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GAIL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-24 published
DORAN, Lillian Jane (née CRAWFORD)
At Central Place Retirement Home, on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005, in her 85th year. Lillian Jane DORAN (née CRAWFORD,) the beloved wife of the late Kenneth James DORAN. Loving mother of Bonnie GAIL (Mrs. Robert JOHNSTON,) of Lawrence, Kansas and Louise and her husband, Jim WALTON, of Langley, British Columbia. Proud grandmother of Gordon JOHNSTON and his wife, Amy, Catherine and her husband, Max CORDOVA, Timothy WALTON and Sarah WALTON. Special great-grandmother of Colby, Creighton and Brock. Predeceased by her son-in-law, Robert JOHNSTON and her parents, William and Rachel CRAWFORD. Lillian was a devoted member of St. George's Anglican Church and a volunteer with Meals on Wheels for over thirty-five years. Friends may call at St. George's Anglican Church, on Monday from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will take place at St. George's Anglican Church, on Tuesday morning at 11: 00 a.m., with visitation one hour before service. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either the Canadian Cancer Society, Sleeping Children Around the World or to St. George's Church would be appreciated by the family.
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GAIL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-02 published
DE LUCA, Victor
Passed away peacefully at Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay on Saturday, April 30, 2005 in his 81st year. Loving husband and best friend of Wilma DE LUCA for 54 years. Father of Christopher (Gail) DE LUCA of Oshawa, Janice (Lonnie) HOWARD of Springfield, Missouri and Michael DE LUCA of Lakefield. Loving grandfather of Christopher DE LUCA, Tammy BAXTER and Aubrey DE LUCA. Great-grandfather of Liam BAXTER and Lily GAIL. Father-in-law of Schellé DE LUCA. Brother of Sister Reta DE LUCA, Sister Jean DE LUCA and the late Harry, Albert, Anthony and Stella. Family and Friends will be received at Monk Funeral Home, 6 Helen Street, Bobcaygeon (866-393-0063) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Need Street, Bobcaygeon on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Burial at a later date in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Fenelon Falls. Donations to the Oshawa General Hospital Cancer Unit would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be sent to www.monkfuneralhome.com

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GAILBRAITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-30 published
FEATHERSTONE, Peter
Peacefully at his residence in Milton, following a long illness with Myasthenia Gravis. Peter FEATHERSTONE, son of Grace and the late Sheldon FEATHERSTONE. Beloved husband of Bea. Loving father of Debbie and her husband Mike HYDE, Kathy and her husband Ken GAILBRAITH, Todd and his wife Sandy. Peter will be missed by his grandchildren Thomas, Emily, Jaymes and Mitchell. Predeceased by his sister Anne and brother-in-law George YORK. Family and Friends are invited to visit at the McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home, 114 Main St. Milton, 905-878-4452 from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday and 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Monday. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, February 1st, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at the Milton Evergreen Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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GAILBRAITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-01 published
FEATHERSTONE, Grace
At her beloved home in Milton on Saturday, July 30th, 2005. Grace FEATHERSTONE of Milton, beloved wife of the late Sheldon FEATHERSTONE. Dear mother-in-law of Bea FEATHERSTONE. Grace will be missed by her grandchildren Mark YORKE and his wife Jean, Debbie and her husband Mike HYDE, Kathy and her husband Ken GAILBRAITH, and Todd and his wife Sandy; also her great-grandchildren Eric, Thomas, Emily, Jaymes, Mitchell and Sarah Grace. Predeceased by her son Peter, daughter Anne and son-in-law George YORKE. A special thanks to Dr. W. KOSLOWSKI for his kind care. Family and Friends are invited to visit at the McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home, 114 Main Street, Milton, 905-878-4452, from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. The funeral service will be held at St. Paul's United Church, 123 Main Street, Milton on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at the Milton Evergreen Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Milton District Hospital Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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GAILITIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-14 published
GAILITIS, Agnese Zelma
On Tuesday April 12, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital, in Elliot Lake. Agnese, beloved wife of Alexsandris, loving mother of Arnes (Joanne), Ilona (Harry) and step-mother of Sandee (Murray) and Rasma of Latvia. Cherished grandmother of Alexis and Nicole. Agnese will sadly be missed by many Friends and relatives. Friends may call at the York Cemetery, Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 160 Beecroft Road, North York, on Thursday April 14, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. and on Friday April 15, 2005 from 10: 00 a.m. with the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11 a.m., reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, if desired, a memorial contribution to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Alternative Funeral Services.

