FRANCISCO o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-03-16 published
REID, Margaret Elizabeth (formerly POULLOS, née VERNON)
Peacefully, after a valiant struggle at Surrey Memorial Hospital, Surrey, British Columbia on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 in her 82nd year; predeceased by her husbands Paul Nicholos POULLOS (1970) and Lloyd George REID (1987,) and her parents Roy Felix and Minnie Lou VERNON (née FRANCISCO;) dearly beloved mother of Michael Paul POULLOS of Surrey and special friend Jennifer CONDIE; predeceased by infant daughter Lisa (1958); grandmother of Nicholos Michael Paul. Margaret will be missed by her sister Josephine RICHARDSON of Penticton, British Columbia; predeceased by her brother Roy Hale VERNON and sister Mary-Lou VERNON. Graveside Service at Mount Hope Cemetery on Friday, March 17, 2006, followed by a Celebration of the Life of Margaret Reid at Alexandra Presbyterian Church, Brantford at 2 p.m. with Rev. Rod LEWIS officiating. As expressions of sympathy, donations to The Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation, The British Columbia Cancer Foundation or the Beth Tikvah Rabbi's Discressionary Fund greatly appreciated. Flowers respectfully declined. Funeral arrangements entrusted to McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Road North. 758-1553. mccleisterfuneralhome@rogers.com

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FRANCISCO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-27 published
BARTON- FRANCISCO, Alex
It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of Alex at Southlake Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at the age of 14. Beloved son of Janet BARTON and Craig FRANCISCO. Cherished grand_son of Susan and Ron FRANCISCO and Richard BARTON. Alex will be fondly remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins and Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Thursday from 4-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Morningside-High Park Presbyterian Church, 4 Morningside Ave. on Friday April 28, 2006 at 1 o'clock. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated.

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FRANCISCO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-12 published
HILL, William Frank
Died October 10, 2006. Dearly loved husband of Jane Warren HILL for 24 years. Stepfather to John (Evelyne) WARREN, Jim WARREN and Sara (Michael) FRANCISCO. Proud poppa of Justin and Hunter FRANCISCO, and grandfather of Christian, Melanie, Nico, and Dillon WARREN in Zermatt, Switzerland. A memorial for Bill will take place at a date to be arranged at their home. Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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FRANCISCO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-27 published
BARTON- FRANCISCO, Alex
It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of Alex at Southlake Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at the age of 14. Beloved son of Janet BARTON and Craig FRANCISCO. Cherished grand_son of Susan and Ron FRANCISCO and Richard BARTON. Alex will be fondly remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins and Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Thursday from 4-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Morningside-High Park Presbyterian Church, 4 Morningside Ave. on Friday, April 28, 2006 at 1 o'clock. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated.

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FRANCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-24 published
KENNY, Margaret
Died June 11, 2006 in Ossining, New York. Predeceased by parents Dr. and Mrs. W.G. KENNY and sister Patricia. Beloved sister of Robert KENNY. Cherished aunt of Maureen, Bill, Alison, Sarah and the late Carolyn. Wonderful great-aunt to eleven nieces and nephews, dear friend of neighbor Laurie KAPLAN and loving godmother of Irene FRANCK. Memorial service in Kincardine, Ontario, Saturday, July 15. Tel: 416 691-8166. Donations to Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, Sleepy Hollow, New York.

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FRANCOEUR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-01 published
FOX, John Hamilton
Born January 8th 1925 in Toronto, and died there March 30th 2006 peacefully at Saint_Joseph's Hospital, predeceased by his parents John Hamilton FOX and Alice Arnott FOX (née WHITE/WHYTE) and his sister Margaret DAVIDSON; and survived by his wife, Ella, sons Michael and his wife Susan, Rick and his fiancee Michele IRION, Kevin and his wife Sarah, Steven and his wife Jan and his daughter Lisa; as well as his grandchildren Rebecca, Ben, Ella, Piers, Jack, Edward, and Joe; his step-grandchildren Jennifer, Julian and Chera FRANCOEUR; and his siblings William and Joseph FOX and Lucinda KRETCHMAN. When the war broke out young 'Jack' lied about his age to join the Canadian Navy at age 17, served on the H.M.C.S. Ontario and H.M.C.S. Matane, earning a Mentioned In Dispatches citation. His career in radio took him from CFJB in Brampton to the Radio Sales Bureau of Canada in Toronto and finally to CKNW in New Westminster British Columbia, thereby inspiring a love affair with the natural beauty of a place where 'you only get snow where you want it, on Christmas Cards and mountain tops.' John was a committed member of Lions Club International, serving as President of clubs in Brampton and New Westminster, where he established many close Friendships which, along with those forged during the war with his comrades-in-arms, flourished through the exchange of letters and emails until the last days of his life. But John's greatest passion, as anyone who knew him can attest, was always his family. He will be greatly missed. Special thanks to all the wonderful professionals who attended to John in the Intensive Care Unit of Saint_Joe's. He could not have been better cared for. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of one's choice. For infor mation regarding a memorial ser vice to be held at a future date as yet to be determined, please contact the Ridley Funeral Home 416-259-3705 www.ridleyfuneralhome.com

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FRANCOEUR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-01 published
FOX, John Hamilton
Born January 8th 1925 in Toronto, and died there March 30th 2006 peacefully at Saint_Joseph's Hospital, predeceased by his parents John Hamilton FOX and Alice Arnott FOX (née WHITE/WHYTE) and his sister Margaret DAVIDSON; and survived by his wife, Ella, sons Michael and his wife Susan, Rick and his fiancee Michele IRION, Kevin and his wife Sarah, Steven and his wife Jan and his daughter Lisa; as well as his grandchildren Rebecca, Ben, Ella, Piers, Jack, Edward, and Joe; his step-grandchildren Jennifer, Julian and Chera FRANCOEUR; and his siblings William and Joseph FOX and Lucinda KRETCHMAN. When the war broke out young 'Jack' lied about his age to join the Canadian Navy at age 17, served on the H.M.C.S. Ontario and H.M.C.S. Matane, earning a Mentioned In Dispatches citation. His career in radio took him from CFJB in Brampton to the Radio Sales Bureau of Canada in Toronto and finally to CKNW in New Westminster British Columbia, thereby inspiring a love affair with the natural beauty of a place where 'you only get snow where you want it, on Christmas Cards and mountain tops.' John was a committed member of Lions Club International, serving as President of clubs in Brampton and New Westminster, where he established many close Friendships which, along with those forged during the war with his comrades-in-arms, flourished through the exchange of letters and emails until the last days of his life. But John's greatest passion, as anyone who knew him can attest, was always his family. He will be greatly missed. Special thanks to all the wonderful professionals who attended to John in the Intensive Care Unit of Saint_Joe's. He could not have been better cared for. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of one's choice. For infor mation regarding a memorial ser vice to be held at a future date as yet to be determined, please contact the Ridley Funeral Home 416-259-3705 www.ridleyfuneralhome.com

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FRANCOEUR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-29 published
O'NEILL, Thomas Patrick
Died peacefully, at home, on March 20, 2006. Beloved son of John and Maude O'NEILL (deceased.) Brother of Patricia NOONAN, John O'NEILL (deceased), Jerome O'NEILL, Rose SINCLAIR, Graham O'NEILL, Veronica MULLIGAN, Michael O'NEILL (deceased,) Joe O'NEILL, Margaret McCLEAN, Peter O'NEILL, Francis FRANCOEUR, and Jim O'NEILL.

