McCALLA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-25 published
BUDDEN, Lori Jane (née COOK)
Passed away after a courageous battle with breast cancer, on Monday, January 24, 2005 at the Credit Valley Hospital, in her 47th year. Cherished and devoted mother of Bradley, Allison and Scott McCALLA. Beloved wife and best friend of Brian and step-mother of Alisa and Faith. Loving daughter of Kathleen and the late Roy COOK, and sister of Pat (Dave) HALE, Susan (Michael) HALE, Linda (Rick) MOWERS and Sandy (Fabio) PELLIZZER. Also remembered by her many nieces and nephews, her buddy Mulligan and her extended family and Friends. Many thanks to the staff at Credit Valley Hospital Oncology Department for their wonderful care and support. The family will welcome Friends at the Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel and Reception Centre, 3164 Ninth Line (at Dundas), Oakville, (905) 257-8822 on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in celebration of her life will take place in the chapel on Thursday at 1: 00 p.m., followed by burial at Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations to the Canadian Breast Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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McCALLA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-09 published
PATTERSON, William
Peacefully on Wednesday, December 7th, 2005 at Leisureworld in Brampton. William, beloved husband of the late Imelda (née CONWAY.) Loving father of Madonna McCALLA and her husband Rick, Virginia PATTERSON and her husband Fred, Brian PATTERSON and his wife Carla, Doreen PRICE and her husband Dave, Michelle PATTERSON- BRUNO and husband Joe and his son-in-law Jerome. Bill will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Mark, James, Jason, Kevin, Cindy, Dominic, Emily and his great-grandchildren Joshua and Cheslee. He is survived by his brothers Mike, Bob, Jimmy, Jack and his sister Molly. Bill is predeceased by his daughter Debbie LAKE. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th Street, 416-259-3705) on Sunday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday at 11 a.m. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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McCALLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-22 published
McCALLAN, E. Leonard
On December 20, 2005 at the Ian Anderson House in Oakville. Beloved husband of Nina. Brother of Mary, Sylvia, William and Ernest. Brother-in-law of Gwen. Uncle to several nieces and nephews. He will also be sadly missed by his many Friends. A memorial service will be held at York Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 160 Beecroft Road, Toronto, 416-221-3404, on Friday, December 23 at 2 p.m. Reception to follow. If desired, memorial donations to the Ian Anderson House, 511 Maple Grove Drive, Oakville, Ontario L6J 6X8 would be appreciated.

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McCALLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-22 published
McCALLAN, Leonard E.
On December 20, 2005 at the Ian Anderson House in Oakville. Beloved husband of Nina. Brother of Mary, Sylvia, William and Ernest. Brother-in-law of Gwen. Uncle to several nieces and nephews. He will also be sadly missed by his many Friends. A memorial service will be held at York Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 160 Beecroft Road, Toronto, 416-221-3404, on Friday, December 23 at 2 p.m. Reception to follow. If desired, memorial donations to the Ian Anderson House, 511 Maple Grove Drive, Oakville, Ontario L6J 6X8 would be appreciated.

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McCALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-07 published
McCALLEN, John James
(55 year member of G.C.I.U.) After a lengthy illness, John passed away at home with his family by his side on June 5, 2005 at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Yvonne. Loving father of Shea, Rick, Jack, Jim, Kim, Tommy and Brenda. Cherished big dad to Shannon and Bob, John and Jen, Chris and Sarah, Pat, Jamie, Josh, Jake, Liam, J.R., Michael, Raelyn, Kristina, Billy and the late Lakyn. Proud great-grandfather of 12 great-grandchildren. Devoted brother of Mary and Sam, Gerald and Lisa, Paul and Barb, Barney and predeceased by Pat, Mike and Stephen. John will be deeply missed by Eugene and Ginette, Frank and Nancy and Ruth KEATING and family. Loved and missed by extended families in Canada, the U.S. and Northern Ireland. Family will receive Friends at the McDougall and Brown Funeral Home (2900 Kingston Rd., Toronto) 416-267-4656, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday. Chapel service will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation. If so desired, donations to the Toronto Humane Society or The Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated by the family.

