PERKINS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-08-30 published
BOETTGER, Vida Mae (McARTHUR)
Passed away peacefully at Grey Gables, Markdale, on Saturday, August 27th, 2005, surrounded by the love of her family and Friends. Vida BOETTGER, in her 90th year. Dear mother of Dianne and Peter, of Owen Sound. Wonderful "Gramma B", of Sarah and Tim, of Hay River, N.W.T. and Kelsey and Deni, of Owen Sound. Predeceased by her parents, Dr. J.A. (Jack) and Ada McARTHUR; brother, Jack and her twin sister, Vera (Mrs. Milt PERKINS) and her husband, Harry BOETTGER. Cremation has taken place. There will be a celebration of life at Grey Gables, Markdale on Thursday, September 15th at 1: 30 p.m. Interment of Ashes, Markdale Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made at The Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford or the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, Owen Sound to the Arthritis Society or the Markdale Hospital would be appreciated. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.
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PERKINS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-08-31 published
BOETTGER, Vida Mae (McARTHUR)
Passed away peacefully at Grey Gables, Markdale, on Saturday, August 27th, 2005, surrounded by the love of her family and Friends. Vida BOETTGER, in her 90th year. Dear mother of Dianne and Peter, of Owen Sound. Wonderful "Gramma B", of Sarah and Tim, of Hay River, N.W.T. and Kelsey and Deni, of Owen Sound. Predeceased by her parents, Dr. J.A. (Jack) and Ada McARTHUR; brother, Jack and her twin sister, Vera (Mrs. Milt PERKINS) and her husband, Harry BOETTGER. Cremation has taken place. There will be a celebration of life at Grey Gables, Markdale on Thursday, September 15th at 1: 30 p.m. Interment of Ashes, Markdale Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made at The Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford or the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, Owen Sound to the Arthritis Society or the Markdale Hospital would be appreciated. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. Arrangements entrusted to the Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford.
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PERKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-02 published
ROOKE, Freda Margaret (née TURNER)
Freda Margaret of Blenheim passed away on Monday, January 31, 2005 at the Blenheim Nursing Home. Born in Parkhill, Ontario 103 years ago, daughter of the late Wm. Henry TURNER and Margaret R. RICE. Her husband Harry ROOKE died in 1975. Dear Mother of Elaine and husband Glen HOLMES of Kincardine; Mervyn and wife Helen ROOKE of Blenheim; Alden and wife Fay ROOKE of Burlington proud grandmother to 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Dear sister to Phyllis PERKINS and Gladys McCREARY of Saskatoon Walter TURNER of Lloydminster, Alberta; Brock TURNER of Cupar, Saskatchewan. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Freda is predeceased by brothers Lawrence and Harvey TURNER. Resting at the J.L. Ford Funeral Home in Blenheim for visitation on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday afternoon at 1: 30 p.m. from the Blenheim United Church with Rev. Bruce COOK officiating. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials to the Blenheim United Church Memorial Fund or World Vision would be appreciated.

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PERKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-22 published
FINLAY, Helen V.
At London Health Sciences Centre on Wednesday, April 20, 2005, Helen V. FINLAY in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of Donald "Don" FINLAY. Dear mother of Doug FINLAY (Cathy), Dave FINLAY (Shelley), Dean FINLAY (Gayle), Kim HEITZMANN (Rick), Jeff FINLAY (Shannon) and Jody DEGAUST (Nick) all of London. Also survived by 17 grandchildren. Sister of Beverley PERKINS (Dexter) of London. Visitors will be received on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St. where Funeral Service will be conducted in the chapel on Monday at 1 p.m. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the London Health Sciences Foundation for use in the Neurology Department.

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PERKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-17 published
ANGUS, Thomas Anderson; D.F.C. and bar, Ph.D, D.Sc. (hon,) (O.A.C. Previously of Sault Ste. Marie; in his 90th year. Passed away peacefully in the presence of his family on June 16, 2005. Predeceased by his beloved wife Jane (née SMITH, Ontario Agricultural College '48) in 1992 and their son John David in 1961. Left to cherish his memory are Beth and her husband John SCHIKS and Jeanie and her husband Rod PERKINS all of London. Beloved Grampa of Elizabeth, Thomas, David and Alex. A visitation will be held at Needham Funeral Home, London, Ontario, Saturday, June 18 from 1: 00 p.m. to 2: 00 p.m. followed by a service at St. Georges's Presbyterian Church, 1475 Dundas Street East, London, Ontario at 3: 00 p.m. A memorial service will be held in Sault Ste. Marie on June 25th and his ashes will be placed in the family plot in Sault Ste. Marie. The family wishes to extend their most sincere thanks to Ross and Cathy CHAPIN and the staff at Inspirit Residences for the kindness and care they provided Tom while he lived in London. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.

