WADEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-02 published
McKINNEY, James Richard " Jim"
(Retired employee Public Works - City of Brampton) (Member Civitan Clubs of Barrie and Brampton) Suddenly at Toronto on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 in his 63rd year. Much loved husband of Patricia Ann McKINNEY (née WHITEFIELD- GRABOWSKI) of Orillia. Dear father of Paul and his wife Pam of Newcastle, Keith and his wife Trisha of Barrie. Loving grandfather of David and John. Dear son of Lura and the late James McKINNEY of Sundridge. Dear brother of Don and his wife Diane of Gravenhurst, Irene THIBEAULT of Keswick, Jean and her husband Norman JOHNSON of Barrie, Pat BAVERSTOCK of Barrie, Barb and her husband Mervin MURIWSKI of South River, Kenny and his wife Glenna of Gravenhurst, Wendy GARDINER of Brampton and the late Helen, Kay and Bobby. Also remembered by Pat's mother Margaret GRABOWSKI of Orillia and Pat's brothers Rick GRABOWSKI and his wife Vera, John GRABOWSKI and his wife Ellen and Pat's sister Mary and her husband Mike WADEMAN. Jim will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Simcoe Funeral Home, 38 James Street East, Orillia on Thursday, March 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday, March 4, from 12 noon until time of funeral services at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Civitan International Foundation of Canada would be appreciated by the family.

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WADEY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-06 published
McDONOUGH, William John " Bill"
Peacefully, at Summit Place in Owen Sound, on Saturday, June 4th, 2005. William John McDONOUGH, of Owen Sound, in his 84th year. Dearly beloved husband of the late Margery McDONOUGH (nee NEATH.) Much loved father of Merry and Larry WHALEN, Thom and Marnie McDONOUGH and Patrick McDONOUGH. Dear grandfather of David (Lisa) WHALEN, Chris (Jen STEVENS) WHALEN, Andy (Laura) McDONOUGH, Michael McDONOUGH and Laura McDONOUGH. Proud great-grandfather of Liam and Callum WHALEN and Ella McDONOUGH. Predeceased by his four sisters, Zella BOWERMAN, Dorothy GRAHAM, Marion WADEY and Josephine RICHARDS. Family and Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to celebrate the life of William McDONOUGH at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (376-7492) on Thursday, June 9th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Kristal McGEE officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Georgian Bluffs. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Grey Bruce Health Services Foundation as your expression of sympathy.
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WADGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-08 published
INGLIS, Audrey
Passed away on April 4, 2005 at Muskoka Haven in her 97th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Murray INGLIS. Loving mother of Virginia and her husband Donald WADGE. Devoted grandmother to Jeff and his wife Lori WADGE, Jennifer and her husband Rev. Tim BERGMANN. Proud great-grandmother of Allison, Matthew, and Kate WADGE, Alexander, Tanner, Emily, Luke, Hannah, and Riise BERGMANN. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Thornhill Baptist Church (8018 Yonge Street, Thornhill). Interment in Foots Bay Cemetery at a later date. Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home and Chapel (89 Bowes Street, Parry Sound 705-746-4664). As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation Attn: International Retinoblastoma Daisy Fund (555 University Ave., Toronto, M5G 1X8) would be appreciated by the family. To send an online condolence to the family, go to www.torrancefuneralhome.com

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WADGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-15 published
BABCOCK, Lucille "Lucy" (formerly BRONSDON, née COOPER)
(Former organist of Evangel Temple for 45 years; Member of Peoples Church) Lucy BABCOCK- BRONSDON passed away at Shepherd Lodge on Wednesday, October 12th, 2005. Lucy, beloved wife of the late Clarence BABCOCK and the late Herbert BRONSDON. Sadly missed by her many relatives and Friends and especially Emilie WADGE and Eeva McLEOD. Resting at The Church in the Village, Shepherd Village, 3760 Sheppard Ave. E., Agincourt, where visitation will commence Monday, October 17th at 10: 00 a.m. with Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Lucy may be directed to Shepherd Lodge. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Chapel Brooklin, 79 Baldwin Street, Brooklin Village, Whitby, 905-655-3662.

