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

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SOUTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-15 published
SOUTER, Lorraine
In loving memory of Lorraine, who passed away September 15, 2003 In our hearts your memory lingers. Deeply missed by Ray; Brandie, Tim, Andrew and Cameron; Cam, Daniel and Matthew.

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SOUTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-11 published
O'SHAUGHNESSY, Tom
Peacefully on Friday, July 8, 2005 at 67 years of age. Cherished husband of Barbara. Loving father of Jonathan (Cathryn) RETTER and Michael (Melissa) RETTER. Proud grandfather of Taylor and Nicholas. Loving brother of Vicki (Fergie) FERGUSON, Millicient O'SHAUGHNESSY, and Alex "Teddy" (Barb) O'SHAUGHNESSY. Tom fostered many children and devoted many years to helping others. He will be sadly missed by many relatives and Friends. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 19153 Centre Street, Mount Albert (1-800-209-4803) fo visitation on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at the St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 17955 Leslie Street, Newmarket on Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. followed by cremation. Donations to Children's Aid Society of York Region, or to Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket would be appreciated. Special thanks to the I.C.U. Team at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Carol Hamilton, and Dr. SOUTER.

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SOUTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-05 published
PIETERSE, Lisa (née FULLER)
Passed away suddenly in her 38th year. Lisa leaves her loving son Brandon, and his father James Francey. Loved by her mother Susan SOUTER and her son Robert, and her father Fred FULLER and his wife Nancy. Loved dearly by her grandmother Claire Davis ALLEN and her husband Peter, and many Friends. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge St. (2 lights south of Steeles Ave.), on Saturday, August 6, 2005 from 1 p.m. until the service in the chapel at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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SOUTH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-04 published
THORNE, Frank
Suddenly at his residence in Ingersoll on Wednesday, March 2, 2005, Frank THORNE, in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Marilynn (WAUD) THORNE. Loving father of Devon and son-in-law Rick SOUTH of Ingersoll. Loving grandfather of Lindsey. Dear brother of Florence McDOWELL of Walsingham, Marion and Ed MacDONALD of Woodstock, twin sister Evelyn THORNTON of London, John and Linda THORNE of Ingersoll, Jean and Bill MacGINNIS of Ingersoll and Tom and Lynn THORNE of Thamesford. Predeceased by father Tom (1966,) mother Verlin (2003) and brothers Jim (1995) and Bob (1986). Loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Sunday 2-5 p.m. only where complete service will be held on Monday, March 7, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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SOUTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-21 published
BLAKE, Beatrice May
At the age of 95 and in complete peace, May BLAKE passed away on October 19, 2005. May was care-giver extraordinaire to many children who remember her fondly and with love throughout their adulthood. She was trained as a nanny in England and joined her first family as a caregiver as a young teenager, no older than 15. She emigrated to Canada about 1932. Throughout her early years as a nanny in Canada, May befriended and looked out for other British nannies who would come to Toronto on two-year visas to care for the children of Canadian families. May brought them into the community of other nannies, made sure that they became acquainted with Toronto and sent them home again at the end of two years with farewell parties.
The adults for whom she cared as children and that she called "her charges" owe their values of honesty, integrity, generosity towards others and good humour to her teachings as they grew from infancy through childhood into eventual maturity. May was always proud of the achievements of "her charges" and followed their successes in life, sending congratulations their way and still providing advice as they made their path through life.
May has been a staunch supporter of Saint Margaret's Anglican Church for more than 70 years. Up until two years ago, she was a regular supporter of Saint Margaret's annual Christmas bazaar and rummage sales. She was a frequent visitor to the sick and shut-ins of her congregation. May BLAKE's life was a happy and fulfilled one.
May will be fondly remembered by her many Friends at her Church, including Muriel CAESAR, Len and Jean SOUTH, Trevor and Muriel McCONNELL and Jean FRASER.
She will also be lovingly remembered by "her charges" currently living in Canada, Edward BULMAN and his sister Elizabeth, Nadine, Jon and Paul LEVIN, Sean and Kalen McCOWAN, Denise DELLIO, and Alexandra and Laura ROBINSON. Jean SHAWN, George LEVIN, Anna JOHNSTON (formerly McCOWAN), Perry and Rae DELLIO, Michael ROBINSON and Dr. Gail ROBINSON, and all remember the fine and loving care May BLAKE provided for their children and the tremendous contribution she made to their family life.
Those who wish to celebrate May BLAKE's life may join together at Saint Margaret's Anglican Church, 53 Burnaby Boulevard, Toronto on Monday, October 24, 2005 at 1 p.m. May loved children all of her life and donations in her memory to Save the Children Canada, 300-4141 Yonge Street, Toronto M2P 2A8, would be greatly appreciated.