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PERKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-09 published
PERKINS, Kathleen Mildred
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus on Sunday, August 7, 2005, Mrs. Kathleen Mildred PERKINS of London in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Mr. William PERKINS. She will be sadly missed and remembered by her dear Friends Anthony and Eugenia AGGELAKOS, (Granddaughter) Niki and Keith NEAL and their children Alexis and Kalista, (Grandson) Bill and Donna AGGELAKOS and their children Danielle and Christopher. Visitation will be held at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where the service will take place Thursday at 11 a.m. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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PERKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-24 published
JOHNSON, Harold
At his home, with his family at his side, on Tuesday, August 23, 2005, Harold JOHNSON, 73 years, of Petrolia. Loving husband to Ileen (née ATKINSON.) Loved father to Leonard JOHNSON and Vi SMITH of Sarnia, Larry JOHNSON of Petrolia, Brian and Cathy JOHNSON of Petrolia and Linda and Dave PODOLINSKY of Alvinston. Will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Leonard Jr. and Jennifer JOHNSON, Jeffrey and Jeremy JOHNSON and Bradley, Kevin, Rodney and Ashley PODOLINSKY. Dear brother to Gladys SAUNDERS of Sarnia, Doris SAUNDERS of Sarnia, Winnifred JOHNSON of Wyoming, Blanche MANSFIELD of Watford, Mildred and Bernie SMITH of Glencoe, Clayton and Dorothy JOHNSON of Petrolia, Dorothy PERKINS of Forest, Ollie and Shirley JOHNSON of Wyoming and the late Wilton JOHNSON (1987.) Visitors will be received on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where the funeral service will be held on Friday, August 26, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Kelvin TOFFELMIRE of Wyoming United Church officiating. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery. Model Lodge #147, Independent Order of Odd Fellows will hold a memorial service on Thursday at 6: 45 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Bluewater Health Foundation (Palliative Care). Memories and condolences may be left on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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PERKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-30 published
WEIR, Estelle Mae (HARBON)
It is with heavy heart, but a sense of peace, we announce the passing of Estelle Mae (HARBON) WEIR of London in her 92nd year, at Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care, London on Tuesday, November 29, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Robert W. WEIR. Dear mother of Penni STEELE and her husband Wayne of Sarnia. Predeceased by her daughter Patricia Ann CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER and her son James Wylie WEIR. Dear mother-in-law of Doreen WEIR and Jack CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER both of London. Dear sister of Irene PERKINS of London and sister-in-law of Jean JORDAN and her husband Ron of London. Also loved by her grandchildren, Scott WEIR, Deborah SCHAMANN, John CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER and his wife Wendy, Jodi ALEXANDER, Stephanie LINDAU and her husband Peet and Pamela TINNEY and her husband Craig. Great-grandmother to, Gregory, Britnee and Kymberlyn, Sam and Emma, Olivia, Alex and Evan, Sam and her namesake Stella. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the#1 hour prior to a memorial service being conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Friday, December 2nd at 11: 00 a.m. with Major Gary VENABLES of the Salvation Army, London Citadel officiating. Friends who wish to remember Estelle, please consider making a contribution to the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle this holiday season. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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PERKINS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.barrie.the_barrie_examiner 2005-08-25 published
Two killed in truck crash
By Chris SIMON, Thursday, August 25, 2005
Two people are dead following a two-vehicle collision near Stayner early Wednesday morning.
Ontario Provincial Police say they were not wearing seat-belts.
Kelly PERKIN, 27, of Stayner and Daniel HOULE, 23, of Stroud, died after their Ford pickup truck collided with a black 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier on Centre Line Road, north of County Road 9, in Clearview Township at about 1: 40 a.m.
Ontario Provincial Police say the truck was travelling south, when it crossed the centre line and sideswiped the car. The truck then entered a ditch and rolled several times.
A third occupant of the truck, 25-year-old Mary Kate MILLIGAN of Wasaga Beach, sustained minor injuries.
All three were ejected from the vehicle since they were not wearing seat-belts, said Ontario Provincial Police Const. Julia McCUALT.
(“MILLIGAN) was very lucky, very fortunate,” she said. “They believe alcohol and speed were contributing factors at the time of this collision. Also, none of them were wearing their seat-belts.&rdquo
PERKINS was pronounced dead at the scene, while HOULE and MILLIGAN were transported to Collingwood General and Marine Hospital. HOULE was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
MILLIGAN was treated and released.
The car's driver, Jacob LALKENS, 39, of Stayner was not injured.
No charges have been laid, as the investigation continues, said McCUALT.
“They'll probably be interviewing people as the week goes on,&rdquo she said.
With several recent vehicle collision fatalities in the Barrie area -- including two along Highway 400 during the last two weeks people should understand the need to wear a seat-belt, said McCualt.
Two people that died in those collisions were not wearing seat-belts.
“Recently, (with) the fatalities on the highway, it's such a high percentage of people dying because they weren't wearing their seat-belt,” said McCUALT.
In the most recent collision, Uxbridge resident Scott BRETT, 18, died on Highway 400 last week, just outside of Barrie. Two other occupants in the car -- both 18 -- were transported to hospital.
At least three of the vehicle occupants were not wearing seat-belts when that collision occurred.

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PERKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-12 published
KANE, The Honourable Justice Joseph Charles (1928-2005)
Retired Superior Court Judge Peacefully passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at Providence Health Centre, Toronto. Joe was an inspiration to so many people throughout his life. He was our hero. He was our best friend and he was someone who led by example. Sadly missed by his wife Janet (PERKINS) and sons, Terry & Helen (Calgary), John Timothy (Toronto), Steven (Toronto), Christopher (Chicago) and daughters Dianne and Bruno BENEDETTI (Mississauga) and Wendy KANE (Toronto.) Proud grandfather of David BENEDETTI (Mississauga,) Lisa ALLANA (Markham,) Kiah and Sage KANE (Calgary.) Proud brother of Francis and wife Marilyn (Fort Worth), Jeff and wife Madeline (Burlington) and sisters Mary KANE (Toronto) and Jeanne BURNS (Toronto.) Predeceased by sisters, Ruth KELLY and Patricia KANE and brother, Fred KANE. Deeply missed by so many Friends and colleagues, in particular Leonard GOODMAN. As a respected member of the judicial and legal communities, Joe was admired for his sense integrity and honesty. In 1978, after a 23-year career as lawyer and Queen's Counsel, Joe was appointed a County Court Judge in the City of Toronto. At the age of 49, Joe was one of the youngest judges ever appointed and he served on the bench until 1997 as a Superior Court Judge. While law ruled most of his working days, his true passion was hockey. His contributions to the sport in Canada and internationally were far reaching - from coaching house league and the University of Toronto Varsity Blues, then President of the Central Pro League, Director with Hockey Canada and eventually Arbitrator with the National Hockey League. Joe loved being in a rink and around young people. While he experienced so many rewarding moments in hockey his greatest thrill was being able to coach his four sons when they were young. There was no prouder parent in the arena 7 nights a week! Words which best describe Joe are - loyal friend and kind soul. He used to say, 'a person's wealth is not measured by the amount of money in his bank account but rather, the number of Friends he acquires throughout his life'. This would mean that Joseph Charles KANE is one of the wealthiest people in the world! The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, January 14th. We welcome you to celebrate his life at Leaside United Church, 822 Millwood Road (at McRae Drive), on Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 11: 00 o'clock. If desired, donations to the Houses of Providence, Providence Health Centre, 3276 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto M1L 1W1, would be appreciated.

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PERKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-04 published
PERKINS, Frances M. (née SHAW)
At Briton House, Toronto, on Wednesday, March 2, 2005. Frances, beloved wife of the late John C. PERKINS. Dear daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. William F. SHAW and stepdaughter of the late Edna SHAW, all of Westmount, Quebec. Fondly remembered by several cousins and Friends. As a longtime resident of Briton House, special thanks are extended to the doctors and caregivers for their care and support. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anselm Church, Millwood and MacNaughton Roads, on Monday, March 7th, at 10: 30 a.m. Donations, in memory of Frances, to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite #101, Toronto M4S 3B1 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto M4S 3E2, would be gratefully appreciated.

