GROSART o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-01 published
KELLER, Barry James
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital surrounded by his family on Thursday November 30, 2006, Barry James KELLER of London in his 53rd year. Beloved husband of Joanne VAN KLINK. Dear son of Anna KELLER and predeceased by his father Rinehart KELLER. Dear brother of Lorne and Jean KELLER of Exeter, and Norma GROSART of Cookstown. Brother-in-law of Tony and Iola VAN KLINK, Rose and Wallace FITZGERALD, Ben and Cindy VAN KLINK, Bill VAN KLINK and Peter VAN KLINK. Also survived by his many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A heartfelt thank you to all the doctors and nurses on 5th and 6th floors for all their excellent care. Friends will be received by the family on Friday December 1st from 7-9 p.m. at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday December 2, 2006 at 1 p.m. Cremation with interment in Woodland Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the London Health Sciences Foundation (for Cardiac Care Unit, University Hospital) 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario, N6C 2R6. Online condolences accepted at amgeorgefh.on.ca

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GROSBECK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-09 published
SICKLES, Claude A.
Suddenly in Windsor on Saturday, December 2nd, 2006, Claude A. SICKLES in his 52nd year. Predeceased by his parents Gordon HENRY and Rose Ann Snake HENRY. Dear nephew of Arnold (Alfreda,) George E. (Theresa,) Wayne (Violet,) Genevieve BUJARCKSKI and Gloria (Doug) GROSBECK. Predeceased by uncles Roger, Gordon Jr., Leo and Bruce. Will be sadly missed by many cousins. Friends may call at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mount Brydges today, Saturday, December 9th where the funeral service will commence at 11 a.m. Allen HENRY officiating. Interment Half Moon Cemetery, Muncey.

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GROSE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-20 published
GROSE, Mary Marjorie
In loving memory of a dear Mother and Grandmother, Mary Marjorie GROSE, who passed away January 20, 2003. "Wishing today as we wished before, That God could have spared you many years more. In our hearts, your memory is kept; To love, to cherish and to never forget." Loved and missed by Sheila, Marlene, Myrna and Greg, Lynda and Hans, Molly, Amy, Greg and Sari, Anne and Keith.

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GROSE o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-02-28 published
GROSE, Bob S.
At Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Rogers Street Site. On Saturday, February 25, 2006. Bob GROSE in his 93rd year. (Retired Peterborough Cardboard) (World War 2 Veteran Army). Beloved husband of the late Arvella May MacArthur (1991). Loving father of Karen GROSE of Lakefield. Dear brother of the late Edgar GROSE and Gertrude ADAMSON. Dear Uncle of Lenore and Arnold ALLEN, and Arlene and Richard KEARNS. Great Uncle of Jeffrey and Matthew ALLEN, Trudy-Ann and Trevor PICKREM. Great Great Uncle of Alexander and Jonathan PICKREM. Beloved son of the late Thomas Edgar GROSE and Ellen BROWN. Visitation will be held from the Kaye Funeral Home "Memorial Chapel", 539 George St. N. Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, March 2, 2006 at 2: 30 p.m. Canon J. Michael A. WRIGHT officiating. Those wishing to commemorate Bob through memorial donations please consider the Victorian Order of Nurses.

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GROSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-28 published
ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, The Reverend Dr. Clifford A.S. (1919-2006)
Peacefully at home, surrounded by love on February 27, 2006 in his 87th year after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife, Mary SANDERSON, his children: Cherry (Bill WEBSTER) of Newmarket; Kirk (Donna GRIFFITH) and Stuart (Monica HAMILTON), both of Toronto, his brother-in-law, Robert MITCHELL of White Rock, British Columbia and grandchildren: Daryll, Kimberley, Meredith, Gillian and Gwendolyn. Predeceased by his parents, Annie JENNINGS and George ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, his first wife Patricia KIRKPATRICK (1977,) his daughter, Gracie (1981;) his sisters, Grace MITCHELL of Montreal and White Rock (2003) and Doris GROSE of Swift Current (1999) and his brothers, Walter of Langley, British Columbia (2005) and Lloyd of Montreal (1986). Cliff was born in Langham, Saskatchewan and was always fiercely proud of his Saskatchewan roots. He studied theology at St. Andrew's College in Saskatoon and at Union Theological College, Columbia University in New York where he obtained his doctorate with great distinction. Ordained by The United Church of Canada in 1942 at the age of 23, he served pastorates in Dundurn, Sask (1942-44), Third Ave, North Battleford, Saskatchewan. (1947-52), St. Giles, Hamilton (1952-59), Robertson (now Robertson-Wesley), Edmonton (1959-66), Metropolitan, Toronto (1966-75 and Bloor Street, Toronto (1975-86). Cliff's great gift and passion was in conveying the message of the Gospel. This was manifested in radio programmes (Sunday School of the Air in North Battleford and The Good Ship Crusader in Hamilton) as well as two minute weekly spots on Station CFRB (1970-86) in Toronto; a festival of the arts, dayspring at Metropolitan United Church; a controversial sculpture of The Crucified Woman at Bloor Street Church (1979); articles in The United Church Observer (1960's 1990's) and monthly columns in The Toronto Star. Following his retirement in 1986, Cliff was a popular anniversary preacher and retreat leader across the country and a volunteer chaplain at Casey House Hospice for people with A.I.D.S. and Wellesley Hospital's H.I.V./A.I.D.S. wing. He taught at many of the United Church's theological colleges during his ministry and was the author of several books. Cliff travelled extensively in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America; in China, East Germany and Russia and gained on-the-spot understanding of current social and political conditions which informed his preaching. Throughout Cliff's life, singing was an important expression of his faith and love of life and even in his last years when his memory failed him he continued to sing. For over forty years he cottaged on Little Boshkung Lake at Carnarvon in Haliburton, Ontario. For ten and a half years, following a stroke during surgery, Cliff was cared for in his own home. The family is grateful to the many, many Friends, Community Care East York, Bayview Community Hospice and Dr. Ian FERGUSON and Dr. Robert McKELLAR who supported them during this time and made it possible for Cliff to remain at home. A celebration of Cliff's life will be held at Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W. (corner of Bloor and Huron) on Saturday, March 4 at 11: 00 a.m. Visiting will be on Friday, March 3 at Bloor Street United Church from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Donations in Cliff's memory may be made to The Clifford Elliott Spirit of Saskatchewan Ministry Trust Fund, c/o The United Church of Canada, 3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M8X 2Y4. Go Forth Into The World With A Daring And A Tender Love, Go In Peace - The World Is Waiting. And Whatever You Do, Do It For Love, And In The Spirit Of Jesus - Who Is Your Christ!

