RATACZJYK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-23 published
BOON, Everdina (BARTELS)
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Wednesday, June 22, 2005, Everdina (BARTELS) BOON, of Ingersoll, in her 75th year. Beloved wife of the late Jan BOON (2000.) Dear mother of Maria and her husband Chris RICKER of Thamesford and Francis and his wife Kathy of London. Dear oma of Rebecca and her husband Mike HENDERSON, Rachel RICKER and Nicole, Owen and Carter BOON. Dear sister of Johanna ABRAMS of Brazil, Elizabeth EDERVEEN of Holland, Harry and his wife Agnes BARTELS, Bertha and her husband Joseph RATACZJYK, Hubertus and his wife Leonie BARTELS, Annie and her husband Michel NAVIS, Albert BARTELS, Frans and his wife Janny and Christel and her husband Jacob VOS all of Holland. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll on Thursday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. No visitation on Friday. Funeral service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday, June 25, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Sarah FANNING officiating. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alexandra Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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RATCLIFF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-07 published
RATCLIFF, Ruth (née BREWER)
Passed away peaceful ly at Leisure World Brampton Woods, on Monday, April 4, 2005 at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late George. Loving mother of Roger, Carol THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and the late Bruce. Cherished grandmother of David, Leslie GERARD, Jonathan, Colleen, Tammy, James, Heather Peery, Glenn, Christopher and great-grandmother of 11 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway on Friday from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at 10 a.m. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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RATCLIFF o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-07 published
RATCLIFF, Ruth (née BREWER)
Passed away peacefully at Leisure World Brampton Woods, on Monday, April 4, 2005 at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late George. Loving mother of Roger, Carol Thompson and the late Bruce. Cherished grandmother of David, Leslie GERARD, Jonathan, Colleen, Tammy, James, Heather PEERY, Glenn, Christopher and great-grandmother of 11 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway on Friday, from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at 10 a.m. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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RATCLIFFE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-04 published
WALPOLE, John " Jack" E.
At his residence on Wednesday, February 2, 2005. John (Jack) E. WALPOLE of Woodingford Lodge and formerly of Sloane Street, Woodstock in his 71st year. Beloved husband of the late Nina Grace WALPOLE (née TATTERSALL) (Oct. 2004.) Dear father of David FICHT and his wife Sylvia of Woodstock, Gord WALPOLE and his wife Dylan of Calgary and Karen RATCLIFFE and her husband Stan of Woodstock. Loved grandfather of eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Ronald WALPOLE of London and Sandra WADE and her husband Merv of Woodstock. Jack is also survived by his several nieces and nephews. A private family service will be held at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, 539-0004 with Reverend David WOODALL the officiant. Interment in the Burgessville Baptist Cemetery. Contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Woodstock General Hospital Building Fund or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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RATCLIFFE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-28 published
McINROY, Joyce
On Sunday, November 27, 2005 after a brief illness, Joyce McINROY of London, in her 77th year passed away peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital. Wife of the late William (Bill) McINROY (2003) and mother of Kenneth McINROY of London and Peggy McINROY and her husband Larry MANUEL of Thorndale. Sister of Jack (Joanne) CLARKE, Robert (Eleanor) CLARKE, Sherill (Rick) MOLLOY, Linda (Bill) RATCLIFFE and Bruce (Bonnie) CLARKE and sister-in-law of Doris STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Predeceased by sister Velma HARDY. At Joyce's request no visitation or funeral service will be held. Cremation has taken place. Expressions of sympathy and donations (London Regional Cancer Centre or Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services 519-672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com.

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RATCLIFFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-26 published
MacPHERSON, William Douglas
Died peacefully at St. Peter's Hospital, Hamilton, on Sunday, October 23, 2005, having reached his goal of 80 years. Survived by his beloved wife Louise, his loving daughter Anne Hilton FARLEY (Ted) of Guelph, his loving son Ian Young MacPHERSON (Wendy) of Picton and his grandchildren Laura RATCLIFFE (Chris,) Alice, James Douglas, Sandy and Patrick. Survived by his sister Joan GORDON (Peter) of Burlington and his sister-in-law Suzanne HILTON of Arlington, Massachusetts. Private cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will take place at Central Presbyterian Church, 165 Charlton Avenue West, Hamilton, from 2-4 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2005. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations to St. Peter's Hospital (Palliative Care Unit - 3 East), Juravinski Cancer Centre or Central Presbyterian Church would be gratefully appreciated by the family.

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RATCLIFFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-12 published
RATCLIFFE, Robert
(Veteran Air Force World War 2) Sir Knight Member of the 4th Degree, Member of Bishop Grecco Assembly, 2113 of St. Aiden's Church, Scarborough, and 3rd Degree Member of Scarborough Council, 3296 of Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church of Scarborough. Suddenly, on Thursday, March 10, 2005, at Toronto East General Hospital, in his 82nd year. Predeceased by his wife Queenie (née LEE) in 1993. Dear father to sons Mark and wife Catherine, Scott, and Robert and wife Lynda. Loving Papa to Brandy, Michael, Chantal, Sarah, Sean, Spencer, Shelby, Ethan, and Alexia. Brother-in-law to Blanche (Mrs. George THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) of Burlington, Irene LEE of Pickering, and Katie LEE of Stouffville. Predeceased by sisters Mabel and Helen, and in-laws Dave GULUCHE, Gordon BARR, Jim LEE, Henry LEE, and Ethel LEE. Survived by numerous other family members and Friends. Friends may call at Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Scarborough (east of Kennedy Rd.), on Monday from 7 - 9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, 3526 Sheppard Ave. East (east of Warden Ave.) Interment Resthaven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or Arthritis Society. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff at Providence Healthcare in Scarborough.

