BONNET o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-21 published
BONNET, Leon
Peacefully at Extendicare, London, on Wednesday, April 19, 2006, Leon BONNET of London in his 93rd year. Predeceased by his wife Laura and a son in Belgium. Fondly remembered by his partner of 20 years, Margaret BARLESS and her daughters, Lorraine (Gloria,) Diane (Tim) and Ellaine (Eric) and grandchildren Marti and Adam. A Memorial Service to celebrate Leon's life will be held at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Saturday, April 22 at 11 a.m. Fr. Frank MURPHY officiating. Interment of cremated remains at Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Association.

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BONNETT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-18 published
KAMINSKAS, Teodoras Ludas " Ted"
At his residence in Owen Sound on Friday, December 15th, 2006. Teodoras Ludas (Ted) KAMINSKAS of Owen Sound and formerly of Rodney in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Janet (née BOWLES) and dear father of Tammy BONNETT and her husband Doug of Ailsa Craig, Terry CREECH and her husband Bill of Kincardine, Teddy KAMINSKAS of London and Tony KAMINSKAS and his partner Tammy HORNE of Owen Sound. Dear papa and grandpa to 21 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Ted had 3 step-children; Margaret SCHACHOW (2004) and her husband Albert of London, Willy BOWLES and his wife Diane of Wardsville and Harry WHITE/WHYTE and his wife Deb of Rodney. Predeceased by an infant daughter. Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel, 212 Furnival Rd. on Tuesday, December 19th, 2006 from 12-1 p.m. Funeral service at the chapel will follow at 1 p.m. with Father J. KONIECZNY, C.R. officiating. Interment Oakland cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation 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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BONNETTA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-28 published
BONNETTA, David James " Jim"
Passed away at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on Sunday, February 26th, 2006. Jim BONNETTA of Angus, in his 65th year. Beloved husband of Loretta BONNETTA. Dear father of Donnie of Alcona and Chris and his wife Roxanne of Oro. Step-father of Kerrie HENSBEE and her husband Dave, Cheryl WOODARD and Kathy EARL. Loving grandfather of Vanessa, Deiter, Alan, Candice, Cody, Jennifer, Alexander, Amber, Ryan, Tyler and 1 great-granddaughter. Predeceased by his parents Rupert and Jean BONNETTA. Survived by his sisters Bonnie YATEMAN of Orillia and Donna JOHNSON of Toronto. Jim will be sadly missed by his extended family and Friends. Friends may call at the Jennett Chapel of the McClelland & Slessor Funeral Home, 152 Bradford Street in Barrie on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, March 2nd at 11: 00 a.m. A Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 499 service will be held Wednesday evening at 7: 00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation (Cancer Care Centre). Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at jimbonnetta@funeralhome.on.ca

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BONNEVILLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-08 published
McKAY, Richard " Dick" Wilson
At London Health Sciences Centre -- Victoria Campus on Thursday, April 6, 2006 Richard "Dick" Wilson McKAY of Clinton in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Mary Ann McKAY and the late Sheila McKAY (1985.) Dear stepfather of Debbie and Gary BONNEVILLE of St. Agatha Darlene and Bill GARIBALDI; Brenda McCAFFREY and Mike BROSE and Ron McCAFFREY all of Kitchener. Loved and sadly missed by 11 step grandchildren. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents John McKAY and Ceacilia EDGAR. Dick served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1952 until his discharge in 1974. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes, Ltd., - Clinton Chapel, 153 High Street, Clinton on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint_Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Clinton on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation with interment of ashes in Elma Centre Cemetery, Elma Twp. at a later date. Prayers will be held by the Knights of Columbus Council No. 5289 Seaforth on Monday at 7: 00 p.m. A memorial service will be held by the Royal Canadian Legion Clinton Branch No. 140 on Monday at 9: 00 p.m. Donations to London Health Sciences Foundation or to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. "I must go down to the sea again To the lonely sea and sky And all I ask is a tall ship And a star to steer her by."

