FARLLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-16 published
LAWRIE, Mary Theresa (née MORGAN)
It is with great sadness that we announce her peaceful passing on Monday, August 15, 2005. Loving mother of Kim Annette NICOLOFF and Mark Edwin LAWRIE. Cherished Nanna of Christopher Michael NICOLOFF; Emma Lynn LAWRIE; and Joshua James LAWRIE. Dearly loved sister of Kathleen LOUGHRAN, Seamus MORGAN and Owen MORGAN and the late Amy HANCOX and Bridie FARLLEY. Visitation at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Road (east of St. Clair Ave. E.) on Wednesday, August 17th from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Thursday, August 18th at 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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FARMER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-08 published
FARMER, Marion Adeline (YOUNG)
It is with sadness and love that we inform you of Marion's passing on Saturday, June 4th, 2005 at the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre, Owen Sound in her 72nd year. Marion left this world surrounded by the love of her family and Friends. Deeply loved mother of her three children, Allen (Suzin ARKSEY) of Chillawack, British Columbia, Brian (Ellen LANG) of Desboro, and Heather (Wayne SALERNE) of Wiarton. Greatly missed by her 7 grandchildren, Jeremy, Ethan, Adam, Keegan, Richelle, Chantel and Justin. Dearly remembered by her siblings, Clarence YOUNG (Margaret) of Owen Sound, Clara (Gordon HINTHER) of Calgary, Alberta, and Marjorie SMITH of Hanover and her many nieces and nephews. Marion will be fondly remembered and loved by her friend and traveling companion Harry MEEKINS of Owen Sound. Predeceased by her twin sister Muriel (1937), her father Joseph YOUNG (1955,) her mother Mary BAKER (1975,) her brother Alex (1996,) her sister Gladys MILLER (2004,) also her brother-in-laws, Les SEIFFERT (1987,) Sam SMITH (2001,) Herb MILLER (2002,) her sister-in-law Helen YOUNG (1998,) and her former husband Bert FARMER (2002.) At Marion's request, following cremation, there will be a graveside service on Saturday, June 11th, 2005 at 11 a.m. in the Durham Cemetery for family and close Friends. Marion will be laid to rest and reunited in death with her twin sister Muriel and parents. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre or the Lung Association would be greatly appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham.
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FARMER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-04 published
FARMER, Grace
Grace of Kincardine at South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine on Saturday, April 2, 2005 in her 99th year. Wife of the late Samuel FARMER. Lovingly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Jean FULTON, Rosa COOPER, and Evelyn DENT as well as a brother William STONE. Visitation at Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, Ontario, N2Z 1Z5 (519) 396-2701, on Tuesday, April 5th from 2: 00 p.m. until the time of the service at 3: 00 p.m. Interment, Avondale Cemetery, Stratford. Memorial donations may be made to the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation as expressions of sympathy.

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FARMER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-08 published
FARMER, Marion Adeline (YOUNG)
It is with sadness and love that we inform you of Marion's passing on Saturday, June 4th, 2005 at the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre, Owen Sound in her 72nd year. Marion left this world surrounded by the love of her family and Friends. Marion was a registered nurse and a graduate of St. Joseph's Hospital 1957. Deeply loved mother of her three children, Allen (Suzin ARKSEY) of Chillawack, British Columbia, Brian (Ellen LANG) of Desboro, and Heather (Wayne SALERNE) of Wiarton. Greatly missed by her 7 grandchildren, Jeremy, Ethan, Adam, Keegan, Richelle, Chantel and Justin. Dearly remembered by her siblings, Clarence YOUNG (Margaret) of Owen Sound, Clara (Gordon HINTHER) of Calgary, Alberta, and Marjorie SMITH of Hanover and her many nieces and nephews. Marion will be fondly remembered and loved by her friend and traveling companion Harry MEEKINS of Owen Sound. Predeceased by her twin sister Muriel (1937,) her father Joseph YOUNG (1955,) her mother Mary BAKER (1975,) her brother Alex (1996,) her sister Gladys MILLER (2004,) also her brother-in-laws, Les SEIFFERT (1987,) Sam SMITH (2001,) Herb MILLER (2002,) her sister-in-law Helen YOUNG (1998,) and her former husband Bert FARMER (2002.) At Marion's request, following cremation, there will be a graveside service on Saturday, June 11th, 2005 at 11 a.m. in the Durham Cemetery for family and close Friends. Marion will be laid to rest and reunited in death with her twin sister Muriel and parents. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre or the Lung Association would be greatly appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham, 519-369-3837

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FARMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-03 published
WAUGH, Margaret A. (née FARMER)
Died peacefully, surrounded by her family, at Toronto, on Wednesday, December 29, 2004. Wife of the late Bill WAUGH, and loving mother of twins Christine ERMUTH (Fred ERMUTH,) and Gordon WAUGH (Heather McKELLAR). Beloved Nanny of Roger ERMUTH (Shannon), Michele SYKES (Ed,) and Pam ERMUTH. Loving Gran of Maggie WELT (Bruno,) Emily, Evelyn, and Andrea WAUGH. Great-grandmother of Nicole and Caitlin ERMUTH. Her love of life will be fondly remembered by her brother, Jim FARMER, and the entire Farmer family. We will never forget her passion for Cache Lake, her boundless love of Friends and family, and her amazing ability to see the good in everything. A memorial service will be held at St. Cuthbert's Anglican Church, 1399 Bayveiw Avenue, on Wednesday, January 5, 2005, at 11 o'clock. In her memory, donations to The Friends of Algonquin Park, P.O. Box 248, Whitney, Ontario K0J 2M0, would be appreciated.

