BRASSARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-14 published
MONAHAN, Victorine G. (née HACHEY)
Peacefully at the Élisabeth Bruyère Health Centre in Ottawa on Wednesday July 13, 2005 in her 81st year after a brief illness. Beloved wife of 52 years to Dr. Gordon J. MONAHAN and cherished mother to Patrick (Monica Feeney MONAHAN,) Gordon (Laura KIKAUKA,) Paul (Susan OPLER), Mark (Reine BRASSARD) and Anne (Paul MICHNIEWICZ). Loving grandmother of Brendan and Sean, William and Caroline, Grace, Julia, Victoria and Sophia, and Zygmunt. Born one of thirteen children on a farm in Falher, Alberta, she later served as a registered nurse in the Canadian military. She is survived by her sisters Julie GIRARD and Reine LAUZÉ and her brothers Camille and Gerard. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 1255 Walkley Rd. (east of Bank) Friday July 15 from 7-9 pm. Funeral Saturday, July 16th, to Blessed Sacrament Church, 194 Fourth Avenue, for Mass of Christian Funeral at 9: 30 a.m. Internment at Notre-Dame Cemetery, Ottawa. In Memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society appreciated.
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BRASWELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-18 published
McPHAIL, Rosie (née DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS)
Quietly, on Thursday, March 17, 2005. Rosie McPHAIL, (née DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS,) 96 years, of Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late James McPHAIL (1957.) Dear mother of Jean McLAUCHLIN and her husband the late Clayton (2000) and the late Harley McPHAIL (1972) and his wife, Marg of Petrolia. Dear grandmother of Jim and Shari McPHAIL, Harley and Lynn McPHAIL, MAC and Donna McPHAIL, Wayne and Lois McPHAIL, Cindy and Len DUNCAN, Rick and Janet McPHAIL, Tammy MARTIN and Jeff DITMARS, Connie and David BRASWELL and Clayt and Linda McLAUCHLIN. Dear sister of the late Gordon, Ross, Alfred, William and Jim DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Ethel McPHEE and Mabel BURNARD. Also survived by 24 great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, Mary DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Fanny DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS and Lulu MARRIOTT all of Petrolia and May McPHAIL of Oil City and numerous nieces and nephews. A private funeral service will be held at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, with Reverend Dean ADLAM of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Children's Health Foundation (London) and may be arranged by calling the funeral home at 519-882-0100. Memories and condolences may be made on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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BRASWELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-19 published
McPHAIL, Rosie (née DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS)
Quietly, on Thursday, March 17, 2005. Rosie McPHAIL, (née DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS,) 96 years, of Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late James McPHAIL (1957.) Dear mother of Jean McLAUCHLIN and her husband the late Clayton (2000) and the late Harley McPHAIL (1972) and his wife, Marg of Petrolia. Dear grandmother of Jim and Shari McPHAIL, Harley and Lynn McPHAIL, Scott and Kim McPHAIL, Mac and Donna McPHAIL, Wayne and Lois McPHAIL, Cindy and Len DUNCAN, Rick and Janet McPHAIL, Tammy MARTIN and Jeff DITMARS, Connie and David BRASWELL and Clayt and Linda McLAUCHLIN. Dear sister of the late Gordon, Ross, Alfred, William and Jim DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Ethel McPHEE and Mabel BURNARD. Also survived by 24 great grandchildren, sisters-in-law, Mary DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Fanny DOUGLAS and Lulu MARRIOTT all of Petrolia and May McPHAIL of Oil City and numerous nieces and nephews. A private funeral service will be held at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia. with Reverend Dean ADLAM of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Children's Health Foundation (London) and may be arranged by calling the funeral home at 882-0100. Memories and condolences may be made on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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BRATANEK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-07 published
BRATANEK, Frances (née STEFANKA)
At Bluewater Health-C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Wednesday, October 5, 2005. Frances BRATANEK (née STEFANKA,) 79 years of Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia and formerly of Oil City. Beloved wife of the late Louie (1986). Dear mother of Louis of Petrolia, Anne HANAGAN of Lambeth and the late Stanley (2000.) Dear mother-in-law of Wendy BRATANEK of Petrolia, Larry HANAGAN of Lambeth and Doris BRATANEK of Sarnia. Dear sister of Anne CHRAPKO and her husband Floyd PAYNE of Sarnia and the late Rudy STEFANKA (1972.) Dear grandmother of Sarah, Laura and David BRATANEK, Randy, Reanna, Melanie and Trevor HANAGAN and Brian BRATANEK. Visitors will be received at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m and on Saturday morning from 8: 45 to 9: 15 a.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 652 Lakeshore Road, Sarnia, on Saturday, October 8, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. with Father George CADLEC as celebrant. Entombment in Lakeview Mausoleum. As expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be sent online to www.needhamjay.com

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BRATASCHUK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-01 published
ANDERSON, Donald Joseph
Donald Joseph ANDERSON of London, 76 years of age passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 in the presence of his family. Dearest husband and best friend of Eunice. Loving father of Michael and Stephen of London, Thomas and his wife Elaine of St. Catharines. Dearest grandfather of Heather, Patrick and Jacqueline. Predeceased by his first wife Anne RYAN (1971) and parents John Adair and Kathleen (DWYER) ANDERSON. Dear brother of Catherine POLCI, Mary Margaret (John) MANHERZ, Robert (Elsie) ANDERSON. Loved son-in-law of Anne BRATASCHUK of Saskatoon. Dear brother-in-law of Elaine GULUTZAN of Saskatoon, Sonia (Dennis) PYLATIUK of Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Ruth (Dan) BRACKEN of Bramlea, Ontario. Don will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews, Friends and cousins Noreen WOODS, Dot (Chuck) BOURGEOIS, Mary PAVKEJE, Richard, Jack (Betty), Bill (Marge) DWYER, and Marion (Bud) CORTESE. Don retired in 1993 following a 25 year teaching career in the Radiography Technology Program at Fanshawe College. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London, on Monday, January 3, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at St. George's Church, 1164 Commissioners Road West, London on Tuesday morning January 4, 2005 at 10 o'clock. Father Robert ROCHELEAU, pastor of St. John the Divine Parish, celebrant. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Monday evening at 8 o'clock. In memory of Don, contributions to the Saint John the Divine Building Fund or London Regional Cancer Centre (Leukemia Research) would be appreciated.

