NORTHWAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-05 published
SLEMIN, Elizabeth Graham " Betty"
On February 2, 2005 in Toronto, in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Harry C. "Sonny" SLEMIN. She will sadly missed by her twin sister Mrs. John H. (Vivian) NORTHWAY, and by her nieces Gillian LANGE and Melinda THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. A private family service was held. If desired, a memorial contribution to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 1929 Bayview Ave., Toronto, Ontario M4G 3E8 would be appreciated by the family.

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NORTHWOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-11 published
NORTHWOOD, Barbara Elizabeth
On March 10, 2005 in her 88th year after a long illness. Predeceased by her parents Frederick NORTHWOOD and Reena (COCHRANE) NORTHWOOD. Dearly loved sister of Dorothy HODGSON of Ottawa, aunt to David NORTHWOOD of Edmonton, and Andrew and Susan HODGSON of Ottawa. Barbara lived in Toronto all her life, a good friend to many. Funeral Service on Saturday, March 12 at 2 p.m. from Saint Margaret's Anglican Church, 53 Burnaby Blvd., Toronto (at Avenue Rd, one block north of Eglinton), where Barbara was a faithful parishioner for many years. Burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Milton.

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NORTHWOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-11 published
NORTHWOOD, Barbara Elizabeth
On March 10, 2005 in her 88th year after a long illness. Predeceased by her parents Frederick NORTHWOOD and Reena (COCHRANE) NORTHWOOD. Dearly loved sister of Dorothy HODGSON of Ottawa, aunt to David NORTHWOOD of Edmonton, and Andrew and Susan HODGSON of Ottawa. Barbara lived in Toronto all her life, a good friend to many. Funeral Service on Saturday, March 12 at 2 p.m. from Saint Margaret's Anglican Church, 53 Burnaby Blvd., Toronto (at Avenue Rd., one block north of Eglinton), where Barbara was a faithful parishioner for many years. Burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Milton.

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NORTHWOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-13 published
LUXTON, Gillian Carol (née KING)
Born June 23rd, 1942, Dunnville, Ontario. Died September 9th, 2005, Puslinch, Ontario. Gill passed away comfortably at home surrounded by Friends and family, both four legged and two legged, after an illness fought with great spirit and good humour. Eldest daughter of Allan and Elsie KING, and dear wife of Allan William (George) LUXTON. She will be dearly missed by more-than-son Kirk HARRIS, Vikki LEARMONT and grand_son Tyson. Well-loved sister of Jack and Linda KING (Calgary,) Keith and Karen KING (Ajax,) and Shelley KING and John PIERCE (Kingston) and loving aunt to Darren and Katie KING, Cory and Jenna KING, Kelly and Jarl NORTHWOOD, Laura and John DOW, and Travis KING; she cherished the continuing bloodline in Karley, Jaimie, Coleman, and John Daniel. Vera SIMPSON, her friend and fiercest champion, will never find a dearer cause. Special thanks for the loving kindness of Friends Mark DONAHOE and Juanita MICHELIS. The family would like to acknowledge the support and dedication of her health-care team. Gill's compassion and intellect will be remembered both by her patients and by her many colleagues in the Hamilton Health Care system. Those who knew her in her true vocation will remember her commitment to the beauty of the Thoroughbred and the dream of champions. Private interment took place September 10th at Saint John's Anglican Church, South Cayuga. Family, Friends and colleagues are invited to enjoy "a day at the races" to celebrate Gill's passion for life. Please drop by the Northern Dancer Room at Woodbine Racetrack on Rexdale Boulevard in Toronto, Friday, September 16th between 1: 00 and 5:00 p.m., to share our memories and the thrill of the sport. For those wishing to make memorial donations, Gill has requested that they be directed to LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society, (416) 675-3993 ext. 3440.

