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CAHILL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-07-08 published
Former Toronto Star reporter dies
Journalist Jack CAHILL had storied career that spanned the globe
The Canadian Press, Page B12
Toronto - He grabbed a shark by the tail in Australia. He ate braised bull's penis in Beijing. He drank three-mice wine in Hong Kong with real dead mice at the bottom of the bottle.
And he found bliss in those summers spent sailing the Great Lakes, sipping a rum and Coke, putting the world to rights with his buddies.
Former Toronto Star reporter Jack CAHILL, who died at age 79 Wednesday in Toronto after a lengthy illness, believed the best way to get a story was, in his own words, "to see it, feel it, touch it."
He had to be there, watching history unfold, regardless of the danger.
"He was one of the last old-time journalists and the world was his beat," said Michael PIERI, a foreign editor at the Star in the 1970s. "He represents an era that saw some of the best foreign correspondents."
CAHILL won a National Newspaper Award for his account of escaping Vietnam after the fall of Saigon in 1975.
He got onto one of the last evacuation helicopters out of Saigon, which deposited him safely onto an American battleship. But CAHILL and a group of Vietnamese refugees were kicked off the ship in the middle of the night because, as the captain told them, they weren't Americans.
He spent six days as one of 8,000 passengers on a refugee ship in the South China Sea. With only three small paper cups of water a day, he endured incredible heat and used now-worthless Vietnamese currency as toilet paper.
He recalled the adventure in an article he wrote for the Star to mark his retirement in 1991. His tactile reporting style is everywhere in his writing, grabbing readers through their senses: "The holds smelled of urine and sweat... It was so hot down there you could see the air. Hot, stinking air is yellow or purple."
CAHILL's family, living in Hong Kong at the time, had no news of him for a week after he disappeared from Saigon. His eldest son, Anthony, remembers when the family first found out CAHILL was alive and well.
"The irony was he'd gone from living on that ship, living on nothing for six days, then we got a call (from him) from the pool of the Canadian ambassador's residence in Manila. Having a Scotch, I think."
Anthony says that was typical of his father's career - the James Bond-like ease with which CAHILL could switch from wearing a flak jacket on a battle-field to a tuxedo.
CAHILL was born in Brisbane, Australia, in 1926. He finished high school
just in time to enlist in the Royal Australian Air Force at the end of Second
World War, too late to see any action.
"He ended up playing football for the
Royal Australian Air Force," says Marie, CAHILL's wife of 48
years.
When CAHILL moved to Canada he worked for the Vancouver Sun as its Ottawa bureau chief until 1965. Later that year, he started at the Star as a reporter. He was appointed national editor in 1969, did a brief stint as Ottawa bureau chief in 1970, and worked as the Star's Asian bureau chief from 1973 to 1978.
In addition to newspaper writing, CAHILL published five books and a collection of his adventures as a foreign correspondent called If You Don't Like the War, Switch the Damn Thing Off!
Jack CAHILL is survived by Marie and their four children, Anthony, Sally, Kerry and Patrick.

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CAHILL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-03 published
McMURRAY, Alice Marion (née HAWKINS)
Passed away peacefully at Chateau Gardens, London, on Thursday, September 1st, 2005, Alice Marion McMURRAY (HAWKINS) in her 86th year. Predeceased by her husband Ford McMURRAY (1964.) Dear mother of Helen and Brad (Wendy) of London. Grandmother of Joel and Kate. Dear sister of Thomas HAWKINS (Marie) of London and Elizabeth CAHILL of Vancouver. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Reverend Walter and Sarah HAWKINS and her sisters, Margaret DUNHAM, Isabel MASTERSON, Audrey McLEAN and Rae MARSHMAN. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London for visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Monday, September 5, 2005 at 11 a.m. Family interment at Zion Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Community Living London or charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. A special thank you to the staff at Chateau Gardens, London, for all their care and kindness over the years. Memorial Funeral Home in care of arrangements 452-3770.

