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RAE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-26 published
HUNTER, John A.C.
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre - University Campus, on Friday, February 25, 2005, Mr. John A.C. HUNTER of London in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Elizabeth "Betty" M. HUNTER. Cherished father of Dennis John HUNTER and his wife Margaret and Deborah "Debbie" E. RAE, and her husband Wayne. Proud grandfather of Ryan, Christy and Melissa RAE, and Chelsey and Emily HUNTER. Survived by his sister Elizabeth "Betty" FLETZER and her husband Karl, his nephew John FLETZER, and his brother-in-law William "Bill" CHALCRAFT and his wife Sandra. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at North Park Community Church, 1510 Fanshawe Park Road E., London on Monday, February 28, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Private interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of John are asked to consider Mission Services or North Park Community Church.

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RAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-19 published
I Remember -- Alan GOLD
By Bob RAE, Thursday, May 19, 2005, Page S11
Former Ontario premier Bob RAE writes about Alan GOLD, whose obituary appeared on Wednesday.
I met Alan GOLD when I joined the law firm that was then Goodman Philips and Vineberg. No one was kinder and more thoughtful, and no one more encouraging as I found my sea legs as a lawyer and mediator after 20 years in politics. We would spend much time over lunch and dinner swapping stories about negotiations gone off and then back on the rails, the foibles of human nature and the principles behind the art of the deal. He was funny and shrewd but, above all, a man of learning, compassion and principle. People trusted him because his concern was not manufactured. It was real. He bore no grudges. He was generous with his time and advice and mentored thousands, of whom I am proud to say I was one. He was without question the dean of mediation, a skill and an art form whose need is greater today than ever. He injected everything he touched with integrity.

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RAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-27 published
NELSON, Samuel Banks III "Sam"
Passed away, surrounded by his loving family, at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington on Thursday, August 25, 2005 at the age of 71. Beloved companion of Valerie VLACHOS. Loving father of Howard (Jill), Jeff (Jan) and Jamie (Leslie). Cherished Gramps of Corey, Andrea, Emma, Jess and Ryan. Dear brother of Jean RAE of Kitchener, Bill (Marjorie), David (Beverley), Lindsay (Julie), and Barbara ELMHIRST. Predeceased by his sister Nancy GOMBERT. Step-brother of Betty CROSS (Bob) and Don SHEPPARD. Sam is survived by a loving group of cousins, nieces and nephews. Sam was an avid sports enthusiast, who participated by playing fastball and coaching youth baseball in the Burlington Community. For many years Sam was the owner of Nelson Door and Hardware in Burlington. Visitation 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. A Funeral Service will be held at Wellington Square United Church, 2121 Caroline Street, Burlington on Monday, August 29, 2005 at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Ontario Brain Injury Association or a charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
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RAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-03 published
RAE, Lawrence James
(of Whitby) On Thursday September 1, 2005 aged 54 years. Beloved husband of Kathy (KRANTZ) RAE of 29 years. Loving father of Nicholas & his fiancé Amanda, Matthew, and Scott. Dear son of Joyce DOVE & James RAE and his wife Helen. Brother of Valerie SALVATI and her husband Robert and their children David and Cristina, and Randy RAE and his wife Karen. Resting at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa with Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday September 6, 2005 at 11 a.m. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Visitation Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

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RAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-10 published
RAE, Alan Richardson (1933-2005)
B.Sc.Eng University of Toronto 1958
Peacefully at home with family on Friday, October 7, 2005. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by Ruth (MARSHALL) his wife of 47 years, his daughter Beverly (Robert CROSBIE) and son Brian MARSHALL.
Dear Pappa to Katelyn, David, Michael and Matthew. Predeceased by his parents Dr. Cecil and Marion RAE and his brother John. Alan is survived by many nieces and nephews.
He retired from Kodak Canada after 38 years of service in 1998. He was an active member at Weston Curling Club and enjoyed travelling and golf.
Special thanks to Dr. John BRYSON at Princess Margaret and Etobicoke-Community Care Access Centre.
Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at Humber Valley United Church, 76 Angelsey Boulevard (Islington Avenue south of The Kingsway), Etobicoke. Visitation will be held from 2: 00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. prior to the memorial service.
For those who wish, donations may be made to the Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association or Humber Valley Church Foundation.