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GROSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-28 published
ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, The Reverend Dr. Clifford A.S. (1919-2006)
Peacefully at home, surrounded by love on February 27, 2006 in his 87th year after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife, Mary SANDERSON, his children: Cherry (Bill WEBSTER) of Newmarket; Kirk (Donna GRIFFITH) and Stuart (Monica HAMILTON), both of Toronto, his brother-in-law, Robert MITCHELL of White Rock, British Columbia and grandchildren: Daryll, Kimberley, Meredith, Gillian and Gwendolyn. Predeceased by his parents, Annie JENNINGS and George ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, his first wife, Patricia KIRKPATRICK (1977,) his daughter, Gracie (1981;) his sisters, Grace MITCHELL of Montreal and White Rock (2003) and Doris GROSE of Swift Current (1999) and his brothers, Walter of Langley, British Columbia (2005) and Lloyd of Montreal (1986). Cliff was born in Langham, Saskatchewan. and was always fiercely proud of his Saskatchewan roots. He studied theology at St. Andrew's College in Saskatoon and at Union Theological College, Columbia University in New York where he obtained his doctorate with great distinction. Ordained by The United Church of Canada in 1942 at the age of 23, he served pastorates in Dundurn, Saskatchewan. (1942-44), Third Ave., North Battleford, Saskatchewan. (1947-52), St. Giles, Hamilton (1952-59), Robertson (now Robertson-Wesley), Edmonton (1959-66), Metropolitan, Toronto (1966-75) and Bloor Street, Toronto (1975-86). Cliff's great gift and passion was in conveying the message of the Gospel. This was manifested in radio programmes (Sunday School of the Air in North Battleford and The Good Ship Crusader in Hamilton) as well as two minute weekly spots on Station CFRB (1970-86) in Toronto; a festival of the arts, dayspring at Metropolitan United Church; a controversial sculpture of The Crucified Woman at Bloor Street Church (1979); articles in The United Church Observer (1960's-1990's) and monthly columns in The Toronto Star. Following his retirement in 1986, Cliff was a popular anniversary preacher and retreat leader across the country and a volunteer chaplain at Casey House Hospice for people with A.I.D.S. and Wellesley Hospital's H.I.V./A.I.D.S. wing. He taught at many of the United Church's theological colleges during his ministry and was the author of several books. Cliff travelled extensively in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America; in China, East Germany and Russia and gained on-the-spot understanding of current social and political conditions which informed his preaching. Throughout Cliff's life, singing was an important expression of his faith and love of life and even in his last years when his memory failed him he continued to sing. For over forty years he cottaged on Little Boshkung Lake at Carnarvon in Haliburton, Ontario. For ten and a half years, following a stroke during surgery, Cliff was cared for in his own home. The family is grateful to the many, many Friends, Community Care East York, Bayview Community Hospice and Dr. Ian FERGUSON and Dr. Robert McKELLAR who supported them during this time and made it possible for Cliff to remain at home. A celebration of Cliff's life will be held at Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W. (corner of Bloor and Huron) on Saturday, March 4 at 11: 00 a.m. Visiting will be on Friday, March 3 at Bloor Street United Church from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Donations in Cliff's memory may be made to The Clifford Elliott Spirit of Saskatchewan Ministry Trust Fund, c/o The United Church of Canada, 3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M8X 2Y4. Go Forth Into The World With A Daring And A Tender Love, Go In Peace - The World Is Waiting. And Whatever You Do, Do It For Love, And In The Spirit Of Jesus - Who Is Your Christ!

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GROSHOK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-08 published
GROSHOK, Brenda Lee (née HUFFMAN)

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GROSKORTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-18 published
GROSKORTH, Otto Bernard
Peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, April 17, 2006 at the Newmarket Health Centre in his 92nd year. Beloved husband to Gladys (née McCRACKEN) for 60 years. Loving father of Jim and daughter-in-law Carol. Otto will be sadly missed by his adoring grandchildren Andrew and Lisa, nieces, nephews and many Friends. His sense of humour and laughter will forever be missed by all who knew him. Friends will be received at the Taylor Funeral Home "Newmarket Chapel" 524 Davis Dr., 905-898-2100 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2006. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday at 1: 00 p.m. in the chapel. On-line condolences are available through www.taylorfuneralhomenewmarket.com

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GROSMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-01 published
HOWARD, Patricia Helen (née DAVIS)
(March 17, 1925-January 30, 2006)
It is with great sadness that we announce our precious Pat, at the young age of 80, has passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. She leaves her husband of 14 years, Gordon MONTGOMERY. Predeceased by her first husband of 36 years, George Edward HOWARD and her parents Grace and Albert DAVIS. Left behind are her treasured children George HOWARD (Catherine,) Susan MILNE (Dwight,) Marilyn SELLICK (Dave), Darlene UNDERWOOD and Ron MONTGOMERY, her grandchildren Jim (Lisa), Kelly (Bill), Cheryl (Chris), Scott (Jen), Tracy, Shawne (Debbie), Ian (Roula), Nancy (Roger), Sarah, Paul, Candace and Dustin… having many fond memories. Pat was also the proud great-grandmother of 11. Pat is survived by sisters Dorothea CULLEN, Marion BRISLEY and Dot DAVIS. Predeceased by siblings Ronald, Emily and Ted. She leaves many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews with stories to tell. Pat was a long term Cosmetics Manager for Harold Landis Limited (Shoppers Drug Mart); a foster mother to 39 babies for the Children's Aid Society and a fabulous drapery maker. A very special thank you to Mary-Jane ROGERS, Dr. I. ACKERMAN of Sunnybrook Hospital, Dr. A. RANA and Dr. L. GROSMAN of Scarborough Grace Hospital. A very special thank you to Dr. and Mrs. T. TILLOTSON for all their tender loving care. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), for a service in the chapel on Friday, February 3rd at 1 o'clock with visitation 1 hour prior. If you wish, in lieu of flowers, donations to Child Find Ontario, 440A Britannia Road East, Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 1X9 or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
"Thank you for all your unconditional love throughout all of our lives. You will be missed!"

