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MOTA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-15 published
DUGGAN, Patrick John
Peacefully, at Aurora Resthaven Nursing Home on Saturday, August 13, 2005. Pat DUGGAN in his 91st year, beloved husband of the late Carmel BERGIN. Loving father of Patricia (Patsy) (Mrs. Bruce GRAHAM) of Schomberg, Paul of Schomberg, John of Ottawa, Bill and his late wife Kathleen of Pottageville, Mary and her late husband Wayne DOVE of Schomberg, Tom and his wife Vel of Tottenham, and Elaine (Mrs. Steve MOTA) of Newmarket. Loved by his 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Allan, Gertrude, Veronica, Kathleen, and the late Jim, Mike, Wilfred, Vince and Cyril. Resting at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Rd., Tottenham (905) 936-3477 on Monday, August 15, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Patrick's Church, Schomberg 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 16, 2005, followed by interment in St Patrick's Cemetery, Lloydtown.

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MOTE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-10-06 published
PADDON, Donald Wayne
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton on Tuesday, evening October 4th, 2005 of the age of 62 years, Don PADDON, of Port Elgin. Husband of Mary PADDON. Father of Karen and her husband Les MOTE, of Holland Landing. Kathy and her husband Paul BASS, of Burlington, Craig, of Canmore, Alberta, and Kyle and Jane, of Coquitlam, British Columbia. Papa to Daniel, Meghan, Emily, and Madison. Brother of Bob and his wife Lenore, of Port Elgin, Jim and his wife Sherry, of Komoka. Brother-in-law of Cathy PADDON, of Port Elgin. Nephew of George REEVES, of Port Elgin. He is predeceased by his brother Ken PADDON. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 6th, 2005. Funeral service will be conducted in Port Elgin United Church, 840 Bruce Street, Port Elgin on Friday at 11: 00 a.m. with the Reverend Gordon WILLIAMS officiating. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation M.R.I. Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com
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MOTE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-28 published
LINTHWAITE, Gladys Lorraine
Passed suddenly at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Vernon, British Columbia (formerly of Delaware, Ontario), Thursday September 8 in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Stanley Howard LINTHWAITE (1997) and loving mother of the late Clifford Howard LINTHWAITE (1964,) Deborah and her husband David CLARKIN of Vernon, British Columbia. Dear grandmother of Charity CLARKIN of Guelph, Ontario and Courtney and her husband Mark WEBSTER of Kelowna, British Columbia. Also survived by sisters Violet CHANNON and Margaret PEAKER and a brother Dennis MOTE as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Interment will take place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery at a later date. A memorial Life Celebration will be held at 123 Marlborough Street, London, On, Saturday October 22, 2005 at 1 p.m.

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MOTE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-21 published
MOTE, Verna and Leroy
In loving memory of our parents, Verna, February 6th, 1996 and Leroy, September 10, 2002. To our very special parents Who will always be part of so many special memories, We love and miss you both so very much. Lovingly remembered by your children, grand and great-grandchildren.

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MOTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-06 published
LLOYD, Bill
At Ross Memorial Hospital on Monday, October 3, 2005, Bill LLOYD of Bobcaygeon, formerly of Toronto, at the age of 75. Loving husband of Eialeen LLOYD and the late Maggie LLOYD. Special father of chosen children Molly (Don) MOTH, Edward ANDERSON and Neil MESHER. Step-father of Violet STRAIN and Lloyd COCKBURN and their families. Step-grandfather of Kelly (Ian) BAKER. Grampie of step-great-grandchilden Travis BAKER, Owen BAKER, Andrew PARKS and Lucas PARKS. A memorial service will be held on October 16, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. at "Just for the Halibut", 17 King St. E., Bobcaygeon. Arrangements by Monk Funeral Home, Bobcaygeon (866-393-0063). If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Messages of condolence and donations may be placed at www.monkfuneralhome.com

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MOTHERSELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-17 published
CREWSON, Edwin Walter “Ted&rdquo
Peacefully at Lee Manor on Tuesday, November 15th, 2005. Ted CREWSON formerly of Owen Sound in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Betty (née MOTHERSELL.) Dear father of Deanne ELCK of Elkhart, Indiana and Philip and his wife Sandra of Leesburg, Virginia. Sadly missed by two grandchildren David and April and three great grandchildren Mindy, Nicholas and Shayna. Also survived by two brothers Glen and his wife Elda of Hamilton and Jim and his wife Joan of Trenton. Predeceased by a brother Austin and a son in law Paul ELCK. A private family service will be held at Lee Manor. Interment, Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, Calvary Missionary Church or Sauble Christian Fellowship Church would be appreciated and may be made through the Tannahill Funeral Home 376-3710. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.tannahill.com

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MOTHERSIL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-13 published
GIBSON, Elizabeth
Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Saturday, July 9th, 2005, in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Leonard J. GIBSON. Dear mother of Jim GIBSON (Hennie,) Pat GIBSON (Grace,) Terry GIBSON (Sandy), Del MOTHERSIL (Dave), Karl GIBSON (Brenda), Laurie BOOK, Kelly JONES (Ron,) and Phil GIBSON. Proud grandmother of Lynn, Melisa, Carrie, Lisa, Ashlee, Amy, Matt, Holly, Jason, Rachael, Clayton, Crystal, David, and Mark. Great-grandmother of Jack, Katie, Ava, Elijah, Samson, Caroline, Brent and Audrey. Friends will be received at the W.C. Town Funeral Chapel, 110 Dundas St. E., Whitby (905) 668-3410 on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service at the funeral home on Thursday at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Whitby.