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RAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-14 published
George HISLOP, Gay Activist: (1927-2005)
He battled the government over pension benefits and became a role model for generations of young men, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Friday, October 14, 2005, Page S9
As a symbol, George HISLOP will go down in the statutes as the person who won survivor pension benefits for gays and lesbians. But, as a man, he will be remembered as a role model who showed generations of young men how to live openly and without shame.
"Before George was my client, he was my friend and, before he was my friend, he was my hero," lawyer George ELLIOT/ELLIOTT said yesterday. "He was the most famous gay activist in the country when I met him at Buddy's Bar in the late 1970s. To me it was like meeting Martin Luther King Jr."
As an activist, Mr. HISLOP was expert at the charm offensive. "He was very funny and a great raconteur," says Toronto city councillor Kyle RAE. "He was able to disarm those who were not prepared to listen, not prepared to understand, not prepared to be compassionate. He disarmed them with his humour."
George Robert HISLOP was born in Swansea (now in the western part of Toronto) on June 3, 1927, the youngest of three sons of John HISLOP and his wife Ada. He knew he was gay early on and his family always accepted him. "He always said, 'I never came out of the closet because I was never in it,'" said Mr. Elliott.
He studied theatre at the University of Toronto in the 1940s and then worked as an actor on stage in Toronto and in London, England, often working in bars to pay the rent. Back in Toronto, he acted in live television on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Among other bit parts, he performed as singer Robert Goulet's hands in a du Maurier cigarette commercial.
Riding the ferry from the city to the gay beach at Hanlon's Point on the Toronto Islands in 1958, he met Ronald (Ronnie) SHEARER. They became lovers, business partners and life companions. They were almost certainly the first openly gay couple in Canada.
Mr. SHEARER had a well-paying job as a partner in a company that did industrial design and displays for large trade shows. He earned enough money to support Mr. HISLOP's political activism and was the silent backer in many of the bars and restaurants that Mr. HISLOP operated over the decades.
Growing up without shame or stigma, combined with the outgoing nature of his personality and his love of performing, were key traits that made Mr. HISLOP a natural spokesperson for gays and lesbians. Nevertheless, he didn't become a public activist until after 1969, when amendments to the Criminal Code made sodomy legal between consenting adults (over the age of 21).
He supported the founding of the University of Toronto Homophile Association and took the cause from gown to town two years later by forming the Community Homophile Association in 1971. He then helped to organize the first gay rights demonstration on Parliament Hill.
The first openly gay candidate for public office in Canada, he beat out Jack LAYTON for a nomination for city councillor in the 1980 municipal elections. He was defeated, as was then-mayor John SEWELL, one of the first politicians to support gay rights. Although never elected, Mr. HISLOP played an active role in civic politics for the next 25 years as a member of various planning committees.
In 1981, he was charged as a "keeper" in a famous police raid on bath houses because he was part owner of one of the raided establishments. He led the protests against the ensuing prosecution and was active in the lobbying movements to include gays and lesbians in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and protection for sexual orientation in the Ontario Human Rights Code.
After Mr. SHEARER died in 1986, Mr. HISLOP enquired about receiving pension benefits as Mr. SHEARER's survivor. They had been together for 28 years. "You are the wrong sex," he was told. And there the matter rested until lawyer Douglas ELLIOT/ELLIOTT asked Mr. HISLOP to be lead plaintiff in a class-action suit against the federal government for not giving Canada Pension Plan survivors' benefits to gay and lesbian couples.
In the landmark M v. H case in 1999, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the word "spouse" applied to gays and lesbians and that they were entitled to apply for support after the breakdown of a conjugal relationship. Mr. ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and many others, including the Canadian A.I.D.S. Society, believed these rights should include pension benefits. (The government agreed in 2000 and started paying Canada Pension Plan survivor benefits, but only from January Mr. HISLOP, with Mr. ELLIOT/ELLIOTT's help, officially applied for survivor's benefits and was rejected. Many trials and appeals later, Mr. ELLIOT/ELLIOTT persuaded the federal government to give litigants a partial payment for arrears and to start paying a monthly Canada Pension Plan pension cheque, even though the Crown is still appealing the cutoff date to the Supreme Court.
Mr. HISLOP finally got a cheque for $14,000, in recognition of partial arrears, in August. "He was thrilled to bits and I was greatly relieved because I was concerned he wasn't going to live to see it," said Mr. ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. "He felt it was a tacit admission by the government that he was going to prevail in the Supreme Court."
Many of his Friends feel that fighting for pension rights was Mr. HISLOP's reason for living in the last couple of years as his health failed from the combined effects of Parkinson's, diabetes and esophageal cancer.
"Pension plans across the country have been riding on our backs," complained Councillor RAE. "We and our spouses have been paying money into pension plans and not able to benefit [from them] while the straight world is having a surplus riding on our backs. By the time George got the cheque he was bedridden."
A few weeks ago, Peter BOCHOVE, co-owner of the Spa Excess bathhouse in Toronto, asked Walter LEE, one of his employees, to clean Mr. HISLOP's home for him. "When he saw whose apartment he was cleaning, he was blown away. Walter did a wonderful job and when George tried to pay him, he waved the money away and produced the stub of his pension cheque," said Mr. BOCHOVE, explaining that Mr. LEE, 50, was one of the litigants in the class-action suit for survivor benefits.
George HISLOP was born in Toronto on June 3, 1927. He died of esophageal cancer in hospital in Toronto on October 8. He was 78. He is survived by several nieces and nephews and many Friends.

