WINTERBOTTOM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-17 published
PEACH, Leo Douglas
At his residence in Woodstock after a courageous battle with cancer, on Tuesday, February 15, 2005, Leo Douglas PEACH, of Woodstock, formerly of Ingersoll in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Carol (WINTERBOTTOM) PEACH. Dear father of Deborah PEACH of Woodstock. Dear brother of Don PEACH and his wife Ellen of Ingersoll. Brother-in-law of Kay McDONALD and Joan McKIM both of Ingersoll. Predeceased by two brothers George and John and one sister Clara JONES. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where complete service will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Stephen HERSHEY officiating. Interment later Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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WINTERBOTTOM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-09 published
McDONALD, Kathleen " Tootsie" (WINTERBOTTOM)
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Thursday, April 7, 2005, Kathleen (Tootsie) (WINTERBOTTOM) McDONALD, of Ingersoll, in her 79th year. Wife of the late Raymond McDONALD (1978.) Dear mother of Mark and his wife Wendy of Woodstock, Kevin of Woodstock and Kirk and his wife Jenny of R.R.#4, Ingersoll. Dear grandmother of Richard, Kathy, Josh, Kyle and Lia and great-grandmother of Braedon. Dear sister of Joan McKIM of Ingersoll and Carol PEACH of Woodstock. Predeceased by one son Randy McDONALD (1998,) two brothers Stan and George WINTERBOTTOM and one sister Eileen BAXTER. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S. Ingersoll Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Fr. M. KAMINSKI officiating. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Alexandra Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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WINTERBOTTOM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-09 published
McKIM, Joan (née WINTERBOTTOM)
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll, on Saturday, May 7, 2005, Joan (WINTERBOTTOM) McKIM, of Ingersoll, in her 80th year. Daughter of the late John and Vera WINTERBOTTOM. Dear mother of Robert and his wife Bonnie of London, Donna Lee and her husband David WILKENS of Lakeside, John and his wife Bernice of Ingersoll and Brian and his wife Christine of Thamesford. Dear grandmother of Jennifer, Bradley, Angela, Colin and Nathan. Dear sister of Carol PEACH of Woodstock. Predeceased by two brothers George WINTERBOTTOM (2001) and Stanley WINTERBOTTOM (2002) and two sisters Eileen BAXTER (2003) and Kathleen McDONALD (2005.) No funeral home visitation. Cremation has taken place. Friends and family are invited to a graveside service at Ingersoll Rural Cemetery on Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. followed by a remembrance reception at Trinity United Church, Ingersoll. Reverend Bill MAYOROS officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alexandra Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by calling McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, Ingersoll (519-425-1600).

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WINTERBOTTOM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-28 published
RIVERS, Raymond Keith " Ray"
Raymond Keith " Ray" RIVERS, peacefully with his family by his side at University Hospital on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 in his 78th year. Dearly beloved husband of Marion (WINTERBOTTOM) and loved father of Marilyn and her partner Gerry of London, Beth and Lance of Calgary, Doug and Sid, Don and Tracy, all of Port Franks, Diane and Steve, and Debbie, all of London. Dear Grandfather and Papa of Cindy, Lisa and Jay, Tracy and Troy, Danielle, Jared, Kelly, Dustin, Katie, Adam, Jessica, Joshua, Nicole and Greatgrand Papa of Keegan. Also survived by his brothers Bill and Bob, and predeceased by his brothers Claire and Joe. Ray was a salesman for Burns Meats, Kitchener for 37 years. Friends may call on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, July 30 at 11: 00 a.m. by Reverend David R. CARROTHERS. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged.

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WINTERBOTTOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-12 published
SCHULTZ, Eleanor Alice (née ALEXANDER)
Peacefully on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at Lakeridge Health Whitby, at the age of 80. Eleanor SCHULTZ (née ALEXANDER,) beloved wife of Robert James SCHULTZ. Loved mother of Susan and her husband Donald ROSS, Thomas WINTERBOTTOM and his wife Debbie, and Terry WINTERBOTTOM. Dear sister of Robert ALEXANDER and his wife Anna. Loved grandmother of Sherry and David, and great-grandmother of Shawn, Matthew and Michelle. Eleanor will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her loved family and dear Friends. Friends may call at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa, on Friday, May 13th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Saturday, May 14th at 2 p.m. Interment Thornton Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

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WINTERBURN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-23 published
CLARKE, George N.
Quietly at home, surrounded by his loving family, George N. CLARKE died, in his 78th year after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on Tuesday, March 22, 2005. George was with Air Canada for over 40 years and an avid stock car racing enthusiast. Beloved husband of Yvonne (WESTON) CLARKE. Dear father of Jim CLARKE and his wife Donna Jean, Dan CLARKE and his wife Wilma, Rob CLARKE and his wife Karin and Karen McILWAIN and her husband Eric all of London and Pam MISENER and her husband Bill of Burlington. Dear brother of Eleanor MacLACHLIN of Detroit, Michigan and the late Stan CLARKE. Also loved by his grandchildren, Aaron and Spencer CLARKE, Andrea, Matthew and Stephanie CLARKE, Brittany, Michael, Emily and Sean CLARKE, Samantha, Nicole and Robyn MISENER and Kaitlyn McILWAIN. Cremation. Friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the memorial service being conducted in the chapel at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 303 Riverside Drive, London on Saturday, March 26th at 11: 00 a.m. Inurnment of the cremated remains to follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of George may consider the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, London Chapter, P.O. Box 1131, Station "B", London, Ontario N6A 5K2 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, Ontario N6A 3A1. The family wishes to extend their thanks to Doctors LESLIE and WINTERBURN, the Community Care Access Centre and St. Elizabeth nurses. (A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (433-5184) On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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WINTERBURN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-30 published
PARK, Mary Helen (née WALSH)
(September 14, 1918-April 28, 2005)
At Victoria Hospital, London, peacefully after a brief illness, beloved wife of Fred PARK, passed away on the day of their 60th wedding anniversary. Predeceased by her parents Edmund and Helen WALSH. Loved mother of Loretta JONAS (Bruce) of London and Jane HEDGES (Jack) of Woodstock and grandmother of Marta CHASE (Marc) of Austin, Texas, Rob JONAS and his girlfriend Kim WHALEY of London and Justin and Eric HEDGES of Woodstock. Greatgrandmother of Kailey and Brooklyn CHASE. Dear sister of Norma WALSH, Ted WALSH (Marie) and Joanne WATSON of Burlington. The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Longworth Long Term Care where Helen lived for over 2 years. We will never forget the excellent care, love and kindness shown to her and her family, especially from the Lily neighbourhood and program staff. We would also like to thank Dr. Dana WINTERBURN and 6 north staff for their care and kindness. Visitors will be received at St. George's Church, 1164 Commissioners Road W., London, on Tuesday morning May 3, 2005 from 10 o'clock until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11 o'clock. Reception to immediately follow. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery, London on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Helen are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society of London For Research would be appreciated. (John T. Donohue Funeral Home, London.)

