DONALDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-24 published
TENNANT, Geddes
Passed away peacefully with his family by his side in Scarborough on Friday, January 21, 2005 at the age of 87 years. Loving husband of Beryl Eupheme (née DONALDS.) Beloved father of son Glenn and his wife Wanita, son Gregory, daughter Lolly and her husband Elvis. Beloved grandfather of Troy and Mégan. Brother of Flo ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and Norman TENNANT. Predeceased by brother Bertie TENNANT. Uncle of Joy 'Sissy' RICKETTS (husband Keith,) Beverley 'Cutie' WHITE/WHYTE, Barbara, John and Yvette (in England) and the Cooper Family. Life-long Best Friend of Herries Ho Shue (wife Terry) of Brooklyn, New York. Brother-in-law of Cecille McDONALD, Curdelle and Joseph KEENE, Merce TENNANT, Melvin and Pam DONALDS, Jenny and Albert HENRY, and Jo BAYDA. Many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews and great-grand-nieces and nephews. Member of the Shiloh Seventh Day Adventist Church. Visitation on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 from 6-9 p.m. at Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave East (west of Midland Ave.), Agincourt. Funeral service on Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at Apple Creek Seventh Day Adventist Church, 700 Apple Creek Blvd. (north of Hwy. 7, west of Warden), Markham. Interment to follow at Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Ajax.

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DONALDSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-04-06 published
CLEMENTS, Jessie (ZIEGLER)
Entered into rest in her 68th year in Centre Grey Hospital, Markdale, on Tuesday, March 29, 2005. Jessie (ZIEGLER) CLEMENTS, beloved wife of Roy CLEMENTS; dear mother of Rhonda (John) BRODERICK of Stayner, Judy CLEMENTS and Debra DONALDSON both of Dundalk, Randy CLEMENTS of Shelburne, Rose (Jim) SCOTT of Erin, Tammy (Ben) PETERSON- CLEMENTS of Rock Mills, loving grandmother of Loreli, Rachel, Brandy, April, Alan, Trevor, Casandra, Amanda, Christopher, Joshua, Nathan, Rebecca, Jackson, Montgomery, Dakota, Shoshoni and great-grandmother of Brandon, Kyle, Ryley and Gracie. Dear sister of Ida, John, Anna, Betty, Minnie, Alexander, Maria, Gabriel and Edna. Predeceased by a son Leroy CLEMENTS. Rested at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Complete service was held in the chapel on Friday, April 1, 2005 following visitation. Cremation to follow with burial of ashes in Swinton Park Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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DONALDSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-11 published
CORTAN, Elizabeth (formerly HAGEMEIER, née TEMPELMEIER)
Peacefully at the Country Care Seniors Residence in Allenford on November 4th in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Bill CORTAN and the late Hermann HAGEMEIER. Dear mother of Hans HAGEMEIER and his wife Mary of Tara, John CORTAN and his wife Alison of Ripley, Reiner CORTAN and his wife Genet of Winnipeg and Margaret JELINSKI and her husband Eric of Bowmanville. Dear Grandmother to Brian, Linda, Christopher, Jennifer, Laurie and Justin. Great Oma to Zyphlen, Aiden, Ethan, Damien, Jeremy and Dalton. Also survived by Special friend Marlene DONALDSON and her nephews and nieces in Germany and Switzerland. Predeceased by her parents Heinrich and Christine TEMPELMEIER, sisters Luise TEMPELMEIER and Paula NEIDERBAUMER. Cremation. A celebration for the life of Elizabeth CORTAN will be held at the Tara United Church on Saturday, November 12th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations to the Tara United Church or the Grey Bruce Health Services would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Condolences may be expressed online at www.paulheaglesonfuneralhome.com
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DONALDSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2005-03-09 published
Wayne MILLER DONALDSON
In loving memory of Wayne MILLER DONALDSON, 65, of Aberdeen, Scotland who passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. Wayne was born in Gore Bay, the son of the late G.L. (Larry) and Jean M. (MILLER) DONALDSON. He was an avid adventurer, an aircraft enthusiast with private and commercial experience from Instructor to Aerobatics to Bush Piloting work. He had a love for hunting, fishing and the outdoors in general. In his early years Wayne was an excellent hockey and football player. In 1972 Wayne moved overseas to work in the Oil Industry. He was a crew boss/crane operator on exploration rigs in the North Sea for a number of years. Wayne is survived by his dearest friend Rosemary SANGSTER of Aberdeen, his brother Stephen and wife Joanne (McDOUGALL) and their three children Kristen, Alexander (Sandy) and Michael all of the Dartmouth/Halifax area in Nova Scotia. Wayne was a resident of the Rosemount Park area in Aberdeen and after a local ceremony and cremation his wish was to have his remains returned to his beloved Manitoulin Island for their final resting place. He will be sadly missed by Friends and relatives for his kindness and generosity. Many wishes go out to his Friends of Aberdeen and the SANGSTER family, especially Rosemary who was there for him through all his trials and at his side in his demise.

