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MATTHEWS, Don
Passed away at Toronto Western Hospital on Wednesday, June 1st, 2005. Donald John Chester MATTHEWS, of R.R.#4, Durham, in his 69th year. Beloved husband of the former Marion SMITH. Loving brother of Robert MATTHEWS of Toronto, Ruby SHEACH of Guelph, Violet GOOCH of Cambridge, George (Shirley) MATTHEWS of Durham, Edith (Gordon MARSHALL) of Durham, and Bev (Doreen) of Kitchener. Dear brother-in-law of Ilsay MATTHEWS, Leonard (Inez) SEIFRIED, Kathleen (Verne) FORBES, Laverne (Sandra) SEIFRIED, Jim SMITH, Shirley (Garry) BAKER, and Betty Ann (Don) RIDDELL. Predeceased by his parents Milford and Annie MATTHEWS, his brother Arthur and his sister Mary McCARTHY. Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham, on Saturday from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life for Don MATTHEWS will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment Maplewood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
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SHEACH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-04 published
MATTHEWS, Don John Chester
Passed away at Toronto Western Hospital on Wednesday, June 1st, 2005. Donald John Chester MATTHEWS, of R.R.#4, Durham, in his 69th year. Beloved husband of the former Marion SMITH. Loving brother of Robert MATTHEWS of Toronto, Ruby SHEACH of Guelph, Violet GOOCH of Cambridge, George (Shirley) MATTHEWS of Durham, Edith (Gordon MARSHALL) of Durham, and Bev (Doreen) of Kitchener. Dear brother-in-law of Islay MATTHEWS, Leonard (Inez) SEIFRIED, Kathleen (Verne) FORBES, Laverne (Sandra) SEIFRIED, Jim SMITH, Shirley (Garry) BAKER, and Betty Ann (Don) RIDDELL. Predeceased by his parents Milford and Annie MATTHEWS, his brother Arthur and his sister Mary McCARTHY. Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham, on Saturday from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life for Don MATTHEWS will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment Maplewood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
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SHEAFFER, Susan
On Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Susan SHEAFFER, beloved wife of Lloyd GILBERT. Loving mother of Adam and Emily. Devoted daughter of Hazel and the late Herb SHEAFFER. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Robert and Sheila SHEAFFER, Gary and Caroline SHEAFFER, and Kathy GILBERT and Judy GALBRAITH. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, March 18, 2005 at 12: 00 noon. Interment Holy Blossom Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 300 Glenayr Road. If desired, donations may be made to the Susan SHEAFFER Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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SHEAFFER, Susan
On Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Susan SHEAFFER, beloved wife of Lloyd GILBERT. Loving mother of Adam and Emily. Devoted daughter of Hazel and the late Herb SHEAFFER. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Robert and Sheila SHEAFFER, Gary and Caroline SHEAFFER, and Kathy GILBERT and Judy GALBRAITH. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, March 18, 2005 at 12: 00 noon. Interment Holy Blossom Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 300 Glenayr Road. If desired, donations may be made to the Susan Sheaffer Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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SHEAHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-12 published
TOWNEND, Sidney Arthur
80 Years. Passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 9th, 2005, at the Sudbury Regional Hospital - St. Joseph Health Centre. Beloved husband of Mary Evelyn (SHEAHAN) TOWNEND of Sudbury. Loving father of Gordon (W. Karen) of Toronto, Arthur, Mary (H. Dunn HARDING) and John (W. Geraldine) all of Sudbury, Deborah (H. Shane BARKER) of Owen Sound, Barbara (H. Everett MAKELA) of Lively, and Jane (partner Frank MENARD) of Caledon. Cherished grandfather of Christopher, Robert, Samantha, Scott, Trent, Evelyn, Manton, William, Ben, Jane, Emily, and Gillian. Dear brother of Lee (W. Jean) of England and predeceased by sister Ethel 'Chich' MORRIS. Sidney will be sadly missed by his brother-in-law John SHEAHAN, sister-in-law Mary SHEAHAN, his nieces Katie SHEAHAN, Wendy SMITH, and many other nieces and nephews. Art leaves a most wonderful legacy of personal and professional accomplishments and a family who will cherish his memory forever. He was born in Cuba, raised in Jamaica, and educated at McGill University School of Architecture. After graduation Art moved to Sudbury, the city he came to love, and started the architectural firm, Townend, Stefura, Baleshta and Nicholls. He had a successful career spanning 40 years. He contributed significantly to the architectural landscape of Sudbury and the North. The firm won two Canadian Design awards for their work. He was a proud member of the governing council of the Ontario Association of Architects. Many of the public buildings in Sudbury, including Civic Square, Laurentian Hospital and the Taxation Centre, exhibit his firms distinctive style. His residential designs are exceptional and are enjoyed and appreciated by many. Art was an avid sailor and was a charter member and commodore of the Sudbury Yacht Club, racing his Y-Flyer (614) to many local wins. He was a past President and Life member of the Kiwanis Club, Director of the Idylwylde Golf Club, and a member of the McKim Planning Board. Skiing, square dancing, and golfing were passions he shared with his wife Evelyn. As a young boy in Jamaica, Art enjoyed painting and throughout his life created many watercolours and oil paintings. More recently, as a proud Canadian he carved magnificent totems that adorn his residence and camp on Lake Panache. More than anything Art was devoted to his wife, children and grandchildren. He truly made a difference and will be missed. Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury, Ontario. Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Hope Church, 591 Brennan Street, Tuesday, July 12th, 2005 at 11 a.m. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. Donations in memory of Sidney can be made to the Dr. J.J. Sheahan Bursary - Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

