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FACCA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-03 published
FACCA, Armando
(Born in Azzano Decimo, PN, Italy on September 2, 1920) Peacefully at the York Central Hospital on June 1st, 2005. Loving husband to Rosina. Cherished father to Tina and her husband Michael VIEL, and Edy and his wife Carmen. Devoted Nonno to Lisa, Stephen, Christine, and Mark. Armando will be sadly missed by all his family and Friends. Family and Friends will be received at the Demarco Funeral Visitation Centre (8003 Weston Road, between Hwy. 7 and Langstaff Rd., 905-850-9500) on Friday, June 3, 2005 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. David's Roman Catholic Church (2601 Major Mackenzie Dr.) on Saturday, June 4, 2005 at 9: 30 a.m. Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery (7241 Jane St.). If desired, donations may be made to the York Central Hospital Foundation. The family would like to express a special thank you to all the staff of York Central Hospital for their care and compassion.

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FACCHIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-15 published
FACCHIN, Giovanni Anthony
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital on Monday, March 14, 2005 Giovanni Anthony, beloved husband of Elena FACCHIN, in his 77th year. Dear father of Edda BISCARO and her husband Louis. Beloved grandfather of John-Paul and Justin. Dear brother of Norina (Tita) BOZ of Italy. Predeceased by his brother Egidio. Brother-in-law of Domenic, Peter and Andrea BORTOLUSSI. Also survived by his nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Saint Martin of Tours Church, 46 Cathcart Street, on Thursday at 12 noon. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Donations to the London Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated.

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FACCHIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-04 published
FACCHIN, Silvano
At London Health Sciences Centre -University Hospital on Thursday, June 2, 2005 Silvano FACCHIN beloved husband of Marina FACCHIN. Loving father of Tamara, Rina and Mauro FACCHIN. Dear brother-in-law of Albina FACCHIN of London, Pierina DE VECCHI, Aurelia AUDREUZZI and Domenico DEL BIANCO all of Italy. Predeceased by his parents Rina and Tomasso FACCHIN, his brother Germano FACCHIN and by his sister-in-law Catina DEL- PIN. Silvano will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends in Canada and Italy. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Sunday evening from 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at St. Joseph's Church, 89 Charles Street on Monday morning at 11 o'clock. Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to the London Regional Cancer Centre or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. "Mandi Papa"

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FACCHINATO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-29 published
FACCHINATO, Rinaldo " Ron" Vittorio
At Alexandra Marine and General Hospital on Saturday November 26, 2005, Rinaldo (Ron) Vittorio FACCHINATO of Goderich in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Klara FACCHINATO. Dear father of Alan (Debbie) FACCHINATO of R.R.#2, Clinton, Richard (Rachelle) FACCHINATO of Benmiller, Linda FACCHINATO of Toronto and Gina (Mark) BURBINE of Saltford. Grandfather of Marcel, Rylan, Erika Brooklyn, Dominic and Bryce. Also survived by brother Renzo of Windsor, sisters Rina and Annamaria, both of Italy, and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by son Steven (1962) and daughter Monique (1981). Visitation will be held at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd. at East St. Goderich on Friday from 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday, December 3, 2005 at 1 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation gratefully acknowledged.

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FACCHINI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-25 published
DE FRANCESCO, Michael Joseph
(Born October 6, 1978) Sault College Graduate From Aviation Technology, Past Flight Instructor With Island Air And Past Co-Pilot With Adler Aviation
Died tragically on Sunday, October 23, 2005 at age 27 years. Michael will be missed by his loving parents Fred and Angie, his sister Mary-Ellen and her husband Joseph FACCHINI, his grandparents Maria DE FRANCESCO, and Joseph and Filomena TROIANO and by everyone who knew him. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter 'Peel' Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, October 28, 2005 at 10 a.m. from St. Michael's Cathedral, 65 Bond Street (at Shuter) Toronto. Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Trillium Health Centre Foundation - Mental Health Care Unit. We'll miss you son.