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NORTON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-02-22 published
RUSSELL, Janet
Passed away at Grey Gables, Markdale, Sunday, February 20th, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Ernest Frederick RUSSELL. Dear mother of Dale, of Kitchener, Lyle (Mary), of Beeton, Bryan (Marilyn), of Holland Centre, Donna THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Lyle,) and Heather PLANTT (Robert), all of Markdale. Sadly missed by grandchildren, Leah, Allison, Bradley; Elizabeth, Pamela, Connie; Kevin, Kristen Lindsay, Blake, and Whitney; Hana and Blair; and seven great-grandchildren. Also survived by sister, Dona NORTON and brother, Goldwyn PATTERSON (Lois), all of Owen Sound. Predeceased by sons, Robert and Dean and sister, Gladys and brother, Jim. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale, Tuesday, 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m., where funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005 at 11: 30 a.m. Spring interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, donations to Centre Grey Health Services Foundation Building Fund would be appreciated.
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NORTON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-04 published
NORTON, Clara Evelyn (DICKSON/DIXON)
Clara passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005 at John Joseph Place Retirement Home, in her 95th year. The former Clara Evelyn DICKSON/DIXON was predeceased by her loving husband, the late Lorne NORTON, in 1994. She will be sadly missed by her children and their spouses, Allan and Donna, of Rosseau and Bill and Georgina, of Stoney Creek. Her memory will be cherished by her grandchildren, Kevin and his wife, Sherry, David, Huburn and Lori, as well by her great-grandchildren, Kyler and Owen NORTON. Predeceased by her daughter, Phyllis; a grand_son, Randy and by brothers, Lloyd and Russell. Friends are invited to call at the Currie Funeral Home, in Chatsworth, for visitation on Friday afternoon and evening, 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday afternoon, at 1: 00 p.m. Reverend Ruth HOWLETT officiating. Spring interment in McLeans Cemetery, Bognor. As expressions of sympathy, memorial contributions to the Chatsworth United Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
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NORTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-08 published
CHESNEY, Helen (KADLUBEC)
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus, on Monday, January 3rd, 2005, Helen (KADLUBEC) CHESNEY of London in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Ed CHESNEY. Dear mother of Olive CASH of Keswick, Gord CHESNEY (and Donna) of London, Judy Mock (and Paul NORTON) of Exeter, and Wes CHESNEY (and Kimberley) of London. Dear sister of Olive JOHNSON (and Bill) of London. Also loved by her 16 grandchildren, her many great-grandchildren, and her nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place with private interment of cremated remains in Woodland Cemetery, London. Memorial donations would be appreciated to the charity of your choice. A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, in care of arrangements. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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NORTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-16 published
COUSINS, Frederick " Fred"
Frederick (Fred) COUSINS passed away peacefully, at the age of 91, on Friday January 14th at Strathmere Lodge. Beloved husband (65 years) of the late Verna Jean (TOWNSEND.) Loved father of Carol ROSZELL (Rilea), Ruth NORTON (Terry GILES), Lynne BABIN (Paul) and Larry COUSINS (Barbara.) Dear Brother of Doris WAUD and her husband the late Bill WAUD, the late John COUSINS, and the late Marion PAYNE. Also will be missed by his many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Fred retired in 1977 after working at Robson Lang tannery for 49 years. Friends will be received at the Needham Funeral Home, 520 Dundas Street London. Visitation on Monday January 17th from 11: 00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Funeral service will follow at 1: 00 p.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Strathmere Lodge Building fund. A private family committal service will be held at Dorchester Cemetery.

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NORTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-22 published
BRUNER- PHIPPS- AUTHIER, Minnie Evelyn (FELTZ)
Peacefully at Watford Quality Care January 21, 2005 Minnie Evelyn (FELTZ) formerly of Leamington in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Theodore PHIPPS (1954,) Arthur AUTHIER and Gerald BURNER. Dear mother of Vivian JANSEN of R.R.#2 Forest, Lenore ROELENS, Delhi, Nelson PHIPPS, Wallacetown, Carol NORTON of Clifford, Vera Fysh Leamington, Arlene Bruner of California. Predeceased by James PHIPPS, Allan PHIPPS, Arnold PHIPPS and Sandra IRVINE, also surviving are many many grandchildren. Resting at the Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home and Cremation Centre McFarlane Chapel, 9 James Street, South at Watt Forest Lambton Shores where funeral service will be conducted on Monday, January 24, at 1 p.m. Visitation commencing Monday at 12 noon until service. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Leamington to follow on Tuesday. Donations to Alzheimer or Canadian Cancer Society appreciated (Cheque's only received at Funeral Home). A memorial tree will be planted in memory of "Minnie" by the Dodge family.

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NORTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-03 published
NORTON, Wilfred
At St. Joseph's Hospital, London on Wednesday, February 2, 2005. Mr. Wilfred NORTON of London in his 91st year. Beloved husband of the late Helen (TILLETT) NORTON. Dear father of Karen MOFFATT, Joyce STRINGLE, and Doug NORTON and his wife Beth all of London. Dear brother of Roy NORTON, Gladys LUTMAN and her husband Jack, and Mabel McCOY all of London. Predeceased by his brother Russell, his sister Ruby PINCOMBE and his brother Elmer NORTON. Also loved by his nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received by the family from 7-9 p.m., Friday and 1 hour prior to the service which will be conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Saturday, February 5th at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Dorman QUINTON of Egerton Street Baptist Church officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. (On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca)

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NORTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-01 published
SAMWAYS, Helen Jean (née McCAUGHRIN)
At Chelsey Park Nursing Home, London on Monday, May 30, 2005. Helen Jean (McCAUGHRIN) SAMWAYS of London in her 88th year. Wife of the late Cyril Jack SAMWAYS. Daughter of the late John and Margaret McCAUGHRIN of Bothwell. Predeceased by her brothers Russel, Delbert and Glen and her nephews Robert and James. Survived by her sisters-in-law, Isabelle JOHNSTON of London and Ellen (George) MILLER, her nieces Betty McDONALD of London and Janice BEDELL of Mull, Ontario her nephew Lee (Nora) McCAUGHRIN and several great-nieces and greatnephews. Predeceased also by her sister-in-law Jessica and brothers-in-law Fred and Frank. Friends will be received by the family from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Thursday, June 2nd at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend David NORTON officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, Ontario N6A 3R6. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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NORTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-24 published
NORTON, Kenneth
In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather Kenneth NORTON, who passed away September 22nd, 1998. What we would give to clasp his hand, And to see his happy face, That meant so much to us. Always remembered by wife Marion and families.

