HIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-15 published
CUSACK, John Francis
Peacefully, in his home, on Sunday, November 13, 2005, at the age of 83. Predeceased by his loving wife Adrienne. Born in Saint John, New Brunswick on August 11, 1922. son of the late John and Genevieve CUSACK. Survived by his daughters Louise (Jean) HIN of Paris, France, and Dianne (Anthony) McDONALD of Calgary, Alberta. Grandfather to Adriana and Jacqueline McDONALD of Toronto, and Angela, Isabella and Karina of Paris. Brother to Mary (Larry) COOL of Deux Montagne, George (Sally) CUSACK of Saint John, New Brunswick, Elizabeth (Larry) DONOVAN of Sussex, New Brunswick, Fr. Paul CUSACK of Toronto, and Genevieve CUSACK of Saint John, New Brunswick. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Visitation on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 10 a.m. at St. Gabriel's Parish (650 Sheppard Avenue East). Burial to be held at Holy Cross Cemetery. Condolences www.rskane.ca.

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HINCH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-30 published
HINCH, Eleanor (née DUNNING)
Beloved wife and best friend of the late Dr. Joseph B. HINCH, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 28th, 2005 after a short illness. Dear loving mother of Terry HINCH (Barb,) Cindy PLACIDO (Tony) and Marilou WIGHT (Ric.) Cherished grandmother of Kristin (Brian) and Trevor; Nicholas; Lisa and Michael. Dear sister of Joan O'CONNOR, Aunt of Daniel (Margherita,) Joseph and Mark O'CONNOR. Eleanor will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her. Friends will be received at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles), Toronto, on Thursday, from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Friday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church, 650 Sheppard Avenue East on Saturday, July 2nd, 2005 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Monastery of Mount Carmel Society of the Little Flower, 7021 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2G 7B7. Condolences - www.rskane.ca
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HINCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-15 published
HINCH, Lily (McCREIGHT)
Peacefully, at Victoria Hospital on Monday, September 12, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Frederick HINCH. Loving mother of Kathlean JOHNSON. Cherished grandmother of Gary (Debbie) JOHNSON, Andrew JOHNSON, Martin (Lisa) JOHNSON, Leslie (Rick) WELLS and great-grandmother of Jackie (Tony) ROLLIE, Amanda (Phil RIVETT) JOHNSON, Tyler JOHNSON, Steven JOHNSON, Asa JOHNSON, Dylan WELLS and Joshua WELLS. Great-great-grandmother of Austin RIVETT. Dear sister of Nellie LOFTUS and sister-in-law of Minnie McCREIGHT. Lily will also be missed by family in Toronto and Northern Ireland. A Memorial Service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London on Saturday, September 17, 2005 at 11 a.m. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment of cremated remains Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In memory, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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HINCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-30 published
HINCH, Eleanor (née DUNNING)
Beloved wife and best friend of the late Dr. Joseph B. HINCH died peacefully at home on Tuesday June 28th, 2005 after a short illness. Dear loving mother of Terry HINCH (Barb,) Cindy PLACIDO (Tony) and Marilou WIGHT (Ric.) Cherished grandmother of Kristin (Brian) and Trevor; Nicholas; Lisa and Michael. Dear sister of Joan O'CONNOR, Aunt of Daniel (Margherita,) Joseph and Mark O'CONNOR. Eleanor will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her. Friends will be received at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles) on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church, 650 Sheppard Avenue East on Saturday July 2nd, 2005 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Monastery of Mount Carmel Society of the Little Flower, 7021 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2G 7B7. Condolences -
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HINCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-08 published
SCHURMAN, Genneth
Suddenly passed away, on Sunday, March 6, 2005, at Toronto East General Hospital, at the age of 83 years. Beloved wife of the late Richard Dirk SCHURMAN. Loving mother of Rick and his wife Mary Ellen. Cherished grandma of Jaclyn. Predeceased by her brother Foster HINCH and his wife Mary and her sister Marie and her husband Larry MURPHY. Genneth will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Family will receive Friends at the McDougall and Brown Funeral Home (2900 Kingston Rd., Toronto), 416-267-4656, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (200 Morrish Rd. West Hill) at 10: 00 a.m. Interment will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospital for Sick Children would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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HINCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-30 published
HINCH, Eleanor (née DUNNING)
Beloved wife and best friend of the late Dr. Joseph B. HINCH died peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 28th, 2005 after a short illness. Dear loving mother of Terry HINCH (Barb,) Cindy PLACIDO (Tony) and Marilou WIGHT (Ric.) Cherished grandmother of Kristin (Brian) and Trevor; Nicholas; Lisa and Michael. Dear sister of Joan O'CONNOR, Aunt of Daniel (Margherita,) Joseph and Mark O'CONNOR. Eleanor will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her. Friends will be received at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles) on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church, 650 Sheppard Avenue East on Saturday, July 2nd, 2005 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Monastery of Mount Carmel Society of the Little Flower, 7021 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2G 7B7. Condolences www.rskane.ca

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HINCHBERGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-11 published
ORR, Sandra Lang (1934-2005)
Peacefully at home, on Monday, January 10, 2005, at the age of 70, after a courageous and dignified battle with cancer. Sandra was much loved and will be greatly missed by daughters, Toni POTTIER (Paul), and Angela (Willow) HINCHBERGER (Michael DEAKOS) and by her loving and devoted partner Dr. James SMITH. Beloved "Sandy" to grandchildren, Jake, Max and Casey POTTIER and sister to Kelly NASH of London and Peggy O'BRIEN of Peterborough. Sandra will also be fondly remembered by Kelley, Nancy and Edward ORR. Predeceased by husbands, Louis HINCHBERGER and James ORR; parents, Angela and Reinhold LANG; sisters, Ann KEARNS, Patsy BEAN and Elizabeth WINTERMEYER and Nana Edna FRIEDMAN. Friends are invited to share their memories of Sandra with the family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South in Waterloo from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12, 2005. In celebration of Sandra's life, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 10 a.m. St. Louis Church, 53 Allen Street East in Waterloo. The parish prayer service will be held at the funeral home Wednesday evening at 8: 45 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Following the mass, Friends and relatives are invited to the Waterloo Inn for refreshments and a time to visit with the family. In memory of Sandra, and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre or the Saint Mary's General Hospital Foundation and can be arranged through the funeral home, phone 519-745-8445 or www.edwardrgood.com

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HINCHEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-29 published
MANSBRIDGE, Stanley Harry
It is with deep love, respect and enormous sadness that the family of Stanley Harry MANSBRIDGE announces that he died peacefully in his 87th year on Easter Sunday, March 27th, 2005 in London, Ontario. Wing Commander MANSBRIDGE, Royal Air Force, D.F.C. was born in Folkestone, England on May 29th, 1918, the son of Harry MANSBRIDGE (Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry) and Alice (TAILOR/TAYLOR) MANSBRIDGE. He was the last of his immediate family, predeceased by his parents, four brothers and one sister.
Mr. MANSBRIDGE passionately believed in public service, and served with distinction the Royal Air Force (1939-1946) the Governments of Great Britain and Malaya (1946-1954), the Government of Canada (1954-1976), the Government of Alberta (1976-1981) and the University of Victoria (1981-1986).
Mr. MANSBRIDGE is survived by his devoted wife of sixty-one wonderful years, Brenda Louise. The cherished father of Wendy, Peter and Paul and father-in-law of Douglas GUNN, Cynthia DALE and Susan MANSBRIDGE. The much admired grandfather of Jennifer MANSBRIDGE, Lisa GUNN, David GUNN, Pamela MANSBRIDGE, Andrew GUNN, Wendy MANSBRIDGE, Christopher MANSBRIDGE, Thomas MANSBRIDGE and William MANSBRIDGE, and the great-grandfather of Alexandra GUNN and Honor Mansbridge HINCHEY. Special Poppa to Jordan HINCHEY, Joy YUNKER, Cameron DILAY and Heather WIRICK. A private family service will be held in Saint Thomas, Ontario on Friday April 1st. 2005. A service of dedication will be held in the late spring. Arrangements through Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas, Ontario. If so wished, memorial donations may be made to the Elgin Military Museum, 30 Talbot Street, Saint Thomas, Ontario N5P 1A3.

