META o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-30 published
HERN, Clayton Archie, B.Phm.
Passed away peacefully at Extended Care in Port Hope on August 29th in his 100th year. Uncle to Norma GOTTESMAN (Harry) of London, Betty META (Cliff) of Kendal, Carolyn ATKINSON (Jim) of London, Helen HERN of Toronto, Ruth VANCE (Eric) of Florida, Ross HERN of Stratford, John HERN of London, Hazel ROONEY of Guelph. He is also a great uncle to many nieces and nephews. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn HERN (Lawler,) brother of the late Arnold, Grant, and Frank and Sister-in-Law to Rita HERN. Clayton attended Saint Marys D.C.V.I., and at 17 years of age, attended Normal School in Stratford. After teaching for one year, he attended Toronto University and graduated in 1930 with a pharmacy degree. He was district Supervisor with Tamblyn Pharmacy Ltd in Toronto for close to 40 years. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N. Saint Marys on Wednesday. August 31st, 2005 from 12: 00 p.m. until the time of the Funeral service at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Shannon TENNANT officiating. Interment will follow in St. Marys Cemetery. In his memory, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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META o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-31 published
HERN, Clayton Archie, Phm.B.
Passed away peacefully at Extended Care in Port Hope on August 29th, 2005 in his 100th year. Uncle to Norma GOTTESMAN (Harry) of London, Betty META (Cliff) of Kendal, Carolyn ATKINSON (Jim) of London, Helen HERN of Toronto, Ruth VANCE (Eric) of Florida, Ross HERN of Stratford, John HERN of London, Hazel ROONEY of Guelph. He is also a great uncle to many nieces and nephews. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn HERN (LAWLER,) brother of the late Arnold, Grant, and Frank and Sister-in-law to Rita HERN. Clayton attended Saint Marys D.C.V.I., and at 17 years of age, attended Normal School in Stratford. After teaching for one year, he attended Toronto University and graduated in 1930 with a pharmacy degree. He was district Supervisor with Tamblyn Pharmacy Ltd in Toronto for close to 40 years. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N., Saint Marys on Wednesday. August 31st, 2005 from 12: 00 p.m. until the time of the Funeral service at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Shannon TENNANT officiating. Interment will follow in Saint Marys Cemetery. In his memory, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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META o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-22 published
PARTRIDGE, Gordon William
(Past President of the Canadian Union of Operating Engineers) Suddenly at his home in West Brome, Quebec on Friday, May 20th, 2005, Gordon PARTRIDGE, at the age of 67. Dearly beloved husband of Luyse GROULX. Loving father of Juergen and his wife Audrey, and Deborah and her husband Joseph MacDONALD. Loved grandfather of Christopher, Jillian, Mathew, Kathleen, Neil, Trystan and Jeffrey, and great-grandfather of Rayna, Owen and Maielle. Dear brother of Bill and Barbara-Ann META and the late James. Son-in-law of Lees GROULX. Sadly missed by his many relatives and Friends. Resting at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel," 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Service to be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at St. James Anglican Church (3 Cathedral Rd., Brampton), followed by cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to Doctors Without Borders would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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META o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-15 published
BROWN, William " Butch"
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, August 13, 2005 at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, Ontario. Beloved husband of Grace (CAMPBELL;) beloved father to Stewart, Stephen and Michael; proud father-in-law of Patricia META; dear brother to John and James (late;) brother-in-law to Dale (HELFERTY) BROWN; dear uncle to Christopher, Cory and Kelly (BREAU) and her husband Daniel BREAU. Dear brother-in-law and uncle to the many descendents of Katie and Elias CAMPBELL, of Caplan, Quebec, who also mourn his passing. Bill was an electrician by trade and a master of many hobbies and disciplines. He turned his passion for construction into a successful career to become an electrical and mechanical project manager with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Development Corporation and Eastern Construction. Bill was a handyman, and a gardener at heart, who blended his love of building things with growing things. He enjoyed spending time in his lavish garden and ravine, sharing it with his many wonderful Friends and neighbours. He combined his love of family, photography and travel to leave behind a rich legacy of memories and photos to share with everyone who knew him. Bill's gift of laughter, conversation and love will always be remembered by his family, Friends and dear neighbours. Friends may call and visit with the family at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way), on Tuesday, August 16 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, August 17 at 1 p.m. A reception will follow at the Brown family home. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the Brown family.

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METCALF o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-22 published
LAW, Diane (née METCALF)
Died Suddenly June 16th, 2005. Born on September 14th, 1947. She spent a lifetime building a career, raising a family, and facing adversities head on. A person you would be proud and honoured to know, kind, generous and thoughtful. Surviving breast cancer, she was determined is was not going to get her. Standing tall and strong she faced it all. May her strength live on. Love your Family, Mother, Mary METCALF (ELLIG), husband Brian LAW, daughter Lorie and husband Mike MORRIS. son David and wife Angie, grandchildren Jacob and Rebekah. Brothers Phil and wife Shelly METCALF, Dave and wife Diane METCALF. Brother-in-laws Jim and wife Shirley LAW. Wayne and wife Elizabeth LAW. Sister-in-law, Joan LAW. Nieces Jeni Lynn, Denise and husband Kevin MICHAUD, Katie. Nephews Micheal, Jordan, Landon, Brenton, Dennis and wife Ann, Kevin, Jodie BALL and family, Brian BALL and family. Great-nephews Keagan, Brandon and Joshua. Predeceased by Father, Roy METCALF, Brother-in-Law Ron and wife Marielle LAW.
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METCALF o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-06-15 published
KERR, Elsie (née ROOSSINCK)
Mrs. Elsie KERR a long time resident of Wallaceburg passed away on Monday, June 6, 2005 at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance "Public General Campus" in Chatham at the age of 83 years. Elsie was born in Freemont, Michigan and was a daughter of the late Alex and Catherine (NIEMIN) ROOSSINCK. She was an esteemed sister in the Wallaceburg Gospel Hall, also a former Sunday School teacher and a mentor to many. Elsie was a volunteer with the Wallaceburg Community Living. She was a regular visitor to others at Sydenham Residence and Fairfield Park in Wallaceburg. Elsie was a champion quilt maker. Beloved wife of the late Clarence KERR (2002.) Dear mother and mother-in-law of Dan and Mary KERR of Palmerston, David and Gertie KERR of Windsor, Eva and Rick LIZOTTE of Wallaceburg, Daisy KERR at home and Charles and Lorna KERR of Wallaceburg. Sadly missed by her grandchildren: Ryan, Heather, Carolyn, Tyler, Holly, Jason, Trevor, Timothy, Matthew, Steven and Jennifer and great grandchildren Emma, Liam and Ethan. Kind sister and sister-in-law of Helen TIMMINS of Washington State, John and Shirley ROOSSINCK and Henry and Lydia ROOSSINCK all of Freemont, Michigan. Predeceased by three sisters Minnie, Emma and Dora. The late Elsie KERR rested at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, Wallaceburg until Thursday, June 9, 2005, when the funeral service was celebrated in the chapel of the funeral home at 11 a.m. with Bill METCALF and Charlie WORKMAN officiating. The flower bearers were Jennifer KERR, Carolyn KERR, Holly KERR, Jenny LIZOTTE and Tanya LIZOTTE. Pall Bearers were Trevor LIZOTTE, Matthew LIZOTTE, Tim LIZOTTE, Ryan KERR, Tyler KERR and Steven KERR. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg with Jack NESBITT offering the committal service. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Wallaceburg Community Living or the Gideon Bibles may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in the Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Elsie KERR.