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WINTERBURN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-01 published
FULKER, Harold
The family of the late Harold FULKER wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to family, Friends and neighbours for their support and kindness during the recent loss of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. A special thank you to Dr. EBERHARD, Dr. WINTERBURN and staff for their care over the years, and to the police officers and London Health Sciences Centre staff who attended to Harold and supported us during our loss. Our sincerest appreciation to Reverend Sid SMITHSON for his touching service and to the staff at Westview Funeral Chapel for their compassionate assistance. Thank you for the flowers, cards and memorial donations. Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered. Sincerely, Mary FULKER, and daughters Stella SALMON, Annmarie MATUZIC and families.

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WINTERBURN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-08 published
JACKSON, Eileen Marie (née KENT)
It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of my dear mother Eileen Marie JACKSON (née KENT) on Wednesday October 5, 2005. She was in her 80th year. Eileen was originally from Preston (Cambridge) recently from Etobicoke (Mimico) where she spent 43 years in that beloved community where she could walk to all the stores and services and where she adored the view from her apartment. Beloved daughter of the late Albert H. KENT (1983,) a World War 1 vet originally from London, England and Fleeta KENT (1987,) originally from Plattsville, Ontario. Cherished wife of the late William (Bill) JACKSON (1996.) Surviving are her daughter Louise MOTUZAS (née WALSH) and her husband Len of London and their children Jonathan and Mark. Dear sister of Betty FREEMAN and her husband Fred of Woodstock, nephews Bill FREEMAN and his wife Gail of Victoria Harbour, Jim FREEMAN and special friend Donna MEYERS of Woodstock, and a niece Diane FREEMAN and her husband Peter HICKS of Kitchener and their families. Eileen was a member of the Lakeshore Rug Hooking Group. At Eileen's request a private family service will be held at a later date where her nephew Pastor Bill FREEMAN will officiate. Contributions to the St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation c/o The Elderly Research Parkwood Hospital, 801 Commissioners Road East, London, Ontario N6C 5J1 would be appreciated and may be arranged through the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock (519-539-0004). Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com A special thank-you goes to Mary DOHERTY, Eileen's caregiver at Parkwood Hospital, Dr. Dan WINTERBURN and the team of doctors and staff of Parkwood Palliative Care, and Dr. EISNER and her team in Toronto.

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WINTERBURN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-17 published
HASEN, Lois Aileen (DOWSLEY)
Peacefully in her sleep, Tuesday, November 15th, 2005 at Longworth Long Term Care, after several years with Alzheimer's Disease. Beloved wife and companion to Bob HASEN for 56 wonderful years. Loving mother of Steven HASEN of London, Greg HASEN (Debbie) of Windsor, Laurel-Ann HARDIE (Jim) of London and Glenn HASEN (Lisa) of San Francisco. Lois will be greatly missed by her sisters Doris CRONIN (Jack) of Aurora and Theresa NOURRY (Raymond) of Kingston. Predeceased by sister Alice BARDGETT and brother Bill DOWSLEY. Cherished grandmother to Lindsay, Julie and Kelly HASEN and Leigh and Scott HARDIE. Lois was born on March 24, 1927 in Toronto, Ontario. Lois loved theatre and was actively involved in Toronto with the St. Anthony's Young Peoples' Theatre. There she met her future husband, Bob. They were married in Toronto in 1949 and settled in London in 1958, where Bob was employed with 3M Canada. Lois had a very active life including memberships in the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire (Dr. Saunders Chapter), London Curling Club and Greenhills Golf and Country Club. Lois followed her love of knowledge to U.W.O., where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1991. The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Longworth Long Term Care, where Lois lived for almost three years. We will never forget the love and kindness shown to her, especially from the Lily neighbourhood and staff. We would also like to thank Dr. Dana WINTERBURN for her care and kindness. Visitors will be received at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Friday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. with prayers being held at 7: 00 p.m. Friday evening. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Pius X Parish, 777 Valetta Street, on Saturday, November 19th, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in Lois' memory are asked to consider The Alzheimer Society of London.

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WINTERBURN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-30 published
SARAZIN, Barry Philip
It is with regret that the family of Barry Philip SARAZIN announce his passing on November 29th at Parkwood Hospital, London, at the age of 58 years. Barry is survived by his wife of 34 years and best friend Beth (née HODGSON,) his two children: Kristin (husband Rob GOSS) of London and son Geoffrey (fiancee Janna HOWIE) of Calgary, Alberta; his two grandchildren Michael and Bethany GOSS and his sister Valerie (husband Lindsay CARTER) of Blind River and sister Verna DOCHERTY of England. He is also the beloved son-in-law of Marjorie HODGSON of Belleville, Ontario. For almost thirty years, Barry was on faculty at London's Fanshawe College where he not only taught courses in the Radio Broadcasting Program, he was also the Coordinator of the program for many years. He was part of the team that was responsible for securing Canada's first campus instructional radio station, CIXX-FM (6X-FM) in 1978 dedicated to training students under actual broadcast conditions. For these activities, Barry was honored as one of the first inductees into the Fanshawe College Communications Arts Wall of Fame. Barry's broadcast career commenced over 40 years ago in Blind River. Over the years he was heard on radio stations in Sault. Ste. Marie, Ottawa, Smith Falls and Oshawa where he also served as Program Director. From 1975 to 1995, Barry could be heard hosting weekend radio shows on CFPL (AM980.) An avid sailor, he is believed to be the only person to have served as both Commander of the London Power and Sail Squadron and as Commodore of the Fanshawe Yacht Club. The family would like to express their gratitude to the wonderful staff of the Palliative Care Unit at Parkwood Hospital for their compassion and care given to Barry. A special thanks to Dr. Dana WINTERBURN whose thoughtful efforts offered Barry a peaceful dignified end to his life. The family is also indebted to many others offering support to Barry including Community Care Access Centre, the Victorian Order of Nurses and the London Regional Cancer Centre. The sustained concern and fellowship of Friends and colleagues over the last six years as Barry valiantly fought his disease has been greatly appreciated. Cremation has taken place and the memorial celebration of Barry's life will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Rd. North on Friday, December 2nd at 3 p.m., with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Those wishing to make a donation in Barry's memory are asked to consider the Prostate Cancer Research, "Do it for Dad" campaign or the New St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation (Parkwood Hospital). (www.westviewfuneralchapel.com).