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BRATHWAITE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-11 published
RACHAR, Allan George
At the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Friday June 10, 2005. Allan George RACHAR of R.R.#1 Otterville in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of the late Phyllis RACHAR, (2002.) Loving mother of Cher BRATHWAITE and husband Keith of Toronto, Sandra ROWE and Stan SZATROWSKI, of R.R.#1 Otterville, Mark RACHAR of Otterville. Dear grandfather of Nikki and Tiffany ROWE, Derrick SILK, Candice, Karen and Matthew RACHAR. Predeceased by a sister Olive and brother Doug. Friends will be received at The Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, 45 Main St. W. Norwich on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to commemorate Allan's life will be held at the funeral home on Monday June 13th at 11 a.m. with Reverend Zena ATTWOOD officiating. Interment Milldale Burial Ground. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arn-Lockie 863-3020.

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BRATHWAITE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-26 published
BILZ, Joyce Freda (née LOADER)
Passed away on March 19, 2005 in her 86th year, after a battle with cancer. Beloved wife of the late George. Loving mother to Marlaine PETHICK, Valerie BRATHWAITE (Richard,) and Murray BILZ (Katherine.) Doting grandmother to Colin and Hélène BILZ. Dear sister to Hilda HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON in England. Joyce was a veteran of World War 2. She served in the British Women's Auxiliary Air Force. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the Jerrett Funeral Home - North York Chapel. No memorial service will be held. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to either Haven of The Heart (R.R.#1, Palgrave, Ontario L0N 1P0) or Hill House Hospice (36 Wright Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 4A1).

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BRATKOWSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-09 published
WALSH, Clare Ann (née BRATKOWSKI)
Passed away peacefully on February 1, 2005 at Vancouver General Hospital. Clare in her 90th year, was reunited with her late husband Michael on what would have been their 64th wedding anniversary. Loving mother of Michael James (Susan), Vancouver, and John Jackson (Mary Jane). Dear grandmother of Pauline, Vancouver. Predeceased by her sisters Mary SZOLDRA (Michael) and Frances BRATKOWSKI. Clare will be sadly missed by all those she touched. Friends will be received at the Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas St. West (one block east of Runnymede Rd.) on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial to be held on Friday, February 11, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. at St. Michael's Cathedral, 65 Bond Street (at Shuter St.) Interment Prospect Cemetery.

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BRATKOWSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-08 published
WALSH, Clare Ann (née BRATKOWSKI)
Passed away peacefully on February 1, 2005 at Vancouver General Hospital. Clare, in her 90th year, was reunited with her late husband Michael on what would have been their 64th wedding anniversary. Loving mother of Michael James (Susan), Vancouver, and John Jackson (Mary Jane). Dear grandmother of Pauline, Vancouver. Predeceased by her sisters Mary SZOLDRA (Michael) and Frances BRATKOWSKI. Clare will be sadly missed by all those she touched. Friends will be received at the Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas St. West (one block east of Runnymede Rd.) on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial to be held on Friday, February 11, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. at St. Michael's Cathedral, 65 Bond Street (at Shuter St.). Interment Prospect Cemetery.

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BRATSBERG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-23 published
RADDATZ, Julius A.
Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at the age of 83. Born in 1921 and immigrated to Canada in 1951 residing in Mississauga. Forever missed by his wife Lydia. Beloved father of Anita BRATSBERG (Stephen), Christine Raddatz CICCONE (Rick) of Cincinnati, Ohio. Loving brother to Anna RADACZ (late Edward,) Henry RADDATZ (Rosalia,) and Lydia VOSS (Heinz.) Cherished grandfather to Adriana, Danielle, Erik, Kurt and Elise. He will also be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and cousins. The family would especially like to thank the caring and supportive 2nd floor staff of Villa Forum Long Term Care Facility and Dr. Ruth DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS and Dr. Keith ELGIE. 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 in the Chapel, Thursday, March 24, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Springcreek Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Peel, or the Parkinson Society.

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BRATSBERG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-15 published
BROADHEAD, Edwin " Ted"
It is with great sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of Edwin Frederick Samuel BROADHEAD, at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, April 14, 2005, at the young age of 97. He will be reunited with his beloved wife the late Edna and adored daughter the late Marilyn, parents Edwin and Maria, siblings Marie, Lillian, Dorothy, Hilda, Norman, and John. He will be forever missed by his son-in-law Walter BRATSBERG, and grand_sons Stephen (Anita) and John Christian (Angela). Great-grandchildren James, Erik, Kurt, and Elise will miss their adored "G-G-pa". Relatives and Friends may call at Oakview Funeral Home, 56 Lakeshore Road West (one block east of Kerr), Oakville (905) 842-2252, on Sunday, April 17th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 18th at Central Baptist Church, 340 Rebecca Street, at 11 a.m. Our heartfelt thanks to. Dr. F. ROUSE, the staff at the Kensington Retirement Residence, and nurses Joy, Pardeep and Lily at O.T.M.H. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made the Hospital for Sick Children and Canadian Cancer Society.

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BRATT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-03 published
SHAYLER, Laura Anne " Nan" (BRATT)
At Dearness Home on Saturday, January 1st, 2005, Laura Anne (Nan) (BRATT) SHAYLER of London, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Norman SHAYLER. Predeceased by two brothers Randolph Thomas BRATT and Gordon Lloyd BRATT. Dear sister in law of Ann BRATT of Kingston and Gwendoline BRATT of Barrie. Loved by five nieces and two nephews and several great nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street (between Waterloo and Colborne Street), on Thursday, 1: 00-2:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, January 6th, 2005, at 2: 00 p.m. with the Reverend Phil UPTGROVE officiating. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. SHAYLER.

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BRATTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-24 published
BILOUS, Richard A.
Suddenly at Humber River Regional Hospital - Church Street Site, on Wednesday, February, 23, 2005. Dick BILOUS, dearly beloved husband of the late Mary. Dear father of Donna SLOTE, Linda BRATTON, David, Danny and Howard. Dick will be lovingly remembered by all of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Resting at the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel, 2104 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke (two blocks north of Rexdale Blvd.) from Thursday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel Friday 1 p.m. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens.

