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TAPANILA o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-01-04 published
KOVATS, Alexander Joseph
Peacefully on January 3rd, 2005 at Southampton Care Centre in his 86th year. Predeceased by his loving wife Ruth (1994) and his brothers Andrew and William. Beloved and devoted father of Judith HOLTZHAUER (Helge TAPANILA), John (Isabell), David (Karen), Kathy HUNTER, Nancy FIDDLER (Wayne) and Paul (Sharon,) thirteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Survived by his brother Joseph, his sister Emma SHORTILL, sisters-in-law Elinor KOVATS and Rita KOVATS, brothers-in-law Doug KUNKEL and Don KUNKEL. Special friend to Julia SAKATCH. Cremation has taken place. Memorial mass at St. Clements R.C. Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge, Thursday, January 6th, 2005 at 6: 00 p.m. Visitation at the Church before the mass from 4: 00 to 5:30 p.m. Reception following the mass. Memorial donations to Canadian Diabetes Association or your local food bank.
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TAPIA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-12 published
DALY, Hendrika Jacoba (née LOOGMAN)
Born April 12, 1925 in Venray, the Netherlands, passed away March 10, 2005, still fighting, at age 79 in St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. Riki waged a long battle with chronic lung disease with courage and determination, with Peter DALY, her husband of 47 years, at her side. A master story teller, she was a constant source of wisdom, inspiration and hilarity. She was deeply loved and will be sorely missed by her children John (Ingrid RIETS,) Patricia (Eric GRAFSTEIN,) Ann (John WEIR) and Moira (Claudio TAPIA.) She was a loving Oma to Matthew, Daniel and Benjamin DALY- GRAFSTEIN, Sarah WEIR and Owen and Isabella TAPIA. She also leaves her sisters Pia LOOGMAN and Kit SMITH.
Riki grew up in a large, happy household in Holland, the fifth of seven children. After Jan, her only brother, a medical student, died in the Second World War, the family emigrated to Canada. She married Peter in 1957 in Brantford, Ontario. Her life in Canada was devoted to her family, keeping an immaculate household, and caring for creatures large and small. She was also an avid reader, keenly interested in world events and politics, and a perpetually disappointed fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
But it was her personality that touched all who met her. Intelligent, combative and never afraid to voice her opinion, she filled a room and she filled our lives. We will miss her terribly. After her long struggle, may she now rest in peace.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday March 15, 2005, at 11: 00 am at the Humphrey Funeral Home, A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Ave. in Toronto.

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TAPLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-26 published
TAPLEY, Marguerite Ruth (née BLYTH)
In her 90th year, of Erindale, Mississauga, passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, February 22, 2005, at Grace Manor, Brampton. Beloved wife of the late Gordon (December, 2000). Loving mother of Allan and his wife Terry; Glenda SHAW and her husband Joey (deceased) and Reverend David and his wife Doris. Loving Gramma of John TAPLEY Susan (John) SAMARITA; Michael (Heather) SHAW; Brian SHAW (deceased) Calvin (Jennifer) TAPLEY; Esther (Kent) ALLISON; and Reverend Matthew (Lisa) TAPLEY. Great-gramma of 14. Loving sister of Jack and Irene BLYTH. Remembered by brother-in-law Fred GROSSMITH, and sister-in-law Margaret TAPLEY. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Mississauga Gospel Temple, 1814 Barbertown Road, Mississauga, at 2: 00 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined. Spring interment at Boston Mills Cemetery.

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TAPLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-22 published
WELDON, Kenneth Barratt (1916-2005)
Peacefully at the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre in Ottawa on Thursday, October 20, 2005 after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Ken WELDON, beloved husband for 60 years of Eleanor TAPLEY. Dear father of Barry (Cathie) and Janet GORDON (Ken) and of the late Nancy. Cherished grandpa/poppa of Andrew and Jonathan WELDON and Jeff and Melanie GORDON. Uncle of Patty HARGREAVES (Bill) and Georgie SHIACH (Don.) Predeceased by his brother George. Born and educated in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ken obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Manitoba in 1937. Relocating to Montreal, he pursued a long career as Quebec Sales Manager for a chemical products firm. A championship golfer and curler, Ken represented Quebec three times at the MacDonald Brier and won the National Seniors Curling title in 1972, earning an induction into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame. Following cremation, a memorial service for Ken will take place in Ottawa at a later date. The family would like to thank the staff at the Hunt Club Manor and the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre for their patience and care. In memoriam donations to the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, Ottawa.