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BONNEVILLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-15 published
HARRIS, Johanna "Jo" Helene
On Wednesday, December 13, 2006 surrounded by her family at London Health Science Centre, Victoria Campus. Johanna "Jo" Hélène HARRIS after a short illness in her 74th year. Wife of the late George HARRIS (2001.) Dear mother of Marion KRIESE, Werner KRIESE and his wife Lois and Danny BONNEVILLE and his wife Barb. Cherished grandmother of Martin, Shane, Cheryl, Jeff, Jeremy and Tyler. Great-grandmother of Ray, Michael, Jesse, David and Chelsea. Jo will be sadly missed by her sisters Frieda FINK and Emmy CATT. Cremation has taken place. A gathering of family and Friends will be held on Sunday, December 17, 2006 from 4 to 8 p.m. at 8 Warbler Heights, Saint Thomas. Expressions of sympathy or donations (Canadian Cancer Society) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services (519) 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com

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BONNEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-16 published
COOK, Sheila (née BROWN)
71 years, of Petrolia, died at Bluewater Health -- C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Wednesday, March 15, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd (L.S.) COOK (2002.) Loving mother to Bill and Denise of Petrolia, Don and Melissa of Victoria, British Columbia, and the late Jim (1999) and his wife Linda of Petrolia. Loving grandmother of Kerri-Lynn and Jason WRIGHT, Michelle and Paul VANHOOFT, Stephen, Ian, Heather, and James COOK and her great grandchildren, Peyton and Chloe. Mrs. COOK was the daughter of the late Winston and Mae BROWN and sister of the late Harold (1954) and Nel, the late George (1997) and the late Lillian, the late Betty (2005) and the late Roy Dale (2002), the late John (1997) and Marg, Gerry and the late Joan (2005,) Ann and Bill DOLBEAR, June and Keith CAMERON, the late Barb McEWEN (2004,) Ron and Diane, Bob and Wendy, and the late Rick (2002) and the late Pat (2002), sister-in-law of Jean and Don HOLLINGSWORTH. A service of remembrance will be held. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia on Friday, March 17, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. David BONNEY officiating Visitors will be received on Friday from 12: 30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Scleroderma Society and the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memorials and condolences may made on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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BONNEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-27 published
PARKE, James G.
At Bluewater Health, C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Friday, March 24, 2006. James G. PARKE, 79 years, of Enniskillen Township. Beloved husband of Wilma (née WEED) for 54 years. Loved by sons Ronald and Eulalie PARKE of Oil Springs and Larry and Margaret PARKE of Listowel. Gramp's sense of humor endeared him to his loving grandchildren: Jason PARKE of Listowel, Bill and Michelle PARKE of Drayton, Jennifer PARKE of Paradise, Nova Scotia, Peter and Judy PARKE of Edys Mills, and the late Sherrylee PARKE (2002.) Predeceased by his parents William and Jenny (née SYER) PARKE, his sisters Hazel and Mildred PARKE and his brother Harold and Dorothy PARKE. Jim farmed in Enniskillen Township for many years and was a member of the Alvinston Baptist Church and a former member of Gideons International. Family and Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. David BONNEY officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation, the Gideons, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Memories and condolences may be left on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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BONNEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-18 published
TUER, Phyllis
At her home, on Thursday, November 16, 2006. Phyllis TUER, 76 year, of Wyoming. Beloved daughter of the late Tom and Margaret TUER. Sister of Mel and Stella TUER of Sarnia. Miss TUER was a former employee of the Municipality of Sarnia Township. The funeral service for the late Phyllis TUER will be held at the Wyoming Chapel, Broadway Street, Wyoming on Monday, November 20, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Dr. David BONNEY officiating. Visitors will be received one hour prior to the service. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamjay.com

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BONNEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-04 published
SPRY, George Douglas
Passed away peacefully at the Barrington Retirement Residence in Barrie on June 29, 2006 in his 83rd year. A lifelong member of the Ontario Chartered Accountant Association. Doug had a long and distinguished career with the Toronto Board of Education and the Ontario Department of Education and Natural Resources. Survived by wife Martha. Predeceased by daughter Heather. Survived by daughter Linda (Paul) MIDDAUGH, grandchildren Tara (Denton) MIDDAUGH- BONNEY, Jason (Sienna) MIDDAUGH, Carolyn PROUSE and Suzanne PROUSE. Great grandpa to Peja Middaugh. Funeral Service was held at Steckley Gooderham Funeral Home (201 Minet's Point Rd.), Barrie on Monday July 3, 2006 at 1 p.m. Inurnment Parklawn Cemetery Toronto. Donations may be made in his name to the Royal Victoria Hospital Regional Cancer Care Centre would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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BONNEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-12 published
BONNEY, Martha
Peacefully at Versa Care Nursing Home on Tuesday, April 11, 2006. Martha BONNEY, dearly beloved wife for 60 years to Ronald. Dear mother of Sharon, Ronney Jr., Susan and Christine. Also mother to Debbie, Douglas and John GRAY/GREY. Loving grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Resting at the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel, 2104 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke (two blocks north of Rexdale Blvd.) from Thursday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral service and committal in the chapel Friday 11 a.m., followed by cremation.

