GREGSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-17 published
Talented man recalled through his own work
Win SCHELL's Friends will honour his memory with a 90-minute show.
By Joe MATYAS, Free Press Reporter
London renaissance man Win SCHELL was held in such high regard by his Friends they're honouring him seven months after his sudden death. They're celebrating his wit, wisdom and whimsy in a public way by shining a light on them at Central secondary school Friday night.
Following a 90-minute showcase of SCHELL's many talents, they'll move to another venue for a social event, a kind of belated wake.
The death of Winston George SCHELL -- a teacher, writer, publisher, artist and folksinger -- at the age of 61 took people by surprise last September, said Sue CASSAN, an organizer of the tribute to him. He died of a brain hemorrhage.
"It was so sudden, it came as a shock," she said, adding some Friends approached his wife, Linda GREGSON, with the idea of holding a memorial event at a later date to honour SCHELL.
"Win was a remarkable person, a man of many talents and interests," CASSAN said. "He ran in a lot of circles. He had a lot of Friends."
By occupation, SCHELL was a teacher of English and media studies who plied his trade at Banting and Central secondary schools and at the Wheable Centre for Adult Education.
He was the head of the English departments at Central and Wheable, said CASSAN, who taught with him at both schools.
"He inspired a lot of students," she said. "They loved him."
In the community, SCHELL was known as the founder of Ergo Books, a small publishing company that gave a number of London writers their start or the opportunity to publish books that didn't fit the criteria of bigger publishers.
Ergo's authors were an eclectic bunch, including playwright James REANEY, Herman GOODDEN, Gloria MULCAHY, Mary Ann MICRO, Jaroslav HAVELKA and London's well-known street persona, Roy McDONALD.
SCHELL's own works included Reading, Writing and Radio, co-authored with Marstan WOOLLINGS, that was used as a school text.
SCHELL released two albums of original music in a folk style, Any Directions and City Wilderness. He also penned Riverside Tom, a song about the wild turkey that created a stir in London a couple of years ago.
"It was a funny song that reflected Win's great sense of humour that was always close to the surface," CASSAN said. "Even his recipes and school department minutes could make you laugh."
Memorials usually feature people talking about the departed, but Friday's event will be a presentation of SCHELL's essays, poetry, music and one of his short plays by his Friends.
Some of his paintings will also be available for sale, CASSAN said.
Donations will also be collected to establish a scholarship in Win's name at the Thames Valley District school board, she said.

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GREGSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-05 published
GREGSON, Lucy H.J. (née HODGES)
Passed away on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005. Beloved mother of Peter H. GREGSON and Helen M. BAXTER, leaving behind six grandchildren: James and Edward GREGSON, and Christine, Jennifer, David, and Drew BAXTER. Funeral Service at St. Peter's Church, 1745 Dundas St West, (Erindale) on Friday, May 6, 2005 at 1 p.m. with visitation at the church prior to the service from 12-1 p.m. Private family interment at St. James' Cemetery, Parliament Street, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the World Wildlife Fund (Canada), Toronto Humane Society or Peel Literacy Guild would be much appreciated.
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GREGSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-31 published
ROBINSON, Gordon Lorne
Passed away at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, on Sunday, January 30, 2005, Lorne ROBINSON, Orangeville, in his 75th year, beloved husband of Shirley HAMILTON. Dear father of Cathy and Lloyd WATSON, Mount Forest; Don and Karen, Orangeville Sherry and Greg VARCOE, Cookstown; Wendy and Jim HASSON, Orangeville and predeceased by Garry. Dear Grampa of Leanna and Kyle WATSON, Chantal and Brooke VARCOE, Regan and Braiden HASSON, Paige and Brent ROBINSON. Dear brother of Loreen GREGSON, Mildred and Ron YOUNG, Murray and Ellen ROBINSON, Ron and Faye ROBINSON. Predeceased by brother-in-law Gord GREGSON. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home Baxter and Giles Chapel, 273 Broadway, Orangeville (519-941-2630) Monday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, February 1 at 2 o'clock. Spring interment Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Dufferin Chapter, 800 - 15 Toronto Street, Toronto M5C 2E3. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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GREGSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-05 published
GREGSON, Lucy H.J. (née HODGES)
Passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2005. Beloved mother of Peter H. GREGSON and Helen M. BAXTER, leaving behind six grandchildren: James and Edward GREGSON, and Christine, Jennifer, David, and Drew BAXTER. Funeral Service at St. Peter's Church, 1745 Dundas St. W. (Erindale) on Friday, May 6, 2005 at 1 p.m. with visitation at the church prior to the service from 12 to 1 p.m. Private family interment at St. James' Cemetery, Parliament Street, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the World Wildlife Fund (Canada), Toronto Humane Society or Peel Literacy Guild would be much appreciated. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000

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GREGSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-09 published
FARLEY / GREGSON, Frances Mary (née WHITMORE)
After a brief illness, passed away early Sunday morning, October 30, 2005, at Soldiers' Memorial Hospital in Orillia. Beloved wife of the late William A. FARLEY, she is survived by her sister Dorothy and brother-in-law Henning HALVORSEN, step-son Frank and wife Harriett Farley and their children. She will be sadly missed by all. Born in Toronto, retired to Washago, Ontario and for the past 7 years, lived in her home in Orillia with her faithful and loving little dog, "Jules". A memorial service and reception will be held at the Doolittle Chapel Of Carson Funeral Homes, 54 Coldwater Street East, Orillia 705-326-3595 at 11: 30 a.m. Saturday, November 12, 2005. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Canadian Diabetes Association. Online Messages of Condolence are welcome at www.carsonfuneralhomes.com A Memorial Tree will be planted by the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes.