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HINCHEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-29 published
MANSBRIDGE, Stanley Harry
It is with deep love, respect and enormous sadness that the family of Stanley Harry MANSBRIDGE announces that he died peacefully in his 87th year on Easter Sunday, March 27th, 2005 in London, Ontario.
Wing Commander MANSBRIDGE, Royal Air Force, D.F.C. was born in Folkestone, England on May 29th, 1918, the son of Harry MANSBRIDGE (Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry) and Alice (TAILOR/TAYLOR) MANSBRIDGE. He was the last of his immediate family, predeceased by his parents, four brothers and one sister. Mr. MANSBRIDGE passionately believed in public service, and served with distinction the Royal Air Force (1939-1946) the Governments of Great Britain and Malaya (1946-1954), the Government of Canada (1954-1976), the Government of Alberta (1976-1981) and the University of Victoria Mr. MANSBRIDGE is survived by his devoted wife of sixty-one wonderful years, Brenda Louise. The cherished father of Wendy, Peter and Paul and father-in-law of Douglas GUNN, Cynthia DALE and Susan MANSBRIDGE. The much admired admired grandfather of Jennifer MANSBRIDGE, Lisa GUNN, David GUNN, Pamela MANSBRIDGE, Andrew GUNN, Wendy MANSBRIDGE, Christopher MANSBRIDGE, Thomas MANSBRIDGE and William MANSBRIDGE; and the great-grandfather of Alexandra GUNN and Honor Mansbridge HINCHEY. Special Poppa to Jordan HINCHEY, Joy YUNKER, Cameron DILAY and Heather WIRICK.
A private family service will be held in Saint Thomas, Ontario on Friday, April 1st, 2005. A service of dedication will be held in late spring. Arrangements through Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas, Ontario.
If so wished, memorial donations may be made to: the Elgin Military Museum, 30 Talbot Street, Saint Thomas, Ontario N5P 1 A3.

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HINCHEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-09 published
HINCHEY, Madeleine (TIENNET)
Retired National Research Council of Canada. Passed away peacefully at the Civic Hospital on January 5, 2005. Daughter of the late Claude TIENNET and Rose PROULX. Wife of the late Charles H. HINCHEY. Predeceased by her sister Jeanne, her sister-in-law Eva (Albert) and her brothers-in-law Bert (Irene), George (Lucienne), Leo (Paulette), Henri and Romeo. Sadly missed by her niece Margo (Jean TROTTIER,) her grandnieces and grandnephews Diane, Lucie, Michel and Jean Pierre (Ailsa), and by her very good Friends Margaret DUNLOP (Ken GIBSON) and their children Elizabeth, Rebecca, Craig and Mark, Lucie LAPOINTE (Clive WILLIS) and her daughter Lauren, and Jean SHEEHY. Also missed by a number of great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews and many Friends. Madeleine had a wonderful love for life. As a friend, "Grandma", and "Ma Tante", she brought her infectious optimism and happiness to all who were close to her. Madeleine was born in Toronto in 1922 but resided in Hull and Ottawa most of her life. She had a very successful career at the National Research Council of Canada, retiring as the Secretary General to Council in 1984. She was the first woman at the Council to hold a number of senior management positions including chairing the selection committee for Canada's first slate of astronauts. Her passion for the Council and its work was well known. Thank you to all the staff at the Civic Hospital who took such good care of her. She leaves a great hole in our lives. Visitation: There will be no visitation. Funeral Service: Will be held on Saturday, January 15, at 11 a.m. at St.-Benoit-Abbé Church, Sherbrooke and Moussette corner, Gatineau (sector Hull), Québec. Relatives and Friends are invited to attend. The family will receive your condolences after the Funeral Service. Donations: At the Foundation of C.H.S.L.D.-La Pieta, 273 Laurier St. Gatineau, Québec J8X 3W8, would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements by Serge Legault Funeral Home Inc., 81 St.-Laurent Blvd., Gatineau, Québec J8X 1L8. For your condolence messages send a facsimile to (819) 771-7066 or e-mail at slegaultmf@bellnet.ca

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

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HINCKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-18 published
HINCKS, Sara
On Thursday, March 17, 2005 at the Hospice at Maycourt in Ottawa. Beloved wife of the late Ted HINCKS. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Bob and Patti RENIHAN, Ted and Patsi HINCKS, Tony and Barbie PICHERT, and predeceased by Hugh and Helen HINCKS. Sister of Mad MacDONALD. Proud grandmother and great-grandmother. Sara was an artist who saw beauty in all aspects of life and brought great joy to many. The HINCKS family would like to thank all the nurses and volunteers at the Hospice at Maycourt for their kind, gentle and loving care and for the years of joy she had attending the day hospice. No service or flowers by request. Donations may be made to The Hospice at Maycourt, 114 Cameron Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 0X1. 613-260-2906 x232. www.hospicemaycourt.com

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

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HIND o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-02-23 published
SCAFURI, Maria Della (née MYERS)
Mrs. Maria Della Scafuri a resident of Wallaceburg passed away on Friday, February 18, 2005 at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance "Sydenham Campus," in Wallaceburg, at the age of 90. Mrs. SCAFURI was born in Dover Twp. and was a daughter of the late William and Valery (EMERY) MYERS. Della had resided in Detroit, Michigan for many years returning to the Wallaceburg area two years ago. Beloved wife of the late Joseph SCAFURI. Loving mother of the late Allen SCAFURI. Dear sister of Buelah HOWLETT and Lorraine TREPANIER. Predeceased by two brothers Don MYERS and Bernard MYERS and six sisters Edna SYLVAIN, Verna THOMAS, Viola HIND, Bernida STERLING, Winnifred LABONTE and Leona MacDONALD. The late Mrs. SCAFURI rested at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, in Wallaceburg, until Monday, February 21, 2005 when the funeral service was conducted in the chapel of the funeral home at 10: 30 a.m. with Fr. Greg BONIN, Officiating. Cremation followed. Interment of ashes will take place in Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the charity of your choice may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Maria Della SCAFURI.

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HIND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-25 published
MORROW, Maxine Virginia (née HUXLEY)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Maxine Virginia (HUXLEY) MORROW of Chatham, on Thursday, November 24, 2005, in her 82nd year. Born in Dover Township, daughter of the late Norman and Matilda (DENOME) HUXLEY. Beloved wife of the late Fred W. MORROW (1984.) Dear mother of Keith MORROW and his wife Joanne and Brenda ROSS and her husband Marc, all of London. Dear and loving grandmother of Blythe MORROW of England and Beth MORROW of Calgary. Dear sister of Mary HIND of Chatham and the late Norman HUXLEY and Doris SPURGEON. Loving sister-in-law of Ethyl HUXLEY, Norm SPURGEON, Elda RICHMOND, Clara RICHMOND, Lloyd MORROW and the late Bob HIND. Special Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Loving friend and neighbour to Jim and Jan. MAXINE was an active member of the Heather Club and an active member and volunteer at Park Street United Church, Unit 7 and St. Andrews Residence. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, on Friday 3: 00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Park Street United Church, 12 Dufferin Avenue, Chatham on Saturday, November 26, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Curtis MARWOOD officiating. Interment Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations made payable to the Heather Club appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.ca

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HIND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-19 published
JUELSBERG, John Peter
It is with profound sadness that we announce Peter's passing at 61 yrs of age, on February 16, 2005. Predeceased by his infant son James Peter (1985) and his father Gunnar THORKIL. Survived by his wife and soul-mate of 25 years, Judith Grace (née STACKHOUSE, formerly PLOW,) his son, Jason Andrew, and stepchildren Dr. Lisa Grace PLOW- JARVIS (Ted) and John-Russell PLOW (Cathy.) Survived as well by his mother Lisa HIND (née FONNESBECH JUHLER) and sister Elizabeth "Suss". Loved by Bradley STACKHOUSE and Cannon GARBOR. Cherished Boppa of Keith, Harrison, Luke and Isobel JARVIS. A celebration of Peter's life will take place on Saturday February 26, 3: 30 pm, at St. Peter's Anglican Church Erindale, Mississauga (Mississauga Rd. and Dundas). In lieu of flowers, donations to Credit Valley Hospital Dialysis Unit gratefully accepted.