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GROSS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-01-04 published
DUNCAN, Leslie " Les"
Entered into rest in Centre Grey Hospital, Markdale on Monday, December 19, 2005 in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Marion (BAKER) DUNCAN, dear father of Carolyne HOOD of Evansburg, Alberta, Dianne (Bob) VAN BLITTERSWYCK of Brockville, David (Donia) KENNEDY of Brampton and Barb (Gord) GROSS of Burlington, grandfather of Andrew, Robert, Jared, Devin, Denae, Braeden, Ethan, Kiera, Patricia (Kurt,) brother of Christina (Charles) JACKSON, Irene DUNCAN and Edgar (Elizabeth) DUNCAN, and brother-in-law of Eileen BAKER; Verna SNOW, Allan (Marie) BAKER. Predeceased by his parents John and Pearl DUNCAN. Rested at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Complete service was held in the chapel on Thursday, December 22, 2005. Spring interment in Bethel Cemetery. Donations to Centre Grey Hospital building Fund, Grey-Bruce Lung Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
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GROSS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-02-01 published
DUNCAN, John Leslie
John Leslie DUNCAN entered into rest in Centre Grey Hospital, Markdale on Monday, December 19, 2005 at 76 years old. He was the dearly loved husband of Marion (BAKER) DUNCAN of 52 years. A wonderful father to his three girls: Carolyne HOOD of Evansburg, Alberta; Dianne VAN BLITTERSWYK and her husband Bob of Brockville Barb GROSS and her husband Gord of Burlington and David KENNEDY and his wife Donia of Brampton. He was loved and respected by his eight grandchildren: Andrew and Robert HOOD, Jared, Devin and Deane VAN BLITTERSWYK, Braeden and Ethan GROSS and Keira KENNEDY, plus several loved nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his sisters, Christina (Charles) JACKSON and Irene DUNCAN his brother Edgar DUNCAN (Liz;) his sisters-in-law, Eileen BAKER and Verna SNOW and his brother-in-law, Allan (Marie) BAKER.
He was predeceased by his parents John and Pearl DUNCAN and son-in-law David HOOD.
Leslie was born April 11, 1929, raised on the Duncan homestead north of Dundalk on Highway 10 and attended S.S.#4 Artemesia. In June 1953 he married the love of his life, Marion BAKER in the Pilgrim Holiness Church of Proton Station where he took his family to church regularly. He was a board member and usher for several years. In more recent years, Les and Marion attend the Orangeville Baptist Church where they have made many meaningful relationships.
Les was passionate about his family and farming. He loved his wife and family and enjoyed his cattle and animals. He farmed right up until this past Thanksgiving, 2005 when he had his farm auction. He was looking forward to a well-earned retirement and selling the farm. Les also enjoyed his neighbours and Friends and always lent a hand wherever he could.
Les was admitted to Markdale Hospital December 14 where he suffered from heart complications, a stroke and passed away suddenly Monday, December 19 from a massive heart attack.
A complete funeral service was held Thursday December 22 at 1 p.m. at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk, officiated by Pastor Earl MARSHALL of Orangeville Baptist Church and assisted by Reverend Al VARDY of Dundalk Wesleyan. Two special songs were sung by his brothers-in-law, Allan BAKER and Charlie JACKSON, accompanied by Audrey OLDFIELD. Heartfelt eulogies were shared by son-in-law, Bob VAN BLITTERSWYK and David KENNEDY. Pallbearers were family and Friends, Andrew and Robert HOOD, Gord GROSS, Jim ELLIS, Mark NICHOLLS and Phillip BANNON. Honorary pallbearers were close Friends and neighbours Doug NICHOLLS, Bill STOCKS, Norman ACHESON, Rick GORETSKY, Doug RODGERS, Morley JANES, Vernon ATKINSON, Glenn SCOTT, Don CAMERON and Calvin BAILIE. His five younger grandchildren were flowerbearers. Spring internment will be at Bethel Cemetery.
Les' legacy as shared at his funeral is defined by "Family" being important, "Faith"; steadfast and sure, "Fun"; put it in daily living and "Friends"; lend a hand And make a friend. Too know Dad was to love him and we; miss him greatly!
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GROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-08 published
LAWRENCE, William Jack " Tate"
Of Saint Thomas on Friday. January 6, 2006 at the L.H.S.C. (University Campus) in his 62nd year. Dearly loved husband of Lisa (BOGART) LAWRENCE and dear father of Samantha, Daniel, Fred, Aaron, Jody and Ken. Dear brother of Tom, Roy, Bob, Linda, Betty, Donna, Joe and Pat. Predeceased by 2 brothers Keith and Steven. Dear son-in-law of Catherine and Chris GROSS. Sadly missed by 11 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Tate was born in Saint Thomas on February 21, 1944, the son of the late Sam and Doris CRANDELL) LAWRENCE. He worked a number of years in an Auto Body Shop. He was a member of the Fordham Racing Team. A Public Memorial service to celebrate "Tate's life will be held on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas. Cremation, with burial of ashes in the family plot at Union Cemetery. Visitation Monday from 10-11: 00 a.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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GROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-14 published
GROSS, Frank George
Passed peacefully January 13, 2006, at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Hospital. Born in Chesley, Ontario 86 years ago to Gideon GROSS and Barbara Campbell Munn GROSS. Husband of the late Lilian (1994) for 53 years. Father of Philip Garth GROSS of Sylvania, Ohio and Dr. Paul Munn GROSS of Comox, British Columbia. Grandfather of Cary Maya (GROSS) JOHNSON of Lansing, Michigan, Bryce Bailey GROSS of Pasedena, California and Cameron Stuart GROSS of Vancouver, British Columbia. Siblings (all previously deceased) Neil Alexander Munn GROSS of Listowel, Ontario, Margaret Louise (GROSS) YOUNGS of Aylmer, Ontario, Jean Isobel (GROSS) GOTTFRIED of Alma, Ontario and Donald Victor GROSS of Woodstock, Ontario. Lovingly remembered by his special friend Betty NASH, Chatham. Frank served Canada overseas during World War 2 in the Canadian Army, Tank Corps and was discharged in 1946. Professionally, Frank was field manager for the Fuller Brush Co., Chatham District 1948-56, joined London Life Insurance Co., Chatham, November, 1956, was President of Kent County Life Underwriters, 1963 and achieved the National Quality Award, Canadian Life Insurance Association for 21 consecutive years of outstanding client service. Loyal W. Brother of the Masonic Order, Frank was accepted in his beloved Parthenon Lodge, #267 Chatham, September 1949, became Worshipful Master of Parthenon Lodge, 1954, Member of Scottish Rite Lodge of Perfection and Rose Croix, 1958, 50 Year Jewell, 1999 and 50 Year Past Master's Jewell, 2004. Recognized as Chatham-Kent Mason of the Year, July 2001, Gold Honor Award for Outstanding Masonry, York Rite Sovereign College of North America, Outstanding Service Certificate for Contributions to Masonry and Volunteering, Certificate of Appreciation for Community and Masonic Services, 2002. His community and charitable involvement was marked in June 1995 by recognition from Lt. Governor of Ontario, The Hon. Henry JACKMAN, with the Ontario Senior Achievement Award and Volunteer Service Award for Ontario, Volunteer Medal of Canada, 2001, Canadian Red Cross Society, Distinguished Humanitarian Award. Volunteer driver over 9 years for Chatham-Kent branch of the Canadian Cancer Society, Participant, Great Ride Against Cancer, Canadian Cancer Society 26 consecutive years. Top fundraiser in Chatham-Kent and Essex Counties, Canadian Cancer Society, 16 consecutive years. Frank's love of physical fitness, travel and culture shown through 89,829 logged miles of bike riding, over 160,000 miles of land cruising with his much-loved Airstream trailer, and, with Betty NASH, 13 total sea cruises and patron of the performing arts, attended over 100 performances across Ontario. The family will receive Friends and relatives Monday January 16, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Bowman Funeral Home, 4 Victoria Ave., Chatham (519-352-2390). A funeral service will take place Tuesday January 17, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of cards and flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Bruce B. Foster Charitable Foundation. Online condolences may be left at www.obituariestoday.com