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NORTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-04 published
NORTON, Ted
In memory of Ted who left this world, 4 years ago today November 4th, 2001. This world is not conclusion, A sequel stands beyond, Invisible as music, But positive as sound. Love you forever, miss you the same. Your girls Sue and Robin.

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NORTON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2005-02-25 published
NORTON, Mary Ann (née LOUGHEED)
After a courageous battle with cancer, Mary Ann passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, in her 40th year. Mary Ann NORTON, beloved wife of Paul NORTON. Predeceased by her parents Joan and Leslie LOUGHEED. Life long Collingwood resident and owner of the Feminine Touch. Mary Ann will be greatly missed by family, Friends and business associates. Visitation was held at the Chatterson-Long Funeral Home, 404 Hurontario Street, Collingwood, then to Trinity United Church, Maple Street, Collingwood for a funeral service on Friday, February 25, 2005 at 11 a.m. In loving memory of Mary Ann donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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NORTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-19 published
OVEREND, Ernest 'Gordon' Miles
Peacefully on April 17, 2005 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, at the age of 90 years. Loving husband to Elizabeth Anne 'Betty Anne' (née LOSIER) for 17 years, and the late Ella Victoria (nee WILSON) for 43 years. Father of Nonnie KIEMELE, Peter OVEREND (Janice,) Jody OVEREND (Charlie TESSARO) and Dena SPLINTER (Bill.) Step-father of Gary NORTON and Julie NORTON. Cherished 'Grandpa' of Carl and Peter KIEMELE, Tory and Cate OVEREND, and Kristin, Karen, Michael and James SPLINTER. Brother of Margaret, Bruce, Howard (Clara), Dorthea, and Ruth. Gordon was a lover of music, poetry, nature, justice, and his family. He was a respected educator, an active volunteer, and a valued member of the Niagara and Bala Communities. He was involved with the Kiwanis Club, Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels, Niagara Concerts, and the University of Guelph Alumni. In his retirement Gordon also enjoyed skiing, skating, sailing, and singing. Family will receive Friends at the Morse and son Chapel of the Morgan Funeral Homes, 5917 Main Street, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. A memorial service will be held at Stamford United Church (3855 St. Peter Street, Niagara Falls) on Thursday morning at 11: 00 o'clock. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society or to Meal on Wheels. Online guest register at www.morganfuneral.com

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NORTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-13 published
EDELL, Nancy (née NORTON)
Born in Omaha, Nebraska, November 12, 1942, died at home in Bayswater, Nova Scotia, on the evening of Thursday, June 9, 2005. She was the daughter of the late Helen and Clayton NORTON. She is survived by husband Peter WALKER; son, Gabriel EDELL; daughter-in-law Sarah, granddaughter, Hyacinth; sister, Jan WEIDENHAMMER and nieces Molly and Nina; stepson, Jesse WALKER, and an aunt and cousins. She will be deeply mourned by her family, Friends and the art community to which she so greatly contributed. Her humour, generosity and vibrancy cannot be replaced. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, Hubbards. A celebration of Nancy's life will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at North Street Church, Halifax, 5657 North Street (corner of Fuller Terrace). In keeping with the spirit of Nancy's life, she will be celebrated with shared memories, drumming, good food and drink. For those who wish, donations may be made to the N.S.C.A.D. Student Scholarship fund by contacting the Office for Advancement: (902) 494-8251. Online condolences can be made to www.rawalker.ca.

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NORTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-16 published
KEEN, M. Frances
Died peacefully at home, from kidney failure, with her family at her side, in Toronto on September 14, 2005, in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Douglas KEEN. Mother of Christopher KEEN and his wife Susan COLES, Gregory KEEN, and Susan KEEN and her husband Craig SMITH. Loving grandmother of Nicole and Colin KEEN. Sister of the late Martin KENT, Kay McKILLOP and husband Sandy, Joan NORTON and husband Bill, and Marg SCOTT. Sister-in-law of Helen BOGGILD. Fran proudly served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. Later, she worked in special education at Brown and Jesse Ketcham public schools. She will be remembered for her strength, athleticism and lifelong interest in tennis and art. The family extends heartfelt appreciation to the staff of the St. Michael's Hospital dialysis unit, as well as the numerous home care and palliative care workers who provided comfort and support. The family will hold a private ceremony. Memorial donations can be made to the Salvation Army or the Kidney Foundation of Canada.

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NORTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-29 published
NORTON, Edna (née MARKHAM)
Born on September 4, 1938 in Toronto died peacefully on October 23, after many years of battling her illnesses. Edna was a fine athlete and creative talent, an archery champion, office manager and homemaker. She leaves behind Leah (Roger POLISHAK,) Brent (Julie CARMICHAEL,) and Craig, 6 grandchildren, brother-in-law Kerry and Nancy NEALE, dear friend Marshall and stepmother Helen. Edna did not want a funeral and the children will have private memorials. Donations are welcomed and may be sent to Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation in memory of Edna (www.camh.net). She fought and did not conquer, we pray others will.

