BARRIAULT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-24 published
SIZE, Marjorie Opal (née HOWARD)
At the Maple Village Retirement Residence, London on Thursday, April 20th, 2006 Marjorie Opal (HOWARD) SIZE, formerly of Tillsonburg, in her 82nd year. Born in Woodstock, July 23, 1924, daughter of the late Arthur William HOWARD and the late former Erie Mae Argent (CULLODEN.) Marjorie was a dedicated former employee of Fleck Mfg., Tillsonburg and a former clerk at the former Pantry Mart on Sanders Street, Tillsonburg. Much loved mother and mother-in-law: Doreen and her husband John TELFER of British Columbia; David SIZE and his wife Carol of London; Douglas SIZE and wife Debbie of British Columbia; and Dianna KRAFFT of London and her late husband Merle (1994). Proud and loving grandmother of eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Survived by two sisters: Anna BARRIAULT of Tillsonburg and the late Joseph; Dorothy DRYER of Woodstock and the late Patrick DRYER Sr. and a brother Jerry HOWARD and his wife Lillian of Burford. Also survived by a sister-in-law Dorothy HOWARD of Woodstock and nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by a brother Wm. "Bill" HOWARD and two sisters: Jacqueline GEMMEL and Lorna O'KEEFE. The Verhoeve Funeral Home, Tillsonburg has been entrusted with funeral arrangements. A Private Family Graveside Service will be conducted at the Eden Cemetery on Wednesday morning at 11: 00 a.m. by Rev. Andras RAMESHWAR of the Goshen Baptist Church. Memorial donations (by cheque) payable to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully appreciated by the family and can be arranged through the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg (519) 842-4238

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BARRICK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-31 published
McNAB, Ronald Kenneth (March 29, 1942-May 29, 2006)
It is with great sadness his family announces the passing of Ronald in his sixty-fifth year. Peacefully, and with his family by his side, Ron passed away at the Toronto East General Hospital on Monday, May 29, 2006. He will be deeply missed by his wife and best friend, Wendy (née BAILEY.) He was the loving and proud father of James, John (Sandy) and Peter. Dear brother of Margaret (Peggy) BARRICK and John (Susan.) He was predeceased by his parents, Kenneth and Roxena McNAB and his sister Patricia KOCH. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Private graveside service on Friday. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, donations in Ron's memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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BARRICK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-01 published
McNAB, Ronald Kenneth (March 29, 1942-May 29, 2006)
It is with great sadness his family announces the passing of Ronald in his sixty-fifth year. Peacefully, and with his family by his side, Ron passed away at the Toronto East General Hospital on Monday, May 29, 2006. He will be deeply missed by his wife and best friend, Wendy (née BAILEY.) He was the loving and proud father of James, John (Sandy) and Peter. Dear brother of Margaret (Peggy) BARRICK and John (Susan.) He was predeceased by his parents, Kenneth and Roxena McNAB and his sister Patricia KOCH. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Private graveside service on Friday. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, donations in Ron's memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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BARRIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-02-09 published
Donald THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON loved family and the law
He would read a book a day and made regular visits to the local library, said daughter and Owen Sound mayor Ruth LOVELL
By Scott DUNN and Denis LANGLOIS, Sun Times Staff, Page A1
Long-time Grey County Justice Donald THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON died Monday in his 90th year.
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON practised law in London, Ontario, from 1940 until his appointment to the Grey County court bench in 1970. He retired in 1990.
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON's daughter Ruth LOVELL, the mayor of Owen Sound, said the family will always cherish her father's humour.
"He had a wonderful sense of humour," LOVELL said in an interview Tuesday evening.
She said her father had two passions in life -- his family and the law. Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON adored his grandchildren, LOVELL said, and they spent a lot of time with him.
He enjoyed cross-country skiing, cycling and reading.
LOVELL said he would read a book a day and made regular visits to the local library.
That love for the library has prompted the family to ask that donations be made to the library's book fund in memory of Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and in lieu of flowers.
Owen Sound lawyer Brian BARRIE said he had "nothing but admiration" for Justice THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON.
BARRIE recalls hearing as a young lawyer Justice THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON was supposed to be "smart, curt, A bit crusty," -- a worrisome prospect for a young defence lawyer starting out in county court.
"I found him to be smart, very polite but he would not suffer fools lightly," BARRIE said. "And he usually had the case figured out with the right decision long before the lawyers got to the end of their presentations."
Justice flew with him because he was so efficient.
When he wasn't busy he made some calls to other jurisdictions, looking for work to do, BARRIE said.
BARRIE noted the judge's sense of humour and that "all that crustiness was just a little bit… a gown that he wore because he had a real touch for humanity and understanding of humanity and loved a good story and could laugh with the best of them."
Ralph ADAM/ADAMS, a Sun Times reporter for 11 years, remembered the judge as a "regular guy."
He would talk with the judge in his chambers about matters in court, some he'd use in stories and some he wouldn't.
"He ran it pretty well. He wasn't too harsh," ADAM/ADAMS recalled Wednesday.
Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON is survived by his wife Eleanor, three children, including Peter and Tim, his grandchildren Kelly, Scott and Chris LOVELL, Sean and Jennifer THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Mimmi, Lina and Erik THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and great-grandchildren Alexis and A.J.
He is also survived by his sister, Ruth Dawson, and his brother Jack THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Predeceased by his brother, Alfred.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

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BARRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-22 published
VAIL, William James C.D., M.D., F.R.C.S.C.
(World War 2 Veteran, Past President of Ontario Medical Association and Canadian Medical Association, Past Chief of Surgery at York County Hospital, Past Executive Director of York County Hospital Foundation and Vice President Medical Staff Affairs.)
At Southlake Regional Health Centre Newmarket on Friday April 21, 2006 in his 82nd year. Doctor William VAIL Beloved husband of the late Bernice and dear father of Victoria (Andrew MEADOWS) of Barrie, Deborah (Dale BARRIE) of Edmonton, William VAIL (Monique) of Ottawa. Susan VAIL (Frank JAHN) of Newmarket, Judith VAIL (Glenn RUSSELL) of Schomberg, and grandfather of Michelle (Marcus HENDERSON), Matthew MEADOWS, George, Daniel and Julie BARRIE, Jessica, Alyssa and William VAIL, Todd VAIL, Cody MATHESON and great grandfather to Brynne HENDERSON. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home 157 Main St. S., Newmarket on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Main and Water Streets) Newmarket on Tuesday at 11 a.m. followed by cremation. Memorial donations to Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated.

