WARNES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-27 published
WARNES, Brian Robert
Peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, June 25, 2005, at the Toronto Grace Hospital Palliative Care. Brian, loving companion of Alicia. Sadly missed by his son Jason. Dear son of Grace, brother of Ronald, Susan, Debbie, Kevin and Cheryl. Predeceased by his father Robert. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Monday, June 27, 2005, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A complete funeral service in the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, 2005. Donations made to Brain Cancer Research or The Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARNES - All Categories in OGSPI

WARNICA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-27 published
Man, 18, killed after Porsche hits tree
An 18-year-old man is dead and a 22-year-old man suffered serious injuries after a single-vehicle crash in Newmarket. A 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo crashed into a tree on Bayview Ave. at College St about 7 a.m. Thursday, police said.
"A high rate of speed and worn tires were contributing factors," Det. Const Adam STOCK said.
The driver, Glenn WARNICA of Bradford, was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger was taken by air ambulance to Sunnybrook hospital with a severe head injury.
Page B3

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARNICA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-27 published
WARNICA, Glenn William Turcotte
Suddenly, as the result of a car accident on Thursday, August 25th, 2005, Glenn passed away in his 19th year. Loving son of proud parents, Dave WARNICA and Dianne TURCOTTE and brother to Cole. Dear grand_son of Bill and Joyce TURCOTTE and Betty and Jim WARNICA and predeceased by grandmother Joyce McLean TURCOTTE. Glenn will be sadly missed by his many uncles, aunts, cousins and Friends. Friends will be received at the Taylor Funeral Home 'Newmarket Chapel', 524 Davis Drive on Monday, August 29th and Tuesday, August 30th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Private Funeral Service and interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of donations and flowers, the family requests that you simply show kindness and love to one another as Glenn would have done.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARNICA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-07 published
BURNS, Velma Irene " Sue" (née WARNICA)
Peacefully at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston on Saturday, November 5th, 2005. Sue (née WARNICA,) in her 87th year, beloved wife of the late Edwin BURNS. Predeceased by her beloved companion Grant LAW. Loving mother of Ross and his wife Marjorie. Sadly missed by her granddaughter Elaine LAW and her great-grand_son Ryan. Cremation has taken place. Interment of ashes will take place in Collingwood United Cemetery 1: 00 p.m. Tuesday, November 15th, 2005. Donations in Sue's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham, 905-936-3477.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARNICA - All Categories in OGSPI

WARNING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-22 published
LYCETT, Everett
Of Old Mill Road, Delhi, passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Thursday, October 20, 2005 in his 79th year. Graduate of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Engineering. Past President and Secretary of the Rotary Club of Delhi for many years and was also the Recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship Award. Treasurer of DelGold Villa Rotary Heights. Beloved husband of the Late Helen Elizabeth LYCETT (nee: WARNING.) Loving father of Cathy DALY (Alan), Delhi; Wendy LYCETT, London and Timothy Alan LYCETT (Penelope) of London. Cherished grandfather of Aaron LYCETT (Tiffany) and Meaghan and Sean DALY. Dear brother of Helen NESBITT (Late Jack) of Elora and brother-in-law of Pat LYCETT of Simcoe. Also survived by several nieces and by his nephew. Predeceased by his sister Marjorie ASHTON (Late Newton) and by his brother Alfred "Bud" LYCETT. Friends may call at the Murphy Funeral Home, Delhi for visitation on Sunday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, October 24, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with Lay Pastoral Minister-in-Training. Cheryl FITCH officiating. Interment in Delhi Cemetery. Donations to the Delhi Community Health Centre or the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARNING - All Categories in OGSPI

WARNOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-02 published
NELSON, Helen Mary (née WARNOCK)
With profound sadness we announce the passing of Helen Mary NELSON (née WARNOCK,) on Tuesday, February 1st, 2005 at Sunnybrook and Women's Health Sciences Centre, at the age of 87 after a lengthy battle with kidney disease. Born in Castor, Alberta on October 25th, 1917, daughter of the late Jack and Laura (REYNOLDS) WARNOCK. Helen was the beloved wife of Harold Ira NELSON since 1945, and the loving mother of Lora Ellen and William Harold. She was educated in Castor, and a graduate of Mount Royal College and the University of Alberta.
She taught school in Spirit River, in Donalda, and in Camrose, Alberta. She was a social worker with the Young Women's Christian Association in Ottawa, Toronto and in Summit, New Jersey. A dedicated Christian, she was an active member of Eglinton St. George's United Church, including membership in the United Church Women's Group. She was also a member of the University Arts Women's Club at the University of Toronto.
Helen will be sorely missed by her family and many Friends.
Friends may call at the Trull 'North Toronto' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Thursday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and from 7:00 to 9:00. The funeral service will be held at Eglinton St. George's United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd on Friday at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation will follow the service.
Donations may be made to Lions Camp Dorset, (P.O. Box #306, Dorset, Ontario P0A 1E0) or to Sunnybrook and Women's Health Sciences Centre.
The family would like to express their gratitude and thanks to Dr. MCCANN, Dr. CATTRAN, Dr. TOBE, Dr. OLIVER and Dr. BENNETT as well as the nursing staff of the Renal Department and others at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARNOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-12 published
WARNOCK, Phyllis Jean (née PARKER)
Peacefully, on Tuesday, February 8th, 2005 at the William Osler Health Centre, Etobicoke Campus. Loving mother of John and his wife Florence of Palm Harbor, Florida, Kirk of Georgetown and Jamie and his wife Kelly of Georgetown. Loved grandmother of Megan, Emily, Sam, Olivia and Mackenzie. Dear sister of John and his wife Pat PARKER of Bracebridge. Predeceased by her sister Shirley ARMSTRONG and her brother-in-law Gerald ARMSTRONG. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home and Cremation Centre (11582 Trafalgar Rd., north of Maple Ave., Georgetown) 905-877-3631 on Saturday, February 26th, from 10: 00 a.m. until time of Memorial Service held in the chapel at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Reception to follow in the Trafalgar Room. In memory contributions to the Halton Region Lung Association would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARNOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-23 published
BOLTON, Michael Terence Henry
Age 75 at Toronto on February 21, 2005. Michael, faithful husband of Yvonne, father of Terry (Colleen) and Kathleen (Ray KONRAD,) grandfather of Theresa, Andrew, Christine, Matthew and Daniel, brother of Lorena WARNOCK. Visitation from 12: 00-2:00, Saturday, February 26, with Funeral Service, 2: 00 at the First Alliance Church, 3250 Finch Ave. East (at Bridletowne Circle), with reception to follow. Donations in Michael's memory to the First Alliance Church Memorial Fund would be greatly appreciated by his family.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARNOCK - All Categories in OGSPI

WARR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-19 published
Robert FREEDOM, Surgeon 1941-2005
The director of cardiology at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children was a widely respected surgeon who wrote hefty textbooks and played a key role in the royal commission that investigated the mystery deaths of 36 baby patients
By Allison LAWLOR, Special to The Globe and Mail, Thursday, May 19, 2005, Page S11
Halifax -- Known by his peers as "Mr. Pediatric Cardiology," Robert FREEDOM was widely respected for his clinical skills and for his training of cardiologists from around the world, and as a prolific author of clinical research and textbooks, several of which are considered classics in the field. Less happily, he figured large in a sensational 1981 murder probe and a subsequent royal commission that investigated the deaths of more than 30 babies at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children
It wasn't uncommon to find the head of cardiology at Sick Kids hunched over his desk in the early morning hours writing. Over his career, Dr. FREEDOM wrote more than 400 medical papers, 125 book chapters, and eight textbooks, including the formidably large Atlas of Congenital Heart Disease and the Natural and Modified History of Congenital Heart Disease. Published in 2003, it was the last of his textbooks.
Robert Mark FREEDOM was a native of Maryland, where he and his twin brother, Gary, experienced a disruptive childhood. Shortly after they were born, their parents divorced and they had virtually no contact with their father, a neurologist and an eighth-generation physician. When they were still young, they moved to Southern California and were soon placed together in boarding schools and residential homes. The brothers remained close throughout their lives.
Robert studied medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles; Gary went on to earn a PhD in geography. Initially focused on neurosurgery, Dr. FREEDOM soon found a new interest. At medical school, he was asked to perform four autopsies on babies or children with congenital cardiac disease; from that experience, he decided to pursue a new path in medicine.
After finishing medical school, he was accepted for an internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Boston. While there, he also studied pediatric cardiology. In 1972, he was recruited by Richard ROWE, then director of pediatric cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, to become the director of the diagnostic cardiac catheterization laboratory and assistant professor of pediatrics. When Dr. ROWE, who had become his mentor, was recruited to take over as director of cardiology at the Hospital for Sick Children in 1973, he asked Dr. FREEDOM to join him in Toronto.
Dr. FREEDOM moved to Canada in the summer of 1974 and spent the rest of his career there, dedicating himself to the hospital and the faculty of medicine at the University of Toronto. But the next decade did not unfold so smoothly, and there were times when he must have questioned his choice of careers, or at least hospitals.
On March 25, 1981, police accused Sick Kids nurse Susan NELLES of murdering baby Justin COOK. Two days later, she was charged with murdering three other infants. More than a year later, in May of 1982, Ms. NELLES was discharged at a preliminary hearing. A royal commission headed by Mr. Justice Samuel GRANGE of the Supreme Court of Ontario then examined the circumstances surrounding Ms. NELLES's arrest and prosecution.
The commission also tried to reconstruct events at the hospital from June 30, 1980, to March 22, 1981, to determine whether the babies died of heart defects or were murdered by overdoses of the heart drug digoxin. All told, the commission investigated 36 deaths.
In September of 1983, Dr. FREEDOM testified before the commission that he had told several of his relatives that "someone is killing our babies" after he learned that large amounts of digoxin had been found in a baby who died in March of 1981. Days later, he repeated the comment to Metro Toronto Police Staff-Sergeant Anthony WARR. He said he was convinced that something malevolent had transpired at the hospital after three babies died with high levels of the heart drug in their bodies.
"I believe I made the comment to my wife or my brother-in-law and his wife late on the Saturday night [March 21] after I heard of the digoxin readings on [infant] Allana MILLER," Dr. FREEDOM said. "The digoxin levels in the baby had been low [in the afternoon] and then they were sky-high. I thought something malicious was going on."
Dr. FREEDOM testified that when he learned of the high readings on the night of March 21, he thought, "My God, how can she go from a very low level to a very high level?... I wonder if it's murder?"
The commission also heard that he was so alarmed about the deaths that he told another doctor during a catherization on Justin COOK: "If this baby dies, we have a murderer on our hands."
Judge GRANGER later heard that Dr. FREEDOM had provided a vital link in the murder investigation when he told a homicide detective that problems with an intravenous line could have resulted in a digoxin overdose slowly infusing into the baby's body over several hours, making it possible for Ms. NELLES to have given the drug to the infant before she went off duty on the evening before the infant died.
At the preliminary hearing, Ms. NELLES was cleared of all charges after the judge found insufficient evidence to send the case to trial.
In 1986, Dr. FREEDOM succeeded his mentor as director of cardiology at Sick Kids, a post he held until the fall of 2000, when he stepped down because of failing health.
"We're one of the largest and best-known divisions of pediatric cardiology in the world," said Lee BENSON, a long-time colleague.
A big burly man, Dr. FREEDOM demanded high standards not only from himself but from everyone around him, and he could be intimidating. During his teaching rounds, medical students were known to tremble with fright. But, as a professor, he won his fair share of awards. He also helped in developing a three-year, sub-specialty training program in pediatric cardiology at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. FREEDOM was known among colleagues for his encyclopedic memory. If another doctor so much as mentioned a study in an obscure publication, he was able to recall not only details but authors and publication date, said his friend and colleague Shi-Joon YOO.
His patients loved him. "The parents worshipped the ground he walked on," said Dr. BENSON, adding that years later he remembered their names. Obsessive about his work, he spent all hours of the day and night in the hospital. "He lived at Sick Kids," said his wife, Penny, whom he met in the late 1980s after a couple of failed marriages.
Despite suffering from diabetes, Dr. FREEDOM didn't take care of his own health. He enjoyed Scotch, smoking cigars and eating whatever he desired. "Bob did things his way," Dr. BENSON said.
Not one to usually take vacations, he changed his mind after a trip to Granville Ferry in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley. Located on the Annapolis River, he fell in love with the place and would spend a month there each year until he retired.
Dr. FREEDOM received several awards, including the Council Award of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, presented to Ontario physicians who are judged to have been closest to meeting society's vision of an "ideal" physician. In 2000, he was named to the Order of Ontario.
Robert FREEDOM was born on February 27, 1941, in Baltimore. He died on May 7, 2005, in Halifax of renal failure as a result of diabetes. He was 64. He leaves his wife Penny and stepson Jonathan.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-09 published
VANGELISTI, Lilia Rose (née RICCI)
On Mother's Day, with her children supporting her, Lil took her final steps with her challenging dance partner. 'Ma' is lovingly remembered by her children, Diana, Liana, Dina, Jim and Devroy, as a salsa queen, basketball star, aqua belle, puzzle fanatic, party girl, devoted sports fan and 'Nonna' to Bella, Guinness, Keiko, Max and Mya. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Norman, and her parents, Joseph and Mary RICCI. She will be greatly missed by her brother, sisters and many relatives; her new 'family' at Port Credit Village Condo A; and her many Friends in Toronto and Wasaga Beach. Heartfelt thanks to the wonderful medical and nursing teams at the Princess Margaret Hospital, especially Dr. BRANDWEIN, Dr. Anna, and Dr. WARR; Deborah and Darlene at the Transfusion Clinic; and Rebecca at the Palliative Care Unit. Also a special thank-you to her homecare team: Marie and Joanne from St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Indebted to Greg DONNELY and representatives of the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. Friends and family will be received at Lynett Funeral Home at the following times: Tuesday, May 10th, 2005, 1: 00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Wednesday, May 11th, 11: 00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. A celebration of Lil's life will take place at 1: 00 p.m. at Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas Street West (east of Runnymede), 416-767-1176. Interment to follow at Sanctuary Park Cemetery, 1567 Royal York Road, 416-244-9891. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 416-946-6560 or 1-866-224-6560, www.pmhf.uhn.ca

