MAYOFF o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-08 published
ISRAELOVITCH, Louis
Peacefully on December 6, 2005 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Kathleen. Dear father of Penny BABORE, Jimmy and Sue SYMIANICK, and June and Byron SONBERG. Grandfather of Tara and Chrissy BABORE, Sandra, Barbara and Jamie SYMIANICK, Jessica and Matthew SONBERG. Brother to Bessie GREENBLATT, Sarah MAYOFF, Myrna AIKMAN and the late Anne GOULD. Special thanks to supportive nieces and nephews Billy, Suzy, Elliot, Jack and Anna. A memeorial service will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville, 905-844-3221. Interment to follow. Appreciation is expressed to the attentive staff at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Dr. SOUTHEY and Dr. PANDYA. Should family and Friends so desire, memorial donations to the Oakville Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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MAYOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-21 published
MAYOR, Gladys Eleanor
Surrounded by her family on Sunday, September 18, 2005 at York Central Hospital at the age of 81. Loving mother of Anne VOLPE, Jim and his wife Cherie MAYOR. Special mother to Jacob and his wife Marina VAN HALTEREN. Beloved Nona of Thomas, Amy, Stephen, Amanda, Rachel, Candice, Laurence, Hetty, Jacob and Theodore. Survived by her dearest sister Anne JAMES. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road (north of Lawrence Ave.) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held Friday at 11: 30 a.m. at St. Timothy's Anglican Church, 100 Old Orchard Grove (Yonge and Lawrence). Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be made to gladys.mayor@wardfh.com

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MAYOROS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-01 published
BRADFIELD, Freda (SAGE)
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Saturday, February 26, 2005, Freda (SAGE,) BRADFIELD of Ingersoll, in her 92nd year. Wife of the late Gerald BRADFIELD (1983.) Dearest mother of Barbara and her husband Bob Simpson of London and Bill BRADFIELD of London. Freda will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Carrie THORNTON and her husband Owen of London, Bill SIMPSON and his wife Sharon of Oakville and Ben SIMPSON of London and great-grandchildren Kaitlyn and Christopher SIMPSON of Oakville. Freda was a longtime member of both Trinity United Church, Ingersoll and the Keystone Rebekah Lodge, Ingersoll. Predeceased by her brother Russell SAGE of Maybees Corners. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Keystone Rebekah Lodge Memorial Service Friday at 3: 00 p.m. Complete Funeral Service will be held at Trinity United Church, 118 Church Street, Ingersoll on Saturday, March 5, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Bill MAYOROS officiating. Interment Straffordville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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MAYOROS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-08 published
ACKERT, Ella Frances (née ALLISON)
Suddenly at her residence R.R.#3, Embro on Monday, March 7, 2005, Ella Frances (ALLISON) ACKERT, in her 66th year. Daughter of the late Bill and Edith ALLISON and the late Edna TROWHILL. Beloved wife of Alvin ACKERT. Dear mother of Rick and his wife Diane of Ingersoll. Dear grandmother of Tabitha, Skye, Rachel, Zach and Ericha Ella. Dear sister of Helen and her husband Edward BUTT of Ingersoll. Dear sister-in-law of Paul ACKERT and his wife Joanne of Burgessville and David ACKERT and his wife Janet of Ingersoll. Predeceased by one sister-in-law Helen MARCOTTE (2004). Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Trinity United Church, Ingersoll on Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Reverend Bill MAYOROS officiating, Interment later Harris Street Cemetery. Memorial donations to Lupus Society would be appreciated.