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BRATTY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-07 published
Plasterer became property developer
By Sandra MARTIN, Wednesday, December 7, 2005, Page S9
Toronto -- Developer Marco MUZZO, who immigrated to Canada from Italy in the 1950s, built a huge reputation building condominiums and housing developments in the Golden Horseshoe area on the outskirts of Toronto. He died on Monday of cancer at 72. A plasterer and drywaller by trade, he and his late brother built a drywalling company into a large operation that employed hundreds of people.
He then joined forces with developer Alfredo DE GASPERIS in a variety of businesses ranging from road-paving and sewer-digging to house-building. The two of them joined with lawyer Rudy BRATTY and other partners to build industrial, commercial and residential properties around Toronto, in what is now called the 905 belt. In the past few years, he began building high-rise condos in North York and developing properties in Toronto's west end and Beaches area. Respected as a hard worker, he was also a generous community leader. He leaves his wife, Resy, and three children.

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BRATTY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-08 published
Real estate developer flourished
Became one of Canada's wealthiest people
Credited with building much of Woodbridge
By Morgan CAMPBELL, Staff Reporter
Marco MUZZO came to Canada 50 years ago as a tradesman, armed only with a willingness to work.
That trait served him well, as he quietly built a real estate development empire in the Toronto area and became one of Canada's wealthiest people.
MUZZO, who died of cancer Monday at age 72, was buried yesterday at Holy Cross Cemetery in Thornhill.
MUZZO was born and raised in northern Italy, and moved to Canada in the mid 1950s, working as a plasterer and drywaller. By the early 1970s, he had entered the real estate business with partners Alfredo "Fred" DEGASPERIS and lawyer Rudy BRATTY.
Over the next three decades, the business bloomed, building industrial and commercial projects both in Toronto and its rapidly expanding suburbs. In recent years, MUZZO, who lived in Vaughan, headed the Pemberton Group, a condominium developer with projects in Toronto, Mississauga and Richmond Hill.
He also owned Piagga Ltd., a development company that paid $10 million for the Uptown Theatre on Yonge Street, with plans to raze the building and put up a 50-storey condominium tower. But on December 9, 2003, the theatre collapsed before it could be demolished, killing one person and injuring 14.
By 2004, MUZZO's extensive developments helped make him the 48th wealthiest person in Canada, worth $644 million, according to Canadian Business magazine.
That figure placed him above several more famous business people, including Magna International head Frank STRONACH.
That MUZZO could keep such a low profile while rising so high in the business world doesn't surprise the people who knew him.
"He was a very private person," said Vaughan Mayor Michael DI BIASE, who dealt with MUZZO on the developer's various projects in that York Region city. "Not many people knew what he was up to. In 20 years, if I saw him in council chambers twice it was too much."
What many people didn't know, DI BIASE said, is that MUZZO made large donations to Women's College Hospital, the Hospital for Sick Children and to all five Catholic churches in Vaughan.
"He was very tough in negotiations, very tough in business and very tough in getting what he wanted, but also very generous," DI BIASE said.
The mayor also credits MUZZO with helping Vaughan accommodate an exploding population. He estimates that there are 30,000 homes in Woodbridge and MUZZO's companies built 80 per cent of them.
"The style, the workmanship, nothing but the best," he said. "He built the whole west Woodbridge area. I don't think our community will ever forget him."
MUZZO leaves his wife of 49 years, Resy, children Isabella, Diana and Marc, and 11 grandchildren.

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BRATZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-25 published
BEER, Issie
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Issie (Ish) on Tuesday, August 23, 2005, in Montreal, after a valiant battle with cancer. Predeceased by his parents Rifka and Sam BEER. Beloved husband of Laura BRATZ. Cherished father of Mitch, Iris, and Richard. Loving and adored Zaide of Jesse, Lindsay, Cassandra, Ross, and Olivia. Dear brother of Max, and the late Rose GILBERT. Also survived by brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and very dear Friends. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Victor Cohen, Dr. L. Trudeau, and to Tara Jesion at the Jewish General Hospital. Sincere thanks to all the wonderful nurses and support staff on 8 North West at the Jewish General Hospital. Many thanks also to all others who were involved in his care. Funeral Service from Paperman and Sons, Montreal on Friday, August 26th at 12: 15 p.m. Burial in Montreal. Shiva private. Contributions in his memory may be made to Yitzhack Rabin High School, 1645 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K2G 1W2.

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BRAUCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-28 published
HAIG, Walter Blake
On March 26, 2005, at age 67, Walter Blake HAIG, beloved husband of Renate HAIG, beloved father of Robert HAIG, Kalyn BRAUCH, and Linda MacRAE, esteemed father-in-law of Maureen HAIG, Raymond BRAUCH, Roland MacRAE, adored Papa of Hailey and Reis BRAUCH, Rielle, Blake and Bronwyn HAIG, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer. Visitation at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home 8911 Woodbine Ave, Markham (3 lights North of Highway 7 (905) 305-8508) on Monday and Tuesday, March 28 and 29 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, March 30 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cancer Society.

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BRAUCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-27 published
YAMAMOTO, Michiko (née HASHIMOTO)
Peacefully at St. Peter's Hospital on Monday, April 25, 2005. Beloved wife of Arthur. Loving mother of Midori (Rob BRAUCH) and "Ichi-Ban" grandmother of Mikiyo and Akira BRAUCH. Predeceased by parents Naojiro and Koto HASHIMOTO and by brother Ken. Dear sister of Chiyoko IZUMI, Gertrude URABE, Margaret KAWAI, Sachiko SUEFUJI and Nanako ISHII. Survived by brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. At Mich's request cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at the Upper James Chapel of Cresmount Funeral Home, 1020 Upper James Street, Hamilton on Thursday, April 28, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private family interment to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation made to a charity of your choice is appreciated.