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TAPLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-05 published
TAPLIN- PARSONS, Ina Mary
Peacefully on Sunday, February 27, 2005 at Fairvern Nursing Home in Huntsville at the age of 98. Loving wife of the late Al PARSONS. Stepmother of Donnie PARSONS and his wife Jeanie of Bracebridge, Lois MILLER and her husband Bud WITTER of Kitchener, and Shirley and her husband Paul HAMMOND of Bracebridge. Loving sister of Mary ELDER, Winnifred CAMPBELL, and predeceased by Joe TAPLIN, Nellie BOOTHBY, Charlie CUNNINGTON, Art CUNNINGTON, Bill CUNNINGTON, Boyce CUNNINGTON, Percy CUNNINGTON, Elsie BOOTHBY, and Emily MUNROE. Fondly remembered by many step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service was held at the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High Street, Huntsville, P1H 1N9, 705-789-5252 on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005. If desired, donations to St. James Anglican Church, Port Cunnington, Fairvern Nursing Home or the Order of the Eastem Star, Clovelly Chapter No. 144, would be appreciated.

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TAPLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-23 published
DRIEDZIC, Geraldine
Peacefully, on Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at King Gardens Nursing Home. Predeceased by her beloved husband Bill. Loving mother of Suzanne TAPLIN and her husband Graham, Daniel and his wife Anita, and Laura STEFFLER and her husband Ken. Dear grandmother of Tim, Mark and Shawn TAPLIN, Lauren and Robert DRIEDZIC, and Bryan and Leslie STEFFLER. A private funeral service was held at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel. Interment Assumption Cemetery. If desired, remembrances made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be a appreciated by the family.

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TAPP o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-03 published
TAPP, Cheryl
In loving memory of Cheryl who passed away March 3, 1991.
God took your hand and we had to part,
He eased your pain, but broke our hearts.
Many a silent tear is shed,
When we are all alone.
When the day is sad and lonely
And everything goes wrong
We seem to hear you whisper
"Cheer up and carry on".
Although we smile and make no fuss,
No one misses you more than us.
Your presence we miss and memories we treasure,
We'll love you always and forget you never.
No length of time can take away
Our thoughts of you today.
Forever loved and sadly missed by Jim, Joshua and Brandon.

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TAPP o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-10 published
TAPP, Addie (COUGHTREY)
Peacefully at her residence in Dorchester on Wednesday, March 9th, 2005 Addie (COUGHTREY) TAPP formerly of London in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Bryce TAPP. Dear mother of Patricia COHOON and her husband Robert of Dorchester. Predeceased by her brother Harry COUGHTREY and her sisters Lorinda, Bailie and Susan HOWARD. Loving grandmother of Christopher Bryce COHOON and his wife Maria CAROLINA of London. Friends will be received by the#2 hours prior to the funeral service which will be conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Saturday, March 12th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Brian McKAY of Church of St. Andrew Memorial officiating. Interment in Dorchester Union Cemetery, Dorchester. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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TAPP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-11 published
James Anthony " Jimmy" TAPP
By Colleen TAPP, Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - Page A18
Television pioneer, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, voice of Hercules. Born in Ottawa, April 18, 1918. Died November 20, 2004, of pneumonia in Oakville, Ontario, at 86.
Jimmy TAPP was born at the end of the First World War, the second of seven children born to George, Canadian Pacific Railway train conductor, and Kathleen TRAVERS, she from County Kildare, Ireland.
Jimmy loved to tell stories of his youth in Ottawa through the roaring Twenties and the great Depression. His favourite story was about buying his mom a box of coffee creams for Mother's Day and sharing them with every pal he met on the way home. There was only one left for his mom but she loved the story even more than coffee creams.
It was while serving overseas as an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War that he began his lifelong love of broadcasting and a career that spanned five decades. Jimmy hosted a closed-circuit radio show, spinning discs on board the H.M.C.S. Wasaga, and when the war was over, he studied radio broadcasting at Northwestern University in Chicago. During a training session at NBC, he met the lovely Mary Agnes MORONEY, and after a whirlwind 11-day courtship, married her in November, Jimmy and his new bride moved to Montreal, where he became a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation announcer, and had many successes as a radio executive. As his little sister, Shirley, said in his eulogy, Jimmy was born with a microphone in one hand and a business card in the other, but his real passion was performing. His talents were ideally suited to an emerging new technology that was in its infancy: television. He hosted the first show on CBMT, Montreal's Canadian Broadcasting Corporation English station, on January 10, 1954. Those early days of television were exciting, with only a channel or two; if you were watching in Montreal, you were probably watching Jimmy TAPP.
As host of The Tapp Room, the first television talk show of its kind in the mid-1950s, Jimmy interviewed every big star from New York to Hollywood, such as Bob Hope, Ed Sullivan, Gregory Peck, Tony Bennett and Joan Crawford, to name a few. The stars often commented on how much they enjoyed working with him and how well he had done his homework. Although he hosted a number of successful television and radio shows, he is probably best known for being the voice of Hercules in the original hit cartoon, The Mighty Hercules. Over the years "Herc" delighted his five children, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren with cheers of "Olympiaaaah!" upon request.
To his family, and others who knew him, Jimmy was larger than life. Although in very poor health in the months before he died, he was still "hosting" from his hospital bed, entertaining his audience and regaling his family with old memories. In his last days he talked with increasing clarity about his career and his life, how he was blown away to have participated in that inaugural Canadian Broadcasting Corporation broadcast, and how it was through his family that he really made his mark in this world. It was profoundly moving to watch him muster up all his energy to sign a 58th anniversary card for Mary despite being barely able to lift his hand or speak by then. He managed to eat a little (for her sake) and enjoy a little party with the family in his hospital room; he died peacefully a few days later.
Ten days after his death, Jimmy was inducted in to the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame and received a tribute he would have loved. At his grave, where we said our goodbyes for the last time to the man who was, in his four-year-old grand_son's words, a "real live superhero," Mom quietly sang an Irish song and we saluted our beloved Dad with one last "Olympiaaah!"
Herc would have approved.
Colleen is Jimmy's daughter.