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PERKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-21 published
McTAVISH, William Bruce
On May 15, 2005 in Victoria, British Columbia. Born in 1926 in Vancouver, to Peter Duncan and Freda Eleanor McTAVISH (née SWEET.) Graduated from University of British Columbia (Chemical Engineering 1951,) worked for CIL, then DuPont Canada in Montreal and Mississauga, later consulting at Forty Plus in Toronto. Predeceased by wife Dianne Evelyn (née REID,) he will be very sadly missed by daughters Leslie (Pat DRUHAN) and Alison (Andrew JONES,) also son Bruce's widow Mary (PERKINS,) and grandchildren Charles, William, Kathleen, Michael, and Robert. Survived by siblings Mary (Rex HEENEY,) Jean (the late David S. CATTON), Ruth (Peter WILSON) and late brother Peter's wife Jean, as well as many nephews, nieces, Friends old and new. Memorial Tea at First Memorial Funeral Services, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria, on Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m.

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PERKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-06 published
PERKINS, Arthur Alan
Peacefully at Toronto Grace Health Centre on Friday, June 3, 2005, in his 90th year. Alan was a well-known enamelist who exhibited in Canada and internationally for more than 30 years. He taught enameling at George Brown College for over 25 years and was a member of the Ontario Society of Artists, the Society of Canadian Artists and the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Beloved husband of Reeva Inez PERKINS (née PURDON) who predeceased him (1994.) Loving and loved father of Linda Marilyn PERKINS and Gregory Allan PERKINS. Father-in-law of William WESTCOTT and Karen PERKINS. Grandfather of Kristin SPATE, Daniel PERKINS, and wife Lacey, and Matthew PERKINS. Great-grandfather of Addeyah and Ethan PERKINS. Dear brother of Mary HOPKINS and Robert PERKINS. At Alan's request, there will be no visitation or service. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2 or the Canadian Diabetes Association, 15 Toronto Street, Suite #800, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2E3 would be appreciated by the family.

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PERKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-17 published
ANDERSON, Thomas, D.F.C. and bar, Ph.D, D.Sc. (hon,) (O.A.C. Previously of Sault Ste. Marie in his 90th year. Passed away peacefully in the presence of his family in London, Ontario on June 16th, 2005. Predeceased by his beloved wife Jane (O.A.C. '48) in 1992 and their son John David in 1961. Left to cherish his memory are Beth and her husband John SCHIKS, and Jeanie and her husband Rod PERKINS all of London. Beloved Grampa of Elizabeth, Thomas, David and Alex. A visitation will be held at Needham Funeral Home, London, Ontario, on Saturday, June 18th, 2005 from 1: 00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. followed by a service at St. George's Presbyterian Church, 1475 Dundas Street East, London, Ontario at 3: 00 p.m. A memorial service will be held in Sault Ste. Marie on June 25th, 2005 and his ashes will be placed in the family plot in Sault Ste. Marie. The family wishes to extend their most sincere thanks to Ross and Cathy CHAPIN and the staff at Inspirit Residences for the kindness and care they provided Tom while he lived in London. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.

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PERKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-18 published
ANGUS, Thomas Anderson, D.F.C. and bar, Ph.D, D.Sc. (hon,)
(Ontario Agricultural College "49)
Previously of Sault Ste. Marie in his 90th year. Passed away peacefully in the presence of his family in London Ontario on June 16th, 2005. Predeceased by his beloved wife Jane (Ontario Agricultural College "48) in 1992 and their son John David in 1961. Left to cherish his memory are Beth and her husband John SCHIKS, and Jeanie and her husband Rod PERKINS all of London. Beloved Grampa of Elizabeth, Thomas, David and Alex. A visitation will be held at Needham Funeral Home, London, Ontario, on Saturday, June 18th, 2005 from 1: 00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. followed by a service at St. George's Presbyterian Church, 1475 Dundas Street East, London, Ontario at 3: 00 p.m. A memorial service will be held in Sault Ste. Marie on June 25th, 2005 and his ashes will be placed in the family plot in Sault Ste. Marie. The family wishes to extend their most sincere thanks to Ross and Cathy CHAPIN and the staff at Inspirit Residences for the kindness and care they provided Tom while he lived in London. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.

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PERKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-24 published
SAVAGE, Helen Morrison (née GRAHAM)
Lifelong resident of Brampton.
Peacefully at the Credit Valley Hospital on Saturday, October 22nd, 2005. Helen SAVAGE (née GRAHAM) in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Bruce (1982.) Dear mother of Karen TEASDALE and Peggy SAVAGE. Special Nana to grandpup Sarah. Survived by her sisters Dorothy ARMSTRONG and Betty ARMSTRONG, and brother-in-law Gilbert WILSON. Predeceased by her sister Olive WILSON and brothers Martin and Russell GRAHAM. Friends and family may call at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel" 52 Main St. S. (Hwy #10) Brampton on Tuesday, October 25th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Celebration of Helen's life will be held at St. Paul's United Church, 30 Main South, Brampton on Wednesday, October 26th at 11 a.m. Interment Brampton Cemetery. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers donations to St. Paul's United Church, Brampton or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. A special thanks to Dr. David PERKINS, Wendy, Sylvia and the whole Renal Team at Credit Valley Hospital. Condolences may be sent to helen.savage@wardfh.com