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BRAUCHLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-12 published
HUBER, Augusta Josefine (née BRAUCHLE)
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on November 10, 2005 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, in her 94th year. Beloved mother of Linda HUBER of Nassau, Bahama, Elizabeth HUBER, and Irma HINCKS and her husband Ron. Loving Nana of Simone and her husband Dave, Darryl and his wife Melissa, and Gord and his wife April. Great-Nana of Joshua, Cassandra, Nicole, Tanner, and Taylor. Will be missed by many loving relatives in Germany and by Friends in the Bahamas. Many thanks to the staff at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Burloak Long Term Care for their kindness and extra special care. The funeral service will be held at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville, 905-844-3221 on Monday, November 14th, 2005 at 11 a.m. (visitation from 10: 30-11 a.m.). The interment to take place at Mountview Cemetery, Stoney Creek.

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BRAUDES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-25 published
MOSER, Frances M. (née ANDERSON,) R.N.
Born in Campbellford, Ontario on February 12, 1912. Formerly of Toronto, died on Friday, May 20, 2005, at Brandywine Hospital, Coatesville, Pennsylvania, at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late Milton S. Moser for 65 years. Daughter of the late John ANDERSON and Maude BAILEY. Survived by daughter Mary E. BRAUDES of Danvers, Massachusetts, son David of Exton, Pennsylvania, and granddaughters Sarah MOSER and Laura BRAUDES. Predeceased by four sisters, Mabel LIVINGSTONE, Alta GILLESPIE, Jean ANDERSON, and Margaret ANDERSON, and one brother, Harry ANDERSON, all formerly of Toronto. Funeral Service at The Donohue Funeral Homes, 1627 West Chester Pike, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 610-431-9000, on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Interment Birmingham Lafayette Cemetery. Contributions, in her memory, may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

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BRAULT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-04 published
Patrick CARDY, Composer and Teacher: 1953-2005
Open-minded, all-embracing Ottawa musician was known for bridging gaps in an area of the arts that is often strongly divided. For him, it was all about communicating with his audience
By Randy RAY, Special to The Globe and Mail, Wednesday, May 4, 2005, Page S7
Ottawa -- During a career that saw him receive more than 40 commissions from performers and institutions, including acclaimed Canadian concert pianist Angela Hewitt and Ottawa's National Arts Centre Orchestra, Patrick CARDY rarely separated himself from those who hired him to compose music.
"Patrick dispelled the stereotype of composers as introverted and dour and who do their own thing. He was always enthusiastic to work with us, and about the process of working with us," says Peter DUSCHENES, artistic director for the Platypus Theatre in Ottawa.
In 2001, Mr. CARDY was commissioned by the National Arts Centre Orchestra to co-write music for Rhythm in Your Rubbish, a Platypus Theatre production that told the story of two tramps who discover the beauty of music.
As was usually the case, Mr. CARDY took on the project with great enthusiasm, attending workshops and rehearsals, where he collaborated with actors and the director to make the music and story work well together. "He was a fantastic collaborator who was so willing to jump into the process of creating," says Mr. DUSCHENES.
Others to commission Mr. CARDY include the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Vancouver Orchestra, the Vancouver Chamber Music Festival and Thirteen Strings. In addition to Ms. HEWITT, he wrote for soprano Julie NESRALLAH, flautists Robert CRAM and Jean-Guy BRAULT, and for the violin/viola duo of Jerry and Janos CSABA, who premiered his Mimesis on the National Arts Centre's Music for a Sunday Afternoon series in 1988.
Often, his support and interest in those who commissioned him did not end once his music was put to paper: When Rhythm in Your Rubbish toured Ontario, Mr. CARDY attended performances in many cities, including Kitchener, and Toronto, where the Toronto Symphony performed his score. He would often have a beer with musicians after a performance to ask how they enjoyed playing his music and to determine if revisions were necessary. Anyone who is familiar with his compositions says his music is characterized by colourful, evocative sonorities, a strong sense of dramatic gesture, an elegant lyricism and an accessible directness of expression -- traits that have captivated both listeners and performers.
Mr. CARDY's work ranged from pieces for children's theatre to liturgical music. He was just as likely to be inspired by the music of a Renaissance composer, as he was to experiment with synthetic musical scales. A Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Records disc of his work Virelai, for clarinet and string orchestra, was nominated for a Juno award in the Best Classical Composition category in 1992, and another Canadian Broadcasting Corporation disc including his Éclat for Organ, was named Best Classical Recording at the 1999 East Coast Music Awards.
Mr. CARDY, who was also a flutist and teacher, was in demand as a guest lecturer and music adjudicator Canadawide, and often visited area high schools to encourage students to consider music as a career. In 1977, he became a professor in music composition and theory at Carleton University's School for Studies in Art and Culture, where he was known as an attentive and creative teacher.
Mr. CARDY was president of the Canadian League of Composers from 1989 to 1993, and was on the Canadian League of Composers's executive council for many years, during which he was "well spoken on issues of concern to Canadian composers and very generous with his time and advice," says Canadian League of Composers president John BURGE of Toronto.
While president, he used his close proximity to the Canada Council's Ottawa office to work on a number of items, including trying to increase the amount of Canadian music performed by Canadian orchestras, says Mr. BURGE. He also oversaw the highly successful 40th-anniversary celebrations of the Canadian League of Composers in Winnipeg in 1991.
"He cared deeply about our country and wanted us all to appreciate the wealth of our musical heritage and to provide opportunities for current and future composers," says Mr. BURGE.
On March 11, the Ottawa Chamber Music Society performed a tribute concert to Mr. CARDY's work at a local church. The concert was recorded by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to be broadcast later across Canada. "It was a beautiful event," says the society's artistic director, Julian ARMOUR, noting that the society on 29 different occasions used the composer's work in its performances. The March concert included pieces written for his two children. It began with CARDY's Hope, a short, sweet piece for strings dedicated to son Michael, and also included Quips and Cranks dedicated to son Jonathan.
"He wrote music to be played and listened to," says Mr. ARMOUR. "He loved the reaction of audiences and that his music brought out strong emotions."
With his open-minded approach, Mr. CARDY, who was a devout Catholic, was known to bridge gaps in an industry that is often strongly divided. "These days there is an extremely wide spectrum of music and few composers have respect for the whole spectrum, but Patrick brought people together and he always fostered respect for what others were doing.
"He was a great, positive and healthy force in the Canadian music industry."
When he was not composing, Mr. CARDY loved to play sports and keep fit, says close friend Al MacKEY, who had known Mr. CARDY and his wife, Janet, for 20 years.
"He was a passionate debater who liked to take opposing views and provoke his Friends on just about any subject," says Mr. MacKEY, who remembers his friend as an enthusiastic curler and softball player, and a huge hockey fan who never missed his son Jonathan's games and practices.
In 1996, Mr. CARDY served as music adviser to the National Arts Centre Orchestra for its new music festival, A Tonal Departure, and more recently was a consultant on the National Arts Centre New Music Program. Over the years, he wrote a handful of pieces of chamber music for both the orchestra and its musicians and was active in suggesting new music the orchestra should add to its concert series.
"One of his roles was to serve as the voice of conscience for the National Arts Centre Orchestra in our new music program," says Christopher DEACON, the orchestra's managing director. "He gave us guidance; there was ongoing dialogue and if he felt we were not doing enough, he would nip at our heels."
Andrew CARDY was a patient collaborator, says Mr. DEACON. "He would not just say 'here is a proposal,' he would give me a very elaborate range of options. They were always very thoughtful options and he was very responsive to what we had to say."
Like the 18th-century composer Joseph Haydn, Mr. CARDY signed all his compositions with the Latin Deo gratias -- thanks be to God.
Patrick CARDY was born August 22, 1953, in Toronto. He died of a heart attack March 24 in Ottawa, after being treated for a broken arm suffered while curling. He was 51. He is survived by his wife, Janet, and two sons, Michael, 7, and Jonathan, 11. On the night he died, the National Arts Centre Orchestra dedicated its performance to him.