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NORTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-27 published
NORTON, Howard
Passed peacefully, at Southlake Regional Health Centre with his family by his side on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Alta (DRUERY.) Father of Barry (Suzanne) and loving grandfather to Amy. Howard will be dearly missed by his many Friends and family. Howard was a retired employee of the Region of York and a life member of the Newmarket Veterans Association. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday at 2 p.m. followed by interment at Newmarket Cemetery. Special thanks to the nurses of the Surgical Cancer Unit at Southlake Regional Health Centre. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciated donations to Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association.

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NORTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-01 published
BACCI, Frances Mary (née NORTON)
Former employee of Hakim Optical and formerly of Richmond Hill. With great sadness, surrounded by family and Friends we announce the passing of Frances on Sunday, January 30, 2005 at the age of 75. Beloved wife of Aldo and cherished mother of Alda (Dave LUND,) Roger (Chris BARBOUR,) Donna (Andrew BEARE) and Martin (Josie). Loving sister of Phyllis COSENI, Joan EARL and Ronald NORTON (Jo Anne.) sister-in-law of Alfo BACCI. Grandmother of 17, great-grandmother of 2½. The family will receive Friends at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) 905-884-1062. Visitation Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service Thursday 3 p.m. in the Marshall Chapel followed by cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to Huronia Regional Hospital, 1112 St. Andrew's Drive, Midland would be appreciated.

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NORTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-25 published
NORTON, Mary Ann (née LOUGHEED)
After a courageous battle with cancer, Mary Ann passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital in her 40th year. Mary Ann NORTON, beloved wife of Paul NORTON. Predeceased by her parents Joan and Leslie LOUGHEED. Life long Collingwood resident and owner of the Feminine Touch. Mary Ann will be greatly missed by family, Friends and business associates. Visitation was held at the Chatterson-Long Funeral Home, 404 Hurontario Street, Collingwood, then to Trinity United Church Maple Street, Collingwood for a Funeral Service on Friday, February 25, 2005 at 11 a.m. In loving memory of Mary Ann, donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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NORTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-10 published
MILLER, Edmund
(Veteran of World War 2 - Juno Beach) Peacefully at Peel Memorial Hospital - Brampton on Wednesday, March 9, 2005, Ed MILLER, at the age of 87. Dearly beloved husband of Rena for 53 years. Loving father of Diane COSSITT and Paul and his wife Joycelene. Predeceased by his sister Marjorie NORTON. Sadly missed by his many family and Friends. Resting at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, from 1-3 p.m. Friday. A private family service to be held. Interment Brampton Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian War Amps Fund would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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NORTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-01 published
NORTON, Leslie
Peacefully at home after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at the age of 78. Beloved husband of Rhona for 55 years. Loving father of Jeffrey and his wife Josie, Terry and his wife Celine, and Kevin and his wife Trudy. Leslie will be lovingly remembered by his eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Service will be held at The Salvation Army Church, 3173 Cawthra Road, Mississauga, on Saturday, April 2, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Glen Oaks Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated by the family.

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NORTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-25 published
HODGSON, Eva
Suddenly at home on Saturday, April 23, 2005, in her 76th year. Beloved wife for 53 years of Norval of Mississauga Lake, formerly of Markham. Loving mother of Debbie and her husband Dan NORTON of Keswick, and the late Gary. Nana to Melissa and Laura. Friends may call at the Highland Park Visitation/Reception Centre, 2510 Bensfort Rd., Peterborough (at River Rd. S.) on Tuesday, April 26, from 2: 00 to 3:00 p.m. followed by a service in the chapel at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by Eva's family and may be made through Newcastle Funeral Home, 1-877-987-3964, with whom arrangements have been entrusted. (Expressions of sympathy may be made on-line through www.newcastlefuneralhome.com

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NORTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-26 published
ROBINSON, Doreen Isobel (née WILLETT)
Peacefully at home on Monday, April 25, 2005. Doreen (née WILLETT,) in her 85th year, loved wife of the late Herbert ROBINSON. Loving mother of Elaine (Luc BERTRAND), Kent (Jennifer), Paul (Ester), Helen (Mike STURGEON,) Glenn (Gina) and Janet ROBINSON. Proud grandmother of Bret, Tara, Alex, Nick, Ryan, Brooks, Kris and Jarnie and great-grandmother of Amber, Eli, William, Mark and Ethan. Survived by her sisters Mary (Art SHEPPARD) and Helen (Cliff NORTON.) Predeceased by her sisters Winnie (Gerry FENDLEY) and Peggy WYLIE. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, (905) 877-3631 on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, April 28 at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation. In memory, contributions to the Victorian Order of Nurses would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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NORTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-14 published
FELSTEAD, George
On Thursday, May 12, 2005. Beloved husband of Dorothy. Loving father to Lorraine SWAIN. Grandfather of Tammy (Rick) NORTON and Holly SWAIN. Brother of Hélène GODFREY and the late Eileen RICHARDS, William, Robert and Norman FELSTEAD. Memorial visitation will be held at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Road (east of St. Clair Ave. E.) on Monday, May 16th from 1 p.m. until the time of memorial service in the chapel at 3 p.m. Reception to follow in the Arbor Lounge of the funeral home. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated.