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PERKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-06 published
DAVIS, Kenneth Anthony
It is with great sadness that Ken's family announce his passing (in his 92nd year) at Peel Memorial Hospital in the early morning of Wednesday, January 5, 2005 of respiratory failure from pneumonia as the result of a massive stroke. He was the beloved husband of the late Marilla Margaret DAVIS (née NICHOL,) loving and devoted father to Karen and Lewis (Linda), a much cherished Poppa to grandchildren Bob, Christine, Alison, Kevin, Kelly and Darryl, and Great Poppa to Kirsten, Brendan, Cameron, Jessica, Alyssa and Corbin. Ken was a brother to Gertrude, Gordon, Doug, Howard and Clifford (all deceased). Dad will be lovingly remembered by nieces Audrey HINTZE and Phyllis PERKINS, nephew Rick DAVIS, cousins Marge ADAM/ADAMS and Eleanor STORKEY and sister-in-law Irma ANDREWS. The family is very grateful and would like to thank the many people who provided kindness and thoughtful care and support from Extendicare, Mississauga during Ken's 22 months in residence. Resting at the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel, 2104 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke (two blocks north of Rexdale Blvd.) from Friday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service Saturday 11 a.m. from Martingrove United Church, 75 Pergola Rd. Mr. DAVIS will rest in the church from Saturday 10 a.m. until service time. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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PERKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-12 published
KANE, The Honourable Justice Joseph Charles (1928-2005) Retired Superior Court Judge
Peacefully passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at Providence Health Centre, Toronto. Joe was an inspiration to so many people throughout his life. He was our hero. He was our best friend and he was someone who led by example. Sadly missed by his wife Janet (PERKINS) and sons, Terry and Helen (Calgary,) John TIMOTHY (Toronto), Steven (Toronto), Christopher (Chicago) and daughters, Dianne and Bruno BENEDETTI (Mississauga) and Wendy KANE (Toronto.) Proud grandfather of David BENEDETTI (Mississauga), Lisa ALLANA (Markham,) Kiah and Sage KANE (Calgary.) Proud brother of Francis and wife Marilyn (Fort Worth), Jeff and wife Madeline (Burlington) and sisters, Mary KANE (Toronto) and Jeanne BURNS (Toronto.) Predeceased by sisters, Ruth KELLY and Patricia KANE and brother Fred KANE. Deeply missed by so many Friends and colleagues, in particular Leonard GOODMAN. As a respected member of the judicial and legal communities, Joe was admired for his sense of integrity and honesty. In 1978, after a 23-year career as lawyer and Queen's Counsel, Joe was appointed a County Court Judge in the City of Toronto. At the age of 49, Joe was one of the youngest judges ever appointed and he served on the bench until 1997 as a Superior Court Judge. While law ruled most of his working days, his true passion was hockey. His contributions to the sport in Canada and internationally were far reaching - from coaching house league and the University of Toronto Varsity Blues, then President of the Central Pro League, Director with Hockey Canada and eventually Arbitrator with the National Hockey League. Joe loved being in a rink and around young people. While he experienced so many rewarding moments in hockey, his greatest thrill was being able to coach his four sons when they were young. There was no prouder parent in the arena 7 nights a week! Words which best describe Joe are - loyal friend and kind soul. He used to say, "a person's wealth is not measured by the amount of money in his bank account but rather, the number of Friends he acquires throughout his life." This would mean that Joseph Charles KANE is one of the wealthiest people in the world! The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, January 14th. We welcome you to celebrate his life at Leaside United Church, 822 Millwood Road (at McRae Drive), on Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 11: 00 o'clock. If desired, donations to the Houses of Providence, Providence Health Centre, 3276 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto M1L 1W1, would be appreciated.

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PERKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-25 published
BERRY, William George
(25 year employee with Toronto Hydro) Peacefully with his wife at his side, at Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, on Monday, January 24, 2005, William George BERRY, Bolton, in his 48th year, beloved husband of Linda PERKINS for 23 years. Loving father of Christopher William and Robert William. Dear son of Florence and the late George BERRY. Dear brother of Georgina and David ECKFORD, Nobleton, Kevin and Sue BERRY, Rockwood. Dear son-in-law of William and the late Mary PERKINS. Dear brother-in-law of Janice PERKINS and Keith, William PERKINS and Jackie, Kelly Wilson and Steve, Patty RICHARDSON and Jeff. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy.50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Wednesday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday morning, January 27 at 11 o'clock. Interment Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bolton. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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PERKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-04 published
COTTON, Lillian M.
Peacefully, at Scarborough General Hospital, on Thursday, February 3, 2005, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of Roy COTTON. Dear mother of John COTTON, Marlene GOADBY and her husband Paul TAILOR/TAYLOR. Dear grandmother of Josh. Loved sister of Margaret PERKINS, Jack ROBERTS and William ROBERTS. Predeceased by brothers Charles and Donald ROBERTS. A memorial service will be held at Oriole York Mills United Church (2609 Bayview Avenue at York Mills), on Monday, February 7th at 11 o'clock, followed by a reception in the church hall. Donations, in memory of Lillian, to The Lung Association, 150 Laird Drive, Suite 202, Toronto M4G 3V7 or Osteoporosis Society, 33 Laird Drive, Toronto M4G 3S9, would be appreciated.

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PERKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-05 published
GLINTZ, Dorothy Marian
Suddenly, at her home in Beamsville, on Thursday, February 3, 2005, age 87 years. Wife of Harley, and mother of Don (Edwina) SMILEY of British Columbia, Dave (Susan) SMILEY of Shelburne, Greg (Noreen) SMILEY of Halifax, and Barbara (Henry) HERWECK of St. Catharines. Step-mother of Pat WALTON of Niagara Falls, Laverne (Margaret) GLINTZ of Hagersville, Linda (Rick) YACYSHYN of Beamsville, Joyce (Perry) PERKINS of Cornwall, and Tracey (Jon) ROUTSKY of Grimsby. Also survived by grandchildren Carol, Kevin, Donald, Rachel, Tammy, Debbie, Erin, Emma, Todd, Scott, Jenny, Ricky, Kathleen, Heather, Nate, Nicole, Irene, Tom, and Fred, and several great-grandchildren. Mrs. GLINTZ is at the Tallman Funeral Home, 4998 King Street, Beamsville, where the family will receive Friends on Sunday 2-4 and 7-8: 30 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, February 7 at 1: 30 p.m. with interment to follow in Mount Osborne Cemetery, Beamsville.