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GROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-08 published
ANDERSON, Isabel Marie (ALTMAN- FIRBY)
(April 26, 1934-June 7, 2006)
Isabel Marie ANDERSON peacefully passed away at London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Campus, after a brief and courageous fight with cancer. Dear mother of Evelyn GROSS (Ron) of Waterloo, Fred SCOTT of Stratford, Robbie SCOTT (pre-deceased,) Bruce CURRIE (Sandra) of Listowel, Sharon PEACOCK (Charles) of Ashburn, Viginia, Larry FIRBY of London. Loving grandmother of 6 grandchildren and three great grand children. Sister of 6 sisters and one brother. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society or your charity of choice are appreciated.

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GROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-21 published
BIRMINGHAM, Mary Catherine (OGAICK)
Formerly of London. Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 in her 90th year; beloved mother of Donna WILLIAMS and her husband Robert (Mike) of Orangeville loving grandmother of Chere MADSEN and Tiffany WOODFINE (Mark) great-grandmother of Cole and Madison; dearest sister of Anne GROSS (Roy) of London and Theresa LEMINCHICK (Larry) of Stratford also sadly missed by Sarah LANGRIDGE, Rebecca SNELL and their families; nieces and nephews from Sudbury and Stratford and her other relatives and many Friends. Predeceased by her 6 brothers. Friends may call at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville on Sunday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. Funeral Mass will be from St. Timothy Catholic Church 42 Dawson Road, Orangeville on Monday, July 24, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Reception to follow at Church Hall. In lieu of donations Mary's wish would be to do something nice for someone. A tree will be planted in memory of Mary in the Dods and McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2006 at 2: 30 p.m. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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GROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-09 published
MUSCAT, Emmanuele Richard " Emy"
Passed away peacefully in his 84th year, on Saturday October 7, 2006 at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe. Emy was born in Malta on January 17, 1923 and arrived in Saint Thomas in 1948. Beloved husband of Hélène of Long Point and father of Marietta of Edmonton and Brian and his wife Teresa of Saint Thomas. Loving grandfather of Matthew, Dawn, and Megan MUSCAT and Justin, Joshua and Kyle GROSS. Survived by brother George and his wife Mary of Cherry Hill, New Jersey and by his numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Marietta and Carmelo MUSCAT, sisters Connie VAN HORNE, Eva WRIGHT and Stella MUSCAT and brothers John and Alfred. It was Emy's wish that there be no funeral service. A Celebration of Emmy's life will be held on Sunday October 15, 2006 from 4: 00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Saint Thomas Centennial Sports Club, 41 Jonas Street. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Cerebral Palsy Association 1630 Lawrence Ave., W., Suite 104, Toronto, Ontario M6L 1C5 or the Canadian Cancer Society Unit 2, 98 Paris Rd., Brantford, On N3R 9Z9 would be appreciated by the family. Funeral Arrangement entrusted to the Jeffrey W. Glendinning Funeral Home, Port Rowan 519-586-2901.

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GROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-03 published
LEVINE, Leonard E.
Peacefully, after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, March 1, 2006. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Boris and the late Gertrude LEVINE, the late Sara and Mac HARRIS, the late Rona and Louis GROSS, and the late Goldie and Ernest SHERWIN. Devoted uncle of Brahm, Paul, and the late Gail LEVINE, Ellen ABRONSON, Marvin GROSS, Gloria and Ted HARRIS, and the late Barbara SHERWIN. He will be very sadly missed by his many Friends and colleagues. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. West, (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, March 5, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Community Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva private. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Leonard E. Levine Fund c/o Baycrest at 416-785-2500.