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NORTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-02 published
NEILL, Robert
Peacefully, at his home in Jackson's Point, on Thursday, June 30, 2005, at the age of 78 years. Robert (Bob) NEILL, beloved husband of Kathaleen (Kay) (née NORTON.) Dear father of Dawn FRENCH of Bolsover, Joan MOASE of Keswick, and Joseph NEILL and his wife Gillian of Kenora. Loving Grandfather of Nicholas, Galen, Emily, April, Katie, and Austin. Resting at the Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral Service in the Chapel Tuesday at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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NORTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-08 published
EVANS, Thomas David John (1923-2005)
John, beloved and devoted husband of Joyce Evelyn (LEATHAM) for 57 years died peacefully on Tuesday, July 5, 2005, surrounded by the love and support of his cherished family; his loving twin daughters and their spouses Ruth (Gary) NORTON, and Janet (John) WOODBRIDGE, and his very special and much loved grandchildren Andrew (Sandra) and Lindsay (Ryan LONG) WOODBRIDGE and Evan NORTON. John was born in South Wales but grew up in Great Crosby, Liverpool, England. He served valiantly with the British Royal Navy from 1943-1946. Upon immigrating to Canada, he worked as a design draftsman before finding a fulfilling career in teaching. After graduating from the University of Toronto's Faculty of Education, he taught at Dunbarton and West Hill Collegiates. He was a technical director for many years, before retiring in 1986. John will be sadly missed by his loving family in England; especially Muriel LEATHERBARROW, Valerie and Alan PHILIPPS, Judith and Trevor JONES John and Maria EVANS; David and Claire EVANS, Chris and Georgina EVANS, Al and Lyn LEATHAM, Shirley and Bill GALLAGHER and their families, and by his many Canadian and American Friends. A celebration of John's life will be held at Saint Margaret's-in-the-Pines Anglican Church, 4130 Lawrence Ave. East, (West Hill) on Monday July 11th 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Visitation from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 2: 00 p.m. The family greatly appreciates the outstanding, compassionate care given to him by his doctors and nurses at Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital, and the Margaret Birch wing. Donations in John's memory may be made to the Arthritis and Auto Immune Research Centre Foundation (A.A.R.C.) or the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.

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NORTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-17 published
KEEN, M. Frances
Died peacefully at home, from kidney failure, with her family at her side, in Toronto on September 14, 2005, in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Douglas KEEN. Mother of Christopher KEEN and his wife Susan COLES, Gregory KEEN, and Susan KEEN and her husband Craig SMITH. Loving grandmother of Nicole and Colin KEEN. Sister of the late Martin KENT, Kay McKILLOP and husband Sandy, Joan NORTON and husband Bill, and Marg SCOTT. Sister-in-law of Helen BOGGILD. Fran proudly served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. Later, she worked in special education at Brown and Jesse Ketcham public schools. She will be remembered for her strength, athleticism and lifelong interest in tennis and art. The family extends heartfelt appreciation to the staff of the St. Michael's Hospital dialysis unit, as well as the numerous home care and palliative care workers who provided comfort and support. The family will hold a private ceremony. Memorial donations can be made to the Salvation Army or the Kidney Foundation of Canada.

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NORTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-28 published
GARROD, Carolyn Gail (née FRIEDLANDER)
It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Carolyn Gail GARROD (née FRIEDLANDER) on Monday, December 26, 2005, at her home in Newcastle with her family by her side, in her 68th year. Beloved wife of Gordon; loving mother of Cynthia (Barry NORTON,) Sandra (Tom SCHMAHL,) and Shawn. Fun-loving grandmother of Vincent, Nicole, Julian, Jordan, and Carly. At Carolyn's request, there will be no service. Please make donations to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada through Newcastle Funeral Home, 1-877-987-3964, with whom arrangements have been entrusted. Expressions of sympathy may be made on-line through www.newcastlefuneralhome.com

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NORTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-28 published
NORTON, Michael " Gerry"
Peacefully, on Tuesday, December 27th, 2005 at Gibson House - Long Term Care, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Yvette NORTON (1993.) Loving father of Jacqueline KALYN, Theresa (Louis) VERDONI, Michael (Liisa), Jean (Jack) MacDONALD, and John (Donna). Cherished grandfather of eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Survived by his brother John NORTON and predeceased by his sister Mary LEROUX. Friends may call on Thursday, December 29th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Edward the Confessor Roman Catholic Church (75 Churchill Avenue, North York) on Friday at 9: 30 a.m. Interment to follow at York Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences www.rskane.ca.

