WATADA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-15 published
GRAHAM, Frederick Alexander
Peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 13th, 2005, in his 85th year. Surrounded in love by his wife Helen (DALY,) daughters Jennifer and her husband George WALHOUT of Bowmanville, Dalyse and her husband Wayne SOBOL, Andrea and her husband Terry SHARP, Lisa and her husband Steve ALEXANDER, all of Milton, Melanie and her husband Dave FAWCETT of Stouffville and son Derek and his wife Karen MILNE of Calgary. Predeceased by an infant daughter in 1965. Cherished Papa of Shawn, Erin, Julie, Rebecca, Matthew, Andrew, Heather, Graham, Bradley, Emily, Olivia and Garret. Beloved brother of Margaret GRASSI of Calgary and Marion BAKER of Listowel. Predeceased by brothers Murray and Jack. Brother-in-law to Nita DALY of Guelph. Fred was born in Elma Township on April 11th, 1921, the son of George GRAHAM and Annie COLE. In 1939, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and following flight school in Toronto, he was commissioned as a Pilot Officer. He was stationed in Trenton, Ontario where he was assigned as aircraft mechanic for the Howard Aircraft. Thus began a life long love of airplanes. Fred married Helen DALY in 1951 and together they built a home in Rexdale where they raised 6 children. In 1956 he started his own electrical contracting business Mayo Electric. Years later, he founded Falstaff Electric, a family company that continues to prosper today. In 1978 Fred began building a Zenith aircraft and in 1982 experienced the thrill of his maiden flight. He was a longtime member of the E.A.A., Chapter 41 at the Brampton Flying Club where he shared his love of flight with many Friends. With fierce determination and tenacity, Fred met all of life's obstacles with a quick wit and unique sense of humour. He will be sadly missed by the many people whose lives he touched. Many thanks to Dr. Brian WATADA for his compassionate care. Family and Friends are invited to visit at the McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home, 114 Main Street, Milton, 905-878-4452 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, September 16th, 2005. Vigil Prayers will be prayed at the funeral home on Friday at 8: 30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 139 Martin Street, Milton on Saturday, September 17th, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment to be held at St. Mary's Cemetery in Elora, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Red Cross in support of Hurricane Katrina Victims, 100 Nipissing Road, Unit 5, Milton, Ontario L9T 5B2 would be appreciated.

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WATCHORN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-27 published
McGIBBON, Ellen Margaret (formerly MAHOOD, née SMITH)
Thank you God, Thank you for answering mom's final prayer. With peace in her heart Ellen Margaret McGIBBON (née SMITH) (MAHOOD) passed away at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Tuesday, January 25th, 2005. Thankful to God for the loves of her life. Predeceased by husband Bill McGIBBON (1996,) Ray MAHOOD (1954.) Loving mom of Susie and Rob HARLAND (1986) and Marnie, Billy McGIBBON Jr., Margaret and Dean WATCHORN, and Jamie and Laurie McGIBBON. Forever mom to Peg and Lyne. Loving and caring nanny of Julie-Ellyn HARLAND (Ernie,) Nicole, Allison and Stephanie McGIBBON, and Kaitie and Evan WATCHORN. Dear sister of Phyllis (2000) and Bert HAGGIS, Jeanne and Jack BAXTER, Fred and Anne SMITH, Ethel and Doug HOGG and Carole Ann and Frank DICKER. Auntie Ellen to all her cherished nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a granddaughter Kristi-Lyn and her parents Bill and Florence SMITH of London. Visitation at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe St. W., Strathroy on Friday, January 28th from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held from St. John's Anglican Church, head St. S., Strathroy on Saturday, January 29th at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Father Willie KAMMERER officiating. Interment in Hyde Park Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Saint John's Altar Guild on behalf of Ellen would be appreciated by the family. Thank you God, Thank you. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Ellen.

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WATCHORN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-02-01 published
McGIBBON, Ellen Margaret (formerly MAHOOD, née SMITH)
Thank you, God, thank you, for answering moms final prayer. With peace in her heart, Ellen Margaret McGIBBON (née SMITH) (MAHOOD) passed away at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Tuesday, January 25, 2005. Thankful to God for the loves of her life. Predeceased by husband Bill McGIBBON (1996,) Ray MAHOOD (1954.) Loving mom of Susie and Rob HARLAND (1986) and Marnie, Billy McGIBBON Jr., Margaret and Dean WATCHORN, and Jamie and Laurie McGIBBON. Forever mom to Peg and Lyne. Loving and caring nanny of Julie-Ellyn HARLAND (Ernie,) Nicole, Allison, and Stephanie McGIBBON, and Kaitie and Evan WATCHORN. Dear sister of Phyllis (2000) and Bert HAGGIS, Jeanne and Jack BAXTER, Fred and Anne SMITH, Ethel and Doug HOGG, and Carole Ann and Frank DICKER. Auntie Ellen to all her cherished nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a granddaughter, Kristi-Lyn and her parents Bill and Florence SMITH of London. Visitation was at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, on Friday, January 28 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service was held from Saint Johns Anglican Church, on Saturday, January 29 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Father Willi KAMMERER officiating. Interment in Hyde Park Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Saint Johns Altar Guild on behalf of Ellen would be appreciated by the family. Thank you, God, thank you. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Ellen.

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WATCHORN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-10 published
Marco MUZZO was visionary in industry
Legendary developer enjoyed 50-year career
'His word was as good as his signature'
By Pat BRENNAN, Special To The Star, Page N2
It was 7 a.m. on a Saturday and the steady rain was into its third day.
Standing at the bottom of a deep excavation of what used to be Greenwood Race Track, Marco MUZZO was covered in mud. He was trying to find a way to get loaded dump trucks up the steep, dirt ramp that has become a river of mud.
He employed 3,500 people, was one of Canada's biggest land developers and richest citizens, but the man was fully in his element solving problems in the bottom of a mud hole.
MUZZO built many thousands of homes in southern Ontario, as well as thousands of acres of industrial and commercial buildings and it's unlikely there is a stick of lumber or a panel of drywall installed in any of those structures that didn't have its purchase order come across his desk.
And despite this kind of hands-on attention to the most ordinary of details, Marco MUZZO was considered one of this country's most visionary builders. He died earlier this week at his home after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 73.
The mud hole at Greenwood Race Track at Queen St. E. and Woodbine Ave. became The Beach Neighbourhood, one of Toronto's most spectacular new home developments.
When MUZZO and Fred DEGASPARIS, a close friend and partner in many of his developments, launched the $200 million housing project in June 1997, it was the largest active urban renewal project in North America.
MUZZO owned a variety of companies in the development and building industry. Despite being one of the largest residential developers in the country, he was virtually unknown by consumers. Neither his name nor image appeared on any of the dozens of his companies he controlled.
"The buyers are the deciding factor and I think smart buyers mostly rely on two things -- location and the bottom line," MUZZO said in a Toronto Star interview in 2000.
Pemberton was his highrise condominium developer. It has erected dozens of large condo projects around the Greater Toronto Area since he launched the firm in the mid-'90s. The company was named after Pemberton Ave., where he erected his first highrise as the sole developer.
He once owned a large chunk of Camrost Developments, a prominent highrise developerheaded by David FELDMAN.
MUZZO operated all his firms from his office at Marel Contractors in Vaughan. Marel was the only company that hinted at his name.
Marel is one of Canada's largest drywall contractors and its name is a blending of Marco and Elio. Elio was his older brother who died in 1997 at age 75.
Elio arrived in Canada from Italy in the early 1950s from the family farm just outside Venice. After getting established in Toronto as a plasterer, he sent for his younger brother.
"When I arrived in Toronto I spent the first three months in Elio's basement building a plaster wall," said MUZZO. " When he came home at night he'd come down and check my work. Then he'd rip it down and say do it again. He wouldn't let me go to work as a plasterer until he felt I was good enough," said MUZZO.
After becoming one of Canada's largest builders, MUZZO would still talk with pride about his talent as a plasterer. He talked about the time in the early '60s when he went to help a family on Christmas morning. Their upstairs bathtub had overflowed and ruined the dining room ceiling below.
"The woman of the house was very upset because she was having her whole family over for Christmas dinner later that day and the ceiling was lying on her dining room table," MUZZO said in an interview.
"I spent much of Christmas day getting that ceiling looking good again. I could smell the food cooking in the kitchen. The ceiling had been finished with an elaborate rosette. She wanted it back and so did I. I did a good job on that ceiling," said MUZZO more than 30 years later.
MUZZO was very close to his brother Elio. Although he was one of Canada's wealthiest men, he drove his brother's old Cadillac. Elio's children wanted their dad to give up the old pickup he drove and bought him a new Cadillac. After two weeks in the Caddy, Elio wanted his old truck back because the Caddy hurt his back. So Marco took his brother's car and drove it long after his brother passed away.
"I had great respect for that man," said Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCALLION. " His word was as good as his signature. He was a tough negotiator -- just like me -- but he was fair and honest. You never had to question whether he would do what he said he would do. Marco was aware of the tiniest details. He knew everything that was happening in his empire, in every corner. Everything he did; he did well, because he had pride in his work. He leaves a great legacy."
MUZZO put together a consortium of builders to buy Mississauga's Erin Mills from Cadillac Fairview and create an award-winning community.
MUZZO had great respect for the working man too, said Ucal POWELL head of Local 27 of the International Carpenters Union and Allied Workers.
"He employed thousands of our members as carpenters and drywallers. He treated them fair. He demanded good work and if you supplied that, you got respect and you got work."
"The last time I saw Marco was on September 20 at what I think was one of his finest development achievements," said Toronto Councillor Kyle RAE. "It was at the opening of the sales office for his Uptown condo at Yonge and Bloor. After all that he has done for the fringes of the city, I was pleased to see him bringing a spectacular-looking condo to the heart of the city -- right where the two subway lines cross. It think it will be another great legacy for the man," said RAE.
"I have never respected any man more," said architect Gary WATCHORN of MBTW, a land planning firm. "He was such a visionary. He could see opportunities everywhere. He set very high standards for everyone associated with his companies, but he was also fair and compassionate."
"His death is the biggest loss to our industry ever," said Desi AUCIELLO, president-elect of the 1,400-member Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association. "He was way ahead of his time. He was a unique individual and an iconic figure. We've all heard it before that he was tough, but fair. He was old school in that his word was his bond."
Home builder and developer Tony GUGLIETTI of Townwood Homes was a close friend.
"He had such great passion for people. This city will never know all the generosity, all the quiet philanthropy he did for people, for charities, for organizations," said GUGLIETTI.
"He was the grandfather of the development industry in this city. He had more influence on development in this city over the past 50 years than anyone I know; but what a lot of people don't know is that he was also a great humanitarian."

