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POHL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-18 published
Michael GOLDSTEIN, 54, 'Wizard' of Rochdale
Draft dodger helped keep experimental university running
Later founded environmental consulting company
By Emily CHUNG, Staff Reporter
"People always think it was so hard for us draft dodgers," Michael GOLDSTEIN used to say in his broad New York accent. He thought someone should set them straight and write about what a good time it was.
Avoiding the draft for the Vietnam War, GOLDSTEIN arrived in Toronto in 1968, three days shy of his 18th birthday, and was impressed by the city's hospitality. He found housing at the newly opened Rochdale College, a free, experimental, student-directed university and co-op residence.
At Rochdale he encountered Friends and causes to keep him occupied.
One of those Friends, acclaimed science-fiction writer Judith MERRIL, who died in 1997, considered him a close friend.
She wrote about him in Better to Have Loved, the autobiography she co-authored with her granddaughter, Emily POHL- WEARY.
GOLDSTEIN died of cancer February 27, at the age of 54.
Another lifelong friend was Barb CARLSTROM, who remembered GOLDSTEIN as a "vital, happy, intense whirlwind. He knew everyone, he was interested in everything, he was everywhere."
GOLDSTEIN was born in Chicago and raised in New York City, the second of three children, along with sisters Marianne and Joanne.
His father was a Jew who converted to Quakerism during a rebellious youth.
As a teenager, GOLDSTEIN was opposed to the Vietnam War and took part in anti-war protests. Young men were required to register for the draft at 18.
GOLDSTEIN thought it would be dishonest to conscientiously object based on religion because he was opposed to the war for political reasons.
At 17, he didn't feel he could handle jail, so he decided to move to Canada.
His pacifist parents helped by driving him to Toronto. For the next few years, the family visited him at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
GOLDSTEIN became passionately involved in the beginnings of the still-thriving Theatre Passe Muraille.
(The group's historical piece, The Rochdale Project, was in workshops at Passe Muraille last week and will play again in February 2006.)
For all his idealism, GOLDSTEIN was practical and became known for fixing and building things. He became part of the crew that literally kept Rochdale running.
"You had a lot of young people who were trying to live this cool lifestyle, but they weren't taking care of business, like the electrical system and plumbing," said his older sister, Marianne ROBBINS.
So GOLDSTEIN took responsibility.
"That was the way he would approach things, as opposed to wanting to write fancy essays about this great experiment," ROBBINS said.
GOLDSTEIN's ability to figure things out and fix them became legendary, earning him the nickname "The Wizard."
Though it wasn't shut down until 1975, Rochdale's drug-propelled decline had begun by 1970.
The college, located in an 18-storey highrise at Bloor St. W. and Huron Sts., on the northern border of the University of Toronto, had a policy of not turning anyone away, including drug users and dealers.
The disintegration of Rochdale prompted GOLDSTEIN to hitchhike to Vancouver.
When he returned to Toronto after a summer, things at Rochdale had further deteriorated.
GOLDSTEIN made the difficult decision to go west for good.
In Vancouver, he worked for a draft-dodgers' newsletter and for the Company of Young Canadians, a community development organization started by Pierre Trudeau's Liberal government.
As well, he studied at the University of British Columbia and pursued a variety of other causes.
Later, GOLDSTEIN started an environmental consulting company, Soilcon.
Among other things, his ideas were used to clean up contaminated uranium mines on Hudson Bay and to grow trees on the marshy Vancouver airport grounds.
At the Company of Young Canadians, GOLDSTEIN met his future wife, Arline OISHI. They married in 1975.
The couple journeyed around the world together in 1979 and looked forward to another world tour when they retired. They never got the chance.
"Leaving New York for Toronto was easy," he used to say.
"Leaving Toronto for Vancouver was very difficult."
In addition to his wife, GOLDSTEIN leaves his daughter Devon and son Rhys. Last week the family held a service in Vancouver.

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POHLAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-21 published
POHLAND, Ingeborg (née KULLE)
Peacefully on February 19, 2005 in her 76th year, at Kennedy Lodge Nursing Home. Ingeborg, beloved wife of Hans POHLAND for 55 years. Loving Omi of Hans HEINRICH Jr. and his wife Robin, Helga and her husband David NOYES, Peter and his wife Grace, and her many grandchildren. Resting at Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 11 a.m. Monday until time of service and committal in our chapel at 1 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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POHLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-06 published
MARTENS, Charlotte Alice (née KAMPF- WALCZAK)
Born July 23, 1925 in Folwark, Poland, and died peacefully at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Saturday, June 4, 2005. Charlotte is survived by her loving husband Lou MARTENS, sister Helena POHLER (Germany,) and children, Evelyn (Dr. Peter MUCALOV,) Karin (David MILNE,) Bernie (Lou-Anne DAEMKE,) Veronica (Robert HENRI,) and step-son Robert MARTENS. Devoted grandmother to Adrian, Monica and Nadia MUCALOV, Vanessa and Andrew MILNE, Krystelle and Evan DAEMKE and Victoria and Patrick HENRI. Great-grandmother to Emily-Grace and step-grandmother to Erica, Leanne and Jennifer MARTENS. Charlotte had many talents. She spoke three languages, was an avid gardener, photographer, knitter and cake decorator. A Registered Nursing Assistant, she cared for the elderly in St. Catharines, North York as well as at Sutton West and Beaverton, Ontario. The family will receive Friends at the Vineland Chapel of the Tallman Funeral Homes, 3277 King Street, on Wednesday 7-8: 30 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, June 9th at 11 a.m. Cremation will follow.