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GAILUS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-19 published
GAILUS, Magdalene Anna
Born in Russ, Memelland (Lithuania), December 16, 1904, passed away February 3, 2005, in Canmore, Alberta. She is laid to rest beside her husband Max and mother Lydia. She is lovingly remembered by her son Fred (Andrea), grandchildren Jeff, Chris (Jane), Alison (Laurent), Erika (Paul) and great-granddaughter Makaila. She is survived by sister Margaret and many nephews and nieces in Canada and Berlin, Germany. Magdalene lived a full life of over 100 years. She is gone but will never be forgotten. Visit www.gailus.ca

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GAIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-15 published
GAIN, Donald Nelson (Journalist /Traveler)
Don passed peacefully in his 92nd year in Victoria, British Columbia where he had lived for more than 40 years. Born September 17, 1913 in St. Catharines, Ontario to Daisy (DEAN) and Charles Nelson GAIN, Don was the second of 4 brothers. Don began his journalism career at age 18 as a high school sports reporter for the St. Catharines Standard and here his skill as a wordsmith was developed as he made a list of all the synonyms for a football on a sheet of paper and ticked them off as he used them. Don attended the University of Toronto and worked variously in Toronto, Timmins and Kirkland Lake before joining two of his brothers in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Here his love of travelling was nurtured during his training at Chatham, New Brunswick, Summerside, Prince Edward Island and Patricia Bay, British Columbia before being stationed as a navigator on Canso submarine patrol aircraft out of Alliford Bay, Queen Charlotte Islands. At Alliford Bay, he continued his interest in newspapers by becoming editor of a daily, mimeographed news sheet handed out to service personnel in the dining hall and publishing a monthly magazine (The Victory) at the station. Don was now hooked on the West Coast and after the war, lived and worked in Oregon and California, writing for a string of labour newspapers owned by a Canadian. But ever eager to travel, he signed on to Norwegian cargo vessels as a steward and travelled to Japan, West Indies, South America, and the U.S. east coast. On those trips, he disciplined himself to write as much as 3000 words a day, selling what articles he could and dreamed of becoming a foreign correspondent. The last thing he did before departing on a ship, was to return his library books. Now in his late 30's, Don wrote from Trinidad to a friend that 'If I live long enough, maybe I will be successful.' After ship-board travel became tiresome, Don continued to work in California, where, among other things, he was a radio drama producer. Finally, Don returned to Canada where he worked for Canada Dry as sales manager in Victoria and here he realized his dream. In 1962, he joined the staff of the Victoria Colonist where he covered all the beats - politics, religion, marine events, armed forces, police and realized another dream by travelling with Canadian Peace Keepers to Cyprus, Norway, Germany, France, and the Arctic. Highlights of those trips included interviewing Archbishop Mikarios and transferring, ship-to-ship on a bosun's chair, with the Navy. After 13 years, Don retired from the paper with cudos from the Saanich District council as 'a fair and honest reporter.' He used to say he had Friends in 'high' places as he wrote both the military news and the church page. He then attended the University of Victoria to learn French and continued travelling by, among other things, immersing himself in the French culture by spending 6 month stints at the university at Aix-en Provence. He continued to freelance and never lost his inquisitiveness, sometimes 'interviewing' you until you had to cry 'Uncle!'. Don never married nor had a family of his own, but he was a true patriarch, always keeping in touch and visiting family in eastern Canada and U.S., usually as stop-overs to overseas. He knew all the family connections and sometimes as a young man, my eyes would glaze over as he once again recited the family tree. But his enthusiasm was infectious and I'm now destined to carry that torch. Don did not belong to service clubs but, non-the-less, served the community through a deep sense of social involvement. In retirement, he tirelessly visited elderly Friends and acquaintances and drove them anywhere necessary to attend their needs until he voluntarily gave up his own license. His list of annual charitable donations was long. Don never made the Fortune 500 list and had by-lines instead of headlines, but by any other measure, he was a success. He survived all 3 of his brothers and is now survived by nephews: Nelson GAIN (Marg), Meaford, Ont,;; Cameron GAIN (Pauline), Welland, Ontario; Scott GAIN, Nelson, British Columbia (Glenda, Victoria, British Columbia); Donald GAIN (Mickey), Aurora, Ont,;; Dean GAIN, California; Diane GOLDWATER, Arizona. Grand nieces/nephews: Kitty ARMSTRONG, Dana GAIN, Jason GAIN, Christy GAIN, Allison GAIN, Donald GAIN, Geordie SEED, Corrie SEED and numerous great-grand nieces/nephews. Don was a long time member of the First Unitarian Church of Victoria (5575 West Saanich Road) where he will be remembered and celebrated by Friends and family on February 5, 2005 at 2pm. Don's ashes will be scattered in the Memorial Garden and a plaque placed in the Memorial Wall. If so inclined, please bring remembrances both written and verbal to share and make donations, in his name, to your favourite charity in lieu of flowers.