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TAPP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-14 published
Klaus Dietmar WOERNER, Entrepreneur 1939-2005
The German-born tool-and-die maker with enormous willpower founded ATS, a Kitchener, Ontario, company that is now a global leader in automated manufacturing solutions, Sandra MARTIN writes
By Sandra MARTIN, Monday, February 14, 2005 - Page S6
A precision mechanic who arrived in Canada in 1960 with nothing but his skill, energy and ambition, Klaus WOERNER went on to become the founder of ATS, a specialized designer and supplier of automation systems, that now has 4,000 employees in 26 locations around the world and annual sales of more than $650-million. He was named Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year in 1997.
He wasn't a big man, but he was powerful. When he walked into a room, you could feel the crackle in the air. He could be impatient, and when he got excited his slight German accent became more pronounced, but he was very approachable and he never held a grudge.
"There was no way you could work with Klaus and not be Friends with him," said Ron JUTRAS, who has succeeded Mr. WOERNER as president of ATS. "He was a very good judge of character and he always had time for people. It didn't matter what your role was in the company, he would find a way to include you in social gatherings."
Although he wanted people in the company to bring him solutions, not problems, one of his best skills was problem solving. "He loved rolling up his sleeves and getting into a problem," Mr. JUTRAS said.
"Klaus could walk into a factory and he could see the opportunities to improve it through automation and how he could make a real difference," said Lawrence TAPP, chair of the ATS board, "and he recognized the importance of the trades and apprenticeships, which we really needed from a Canadian perspective."
"He was a business giant," said member of provincial parliament Elizabeth WITMER, former deputy premier of Ontario, "but more important, he was a very compassionate, generous human being who gave a tremendous amount back to his community, never expecting anything in return."
Klaus WOERNER, the youngest of three sons of Karl and Alice (GREMPER,) was born in Tiengen in the Black Forest area of Germany, just after the outbreak of the Second World War. Becoming a toolmaker was his dream but his hometown was too small to have an apprenticeship program. He went first to Waldshut to do an apprenticeship as a watch and clock maker and then to Switzerland to study tool and die making.
After completing a four-year apprenticeship as a precision mechanic at Braun Boverei in Switzerland, he applied for visas to Australia, South Africa and Canada, intending to immigrate to whichever country accepted him first. Canada won and he arrived in Montreal in 1960 with a job waiting for him, or so he thought, in aviation.
He showed up for work and learned his employer had shut down because of the cancellation of the Avro Arrow program the previous February. He spent his first 14 years in Canada working at technical jobs and as a watch and clock maker for jeweller Gabriel Lucas in his celebrated Sherbrooke Street studio. Meanwhile, he finished his high school diploma and then studied industrial engineering at night at Sir George Williams (now Concordia) University in Montreal. Through Friends, he met his wife Anna, then a nursing student at the Royal Victoria Hospital, in the mid-1960s. "He was very charming, very elegant and very ambitious," his widow said this week. They married in Canada's centennial year and moved to Toronto in 1969 because they were worried about the economic and political instability in Quebec.
He worked for Litton Systems, then went full-time to Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (now University) to complete his engineering qualifications before working at the Ford Motor Company's Oakville truck plant, installing assembly lines, and then working as an engineering supervisor at Electrohome Ltd., a television manufacturer, in Kitchener.
When Electrohome decided to wind down its television business, Mr. WOERNER went out on his own and, in 1978, founded Automation Tooling Systems (ATS,) a start-up company in Kitchener building specialized equipment to enable manufacturers to take advantage of new technology.
"The idea of going into industrial automation was really sparked at Ford," Mr. WOERNER told Canadian Business magazine in 1998. "I installed all these automated weld machines and welding robots there. It was really fun work."
From those early days of building specialized machinery for the automotive industry, the company has since designed and built more than 10,000 automation systems for telecommunications, fibre optics, solar energy and other industries.
ATS was always a family business. Mr. WOERNER put a $70,000 second mortgage on his house for cash flow, his wife Anna, who was raising their two children and working part-time as a nurse, put in half-days doing secretarial work. Sales reached $370,000 that first year and grew to $1-million the next. By 1984, the company had $4-million in revenues and was growing so fast that it was consuming cash as quickly as he produced it in sales. The company was profitable, but it needed more working capital than Mr. WOERNER could provide from a line of credit at his local bank. It was the bank which suggested to Mr. WOERNER that a chartered accountant might help him increase his financing capability.
"I came to his office, and the level of activity was mind-boggling," Mr. JUTRAS said. "It was a beehive of activity. There was a tremendous pulse and energy level."
Mr. WOERNER was wearing many different hats and working closely with a bunch of people who were committed to working with him and who shared his vision, according to Mr. JUTRAS. "It was inspiring."