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GREGSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-26 published
GREGSON, Rosemary
Of Goderich. Passed away peacefully November 23, 2005. In the face of adversity she had a lot of courage. Survived by beloved daughter Sally, sister Angela and brother Michael. Retired from Ministry of Transportation, Quarter Century Member of Ontario Public Service Employees' Union. "Kiss the face of God"

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GREGUS o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-06-15 published
BELANGER, Armintha " Minnie" (née KNIGHT)
Armintha "Minnie" BELANGER a life long resident of Wallaceburg passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2005 at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance "Sydenham Campus" in Wallaceburg, at the age of 81 years. She was born in Wallaceburg and was a daughter of the late James and Ethel (MILLER) KNIGHT. Beloved wife of the late Art BELANGER (1985.) Loving mother and mother-in-law of Carrol and Dale GILBERT of Wallaceburg, Brenda and Silvo BASIACO of Chatham and Larry BELANGER and Carolyn of Wallaceburg. Sadly missed by 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Kind sister and sister-in-law of Sarah BURRIS, Donald and Irene KNIGHT, Nancy LABADIE, Art and Janet KNIGHT and Joyce ROUGOOR. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister Rose IRWIN, two brothers Norm KNIGHT and Clarence KNIGHT and a great grand_son Reid STERLING. The late Armintha "Minnie" BELANGER rested at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, Wallaceburg until Saturday, June 11, 2005, when the funeral service was celebrated in the chapel of the funeral home at 11 a.m. with Reverend Jim MILLER, officiating. Flower bearers were Alyda VAN DAMME and Sandra GREGUS. Pall bearers were Terry STERLING, Crystal MITCHELL, Mario BASIACO, Steven BASIACO, Paul BELANGER and Ryan BELANGER. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. As an expression of sympathy donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in the Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Armintha "Minnie" BELANGER.

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GREGUS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-12 published
CRAWLEY, Steven Frank Charles
At London Health Sciences Centre, Westminster Campus, on Monday, July 11, 2005 Steven Frank Charles CRAWLEY of Exeter in his 64th year. Beloved husband of Shirley (THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) CRAWLEY. Loving father of Sharlene and Chris KAPP of London, Shelley and Robert WARDELL of Strathroy and Sheryl and Rick HILL of Sarnia. Cherished grandpa to Steven MOMMERSTEEG and Kailey and Robbie HILL. Loving “Pappa Steve” to Fred, Donna, Kathleen and Charlotte GREGUS. Also loved by Paul, Melissa, Quinn and Marley BOGLE. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Gayle GRENIER and Terry SASS, Bill and Mary Jane KARKHECK, Lynn KARKHECK and Bruce DOLSON, Les KARKHECK, Flo and Leo CLEAVELEY and Irma and Darryl SMITH all of Stratford and Leanna THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Niagara Falls. Predeceased by his mother Marie KARKHECK, mother and father-in-law Dorothy and Harold THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and brother-in-law Larry THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Steve was an employee of Dashwood Industries for 30 years. Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the complete funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 13t h at 1 p.m. with Bob HEYWOOD officiating. Cremation with interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Mul tiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com.

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GREIDANUS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-05 published
SMITH, Ruth Elinore (DONAHUE)
Peacefully, at Huronview on Tuesday, January 4, 2005, Ruth Elinore (DONAHUE) SMITH of Bayfield in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Wm. Marshall SMITH (1993.) Cherished mother of Jennifer Ruth LONG (Theodore) and Matthew SMITH (Brenda ARMSTRONG,) all of Bayfield. Grandmother to Trevor, Karmen (GREIDANUS) and Shelly LONG, Victoria, Richard and Mary SMITH, Scott, Lea Anne and Tim ARMSTRONG. Great-grandma of Rachael, James and Ella GREIDANUS and Chasmine ARMSTRONG. A Private Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, Bayfield. Interment of ashes, Bayfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged. McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Goderich 524-7345

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GREIDANUS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-06 published
GREIDANUS, Tjerk " James"
At Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, on Monday, July 4, 2005, Mr. Tjerk "James" GREIDANUS of Clinton in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Theresa GREIDANUS. Loving father of John and Dawn GREIDANUS of Londesborough, Wilfred and Margret GREIDANUS of Dorchester, Leo and Mary Jane GREIDANUS of Brucefield, Charlie and Karmen GREIDANUS of Goderich, Ronald GREIDANUS of Georgetown, and Frances and Brent TREVORS of Calgary, Alberta. Cherished grandfather of 17 grandchildren. Dear brother of John and Grace GREIDANUS of Clinton, Jenny and Albert VALKENBURG of Clinton, Corrie and Gary HAAK of Clinton, Alice and Neil BAKELAAR of Listowel, Don and Greta GREIDANUS of Clinton, Bert and Riek GREIDANUS of Clinton, Joanne and Jack KOETSIER of Moorefield, Wilma HOLLAND of Winnipeg, and Leo and Eileen GREIDANUS of Seaforth. Predeceased by two grandchildren David and Marietta and by one brother Leo GREIDANUS. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes, 153 High Street, Clinton, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Clinton Christian Reformed Church on Thursday, July 7, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Clinton Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Clinton District Christian School would be appreciated.