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RAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-03 published
HOWCHIN, Edward Robert
After a brief illness at the Guelph General Hospital on Saturday, January 1, 2005. Ted HOWCHIN in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Marjorie (MARSLAND) of Guelph and the late Alice PICKARD (1968.) Dear father of Dennis (Nancy) of Markham, Bob (Leslie) of Milton, Richard (Arlene) of Carlisle, stepfather of Kathleen VALLEE (Keith) of Tecumseh. Sadly missed by his ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Also survived by his sister Elaine RAE and his brother Ron both of Toronto. 40 year employee of Canadian General Electric, long time member of the Guelph Country Club, the Guelph Curling Club and the Guelph Wellington Men's Club. A memorial service will be held at St. George's Anglican Church 99 Woolwich Street Guelph on Friday January 7th at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Gilchrist Chapel McIntyre and Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (519) 824-0031. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com

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RAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-26 published
CAMPBELL, Margaret (1915-2005)
Suddenly at home on Tuesday, January 25, 2005. Dearly beloved wife of Francis CAMPBELL. Loving mother of Anne Jane POPE (Michael,) Frank CAMPBELL (Stella,) David CAMPBELL (Moreen) and the late Samuel CAMPBELL. Treasured grandmother of Angela and Brian (Paulina,) Margaret (Rodney) and David, Debbie, Joan, Edmond and Patricia, and the late Trevor (Angela) and numerous great-grandchildren. Will also be lovingly remembered by her sisters-in-law Ivy RAE (Bobby) and Agnes HYDE in the United Kingdom and her nieces and nephews and all her many Friends. Friends may call on Thursday from 5-9 p.m. at the Washington and Johnston Funeral Home, 717 Queen St. East (parking behind funeral home off Broadview Ave.) 416-465-3577. Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday at 11 a.m. Interment to follow in Saint John's Norway Cemetery. Sleep sweetly dearest. (Rev. 23 Verse 4)

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RAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-11 published
GOLDING, Marjorie Eldred (formerly SMITH, née KENNEDY)
At Aurora Resthaven on Wednesday, February 9, 2005, in her 95th year. Marjorie (née KENNEDY,) wife of the late Albert GOLDING and Ralph SMITH. Dear mother of Carl SMITH and his wife Bunny of Calgary, Lloyd SMITH and his wife Evelyn of Newmarket, Don SMITH and his wife Margaret of Mississauga and Ruth and her husband Doug MAY of Newmarket. She will be lovingly remembered by her 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Helen RAE of Cedarbrae, Ed KENNEDY of Cambridge, Jean SOCKET of Williams Lake, British Columbia and the late Harold, Gordon and Ron KENNEDY. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m. followed by interment at Mount Albert Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Cedarview Community Church Missions Fund would be appreciated.

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RAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-03 published
RAE, Helen Catherine (née CALAHAN)
At the Hampton Terrace, Burlington, on Wednesday, March 2, 2005, Helen (née CALAHAN) of Burlington, in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late William (Bill) RAE. Loved mother of Paul and his wife Esther of Burlington, Brian and his wife Dolores of Toronto and Ann Louise and her husband Roger ARSENAULT of Burlington. Cherished grandmother of ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by her sister Marion KENNEDY. Helen was a long time member of Saint John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church and the C.W.L. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street (one block north of City Hall), Burlington (905-632-3333) on Thursday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. with Vigil at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Brant Street (at Blairholm) on Friday, March 4, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington. If desired, expressions of sympathy to St. Michael's Choir School or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be sincerely appreciated by the family. www.smithfh.com

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RAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-03 published
RAE, Bertha Grace
On March 31st, 2005 at Scarborough General Hospital. Bertha, beloved wife of the late Alexander. Loving mother of Alan. Dear sister of Dorothy, Alice, and George. Bertha will be sadly missed by many relatives and Friends. Family and Friends will be received at the Giffen-Mack 'Scarborough' Funeral Home And Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Ave. East, West Hill (one block west of Kingston Rd.), 416-281-6800, on Monday, April 4th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Bertha's life will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, April 5th at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation.