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McCALLION o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-21 published
McCALLION, Anthony " Tony"
Suddenly, at Sunnybrook and Women's Health Science Centre, with his family by his side, on Sunday, March 20, 2005 in his 56th year. Loving son of the late Michael and Joan McCALLION. Fondly remembered by his brothers Robert, Brian and his wife Eva, and his sister Susan and her husband John BASSILI. Uncle of Daniel, Tara and Breanne. Friends will be received at the Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park Avenue), Toronto (416-698-2861), on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Services will be private. Cremation to follow. In Tony's memory, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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McCALLION o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-10 published
Jim ERSKINE, Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner: 1920-2005
To A.Y. JACKSON, the man who cracked the Great Canadian Art Fraud case of 1964 was always 'my inspector.' The policeman known as 'Big Jim' went on to head the Ontario Provincial Police
By Carol COOPER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Friday, June 10, 2005, Page S9
In November, 1962, Ontario Provincial Police officer Jim ERSKINE started on a new case. J. Russell HARPER, then curator of Canadian art at the National Gallery of Canada, had asked the force to investigate a flood of Canadian forgeries of the works of well-known artists, including the Group of Seven.
After a lot of dogged legwork, Mr. ERSKINE, appointed two years earlier as the Ontario Provincial Police's first head of its new anti-rackets squad, eventually cracked the case that came to be known as the Great Canadian Art Fraud.
It counts as only one highlight of Mr. ERSKINE's distinguished 38-year career with the Ontario Provincial Police. As well, he saw a hostage-taking incident successfully resolved, oversaw emergency response at the Mississauga train derailment and ended his career as the Ontario Provincial Police's commissioner.
Then premier William DAVIS appointed him commissioner, as well as head of a campaign begun in 1983 to end drinking and driving. "He was a professional police officer," Mr. DAVIS said. "It was his life. He was completely dedicated."
Mr. ERSKINE's break in the art-fraud came, according to a May, 1964, issue of Canadian Weekly, when a ruckus broke out at the Toronto art-auction house, Ward-Price. Some in attendance at a sale questioned the authenticity of Group of Seven works on offer. The scene led one purchaser of a work purportedly by Group of Seven artist J.E.H. MacDonald to take it to the Toronto Art Gallery, now the Art Gallery of Ontario, for authentication. When the purchase proved fake, the gallery informed Mr. ERSKINE, who immediately seized paintings and records from Ward-Price.
With the combined efforts of Mr. ERSKINE, artist A.J. CASSON and National Gallery conservator Dr. Nathan STOLOW, 91 paintings were confirmed as forgeries. The Ward-Price records showed that the fakes were sold on behalf of Leslie LEWIS, who operated a studio gallery at the back of Ward-Price. Mr. LEWIS had in turn obtained some of those works from another dealer, Neil SHARKEY.
Further investigation led to three painters, all of whom had created the works for other purposes and did not know their paintings were being passed off as being from more prominent artists. The two dealers pleaded guilty and were jailed.
A headline from a story about the fraud in an April, 1964, issue of Maclean's referred to Mr. ERSKINE as a "smart cop." As a result, Mr. ERSKINE came to be good Friends with some members of the Group of Seven, including A.J. CASSON, with whom he worked on the case. In addition, he was at Fred VARLEY's bedside at the artist's death and gained the confidence of A.Y. JACKSON.
Born in Guelph, Ontario, to Scottish immigrants, James Laird ERSKINE was the oldest of four children. His stonemason father worked on many buildings in and around the city, including some for the University of Guelph and the stone wall along the Niagara River.
Mr. ERSKINE obtained a Grade 10 education and, after serving underage in a field ambulance and medical corps and then an artillery reserve, joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, serving as a flight engineer on Lancaster bombers during the Second World War.
When stationed in England, Mr. ERSKINE was wounded twice, once while helping defuse bombs. One of the bombs exploded, Mr. ERSKINE blacked out and awoke to find himself among dead comrades.
Once on leave in London, he helped rescue children from a bombed school. Many students were killed or severely injured. "It took me years to get over that incident," he told the Guelph Daily Mercury in 2000. "I would wake up when I heard my own kids crying and break into a cold sweat."
Upon his return from the war in 1945, Mr. ERSKINE joined the Ontario Provincial Police. As well as solving the Great Canadian Art Fraud, he negotiated the release of four children being held hostage near London, Ontario, by an armed, escaped convict, Donald CLINE.
The con demanded cash but, according to one of Mr. ERSKINE's sons, Bruce, the incident took place on the weekend during a time with limited banking hours and no automated teller machines. To get the cash, Mr. ERSKINE borrowed it from a local businessman. After collecting it, the then-deputy commissioner and a colleague sat in the back of a cruiser and wrote down the serial numbers of each bill so they could be traced later.
During the incident, the hostage-taker held one of the children to the window, threatening to kill him. A gunshot sounded, the window shattered and the child fell. "My father said he felt sick to his stomach because he thought the child had died," the younger Mr. ERSKINE said.
In fact, the gunman had shot out the window above the child's head and simultaneously dropped the child.
Before handing over any money, Mr. ERSKINE insisted that three children be released. Once he received his booty, Mr. CLINE released the fourth and oldest child before taking off. He was later arrested.
At one point, tiring of the constant media swarm during the lengthy standoff, Mr. ERSKINE sent another officer out for coffee, instructing him to go in a marked cruiser with lights flashing, sirens screaming and tires screeching. The press fell for it and followed like bees to honey.
At 6 feet 5, Mr. ERSKINE was commonly known as "Big Jim." He also happened to look a lot like Errol Flynn. Once, in Los Angeles to bring an extradited man back home, he found himself constantly approached by curious women on the lookout for movie stars.
In November of 1979, 17 years after beginning on the art-fraud case, Mr. ERSKINE once again played an important part in a major Canadian event. A freight train carrying volatile materials including propane, chlorine and caustic soda left the tracks in Mississauga. Some of its chemical contents exploded and caught fire, releasing flames and vapours into the air early on a Sunday morning.
Fearing for the safety of the city's residents, officials ordered approximately 218,000 people from their homes in the largest peacetime evacuation in North American history. It lasted close to a week.
As director of emergency response, Mr. ERSKINE worked closely with Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCALLION during the disaster. That closeness became literal. The mayor had sprained her ankle and could not walk well, so Mr. ERSKINE picked her up and carried her to one of their daily press conferences.
Throughout his career, Mr. ERSKINE took on several leadership roles, including president of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police in 1976. Appointed a deputy commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police in 1975, he became commissioner in 1981. He retired in 1983.
As well as heading the drinking-driving campaign, Mr. ERSKINE was for 10 years the honorary colonel of the 11th Field Artillery Regiment.
With his death, the man who solved so many mysteries may have left one behind.
According to his son Bruce, Group of Seven artist A.Y. JACKSON always called Mr. ERSKINE "my inspector." Once, when the younger Mr. ERSKINE visited Mr. JACKSON, the artist confided that he knew the truth about the mysterious 1917 death of artist Tom THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and the only person he had ever told was "my inspector." When asked about it, Big Jim ERSKINE denied knowing anything.
James Laird ERSKINE was born on September 8, 1920, in Guelph, Ontario He died on May 22, 2005, in Mississauga. He was 84. He leaves his wife Jeanette, sons Bruce, Rick and Barry, and one sister. His oldest son Daniel died last fall.

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McCALLION o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-11 published
McCALLION, William George " Bill"
Peacefully, at Dufferin Oaks Nursing Home, Shelburne, on Wednesday, March 9, 2005, in his 64th year; loved father of Tracey McCALLION- HUCHLA and her husband Eric of Hamilton, Mary McCALLION of Waterloo, and Margaret McCALLION of Orangeville; dear brother of Jean NOLAN and nephew of Sr. Margaret McCALLION, S.J.S.; also sadly missed by his other relatives and Friends. Friends may call at the Dods & McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville, on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be from St. Timothy Catholic Church, 42 Dawson Road, Orangeville, on Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to C.M.H.A. would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Bill in the Dods and McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com).

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McCALLION o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-21 published
McCALLION, Anthony " Tony"
Suddenly, at Sunnybrook and Women's Health Science Centre, with his family by his side, on Sunday, March 20, 2005, in his 56th year. Loving son of the late Michael and Joan McCALLION. Fondly remembered by his brothers Robert, Brian and his wife Eva, and his sister Susan and her husband John BASSILI. Uncle of Daniel, Tara, and Breanne. Friends will be received at the Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park Ave.), Toronto (416-698-2861), on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Services will be private. Cremation to follow. In Tony's memory, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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McCALLION o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-15 published
MORRIS, Marvin
Peacefully at Linhaven Home for the Aged on Saturday August 13, 2005 in his 89th year. Beloved husband of 63 years of Sylvia. Father of Rhea and Mike McCALLION, Rick and Judi MORRIS, Ruth MORRIS, and Terri and Dimitar LJOMOV. Grandfather of Laurie, Michael and Judi, Ryan, Ellie and Benji, Mindy and Rob, Stacey and David, Daniela, Melani and Kate. Brother of Dave. Sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters and brothers Sylvia, Carmel, Morton, Gordon, and Julius. Mr. MORRIS is at the Downtown Chapel of Butler Funeral Home, 33 Duke Street, St. Catharines, where the Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday August 15 at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at Mount Sinai Cemetery in Toronto at 1: 30 p.m. Shiva Monday to Friday 9 Kimbergate Way, Thornhill. Donations to the Congregation B'nai Israel would be appreciated. Butler 905-684-2334