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BARRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-18 published
NICHOLLE, Jessie Margaret
Passed on to life eternal on Saturday February 11th 2006 in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late George Edward NICHOLLE and dear mother of Lorraine and her husband Richard AVERY and the late Louise BARRIE and her late husband Douglas. Grandmother of four, great-grandmother of 10. A service to celebrate the life of Jessie NICHOLLE will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday February 25th at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre 275 Lesmill Road, Toronto (416) 441-1580. The family will greet Friends in the chapel one hour prior to the service. Reception to follow. Special thanks to Edris, R.N. and the Health Care Aides at Terrace Gardens Retirement Residence. Special thanks also to the caring and professional Doctors and Nurses in Emergency and on the 3rd floor at Humber River Regional Hospital - Church St. Site. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation in her memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BARRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-11 published
DURDA, Joseph Ludwig " Joe"
Peacefully, with family by his side on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at Toronto East General Hospital. Proud and much loved father of Paul and Sonja. Cherished grandpa to Michael and Daniel. Dear brother to Wanda BARRIE (Gordon) and uncle to Susan and Christopher. Will be missed by family and many Friends. Joe has gone home to be with his parents, Michael and Rozalia DURDA. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 15 at 11: 00 a.m. at Canadian Martyr's Parish, 522 Plains Road (off Woodbine, 1 block south of O'Connor Drive). Following service, all are invited to the Parish Hall to celebrate Joe's life. In lieu of flowers, donations to 'Out of the Cold', Nameres, or Toronto East General would be appreciated by family. "Dad, you are free of pain. You are now held in the arms of Jesus, surrounded by the love of your parents. May your spirit soar."

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BARRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-12 published
DEAK, Edith Mary (née BARRIE)
Born 1923. Passed away Friday, March 10, 2006 after a lengthy illness at Lakeridge Health Oshawa. Beloved wife of Frank DEAK of Oshawa, Ontario. Edith was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, the first of four children born to John and Dorothy BARRIE. Frank and Edith were married in Lethbridge on June 1, 1944 and moved from Calgary to Oshawa in 1961. Besides her husband Frank, Edith is survived by brother John (Joyce) BARRIE of Kimberley, British Columbia; daughter Donna (Les) MOORE of Brampton, Ontario; two grand_sons Brad (Tammy) and Scott (Anne) MOORE of Brampton, Ontario granddaughter Carley (Brad) GRONDIN, Orangeville, Ontario; great-grandchildren Breanna, Bryce, Daniel, Cameron and several nieces and nephews. Edith was predeceased by infant sister Jeanette and infant brother Leonard. In her lifetime, Edith was employed at Income Tax Office, Vancouver, British Columbia, Sears of Calgary, Eatons Oshawa Centre and Shoppers, Oshawa. Relatives and Friends may pay their respects at McIntosh-Anderson Funeral Home, 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. A complete service will be held in the chapel on Monday, March 13, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Honourary Pallbearers, all of Edith's family, Friends and neighbours present today. "Edith loved music and her home. She will be dearly missed by her family and Friends."

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BARRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-22 published
VAIL, William James, C.D., M.D., F.R.C.S.C.
(World War 2 Veteran, Past President of Ontario Medical Association and Canadian Medical Association. Past Chief of Surgery at York County Hospital. Past Executive Director of York County Hospital Foundation and Vice President Medical Staff Affairs)
At Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Friday, April 21, 2006, in his 82nd year. Doctor William VAIL, beloved husband of the late Bernice, and dear father of Victoria (Andrew MEADOWS) of Barrie, Deborah (Dale BARRIE) of Edmonton, William VAIL (Monique) of Ottawa, Susan VAIL (Frank JAHN) of Newmarket, Judith VAIL (Glenn RUSSELL) of Schomberg, and grandfather of Michelle (Marcus HENDERSON), Matthew MEADOWS, George, Daniel and Julie BARRIE, Jessica, Alyssa and William VAIL, Todd VAIL, Cody MATHESON, and great-grandfather to Brynne HENDERSON. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. S., Newmarket, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Main and Water Streets), Newmarket, on Tuesday at 11 a.m., followed by cremation. Memorial donations to Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated.

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BARRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-23 published
LANDER, Edna Agnes May
Passed away peacefully at the Credit Valley Hospital on Friday, April 21, 2006 in her 83rd year. Predeceased by her husband Jack and her son Jamie. Beloved mother of Hilda JACKSON (Art,) Donna LANDER- BLAMEY (Dave), Barbara DUBEAU (Doug), and Glenda BARRIE. She will be missed by her six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Our thanks to the Emergency Room and Oncology nurses at the Credit Valley Hospital. At Edna's request, a private cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Neweduk Funeral Home "Mississauga", 905-828-8000.

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BARRIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-11 published
WHITTAKER, Herbert, 95
Globe's drama critic created Theatre Museum
By Jan WONG
Herbert WHITTAKER, The Globe's drama critic for 26 years, died Saturday in Toronto, 11 days before his 96th birthday.
He died of natural causes, said Kate BARRIS, a friend.
Unusually for a critic, he also designed sets and directed. In 1950, Toronto's theatre community was so small -- some would say incestuous -- that he created the sets for, and then reviewed, Morley Callaghan's Going Home. The last line of his review said, "The settings were adequate." When it came to the work of others, he was more generous. Donald Sutherland credits a favourable WHITTAKER review of a University of Toronto production with helping him decide to pursue an acting career.
Born in Montreal on September 20, 1910, Mr. WHITTAKER worked for The Gazette as a drama critic. He joined The Globe in 1949 and remained its drama critic until his mandatory retirement at 65 in 1976.
Mr. WHITTAKER, who never married, continued to freelance even after The Globe once inadvertently referred to him as "the late Herbert WHITTAKER." He was the recipient of a Silver Ticket Award, which entitled him to free tickets for life. He also devoted himself to creating Theatre Museum Canada. It remains without a home.

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BARRIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-15 published
WHITTAKER, Herbert William
Died September 9, 2006 in Toronto, in his 95th year. Born September 20, 1910 in Montreal, P.Q., parents were Eleanor TRAPITT and George WHITTAKER. Brother George (Lillias) predeceased Herbert in 1997. Survived by niece Leslie WHITTAKER and nephew Jeffrey (Maura) of Vancouver, British Columbia, who remember him as their favourite uncle, Uncle Bert, who introduced them to performing arts. Fondly remembered by his closest "god-daughter" Kate BARRIS, who cared for him like a daughter, particularly in his last years. Herbert championed Canadian live theatre, its actors and actresses, designers and directors all his life. Reviewed countless productions during his career as the Theatre Critic, first for the Montreal Gazette and then the Globe and Mail until 1975. Encouraging the growth and development of Canadian theatre was his mission since 1935, culminating in the founding of Theatre Museum Canada, which is his legacy. Memorial Service at the Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm Street, Toronto at 4: 00 on October 12, 2006. Donations in lieu of flowers, to Theatre Museum Canada would be very appreciated, at 77 Bloor St. W, Suite 1903, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1M2.