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CAHILL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-01 published
CAHILL, Joan Frances
On Monday May 30, 2005 passed away in her 85th year. She was a long time employee of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and worked there until she was 70. She lived for her vacations in Ireland and visits with her nieces and nephews there and in the United States. She will be missed by her daughter and son-in-law Patti and Colin HAMILTON, her grandchildren Graeme, Alasdair and Kate, her sisters Eileen KEENAHAN of Galway, Ireland, and Margaret O'SULLIVAN of London, England, and her brother Dan O'SULLIVAN Virginia, U.S.A. She was predeceased by her husband Thomas, daughter Angela and son Kevin. She will be buried in Kenmare, Ireland, the place she held so dear to her heart. A private family service will be held. Remembrances of Joan may be made to the St. Joseph Health Centre, Toronto or Copernicus Lodge, Toronto. Her family wishes her eternal peace.

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CAHILL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-08 published
CAHILL, John Denis " Jack"
Journalist/Author. Peacefully at Credit Valley Hospital on July 6, 2005 in his 80th year. He will be greatly missed by his beloved wife of 49 years Marie and their children Tony (Sabine), Sally (David), Kerry (Julie) and Patrick. Proud grandfather of Patrick, Megan and Jake. Will be greatly missed by sister Margaret (George) of England, cousins Denis (Barbara) and Ann, niece Jane (Tim), nephew Peter (Sally) of Australia and all relatives overseas. Trained as a journalist in Australia, Jack and Marie came to Canada in 1956. Jack began his career in Canada with the Vancouver Sun and joined the Toronto Star in 1965 where he covered politics and international affairs as a foreign correspondent. He retired in 1989. Jack was also the author of five books. His life was a balance of family and adventure and he will be missed by all who knew him. Cremation followed by a private family service. A reception and celebration of Jack's life will be held at Assumption Cemetery, 6933 Tomken Road, in Mississauga, on Monday, July 11, 2005 from 2-4. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund.

