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HITCHCOCK o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-04-13 published
FREEBURN, John
Mr. John FREEBURN a resident of Wallaceburg passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at his residence at the age of 69. John was a son of the late John and Diane (LAUZON) FREEBURN and was a lifelong resident of Wallaceburg. He was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Wallaceburg, as well as a member of Knights of Columbus Council 2102. John was a retired employee of Dominion Glass Co., in Wallaceburg. Beloved husband of Theresa (HINNEGAN) FREEBURN of 51 years. Loving father and father-in-law of Erin FREEBURN of Hamilton, Joseph FREEBURN, Carl OSTER of Vancouver, British Columbia, Edward and Michelle FREEBURN of Wallaceburg, Shannon FREEBURN and Todd CELOTTO of Mississauga, Jack FREEBURN of Toronto and Liz FREEBURN of Niagara Falls. Beloved Poppy of Lauren, Meghan, Jamison, Brennan, Lucas and Reilly and Ava. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Pat and Monique FREEBURN of Bracebridge, Irene MALLETTE of Wallaceburg, Mary VAN MEENEN of Wallaceburg, Kathleen and Emile GOGLIA of Wallaceburg, Mary Anne TROIAN of Orillia, Deanna FORGIE of Wallaceburg, Doreen and Jerry LUCIER of Wallaceburg, Beth MYERS and Garbett of Mitchell's Bay and Pamela & Dr. Jack OSTRANDER of Owen Sound. The late John FREEBURN rested at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, in Wallaceburg, until Saturday, April 9, 2005 when the concelebrated funeral mass was celebrated at Our Lady Help of Christians Church at 10: 30 a.m. with Fr. John JASICA, Celebrant and Fr. Greg BONIN, Co-Celebrant. The gifts were brought to the altar by his loved grandchildren. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. Pall bearers were: Bernie ARMSTRONG, Steve HITCHCOCK, Doug CATTON, Orm MASON, Ralph CARR, Bill KNIGHT and Brennan CONRY. Flower bearers were Lauren FREEBURN, Meghan FREEBURN, Jamison FREEBURN, Lucas Freeburn HING, Reilly CELOTTO and Ava CELOTTO. As an expresson of sympathy, donations to Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of John FREEBURN.

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HITCHCOCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-17 published
HITCHCOCK, Lawrence Aubrey
At Parkwood Hospital, Lawrence Aubrey HITCHCOCK in his 80th year. Beloved husband of the late Joyce HITCHCOCK. Loving parent of Lawrence and his wife Marie, Sharon (Vince), Debbie (Shad), Robert (Elvira), Marlene (Joe), Kathy (Ben) and Roberta. He will be sadly missed by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visitation at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Home, (520 Dundas Street, London), on Monday from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 18th at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Peters Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Parkwood Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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HITCHCOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-19 published
BENNETT, John " Jack" Penman
(Retired 37 year employee of Ontario Hydro and faithful member of Mount Horeb United Church and Ops Curling Club) Entered into rest at the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, on Saturday, September 17, 2005, at the age of 75. Jack was the beloved husband for 52 years of Laura FANTHAM. Loving father of Leigh and her husband Bill ARUNDELL and John and his wife Lori. Cherished grandfather of Sara and Jason BENNETT and Billy ARUNDELL. Dear brother of Marilyn BENNETT and Margaret and her husband Al HITCHCOCK. Brother-in-law to Raymond and Helen FANTHAM, Joan and her late husband George VANORDER. Jack will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay, 705-328-2721, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Wednesday, September 21 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Mount Horeb Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Mount Horeb United Church would be appreciated by the family.