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DONALDSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-13 published
DONALDSON, Eldora Ada (née BARNES)
Suddenly on January 11, 2005, Eldora Ada DONALDSON (née BARNES) passed away at London Health Sciences Centre - University Campus in her 83rd year. The dearly loved wife of the late Raymond. Loving mother of Geri DOERR and her husband Doug, Janice TAILOR/TAYLOR and her husband Gord, Larry DONALDSON and his wife Audrey. Grandmother of Jay DOERR and his wife Michelle, Scott DOERR and his wife Lisa, Michelle TAILOR/TAYLOR and her fiance Maurice, Jeff TAILOR/TAYLOR and his wife Kate, Matt TAILOR/TAYLOR and his friend Stacey, Shawn DONALDSON and his wife Farah. Great-grandmother of Terry, Kyle and Dylan DOERR, Tyson TAILOR/TAYLOR and Michael, Megan and Mitchell DONALDSON. Sister of Gerald BARNES. Predeceased by her parents Clifford and Rose BARNES and brothers Clifford and Robert BARNES and sisters Velma SEGEE and Marion TOBIN. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London for visitation on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Friday, January 14, 2005 at 11 a.m. Reverend Keith RAMESHWAR officiating. Remembrances can be made to the Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease Program St. Joseph's Health Centre or a charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. Please sign the Book of Condolences at www.obituariestoday.com. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, 452-3770.

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DONALDSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-04 published
DONALDSON, James Kenneth
At Huronview Home, Clinton on Friday, July 1, 2005 James Kenneth DONALDSON of Goderich in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Marjorie (STOBO) DONALDSON. Loving father of Bonnie DONALDSON and husband Henry BOTCHFORD of Toronto and Randy DONALDSON and wife Linda of Cleveland, Ohio. Loved and sadly missed by granddaughters Maria DONALDSON and Emily BOTCHFORD. Dear brother of Marie MacINTYRE of Cambridge; Betty SCHOOP of Lisle, Winnie and Eric EVANS of London; Helen and George CUTHBERTSON of Milton and Douglas and Joan DONALDSON of Teeswater. Predeceased by one brother Donald. Cremation. A memorial service will be held at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd.- "Bluewater Chapel", 201 Suncoast Dr. E., Goderich on Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. with visitation from 12 noon until time of service. Interment of ashes will take place at Teeswater-Culross Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Alzheimers Society of Huron would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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DONALDSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-17 published
FERGUSON, Mary Ellen (née FIFE)
Mary Ellen of Valleyview Home, Saint Thomas, on Friday, July 15, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 67th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Garry FERGUSON (2002.) Dearly loved mother of Ken BAKER of Brantford, Barry and his wife Erin FERGUSON of Oakville, Ann and her husband Allan AKINS of London, and loved daughter-in-law of Dawn BAKER of Brantford. Predeceased by 2 sons Dwight and Daniel. Loved grandmother of Tammy, Lloyd, Dalton, Ryan, Sean, Brent, Lisa, Christie, Matt and Rob. Dear sister of Audrey DENNY, Marion and her husband Syd GILCHRIST, Margaret and her husband Larry ABEL, all of Saint Thomas, Donna VIRAG of Fingal and Jean and her husband Bill IRWIN of St. Williams. Predeceased by sister Verna DONALDSON and Patricia McMENEMY. Sadly missed by a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Mary Ellen was born October 1, 1937 in Saint Thomas the daughter of the late Wilfrid and Dorothy (HARRIS) FIFE. She worked for Northern Telecom and the Arbour Glenn Day Nursery. Resting at the Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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DONALDSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-21 published
ROBB, Betty (DONALDSON)
Betty (DONALDSON) ROBB of London in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of Bev ROBB for 50 years. Arrangements incomplete. Arrangements entrusted to C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 227-4211. For further details see tomorrow's edition or www.haskettfh.com.