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FACCHINI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-27 published
DE FRANCESCO, Michael Joseph
Born October 6, 1978 (Sault College Graduate from Aviation Technology, past Flight Instructor with Island Air and past Co-Pilot with Adler Aviation) Died tragically on Sunday, October 23, 2005 at age 27 years. Michael will be missed by his loving parents Fred and Angie, his sister Mary-Ellen and her husband Joseph FACCHINI, his grandparents Maria DE FRANCESCO (the late Mike,) and Joseph and Filomena TROIANO and by everyone who knew him. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, October 28, 2005 at 10 a.m. from St. Michael's Cathedral, 65 Bond Street (at Shuter) Toronto. Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Trillium Health Centre Foundation - Mental Health Care Unit. We'll miss you son

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FACCIOLO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-26 published
FACCIOLO, Anna
Died peacefully at her home on Friday, November 18, 2005, in her 83rd year. Loving wife of Ferdinando FACCIOLO. Beloved mother of Tony and his wife Vikki, Mary and her husband Dominic, and Joe and his wife Toni. Dear grandmother of Fernando, Anna, Filomena, Vince, Fernando, Rosanna, Melissa, Amanda, and Ashley. Anna was born in Stefanaconi, Italy on September 1st, 1922. Resting at the Blessed Virgin Mausoleum, Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill.

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FACELLA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-20 published
SMITH, Carmen (née FACELLA)
Peacefully passed away on Monday, September 19, 2005 at Sunrise of Richmond Hill, in her 94th year. Carmen, devoted wife for 66 years to John SMITH. Loving mom of Joan and her husband Ian MOONEY, Ian and his wife Janice, and Bruce and his wife Tanya. Cherished nanny of Jennifer, Gregory and his wife Joanne, Jim, Michael, Shannon, and Kimberly and "greatnanny" of Cody, Alex, and Andrew. Dear great aunt of Janet and her son Philip. A very special lady who will be greatly missed by all of her family and Friends. A memorial service to be held at a later time and date. Condolences may be made at www.rskane.ca.

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FACEY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-01-25 published
BERNIER, Gladys Patricia (HIRSCHFELD)
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound, on Sunday, January 23rd, 2005. Gladys (HIRSCHFELD) BERNIER, of Tobermory, in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of Roland BERNIER. Dear mother of Roland and his wife, Sandy, of Whitby, Belinda BRADLEY and her husband, Wayne, of Oshawa, Kathy BERNIER of Newcastle, Judy FACEY and her husband, Nick, of Oshawa and Anna LOVEMAN and her husband, John, of Port Hope. Cherished grandmother of thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also survived by two brothers and eight sisters. Predeceased by one son, Gary and one brother. The family will receive Friends at the George Funeral Home, 430 Mary Street, Wiarton, on Wednesday, from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, January 27th at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Steve LACROIX officiating. Cremation to follow. Spring Interment of cremated remains at Dunk's Bay Cemetery, Tobermory. Donations to the Tobermory Clinic or the Lion's head Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com
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FACEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-08 published
GRAHAM, Donald Nixon "D.N."
It is with great sadness that his family announces Don GRAHAM, in his 87th year, peacefully entered into his eternal rest on Thursday January 6th, 2005 at the Brantford General Hospital. Don was the beloved husband of Ruth (née FACEY) for 57 years and loving father of Linda McGUFFIN (David,) Windsor, Barbara WOOD (Philip), Dundas, Jean FARHOOD (Wayne), Waterloo, Eleanor GRAHAM (Henry VOGELSANG), London, Peter (Veryan), England, Stanley (Tracy), Delhi, and John (Luraine), Ottawa. He was always interested in the lives of his 16 grandchildren, Scott (Tracy), Aimee and Sarah McGUFFIN, Eric (Melissa) and Andrew WOOD, David (Cheryl) and Stephen FARHOOD, Jonathan, Tatiana, David and Imogen GRAHAM, Nicole, Lesley and Duncan GRAHAM, Ian and Katherine GRAHAM. He had one great-grandchild Ethan FARHOOD. Don has two surviving sisters, Dorothy ABRAHAM (Bill) of Petrolia and Isobel HUGHES of Ilderton. He was predeceased by his parents Peter L. and Grace, his brothers George and Stanley and sisters Gladys WELCH and Marjorie PETRIE. He will also be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and Friends.
Don was the Agricultural Representative in Brant County from 1950 - 1983 and since retirement remained very active in the community, in the Rotary Club, the Probus Club and as a faithful member of Heritage United Church (formerly Colborne Street, Brantford United Church). Friends will be received at the Beckett-Glaves Family Funeral Centre, 88 Brant Ave., Brantford on Saturday January 8th, and Sunday January 9th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at Beckett-Glaves on Monday January 10th at 1: 00 p.m. Reverend Randall MacKENZIE Officiating. Cremation. If wished, donations to the Heritage United Church, 360 Colborne St. or Canadian Foodgrains Bank, P.O. Box 767, 400-280 Smith Street, Winnipeg Manitoba, R3C 2L4 would be appreciated. A tree will be planted for Don in the Beckett-Glaves Memorial Forest.

