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MUGFORD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-11 published
MATHIEU, Raymond " Ray" Joseph Sr.
At London Health Sciences Centre, Westminster Campus on Saturday July 9th, 2005. Raymond (Ray) Joseph MATHIEU Sr. of London in his 71st year. Beloved husband of the late Eleanor MATHIEU (July 21st, 2004). Dear father, grandfather and greatgrandfather of Judy MUGFORD, Debbie (Shaun) GAGNE, Raymond (Lesley), Jeff (Sharlene), Sherry (Doug), Rob, Matty, Amanda, Marcy, Reese, Benton, Brittany, Kyle and Riley. Dear brother of Rita, Robert, Shirley and twin sister May. Predeceased by brothers Leslie and Desmond. Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home (1 block east of Egerton St.) 648 Hamilton Road on Monday 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, July 12th, 2005 at 11 a.m., with Reverend Ernest CRAWFORD officiating. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the charity of your choice. On-line condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Ray MATHIEU.

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MUGFORD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-02 published
MUGFORD, Jennifer Margaret (née SMITH)
Passed away after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her family and Friends at her home on Sunday, July 31, 2005 at the age of 52 years. 21 years Canadian Forces (Master Corporal) Canadian Forces Decoration and Queens Jubilee Medal. Loving wife of Ken MUGFORD of Trenton. Beloved mother of Elsie MUGFORD at home, step mother of Scott and Corey MUGFORD and mother at heart to Dawn TRACEY and her son Chase. Survived by her parents Harold and Elizabeth SMITH of Southampton, Ontario and her sister Susan HARRISON of Palgrave, Ontario. Remembered and loved by all. Friends are invited to call at the Weaver Family Funeral Home - West Chapel, 170 Dundas St. West, Trenton on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at King Street United Church on Wednesday, August 3, 2005 at 11 a.m. Reverend Janet STEPHENS officiating. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Quinte Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.weaverfuneralhomes.com

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MUGFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-22 published
MUGFORD, James K. " Jim"
(Former Owner of All Seasons Marine) Passed away peacefully at Ajax-Pickering Hospital on Sunday, March 20, 2005 in his 72nd year. Jim MUGFORD, dearly beloved husband of Lorna MUGFORD of Whitby. Loving father of Cathy and her husband Scott PEEL and Jamie and his wife Dianne MUGFORD. Dear Popa to Hayley, J.J. and Alexandra. Dear brother of Marvin (Elsie) MUGFORD, Ian BEWS, Elizabeth FRANKLIN, Ruth WAGNER (Rick), Joyce MacKENZIE and predeceased by George and Dolly MUGFORD and Roy MUGFORD. Jim will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, father-in-law Tom JORDAN, brother-in-law Earl (Rita) JORDAN and sister-in-law Lois (Ron) BUKER. Family and Friends may call at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, March 24, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Salvation Army or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.

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MUGFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-02 published
PARKER, Margaret
Peacefully, at Buckingham Manor, Stouffville, on Thursday, April 28, 2005, in her 98th year. Widow of Les (1965). Lovingly remembered by her sister Florence CLAYTON; her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers Bill and Steve MUGFORD. A Funeral will take place at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home. Interment Prospect Cemetery.