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HIND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-02 published
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HIND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-21 published
HIND, William Thomas
Passed away, on the early morning of Wednesday, January 19, 2005, at Sunnybrook Hospital, at the age of 81. William (Bill) was a resident of the Veterans' Wing of Sunnybrook Hospital. He is remembered by his son James (Jim) and his wife Michele. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Jennifer, Winston, Stephan, Brittany, and Madison, and by his brother Bruce and his wife Marge. Born in Toronto, Bill lived his early years in Chatham, Ontario and most of his adult years in Toronto. He was a Veteran of World War 2. Friends may call at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 275 Lesmill Road, North York (east of Leslie Street, one light south of 401, 416-441-1580), on Saturday from 6-8 p.m. and on Sunday, January 23, 2005 from 11 a.m. until time of Service in The Simple Alternative Chapel at 1 p.m. Private interment. Special thanks to all the caring staff at the Sunnybrook Veterans' Wing.

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HIND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-24 published
PATTERSON, Gerry (August 19, 1933 - January 21, 2005)
In his 71st year. N.H.L. player agent, Executive Director Canadian Football League player agent, author, entrepreneur. It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Gerry, loving husband of Trudy, father of daughters Jill (Michel SENECAL) and Myla, sons Scott, Kevin and Kim, sisters Dolores (Joe) HIND, Carol (Dick) HOWITT, brother Wayne (Debbie) and grandchildren Steven and Rebecca and many, many nieces and nephews. Gerry was a true and kind friend to all who knew him. If wealth is to be measured in Friendships, Gerry walked easily among the nobility of the sports world and beyond. He was very accomplished and talented with a great sense of humour and shall be dearly missed. Gerry was born in Humberstone, Ontario and attended Sandwich Collegiate in Windsor, Ontario. After high school, Gerry took a 4-year management training program with Ford Motor Company. After progressive management positions with Griswold Engineering, and International Paper Co., Gerry started his own company, Sports Administration Inc., managing the affairs of Jean Beliveau and later branched out to include among his clientele Guy Lafleur, Rusty Staub, Gordie, Mark and Marty Howe, Nancy Greene, Ken Dryden, Jocelyne Bourassa, Howie Meeker and Don Cherry. Gerry proceeded to become Director of Marketing for CCM Canada and was involved in the Montreal Olympics and numerous successive ventures and most recently was a contact with the National Hockey League regarding the labour impasse and in the process of publishing another book. A service to celebrate Gerry's life will take place at the George Darte Funeral Chapel (905-937-4444), 585 Carlton Street, St. Catharines, Ontario on Thursday, January 27th at 4 p.m. In accordance to Gerry's wishes, cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association. On-Line Guest Book - www.dartefuneralhome.com

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HIND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-07 published
BRADSTOCK, Joyce Alyce (née HIND)
Passed away peacefully, at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto, on Saturday, February 5, 2005, at the age of 83. Beloved wife of the late John. Much loved mother of Terry and his wife Gail. Loving grandmother of Elisha and Aaron, and Buddy of Kita the family dog. Dear sister of Terry HIND and his wife Evelyn. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West (at Windermere, east of the Jane subway), on Thursday from 4 - 8 p.m. A service to celebrate Joyce's life will be held in the Chapel on Friday, February 11, 2005 at 1 p.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Toronto.

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HINDE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-09 published
HINDE, James George
World War 2 - Royal Canadian Air Force (Flying Officer, Commonwealth Air Training Plan)
At Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on Friday, May 6, 2005 in his 87th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Joan Catherine HINDE (née TALBOT.) Loving father of John (Marcia,) Jill HARE (Tom) and Jancis SULLIVAN (Kevin.) He will be missed by his grandchildren Katie, Stephen, Ben, Joe, James and Emma. The family would like to thank the wonderful, caring staff at Sheridan Villa and Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.
The family will receive Friends on Monday from 5: 30-7:00 p.m. at the Glen Oaks Visitation Centre, 3164 9th Line at Dundas (Hwy 5 and 403), Oakville (905) 257-8822. Funeral service in the chapel at 7 o'clock. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation.

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HINDE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-09 published
HINDE, James George
World War 2 - Royal Canadian Air Force (Flying Officer, Commonwealth Air Training Plan) At Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on Friday, May 6, 2005 in his 87th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Joan Catherine HINDE (née TALBOT). Loving father of John (Marcia,) Jill HARE (Tom) and Jancis SULLIVAN (Kevin.) He will be missed by his grandchildren Katie, Stephen, Ben, Joe, James and Emma. The family would like to thank the wonderful, caring staff at Sheridan Villa and Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. The family will receive Friends on Monday from 5: 30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Glen Oaks Visitation Centre, 3164 9th Line at Dundas (Hwy 5 and 403), Oakville, 905-257-8822. Funeral service in the chapel at 7 o'clock. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation.

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HINDER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-24 published
SHEILS, Francis John, Eng.
Quickly and peacefully at the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital in Cowansville, at age 80. Husband of Louise ARCHAMBAULT. Father of: Patrick (Jennifer HINDER,) Andrew (Joanne FERNANDES) and Leslie (Luca RIVELLINI.) He leaves his beloved grandchildren: Liam SHEILS, Angelina SHEILS, Matteo and Emma RIVELLINI. We are all so thankful to have had the time we had with him. The Funeral Mass will be held at St-Edouard Church, 364 Knowlton Road in Knowlton, Québec, on Tuesday, January 25 at 1 p.m. Donations to either BMP Foundation, 950 Principale, Cowansville J2K 1K3 or The Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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HINDER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-04 published
SPRENGER, Willi " Bill"
Retired employee of PPG. Born 2nd March 1929 in Duingen, Germany to parents Willi and Erna SPRENGER, and predeceased by brother Gunter. Passed away at St. Joseph's Health Centre on 1st June 2005. Willi was a kind and gentle man who will be lovingly remembered by Suzy, Graham, David and Natalie WILKINSON and by residents/staff at Lakeshore Lodge, especially Joan HINDER. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 6th at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at Lakeshore Lodge, 3197 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Etobicoke.

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HINDES o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-04 published
HINDES, Ida Caroline (PORTER)
Peacefully at Lee Manor, Owen Sound, on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005. Ida Caroline PORTER, in her 88th year. Predeceased by her husband, Sid (1998). Loving mother of Janet and her husband, Philip KNIGHT, of Orangeville, Charles, of Duncan, British Columbia, Sandra SANTELLI, of Ohio. Dear grandmother of Brandon HINDES and Leanne LUMBARDO. Predeceased by her brothers, Arthur and Elmer. Caroline will be missed by other relatives and Friends. A graveside service will be held in the spring at St. Andrew's Cemetery, Caledon. Arrangements entrusted to Dods and Mcnair Funeral Home and Chapel, Orangeville (519-941-1392). A tree will be planted in memory of Caroline 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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HINDLE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-30 published
HINDLE, Marion Burnice (née REAR)
At Errinrung Nursing Home, in Thornbury, on Tuesday, June 28th, 2005 at the age of 82. Marion HINDLE, daughter of the late Joseph and Ada (SHERIDAN) REAR. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Melvin HINDLE, on July 20th, 2002. Loving mother of Merle and his wife Maxine, of Owen Sound; Sheila and her husband Doug CORNELL, of Thornbury; Brian and his wife Brenda, of Collingwood; Deborah and her husband Alvin SHAW, of Ravenna. Sadly missed grandmother of Kevin (Jennifer) CORNELL; Craig CORNELL; Gregory (Belinda PEARCE) and Erin HINDLE and Christopher SHAW. Predeceased by her brother Burton REAR and his wife Helen and an infant brother, Harold. Dear sister-in-law of Maude PETTY (late Elgin,) of Meaford Shirley HINDLE (late Wes,) of Holland Centre. Also predeceased by a sister-in-law, Eileen McGUIRE (late Clarence,) of Thornbury and a brother-in-law, Fred HINDLE, of Elmira. Loved aunt of many nieces and nephews and their families. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, in Thornbury, on Thursday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be conducted at Grace United Church, in Thornbury, on Friday, July 1st at 1: 30 p.m. Interment at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Meaford General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
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HINDLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-04 published
HINDLE, Walter

