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SIFTON 2005-12-02 published
SMITH, Harold Wesley
At Victoria Hospital, London on Wednesday, November 30, 2005, Harold Wesley SMITH of London in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Stella G. (MIDDAUGH) SMITH. Dear father of Elizabeth Jane "Betty" BANKES of London. Dear brother of Lloyd SMITH and his wife Marg of London. Predeceased by his brothers Joseph and Orville SMITH and his sisters Beatrice HOWE and Irene BOYSE. Dear brother-in-law of Ivan HOWE of Ingersoll, Mary SMITH, Muriel SIFTON and Marg MIDDAUGH all of London. Also loved by his grand_son Jason BANKES of London and missed by many nieces and nephews. A private family service will be conducted in the chapel. of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Friday, December 2nd. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, Ontario N6A 3A1 or Canadian Diabetes Association, 442 Adelaide Street, North, London, Ontario N6B 3H8. On line condolences accepted at

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SIFTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-29 published
MacDONALD, Sir Hugh John, 1929 -- Died This Day
Tuesday, March 29, 2005, Page S7
Lawyer, politician and magistrate born at Kingston, Ontario, on March 13, 1850. The son of Sir John A. MacDONALD, he studied law at the University of Toronto. He practised for a time in Ontario and served in the militia, reaching the Red River with the WOLSELEY expedition of 1870. In 1882, he moved to Winnipeg and set up a law partnership there with the son of Sir Charles TUPPER. In 1891, he entered politics, won a federal seat and was sworn in beside his father, then prime minister, to the applause of the House of Commons. In 1897, he was persuaded to take over the leadership of the Conservative party in Manitoba and became premier two years later. In 1900, after introducing prohibition, he returned to federal politics to run against Clifford SIFTON and lost. He returned to his law practise until appointed to the bench.

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