Essentially, Mr. JUTRAS never left. He tested his boss early on to see if he really wanted somebody to help him on the finance side. "I made him spend the money on an ad in The Globe and Mail and when he did it, I said, 'I guess he's serious,' so then I asked him if he would hire me, and he said absolutely and I came to work with him [as Chief Financial Officer] and off we went." That was June of 1985, the year revenues hit $9-million.
"Klaus always wanted to minimize the bureaucracy and to have an environment that was very team oriented and didn't have an ivory tower. I can remember him articulating his vision early on and getting out the white board and mapping out where he wanted to go. It was exciting."
Mr. JUTRAS helped to find outside investment from Aer Lingus, which gave the airline a 75-per-cent controlling interest in ATS. Giving up such a big share of the company was very hard for Mr. WOERNER, but he knew he needed the outside capital. Then in the early 1990s, after having survived downturns in the automotive and computer electronics industries, Aer Lingus was itself struggling as a result of the rising fuel costs brought on by the Persian Gulf war. They wanted to divest themselves of ATS and Mr. WOERNER seized the opportunity to retake control of his company through an employee-management buy-back offer.
A business connection who became a friend is Robert WARREN, a lawyer in the Kitchener office of Miller Thomson. He was brought in by Mr. JUTRAS to help with the first annual meeting after the company went public in 1993, a move that brought in the capital to enable ATS to expand globally. From the beginning, Mr. WARREN was impressed by his client's energy, work ethic and loyalty to his Friends, customers and employees. "He was a horse," Mr. WARREN said. "He was so strong and he lived to work. You always knew where you stood with him and I can't think of a nicer man that I've ever had the pleasure of working with."
Although they didn't know each other at the time, Robert "Bob" FERCHAT worked at Ford doing financial analysis at the same time as Mr. WOERNER was working in the technical area. They met and compared notes in totally different circumstances when Mr. FERCHAT, who has held a number of executive positions at Northern Telecom and BCE Mobile Communications and other firms, was invited to join the board of ATS in 1997.
A self-described fan of Mr. WOERNER, Mr. FERCHAT said he had enormous will power and the energy to back it up and that showed both in the creation of ATS and in his ability to make it survive through the downturns in both the high-tech and automotive industries in the late 1980s and early 1990s. There were no layoffs at ATS during those tough times because Mr. WOERNER insisted on absorbing the costs of keeping his people working. "He was very loyal to his employees," Mr. FERCHAT said, pointing out that the ATS management buyout in 1993 was offered to staff, who responded on a broad level. "He wanted them to share in his wealth and he was frustrated if the stock went down."
"There were no airs about him," said John TIBBITS, president of Conestoga College in Kitchener. "He was very direct so you never had to do a 'song and dance' for him if you wanted something." Describing Mr. WOERNER as one of Conestoga College's best Friends, Mr. TIBBITS said the relationship with ATS began in the late 1980s with co-op programs. "It was symbiotic. As they grew, we grew, too, in a number of areas, a key one being robotics and automation," he said.
Over the years, ATS gave cash, equipment, program advisers, apprenticeship programs, even an engineering building, amounting to an overall gift of at least $10-million since the mid 1990s. And he strong-armed other community leaders to make big donations as well. At least 400 Conestoga graduates work at ATS.
ATS workers and students weren't the only recipients of the WOERNER family's generosity. Six years ago the family gave $5-million to Kitchener's Centre in the Square performing arts theatre. They tried to give the money anonymously but the centre wanted to announce it publicly to help in their fundraising. Nevertheless, they declined an offer to rename the facility in their honour. They also gave money to local hospitals, to the University of Waterloo to establish a laboratory for automated manufacturing research and $100,000 to Ms. WITMER's unsuccessful run against Ernie Eves in 2002 for the leadership of the Ontario Conservative party.
The WOERNERs moved from a house in Kitchener to a 23-hectare farm outside Cambridge in the early 1980s. That's where he practised his serve in highly competitive matches on custom-built tennis courts with his wife and Friends. That's also where, perhaps in an homage to the denuded Black Forest area of his birth, he exercised his green thumb by planting more than 100,000 trees over the years.
Less than a year ago his famous energy flagged and his strength diminished. Faced with a five-week wait for an M.R.I. in Ontario, he went to the U.S. and was diagnosed with small-cell carcinoma. He kept on working, often having chemotherapy in the morning and then heading straight to the office. His only concession to ill health was to work four days a week, staying home on Fridays to recoup his strength.
"If will power could overcome cancer, he would have beaten it," said Mr. FERCHAT, adding that the challenge now is to honour his legacy. "Nobody will be moving into his office or his parking space for a long time."
Klaus Dietmar WOERNER was born in Tiengen, Germany, on October 27, 1939. He died of cancer at home on February 7. He was 65. He is survived by his wife, Anna, two children and three grandchildren. A memorial service was set for today at Centre In The Square, 101 Queen St. N., in Kitchener, Ontario