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BONNICK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-15 published
BONNICK, Donalda " Donna" G. (née MacKENZIE)
Peacefully amid much love on Friday, February 10, 2006 at North York General Hospital. Travel companion and best friend of husband John. Mother of Brian and his wife Rhiannon, and their children Shawn, Stewart and Brittney, Beth and her husband David KUKKONEN, and their children Andrew and Cheryl. Sister of Hugh MacKENZIE and his wife Carol. Sister-in-law of Betty NIDDRIE, and Bonnie BUDD. Friends may call on Friday, February 17, 2006 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2006 at 11 a.m. at St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church (650 Sheppard Avenue East). Reception to follow at the Donalda Club (12 Bushbury Drive, Don Mills). Flowers gratefully declined. In Donna's memory, donations may be made to the Rotary Club of Toronto Eglinton Foundation (44 Price Street, Toronto, Ontario M4W 1Z4), or a charity of your choice. Condolences www.rskane.ca.

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BONNINGTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-19 published
BROADHURST, Tom
Born Yorkshire, England, 1916, passed away peacefully at home, March 17, 2006. Beloved husband of Joan for 62 years, father of Susan SULLIVAN (Bob) and Christopher, adoring Papa to Derek SULLIVAN (Neil BROCHU) and Elizabeth SULLIVAN, fond uncle to many nieces and nephews in particular Michael and Margaret BONNINGTON. Served in the Royal Air Force 1939-46, Mayor of Richmond Hill from 1963-1969. Survived by his sisters Eileen BONNINGTON (Leslie,) Monica FEARNLEY (Eddie,) Patsy CHRISTIE (Joe) and sister-in-law Molly. Predeceased by his brother Jim and sisters Josie SHOTTON (Derek) and Kathleen BROWN (Ted.) Visitation to be held at Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Monday, March 20th from 1 to 4 p.m. A private family mass will be held at Saint Mary Immaculate Church, Tuesday, March 21st at 1 p.m. followed by cremation. The family would like to thank Doctor KIRBY and the staff at Ontario Nursing Services in particular Mr. Raymond LI, whose care and Friendship meant so much to Tom. Donations in Tom's memory can be made to Holy Childhood Association, 3329 Danforth Ave., Scarborough, Ontario M1L 4T3.
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BONO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-19 published
Goodbye, Mr. London
To many Londoners, J. Allyn TAILOR/TAYLOR was an icon of business and charity. To daughter Ann Fleming, he was a 'wonderful father.' We look back at his life and legacy on Pages C1, 2.
By Norman DE BONO, Free Press Reporter, Mon., June 19, 2006
He may have been a giant in London's business and philanthropic community, but to Ann FLEMING/FLEMMING, J. Allyn TAILOR/TAYLOR "was a wonderful father," she said yesterday.
His health failing in the days before his death, TAILOR/TAYLOR and his family spent their last night together Friday, eating pizza, drinking beer. TAILOR/TAYLOR sat with them and a few close Friends, said FLEMING/FLEMMING, his daughter.