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GAIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-05 published
LUNN, Irv " Duke"
Peacefully on Thursday, March 3, 2005 at his home with his family by his side. Loving husband of Joan. Cherished father of Danny, Frank and his wife Mary Lynne, Shawn and his wife Laurie, and Laurie and her husband Don GAIN. Proud grandfather of Zo, Amanda, Rebecca, Daisy and Gabriel. Irv will be sadly missed by his brother Arnold and his wife Janet as well as his many relatives, Friends and the boys at the hunt camp. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Ogden Chapel on Monday at 2: 30 p.m. Cremation.

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GAINES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-26 published
BARTLETT, Ivan
Peacefully, into the arms of his Lord, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, August 24th, 2005, at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, Ivan BARTLETT of Tillsonburg, in his 76th year. (Member of the North Broadway Baptist Church, Tillsonburg). Best friend and loving husband of Mary (HELSDON) BARTLETT. Much loved father and father-in-law of: Cheryl and Barry HOSNER (Tillsonburg,) Dan and Anne BARTLETT (of P.E.I.,) Kathy and David RACHAR (Tillsonburg.) Cherished grandfather of Angela and James MUIR; Joshua, Amanda and Nicholas BARTLETT; David, Matthew and John RACHAR. Proud great-grandfather of: Jacob and Kalen MUIR. Predeceased by a grand_son James HOSNER (2003.) Survived by sister and brother-in-laws: Jack and Mary HELSDON, Margaret JENKINS and friend Howard VANNATTER, Dorothy and Art FULLER Sr. Also survived by an aunt Audrey TALBOT. Predeceased by a brother-in-law George JENKINS. Also predeceased by his parents: William and Hazel GAINES. Friends and relatives are welcome to meet with the BARTLETT family on Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg (842-4238). Funeral Service to be conducted on Monday, August 29th, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. at the North Broadway Baptist Church by Pastor Alan SILVESTER and Pastor Bill BALL. Interment to follow in the Tillsonburg Cemetery. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the "Gideons", "Teen Challenge Farm" or the "Heart & Stroke Fund" would be gratefully appreciated by the family.

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GAINOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-10 published
KASTANEK, Karl
Peacefully, at Tyndall Nursing Home, Mississauga, on Thursday, September 8, 2005. Karl KASTANEK, in his 74th year. Beloved husband of the late Helga KASTANEK (née FELTEN.) Loving father of Patricia and Gerald. Dear father-in-law of John GAINOR and Sabine BAUMANN. Sadly missed by grand_son Jason GAINOR. Karl will be lovingly remembered by all of his family and Friends in Austria and around the world. Resting at the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel, 2104 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke (two blocks north of Rexdale Blvd.) from Sunday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel Monday 1 p.m. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens.

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GAIR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-23 published
STEELE, Annie (née STOCKWELL)
Peacefully, at home on January 21, 2005, at the age of 83. Beloved wife of the late Jim STEELE. Loving mother of Susan FERGUSON and her husband Bob, Douglas and his wife Wendy, Mary GAIR and her husband Graeme, Duncan and his wife Anna, and the late James John (Jamie). Dear grandmother of Rob, Laura, Jim, Karen, Amy, Ashley, Adrienne, Jackson, Audrey, Gordon, Chelsea and Katherine. Adored great-grandmother of Russell, Jimmy, Joseph, Owen, Emily, Adam and Molly. Sister of Kathleen LLOYD and her husband George, Colleen BRADFORD, Bill STOCKWELL and his wife Loretta. Predeceased by her brothers Maitland and George "Son" STOCKWELL. Auntie Anne to many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, remembrances may be made to the charity of your choice.