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GROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-29 published
STRAKER, Gail Lewis Smith (formerly SMITH, née BAIRD)
Passed away on March 28, 2006, after a brief illness at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Dearly loved wife of Wallace Rodney STRAKER of Toronto and Cobourg. Daughter of the late Irene Pearl BAIRD and the late David H. BAIRD. Granddaughter of the late Chris and Hilda JOHNSON. Gail is survived and lovingly remembered by her former husband, Thomas Edward (Ted) SMITH and their three children: Muriel JARVIS (Tim) of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Victoria Smith MOFFATT (Blair) of Rothesay, New Brunswick and Raymond SMITH (Marie) of New York City. She is the cherished grandmother of 7 grandchildren: Zoe WALKER of Calgary, Jordan WALKER of New Zealand, Teddy and Amelia MOFFATT of Rothesay, New Brunswick, along with Constance, Christopher and Corin SMITH of New York City. Gail leaves a sister, Norma Clumpus DELEAN (Lucien) and a brother David C. BAIRD. She is fondly remembered by her nephew and nieces Joey, Karen CLUMPUS and Jenny Clumpus GROSS. Gail was born in Sudbury, Ontario and raised in Ottawa. She graduated from the Elmwood Girls School and then attended Carleton University. Gail and her former husband Ted lived in Quebec and Oakville for many years, where they raised their family. During these years, Gail returned to school and graduated from the Ontario College of Art. She served as Director and Chairperson on the Board of Gairloch Gardens and the Art Gallery in Oakville while serving on the Board of the Canadian Centre for Philanthropies. Gail also served on the Board of the Cultural Advisory Committee for Metro Toronto and served as past Director with the Ontario Association for Curriculum Development. She was a past member of the Canadian Public Relations Society and the Toronto Downtown Rotary Club. An avid supporter of the Arts, Gail was past Director of Development and Alumni affairs at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. Gail served as deputy Executive Director for United Nations Children's Fund Canada and coordinated fund raising programs to help children in third world countries, notably during the Year of the Child, when she organized multiple events involving dignitaries and personalities from around the world. For years, Gail worked tirelessly to promote United Nations Children's Fund's fund raising efforts, organizing conferences and delegations in Canada and abroad. She later held the position of Vice President and Director of Development at Canadian Executive Services Organization. Until the past few years, Gail was responsible for fund raising and corporate events as Director of Marketing with Save the Children - Canada. Most recently, she had been President of the Art Gallery of Northumberland County in Cobourg and Port Hope where she and her husband Rod have a home, Castle Hill, and are supporters of the Gallery. They also maintain a residence in Toronto. With her many professional accomplishments, she was, above all, a loving and devoted mother to her family. She will be deeply missed by her family and remembered in the hearts of her many Friends in Canada and around the world. The family would like to thank her doctors, nurses and the committed and caring staff at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 1st at 2 o'clock in the Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor Street West at Avenue Road in Toronto. Interment will take place in the spring at the family plot in Park Lawn Cemetery in Sudbury, Ontario. If desired, donations in Gail's memory may be made to Mount Sinai Hospital Fund, c/o Gail Lewis Smith Straker, 600 University Avenue, Suite #210, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X5.

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GROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-16 published
GOLDMAN, Amelia Bertha
The death of Amelia Bertha GOLDMAN of Fredericton occurred at the Doctor Everett Chalmers Hospital, June 14, 2006. Born in Saint John, New Brunswick daughter of the late P.M. and Blanche LEVINE, and the wife of the late Harry GOLDMAN. Survived by her children, Jeffrey (Ruth) GOLDMAN of Toronto: Malcolm (Barbara) GOLDMAN of Beersheva, Israel: Lionel (Annette) of Montreal: Barry (Debby) GOLDMAN of Toronto: Judi GOLDMAN of Montreal and Esther SHAPIRO (Jeremy) of Toronto. 20 Grandchildren: 34 Great-grandchildren and counting. Three sisters Sylvia SILVER (Late Doctor Samuel SILVER) of Montreal: Joyce (Dr. Sam) MILROD of Toronto and Marilyn GROSS (Late Doctor Ben GROSS) of Toronto. Several nieces and nephews and Grand nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held from the J.A. McAdam Memorial Chapel 160 York Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick on Thursday at 6: 30 p.m. Rabbi Kenneth Zisook officiating. Interment was in the Sgoolai Israel Cemetery. Shiva will be held in Fredericton following the funeral service and in Toronto at 342 Hillhurst Blvd Erev Shabbat and continuing after Shabbat until Wednesday, June 21st, For those who wish donations can be made to Hadassah Wizo-Youth Aliyah, or to the Jewish National Fund. www.mcadamsfh.com

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GROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-15 published
KATES, Ruth
Devoted mother of Robert KATES and Joanne KATES. Loving grandmother of Mara, Avra, Max and Benjamin. Sister of Gerrie BEARG and the late Morris GROSS. Funeral at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel (2401 Steeles Avenue West) Thursday, November 16 at 10 a.m.

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GROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-23 published
GROSS, Rochelle, M.D.
On Saturday, January 21, 2006 at St. Michael's Hospital. Dr. Rochelle GROSS loving mother and mother-in-law of Evan GROSS, Stephanie GROSS, and Wendy GROSS and George VEGH. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Lorne and Judy, and Barry and Edie ZON. Devoted grandmother of Zoe, and Molly. Rochelle will be sadly missed by her many relatives, Friends and loyal patients. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West, (three lights west of Dufferin) for service on Monday, January 23, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Community Section at Pardes Shalom. Shiva 38 Forest Park Crescent, Thornhill. Memorial donations may be made to Dr. Rochelle GROSS Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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GROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-27 published
GROSS, Solly
On Thursday, January 26, 2006, at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Solly GROSS, beloved husband of Ida GROSS, and the late Lillian GROSS. Loving father and father-in-law of Fran and Alan LUBORSKY, and Ferne and Paul SWARTZ. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Doris and Eddie COHEN. Devoted grandfather of Lindsay, Andrew, Adam, Nicole, and Bryan. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Friday, January 27, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Sons of Abraham section of Lambton Cemetery. Shiva 21 Rosemount Avenue, Thornhill. If desired, donations may be made to Solly Gross Memorial Fund, c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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GROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-30 published
GROSS, Solly
Passed away, January 26, 2006. Missed by his loving wife Ida, and her children Lionel and Petra, Arnie and Marie, Rochelle and Paul, and six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial service to be announced. Special thanks to Janet Klein SLAVENS and Teme KERNERMAN of the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre.

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GROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-05 published
GROSS, Ann (née FELDMAN)
Beloved wife and best friend of the late Philip GROSS for 64 years, passed away in her 90th year, Friday, February 3, 2006. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Barbara and Kenneth NORWICH, Howard and Linda GROSS, Judith and Uri PRIWES, and Jacqueline GROSS. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Rose NORWICH and the late Harry NORWICH, Max and Betty FELDMAN, the late Gert and Harry GOODMAN, the late Jean and Harold HABERMAN, Lil and Joe COLE, Sylvia and the late Frank GROSS, Marilyn and the late Dr. Ben GROSS, Hélène ESTRIN and the late Sylvia and Ben ESTRIN, the late Dave and Blanche GROSS. Energetic and fun-loving grandmother of Marni NORWICH and Tim, Stephanie NORWICH and Joe, and Liora NORWICH; Vida and Adam GROSS; Daliah and Brian CHAPNIK, Courtney and Steven WEINER, Jordana and Brian BRITT. Great-grandmother of Lily, Eve and Paige. Ann will be missed by her many good Friends, nieces and nephews. Ann was lovingly cared for during the latter years of her life by Meridee BOWLES and the angels on the staff of the Apotex Centre, 7-South. Donations in her memory may be made to Hadassah-Women's International Zionist Organization Canada, an organization for which Ann worked tirelessly. Arrangements by Steeles Memorial Chapel (905-881-6003; http://www.steeles.org).