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BRAUN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-02 published
TOTHFALUSI, Alexander " Alex"
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Tuesday, February 1st, 2005, Alexander "Alex" TOTHFALUSI, of Mt. Brydges, in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of 47 years to Elizabeth Marie (née BRAUN.) Dear father of Alexander of Strathroy and Katharine (Anthony) PEPE of Komoka. Loved grandfather of Kristina and Nicole PEPE. Survived by sisters Emily (Daniel) FAW of Lambeth, Isabelle (Steve) ANGYAL of Strathroy and Mary (Nick) BRAUNSCH of London. Also survived by mother and father-in-law Anna and Steve BRAUN of London, brothers-in-law Steve (Edith) BRAUN, Joe (Diane) BRAUN, all of London, and sister-in-law Elvera DYMUS of London. Will be sadly missed by many nephews, nieces and cousins, as well as numerous relatives in Hungary and Germany.
Alex has lived and been an active member in the Mt. Brydges area for 53 years. He was a member of the North Caradoc - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, the Hungarian Service Community and was a 44 year member of the Independent Order of Foresters. Friends may call at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mt. Brydges, on Thursday, February 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to follow from the funeral home on Friday commencing at 2 p.m. with Reverend Kathy FRASER officiating assisted by Reverend Ferenc SZATMARI. Interment Mt. Brydges Cemetery. Donations to the Leukemia Foundation or to the North Caradoc -St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BRAUN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-06 published
BOLLEY, Ken
At Parkwood Hospital, London, on Wednesday May 4, 2005, Ken BOLLEY of London in his 80th year. Predeceased by his parents Bill and Minnie BOLLEY, his sister Margaret BRAUN, his brothers Gordon, Mervin and Robert BOLLEY, and his long time companion Helen HYNDMAN. Dear father of Ken BOLLEY Jr. and his wife Kathy of Saskatchewan (and their children Danny and Kelley,) and Martin BOLLEY and his wife Bernadette of Saskatchewan (and their children Alan, Marissa and Sean.) Dear brother of June COUTTS and her husband Cec of British Columbia and Audrey FERRIES and her husband Jack of Australia. Cremation has taken place, with interment of cremated remains in Sasktoon, Saskatchewan, at a later date. A funeral service will be held in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Western Counties Wing, Parkwood Hospital, 801 Commissioners Road East, London (please use parking lot #3) on Monday May 9th at 11 A.M. with Reverend Darrell SHAULE officiating. Friends may call ½ hour prior to service time. As expression of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Parkwood Hospital Foundation, 801 Commissioners Road East, London N6C 5J1. A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (433-5184) in care of arrangements. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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BRAUN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-18 published
GOTTSCHALK, Alice (MEISTER)
At London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital on Friday, September 16, 2005, Alice (MEISTER) GOTTSCHALK of London in her 91st year. Wife of the late Willy GOTTSCHALK (2003.) Loving mother of Astrid BRAUN and her husband Victor of Waterloo and Ron GOTTSCHALK of Texas. Warmly remembered by her daughter-in-law Doreen CAMPBELL of London. "Oma" to Kathleen RICHTER (Derek LEANDRO,) Christopher BRAUN (Lori,) Alexis and Andrew GOTTSCHALK. "Omi" to Kayla and Quinton RICHTER. Predeceased by 11 siblings. Sadly missed by many wonderful caring Friends. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at L.H.S.C. and Longworth Retirement Residence for their outstanding care and compassion. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. where a memorial service will be conducted on Monday, September 19th, 2005 at 3 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Alice are asked to consider the German Language School.

