MARSHMAN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-07-12 published
COLEMAN, Alan Brant
At the London Health Science Centre on Tuesday July 4, 2006 of Flesherton, formerly of Hamilton in his 77th year. Was the beloved husband of Lillian MARSHMAN. Loving father of Brant (Willa) COLEMAN of Alliston, Candice COLEMAN of Hamilton, Teressa (Don) PETTIFER of Alliston, Brian (Joanne) PADDLEY of Newmarket, Robin (Manny) PADDLEY of Shelburne and the late Kathy PADDLEY- MEIER. He will be loved and remembered by his grandchildren Jessica, Amber, Britney, George, Brianna, and Amanda. Private family arrangements entrusted to Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation are greatly appreciated.
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MARSHMAN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-10-04 published
BOWLER, James William
At Grey Bruce Health Services Markdale Friday September 29, 2006 James William BOWLER of Markdale in his 63rd year. Loving father of Kevin BOWLER and his wife Gail of Shelburne and Tanya BURTON of Owen Sound. Dear brother of Ray BOWLER (Judy) of Perth, Gerald BOWLER (Linda) of Markdale, Doreen MARSHMAN (Bryan) of Wasaga Beach, Lynda ZAITZ (Pascal) of Markdale and Bruce BOWLER of Markdale. Grandfather of Reilly, Quinlynn and Daire BOWLER and Angela, Jailen and Levii BURTON. Sadly missed by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by son William Harvey BOWLER and his parents. The family received Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a funeral service was held Monday October 2, 2006 at 1 p.m. Cremation with interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, donations to Canadian Cancer Society, Diabetes Association or charity of choice would be appreciated.
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MARSHMAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-09-30 published
BOWLER, James William
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale, Friday September 29, 2006. James William BOWLER of Markdale in his 63rd year. Loving father of Kevin BOWLER and his wife Gail of Shelburne and Tanya BURTON of Owen Sound. Dear brother of Ray BOWLER (Judy) of Perth, Gerald BOWLER (Linda) of Markdale, Doreen MARSHMAN (Bryan) of Wasaga Beach, Lynda ZAITZ (Pascal) of Markdale and Bruce BOWLER of Markdale. Grandfather of Reilly, Quinlynn and Daire BOWLER and Angela, Jailen and Levii BURTON. Sadly missed by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by son William Harvey BOWLER and his parents. Family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale on Sunday 2-4: 00 p.m., and 7-9:00 p.m. where a funeral service will be held Monday October 2, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation with interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, donations to Canadian Cancer Society, Diabetes Association or charity of choice would be appreciated.

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MARSHMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-20 published
MARSHMAN, Lesley (January 20, 1971-January 20, 2002)
It doesn't take a special day To bring you to our minds A day without a thought of you Is very hard to find. Love Always Mom, Dad, Lisa, Lori, nieces and nephews.

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MARSISKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-27 published
HUCK, Ursula (née GERBER)
Passed away at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington, on Saturday, February 25, 2006, in her 64th year. Beloved wife of Fred. Loved mother of Diana EXNER and her husband Tom of Burlington, the late Christine HOWARD, and mother-in-law of Darrell HOWARD of Burlington. Cherished grandmother of Ryan and Stephanie HOWARD. Dear daughter of Friede GERBER and the late Gus of Markham, and sister of Linda MARSISKE (Gunther) of Ajax, Ilse WINKLER (Hermann) of New Jersey, Gerry GERBER (Vicki) of Burlington, and Lore DIEDRICK (Dave) of Markham. Sister-in-law of Herman HUCK (Else) of Richmond Hill. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333), on Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m., where Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment Burlington Memorial Gardens. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Canadian Cancer Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

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MARSKELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-11 published
DUNN, John Arthur Brady
(Veteran of World War 2, 45th Canadian Army Transport Company)
Peacefully on Tuesday, February 7, 2006, at St. Joseph's Health Centre. John, in his 87th year, treasured husband of Mary (nee GOUGH) for 59 years. Deeply loved father of the late Brady DUNN and his wife Angela, daughters Mary Susan HANIFEN (husband Terry,) and Ava HENYE (husband Rick.) Dear grandad of Darin, Rodney, Colin, and Mariza. Uncle of Robert CHRYSDALE, and Valerie MARSKELL. A Private Funeral Service has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Lynett Funeral Home.

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MARSLAND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-08 published
BRIGHTWELL, Major Eva (née HACKETT)
Under the attentive and loving care of staff at the Chelsey Park Retirement Community, Major Eva BRIGHTWELL, beloved Wife of Major Fred BRIGHTWELL (1987) and cherished Mother of Sylvia BRIGHTWELL and her partner Pamela HILL, was Promoted to Glory on Friday, April 7th, 2006. Born on January 21st, 1914 in Nottingham, England, Eva followed her Father, Ted HACKETT to Canada where she and her Mother settled in Calgary, Alberta. She is survived by her dear brother, Bob HACKETT and his wife Joy (Oakville,) and their daughters, Deborah and Laura (her partner Glenn). Great Aunt of Emma, Katie, Patricia and Jacob, and Rosalee and Russell RADER. Eva and Fred, Salvation Army Officers, retired to London in 1981 to be with their dear daughter and family and their closest friend, Brig. Doris MARSLAND. The BRIGHTWELLs served as Corps Officers in Newmarket, Simcoe, London South, Hamilton, Belleville, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Bermuda, Guelph, Sarnia and West Toronto. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Sunday, April 9th, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. Major Earle BIRT officiating. Interment will take place at Woodland Cemetery on Monday, April 10th at 10: 00 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Eva are asked to consider the Viriditas Centre, 138 Wellington Street, London, Ontario N6B 2K8 www.christchurchlondon.ca www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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MARSMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-19 published
POWELL, Helen Marion (née PENNIE)
Peacefully, at Saint_Joseph's Health Care Foundation - Mount Hope Centre For Long Term Care, London, on Sunday, September 17th, 2006, Helen Marion (PENNIE) POWELL of London in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Ernest POWELL (1988.) Daughter of the late James and Laura PENNIE. Loving mother of Don POWELL and his wife Ellen and Jim POWELL and his wife Mary, all of London. Much loved Grandmother of Allison and her husband Michael MARSMAN and Elizabeth and her husband Chris JENKINS, all of London. Predeceased by her brother Kenneth PENNIE and his wife Marjorie. Helen's infectious laugh and love of life will be remembered and cherished by those fortunate enough to have known her. Friends will be received by the family from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m., Thursday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday, September 22nd, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Canon R.W. FOSTER officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, Ontario N6A 3A1 or the Saint_Joseph's Hospitality Centre, 707 Dundas Street East, London, Ontario N5W 2Z5. The family would like to thank Doctor B.R. YEMCHUK and the nursing staff of Mount Hope who cared so well for Helen during her stay there. On-line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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MARSMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-20 published
POWELL, Helen Marion (PENNIE)
Peacefully, at Saint_Joseph's Health Care Foundation - Mount Hope Centre For Long Term Care, London, on Sunday, September 17th, 2006, Helen Marion (PENNIE) POWELL of London in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Ernest POWELL (1988.) Daughter of the late James and Laura PENNIE. Loving mother of Don POWELL and his wife Ellen and Jim POWELL and his wife Mary, all of London. Much loved Grandmother of Allison and her husband Michael MARSMAN and Elizabeth and her husband Chris JENKINS, all of London. Predeceased by her brother Kenneth PENNIE and his wife Marjorie. Helen's infectious laugh and love of life will be remembered and cherished by those fortunate enough to have known her. Friends will be received by the family from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m., Thursday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday, September 22nd, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Canon R.W. FOSTER officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, Ontario N6A 3A1 or the Saint_Joseph's Hospitality Centre, 707 Dundas Street East, London, Ontario N5W 2Z5. The family would like to thank Doctor B.R. YEMCHUK and the nursing staff of Mount Hope who cared so well for Helen during her stay there. On-line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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MARSMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-08 published
BRITTAIN, Gordon Robert
(Past Master of Georgina Lodge No. 343 G.R.C., Past Potentate of Rameses Temple No. 33 A.A.O.N.M.S., Honorary Inspector General 33rd Degree, Past Grand Junior Warden Grand Lodge of Canada in the province of Ontario, Companion Knight of Athelstan York Right College No. 41, Director Emeritus of Montreal Shrine Hospital, member of numerous Masonic Clodies and Shrine Temples. Member of the International Grapho-analysis Society, Veteran holding the rank of Petty Officer 2nd class in Canada's Merchant Navy serving in World War 2)
Painless and peacefully with his family by his side on March 7, 2006 at Scarborough General Hospital, in his 84th year. Predeceased in 2002 by his dear wife of 56 years Laura (née VAN DROOGENBROECK.) Loving father of Marie CLARK and her husband Rick, and Laura STAVRO and her husband Bob. Devoted grandfather of 5 grandchildren and beloved Bompa of 6 great-grandchildren. Gordon will be sadly missed by sisters Christine McFAYDEN and husband John (Smokey,) Eleanor JONES, sisters-in-law Julie MARSMAN, Georgette VAN DROOGENBROECK, Denise O'DONOGHUE and husband Pat. Gord will be greatly missed by his many nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Masonic Service Thursday 6: 30 p.m. A complete funeral service will be held at the Ogden Chapel on Friday 12: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Montreal Shrine Hospital, c/o Rameses Shrine Office, 3100 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3M 2H4.

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MARSOLAIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-07 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Gerry
Peacefully at Country Terrace Nursing Home, Komoka on Sunday, February 5th, 2006, Gerry STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Vicky MARSOLAIS of Rodney. Dear father of Steven, Danny and Ritchie (Bev,) Tammy and Dennis MARSOLAIS. Loving grandfather of Amanda, Justin, Jacob, Brandon, Scott, Frank, Ricky, Candice and Maxwell. Brother of Gord, Ron, Bill ROBBINS, Joyce LEWIS, Mary Jane FISHER and Carol LOCKWOOD (Glen.) Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held. Expressions of sympathy and donations (Heart and Stroke Foundation or London Humane Society) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services, 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com.

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MARSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-25 published
STEPHENS, Arnold
Passed away April 25th, 2005, one sad year ago today.
God saw the road was getting rough, the hills were hard to climb.
He gently closed your sleepy eyes, and whispered "You are mine".
Sadly missed, good Friends Steve and Gwen MARSON.

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MARSTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-26 published
EVERETT, Evelyn Marguerite
Peacefully in her sleep on January 25th, 2006. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Ernest, two brothers Harold and Jim MARSTON, and granddaughter Sandra Lucy. She will be missed by her two daughters Linda (Rick) of Toronto and Lorraine of Vernon, British Columbia and her son Ted of Toronto; three grandchildren Christopher of Toronto, David (Tracy) of Edmonton, and Lee Anne (Sean) of Milton, and four great-grandchildren Michelle, Cory, Michael (Amy), and Martin (Jen) and great-great-grandchild Justin. Friends and family will be received at The Simple Alternative Funeral Home, 275 Lesmill Road, Toronto (416-441-1580) on Friday, January 27th. Visitation at 11: 00 a.m. Service at 12 noon, reception following.

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MARSTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-28 published
MARSTON, Marie Emily Jane
Peacefully, at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, on Thursday, January 26, 2006, in her 68th year. Marie, dearly beloved wife of Daniel, and loving mother of Danny (Nicole), and Jamie. Beloved Grandma of Marissa, Terra, and Tommy. Friends may call at Community Alternative Funeral Home, 83 Hunter Street West (at the bridge), Peterborough, from 2 p.m. on Monday, January 30, 2006, for a Funeral Service in the Chapel at 4: 00 p.m. If desired, online condolences to the family, directions to the service and donations to Life Outreach International may be made at www.CommunityAlternative.ca or by calling Community Alternative Funeral Home at (705) 742-1875.

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MART o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-11-22 published
VERBRUGGEN, Martin " John"
Passed away suddenly as a result of an accident on November 14th, 2006 at the age of 28. John, beloved son of Elly and Jan. Loving brother of Jack, Joey, Jason and Jeffrey. Dear grand_son of Leny, Kryn, and step-grand_son of Henny VERBRUGGEN. Predeceased by Oma Johanna and Opa MART. Dear nephew of Corrie and her husband Vince, John and his wife Edith, Alex, Joanne and her husband Ron, and Walter. Cousin of Samantha, Michael, Dryden, John Allen, Lisa, Johanna, Jerri, Todd and Rhonda. Survived by Jaap and his wife Marja and many relatives in Holland. Funeral Services were held at the Christian Reformed Church, Poplar Sideroad, Collingwood, on Tuesday November 21, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery, Collingwood. Arrangements entrusted to the Chatterson Funeral Home, Collingwood.
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MARTAYAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-20 published
TUNTOGLU, Azaduhi (TUNDAIAN)
Peacefully at Leisureworld on Wednesday, April 19, 2006. Loving wife of the late Papken. Dear mother of Shayen, Dikranuhi and her husband Vahan BENGLIAN, and Ani and her husband Ron ADAIR. Grandmother of Laura, Richard and David. Beloved sister of Bercuhi MARTAYAN and the late Mihran KAZAN. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, April 21st. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, April 22nd at 10 o'clock. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to Hayastan Foundation Canada, 5005 Steeles Avenue East, Suite 208, Scarborough, Ontario M1V 5K1.

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MARTEL o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2006-06-07 published
MARTEL--In loving memory of our dear mother "Tessie" who left us June 4, 2003.
She fought so hard to stay with us
She knew we'd miss her so
But God knew she was hurting
And said "it's time to go.
"She suffered long without complaint
Oh yes she paid her dues
She never once said "pity me
"Just smiled and saw it through.
Her pain has stopped, the hurting done
How we miss her dear sweet face
God took her hand and led her home
She's in a better place.
Three years ago she left us
With fond memories ever more
We all know she will be waiting
On the other shore.
Always loved and remembered by Darlene and Bill, Norma and Allan, Don and Ruth.

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MARTEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-04 published
HAMPTON's father dies of heart attack
By Canadian Press, Wed., January 4, 2006
Toronto -- George HAMPTON, the father of Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Howard HAMPTON, has died. He was 78.
HAMPTON died late Monday after suffering a heart attack in a hospital in Fort Frances, New Democratic Party officials said yesterday.
He was a lifelong resident of the northwestern Ontario community, where he worked as a truck driver and in the local lumber mill.
HAMPTON is survived by his wife, Elsie, three children and six grandchildren.
Howard HAMPTON, 53, has been provincial New Democratic Party leader since June 1996 and served as a cabinet minister under former premier Bob RAE. He is married to Nickel Belt member of provincial parliament Shelley MARTEL. They have two children.
Premier Dalton McGuinty offered his condolences to the HAMPTON family.
"I know that losing a father can leave a deep hole in your life and it must be particularly hard to lose someone you love so close to the holidays, which is a time to celebrate as a family," McGuinty said in a statement.
"I know that for Howard, his mother, Elsie, and for his family, this loss is so deep."
A funeral has been scheduled for Friday in Fort Frances.