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BARRIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-13 published
HALLICH, Paulette
By Kate BARRIS, Page A20
Actor, director, teacher. Born April 21, 1949, in Niagara Falls, Ontario Died June 25 in Victoria, British Columbia, of lung cancer, aged 57.
It was impossible to be indifferent to Paulette HALLICH. Some were awed by her, some were bewildered, many were both. Paulette viewed the world from a well-maintained spot in the margins where she spent much of her life. She had an exquisite ability to observe what others could not see, or chose not to, and like the heckler who causes those nearby to squirm with embarrassment, Paulette had no compunction about voicing those observations.
Paulette was a natural performer. At the age of 8, she and her younger sister Joanne began singing as the Hallich Sisters, at community events and on local radio stations. They even won a talent show on a television station in Buffalo, New York She was constantly organizing the neighbourhood kids to put on shows that she would write, direct and (of course) star in. Of German descent, with parents who rarely spoke of their background, Paulette speculated, "We must have been related to Hitler, the way I ordered people around."
Paulette inevitably made her way to the stage. She started with the Canadian Mime Theatre, and was one of the founders of its off-shoot, Theatre Beyond Words, based in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The company still tours internationally, and continues to feature Paulette's most enduring (and endearing) mask character, a little girl named Nancy Potato. As Paulette played her, this trademark character was unforgettable, in part for her pixilated exuberance, but mostly for her incredibly expressive fingers that punctuated each movement like 10 exclamation points.
Trained in Europe by her idol and mentor, the famed clown teacher Phillipe Gaulier, with whom she co-wrote his first North American show, Paulette subscribed to the school of clowning that places the actor in peril on stage. Nothing delighted her more than the comedy that ensues when an actor doesn't know what's going to happen next. She had little patience for theatre that took no risks. Once, after attending a performance that literally put her to sleep, she scolded the friend beside her who had nudged her awake. "Why did you wake me up? I paid good money for that nap!"
Paulette moved into teaching, where she had a profound impact on dozens of students who would go on to find a place in the spotlight that so rarely shone on her. Tiny in stature, she ruled the classroom absolutely, calling out her comments in a vaguely French accent, no doubt acquired during her time with Gaulier. "Is it possible for someone to walk through a door that he has not opened? No! It is not possible! Would you say someone who tries to walk through a door that he has not opened is insane? Yes, he is insane."
Paulette's students learned how to be funny by not trying to be funny. It is a lesson many comic actors never learn, and is the hallmark of the clown who lives outside the mainstream, trying to find a way in. Always unsuccessfully, of course.
In 2003 she and her husband, artist Michael TURNER, moved to Victoria, where her astute eye and strong opinions earned her the opportunity to direct productions for The Victoria Shakespeare Society and the Chemainus Theatre Festival. Her work was received with praise, from both critics and audiences. Finally Paulette could take her bow in the spotlight. But her moment quickly faded as she succumbed in a matter of weeks to lung cancer, at the age of 57.
"I don't mind sentiment," Paulette often said, "But I can't stand sentimentality." So there was no maudlin display of tears over Paulette's passing. But I already miss the voice with the vaguely French accent, calling out from the margins with reminders that the mainstream is a comfortable place to live because it's a safe place to live.
Kate BARRIS is a friend of Paulette.

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BARRON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-07-06 published
BARRON, Doris
At Southampton Care Centre, on Sunday July 2, 2006. Doris BARRON of Southampton in her 90th year. Loving cousin of the late Beryl BOWDEN (née NELSON) and the late Bill BOWDEN. She will fondly be missed and remembered as a cousin to three generations of the Bowden family. Predeceased by her brothers, John and Norman. A Memorial Service will be conducted from the Chapel, at the Eagleson Funeral Home, on Saturday July 8, 2006 at 11 a.m. Reverend Keith REYNOLDS will officiate. Expression of Remembrance to the Southampton United Church would be appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com

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BARRON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-25 published
BARRON, Alexander " Alex"
After a long courageous fight with cancer, Alexander (Alex) BARRON died peacefully at Victoria Hospital, on Monday, January 23rd, surrounded by his family and best friend, Brent. Beloved husband of 29 years to Judy and dear son of Ella and the late Alexander of Ingonish, Nova Scotia. Loving dad and grandpa of Sean and his companion Nicole, their son Nicholas, and Christopher and his companion Nicole, all of London. Also survived by his brothers Michael and Gerald and by his sisters Frances HUM, Patricia McLEAN, Sheila BARRON, Shirley BARRON and Sandra BARRON. Alex will also be missed by his in-laws; Betty MUNN, Gary MUNN and Brent MUNN. Predeceased by his sister Betty BARRON. A memorial service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Thursday, January 26th, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Alex are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Centre - Cancer Centre.