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FACEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-15 published
SIMKINS, Edward " Ted" Arthur
Edward "Ted" Arthur of Saint Thomas and formerly of Kitchener on Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Carmel E. (LAFONTAINE) SIMKINS and dearly loved father of Dianne E. (SIMKINS) MARTIN and her husband Bruce of Saint Thomas. Dear brother of Josephine FACEY (Stanley) of R.R.#1 Saint Marys. Loved grandfather of Katherine (Shaun) SHIVERS, Susan (Rollie) CAMERON and John (Tracey) MARTIN and great-grandfather of Alyssa and Andrew MARTIN, Tyler and Grace CAMERON and Lindsey and Robert SHIVERS. Sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. Ted was born in Owen Sound on October 19, 1920, the son of the late Sydney and Grace (FITZGERALD) SIMKINS. He has lived in Saint Thomas the past 3 years and formerly of Kitchener. He was retired from the furniture industry. Ted was a member of Saint Anne's Church. He served 6 years in the military in Med. Field Regiment (Artillery). He was a member of the Canadian Legion Branch 6, Owen Sound and a member of the Kitchener Knights of Columbus Council 1505. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Friday morning and then to Saint Anne's Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels' Cemetery. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Thursday at 4: 00 p.m. Visitation Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation or charity of choice.

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FACEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-01 published
FACEY, Walter E.
Peacefully at the Wildwood Care Centre Saint Marys on Sunday July 31, 2005. Walter E. FACEY a life long resident of West Nissouri Twp. age 85 years. Beloved son of the late Denzil and Alice HALL) FACEY. Dear brother of Elva and Austin TIMMS of Bryanston. Dear uncle of Marlene and Doug TUCKER, John and Karen TIMMS, Shirley and Jeff BAKER and Linda and Jerry JONGENEELEN and their families. The late Walter FACEY will rest at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N. Saint Marys on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a private family service will be held on Wednesday August 3, 2005. Interment will follow in Saint Marys Cemetery. In his memory donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of one's own choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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FACEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-02 published
FACEY, Sheila Barbara
Peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Harry G. FACEY. Dear mother of Maralyn and Dennis LESKI, Patricia and David MIZZAU, Brian FACEY and Angela KANE and the late Cheryl FACEY. Loving grandmother of Claire, Raya, Evan and Jake. Dear sister of Elizabeth and her husband Arthur BROOKER and the late Robert DOWNIE. Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews and many dear Friends. Devoted member and treasurer of Islington United Church, United Church Women Her compassion for others, her ability to see the brighter side of life and her courage will long inspire those who have known her. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Avenues), from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral Service at Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Road on Friday, March 4, 2005 time to be confirmed. Interment Westminster Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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FACEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-02 published
FACEY, Sheila Barbara
Peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Harry G. FACEY. Dear mother of Maralyn and Dennis LESKI, Patricia and David MIZZAU, Brian FACEY and Angela KANE, and the late Cheryl FACEY. Loving grandma of Claire, Raya, Evan and Jake. Dear sister of Elizabeth and her husband Arthur BROOKER and the late Robert DOWNIE. Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews and many dear Friends. Devoted member and treasurer of Islington United Church, United Church Women Her compassion for others, her ability to see the brighter side of life, and her courage will long inspire those who have known her. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral Service at Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. on Friday, March 4, 2005, time to be confirmed. Interment Westminster Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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FACEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-03 published
FACEY, Sheila Barbara
Peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Harry G. FACEY. Dear mother of Maralyn and Dennis LESKI, Patricia and David MIZZAU, Brian FACEY and Angela KANE, and the late Cheryl FACEY. Loving grandma of Claire, Raya, Evan and Jake. Dear sister of Elizabeth and her husband Arthur BROOKER and the late Robert DOWNIE. Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews and many dear Friends. Devoted member and treasurer of Islington United Church, United Church Women Her compassion for others, her ability to see the brighter side of life, and her courage will long inspire those who have known her. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral Service at Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. on Friday, March 4, 2005, time to be confirmed. Interment Westminster Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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FACHINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-15 published
FERGUSON, Hector Raymond
On Monday, March 14, 2005 in his 94th year, beloved husband of Mabel Ann (née McDONALD) for 57½ years. son of the late Thomas J. FERGUSON and Lavina (née FACHINE.) Predeceased by his brother Clarence and wife Reta FERGUSON, their daughter Carol and grand_son Jason BERENDS, his sister-in-law Margaret McDonald HUNKING. Hector will be fondly remembered by Margaret's husband Elmer, by nieces and nephews, Ann (Ken) WEATHERALL, (John) BERENDS, Gordon (Anne) FERGUSON, Lorne (Susan) FERGUSON, Neil (Ann) HUNKING, Glen (Lois) HUNKING, Bruce (Donna) HUNKING and many great and great-great-nieces and nephews. Uncle Hector, as he was known to many, will be missed by his extended families - the Ron Allen family and the Phyllis Rumple family. Friends and family may call at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service to celebrate Hector's life will be held in the chapel on Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 2 p.m. Spring interment in Badjeros Cemetery. If desired, donations in his memory to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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FACHNIE o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-05-04 published
MARSHALL, John " Jack"
John "Jack" MARSHALL. Entered into rest in Centre Grey Hospital, Markdale on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 in his 61st year. Jack MARSHALL, beloved son of the late Gordon and Violet MARSHALL and dear brother of Muriel (Bob) MARSDEN of Brooks, Alberta, Dorothy DOLSON of Durham, Helen (Roger) MILLER of Innisfil, Marie FACHNIE (Kevin CURTIS) of Dundalk, Lynda MARSHALL (Mike HEINTZMAN) of Stayner and a brother-in-law John TRUDGEON of Dundalk. Predeceased by a brother Robert MARSHALL and a sister Ina TRUDGEON. Rested at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk where visitation took place on Saturday. Service was held in the chapel on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment in Dundalk Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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FACIANO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-10 published
FACIANO, Lillian " Lya"
Suddenly on Tuesday, August 9, 2005, at Humber River Regional Hospital, Church Site. Lya FACIANO, predeceased by her parents Antonino and Giuseppa FACIANO. Survived by her sisters Santina FACIANO, Rose COSENTINO and her husband Joseph, and brother Anthony FACIANO. Dear aunt to Linda and Michael COSENTINO, and loving great-aunt to Marc and Christopher. Friends will be received at the Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas St. West (one block east of Runnymede) Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, August 12, at 10 a.m., from All Saints Church, 1415 Royal York Rd. (at LaRose). Interment Mt. Peace Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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FACKENHEIM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-01 published
Richard OUTRAM, Poet 1930-2005
Writer who was a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation stagehand by day viewed the world in a grain of sand. A private and intensely emotional man, his devotion to his art was nourished by a lifelong love of his wife, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Tuesday, February 1, 2005 - Page S7
On the coldest night of the winter, poet, stagehand and widower Richard OUTRAM, having consumed a quantity of pills and drink, sat on the enclosed side porch of his house in Port Hope, Ontario, and, in a grand Blakean gesture, contemplated the universe and quietly allowed himself to die.
Everything that made his life joyful emanated from his love for his wife and collaborator, the artist Barbara HOWARD. She died in 2002 during an operation to fix a broken hip. "Devotion is not too strong a word," said writer Barry CALLAGHAN. " The two of them fed each other beautifully and with enormous intensity. They were the closing of the couplet. So, what are you going to do with a one-line couplet? He really was his work and his love for her."