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MAYOROS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-07 published
WESSENGER, Frederick H.
Peacefully at Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll, on Tuesday, April 5, 2005, Frederick H. WESSENGER, of Ingersoll, in his 89th year. son of the late Edgar and Clara WESSENGER. Beloved husband of Margaret (LANGFORD) WESSENGER for 59 years. Dear father of Lynne STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and her husband Cal of Ingersoll and Anne SPIVEY and her husband Arnie of Exeter. Also loved and missed by his grandchildren Shawn and his wife Alana of Saint Thomas, Peter of Saint John's, Newfoundland, Martin of Vancouver, British Columbia, Harmony of Thornhill and Nathan of Exeter. Cherished great-grandfather of Cameron, Mitchell and Abraham. Predeceased by one brother Earl.
Fred was a longtime member of Trinity United Church, Ingersoll and the Ingersoll Kiwanis Club. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Trinity United Church, Ingersoll on Friday, April 8, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Rev. Bill MAYOROS officiating. Interment Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Fred, are asked to consider Trinity United Church Foundation, Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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MAYOROS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-16 published
BURDON, Velma (RATH)
At Bonnie Brae Health Care Centre, Tavistock on Thursday, April 14, 2005, Velma (RATH) BURDON, of Ingersoll, in her 93rd year. Wife of the late Ross BURDON (1972.) Mother of the late Mary Jane BURDON (1982.) Sister of Luella ELLIOT/ELLIOTT of Oshawa. Also survived by several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by three brothers Elmer, Frank and Joe RATH and two sisters Helen LONGFIELD and Mabel GEORGE. Complete Funeral Service will be held at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll on Monday, April 18, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to service time. Reverend Bill MAYOROS of Trinity United Church officiating. Interment Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations to Trinity United Church Foundation would be appreciated.

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MAYOROS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-09 published
McKIM, Joan (née WINTERBOTTOM)
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll, on Saturday, May 7, 2005, Joan (WINTERBOTTOM) McKIM, of Ingersoll, in her 80th year. Daughter of the late John and Vera WINTERBOTTOM. Dear mother of Robert and his wife Bonnie of London, Donna Lee and her husband David WILKENS of Lakeside, John and his wife Bernice of Ingersoll and Brian and his wife Christine of Thamesford. Dear grandmother of Jennifer, Bradley, Angela, Colin and Nathan. Dear sister of Carol PEACH of Woodstock. Predeceased by two brothers George WINTERBOTTOM (2001) and Stanley WINTERBOTTOM (2002) and two sisters Eileen BAXTER (2003) and Kathleen McDONALD (2005.) No funeral home visitation. Cremation has taken place. Friends and family are invited to a graveside service at Ingersoll Rural Cemetery on Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. followed by a remembrance reception at Trinity United Church, Ingersoll. Reverend Bill MAYOROS officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alexandra Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by calling McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, Ingersoll (519-425-1600).

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MAYOROS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-23 published
FLEMING/FLEMMING, Beulah (née CLARK)
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Saturday, May 21, 2005, Beulah (CLARK) FLEMING/FLEMMING, of Ingersoll, in her 71st year. Wife of the late Bernard Ernest FLEMING/FLEMMING (1997.) Dear father of Marianne, Judy and her husband Andy GARDYNE, Clinton and Dale all of Ingersoll. Dear grandmother of Kenny, Eddie and Kimberly. Dear great-grandmother of Colin and Kace. Dear sister of Barbara FLEMING/FLEMMING of Muir. Predeceased by her parents Fred and Irene (ROTH) CLARK and one sister Doreen TABOR. Friends will be received at the McBeath Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Wednesday 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Bill MAYOROS of Trinity United Church, Ingersoll officiating. Interment Harris Street Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Pet Trust Fund of the University of Guelph Veterinary College would be appreciated.