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SHEAHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-09 published
Arthur TOWNEND, Architect (1924-2005)
Sudbury practitioner's designs included the stunning Revenue Canada Taxation Data Centre and brought the city into the 21st century
By Danny GALLAGHER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Friday, September 9, 2005, Page S9
Toronto -- Not long after Arthur TOWNEND had designed and erected the first, flat-roofed house in Sudbury, Ontario in 1953, his son Gordon came home from school a little perplexed after his teacher had asked him to produce a drawing of their family home.
Gordon asked his father why he wanted a flat-roofed house erected and his father replied, "So Santa Claus and his reindeer can land safely with their sleigh on Christmas Eve." Whether it was flat roofs or other projects, Arthur TOWNEND's work as an architect was unique, contemporary and modern -- all characteristics that arose from his empathy for the famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Thanks to Mr. TOWNEND, the stereotype image of Sudbury as a depressing, rough, transient, mining town built on unforgiving Cambrian Shield rock was dramatically swept aside. His imaginative approach to architecture changed the cityscape, whether it was the Civic Square municipal government office project, the huge Revenue Canada Taxation Data Centre, the original Laurentian Hospital, or St. Andrew's Place (a combined United Church and senior citizens' complex). He also designed hospitals in the Ontario communities of Sault Ste. Marie, Smooth Rock Falls and Thunder Bay, and fashioned a nautical-themed look with a multi-curved roof for the Canadian Coast Guard building in Parry Sound, Ontario
He is also responsible for 17 rather spiffy houses, most of them built in the tony Ramsay Lake section of the city. They are desirable, prized and elegant properties. "Anything designed by Arthur is a very classical home, compared to the modern bungalows." said Blaine NICHOLLS, one of Mr. TOWNEND's former partners.
"Arthur took Sudbury into the 21st century," said Janna Ramsay BEST, who is an acknowledged TOWNEND expert. "It's a mining town that has become a sophisticated regional capital and a Northern Ontario hub for education, health and government, and Arthur played a big part in that.
"Sudburians were very accepting of Arthur's cosmopolitan vision which brought pleasing contemporary architecture to Sudbury that was synonymous with progress," said Ms. BEST, who, as an M.A. student at Laurentian University, wrote a 160-page thesis titled The Architectural Imagination of S. Arthur TOWNEND. "He helped bring the latest styles and techniques to a city on the verge of change and expansion."
Sidney Arthur TOWNEND was born under a table in Banes, Cuba, during a hurricane. He spent his first three years on the Caribbean island where his parents operated United Food Company. Later, his parents moved to Union Hill, Jamaica, where he was raised on a family-owned plantation that employed 150 workers.
He left home as a young man to attend McGill University in Montreal where he first studied engineering and then switched to architecture. In the fall of 1942, he answered a wartime call for students to help the farmers of Western Canada bring in that year's harvest. He was placed on a squalid farm near Regina where he soon came down with polio. He spent a month in hospital in Regina until McGill officials arranged for him to be transported back to Montreal. Most of the next year was spent recuperating in Jamaica and he did not return to McGill until the fall of 1943.
Mr. TOWNEND graduated in 1948 and found a job with the Sudbury architect Louis FABBRO, who, three years before, had given him a summer internship. He fell in love with Sudbury and the North, resisting the pleas of family and Friends who tried to persuade him to return to Jamaica. He also fell in love with a girl. Soon after joining Mr. FABBRO, he and a draftsman from the firm were riding a bus when they noticed a pretty young lady standing on the sidewalk. "I'm going to marry that girl," Mr. TOWNEND told the draftsman.
Sure enough, he did. After meeting Evelyn SHEAHAN several days later at a dance, he proposed on their first date.
Meanwhile, building projects piled up at the firm. Mr. FABBRO was one of the few Sudbury architects to receive contracts during a time when most of the new buildings in town were designed by big-city firms that sent plans up North without studying the sites or understanding the climate and environment of Northeastern Ontario.
After a number of years in partnership with Mr. FABBRO, Mr. TOWNEND broke away to freelance. As a result of intuition, aggressiveness and the pressing demands of a growing family, he landed a job in 1964 to design the new Laurentian Hospital.
"It was risky for Arthur to leave Mr. FABBRO because he had eight mouths to feed so he was very happy to get the hospital project," Evelyn TOWNEND said.
It was also the beginning of a partnership involving Mr. TOWNEND, John STEFURA, Corky BALESHTA and Mr. NICHOLLS.
"Laurentian Hospital is very modern-looking considering it's over 30 years old," Mr. NICHOLLS said. "Hospitals are very complex inside, especially from a functional perspective... not just for staff, but visitors. Arthur was able to do something great with it. It was supposed to be a whitish colour on the outside but the hospital people wanted to save $50,000 so it became a brown colour."
The Civic Square building (now called Tom Davies Square) also boasted a distinct TOWNEND flavour. It wasn't a stock approach to a government building. Instead, Mr. TOWNEND designed a four-level building and all the levels open to a common public space and atrium.
"Arthur broke away from the typical departmentalized approach to an office building," Mr. NICHOLLS said.
He applied the same approach in the early 1970s when he designed the federal taxation centre, the place where thousands of Canadians send their tax returns. Once the site of Sudbury Stadium, which housed several baseball fields, the taxation centre was designed to open up two main levels to an open atrium space that doubled as a dining area. He designed it in such a way as to produce natural light into a lobby area, making it attractive for staff and visitors. To blend buildings in harmony with nature, he gave the exterior a light-coloured skin of pre-cast cement.
"Arthur looked at the site to see how the site would do for the building not what the building would do for the site," Mr. STEFURA said.
In 1986, Mr. TOWNEND's firm obtained the contract for the Northeastern Ontario Regional Cancer Centre (located at Laurentian Hospital) and he retired two years later.
Over the years, he won two national design awards but chose not to write about his projects. He acknowledged that while many of his fellow architects were very good at writing about architecture, he chose not to do it himself. "I'd rather the buildings speak for themselves," he said.
Sidney Arthur TOWNEND was born in Banes, Cuba on November 8, 1924. He died in Sudbury, Ontario on July 9, 2005 after several years of frail health. He is survived by his wife Evelyn and children Gordon, Arthur, Deborah, Mary, Barbara, John and Jane.

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SHEAHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-12 published
SHEAHAN, John Alban
It is with great sadness that John's family announces his death at the age of 81 on October 28th, 2005. Predeceased by his brothers Jimmy and Joseph, and his brother-in-law Arthur TOWNEND, John's death is mourned by his loving sisters: Evelyn (SHEAHAN) TOWNEND of Sudbury, Mary SHEAHAN of Toronto, and his many nephews and nieces. Born in Chapleau, Ontario to Dr. and Mrs. J.J. SHEAHAN, John was a Veteran of World War 2 serving on the Corvette H.M.C.S., Malibou in the Northern Atlantic. In 1965, he joined the staff at the C.B.C. in the Staging Department where he was a valued employee for 25 years. We will all cherish the memory of a kind and gentle man with a delightful sense of humour, and we will miss him. A private candlelight service was held at St. Michael's Catholic Cathedral.

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SHEAHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-11 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Eleanor Marie
Passed peacefully, on Thursday, June 9, 2005, at Ajax-Pickering Hospital, at the age of 76, due to a stroke. Loving wife of the late George THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, who was laid to rest in 2003. Devoted mother to Florence (Glenn), Mark (Annette), and Barb (Bob). Predeceased by sons Danny and Wayne. Granny to Shaun, Matthew, Derek, Michael, Nicole, Brendan, Danielle, and Craig. Dear step-sister to Frank SHEAHAN. Special thanks to the dedicated staff of Ajax-Pickering Hospital for their care and support. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway), 416-698-3121, on Sunday, June 12th from 7-9 p.m. and Monday, June 13th from 10-11 a.m. A Chapel Service will follow at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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SHEAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-06 published
CORE, Phyllis (née KELLY)
Peacefully, at Bluewater Health-C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Sunday, June 5, 2005. Phyllis CORE (née KELLY,) 81 years, of R.R.#4 Dresden. Beloved wife of William E. (Bill) CORE. Dear mother of Peter and Eileen CORE of Sarnia and Linda and Wayne BROWN and Colleen and Jim MELTON all of Petrolia. Dear grandmother of Matthew and Cheryl CORE of Red Deer, Alberta, Rebecca and Joel DEVEREAUX of Cambridge, Rachel and Grant PURDY of Petrolia, Tawnya BROWN of Sarnia, Tamara and Jim McCABE of Sarnia, Jayne BROWN of Petrolia, Janice and Len ANNETT of Wanstead, Jacqueline and Steve JACKSON of Petrolia and Sarah and John SHEAN of Sarnia. Loving greatgrandmother of Blake, Shane and Eric CORE, Madeline, Core and Jalyn JACKSON, Haylee and Owen PURDY and Brett and Hannah SHEAN. Dear sister of Norma and Ken TAIT/TAITE/TATE of Sarnia. Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev Linda McFADDEN of Dresden Community Church officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to Samaritan's Purse or the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation (Continuing Care). Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamjay.com

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SHEANE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-11 published
BAKER, Flora May " Chris" (née CHRISTMAN)
Passed away peacefully, at the Credit Valley Hospital, on Friday, December 9, 2005, at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late Earl. Loving mother of Ken and his wife Gloria, and Cliff. Much loved grandmother of Jessie and Steven. Dear sister of Betty MATLOCK and the late Bud WILSON, and sister-in-law of Norma SHEANE. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St. (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Monday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at 11 o'clock. Interment Saint John's Dixie Cemetery. If desired, memorial remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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SHEAR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-09 published
ROTSTEIN, Sadie
On Thursday, September 8, 2005 at her home. Sadie ROTSTEIN, beloved wife of the late Max ROTSTEIN. Loving mother and mother and mother-in-law of Sheldon and Nancy. Dear sister of Sylvia SHEAR and the late Saul and Sam GLASSBERG, Ethel LONDON, Alice BLY, and Laura KRAMER. Devoted grandmother of John, Neal, Robert and Stefani, and Adam. A graveside service will be held at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park on Sunday, September 11 at 10: 00 a.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Baycrest Centre 416-785-2875.