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FRANCOEUR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-01 published
FOX, John Hamilton
Born January 8th 1925 in Toronto, and died there March 30th 2006 peacefully at Saint_Joseph's Hospital, predeceased by his parents John Hamilton FOX and Alice Arnott FOX (née WHITE/WHYTE) and his sister Margaret DAVIDSON; and survived by his wife, Ella, sons Michael and his wife Susan, Rick and his fiancee Michele IRION, Kevin and his wife Sarah, Steven and his wife Jan and his daughter Lisa; as well as his grandchildren Rebecca, Ben, Ella, Piers, Jack, Edward, and Joe; his step-grandchildren Jennifer, Julian and Chera FRANCOEUR; and his siblings William and Joseph FOX and Lucinda KRETCHMAN. When the war broke out young "Jack" lied about his age to join the Canadian Navy at age 17, served on the H.M.C.S. Ontario and H.M.C.S. Matane, earning a Mentioned In Dispatches citation. His career in radio took him from CFJB in Brampton to the Radio Sales Bureau of Canada in Toronto and finally to CKNW in New Westminster, British Columbia, thereby inspiring a love affair with the natural beauty of a place where "you only get snow where you want it, on Christmas Cards and mountain tops." John was a committed member of Lions Club International, serving as President of clubs in Brampton and New Westminster, where he established many close Friendships which, along with those forged during the war with his comrades-in-arms, flourished through the exchange of letters and emails until the last days of his life. But John's greatest passion, as anyone who knew him can attest, was always his family. He will be greatly missed. Special thanks to all the wonderful professionals who attended to John in the Intensive Care Unit of Saint_Joe's. He could not have been better cared for. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of one's choice. For information regarding a memorial service to be held at a future date as yet to be determined, contact the Ridley Funeral Home 416-259-3705 www.ridleyfuneralhome.com.

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FRANCONE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-11 published
FRANCONE, Frank
Passed away peacefully surrounded with the love of his family on Thursday, March 9, 2006 in his 77th year. Beloved husband to Ascelsa of 49 years. Cherished father to sons Mike (Linda), Frank (Laura) and daughter Laura. Devoted nonno to Patrick, Rachel, Claire, Sarah, Victoria, Emma and Ben. Dear brother to Vito (Lina). He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, extended family and Friends. Visitation will be held at Scott Funeral Home, 420 Dundas Street East, Mississauga, On. (just west of Cawthra) 905-272-4040 on Saturday, March 11, 2006 and Sunday, March 12, 2006 from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Monday, March 13, 2006 at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 480 Rathburn Rd., Etobicoke, On. Entombment Glendale Memorial Gardens.

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FRANDSEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-07-07 published
FRANDSEN, Bernice Christine (CANTOIS)
Peacefully, with her family at her side at Gateway Haven in Wiarton on Wednesday, July 5th, 2006. The former Bernice Christine CANTOIS of Wiarton in her 81st year. Loving mother of Jim of R.R.#3 Wiarton Pat and her husband Guy CHEGAHNO, of R.R.#5 Wiarton; and Pete, of Arizona. Cherished grandmother of Jake (FRANDSEN;) Jennifer, Lindsay, Janna, Sarah, Stacey, Cody, Rebekah, Kevin and Kyle (CHEGAHNO); Kristopher, Niels, and Jessie Lee (FRANDSEN); and great-grandmother of Noah, Olivia, Madeline, Devin, Jude, Sparrow, Lyric, Theron, Maverick, Malakee, Kyrah, Amber, Brandon, Paige and Megan. Dear sister of Myrtle and her husband Bernard HAMELIN, and Annie LEPAGE, all of Midland. Sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, and Friends at Gateway Haven. Predeceased by husband Niels FRANDSEN and friend David FENNING. Bernice will be forever remembered for her love of family and selfless compassion toward anyone in need. A service celebrating Bernice's life will be conducted in the chapel of the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Saturday, July 8, 2006 at 11: 00 o'clock, with visiting one hour prior to service. Cremation. As an expression of sympathy, donations to Friends of Gateway, Alzheimer's Society, or Owen Sound Animal Shelter would be greatly appreciated. A Weeping Willow tree will be planted at the funeral home in memory of Bernice. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com
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FRANK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-01 published
LAKE, Constance Rose (1912-2006)
At home in London, on Thursday, March 23, 2006, Constance Rose LAKE, beloved wife of the late George William LAKE. Loving mother of Patricia Andrea. Daughter of the late Frederick SULLIVAN and Emelia FRICKER. Devoted sister of the late Mable (Pat) DAY. Dear sister-in-law of Arthur LAKE, Mary WILLIS, Elsie NORRIS, Mary LAKE and predeceased by Henry and Margaret LAKE, Oscar LAKE, Stella LAKE, Dorothy (Dolly) HENRY, Bob NORRIS, Joe WILLIS. Lovingly remembered aunt of numerous nieces and nephews. Sadly missed by dear Friends Ted HAYES, Joan and Laverne CARTER, Marjorie HARVEY, the Lam family, Mai and James FLYNN, John and MaryEllen LILLIE, Roy WONNACOTT, Rita JONES, Connie LANGE, Enis CHAMBERLAIN, Margaret BARR and many more. Fondly remembered by John REID (godson) and wife Corey-Ann, Reg and Cynthia RIPTON, Richard and Barbara FRANK. Always cherished by her beloved Heidi and her husband Jon LUMLEY and Jeannie KIRSCH. Connie's intellect, sense of humour, inner beauty and immeasurable strength and determination that endured until her last days will never be forgotten. A memorial service will be held at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen St. S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) on Tuesday, April 4 at 2 o'clock. Following the service, interment will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bolton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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FRANK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-18 published
HAWKINS, Marion K. (née HUDSON)
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Tuesday, May 16, 2006, age 69. Wife of Trevor. Mother of Jeff and his wife Diane of Thornhill, Craig and his wife Lisa of Mason, Ohio and Andrea and her husband Randy FRANK of London. Grandmother of Alex, Connor, Kylie, Collin and Maya. Sister of Graham HUDSON and Gwen TAILOR/TAYLOR. Marion served for 22 years as Registrar of Brescia University College and was a member of Oakridge Presbyterian Church. Friends may call on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James Street at Richmond where a memorial service will be conducted on Friday, May 19 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation with private interment. Memorial contributions to London Regional Cancer Program (Volunteer Services) would be gratefully acknowledged.