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BRAUN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-02-08 published
TOTHFALUSI, Alexander Alex
Peacefully, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Tuesday, February 1, 2005, Alexander Alex TOTHFALUSI, of Mt. Brydges, in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of 47 years to Elizabeth Maria (née BRAUN.) Dear father of Alexander of Strathroy and Katharine (Anthony) PEPE of Komoka. Loved grandfather of Kristina and Nicole PEPE. Survived by sisters Emily (Daniel) FAW of Lambeth, Isabelle (Steve) ANGYAL of Strathroy, and Mary (Nick) BRAUNSCH of London. Also survived by mother and father-in-law Anna and Steve BRAUN of London; brothers-in-law Steve (Edith) BRAUN, Joe (Diane) BRAUN, all of London, and sister-in-law Elvera DYMUS of London. Will be sadly missed by many nephews, nieces, and cousins, as well as numerous relatives in Hungary and Germany. Alex was born in Chippewa, Niagara Falls. He lived, and was an active member, in the Mt. Brydges area for 53 years. He was a member of the North Caradoc-St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, the Hungarian Service Community, and was a 44-year member of the Independent Order of Foresters. Friends called at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mt. Brydges on Thursday, February 3 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service followed from the funeral home on Friday, commencing at 2 p.m. with Reverend Kathy FRASER officiating, assisted by Rev. Ferenc SZATMARI. Interment Mt. Brydges Cemetery. Special thanks to pallbearers Nick BRAUNsch, Donald ANGYAL, Dennis ANGYAL, Bill GONZO, Bob FAW, and Steven BRAUN Jr.; flower bearers Peter BRAUN, Steven RHEAULT, Joe BRAUN Jr., Tyler ANGYAL, and Jason HAYDT and honourary pallbearers Frank KOVACS, Harry BURKO, John BIRO, Wm. PANDOR, Anthony PANDOR, and Steve KAVINSKY. Donations to the Leukemia Foundation or to North Caradoc-St. Andrews Presbyterian Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BRAUN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-30 published
RECHTMAN, Manuel
On Thursday, April 28, 2005 at the North York General Hospital. Manuel RECHTMAN, beloved husband of Fila. Loving father and father-in-law of Ana and Bernardo SZTABINSKI, Raul and Mila, Mario and Lila. Dear brother of the late Pola GITLER, Bella BRAUN, and Guenia HANDELMAN. Devoted grandfather of Irene and Jeff, Gaby and Simon, Fred, Ana, Paula, Adam, and Tamar. Devoted great-grandfather of Emily, and Justin. A service was held on Friday, April 29, 2005 at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel. Shiva 24 Mellowood Drive. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the North York General Hospital Foundation, 416-756-6944.

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BRAUN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-02 published
ZELDIN, Avram Yosef " Larry"
On Thursday, June 30th, 2005 at home. Larry, beloved husband of Kaye ZELDIN and the late Ida. Loving father and father-in-law of Dr. Edmond and Suzanne ZELDIN, and Beverly and Anthony PALMER. Step-father of Karen and the late Thomas FEJER, Donna RAXLEN, and Peter and Lynne RAXLEN. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Ralph and Joan ZELDIN, Noël and Betty ZELDIN, the late Samuel ZELDIN, Beatrice BRAUN, Sadie GOULD, Belle WOLINSKY, and Mary ZELDIN. Dear brother-in-law of Gert ZELDIN. Devoted grandfather of Jordana, Jon, Alex and Jennifer, and Josh. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (three light west of Dufferin), for service on Sunday, July 3rd at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Keiver Synagogue Section of Mount Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 9 Deer Park Crescent, #1603. If desired, donations may be made to the Larry ZELDIN Memorial Fund, c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2C3, (416) 780-0324.

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BRAUN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-15 published
MELENBACHER, Ward Braun, B.A., B.S.W.
After a long illness, Ward Braun MELENBACHER in his 86th. year, died peacefully at his home in Elmira on Wednesday, October 12, 2005. Beloved husband of June (ALLEMANG) MELENBACHER for 58 years. Dear father of Debra DRAPER of Elmira, Gregory (Wendy HALLMAN) of Drayton, Karen MARTIN (Larry) of St. Jacobs and Mark (Dawn OSBORNE) of Barrie. Also lovingly remembered by his ten grandchildren Scott (Ang), Shawn, Erin (Mark PARRISH), Ryan and Caitlin DRAPER, Adyn and Quinn MELENBACHER, Kevin and Michael MARTIN and Justin MELENBACHER and his two great grandchildren Julia and Aislyn PARRISH. Also survived by his 2 sisters Betty (Rev. Eric ZACHARIAS) of Pretty Prairie, Kansas and Ann (John MURRAY) of Sydney, B.c. He was predeceased by his parents E. Lorne and Veneta (BRAUN) MELENBACHER. Ward was an Royal Canadian Air Force veteran of over four years having served two and a half years overseas.
He was a graduate of Urban Junior College, Urbana, Ohio, McMaster University and the University of Toronto School of Social Work. He was a Child Care Supervisor of the Hamilton Children's Aid Society and Superintendent of the Belleville Children's Aid Society before joining the Ontario Probation Service in 1954 as a Probation Officer in Orillia, supervising juvenile and adult probation and parole and Federal Parole. He became an Area Manager in Central Ontario until an early retirement in 1979 due to ill health. He was a member of the Mount Hope Lions Club, The Orillia Rotary Club, The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 469, Elmira and a 56 year member of the Masonic Order-Orillia Lodge.
At Ward's request, cremation has taken place. A private family committal service will take place at the Ayr Cemetery. The family will receive Friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira for a memorial visitation on Sunday, October 23, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. only. In his memory, donations to the Memorial Fund of St. Aidans Church, Elmira or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy.
Appreciation is expressed to Dr. John PETERS, Care Partner Nurses and Red Cross Homemakers for their support and care.

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BRAUN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-07 published
PARSONAGE, Alfred Henry
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 31, 2005 at Saint John's Rehabilitation Hospital, in his 85th year. Loving and devoted husband of Audrey for 59 wonderful years. Beloved father of Cheryl HAMILTON and husband Wolf BRAUN, John David, and Elizabeth Louli and former husband and good friend Waheed LOULI. Cherished grandfather of Christy, Sandra, Michelle and Nicole and great-grandfather of Tyler and Lauryn. Brother of Helena RICHARDSON and the late Muriel MILLER. Alfred was a proud World War 2 Veteran and past President of the Governor General's Horse Guards Association. Alfred will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his family and many Friends. Friends may call at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles) on Friday, April 8th, 2005 from 2-3 p.m., followed by a Memorial Service in the Chapel at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint John's Rehabilitation Hospital (285 Cummer Avenue, North York, Ontario, M2M 2G1).