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NORTQUIST o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-14 published
FILKIN, Clare Eugénie (formerly ARMSTRONG, née PARKER)
In her 97th year of a full life of dignity and independence, Clare Eugénie FILKIN passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 11, 2005 at North York General Hospital after a brief illness.
Loving Mother of David ARMSTRONG and Gail (ARMSTRONG) GANETAKOS and mother-in-law to George Anthony GANETAKOS, stepmother to Pat DEACON and Jule RYDER, grandmother to Marc GANETAKOS, Alexandra GANETAKOS, Joseph GANETAKOS, Stephen DEACON, Michael MILLER, Peter MILLER, great-grandmother to Jack DEACON, sister to Erma KOEPSELL and Evelyn GOTTSACKER (Sheboygan, Wisconsin) and George PARKER (Surrey, British Columbia.)
Predeceased by her husbands Dr. Harold G. ARMSTRONG and John O. (Jack) FILKIN, son Eugene ARMSTRONG, brother Randy PARKER (Vancouver), sisters Gwen NORTQUIST (Vancouver), Louise RUST (Vancouver) and Marjorie MITCHELL (Winnipeg.)
With thanks to the doctors and especially the nursing staff of the 8th floor, West Wing at North York General Hospital.
Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto Ontario, M4S 3E2 or 1-888-473-4636.

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NORTQUIST o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-14 published
FILKIN, Clare Eugénie Armstrong (formerly ARMSTRONG, née PARKER)
In her 97th year of a full life of dignity and independence, Clare Eugénie FILKIN passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 11, 2005 at North York General Hospital after a brief illness. Loving mother of David ARMSTRONG and Gail (ARMSTRONG) GANETAKOS and mother-in-law to George Anthony GANETAKOS, step-mother to Pat DEACON and Jule RYDER, grandmother to Marc GANETAKOS, Alexandra GANETAKOS, Joseph GANETAKOS, Stephen DEACON, Michael MILLER, Peter MILLER, great-grandmother to Jack DEACON. Sister to Erma KOEPSELL and Evelyn GOTTSACKER (Sheboygan, Wisconsin) and George PARKER (Surrey, British Columbia). Predeceased by her husbands Dr. Harold G. ARMSTRONG and John O. (Jack) FILKIN, son Eugene ARMSTRONG, brother Randy PARKER (Vancouver,) sisters Gwen NORTQUIST (Vancouver,) Louise RUST (Vancouver) and Marjorie MITCHELL (Winnipeg.) With thanks to the doctors and especially the nursing staff of the 8th floor, West Wing at North York General Hospital. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto Ontario, M4S 3E2 or 1-888-473-4636.

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NORWICH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-11 published
SWAIGEN (ZWAIGENBAUM,) Bessie (née BOSSIN)
On Saturday, May 7, 2005 at Humber River Regional Hospital. Bessie SWAIGEN, beloved wife of the late Samuel. Loving mother and mother-in-law of John SWAIGEN and Joyce YOUNG, and Gail and Richard BUNT. Dear sister of Sally NORWICH. Devoted grandmother of Andrea and Stephan, Julia, and Sarah Lynn. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Community Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 83 Olive Avenue, through Sunday evening. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre c/o Dementia Research Fund, 416-480-4483.

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NORWICH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-26 published
NORWICH, Holtby " Hope"
Peacefully on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga, in her 91st year. Beloved sister of Grace Hunter GRAY/GREY, daughter of the late William James and Sarah Eleanor NORWICH (née YOEMAN.) The memory of this wonderful lady and her sense of humour will be cherished by her Friends and family. Funeral Service to take place at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 1 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the Service. Private interment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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NORWICH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-10 published
SWAIGEN (ZWAIGENBAUM,) Bessie (née BOSSIN)
On Saturday, May 7, 2005 at Humber River Regional Hospital. Bessie SWAIGEN, beloved wife of the late Samuel. Loving mother and mother-in-law of John SWAIGEN and Joyce YOUNG, and Gail and Richard BUNT. Dear sister of Sally NORWICH. Devoted grandmother of Andrea and Stephan, Julia, and Sarah Lynn. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Community Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 83 Olive Avenue, through Sunday evening. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre c/o Dementia Research Fund, 416-480-4483.

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NORWISS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-04 published
KIRKNESS, Pearl Grace Gladys (WATT)
Peacefully at Scarborough Grace Hospital on Sunday, January 2, 2005, Pearl WATT, in her 96th year, beloved wife of the late Norman George KIRKNESS, Orangeville. Dear mother of Watt and Marilyn, Merrill and Betty, Warren and Jean, Lorea and Roion NORWISS, Orland and Maureen, Thelma and Peter YATES, Laverne and Adrienne and predeceased by Dawn and her husband Harold WAKEFIELD. Fondly remembered by her 22 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Merle BROWN. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home Baxter and Giles Chapel, 273 Broadway, Orangeville (519-941-2630) Tuesday evening 7-9 o'clock and Wednesday morning, January 5 from 10 o'clock until time of funeral service in the chapel at 11 o'clock. Spring interment Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Tsunami Southeast Asia relief through World Vision Canada, One World Drive, Mississagua L5T 2Y4 or to the charity of your choice. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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NORWOOD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-25 published
NORWOOD, Flo (BROCKLEBANK)
It is with regret that Jacquie and Alf MESSENGER of London, announce the passing of Jacquie's mother, Flo (BROCKLEBANK) NORWOOD. She died peacefully surrounded by her family, on Saturday, July 2, 2005, at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Jake, her 4 daughters, her sister Chris SCOTT formerly of London, 12 grandchildren including, Ellen (Dave) McKEGNEY and Kate (Bill) MATICHUK of London, David (Alice) and Mike (Jen) both formerly of London and 16 great-grandchildren including Drew, Sam, Mike, Michelle, Josh and Jonathan of London. On-line condolences and donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Lung Association can be made at www.jardinefuneralhomes.com