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FRANK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-15 published
CHANYI, Kathleen (née TARJANYI) (November 4, 1918-June 12, 2006)
With great sadness, her family announces her passing in Tillsonburg at Maple Manor, formerly of Culloden and Courtland. She was born in Hungary, the eldest of three daughters of John and Kathleen TARJANYI, both deceased. Beloved Mom of William and Maida CHANYI and of Betty Healey, all of Tillsonburg. Loving Grandma and Great-Grandma of Taye and Douglas Schoneveld and their children, Kuil and Liam of Woodstock; Stephen and Annette CHANYI of Quispamsis, New Brunswick Jennifer Healey and Richard WARNICA and their son Ben of Port Elgin; Susan HEALEY and Homer FRANK and their children, Isaak and Avery of Barrie; Tim and Jennifer HEALEY and their children Jordan and Micheala of Tillsonburg; and Bo and Sue HEALEY of Tillsonburg. She was predeceased by her husband William CHANYI (1977), their son Jackie in his infancy, and her son-in-law Allan HEALEY (1975.) Survived by her sisters, Elizabeth FRANCIA of Tillsonburg and Helen LANG of Grand Island, New York and their children. Resting at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg, where Liturgical Service will be held in the chapel on Friday, June 16, 2006 at 11 a.m. by Rev. Fr. Matthew GEORGE of Saint Mary's R.C. Church, Tillsonburg. Interment in Tillsonburg Cemetery. Memorial Donations (By Cheque Only) to the Parkinson Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family. Parish Prayers on Thursday at 7: 30 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation on Thursday 7-9 p.m.

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FRANK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-13 published
DE PAPP, Marilyn Esther (FRANK)
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital, Palliative Care, on Monday, December 11, 2006 Marilyn Esther DE PAPP of Lambeth in her 70th year. Beloved wife for 49 years to George DE PAPP. Loving mother to the late Greg DE PAPP (2006) and his wife Annie MacDONALD, Erwin and his wife Lori and Jayson. Proud "gran" to Harley and friend Jessica, Casey and his wife Komiko, Austin, Nicole and Suzanne and 2 great-grandchildren Xavier and Kaylin. Dear sister to Mabel HAYCOCK, Gail and Joe VERBEEK, Tom and Mary FRANK, Walter FRANK, Georgie and Dave OLIVER of Alberta, Peg and Ken GOODHUE and Bob FRANK and Laurie GOODHUE. Loved by her sister-in-law Lynne FRANK. Dear godmother to Brenda and her husband Ken CHRISTIAN. Loved by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters Betty JELLY and Edith BENNETT and brothers Norris (Sonny) and Ted FRANK and brothers-in-law Jim JELLY, Bill HAYCOCK, George BENNETT and Ralph GOODHUE. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home (2240 Wharncliffe Rd. S. Lambeth 652-2020) on Thursday, December 14, 2006 from noon to 2 p.m. where the complete Funeral Service will follow at 2 p.m. Cremation. Donations to the charity of choice gratefully acknowledged. Friends are invited to a reception at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #501, Kilborne Road following the service.

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FRANK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-14 published
DE PAPP, Marilyn Esther (FRANK)
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital, Palliative Care, on Monday, December 11, 2006 Marilyn Esther DE PAPP of Lambeth in her 70th year. Beloved wife for 49 years to George DE PAPP. Loving mother to the late Greg DE PAPP (2006) and his wife Annie MacDONALD, Erwin and his wife Lori and Jayson. Proud "gran" to Harley and friend Jessica, Casey and his wife Komiko, Austin, Nicole and Suzanne and 2 great-grandchildren Xavier and Kaylin. Dear sister to Mabel HAYCOCK, Gail and Joe VERBEEK, Tom and Mary FRANK, Walter FRANK, Georgie and Dave OLIVER of Alberta, Peg and Ken GOODHUE and Bob FRANK and Laurie GOODHUE. Loved by her sister-in-law Lynne FRANK. Dear godmother to Brenda and her husband Ken CHRISTIAN. Loved by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters Betty JELLY and Edith BENNETT and brothers Norris (Sonny) and Ted FRANK and brothers-in-law Jim Jelly, Bill HAYCOCK, George BENNETT and Ralph GOODHUE. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home (2240 Wharncliffe Rd. S. Lambeth 652-2020) on Thursday, December 14, 2006 from noon to 2 p.m. where the complete Funeral Service will follow at 2 p.m. Cremation. Donations to the charity of choice gratefully acknowledged. Friends are invited to a reception at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #501, Kilborne Road following the service.

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FRANK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-06-20 published
FRANK, Dennis Arnold
At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Saturday, June 17, 2006, Dennis Arnold FRANK of Strathroy, in his 58th year. Dear father of Dennis and Sherri FRANK and Duane FRANK, all of Strathroy. Loving grandfather of Ashley, Riley, and Jeffery. Brother of Harold FRANK of Strathroy, Dorothy and Gordon MAITLAND of Woodstock, Ronald FRANK of Strathroy, Paul FRANK of London, and Larry and Muriel FRANK of Strathroy. Predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Pearl FRANK, brother Gerald FRANK, and sister Barbara BRADY. Visitation at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, on Wednesday, June 21 from 11 a.m. until time of memorial service at 1 p.m. with Rev. Charles SEED officiating. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Dennis.

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FRANK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-02 published
MARSH, Ernest A. " Ernie"
(Founder of Marsh Goulding Chartered Accountants)
Passed away peacefully at the North York General Hospital on Tuesday, February 28, 2006. Ernie, beloved husband of Jean and loving father of Pat and her husband Colin SMALL, and David and his wife Vasana MARSH. Loved grandfather of Ryan, Amanda and Nicholas. Brother of Nan FRANK. Friends may call at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge Street, North York (2 lights south of Steeles), from 7-9 p.m. on Friday. Funeral Service on Saturday at 12 noon at St. George's Anglican Church, 75 Canterbury Place, North York (Churchill Ave. and Yonge St.). Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or St. George's Anglican Church would be greatly appreciated.