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DONALDSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-22 published
ROBB, Betty (DONALDSON)
Peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, London on Friday, August 19, 2005 Betty (DONALDSON) ROBB of London in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of Bev ROBB for 50 years. Dear mother of Sheree and Dale FLEISCHAUER of Listowel, Lori and Gregg ALLAN of Guelph, Paul and Kathy ROBB of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and Reid and Gillian ROBB of Cairo, Egypt. Dear grandmother of Chrystal COLQUHOUN, Kyra and Taryn FLEISCHAUER; Mark and Bryce ALLAN; Jordan, Alyson and Danica ROBB; and Lucy and Katie ROBB. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Shirley and Bob McCALL of Chatham, Joan and Maurice HUTTON of Lakeside, Ann and Murray McLEAN of Parkhill, Jean ROBB and the late Ken ROBB, Rocky ROBB and the late Flo ROBB, Jack and Irene ROBB, Jean and Don ROBINSON and Meredith ROBB. Predeceased by her parents John and Dorothy DONALDSON. Friends may call one hour prior to the memorial service which will be held at Siloam United Church, 1240 Fanshawe Park Rd., London on Friday, August 26th at 10 a.m. with Reverend Dr. David WILLIAMSON officiating. Cremation with interment Medway Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangments entrusted to C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, Lucan 227-4211. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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DONALDSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-24 published
CORRIGAN, Ann (née DADSON)
Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer on Monday, August 22, 2005, at Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie. Ann CORRIGAN of Cookstown in her 57th year. Beloved wife of Ralph. Dear mother of Jeanette BRADBURY and her husband Tom of Oro and John CORRIGAN and his wife Stacey of Cambridge. Cherished grandmother of Earl BRADBURY. Survived by her parents Murray and Florence DADSON and brother Doug DADSON and his wife Connie. Also survived by her niece Margaret DONALDSON and her husband Jim, nephew Michael DADSON and 7 greatnieces and nephews all of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by nephew Murray DADSON. Friends may call at the Paul F. Kent Funeral Home (Hwy. 27 north) Cookstown on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at Cookstown United Church on Friday, August 26th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Alliston Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Cancer Clinics of Southlake Regional Health Care Centre (Newmarket), Royal Victoria Hospital (Barrie) or Cookstown United Church Organ Fund would be appreciated by the family.

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DONALDSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-19 published
JOHNSON, Gerald " Jerry"
Of 199 Hope Street East, Tavistock passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 17, 2005 at Stratford General Hospital surrounded by his family. Jerry was born on October 15, 1925 in Sylvan, the son of the late William Thomas and Ella Chloe CAMPBELL) JOHNSON (1952.) Jerry was an avid sports enthusiast whose love of ball, hockey and racehorses provided many lasting memories and many wonderful Friendships. He was a member of Grace United Church in Tavistock and had also served his community as an active member of the Tavistock Men's Club and Board of Trade. Jerry farmed in his early years and later worked for Lewis Thomson and Sons in the fruit and vegetable business for 40 years. In his retirement, he and Pat spent their summers at their summer home, "Lakeside Resort", where he enjoyed his family, the birds, the sunsets and their many Friends. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Priscilla "Pat" (WEAVER) (LUPTON) JOHNSON, whom he married on June 29, 1979; his step-children, Glen and Joan LUPTON, Sue and Ken WETTLAUFER, Dick and Sharon LUPTON, Pat and Jim SMITH, Gail and Ted DONALDSON, Carol and Wayne FRASER his special grandchildren, Stephanie and Kristen LUPTON, Matt and Stephen WETTLAUFER, Fraser and Mac LUPTON, Jeff and Margie SMITH, Tricia and Jerry HAYNES, Mike and Lisa DONALDSON, Jen and Mike LOWES, Kim and Cecil AVEY, Kelly and Richard SMITH, Mark and Anita FRASER; his dear great-grandchildren, Ashley, Emily, Amber, Madison, Erika, Taylor, Owen, Jonathan, Andrew, Aaron, Aric, Riley, Liam and Owen; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Mervil and Jessie JOHNSON, James and Ruth JOHNSON, Alvin and Ruby JOHNSON, Enid JOHNSON and Mickey JOHNSON; "Weaver" in-laws, Barbara and Alan BALL, Bill WEAVER and Pauline McGILLVERY, Bob and Marie WEAVER and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Hannah, Madeline and Muriel his brothers, Earl, Bill, Lawrence and Campbell; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Arthur MATHERS, Austin O'NEIL, Wilson SADLER, Lewis THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Jean JOHNSON, Ivy JOHNSON, Betty and Angus LUNN and Margaret WEAVER; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harold and Myrna WEAVER and his very special friend, Fraser LUPTON. Friends and loved ones will be received in the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock Street North, Tavistock on Tuesday, September 20th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate Jerry's life will be held at Grace United Church, 116 Woodstock Street, South, Tavistock on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at 2 p.m. The Reverend Marion Jackson TYLER will officiate. At Jerry's request, his body has been willed to the Department of Anatomy, University of Western, Ontario for Scientific study. Burial of cremated remains will take place at a later date in Knox Presbyterian Cemetery, Harrington. As expressions of sympathy, memorial contributions in Jerry's memory to Stratford General Hospital Foundation, Tri County Mennonite Homes Tavistock Project or charity of choice would be appreciated and may be made through the funeral home by calling 1-519-655-2431.