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MAYOROS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-28 published
LAYTON, Marion (née QUINN)
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Tuesday, September 27, 2005, Marion (QUINN) LAYTON, of Ingersoll, in her 85th year. Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George QUINN. Beloved wife for 63 years of Raymond LAYTON. Dear mother of Jack and his wife Barbara of Ingersoll and Brenda and her husband Robert BARTHELMES of Mississauga. Dear sister of Marguerite SLATER of Ailsa Craig and June QUINN of Salford. Also survived by 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by three brothers Harley, Burton and Gordon QUINN and one sister Ella Mae STERLING. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Wednesday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. where service will by held on Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Reverend Bill MAYOROS of Trinity United Church, Ingersoll officiating. Interment Harris Street Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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MAYOROS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-24 published
DANIELS, Catharine (SMITH)
At Oxford Regional Nursing Home, Ingersoll on Thursday, December 22, 2005, Catharine (SMITH) DANIELS, of Ingersoll, in her 102nd year. Wife of the late Gordon (Tee) DANIELS (1972.) Dear mother of David and his wife Pearl of Ingersoll. Dear Gammie of Catharine and her husband Michael CHARLEBOIS of Hamilton, Deb and her husband Jim MORRISON of Ingersoll, Nancy and her husband Jim WALKER of Macomb, Michigan and Judy PYE of Woodstock. Also survived by nine great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Eleanor DENT of Oakville. A private family service will be held at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll (519-425-1600) on Monday, December 26, 2005 Rev. Bill MAYOROS of Trinity United Church, Ingersoll officiating. Interment later Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alexandra Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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MAYOROS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-25 published
BOLTON, Betty (BAUMAN/BOWMAN)
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Wednesday, February 23, 2005. Betty (BAUMAN/BOWMAN) BOLTON, of Ingersoll, formerly of Toronto, in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of Jim BOLTON. Dear mother of Joy and her husband Ed KENNEDY of Orillia, Jim BOLTON and Lisa of Keswick and Judy BOLTON of Ingersoll. Dear grandmother of Rob, Ron, Kathy, Daryl, Jennifer and Jonathan and four great grandchildren. Dear sister of Clement BAUMAN/BOWMAN and his wife Marjorie of Sarnia. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll (519-425-1600) Friday 2-4 p.m. only, where complete service will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. Reverend Bill MAYOROS officiating. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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MAYORS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-15 published
ALDRIDGE, William George " Bill"
Passed away after a brief battle with cancer at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Wednesday July 13, 2005 in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Dorothy (née MAYORS.) Loving father of Lorrie JURCIC (Nick) of Guelph, William ALDRIDGE (Renee) of Brampton and Bonnie BLACKWOOD (Stephen BLAIR) of Scarborough. Dear grandfather of Mathew, Adam, Ryan, Lori, Jennifer, Kristen, Mark, Nicholas, Micheal and Jason. Bill was the son of Nellie ALDRIDGE and the late James. Survived by brothers Jim (Patricia), Charlie (Marie), Sidney (Susie), Michael (Cathy), and sisters Nellie, Edith (Albert) and Sherry. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home (Clapperton and Worsley Streets), Barrie on Saturday from 2: 00 p.m. Service in the chapel on Saturday July 16th at 3:00 p.m. Cremation. A special thank you to Doctors BICKLE and PRESSNAIL and the nursing staff of the 3rd floor of the Royal Victoria Hospital. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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MAYOS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-20 published
HENDERSHOTT, Freda
In loving memory of a dear mother, Freda, who passed away July 22, 2004. Freda would have celebrated her 100th birthday January Mum was a very lively and outgoing person, and will always be remembered. Her spirit will always live on.
Love Ann Marie and Jack MAYOS.