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McCALLION o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-29 published
McCALLION, Brian George
Former employee of Cadillac Fairview, Eaton Centre. Peacefully passed away in hospital on Wednesday, September 28, 2005, following a short illness. Brian will be sadly missed by his wife Angela, daughter Kelly and son Brent and his wife Tina. Loving Papa of Natalie, Sara and Nicole. Dear brother of Kathy and her husband Sandy. Fondly remembered by other relatives and Friends. Family and Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston on Thursday and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Saturday, October 1, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m., followed by cremation. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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McCALLION o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-07 published
Aslam CHOUDHARY, 68: Community builder
Architect, 68, left impact on Islamic Centre of Canada
Mosque designer was 'best friend' for a lot of people
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
Thousands on their way to or from work on the Queen Elizabeth Way see it daily, a graceful and silent minaret on the South Service Road in Mississauga. It belongs to the Islamic Centre of Canada, the country's largest mosque in terms of congregants 1,000 usually attend the first session of the Friday midday prayers and as many as 800 are at the second session. It is also the Canadian headquarters of the Islamic Society of North America.
But to many Canadian Muslims it represents much more than that.
"When you have that kind of building in the community, it shows you have a presence," said Mohammad ASHRAF, Islamic Society of North America Canada's secretary general. "It means to us that Muslims are part of the Canadian population."
To Aslam CHOUDHARY -- the man who helped design the Islamic Society of North America Centre, had its master key, and who was on call 24/7 as its project manager -- it was the prize of his entire career.
Before the centre opened officially in May 2001, he told his friend ASHRAF he was honoured to be building a spectacular facility that not only housed Canada's largest prayer room -- as well as a state-of-the-art co-ed high school, professional kitchen and bookstore -- but was also close to his Oakville home and would be his family's place of worship.
"He always said it was the closest to his home and the closest to his heart," ASHRAF said.
"Whenever he entered the mosque, people came to him," said his wife Kulsoom, who inevitably ended up waiting a half hour or more for him to make his way to the door.
"He couldn't just walk out of there. He was always the last one there. People wanted to ask him questions," said his son Kamran.
"He loved it when people enjoyed the building," said his daughter Naela.
But CHOUDHARY was a man of many mosques. With his long-time partner, Guido LAIKVE, he designed additions to the Jamia Masjid Mosque in Mississauga and the Islamic Centre of Cambridge.
He was responsible for the new Masumeen Islamic Centre in Brampton, two mosques in Hamilton, a Hindu temple and community centre in Brampton, at least one mosque and a Hindu temple in downtown Toronto as well as the Emmanuel Lutheran Manor, a North York apartment complex, community centre and chapel.
"My father and Guido always joked they would get into heaven one way or the other," Naela said.
They'd been a team since the mid-'70s, when they began working together for the Ontario government and decided to take extra work on the side.
"All the Islamic projects, they were Aslam's. He had the contacts, he had lots of Friends who'd offer projects to him. He was really in touch with the Islamic culture," LAIKVE said. "But he put his heart and soul into the Islamic Centre of Canada in Mississauga."
CHOUDHARY was right there in 1996 when the deal closed -- they paid $1.5 million in cash -- and ASHRAF got the key to what was then a warehouse that LAIKVE said was "an absolute shambles."
But CHOUDHARY never saw it that way. He was determined it would become a beacon and a mainstay for his community, even as they fought community opposition for four years.
CHOUDHARY always told his family and Friends they would win, and they did, although it took many, many community meetings and two hearings at the Ontario Municipal Board. CHOUDHARY was on call night and day as it was built -- and beamed throughout the 2001 opening ceremony attended by a plethora of dignitaries including Mayor Hazel McCALLION.
Then, four years later, his family and more than 700 grieving Friends gathered at the mosque for his funeral.
CHOUDHARY died October 11 at age 68.
At 5, CHOUDHARY was already designing houses. The second oldest of nine children, he was 12 when his father decided to move his family from Kenya back to Pakistan and move the family into a house his son had designed for the family. CHOUDHARY returned to Kenya at 21 to help support the family after his father died.
He took a clerical job while studying architectural drafting at night and by 1964 was working for a Nairobi architectural firm. He was there when Kulsoom phoned, telling him they had to leave the country. It was 1968, Kenya had just gained its independence and the headline on the front page of the Nation that day read: "Britain slams her door on Kenya nation."
"Are you crazy?" he said to her.
They had three days to leave; the airport was jammed with men like him heading to Britain and leaving behind their families until they could afford to send for them.
CHOUDHARY got a drafting job in Birmingham almost immediately the family reunited five months later.
In his first year in England, CHOUDHARY ended up designing and supervising the construction of the Coventry Mosque, typically waiving all fees.
In 1969 he helped found the Muslim East African Association of Birmingham -- it's still going today -- and took over the design and construction of the Central Birmingham Mosque, the city's first purpose-built mosque.
He didn't see its completion before moving his family -- which now consisted of twin sons Kamran and Imran as well as Naela to Canada in 1975.
"We fell in love with Canada. We said 'This is like Africa' -- the lakes, the greenery. We told each other 'This is home now,'" Kulsoom said.
Almost immediately he began teaching Muslim children about their religion at sessions held for seven years in their apartment, then later on Tuesday nights in a friend's basement. He was one of the founders of the Canadian East African Muslim Association, which today boasts about 300 members.
Before taking early retirement, CHOUDHARY worked in the architectural section of the Ontario Realty Corp. and on a stream of projects with LAIKVE.
He was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer in July.
It was only at his funeral, in the mosque he nurtured to life, did his family meet many of the people he had helped -- a man he'd helped get a job, another he'd helped do a drawing, gratis, and the stranger who told his family that he had gone to their dad "for everything."
"He was a lot of people's best friend," said his wife, marvelling that men and women were approaching her at the mosque and kissing her hand. "That was all because of him."

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McCALLION 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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McALLISTER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-10 published
FRIAR, Dorothy Helena (formerly McALLISTER, née WALPOLE)
On Tuesday, March 8th, 2005 at Parkview Manor, Chesley, in her 94th year. Wife of the late Fred FRIAR and the late John McALLISTER. Daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (WINCH) WALPOLE, of Gillies Hill. Beloved mother of Elizabeth (McALLISTER) "Beth" GIBSON, of Owen Sound, Janette (FRIAR) WAGNER (Jim,) of Dobbinton and the late Freda FRIAR. Loved grandmother of Karen (John CHRISTIAN,) of Vancouver, British Columbia, Elaine (Howard ALLAN,) of Victoria, British Columbia, Cheryl LEMON, of Guelph, Sheila BARKWELL (Randy), of Owen Sound, Steven WAGNER, of Owen Sound and Travis and Tracey WAGNER, of Dobbinton. She will be missed by her five great-grandchildren, Lauren and Jaclyn LEMON, Meghan and Jaffa TAILOR/TAYLOR and Ryan GIBSON. Predeceased by son-in-law, Harold GIBSON and sisters, Margaret (Sydney) MILLS and Ethel (Bob) BEECH. Family and Friends are invited to share memories of Dorothy with her family, at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley, on Thursday (today from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m.) A Gillies Hill Women's Institute service will be held at 6: 45 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday, March 11th, 2005, in the funeral home, at 2: 00 p.m. Spring interment in Chesley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
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McALLISTER o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2005-02-09 published
Harry BONIFACE
In memory of Harry BONIFACE who passed away at the Mindemoya Health Centre on February 1, 2005 at the age of 60. He is survived by his mother, Mary and two sisters, Leola and Edna and one brother, Earl. Predeceased by sister Lestie and brother Ken. The family would like to express their thanks to the Cancer Centre, Mindemoya Health Centre and Daffodil Terrace as well as Doctor GREENE, Laura WATSON, Keith McALLISTER and the Palliative Care Unit. Many thanks also go to Perry CHATWELL and wife Barb for the loving care they provided, the CHATWELL Family, and loving brother-in-law Doug McMURRAY.
Mary, Edna, Leola and Earl.
Funeral arrangements in the spring, in care of Doug.