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DONALDSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-10 published
WILLIAMS, Charles E.
At London Health Sciences Centre-University Hospital, on Thursday, December 8th, 2005, Mr. Charles E. WILLIAMS of London in his 96th year. Beloved husband of Mabel M. (BRETT) WILLIAMS, and the late Vera WILLIAMS (1987.) Loving father of Carol DONALDSON, husband Don of Port Stanley, Sharon CAMPBELL of Edmonton, Alberta, and the late Robert WILLIAMS (1976.) Also loved by his grandchildren, Rob and wife Kerrie, Jamie, Tammie and husband Jerry, Greg and wife Heather, Geoff and his close friend Sarita, as well as by his 6 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Mabel SKINNER of Toronto, Thelma NASBY of Burlington, Merle WILLIAMS of Hamilton, and Vernon WILLIAMS and his wife Margaret of Oakville. Predeceased by his brother Frank and by his sister Elsie. Fondly remembered by David and Ivy BRETT, Reg and Marie BRETT, Ewen and Myrna BRETT, Earl and Ruby BRETT, and John GREEN. The funeral service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Tuesday, December 13th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Reverend Philip NEWMAN officiating. Cremation with interment of ashes at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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DONALDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-23 published
MORGAN, Reverend Dr. Ivan Clifford
Minister, theological educator, churchman and friend died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on February 22, 2005 in his 93rd year. Brought up in London, Ontario, Ivan graduated in arts and theology from McMaster, a university he was associated with for the rest of his life. After pastorates in Hamilton, Peterborough and Windsor, Ontario, where he was noted as a good shepherd, an outstanding preacher, a spiritual leader, and encourager of interchurch cooperation and community service, Ivan returned to McMaster Divinity College to teach. He was Principal of the college 1966-1978. He and his beloved wife Ruth created a home away from home for a generation of seminary students. Upon retirement, Ivan returned to the pastorate through many interim ministries in Baptist and United Churches of south-western Ontario In 1953-4 he was President of the Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec. Ivan was predeceased by Ruth (RAITHBY) MORGAN, his life partner for 62 years in 2001, by his parents Henry and Sarah (BENEDICT) MORGAN, his brothers Frank and Don MORGAN, and brother-in- law Bill RAITHBY. He will be greatly missed as a father by Franklin and Esther (SENTESY) of Perth, Ontario, Mary and David McKNIGHT of Bobcaygeon, Ontario; as grandfather by Peter and Mary (DONALDSON) MORGAN; Sarah (MORGAN) and Brian DONALDSON; and Karen MORGAN- BOWYER and Robert BOWYER; as great-grandfather by Philip, Kyle, Cordelia and Adam. He is also fondly remembered by his sisters-in-law Ki MORGAN and Jewell RAITHBY. Stories of My Life: Ivan Clifford MORGAN, written together with his daughter Mary, was recently published by Trafford Publishing, Victoria, British Columbia. Family will receive Friends at the Cattel, Eaton and Chambers Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas, Thursday, February 24th from 2-4 and 7-9. Following a private family burial, the funeral service for Ivan will be held at Dundas Baptist Church, 201 Governor's Rd. at 1: 00 p.m., Friday, February 25th. Reception to follow at the church. Thanks to Dundas Retirement Residence, Dr. Michael STEPHENSON, ParaMed and Bayshore Nursing. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations to Dundas Baptist Church or a charity of your choice.

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DONALDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-03 published
DONALDSON, Captain (N) David Redford, O.M.M., C.D.
On Sunday, May 1, 2005 in Kingston, Ontario, in his 76th year, after a battle with cancer. He had a long and distinguished career in the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Forces, retiring in 1982. Predeceased by his first wife Gaie. He is survived by his loving wife Sherrill, his three sons James (Joyce), Bruce (Gina) and Jeremy (Jane), his step-son John, and his grandchildren Tricia, Andrew and Emma. Also survived by his two sisters Jean DAY and Anne MacKINNON. A service for close family and Friends will be held in the chapel of the James Reid Funeral Home (1900 John Counter Blvd. @ Highway 2) Kingston on Thursday, May 5 at 10: 30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
James Reid Cataraqui Chapel www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com

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DONALDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-07 published
DONALDSON, Kenneth Cromwell, Ph.D., P.Eng.
born June 15th, 1944, passed away at home in Vancouver, May 4th, 2005 after a year long battle with cancer. Predeceased by first wife Marg (CAMERON) (1986) and father Cromwell (1996.) Survived by his and Marg's devoted children Jenny (WILSON) and Chris, loving mother and stepfather Florence and Charlie DODWELL, wife Linda and stepbrother Pat DODWELL. Ken also left behind a close network of Friends and extended family. A brilliant man intellectually, Ken lived his life the way he built his Metallurgical Engineering business, Bacon Donaldson - with a high level of achievement, creativity and the utmost integrity. His awesome knowledge, immense kindness and quirky sense of humour will be missed by all. A gathering to celebrate Ken's life will be held at Cecil Green Park, University of British Columbia, May 18th, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a blood donation to your nearest Canadian Blood Services Centre, or a financial donation to the Galiano Health Care Centre would be greatly appreciated. For info: chris@donaldson.ca.