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MAYS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-09 published
Kay KRITZWISER, Journalist: (1910-2005)
Reporter who started out as a 17-year-old editor of a children's magazine became a fearless feature writer, provocative art critic and 'a kind of Welcome Lady' for The Globe and Mail, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN With files by the late Donn DOWNIE, Friday, December 9, 2005, Page S9
When most women reporters were writing about teas, weddings and the latest in hemlines, Kay KRITZWISER was reporting on immigrants' problems, starving children, battered babies and the status of the working woman. She was among the first women reporters in Canada to compete head-to-head with her male counterparts. The newspapers she worked for were better because of her verve and insight.
"The lady knows how to bat an eyelash, swivel a hip, show off an ankle or arch an eyebrow," the late Richard "Dick" DOYLE said about her in a tribute in which he described her as the "daughter of Cartier, the sister of Givenchy -- the nemesis of Levi Strauss." He went on to deconstruct her devastating brand of seduction and betrayal as an interview technique.
"A rustle of silk announces her arrival, a breathless voice begins the interview, a laugh like Bacall's punctuates the questions. Tiny gasps greet the most mundane of responses to her guileless prodding into the dark recesses of the hapless fellow on the other side of her note pad. How gently she applauds the confession, how sympathetically she receives the acknowledged weakness.... Until the interview appears in print."
Veteran Globe journalist Michael VALPY remembers meeting her in the 1960s. "Kay was an incredibly elegant, warm, sophisticated woman, a female boulevardier with a healthy soupçon of Auntie Mame. She dressed very stylishly. I recall seeing her at events in hat and gloves -- I mean, not decades ago but as a matter of course. She was a rarity in journalism, an intellectual, well-read, an engaging conversationalist. I think of her as sparkling."
None of that famous style belies her success as a fearless feature writer and an engaging and provocative art critic. Art historian David Silcox, now president of Sotheby's Canada, predated Ms. KRITZWISER as an art critic at The Globe. "She was a very, very good reporter, more than a critic, but she was always curious and she loved writing about art and artists. She was somebody who was known and respected and liked by artists, curators and collectors."
Former Globe art critic John Bentley MAYS met her in the newsroom after he was appointed art critic of The Globe in 1980. "I came upon this birdlike lady with sharp clear eyes and a great smile and she said 'I'm Kay KRITZWISER,' he said. "That meant something to me because she was the witness to a generation of Toronto and Canadian artists dominated by Harold Town and the Isaacs Gallery."
She was a great chronicler of that period, he said, as a feature writer who could do wonderful interviews. "She knew the game and the players very well."
Kathleen Alice MULLAN was born in Regina five years after Saskatchewan joined Confederation and while Sir Wilfrid Laurier was prime minister. She was one of seven children of Joseph MULLAN, an Englishman who had served in the Boer War before immigrating to Canada, and his wife Lucy.
Ms. KRITZWISER began writing as a teenager, submitting articles to The Torchbearers Magazine, a supplement designed to encourage young writers that was part of the Regina Leader-Post's Saturday edition. After taking a secretarial course, she worked for an insurance company before being appointed, at the age of 17, the editor of the Leader-Post's young people's magazine.
She became a full-time reporter, but quit in 1933 to marry Harold H. KRITZWISER, a reporter and editorial writer at the paper. He was in his early 40s when he died of a heart attack in 1946, leaving Ms. KRITZWISER with a six-year-old son, David Erik to raise.
She went back to the Leader-Post as an editorial writer and wrote K.M.K.'s column three times a week. It appeared on the editorial page and was "about anything and everything" that caught her fancy, but usually about social and current affairs, according to her son, who is now a freelance writer in Vancouver. She was hired away by The Globe and Mail as a feature writer in 1956.