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RATCLIFFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-13 published
RATCLIFFE, Robert Thomas
(Veteran Air Force World War 2) Sir Knight Member of the 4th Degree, Member of Bishop Grecco Assembly, 2113 of St. Aiden's Church, Scarborough, and 3rd Degree Member of Scarborough Council, 3296 of Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church of Scarborough. Suddenly, on Thursday, March 10, 2005, at Toronto East General Hospital, in his 82nd year. Predeceased by his wife Queenie (née LEE) in 1993. Dear father to sons Mark and wife Catherine, Scott, and Robert and wife Lynda. Loving Papa to Brandy, Michael, Chantal, Sarah, Sean, Spencer, Shelby, Ethan, and Alexia. Brother-in-law to Blanche (Mrs. George THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) of Burlington, Irene LEE of Pickering, and Katie LEE of Stouffville. Predeceased by sisters Mabel and Helen, and in-laws Dave GULUCHE, Gordon BARR, Jim LEE, Henry LEE, and Ethel LEE. Survived by numerous other family members and Friends. Friends may call at Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Scarborough (east of Kennedy Rd.), on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, 3526 Sheppard Ave. East (east of Warden Ave.) Interment Resthaven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or Arthritis Society. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff at Providence Healthcare in Scarborough.

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RATCLIFFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-03 published
GRETTON, Thomas Albert
Entered into rest, after a brave battle with cancer, at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, on Friday, September 30, 2005. Thomas Albert GRETTON, in his 72nd year, was the beloved husband of Elaine HOWARTH of Woodville. Loving father of Kevan (Kim) GRETTON of Woodville, Leila (Dougal) FISH of England, Nicolas GRETTON of Meaford, Paul (Kim) GRETTON of Claremont, Michael (Sandra) GRETTON of Bradford, Christopher RATCLIFFE of Woodville and Megan GRETTON of Woodville. Dear brother of Victor, Peter, Francis, Tessa and Sonja, all of England. Dearly remembered by grandchildren Chris, Scott, Ryan, Nicole, Jessie, Samantha, Justin, Leason, Benjamin, Samantha, Charlotte, Jacqueline, Laura Jane, Karolyn, Kirstie and Danielle. Predeceased by one sister Eileen. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at Peniel United Church (Hwy. 46 at Peniel Road, south of Woodville), on Wednesday, October 5, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment of cremated remains at Smiths Cemetery. As a remembrance, donations to the Chemotherapy Clinic at Markham Stouffville Hospital or the Palliative Care Unit at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, would be appreciated by the family.

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RATCLIFFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-12 published
JOHNSTON, Tom " Thomas"
Suddenly on October 10, 2005 at the age of 76. Dearly loved by his wife Joan (née O'REILLY) of 47 years, daughter Tracey and her husband Norm RATCLIFFE and proud "Poppa" to Jake and Samantha. Sadly missed by his sister Kay McKEOWN, brother-in-law Bob and his wife Carole O'REILLY (Uncle "T" to Sue and Shelly) and predeceased by his parents Thomas and Martha JOHNSTON and his sister Sadie ROSE. Tom was a retired long-time Consumers Gas employee, avid golfer, Blue Jays fan and armchair supervisor. Fortunately, he stayed with us long enough to be surrounded by his family on Sunday for a great Thanksgiving dinner; he never could miss a good meal. Friends may call at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall & Brown, 2900 Kingston Road (east of St. Clair Ave. E.), 416-267-4656 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday and are invited to share their memories at the service, which will be held in the Chapel at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Interment of cremated remains to be done at a later date. Flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice. The family would appreciate whatever you decide.

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RATE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-07 published
MONTGOMERY, Ashley Lee-Ann (née RATE)
At the Seaforth Community Hospital, Seaforth on Tuesday, October 4, 2005, Miss Ashley Lee-Ann MONTGOMERY of Seaforth, and formerly of Clinton, in her 18th year. Beloved daughter of Fay and Ken RATE of Seaforth. Dear sister of Lance MONTGOMERY, at home. Dearly loved granddaughter of Shirley MONTGOMERY of Seaforth. Special cousin of April WALFF of Clinton. Predeceased by her grandfathers Lyle MONTGOMERY and William RATE. Cremation. A graveside service will be held at the Clinton Cemetery, Clinton on Thursday, October 13, 2005 at 2 o'clock. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., Clinton (519-482-9521)

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RATE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-07 published
BENHAM, Florence Irene
Peacefully at Bendale Acres, Toronto, on January 4, 2005, in her 96th year. Loving wife of the late George Alfred BENHAM. Lovingly remembered by her son Grant, daughter Gail and daughter-in-law Joanne. Dear grandmother of Lynn, Steven, David and his wife Shellane. Great-grandmother to Caitlin and Michael. Sister of the late Thelma RATE. The family will receive visitors at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway) on Monday from 12 p.m. until funeral service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Interment at Saint John's Norway Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Tsunami Relief Fund of your choice would be appreciated.