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BRAUNBERGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-23 published
James DOOHAN, Soldier And Actor: 1920-2005
He was an 'accidental actor' who got his start when he stumbled into a radio station in London, Ontario He found fame as Scotty on Star Trek, but not before he had already experienced real-life heroics on D-Day
By Tom HAWTHORN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Saturday, July 23, 2005, Page S9
'Och, Cap'n, Scotty cannae work for ye any more."
Star Trek's chief engineer, Lt.-Cmdr. Montgomery Scott, was irascible, excitable and prone to delivering dire warnings in a Scots burr. As portrayed by Canadian James DOOHAN, Scotty became a favourite of the cult television program's legions of fans.
Many assumed the actor shared traits with his character, but out of his red uniform, Mr. DOOHAN was a serious actor with a substantial list of credits. As a young man, he led soldiers as part of the D-Day invasion in an attack which he later described as "giving Hitler the finger."
Mr. DOOHAN's chief engineer character cursed dilithium crystals and coaxed power from overstressed warp-drive engines on the Starship Enterprise. The order to be beamed aboard was directed at Mr. DOOHAN; " Beam me up, Scotty" became a cultural catchphrase, as well as the punchline to innumerable jokes. Mr. DOOHAN became so associated with the command that he used it as the title of his autobiography.
Yet, the program's dedicated fans -- their numbers legion and their allegiance bordering on the fanatical -- insist no character ever uttered the phrase. "Beam me up, Scotty" is to Star Trek what "Play it again, Sam" is to Casablanca.
After the original series ended following a three-year run, Mr. DOOHAN was upset at being typecast as the irascible engineer with the unforgettable burr. After all, he had earlier performed Shakespeare under the direction of Mavor Moore and won notice for his performances in dramas telecast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. He eventually made peace with the character, whom he portrayed in subsequent feature films. He also became a frequent and well-received guest at Star Trek conventions.
A first-class mimic, Mr. DOOHAN tested eight accents when auditioning for the role. "Well, if you want an engineer," he told Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, "it had better be a Scotsman." Mr. DOOHAN settled on a dialect he described as an Aberdeen brogue.
Scotty's accent, it has been noted by one newspaper, fooled no one north of Berwick-upon-Tweed, let alone a Scotsman. Yet the near-comic urgency of his delivery compelled many fans into worshipful imitation. The actor named the character after his maternal grandfather, James MONTGOMERY, a sea captain.
In many ways, Mr. DOOHAN imbued the chief engineer with what could be described as Canadian qualities. His practical warnings ("In four hours, the ship blows up") and excitable protestations ("Ah canna change the laws of physics") always gave way to a resourceful fortitude in completing a task, however dangerous or improbable.
The actor may have drawn on his own experiences as a veteran of the Second World War. He was wounded during the D-Day invasion of Normandy in an incident he described as "giving Hitler the finger."
Those who found his accent unconvincing were not surprised to learn he traced his Scottish roots to an ancestor who lived three centuries ago. He was Irish by heritage and Canadian by birth. James Montgomery DOOHAN, conceived in Belfast, was born in Vancouver on March 3, 1920. His parents and three older siblings had just emigrated to Canada, arriving in Halifax on New Year's Day.
In his 1996 autobiography, Mr. DOOHAN describes his father as a dentist, pharmacist, veterinarian and drunkard. His memories were of a household made unhappy by his father's alcohol-fuelled rages. The family moved to Sarnia, Ontario, when the boy was 6. Two years later, while serving as an altar boy at a Catholic mass, Jimmy suddenly felt delirious and was rushed from church. He was diagnosed with diphtheria.
Around home, he was known to imitate the voices he heard on the radio or at the cinema. At 16, he played the title role in a school production of Robin Hood at Sarnia Collegiate Institute and Technical School.
Eager to leave home, he enlisted as a gunner in the Royal Canadian Artillery immediately after Canada declared war on Germany on September 10, 1939. After learning Morse code and earning a commission as an officer, Mr. DOOHAN spent two frustrating years in training in England. He served as a general's aide-de-camp during the planning for the Dieppe raid.
On June 6, 1944, Mr. DOOHAN commanded 120 men of D Company of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles. In the early morning of D-Day, he joined the landings on Juno Beach. While he saw a captain go insane and another man suffer a grievous stomach wound, Mr. DOOHAN managed to lead his men to the seaside village of Graye-sur-Mer without casualty.
Soon, however, they came under fire from a machine-gun lodged in a church tower. Mr. DOOHAN, a command post officer by rank, borrowed a rifle. His first shot missed, but each of the next two shots felled a German soldier and the nest went silent. He never learned whether he had killed or wounded the enemy.
Shortly before midnight, Mr. DOOHAN was walking to his command post when a "machine-gun opened up on us. It hit me and spun me around. Staggering, I fell down into the shell hole," he wrote in his autobiography. "Then I looked at my right hand and saw the blood covering it. I could see the holes in my middle finger."
He walked to a regimental aid post where it was discovered four bullets had also imbedded in his left leg. In his shock at the three shots that smashed his right hand, Mr. DOOHAN hadn't even noticed the other wounds.
He examined the rest of his uniform, discovering a bullet hole in his shirt. He reached his left hand to his right breast pocket. "I pulled out the sterling silver cigarette case that my brother Bill had given me when I was his best man. And there I discovered a dent in it.
"The bullet had come in at an angle, ricocheted off the cigarette case, and bounced away. Four inches from my heart."
The finger was amputated. Years later, Star Trek fans would detail scenes in which the absence of the digit is noticeable. For his part, Mr. DOOHAN was always self-conscious about the loss. He often subtly camouflaged his right hand.
After six years in uniform, he was left with few plans for the future at the end of war. He became an actor by accident. Annoyed by poor performances in a radio drama, Mr. DOOHAN went to radio station CFPL in London, Ontario, to record himself reading from Shakespeare and other works. He disliked what he heard, but an enthusiastic sound engineer convinced him he was a natural. By coincidence, a brochure for a Toronto drama school had arrived at the station not an hour earlier. The novice signed up, and soon won a scholarship to study at the Neighbourhood Playhouse School of the Theater in Manhattan.