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MOTT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-08-16 published
WILSON, A. Ross
Ross WILSON, former employee of Robert Simpson Co. Ltd and Mueller Interiors, passed away peacefully at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Sunday, August 14th, 2005 at the age of 93. Much loved husband of the late Marilyn Frieda (MOTT) and the late Nancy (DRUMMOND.) Dear father of Kathryn (Hendrik) BYKERK, Donna (John) DANCEY and Karen (John) WILSON. Beloved grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of six. Predeceased by a brother, Thomas WILSON, and a sister, Helena REEVES. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, in Meaford, on Tuesday evening from 7: 00 until 9:00 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted at Knox Presbyterian Church in Meaford, on Wednesday, August 17th, 2005, at 1: 30 p.m. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford General Hospital Foundation, or the Meaford Nursing Home Auxiliary Memorial Fund or a charity of choice would be appreciated. Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford.
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MOTT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-07 published
AYRES, Hazel E. (née BARBER)
At London Health Sciences Centre on Wednesday, January 5th, 2005, Hazel E. (BARBER) AYRES of London, and formerly of Simcoe, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Harvey AYRES (1993.) Survived by her daughter Deborah and her husband Joe MARTELLE. Also by her grand_son Derek MURTLAND and his fiancee Anita PUIM step-grandchildren Tina and Jim HAWKINS, Holly MARTELLE and Eric CORNELIS, Jamie and Shannon MARTELLE and great-grand_sons Joey and Geoffrey HAWKINS. Dear sister of Velma MURPHY and her husband Bill of Saint Thomas, Melvin BARBER and his wife Dorothy of Ingersoll, Gerald BARBER and his wife Betty of Beachville, and Gladys MOTT and her husband Norman of Ingersoll. Survived also by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Roy and Mae BARBER, her sister Bertha HUNTER and her brother Max BARBER. Hazel was born at Wyndham Centre in 1925 then moved to Simcoe where she worked for many years. After she quit work she did fundraising for the March of Dimes. In 1979 she moved to London into the first Cheshire Home. She worked at the London Community Resources Centre for 14 years. Since then she has been the major Fund Raiser for Cheshire Twinning in India. Also making the gardens at Cheshire III beautiful by fundraising and organizing volunteers to do the work. Even though Hazel has been disabled by rheumatoid arthritis for over 55 years, she has devoted her life to helping others. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, January 9th at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where a service to celebrate Hazel's life will be held in the chapel on Monday, January 10th at 11 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to Cheshire Homes, 50 King Street, London, N6A 5L7; the Ontario March of Dimes, 700 Richmond Street, Suite 310, London, N6A 5C7; or the charity of your choice. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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MOTT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-21 published
BARBER, Melvin Roy
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital London, on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 Melvin Roy BARBER of Ingersoll in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Dorothy Muriel (Vickers). Dear father of Beverley and Wayne WEST of R.R.#3, Ingersoll, Kathleen and Mark BRUNNER of Saint Thomas, Elizabeth BARBER, Melva BARBER and her companion Frank DURHAM, and Ted and John BARBER all of Ingersoll. Brother of Velma and William MURPHY of Saint Thomas, Gerald and Betty BARBER of Beachville, and Gladys and Norman MOTT of Ingersoll, two sisters Hazel and Bertha and one brother Max. Also loved by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one daughter Carole GRBAC. At dad's request there will be no visitation. Cremation. A celebration of Melvin's life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 119, 211 Thames Street North, Ingersoll on Saturday, January 22nd from 2 to 4 p.m. A family graveside service will follow at a later date. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be given to the charity of one's choice and may be arranged through the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home (519-285-2427).

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MOTT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-08 published
GUSTIN, Barbara
Peacefully at the London Health Sciences Centre, South Street Campus on Wednesday, April 6, 2005 Barbara GUSTIN of London in her 68th year. Beloved wife for 46 years of John GUSTIN. Loving mother of Debbie and her husband Rick ZWICKER and Fred GUSTIN, all of London. Proud grandmother of Cody. Dear sister of Marie and Phil JACKSON, Joan and Ray L'ECUYER, Nancy MOTT and Lorna and Carl EDMONDSON. Predeceased by her parents Orville (Tiny) and Lorena ARMES. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home (2240 Wharncliffe Road South, Lambeth) on Friday from 7-9 p.m. where the complete Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at 11: 30 a.m. with Reverend Brian McKAY officiating. Cremation. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation gratefully acknowledged. Please sign the Family Book of Condolence at www.obituariestoday.com

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MOTT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-11 published
McGREGOR, Elva (née LEVITT)
At her residence, on Saturday, October 8, 2005. Elva McGREGOR (née LEVITT) 90 years, of Petrolia. Predeceased by her husband Gordon (1982.) Dear mother of Gary and Dolores McGREGOR and Ken and Jean McGREGOR all of Petrolia, Paul and Donna McGREGOR of Davenport, Iowa and Jayne and Ron HUNTER of Oil Springs. Dear sister of Ruby and Guy MOTT of Sarnia. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitors will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Dean ADLAM of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com

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MOTT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-03 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Arthur
At Parkwood (Veterans) Hospital, London on Monday, October 31, 2005, Arthur STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, formerly of R.R.#2, Ingersoll, in his 90th year, Veteran of World War 2. son of the late Charles and Margaret STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Husband of the late Shirley (SALWAY) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (2004.) Dear father of Karen TYE of Kingston, Brian of R.R.#2, Ingersoll, Barry of R.R.#2, Ingersoll, Brad and friend Holly of R.R.#2, Ingersoll, Cathy MOTT of Woodstock and Tracey and husband Rick TOWNSEND of R.R.#1, Beachville. Dear grandfather of Tanya, Curtis, Jason, Rebekah, Steven, Douglas, Darrell, Kevin, Tamara, Brandon, Nicole, Adam and Hannah. Dear great-grandfather of Taylor, Sierra, Josiah, Raven and Johnathan. Survived by his brother Jim STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and wife Judy of London, sisters-in-law Doris and Betty STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Woodstock and Janet STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of London and brother-in-law George GOUDY of Sarnia. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers and sisters, Bill, Gladys, Charles, John, Ethel, Irene, Carl, Margaret and Harold. Friends will be received at Calvary Pentecostal Church, 65 Lansdowne Avenue, Woodstock on Friday, November 4, 2005 from 4-5 p.m. where a Memorial Service will be held at 5: 00 p.m. Memorial donations to Oxford M.S. Society or Alzheimer Society or Royal Canadian Legion Branch #495 Beachville would be appreciated. McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, Ingersoll (519-425-1600).

