Paul Society for Mary Grove Camp, Cystic Fibrosis, or to a charity of your choice.
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BRAIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-22 published
EVANS, Ursula (née BRAIN)
Died suddenly, at the age of 65 on Friday July 15th, 2005, while she was under medical care. Beloved wife of Malcolm C. EVANS. Loving mother of Jonathan, Melissa and Kenneth, and dear mother-in-law and grandmother to Jacqueline, Liam and Julia. Pre-deceased by her parents, Fr. R.T.F. and Isobel (McKEE) BRAIN. The Eucharist of thanksgiving was celebrated at noon July 20th, 2005 in Metis-sur-mer, Quebec, and interment took place at Leggatt's Point that afternoon. A Memorial service will be held in Toronto in the fall. If desired, donations may be sent to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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BRAIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-10 published
HUGHES, Ronald
(Retired V.P. of Jarvis Collegiate) Passed away peacefully on January 9th, 2005 at age 70. Ron lived life to the fullest and will be loved and remembered always. Beloved husband of Mary (BRAIN) for 38 years. Devoted and proud father of Stephen (Anna,) Maureen and Peter (Anndrea). Special Grandpa to Simon, Henry, Mateya and Lily. Loving brother of Marcel (Denise) and Paul (Cheryl). Visitation will be held at The Giffen-Mack "Scarborough" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Ave. E. (just west of Kingston Rd.) West Hill, 416-281-6800, on Tuesday, January 11th from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 12th at St. Joseph's Highland Creek Catholic Church, 200 Morrish Rd. (Old Kingston Rd. and Morrish Rd., Highland Creek). Interment and Reception to follow at Christ The King Cemetery, 7770 Steeles Ave. E., Markham. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Saint Vincent de Paul Society for Mary Grove Camp, Cystic Fibrosis, or to a charity of your choice. A gentleman and a gentle man

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BRAIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-11 published
HUGHES, Ronald
(Retired V.P. of Jarvis Collegiate) Passed away peacefully on January 9th, 2005 at age 70. Ron lived life to the fullest and will be loved and remembered always. Beloved husband of Mary (BRAIN) for 38 years. Devoted and proud father of Stephen (Anna,) Maureen and Peter (Anndrea). Special Grandpa to Simon, Henry, Mateya and Lily. Loving brother of Marcel (Denise) and Paul (Cheryl). Visitation will be held at The Giffen-Mack "Scarborough" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Ave. E. (just west of Kingston Rd.) West Hill, 416-281-6800, on Tuesday, January 11th from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 12th at St. Joseph's Highland Creek Catholic Church, 200 Morrish Rd. (Old Kingston Rd. and Morrish Rd., Highland Creek). Interment and Reception to follow at Christ The King Cemetery, 7770 Steeles Ave. E., Markham. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Saint Vincent de Paul Society for Mary Grove Camp, Cystic Fibrosis, or to a charity of your choice. A gentleman and a gentle man

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BRAIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-10 published
BRAIN, Emilia (née VACARCIUC)
Passed away peacefully at North York General Hospital on Monday February 7, 2005 in her 71st year. Beloved wife of Ronald of 48 years. Loving mother of David and his fiancée Jaki, and Robert and his wife Leanne. Fondly remembered by her siblings, Joyce and her late husband Gerry, Lillian and her husband Doug, and Victor and his wife Nadia. Millie will be fondly remembered by her many Friends and family. The family will receive Friends at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church, 10066 Yonge Street (north of Major Mackenzie Drive) on Saturday February 12, 2005 at 10 a.m. A Funeral Service will follow at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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BRAITHWAITE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-16 published
BRAITHWAITE, Virginia (ALLAN)
At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Monday, March 14, 2005, Virginia BRAITHWAITE (ALLAN) of Strathroy and formerly of Glencoe in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Robert BRAITHWAITE (2001.) Dear mother of Beverly and Harold CHURCHILL of Petrolia, Marilyn and Ken HERRINGTON of Strathroy, Brenda and Dave PALMER of Vienna and Morris SAUNDERS of Petrolia. Loving grandmother of Scott and Susan, Stephen and Aimee, Debbie and François, Jamie and Jayne, Darin, Doug and Shannan, Michael and Sandra, Tammy, Mark and Melissa, Jason. Special great grandmother of Kristopher, Dayna, Paige, Danielle, Jodie, Cassie, Brianna, Jarrett, Colton and Haleigh. Also survived by 2 brothers and 2 sisters, Donald and Jim ALLAN, Shirley EDGAR and Joanne REMICK. Predeceased by 2 daughters, Patricia SAUNDERS, Carol TEMPLETON, and 2 sons, Ronald and Thomas and 1 sister, Georgina MARLATT and 4 brothers, Nelson, Jack, Doug and Ken ALLAN. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday March 18 at 11: 00 a.m. Pastor Brian McKENZIE officiating. Interment Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital or Four Counties Health Services.