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TAPP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-21 published
BARLOW, C. Keith
At the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge on Thursday, March 17, 2005. Keith BARLOW in his 83rd year. Beloved husband to Shirley BARLOW (née TAPP) of Gravenhurst. Beloved father to Keeley (Mrs. C. Scott ALLINGTON) of Thornton, and Rob. C. BARLOW (Shiona COUE) of Vancouver. Keith was the adopted son of the late Dr. Harry and Joy HAZLEWOOD of Gravenhurst. Beloved grandfather to Katie and Kristin ALLINGTON. At the request of Mr. BARLOW, cremation has taken place. In memory donations to the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Cavill Funeral Home, Gravenhurst (705) 687-3242.

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TAPP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-15 published
DAVIES, Raymond
(Retired employee of Ford Motor Company, Oakville and a veteran of World War 2). Suddenly, on Thursday, January 13, 2005, at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, in his 81st year. Raymond, beloved husband of Kathleen. Loved father of Patricia and her husband Bill TAPP and grandfather of Gordon. Dear brother of Jennifer BOWSHER and Betty GIMBLETT. Funeral Service 1: 00 p.m. Monday, January 17, 2005 in the Chapel of Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville (905-844-2600) with visitation one hour prior to service. Cremation. For those who wish, memorial contributions to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Email condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca; please place DAVIES in the subject line.

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TAPP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-07 published
'Mac' led heady days at CHUM
Disk Jockey Bob McADOREY as popular as music
'Bon vivant' later a Global television fixture
By Jim BAWDEN, Television COLUMNIST
Bob McADOREY helped usher in radio's rock 'n' roll era and set the musical agenda for a generation of Toronto teens.
Few today realize the power that Disk Jockeys like McADOREY exerted over Toronto popular culture 40 years ago, when radio ruled. It was a cozy time for music -- and then CHUM entered the fray, blew the cobwebs away and ushered in the crazy days of rock broadcasting.
McADOREY, 69, died Saturday at St. Catharines' Hotel Dieu hospital after a long illness.
McADOREY grew up in Niagara Falls and attended Stamford Collegiate, also the alma mater of Titanic director James CAMERON. He was in the same graduating class as Barbara FRUM, the legendary Canadian Broadcasting Corporation-television interviewer.
As a teen, McADOREY won a province-wide public speaking contest and was the popular president of his high school fraternity.
He also played ragtime piano.
"Crowds would go around him," said his older brother, Terry McADOREY.
McADOREY's radio career started in 1953 when the Niagara Falls native first signed on with CHVC near the Falls, introducing listeners to his unique style of easy-going patter.
"I looked like Buddy Holly back then," McADOREY told the Toronto Star in a 1981 interview. "I weighed about 95 pounds and we played songs like 'Que Sera Sera.' Everything was a lot softer, smoother then."
After additional stops in London, Guelph, Hamilton and Dawson Creek, McADOREY wound up at Toronto's CHUM, coaxed to climb aboard by resident star Disk Jockey Al BOLISKA.
"I'd lived with Al above a variety store in London and he kept telling me to come to CHUM. I asked for $600 a month, after all Gordie TAPP was making $100 a week, and to my surprise I got the job."
Starting in 1960, McADOREY began a stint that many people consider rock programming at its finest: brash, spontaneous and pretty wild. And the Disk Jockeys were the stars.
CHUM became the rock station to listen to and McADOREY was the man who told you if a song was going places. The guy who hung out with The Beatles and The Stones when they were in town (and introduced them from the stage) was known simply as "Mac."
For years, he hosted the all-important 4 to 7 p.m. slot. CHUM's chart of the week's top records was posted everywhere: in record stores and high school lockers. Eaton's and Simpson's would only stock those 45s that were on the CHUM list. When a new record called "The Unicorn" came in, McADOREY liked it so much he immediately put it on the air and it sold 140,000 copies in Canada in two weeks and made The Irish Rovers.
Thinking back on those heady days, McADOREY said, "We kept it all clean up here. There was no payola as in the U.S. and we deliberately helped a lot of Canadians. It was personality radio. We were promoted like crazy back then. And the pressures were unbelievable. We dictated what records were going to go. And what kids would eat, drink.
"I could have written five books about what happened at CHUM. There'd be one book if I saved my memos. The most frightening thing was the British invasion. There weren't enough cops to handle the crowds -- it was out of control."
Off the air, he was a bon vivant, said 72-year-old Terry McADOREY.
"We did a lot of drinking. He was a good friend of Ronnie HAWKINS."
In 1968, the CHUM deal fizzled. When owner Al WATERS brought in American consultants, McADOREY felt the business was becoming too heavily formatted and left.
McADOREY headed to CFGM in Richmond Hill, which was trying to invade Toronto with a country music format. As morning man, he energized the station. He moved to CFTR in 1970 and after a few years returned to CFGM.
A constant listener was Bill CUNNINGHAM, head of Global television news, and he asked McADOREY to contribute satirical bits, which eventually became a full-time job.
Sample segment: during an airline strike McADOREY headed out to Terminal 2 with bowling equipment and pins to demonstrate the building was only of use as a bowling alley. Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers saw nothing funny in this and whisked him out as the piece was being filmed.
Another time during a city campaign to get dog owners to scoop up deposits, McADOREY and a cameraman went out to do field tests, which consisted of chasing terrified dogs whose owners had failed the test.
By 1980, he was entertainment editor. In 1983, Global tried to fire him when he disagreed over assignments. Global's Three Guys at noon telecast was a big hit (the others: Mike Anscombe and John Dawe) and hundreds of daily phone calls forced management to reconsider. For a time, Global even outperformed Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Midday.
McADOREY later got his own afternoon entertainment show where he'd report from movie junkets and comment on the entertainment scene.
I last chatted with him in 2000 when he was railing against Global's retirement-at-65 rule. But he looked frail and had been off for months after a fainting attack.
McADOREY had a farm at Gormley and a place in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Despite his television success he still yearned for the golden days of radio: "I'd walk into the booth in pyjama tops and jeans and talk one-on-one to people. At least that's the way I always imagined it."
McADOREY leaves daughter Colleen, her husband Jim TATTI, a Global sports broadcaster, and four grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife Willa, daughter Robin and son Terry.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Church in Niagara Falls.
With files from Gabe GONDA