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SOUTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-19 published
GOODMAN, Paul David
Suddenly at the Midland Hospital on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Marilyn (née SOUTH.) Dear father of David, Paul, Peter, Joanne, Andrew, Michael, Mark, Linda and their loved ones. Loving grandfather of 18. Brother of Alan, Gail and the late John. The family will receive Friends at the Nicholls Funeral Home, 330 Midland Avenue, Midland on Saturday, August 20th from 1: 30 p.m. until time of memorial service at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Community Living Huronia would be appreciated.

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SOUTHALL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-27 published
SANDERS, Clifford L.
Clifford L. SANDERS of Saint Thomas, beloved husband of Ada (SOUTHALL) SANDERS, passed away at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, June 25, 2005, in his 85th year. Dearly loved father of Donald SANDERS and his wife Cheryl of Frankford, Robert SANDERS and his partner Louise GOUR of Carleton Place, and Patricia MONTGOMERY and her husband Gerald of Saint Thomas. Cherished grandfather of Jacob and Adam MONTGOMERY, Larissa, Matthew, Danielle, Brett, Erin, Megan and Gregory SANDERS.
Born in England, July 8, 1920, son of the late Donald and Annie (PAYNE) SANDERS, he came to Saint Thomas as a child. He was a retired tool and die maker at Canadian Timken. Mr. SANDERS attended St. John's Anglican Church, Saint Thomas for many years and formerly attended St. Hilda's Anglican Church. His hobbies included boating, fishing, gardening and reading. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation (Palliative Care) gratefully acknowledged.

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SOUTHALL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-09 published
McKENZIE, Miriam Annette "Phyllis" (née STAMPS- SOUTHALL)
At Four Counties Health Services, Newbury, on Sunday, August 7, 2005, Miriam Annette "Phyllis" McKENZIE (née STAMPS- SOUTHALL) of Glencoe in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert Borden McKENZIE (1991.) Dear mother of Lorraine WEEKES and her husband Don, Marian YSEBAERT and the late Roger. Loving grandmother of Greg and Lilibeth WEEKES, Rob WEEKES and his fiance Monique VERBRUGGHE, Shelley and Sean PROCTOR, Wayne YSEBAERT and Tanya YSEBAERT. Also survived by one sister Florence Jean HAMILTON of Ottawa and sister-in-law of Catherine and John MAY. Several nieces and nephews and their families also survive. Predeceased by her parents, Miriam MORGAN, Charles Leonard STAMPS and John Thomas SOUTHALL and 2 brothers, Charles Gerald STAMPS, Thomas Clifford SOUTHALL and 1 sister Edith Mary ELLIS. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 11 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Four Counties Health Services Foundation.

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SOUTHALL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-26 published
SOUTHALL, Margaret
Finally at peace, on November 25, 2005, in her 89th year. Loving wife of the late Cliff. Beloved mother of Sheila, Linda, John, and the late Dennis. Proud Nannie of four, and Great-nanna of five. Friends will be received at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 275 Lesmill Rd., North York, 416-441-1580, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29th with a Chapel Service at 1 p.m. Reception to follow in the lounge. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Terry Fox Foundation.