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WINTERBURN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-08 published
JACKSON, Eileen Marie (née KENT)
It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of my dear mother Eileen Marie JACKSON (née KENT) on Wednesday, October 5, 2005. She was in her 80th year. Eileen was originally from Preston (Cambridge), recently from Etobicoke (Mimico), where she spent 43 years in that beloved community where she could walk to all the stores and services and where she adored the view from her apartment. Beloved daughter of the late Albert H. KENT (1983,) a W.W. I Veteran originally from London, England and Fleeta KENT (1987,) originally from Plattsville, Ontario. Cherished wife of the late William (Bill) JACKSON (1996.) Surviving are her daughter Louise MOTUZAS (née WALSH) and her husband Len of London and their children Jonathan and Mark. Dear sister of Betty FREEMAN and her husband Fred of Woodstock, nephews Bill FREEMAN and his wife Gail of Victoria Harbour, Jim FREEMAN and special friend Donna MEYERS of Woodstock, and a niece Diane FREEMAN and her husband Peter HICKS of Kitchener and their families. Eileen was a member of the Lakeshore Rug Hooking Group. At Eileen's request a private family service will be held at a later date where her nephew Pastor Bill FREEMAN will officiate. Contributions to the St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation c/o The Elderly Research Parkwood Hospital, 801 Commissioners Road E., London, Ontario N6C 5J1 would be appreciated and may be arranged through the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (519-539-0004). Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com. A special thank-you goes to Mary DOHERTY, Eileen's caregiver at Parkwood Hospital, Dr. Dana WINTERBURN and the team of doctors and staff of Parkwood Palliative Care, and Dr. Eisner and her team in Toronto.

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WINTERFLOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-16 published
WINTERFLOOD, Maurice Allan
(Veteran of Royal Canadian Navy World War 2). Passed away peacefully, on Thursday, September 15, 2005, in his 81st year. Predeceased by his loving wife Lillian WINTERFLOOD (née KONNI) (1998.) Loving companion of Joyce MacSTOCKER. Survived by his loving son Bryan and his wife Patricia, by his daughter Debbie, by his grandchildren Allan, Jennifer, Alison and Tara. Dear brother of Lesley WINTERFLOOD and Irene CAMPBELL. Friends are invited to visit the family at the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home Ltd., 127 Main Street, P.O. Box 427, Minden, Ontario K0M 2K0 (1-888-588-5777), on Friday, September 16, 2005 from 6: 00 until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, September 17, 2005 from 12: 00 noon until the time of combined Legion and Funeral Services in the Chapel at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation. Reception to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 636, Minden. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or to the Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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WINTERHALDER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-29 published
Keith WINTERHALDER, Scientist (1935-2005)
Laurentian University teacher was a meticulous researcher but the epitome of the eccentric absent-minded professor at home, writes Sandra MARTIN. Importantly, he was the brains behind the greening of Sudbury, Ontario,
By Sandra MARTIN, Tuesday, November 29, 2005, Page S9
Sudbury was not a pretty sight when botanist Keith WINTERHALDER arrived to teach at Laurentian University in 1965. Logging, fire, smelter emissions from the International Nickel Company (Inco) and soil erosion had wiped out almost all of the vegetation in the area. The barren soil, lacking the normal mulch from leaves falling in the autumn, suffered from severe frost in the winter and overheated in the summer.
Inco had tried sowing grass seeds. They would germinate, but the roots would wither as soon as they encountered the contaminated soil surface. After years of experimentation, Prof. WINTERHALDER learned, in what came to be called the Winterhalder Method, that an application of ground limestone could detoxify soil -- not just in Sudbury but in many areas of the world where mining and other industrial applications have polluted the environment. He also discovered that if a sparse grass cover could be established on a rocky hillside that had been treated with limestone and fertilizer, seeds from the few existing poplars, willows and birches in the surrounding area would blow in, germinate and grow.
"He suggested a lot of different grasses and different soils and different amounts of lime and fertilizer we could use," said Tom PETERS, former head of the Agricultural Dept. at Inco. It was as though the land degraded by the smelter formed a huge open air laboratory. "We carried on talking as we did different things and he became quite involved after I retired [in 1984] in planting trees on the tailings," said Mr. PETERS.
Prof. WINTERHALDER served as chair of Sudbury's Vegetation Enhancement Technical Advisory Committee for more than 20 years, initially preparing an inventory and then producing a case study to show that the toxic conditions could be reversed. Beginning in 1978, the Sudbury region established ground cover on more than 3,000 hectares of barren land and cleaned up 1,000 hectares of dead standing debris. They also planted more than a million trees.
W.E. LAUTENBACK, now director of planning services for the city of greater Sudbury, was the staff person on Vegetation Enhancement Technical Advisory Committee. When the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro lauded the region for its environmental stewardship in 1992, Mr. LAUTENBACK compared the honour to winning an Olympic gold medal. Prof. WINTERHALDER was extremely important in the greening of Sudbury, Mr. LAUTENBACK said. "He was the guy who pointed the way [with his research] and he was also very committed to public service. It gave his knowledge back for the public good."
Prof. WINTERHALDER was also generous and patient with his students. "I learned more from him than any other professor," said biologist Peter NOSKO, who did a masters degree at Laurentian.
Although he was meticulous with his field notes and his research papers, he was the epitome of the eccentric absent-minded professor in his personal life. He also seemed to have a lucky angel sitting on his shoulder. "If he were late for a plane it would be delayed," said Karen GANDIER, a former math teacher and his partner for more than 25 years.
On an Asian field trip he was perched 30 metres above the ground in a Malaysian rain forest when he dropped his glasses off the platform into the tree canopy. The next morning he went down to the ground and found them. Another time, he couldn't shift his ancient car into forward gear, so he drove it backwards all the way home from the university. The only tricky part, according to Ms. GANDIER, was figuring out which side of the street to drive on after he turned a corner at the street lights.
A linguist who was proficient in a number of languages including Ojibwa and Russian, he was also an accomplished musician who sang choral music in a Sudbury choir and loved to play the bagpipes. Prof. NOSKO remembers working very late in a lab when he was a student and feeling sorry for himself until he heard the skirl of the bagpipes coming from the herbarium down the hall and realized that he wasn't alone. "It was comforting to know that Keith was in there working, too."
Keith WINTERHALDER was born in Burrington, Shropshire, near the border between Wales and England, the eldest in a family of four children. His father, Frederick Albert WINTERHALDER, was a sports fisherman and a policeman. Originally watchmakers from the Black Forest area near Switzerland, the WINTERHALDERs had emigrated to London four generations earlier. His mother, Ursula May (WILLIAMS,) was a descendant of a long line of Welsh singers and a housewife who, when Prof. WINTERHALDER was a child, kept a cow and chickens and churned her own butter.
He was six years older than Neil, his nearest sibling; 12 years older than his sister, Sandra, and 14 years older than his brother Robin, and he "grew up in beautiful countryside on a smallholding miles from the nearest village," with only a sheepdog as a companion, according to his sister.
After his family moved to Rhayader in mid-Wales, he attended local schools before going on to Llandrindod Wells grammar school. He was "a loved father figure" to his youngest siblings, because their father, who had joined the air ministry police during the war, "worked away" for most of their early lives.
"Rob and I were taken for frequent long walks in the old-fashioned pram through the beautiful Welsh countryside and Keith, even then, seemed to be able to tell us all about nature." He was head boy at his grammar school. "He was always ahead of his peer group at school and was really quite intellectual as a boy -- spending time in the local library reading when his classmates were doing the more usual boyish activities."
After Llandrindod Wells, he went to the University of Wales at Aberystwyth, graduating with first-class honours in botany in 1956 and winning a Commonwealth Scholarship to do graduate work at the University of New England in New South Wales, Australia.
For somebody so intellectually talented and passionate about his subject, Prof. WINTERHALDER lacked a conventional curriculum vitae. He studied and taught botany as a sessional lecturer at University of New England for six years (until 1962) before taking up a three-year posting as a research fellow in botany at the University of Liverpool back in England. In 1963, he accepted a job as a lecturer in botany at the newly incorporated Laurentian University and immediately on arriving he became curator of the university's newly formed herbarium.
He was promoted to assistant professor in 1969 and associate professor in 1980. After his retirement in 1999, he continued working at the University Herbarium as curator emeritus and founded his own company, Wintergreen Ecological Services.
A procrastinator who cared little for credentials, he only belatedly acquired a masters degree in science from University of New England in 1970 and he never completed the dissertation for his Ph. D. degree. The frequently told story is that all his data burned up in a fire in a lab while he was out in the bush doing field research.
Zoologist Vic CLULOW met him in 1968, three years after he arrived at Laurentian. "He could have got a Ph. D at any time, but he never did," said Prof. CLULOW, relating a story about Prof. WINTERHALDER being held in such high esteem by his academic colleagues that he was asked on at least one occasion to serve as an external examiner for a Ph. D thesis even though he didn't technically have the qualification himself. "He also helped a lot of undergraduates and postgraduate students with money, time and space without ever expecting anything back," said Prof. CLULOW.
"He was never boring, but often exasperating," said Ms. GANDIER. They met after Prof. WINTERHALDER rented a house in the early 1970s from a colleague who was away on sabbatical and found a note saying: "For plumbing or dogs, see Karen." They had mutual interests in skiing, dogs, music and the outdoors, but they always maintained separate residences.
"Neither of us could stand living with the other full time. Both of us were real loners," said Ms. GANDIER. Besides, she was a dog person and he was a cat lover. Prof. WINTERHALDER always kept a window open in his basement and stray cats and the occasional raccoon would come in to eat the food he left for them.
About six years ago he was diagnosed with scleroderma, a chronic connective-tissue disorder that is generally classified as an autoimmune rheumatic disease. It affected his hands and feet first, making the joints painful and inflexible, and then progressed to his lungs and compromised his breathing. He never complained, according to Ms. GANDIER. He continued to go on field trips and conferences, attending one this year in a wheel chair.
Keith WINTERHALDER was born in Shropshire, England, on April 14, 1935. He died in Sudbury, Ontario of complications from scleroderma on October 29. He was 70. He is survived by his partner, Karen GANDIER, and by three siblings.