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GAIR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-15 published
RICHARDS, Pamela Mary Elizabeth
On Wednesday, September 7th, 2005 at the age of 41. Beloved wife of John IRELAND. Dear mother of Adam RICHARDS. Loving daughter of Eileen and Ken RICHARDS. Sister of Don GAIR (Sue,) Carolyn BURKITT (John) and Patti COOMBES (Steve.) Pamela will be lovingly remembered by her extended family and Friends. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for memorial visitation on Saturday, September 17th from 1-3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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GAIREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-27 published
George BANCROFT, 82: Mentor and role model
George BANCROFT, 82, opened doors for black students
Former University of Toronto prof fought for diversity in the workforce
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
A commissioner with the Ontario Human Rights Commission, executive director and senior policy adviser to the minister of multiculturalism and citizenship in charge of 125 staff and a $16 million budget, one of the seven-person team who wrote the groundbreaking Hall-Dennis report on Ontario's education, professor emeritus for scholarship at the University of Toronto, author, editor and contributor to a dozen papers and books, chair of umpteen educational community groups and professional organizations.
That's not all.
Hundreds of students credit George BANCROFT for their post-graduate degrees in education.
Claire ALLEYNE, registrar at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, said he was a "stalwart" in the black community, a dignified, old-school role model for the many he mentored.
"He was a fighter, but he did it by putting forth an educated, well-reasoned argument," she said.
Poet and University of Toronto professor George Elliott CLARKE hailed BANCROFT as one of a generation of black intellectuals whose work set high standards and opened doors for generations of black academics.
"These were the forebearers, the torch bearers, the door openers," he said. "We owe people like George BANCROFT a great debt."
BANCROFT was also the founder of the Harry Gairey scholarship awards (which has now been folded into the Harry Jerome Awards for outstanding black youth), one of the founders and a board member of Caribana as well as the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews. He was also a popular keynote speaker known for telling it like it is, not as people, even those listening, wanted it to be.
The latter trait is why his family believes he never received some of the appointments they think he should have. Plaques and honours from Indo-Canadian organizations, First Nations and Chinese-Canadian groups line the walls of his North York home, yet when he died May 16, at 82, BANCROFT had not received an Order of Canada nor a Senate seat, each of which his admirers had lobbied for on his behalf.
"He would have liked that," said his wife, Carole. "George was always passionate about seeing more blacks in stronger positions."
At university convocations, he would scan the crowd of graduates for black faces. He believed, fervently, that education would empower and promote young blacks within Canadian society.
"Where are they?" he would say to Carole. "They should stop dancing and start studying."
Friends have told her that while her husband was not afraid "to speak the truth to the powerful," he could also be quite acerbic about what he called the "race-relations industry."
In a 1984 edition of Graduate, University of Toronto's alumni magazine, he wrote of his decision to leave his tenured professorship and campus for "a rather palatial office with Her Majesty's Government of Ontario."
"I am a member of what is euphemistically called the visible minorities -- a wretched term," BANCROFT wrote. "As a result of increasing demand for significant rather than token recognition of minorities and to refute, 'you people do not apply,' Friends prevailed upon me to do so. I do not pretend reluctance. I wanted to enter what seemed to me to be the world of practical affairs."
But he missed his academic freedom and after three years he returned to U of T.
Even in the 1970s and 1980s, when multiculturalism policies were sweeping the country, BANCROFT often challenged what he saw as examples of stereotypical thinking. At one dinner attended by influential policy- makers and politicians, he ruffled feathers when he wanted to know why an Italian-Canadian couldn't be considered for the High Commission in Britain, as an example, instead of Italy.
"His main focus was how multiculturalism worked," said his son, George Jr., a 23-year-old student at the University of Toronto. "People shouldn't stay in their own groups all the time."
Upon learning of the appointment of Adrienne CLARKSON as Governor General, he personally wrote Jean CHRÉTIEN, prime minister at the time, expressing disappointment the post had not gone to a native Canadian.
In 1989, he was one of two commissioners of the Ontario Human Rights Commission calling for an investigation into the organization about its hiring practices after it became known that the head, Raj ANAND, had failed to hire any visible minorities for seven senior posts.
"I question why not a single non-white person was hired for the seven positions, especially considering the quality of some of the non-white candidates who applied," he told the Star in an article that noted that BANCROFT had "broken ranks" by speaking out.
BANCROFT called for an investigation of the matter. "The survival of the commission is at risk... (and) no taint can be attached," he said at the time.
BANCROFT came to Canada from his native Guyana in 1948.
"He was a young gentleman in white shoes, white suit, white panama hat and flamboyant ties who used purple ink," according to his older brother, Clarence, who said BANCROFT would have become president of the University of Guyana had he not followed so many of his countrymen to Montreal to study at McGill University.
He worked as a porter for Canadian Pacific Railways to finance that education, shining shoes, hauling luggage and learning how to hold his hand, palm up, close to his body, to receive the discreet tip.
"He talked to me about the emotions of that time. He was angry but never bitter," his son said.
Father also told son that many of the men with whom he worked became significant in their own right. Legendary head porter Harry GAIREY encouraged him to stay in school and BANCROFT never forgot. They were Friends until GAIREY died in 1993 when he was BANCROFT graduated from McGill with degrees in French and English, and moved to Toronto where he received his Master's degree and his PhD in educational theory. He taught at Forest Hill Junior High and Forest Hill Collegiate Institute for a decade -- although he had an unhappy work relationship with a principal there who never acknowledged his doctorate.
In 1967, he got a job in the U.S. at the faculty of education at New Jersey's Fairleigh Dickinson University but returned to Canada in 1969 to teach at U of T's faculty of education.
"He wanted to come back to Canada because it was less discriminatory although I hate that word -- than the U.S. and had an atmosphere in which he could make a better contribution," said Clarence, who is a retired school superintendent and church minister. George BANCROFT met his wife in 1976 at a Chopin black tie affair at Casa Loma.
She was a music teacher and graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music, and he was a music lover who was studying the saxophone and piano, and less successfully, the violin. He was 60 when their son was born. He was ecstatic. "He thanked me for months for giving him an heir," she said.
After he retired he had more time for his hobbies: he was an enthusiastic collector of antiques and roadside treasures. "We have antique doors, pots, vases, tables chairs -- he liked finding things," said George, Jr.
The students continued to seek him out. They would come to him, to sit with him in his magnificent and cluttered study under the gaze of his collection of busts of Voltaire, Paul Robson, W.E.B. Du Bois and other great men to get help on their theses and work up their oral presentations with him. Even now, they telephone just wanting to come to the house.
"They still want to be connected with him," said Carole.