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WADLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-04 published
SWAN, William " Bill"
(Employee of Bell Canada for 35+ years.) Died peacefully at Providence Healthcare, on July 1, 2005. Beloved father of Karen WADLIN and father-in-law of Gary ENDICOTT. Brother of Eileen SWAN, and Margaret DOYLE, brother-in-law of Hugh DOYLE and Don CAMPBELL. Predeceased by his sisters Nan BULPIT and Anna CAMPBELL. Visitation will be held at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Rd. (east of St. Clair Ave. E.) on Monday, July 4 from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, July 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Wednesday, July 6 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Highland Creek, 200 Morrish Rd. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Whitby. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Centenary Hospital or Providence Healthcare.

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WADSWORTH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-04-27 published
Man's body found near park
Woman makes discovery just as search begins
By Scott DUNN, Wednesday, April 27, 2005, Page A1
A search involving 230 volunteers, police and soldiers had just begun when a woman out for a walk along the Meaford shoreline came across Art HAINES' body.
People turned out in droves to look for HAINES, who was known as someone who would help anyone.
He loved walking in the scenic area around Meaford. Police think it was while on one of his regular early morning walks that something went wrong.
Police suspect the 79-year-old outdoorsman had been missing since early Sunday morning. His body was found on the shore at the eastern edge of Meaford, beside Memorial Park, about 1.5 kilometres from his Union Street home.
Grey County Ontario Provincial Police Senior Const. Steve STARR said HAINES was found outside the area to be searched and off his usual walking routes near his home.
Police awaited word from the coroner Tuesday afternoon whether an autopsy would be performed.
Neil HAINES, a paramedic supervisor in Toronto, walked into the community centre about 9 a.m. Tuesday with family members to help search for his dad. He was in one of the 15 teams, each headed by an Emergency Response Team member, looking for HAINES.
“The people of Meaford have just been incredible,” HAINES said in an interview after his father's body was found.
“And the community should be very proud of their Ontario Provincial Police and firemen and military because they have been tremendous... You'd think they were searching for their own father.&rdquo
Police dogs and the Emergency Response Team searched Sunday and Monday when they were joined by Meaford volunteer firefighters and an Ontario Provincial Police helicopter. About 50 soldiers, all-terrain vehicles and a military bus from Land Force Central Area Training Centre Meaford were sent by commanding officer Lt.-Col. Rob WADSWORTH.
HAINES was born in and grew up in the Beaver Valley. He moved to the Toronto area as a young man, married and worked as a general labourer for Scarborough. He and his wife Mary retired to their Union Street home in 1986.
While on his walks he'd come over and pitch in if he spotted someone working outside.
“Everybody knew him in his neighbourhood because he's the type of guy, day or night, whatever you needed, well, call Art. You can depend on him. He'll jump in and give you a hand,” HAINES said.
He took care of his wife in their home as her health declined. About two years ago she moved into a Meaford nursing home.
“Since mom wasn't home, he was out looking for things to do for other people.&rdquo
HAINES said it feels strange to think his father is gone because he had just spoken with him over the phone a week ago. He was healthy, not on medication, and his mind was sound. When word came they'd found his father, HAINES said at least it brought him closure.
Mr. HAINES is survived by his wife, the former Mary Kathleen HARRIS, their son Neil and his wife Carrie-Lynn of Willowdale and daughter Darlene O'DONNELL of Florida and his grandchildren Colin HAINES and Kelly O'DONNELL. He's also survived by brother Fern ALLEN of Barrie and Lucy THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Duncan, sisters-in-law Mabel HAINES of Duncan, Hazel HAINES of Meaford and Beryl HAINES of Agincourt.
Visitation at the the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford will take place Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Rev. Gary PARKER of Christ Church Anglican will officiate at the funeral service at the funeral home Friday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment and committal will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