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-25 published
HARTE, Margaret Theresa (née DONNELLY)
After a long and courageous battle with breast cancer, it is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret Theresa HARTE (née DONNELLY) on Monday, October 24, 2005 at home surrounded by her family. Margaret was the loving wife of Gerard "Gerry" Francis HARTE; loving mother to Gerry (Margaret,) Brendan (Julie,) Colin (Lori), Patricia (Rob); sister of Martin, Reggie, Michael and Frank DONNELLY; grandmother to Ciara. Margaret's family gave her the most pleasure, to watch them succeed, excel and enjoy life gave her the greatest joy. Even through her illness Margaret was a pillar of strength to her family, providing them with unconditional love and reassurance. A special thank you to Doctor WARR, Doctor EASTON and Doctor LUI and Princess Margaret Hospital and the Brantford General Hospital and the Victorian Order of Nurses nurses. The family will receive Friends at the McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Road North, Brantford on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers on Wednesday at 8: 30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 9 Waverley Street, Brantford. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. If Friends so desire, memorial donations made to Stedman Community Hospice, 99 Wayne Gretzky Parkway, Brantford or the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully appreciated. McCleister 519-758-1553 mccleisterfuneralhome@rogers.com"Always in our hearts"

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARR - All Categories in OGSPI

WARREN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-07-13 published
SUTHERLAND, Edna " Teddy" (née MacINTOSH)
Peacefully, at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Monday, July 11th, 2005. Edna Pauline SUTHERLAND (née MacINTOSH) of Kelso Villa and formerly of R.R.#2, Kemble, in her 89th year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Edward SUTHERLAND. Much loved mother of Harold SUTHERLAND and his wife, Chayle, of R.R.#2, Owen Sound and Doug SUTHERLAND and his wife, Leanne, of R.R.#2, Kemble. Loving grandmother of Jennifer PRENTICE and her husband, Chris; Mike SUTHERLAND and his wife, Allison; Kristy, Paul, Kelsey and Kerry SUTHERLAND. Proud great-grandmother of Kaleb, Paige, Alex, Ashley and Meghan. Teddy will be sadly missed by her brother, Ken MacINTOSH and his wife, Bev, of Owen Sound; her sister, Orion PAQUETTE and her husband, Bernie, of Calgary; and her five sister-in-laws, Eleanor CORBY, Marg McLELLAN, Grace SUTHERLAND, Mabel SMITH and Iva SUTHERLAND. Predeceased by her parents, John and Jenny MacINTOSH her brothers, Charlie, Marsh, Doug and Captain Jack MacINTOSH and Percy WARREN and her sister, Mildred MacGILLIVRAY. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 14th Street West, Owen Sound (376-7492) on Wednesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Teddy SUTHERLAND will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, July 14th, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. with Reverend David SHEARMAN officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Kemble United Church or the Grey Bruce Health Services Foundation as your expression of sympathy.
Page A2

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-12 published
SMITH, Robert " Bob" J. E.
So peacefully in the loving arms of his cherished wife and best friend Rhea JOY, and surrounded by the love and support of family and Friends, Bob SMITH left us to embark on a new journey January 8th, 2005.
Missing him yet celebrating his ascension are many. His beloved Rhea and children Kerrie and Bepin ZEKA, Li and Dan PRESSEY and Scott & Gloria SMITH will continue to put into practice the lessons learned through his boundless unconditional love, guidance and mentorship. With his love in their hearts forever, his grandchildren, Sarah, Kevin, Niki and Caroline will hold close their memories of storytelling, long walks and conversations about nature, play times and endless snuggles. His sister Evelyn WATRAL will always cherish the strong Friendship that bound them and their families throughout the years and mutual support dating from rural Wardsville, Ontario to present day. He spent many of his most treasured times with his nieces and nephews, Susan and Steve SIZE, Carl and Laura WATRAL and Rob WATRAL. With years of fond memories they will continue to be mainstays of care and support which bind a family together. A large extended family of cousins, sisters and brothers in-law, nieces, nephews and their children can be assured that Uncle Bob cherished our reunions and revelled in watching the children (and adults) play while he caught up on everyone's latest news.
Amongst the many family and Friends welcoming Bob to heaven are his Mother and Father Margaret and Glenn SMITH, Mother and Father-in-law Caroline and Harold THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Brother in-law Walter (Pop) WATRAL. In addition to being a tireless advocate, volunteer, lay minister, faithful and enthusiastic supporter of his church and helper to anyone in the community in greater need than he, Bob was immensely proud of his career at the once Huron and Erie Trust Company, later to become Canada Trust. Starting as a bank teller, Bob rapidly rose through the ranks to become a most respected senior executive. After his “retirement” he utilized his accumulated professional experience to assist his niece Sue at Thorne Property Management Ltd. Following that he embarked upon a third career; that of caregiver, friend, music teacher and chauffeur to his grandchildren.
Special thanks to Dick and Kathy WARREN for their selfless contributions to our family's healing and Pastor Paul BROWNING for his visits and support. To our fellow campers at Sugarbush Campground, Bayfield, Ontario, our family extends our gratitude on behalf of Bob for the many years of friend-ship and fun. To his Trinity United Church family, it was important to Bob that you know how much he appreciated you and that he felt all of your prayers. The caring staff of the Oncology Unit, London Health Sciences Centre Westminster Campus 7th floor, Tower 2 has indelibly etched in our minds what giving is all about.
At his request cremation has taken place and a celebration of Bob's time here will be held at Trinity United Church, 76 Doulton Street (at Hale St.) in London, Ontario, on Saturday, January 15th at 1 p.m. with Pastor Paul BROWNING officiating. A reception will be held in the lower level of the church following the service, in the hope that family and Friends may gath-er for a time of fellowship and remem-brance. Robert James Emiel SMITH wishes that in lieu of flowers, donations in his memory be made to Trinity United Church. Arrangements entrusted to Needham Funeral Service, 520 Dundas Street London.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-18 published
WARREN, Pearl (née NICKELS)
At Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia, on Monday, January 17, 2005. Pearl WARREN (née NICKELS,) in her 100th year, of Petrolia and formerly of Camlachie. Beloved wife of the late Benjamin WARREN (1978.) Dear sister of Dorothy COOPER of Petrolia and the late Wilfred, Percy, William, Frederick and James NICKELS, Beulah FOSS and Orabelle (McQueen) LUNDY. Dear sister-in-law to Effie NICKELS of Bothwell, Bessie NICKELS of Petrolia, Florence NICKELS of Wiarton and Edna NICKELS of London. Special aunt of Loretta and Tom NEEDHAM, Janice HART and Michael HOUSEMAN, Edna SMITH and Harold, Roy and Ruth NICKELS, Jack and Gloria NORRIS and several more nieces and nephews. Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wyoming Chapel, Broadway Street, Wyoming, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2005, at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Lakeview Cemetery, Sarnia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Therapeutic Gardens at Lambton Meadowview Villa or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Memories and condolences may be sent on-line at www.needhamjay.com Pearl's family wishes to express "a special thanks" to all the staff at Lambton Meadowview Villa for their compassionate and loving care of Aunt Pearl.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-22 published
PETRYNA, Thelma (LA DOUCEUR)
Age 76. Passed away January 7th, 2005. Mother of sons Chris, Mike, Jeff and their families. Loved sister of Douglas LA DOUCEUR (Gloria), Lexington, Michigan, Theresa LAFORET (Paul), Robert LA DOUCEUR, London, Barbara DOBSON, Eileen WARREN, Bonnie CALLUM (Dave) all of Windsor. Predeceased by parents Dieudonne LA DOUCEUR, Florence SCHOLEY, brother-in-law Bill DOBSON, Mike WARREN. Memorial service July 29th, 2005, 11 a.m., Saint John's Vianney with Father Tom BLONDIN.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-26 published
WARREN, Reverend Douglas Stewart
Suddenly at home on Sunday, January 23rd, 2005 Reverend Douglas Stewart WARREN, age 77 years. (Retired Minister Eldad/Hampton Pastor Charge) Beloved husband of Vange WARREN. Dear father of Mark and his wife Beth, Randy and his wife Catharina and Bruce and his wife Trish. Loving "Grampa" of 11 grandchildren. He is survived by his brother Bernie and his wife Lois and by his 2 sisters Joyce and Marg. Visitation will take place at The Northcutt Elliott Funeral Home, 53 Division Street, N. Bowmanville, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, January 26th, 2005. A Memorial Service will be held in Hampton United Church 11 a.m. Thursday, January 27th. An additional service will take place Saturday, January 29th, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. at Rountree Memorial United Church, London, Ontario. Memorial donations may be made to World Vision, Bible Art Ministries or Bible League. www.northcuttelliott.com

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-14 published
IRWIN, Garnet " Ross"
Garnet "Ross" of Saint Thomas, on Saturday, February 12, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Audrey (GEE) IRWIN and dearly loved father of Debra "Deb" VOSBOURGH of Woodstock and Ruth and her husband Bill WARREN of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by a daughter Louise IRWIN and by a sister Dorene McKENZIE. Much loved grandfather of Debbie and Jason HOMAN, Bill WARREN, Becky and Tyler BRADSHAW and great grandfather of Ashton James BRADSHAW. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Ross was born in Toronto, on November 2, 1922, the son of the late Cecil WELLINGTON and Lorene IRWIN. He lived most of his life in Saint Thomas and worked over 25 years at Timken and then worked at Thermodisc. He served overseas in the Army during World War 2 and was an avid golfer. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-15 published
IRWIN, Garnet " Ross"
Garnet "Ross" of Saint Thomas, on Saturday, February 12, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Audrey (GEE) IRWIN and dearly loved father of Deborah "Deb" VOSBOURGH of Woodstock and Ruth and her husband Bill WARREN of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by a daughter Louise IRWIN and by a sister Dorene McKENZIE. Much loved grandfather of Debbie and Jason HOMAN, Bill WARREN, Becky and Tyler BRADSHAW and great grandfather of Ashton James BRADSHAW. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Ross was born in Toronto, on November 2, 1922, the son of the late Cecil WELLINGTON and Lorene IRWIN. He lived most of his life in Saint Thomas and worked over 25 years at Timken and then worked at Thermodisc. He served overseas in the Army during World War 2. and was an avid golfer. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-08 published
MacLELLAN, Charles
Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family and in the presence of God, Charlie MacLELLAN passed away at the age of 51 years, on Monday March 7, 2005. Born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, son of the late Dorothy and Norman MacLELLAN. Dear brother of Willena (Lannie PORTEOUS), Robert (Joanne), Mamie (the late Fred) BURCHELL, James (Donna), Shirley (John) HEFFERNAN, Flora (Keith) WARREN, Diane, Darlene and Albert Paul, and brother-in-law to Carol. Predeceased by brothers Roddie and John Norman. Remembered by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, in the Maritimes and Ontario. Charlie worked for a time in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia and at Goodwill Industries in London. Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (1 block east of Egerton) on Wednesday from 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held in the Evans Chapel on Thursday March 10, 2005, at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Fred MacKINNON officiating. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Charles MacLELLAN.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-09 published
MacLELLAN, Charles
Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family and in the presence of God, Charlie MacLELLAN passed away at the age of 51 years, on Monday March 7, 2005. Born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, son of the late Dorothy and Norman MacLELLAN. Dear brother of Willena (Lannie PORTEOUS), Robert (Joanne), Mamie (the late Fred) BURCHELL, James (Donna), Shirley (John) HEFFERNAN, Flora (Keith) WARREN, Diane, Darlene and Albert Paul, and brother-in-law to Carol. Predeceased by brothers Roddie and John Norman. Remembered by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, in the Maritimes and Ontario. Charlie worked for a time in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia and at Goodwill Industries in London. Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (1 block east of Egerton) on Wednesday from 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held in the Evans Chapel on Thursday March 10, 2005, at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Fred MacKINNON officiating. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Charles MacLELLAN.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-20 published
CORNELL, Harold D.
Peacefully at the London Health Sciences Centre, Westminster Campus, on Monday, April 18, 2005, Harold D. CORNELL of Lambeth in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Sandra STANEK. Predeceased by his first wife Kathleen CORNELL (1987.) Dearly loved father of Wayne (Karen) CORNELL of Delaware; Gary (Elaine) CORNELL of Lambeth; Patty (Brian) WARREN of Glencoe and Bonnie (George) MOIR of Ilderton. Loved grandfather of Laura and Jason; Jennifer, Andrew and Jeff; Marcie (Aron), John and Julie; Jean, Greg and Tracy. Dear brother of Melvin (Florence) CORNELL of Lambeth and Betty CORNELL of London. Predeceased by a brother Bill and a sister Donalda. Friends and relatives may call at the McFarlane & Roberts Funeral Home (2240 Wharncliffe Rd., S., Lambeth) on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 22, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Dr. Ron DAKIN officiating. Interment Woodhull Cemetery, Ki lworth. Remembrances may be made to the London Regional Cancer Centre or the charity of choice. Please sign the Family Book of Condolence at www.obituariestoday.com

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-30 published
STONEHOUSE, Mary E. (née HANKS)
Mary E. (HANKS) a resident of R.R.#4 Dresden, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, May 27, 2005 at the age of 88. Born in Dawn Twp., daughter of the late Stanley and Nettie (ACKERT) HANKS. Beloved wife of Ralph STONEHOUSE. Loving mother of Sharon and Wayne Dowdall of Perth and Don STONEHOUSE of R.R.#4 Dresden. Loving grandma of JoAnn WARREN and her husband Brad, Pamela Steele CHARRON and her husband Kenneth, and Michelle STEELE. Sadly missed by greatgrandchildren Kelly and Riley WARREN, Griffin and Lydia CHARRON. Dear sister of Clare and the late Lyle HEBDEN of Dawn Twp. Loving Aunt of Pat and Paul O'BRIEN of Chatham. The STONEHOUSE family received Friends at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, 72 Victoria Street, Thamesville on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday, May 30, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Andrew SONG of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Dresden officiating. Interment Blackburn Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. A tree will be planted in memory of Mary STONEHOUSE in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-04 published
LAWRENCE, Dianne M.
Unexpectedly at her residence in Springfield, on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 Dianne M. LAWRENCE, in her 65th year. Loving mother of Scott and Tammy, Michelle and Cliff WARREN and Michael and Virginia. Proud grandma of Sydney. Dear sister-in-law of Dolores MURRAY. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Predeceased by her mother Doris HILL (2004) and step-father William HILL (1982) and brother Kenneth MURRAY (2000.) Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home (2240 Wharncliffe Rd., S., Lambeth) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the complete Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 6, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation. Donations to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 790 Bay Street, Suite 1000, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1N8 gratefully acknowledged. Please sign the Family Book of Condolence at www.obituariestoday.com