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SOUTHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-14 published
NICHOLSON, Donald Joseph
Mr. Donald Joseph NICHOLSON, age 76, of Saint Marys and formerly of Stratford passed away peacefully at the London Health Science Centre on Friday, August 12, 2005. He was born in Logan Township, May 4, 1929, a son of the late Robert and Catherine NICHOLSON. Beloved husband for 52 years of Marion. Loving father of Pauline ALLEN (Bill), Barbara NICHOLSON, Joan SOUTHAM (Chuck), Ron NICHOLSON, Janet BERENDSEN (John,) and Vern NICHOLSON (June.) He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Steven, Maureen and James ALLEN, Trevor TRUEMAN, Charlene and Andrew SOUTHAM, Sandra and Adam BERENDSEN, Amber and Blake NICHOLSON. Dear brother of Gerald NICHOLSON (Margaret), Marilyn MUIRHEAD, and Anne PEDERSEN (Pete). Also survived by a sister-in-law Pat NICHOLSON. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister Mary, by a brother Eugene, and by a daughter-in-law Bernardine.
Donald owned and operated Robert Nicholson Construction Limited with his brother Gerald for many years until his retirement. Family will receive Friends at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Sunday, August 14 and Monday August 15, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. (Parish Prayers Monday at 6: 45 p.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Stratford on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Reverend Fr. Dick BESTER will officiate. Interment in Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson Foundation through the funeral home.

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SOUTHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-16 published
SOUTHAM, Marion (formerly CHARPENTIER, née TANTOT)
Died peacefully at home in Ottawa, on Sunday, May 15, 2005 in her 72nd year. Born Marion TANTOT in Neuilly, France in 1933, she was sister to Georges TANTOT and Martine and Marianne VAUGIEN. First married to the late Pierre CHARPENTIER, Canadian Ambassador, and mother of his children Frédéric, Manon and Virginie, and grandmother to Nicholas, Stéphane, Mélanie, Alexandre, Gaspard and Mathilde. In 1981 she became the beloved wife of Hamilton SOUTHAM. Interment (Family only) in the Southam plot in Beechwood Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, 125 MacKay Street, New Edinburgh, Ottawa, on Friday, May 20, 2005 at 11 a.m. For those wishing, donations may be made to the Élisabeth Bruyère Palliative Care Centre, 43 Bruyère Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 5C8. For further information contact the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry at 613-233-1143 or www.mcgarryfamily.ca.

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SOUTHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-26 published
SOUTHAM, Audrey Goodwin (formerly POWELL)
Peacefully at St. Peter's Hospital in Hamilton on Thursday, September 22, 2005 in her 86th year. Predeceased by her first husband Surgeon Lieut. John POWELL (d. 1942,) and her second husband Basil SOUTHAM (div. 1964) (d. 1979). Will be sadly missed by her children Sandy WHITE/WHYTE of Hamilton, Linda and her husband Don TAIT/TAITE/TATE of Toronto, Lyle SOUTHAM and his wife Joanne of Edmonton, Judy and her husband Bill McMILLAN of Ancaster, Neal and her husband Tim O'NEILL of Bermuda, and 13 beloved grandchildren. Audrey served overseas with the Canadian Red Cross Corps (V.A.D.) during World War 2. She was Headmistress of Hillfield Strathallen Colleges, Hamilton (1968-1972) and principal of Havergal College in Toronto (1972-1975). Cremation has taken place. The family will receive Friends at the Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home Ancaster Chapel, 378 Wilson St. E. 905-648-3852 on Sunday, October 2nd, 2005 from 4: 00 p.m. to 6: 00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at Saint John's Anglican Church, 272 Wilson St. E., Ancaster on Monday, October 3rd, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The family invites Friends to send emails to AudreySoutham@Hotmail.com