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MOTT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-28 published
MOTT, Sally Ann (WHITE/WHYTE, née ASKEW)
On December 23rd, 2005, surrounded by her family, Sally Ann (WHITE/WHYTE, ASKEW,) of Belleville passed into eternal rest following a lengthy courageous battle with cancer. She is sadly missed by her devoted husband Jim, daughter Susan of Abbotsford, British Columbia and son David (Alexi) of Toronto, as well as siblings Grant (Angie) ASKEW of Lindsay, Henry (Nancy) ASKEW, Stan (Barb) ASKEW of London, Barbara SWEET of Woodbridge and Mary LAWSON of London. Also grieved by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews. Arrangements entrusted to John R. Bush Funeral Home, 80 Highland Ave. Belleville. Following cremation a memorial service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, December 29th. 2005 at 2 p.m. with visitation 1 hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers donations to the Belleville General Hospital Oncology Department (Dr. LEVESQUE) or to the Victorian Order of Nurses would be appreciated.

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MOTT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-03 published
COLE, Arthur Renwick Cooper, M.D., F.R.C.P.C.
Died peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 1st, 2005 in his 85th year. Much loved husband of E. Anne COLE (née MOTT) and father of David (and Linda STIRK,) Peter (and Irene LEGENDRE,) Susan (and Ralph WHITNEY,) and James (and Donna KRY,) and grandfather of Emily and Gregory; Brian, Stephen, and Jennifer; John, Anne, and Ellen; and Amelia. He is survived by his brother Thomas F.C. COLE, and his sister-in-law Jean Murray COLE. He is predeceased by his sister Pat COLE, brothers Alfred O.C. COLE and John E.C. COLE (his wife Jane,) and sister-in-law Marianne COLE (née MARKS.) Art attended University of Toronto Schools, and then entered medical school at the University of Toronto to graduate in 1943 and join the Royal Canadian Navy. After a tour of duty overseas, he undertook postgraduate training in pediatrics, and joined the staff at the Hospital for Sick Children where he worked for more than 30 years. Art enjoyed an active private practice in North Toronto as well as a long and productive career in pediatric medicine associated with the University of Toronto. He was passionate about family and Friends, but also loved music (and musicals), gardening, stamp collecting, curling, and the daily crossword puzzle. Art was never happier than when at the cottage on his beloved Stoney Lake. Special thanks to Friends and neighbours for their constant support over the years. A private service will be held at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) on Saturday March 5th at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Hospital for Sick Children, or a charity of your choice.

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MOTT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-16 published
WILSON, A. Ross
Former employee of Robert Simpson Co. Ltd. and Mueller Interiors, passed away peacefully at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Sunday, August 14, 2005, at the age of 93. Much loved husband of the late Marilyn Frieda (MOTT) and the late Nancy (DRUMMOND.) Dear father of Kathryn (Hendrik) BYKERK, Donna (John) DANCEY and Karen (John) WILSON. Beloved grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of six. Predeceased by a brother Thomas WILSON and a sister Helena REEVES. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Tuesday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at Knox Presbyterian Church in Meaford on Wednesday, August 17, 2005, at 1: 30 p.m. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford General Hospital Foundation, or the Meaford Nursing Home Auxiliary Memorial Fund or a charity of choice would be appreciated. Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford.

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MOTT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-22 published
MOTT, Judith Anne
With her family by her side, at the Belleville General Hospital, on Thursday, January 20, 2005, following a lengthy illness. Born in Belleville on March 29, 1942, Judith was the daughter of the late Mary and Harold MOTT, also of Belleville. Judith is survived by her brother Allan MOTT (Pat TRETINA) of Belleville, her nephews Curtis MOTT (Lori) of Belleville, and Casy MOTT (Courtney HATFIELD) of White Rock, British Columbia, her niece Jennifer TRETINA (Matthews JEFFS,) all of Belleville, and her great-niece and nephews Hunter and Jaden MOTT of Belleville, Justin JEFFS of Belleville, and Jackson HATFIELD of White Rock, British Columbia. Judith will be sadly missed by her circle of Friends from Toronto and Belleville and by Carol TRUMAN (Tony, Emily, and Daniel,) also of Belleville. Visitation will take place Sunday, January 23rd from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at John R. Bush Funeral Home, 80 Highland Ave., Belleville. Respecting Judith's wishes, a private family graveside service will be held at the Belleville Cemetery. Memorial donations to Hospice Quinte would be appreciated by the family. John R. Bush Chapel, 1-613-968-5588

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MOTT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-02 published
KIRK- JONES, Lillian (née MOTT)
Entered into rest very peacefully, in her sleep, on Sunday, May 1, 2005, in her 87th year. She leaves behind her sons Carl (Vicki) and Fred (Roseanne), her granddaughter Lee-Anne, her sister Kathleen (Chesley), her nephews Gary (Valerie), Randy (Lena), and her great-nephews Matthew, Mark, Corbin and Jordan. Many thanks to the management and staff at the Village of Erin Meadows for all the good times and great care given to Lillian. At Lillian's request, there will be no service or visitation. Cremation to follow and her ashes will be spread on Musselman's Lake.