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GROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-07 published
ORR, Bruce Derek (1926-2006)
Died February 5, as the result of a stroke on January 27. He is sadly missed by his wife Marion (CHRISTIANI) in Port Credit, children Marilyn ROCHFORD (Ron), Richard, and Jim (Charmaine), grandchildren Jeff GROSS and Michelle GROSS, and beloved brother Richard ORR and his wife Helen of Wolfville, Nova Scotia and their family. Bruce will be remembered happily for his wit and wonderful sense of humour. He was born in London, Ontario and highschooled at Albert College in Belleville. He served in the Canadian Infantry Corps. His accounting career took him to Hamilton with the Income Tax Deptarment. Then he worked in Hamilton and Toronto with Peller, Carling, Canadian and Molson Breweries. Bruce enjoyed his retirement years by travelling and "tracking" the old rail lines in Ontario. He loved photography, his model railway and was a very talented pianist and organist. Cremation has taken place. Donations can be made to the Stroke Unit at Trillium Health Centre, 100 Queensway W., Mississauga. Family and Friends will celebrate his life at a later date.

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GROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-29 published
STRAKER, Gail Lewis Smith (formerly SMITH, née BAIRD)
Passed away on March 28, 2006, after a brief illness at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Dearly loved wife of Wallace Rodney STRAKER of Toronto and Cobourg. Daughter of the late Irene Pearl BAIRD and the late David H. BAIRD. Granddaughter of the late Chris and Hilda JOHNSON. Gail is survived and lovingly remembered by her former husband, Thomas Edward (Ted) SMITH and their three children: Muriel JARVIS (Tim) of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Victoria Smith MOFFATT (Blair) of Rothesay, New Brunswick and Raymond SMITH (Marie) of New York City. She is the cherished grandmother of 7 grandchildren: Zoe WALKER of Calgary, Jordan WALKER of New Zealand, Teddy and Amelia MOFFATT of Rothesay, New Brunswick, along with Contance, Christopher and Corin SMITH of New York City. Gail leaves a sister, Norma Clumpus DELEAN (Lucien) and a brother David C. BAIRD. She is fondly remembered by her nephew and nieces Joey, Karen CLUMPUS and Jenny Clumpus GROSS. Gail was born in Sudbury, Ontario and raised in Ottawa. She graduated from the Elmwood Girls School and then attended Carleton University. Gail and her former husband Ted lived in Quebec and Oakville for many years, where they raised their family. During these years, Gail returned to school and graduated from the Ontario College of Art. She served as Director and Chairperson on the Board of Gairloch Gardens and the Art Gallery in Oakville, while serving on the Board of the Canadian Centre for Philanthropies. Gail also served on the Board of the Cultural Advisory Committee for Metro Toronto and served as past Director with the Ontario Association for Curriculum Development. She was a past member of the Canadian Public Relations Society and the Toronto Downtown Rotary Club. An avid supporter of the Arts, Gail was past Director of Development and Alumni affairs at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. Gail served as deputy Executive Director for United Nations Children's Fund Canada and coordinated fund raising programs to help children in third world countries, notably during the Year of the Child, when she organized multiple events involving dignitaries and personalities from around the world. For years, Gail worked tirelessly to promote United Nations Children's Fund's fund raising efforts, organizing conferences and delegations in Canada and abroad. She later held the position of Vice President and Director of Development at Canadian Executive Services Organization. Until the past few years, Gail was responsible for fund raising and corporate events as Director of Marketing with Save the Children -Canada. Most recently, she had been President of the Art Gallery of Northumberland County in Cobourg and Port Hope where she and her husband Rod have a home, Castle Hill, and are supporters of the Gallery. They also maintain a residence in Toronto. With her many professional accomplishments, she was, above all, a loving and devoted mother to her family. She will be deeply missed by her family and remembered in the hearts of her many Friends in Canada and around the world. The family would like to thank her doctors, nurses and the committed and caring staff at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 1st at 2 o'clock in the Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor Street West at Avenue Road in Toronto. Interment will take place in the spring at the family plot in Park Lawn Cemetery in Sudbury, Ontario. If desired, donations in Gail's memory may be made to Mount Sinai Hospital Fund, c/o Gail Lewis Smith Straker, 600 University Avenue, Suite 210, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X5.

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GROSSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-01 published
SIMIC, Emma Annemarie (née GROSSE)
Peacefully at Cedarvale Lodge Nursing Home, Keswick, on Monday, January 30, 2006 at the age of 77 years. Born in Riesa, Germany on August 7, 1928, Annemarie SIMIC (née GROSSE) of Virginia, Ontario, beloved wife of the late Mike (Milan) SIMIC. Dear mother of Alex SIMIC and his wife Susan ROBINSON of Kirkfield, Andreas SIMIC and his wife Lonnie POTTER of Virginia, Michael SIMIC Jr. and his wife Stacey of Belleville and Steven SIMIC and his wife Deborah of Bowmanville. Loving Oma of Samantha, Michael Scott and Steven James. Dear sister of her twin brother Gunther. Predeceased by her brothers Bernt, Hans, and Gert and her sister Liselotte. Resting at the Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Service in the chapel Friday at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Spring interment of cremated remains, Briar Hill Cemetery, Sutton. Donations to the Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

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GROSSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-22 published
GALLOWAY, Dorothy Jean
Suddenly, on Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at Sunnybrook Hospital, with her family by her side, in her 78th year. Beloved wife of 52 years to Gord. Loving mother of Cathy (Shane FAREWELL) and Diane (Bruce DUDGEON.) Cherished grandmother of Sarah, Leigh, Kevin, Holly, Julie, Shawn, and Virginia. Dear sister of Helen (Hans GROSSE) and Bill (Ann) MARR, and sister-in-law of Marie GALLOWAY and Irene CAMPBELL. Fondly remembered by Brent, Aarron and Jackie, and her nieces and nephews. Many thanks to her surgeon and caregivers at Sunnybrook Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit for all their valiant efforts on her behalf. Family and Friends may visit at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.), Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel Monday at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Duffin Meadows Cemetery.