Mr. OUTRAM was not the only poet to have a day job that required entirely different skills from his literary vocation. The poet Raymond SOUSTER, for example, spent his working life at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. It was Mr. OUTRAM's conscious decision to spend his days at physical labour so his mind would be free in the evenings to devote to his poetry. But unlike other working poets, such as Mr. SOUSTER, Mr. OUTRAM won very little popular or critical acclaim.
Although he published steadily for more than 40 years, he won only one major prize -- the City of Toronto Book Award in 1999 for his volume Benedict Abroad. There is only one book-length critical study of his work, Peter Sanger's "Her kindled shadow..." An Introduction to the Work of Richard OUTRAM, which was published in limited numbers by The Antigonish Review in 2001.
Instead of a popular audience, he had a series of passionate champions, such as Mr. Sanger, a retired academic. "Richard has both a physical and a metaphysical orientation that isn't compromised at either level," explained Mr. Sanger. "When Richard writes well there is absolutely no distinction between those two levels." Although Mr. Sanger agrees some poems are better than others, he says what makes Mr. OUTRAM's work stand out is its "magnificence coherence." Every poem is ultimately linked to the rest of his body of work.
Richard Daley OUTRAM was born in Oshawa, Ontario, the son of Mary Muriel DALEY, a teacher, and Alfred Allan OUTRAM, an engineer who served in the artillery in The First World War and was wounded at Ypres in Belgium. His mother's father was a Methodist minister who was deeply involved in the negotiations to form the United Church of Canada in 1925. His paternal grandfather ran the hardware store in Port Hope, the town east of Oshawa where Mr. OUTRAM and his wife moved in 2000.
Shortly after young Richard's birth, his parents moved to the Leaside area of Toronto. As a teenager, Mr. OUTRAM was already interested in music and botany, two areas that remained central to his poetry for the rest of his life. Graduating from Leaside Secondary School in 1949, he went that autumn to Victorian College at the University of Toronto to begin an honours degree in English and Philosophy. There he encountered two professors, philosopher Emil FACKENHEIM and literary critic Northrop FRYE, both of whom had a huge impact on the way he thought about the world. He also enlisted as an officer cadet in the reserve system of the Royal Canadian Navy, spending the summers of 1950 and 1951 aboard frigates in the Bay of Fundy and at H. M. C. S. Stadacona in Halifax.
After he graduated from the University of Toronto in 1953, he worked for a year at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto as a stagehand and then moved to England where he found a job in the same capacity for the British Broadcasting Corporation. It was in London that he first began to write poetry and where, in 1954, he met visual artist Barbara HOWARD. From that meeting their lives were entwined until her death in 2002.
"You can't speak of them apart," said Louise DENNYS, executive vice-president of Random House Canada. "They were so completely connected and so beloved of each other, and that is what proved in the end to be impossible for him to live without."
Four years older than Mr. OUTRAM, Ms. HOWARD was born in Toronto in 1926, began drawing as a child, graduated with honours and a silver medal from the Ontario College of Art in 1951 and then taught school to earn enough money to continue her studies in the major art centres of Europe.
They returned to Canada in 1956 and Mr. OUTRAM went back to working as a stage hand and then crew leader at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, a job he would hold until he retired at 60 in June, 1990. The late typographical designer Allan FLEMING/FLEMMING (of the Canadian National logo among other work) was the best man at their wedding in April, 1957, and also the designer and publisher of Mr. OUTRAM's first collection, Eight Poems, a chapbook with a print run of 190 copies that appeared in 1959 under the Tortoise Press imprint.
The next year, Mr. OUTRAM and Ms. HOWARD founded The Gauntlet Press, producing an elegant series of hand-printed volumes of Mr. OUTRAM's poetry over the years decorated with Ms. HOWARD's beautifully coloured wood engravings.
Early in their marriage, the OUTRAMs had a daughter who lived for only a day. His grief is encased in several poems including Sarah, which appeared in his first major collection, Exsultate, Jubilate (1966,) an elegant volume designed by Mr. FLEMING/FLEMMING and published by Macmillan Co. of Canada.
Toronto writer Barry CALLAGHAN, who was one of the hosts on Weekend, a local Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television show, met Mr. OUTRAM on the set in the late 1960s. "I became aware of this intense man standing beside the camera, dressed like a guy working on the floor but staring at me like a hawk," Mr. CALLAGHAN said in a telephone conversation. After the two men struck up a conversation, "I discovered this very isolated and intensely intellectual man who was interested in poetry and ideas."