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HINDLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-18 published
LACKOWICZ, John Michael
Passed away on June 13 in Collingwood, Ontario. John was a remarkable man who for two years faced the cancer he was fighting with his characteristic strength and positive spirit. Born on October 26, 1935 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, John received his degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto in 1957, working in a gold mine and tobacco fields to pay for his tuition. From this relatively modest beginning, John used his intelligence, personal drive and financial skills to become a senior vice-president at SNC-Lavalin, specializing in international trade agreements. His exceptional career took him around the globe, where he always earned the respect of his business colleagues through his fairness, his energy and his wonderful character. John retired in 2000 to Naples, Florida and Collingwood, Ontario with his wife of 46 years, Beverly. Always full of energy, John remained active with his passion for golf, working on the administrative boards of his communities and constantly improving the local grounds with his love of gardening and flowers. The ideal partner, best friend and true love to his wife Beverly (née HINDLE,) supportive and proud father to daughter Linda, son-in-law Ronald and son Robert, and a loving grandfather to his treasures Meghan and Kaitlyn. Lovingly remembered by his dear brother Edward, sister-in-law Barbara and his cousins, nephews and nieces. Predeceased by his father John, mother Annie (née WOSZAK) and brother Walter. To the end, John lived life on his terms, enjoying every moment spent with his wonderful Friends and family. His kindness, good humor and optimism provided richness to the lives of all who knew this special man. Although he will be greatly missed, we know that he is now tending his favorite roses in heaven. A memorial service for John will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at 3 p.m. at Fawcett Funeral Home, 82 Pine Street, Collingwood, Ontario. This will be followed by a celebration of John's wonderful life at the Lighthouse Point recreation center at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Canadian or American Cancer Societies or the charity of the donor's choice in John's name. You may leave stories, memories or comments for the family on the internet by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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HINDLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-04 published
HINDLE, Walter

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HINDLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-28 published
HINDLE, Alice
Passed away peacefully at HILLcrest Village, Midland on Tuesday, December 27th, 2005. Alice HINDLE of Bluewater Beach, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Robert J. HINDLE. Dear mother of Fred HINDLE of Bluewater Beach, Paul HINDLE of Toronto, Robert HINDLE and his wife Debbie of Perkinsfield. Loving grandmother of Lisa and her husband Kyle, Christopher, Robbie and Adam. Great-grandmother of Haley and Benjamin. The family will receive Friends at the Nicholls Funeral Home, 330 Midland Ave., Midland on Thursday, December 29th from 11 a.m. until time of memorial service in the Chapel at 12 Noon. Cremation has taken place. If desired, memorial donations to the Midland and District Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or Huronia Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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HINDLEY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-17 published
HILTS, Kenneth C.
Formerly of Woodstock, in his 92nd year, passed away peacefully in Goderich, on Wednesday, June 15th, 2005, surrounded by loving family. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Rachel HILTS. Loved father of Stewart (Maria) of Guelph and Marilyn POTTER (Bruce) of Goderich. Dear grandfather of William (Jill), Matthew (Paula), Katherine (Darryl), Susan, Carol, Jane and Anne. Fondly remembered by his brother, Jack (Elsie), in Vancouver, sister-in-law, Jean SHIER, Susan BARKER (Jim), Helen WATSON, and Doug RICHARDS (Marion) and their families. Predeceased by his sister, Alice RICHARDS (Ross). Ken taught at W.C.I. and is still fondly remembered by numerous students, he then went into business and was involved with McLellan and Hilts Real Estate Ltd. and Jamieson-Hilts Insurance Agency Ltd. Ken was the last founding life member of Craigowan Golf and Country Club, and a longtime member at Central United Church. Friends will be received at Central United Church, 34 Riddell Street, Woodstock, on Sunday, June 19th, 2005, from 2: 00 to 3: 00 p.m. where a memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. with Reverend Kathi URBASIK- HINDLEY officiating. Contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated and may be arranged through the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock (539-0004). On-line condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com. Over his lifetime, Ken was actively involved in many facets of the community and will be greatly missed.
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HINDLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-17 published
HILTS, Kenneth C.
Kenneth C. HILTS formerly of Woodstock in his 92nd year passed away peacefully in Goderich, on Wednesday June 15, 2005 surrounded by loving family. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Rachel HILTS. Loved father of Stewart (Maria) of Guelph and Marilyn POTTER (Bruce) of Goderich. Dear grandfather of William (Jill,) Matthew (Paula), Katherine (Darryl), Susan, Carol, Jane, and Anne. Fondly remembered by his brother Jack (Elsie) in Vancouver, sister-in-law Jean SHIER, Susan BARKER (Jim), Helen WATSON, and Doug RICHARDS (Marion) and their families. Predeceased by his sister Alice RICHARDS (Ross.)
Ken taught at W.C.I. and is still fondly remembered by numerous students, he then went into business and was involved with McLellan and Hilts Real Estate Ltd. and Jamieson-Hilts Insurance Agency Ltd. Ken was the last founding life member of Craigowan Golf and Country Club, and a longtime member at Central United Church. Friends will be received at Central United Church, 34 Riddell Street, Woodstock on Sunday June 19, 2005 from 2 to 3 p.m. where a memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. with Reverend Kathi URBASIK- HINDLEY officiating. Contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the C.N.I.B. would be appreciated and may be arranged through the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (539-0004). On-line condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com. Over his lifetime, Ken was actively involved in many facets of the community and will be greatly missed.

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HINDMAN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2005-03-09 published
Benjamin Earl LEESON
In loving memory of Benjamin Earl LEESON who died peacefully at home on Saturday March 5, 2005 at the age of 78 years.
Earl sailed for 51 years starting right from public school. He was a Marine Engineer for many years. Born in Hilly Grove on December 26, 1926. son of the late Benjamin and Kathrine LEESON. Survived by his cherished wife Eileen (née MOGGY) LEESON. Loved by son Morden and wife Bertha. Will be greatly missed by grandchildren Ben, Luke, Shauna and Jesse. Remembered by sister Muriel and husband Cecil HINDMAN. Predeceased by brothers Bob and Orval (wife Brenda.) Family and Friends gathered on Monday evening from 6 - 9 pm. The funeral service was held on Tuesday March 8, 2005 at 2 pm at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Manitowaning. Burial in the spring in Hilly Grove Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.