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WADSWORTH o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-02-23 published
CHILDS, Michael Gordon
Mr. Michael Gordon "Mike" CHILDS a life long resident of Wallaceburg passed away suddenly on Monday, February 14, 2005 at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance "Sydenham Campus", in Wallaceburg, at the age of 45 years. Mike was the owner of the Oaks Inn in Wallaceburg. He was a past president of Wallaceburg Minor Baseball and past president of the Kinsmen Club of Wallaceburg. He devoted much of his time to minor sports in Wallaceburg. Mike was also involved with many Wallaceburg community events. Loving husband of 21 years to Dianne (O'NEIL) CHILDS. Loving father of Tyler, Adam and Jason. Dear son of Gord and Fran CHILDS and son-in-law of Harry and Grace O'NEIL all of Wallaceburg. Kind brother of Michelle and Barry LAJOIE of Sombra, Mark and Theresa CHILDS of Wallaceburg. Kind brother-in-law of Gary and Janice O'NEIL of Wallaceburg, Shirl and Doug GILLILAND of Glencoe, Trish O'NEIL and her friend Andy BAART of Wallaceburg and Stephen and Kim O'NEIL of British Columbia. Sadly missed by 1 niece and 7 nephews, many aunts, uncles, cousins, family and Friends. Predeceased by a sister-in-law Lisa O'NEIL and a brother-in-law Wayne O'NEIL. The late Mike CHILDS rested at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, Wallaceburg, until Thursday, February 17, 2005 when the funeral mass was celebrated from Our Lady Help of Christians Church at 10: 30 a.m. Fr. John JASICA and Fr. John PIRT celebrated the mass and the Life Teen Band offered the music. The readings were done by John VANHECKE, Paul BAERT and John SALISBURY. The gifts were brought to the altar by the Bujaki Family. Doug BABBITT and Harry COURTIS offered eulogy's. The Kinsmen Club formed the honour guard. Flower Bearers were Doug BABBITT and Harry COURTIS. The Pall Bearers were Kim MURRAY, Doug EGLIN, Brian WADSWORTH, Paul BILODEAU, Mike BATEMAN, John SALISBURY, John VANHECKE, Paul BAERT and Randy SMITH. Interment has taken place in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Children's Trust Fund may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Mike CHILDS.

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WADSWORTH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-18 published
McDONALD, George D.
Mr. George D. McDONALD of London passed away on June 15, 2005, in his 83rd year. Loving husband and true friend of 59 years to Louise. Dear father of Norman and his wife Donna of Hamilton and Diane and her husband Dennis WOOD of London. Grandad of Marie WOOD and Shane McDONALD. Also survived by his sister Jessie WADSWORTH of Moose Jaw. George was a veteran of World War 2 with the Royal Canadian Air Force Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. (Westview Funeral Chapel, 641-1793).

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WADSWORTH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-12-13 published
CREALY, Laura May (1919-2005)
Laura May CREALY died December 4, 2005, the day after her 86th birthday. The daughter of Frederick and Lulu CREALY, she was born in Caradoc Township, Ontario, and grew up in the heart of a loving farming family from whom she gained a life-long sense of duty and integrity, a moral centre that guided her life and work. After graduating from Strathroy Collegiate Institute, she widened her rural horizons and moved to Ottawa to become a file clerk with External Affairs. Her career in the civil service was cut short in 1942 when she accompanied a friend who intended to register for the newly-formed Canadian Womens Army Corps. On the spur of the moment, she later claimed, Laura joined too. Self-effacing Laura would never have admitted the pioneering courage it took to go off to war in an army so new and ill-equipped she did basic training in street clothes and high heeled shoes because uniforms hadnt been manufactured yet, but signing up was illustrative of her life-long dedication to her country. Laura served overseas and rose to the rank of sergeant before her discharge in 1946. She subsequently obtained her B.A. from the University of Toronto and her Masters in social work from the University of Ottawa in 1952. While travelling through the Rockies, she fell under the spell of the mountains and settled in Calgary in 1959. She worked as a medical social worker at the Colonel Belcher Hospital until her retirement in 1979. Laura was loved for her nature and respected for her spirit by all she chose as Friends. She had a fine sense of humour, often at her own expense, but she could be acid-tongued in the face of injustice, incompetence or the misguided actions of politicians. Unstintingly generous and caring, she brought out the best in her Friends, encouraging them through obstacles they couldnt otherwise imagine conquering. Laura was the most loyal of Friends, a quality that in return inspired great loyalty in her Friends, new ones of which she continued to gather until the end of her life. Thoroughbred horse racing became a late life passion for her. She acquired her first race horse, Uncanny Greg, in 1991 and avidly followed the sometimes successful careers of several more horses over the next 14 years. Having become an adept handicapper, she regularly attended races in Calgary up to the end of the current season. An enthusiastic reader, especially of mysteries, she regularly perused several newspapers, countless magazines, and daily completed at least one cryptic crossword puzzle. With dictionaries always at hand, she was a language purist, pouncing on grammatical and spelling errors. Laura loved nature and enjoyed it in her garden, in city parks, and in the wilderness. She hiked the Chilkoot Trail, the West Coast Trail, and trails around her favourite spot, Lake O'Hara. Although she travelled through Europe and the Far East, she chose a trip on the Nahanni River as her best vacation. From childhood, dogs were a constant in her life. She leaves behind her last, her beloved Brittany Spaniel, Rockette. Although she documented her travels with thousands of photos, Laura seldom could be persuaded to have her own picture taken. Neither did she want a funeral held to mourn her passing. She is survived by three sisters, Alice WADSWORTH and Caroline CREALY, both of Hamilton, Ontario, and Ethel MIDGLEY (Bob) of Burlington, Ontario; two nieces, Ellen TAILOR/TAYLOR of Puslinch, Ontario, and Patricia WADSWORTH of Hamilton; four nephews Robert MIDGLEY of Toronto, Philip WADSWORTH of Scarborough, Jerold WADSWORTH of Montreal, Brian WADSWORTH of Waterloo and several great nieces and nephews. A brother, William, and a sister, Phyllis, who died in childhood, predeceased her. Her Ontario family plans to gather in Calgary next May for a memorial service. Friends will be notified later of the exact date. Donations in memory of Laura would be gratefully received by the Animal Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 34160, Calgary, Alberta T3C 1S2. Arrangements entrusted to Piersons Funeral Service Ltd., Calgary Alberta. Telephone: (403) 235-3602.

