BAILIE o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-02-01 published
DUNCAN, John Leslie
John Leslie DUNCAN entered into rest in Centre Grey Hospital, Markdale on Monday, December 19, 2005 at 76 years old. He was the dearly loved husband of Marion (BAKER) DUNCAN of 52 years. A wonderful father to his three girls: Carolyne HOOD of Evansburg, Alberta; Dianne VAN BLITTERSWYK and her husband Bob of Brockville Barb GROSS and her husband Gord of Burlington and David KENNEDY and his wife Donia of Brampton. He was loved and respected by his eight grandchildren: Andrew and Robert HOOD, Jared, Devin and Deane VAN BLITTERSWYK, Braeden and Ethan GROSS and Keira KENNEDY, plus several loved nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his sisters, Christina (Charles) JACKSON and Irene DUNCAN his brother Edgar DUNCAN (Liz;) his sisters-in-law, Eileen BAKER and Verna SNOW and his brother-in-law, Allan (Marie) BAKER.
He was predeceased by his parents John and Pearl DUNCAN and son-in-law David HOOD.
Leslie was born April 11, 1929, raised on the Duncan homestead north of Dundalk on Highway 10 and attended S.S.#4 Artemesia. In June 1953 he married the love of his life, Marion BAKER in the Pilgrim Holiness Church of Proton Station where he took his family to church regularly. He was a board member and usher for several years. In more recent years, Les and Marion attend the Orangeville Baptist Church where they have made many meaningful relationships.
Les was passionate about his family and farming. He loved his wife and family and enjoyed his cattle and animals. He farmed right up until this past Thanksgiving, 2005 when he had his farm auction. He was looking forward to a well-earned retirement and selling the farm. Les also enjoyed his neighbours and Friends and always lent a hand wherever he could.
Les was admitted to Markdale Hospital December 14 where he suffered from heart complications, a stroke and passed away suddenly Monday, December 19 from a massive heart attack.
A complete funeral service was held Thursday December 22 at 1 p.m. at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk, officiated by Pastor Earl MARSHALL of Orangeville Baptist Church and assisted by Reverend Al VARDY of Dundalk Wesleyan. Two special songs were sung by his brothers-in-law, Allan BAKER and Charlie JACKSON, accompanied by Audrey OLDFIELD. Heartfelt eulogies were shared by son-in-law, Bob VAN BLITTERSWYK and David KENNEDY. Pallbearers were family and Friends, Andrew and Robert HOOD, Gord GROSS, Jim ELLIS, Mark NICHOLLS and Phillip BANNON. Honorary pallbearers were close Friends and neighbours Doug NICHOLLS, Bill STOCKS, Norman ACHESON, Rick GORETSKY, Doug RODGERS, Morley JANES, Vernon ATKINSON, Glenn SCOTT, Don CAMERON and Calvin BAILIE. His five younger grandchildren were flowerbearers. Spring internment will be at Bethel Cemetery.
Les' legacy as shared at his funeral is defined by "Family" being important, "Faith"; steadfast and sure, "Fun"; put it in daily living and "Friends"; lend a hand And make a friend. Too know Dad was to love him and we; miss him greatly!
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BAILIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-08 published
ANDERLE, Zbigniew
At London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital on Monday, February 6th, 2006 Zbigniew ANDERLE of London in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Bronia ANDERLE for 56 years. Dear father of Irena TESSIER and her husband Wayne of London. Dear brother of Richard ANDERLE and his wife Helena of Krakow, Poland. Predeceased by his son Richard ANDERLE. Loving grandfather of Krisha BAILIE and her husband Allan of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Justin TESSIER of London. Also loved by his great grandchildren William and Anna who were the "Apple of his eye". Zbigniew was a member of the 7th Polish Horse Artillery Regiment commanded by General Anders during the Second World War where he fought at Tobruk and Monte Casino. He will be sadly missed by his family and Friends. At the family's request, there will be no funeral home visitation or funeral service. A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, Ontario N6C 3X1 (433-5184) entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, Ontario N6A 3R6. On-line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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BAILIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-15 published
BAILIE, George Clarence
(Clarence proudly served 45 years with the Blyth and District Fire Department and was a Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 420, Blyth)
Passed away peacefully after a long illness at London Health Sciences Centre -- Westminster Campus on Tuesday, April 11, 2006. George Clarence BAILIE of Blyth in his 66th year. Beloved husband for almost 25 years of Sue BAILIE (née PRUNER.) Dear father of Allan BAILIE and his wife Krisha of Louisiana, Amanda BAILIE of London and Nicole BAILIE of Blyth, Grandpa of William and Anna. Also survived by a brother-in-law Earl PRUNER and his wife Sylvia of Rodney, a nephew Randy MAYBURRY and his wife Connie of Listowel and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Predeceased by his son William "Billie" (December 25, 1991), a sister Dorothy (1992,) a brother-in-law Gerald MAYBURRY (1999) and his parents George (1975) and Mary (1998) BAILIE. Friends and relatives will be received at the Blyth Visitation Centre of Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., 407 Queen Street, Blyth on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with Pastor Ernest DOW of the Living Water Christian Fellowship officiating. Interment in Blyth Union Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Children's Hospital of Western Ontario or the Blyth and District Fire Department. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 420, Blyth will hold a memorial service at the visitation centre on Monday evening at 9: 00 p.m.