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RAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-14 published
QUIGLEY, Mary (née RAE)
Peacefully, in her sleep, at the Queen Elizabeth Centre in Toronto on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at the age of 71 years. Mary, beloved mother of Raymond QUIGLEY and Raymonde of Brampton. Cherished grandmother of Karine, Justin, Michael and Jean-Christophe. The family will receive Friends at the Scott Funeral Home, "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main St. N., 905-451-1100 on Thursday, April 14, 2005 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral Friday at St. Leonard's Church (187 Conestoga Drive, south of Sandlewood Parkway, Brampton) for Mass at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Brampton Memorial Gardens. Sign a book of condolences at: www.obitusariestoday.com

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RAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-08 published
CULHANE, Gail (née RAE)
Wife, Grandma, Mother, Daughter, Sister and best friend to so many. Born in Moncton, New Brunswick June 15, 1949, left us suddenly on May 6th, 2005 in Cobourg, Ontario in her 56th year. Full of kindness, Gail gave so much to all she knew, taking care of them often before taking care of herself. Sadly missed by husband Peter CULHANE, grand_son and light of their life Jamie, father Howard RAE, Cobourg, Ontario; sisters Karen (Matthew) SHORT, Fenelon Falls; Donna (Zbig) SZALINSKI, Melbourne, Australia brother Dan (Lina) RAE, Fredericton, New Brunswick; sisters-in-law Anne (Harold) BUNNETT, Pat SOUCY; Colleen (John) PARKS; brothers-in-law Mike, Greg, Stephen CULHANE, Belleville, Ontario; John (Debbie) CULHANE, Calgary, Alberta; several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles and cousins, and hundreds of Friends. Gail will be laid to rest with her daughter, Kimberley who predeceased her June 27, 2000. Gail is with Kim; her Mom, Vera RAE; Peter's parents Frank and Doris and his brother Tim CULHANE and many other family members. We pray that they are watching us together, knowing that we miss them dearly and remembering the love, laughter and joy they brought to so many people. Friends are invited to attend visitation at the Burke Funeral Home (613-968-6968), 150 Church Street, Belleville on Monday, May 9th from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, Belleville on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Covenant House in Toronto, 20 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2P3, 1-800-4357-308. Online condolences at www.burke-funeral.ca.

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RAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-03 published
LAVIN, Enid (née WHITE/WHYTE)
Peacefully, on June 1, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer, Enid (née WHITE/WHYTE,) beloved wife of the late Frank LAVIN, passed away with her children at her side. Dear mother of JoAnne (Michael) DUGGAN, Susan (David) SWERDLYK, Patricia (Richard) DMITRUK, Michael LAVIN, Tom (Sherry) LAVIN, David (Beverly) LAVIN and Scott LAVIN. Cherished Nana to Jeff DUGGAN, Michelle RAE, Amanda McCURDY, David and Nicholas SWERDLYK, Jason, Joel and Justin DMITRUK, Lisa LAVIN, Robert FRASER, Andrew, Matthew and Stephanie LAVIN. Delighted great-grandmother of Emily McCURDY, Abby DUGGAN and Dakota BRUNNER. Loved sister of Tom (Eunice) WHITE/WHYTE, Betty (Jess) HORROCKS and the late Jack WHITE/WHYTE of the United Kingdom. Friends will be received at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre - Mississauga, 1535 South Gateway Road (Dixie Road, 2 lights south of Eglinton), 905-602-1580 on Saturday, June 4 from 4-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Sunday, June 5 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Leukemia Research Fund at Princess Margaret Hospital, and make a difference. Sincere thanks to the doctors and nurses of Unit 14A and the Transfusion Centre at Princess Margaret Hospital.