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SOUTHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-24 published
REILLY, W. James
It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected death of W. James REILLY, age 67. Adoring father to Elizabeth (Dawn BARBEAU) of Vancouver, Tina (Drew GRAGG) of Ottawa, Ted (Lesley) of Toronto, and Tricia (Fraser REILLY- KING) of Ottawa. Proud grandfather "Pops" to James and Fiona, Aidan and Bronwyn, and Jacqueline. Also missed by his former wife of 34 years, Gill REILLY (née SOUTHAM.) Loving brother to Bart (Monica) of Oakville. Predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth and Malcolm Prime REILLY. Also missed by his special friend Betsy RIGAL. Jimmy will be fondly remembered by his Friends at the Royal Ottawa Golf Club and the McGill Graduate Society, where he served as a volunteer for many years. A memorial service will be held on January 3, 2006 at 1 p.m. at Hulse, Playfair and McGarry Funeral Home, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa. Donations can be made to the McGill Alumni Association, Martlet House, 1430 Peel Street, Montreal, Québec H3A 3T3.
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SOUTHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-28 published
REILLY, W. James
It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected death of W. James REILLY, age 67. Adoring father to Elizabeth (Dawn BARBEAU) of Vancouver, Tina (Drew GRAGG) of Ottawa, Ted (Lesley) of Toronto, and Tricia (Fraser REILLY- KING) of Ottawa. Proud grandfather "Pops" to James and Fiona, Aidan and Bronwyn, and Jacqueline. Also missed by his former wife of 34 years, Gill REILLY (née SOUTHAM.) Loving brother to Bart (Monica) of Oakville. Predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth and Malcolm Prime REILLY. Also missed by his special friend Betsy RIGAL. Jimmy will be fondly remembered by his Friends at the Royal Ottawa Golf Club and the McGill Graduate Society, where he served as a volunteer for many years. A memorial service will be held on January 3, 2006 at 1 p.m. at Hulse, Playfair and McGarry Funeral Home, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa. Donations can be made to the McGill Alumni Association, Martlet House, 1430 Peel Street, Montreal, Québec H3A 3T3.
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SOUTHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-31 published
REILLY, W. James
It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected death of W. James REILLY, age 67, on December 21, 2005. Adoring father to Elizabeth (Dawn BARBEAU) of Vancouver, Tina (Drew GRAGG) of Ottawa, Ted (Lesley) of Toronto, and Tricia (Fraser REILLY- KING) of Ottawa. Proud grandfather "Pops" to James and Fiona, Aidan and Bronwyn, and Jacqueline. Also missed by his former wife of 34 years, Gill REILLY (née SOUTHAM.) Loving brother to Bart (Monica) of Oakville. Predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth and Malcolm Prime REILLY. Also missed by his special friend Betsy RIGAL. Jimmy will be fondly remembered by his Friends at the Royal Ottawa Golf Club and the McGill Graduate Society, where he served as a volunteer for many years. A memorial service will be held on January 3, 2006 at 1 p.m. at Hulse, Playfair and McGarry Funeral Home, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa. Donations can be made to the McGill Alumni Association, Martlet House, 1430 Peel Street, Montreal, Québec H3A 3T3.
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SOUTHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-16 published
SOUTHAM, Marion (formerly CHARPENTIER, née TANTOT)
Died peacefully at home in Ottawa, on Sunday, May 15, 2005, in her 72nd year. Born Marion TANTOT in Neuilly, France in 1933 she was sister to Georges TANTOT and Martine and Marianne VAUGIEN. First married to the late Pierre CHARPENTIER, Canadian ambassador, and mother of his children Frédéric, Manon and Virginie, and grandmother to Nicholas, Stéphane, Mélanie, Alexandre, Gaspard and Mathilde. In 1981 she became the beloved wife of Hamilton SOUTHAM. Interment (Family only) in the Southam plot in Beechwood Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, 125 MacKay Street, New Edinburgh, Ottawa, on Friday, May 20, 2005 at 11 a.m. For those wishing, donations may be made to the Élisabeth Bruyère Palliative Care Centre, 43 Bruyère Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 5C8. For further information contact The Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 613- 233-1143 or www.mcgarryfamily.ca

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SOUTHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-03 published
COOPER, Joshua Raymond " Ray"
(Veteran Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Air Force Squadron 608, served in Italy in World War 2) After an illness at Scarborough Grace Hospital on Sunday, January 2, 2005, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of nearly 57 years to Gladys (née SOUTHAN.) Loving Dad to Gwen and her husband Tim KELLY, and to Ian. Most loving Grandpa to Noah. A private cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service for Ray will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 4156 Sheppard Ave. East (just east of Kennedy Rd.), Agincourt on Thursday at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Memorial Fund, Knox Presbyterian Church would be appreciated by the family. Special thank you to Dr. Alan ABRAMOVITCH, Dr. Larry GROSSMAN and Dr. David KIRSH and the nurses at 3B at Scarborough Grace Hospital for your care and compassion.