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GAIRNS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-11 published
GAIRNS, Margaret Susie

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GAIRNS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-09 published
Margaret S. GAIRNS
By Christine BECKETT, Wednesday, February 9, 2005 - Page A18
Teacher, wag. Born July 26, 1910, in Toronto. Died January 10, 2005, following a stroke, aged 94.
Margaret GAIRNS' exemplary teaching of English at Toronto's Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute embodied that school's excellence. She taught two or three generations of some families: in 1937-38 she taught my father, and in 1967-68 she taught me.
Born in Toronto, an only child of only children, Margaret stayed with her Scots parents all their lives. She spoke proudly of them often -- the father an avid gardener, the mother artistically inclined. Not yet 21, she took her B.A. from Victoria College. (In later years, GAIRNS also earned her M.A.)
Fellow grads and lifelong closest Friends Marjorie and Walter MANN became English teachers in Ottawa; Margaret always holidayed with them, marking papers during travel. Another dear Ottawa friend was the New Democratic Party's Stanley KNOWLES. Gretchen and Susan MANN claimed they had four parents -- "Mom, Dad, Stanley, and Marg!" Margaret was very proud of her two daughters, and they in turn stood by her all her life.
As a teacher, Margaret GAIRNS was not flamboyant. She did not believe in entertaining a class, and she did not fraternize. Passionate, precise and proud, she could be sardonically merciless three grammar or spelling mistakes on a paper and a student said goodbye to an A. Teaching the great works of English literature, GAIRNS shone brilliantly. She honed student thought to an edge coals were heaped on those who misquoted sources. Yet she stayed open to new ways. When asked if a class could sit in a circle, she agreed to try it, liked it, and boasted of it for years. At 93, revisiting her teaching notes for King Lear, she declared them "not too bad."
Margaret could be an irascible wag. During retirement, from her modest home she watched two adjoining properties nearby used to erect one pretentious house with Doric pillars. She threatened to tack a message to those pillars -- "My name is Ozymandias..." finally relenting only because "whoever bought such a house wouldn't know the reference."
Margaret did not go easy. At her final residence, she walked daily, grumped energetically, haunted the library, sought good conversation, music and culture. A visiting violinist who performed Vaughan Williams's The Lark Ascending was asked, "You do know the reference?" He didn't. She did. By heart.
Incurably independent, she had fathomless reserves of feeling. Admirers? Many. Married? Never! Kids? Thousands.
Margaret GAIRNS was a staunch benefactress of Victoria University in the U of T. She never trumpeted this. She simply, quietly, built up her country. At 94, she seemed a permanent part of it. She had extraordinary backbone and indomitable spirit; courage always to say what she thought; a love of avocado salad and single-malt pride in her Scots heritage; a penchant for public speaking and being the centre of attention; joy in her students; zest for travel, often by ocean liner; high standards, caustic wit, a rich laugh, and hope for a better world -- not just in the afterlife, where she might be now, chatting with Stanley Knowles, Tommy Douglas, maybe discussing Lear with the Bard himself -- but here and now in this life. She worked long, hard and humbly for that.
A devoted member of Deer Park United Church, Margaret GAIRNS co-planned her own memorial service with her minister, who declared her wishes "clear and forceful." These were for brevity, simplicity, the poetry of the King James Bible, the dignity of Scottish psalter hymns, Shakespeare, and Bach. It was an honour to have known her at all, a blessing it could be for so long. Doubt not that it is now "Margaret [we] mourn for" -- she would know the reference and forgive us our tears.
Christine BECKETT is a friend of Margaret.