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BARRON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-15 published
Sid BARRON, Cartoonist (1917-2006)
A humorist who favoured gentle wit over biting satire, his richly drawn works were always worth a second look
By Tom HAWTHORN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S8
Victoria -- Sid BARRON's cartoons demanded more than a glance and a guffaw.
His sly style lured readers into a lengthy examination of work rich in detail and wordy in execution. Diligent viewers would be well rewarded for their attention.
A typical Barron editorial cartoon included a scene that, at second glance, offered a cornucopia of visual puns, as well as such detritus as a cat holding a sign, or a biplane towing a banner.
These often included the two catchphrases that came to be associated with the artist -- "Mild, isn't it?" and "Aren't the mountains pretty today?"
He poked fun at local foibles for the Victoria Times and The Albertan of Calgary. As well, his cartoons appeared in the Toronto Star for more than a quarter century. He often took as his subject the residents of the vast suburban expanses surrounding downtown. He renamed Don Mills, where he had once made his home, as Dawn Mills, a quiet yet pretentious place where residents could not help but brag about the "exceptional quality" of their curbside trash.
His cartoons favoured gentle wit over biting satire. He did not usually take as his subject breaking news, or hapless politicians whose mistakes generated headlines. Instead, he found humour in the annoyances of everyday life. The critic Robert Fulford called him "the poet of the mundane."
In one cartoon, published by the Star in 1962, a disgruntled hockey fan watching his team on television has failed to notice his house burning down around him. A firefighter in the living room says, "Yeah, I'd have to go along on that… they're going to 'cheap penalty' themselves right out of the game."
The slice-of-life setting, the overheard dialogue, and the absurdity of the situation are typical of events in what came to be called Barronland. He described the setting of his cartoons as Anyplace, Canada.
Mr. BARRON shared the Star's editorial page with Duncan MacPHERSON, a brilliant caricaturist whose wit was as wicked as Mr. BARRON's was dry.
Mr. MacPHERSON skewered politicians with sometimes devastating results.
It is said the reputation of former prime minister John Diefenbaker never recovered from his portrayal as a rabbit-toothed Marie Antoinette, which reduced a statesman to a figure of ridicule.
The pair gave the Star an enviable tag team, although not all readers were enamoured of Mr. BARRON. One letter writer complained his works were "neither humorous nor meaningful but just nauseating." He had his defenders, too. " MacPHERSON's cartoons make us laugh at our leaders," another wrote, "but BARRON's make us laugh at ourselves."
Sidney Arnold BARRON was born in Toronto from a brief liaison between his young, unmarried mother and a Belgian officer billeted with his mother's family.
From birth, he was raised by his aunt and her husband, and grew up knowing his biological mother as Auntie Daisy. The woman he called his mother was his aunt, Florence. He would be an adult before learning the truth.
He moved with his adoptive family to Victoria at the age of 2.
A shy, skinny boy, the usual childhood miseries were made the worse by a spectacular stammer.
The impediment was so pronounced that in 1938 his father sent him to the National Hospital for Speech Disorders in New York. (The hospital was favoured by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was on hand to open a new facility the following year.) In later years, the cartoonist liked to tell a story about his return home to an anxious family. As they gathered around, he announced, "I'm c-c-c-c-cured!"
In the late 1930s, he took art lessons from Allan Edwards, a precocious talent who was two years younger than Mr. BARRON and had followed him through South Park Elementary and Victoria High School.
Another Edwards student was Pierre Berton, an ambitious writer who also entertained a desire to be a cartoonist.
Mr. BARRON found work illustrating window cards for Victoria shops, and later painting billboards in Toronto.
When wartime restrictions halted the importation of American comic books, a Canadian industry was born overnight. Mr. BARRON found work as one of the freelancers in the stable of Educational Projects, a Montreal-based company whose bestselling title was Canadian Heroes. He was assigned to draw realistic depictions of historical events.
The Star Weekly magazine hired Mr. BARRON as a freelance illustrator, a lucrative gig that ended when the publication began purchasing syndicated works from American artists. He then spent much of the 1950s seeking work on the coast and in Ontario.
"During this period, it later became apparent, he developed a caustic assessment of the manners and moral values of his compatriots who populated the newer suburbs of Canada's expanding cities," Peter Desbarats wrote in The Hecklers, a 1979 history of Canadian political cartooning.
Mr. BARRON was hired as a cartoonist in 1958 by Victoria Times publisher Stuart Keate, who was eager for his afternoon daily to surpass the circulation of the morning rival, the Colonist. His works of gentle social commentary were entirely appropriate for the sleepy provincial capital. Three years later, Mr. BARRON began selling cartoons to the Star.
In 1962, Mr. BARRON moved to Calgary to work for The Albertan, all the while continuing with the Star as a client.
Few of his Toronto readers knew his cartoons were drawn from so far away. The humorist Gary LAUTENS described the circumstance for Star readers in 1964. " BARRON claims he is allergic to Toronto and every time he tries to live here (twice to date) he breaks out in airplane tickets and heads back for the foothills," he wrote.
Mr. BARRON worked in black ink and crayon on commercial board, applying bits of toned laminate. His characters were saddled with Everyman names such as Ralph or, especially, Harold. In one cartoon, two women are leaning over a backyard fence and one says to the other: "Harold's a small 'l' liberal… he doesn't know whether to vote Conservative, Liberal, New Democratic Party or Socred."
The "puddy tat," a cynical feline with ridiculous stripes, would appear in a lower corner holding a sign. Outdoor scenes would incorporate the biplane.
In 1983, editorial cartoonists met at convention in Toronto, gathering one evening in the C.N. Tower restaurant high above the city. Roy Peterson, of the Vancouver Sun, hired an airplane to fly past while towing a banner reading, "Mild, isn't it?"
Mr. BARRON was a gentle man of bohemian instinct, rarely lacking for female companionship, although a growing brood of children and stepchildren placed some limits on his romantic adventures. He met his third wife in Victoria in 1975 at what is now the Eric Martin Pavilion, where both were recuperating from breakdowns. Their union would last until Mr. BARRON's death.
He quit drawing cartoons in 1989, retiring to Coombs on Vancouver Island. He and his artist wife painted, Mr. BARRON indulging his passion for watercolour seascapes.
Several collections of his works were published over the years, including Barron's Victoria (1959), 2nd Annual Barron's Victoria (1960), Barron's Toronto (1965), Barron's Calgary Cartoons (1967), Barron Book (With Puddytat Centrefold) (1972), and The Best of Barron (1985). He also illustrated the Eric Nicol humour book, A Scar is Born (1968).
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria held an exhibition of his works in 1973. Barron cartoons that once hung in the stairway home of British Columbia Premier W.A.C. Bennett are part of a travelling exhibit from the Kelowna Museum. The cartoons, also including works by Mr. Peterson, are currently on display at the Courtenay and District Museum on Vancouver Island.
The largest collection of his originals was gathered by the former National Archives in Ottawa, now Library and Archives Canada, which has 1,344 drawings. The Glenbow Museum in Calgary owns 70 originals published in The Albertan.
At a memorial service in Victoria, mourners were invited to speak about the deceased. Some did so by quoting from memory the captions to decades-old cartoons.
Sid BARRON was born on June 13, 1917, in Toronto. He died on April 29 at Mount Saint Mary Hospital in Victoria. He was 88. He leaves his third wife, Jessamine, known as Jesi; her daughter, Susan BARRON, and son David CONNOR; a daughter, Lisa MURRAY, from his first marriage; a son, Steven BARRON, and a daughter, Catherine McLEOD, from his second marriage; and, a sister, Florence HARTMAN. He also leaves eight grandchildren.

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BARRON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-26 published
TURIFF, Ruth (née KILGOUR)
Passed quietly at home with loved ones by her side on Wednesday, May 25, 2006. Born in Toronto on December 26, 1932. Beloved mother of Cecil Barron JENSEN and Claire BARRON and mother-in-law of Paul JENSEN and Ed SLUGA. Joyful grandmother of Claire, Carly, Grace, Jack, and Jodie. Loving aunt to seven nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by her father R. Cecil KILGOUR and mother Ruth Jackman KILGOUR and her three brothers Robert, Arthur, and Govan KILGOUR. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the many Friends who supported and cared for her, especially Melecia BARLONGO. Special thanks also to Doctor Julie McINTYRE, Marg JACKSON, and Doctor Russell GOLDMAN. Memorial Service to be held at Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. on Tuesday, May 30th at 2 p.m.

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BARRON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-05 published
BARRON, Doris
At Southampton Care Centre, on Sunday July 2, 2006. Doris BARRON of Southampton in her 90th year. Loving cousin of the late Beryl BOWDEN (née NELSON) and the late Bill BOWDEN. She will fondly be missed and remembered as a cousin to three generations of the Bowden family. Predeceased by her brothers, John and Norman. A Memorial Service will be conducted from the Chapel, at the Eagleson Funeral Home, on Saturday July 8, 2006 at 11 a.m. Reverend Keith REYNOLDS will officiate. Expression of Remembrance to the Southampton United Church would be appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com

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BARRON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-13 published
WOKES, Frances M.
It is with great remorse that the family announces at the age of 51 (she'll still say 50) she has succumbed to breast cancer on November 11, 2006. Frances was predeceased by her mother Lily McAULEY. She will be survived by her son Christopher, father Allan WOKES (Karen,) sisters Roberta WOKES, Faye MARCYNUK (Ed,) Gweneth LEQUIRE (Bryce,) Jennifer BARRON (Joe,) lone brother Richard WOKES (Karen) and numerous nieces and nephews. As a leader in the field of Aviation and avid sailor she will be terribly missed. Memorial service will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., located at 984 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba (entrance on Aubrey Street). Please direct any further condolences or questions regarding the service to www.nbardal.mb.ca. Donations to CancerCare Manitoba, P.O. Box 2248, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4A6, in Frances' name are welcome in lieu of flowers. Neil Bardal Inc. (204) 949-2200

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BARRON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-07 published
McLEAN, Clara Marion
Peacefully at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston on Thursday, January 5, 2006. Clara McLEAN of Alliston, in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Sidney V. McLEAN. Dear sister of Carol BARRON of Bradford, Nickolas ROTH and Joseph ROTH, both of Regina, Saskatchewan and predeceased by Michael ROTH. Dear aunt of Linda and her husband Murray GRAHAM of Innisfil, Darlene and her husband Gordon JOHNSTONE of Angus. Dear great-aunt of Kurtis GRAHAM and his wife Shauna-Lee of Innisfil, Kevin GRAHAM and his wife Lisa of Innisfil, Jamison VAN DYKE and his wife Breanna of Guelph and Gina VAN DYKE of Angus. Dear great-great-aunt of Campbell and Tait GRAHAM. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford (1-800-209-4803) for visitation on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 from 10 a.m. until time of a funeral service in the Lathangue Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.