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RATE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-02 published
WEBB, Wilbert Nelson " Will" (February 17, 1918-April 1, 2005)
After a brief illness, at Scarborough General Hospital. Loving husband to Doris for 64 years. Father to Douglas (predeceased) and Linda (predeceased,) Diane and Alex HASON, Sharon and Garry SAXBY, Marla and John BONAIUTO, Lori and Fred COLLEY. Grandfather of 9 and great-grandfather of 8. Brother of Doris (predeceased) and Arthur RATE, and Audrey and Nick (predeceased) POPOWICH, and half brother to Ken CAIN (predeceased.) Family and Friends will be received at the McDougall and Brown Funeral Home, 2900 Kingston Road (east of St. Clair Ave. E.), on Monday, April 4, 2005 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Chapel Service to follow at 1 p.m. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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RATE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-23 published
RATE, Arthur (June 12th, 1916-April 13th, 2005)
Peacefully on April 13th, 2005. Beloved husband of the late Doris RATE (née WEBB.) Loving father of Gerry. Dear friend of Sandra CONNOLLY. As Arthur wished, a private family graveside service was held on Saturday, April 16th. If so desired, donations to the Rouge Valley Centenary Cardiac Rehabilitation Fund would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Giffen-Mack 'Scarborough' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, (416) 281-6800.

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RATERINK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-18 published
MEDEIROS, Jose Travassos
After a lengthy illness and courageous battle, it is with great sorrow and sadness we announce the passing of Jose Travassos MEDEIROS, on Saturday April 16th in his 85th year at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital. Devoted husband of Maria Olivia (ANDRADE.) Beloved father of Manuel Michael, Maria (Mary) Teresinha BETTENCOURT and Rosemary Ann DUARTE. (Cherished Grandfather) "VuVu" to Angela FAGUNDES- AMARELO, Monica FAGUNDES- RATERINK, Olivia and Sarah DUARTE, Aimee McKEOWN, Michael and Lance MEDEIROS. Special Guardian Angel to his beloved greatgrandchildren, Emily AMARELO, Isaac Travassos McKEOWN and MacKenzie LANE- CORREIA.
Jose Travassos loved his children and grandchildren more than anything in the world and expressed always that his family will be in his heart. He will be missed overseas in his Homeland Faial, Azores by his sisters Lucia and Fernanda and also by many Friends and family that he has touched over the years. Jose created so many fond memories for his family and Friends he will forever be in our hearts, his laughter, jokes, hugs, kisses and terms of endearments will be cherished by all. Special thanks to the staff at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital for their care and kindness.
"Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In my Father's house are many mansions, if it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also." John Visitation at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Tuesday April 19th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A mass of Christian Burial to be held from All Saints Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday April 20th at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Luis Carlo PINHEIRO officiating. Interment to follow at All Saints Roman Catholic Cemetery. Prayers will be held at the funeral home Tuesday evening at 8: 30 p.m. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Jose.

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RATERINK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-04-19 published
MEDEIROS, Jose Travassos
After a lengthy illness, and courageous battle, it is with great sorrow and sadness we announce the passing of Jose Travassos MEDEIROS, on Saturday, April 16, in his 85th year at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital. Devoted husband of Maria Olivia ANDRADE. Beloved father of Manuel Michael, Maria (Mary) Teresinha BETTENCOURT, and Rosemary Ann DUARTE. (Cherished grandfather) VuVu to Angela FAGUNDES- AMARELO, Monica FAGUNDES- RATERINK, Olivia and Sarah DUARTE, Aimee McKEOWN, Michael and Lance MEDEIROS. Special Guardian Angel to his beloved great-grandchildren, Emily AMARELO, Isaac Travassos McKEOWN, and MacKenzie LANE- CORREIA. Jose Travassos loved his children and grandchildren more than anything in the world and expressed always that his family will be in his heart. He will be missed overseas in his homeland, Faial, Azores, by his sisters Lucia and Fernanda and also by many Friends and family that he has touched over the years. Jose created so many fond memories for his family and Friends, he will forever be in our hearts, his laughter, jokes, hugs, kisses, and terms of endearments will be cherished by all. Special thanks to the staff at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital for their care and kindness. Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In my Fathers house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. John 14: 1-3. Visitation at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, on Tuesday, April 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A mass of Christian Burial to be held from All Saints Roman Catholic Church, on Wednesday, April 20 at 11 a.m. with Father Luis Carlo PINHEIRO officiating. Interment to follow at All Saints Roman Catholic Cemetery. Prayers will be held at the funeral home Tuesday evening at 8: 30 p.m. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Jose.

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RATH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-06 published
REEVES, Grace M. (RATH)
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Sunday, January 2nd, 2005 Mrs. Grace M. (RATH) REEVES of London in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Frank P. REEVES. Dear God-Mother of Susan ENGLISH and her husband Robert of Regina, Saskatchewan and Ellen BROWN and her husband John of Collingwood. Cremation with interment of cremated remains in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. There will be no funeral home visitation. A service to celebrate Grace's life will be held in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Monday, January 10th at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend David R. CARROTHERS of Colborne Street United Church officiating. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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RATH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-19 published
JARVIS, Elva Grace
Peacefully at Strathroy Hospital on Thursday, February 3, 2005, Elva Grace JARVIS, wife of the late Patrick JARVIS of Glencoe. Dear mother of Walden (Wally) RATH of St. Paul, Alberta., and Linda RATH of Calgary. Several grandchildren and step-grandchildren survived. Predeceased by one sister and three brothers and survived by one sister Gretta. Cremation. A memorial service was held at Van Heck Funeral Home, Glencoe on Tuesday, February 8th, 2005.