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WATERFALL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-31 published
JARVIS, Thelma Grace (JORDAN)
Passed away at Golden Plough Lodge Cobourg on Sunday, January 30, 2005. Thelma Jordan loving mother of Elaine WATERFALL (Frank.) Dear grandmother to Michael WATERFALL (Jane) and Sharon. Great-grandmother to Noah and Seheirra WATERFALL. Sister of Chris YOUNGS and Lewis JORDAN (Evelyn.) Friends will be received at the Allison Funeral Home, 103 Mill Street North, Port Hope, Tuesday 12: 30 p.m. until time of Funeral Service at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Mount Lawn Cemetery, Whitby. www.allisonfuneralhome.com

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WATERFIELD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-08 published
WATERFIELD, Michael
In cherished memories of my son, Michael, who passed away 27 years ago today.
Heaven only knows how much I love and miss you.
Love, Mom

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WATERFIELD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-25 published
PROUT, Barbara Jean (RAWLINGS)
At Bluewater Health Mitton Site on September 23, 2005. Barbara Jean (RAWLINGS) PROUT of Forest Lambton Shores. Beloved wife of the late Howard PROUT. Cherished mother of Thomas and Susan PROUT, R.R.#2 Forest, William and Edith PROUT, R.R.#5 Forest. Dear grandmother of Lyndsey and Erik. Sister of George RAWLINGS of Thedford and Marvel WATERFIELD of Sarnia. Aged 77 years. Resting at the Ronn and Dodge Funeral Home and Cremation Centre McFarlane Chapel, 9 James Street South, at Watt Forest. Funeral service Monday September 26 at 2: 00 p.m. Visitation Sunday 2-4 p.m. only. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. Donations appreciated to Forest View Srs. Appt. Committee (cheque only received at the Funeral Home). Memorial tree will be planted in memory of "Barb" by the Dodge Family.

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WATERHOUSE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-27 published
SHERWOOD, Gladys (née FOSTER)
At Woodstock General Hospital on Tuesday, January 25, 2005, Gladys SHERWOOD (née FOSTER) of Woodstock in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Fred DITCHFIELD (1973) and Kenneth SHERWOOD (2001.) Loving mother of Leone BLUMENSTOCK (the late John) and Fred DITCHFIELD, both of Woodstock, and step-mother of Ken SHERWOOD (Mary Ellen) and Diane BONZONA (Jack) all of Connecticut. Dear sister of Vera WATERHOUSE (the late Jim) of Kitchener and sister-in-law of Josephine SCRIVENER (the late Ted) of Burford. Also lovingly remembered by her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock, on Friday, January 28, 2005 from 3: 30 pm to 4: 30 pm for a Funeral Service in the chapel at 4:30 pm with Reverend Dave STEPHENS officiating. Cremation, followed by interment later at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Woodstock Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy 537-3611.

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WATERHOUSE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-13 published
TOMASZEWSKI, Henry
A resident of Chatham, Henry TOMASZEWSKI passed away with his fami ly at his side at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, on Monday, April 11, 2005 at the age of 84. Born in Lomza, Poland, son of the late Wladyslaw and Wladyslawa TOMASZEWSKI. Beloved husband of 54½ years to Jenny (OBUCHOWICZ) TOMASZEWSKI. Dear father of Barbara and David CAMPBELL, Kanata; Walter and Peggy TOMASZEWSKI, Chatham' Julie and Gary KENNEDY, Tecumseh; Helen and Eric ROBERTSON, Chatham; Henry and Kathy TOMASZEWSKI, Strathroy; Susan MOLLOY, London; Richard and Gina TOMASZEWSKI, London; and Marian and Michael WATERHOUSE, Saint Thomas. Beloved Dziadziu to 27 grandchildren so far. Brother of John TOMASZEWSKI, Chatham; sisters Halinka KABALA, Genia KUSZTAL and Krystyna GASIOREK of Poland. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Alexander and Mieczyslaw and sisters Halina in Poland. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street Chatham on Wednesday 3: 00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Legion Memorial Service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 7: 30 p.m. followed by Parish prayers at 8: 00 p.m. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Victory Parish on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Fr. Stanislaw KUCZAIK. Burial in St. Anthony Cemetery. Memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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WATERHOUSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-05 published
MacKAY, George S.
Retired World War 2 Captain, George enlisted in the Toronto Scottish Regiment (M.G.) September 6, 1939 as a Private, A/Mgn and served in the army overseas from 1939-1946.
George was a long time resident of Toronto and a former Banker, Stock Broker, Intelligence Officer, Senior Special Investigator and Consultant.
He was educated in Nova Scotia, Owen Sound, Military College and Oxford University, England as well as the University of Toronto - Accounting.
George enjoyed a full life, and in his younger days was well known in the sporting fraternity and the Bay Street district. He was married to his best friend and companion, Jean B. Reid, for over 50 years whom predeceased him. He had many Friends across Canada and in Eastern U.S.A. and especially in their winter homes at Crescent Beach area. Florida and Victoria, British Columbia, as well as their summer home at Paudash Lake in Ontario.
He is survived by his sister, Jean (Mrs. M.J.) WATERHOUSE, and nephew Bill WATERHOUSE, Huntsville and family Julie, Tracy and Jeremy, niece Susan (husband Bill) MILLER, Mississauga, and nephew Tom WELCH (wife Judy) and sons Bradley and Brian, Edmonton.
Memorial Service to be held Wednesday, April 6, at 2: 00 p.m. - Shepherd Terrace Retirement Home (Chapel) 3758 Sheppard Avenue E., Scarborough, Ontario (North side of Shepperd East of Warden). Main telephone number 416-609-5700.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made in George MacKay's memory to the Canadian Institute for the Blind and condolences to George's family may be sent to Susan Miller on-line to susane.miller@sympatico.ca

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WATERHOUSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-05 published
MacKAY, George S.
Retired World War 2 Captain, George enlisted in the Toronto Scottish Regiment (M.G.) September 6, '39 as a Private, A/Mgn and served in the army overseas from 1939-1946. George was a long time resident of Toronto and a former Banker, Stock Broker, Intelligence Officer, Senior Special Investigator and Consultant. He was educated in Nova Scotia, Owen Sound, Ontario, Military College and Oxford University, England as well as the University of Toronto - Accounting. George enjoyed a full life, and in his younger days was well known in the sporting fraternity and the Bay Street district. He was married to his best friend and companion, Jean B. REID, for over 50 years, who predeceased him. He had many Friends across Canada and in Eastern U.S.A. and especially in their winter homes at Crescent Beach area, Florida and Victoria, British Columbia, as well as their summer home at Paudash Lake in Ontario. He is survived by his sister Jean (Mrs M.J.) WATERHOUSE, and nephew Bill WATERHOUSE, Huntsville and family Julie, Tracy and Jeremy, niece Susan (husband Bill) MILLER, Mississauga, and nephew Tom WELCH (wife Judy) and sons Bradley and Brian, Edmonton. Memorial service to be held Wednesday, April 6 at 2: 00 p.m. - Shepherd Terrace Retirement Home (Chapel), 3758 Sheppard Avenue E., Scarborough, Ontario (north side of Sheppard, east of Warden). Main telephone number 416-609-5700. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made in George MacKay's memory to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Condolences to George's family may be sent to Susan MILLER online at susane.miller@sympatico.ca

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WATERHOUSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-01 published
MASON, Doreen Stewart " Bubbles Toomath"
With great sadness and sorrow, we announce the passing of Doreen on Tuesday, May 31, 2005. Beloved wife for over fifty wonderful years to the late Bob. Loving mother of Bob and his wife Neola, Bill and his wife Janice, and Bonnie and her husband Victor LEFEBVRE. Sadly missed by her five grandaughters, Monica and her husband Dana BABINEAU, Kimberley, Kelly, Yvonne and Elaine. Survived by her sisters, Marie HARRISON, Eileen SPIDLE and Sylvia WALKER. Predeceased by her brothers, Andy, John and Ernie and her sisters, Nan LUSCOMBE, Margaret WATERHOUSE and Ruby POLISK. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Service and Committal in our Chapel on Thursday morning at 11 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice.

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WATERMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-21 published
PALMER, M. Madeline
At Babcock Community Care Centre, Wardsville on Sunday November 20, 2005, M. Madeline PALMER, formerly of London and R.R.#2 Wardsville in her 90th year. Daughter of the late Roy (1945) and Vera (nee LUMLEY) (1980) PALMER. Survived by her foster brother, Keith WATERMAN of Wardsville and cousins, Annie and Bob Purdy of R.R.#1 Glencoe as well as several other cousins and Friends. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 22 at 1: 30 p.m. Evangelist Brian SULLIVAN officiating. Interment Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Babcock Community Care Centre.