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HINDMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-20 published
MacDONALD, Stewart Alexander
At Central Place in Owen Sound on Thursday, February 17, 2005, in his 98th year. Stewart Alexander MacDONALD, beloved husband of the late Edith MacDONALD, and the loving father of Sandra NEEDHAM, Laurie and her husband Michael FITZSIMONS, and Islay (Mrs. Ray BROMLEY.) Loving grandfather of Elizabeth, Michael, Steven, Peter and Joanne. Great-grandfather of Roxanne, Vash, Tyrus, Jessica, Nicholas, Raymond, Elizabeth, Haley and Riley. Special brother to Howard HINDMAN. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers Gordon, Murray and Douglas. Friends were received at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home, Owen Sound on Saturday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral service was be held at the funeral home on Saturday evening at 7 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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HINDMARSH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-18 published
HINDMARSH, Dr. Carol
Dr. Carol HINDMARSH (an anesthesiologist for over 25 years at the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital). On Thursday, April 14, 2005 a the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Dr. HINDMARSH, at the age of 61, loved mother of Christine CLARK and Michael CLARK. Loved daughter of Marian and the late John HINDMARSH. Dear sister of Susan CHAN, Joan MATHIEU, Kate CINO and John HINDMARSH. She will be greatly missed by many other family members and Friends. Visitation will be held at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, (905-844-2600) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday. A Service of Thanksgiving Celebrating the life of Carol will be held at Maple Grove United Church, 346 Maple Grove Drive, Oakville, Ontario L6J 4V5 on Sunday, April 17, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment to follow at Old Oakville Cemetery. If desired, memorial contribution to the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Chari table Corporation, 327 Reynolds Street, Oakville, Ontario L6J 3L7, the John Hindmarsh Environmental Trust Fund, c/o Maitland Conservation Foundation, Box 127, Wroxeter, Ontario N0G 2X0 or Maple Grove United Church, would be appreciated by the family. E-mail condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca please place HINDMARSH on the subject line.

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HINDMARSH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-09 published
Beland HONDERICH, Newspaper Publisher (1918-2005)
Micromanager changed the Toronto Star from a scoop-an-edition news sheet into an information-based vehicle for an emerging middle class, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Wednesday, November 9, 2005, Page S9
An outsider who joined the Toronto Star as a "wartime replacement," Beland (Bee) HONDERICH worked his way up through the newsroom to become editor, publisher and ultimately chairman of the board of the country's largest and most colourful city newspaper. Its archives can boast staff bylines belonging to Ernest Hemingway (he likened it to "serving in the Prussian army under a bad general"), Pierre Berton, Gordon Sinclair and Peter Newman.
A micromanager and a curmudgeon who was feared more than he was loved, he transformed and modernized the Star, built a legendary newsroom in the late 1950s and 1960s, fought and won a newspaper war with the now defunct Toronto Telegram, bought up its circulation lists and its fleet of community newspapers, crusaded in support of diversity, national unity and cultural nationalism, and acquired Harlequin Enterprises, for many years a substantial cash cow for Torstar Corp.
"He took a paper that mattered and turned it into a great newspaper. I think his impact on Canadian journalism and his craft was huge," said his son, John HONDERICH, himself a former editor and publisher of the Toronto Star and now a member of the board of directors of Torstar Corp.
He was hard to love, but easy to respect, said Peter NEWMAN, editor-in-chief from 1969 to 1971. "I was always impressed by his wisdom, his determination and his optimistic view of the Canadian future. Unlike most publishers, his ideology went way beyond the bottom line. He never really understood the Canada that stretched beyond the shadow of the C.N. Tower, but he loved the idea of this country."
Beland (Bee) Hugh HONDERICH was born in Baden (near Kitchener,) Ontario, one of six children of John William HONDERICH, a Mennonite postmaster and railway agent, and Rae Laura (ARMSTRONG,) a Presbyterian. Religion was a contentious and omnipresent factor, according to Mr. HONDERICH's youngest brother, philosopher Edgar (Ted) HONDERICH. His father liked unusual names. He called his eldest son Loine and he named his second son after a physician named Béland in Montreal.
During the Depression, the family home was sold at auction when the mortgage holder foreclosed. Beland left school after Grade 8 to help support the family and began working as the Baden correspondent for the Kitchener Record (now The Record) in 1935 at the age of 17.
He did well covering two big fires in his community and made the move to the Toronto Star as a wartime replacement in 1943, earning $35 a week. He had been rejected from the armed forces because he had poor eyesight and a bad ear. When he got to the Star, he was told "all the good men were away fighting" and warned that there wouldn't be a job for him when they came back.
Shy, private, and insecure -- the poorly educated country man in the big city -- he "always felt he had to work twice as hard," according to his son, John.
Mr. HONDERICH told the journalist Doug (now George) FETHERLING in a 1983 interview for Saturday Night magazine that "you produced or else," explaining that he covered two speeches a day, delivering a few facts and a couple of "punchy" quotes. "It left a deep impression on my mind... what people are interested in is information." This was a lesson he would apply when he had control of the paper.
Far from being dismissed when peace was declared, he was promoted to financial editor in 1945, named editor-in-chief a decade later and elected a director of the company in 1957.
The Toronto Star is a private business like other newspapers in Canada, but it is unusual in that it is owned by a group of families and it operates according to a set of principles established by the late Joseph ATKINSON Sr. He became editor in 1899, quickly turned the struggling newspaper around and soon acquired a controlling interest. In 1911, Harry C. HINDMARSH joined the paper. He became Mr. ATKINSON's lieutenant and his son-in-law. Together, they turned the newspaper into the home of "razzle-dazzle journalism," ordering saturation coverage of big stories and indulging in huge headlines, full-page pictures and wacky stunts. They also supported the Liberal Party and social-welfare issues such as mothers' allowances, unemployment insurance, old-age pensions, minimum wages and the rights of labour unions. The combination of Christian piety, free-wheeling Fabian socialism and popular journalism was good for circulation and advertising revenues. By 1913, the Star was Toronto's largest paper and Mr. ATKINSON was its controlling shareholder.
He died in 1948, leaving an estate of more than $8-million, putting the bulk of it, including the ownership of the paper, into the Atkinson Charitable Foundation, which he had established six years earlier. In his will, he directed that profits from the paper's operations were "for the promotion and maintenance of social, scientific and economic reforms which are charitable in nature, for the benefit of the people of the province of Ontario" and he stipulated that the paper could be sold only to people who shared his social views.