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HITCHEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-30 published
HOSTRAWSER, John " Jack" William
Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, on Thursday, April 28, 2005, John HOSTRAWSER, in his 82nd year, beloved husband of Gail HITCHEN and the late Mary HOSTRAWSER (née FEWSTER.) Loving father of John, Linda and her husband Robert MUNROE, Scott and his wife Sandy, Debbie and her husband Richard BISHOP, Terry and his wife Janis LEGG, Michelle and her husband Ken MARTIN. Cherished grandfather of Erin, Leah and her husband Chris GRAHAM, John ROBINSON, Suzanne ROBINSON, Cody, Julia MUNROE, Rachel BISHOP, Ryan BISHOP, Tyler LEGG, Nicole LEGG, Sarah MARTIN, and Sean MARTIN. Dear great-grandfather of Tyler GRAHAM and Jordan GRAHAM. Dear brother of Jean and the late Howard Codlin. Resting at the Egan Funeral Home Baxter and Giles Chapel, 273 Broadway, Orangeville (519-941-2630) Sunday afternoon 2-6 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday, May 2 at one o'clock. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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HITCHIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-13 published
HITCHIN, Charlotte
Suddenly passed away while at the cottage on Monday, July 11, 2005. Beloved wife of Don. Loving mother of Jeff and his wife Julie and Doug and his wife Samantha. Proud Nana of Nicole and Natalie; Ryan and Grace. Daughter-in-law of Kathleen Elizabeth HITCHIN. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket for visitation on Thursday, July 14 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Friday, July 15 at 11 a.m. followed by cremation. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family.

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HITCHING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-20 published
GUNNING, George Clifford " Cliff" (1911-2005)
Of Oakville, Ontario. Retired long time employee of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, April 15, 2005 at The Village of Wentworth Heights, Hamilton. Survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Kathleen (HITCHING) of Smith Falls, Ontario. Cliff was the last remaining sibling of eleven brothers and sisters born to Herbert GUNNING and Agnes RONDEAU of Port Alexander, Ontario. Cherished father of daughter Judy (and husband Wayne) of Oakville, sons Alan ( and wife Janet) of Caledonia, Ronald ( and wife Joanne) of Kingston, and Bill (and his wife Margaret) of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. Adored grandfather and sadly missed by Christopher, Cory, Shannon, Jeffrey, Kyle and Lauren. Special "Greatgrampie" to Caitlin and Kieran. Cliff is fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, Friends and neighbours whom he valued so highly throughout his lifetime. A service of Celebration to honour Cliff's life will be held at Oakview Funeral Home, 56 Lakeshore Road West (one block east of Kerr) Oakville, (905) 842-2252 on Monday, April 25 at 2 p.m. Visitors wishing to gather with family are welcome to do so for two hours prior to the service. For those who wish, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or The Hospital For Sick Children would be appreciated by the family. Email condolences may be sent to oakview@arbormemorial.com

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HITCHINGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-18 published
HITCHINGS, Emma " Margaret" (née BELL)
Peacefully at William Osler Health Centre, Brampton on Tuesday, May 17th, 2005 at the age of 87 years. Beloved wife of the late David Harry (1983). Loving mother of Dennis and his wife Velma, David an his wife Lynne and Donald and his wife Judy. Loving grandmother of Donald, Samantha, Suzanne, Debbie, David, Dale, Kim, and their spouses. The great-grandchildren will miss their "Nana." Julie, Robert, Caroline, Darren BOAST and their families will miss their honorary "Granny". Dear sister of Doris "Betty" WHITNEY and her family and of the late Robert, Ross, Roy and Grace. The family will receive Friends at the Scott Funeral Home, "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main St. N., 905-451-1100, on Friday, May 20th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday, Service in the chapel at 10 a.m. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville. In memory of Margaret, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Sign a book of condolences at www.obituariestoday.com

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HITCHINGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-20 published
HITCHINGS, Emma " Margaret" (née BELL)
Peacefully at William Osler Health Centre, Brampton on Tuesday, May 17th, 2005 at the age of 87 years. Beloved wife of the late David Harry (1983). Loving mother of Dennis and his wife Velma, David and his wife Lynne and Donald and his wife Judy. Loving grandmother of Donald, Samantha, Suzanne, Debbie, David, Dale, Kim, and their spouses. The great-grandchildren will miss their "Nana." Julie, Robert, Caroline, Darren BOAST and their families will miss their honorary "Granny". Dear sister of Doris "Betty" WHITNEY and her family and of the late Robert, Ross, Roy and Grace. The family will receive Friends at the Scott Funeral Home, "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main St. N., 905-451-1100, on Friday, May 20th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday, Service in the chapel at 10 a.m. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville. In memory of Margaret, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Sign a book of condolences at www.obituariestoday.com