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DONALDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-23 published
Bill HARCOURT, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Producer 1925-2005
Newspaper reporter who switched to broadcasting launched Newsmagazine, Ombudsman, Tuesday Night and Marketplace
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Tuesday, August 23, 2005, Page S9
Bill HARCOURT pretty well invented the television documentary. An experienced reporter and editor who cut his teeth working for Canadian and British wire services, he helped develop two areas of television news: live specials and long features.
He started working in television news in 1960, only eight years after it came on the air in Canada and by 1969 he was the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's main man on the biggest story of the year -- if not the decade. In late July of that year, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon and Bill HARCOURT spent 26 hours straight in a control room masterminding coverage for a captivated Canadian audience.
As the head of News Specials, he co-ordinated coverage from the United States and across Canada. It was a complex broadcast, hosted in Canada by the eccentric Gordon DONALDSON, a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reporter with a thick Scottish brogue.
What Mr. HARCOURT was doing was, in fact, creating what is now called a long-form documentary, building excitement into the empty space when the astronauts were just travelling. He had experience with live television -- political conventions and elections -- still the most difficult form of broadcasting since mistakes can't be edited.
The documentary form of television was something he helped mould at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, first as a producer with Newsmagazine, travelling around the world with a cameraman, soundman and reporter, then with a weekly documentary series, Tuesday Night.
"He made a real contribution, in my book, to establishing the documentary on television. There was already the National Film Board of Canada form, but the television documentary had to be invented," said Michael MacLEAR, a television reporter and documentary maker who worked with Mr. HARCOURT in the 1960s.
"Bill HARCOURT is one of the great unsung heroes of news and current affairs," said Mr. MacLEAR. "And he was my favourite executive producer."
Well-read and confident, he let the reporter get on with telling the story -- all of which made him easy to work with. All his former colleagues mentioned his good manners and even temper. Ray HAZZAN, who was executive producer of Newsmagazine before Mr. HARCOURT took the job, said he was so polite and well dressed that others took to calling him The Senator.
Bill HARCOURT grew up in Guelph, Ontario, the son of doctor. He graduated from Guelph Collegiate Institute and went on to Loyola College in Montreal.
During summers Mr. HARCOURT worked on passenger ships on the Great Lakes. At that time, it was a popular form of travel from ports such as Toronto, Detroit and Duluth. He started as a cabin boy and worked his way up to chief purser.
One of the ships on which he was purser was The Noronic, known as the Queen of the Great Lakes. As it happened, a disastrous fire aboard the Noronic was also his first and only front-page story at the Kitchener Waterloo Record where he had taken a job as a junior reporter. The ship was moored overnight in Toronto when a little after 2 a.m. on September 15, 1949, fire raged through its five decks. Of the 571 passengers -- mostly Americans sailing from Detroit -- and 174 crew on board, 119 died.
As luck would have it, Bill HARCOURT was in Toronto that night and reported the tragedy back to his newspaper. "It was particularly tough for Bill," said his wife, Nada HARCOURT. "He knew many of the crew members on board the Noronic."
A short while later, Mr. HARCOURT went to work for Canadian Press in Toronto and almost right away moved to New York to cover two different beats: the United Nations and Broadway. For him, it was no trouble to juggle show business and international politics and that impressed his boss, Gil PURCELL, who wanted him to come home and report from across Canada. Instead, Mr. HARCOURT went to London and worked on the North American desk at Reuters.
After five years, he returned home to a job at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation where he was made a writer and line-up editor on The National, but soon moved to Newsmagazine, a weekly half-hour program that took an in-depth look at stories.
Michael MacLEAR recalled there were two types of stories that made it on Newsmagazine: longer-form news items on stories of the day, and features. During the 1960's and early 1970's, Mr. HARCOURT accompanied such Newsmagazine reporters as Mr. MacLEAR and William STEVENSON to cover stories in South Africa, Vietnam and Russia.
"He was much under-estimated," said Mr. STEVENSON, who went on to write A Man Called Intrepid, the story of the Canadian spymaster William STEPHENSON. " One of the reasons he was so easy to get on with was that he didn't need to bolster his importance as so many executive producers do."
In late 1969, after the success of the moon walk and Newsmagazine, Mr. HARCOURT became executive producer of Thursday Night, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's flagship documentary program. The show later changed its broadcast night and name to Tuesday Night.
In January of 1974, Mr. HARCOURT started the program, Ombudsman, with Robert COOPER, an unknown 28-year-old lawyer. With Mr. COOPER acting as a crusader for the little guy, Ombudsman was a first in Canadian broadcasting.
"He was very serious about his work and kept the program out of legal trouble," remembered Mr. COOPER. "I think I was nervous and difficult at first but he was patient."
After seven years on the program, Mr. COOPER went on to be a successful producer in Hollywood where he still works. "I learned from Bill how to take a subject that seems to be educational and earnest and turn it into compelling television."
In 1977, Mr. HARCOURT also took over as executive producer for Marketplace, the long-running consumer-affairs program. It was perhaps the only time one person was executive producer of two major network programs at the same time. He finished his Canadian Broadcasting Corporation career at The Journal, where he worked as a senior adviser.
William Vernon HARCOURT was born on January 23, 1925 in Guelph, Ontario. He died on August 7, 2005. He is survived by his wife Nada, daughter Shelagh and brother John.