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GREIG o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.markdale.the_markdale_standard 2005-03-30 published
SUTCLIFFE, Wilbert
Peacefully, at Grey Gables, Markdale, Sunday March 20, 2005. Wilbert 'Wib' SUTCLIFFE of Markdale in his 100th year. Beloved husband of the late Edna and the late Ruth. Survived by sisters-in-law Grace WHEILDON of Markdale, Shirley DICKSON/DIXON of Mitchell and brother-in-law Maurice QUINTON of Owen Sound, and the family of the late Ruth SUTCLIFFE (HOLLEY.) Sadly missed by his extended family and Friends. Friends called at the May Funeral Home, Markdale, Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon and evening, where Reverend Neil PARKER officiated a funeral service held Thursday March 24, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Chaplain Kathryn HAINES gave a eulogy. Music included the congregational hymns 'Amazing Grace' and 'What A Friend We Have In Jesus', accompanied by pianist David FRIES. Arnold ROSENBURG, Will MOORE, Howard GREIG, Hob PRINGLE, Terry McKAY and Cornelius VLIELANDER served as pall bearers. Honorary bearers were George HALL, Bob HALL, Terry BUCKLEY, Ken FERGUSON, John HALVERSON and Dyson SEABROOK. A recessional honour guard was formed by the past and present members of the Councils of the Township of Chatsworth, and the County of Grey. lnterment in Markdale Cemetery. Donations were directed to Grey Gables Residents' Fund, or the charity of choice.
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GREIG o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-02-17 published
SEELEY, Marjorie Ethel (GREIG)
At Grey Bruce Health Services in Meaford on Monday, February 14th, 2005. The former Marjorie Ethel GREIG of Owen Sound and formerly of Thornbury in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Norman Austin SEELEY. Dear mother of Sherman SEELEY and his wife Doreen of Meaford and Shirley KEILY of Owen Sound. Fondly remembered by grandchildren Sheryl TOMPKINS, Michelle McARTHUR, Shawn KEILY, Darren KEILY and great-grandchildren David, Matthew, Christopher and Meghan Tompkins, Nicole and Britney McARTHUR and Cameron and Nicolas KEILY. Sadly missed by her dear friend Bing HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON of Thornbury. Predeceased by brothers Norval, Edgar and Donald GREIG, son-in-law Bill KEILY, grand_son Bradley KEILY and granddaughter April SEELEY. Friends may call at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 o'clock. Funeral and committal services will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday, February 17th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford General Hospital, Canadian Cancer Society or the Temple Hill United Church would be appreciated.
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GREIG o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-04-04 published
SYLVEST, Florence Isobel (née BROWN)
Gone to be with her Lord and Saviour, Florence Isobel SYLVEST (née BROWN,) of Owen Sound, formerly of R.R.#1, Shallow Lake, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Saturday, April 2nd, 2005 at the Grey Bruce Health Services, in Owen Sound. She was in her 86th year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Oakley John SYLVEST. Loved mother of Cecilia JOHNSON and her husband, Len, of Meaford, Victor SYLVEST and his wife, Frieda and Russell SYLVEST and his wife, Betty, both of Shallow Lake, Sylvia GREIG and her husband, Jack, of Port Elgin, Mardonna WISMER and her husband, Mike, of Southampton, Larry SYLVEST and his wife, Florence and Bradley SYLVEST and his friend, Charlene, both of Wiarton., Adrean WEBB and her husband, Paul and Raymond SYLVEST and his wife, Bonnie, both of Owen Sound, and Jim SYLVEST, of Allenford. Very proud grandma of forty-one grandchildren, sixty-four great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren. Florence will be sadly missed by one brother, Russell GRAVES and one sister, Gwen WISMER and her husband, Harry, both of Owen Sound. Predeceased by her parents, Frederick and Maggie BROWN and her son, Rodney SYLVEST. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 14th Street West, Owen Sound (376-7492), on Tuesday evening from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Florence SYLVEST will be held at the Rockcliffe Gospel Temple, 10 4th Avenue Southwest, Owen Sound, on Wednesday, April 6th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m., with Reverend Brian JASPER officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Rockcliffe Gospel Temple Building Fund, as your expression of sympathy.
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GREIG o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-05-11 published
McIVER, Margaret Verona " Vera" (BRIDGE)
Peacefully at the Golden Dawn Nursing Home, Lion's head on Monday, May 9th, 2005. Vera (BRIDGE) McIVER of Lion's head in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Donald McIVER. Dear mother of Milt and his wife Bonnie, Emmet and his wife Lynda, and Brian and his wife Karen, all of Lion's Head. Special grandmother of Darren, Ryan, Shaun, Reid, Megan, Michelle, Terri, Trevor, Tyson and Tamara and great-grandmother of Leah, Jack, Mallory and Mathew. Sister of Norma GREIG, Ann (Garfield) DUNLEAVY, Veryl PRIEDT and Lois BRIDGE, all of Lion's Head. Predeceased by two grand_sons Tracy and Darcy, two sisters Thelma BRIDGE and Estelle GRIST and one brother Ivor BRIDGE. The family will receive Friends at the Davidson Chapel on Friday evening from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel on Saturday, May 14th at 2: 00 p.m. with Pastor Billy STRACHAN officiating. Interment, Eastnor Cemetery, Lion's Head. Donations to the Lion's head Hospital or the Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com.
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GREIG o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-01 published
CEASER, Howard and Thelma (GREIG)
A Memorial Service for Howard and Thelma CEASER, of Mesa, Arizona and formerly of Lion's Head, Ontario, will be held at Eastnor Cemetery, on Saturday, June 11th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m.
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GREIG o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-08 published
MARTIN, Alice Helina (née GREIG)
Passed away at the Grey-Bruce Regional Health Centre, Owen Sound, on Monday, June 6th, 2005. Alice Helena GREIG, formerly of Bognor and Kilsyth, in her 85th year. Daughter of the late John and Helena (FREE) GREIG. Wife of Arthur Alexander MARTIN. Mother of Irma (Phil) LEMING of Meaford, Kenneth of North Bay, Brian (Margaret) of Portland, Ontario and Edward (Brenda) of Wallenstein. Grandmother of Tristan and Kyle LEMING, and Wesley, Robert, and James MARTIN. Sister of Elliott and the late Olive GREIG of Meaford, Muriel (John) WRAY of Stratford and Robert of Meaford. Resting at The Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford, where visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. A private family service will be held on Thursday morning, June 9th, 2005. Interment, Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Grey-Bruce Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated.
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GREIG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-26 published
STEELE, David
The family of the late David STEELE would like to thank relatives, Friends and neighbours. Donations, cards, flowers and visits at the funeral home were greatly appreciated. A most sincere thank you to our nurses at Care Partner's. Special thanks to Community Care Access Centre at the London Cancer Centre, we thank the outstanding support care Dr. DINGLE and Dr. ASH and the Orthopaedic Care. Thank you to Dr. STERN and the nurses at Woodstock General Hospital. Special thanks to Betty, singing and music, to Reverend John VAN VLEIT of Knox Presbyterian Church for his message and kind words. Thanks to Smith LeRoy Funeral Home for their calm passionate service. Omitted but not forgotten Eve Monica GREIG. The STEELE Family.