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WINTERMEYER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-11 published
ORR, Sandra Lang (1934-2005)
Peacefully at home, on Monday, January 10, 2005, at the age of 70, after a courageous and dignified battle with cancer. Sandra was much loved and will be greatly missed by daughters, Toni POTTIER (Paul), and Angela (Willow) HINCHBERGER (Michael DEAKOS) and by her loving and devoted partner Dr. James SMITH. Beloved "Sandy" to grandchildren, Jake, Max and Casey POTTIER and sister to Kelly NASH of London and Peggy O'BRIEN of Peterborough. Sandra will also be fondly remembered by Kelley, Nancy and Edward ORR. Predeceased by husbands, Louis HINCHBERGER and James ORR; parents, Angela and Reinhold LANG; sisters, Ann KEARNS, Patsy BEAN and Elizabeth WINTERMEYER and Nana Edna FRIEDMAN. Friends are invited to share their memories of Sandra with the family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South in Waterloo from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12, 2005. In celebration of Sandra's life, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 10 a.m. St. Louis Church, 53 Allen Street East in Waterloo. The parish prayer service will be held at the funeral home Wednesday evening at 8: 45 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Following the mass, Friends and relatives are invited to the Waterloo Inn for refreshments and a time to visit with the family. In memory of Sandra, and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre or the Saint Mary's General Hospital Foundation and can be arranged through the funeral home, phone 519-745-8445 or www.edwardrgood.com

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WINTERMEYER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-11 published
SHONIKER, Rita Ann (née WINTERMEYER)
L.H.S. passed away peacefully with her children, sisters, nephews and grandchildren at her side, on Saturday, July 9th, 2005, at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, in her 86th year, after a valiant and courageous battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her loving and devoted husband, Edward James SHONIKER, parents Alfred and Caroline WINTERMEYER and her brother the Honourable John J. WINTERMEYER. " Mom" will be forever in the hearts of her children Jim (Barbara), Linda (Ellen), Peter (Renée) and Paul (Julia). "Nana" will be greatly missed by her six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She leaves her loving and devoted sisters Mary (the late Malachi Edward QUIGLEY,) Lucy (the late Thomas Henry QUIGLEY,) Elizabeth (Betty) (the late William Shaughnessy BRENNAN), Therese (Dr. James WILEY) and thirty-one nieces and nephews, their spouses and children. The family would like to express its most heartfelt gratitude to John KING (Executive Vice-President St. Michael's Hospital,) Doctors Rashida HAQ, Victor HOFFSTEIN, Dory ABOSH, Lloyd CARLSEN, Jerry ZOWNIR, John MAROTTA, Ted QUIGLEY, James CHOI, and the palliative care nurses who have cared for mother throughout her battle with cancer. Friends and family were invited to pay their respects at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (south of Wellesley), on Sunday, July 10, 2005 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Parking adjacent to the funeral home. A Roman Catholic Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (78 Clifton Road -- one block west of Mount Pleasant Road on the north side of St. Clair Avenue East,) on Monday, July 11, 2005 at 2 p.m., where the SHONIKER family have been parishioners for over fifty years. Interment will follow thereafter at Mount Hope Cemetery -- 305 Erskine Avenue (east from Mount Pleasant, one light north of Broadway Avenue). Flowers gratefully declined. The family's most sincere wish is for donations to be made in Rita's memory to "2 Queen Oncology Unit" at St. Michael's Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8.

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WINTERMEYER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-26 published
DONA, Judith Delaney (née WINTERMEYER)
On Wednesday, August 24, 2005, at Saint Mary's Hospital. Judith was the much loved wife of Esertino DONA and cherished mother of Jonathan and Caroline (Chris) PINNOCK.
Judith was also affectionately known as "everyone's mom". Survived by her siblings; sister Mary Ellen (Michael) HORGAN; brother James; brother John (Dawna) WINTERMEYER; sister Gretchen WINTERMEYER and sister Sarah (Peter) LANG. Also survived by her mother-in-law Pierina DONA, sister-in-law Iole (Carlo) BOT; brother-in-law John (Maria) DONA, her brother-in-law Dennis (Rose) DONA and by her loving aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her mother Helen Frances DELANEY; her father, the Honourable John Joseph WINTERMEYER, her step-mother Elizabeth Lang WINTERMEYER and her father-in-law Antonio DONA.
Judith had a love of teaching and shared her unique gift with a countless number of children for over 20 years with the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. She was selected as Staff Member of the Year at St. Paul's Elementary School (2000-2001). Judith was honoured as one of the KW Oktoberfest Inc. "Women of the Year", recognizing her outstanding contribution to the community (1996). Currently, Judith was serving as the President of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church Catholic Women's League.
Friends are invited to share their memories of Judith with her family at Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church Street, Kitchener on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Catholic Women's League service will be held on Friday at 6: 45 p.m. and parish prayers will be recited on Friday at 8: 45 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, August 27, 2005 at Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church (56 Duke Street, Kitchener), at 10 a.m. with Fr. Chris Buda C.R. as celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the John J. Wintermeyer Chair at St. Jerome's College, University of Waterloo or the A.L.S. Society of Canada by contacting the funeral home at (519) 742-4481 or online condolences to www.schreitersandrockfuneralhome.com.