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FRANK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-01 published
LAKE, Constance Rose (1912-2006)
At home in London, on Thursday, March 23, 2006, Constance Rose LAKE, beloved wife of the late George William LAKE. Loving mother of Patricia Andrea. Daughter of the late Frederick Sullivan and Emelia FRICKER. Devoted sister of the late Mable (Pat) DAY. Dear sister-in-law of Arthur LAKE, Mary WILLIS, Elsie NORRIS, Mary LAKE and predeceased by Henry and Margaret LAKE, Oscar LAKE, Stella LAKE, Dorothy (Dolly) HENRY, Bob NORRIS, Joe WILLIS. Lovingly remembered aunt of numerous nieces and nephews. Sadly missed by dear Friends Ted HAYES, Joan and Laverne CARTER, Marjorie HARVEY, the Lam family, Mai and James FLYNN, John and MaryEllen LILLIE, Roy WONNACOTT, Rita JONES, Connie LANGE, Enis CHAMBERLAIN, Margaret BARR and many more. Fondly remembered by John REID (godson) and wife Corey-Ann, Reg and Cynthia RIPTON, Richard and Barbara FRANK. Always cherished by her beloved Heidi and her husband Jon LUMLEY and Jeannie KIRSCH. Connie's intellect, sense of humour, inner beauty and immeasurable strength and determination that endured until her last days will never be forgotten. A memorial service will be held at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen St. S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) on Tuesday, April 4 at 2 o'clock. Following the service, interment will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bolton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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FRANKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-14 published
HOWELL, Constance May "Connie" (formerly JOHNSON, née PICKLES)
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital on Thursday, July 13, 2006. Constance May "Connie" (PICKLES) (JOHNSON) HOWELL of London in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth HOWELL and the late Joseph JOHNSON. Dear mother of Jo-Ann MYLES and her husband Bill of Burlington, Brenda DUMARESQ, Debbie KAISER and Betty JOHNSON all of London. Dear sister of Fred PICKLES, Betty DANN and Bob PICKLES and his wife Doreen all of London and sister-in-law Jean PICKLES of Parry Sound. Much loved Gramma of Simone and Pat, Shad and Carolyn, Nicky and Shaun and Kristen and Sean and great-grandmother of Jayme, Scott, Drew, Seth and Darcy. Dear step-mother of Ron and Gail HOWELL, Doug and Marjorie HOWELL, Nancy and John EASTLAND and Janice and Bernd FRANKE and their families. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday, July 15th at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Canon Janet M. LYNALL officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, London Chapter, 749 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6 or Saint_Joseph's Health Care Foundation, Parkwood Hospital, 268 Grosvenor Street, London, Ontario N6A 4V2. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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FRANKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-01 published
HUTCHINGS, Charles Lee
(96 years)
Died peacefully Saturday, February 25, 2006, in Los Angeles, California. He enjoyed great success with a creative advertising career in his native Canada, in the U.S.A. and in England. As requested, there will be a simple cremation and no services. Predeceased by his wife Christine CONNOR, his sister Beatrice READ, his brother Ernest. Sadly missed by his surviving brother Stanley of Toronto and his wife Norma COLE, his sister-in-law Mabel BENSON. Lee's family of nephews and nieces: Gordon READ of Calgary, Alberta, Kenneth READ of Kingston, Ontario, Lynn FRANKE of Mississauga, Ontario, Karen PUGH of Ajax, Ontario, Stephen HUTCHINGS of Banff, Alberta, Julie HUTCHINGS of Toronto and California, U.S.A., Lee TOVEY of Port Credit, Meredith HUTCHINGS of Halifax, Nova Scotia and their families celebrate their memories of him. His grace, charm and wit will also be missed by his dear Friends in Los Angeles and around the globe.

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FRANKEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-18 published
FRANKEL, Reuben
On Monday, April 17. Loving husband of 63 years to Toby. Beloved father of Harriet and Doctor Martin BLACKSTEIN, Heather and Doctor Harvey SHAPERO, and Doctors David and Marla FRANKEL. Dear grandfather of Noah BLACKSTEIN and Wendy GELLER, Allison BLACKSTEIN and Paul ARSENEAU, Robert BLACKSTEIN, Sarah and Jay LIBFIELD, Judith SHAPERO, and Darren PHILLIPSON, Lori SHAPERO- PRESS and Matthew PRESS, Jonathan and Andrea SHAPERO, Yaira FRANKEL and Josh SCHROEDER, Michal FRANKEL, Shani FRANKEL and Tanya FRANKEL. Great grandfather of 9. Dear brother of Faye LEVEY. Funeral on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. From Benjamin's, 2401 Steeles Ave. West.

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FRANKEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-05 published
McCORMICK, Sheila Grace (née HUTCHEON)
On Thursday, February 2, 2006 in her 76th year. Beloved wife of Robert (Bob) of 53 years. Dear mother of Kathy (Sue) of Toronto, Mike (Laura) of Renfrew and Karen (Mike) of Brantford. Loving Grandma to Cameron and Ezra. Loved sister of Agnes DAVIDSON (Bill,) sister-in-law Joan FRANKEL (Roy;) predeceased by brothers Jim and Les, mother Annie, father Alec. Sheila battled the destructive and debilitating disease of rheumatoid arthritis for 30 years. She fought the fight with courage, grace, hope and a bright spirit that will forever be her memory. Visitation at the M.A. Clark and Sons Funeral Home, 567 Upper Wellington, Sunday, February 5th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Memorial Service at Saint John United Church at the corner of Queensdale and East 38th Street, Hamilton, Ontario on Monday, February 6th at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Arthritis Society or the charity of your choice. Always smiling.