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WADSWORTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-04 published
RYAN, Isobel Mary (née WADSWORTH)
Isobel Mary RYAN (née WADSWORTH) passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2005 at St. Patrick's Home in Ottawa. Born to Thomas and Mary (née LONGRIDGE) in Kamloops, on February 17, 1918. Isobel grew up in the Okanagan Mission, alongside her cousins Kitty and Joyce HAVERFIELD. She attended Saint Margaret's in Vernon, the Vancouver School of Art and the Manchester School of Art in England. At the outbreak of World War 2 Isobel joined the Canadian Women's Army Corp and as she said, "...spent the war years making coffee and tea". When the war ended Isobel and her Canadian Women's Army Corps friend Mary SCOTT along with Geoff SCOTT set up a restaurant in the Gatineau. She married Ed RYAN in 1954 and they set up house in Old Chelsea. She continued painting and took a great interest in gardening and Canadian history. Predeceased by her husband in 2001, Isobel RYAN is lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Her Friends and family will always remember Lid and Eddy's warm hospitality and the beautiful lake and gardens in Old Chelsea where they lived so graciously. The family will receive Friends at St. Stephen's Church, Old Chelsea, Quebec this Wednesday from 10: 15 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, Ottawa, (613) 232-5337.

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WADSWORTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-09 published
CREALY, Laura May (1919-2005)
Died December 4, 2005, the day after her 86th birthday. The daughter of Frederick and Lulu CREALY, she was born in Caradoc Township, Ontario, and grew up in the heart of a loving farming family from whom she gained a lifelong sense of duty and integrity, a moral centre that guided her life and work. After graduating from Strathroy Collegiate Institute, she widened her rural horizons and moved to Ottawa to become a file clerk with External Affairs. Her career in the civil service was cut short in 1942 when she accompanied a friend who intended to register for the newly-formed Canadian Women's Army Corps. On the spur of the moment, she later claimed, Laura joined too.
Self effacing Laura would never have admitted the pioneering courage it took to go off to war in an army so new and ill equipped she did basic training in street clothes and high heeled shoes because uniforms hadn't been manufactured yet but signing up was illustrative of her lifelong dedication to her country. Laura served overseas and rose to the rank of sergeant before her discharge in 1946. She subsequently obtained her B.A. from the University of Toronto and her masters in social work from the University of Ottawa in 1952. While travelling through the Rockies, she fell under the spell of the mountains and settled in Calgary in 1959. She worked as a medical social worker at the Colonel Belcher Hospital until her retirement in 1979.
Laura was loved for her nature and respected for her spirit by all she chose as Friends. She had a fine sense of humor, often at her own expense, but she could be acid-tongued in the face of injustice, incompetence or the misguided actions of politicians. Unstintingly generous and caring, she brought out the best in her Friends, encouraging them through obstacles they couldn't otherwise imagine conquering. Laura was the most loyal of Friends, a quality that in return inspired great loyalty in her Friends, new ones of which she continued to gather until the end of her life.