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BAILIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-14 published
O'NEIL, Edna (née COURT)
At Meadowpark Nursing Home, London on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 Edna O'NEIL (née COURT) formerly of Dorchester in her 102nd year. Predeceased by her husband Herbert (1977). Loving mother of Bob (Hazel) of Monkton, Ray (Harriet) of Tillsonburg, Eunice Wilson of R.R.#1, Dorchester, and Neil (Barbara) of Saint Thomas. Sadly missed by her 16 grandchildren, and many great and great-great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Alma BAILIE (husband Bill) of London and predeceased by her sister Eva McFARLENE and brothers George, Charles, Edwin and Lloyd. Also predeceased by her son-in-law Jack WILSON and daughters-in-law Wava O'NEIL and Velma O'NEIL. Friends will be received at the Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Dorchester Presbyterian Church on Saturday, September 16, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Johan OLIVIER officiating. Interment at Dorchester Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Dorchester Presbyterian Church gratefully acknowledged

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BAILIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-26 published
NESBIT, Margaret
Peacefully at Seaforth Manor, Seaforth, on Sunday September 24, 2006 Mrs. Margaret NESBIT of Seaforth, and formerly of Blyth in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late John B. NESBIT (1977.) Loving mother of David and Gladys NESBIT of Kirkton, Anne and John BUCHANAN of London, Alice and Robert MOORE of Windsor, Mary and Ronald BUCHANAN of Saint Thomas, John and Ann NESBIT of Blyth, and Robert NESBIT of Windsor. Cherished grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Dear sister-in-law of Florence QUINN of Goderich. Also loved by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by two sisters Mary BAILIE, and Marion HUNKING, and by brother Edward QUINN. Friends will be received at the Blyth Visitation Centre of the Falconer Funeral Homes, 407 Queen Street, Blyth, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, Blyth on Wednesday September 27, 2006 at 2 p.m. Interment Blyth Union Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations to Trinity Anglican Church, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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BAILKOWSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-13 published
HARPER, Jean Eleanor
Suddenly at home in Richmond Hill, Ontario on Sunday, February 12, 2006 in her 81st year. Beloved wife of Cal for 59 years. Loving mother of Bob and his wife Colleen STANTON, Martha BAILKOWSKI and her husband Don, and Jennifer HARPER. Cherished grandmother of Brian and Christine BAILKOWSKI. Dear sister of Betty, Beryl, Aleda, Bud, Doug and predeceased by Irwin. Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) for visitation on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private family funeral service will be held, followed by a memorial service at a later date. At Jean's request, donations may be made to a children's charity of your choice.

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BAILLIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-05 published
PEDWELL, Kenneth John
Suddenly, at his residence in Clarksburg on Thursday June 1, 2006. Ken PEDWELL, son of the late Harold and Eva (WHEELER) PEDWELL, in his 90th year. Loved father of Lonny PEDWELL of Wasaga Beach, Wayne PEDWELL and his wife Darlene of Innisfil, and Laurie PEDWELL and his wife Alison of Meaford. Predeceased by a daughter, Dorinda JOHNSTON. Also remembered by Evelyn (née BAILLIE) PEDWELL of Wasaga Beach. Sadly missed grandfather of Allyson and Mark PEDWELL at home in Innisfil, Travis and Julie PEDWELL at home in Meaford, and Sean JOHNSTON and his wife Denise, and Cheryl JOHNSTON of Kitchener and great-grandfather of four. Dear brother of Russell PEDWELL of Newcastle, Helen YOUNGBLUT of Guelph, Maurice PEDWELL and his wife Marie also of Newcastle, and Keith PEDWELL and his wife Mary of St. Catharines. Predeceased by a sister Muriel RICKARD of Port Perry and a brother, Lloyd PEDWELL of Toronto, and survived by Lloyd's wife Norma and remembered as a special uncle by their families. Funeral services, officiated by Reverend Brian GOODINGS, will be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home, the Valley Chapel, 20 Alice Street East in Thornbury, on Wednesday June 7 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Ken's family will receive Friends in the fellowship hall of Grace United Church following the interment and committal services at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations to Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Terry Fox Foundation, or a charity of choice would be appreciated.

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BAILLIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-29 published
WALES, Doris L. (ARRAND)
Peacefully at Saint Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton on Friday, January 27, 2006 Doris L. (ARRAND) WALES of Hamilton and formerly of London, Ontario in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late W. Glen WALES. Dear mother of Marilyn WALES of Hamilton, Shirley WALES of Richmond Hill and Brenda BAILLIE of Scarborough. Also loved by her three grandchildren John BAILLIE, Kathryn and Julia BARBER. Friends will be received by the#1 hour prior (1-2 p.m. to the funeral service which will be conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (433-5184) on Sunday, January 29th, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Arthur G. HILEY officiating. Cremation with interment of cremated remains in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences accepted at amgeorgefh.on.ca

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BAILLIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-16 published
MacKLAM, Georgina (PULLEN)
Peacefully at Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Thursday, December 14, 2006 Georgina (PULLEN) of Thamesford in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Darwin MacKLAM (1990) and dear mother of Doug of Kingston, Nancy Sue MULLER of Toronto, Linda and Ken BAILLIE of Moncrief and Mary and Neil MacKENA of Thamesford. Dear grandmother of 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by 1 son Alfred and 1 daughter Wendy, 4 sisters Dorothy, Annie, Margaret and Mary. A private family visitation will be held at the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, Thamesford on Sunday, December 17, 2006. Interment Bellsyde Cemetery, Fergus Monday at 1 p.m. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be given to the charity of ones choice and may be arranged through the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home (519-285-2427).