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TAPP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-11 published
RYDER, George Alexander
Suddenly at his residence in Mississauga, on Monday, February 7, 2005. George RYDER husband of Terry LOCK and dear father of Kevin and Michael. Loving grandfather of Alexia, Joshua, Madison and Brandon. Dear brother of Anne DALE, David, Stephen, Doreen, Susan HUNTER, Kathy MONGEON, Betty Rose and Gord TAPP. Predeceased by his parents Roy and Isabel RYDER and by siblings Christine WILLIAMS and James RYDER. Friends may call at the Lee Funeral Home Limited, 258 Queen Street South(Misssissauga Road South of 401), Streetsville on Saturday, February 12, 2005 from 12 noon until service time at 4 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, 885 Don Mills Road, Suite 322, Don Mills, Ontario M3C 1V9 or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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TAPP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-19 published
COLLINS, William " Bill" (1937-2005)
On Thursday, February 17, 2005, after a ten year, very courageous struggle with cancer, William (Bill) COLLINS passed away peacefully at home. Cherished and loving husband of Iris (TAPP- TURNBULL,) devoted son of Noreen and the late George COLLINS, proud and adoring father of Kelly (Dino), Steve (Nancy) and Cheryl (Mike). Cherished step-father of Chella, Lynn, Barb, Christine and Alison TURNBULL. He will be sorely missed by his precious grandchildren Patrick, Megan, Ryan, Sean and step-grandchildren Liam, Justin, Nicholas and Sydney. Leaves his only brother and best friend David (Joan) and nephew James. Friends may visit at Carruthers and Davidson, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner on Sunday, February 20 from 2 to 4 p.m and Monday, February 21 from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to service in the chapel. Reception to follow at 21 Martyn Drive, Wasaga Beach. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Barbara Turnbull Foundation for Spinal Cord Research, 55 St. Clair Ave. West, Suite 410, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 2Y7, or the charity of your choice.

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TAPP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-20 published
COLLINS, William " Bill" (1937-2005)
On Thursday, February 17, 2005, after a ten year, very courageous struggle with cancer, William (Bill) COLLINS passed away peacefully at home. Cherished and loving husband of Iris (TAPP- TURNBULL,) devoted son of Noreen and the late George COLLINS, proud and adoring father of Kelly (Dino), Steve (Nancy) and Cheryl (Mike). Cherished step-father of Chella, Lynn, Barb, Christine and Alison TURNBULL. He will be sorely missed by his precious grandchildren Patrick, Megan, Ryan, Sean and step-grandchildren Liam, Justin, Nicholas and Sydney. Leaves his only brother and best friend David (Joan) and nephew James. Friends may visit at Carruthers and Davidson, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner (1-866-428-2637) on Sunday, February 20 from 2 to 4 p.m and Monday, February 21 from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to service in the chapel. Reception to follow at 21 Martyn Drive, Wasaga Beach. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Barbara Turnbull Foundation for Spinal Cord Research, 55 St. Clair Ave. West, Suite 410, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 2Y7, or the charity of your choice.