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MARTEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-05 published
DAHL, Theresa Rose Marie (née MOUSSEAU)
Peacefully at Woodstock General Hospital on Friday, June 2, 2006, Theresa Rose Marie DAHL (née MOUSSEAU) of Woodstock at the age of 80. Beloved wife of Walter for nearly 60 years. Dear mother of Toni MARTEL (Rene) of Woodstock, Agnes DAHL of London, Lori DYKE (Jim) of Victoria Harbour, Edna KOERT (Ben) of Monkton, Ontario, Cecile MUNRO (Ross) of Stratford, Susan SPANJERS (Bill) of Ingersoll, Bill DAHL (Kathleen) of London, Paulette DAHL (Len) of Sudbury and the late Anna Marie DAHL. Lovingly remembered by 20 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Bernadette DIESBOURG (John) of London and the late Sarah Long, Denise Rochleau, Arthur Mousseau and Paul Mousseau. Theresa was a member of the Catholic Women's League for over 50 years. Friends will be received at the Smith-Leroy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers and C.W.L. prayers at the funeral home on Monday evening at 6: 30 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Rita Catholic Church, 904 Dundas Street, Woodstock on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. with Father Chris GEVAERT officiating. Interment at Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Woodstock Hospital Foundation-Palliative Care or the Capuchins of Central Canada would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com.

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MARTEL o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-21 published
ABRAHAM, Audrey Isabelle (née DOIG)
(March 4, 1921-March 18, 2006)
Beloved wife, friend and companion of 64 years to Douglas Albert ABRAHAM. Survived by son David Ross ABRAHAM and wife Francine (MARTEL) and grand_son's Andrew Scott ABRAHAM and Mark Douglas ABRAHAM, all of Ottawa and sister Eileen MOSS of Peterborough. Predeceased by parents Herbert Francis DOIG and Charlotte Edith (HANSON) and brother Harold Francis DOIG. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 23, 11: 00 a.m. at the Highland Park Visitation/Reception Centre, (2510 Bensfort Road, at River Road South, 745-6984). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Research Group.

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MARTEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-04 published
Ontario New Democratic Party leader's father dies
By Canadian Press
George HAMPTON, the father of Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Howard HAMPTON, has died. He was 78.
HAMPTON died late Monday after suffering a heart attack in a hospital in Fort Frances, Ontario, New Democratic Party officials said yesterday. He was a lifelong resident of the northwestern Ontario community, where he worked as a truck driver and in the local lumber mill.
HAMPTON leaves his wife, Elsie, three children and six grandchildren.
Howard HAMPTON, 53, has been provincial New Democratic Party leader since June 1996 and served as a cabinet minister under former premier Bob RAE.
He is married to Nickel Belt member of provincial parliament Shelley MARTEL. They have two children.
Premier Dalton McGuinty offered his condolences to the HAMPTON family saying: "I know that losing a father can leave a deep hole in your life."
A funeral has been scheduled for Friday in Fort Frances.

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MARTELL o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2006-05-31 published
MARTELL--In memory of our dear mother Tessie, who passed away June 4, 2003.
A special smile, a special face and in our heart, a special place.
No words we speak can ever say how much we miss you every day.
To hear your voice and see your smile, to sit and talk with you awhile,
To be together in the same old way, would be our dearest wish today.
Put your arms around her God, treat her with special care,
Make up for all she suffered here, and all that seems unfair.
Loved and sadly missed, Frances and Donna.

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MARTELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-21 published
MARTELL, Michael
October 21, 2005. In loving memory of my husband Michael.
We remember your good heart, sense of humour and the helping hand that you so often extended to others. What the heart once owned and had, it shall never lose. Loving remembered by wife Patricia, family and Friends.

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MARTELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-03 published
RILEY, Levi W.
Peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 1, 2006, Levi W. RILEY of Chippewa of the Thames First Nation in his 78th year. Predeceased by his wife Viola (née MARTELL.) Dear father of Evelyn and Wanda (Mike). Dear grandpa of Priscilla (Janet), Courtney, Charlee, Willow and Michael. Great-Grandpa of Misty, Webster, Joseph, Deseray, Sequoia and Sha-Kwe-Den. Also loved by many nieces, nephews, family and Friends. Friends may call at the home of Levi RILEY, 542 Anishnawbeg Rd (first sideroad off Longwoods Road) today Friday, November 3rd. Funeral Service to follow on Saturday from the Chippewa Community Centre commencing at 11 a.m. Interment Colborne Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Elliott-Madill Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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MARTELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-06 published
RILEY, Levi W.
Peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 1, 2006, Levi W. RILEY of Chippewa of the Thames First Nation in his 78th year. Predeceased by his wife Viola (née MARTELL,) son Leeland, and grand-son Ron MARTELL. Dear father of Evelyn and Wanda (Mike.) Dear grandpa of Priscilla (Janet), Courtney, Charlee, Willow and Michael. Great-Grandpa of Misty, Webster, Joseph, Deseray, Sequoia and Sha-Kwe-Den. Also loved by many nieces, nephews, family and Friends. Friends may call at the home of Levi RILEY, 542 Anishnawbeg Rd (first sideroad off Longwoods Road) today Friday, November 3rd. Funeral Services for the late Levi RILEY were held on Saturday from the Chippewa Community Centre. Interment Colborne Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Elliott-Madill Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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MARTELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-17 published
HILLIKER, Clayton " Marvin"
Suddenly in London on Friday December 15th, 2006 Clayton "Marvin" HILLIKER of R.R.#1 Muncey in his 37th year. Beloved son of Karen ANTONE, Ray KECHEGO, Garry SNAKE and predeceased by Don DELEARY and survived by his children Hubert, Robin, and Tiffany DELEARY. Dear father of Kelie, and Justin HILLIKER and Warren STURGEON. Dear brother of Annette HILLIKER, Priscilla MARTELL, Angélique SNAKE and brothers Richard BOOKER, Edward HILLIKER, Floyd (Alecia) DELEARY, Garry SNAKE Jr., David SNAKE and Micheal and predeceased by brothers Mitchell and Ron MARTELL. Survived by grandma Aletha PRATT, uncle Goldwyn RILEY, great uncle Marvin HILLIKER, Lindsay ARMSTRONG, aunts Wilma and Cheryl SNAKE. Special nieces and nephews: Raquel and Jordan HILLIKER, James, Robert, Alia, Joshua, Autumn, Shana and great nieces Sumara and Aubree. Predeceased by grandma Elsie RILEY and grandpa Edward HILLIKER. Also predeceased by aunt Donna SNAKE. Friends may call at the home of Karen ANTONE (826 Switzer Drive Chippewa The Thames 1st Nation) on Sunday, December 17th. Funeral service to follow on Monday from the home commencing at 11 a.m. Cremation with interment at a later date. Donations to the Canadian Kidney Foundation would be appreciated. Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mount Brydges entrusted with arrangements.

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MARTELLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-26 published
BURNETT, Ben (July 30, 1981-December 26, 2002)
Those we love we never lose, For always they will be, Loved, remembered, treasured, Always in our memory. Dad and Step Mom, Bob and Judy BURNETT, Grandmother Helen BURNETT, Uncle Bill BURNETT, Step-Sister Kim MARTELLE.

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MARTEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-04 published
MARTEN, Enid
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Enid MARTEN at Longworth Long Term Care Centre, London on Thursday February 2nd, 2006, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Philip Stephen MARTEN. Mother of David and Betty Ann. Grandmother of Jennifer, Lisa, Jon, Philip and Grant. Great Grandmother of Kayla, Brittany, Tiffany and Savanah. Dear sister of Gladys DEANE. Predeceased by her sister Gertrude PARKER and brothers Harold ROBERTS and Lynn ROBERTS. Friends may call at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London on Monday, February 6th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service from Richards Memorial United Church on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Tributes may be left a www.mem.com

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MARTEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-13 published
GOUGH, Ron William
Suddenly at Sprucedale Care Centre Strathroy on Tuesday December 12th 2006, Ron William GOUGH of Strathroy in his 59th year. Beloved husband and best friend for 37 years to Nancy (OAKLEY) GOUGH of Strathroy. Dear father of Jeff GOUGH and his wife Jenny of Napier and Jeremy GOUGH and his wife Michelle of Strathroy. Loving grandpa and greatest hockey fan of Christopher, Mathew, Desaré, Riley and baby Lucas. Also survived by his brother Rick GOUGH and his wife Mary-Lou of London and nieces, nephews and cousins as well as his Uncle Allan GOUGH of Forest and his Aunts Donna GOUGH and Vi KELLESTINE of London and Ginny and Bert MARTEN of Kelowna, British Columbia. Remembered by his step mother Donna (SMITH) GOUGH of Strathroy. Predeceased by his parents Bill and Sheila (WOOD) GOUGH. Ron will be missed at local arenas and ball diamonds. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home 32 Metcalfe St. W. Strathroy on Wednesday December 13th from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Thursday December 14th at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Charles SEED officiating. Interment Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Connecticut Scanner fund, Victorian Order of Nurses Strathroy, and Parkwood Hospital Stroke Rehab Unit would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a memorial to Ron.

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MARTEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-01 published
PURDIE, John Donald (1935-2006)
In loving memory of John Donald PURDIE 1935-2006. Donald passed away suddenly but peacefully at home on June 21st, 2006. Beloved husband of Mary Elizabeth Jane PURDIE (WILKINS.) Loving father of George Matthew Dean PURDIE of St. Catharines, Ontario and Sarah GALBRAITH- MARTEN (PURDIE) of Toronto, Ontario, and her husband Jeremy GALBRAITH- MARTEN, their son, Pompa's grand_son Jake Dean. Donald will be sadly missed by his brother George James (Jim) PURDIE and his wife Elaine. Born July 3rd, 1935 in Orillia, Ontario to John George Wilson PURDIE and Dorothy Luella PURDIE (CLEGG,) Don grew up in Kirkland Lake, Ontario and graduated high school from Ridley College in 1954, and University of Toronto Engineering in 1958. Don worked as a mechanical engineer at Falconbridge for 35 years, and upon his retirement continued to spend time with things he loved - his wife, his children, his extended family, the cottage at Birch Island, Ontario, his golf game (and the games of his various playing partners) and his Friends. Don had a wonderful sense of humour, a sparkle in his eye, and a real desire to live life to the fullest. Donald will be missed by all those who knew him and his care and concern for this wife Jane will not be forgotten. Funeral services were held in Sudbury on Tuesday, June 27. Cremation. Donations in memory of J. Donald PURDIE can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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MARTENS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-14 published
GEURTJENS, Johanna (née MEEUWS)
Mother, housewife and retired farmer, she went peacefully into the night with her family at her side, on Thursday, January 12, 2006. Johanna (MEEUWS) GEURTJENS, of Tillsonburg, formerly of R.R.#2, Vienna, Ontario, in her 75th year. Her hobbies included gardening, reading and caring for her children and grandchildren. Already sadly missed, she is now on her eternal journey. The family is forever grateful to Josie and Kathy for their loving and constant care of mother in her own home until the very last day. Dear daughter of the late Judocus MEEUWS and the late former Josephina SCHMITZ. Predeceased by her husband George GEURTJENS (July 16, 1977). Dear mother and mother-in-law of: John and Theresa GEURTJENS, and grandchildren Carly and Greg (Guelph;) Josie and Dr. Paul EDWARDS, and grandchildren Emily and Ian (Langton) Kathy and Brent MANARY, and grandchildren Tanya, Cassandra, Deron and Jennifer (Vienna;) Peter and Patti GEURTJENS, and grand_son Gavin (Eden). Survived by three sisters and two brothers: Annie MEEUWS (Netherlands,) Riet MARTENS (and Noud) (Netherlands,) Josina KLEINZIEVERINK (and Jerry) (Vienna,) Sjef MEEUWS (and Dinie) (Netherlands,) Martien MEEUWS (and Toos) (Netherlands.) Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins in Canada and Holland. Predeceased by a son-in-law John TEALL. Resting at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg, until Monday morning, January 16, 2006, thence to Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tillsonburg, for Mass Of A Christian Burial at 10: 00 a.m. by Reverend Fr. Matthew GEORGE. Interment in Tillsonburg Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations (by cheque only) to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. Visitation on Sunday 2: 00-5:00 p.m. Parish Prayers on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Love Always, her Family

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MARTENS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-01 published
BROOKS, Mary Elizabeth " Betty" (née BROOKS)
77, of Hollywood, Florida passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2006. Beloved daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth EICKMEYER) BROOKS. Dear sister of Robert BROOKS and wife Louise of Kelowna, British Columbia, Donna MARTENS and husband Roger of Ridgeville, Kathy BROOKS of Toronto and Charlene GOLDSMITH and husband Peter of London. Predeceased by her daughter, Frances Elizabeth MILLER and brother-in-law Bob BLACKBURN. Friends will be received at the Lockhart Funeral Home, 109 Montreal Street, Mitchell on Saturday, April 15, 2006 from 12: 00 noon until time of memorial service at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Camillia LAROUCHE officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, Mitchell. Memorial donations to the Humane Society, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Brain Tumor Foundation or Ritz Villa Missing Link would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.lockhartfuneralhome.com

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MARTENS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-13 published
GRIFFETH, Doctor William Hugh, D.D.S.
At the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Saturday, December 9, 2006 Doctor W. Hugh GRIFFETH, D.D.S. of Grand Bend, Ontario. Beloved husband of the late Julie (REMMERDE) GRIFFETH, dear friend of Marius and Rea MARTENS of Grand Bend, dear brother of Bruce GRIFFETH of London, also survived by several nieces and nephew. Predeceased by brothers Jack and Ross GRIFFETH and sisters Louise WILSON and Eleanor LOVE. Interment in Parkhill Cemetery. M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street Parkhill (519-294-6382) entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mr. GRIFFETH.

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MARTENSEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-01 published
KEARNS, Joyce
Of London, on Friday, September 29, 2006, at the London Health Sciences Centre (Victoria Campus), in her 78th year. Dearly loved mother of Alan CRONHEIMER of Vancouver, John D. and his wife of Mapleton, Kim and his wife Lee of Wheatley, William and his wife Michelle of Wheatley and the late Ian CRONHEIMER, Debra and her husband Russ MARTENSEN of Vancouver and step-mother of Cheryl and her husband Warren MILLS and Wendy and her husband Stephen MORGAN of Orillia. Dear sister Jack and Ralph WEAVILL of England. Sadly missed by a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Joyce was born in Huddersfield, England on March 9, 1929. She came to Canada in 1950. A service to celebrate Joyce's life will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. The ashes will be interred at a later date in Tara Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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MARTENSEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-03 published
KEARNS, Joyce
Of London, on Friday, September 29, 2006, at the London Health Sciences Centre (Victoria Campus), in her 78th year. Beloved wife of Paul KEARNS and dearly loved mother of Alan CRONHEIMER of Vancouver, John D. and his wife Kathryn of Mapleton, Kim and his wife Lee of Wheatley, William and his wife Michelle of Wheatley and the late Ian CRONHEIMER, Debra and her husband Russ MARTENSEN of Vancouver and step-mother of Cheryl and her husband Warren MILLS and Wendy and her husband Stephen MORGAN of Orillia. Dear sister of Jack and Ralph WEAVILL of England. Sadly missed by a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Joyce was born in Huddersfield, England on March 9, 1929. She came to Canada in 1950. A service to celebrate Joyce's life will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. The ashes will be interred at a later date in Tara Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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MARTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-18 published
MARTER, Frank
Peacefully at Chelsey Park Nursing Home, London on Sunday, December 17, 2006 in his 94th year. Beloved husband of the late Sybil (PEARSON) MARTER. Predeceased by his parents Arthur and Mary Jane MARTER, his brother John MARTER and sister Mary McCLELLAND. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Frank was a longtime member of First-St. Andrews United Church. A memorial service will be conducted on Tuesday, December 19 at 1: 00 p.m. in the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James Street at Richmond, London. Cremation with interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. Memorial contributions to charity of choice would be gratefully acknowledged.