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-09 published
WARREN, Lorene Anna (formerly McFADDEN, née CURTS)
Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health-Bowmanville on Tuesday, June 7th, 2005. Beloved wife of Jack WARREN and the late Bob McFADDEN (1974.) Dear mother of Cynthia McFADDEN, step mother of Randy WARREN and grandmother of Michael. Survived by sisters Eunice CRIPPS (the late Walter), Norma WAUN (Lloyd), Erma BAIRD (the late Bob) and Eleanor RITCHIE (Clare.) Daughter of the late Lawrence and Minnie CURTS of Parkhill, Ontario. Lorene will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, family and Friends. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel" 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Thursday, June 9th from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 10th at 3: 00 p.m. A Service of Committal will take place on Saturday, June 11th at Highland Memory Gardens, 33 Memory Gardens Lane, Don Mills. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Durham Regional Cancer Centre.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-20 published
EDWARDS, Margaret Angela " Angel" (née THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON)
Passed away peacefully at her residence, Caressant Care on Mary Bucke, Saint Thomas on Tuesday, October 18, 2005, in her 96th year. Wife of the late Harry E. EDWARDS (1986.) Beloved mother of Doreen and her husband Herbert R. WARREN, Philip J. EDWARDS, all of Saint Thomas, Robert J. EDWARDS, David J. EDWARDS and his wife Linda, all of Toronto, late (infant) Mary Ila EDWARDS (1953) and the late Donald W.G. EDWARDS (2004.) Loved grandmother of Stephanie (WARREN) PLUE and her husband Kevin of St. Catharines, H. Stephen WARREN and his wife Susan of Portland, Ontario, James EDWARDS of Petrolia, Sandy (EDWARDS) Morrison and her husband Terry of London, Thomas and Denise EDWARDS, both of Toronto. Loving Nana to great-grandchildren, Kelly-Mae MORRISON of London, Alexandria and Elizabeth PLUE of St. Catharines, and Matthew and Adam WARREN of Portland, Ontario. Also survived by a sister, Lillian THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Montreal and several nieces and nephews and predeceased by brothers, James, Albert, Philip and William Thompson and a sister, Mary HAYES. Angela was born in Québec City, Québec on December 19, 1909, the daughter of the late William and Margaret Alice (BRADY) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. She was a member of Saint Anne's Roman Catholic Church, Saint Thomas. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. (Prayers will be recited at 7 p.m.). A memorial mass will be celebrated at Saint Anne's Roman Catholic Church, Saint Thomas on Saturday at 10: 30 a.m. followed by interment of the cremated remains in Holy Angels' Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. If so desired, memorial donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, the Victorian Order of Nurses or the Elgin Association for Community Living will be appreciated.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-28 published
WARREN, Wilfred
In loving memory of Wilfred WARREN, who passed away October 28, 2004 A cherished Husband, Father, Grandfather and Step-Grandfather. Taken from us so suddenly no chance to say good-bye. We miss you from our home, We miss you from thy place, A shadow o'er our life is cast, We miss the sunshine of your face. We miss your kind and willing hand, Your fond and earnest care, Our home is dark without you, We miss you everywhere. Forever loved, wife Marion and family.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-31 published
STERLING, Marie
On Saturday, October 29, 2005 Marie STERLING passed away in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd STERLING (1993.) Loving mother of Miriam WARREN and husband John, Pauline TALLING and husband Neil, Roland and wife Sharon, John and wife Wilma, Elizabeth ENNIS and husband Christopher. Devoted Grandma of Brent STERLING and wife Susan, Jason TRIMBLE and wife Nikke, Colleen COLLINS and husband Jeff, David STERLING and wife Allison, Scott TRIMBLE, and Steven STERLING, and great grandma of Austin TRIMBLE, Anna STERLING and Grace COLLINS. Predeceased by sisters Martha HOBSON and Margaret FERRIS. Survived by her sister-in-law Azetta STEPHENS. Friends will be received at Memorial Funeral Home (1559 Fanshawe Park Road East, London) for visitation on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005 from 11-12 noon. Funeral Service to follow at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers donations to the New Life Prison Ministry, or the charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged by the family.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-29 published
WARREN, Kathryn Winton " Kay" (née TAILOR/TAYLOR)
Kay was born on September 5, 1914 and died peacefully at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Friday, November 25, 2005. Kay was the beloved wife of the late J. Bertram WARREN (1978,) the proud mother of John (Joan) and Nancy and equally proud grandmother of Heather, Katie, John, Chris and the late Stuart (1992) and great-grandmother of Allison. Kay is also survived by her sister Jean HUNT and brother Cam (Ruby) TAILOR/TAYLOR. She was predeceased by her parents George and Evelyn TAILOR/TAYLOR and her sister Ruth BROWN. A private family service has been held. As expressions of sympathy donations to the charity of your choice or to the Stuart Warren Memorial Fund, c/o Royal St. George's College, 120 Howland Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 3B5. Arrangements entrusted to the Barthel Funeral Home, (653-3251). Tributes may be made on line at www.mem.com

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-24 published
WARREN, Gary
In loving memory of Gary WARREN, who passed away, December 25, 1982. So slow to anger or rebuke, So quick to sparkling laughter, His presence in our home was loved By all; and now, his memory after. Sadly missed, forever loved by Mom and sister Donna, brothers Michael, Brian and Reggie.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-27 published
WILCOX, Ella May (WILLIAMS)
Peacefully, went home to be with the Lord and Saviour, at the Maple Manor, Tillsonburg on Sunday, December 25th, 2005, Ella May (WILLIAMS) WILCOX, formerly of R.R.#1 Otterville, in her 104th year. Born in S.W. Oxford Twsp., November 12, 1902 daughter of the late George "Albert" WILLIAMS of N. Norwich Twsp., and the late former Mildred WARREN. (Ella May WILCOX was a dedicated member of the Springford Baptist Church, Ladies' Mission Circle and she taught Sunday School for over 50 years). She was also a former volunteer with the Canadian Bible Society. Predeceased by her husband Lloyd E. WILCOX (1971.) Much loved mother and mother-in-law of: Don WILCOX and his wife Dorothy of R.R.#1 Otterville Lorna and her husband Don GRATHAM of Saint Mary's, Ontario, Verna and her husband Cecil KESTER of Brampton, and Gordon WILCOX and his wife Jean of Ladysmith, British Columbia. Proud and loving grandmother of 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grand_son Owen. Predeceased by a sister Ada WILLIAMS. Resting at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg (842-4238) where "A Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving For The Life Of Ella May WILCOX" will be conducted on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Verhoeve Funeral Home Chapel by Reverend Alan SILVESTER of Tillsonburg. Interment to follow in the Springford Cemetery. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the "Gideons" or the "Canadian Bible Society" would be gratefully acknowledged by the WILCOX family. Visitation times are Wednesday 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway Tillsonburg.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-13 published
WARREN, Margot Ann, B.A., LL.B., 56 years
Suddenly, on January 7, 2005 at the Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto. Formerly of Windsor. Loving daughter of the late Charles (2000) and Jane WARREN (née GILBERT) (2000.) Dear sister of Brian WARREN and wife Judy. Loving aunt to Kristen and Bradley. Upon receiving her law degree from the University of Windsor, Margot moved to Toronto where she practiced law for almost 30 years. A private family Memorial Service will take place at the Marcotte Funeral Home and Chapel, 12105 Tecumseh Rd., Tecumseh (519-735-2830) Fr. Gerard DEWAN will officiate. Interment of cremated remains at St. Andrew's Cemetery, Lakeshore, Ontario. Special thanks to Shannon REILLY, Leslie, Don, Christopher, and Katrina RILEY, Anne MONTGOMERY and Lynda TANAKA for their assistance and support. As your expression of sympathy, a donation to the Sunnybrook Women's Foundation, Critical Care Unit, 2075 Bayview Ave., Toronto, M4N 3M5 would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Margot WARREN in the Marcotte Heritage Forest. A dedication service will be held on September 25, 2005. All are welcome. The family invites you to sign the Book of Condolence or to share a memory at www.obituariestoday.com. Arrangements for a memorial service in Toronto will be announced later.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-14 published
MADDAMS, Stanley George
Born October 22, 1915 in Hatfield, England. Passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Veterans Hospital on January 12, 2005. Stanley served in the British army during World War 2. He is predeceased by his wife Eleanor and survived by his loving children Jill, Nancy (Lorne) and Ross and his grandchildren Alissa, David, Angela and Tessa. Also by his sister Kathleen WARREN of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba and brother Geoff MADDAMS of London, England. Cremation will be followed by a private ceremony. The family wishes to thank the nursing staff and volunteers at Sunnybrook's K wing for their excellent care of our father for many years. Donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-25 published
JEWELL, Anna " Mildred" (JOHNSTON)
After a lengthy illness Mildred passed away peacefully Friday January 21, 2005 at Hillsdale Estates, Oshawa in her 96th year. Predeceased by parents Wm. Gordon JOHNSTON and Anna Amelia Bell HENSTRIDGE. Mildred was the beloved wife of the late Ralph Herbert JEWELL, loving sister of Nellie CROMBIE (South Africa) predeceased by sisters Marie WARREN, Edna HORSWILL, and brothers Charles JOHNSTON, Gordon JOHNSTON and William JOHNSTON. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service 847 King Street West 905-721-1234 for visitation Saturday January 29 from 10: 00 am until Memorial Service in the Chapel 11: 00 am. Donations made to charity of choice would be appreciated.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-02 published
WARREN, Paul Sidney
Passed away suddenly on Friday, January 28, 2005 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital at the age of 84. A member of the Guinea Pig Burn Victims Club, East Grinstead, England and retired Air Traffic Controller. Predeceased by wife Paddy (née BRENNAN). Loving father of Paddy WARREN, Lynda May MORAN and Angela SIM and her husband Gary. Devoted grandfather of nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Predeceased by his brother Joseph. Survived by his brother Raymond. A Memorial Service will be held at the Ward Funeral Home Chapel, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville (905-844-3221) on Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment to take place at Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery. A reception to follow. Donations may be made to the Ross Tilley Burn Centre, Sunnybrook Hospital.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-14 published
Klaus Dietmar WOERNER, Entrepreneur 1939-2005
The German-born tool-and-die maker with enormous willpower founded ATS, a Kitchener, Ontario, company that is now a global leader in automated manufacturing solutions, Sandra MARTIN writes
By Sandra MARTIN, Monday, February 14, 2005 - Page S6
A precision mechanic who arrived in Canada in 1960 with nothing but his skill, energy and ambition, Klaus WOERNER went on to become the founder of ATS, a specialized designer and supplier of automation systems, that now has 4,000 employees in 26 locations around the world and annual sales of more than $650-million. He was named Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year in 1997.
He wasn't a big man, but he was powerful. When he walked into a room, you could feel the crackle in the air. He could be impatient, and when he got excited his slight German accent became more pronounced, but he was very approachable and he never held a grudge.
"There was no way you could work with Klaus and not be Friends with him," said Ron JUTRAS, who has succeeded Mr. WOERNER as president of ATS. "He was a very good judge of character and he always had time for people. It didn't matter what your role was in the company, he would find a way to include you in social gatherings."
Although he wanted people in the company to bring him solutions, not problems, one of his best skills was problem solving. "He loved rolling up his sleeves and getting into a problem," Mr. JUTRAS said.
"Klaus could walk into a factory and he could see the opportunities to improve it through automation and how he could make a real difference," said Lawrence TAPP, chair of the ATS board, "and he recognized the importance of the trades and apprenticeships, which we really needed from a Canadian perspective."
"He was a business giant," said member of provincial parliament Elizabeth WITMER, former deputy premier of Ontario, "but more important, he was a very compassionate, generous human being who gave a tremendous amount back to his community, never expecting anything in return."
Klaus WOERNER, the youngest of three sons of Karl and Alice (GREMPER,) was born in Tiengen in the Black Forest area of Germany, just after the outbreak of the Second World War. Becoming a toolmaker was his dream but his hometown was too small to have an apprenticeship program. He went first to Waldshut to do an apprenticeship as a watch and clock maker and then to Switzerland to study tool and die making.
After completing a four-year apprenticeship as a precision mechanic at Braun Boverei in Switzerland, he applied for visas to Australia, South Africa and Canada, intending to immigrate to whichever country accepted him first. Canada won and he arrived in Montreal in 1960 with a job waiting for him, or so he thought, in aviation.
He showed up for work and learned his employer had shut down because of the cancellation of the Avro Arrow program the previous February. He spent his first 14 years in Canada working at technical jobs and as a watch and clock maker for jeweller Gabriel Lucas in his celebrated Sherbrooke Street studio. Meanwhile, he finished his high school diploma and then studied industrial engineering at night at Sir George Williams (now Concordia) University in Montreal. Through Friends, he met his wife Anna, then a nursing student at the Royal Victoria Hospital, in the mid-1960s. "He was very charming, very elegant and very ambitious," his widow said this week. They married in Canada's centennial year and moved to Toronto in 1969 because they were worried about the economic and political instability in Quebec.
He worked for Litton Systems, then went full-time to Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (now University) to complete his engineering qualifications before working at the Ford Motor Company's Oakville truck plant, installing assembly lines, and then working as an engineering supervisor at Electrohome Ltd., a television manufacturer, in Kitchener.
When Electrohome decided to wind down its television business, Mr. WOERNER went out on his own and, in 1978, founded Automation Tooling Systems (ATS,) a start-up company in Kitchener building specialized equipment to enable manufacturers to take advantage of new technology.
"The idea of going into industrial automation was really sparked at Ford," Mr. WOERNER told Canadian Business magazine in 1998. "I installed all these automated weld machines and welding robots there. It was really fun work."
From those early days of building specialized machinery for the automotive industry, the company has since designed and built more than 10,000 automation systems for telecommunications, fibre optics, solar energy and other industries.
ATS was always a family business. Mr. WOERNER put a $70,000 second mortgage on his house for cash flow, his wife Anna, who was raising their two children and working part-time as a nurse, put in half-days doing secretarial work. Sales reached $370,000 that first year and grew to $1-million the next. By 1984, the company had $4-million in revenues and was growing so fast that it was consuming cash as quickly as he produced it in sales. The company was profitable, but it needed more working capital than Mr. WOERNER could provide from a line of credit at his local bank. It was the bank which suggested to Mr. WOERNER that a chartered accountant might help him increase his financing capability.
"I came to his office, and the level of activity was mind-boggling," Mr. JUTRAS said. "It was a beehive of activity. There was a tremendous pulse and energy level."
Mr. WOERNER was wearing many different hats and working closely with a bunch of people who were committed to working with him and who shared his vision, according to Mr. JUTRAS. "It was inspiring."
Essentially, Mr. JUTRAS never left. He tested his boss early on to see if he really wanted somebody to help him on the finance side. "I made him spend the money on an ad in The Globe and Mail and when he did it, I said, 'I guess he's serious,' so then I asked him if he would hire me, and he said absolutely and I came to work with him [as Chief Financial Officer] and off we went." That was June of 1985, the year revenues hit $9-million.
"Klaus always wanted to minimize the bureaucracy and to have an environment that was very team oriented and didn't have an ivory tower. I can remember him articulating his vision early on and getting out the white board and mapping out where he wanted to go. It was exciting."
Mr. JUTRAS helped to find outside investment from Aer Lingus, which gave the airline a 75-per-cent controlling interest in ATS. Giving up such a big share of the company was very hard for Mr. WOERNER, but he knew he needed the outside capital. Then in the early 1990s, after having survived downturns in the automotive and computer electronics industries, Aer Lingus was itself struggling as a result of the rising fuel costs brought on by the Persian Gulf war. They wanted to divest themselves of ATS and Mr. WOERNER seized the opportunity to retake control of his company through an employee-management buy-back offer.
A business connection who became a friend is Robert WARREN, a lawyer in the Kitchener office of Miller Thomson. He was brought in by Mr. JUTRAS to help with the first annual meeting after the company went public in 1993, a move that brought in the capital to enable ATS to expand globally. From the beginning, Mr. WARREN was impressed by his client's energy, work ethic and loyalty to his Friends, customers and employees. "He was a horse," Mr. WARREN said. "He was so strong and he lived to work. You always knew where you stood with him and I can't think of a nicer man that I've ever had the pleasure of working with."
Although they didn't know each other at the time, Robert "Bob" FERCHAT worked at Ford doing financial analysis at the same time as Mr. WOERNER was working in the technical area. They met and compared notes in totally different circumstances when Mr. FERCHAT, who has held a number of executive positions at Northern Telecom and BCE Mobile Communications and other firms, was invited to join the board of ATS in 1997.
A self-described fan of Mr. WOERNER, Mr. FERCHAT said he had enormous will power and the energy to back it up and that showed both in the creation of ATS and in his ability to make it survive through the downturns in both the high-tech and automotive industries in the late 1980s and early 1990s. There were no layoffs at ATS during those tough times because Mr. WOERNER insisted on absorbing the costs of keeping his people working. "He was very loyal to his employees," Mr. FERCHAT said, pointing out that the ATS management buyout in 1993 was offered to staff, who responded on a broad level. "He wanted them to share in his wealth and he was frustrated if the stock went down."
"There were no airs about him," said John TIBBITS, president of Conestoga College in Kitchener. "He was very direct so you never had to do a 'song and dance' for him if you wanted something." Describing Mr. WOERNER as one of Conestoga College's best Friends, Mr. TIBBITS said the relationship with ATS began in the late 1980s with co-op programs. "It was symbiotic. As they grew, we grew, too, in a number of areas, a key one being robotics and automation," he said.
Over the years, ATS gave cash, equipment, program advisers, apprenticeship programs, even an engineering building, amounting to an overall gift of at least $10-million since the mid 1990s. And he strong-armed other community leaders to make big donations as well. At least 400 Conestoga graduates work at ATS.
ATS workers and students weren't the only recipients of the WOERNER family's generosity. Six years ago the family gave $5-million to Kitchener's Centre in the Square performing arts theatre. They tried to give the money anonymously but the centre wanted to announce it publicly to help in their fundraising. Nevertheless, they declined an offer to rename the facility in their honour. They also gave money to local hospitals, to the University of Waterloo to establish a laboratory for automated manufacturing research and $100,000 to Ms. WITMER's unsuccessful run against Ernie Eves in 2002 for the leadership of the Ontario Conservative party.
The WOERNERs moved from a house in Kitchener to a 23-hectare farm outside Cambridge in the early 1980s. That's where he practised his serve in highly competitive matches on custom-built tennis courts with his wife and Friends. That's also where, perhaps in an homage to the denuded Black Forest area of his birth, he exercised his green thumb by planting more than 100,000 trees over the years.
Less than a year ago his famous energy flagged and his strength diminished. Faced with a five-week wait for an M.R.I. in Ontario, he went to the U.S. and was diagnosed with small-cell carcinoma. He kept on working, often having chemotherapy in the morning and then heading straight to the office. His only concession to ill health was to work four days a week, staying home on Fridays to recoup his strength.
"If will power could overcome cancer, he would have beaten it," said Mr. FERCHAT, adding that the challenge now is to honour his legacy. "Nobody will be moving into his office or his parking space for a long time."
Klaus Dietmar WOERNER was born in Tiengen, Germany, on October 27, 1939. He died of cancer at home on February 7. He was 65. He is survived by his wife, Anna, two children and three grandchildren. A memorial service was set for today at Centre In The Square, 101 Queen St. N., in Kitchener, Ontario