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TAPP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-19 published
BARLOW, C. Keith
At the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge, on Thursday, March 17, 2005. Keith BARLOW, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband to Shirley BARLOW (née TAPP) of Gravenhurst. Beloved father to Keeley (Mrs. C. Scott ALLINGTON) of Thornton, and Rob C. BARLOW (Shiona COUE) of Vancouver. Keith was the adopted son of the late Dr. Harry and Joy HAZLEWOOD of Gravenhurst. Beloved grandfather to Katie and Kristin ALLINGTON. At the request of Mr. BARLOW, cremation has taken place. In memory donations to the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Cavill Funeral Home, Gravenhurst, 705-687-3242.

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TAPP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-26 published
LANGLEY, Helen Elizabeth (née TAPP)
Suddenly on August 25, 2005 at York Regional Hospital, following a heart attack. Helen, in her 85th year, beloved wife of William DREW for 63 years. Loving mother of Jeanne KING and her husband John, Douglas LANGLEY and Christine LANGLEY. Grandmother to Lisa KING, wife of Ronald JOHNSON, and Janice SMITH, wife of Craig SMITH of Melbourne, Australia. Great-grandmother of Charlotte JOHNSON. Friends will be received at the Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas St. West on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Complete Funeral Service to be held on Monday, August 29, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Cremation to follow.

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TAPP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-27 published
CAREY, Gladys Lind
Beloved wife of the late Kenneth CAREY (deceased August 18, 1986.) Peacefully at the Craiglee Nursing Home in Toronto on the 25th day of December, 2005 in her 95th year. Beloved mother of Dorothy (Stan CROWLEY,) Loretta (David TROTMAN,) Melvyn, Yvonne (predeceased Bud TAPP,) Verlyn (John MacPHERSON,) Marilyn (predeceased Jimmy McARTHUR,) Suzie (Ahmed DEAN) and predeceased son Russell (Virginia CAREY.) Will be sadly missed by many grandchildren and Friends. Friends may call at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Wednesday, December 28 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. O.E.S. Service to be held on Wednesday at 7: 30 p.m. at Jerretts. Service in the chapel on Thursday at 1 p.m., Reverend Pat KEITH officiating. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society.

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TAPSCOTT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-16 published
PRITCHARD, Audrey Carolyn (née BROWN)
Died peacefully at home in Mississauga on Thursday, April 14, 2005 in her 75th year, of cancer. Beloved wife of Ross for 50 years. Sister of Connie HENLEY, sister-in-law of Don HENLEY, Tom SADLER and Audry WEST. Mother and mother-in-law of Kelli and Nagui (PRITCHARD- CHARKY), Jory and Doug (PRITCHARD- KERR), Jeff and Jane PRITCHARD, and Jill and Nigel (PRITCHARD- SCOTT.) Dear Nanny of Brady, Daniel, Emily, Jamie, Kyle, Michael, Ryan, Teddy, Thomas and Whitney. Audrey was born and grew up in Chatham, Ontario and was predeceased by her parents, Alfred and Miriam, sister Jean and brothers Gordon and Douglas. She attended the University of Western Ontario where she served as chapter president of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Audrey taught English and physical education at high schools in Belle River, Oakville and Milton. She was an active member of Streetsville United Church, and helped found and lead many community-based volunteer programs, including the youth volunteer corps at Credit Valley Hospital, and Mississauga-based Foodpath, an organization whose initiatives included creation of a foodbank, children's breakfast program and co-op housing. Audrey was privileged to have had so many good Friends, colleagues, neighbours and family who contributed to her well-being and success and whom we would like to thank for their generous support in her final days. We are particularly grateful for the loving homecare provided to Mom by our Dad Ross and our sister Kelli. Our family would also like to thank Dr. Ron PEDDLE, Nadean HARLEY, Dr. Robert SAULS and other staff of Credit Valley hospital, Carolyn OLIVER and other nurses of the Victorian Order of Nurses, Doina GAIU, and Reverend John TAPSCOTT and the members of Streetsville United Church for their compassionate care. Visitation will be on Sunday, April 17, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., at the Lee Funeral Home, 258 Queen Street South, (Streetsville) Mississauga, L5M 1L8 (phone 905-826-1148). Funeral and reception will take place on Monday, April 18, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Streetsville United Church, 274 Queen Street South, Mississauga (phone 905-826-1542). Burial to follow in Chatham, Ontario. If desired, donations by cheque may be made payable to: 'Foodpath' (in memory of Audrey Pritchard, for Breakfast Clubs), 2550 Goldenridge Road, Unit 36, Mississauga, Ontario, L4X 2S3; phone905-270-9792 www.foodpath.org; registered charity #11892 7011 RR0001 (tax receipts will be issued).