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FARMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-15 published
FARMER, Kenneth Pentin (July 26th 1912 to January 12th 2005)
Born in Westmount Québec, son of the late Nora (PENTIN) and John FARMER. Brother of Madeleine and Florence and the late Eric and Bud. Ken was the much loved husband of the late Mildred Lorayne STRACHAN (1994) for 49 years, and adored and proud father and father in law of Howard (Alice), Ian (Sue), Cindy, and Pam (Tom LEWIS.) He will be greatly missed by his eight grandchildren Dan, Sarah, Colin, Laurence, Iain, Geoffrey, David, and Michael. He was also uncle to many nieces and nephews. Soon after his birth, Ken's family moved to Ste. Anne-de-Bellevue. Here, Ken could be seen spending every spare moment playing tennis in the summer and hockey in the winter on the local rink or the frozen ice of Lac St. Louis. Ken studied at McGill University (Bachelor of Commerce 1934), and received his C.A. in 1937, after which he joined the firm of McDonald Currie until retirement in 1974. It was at McGill that Ken became a hockey legend, where, with the McGill Redmen he skillfully won many championships. (McGill Sports Hall of Fame 1999). In 1936 while playing for the Victorias, he was asked to join the Canadian Olympic Hockey team which won the Silver medal in Garmich, Germany. When the war broke out in 1939, "the Major" proudly served with the Royal Montreal Regiment and later with the Manitoba Dragoons until May of 1945. His children and grandchildren will always remember "Grandpa's" wartime stories. From 1953 to 1961 Ken was President of the Canadian Olympic Association and later President of the Commonwealth Games. He and Lorayne were fortunate enough to travel the world through his association with these games. In 1980, Ken was made a member of the Order of Canada celebrating his life long contribution to amateur sport. Over the years, Dad also worked diligently for such charities as The Quebec Society for Disabled Children and the Commissionaires. Honor, truth, and respect, were the values Dad always lived by and, by example, passed on to his children and grandchildren. Ken shared many happy times with his Friends from afar, Montreal West, Lake McDonald, The Laurentian Lodge Club and The University Club of Montreal. Unpretentious to the end, we are certainly going to miss you Dad/Grandpa. Farewell "LeClou", "Mighty Midget". We love you. Funeral service will be held Monday, January 17th at 2 p.m., St Philip's Anglican Church, 25 Brock Avenue North, Montreal West, Québec. In Lieu of flowers, if desired, donations may be made to The Quebec Society for Disabled Children or another charity of your choice.

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FARMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-21 published
UTTING, Robert Arthur "Bob" (June 15, 1923-March 18, 2005)
Bob Utting passed away peacefully at his home in Maitland, Ontario on Friday, March 18th, 2005 after a lengthy illness. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Joan (EVANS.) Beloved father of Holly MONTGOMERY (Alan) of Aylmer, Ontario, the late Douglas Robert, Heather STRONACH (James) of Ottawa and Timothy UTTING (Elinor) of Brockville. Dear grandfather of Carrie THEISSLER (David) of Barrie, Jeff MONTGOMERY (Krista) of London, Ontario, Andrew STRONACH (Julie) of Toronto, Matthew STRONACH of Etobicoke, Douglas and Sarah UTTING of Brockville. Cherished great-grandfather of Benjamin, Olivia, Chelsea, and Shawn. Bob is also survived by his sister Margaret OSBORNE and his sister-in-law Thelma UTTING, both of Niagara Falls, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father Herbert UTTING and his mother Florence (HADINGHAM) UTTING, his sister Helen ADAM/ADAMS and her two husbands Ernest LOW/LOWE/LOUGH and Sydney ADAM/ADAMS, his brother Bill UTTING, his sister Elizabeth (Bib) UTTING and his brother-in-law Edward OSBORNE. Bob grew up in Niagara Falls and graduated from Stamford Collegiate. After high school, Bob began his career with The Royal Bank of Canada in 1940 in Niagara Falls, a career which spanned five decades and culminated in his retirement as Vice Chairman of the bank in 1985. Bob and his family travelled extensively during his career, including stints in Hong Kong, New York, Nassau, Bahamas, and London, England. His career with the Royal Bank was interrupted only by his service from 1942 to 1946 as a Flying Officer with the Royal Air Force Ferry Command during World War Two. In 1985, Bob founded his own consulting company of which he was President until 1996. Bob was also a Director of several leading corporations in Canada and abroad including Cambridge Shopping Centres Limited, Prudential Assurance of Canada, The Philadelphia Fund, Eagle Growth Fund, Continental Can Company Inc, Munich Reinsurance, Tiedemann/ Goodnow International Capital Corp, MICC Investments Limited, Commodore Computers, Dominion Bridge, R.A. Utting and Associates Inc., and Managing Director of Roywest Banking Corporations Limited. Bob was also a former Chairman of the Board of Halco Shipping, Avcorp Industries, Optimal Robotics Corp, the Mortgage Insurance Company of Canada, Canadian General Insurance and Arbitrage Associates Ltd. We will remember his love of music, especially the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan, his resounding laughter and tremendous sense of humour, especially for British comedy, his legendary ability as a captivating storyteller and his belief in the power of positive thinking. Above all, Bob will be remembered for his love of his family and pride in their accomplishments and for his tireless efforts and dedication to whatever cause he took on. Bob's family would like to thank Dr. Lydia LO and Dr. Mark NOSS for their diligent efforts on his behalf. We would also like to thank Bob's nurses; Cindy EDWARDS, Carole KELSEY, Rennie GEMMELL, Vivianna MORGAN, Carol BLAIRE, Tina DYKSTRA, Cyndy DENIS, Sandy ANDERSON, Darlene CARR, Joe HANNA, Eunice PATTEMORE, Nancy FARMER and the nurses of Bayshore Health Care and Saint Elizabeth Health Care for their unending kindness.
Visitation will be held at Hetherington and Deans Funeral Chapel, 5176 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario (905) 354-5614 on Tuesday, March 22nd from 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Lundy's Lane United Church, Niagara Falls. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. In memoriam donations may be made to The Brockville General Hospital Foundation, 75 Charles Street, Brockville, Ontario K6V 1S8 (613) 345-1465 ext. 1362, or Lundy's Lane United Church. Online tributes may be made at www.mem.com.