He died Saturday, "at home, with his family around him, peacefully, there was no pain," said FLEMING/FLEMMING.
"I held him and he gave me a great big smile."
TAILOR/TAYLOR is also survived by daughter Lynn GRAHAM of Ottawa and son John TAILOR/TAYLOR of Picton. His wife, Betty TAILOR/TAYLOR, died in 1999. The couple had been married 62 years.
"Even though he was busy and active, he loved his family," she said. "I have wonderful memories of my father."
Memories such as the days spent at the family cottage in Grand Bend, going to church on Sunday mornings, hiding candy at Easter, feeding animals in Springbank Park.
"I'll always remember the time at (an) exposition in Osaka, he ended up conducting an oom-pah-pah band," she recalled.
"He had such a sense of humour, he could be very silly at times."
TAILOR/TAYLOR's father died when he was 12.
"I think he gave to us what he missed growing up," she said. "He really valued his family life. He was a very loving father."
Mostly, she recalls how much TAILOR/TAYLOR loved their mother, Betty.
"He loved my mother, he always really loved her," she said.

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BONO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-19 published
Celebration of a life
Superlative after heartfelt superlative was used yesterday to describe the life and legacies of TAILOR/TAYLOR.
By Norman DE BONO and Jonathan SHER, Free Press Reporters, Mon., June 19, 2006
To Cal STILLER, it seemed strangely appropriate that J. Allyn TAILOR/TAYLOR passed away on Father's Day weekend.
After all, it's as though London, its business and philanthropic communities, lost their father figure, he said yesterday.
"The community really looked to him as their father. He was the de facto boss of the business community," said STILLER, a pioneering transplant surgeon here.
"He did not wield that, but it is the way we saw him. "
TAILOR/TAYLOR, 99, died Saturday afternoon. Those paying tribute yesterday described a business giant who gave tirelessly to the community and gently pushed people to be better.
Mr. T., as many Friends called him, was a relentless optimist, said a Londoner who read to him several times a week.
Margi NASH said TAILOR/TAYLOR's recent favourites included Jessie's Journey and Unusual Heroes: Canada's Prime Ministers and Fathers of Confederation.
His optimism was exemplified in his response whenever anyone asked how he was doing. "His answer was always one of two things," NASH said. 'Never better' or 'Better now that you're here.'"
When NASH visited TAILOR/TAYLOR Friday, he was too weak to speak. Even so, when NASH asked him how he was, he mouthed, "Never better."
"A joy, a blessing and a privilege -- that's what it meant knowing him," NASH said through tears.
While he deserved the nickname "Mr. London," he was also a patriotic Canadian, hosting a Canada Day party every year in his backyard.
Daughter Lynn FLEMING/FLEMMING recalled how, in the 1950s, while he was a Canada Trust executive, TAILOR/TAYLOR would go to the basement at Christmas to share a drink with the maintenance workers.
"He didn't care who you were," said FLEMING/FLEMMING. "He shopped at the A and P and bought Jane Parker pies for half-price. He would say, 'I am just a simple Prairie boy.' "
Don SMITH, founder of EllisDon Construction, said,He" left us an example and so many wonderful people have learned from him."
Equally at ease in the worlds of community, philanthropy and business, TAILOR/TAYLOR helped found the London Community Foundation, just as he laid the groundwork for the Robarts Research Institute and helped lead so many businesses by serving on their boards.
"He was a mentor to me," SMITH said. "I used to watch what he did and tried to follow his example. Often when I had to make a decision I thought, what would TAILOR/TAYLOR do? He was great help and guidance."
University of Western Ontario president Paul DAVENPORT described TAILOR/TAYLOR as "one of the great builders of postwar London."
TAILOR/TAYLOR, who served as University of Western Ontario chancellor, brought thousands of jobs to the city by helping lay the building blocks for a burgeoning business community. He was a lifelong proponent of education and research, DAVENPORT said.