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SHEARD o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-05-11 published
SHEARD, Evelyn Jean (DEFOREST)
At the Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale on Saturday, May 7, 2005 in her 80th year. Evelyn DEFOREST was the wife of the late Alvin SHEARD. Loving mother of Larry (Shelly) of Feversham, Wendylee (Bob) MURRAY of Vancouver, Lynn SHEARD- ROBERTSON (Peter ROBERTSON) of Elmira, Rhonda Graham of Collingwood, Lonnie (Debbie) of Feversham and the late Charlene. She will be loved and remembered by her 12 grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren, 2 step~sisters and 1 step-brother. Predeceased by 2 brothers. The family received Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Monday, May 9. Service was held in the chapel on Tuesday, May 10. Memorial contributions to the Flesherton-Markdale Royal Canadian Legion Memorial Fund would be gratefully appreciated. Members of the Eastern Star Grey Chapter #170 assembled for service Monday evening followed by comrades of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #333 for service Monday.
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SHEARD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-05-10 published
SHEARD, Evelyn Jean (DEFOREST)
At the Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale on Saturday, May 7th, 2005 in her 80th year. Evelyn DEFOREST was the wife of the late Alvin SHEARD. Loving mother of Larry (Shelly) of Feversham, Wendylee (Bob) MURRAY of Vancouver, Lynn SHEARD- ROBERTSON (Peter ROBERTSON) of Elmira, Rhonda GRAHAM of Collingwood, Lonnie (Debbie) of Feversham and the late Charlene. She will be loved and remembered by her twelve grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two step-sisters and one step-brother. Predeceased by two brothers. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Monday, May 9 from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.. Service wil be held in the chapel on Tuesday, May 10 at 11: 00 a.m.. Cremation. Memorial contributions to the Flesherton-Markdale Royal Canadian Legion Memorial Fund would be gratefully appreciated. Members of the Eastern Star Grey Chapter #170 are asked to assemble for service Monday evening at 6: 45 p.m. followed by comrades of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #333 for service Monday at 7: 00 p.m.
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SHEARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-24 published
SHEARD, Helen Margaret (née KELLY)
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Wednesday, February 23, 2005, Helen Margaret SHEARD (née KELLY,) predeceased by her husband John, in her 86th year. Dear daughter of the late William and Florence KELLY. Dear mother of Kelly SHEARD of Toronto. Dear grandmother of April and Melissa SHEARD. Dear sister of Mary HALL of London, Rosalyn CASEY of Michigan and Madeline SANFORD of London. Predeceased by her brothers Bill, John, Joseph and Martin and her sister Frances KELLY. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Friday morning from 9-10 o'clock. Funeral Mass at St. Michael's Church, 515 Cheapside Street, on Friday morning at 10: 30 o'clock. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Milton, Ontario on Saturday morning at 10: 15 o'clock. Donations to Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care or the Victorian Order of Nurses would be appreciated.

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SHEARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-06 published
BAKER, Philip Edwin Derry
Retired Senior Judge of the Ontario Court of Justice (Provincial Division) passed away Saturday, July 30, 2005 at Kingston General Hospital in his 79th year, surrounded by his family. Predeceased by his parents Jessie (ROBINSON) BAKER and Lieut.-Colonel Edwin Albert BAKER, co-founder of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, brothers David and John, and his much-loved childhood caregiver Edith (Edie) ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Mary (FIRTH) BAKER, his sister Judy SHEARD, children Vicki (married to Lee McNAUGHTON,) Matthew (married to Susan CARRINGTON,) and Robbie (married to Leslie GALBRAITH.) Obnoxiously proud grandfather to Peter, Ginny and Heather McNAUGHTON, Jamie BAKER and Boris BAKER.
Phil aspired to wisdom and fairness in his work, treating everybody with dignity and respect. He will long be remembered for his contribution to the administration of justice, but for those who knew him, he will be remembered best for his sense of humour and affable nature.
Our family would like to express our deep appreciation to the doctors, palliative care team and particularly the nurses of Kidd 4 at Kingston General Hospital for both the quality of their care and their assistance during this most difficult time. In accordance with Phil's wishes, in lieu of a funeral or memorial service, we will hold a celebration of his life on his birthday, August 12th, from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at Fort Frontenac Officers' Mess, next to the Wolfe Island Ferry Terminal in Kingston. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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SHEARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-12 published
SPIGIEL, David - Estate of
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Those with claims against the Estate of David SPIGIEL, late of the City of Toronto, Ontario, who died on April 18, 1997 are notified to send full particulars to the undersigned by September 30, 2005 after which date the Estate will be distributed with regard only to claims received.
Dr. Edward ROTSTEIN, Estate Trustee, Estate Of David SPIGIEL
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SPIGIEL, Miriam - Estate of
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Those with claims against the Estate of Miriam SPIGIEL, late of the City of Toronto, Ontano, who died on December 20, 2001, are notified to send full particulars to the undersigned by September 30, 2005 after which date the Estate will be distributed with regard only to claims received.
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SHEARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-19 published
SPIGIEL, David - Estate of
Notice To Creditors And Others
Those with claims against the Estate of David SPIGIEL, late of the City of Toronto, Ontario, who died on April 18, 1997 are notified to send full particulars to the undersigned by September 30, 2005 after which date the Estate will be distributed with regard only to claims received.
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SPIGIEL, Miriam - Estate of
Notice To Creditors And Others
Those with claims against the Estate of Miriam SPIGIEL, late of the City of Toronto, Ontano, who died on December 20, 2001, are notified to send full particulars to the undersigned by September 30, 2005 after which date the Estate will be distributed with regard only to claims received.
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SHEARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-26 published
SPIGIEL, David - Estate of
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Those with claims against the Estate of David SPIGIEL, late of the City of Toronto, Ontario, who died on April 18, 1997 are notified to send full particulars to the undersigned by September 30, 2005 after which date the Estate will be distributed with regard only to claims received.
Dr. Edward ROTSTEIN, Estate Trustee, Estate Of David SPIGIEL
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SPIGIEL, Miriam - Estate of
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Those with claims against the Estate of Miriam SPIGIEL, late of the City of Toronto, Ontano, who died on December 20, 2001, are notified to send full particulars to the undersigned by September 30, 2005 after which date the Estate will be distributed with regard only to claims received.
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SHEARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-24 published
SHEARD, Rowland Leslie " Bill"
(Retired executive Vice President and General Manager of Bank of Montreal, Veteran Royal Canadian Air Force Flight Lieutenant and Knight of Malta.) Passed away peacefully at the Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga on Saturday, October 22, 2005 in his 98th year. Beloved husband of Irene and the late Evelyn. Loving father of Joan AUGUSTINE (her late husband Clifford) of Norval, Ontario and grandfather of Jeffrey AUGUSTINE and the late Jeremy AUGUSTINE (1997.) Step-father of Gail SLATER (Terry) of Mississauga and their family Troy, Todd and Tisha. Great Grandpa Bill of Heidi, Chelsey, Jenna-Gail, Jaida, Courtney, Teri-Lynn and Tanyon. Predeceased by his sister Hazel DEVONSHIRE and his brother Lawrence SHEARD both of England. The family wish to thank Doctors Bruce HICKEY and Michael KING. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter 'Peel' Chapel 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy 10 N of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Prayers 8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at 11 a.m. from St. Patrick's Church 921 Flagship Dr. Mississauga (at Tomken). Interment to follow at Saint Mary's Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Sheard-Augustine Foundation of Ryerson University. He will be sadly missed.

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SHEARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-24 published
SHEARD, Helen Margaret (née KELLY)
At London Health Sciences Centre - University Campus, on Wednesday, February 23, 2005. Helen Margaret SHEARD (née KELLY,) predeceased by her husband John, in her 86th year. Dear daughter of the late William and Florence KELLY. Dear mother of Kelly SHEARD of Toronto. Dear grandmother of April and Melissa SHEARD. Dear sister of Mary HALL of London, Rosalyn CASEY of Michigan, and Madeline SANDFORD of London. Predeceased by her brothers Bill, John, Joseph and Martin, and her sister Frances KELLY. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street, at King Street, London on Friday morning from 9-10 o'clock. Funeral Mass at St. Michael's Church, 515 Cheapside Street, London on Friday morning at 10: 30 o'clock. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Milton, Ontario on Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Donations to Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care or the Victorian Order of Nurses would be appreciated.