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WATERMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-23 published
CHOMA, Anna
A warm, generous, loving talented woman died peacefully at her home on Monday, November 21, 2005 in her 96th year. She unselfishly gave of herself to her family, Friends and church. Anna was the beloved wife of 60 years to the late Leon. Much loved mother to Mary (Joe CZERWINSKI,) Julie (George MORRISON,) Mike (late Barbara), Noreen MORAN, Morris (Denise), Leona (Walter NAKONESHNY) and Olesia. Loving Baba to Michael Jr., Laura CHOMA (Jeff RYCHMAN,) Joe CZERWINSKI (Janet), Jo Ann (Anthony WATERMAN), Michele CHOMA (Greg SUTTER), Jeff (Cali), Kathy (John FOURNIER), John CZERWINSKI (Mary SHARPE), Beth CHOMA (Tony PUOPOLO), Joe NICKELSON, Walt NASH, Paul, Michael NICKELSON (Sarah), Richard NAKONESHNY and Andrea. Proud Great-Baba of Johnny, Matthew, Carly, Lacia, Connor, Ali, Megan, Robert, Callan, Brendan, Ethan, Grant, Nicholas, Evan, Lauren and Gregory. Anna will be fondly missed by her family and Friends. She was a great lady! In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre, 60 Richview Road, P.O. Box 53337 Stn Brm B, Toronto, Ontario M7Y 8X1. Visitation will be held at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette Street (near Keele) on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Panakhyda 7 p.m. Funeral Service Friday 9: 30 a.m. then to St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral for Mass at 10 a.m. Interment Mount Peace Cemetery. Online condolences at www.cardinalfuneralhomes.com

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WATEROUS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-24 published
LONGERAN, Ernest " Ernie"
Ernest LONGERAN, beloved husband of Katherine LONGERAN (née O'KEEFE) passed away on December 21, 2005 at the age of 78 years after a courageous battle with cancer. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by Katherine, his wife of 53 years, his 4 daughters, Patricia LONGERAN, Barbara BYERS, Nancy LONGERAN- LARSH, Jan WATEROUS, his 3 sons-in-law, John LARSH, Jim BYERS and Adam WATEROUS, his 9 grandchildren, Michael, Kathleen and Christopher BYERS, Matthew, Paul and James LARSH, Connor, Riley and Liam WATEROUS and his 2 sisters, Margaret LONGERAN and Gaye MacKINNON. He is predeceased by his parents and infant son. Ernie grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia and moved to Toronto in 1960 with his young family to work with Shell Canada. He retired after approximately 30 years with the company and spent his retirement doing what he liked best - being with family, traveling with Katherine and playing lots of golf. Visitation with family will take place on Wednesday, December 28th between 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 stoplights west of Yonge Street). Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 29 at St. Bonaventure Church, 1300 Leslie Street, Don Mills (south of Lawrence Avenue) at 10: 30 a.m. Special thanks to Dr. BRANDWEIN and Dr. ANNA at Princess Margaret Hospital and the palliative care team at Markham-Stouffville Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be given to the St. Clare's Monastery, 170 St. Paul Street, R.R.#1, Alexandria, Ontario K0C 1A0

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WATEROUS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-28 published
LONERGAN, Ernest " Ernie"
Ernest LONERGAN, beloved husband of Katherine LONERGAN (née O'KEEFE) passed away on December 21, 2005 at the age of 78 years after a courageous battle with cancer. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by Katherine, his wife of 53 years, his 4 daughters, Patricia LONERGAN, Barbara BYERS, Nancy LONERGAN- LARSH, Jan WATEROUS, his 3 sons-in-law, John LARSH, Jim BYERS and Adam WATEROUS, his 9 grandchildren, Michael, Kathleen and Christopher BYERS, Matthew, Paul and James LARSH, Connor, Riley and Liam WATEROUS and his 2 sisters, Margaret LONERGAN and Gaye MacKINNON. He is predeceased by his parents and infant son. Ernie grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia and moved to Toronto in 1960 with his young family to work with Shell Canada. He retired after approximately 30 years with the company and spent his retirement doing what he liked best - being with family, traveling with Katherine and playing lots of golf. Visitation with family will take place on Wednesday, December 28th between 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 stoplights west of Yonge Street). Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 29 at St. Bonaventure Church, 1300 Leslie Street, Don Mills (south of Lawrence Avenue) at 10: 30 a.m. Special thanks to Dr. BRANDWEIN and Dr. ANNA at Princess Margaret Hospital and the palliative care team at Markham-Stouffville Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be given to the St. Clare's Monastery, 170 St. Paul Street, R.R.#1, Alexandria, Ontario K0C 1A0

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WATERRUD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-29 published
WEES, Hilda Ilene (née BABCOCK) and Terry Lee
Hilda Ilene WEES age 81 formerly of Chatham passed away peacefully at Livingston Lodge, Scarborough on Monday April 25, 2005. She was born in Dawn Township daughter of the late Ernest and Dora (SHAW) BABCOCK. Hilda is predeceased by her husband Sherman George WEES, her son Terry WEES on April 25, 2005, and her brother Wilson BABCOCK. Loving mother of Cindy and John STEEP of Toronto and Margaret WEES of Las Vegas, Nevada. Loved and sadly missed by her grandchildren Brent and Jackie WEES of Toronto, Todd and Janet WEES of Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Justin and Amy WEES of San Diego, California, Lindsay and Dan PICKERING of Embro, and Robyn HODGE of Toronto. A loving great grandmother to Eva WEES, Maggie WEES and Mason PICKERING. Sadly missed by her sisters-in-law Rita TIFFIN of Tupperville and Bessie BABCOCK of Wallaceburg. Hilda was an Associate member of the Canadian Legion Br. 628, Chatham and will be greatly missed by many wonderful Friends in the Chatham and Toronto areas. The family would like to express gratitude to Dr. Donna WATERRUD of Chatham, Dr. James CHIAROTTO and Pamela WEST of Centenary Hospital, Scarborough, the staff of St. Andrew's Residence, Chatham, and the staff of Scarborough Retirement Centre, Scarborough. A special heartfelt thank you to the staff of Livingston Lodge Palliative Care for touching our hearts and easing our pain. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden on Monday May 2, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Tuesday May 3, 2005 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Allan LIVINGSTONE officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made by cheque to Canadian Cancer Society.
Terry Lee WEES age 58 formerly of Chatham and Toronto passed away suddenly at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday April 25, 2005. Beloved husband of Margaret (McEWEN) WEES, loving father of Brent and Jackie WEES of Toronto, Todd and Janet WEES of Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Justin and Amy WEES of San Diego, California, and step-son Kent and Leslie STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Kingston. A loving grandfather to Eva WEES, Maggie WEES, and Dylan STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and a loving brother to Cindy and John STEEP of Toronto. An extra special uncle, who will be greatly missed by Lindsay and Dan PICKERING of Embro, and Robyn HODGE of Toronto. Terry is predeceased by his father Sherman George WEES, and his mother Hilda Ilene WEES on April 25, 2005. Although Terry's passing was unexpected, his love of life, Friends and family provided us all with a legacy that will live on in our hearts forever. Cremation has taken place in Las Vegas, Nevada with a Memorial Service to be conducted at a later date in Las Vegas and San Diego. Anyone wishing to pay their respects to Terry is invited to join the family during the period of visitation on Monday May 2, 2005 at 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Terry will also be remembered during the funeral service of his mother Hilda WEES on Tuesday May 3, 2005 at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made by cheque to Canadian Cancer Society.

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WATERRUD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-30 published
WEES, Hilda Ilene (née BABCOCK) and Terry Lee
Hilda Ilene WEES, age 81, formerly of Chatham passed away peacefully at Livingston Lodge, Scarborough on Monday, April 25, 2005. She was born in Dawn Township, daughter of the late Ernest and Dora (SHAW) BABCOCK. Hilda is predeceased by her husband Sherman George WEES, her son Terry WEES on April 25, 2005, and her brother Wilson BABCOCK. Loving mother of Cindy and John STEEP of Toronto and Margaret WEES of Las Vegas, Nevada. Loved and sadly missed by her grandchildren Brent and Jackie WEES of Toronto, Todd and Janet WEES of Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Justin and Amy WEES of San Diego, California, Lindsay and Dan PICKERING of Embro, and Robyn HODGE of Toronto. A loving great-grandmother to Eva WEES, Maggie WEES and Mason PICKERING. Sadly missed by her sisters-in-law Rita TIFFIN of Tupperville and Bessie BABCOCK of Wallaceburg. Hilda was an Associate Member of the Canadian Legion Branch 628, Chatham and will be greatly missed by many wonderful Friends in the Chatham and Toronto areas. The family would like to express gratitude to Dr. Donna WATERRUD of Chatham, Dr. James CHIAROTTO and Pamela WEST of Centenary Hospital, Scarborough, the staff of St. Andrew's Residence, Chatham, and the staff of Scarborough Retirement Centre, Scarborough. A special heartfelt thank you to the staff of Livingston Lodge Palliative Care for touching our hearts and easing our pain. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden on Monday, May 2, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Allan LIVINGSTONE officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made by cheque to Canadian Cancer Society.
Terry Lee WEES, age 58, formerly of Chatham and Toronto, passed away suddenly at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday, April 25, 2005. Beloved husband of Margaret (McEWEN) WEES, loving father of Brent and Jackie WEES of Toronto, Todd and Janet WEES of Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Justin and Amy WEES of San Diego, California, and step-son Kent and Leslie STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Kingston. A loving grandfather to Eva WEES, Maggie WEES, and Dylan STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and a loving brother to Cindy and John STEEP of Toronto. An extra special uncle, who will be greatly missed by Lindsay and Dan PICKERING of Embro, and Robyn HODGE of Toronto. Terry is predeceased by his father Sherman George WEES, and his mother Hilda Ilene WEES on April 25, 2005. Although Terry's passing was unexpected, his love of life, Friends and family provided us all with a legacy that will live on in our hearts forever. Cremation has taken place in Las Vegas, Nevada with a Memorial Service to be conducted at a later date in Las Vegas and San Diego. Anyone wishing to pay their respects to Terry is invited to join the family during the period of visitation on Monday, May 2, 2005 at 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Terry will also be remembered during the funeral service of his mother Hilda WEES on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made by cheque to Canadian Cancer Society.