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CAHILL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-03 published
Gus CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER, Sergeant-At-Arms (1935-2005)
The House of Commons' longest-serving sergeant-at-arms presented the image of a man one would not wisely cross. He ran Parliament Hill as a 'private fiefdom'
By Tom HAWTHORN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Saturday, September 3, 2005, Page S7
Gus CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER paraded daily into the House of Commons with a military bearing befitting a retired major-general. As sergeant-at-arms, Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER handled responsibilities ranging from security to the allotment of parking slots. His duties that gave him much control over the day-to-day lives of members of Parliament, a power exercised out of public sight.
More conspicuous was Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER's role in leading the parades that open and close a day's sitting. In preceding the Speaker on entering and leaving the House, the sergeant-at-arms carries the ceremonial mace, a symbol of authority.
Dressed in a black court coat and a tricorne hat, the mace gripped by his right hand as it rested on his right shoulder, a ceremonial sword carried at his left hip, with service ribbons on his breast adding a dash of colour, Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER presented the image of a man one would not wisely cross. For all that, his long tenure as sergeant-at-arms coincided with a breakdown in traditional parliamentary behaviour. On two occasions, members grabbed the mace, a shocking breach of decorum considered a gross contempt of Parliament.
Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER was the longest-serving sergeant-at-arms since Confederation. His 27-year tenure surpassed that of the other seven men to have held the position.
A long climb through the ranks of the armed forces prepared him well for doing battle with civilians, as Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER proved a wily adversary in bureaucratic squabbles.
Born in Drummondville, Quebec, Maurice Gaston CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER was educated at Mount Allison University at Sackville, New Brunswick, and, later, at the University of Liege in Belgium. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1952 while still a teenager, and married Joan CAHILL of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, before he was 20.
Serving as a navigator with Maritime Air Command, Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER became an air instructor at the Air Navigation School at Winnipeg in 1960. He was appointed resident staff officer at Laval University at Quebec City two years later.
Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER relocated to Europe in 1964, serving as protocol chief for the armed forces. He was also appointed executive assistant to the commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force air division. After graduating from the Canadian Forces staff college in 1969, Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER was named bilingual policy adviser to the personnel chief. He was promoted to the rank of major-general in 1975.
He became executive assistant to Liberal defence minister Donald MacDONALD in 1970, remaining in the post under Edgar BENSON, C.M. (Bud) DRURY, James RICHARDSON and Barnett (Barney) DANSON.
The retired general was appointed sergeant-at-arms on April 27, 1978, by Pierre TRUDEAU, the first of seven prime ministers for whose security on Parliament Hill he was responsible. Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER succeeded David CURRIE, a decorated war hero awarded the Victoria Cross who had been sergeant-at-arms for 18 years.
As the official Commons guard, the sergeant-at-arms places the mace on a table before the Speaker. He then sits patiently throughout proceedings adjacent to the entrance to the House. The role of sergeant-at-arms carries with it a centuries-old responsibility for security, hence the mace and sword.
Yet, one of Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER's first public statements regarded the diminished size of the Christmas tree installed in the lobby of the House. Several controversies generated headlines in his first years. A stern report from the auditor-general was highly critical of Parliament's administration, noting an annual $3.5-million deficit from restaurants and cafeterias.
Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER was soon embroiled in a public squabble over spending with Speaker Jeanne SAUVÉ. Without her knowledge, he had ordered $10,000 of riot gear, including vests, helmets, handcuffs and 12-gauge shotguns. He had also neglected to inform her of the creation of a new restaurant to address overcrowding in Parliament's main dining room. Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER opened an elegant, 70-seat restaurant for senior bureaucrats in the South Block in 1980. The first-class restaurant served $2.75 gourmet meals, a bargain for top mandarins as each meal served cost $12 in subsidies.
The Speaker called the restaurant scandalous, ordered it closed (after having allowed it at first to remain open), and issued a public rebuke of the sergeant-at-arms' spending habits.
An attempt soon after to end wasteful spending left Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER with egg on his face. A special Commons-Senate committee decided laying off 30 cafeteria workers would save money. But members of Parliament and bureaucrats proved sadly incapable of tidying up after themselves, and the federal health department sent a letter of reprimand to the sergeant-at-arms insisting the unhygienic practice not continue.
Over the years, Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER has also had to sweep offices for bugging devices, and ordered walls rebuilt to prevent eavesdropping among rival caucuses and research staffs.
Two incidents in 2002 raised questions about security in the wake of the previous year's attacks on New York and Washington. A protester crashed the official unveiling of former prime minister Brian Mulroney's portrait. Two weeks later, a man left a grenade at the front desk of the Langevin Block, across the street from Parliament Hill and outside of the sergeant-at-arms' jurisdiction.
At the adjournment of the House on October 30, 1991, Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER shouldered the mace when rushed by an member of Parliament. Angered by a ruling by the deputy speaker, New Democrat Ian WADDELL tried to grab the mace from the sergeant-at-arms.
An apologetic Mr. WADDELL was called to stand at the bar of the House the next afternoon, where he was reprimanded for a breach of privilege and gross contempt of the House.
In 2002, member of Parliament Keith MARTIN, then with the Canadian Alliance, touched the mace in protest the loss off his private member's bill on marijuana decriminalization. He was censured by the House.
In 2002, all five parties in the House paid tribute to Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER for his 50 years of public service. (By coincidence, the honour came 11 years to the day after the WADDELL incident.) The unanimity among the speakers led Progressive Conservative leader Joe CLARK to quip: "Mr. Speaker, it is a good thing there are only five parties in the House or these tributes could cause an outbreak of order."
Earlier that month, Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER co-ordinated the royal visit to Canada as the Canadian Secretary to the Queen. He became the longest-serving sergeant-at-arms since Confederation last year, surpassing the 26-year tenure of Henry Robert SMITH (1892-1917.)
Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER took his responsibilities most seriously. In December, 1995, a Liberal member of Parliament in a Santa Claus costume and accompanied by an elf arrived on the floor of the House to spread bonhomie. Hansard reporters captured the interruption in typically understated fashion, inserting a note in the account of daily proceedings. It read: "Editor's note: Whereupon a visitor in red entered the Chamber."
The sergeant-at-arms, perhaps not fully appreciating the spirit of the season, gave the bum's rush to Santa, ushering Stan DROMISKY off the floor.
Gus CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER was born on June 6, 1935, at Drummondville, Quebec He died of colon cancer on Tuesday at the Elizabeth Bruyere Health Centre at Ottawa. He was 70. He is survived by his partner, Mary-Lynn GALLANT. He also leaves son Michael, and daughter, Nancy, as well as their mother, Joan, from whom he was separated.