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HITCHINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-13 published
MURTAGH, Sarah Lee (HITCHINS)
Peacefully at the John Gordon Home, London on Thursday, August 11, 2005. Sarah Lee (HITCHINS) MURTAGH of London, in her 52nd year. Beloved wife of Dwight MURTAGH. Dear mother of Christopher Alan MURTAGH and Graeme Charles MURTAGH. Dear sister of Ross HITCHINS and his wife Ayse of Toronto. Dear sister-in-law of Peter C. MURTAGH and his wife Laura LANDRY of Wakefield, Quebec. Also loved by her nieces and nephews John, Kealan, Noelle and Alex. Cremation with a private family graveside service at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. Sarah's family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Sarah's dear friend Jane HAUSER and the staff of the John Gordon Home for their care and compassion - "Angels without wings". As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the John Gordon Home, 596 Pall Mall Street, London, Ontario N5Y 2Z9. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca.

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HITCHINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-03 published
WEIR, J.E. Fraser
On September 30, 2005, Fraser WEIR of Yellowknife passed away at the age of 53 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Delia and his son Alexander; his sister Carolyn (Robert) HITCHINSON and his brother Dixon (Laurie) WEIR; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives; and many Friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2005 at 7: 00 p.m. at St. Patrick's Church in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fraser's memory to a charity of one's choice. Hainstock's Funeral Home and Crematorium (780) 440-2999. Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial.

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HITCHINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-02 published
YEWCHUK, Anne
On February 27, 2005 at Humber River Regional Hospital - Church Site, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Peter. Loving mother of Walter (Carol), of Margate, Florida. Dear sister of Mary HITCHINSON, of Toronto and the late Michael and Peter PLETENCHUK. Cherished Grandmother of Robert, David (Susanne), Carolyn and Christopher and great-grandmother of Matthew and Stephanie. Dear daughter of the late Steven and Katherine PLETENCHUK. Anne was former President of the Ukrainian Women's Association of Canada - Eastern Provincial Executive, and Kniahynia Olha Branch at St. Vladimir Cathedral. Anne also held many positions in the Ukrainian Museum of Canada and St. Vladimir Institute Heritage Club. Friends will be received at the Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre, 60 Richview Road (at Scarlett Rd.) from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Thursday, March 3, 2005 with a Celebration of Anne's Life to follow at 11 a.m. Interment York Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anne's memory to the Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre, 60 Richview Road, Etobicoke, Ontario M9A 5E4. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 www.neweduk.com

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HITCHMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-06 published
HITCHMAN, Walter Ernest P. Eng:
In loving memory of Walter Hitchman P. Eng, 69 years, who passed away Monday April 4, 2005, at home in London with his family by his side. It is with great sorrow and joy that the family announces the passing of Walter. Our sorrow lies in the loss of a cherished husband, father, Poppa, uncle and friend. Our joy lies in the knowledge that he is reunited with his beloved parents, Eveyln and George. Walter is survived by his wife and best friend Ronona, daughters Kelly (Paul) POWERS of Barrie and Karen (pre-deceased Rick) KONRAD of Stittsville and Poppa to Jaimie, Timothy and Liam. Walter is survived by his brother George HITCHMAN of Sudbury and sister Betty LEDGER of Richmond Hill and their families and also Ronona's siblings, their spouses and families.

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HITCHMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-06 published
HITCHMAN, Walter Ernest, P. Eng.

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HITCHON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-06 published
GILES, Rita (LAROCQUE)
At her residence on Tuesday, April 5, 2005 Rita (LAROCQUE,) dear wife of Ralph GILES, in her 79th year. Loved mother of Mary-Louise HITCHON (Scott), Kelly GENEREAX (Gary), Rebecca BRALEY (Michael), William GILES (Rose) and Stephen GILES (Tanya.) Dear sister of Veronica LEO (Peter,) Corinne ESTEY, and Jeannette LAROCQUE. Beloved grandmother of 10 grandchildren. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Thursday from 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Saint John the Devine Church, 390 Baseline Road East, on Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. Donations to Palliative Care Team of Victorian Order of Nurses would be appreciated.