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NORWOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-28 published
NORWOOD, Vi
Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, January 26, 2005, in her 75th year. Beloved wife of Jack, for over 52 years. Loving mother of Barb (Terry KUSHNIER,) Karen (Drew DAYTON,) and Scott. Cherished Grandma of Crystal and Kyle. Dear sister of Sheila, Ellen and Bill, and their families. Visitation will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, January 31, 2005 at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to all of the staff of North York General Hospital and Hill House Hospice. If desired, donations may be made in Vi's memory to North York General Hospital Volunteer Services or the Hill House Hospice.

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NORWOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-26 published
SNELGROVE, Katheleen Mary (née MARTIN)
Peacefully passed away at Sandalwood Park Retirement Community, Brampton, in the presence of family, at the age of 84, on Monday, April 25, 2005. "Kay" is survived by her loving family, son David SNELGROVE, wife Susan, grand_son Andrew of Richmond Hill, and daughter Mary NORWOOD, fiancé Alex KOWALSKI of Midland, grandchildren Laura, Adrianne and Alexander NORWOOD, daughter June YOUNG and husband Colin of Brampton. Kay was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in 1921. Her parents Tim and Rose MARTIN introduced her to a number of notables in her youth such as Mackenzie King, K.C. Irving and Elliott Trudeau. These associations led to a lifelong interest in politics. Trained in dance and theatre, Kay was also a skilled athlete and marksman. In 1938, she enrolled in Emerson College in Boston and began a key phase of her life as she served as part of the Sir William Stephenson's Intrepid network. As a student, she secretly brought vital communications documents between Churchill and Roosevelt back and forth across the Canada/U.S. border. In 1941, after Pearl Harbor, Kay immediately left school in Boston to serve the balance of World War 2 as an intelligence officer at the Captor II naval base in New Brunswick. In 1942 she married a sailor, Donald Edward SNELGROVE. After the war, Kay and Donald moved to Regina to start their family. Divorced in 1970, Kay returned to the workforce. She spent 17 years at the Brampton Times newspaper. In retirement Kay kept up her sports and was still dancing to the end bringing a smile to the faces of those around her. A memorial service will be held in the Chapel and Reception Centre, Assumption Cemetery in Mississauga on Saturday, April 30, at 12: 30. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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NORWOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-11 published
NORWOOD, Betty Ann (PALENCHUK)
Peacefully, with her family at her side, at Perth Hospital, on Friday, June 10, 2005. Betty NORWOOD, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Ambrose NORWOOD. Dear mother of Brenda of Perth, grandmother of Tracey and Billy Joe, and great-grandmother of Brendan and Brittany. Survived by sister Cecile MORTON. Predeceased by brothers Steve, Bill and George. Will be sadly missed by nieces Janice, Beverly, Susan, Connie and Donna, and nephews Bob and Rick. Very sadly missed by all the members of the NORWOOD, Traynor and Adrain families. Visitation will take place at the Lyons Funeral Home, Westport, Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, June 13, 2005 at 10 a.m. at St. Edward's Church. Interment St. Edward's Cemetery. "Keep smiling and remember the good times."