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GREIG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-28 published
GREIG, Sandra (née SPROULE)
Peacefully in her sleep on Monday, December 26th, 2005 at her home in Georgetown following a fight with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis " Lou Gerhigs Disease." Sandra (née SPROULE,) in her 65th year, loving mother of Whitney and her husband Duncan SANDERS and Devon and her husband Terry BEAUCHAMP. Proud grandmother of Justin, Carleigh, Erin and Adrienne. Dear sister of Wayne (Barb), Judy (Bill), Glen (Marie), Ken (Sandy), Grant, Ross, Barry (Lori) and Mary (Elaine.) Special thanks to Dr. TURNBULL and his team, Dr. TING, Community Care Access Centre and all their support staff. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones & son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Avenue, Georgetown, (905) 877-3631 on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Georgetown Alliance Church (290 Main Street South, Georgetown) on Friday, December 30th at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. In memory contributions to the A.L.S. Society would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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GREIG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-11-15 published
GREIG, Jamie (May 10, 1971-November 16, 1992)
In memory of a wonderful son and brother.
Love always, your family: Mom, Dad, Scott, Ben and Jodi

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GREIG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-01 published
ROSS, John Redmond
Passed away peacefully, at home, on December 30, 2004, after an extended illness, in his 86th year. He is truly missed by Viola, his loving wife of 60 years; daughters Mary GREIG, Catherine ROGERS, and Patricia ROSS; sons-in-law David GREIG and Ronald ROGERS; grandchildren Samuel, Henry, Jane, Alexander, Elizabeth, Margaret, and Clara; his brother David; and his dear extended family and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, January 2nd. A Service will be held in the Chapel, on Monday, January 3rd, at one o'clock. Reception to follow. If desired, donations to The Salvation Army, 1645 Warden Avenue, Toronto M1R 5B3, would be appreciated.

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GREIG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-05 published
LEVY- GREIG, Avery Norman
On Sunday, May 1, 2005. Avery, cherished son of Tammy and Mark. Dear brother of Kailyn and Adrian. Beloved grand_son of Barb and Norm GREIG, Pauline DRYDEN and Norman LEVY. Loving nephew of Terry-Ann, Tracy, Dave and Daviot. Funeral Service to be held on Friday, May 6, 2005 at 7 p.m. from The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 1057 Brock Road, Pickering (south of 401), 905-686-5589. Visitation 1 hour prior to service.