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GAISER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-02 published
SHARROW, Ileen Margaret (née STEBBINS)
Unexpectedly, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, Saturday, April 30, 2005, Ileen Margaret (STEBBINS) SHARROW, of Grand Bend, age 86. Beloved wife of Ivan L. SHARROW for 63 years. Loved mother and motherin-law of Barbara and Wayne O'ROURKE of Walkerton, Brian and his partner Joyce of R.R.#2, Grand Bend and Janice Ann SHARROW at home. Loving grandma of Steve O'ROURKE and partner Wendy, Carolyn and Brad McKEEMAN, Kevin and Leeanne O'ROURKE, Matthew SHARROW, Laura SHARROW and great-grandma of Cameron, Alicia, Jacob, Kirby, Keenan and Jeremy. Loved by her nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by sister Mona GAISER (2003,) parents Ira (1970) and Hazel (WEBB) (1993) STEBBINS. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Tuesday evening 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church, (London Road at Kirkton Road, South of Exeter) Wednesday, May 4, 2005 at 11 a.m. Pastor Scott STEIN officiating. Interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend. If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, Community Living - South Huron or charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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GAISER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-01 published
KOEHLER, Glenn E.
Peacefully, at his residence, surrounded by his family, on Monday, October 31, 2005, Glenn E. KOEHLER, of R.R.#2 Hensall, in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Audrey (Campbell) KOEHLER. Dear father of Brenda and Richard SCHILBE of Zurich, Garry and Brenda KOEHLER of Hensall and Betty Lynn and Doug ECKEL of Zurich. Loving grandpa of Jason and Krista SCHILBE, Shauna and Jillian KOEHLER and Jaime and Kraig ECKEL and great-grandpa of MacIntyre and Hallee SCHILBE. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Joan and Art McCALLUM, Dianne and Raye ARMSTRONG, Linda and Denton GAISER, Keith and Fiona KOEHLER, Elmer and Anna CAMPBELL and Marg and Ray CONSITT. Sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Bruce and Pearl (WILLERT) KOEHLER and one brother Donald and his wife Alice, his father-in-law Percy CAMPBELL and his mother-in-law Emma CAMPBELL. Visitation in the Hensall Visitation Chapel, 79 King Street Hensall on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 11 a.m. Mr. Bob HEYWOOD officiating. Interment Hensall Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of ones choice. Condolences may be forwarded through www.jmmcbeathfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted as a living memory to Glenn KOEHLER.

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GAISER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-27 published
BORTHWICK, Harry Norman
At London Health Science Centre Victoria Hospital on Sunday December 25, 2005, Harry Norman BORTHWICK of London. Beloved husband of Marie (GAISER) (DICK) BORTHWICK of London. Dear father of Jason DICK, Gary and John BORTHWICK all of London. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. (between Waterloo and Colborne) on Wednesday December 28th, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday December 29th at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Baird Cemetery, Brucefield. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca. A tree will be planted in memory of Harry.