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-19 published
MATHESON, Wilhillmine Nevett
Born in Glasgow at 6 am April 2, 1914 died at 7 pm on Monday February 7, 2005. She was the last surviving child of Charles Joseph Keith MATHESON and Isa Keith ROSS and at the age of 90 lived the longest of her four brothers; Charles, John, William and Norman and her two sisters Gladys SCLATER and Phyllis MEREDITH. They are survived by Bud MEREDITH, Mary MATHESON and Lucienne MATHESON, the spouses of Phyllis, Billy, and Norm.
Her nieces, Joan GUTZEIT, Marsha GREENBAUM, Barbara WARREN, Pamela HARRISON, Lynda FEENAN, Nikki MATHESON, and Janice MATHESON and nephews Robbie MEREDITH, Ian MATHESON and Bryan MATHESON all have fond memories of her visits. Whether dancing, singing or telling stories, our Auntie Winnie always made each of us feel unique in this world. We will all miss that special quality.
Sadly she lost three young people she was especially close to Lynda's husband Mike OSTROWSKI who died at 44, her nephew Scot MATHESON, Billy's son who died at 38 and nephew Donald MATHESON, Charlie's son who died at 28.
Her oldest brother Charlie (age 19) arrived in Toronto, Canada in the fall of 1928 and was followed by their parents and Gladys (17), John (16), Winnie (14), Phyllis (11), Billy (8) and Norm (6). Winnie started working shortly after she arrived and a year later was employed by General Electric Canada where she worked for 50 years. Quite an achievement, fifty years with one company! She was well liked there and respected for the good job she did in the accounting department. They didn't want her to leave and she agreed to stay for a few months after her 65th birthday.
In her retirement years she enjoyed living in Dunedin, Florida in the winter months and in Toronto at 33 Rosehill Ave. for the remainder of the year. When her health failed she moved to the Laughlin Centre which she enjoyed. With a twinkle in her eye, she remarked that they kept her so busy she might as well be working. She loved the people, companionship, the games and the outings. Later she moved to Belmont House. Her nieces Janice and Marsha who spent time with her during her last two days were impressed by how well she was liked and cared for there during her final days.
A private burial will be held. At a later date this spring, the family has planned a reception to celebrate the lives of Winnie and her brothers and sisters. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be sent to the Alzheimer's Association.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-02 published
APPLETON, John Miles " Jock"
Passed away peacefully in Toronto on May 27, 2005, age 92. Gardener, environmentalist, agrologist, businessman, athlete, pianist, singer, humorist, philosopher. Father of David (Maryl), John, Mary and Christopher (Nancy). Predeceased by son Timothy (Judy) and wife Monnie (née Mary HILL,) brothers Harry and Art, sisters Peggy, and Joyce WARREN. Survived by his partner Barbara HOARE and her daughter Marilyn. Missed by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A graduate of Ontario Agricultural College (1935) and University of Wales (M.Sc. 1937), Jock enjoyed an exemplary career in agri-business. He will be remembered for his love of science and his keen interest in agricultural issues and development. Memorial service at the Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm Street, Toronto, 4: 00 p.m. June 10th, followed by a reception. Donations to the Ontario Agricultural College Teaching Trust, University of Guelph to support the Centre of Ecologically Sound Agriculture.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-05 published
WARREN, Mary (née WIGLE)
Peacefully at the Village of Riverside Glen, Guelph, Ontario on Friday, September 2, 2005, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Trumbull WARREN. Loving mother of Mary Trumbull (Rapley BUNTING), Margaret Ann (John LANG) and Joan Trumbull (Grant FISHER). Much loved grandmother of Patricia GOODMAN, Stephanie CROWLEY, Warren, David and Matthew LANG, Hendrie and Trumbull FISHER. Proud great-grandmother of nine. Funeral services will be held at Christ Church Cathedral, 252 James Street North, Hamilton, Ontario on Friday, September 9 at 11: 00 a.m., followed by interment at the Hamilton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the 48th Highlanders Trusts (Trumbull and Mary Warren Educational Scholarships), 39 Wanless Crescent, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3B6 or a charity of choice.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-08 published
WARREN, Mary (née WIGLE)
Peacefully at the Village of Riverside Glen, Guelph, Ontario on Friday, September 2, 2005, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Trumbull WARREN. Loving mother of Mary Trumbull (Rapley BUNTING), Margaret Ann (John LANG) and Joan Trumbull (Grant FISHER). Much loved grandmother of Patricia GOODMAN, Stephanie CROWLEY, Warren, David and Matthew LANG, Hendrie and Trumbull FISHER. Proud great-grandmother of nine. Funeral services will be held at Christ Church Cathedral, 252 James Street North, Hamilton, Ontario on Friday, September 9 at 11: 00 a.m., followed by interment at the Hamilton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the 48th Highlanders Trusts (Trumbull and Mary Warren Educational Scholarships), 39 Wanless Crescent, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3B6 or a charity of choice.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-24 published
John BAND, Executive And Art Collector (1915-2005)
Navy officer who hunted U-boats during the Second World War returned home to become an insurance broker and a collector of Canadian art
By Sandra MARTIN, Saturday, September 24, 2005, Page S9
Although he was a distinguished veteran and a former insurance executive, John BAND found his true calling in companionship and art. He was passionate about collecting, gardening, fitness, the navy, red wine and crossword puzzles. A good listener, he was the master of drawing people out.
Born into a family of prominent Canadian art collectors, he inherited his parents' eye and their zeal for collecting. "I wish I knew the first time I shook his hand," said art collector Ken THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, chairman of The Globe and Mail. "I think it was in the mid-50s and it must have been about art."
For half a century, the two men discussed upcoming auction sales, although their Friendship meant they never bid against each other. "I respected his judgment on paintings," Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON said. Whenever Mr. BAND was "adamant" about a picture, such as The Steamship Quebec, painted by Cornelius Krieghoff in 1853, "I jolly well bought it. There wasn't going to be any doubt about that," Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON admitted.
"He was always around the corner from my house and up here," tapping his forehead with his finger, "he was right beside me all the time," Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON said. "I never got along with anybody better."
Mr. BAND's love of art was ingrained growing up in a home where Arthur LISMER and Fred VARLEY were frequent guests and painting was a major dinner table topic. "John had a very keen eye for choice works and he sometimes went about acquiring them as though he was a detective," said Lisa Balfour BOWEN, a family friend and art critic. "To my knowledge, he was filling gaps in his collection virtually until the time of his death."
There was nothing passive about Mr. BAND. "He spoke his mind, but it was something that you welcomed. There were no shades. He was always direct and clear," said Dennis REID, chief curator of the Art Gallery of Ontario. "I have to say I loved him."
John Trumbull BAND was the eldest child and only son of insurance broker and art collector Charles Shaw BAND and his wife, Helen WARREN. His parents moved to New York in 1914 when Mr. BAND was transferred to the American office of James Carruthers and Co. Mr. BAND was born there a year later.
While they lived in the United States, the BANDs bought canvases painted by the Hudson River Valley artists. They sold that collection when they returned to Toronto in 1923 with John and his younger sisters, Priscilla, Barbara and Helen.
"They wanted to collect what was important in the life of Canada their country and the countryside they knew," said Mr. BAND's stepdaughter, management consultant and corporate director Jalynn BENNETT. The BANDs bought an island in Georgian Bay and became good Friends with several members of the Group of Seven.
"Their home was a testament to the art of the Twenties and Thirties in Canada," said Mr. REID. " The dining room was stupendous because it was all Lawren HARRIS's Arctic sketches. There must have been 10 of them."
Two years after the BANDs moved back to Toronto, they sent John to Trinity College School in Port Hope. He was 10. His daughter Sarah, an entrepreneur and retailer, has his first school report framed in her bathroom. "He is rather backward for his age, but he has ability and is a neat and careful worker," his teacher wrote.
In 1929, the year of the stock-market crash, the school's main building burned down. Hard economic times and the school's rebuilding difficulties persuaded his parents to withdraw him in 1931, the year he would have graduated, and send him to Jarvis Collegiate Institute in Toronto instead.
Nevertheless, Mr. BAND was a committed Trinity College School old boy. With his family's help, he gave himself an 80th birthday gift in 1995 by endowing an annual history prize.
Mr. BAND went to work in 1937 for Irish and Molson, a firm of insurance brokers that became Marsh and McLennan and later Marsh Canada. After war broke out, he enlisted in the Navy and was commissioned a Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve in 1941. About the same time, he met Mona MORROW (later CAMPBELL,) daughter of financier and company director Frederick MORROW. They married in 1942.
During the war, Mr. BAND served on H.M.C.S. Swansea, a river-class frigate in 1943 as first lieutenant. The ship, which was known as a happy and successful one, helped to sink three German U-boats in the North Atlantic in March and April of 1944 and assisted in essential enemy sweeps before the invasion of Normandy in June of 1944. He transferred to H.M.C.S. Stone Town, another frigate, with the rank of Lieutenant Commander, that November and served as its commanding officer until August of 1945.
For decades afterward, Mr. BAND caught up with his wartime cronies at an annual navy lunch he organized, inviting specialist speakers on military subjects. One of the regulars was Tony GRIFFIN, another distinguished naval veteran. "There were very few officers I could put in the same class as John BAND," he said this week. "He knew how to handle ships and men and he had a keen appreciation of the Navy."
Michael WHITBY, senior naval historian at the Department of National Defence, agrees with that assessment. "He was one of the typical Canadians who volunteered to go fight the war and who did an outstanding job." Mr. BAND's strength was to lead by gentle persuasion and quiet example. On Swansea, for example, he insisted that classical music was played on Sundays.
When peace came, he went back to Toronto and to Marsh and McLennan, working mainly on Toronto establishment accounts until he retired in 1980 as a senior executive. He needlessly regretted that the war disrupted his plans to go to university, according to Paul O'DONOGHUE, a business colleague from Marsh and McLennan who became a lifelong friend. "He was the best-informed man I ever met."
Mr. BAND and his wife Mona had three children, John, Sarah and Victoria (Vickie), but the marriage fell apart in the mid-1950s. After an acrimonious divorce and custody settlement, Mr. BAND married Elizabeth Lumbers ROGERS, a widow with two children (Jalynn BENNETT and Jennifer ROGERS,) in 1959.
His son lived with them and his daughters stayed with their mother. "We weren't allowed to see him for a long time," said his daughter Sarah, who became extremely close to her father in the past few decades. "He was my best friend," she said this week. "We talked four times a day."
As a stepfather, Mr. BAND was "warm and caring and curious about our lives without being intrusive," says Ms. BENNETT, who was 15 when her mother remarried.
He was very outgoing and had a keen sense of whimsy. He once jokingly confided plans for his funeral: a procession down Bay Street at noon with a Brinks truck following the hearse with a big sign on top saying: "Who says you can't take it with you?"
Some years after his second wife Betty died in 1992, Mr. BAND formed a new attachment with Patty FISCHER, the former wife of industrialist Michael DEGROOTE, owner of Laidlaw Transport and the Hamilton Tiger Cats.
Mr. BAND turned 90 in late August. He celebrated his birthday two weeks ago at a party he organized himself at the Toronto Hunt Club, where he'd belonged ever since his mother had bought him a membership for his 20th birthday.
His friend Ken THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON tried to give him a small J.E.H. MacDonald painting of the family island in Georgian Bay as a birthday gift. Knowing the value of the painting, Mr. BAND refused to accept it, although he delighted in pointing out familiar landmarks. Finally, he agreed to "borrow" the painting after attaching a note to the back saying it belonged to Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. He only had a few days to enjoy it. The painting has now come back to Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, layered with "priceless" sentimental value. He plans to hang it near his desk in his office until he gives it eventually to the Art Gallery of Ontario. "But that paper is going to stay with that picture," he insisted. "That's a condition."
Last Tuesday, Sarah BAND took her father to a medical appointment where he learned that his cancer was terminal. He went home, made a final "to do" list to settle his affairs and then "crumpled."
John Trumbull BAND was born in New York on August 25, 1915. He died on Sunday of metastasized sarcoma. He is survived by one sister, three children, two stepchildren, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A private family burial took place on Thursday. A memorial service is planned for September 30 at noon at St. Paul's Anglican Church in Toronto.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-07 published
WARREN, Margot Ann - Estate of
Notice To Creditors And Others
Claims against the Estate of Margot Ann WARREN, late of the City of Toronto and Province of Ontario, Solicitor, who died on January 7, 2005, must be in our hands by November 18, 2005, after which the estate will be distributed, having regard only to the claims then filed.
Brian WARREN, Estate Trustee Without A Will
By: McTague Law Firm LLP
His Solicitors Herein
455 Pelissier Street,
Windsor, Ontario N9A 6Z9
Page B6