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WINTERS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-06-22 published
WINTERS, Velma and Percy
In loving memory of our parents, Velma, who passed away June 26, 2002 and our father Percy, December 24, 1989.
Gone from us but leaving memories,
Death can never take away.
Memories that will always linger,
While upon this earth we stay.
Lovingly remembered by Lillian, Ken, Evelyn, Isabel, Jack and families.
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WINTERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-16 published
WINTERS, Howard Richard
Howard Richard WINTERS. (Veteran World War 2, Royal Canadian Air Force 434 Squadron). Peacefully at home, on Thursday, January 13, 2005. Howard WINTERS, of Erin, in his 85th year. Devoted husband to Andrea (née MASTERS.) Loving father of Margaret ROBERTSON of London, Marilyn PHILBROOK of Oakville, and Kathryn WINTERS of Brampton. Treasured grandfather of Glenn HUNTER (predeceased.) Russell HUNTER (Juliette,) Sarah HOLMAN (Frank,) and Michael PHILBROOK. Magical great-grandfather of Zackary and Alia HUNTER. Dear brother of Weir WINTERS (Marie) of Erin. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. S, Erin, where the Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 17th at 2: 00 p.m. with Pastor Rene POMERLEAU officiating. Spring Interment, Huxley Cemetery, Hillsburgh. Visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. If desired, donations to Erin Fire Department, or Fellowship Baptist Church, P.O. Box 344, Grand Valley, Ontario L0N 1G0, would be appreciate as expressions of sympathy. A Legion Memorial Service will be held at the Funeral Home Sunday evening at 9 p.m.

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WINTERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-08 published
STEEN, Geesje (née MARISSEN)
Peacefully with her family at her side at the London Health Sciences Centre on Wednesday, July 6, 2005. Geesje STEEN (née MARISSEN) of R.R.#1, Norwich in her 56th year. Beloved wife of Hermannus "Herman" STEEN. Loved mother of Marcel, Remko, Carolien and Dennis, all at home. Dear sister of Jan MARISSEN (Anneke,) Gerrit MARISSEN (Geke,) Geert MARISSEN (Joke,) Bertus MARISSEN (Gerda,) Henk MARISSEN (Alie) and Roel MARISSEN (Geertje,) all of the Netherlands, also survived by brothers-in-law Johan POELARENDS of the Netherlands, Hans STEEN (Erna) of Staffa and sisters-in-law Janneke WASSINK (late Peter) and Anja WINTERS (Klaas,) all of the Netherlands, and by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister Alie. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock, 519-539-0004 on Monday, July 11, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Emmanuel Reformed Church, 170 Clarke Street, Woodstock on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at 1 p.m. with Reverend Case KOOLHAAS officiating. Interment in the Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com. Those unable to attend the funeral service on Tuesday are welcome to call 519-537-7674 to listen directly from the church at 1 p.m.

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WINTERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-07 published
WINTERS, Constance Wright (née BENISON)
Passed away peacefully at Longworth Care Nursing Home on Saturday, December 3, 2005 in her 89th year. Beloved wife of Edward WINTERS (Ted) for 59 years. Loving mother of Jay (June) WINTERS, Deborah (Tom) TUTSCH, Bruce (Ionah) WINTERS. Cherished grandmother of Jeff (Mindy) WINTERS, Jillian WINTERS, Timothy, Christina, Stephen TUTSCH, Conor, Austin, Logan WINTERS and great-granddaughter Megan Leigh WINTERS. Dear sister of Milton (Muriel) BENISON and Joyce (Charles) MUIRHEAD. Family wishes to express our sincere thanks to all the staff at Longworth Care Nursing Home for their care and compassion towards Connie. At the family's request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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WINTERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-09 published
WOLFE, Helen Elizabeth (née WEBER)
At her residence on Thursday, December 8, 2005, Helen Elizabeth WOLFE (née WEBER) of Caressant Care Nursing Home Woodstock in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Clayton WOLFE (1978) and the late John (Jack) WINTERS (1994.) Beloved mother of Ed and his wife Alice of Woodstock, Kathleen McDONNELL and her husband Edward, and Marlene WALSH all of Ingersoll, Nancy HOFFMAN and her husband Harold of Medicine Hat, Alberta and J. Robert WOLFE of Kitchener. Dearly missed by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a grand_son John Michael McDONNELL (1982) and her brother Glen WEBER (1992.) Helen was a member of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church (Ingersoll) Women's Guild. A private family service will be held in the chapel of the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave. Woodstock (539-0004) on Saturday December 10, 2005. Interment in Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions to the Sunshine Foundation or the War Amps of Canada would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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WINTERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-30 published
MacLEOD, Marie Hope (née WINTERS)
77, of R.R.#1, Embro, passed away surrounded by her family at Stratford General Hospital on Wednesday, December 28, 2005. She was born in Bayham Township, Elgin County on October 30, 1928 a daughter of the late Harry WINTERS and the former Evelyn HARDWICK. Marie taught school for many years beginning her career at Wadlands S.S. #7 West Zorra. Marie and her husband Bruce have farmed for the past fifty years. She was very proud of "Cedarburn Farm", their beautiful stone home and bountiful gardens. Marie was an active member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Harrington where she had recently been awarded an Honorary Membership in the Women's Missionary Society. She was also a member of Brooksdale Women's Institute and often enjoyed volunteering at the Stratford Perth Museum. Marie loved to travel, was an avid reader, enjoyed genealogy and loved picking raspberries from her own patch. Some of her many pastimes included playing the piano and painting, mainly in oils. Marie especially enjoyed flying, whether it be in her son's airplane, a hot air balloon or a glider. Her greatest source of joy was her family, especially her grandchildren, her church family and her wide circle of Friends. Marie is survived by her loving husband, Bruce Edward MacLEOD, whom she married fifty years ago at Grace United Church in Saint Thomas, on August 27, 1955. She will be deeply missed by her children, Debbie and husband Gary MATHESON of R.R.#3, Embro; Brian and wife MarLynn MacLEOD of Maumee, Ohio; Dianne MacLEOD of Stratford; her cherished grandchildren, Gregory, Ryan, Andrew and Kurtis MATHESON; Shayna MacLEOD as well as Ashley, Sierra and Eli MARSHALL. She is also survived by her only sister, Shirley and husband Garth OLDE of Raleigh, North Carolina her brothers-in-law, Mel MacKAY of R.R.#3, Embro and Mac MacLEOD of R.R.#1, Embro; her sister-in-law, Jean McINTYRE of Stratford; her sister-in-law, Doreen MacLEOD and husband Harold CALVERT of London. She will be sadly missed by many wonderful and supportive nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Marie was predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Karen (née PATRICK) MacLEOD her sisters-in-law, Lorna MacKAY and Georgena MEADOWS; her brothers-in-law, Raymond MacLEOD, Mel McINTYRE and Philip MEADOWS; her niece, Jean MacKAY; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lorne and Helen "Ella" (SMITH) MacLEOD. Relatives and Friends will be received in the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock Street North, Tavistock on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Marie's life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Harrington on Saturday, December 31, 2005 at 2 p.m. The Reverend David KETCHEN will officiate. Interment in Knox Presbyterian Cemetery, Harrington. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Memorial Fund of Knox Presbyterian Church, Harrington would be appreciated and may be made through the funeral home by calling 1-519-655-2431.