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METCALF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-31 published
METCALF, Helen (née ARMSTRONG)
Passed peacefully into the presence of her Lord, at Bluewater Health, C.E.E. Site, Petrolia on Wednesday, March 30, 2005. Helen METCALF (née ARMSTRONG) 87 years, Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late Carl METCALF (2001.) Dear mother of William and Janet METCALF of Sarnia, Ross and Thelma METCALF of Bright's Grove, Murray and Sharon METCALF of Medina, Ohio, David and Roberta METCALF of Wadsworth, Ohio and Norma and Stephen FERGUESON of Bright's Grove. Also survived by 18 grandchildren and 24 greatgrandchildren. Mrs. METCALF was predeceased by a brother, Clinton ARMSTRONG. Visitors will be received on Saturday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Monday, April 4, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m., with Mr. Norman CRAWFORD officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation, the Gideons or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Memories and condolences may be sent on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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METCALF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-02 published
METCALF, Helen (née ARMSTRONG)
Passed peacefully into the presence of her Lord, at Bluewater Health, C.E.E. Site, Petrolia on Wednesday, March 30, 2005. Helen METCALF (née ARMSTRONG) 87 years, of Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late Carl METCALF (2001.) Dear mother of William and Janet METCALF of Sarnia, Ross and Thelma METCALF of Bright's Grove, Murray and Sharon METCALF of Medina, Ohio, David and Roberta METCALF of Wadsworth, Ohio and Norma and Stephen FERGUESON of Bright's Grove. Also survived by 18 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Mrs. METCALF was predeceased by a brother, Clinton ARMSTRONG.
Mrs. METCALF was in fellowship at Lakeshore Gospel Hall. Visitors will be received on Saturday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Monday, April 4, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m., with Mr. Norman CRAWFORD officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation, the Gideons or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Memories and condolences may be sent on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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METCALF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-22 published
METCALF, Martha (née SISSON)
At Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, Saint Thomas, on Tuesday, June 21, 2005. Martha METCALF (née SISSON,) in her 92nd year, of Saint Thomas and formerly of Petrolia. Loving wife of the late Earl METCALF (1995.) Loved mother of Muriel BROWN- McCLELLAND and her husband Ramsay of Port Stanley, Clare and his wife Jane METCALF of Petrolia, and the late Loreen WALKER (2001) and her husband Vernon of Wyoming. Dear grandmother of Barbara and LeRoy FRAYNE of Petrolia, Wayne and Robin WALKER of Amherstburg, Dianne PIGGOTT of Petrolia, Tom and Lisa WALKER of Sarnia, David and Janice BROWN of Dryden, Darlene and Paul McKEE of Mission, Texas, Cindy and Rob MATHERS of Wyoming and Rob METCALF of Oil Springs, Also survived by eighteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Also predeceased by a great granddaughter, Allison BROWN (1997.) Mrs. METCALF was a member of Shiloh Ladies Aid and Shiloh Buckles and Bows. Visitors will be received on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m., with Reverend Judy CAMPBELL of Shiloh United Church officiating. Interment in Alvinston Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com

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METCALF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-23 published
CLYBURN, John
Suddenly on Saturday, August 20, 2005 John CLYBURN of Tillsonburg formerly of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia age 46 years. Beloved husband and best friend of 21 years to his wife Erica CLYBURN (née POKORNY.) Dear father of Jessica, Chelsey and Robert all at home. Beloved son of Ann "Nan" CLYBURN of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia; son-in-law of Martin and Kathy POKORNY of Straffordville, and grand_son of Eva POKORNY of Aylmer. Dear brother of Bruce (Anna) CLYBURN Sandy (Patricia) CLYBURN all of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Brother-in-law to Monica METCALF of Saint Thomas. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. John was a teacher with the Thames Valley School Board for the past two years and was a Chemical Engineer for the past 18 years. The family will receive Friends and family at the Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Thursday, August 25, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service for John will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel, on Friday, August 26, 2005 at 11 a.m., Reverend Father Matthew GEORGE of Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tillsonburg officiating. Interment Tillsonburg Cemetery. In John's memory at the family's request memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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METCALF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-24 published
METCALF, Bentley George
In loving memory of Bentley George, who was taken from us September 24th, 1996. The tide recedes, but leaves behind Bright seashells on the sand. The sun goes down, but gentle warmth Still lingers on the land. The music stops, and yet it echoes On in sweet refrains. For every joy that passes Something beautiful remains. With much love - your family.

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METCALF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-26 published
MEINZINGER, Grace Violet
At the Thamesview Lodge on Sunday, October 23rd, 2005 Miss Grace Violet MEINZINGER of Chatham in her 92nd year, went to be with her Lord. Miss Grace MEINZINGER was born in Lacombe, Alberta, and was the loving daughter of the late William John and Mary (WISSON) MEINZINGER. Grace was the last surviving member of her family. Miss MEINZINGER is survived by many nieces and nephews including great and great great nieces and nephews. Grace is also survived by her 3 sisters-in-law Marion, Jean and Frances. Predeceased by her brothers Duncan, Joseph, George, Harry and Bill MEINZINGER, her sisters Ruth PATTISON and Barbara OULDS, and brothers-in-law Stan PATTISON and Fred OULDS, sister-in-law Betty MEINZINGER, nephew Daniel OULDS, niece Marianne OULDS, 2 great nephews Jamie Calvin OULDS and Kalmen SOVERAN, and great great nephew Noah APTHORP. Grace was in happy fellowship for a number of years at the Wallaceburg Gospel Hall. Family and Friends are invited to the Alexander Funeral Home, 245 Wellington West, Chatham, (519) 352-2710, on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Chapel of the Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 26th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Evangelist William METCALF of Sarnia and brother in the Lord Charles WORKMAN of Wallaceburg officiating. Interment Mayhew Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Thamesville. Friends planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider the Gideon Bible Society or Thamesview Lodge.