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GAIT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-16 published
Championship win tempered by death of legendary coach
By Neil STEVENS, Monday, May 16, 2005, Page S3
Canadian Press
Toronto -- Les BARTLEY died of colon cancer yesterday, less than 24 hours after the team he coached to four National Lacrosse League championships won a fifth.
The resident of St. Catharines, Ontario, was 51. The family planned a private service for today.
"It's a deep loss," said Terry SANDERSON, the general manager and coach of the Toronto Rock. "He was so well respected by the Rock players he coached.
"It's an awful thing. It's such a brutal disease. This is a big loss."
The team presented a three-minute video tribute to BARTLEY before defeating the Arizona Sting 19-13 in front of a record National Lacrosse League crowd of 19,432 at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday. During the game, fans held up signs wishing BARTLEY well.
BARTLEY was a club vice-president this season, but was too ill to attend games. Captain Jim VELTMAN spoke from the heart about his former coach after the victory.
"He's not here right now and that breaks my heart," VELTMAN said. "It's hard for me to talk about.
"He's a very special man. When I saw that tribute, it was hard for me to keep it together. I have a lot of respect for that man."
BARTLEY coached Buffalo to three professional titles before taking over the new franchise. After his seventh pro title in 2003, he looked forward to going for another. But he was diagnosed with colon cancer later in the year and underwent operations. He had to relinquish his job behind the bench. He also was the club's general manager.
"He continued to have a deep interest in the team," SANDERSON said. "We had a very good rapport."
The league named the trophy it awards to the coach of the year the Les Bartley Trophy.
BARTLEY was a United Auto Workers contract negotiator in St. Catharines, and he helped the National Lacrosse League and the players association get together on a new collective agreement last fall. On May 9, the National Lacrosse League chose BARTLEY as the executive of the year.
Five of the National Lacrosse League's 10 head coaches this season played for BARTLEY: Bob Hamley (Arizona), Paul Day (Rochester), Darris Kilgour (Buffalo), Jamie Batley (Colorado) and Derek Keenan (Anaheim).
"A lot of coaches in the league today were influenced by Les," Day said after the announcement of the award. "You're not going to find anybody who had a more positive influence than he had on his teams and the guys who played for him."
BARTLEY coached Canada to international titles, including the Heritage Cup and the inaugural world indoor championship in 2003.
"He did a great job competing at the highest level," Gary GAIT, the National Lacrosse League career scoring leader, said of BARTLEY last week. "Les embodies the spirit of competition and sportsmanship in a coach. He's a model coach."
The Les' Fund Initiative was launched in conjunction with Lisa's Beads to raise money to fight cancer. Fans in most National Lacrosse League cities participate, selling beads in National Lacrosse League team colours and donating proceeds to local cancer societies, hospitals or research centres.

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GAITANAKIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-05-20 published
GAITANAKIS, Patricia - Auction of the Estate of
Estate Auction
Saturday, May 21: 10 a.m.
Creemore Legion Hall
For the late Patricia GAITANAKIS, of Durham
Quality antique Victorian, Oriental and modern furnishings, glass, china, silver, figurines, lamps, chandeliers, paintings, prints, sculpture, oriental rugs, tapestries, collectibles etc.
John SIMPSON Auctioneer, I.C.C.A.
Creemore: 1-800-438-8138
Visit www.simpsonauctions.com
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GAITIANAKIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-06 published
FRECKELTON, Edith Thelma
Peacefully, on June 3, 2005, in her 99th year, at Kennedy Lodge Nursing Home. Thelma, former manageress of Women's Bakery. Predeceased by her daughter Patricia GAITIANAKIS. Beloved " Nana" to Susan, Deborah, Karen and Angela. Great-grandmother of Martin, Sean, Jessica, Connor, and Rachel. Great-great-grandmother of Megan, Shannon, and Kayla. A private memorial service to be held at a later date.

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GAIU o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-16 published
PRITCHARD, Audrey Carolyn (née BROWN)
Died peacefully at home in Mississauga on Thursday, April 14, 2005 in her 75th year, of cancer. Beloved wife of Ross for 50 years. Sister of Connie HENLEY, sister-in-law of Don HENLEY, Tom SADLER and Audry WEST. Mother and mother-in-law of Kelli and Nagui (PRITCHARD- CHARKY), Jory and Doug (PRITCHARD- KERR), Jeff and Jane PRITCHARD, and Jill and Nigel (PRITCHARD- SCOTT.) Dear Nanny of Brady, Daniel, Emily, Jamie, Kyle, Michael, Ryan, Teddy, Thomas and Whitney. Audrey was born and grew up in Chatham, Ontario and was predeceased by her parents, Alfred and Miriam, sister Jean and brothers Gordon and Douglas. She attended the University of Western Ontario where she served as chapter president of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Audrey taught English and physical education at high schools in Belle River, Oakville and Milton. She was an active member of Streetsville United Church, and helped found and lead many community-based volunteer programs, including the youth volunteer corps at Credit Valley Hospital, and Mississauga-based Foodpath, an organization whose initiatives included creation of a foodbank, children's breakfast program and co-op housing. Audrey was privileged to have had so many good Friends, colleagues, neighbours and family who contributed to her well-being and success and whom we would like to thank for their generous support in her final days. We are particularly grateful for the loving homecare provided to Mom by our Dad Ross and our sister Kelli. Our family would also like to thank Dr. Ron PEDDLE, Nadean HARLEY, Dr. Robert SAULS and other staff of Credit Valley hospital, Carolyn OLIVER and other nurses of the Victorian Order of Nurses, Doina GAIU, and Reverend John TAPSCOTT and the members of Streetsville United Church for their compassionate care. Visitation will be on Sunday, April 17, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., at the Lee Funeral Home, 258 Queen Street South, (Streetsville) Mississauga, L5M 1L8 (phone 905-826-1148). Funeral and reception will take place on Monday, April 18, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Streetsville United Church, 274 Queen Street South, Mississauga (phone 905-826-1542). Burial to follow in Chatham, Ontario. If desired, donations by cheque may be made payable to: 'Foodpath' (in memory of Audrey Pritchard, for Breakfast Clubs), 2550 Goldenridge Road, Unit 36, Mississauga, Ontario, L4X 2S3; phone905-270-9792 www.foodpath.org; registered charity #11892 7011 RR0001 (tax receipts will be issued).