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FARMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-24 published
JOHNSTON, Robert Harold
Peacefully, on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 in his 69th year, at St. Peter's Hospital after a long struggle with prostate cancer. son of the late Kenneth JOHNSTON and Dorothy Bryce FARMER. Survived by his much loved core and extended family: Ian, Colleen, Freya, Kim, Sandra, Kenneth, Alix, Ella, Michael, Caleb, Libby, Neil, Warren, and Blair, and many dear Friends. The family wishes to thank those same Friends who offered so much support to his journey through life, particularly these past few weeks. In turn, Robert will be missed for the conversation, laughter and theatre he brought to any gathering. He was amazed at the care offered him through Ontario Health Insurance Plan and the Juravinski Cancer Centre, under the direction of Dr. Alan NEVILLE. The rehabilitation staff at the Henderson Hospital and Chedoke also won a special place in his heart for their contributions to his quality of life.
Graduate of Trinity College, Toronto and Yale University. Thirty years a member of the History Department of McMaster University, included a term as Chair of that department and Acting Dean of Humanities. A celebration of his life will be held at the McMaster Faculty Club at 3: 00 p.m. on Thursday, October 27th. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations may be made to St. Joseph's Healthcare Foundation.

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FARMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-14 published
BRODIE, Mary
Passed away peacefully at Norwood Nursing Home on Monday, January 10, 2005 in her 100th year. Beloved wife of the late Charles BRODIE. Loving sister of the late Margaret FARMER. Dear aunt of Adam Martin and Mary Elizabeth HURRY, and great-aunt of Amber and Mandy. Private funeral arrangements entrusted to Turner and Porter Roncesvalles Chapel, 416-533-7954.

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FARMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-15 published
FARMER, Patricia Lynn
Passed away in her sleep, on January 9, 2005, at Freeport Hospice in Kitchener. She is survived by her husband Dave FARMER, her two children Lisa and Brian FARMER and her older brother Bill ALLIN. Patti was an extraordinary Canadian children's writer with a resume of 9 published children's books and over 30 articles published in various magazines. Her loss will be felt among children all over the world, but especially for Lisa and Brian. Donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association and/or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Westmount Funeral Chapel, Kitchener, 519-743-8900. Tributes may be made online at www.mem.com.

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FARMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-31 published
GRAHAM, Viola
After a brief illness, at the William Osler Health Centre - Etobicoke Campus, on Sunday, May 29, 2005, in her 91st year. Beloved sister of Ruby, dear aunt of Wayne and Lois GRAHAM, and Beverley and William FARMER. Predeceased by her father Fred GRAHAM, mother Nellie FRANKLIN, loving step-mother Bertha Newell GRAHAM and brother Clifford. Viola will be dearly missed by all her family and Friends. Private family funeral. Interment Beechwood Cemetery.

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FARMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-26 published
FARMER, Josephine Elizabeth "Jo" (née LOCKHURST)
Peacefully with her daughters at her side, at William Osler Health Centre (Etobicoke Campus) on November 24, 2005 in her 99th year. Wife of the late Arthur James "Pete" FARMER. Predeceased by her parents Tom and Lily, and daughter Mary Jo WHALEY. Loving mother of Betty Jane MOORE and her husband Clark, Lillian May "Cap" BARBER and her husband Tom, and son-in-law Grant "Bud" WHALEY. Grandma of Peter, Lois, Lorraine, Catharine, Bill, Shelley, Tom, and Ann and their spouses. Great-Grandma of twenty, and Great-Great-Grandma of one. Sister of Margaret "Mick" MILES, Vera MARCUCCI, Dot CULBERT, and Iris TUCKEY. Predeceased by her sisters Mary WRIGHT, Lil ANDERSON, Dorothy CURRY and brothers Fred, John, Harry, Fraser, Charles, and Bob. She is survived by her sisters-in-law Velma LOCKHURST, and Jean THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Family and Friends will be received at the Scott Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel" 289 Main St. N., Brampton (905-451-1100) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, November 28, 2005 at 2 p.m. Interment Dixon Union Cemetery. A special thank you to the caring staff of King Nursing Home, Bolton. Memorial donations to the King Nursing Home Volunteers or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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FARNAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-08 published
FARNAN, Ellen May (MILNE)
Peacefully at the Wiarton Hospital on Monday, December 5th, 2005. Ellen (MILNE) FARNAN of Wiarton in her 85th year. Beloved wife of Donald FARNAN. Dear mother of Brenda FARNAN; Bruce and his wife Judie all of Orangeville and Steve and his wife Shelly of Kemble. Special grandmother of Mollie and Douglas. At Ellen's request cremation has taken place. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefunera lhome.com

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FARNCOMBE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-15 published
LOUGHREY, Marjorie (née BROWN)
Died peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday October 12th at home, Ottawa, Ontario, of complications arising from lung cancer, at the age of 77 years. Survived by her loving husband of 44 years Alan, her daughter Ann BAUMAN/BOWMAN (Tim) of Toronto, her son Ned LOUGHREY (Christi) of Cantley, Quebec. Dearly loved Gran of Sarah and Carolyn Bowman and Sam LOUGHREY. Daughter of the late Ned and Sadie (née SMITH) BROWN of Claresholm, Alberta. Marjorie is also survived by her sister Dorothy BECKEL (William) of North Vancouver, British Columbia, her brother W. Gordon BROWN (Rose Mary) of Calgary, Alberta, her sister-in-law Elvey BROWN of Calgary, Alberta, and her sister-in-law Noreen (née LOUGHREY) and her husband Jack McMILLAN of Toronto. Lovingly remembered by her numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters Louise PALMER and Ann GRIFFITHS and her brother, Edward BROWN. A strong supporter of her community, Marjorie's early volunteer activities included work with Planned Parenthood and Canadian Parents for French. She served locally as a trustee on the Ottawa Board of Education from 1980-82 and 1984 to 1994 and Chair of the Board for a number of years, as well as provincially on the boards of the Ontario Public School Board Association and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Locally she was an enthusiastic supporter of the Arts Programme at Canterbury High School. Marjorie's lifetime interest in the arts and art history lead her, as a mature student, to studies at Carleton University, graduating with a B.A. degree, at age 72, with the Class of 2000. Her interest in the arts continued, manifesting itself in support of the Carleton University Art Gallery, membership in the Friends of Prints and Drawings of the National Gallery of Canada, and as Editor of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra Newsletter from 1984 to Spring 2005. A Celebration of Marjorie's Life will be held in the Fountain Room at the National Arts Centre, 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa, on Sunday October 23rd from 1 to 4 p.m. where we look forward to welcoming Friends, family and colleagues to share memories. The family wishes to express its deeply felt thanks and gratitude to Dr. NICHOLAS, Dr. FARNCOMBE and in particular nurse Charlene O'DOHERTY. In memoriam donations can be made to the 'Marjorie Loughrey Fund', which will support the annual 'Marjorie Loughrey Artists in the Schools Award', c/o the Community Foundation of Ottawa, 301-75 Albert Street, Ottawa, K1P 5E7, or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, Ottawa (613-233-1143). Condolences/Donations at: www.mcgarryfamily.ca