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CAHILL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-01 published
CAHILL, Joan Frances
On Monday, May 30, 2005 passed away in her 85th year. She was a long time employee of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and worked there until she was 70. She lived for her vacations in Ireland and visits with her nieces and nephews there and in the United States. She will be missed by her daughter and son-in-law Patti and Colin HAMILTON, her grandchildren Graeme, Alasdair and Kate, her sisters Eileen KEENAHAN of Galway, Ireland, and Margaret O'SULLIVAN of London, England, and her brother Dan O'SULLIVAN of Virginia, U.S.A. She was predeceased by her husband Thomas, daughter Angela and son Kevin. She will be buried in Kenmare, Ireland, the place she held so dear to her heart. A private family service will be held. Remembrances of Joan may be made to St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto or Copernicus Lodge, Toronto. Her family wishes her eternal peace. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 416-767-3153.

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CAHILL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-09 published
CAHILL, Anna Francis
Suddenly in her home on June 7, 2005, in her 88th year. Anna, loving wife of the late Bill CAHILL. Beloved mother of Maryann (Ray), Patricia (Perry) and Donna (Bob). Cherished Grandma of Debbie, Lori, Jamie, Jody, Matthew and Cameron. 'The Great One' of Adam, Jessica, Sarah, Samantha, Rachel and Ethan. Anna will be dearly missed by her many relatives and Friends. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass Friday morning at 10 a.m. in Precious Blood Church (Lawrence east of Victoria Park). Interment Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lung Association.

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CAHILL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-20 published
DUNLOP, Mary Elizabeth
Peacefully on Monday, July 18, 2005. Most beloved wife of Jack Henry DUNLOP for over 60 years. Loving mother of Jane Coppola and her husband Frank and Bob DUNLOP. Most dearly loved grandmother of Andrew COPPOLA, Mark COPPOLA and Allison DUNLOP. Predeceased by her dear sisters Anna CAHILL, Kay O'LEARY, Helen GAVIN and her dear brother Winston BAIL. Mary will also be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews and Friends. Visitation will be held at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne St. (south of Wellesley), on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Parking adjacent to the funeral home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at St. Bonaventure's Catholic Church, 1300 Leslie Street, at 10: 30 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

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CAHILL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-27 published
ROUBLE, Ronald John (January 24, 1948-December 22, 2005)
It is with deepest sadness, I announce the passing of my soulmate and best friend. At York Central Hospital in Richmond Hill, leaving behind to grieve wife Colleen; son Jeff, daughter Catey (Mark) ROBINSON and grandchildren Morgan, Cassandra; sister Audrey (Donn) CAHILL, brothers Vincent (Ann) Gerry; many in-laws, relatives and Friends. Visitation at the Goulet Funeral Home, 310 Argyle St. S., Renfrew, Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and after 9: 15 a.m Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Wednesday, December 28th at 10: 30 a.m. Spring interment St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Donations: Canadian Diabetes Association. Online condolences/donations: www.gouletfuneralhome.com