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McALLISTER o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2005-02-09 published
Dorothy Pearl DOBRANSKI
In loving memory of Dorothy Pearl DOBRANSKI who died peacefully in Whitby on Thursday, February 3, 2005 age 77 years.
Born to Neil and Pearl (née LEWIS) McALLISTER of Manitoulin Island on May 28, 1927.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Mike (Mickey) DOBRANSKI. Cherished mother of Teresa and husband Kevin. Sadly missed by family Marie (Richard) LAVOIE and Calvin (Winnifred) McALLISTER. Beloved grandmother of Mike (Kim,) Rick (Kelly) BYERS and great grandmother to Victoria, Sam and Eric. Remembered by Robert (Jen) and Trinity LAVOIE and many relatives and Friends, especially for square dancing. A gathering of family and Friends to remember her life was held on Sunday from 2 - 4 and the Funeral Service was held at 11 am on Monday at Island Funeral Home, Little Current.

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McALLISTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-03 published
McALLISTER, Ronald Hugh
Peacefully with his family at his side, at the Woodstock General Hospital on Tuesday February 1, 2005, in his 50th year. Beloved husband of Patricia. Dear father of Anthony SIMPSON and spouse Kelly of Woodstock, Marlin SIMPSON and wife Tammy of Norwich, Cheryl SIMPSON and spouse Christopher BUCK of R.R.#3 Norwich. He will be missed by his grandchildren Kaley, Wesly, Victoria, Taylor, Brody, Tyson, Drake and Justin. Brother of Jack of Woodstock, Gail and husband Hugh VAN HOUT of Arthur. Survived by a niece and nephews. Predeceased by a brother Bob. Friends will be received at The Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, 45 Main Street West, Norwich on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to commemorate Ron's life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday February 5th at 11: 00 a.m. Spring interment Chesterfield Cemetery. Donations to London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus Transplant Unit or the Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Arn-Lockie (519) 863-3020.

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McALLISTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-15 published
McALLISTER, Joan Merle
A resident of London and formerly of Chatham, Joan Merle McALLISTER, died at London, Ontario, on Saturday, February 12, 2005, at the age of 59 years. Raised on the family farm in Orford Township, she was the daughter of the late Ross and Pauline (PLATO) McALLISTER. Dear sister of Carol McALLISTER of London and Ruth and her husband Gary LAVERY. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Joan was an employee with the Bank of Montreal for 23 years and then moved to the Government of Canada where she worked for many years with the Health and Welfare Department in both Chatham and London. She was a member of St. Paul's Congregational Church in Chatham. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 from 3: 00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at the Funeral Home on Wednesday at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Dr. Margaret MORIYAMA officiating. Interment Gosnell Cemetery. Donations made by cheque to the charity of choice appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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McALLISTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-23 published
HASSON, Ruth (née WEBSTER)
Ruth age 79 of Dresden passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at Victoria Hospital, Westminster Campus, London. She was born in Dawn Township daughter of the late Isaac and Mary McALLISTER) WEBSTER. Her husband Clayton HASSON predeceased in 2004. Surviving are five daughters: Sheila and John SLOAN of London, Sharyl and Richard TURNER of Dresden, Karen and Gordon LORIMER of Ottawa, Brenda and Don DENUKE of Bothwell, Lori HASSON of Chatham; one son Bradley and Carolyn HASSON of Dresden; 15 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; a brother Donald and Stella WEBSTER of Port Lambton; a sister-in-law Joyce GRIFFITH of Petrolia. Predeceased by a sister Margaret WEBSTER and brother Lorne WEBSTER. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Friday, June 24, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Brian HORROBIN and Reverend George FLEMING/FLEMMING officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made by cheque to Gideon Bibles and left at the funeral home.

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McALLISTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-29 published
LAURIE, Stuart Harold
At University Hospital, London on Tuesday, June 28, 2005, Stuart Harold LAURIE of R.R.#2 Denfield in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Doris Mae (McALLISTER) LAURIE. Dear father of Heather LAURIE of Durango, Colorado, Lynn LAURIE (Dale PINKEY,) Shannon (Bert) DONATI and Reed LAURIE all of London and step-father of Moriah (David) BOONE of British Columbia, Gail (Darrell) KENNEDY of Ilderton and Julie (Tim) RYAN of Lucan. C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, Lucan, 227-4211, entrusted with arrangements. For further details see tomorrow's editon or www.haskettfh.com.

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McALLISTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-30 published
LAURIE, Stuart Harold
At University Hospital, London on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 surrounded by his wife and 4 children, Stuart Harold LAURIE in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Doris (McALLISTER) LAURIE. Dear father of Heather LAURIE of Durango, Colorado, Lynn LAURIE (Dale PINKNEY,) Shannon (Bert) DONATI, and Reed LAURIE of London. Proud grandpa of Hayes; Dylan; Andrew, Rebecca and Anthony; and Josh, Chris and Mat. Step-father of Moriah (David) BOONE of British Columbia, Gail (Darrell) KENNEDY of Ilderton and Julie (Tim) RYAN of Lucan. Proud Pappa Stu of Rhani and Patrick; Rob and Natalie; and Chris and Jackie. Great-grandpappa of Tai and Óbleo. Dear brother of Jack LAURIE of Burlington and Betty (Merv) BECKER of Hamilton. Predeceased by his parents William and Violet (LIETCH,) brother Gordon, infant twin brother Keith and a sister Anne BELLINGHAM. Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Celebration of Stuart's life will be held at St. Patrick's Church, Lucan on Saturday, July 2nd at 10 a.m. with Father Vincent VAN ZUTPHEN presiding. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery. Donations to the Lung Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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McALLISTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-31 published
McALLISTER, Jim
In memory of Jim, December 31, 2003.
Today recalls the memory of a loved one gone to rest, And those who think of him today Are those who loved him best. Lovingly remembered by wife Joan and family.