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MUGFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-12 published
PIKE, Mildred Lillian (née BROWN)
(November 17, 1922-December 7, 2005)
Suddenly and tragically on December 7, 2005 as the result of massive stroke followed by a car accident while driving home from a family weekend. Our Mom, Mildred PIKE (née BROWN,) has now gone to be with her love, our Dad, Bill. Mom leaves behind her devastated extended family of Karen MUGFORD (Al,) Bill PIKE (Anne) and her "baby," Jim PIKE (Regina.) She was a doting and devoted Grandmother to Rory FITZPATRICK (Dianne,) Neil FITZPATRICK (Stephanie,) Joshua PIKE, Jennifer PIKE, Justin PIKE and Emily PIKE. Her great-grandchildren were her special loves, Jackson, Katie, Julianne, and William... How lucky they were to have had her as their Great-Grammi. Mom was also a special Grandma to Karen BISHOP, Michael MUGFORD (Donna), Lynn KLUGMAN (Steve), Diane BRENNAN (Tom), Janine SKORUPA (Charlie) and Paula MUGFORD. Loving step-great-grandma to Sherrie, Brian, Paul, Jeanette, Jaden, Laura, Jill, Tyler, Erin, Chris and Michael. She leaves behind in Newfoundland, her surviving sisters, Clarice HIGHMORE (Jack,) Daphne SMITH (Azariah, deceased,) Irene HIGHMORE (Les, deceased,) sister-in-law Floss BROWN (Bill,) sister-in-law May HUTCHINGS (Sel,) and Mary HUTCHINGS (Len, deceased) and all their families. Very special Aunt to Pat BROWN and Don and Louise SMITH. Mom was always forever a lady who worked tirelessly for her church, St. James Anglican in Fenelon Falls, as well as their Community Care. After Dad died, her many Friends, especially those at 70 Murray, became her life-line and she enjoyed so much their card games and bus trips together. We are all so grateful for having been part of her life. Our wish is that every child should know the love and devotion of a Mother and Grandmother like our Mom. She will be missed more than words can say and our lives will never be the same. To One who bears the sweetest name And adds luster to the same Long life she had and there's no other Could take the place of our dear Mother. Rest in Peace Sweet Lady. In accordance with Mom's wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, December 17, 11: 00 a.m., St. James Anglican Church, 19 Bond Street E., Fenelon Falls. Visitation with the family at 10: 00 a.m. While flowers are always appreciated, the family would be grateful for donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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MUGGERIDGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-28 published
MUGGERIDGE, John
He was called by God in his 73rd year with his loving family at his side. Born in Croydon, England, in 1933, John went to grammar school at Cranbrook College. After two years national service in Kenya, John graduated from Cambridge University, Jesus College, in history. Shortly after graduation, he immigrated to Canada where he landed a job teaching high school in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. There, he met his future wife Anne-Marie ROCHE, Catholic author and commentator. After an M.A. in history at the University of Toronto, John taught at Ridley College in St. Catharine's. He married Anne in 1960. For the next 25 years, he taught in Toronto and then at Niagara College in Welland, Ontario. John was a devout Catholic. son of British journalist Malcolm MUGGERIDGE, John was also a writer and commentator. Beloved husband of Anne. Loving father of John, Charles, Peter, Matthew and Rosalind, and grandfather of 16 grandchildren. He is survived by his brother Leonard. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Avenue (at Howard Park), Toronto, on Monday, November 28, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., with Prayers at 8: 00 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 263 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment at Mount Hope Cemetery, Toronto. If desired, donations can be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Holy Family Conference, 1372 King Street West, Toronto, M6K 1H3.