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FRANKENA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-06 published
VAN BEEST, Rudy Alfons
Peacefully, at his home in Port Glasgow on Monday, June 5th, 2006. Rudy Alfons VAN BEEST in his 58th year. Lovingly remembered by his wife of 37 years Thereza (FRANKENA.) Dear father and friend of Bridget CAIRNS of Rodney, Christopher VAN BEEST and his wife Cindy of London and Mike Henry VAN BEEST of London. Rudy will be sadly missed by his 8 grandchildren and his many Friends. Survived by 3 sisters and 3 brothers. Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel on Tuesday, June 6th, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted from the chapel on Thursday at 11 a.m. Pastor R. KARN officiating. Interment of ashes at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions to Personal Ponies Canada or 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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FRANKENBURG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-21 published
GORDON, David
On Thursday, July 20, 2006 at Sunnybrook Hospital. David GORDON, dearly beloved husband of Sybil GORDON. Loving father and father-in-law of Alan and Tobi, Barry and Marcie, and Barbara Gordon DAVIS and Fred DAVIS. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Ethel and Irving GOLDSMITH of Montreal, Jules and Nettie GORDON, and the late Anne ROSS, Bill KAPLAN, Rose FRANKENBURG, Reuben (Sonny) GORDON, Ada WEISS, and Harry KAPLAN. Devoted grandfather of Jonathan, Jenn, Michael, Joanna and Miklos, and Sam. Special thanks to Christie TOLOSA for her love, support, and care, and to the staff of Meighen Manor and Sunnybrook Hospital. Service at Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street (south of Eglinton) on Friday, July 21st at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Holy Blossom Memorial Park. For further information kindly call Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel at 416-663-9060 or visit www.benjamins.ca. If desired, donations may be made to the David Gordon Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundati on, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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FRANKFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-22 published
FRANKFORD, Emma Margaret (1975-2006)
Died on April 20, 2006. Emma was loved by all who knew her. She was the cherished partner of Mick BEAUMONT, beloved daughter of Edwina FRANKFORD, Robert FRANKFORD and Helen Breslauer, "little sister" of Rachael FRANKFORD, and her husband Eduardo GARIBAY and Elizabeth MacKAY and her husband Roddy MacKAY, adored aunt to Malcolm and Lila MacKAY and Sebastian and Olivia Emma Frankford GARIBAY, niece of Jean HARKER, Christine PACEY, Wendy TEALE, John HARKER, Gordon HARKER, Colin MERCER and Fiona ROBERTSON, cousin of Paul MERCER and his wife Melissa WOODLEY, and Simon MERCER, granddaughter of the late Muriel and Reg HARKER and the late Margaret and Walter FRANKFORD, and lifelong friend of Adrienne RECKNAGEL and Jessica Smallwood PERRATON. Emma will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and Friends. Friends will be received at The Cardinal Funeral Homes, "Earle Elliott" Chapel (715 Dovercourt Rd - Ossington subway, Delaware exit) on Sunday, April 23, 2006 from 12-1 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. in the chapel followed by a reception at another location to be announced at the service. Emma's ashes will be laid to rest at a later date. Thank you to the many nurses and doctors who cared for Emma during this very difficult year. Emma loved to read, she loved children, and she cared about people. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Toronto Public Library Foundation (789 Yonge Street, Toronto Ontario, M4W 2G8 or call 416-393-7123) which helps to provide books for children and adults. A later celebration of Emma's life is being planned. If you would like to receive information about it, please e-mail: emmafrankfordcelebration@hotmail.com

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FRANKISH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-26 published
INCH, Vivian (née FRANKISH)
Passed away peacefully on Monday, April 24, 2006 at Dryden Regional Health Centre in her 89th year. Predeceased by husband Howard. Loving mother of Diane (Bryan) McDONALD and Ted (Lila) INCH. Loving grandmother of Scott (Gail) McDONALD, Lee and Devin INCH and Amanda CAMERON. Great-grandmother of Chloe. Dear sister of Donny FRANKISH, Eileen TURNER, Muriel (Jack) MacFARLANE, sister-in-law to Dawn, Mildred and Jocelyn INCH. Vivian will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and Friends. Funeral services will be held at the Stevens Funeral Homes, Dryden, Ontario, 807-223-6601, on Friday, April 28th at 11: 30 a.m. Should Friends desire, donations to the Dryden Regional Health Centre Palliative Care or a charity of choice may be made through the Stevens Funeral Homes "Moffat Chapel", P.O. Box 412, Dryden, Ontario P8N 2Z1. Condolences may be emailed to sympathycard@shaw.ca

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FRANKLAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-08 published
FRANKLAND, Sandra (née WILLIAMS)
Peacefully, on Tuesday, February 7, 2006, at the Rouge Valley Health Centre, Ajax Site, in her 62nd year. Beloved wife of the late Brock FRANKLAND. Loving mother of Brett, and Scott and his wife Jennifer. Fun-loving Nan of Brooke and Hannah. Daughter of Norma and the late Jack WILLIAMS. Sister of Doug WILLIAMS and the late Debbie. She will be lovingly remembered by many dear family and Friends. The family will receive Friends for a memorial visitation at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village) 905-428-8488 from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday and 9: 30-10:30 a.m. on Friday. Memorial Service in the Chapel on Friday, February 10, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. Should family and Friends so desire, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. A Book of Condolence may be signed at www.mceachnie-funeral.ca

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FRANKLIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-16 published
FRANKLIN, James Arthur
Passed away peacefully as a result of a stroke on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston. James Arthur FRANKLIN, of Cookstown, formerly of Durham, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy (née HALSAM.) Loving father of Ron of Toronto, Gerry (Fran) of Markham, John (Diane) of Alcona, Mary Lou MYERS (John) of Cookstown and Diane HUNTER of Barrie. Cherished grandfather of 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one grand_son and his brother Fred. Survived by his sister Mary SEWELL of Ajax. Friends may call at Emmanuel Baptist Church (Essa and Salem Roads), Barrie on Friday, December 15, 2006 from 12 p.m. until time of the Memorial Service at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family and may be made through the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral HomeS, Barrie. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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FRANKLIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-07 published
GREEN, Wayne Douglas
Despite the valiant efforts and exceptional skills of Doctor FRANKLIN and his entire E.N.T. team, Wayne Douglas GREEN passed away October 4, 2006, at the age of 55. Husband and Best friend of Lynda COCHRANE. Proud father of Nicole (Steve), Travis, Tyler and Kass. Grandfather of Tristan, Roland, Ethan and Carter. Beloved brother of Len and Shiela of Alberta. Predeceased by his parents Len and Dora. Wayne will be remembered by Friends and co-workers at T.C.G. At Wayne's request cremation and interment have taken place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road, (519-451-9350), in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Wayne.

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FRANKLIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-05 published
BARCLAY, Hilda Annabelle " Penny" (née PENROSE)
Went peacefully to be with her Lord on Sunday, December 3, 2006 at Chelsea Park Nursing Home. Hilda Annabelle (Penny) BARCLAY (née PENROSE) in her 82nd year. Beloved husband for 59 years Alvin (Bud) BARCLAY, was at her side. Dear mother of Brad (Rev. Mary Ellen) of Saint Thomas and Scott (Elaine WOODS) of Thedford. Loving grandmother of Yvonne (Brian) WIGBOLDUS of Bright's Grove, Ian (Tracy) BARCLAY of Ruston, Virginia and Joshua BARCLAY. Great-grandmother of Hayley and Jill-Ann WIGBOLDUS, Joseph BARCLAY and Caitlynn DALLAS- BARCLAY, Sister of Corrie FRANKLIN of London, Doug and Joan PENROS of Meaford, and Marjorie (Penny) WHITE/WHYTE of Van Nuys, California. Predeceased by her son Bryan and 2 infants, her brother Mervin PENROSE and sister Jewel CARROLL. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held. Expressions of sympathy and donations (100 Huntley Street, the Alzheimer Society or the Canadian Cancer Society) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services (519) 672-0459 or online www.londoncremation.com