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BAILLIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-16 published
BAILLIE, Duncan Carswell
Passed away peacefully at home on January 13, 2006 at the age of 77. He is survived by his sisters Helen, Agnes, Chrissie, brother Jim, 5 nieces and 2 nephews. He is predeceased by his wife Betty. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of the Giffen-Mack "Scarborough" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Ave. E. (just west of Kingston Rd.), West Hill, 416-281-6800, at 11: 00 a.m. Wednesday. Cremation to follow. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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BAILLIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-03 published
BAILLIE, James
Beloved husband of the late Shirley Elizabeth (née FRASER,) passed away Friday, March 31st, 2006 peacefully at home, at age 84. Will be sadly missed by sisters Agnes and Chrissie, daughters Lynne and Allison, son James and granddaughters Tara, Jennifer and Sharon. Service will be held at J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, Georgetown 905-877-3631 on Wednesday, April 5 at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. To send expressionsof sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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BAIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-29 published
BAIN, Kathleen (SMITH)
At Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Thursday, April 27, 2006, Kathleen (SMITH) BAIN, of Verschoyle, in her 88th year. Wife of the late Roy (Buster) BAIN (1987.) Dear mother of Dorothy and her husband Stuart ROOKE of Tillsonburg, Sharon MARTYN of Brantford and Randy and his wife Anne of Verschoyle. Lovingly remembered by ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Elsie ELLERY of Mt. Elgin and Vera and her husband Frank LAMBERT of Tillsonburg. Dear sister-in-law of Shirley CUTHBERT of Ingersoll. Predeceased by son Larry (1995), grand_son Shawn MARTYN (1982,) son-in-law Don MARTYN (2000,) brother Cyril SMITH and sisters Madeline SMITH and Ethel WHITE/WHYTE. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Monday, May 1, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. Robert WIDDOWSON officiating. Interment Ebenezer Cemetery. Memorial donations to Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BAIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-29 published
REX- CHISHOLM
Surrounded by her family Fern Bernice REX- CHISHOLM (active and faithful member of Community of Christ serving for 60 years as an organists and music director) passed away peacefully at University Hospital on Thursday, April 27, 2006 in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Charles Martin REX (1995.) Loving mother of Beth (Leon) CHAPMAN, John (Anne) REX, Helen (Jim) IRWIN, Paul (Debra) REX, Peter (Elizabeth) GAZDZINSKI. Cherished grandmother of Lee Anne, Erin, Anne Marie (Jim) BOWDEN, Heather, Amber, Meredith, Teresa (Nigel) BAIN, Darrell (Iryna,) Kerry and Carl and great-grand_son Joshua CHAPMAN- BOWDEN. Dear sister of the late Ruth EVANS and Mary DIAMOND. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for visitation on Sunday, April, 30, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Cremation to follow. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday May 7, 2006 at Community of Christ, 615 Colborne Street, London. In remembrance, donations to the charity of your choice or World Accord, 1C-185 Frosbisher Drive, Waterloo, Ontario, N2V 2E6 would be gratefully appreciated.

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BAIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-06 published
BREAKEY, Dorothy (CORLESS)
At Bluewater Rest Home, Zurich on Saturday, June 3, 2006 Dorothy (CORLESS) BREAKEY of Zurich in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth BREAKEY (1994.) Dear mother of Richard and Kathy BREAKEY of Edmonton. Dear aunt of John and Bonnie CORLESS of Peterborough, Susan and Jim DAVIES of Banff and Kevin and Marion BREAKEY of Calgary. Dear sister-in-law of Dot CORLESS of Peterborough and Isabelle BREAKEY of Calgary. Predeceased by brothers Ben and Alvin, sisters-in-law Helen McKAY and Marion BAIN, brother-in-law Keith BREAKEY and her parents Mort and Pearl CORLESS. There will be no funeral service or visitation. Donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, Exeter (235-1220) entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com.

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BAIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-11 published
LAMBKIN, Billy
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Billy LAMBKIN, of London on Saturday, June 10th, 2006 at 65 years. Beloved friend for life of Carole LAMBKIN. Loving father of Nina (Terry), Rick (Jenn), Tanya (Dean) and Nicole (Jeff). Dear grandfather of Berkley, Isabella, Brooklynn, Nolan and Maria. Brother of Barbara (Bruce) CARTER of Tupperville and Bradley (June) LAMBKIN of Edmonton. Brother-in-law of Russ (Gaelene) BAIN of Dorchester. Cousin of Kathy JENKINS. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London (434-9141) on Sunday, June 11th from 7-9 p.m. and on Mon June 12th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service from the chapel on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Graveside Service Hensen Cemetery, Dresden at 1: 30 p.m. Memorial donations to the Salvation Army Centre of Hope would be appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com.

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BAIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-15 published
ELLERY, Elsie (SMITH)
At Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, November 14, 2006, Elsie (SMITH) ELLERY, of Mt. Elgin, in her 91st year. Wife of the late Allan ELLERY (1979.) Dear mother of Arlene and her husband Bill TELFER of London, Peggy and her husband Jack DUNCAN of London, Russell and his wife Judy of Saint Paul's, Doug and his wife Sylvia of R.R.#2 Mt. Elgin and Frank and his wife Beth of R.R.#4, Ingersoll. Dear sister of Vera and her husband Frank LAMBERT of Tillsonburg. Also survived by 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by one brother Cyril SMITH, three sisters Kathleen BAIN, Ethel WHITE/WHYTE and Madeline SMITH and infant son Ronald. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. Robert WIDDOWSON officiating. Interment Ebenezer Cemetery. Memorial donations to Ebenezer Cemetery or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BAIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-18 published
WAUGH, Beverley Jane
After a courageous battle at home with her family by her side, Beverley Jane WAUGH regretfully left us on Thursday, November 16, 2006 in her 77th year. Predeceased by her husband David Stanley WAUGH (2005.) Loving mother of Pam TUNKS and partner Carey THODY, Brenda WATSON and husband Bob, Steve WAUGH and wife Kathy, Charlene KEITH, Mindy PAISLEY and husband Steve, Jodi HORTON, Nicole LEE and husband Chris. Loving grandmother of Lisa, Leigh and Lori PATTERSON, Chris, Brian and Katie WATSON, David, Michael and Kim WAUGH, Rebecca, James, David and Scott BAIN, Robbie and Emma PAISLEY, Joshua STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Matthew NICHOLS, Aimee and Myra LEE. Loving great-grandmother of 13 great-grandchildren. Bev's request was to have no visitation, only a private family service which will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London. Bev loved life; a sparkling light has left us. Should Friends so desire, donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind or the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated.