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MARTI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-27 published
LAKIHAZI, George
Passed away peacefully, after a prolonged illness, on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at Centenary Hospital. Loving husband of Magda. Father of Ildi DEREZA and her husband Michael and grandfather of Christine. He will also be remembered by his family in Hungary, brother in law Doctor Ihasz IMRE and his family, niece Ihasz MARTI, nephew Ihasz ZOLTAN and family and his relatives in Brazil. We cherish his memory. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church (21 Markanna Dr.) Scarborough, on Saturday, April 29, 2006 at 11 a.m.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-03-14 published
SKYE, Amber Jene
Suddenly as the result of an accident on Sunday March 12, 2006 in her 23rd year. Beloved mother of Austin SKYE. Loving daughter of Anita (Sue) SKYE and Gene THOMAS. Dear sister of Robert and Marsha SKYE, Gina THOMAS and Anthony HILL, and Troy and Lindsay. Aunt of Mason, Jalen, and Keaton. Granddaughter of Bruce and the late Eleanor SKYE, and the late Jacob Sr. and Doris THOMAS. Niece of Virgil SKYE, Alva and John THOMAS, Tammy MARTIN, Carolyn SKYE, and the late Robert SKYE. Also survived by and will be sadly missed by many other aunts, uncles, cousins and Friends. Resting at her parents home 2267 Onondaga Road after 2 p.m. Monday. Funeral Service and burial will be held at the Lower Cayuga Longhouse on Wednesday March 15, 2006 at 11 a.m. Arrangements by Styres Funeral Home, Ohsweken

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MARTIN o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-03-20 published
MARTIN, David William
Suddenly at home on Saturday, March 18, 2006 in his 54th year. Beloved husband of Lois (née McINTYRE.) Cherished son of Reg and Noreen MARTIN of New Brunswick. Much loved brother of Gerald (Lynda), Paul (Stephanie) all of New Brunswick, Don (Michele) of Brantford. Dearest son-in-law of Mary McINTYRE of London. Much loved brother-in-law of Rodey (Elizabeth), Neal, Jay all of London, Eric (Andrea) of Parry Sound. Dear uncle of Chris, Greg, Shasta, Jason, Ryan, Brad, Sean, Kyle, Pamela and Matthew. He will be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and Friends. Family and Friends will be received at the Dennis Toll Funeral Home 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers at 8: 00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at St. Basil's Roman Catholic Church, 50 Palace Street, Brantford at 10: 30 a.m. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be greatly appreciated by the family. www.dennistoll.ca

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MARTIN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-09-27 published
MARTIN, Eva Emily (WILTSHIRE)
In memory of our dear mother; and grandmother Eva Emily (WILTSHIRE) MARTIN who passed away five years ago September 30, 2001.
We feel your gentle presence in the hush of every dawn
We see you in the sunlight that makes the day so bright, and in the stars that shine at night
We will not lose the one we love for she will always stay in all that's bright and beautiful around us everyday.
Precious forever are the memories of you
Today, tomorrow our whole life through.
- Lovingly remembered by your family.
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MARTIN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-09-27 published
MARTIN, Eva Emily (WILTSHIRE)
In loving memory of Eva Emily (WILTSHIRE,) dear mother and grandmother who left us September 30, 2001.
Five years have past, oh, where does the time go?,
Have you ever lost a mother who meant the world to you?
One you loved so very much and miss her like we do?
Have you ever had a heartache that just won't go away?
Bitter tears that drop like falling rain out of control once a day?
We all witness this one time or another
Time goes on and we don't forget,
Losing you, mother has been the worst part yet
- Sadly missed each and every day by Christine, Glen, Priscilla and Brandi
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MARTIN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-10-11 published
HUNTER, " Kay" Verna Elizabeth (née KENNEDY)
(December 15, 1923 to October 3, 2006)
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Kay at the Grey Bruce Health Services Markdale. Beloved wife of Matt HUNTER for 63 years. Loving and loved mother of Dennis of Wilcox Lake, Diane HUNTER of Hamilton, John (Sharon) of Kitchener and Bob (Wendy) of Hamilton. Grandmother to Joel, Andrew, Maft and Mike. Predeceased by her parents John and Maria KENNEDY, brothers Jim and Goldie (both Veterans of World War 2), brothers-in-law Harvey and Tom HUNTER, sisters-in-law Irene and Ron HILLER and Ruby and Charles WEINER. Survived by her sisters-in-law Viola (Bob) MARTIN of Shelburne, Betty KENNEDY of Toronto and her little Buddy "Benji". Mom was a feisty Scot who dearly loved her family. We will always remember her wonderful sense of humour, singing, winter camp fires, tea and cookies after school, fishing, tobogganing, skiing and Hallowe'en. We will miss you more than anyone knows. We who love you will never forget. We now have another guardian angel watching over us. "Up your kilt, Katie". The family received Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Thursday October 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Services were held in the funeral home chapel on Friday October 6 at 11 a.m. Interment McNeil Cemetery, Priceville. Memorial contributions to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation or the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.
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MARTIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-01-12 published
DONCHUK, Alexander Samuel
At the Southampton Care Centre on Monday, January 9th, 2006, at the age of 84 years, Chuck DONCHUCK of Port Elgin and formerly of Timmins (Gold Centre). Loving husband of the former Theresa McDONALD. Wonderful father to Leona and her husband Harry ORSZTYNOWICZ of Port Elgin, Marlaine and her husband Michael NORKUM of Owen Sound, and Melinda and her husband Dino MARTIN of Fairbanks, Alaska. Poppa to Tanya, Andrea and her husband Shawn SWAN, Jeffrey, Kristen and her husband Jeremy QUINN, Drew, Megan, Kaila and her husband Chris CAMERON, and Brett MARTIN. Great-grandfather to baby Ethan Swan. Brother of Mary and her husband Bernard Spence of Timmins. He is predeceased by two sisters Sonia BOWKER and Kay FAIRMAN. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin on Thursday evening, January 12th from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday morning, January 13th, at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Mike FRANCIS officiating. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. A gathering with the family will follow in the Reception Suite of the funeral home. Memorial contributions to Canadian Food for Children would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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MARTIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-01-25 published
HELLINGS, Walter
A resident of Chatham., Walter HELLINGS died at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Sunday, January 22nd, 2006 at the age of 66. Born in The Netherlands, son of the late Martin and Johanna HUIJBERTS) HELLINGS. Beloved husband of Cathy (DONAIS) HELLINGS. Loving step-father of Cindy BOUDREAU of Chatham. Grandfather of Christopher WILSON and Danielle WILSON. Brother of Mary BECHARD and her late husband William J. BECHARD (1992) and the late Marinus HELLINGS (1947.) Uncle of Jeffrey BECHARD of Chatham. Brother-in-law of Oscar DONAIS, Annette DONAIS, Bob and Mary DONAIS, Tom DONAIS, Vincent DONAIS and Nancy BARET, Jim and Ruth DONAIS, Carol MARTIN, Gary and Diane HUTCHINS. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will take place at a later date. Donations, made by cheque to Heart and Stoke or Alzheimer Society appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com Arrangements entrusted to McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, Ontario 519-351-2040.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-08 published
MARTIN, Christopher John
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Sunday March 5th, 2006. Chris MARTIN of Southampton in his 58th year. Proud and loving father of Matthew of Port Elgin. Best friend of Louise MARTIN also of Port Elgin. Dear son of Marjorie MARTIN of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Also survived by his brother Roger and his wife Marilyn of Barrie. Chris will be remembered by his daughter Jenny, by his many nieces and nephews, by his Friends of the Optimists and by the many Friends he met through his love of sports. Predeceased by his father John. Cremation. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, on Sunday March 19th, 2006 from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. A Memorial Service to Celebrate Chris's Life will be held in the Chapel of the Funeral Home on Monday March 20th at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Margaret GREENHOW will officiate. Disposition of Ashes Sanctuary Park Memorial Wall, Port Elgin. Expressions of Remembrance to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital M.R.I. Campaign or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com