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FRANKLIN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2006-11-10 published
MARSHALL, William Thompson
World War II Air Force Veteran, Collingwood Business Owner - Town and Country Auto Supply - for 25 years, Longtime 33rd Degree Mason
Passed away at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital on Thursday, November 2, 2006 in his 83rd year. William, beloved husband of Donna FRANKLIN; Loving father of Robert (Bonnie) MARSHALL, Rebecca MARSHALL, W.A. “Sandy” MARSHALL, and Elizabeth MARSHALL (Vern SHAW.) Cherished grandfather of Abbie and Chad MARSHALL. Dear brother of Robert MARSHALL of Orillia and the late Andrew MARSHALL. Friends may visit the Fawcett Funeral Homes -- Collingwood Chapel, 82 Pine Street, on Friday, November 3, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 in the evening. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, November 4, 2006 at the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, Hwy 124, Nottawa, at 2: 00 p.m. Interment First Presbyterian Cemetery, Collingwood. In lieu of flowers, donations in William's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Friends may leave on-line condolences for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com
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FRANKLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-22 published
FRANKLIN, Mildred
Peacefully, on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at Baycrest Apotex Centre. Mildred FRANKLIN, beloved wife of the late Lester FRANKLIN. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Donna and Stanley SHENKMAN, Judy and Don TORODOR, Randy FRANKLIN and Gail GREENSPOON. Also remembered by Elaine FRANKLIN. Devoted grandmother of Jim SHENKMAN and Denise ZARN, Susan ROBINSON, Robin, and Melissa TORODOR, Robert and Marcie FRANKLIN, Steve and Sylvia FRANKLIN and great grandmother of Michael, Danny, Andrew, Ben, Lara, and Cole. Heartfelt thanks to Susan DUCO for her loving care and devotion. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, June 25th at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park at 11: 00 a.m. Shiva 1166 Bay Street, Suite #2202 immediately following the service and then Monday and Tuesday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with evening services on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday at 8 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Apotex Centre c/o The Baycrest Centre Foundation 416-785-2875.

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FRANKLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-17 published
'You'd believe everything he said'
The veteran Canadian Broadcasting Corporation broadcaster was known as a non-stop talker and an equally good listener, writes Guy DICKSON/DIXON
By Guy DICKSON/DIXON, Page R3
Lister SINCLAIR felt that all the talk about being a Renaissance man and a Canadian media icon, even after more than 50 years as one of the Canada's most prominent broadcasters, was something he really didn't want.
In an interview recorded last year, the writer and broadcaster, who spent five decades at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, said with an audible smile that any association with the Renaissance was code for being hopelessly emblematic of something long since past.
And all that icon talk? Well, that made him sound like an authority on things. "I don't wish to be an authority, because I know I'm not," he said.
No doubt many will view SINCLAIR's death yesterday morning at the age of 85 as the passing of a golden era for radio and television, a time when both were more conversational and, many will argue (including SINCLAIR himself, some say,) more substantive. It was a time when SINCLAIR the playwright, actor, writer, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation host, trained mathematician and all around polymath could simply sit in front of a television camera and talk about Einstein's theory of relativity and it would be a great broadcast.
But as it turns out, SINCLAIR didn't pine for that era.
"If you said to him, 'When was your golden age?' He'd say, 'This one right now.' To him, now was the golden age. He did not look backwards," said Sara WOLCH, a producer at Radio One's Ideas, who worked with SINCLAIR for 25 years.
Ideas had become SINCLAIR's signature show. The program has been airing Thank You, Mr. SINCLAIR, which continues tonight. (The tribute series originally ran last year, but has modified for this rebroadcast with SINCLAIR's death.) Wolch said it features interviews with SINCLAIR and excerpts from his long career: from acting in Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio plays during the Second World War to Ideas, and even his radio show on disco.
"One of the saddest things about him dying is that he always wanted to know, 'What next?' He had so many questions unanswered about the nature of the universe. He was interested in everything," Wolch said.
By the time she started working with him, SINCLAIR was already 60 and a broadcast veteran. After meeting at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and talking about various projects, they decided to rent a lecture hall and form a studio group in the early 1980s, a monthly weekend seminar for 30 people, ranging from a journalist and economist to a massage therapist to a singer of Schubert's songs, to discuss military history, the Romantics, the ideas of Charles Darwin, mathematics, physics, you name it.
"Lister only charged $30 per person per weekend," WOLCH added. "When you think now of all these salons that are starting up, where people pay a lot of money to chat for a weekend, we were doing this a long time ago for almost nothing."
Then there were similar, pan-topic discussions with more prominent people, such as Pierre BERTON, who met as students at the University of British Columbia. BERTON has in the past described SINCLAIR as a non-stop talker, but others note that SINCLAIR was an equally good listener.
Yet Elsa FRANKLIN, BERTON's long-time manager, joked that SINCLAIR's enthusiasms sometimes got the better of him.
"He had total recall. He had a photographic memory. He had a beautiful voice, of course. And he spent all his money. He never had a penny," she said. But "I have a daughter who's a physicist. She teaches at Harvard. They'd get together, and she'd say to me, 'He really doesn't know that much about physics.' He could talk and he knew so much that you'd believe everything he said. Sometimes you did catch him.
"He was extraordinarily curious and had a tremendous knowledge. He awed most people because of that," she added. FRANKLIN had originally met SINCLAIR when he taught at Lorne Greene's Academy of Radio Arts in Toronto.
Then there were SINCLAIR's lunches with Conrad Black. "Twenty five years ago or something, Conrad Black had phoned me up and said, 'Do you know Lister SINCLAIR? He's my intellectual hero, and I've never met him, and could you arrange a lunch,' " remembered writer, broadcaster and former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation chairman Patrick WATSON. All three had that lunch in one of Black's corporate board rooms. WATSON later wrote about it in his autobiography, and Black chided him for doing so.
WATSON and Black then bumped into each other in June this year, "and after we joked about it, Black said, 'We should reconvene the lunch.' And we do. Those two guys just went at it about European military history until your head was spinning." This was in July. "It was just great to be a spectator at that one," WATSON said.
But even though SINCLAIR was "a powerful intellectual, he was also a populist. And he wanted to make ideas and a penetrating view of the world available to the widest possible audience," WATSON said.
Similarly, WOLCH noted that "he profoundly believed that the people who listened to our programs were smart, but perhaps not necessarily in the subject area that we were discussing that night."
That notion of making the material accessible was very important to SINCLAIR. "We would pass drafts of the script back and forth, back and forth, constantly editing and rewriting to get it just right. He had no ego whatsoever when it came to editing his writing."