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FARNELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-21 published
GLASSFORD, Reta Jean (née SPEERS)
Passed away at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Friday, May 20, 2005 in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late George Faulkner GLASSFORD (1997.) Loved mother of Bill and his wife Judy of Wiarton, Linda and her husband Ron McDOUGALL of Arthur, Dianne and her husband Lawrie FARNELL of Grand Valley, Sharon and her husband Joe MORRIS of Orangeville, Kevin and his wife Cindy of Orangeville, Kent and his wife Tammy of Grand Valley, Lisa and her husband Ron DEAKEN of Grand Valley, Judy and her husband Larry LAUGHEED of Orangeville and Mark and his wife Kerri-Lee of Orangeville. Dear grandmother of 20 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Also sadly missed by her sisters Ethel TURNER and Norma SMALLBONE and her brother Bruce SPEERS. Predeceased by her grand_son Troy, by her sisters Belle, Edith and Ev and her brothers Andy, Orval, John, Gerry and Eddie. Friends may call at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 FirstSt. Orangeville on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, May 23, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Reta in the Dods and McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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FARNER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-21 published
PAUL, Robert Donald
Passed away peacefully at home in Burlington in the presence of family on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at the age of 66. Beloved husband of Georgina WINFIELD- PAUL. Much loved father of Bob PAUL and his wife Janet, Debbie PAUL- SHORTT, Michael PAUL and his fiancée Jamie HENRY, and step-father of Victoria WINFIELD and Mark WINFIELD and his wife Mollie. Loved grandpa of Krysten, David, Trevor, Samantha, Benjamin and Cole. Dear brother of Isobel BROWN, Shirley PETERSON and Marilyn FARNER. Bob was the long time proprietor of KemSan Inc. of Oakville, he was also a member of the Burlington Lion's Club. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Luke's Anglican Church, 1371 Elgin Street, Burlington on Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 3: 30 p.m. Private family interment at Burlington Memorial Gardens at a later date. At Bob's request, in lieu of flowers, donations to St. Luke's Building Fund, 1382 Ontario Street, Burlington, Ontario L7S 1G1. (Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Burlington, 905-632-3333). www.smithsfh.com

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FARNON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-26 published
Canadian composer made it big in Britain
Canadian Press, Tuesday, April 26, 2005, Page R5
London -- Robert FARNON, the Canadian-born composer and arranger, died at a hospice near his home on the Channel Island of Guernsey on Friday. He was 87. Cause of death is unknown.
Mr. FARNON, who was regarded as one of the greatest composers of light orchestral music of his era, wrote the music for more than 40 films, including Spring in Park Lane, Maytime in Mayfair and Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.
Born and raised in Toronto, Mr. FARNON first went to England as conductor of the Canadian Band of the Allied Expeditionary Forces during the Second World War. When the war ended, he decided to stay. He lived in Guernsey for 40 years and is survived by his wife, Pat, and four children.

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FARNON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-05 published
I Remember -- Robert FARNON
By Murray GINSBERG, Thursday, May 5, 2005, Page S9
Toronto -- Murray GINSBERG of Toronto also writes about Robert FARNON.
I met Bob FARNON in 1943 when we were both members of the Royal Canadian Army Show. He was a captain who arranged all the show's music; I was a private who played the trombone. He had an enormous sense of humour. During the daily inspection of the troops, a kindly officer of the day might stop and ask a private, "Have you heard from your mother, Jones?" or "I hope you're feeling better, Smith."
Not so Capt. FARNON, who had little patience for military manners. When Bob was officer of the day, he would walk along the line of musician-soldiers and ask, "Private Newman, what time did you get out of Celia's bed last night?" or "Private Roderman, this is the second time I've noticed your fly open. What will people think?"
Of course, the officers assembled behind him all seethed with displeasure, but that didn't seem to bother Bob, whom we all loved.

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FARNON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-01 published
VAUGHAN, Denny, 1972 -- Died This Day
Saturday, October 1, 2005, Page S7
Musician and television star born in Toronto on December 20, Educated in Toronto, he was a natural musician whose piano playing led him to form his own dance bands in the 1930's and then join the Canadian Army Show to entertain troops during the Second World War. Serving under Captain Robert FARNON, he became vocalist, pianist and arranger for the Canadian Band of the Allied Expeditionary Force. After the war he stayed on in Britain to work and met and married Hélène DE GRANDPREY. Returned in 1950, he hosted a nightly 15-minute music program for Players Cigarettes. By the mid-1960s, Denny VAUGHAN and his Orchestra was a regular feature on CTV's Musical Showcase series, and on TVA's Le Grand Prix Musicale. Soon after that, he moved to California to become musical consultant for The Smothers Brothers Show and The Glen Campbell Show. From time to time he returned home to make record albums for the Canadian Talent Library. He died in Montreal.