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BRAITHWAITE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-14 published
VANDERHOEK, Gerry Sr.
Peacefully at his home on Saturday June 11, 2005, Gerry VANDERHOEK Sr. in his 73rd year. Dear father of Bob, Debbie (Vince) MANCARI, Darlene (Don Rex) BRAITHWAITE, Diana (Rick) PITCHUCK, Denise (Steven) WARD and Gerry (Christine.) Dear grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 6 greatgrandchildren. Also survived by Shirley VANDERHOEK and Dad's loyalist friend "Cheers". Dear brother of Betty (Fred) HALLOWS of Ostrander. Predeceased by a brother Harry and a sister Corrie. Friends and family will be received at Saint Martins of Tours Church (corner of Cathcart and Duchess) London on Wednesday June 15, 2005 for a Memorial Mass at 12 p.m. with visitation 10 a.m., officiated by Father Fred HOWARD- SMITH. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the London Humane Society, 624 Clarke Road London, Ontario, N5V 3K5. Forest City Cremation Services. "May he soar with the angels"

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BRAITHWAITE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-31 published
BRAITHWAITE, Margaret Mary (CHISHOLM)
It is with great sadness, that we announce the passing of Margaret Mary (CHISHOLM) BRAITHWAITE in her 85th year. At London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital on October 29, 2005 after a brief illness. Devoted wife, companion and friend of Robert James BRAITHWAITE for 63 years. Loving mother of Sharon COX (David,) Donald BRAITHWAITE (Karen,) Barbara (née Lill) BRAITHWAITE, and Ellen HAASEN (John.) Dear Grandmother of Becky BRAITHWAITE, Wendi (née BRAITHWAITE) TASHLIKOWICH, D'Arcy COX, Andrea and Colin BRAITHWAITE, Katrina and Anna HAASEN. Great grandmother of Jayden and Ryann TASHLIKOWICH in Alberta. Dear sister of Mary NELLIGAN (T. Barry). Predeceased by son Robert Jr. (1999) and granddaughter Johanna HAASEN (1985.) Mom was genuinely patient and kind, always looking for the positive in what life offered her. Her sunny, cheerful nature will be missed. The family is grateful to all the caregivers, nurses, staff and Friends at the McCormick Home, her beloved home away from home these past 3 years. We are also grateful to the many doctors, nurses and caregivers we encountered at University Hospital over the past two weeks who combined their professional skill equally with sincere compassion and caring. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Memorial Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church, 377 Oakland Avenue on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery at a later date. Prayers Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes to the McCormick Home Building Fund would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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BRAITHWAITE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-12 published
McINTOSH, Catherine Joan
Peacefully surrounded by her daughters at Grand Wood Park, London on Saturday, December 10, 2005, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Alvin McINTOSH (2004.) Loving mother of Ellen and her husband Stephen TODD of Kitchener, Martha and her husband Jack HOPKINS of Goderich, Beth McINTOSH of London, and Joanne and her husband Chris BRAITHWAITE of Kitchener. Dear grandmother of Bryan HOPKINS and Jaime HOY, Sarah TODD and Adam LEES, Heather and Jason COOK, Christina CARL and Tristan COYSH, Cameron TODD and Heather McNEISH, Shannon TODD, Patrick CARL, and Sean and Adam BRAITHWAITE. Dear sister of Frances and her husband Wallace STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Sister-in-law of Gordon and his wife Marion McINTOSH, Robert and his wife Shirley McINTOSH, all of London, Rae McINTOSH, Ivan FENWICK, Mary McINTOSH, and the late Isabel LAWRENCE, Jesse McINTOSH, Angus McINTOSH, Margaret FENWICK. Lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Catherine and Alvin served as missionaries on the Bhil Field of the Canadian Presbyterian Mission in Central India from 1952 and returned to Canada in 1964. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street, at Richmond Street, London. The funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday December 14 at 2 p.m. in New St. James Presbyterian Church, 280 Oxford Street, East at Wellington, London. Interment Saint John's Cemetery Arva. Memorial contributions to Memorial Fund of New St. James Prebyterian church would be gratefully acknowledged