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RATH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-26 published
SMITH, Chester M.
At Parkwood Hospital, on Friday, February 25th, 2005, Mr. Chester M. SMITH of London in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Elaine (WALTERS) SMITH. Loving father of Doug (Sandy,) Sharon (Doug) O'LOUGHLIN, Alana (Chris) STANNARD, Stephen (Linda) RATH, and Pam (Ian) PARKER. Also survived by 9 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, one brother and one sister. Predeceased by his brother Vince. The funeral and committal services will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, (2 blocks north of Oxford), on Monday, February 28th, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Cremation and private family interment of ashes will take place at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Chester are asked to consider the Parkwood Palliative Care or the London Health Sciences Foundation - Cancer Centre.

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

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RATH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-02 published
LOVELL, Gwendolyn Ella (DORES)
Peacefully at Blackadar Nursing Home, Dundas on Wednesday, August 31, 2005. Gwendolyn Ella (DORES) LOVELL of Ingersoll, in her 83rd year. Predeceased by her husband George LOVELL (1994.) Dear mother of Eva and her husband Ernest MEAD of Lynden and Anne and her husband Bill RATH of Saint Marys. Dear grandmother of Elaine URBANOWICZ and her husband Jason, Eileen and Emily MEAD, and Jason and Kristin RATH. Also predeceased by her brother Gerald DORES. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll, Friday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, 2: 30-3:30 p.m., where service will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2005 at 3: 30 p.m. Interment Putnam Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Putnam United Church or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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RATH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-26 published
PEDEN, James
Suddenly and peacefully at Caressant Care, Woodstock on Sunday December 25, 2005. James PEDEN of Thamesford, in his 90th year. Beloved husband of the late Jessie (HENDERSON) (1997) and dear father of David and Maureen PEDEN of Thamesford and Christine and Georges MENDES of Mississauga. Also loved by 4 grandchildren Alison and Martha PEDEN, and Mark and Michelle MENDES. Also sadly missed by "Mickey" (his pet Sheltie) who was a true and faithful companion for many years. Predeceased by one sister Mary RATH and 1 brother Norman PEDEN. Friends may call at the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home 177 Dundas St Thamesford on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at 11 a.m. Pastor Richard HRYNIW officiating. Interment Zion 7th Line Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be given to Westminster United Church or the Woodstock Hospital Foundation. A Masonic Memorial Service under the auspices of King Solomon Lodge #394 Thamesford will be held Tuesday at 6: 45 p.m.

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RATH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-07 published
REEVES, Grace M. (RATH)
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Sunday, January 2nd, 2005 Mrs. Grace M. (RATH) REEVES of London in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Frank P. REEVES. Dear God-Mother of Susan ENGLISH and her husband Robert of Regina, Saskatchewan and Ellen BROWN and her husband John of Collingwood. Cremation with interment of cremated remains in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. There will no funeral home visitation. A service to celebrate Grace's life will be held in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (1-877-246-7186) on Monday, January 10th at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend David R. CARROTHERS of Colborne Street United Church officiating. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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RATHBONE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-21 published
RATHBONE, Gwendolyn Margaret Esther (née KIRKWOOD)
Graduate of Trinity College and the Institute of Child Studies, University of Toronto, passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2005, in Ajax, Ontario, in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late George. Dear mother of George (Juanita) of Pickering, Julie KEARNS (Jim) of Calgary, and Barbara MULLIN (Dave) of Ajax. Grandmother of Tony and Suzie MULLIN, Kristen and Campbell KEARNS and Jaime Kearns GAGE (Scott.) Gwen was born February 3, 1917 in Orangeville, Ontario to the late Arthur Lorne Campbell Kirkwood and Victoria Jane Henry. Retired from McCarthy Tetrault, Gwen also served with the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service during the war. We will always remember Gwen for her strength of character, her beauty, and her proud heritage as a 'Henry'. A family service took place in the chapel at St. James-the-Less followed by cremation, with interment at Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Toronto Humane Society, 11 River Street, Toronto M5A 4C2.

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RATHBONE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-22 published
RATHBONE, Gwendolyn Margaret Esther (née KIRKWOOD)
Graduate of Trinity College and the Institute of Child Studies, University of Toronto, passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2005, in Ajax, Ontario, in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late George. Dear mother of George (Juanita) of Pickering, Julie KEARNS (Jim) of Calgary, and Barbara MULLIN (Dave) of Ajax. Grandmother of Toni and Suzie MULLIN, Kristen and Campbell KEARNS and Jaime KEARNS Gage (Scott.) Gwen was born February 3, 1917 in Orangeville, Ontario to the late Arthur Lorne Campbell KIRKWOOD and Victoria Jane HENRY. Retired from McCarthy Tetrault, Gwen also served with the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service during the war. We will always remember Gwen for her strength of character, her beauty, and her proud heritage as a "Henry". A family service took place in the chapel at St. James-the-Less followed by cremation, with interment at Park Lawn Cemetery. Ifdesired, memorial donations may be made to the Toronto Humane Society, 11 River Street, Toronto M5A 4C2.