In the middle 1970s, Mr. OUTRAM took the manuscript for Turns and Other Poems to the now defunct Clarke Irwin publishing house. Two young editors, Susan KEENE and Louise DENNYS pushed the collection, but Clarke Irwin was already in its demise and was doing very little original publishing.
"He had a shining, sharp, sense of the natural world and he was able to give it a sense of form, a sense of greatness larger than and one moment," said Ms. DENNYS. "He saw the world in a grain of sand and he did that in a way that was very beautiful and very particular to his work and to him."
Ms. DENNYS wanted to find a way to publish the book and Mr. OUTRAM suggested she meet his friend bookseller Hugh ANSON- CARTWRIGHT. Bookseller and poet had met years before, the way such people usually do, over a volume of Mr. OUTRAM's poetry that Mr. ANSON- CARTWRIGHT was trying to sell in his bookstore. Then it turned out that they were neighbours and a lifelong Friendship ensured.
The Christmas of 1974, Ms. DENNYS took the manuscript on a visit home to her parents in England and cold-visited the Hogarth Press, a division of Chatto and Windus. She met poetry editor D. J. Enright, who eventually offered to publish Mr. OUTRAM's poems. She came back to Canada and was able to tell Mr. ANSON- CARTWRIGHT that if he wanted to form a little publishing company, here was a British partner. That is how Turns and Other Poems was published by Chatto and Windus with the Hogarth Press in London in 1975 and by Anson-Cartwright Editions in Toronto the following year. "That moment, when I elided happily in his life back then, was a moment of great pride for Hugh and for me too," she said. "It was the first time that I was involved directly in a book's publication."
Mr. ANSON- CARTWRIGHT published another volume of OUTRAM poems, The Promise of Light in 1979 and Mr. Callaghan's Exile Editions did a Selected Poems in 1984. "He had a fantastic sense of form and a musical ear for what he was doing that was almost perfect, but often his poems were the prisoner of his skill," said Mr. CALLAGHAN, adding that "you can't be first rate every time out and there are times when the form traps what he is trying to do."
Shortly after writer Alberto MANGUEL arrived in Canada in 1983, he met Mr. OUTRAM. "I was awed at first by the strange combination of intelligence and devastating humour," said Mr. MANGUEL. " For all the seriousness of his poetry, he was a very funny man."
After reading Mr. OUTRAM's poetry, Mr. MANGUEL says he was surprised, as he has been so many times in Canada, that "a poet of Richard's magnitude" was not celebrated around the world. "Richard's poems were very serious and complex, and in many cases they required a lot of time and patience from readers," said Mr. MANGUEL. " You had to disentangle the references and look up the words, but it was always worthwhile. When you discovered what he meant, the poem built to a different level."
The next person to publish Mr. OUTRAM was Tim INKSTER of The Porcupine's Quill, who released Man in Love (1985), Hiram and Jenny (1989) Mogul Recollected (1993) and Dove Legend (2001). "It is incredibly elegant and sophisticated and passionate and demanding and even, to a lot of people, off-putting, because verbally it is immensely clever and full of allusions and references," said writer and poetry editor John METCALF. "It is probably some of the most rewarding stuff that has been written in Canada."
Writing poetry, even life itself, lost its purpose for Mr. OUTRAM after his wife died. "Richard was always sending me poems that he loved by other people," said Mr. MANGUEL, mentioning the poem Winter Remembered by John Crowe Ransom about an "... Absence, in the heart, /" that was too great to bear and how the only way to soothe it was to "...walk forth in the frozen air/."
"He must have been thinking of that poem," concluded Mr. MANGUEL sadly.
Funambulist by Richard OUTRAM, 1975
I work on a slender strand
Slung between two poles
Braced fifteen feet apart.
My patient father coached me
From childhood to fall unhurt,
Then set me again and again
On a crude slack-rope he rigged
Out back of our caravan,
Raising the rope by inches:
Now, I'm the only acrobat
In the world to include in his act,
As finale, a one-hand-stand
Thirty feet from the ground
With no net. I married
A delicate, lithe girl
From another circus family.
We are very happy. She stands
On the circular platform top
Of one pole, to steady me
As I reach the steep, last,
Incredibly difficult slope
Near the pole: when I turn about
To retrace my steps, no matter
How quickly I spin, she is there
At the top of the opposite pole,
Waiting, her arms outstretched.
From Turns and Other Poems, published by ANSON- CARTWRIGHT Editions.
Richard Daley OUTRAM was born in Oshawa, Ontario on April 9, 1930. He died of willful hypothermia in Port Hope, Ontario, on Friday, January 21, 2005. He was 74. He was predeceased by his wife Barbara. A celebration of their lives is being planned for a later date.