Mr. HINDMARSH became president of the five-person board established to govern the paper and carry out Mr. ATKINSON's wishes. However, the Ontario government, led by Conservative Leslie FROST, and rival newspapers, including The Globe and Mail and The Toronto Telegram, argued that the foundation was merely a device to avoid paying succession duties on Mr. ATKINSON's estate.
The FROST government passed a law forbidding charitable foundations from owning more than 10 per cent of a profit-making business. The Star was given seven years to sell its business interests, with the foundation's trustees, officers and directors allowed to buy them, subject to the approval of the Supreme Court of Canada.
While this wrangling was going on, Mr. HINDMARSH dropped dead of a heart attack on December 20, 1956. The new board of the Atkinson Foundation was made up of Joseph S. ATKINSON (son of the late Mr. ATKINSON,) his sister Ruth HINDMARSH (widow of Mr. HINDMARSH), Burnett THALL, William J. CAMPBELL and Mr. HONDERICH.
In 1958, after swearing before the Supreme Court that they would uphold the principles outlined in Mr. ATKINSON's will, they were allowed to buy the newspaper. They paid $25.5-million in a leveraged buyout, which Globe business columnist Eric REGULY has called "the steal of the century." They put down $1-million in cash and secured most of the rest by selling debt and preferred shares to the public.
Mr. HONDERICH, who had been editor for three years and on the board for one, had no family money or other resources to draw upon. He was living in a duplex with his wife and three children. "We had one couch and one chair," said his son John. "The Bank of Commerce virtually put up all the money, but the security was the shares of the largest newspaper in the country."
In addition, Mr. HONDERICH took a personal loan for his 15-per-cent share, helped by advice and references from accountant, cultural nationalist and later politician, Walter GORDON. Today, Torstar Corp., the media conglomerate that owns the Star, is worth about $1.7-billion.
As editor and then publisher, Mr. HONDERICH built the great Toronto Star newsroom of the late 1950s and 1960s. He transformed the paper from a flashy, scoop-an-edition news sheet into an information-based vehicle for columnists and critics. He quickly realized, according to journalist Val SEARS, that the real market in the postwar period lay in finding readers among the young middle class in the suburbs who were moving up through the social strata.
They wanted context and information, not just headlines. Ron HAGGART worked as a columnist for the Star in the sixties. Mr. HONDERICH had the right ideas about how to change the Star, which was a stodgy, old-fashioned paper, according to Mr. HAGGART. "It was still a paper that believed the most recent event deserved a headline because it had happened in the last hour."
Among the stable of writers and editors Mr. HONDERICH enlisted or celebrated were: Pierre Berton as a daily columnist, Charles Templeton as managing editor, Nathan Cohen as drama critic, Milt Dunnell on sports, Gwyn (Jocko) Thomas on crime and Peter NEWMAN as Ottawa editor and editor-in-chief.
He loved to hire people, said journalist Robert FULFORD, who worked for the Star twice (from 1958 to 1962 and from 1964 to 1968), but he quickly grew bored with them. Managing editors were a notoriously endangered species, according to Mr. FULFORD, who once joked that after more than two years on the job, managing editors took on the look of "hunted animals." When he was having trouble sleeping at night, police reporter Jocko Thomas was said to recite the names of the more than 40 city editors who served during his long career at the paper.
Mr. NEWMAN spent seven years at the Star, leaving in 1971 in "frustration because [Mr. HONDERICH] was always stone-cold certain about what he didn't want, but not good at suggesting practical options."
He could be a bully. "He wasn't a particularly big man, but he looked big to his employees. He tended to tower," said Mr. SEARS, who worked for Mr. HONDERICH for about 25 years in a number of capacities, including Ottawa bureau chief and Washington correspondent. "He spoke low, but he made his position very clear. On the other hand, he was certainly the best publisher I ever worked for because he knew what he wanted and he would back you up."
Saying that he and Mr. HONDERICH fought a lot, especially when he was editor of the editorial page, Mr. SEARS said he always thought it was a mistake to try to outguess his boss. Mr. HONDERICH seemed aware of his power. "He once said to me, 'If I walk through that newsroom and I say to someone it is a nice day, by the final edition I have two full pages on the weather," said Mr. SEARS.
Stories abound about Mr. HONDERICH's tendency to micromanage. When he was editor, he behaved as though he was the publisher and when he became publisher and president in 1966, "he acted as though he owned the paper outright," Mr. FULFORD said.
Staffers were obsessed with anticipating his wishes, often with bizarre results. Somebody heard that "Bee" believed that a colour photograph had to have red in it, so Star photographers took to stowing red jackets in their cars and asking people to put them on before snapping their pictures, or so the story goes.
"Bee had a phobia about accompanying each picture in his paper with explanatory cutlines," recalled Mr. NEWMAN. "I got hell once for running an illustration of Gina Lollobrigida, the Italian film star, standing beside a male dwarf, because I had left out the 'left' and 'right' identifications."
During his years at the newspaper, Mr. HONDERICH oversaw the introduction of colour, the shift from an afternoon to a morning paper, a Sunday edition and the appointment of the first ombudsman at any paper in Canada. He was also a driving force behind the establishment of the Ontario Press Council. In 1976, he was appointed chairman and chief executive officer of Torstar Corp. He continued to serve as publisher until September, 1988.
Mr. HONDERICH married three times. His and his first wife Florence divorced in 1962. He married Agnes KING in 1968. Star legend has it that he called the paper from the airport as he and his bride were leaving on their honeymoon and asked for the front page to be read to him. She died of cancer in 1999 after a long and painful illness. "He was amazingly diligent in the way he cared for her," said his son John.
That same year he became engaged to Rina WHELAN, a widow he had met many years before (when both were married to other people) in the barbershop of the Hotel Vancouver, where she worked as a manicurist. "This is one of the great love stories," John HONDERICH said, "I have had the honour of standing up for him at two of his three weddings."
The HONDERICHs lived in the penthouse of La Carina (Rina's House,) a condominium she had developed and built on English Bay. "He was a wealthy man and she was a wealthy woman," commented Mr. HONDERICH's brother Ted, "and so both were under suspicion of being gold diggers."
Mr. HONDERICH became more left wing in his politics as he became older, said his brother. "All newspaper publishers are accused of being ruthless, but actually they are activists," he said. "They want to make things happen and they don't like things hanging on in an indecisive way."
Beland Hugh HONDERICH was born on November 25, 1918, in Baden, Ontario. He died yesterday in St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver after a massive stroke. He was 86. He is survived by his first wife Florence, his third wife Rina, three children, six grandchildren and one brother.