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WATERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-02 published
WATERS, Mary Pauline (McCANDLESS)
Early in the morning of Wednesday, December 29th, 2004, the Lord called. The call was answered. Mary Pauline (McCANDLESS) WATERS drifted from sleep to eternity, whereupon she was found by her life long friend Mrs. Mary PIERCE and daughter Laurie. A dearer friend no one could deny. To you Aunt Mary, Laurie, Clifford, Edward, Michelle and family we are eternally grateful. You were the nucleus of her world, her family. She loved and cherished you all. Loving arms and outstretched hands will greet Mary in her new world; her wonderful and devoted parents Vila and Evan McCANDLESS, who adored her, her loving companion Sig, who loved and supported her in mid-life. Lost in grief and missing her terribly are her twin daughters Emily Gayle SCHROEDER and Paula Jane (Miriam) FARBIASZ. There with her daughters stands "The Little One" Maureen (STEVENS) NESBITT. She loved you Maureen. Mary counted you among her children. Saddened, missing her and bearing the weight of great support are, Mr. Paul SCHROEDER, loving husband to Emily, and Mr. Isaac FARBIASZ, loving husband to Paula Jane. In the blush of early adult life Mary met and fell in Love with a most handsome young man, Ray WATERS, who was to be her husband of many years. Together they walked the path of married and family life until, unfortunately, as with all things. The End Comes.... Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home in Strathroy on Monday, January 3rd. from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 4th at 11 a.m. Donations to the Charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mary.

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WATERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-18 published
SKIKAVICH, Paul Joseph
At London Health Sciences Centre on Wednesday, March 16, 2005, Paul Joseph SKIKAVICH in his 86th year. Beloved husband of M. Alene (WATERS) SKIKAVICH. Dear father of Bernard SKIKAVICH (Judy) of Georgetown, Patrick SKIKAVICH (Dianne) of London, Vincent SKIKAVICH of Nobleton, Moira ADLAN (Ali), Gregory SKIKAVICH (Paula) of London and Mark SKIKAVICH (Roula) of Cambridge. Brother of Edward SKAKIE (Fannie) of California, Peter SKIKAVICH (Pauline) of White Rock, British Columbia, Mary THORP of Dundas and Bernice BRAMER (John) of California. Brother-in-law of Yolande of White Rock, British Columbia and Myrtle of Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Also survived by nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a sister Stella DEMETRICK and brothers Frank and Marion.
Although not famous to the world, Paul was a uniquely humble, caring and kind man whose love for his family was the most important part of his life; a gentle, thoughtful man, he never failed to remember even those unknown to him, with prayer. Visitors will be received on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St. Funeral Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, 196 Dufferin Ave. on Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Reverend Callistus SSAINTUIS officiating. Private interment St. Anthony's Cemetery, Chatham. Prayers Friday at evening at 7: 30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Huntington Society, 151 Frederick Street, #400, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 2M2.
A Loving Man - a Greatly Loved Man

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WATERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-19 published
WATERS, Donald C.
In loving memory of Donald C. WATERS who passed away March 21, It was two years ago that you went away,
So today we sit, we have so much to say,
Tears fill our eyes and run down our face,
Because you left this earth for a better place,
It's hard to cope - We miss you so much,
You were always there for us, it was your loving touch,
We know life on earth ends and in Heaven it begins.
All our love Dad, Sharon and Rob.

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WATERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-21 published
GUNSTONE, Mary Margaret
Mary Margaret GUNSTONE of Straffordville passed away peacefully on Friday, March 18, 2005 at the age of 65 years. Loving wife and best friend of her late husband Clare GUNSTONE. Beloved mother to Kathy RAY and Michael GUNSTONE. Grandmother of Jackie; Angela and Amanda RAY. Daughter of Myrtle FORAN of Port Burwell. Sister of James MASALES; Gordon MASALES; Marion LEMAY; Donna FICK; Norma QUACKENBUSH; Ruth Ann WATERS; Debbie MASALES; and sister-in-law to Margaret UNDERHILL. " Come to me all ye who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest." Matthew 11: 28. Mrs. GUNSTONE's family will receive Friends at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Monday March 21st, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service for Margaret will be held in the Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Dave PATTEN of Straffordville Gospel Hall officiating. Interment at Smuck Cemetery. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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WATERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-22 published
WATERS, Donald C.
In loving memroy of a dear husband, son, brother and uncle, Donald C., March 21, 2003.
You were someone very special,
Who can never be replaced,
Your memory is so very near,
Can never be erased.
Two years have gone, We love you dear,
You are forever in our hearts,
The memories of those happy years,
Of which you were a very special part.
Words can never say how much you are loved, And how much you are missed,
Thank you for being in our lives.
From your loving wife, Bonnie, your sister "Helen" and mother "Jennie WATERS" and families.

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WATERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-05 published
WATERS, Lloyd M.
Peacefully at Kensington Village, London, on Monday, October 3rd, 2005, Lloyd M. WATERS, of Mt. Brydges, in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Marion (née MORCOM) WATERS of 62 years. son of the late Reuben and Pearl (née VEALE) WATERS, formerly of Caradoc Township. Survived by one brother Rayburn WATERS of Rockland, Ontario, as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by 5 brothers; Cecil, Cyril, Gilbert, Erwin and Everett and 3 sisters Mary PEAKER, Marjorie MAY and Elva NEWTON. Friends may call at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mt. Brydges on Thursday, October 6th, 2005 from 12: 30 p.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Don KEENLISIDE officiating. Interment Mt. Brydges Cemetery. Donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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WATERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-22 published
WATERS, Karen Louise (formerly WATERS, née LEWIS)
Courageously, after a difficult illness, Karen died in Henderson Hospital, Hamilton, on October 19, 2005, at age 54. She was the cherished long-time friend and partner of Marg RENAUD. Beloved eldest daughter of Jack and Helen LEWIS of Sarnia, and mother of Lena MINERS (Jason) of Halifax; Jacqueline STARKEWSKI (Austin) of Calgary; and Kayte WATERS of Toronto. Karen was the former wife of John WATERS of Strathroy; their first grandchild, Alexander (Xander) Stanley MINERS is almost a month old. Karen was the sister of Dan LEWIS (Kim) of Chatham, Heather LEWIS (Roger HIGHT) of London and Sandra DE BELLEVAl (Marc) of Charing Cross. An avid golfer and sports enthusiast, Karen taught and coached at North Middlesex District High School in Parkhill for 27 years, before moving to Hamilton and starting her own business. She will also be sadly missed by nieces, nephews, cousins, Friends and acquaintances, both old and new. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Monday, October 24, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Blackwell Cemetery, Sarnia. Visitation will be at Smith Funeral Home in Sarnia on Sunday, October 23, 2005 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will also be held at Centenary United Church in Hamilton on Tuesday October 25th at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Cancer Society, The M.S. Society or Centenary United Church in Hamilton would be greatly appreciated. Visit www.smithfuneralhome.ca for further information or directions to the funeral home. E-mail messages for the family can be directed to smithfuneralhome@cogeco.net

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WATERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-02 published
MAY, John Edward
Peacefully at home on November 30, 2005. Husband of the late Marjorie MAY (WATERS - 2003.) Predeceased by 1st wife Betty MAY (1968.) Brother of Howard MAY, Sarnia. Cherished father of Becky MAHAR and husband Gerry, Toronto and Brock MAY, Vancouver. Loving step-father of Sandra and husband Dean DEJONG, Forest and Dale and husband Brian SHANNON, Caledon. Loving grandfather of Marryn and Graeme MAHAR, Jamie and Jondavid DEJONG, and Kathleen, Mike and Tim SHANNON. John served in the Royal Canadian Army Signal Corp. and served in Great Britain, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Canada. He was member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 62, Victoria Lodge #56 A.F. &. A.M., Wawanosh Chapter #15 R.A.M., St. Simon Cyrene Perceptory #37. Life member of Mocha Temple and Lambton Shrine Club and also a member of Central United Church. Visitation at the McKenzie and Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N. Sunday, December 4, 2005 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. There will be a celebration of John's life at Central United Church, Monday, December 5, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, Friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 714 Lite Street, Point Edward, The Arthritis Society, 400 York Street, Suite 204, London, N6B 3N2 or the Lambton Shrine Club, 940 Confederation Street, Sarnia N7S 1A1. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com A tree will be planted in memory of John MAY in the McKenzie and Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 17th, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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WATERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-04 published
WATERS was founder of CHUM
By Canadian Press, Sun., December 4, 2005
Toronto -- The broadcast pioneer who brought Top 40 music to Canadian airwaves and changed the industry has died at the age of 84.
Allan WATERS, the founder of CHUM Ltd., died peacefully in his sleep yesterday in hospital, surrounded by family, including his wife of more than 50 years, Marjorie.
WATERS stepped down from the CHUM board of directors in October after half a century in the broadcasting industry. He served as chairperson and president of CHUM until 2002.
WATERS began his broadcasting career in 1954 when he bought 1050 CHUM in Toronto, which went on to become Canada's first Top 40 radio station.
He took chances, defied conventional wisdom and became a legend in broadcasting, said his son Jim, who is now chairperson of CHUM.
"Everyone criticized him when he (went with the Top 40 format). They said, 'Allan, you must be crazy, you're not going to really play that loud music are you?' Even my mother criticized him," Jim WATERS said yesterday.
"But he stood by it as he always has. He's never given up on anything. He certainly didn't give up on that and look what happened. I guess history was made from that day forward as far as CHUM is concerned and I think as far as broadcasting in Canada is concerned," he said.
"Putting Top 40 radio on in 1957 was certainly a ground-breaking move, no question about that."
He probably never dreamed about how big his network would grow, Jim WATERS added.
"I don't know that he ever thought it was going to get this big... when he bought 1050 CHUM," he said. "I don't know that he ever imagined that at all."
The CHUM empire grew to include radio and television stations from coast to coast. CHUM owns 33 radio stations, 12 television stations and 21 specialty channels, including MuchMusic, Bravo and Space.
The move to television was another risky move that paid off, Jim WATERS said.
"I think a very significant move that Dad made was buying Citytv in Toronto."