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SHEARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-24 published
SHEARD, Rowland Leslie " Bill"
(Retired executive Vice President and General Manager of Bank of Montreal, Veteran Royal Canadian Air Force Flight Lieutenant and Knight of Malta) Passed away peacefully at the Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga on Saturday, October 22, 2005 in his 98th year. Beloved husband of Irene and the late Evelyn. Loving father of Joan AUGUSTINE (her late husband Clifford) of Norval, Ontario and grandfather of Jeffrey AUGUSTINE and the late Jeremy AUGUSTINE (1997.) Step-father of Gail SLATER (Terry) of Mississauga and their family Troy, Todd and Tisha. Great Grandpa Bill of Heidi, Chelsey, Jenna-Gail, Jaida, Courtney, Teri-Lynn and Tanyon. Predeceased by his sister Hazel DEVONSHIRE and his brother Lawrence SHEARD, both of England. The family wish to thank Doctors Bruce HICKEY and Michael KING. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, N of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Prayers 8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at 11 a.m. from St. Patrick's Church, 921 Flagship Dr., Mississauga (at Tomken). Interment to follow at Saint Mary's Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Sheard-Augustine Foundation of Ryerson University. He will be sadly missed.

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SHEARDOWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-14 published
SHERRATT, James Peter
At Alexandra Marine and General Hospital on Saturday, February 12, 2005 James Peter SHERRATT of Goderich in his 90th year. Beloved husband of the late Mary Leona (HURLEY) SHERRATT. Dear father of Geraldine (Ken) MILLION of Elmwood, James (Janet) SHERRATT of Goderich, Maureen (Dan) SHEARDOWN of Goderich, Gerrard SHERRATT, of Goderich, Mary Frances (Ray) ZOETHOUT of Guelph, Patrick (Faye) SHERRATT of R.R.#6 Goderich, Rita (John) BURROUGHS of Goderich and Margaret (Gary) NEUDERT of Brantford. Loving grandfather of 23 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Also survived by brothers Jack SHERRATT and Reverend Phillip SHERRATT both of Brantford and brother-in-law Jack (Irene) TAILOR/TAYLOR of Brantford. Also predeceased by 2 children in infancy, 3 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, sisters Mary and Margaret and brothers Anthony, Frank and Joseph. Friends may call at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd at East Street, Goderich on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter's Church, Goderich on Wednesday morning at 10: 30 a.m. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Community Living gratefully acknowledged. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 109, Goderich Service Tuesday 6: 45 p.m. Parish Prayers Tuesday 8:30 p.m.

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SHEARDOWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-23 published
SHEARDOWN, Faye (GOWER)
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, London, on Wednesday, April 20, 2005. Faye (GOWER) SHEARDOWN of Goderich in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Murray SHEARDOWN (1992.) Loving proud and supportive mother and mother-in-law of Betty and Ernie PARKER of Kitchener, Linda and Steve HARRIS of Sombra, Sam and Barbara SHEARDOWN of St. George. Dear grandmother of Kelly, Shawn and Vicki, Chad and Amy, Kirsten, Alison and Jon, Lisa and Robin. Great-grandmother of Steele and Brekell. Cremation. The family will receive Friends at the McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd. at East Street, Goderich on Monday 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday morning at 11: 00. Interment of ashes, Maitland Cemetery. Donations to the Parkwood Hospital Foundation or Charity of your Choice gratefully acknowledged. Royal Canadian Legion Br. #109 will hold a Service at the Funeral Home on Monday evening at 6: 45.

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SHEARDOWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-02 published
SWAN, Edith Louvain (formerly MITCHELL, née BLOOMFIELD)
At Alexandra Marine and General Hospital on Sunday, July 31, 2005, Edith Louvain (BLOOMFIELD) SWAN of Goderich in her 90th year. Wife of the late William SWAN (1975) and also of the late William MITCHELL (1958.) Dear mother of Ray (Anne) MITCHELL, Colborne Twp., Elaine (Norman) CULBERT, Goderich, Beverly (Martin) VAN NINHUYS, Goderich Twp., Sherry (Richard) LITTLECHILD, Goderich, Terry (Joe) CLIFTON, R.R.#1, Brucefield and the late Alfred and Bobby MITCHELL. Lovingly remembered by many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Sister of Russell BLOOMFIELD, Mabel PRICE, June CLARKE and Gloria BEDOUR. Also predeceased by sisters Viola SHEARDOWN, Jean BLOOMFIELD, Irene KERR and brothers Alfred, Carl, Bruce Morley, Leonard and Harry BLOOMFIELD. A Funeral Service will be held at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Road at East Street, Goderich on Wednesday, August 3, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Colborne Cemetery. Visitation one hour prior to service.

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SHEARDOWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-27 published
SHEARDOWN, Watson Elmer
At Alexandra Marine and General Hospital on Wednesday, October 26, 2005. Watson Elmer SHEARDOWN of Goderich in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Charlotte (CRAWFORD) SHEARDOWN. Dear father of Brian (Janet) SHEARDOWN of London, Maura (Steve) CLARKE of Goderich, Sandra (Michael) JONES of London and Sharlene (Sam BERRY) BEAN of Goderich. Loving grandfather of 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Brother of Helen RILEY of Goderich and Yvonne (John) CAMPBELL of Bayfield. Predeceased by sisters Olive COOK, Meta MATHESON and son-in-law Burton BEAN. Cremation. By Watson's written request there will be no funeral home visitation or service. A private family interment will be held at Maitland Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged and may be made through McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Goderich (519) 524-7345.

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SHEARDOWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-28 published
MILLS, Robert " Bob"
At Alexandra Marine and General Hospital on Sunday, December 25, 2005, Robert "Bob" MILLS of Goderich in his 73rd year. son of the late William Charles and Violet Irene (MOSS) MILLS. Survived by nieces Nancy WILSON of Goderich, Jill ZURBRIGG of Saint Marys, Bonnie McMICHAEL of London and nephew Bruce SHEARDOWN of Goderich. Also predeceased by sisters Helen GREENWOOD and Georgina SHEARDOWN. By Bob's request there will be no funeral home visitation or service. Cremation. Donations to the charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged. McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, 519-524-7345.

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SHEARDOWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-09 published
LONG, William Mervyn
Peacefully in the early hours of Thursday, April 7th, 2005 at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, Ontario. William LONG, in his 74th year, beloved husband of Mary Elizabeth (BLACKSTONE) LONG of Shanty Bay. Beloved father of Catherine LONG and her companion Martin GERKES of Toronto, Susan and her husband Michael JOHNSON of Melbourne, Australia, Martha and her husband Carl SHEARDOWN of Shanty Bay. Loving grandfather of William, and Emma, Thomas and Michael. A private family service will be held at Saint John's Anglican Church, Craighurst, on Monday, April 11. A public service will be held at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, Clapperton and Worsley Street, Barrie, on Monday, May 2nd at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Saint John's Anglican Church, Craighurst, would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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SHEARDOWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-01 published
ATKINSON, Shirley (SHANDRAW)
Passed away peacefully at her residence, Bramalea, on Sunday, January 30, 2005. Shirley SHANDRAW, age 71 years. Dear mother of Deborah (Mrs. Ralph GEROW), Penticton, British Columbia; Brenda (Mrs. Ron BEAUVAIS,) Innisfil; Vanda CARSON, Listowel; Donna ATKINSON, Toronto and Darin SHEARDOWN, Toronto. Lovingly remembered by 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Audrey McCABE, Bolton; Marilyn (Mrs. George CLAIRDA), Arthur June (Mrs. Ed STEFFLER), Arthur; Barbara (Mrs. Paul WITIUK), Brampton; Nancy (Mrs. Arthur TREMPE), Brampton and predeceased by Marion McCUIGAN, Jane Ann TOWNSEND and Ralph SHANDRAW. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street South (Hwy. 50), Bolton, (905-857-2213), Wednesday evening 7-9 o'clock. There will be no funeral service. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Children's Wish Foundation of Ontario, 1730 McPherson Court, Suite 30, Pickering, L1W 3E6. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com.