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PERKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-05 published
PITNEY, Helen Catherine
On Wednesday, February 2, 2005, Helen passed away peacefully into the arms of her Lord, at home surrounded by her family, at the age of 90 years. Dearly beloved wife of the late Philip PITNEY. Dear mother of Barbara and her husband Stuart HILL (Brampton,) Philip Bishop PITNEY (Barbara) (Cooksville,) Helena and her husband Michael WILLIAMS (Niagara Falls), Antoinette REID (Grant MacDONALD) (Collingwood,) Rita and her husband Ted WASKAWICH (Niagara Falls,) Cecilia PITNEY (Toronto,) Phyllis DAY (Edmonton) and Joseph and his wife Cindy (Port Colborne). Helen will be lovingly remembered by her twenty grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Helen is survived by her sister Violet FOXTON, sisters-in-law Betty PERKINS and Betty MALPASS and her cousin Hilda BARNETT, all of England. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews in Canada and England. Helen will be fondly remembered by Rev. David PURCELL, C.Ss.R. Helen is at the Morse and son Chapel of the Morgan Funeral Homes, 5917 Main Street. Following Helen's wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday, February 7, 2005 at 11 o'clock at Saint Thomas More Church, 6548 Dorchester Road, Niagara Falls. Private interment will take place at St. Vincent De Paul Church Cemetery, Niagara-On-The-Lake. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the St. Vincent De Paul Society at Saint Thomas More Church. For Those I Love - For Those Who Love Me When I am gone, release me, let me go. I have so many things to see and do. You musn't tie yourself to me with tears; Be happy that we had so many years. I gave you my love. You can only guess How much you gave me of happiness. I thank you for the love you all have shown, But know it's time I travelled on alone. So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must Then let your grief be comforted by trust. It's only for awhile that we must part. So bless the memories within your heart. I won't be far away, for life goes on; So if you need me, call and I will come, Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near. And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear, All of my love around you, soft and clear. And then, when you must come this way alone, I'll greet you with a smile and "Welcome Home". On-line guest register at www.morganfuneral.com

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PERKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-23 published
GRIMLEY, Herbert Douglas
Passed away in Uxbridge on Sunday, February 20, 2005, in his 85th year. Dearly loved husband of Shirley GRIMLEY of Pefferlaw. Loving father of Dan (Debbie) GOLDRING of Milton and Ron (Jeannie) PERKINS of Pefferlaw. Dear grandfather of Bradley, Sean, Nicole and Jesse. Dear brother of Evelyn JEFFRIES of Port Hope, Ken (Gwen) GRIMLEY of Sebright and Nancy BROSCHELL of Keswick. Doug will be missed by many Friends and relatives. Pre-deceased by two brothers-in-law, Kenneth JEFFRIES and Johnnie BROSCHELL. Funeral Service from M.W. Becker Funeral Home, 490 The Queensway S., Keswick, 1-888-884-4486, on Friday, February 25, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Visitation from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. Cremation.

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PERKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-04 published
PERKINS, Frances M.
At Briton House, Toronto, on Wednesday, March 2, 2005. Frances, beloved wife of the late John C. PERKINS. Dear daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William F. SHAW and stepdaughter of the late Edna SHAW, all of Westmount, Quebec. Fondly remembered by several cousins and Friends. As a longtime resident of Briton House, special thanks are extended to the doctors and caregivers for their care and support. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anselm Church, Millwood and MacNaughton Roads, on Monday, March 7th, at 10: 30 a.m. Donations, in memory of Frances, to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite 101, Toronto M4S 3B1 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto M4S 3E2, would be gratefully appreciated.

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PERKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-25 published
SHEPHERD, Charles Samuel
A 40 year employee of T. Eaton Company. Passed away peacefully on Friday April 22, 2005 at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital in his 88th year. Charles, beloved husband of the late Margaret SHEPHERD. Will be sadly missed by his loving companion Margaret PERKINS and her family. Cherished father of Linda and her husband Dick DENBOK, David and his wife Carole SHEPHERD and Susan and her husband Robert BUCKLEY. Survived also by his 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Predeceased by sisters Mary ARCHER and Leila BENEDICT. Visitation will take place on Monday April 25, 2005 from 7-9 in the evening at Fawcett Funeral Homes, Collingwood Chapel, 82 Pine Street. A Celebration of Mr. SHEPHERD's life will be held on Tuesday April 26, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Church in Collingwood. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Charles' memory. Friends may leave comments for the family on line by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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PERKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-19 published
BROOKS, Joan Edwina (YEARSLEY)
On Wednesday, May 18, 2005, Joan Edwina (YEARSLEY) BROOKS, wife of the late William Graham BROOKS. Dearly beloved mother of Trudy (Frank) JOHNSON, Susan (Colin) PERKINS, Lesley (Otto) KIIR, Graham (Suzanne) BROOKS. Dear grandmother of Melanie VICTOR, David JOHNSON, Stephanie LISTON, Trevor PERKINS, Kennedy BROOKS and the late Timothy JOHNSON. Sister of Doreen HEBRARD. Five great-grandchildren also survive. Resting at the funeral chapel of Hetherington and Deans, 5176 Victoria Ave., Niagara Falls from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. The funeral service will be held at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, 3428 Portage Road, Niagara Falls on Saturday at 9: 30 a.m. Interment will follow in Pleasantview Memorial Gardens. In memoriam contributions to a charity of one's own choice would be appreciated.

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PERKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-24 published
MANZIE, D. Gordon
Passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2005 at Belvedere Heights Retirement Home in Parry Sound. Beloved son of the late Gordon and Mary MANZIE. Dear brother of Bill and his wife Bonnie, and uncle of Stephen and his wife Ellie, Jill and her husband Wade PERKINS, and great-uncle of Ryan MANZIE, and Kaylee, Breanne and Shannon PERKINS. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere Ave., just east of Jane subway, for one hour prior to the Funeral Service in the Chapel on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemtery. If desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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PERKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-06 published
PERKINS, Arthur Alan
Peacefully at Toronto Grace Health Centre on Friday, June 3, 2005, in his 90th year. Alan was a well-known enamelist who exhibited in Canada and internationally for more than 30 years. He taught enameling at George Brown College for over 25 years and was a member of the Ontario Society of Artists, the Society of Canadian Artists and the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Beloved husband of Reeva Inez PERKINS (née PURDON) who predeceased him (1994.) Loving and loved father of Linda Marilyn PERKINS and Gregory Allan PERKINS. Father-in-law of William WESTCOTT and Karen PERKINS. Grandfather of Kristin SPATE, Daniel PERKINS, and wife Lacey, and Matthew PERKINS. Great-grandfather of Addeyah and Ethan PERKINS. Dear brother of Mary HOPKINS and Robert PERKINS. At Alan's request, there will be no visitation or service. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2 or the Canadian Diabetes Association, 15 Toronto Street, Suite 800, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2E3 would be appreciated by the family.