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BRAITHWAITE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-23 published
HOLLAND, Ellen " Ella" Louise
Peacefully, at Chelsey Park Nursing Home, on Thursday, December 22nd, 2005, Miss Ellen "Ella" Louise HOLLAND of London in her 93rd year. Beloved daughter of the late Charles HOLLAND and the late Jane (LEWIS) HOLLAND. Dear sister-in-law of Elsie HOLLAND of Saint Marys and Norma HOLLAND of Denfield. Dear aunt of Donna WESTMAN of Granton, Ed and Sandra HOLLAND of Saint Marys, Ina HOLLAND of London, Marilyn and Bruce FOSTER of Picton, Ross and Debbie HOLLAND of Dundas, Donald HOLLAND of Denfield, Ruth and Lloyd FISHLEIGH of London, and Nancy and Wayne TWEDDLE of Ailsa Craig, and their families. Predeceased by brothers and sister, Everett, Elsie, Gordon, David, Lloyd, and Edgar HOLLAND, and sister-in-law Lois (HOLLAND) BRAITHWAITE and nephew Reverend Earl HOLLAND. The funeral service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, December 24th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Sheldon DYCK of First Baptist Church officiating. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Spring interment will take place in Denfield Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ellen are asked to consider the charity of your choice.

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BRAITHWAITE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-15 published
Earl CAMERON, Broadcaster: 1915-2005
The man with the distinctive, rich voice and famously unflinching face lent authority to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in the early days of television broadcasting. Never a journalist, 'I just read the words'
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Saturday, January 15, 2005 - Page S7
Toronto -- Earl CAMERON used to tell the story of how he once walked into a store and found a salesman staring at him.
"Fellow who reads the news on television looks just like you. Ever watch him?"
"No," said Mr. CAMERON, not telling a lie since he couldn't watch himself while he was doing his job.
Early on, he discovered the strange kind of fame that comes with appearing on television. Like the salesman, people thought they knew him but weren't sure.
"People often look at me in the street. They want to say hello, but aren't sure whether I'm somebody's brother or a guy they met recently at a party."
Earl CAMERON was a classic Canadian Broadcasting Corporation announcer, the voice of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's The National, which, in the early part of his tenure from 1959 to 1966, was the only national television newscast in the country. If Lorne GREENE was the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Voice of Doom, then Earl CAMERON was probably its voice from Mount Olympus -- listened to and trusted by the viewers.
"If Earl said it, you knew it was true and that, even with all the miseries, all was well with the world," said Knowlton NASH, who read The National long after Mr. CAMERON.
"He was the last anchor who was part of the old school of broadcasting," said Mr. NASH from his winter home in Naples, Florida "No matter how awful the news -- and he broadcast during the war -- he was always a reassuring presence, giving the impression there were better things ahead."
Mr. CAMERON will long be regarded as "the anchor's anchor" by the corporation. "His skill and professionalism contributed greatly to Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's reputation for credibility, objectivity and dependability in our newsgathering and broadcasting, and in our role as Canada's national public broadcaster," said Richard STURSBERG, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation-television's executive vice-president. "He was truly a legend."
All told, Mr. CAMERON read more than 1,500 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation newscasts. His audience believed that if Mr. CAMERON said something -- anything -- then it had to be true. One woman went so far as to say, "he couldn't convince me that black is white, but if he said it, then I would certainly give it some thought."
Back in the days when news on television was a few talking heads and too many words, Mr. CAMERON appeared on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's 11 p.m. news broadcast and became a national institution. He read the news from a script, not a teleprompter, and was famous for his diction and flawless delivery.
His fans included those with an ear for perfectly spoken English. In 1966, television columnist Dennis BRAITHWAITE wrote in The Globe and Mail that "I consider him a uniquely talented news reader, the only one at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation who, in my hearing, has never made a mistake in phrasing or pronunciation."
Earl CAMERON was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan., during the early months of the First World War. He inherited his magnificent voice from his father, Ernest, who was described as having "one of the finest undiscovered bass-baritones in North America" by Sir Arthur Benjamin, the British composer who toured North America judging choral contests.