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RAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-20 published
LING, Catherine Nettie
Her spirit was finally freed on Friday, June 17th, 2005 at the age of 79. Loving wife of the late Stephen R. LING. She will be sadly missed by her daughters Patricia (Paul BENNETT,) Cindy (Bill BLACK) and Julia (Lou ROSSI,) grandchildren Dylan, Kendall, Kayleigh, Carly, Spencer and Mitchell. Survived by her brothers Ken and Bill RAE. The family will receive Friends at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre (1057 Brock Road, Pickering, 905-686-5589), on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. A celebration of Catherine's life and reception will follow at 4 p.m. Cremation.

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RAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-05 published
RAE, Jack A.
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 2nd, 2005 at Ajax-Pickering Hospital in his 78th year. Jack, beloved husband of Yvonne. Loving father of Jackie, Tom, Bob, Kathryn and Lorraine. Cherished Papa of 8 grandchildren. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Wednesday, July 6th from 10: 00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Durham Regional Cancer Centre would be greatly appreciated.

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RAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-11 published
TAIT/TAITE/TATE, Florence Mary Movell (RAE)
Peacefully at Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay on Saturday, July 9, 2005. Florence (RAE) of Zephyr in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Forest TAIT/TAITE/TATE. Dear mother of the late Grant TAIT, the late Harold (late Helen) TAIT/TAITE/TATE, Linda (Wayne) LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Woodville, and Irvin (Sharon) TAIT/TAITE/TATE of R.R.#1, Zephyr. Dear sister of Clifford (Blanche) RAE, Ella (Wilbert) YORK, and predeceased by Murray RAE and Marion HALLET. Dear grandmother of Debbie (Rob) SMITH, Karen (Jim) BOAKE, Ray TAIT/TAITE/TATE, Jeff (Tracy) LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Lisa and Jason TAIT/TAITE/TATE. Dear great-grandmother of Emma SMITH and Zachary BOAKE. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 19153 Centre Street, Mt. Albert for visitation on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Theaker Chapel on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at 2 p.m. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Zephyr. Donations to Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay would be appreciated.

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RAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-13 published
BAIRD, Jean (née RAE)
Passed away peacefully in her 93rd year at the Bow-Crest Care Centre in Calgary on Sunday, August 7, 2005. Jean was born in Hamilton, Ontario, on February 23, 1913. She was predeceased by her husband John in 1987. She is survived by her two daughters Susan and Heather, sister Barbara BROWN, grandchildren Joel, Lindsey (Vance) and Meghan, great grand_son Grant, many nieces and nephews, and numerous other family and Friends. She dedicated her life to caring for her family, and we will carry her love in our hearts for all time. Jean will be fondly remembered by those who knew her for her wonderful sense of humour and her great sense of adventure. In her 70's and 80's, she travelled across Canada and much of the northern United States with Friends Ron and Elva TREW and Eva BROWN. At 90, she packed her bags and moved to Calgary to be with "her girls". At 91, she made her debut as a calendar pin-up girl, appearing as Miss May, "Motorcycle Mama", in a highly successful charity fundraising calendar put out by the Fountains of Mission retirement residence. The family would like to thank the staff at the Bow-Crest and the Fountains of Mission in Calgary, and at other seniors facilities in Barrie and Midland, Ontario, who have been involved in caring for "Jeannie" over the past several years. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be preferred by the family. There will be no service in Calgary. Interment will be held later in the year, when Jean's remains will be laid to rest beside her husband in the beautiful country church yard at Waverley United Church in Ontario. Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 7016 Farrell Rd. S.E. Telephone 403-216-5111

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RAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-08 published
TROMBLEY, Alan Joseph
Peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Hospital Drive on Tuesday, September 6, 2005, in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Pauline. Loving father of James, Chris and wife Susan, Mark and wife Anita. Dear grandfather of Kyle and Jorden. Dear brother-in-law of Louise. Private family visitation. Relatives and Friends are invited to the Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Assumption Church, Otonabee on Friday, September 9, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Reverend Ken RAE officiating. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery, Toronto on Friday at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. (Arrangements entrusted to Duffus Funeral Directors, Peterborough, 705-745-4612).