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CAHOON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-07-29 published
CAHOON, James Francis " Frank"
Suddenly, at Grey Bruce Health Services, Meaford, on Thursday, July 28th, 2005. James Francis (Frank) CAHOON of R.R.#1 Annan, in his 77th year. Dearly loved brother of Louis CAHOON, and his wife Anne, of Annan, and Hilda SWAILES, and her husband Dave, of Owen Sound. Frank will be missed by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Mary CAHOON and his infant sister, Doreen CAHOON. Family and Friends are invited to call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 14th Street West, Owen Sound (376-7492) on Monday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral mass for Frank CAHOON will be celebrated at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Owen Sound, on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with Father Stephen LACROIX officiating. Visitation in the Parish Hall one hour prior to service. Interment in St. Michael's Cemetery, Irish Block. A vigil service will be held at the funeral home on Monday evening at 8: 30 p.m. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, or the Canadian Diabetes Association as an expression of your sympathy.
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CAHOON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-10-24 published
CHARLTON, Mary Elizabeth (née SMITH)
(Proud member of the Owen Sound Commerettes)
Peacefully with her family at her side at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Sunday, October 23, 2005. Mary CHARLTON (née SMITH) of Owen Sound in her 57th year. Beloved wife of Herb. Dear mother of Cliff and his wife Kelly of London, Tanya and her husband Wayne BURBEE of Kilsyth, Wendy and her husband Todd PANTREY of Markdale, Beverley and her husband Shawn EDMONSTONE of Owen Sound and Andrew and his wife Sherry of Sauble Beach. Loving grandmother of David, Serenity, Chance, Michael, Zackerey, Mackenzee, Caitie, Brody, Kylee, Darren and Tennessa. Also survived a brother George SMITH and his wife Eleanor of Lincoln Park, two sisters Donna and her husband Allan McCULLOUGH of Owen Sound and Ruth and her husband Jerry CAHOON of Shallow Lake, brothers in law and sisters in law and many nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends. Predeceased by a sister Elaine SMITH and a brother Bob "Smitty" SMITH. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home 376-3710 for visiting on Tuesday from 12 noon until service time. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at 2 o'clock with Reverend Doctor Adrian NINABER officiating. Interment, Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Mary Charlton Fund for Oncology at the G.B.R.H.C. Foundation would be appreciated. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.tannahill.com
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CAHOON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-21 published
CAHOON, C. Harold
Peacefully at Exeter Villa, Monday, December 19, 2005, C. Harold CAHOON, formerly of Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend and Montreal, age 90. Beloved husband of the late Margaret A. (MORRISON) CAHOON (1988.) Loved father of Margaret "Peggy" McBAIN of London. Predeceased by his brother Allen E. CAHOON (1996.) At Harold's request there will be neither visitation nor funeral service. Cremation, followed by interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. If desired, memorial donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. Harold was employed with Air Canada as an Electronics Specialist for many years, retiring to Grand Bend in 1977. T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, entrusted with arrangements. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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CAHOON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-14 published
KUSZMANIUK, Catherine Anne (née LAIRD)
On Thursday, Catherine Anne Kuszmaniuk, of St. Albert, passed away peacefully at home June, 9, 2005 at the age of 74 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Harvey, of forty-two years; her children: John (Valerie) and Catherine (Mike) CAHOON grandchildren: Natasha, Mitchell, Mercedes, and John; sister Jane NAUGLER; nephew Sandy NAUGLER; and by many other relatives and Friends. She was predeceased by her parents Alfred McMaster LAIRD and Mercedes Anita LAIRD. A Celebration of Catherine's Life will be held at St. Albert Funeral Home on Friday, June 17, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. with Denise WENZEL officiating. Friends who so wish may make memorial donations directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Provincial Office, 1400, 10405 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 3N4.

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