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RATHBONE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-10 published
RATHBONE, Robert George
Peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, on Saturday, April 9, 2005. Beloved son of Muriel Grace and Raymond, survived by his sister Melanie, loving daughters Elizabeth and Mellissa and son William. Sadly missed by longtime, loving companion Mariom and by many uncles, aunts, cousins and good Friends. All the memories good and bad will be cherished forever. Friends and family will be received at the Demarco Funeral Home "Keele Chapel," 3725 Keele St. (between Sheppard and Finch Aves. W.), 416-636-7027, on Sunday, April 10, 2005 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m., and Monday, April 11, 2005 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with a Funeral Service being held at 3: 00 p.m. in the DeMarco Funeral Home "Keele" Chapel. Cremation to follow.

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RATHBONE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-12 published
GILBEY, Alfred Ezra " Bud"
(World War 2 Veteran, Member of Masonic Lodge No. 659 and Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 34, Retired Orillia City Police Officer) Passed away at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 in his 86th year. Bud, beloved husband of the late Ethel GILBEY (née RATHBONE.) Dear companion of Fran SIGURDSON. Loving father of Susan ROSE and husband George of Mississauga. Dear grandfather of Geoff ROSE of Los Angeles, loving great-grandfather of Michael. Predeceased by grand_son David. Brother of Gladys KING of Buffalo, and the late Ivan GILBEY of Toronto. Brother-in-law of Rosina HOUNSELL and Vera and husband Harold RATHBONE all of England. Sadly missed by all of his nieces and nephews in England, New Zealand and Canada. The late Mr. GILBEY will rest at Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St. N., Orillia, on Thursday from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Friday, October 14, 2005 at 1 o'clock. Cremation will follow. A reception will be held in the Mundell Reception Room following the service. Memorial donation to the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Foundation or The Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund would be gratefully appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence are welcomed at www.mundellfuneralhome.com. All members of The Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 34 are asked to gather at 6: 15 p.m. and all members of the Equity Masonic Lodge No. 659 are asked to gather at 6: 45 p.m. Special thanks to the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Nurses of Soldiers' Ward, Harvie IV, and all of the staff and Doctors, many Friends at Big Cedar Estates, Birchmere Retirement Residence and Tudhope Manor. Thank you to our wonderful family friend Kathy Pike for all of your love and support.

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RATHBUN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-04-06 published
GILLIES, William Milton
William (Bill) Milton GILLIES of Dundalk passed away in the Shelburne Residence on March 12, 2005 in his 85th year. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife of 53 years, Muriel (TAILOR/TAYLOR) GILLIES and five children - Bob (Ann) GILLIES, Dundalk; Shirley (Jim) PHILLIPS, Columbus, Ohio; Judy, Etobicoke; Tom (Liane) GILLIES, Dundalk and Helen (Dean) PATE, Mansfield; and twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Bill was the third child of the late Mary (WRIGHT) and Milton GILLIES, and attended S.S.#10 Proton, and is survived by a brother, Jim (Mae) GILLIES, Newmarket, and three sisters -Dorothy (Jim) SCOTT, Minesing; Islay BESLEY, Shelburne and Barbara (Arvo) KAASALAINEN, Minden; and a sister-in-law Gladys (GILLIES) TOMPKINS, Calgary. He was predeceased by a sister Rillie and her husband, Nelson RATHBUN, a brother, Don, Calgary, and a brother-in-law, Rev. Bruce BESLEY, Shelburne. Several nieces and nephews will also mourn his passing.
Bill and Muriel were married on November 3, 1951 in New Toronto and they farmed on the family farm on Concession 12, Proton Township in the home Bill built in 1951. They attended Bethel United Church until it closed and then attended Dundalk United Church. Bill was active in community events and was Past President of the Dundalk District Agricultural Society where he had been awarded a Service Diploma. He enjoyed playing cards, modern square dancing, travelling, etc. In 1985 they retired to their new home he built in Dundalk, and their home was open to many family gatherings. Bill enjoyed tinkering and got great satisfaction from making his float "The Old Farmer and Priscilla, Jed and Jake" for many parades.
The funeral was held in the Dundalk United Church on March 14 with Reverend Janet ERIKSEN officiating, assisted by Pastor Ann GILLIES. Mallory GILLIES (granddaughter) sang "Amazing Grace" and words of Remembrances were given by niece, Islay SCOTT, and sister Islay BESLEY. Jim PHILLIPS read "Tributes to My Dad" contributed by each of Bill's children. The Compact Disk of Trevor Baker "When God was Making Daddies" was played.
The pallbearers were grand_sons, Steven GILLIES and David KENNAWAY, and nephews, Jim and Harry SCOTT, Don GILLIES, and Barry RATHBUN. Flower-bearers were granddaughters, Mallory, Mandi and Sierra GILLIES and Melissa MOORE.
Interment was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dundalk. Many donations were received for Dundalk United Church, Markdale Hospital Building Fund and other charities.
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RATHBUN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-14 published
RATHBUN, Rhonda Louise (née BOYCE)
(Co-owner F.A.F. Enterprises, Ontario Trail Riders Association Member) Bravely at Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus, on Saturday, November 12, 2005. Rhonda RATHBUN (née BOYCE,) of Cedar Valley, in her 54th year. Beloved wife of Barry RATHBUN. Dear daughter of Barbara BOYCE of Guelph, and the late Ronald BOYCE. Sister of Robert BOYCE of Wasaga Beach, Kathy BOYCE of Guelph and Clifford BOYCE and Jewel STUMPF of Rockwood. Sister-in-law of Ellen and Ray THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Rockwood, and Mary-Joan and Blaire FISHER of Listowel. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. South, Erin, for visitation Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday at 1: 30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Hillsburgh. Interment, Huxley Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial donations to Special Friends Riding Program, Elora Cataract Trail Association, or the Credit Valley Foundation would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.