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WINTERS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2005-07-15 published
EDWARDS, Lillian
Passed away at the General and Marine Hospital, in Collingwood, on Friday, July 8, 2005 in her 77th year, Lillian, beloved wife of the late Francis EDWARDS. Dear mother of Bonnie and her husband Larry BLACKBURN, Bill EDWARDS and his wife Pat, Joyce ROBINSON, Dave EDWARDS and his wife Sandra, Paul EDWARDS and Cheri NOLAN, Ken EDWARDS and his wife Diane, Brian EDWARDS and his wife Connie and the late Marion CAVEN and Jim EDWARDS. Survived by daughter-in-law Laurel EDWARDS. Lovingly remembered by 15 grand children and 7 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Ken WINTERS and his wife Marion, Evelyn PORTEOUS, Isobel THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and John WINTERS and his wife Margaret. Funeral Services were held at the Chatterson-Long Funeral Home, 404 Hurontario Street, Collingwood, on Monday, July 11, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Singhampton Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or your favorite charity.
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WINTERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-18 published
GALLANDER, Albert Arnold
On Thursday, February 17, 2005 at the Mt. Sinai Hospital. Albert GALLANDER, beloved husband of the late Myra. Loving father and father-in-law of Martha and the late Howard TISHMAN, Elissa GALLANDER and Dennis WINTERS, Bette GALLANDER and Derryck SMITH, and Benjamin GALLANDER and Pascale Fortier. Dear brother of the late Molly LYONS, Sarah ORENSTEIN, Beatrice WINTROB, Harold GALLANDER, Lillian GOLD, and Helen HARRIS. Devoted grandfather of Lee, Mark, Alexi, Haley, Meryn, Caellum, and Cristophe. At Beth Tzedec Synagogue, 1700 Bathurst Street (Bathurst south of Eglinton) for service on Friday, February 18, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva 32 Heathdale Road. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Albert and Myra Gallander Endowment Fund c/o The Baycrest Foundation, 416-785-2875, or the charity of your choice.

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WINTERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-26 published
WINTERS, Eleanor McRobie
was born in Smiths Falls, Ontario in 1911 and died in Toronto on March 23, 2005. She was the daughter of William John and Ann Dixon on Montreal. She was predeceased in 1969 by her husband the Honourable Robert Henry WINTERS of Lunenburg, Ottawa, and Toronto. She was also predeceased by their younger son Richard in 1956. Eleanor will be sadly missed by their son Henry, his wife Nancy and their children Elizabeth and Philip and by their daughter Marny and her daughters Katie, Alison and Julie Robinette. Eleanor was an Honorary Fellow of Winters College, York University, Toronto. A family memorial service will be held in Lunenburg. Donations may be made in Eleanor's memory to Central United Church, P.O. Box 27, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0.