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GREIG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-08 published
MADILL, Mary Elizabeth (née GREIG)
On Sunday, June 5, 2005 at the William Osler Hospital, Brampton, at the age of 87. Mary was born in Uxbridge, Ontario, the daughter of Willard GREIG and Blanche SIMPSON on November 14, 1917. Beloved wife of the late Gordon E. MADILL. Loving mother of David W. MADILL (Jo Ann) of Victoria, British Columbia and William A. MADILL (Debbie) of Brampton. Cherished grandmother of Kathy (Scott) and Steve (Leanna) and great-grandma of twins Makayla and Mariah. Dear sister of John GREIG. Predeceased by sister Jesse GREIG and brother Willard GREIG. Mary was Past Matron Eastern Star. A Memorial Service will be held at Pineland Presbyterian Church, 5270 New Street, Burlington, on Sunday, June 12, 2005 at 4: 30 p.m. with interment at the Thomas Foster Memorial Cemetery at a later date. (Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral HomeS, Burlington, 905-632-3333) www. smithsfh.com

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GREIG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-05 published
GREIG, Marjorie Edna (née WATERWORTH)
Peacefully at Markham Stouffville Hospital on August 4, 2005. In her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late William. Dear mother of Audrey (John), Lynne (Bob), Jim (Anna), and the late Bill. Sadly missed by 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Predeceased by sister Audrey. Friends may call to the Pine Hills Chapel and Reception Centre, 625 Birchmount Rd. (north of St. Clair Ave. E., 416-267-8229), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, August 7, 2005. A service to commemorate Marjorie's life will be held in the chapel on Monday, August 8, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with interment to follow. A reception will take place at the Grand Baccus Banquet Centre, 2155 McNicoll Avenue (416-299-0077). "Joined together again in Heaven"

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GREIG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-28 published
BOND, Prudence " Prudie" (née REED)
Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, November 26th, 2005 at Extendicare Halton Hills. Prudie, in her 83rd year, wife of the late Harry BOND. Loving mother of Beverlee-Anne PORTER (Robert), Wayne BOND (Sandy), Philip BOND (Wendy), Douglas BOND and Wendy TURMAN (Bruce.) Proud and loving granny to Gregory HAGEN, Doni-Lyn GREIG (Monty), Jody GREGG (Steve), Julie BOND, Katie BOND, Scott BOND, Stacey CORRIGAN (John) and Brandon TURMAN and great-granny to Kyle, Kristen and Zoe GREIG, Hailey GREGG and Kelsey BOND. Dear sister of the late King REED (Vera,) Julian REED (Deanna) and Laurie REED (Judith.) Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, 905-877-3631 on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. In memory, contributions to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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GREIG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-27 published
GREIG, Sandra (née SPROULE)
Peacefully, in her sleep, on Monday, December 26, 2005, at her home in Georgetown, following a fight with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis " Lou Gehrig's disease." Sandra (née SPROULE,) in her 65th year, loving mother of Whitney and her husband Duncan SANDERS, and Devon and her husband Terry BEAUCHAMP. Proud grandmother of Justin, Carleigh, Erin and Adrienne. Dear sister of Wayne (Barb), Judy (Bill), Glen (Marie), Ken (Sandy), Grant, Ross, Barry (Lori,) and Mark (Elaine.) Special thanks to Dr. TURNBULL and his team, Dr. TING, Community Care Access Centre and all their support staff. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones & son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, 905-877-3631, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Georgetown Alliance Church (290 Main Street S., Georgetown), on Friday, December 30th at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. In memory contributions to the A.L.S. Society would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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GREIG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-28 published
GREIG, Sandra (née SPROULE)
Peacefully, in her sleep, on Monday, December 26, 2005, at her home in Georgetown, following a fight with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis " Lou Gehrig's disease." Sandra (née SPROULE,) in her 65th year, loving mother of Whitney and her husband Duncan SANDERS, and Devon and her husband Terry BEAUCHAMP. Proud grandmother of Justin, Carleigh, Erin and Adrienne. Dear sister of Wayne (Barb), Judy (Bill), Glen (Marie), Ken (Sandy), Grant, Ross, Barry (Lori,) and Mark (Elaine.) Special thanks to Dr. TURNBULL and his team, Dr. TING, Community Care Access Centre and all their support staff. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones & son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, 905-877-3631, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Georgetown Alliance Church (290 Main Street S., Georgetown), on Friday, December 30th at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. In memory contributions to the A.L.S. Society would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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GREINER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-15 published
GREINER, Eva Wilhelmina (née LENOVER)
Passed away suddenly November 8, 2005. A memorial service will be held in Chatham, Ontario at a later date.

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GREIPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-13 published
POLAN, Sara Rebecca
On Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at Shalom Village, Hamilton. Sara POLAN beloved wife of the late David POLAN and Benjamin SOSSIN. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Elaine COOPER and the late Jerome S. COOPER. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Jack and Eve GORDON of Kitchener, Ontario, Chana GORDON of Tel Aviv, Israel, and the late Joseph and Eve GORDON, and Matthew GORDON. Devoted grandmother of David COOPER and Aliza BERGER, Ruth and BenTzion GREIPER, Carol and Ya'cov GITSTEIN, Elizabeth COOPER and Jeffrey MOGIL, and great-grandmother of eleven. Sara will be missed by the families of Murray and Betty MINDEN of Toronto, and David and Esther LEVY of Hamilton. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave W., (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 3: 30 p.m. Interment at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva, Elaine COOPER, 2500 Bathurst St. #707 and Jack GORDON, 175 Queen St. N., #1802, Kitchener, Ontario. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Sara Sossin Polan Memorial Fund c/o Shalom Village, Hamilton (905) 529-1613.