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PERKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-12 published
PERKINS, Anne
Passed away suddenly at Scarborough Centenary Hospital on June 10th, 2005. Anne was in her 85th year. Loving mother of John (Grace), Cheryl (David), Philip (Terri) and Jeffrey. Dear grandmother of Andrew, Roslyn, Janelle, Richard, Christopher, Christine, and Grant. Great-grandmother of Noel, Liam, Tianan, Hailey. Anne will be sadly missed by her sister Wilma and many nieces, nephews and Friends. Friends and family may call at Giffen-Mack 'Scarborough' Funeral Home And Cremation Centre 4115 Lawrence Ave. E. West Hill (416) 281-6800 on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Highland Creek Catholic Church, 200 Morrish Road, on Monday at 10 a.m. Interment in the Churchyard. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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PERKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-28 published
BARNES, Sadie Eleanor (née WINDAS)
(25 year member of Cambridge Street United Church and a supporting member of area art galleries) Entered into rest peacefully, at Caressant Care on McLaughlin Road in Lindsay, on Sunday, June 26, 2005. Sadie WINDAS, in her 86th year, was the beloved wife and best friend of Frank BARNES for 63 years. Caring mother of Karen Anne and proud grandma of Amy Alice and Andrew Hart DIDRIKSON. Sadie was born at Vellore Village in Vaughan Township, and was the only daughter of the late William and Alice née ROBSON) WINDAS. Sister-in-law of Gordon PERKINS and the late Dorothy. Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews, relatives and Friends. Mrs. BARNES will be resting at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay, K9V 3L9 (705-328-2721), on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Complete Funeral Service in the Chapel on Thursday, June 30th at 11: 00 a.m. Private interment at Riverside Cemetery, Lindsay. Flowers gratefully declined in favour of memorial donations to the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice.

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PERKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-24 published
SAVAGE, Helen Morrison (née GRAHAM)
Lifelong resident of Brampton. Peacefully at the Credit Valley Hospital on Saturday, October 22nd, 2005. Helen SAVAGE (née GRAHAM) in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Bruce (1982). Dear mother of Karen TEASDALE and Peggy SAVAGE. Special Nana to grandpup Sarah. Survived by her sisters Dorothy ARMSTRONG and Betty ARMSTRONG, and brother-in-law Gilbert WILSON. Predeceased by her sister Olive WILSON and brothers Martin and Russel GRAHAM. Friends and family may call at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main St. S. (Hwy. 10) Brampton on Tuesday, October 25th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Celebration of Helen's life will be held at St. Paul's United Church, 30 Main St. South, Brampton on Wednesday, October 26th at 11 a.m. Interment Brampton Cemetery. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations to St Paul's United Church, Brampton or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. A special thanks to Dr. David PERKINS, Wendy, Sylvia and the whole Renal Team at Credit Valley Hospital. Condolences may be sent to helen.savage@wardfh.com

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PERKO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-21 published
PERKO, Mira
Suddenly on March 16, 2005 at the age of 85. Loving wife of Louis and mother of Renata ZATHURECZKY. Proud grandmother of Michelle and Michael. Aunt of Dennis PERKO. Mira will be remembered and missed by her other family and Friends. Friends may call at the York Cemetery Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 160 Beecroft Road, 416-221-3404 on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 10 o'clock. Interment to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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PERKONS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-18 published
PERKONS, Karlis Charles
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 15, 2005. Beloved husband of Astrida. Brother of Arvids and Vera. Father of Karl and Edna, and Imants and Inese. Grandfather of Jennifer and Eric. Visitation will be held at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (south of Wellesley) on Sunday, March 20, 2005 from 5-7 p.m. (parking adjacent to the funeral home). A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. at St. Andrew's Latvian Lutheran Church, 383 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 2C7. Interment at York Cemetery.