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GROSSI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-18 published
DEL DUCA, Michelangela
Surrounded by her loving family, on February 16, 2006 at Humber River Regional Hospital Church Street Site, at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Alfonso. Cherished by her children Benny (Margaret), and Aldo. Predeceased by her daughter Immacolata (Domenico GROSSI.) Forever missed by her grandchildren Concetta (Achille of Italy), Tony (Mary), Enza (Sal), Lorraine (Walter), Mark (Nicole), Steven (Utilia), Michael, great-grandchildren Rosalba (of Italy), Simona (Claudio of Italy), Domenic, Lisa, Daniela, Anthony, Alessandra, Jennifer, Emily, Sarah and great-great-grandchildren Andrea and Emily both of Italy. She will be sadly missed by her devoted brother-in-law Giuseppe GROSSI and sisters-in-law Rosalba DEL DUCA and Nazzarena DI VIZIO and brother Benedetto DI VIZIO of Italy. Special thanks to her care-giver Rosetta for her love and support. Relatives and Friends will be received at Bernardo Funeral Homes, 2960 Dufferin St. (2 streets south of Lawrence Ave.) on Saturday from 6-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, February 20, 2006 at 9: 30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church (2 Richardson Ave., Toronto). Entombment Westminster Cemetery (Bathurst Street, north of Finch Ave.). In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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GROSSI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-11 published
GIGLIO, Vincent
Peacefully on Sunday, April 9, 2006 at North York General Hospital in his 81st year. Vincent, beloved husband of Kathleen. Loving father of Angie (John) GROSSI, Toni (Rick) GRIEVES and Michael GIGLIO. Cherished grandfather of Morgan, Jordan, Tyler and Christopher. Survived by sisters Mary and Raffaelina. Resting at the Paul O'Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 2 p.m. until time of service at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2006. Cremation to follow.