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HITCHON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-15 published
SMITH, Helen Mary (née WYNN)
Passed away at Royal Victoria Hospital, in Barrie, on Thursday, October 13, 2005. Helen SMITH (née WYNN,) of Barrie, in her 74th year, was the beloved wife of John SMITH (Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) of Barrie. Dear mother of Dwight and his wife Janet of Toronto, Kathy THOMAS and her husband Robert of Barrie, and Gail SMITH and her partner Lenore HITCHON of Toronto. Loving grandmother of Nicole SMITH and Stephanie and Meaghan THOMAS. Also survived by sisters Dorothy SMITH and Norma HARKNESS. Predeceased by brother Roderick and sisters Evelyn, Freda and Bertha. Friends may call at the Jennett Chapel of the McClelland & Slessor Funeral Home, 152 Bradford St. in Barrie, on Sunday, October 16th from 12: 00 noon until time of Service at 1:00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: helensmith@funeralhome.on.ca

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HITLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-28 published
Karl RENNER, Aristocrat And Broadcaster: 1917-2005
Grandson of modern Austria's first chancellor, he came to Canada as an 'enemy alien' and stayed to broadcast propaganda to Germany. Later, he worked for Radio Canada International
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Monday, February 28, 2005 - Page S6
Toronto -- Karl RENNER never meant to come to Canada. He was sent here at the start of war as an internee, an "enemy alien" kept behind barbed wire in one of several camps for Germans and Austrians, many of them Jews, who were living in England when the Second World War broke out in 1939.
Although not a vengeful man, Mr. RENNER did get back at the Nazis. He later helped to create Canadian war propaganda, German-language radio broadcasts aimed at sowing doubts in the German population, and stayed on for most of 65 years.
The Nazi race laws were one of the reasons Karl RENNER and part of his family fled to England. The other was that they couldn't abide living under Nazi rule. Although his father had been a practising Protestant, the Nazis classified him as Jewish. "As far as the Nazis were concerned, he was Jewish," said Frances ASHLEY, Mr. RENNER's sister. The classification applied to his son, too.
In May, 1940, the British didn't have time to decide who was a threat and who wasn't. They put them all in internment camps, such as on the Isle of Man, and then shipped them to Canada. "The British panicked," said broadcaster and writer Eric KOCH who went to England from Germany in the mid-1930s. "We were interned by the British and sent to Canada."
Both men spent about two years in "enemy alien" camps. Later, Mr. RENNER would joke that although they were given the same rations as men in the Canadian Army, they ate better. The chef from the Ritz in London was among the detainees at his camp at Farnham in Quebec's Eastern Townships.
The internees arrived in May, 1940, and settled down to life behind the wire. Soon, however, Ottawa questioned whether they should be treated as prisoners of war and in mid-1941 reclassified them as refugees. The government also realized they could be useful. Some, like Mr. RENNER, were given a chance to work.
He spent a short time at the spy school at Camp X outside Toronto where he polished his propaganda skills. From 1943 on, Mr. RENNER and others wrote and broadcast propaganda aimed at the German population in a unit with the ominous name of the Psychological Warfare Committee. The Canadian Censorship Board also asked Mr. RENNER and many others to translate letters to and from some of the 32,000 German prisoners of war held in camps in Canada. What they gleaned was often used to advantage in their radio broadcasts. The service began transmission during Christmas, "What distinguished the German-language material was that it was prepared by very bright persons who understood German, could empathize with the German population as well as the prisoners," wrote Arthur SIEGEL in his History of Radio Canada International. "Karl RENNER, the Censorship's Board's contributor to psychological warfare, had himself been an internee when he first arrived in this country, although he was a refugee from the Nazis."
Even 10 years after the war, Canadian officials glossed over the treatment given to Germans and Austrians who had fled the Nazis. "A native of Vienna, Karl came to Canada in 1940 and worked for a time with the National War Services in Ottawa," read the announcement when Mr. RENNER was named a correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation International Service, implying he arrived as a happy immigrant.