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HINDMARSH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-16 published
HINDMARSH, Dr. Carol
(An anesthesiologist for over 25 years at the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital) On Thursday, April 14, 2005 at the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Dr. HINDMARSH, at the age of 61, loved mother of Christine CLARK and Michael CLARK. Loved daughter of Marion and the late John HINDMARSH. Dear sister of Susan CHAN, Joan MATHIEU, Kate CINO and John HINDMARSH. She will be greatly missed by many other family members and Friends. Visitation will be held at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville (905-844-2600) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday. A Service of Thanksgiving Celebrating the life of Carol will be held at Maple Grove United Church, 346 Maple Grove Drive, Oakville, Ontario L6J 4V5, on Sunday, April 17, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment to follow at Old Oakville Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Charitable Corporation, 327 Reynolds Street, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 3L7, the John Hindmarsh Environmental Trust Fund, c/o Maitland Conservation Foundation, Box 127, Wroxeter, Ontario N0G 2X0 or Maple Grove United Church, would be appreciated by the family. E-mail condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca; please place HINDMARSH on the subject line.

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HINDMARSH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-09 published
He made his mark on city and nation
By WARREN Gerard, Special To The Star
Beland HONDERICH rose from plain beginnings to become one of the most influential Canadians of his day, using his power as publisher of Canada's largest newspaper to influence the agenda in politics and business at every level.
At the same time he set new standards for informed, in-depth, responsible reporting.
HONDERICH, publisher of the Toronto Star for 22 of his 52 years at the paper, died in Vancouver at 86 yesterday following a stroke.
HONDERICH was a fiercely private man, almost reclusive, but that didn't keep him from being an impatient perfectionist, a leader whose principal ethic was work.
The Star was his life, his passion.
Among his many honours, and one he treasured, was his election in 1986 to the News Hall of Fame by journalists across Canada for leading "Canadian newspapers into a new direction, taking readers backstage to explore and explain the current events that shaped their lives."
HONDERICH left the publisher's office in 1988, going on to become board chairman of the newspaper and its parent company, Torstar Corp. He retired from that position in 1994, but maintained an office across from the newsroom on the fifth floor at One Yonge St. until 1999.
Beland Hugh HONDERICH was born in Kitchener on November 25, 1918, and grew up in the nearby village of Baden. He was proud of his pioneer roots -- Mennonites from Germany who found religious freedom in Waterloo County in the early 1800s.
"My father was a man who stood for religious freedom, and I am proud to follow in his footsteps," HONDERICH once said.
His father, John HONDERICH, was ostracized in the staunchly traditional Mennonite community because he and young Beland went to hear a speaker from another Amish sect. The shunning, as it was called, meant that other Reform Mennonites were forbidden to sit down to eat with them or to shake their hands.
Nor did his father quite fit in with his thrifty, hard-working neighbours in other ways. A sometime beekeeper, homespun village philosopher, printer and pamphleteer for liberal causes, he was "not a very good provider" in a community where work was next to godliness.
His mother, Rae, was the family's main breadwinner. She was the local telephone operator, a job that included the use of a train station in Baden which served as a home for the HONDERICHs and their six children. HONDERICH recalled that the family never went hungry, but there was little money for anything but food.
He gathered coal along the railway tracks to heat their home and carried water in summer to gangs of workers repairing the roads. In the mornings, he worked around the Canadian National Railway station, sweeping and cleaning up for 40 cents a day.
Despite winning a regional debating championship with his sister Ruth -- they defended the proposition that the Soviet way of life was superior to the American way -- he struggled to pass high school entrance examinations.
HONDERICH didn't do well in high school. And it didn't help that he had to hitchhike 16 kilometres to and from school in Kitchener. As a result, his attendance was spotty and his marks were poor. He was demoted in his second year to a commercial course "where at least I learned to type."
Discouraged, he dropped out of school and got a job as a farmhand at the beginning of the Great Depression, much to his mother's displeasure. "You can do better than that," he recalled her saying on more than one occasion.
The farm job didn't last. His introduction to reporting came about because his father was hard of hearing and took his son to public meetings and political rallies to take notes. It taught the young HONDERICH, who was later to battle deafness himself, to write quickly and accurately.
He inherited a Kitchener-Waterloo Record paper route from one of his brothers, which led him to become the paper's correspondent for Baden at 10 cents a column inch. He created news by organizing a softball team and covering its games for the paper.
When he was 17, fires on successive nights destroyed two barns owned by a prominent Baden farmer. Arson was suspected and the young HONDERICH's coverage so impressed his editors that they offered him a tryout as a cub reporter in Kitchener at $15 a week.
He showed up for work in a mismatched jacket and pants and with his two front teeth missing from a tough hockey game the night before. He didn't shine as a reporter.
The publisher, W.J. MOTZ, concluded after a week that HONDERICH was in the wrong line of work and told city editor Art LOW/LOWE/LOUGH to fire him. But LOW/LOWE/LOUGH saw something in the youngster and persuaded MOTZ to give him a second chance.
LOW/LOWE/LOUGH worked HONDERICH hard. He gave him an assignment each evening to go along with his day job. Ed HAYES, who worked at the Record in those days, recalled in an interview that HONDERICH (or "Bee" as he was nicknamed) was determined to succeed.
"Each reporter was supposed to turn in a story every afternoon at the end of his shift. Bee wasn't satisfied with that. He'd turn in two, three or more.
"He was the darling of the city desk."
As time went by, he improved, becoming more and more confident. He was also developing into a perfectionist. So much so, in fact, that he'd bet an ice cream with an assistant city editor that he would find nothing that needed to be changed in a HONDERICH story.
At first, he recalled, it cost him a lot of ice cream cones, but later he rarely had to pay off.
In those early days at the Record, HONDERICH knew he had a country bumpkin image. So when he had saved enough money, he went to a quality menswear store and asked the manager to show him how to dress. He bought a dark pin-striped suit, complete with vest, and that look became his uniform in life.
A fellow staffer at the Record recalled HONDERICH borrowing a bike from a delivery boy and speeding off to an assignment in his pin-striped suit.
And co-workers described him as a loner who rarely headed for the beer parlour with the boys after work, though he was known to sip a scotch on special occasions. Mostly, he went to Norm Jones' restaurant for a milkshake.
Though he spent most of his time working, he taught Sunday school at a Presbyterian church, and served as secretary for a minor hockey league.
This involvement brought him into contact with Milt DUNNELL, the legendary Star sports columnist, who had made a name for himself at the Stratford Beacon Herald before heading for Toronto. He told HONDERICH that the Star was looking for reporters to replace those who had enlisted to serve in World War 2. HONDERICH, who had been rejected by the Royal Canadian Air Force and merchant marine because of poor eyesight and hearing, applied to the Star in 1943 and was hired as a reporter for $35 a week.
He was proud that the Kitchener city council gave him a vote of thanks for his fair reporting. And MOTZ, the publisher who thought he would never make it in the newspaper business, begged him not to go.
Stepping into the grandly marbled lobby of the Star's building at 80 King St. W., HONDERICH recalled that he was "scared as hell." But he was in the right place. This was the world of Joe ATKINSON.
As publisher, Joseph E. ATKINSON had guided the paper through most of the first half-century and was seen by friend and foe alike as one of the country's leading reformers. It turned out that the publisher and his new employee had some things in common.
Both had come from large, impoverished, God-fearing families in small-town Ontario, and quit school early to put food on the table. "One thing I had in common with Joe ATKINSON," HONDERICH recalled, "is that I knew need."
There was a major difference, however. ATKINSON was a star of Canadian journalism in 1899 when the new owners of the Toronto Evening Star hired him at 34 to run the paper. HONDERICH was 24 when he arrived at the paper, an unproven asset at the time.
But he didn't take long to prove himself. His work was soon noticed by Harry C. HINDMARSH, ATKINSON's son-in-law and the man who ran the newsroom.
HINDMARSH sent HONDERICH to Saskatchewan for the election that brought Tommy Douglas and the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (later to become the New Democratic Party) to power in 1944.
The next year he was sent back to do a progress report on North America's first socialist government. His stories were so enthusiastically some thought naively -- positive that the Saskatchewan government asked permission to reprint them.
They also caught the eye of Joe ATKINSON, whose reform ideas were at home with the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation's, although he never endorsed the party at election time. HONDERICH was marked as someone worth watching. He was asked to fill in as an editorial writer, the newspaper job he enjoyed most of all.
Some critics said HONDERICH's writing lacked flair or style. But it was clear. He explained complicated matters in simple, accurate terms. His idea was to dive right into a story, delivering the promise of the headline in the first paragraph.
In his reporting career, HONDERICH covered a wide variety of assignments, collecting his share of scoops, enough to impress HINDMARSH. In 1946, he called in HONDERICH, congratulated him on a story, then remarked, "Oh, by the way, the financial editor left today. I'd like you to start as financial editor on Monday."
"But I don't know the difference between a stock and a bond," HONDERICH replied.
"You'll learn," HINDMARSH said.
HONDERICH told HINDMARSH he would take the job on the condition that he be allowed to go back to feature writing if it didn't work out.
"If you don't make a go of it, you'll go out the door," HINDMARSH said in a menacing way.
It goes without saying that HONDERICH made a go of it.
One of the first things he noticed from his new desk was a tailor at work in a building across King St. He decided his business section would write for that tailor, for the ordinary person.
His News Hall of Fame citation noted: "He led in turning the writing and presentation of financial news into a readable subject in terms that interest the average reader." He criticized the stock exchange, questioned banking methods, recommended profit sharing, and supported credit unions and other co-operatives.
But when there were major stories to be covered, HINDMARSH often took HONDERICH out of his financial department and sent him all over the globe -- to Newfoundland on the eve of its joining Canada, to Argentina where press freedom was under attack, to Asia with Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent for the first round-the-world trip taken by a Canadian prime minister, and to Britain for the funeral of George VI.