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GAIU o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-16 published
PRITCHARD, Audrey Carolyn (née BROWN)
Died peacefully at home in Mississauga on Thursday, April 14, 2005 in her 75th year, of cancer. Beloved wife of Ross for 50 years. Sister of Connie HENLEY, sister-in-law of Don HENLEY, Tom SADLER and Audry WEST. Mother and mother-in-law of Kelli and Nagui (PRITCHARD- CHARKY), Jory and Doug (PRITCHARD- KERR), Jeff and Jane PRITCHARD, and Jill and Nigel (PRITCHARD- SCOTT.) Dear Nanny of Brady, Daniel, Emily, Jamie, Kyle, Michael, Ryan, Teddy, Thomas and Whitney. Audrey was born and grew up in Chatham, Ontario and was predeceased by her parents, Alfred and Miriam, sister Jean and brothers Gordon and Douglas. She attended the University of Western Ontario where she served as chapter president of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Audrey taught English and physical education at high schools in Belle River, Oakville and Milton. She was an active member of Streetsville United Church, and helped found and lead many community-based volunteer programs, including the youth volunteer corps at Credit Valley Hospital, and Mississauga-based Foodpath, an organization whose initiatives included creation of a foodbank, children's breakfast program and co-op housing. Audrey was privileged to have had so many good Friends, colleagues, neighbours and family who contributed to her well-being and success and whom we would like to thank for their generous support in her final days. We are particularly grateful for the loving homecare provided to Mom by our Dad Ross and our sister Kelli. Our family would also like to thank Dr. Ron PEDDLE, Nadean HARLEY, Dr. Robert SAULS and other staff of Credit Valley Hospital, Carolyn OLIVER and other nurses of the Victorian Order of Nurses, Doina GAIU, and Reverend John TAPSCOTT and the members of Streetsville United Church for their compassionate care. Visitation will be on Sunday, April 17, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Lee Funeral Home, 258 Queen Street South, (Streetsville) Mississauga, L5M 1L8 (905-826-1148). Funeral and reception will take place on Monday, April 18, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Streetsville United Church, 274 Queen Street South, Mississauga (905-826-1542). Burial to follow in Chatham, Ontario. If desired, donations by cheque may be made payable to: Foodpath (in memory of Audrey Pritchard, for Breakfast Clubs), 2550 Goldenridge Road, Unit 36, Mississauga, Ontario, L4X 2S3; 905-270-9792; www.foodpath.org registered charity No. 11892 7011 RR0001 (tax receipts will be issued).

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GAIVOTO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-19 published
CARNEGIE, Laura Ethel
Suddenly and peacefully at Lakeridge Health Corp. - Oshawa on Thursday, December 15th, 2005. Laura Ethel CARNEGIE at the age of 93. Dearly beloved wife of the late William CARNEGIE. Loving mother of Jim CARNEGIE and his wife Roxanne and Carol FRALICK and her husband Ken. Cherished grandmother of Mike CARNEGIE and his wife Dawn, Kim CARNEGIE, Kelly BAKER and her husband John, Mark FRALICK and his wife Carolyn, Lesley FRALICK and her fiance Chris GAIVOTO and great-grandmother of Chenice and Cody PAPP, Jordan and Madison BAKER, Jacob FRALICK and Brenden and Matthew CARNEGIE. Cremation with interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert. Donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated and may be made at The Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Steet East, Oshawa.

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