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-14 published
WARREN, Margot Ann - Estate of
Notice To Creditors And Others
Claims against the Estate of Margot Ann WARREN, late of the City of Toronto and Province of Ontario, Solicitor, who died on January 7, 2005, must be in our hands by November 18, 2005, after which the estate will be distributed, having regard only to the claims then filed.
Brian WARREN, Estate Trustee Without A Will
By: McTague Law Firm LLP
His Solicitors Herein
455 Pelissier Street,
Windsor, Ontario N9A 6Z9
Page B17

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-21 published
WARREN, Margot Ann - Estate of
Notice To Creditors And Others
Claims against the Estate of Margot Ann WARREN, late of the City of Toronto and Province of Ontario, Solicitor, who died on January 7, 2005, must be in our hands by November 18, 2005, after which the estate will be distributed, having regard only to the claims then filed.
Brian WARREN, Estate Trustee Without A Will
By: McTague Law Firm LLP
His Solicitors Herein
455 Pelissier Street,
Windsor, Ontario N9A 6Z9
Page B11

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-29 published
WARREN, Earl 2002 -- Died This Day
Saturday, October 29, 2005, Page S9
Broadcaster born in Regina on October 10, 1933.
After starting out in radio in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, he landed a job at CFRB in Toronto where he was best known for hosting the highly rated House of Warren. One of the station's most popular programs, it drew more than 116,000 listeners in the early 1980s almost three times the audience of its competition. The House of Warren was a mix of music and chat that spoke to a largely female audience. He had started at CFRB in 1961, a time when the station was thought of as the pinnacle of radio but, after 22 years, he learned in 1983 that he would be replaced and so moved to FM 108 in Burlington, Ontario He later joined CHWO in neighbouring Oakville as host of a popular Saturday show aimed at seniors. When the station switched frequencies to a.m. 740, Saturday Seniors became The Earl Warren Show and was broadcast on Sunday mornings. It bore all the hallmarks of his earlier shows.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-29 published
WARREN, Kathryn Winton " Kay" (née TAILOR/TAYLOR)
Kay was born on September 5, 1914 and died peacefully at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Friday, November 25, 2005. Kay was the beloved wife of the late J. Bertram WARREN (1978,) the proud mother of John (Joan) and Nancy and equally proud grandmother of Heather, Katie, John, Chris and the late Stuart (1992) and great-grandmother of Allison. Kay is also survived by her sister Jean HUNT and brother Cam (Ruby) TAILOR/TAYLOR. She was predeceased by her parents George and Evelyn TAILOR/TAYLOR and her sister Ruth BROWN. A private family service has been held. As expressions of sympathy donations to the charity of your choice or to the Stuart Warren Memorial Fund, c/o Royal St. George's College, 120 Howland Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5R 3B5. Arrangements entrusted to the Barthel Funeral Home (519) 653-3251. Tributes may be made on line at www.mem.com

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-01 published
John MUGGERIDGE, Teacher And Writer: (1933-2005)
son of the famous British journalist and author carved out a life in Canada as a writer, educator and anti-abortion zealot who, in his way, introduced his father to Catholicism, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Thursday, December 1, 2005, Page S9
Teacher and writer John MUGGERIDGE was brought up "a mild boarding-school Anglican," according to his friend, the journalist David WARREN, but became an orthodox Catholic and fervent anti-abortionist under the influence of his wife, the Catholic writer and polemicist Anne ROCHE.
However public and political his stance as a "pro-life" campaigner, Mr. MUGGERIDGE never condoned or supported the homicidal activities of some anti-abortion campaigners, according to Mr. WARREN, himself a convert to Catholicism. "The whole point is that he was defending life, not psychopaths. He would be much more likely to shelter the woman who has had an abortion and realizes that she has done a terrible, terrible thing."
A gentle, self-effacing man with a wry wit, he never acknowledged how many people were touched by his faith in their essential goodness. Mr. MUGGERIDGE subsumed his own ambitions to his role as father and provider to a large family of four sons and a daughter. "He parked his academic career for his family," said his eldest son John Malcolm MUGGERIDGE. "He sacrificed his studies because he needed an income."
His nascent literary skills were called upon when George Orwell asked him to read the manuscript of Animal Farm before it was published in 1945. "Orwell and his father were worrying that the manuscript might suffer the same fate as Gulliver's Travels that is, become a children's book," said the writer Kildare DOBBS, who is related to the MUGGERIDGEs through his mother. John, at the age of 12, read Orwell's masterpiece and proclaimed it an adult book.
John MUGGERIDGE was born on the outskirts of London, England, the second of four children of journalist, writer and pundit Thomas Malcolm MUGGERIDGE and his wife Katherine " Kitty" DOBBS, a niece of Fabian socialist Beatrice WEBB. His older brother Leonard said he really didn't know John MUGGERIDGE as a child because they were "shipped off to boarding schools early on" because their famous father was "here, there and everywhere." The two brothers only became close in the past two decades.
Mr. MUGGERIDGE went to Cranbrook College and then did his then-obligatory two years of military service in Kenya. On his return to England, he studied history at Jesus College, Cambridge. After graduation, he immigrated to Canada in the mid-1950s "out of boredom," as he told one of his grandchildren who was writing a school essay on immigration.
"I think he wanted a change, said his son John Malcolm MUGGERIDGE. "His father was well known and he wanted to carve his own way and he wanted to teach." He looked in The Times of London and found two jobs advertised: one in Hong Kong and one in Corner Brook, Newfoundland.
That's how he met his future wife Anne-Marie ROCHE. She had entered the Sisters of Presentation as a novitiate, but had left the order before taking her vows. The sisters had found her a teaching job at the local Catholic school in Corner Brook. Mr. MUGGERIDGE, who was teaching at the public school, met her at a teacher's union meeting.
A couple of years later, Mr. MUGGERIDGE left Corner Brook to study for a master's degree in Canadian history at the University of Toronto. "He and my mom courted by letter," said his son. They married in 1960 and his father converted to Catholicism about a year later. "Mom was the driving force there. She was very, very devout and she had a strong influence on people. She was the main reason for Dad's conversion and for granddad's [in 1982], although he was also influenced by Mother Teresa and the pope."
"My theory is that John came to Canada to get away from his father's notoriety and also perhaps to get away from opinionated people, but then he married an even more opinionated person," said Mr. DOBBS.
A traditional Catholic who disagreed vehemently with Vatican II and its attempts to modernize the Church, Ms. ROCHE is the author of The Gates of Hell: The Struggle for the Catholic Church (1975) and The Desolate City: Revolution in the Catholic Church (1986). "I didn't marry a Catholic, I married Catholicism," Mr. MUGGERIDGE used to say about his increasingly orthodox religious views and his strong anti-abortion stance.
"In Catholic teaching there can not be anything right about abortion," said Mr. WARREN, himself a Catholic convert. "The moral positions may be difficult to uphold in people's personal lives, but they are not difficult to understand."
Mr. MUGGERIDGE taught history and French at Ridley College in the early 1960s and then taught at Earl Haig High School in Toronto before moving with his growing family to Hamilton to pursue a doctorate at McMaster University.
For a time, the MUGGERIDGEs were involved in a conservative discussion group critical of the provisions of Vatican II. Called the St. Athanasius Society, it was led by Jim DALY, a McMaster professor, and by Sister Mary Alexander, a teacher. The group fell apart after Prof. DALY's early death from cancer.
Mr. MUGGERIDGE didn't finish his doctorate. He moved his family, which by then numbered three children, to Niagara College in Welland, Ontario, in 1969, where he taught English literature and composition and Canadian Studies. He retired in the early 1990s. A voracious reader, he read his wife to sleep every night with a selection from Shakespeare, Dickens, Jane Austen, P.G. Wodehouse or John Donne and the Metaphysical poets.
As a writer, Mr. MUGGERIDGE frequently contributed book reviews to The Globe and Mail, wrote regularly for the now-defunct The Idler magazine and served as a contributing editor to the orthodox monthly magazine, Catholic Insight. "He was a Christian gentleman, very kindly disposed," said associate editor David DOOLEY, a retired English professor from St. Michael's College at the U of T.
Mr. MUGGERIDGE was not a quick writer, according to Mr. DOOLEY. "Give him a book review and the result would be slow in coming and very well thought out with a good sense of style."
Both he and his wife wrote regularly for The Idler in the 1980s and became close Friends with founding editor David WARREN. "He never really thought of himself as a writer," said Mr. WARREN, explaining that Mr. MUGGERIDGE mainly displayed his literary skills through old-fashioned letter writing. He could focus a cold, clear eye on his subject, however.
In "The Last Days of St. Muggs," an article he wrote in the January/February 1991 issue of The Idler, Mr. MUGGERIDGE wrote frankly about his father's youthful days as "an unfaithful, hard-drinking near-playboy," the progressive senility of his last months and summed him up as "a magnificent battle-axe of a Catholic controversialist with yet a wistful and forgiving, kindly heart."
Mr. MUGGERIDGE also contributed regularly to Human Life Review, a sectarian quarterly that William F. Buckley once praised as "the focus of civilized discussion of the abortion issue." He came to the journal through his father, who was good Friends with the founding editor, J.P. McFadden. "He brought clarity, humour, optimism, wisdom, patience and perseverance," to the publication, said senior editor Faith Abbott, the founder's widow.
Mr. MUGGERIDGE's wife Anne began evincing signs of dementia in the early 1990s, and was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and institutionalized in Toronto about five years ago. Mr. MUGGERIDGE moved to Toronto to be near his wife and went every day to feed her lunch. His own health began to fail about 2000. He suffered from multiple myeloma and underwent a strenuous bone-marrow transplant about three years ago. He survived the drastic treatment, but fell ill this autumn with a previously undiagnosed bowel cancer that had metastasized to his liver. His life was celebrated at a Latin mass at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Toronto on Tuesday.
John MUGGERIDGE was born in Croydon, near London, England, on February 28, 1933. He died in Toronto on Friday, November 25, of bowel cancer. He was 72. He is survived by his wife Anne, his sons John, Charles, Peter and Matthew, his daughter Rosalind, and his older brother Leonard.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-12 published
WARREN, Albert Edward "Ab"
Formerly of Weston, passed away peacefully at William Osler Health Centre, Brampton, on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of the late Ethel WARREN (née ROWBOTTOM) 1992. Dear father of Joan and her husband Lloyd STORK, and Nancy WARREN. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Karen and her husband Branko PISKUN, Wayne and his wife Julie STORK, and Glenn STORK and by his great-grandchildren Alexandra, Zachary, Nicole, Gregory, and Andrew. Predeceased by his brothers Frank and Fred and by his sister Vera. Ab retired from DeHavilland Aircraft in 1977 after 48 years of Service. In 1988 he was among the first to be inducted into the DeHavilland Canada Hall of Fame. Always cheerful, actively involved and sincere, he was a real gentleman with a kind and generous heart. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed. The family wishes to extend its gratitude to the wonderful and compassionate staff at Southbrook Lodge and to his close community of Friends at Southbrook, who enriched his life. A Memorial Service will be held at St. James the Apostle Anglican Church (3 Cathedral Road, Brampton) on Friday, January 14, 2005 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Osteoporosis Society or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Scott Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 905-451-1100. Sign a book of condolences at www.obituariestoday.com