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METCALF o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-01 published
Richard OUTRAM, Poet 1930-2005
Writer who was a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation stagehand by day viewed the world in a grain of sand. A private and intensely emotional man, his devotion to his art was nourished by a lifelong love of his wife, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Tuesday, February 1, 2005 - Page S7
On the coldest night of the winter, poet, stagehand and widower Richard OUTRAM, having consumed a quantity of pills and drink, sat on the enclosed side porch of his house in Port Hope, Ontario, and, in a grand Blakean gesture, contemplated the universe and quietly allowed himself to die.
Everything that made his life joyful emanated from his love for his wife and collaborator, the artist Barbara HOWARD. She died in 2002 during an operation to fix a broken hip. "Devotion is not too strong a word," said writer Barry CALLAGHAN. " The two of them fed each other beautifully and with enormous intensity. They were the closing of the couplet. So, what are you going to do with a one-line couplet? He really was his work and his love for her."
Mr. OUTRAM was not the only poet to have a day job that required entirely different skills from his literary vocation. The poet Raymond SOUSTER, for example, spent his working life at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. It was Mr. OUTRAM's conscious decision to spend his days at physical labour so his mind would be free in the evenings to devote to his poetry. But unlike other working poets, such as Mr. SOUSTER, Mr. OUTRAM won very little popular or critical acclaim.
Although he published steadily for more than 40 years, he won only one major prize -- the City of Toronto Book Award in 1999 for his volume Benedict Abroad. There is only one book-length critical study of his work, Peter Sanger's "Her kindled shadow..." An Introduction to the Work of Richard OUTRAM, which was published in limited numbers by The Antigonish Review in 2001.
Instead of a popular audience, he had a series of passionate champions, such as Mr. Sanger, a retired academic. "Richard has both a physical and a metaphysical orientation that isn't compromised at either level," explained Mr. Sanger. "When Richard writes well there is absolutely no distinction between those two levels." Although Mr. Sanger agrees some poems are better than others, he says what makes Mr. OUTRAM's work stand out is its "magnificence coherence." Every poem is ultimately linked to the rest of his body of work.
Richard Daley OUTRAM was born in Oshawa, Ontario, the son of Mary Muriel DALEY, a teacher, and Alfred Allan OUTRAM, an engineer who served in the artillery in The First World War and was wounded at Ypres in Belgium. His mother's father was a Methodist minister who was deeply involved in the negotiations to form the United Church of Canada in 1925. His paternal grandfather ran the hardware store in Port Hope, the town east of Oshawa where Mr. OUTRAM and his wife moved in 2000.
Shortly after young Richard's birth, his parents moved to the Leaside area of Toronto. As a teenager, Mr. OUTRAM was already interested in music and botany, two areas that remained central to his poetry for the rest of his life. Graduating from Leaside Secondary School in 1949, he went that autumn to Victorian College at the University of Toronto to begin an honours degree in English and Philosophy. There he encountered two professors, philosopher Emil FACKENHEIM and literary critic Northrop FRYE, both of whom had a huge impact on the way he thought about the world. He also enlisted as an officer cadet in the reserve system of the Royal Canadian Navy, spending the summers of 1950 and 1951 aboard frigates in the Bay of Fundy and at H. M. C. S. Stadacona in Halifax.
After he graduated from the University of Toronto in 1953, he worked for a year at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto as a stagehand and then moved to England where he found a job in the same capacity for the British Broadcasting Corporation. It was in London that he first began to write poetry and where, in 1954, he met visual artist Barbara HOWARD. From that meeting their lives were entwined until her death in 2002.
"You can't speak of them apart," said Louise DENNYS, executive vice-president of Random House Canada. "They were so completely connected and so beloved of each other, and that is what proved in the end to be impossible for him to live without."
Four years older than Mr. OUTRAM, Ms. HOWARD was born in Toronto in 1926, began drawing as a child, graduated with honours and a silver medal from the Ontario College of Art in 1951 and then taught school to earn enough money to continue her studies in the major art centres of Europe.
They returned to Canada in 1956 and Mr. OUTRAM went back to working as a stage hand and then crew leader at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, a job he would hold until he retired at 60 in June, 1990. The late typographical designer Allan FLEMING/FLEMMING (of the Canadian National logo among other work) was the best man at their wedding in April, 1957, and also the designer and publisher of Mr. OUTRAM's first collection, Eight Poems, a chapbook with a print run of 190 copies that appeared in 1959 under the Tortoise Press imprint.
The next year, Mr. OUTRAM and Ms. HOWARD founded The Gauntlet Press, producing an elegant series of hand-printed volumes of Mr. OUTRAM's poetry over the years decorated with Ms. HOWARD's beautifully coloured wood engravings.
Early in their marriage, the OUTRAMs had a daughter who lived for only a day. His grief is encased in several poems including Sarah, which appeared in his first major collection, Exsultate, Jubilate (1966,) an elegant volume designed by Mr. FLEMING/FLEMMING and published by Macmillan Co. of Canada.
Toronto writer Barry CALLAGHAN, who was one of the hosts on Weekend, a local Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television show, met Mr. OUTRAM on the set in the late 1960s. "I became aware of this intense man standing beside the camera, dressed like a guy working on the floor but staring at me like a hawk," Mr. CALLAGHAN said in a telephone conversation. After the two men struck up a conversation, "I discovered this very isolated and intensely intellectual man who was interested in poetry and ideas."
In the middle 1970s, Mr. OUTRAM took the manuscript for Turns and Other Poems to the now defunct Clarke Irwin publishing house. Two young editors, Susan KEENE and Louise DENNYS pushed the collection, but Clarke Irwin was already in its demise and was doing very little original publishing.
"He had a shining, sharp, sense of the natural world and he was able to give it a sense of form, a sense of greatness larger than and one moment," said Ms. DENNYS. "He saw the world in a grain of sand and he did that in a way that was very beautiful and very particular to his work and to him."
Ms. DENNYS wanted to find a way to publish the book and Mr. OUTRAM suggested she meet his friend bookseller Hugh ANSON- CARTWRIGHT. Bookseller and poet had met years before, the way such people usually do, over a volume of Mr. OUTRAM's poetry that Mr. ANSON- CARTWRIGHT was trying to sell in his bookstore. Then it turned out that they were neighbours and a lifelong Friendship ensured.
The Christmas of 1974, Ms. DENNYS took the manuscript on a visit home to her parents in England and cold-visited the Hogarth Press, a division of Chatto and Windus. She met poetry editor D. J. Enright, who eventually offered to publish Mr. OUTRAM's poems. She came back to Canada and was able to tell Mr. ANSON- CARTWRIGHT that if he wanted to form a little publishing company, here was a British partner. That is how Turns and Other Poems was published by Chatto and Windus with the Hogarth Press in London in 1975 and by Anson-Cartwright Editions in Toronto the following year. "That moment, when I elided happily in his life back then, was a moment of great pride for Hugh and for me too," she said. "It was the first time that I was involved directly in a book's publication."
Mr. ANSON- CARTWRIGHT published another volume of OUTRAM poems, The Promise of Light in 1979 and Mr. Callaghan's Exile Editions did a Selected Poems in 1984. "He had a fantastic sense of form and a musical ear for what he was doing that was almost perfect, but often his poems were the prisoner of his skill," said Mr. CALLAGHAN, adding that "you can't be first rate every time out and there are times when the form traps what he is trying to do."
Shortly after writer Alberto MANGUEL arrived in Canada in 1983, he met Mr. OUTRAM. "I was awed at first by the strange combination of intelligence and devastating humour," said Mr. MANGUEL. " For all the seriousness of his poetry, he was a very funny man."
After reading Mr. OUTRAM's poetry, Mr. MANGUEL says he was surprised, as he has been so many times in Canada, that "a poet of Richard's magnitude" was not celebrated around the world. "Richard's poems were very serious and complex, and in many cases they required a lot of time and patience from readers," said Mr. MANGUEL. " You had to disentangle the references and look up the words, but it was always worthwhile. When you discovered what he meant, the poem built to a different level."
The next person to publish Mr. OUTRAM was Tim INKSTER of The Porcupine's Quill, who released Man in Love (1985), Hiram and Jenny (1989) Mogul Recollected (1993) and Dove Legend (2001). "It is incredibly elegant and sophisticated and passionate and demanding and even, to a lot of people, off-putting, because verbally it is immensely clever and full of allusions and references," said writer and poetry editor John METCALF. "It is probably some of the most rewarding stuff that has been written in Canada."
Writing poetry, even life itself, lost its purpose for Mr. OUTRAM after his wife died. "Richard was always sending me poems that he loved by other people," said Mr. MANGUEL, mentioning the poem Winter Remembered by John Crowe Ransom about an "... Absence, in the heart, /" that was too great to bear and how the only way to soothe it was to "...walk forth in the frozen air/."
"He must have been thinking of that poem," concluded Mr. MANGUEL sadly.
Funambulist by Richard OUTRAM, 1975
I work on a slender strand
Slung between two poles
Braced fifteen feet apart.
My patient father coached me
From childhood to fall unhurt,
Then set me again and again
On a crude slack-rope he rigged
Out back of our caravan,
Raising the rope by inches:
Now, I'm the only acrobat
In the world to include in his act,
As finale, a one-hand-stand
Thirty feet from the ground
With no net. I married
A delicate, lithe girl
From another circus family.
We are very happy. She stands
On the circular platform top
Of one pole, to steady me
As I reach the steep, last,
Incredibly difficult slope
Near the pole: when I turn about
To retrace my steps, no matter
How quickly I spin, she is there
At the top of the opposite pole,
Waiting, her arms outstretched.
From Turns and Other Poems, published by ANSON- CARTWRIGHT Editions.
Richard Daley OUTRAM was born in Oshawa, Ontario on April 9, 1930. He died of willful hypothermia in Port Hope, Ontario, on Friday, January 21, 2005. He was 74. He was predeceased by his wife Barbara. A celebration of their lives is being planned for a later date.