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MARTIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-09 published
MARTIN, Christopher John
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Sunday March 5th, 2006. Chris MARTIN of Southampton in his 58th year. Proud and loving father of Matthew of Port Elgin. Best friend of Louise MARTIN also of Port Elgin. Dear son of Marjorie MARTIN of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Also survived by his brother Roger and his wife Marilyn of Barrie. Chris will be remembered by his daughter Jenny, by his many nieces and nephews, by his Friends of the Optimists and by the many Friends he met through his love of sports. Predeceased by his father John. Cremation. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, on Sunday March 19th, 2006 from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. A Memorial Service to Celebrate Chris's Life will be held in the Chapel of the Funeral Home on Monday March 20th at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Margaret GREENHOW will officiate. Disposition of Ashes Sanctuary Park Memorial Wall, Port Elgin. Expressions of Remembrance to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital M.R.I. Campaign or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eagleasonfuneralhome.com
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MARTIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-13 published
ORMSBY, Vera Ellen (née STEPHENS)
At Errinrung Residence in Thornbury, on Friday, March 10, 2006. Vera Ellen ORMSBY of Meaford, daughter of the late Norman and Maria (McLEAN) STEPHENS, in her 90th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Alex ORMSBY in 1994. Loved mother of Verla CRAMP- WHITE/WHYTE (Ivan WHITE/WHYTE) of Meaford; Coreen CLARKE (Jim) also of Meaford and Sandra HODGKINSON (Claire) of Stayner. Predeceased by a son-in-law Ross CRAMP of Meaford. Sadly missed by grandchildren Lynn CHADDER (Christopher) and Steven CRAMP (Julie,) Alan CLARKE (Lori,) Rick HODGKINSON, and Lori GRANO (John.) Predeceased by a grand_son Bill CLARKE. Loving great grandmother of Phillip and Stephanie, Will and Olivia, Jimmie and Mitchell, and Ashton. Dear sister of Henry STEPHENS (late Hilda) of Chatsworth and Marjorie HODGKINSON (Elmer) of Meaford and sister-in-law of Muriel STEPHENS (late Lawrence) of Markdale and Dave MARTIN (late Lillian) of Wiarton. Also remembered by several nieces and nephews and their families. Funeral services, officiated by Reverend Steve WEBB, will be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Monday March 13, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. with visiting from 12 noon until the hour of service. Interment and committal service will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford General Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice would be appreciated.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-30 published
ROBINSON, Ethel Marie (née JOHNSON)
Peacefully, at Summit Place on Tuesday, March 28, 2006. Marie ROBINSON (née JOHNSON) formerly of Stoney Creek and Parry Sound in her 91st year. Wife of the late Herbert Lloyd (Robbie) ROBINSON. Dear mother of Murray and his wife Mary Beth of Owen Sound and Jean and her husband Martin CHAMBERS of Stoney Creek. Beloved Momson of Jeff ROBINSON and his wife Diane, Robyn and her husband Bill MARTIN and Butch ROBINSON. Great grandmother of Aaron, Sarah, Nicole and T.J. Funeral services will be conducted in Fenwick, Ontario. For further information or to make a memorial donation to the Timothy Christian School or the charity of your choice, please contact the Tannahill Funeral Home 376-3710.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-30 published
McNEIL, Shirley
Of Chesley, formerly of Southampton passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 28th, 2006 in her 65th year. Mother of Tammy DONER (Al TAILOR/TAYLOR) of Southampton, Linda Trafelet GOODMAN (Don) of Guelph and Bruce TRAFELET (Mandy) of Southampton. Proud grandmother of Shawn, Lise and Tyson. Shirley is also survived by her sisters, Betty and Marg and brother, Crawford as well as many nieces and nephews. Long time friend of Bev and Ralph SHULAR. Former wife of Thomas TRAFELET of Southampton. Predeceased by her infant daughter Theresa, granddaughter Christine and her parents, Malcolm and Laura (MARTIN) McNEIL. A celebration of Shirley's life will be held on Saturday, April 1st, 2006 from 1: 00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Walker House (146 High St.) Southampton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Parkview Manor Residents Fund or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-04-24 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Lorna Georgina (MARTIN)
Peacefully at Saint Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, on Sunday, April 23, 2006. The former Lorna Georgina MARTIN, of Sauble Beach, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of John. Cherished mother of Ruth and her husband Alec McCORMICK, of Toronto; Patricia and her husband Lynton STRATHDEE, of Stouffville; and Steven and his wife Mary, of Sauble Beach. Loving grandmother of Jonathan, Katherine, Carolyn, Lynnea, Bryan, Brett, David, and Mark. Sister of Violet MARTIN, of Toronto. Predeceased by her brothers Joe, Jack and George and sisters Maud and Marg. Friends may call at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Thursday evening from 6: 00 to 8:00 p.m. A service celebrating Lorna's life will be conducted from the Hepworth Baptist Church on Friday April 28th at 2 o'clock. Pastor Jonathan DART officiating. Interment in Zion Cemetery, Hepworth. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Hepworth Baptist Church would be greatly appreciated. A Maple tree will be planted at the funeral home in memory of Lorna. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-09 published
MARTIN, Harold
In loving memory of a husband, father and grandfather, Harold, who passed away June 9th, 1996.
Your memory is our keepsake
With which we'll never part.
God has you in his keeping
We have you in our hearts.
Lovingly remembered by Blanche, Glen, Laura, Brent, Andrew and Matthew.
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MARTIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-13 published
FENWICK, Kenneth John (June 4, 1943-June 11, 2006)
Of St. Clements, peacefully at the K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital as the result of kidney cancer at 63 years of age. Ken was the loving devoted husband of Erla (STEPHAN) for 41 years. Dearest and cherished father of Stephen (Lisa) of Chippewa, and Jennifer of Waterloo and her friend Ben HAYNES of Stratford. Survived by his father John FENWICK of Tara, his sister Ruby WATTS of Freelton, and his brother Harvey (Penny) and nephew Stacy (Crystal) all of Owen Sound. Fondly remembered by his brother-in-law, Lloyd (Linda) STEPHEN, sister-in-law Isobel (Jeff) PEARSON, and Shirley MARTIN all of Kitchener-Waterloo, and many nieces and nephews and their spouses. Predeceased by one daughter and four sons in infancy (1965-1970), his mother Marie (1986), his niece Marci FENWICK (2006,) and his brother-in-law Wallace WATTS (1995,) and his father and mother-in-law Reinhard and Elsie STEPHAN. Ken was employed by Waterloo Region School Board where he was positioned at Lester B. Pearson School. He was also employed by Cambridge Leaseholds for 19.5 years at Waterloo Town Square and Conestoga Mall. He was also a member of the Canadian Ornamental and Game Bird Association and a member of Saint Peter's Lutheran Church in Heidelberg. He will be fondly remembered by his large circle of Friends. The family will receive Friends at David Macleod Funeral Home, 617 King Street, N., Waterloo (across from the Home Depot) on Tuesday (today) from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Saint Peter's Lutheran Church, Heidelberg on Thursday, June 15, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service. Rev. Olaf POULSEN officiating. Interment Saint Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Heidelberg. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Building Fund of Saint Peter's Lutheran Church, Heidelberg would be appreciated by the family.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-07-10 published
McLEAN, William “Bill” McCormick
Bill McLEAN, born in Greenock, Scotland on March 22, 1926, a son of the late John and Lillius (McCORMICK) McLEAN, passed away in Meaford in Thursday July 6, 2006 in his 81st year. Bill was the beloved husband of the former Joy Kathleen WARMINGTON- MILLS and the much loved father of Judith Wendy-Lynn McNALLY and her partner Marshall of Arnprior and Janice Kathleen McLEAN- RAMAGE and her husband Ross of Chatsworth. He will be the sadly missed Grandpa of Justin and Bryan McNALLY of Ottawa and Georgina and Victor RAMAGE, at home, Chatsworth. A granddaughter, Laura McNALLY, predeceased Bill. A sister, Nan NIXON, of Thornbury and a brother, Jim McLEAN, of British Columbia survive him and he was predeceased by brothers Jack, Tom, and David McLEAN and by sisters Jean SMITH and May MARTIN. Bill is also remembered by sisters-in-law Ethel McLEAN of Ottawa and May McLEAN of Meaford and by his several nieces and nephews and their families. Friends are invited to a graveside service of committal and interment of Bill's cremated remains at Lakeview cemetery in Meaford on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Victorian Order of Nurses would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, N4L 1B9 (519-538-1320) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-09-11 published
KEESHIG, Giles Sylvester “Jiggs&rdquo
Peacefully with his family at his side on Saturday, September 9th, 2006 at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton. Giles Sylvester KEESHIG of Cape Croker in his 76th year. Jiggs was a Veteran of the Korean War. Loving husband of Annette (NADJIWAN.) Cherished and loved father of Daniel, of Cape Croker; Kelly (Larry WHITEDUCK,) of Aylmer, Quebec; and Lori (Howard MARTIN,) of Ottawa. Papa of Kayla, Echo, Lacey, Rae-anna, Jessica, Brendan, and James. Survived by sisters Debbie (Frank JETTÉ,) of Ottawa; Julie (Joe DAMM,) of Long Sault; and Sandra (Ken LEE,) of Owen Sound. Brother-in-law of Vera KUKTHA, of Welland; Dorothy (Ross JOHNSTON) and Ernest NADJIWAN (Lillian,) both of Cape Croker. Sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, and Friends. Predeceased by his beloved parents Sylvester KEESHIG and Irene and Joe AKIWENZIE, and sister Lorene AKIWENZIE. Friends may call at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Sunday evening from 6: 00 to 9:00 p.m., where a service will be conducted in the chapel on Monday morning at 11 o'clock. Members of Royal Canadian Legion Br. 208 Wiarton will hold a memorial service Sunday evening at 7: 00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Liver Foundation, or Breast Cancer Research would be greatly appreciated. A Red Maple tree will be planted in memory of Jiggs at the family home by the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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MARTIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-09-18 published
MacGILLIVRAY, John A. “Jack&rdquo
Suddenly on Thursday evening, September 14th, 2006, at the age of 77 years, Jack MacGILLIVRAY of Bruce Township. Beloved husband of the former Donelda MARTIN. Dear father of Darlene and her husband Bryan JACKLIN of Port Elgin, Dennis and his wife Pam of Chicago, Dan and his wife Gini of London, and Rod and his wife Sandy of Baden. Proud and loving grandfather of Wendy (JACKLIN) and her husband Ian CUMMING of Dobbinton, Brent JACKLIN and his fiancée Christine KNILL of Port Elgin, Breanne JACKLIN of Port Elgin, Selby ROSE and Liam MacGILLIVRAY of Chicago, Matthew and Farren MacGILLIVRAY of London, Katelyn and Ashley MacGILLIVRAY of Baden and great-grandfather of Cameron CUMMING of Dobbinton. Fondly remembered by his sisters Peggy LEIFSO of Elmwood and Edith GORDON of Mount Forest, and by his sisters-in-law Ruth KUENZIG and Helen MacGILLIVRAY of Kitchener. Predeceased by his parents Alex and Chrissie, and by his brothers Stewart and Glen. Jack will also be sadly missed by members of the Chesley Saddle Club, Paisley Agricultural Society, Westminster Presbyterian Church in Paisley, and the Bruce Township Historical Society. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Paisley Chapel, 216 Queen St. South, in Paisley from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, September 17th. Funeral service will be conducted at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Paisley on Monday morning at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Shelly BUTTERFIELD- KOCIS officiating. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and Memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-05 published
HUNTER, “Kay” Verna Elizabeth (née KENNEDY)
(December 15, 1923-October 3, 2006)
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Kay at the Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale. Beloved wife of Matt HUNTER for 63 years. Loving and loved mother of Dennis of Wilcox Lake, Diane HUNTER of Hamilton, John (Sharon) of Kitchener and Bob (Wendy) of Hamilton. Grandmother of Joel, Andrew, Matt and Mike. Predeceased by her parents John and Maria KENNEDY, brothers Jim and Goldie (both Veterans of World War 2), brothers in law Harvey and Tom HUNTER, sisters-in-law Irene and Ron HILLER and Ruby and Charles WEINER. Survived by her sisters-in-law Viola (Bob) MARTIN of Shelburne, Betty KENNEDY of Toronto, and her little Buddy “Benji”. Mom was a feisty Scot who dearly loved her family. We will always remember her wonderful sense of humour singing, winter camp fires, tea and cookies after school, fishing, tobogganing, skiing and Halloween. We will miss you more than anyone knows. We who love you will never forget. We now have another guardian angel watching over us. “Up your kilt, Katie&rdquo The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Thursday, October 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, October 6 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment McNeil Cemetery, Priceville. Memorial contributions to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation or the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-06 published
TENNANT, Isobel (née STEAD)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Wednesday afternoon October 4, 2006. In her 85th year, Isobel TENNANT (née STEAD,) the beloved wife of the late “Warpy“ C.W. TENNANT. The loving mother of Les and his wife Heather. Dear mother-in-law of Brenda (Mrs. Jim TENNANT.) Loving grandmother of Tara Ann and her husband Bill BROWN, Holly and her husband Todd STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Amanda and her husband Trevor CAMERON and Andrea TENNANT. Loving great grandmother of Ashleigh, Hope, William, Patrick, Hunter and Madison. Dear sister of Thomas STEAD. Predeceased by her son Jim TENNANT, by her brother Harold and by two sisters Elizabeth (Betty) MATTHEWS and Winnifred MARTIN. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Rev. Scott SINCLAIR officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either G.R.A.C.E. or V.O.I.C.E. for Hearing Impaired Children or to the Ontario Foundation for Visually Impaired Children would be appreciated by the family.
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MARTIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-10 published
CUTTING, Reginald Albert
At home in Paisley, on Saturday October 7, 2006. Reg CUTTING of Paisley and formerly of Southampton in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Ruth CUTTING (née BYERS) of Paisley. Dear father of Paul of Cambridge and Jim and his wife Rose of Southampton. Also survived by his sisters, Kay and her husband Norm MARTIN of Southampton, Bonnie and her husband Gordon HAMMOND of Owen Sound, Marg and her husband Ray COTTER of Chesley and by his brothers, Gerald and his wife Kit of London and Doug and his wife Lucy of British Columbia. Sadly missed by his 10 grandchildren and his 1 great-grand_son. Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and Friends of the communities. Predeceased by his parents Victor and Marion CUTTING. At Reg's request there will be no visitation. Cremation, Woodlawn Crematorium, Guelph. A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of Reg CUTTING will be held in the Chapel of the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, on Thursday October 12, 2006 at 11 a.m. A Time of Fellowship and Sharing will follow in the Family Centre of the Funeral Home. Interment of Ashes Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. Expressions of Remembrance to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-03 published
EICKHOLDT, Frances
Passed away peacefully at Kelso Pines Retirement Lodge, in Owen Sound, on Wednesday, November 1st, 2006. Predeceased by her husband Vallie. Loving, Supportive, inspiring friend, mentor and mother of Janet, Donna and her husband Doug KRAL, and Celeste. Loved grandmother of Jacqueline (Billy MARTIN,) Dale, Ann and David. Special great-grandmother (Gee-Gee-Ma) to Victoria, Rayne, and Neve. Friends are invited to call at the Currie Funeral Home in Chatsworth for visitation on Sunday afternoon and evening 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., where prayers will be said on Sunday evening at 8: 30 p.m., thence to St. Stanislaus R.C. Church where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday morning at 10 a.m. Father Pat GALLAGHER celebrant. Interment: Saint_James Cemetery, Williamsford. In lieu of flowers, please, memorial contributions to the Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
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MARTIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-27 published
GREIG, Wm. Elliott R.
Passed away at the Errinrung Nursing Home, Thornbury, on Saturday, November 25, 2006. Elliott GREIG in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Olive (JOHNSON.) Dear father of John and his wife Rhonda of Owen Sound and Lora and her husband Roger DINSMORE of Thornbury. Sadly missed by two grandchildren Jamie and Timothy DINSMORE. Also survived by one brother Robert of Meaford and one sister Muriel and her husband John WRAY of Stratford. Predeceased by two sisters Alice MARTIN and Marjory GREIG. Resting at the Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford, where a funeral service will take place on Tuesday, November 28th at 11: 00 a.m. Visiting Monday, November 27th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford. Donations to the Meaford General Hospital Foundation.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-19 published
KNOWLES, Joyce (née MARTIN)
Of Hope Bay passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 17, 2006 at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound in her 77th year. Beloved mother of Pat (Jim) CARSON of Chesley, Gilbert of Hope Bay, John of Kitchener and Rick of Hope Bay. Dear grandmother of Calen CARSON and Jason KNOWLES. She will be sadly missed by brothers-in-law Fred (Jean) KNOWLES of London, Harold (Donna) KNOWLES of Saint Mary's and Bill KNOWLES of Saint Mary's, her cousin Audrey MARTIN of Stratford as well as many nieces and nephews. Joyce was predeceased by her husband Orland, parents Jenny (HOPF) and John MARTIN as well as brothers and sisters-in-law Elwyn (Vera) KNOWLES and Don (Janice) KNOWLES. 'To live is so startling, it leaves little time for anything else.' Emily Dickinson Joyce KNOWLES lived and loved well. She was extremely active in her community through the White Cloud Chapter of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire and Retired Women's Teachers Federation. She was a much loved and respected teacher at the Wiarton Public School for over 20 years. She always had an open heart and a kind word. The family will receive Friends at the George Funeral Home, Wiarton on Thursday, December 21, 2006 from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Saint_John's United Church, Wiarton, on Friday December 22, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Spring interment Colpoy's Bay Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences for the family may be left at www.georgefuneralhome.com As Mom would always say - Be of Kind Heart Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5: 4

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MARTIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-20 published
MARTIN, Anna (née SINCLAIR)
Of Wiarton passed away suddenly on Monday, December 18, 2006 in her 63rd year. Beloved mother of Michelle MARTIN of Toronto, Katherine (Darren) SLUGOSKI of Kitchener and Andrew (Danielle) MARTIN of Forest. Dear grandmother of Kirsten and Ryan SLUGOSKI. She will be sadly missed by her mother Vimy SINCLAIR of Owen Sound, brother Jack (Gladys) SINCLAIR of Owen Sound and sisters Jessie (Bev) CRAWFORD, Jean (Tim) COTTER and Laura (Jim) LANGFORD all of Owen Sound and Donna (Harold) QUIGLEY of Nova Scotia. Anna was predeceased by her father Archie SINCLAIR. The family will receive Friends at the George Funeral Home, Wiarton on Friday, December 22, 2006 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Anna's life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, December 23, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Children's Wish Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be left for the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-02 published
PAYNE, L. Ralph
Of Saint Thomas, passed away at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, December 31, 2005, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Clarabelle (MARTIN) PAYNE (1999.) Dearly loved father of Terry L. PAYNE and his friend Margaret DE BOLT of Saint Thomas. Dear brother of Alice HEWITT of Saint Thomas, and Virginia DEAN and her husband Glenn of Utica, Michigan. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Born in Saint Thomas, October 10, 1921, the son of the late James "Jim" and Viola (ROLOSON) PAYNE. He was a retired Chesapeake and Ohio Railway engineer. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, St. Thomas on Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Flowers gratefully declined. If so desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario will be appreciated.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-15 published
MARTIN, Verna Alice
To some you may be forgotten
To others a part of the past
But to the family who knew and loved you
Your memory will always last.
We miss you. Love from all the family