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McALLISTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-08-23 published
McALLISTER, Kit
In loving memory of a dear wife, mother, and grandmother, Kit, who passed away two years ago, August 27, 2003.
It is lonely here without you
We miss you more each day
For life is not the same for us
Since you were called away.
If we could have one lifetime wish
One dream that could come true
We would pray to God with all our hearts
For yesterday and you.
Lovingly missed by husband Dave, Sandy and Al, Geoff and Grace, Jim and Janet, Lisa and Randy, John and Ellie, Steve and Rhonda and 19 grandchildren

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McALLISTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-15 published
BUDD, Madeline Frances
Mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and teacher; passed away on Friday, March 11, 2005, at The North York General Hospital in Toronto. Predeceased by husband Norman BUDD. She will be forever loved and remembered by daughters, Mary, Barbara and Nadine and grand_sons Zachary and Thomas BUDD who brought her such joy. Her love, wit and tremendous sense of fun will be missed too by her sister Geraldine McALLISTER, her brother George ROE and her nieces and nephews, Dallas BUDD, Mary, Paul and Michael McALLISTER, Wayne, Mary-Anne and Vaughn SHAW, Kim NICHOLSON, Alison ROSSET and their partners and families.
Madeline was in her 89th year of a life enriched by an extensive and rewarding teaching career. She cherished the life-long Friendships forged with students and her fellow teachers, first at Hodgson Public School in Toronto, then later in St. Catharines, Ontario at W.J. Robertson and Scottlea Public Schools. Her tremendous love of books, theatre, music, ballet and opera shaped the lives of her daughters, and she delighted in sharing that love of the arts with her Friends in Toronto and St. Catharines who were an integral part of her life
and often her travel companions.
She will be remembered for her volunteer work with St. Stephen's Mission, and The Canadian Cancer Society. "Aunt Bob" has left her indelible footprints on the sands of our Muskoka beach. Thank you to the staff of Thompson House for the care of our mother.
The family will receive Friends at the Hulse and English Funeral Home and Chapel, St. Catharines, 905-684-6346 on Thursday, March 17th, 2005 from 1-2 p.m. Funeral Service to follow in the Chapel at 2 p.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. A Memorial Service will be held in Toronto at a later date.

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McALLISTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-13 published
MacALLISTER, John Edward Murray
Peacefully, in his 80th year and after a brief illness, on Saturday, June 11, 2005, at the Ian Anderson House in Oakville. John will be dearly missed by his loving wife Shirley. John was predeceased by his son, Timothy. John will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by Susan and Geoffrey MORAWETZ, Melanie and Pascal FORTIER and Annette and Kenneth PIPHER. John was the loving grandfather of Jack, Erin, and Colleen MORAWETZ, and Brett, Ryan, and Kenny PIPHER. John is survived by his sisters, Helen and her husband Rolf DOEHLER, and Irene and her husband Dr. Howard PIERPONT. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews in Canada and the United States: Murray DOEHLER, John DOEHLER, Christa LIGHTBURN, David PIERPONT, and Helen BURZUMATO. John served in the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War and then graduated from McGill University in Metallurgical Engineering. He successfully ran his own company in the converting industry. The funeral service will be held at Saint John's United Church, Oakville, on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 11 a.m., with a reception to follow. Private family interment at St. Jude's Cemetery, Oakville. In lieu of flowers, donations to Ian Anderson House, P.O. Box 61034, 511 Maple Grove Drive, Oakville, Ontario L6J 7P5 or Saint John's United Church, 262 Randall Street, Oakville L6J 1P9, would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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McALLISTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-12 published
TREMBLAY, Kay (née McALLISTER)
Kay TREMBLAY passed away peacefully in her 91st year at her residence, Spruce Lodge, Stratford, Ontario on August 9, 2005. She had been in poor health for several months. Born into show business in Glasgow, Scotland, her father, William McALLISTER, playing Doodles, the Principal Clown with the Blackpool Circus. The illustrious career of this veteran actress took her throughout the United Kingdom, Europe and North America. Her first professional appearance was with the George Balanchine Ballet in London, England. She was touring in Europe with this company when World War 2 broke out, forcing an abrupt return to England. Kay came to Montreal after the war, with her husband Raoul TREMBLAY. She continued her acting career with the Montreal Repertory Theatre. She had two sons, Anthony and Michael. She was predeceased by her husband and Anthony, who died June 30, 1970. She has played theatres on both sides of the Atlantic, including the London Palladium, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the Meadow Brooke Theatre and the Stratford Festival in 1989 and 1990. She received a Guthrie Award for her many contributions to the Stratford Festival. In 2001, ill health prevented her from completing the season. At the Grand Theatre, of which she is a founding member, she performed in its inaugural season under the direction of Robin Phillips. Her numerous film and television credits include, Shadowdancing, opposite Christopher Plummer, Storm of the Century, Santa Who, Night Heat, Hot Shots, Inside Stories, Friday the 13th and Dog House. Her best-known roles are the beloved Great Aunt Eliza in Road to Avonlea and Cousin Jessie in Wind at My Back, for which she received a Gemini Award for Best Supporting Actress. Cremation has taken place. A public committal service will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. at God's Holy Acre, St. James Anglican Church, Stratford, Ontario. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Humane Society) through the Heinbuck Funeral Home, 156 Albert Street, Stratford. (519) 271-5062.