The late Oakley DALGLEISH was editor of the newspaper at the time, but her real mentor was the late Dick DOYLE, who was the first managing editor of the Weekly, The Globe magazine that began publication on May 4, 1957.
In his memoirs, Hurley-Burly, Mr. DOYLE recalled assigning her to write "the human side" of a big series on immigration. She was "a kind of Welcome Lady who gave special attention to the day-by-day problems of the newcomers and their old Canadian neighbours, the resident White, Anglo-Saxon, Protestants who didn't always know what to expect of the recent arrivals," Mr. DOYLE wrote. He said her major impact came, though, with a series on child welfare, "The One Who Never Grew Up."
Ms. KRITZWISER had a distinctive style that defied the conventional rules of daily journalism. She spurned the "who, what, where, when and how" first paragraph, preferring instead a scene-setter or an anecdote that would get the reader into the story. The essential facts would still be there, but the reader was permitted to swallow them in small gulps while she told her story.
"When Shirley Ann Barnhardt, in the first few weeks of her life, went to live in one of the Sunset cabins on Highway 17, a mile west of the town of Pembroke in Renfrew County, there were still a few stubborn roses blooming among the painted jockeys and ornamental birds in the circular garden," she wrote in a classic example of her style. "The hills of the upper Ottawa Valley were a backdrop for the white frame cabin and not too far away ran the Ottawa River. It promised to be a fine place to put out a baby's pram come the next summer."
She followed up that painterly opening with a zinger of a second paragraph: "When Shirley Ann Barnhardt died on January 27 in the seventh month of her life of malnutrition, dehydration and pneumonia, an icy wind blew in a broken window of the squalid cabin and the rose bushes scraped in the wind above the snow. A dog sniffed at frozen garbage outside the door. Inside, the cold air blowing in from the river could not clear the smell."
In his analysis, Mr. DOYLE wrote that the "poignancy of the scene set the stage for a ruthless examination of society's failure to provide even the flimsiest protection for the helpless."
The subjects of many of Ms. KRITZWISER's stories are still in the headlines today. In 1959, when credit cards were a new and a largely unfamiliar phenomenon, she wrote that they would eventually replace cash. In 1961, she spotted Metro Toronto's urban sprawl and the problems it created for the commuter. She noted, as others are still noting, that commuters are wedded to their cars and will take them to work regardless of parking costs and inconvenience.
Although much of her work appeared in the old Globe magazine, she was frequently assigned to cover Royal tours when they were regarded as big news by Canadian newspapers. She was also often asked to interview visiting celebrities. The list included Edward G. Robinson, Liberace, Cary Grant, Truman Capote, Elvis Presley and Zsa Zsa Gabor. Her byline also appeared on book and movie reviews.
She was best known in the latter part of her career as an art critic, a position for which she had no formal training. When she was offered the job, after The Globe's art critic, Pearl McCARTHY, died in 1965, she said, "I don't know anything about art," according to her son. "Well, you can learn," her son remembers Mr. DOYLE retorting.
She held the post for a decade until she retired in 1975. Turning 65 didn't mean she stopped working. She went to India, China, and South America, either privately or on assignment as a travel writer, for The Globe and other outlets. As well, she wrote extensively about the arts, read widely and kept up with a wide circle of Friends, until illness finally slowed her down in her 90s.
Kay KRITZWISER was born in Regina, Saskatchewan., on February 25, 1910. She died in Toronto yesterday of cancer. She was 95. She leaves her son David and his wife. A memorial service is being planned in Toronto.