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WINTERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-28 published
GIBSON, Norah Ethel (née SMITH)
Age 97 of Oakville, Ontario. Born February 26, 1908. Died March 24, 2005. Predeceased by her beloved husband William O. GIBSON, daughter Mary O. GIBSON, and also son Donald W. GIBSON. Survived and greatly loved by her sister Hilda MILNE, daughter Anne GIBSON with her husband Ken WINTERS, daughter-in-law Sharon GIBSON, granddaughters Mary E. GIBSON and Anne Louise GIBSON with her husband Mathew OU, great grandchildren Joshua YOUNG and Emily OU. Founder of the Chancel Guild, Knox Presbyterian Church, Oakville and tireless volunteer for the Red Cross and other community organizations. The funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 89 Dunn Street, Oakville on Wednesday March 30, 2005 at 1 p.m. Reception to follow.
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WINTERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-17 published
Evelyn HORNE, Civil Servant and Volunteer: 1907-2005
Ottawa secretary worked for Mackenzie KING and was acquainted with a succession of prime ministers. From her vantage point at the centre of power, she saw everything and knew everyone
By Buzz BOURDON, Special to the Globe and Mail, Tuesday, May 17, 2005 Page S9
Ottawa -- Everyone came to see Evelyn HORNE to pick her brains on people and policy, including Jean CHRÉTIEN. She spent 30 years at the centre of political power. Starting with Mackenzie KING, Miss HORNE knew five prime ministers in a row, including Louis SSAINTURENT, John DIEFENBAKER, Lester PEARSON and Pierre TRUDEAU.
From 1941 to 1973, Miss HORNE perched just off centre stage as a perceptive spectator of some of the most tumultuous events in recent Canadian history -- from the anxious years of the Second World War to the new welfare state that came later. Surrounded by statesmen, politicians, governors-general and civil servants, Miss HORNE knew practically all of them, many on a first-name basis.
"She told me that she knew CHRÉTIEN when he was a young pup who came and sat on the corner of her desk and talked politics," said her nephew, Robert PIKE of Ottawa.
Other Ottawa mandarins who valued Miss HORNE for her administrative skills during the '40s and '50s included Prime Minister Paul MARTIN's father, Paul MARTIN Sr., Jack PICKERSGILL and C.D. HOWE.
For all that, Miss HORNE never forgot the years she spent working for Mackenzie KING. Getting that job was a "case of being in the right place at the right time and knowing the right people though I would be selling myself short if I didn't admit that I had some native intelligence and was willing to go the second mile into overtime when it was necessary," she said in 1997.
Miss HORNE first attracted Mr. King's attention when, as a provincial civil servant, she was secretary of the committee organizing the Nova Scotia segment of the 1939 visit to Canada of King George Virgin Islands and Queen Elizabeth.
"When Mr. KING asked to meet me during his tour of East Coast defences in the fall of 1940, I knew I was to be interviewed for a job. And what an interview! Presumably, someone had told him that I could write a fairly good letter; he asked me nothing about my work capabilities," said Miss HORNE.
Instead, Mr. KING quizzed her about the architectural features of the room they were sitting in at Nova Scotia's Province House, Canada's oldest seat of government. "[It was] the most perfect example of Adam architecture in North America. He asked me to explain the symbolism of the bas-relief around the fireplace and recount the history behind the life-size portraits of kings and queens that adorned the walls," she said.
Fortunately, Miss HORNE knew all the answers and found herself in Ottawa in January of 1941. "My first reaction was disappointment. I found the city dull and boring -- after Halifax. There was no immediate awareness that there was a war on. And I was very disappointed in [my new] job. I was assigned to do the 'routine correspondence.' "
It was so simple and repetitive, she was "bored to tears. When I could stand it no longer, I complained to the boss -- not Mr. KING, of course, but [to his] principal secretary. I said I wanted to go back home. The work was too easy -- there was no challenge I didn't have enough to do. As a result, I was given the responsibility for the whole of the Prime Minister's correspondence."
That task was not without its lighter moments, Miss HORNE told her niece, Frances PIKE. " One day, she reached an envelope addressed 'To the Biggest Prick in Canada.' There was nothing inside except an unused condom. 'Mr. PICKERSGILL,' she said, 'what do I do with this'? He said, 'Miss HORNE, I'll take care of it. As far as the contents are concerned, you may do with it what you will.'"
Although Miss HORNE rarely saw Mr. KING during the war, the Prime Minister's Office "was an exciting place to be, right at the heart of government, during those increasingly intense years of war. There were so many pressing concerns, and all kinds of people wrote to the Prime Minister about all kinds of problems. I had to find the answers, or find the people who could.
"I learned so much, not only about government, but also about the people of this country, who showed so much courage, stoicism, and forbearance in the face of all the tragedy and the hardships that affected us all during those terrible years."
In 1946, Miss HORNE moved from the East Block to Laurier House, Mr. KING's home, where she handled his personal correspondence and did some speechwriting. "I became acquainted with [him] as a person, and I liked him."
In 1950, Miss HORNE struck an early blow for women's rights after she went to work for the assistant private secretary to Robert WINTERS, then minister of reconstruction and supply. Despite all her experience, Mr. WINTERS "wouldn't take her on trips because he thought that was unseemly. So he hired a man, whom she had to train. He was hopeless, but making more money than her," said Mr. PIKE, the nephew.
When Miss HORNE complained to her boss that she should be earning as much as the new man, he retorted that he saw no reason for a raise -- she was making excellent money "for a woman."
"So she packed up and went home," said Mr. PIKE. " Then she called Jack PICKERSGILL, who told her to sit tight for a few days and he'd see what he could do. Very soon after, she went to work for Ellen FAIRCLOUGH at the Department of Citizenship and Immigration."
Miss HORNE finished her career with the federal government in 1973 when she retired from the National Film Board. Awarded the Coronation Medal in 1953 and the Centennial Medal in 1967, she received a Governor-General's Caring Canadian Award in 2004 for her years spent as a volunteer.
Miss HORNE first started volunteering during the First World War, when she knitted scarves for the troops. "I distinctly remember the outbreak of the war in 1914, and I recall many occasions when I went to the train station in Truro with my mother to meet the troop trains to present gifts of food and cigarettes and warm knitted items."
When the Second World War broke out in 1939, Miss HORNE's volunteering became a "way of life. I worked as a check-girl for the weekly dances at the famous North End Services Canteen, and playing the odd game of snooker with the boys who didn't feel like dancing. Many times, I would best serve by lending a sympathetic ear or looking at pictures of sweethearts or wives and children back home."
Life in Halifax during the war was grim, she recounted. "The most vulnerable spot in all of Canada, the city was actually at war and everyone pitched in to help. I can laughingly say that my war work was entertaining and being entertained by the officers of the great battleships that anchored in Halifax harbour. We had a lively social life.
"But the shadow of war was always close at hand; and more than once, men I had danced with one night were brought back two days later, burned beyond recognition when their ship was torpedoed by German U-boats just beyond the harbour headlands. Volunteer visits to Camp Hill, the [military] hospital, were a high priority for me at that time."
Evelyn Annie Ethel HORNE was born on February 23, 1907, in Truro, Nova Scotia She died of heart failure on March 21, 2005, in Ottawa. She was 98. She leaves her niece, Frances; nephews Robert, David, Peter and Donald; 16 great-nieces; and 11 great-great-nieces and nephews.

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WINTERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-30 published
WINTERS, Paul
Peacefully at his home in Toronto on Sunday, August 28, 2005 at the age of 92 years. Beloved husband of the late Blanka. Much loved father of Joe (Jean), George (Virginia) and Joan. Cherished papa of Cameron, Claire, Jeffrey and Jason. Dear brother-in-law of Trudi and Lila. Uncle of Thomas, Vera, Darina and Paul and their families. Much loved by Magda and Ari GRUNWALD and Rod and Pat McDONALD, their families and many other Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 11: 30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31. A service will follow in the chapel at 1 o'clock. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, donations in Paul's memory may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 175 Bloor Street East, Suite #700, North Tower, Toronto, Ontario M4W 3R8 or to the Geneva Centre, 112 Merton Street, Toronto, Ontario M4S 2Z8.

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WINTERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-22 published
Eleanor McRobie WINTERS
By Nancy WINTERS, Thursday, September 22, 2005, Page A26
Political consort, musician, mentor. Born July 22, 1911, in Smiths Falls, Ontario Died March 23 in Toronto, aged 93.
Eleanor McRobie (DICKSON/DIXON) WINTERS's family was her vocation, but for a time she shared the very public life of her parliamentarian husband, the late Robert H. WINTERS. Although she did not care for the spotlight, she won hosts of admirers. She was lovely. At 93, she still had Vogue-model cheekbones, and the most beautiful nose I have ever seen. We were privileged to know her grace, wit, and friendliness, as well as her artist's soul, her insatiable intellect, and her towering character.
Eleanor was an unselfconscious musician who broke into song whenever her emotional impulses required it. As a young mother, she played violin with the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra, and shared her love of music with her children. Her daughter Marny remembers "afternoons spent making music with Mum, she on the violin and I at the piano."
Eleanor lost her son Richard when he was 13 and her husband Robert at 59. To deal with her inevitable grief, she took very long walks. Most characteristically, however, she appreciated life. In her 80s, she took up painting colourful canvases, which we prize as witnesses: to her surprising joy. In her last week, in pain, nearly deaf and almost blind, her frustration was deep. Seeking to distract her, I offered her chocolate. "Oh, chocolate!" she thrilled, hands clasped in delight.
"Oh!" was her most typical sentiment. She was an avid Floridian who loved the beach and the heat; yet, on a frigid January day in Sault Ste. Marie, she could warble "Oh, the beautiful air!"
All of the enchantments of place and people came together for her in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia She revelled in the history of the fishing town, held in awe the brave men and their stoic wives. She found her Lunenburg Friends "old world, formal and gracious," and she was euphoric whenever she was with them.
The dominant impulses of Eleanor's long life were learning and teaching. A selective reader of the most challenging literature, she could never be bothered with the merely modern. She preferred to re-read the "greats," including Shakespeare and his most erudite commentators.
She also gathered a broad-ranging mix of information. One of her last letters to her son Henry included this characteristic paragraph: "Since my latest lesson on how to open a drawer and pick up a chair, I can't think of a single thing that I know which you don't already know -- except -- did you know that gold is the single best investment now? Also, that Prince Edward, Prince of Wales, who died in 1376, was called the Black Prince only because he wore black armour?"
In matters of health, Mom's mentorship was vigorous and undeterred by resistance. Fearful for the long-term reliability of her teeth, she undertook to save ours, too. Her grandchildren endured gum-lacerating brushing lessons and all of us received the lectures. One granddaughter accurately assesses her influence: "If it had not been for Gamy, we would all be toothless, inarticulate, and fat."
But Eleanor's specialty was stewardship. Her grand_son described her as an "original environmentalist." She was dismayed by the quantity of food in our refrigerator, and that we had no outdoor clothesline. In her own home, there was always barely enough food in the refrigerator; she dried and reused the paper towels. Excess and waste were anathema to her.
She was a lady with the interests, manners and convictions of an earlier generation, but Eleanor was also truly ahead of her time. She was a broad-minded optimist who rejected negativity in any form.
Nancy is Eleanor's daughter-in-law.