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WATERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-01-04 published
WATERS, Mary Pauline (McCANDLESS)
Early in the morning of Wednesday, December 29, 2004, the Lord called. The call was answered. Mary Pauline (McCANDLESS) WATERS drifted from sleep to eternity, whereupon she was found by her life-long friend, Mrs. Mary PIERCE and daughter Laurie. A dearer friend no one could deny. To you Aunt Mary, Laurie, Clifford, Edward, Michelle, and family, we are eternally grateful. You were the nucleus of her world, her family. She loved and cherished you all. Loving arms and outstretched hands will greet Mary in her new world; her wonderful and devoted parents Vila and Evan McCANDLESS, who adored her, her loving companion Sig, who loved and supported her in mid-life. Lost in grief and missing her terribly are her twin daughters, Emily Gayle SCHROEDER and Paula Jane (Miriam) FARBIASZ. There with her daughters stands The Little One Maureen (STEVENS) NESBITT. She loved you, Maureen. Mary counted you among her children. Saddened, missing her, and bearing the weight of great support are Mr. Paul SCHROEDER, loving husband to Emily, and Mr. Isaac FARBIASZ, loving husband to Paula Jane. In the blush of early adult life, Mary met and fell in love with a most handsome young man, Ray WATERS, who was to be her husband of many years. Together they walked the path of married and family life until, unfortunately, as with all things, The End Comes... Visitation was held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, in Strathroy on Monday, January 3, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral service taking place at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 4 at 11 a.m. Donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mary.

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WATERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-10-12 published
WATERS, Lloyd M.
Peacefully, at Kensington Village, London, on Monday, October 3, 2005, Lloyd M. WATERS of Mt. Brydges, in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Marion (née MORCOM) WATERS of 62 years. son of the late Reuben and Pearl (née VEALE) WATERS, formerly of Caradoc Township. Survived by one brother, Rayburn WATERS of Rockland, Ontario, as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by 5 brothers: Cecil, Cyril, Gilbert, Erwin, and Everett and 3 sisters: Mary PEAKER, Marjorie MAY, and Elva NEWTON. Visitation was held at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, on Thursday, October 6 where funeral service was conducted by Reverend Don KEENLISIDE. Pallbearers at the service were Jim BAXTER, Steve DAUSETT, Frank HEESBEEN, Terry MADILL, Terry DEVARENNE, and Tony COUTO. Interment Mt. Brydges Cemetery. Mr. WATERS was born and raised in Caradoc Township and served with the Armed Forces for 29 years which included his service during World War 2. He resided in Mt. Brydges since he retired 36 years ago. He was a member of Mt. Brydges Royal Canadian Legion.

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WATERS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2005-10-14 published
Plucky four-year-old succumbs to cancer
By Micheal GENNINGS, The Connection, Page 4
Racheal WOODMAN four, of Stayner lost her battle with glioblastoma early Thursday morning.
Family friend Helen WATERS told The Connection that Racheal died at her Stayner home shortly after 6 a.m. with her parents at her side.
Racheal was the daughter of Suzanne TWIGGER and Ivan WOODMAN.
The little girl was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a brain tumour, on October 13, 2003.
Since her diagnosis Racheal had been in and out of the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, where she received treatment, including chemotherapy.
Doctors say that 50 per cent or less of the children diagnosed with glioblastoma survive.
Racheal was well-known in the community. People rallied around Racheal and her family during the little girl's health troubles, donating money to help cover expenses.
Among the organizations to step up to the plate was the Royal Canadian Legion and numerous individuals.
Family and Friends can pay their respect to Racheal's family at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home in Stayner today (Friday). A visitation is from 3-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m.
A funeral for Racheal will take place at 1: 30 p.m at First Presbyterian Church, 200 Maple Street, in Collingwood on Saturday.

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WATERS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2005-10-19 published
Racheal loses her battle to live
Youngster dies two years after diagnosis
By Michael GENNINGS, Page 1
Racheal WOODMAN, four, of Stayner lost her battle with glioblastoma early Thursday morning.
Family friend Helen WATERS told The Sun that Racheal died at her Stayner home shortly after 6 a.m. with her parents at her side.
Racheal was the daughter of Suzanne TWIGGER and Ivan WOODMAN.
The little girl was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a brain tumour, on October 13, 2003.
Since her diagnosis Racheal had been in and out of the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, where she received treatment, including chemotherapy.
Doctors say that 50 per cent or less of the children diagnosed with glioblastoma survive.
During her struggle, Racheal became well-known in the community. People rallied around the red-head and her family, donating money to help cover expenses.
Among the organizations to step up to the plate was the Royal Canadian Legion, and numerous individuals.
Also mourning Racheal's death are her grandparents Wayne and Joanne TWIGGER. Bonnie and Barry FIEBIG, Jim and Iona ANDERSON, Teddie and Marie WOODMAN and great-grandparents Wesley and Reta BASSO, Beryl BROCK and Doris FIEBIG.
A funeral for Racheal was at at First Presbyterian Church in Collingwood on Saturday.
The family said that donations can be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation for Paediatric Research, 301-620 Colborne. Street, London, Ontario, N6B 3R9 or the Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X8.

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-26 published
WILTON, Michael Henry
Peacefully, at home, January 24, 2005 after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by the love of family and Friends, in his 61st year. Beloved husband of Kathy, cherished father of Daniel and David, dear brother of Patrick (Erika). Sadly missed by his niece Cathy and nephew Andy. Predeceased by his sister Veronica and his parents, William Ernest WILTON and Doris Eileen (CARR.) Dear friend of Sarah and Scott WEBSTER, Heather and Gary CROMPTON, Lorraine and Roger WATERS, Judy and Jim RUPERT, Brian NICHOLSON and Darren LIEPOLD. Beloved "Uncle Mikey" to Jessie, Dan, Lauren, Matthew, Stacey, Gillian, Graham and Anthony. Sadly missed by Friends Craig CROSSMAN, James CARMEN and Wally KEELER and by so many of his Toronto-Dominion Waterhouse family, as well as a large extended family of Friends. Friends may call at the "Wignall Chapel" of the G.H. Hogle Funeral Home, 62 Long Branch Avenue, Etobicoke on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service on Saturday, January 29, 2005 at St. Paul's United Church, 85-31st Street, Etobicoke at 2 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. Mr. Rock and Roll, Forever in our hearts, Forever young.

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-12 published
Frank CLAIR, Football Coach: 1917-2005
Ottawa Rough Riders' coach and general manager did not always remember his players' names but he knew what it took to win the Grey Cup
By Danny GALLAGHER, Special to the Globe and Mail, Tuesday, April 12, 2005, Page S7
Toronto -- He was known as the absent-minded professor whose players' names sometimes beat him but Frank CLAIR was an innovative Canadian Football League institution. Once, when injury forced a halfback out of an Ottawa Rough Riders' game, coach CLAIR shouted frantically for backup Billy Kline to replace him. It was too late -- he had been traded two years before.
While general manager with the Riders, Mr. CLAIR signed a player by the name of Paul Moses and was telexing the move to the Canadian Football League's Toronto offices. Mr. CLAIR started typing Paul Abraham and coach George BRANCATO, who was beside him, noticed the error and told his boss: "No, it's Paul Moses."
"Oh," Mr. CLAIR answered, "I knew it was some guy from the Bible."
Whenever Montreal Alouettes' star running back George Dixon came to Ottawa, Mr. CLAIR referred to him not by name, but by number. "Gotta watch that No. 28," Mr. CLAIR would say. If the player was Calgary Stampeders' linebacker Wayne Harris, it was, "Have to watch that No. 55." Even after star Ottawa quarterback Russ JACKSON had won a host of awards, he was still "No. 12" to Mr. CLAIR.
"On occasion, he would call me Russ but usually he called me by my number. That was one of his idiosyncrasies. He didn't remember names," Mr. JACKSON recalled.
"Frank was so excited he didn't know what was going on in a game," said Dave THELEN, a former Rider and Toronto Argonaut fullback.
Mr. CLAIR was a pioneer in the Canadian Football League, introducing the short-trap play in 1950 and in the same year introducing films as a key method of assessing plays and personnel. He also had a habit of turning around moribund teams and winning a host of Grey Cup titles.
Wouldn't you know it -- in 1950, with the help of that short-trap play and his game movies, Mr. CLAIR's Argos won the Grey Cup. Two years later, they did it again. Mr. CLAIR also coached the Riders to three Grey Cups -- in 1960, 1968 and 1969, and was general manager when they won again in 1973 and 1976. He was Canadian Football League coach of the year in 1966 and 1969. All told, he compiled a won-lost-tied record of 174-125-7 and his teams finished out of the playoffs only twice in 19 seasons.
Mr. CLAIR was born in small-town Ohio, graduated from Ohio State University and gained some playing time with the National Football League's Washington Redskins. Along the way, in the field house connecting the football and basketball fields at Purdue University, Mr. CLAIR met his wife Pat and they married in December of 1948.
Mr. CLAIR was the head coach at the University of Buffalo in 1949 when he was persuaded to go to Toronto and coach the Argonauts. "Al Dekdebrun, who was a Toronto quarterback and an All-American at Cornell, dropped by our training camp in Buffalo and said I should come to Toronto and coach," Mr. CLAIR recalled in 1980. "I had never seen an Argos' game but I was enthused about the spirit of the football people in Toronto."
Yet, when he looked at film Clips of the Argo games in 1949, he was appalled. "They had a terrible team, a bad program and the physical conditioning was bad," Mr. CLAIR said. "Recruiting was virtually non-existent. I put more emphasis on films and got the owners to do films of every game."
The result was the short-trap play. "I think that's what won the Grey Cup for us in 1950," he once said. "Billy Bass was the fullback and time and time again, the holes would open. It was something the other teams hadn't seen."
It was a simple play and one he always enjoyed describing. "It looked like a sweep, with both guards pulling. There was a lot of quick hitting. One guard would pull to trap the tackle and our tackle would block their linebacker, clearing a hole in the line."
Mr. CLAIR left Toronto after the 1954 season and worked for a spell at the University of Cincinnati only to be lured back to the Canadian Football League to take over the head-coaching duties in Ottawa in 1956. "Ottawa had a terrible team in 1955 -- terribly disorganized," he once said. "I told the Ottawa directors that it would take five years to build a championship team. And it was five years, right on the nose, in 1960 when we won the Grey Cup."
Over the years, Mr. CLAIR witnessed scores of talented Canadian Football League players such as Dave THELEN, Ron STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Vic WASHINGTON, Bo SCOTT, Margene ADKINS, Whit TUCKER, Moe RACINE, Mike NELMS and Tony GABRIEL, but Russ JACKSON stood out as the "best ever."
"When he [ JACKSON] moved up behind the centre, he took command," Mr. CLAIR said. "He had a good voice... he made you think he was an army sergeant. We felt like we were going somewhere with him."
Mr. JACKSON and many others contend that one of the best offences ever assembled in Canadian Football League history was the late-1960s combo in Ottawa consisting of himself, Whit TUCKER, Mr. ADKINS, Mr. WASHINGTON and Mr. SCOTT.
"I spent some 12 seasons in Ottawa, all with Frank," Mr. JACKSON said. "The biggest memory I have of my time there was that he gave me a chance to play as a Canadian. He was very innovative in his offensive preparation when we practised Monday through Friday for a game on the weekend. We used the short-trap play in games some, but we also had the option play... in those days, I liked to run a lot."
Mr. CLAIR, a genius at snagging import talent, pulled off one of the greatest coups in the Canadian game by persuading two top-flight U.S. quarterbacks -- Condredge HOLLOWAY and Tom CLEMENTS to sign with the Riders on April 23, 1975. It was coincidence that they signed on the same day. Mr. CLAIR signed Mr. CLEMENTS in Pittsburgh and Mr. BRANCATO signed Mr. HOLLOWAY in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Frank CLAIR's run with the Riders lasted 25 years, a tenure that had its tenuous moments of rough waters, especially in the last two years when ownership wanted him out as general manager.
In 1978, in one of the stormiest controversies in Canadian Football League history, Mr. CLAIR was replaced as general manager by Jake DUNLAP. To compensate, he was offered a job as vice-president and director of player personnel with a $10,000 pay increase. Even so, Mr. CLAIR saw it as a demotion and quit. All he could understand was that he was losing his general manager's job and he wasn't being told why. Football fans were on Mr. CLAIR's side throughout the drama and club owner Alan WATERS and executive vice-president Terry KIELTY were seen as villains. The Rough Riders initiated new talks and Mr. CLAIR wound up with about $50,000 a season and the job the club had offered in the first place.
However, it was not the end of the affair. Several weeks before Christmas in 1980, the Riders said they wouldn't be renewing his contract. "I was disappointed, but I signed," Mr. CLAIR said at the time. "All I wanted to do was help the club."
All the same, he did not rule out the possibility that he would move to another Canadian Football League club. Indeed, he returned to the Argos in 1981 as a scout, tapping Canadian and U.S. college talent for seven years before heart surgery meant he finally had to pack in his football career.
Ottawa remained dear to the CLAIRs and for a time they kept their home in the Billings Bridge area and spent winters in Florida. In 1993, they moved permanently to Sarasota, Florida
That same year, Ottawa named the arena at Lansdowne Park arena the Frank Clair Stadium. Sadly, it hasn't done a thing for the city's football prospects. Ottawa hasn't come close to a Grey Cup since 1976 when Mr. CLAIR led his squad to a 23-20 victory over Saskatchewan.
Frank CLAIR was born May 12, 1917 in Hamilton, Ohio. He died March 27, 2005, in Sarasota, Florida, of congestive heart failure. He is survived by his wife and by a daughter.