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TAPSCOTT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-02 published
COXWORTH, Gordon
Passed away at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital on January 1, 2005. In his 81st year. Beloved husband of Mary for over 48 years. Dear father of Larry (Joy,) Debbie (Steve) NORTHOVER. Proud grandfather of Neil, Erica, Thomas and Daniel. Survived by his brothers Lloyd and Ray (Marianne) COXWORTH, sister Lois ANNARINO and predeceased by Frank COXWORTH and Ilene TAPSCOTT. Survived by sister-in-law Ada COXWORTH. Gordon will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Family and Friends will be received at the Low and Low Funeral Home Uxbridge, 23 Main Street South (905) 852-3073 on Monday January 3, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday January 4, 2005 at 2 p.m. In Gordon's memory, donations made to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital or to the charity of choice would be appreciated.

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TAPSCOTT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-16 published
PRITCHARD, Audrey Carolyn (née BROWN)
Died peacefully at home in Mississauga on Thursday, April 14, 2005 in her 75th year, of cancer. Beloved wife of Ross for 50 years. Sister of Connie HENLEY, sister-in-law of Don HENLEY, Tom SADLER and Audry WEST. Mother and mother-in-law of Kelli and Nagui (PRITCHARD- CHARKY), Jory and Doug (PRITCHARD- KERR), Jeff and Jane PRITCHARD, and Jill and Nigel (PRITCHARD- SCOTT.) Dear Nanny of Brady, Daniel, Emily, Jamie, Kyle, Michael, Ryan, Teddy, Thomas and Whitney. Audrey was born and grew up in Chatham, Ontario and was predeceased by her parents, Alfred and Miriam, sister Jean and brothers Gordon and Douglas. She attended the University of Western Ontario where she served as chapter president of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Audrey taught English and physical education at high schools in Belle River, Oakville and Milton. She was an active member of Streetsville United Church, and helped found and lead many community-based volunteer programs, including the youth volunteer corps at Credit Valley Hospital, and Mississauga-based Foodpath, an organization whose initiatives included creation of a foodbank, children's breakfast program and co-op housing. Audrey was privileged to have had so many good Friends, colleagues, neighbours and family who contributed to her well-being and success and whom we would like to thank for their generous support in her final days. We are particularly grateful for the loving homecare provided to Mom by our Dad Ross and our sister Kelli. Our family would also like to thank Dr. Ron PEDDLE, Nadean HARLEY, Dr. Robert SAULS and other staff of Credit Valley Hospital, Carolyn OLIVER and other nurses of the Victorian Order of Nurses, Doina GAIU, and Reverend John TAPSCOTT and the members of Streetsville United Church for their compassionate care. Visitation will be on Sunday, April 17, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Lee Funeral Home, 258 Queen Street South, (Streetsville) Mississauga, L5M 1L8 (905-826-1148). Funeral and reception will take place on Monday, April 18, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Streetsville United Church, 274 Queen Street South, Mississauga (905-826-1542). Burial to follow in Chatham, Ontario. If desired, donations by cheque may be made payable to: Foodpath (in memory of Audrey Pritchard, for Breakfast Clubs), 2550 Goldenridge Road, Unit 36, Mississauga, Ontario, L4X 2S3; 905-270-9792; www.foodpath.org registered charity No. 11892 7011 RR0001 (tax receipts will be issued).

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TAPSCOTT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-18 published
BREADEN, Ruby Eileen (née TAPSCOTT)
Peacefully, on Thursday, June 16, 2005 at Kawartha Lakes Exendicare, Lindsay, at age 85. Ruby, beloved wife of the late Robert Victor BREADEN. Dear mother of Lorraine and her husband Kenneth POWELL, Robert and his wife Melita and predeceased by Donna BREADEN. Grandmother of Alisha, Miranda and Travis. Survived by her sister Jessie and brother Melvin. Predeceased by brothers William, Bert, Carmen, Fred, and Clarence. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Resting at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge, 905-852-3073, on Sunday, June 19, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the chapel on Monday at 11 a.m. Interment Westminster Cemetery, Willowdale. In Ruby's memory, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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TAPSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-06 published
MUNRO, James
(Member of The Toronto Scottish Regiment World War 2) Peacefully at home, with family by his side on Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at the age 85. Beloved husband and best friend of Margaret, for sixty-one years. Loving father of, Gary and his wife Nancy, and Glenn. Adored grandpa of Ryan and Brent. He is also survived by his sisters, Irene TAPSON (Pat) and Mary HAWKINS (Bert) and brothers, Jack (Irene) and George (Helen). He will be lovingly remembered by daughter-in-law Lorraine. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, May 9, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. If so desired, donations can be made to The Canadian Cancer Society.

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