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BARRON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-19 published
BAILEY, Audrey Myrtle
(Formerly of Collier Place)
Passed away at Southampton Hospital on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at the age of 78. Beloved wife of the late Harry BAILEY. Loving mother of Gail and her husband Claude BACON, and Gary WILDFONG and his wife Lise. Proud grandmother of Kimberley CROOKS, Christopher and Amy GRIGGS, and Joanne, Leslie, Dawn and Adam WILDFONG. Great-grandmother of Brittany, Luther, Johnathan, Evan, Ashley, Kaelie, Alicia, Skylar, Samantha, Aden, Chelsey, and Tyler. Dear sister of Gordon BARRON and the late Jean WRIGHT and Norm, John, and Harvey BARRON. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home (Clapperton and Worsley Streets) Barrie, from 9: 30 a.m. on Friday January 20, 2006 until the time of the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Saint John's Norway Cemetery, Toronto, 2: 30 p.m. Friday. Donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com.

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BARRON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-16 published
BARRON, Nicki (née VERMEULEN)
Passed away at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Sunday, March 12, 2006 with her family by her side, at the age of 48. Nicki BARRON (née VERMEULEN,) loving mother of Rebecca and Hannah and wife of Ted BARRON. Daughter of Frances and Nicolaas and step-daughter of Cornelius. Sister of Helen (Lee), Phil and Toni. Sister-in-law to Linda (Brian), Carol (Andy), Brian (Josephine) and Brenda (Steve). Aunt to Joanna, Kate, Sarah, Madeline and Jack. Nicki will be sadly missed by her many dear Friends. A memorial service will be held at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket on Monday, March 20, 2006 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation (Cancer Clinic), 615 Davis Drive, Suite 101, Newmarket L3Y 9Z9 would be appreciated by the family.

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BARRON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-21 published
BARRON, Olivia Carley
Suddenly, yet peacefully, with her loving family at her side, on Sunday, March 19th, 2006 at the Hospital for Sick Children at the age of 7. Loving daughter of Paul and Bridget BARRON. Dear sister of Alastair. Cherished granddaughter of Norm and May JAMES, and Evelyn BARRON and Tom BACH. Olivia will be missed dearly and fondly remembered by her many aunts, uncles, cousins and Friends. Olivia's love of life was an inspiration to us all, always reaching out to others, inclusive of everyone. Our family wishes to extend a heartfelt thankyou to the staff at the Hospital for Sick Kids for the loving care and compassion shown for Olivia throughout her life. Friends may call on Wednesday, March 22nd, from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church (650 Sheppard Avenue East) on Thursday, March 23rd, 2006 at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation. Condolences - www.rskane.ca

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BARRON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-15 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Rosemary (née BARRON)
Passed away peacefully, on April 14, 2006, in her 83rd year. Rosemary was the loving wife for 56 years of the late William Joseph WHITE/WHYTE. She will be sadly missed by her sons Frank (Susan,) Carl (Vicki), Paul (Terry), grandchildren Sean, Kailynn, Kevin, Brianne, brother-in-law Tom (Marjorie, predeceased), nephews and niece Tim, Tanya, Shane, and cousin David HICKEY. Family and Friends may call at Giffen-Mack "Scarborough" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Ave. E., West Hill, 416-281-6800, on Sunday and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will take place at Saint Martin de Porres Roman Catholic Church, 4179 Lawrence Ave. East, West Hill, on Tuesday at 10: 30 a.m. Interment at Pine Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson Foundation or the Alzheimer Society.

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BARROW o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-12 published
JOOSTEN, Stephen Andrew
On Friday June 9, 2006 in London. Stephen Andrew JOOSTEN at the age of 25 of London. Beloved son of Henry and Terri JOOSTEN of London and cherished brother to Sara JOOSTEN of London and Pamela JOOSTEN at home. Survived by his grandparents Faye (STEELE) ZIMMER and Elizabeth PLOEGMAKERS and predeceased by grandparents David ZIMMER (1997) and Mathias JOOSTEN (2001.) Also survived by Aunts and Uncles, Frank ZIMMER, Richard and Tina ZIMMER and family of Blenheim, Barnie and Sandy JOOSTEN of Toronto, Wanda and Jack VANGEEL of Ravenswood, Ann and Jack BALL of Markham, Cathy and Ron BARROW of Brampton, Betty and Steve GOUGH of London and Matthew JOOSTEN of Uxbridge. Predeceased his Uncle Ken (1982.) Visitation on Monday June 12, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at All Saints Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday June 13, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Father John SHARP celebrant. Interment to follow at All Saints Roman Catholic Cemetery. Donations to the Charity of Choice would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Stephen.

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BARROW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-05 published
MARSHALL, Gerald Hugh
(Owner and founder of G. Marshall Transport Ltd.)
Peacefully at Carpenter Hospice, Burlington on Thursday, May 4, 2006 in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Mary and the late Anna Lillian (HANCOCK.) Loving father of Wayne and his wife Brenda, Cindy and her husband Bill BUTLER, Linda and her husband Rick MARSHALL and Jo-Anne and her husband John SPADAFORA. Loving stepfather of Aileen and Neil SCATTOLON and Pauline and Winston MESSER- BARROW. Loving Papa of Christopher, Jamie, Lindsay, Matthew, Olivia, Breanna, Alexis, Kaitlyn, Mia, Gian Luca and Cairo, Zoe and Kayla. Brother of Lawrence and his wife Lorraine. Predeceased by his brother Mel, his sister Gloria and his parents Roy and Nora MARSHALL. Gerald was an amazing individual who was larger than life in so many ways; he meant so much to so many. The family will receive Friends at the Donald V. Funeral Home, 36 Lake Avenue Drive, Stoney Creek on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Paramount Drive Alliance Church (corner Paramount Dr. and Mud St.) on Monday, May 8, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment in Tapleytown Cemetery. In memory of Gerald, donations to The Mohawk College Gerald Marshall Memorial Fund or the Carpenter Hospice would be appreciated by the family.

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BARROW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-15 published
BARROW- ALCINDOR, Barbara (née BARROW)
Suddenly, on Friday March 10th, 2006. Loving mother to sons Dale, Tyrone and daughter LaToya. Devoted wife to Ambrose (Doyle) ALCINDOR. Loving daughter of Beryl and Russell BARROW (predeceased.) Will be greatly missed by her two precious grandchildren: Jayla and Rayne. Cherished sister to Judy, Carol, Brenda, Keith, Kathleen, Helen, Peter and Betty-Ann. Niece of Aunty Yvonne, Uncle Seon, Renwick and many other uncles and cousins in Trinidad. Barbara will be missed by her many nieces and grand nieces as well as her large circle of Friends. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 17, 2006 at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home Chapel, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles). Visitation at 11 a.m. and a Celebration of Life Service at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to her grandchildren at Royal Bank - Branch 06512, Bank 003, Account 510-0235. Condolences www.rskane.ca