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FACTO, Mary Louise (née HAMMOND)
At Peel Manor in Brampton on Sunday, June 12, 2005 in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late George FACTO and loving mother of June and her husband Don BURT, Bernice and her husband Gord THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and the late Mary McPHERSON. Sadly missed by her son-in-law Ranald McPHERSON, four grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Special thanks to the staff of Peel Manor for 11 years of loving care and a special mention of her many Friends she made during her stay. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel," 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, from 7-9 p.m. Monday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday morning at Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 66A Main St. S., Brampton at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Assumption Cemetery.

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BRUNI, Laura
Suddenly on June 10th, 2005 at home in her 73rd year. Will be missed by her son Michael and daughter-in-law Ida and grand_sons Mathew and Lucas. Survived by brother Frank CAPICCIOTTI and wife Glenda, sister Rose FACTO and her husband John. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.), Markham on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Thursday morning at 11: 00 a.m. in St. Justin Martyr Church, 3898 Hwy. 7 (east of Warden). Cremation.

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FACY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-10 published
GRANGE, Samuel George McDougall
(March 19, 1920-August 26, 2005)
Predeceased by his father Ned, his mother Ginty and his brother Alec. Survived by his children, Alice and Dougall. Sam was a Lawyer, Judge, Royal Commissioner, Bencher, Captain, Teacher, Mentor, Poet, Storyteller, Wit, Host and Friend to many. Devotee of justice, dogs, birds, scotch, crumpets, rare meat, runny eggs, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, punctuality, grammatical correctness, Dame Vera Lynn, Osgoode Hall and his beloved Cotaj Mahal. Thanks to Friends who visited at Sunnybrook, and to those who helped him be at his cottage. Kudos to fabulous nurses Chito GONZAGA, Izona FACY, Fatima BRUNNING, Daisy ANDERSON- CHARLES and Carole ROBINSON, and to Myralee HARRIS, Annette EBANKS and Neverlyn James, professional caregivers extra-ordinaire. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be sent to Parkdale Community Legal Services. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew's Church, Simcoe and King, September 12, 2005 @ 3: 00 p.m., followed by another at Sunnybrook Hospital's K wing garden, (enter at L wing), on September 28th @ 3: 30. Dad, we hope you are surrounded by family, Friends and noble beasts and that we'll meet again, someday.

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GRANGE, Samuel George McDougall (March 19, 1920-August 26, 2005)
Predeceased by his father Ned, his mother Ginty and his brother Alec. Survived by his children, Alice and Dougall. Sam was a Lawyer, Judge, Royal Commissioner, Bencher, Captain, Teacher, Mentor, Poet, Storyteller, Wit, Host and Friend to many. Devotee of justice, dogs, birds, scotch, crumpets, rare meat, runny eggs, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, punctuality, grammatical correctness, Dame Vera Lynn, Osgoode Hall and his beloved Cotaj Mahal. Thanks to Friends who visited at Sunnybrook, and to those who helped him be at his cottage. Kudos to fabulous nurses Chito GONZAGA, Izona FACY, Fatima BRUNNING, Daisy ANDERSON- CHARLES and Carole ROBINSON, and to Myralee HARRIS, Annette EBANKS and Neverlyn JAMES, professional caregivers extra-ordinaire. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be sent to Parkdale Community Legal Services. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew's Church, Simcoe and King, September 12, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. followed by another at Sunnybrook Hospital's K wing garden, (enter at L wing), on September 28th at 3: 30 p.m. Dad, we hope you are surrounded by family, Friends and noble beasts and that we'll meet again, someday.

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