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FRANKLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-09 published
Bruce TRIGGER: Archaeologist, Anthropologist (1937-2006)
McGill University professor was one of Canada's great, yet uncelebrated, minds, writes Sandra MARTIN. Uninterested in self-promotion, he refused to rearrange history in order to make it agree with his theories
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S9
Archaeologist, anthropologist and historian Bruce TRIGGER had a wide-ranging intellectual curiosity that roamed across civilizations from ancient Egyptians in Africa to the Huron Confederacy in Eastern Canada -- historical time frames and scholarly disciplines. He understood from an early age that complexity was an underlying factor in human behaviour, an insight that made him wary of ideological determinism and rigid methodological approaches to data.
"He was a dedicated Canadian patriot," said his McGill University colleague Michael Bisson. "He was extremely interested in Canada's history, but he was also interested in the history of inequality and that was the crucial thing that led him to look at early civilizations and at how social and political inequalities developed."
Of his two dozen books, three are considered masterpieces: The Children of Aataentsic: A History of the Huron People to 1660 A History of Archaeological Thought; and Understanding Early Civilizations: A Comparative Study.
Writing in Saturday Night magazine in 1986, journalist Boyce Richardson called Aataentsic "a work of such historical imagination and literary quality that TRIGGER deserves to rank with Harold Innis, Northrop Frye, and Marshall McLuhan -- Canadian academics known abroad for their critical imaginations and honoured at home for their contributions to Canadian self-knowledge." And yet, Mr. Richardson lamented, fully 10 years after the publication of Aataentsic, that it had sold only 1,500 copies.
One of those books was bought for Ron Williamson as a Christmas present from his parents. In 1976, he was an undergraduate at the University of Western Ontario and he already knew that he wanted to be an archaeologist and that he had to have Prof. TRIGGER's two-volume work. "It changed my life," he said yesterday. "There was no comprehensive treatment of that period that covered not only the Huron, but all of their allies and enemies in the Great Lakes Region… and gave voice to the people in that history in a way that was different from anything that came before. Reading TRIGGER brought that whole world alive to me." He was so stimulated that he went to McGill to study under Prof. TRIGGER.
What made Prof. TRIGGER different from almost anyone else as a teacher, a scholar and a human being is the thoroughness and integrity of his work, according to Ursula FRANKLIN, university professor emeritus at the University of Toronto. "He let the evidence speak, he didn't rearrange history to fit his theory. He had the incredible ability to step back and see what is a figment of somebody's wishful imagination and what is sustained by internally consistent facts," Prof. FRANKLIN said yesterday.
In contrast to some archaeologists, she said, Prof. TRIGGER had a great openness to different sources -- from science, folklore, oral history -- but he always evaluated them with rigour and integrity. He applied those same standards to every aspect of his life, as a scholar, teacher, husband and father. "If you gave me the choice of [naming] one intellectual, in the very best sense of the world, a citizen who used an exceptional intellect carefully, humbly and immensely effectively in Canada, I would say that's Bruce."
Bruce Graham TRIGGER was the only child of John and Elizabeth (neé GRAHAM) TRIGGER. His childhood was lonely because his father, an operator for Ontario Hydro, often worked the night shift and slept during the day, and his mother seemed preoccupied with her own interests. His life-long friend, set designer Maxine GRAHAM, remembered him as "a very precocious child" who could be "quite imperious." At 7, he had already absorbed The Book of Knowledge and was "reading the Bible for fun."
When not yet 10, he had an even more formative reading experience after having succumbed to chicken pox and infecting his father. While they were both recuperating, Mr. TRIGGER showed his son a lavishly illustrated book on ancient Egypt. "I was wonderstruck," Prof. TRIGGER recalled in Retrospection, an essay that he wrote for The Archaeology of Bruce Trigger: Theoretical Empiricism, a festschrift edited by Doctor Williamson and Prof. Bisson.
His early interest in Egyptian archaeology prompted an awareness of the history of his own province, which was abetted by occasional newspaper articles at the time about a dig at Sainte-Marie-among-the-Hurons and Ojibwa artifacts that were still turning up in local farmers' fields. Hydro transferred John TRIGGER to Saint Mary's, Ontario, and then to nearby Stratford, which meant that young Bruce had to switch schools and leave Friends behind, so he spent even more time metaphorically digging into ancient Egyptian and First Nations archaeology.
After high school, he enrolled in the University of Toronto in 1955, doing fieldwork in his final two summers with Norman Emerson. After graduating with a degree in anthropology in 1959, he headed to Yale University on a Woodrow Wilson fellowship to do a PhD in anthropology, along with two other undergraduates, Richard Pearson and George MacDonald, both of whom would also become significant scholars. As he noted many years later, "there was no alternative to going abroad to study." At the time, there was no established graduate program in anthropology in Canada, but he always intended to come back as soon as he could find a teaching job.
He joined the Pennsylvania-Yale Expedition to Nubia that was carrying out rescue anthropology before the area was flooded by the Aswan High Dam project. That led to his dissertation, which was published as History and Settlement in Lower Nubia in 1965. He was able to show that environmental conditions, technological innovations, trade and war were the four factors that accounted for changes in the size and location of settlements. This complex approach to understanding human behaviour became a trademark of his scholarly work.
He had become increasingly nostalgic for Canada during the years he spent living in what he later described as "imperial America," a society in which political debate was limited and "citizens almost unanimously agreed that their way of life was the most advanced and perfect in human history …" Determined to help reverse the brain drain, he ignored the advice of American academic colleagues who warned him that he would be in an academic backwater if he returned home, and accepted an appointment at McGill in 1964. That is where he stayed for the next four decades, despite many offers of distinguished chairs at illustrious institutions abroad. He preferred to build a department and a discipline in Canada rather than to chase international scholarly accolades.
At the McGill Faculty Club in the fall of 1965, he was introduced to Barbara WELCH, an English geographer who was teaching at the university. They were married in London in 1968 and subsequently had two daughters, Isabel, a particle physicist, and Rosalyn, a historical geographer. He was a very engaged father. Rosalyn remembers intense family discussions at the dinner table with people leaping up to get books to substantiate their arguments. "I think he went to a lot of trouble to ensure that my childhood, and that of my sister, was quite different from the one he had himself," said Ms. TRIGGER, who has "lots of happy memories" of her father coming home at midday from McGill to scoop up his daughters for impromptu lunches.
"He hired me in 1974," said Michael Bisson, chair of the department of anthropology at McGill. He was "absolutely wonderful" to work with, said Prof. Bisson, describing Prof. TRIGGER as a very hard working scholar, a huge contributor as a teacher and administrator, and a conciliator in disputatious situations. "He was quite a shy person, which is one of the reasons he didn't go to a lot of academic conferences and make presentations. He wasn't into self-promotion."
A dedicated teacher, Prof. TRIGGER taught mainly advanced courses, as befitted the leading theoretician and author of the definitive texts in the field. He used those books, Archaeological Thought and Early Civilizations, as the basis for two of his major courses. He was very interested in the synergy between undergraduate teaching and cutting-edge scholarship. Unlike many eminent scholars who have little time or patience for undergraduates, Prof. TRIGGER was "very accessible," said Prof. Bisson.
Prof. TRIGGER fell ill about a year ago and was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in November of 2005. The prognosis was brutal, but even while submitting to aggressive chemotherapy, Prof. TRIGGER continued his prodigious work load. It was almost as though he feared time was short and set his mind to completing unfinished tasks and embarking on new projects. He worked on the galleys of a revised edition of A History of Archaeological Thought, contributed to the festschrift in his honour, continued writing a book of essays on what he considered to be the problems of the political right, both globally and in Canada, began planning a new text on the history and archaeology of Egypt, and translated some Middle Egyptian texts.
He was also showered with awards, including the Order of Canada, which Governor-General Michaëlle Jean presented to him in his hospital room in December of 2005. Although obviously frail, he was well enough in June of this year to attend convocation, where McGill president Heather Munroe-Blum appointed him James McGill Professor Emeritus of the university.
His final decline was swift. "We were getting out archaeology books from the McGill library within days of his death," said his daughter Rosalyn. She and her fiancé had been planning their wedding for December 2, which her father insisted should go ahead, no matter what was happening with his health. Her sister Isabel came from Vancouver with her family, including her infant daughter. But it was not to be. The wedding went ahead without the father of the bride.
Bruce Graham TRIGGER was born in Preston, Ontario, on June 18, 1937. He died of cancer at the Montreal General Hospital on December 1, 2006. He was 69. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, daughters Isabel and Rosalyn, and by his grandchildren David and Madeleine.