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McALLISTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-12 published
Kay TREMBLAY, Thespian (1915-2005)
Actress who was the daughter of a clown, and herself went on stage as an adolescent, was best known as Aunt Eliza on the television series Road To Avonlea
By Catherine CULLEN, Special to the Globe and Mail, Monday, September 12, 2005, Page S11
Toronto -- Whether it was in front of soldiers in Europe during the Second World War, before lunchtime crowds in Montreal, on the stages of Stratford or before the film and television cameras that brought her to a mass audience in Canada, Kay TREMBLAY spent almost all 90 years of her life acting.
To most Canadians she became a familiar face as Great Aunt Eliza on the popular television series Road To Avonlea during the 1990s. Yet Kay TREMBLAY was immersed in performance almost from her birth in 1915 in Glasgow, Scotland. Her family toured Europe with her father, William McALLISTER, who performed before royalty as a tightrope walker and the principal clown in the famous Blackpool Circus. Kathleen McALLISTER, as she was named at birth, would take to the stage herself before she was even in her teens. She spent decade after decade acting and overcame staggering personal tragedy before she found the role on Road to Avonlea that would win her a Gemini award, and earn her the affection from fans that so many in the acting community had felt for her all along.
The role of Aunt Eliza was truly made for Ms. TREMBLAY, said Kevin SULLIVAN, executive producer of Road to Avonlea. "I had seen her work and I was always kind of fascinated by her because she's so ancient but she was really commanding." At the time, his team had wanted to add an older character to the show and built the character of Aunt Eliza specifically for her.
Ms. TREMBLAY adored the role, said Ron BARRY, her agent for nearly two decades. A true professional, having an amazing ability to connect with any character, Ms. TREMBLAY found something special in this particular part, he said.
"I guess the role was so near and dear to her heart because she could be a bit of a cantankerous soul too, and Aunt Eliza had so many layers and at the centre was a softy."
Soft enough that she would "melt" when a fan approached her, Mr. BARRY recalls, but strong enough to withstand filming in 35 degree heat in corset without a word of complaint, while the younger actors around her withered.
"She would always say to me, 'Darling, I'm just lucky to be working,'" he recalled.
Ms. TREMBLAY was so committed to the part that she even saved Aunt Eliza from a near-death experience of sorts. Near the end of the series' seven year run, the writers were looking for a way to create some exciting new story lines, said series producer Kevin SULLIVAN.
The idea that Aunt Eliza might be killed off was suggested, but ultimately passed over, he said. However, word somehow got back to Ms. TREMBLAY that her character was facing imminent death. She arrived in Mr. SULLIVAN's office one day and gave him one of the hardest pitches of his career in an effort to save her character, he recalled.
"I said, 'Don't worry Kay I'll put it aside.'"
"'But,' she said, 'I really like the idea of someone dying.'"
That conversation spawned the idea of bringing in a new character, the elderly cousin Winifred, who appears briefly in the series before dying. The plot line won Ms. TREMBLAY a Gemini award in 1997 for best supporting actress. The actress who played Winifred, Frances Bay, also won a Gemini for her part.
While the Gemini win and her role on Road to Avonlea represented a high point in Kay TREMBLAY's career, it came only after years of personal hardship. She lost three loved ones in a short span of time.
First, her sister Betty committed suicide some time after Kay moved to Montreal to be with her Canadian husband in 1954. Next, her husband Raoul took his life as well. Then, in 1970, the eldest of Ms. TREMBLAY's two sons, Anthony, drowned in a boating accident. She was devastated by the losses.
It was the focus she learned early on in life, thanks to growing up in a family of performers, that helped Ms. TREMBLAY to overcome the losses, said her son Michael TREMBLAY.
"I think she was about six when she asked, 'Daddy, how do you do it, getting up on the high wire?'"
"He said, 'I put one foot in front of the other, I look straight ahead and I don't look down.' I think that was the motto for her life. My brother died. She didn't look down. My father died. She didn't look down."
Her disposition was also shaped by the time she spent studying and performing with the George Balanchine Ballet, before the Second World War. She said it taught her the importance of discipline and to always be grateful to be working, recalled Mr. Barry.
After the Second World War broke out, Kay and her sister Betty formed a sister act and travelled around Europe entertaining troops. One night, Kay and Betty experienced some of the terror of war as their train arrived in the city of Coventry, England, said Frank Blanche, a friend of Ms. TREMBLAY's from her acting days in Montreal. Coventry was bombed that night. The sisters train stopped and everyone on board began to scream. "The bombs hit everything except the train and the all-clear went and they looked out the window and everything was flattened," Mr. Blanche said.
However, the war also brought some happiness into Kay TREMBLAY's life. One night, a mutual friend introduced her to a charming Canadian soldier by the name of Raoul TREMBLAY. In 1954, the pair married and moved to Montreal. They had two sons, Anthony and Michael. While in Montreal, Ms. TREMBLAY did everything from musicals and television to performing in front of lunchtime crowds at Montreal's Place Ville Marie.
It was while living in Montreal that she lost her sister, her husband and son. Although she eventually recovered sufficiently to return to her career, she still had another battle to win: alcoholism.
Eventually, she became involved in such successful shows as Night Heat, Street Legal and Wind at My Back and her career began to take off. She also appeared in dozens of movies over the course of her career, including the 1980 film Shadow Dancing, in which she appeared alongside Christopher Plummer.
"She got to play a variety of old ladies from the sweet grandmotherly type to the 'you better watch it, this is a gun-toting mama'," her agent, Mr. BARRY said.
Ms. TREMBLAY also enjoyed a successful stage career. Some of her greatest achievements on stage included performing at London's Grand Theatre under the direction of Robin Phillips in the 1983-84 season.
She played the role of an elderly courtesan in Timon of Athens and shared the stage with Shelia McCarthy. Beginning in 1989, she performed two seasons at Stratford.
Her energy and professionalism earned her admiration from colleagues in film, television, and on stage. Her talent and her strength made her truly one in a million, said Mr. BARRY. " You know how the Readers Digest used to have that segment, 'My most unforgettable character'? She would be my most unforgettable character."
Kay TREMBLAY was born in Glasgow, Scotland on January 12, 1915. She died on August 9, 2005 in Stratford, Ontario after suffering from Alzheimer's Disease. She was 90 years old. She is survived by her son, Michael.

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McALLISTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-12 published
BALDWIN, Margaret
Died of natural causes in Toronto on October 5, 2005. Born in 1910, Margaret was the daughter of Edward ANDERSON and Alberta McALLISTER of Welland. Graduating in 1932 from University College Toronto, she taught high school in Welland before marrying Dr. William Wesley BALDWIN in 1936. They moved to Brooklin, Ontario, where Bill practiced medicine for over 40 years and Margaret devoted her life to serving others, both in her family and the community of Brooklin/Whitby/Oshawa region. After Bill's death in 1988, she lived in their Brooklin home until 2002 before moving to Toronto. Margaret will be remembered for her lively and affectionate interest in all the people with whom she came in contact, for her wide-ranging volunteer commitments and for the strong support she gave to Bill's medical career. Margaret leaves her children Dr. William BALDWIN of Toronto and Anne POTTER (Richard) of Milford, Ontario; her grandchildren Jennifer EIELSON (John) of Boston, David POTTER (Deb) of Toronto, Carolyn POTTER (Lori SEAY) of Vancouver and Andrew BALDWIN (Tara CASE) of Ottawa, as well as four great-grandchildren in Toronto and Boston. Cremation has taken place. At Margaret's request no service will be held. Friends will be received by the family at The Baldwin Center, 5959 Anderson Street, Brooklin Village from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on October 30, 2005. Many thanks to Providence Centre Staff for their kindness to Margaret.

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McALLISTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-22 published
McALLISTER, John "Jack" Richard (March 6, 1923-July 25, 2005)
Founder Of Ryerson Theatre School John (Jack) Richard McALLISTER born March 6, 1923 to Alexander and Mary Olive McALLISTER, both deceased, passed away on July 25, 2005 from complications due to Alzheimer's disease. Much gratitude to Dr. Sandra E. BLACK, her assistant Jennifer BRAY and staff at Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre's neurology department for their care and loving kindness. Jack was predeceased by his brother Donald McALLISTER, life friend Dr. C. Donald COOK, Friends Major Charles and Margaret BRUBACHER and dog Hero. Survived by sisters Ruth GORDON, Betty Lou LAMON, sister-in-law Agnes (DEED) McALLISTER, many nieces, nephews and loving Friends. After graduating from Victoria College, University of Toronto, Jack was hired as the head of the English department at York Memorial Collegiate Institute. In 1963 he was engaged as the head of the English department of Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. During his initial years at Ryerson he conducted Ryerson music operettas. In 1971 he founded Ryerson Theatre School. A celebration of Jack's life will be held on Sunday, November 20, 2005. If you are interested in learning more of the celebration please e-mail soulstate@hotmail.com. In lieu of flowers, please make cheques payable to Ryerson University, indicate that the gift is for the Jack McAllister Memorial Award and mail to the attention of Louise Year wood, Director of Development, Faculty of Communication and Design, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2K3 or call 416-979-5000 ext. 6524.