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MAYS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-16 published
Mr. MUZZO made his mark
Legacy of one of Toronto's most prolific builders shows a knack for 'the next big thing'
By John Bentley MAYS, Friday, December 16, 2005, Page G2
The name of Toronto developer Marco MUZZO, who died earlier this month at age 73, will be linked forever to the suburban sprawl that overwhelmed the small towns and farms of the Golden Horseshoe in the second half of the 20th century.
Mr. MUZZO was not, of course, single-handedly responsible for creating this phenomenon. Millions of us, through the tax-hungry governments we elected and the wasteful lifestyles we preferred, played our parts in the suburbanization of Southern Ontario.
He was one of a handful of powerful Toronto developers who gave many people what they wanted, and kept on giving it to them long after the social and environmental downsides of suburbia became obvious to anyone who cared to look at the balance sheet. But Mr. MUZZO lived long enough to witness the onset of a certain popular disillusionment with post-war mass housing ideas, and the rise of a new kind of consumer taste.
Home buyers coming into the market were looking for houses and streetscapes more old-fashioned than the carpets of ranch-styles and the cul-de-sacs that characterized suburbia for decades. They were impressed by arguments about sustainability and environmental friendliness.
The developer correctly guessed that the architectural industry growing up to meet this new demand -- the whole kit of notions now known as "new urbanism" -- would be the next big thing in large-scale, low-density residential design.
The commercial success of the Beach Neighbourhood, the spacious new urbanist development in east-end Toronto launched by Mr. MUZZO and partners in the 1990s, is proof that his instincts about consumer desire were correct. Of his many projects, the Beach Neighbourhood will almost certainly endure as the most important monument to his ability to understand and satisfy the new consumer of the late 20th century.
Yet what are we to make of Mr. MUZZO's best-known legacy?
The new urbanism of the Beach Neighbourhood is not original. It was inspired by the dare-to-be-traditional tendency that, by 1980, was powerfully affecting every aspect of popular American and Canadian culture, from politics (neo-conservatism) to architecture (postmodernism) As interpreted by some developers, new urbanism was largely a matter of marketing the look of small-town U.S.A., circa 1900, to contemporary North American home buyers.
It was a translation into architecture of a notion Hollywood and television had long been selling us: Way back when, folks enjoyed the simplicity, civility and community that's well-nigh vanished from city life nowadays. If you couldn't turn back the clock, you could buy the fantasy of a gentler world, or at least a spot on an old-looking street that mightily recalled such a world.
But new urbanism always had more going for it than sentimentality. The philosophers of the movement rightly believed that many principles of small-town American design were sound, and could be salvaged. Walkable streets and neighbourhoods, for example, were and are good things. Corner stores -- replaced by strip malls or simply banished during the heyday of car-dominated suburbia -- should be revived, to encourage neighbourliness and casual socializing, and to make us inclined to use cars less.
Could new urbanism's dreams come true on a stretch of dilapidated land on Toronto's east end? Five years ago, when I first visited the project, I wasn't sure. Only a few blocks of housing had been established, and something like a streetscape was only beginning to emerge. The 80-acre site had been a race track for 140 years before 1993, when the Ontario Jockey Club sold it to Mr. MUZZO and Fred DE GASPERIS. Despite the new construction and the general satisfaction of homeowners I talked to, the lakeshore property still had the dusty, beaten-down feel of a sports field.
These days, the muddy wasteland that just recently stretched west from Northern Dancer Boulevard to Coxwell Avenue is, at least in summer, a large urban park in the luxuriant, romantic style now fashionable among planners, with various habitats ranging from froggy marshes to hard lawns, and meandering paths everywhere.
And on the built-up part of the site, east of Northern Dancer, the tentative fingers of street that I saw in 2000 have grown and gotten a firm grip on the land.
Neo-traditional housing and well-proportioned roadways now cover almost every square metre in the area bounded by Lake Shore Boulevard East, Queen Street East, Northern Dancer and Woodbine Avenue.
The so-called "painted ladies" -- the colourful four-storey townhouses standing opposite Ashbridge's Bay, buildings Mr. MUZZO took considerable pride in -- seem at home on the southern edge of the Beach Neighbourhood.
Walking around the district, you get the sense that it works for the people who live there -- which, I imagine, is the comment on his handiwork that Marco MUZZO would like best.