"In addition to all his other accomplishments, J. Allyn was also a wonderful friend to so many people in this city. He could light up a room just by walking into it."
TAILOR/TAYLOR was also the only Londoner ever to head the national and provincial chambers of commerce simultaneously more than 35 years ago, said Gerry MacARTNEY, general manager of the London Chamber of Commerce.
"(It) is an inspiration to young leaders everywhere to look at a man like him. He led in a kind and calm way. Many barons of industry were tyrants, but TAILOR/TAYLOR had such a gentle approach. He was soft-spoken, but very focused."
Bill BRADY, who served on several boards with TAILOR/TAYLOR, said his long-time friend pushed people to become better than they thought they could be. Everyone who had any contact with TAILOR/TAYLOR learned from his example how to serve others, BRADY said.
STILLER added that others always looked to TAILOR/TAYLOR as a man with measured, solid ideas. "He was always quizzing me, asking me what was happening. He was always saying 'Tell me, tell me,' said STILLER.
"He had integrity with feet-on-the-ground pragmatism. He was a wise, wise man."
The first time Britta WINTHER spoke to TAILOR/TAYLOR, she was afraid he might throttle her. It was 1998 and TAILOR/TAYLOR had been a guest at the London Convention Centre to hear Prime Minister Jean Chretien at a fundraiser. A heavy back-drop curtain fell eight metres and TAILOR/TAYLOR disappeared beneath it.
WINTHER, who worked at the convention centre, phoned TAILOR/TAYLOR next day and braced herself. "As much as I tried to apologize, he would have none of it," she recalled.
Struck by his kindness, WINTHER invited him to lunch and the two struck up a Friendship.
"He was a modest, humble man who always wanted to talk about you. He made you feel great about yourself," she said.
Years before Fred GOSNELL became London's mayor, he was an unknown businessperson trying to get a start when he called TAILOR/TAYLOR's office and asked if they could meet.
TAILOR/TAYLOR saw him that very day, GOSNELL's son, Deputy Mayor Tom GOSNELL recalled.
"He treated my father the same as when he didn't even know him as he did when he was mayor.
GOSNELL said TAILOR/TAYLOR "made everyone in a room feel so important. He made us want to do so much more. And only after you left the room did you realize he had been the driving force."
TAILOR/TAYLOR was the last of a great generation of men that included publisher Walter Blackburn and brain surgeon Charles Drake, GOSNELL said. "They're a generation that left a legacy."
For the funeral, "we want to celebrate a life," said FLEMING/FLEMMING. "It will be a family-focus only. He has had so many accolades, it is appropriate this be just a family service."
Funeral Arrangements
Visitation is at James A. Harris Funeral Home Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The service will take place at Saint_John the Evangelist Church at 280 Saint_James St. (at Wellington Street) Thursday at 11 a.m.
Anecdotes and quotes about and by J. Allyn TAILOR/TAYLOR
TAILOR/TAYLOR once said if he could change one moment of his life, it would be his birthdate. Until recently, he played weekly games of bridge, golf and billiards. "I'm enjoying life," he said, adding he would take as much of it as he could get.
"You should learn from any job you have, not only about human nature, but also about the basic principles of how to conduct yourself in the business world."
Reflecting on his favourite summer job, at a Winnipeg golf course in the 1920s
Mr. London is one name by which he was known. Many of London's power people called him Mr. TAILOR/TAYLOR out of respect or Mr. T. out of affection. His Friends called him Allyn.
"I'm keenly aware of my own shortcomings. Do we have time to discuss them? No."
Long after retirement and into planning for the Robarts Research Institute, he would still convene meetings for 7: 30 a.m. When long-time (and younger) friend Bill BRADY protested, TAILOR/TAYLOR said, "Perhaps when I get to be your age, I'll want to sleep in, too."
"My father died at the age of 44 from a leaking (heart) valve, which… in those days was beyond medical science to deal with. Today (fixing it) is like filling a tooth, almost."