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BAIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-09 published
DAVIS, James Allen
At Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy, on Friday, December 8, 2006, James Allen DAVIS, formerly of R.R.#3 Appin, in his 86th year. Beloved husband of the late Christena (BAIN) DAVIS (1999.) Much loved father and father-in-law of Bill and Gwen DAVIS of R.R.#2 Glencoe, Jean Anne DAVIS and Dave FREEMAN of Oakville, Mary Margaret and Brian HAGGITH of Caledonia and Janice DAVIS of London. Very special grandfather of Andrew and Rebecca HAGGITH and Veronica and Jacquie DAVIS- FREEMAN. Predeceased by one brother John and one sister Pearl. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Sunday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. and for the hour prior to the service on Monday, December 11th to be held at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. Richard GOLDEN officiating. Interment Appin Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Stathmere Lodge or Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation.

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BAIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-22 published
CLARK, Mavis Audrey (née BAIN)
Passed away peacefully at Marion Hopsice Vancouver, British Columbia on Sunday, March 19, 2006. She was surrounded by those she loved dearly. She is survived by her brother Doctor Stanley BAIN from Ontario and her children John, Bruce, Jennifer and Christy. She is predeceased by their father, Jim CLARK. All of her grandchildren, Huxley and Eliot BENTZ, Hamish MARISSEN- CLARK and James CLARK will miss her generous, whimsical presence. She will also be sorely missed by her dearest friend Gerry CARTER, whose life she enlarged and enriched. Mavis was born on February 8, 1931 in Glasgow, Scotland where her dear parents Doctor Theodore and Audrey BAIN made their home for five years. Later she travelled Canada with her family, living in many communities including William Head, then a quarantine station, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa and Vancouver. She graduated in Sciences from University of British Columbia in 1953 with a degree in home economics. This led to a short career as a dietician at the Royal Columbian Hospital in the early years of her marriage. Mavis made many life long Friends at University of British Columbia as a sorority girl in Alpha Gamma Delta. Mavis and Jim married in 1955. They raised their children in Burnaby where she made a significant contribution as a volunteer. She founded the first non-profit daycare in the city at Saint_John the Divine church. Mavis was justifiably proud of her role as co-founder of the Burnaby Family Life Institute, an organization dedicated to strengthening families - a cause to which she remained devoted. Mavis earned a graduate degree in human behaviour from Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington in 1980. She then established herself in practice as a marriage and family therapist in Vancouver. At the end of her career, she was honoured by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (British Columbia) for her role in helping to establish the profession in British Columbia. Mavis loved people. She loved listening and she loved talking. She was eloquent and true in her words and emotions. She was curious, intelligent and brimming with feeling. She was a free spirit. She painted, created and wrote. She pursued art studies for many years while she raised her four children. And she painted at her studio on Galiano every year until this one. Mavis and Jim bought their property on Galiano Island in 1969. After her children had grown, that property on the island's magnificent south end, became her home for many months of every year. Mavis developed a deep love of Galiano's natural beauty. She spent thousands of hours wandering its woods, swimming in its ocean and reflecting on nature's gift to us. She expressed her passion for the place through her work as a director of the Galiano Conservancy Association. Mavis fiercely defended the island from threats including development, pollution and non-native species. She will be lovingly remembered by many, many Friends on Galiano for her contributions as a member of that close knit community. A service to remember Mavis will be held at Christ Church Anglican Cathedral (690 Burrard St. Vancouver) on Friday, March 24 at 3 p.m. Another celebration of her life will be held on Galiano Island at a later date. Mavis would have been grateful if, instead of flowers, her Friends made a donation in her name to the Galiano Conservancy Association.