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SHEARDOWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-09 published
LONG, William Mervyn
Peacefully in the early hours of Thursday, April 7th, 2005 at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, Ontario. William LONG, in his 74th year, beloved husband of Mary Elizabeth (BLACKSTONE) LONG of Shanty Bay. Beloved father of Catherine LONG and her companion Martin GERKES of Toronto, Susan and her husband Michael JOHNSON of Melbourne, Australia, Martha and her husband Carl SHEARDOWN of Shanty Bay. Loving grandfather of William, and Emma, Thomas and Michael. A private family service will be held at Saint John's Anglican Church, Craighurst on Monday, April 11. A public service will be held at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, Clapperton and Worsley Sts., Barrie on Monday, May 2nd at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Saint John's Anglican Church, Craighurst, would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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SHEARER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-10-11 published
SHEARER, John Clinton " Clint"
Peacefully at the Lion's head Hospital on Sunday October 9th, 2005, one day after his 74th birthday. Clint SHEARER of Lion's Head. Beloved husband of Verna (HARDMAN) SHEARER. Dear father of Scott and his wife Laura of Clavering; Brian and his wife Lori-Ann; Owen and his wife Pattie; Darren and his wife Terri all of Lion's Head; and Gaylene and her husband Andrew WHITTINGTON of Anten Mills. Special grandfather of Pauline, Ryan, Derek, Tiffany, Penny, Mark, Melissa, Bryce, Miranda, Brandon, Alesia, Mackenzie, Clinton, Olivia and two great grandchildren Kristopher and Kurtis. Brother of Donelda (Nupsy) BUCHANAN of Sarnia, Garnet of Waynesfleet, Keith of Welland, and Carl of Lion's Head. Predeceased by one sister Marion (Tiny) MALLOY and two brothers Archie and Kenneth. The family will receive Friends at the Davidson Chapel 71 Main Street, Lion's head on Tuesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the Bethel Missionary Church 18 Ferndale Road, Lion's head on Wednesday October 12th at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Billy STRACHAN officiating. Interment, Eastnor Cemetery, Lion's Head. Donations to the Lion's head Hospital, Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetic Association would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com
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SHEARER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-21 published
CROFT, Joyce Margaret (HOLLAND)
Joyce Margaret (HOLLAND) CROFT of London in her 78th year. This loving compassionate, gentle woman took her final journey on Tuesday, January 18, 2005. Beloved wife of the late George D. CROFT. Dear mother of David CROFT of Victoria, British Columbia, and Gail SHEARER and her husband Keith of London. Loving grandmother of Tyler and Heather CROFT, Renee SHEARER and her boyfriend Tony, Rob SHEARER and his wife Stacey. Cherished great-grandmother of Nicholas SHEARER. Dear sister of Dennis HOLLAND and wife Marianne, Brenda HOLLAND, Beryl SILVERMAN and husband Dennis, Lilian GILBERT, and Nancy CARTER and companion Danny. Predeceased by her dear brother Roger HOLLAND. Sister-in-law to Carole HOLLAND. Visitation to be held Friday, January 21 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout St. S. London. Funeral service also to be held here at the Chapel on Saturday, January 22 at 1: 30 pm. She loved flowers and had great compassion for the homeless. In her memory, flowers are welcome, as are non-perishable food items for the Food Bank. She was our hero and the wind beneath our wings.

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SHEARER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-30 published
CALDWELL, Helen Bonar (née SHEARER)
Helen Bonar CALDWELL, at London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, on Friday, January 28, 2005, age 91. Loving mother of Lynn FISCHER (Tom,) wonderful grandmother of Erin METH (Robert,) of London, Alyson FISCHER of Toronto and Anne-Marie FISCHER of Waterloo. Proud and devoted great-grandmother of Ryan and Zoe METH, to whom she was and will always be “Geeky Grandma”. Helen's weekly outings with her granddaughter Erin and the two little ones were a source of great joy to her. Fondly remembered by her niece, Heather NOGRADY and her husband Tom of Kingston, and nephews Bruce, Blair and Ross SHEARER and their families. Sister-in-law of Ann CALDWELL of Nepean. Predeceased by her husband, John C. CALDWELL, (1991,) parents, Peter (1966) and Mary SHEARER (1975,) and brother John B. SHEARER (1988.)
Helen CALDWELL was a lady of tremendous grace and love, who lived her years on this earth well. She was, until just recently, an active member of New St. James Presbyterian Church in London, and was a Life Member of the Women's Missionary Society. She was generous with her time, talents and treasure during her long and fulfilling life. She confronted her own mortality with courage, strength and deep peace. She enjoyed wonderful memories of 35 summers spend at the cottage in Vermont, and for the past three years, loved her one-week vacations with Lynn and Tom in the area, absorbing the Vermont sunshine on the shores of Lake Champlain. She will be greatly missed, and remembered with the deepest affection and love by all who knew her. Friends may call on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street, at Richmond, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, February 1 at 11: 00 a.m. by Rev. Donald G. MCINNES/MCINNIS. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged.

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SHEARER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-08 published
CHILDS, Margaret Faye (BARR)
Peacefully at Maple Manor Nursing Home, Tillsonburg on Sunday, February 6, 2005, Margaret Faye (BARR) CHILDS, in her 70th year. Beloved mother of Debbie SHEARER and her husband Rick of Tillsonburg, Dawn MacDONALD and her husband Carl of Ingersoll and Mark CHILDS and his wife Trish of London. Loving daughter of Helen MacFARLANE of Fredericton, New Brunswick. Cherished grandmother of Nichole SHEARER, April SHEARER, Erin MacDONALD, Liam MacDONALD, Connor CHILDS, Christopher CHILDS and great-granddaughter Callie. Also survived by Del CHILDS of London. Predeceased by her granddaughter Rachael SHEARER and her father Ralph BARR. Cremation has taken place. A private Memorial Service will be held at the Ostrander's Funeral Home, Tillsonburg. Interment in the Tillsonburg Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Diabetes Association or the Children's Wish Foundation may be arranged by contacting Ostrander's Funeral Home (842-5221). Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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SHEARER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-24 published
MAGUIRE, Burrell
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving father, Burrell, at his home in London on March 20, 2005. He will be forever missed by his five children Patricia SHEARER of Orillia, Brian and wife Linda of Burlington, Allan and wife Janine of California, Kelvin and wife Glynis of Calgary, and Ian and fiancee Mary Jane of Aylmer; and by 8 grandchildren. He will also be missed by dear friend Alma KUNDER, her son Brian KUNDER and his wife Lisa. Burrell was a strong supporter of the London Branch of the Diabetes Association and a life long member of the Masonic Lodge, Sudbury Ontario. At his request his remains went to University of Western Ontario Anatomy Department for medical study. Cremation and family memorial service will take place at a later date. Donations in Burrell's memory to the London Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated. Dad was a man who fit into your life, without asking you to fit into his.

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SHEARER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-27 published
SHEARER, " Toni" Marie Antoinette (née BERRY)
At her residence on Friday, March 25, 2005. "Toni" Marie Antoinette SHEARER of Terrace Lodge, Aylmer, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Ralph SHEARER (1992.) Dear mother to Ross SHEARER and wife Ruth and loving grandmother to Vicki BANNON (Joe) and Kelly CAMPBELL (George) all of Ingersoll. Great grandmother to Erin, Jessica, Jennifer, Jared and Justin. Predeceased by a son Arthur (1954). Born in London on July 14, 1915 daughter of the late Arthur and Ann (CHILDS) BERRY. Toni worked at the Royal Bank in Aylmer and was a former member of the Avalon Rebekah Lodge. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at the Aylmer Cemetery on Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 11: 00 am. Donations to the Terrace Lodge Aux. would be appreciated. H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer in charge of arrangements.

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SHEARER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-07 published
BURRILL, Jean Elizabeth (née SHEARER)
Formerly of Bright, passed away peacefully on Saturday June 4, 2005 at her residence in Woodstock, in her 80th year. She was a graduate of the Brantford General Hospital School of Nursing (1946) and the beloved wife of Earl BURRILL whom she married in 1947. He predeceased her October 16, 2000. Dear mother of Eunice BURRILL and Robert JEPPESEN and Mary and Edward FRANCIS all of Stratford and Thomas of Bright. Dear mother-in-law of Deborah BURRILL of Woodstock. Loving grandmother of Mark and Jennifer, Ana, Sherry and James, Jacqueline and Jeremy, John and Lindsay, Abby. Great grandmother of Sam, Max, Connor and Julia. Sadly missed by her brother James and Audrey SHEARER of R.R.#1 New Hamburg. Relatives and Friends may call at the Glendinning Funeral Home 40 William Street, Plattsville on Tuesday from 2-4 and 8-10 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from the Bright United Church on Wednesday June 8, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Joan BERGE officiating. Interment in Chesterfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Bright United Church Memorial Fund (cheques accepted) would be appreciated by the family.