Thoroughbred horse racing became a late life passion for her. She acquired her first racehorse, Uncanny Greg, in 1991 and avidly followed the sometimes successful careers of several more horses over the next 14 years. Having become an adept handicapper, she regularly attended races in Calgary up to the end of the current season. An enthusiastic reader, especially of mysteries, she regularly perused several newspapers, countless magazines and daily completed at least one cryptic crossword puzzle. With dictionaries always at hand, she was a language purist, pouncing on grammatical and spelling errors. Laura loved nature and enjoyed it in her garden, in city parks and in the wilderness. She hiked the Chilkoot Trail, the West Coast Trail and trails around her favorite spot, Lake O'Hara. Although she travelled through Europe and the Far East, she chose a trip on the Nahanni River as her best vacation. From childhood, dogs were a constant in her life. She leaves behind her last, her beloved Brittany spaniel Rockette.
Although she documented her travels with thousands of photos, Laura seldom could be persuaded to have her own picture taken. Neither did she want a funeral held to mourn her passing. She is survived by three sisters, Alice WADSWORTH and Caroline CREALY both of Hamilton, Ontario, and Ethel MIDGLEY (Bob) of Burlington, Ontario; two nieces, Ellen TAILOR/TAYLOR of Puslinch, Ontario and Patricia WADSWORTH of Hamilton; four nephews, Robert MIDGLEY of Toronto, Philip WADSWORTH of Scarborough, Jerold WADSWORTH of Montreal, Brian WADSWORTH of Waterloo and several great nieces and nephews. A brother, William, and a sister Phyllis, who died in childhood, predeceased her. Her Ontario family plans to gather in Calgary next May for a memorial service. Friends will be notified later of the exact date. Donations in memory of Laura would be gratefully received by the Animal Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 34160, Calgary, Alberta T3C 1S2.
Arrangements entrusted to Pierson's Funeral Service Ltd., Calgary, Alberta. Telephone (403) 235-3602.

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WADSWORTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-28 published
WADSWORTH, Ruby Adele (GARDNER)
Passed away at Saugeen Valley Nursing Home, Mount Forest on Monday, January 24, 2005. Ruby GARDNER in her 92nd year; loving mother of Michael MAHER of Houston, Texas and Linda MAHER of Orangeville stepmother of Leslie, Homer and Cameron; sister of Bud GARDNER and Esther JOHNSTONE; sister-in-law of Babe GARDNER. She will be remembered by all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Memorial Visitation celebrating Ruby's life will be held at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville on Saturday, January 29, 2005 from 1: 00 to 3:00 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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WADSWORTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-08 published
JOHNSTONE, Esther
Peacefully at Ross Memorial Hospital, Palliative Care Unit, Lindsay, on Saturday, March 5, 2005. Esther JOHNSTONE, in her 89th year, was the beloved wife of the late Dr. George Charles JOHNSTONE. Dear mother of Hugh JOHNSTONE of Fenelon Falls, and predeceased by Dr. Robert JOHNSTONE and Nancy JOHNSTONE. Loving grandmother of David, Jim, Steven, Duncan and predeceased by Owen. Loving great-grandmother of Jason, Scott, Andrew, Christopher. Dear sister of Bud GARDNER and his wife Babe and predeceased by Ruby WADSWORTH. Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Sister-in-law of Grace ALTY of Toronto. Private family arrangements have been entrusted to Jardine Funeral Home "Illman-Platten Chapel", 8 Princes' St. West, Fenelon Falls. Memorial donations to the Ross Memorial Hospital, Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and donations can be made at www.jardinefuneralhomes.com.

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