The elder Mr. CAMERON wanted Earl to become a teacher like his brother and two sisters. Earl did go to Saskatchewan Teachers College, but soon decided the vocation wasn't for him. He liked to tell a story of his brief career in the classroom. "I was hired to teach in a little town called Kildare. This was during the great Western drought of the '30s and it hadn't rained in Kildare for a long time. My second day on the job there was a downpour of 3½ inches. I figured I had done enough for the town, so I left."
Perhaps it wasn't a great idea at the height of the Depression, for he next found work shovelling coal for $18 a week. After that, he worked on the railway for 25 cents an hour. His break came when he heard of an audition for a summer job as an announcer at CHAB, the local Moose Jaw radio station.
"I had about 70 others competing against me for an announcing job. The whole public speaking class at the Young Men's Christian Association," quipped Mr. CAMERON, who had a droll sense of humour despite his unflinching, stone-faced persona. His distinctive, rumbling voice won him the job, and it quickly became permanent.
He soon moved to CKY in Winnipeg and stayed there for four years. The station was owned by the Manitoba Telephone Co. but, as it happened, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation also used the staff and facilities there and Mr. CAMERON quickly made a good impression. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation promptly lured him away and, in 1941, he arrived in Toronto. It wasn't long until he was reading the National Radio News.
After television arrived, Mr. CAMERON served as the backup for Larry HENDERSON, who was the reader at 11 p.m. When Mr. HENDERSON quit in 1959, Mr. CAMERON was given the job of reading the National News.
For the next seven years, he was a familiar face, opening the program with a nod of his head, a hint of a smile and a quiet "good evening." It was a no-nonsense approach to a no-nonsense subject, and both Mr. CAMERON and the network liked it that way. Then he got down to the serious stuff (commercials were not allowed during the news) and he worked hard to avoid the slightest gesture or change in inflection that might betray an emotion or a personal opinion. If the program's editors provided him with a "kicker" to end the newscast, he would permit himself an expression that might suggest a chuckle.
He was the anchor, a term that didn't make it into the Oxford English Dictionary until 1965, from 1959 to 1966. In many ways, he was the last of a breed.
"Earl was devastated when they decided to go with a journalistic anchor rather than a traditional broadcaster," says Larry STOUT, who was then a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation news writer and reporter. "He didn't think of himself as a journalist, but rather as a broadcaster."
That got him into a bit of trouble. Like other announcers, he was allowed to do commercial work. Mr. CAMERON had two big clients Crest toothpaste and Rambler, a car made by American Motors. The toothpaste ads caused some complaints of bias -- by politicians, among others -- and in 1965 Mr. CAMERON was given a choice: no more jobs doing ads if he wanted to keep his high-profile job reading the 11 o'clock news.
In the end, he chose the news over toothpaste, but a year later he was dumped anyway. Mr. CAMERON's replacement as the main reader on The National was Stanley BURK/BURKE, who had worked as a foreign correspondent. Mr. CAMERON took over rotating duties that included reading the early evening news that went across the country. He also introduced the opinion program Viewpoint.
Earl CAMERON was always strictly a newsreader. He wasn't allowed to change a comma of copy. It was a union regulation and not one he minded. "I just read the words."
While his diction may have been perfect, he was wrong on the direction that television news was taking. In 1967, he told the Toronto Telegram, "I've heard that Huntley and Brinkley and Walter Cronkite say that the era of the broadcast journalist is ending and here the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is just trying to start it."
The tradition at almost all television networks now is that the main newsreader is not "just an announcer" but someone who has advanced through the ranks as a reporter. The change did not occur overnight. Stanley BURK/BURKE quit and was replaced by announcers, including Lloyd ROBERTSON.
Peter KENT, a field reporter, read The National after Mr. ROBERTSON and he was followed by others of similar background. For all that, Mr. CAMERON and Mr. ROBERTSON were remembered as newsreaders by the audience and by the comedy troupe SCTV, which played on their names in a running sketch that featured rival anchors Earl Camembert and Floyd Robertson.
After Mr. CAMERON's demotion from his television job, he was still one of two readers for The World at Six on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio. And he stayed on, introducing Viewpoint until it was cancelled in January of 1976. A few months later, Mr. CAMERON retired after 32 years -- and the world seen through a Canadian television screen was never the same again. "He was very, very Canadian," said Mr. NASH. "As Canadian as wheat."
Earl CAMERON was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan., on June 12, 1915. He died Thursday in Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario, after a lengthy illness. He was 89. He is survived by his wife, Adelaide and son Harold. He was predeceased by his son Clark, who died in a car accident in 1984. Funeral services will be held on Saturday.