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METCALF o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-16 published
Norman LEVINE, Novelist And Poet: 1923-2005
Known as a writer's writer, his short stories have been compared with work by Alice Munro and Mavis Gallant
By Rebecca CALDWELL, Thursday, June 16, 2005, Page S11
Canada made writer Norman LEVINE; a cool reception in Canadian publishing made him leave the country. Now, the next generation's writers are rediscovering his work.
A gifted novelist and a poet, Mr. LEVINE was best known in writing circles for his short stories. His 10 collections are often referred to with the same reverence as work by Alice Munro or Mavis Gallant.
"He was a writer's writer," said Toronto-based Newfoundlander Michael WINTER, the author of The Big Why, who met him in 1993 when Mr. LEVINE was in Saint John's for a reading. The two kept up a regular correspondence. On Monday, Mr. WINTER received a letter from Mr. LEVINE thanking him for an article about his passion for Mr. LEVINE's work that appeared in Brick magazine, the Canadian literary journal. Mr. WINTER counts Mr. LEVINE's sophisticated, sparse modernism in collections such as Thin Ice (1979) as a direct influence on his writing.
"He had a strange relationship with [his] Canadian audience," said Mr. WINTER. " His style is not one that appeals to a lot of people, but a lot of writers marvel at his talent.... His economy of so little saying so much -- when you try to write like that, you realize how hard it is to capture things accurately and truthfully with very few words."
Mr. LEVINE is, however, best known to the public for his controversial 1958 travelogue-social critique Canada Made Me, based on research from a three-month cross-country journey in 1956. The work was not complimentary to a country then stumbling awkwardly toward its cultural and national adolescence.
"I wondered why I felt so bitter about Canada," he wrote in Canada Made Me. "It was foolish to believe that you can take the throwouts, the rejects, the human kickabouts from Europe and tell them: Here is your second chance. Here you can start a new life. But no one ever mentioned the price you had to pay, and how much of yourself you have to betray."
Although it had been commissioned by Putnam and Sons in Britain and by McClelland and Stewart in Canada, M&S publisher Jack McClelland was so aghast at the manuscript that he would print only 500 copies to honour the contract. Canada Made Me would not have a major Canadian release until 1979.
"It was a very unboosterish book that did him in with all the powers that were in Canada," said John METCALF, a friend of Mr. LEVINE as well as his later editor at the Porcupine's Quill, which republished several volumes by Mr. LEVINE, including Canada Made Me in 1993.
"Norman realized that Canadian publishing was closed to him, so he went to England." He lived there for the next 30 years, "where he wrote amazingly inventive short stories and he was heralded as a genius all over England and Europe." In Canada, however, nobody took any notice whatsoever, said Mr. METCALF.
"In part, it was because of the very fact that he had chosen to go away, but also [because of] the rise of Canadian nationalism as a sort of all-consuming force in intellectual and cultural matters in the country. It basically declared both Norman and Mavis GALLANT as traitors to the country. Norman paid the price."
Born to Orthodox Jewish parents in Ottawa in 1923, Mr. LEVINE was raised in the city's predominantly Jewish neighbourhood of Lower Town. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a tail gunner during the Second World War, returning to Canada to study English literature at McGill University. After earning his B.A. and M.A., he won a scholarship to King's College, London, to pursue his PhD on the works of Proust and T.S. Eliot.
Mr. LEVINE had married Englishwoman Margaret PAYNE in 1952, and the two settled in St. Ives, where they would raise three daughters and befriend the burgeoning artistic community -- including abstract expressionist painters such as Francis Bacon, Terry Frost and Patrick Heron. The new intellectual circle would have a profound impact on his work.
"He was around a great deal of technical talk all the time about technique, which he transferred from visual terms into terms of rhetoric, so he was absorbing the lessons of painters and ways of looking and forging his own style," said Mr. METCALF. "He was forging a style that was quite new, fragmentary and imagistic. He was stripping ruthlessly down to the bone, the language got cleaner and cleaner. He denied all the conventional expectations of rhythms."
Living in St. Ives, and not in London or Paris, also gave him a chance to cultivate his outsider's perspective, said Mr. METCALF another of his motivations for leaving Canada. "He'd made the decision to leave on cultural grounds, but also on the grounds that he was an outsider in every aspect of his personality: as a Jew, as a writer, he liked to be on the margins of things, looking in."
Regardless of his reputation within Canada, Mr. LEVINE's writing was treasured outside of the country, particularly in Germany, where Nobel laureate Heinrich Boll worked on translations of Mr. LEVINE's stories for German editions.
Apart from a brief return to Toronto in the early eighties, and some time in France with his second wife Anne SARGINSON, from whom he later separated (Margaret PAYNE died of cancer in 1978,) Mr. LEVINE he made his life in Britain. However, he never forgot the country of his birth, and the country was apparently beginning to remember him. In 2002, he was named the winner of the Writers Trust of Canada Matt Cohen Award, only the second recipient of the prestigious lifetime achievement award. His last book, The Ability to Forget, was published in 2003.
"It was odd that having lived in Britain for 50 years, he still considered himself very much a Canadian. Canada was his world. I think he found it very difficult that he wasn't accepted, but he understood why," said his daughter Cassie FLINT, a high-school English teacher who lived near her father in Barnard Castle, Country Durham.
"He was thrilled by talk from Canadian publishers interested in reissuing his books," she said.
His death came as a shock, said Ms. FLINT. Although he had been seeing a consultant for some heart problems and suffered from blackouts for the past 18 months, he was quite fit and active, and was even at work on another short story.
Norman LEVINE was born in Ottawa on October 22, 1923. He died in County Durham, England, on Tuesday of a suspected heart attack following a fall. He was 81.