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-22 published
CLARK, Ella Jane (MacINNES)
Peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Thursday, January 20, 2005. Ella Jane CLARK (MacINNES,) in her 88th year. Beloved wife and best friend of Thomas Arthur. Loving mother of Johann (Steve MAYBEE), Don CLARK (Jan PRATT), Patricia (Mike WARREN), Jayne (Gord KERR.) Grandmother of Rob, Daniel, Tammy, Tracey, Barry, Katie, Sarah, Tyler, and great-grandmother to Justin and Nathaniel. She will be sadly missed by her sisters Hilda RICHARDSON (Toronto) and Johann SHAW (Montreal.) The family is deeply grateful to all her wonderful caregivers at the Erinrung Nursing Home. Friends may call at McDougall and Brown Funeral Home, Eglinton Chapel, 1812 Eglinton Avenue West (at Dufferin Street), 416-782-1197, on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday at 11 a.m., with reception to follow. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-29 published
PATENAUDE, Mona Beatrice (née McLACHLAN)
Died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, January 23rd, 2005, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of Raymond PATENAUDE. Predeceased by her daughter Barbara Anne WARREN (née ERSKINE.) Loving grandmother of Brenda WARREN, Wendy (Kevin) MORLEY; great-grandmother of Shaile and David MORLEY and Courtney POLLITT. A Memorial Gathering will be held on Monday, January 31st, 2005 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles). If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-02 published
WARREN, Paul Sidney
Passed away suddenly, on Friday, January 28, 2005 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital at the age of 84. A member of the Guinea Pig Burn Victims Club, East Grinstead, England and retired Air Traffic Controller. Predeceased by his wife Paddy (née BRENNAN). Loving father of Paddy WARREN, Lynda May MORAN and Angela SIM and her husband Gary. Devoted grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Predeceased by his brother Joseph, survived by his brother Raymond. A Memorial Service will be held at the Ward Funeral Home Chapel, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville, 905-844-3221 on Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment to take place at Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery. A reception to follow. Donations may be made to the Ross Tilley Burn Centre, Sunnybrook Hospital.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-21 published
WARREN, Bernice Naomi
Entered into rest, at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, on March 19, 2005, in her 88th year. Bernice WARREN was the beloved wife of the late George WARREN (1992) and mother extraordinaire of Jim and his wife Nancy of Campbellville, Bob and his wife Lydia of Newcastle, Terry and her husband Mike of Oshawa, Rick and his wife Ellen of Janetville, and Don, predeceased. Loving grandmother of Bret, Jesse, Cheryl, Adam, Brian and Amy, and great-grandmother of Noah and Macey. Dear sister of Dorothy CHAMBERS of Hastings and Bill SIMPSON, predeceased. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay (705) 328-2721 on Tuesday, March 22nd from 11: 30 a.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1: 30 p.m. Interment later at Riverside Cemetery, Lindsay. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-01 published
FROST, George MacMillan
Surrounded by people who love him, Mac passed away on March 30th, 2005. Born in Toronto on February 24, 1922, George MacMillan FROST, graduated from St. Andrew's College in Aurora in 1939 and attended McGill University in Montreal before signing up to become a pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force Coastal Command in World War 2. Mac, or "Monk" as his young comrades liked to call him, flew Sunderlands over the English Channel, returning to Toronto at the end of 1945. After a few years in other business endeavours, Mac became involved in the golf business by purchasing, along with his father George V. FROST, and a cousin, Art BAMFORD, the Cedar Brae Golf and Country Club, located South of Lawrence and Markham Rd. in Scarborough. He went on to build and operate, a "new" Cedar Brae on Steeles Ave. E., Parkview G.C., and Brookwood G.C. Mac and his wife Beth, then independent from his former partners, carried on to build and operate Spring Lakes G.C. in Stouffville. Mac went on to build yet another course, Vespra Hills G.C. near Barrie on Beth's family farm. Over the years, Mac has served as the President of the Ontario Branch of the Club Managers Association in 1966; Lt. Governor of the Ontario-Quebec-Maritime region of Kiwanis International in 1968. He has been a charter member of Markham Men of Harmony (Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America Inc.) since 1966 and was inducted into the Harmony Hall of Fame in 1988. Mac enjoyed curling at the Unionville Curling Club for a number of years, becoming a Life Member of the Decaders Club of the Quebec International Bonspiel. He became a member of the Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseur in 1965 and became Commandeur in 1997. Mac was a member of the Ontario Golf Course Superintendents Association; the Canadian Golf Course Superintendents Association, from whom he received the John B. Steel Distinguished Service Award in 1993; and the American Golf Course Operators Association. He was the First President of the National Golf Course Owners Association, Central Ontario Chapter. Mac served the Royal Canadian Golf Association as a Governor, an Honorary Governor, and then an Associate Governor. In 1998 he received an award for long, meritorious service to golf awarded by the R.C.G.A. Mac enjoyed playing in the Canadian Open ProAm for many years since 1984, and had his daughter join him on the team for the last 7 ProAms he played in. Mac was a member of the Turfgrass Research Foundation, and a founding sponsor of the "G.M. Frost Building" for Turfgrass Research at Guelph University in Ontario. Mac, along with his wife Beth, has been an ardent supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation since its inception and was honoured at the International Conference of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in Washington, D.C. He supported and sat on the board of the Markham-Stouffville Hospital Foundation for more than ten years. He has served on the Board of the Management Institute of Canada, and in 1972, as well as more recently, has served on committees to negotiate for tax reform for the golf industry. Last but not least, he is to be inducted into the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame in May this year in the "builder" category, to honour his contributions to the game of golf in Ontario. Mac FROST brought his generosity, integrity, intelligence and his sense of humour into so many lives in a great variety of endeavours. He will be remembered with respect and affection. Mac leaves his beloved wife and loyal partner in life of the last 54 years, Beth FROST, his daughter, Cinder WARREN and her husband Martyn, and his grand_son Jason HAMMOND, as well as other dear Friends and relations. Visitation will be held at Spring Lakes Golf Club (Hwy. 48 and Stouffville Rd.) on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, from 2: 00-5:00 p.m., and a Celebration of Life will take place at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 143 Main Street North, Markham, Ontario on Monday at 2 p.m. Following the service, he will be laid to rest near his son, Robert, at the Markham St. Andrew's Cemetery. If desired, in lieu of flo

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-14 published
PRATT, Melville Finten " Bud"
Died suddenly, at his home, on March 25th, 2005, at age 79. Beloved husband of the late Hazel (ANDERSON) PRATT, R.N., of Seaforth, Ontario. He leaves his dear sister Beth FROST, his brother-in-law, G. "Mac" FROST, also recently departed (March 30th.) Loving uncle to his niece Cinder WARREN, nephew, the late Robert G. FROST, and his great-nephew Jason HAMMOND. There will be a Celebration of his Life at Midhurst United Church, on April 19th, at 1: 30 p.m., followed by burial in the family plot at Barrie Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, or charity of your choice.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-16 published
MITCHELL, Isabella Marie (WARREN)
At Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, April 13, 2005. Isabelle (WARREN) MITCHELL of Beaverton was the beloved wife of the late Jack MITCHELL. Dear mother of Bill (Pattie) MITCHELL of Beaverton and Anita (Grant) NIXON of Brechin. Grandmother of Chantel, Jaimie, Brent, Patrick, Jeremy, and great-grandmother of Jared and Megan. Sister of Lorraine (Ducky) (Ted) WESTLAKE of Beaverton. The family will receive Friends at the Mangan Funeral Home, Beaverton (705-426-5777) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Beaverton Presbyterian Church, Beaverton on Monday at 1 p.m. Interment Stone Church Cemetery, Beaverton. Memorial donations to the Beaverton Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Lions Foundation of Canada Walk for Dog Guides would be appreciated by the family.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-20 published
WHITMEE, Gladys Alexandra (née COLLYER)
Passed peacefully away on Sunday, April 17th, 2005 at Bay Haven Senior Residence, Collingwood, Ontario. Gladys Alexandra, beloved wife of the late Stanley WHITMEE. Loving mother of Jill and her husband David WARREN. Much loved Nanny of Sherry NAGY (Louis,) Susan, Heidi ROLLO (Dennis,) Lisa SANDWELL (Douglas,) and Jonathan. Loving great-grandmother of Brett and Justin, Matthew, Conner and Sian, Siobhan, Sydnie, Peter and Paige, and Declan. She will be sadly missed by her family and Friends both in Ontario and Newfoundland. A Celebration of her life will be held at All Saints' Anglican Church, Elgin Street, Collingwood on Monday, April 25th at 2: 00 p.m. Friends may visit with the family at the Church between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Cremation has taken place and interment will be held at a later date in St. Phillips, Newfoundland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gladys' memory to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Friends may leave comments for the family on-line by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-25 published
BURROUGHES, Jean Margaret (née WARREN)
(May 18, 1925-April 23, 2005)
In honour of Jean, the love of our lives. Jean Margaret BURROUGHES of Bolton, Ontario passed away peacefully with her children by her side on April 23, 2005 at Foothills Hospital with a view of the Rocky Mountains in Calgary, Alberta. She was the loving wife of Grant BURROUGHES, amazing mother to Gary (Lori) BURROUGHES of Bolton, Diane BURROUGHES of Calgary and Gail (Paul) GRAHAM of Sylvan Lake and sister to Marian WARREN of Oakville. She was well loved and will be terribly missed by her grandchildren, David, Gordon, Kelly, Carla and Ian; nieces and nephews as well as many other relatives and Friends. Jean was predeceased by her father, Gordon WARREN and mother, Elma WARREN, two brothers Russell WARREN and Graham WARREN and sister Doris BURK/BURKE. A Memorial Service will be held at Kleinburg United Church on Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. in Kleinburg, Ontario. A private family inurnment will be held in Hamilton at a later date. Please send donations directly to Nature Canada at www.cnf.ca, or to The Kleinburg United Church, 10418 Islington, Kleinburg, Ontario L0J 1C0. Heritage Family Funeral Services "Heritage Funeral Home" Telephone 403-299-0100

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-01 published
McLAUGHLIN, Bridget " Bridie"
Suddenly, at her home, on Friday, April 30, 2005, Bridie, adored wife of John Kenneth, loving mother of Julie, Jack and the late Terri and Patti, and son-in-law Mike WARREN. Will be missed with grief and love by her many brothers and sister, nieces and nephews, Friends and admirers. Friends may call the Funeral Home of O'Connor Bros., 1871 Danforth Ave., Toronto (2 blocks west of Woodbine subway station) on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Wednesday in Saint Maria Goretti Church (717 Kennedy Road) at 11 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. Supervised parking at funeral home.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-19 published
MYERS, Dora Lilian
Passed away peacefully at Belmont House on Wednesday, May 11, 2005. She is survived by her sister, Marjorie, her nephew, David WARREN and his wife, Cheri, and their family, Jamie, Michael and Kelly. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-21 published
MILLER, Brandyn
Brandyn was a gift to us for 26 years, strong, smart, brave and forever happy. Brandyn fought for life from the minute he entered the world on April 20, 1979, winning many of those battles. He taught us all to treasure our lives and each other with his unfailing bravery and giving spirit. Brandyn was always willing to share and lend his knowledge and passion for computers and anything technical with all of us. We were so proud of him. Brandyn passed away on May 17, 2005 at Toronto General Hospital trying to fulfil his dream of starting a fresh new life with a new heart and lung. He will forever be in the hearts of his family: mother Suzanne MILLER (John HINTON,) father David MILLER (Wei,) sisters Tiffany and Kim, girlfriend Logan, grandmother Marie WARREN and grandfather Russell CLUBINE (Charlotte.) Friends may call at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket on Monday, May 23 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday, May 24 at 3 p.m. followed by cremation. Donations to the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation or the Toronto General Hospital Transplant Unit would be appreciated.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-21 published
WARREN, Hilda (1917-2005)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Hilda WARREN on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at the Chinook Hospice in Calgary, Alberta, surrounded by the love and presence of her family. Hilda is survived by her loving son James and his wife Pat; grand_son Jamie (Melissa) and grandaughters Carie and Melissa (Normand). Hilda was predeceased by her loving husband Bill in 1970. The family will receive Friends at the Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Ave E. (west of Warden), Scarborough, 416 773-0933, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel will be held on Tuesday May 24, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Highland Memory Gardens. As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to the Chinook Hospice Centre, c/o Foundation for Seniors' Care, Heart of Excellence, 1261 Glenmore Trail S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2V 4Y8, or the Canadian Cancer Society.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-09 published
WARREN, Lorene Anna (formerly McFADDEN, née CURTS)
Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health - Bowmanville on Tuesday, June 7th, 2005. Beloved wife of Jack WARREN and the late Bob McFADDEN (1974.) Dear mother of Cynthia McFADDEN, step-mother of Randy WARREN and grandmother of Michael. Survived by sisters Eunice CRIPPS (the late Walter), Norma WAUN (Lloyd), Erma BAIRD (the late Bob) and Eleanor RITCHIE (Clare.) Daughter of the late Lawrence and Minnie CURTS of Parkhill, Ontario. Lorene will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, family and Friends. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Thursday, June 9th from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 10th at 3: 00 p.m. A Service of Committal will take place on Saturday, June 11th at Highland Memory Gardens, 33 Memory Gardens Lane, Don Mills. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Durham Regional Cancer Centre.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-20 published
WARREN, Jack Albert
Peacefully, yet suddenly, after a battle with cancer, on June 17, 2005, at the Rouge Valley Hospital, Ajax. Jack WARREN of Barrie, in his 71st year, was predeceased by his wife Lorene (June 14, 2005). Lovingly remembered by his son Randy, step-daughter Cindy, and his number 1 favourite grand_son Michael. A Celebration of Jack's life will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at Inniswood Baptist Church, 460 Yonge Street, Barrie, at 1 p.m. In keeping with Jack's love of children, donations to the Season's Centre for Grieving Children, Barrie, would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements and cremation entrusted to Peaceful Transition, Barrie.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-22 published
WARREN, Joyce
Peacefully on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at the Woods Park Care Centre, Barrie, in her 85th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Stewart and daughter Jean WALSH. Loving mother of Lynn and her husband David REID. Dear grandmother of six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Cherished sister of Eli FLYNN. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society, Barrie Chapter, would be appreciated by the family.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-11 published
WARREN, John Borlase
Peacefully passed away in his 82nd year at home on July 10, 2005 surrounded by his family. Beloved husband for 54 years of Marian and loved father of Wendy COLCUC (Don,) Maribeth BIRD (Ed,) Robert WARREN (Heather), Randy WARREN (Sharon) and Mark WARREN (Bruce). Dearly missed by his grandchildren Holly and Lisa WARREN, Brandyn and Shannon WARREN, Graham, Thomas and Katherine BIRD and Benjamin, Daniel and Julia COLCUC. Welcomed to his eternal rest by his parents Katherine and Frederic, his sisters Aileen and Freda and his son Robert. John was a life-long member of Brechin United Church at which he served many roles including sharing his love of music in the choir. He was a faithful member of the Murray Masonic Lodge in Beaverton at which he celebrated his 50-year membership in 2002. His life of service included the Beaverton Fair Board and volunteering as a driver for the Cancer Society of Ramara Township. His two greatest passions were his family and the love of the land and his family farm. John's kindness and joy will be remembered fondly by his many Friends and relatives around the world. Visitation will be held at the Mangan Funeral Home, 332 Osborne Street, Beaverton (705-426-5777) on Monday, July 11th from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, July 12th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Members of Murray Masonic Lodge No. 408 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons are asked to gather for service Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. The celebration of John's life will occur at Brechin United Church on Wednesday, July 13th at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Stone Church Cemetery, Beaverton. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Brechin United Church Memorial Fund or the charity of your choice. Absent from the body, present with the Lord.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-19 published
MULVIHILL, Sheila Catherine
Peacefully at her home in Toronto on Sunday, July 17, 2005. Beloved daughter of Catherine and the late Brady MULVIHILL. Much loved wife of Dean GRESDAL. Loving mother of Trevor and Devlin. Dear sister of Colleen WARREN and her husband Randy. Loving aunt of Grant and Brady WARREN. Dear daughter-in-law of Gary and the late Irene GRESDAL. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), Toronto, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19 and at Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury, from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, July 21 at 1 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Church, 1887 Bancroft Drive, Sudbury. Interment in Warren Cemetery, Warren, Ontario. If desired, donations to the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada, 60 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 204, Toronto, Ontario M4T 1N5 or Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8 in Sheila's memory would be appreciated.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-13 published
HARVEY, Eliza Mary Reeves (formerly WOOLRIDGE, náe ANSTEY) (1933-2005)
On Thursday, August 11, 2005 after a long courageous battle with cancer, in her 73rd year. Predeceased by her first husband Wallace WOOLRIDGE (1967) and her second husband John Norman HARVEY (2005,) her parents Annie BAUMAN/BOWMAN and Charles ANSTEY. Survived by her daughters Elizabeth (Michael) SMITH, Karen (Michael) HULAN, Shirley (Glenn) SMITH and her son Bill, her sister Maria (Wallace) WARREN and her brother Charles (Rolly) ANSTEY. She will also be greatly missed by her grandchildren Chris, Michelle, Jennifer, Jody, Nicole, Dustin and her 7 great-grandchildren. Family and Friends will be received at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. South, Uxbridge, (905) 852-3073, for visitation on Sunday, August 14, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Service to be held in the chapel on Monday, August 15, 2005 at 2 p.m. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Interment Uxbridge Cemetery. In Eliza's memory, donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of choice would be appreciated.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-07 published
WARREN, Marian Irene (September 2, 1918-August 31, 2005)