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SHEARER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-26 published
AGAR, Judy W. (née MORRIS)
Of Iona Station, on Thursday, November 24, 2005 at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in her 59th year. Dearly loved mother of Catherine AGAR and her husband Arjan KOUWENBERG of Salford and David AGAR and his wife Maria SHEARER of Dutton. Cherished grandmother of Aadyn and Isaac AGAR. Wife of Peter AGAR of Iona Station and dear sister of David and his wife Pat MORRIS of Oakville. Lovingly remembered by the AGAR and Morris families and by a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Judy was born June 22, 1947, the daughter of the late Ruth and Vernon MORRIS, she was a Registered Nurse and was a Case Manager with the Elgin Community Care Access Centre in Saint Thomas and had graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Donations may be made to the Parkinson Foundation, Bobier Nursing Home in Dutton or the charity of choice.

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SHEARER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-11 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Dr. The Reverend John Frederick Hudson
On Thursday, March 10, 2005 in Brockville, John Frederick Hudson STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, "priest," "surgeon," "missionary" and "teacher," beloved husband of Leona (SHEARER,) dear father of Judy Stewart MacNEIL (Jim) of Brockville and John Hudson STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (Mary Ann) of Avon Connecticut, loving grandfather of Iain, Alexander and Jocelyn MacNEIL of Brockville, and Caroline and Erica STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Avon, Connecticut. Dearly loved son of the late Lieut. Colonel T. Hudson STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and Mrs. STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Toronto. John was the elder brother of Barbara (Mrs. D.Y. FERGUSON) of Toronto, the late Margaret (Mrs. Frank Haverlack WOOD) of Seal Beach, California, and Jane (Mrs. Gordon J. WETMORE) of Toronto. A service of celebration for John's life will be held at the Grenville Christian College in Brockville in May.

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SHEARER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-19 published
ROBERTSON- MORRIS, Bessie -- Dispatch:
By Jordan PRESS, Saturday, March 19, 2005 Page M6
Bessie ROBERTSON- MORRIS had high standards, even after she retired from teaching dance.
Former student Marie-Anne LONGLADE- LINK, who now runs her own dance school, sent her old teacher videos from competitions and shows for input.
"There's too much black," Mrs. ROBERTSON- MORRIS told her over the phone days before she died. "You haven't got rid of all the black."
That was on a Sunday. On the following Thursday, February 10, Mrs. ROBERTSON- MORRIS died of a heart attack. She was 87.
Mrs. ROBERTSON- MORRIS was an only child born in Montreal on April 23, 1917. In 1943 she married Dan SHEARER, killed in 1944 in the Second World War. She then married James MORRIS in 1950 and had two boys. Her second husband died in 2001.
At the age of 16, Mrs. ROBERTSON- MORRIS founded an eponymous dance school in Toronto. In 1962, Mrs. ROBERTSON- MORRIS left the school, which still has two studios today.
But she attended as many recitals as she could, even after moving to Calgary in 1993. "It was her life until she sold the school," her son Peter MORRIS says. "It was all she did."
Mrs. ROBERTSON- MORRIS was an expert at tap and ballet and expected the same of her students, says Margaret CAULFIELD, a former pupil who now runs the school. "You had to do things exactly right."
And Mrs. ROBERTSON- MORRIS is still giving directions through her onetime apprentices. Ms. LONGLAIDE- LINK says she tells her classes one of Mrs. ROBERTSON- MORRIS's favourite lines when they forget what they've learned: "I gave you that step...and now it's gone."

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SHEARER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-12 published
HISLOP, George
Canada's leading gay rights activist. George HISLOP died peacefully on Saturday, October 8, 2005 at Toronto Grace Hospital, on Church Street. George was born in Swansea (now Toronto) on June 3, 1927, the youngest son of John HISLOP and Ada (MOFFITT) HISLOP. George said that he never came out of the closet because he was never in it. He always knew he was gay, and his family always loved him unconditionally. George studied theater at the University of Toronto, and spent his early years in the 1950's working on stage and in television in London and Toronto. He met his great love, Ronald SHEARER, at Hanlan's Point in 1958. They were inseparable until Ronald's untimely death in 1986 from complications following cardiac surgery. George worked at a variety of jobs over the years. For a time, George and Ronnie operated a design business together. George also operated a number of other businesses over the years, including Crispin's Restaurant, Buddy's Bar, the Selby Hotel and Boots Bar, Bar racks Baths, Robert's Restaurant, Rogues bar, Rawhide and George's Townhouse. He was editor of Sightlines and Esprit magazines. George took an early interest in gay rights activism, in which he played a leadership role all his life. He was cofounder of the University of Toronto Homophile Association in 1969, and the Community Homophile Association of Toronto in 1971. He helped organize the first gay rights demonstration on Parliament Hill in 1971. He and Ronnie were the first openly gay couple in Canada, and were featured on national television and in Maclean's magazine. George was the first openly gay candidate for public office in Canada, residence unning for alderman in 1980 and for the provincial legislature in 1981. George was charged as a 'keeper' during the notorious bath house raids of 1981, and he was a leader in the successful resistance to that persecution. He also lobbied Parliament for inclusion of gays and lesbians in the Charter of Rights, and fought for the inclusion of sexual orientation in Ontario's Human Rights Code. George was also concerned with health issues affecting the L.G.B.T. community. He was on the Board of the A.I.D.S. Committee of Toronto in the 1980's. George was the first President of the Hassle Free Clinic, a post he continued to hold at his death. In 2003, at the age of 76, he spearheaded a national class action for Canada Pension Plan same sex survivor's pensions which resulted in the largest class action trial judgment in Canadian legal history, and the first such award in the world for gays and lesbians. The trial judge rightly described George as a 'legend'. He pursued all of his causes with courageous persistence, with tremendous charm and great humour. George also ser ved the City of Toronto as a member of the Planning Advisory Board and later the Committee of Adjustments for many years, the first openly gay person to be appointed to civic office in Canada. George was proud to serve the city he loved so much. He was a well-known amateur historian. The City acknowledged his lifelong contribution by the creation of the George Hislop Park in the heart of Toronto's lesbian and gay community. George was honoured with many awards from his city and his community. He was recognized as a community hero by the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto, and was Grand Marshall of the Pride Parade in 2004. In 2005, he became the first recipient of the Karl Heinrich Ulrichs Award from the International Lesbian and Gay Law Association in recognition of his lifetime contribution to the worldwide movement for lesbian and gay equality. George was predeceased by Ronnie, by his parents and his two older brothers, John and William. George's death is a great loss to his many Friends in the L.G.B.T. community and beyond, around the world. He is lovingly missed by his dear friend and volunteer caregiver, Christopher HUDSPETH, and by his nephews and nieces, Jim HISLOP and his wife Wendy of Mississauga, John and his wife Gail HISLOP, Bruce HISLOP, Ann NORQUAY and husband John, Jo Ann HISLOP, and Susan HOLMSTOROM and husband Jim and by many grand nephews and grand nieces. They were always proud of Uncle George. Friends may call at the Rosar Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (South of Wellesley) on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 and on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 from 6 until 9 p.m. A Party and Tribute to George's life will be held on November 6, 2005 at a location to be announced. There will be no Funeral Service at George's request. In memory of George, donations to the Hassle Free Clinic, Lesbian/Gay Community Appeal of Toronto, Egale or to the Toronto Grace Hospital would be welcomed.