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BARROWMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-02 published
BARROWMAN, J. Grant
Peacefully at home on Monday, January 30, 2006. Grant, beloved husband of Suzanne. Dear stepfather of Rick and Heather. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Kyle, Keilan and Kiara. Lovingly remembered by his mother Elva. Also survived by his brother Jim (Barb) and his sister Elayne, and his nephews Brett and Ryan. Friends will be received at the Jerrett Funeral Home - North York Chapel, 6191 Yonge Street (2 lights south of Steeles) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7 9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Friday at 1: 00 p.m. In his memory, donations may be made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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BARRY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-16 published
SAMELLS, Gordon McDonald
At the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, Ontario, on March 14th, 2006. Gordon SAMELLS, of Minden, in his 83rd year, retired from Ministry of Natural Resources. Gordon was predeceased by his loving wife, Doreen Hattie BARRY and by his parents, Bert and Helen (McDONALD) SAMELLS. Gordon is lovingly remembered by his daughter, Karen and her husband, Len ROSS, of North Bay and by his son, Barry and his wife, Valorie, of Washago. He will be greatly missed by his two grandchildren, Joanne and David ROSS. Gordon will also be fondly remembered by his sisters, Betty and her husband, Kenneth SCOTT, of Owen Sound and Gwen and her husband, Gerald DEFOREST, of Bracebridge. A funeral service will be held at the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home, in Minden, on Friday, March 17th, at 11: 00 a.m. Spring interment.
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BARRY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-29 published
PERKINS- ROBINSON, Lisa
The family of the late Lisa PERKINS- ROBINSON extend sincere appreciation to family, Friends and neighbours who visited the funeral home called, sent cards, baking to our homes purchased Mass cards and memorial cards. Special thanks to Father Steve LACROIX. To Corry LAPOINTE and Don BUCHANAN and the Saint Mary's Choir we sincerely appreciated the wonderful music at Lisa's funeral Mass. We also thank the Zion Amabel United Church Women who hosted the luncheon and the Owen Sound City Police for their assistance with traffic control for the funeral. A very special thank you to the pall bearers, cousins of Lisa's - Ryan NICKELS, Mathew HALLIDAY, Andrew DOWNS, T.J. DOWNS, Darryl DOWNS and Rod PERKINS. We also gratefully acknowledge the readings at the funeral by John DOWNS, uncle of Lisa's and Rob SHOULDICE, special friend of Lisa's.
Thank you to Mary HALLIDAY, aunt of Lisa's and to Michelle DOWNS, cousin of Lisa's, your words truly captured the essence of Lisa's presence in our lives.
A heartfelt thank you to June SHOULDICE, Heather SHOULDICE, Mary SHOULDICE, Joanne THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Barb RICHARDSON for hosting the delicious dinner for our family. Rob and June, we also thank you for the use of your cottage for Scott's family. It was a wonderful gesture and appreciated by the ROBINSON family. Your Friendship is valued and we sincerely thank you for your loving care of our family during this difficult time Thanks to Derrick and Rob CHRISTIE, Bill and Kay CHRISTIE, Hailey CHRISTIE, Elaine CAMERON and Brittney WEST for caring for the children during visitation and the funeral. Special thanks to Doctor Tim SALTER and Doctor Patricia BARRY and the nurses and doctors of Intensive Care at the Joseph Brant Hospital for their efforts in caring for Lisa. To Byron and Bonnie DOWNS and staff of the Downs and son Funeral Home, you expertise, guidance and professionalism in a time of sadness for our family made a very difficult situation bearable. We couldn't have managed without you and we sincerely thank you for your assistance!
Lisa did make a difference in the lives of many and we are truly grateful for the time she lived among us!
Gail and Tom NORRIS and family, Leanne and Rob CHRISTIE and family, Scott, Jeff and Jordan ROBINSON.
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BARRY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-16 published
YOUNG, Douglas Arthur
Peacefully at the Woodstock General Hospital on Friday May 12, 2006 Douglas Arthur YOUNG of Norwich in his 58th year. Beloved husband of Carolyn (née WEBBER.) Dear father and step-father of Christopher, Linda and husband Wes SIMPSON of Norwich. He will be missed by his grandchildren Sydney and Mathew. Brother of Dorothy and Brian BARRY of Seaforth, Kim and Terry of Norsworth, Alberta, Ron YOUNG of Ontario, Terry and Deb YOUNG of Sprucegrove, Alberta, Shirley and Gary HUGGETT of North Bay and Deb YOUNG of Cambridge. He will be missed by the Webber family. Survived by nieces and nephews. Fondly remembered by his cousins Charlotte and Lawrence PHIPPS of Tillsonburg. Friends will be received at The Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, 45 Main St. W. Norwich on Wednesday 9: 30-11:00 a.m. Service to follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Zena ATTWOOD officiating. Interment Norwich Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Save a Life Fund. Arn-Lockie (519) 863-3020. online condolences may be sent to www.arn-lockiefuneralhome.com

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BARRY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-01 published
RILEY, Colin Leonard
Suddenly, at his residence on Monday, October 30, 2006, Colin Leonard RILEY, age 63 of Rodney. Loving husband and best friend of Mary (CAMPBELL.) He will be deeply missed and never forgotten by his daughters Tamara DEKOLD and Greg of Cottam, Dana VARGA and John LAMB of Rodney and Colleen RILEY and Jeff RIVAIT of Essex. Fun loving and energetic papa to Lauren, Kelsey, Olivia, Jessica, Emily, Colin and Sierra. Dear son of Ethel Marie BARRY and her husband Bernard of Halifax and predeceased by his father Clarence (1973). Survived by his brothers Joe of Prince Edward Island, Bill and Cecilia of St. Catherines and Tom of Niagara Falls and sisters Marie WONG of California and Jean DECOFF of Halifax. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and in-laws. Predeceased by brothers Angus, Peter and infant brother Gorman. Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel on Thursday, November 2nd, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted from the chapel on Friday at 2 p.m. Pastor S. PATTERSON officiating. Interment Rodney cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the Make A Wish Foundation, London Chapter would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519 785-0810). Online condolences may be left at www.padfieldfuneralhome.com

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BARRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-09 published
BROWN, Fr. Douglas C., O.H.C.
Age 61. Of Holy Cross Monastery, West Park, New York and formerly of Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Passed away on Friday, May 5, 2006 at the Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, New York. Born on November 26, 1944 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, he was the son of the late Charles and Beatrice M. (nee DAVISON.) He received his B.A., M.A. and Masters of Theology from The University of Toronto. Fr. BROWN was Ordained, May 21, 1972 in St. James Cathedral, Toronto, where he served as Assistant Priest until 1974. He was Pastor of a 3 point parish in Minden, Ontario, Canada, from 1974 to 1977. In 1977 he came to the Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, New York he served as Guest, Master from 1980-81. In 1982 he became the Interim Pastor of Trinity Church in Watervielt, New York He made. his Life Profession to the Order of the Holy Cross on September 8, 1983. In 1998 he became the Prior of Holy Cross Monastery, West Park, New York. He has served as the Assistant Superior of the Order of the Holy Cross since 1999. Father BROWN was very well known in the Episcopal Church, as a spiritual director, teacher, preacher, and retreat leader. He will be deeply missed by all the Brothers in the Order of the Holy Cross. Memorial Services are being planned for a future date, in New York City, and Toronto Canada. He is survived by his sister Shirley and her husband, The Reverend Canon Milton BARRY, Toronto; niece Catherine and husband Glenn, their daughter Rachel, Toronto; nephew Matthew and wife Sarah, their son Nathan, Toronto; step-sister Linda and husband Hugh. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 10: 30 a.m. on Wednesday the 10th at Holy Cross Monastery Chapel, 1615 Broadway (Rt 9W), West Park. Interment Holy Cross Monastery Columbarium, West Park, New York on Wednesday, May 10, 2006. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to The Capital Funds Campaign of the Holy Cross Monastery, P.O. Box 99, West Park, New York 12493-0099. Arrangements: Keyser Funeral Service, Inc., 216 Broadway, Port Ewen, New York (845-331-1473).