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McALLISTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-06 published
DOBRANSKI, Dorothy Pearl (née McALLISTER)
Peacefully died in Whitby on Thursday, February 3, 2005, age 77 years. Born to Neil and Pearl (née LEWIS) McALLISTER of Manitoulin Island on May 28, 1927. Predeceased by her beloved husband Mike (Mickey) DOBRANSKI. Cherished mother of Teresa and husband Kevin. Sadly missed by family Marie (Richard) LAVOIE and Calvin (Winnifred) McALLISTER. Beloved grandmother of Mike (Kim,) Rick (Kelley) BYERS and great-grandmother to Victoria, Sam and Eric. Remembered by Robert (Jen) and Trinity LAVOIE, and many relatives and Friends. A gathering of family and Friends to remember her life will be held on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Funeral Service at 11: 00 a.m. Monday at Island Funeral Home, Little Current. Donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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McALLISTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-08 published
MATTHEWS, Barbara Vera (née SHAW)
Died peacefully in her sleep at Leisureworld Ellesmere on Monday, February 7th, 2005 at the age of 81. Beloved wife of the late Robert MATTHEWS. Her beautiful spirit will always be cherished by her children Douglas and Colleen MATTHEWS, Linda McALLISTER and Robert CURL, Diane and Bruno CAMPITELLI, John MATTHEWS, Brenda MATTHEWS, Brian and Jennifer MATTHEWS, and by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family and Friends are welcome to gather at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Avenue East, Agincourt, Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 6-7: 30 p.m. A Celebration Service will follow in the Chapel at 7: 30 p.m. Private Interment.

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McALLISTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-08 published
BOYCE, Iris (née McALLISTER)
Promoted to Glory, surrounded by her loving family at Credit Valley Hospital on Monday, March 7, 2005. Loving wife of George, cherished mother of Sharon (Paul) WEST, Elizabeth (Pat) CHOWN and Janette (Rob) BROWN. Adored Grandma of Jennifer, David (Rebecca,) Kristin, Andrew, Mark, Abigail and Madeleine. Predeceased by sister Jean. Will be sadly missed by sister Lily, brother John, brother-in-law Samuel and families in N. Ireland. Also sister May and family in Canada and U.S. Friends may visit at R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles) on Wednesday, March 9 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service Thursday, March 10, 2005 at North York Salvation Army (25 Centre Avenue) at 11 a.m. Interment at Briar Hill Cemetery, Sutton, Ontario. Donation to The Salvation Army would be appreciated.

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McALLISTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-15 published
BUDD, Madeline Frances
Mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and teacher; passed away on Friday, March 11, 2005 at The North York General Hospital in Toronto. Predeceased by husband Norman BUDD. She will be forever loved and remembered by daughters: Mary, Barbara and Nadine and grand_sons Zachary and Thomas BUDD who brought her such joy. Her love, wit and tremendous sense of fun will be missed too by her sister Geraldine McALLISTER, her brother George ROE and her nieces and nephews: Dallas BUDD, Mary, Paul and Michael McALLISTER, Wayne, Mary-Anne and Vaughn SHAW, Kim NICHOLSON, Alison ROSSET and their partners and families. Madeline was in her 89th year of a life enriched by an extensive and rewarding teaching career. She cherished the life-long Friendships forged with students and her fellow teachers, first at Hodgson Public School in Toronto, then later in St. Catharines, Ontario at W.J. Robertson and Scottlea Public Schools. Her tremendous love of books, theatre, music, ballet and opera shaped the lives of her daughters, and she delighted in sharing that love of the arts with her Friends in Toronto and St. Catharines who were an integral part of her life - and often her travel companions. She will be remembered for her volunteer work with St. Stephen's Mission, and The Canadian Cancer Society. "Aunt Bob" has left her indelible footprints on the sands of our Muskoka beach. Thank you to the staff of Thompson House for the care of our mother. The family will receive Friends at the Hulse and English Funeral Home and Chapel, St. Catharines, 905-684-6346 on Thursday, March 17th, 2005 from 1-2 p.m. Funeral Service to follow in the Chapel at 2 p.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. A Memorial Service will be held in Toronto at a later date.

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McALLISTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-16 published
MacALLISTER, Leonora " Noddy" (GEORGE)
After a lengthy battle with cancer, on May 13, 2005, at the Groves Memorial Hospital in Fergus, in her 78th year. Ellie will be greatly missed by her husband Charles of Belwood and her daughter Lynn HOWE (Robert) of Eagle Bay, British Columbia. Memories of Ellie will be shared by hers sisters Deanie LEONE, Helen KOLEBABA (Michael,) Rosie LEIGHTON, Frances HOBBS (William,) and Diana BONTER, and her brother Dominic and his wife Linda. Ellie will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel, 280 St. David St. South in Fegus on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 from 11: 00 a.m. to 1: 00 p.m., followed by a Memorial Service to be held in the funeral home Chapel at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Groves Memorial Community Hospital, cards available at the Funeral Home (519) 843-3100. www.grahamgiddyfh.com

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McALLISTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-13 published
MacALLISTER, John Edward Murray
Peacefully, in his 80th year and after a brief illness on Saturday, June 11, 2005 at the Ian Anderson House in Oakville. John will be dearly missed by his loving wife Shirley. John was predeceased by his son Timothy. John will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by Susan and Geoffrey MORAWETZ, Melanie and Pascal FORTIER, and Annette and Kenneth PIPHER. John was the loving grandfather of Jack, Erin, and Colleen MORAWETZ and Brett, Ryan, and Kenny PIPHER. John is survived by his sisters Helen and her husband Rolf DOEHLER and Irenë and her husband Dr. Howard PIERPONT. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews in Canada and the United States: Murray DOEHLER, John DOEHLER, Christa LIGHTBURN, David PIERPONT and Helen BURZUMATO. John served in the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War and then graduated from McGill University in Metallurgical Engineering. He successfully ran his own company in the converting industry. The funeral service will be held at Saint John's United Church, Oakville on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow. Private family interment at St. Jude's Cemetery, Oakville. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ian Anderson House, P.O. Box 61034, 511 Maple Grove Dr., Oakville., Ontario L6J 7P5 or Saint John's United Church, 262 Randall Street, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1P9 would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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McALLISTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-03 published
ELLWOOD, Marjorie Helen Lillian (née MacDOUGALL)
Passed away suddenly due to illness, with family by her side, on Tuesday, June 28, 2005, at the age of 79. Predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Rodney in 2000. Left behind to remember are her three children, Karen (James) BOND, Wayne (Liz) ELLWOOD, and Donna (Murray) McALLISTER. Grandmother to six: Lisa (Ralph,) Tamara, Tara, David (Kitty), Robin and Alice, as well as great-grandmother to Mackenzie, Andrew, Kiera and a little one due in August. Also survived by a large extended family including her four siblings, Irene (Max) LIGHT, Bud (Eleanor) MacDOUGALL, Ken (Mary) MacDOUGALL, and Marlene (Larry) BENNETT. Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Marjorie was a loving mother and devoted wife. Mom fought a courageous battle against an illness that took her away from us too soon but her family takes comfort in the idea that she is finally at peace with her beloved Rodney. Marjorie's life will be remembered on Monday, July 4, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 - 28th Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia. For her loved ones in Toronto, a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Momma, we love you and will miss you always. Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522