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BRAITHWAITE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-01 published
BRAITHWAITE, Muriel
With much sadness, the family announce the passing of Muriel on Thursday, December 30, 2004 at the Ajax Pickering Hospital in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Norman. Loving mother of Douglas. Dear sister of Phyllis (Bob) and Stewart (Doreen) as well as the late Charlie, Fred, Clifford, Eleanor and June. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Sunday and Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Service on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Ward Chapel. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Liver Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Condolences to the family may be sent to muriel.braithwaite@wardfh.com

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BRAITHWAITE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-15 published
Earl CAMERON, 89, voice of the National
News anchor retired in 1976
Was announcer at Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for 32 years
By Jim BAWDEN, Television Columnist, Page A18
Earl CAMERON was often called Canada's best-known anonymous man. The onetime warehouse worker from Moose Jaw became Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's " Voice of Doom" when he replaced Lorne GREENE on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's national radio news in the late 1940s and Larry HENDERSON on The National in 1959.
CAMERON, 89, one of only seven men to anchor The National, died Thursday in Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie after a lengthy illness.
Over the years, CAMERON's uncanny resemblance to the mythical "man-in-the-street" Canadian made him a well-respected television figure. Television critic Bob BLACKBURN wrote in 1965: " CAMERON is not just the image of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation news, he is the cultivated image of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation itself: solid, patriarchal, Gibraltary!"
CAMERON took early retirement from Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1976, at age 61 and after 32 years with the corporation. Throughout his Canadian Broadcasting Corporation career, he had always been officially a staff announcer. He remained one of the regular newsreaders on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio's The World At Six but had become disappointed over his decreasing role on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Television.
On his last day, he simply dropped off a note for his department head and left for Florida. That was in keeping with a man who was typically "quiet, not ostentatious" said CTV anchor Lloyd ROBERTSON, who knew CAMERON from his early days at Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
"I came to Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1954 and we were required to do it all. A typical day for Earl involved reading weather on radio, then hosting a radio jazz show, doing station breaks, too. At 9: 30 he'd stroll over to Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News' studio to begin script rehearsals for The National, which went live at 11 p.m. He had to do it all, and he did so calmly, rarely making a mistake. We were required to memorize the pronunciation of difficult names and foreign words, and Earl made it all seem very natural."
Born in 1915, CAMERON ran the gamut of business training and normal school in his Moose Jaw hometown. Local radio station CHAB hired him as a summer replacement at $20 a month.
CAMERON said in 1966 that,1" got the best advice ever from my first boss. He explained to me I was reading for just one person. He said to go into a house, and you'll find one person listening to a radio. Try to talk to just this one person."
CAMERON later moved to Winnipeg radio station CKY for a year, and in 1944 joined Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio in Toronto, from which he rose to top anchor status.
In 1965 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation executives began publicly grumbling that CAMERON was doing too many outside commercials. His association with Rambler cars and Crest toothpaste, though allowed by the union contract, was unseemly for the voice of The National, they said. Under intense pressure, he ended his lucrative contracts.
His television star went into eclipse the next year, when he was replaced as headliner of The National by Stanley BURK/BURKE.
There was never any doubt about CAMERON's announcing abilities his reading was impeccable, but it was the system that was at issue. He was dropped in an effort to break the union jurisdiction which dictated that newsmen could write the scripts but announcers could only read it on air.
Television critic Dennis BRAITHWAITE wrote at the time: "The national news didn't make Earl CAMERON. He made the national news."
CAMERON did not mention his departure on air. For his last broadcast as announcer he simply said, "Now this is Earl CAMERON, saying goodnight for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Television News."
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation offered him a job as host of the public affairs series Viewpoint, reading viewers' letters, but that show was canned in 1976 after an 18-year run.
Retired, CAMERON moved his family to LeFroy, on Lake Simcoe. He did commercials for American Motors and Krona margarine, golfed daily and watched Global's 6 p.m. news.
His retirement didn't stop SCTV from satirizing him and Lloyd ROBERTSON as duelling, argumentative anchors Earl Camembert and Floyd Robertson in skits CAMERON liked because "in this business a little publicity always helps."
CAMERON leaves his wife, Patty; son, Hal; and three grandchildren.