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SHEARER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-14 published
George HISLOP, Gay Activist: (1927-2005)
He battled the government over pension benefits and became a role model for generations of young men, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Friday, October 14, 2005, Page S9
As a symbol, George HISLOP will go down in the statutes as the person who won survivor pension benefits for gays and lesbians. But, as a man, he will be remembered as a role model who showed generations of young men how to live openly and without shame.
"Before George was my client, he was my friend and, before he was my friend, he was my hero," lawyer George ELLIOT/ELLIOTT said yesterday. "He was the most famous gay activist in the country when I met him at Buddy's Bar in the late 1970s. To me it was like meeting Martin Luther King Jr."
As an activist, Mr. HISLOP was expert at the charm offensive. "He was very funny and a great raconteur," says Toronto city councillor Kyle RAE. "He was able to disarm those who were not prepared to listen, not prepared to understand, not prepared to be compassionate. He disarmed them with his humour."
George Robert HISLOP was born in Swansea (now in the western part of Toronto) on June 3, 1927, the youngest of three sons of John HISLOP and his wife Ada. He knew he was gay early on and his family always accepted him. "He always said, 'I never came out of the closet because I was never in it,'" said Mr. Elliott.
He studied theatre at the University of Toronto in the 1940s and then worked as an actor on stage in Toronto and in London, England, often working in bars to pay the rent. Back in Toronto, he acted in live television on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Among other bit parts, he performed as singer Robert Goulet's hands in a du Maurier cigarette commercial.
Riding the ferry from the city to the gay beach at Hanlon's Point on the Toronto Islands in 1958, he met Ronald (Ronnie) SHEARER. They became lovers, business partners and life companions. They were almost certainly the first openly gay couple in Canada.
Mr. SHEARER had a well-paying job as a partner in a company that did industrial design and displays for large trade shows. He earned enough money to support Mr. HISLOP's political activism and was the silent backer in many of the bars and restaurants that Mr. HISLOP operated over the decades.
Growing up without shame or stigma, combined with the outgoing nature of his personality and his love of performing, were key traits that made Mr. HISLOP a natural spokesperson for gays and lesbians. Nevertheless, he didn't become a public activist until after 1969, when amendments to the Criminal Code made sodomy legal between consenting adults (over the age of 21).
He supported the founding of the University of Toronto Homophile Association and took the cause from gown to town two years later by forming the Community Homophile Association in 1971. He then helped to organize the first gay rights demonstration on Parliament Hill.
The first openly gay candidate for public office in Canada, he beat out Jack LAYTON for a nomination for city councillor in the 1980 municipal elections. He was defeated, as was then-mayor John SEWELL, one of the first politicians to support gay rights. Although never elected, Mr. HISLOP played an active role in civic politics for the next 25 years as a member of various planning committees.
In 1981, he was charged as a "keeper" in a famous police raid on bath houses because he was part owner of one of the raided establishments. He led the protests against the ensuing prosecution and was active in the lobbying movements to include gays and lesbians in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and protection for sexual orientation in the Ontario Human Rights Code.
After Mr. SHEARER died in 1986, Mr. HISLOP enquired about receiving pension benefits as Mr. SHEARER's survivor. They had been together for 28 years. "You are the wrong sex," he was told. And there the matter rested until lawyer Douglas ELLIOT/ELLIOTT asked Mr. HISLOP to be lead plaintiff in a class-action suit against the federal government for not giving Canada Pension Plan survivors' benefits to gay and lesbian couples.
In the landmark M v. H case in 1999, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the word "spouse" applied to gays and lesbians and that they were entitled to apply for support after the breakdown of a conjugal relationship. Mr. ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and many others, including the Canadian A.I.D.S. Society, believed these rights should include pension benefits. (The government agreed in 2000 and started paying Canada Pension Plan survivor benefits, but only from January Mr. HISLOP, with Mr. ELLIOT/ELLIOTT's help, officially applied for survivor's benefits and was rejected. Many trials and appeals later, Mr. ELLIOT/ELLIOTT persuaded the federal government to give litigants a partial payment for arrears and to start paying a monthly Canada Pension Plan pension cheque, even though the Crown is still appealing the cutoff date to the Supreme Court.
Mr. HISLOP finally got a cheque for $14,000, in recognition of partial arrears, in August. "He was thrilled to bits and I was greatly relieved because I was concerned he wasn't going to live to see it," said Mr. ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. "He felt it was a tacit admission by the government that he was going to prevail in the Supreme Court."
Many of his Friends feel that fighting for pension rights was Mr. HISLOP's reason for living in the last couple of years as his health failed from the combined effects of Parkinson's, diabetes and esophageal cancer.
"Pension plans across the country have been riding on our backs," complained Councillor RAE. "We and our spouses have been paying money into pension plans and not able to benefit [from them] while the straight world is having a surplus riding on our backs. By the time George got the cheque he was bedridden."
A few weeks ago, Peter BOCHOVE, co-owner of the Spa Excess bathhouse in Toronto, asked Walter LEE, one of his employees, to clean Mr. HISLOP's home for him. "When he saw whose apartment he was cleaning, he was blown away. Walter did a wonderful job and when George tried to pay him, he waved the money away and produced the stub of his pension cheque," said Mr. BOCHOVE, explaining that Mr. LEE, 50, was one of the litigants in the class-action suit for survivor benefits.
George HISLOP was born in Toronto on June 3, 1927. He died of esophageal cancer in hospital in Toronto on October 8. He was 78. He is survived by several nieces and nephews and many Friends.

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SHEARER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-19 published
MORRIS, Bessie Robertson (formerly SHEARER, née ROBERTSON)
Died peacefully February 10, 2005, in Calgary. Predeceased by her parents, Alfred (Robbie) ROBERTSON and Magdalena WASZKIEWICZ her first husband, Dan SHEARER (killed in action in World War 2;) and her loving husband of 51 years, James MORRIS. Lovingly remembered by her sons, Peter and Steven and daughters-in-law, Martha and Helen. Proud and devoted grandmother to Joanne and Kadyn. Born April 23, 1917, in Montreal, Bessie grew up in Toronto. At age 16, she founded Robertson's School of Dancing, a ballet school for young girls. Over time, this enterprise included other modes of dance at several studios. There were many memorable recitals at Eaton Auditorium. Robertson's School of Dancing still operates to this day, training young people in the art of dance. As a founder and charter member of the Canadian Dance Teacher's Association, Bessie influenced generations of dance teachers. Bessie's creativity was not limited to dance. In the 1960's, she wrote a radio play for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio as well as a script for "The Juliette Show". She published several poems. At age 87, she proudly published a children's book: "Michael and the Magical Indian". Bessie's sharp intellect and wit attracted people and she was a mentor to many. Sadly missed, but never to be forgotten. Memorial service to be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Bessie can be made to a charity of your choice.

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SHEARER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-18 published
NICHOLSON, Dorothy (née BROOME)
It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Dorothy in her 81st year, on Wednesday, March 16, 2005. Loving wife of the late John William NICHOLSON, dear mother of Doreen (Ken CABLE,) Pat (Fred OWEN), Joanne (Brian MacLEAN) and Jackie (Danny SHEARER). Special grandmother to David (Rozana), Karen (Mike), Stephanie (Kevin), Brett, Michael, Lucas, Brianne and Natalie. Proud "G.G." to Jacob and Tyson. Her strength and courage these past weeks have shown us what a truly strong woman she was...rest in peace Mum, we love you. Visitation at McDougall and Brown Funeral Home "Scarborough Chapel" (2900 Kingston Road 416-267-4656) on Saturday, March 19, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m., followed by Funeral Service at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery (625 Birchmount Road). If desired, floral tributes or donations to the Salvation Army in her memory would be appreciated by the family.

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SHEARER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-13 published
COOK, William " Bud"
(World War 2 Veteran) Passed away at West Parry Sound Health Centre, on Monday, September 12th, 2005. Age 80 years. Predeceased by his loving wife Dorothy. Lovingly remembered by his children Pat and her husband Gord McMEEKIN, Gail and her husband George SHERIDAN, and Lynette GILMORE and her husband James RICKERBY. Dear grandfather to Erin and Alex McMEEKIN, Kelly MILROY, Stephanie MILROY- VANHEESWYK and Jenna SHERIDAN. Cherished great-grandfather to Kyle and Marissa SHEARER, and Dylan and Mikaela VANHEESWYK. Dear brother of Bob and the late Grace, Jack, Alfred, and Victor. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, other relatives and Friends. Resting at the Logan Funeral Home, 81 James Street, Parry Sound (1-800-265-2218) where family will receive visitors on Tuesday, September 13th from 7-9 p.m., and Wednesday from 12 noon-1 p.m. Funeral Service will take place in the Logan Memorial Chapel Wednesday, September 14th at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre, Dialysis Unit, would be appreciated by the family.