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RAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-09 published
RAE, Alan Richardson (1933-2005)
B.Sc.Eng. UofT 1958. Peacefully at home with family on Friday, October 7, 2005. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by Ruth (MARSHALL,) his wife of 47 years, his daughter Beverly (Robert CROSBIE) and son Brian MARSHALL. Dear Papa to Katelyn, David, Michael and Matthew. Predeceased by his parents Dr. Cecil and Marion RAE and his brother John. Alan is survived by many nieces and nephews. He retired from Kodak Canada after 38 years of service in 1998. He was an active member at Weston Curling Club and enjoyed travelling and golf. Special thanks to Dr. John BRYSON at Princess Margaret Hospital and Etobicoke-Community Care Access Centre. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at Humber Valley United Church, 76 Angelsey Boulevard, (Islington Avenue, S. of the Kingsway) Etobicoke. Visitation will be held from 2: 00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. prior to the memorial service. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association or Humber Valley Church Foundation.

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RAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-06 published
Beland HONDERICH: Remembering a crusader
He wanted only an 'informal gathering' and he got it: 300 Friends, politicians and journalists trade stories about the extraordinary longtime Star publisher
By Jessica LEEDER, Staff Reporter
A man widely known for his decisiveness and direction, Beland HONDERICH left strict instructions for his family regarding his memorial. Instead of a funeral, he wrote to them, he wanted an "informal gathering," memories shared over glasses of wine, "without fuss."
There was much laughter and negligible levels of fuss at a downtown reception last night where the former Toronto Star publisher and fierce perfectionist was remembered as nothing less. More than 300 guests traded stories of the legendary man who was one of the most influential publishers in the newspaper's history. He spent 22 of his 52 years at the Star as publisher.
HONDERICH died November 8 at his home in Vancouver following a stroke. He was 86.
In a final letter to the family read by his son John, who was publisher of the Star between 1994 and 2004, HONDERICH described his life as one "that was far from perfect, but endeavoured to make a useful contribution to society."
Others were far less humble. Political dignitaries and journalists alike remembered HONDERICH as an infallible man of enduring principles and with a steadfast commitment to Canadian society.
"I've met very few men in my public life or since who were more dedicated to this country," said former Ontario premier William DAVIS, adding that HONDERICH had "a real commitment to trying to reduce the diversity between those who have and those who have not.
"We may not have achieved all of his objectives, but it's not because he didn't provide the leadership, desire, motivation," DAVIS said. "He was a deeply committed Canadian and a very sensitive human being."
For Maithily PANCHALINGAM, that sensitivity has permanently marked her life.
A decade ago, the 28-year-old Star advertising employee learned that she had won a Honderich Scholarship award.
Then a new immigrant from Sri Lanka going through a "rough patch," the award -- for high grades and financial need -- was a chance to succeed where she might not have been able to on her own. "Just the fact that you're an immigrant, you're not going to have the right connections," she said, adding that the scholarship, combined with part-time jobs at the Star, helped her earn a degree from York University.
"He gave me a start. He made success possible for many students like me," she said.
More than anything, HONDERICH was held up last night as an advocate for those who most needed someone like him.
"I believe that he was a person who never forgot his roots, the common man, the underdog, the 'little people,'" said Frank IACOBUCCI, a former Supreme Court justice and current Torstar chairman.
"He championed the cause of the disadvantaged, minorities, equality, and fundamental freedoms of religion and of the press long before there were legislative or constitutional provisions reflecting these and other basic human values of an enlightened democracy."
The two-hour event included taped speeches from former Toronto mayor David CROMBIE, and several current and former Star editors, including former managing editor Mary Deanne SHEARS.
Using the boyish nickname he had for his elder brother, Ted HONDERICH, a London-based philosopher, delivered one of the evening's most touching tributes.
"He improved what, out of his good principle he preserved, which was the newspaper of the greatest value to his country. There was a greatness in this," he said. "Death without another life afterward did not make this life meaningless. Goodbye, B.B."
Also in attendance were Premier Dalton McGUINTY, Ontario Conservative Party Leader John TORY, former Ontario premier Bob RAE, Education Minister Gerard KENNEDY and Health Minister George SMITHERMAN