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GROSSKURTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-21 published
Mavor MOORE, Actor, Producer And Writer: (1919-2006)
A 'one-man cultural conglomerate,' he went from a job as youngest producer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to being appointed the first artist to become head of the Canada Council, with many stops in between, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S7
As multitalented as he was prolific, as romantically restless as he was artistically ambitious, Mavor MOORE worked all sides of the cultural street as an actor, director, producer, dramatist, impresario, composer, writer, critic, cultural commentator and academic. It is hard to believe that he was only one person. For five decades in this country beginning in the 1940s, he was the happening person for most cultural enterprises, including the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Spring Thaw, the Stratford Festival, the Charlottetown Festival and the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts in Toronto.
In all, he wrote more than 100 works for stage, radio, television and film, including the book lyrics and music for Sunshine Town, the book and lyrics for Johnny Belinda and the librettos for Louis Applebaum's opera Erewhon and Harry Somers's opera Louis Riel.
"He had great knowledge about the theatre and a great sense of history," said opera and theatre director Leon MAJOR, who succeeded Mr. MOORE as general director of the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. "He took risks with young directors and then let young directors do what they wanted to do, guiding them as they went."
After commenting on how much he had learned from Mr. MOORE, not only about the theatre but also about dealing with actors and writers, Mr. MAJOR said yesterday: "In his heart, I think that he was a teacher more than anything… because he took a lot of time with young people to talk to them and listen to them and explain."
Mr. MOORE was a man who truly believed in the development of Canadian theatre, he added.
"As I was growing up [in the 1950s and 1960s], he and Lister Sinclair were the two real Renaissance figures in Canada, the two people who were sophisticated and civilized," said Peter HERNDORF, president of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. "Nobody in the country has ever been so accomplished and as effective in doing all of these art forms over a career." And yet, "for a man who had all of these talents and all of these accomplishments, he was very rooted" in Canada.
"He was a very, very likeable individual who didn't change over the 40-odd years that I knew him," he said, pointing out that the jobs Mr. MOORE took on as an administrator were fraught with peril and that he always managed to avoid controversy and resentment without ever giving up what he was trying to achieve artistically. "He had a very good emotional quotient" that made him "comfortable enough in his own ego that it was easy for him to encourage younger artists," he said.
"He did everything," lyricist Elaine Campbell said yesterday. "He knew what was happening all over the world. He wrote so many musicals and they were all good, but he was always there encouraging people by saying, 'We're Canadians, we can do it.'"
James Mavor MOORE was the middle of three sons of John, an Anglican cleric, and the indomitable Dora (née MAVOR) MOORE. His Toronto childhood was culturally enriched because his mother was an actor and theatrical producer. He watched her play Viola in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night when he was only 7 and she returned the favour five years later by producing his first play for a girls' dramatic club.
By the time he was 10, he and his brothers were producing neighbourhood puppet shows (drawing heavily on the Bard for their plots) and he had made his first radio broadcast as part of a choir singing Christmas music. His parents separated in 1929 after his father, who appears to have been a bounder, left his mother to raise their three sons on her own. Young Mavor helped augment the family finances by acting in The Crusoe Boys, a daily radio serial.
After elementary school, he went to the University of Toronto Schools, then a boys only, academically elite institution. He expanded his theatrical range to play Falstaff and Macbeth in school productions. From University of Toronto Schools, he entered the University of Toronto in 1936, where he studied philosophy and English and participated in theatricals, becoming the first student director to win the University Drama Festival, serving as president of the Players' Guild and the Philosophical Society, as drama critic for the student newspaper The Varsity, and as literary editor of The Undergraduate. After failing a year because of his heavy complement 1 with a first-class honours degree.
He immediately joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as its youngest producer. He was 22. His poor eyesight made him ineligible for active service overseas during the Second World War, so, instead, he produced wartime radio features for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Later, he served as a psychological warfare officer in Canadian Army Intelligence attached to the Canadian High Commission in London. At the same time, he married Darwina (Dilly) FAESSLER on October 14, 1943. They eventually had four daughters: Dorothea (Tedde), Rosalind, Marili and Charlotte.
From 1944 to 1945, Mr. MOORE worked in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's international service, becoming senior producer for the Pacific region in 1946. In the late 1940s, he also did summer stints in the information division of the newly formed United Nations Secretariat in New York, and with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization seminar on education, writing and directing documentaries, three of which won the Peabody Award.
Meantime, he was directing plays for Spring Thaw, the annual Toronto revue that his mother had created under the auspices of the New Play Society (which they had jointly founded in 1946). He directed the first Spring Thaw, which opened on April 1, 1948, and ran for three performances at the theatre in the Royal Ontario Museum. His mother produced the revue until 1961, when she sold the production rights to her son. He bumped up the production values and the performance schedule, extending the annual run at the height of Spring Thaw's success into midsummer and across the country. In 1966, he began leasing the production rights to younger producers.
Always in the centre of the cultural action, Mr. MOORE was chief producer in television's fledgling days at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from 1950 to 1954, having turned down an offer from CBS to direct its top television drama series, Studio One. One of the people who answered to him at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was Norman Campbell, who had been working in radio in Vancouver. In 1952, he reported for duty as a television director, along with his wife, Elaine Campbell.
"I will always remember him as the first person I met at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation," she said yesterday of Mr. MOORE. "He was wonderful. He was so full of ideas." She remembers the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as expansive and accommodating, with nobody vacillating about productions by worrying about audience numbers or reactions. "If you had an idea, you went to Mavor, and said: 'I want to do this show or that show and you did it.'"
The Mavor MOORE show she remembers best from that time is Sunshine Town, based on Stephen Leacock's classic Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. Mr. MOORE wrote the book, lyrics and music for the show, which aired first on radio as The Hero of Mariposa on March 31, 1954, and then on television as Sunshine Town that December. It was also performed on stage in Toronto and Orillia, Ontario (Mr. Leacock's home town), and later revived at the Charlottetown Festival and the Mariposa Festival. "He had beautiful songs and it was a funny script based on Stephen Leacock's humour," said Mrs. Campbell. "He didn't miss a bit of it."
In 1954, Mr. MOORE quit the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to join Tyrone Guthrie at the new Stratford Festival, to act and to produce his own plays and musicals. His tenure was brief, but he did appear as Escalus in Measure for Measure in the festival's inaugural season.
His richest creative period was probably his years as the founding artistic director of the Charlottetown Festival, from 1964 to 1968. Mrs. Campbell tells a charming story about Mr. MOORE's reprising some songs about Anne of Green Gables from a television show that Mr. Campbell had produced, at the gala performance, in front of the Queen, at the opening of the Confederation Centre for the Arts in Charlottetown in 1964. Apparently, the Queen loved the songs but wondered where the rest of the show was. Mr. MOORE interpreted these comments as a "command" from the monarch and issued an invitation to the Campbells to come up with a musical about Anne.
And that was the genesis of the musical Anne of Green Gables. Mr. Campbell wrote the music, Don Harron adapted the book and Mrs. Campbell wrote many of the lyrics. In the end, Mr. MOORE contributed two key songs, The Words and Open the Window, which opens the second act. "He has been part of our trio ever since," she said.
After the breakup of his first marriage in the mid-1960s, Mr. MOORE married literary biographer Phyllis GROSSKURTH in May of 1968. Nathan Cohen announced their nuptials by writing in the Toronto Star: " Double congratulations to Mavor MOORE. He married literary historian Phyllis GROSSKURTH on Sunday, and on Monday Toronto City Council finally gave the go-ahead signal for the building of the St. Lawrence Centre." As general director, Mr. MOORE saw the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts opened and passed on the reins to Leon MAJOR in 1970.
The two men had met in the early '60s because Mr. MAJOR had directed a couple of Spring Thaws. Mr. MAJOR went to Halifax in 1963 to start the Neptune Theatre and invited Mr. MOORE to play Undershaft in Major Barbara. "It was very important to me to have him there because he was so knowledgeable and he could bring some weight to Neptune," Mr. MAJOR said.
Mr. MOORE also directed plays for Neptune in subsequent seasons. The two men worked together years later when Mr. MAJOR directed the opera Louis Riel, for which Mr. MOORE had written the libretto. "Working with him on that was a joy because he was a writer who didn't think every word he wrote was sacrosanct and he was supportive about the production," said Mr. MAJOR.
From the St. Lawrence Centre, Mr. MOORE accepted an appointment in the faculty of arts at the newly established York University in Toronto. While teaching at York, he took on yet another responsibility as the first artist appointed head of the Canada Council, a position he held from 1979 to 1983. York designated him professor emeritus in 1984 when he reached 65.
By now, his second marriage had ended. In 1979, he and Harry Freedman attended the Courtney Summer Youth Camp in British Columbia, supervising the production of the opera Abracadabra -- Mr. Freedman wrote the music and Mr. MOORE the libretto. Soprano Alexandra (Sandra) BROWNING was also there as a teacher and singer. "It was instant attraction," she said yesterday from Victoria. "Our eyes met in the cafeteria and we clicked." They were married the following year and have one daughter, Jessica.
He moved to British Columbia, settling first in Vancouver, then in Victoria in late 1980s. He made his presence known in the best possible way by teaching at the University of British Columbia, serving as co-chair of the World Conference on Arts, Business and Politics at Expo 86 in Vancouver, as founding chair of the British Columbia Arts Council from 1996 to 1998, and as an adjunct research professor in fine arts and humanities at the University of Victoria.
He published his aptly named memoirs, Reinventing Myself, in 1994 when he was 75, although he largely limited himself to the first 50 years of his life. In reviewing the book for The Globe and Mail, Martin Knelman called Mr. MOORE a "one-man cultural conglomerate." He praised the book as "a lively and informative memoir almost preposterously crammed with incident," but he chastised Mr. MOORE for his frustrating lack of disclosure and introspection not only about his own life, but his relationship with his formidable mother. But then that was one of Mr. MOORE's more charming qualities his diplomacy and his amicability that enabled him to get along with almost anybody, including his three wives, all of whom were on friendly terms with him until the end of his life.
James Mavor MOORE was born in Toronto on March 8, 1919. He died in Victoria after a period of declining health on December 18, 2006. He was 87. He is survived by his wife, Alexandra (Sandra) Browning, his five daughters and their families, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A tribute to his life will be held at the University Club in Victoria on January 6, 2007, at 2 p.m. Another celebration will be held in Toronto at a later date.

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GROSSKURTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-07 published
HOOD, Margaret Evelyn (née FORTUNE)
Peacefully with her family by her side, on Monday, February 6, 2006, in her 91st year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Robert Page and parents George and Maude FORTUNE. Loving mother of Robert (Faye KOSHEL), Bev (Jim COLLINS), Ginny (Fulvio) SALVATI and Frank (Debbie LOGAN.) Adoring grandma of Jesse, Tyler, Brendan, Drew, and Emily. Dear sister of the late Frank and Ken FORTUNE and Eula GROSSKURTH. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Jonathan ABRAMS, Dr. Lynn BENJAMIN and Community Care Access Centre of North York and Halton - Palliative Care Units in allowing us to keep our mom at home. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday. A celebration of Margaret's life will be held in the Ward Chapel on Thursday at 7: 30 p.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations to the Carpenter House Hospice or the Hill House Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be send to margaret.hood@wardfh.com

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