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METCALFE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-28 published
WATSON, Florence Mae (METCALFE)
At Brucelea Haven, Walkerton, on Sunday, June 26th, 2005 at the age of 89 years, the former Florence METCALFE. Wife of the late John WATSON. Beloved mother of Katherine and her husband Case VANDERPLAS of Oakville, and Bob and his wife Pat of Paisley. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kristine MAE of Oakville and Robert JOHN of London, and by her brother-in-law Burt WATSON and his wife Elva of Hanover. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Paisley Chapel, 216 Queen Street South, Paisley, from 1: 00 to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Thursday, June 30th at 2: 00 p.m. with the Rev. Murray ROUNDING officiating. Interment Douglas Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society of Brucelea Haven Residents Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com
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METCALFE o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-04-13 published
METCALFE, Major Robert William "Green Howard"
Major Robert William (Bob) METCALFE "Green Howard" passed away suddenly, but peacefully on Wednesday, April 6, 2005 in his 91st year. Cherished husband of Helen Margeretta METCALFE (née PORTER) of Ottawa. Dear father of Sharon MILTON of Edmonton and Sue METCALFE of Toronto. Favourite uncle of Dr. G.S.R. PORTER of Victoria, British Columbia. Beloved grandfather of Jennifer MILTON of Vancouver, Robert MILTON of Edmonton, Liane and Katherine BISNAIRE of Toronto. Trusty companion of 4 legged friend "Simon". Born January 25, 1915 in Richmond, Yorkshire, Robert served with the 8th Batt Green Howards in France, the Middle East and Italy, and married Lieut PORTER (Cdn Medical Corp.) in Jesi, Italy. Came to Canada as war "groom". Robert served as Reeve of Wallaceburg and Warden of Kent County. Retired with Helen to Ottawa. Robert was honoured by many organizations throughout his life, made Friends easily through his passion for the military, and was known for his encyclopaedic memory. Authored in his 80th year, "No Time For Dreams - A Soldier's Six Year Journey Through World War 2". A true "Green Howard" and sharp as a tack until the end of his days. We will miss his war stories and fine sense of humour. Memorial service on Saturday, April 30th, 2005 at 1 p.m. at Beechwood Cemetery Chapel, 200 Beechwood Ave., Ottawa. In lieu of flowers, kindly send donations to the War Amps. Bob also had a special interest in the Gurkha Welfare Trust, P.O. Box 18215, 2nd Floor, 1 Old Street, London, England, EC1V9XB or at www.gwt.org.uk

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METCALFE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-23 published
WATSON, Margaret Elizabeth (née METCALFE)
At London Health Sciences Centre, South Street Campus only one day after her 80th Birthday, Margaret Elizabeth (METCALFE) left this life on February 21st, 2005 to join her beloved husband James A. WATSON (1989) in Heaven. Also predeceased by daughter Patricia (1953,) grand_son Glen CONNOLLY, and parents Ellen (JOYNT) and Walter Sr. METCALFE, she was the last to survive her siblings John, Walter, Geraldine, Albert and their spouses.
Born in Quebec City, she moved to Montreal and later London, where she eventually employed at Westminster Hospital (now London Health Sciences Centre) Pharmacy Department until retirement. Margaret was adored and is survived by daughter Judy-Marie of London, step-daughter Barbara CONNOLLY of Calgary, niece Lois DICKSON/DIXON of Oakville, several nephews and their families, and her much loved canine "babies" Holly Jo Beans and Mr. Doodlebug. Treasured "Mummy", "Nana" and friend to many she unofficially adopted, including Gilles who provided care and support in her last weeks. Margaret lived a life of grace, loyalty and generous spirit. She was, and now will forever be, our angel. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street, at King Street, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock, where the funeral service will be held on Saturday at 12 noon. Interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations may be forwarded to Margaret's favoured charities the Kidney Foundation or the Lung Association.

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METCALFE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-21 published
WOODWARD, Robert W.
Robert W. WOODWARD of Woodstock and formerly of London, on Sunday, March 20, 2005 at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Woodstock. Beloved husband of the Late Mildred WAITE (2002.) Dear brother of Ellen PRINCE of Victoria, British Columbia and brother-in-law of Hazel KILBOURNE of Ingersoll. Loving uncle of Wendy and Benoit DE LA FILOLIE and their children Laura, Alexandre and Benjamin of France, Mary and Rick METCALFE and their daughter Jackie of Woodstock, Ted and Marney TOLLAR and family, Margaret and Gordon JONES and family, Isabel and Harvey SHELTON and family, Kathy CAMPISANO and family and John TOLLAR, all of Niagara Falls. Predeceased by his parents Wilfred and Anna (ADAIR) WOODWARD, his brother John, niece Anne PRINCE and sister-in-law Kathryn TOLLAR. A Memorial Service will be held at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home (2240 Wharncliffe Rd., S., Lambeth) on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Frances Down officiating. Private interment Woodhull Cemetery, Kilworth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. Please sign the Family Book of Condolence at www.obituariestoday.com.

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METCALFE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-22 published
METCALFE, Gwyn (née BROOKES)
Gwyn METCALFE (née BROOKES,) former resident of Toronto, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2005 at Wildwood Care Centre, St. Marys at the age of 73. Beloved wife of Don. She was predeceased by her parents William and Irene BROOKES, sister Helen CORNISH and daughter Karen PEERS. Gwyn will be remembered by Dave CORNISH, her good Friends at the Wildwood Care Centre and Thames Valley Retirement Community. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be conducted at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, Saint Marys (519-284-2820) on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 1 p.m. with Reverend Bob HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON officiating. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Alzheimer Society of Perth County would be appreciated.

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METCALFE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-04 published
METCALFE, Hildegard
At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Thursday June 2, 2005 Hildegard METCALFE of Thedford, age 87. Beloved wife of Bob for 52 years and loving mother of Jerry and Betty METCALFE. Cherished grandmother of Bob, Rick and Debbie, and greatgranddaughters Julie, Alisha, Ashley and April. Also survived by one brother in Germany, A memorial service will be held on Tuesday June 7, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. at Pinehill Cemetery. Reverend Edgar HEALEY officiating. Memorial donations to Strathroy General Hospital gratefully acknowledged. Gilpin Funeral Chapel.

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METCALFE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-24 published
TALASKAVICH, Gayle Ann (née METCALFE)
Suddenly at home on Friday, July 22, 2005. Gayle Ann (née METCALFE) TALASKAVICH, age 57 of London. Beloved wife of Cleon and mother of Nathan, London. Daughter of Jack and the late Kay METCALFE, Petrolia. Sister of Peggy and her husband Terry HOLMES, Sarnia. Aunt of Andrew HOLMES, Bright's Grove. Niece of Joyce PREVETT, Petrolia. Sister-in-law of Joann and her husband Jean AUGER, aunt of William Dakota MARSH, British Columbia. Gayle was the manager of Occupational Health and Safety Service at London Health Sciences Centre, London. Visitation at the McKenzie and Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 Christina Street North, Sarnia on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The service will be held in the McKenzie and Blundy chapel on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As an expression of sympathy, Friends who wish may send memorial donations to your local Humane Society or to the charity of your choice. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com. A tree will be planted in memory of Gayle TALASKAVICH in the McKenzie and Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 18, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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METCALFE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-25 published
JANES, Hazel (formerly METCALFE, née SINCLAIR)
At Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia, on Sunday, July 24, 2005. Hazel (METCALFE) Janes (née SINCLAIR,) 100 years, formerly of Sarnia and Wyoming. Beloved wife of the late C.E. (Zeb) JANES (1984) and E.F. (Ned) METCALFE (1956.) Dear mother of Mary Jane BICE and the late Norm (2004) of Sarnia and Frances WELLINGTON and the late Jim (2001) of Wyoming and the late John METCALFE (1989) and his wife Marie of Wyoming. Dear sister of the late Alex SINCLAIR and the late Margaret (West) CLAYPOLE. Dear stepmother of Calla JANES of Toronto and Merry and Jerry PINK of Nanaimo, British Columbia. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and several greatgrandchildren. Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wyoming Chapel, Broadway Street, Wyoming, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 (time later). Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or Wyoming United Church. Memories and condolences may be sent on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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METCALFE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-26 published
JANES, Hazel (formerly METCALFE, née SINCLAIR)
At Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia, on Sunday, July 24, 2005. Hazel (METCALFE) JANES (née SINCLAIR,) 100 years, formerly of Sarnia and Wyoming. Beloved wife of the late C.E. (Zeb) JANES (1984) and E.F. Ned) METCALFE (1956.) Dear mother of Mary Jane BICE and the late Norm (2004) of Sarnia and Frances WELLINGTON and the late Jim (2001) of Wyoming and the late John METCALFE (1989) and his wife Marie of Wyoming. Dear sister of the late Alex SINCLAIR and the late Margaret (West) CLAYPOLE. Dear stepmother of Calla JANES of Toronto and Merry and Jerry PINK of Nanaimo, British Columbia. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and several greatgrandchildren. Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wyoming Chapel, Broadway Street, Wyoming, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Kelvin TOFFELMIRE officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or Wyoming United Church. Memorial and condolences may be sent on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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METCALFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-09 published
METCALFE, Major Robert William " Bob"
Suddenly but peacefully on Wednesday, April 6, 2005 in his 91st year. Cherished husband of Helen Margeretta METCALFE (née PORTER) of Ottawa. Dear father of Sharon MILTON of Edmonton, and Sue METCALFE of Toronto. Favourite uncle of Dr. G.S.R. PORTER of Victoria, British Columbia. Beloved grandfather of Jennifer MILTON of Vancouver, Robert MILTON of Edmonton, Liane and Katherine BISNAIRE of Toronto. Trusty companion of 4 legged friend 'Simon'. Born January 25, 1915 in Richmond, Yorkshire, Robert served with the 8th Batt. Green Howards in France, the Middle East and Italy, and married Lieut PORTER (Cdn Medical Corp) in Jesi, Italy. Came to Canada as war 'groom'. Robert served as Reeve of Wallaceburg and Warden of Kent County. Retired with Helen to Ottawa. Robert was honoured by many organizations throughout his life, made Friends easily through his passion for the military, and was known for his encyclopaedic memory. Authored in his 80th year, 'No Time for Dreams - A Soldier's Six-Year Journey through World War 2'. A true 'Green Howard' and sharp as a tack until the end of his days. We will miss his war stories and fine sense of humour. Memorial service on Saturday, April 30th at 1 p.m. at Beechwood Cemetery Chapel, 200 Beechwood Ave., Ottawa. In lieu of flowers, kindly send donations to the War Amps. Bob also had a special interest in the Gurkha Welfare Trust, P O. Box. 18215, 2nd Floor, 1 Old Street, London, England, EC1V9XB or www.gwt.org.uk