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MAYS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-07 published
MAYS, Anne Leona " Lee"
Peacefully, at William Osler Health Centre - Etobicoke, on Saturday, February 5, 2005, at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late Jack MAYS. Loving mother of Rick and his wife Adrienne, Pat POWERS and her husband Don, Catherine BABINGTON, and Joan MAYS and her husband Gord MITCHELL. Cherished Nana of Andrew, Kerry, Melanie, Heather, Laura, Molly, James, Devyn, Welsley, and Gillian. Friends may call at the Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas St. W. (east of Runnymede), on Monday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Vincent de Paul, 263 Roncesvalles Ave., on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Park Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the William Osler Health Centre - Etobicoke Foundation would be appreciated.

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MAYSAK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-24 published
WIERSKI, Wanda (née MAYSAK)
Peacefully on Saturday, January 22, 2005 at Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Ignacy. Loving mother of Darlene WIERSKI- DEVOE and her husband Dave. Adored Babci of Ehren and Sydney. Dear sister of Jean SAMBORSKI, Alice HODSON and Richard MAYSAK (Charlotte.) Wanda will be lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway from 12 noon Wednesday until the time of the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, donations to St. Joseph's Health Centre or Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga would be appreciated.

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MAYSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-06 published
HICKMAN, Denzil Anthony " Dan"
Died suddenly at home in Toronto on July 4, 2005 at 63 years of age. Mourning their deep loss are his beloved mother Maude HICKMAN, his devoted wife Judith MONTGOMERY, his loving daughters Karen MAYSON (Melody) and Marika PEARCE (Rick,) grandchildren Micaela, Arik and Caiden PEARCE, siblings Rudy (Ann,) Clary (Rilla,) Alan (Pat) and Marietta WILLIAMS (A.J.) and his nieces and nephews John (Maria), Michelle, Adam, Stewart and Alyssa. Dan was a gifted musician, superb photographer, enthusiastic Francophile, amazing cook, dapper dresser, keen golfer, and a true gentleman. He always put others before himself and took great care of us all. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6. A funeral service will take place in the chapel on Thursday, July 7 at 1 o'clock. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke foundation, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2 or the charity of your choice, would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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MAYSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-06 published
HICKMAN, Denzil Anthony " Dan"
Died suddenly at home in Toronto on July 4, 2005 at 63 years of age. Mourning their deep loss are his beloved mother Maude HICKMAN, his devoted wife Judith MONTGOMERY, his loving daughters Karen MAYSON (Melody) and Marika PEARCE (Rick,) grandchildren Micaela, Arik and Caiden PEARCE, siblings Rudy (Ann,) Clary (Rilla,) Alan (Pat) and Marietta WILLIAMS (A.J.) and his nieces and nephews John (Maria), Michelle, Adam, Stewart and Alyssa. Dan was a gifted musician, superb photographer, enthusiastic Francophile, amazing cook, dapper dresser, keen golfer, and a true gentleman. He always put others before himself and took great care of us all. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6. A funeral service will take place in the chapel on Thursday, July 7 at 1 o'clock. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2 or the charity of your choice, would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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MAYVILLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-17 published
GOODWIN, Enid Doreen (NAYLOR)
At University Hospital London on Thursday, June 16th, 2005, Enid Doreen GOODWIN of Chateau Gardens, London and Amherstburg, Ontario, in her 84th year. Predeceased by her husband Douglas (2000). Dear mother of Harry GOODWIN (Jane) of Ilderton, Shirley PAQUETTE (Jim) of Amherstburg. Loving grandmother of Kim (Dean), Jeff (Kelly), Deanne and Julie. Great-grandmother of Brett, Kennedy, Max and Drew. Sister-in-law of Alice MAYVILLE and Edna GOODWIN, both of Windsor. Also survived by her nephews Ron and Kevin MAYVILLE. Predeceased by her son George (1998). Doreen retired from Seagram after 20 years. At Doreen's request cremation has taken place. Interment at a later date. Special thanks to the nursing Staff at Chateau Gardens, Dr. Eric NICHOLLS and the 8th Floor Nursing Staff at University Hospital. As expressions of sympathy donations to Chateau Gardens, London would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services, 672-0459 or on line at www.londoncremation.com. Doreen's last kiss was from Benny who gave her so much love and joy. May you rest in peace.