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RATHBURN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-08 published
RATHBURN, Norma (née PHINNEY)
Passed away at Sacré-Coeur Hospital on June 4th, 2005 at the age of 69 years. Beloved wife of the late Grant RATHBURN. Mother of Heather (David) and Martin (Treasa), grandmother of 7 and 1 great-grandchild. She is very much loved and will be greatly missed. Visitation at J.J. Cardinal Funeral Chapel, 560 Lakeshore Dr., Dorval, Quebec, 514-631-1511, on Thursday, June 9th, 2005 from 9: 00 a.m. until time of service at 10:00 a.m. No flowers, donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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RATHGEB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-27 published
RATHGEB, Charles Irwin (1921-2005)
Businessman - Sportsman. Charles (Chuck) Irwin RATHGEB passed away peacefully at home in Toronto on June 24, 2005, at the age of 83. Chuck is survived by his loving wife and friend of 58 years, Rosemary CLARKE, originally of Montreal, and nephew Thomas SCEATS, his wife Fabienne and nieces Charlotte and Martha. Loving thanks for continuing care to the house staff Tony, Gloria, Teresa and to Al and Sarah of the Bahamas. Special thanks to Dr. UNG of the Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre and to Dr. Robert FRANCIS of Medcan. The Toronto Community Care Access Centre's palliative team headed by Dr. Russell GOLDMAN are to be commended for their loving care and support, as are his health care givers - Trudy, Joyce, Linda, Nellie, Valerio, George and Ken. Chuck RATHGEB was born in Trois Rivieres, Quebec. Moving to Toronto at an early age, he was educated at Upper Canada College and the University of Toronto (Zeta Psi). After leaving Upper Canada, he joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (13755) serving in Western Canada. Transferring to the Royal Canadian Navy he was a decorated officer, serving in the North Atlantic, Norwegian Sea, the Bay of Biscay and the invasion of Europe. Following the war, Chuck joined his father as proprietor of Comstock International Ltd. for over forty years in the field of mechanical and electrical construction with major undertakings across Canada, the United States and around the globe. He was a director of many major corporations both here and abroad and was associated closely with various charitable organizations. Chuck's big avocation was sports. He was at various times a Canadian member of the Commonwealth Cricket Team, a mountain climber (Canadian Rockies and Alps), a big game hunter (earning the Explorers' Club 'gold bracelet for big six' animals), member of the Canadian Marlin and Tuna Teams, 'Offshore' Power Boat Racer (Miami-Nassau, London-Monte Carlo), Cresta Rider and World Cup Bobsledder, as Manager of The Gold Medal Canadian Olympic Bob-Sled Team, Innsbruck, Austria - 1964. For many years, he ran the Comstock Ford Auto Racing Team, competing on major tracks in Canada, the U.S. and Europe and major rallies in Canada, Asia and Europe. He also found time to run a small but successful thoroughbred horse- racing stable. In the air, Chuck was an accomplished gas and hot air balloonist (Trans Canada, Trans Alpine), a glider pilot and a jet pilot, setting a World record Atlantic crossing in a Canadian CL41 jet. But the sport he enjoyed most was golf! In a different vein, he produced a Broadway play 'Staircase', a major film 'Fahrenheit 451' and he also did a brief, if memorable stint, as a rock promoter, staging a 'Doors' concert. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28. The funeral will take place at Deer Park United Church, 129 St. Clair Avenue West at one o'clock on Wednesday, June 29th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5, Providence Healthcare Foundation, 3276 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M1L 1W1 or to the charity of your choice.