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DONALDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-27 published
MacFARLANE, Helen M. (née TOPPING)
At Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Rogers Street Site on Monday, January 24, 2005. Helen, beloved wife of Kenneth Reynolds MacFARLANE for 61 years. Dear mother of Kevin and his wife Rosella, Wendy and her husband Peter DOY and the late Ian and Brian. Loving grandma of Ronald and Kurt DOY and Nathaniel DONALDSON- MacFARLANE. Cherished sister of Roy Kenneth TOPPING and his wife Doris. Helen was a Music Teacher, a longtime member of Murray St. Baptist Church. Friends will be received at the Comstock Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, (705) 745-4683 from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Service will be held at Murray St. Baptist Church on Thursday, January 27th at 10: 30 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto. In memory of Helen, donations to Women Alive, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

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DONALDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-09 published
MOWRY, Marlene (DONALDSON)
After a courageous battle with cancer on Monday, February 7, 2005. Marlene, beloved wife of Don. Cherished mother of Heather and Mark HUGHES, Lynda and John CHATWIN, Cheryl and Joe MASTINSEK, and Shelly and Gareth WINDSOR. Devoted grandmother of Ryan, Jordan, Alicia, Riley, Allie, David, Luke, Madison, Joey, Sam, Meaghan. Lovingly remembered by her best friend Pam CANHAM. Marlene will be missed by her many family members in Stratford and Western Canada, and her cousin Patti THOMAS. Friends may call at the Accettone Funeral Home, 384 Finley Ave., Ajax (905-428-9090) on Thursday, February 10, 2005 from 6-9 p.m. and on Friday, February 11, 2005 from 12 noon until the time of the celebration of Marlene's life in the chapel at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marlene's memory to the Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, head and Neck Oncology Unit, 2075 Bayview Ave., Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5.

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DONALDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-15 published
BROWN, Joe
(Employee of Christie's). Suddenly as the result of a heart attack in Barrie, on Wednesday, April 13, 2005, in his 42nd year. Beloved son of Shirley and the late Arthur BROWN. Best friend and father to Justin and Richelle and their mother Cheryl. Dear brother of Ron (Cheryl McNUT.) Joe will be forever loved by his special friend Susan DONALDSON and her family, Glen BOYD, his cousins, nieces, nephew, other family and his many Friends. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Monday at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to joe.brown@wardfh.com

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DONALDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-16 published
COWTAN, Violet (née DONALDSON)
Recently of Woodhall Park, passed away peacefully, on Thursday April 14, 2005, at Peel Memorial Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Garth. Loving mother of Cordrey and Janice and son-in-law Brian MOAKLER. Cherished Nana of Tracey-Lee, Carl, Chris and Alex. Violet will be sadly missed by family and special Friends. Guests will be received at the "Brampton Chapel" of the Scott Funeral Home, 289 Main St. N. Brampton (just south of Vodden St.) from 7-9 p.m. on Monday April 18 and from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Tuesday April 19. A Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday at 12: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Alzheimer Society or to the Osteoporosis Society of Canada.

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DONALDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-21 published
PRIDHAM, Alexander James Edward
Passed away peacefully at his home in Lisle, Ontario on Tuesday, April 19, 2005, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of the late Marie Ethel ROBSON. Loved father of Tom and Kelly, Debbie and Ed PIMENTEL, Nancy PRINCE, Gloria and Grant DONALDSON, Eddie, Mary PRIDHAM, Kathy and Will BROWN, Kelly and Scott MacDONALD. Loving grandpa of Natalie, Hayley, Amie, Cassidy, Melissa, Michael, David, Steven, Eric, Duante, Meadow and predeceased by Franklin PRIDHAM. son of the late James and Hazel PRIDHAM. Dear brother of Eric, Frank, Earl, Norman, Jean, Linda, Hazel, Elva and predeceased by Allan and George. Alex will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, Friends and neighbours. Resting at the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria St. E., Alliston from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2005. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Alliston Union Cemetery. If so desired, memorial donations to Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation, 200 Fletcher Crescent, Alliston, Ontario L9R 1W7 would be appreciated.