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-05 published
Businessman established Top 40 radio, MuchMusic
A money-losing station at the outset, CHUM became broadcasting empire
By Fred LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Monday, December 5, 2005, Page A3
Allan WATERS, who died Saturday at the age of 84, started Top 40 radio in Canada, making a huge success of CHUM, the small money-losing Toronto radio station he bought in 1954. He built his stake in CHUM into a radio and television empire that included Toronto's CITY-TV and other television stations across the country.
CHUM went on the air in 1945 and was Toronto's fifth radio station. It broadcast on a weak signal and only from sunrise to sunset. Mr. WATERS, who had made some money in advertising and the pharmaceutical business, bought the station in 1954 from a man he worked for, Jack PART.
He took his time learning the radio business and the station began to break even. He increased its power to 50,000 watts -- the maximum allowed in North America. He also started to listen to recordings of the kind of radio stations that were making money in the United States. He liked the style of the Storz family of Omaha, Neb., which is credited with inventing Top 40 radio on their U.S. stations.
In a speech in May of 1957, Mr. WATERS told the small staff at CHUM: "I haven't been in the radio business as long as anyone in this room, but if I was in the shoe business and operating a poor shoe store, I think I would find out who is running a good shoe store and copy his style. CHUM is going to be patterned after a Storz station. As Storz owns five stations and is first in each market, it's actually not a bad pattern to follow."
All Shook Up by Elvis Presley was the No. 1 song on CHUM's Top 40 radio when it started on May 27, 1957. Within five weeks, CHUM's slice of the audience went from 5 per cent to 24 per cent. By 1958, its 1050 CHUM was the No. 1 radio station in Toronto. By 1968, CHUM Ltd. was listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and Mr. WATERS was a rich man.
He was born in east-end Toronto. At 16, he finished school and went to work as an office boy for $16 a week. Mr. PART, his employer, ran a successful patent medicine operation. Mr. WATERS worked his way up the ladder in sales and advertising. All his life he would say modestly, "I'm just a salesman."
The war interrupted his business career as he served overseas with the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1942 to 1946. He returned to work for Mr. PART, who had also started York Broadcasting and established CHUM at the end of the war.
CHUM's success allowed the WATERS empire to expand. He had the rights for Muzak in Canada. In 1963, he started CHUM-FM and later bought a television station in Barrie, north of Toronto. He was frustrated when he was not allowed to move the station's transmitter closer to Toronto to tap into the larger metropolitan market.
Expansion into television came slowly. He bought into the Maritimes, but failed to win regulatory approval to buy CFCF in Montreal. With his television stations he became one of the owners of CTV, the private television network that at the time was a kind of co-operative.
Perhaps his biggest success in television occurred in 1981, when he bought the floundering CITY-TV. He left the charismatic Moses ZNAIMER in charge, but the station was owned by CHUM Ltd. It expanded into pop video with MuchMusic, as successful and innovative as Top 40 radio in the 1950s. This decade, 1050 CHUM.com became the world's first all Internet radio station.
"Everyone criticized him when he [went with the Top 40 format]," his son, Jim WATERS, said on the weekend. "They said: 'Allan, you must be crazy. You're not going to really play that loud music are you?' Even my mother criticized him."
The son, now chairman of CHUM, said his father had a knack for picking winners, whether it was Top 40 radio or a new local television format.
"I think a very significant move that Dad made was buying CITY-TV in Toronto. We weren't in television. The move into specialty television was groundbreaking with MuchMusic," Mr. WATERS said.
Allan WATERS didn't have a gift for picking records or television programs, but he knew how to pick people who did.
"His great talent wasn't as a programmer, but as a salesman. Mr. WATERS was a super salesman. He had a system where he knew what every salesman and every station was doing week by week," said Senator Jerry GRAFSTEIN, who co-founded CITY-TV and worked with Mr. WATERS for decades.
His personal life was the opposite of his business life. While the music was flashy, he was not; while his station thrived on publicity, he was a private person. MuchMusic was hip; he sported a crew cut and glasses. Most entrepreneurs and business people in Canada are listed in Who's Who, but there was never an entry for Allan WATERS. He wasn't interested.
He also thought long hours were a waste of energy. Most days he went home to his wife at 5: 30. "If you work 20 hours [a day], you're doing too much or you're doing something wrong," he told a reporter.
Mr. WATERS was a frugal man. For many years he walked to work from his home in the neighbourhood of Leaside. His office was relatively modest. His companies almost never borrowed to make purchases. And in a business that thrives on global glitz, he never invested outside Canada.
He was generous and loyal to his employees and in a business where hiring and firing was the norm, even some disc jockeys and announcers -- such as Gord MARTINEAU at CITY-TV -- stayed with his stations for decades. Mr. WATERS did part company with announcer Larry SOLWAY after the boss refused to allow him to discuss a sex manual on the air. Later, CHUM Ltd. would own Sex-TV.
At his death, the CHUM empire Mr. WATERS built owned and operated 33 radio stations, 12 local television stations and 21 specialty channels, including MuchMusic and Space. It also controlled other sideline businesses, including Muzak.
When he died peacefully in his sleep Saturday morning in hospital, he was surrounded by family, including his wife of more than 50 years, Marjorie. He also leaves two sons; Ronald, deputy chairman, and Jim, chairman of CHUM Ltd. The funeral is private. A public memorial will be held on Wednesday in Toronto.

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-05 published
WATERS, Allan (August 11, 1921-December 3, 2005)
CHUM Limited founder and Canadian broadcasting pioneer Allan Waters passed away peacefully at St. Michael's Hospital, surrounded by his wife Marjorie and family. Allan WATERS served his country in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1942-46 as a wireless radar mechanic posted to active duty in England and Belgium. After returning to Canada, he excelled in the marketing of proprietary medicine, which led him to become President of Adrem Limited and Private Brands Packagers Limited. In 1954, he left the pharmaceutical business to found what is now CHUM Limited with the acquisition of radio station 1050 CHUM in Toronto, which under his leadership became the first Top 40 radio station in Canada. As CHUM Limited's Chairman and President until 2002, Allan WATERS created the vision for CHUM's growth from that single radio station to its current place as one of Canada's premier media companies with radio and television stations across the country. Allan WATERS inspired both employees and colleagues with a commitment to the broadcast industry that spanned five decades. Among his many contributions, he served as President of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, President of the Central Canada Broadcasters Association, was founding Chairman of the Radio Sales Bureau and a Director of the CTV Television Network. Over the course of his career, Allan WATERS was bestowed a number of prestigious honours recognizing his contributions to the broadcasting industry including, the Ted Rogers Sr.-Velma Rogers Graham Award, the RadioTelevision News Directors' Association's President's Award and the Canadian Association of Broadcasters's Gold Ribbon Award for Broadcast Excellence. He was also recognized for contributing to Canada's cultural legacy through the support of Canadian talent. At the 1999 Juno Awards, Allan WATERS was the first broadcaster to be honoured with the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award for contributions to the Canadian music industry. Concurrently, he was also inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. In 2002, in a special ceremony at the Canadian Music Industry Awards, he was inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame where he was honoured for lifetime achievement in the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industries. Allan WATERS' dedication to the broadcasting industry was equalled only by his unwavering commitment to community service and philanthropy with the founding of the CHUM Charitable Foundation. Today, the Foundation assists hundreds of thousands of people by providing financial assistance to charitable organizations and social services agencies. In December 2002, Mr. WATERS stepped down from his position as Chairman and President of CHUM Limited. He continued on as an active member of the Board of Directors until October 2005, when he retired from the Board and was named an Honorary Director. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Allan WATERS leaves behind his wife of 63 years Marjorie, their three children Jim, Ron and Sherry (BOURNE,) daughtersin-law Sheila and Leslie, son-in-law Sean and grandchildren Michael, Darren, Amy, Maxine, Kyle, Lauren, and Ellie. Allan WATERS will be profoundly missed by Friends and colleagues, and by his extended family of over 3,000 CHUM employees past and present, from coast to coast. A private service will be held for the family. A public memorial will be held on Wednesday, December 7th, 2005 from 2-4 p.m., at The Westin Harbour Castle Conference Centre, Metropolitan Ballroom, 2 Harbour Square, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the CHUM Charitable Foundation c/o The CHUM Building, 299 Queen Street West, Toronto, M5V 2Z5.