Reflecting on the genesis of his passion for funding medical research
TAILOR/TAYLOR called BRADY a few years ago to tell him a move was afoot to rename the Robarts Research Institute as the Queen Mother Elizabeth Research Institute. When BRADY protested, TAILOR/TAYLOR said: "April Fool's" and hung up.
When the historic TD Canada Trust building at Wellington and Dundas streets was named in his honour, TAILOR/TAYLOR cadged a kiss from Mayor Anne Marie DECICCO -- then five more kisses so the photographers could get it just right.

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BONO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-19 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR learned about giving first-hand
By Norman DE BONO, Free Press Reporter, Mon., June 19, 2006
A devastating flood in Winnipeg gave rise to philanthropy in London.
The Winnipeg flood of 1950, which saw more than 100,000 people evacuated from their homes, left a lasting impression on J. Allyn TAILOR/TAYLOR -- and is the root reason he gave so much to the London community, said Libby FOWLER, chief executive of the London Community Foundation.
"He saw the great Winnipeg flood and he saw what charitable foundations did after the flood, the grants they gave and how they helped people. He knew then he had to establish one here," she said yesterday.
TAILOR/TAYLOR was born and raised in Winnipeg and came here in 1943 with Canada Trust.
In 1953, with a modest $5,000, he created the London Community Foundation with a vision to replicating the models that helped so many in his hometown.
"He was a wonderful man. Anyone who met him felt humbled in his presence. He gave so much to the community," said FOWLER.
"We have had donors here who have called to make a contribution saying, 'If J. Allyn TAILOR/TAYLOR says this is a good place to give, that's good enough for me.' That is the kind of confidence people had in him."
The foundation stagnated until 1979, when TAILOR/TAYLOR took it over after retiring from Canada Trust. He reactivated the board and began laying the groundwork for it to become a force of giving in the city.
Today, the foundation has a staff of five, 15 board members, assets of $32 million and gives more than $1 million a year.
While the money goes to many different groups, from social causes to arts groups, it has taken on a focus on environmental issues and youths in high-risk neighbourhoods.
TAILOR/TAYLOR also had a stern side. He ran meetings efficiently, starting them on time and expecting board members to do their homework. "But he always had a twinkle in his eye. He cared very much and had a wonderful sense of humour," FOWLER said.
Ann FLEMING/FLEMMING, TAILOR/TAYLOR's daughter, serves on the board.
In 1982, the foundation established the J. Allyn Taylor Community Service Award in his honour.
Life And Times Of J. Allyn TAILOR/TAYLOR
April 10, 1907 - was born in Winnipeg
1928 - Earns a B.A. from the University of Manitoba
1935 - Starts working at Canada Trust
Oct. 15, 1937 - Marries wife, Betty, a marriage that would last 62 years., until Betty's death from Alzheimer's disease in 1999
Early 1940s - Becomes involved in the Young Men's Christian Association as a member of the board of directors
1943 - Moves to London to become general manager of Canada Trust
1950-51 - Serves as president of Young Men's Christian Association
1953 - Starts the London Community Foundation, an endowment fund for community causes
1957-1978 - Serves terms as chairperson of the board, director, president and Chief Executive Officer at Canada Trust
1976-1980 - Serves as chancellor of University of Western Ontario
1979 - Retires as president of Canada Trust
1979 - Makes the reactivation of the London Community Foundation his primary retirement project; oversees its growth into a multimillion-dollar endowment fund.
1982 - Is appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada
1983 - Appointed honorary chair of the London Community Foundation
1985 - International Prize in Medicine named after TAILOR/TAYLOR
1986 - Inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame
1986 - Becomes founding chair-person of Robarts Research Institute
1991 - Named to London Business Hall of Fame
1994 - Driving force behind founding of Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
February 2000 - London Business Hall of Fame names TAILOR/TAYLOR Laureate of the Century
2001 - Canadian Medical Hall of Fame renamed in TAILOR/TAYLOR's honour
2001 - TD Canada Trust gives London the historic former bank building at Dundas and Wellington streets; the building is named for TAILOR/TAYLOR
April 2002 - At 95th birthday party, raises more than $95,000 for the London Community Foundation
2004 - Receives Young Men's Christian Association Fellowship of Honour, recognizing outstanding service, leadership and impact on the Young Men's Christian Association movement and 50 years of service
June 17, 2006 - J. Allyn TAILOR/TAYLOR dies, outliving his wife, Betty, and leaving three children.