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SOUTHCOTT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-01 published
SOUTHCOTT, Barbara Gage
Born in Saint Thomas in 1930 and passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Sunday, September 18, 2005 at the age of 74 years. Survived by sons Michael of Toronto, Andy of Ayer, Massachusetts and a daughter Nancy (Jeff ONDERWATER) of London. Also survived by grandchildren Zoe, Damienne, James and Christopher and former husband Don SOUTHCOTT. Predeceased by her daughter Mary (2002). Cremation has taken place and as per her request there will be no visitation or funeral. A memorial service followed by a gathering for Friends and family will be held at St. James Anglican Church, 41 Mornington Street, Stratford, on Saturday, October 15, 2005, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Humane Society would be appreciated.

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SOUTHCOTT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-08 published
SOUTHCOTT, Barbara Gage
Born in Saint Thomas in 1930 and passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Sunday, September 18, 2005 at the age of 74 years. Survived by sons Michael of Toronto, Andy of Ayer, Massachusetts, and a daughter Nancy (Jeff ONDERWATER) of London. Also survived by grandchildren Zoe, Damienne, James and Christopher and former husband Don SOUTHCOTT. Predeceased by her daughter Mary (2002). Cremation has taken place and as per her request there will be no visitation or funeral. A memorial service followed by a gathering for Friends and family will be held at St. James Anglican Church, 41 Mornington Street, Stratford, on October 15, 2005, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Humane Society would be appreciated.

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SOUTHCOTT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-09 published
RITCHIE, Hazel (formerly SOUTHCOTT, née HESLOP)
Passed away peacefully on July 8, 2005 at York Central Hospital, after a brief illness in her 90th year. Mother of Patricia THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Lloyd,) Marvin SOUTHCOTT (Mary) and Sharon MAYO (Les.) Grandmother of Christopher THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Gillian RILEY), Karin Louise FENELIUS (Johan) in Port Perry, and Andrew THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Larissa STEFANI) in Vancouver. Great Grandmother of Julia, Miranda, Chloe, Axel, Jack, Hanna and Hunter. An enthusiastic singer who brought a bounce and energy to the Toronto Accolades, McConaghy Senior Entertainers, "Club 35" and the Marianne Nursing Home Entertainers. A wonderful, caring person who will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Viewing at Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street (4 stoplights north Major Mackenzie) on Sunday July 10 from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., also on Monday from 1: 00 to 2:00 p.m. Funeral at the Marshall Funeral Home on Monday, July 11, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Reception to follow. Donations to the Autism Society in lieu of flowers would be appreciated.

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SOUTHEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-24 published
HEATH, Howard Edgar Wesley
Passed away peacefully into the hands of the Lord on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, after a short illness, in his 101st year. Howard was born in Ethel, Ontario on September 17, 1904, the son of the late Wesley and Lavina (ZURBRIGG) HEATH of Listowel. Howard was a barber all his life. He came to Saint Thomas in 1929 working in partnership with Earl COOK until the war. In 1940 he went to the Air Force Technical Training School which had taken over the Saint Thomas Psychiatric Hospital building and operated the Barber Shop there for 6 and a half years. After the war he operated his own barber shop on Ross St. for 27 years, retiring after 40 years in 1972. He was a life member of Talbot Lodge #546 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons receiving his 50 year jewel in 1992. He was Past Patron of Central Star Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star #57. He was a member of Grace United Church for over 70 years and an elder over 30 years, serving on various boards and committees.
Survived by his loving wife Beth HEATH (POOLE) (BEAL) and predeceased by his 1st wife Eva (ANDERSON) HEATH. Beloved stepfather of Sandra SIBBLEY and Jim and his wife Cathy BEAL, all of Saint Thomas. Loved brother of Helen GUNN of Milverton. Predeceased by 4 sisters and 2 brothers. Special uncle to Betty (Jack) SOUTHEN of Ilderton, Darrell (Marjorie) DENNIS of Saint Thomas, Harry (Conney) JOHNSON of Sarnia, Allen (Shirley) JOHNSON of Strathroy and Joanne (John) MAGDA of Windsor and numerous other nieces and nephews. The family and Friends will be welcomed at Williams Funeral Home 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Friday at 1: 00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment in Elmdale. Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Grace United Church, Memorial Fund greatly appreciated.