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MAYWOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-04 published
MAYWOOD, Alice (née PROTHERO)
Passed away peacefully, at Etobicoke General Hospital on Saturday, July 2, 2005 in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Walter MAYWOOD. Loving mother of Charles (the late Mary) and Ross (Beverly.) Dear grandmother of Guy (Dawn), John (deceased), Scott, K.C. (Nora) and "gg" of Jordan, Jade, Ashley, Jacob, Heather and Paige. Alice will also be missed by Georgette. A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Thursday, July 7, 2005 at 3 p.m., with visitation beginning at 2 p.m. For those who wish, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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MAYWOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-12 published
KING, Wallace " Wally"
Peacefully on Sunday, December 11, 2005 at the Brampton Memorial Hospital at the age of 72. Beloved husband of Beverley KING (nee JOHNSON.) Loving father of Raymond and his wife Joanne, Margaret RIOUX and her late husband Robert, Theresa and her husband Terry MAYWOOD, Debra KING, Lewis and his wife Kim, Keith and his wife Kea, and Terri-Lynn and her husband Bob SHAKE. Cherished grandfather of 13. Survived by his brothers and sister Bruce, Eric, Leah, Herman, Leo, David, their spouses and families. Predeceased by his parents Lewis and Theresa KING. Wally will be greatly missed by his family and Friends. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main St. S. (Hwy. 10), Brampton on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at 11 a.m. at New Life Community Church (9281 Goreway Drive at Hwy. 7, Brampton). Interment to follow at 3 p.m. at Kettleby Cemetery, Kettleby, Ontario In lieu of flowers, donations to the New Life Community Church Building Fund would be appreciated. Email condolences may be sent to wallace.king@wardfh.com

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MAYZEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-17 published
MAYZEL, Estelle
Peacefully, at Baycrest Palliative Care, on Wednesday February 16, 2005. Estelle MAYZEL beloved wife of the late Harold MAYZEL. Loving mother of Phyllis and Steve GOLDWASSER, Cookie and Steve SANDLER, and Gary and Marsha MAYZEL. Adoring bubbie to Karen and Elliott JACOBSON, Lori and Mitch VININSKY, Scott SANDLER and Sasha VELIKOV, Anthony SANDLER, and David, Stacey, and Eric MAYZEL. Great-grandmother to Julia and Rachel JACOBSON and Quinn VININSKY. Dear sister of Nancy and the late Mac SNIDERMAN, Max and Sylvia GOULD, and Leon and Pauline GOULD. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue W., (two lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Warshover Lodger section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park. Shiva 98 Searle Ave. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Baycrest Palliative Care Unit 416- 785-2875.

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MAYZEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-01 published
GOULD, Max
Peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at Sunnybrook Hospital at age 87. Beloved husband of Sylvia. Loving father and father-in-law of Howie GOULD and Pamela Fruitman GOULD, and Cindy and Bradley SHERMAN. Devoted Zaidy of Michael, Katie, and Rachel SHERMAN, and Jeffrey and Jason GOULD. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Nancy SNIDERMAN, Leon and Pauline GOULD, and the late Estelle MAYZEL. Funeral at Adath Israel Synagogue, 37 Southborne Ave., (east of Bathurst) on Friday, April 1st at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Adath Israel section. Shiva 55 Ridelle Avenue. Donations may be made to the Max Gould Memorial Fund, c/o The Benjamin Foundation,3429 Bathurst Street, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.
"A True Champion"

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MAYZEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-01 published
GOULD, Max
Peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at Sunnybrook Hospital at age 87. Beloved husband of Sylvia. Loving father and father-in-law of Howie GOULD and Pamela Fruitman GOULD, and Cindy and Bradley SHERMAN. Devoted Zaidy of Michael, Katie, and Rachel SHERMAN, and Jeffrey and Jason GOULD. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Nancy SNIDERMAN, Leon and Pauline GOULD, and the late Estelle MAYZEL. Funeral at Adath Israel Synagogue, 37 Southborne Ave., (east of Bathurst) on Friday, April 1st at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Adath Israel section. Shiva 55 Ridelle Avenue. Donations may be made to the Max Gould Memorial Fund, c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324. "A True Champion"

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