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DONALDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-24 published
BUSHE, William " Bill" Anderson
Born Glasgow, Scotland April 12, 1939-May 23, 2005 Passed away peacefully, at home, after a courageous battle of cancer in the presence of family and Friends. Bill, loving husband of Elizabeth (Betty) (née MAHER; Saint John, New Brunswick). Beloved father of Iain Alastair and Andrew William. Dear brother of Ian (Helen) (Glasgow, Scotland). Predeceased by his parents John and Ellen (née McNEIL;) sister Ellen MacDONALD; and nephew Alasdair, all of Scotland. Brother-in-law to James MacDONALD (Scotland;) Gerry MAHER (Barbara); Robert ROBINS (Esther); Pat DONALDSON (Wayne) Florence CUSACK (Stephen;) Audrey ROBINS (all of Saint John, New Brunswick); Judy MURRAY (London, Ontario). Beloved uncle to several nieces and nephews. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East (between Warden and Pharmacy), from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Service and Committal in our Chapel on Thursday morning at 11 a.m. Cremation. In memory of Bill, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. A special thanks to the staff of Tower 6 and 7 at Scarborough General Hospital and to all of Bill's Friends and co-workers.

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DONALDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-20 published
PREBOY, Joseph William
Peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, July 17th, 2005. Joe PREBOY at the age of 85 years of Innisfil and formerly of Haileybury and Bracebridge. Beloved husband of Shirley (née SCOTT.) Loving father of John Scott PREBOY (wife Robin) of Toronto, Bradley James PREBOY of Innisfil, Lezlie Gwendolyne PREBOY (William S. BROWN) and Jeffrey David PREBOY (Janet DONALDSON,) all of Toronto. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Mia Skye, Aaron, Gabriel, Shane, Rene, Hayley, and Devon. Dear brother of Albert (wife Celine), Geraldine JAMIESON, Emily SHARKEY, Margaret KASANDA (husband Jerry,) Annette DAGERT (husband Jerry,) late John PREBOY and the late Jeanette ANTON. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and Friends. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home (201 Minet's Point Road at Yonge Street), Barrie on Thursday evening 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held from St. Mary's Church, Barrie on Friday, July 22nd, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Saint Mary's Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Wildlife Canada would be appreciated.

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DONALDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-23 published
DONALDSON, Isabella (née MUNRO)
Born in Scotland in 1917, ex Port Elizabeth, South Africa, retired in Canada to be with family. Passed away at Bowmanville Hospital on July 14, 2005. A tough lady who fought to the end. She is survived by her son Colin, daughter-in-law Gail, grand_son Andrew and his wife Marie, great-granddaughter Megan and brother Alistair. Thank you Gail for taking care of your mother-in-law on so many occasions. Thank you also to the staff at Bowmanville Hospital. A cremation has occurred. A memorial service will be held at Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario on Monday, July 25, 2005 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association.

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DONALDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-07 published
ROBICHAUD, Alfred
Peacefully on September 4, 2005 at Credit Valley Hospital, at the age of 81. Predeceased by his wife Mary (née LATTANZI.) Loving father of Gloria (Doug McBRYDE) of Georgetown, Joseph (Lynne) of Victoria, British Columbia and Yvette (Dave DONALDSON) of Burlington. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Russell ROWE, Corey BLAND, Travis ROBICHAUD, Cale ROBICHAUD, Cody ROBICHAUD and great-grand_son Jacob (Jake) ROWE. Survived by his brother Edward and sisters Yvonne, Elaine and predeceased by his brother Earl and sister Cecile. Cremation has taken place. Ridley Funeral Home, 416-259-3705. Messages of condolence may be placed at www. RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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DONALDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-08 published
MAYCOCK, " Charles" Jack
It is with great sadness that the family of Jack MAYCOCK announce his death. He passed away on September 2, 2005, in his 80th year, at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, Ontario. He is survived by his wife Viola; children Carole MOLLS, Deborah PURCELL and Charlie MAYCOCK (Wendy;) grandchildren Zakary MOLLS, Camilla PURCELL, Zenon DONALDSON, Sarah HOPE, Mindy MAYCOCK, Will MOLLS, Emily-Jean MOLLS; and great-grandchildren Garett HOPE, Riley SAUNDERS and Jasper MOLLS. Jack will also be sadly missed by Heino and Sandra MOLLS. His strength, his limitless patience and understanding, his unfailing generosity and his wise counsel nourished, supported and guided us. His great enthusiasm for life and boundless capacity for fun will be sorely missed. Jack has donated his body to the University of Toronto for medical research. At his request, there will be no service. Please make donations in Jack's name to the Palliative Care Ward of Ross Memorial Hospital or to the charity of your choice.