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SOUTHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-13 published
SOUTHER, Winnifred Elizabeth
Suddenly, but peacefully at Christie Gardens on Friday, February 11, 2005 in her 95th year. Loving mother of Don and his wife Myrtle of Toronto and Marilyn SOUTHER of Toronto. Dear grandmother of Michael and Melissa. Survived by her brothers Robert STOLLERY and his wife Shirley and William STOLLERY and his wife Rhyl both of Edmonton, and also survived by sister-in-law Greta STOLLERY of Kitchener. Win will be lovingly remembered by a huge community who benefited from her warm heart. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 3 o'clock. Cremation. For those who wish, donations in Win's memory may be made to World Vision, to carry on her love of children, P.O. Box 1000, Station Streetsville, Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 9Z9.

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SOUTHERN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-10 published
BROAD, Chloe (née CLARK)
Chloe of Extendicare, Port Stanley, on Sunday, May 8, 2005, at her late residence, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late W. Everett BROAD (1985) and dearly loved mother of Mary Alice E. VEZINA of Saint Thomas, Janis and her husband Bill WHITE/WHYTE of Chatsworth, Coral and her husband Bill SOUTHERN of Leamington, Gail and her husband Bill Klein HAAR of Port Stanley and Wayne and his wife Jean BROAD of Stratford. Predeceased by 10 brothers and three sisters. Sadly missed by a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Chloe was born in Saint Thomas on May 15, 1915, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary Alice (OAKE) CLARK. She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in St. Thomas Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Diabetes Association or the charity of choice.

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SOUTHERN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-16 published
HARRIS, Blake
Suddenly at home on Sunday, August 14, Blake HARRIS, age 63. Beloved father of Grant, Ryan (Lindsay CORSAUT.) Fondly remembered by wife Sharon HARRIS. Loving Poppa to Ben and Emma HARRIS all of London. Dear brother to Douglas (Jennifer) HARRIS of Sarnia, and sisters Carol SOUTHERN, Mildred BEHIE and Alma WITHEROW of Saint Thomas. Brother-in-law to Jackie MUNROE. Loved also by many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Predeceased by parents Grant and Wilhelmine, and brother Jerry. Blake was successful in the welding supply business for 30 years in Southwestern Ontario. He enjoyed country and western music, morning coffee club at A&W and spending time with his grandchildren. Also loved by mother-in-law Edith OAG. Visitation at Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Road East (east of Highbury) on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, August 18th at 11 a.m. (Visitation 1 hour prior) at North Park Community Church, 1510 Fanshawe Park Road East, Reverend Terry SANDERSON officiating. In lieu of flowers please make a memorial donation to the North Park Community Church Fund. A masonic service will be held under the auspices of Saint John's No. 20 Lodge on Wednesday at 7: 30 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home.

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SOUTHERN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-12 published
PECKAN, Margaret Butchart (née WATSON)
On Wednesday, November 9, 2005, peacefully, after a short illness. Her parents, Isabel and Neil, and her brother, Claire, predeceased her. Her husband of fifty-eight years, Mike, and her four daughters, Donna SOUTHERN, Karen, Cathy and Li PECKAN, will lovingly miss her. She will also be missed by her sons-in-law, Rick, Stewart and James. Nanny is never to be forgotten by her granddaughters, Pam, Bev, and Arielle, her great son-in-law Shawn and the newest love of her life, her great-grand_son, Reid. Also saddened are the family she chose, Kay LESLIE, and Marcela and Juvylyn LAMSES. Private family memorial service to be held prior to interment at Lakefield Cemetery. If desired, online condolences, and remembrances to The Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation may be made by calling Community Alternative Funeral Home at 705-742-1875, or at www. CommunityAlternative.ca and would be appreciated by the family.