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FARNON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-27 published
Robert FARNON, 87, dies in U.K.
Associated Press
London -- Robert FARNON, the Toronto-born composer and arranger, has died at the age of 87.
FARNON, who was regarded as one of the greatest composers of light orchestral music of his era, died in his sleep at a hospice near his home on the Channel Island of Guernsey on Friday night, his former manager said.
Also an accomplished trumpeter, FARNON wrote the music for more than 40 films, including Spring in Park Lane, Maytime in Mayfair and Captain Horatio Hornblower, R.N.
He won four Ivor Novello music awards, including one for Outstanding Services to British Music in 1991, and won a Grammy award for achievement in 1995.
FARNON got his start with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Orchestra, and went to England in 1944 as conductor of the Canadian Band of the Allied Expeditionary Forces. He stayed there after the war, living in Guernsey for 46 years.
FARNON is survived by his wife, Pat, and four children.

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FARPELHA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-08 published
BROWN, John MacKay "Mack"
Peacefully at Strathroy General Hospital on Thursday, January 6, 2005 in his 65th year, John MacKay (Mack) BROWN of Arkona. Beloved husband of Linda (SMITH) BROWN of Arkona. Loving father of Cathy BROWN, Jeff and Sandie BROWN all of Arkona, Sharon and Edward FARPELHA of Strathroy. Cherished grandfather of Cassandra and Scott BROWN, Amanda and Jamie FARPELHA. Dearly missed brother of Martin BROWN of Arkona. Predeceased by parents Fred (1987) and Harriet (1985,) and brother Mason BROWN (1984.) Mack will be missed by his nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, January 9, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. at the Gilpin Funeral Chapel, Forest. Visitation will be at 2-4 and 7-9 on Saturday, January 8, 2005. Interment Arkona Cemetery with Reverend Kenji MARUI officiating. Memorial donations to the S. M. G. H. Building Fund greatly appreciated.

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FARQUHAR o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2005-02-16 published
John FARQUHAR
In loving memory of John FARQUHAR who died peacefully at Manitoulin Health Centre on Sunday, February 13, 2005 at the age of 79 years.

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FARQUHAR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-26 published
VOISIN, Robert Norman Sr.
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Tuesday, March 22, 2005, Robert Norman Sr. of Dashwood, formerly of Kitchener, in his 84th year. Beloved friend of Helen CRECES. Dear father of Carol (FARQUHAR,) Lindsay and her husband David of Parkhill, Robert and his wife Sophie of Kitchener and Michael and his wife Susan of Edmonton. Loved brother of Gladys of British Columbia and Mary, Rita, and Doug of Kitchener. Grandfather of Kimberly ANTOZACK (Gerry), Rob, Meghan, Lauren, and Allison. Great grandfather of Derek. He will be missed by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. VOISIN's family will receive Friends from 10 a.m. until the memorial mass at 11 a.m. on Tuesday April 5, 2005 at St. Teresa's Roman Catholic Church, 44 Leonard Street, Kitchener. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy and donations (Grand Bend Royal Canadian Legion Br.#498 or Heart and Stroke Foundation) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services, 672-0459.

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FARQUHAR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-09 published
WEBSTER, Martha (VAN ALSTINE)
Suddenly, at her late residence on Thursday, April 7, 2005 Martha (VAN ALSTINE) WEBSTER, formerly of Exeter in her 85 year. Beloved wife of the late Percy WEBSTER (1996.) Dear mother of Mary FARQUHAR and Wendy and Aubrey BEDARD all of Exeter, John and Sandy WEBSTER of Espanola, Bill WEBSTER of Stratford, and Ruby and Wayne FORD of Hay Township. Also survived by 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 3 greatgreat-grandchildren. Predeceased by a son Edward (1997), 2 infant sons and an infant daughter, sisters Ellen, Jen, Gladys and Mary and brothers Harry and James. Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Monday, April 11th at 11 a.m. at Exeter Pentecostal Tabernacle, 670 Main Street South, Exeter with Pastor Vernon DEAN officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com.

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FARQUHAR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-05 published
FARQUHAR, Mary (formerly WILDFONG, née WEBSTER)
Suddenly, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Wednesday, May 4, 2005 Mary (WILDFONG) (WEBSTER) FARQUHAR of Exeter in her 65th year. Dear mother of Jim WILDFONG and Terri and Darcy VANNESTE all of Exeter and Kevin and Diane WILDFONG of Zurich. Dear grandmother of Amy and Rob, Corey and Lesley; Samantha; and Jayden, Madisson, Brandon and Paiton and great-grandmother of Emily, Hailey and Aiden. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Wendy and Aubrey BEDARD of Exeter, John and Sandy WEBSTER of Espanola, Bill WEBSTER of Stratford and Ruby and Wayne FORD of Hay Township. Precdeceased by her parents Percy (1996) and Martha WEBSTER (2005,) brother Edward, 2 infant brothers and an infant sister. Mary served the needs of the elderly at Bluewater Rest Home for 20 years. Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter 1 hour prior to a memorial service which will be held on Friday, May 6th at 10: 30 a.m. with Father Ray LAWHEAD officiating. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com

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FARQUHAR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-10 published
FARQUHAR, Donald James
Donald James FARQUHAR, son of the late Jessie Hanson and Robert FARQUHAR, passed away on June 9, 2005. Don will be missed by his beloved wife of 63 years, Jeanette (née McCULLOCH.) He was the loving father of Margaret GARBER and her husband Nathan, Donald FARQUHAR and his wife Donata, Kirk FARQUHAR and his wife Beverly, and Robin CLARK and her late husband John. Loving grandfather of Leslie and her fiancé David, Emily and her friend Geoff, Jonathan, Scott, Jamie, Christopher and Natalie. He will be remembered by his sister and six brothers along with many other family members and Friends.
Don was born in Dundee, Scotland on August 6, 1922 and was a resident of Brantford, Carrying Place, and London, Ontario. He served in World War 2 as a member of the Toronto Scottish Regiment and fought in Holland, Belgium and France. The family wishes to thank the many caregivers who looked after him during his long illness. Special thanks go to Derek HARRISON from Community Care Access Centre, London, the Victorian Order of Nurses nurses, and the nurses and support staff of the fourth floor at University Campus, London Health Sciences Centre. Much gratitude to Dr. FINE and Kelly APPLEBY. For many years, Don has had thoughtful care from Dr. John SANGSTER, Nurse Tulla GERACE and the other wonderful Friends at the Byron Family Medical Centre. Relatives and Friends will be received on Saturday from 2-4 p.m at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond, London (519 433-7253), where the funeral service will be conducted on Sunday, June 12 at 4: 00 p.m. by Reverend Darrell SHAULE. Interment at Oakland of Mt. Pleasant Cemetery on Monday, June 13. Memorial contributions to the Children's Aid Society would be appreciated.