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WINTERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-15 published
WINTERS, Howard Richard
At his home, in Erin, in the loving arms of his family, Howard WINTERS passed away peacefully, in his 85th year, on January 13, 2005. Devoted and loving husband for 58 years to Andrea (nee MASTERS.) Exceptional, cherished and every little girl's dream of a father to Margaret ROBERTSON of London, Marilyn PHILBROOK of Oakville, and Kathryn WINTERS of Brampton. Treasured grandfather of Glenn HUNTER (predeceased,) Russell HUNTER (Juliette,) Sarah HOLMAN (Frank,) and Michael PHILBROOK. Magical great-grandfather of Zackary and Alia HUNTER. Dear brother of Weir WINTERS (Marie) of Erin. Howard was a veteran of World War 2 and a proud member of Royal Canadian Air Force 434 Squadron. He and his brother Weir, were the long-time owners of "Winters Garage" in Erin, and together donated land for the village cenotaph. He later owned a small engine sales and service business that included "Lawnboy", and as well was the high school custodian. He started Boy Scouts in Erin. Howard was a man of unshakable honesty, loyalty and hard work ethics. His deep love and dedication to his wife and family were paramount. Howard was a gentleman who taught by the way he lived his life. He lives on in this way and in the hearts of three generations. He was a special man; a trusted and respected business man. Special thanks to Dr. Duncan BULL, without whose exceptional dedication and care, Howard would not have been able to remain at home, Dr. Jeff McKINNON, Pat MILTHORPE, R.N., Dr. Norman GOLDBERG, the Masters family and Pastor René POMERLEAU. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. S., where the Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 17th at 2: 00 p.m. with Pastor René POMERLEAU officiating. Spring Interment, Huxley Cemetery, Hillsburgh. Visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Legion Memorial Service will be held in the funeral home Sunday evening at 9 p.m. If desired, donations to Erin Fire Department, or Fellowship Baptist Church, P.O. Box 344, Grand Valley, Ontario, L0N 1G0, would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.

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WINTERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-17 published
MOORE, Ruby Norine (née WINTERS)
Passed away at Hillsdale Estates, Oshawa on Saturday, January 15, 2005 after a lengthy illness. She was in her 78th year. Beloved wife of the late James. Dear mother of Gerry MOORE (Mary,) Cathy MOORE, Pat RIVARD (Greg) and Judd MOORE. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Adam and Aaron MOORE and Laine and Christopher RIVARD. Ruby will be missed by her siblings Bill WINTERS and Nola BOYLE and families. She was predeceased by her brother Gerald WINTERS, who died in combat in World War 2. Ruby will be remembered by all her in-laws and their families. Relatives and Friends will be received at McIntosh-Anderson Funeral Home, 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at 7: 00 p.m. Donations in memory of Ruby to "Lakeridge Health Corp. Whitby" for the Dialysis Unit would be appreciated. Special thanks to all her many caregivers who helped during her illness, especially the Dialysis Unit of Lakeridge Health Corp. Whitby.

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WINTERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-04 published
WINTERS, Mitchell John
After a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's, Mitch passed away, Tuesday, February 1, 2005. Loving husband of Ruth (MELUCH.) Dear father of Kelly and husband Ahmed, Dean and wife Jennifer, Lorne and wife Christine, Suzanne and husband Michael. Loved and will be missed by his nine grandchildren. Dear brother and best friend Lorne and wife Eva and family. Cherished son of deceased Stefan and Anna WOJTKOWICZ. Mitch will always be missed, always loved, always remembered. Cremation has taken place, a private family service to be held at a later date. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, February 8, 2005. Donations made to the Alzheimer and Cancer Societies would be appreciated.

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WINTERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-18 published
GALLANDER, Albert Arnold
On Thursday, February 17, 2005 at the Mt. Sinai Hospital. Albert GALLANDER, beloved husband of the late Myra. Loving father and father-in-law of Martha and the late Howard TISHMAN, Elissa GALLANDER and Dennis WINTERS, Bette GALLANDER and Derryck SMITH, and Benjamin GALLANDER and Pascale FORTIER. Dear brother of the late Molly LYONS, Sarah ORENSTEIN, Beatrice WINTROB, Harold GALLANDER, Lillian GOLD, and Helen HARRIS. Devoted grandfather of Lee, Mark, Alexi, Haley, Meryn, Caellum, and Cristophe. At Beth Tzedec Synagogue, 1700 Bathurst Street (Bathurst, south of Eglinton) for service on Friday, February 18, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva 32 Heathdale Road. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Albert and Myra Gallander Endowment Fund c/o The Baycrest Foundation, 416-785-2875 or the charity of your choice.

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WINTERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-22 published
OSBORN, Alma (née METCALFE, formerly WALTON)
Veteran Royal Air Force 101 Bomber Squadron 1938-1946 With the dignity and courage which she displayed throughout her life, Alma passed away peacefully on September 18, 2005 at Milton District Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Alma leaves behind her beloved children Eric (Katrina) WALTON, June (Jay) WINTERS, cherished grandchildren Heath (Stephanie SPENCER) WALTON, Jeffrey (Mindy) WINTERS, Jillian WINTERS. Proud great-grandma to Megan LEIGH. Alma is survived by her devoted sisters Hilda FREAK and Christine (Kit) ARCHER. Loving aunt to Barbara (Bill) YAKUCHA, great-nephews Stephen, David, Barry, Brian, Bradley and great-niece Leslie. Predeceased by her brother Joe killed in action in World War 2, brothers-in-law Robbie FREAK and Bill ORANGE, and her nephew Peter SHELL. Cremation has already taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to Allendale Foundation in Milton or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family. All arrangements entrusted to the J. Scott Early Funeral Home, 21 James Street, Milton. "Forever Remembered"

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WINTERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-15 published
WINTERS, John
Suddenly on November 14, 2005 in his 75th year. John, dear husband of Pat. Beloved father of Karen (Matt), Lynne (James) and Paul (Heather). Loving grandfather (Pops) of Joel, Sam, Jessica, Carly, Michael, Kevin and Daniel. Sadly missed by his dog Simon. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Service in our chapel on Thursday morning at 11 a.m. Cremation. Donations to St. Michael's Hospital Cardiac Unit would be appreciated.

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