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BONO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-20 published
CUDDY built poultry empire
By Norman DE BONO, Free Press Business Reporter, Fri., October 20, Mac CUDDY, giant of the food and agricultural industry who became famed almost as much for his family strife as his business empire, has died.
CUDDY, 86, who sold chicken to McDonald's for their Chicken McNuggets, died from complications of multiple sclerosis at his Strathroy home Wednesday, his wife Pat VANOMEN- CUDDY and daughter Barbara Cuddy FARREN at his side.
"He was tough, really tough, but was generous to a fault to many of us, certainly to his children and Friends," his wife Pat said yesterday.
The London-area business community has lost a visionary who was passionate about the city, said Gerry Macartney, manager of the London Chamber of Commerce.
"He was passionate, a lion of industry, but on a personal level one of the nicest, softest gentlemen you would meet," he said.
"We've lost a Canadian icon. It is a sad day."
CUDDY was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 19 years ago. He had been disoriented in recent months and bedridden for the last seven years.
"He was such an outspoken man and then he lost his ability to speak -- that was almost unbearable. It was very frustrating," his wife said.
His condition, and spirit, deteriorated after he was hit by a lawsuit filed by three of his sons -- Peter, Bruce and Brian CUDDY -- in the late 1990s, Pat said. His other sons were Doug and Robert.
"Those who were close to him, saw signs of deterioration then. It broke his heart. I don't think he every fully recovered," she said.
But Peter CUDDY said yesterday he and his father resolved their issues.
"There were not long-lasting effects. We were at the house every Sunday for the last five years. He was bedridden, so we would go to him," Peter said.
The start of what would become an international food empire began in a classic entrepreneurial fashion. Mac CUDDY raised turkeys on his Strathroy farm after returning home from the Second World War. His then wife, Dilys, would bake turkey pies and sold them door-to-door. Dilys CUDDY died in 1988.
"He gave her a lot of credit for making him a success," Pat said.
His daughter Barbara remembers Mac as a "tough father" who left a legacy of "touching people's lives."
At its peak in the early 1990s, CUDDY was riding high with company sales of $500 million. Then in 1997 Peter claimed his father siphoned nearly $12 million from the company.
Peter and his four brothers each owned just less than 10 per cent of shares in Cuddy International. Bruce CUDDY and Brian CUDDY also filed affidavits in support of Peter's action. In 1998 the action was dropped.
In 1999, Doug CUDDY lost his job after the division he headed, Cuddy Transportation, was closed.
Bruce CUDDY was fired in 1994 from his job as head of U.S. operations. Peter CUDDY, who worked in marketing for Cuddy International, left about the same time when his job was eliminated.
Brian CUDDY, the former head of Cuddy Farms Inc., left the company in 1996. Robert CUDDY left his job as head of Cuddy Food Products in 1998.
In 2000, revenue fell to $350 million while the bottom line plummeted to a $7-million loss.
The business was sold to Cargill Ltd., with Mac retaining Cuddy Farms and Cuddy International Corp. that still sells turkey eggs and poults (one-day-old turkeys) to farms around the world. Today it employs about 400 people and sells to markets in Europe and Russia.
"He was an absolute visionary in the food industry but he was a modest, humble man," said Peter, who owns Touche Bakery in London.
The family this weekend will not mourn, but "celebrate a tremendous life," Peter said.
Along with business, horses were Mac's greatest passion, having bred champion trotters, racers and standardbred horses, Peter said.
"He would sit in bed at night with mountains of information on horses and pore over them until 3 a.m. I will miss him," his son said.
Pat married Mac in 1987 after her husband, -- a competitor of Mac's -- died from a heart attack.
Her husband's passion for horses lead to "a few serious tumbles," she said. He was hospitalized four different times from riding accidents.