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FARQUHAR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-01 published
DISBROWE, George E.
Peacefully, at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, September 30, 2005, George E. DISBROWE in his 91st year. Loving husband of Dorothy (WHITE/WHYTE) DISBROWE of 67 years. Loved father of Sister Janet DISBROWE, School Sister of Notre Dame, Hamilton, Mary Lou and Gordon FARQUHAR of Port Franks, Connie and Arthur PEARSON of Woodstock, Georgina (Gina) and Anthony FUOCO of Mississauga, Guy and Maria DISBROWE of Toronto, Catherine and William (predeceased) LOWTHIAN of London, Elizabeth and Ian BUIST of Ottawa and Angela and Richard ELIE of London. Predeceased by his daughter Sally DISBROWE (July 1964.) Also survived by 22 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his grand_son Colin. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at St. Michael's Church, 515 Cheapside Street, on Monday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Chatsworth, Ontario. Prayers Sunday afternoon at 3: 30 o'clock. Donations to School Sisters of Notre Dame, 1921 Snake Road, Waterdown, Ontario, L0R 2H0 or to a charity of choice would be appreciated. "You will be in our hearts forever"

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FARQUHAR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-14 published
FARQUHAR, Gordon Nesbitt
81, formerly of Toronto, died peacefully on Saturday, April 30, 2005 in Hartford, Connecticut. Born to Arthur Douglas and Helen Nesbitt FARQUHAR in Sandy Spring, Maryland, a small Quaker community north of Washington, he spent his childhood on the family farm and graduated from Episcopal High School of Virginia. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1943-46, he completed his B.A. at Yale University in 1948. In 1954 he obtained an L.L.B. from the University of Connecticut. Gordon's distinguished professional career began at Aetna Life and Casualty in Hartford, where he worked from 1948-1974 until his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Aetna Canada, a Toronto-based group of insurance companies including The Excelsior Life Insurance Company and Aetna Casualty Company of Canada. He held this position until retirement in 1989, at which time he returned to the U.S. to settle near the ocean in Rhode Island. Family and Friends were central to Gordon's life. His survivors include his wife of 53 years, Virginia "Ginger" (FISCHER) FARQUHAR, daughters Jean McCOUBREY and Brooke FARQUHAR, 5 grandchildren, and sister Margaret ADELFIO. Siblings Norman FARQUHAR and Ann FORBUSH predeceased him. He especially treasured the many Friendships established during his years in Canada. Gordon extended his capable leadership and generous spirit to a number of volunteer organizations including the Toronto Symphony, Toronto Redevelopment Advisory Council, Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, United Way of Greater Toronto, and Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Favorite pursuits included travel, tennis, golf, cross-country skiing, gardening, splitting wood, baking cakes, and hosting family and Friends at "Strawberry Hill", their house in the Mulmur Hills. A memorial service is planned for May 29 in Westerly, Rhode Island. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, 228 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06105. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.desopo.com

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FARQUHAR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-05 published
FARQUHAR, Andrew " Andy"
(Member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 233, Orangeville, Legion Service on Wednesday at 7: 00 p.m.; member of Harris Lodge No. 216 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons; Masonic Service on Wednesday at 7: 30 p.m.) At his home in Orangeville on Monday, April 4, 2005, in his 61st year. Beloved husband of Sheila Maude. Loved father of Heather, Hazel, Andrew and his wife Karen, Malcolm and his wife Sarah, Karen James and her husband Jon, Richard and his wife Andrea and Anthony. Dear grandfather of 6 grandchildren. Also sadly missed by his sister Jennifer and his many Friends. Friends may call at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Tweedsmuir Presbyterian Church, 4 John Street, Orangeville on Thursday, April 7, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Palliative Care Unit at Headwaters Health Care Centre would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Andy in the Dods and McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 11th, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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FARQUHAR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-16 published
STUBBS, Erie Louise (née GRAY/GREY)
Peacefully, with Friends and family at her bedside. Beloved wife and best friend of the late Edward Robert (Ted) STUBBS. Proud and loving mother of Cynthia Ileen (Cindy) MacKINNON and her husband Brian. Delighted Grandma of Timothy Ian ("Toad") and Amy Ileen (" Sugar Plum.") Daughter of the late Tracy Andrew GRAY/GREY and Hazel Ileen GRAY/GREY (OSBORNE.) Godmother to Susan NEWELL and Brian EVANS. Sister to the late Andrew GRAY/GREY, to Edith McKINNON and the late James McKINNON, the late Marguarite SACKFIELD and the late Frank SACKFIELD, to Hazel EVANS and the late Douglas EVANS, the late Harry GRAY/GREY and the late Lillian GRAY/GREY, to June and John HANNA and to Louis and Doreen GRAY/GREY. Sister-in-law to Joyce and Ronald VINE. Loving niece to Margaret and the late Doug BARR. Extended family member to Reverend FARQUHAR and Helena and Melody MacKINNON. Devoted receptionist for London Northeast Kumon. Attentive and loving friend to many. Words cannot express enough gratitude to dear friend and "sister of the heart" Ray KILGOUR, for her help during a long palliative care. The family will receive their Friends at the Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Road (east of Highbury), London, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday. The Funeral Service will be held at Siloam United Church, 1240 Fanshawe Park Road East, London, on Saturday at 11 a.m. Visitation one hour prior. Reverend Dr. David WILLIAMSON officiating. Donations to the Siloam United Church (Sound System Fund) would be appreciated. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery.