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BAIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-15 published
'One of the great journalists of the day'
By Caroline ALPHONSO, Page A2
One of Canada's pre-eminent journalists and a long-time columnist for The Globe and Mail has died.
George BAIN, an elegant writer and The Globe's first Ottawa-based columnist, died in his sleep yesterday morning. He was 86.
Mr. BAIN was remembered by his son and former colleagues yesterday for his letters from Lilac, Saskatchewan., columns and his strong opinions about the Liberal government, especially former prime minister Pierre Trudeau.
Geoffrey STEVENS, a former managing editor, described him as "witty, strong-willed [and] absolutely determined in a lot of things that he said.
"He wasn't always right, but he was never in doubt," Mr. STEVENS said. "He was just one of the great journalists of the day."
Mr. BAIN began his career in journalism as a copy boy with the Toronto Star. He then worked as a reporter, columnist and editor for several newspapers, including The Globe and the Toronto Telegram. At one point, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and served as a pilot, flying against targets in Germany, Italy and Sicily.
But Mr. BAIN is best known for his work in journalism and his passion for the craft.
The floor of his Ottawa office was littered with balls of yellow copy paper. Mr. BAIN would start typing, be unhappy with what he had just produced, crunch it up and throw it over his shoulder, Mr. STEVENS recalled.
"George was a terrific writer. He was also quite independent in his views, quite irascible from time to time -- and courageous," he said. Mr. STEVENS said that although the newspaper may have supported the government of the time, Mr. BAIN didn't: "He was the journalist who stood up against the use of the War Measures Act in 1970 at the time of the F.L.Q. crisis," he said.
One of his most-remembered columns among former colleagues was when he used the word "fuck" -- the first time the word was ever used in The Globe. Several Conservatives had accused Mr. Trudeau of mouthing "fuck off" when a member of that party had directed a question about unemployment to the prime minister. Mr. Trudeau denied it, saying he had said "fuddle-duddle" instead. Mr. BAIN challenged the attitude and character of Mr. Trudeau. Soon after the column appeared, the editor at the time, Richard DOYLE, let other writers in the newsroom know that they weren't free to use the word whenever they felt it necessary.
This was not Mr. BAIN's only run-in with the late prime minister.
His son, Christopher, recalled a time when Mr. Trudeau was arriving in his limousine to pick his father up for an interview. When they had reached a stoplight, Mr. BAIN "just couldn't stomach this guy," Christopher said. He asked the driver to let him out of the car and he abandoned the interview.
Christopher BAIN has many amusing stories to tell of his father. One of his favourites is about their home in Rockcliffe. The house has since been torn down and replaced by another home. The current owners are none other than Jean CHRÉTIEN and his wife.
"I think it's kind of a cool twist that George, who was never a great fan of the Liberal government and wrote a number of columns slagging CHRÉTIEN's predecessor and idol, Trudeau, and CHRÉTIEN himself, well, CHRÉTIEN now finds himself living on the foundation of one of his greatest critics," Christopher BAIN said.
After working at various papers throughout his career, Mr. BAIN became the first dean of journalism at University of King's College in Halifax. He enjoyed teaching, and "he had a number of students that really loved him too," Christopher BAIN said.
Mr. BAIN and his wife bought property in Mahone Bay, just outside Halifax. Despite suffering from Alzheimer's disease, he continued his writing. He was the author of five books, and won the Stephen Leacock Medal for humour.
Says Mr. STEVENS: " Because he was the first Globe columnist in Ottawa, he was looked up to. He had a terrific influence as a result and everybody wanted to know what George BAIN was going to say about this, that and the other thing."
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay.