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-15 published
WATERS, Gwyneth Emily
With great sadness the family wishes to announce the passing of Gwyneth Emily WATERS on January 1, 2005, in her 91st year, in Scarsdale, New York, formerly of Guildwood Village, Scarborough, Ontario and predeceased by her husband Frederick Wilfred WATERS (John) in 1987. She is survived by her children, Patricia (Bill), Colin (Flora), Jill (Thomas) and Dr. Paul WATERS (Dr. Cheryl). She was much loved by her grandchildren, Mark, Susan, Christopher, Jennifer, Wendy, Christine, Michael, Stephanie, Richard, Jesse and Sam. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Ally, Devon, Bennett, Shelby, Nicholas, Emma, Megan, Annie, Sophie and Isabelle. The family wishes to express their thanks to all and ask that any donations be made to a charity of your choice.

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-27 published
WILTON, Michael Henry
Peacefully at home, January 24th, 2005 after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by the love of family and Friends in his 61st year. Beloved husband of Kathy. Cherished father of Daniel and David. Dear brother of Patrick (Erika). Sadly missed by his niece Cathy and nephew Andy. Predeceased by sister Veronica and his parents William Ernest WILTON and Doris Eileen (CARR.) Dear father of Sarah and Scott WEBSTER, Heather and Gary CROMPTON, Lorraine and Roger WATERS, Judy and Jim RUPERT, Brian NICHOLSON and Darren LIEPOLD. Beloved " Uncle Mikey" to Jessie, Dan, Lauren, Matthew, Stacey, Jillian, Graham and Anthony. Sadly missed by Friends Craig CROSSMAN, James CARMEN and Wally KEELER and by so many of his Toronto-Dominion Waterhouse family as well as a large extended family of Friends. Friends may call at the "Wignall Chapel" of the G.H. Hogle Funeral Homes, 62 Long Branch Ave., Etobicoke, on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service on Saturday, January 29th, 2004 at St. Paul's United Church, 85 - 31st Street, Etobicoke at 2 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. Mr. Rock and Roll, forever in our hearts, forever young.

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-07 published
'Mac' led heady days at CHUM
Disk Jockey Bob McADOREY as popular as music
'Bon vivant' later a Global television fixture
By Jim BAWDEN, Television COLUMNIST
Bob McADOREY helped usher in radio's rock 'n' roll era and set the musical agenda for a generation of Toronto teens.
Few today realize the power that Disk Jockeys like McADOREY exerted over Toronto popular culture 40 years ago, when radio ruled. It was a cozy time for music -- and then CHUM entered the fray, blew the cobwebs away and ushered in the crazy days of rock broadcasting.
McADOREY, 69, died Saturday at St. Catharines' Hotel Dieu hospital after a long illness.
McADOREY grew up in Niagara Falls and attended Stamford Collegiate, also the alma mater of Titanic director James CAMERON. He was in the same graduating class as Barbara FRUM, the legendary Canadian Broadcasting Corporation-television interviewer.
As a teen, McADOREY won a province-wide public speaking contest and was the popular president of his high school fraternity.
He also played ragtime piano.
"Crowds would go around him," said his older brother, Terry McADOREY.
McADOREY's radio career started in 1953 when the Niagara Falls native first signed on with CHVC near the Falls, introducing listeners to his unique style of easy-going patter.
"I looked like Buddy Holly back then," McADOREY told the Toronto Star in a 1981 interview. "I weighed about 95 pounds and we played songs like 'Que Sera Sera.' Everything was a lot softer, smoother then."
After additional stops in London, Guelph, Hamilton and Dawson Creek, McADOREY wound up at Toronto's CHUM, coaxed to climb aboard by resident star Disk Jockey Al BOLISKA.
"I'd lived with Al above a variety store in London and he kept telling me to come to CHUM. I asked for $600 a month, after all Gordie TAPP was making $100 a week, and to my surprise I got the job."
Starting in 1960, McADOREY began a stint that many people consider rock programming at its finest: brash, spontaneous and pretty wild. And the Disk Jockeys were the stars.
CHUM became the rock station to listen to and McADOREY was the man who told you if a song was going places. The guy who hung out with The Beatles and The Stones when they were in town (and introduced them from the stage) was known simply as "Mac."
For years, he hosted the all-important 4 to 7 p.m. slot. CHUM's chart of the week's top records was posted everywhere: in record stores and high school lockers. Eaton's and Simpson's would only stock those 45s that were on the CHUM list. When a new record called "The Unicorn" came in, McADOREY liked it so much he immediately put it on the air and it sold 140,000 copies in Canada in two weeks and made The Irish Rovers.
Thinking back on those heady days, McADOREY said, "We kept it all clean up here. There was no payola as in the U.S. and we deliberately helped a lot of Canadians. It was personality radio. We were promoted like crazy back then. And the pressures were unbelievable. We dictated what records were going to go. And what kids would eat, drink.
"I could have written five books about what happened at CHUM. There'd be one book if I saved my memos. The most frightening thing was the British invasion. There weren't enough cops to handle the crowds -- it was out of control."
Off the air, he was a bon vivant, said 72-year-old Terry McADOREY.
"We did a lot of drinking. He was a good friend of Ronnie HAWKINS."
In 1968, the CHUM deal fizzled. When owner Al WATERS brought in American consultants, McADOREY felt the business was becoming too heavily formatted and left.
McADOREY headed to CFGM in Richmond Hill, which was trying to invade Toronto with a country music format. As morning man, he energized the station. He moved to CFTR in 1970 and after a few years returned to CFGM.
A constant listener was Bill CUNNINGHAM, head of Global television news, and he asked McADOREY to contribute satirical bits, which eventually became a full-time job.
Sample segment: during an airline strike McADOREY headed out to Terminal 2 with bowling equipment and pins to demonstrate the building was only of use as a bowling alley. Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers saw nothing funny in this and whisked him out as the piece was being filmed.
Another time during a city campaign to get dog owners to scoop up deposits, McADOREY and a cameraman went out to do field tests, which consisted of chasing terrified dogs whose owners had failed the test.
By 1980, he was entertainment editor. In 1983, Global tried to fire him when he disagreed over assignments. Global's Three Guys at noon telecast was a big hit (the others: Mike Anscombe and John Dawe) and hundreds of daily phone calls forced management to reconsider. For a time, Global even outperformed Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Midday.
McADOREY later got his own afternoon entertainment show where he'd report from movie junkets and comment on the entertainment scene.
I last chatted with him in 2000 when he was railing against Global's retirement-at-65 rule. But he looked frail and had been off for months after a fainting attack.
McADOREY had a farm at Gormley and a place in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Despite his television success he still yearned for the golden days of radio: "I'd walk into the booth in pyjama tops and jeans and talk one-on-one to people. At least that's the way I always imagined it."
McADOREY leaves daughter Colleen, her husband Jim TATTI, a Global sports broadcaster, and four grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife Willa, daughter Robin and son Terry.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Church in Niagara Falls.
With files from Gabe GONDA

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-20 published
OSTER, William Allan
Passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, February 18, 2005. Bill, loving husband of Shirley OSTER. son of Allan and Hattie OSTER, formerly of Concord. Beloved father of Darlene MADILL, Diane MADILL (the late Dale MADILL) and Gary WHITE/WHYTE, Mike and Iris OSTER, Tom and Clare OSTER, Lorraine OSTER, Lorne and Sheila OSTER, and the late Allan OSTER. Cherished grandfather of Allan MADILL and Claire WATERS, Gary MADILL, Laurie-Ann MADILL and Brett MARTIN, Jason MADILL and Courtney TRACEY, Bradley and Scott OSTER and great-grandfather of Zachary MADILL and Korrissa MARTIN. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 20, 2005 at Fawcett Funeral Home - Creemore Chapel, 182 Mill Street, Creemore, from 2-4 and 7-9 in the evening. A Funeral Service will take place in the Chapel on Monday, February 21, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Avening Sunday School, Avening Hall or the Canadian Cancer Society in Bill's memory. Friends may leave comments for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-26 published
WATERS, Terry Edgar
In Fredericton, New Brunswick, after a courageous battle with cancer, on March 24, 2005, in his 53rd year. Loving husband to Joanne, and father to James and Colin, and step-daughter Danielle. Brother of Roger and wife Lorraine, Glenn and wife Christina, Brian and wife Rene, and Elaine and husband Alex. Uncle to Rainey, Kelly, Jaymie, Charlene, Matthew, Mandi, Dillon, Nelson, and Zachary. Terry will be remembered by his many Friends at Enbridge, where he worked for over 20 years in Toronto and New Brunswick. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. No visitation. Funeral Monday, for further information, please call McAdams Funeral Home, Fredericton, 506-458-9170.