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PERKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-29 published
WOOD, Ronald M.G.
At Parkwood Hospital, London, Ontario, on Tuesday, December 27, 2005, Ronald M.G. WOOD of London in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Barbara (WEST) (ESSON) WOOD, formerly of Sault Ste. Marie, and the late Aileen (ARCHER) WOOD. Loving father of Tim (Dian,) Jon (Cindy), Andy and Paul. Grandfather of Lauren, Matthew, Ryan, Kendall, Charlene and Michelle WOOD. Brother of Marilyn PERKS of Palm Desert, California and the late Ellen Marie GILLMAN (Ross) of London. son of the late Lyall and Blanche WOOD. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Thursday, December 29th from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A memorial service will be conducted at West Park Baptist Church, 1151 Royal York Road, on Friday, December 30th, 2005, at 2: 00 p.m. Pastor Kevin RUTLEDGE officiating. Private family interment. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ronald are asked to consider the West Park Baptist Church Building Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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PERKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-03 published
Bob HUNTER, Evironmentalist And Writer: 1941-2005
In 1971, he was assigned to cover a story about a nuclear protest. Instead, he joined the group and co-founded Greenpeace
By Terry WEBER, With files from Canadian Press; staff; Globe and Mail archives, Tuesday, May 3, 2005, Page S9
He was a journalist, television personality, writer and political candidate but most of all he was a co-founder of Greenpeace, recognized by Time magazine as one of the 20th century's 10 top eco-heroes.
In 1971, while on assignment for the Vancouver Sun, he was invited to join a group taking a charter vessel to Alaska to protest nuclear testing that the U.S. began on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians in 1965. It had all started when Mr. HUNTER had attended a Sunday night meeting in a church basement, where he and a group of likeminded Friends decided, there and then, to save the environment and set up what he later laughingly called an organization. As he left the podium, having been elected president, he yelled out "Peace!" -- the mantra of the time -- and someone in the audience responded with the word green. "Let's make it a green peace," he yelled.
They scrounged up some money, bought an old broken-down fishing boat, renamed it the Rainbow Warrior and set off to the Aleutian Islands off Alaska to harass the mighty American military. They didn't get there in time, the boat being a very slow boat to anywhere, but the suspense devoured the front pages in British Columbia and eventually the whole country. Having been a reporter since he was 18, the venture was partly inspired by a quixotic desire to file a story datelined "Ground Zero."
"I thought I was going to be a reporter, taking notes," he once remarked. "In reality, I wound up on first watch."
He stayed for the 45-day duration of the voyage and subsequently helped shape the beginning of the Greenpeace Foundation in 1972. With the launch of the pro-environment activist group, he helped bring public attention not only to nuclear testing but to the excesses of whaling and seal hunting, as well as the dumping of toxic waste into the oceans.
His forays into the face of danger were the stuff of high adventure. The photographic record of Greenpeace encounters with Soviet or French ships on the open ocean are often fuzzy and taken at a distance. Apparently, one famous photo of a Russian harpoon parting the hair of a protester as he bobbed through the ocean swell in a flimsy inflatable boat showed the Greenpeace leader himself. "That's HUNTER," Gord PERKS of the Toronto Environmental Alliance told The Globe and Mail last year. Anywhere else, and Mr. HUNTER "would be revered as a national hero," he added.
Personal heroics, however, were not something Bob HUNTER chose to exploit. Only the mission was important. In a Globe and Mail report of the 1977 harpoon incident, he described the scene by telephone but had failed to put himself in it.
The encounter was vintage Greenpeace. Protesters aboard the James Bay, a former Canadian minesweeper, had succeeded in protecting sperm Wales for almost four hours by piloting their dinghies between the Wales and the harpooners. Finally, the Soviet boats had massed together and let loose their harpoons. At least one of the projectiles had passed low over the heads of protesters, whose dinghy was keeping pace with a whale only metres away.
Saving Wales lay at the heart of Mr. HUNTER's early work as an environmentalist. He was once moved to relate an incident that, to him, spoke volumes about the creatures. In July of 1975, lack of funds and an underpowered vessel had caused Greenpeace to abandon a campaign to disrupt whaling off the California coast. It turned out that their old fishing boat, the Phyllis Cormack, owned a top speed of nine knots, while the Russians they pursued were capable of 20 knots.
Even so, the protesters had somehow enjoyed great success -- but only because the Wales had come looking for Greenpeace. Inexplicably, something had caused the animals to turn and seek out the slower vessel.
"The Wales came right at our boat, and the chaser boat we were following had to change course," Mr. HUNTER later told reporters.
Eventually, Mr. HUNTER left to join the Sea Shepherd Society, which was seen as a sort of splinter group, but by then he had charted a definable course for Greenpeace. After all, it was he who adopted the term Rainbow Warriors to portray Greenpeace activists, as well as the phrase Media Mind Bomb to describe the activist impact on the public consciousness.
"I was the right person in the right place," the shaggy-haired, grey-bearded Mr. HUNTER once said of his pivotal role in Greenpeace. "But when it's done, I think you can get into a habit of just clinging to it because you don't know what to do next, whereas I knew all along, I wanted to get back to what I was doing already."
In truth, his contribution was far greater than that. Mr. HUNTER possessed a genius for communication. The language of dramatic imagery and gesture that Greenpeace pioneered grew directly from his analysis of the late communications guru Marshall McLuhan. "Tell me how many people you know who ever had an idea that good and made it happen." Bob HUNTER took the theory, applied it to environmentalism and and so changed the world.
"Bob was an inspirational storyteller, an audacious fighter and an unpretentious mystic," said John DOHERTY, chairman of Greenpeace Canada. "He was serious about saving the world, while always maintaining a sense of humour."
Being an environmentalist, he told an audience at the University of Toronto's Innis College in November, means always having to explain to your children why you're so angry. "We're doomed!" he shouted with gusto, his ponytail flying. "It's obvious that the world is going to hell in a hand basket, as usual."
For all his zeal as a self-described "apocalypticist," he was also capable of self-satire. "Save the three-legged purple salamander from southern Saskatoon!" he gleefully urged his audience, which included such luminaries as David Suzuki and Monte Hummel, president of World Wildlife Fund Canada. "I'm all for it.
"My God, the planet is being destroyed while I lie here on my waterbed; I must do something!"
Today, the organization has more than 2.5 million members with a presence in 40 countries. He left Greenpeace in 1981 and turned to writing and broadcasting to transmit his 'green' message. In 1991, he won the Governor-General's Award for literature for his book Occupied Canada: A Young White Man Discovers His Unsuspected Past. He was the author of more than a dozen books. Earlier, he had also written for the television shows The Beachcombers and Danger Bay.
In his most recent public role, he was the ecology news specialist for CHUM's CITY-TV and CP24 television channels. He was perhaps best known to Toronto viewers for Paper Cuts, a segment on the station's popular Breakfast Television show, in which he wore a bathrobe and commented on stories in the day's newspapers. Viewers also knew him as CITY-TV's environmental reporter and as host of Hunter's Gathers.
In 2001, he ran unsuccessfully for the Liberal Party for a by-election seat in the Ontario legislature and accused the New Democratic Party of employing slanderous techniques against him in the campaign.
In 1999, Mr. HUNTER had been diagnosed with cancer but refused to have surgery. He began years of treatment at a Mexican cancer clinic that specialized in non-conventional medical treatments.
In November, he told the University of Toronto audience that he was happy, despite his eco-gloom and his own ill health. Things were changing because people made a difference, he said. There was still hope for the three-legged salamander. "The only thing incurable about me," he confessed, "is my optimism."
Robert HUNTER was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba, on October 13, 1941, which happened to be Thanksgiving Day. He died of prostate cancer in Toronto on May 2. He was 63. He leaves his wife, Bobbie, and his children Will, Emily, Conan and Justine.

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PERKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-10 published
BARRETT, John " Jack"
Peacefully at Ajax-Pickering Hospital on Tuesday, February 8th, 2005. John, beloved husband of the late Muriel. Dear father of Caren PERKS and husband Jim, John BARRETT and wife Joan. Will be sadly missed by grandchildren Jana ECKER, Lorena LAW, Jacqueline JACKSON, Jeff BARRETT, Jodi BARRETT, Trevor PERKS and Krysten PERKS, and by his great-grandchildren Savannah, Charlie, Jordan, Abigail and Meaghan. Family and Friends will be received at Giffen-Mack 'Scarborough' Funeral Home And Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Ave. E., West Hill, (416) 281-6800 on Sunday, February 13th, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Jack's Life will be held in our Chapel on Monday, February 14th, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Highland Memory Gardens. A special thanks to the doctors and staff of Ajax-Pickering Hospital, 2 West.