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-16 published
PECKHAM, George H.
At the Woodstock General Hospital on Sunday, January 15, 2006. George H. PECKHAM of Innerkip and formerly of Beachville in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Isabell "Bea" G. PECKHAM (née MARTIN) for over 66 years. Dear father of Mae HILDERLEY and her husband Bob of Innerkip. Loved grandfather of Mary Jane HARGREAVES and her husband Larry of Cambridge, Ruth Anne HOLDER and her husband Jack of Mosley and great-grandfather of Jack and Matthew HARGREAVES. Dear brother of Hazel GARFAT and her husband Joe of Sweaburg and Donna MILES and her husband Ed of Eastwood. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his great granddaughter Jessie SPENCER and by five sisters. George was a veteran of World War 2 serving overseas with the Royal Canadian Air Force, a member of the Beachville Legion, was owner/operator of "George Peckham Sales and Service" for over 20 years and was an avid fisherman and hunter. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave. (539-0004) on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where the complete funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Don MOORE officiating. Interment later in the Innerkip Cemetery. Contributions to the Beachville Legion or the Woodstock General Hospital would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-26 published
LEADER, Margaret Elizabeth (née RANGER)
The family of Margaret sadly announce her passing, on Wednesday January, 25th 2006 in her 98th year, at Parkwood Palliative Care Unit in London. She is now at peace and with her beloved husband Carl, sons Ernie and Carl Jr. and granddaughter Kelly. Loving mother of Mary-Lou and Bob MARTIN of Thorold and Marleen and the late Terry McKAY of London. Loved grandma of Bobby, Shelley, Sue (Kevin), Tammy BEAUDRY of Saint Thomas, Bill (Karen) LEADER of London, David (Christine) LEADER of London and Rob (Michelle) FREEMAN of Saint Thomas. 'G.G.' will be sadly missed by her great grandchildren Robyn, Kenner, Sarah, Grace, Carly, Cameron, Branden, Sam, Amy, Rachel, Dillon, William, Madison, Mason, Brodi and Taiya. She is predeceased by eight brothers and four sisters. Remember the words she lived by "there's no use complaining, it won't do you any good." At Margaret's request cremation has taken place. A private family service will take place at a later date. If so desired, donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family and may be made through the Hammond Funeral Home and Chapel, 26 Ormond Street, South, Thorold.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-08 published
WAMBACK, Isabel Margaret (FRASER)
Peacefully, at Tyndall Estates, Mississauga, Monday, February 6, 2006, Isabel Margaret (FRASER) WAMBACK, formerly of Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend and Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec, age 81. Beloved wife of the late Parker Earle WAMBACK (2005.) Loved mother and mother-in-law of Beverley and Bruce MARTIN of Brampton and grandmother of Shawna MARTIN. Predeceased by her sister Vivian GREENOUGH of Truro, Nova Scotia (February 1, 2006.) Remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families. Cremation with Spring interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend. T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood entrusted with arrangements. If desired, memorial donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-11 published
DUNN, David Charles (February 12, 1947-January 19, 2006)
On behalf of David, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation to family and Friends for the cards, flowers, and donations to The Heart and Stroke and Woodstock General Hospital. David's path to reunite with his brothers, Paul and Randy began on Tuesday, January 17th, 2006. Ken and Tracey, Paramedics from the Emergency Medical Services responded quickly to the call for assistance. David's massive stroke happened upon their arrival at 83 Kent Street. Dr. BROCKWAY and nurse Janet greeted him at the Woodstock General Hospital. It was determined David needed medical attention at University Hospital. Dianna and Joanna, Paramedics from the Emergency Medical Services were responsible for transporting David to London. Nurse Janet stayed with David throughout the journey. At University Hospital David was cared for by the Intensive Care Unit team, Dr. YOUNG and nurse Kamela. Our sincere thank you to the Emergency Medical Services (Paramedics), Woodstock General and University Hospital staff for their expertise and compassion during a tragic time for our family. We will never forget nurse Kamela's last words to David -- thank you Kamela. A special thank you to John BROCK and staff at Longworth Funeral Home for your ongoing support; to Reverend David DUNCAN for his enriching words before and during the service; to Heather HEATH, Floral Buds and Design for the colourful spring flowers; to Community Care Access for many years of service to David; to the very special Red Cross Homemakers; to the Residents at 83 Kent Street who enjoyed David's sense of humour and delivery services; to Henny EATON, Meals on Wheels for her delicious menus; to Monique BROCK, David's favourite hair stylist; to Excel Delivery for giving David independence and to Teresa SCHERLE for comforting our Mom during a difficult time. Thank you also to Audrey TAPLAY, Teresa SCHERLE, Don and Ruth MURRAY and Beth MARTIN for their delicious baked goods. Sincerely, Melissa and Andrea DUNN, Hazel DUNN, Lyn and Doug STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Wendy and Bill TAPLAY.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-15 published
Free Press veteran had an eye for detail, facts
Bob (Ace) SCHROEDER is hailed as one of the best journalists the newspaper has seen.
By Chip MARTIN, Free Press Reporter, Wed., February 15, 2006
Ace was dealt a bad hand.
His death at age 61 late Monday came too soon for his family, Friends and colleagues who remember Bob (Ace) SCHROEDER as one of the best reporters and editors The London Free Press has seen.
SCHROEDER, a veteran of 39 years at the paper, succumbed to cancer after a brief but valiant fight.
His Friends in the newsroom, where he had risen to the rank of senior copy editor, mourned the loss of the stickler for detail and fact who fell ill two months ago.
"I'm going to miss him terribly," said Bill ELUCHOK, who edited copy alongside SCHROEDER until Eluchok retired a few months ago.
"He was a superb reporter and an even better editor," said ELUCHOK, who first met SCHROEDER 40 years ago.
A native of Exeter, SCHROEDER won a Free Press scholarship at the University of Western Ontario to further his studies. He became a full-time reporter in May 1966 and was a general assignment reporter, Sarnia Bureau reporter and police and court reporter before becoming an assistant city editor, sports copy editor and ultimately a senior copy editor.
Last year, senior editors at The Free Press named SCHROEDER the paper's winner of the QuickWire Award for Excellence in Editing.
"He was one of the best editors we had in terms of knowledge of grammar and facts," said ELUCHOK, who acknowledged SCHROEDER would also draw attention to factual or copy errors missed by colleagues. "He would find errors in copy I had edited and point them out," he said.
More than a few rookie reporters sloppy with facts or spelling and grammar would feel the lash of SCHROEDER's tongue. But he challenged them to do better and they usually responded.
Free Press Editor-in-Chief Paul BERTON said SCHROEDER gave immeasurable credibility to the newspaper.
"I don't know how he got his nickname, but I always thought it was because he was the best at what he did. It gave me a certain comfort when he was editing my stories, and it gave me even more comfort that he was part of the team when I became editor-in-chief."
John JARDINE, a former London city engineer, became a friend of SCHROEDER when they met at Western in 1963.
"His great love other than his family was golf," JARDINE said. SCHROEDER played 150 rounds of golf a year, mostly at Sunningdale Golf and Country Club, where he was a member.
His evening shift allowed him to hone his game to the point where he had a handicap of 10.
Before he and SCHROEDER switched to golf 30 years ago, JARDINE said he learned how competitive his friend was on the tennis court.
"He hated to lose."
In golf, it was SCHROEDER who was always lining up tee times and partners.
"He was a very honest guy," JARDINE remembered.
"He wouldn't play with anybody he thought was cheating."
SCHROEDER was proud of his work for The Free Press and JARDINE said it was clear his friend was "very ethical in his work."
JARDINE was a neighbour of SCHROEDER in Westmount and confessed he had trouble keeping track of London's system of rotating garbage pickup days JARDINE himself introduced. So JARDINE never bothered to consult his city-issued calendar -- he just watched the curb in front of SCHROEDER's house to know the collection day.
He knew his friend Ace wouldn't make a mistake.
SCHROEDER leaves his wife, Beth, and three daughters, Wendy, 33, of Parry Sound; Erin, 30, of Melbourne, Australia, who was married Saturday; and Leslie, 29, of London, England.
A memorial service is set for February 22 at Westview Funeral Chapel at 11 a.m.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-18 published
MARTIN, Robert A. " Bob"
At Parkwood Hospital, London on Sunday, February 12, 2006 Robert A. (Bob) MARTIN of London in his 81st year. Husband of Ruth (VAN) MARTIN. Dear father of David MARTIN and his wife Joyce of Barrie, Linda MARTIN of Toronto, Jim MARTIN and his wife Meghan of Hamilton and Nancy MARTIN and her fiance Donna RENN of London. Also loved by his 10 grandchildren and his 6 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A service to celebrate Mr. MARTIN's life will be held at Victory Branch No. 317 of the Royal Canadian Legion, 311 Oakland Avenue, London on Friday February 24th at 1 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to your local food bank. Mr. MARTIN served in Europe during World War 2 as a member of the First Canadian Parachute Battalion. He was a member of the Teamsters. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca. (A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, Ontario (433-5184) entrusted with arrangements)

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-18 published
GILHULY, Sister Angela Marie (Anne Lillian GILHULY)
At Ignatia Hall, Mount St. Joseph, on Thursday, February 16, 2006, Sister Angela Marie GILHULY (Anne Lillian) of the Community of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Diocese of London, in her 82nd year. Lovingly remembered by her sister Dorothea O.S.U. of the Pines, Chatham, and her many devoted nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents John C. GILHULY and Delima GILHULY (BOYER,) her brothers John, Gordon, Francis and Harold, and by her sisters Della PICHARD and Mary MARTIN. Lillian GILHULY trained with the Sisters of St. Joseph in Chatham and subsequently entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1948. At the reception of the habit, Lillian was given the religious name of Sister Angela Marie. Following her Novitiate she was sent to St. Joseph's Hospital in Sarnia from 1950 to 1954 and St. Joseph's Hospital in London from 1954 to 1981. Over these years Sister Angela Marie worked in intensive care units. Her outstanding qualities of gentleness, patience and compassion combined with her astute mind and competent care made her a leader in her own right. Remaining updated professionally, she encouraged those she supervised to continue their education and to grow in their nursing profession. The Sisters of St. Joseph, recognizing her leadership qualities appointed Sister Angela Marie as Supervisor of Ignatia Hall, Mount St. Joseph, where she offered compassionate care to the Sisters from 1981 to 2000, the year in which she retired. Over her years of active ministry, many Friendships were forged with Sisters, staff and patients. Though Sister Angela Marie will be greatly missed by the Sisters of St. Joseph, the nursing staff in Ignatia Hall, her family and Friends, especially Elaine and Dan LEE and children Kathleen and Brendan, we know that she longed to see the face of God and always experienced inner peace and equanimity during her illness. May she rest in eternal peace. Resting at Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse, 1486 Richmond St. N. on Sunday, February 19, from 2: 00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7: 00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Vigil Service will take place at Mount St. Joseph on Sunday at 7: 00 p.m. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated in Immaculate Conception Chapel, Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse, on Monday, February 20 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. (O'Neil Funeral Home 519-432-7136)

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-01 published
MARTIN, Joan Evelyn
Suddenly at McCormick Home on February 24th, 2006, Joan Evelyn MARTIN of London in her 74th year. Dear sister of Fred MARTIN of London. Aunt to Sara MURRY, Donald MARTIN, Susan MARTIN and Neil MARTIN. Visitation will be held at the East London Anglican Ministries 2060 Dundas St. on Saturday from 2-3 p.m. where the memorial service will be held at 3 pm. Donations I memory of Joan to the East London Anglican Ministries Building Fund would be greatly appreciated.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-02 published
KRAUSE, Mary Christena (née KERR)
Of Rondeau Park in her 96th year passed away peacefully after a brief battle with cancer at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, with her family by her side on Wednesday, March 1, 2006. Formerly of Blenheim, Mary was also a long time resident of the Duart area where she farmed and raised five children along with her husband Bruce who predeceased in 1977. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Lila (SINCLAIR) KERR. She is survived by her children Helen and Jerry MARTIN, Donald and Sharon KRAUSE, Marg and Bill SHILLINGTON all of Rondeau Park, Jack and Pam KRAUSE of Windsor and Mary Ellen and Wayne NAMTU of Blenheim. Also survived by fourteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. Also survived by her brother Alex KERR and his wife Joy of Duart. Predeceased by her brother Sinclair KERR and his wife Jean and her nephew "Jimmy" KERR. Survived by brother-in-law Morley MOORE, a niece and several nephews. At Mary's request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. A private family service will be held. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (Palliative Care Unit) or the charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be made by calling or visiting the funeral home. The Blenheim Community Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences and donations can be made by visiting www.blenheimcommunityfuneralhome. com. Blenheim Community Funeral Home, 519-676-9200.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-08 published
HARVEY, Margaret Ann (PAGE)
After a brief illness on Monday, March 6, 2006, Margaret Ann HARVEY (PAGE) in her 68th year. Loving wife of Frank and mother of Mary JOHNSTON, Pat MARTIN, Gwen (Joe) PETEK, David (Peggy) COSGROVE and Liz COSGROVE. Step-mother of Judy (Jim) RYDER and Donna BAKER. Remembered by 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Beverley PAGE and Barbara PAGE. Marg will be dearly missed by all her family and Friends. Funeral service will be held at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street (between Waterloo and Colborne Street) on Thursday, March 9, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. HARVEY.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-13 published
DAVIDSON, Bernice (née COOK)
At her home in Goderich on Friday, March 10, 2006. Bernice (COOK) DAVIDSON in her 84th year. Beloved wife of nearly 64 years of Herbert DAVIDSON. Dear mother of Ken and Louise DAVIDSON of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Eleanor DAVIDSON of Guelph and Heather Davidson MARTIN and Fred MARTIN of London. Loving grandmother of Jeff DAVIDSON, Greg DAVIDSON, Tanya MARTIN, Jacob MARTIN and great-grandchild Tanner DAVIDSON. Survived by sister Frances O'GRADY. Predeceased by her parents Oliver and Gertrude COOK, brothers Robert, Jack and Frank COOK. Friends will be received at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Road at East Street, Goderich on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday March 15, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment Colborne Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association or Knox Presbyterian Church gratefully acknowledged.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-14 published
COBBAN, Daniel Leonard
Died peacefully at Rockyview Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, on Thursday, March 9th, 2005, at the age of 49 years. Lovingly remembered by his wife Caroline, daughters Lisa and Kelsey, all of Calgary, mother Betty, brothers Richard, Mike, Jim, Bob and sister Cathy, all of London and area. Dan was predeceased by his father William. Fondly remembered by Janet MARTIN, Ken and Laura MARTIN and Peggy and Russ GREEN. Memorial tributes in Dan's name can be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-14 published
DAVIDSON, Bernice (née COOK)
At her home in Goderich on Friday, March 10, 2006. Bernice (COOK) DAVIDSON in her 84th year. Beloved wife of nearly 64 years of Herbert DAVIDSON. Dear mother of Ken and Louise DAVIDSON of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Eleanor DAVIDSON of Guelph and Heather Davidson MARTIN and Fred MARTIN of London. Loving grandmother of Jeff DAVIDSON, Greg DAVIDSON, Tanya MARTIN, Jacob MARTIN and great-grandchild Tanner DAVIDSON. Survived by sister Frances O'GRADY. Predeceased by her parents Oliver and Gertrude COOK, brothers Robert, Jack and Frank COOK. Friends will be received at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Road at East Street, Goderich on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Goderich on Wednesday March 15, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment Colborne Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association or Knox Presbyterian Church gratefully acknowledged.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-14 published
JENSEN, John
At home with his family on Sunday March 12, 2006. John JENSEN of Ilderton and formerly of Innerkip on his 58th year after a brief courageous battle with cancer. Leaving 35 years of wonderful memories and love behind for wife Penny. Proud father and supporter of Heather and Brian BLOOMFIELD of Ilderton and Matt JENSEN of Victoria, British Columbia. Grandpa to Ethan John, the joy of his life. Loved brother of Esther and Dennis MARTIN of Saint Marys. Will be sadly missed by Penny's family, Dorothy and the late Bill QUINLAN, Mary and Randy JONES, Si and the late Sue LAURIN, Bill and Mary Jane QUINLAN, John and Katie QUINLAN. Terrific uncle to several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Paul and Margaret JENSEN. John lived everyday to the fullest and loved his family, Friends, hockey, golf, working with cows and meeting people all over the world. He considered his 30 years working at Western Ontario Breeders and Gencor a pleasure. Spent many years as player, coach and manager with the Woodstock Navy Vets and minor hockey. John enjoyed running Jensen Halters in his retirement. Special thanks to Doctor NAYLOR and the Victorian Order of Nurses for their compassionate care during this difficult time. The Memorial Service to celebrate John's life will be held at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave. Woodstock (539-0004) Saturday March 18, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. A visitation with the family to remember John will be held at the Innerkip Community Centre on Saturday March 18, 2006 from 2: 30-5:30 p.m. Contributions to the Woodstock General Hospital Building Fund or the John Jensen Play Hockey Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com "We'll meet again"