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MOTT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-16 published
WILSON, A. Ross
Ross WILSON, former employee of Robert Simpson Co. Ltd. and Mueller Interiors, passed away peacefully at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Sunday, August 14, 2005 at the age of 93. Much loved husband of the late Marilyn Frieda (MOTT) and the late Nancy (DRUMMOND.) Dear father of Kathryn (Hendrik) BYKERK, Donna (John) DANCEY and Karen (John) WILSON. Beloved grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of six. Predeceased by a brother Thomas WILSON and a sister Helena REEVES. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Tuesday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at Knox Presbyterian Church in Meaford on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford General Hospital Foundation, or the Meaford Nursing Home Auxiliary Memorial Fund or a charity of choice would be appreciated. Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford.

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MOTTA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-29 published
MOGYOROSY, Concepcion " Connie" (née PEREZ)
(December 8, 1944-May 27, 2005)
Peacefully on Friday, May 27, 2005 at the Carpenter Hospice, Burlington. Beloved wife of Joseph, loving mother of Thérèse (Benoit LANGEVIN) and devoted Lola of Jacob. Survived by sisters Lucia (Eliseo ESER,) Aurora (Joseph DE LEON,) Maria Asuncion (John MOTTA,) Corazon (Rosendo DUMLAO,) Sr. Josemila M.C. (Milagros) and brothers Jose (Berna) and Eladio Jr. (Julia). She will be greatly missed but fondly remembered by several cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and numerous Friends in Canada, California, New York and the Philippines. Predeceased by parents Eladio PEREZ Sr. and Honorata ANACLETO and brother Pedro. Relatives and Friends may call at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street, (one block north of City Hall) Burlington (905-632-3333) on Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, (Brant Street at Blairholm), Burlington on Monday, May 30, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Private Interment. The family is deeply grateful and immensely indebted to the numerous caregivers at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, nurses and volunteers at the Carpenter Hospice, and hosts of Friends, co-legionaries and ministers who came with loving support, comfort and compassion in their time of grief. Donations to the Carpenter Hospice and/or Christian Child Care International would be much appreciated. Vigil for Connie Sunday 3 p.m. at the Funeral Home. www.smithsfh.com

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MOTTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-06 published
MOTTON, Bessie (née SHELDON)
Surrounded by Family on Saturday, June 4, 2005 at the age of 77. Beloved wife of the late Richard (Dick). Loving mother of Richard (Janet), Trudy (Peter), Cindy, Susan and Kathy (Dave). Survived by sisters Marjorie (Mrs. Harvey BRADIMORE) of Coboconk and Patricia (Mrs. Elwood RYAN) of Victoria Road. Joyful grandmother of 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Friends may visit the Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Ave. E. on Monday, June 6th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, June 7th in the funeral home chapel. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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MOTTRAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-29 published
DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Marie A. (née KELLY)
Age 73, of Poole, Ontario passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on Saturday, December 24, 2005. Born in Stratford, daughter of the late Andrew Thomas KELLY and the former Hannah WALSH. Survived by Don TOMSETT, two sons Michael (Mickey) DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS and wife Sheila and Kerry DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, grandchildren Jennifer and Nicole. Dear sister of Margaret DIETRICH, Rita MOTTRAM and husband George and Joe KELLY. Also survived by Jack D. DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a son Johnny DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, brothers John and his wife Rita, Andy and his wife Claire, Clete and his wife Marguerite, sister Frances HEFFERNAN and her husband Ormie, brother-in-law Francis DIETRICH and sister-in-law Margaret KELLY. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Saturday, December 31st from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Reverend Fr. Dick BESTER will officiate. Interment will be in Avondale Cemetery at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Palliative Care Unit of the Stratford General Hospital through the funeral home.

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MOTTRAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-19 published
MOTTRAM, Basil Charles
It is with great sadness our family announces the sudden passing of Baz, on Saturday, March 12, 2005, at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry, at age 84. Baz is survived by his wife of 62 years Betty, his sons and their wives, Doug and Heather, and Jim and Morag, and by his grand_sons Brendan and Adrian. Baz worked as a Customs Broker from 1937 until his retirement in 1996, finishing his career as President of Bertram and Cumming Limited. He served his country during World War 2 as a member of the Royal Canadian Artillery with the then secret Radar Surveillance Units. 'Buzz' will be remembered by his family and Friends as a gentle beekeeper, a consummate carpenter, a gifted artist and a tireless punster. All who knew him were touched by his quiet thoughtfulness and kindness. His deep love and affection for his family will be greatly missed. A Private Service was held at the Wagg Funeral Home, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel", 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905 985-2171) on Wednesday, March 16th with Father Peter LACKMANEC officiating. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. On-line condolences may be left at www.waggfuneralhome.com

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MOTUZAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-08 published
JACKSON, Eileen Marie (née KENT)
It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of my dear mother Eileen Marie JACKSON (née KENT) on Wednesday October 5, 2005. She was in her 80th year. Eileen was originally from Preston (Cambridge) recently from Etobicoke (Mimico) where she spent 43 years in that beloved community where she could walk to all the stores and services and where she adored the view from her apartment. Beloved daughter of the late Albert H. KENT (1983,) a World War 1 vet originally from London, England and Fleeta KENT (1987,) originally from Plattsville, Ontario. Cherished wife of the late William (Bill) JACKSON (1996.) Surviving are her daughter Louise MOTUZAS (née WALSH) and her husband Len of London and their children Jonathan and Mark. Dear sister of Betty FREEMAN and her husband Fred of Woodstock, nephews Bill FREEMAN and his wife Gail of Victoria Harbour, Jim FREEMAN and special friend Donna MEYERS of Woodstock, and a niece Diane FREEMAN and her husband Peter HICKS of Kitchener and their families. Eileen was a member of the Lakeshore Rug Hooking Group. At Eileen's request a private family service will be held at a later date where her nephew Pastor Bill FREEMAN will officiate. Contributions to the St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation c/o The Elderly Research Parkwood Hospital, 801 Commissioners Road East, London, Ontario N6C 5J1 would be appreciated and may be arranged through the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock (519-539-0004). Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com A special thank-you goes to Mary DOHERTY, Eileen's caregiver at Parkwood Hospital, Dr. Dan WINTERBURN and the team of doctors and staff of Parkwood Palliative Care, and Dr. EISNER and her team in Toronto.