"He was tough, really tough. This was the fifth and final time he tried to die on me," she said.
The CUDDY family will have a private funeral and burial tomorrow in Strathroy.
A public memorial service will be held October 28 at the Canadian Club in Strathroy.

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BONOGUORE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-17 published
SAWYER, Derek -- Dispatch:
By Tenille BONOGUORE, Page M5
While Derek SAWYER loved engineering -- his wife, Susan, says he was born to the job -- it was his hobby that put him into the public sphere.
Ringing bells may seem straightforward, but it is actually very difficult to manage a full peal. There are ropes, bells, varying rhythms and more to consider. In short, it's a perfect form of music for an engineer, according to Mrs. SAWYER, and both the hobby and the profession were constants in Mr. SAWYER's life.
An engineer with Ontario Hydro for 25 years, he worked on some of the region's biggest construction projects, including the Bruce nuclear power station, before taking early retirement in Mr. SAWYER learned change ringing -- the art of ringing a set of tuned bells in a series of mathematical patterns -- in England as a 10-year-old boy, but was thwarted by a lack of equipment when he moved to Canada.
Instead, he started a hand-bell choir at Saint Peter's Anglican Church in Mississauga before helping bring a 12-bell peal to Saint_James Cathedral downtown in 1997.
The day the bell peal was first rung over Toronto was a highlight of his life, Mrs. SAWYER said, along with his wedding day and the births of his sons, Christopher and Andrew.
A month shy of his 64th birthday, and three months before his 40th wedding anniversary, Mr. SAWYER died of a heart attack on June 2.
Fittingly, the muffled sound of his beloved bells sang a sombre farewell at his funeral at Saint_James on June 8.
"That was the bit I was dreading, but in actual fact I found it particularly comforting," Mrs. SAWYER said.
"The bells will always be there and hopefully there will always be ringers to carry on."

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BONOZEW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-08 published
BORDENIUK, Parania " Pearl" (née WUSS)
The family of Pearl BORDENIUK sadly announces her passing at Guelph General Hospital on Saturday, March 4, 2006, in her 88th year. Parania "Pearl" WUSS born in Glenella, Manitoba, July 12, 1918 to Dymtro and Xenia WUSS. Dear wife of the late Alex BORDENIUK (1979) of Toronto. Mother of Pat and Frank BONOZEW of Acton. Grandmother of Tony BONOZEW, Tim BONOZEW, Mandy and Shane KERFOOT. Great-grandmother (Nana) of Mackenzie and Katerina KERFOOT. Sister of the late Alex WUSS, Anne PERKINS, Metro WUSS and Stella WEISS. Also missed by nieces, nephews and extended family. Friends will be received at the Blue Springs Funeral Home, Acton, Wednesday, March 8, 2006, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with Panakhyda 8 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Service will be in the funeral home chapel, Thursday, March 9, 2006 at 12 noon. Interment, Spring Creek Cemetery, 1390 Clarkson Road North, Mississauga, Ontario. Blue Springs Funeral Home, 12 Church Street East, Acton 519-853-2399

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BONVIVERE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-18 published
DAY, Lillian E. (née SEALE)
We are saddened to announce the loss of our mother who passed away quietly on Monday, July 17th, 2006 at Toronto General Hospital in her 97th year. Loving wife of the late William John DAY formerly of Texaco Canada Ltd. Survived by her children June BONVIVERE and her husband John, Bill DAY and his wife Susie FARKAS, and Linda LEBOURDAIS. Lillian will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Michael BONVIVERE and his wife Norma, Carla BONVIVERE and her husband Elvie CAL, Lisa BOWER and her husband Matthew, and 2nd Lieutenant Timothy DAY. Cherished by her great-grandchildren James and Michaela BONVIVERE and Benjamin BOWER. Visitation to be held at Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge St (5 blocks south of Lawrence, www.trullfuneralsyonge.com) Wednesday July 19 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Celebration of Life service in the chapel, Thursday, July 20, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. If desired, a donations may be send to the Toronto Humane Society.

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