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SOUTHERN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-21 published
WALKER, Irene Isobel (née SOUTHERN)
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 20, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Charles Reid McFarlane WALKER, dearest mother of Cameron and Ruth (RIDOUT,) and Gordon and Thérèse SAURIOL, and cherished grandmother to Alexis, Charles, Bronwyn and Piers. Predeceased by her loving parents, Richard and Elizabeth SOUTHERN, and her dear sisters Ora (FIDDES) and Doreen (CROTHERS.) As the daughter of Dick SOUTHERN of Wexford County, Ireland, Irene was the last Southern of her generation. Dear friend and aunt to Marilyn JONES and extended family; special friend to Alberta THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. A long-time Scarborough resident, she will be missed by Friends at the bridge table, and by those who enjoyed her wonderful gifts from the kitchen, her honest and direct counsel, and her uncompromising spirit. Irene had a fine sense of humour, a life-long passion for music, and was always the most elegant girl on the dance floor. Family and Friends will be received at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. E. (east of Kennedy Rd.), 416-293-5211, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Wednesday afternoon. Please contact the funeral home for details. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice.

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SOUTHERST o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-16 published
VANDERMOER, Anton " Tom" Dignus
Peacefully at University Hospital, with his family by his side, on Sunday, March 13, 2005, Anton (Tom) Dignus VANDERMOER, in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Anna VANDERMOER. Loving father of Yvonne CHENNELL (Craig) and Anthony VANDERMOER (Lori.) Dear grandfather of Andrea RIESE, Amanda DOWHAN and Devin VANDERMOER. Great grandfather of Justin and Alana. Survived by brothers and sisters Corie SCOTT (Gordon), Henney MAXTED (Ken), John VANDERMOER (Miriam,) Bert VANDERMOER (Kathleen,) Joanne VANDERMOER, and Willem VANDERMOER (Tina) and in-laws John and Fran HENDRIX. Will be sadly missed by best Friends Hank and Annie VANDERMOER and Marja and Peter SOUTHERST. A Memorial Service will be held at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, (520 Dundas Street, London) on Thursday, March 17th, 2005 at 2 pm, with visitation 2 hours prior to the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Society.

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SOUTHEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-20 published
BELISLE, Berthe Alice (née BENOIT)
On September 19, 2005, Berthe was reunited with her late husband Michel. She recently celebrated her 95th birthday surrounded by family and Friends who paid tribute to her years of accomplishment as a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, teacher, professor, translator, artist, seamstress, docent, spiritual leader, curious intellectual and world traveller. Berthe was the beloved mother and mother-in-law of Benoit BELISLE and Sally SOUTHEY and the adored "Mamie" of Wendy and Michelle. She is survived by her sister Lucille PIREDDA and her sister-in-law Lillian BENOIT and predeceased by her brothers Armand and Jean and her sisters Lina HUNTER, Annette PETERS and the Right Honourable Jeanne SAUVÉ. Friends may call at Racine, Robert et Gauthier, 180 Montreal Road, Ottawa, Tuesday, September 20th from 3 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Ste Anne Church, 580 Old Saint Patrick St. at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 21st. In lieu of flowers, a donation in her honour to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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SOUTHEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-08 published
ISRAELOVITCH, Louis
Peacefully on December 6, 2005 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Kathleen. Dear father of Penny BABORE, Jimmy and Sue SYMIANICK, and June and Byron SONBERG. Grandfather of Tara and Chrissy BABORE, Sandra, Barbara and Jamie SYMIANICK, Jessica and Matthew SONBERG. Brother to Bessie GREENBLATT, Sarah MAYOFF, Myrna AIKMAN and the late Anne GOULD. Special thanks to supportive nieces and nephews Billy, Suzy, Elliot, Jack and Anna. A memeorial service will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville, 905-844-3221. Interment to follow. Appreciation is expressed to the attentive staff at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Dr. SOUTHEY and Dr. PANDYA. Should family and Friends so desire, memorial donations to the Oakville Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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