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DONALDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-27 published
MONKMAN, Earl S.
Peacefully on September 26, 2005 in his 90th year, at the Woodhall Park Nursing Home, Brampton. Beloved husband of Esther for 57 years. Loving father of Neil and his wife Heather (DONALDSON.) Beloved grandfather of Caelan. Predeceased by his sister Velma Offer. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 29 at 1: 30 p.m. in the chpael. Interment Boston Mills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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DONALDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-07 published
DONALDSON, Ada Janette (née DAVIDSON)
At the Cornwall Community Hospital on Tuesday, October 4, 2005. She was 82. Left to mourn are her loving husband of 61 years, Charles L. DONALDSON, her children Peter DONALDSON (Colette) of Notre Dame de L'Ile Perrot, Dr. Elizabeth Libby AMOS (Doug) of Reno, Arizona her grandchildren, Lance (Marie SOLEIL,) Tanya (Dan MAITLAND), Jennifer LAROCQUE (Stanley), Devon AMOS, and Caroline and Nicholas MAYNE and 2 great-grandchildren Abigale and Noa. Cremation. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the M. John Sullivan Funeral Home, 341 Pitt Street (across from city hall) date and time to be announced. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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DONALDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-02 published
CLARK, Myrtle Irene (DONALDSON)
At Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Alliston, on Monday, October 31st, 2005. Myrtle DONALDSON, in her 93rd year, beloved wife of the late Norman CLARK. Loving mother of Bruce and his wife Eleanor of Beeton and Gary and his wife Susan of Etobicoke. Sadly missed by her grand_sons Robert and his wife Cara, Stewart, Scott and James. The family will receive Friends in the Chapel of Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham, 905-936-3477, 1: 00 p.m. Thursday, November 3rd, 2005 for funeral service. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations may be made in Mother's name, to the Good Samaritan Nursing Home, 481 Victoria Street East, Alliston, Ontario L9R 1J8.

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DONALDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-05 published
DONALDSON, Edna Mae
Passed away peacefully, on Thursday, November 3, 2005, at the age of 85. Predeceased by her husband Harold. Loving mother of Sandra BERGEY (Olly), Donna MORRISON (Richard), David (Jodi), and Debby HALENDA. She was a wonderful grandmother to Mark, Lee, Jennifer, Darla, Steven, Tracey, Julie, Christine, Jeremy, and Nicole, and was loved and hugged by all her great-grandchildren. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village), 905-428-8488, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday, November 7, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Pine Hills Cemetery. Should family and Friends so desire, donations to the Breast Cancer Research Fund would be greatly appreciated.

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DONALDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-15 published
GILDART, Garfield Frank
Peacefully on November 14, 2005 at Sunnybrook Hospital at the age of 76. Beloved husband of the late Joan. Loving companion and caregiver of Janice DONALDSON. Cherished by his children Wendy and her husband Phil VIRDO, Herbert and his wife Michele. Forever missed by his grandchildren Michael, Jessica, Christopher, Guy, Trudy, and Janelle. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Bernardo Funeral Home, 2960 Dufferin Street (two streets south of Lawrence Ave.) on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Bernardo Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at 11 a.m. Private Cremation. As expressions of sympathy, the family will appreciate donations made to the charity of your choice.

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DONALDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-21 published
DONALDSON, Janette Ada (née DAVIDSON)
At the Cornwall Community Hospital, on Tuesday, October 4, 2005. She was 82. Left to mourn are her husband Charles, her children Peter DONALDSON (Colette) of Notre Dame de L'Ile Perrot, Elizabeth AMOS (Doug) of Reno, Arizona, her grandchildren Lance (Marie SOLIEL), Tanya (Dan MAITLAND), Jennifer LAROCQUE (Stanley) and Devon, and 2 great-grandchildren Abigale and Noa. Cremation. Friends may call at the M. John Sullivan Funeral Home, 341 Pitt Street (across from City Hall), Cornwall, on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of service. Memorial Service Saturday, December 24, 2005 in the Chapel of the funeral home at 10 a.m., Pastor Peter HINCKE of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church officiating. Asexpressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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DONALLY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-25 published
DOYLE, Coleen
Peacefully at the Newmarket Healthcare Centre on June 23, 2005 in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Charles and much loved mother of Karen and husband Del WHEELER and Kim DODANGEH. Dear grandmother to Robyn (Greg,) Todd (Roxann,) and Sara DODANGEH. Great grandmother of Taylor and Avrie WHEELER. Sister of May SHORTER and George DONALLY both deceased and Helen CLAYTON of Vancouver, British Columbia. Cremation and a private family service at a later date. Interment York Cemetery.

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