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METCALFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-15 published
HAWMAN, Frances Mary (METCALFE)
At her home in Kingston on Monday, April 11, 2005, Frances METCALFE of Braemar Road, Kingston, in her 89th year. Beloved mother of Mary Gale RACE and her husband Doug of Port Elgin, Stewart of Caledon, Ellen of Kingston and Raymond of Caledon. Loving grandma of Scott, Race, Carrie and her partner Bert and Gary. Great-grandma of Jessica and Jenna. Dear sister of Winnifred PARKS and her husband Ken of Belleville, Leonard and his wife Joyce of Asphodel Township and the late Gerald, Carman, Flora and Marie. Sister-in-law of Rita METCALFE. Frances will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service was held at Brett "Havelock" Chapel (705-778-2231) on Thursday, April 14, 2005. Reverend Sue PATERSON officiated. Interment Norwood-Asphodel Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made (by cheque only) to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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METCALFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-07 published
Robert METCALFE, Soldier, Salesman and Volunteer: 1915-2005
British Army officer survived Dunkirk, the Bismarck and Rommel to end up engraved on Canada's $10 bill
By Randy RAY, Special to The Globe and Mail, Saturday, May 7, 2005, Page S9
Ottawa -- Second World War Veteran Bob METCALFE is gone but, every day, his legacy touches the lives of millions of Canadians, though most never know it.
We all know him: He is the tall soldier with the blue beret and blazer depicted on the back of the Canadian $10 bill under the words "in service of peace." How his image made it onto the bill remains a mystery to his family.
"He was contacted by someone from the government in the late 1990s who said they wanted him brought to downtown Ottawa for a photo opportunity," recalls his daughter Sue METCALFE of Toronto. "He was not told what it was for, just that they wanted a picture of a veteran... He had no idea he would be on the bill."
Those who knew Mr. METCALFE say his legacy will live on for reasons that go far beyond his likeness on Canada's ten-spot.
The son of a Yorkshire lumberman and grain miller, he was a proud soldier, an author, a forward-looking municipal politician, and a man of strong ethics and high standards for civility.
Raised in Yorkshire, he joined the British Army with war on the horizon. He graduated from Sandhurst military academy to begin a military career that would be the basis for his book No Time for Dreams: A Soldier's Six-Year Journey Through World War 2, which was written when he was 80. A member of the famed Green Howards, he was among the 400,000 members of the British Expeditionary Force who faced the new German approach to warfare, the Blitzkrieg. He was near the Canadian First World War memorial at Vimy Ridge when the Allied retreat began. On May 27, 1940, "a day I shall never forget," he wrote, heavy mortar fire erupted. Applying a field dressing to a wounded comrade, Mr. METCALFE was hit in the legs by shrapnel. Later, a German tank opened fire on his ambulance, then, miraculously, ceased fire. He survived the mass evacuation from Dunkirk on the H.M.S. Grenade, yet saw two of its sister ships torpedoed.
Once recovered from his wounds, he went on to fight in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. He was chased by the German battleship the Bismarck, went around the Cape of Good Hope and ended up in the Middle East, serving in Operation Desert Fox under the command of General Bernard Law Montgomery where he developed great respect and appreciation for German Field Marshal Irwin Rommel.
In Italy, he met and married his wife, Lieutenant Helen PORTER, a physical therapist with a Canadian hospital. They were married twice on October 28, 1944 -- once in the morning by the mayor of a small Italian town and again in the afternoon by a British Army padre. Mr. METCALFE ended the war a major attached to the U.S. army in France.
In 1948, the METCALFEs settled in the Chatham, Ontario, area where he sold steel and hardware until his retirement. Along the way, he served as reeve of Wallaceburg, Ontario, became a warden of Kent County and served on the Wallaceburg Industrial Commission where he was instrumental in attracting industry to the area. He also helped establish a Wallaceburg group home.
Yet he never forgot his fellow veterans. On the 30th, 40th and 50th anniversaries of D-Day he and his wife organized tours to Europe, not forgetting Sicily and Italy. In 1977, Mr. METCALFE received the Queen's Jubilee Medal. About 20 years ago, the couple moved to Ottawa to be near family and became involved in service work, often visiting schools to share their knowledge.
Bob METCALFE was born in Richmond, Yorkshire, England on January 25, 1915. He died of a heart attack in Ottawa on April 6, 2005. He was 90. He is survived by his wife Helen and daughters Sue and Sharon.