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MOTUZAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-08 published
JACKSON, Eileen Marie (née KENT)
It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of my dear mother Eileen Marie JACKSON (née KENT) on Wednesday, October 5, 2005. She was in her 80th year. Eileen was originally from Preston (Cambridge), recently from Etobicoke (Mimico), where she spent 43 years in that beloved community where she could walk to all the stores and services and where she adored the view from her apartment. Beloved daughter of the late Albert H. KENT (1983,) a W.W. I Veteran originally from London, England and Fleeta KENT (1987,) originally from Plattsville, Ontario. Cherished wife of the late William (Bill) JACKSON (1996.) Surviving are her daughter Louise MOTUZAS (née WALSH) and her husband Len of London and their children Jonathan and Mark. Dear sister of Betty FREEMAN and her husband Fred of Woodstock, nephews Bill FREEMAN and his wife Gail of Victoria Harbour, Jim FREEMAN and special friend Donna MEYERS of Woodstock, and a niece Diane FREEMAN and her husband Peter HICKS of Kitchener and their families. Eileen was a member of the Lakeshore Rug Hooking Group. At Eileen's request a private family service will be held at a later date where her nephew Pastor Bill FREEMAN will officiate. Contributions to the St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation c/o The Elderly Research Parkwood Hospital, 801 Commissioners Road E., London, Ontario N6C 5J1 would be appreciated and may be arranged through the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (519-539-0004). Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com. A special thank-you goes to Mary DOHERTY, Eileen's caregiver at Parkwood Hospital, Dr. Dana WINTERBURN and the team of doctors and staff of Parkwood Palliative Care, and Dr. Eisner and her team in Toronto.

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MOTZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-18 published
DRUMM, Joseph William
(Flight Lieutenant, Royal Canadian Air Force, retired C.D.) With family present, Joseph passed away peacefully, at Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, July 16, 2005. Joseph was a friend, mentor, and father to Diane and husband Tom BIRRELL of Bobcaygeon, Warren and wife Debbie DRUMM of Orillia, Laurie and husband Dr. Alan CLIFFORD of Chatham. An active part of his grandchildren's lives, he will be kept in the hearts of Joe-Ann McCUE, Tracy CRESSWELL, Leslie MOTZ, Carolyn DUNN, Michael DRUMM, Christopher DRUMM, Scott CLIFFORD, Aimee CLIFFORD, as well as eight great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St. N., Orillia, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at 11 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Messages of condolence are welcomed at www.mundellfuneralhome.com.