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MUGGERIDGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-01 published
John MUGGERIDGE, Teacher And Writer: (1933-2005)
son of the famous British journalist and author carved out a life in Canada as a writer, educator and anti-abortion zealot who, in his way, introduced his father to Catholicism, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Thursday, December 1, 2005, Page S9
Teacher and writer John MUGGERIDGE was brought up "a mild boarding-school Anglican," according to his friend, the journalist David WARREN, but became an orthodox Catholic and fervent anti-abortionist under the influence of his wife, the Catholic writer and polemicist Anne ROCHE.
However public and political his stance as a "pro-life" campaigner, Mr. MUGGERIDGE never condoned or supported the homicidal activities of some anti-abortion campaigners, according to Mr. WARREN, himself a convert to Catholicism. "The whole point is that he was defending life, not psychopaths. He would be much more likely to shelter the woman who has had an abortion and realizes that she has done a terrible, terrible thing."
A gentle, self-effacing man with a wry wit, he never acknowledged how many people were touched by his faith in their essential goodness. Mr. MUGGERIDGE subsumed his own ambitions to his role as father and provider to a large family of four sons and a daughter. "He parked his academic career for his family," said his eldest son John Malcolm MUGGERIDGE. "He sacrificed his studies because he needed an income."
His nascent literary skills were called upon when George Orwell asked him to read the manuscript of Animal Farm before it was published in 1945. "Orwell and his father were worrying that the manuscript might suffer the same fate as Gulliver's Travels that is, become a children's book," said the writer Kildare DOBBS, who is related to the MUGGERIDGEs through his mother. John, at the age of 12, read Orwell's masterpiece and proclaimed it an adult book.
John MUGGERIDGE was born on the outskirts of London, England, the second of four children of journalist, writer and pundit Thomas Malcolm MUGGERIDGE and his wife Katherine " Kitty" DOBBS, a niece of Fabian socialist Beatrice WEBB. His older brother Leonard said he really didn't know John MUGGERIDGE as a child because they were "shipped off to boarding schools early on" because their famous father was "here, there and everywhere." The two brothers only became close in the past two decades.
Mr. MUGGERIDGE went to Cranbrook College and then did his then-obligatory two years of military service in Kenya. On his return to England, he studied history at Jesus College, Cambridge. After graduation, he immigrated to Canada in the mid-1950s "out of boredom," as he told one of his grandchildren who was writing a school essay on immigration.
"I think he wanted a change, said his son John Malcolm MUGGERIDGE. "His father was well known and he wanted to carve his own way and he wanted to teach." He looked in The Times of London and found two jobs advertised: one in Hong Kong and one in Corner Brook, Newfoundland.
That's how he met his future wife Anne-Marie ROCHE. She had entered the Sisters of Presentation as a novitiate, but had left the order before taking her vows. The sisters had found her a teaching job at the local Catholic school in Corner Brook. Mr. MUGGERIDGE, who was teaching at the public school, met her at a teacher's union meeting.
A couple of years later, Mr. MUGGERIDGE left Corner Brook to study for a master's degree in Canadian history at the University of Toronto. "He and my mom courted by letter," said his son. They married in 1960 and his father converted to Catholicism about a year later. "Mom was the driving force there. She was very, very devout and she had a strong influence on people. She was the main reason for Dad's conversion and for granddad's [in 1982], although he was also influenced by Mother Teresa and the pope."
"My theory is that John came to Canada to get away from his father's notoriety and also perhaps to get away from opinionated people, but then he married an even more opinionated person," said Mr. DOBBS.
A traditional Catholic who disagreed vehemently with Vatican II and its attempts to modernize the Church, Ms. ROCHE is the author of The Gates of Hell: The Struggle for the Catholic Church (1975) and The Desolate City: Revolution in the Catholic Church (1986). "I didn't marry a Catholic, I married Catholicism," Mr. MUGGERIDGE used to say about his increasingly orthodox religious views and his strong anti-abortion stance.
"In Catholic teaching there can not be anything right about abortion," said Mr. WARREN, himself a Catholic convert. "The moral positions may be difficult to uphold in people's personal lives, but they are not difficult to understand."
Mr. MUGGERIDGE taught history and French at Ridley College in the early 1960s and then taught at Earl Haig High School in Toronto before moving with his growing family to Hamilton to pursue a doctorate at McMaster University.
For a time, the MUGGERIDGEs were involved in a conservative discussion group critical of the provisions of Vatican II. Called the St. Athanasius Society, it was led by Jim DALY, a McMaster professor, and by Sister Mary Alexander, a teacher. The group fell apart after Prof. DALY's early death from cancer.
Mr. MUGGERIDGE didn't finish his doctorate. He moved his family, which by then numbered three children, to Niagara College in Welland, Ontario, in 1969, where he taught English literature and composition and Canadian Studies. He retired in the early 1990s. A voracious reader, he read his wife to sleep every night with a selection from Shakespeare, Dickens, Jane Austen, P.G. Wodehouse or John Donne and the Metaphysical poets.
As a writer, Mr. MUGGERIDGE frequently contributed book reviews to The Globe and Mail, wrote regularly for the now-defunct The Idler magazine and served as a contributing editor to the orthodox monthly magazine, Catholic Insight. "He was a Christian gentleman, very kindly disposed," said associate editor David DOOLEY, a retired English professor from St. Michael's College at the U of T.
Mr. MUGGERIDGE was not a quick writer, according to Mr. DOOLEY. "Give him a book review and the result would be slow in coming and very well thought out with a good sense of style."
Both he and his wife wrote regularly for The Idler in the 1980s and became close Friends with founding editor David WARREN. "He never really thought of himself as a writer," said Mr. WARREN, explaining that Mr. MUGGERIDGE mainly displayed his literary skills through old-fashioned letter writing. He could focus a cold, clear eye on his subject, however.
In "The Last Days of St. Muggs," an article he wrote in the January/February 1991 issue of The Idler, Mr. MUGGERIDGE wrote frankly about his father's youthful days as "an unfaithful, hard-drinking near-playboy," the progressive senility of his last months and summed him up as "a magnificent battle-axe of a Catholic controversialist with yet a wistful and forgiving, kindly heart."
Mr. MUGGERIDGE also contributed regularly to Human Life Review, a sectarian quarterly that William F. Buckley once praised as "the focus of civilized discussion of the abortion issue." He came to the journal through his father, who was good Friends with the founding editor, J.P. McFadden. "He brought clarity, humour, optimism, wisdom, patience and perseverance," to the publication, said senior editor Faith Abbott, the founder's widow.
Mr. MUGGERIDGE's wife Anne began evincing signs of dementia in the early 1990s, and was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and institutionalized in Toronto about five years ago. Mr. MUGGERIDGE moved to Toronto to be near his wife and went every day to feed her lunch. His own health began to fail about 2000. He suffered from multiple myeloma and underwent a strenuous bone-marrow transplant about three years ago. He survived the drastic treatment, but fell ill this autumn with a previously undiagnosed bowel cancer that had metastasized to his liver. His life was celebrated at a Latin mass at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Toronto on Tuesday.
John MUGGERIDGE was born in Croydon, near London, England, on February 28, 1933. He died in Toronto on Friday, November 25, of bowel cancer. He was 72. He is survived by his wife Anne, his sons John, Charles, Peter and Matthew, his daughter Rosalind, and his older brother Leonard.