Mr. DOOHAN was taught by Sanford Meisner, whose eponymous technique of self-investigation was heavily influenced by the great Russian director Constantine Stanislavsky. Others attending the school in those years included Lee Marvin and Leslie Nielsen, a fellow Canadian who became a close friend.
A versatile performer, Mr. DOOHAN did not want for work. From 1950 to 1958, he appeared in, by his count, 450 live television broadcasts and 4,000 radio shows, shuttling from New York to Toronto. He was called Canada's busiest actor. He starred in Flight into Danger, an hour-long television drama aired on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's General Motors Theatre in 1956. Mr. DOOHAN portrayed a traumatized fighter pilot who takes over the controls of a commercial airliner after both pilots are incapacitated by food poisoning. The script was the first written by Arthur Hailey, a British émigré who settled in Canada after the war and went on to write such blockbusters as Airport and Hotel.
A role as an agent on the television series Treasury Men in Action evaporated without explanation soon after director David Pressman was identified as a Communist. Only later did Mr. DOOHAN learn he had lost the gig to an actor who secretly accused him of being a Red.
In 1963, Mr. DOOHAN appeared as a defence attorney in his first feature film, The Wheeler Dealers, a romantic comedy starring James Garner and Lee Remick, directed by Edmonton-born Arthur Hiller. Meanwhile, his list of television credits reads like an anthology of cult hits. He appeared in episodes of Bewitched, Ben Casey, Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Outer Limits, The Twilight Zone, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.
The three-year run of the original Star Trek series cemented the actor's image in the public mind as a blustery but dependable miracle worker in a red uniform. He was paid just $850 U.S. per episode in the inaugural season.
A cast so familiar now -- with William SHATNER, another Canadian, starring as Capt. James T. Kirk; Leonard Nimoy as the logical Mr. Spock, a pointy-eared Vulcan; and DeForest Kelley as the crusty Dr. Leonard H. (Bones) McCoy -- won only a modest audience at first. The series lasted just three seasons, two years short of the Enterprise's promised "five-year mission to explore strange new worlds."
The low-budget series allowed for strong characterizations, which in part explains Star Trek's success in syndication. The series became a phenomenon, sparking an industry of collectables and conventions. Fans memorized large chunks of dialogue. Among the engineer's most repeated quotes: "The best diplomat that I know is a fully loaded phaser bank."
Mr. DOOHAN often failed to mask his antipathy for the star's hammy acting. The kindest praise he offers for Mr. SHATNER in his autobiography is a grudging acknowledgment that one episode's performance was "pretty okay."
The Scotty character was not often the focus of plot twists, although in an episode titled The Changeling, Bones leans over the engineer's body to deliver the shocking line, "He's dead, Jim."
Happily, the engineer is revived before hour's end.
In The Trouble with Tribbles, perhaps the best-loved of all episodes, Scotty disobeys captain's orders and precipitates a bar brawl with Klingons. The episode concludes on a pun ad-libbed by Mr. DOOHAN, after he dispatches a growing horde of furry creatures to a Klingon ship. "I transported the whole kit 'n' caboodle into their engine room," he tells the captain, "where they'll be no tribble at all."
Cancellation left Mr. DOOHAN unemployed and, he feared, unemployable. He complained of being typecast to his dentist, who said, "Jimmy, you're going to be Scotty long after you're dead. If I were you, I'd go with the flow."
He did so, reprising his role as Scotty in seven films. In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, the engineer attempts to give voice commands to a 20th-century computer, including speaking into a mouse. Audiences roared with laughter.
After surviving a massive heart attack in 1989, Mr. DOOHAN seemed ever more frail. He deferred questions about the rumoured deterioration of his health by quipping: "If I had Alzheimer's I think I'd remember."
What would be his final public appearance came last August at a five-day event in Los Angeles billed as "Beam me up, Scotty one last time." He posed in his wheelchair in front of his star along the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
James DOOHAN was born on March 3, 1920, in Vancouver. He died on Wednesday at home in Redmond, Washington., a lakeside suburb 30 kilometres east of Seattle. Alzheimer's disease was one of many afflictions he suffered, including diabetes, lung fibrosis and Parkinson's. He was 85. He leaves his wife, Wende BRAUNBERGER, and their three children, Eric, Thomas and five-year-old Sarah. He also leaves four adult children -- Larkin, Deirdre and twins Montgomery and Christopher -- from his 15-year marriage to Janet YOUNG, which ended in divorce in 1964. A marriage to Anita YAGEL in 1970 ended in divorce two years later. Space Services Inc., a Houston-based company, will send his ashes into space, as he requested.
Toronto Trekkies will gather tonight at the Auld Spot Pub, 347 Danforth Ave., where fans can sign a condolence book to be presented later to the family.
2005-0-7-23 DAWSON, Nora -- Dispatch:
By Oliver MOORE, Saturday, July 23, 2005, Page M4
Wielding a chainsaw into her mid-80s and riding her bicycle around Toronto a few years after that, Nora Claire Elizabeth DAWSON was not one to sit still.
Relatives describe a woman who took hiking trips to the Alps, bought a computer at 85 so she could trade e-mail messages with a grand-nephew in Panama and insisted that her relatives have certain tools on hand, for when she came over.
"When she came to visit us, she'd get the pruning shears and work in the garden," said Dan Walker DAWSON, a nephew who lives in London, Ontario
Her niece, Georgie Dawson DOCKER, tells a similar story. "She would arrive here, aged 85 and up, with her chainsaw and loppers, and she'd be up on the ladder pruning whether you liked it or not," said Ms. DOCKER, who now lives in Dunnville, Ontario
She was physically vigorous and capable, her relatives say, but she was also a well-educated and intellectually active woman. She did The Globe and Mail's cryptic crossword every day until she was 90.
Ms. DAWSON graduated from the University of Western Ontario, in her hometown of London, at only 17 and went on to take a master's degree at Laval University. But when she submitted her work, they gave her a doctorate instead.
As a young woman she moved to Toronto to teach French. She lived in North Toronto and then North York as she moved through a succession of schools including Havergal College and East York Collegiate Institute. She was head of languages at King and Wexford Collegiate Institutes. She was also closely involved in the Women's Musical Club of Toronto, though she didn't play an instrument herself.
Ms. DAWSON did not marry. She died early last month at 92. She leaves two nephews, a niece, and six grand-nephews and grand-nieces.

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