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MOTZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-09 published
He made his mark on city and nation
By WARREN Gerard, Special To The Star
Beland HONDERICH rose from plain beginnings to become one of the most influential Canadians of his day, using his power as publisher of Canada's largest newspaper to influence the agenda in politics and business at every level.
At the same time he set new standards for informed, in-depth, responsible reporting.
HONDERICH, publisher of the Toronto Star for 22 of his 52 years at the paper, died in Vancouver at 86 yesterday following a stroke.
HONDERICH was a fiercely private man, almost reclusive, but that didn't keep him from being an impatient perfectionist, a leader whose principal ethic was work.
The Star was his life, his passion.
Among his many honours, and one he treasured, was his election in 1986 to the News Hall of Fame by journalists across Canada for leading "Canadian newspapers into a new direction, taking readers backstage to explore and explain the current events that shaped their lives."
HONDERICH left the publisher's office in 1988, going on to become board chairman of the newspaper and its parent company, Torstar Corp. He retired from that position in 1994, but maintained an office across from the newsroom on the fifth floor at One Yonge St. until 1999.
Beland Hugh HONDERICH was born in Kitchener on November 25, 1918, and grew up in the nearby village of Baden. He was proud of his pioneer roots -- Mennonites from Germany who found religious freedom in Waterloo County in the early 1800s.
"My father was a man who stood for religious freedom, and I am proud to follow in his footsteps," HONDERICH once said.
His father, John HONDERICH, was ostracized in the staunchly traditional Mennonite community because he and young Beland went to hear a speaker from another Amish sect. The shunning, as it was called, meant that other Reform Mennonites were forbidden to sit down to eat with them or to shake their hands.
Nor did his father quite fit in with his thrifty, hard-working neighbours in other ways. A sometime beekeeper, homespun village philosopher, printer and pamphleteer for liberal causes, he was "not a very good provider" in a community where work was next to godliness.
His mother, Rae, was the family's main breadwinner. She was the local telephone operator, a job that included the use of a train station in Baden which served as a home for the HONDERICHs and their six children. HONDERICH recalled that the family never went hungry, but there was little money for anything but food.
He gathered coal along the railway tracks to heat their home and carried water in summer to gangs of workers repairing the roads. In the mornings, he worked around the Canadian National Railway station, sweeping and cleaning up for 40 cents a day.
Despite winning a regional debating championship with his sister Ruth -- they defended the proposition that the Soviet way of life was superior to the American way -- he struggled to pass high school entrance examinations.
HONDERICH didn't do well in high school. And it didn't help that he had to hitchhike 16 kilometres to and from school in Kitchener. As a result, his attendance was spotty and his marks were poor. He was demoted in his second year to a commercial course "where at least I learned to type."
Discouraged, he dropped out of school and got a job as a farmhand at the beginning of the Great Depression, much to his mother's displeasure. "You can do better than that," he recalled her saying on more than one occasion.
The farm job didn't last. His introduction to reporting came about because his father was hard of hearing and took his son to public meetings and political rallies to take notes. It taught the young HONDERICH, who was later to battle deafness himself, to write quickly and accurately.
He inherited a Kitchener-Waterloo Record paper route from one of his brothers, which led him to become the paper's correspondent for Baden at 10 cents a column inch. He created news by organizing a softball team and covering its games for the paper.
When he was 17, fires on successive nights destroyed two barns owned by a prominent Baden farmer. Arson was suspected and the young HONDERICH's coverage so impressed his editors that they offered him a tryout as a cub reporter in Kitchener at $15 a week.
He showed up for work in a mismatched jacket and pants and with his two front teeth missing from a tough hockey game the night before. He didn't shine as a reporter.
The publisher, W.J. MOTZ, concluded after a week that HONDERICH was in the wrong line of work and told city editor Art LOW/LOWE/LOUGH to fire him. But LOW/LOWE/LOUGH saw something in the youngster and persuaded MOTZ to give him a second chance.
LOW/LOWE/LOUGH worked HONDERICH hard. He gave him an assignment each evening to go along with his day job. Ed HAYES, who worked at the Record in those days, recalled in an interview that HONDERICH (or "Bee" as he was nicknamed) was determined to succeed.
"Each reporter was supposed to turn in a story every afternoon at the end of his shift. Bee wasn't satisfied with that. He'd turn in two, three or more.
"He was the darling of the city desk."
As time went by, he improved, becoming more and more confident. He was also developing into a perfectionist. So much so, in fact, that he'd bet an ice cream with an assistant city editor that he would find nothing that needed to be changed in a HONDERICH story.
At first, he recalled, it cost him a lot of ice cream cones, but later he rarely had to pay off.
In those early days at the Record, HONDERICH knew he had a country bumpkin image. So when he had saved enough money, he went to a quality menswear store and asked the manager to show him how to dress. He bought a dark pin-striped suit, complete with vest, and that look became his uniform in life.
A fellow staffer at the Record recalled HONDERICH borrowing a bike from a delivery boy and speeding off to an assignment in his pin-striped suit.
And co-workers described him as a loner who rarely headed for the beer parlour with the boys after work, though he was known to sip a scotch on special occasions. Mostly, he went to Norm Jones' restaurant for a milkshake.
Though he spent most of his time working, he taught Sunday school at a Presbyterian church, and served as secretary for a minor hockey league.
This involvement brought him into contact with Milt DUNNELL, the legendary Star sports columnist, who had made a name for himself at the Stratford Beacon Herald before heading for Toronto. He told HONDERICH that the Star was looking for reporters to replace those who had enlisted to serve in World War 2. HONDERICH, who had been rejected by the Royal Canadian Air Force and merchant marine because of poor eyesight and hearing, applied to the Star in 1943 and was hired as a reporter for $35 a week.
He was proud that the Kitchener city council gave him a vote of thanks for his fair reporting. And MOTZ, the publisher who thought he would never make it in the newspaper business, begged him not to go.
Stepping into the grandly marbled lobby of the Star's building at 80 King St. W., HONDERICH recalled that he was "scared as hell." But he was in the right place. This was the world of Joe ATKINSON.
As publisher, Joseph E. ATKINSON had guided the paper through most of the first half-century and was seen by friend and foe alike as one of the country's leading reformers. It turned out that the publisher and his new employee had some things in common.
Both had come from large, impoverished, God-fearing families in small-town Ontario, and quit school early to put food on the table. "One thing I had in common with Joe ATKINSON," HONDERICH recalled, "is that I knew need."
There was a major difference, however. ATKINSON was a star of Canadian journalism in 1899 when the new owners of the Toronto Evening Star hired him at 34 to run the paper. HONDERICH was 24 when he arrived at the paper, an unproven asset at the time.