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GREIPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-13 published
POLAN, Sara Rebecca
On Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at Shalom Village, Hamilton. Sara POLAN, beloved wife of the late David POLAN and Benjamin SOSSIN. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Elaine COOPER and the late Jerome S. COOPER. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Jack and Eve GORDON of Kitchener, Ontario, Chana GORDON of Tel Aviv, Israel, and the late Joseph and Eve GORDON, and Matthew GORDON. Devoted grandmother of David COOPER and Aliza BERGER, Ruth and BenTzion GREIPER, Carol and Ya'cov GITSTEIN, Elizabeth COOPER and Jeffrey MOGIL, and great-grandmother of eleven. Sara will be missed by the families of Murray and Betty MINDEN of Toronto, and David and Esther LEVY of Hamilton. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave W. (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 3: 30 p.m. Interment at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva, Elaine COOPER, 2500 Bathurst St. No. 707 and Jack GORDON, 175 Queen St. N. No. 1802, Kitchener, Ontario. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Sara Sossin POLAN Memorial Fund c/o Shalom Village, Hamilton (905) 529-1613.

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GREISDORF o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-01 published
INDIG, Josef
Peacefully on Saturday, July 30, 2005 at Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre. Joe INDIG beloved husband of the late Ruth INDIG. Devoted brother and brother-in-law of James and Sarah of Montreal, Eugene INDIG, and Betty and the late John HOCH. Predeceased by his parents, brothers and sisters who perished in the Holocaust. Cherished uncle of Roslyn and Stan WISEBLATT, Karen INDIG, Rose GREISDORF and Saul HOCH. Loved great-uncle of Melanie and Lorne WISEBLATT. Dear companion of the late Ann LETT. He will be sadly missed by his special Friends, Patrick PETRIE, Paul GROSBEIN and Karl BROWN. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. ABRAMS, Dr. GILBERT, and the staff of Sunnybrook Hospital for their compassionate care. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Tuesday August 2, 2005 at 11: 30 am. Interment Shaarei Shomayim Congregation Section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 747 Briar Hill Avenue. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Josef Indig Memorial Fund for Dr. Gilbert at Sunnybrook Hospital c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, M6A 2C3 (416) 780-0324.

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GRELIK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-03 published
CULLIFORD, Frank Charles
Born in Glastonbury, England, passed away peacefully at his home in Kitchener on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at the age of 79 years. Beloved husband of Dorothy Kuntz KIEFFER. Loving father of Christopher (Leda) of Sudbury, Wendy GRELIK (Wally) of Kitchener, Stephen (Samantha) of Burlington, and Patricia NOLAN of Kitchener. Grandfather of Jonathon, Matthew and Jenny GRELIK. Stepfather of John KIEFFER and Mary Jo MAKARCHUK of Toronto, Dan (Stephanie) KIEFFER of Edmonton, and James (Tina) KIEFFER of Saint John, New Brunswick. Step-grandfather of Elise, Megan, Joceylen, Samantha and Madison. Son-in-law of Rosina KUNTZ of Formosa. Frank is survived by 1 brother Norman (Zeeta) and sisters Ivy BURGESS, Joan Davis (Jeff,) and Vivian Kenrick (Ken) in England, and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law in Ontario. Predeceased by his first wife, June (née ARROWSMITH) and sister Vera BIRCH. Frank served in the Second World War as a Radio-telegrapher/Tail Gunner with the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy. After the war, he followed the family tradition of employment within the shoe and leather industry. He immigrated to Canada in 1957 and joined Clarke's Shoes of Canada, and several years later began a multi-year career in retail. In recent years, he and his first wife June operated the Helen Anne Shop in Waterloo. Frank attended St. Georges Anglican Church, Kitchener. Frank's family will receive relatives and Friends on Friday from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener (749-8467). Funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment Woodland Cemetery followed by a reception at the funeral home. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the June and Frank Culliford Bursary, School of Theology, Thorneloe University, Sudbury or Saint John's Soup Kitchener would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.obit411.com/1520 for Frank's memorial. Frank will be fondly remembered by his sons, daughters and all who knew him for his integrity, intelligence and humour.

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GREMILLION o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-19 published
WILLIAMS, Mary
Passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2005 in her 88th year. A resident of Spadina Road, Central Park Lodges, Mary will be greatly missed by her life long Friends, sisters Connie HALL and Marion GREMILLION as well as the many Queens Park civil servants for whom she served as a highly diligent librarian and intrepid researcher. After a lengthy career with the Government of Ontario, Mary joined the accounting firm of Ernst and Whinney where she continued her high standards of service and commitment to meet the challenging needs of her employers. A keen observer and supporter of British Royalty, she also had a life long interest and knowledge of Toronto politics and personalities which she could recall at a moments' notice. Her generosity and good humour would always enliven any discussion in which she became involved. Cremation has taken place and a memorial tribute will be arranged at a future date. Donations to the Toronto Humane Society will support Mary's commitment to helping animals in distress.
Mary Williams now: "At Sea, Approaching Aden"