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-17 published
SOLES, Norah C. (née WARREN)
(Veteran of World War 2, Member of the C.W.L. Saint Martin of Tours Parish). On September 14, 2005 at Trillium Health Care Centre - Mississauga, in her 83rd year. Norah, loving wife of the late Barrie, beloved mother of Maureen McCABE (Bill DAFOE,) Pauleen BARANIK, and Kathleen BARANIK (late Gary SINCLAIR). Proud Grandma of Bobbie, Tammie, Warren, Justin, Jonathan, Ben, Geoffrey, and the late Jennifer and Great-Grandma of Caitlyne, Chelsea, Timmy, Brooke, Danielle, and Aurora. Dear sister of Mary MANGLESSEN (New Zealand), Grace McDOWELL and the late Jim WARREN. Step-mother of Barrie PALMER (Linda and their daughter Katrina.) Family and Friends will be received at the Glen Oaks Visitation and Reception Centre (3164 Ninth Line at Dundas, Oakville, 905-257-8822) on Sunday, September 18, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, September 19, 2005 at Saint Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church, 1290 McBride Ave., Mississauga at 10 a.m. Cremation. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-04 published
COHEN, Dorothy
On Saturday, October 1, 2005 at Baycrest Hospital. Dorothy COHEN, beloved wife of the late Albert COHEN. Loving mother of Sherri COHEN. Devoted daughter of the late Jack and Sadie WARREN. Will be sadly missed by her loving dog Samantha and her cat Sasha. A graveside service was held in the Blue Star Lodge section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park on Monday, October 3, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1-888-939-3333.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-03 published
REGAN, Gerald " Gerry"
Suddenly but peacefully passed away in Victoria on Tuesday, October 25, 2005, at the age of 50, after a courageous battle with illness. Beloved spouse of Flo WARREN. Cherished stepfather of Rhonda MAIR and partner Curtis VALENS and granddaughter Kelsey EVERSON. We will love you and miss you forever. Devoted son of Joseph and Evelyn REGAN (née NICHOL.) Dear brother of Bill, Kathleen, Mary Jo, Terry, Stanley and Neil, their spouses Bert VANDERMOER, Karen REGAN, Sandra REGAN, and Jean CORRIGAN. Gerald will be sadly missed by his niece Nicole and nephews Jason and wife Melissa VANDERMOER, Sean, Kevin, David, Tim REGAN and Arley CORRIGAN. The family will receive visitors at the Paul O'Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. East, Toronto, Ontario (east of Pharmacy Ave.), on Friday, November 4th from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to be held in the Paul O'Connor Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday November 5th at 11 a.m. Refreshments to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-09 published
He made his mark on city and nation
By WARREN Gerard, Special To The Star
Beland HONDERICH rose from plain beginnings to become one of the most influential Canadians of his day, using his power as publisher of Canada's largest newspaper to influence the agenda in politics and business at every level.
At the same time he set new standards for informed, in-depth, responsible reporting.
HONDERICH, publisher of the Toronto Star for 22 of his 52 years at the paper, died in Vancouver at 86 yesterday following a stroke.
HONDERICH was a fiercely private man, almost reclusive, but that didn't keep him from being an impatient perfectionist, a leader whose principal ethic was work.
The Star was his life, his passion.
Among his many honours, and one he treasured, was his election in 1986 to the News Hall of Fame by journalists across Canada for leading "Canadian newspapers into a new direction, taking readers backstage to explore and explain the current events that shaped their lives."
HONDERICH left the publisher's office in 1988, going on to become board chairman of the newspaper and its parent company, Torstar Corp. He retired from that position in 1994, but maintained an office across from the newsroom on the fifth floor at One Yonge St. until 1999.
Beland Hugh HONDERICH was born in Kitchener on November 25, 1918, and grew up in the nearby village of Baden. He was proud of his pioneer roots -- Mennonites from Germany who found religious freedom in Waterloo County in the early 1800s.
"My father was a man who stood for religious freedom, and I am proud to follow in his footsteps," HONDERICH once said.
His father, John HONDERICH, was ostracized in the staunchly traditional Mennonite community because he and young Beland went to hear a speaker from another Amish sect. The shunning, as it was called, meant that other Reform Mennonites were forbidden to sit down to eat with them or to shake their hands.
Nor did his father quite fit in with his thrifty, hard-working neighbours in other ways. A sometime beekeeper, homespun village philosopher, printer and pamphleteer for liberal causes, he was "not a very good provider" in a community where work was next to godliness.
His mother, Rae, was the family's main breadwinner. She was the local telephone operator, a job that included the use of a train station in Baden which served as a home for the HONDERICHs and their six children. HONDERICH recalled that the family never went hungry, but there was little money for anything but food.
He gathered coal along the railway tracks to heat their home and carried water in summer to gangs of workers repairing the roads. In the mornings, he worked around the Canadian National Railway station, sweeping and cleaning up for 40 cents a day.
Despite winning a regional debating championship with his sister Ruth -- they defended the proposition that the Soviet way of life was superior to the American way -- he struggled to pass high school entrance examinations.
HONDERICH didn't do well in high school. And it didn't help that he had to hitchhike 16 kilometres to and from school in Kitchener. As a result, his attendance was spotty and his marks were poor. He was demoted in his second year to a commercial course "where at least I learned to type."
Discouraged, he dropped out of school and got a job as a farmhand at the beginning of the Great Depression, much to his mother's displeasure. "You can do better than that," he recalled her saying on more than one occasion.
The farm job didn't last. His introduction to reporting came about because his father was hard of hearing and took his son to public meetings and political rallies to take notes. It taught the young HONDERICH, who was later to battle deafness himself, to write quickly and accurately.
He inherited a Kitchener-Waterloo Record paper route from one of his brothers, which led him to become the paper's correspondent for Baden at 10 cents a column inch. He created news by organizing a softball team and covering its games for the paper.
When he was 17, fires on successive nights destroyed two barns owned by a prominent Baden farmer. Arson was suspected and the young HONDERICH's coverage so impressed his editors that they offered him a tryout as a cub reporter in Kitchener at $15 a week.
He showed up for work in a mismatched jacket and pants and with his two front teeth missing from a tough hockey game the night before. He didn't shine as a reporter.
The publisher, W.J. MOTZ, concluded after a week that HONDERICH was in the wrong line of work and told city editor Art LOW/LOWE/LOUGH to fire him. But LOW/LOWE/LOUGH saw something in the youngster and persuaded MOTZ to give him a second chance.
LOW/LOWE/LOUGH worked HONDERICH hard. He gave him an assignment each evening to go along with his day job. Ed HAYES, who worked at the Record in those days, recalled in an interview that HONDERICH (or "Bee" as he was nicknamed) was determined to succeed.
"Each reporter was supposed to turn in a story every afternoon at the end of his shift. Bee wasn't satisfied with that. He'd turn in two, three or more.
"He was the darling of the city desk."
As time went by, he improved, becoming more and more confident. He was also developing into a perfectionist. So much so, in fact, that he'd bet an ice cream with an assistant city editor that he would find nothing that needed to be changed in a HONDERICH story.
At first, he recalled, it cost him a lot of ice cream cones, but later he rarely had to pay off.
In those early days at the Record, HONDERICH knew he had a country bumpkin image. So when he had saved enough money, he went to a quality menswear store and asked the manager to show him how to dress. He bought a dark pin-striped suit, complete with vest, and that look became his uniform in life.
A fellow staffer at the Record recalled HONDERICH borrowing a bike from a delivery boy and speeding off to an assignment in his pin-striped suit.
And co-workers described him as a loner who rarely headed for the beer parlour with the boys after work, though he was known to sip a scotch on special occasions. Mostly, he went to Norm Jones' restaurant for a milkshake.
Though he spent most of his time working, he taught Sunday school at a Presbyterian church, and served as secretary for a minor hockey league.
This involvement brought him into contact with Milt DUNNELL, the legendary Star sports columnist, who had made a name for himself at the Stratford Beacon Herald before heading for Toronto. He told HONDERICH that the Star was looking for reporters to replace those who had enlisted to serve in World War 2. HONDERICH, who had been rejected by the Royal Canadian Air Force and merchant marine because of poor eyesight and hearing, applied to the Star in 1943 and was hired as a reporter for $35 a week.
He was proud that the Kitchener city council gave him a vote of thanks for his fair reporting. And MOTZ, the publisher who thought he would never make it in the newspaper business, begged him not to go.
Stepping into the grandly marbled lobby of the Star's building at 80 King St. W., HONDERICH recalled that he was "scared as hell." But he was in the right place. This was the world of Joe ATKINSON.
As publisher, Joseph E. ATKINSON had guided the paper through most of the first half-century and was seen by friend and foe alike as one of the country's leading reformers. It turned out that the publisher and his new employee had some things in common.
Both had come from large, impoverished, God-fearing families in small-town Ontario, and quit school early to put food on the table. "One thing I had in common with Joe ATKINSON," HONDERICH recalled, "is that I knew need."
There was a major difference, however. ATKINSON was a star of Canadian journalism in 1899 when the new owners of the Toronto Evening Star hired him at 34 to run the paper. HONDERICH was 24 when he arrived at the paper, an unproven asset at the time.
But he didn't take long to prove himself. His work was soon noticed by Harry C. HINDMARSH, ATKINSON's son-in-law and the man who ran the newsroom.
HINDMARSH sent HONDERICH to Saskatchewan for the election that brought Tommy Douglas and the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (later to become the New Democratic Party) to power in 1944.
The next year he was sent back to do a progress report on North America's first socialist government. His stories were so enthusiastically some thought naively -- positive that the Saskatchewan government asked permission to reprint them.
They also caught the eye of Joe ATKINSON, whose reform ideas were at home with the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation's, although he never endorsed the party at election time. HONDERICH was marked as someone worth watching. He was asked to fill in as an editorial writer, the newspaper job he enjoyed most of all.
Some critics said HONDERICH's writing lacked flair or style. But it was clear. He explained complicated matters in simple, accurate terms. His idea was to dive right into a story, delivering the promise of the headline in the first paragraph.
In his reporting career, HONDERICH covered a wide variety of assignments, collecting his share of scoops, enough to impress HINDMARSH. In 1946, he called in HONDERICH, congratulated him on a story, then remarked, "Oh, by the way, the financial editor left today. I'd like you to start as financial editor on Monday."
"But I don't know the difference between a stock and a bond," HONDERICH replied.
"You'll learn," HINDMARSH said.
HONDERICH told HINDMARSH he would take the job on the condition that he be allowed to go back to feature writing if it didn't work out.
"If you don't make a go of it, you'll go out the door," HINDMARSH said in a menacing way.
It goes without saying that HONDERICH made a go of it.
One of the first things he noticed from his new desk was a tailor at work in a building across King St. He decided his business section would write for that tailor, for the ordinary person.
His News Hall of Fame citation noted: "He led in turning the writing and presentation of financial news into a readable subject in terms that interest the average reader." He criticized the stock exchange, questioned banking methods, recommended profit sharing, and supported credit unions and other co-operatives.
But when there were major stories to be covered, HINDMARSH often took HONDERICH out of his financial department and sent him all over the globe -- to Newfoundland on the eve of its joining Canada, to Argentina where press freedom was under attack, to Asia with Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent for the first round-the-world trip taken by a Canadian prime minister, and to Britain for the funeral of George VI.
In 1948, HONDERICH, along with 12 other employees, chartered the first Canadian local of the American Newspaper Guild. As president of the union, he signed the first contract with the Star.
Some members of the union were suspicious, however, thinking that as financial editor he was "a company stooge" trying to make sure the Guild didn't fall into the hands of disgruntled left-wingers.
They weren't aware, however, that he knew all about bad working conditions because he had done both day and night assignments as a young reporter in Kitchener.
He served three terms as Guild president and helped win better pay and working conditions. Later, on the other side of the negotiating table, he continued to believe in the need for an organized newsroom, although that view was severely tested in a bitter strike in HONDERICH had become a major force in the newsroom when ATKINSON died in 1948 after nearly 50 years as publisher of a racy paper with principles.
His death, however, created a crisis at the paper. ATKINSON's will had left the Star to a charitable foundation to be administered by his trustees. However, the Ontario Conservative government passed the Charitable Gifts Act, which said no charity could own more than 10 per cent of a business.
The government may have viewed the will as an attempt to escape death duties, but more likely the legislation was an attempt to muzzle the Star, a liberal thorn in the Tory side.
Nevertheless, it became a distinct possibility the paper might be sold to outside interests. Bidders, including beer baron E.P. TAILOR/TAYLOR, were lining up for a chance to buy what had become Canada's most profitable daily.
The Star was granted stays of execution however, and HINDMARSH, the founder's son-in-law, succeeded ATKINSON until his own death in 1956. In the HINDMARSH years, the paper seemed to lose direction and much of its fairness, particularly in the reporting of politics. The paper's reputation was going downhill.
Meanwhile, HONDERICH had been appointed editor-in-chief in 1955 and a couple of years later he was appointed to the board, after HINDMARSH's sudden death. It put him in the position of becoming an owner of the paper.