But he didn't take long to prove himself. His work was soon noticed by Harry C. HINDMARSH, ATKINSON's son-in-law and the man who ran the newsroom.
HINDMARSH sent HONDERICH to Saskatchewan for the election that brought Tommy Douglas and the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (later to become the New Democratic Party) to power in 1944.
The next year he was sent back to do a progress report on North America's first socialist government. His stories were so enthusiastically some thought naively -- positive that the Saskatchewan government asked permission to reprint them.
They also caught the eye of Joe ATKINSON, whose reform ideas were at home with the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation's, although he never endorsed the party at election time. HONDERICH was marked as someone worth watching. He was asked to fill in as an editorial writer, the newspaper job he enjoyed most of all.
Some critics said HONDERICH's writing lacked flair or style. But it was clear. He explained complicated matters in simple, accurate terms. His idea was to dive right into a story, delivering the promise of the headline in the first paragraph.
In his reporting career, HONDERICH covered a wide variety of assignments, collecting his share of scoops, enough to impress HINDMARSH. In 1946, he called in HONDERICH, congratulated him on a story, then remarked, "Oh, by the way, the financial editor left today. I'd like you to start as financial editor on Monday."
"But I don't know the difference between a stock and a bond," HONDERICH replied.
"You'll learn," HINDMARSH said.
HONDERICH told HINDMARSH he would take the job on the condition that he be allowed to go back to feature writing if it didn't work out.
"If you don't make a go of it, you'll go out the door," HINDMARSH said in a menacing way.
It goes without saying that HONDERICH made a go of it.
One of the first things he noticed from his new desk was a tailor at work in a building across King St. He decided his business section would write for that tailor, for the ordinary person.
His News Hall of Fame citation noted: "He led in turning the writing and presentation of financial news into a readable subject in terms that interest the average reader." He criticized the stock exchange, questioned banking methods, recommended profit sharing, and supported credit unions and other co-operatives.
But when there were major stories to be covered, HINDMARSH often took HONDERICH out of his financial department and sent him all over the globe -- to Newfoundland on the eve of its joining Canada, to Argentina where press freedom was under attack, to Asia with Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent for the first round-the-world trip taken by a Canadian prime minister, and to Britain for the funeral of George VI.
In 1948, HONDERICH, along with 12 other employees, chartered the first Canadian local of the American Newspaper Guild. As president of the union, he signed the first contract with the Star.
Some members of the union were suspicious, however, thinking that as financial editor he was "a company stooge" trying to make sure the Guild didn't fall into the hands of disgruntled left-wingers.
They weren't aware, however, that he knew all about bad working conditions because he had done both day and night assignments as a young reporter in Kitchener.
He served three terms as Guild president and helped win better pay and working conditions. Later, on the other side of the negotiating table, he continued to believe in the need for an organized newsroom, although that view was severely tested in a bitter strike in HONDERICH had become a major force in the newsroom when ATKINSON died in 1948 after nearly 50 years as publisher of a racy paper with principles.
His death, however, created a crisis at the paper. ATKINSON's will had left the Star to a charitable foundation to be administered by his trustees. However, the Ontario Conservative government passed the Charitable Gifts Act, which said no charity could own more than 10 per cent of a business.
The government may have viewed the will as an attempt to escape death duties, but more likely the legislation was an attempt to muzzle the Star, a liberal thorn in the Tory side.
Nevertheless, it became a distinct possibility the paper might be sold to outside interests. Bidders, including beer baron E.P. TAILOR/TAYLOR, were lining up for a chance to buy what had become Canada's most profitable daily.
The Star was granted stays of execution however, and HINDMARSH, the founder's son-in-law, succeeded ATKINSON until his own death in 1956. In the HINDMARSH years, the paper seemed to lose direction and much of its fairness, particularly in the reporting of politics. The paper's reputation was going downhill.
Meanwhile, HONDERICH had been appointed editor-in-chief in 1955 and a couple of years later he was appointed to the board, after HINDMARSH's sudden death. It put him in the position of becoming an owner of the paper.
Walter GORDON, an accountant who was to become finance minister in Lester Pearson's Liberal government, worked out a plan for the trustees to buy the Star by putting up $1 million among the six of them, including HONDERICH. The paper was valued at $25.5 million.
At the time, the sale price was the most ever paid in Canada for a newspaper, and it turned out to be a steal. Under HONDERICH's leadership, Torstar, the Star's parent company, would become a more than $1 billion enterprise over the next 30-plus years.
For readers and the staff, the HONDERICH years had begun, although he didn't take over as publisher until 1966. Immediately, however, he went about remaking the paper. Headlines didn't scream any more, and the silly and the sensational disappeared from the paper.
HONDERICH was putting his stamp on the Star. Reporting only the facts wasn't good enough. He demanded thorough backgrounding of stories to make them understandable to the average reader. Or, as he said, for "my barber."
He created a great newsroom that included sports columnist DUNNELL and leading Canadian writers such as Pierre BERTON, Peter NEWMAN, Charles TEMPLETON and Nathan COHEN, as well as award-winning cartoonist Duncan MacPHERSON.
HONDERICH returned the Star to the principles of Joseph E. ATKINSON, including a reform-centred editorial policy. Unemployment, affordable housing, adequate welfare benefits, medicare, pensions, minority rights, the need for an independent Canada -- these became subjects he demanded be dealt with on a daily basis.
In one of his rare public appearances, he told a group of editors in 1961 that "the basic function of a newspaper is to inform, to tell the public what is happening in the community, in the nation and in the world. You will notice I did not use the word, entertain." He felt that television had made entertainment a secondary function for newspapers. "How much better then, to concentrate on what we can do best, and that is to inform the public."
The change was most evident in the Star's treatment of politics and economics. The background feature gradually became commonplace in North American journalism, and a poll of U.S. editors rated the Star one of the world's 10 top foreign papers.
Critics of the HONDERICH way -- many of them highly placed in the paper -- couldn't wait for HONDERICH's grey, humourless Star to fail, but they were doomed to disappointment, just as surely as the Star's competitor -- the unchanging Telegram -- was doomed to extinction.
Not only did the Star's circulation grow, so did its profits.
Honesty and integrity were words that most people associated with HONDERICH. But many on his staff found him a demanding taskmaster, an uncompromising and often difficult man to deal with. There was never any doubt that Beland HONDERICH was the boss. He wasn't one for chit-chat.
Early in his career as publisher, he all but cut himself off from the social whirl of movers and shakers. He admitted to becoming almost reclusive after finding himself challenged at social functions and parties to defend Star policies he felt needed no defence, especially since he had put them into place.