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BRAITHWAITE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-22 published
BRAITHWAITE, Ivy Beatrice
Moved on to her celestial home on June 14th, 2005. Ivy, much beloved mother of Merle, Courtenay, and June (deceased). Cherished grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 6. A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 24th, 2005 at 4: 00 p.m. in the Giffen-Mack "Scarborough" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Ave. E., West Hill (one block west of Kingston Rd.), 416-281-6800. If so desired, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BRAITHWAITE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-15 published
BRAITHWAITE, Janet
Peacefully on Wednesday, July 13th, 2005 at Lakeridge Health-Oshawa in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late George. Loving mother of David and his wife Marion and the late Ian and his wife Margaret. Dear grandmother of Bryan and his wife Cathy, Kirsten and her husband Trevor RICHARDSON and Ian. Great grandmother of Ian, Brandon, and Macy. Sister of the late Helen NICHOLSON. Special friend of Bob and Betty CAMERON. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel" 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Friday, July 15th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Complete Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, July 16th at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation or Hearth Place would be appreciated.

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BRAITHWAITE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-27 published
Dr. Douglas SALMON, 81: Surgeon, scholar
Dr. Douglas SALMON known for his courage, humility, compassion
Fought for the rights of blacks to see jazz greats at Palais Royale
By Philip MASCOLL, Staff Reporter
Dr. John Douglas Graham Roy SALMON was a kind and wonderful person who had to struggle for everything he achieved, his family and Friends say.
SALMON, who died last Wednesday at age 81, wasn't only the first black surgeon in Canada. He was an accomplished pianist, scholar, athlete and sculptor as well.
"From the moment I met him, I knew he was a person I could truly respect, and I never varied from thinking that way," Beverley (Bev) SALMON, his wife and former Metro Toronto and North York councillor said of her partner for 49 years.
"He was always warm and loving to all the family. He had a way of reaching out to people... he was loved by patients and colleagues alike. He was truly a role model and inspiration."
His lifelong friend, lawyer Leonard BRAITHWAITE, Canada's first black member of provincial parliament, called SALMON "kind and capable.
"This great land of ours is better because of him," BRAITHWAITE said of the man he grew up with near Kensington Market.
BRAITHWAITE said that in those days, before World War 2, black families were few and far between in Toronto.
SALMON's life was a story of triumph over adversity.
Born December 13, 1923, in Toronto to Jamaican immigrants Eugenie, a Black Cross (the Marcus Garvey-originated medical corps) nurse, and Robert, a veteran of the Boer War, Douglas was the youngest of six children.
They became orphaned during the Great Depression when Douglas was 6. Their mother's sister, Margaret BROWN (Aunt Mag,) a childless widow in her 50s, stepped in to raise them.
SALMON was independent and strong-willed even as a child. His late sister, Stevella, used to recall that even from a very young age, her baby brother was always insistent that "I'm going to be a docta!"
Young Douglas SALMON would let nothing stand in his way, according to the family history.
Always resourceful and self-motivated he would go around the neighbourhood and light furnaces for a penny, as well as work three paper routes so he, too, could contribute to the family.
In the 1940s, "Doug Salmon and his Orchestra" entertained at dances, parties and lodges in and around Toronto.
Not escaping the realities of racism of the day, SALMON became a protest leader on the Race Discrimination Committee (1942), which battled for the rights of blacks to enter Toronto's Palais Royale to see jazz greats such as Duke Ellington.
The protest came after he and a group of Friends were denied admission to the Palais Royale to hear Earl "Fatha" Hines play piano.
In a 1992 interview with the Star, SALMON said while Canada didn't have segregation in those days, blacks did find themselves shut out of places. "You didn't see blacks as salespersons. As far as education was concerned, you saw few blacks introduced to university."
In 1951, he obtained his honours degree in physiology and biochemistry from the University of Toronto, and in 1955, his medical degree, graduating president of his second medical year.
SALMON received scholarships from the American Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation and interned at Toronto Western Hospital.
In 1954, his sister Bea introduced him to Beverley BELL, a young Victorian Order nurse. They were married in 1956 and immediately moved to Detroit.
Although he was offered a thriving practice in Detroit, the couple chose to return to Toronto and started a family. They had four children: J. Douglas Jr., Warren, Heather and Leslie.
In 1967, SALMON joined Scarborough Centenary Hospital's general surgical staff. He was the busiest general surgeon there for many years, which his colleagues attributed to not only his superior skills and training, but also his work ethic, conscientious patient care, disciplined lifestyle and great personality.
SALMON was known for his courage, humility and compassion, as he became one of the first surgeons in Canada to treat the morbidly obese with breakthrough gastric bypass surgery.
SALMON became president of Centenary's medical staff and was later appointed chief of general surgery, the first black person in Canada to hold such positions.
After retiring from Centenary Hospital in 1995, he joined the Rudd Clinic in downtown Toronto. He retired from practice in SALMON was a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
In recognition of his outstanding stature and service to the community, he was awarded the Canadian Black Achievement Award, Medicine.
In tribute to their beloved husband and father, his family has established the Dr. John Douglas Graham Salmon Award for Black Medical Students, administered through the University of Toronto's faculty of medicine.
Donations to the award may be made c/o The Medical Science Building, Room 2306, 1 Kings College Circle, Toronto, M5S 1A8, or call Ingrid GRAHAM, 416-946-7681.
Visitation will take place today at Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge Street, south of Steeles Ave., from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m.
A funeral is to be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Saint John's York Mills Anglican Church, 19 Don Ridge, North York, with a reception to follow at the church. The interment is private.