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-14 published
JOHNSON, Helen Jean
At Alexandra Hospital in Ingersoll on Sunday, March 12, 2006, Helen Jean JOHNSON of Woodstock in her 82nd year. Beloved mother of Richard and his wife Nancy of Woodstock, David and his wife Lea of Allcona, and Paul of Woodstock. Loved grandmother of Lianne JOHNSON of Woodstock, Lisa PERRY of Woodstock, Holly JOHNSON of Shelburne, Stephen MARTIN of Woodstock, Amanda JOHNSON and her husband Michael PARSEY of Adelaide, Australia, Neil COOPER and his wife Merja of Toronto, Paul and Michael JOHNSON both of Paradise, Newfoundland. Dear great-grandmother of Whitney JOHNSON, Cassandra, Mason, and Breyden PERRY, Zachary and Zoe FRIDD, Callum and Angus PARSEY, Helen KEENAN and her husband Scott, and Niilo Cooper. Great-great-grandmother of Darrien. Jean is survived by her sisters Vera CLIFFORD and Viola HOOKSTRA, her brothers Verne JEFFERY, Ross JEFFERY and his wife Laureen, and Lorne JEFFERY, and by her sisters-in-law Jessie CURRIE and Joan DUFFY and her husband Pat. Predeceased by her husband David (2002,) sister Murle HIBBERT, and brothers-in-law Wilf and Richard JOHNSON. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock (539-0004) on Thursday, March 16, 2006 from 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday at 1: 30 p.m. with Pastor Ken CHARLTON officiating. Cremation. Interment in the Saint Mary's Cemetery. Contributions to the Alexandra Hospital Palliative Care Unit or The Family Church would be appreciated. On-line condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-18 published
COWAN, George Arthur
A resident of Ridgetown and formerly of Orford Township, George Arthur COWAN, passed away at his home on Friday March 17, 2006 at the age of 68 years. Born in Orford Township, son of the late Frank N. and Anna M. (WOOTTON) COWAN. Beloved husband of Judith (D.Watts) COWAN. Dear father of daughters Laura Knight and her husband Rob of Ayr, Ann SEGEREN and husband Jim of Komoka and predeceased by son George Edward (Ted) COWAN (1971.) Also survived by 2 chosen sons Gerald ELLIS of Calgary and Edward ELLIS of Ridgetown. Grandfather of Jordan, Christopher and Daniel KNIGHT, Maggie SEGEREN, Tanner and Tyler ELLIS. Great Grandfather of Juliana MARTIN. Brother of Joyce Gitt CONWAY and her husband Syd of Weston, Norine WALKER and Charles of Thamesville and the late John William COWAN (1938.) Brother-in-law of Edward WATTS and wife Dorothy of Thamesville, Margaret JOHNSON and husband Don of West Bloomfield, Michigan., Ruth Ann SMITH and husband Jim of Chatham, Brenda EVERITT and husband Allan of Chatham and the late Dorothy Lee WATTS. George was a retired farmer and building contractor. Following his retirement, he and his wife Judy were well known interior decorators. He served for eight years as a director of Howard Mutual Insurance Company, was a member of Emmanuel Congregational Church, Ridgetown and has been active on many church boards. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Sunday from 2: 00-4:30 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at Emmanuel Congregational Church, 68 Erie Street North, Ridgetown on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Barry DICKSON/DIXON officiating. Interment Gosnell Cemetery, Orford Township. Donations made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Emmanuel Congregational Church appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-22 published
QUINN, Frank " Bud"
81 years, peacefully, on March 18, 2006 surrounded by his loving family. Devoted husband of 55 years to Dorothy (née MEYNS.) Loving father of Karen and George GURTINS, of Kitimat, British Columbia Frank and Alice, of Toronto; Ken and Sue, of Tilbury; Mary Ann COOPER, of Exeter (the late Mike 1996;) Diane and Fernando DA SILVA, of Bradford; John and Kathy, of Windsor; and David, of Burlington. Adored 'Papa' to 15 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Dear son of the late Frank (1948) and Mary Agnes (née MULLIGAN) (1958) and dear brother of the late Frances LAROCQUE (1988,) and Bernard (1974.) Dear brother of James and Mel QUINN, of Windsor. Dear brother-in-law of Frank and Doris DAYUS of St. Clair Beach, Dorothy MARTIN, of La Salle, Maria REAUME, of Tillsonburg and loving uncle to 24 nieces and nephews. Frank retired with over 30 years of service as an executive of C.K.L.W. Television and later the C.B.C. He served his community in many ways. He was a recipient of the Canadian Centennial Medal (1967) and the Paul Lutzeier Memorial Award as co-chair of the International Freedom Festival. He was a 55 year member of the Knights of Columbus and was a director of the Glengarda Child and Family Services for many years. A special thanks to the doctors and nursing staff of Metropolitan Hospital. Their compassion and care was greatly appreciated by Frank and his family. Visiting Tuesday, from 7: 00 to 9: 00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 2:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at The Marcotte Funeral Home and Chapel, 12105 Tecumseh Road, Tecumseh (735-2830). Holy Family Council #4386 K. of C. prayers Wednesday at 7: 00 p.m. and Parish prayers Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2006 at 9: 30 a.m. from The Marcotte Funeral Home to Our Lady of the Rosary Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10: 30 a.m. Fr. Gerry CAMPEAU will be the celebrant. A committal will follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, a donation to the Scarboro Foreign Missions or to the Canadian Food for Children would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Frank QUINN in the Marcotte Heritage Forest. A dedication service will be held on September 24, 2006. All are welcome. The family invites you to sign the Book of Condolence or to share a memory at www.marcotte-tecumseh.ca

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-22 published
SMITH, " Gord" Gordon
Peacefully, with family by his side, on Monday, March 20th, 2006, "Gord" Gordon Albert SMITH of Langton, passed away at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, at the age of 73 years. Born in Charlotteville Twp., May 11, 1932, son of the late Kerr SMITH and the late former Lena Grace STACKHOUSE (both of the St. Williams area.) Gord was a proficient Millwright who mentored and passed on his trade to his fellow dedicated employees at T.R.W. (where he worked for 17 years, retiring in 1997). Much loved husband and best friend of 32 years of his wife and caregiver Vera (BUDD) SMITH. Proud and loving father of Allan SMITH (Joanne) of Saint Thomas Christine (Christopher THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) of Calgary; Louise SMITH (Kitchener) and Wray SMITH (Ruth Ann) of Hawtrey and step-children: Pat ELKU of Langton; Marie SHEARER of Tillsonburg; Theresa HAMILTON of Tillsonburg; David HAMILTON of Guelph and Joan (Rodger MARTIN) of Eden. Proud "grandpa" of Gordon SMITH, Janet LUCE, Randy SMITH, Rob SMITH, Jason and Andrew THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and step-grandchildren Joe and Sean Elku Tyson HORNBY, Ashleigh and Karleigh MARTIN and four great-grandchildren: Halle LUCE, Alexis LUCE, Logan and Kennedy ELKU. Survived by a brother Roy SMITH of Saint Thomas and a sister Phyllis (Keith KETCHABAW of R.R.#4 Aylmer and nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by two sons: Lyle SMITH (1980) and Wayne SMITH (2004.) Friends and relatives are welcome to share memories of Gord with the family on Wednesday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg (842-4238). Complete Funeral Service to Celebrate the life of Gord SMITH on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Verhoeve Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. W.D. JARVIS of Tillsonburg. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers (by cheque only) to the "Adam Linton Dialysis Unit -- Westminster Hospital" would be gratefully acknowledged.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-23 published
LOUCKS, Irene (née McCALLUM)
Of Saint Thomas on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at her late residence, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd James LOUCKS (August 22, 2001). She was the last of her family. Predeceased by 1 sister Marguerite COOK and by 4 brothers Clayton, Charles, Russell and Carl McCALLUM. Sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. Irene was born in Aylmer on July 25, 1914, the daughter of the late Louis and Etta (MARTIN) McCALLUM. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Friday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment in Aylmer Cemetery. Visitation Friday from 12: 00-1:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-25 published
DENNIS, Helen Ruth (née BRENNAN)
Peacefully like an angel at Parkwood Hospital on Friday, March 24, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Malcolm Ray "Mac" DENNIS (1987.) Loving and devoted mother of Debbie and her husband Bob BRODERICK. Precious Nan of D.J. WILLIAMS and his wife Natalie of Atlanta, Georgia, Leslee and Rod MILLER of London, Aimee and Tim WILSON of Victoria, British Columbia and great-grandmother of Nolan MILLER. Dear aunt of Rick and Jackie GILBANK, Brett and Naomi GILBANK and great-aunt of Jessica. Sister of the late Hazel GILBANK. Special friend of Angela and Dick MARTIN. The family wish to thank the team at Parkwood Hospital for their loving care. Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James St. at Richmond, where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday, March 27 at 11: 00 a.m. Private interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Parkwood Hospital (through Saint_Joseph's Health Care Foundation), London Health Sciences Foundation, or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be gratefully acknowledged.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-25 published
DROUILLARD, Thomas
At home with his family on Thursday March 23, 2006 Thomas DROUILLARD of R.R.#2 Wallacetown in his 61st year. Beloved husband of Nancy (THIBERT) DROUILLARD. Loved father of Kevin and Beverley of R.R.#2 Wallacetown, Pete (Chris) and Amarilis of Dutton. Cherished grandfather of Dustin and Jordan. Dear brother of Fred and Lyn DROUILLARD of Linden, Aldea MORRIS of Windsor, Anne and the late Luke DROUILLARD of Windsor, Angela and Paul GIRAUDY of Toronto, Phil and Deb DROUILLARD of Mississauga, Allana and Dave MARTIN of Caledon, Vince DROUILLARD of Toronto. Predeceased by his sister Anita. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton Street, Dutton Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 where the funeral service will be held on Monday March 27 at 11 a.m. Cremation. Donations to the Daffodil Auxiliary-Cancer would be appreciated.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-28 published
MacGREGOR, Phyllis Ann (née GILBERT)
At the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Monday, March 27, 2006. Gone to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Phyllis A. (GILBERT) MacGREGOR of Parkhill in her 68th year. Beloved wife of the late Stuart MacGREGOR (2000.) Dear mother of Scott and Gayle MacGREGOR of R.R.#2, Grand Bend, Pam MacGREGOR and her partner Cliff of Uxbridge. Special nanna of Kelli Lynn MacGREGOR. Dear sister of Alex GILBERT (Beatrice) of Florida, Wesley GILBERT (Betty) of Florida, Dolores MARTIN (Don) of San Diego, California, Deanna TEBBY (Cliff) of Parkhill, William GILBERT (Flossie) of Michigan. Special friend of Norma BROWN of Strathroy and Madeline BOX of Parkhill. Sadly missed by several nieces, nephews, Friends and neighbours. Predeceased by infant brother Richard. Phyllis was born in Owosso, Michigan February 20, 1939, the daughter of the late Alexander and Thelma (MONROE) GILBERT. A memorial service will be conducted at the Bethel Baptist Church, 264 Princess Street, Strathroy on Friday, March 31st, at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Douglas WATSON will officiate. Donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, Bethel Baptist Church or the Arthritis Society would be appreciated. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mrs. MacGREGOR at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation, Parkhill.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-23 published
VLACH, Alexander Karel
In the words of Alex, Cancer sucks! Alexander Karel VLACH passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2006 and was reunited in Heaven with his mother Jean TAILOR/TAYLOR, his 2 grandfathers Karel VLACH, Robert TAILOR/TAYLOR, his uncles Bob TAILOR/TAYLOR and Alam FARGHALY. Alex's spirit, love, laughter courage and zest for life will forever remain an integral part of so many families including Karel, Jennifer and Lara VLACH, Mike, Sherry, Allen, Michelle and Mark LUKAS, Peter and Lili RECHNITZER, Bea TAILOR/TAYLOR and George MacKIE, Al KRISCHE. Alex is loved by all his aunts, uncles and their children; Eric and Tiana VLACH, Michael and Holli VLACH, Munca FARGHALY, Hani FARGHALY, Barbara and Ron MARTIN, Casper and Anna KOEVOETS, Jim and Wendy TAILOR/TAYLOR, Deb TAILOR/TAYLOR, Chuck TAILOR/TAYLOR, Kelly and David KEITH, Mike and Liz KRISCHE, and John KRISCHE. Alex will forever remain in the heart of his girlfriend Sarah TEW and his best friend Lee GONEAU. Alex was inspired, motivated and supported by; Central High School, all the students and teachers, especially John VOUVALIDIS, Phil HARRIS, Martine Bracey HOFFMAN and Sharon Young KIPP. Thank you for celebrating Alex's achievements by awarding him the Ernie McTavish award and later developing the Alex Vlach award, The Make a Wish Foundation, Lori QUICK who is so wonderful and made Alex feel super special, Camp Trillium for allowing Alex to use his life experiences for the good of other children and their families, Pediatric Medical Day Unit, Doctor Michael LEAKER, Barb DAGELMAN, Cathy WILSON, Todd WHARTON and Danielle CAUTIDELLA. Your smiling faces and unwavering support gave Alex strength and vitality. Special thanks go to Victorian Order of Nurses, especially Joy REUBEN whose dedication and kindness to Alex was simply wonderful. Thank you Doctor Gil SCHREIER and all the nurses in palliative care, 6th floor, Victoria Hospital. Who says you cannot depend on the kindness of strangers You are all exceptional people. Please join us at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Monday, April 24th from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. At Alex's request, please perk up your black with colour, colour, colour. The funeral service will be held at New Hope Community Church, 4009 Colonel Talbot Road, Lambeth on Tuesday, April 25th at 2 o'clock. Luke 6: 21 Blessed are you who weep now for you will laugh. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Make a Wish Foundation.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-29 published
MARTIN, Robin Michael
A resident of Chatham, after a brief illness passed peacefully at his home Monday, April 17, 2006 in his 65th year. Beloved son of Bette and the late Edwin "Pepper" MARTIN. Proud father of Robin and David. Dear brother of Christopher, Nina and Leroy. Long time companion of Linda. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday May 27, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. from Saint_John's the Evangelist Anglican Church, (34 head Street North) Strathroy, Ontario. Memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Bowman Funeral Home, 4 Victoria Avenue, (519-352-2390). Online condolences may be left at www.bowmanfh.ca