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FARQUHARSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-04 published
FARQUHARSON, W.A. "Bill"
A resident of Parkwood Hospital, London passed away on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Erica (GUCKENBERGER) FARQUHARSON for 57 years. Dear brother of Jean SCOTT and her husband Jack of London. Dear brother-in-law of Barney GUCKENBERGER and his wife Margaret of Kitchener and John AUBIN of Seaforth. Predeceased by his 4 sisters, 1 brother and 1 brother-in-law. Bill will also be remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Bill was a life member of Victory Branch No. 317 of the Royal Canadian Legion and Union Lodge No. 380 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Bill's life will be held on Saturday, November 12th, 2005 at 12: 30 p.m. in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London with Reverend Darrell SHAULE officiating. Interment of cremated remains in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex, 555 Southdale Road East, Suite 100, London, Ontario N6E 1A2 or to the charity of your choice (On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca).

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FARQUHARSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-17 published
FARQUHARSON, Erica Clara (GUCKENBERGER)
At Victoria Hospital, London on Thursday, December 15, 2005. Erica Clara (GUCKENBERGER) FARQUHARSON of London in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late William Arthur "Bill" FARQUHARSON. Dear sister of Barney GUCKENBERGER and his wife Margaret of Kitchener. Predeceased by her brother Robert GUCKENBERGER. Dear sister-in-law of Jean and Jack SCOTT of London and John AUBIN of Seaforth. Also loved by several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. Funeral service will be conducted at the New Apostolic Church, 111 Wortley Road, London on Monday, December 19th at 3: 00 p.m. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex, 555 Southdale Road, East, Suite 100, London, Ontario N6E 1A2 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, Ontario N6A 3A1. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca.

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FARQUHARSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-21 published
Herb COONS, Aviator And Engineer 1918-2005
Royal Canadian Air Force pilot used his DC-3 transport plane to break up an attack by Japanese Zeros. His tenacious action earned him another Distinguished Flying Cross
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Tuesday, June 21, 2005, Page S9
Herb COONS was one of the few Canadian pilots to serve in the war against Japan. He was decorated for flying his unarmed Dakota, the military version of a DC-3, straight at a Japanese fighter plane.
On January 15, 1945, Squadron Leader COONS was leading seven Dakota aircraft in a history-making mission over Burma. They were dropping fuel and other supplies to elite British and Indian jungle troops, known as the Chindits, who were fighting behind enemy lines. Never before had a large fighting force been supplied entirely from the air.
The Royal Canadian Air Force planes were attacked by seven Japanese Zeros. "As one of the Zeros bore down on COONS's aircraft, he waited until it was only 400 yards away, then, with super-human effort, he yanked the lumbering transport into as tight and as steep a turn as he could," wrote Arthur Bishop in his book, Courage in the Air, a series of stories about Canadian air heroes.
The Zero slipped by and Mr. COONS repeated the manoeuvre four more times. When the fighter gave up and attacked other planes, he flew at the Zero to draw fire away from his colleagues. Mr. COONS repeated the trick, but was so low his wing scraped the jungle canopy. The fighters called off their attack and he managed to limp back to the airfield in India with a large section of the wing missing. The action resulted in a "bar" to a Distinguished Flying Cross he had earlier won. (The bar, in effect, was a second Distinguished Flying Cross.)
There were two Royal Canadian Air Force squadrons (435 and 436) sent to the Burma campaign in December of 1944. There was political pressure in Ottawa to have the squadrons return as soon as they arrived. For one thing, politicians (and even some senior Royal Canadian Air Force staff) thought flying in Southeast Asia was "as restful as a holiday at a luxury spa," according to Robert FARQUHARSON, a University of Toronto professor who later wrote a book about the Royal Canadian Air Force in Second World War Burma.
"For the squadron as a whole, this January 12 encounter with the enemy was a rude and abrupt awakening to the reality of war," he wrote in For Your Tomorrow: Canadians and the Burma Campaign 1941-1945. "Six squadron member had been killed, five wounded, two aircraft shot down, and one badly damaged."
It was dangerous work flying across unmapped mountains and uncharted jungles. "The real problems for us were flying in the mountains and the monsoon weather," Prof. FARQUHARSON once told Legion Magazine. "We got pretty good at looking ahead and seeing where the darkness in the clouds was and flying around it.
"One day I misjudged which way it was moving and it turned out it was coming towards me. One moment we were going up at about 5,000 feet a minute and the next we were going down at the same rate. The co-pilot and I both had our feet on the dashboard and were pulling on the stick to get out of the downdraft. We then climbed to get free of the mountains."
Pilots and crew, often supplemented by ground crew who volunteered to go along as "kickers" to help push out cargo, regularly made two and sometimes three flights a day. "We had to fly every day," said Prof. FARQUHARSON. " The army depended upon it... Up in the north in the mountains we were dropping supplies all the time. As the army moved south, the land became flatter and we landed more than we dropped."
Herb COONS, who was born on a farm in Matilda Township, grew up in eastern Ontario. His family was descended from Pennsylvania Dutch settlers who had migrated north. His father died when he was a still in public school. His mother later married a teacher who became a high-school principal and then a professor at Queen's University in Kingston. The family lived in several places in eastern Ontario, including Napanee and Collins Bay.
After high school, Mr. COONS went to the University of Toronto, where he was studying mining engineering when the Second World War broke out. He finished his year, then joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in June of 1940 (two brothers followed him). He was commissioned a flying officer 10 months later and was assigned to the Royal Air Force's Coastal Command as a navigator on Sunderland flying boats.
The Sunderland was designed as an airliner, a double-decker plane with sleeping quarters and a galley to prepare hot food. Amphibious, it took off and landed on water. The military version was used in long-range, anti-submarine patrols. A large, four-engine plane one of them once landed on the Atlantic to rescue 34 seamen from a torpedoed merchant ship -- it carried a big payload of bombs and depth charges for use against U-boats.
The Sunderlands were slow at 110 knots, but bristled with firepower. With 14 machine guns pointing in every direction, the planes could hold their own against German fighters. German airmen called them Fliegende Stachelsweine (flying porcupine).
Herb COONS was in a Sunderland that shot down a Focke-Wolfe Kurrier, Germany's only four-engine bomber. On the other hand, two of his aircraft had to ditch in the ocean. Flying Officer COONS, as he then was, distinguished himself by pinpointing the position of the Sunderland so the crew could be rescued. Three times, his Sunderland was attacked by fighters. On one occasion, the plane caught fire and he put it out. It was one of the actions that won him his first Distinguished Flying Cross.
"When on another sortie, the bomb room caught fire... this officer gallantly assisted in extinguishing the outbreak," read part of the citation for his Distinguished Flying Cross. "Flying Officer COONS is an extremely cool and efficient navigator whose courage and devotion to duty have been most praiseworthy."
One of his Friends and fellow airmen said Mr. COONS later described the action with an understated modesty. "There was a fire between me and the door," he told Wally DUMONT. "I had no choice but to put it out."
Mr. COONS flew in long-range missions from bases in Northern Ireland and as far south as Sierra Leone in West Africa. Flights were as long as 20 hours, and the 11-man crew came to appreciate the Sunderland's on-board galley. Some crew members would sleep. Navigator COONS was once woken up and called to the cockpit. The plane was over Spanish territory and was being fired on by anti-aircraft guns. "Where are we?" asked the confused pilot.
"I'd say we're over enemy territory," replied Mr. COONS.
Eventually, Mr. COONS was selected for pilot training and sent home to Canada to learn how to fly. From there he was assigned to the Far East campaign. Until then, like many Canadians, he enjoyed his time in Britain. His Canadian accent meant the class-conscious British couldn't pigeonhole him. As a farm kid from eastern Ontario, he relished spending his leave at a posh estate in England's Lake District. Only once during the war did he manage to meet up with both his brothers, who were also in the Royal Canadian Air Force. His brother Gib was a Spitfire pilot who survived his younger brother Willis, also in Coastal Command, did not.
Herb COONS was not always easy to get along with, said Gib COONS. The temperament that would make a man fly a slow unarmed plane at a fast, armed fighter came out later in life. "He could be abrasive."
After the war, Mr. COONS returned to the University of Toronto and finished his degree. Although he had worked in underground mines during summers before the war, he went into civil engineering. In the early 1950s, he read in the newspaper that E.P. TAILOR/TAYLOR was turning Toronto-area farmland into the suburb of Don Mills. He decided to approach the financier Taylor directly.
"He walked into his office and said he could do the surveying for him," said his son, Bill. "After a long meeting, Dad got the business. Later, he had as many as 40 people working for him and they also surveyed sections for the new 401 highway."
Mr. COONS's business career had its highs and lows. He later got involved in some mining projects where he both made money and lost money. Always a curious man, he took a course in computer programming long before the advent of the International Business Machines Corporation Personal Computer. He had wanted to understand how computers worked.
Mr. COONS stopped working about 10 years ago. He spent the last five years of his life in Fredericton living with his daughter Nancy and her family.
Herbert Lindsay COONS was born near Morrisburg, Ontario, on February 13, 1918. He died in Fredericton on April 29, 2005. His wife, Doris COOKE, died 10 years ago. He is survived by his daughters Nancy, Linda and Annalee and by his son Bill.