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RATHGEB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-02 published
Chuck RATHGEB, Businessman, Sportsman (1921-2005)
Multi-millionaire raced cars, flew hot-air balloons set transatlantic records in a Tutor jet, hunted big game and led four Canadian bobsledders to Olympic gold
By Danny GALLAGHER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Friday, September 2, 2005, Page S7
Toronto -- You could say that Chuck RATHGEB did it all. He (a) raced a balloon across the Alps; (b) drove in the 24 Hours of Le Mans; (c) flew a single-engine jet across the Atlantic; (d) gained an international Explorers Club award for hunting and bagging the "big six" (a lion, a leopard, an elephant, a buffalo, a rhino and a tiger); and (e) coached the Canadian bobsledding team to a gold medal at the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Olympics.
Along the way, he was also a Mountie, a lieutenant-commander in the Royal Canadian Navy and, lastly, a multi-millionaire who led the family firm of Comstock International to global success.
From building mega projects to piloting balloons to his orchestration of Canada's gold-medal bobsledding win, Mr. RATHGEB's role in shaping the country is undeniable.
"He did everything for the Canadian flag," said his wife, Rosemary. "He always had a project to look forward to, to organize and to be in."
It all started in 1939 when Charles RATHGEB, a Quebec lad of German-Swiss heritage, graduated from Toronto's Upper Canada College. His dream was to join the Royal Canadian Navy, except that he wasn't old enough. Instead, he signed up with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, serving in Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories. It was while he was training in Regina that he learned the ropes of harsh discipline. One night, with the lights turned off in a cold building while his supervisor was not around, Mr. RATHGEB and his fellow recruits pulled down the window blinds to create warmth. When the supervisor returned to find out what had happened, he smashed all the windows; the trainees spent the rest of the night in the building in the fierce Saskatchewan cold.
When he became eligible for the navy, Mr. RATHGEB quit the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and served in the Battle of the Atlantic, in the Bay of Biscay, on three Murmansk convoys and the invasion of Europe.
In 1946, he left the navy with the rank of lieutenant-commander and joined his father's company, Comstock International Ltd. Around that time, he met Rosemary CLARKE of Quebec City at a resort on the St. Lawrence River and proposed on their first date. Within months, they were married.
As chairman of the board of Comstock, he turned the engineering and construction company into a global powerhouse. In one of the largest electrical contracts undertaken in Canada, he was involved in Comstock's 25-to-60-cycle conversion contract for Ontario Hydro.
"They went into every home in Ontario and changed every appliance from 25 cycles to 60 cycles," Mrs. RATHGEB said.
Other Comstock projects included the Trans Mountain oil pipeline in Western Canada, the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Distant Early Warning radar system in the Far North, the Toronto subway system, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration space facility at Cape Kennedy, Florida, the trans-Sahara Algerian gas pipeline and the Okosombo dam in Ghana.
Other men would have been overwhelmed by the work, but not Chuck RATHGEB. Nothing stopped him from taking on new sports and new horizons. The 6-foot-3, bluff and cheery sportsman responded to every siren call of adventure. He was once a member of Canada's Commonwealth cricket team, and he was a fanatic about hot-air ballooning, mountain climbing and big-game hunting. He shot the last legal tiger in India. In 1982, he and Vladimir Kavan, a Czech-Canadian businessman, trekked through Mongolia to hunt the Siberian ibex, the world's biggest mountain goat. It's a tough shot because the ibex has excellent vision. "If you were at King Street, the ibex could see you from Bloor Street," Mr. RATHGEB told The Globe on his return. "We were camped at 10,000 feet, and climbing after them at 12,000. The height affects you, but ibex just keep climbing." He and Mr. Kavan bagged four.
The pair became the first Canadians to balloon over the Alps in their personal Canadian centennial project of 1967. A year later, Mr. RATHGEB and then Ontario premier John ROBARTS experienced a misadventure near London, Ontario, when their balloon went out of control in inclement weather and wandered seriously off course. The police were called in, but, no problem: Mr. RATHGEB safely guided the balloon into a field.
Mr. RATHGEB managed Comstock's car-racing team and, in many instances, he would jump into the car himself to compete in such races as the 24-hour Le Mans, the 12-hour Sebring, the 24-hour Daytona, the London-to-Sydney rally, the Trans-Sahara rally and the 15,000-kilometre London-to-Peking Motor Challenge.
The Sahara trek proved to be a barnburner because his car broke down in the desert and he was reduced to drinking water from the radiator to survive. Eventually, the car was towed by camels to the nearest town. The car's undercarriage had been ruined by rocks and other debris. So, using his unlimited financial resources, Mr. RATHGEB had a four-wheel-drive Jeep Comanche pickup specially built in Toronto for the 1990 London-to-Peking trip. The overhaul of the truck included doubling the shocks and steel-plating its undersides.
"The London-Peking race was an endurance test," Mrs. RATHGEB said. "It lasted 56 days. Chuck spent many nights sleeping under the stars. It took him a few weeks to get over it."
Mr. RATHGEB was a member of the board of directors for about a dozen major Canadian companies over the years, and it was while he was with Canadair (now Bombardier) that he talked company officials into training him as a pilot. Participating in the British Columbia Centennial air race from London to Vancouver, he set a record for the smallest single-engine jet -- a CL41 Tutor -- to cross the Atlantic. "We landed in Iceland," he told The Globe. "Turning around on the runway, suddenly all the lights came on in the cockpit. We were out of gas."
For years, he was also the only Canadian to own an international offshore powerboat-racing licence. In a sport in which speeds exceed 180 kilometres an hour, he was the only Canadian entrant in the London-to-Monte Carlo and Miami-Nassau powerboat events.
On the side, Mr. RATHGEB ran a small thoroughbred-racing stable that experienced some success. He also ventured into show business to produce the Rex Harrison Broadway play Staircase and to promote a Doors rock concert.
But, in what may have been his most defining moment, he was first coach and then manager of Canada's bobsled team. As it happened, it was one sport he had never tried. The suggestion that he become involved came out of the blue at a cocktail party in Toronto in 1959. A friend, Doug CONNOR, asked him: "Chuck, how'd you like to represent your country in a world championship?"
"What game?" he asked.
"Take a guess."
"Hmm, do I have to train?"
"Nope."
"Do I have to quit drinking?"
"Nope."
Thus began an Olympic saga and a team made up of four Quebeckers: driver Vic Emery, his brother Dr. John Emery, Doug Anakin, and brakeman Peter Kirby.
Their first event was a world championship in St. Moritz, where they did much of their early training. "We arrived by train at night, so we weren't aware what we were in for," Mr. RATHGEB said. "See, everywhere else, you arrive at the bottom of the hill; in St. Moritz, you're at the top. You can look down a bit and it looks fine and then it curves off. But, in the morning, I walked down 100 yards and suddenly, my God, it's like falling off a 10-storey building."
Early in the going, Mr. RATHGEB occupied a spot on the sled. "It was enormously exhilarating to rush down a mountain at 150 kilometres an hour, pulling six Gs on the curves."
There were 20 teams that first year. "We won the Spanish-Canadian Cup.... It went to the team that wasn't last. The Spaniards crashed three times and we crashed three times, but our time was faster, so we were 19th."
Gradually, the team improved, moving up from 19th to 11th to fourth in successive world championships. By the 1964 Olympics, Mr. RATHGEB had become the team manager.
"The night before their run, they didn't seem too confident," he recalled in 1984, "so I gave the young woman on the switchboard a box of chocolates to fake a cable from the prime minister. 'All Canada rides with you today! Signed, Lester B. Pearson.'"
It did the trick. On the big day, 10,000 people lined the course. In one of the most electrifying triumphs in Canadian Olympic history, Vic Emery and Co. guided a half-ton sled down the 14-curve course at speeds of close to 150 km/h to win the gold medal, besting the favoured Italians with a time of 4 minutes 14.46 seconds. It was Canada's only gold medal at the Innsbruck Olympiad, the first year bobsledding was an Olympic sport.
"It was the last event at the Olympics," Mr. RATHGEB recalled years later. "We were the final team to race and we came out of it with gold medals. The pressure was even greater than competing in a Stanley Cup because you only have one chance and it's a chance you get once in a lifetime."
In a telephone interview from his home in London, England, Vic Emery said: "Chuck was a damn good manager. We didn't ask him for any extra financial help and he didn't offer any. He got us the equipment needed to fine-tune the sled. He arranged to have spring-loaded handles installed on the sides of the sled. It was a little innovation."
Ten years ago, Mr. Emery flew to Toronto to visit Mr. RATHGEB after he wound up in hospital as a result of a mosquito bite that had turned almost deadly. "I would tell Chuck stories in hospital to try and jaw him up and, sometimes, I'd get a slight smile out of him because he was out of it for four or five months."
Mr. Emery says he will be forever indebted to Mr. RATHGEB. "He was one of the most instrumental people in my life. If it were not for him, we might never had gotten the gold medal."
For all that, the triumph at the Olympics was just one of Mr. RATHGEB's many roles in a life that was as large as they come. "There's a little Walter Mitty in everybody," Mr. RATHGEB once said. "Some just dream, some mean to but never get around to it, and some do it."
His personal credo, he liked to say, was: "Rather than going to see the Grand Prix, why not be in it?"
Charles (Chuck) RATHGEB was born on December 2, 1921, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec He died of cancer on June 24, 2005, at his home in Toronto. He was 84. He leaves his wife, Rosemary. At his request, 12 uniformed Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers were pallbearers at his funeral.