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-03 published
Local historian Ed PHELPS dead at 66
Was picked up in Project Guardian probe
By Chip MARTIN, London Free Press Reporter, Wed., May 3, 2006
London's historical community is mourning the loss of its second giant in three months.
Ed PHELPS, 66, took his own life early Tuesday, three months after fellow historian and documentary filmmaker and playwright Chris DOTY, 39.
For 20 years, PHELPS was in charge of the regional-history collection at the University of Western Ontario, where he had been a student. PHELPS was also a charter member of Heritage London Foundation, had written six history books and published the works of others with his Phelps Publishing.
PHELPS retired early from the university in 1994 when he was picked up in the Project Guardian police probe of sexual exploitation of minors. He later pleaded guilty to paying for sexual services of males under age 18, all street prostitutes, and was fined In court at the time, PHELPS was described as a man plagued by a deep depressive condition whose life had been a curious mix of community contribution and loneliness.
Wednesday, a fellow historian described PHELPS as “generous to a fault” with his time and the historical documents and artifacts he had collected.
“He deserves to be recognized for the contributions he made to the community, despite his faults,” said Dan BROCK. BROCK said he and other historians owe a debt to PHELPS for his assistance over the years. Word of PHELPS' loss has spread quickly among history buffs.
“He was invaluable in terms of what he has preserved of our heritage and what he has done in helping others document it,” he said.
BROCK said PHELPS would scavenge relentlessly for papers and artifacts when prominent Londoners passed away, including sifting through curbside garbage.
PHELPS also wrote histories of Sarnia, where he grew up, and of Petrolia, BROCK said. For several years PHELPS had been in declining health and subject to mood swings.
He had “been pretty despondent for a long time,” which had hampered his efforts at further research and writing in recent years, BROCK said.
The funeral will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout St. S. As expressions of sympathy, donations are being encouraged to the Sarnia Historical Society, 137 Davis Street, Sarnia.
Who To Call
If you or someone you know is suicidal:
- Distress Centre (24 hours) 667-6711, 667-6600.
- London Mental Health Crisis Service (24 hours) 433-2023.
- Canadian Mental Health Association 434-9191.
- Mother Reach Postpartum Depression Line 672-4673.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-03 published
MARTIN, Gaynor Joan
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Monday, May 1st, 2006, Ms. Gaynor Joan MARTIN, of London, in her 63rd year. Loving friend of Mike and Stephanie SINCLAIR, Bill and Carol HUYS, Allyson and Shawne NEAL, Leslie McCOY, Alan and Wendy JOHNSTON and her many Friends and family at Dale Downie Pontiac Buick. Predeceased by her parents George and Audrey MARTIN. Friends may call at the Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London (434-9141) on Wednesday, May 3rd from 7-9 p.m. Service from the chapel on Thursday, May 4th at 11 a.m. Interment Saint Peter's Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-03 published
ORESKOVICH, Edith May (BICUM)
At Bluewater Health - Norman Street Site on Monday, May 1st, 2006, Edith May (BICUM) ORESKOVICH of Sarnia passed away. Loving wife of former Sarnia radio announcer Steve (Glenn) ORESKOVICH, dear mother of Doctor Susan RODGER and her husband Tom of London and Jeremy Wayne ORESKOVICH of Sarnia, grandmother of Jessie, Marguerite and Anne-Marie RODGER and Alden James ORESKOVICH, sister of Gordon BICUM and his wife Selma of Sombra, step sister of Dick MARTIN and his wife Elizabeth of Stoney Creek, daughter in law of Ana ORESKOVICH and sister in law of Katy BARKEL, both of Schumacher, Ontario, and special cousin of Stuart and Ann BRADBURN of Sarnia. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Edith was born in Kinistino, Saskatchewan and was employed as an office manager in Sarnia. A celebration of her life will be held from the chapel of the D.J. Robb Funeral Home on Friday, May 5th at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Richard HEBBOURN of Trinity Anglican Church, Sarnia officiating. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Friday beginning one hour prior to the service time. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind or the Charity of Choice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent to djrobbfh@ebtech.net.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-03 published
PATERSON, June I. (MARTIN)
(R.N. Victoria Hospital Grad. 1948)
Peacefully at the Kingsway Lodge, Saint Marys surrounded by her family on May 2, 2006. June I. (MARTIN) PATERSON age 79 yrs loving wife of Denzil PATERSON. Dear mother of Jim and Marilyn PATERSON of Elora, Heather and Ken HARRISON of Georgetown, Dawn DAVIES of Cochrane, Alberta and Kim and Sam CORRIVEAU of Saint Marys. Proud grandmother of Jared PATERSON and wife Dana DOLINSEK of Guelph, Renée PATERSON and husband Brad POULTON of Simcoe, Ryan HARRISON of Squamish, British Columbia, MacKenzie DAVIES and Carla DAVIES of Cochrane, Alberta, Danielle CORRIVEAU of London and Michael CORRIVEAU of Saint Marys. Dear sister of Douglas and Leora MARTIN of Calendar and Betty and Maurice RUSSELL of London. Dear sister-in-law of Joan MARTIN of Powassan and sadly missed by special Friends Anna HEWITT and Brick BRADFORD. Predeceased by her parents Clarence MARTIN and the former Gladys MOSSEY, a daughter Margaret PATERSON and a brother Jack MARTIN. At June's request cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N., Saint Marys on Wednesday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate her life will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2006 at Browns United Church (Zorra Twp.) at 11 a.m. with Pastor Irene RICHARDSON officiating. In her memory donations to the Saint Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation, Kingsway Lodge Life Care or Alzheimer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-07 published
JAZEY, Marsha Ann (née MARTIN)
It is with sorrow and heavy hearts that the family of Marsha Ann (MARTIN) JAZEY announce her passing on Friday May 5th, 2006 at her home in London, in her 61st year, surrounded by her loved ones, after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of Alex for 34 years. Dear mother of Danielle, Jenny and her fiancé Shawn THORPE all of London. Marsha will be missed by her beloved dog Toby. Dear step-mother of Corinne JAZEY and her partner Chris SHANNON of Kingston, missed by her grandchildren, niece of Jean SMITH and Mary DALY. Predeceased by her parents May and Leslie MARTIN, daughter-in-law of Faye JAZEY and the late Joe JAZEY, sister-in-law of Mariam DAVIES, Don JAZEY and his wife Del and Gary JAZEY and his wife Debbie. Also missed by many nieces and nephews. Marsha was an employee of Victoria Hospital for over 40 years and a true Toronto Blue Jays fan. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street, South, London, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday, May 10th, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend J. Murdo POLLOCK officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program (Lung Cancer), 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-09 published
OTTAWAY, Mildred " Milly" (née BUCK)
A resident of Chatham, Mildred (Milly) OTTAWAY died on Sunday, May 7, 2006 at Parkwood Hospital, London at the age of 83. Born in London, daughter of the late Edward and Elsie (READING) BUCK. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd E. OTTAWAY (2003.) Loving mother of Harold and Shirley OTTAWAY of Dundas, Lynne and Bradley WARD of London, Mark and Anne OTTAWAY of Chatham and predeceased by Ralph OTTAWAY (1952.) Sadly missed by her grandchildren. Sister of Edward (Ted) BUCK of London. Milly was a former member of the London Citadel (Salvation Army) Songster Brigade and a Choir member at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Tuesday from 3: 00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at 11: 00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 from Emmanuel Baptist Church with Pastor Andrew MARTIN officiating. Private family interment at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations, made by cheque, to Emmanuel Baptist Church appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com Ps. 40: 4A) "Blessed is the man, that maketh the Lord his Trust."

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-13 published
MARTIN, Albert E. " Bud"
(World War 2 Veteran, Merchant Navy and Canadian Army)
Passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Tuesday, May 9, 2006 in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Doris MARTIN for 57 years. Loving father of Janice (Dave) RYERSEE, Robin (John) SMITH. Cherished grandfather of Martin and Miranda RYERSEE, Jaime and Tyler SMITH. Dear brother of Walter MARTIN, Lillian COLETTI, Grant MARTIN, Sandra GRANT and the late Harold MARTIN. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2006 at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment of cremation at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In remembrance, donations to the Shriner's Hospital for Children or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be gratefully appreciated. A special thank you to the Dr.'s and nurses of the Coronary Care Unit at Victoria Hospital for their care and kindness shown to Bud.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-15 published
BROOKER, Gerald Wesley
Peacefully at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, Bracebridge on Thursday, May 11, 2006. Jerry "Jake" BROOKER beloved husband of Margaret and dear father of Barry of British Columbia, Belinda and her husband Steve SAUNDERS of Huntsville and Bradley and his wife Lee of Dresden. Loved by 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grand_son. Survived by sister Joan and her husband Alvah MARTIN and predeceased by his parents George and Elizabeth BROOKER and brother Don. A private family service was held. If desired, donations may be made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society by contacting the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High Street, Huntsville, Ontario, P1H 1N9 (705) 789-5252. www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-15 published
LETHBRIDGE, Francine
At Victoria Hospital, on Sunday, May 14, 2006, Francine LETHBRIDGE of London, in her 67th year. Beloved mother of Denise LETHBRIDGE- FEERE (Tim) and Brent LETHBRIDGE. Loving companion of Richard YAHNKE. Loving grandmother of William, Katie and Jessica FEERE. Dear sister of Mary MARTIN and Jean MORTON. Predeceased by Fred LETHBRIDGE. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Wednesday, May 17 at 11: 00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Francine are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or London Health Sciences Foundation Cancer Centre.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-17 published
BRAIN, Elva (née BOND)
Peacefully, with her family by her side at Toronto Western Hospital, on Monday, May 15, 2006 at age 73. Elva (née BOND) beloved wife of Jack BRAIN of Prince Albert. Much loved mother of Bill and his wife Peggy of Lindsay, Steve and his wife Sue of Sweaburg, Chris BRAIN and Bonnie ALTELAAR of Lindsay, Brian and his wife Margot of Port Perry, Donna Jean and her husband Bob BRANTON of Oshawa and Mary-Ellen and Nathan MARTIN of Oshawa. Loving grandmother of 12 grandchildren including Krista and her husband Marc O'BRIEN of London. Great-grandmother of Jenna Lynn. She will be missed by her large extended family and Friends. The family of Elva BRAIN will receive Friends at the Wagg Funeral Home, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Thursday, May 18th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service to celebrate her life will be held in the Chapel on Friday, May 19th at 11 a.m. Private interment Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Port Perry Hospital Foundation. On-line condolences may be left at www.waggfuneralhome.com

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-17 published
HAWKINS, Mary Eileen (née FRANCIS)
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre on Monday, May 15, 2006, Mary Eileen HAWKINS (née FRANCIS) of Woodstock in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of William "Bill" HAWKINS for 62 years. Dear mother of Deborah HOSTETLER and her husband Gary of Woodstock and Melissa PULLEN and her husband Bruce of Simcoe. Loving Grandma of Mark HOSTETLER (Cathy) of Woodbridge, Cara MARTIN (James) of Toronto, Matthew PULLEN of Toronto, and Lindsay and Tyler PULLEN of Simcoe. Special G.G. to Cameron and Rory. Also survived by her sister Hilda KEDDY of Halifax and predeceased by two sisters and four brothers. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 from 6: 00 to 8:00 p.m. A family service will be held. Cremation followed by interment at the Anglican Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Church of the Good Shepherd, Anglican or the Woodstock Hospital Foundation -- Building Fund would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-23 published
BROWN, W. Evelyn (DAWSON)
Of Sarnia, formerly of London peacefully entered the Kingdom of Heaven on Sunday, May 21, 2006, at the age of 94 years. Beloved wife of the late Ernest BROWN (1987.) Dear mother of Lois and Bob MARTIN of London and Jan and Gord DAVIS of Sarnia. Loving grandmother of Kevin, Kerry, Dean, Melissa and 7 great-grandchildren. Sister of Olive HAMILTON of Guelph. Evelyn was a loving inspiration to her family and touched the hearts of many through her dedication to the church and serving the Lord. She was a true blessing. Visitation at the Stewart Funeral Home, 254 George Street, Sarnia, Wednesday 2-4 p.m. and 7-8: 30 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Sarnia Free Methodist Church (Maxwell @ Russell) on Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Lakeview Cemetery. As an Expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Lambton Lung Association.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-28 published
SYRIE, Bonnie Lou (née JOHNSTON)
At Saint Thomas Elgin Hospital, on Friday, May 26, 2006, Bonnie Lou SYRIE, age 66, of Chatham, beloved wife of R. Murray SYRIE. Born in Dover Twp. in 1939, she was the daughter of the late Alvina (SSAINTERRE) and Lorne JOHNSTON. She will be sadly missed by: her children, Shelley BAS and her husband Blake of Chatham, Penny SYRIE and her companion Lucien LETOURNEAU of Merlin and Scott and his wife Mary-Beth of Chatham, and 7 grandchildren. Predeceased by a brother Kenneth JOHNSTON. Friends and relatives may call at the Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday, May 29th. Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home chapel, on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Andrew MARTIN of Emmanuel Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will take place in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations to the Charity of Your Choice would be appreciated. Online condolences welcomed at www.peseski.com

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-06 published
FALLOWFIELD, Vera Marguerite (née FLEMING/FLEMMING)
Peacefully at Woodstock General Hospital on Monday, June 5, 2006, Vera Marguerite FALLOWFIELD (née FLEMING/FLEMMING) of Woodstock in her 94th year. Daughter of the late Corson and Mary FLEMING/FLEMMING. Beloved wife of the late John FALLOWFIELD (1958.) Dear mother of Gordon Charles FALLOWFIELD (Mina) of Alberta, Irene MARTIN (late Thomas) of Woodstock and the late William "Billy" FALLOWFIELD (1962.) Also lovingly remembered by her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dear eldest sister of Jean YOUNG of British Columbia and J. Lorne FLEMING/FLEMMING (Margaret) of Woodstock. Also predeceased by her sisters Fern FLEMING/FLEMMING, Irene BLEWETT and Bessie FLEMING/FLEMMING and her brother Fred FLEMING/FLEMMING. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews and their families. Vera was a lifelong member of Chalmers United Church and a member of the U.C.W., and worked at the Ontario Hospital (O.R.C.) in Woodstock for 25 years. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Thursday, June 8, 2006 from 1: 00 to 2:00 p.m. for a funeral service in the chapel at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Donald LINKLETTER officiating. Interment at the Presbyterian Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to Chalmers United Church Memorial Fund or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-12 published
McINTYRE, John " Jack"
Peacefully at University Hospital on Friday, June 9th, 2006, Mr. John (Jack) McINTYRE, of London, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the late Margaret McINTYRE. Loving father of Janice (Larry) HOWELL- HARRIES and Sam McINTYRE and his friend Jackie MOREAU. Dear grandfather of Carrie HAY and Brad (Dawn) HOWELL- HARRIES and great-grandfather of Matthew HAY. Also survived by his sister Betty BARTON, and sisters-in-law Marion HEATH and Fern McINTYRE, nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his sisters Eva WILSON, Gladys MARTIN, Norma COCHRANE, Leona DOBBIE, Leota ORR, Mildred MAYO and brothers Malcolm, Theodore, Fred and Currie. Friends may call at the Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London (434-9141) on Tuesday June 13th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service from the chapel on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Society or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-15 published
KERR, Timothy James " Tim"
A resident of Port Lambton, passed away at the Sydenham Campus on Wednesday, June 14th, 2006 at the age of 50. Beloved husband of Laura (THIBERT) KERR. Loving son of Ruth and the late Elwood KERR. Son-in-law of Dorothy and the late Paul THIBERT of Chatham. Dear father of Kevin, Katherine and Kyle KERR. Brother and brother-in-law of Priscilla and John BANVILLE of Alberta, Ron and Madeleine KERR of Wallaceburg, Becky and Doctor Don MUNNINGS of Mississauga, Martha and Ivan WILLMORE of Fort Erie, Grace and Mark MARTIN of Chatham, Joe and Lisa KERR of Wallaceburg, Charlene and the late Art KERR of Chatham, Ron and Bonnie THIBERT of Grand Bend, Larry THIBERT of Chatham, Terry and Mae THIBERT of Wallaceburg, Al and Melanie THIBERT and Glen THIBERT of Chatham. Friends may call at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street, in Wallaceburg from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday. Reverend Brian ANDERSON will conduct the funeral service at 11 o'clock on Saturday, June 17th, 2006 at First Baptist Church (Thomas Ave). Interment to follow at Riverview Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to the Charity of Your Choice may be left at the funeral home 519-627-3231. Online condolences may be sent to tim.kerr@cavanaghfuneral home.ca.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-23 published
SHUTER, Wilma Leota (née SMITH)
At Victoria Hospital, on Wednesday, June 21st, 2006, Wilma Leota SHUTER of London in her 86th year. Survived by loving husband William SHUTER. Loving mother of Eleanore SHARKEY, Janice HAINES and the late Robert SHUTER (2003.) Loving mother-in-law of John HAINES, Debra SHUTER and the late Joseph SHARKEY (1997.) Cherished grandmother of Cheryl CLARK and her husband Ron, Pamela RESVICK and her husband Bradley, Amanda SHUTER, Brian SHUTER and great-grandmother of Casey, David and Hailee CLARK and Austin and Cameron RESVICK. Also survived by her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Eileen SMITH, Ada GILLIAN (née SHUTER) and her husband Robert, Rev. Douglas SHUTER and Elma SEABROOK (née SHUTER,) as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Oscar and Bessie SMITH, brother Clifford SMITH and sister Meryl MARTIN. Visitation will be held on Friday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, June 24th, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. with Pastor John MacKIE officiating. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Wilma, are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Osteoporosis Society of Canada or World Vision. Email condolences may be sent to mail@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-08 published
NOBES, Junice
Junice NOBES graced the world with her presence. Her smile, warmth and willingness to lend-a-hand will be missed by all of those who knew her. Junice passed away in London, Ontario on July 5, 2006. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Frances STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Robert NOBES, Audrey HAZUDA (D.J. SKINNER) and Barbara WEISDORF- HOBBS (Steve HOBBS). Grandchildren Bernadette NOBES (Ben CODY,) Jennifer STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (Jim HAYES,) Jessica STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (Dan MARTIN), Rachel, Rivkah, Hannah, Harry, and Zev WEISDORF; Emma and Alex HAMILTON- HOBBS, will carry with them memories of her generosity and her goodness. Also missing her dearly will be great grandchildren Deacon CODY, Amanda and Samantha FINLAYSON. A celebration of her life will be held at the Chapel of Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 303 Riverside Drive, London, Ontario at 10: 30 a.m. Monday July 10, 2006. A heartfelt thank you to all of the staff of Chelsey Park for their care and compassion. Expressions of sympathy and donations (Chelsey Park Recreation Department, or Children Toy Lending Library) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services (519) 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Junice NOBES.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-12 published
MARTIN, Peter Thomas
At the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, on Monday, July 10, 2006. Peter Thomas MARTIN, in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Betty (CRAWFORD.) Dear father of Susi KIPPEN (Richard,) London, Shawn MARTIN (June), Edmonton, Alberta, Scott MARTIN (Joanne), London, Sherri BURD (Don) of Port Stanley, Sandy of Saint Thomas. Dear stepfather to Charlene MALLOCH (David) of Pelee Island, Scott Burden of R.R.#3 Dutton, Mike BURDEN of R.R.#1 Wallacetown. Dear brother of Pamela GERMUNDSON (Allan) of Kanata, Ontario and special friend Mark CLEMENTS, London. Also several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Peter was born in England, the son of the late Tom and Beryl MARTIN. He was a welder and ran a Welding business in Lambeth. Throughout his life Peter was actively involved in motorsports. The family will receive Friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private family service will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place. Remembrances would be appreciated to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital (Palliative Care Unit).