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BARRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-31 published
DE SAVOYE, Janni, R.N. (née LOVERING)
On Monday October 30, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 68 years. Loving Mom, close friend and confidante to her children, Jeffron (Michael) and Scott (Dianne). Adoring 'Doughnut' to her grandchildren Duncan, Holly, Maxwell and Bennett, and loving friend to Tasker and Kenzie. Youngest sister of William J. LOVERING (Sandra) and the late Judith 'Meece' LOVERING. Daughter of the late William Langston and Hildred LOVERING. A fun aunt to Bill (Mel), Mike (Robin) and Peter (Kelly), and their children. Wife of the late C. Jeremy SAMS. And best buddy of 'Kati' and 'Cointreau'. Janni graduated from Branksome Hall and became a registered nurse at The Toronto Wellesley Hospital. She thrived as a puppeteer, and spent 12 years working within the arts community. For the past 22 years, she has immensely enjoyed her career in real estate. Throughout her life, Janni accumulated countless Friends that crossed all generations. A special thank you to Dr. BRYSON and Maria at The Princess Margaret Hospital and to Dr. BARRY and Debbie at the Palliative Care Unit of The Toronto Rehabilitation Centre. The family is truly grateful to all of the dedicated nurses. A celebration of Janni's life will take place at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West on Friday November 3, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m.

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BARRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-11 published
John BARRY, 74: Wine, women and a hint of danger
Tavern owner was the life of the party
But he also kept a gun under his pillow
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
There are so many stories about John BARRY that you think they all can't be true. And maybe they aren't, but they could be -- and that, in the end, is the whole point of knowing somebody like him.
His life was the stuff of movies -- the slick, finger-snapping movies of the past, where the drinks flowed and the smoke from the ever-present cigarettes rose, Bogey style, in smooth concentric circles from the corner of the mouth. The women were broads, showpieces in tight skirts and tighter angora sweaters; the men sat at their regular tables, doing deals, not all of them legal, as the sax player wailed.
But this was no celluloid romp with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and the rest of the rat-pack reprobates. This was all happening in Toronto, at John Duck's Tavern, an Etobicoke watering hole by the lake since 1866, when ex-British soldier John DUCK opened an inn for stagecoach traffic.
After BARRY bought the place in 1963, it became a clubhouse for men who, like BARRY, preferred to sit with their backs to the wall. Bikers came there; so did off-duty cops. There were days the parking lot was filled with cars bearing Michigan licence plates, belonging to the men in thousand-dollar suits up from Detroit for business meetings in BARRY's upstairs office.
Aulden GELDART was the John Duck bouncer and club manager for 16 years. At 6-foot-2 and 250 pounds, he had the bulk and chops to be able to evict a whole posse of Vagabond bikers from the place. But he said he hated that his boss often packed a gun. "John always carried a semi-automatic, always in the back of his belt, and when he went to bed at night it was under his pillow," he said.
For safety, BARRY had underground parking for his Caddy; he also had a pair of dogs -- variously described as Doberman, American bull terrier or Bouvier, but big dogs, at least 150 pounds each, GELDART said -- that cost him $1,200 each. Most remember one called Boomer.
There were always whispers BARRY might have been a made man, a wise guy, even a hit man. GELDART said there were plenty of Toronto cops "after" BARRY, but his ex-boss was too smart for them. Former police chief William McCORMACK was a homicide investigator in those days and he said he'd remember if BARRY were involved in anything illegal. He doesn't, so it's likely BARRY wasn't.
"I always thought that talk was a lot of bulls -- -," said Rory ROBERTSON, who tended bar between 1969 and 1972. "But John knew a lot of people and I used to think some of them were rounders."
The only thing that most of his Friends and customers cared about was that BARRY -- who died November 12 at the age of 74 -- was a charming guy, a fun guy, the ultimate party guy.
He was a regular at Bardi's Steak House downtown. After hours, he and his boys would take over a private room at Gatsby's on Church St. Every night, it was red wine, and rum and Coke. Every night, it was steak, rare, with a side order of mushrooms. Every night, no one else ever got to pick up the cheque. Maybe that's why someone dubbed him "the old guy," but he liked it and the moniker stuck, even though he was only seven years older than ROBERTSON.
With his wife May and three children safely stashed away in Brampton, BARRY lived upstairs at John Duck's, also the scene of many a party.
"It was a typical bachelor pad," said his daughter Shandra BARRY. "Black leather. Red carpet. Party Central. It was his private club. The joke was that if the apartment door was locked, you don't knock, you don't interrupt the party going on inside."
Women loved him -- not just because he was movie-star handsome and charming and had that glint in his eye, but also because he was a lover who listened as if they were the only person in the world.
The man was charismatic, a great host who transformed the Humber House -- the name of the tavern when BARRY bought it -- into a modern-day legend, the watering hole of celebrities, including CFRB's long-time morning man, Wally CROUTER, country musician Gordie Tapp and the star athletes of the day. The Argos were regulars; so was coach Leo Cahill and three Miami Dolphins players he lured north to a new football league he tried to start, a couple of boxing champs and some Leafs.
The place was known for its Saturday jazz. "If you weren't inside by noon, you couldn't get a seat," ROBERTSON said. The late and hard-living Toronto Sun columnist, Paul RIMSTEAD, often sat at the drums; Diamond Lil from the Skyline Hotel would belt out the songs.
One day ROBERTSON noticed three guys coming in the door who turned out to be members of The Drifters, of Under the Boardwalk fame, and they did a turn at the mike.
"I don't know how much John knew about music, but he liked the way we talked, acted and the atmosphere we created. He liked fun. He wanted to be around, laughing and scratching, baby," said Bruce JAMES, who used to play the sax on those Saturday afternoons.
BARRY was born into one of the leading families of Sudbury; his father was in real estate and politics, made and lost three fortunes and died a very wealthy man, according to Jonquil FURSE, BARRY's sister. When BARRY was about 10 years old, he decided he didn't like attending Scollard Hall, a private school in North Bay, so he hired a taxi to take him home to Sudbury. His father paid the bill.
"John was very electric," FURSE said. "He was a chameleon, into everything, then off."
He was also her favourite brother, who took her fiancé, George FURSE, aside the day they were to be married in a very haute Westmount ceremony and told the astonished groom that if he ever laid a hand on his favourite baby sister, he'd "bust me up bad."
"He was very Runyonesque," George FURSE said, recalling how BARRY then pulled out a massive roll of money -- "I'd never seen that before except in the movies" -- and counted out four $100 bills from the top. "This oughta help you on the honeymoon," he barked.
"He was playing the part," his sister insisted.
After short stints in Sudbury as a miner and owner-operator of a gas station, BARRY hit the States, where his family believes he worked as a boxing promoter and a front man booking gigs for black singers and groups.
Later he owned a Mimico film studio, a limousine company and the company that booked all of the big acts into the Canadian National Exhibition's Grandstand shows.
His daughter Shandra said she remembers being driven in one of her father's limos to meet The Monkees backstage; other acts he brought to Toronto included Sonny and Cher, Red Skelton, Bob Hope, The Jackson Five, The Osmonds and Johnny Cash.
BARRY never stopped making deals. For awhile he owned a gold mine in British Columbia and a company called Iomech Ltd., and held patents for various water purification systems. Every Sunday, when he would drive to Brampton to see his family, he'd take them out for a drive to look at the latest country estate or property he was going to move them to.
"My mother just laughed. Every week it was a new place, a new deal," Shandra said. "He was the wildest ride in the amusement park."
All three children came to work at John Duck's after their mother died in 1979, and Shandra and her brother Jon were there March 5, 1988, when the party ended and BARRY closed the doors for the last time.
"He had it for 25 years; it was a huge part of his life," she said. "It was like a death in the family."
BARRY subsequently lived in several lofts around town, cutting out smoking and cutting down his drinking in later years, but he was diagnosed with esophagal cancer about a year ago. He didn't want people to know he was sick, and when he was hospitalized he didn't want people to visit him. Many did anyway.
His family is erecting a gravestone with the words "The Old Guy" and his favourite saying: "When I was here, I was here."