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RAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-10 published
Marco MUZZO was visionary in industry
Legendary developer enjoyed 50-year career
'His word was as good as his signature'
By Pat BRENNAN, Special To The Star, Page N2
It was 7 a.m. on a Saturday and the steady rain was into its third day.
Standing at the bottom of a deep excavation of what used to be Greenwood Race Track, Marco MUZZO was covered in mud. He was trying to find a way to get loaded dump trucks up the steep, dirt ramp that has become a river of mud.
He employed 3,500 people, was one of Canada's biggest land developers and richest citizens, but the man was fully in his element solving problems in the bottom of a mud hole.
MUZZO built many thousands of homes in southern Ontario, as well as thousands of acres of industrial and commercial buildings and it's unlikely there is a stick of lumber or a panel of drywall installed in any of those structures that didn't have its purchase order come across his desk.
And despite this kind of hands-on attention to the most ordinary of details, Marco MUZZO was considered one of this country's most visionary builders. He died earlier this week at his home after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 73.
The mud hole at Greenwood Race Track at Queen St. E. and Woodbine Ave. became The Beach Neighbourhood, one of Toronto's most spectacular new home developments.
When MUZZO and Fred DEGASPARIS, a close friend and partner in many of his developments, launched the $200 million housing project in June 1997, it was the largest active urban renewal project in North America.
MUZZO owned a variety of companies in the development and building industry. Despite being one of the largest residential developers in the country, he was virtually unknown by consumers. Neither his name nor image appeared on any of the dozens of his companies he controlled.
"The buyers are the deciding factor and I think smart buyers mostly rely on two things -- location and the bottom line," MUZZO said in a Toronto Star interview in 2000.
Pemberton was his highrise condominium developer. It has erected dozens of large condo projects around the Greater Toronto Area since he launched the firm in the mid-'90s. The company was named after Pemberton Ave., where he erected his first highrise as the sole developer.
He once owned a large chunk of Camrost Developments, a prominent highrise developerheaded by David FELDMAN.
MUZZO operated all his firms from his office at Marel Contractors in Vaughan. Marel was the only company that hinted at his name.
Marel is one of Canada's largest drywall contractors and its name is a blending of Marco and Elio. Elio was his older brother who died in 1997 at age 75.
Elio arrived in Canada from Italy in the early 1950s from the family farm just outside Venice. After getting established in Toronto as a plasterer, he sent for his younger brother.
"When I arrived in Toronto I spent the first three months in Elio's basement building a plaster wall," said MUZZO. " When he came home at night he'd come down and check my work. Then he'd rip it down and say do it again. He wouldn't let me go to work as a plasterer until he felt I was good enough," said MUZZO.
After becoming one of Canada's largest builders, MUZZO would still talk with pride about his talent as a plasterer. He talked about the time in the early '60s when he went to help a family on Christmas morning. Their upstairs bathtub had overflowed and ruined the dining room ceiling below.
"The woman of the house was very upset because she was having her whole family over for Christmas dinner later that day and the ceiling was lying on her dining room table," MUZZO said in an interview.
"I spent much of Christmas day getting that ceiling looking good again. I could smell the food cooking in the kitchen. The ceiling had been finished with an elaborate rosette. She wanted it back and so did I. I did a good job on that ceiling," said MUZZO more than 30 years later.
MUZZO was very close to his brother Elio. Although he was one of Canada's wealthiest men, he drove his brother's old Cadillac. Elio's children wanted their dad to give up the old pickup he drove and bought him a new Cadillac. After two weeks in the Caddy, Elio wanted his old truck back because the Caddy hurt his back. So Marco took his brother's car and drove it long after his brother passed away.
"I had great respect for that man," said Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCALLION. " His word was as good as his signature. He was a tough negotiator -- just like me -- but he was fair and honest. You never had to question whether he would do what he said he would do. Marco was aware of the tiniest details. He knew everything that was happening in his empire, in every corner. Everything he did; he did well, because he had pride in his work. He leaves a great legacy."
MUZZO put together a consortium of builders to buy Mississauga's Erin Mills from Cadillac Fairview and create an award-winning community.
MUZZO had great respect for the working man too, said Ucal POWELL head of Local 27 of the International Carpenters Union and Allied Workers.
"He employed thousands of our members as carpenters and drywallers. He treated them fair. He demanded good work and if you supplied that, you got respect and you got work."
"The last time I saw Marco was on September 20 at what I think was one of his finest development achievements," said Toronto Councillor Kyle RAE. "It was at the opening of the sales office for his Uptown condo at Yonge and Bloor. After all that he has done for the fringes of the city, I was pleased to see him bringing a spectacular-looking condo to the heart of the city -- right where the two subway lines cross. It think it will be another great legacy for the man," said RAE.
"I have never respected any man more," said architect Gary WATCHORN of MBTW, a land planning firm. "He was such a visionary. He could see opportunities everywhere. He set very high standards for everyone associated with his companies, but he was also fair and compassionate."
"His death is the biggest loss to our industry ever," said Desi AUCIELLO, president-elect of the 1,400-member Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association. "He was way ahead of his time. He was a unique individual and an iconic figure. We've all heard it before that he was tough, but fair. He was old school in that his word was his bond."
Home builder and developer Tony GUGLIETTI of Townwood Homes was a close friend.
"He had such great passion for people. This city will never know all the generosity, all the quiet philanthropy he did for people, for charities, for organizations," said GUGLIETTI.
"He was the grandfather of the development industry in this city. He had more influence on development in this city over the past 50 years than anyone I know; but what a lot of people don't know is that he was also a great humanitarian."