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SHEARER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-10 published
'Canada's official homosexual' George HISLOP dies at age 78
Always available to gay people in trouble
Founded country's first gay rights organization
By Christian COTRONEO, Staff Reporter
George HISLOP's phone number was always in the book.
And he paid a steep price for it.
There were the 3 a.m. phone calls, death threats, even a call from a man who had just murdered a 12-year-old boy.
But even at a time when being gay was illegal, HISLOP wanted his name in the phone book.
"I said to George, 'Why don't you get your number unlisted?'" recalled longtime friend Peter BOCHOVE. "He said, 'Well, what if someone needs to reach me?'"
And I said, 'Who?'"
"He said, 'I never met him yet. It might be somebody who needs to talk.'"
That lifeline ended yesterday at Toronto Grace Hospital, where Hislop succumbed to a long illness at age 78.
A 35-year activist for gay rights, Friends say he never came out of the closet -- because he had never spent any time there.
"George had a wonderful advantage over a lot of gay men," BOCHOVE said. "He grew up in a family environment where he was treated like the person he was. His sexuality was never an issue."
And HISLOP knew what to do with his advantage.
"He had a finely honed sense of injustice and when that was offended in any way shape or form, he had to do something about it."
That quality, however, could also be a trial in a world where homosexuality was illegal. And the threat of a beating loomed ever large.
"He was Canada's official homosexual for many years," recalled friend and lawyer Doug ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. "He really felt that, despite all the hate calls and things like that, he always felt that it was important that he be available to gay people in trouble."
After homosexual acts between consenting adults were finally removed from the Criminal Code in 1969, HISLOP wasted little time in founding the city's first gay rights group -- "which was really the first gay rights organization in the country," ELLIOT/ELLIOTT said.
He founded Gay Day in 1970, which would eventually evolve into the massive celebration known as Pride Week. He helped rally thousands to protest police raids on bathhouses in 1981. HISLOP also helped organize legal help for those convicted.
One night in 1977, Saul BETESH, one of three men convicted of murdering 12-year-old Emmanuel JACQUES, took advantage of HISLOP's open-telephone policy.
"He called George and told George he had killed this boy, and where the body was hidden," BOCHOVE recalled. "So George had to deal with all of that -- and did so. He arranged for him to get a lawyer, he called the police, got him to turn himself in."
The discovery that HISLOP had esophageal cancer came after he learned he had Parkinson's disease, diabetes and an extremely weak heart.
But even during his long illness, HISLOP led a campaign against the federal government for survivor benefits for widowed same-sex partners. His own partner of 28 years, art director Ron SHEARER, died in 1986.
True to character, HISLOP emerged victorious, receiving a cheque in the mail just six weeks ago. But he never managed to take the cruise he had planned.
Indeed, HISLOP's final days were spent in hospital surrounded by a steady stream of Friends and supporters, including one-time political rival and longtime friend New Democratic Party Leader Jack LAYTON.
HISLOP often held court in a bathhouse on Maitland Ave., regaling listeners with tales about the gay community.
But even his legendary fondness for bathhouses came in handy.
In 1988, when BOCHOVE learned the city wasn't renewing leases for bathhouses, he sued the City of Toronto.
"George HISLOP was accepted by the court as an expert witness," BOCHOVE recalled, with a chuckle. "In fact, Judge Harold referred to him in his decision as a habitué of gay bathhouses for the past four and a half decades -- which tickled George. But his very expert testimony won us the case. There's no doubt in my mind. When George sat down to talk, people would listen."
Visitation hours at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home (467 Sherbourne St.) are from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. tomorrow and Wednesday. There will be no funeral at HISLOP's request.

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SHEARER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-11 published
HISLOP, George
Canada's leading gay rights activist George HISLOP died peacefully on Saturday, October 8, 2005 at Toronto Grace Hospital, on Church Street. George was born in Swansea (now Toronto) on June 3, 1927, the youngest son of John HISLOP and Ada (MOFFITT) HISLOP. George said that he never came out of the closet because he was never in it. He always knew he was gay, and his family always loved him unconditionally. George studied theatre at the University of Toronto, and spent his early years in the 1950's working on stage and in television in London and Toronto. He met his great love, Ronald SHEARER, at Hanlan's Point in 1958. They were inseparable until Ronald's untimely death in 1986 from complications following cardiac surgery. George worked at a variety of jobs over the years. For a time, George and Ronnie operated a design business together. George also operated a number of other businesses over the years, including Crispin's Restaurant, Buddy's Bar, the Selby Hotel and Boots Bar, Barracks Baths, Robert's Restaurant, Rogues Bar, Rawhide and George's Townhouse. He was editor of Sightlines and Esprit magazines. George took an early interest in gay rights activism, in which he played a leadership role all his life. He was a co-founder of the University of Toronto Homophile Association in 1969, and the Community Homophile Association of Toronto in 1971. He helped organize the first gay rights demonstration on Parliament Hill in 1971. He and Ronnie were the first openly gay couple in Canada, and were featured on national television and in Maclean's magazine. George was the first openly gay candidate for public office in Canada, running for alderman in 1980 and for the provincial legislature in 1981. George was charged as a "keeper" during the notorious bath house raids of 1981, and he was a leader in the successful resistance to that persecution. He also lobbied Parliament for inclusion of gays and lesbians in the Charter of Rights, and fought for the inclusion of sexual orientation in Ontario's Human Rights Code. George was also concerned with health issues affecting the L.G.B.T. community. He was on the Board of the A.I.D.S. Committee of Toronto in the 1980's. George was the first President of the Hassle Free Clinic, a post he continued to hold at his death. In 2003, at the age of 76, he spearheaded a national class action for Canada Pension Plan same sex survivor's pensions which resulted in the largest class action trial judgment in Canadian legal history, and the first such award in the world for gays and lesbians. The trial judge rightly described George as a "legend". He pursued all of his causes with courageous persistence, with tremendous charm and great humour. George also served the City of Toronto as a member of the Planning Advisory Board and later the Committee of Adjustments for many years, the first openly gay person to be appointed to civic office in Canada. George was proud to serve the city he loved so much. He was a well-known amateur historian. The City acknowledged his lifelong contribution by the creation of the George Hislop Park in the heart of Toronto's lesbian and gay community. George was honoured with many awards from his city and his community. He was recognized as a community hero by the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto, and was Grand Marshall of the Pride Parade in 2004. In 2005, he became the first recipient of the Karl Heinrich Ulrichs Award from the International Lesbian and Gay Law Association in recognition of his lifetime contribution to the worldwide movement for lesbian and gay equality. George was predeceased by Ronnie, by his parents and his two older brothers, John and William. George's death is a great loss to his many Friends in the L.G.B.T. community and beyond, around the world. He is lovingly missed by his dear friend and volunteer caregiver Christopher Hudspeth, and by his nephews and nieces, Jim HISLOP and his wife Wendy of Mississauga, John and his wife Gail HISLOP, Bruce HISLOP, Ann NORQU

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SHEARER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-28 published
PETERSEN, Catherine
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 24th, 2005 at Lakeridge Health, Whitby in her 88th year. Cherished sister of Ann GIBSON and husband William, predeceased by Sadie, Willie and Matthew. She will be held dear in the hearts of her niece Catherine and husband Rick, nephew Robert and wife June, cousin Catherine SHEARER, and great-nieces and nephews. Remembered by her Friends at the Willowdale Baptist Church. The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff and volunteers on the 4th Floor West Unit at the Whitby Hospital whose compassionate care during the past several months made Cathy's journey more bearable for all of us. Resting at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge St. (between Finch and Steeles Avenues) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday with the service at 1: 00 p.m. on Friday.

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