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BARRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-15 published
BARRY, John " Jack" Albert Jesse
(Retired P.C. with over 30 years of service with Metropolitan Toronto Police.)
Suddenly, on Tuesday, January 10, 2006, John passed away on a Caribbean Cruise while celebrating his 65th birthday with his family. Beloved father of Jennifer BARRY of Toronto, and Jillian BARRY of Whitby. Loving brother of Charleen DUQUETTE and her husband Lorne. Sadly missed by his niece Laurie PRETE and his nephew Barry DUQUETTE. Fondly remembered by all that knew him. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King Street West (905-721-1234), for visitation on Wednesday, January 18th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, January 19th at 1: 00 p.m. Memorial donations to Samaritan's Purse Canada would be appreciated.

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BARRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-25 published
MacINNIS, Neil John " Jack"
(Member of Knights of Columbus)
At Lakeridge Health Corp., Oshawa, on Monday, January 23, 2006. Jack, in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Mary Carol (née BARRY) for 45 years. Loving father of Sharolyn MacINNIS and her husband William COCKBURN and John and his wife Lisa MacINNIS. Cherished grandfather of Kyle, and Sean MacINNIS, and Connor-Shay COCKBURN. Dear brother of Kathleen ZABOS of Toronto, Syl MCINNES/MCINNIS of Sudbury and predeceased by his sister Frances. Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews, and his Friends and caregivers. Relatives and Friends will be received at Saint John The Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 903 Giffard Street, Whitby on Saturday, January 28, 2006 after 10: 00 a.m. followed by a Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Whitby. Donations made in memory of Jack to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by his family and may be made through McIntosh-Anderson Funeral Home, 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558).

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BARRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-28 published
LAFLECHE, Helena (née DELLAIRE)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Helena LAFLECHE (née DELLAIRE) on January 26, 2006 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Predeceased (1990) by her husband Victor LAFLECHE. Helena graduated as a Registered Nurse from St. Elizabeth School of Nursing, Sudbury, Ontario. Loving mother of Louise GILLESPIE (partner Doug BENNISON,) Phil LAFLECHE (wife Barbara) and Marie-Claire LAFLECHE (husband, the late Robert BARRY.) Sadly missed by grandchildren Sean, Mark, Keri, Ryan, Lindsay and great-grandchildren Courtney, Alysha, Hunter, Amanda, Whisper, Erik, Meadow, Wolf, Cedar and grand dogs Comet and Slick. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 31st at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of the World Roman Catholic Church, Richmond Hill, Ontario. Donations to charities of your choice.

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BARRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-30 published
NICOLA, John Joseph
Lived each and every day to the fullest. Died peacefully, on Sunday, January 29, 2006, at age 78. John, beloved husband of Jean. Dear father and friend of Katherine BARRY and Guy CARIATI, Josephine and Bill FORSTER, Tony and John NICOLA. Loving grandfather of John and Jill BARRY, Sonia and Anthony NICOLA, Nicki and Sophia FORSTER. John will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews and his dear close Friends. Visitation will be held at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street, 416-488-1101 (5 blocks south of Lawrence), on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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BARRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-02 published
BAIRD, Gertrude Mary
Passed away on March 1, 2006 at St. Joseph's Health Centre. She will be sadly missed by her daughter Denise, son-in-law Ken, grandchildren Cora Lee (Bob), Jennifer (Gene) and great-grand_son Robert. Gertrude will also be sadly missed by her brother Percy and his wife Nora. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Joseph's Health Centre for their care and concern. Special thanks to all the staff, Dr. BARRY and especially the nurses (first floor) at the Lakeside for all their loving care and support. The family will receive Friends for a Memorial Service in the chapel at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Saturday, March 4th at 11 o'clock with a reception to follow. If desired, donations may be made to Lakeside Long Term Care Centre.

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BARRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-29 published
WARREN, Doris
Peacefully, at Bethany Lodge, on Monday, March 13, 2006, in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Harold E.P. WARREN. Loving mother of Barbara and David (Judy). Dear Grandma of Dan (Diana) and Ron (Shelley). Great-Grandma of Sarah, Nicole, Jason, Holly and Chase. Auntie Do to Susan, Stephen, Sharon, Joanne, Joy, John and Jim (predeceased.) Fondly remembered by Edith BARRY (sister) and Muriel BROWN (sister-in-law.) Predeceased by sister Phyllis CLINTON and brother Joseph BROWN. Doris was devoted to her family and to her church - a faithful friend to many throughout her lifetime. She is forever with the Lord. Grateful thanks to Hyacinth McKenzie and the administration and staff of Bethany Lodge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethany Lodge, 23 Second Street, Unionville, Ontario L3R 2C2. A private service of Thanksgiving will be held in the Chapel of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge Street, Toronto on Friday, March 31, 2006 at 12 noon.

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BARRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-31 published
BARRY, Maria (née LUCHETTA)
Peacefully, at the Scarborough Centenary Hospital, on March 29, 2006. Maria BARRY, beloved daughter of Elena and the late Arturo LUCHETTA. Loving wife of Frank. Dearest sister of Joe, Emilio and his wife Mimma, and Paolo and his wife Maria. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her many family and Friends. Family and Friends will be received at the Demarco Funeral Home "Keele Chapel," 3725 Keele Street, 416-636-7027 (between Sheppard and Finch Aves.), on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 9: 15 a.m. in St. Wilfrid's Church (1675 Finch Ave. West). Entombment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

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BARRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-12 published
COWEN, Patricia (née BARRY)
Peacefully, at home on Monday, April 10, 2006. Patricia, beloved wife of 37 years to Stan. Much loved sister of Kathleen BOKLA, Ted (Janette), Paul (Marilyn), the late Margaret HANNON, Grace CHISHOLM (Pete), Bill (Sandy) and Nancy REID (Bob). Patricia was a long time employee of The North York Board of Education as a Teacher, then later a Principal at Pierre Laporte School. At the request of Patricia, there will be no funeral service. Memorial Visitation will be held on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the Murray Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mount Pleasant Road (south of Eglinton Avenue). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Lymphoma Research Unit.

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