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NORWOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-20 published
Kay SNELGROVE, 84: Intrepid spy and courier
Part of legendary spy operation
Kept quiet about her wartime work throughout life
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
Every family has its secrets. And had the 1976 bestseller A Man Called Intrepid, not been written, Kay SNELGROVE's family might never have learned of hers.
As a teenaged schoolgirl attending Emerson College in Boston and regularly going back home to Saint John, New Brunswick, to visit Friends and family in the early years of World War 2, she helped deliver dozens of covert messages from Britain's war offices that ultimately went to those of American president Franklin D. Roosevelt.
She was part of the largest intelligence operation in history run by Canadian Sir William STEPHENSON, secret envoy for British prime minister Winston Churchill and the man code-named Intrepid.
After the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, catapulting the Americans into the war, she was pulled out of school and brought home. Like many women, she went to work for the war effort; unlike many women, she was a code runner, a young woman with war knowledge considered so vital, she was assigned an Royal Canadian Mounted Police undercover officer to accompany her to and from her work at the naval yards.
She had taken an oath of secrecy and she kept it until author William STEVENSON's book was published. It described what is generally believed to be a masterful campaign by Britain to draw the U.S. out of its isolationist policy into the war effort to defeat the Nazis. STEPHENSON ran it out of the British Security Co-ordination Office in Rockefeller Center. Its cable address was Intrepid. But SNELGROVE took no joy in telling her children about what she did in the war.
It was the late '70s and by then she was a single mom living in Brampton raising June, her youngest and the only child still at home. Her country club and cocktail-party lifestyle had ended in 1969 when her husband, Don, left her and she became one of the first women of her set to divorce and downsize to a lifestyle that came without the backyard pool.
She'd picked up the pieces and applied for her first job since she was married, as a receptionist at the Brampton Daily Times, a now defunct Thomson newspaper. SNELGROVE had stunned her boss when she had put down the name of Ken Thomson himself as a reference. She went on to head the paper's classified ad section until she retired in 1986.
Reading STEVENSON's bestseller was "bittersweet" for her, her daughter Mary NORWOOD said.
According to her son, David SNELGROVE, when the book came out she realized she could finally talk about what she did -- but the only person she wanted to talk to about it had died in 1972.
"She always said she regretted never talking to her father about it," he said.
Because she always believed -- but never knew for sure -- that it was her father who volunteered her for the secret agent job.
Thomas MARTIN was a successful consultant working for the federal government rescuing foundering companies in the Dirty Thirties.
Although a lifelong Tory, he was a close colleague of and often on call to Liberal prime minister Mackenzie KING, whom his only child took to calling "Uncle Mac."
Her mother, Rose, an opera singer in Britain, made sure her daughter had every lesson imaginable: jazz, piano, ballet, tap, even acrobatic dance. She grew up in increasingly comfortable and influential homes in the West, then Montreal, where she became Friends with a young man named Pierre Elliott Trudeau whom she always called Elliott, and on to Saint John, where the family lived two blocks from the home of K.S. Irving and where she pitched on the same baseball team as two of his sons.
Talented, athletic and a whiz with numbers like her father, Kay MARTIN graduated from high school at 15. She never understood why her father insisted she attend Emerson College in Boston, where she studied dance and theatre with a great-grand_son of Davy Crockett.
She was in her second year when she was taken to the basement of a museum in Saint John where a man swore her to secrecy, told it had been cleared with her father, and conscripted her to serve her country.
That's how a tiny (she was 5-foot-1 and 99 pounds) convent-educated college girl became a King's Courier, blithely carrying white envelopes across the border. She knew only what she had to do she never knew who else was involved or what purposes the documents she was delivering served.
From her home in Saint John, she'd call a particular cab to drive her to the train station. When it arrived she would say to the driver, "Do you have something for me?" He would reach back over the seat and hand her a sealed envelope she'd put in her school papers.
She never told her children how she knew which Boston cabbie to hail, but once in the cab she had merely to say, "Take me to my dorm," and the driver would ask if she had something for him. And so it went, for two years, until 1941, her senior year, when she got a call demanding she come home for American Thanksgiving.
In Saint John, she again went to the museum basement where she was given another white envelope but this time told what message it contained, and then given different instructions and a combination of numbers and letters to memorize. She never forgot the message: It stated a large flotilla of Japanese battleships was heading for either Pearl Harbor or San Francisco, estimated time of arrival was December 6 or 7.
And she was to deliver that message to the British consul.
On December 6 she was studying in her dorm when her frantic roommate burst in announcing the Japanese bombing. "Pearl Harbor or San Francisco?" MARTIN blurted. It was the first time she had let anything slip and she thought it had gone unnoticed. But a half-hour later, her roommate wanted to know how MARTIN knew where the bombing was. She thought fast and said, "There are only two American naval bases on the west coast," which satisfied her roommate.
Almost immediately, she got a phone call ordering her home. With four months to go before she completed her degree and being of an independent nature, she refused, but the next day discovered her bank account had been emptied and closed, and when she returned to her room, a train ticket had been left on her bed. She never did graduate but went to work ostensibly as a secretary back in Canada.
Again, she was told where she would be working: at the New Brunswick Captor II naval base. Her job description was as a civilian secretary, but it was a cover for her work as an intelligence officer decoding cipher machines for critical naval operations. Once, she was hauled back to the base to run some codes on a suspicious ship in the Bay of Fundy with an outdated code. She identified it as an American vessel that had crossed the international dateline, and saved it from being blown up.
Decades later, she went into therapy to help with her resurfacing nightmares about working triage -- boarding ships to document the human devastation of war -- but when the war ended, she re-entered civilian life with gusto. The '50s found her living a Leave It To Beaver kind of life with the executive husband and three kids.
"She became Mrs. Mom," said NORWOOD.
Her mother taught her how to serve hors d'oeuvres at their parties, but she also taught her how to do a mean cartwheel. When daughter June YOUNG wasn't going to be able to take a night school gym class because of low enrolment, Kay SNELGROVE signed on and took the course. "I got a 79 and she got 84," said YOUNG.
When YOUNG started dating, her mother mentioned that she had been taught how to kill a man with a hatpin. Once, she showed her son an old bullet and told him it had been given to her at the end of the war by a man who said, "This had your name on it, Katie. We got him."
David SNELGROVE did some research on the Internet and found the bullet is a type issued to many European World War 2 military officers. "It could have been a true story," he said. " It's a great story and I don't have any reason not to believe it."
His mother was parsimonious with her war stories, however, never mentioning names, and tight-lipped about identifying details, as she had been trained to be. She never saw her role in the war as heroic. "I would say Mom felt it was her duty," said NORWOOD. "She sure loved her country. She loved being a Canadian."
SNELGROVE died April 25 in Brampton. She was 84 and had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease. She used to say she should write her memoirs, but she never did, perhaps because she was true to her word and kept her secrets.

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