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BAIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-20 published
George BAIN, Journalist And Teacher (1920-2006)
He compensated for his minimal education by hard work, deep research and a fastidiousness that won him a string of plum reporting jobs at The Globe, writes Sandra MARTIN. It also won him the ire of Pierre Trudeau after he pilloried the then prime minister for swearing in the House of Commons
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S9
A self-described contrarian, George BAIN was the pre-eminent political columnist of his era, and undoubtedly the most versatile. He was equally adept at skewering prime ministers and crinkling the morning pages of the good grey Globe and Mail with clever playful conceits. Self-educated, debonair and proud -- some might say arrogant -- he was proprietorial about his prose and he rarely brooked interference with either the content or the style of his copy.
Mr. BAIN opened The Globe's first foreign bureau in London and in Washington. He was an early opponent of the War Measures Act when it was proclaimed by Pierre Trudeau as a Draconian defence against a feared separatist insurrection and he later took Mr. Trudeau to task for swearing in the House of Commons and fibbing about it afterward in what came to be known as the "fuddle duddle" incident. That gave Mr. BAIN another first -- the deliberate use of the word "fuck" in a Globe and Mail column.
"He combined the free-spirited moxie of the old school with the thoughtfulness and professionalism of the new," wrote David Hayes in Power and Influence, his 1992 history of The Globe. "He was a master at developing sources, learning that small fry within the departments were often more useful than big-name politicians and bureaucrats."
Intense, and suffering from diverticulitis, a disease of the colon, Mr. BAIN often vomited from stress when he was writing his column. Poking fun at himself, he once mockingly denied the "widespread belief" that "when the BAIN stomach suffers an overdose of acidity, the BAIN wit flowers most brilliantly."
High principled, bristling with integrity and fastidious in his attire, Mr. BAIN was "impossible" to manage, said Clark DAVEY, a former managing editor of The Globe and a friend since the 1950s. "George had his view and the rest of the world could go to hell, which is a great thing in a columnist and a helluva problem in an employee."
Describing Mr. BAIN as passionate about writing, reading, drinking fine vintages, building stone walls and the practise and process of politics, Mr. DAVEY said he will always remember his elegance not only in the way that he dressed and wrote, but in the way he thought about the world. "He made me feel good about myself because I was in the same business."
George Charles Stewart BAIN was the eldest of four children of William Steward and Mary (née ROSS) BAIN. His father was president of the Bain Coal Co. and his mother was a homemaker. The family lived in north Toronto, where George attended Hodgson Public School and then North Toronto Collegiate.
At 16, he wrote a letter to the city editor of the Toronto Daily Star, presenting his services as a "journalist," an offer that was politely declined. Finish the school year, the editor advised, and then come and ask about a summer job as a copy boy. When George showed up in June, the editor was on vacation. So he went to the rival paper, the Toronto Telegram, told them he had come from the Star and was hired right away. "Newspapers are like that. They have a tendency to think the people at the other place are better than the ones they have," he observed later. "In any event, it turned out to be a good move; the Tely was paying $8 for a five-and-a-half-day week, whereas the Star was paying only Two dollars was an important distinction in the mid-1930s, especially since his father had died of a heart attack that summer and his mother passed away in 1939. "We were sort of adrift," said Mr. BAIN's younger brother, Ian, now a retired social worker. "George was on his own and the rest of us were farmed out to relatives." Ian was sent to Winnipeg, and Moyna and Sheila to Scotland.
As for George, he stayed at the Tely and never again saw the inside of a classroom -- at least as a student. For the rest of his working life, he camouflaged his lack of formal education by hard work, deep research and meticulous attention to his literary and sartorial style. Sounding, reading and looking the part of a well-educated professional became a protective armour. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940 and spent four years overseas as a bomber pilot. Assigned to 424 Squadron, he flew Wellingtons over Europe, North Africa, Italy and Sicily, returning to Canada late in 1944. On December 16, he married Marion Jene BREAKEY, whom he had met before the war when both of them were working in downtown Toronto. A former secretary and an accomplished cook, she typed all his book manuscripts and supplied all the recipes for his 1972 book, Champagne is for Breakfast. They had one son, Christopher, who was born in 1953. She died in 1998.
After Mr. BAIN was demobilized, he briefly went back to the Telegram, then joined The Globe and Mail as a reporter in October of 1945. He covered city hall and the provincial legislature at Queen's Park and acquired the nickname Basher after an altercation with a policeman "of considerable height and weight," according to Mr. BAIN's recollection. There is probably no connection between this anecdote and The Globe's decision to send Mr. BAIN to Ottawa as its parliamentary correspondent in the two-person Ottawa bureau in 1952.
In the mid-1950s, while still covering the House of Commons, Mr. BAIN was given a signed editorial column, a very unusual move in those days. "He may not have invented the genre, but he certainly perfected the breezy, shoot-from-the-hip style of political column-writing," Mr. Hayes observed in his book. Mr. BAIN delighted in breaking free from the constraints of the inverted pyramid style of newspaper writing that allowed editors to cut from the bottom and encouraged writers to produce action-packed top-heavy lead paragraphs.
Instead of writing for his editors or his colleagues, Mr. BAIN aimed directly at readers, shaking them awake with provocative ideas and shrewd analysis. He loved turning a phrase, switch-hitting political analysis with lighter fare or in introducing a budget discussion with a verse or two, as in: "Forget for the moment the taxes, / There's some cause for some feeble hosannas: / Pay heed that the budget relaxes/ The tariff that's paid on bananas."
The newspaper sent him to London in 1957 to open its first foreign bureau in a style that his son said belongs to a different era. They lived in Mayfair, he went to private school, they travelled extensively and entertained lavishly. Mr. BAIN arrived in Washington to open The Globe's first American bureau in 1961, just as John F. Kennedy was making American presidential politics glamorous. And he was there to cover the assassination from a Canadian perspective.
Back in Ottawa in 1964, he revived his national affairs column and published many of his older pieces in a book, I've Been Around and Around and Around. The next year, he published Nursery Rhymes to be Read Aloud by Young Parents with Old Children, which won the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. A Guide to Canadian Parliamentary Procedure came out in 1970.
In journalistic circles, he will always be remembered for his rejection of the War Measures Act after it was proclaimed on October 16, 1970. Such a Draconian law enraged his civil libertarian principles. "What's going on here?" he demanded the next morning in his column. He went on to argue that "either the government previously grossly underestimated the potential of the F.L.Q. and has only recently come into possession of alarming new facts, or its recent extreme actions are the result of panic, which itself is the result of frustration at being unable to do anything about the two kidnapped men."
Four months later, when Mr. Trudeau mouthed an obscenity in the House at John Lundrigan, a Progressive Conservative from Newfoundland, Mr. BAIN was riled again. He had never liked Mr. Trudeau's easy superiority, which probably rankled him because of his own carefully concealed hardscrabble roots. Sneering at "the-snotty-rich-kid-from-Outremont syndrome," Mr. BAIN condemned the prime minister's "covert, behind-the-hand" gesture because it enabled him to "express contempt for the opposition, without harming his image with the sweet little old ladies up and down the land who will insist upon believing that the Emperor is a much-abused man."
Mr. BAIN left The Globe twice. The first time was in 1973. Feeling stale and restless as a five-times-a-week columnist, he accepted an offer from the Toronto Star to become the paper's editorial page editor. "Where's BAIN?" came a letter from Mr. Trudeau, the same prime minister who had refused to give Mr. BAIN an interview all the time he had worked for The Globe, according to Dic DOYLE in his memoir, Hurly-Burly: A Time at The Globe.
Administration not being Mr. BAIN's strength, he wisely extracted a promise of a foreign posting from Martin GOODMAN, then editor of the Star, as an escape tunnel if he and the editorial board proved incompatible -- as it surely did under the idiosyncratic demands of publisher Beland HONDERICH. Before he departed for London as European and Middle East correspondent for The Star, Mr. BAIN left a note for his successor at the editorial board he had probably borrowed from H.L. Mencken: "Writing editorials is like wetting your pants while wearing a blue serge suit. Nobody notices and it leaves you with a warm feeling."
In 1978, he published Letters from Lilac, with illustrations by Duncan MacPHERSON, a collection of the whimsical columns he had written in The Globe as fictional letters from Clem Watkins Jr., a rural Pepys reporting on the state of the nation from the imaginary town of Lilac, Saskatchewan. Mr. BAIN, who wrote five times a week, had invented Clem and Lilac as comic relief for himself and his readers.
He worked at the Star for six years until he resigned to take up an appointment as director of the journalism school at King's College in Halifax in 1979. Writer Stephen Kimber, who still teaches at the school, was one of Mr. BAIN's early hires. He remembers a time, probably in 1980 or 1981, when Clark Davey was visiting Halifax. "George, who had a habit of dropping in on the all-night production sessions for the school's weekly newspaper, dragged him along. They arrived somewhere around 2 in the morning and were quickly put to work writing headlines for The Monitor. That they cheerfully pitched in left a real impression on the students."
Although Mr. BAIN had officially left daily journalism for academe, he kept on writing columns and articles for a number of outlets. In the 1980s and '90s, he wrote regular columns for various outlets, including a media column in Maclean's, features for Saturday Night, a wine column for Air Canada's En Route magazine and a national affairs column in Report on Business magazine. With a change of editorship at the Report On Business magazine, Mr. BAIN was dropped, a decision he took very hard.
Having disappeared from The Globe once before, he was determined to write a final column to mark his exit this time. The Globe wouldn't print it, citing a policy of not publishing final columns, but the Toronto Sun's Douglas FISHER had no such qualms. "The eventual final parting has been in the works for some time in circumstances of extraordinary unpleasantness… and when I sat down this morning… ready to add another to what must be more than 3,000 columns, on this page, I found myself asking, 'What in hell am I doing here?' " In a final word to his readers, he wrote: "I'll be seeing you around. But not here, not here."
Always acerbic, often testy, Mr. BAIN got grumpier as the decades passed. In 1994, he published his most serious book, Gotcha: How the Media Distort the News, a heavily researched critique of the way journalists (mainly from a generation younger than his) covered news and especially political stories. Derived mainly from his media column in Maclean's, Mr. BAIN was particularly incensed about the way broadcast and print journalists had covered the Mulroney government: "The most intense and unrelenting campaign of denigration that any Canadian government has faced at least this side of the Second World War."
Journalists have both power and influence, so having someone with the integrity and credentials of Mr. BAIN take them to task on ethical issues is both useful and instructive. But he seemed incapable of mixing any wine with his vinegar in Gotcha, with the result that he often sounded simply sour.
The BAINs continued to live in Nova Scotia after he retired from teaching at King's, having bought a property and built a home (with a cellar for his vintage wine collection) on the water in Mahone Bay. Carleton University gave him an honorary degree in 1983 and so did King's in 1986. Although he never was appointed to the Senate, like his old boss Dic DOYLE, he was made a member of the Order of Canada in 2001. He travelled to Ottawa for the investiture and made a witty speech, but, by then, he had begun his serious decline into Alzheimer's disease. Old habits continued, and he was still trying to write in the fall of 2004 when he could no longer live on his own and moved into a veterans hospital.
George BAIN was born in Toronto on January 29, 1920. He died in Halifax on May 14. He was 86. He is survived by his son Christopher, two grandchildren and his three younger siblings and their families.