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PERKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-23 published
RAMAGE, Margaret Kathleen (née CRUMP)
On March 22, 2005, in her 93rd year after a brave struggle to recover from a stroke, our dear mother passed on to join her loving husband Bill. Leaving children Dr. John (Diana), Bob (Marjorie), and Kathie (Tom PERKS,) nine grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren, our mother warmly welcomed all with open arms, hugs, and kisses. As we celebrate her life we remember that she was dearly loved and is sadly missed by all who knew her as Kitty, Mom, Gramma, Great-Gramma, and Aunty Kay. In lieu of flowers, please consider atribute to Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, inKathleen's memory as an appreciation for the wonderful care she received from the nursing and ancillary staff during her long stay, or to a charity of your choice. Visitation will be at Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home (Clapperton and Worsley Sts.), Barrie on Friday, March 25, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a service at Trinity Community Presbyterian Church (7th Line, Oro) on Saturday, March 26th at 1: 00 p.m. Burial will be a private ceremony at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham. com

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PERKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-16 published
Friends bid activist farewell
Hundreds jam memorial service
'Hug this tree, for me. Love, Bob'
By Emily CHUNG, Staff Reporter
The Great Hall at the University of Toronto's Hart House was jammed yesterday with hundreds of people inspired by Bob HUNTER's conviction that one person can make a difference in the world.
The event was a memorial service for HUNTER, who died May 2 of prostate cancer but lived for 63 years before that as a journalist and world-renowned environmentalist who co-founded Greenpeace.
The service was attended by all ages. Some were pierced and dyed, others dressed neatly in black. Some wore expensive jewellery, some toted bike helmets.
"There's more trouble in this room than I've ever seen in one place," said HUNTER's friend Gord PERKS.
Trouble like Katrina MILLER of the Toronto Environmental Alliance, one of the many activists whose causes HUNTER publicized during his 15 years as an environment reporter with Citytv.
HUNTER awarded her a title for her work getting pesticides banned in Toronto that she wears proudly.
"There's something very special about Bob HUNTER calling you a Damn Fine Activist," MILLER said.
And there were dozens of fans like Bonnie and Kerre BRIGGS, long-time activists (mostly anti-poverty these days) who admired HUNTER but never met him.
"The Wales and the seals are really going to miss Bob," Bonnie said.
Kerre recalls that as a "schlubby, long-haired" 14-year-old, he started a petition to protest nuclear testing in Alaska the same week HUNTER co-founded Greenpeace. At the time, environmentalism was "a hippie thing of no great consequence," Kerre said, but HUNTER changed that. "He is my role model. He was my inspiration."
In the official program, letters were read from Prime Minister Paul MARTIN, environmentalist David SUZUKI and Toronto Mayor David MILLER. Friends and family, from HUNTER's wife Bobbi and Citytv boss Moses ZNAIMER to Premier Dalton McGUINTY and fellow activist Paul WATSON, shared memories in their eulogies that drew both laughter and tears.
As they followed a bagpiper's "Amazing Grace" out of the hall, people cradled tiny spruce saplings that had been laid out on the forest-green tablecloths for Friends to take home and plant. To each tree was attached a note that read, "Embrace your Friends, Love your family, Celebrate all life, And hug this tree, for me. Love, Bob."
Outside the doors, many paid tribute to HUNTER by continuing his work. A table solicited donations for a memorial environmental studies scholarship at the University of Toronto.
Greenpeace activists took the photos and signatures of supporters for a "virtual march" against whaling in Korea.
WATSON told the crowd that an activists' ship fuelled by alternative energy is getting ready to launch.
"The ship will be called the Robert Lorne Hunter," he said. "Bob will be going back to sea."

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PERKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-26 published
Editor set bar high for writers
Created in-house training program
Anglican Church recognized work
By Paul LEGALL Torstar News Service, Hamilton Spectator
If Larry PERKS were editing this story, he'd be looking for short, snappy sentences, proper grammar and correct punctuation.
The British-born newsman, who died at his Hamilton home on October 14, was a tough taskmaster who demanded the highest standards from his reporters and wouldn't hesitate to demand a rewrite if a story wasn't up to snuff. He was also remembered by former colleagues at the Hamilton Spectator as an inspiring teacher, mentor and an English gentleman who treated everyone with respect.
While he won't get a chance to edit his own obituary, he would be pleased to know it was written by a crime reporter, said former Hamilton Spectator executive John GIBSON.
"He had a real affinity for crime reporters and crime reporting," recalled GIBSON, who started working for Perks on the police beat in the late 1960s.
On a personal level, he said PERKS was able to achieve a friendly relationship with his reporters while maintaining his distance as a boss.
"An editor has to be a boss, coach and occasionally a friend," GIBSON said.
"Larry was a friend. He was a good man."
Born and raised in England, PERKS was just 14 when the printer's ink started coursing through his veins and he began his career, first as a copy boy. After a stint in Australia, he joined the Moose Jaw Times-Herald in the late 1950s, when he was 29.
In the 1960s and early '70s, he worked for the St. Catharines Standard and Hamilton Spectator. At the Spectator, he was city editor for a few years and in 1973 started the first in-house reporter training program in Canada. It was based on the Fleet Street approach for teaching young journalists and was offered as an alternative to university and college programs.
PERKS taught journalism at Ryerson for 20 years and worked part-time for 13 as an editor and reporter at the Toronto Star.
For aspiring young reporters, PERKS could be an intimidating presence.
He was a large man and looked as if he'd walked right off Fleet Street in his tweed jacket, complete with pipe and greying beard.
While he was involved in secular journalism, PERKS also carried on a parallel career as editor of the Niagara Anglican.
His two daughters and wife Roddie also worked on the paper. For his outstanding church work, PERKS was awarded the Order of Niagara from the Anglican Diocese of Niagara. He was also an honorary lay canon at Christ's Church Cathedral in Hamilton.
Canon Charles STIRLING said PERKS maintained his good spirits despite enduring health problems for several years, including chronic kidney failure.
PERKS died of a suspected heart attack.

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PERKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-14 published
PERKS, Elizabeth " Betty" (née ROY)
At the Montreal Neurological Hospital on December 13, 2005. Daughter of the late Charles ROY and Mary DIAMOND. Beloved wife of Terrence. Dear mother of Alan (Celine), Ronald (Joyce) and David (Kim). Grandmother of Carl, Alain, Jasmine, Sandrine, April, Cyril, Iris and Breanne. Sister of the late Georges, Cyrille and Gerald. Visitation at the Kane and Fetterly Funeral Home, 5301 Decarie Blvd., Montreal, Quebec (corner Isabella) on Thursday, December 15th, from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service from the Kane and Fetterly Chapel on Friday, December 16th at 11: 00 a.m. The family will receive condolences one hour prior to the service.

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