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GREMILLION o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-11 published
WILLIAMS, Mary
Passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2005, in her 88th year. A resident of Spadina Road, Central Park Lodges, Mary will be greatly missed by her life long Friends, sisters Connie HALL and Marion GREMILLION as well as the many Queen's Park civil servants for whom she served as a highly diligent librarian and researcher. After a lengthy career with the Government of Ontario, Mary joined the accounting firm of Ernst and Whinney where she continued her high standards of service and commitment to meet the challenging needs of her employers. A keen observer and supporter of British Royalty, she also had a life long interest and knowledge of Toronto politics and personalities which she could recall at a moment's notice. Her generosity and good humour would always enliven any discussion in which she became involved. Cremation has taken place and a memorial tribute will be arranged at a future date. Donations to the Toronto Humane Society will support Mary's commitment to helping animals in distress.

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GREMPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-14 published
Klaus Dietmar WOERNER, Entrepreneur 1939-2005
The German-born tool-and-die maker with enormous willpower founded ATS, a Kitchener, Ontario, company that is now a global leader in automated manufacturing solutions, Sandra MARTIN writes
By Sandra MARTIN, Monday, February 14, 2005 - Page S6
A precision mechanic who arrived in Canada in 1960 with nothing but his skill, energy and ambition, Klaus WOERNER went on to become the founder of ATS, a specialized designer and supplier of automation systems, that now has 4,000 employees in 26 locations around the world and annual sales of more than $650-million. He was named Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year in 1997.
He wasn't a big man, but he was powerful. When he walked into a room, you could feel the crackle in the air. He could be impatient, and when he got excited his slight German accent became more pronounced, but he was very approachable and he never held a grudge.
"There was no way you could work with Klaus and not be Friends with him," said Ron JUTRAS, who has succeeded Mr. WOERNER as president of ATS. "He was a very good judge of character and he always had time for people. It didn't matter what your role was in the company, he would find a way to include you in social gatherings."
Although he wanted people in the company to bring him solutions, not problems, one of his best skills was problem solving. "He loved rolling up his sleeves and getting into a problem," Mr. JUTRAS said.
"Klaus could walk into a factory and he could see the opportunities to improve it through automation and how he could make a real difference," said Lawrence TAPP, chair of the ATS board, "and he recognized the importance of the trades and apprenticeships, which we really needed from a Canadian perspective."
"He was a business giant," said member of provincial parliament Elizabeth WITMER, former deputy premier of Ontario, "but more important, he was a very compassionate, generous human being who gave a tremendous amount back to his community, never expecting anything in return."
Klaus WOERNER, the youngest of three sons of Karl and Alice (GREMPER,) was born in Tiengen in the Black Forest area of Germany, just after the outbreak of the Second World War. Becoming a toolmaker was his dream but his hometown was too small to have an apprenticeship program. He went first to Waldshut to do an apprenticeship as a watch and clock maker and then to Switzerland to study tool and die making.
After completing a four-year apprenticeship as a precision mechanic at Braun Boverei in Switzerland, he applied for visas to Australia, South Africa and Canada, intending to immigrate to whichever country accepted him first. Canada won and he arrived in Montreal in 1960 with a job waiting for him, or so he thought, in aviation.
He showed up for work and learned his employer had shut down because of the cancellation of the Avro Arrow program the previous February. He spent his first 14 years in Canada working at technical jobs and as a watch and clock maker for jeweller Gabriel Lucas in his celebrated Sherbrooke Street studio. Meanwhile, he finished his high school diploma and then studied industrial engineering at night at Sir George Williams (now Concordia) University in Montreal. Through Friends, he met his wife Anna, then a nursing student at the Royal Victoria Hospital, in the mid-1960s. "He was very charming, very elegant and very ambitious," his widow said this week. They married in Canada's centennial year and moved to Toronto in 1969 because they were worried about the economic and political instability in Quebec.
He worked for Litton Systems, then went full-time to Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (now University) to complete his engineering qualifications before working at the Ford Motor Company's Oakville truck plant, installing assembly lines, and then working as an engineering supervisor at Electrohome Ltd., a television manufacturer, in Kitchener.
When Electrohome decided to wind down its television business, Mr. WOERNER went out on his own and, in 1978, founded Automation Tooling Systems (ATS,) a start-up company in Kitchener building specialized equipment to enable manufacturers to take advantage of new technology.
"The idea of going into industrial automation was really sparked at Ford," Mr. WOERNER told Canadian Business magazine in 1998. "I installed all these automated weld machines and welding robots there. It was really fun work."
From those early days of building specialized machinery for the automotive industry, the company has since designed and built more than 10,000 automation systems for telecommunications, fibre optics, solar energy and other industries.
ATS was always a family business. Mr. WOERNER put a $70,000 second mortgage on his house for cash flow, his wife Anna, who was raising their two children and working part-time as a nurse, put in half-days doing secretarial work. Sales reached $370,000 that first year and grew to $1-million the next. By 1984, the company had $4-million in revenues and was growing so fast that it was consuming cash as quickly as he produced it in sales. The company was profitable, but it needed more working capital than Mr. WOERNER could provide from a line of credit at his local bank. It was the bank which suggested to Mr. WOERNER that a chartered accountant might help him increase his financing capability.