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-02 published
READMAN, Murray E.
At the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge on Easter Monday, March 28, 2005. Murray beloved husband to Evelyn READMAN (née WICHMANN) of Gravenhurst. Beloved father to Jeffrey Alan (Jo Westbrook) READMAN of England, Kim READMAN- WALLIS of Charlotte North Carolina Sierra WATERS (Chuck) of Aurora and Cheryl Lynn READMAN of Bracebridge. Beloved brother to Richard Bruce READMAN of Gravenhurst. Beloved grandfather to Jacob and Anna READMAN, Daniel, Micael, Graeme and Rachel LOADER and Allee and Charlotte READMAN- KING. At the request of Murray direct cremation has taken place. A time to celebrate the life of Murray READMAN will be announced at a later date. In memory, donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 302 Gravenhurst, or to the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital Foundation, 75 Ann Street, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 2E4, would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Cavill Funeral Home, Gravenhurst (705-687-3242).

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-06 published
WATERS, Merle " Mrs. Ken" (WILLIAMS)

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-09 published
McAULIFFE, Maureen Teresa (née WATERS)
Peacefully at Belmont House, Toronto on April 5, 2005 at the age of 93 years, 3 days short of her 94th birthday. Maureen Teresa (née WATERS,) beloved wife of the late Brian McAULIFFE. Dear mother of daughter, Sister Angela McAULIFFE, I.B.V.M., and sons Gerald (Bonnie), Brian (Orchid), Kieran (Lynn), Denis (Linda), Sean (Marg), Patrick (Rovelyn) and Conor (Susan). Predeceased by her son Terence. Dear grandmother of Thom, Shelagh, Michael, Christopher, Shawna, Eileen, Brian, Lisa, Kevin and Erin, and 5 great-grandchildren. Survived by her sister Kathleen WATERS (Claxton on Sea, Essex, England). Fondly remembered by nieces and nephews in England, Argentina, and Spain. Cremation followed by internment at Glen Margaret, near Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia Private Memorial Mass at a later date.

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-15 published
WATERS, Jean
Passed way peacefully, with her family by her side, on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at North York General Hospital. Beloved wife and best friend of 49 years to Tom. Lovingly remembered by her children Sandra (Dennis), Robert (Cora), and David (Julie). Proud and loving "Nanny" to Debbie, Michael and Katie. Will be missed always by her brother-in-law Bob and his wife Maureen, and nieces Donna and Kim and their family. Remembered always by her sister Lil and niece Jean and their families. Friends may call at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles), on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service on Monday, April 18, 2005 at 1 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-19 published
NELSON, Rose Anne
Peacefully at her residence on Thursday, August 18th, 2005 in her 65th year. Beloved wife of Joe NELSON of Colborne. Loving mother of Anne DAY of Oshawa, Tracey LOVELESS (James) of Colborne and Thomas NELSON of Lakeport. Dear grandmother of Shannon, Michelle, James, Justin and Jake. Sister of Mary WATERS (Gerrard,) Thomas RODDY (Sharon), Frank RODDY (Sharon), Ursula CLARK (Doug), Genevieve PALMER and the late Jane BOREHAM, Arthur, George, James and John RODDY. Friends are invited to call at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 11 King St. W., Colborne on Sunday from 1-5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Saint Mary's Church, Grafton on Monday, August 22 at 11 a.m. Interment in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Grafton. If desired, donations may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses, to the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Palliative Care Unit or to the Colborne Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Condolences received at www.maccoubrey.com

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-06 published
WATERS, Catherine " Cathy" (née KAKUK)
On Monday, September 5, 2005, at Freeport Hospital, Kitchener, in her 45th year. Loved mother of Jake and Justine WATERS and their father Scott, all of Port Dover. Dear daughter of Anne and Matt KAKUK of Scarborough, and sister of Peter and Vivian of Ajax. Will be remembered by the Kakuk, Switalski and Waters families. Visitation for Cathy will be Thursday, September 8, 2005, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by the Funeral Service in the Chapel at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519) 583-1530, Deacon Don McCULLOUGH officiating. Cremation to follow. For those wishing, donations to Holmes House, Simcoe or Freeport Hospital, Kitchener would be appreciated.

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-08 published
McKAY, Helen Emily (née HolydaY) (May 2, 1920-October 1, 2005)
Passed away peacefully after a lingering illness at Selkirk Nursing Home in Selkirk, Manitoba. Past Matron of Lakeshore Chapter No. 257, Order of the Eastern Star. Will be sadly missed by sons Jim (Susan) of Selkirk and Keith (Barbara) of Edmonton, Alberta, grand_sons Jamie, Shane, Ryan, Charles and Robert. Wife of the late Jim McKAY and sister to May (Gord) WATERS of Oakville and Jean (Harold) PERRY of Mississauga, and the late Fred HOLYDAY. Aunt to Bill WATERS, Sherry MOULTON, Debbie MICALLEF and Lori RABJOHN. Eastern Star Service will be held in Selkirk, Saturday, October 8, followed by memorial service. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations may be sent to the Kidney Foundation or the Alzheimer Society.

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-22 published
WATERS, Patricia Ellen (née REDMOND)
Suddenly at her home, on October 19, 2005 in her 75th year. Beloved wife of Stan for 55 years. Will be sadly missed by children Karen (Larry) FLAVELLE, Chad (Pat), Michael (Marlene), and Trisha TAVENOR. Loved Grammy to Michelle, Tamora, Angie, Crystal, Danielle and Chad. Great Grammy of Justin and Jordan. Sister of Joan (Leo) DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS and Terrence (late Shirley) REDMOND. Friends will be received at the Scott Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel," 289 Main St. N., Brampton (905-451-1100) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Saint John Fisher Roman Catholic Church, 300 Balmoral Drive, Brampton, on Monday, October 24, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Assumption Cemetery. The family invites you to sign Patricia's Book of Condolences at www.obituariestoday.com

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-25 published
McLAUGHLIN, Marjorie Odling (née WATERS) (1923-2005)
Peacefully and with the love of family and Friends hovering over her, on Wednesday, November 23, 2005, at Specialty Care, Long Term Care Facility, Marj left us for a better world. Beloved wife of the late Ted (Edward John) McLAUGHLIN who predeceased her in 1984. Left to miss her are her daughters, Beverley (Bill) CARTY of Mississauga, Cathie (Maurice) THERIAULT of Florida and Kerri Anne (Barend) POLS of Whitby. To carry on her love of life are her grandchildren, Ted, Erin and Kelly CARTY, Riley THERIAULT, Abby and Brinn POLS. Marj was born November 30, 1923 to Cecil and Nellie WATERS. She was the sister of the late Bill, Jack and Bernard WATERS and is survived by her brother, Fred WATERS. The family wish to thank her many good Friends, Dolly, Mary, Marie, Peggy, Jane and Billy and the wonderful staff of Specialty Care who so lovingly helped her in her final journey. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy.10, north of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Sunday, November 27th from 7-9 p.m. and for one hour prior to the funeral to be held in the chapel on Monday, November 28th, at 3 p.m. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association. "Love you a thousand times. "

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-05 published
WATERS, Allan (August 11, 1921-December 3, 2005)
CHUM Limited founder and Canadian broadcasting pioneer Allan Waters passed away peacefully at St. Michael's Hospital, surrounded by his wife Marjorie and family. Allan Waters served his country in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1942-46 as a wireless radar mechanic posted to active duty in England and Belgium. After returning to Canada, he excelled in the marketing of proprietary medicine, which led him to become President of Adrem Limited and Private Brands Packagers Limited. In 1954, he left the pharmaceutical business to found what is now CHUM Limited with the acquisition of radio station 1050 CHUM in Toronto, which under his leadership became the first Top 40 radio station in Canada. As CHUM Limited's Chairman and President until 2002, Allan WATERS created the vision for CHUM's growth from that single radio station to its current place as one of Canada's premier media companies with radio and television stations across the country. Allan WATERS inspired both employees and colleagues with a commitment to the broadcast industry that spanned five decades. Among his many contributions, he served as President of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, President of the Central Canada Broadcasters Association, was founding Chairman of the Radio Sales Bureau and a Director of the CTV Television Network. Over the course of his career, Allan WATERS was bestowed a number of prestigious honours recognizing his contributions to the broadcasting industry including, the Ted Rogers Sr.-Velma Rogers Graham Award, the Radio-Television News Directors' Association's President's Award and the Canadian Association of Broadcasters's Gold Ribbon Award for Broadcast Excellence. He was also recognized for contributing to Canada's cultural legacy through the support of Canadian talent. At the 1999 Juno Awards, Allan WATERS was the first broadcaster to be honoured with the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award for contributions to the Canadian music industry. Concurrently, he was also inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. In 2002, in a special ceremony at the Canadian Music Industry Awards, he was inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame where he was honoured for lifetime achievement in the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industries. Allan WATERS' dedication to the broadcasting industry was equaled only by his unwavering commitment to community service and philanthropy with the founding of the CHUM Charitable Foundation. Today, the Foundation assists hundreds of thousands of people by providing financial assistance to charitable organizations and social services agencies. In December 2002, Mr. WATERS stepped down from his position as Chairman and President of CHUM Limited. He continued on as an active member of the Board of Directors until October 2005, when he retired from the Board and was named an Honorary Director. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Allan WATERS leaves behind his wife of 63 years Marjorie, their three children Jim, Ron and Sherry (BOURNE,) daughters-in-law Sheila and Leslie, son-in-law Sean and grandchildren Michael, Darren, Amy, Maxine, Kyle, Lauren, and Ellie. Allan WATERS will be profoundly missed by Friends and colleagues, and by his extended family of over 3000 CHUM employees past and present, from coast to coast. A private service will be held for the family. A public memorial will be held on Wednesday, December 7th, 2005 from 2-4 p.m., at The Westin Harbour Castle Conference Centre, Metropolitan Ballroom, 2 Harbour Square, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the CHUM Charitable Foundation c/o The CHUM Building, 299 Queen Street West, Toronto, M5V 2Z5.

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