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MUGGERIDGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-19 published
MUGGERIDGE, John -- I Remember
By Eleanor DALY, Monday, December 19, 2005, Page S11
Eleanor DALY, who teaches English and history at an international school in Saudi Arabia, writes about John MUGGERIDGE, whose obituary appeared on December 1.
My four siblings and I were lucky enough to have known John MUGGERIDGE almost all our lives. My father was James DALY, a Catholic scholar and professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, who became a close friend of "Uncle John." The two families saw each other frequently.
We Daly children grew up listening to "Uncle John" and "Aunt Anne" converse with our parents (and often other academics, Catholic or not) on a wide range of erudite topics -- though it always came back to the Catholic faith the four of them shared. Sometimes we could barely hear the Leafs game on the television in the downstairs rec room over the laughter coming from the living room.
"Uncle John" was the quintessential "absent-minded professor," from his tweedy jackets to his habit of forgetting details. I remember, in particular, how one autumn "Aunt Anne" had given him a letter to mail and he pocketed it in his coat. When he put the coat back on in the spring, he found the letter still in the pocket!
Yet anyone who assumed that his wit or intelligence were anything like his occasional short-term memory lapses were soon put right. He was a formidable conversationalist and, as his biography makes clear, a man of great culture, learning and charm. Even when theological conversations became heated, he never lost his wonderful sense of humour or the dry wit mentioned in Sandra MARTIN's article, and he kept others on a more or less even doctrinal keel.

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MUGGRIDGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-17 published
ORR, Douglas Johnston, U.E.
Passed away on Thursday, February 10, 2005 to join his loving wife, Helen VACHA (2001.) They are survived by their daughter, Sandra Elizabeth. Predeceased by his mother Ina L. HICKS of Loyalist Heritage, South Bay, Prince Edward County, father William Johnston ORR of Kingston, younger brother Billy and older brother John Lewis (Jack 2003.) Survived by his loving sisters Mary HASTINGS (Lionel) of Regina and Dorothy QUINN (Bob-2004) of Grayslake, Illinois. An Honours student in the Faculty of Medicine at University of Toronto (1941-43), he joined the war effort in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve, subsequently joining Canadian General Electric (1946-54) in Toronto and Vancouver. A brief stint as a Field Worker at the Department of Public Welfare in Toronto propelled him back to university for a B.A. and on to a career as a teacher/guidance counsellor at Parkdale Collegiate Institute (1959-76), Bloor Collegiate Institute (1976-80) and Parkview Secondary (1981-84). In retirement Douglas served his church and maintained the home in which he and his own family grew up. His fondest memories were of time spent with family in Prince Edward County where his Loyalist ancestors settled some five generations before him. 'Uncle Doug' will be lovingly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews for his honesty, faithfulness, compassion, integrity and dedication to his family. A memorial service will be held Friday, February 18, at 1: 00 p.m. at The Ward Funeral Home, Weston Chapel, 2035 Weston Road, followed by burial in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation to New Visions Toronto, Suite 101, The Mill, 250 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1J2 (416-8681493) would be appreciated. Our heartfelt thanks to Wendy ORR, Ian MUGGRIDGE and staff of William Osler Health Centre for their assistance. Condolences may be sent to the family at douglas.orr@wardfh.com

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