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POHLMANN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-21 published
WALTER, Else
Passed away peacefully on January 19, 2005 in Toronto at the age of 96 years. Loving mother of Leo (Sheila,) Nelly (Leo POHLMANN.) Predeceased by her son Ernest and daughter-in-law Patricia. Cherished grandmother of 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Else will be lovingly remembered by her brothers Helmut and Oswald and their wives. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 1141 St. Clair Ave. W. (1 block east of Dufferin) on Friday from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in our chapel. Interment to follow at Prospect Cemetery.

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POHORESKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-03 published
POHORESKY, Jan (née McCARTHY)
Unexpectedly, in Ottawa, on Monday, May 30, 2005, age 57 years. Beloved wife of Harold, devoted and proud mother of Michael, William and Paul. Dear sister of Patricia GONANO of Toronto and Paul McCARTHY of Kingston. Jan was a wonderful caregiver and actively involved in the Manor Park Community, The Ottawa-Carleton Chapter of the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, and the National Association for the Mentally Ill. Jan will be fondly remembered by her family and many Friends.
"We loved her dearly"
Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, on Friday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, 125 MacKay Street, Ottawa, on Saturday, June 4 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. Donations in memory of Jan to the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (Ottawa-Carleton Chapter), c/o R.O.H., 1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa K1Z 7K4, would be appreciated by the family. Condolences/ Donations/Tributes at mcgarryfamily.ca, (613) 233-1143.

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POHORESKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-26 published
WOODARD, Olive (ARMSTRONG)
At St. Joseph's Life Care Centre, Brantford on Friday, December 23, 2005, of Waterford in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Roy WOODARD. Dear mother of Charles (Helen,) Ruth POHORESKY (Maurice,) Eileen MIDDLEKOOP (Steve,) and Linda BAKKER (Victor.) Loving grandmother of 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by sister Helen McMILLEN and brother James ARMSTRONG. Friends may call at the Thompson-Mott Funeral Home, Waterford on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Wednesday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Oakland Cemetery. Donations to the March of Dimes or Norfolk General Hospital C.T. Scan would be appreciated by the family. www.thompsonmottfuneralhome.com

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POHOSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-10 published
POHOSKI, Dr. Maria Czeslawa (née SZYNDLER)
Born in Sambor, Poland to Maria Dyoniza SZYNDLER and Czeslaw SZYNDLER on February 19, 1920 and died February 2, 2005 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Graduated from high school in Paris, France, 1940. Attended University of Edinburgh, Scotland 1941 - 1948 where she received her Doctorate from the Faculty of Medicine. She practiced in various medical capacities in Ontario. Married to Anthoni POHOSKI on July 16, 1949 in Balham, England and immigrated to Toronto on July 23, 1952. Surviving relatives: son Chester POHOSKI (Martha,) brother George SZYNDLER, 3 nieces, 2 nephews. A memorial service will be held at Copernicus Lodge, 66A Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto, Ontario on Saturday, February 12, 2005, in the main chapel between 3-4 p.m. Reception to follow in the multipurpose room. If desired, please make floral arrangements that residents and staff may enjoy after the function. Memorial donations may also be made to her favourite charities at this time. Contact Chester POHOSKI if needed at 416-766-0410 or E-mail chester.pohoski@sympatico.ca

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POHUTA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-01 published
PYLYPIAK, Anna
Peacefully on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at the Ivan Franko Nursing Home, Toronto, in her 83rd year. Loving wife of Hryhorij, dear mother of Lesia and Bohdan POHUTA of Toronto, Myron and Martha PYLYPIAK of Windsor. Dear Baba of Markian, Kristina, Adrianna, Stephen, Daria and Andrew. Sister of Peter in Ukraine. Mrs. PYLYPIAK was a member of Sts. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church. Special heartfelt thanks to the nurses and staff of the Ivan Franko Nursing Home for their care and compassion. Mrs. PYLYPIAK's family will receive relatives and Friends at the George Darte Funeral Chapel, 585 Carlton Street, St. Catharines on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated in Sts. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church on Friday, June 3, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Rite of Committal in St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Cemetery, Oakville. Panachyda will be held on Thursday at 7: 30 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial remembrances made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ukrainian Canadian Social Services of Canada Pomich Ukraini Fund would be appreciated by her family. On-Line Guest Book - www.dartefuneralhome.com

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