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RAES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-09 published
HAZENBERG, Mary (née GLAS)
A resident of Chatham, Mary (GLAS) HAZENBERG, died peacefully at Victoria Residence, Chatham. She went to be with her Lord on Sunday, May 8, 2005 at the age of 83. Born in Holland, daughter of the late Hendrik and Geertje (WAGENAAR) GLAS. Loving mother of Trudy RAES and her companion Clarence RYLETT of Chatham and Leonard HAZENBERG and his wife Sylvia of London. Beloved Oma of Ryan, Rena, Vanessa, Colin, Matthew, Jordan, Nicholas and Joshua. Great-grandmother of Cody, Chasitie, Triston and Briana. Sister of Geer DEGROOT and Trien and Marten ZWAAN all of the Netherlands. Sister-in-law of Truus WAGENAAR; Ina HAZENBERG all of the Netherlands, Anie and George DERUITER, Chatham, Co and Markus KRYGER, British Columbia. Predeceased by three brothers, one sister and four brothers-in-law. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Mary came to Canada in 1952 taking up residence in Orangeville and later Acton and then to Chatham. She was a member of Grace Christian Reformed Church and the Ladies Society of the Church. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:30 p.m. and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 from Grace Christian Reformed Church with Reverend Paul STADT officiating. Interment Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations, made by cheque to Chatham Christian School appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com.

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RAES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-07 published
CALLAGHAN, Marie (née ELLIOT/ELLIOTT)
Surrounded by her loving family, Marie Gertrude CALLAGHAN (nee ELLIOT/ELLIOTT) was taken into the hands of our Lord on Wednesday, October 5th, 2005 at 81 years of age, at St. Michael's Hospital. Beloved wife of Thomas Michael CALLAGHAN. Cherished mother of Ann Marie ASH (Henry), Mary BULPIT, Rosemary ADAM/ADAMS, Lucy SCHNAIDER, Peter CALLAGHAN (Sue), Gerald CALLAGHAN (Anne), Margaret FRASER (Tom), Patrick CALLAGHAN (Jennifer.) Treasured grandmother of Joanna (Paul), Lisa (Greg), Becky, Sean (Lina), Colleen, Lawrence, Kathleen, Melissa, Angela (Chris), Christopher, Heather, Lisa, Christian, Samantha, Amanda, Shawna (Adam), Michelle, Jeffrey, Matthew, Kathryn, Riley and Rory. Specially loved by great-grandchildren Zoe, Cody, Tayen, Saige, Jayden, Sebastian and Madison. Loving daughter of the late Henry ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and Marie Anne RAES. Marie was a member of St. Edward the Confessor Parish for 80 years. She dedicated her life to family, the Church and her community. Marie was a long-time vocalist and organist at the Church, a member of the Catholic Women's League, a Girl Guide Leader and District Commissioner and Officer Sister in the Order of Saint John since 1974. She enjoyed her music, playing the piano, flower arranging and spending time with her family. Marie gave the great gift of herself to all those who knew her. She will be greatly missed by all. Visitors will be received at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles) on Sunday and Monday, October 9th and 10th from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Margaret Queen of Scotland Catholic Church, 222 Ridley Boulevard (Avenue Rd. and Wilson), Toronto on Tuesday, October 11th at 10: 00 a.m. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (www.cysticfibrosis.ca) or the Canadian Liver Foundation (www.liver.ca). Condolences www.rskane.ca.

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RAETSEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-02 published
JOHNSON, Peter
Peter, 63, passed away August 1, 2005, after a lengthy battle with stomach cancer, with his wife Carol by his side. He will be sadly missed by mother, Lilian, daughters Jacqueline COCKAYNE and Jennifer RAETSEN, grand_sons Jarrett and Scott RAETSEN, stepsons Andrew and Rolf HESS, cousin Maureen VASEY, brother Allan JOHNSON, and family and Friends both in Toronto and Portugal. Peter's service will be held in Taião de Baixo, Portugal on August 2. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society.

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