Karl RENNER was a man of polished manners and a sharp wit, a product of a privileged childhood in Vienna and a direct connection to the culture of central Europe. In Canada, where he lived for most of the past 65 years, he was always the life of the party.
He loved his connection to European socialist aristocracy. "We don't have to work, we're socialists," was a favourite throwaway line. And he had a string of them.
"He had beautiful manners, spoke several languages and was a beautiful dancer," recalled Joan IRWIN, a retired journalist who knew him in Ottawa and Montreal. "He was very aware of his family background. He lived two-thirds in the present and one-third in the past."
Karl RENNER's socialist connection came through his maternal grandfather, Karl RENNER, the first Chancellor of the Republic of Austria. He was born Karl RENNER- DEUTSCH (his father, Hans DEUTSCH, had hyphenated the two names) in Vienna in 1917. The year of his birth shaped his life. The Austro Hungarian Empire was at war with Britain, Canada and the rest of the Empire, France and Italy and soon the United States. When it ended, so did the Empire that stretched from parts of Poland in the north to Trieste and the Adriatic in the south, covering 11 ethnic groups. Vienna went from being the centre of a polyglot empire of 50 million people to being the capital of a poor man's Switzerland with just three million people.
Karl RENNER, grandfather of the man who has just died in Ottawa, was the son of a Moravian peasant and a prominent socialist politician, first elected to Parliament in 1907. In her book, Paris 1919, University of Toronto historian Margaret MacMILLAN details how Karl RENNER, who was leader of a peace delegation at Versailles, used his charm to save chunks of land for the new Austria. "Karl RENNER, a cheerful, portly man, fond of good food and drink, card games and dancing," was how Ms. MacMILLAN described the Austrian chancellor.
By all accounts, it also described his grand_son, Karl RENNER, who had long since dropped both the hyphen and his father's name. Big-picture politics continued to shape young Karl RENNER's life. When that other Austrian, Adolf HITLER, took over his native country in 1938, young Karl RENNER fled to England. His grandfather remained in Vienna under a kind of house arrest throughout the war and re-surfaced in 1945 to help Austria maintain its delicate balance between the Soviet Union and the West.
In England, the grand_son of the old Austrian Chancellor was a social hit. His dancing skills made him a favourite at balls his Austrian airs added a cosmopolitan sparkle, helped out by anti-Nazi views.
After his internment and then freedom in Canada, Mr. RENNER returned to London and worked for an oil company, travelling across Europe. In 1948-1950 he worked for the International Refuge Organization in Italy. During his time in Europe he maintained his Canadian connection, making freelance radio reports to the International Service.
In the mid 1960s, he returned to Montreal to serve as public-relations officer for the service. By then, the Cold War was at its height and much of the service was broadcasting to the Soviet Union.
Mr. RENNER's ambition was to become head of the department but worried his connection to a famous socialist family might have done in him. "Socialism and communism were seen as closely related during the Cold War," said his wife, Juliet HARRISON. Some of his Friends thought he was thwarted, in part by his own louche image.
"He loved to give the appearance of never working very hard," said Mr. KOCH. His old friend Joan IRWIN remembered that Al Johnson, the Saskatchewan-born president of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, was not fond of the smooth Karl RENNER.
"Al Johnson thought Karl was frivolous," said Ms. IRWIN. And, in many ways, he was. Years of diplomatic parties gave him a weakness for drink. One of his affectations was to carry a silver flask filled with vodka. Eventually, one by one, he gave up his vices.
Some time in the mid-1970s, Karl RENNER moved to Ottawa. He loved it there. The Austrian embassy treated him as a near deity and he was invited to many receptions. Recently, the current ambassador paid him a visit.
He visited Austria often, staying with his mother at the family home near Vienna. When his mother died, the house was dedicated to his grandfather and made into the Renner Museum.
Karl RENNER was born in Vienna on February 7, 1917. He died in Ottawa on January 26, 2005. He was 87.
He is survived by his wife and by a sister who lives in California.
He asked that some of his ashes be buried beside his parents in Austria, and the rest spread at Lake Memphramagog in Quebec's Eastern Townships.

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