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METCALFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-18 published
MOFFATT, James Joseph (1924-2005)
Peacefully surrounded by his loving children, on October 16, 2005 at the age of 81, Jim passed away at the St. Catharines General Hospital following a very brief illness. Jim was predeceased by his mother Lillian BURK/BURKE (1975,) father John MOFFATT (1929) and brother Jack (2004). Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Joan FLANNERY, his sister Betty DANIEL of Thornhill and brother Kenneth of Louisiana. He is survived by his much loved children, Maureen (Wayne SQUIBB,) Marilyn (Robert KRAM,) Gary (Lorri METCALFE) and Greg (Dr. Vivian LIU;) and his adored grandchildren, Cristin (Adam LAZIER,) Jessica, Elizabeth, Geoffrey, Jonathan, James, Jaclyn, Allison, Bryan, Jordan and Clare. Born in Toronto, graduating from commerce at Malvern, Jim joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942. Following his discharge, he moved to St. Catharines where he co-founded and presided as president of Niagara Welder's Supply until selling his interest to Union Carbide in 1991. During his career he served several terms as Chairman of the Canadian Welding Society and The Ontario Welder's Supply Association. Jim and his wife Joan were active golf and curling members of The St. Catharines Golf and Curling Club for over 55 years. He served several years on the Board of Directors, becoming an Honorary Member in 1999. At his Tribute it was stated: 'Jim is a mild-mannered man of integrity and gentlemanly qualities. Many of our older members have known him for decades and what we have written will not be news to them. However, we would bet that every one of them considers themselves to be one of his Friends and you can be sure that they carry that distinction with pride. That is the essence of Jim MOFFATT'. Jim was also an active member of the Niagara Falls Club, Rotary Club and Rodman Hall. Visitation Thursday, October 20, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Hulse and English Funeral Home and Chapel, 75 Church Street, St. Catharines, 905-684-6346. Funeral Mass Friday, October 21, 2005 at 1 p.m. at The Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria, 67 Church Street, St. Catharines. The family would like to thank Dr. LUCEY, Dr. GRUBER and Nursing Staff at the St. Catharines General Hospital, and Dr. LUMB at Hamilton General Hospital for their care and support.

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METCALFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-08 published
McCORMACK, Robert Frederick
Peacefully, after a lengthy illness, at Providence Healthcare, on Friday, January 7, 2005, Bob, beloved husband of the late Ruth. Dear father of Alan, and Ronald and his wife Janet. Loving grandfather of Jamie Marie. son of the late Margaret METCALFE and William McCORMACK II. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (between Warden and Pharmacy), from 10 a.m. Monday morning until the Service in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Cremation.

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METCALFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-23 published
METCALFE, Zona Mabel (SMITH)
In her 77th year, died peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Saturday, January 22, 2005. Predeceased (1970) by her loving husband Willan METCALFE. Mother of Karen BARKER and Richard METCALFE (Lynne). Grandmother of Richard BARKER (Karin) and Michael BARKER (Tara HOPKINS.) Great-grandmother of Alixandria MARSHMAN and Nicholas BARKER. Sister of Lois WALKER (Dan) of Toronto and Bettie MOLLINS (Walter) of Stratford. Zona was a longtime resident of Newmarket who spent her early years in Saskatchewan and Montanna. A successful business woman, Zona was founder of "Zonas The Children Shoe Shoppe" in Newmarket. As a past member of the Newmarket Jaycettes and the Newmarket Lioness Club, she enjoyed helping others in her community. She will be dearly missed by her family and Friends. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main Street South, Newmarket for visitation on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday at 10 a.m., followed by interment at Newmarket Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation, would be appreciated.

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METCALFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-01 published
ELLIS, Alma Isabel (née ELLIOT/ELLIOTT)
Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Shelburne Site, on Sunday, February 27, 2005. Isabel ELLIS (née ELLIOT/ELLIOTT) of Hillsburgh, formerly of Mississauga, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late John Edgar ELLIS (May 2000.) Loving mother of Linda SWEETMAN (Gary) of Niagara Falls, Ken ELLIS (Judy) of Streetsville, Pat HOLLIER (Chris) of Hillsburgh, and Susan METCALFE (Bruce) of Erin. Cherished grandmother of Lorie, Chris, Kim, John, Wesley, Matthew, Rebecca, Shane, Katie, and Tim. Great-grandmother of Kenny, Jordon, and Joshua. Fondly remembered by her brother Erland ELLIOT/ELLIOTT (Lily) of Etobicoke. Predeceased by her brother Graham ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, and Eldon ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. S., Erin where the Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 2nd at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Gary Sweetman officiating. Spring Interment, Huxley Cemetery, Hillsburgh. Visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. If desired, donations to the Kidney Foundation, or the Lung Association would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.

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METCALFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-06 published
METCALFE, Gladys M. (EFFORD)
Peacefully at Shelburne District Hospital on Thursday, March 3, 2005, Gladys May EFFORD in her 89th year, beloved wife and constant companion of Harvey METCALFE. Devoted mother of Leah SCHONEMANN, Bolton and Bill EFFORD, Brampton. Cherished grandmother of Kelly, Danielle and Tyler SCHONEMANN; Donna-Lynn CABRAL and Robert EFFORD. Dearest great-grandmother of Branden and Megan CABRAL. Loving sister of Reuben EFFORD, Port Blandford, Newfoundland. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen St. S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213), Monday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, March 8 at 2 o'clock. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. If desired, memorial donations may be made to World Vision Canada, 1 World Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario, L5T 2Y4. Condolences for the family be may offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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METCALFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-22 published
METCALFE, Gwyn (née BROOKES)
Former resident of Toronto, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2005 at Wildwood Care Centre, Saint Marys at the age of 73. Beloved wife of Don. She was predeceased by her parents William and Irene BROOKES, sister Helen CORNISH and daughter Karen PEERS. Gwyn will be remembered by Dave CORNISH, her good Friends at the Wildwood Care Centre and Thames Valley Retirement Community. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be conducted at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, Saint Marys (519-284-2820) on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Bob HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON officiating. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Alzheimer Society of Perth County would be appreciated.

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METCALFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-22 published
SIMERSON, Mabel (née METCALFE)
Passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2005 after a valiant fight with cancer. Predeceased by her husband Bill. Dearly loved by her children Mabs (Mabel SAMPSON/SAMSON and Brian HALL,) Alan (Deborah,) Rob (Gail). Grandmother of Jon, David, Lindsay, Katelin, Alison and Julie. Great-grandmother of Jonathan. Also loved by her sister-in-law Doris METCALFE. Predeceased by her parents William and Susannah METCALFE and siblings John, Ted, Grace and Margaret. Resting at Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. East (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Service on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. in Church of the Master (Lawrence Ave. East, west of Markham Road). In lieu of flowers, donations to the Church of the Master, 3385 Lawrence Ave. East, Toronto, Ontario M1H 1A8 would be appreciated.

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METCALFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-27 published
METCALFE, David Alexander Sr. " Sandy"
(Veteran World War 2, Royal Canadian Air Force) Peacefully at Homewood Health Care, in Guelph, on Monday, April 25, 2005. Sandy METCALFE of Hillsburgh, in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Pearl TAILOR/TAYLOR. Loving father of David (Susan) of Hillsburgh, Bruce (Susan) of Ospringe, Burke (Linda) of Georgetown, Cameron (Lesley) of Hamilton, and John (Kelly) of Toronto. Cherished grandpa of David, Michael, Katie, Tim, Darcie, Melissa, Holly, Taylor, Austen, Thomas, and Noah. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main Street South, Erin, where the Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 28 at 3: 00 p.m. with Reverend Gary SWEETMAN officiating. Interment, Huxley Cemetery, Hillsburgh. Visitation on Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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METCALFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-13 published
WRIGHT, Donald F.
Suddenly on September 7, 2005. Dear husband of Etta G. (Genni) SCOTT. son of the late John Sydney WRIGHT and the late Gladys Caroline KEMP. Sadly missed by sisters Jean WOODS and Gladys METCALFE, by brothers Robert and wife Sylvia, Dennis and wife Shirley, Russell and wife Sandra, William and wife Grace, Peter and wife Betty Lou, Paul and wife Judith and by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers John Sydney and wife Ruth, Kenneth and wife Helen, by sister Shirley and husband Albert MARRITT, by brother-in-law Ernest (Eric) METCALFE and Albert WOODS. Cremation, at Donald's request there was no service. In his memory, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge 905-852-3073.