"I came to his office, and the level of activity was mind-boggling," Mr. JUTRAS said. "It was a beehive of activity. There was a tremendous pulse and energy level."
Mr. WOERNER was wearing many different hats and working closely with a bunch of people who were committed to working with him and who shared his vision, according to Mr. JUTRAS. "It was inspiring."
Essentially, Mr. JUTRAS never left. He tested his boss early on to see if he really wanted somebody to help him on the finance side. "I made him spend the money on an ad in The Globe and Mail and when he did it, I said, 'I guess he's serious,' so then I asked him if he would hire me, and he said absolutely and I came to work with him [as Chief Financial Officer] and off we went." That was June of 1985, the year revenues hit $9-million.
"Klaus always wanted to minimize the bureaucracy and to have an environment that was very team oriented and didn't have an ivory tower. I can remember him articulating his vision early on and getting out the white board and mapping out where he wanted to go. It was exciting."
Mr. JUTRAS helped to find outside investment from Aer Lingus, which gave the airline a 75-per-cent controlling interest in ATS. Giving up such a big share of the company was very hard for Mr. WOERNER, but he knew he needed the outside capital. Then in the early 1990s, after having survived downturns in the automotive and computer electronics industries, Aer Lingus was itself struggling as a result of the rising fuel costs brought on by the Persian Gulf war. They wanted to divest themselves of ATS and Mr. WOERNER seized the opportunity to retake control of his company through an employee-management buy-back offer.
A business connection who became a friend is Robert WARREN, a lawyer in the Kitchener office of Miller Thomson. He was brought in by Mr. JUTRAS to help with the first annual meeting after the company went public in 1993, a move that brought in the capital to enable ATS to expand globally. From the beginning, Mr. WARREN was impressed by his client's energy, work ethic and loyalty to his Friends, customers and employees. "He was a horse," Mr. WARREN said. "He was so strong and he lived to work. You always knew where you stood with him and I can't think of a nicer man that I've ever had the pleasure of working with."
Although they didn't know each other at the time, Robert "Bob" FERCHAT worked at Ford doing financial analysis at the same time as Mr. WOERNER was working in the technical area. They met and compared notes in totally different circumstances when Mr. FERCHAT, who has held a number of executive positions at Northern Telecom and BCE Mobile Communications and other firms, was invited to join the board of ATS in 1997.
A self-described fan of Mr. WOERNER, Mr. FERCHAT said he had enormous will power and the energy to back it up and that showed both in the creation of ATS and in his ability to make it survive through the downturns in both the high-tech and automotive industries in the late 1980s and early 1990s. There were no layoffs at ATS during those tough times because Mr. WOERNER insisted on absorbing the costs of keeping his people working. "He was very loyal to his employees," Mr. FERCHAT said, pointing out that the ATS management buyout in 1993 was offered to staff, who responded on a broad level. "He wanted them to share in his wealth and he was frustrated if the stock went down."
"There were no airs about him," said John TIBBITS, president of Conestoga College in Kitchener. "He was very direct so you never had to do a 'song and dance' for him if you wanted something." Describing Mr. WOERNER as one of Conestoga College's best Friends, Mr. TIBBITS said the relationship with ATS began in the late 1980s with co-op programs. "It was symbiotic. As they grew, we grew, too, in a number of areas, a key one being robotics and automation," he said.
Over the years, ATS gave cash, equipment, program advisers, apprenticeship programs, even an engineering building, amounting to an overall gift of at least $10-million since the mid 1990s. And he strong-armed other community leaders to make big donations as well. At least 400 Conestoga graduates work at ATS.
ATS workers and students weren't the only recipients of the WOERNER family's generosity. Six years ago the family gave $5-million to Kitchener's Centre in the Square performing arts theatre. They tried to give the money anonymously but the centre wanted to announce it publicly to help in their fundraising. Nevertheless, they declined an offer to rename the facility in their honour. They also gave money to local hospitals, to the University of Waterloo to establish a laboratory for automated manufacturing research and $100,000 to Ms. WITMER's unsuccessful run against Ernie Eves in 2002 for the leadership of the Ontario Conservative party.
The WOERNERs moved from a house in Kitchener to a 23-hectare farm outside Cambridge in the early 1980s. That's where he practised his serve in highly competitive matches on custom-built tennis courts with his wife and Friends. That's also where, perhaps in an homage to the denuded Black Forest area of his birth, he exercised his green thumb by planting more than 100,000 trees over the years.
Less than a year ago his famous energy flagged and his strength diminished. Faced with a five-week wait for an M.R.I. in Ontario, he went to the U.S. and was diagnosed with small-cell carcinoma. He kept on working, often having chemotherapy in the morning and then heading straight to the office. His only concession to ill health was to work four days a week, staying home on Fridays to recoup his strength.
"If will power could overcome cancer, he would have beaten it," said Mr. FERCHAT, adding that the challenge now is to honour his legacy. "Nobody will be moving into his office or his parking space for a long time."
Klaus Dietmar WOERNER was born in Tiengen, Germany, on October 27, 1939. He died of cancer at home on February 7. He was 65. He is survived by his wife, Anna, two children and three grandchildren. A memorial service was set for today at Centre In The Square, 101 Queen St. N., in Kitchener, Ontario

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