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BAIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-20 published
BAIN, Margaret Isobel (née WALKER)
Passed away peacefully on June 16, 2006 in her hundredth year after a long and wonderful life. Predeceased by her husband John Reid BAIN and her grand_son Jonathan Chapman BAIN. She will be dearly missed by her son Thomas (Patricia); granddaughters Christy (Ross) and Kelly ALLAIRE (Geoff;) and great granddaughters Katie and Gracie ALLAIRE. She will be fondly remembered by all of those whose lives she touched. A gathering for family and Friends will be held in her honour. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember her with a donation may contribute to the Georgian Bay Land Trust Foundation Inc (416-440-1519).

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BAIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-16 published
DENNIS, John William
Peacefully on Tuesday, November 14, 2006, at the age of 93. Beloved husband of Hilda for 66 years. Cherished father of John, Shirley and Doug BAIN, and Joanne and Jim CLARRY. Proud and loving "Poppy" of Neil and Angela, Lisa, Adam and Brenda, and great-granddad of Darren, Patricia and Daniel. Dear brother of Hettie and George Mark, and the late William and Anita DENNIS. He will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. Jack was an avid outdoorsman and gardener. He shared many tales of his adventures from staking mining claims throughout Ontario, Quebec and the Northwest Territories, to pre-dawn treks to the Bellefountaine for the opening of speckled trout season. He had a deep love of music and spent countless hours playing piano. His memories will live with us and he will be sadly missed. A Celebration of Jack's Life will be held at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Monday, November 20, 2006 from 11 to 1 p.m. Private interment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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BAIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-18 published
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Avi and Rachel GOLDFARB lovingly welcome Anna Ruth GOLDFARB, born November 13, 2006, weighing 6 lbs 12 ozs. Overjoyed grandparents are Ron and Ellen COHEN and Marty and Joan GOLDFARB; great-grandfathers Ike COHEN and Harry BAIN; uncles and aunts David, Alonna, Michael, Baila, Rebecca, Paul, Daniel, and Marianna; nieces and nephews Sarah, David, Lee, Jacob, Matthew, and Ellie. We love you Anna. You're wonderful.

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BAIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-24 published
WAGG, Ronald Edward
Peacefully at Uxbridge Cottage Hospital on Monday, January 23, 2006. Ronald WAGG of Zephyr, at 79 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Ruby (PAISLEY.) Dear father of the late Robert and Linda WAGG of Zephyr, Leonard and Sandra WAGG of R.R.#2, Uxbridge, Donald WAGG and Marlene of Zephyr, Lorna WAGG and Bill of Innisfil, Helen and the late Robert BAIN of Sutton West, Rick WAGG of Zephyr, Diann and Rodger JEWELL of Beaverton and the late Douglas WAGG. Dear grandfather of Kenneth, late William and Stephen MEYERS, Charlene SHAW, Michael, Gerry, Lisa and the late Jason WAGG, and Robert BAIN. Dear great-grandfather of Bryan, Susann, Jasime and Haley MEYERS; Ashlynn MEYERS; Brianne MEYERS; Emily and Curtis SHAW; Jason BAIN; Alexis and Sandra WAGG. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 19153 Centre Street, Mt. Albert for visitation on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Zephyr United Church on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment at Churchill Cemetery, Whitchurch Township. Donations to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital would be appreciated.