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METCALFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-19 published
METCALFE, Norma Aileen (née CARLTON)
Peacefully on Sunday, September 18th, 2005 at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Walter METCALFE. Dear sister of Vernon CARLTON. Much loved aunt of Lynda and husband Cameron, and Roy and wife Sally. Proud great-aunt of Glenn, Lorrie and husband Adam, and Tanya and husband Jason. Great-great-auntie of Taylor, Kaleb, Alexander, and Jackson. Sadly missed by Friends Sophie, Doris, and the Patterson family. Faithful employee of 49 years of the Robert Simpson Company (nowThe Bay). Friends may visit at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Tuesday from 11: 30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Funeral Service to follow in the Chapel at 12: 30 p.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. In memoriam donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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METCALFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-22 published
OSBORN, Alma (née METCALFE, formerly WALTON)
Veteran Royal Air Force 101 Bomber Squadron 1938-1946 With the dignity and courage which she displayed throughout her life, Alma passed away peacefully on September 18, 2005 at Milton District Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Alma leaves behind her beloved children Eric (Katrina) WALTON, June (Jay) WINTERS, cherished grandchildren Heath (Stephanie SPENCER) WALTON, Jeffrey (Mindy) WINTERS, Jillian WINTERS. Proud great-grandma to Megan LEIGH. Alma is survived by her devoted sisters Hilda FREAK and Christine (Kit) ARCHER. Loving aunt to Barbara (Bill) YAKUCHA, great-nephews Stephen, David, Barry, Brian, Bradley and great-niece Leslie. Predeceased by her brother Joe killed in action in World War 2, brothers-in-law Robbie FREAK and Bill ORANGE, and her nephew Peter SHELL. Cremation has already taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to Allendale Foundation in Milton or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family. All arrangements entrusted to the J. Scott Early Funeral Home, 21 James Street, Milton. "Forever Remembered"

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METCALFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-28 published
KING, Mary Agnes
Peacefully at Dufferin Oaks, Shelburne on Monday, September 26, 2005, in her 101st year. Beloved wife of the late Frederick. Loving mother of Phyllis METCALFE, Fred (Dawn), Alex (June), Eileen (Jim) SCOTT, Sylvia (MAC) MacPHERSON and Ruth (Bernie) MEIERS. Grandmother of 23 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. The family will receive Friends at the Doney Funeral Home, 318 Main St. E., Shelburne on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the funeral home chapel on Friday, September 30, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Shelburne Cemetery.

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METCALFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-12 published
PICKARD, Kathleen (née HENDERSON)
Passed away peacefully with her family at her side at Freeport Health Centre of the Grand River Hospital, at the age of 89 years. Born in Port Hope, Ontario, to the late Jack and Mary HENDERSON. Beloved wife of the late Leo (1980). Loving mother of Wendy and her husband Michael MARCHANT of Chicago. Cherished grandmother of Cheryl METCALFE of Kitchener, Carol (Rob) IAQUINTA of Milton, and Michael FLEMING/FLEMMING of Milton. She will be remembered by her great-grandchildren, Justin, Shawna, Christine, Kari, R.J. and Brandon. Kathleen's family will receive relatives and Friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener (519-749-8467) Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service for Kathleen will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, October 14, 2005 at 1 p.m. Cremation to take place. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Visit www.obit411.com/1778 for Kathleen's memorial.

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METCALFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-18 published
MOFFATT, James Joseph (1924-2005)
Peacefully surrounded by his loving children, on October 16, 2005 at the age of 81, Jim passed away at the St. Catharines General Hospital following a very brief illness. Jim was predeceased by his mother Lillian BURK/BURKE (1975,) father John MOFFATT (1929) and brother Jack (2004). Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Joan FLANNERY, his sister Betty DANIEL of Thornhill and brother Kenneth of Louisiana. He is survived by his much loved children, Maureen (Wayne SQUIBB,) Marilyn (Robert KRAM,) Gary (Lorri METCALFE) and Greg (Dr. Vivian LIU;) and his adored grandchildren, Cristin (Adam LAZIER,) Jessica, Elizabeth, Geoffrey, Jonathan, James, Jaclyn, Allison, Bryan, Jordan and Clare. Born in Toronto, graduating from commerce at Malvern, Jim joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942. Following his discharge, he moved to St. Catharines where he co-founded and presided as president of Niagara Welder's Supply until selling his interest to Union Carbide in 1991. During his career he served several terms as Chairman of The Canadian Welding Society and The Ontario Welder's Supply Association. Jim and his wife Joan were active golf and curling members of The St. Catharines Golf and Curling Club for over 55 years. He served several years on the Board of Directors, becoming an Honorary Member in 1999. At his Tribute it was stated: "Jim is a mild-mannered man of integrity and gentlemanly qualities. Many of our older members have known him for decades and what we have written will not be news to them. However, we would bet that every one of them considers themselves to be one of his Friends and you can be sure that they carry that distinction with pride. That is the essence of Jim MOFFATT." Jim was also an active member of the Niagara Falls Club, Rotary Club and Rodman Hall. Visitation Thursday, October 20, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., at the Hulse and English Funeral Home and Chapel, 75 Church Street, St. Catharines, 905-684-6346. Funeral Mass Friday, October 21, 2005 at 1 p.m. at The Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria, 67 Church Street, St. Catharines. The family would like to thank Dr. LUCEY, Dr. GRUBER and Nursing Staff at the St. Catharines General Hospital, and Dr. LUMB at Hamilton General Hospital for their care and support.

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METCALFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-19 published
METCALFE, William George " Bill"
It is with great sadness we announce Bill's passing on Tuesday, October 18, 2005, at the age of 69. Predeceased by his parents Levada and Mervyn. Loving brother to Lynn, Wayne (Barbara), Marilyn (John), Marie (Edward) and Leona. Predeceased by sisters Carilyn, Kay and Marjorie. Bill will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Special thanks to nephew Brian. Bill's humour and wit will be greatly missed by family and Friends. In accordance to Bill's wishes, a Memorial Service will be held at Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.), Markham, on Friday, October 21, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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METCALFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-01 published
METCALFE, Wilene " Korky"
Peacefully on Sunday, October 30, 2005 at North York General Hospital at the age of 62 years. Wife of late husband John METCALFE. Mother of Kimberly Ann and Michael ENTWISTLE, Joann and Ken PERCY, and Lynn and Kauko PUIRAS. Loving Gramma of Kristi, Kalle, Luke, Kyle, Jayme, Jennifer, Ryan, and Jake. Sister of Linda, Walter, and Larry. She will be missed by many other relatives and Cabbagetowners. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 1141 St. Clair Ave. W. (1 block east of Dufferin) on Wednesday, November 2, 2005 from 10: 30 to 11:30 a.m. A funeral service to follow at 11: 30 a.m. in our Chapel. Interment to follow at Prospect Cemetery.

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METCALFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-05 published
METCALFE, Kenneth F.
Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Friday, December 2, 2005. Beloved husband of Marion and loving father of Karen MILORDI and her husband Claudio and Rick. He will be greatly missed by his granddaughters Chiara, Alyssa and especially "Grampa's Girl" Daniela. Ken is survived by his brother Bill and his wife Mary, his uncle Harvey and his mother-in-law Edith McMAHON. He will also be missed by his nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends. He spent many years in the aircraft industry starting with DeHavilland and ending with Boeing. Ken was a proud member of the Newmarket Hydro Commission, Newmarket House League Hockey Tournament, New Beaver Shrine Club and life time member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 426. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket for visitation on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Wednesday at 2 p.m. followed by interment at Newmarket Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Ken's name to the Canadian Cancer Society, The Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Shriners Children's Hospital.

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