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BRAITHWAITE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-07 published
BRAITHWAITE, Henry A. " Bob"
Peacefully at his home after a lengthy illness with his family by his side on Wednesday, October 5, 2005. Dear husband of Rella for 62 years. Loving father of Bryan, Victor, Valerie, Cecil, Diana, and Charlane. Will be fondly remembered by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Road (east of St. Clair Ave. E.) on Friday, October 7 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, October 8 at 10 a.m. Interment Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

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BRAITHWAITE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-08 published
BRAITHWAITE, Henry A. " Bob"
Peacefully at his home after a lengthy illness with his family by his side on Wednesday, October 5, 2005. Dear husband of Rella for 62 years. Loving father of Bryan, Victor, Valerie, Cecil, Diana, and Charlane. Will be fondly remembered by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Road (east of St. Clair Ave. E.) on Friday, October 7 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, October 8 at 10 a.m. Interment Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

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BRAITHWAITE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-15 published
BRAITHWAITE, Doris Caroline
Peacefully after a lengthy illness, at the Humber River Regional Hospital, Church Site, on Monday, November 14, 2005, in her 86th year. Beloved wife for 53 years of Denzil. Loving mother of Stanley and his wife Carolyn and Carol Lynn and her husband Edmund PINK. Predeceased by her son Dale. Dear grandmother of Cole, Myles and Edmund Jr. Loving sister of Clifford BAILEY. Will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by family and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston on Thursday November 17, 2005, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 18 in the Chapel at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences to the family may be sent to doris.braithwaite@wardfh.com

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BRAITHWAITE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-13 published
PEARS, Joan (née BURLEIGH)
Peacefully, with her family by her side at St. Joseph's Health Centre on Sunday, December 11, 2005, in her 74th year. Predeceased by her husband Kenneth. Beloved mother of Lynn BRAITHWAITE, Lori HALLETT and her husband David, and Pamela. Dear Gramma of Erin, Ian and Connor. Loving sister of Robert, Edna, Norma, Ellen and the late Donald. Sadly missed by Dana RIDDELL. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. If desired, donations to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated.

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