Walter GORDON, an accountant who was to become finance minister in Lester Pearson's Liberal government, worked out a plan for the trustees to buy the Star by putting up $1 million among the six of them, including HONDERICH. The paper was valued at $25.5 million.
At the time, the sale price was the most ever paid in Canada for a newspaper, and it turned out to be a steal. Under HONDERICH's leadership, Torstar, the Star's parent company, would become a more than $1 billion enterprise over the next 30-plus years.
For readers and the staff, the HONDERICH years had begun, although he didn't take over as publisher until 1966. Immediately, however, he went about remaking the paper. Headlines didn't scream any more, and the silly and the sensational disappeared from the paper.
HONDERICH was putting his stamp on the Star. Reporting only the facts wasn't good enough. He demanded thorough backgrounding of stories to make them understandable to the average reader. Or, as he said, for "my barber."
He created a great newsroom that included sports columnist DUNNELL and leading Canadian writers such as Pierre BERTON, Peter NEWMAN, Charles TEMPLETON and Nathan COHEN, as well as award-winning cartoonist Duncan MacPHERSON.
HONDERICH returned the Star to the principles of Joseph E. ATKINSON, including a reform-centred editorial policy. Unemployment, affordable housing, adequate welfare benefits, medicare, pensions, minority rights, the need for an independent Canada -- these became subjects he demanded be dealt with on a daily basis.
In one of his rare public appearances, he told a group of editors in 1961 that "the basic function of a newspaper is to inform, to tell the public what is happening in the community, in the nation and in the world. You will notice I did not use the word, entertain." He felt that television had made entertainment a secondary function for newspapers. "How much better then, to concentrate on what we can do best, and that is to inform the public."
The change was most evident in the Star's treatment of politics and economics. The background feature gradually became commonplace in North American journalism, and a poll of U.S. editors rated the Star one of the world's 10 top foreign papers.
Critics of the HONDERICH way -- many of them highly placed in the paper -- couldn't wait for HONDERICH's grey, humourless Star to fail, but they were doomed to disappointment, just as surely as the Star's competitor -- the unchanging Telegram -- was doomed to extinction.
Not only did the Star's circulation grow, so did its profits.
Honesty and integrity were words that most people associated with HONDERICH. But many on his staff found him a demanding taskmaster, an uncompromising and often difficult man to deal with. There was never any doubt that Beland HONDERICH was the boss. He wasn't one for chit-chat.
Early in his career as publisher, he all but cut himself off from the social whirl of movers and shakers. He admitted to becoming almost reclusive after finding himself challenged at social functions and parties to defend Star policies he felt needed no defence, especially since he had put them into place.
But he never felt that way about the public at large. The so-called Little Guy could get him on the phone more easily than a celebrity could. His home number was in the book. And in the days when the Star was an afternoon paper, it wasn't unusual for an evening editor to get a call from HONDERICH, who in turn had received an irate call at home from a reader whose paper hadn't been delivered.
The paper would be delivered by taxi, and the taxi company was instructed to report to the editor the moment the paper had arrived. Then HONDERICH would phone the reader to make sure he was satisfied.
The first part of his 12-hour working day was spent poring over page proofs, quarrelling about leads of stories, questioning something in the 25th paragraph, asking for more background, and demanding follow-ups.
He was articulate, often painfully so for the person at the other end of his complaints. His editors took great pleasure when he demanded "antidotal" leads. He meant anecdotal leads.
Notes with the heavy-handed BHH signature on them rained from his office.
The difficulty everyone had in pleasing him and the way he prowled the newsroom won him the nickname "The Beast." And he was called "Drac" by some editors who thought he, like the vampire, sucked the staff dry.
When the paper departed from what the reader had come to believe was a Star tradition, he took to the typewriter to explain the reasons himself. In 1972, for example, he put his initials on an editorial that explained why the Star was supporting Progressive Conservative Robert Stanfield over Liberal Pierre Trudeau in the federal election.
In his rare public appearances, the nasal flatness of his voice often disguised the passion he felt for a subject. However, he was an effective spokesman for the causes he championed. In defending the Star's strong stand on economic nationalism, he told the Canadian Club it was based on the need to preserve the differences between Canada and the United States.
"I think our society tends to be more compassionate, somewhat less extreme and certainly less violent," he said. "We put more emphasis on basic human needs such as health insurance and pensions."
He warned that increased U.S. ownership of Canadian resources would endanger our ability to maintain those differences.
In a 1989 speech at Carleton University in Ottawa, he caused a stir when he argued that objectivity in newspapers was neither possible nor desirable.
"No self-respecting newspaper deliberately distorts or slants the news to make it conform to its own point of view," he said. "But you cannot publish a newspaper without making value judgments on what news you select to publish and how you present it in the paper.
"And these value judgments reflect a view of society -- a point of view if you will -- that carries as much weight, if not more, than what is said on the editorial page."
Just as ATKINSON used the news pages to popularize reform ideas, HONDERICH used them as a weapon in his own causes.
One example was his reaction to a document leaked to him outlining then-prime minister Brian Mulroney's government strategy on free trade. It said the communications strategy "should rely less on educating the public than getting across the message that the free trade initiative is a good idea -- in other words a selling job."
HONDERICH made sure all aspects of free trade were put under the kind of scrutiny the government wanted to avoid, particularly the possible effects on employment and social benefits.
Simon REISMAN, the bellicose chief trade negotiator, accused HONDERICH of personally waging a vendetta against free trade. He said HONDERICH used the Star "in a manner that contradicts every sense of fairness and decency in the newspaper business."
In reply, the unrepentant publisher said: "The role of a newspaper, as I see it, is to engage in the full and frank dissemination of the news and opinion from the perspective of its values and particular view of society. It should report the news fairly and accurately, reflect all pertinent facts and opinions and not only what the official establishment thinks and says."
As publisher, he demonstrated an impressive business savvy for a man who once said he hardly knew the difference between a stock and a bond. In 1972, he moved the paper to new quarters at One Yonge St.
And later, in his position as chief executive officer of the parent company, Torstar Corp., he acquired Harlequin Enterprises, the world's largest publisher of romance books, and 15 community newspapers to add to the 14 the Star already owned in the Toronto area.
At the same time, HONDERICH still was very much making his mark in journalism. He was the first in Canada to introduce a bureau of accuracy and to appoint an ombudsman to represent the reader in the newsroom. In a wider sense, he was the main force behind the establishment of the Ontario Press Council, where readers can take their complaints to an independent body.
As well as his election to the News Hall of Fame, he was honoured in other ways, receiving doctors of law degrees from Wilfrid Laurier and York universities, and the Order of Canada in 1987.
HONDERICH was married three times, the last time on New Year's Day 2000 to Rina WHELAN of Vancouver, the city where he lived until his death. He had two sons: John, who followed in his father's footsteps to become publisher of the Star, and David, an entrepreneur and one daughter, Mary, a philosophy and English teacher. He also had six grandchildren.
Even into his eighties, HONDERICH exercised daily and loved to play bridge, golf and fish.
Charles E. PASCAL, executive director of the Atkinson Charitable Foundation, recalled golfing with HONDERICH after he had entered his eighties. PASCAL was in his mid-fifties.
"I expected to be slowed down by playing with a couple of guys in their seventies and one in his eighties," PASCAL said. "Bee, as with everything else, played golf with determination, focus and tenacity. I was quite impressed with his golfing. He was very competitive."
After HONDERICH stepped down as publisher in 1988, and as a director of Torstar in 1995, he lost none of his zeal for pursuing causes. He did this through the Atkinson Charitable Foundation and his own personal philanthropy.
"His role on our board was absolutely essential, forceful, radical," PASCAL said.
"I had the sense that the older he got he became more and more impatient. He was impatient, just impatient, about all that is yet to be done by governments and others to reduce the inequities for those who are disadvantaged through no fault of their own."
He was generous in his giving and, as was his character, he had no interest in public recognition or praise.
"He just had no time whatsoever for personal recognition," PASCAL recalled.
"I think he would have liked to have been around forever if for no other reason than to contribute more."
At HONDERICH's request, there will be a cremation, after which the family will hold a small private gathering to celebrate his life.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-16 published
SCHWARTZ, Jean
Peacefully, at the Credit Valley Hospital, on Monday, November 14, 2005, at the age of 60 years. Jean SCHWARTZ (née STEVENSON,) beloved wife of Paul SCHWARTZ. Dear mother of Robert and his partner Ann, Nancy and her husband John WARREN, and Shawna and her husband Costa VRATSIDAS. Loving grandmother of Mandy, Steven, Alexandra, Christina and Georgie. Dear sister of Bobby STEVENSON and his wife Geraldine, and Ronnie STEVENSON and his wife Rhonda. Loving aunt and Godmother to all her nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Lee Funeral Home Limited, 258 Queen Street South, Streetsville (Mississauga Road, south of 401), on Wednesday, November 16th and Thursday, November 17th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Lee Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, November 18, 2005 at 10 a.m. Interment in Meadowvale Cemetery.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-22 published
WARREN, Dorothy Andrea (née BARTON)
(November 30th, 1912-November 19th, 2005)
Peacefully on November 19th, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Leisure World - O'Connor Court, in Toronto, in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Captain William John Edward WARREN of the Toronto Fire Department. Sadly missed by her much loved devoted and loyal daughter Karen Andrea WARREN of Toronto, Ontario. Predeceased by her parents Joseph Alfred BARTON of Turnbridge Wells, Kent, England and Margaret Ethel BARTON (née LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH) of Williamstown, Cornwall, Ontario. Predeceased by her brother William Courtney BARTON of Peterborough and her sister Jessie Margaret BARTON of Montreal, Quebec. Dorothy Andrea WARREN (née BARTON) was born in Montreal, Quebec. She worked for RCA Victor in Montreal for 12 years and met "Bill" at the Air Force House and later married him at St. James' United Church on April 20th, 1946. Sincere thanks to the staff and residents from Leisure World - O'Connor Court, her home for almost 3 years, for the love and support, especially for making her last months in Palliative Care comfortable. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23rd. The funeral service will take place in the chapel on Thursday, November 24th at 1 o'clock. Interment Resthaven Memorial Gardens. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario - Research Department, 1200 Bay Street, Suite 202, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2A5 or the Canadian Cancer Society - Research Department, 20 Holly Street, Suite 101, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3B1.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-05 published
MEARNS, Dorothy Isabell (née BANNON)
Peacefully on Saturday, December 3, 2005 at York Central Hospital with her family by her side. Reunited with her late husband Bob (Bobby) and son Dan. Loving mother to Dale and his wife Jude, and daughter-in-law June. Cherished grandmother of Danny. Dear sister of Lynn WARREN, Patti NICHOLS, Catherine HOLMES and Joe BANNON. Sister-in-law of the late Bill MEARNS. Dorothy will be lovingly remembered by her many special nieces, nephews and Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. W. (west of Royal York Rd.) on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at 11 o'clock. If desired, remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-09 published
HIMES, Florence May (formerly WARREN, née SYMONDS)
Florence HIMES née SYMONDS of New Horizons Tower Retirement Home, Toronto was one of Canada's oldest residents and passed away December 8, 2005 in her 111th year. Mrs HIMES was born September 22, 1895 in London, England and was the oldest of 8 siblings-all deceased. Beloved wife of the late William WARREN and the late Alfred HIMES. Dear mother of the late Ross and Fernande WARREN and step-mother of Cliff HIMES and wife Reva of Parry Sound, Audrey HIMES (late Reid) of Haliburton and the late Marion and Bill Cordell. Will be sadly missed by granddaughter Joanne WARREN and David BURNS of Ottawa. Cherished by granddaughter Heather and husband David PILO of Oakville, grand_son Bob HIMES and his wife Carolyn of Shelburne, Kathy HIMES and Karen and husband John of Haliburton, Ken HIMES of Keswick and Keith and Shelly HIMES of Newmarket and the Symonds family in Kenora. Lovingly remembered by 19 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Saturday, December 10, 2005 from 10 o'clock until time of the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11 o'clock. At the family's request, donations to New Horizons Tower Wilkie Heritage Fund or the Toronto Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-31 published
KEALY, Ann Gail (WARREN)
Peacefully at William Osler Health Centre, Brampton on Thursday, December 29, 2005, Ann Gail WARREN, R.R.#5, Bolton (Wildfield,) beloved wife of the late Frederick H. KEALY, in her 82nd year. Loving mother of Linda, Theresa, Sandi and Don. Cherished grandmother of Lesley, April, Mary, Christian, Michael, Adam and Tammy and loved as a great-grandmother. Greatly missed by her brother in Kentucky and predeceased by her sister. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Monday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass will be held in Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 60 Allan Drive, Bolton Tuesday morning, January 3, 2006 at 10 o'clock. Followed by cremation. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

  W... Names     WA... Names     WAR... Names     Welcome Home

WARREN - All Categories in OGSPI

WAR surnames continued to 05war006.htm