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RATHGEB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-27 published
RATHGEB, Charles Irwin (1921-2005)
Businessman - Sportsman Charles (Chuck) Irwin RATHGEB passed away peacefully at home in Toronto on June 24, 2005 at the age of 83. Chuck is survived by his loving wife and friend of 58 years, Rosemary CLARKE, originally of Montreal and nephew Thomas SCEATS, his wife Fabienne and nieces Charlotte and Martha. Loving thanks for continuing care to the house staff Tony, Gloria, Teresa and to Al and Sarah of the Bahamas. Special thanks to Dr. UNG of the Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre and to Dr. Robert FRANCIS of Medcan. The Toronto Community Care Access Centre's palliative team headed by Dr. Russell GOLDMAN are to be commended for their loving care and support, as are his health care givers - Trudy, Joyce, Linda, Nellie, Valerio, George and Ken. Chuck RATHGEB was born in Trois Rivieres, Quebec. Moving to Toronto at an early age, he was educated at Upper Canada College and the University of Toronto (Zeta Psi). After leaving Upper Canada, he joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (13755) serving in Western Canada. Transferring to the Royal Canadian Navy he was a decorated officer, serving in the North Atlantic, Norwegian Sea, the Bay of Biscay and the invasion of Europe. Following the war, Chuck joined his father as proprietor of Comstock International Ltd. for over forty years in the field of mechanical and electrical construction with major undertakings across Canada, the United States and around the globe. He was a director of many major corporations both here and abroad and was associated closely with various charitable organizations. Chuck's big avocation was sports. He was at various times a Canadian member of the Commonwealth Cricket Team, a mountain climber (Canadian Rockies and Alps), a big game hunter (earning the Explorers' Club 'gold bracelet for big six' animals), member of the Canadian Marlin and Tuna Teams, 'Offshore' Power Boat Racer (Miami-Nassau, London-Monte Carlo), Cresta Rider and World Cup Bobsledder, as Manager of The Gold Medal Canadian Olympic Bob-Sled Team, Innsbruck, Austria - 1964. For many years, he ran the Comstock Ford Auto Racing Team, competing on major tracks in Canada, the U.S. and Europe and major rallies in Canada, Asia and Europe. He also found time to run a small but successful thoroughbred horse-racing stable. In the air, Chuck was an accomplished gas and hot air balloonist (Trans Canada, Trans Alpine), a glider pilot and a jet pilot, setting a World record Atlantic crossing in a Canadian CL41 jet. But the sport he enjoyed most was golf! In a different vein, he produced a Broadway play 'Staircase', a major film 'Fahrenheit 451' and he also did a brief, if memorable stint, as a rock promoter, staging a 'Doors' concert. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28. The funeral will take place at Deer Park United Church, 129 St. Clair Avenue West at one o'clock on Wednesday, June 29th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5, Providence Healthcare Foundation, 3276 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M1L 1W1 or to the charity of your choice.

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