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FARQUHARSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-02 published
STURGE, Annette
Passed away peacefully at the Golden Plough Lodge in Cobourg, on Tuesday, February 1, 2005. Annette STURGE in her 78th year, was the beloved wife of the late James STURGE. Loving mother of Lorraine and her husband Robert FARQUHARSON, Audrey and her husband Glenn CORDERY, Tom STURGE and his wife Cindi, David STURGE and his wife Allison, Don STURGE and his wife Kathy, the late Brenda STURGE- GILBERT, and Edward STURGE and his wife Sharon. Annette was the proud grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Family will receive Friends at the Scarborough Funeral Centre (2966 Eglinton Avenue East, at Bellamy Road, Scarborough) on Thursday, February 3rd from 7-9 p.m. Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, February 4th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

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FARQUHARSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-11 published
FARQUHARSON, Neil Donald
Passed away in Saskatoon, on Monday, May 9, 2005, aged 93. Neil was born and grew up in Fort Qu'Appelle, teaching in several schools in Saskatchewan prior to his service in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War 2. He graduated from Queen's University in 1951, receiving an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree. He moved to Montreal and taught high school English and History for the Protestant Central School Board. Neil was predeceased by his wife, Annetta KYLE of Winnipeg in 1972 and four older brothers, Alex, Thomas, William and Eric. After Neil's retirement in 1973, he returned to the Qu'Appelle Valley and lived there until he moved to Saskatoon in 2000. He will be sadly missed by his niece, Barbara, and Bill CONNERY of Saskatoon and their family, James, Darcy, Jenna and Ryan CONNERY, Rhonda and Robb BROCKMAN, Carla, Chad, Bailey and Aidan SAWATZKY, Candace, Rob, Laurie and Matthew MITCHELL, and by his nephew, Tom, and Sarah FARQUHARSON of Toronto, and his family, Barbara FARQUHARSON, Robert and Spencer DRINNAN, and Scott, Bess and Christopher FARQUHARSON. He will also be missed by his brother and sister-in-law, Vernon and Marjory KYLE of Toronto. A funeral is arranged for 2: 00 p.m. on Saturday, May 14th, 2005 at St. Andrew's United Church, 196 Bay Street South, Fort Qu'Appelle. The family expresses sincere thanks to the staff at Parkridge Centre for the excellent care and kindness shown to Neil. Arrangements entrusted to Acadia Drive Funeral Chapel, Saskatoon, 306-955-1600.

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