In 1948, HONDERICH, along with 12 other employees, chartered the first Canadian local of the American Newspaper Guild. As president of the union, he signed the first contract with the Star.
Some members of the union were suspicious, however, thinking that as financial editor he was "a company stooge" trying to make sure the Guild didn't fall into the hands of disgruntled left-wingers.
They weren't aware, however, that he knew all about bad working conditions because he had done both day and night assignments as a young reporter in Kitchener.
He served three terms as Guild president and helped win better pay and working conditions. Later, on the other side of the negotiating table, he continued to believe in the need for an organized newsroom, although that view was severely tested in a bitter strike in HONDERICH had become a major force in the newsroom when ATKINSON died in 1948 after nearly 50 years as publisher of a racy paper with principles.
His death, however, created a crisis at the paper. ATKINSON's will had left the Star to a charitable foundation to be administered by his trustees. However, the Ontario Conservative government passed the Charitable Gifts Act, which said no charity could own more than 10 per cent of a business.
The government may have viewed the will as an attempt to escape death duties, but more likely the legislation was an attempt to muzzle the Star, a liberal thorn in the Tory side.
Nevertheless, it became a distinct possibility the paper might be sold to outside interests. Bidders, including beer baron E.P. TAILOR/TAYLOR, were lining up for a chance to buy what had become Canada's most profitable daily.
The Star was granted stays of execution however, and HINDMARSH, the founder's son-in-law, succeeded ATKINSON until his own death in 1956. In the HINDMARSH years, the paper seemed to lose direction and much of its fairness, particularly in the reporting of politics. The paper's reputation was going downhill.
Meanwhile, HONDERICH had been appointed editor-in-chief in 1955 and a couple of years later he was appointed to the board, after HINDMARSH's sudden death. It put him in the position of becoming an owner of the paper.
Walter GORDON, an accountant who was to become finance minister in Lester Pearson's Liberal government, worked out a plan for the trustees to buy the Star by putting up $1 million among the six of them, including HONDERICH. The paper was valued at $25.5 million.
At the time, the sale price was the most ever paid in Canada for a newspaper, and it turned out to be a steal. Under HONDERICH's leadership, Torstar, the Star's parent company, would become a more than $1 billion enterprise over the next 30-plus years.
For readers and the staff, the HONDERICH years had begun, although he didn't take over as publisher until 1966. Immediately, however, he went about remaking the paper. Headlines didn't scream any more, and the silly and the sensational disappeared from the paper.
HONDERICH was putting his stamp on the Star. Reporting only the facts wasn't good enough. He demanded thorough backgrounding of stories to make them understandable to the average reader. Or, as he said, for "my barber."
He created a great newsroom that included sports columnist DUNNELL and leading Canadian writers such as Pierre BERTON, Peter NEWMAN, Charles TEMPLETON and Nathan COHEN, as well as award-winning cartoonist Duncan MacPHERSON.
HONDERICH returned the Star to the principles of Joseph E. ATKINSON, including a reform-centred editorial policy. Unemployment, affordable housing, adequate welfare benefits, medicare, pensions, minority rights, the need for an independent Canada -- these became subjects he demanded be dealt with on a daily basis.
In one of his rare public appearances, he told a group of editors in 1961 that "the basic function of a newspaper is to inform, to tell the public what is happening in the community, in the nation and in the world. You will notice I did not use the word, entertain." He felt that television had made entertainment a secondary function for newspapers. "How much better then, to concentrate on what we can do best, and that is to inform the public."
The change was most evident in the Star's treatment of politics and economics. The background feature gradually became commonplace in North American journalism, and a poll of U.S. editors rated the Star one of the world's 10 top foreign papers.
Critics of the HONDERICH way -- many of them highly placed in the paper -- couldn't wait for HONDERICH's grey, humourless Star to fail, but they were doomed to disappointment, just as surely as the Star's competitor -- the unchanging Telegram -- was doomed to extinction.
Not only did the Star's circulation grow, so did its profits.
Honesty and integrity were words that most people associated with HONDERICH. But many on his staff found him a demanding taskmaster, an uncompromising and often difficult man to deal with. There was never any doubt that Beland HONDERICH was the boss. He wasn't one for chit-chat.
Early in his career as publisher, he all but cut himself off from the social whirl of movers and shakers. He admitted to becoming almost reclusive after finding himself challenged at social functions and parties to defend Star policies he felt needed no defence, especially since he had put them into place.
But he never felt that way about the public at large. The so-called Little Guy could get him on the phone more easily than a celebrity could. His home number was in the book. And in the days when the Star was an afternoon paper, it wasn't unusual for an evening editor to get a call from HONDERICH, who in turn had received an irate call at home from a reader whose paper hadn't been delivered.
The paper would be delivered by taxi, and the taxi company was instructed to report to the editor the moment the paper had arrived. Then HONDERICH would phone the reader to make sure he was satisfied.
The first part of his 12-hour working day was spent poring over page proofs, quarrelling about leads of stories, questioning something in the 25th paragraph, asking for more background, and demanding follow-ups.
He was articulate, often painfully so for the person at the other end of his complaints. His editors took great pleasure when he demanded "antidotal" leads. He meant anecdotal leads.
Notes with the heavy-handed BHH signature on them rained from his office.
The difficulty everyone had in pleasing him and the way he prowled the newsroom won him the nickname "The Beast." And he was called "Drac" by some editors who thought he, like the vampire, sucked the staff dry.
When the paper departed from what the reader had come to believe was a Star tradition, he took to the typewriter to explain the reasons himself. In 1972, for example, he put his initials on an editorial that explained why the Star was supporting Progressive Conservative Robert Stanfield over Liberal Pierre Trudeau in the federal election.
In his rare public appearances, the nasal flatness of his voice often disguised the passion he felt for a subject. However, he was an effective spokesman for the causes he championed. In defending the Star's strong stand on economic nationalism, he told the Canadian Club it was based on the need to preserve the differences between Canada and the United States.
"I think our society tends to be more compassionate, somewhat less extreme and certainly less violent," he said. "We put more emphasis on basic human needs such as health insurance and pensions."
He warned that increased U.S. ownership of Canadian resources would endanger our ability to maintain those differences.
In a 1989 speech at Carleton University in Ottawa, he caused a stir when he argued that objectivity in newspapers was neither possible nor desirable.
"No self-respecting newspaper deliberately distorts or slants the news to make it conform to its own point of view," he said. "But you cannot publish a newspaper without making value judgments on what news you select to publish and how you present it in the paper.
"And these value judgments reflect a view of society -- a point of view if you will -- that carries as much weight, if not more, than what is said on the editorial page."
Just as ATKINSON used the news pages to popularize reform ideas, HONDERICH used them as a weapon in his own causes.
One example was his reaction to a document leaked to him outlining then-prime minister Brian Mulroney's government strategy on free trade. It said the communications strategy "should rely less on educating the public than getting across the message that the free trade initiative is a good idea -- in other words a selling job."
HONDERICH made sure all aspects of free trade were put under the kind of scrutiny the government wanted to avoid, particularly the possible effects on employment and social benefits.
Simon REISMAN, the bellicose chief trade negotiator, accused HONDERICH of personally waging a vendetta against free trade. He said HONDERICH used the Star "in a manner that contradicts every sense of fairness and decency in the newspaper business."
In reply, the unrepentant publisher said: "The role of a newspaper, as I see it, is to engage in the full and frank dissemination of the news and opinion from the perspective of its values and particular view of society. It should report the news fairly and accurately, reflect all pertinent facts and opinions and not only what the official establishment thinks and says."
As publisher, he demonstrated an impressive business savvy for a man who once said he hardly knew the difference between a stock and a bond. In 1972, he moved the paper to new quarters at One Yonge St.
And later, in his position as chief executive officer of the parent company, Torstar Corp., he acquired Harlequin Enterprises, the world's largest publisher of romance books, and 15 community newspapers to add to the 14 the Star already owned in the Toronto area.
At the same time, HONDERICH still was very much making his mark in journalism. He was the first in Canada to introduce a bureau of accuracy and to appoint an ombudsman to represent the reader in the newsroom. In a wider sense, he was the main force behind the establishment of the Ontario Press Council, where readers can take their complaints to an independent body.
As well as his election to the News Hall of Fame, he was honoured in other ways, receiving doctors of law degrees from Wilfrid Laurier and York universities, and the Order of Canada in 1987.
HONDERICH was married three times, the last time on New Year's Day 2000 to Rina WHELAN of Vancouver, the city where he lived until his death. He had two sons: John, who followed in his father's footsteps to become publisher of the Star, and David, an entrepreneur and one daughter, Mary, a philosophy and English teacher. He also had six grandchildren.
Even into his eighties, HONDERICH exercised daily and loved to play bridge, golf and fish.
Charles E. PASCAL, executive director of the Atkinson Charitable Foundation, recalled golfing with HONDERICH after he had entered his eighties. PASCAL was in his mid-fifties.
"I expected to be slowed down by playing with a couple of guys in their seventies and one in his eighties," PASCAL said. "Bee, as with everything else, played golf with determination, focus and tenacity. I was quite impressed with his golfing. He was very competitive."
After HONDERICH stepped down as publisher in 1988, and as a director of Torstar in 1995, he lost none of his zeal for pursuing causes. He did this through the Atkinson Charitable Foundation and his own personal philanthropy.
"His role on our board was absolutely essential, forceful, radical," PASCAL said.
"I had the sense that the older he got he became more and more impatient. He was impatient, just impatient, about all that is yet to be done by governments and others to reduce the inequities for those who are disadvantaged through no fault of their own."
He was generous in his giving and, as was his character, he had no interest in public recognition or praise.
"He just had no time whatsoever for personal recognition," PASCAL recalled.
"I think he would have liked to have been around forever if for no other reason than to contribute more."
At HONDERICH's request, there will be a cremation, after which the family will hold a small private gathering to celebrate his life.

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