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McALLISTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-11 published
TREMBLAY, Kay (née McALLISTER)
Kay TREMBLAY passed away peacefully in her 91st year at her residence, Spruce Lodge, Stratford, Ontario on August 9, 2005. She had been in poor health for several months. Born into show business in Glasgow, Scotland, her father, William McALLISTER, playing Doodles, the Principal Clown with the Blackpool Circus. The illustrious career of this veteran actress took her throughout the United Kingdom, Europe and North America. Her first professional appearance was with the George Balanchine Ballet in London, England. She was touring in Europe with this company when World War 2 broke out, forcing an abrupt return to England. Kay came to Montreal after the war, with her husband Raoul TREMBLAY. She continued her acting career with the Montreal Repertory Theatre. She had two sons, Anthony and Michael. She was predeceased by her husband and Anthony, who died June 30, 1970. She has played theatres on both sides of the Atlantic, including the London Palladium, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the Meadow Brooke Theatre and the Stratford Festival in 1989 and 1990. She received a Guthrie Award for her many contributions to the Stratford Festival. In 2001, ill health prevented her from completing the season. At the Grand Theatre, of which she is a founding member, she performed in its inaugural season under the direction of Robin Phillips. Her numerous film and television credits include, Shadowdancing, opposite Christopher Plummer, Storm of the Century, Santa Who, Night Heat, Hot Shots, Inside Stories, Friday the 13th and Dog House. Her best-known roles are the beloved Great Aunt Eliza in Road to Avonlea and Cousin Jessie in Wind at My Back, for which she received a Gemini Award for Best Supporting Actress. Cremation has taken place. A public committal service will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. at God's Holy Acre, St. James Anglican Church, Stratford, Ontario. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Humane Society) through the Heinbuck Funeral Home, 156 Albert Street, Stratford (519-271-5062).

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McALLISTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-27 published
WEST, Julia (née CAMPBELL)
Passed away peacefully, at St. Joseph's Health Centre, on Thursday, August 25, 2005. Beloved mother of Doug CAMPBELL and his wife Monica, Denise WEST and Delynn WESAINT_Dear grandmother of Ted, Anne, Elizabeth and Pebbles the cat. Survived by her brother Ken CAMPBELL (Doreen) and sisters Kae McALLISTER, Annabelle McCORMICK and Eileen MORAN (Roy.) Private arrangements entrusted to the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, Toronto. For those who wish, donations in Julia's memory may be made to her favourite charity, the Hospital for Sick Children.

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McALLISTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-05 published
McDONALD, Eugene Leroy
At Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, on Saturday, September 3, 2005, Eugene Leroy McDONALD, Bolton, died after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Ever cheerful and positive until the end. Eugene is predeceased by his mother Kathleen, and is survived by Andre POTTIE, his loving partner of 26 years, his father Gene of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; brother Jay of Plymouth, Michigan; sister Sandra (William SULLIVAN) of St. Joseph, Michigan sister Mary Ellen (Steve McALLISTER) of Santa Cruz, California and many nieces and nephews. He will be lovingly remembered by his Friends of the Sun Spirit Association. Eugene was also a long-time student of his mentor, poet philosopher, musician Dr. Kenneth G. Mills. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) on Tuesday evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, September 7 at 2 o'clock. Followed by cremation. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or The Kenneth G. Mills Foundation, P.O. Box 790, Station F, Toronto M4Y 2N7. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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McALLISTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-22 published
McALLISTER, John "Jack" Richard (March 6, 1923-July 25, 2005)
Founder of Ryerson Theatre SchoolJohn (Jack) Richard McALLISTER born March 6, 1923 to Alexander and Mary Olive McALLISTER, both deceased, passed away on July 25, 2005 from complications due to Alzheimer's disease. Much gratitude to Dr. Sandra E. BLACK, her assistant Jennifer BRAY and staff at Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre's neurology department for their care and loving kindness. Jack was predeceased by his brother Donald McALLISTER, life friend Dr. C. Donald COOK, Friends Major Charles and Margaret BRUBACHER and dog Hero. Survived by sisters Ruth GORDON, BettyLou LAMON, sister-in-law Agnes (DEED) McALLISTER, many nieces, nephews and loving Friends. After graduating from Victoria College, University of Toronto, Jack was hired as the head of the English department at York Memorial Collegiate Institute. In 1963 he was engaged as the head of the English department of Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. During his initial years at Ryerson he conducted Ryerson music operettas. In 1971 he founded Ryerson Theatre School. A celebration of Jack's life will be held on Sunday, November 20, 2005. If you are interested in learning more of the celebration please e-mail soulstate@hotmail.com. In lieu of flowers, please make cheques payable to Ryerson University, indicate that the gift is for the Jack McAllister Memorial Award and mail to the attention of Louise YEARWOOD, Director of Development, Faculty of Communication and Design, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2K3 or call 416-979-5000 ext. 6524.

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McALLISTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-24 published
BRANNIGAN, Mary
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Mary, on Monday, November 21, 2005. Beloved wife of Robert McColl BRANNIGAN (predeceased,) loving mother of Yvonne, Andrea and her husband Ron DARICHUK and Elaine and her husband Allan BURNS. Cherished Nana of Ryan, Matthew, Jason and Megan. She is survived by her sister Agnes McALLISTER. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Visitation at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville on Friday, November 25, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Liturgy at 10: 30 a.m. Saturday, November 26th at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 181 Sewell Drive, Oakville. Interment St. Jude's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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McCALLISTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-05 published
HOLLINGER, Phyllis Elaine
Peacefully at Markham-Stouffville Hospital on Sunday December 4, 2005, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Leonard HOLLINGER (1994.) Mother of Lois ROSWELL (Wayne) and David (Dale,) Grandma of Tara, Matthew, Janie, Kym and Darren. Dear sister of Jean McCALLISTER and Nancy PALMER. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.), Markham on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service the chapel on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment Erskine Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations to the York Region Habitat for Humanity, 575 Penrose Street, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 5L5 or Markham Stouffville Hospital would be appreciated.

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