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BAIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-10 published
BAIN, Ivan Earl
At the Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday, March 7th, 2006, age 77 years. Ivan BAIN of Brighton, son of the late James BAIN and the late Edith (FRASER.) Beloved husband of the late Reta (BARBER.) Loving brother of Edith BORRADAILE of Scarborough, Arnold BAIN of Newcastle, Norman BAIN of Brighton, and Dawna and her husband Rod McLEOD of Etobicoke. Predeceased by his brothers, Gordon and Donald, and his sisters, Eva HEADLEY and Hazel EDMONDS. Dear brother-in-law of Aurelie BAIN of Buffalo, New York. Sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends at the Walas Funeral Home, 130 Main Street, Brighton on Saturday from 12 o'clock. Service in the funeral home on Saturday, March 11th at 1 o'clock. Cremation with interment Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Golden Plough Lodge, care of P.O. Box 96, Brighton, Ontario K0K 1H0, would be appreciated by the family. www.walasfuneralhome.com

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BAIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-07-14 published
George BAIN, 86: Political columnist set standard
A must-read in Canada for nearly 40 years
Helped clarify muddle over 'fuddle duddle'
By Isabel TEOTONIO, Staff Reporter
For Canadian political junkies from the 1950s through the 1980s, George BAIN's newspaper column was a must-read.
Witty, urbane, and an incisive observer of Parliament Hill and Washington, BAIN's elegant prose and musings about politics and politicians informed and delighted readers for more than 40 years.
Remember "fuddle duddle," the late prime minister Pierre Trudeau's explanation of an expletive he directed to an opposition member of Parliament in the House of Commons? Thank BAIN for setting the record straight on it.
The rest of the Ottawa press gallery reported only that Trudeau "mouthed an obscenity" in the now-famous 1968 incident. In his Globe and Mail column, BAIN wrote that Trudeau told the member of Parliament to fuck off, and without the dashes -- the first time the word had ever been published in a Canadian newspaper.
BAIN, who also wrote for The Toronto Star, died in Halifax yesterday (May 14) at age 86. He had suffered from Alzheimer's disease.
"He wrote the most important column in Canada," said Val SEARS, a former Star reporter who worked with him. "He was the most stylish of the people writing about Canadian politics. His columns were often hilarious, which made him tremendously popular."
"George wrote with real wit and style," said Tim CREERY, a former Southam News and Montreal Star reporter who worked with him in Ottawa and Washington.
"He was clever and funny and not a guy who accepted the party line."
BAIN's column in the Globe set the standard to which political columnists aspired. He was considered the unofficial opposition in Ottawa and never cowered from pointing out when politicians' words didn't square with their actions.
Allan FOTHERINGHAM, who himself occupies a formidable place in Canadian journalism, once called him "the wittiest columnist ever to grace Ottawa."
When the late Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio giant Peter GZOWSKI was asked if he read BAIN, he responded, "Do Catholic priests read the Bible?"
BAIN's " Letters from Lilac, Saskatchewan.," were columns in which he created fictional prairie reactions to political events. The columns distilled his trademark humour and wit, were hugely popular and were later published in a book.
Born in Toronto in 1920, BAIN quit school at age 16 to work as a copy boy at the Star for $6 a week. But he ended up back in school, vowing to return to the paper over the summer.
"I can't explain where his interest in newspaper work arose but he had the reputation of being a funny guy -- not a class clown at North Toronto Collegiate," said brother Ian BAIN, who attended the same school.
When he returned to the Star that summer, the editor who'd promised him a job was on vacation.
Rather than "waste a streetcar ticket," as BAIN later told a reporter, he went over to the Toronto Telegram and was hired on the spot.
He worked there until 1941, when he became an Royal Canadian Air Force bomber pilot -- despite a fear of flying that lasted throughout his life. He served in Britain and North Africa, piloting Wellington bombers on raids against Italy. He was given temporary leave to act in a film about the air force.
At the end of the war, BAIN was lured from the Telegram by the Globe, where he wrote about municipal politics. He eventually moved on to Queen's Park and Parliament Hill.
In 1957, BAIN opened the Globe's first London bureau, where he covered Europe, Africa and the Middle East. From 1960 to 1964 he was posted to Washington and reported on the civil rights movement, the Cuban missile crisis and the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
In 1964, BAIN returned to Ottawa to begin work as the national affairs columnist and remained there for nearly a decade.
He returned to the Star as editorial page editor in 1973, but realized he didn't like the committee process of writing editorials. "Writing editorials is like wetting your pants while wearing a blue serge suit," he once said. "Nobody notices and it leaves you with a warm feeling."
The next year, the Star sent him to London as a European correspondent.
Editors at the Star knew him as a "perfectionist" who would rewrite his opening paragraph 30 times before being satisfied.
BAIN's last newspaper column ran in the Star on August 10, 2001 a fitting end to a career launched in those same pages.
"There are very few people to whom you could apply the word giant. Pierre Berton was one and I think Walter Stewart was one and certainly George BAIN was one," said former King's College journalism professor Eugene MEESE, who worked with BAIN.
BAIN and his wife Marion were eventually seduced by Nova Scotia and in 1982 they designed and built their home in Mahone Bay, complete with a wine cellar to house his vintage collection.
While out east, he continued writing about wine while serving as dean of journalism at King's College in Halifax and maintaining a critical watch on Ottawa for two Halifax dailies.
BAIN authored books including I've Been Around and Around and Around, Letters from Lilac, Champagne is for Breakfast, Gotcha and Nursery Rhymes to be Read Aloud by Young Parents with Old Children, which won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.
After Marion died in 1998, BAIN's health deteriorated. He is survived by his son Christopher and grand_sons Sam and Jonathan, his brother Ian of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, and sisters Moyna SEIDERMAN and Sheila BAIN of Vancouver.

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