But he never felt that way about the public at large. The so-called Little Guy could get him on the phone more easily than a celebrity could. His home number was in the book. And in the days when the Star was an afternoon paper, it wasn't unusual for an evening editor to get a call from HONDERICH, who in turn had received an irate call at home from a reader whose paper hadn't been delivered.
The paper would be delivered by taxi, and the taxi company was instructed to report to the editor the moment the paper had arrived. Then HONDERICH would phone the reader to make sure he was satisfied.
The first part of his 12-hour working day was spent poring over page proofs, quarrelling about leads of stories, questioning something in the 25th paragraph, asking for more background, and demanding follow-ups.
He was articulate, often painfully so for the person at the other end of his complaints. His editors took great pleasure when he demanded "antidotal" leads. He meant anecdotal leads.
Notes with the heavy-handed BHH signature on them rained from his office.
The difficulty everyone had in pleasing him and the way he prowled the newsroom won him the nickname "The Beast." And he was called "Drac" by some editors who thought he, like the vampire, sucked the staff dry.
When the paper departed from what the reader had come to believe was a Star tradition, he took to the typewriter to explain the reasons himself. In 1972, for example, he put his initials on an editorial that explained why the Star was supporting Progressive Conservative Robert Stanfield over Liberal Pierre Trudeau in the federal election.
In his rare public appearances, the nasal flatness of his voice often disguised the passion he felt for a subject. However, he was an effective spokesman for the causes he championed. In defending the Star's strong stand on economic nationalism, he told the Canadian Club it was based on the need to preserve the differences between Canada and the United States.
"I think our society tends to be more compassionate, somewhat less extreme and certainly less violent," he said. "We put more emphasis on basic human needs such as health insurance and pensions."
He warned that increased U.S. ownership of Canadian resources would endanger our ability to maintain those differences.
In a 1989 speech at Carleton University in Ottawa, he caused a stir when he argued that objectivity in newspapers was neither possible nor desirable.
"No self-respecting newspaper deliberately distorts or slants the news to make it conform to its own point of view," he said. "But you cannot publish a newspaper without making value judgments on what news you select to publish and how you present it in the paper.
"And these value judgments reflect a view of society -- a point of view if you will -- that carries as much weight, if not more, than what is said on the editorial page."
Just as ATKINSON used the news pages to popularize reform ideas, HONDERICH used them as a weapon in his own causes.
One example was his reaction to a document leaked to him outlining then-prime minister Brian Mulroney's government strategy on free trade. It said the communications strategy "should rely less on educating the public than getting across the message that the free trade initiative is a good idea -- in other words a selling job."
HONDERICH made sure all aspects of free trade were put under the kind of scrutiny the government wanted to avoid, particularly the possible effects on employment and social benefits.
Simon REISMAN, the bellicose chief trade negotiator, accused HONDERICH of personally waging a vendetta against free trade. He said HONDERICH used the Star "in a manner that contradicts every sense of fairness and decency in the newspaper business."
In reply, the unrepentant publisher said: "The role of a newspaper, as I see it, is to engage in the full and frank dissemination of the news and opinion from the perspective of its values and particular view of society. It should report the news fairly and accurately, reflect all pertinent facts and opinions and not only what the official establishment thinks and says."
As publisher, he demonstrated an impressive business savvy for a man who once said he hardly knew the difference between a stock and a bond. In 1972, he moved the paper to new quarters at One Yonge St.
And later, in his position as chief executive officer of the parent company, Torstar Corp., he acquired Harlequin Enterprises, the world's largest publisher of romance books, and 15 community newspapers to add to the 14 the Star already owned in the Toronto area.
At the same time, HONDERICH still was very much making his mark in journalism. He was the first in Canada to introduce a bureau of accuracy and to appoint an ombudsman to represent the reader in the newsroom. In a wider sense, he was the main force behind the establishment of the Ontario Press Council, where readers can take their complaints to an independent body.
As well as his election to the News Hall of Fame, he was honoured in other ways, receiving doctors of law degrees from Wilfrid Laurier and York universities, and the Order of Canada in 1987.
HONDERICH was married three times, the last time on New Year's Day 2000 to Rina WHELAN of Vancouver, the city where he lived until his death. He had two sons: John, who followed in his father's footsteps to become publisher of the Star, and David, an entrepreneur and one daughter, Mary, a philosophy and English teacher. He also had six grandchildren.
Even into his eighties, HONDERICH exercised daily and loved to play bridge, golf and fish.
Charles E. PASCAL, executive director of the Atkinson Charitable Foundation, recalled golfing with HONDERICH after he had entered his eighties. PASCAL was in his mid-fifties.
"I expected to be slowed down by playing with a couple of guys in their seventies and one in his eighties," PASCAL said. "Bee, as with everything else, played golf with determination, focus and tenacity. I was quite impressed with his golfing. He was very competitive."
After HONDERICH stepped down as publisher in 1988, and as a director of Torstar in 1995, he lost none of his zeal for pursuing causes. He did this through the Atkinson Charitable Foundation and his own personal philanthropy.
"His role on our board was absolutely essential, forceful, radical," PASCAL said.
"I had the sense that the older he got he became more and more impatient. He was impatient, just impatient, about all that is yet to be done by governments and others to reduce the inequities for those who are disadvantaged through no fault of their own."
He was generous in his giving and, as was his character, he had no interest in public recognition or praise.
"He just had no time whatsoever for personal recognition," PASCAL recalled.
"I think he would have liked to have been around forever if for no other reason than to contribute more."
At HONDERICH's request, there will be a cremation, after which the family will hold a small private gathering to celebrate his life.

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MOTZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-17 published
BUSHELL, Jean C. (née SCOTT)
Peacefully at her nursing home in Burnaby, British Columbia, Thursday, December 8, 2005. Daughter of Luther SCOTT and Louise YOERGER. Jean now joins her predeceased loving husband Jack, brother Harold SCOTT and his wife Elsie and her loving daughter Beverley LOTEN (Roger.) Beloved mother of Reverend James BUSHELL (Cathy). Jean will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Michael, Julie (Tom MOTZ), Christy (Paul WAIN) and Jamie as well as her great-grandchildren Catherine, Zachary and step-grandchildren Kaila and Brandon. Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Wednesday, December 21, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service Thursday, December 22 at 1: 00 p.m. in Carville United Church. Interment in Carville Cemetery.

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