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FRANKLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-27 published
FRANKLIN, Edward Livingston
Died peacefully at the Toronto General Hospital on February 21, 2006 at age 84. He was born in Chireno, Texas, on April 26, 1921 served in the American Army Air Corps during World War 2. After becoming an artist, he moved to Toronto with his young family in 1959. Mr. FRANKLIN was an editoral cartoonist at the Globe and Mail newspaper from 1968 to 1987, winning a National Newspaper Award in 1985. He is survived by his sons Michael and Brian, daughters-in-law Jennifer and Liane, and his grand_sons Oliver and Robbie. He also leaves his former wife, Virginia. There will be a memorial service on Monday, February 27 at 1 p.m. at Campbell House, 160 Queen St. W., Toronto with a reception from 1: 30 p.m. until 3: 30 p.m.

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FRANKLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-10-17 published
Legendary broadcaster 'knew everything'
Lister SINCLAIR was voice of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Ideas
Also gained fame as prolific writer for radio, television
By Bruce DEMARA, Entertainment Reporter with files from Canadian Press
To his colleagues and many listeners over the years, he was the man who knew "everything."
Lister SINCLAIR, who hosted Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Ideas for 16 years until his retirement in 1999 and spent more than a half-century with the public broadcaster, died yesterday in hospital at 85.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation producer Elsa FRANKLIN, a long-time producer and business partner of author Pierre Berton, recalled SINCLAIR as one of Berton's best Friends; the two men first met at University of British Columbia.
"He (SINCLAIR) had total recall, a photographic memory, he knew everything and he had a wonderful voice," FRANKLIN said.
But SINCLAIR was more than a voice to thousands of listeners over the decades. He was a prolific writer of television and radio plays. One play, Hilda Morgan, generated huge controversy including an uproar in Parliament -- in 1949 because the heroine was pregnant, unmarried and considering whether to end her pregnancy.
In 2002, SINCLAIR was named a Masterworks honouree for his body of work by the Audio-Visual Preservation Trust of Canada, a charitable organization dedicated to the preservation of Canada's broadcast and music heritage.
He was made an officer of the Order of Canada in 1985.
SINCLAIR also spent time as host of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television's The Nature of Things and appeared on Front Page Challenge, Telescope, Horizon, Festival, Court of Opinion, Wayne and Shuster and Morningside.
He served briefly as executive vice-president of the network in 1972 before returning to production.
He was also a leading force behind the creation of what is now known as the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists.
SINCLAIR was a keen student of science, especially physics, and a skilled mathematician with degrees from the University of British Columbia and Master of Arts from U of T. He was also an avid birdwatcher.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation producer Max ALLEN, who worked on Ideas during SINCLAIR's tenure and even afterward, said he was not the sort to welcome retirement.
"(He had) to keep going. It's like riding a bicycle; if you stop, you fall off," ALLEN said.
As recently as last year, SINCLAIR was giving lectures on creativity as part of the University of Toronto's continuing studies program and touring with pianist Gloria Saarinen to support his multimedia production, North America in Picture, Poetry and Piano.
ALLEN also remembered SINCLAIR as a "well-turned out" and dapper dresser and "an old-fashioned gentleman of the sort there aren't many of any more."
"This makes him sound like some sort of stuffy pedant. In fact, the most striking thing about him was his charm and his humour," ALLEN said.
"He was not awe-inspiring; if awe means fear, it was not the case with Lister at all. He was the kind of person you'd want to have lunch with. He was quite modest and charming. He didn't spend a lot of time showing off," ALLEN said.
"He was a great teacher. He thought he was a teacher because sharing information is what he did," ALLEN added.
SINCLAIR's knowledge of "everything" was so extensive, ALLEN recalled, that he corrected on air a typographical error in a script he hadn't read in advance, correctly detailing the time it took for sound to reverberate in the famous Chartres Cathedral.
"He would save our ass on scripts because he knew everything. As far as any of us can tell, he remembered everything he'd ever read. He was deeply and broadly smart," ALLEN said.
Bernie LUCHT, his long-time friend and executive producer of Ideas, called SINCLAIR "simply a remarkable man."
"He felt the job of humanity was to find out what it was about, what we were about and what our surroundings -- the universe into which we had been born -- were about," LUCHT said.
"His public and his colleagues just loved him. He was an enormous talent," said Faith SINCLAIR, his third wife, with whom he shared a relationship for more than 40 years.
"I know only one other person as curious as Lister and that's myself. I think that's why we clicked," she added.
FRANKLIN agreed SINCLAIR's thirst for knowledge was insatiable.
"He never had any money (because) he spent all the money on books and things like that," FRANKLIN said.
Sadly, his wife and colleagues say that SINCLAIR had a "very, very tough upbringing."
Born in Bombay, India, now called Mumbai, he was sent to live in England by his Scottish parents at the age of 18 months and raised by a strict, unsympathetic aunt, Faith SINCLAIR said.
At boarding school and later at Saint Paul's School in London, he was emotionally and physically battered, something he never shared because he was "a very private man," Faith SINCLAIR said.
ALLEN said SINCLAIR once told him that upon his arrival in Vancouver at the age of 19 just as World War 2 was beginning, SINCLAIR immediately saw this country as his home.
Thrice married, SINCLAIR is survived by sons Peter and Andrew and numerous grandchildren.
Ideas began airing a three-hour tribute to SINCLAIR last night, continuing tonight and tomorrow on Radio One. A memorial event is planned to be held at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in the future.

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