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-13 published
MARTIN, Peter Thomas
At the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, on Monday, July 10, 2006. Peter Thomas MARTIN, in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Betty (CRAWFORD.) Dear father of Susi KIPPEN (Richard,) London, Shawn MARTIN (June), Edmonton, Alberta, Scott MARTIN (Joanne), London, Sherri BURD (Don) of Port Stanley, Sandy (Cathy) of Saint Thomas. Dear stepfather to Charlene MALLOCH (David) of Pelee Island, Scott BURDEN of R.R.#3 Dutton, Mike BURDEN of R.R.#1 Wallacetown. Dear brother of Pamela GERMUNDSON (Allan) of Kanata, Ont and special friend Mark CLEMENTS, London. Also several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Peter was born in England, the son of the late Tom and Beryl MARTIN. He was a welder and ran a Welding business in Lambeth. Throughout his life Peter was actively involved in motorsports. The family will receive Friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private family service will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place. Remembrances would be appreciated to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital (Palliative Care Unit) and the Canadian Cancer Society.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-14 published
BRESETT, Thomas Victor
Age 74 of Sarnia, formerly of Dresden passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at his residence. He was born in Dresden son of the late Victor and Jessie (DYCK) BRESETT. He is survived by four daughters: Dianne and Doug MARTIN, Yvonne DAMPHOUSSE, Becky and Dennis PHILLIPS and Beth and Bill BELDER; three sons: Victor and Mary BRESETT, Greg and Teresa BRESETT and Dennis and Brenda BRESETT; 21 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters Norma and Don ANDERSON and Helen BRESETT; two brothers Jim BRESETT and Bob and Carol BRESETT. He is predeceased by his wife Verlane (SHORTT) BRESETT (2004;) two sisters June SWAINSTON and Audrey BREATON. Friends will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street Dresden on Friday 4-8 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Saturday, July 15, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Reg BABBEY officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-23 published
MARLATT, Shirley Joanne (née JENNER)
A resident of Chatham, passed peacefully Friday September 22, 2006 at C.K.H.A. Public General campus at 70 years. Beloved wife of Libero "Nick" Mondo for 30 years. Special mother of Lynn EVANS (Bill,) Karen MARLATT (Claude MARTIN) both of Chatham. Treasured grandmother of Ian MacDONALD and Darrin EVANS, Brandon and Ashley MARTIN. Great grandmother of Isaac and Ethan. Also survived by sisters Jean COUTTS- AGAR (Alfred), Katherine WHITTINGTON (Richard), Ruth MYERS (Francis) and Martha KIRKPATRICK (Donald,) sisters-in-law Olimpia MAIER (Nicolo) and AnnaMaria BAGNALL, brother-in-law Vic MONDO (Marie.) Predeceased by her parents Roy and Margaret JENNER. Shirley worked for 33 years at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce main branch in Chatham and will be sadly missed by everyone but especially her best pal Nick. The family will receive Friends and relatives Sunday September 24, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Bowman Funeral Home, 4 Victoria Ave., Chatham, 519-352-2390. A funeral service will be held Monday September 25, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment to follow in Maple Leaf Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be left at www.bowmanfh.ca

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-27 published
WOODS, Clarence Robert " Woody"
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre -- Victoria Campus, London, on Monday, September 25, 2006, Clarence Robert "Woody" WOODS of Kintore in his 77th year. Beloved husband of 53 years of Julia (CALDER) WOODS. Loving father of Deb (Bob) ROSS of Embro, Janice (King) WRIGHT of Port Carling, Lois (Locke) ROWE of Toronto, and Marcia WOODS of Oshawa. Clarence was an extraordinary grandfather who will be dearly missed by his grandchildren Becky, Matthew, Denny, Haley, Taylor, Hannah and Alex. Survived by sisters Doris HODGINS and Marjorie MARTIN and Uncle George HERON. His memory will be cherished by many other family members and Friends. Cremation has taken place. All are invited to attend a memorial service at Chalmers United Church, Kintore on Saturday September 30th at 11: 00 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be given to the Chalmers United Church Memorial Fund and may be arranged through the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, 177 Dundas Street, Thamesford. (519) 285-2427

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-01 published
LEWIS, L. Arnold
At University Hospital, London on Saturday, September 30, 2006 L. Arnold LEWIS of Clandeboye in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Elsie (TILBURY) LEWIS (2001.) Dear father and father-in-law of Doug and Diane LEWIS of London, Betty Ann and Don MARTIN of Hanover, Joan and Bob FINKBEINER of Clandeboye, Brenda and Fred SMITH of Lucan and Dan RODGERS and his friend Michaline of Clandeboye. Also survived by 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-granddaughters. Dear brother of Cecil LEWIS of Clandeboye, Dorothy Ann and Cliff LEAN of Brockville and Helen and Bill SMITH of Mitchell. Predeceased by a daughter Helen, a brother Gerald, a sister-in-law Marie LEWIS and a brother-in-law Orville TAILOR/TAYLOR. Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Sunday afternoon 2-4 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, October 2nd at 1 p.m. with Rev. Sue McCULLOUGH officiating. Interment Saint_James Cemetery, Clandeboye. Donations to Parkwood Hospital Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-03 published
WOOD, Thomas Ericson, M.Sc., M.D., F.R.C.P.C. (1934-2006)
Died September 30th, London Ontario of acute myelogenous leukemia. Tom was born in Chatham, Ontario, and graduated from the University of Western Ontario, Meds '61. He interned at Saint_Joseph's Hospital in London, Boston City Hospital, and the Royal Victoria Hospital, and the Royal Edward Hospital, both in Montreal. He practised respirology and taught at Saint_Joseph's Hospital and the University of Western Ontario since 1968. Retiring from Saint_Joseph's Hospital staff in 2002 he entered private practice in 2003 and continued working until his illness was diagnosed in August 2006. Tom is survived by his wife of forty-five years, the Reverend Mary McDowell WOOD of Shawville, Quebec, and their five children, Judith (Sigurd EIDSMO) of Denmark, Jane (Blair CRAWFORD) of Ottawa, Sarah (Rob BALLANTYNE) of Toronto, Pete of Hubbards, Nova Scotia, and James (Christine THORPE) of Toronto. Grandchildren are Julia, Thor and Jarl EIDSMO, Annie and Liz CRAWFORD, and Mark, Ben and Sam BALLANTYNE. Tom is also survived by his sister, Mrs. Ida Jean "Terry" (David MARTIN) of Ottawa. Tom returned to university recently and received his Honours B.A. in Art History and Criticism (with distinction) from the University of Western Ontario. Tom lived life to the fullest, and he lived it in style. Some of his essays have appeared in the Globe and Mail. He traveled widely, including extensive walking tours in Europe. He supported the arts and he cherished Friendship. Tom was an entirely generous and adoring husband; he was a father who delighted in, admired and respected each of his children; and he was a faithful brother. He was a fair and gracious colleague, and a kind and astute doctor who practiced and taught the art of medicine. He was a perceptive and eloquent teacher. In all things, Tom was "A good and faithful servant to his life's end". Our family feels a profound gratitude for the superb care Tom received in Oncology and Palliative Care at Victoria Hospital from Doctor Jo-Anne HAMMOND, her Resident Doctor Yishai WISE, the support staff, and the wonderful nurses for their infinite kindness to us. Friends may call on Thursday, October 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James Street at Richmond, London. The funeral service will be conducted at Saint_James Westminster Church, 115 Askin Street, London, on Friday, October 6 at 11: 00 a.m. Memorial donations may be made in the name of Doctor Tom WOOD to the Saint_Joseph's Health Care Foundation, 268 Grosvenor Street, London, Ontario N6A 4V2. (www.HarrisFuneralHome.ca)

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-05 published
MEWBURN, Olive Elizabeth Scholfield
Of Chelsey Park Retirement Community, London, and formerly of Burnfield Farm, Niagara Falls, Ontario, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2006, just eight weeks short of her 100th Birthday. Olive MEWBURN was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Bernard Chilton MEWBURN; son, Donald Bernard MEWBURN; brother, William SCHOLFIELD; and sister, Helen ENGLISH. She is survived by sisters Marion (Jack) FAIR, Hamilton, Ontario, and Agnes MARTIN, North Vancouver, British Columbia, and by daughter Marjorie SHEASBY (John) of London, Ontario. Special Gramma of Michael (Pascale) SHEASBY of Boucherville, Québec, and Susan SHEASBY of Los Angeles, California; Gramma Olive to her great-grandchildren Alexandre B. SHEASBY, Jeanne R. SHEASBY and Lea Mewburn SHEASBY of Boucherville, Québec. A caring aunt to many nieces and nephews, Olive was a lifelong member of the Church of Saint_John the Evangelist (Stamford). Cremation has taken place. Celebration of her life will be held on Friday, October 20th, 2006. Friends will be received at 10 a.m. at the Church of Saint_John the Evangelist (Stamford), followed by the Funeral at 11 a.m. and interment of ashes at Stamford Presbyterian Cemetery. Memorial donations in Olive's name may be made to the Church of Saint_John the Evangelist (Stamford). Arrangements are in the care of Westview Funeral Chapel, (519) 641-1793. Online condolences may be forwarded to mail@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-07 published
DYMOND, Robert Earl
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Thursday, October 5, 2006, Robert Earl DYMOND of R.R.#2 Kerwood in his 75th year. Dearly loved husband of Ann Berniece (PENNINGTON) DYMOND. Loving father of John (Denise) DYMOND of Toronto, Peter (Kori-Lee) DYMOND of Kilworth and Mary Ann (Steve) Martin of Kerwood. son of Elsie (EARL) and the late Frank DYMOND. Grandpa will be missed by his grandchildren; Allison and Brett MARTIN, William DYMOND, Bailey BROWN and Samuel STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Dear brother of Gerald and Doreen DYMOND, Jim and Mary Lou DYMOND and Elaine and Al CORBETT. Brother-in-law of Evelyn (PENNINGTON) GEORGE, and the late Kenneth B. GEORGE, Kay (PENNINGTON) MURRAY and Al GOUGH, the late Wilfred MURRAY and the late Herb BURNARD. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Sunday, October 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a funeral service will be held on Monday October 9 at 10: 30 a.m. with Rev. Rob TOWLER officiating. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. A Masonic Service under the direction of Ionic Lodge #328 Napier will be held Sunday at 6: 30 p.m. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Bob.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-13 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Ila Ruth (née STEEPER)
After a lengthy illness at South Huron Hospital Exeter on Thursday October 12th, 2006 Ila Ruth (STEEPER) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of R.R.#8 Parkhill, Ontario in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of Donald THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Dear mother and mother-in-law of Glen and Connie THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and William RALPH. Predeceased by daughter Linda May RALPH (1994.) Dearly loved grandmother of Lori, and Jason BAKER, Stacey and Greg MARTIN, Mike and Tara RALPH, Kerrie Coombs and Jamie CAVALIER, Jeffrey THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Lindsay THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Matthew THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and fiancée Laura McCORMICK. Dear great-grandmother of 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by parents Albert and Della STEEPER, brother and sister-in-law Stanley and Marjorie STEEPER, and sister and brother-in-law Maurine and Harold LEE. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Resting at the T. Stephenson and son Funeral Home Ailsa Craig where a private family service will be held with Rev. Ken TAILOR/TAYLOR officiating. No funeral home visitation. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Municipality of North Middlesex. Donations to Craigwiel Gardens Nursing Home Ailsa Craig or the charity of choice would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Mrs. Ila THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-16 published
MARTIN, James G.
On Friday October 13, 2006. James G. MARTIN age 65. Loving brother of Norman MARTIN (Ora) of Capreol and Catherine WATSON (David) of Thedford. Loving uncle of John, Trudy, Judy, Shelly and Candace. Great-uncle of Stevie, Kellie and James. Honourary family of Rosie and Mike GEORGE. Honourary grandpa of Summer and Sam. At James request cremation has taken place. Private family interment Saint Peter's Cemetery, London. Expressions of sympathy and donations (St. Elizabeth Health Care) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services (519) 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-16 published
Ten-year-old driver of tractor killed in rollover
By Canadian Press, Mon., October 16, 2006
Minto Township -- A 10-year-old boy has been crushed by a tractor he was driving in Minto Township in Wellington County.
Provincial police responded to a call Saturday evening and found Leroy MARTIN pinned beneath the tractor.
Police say he was driving the vehicle when it rolled off a roadway and crushed him underneath.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The farm safety board has been notified. Police are continuing their investigation.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-17 published
McLAUGHLIN, Marianne Rose (née MARTIN)
At Parkwood Hospital after a lengthy illness on Sunday October 15, 2006 Marianne Rose beloved wife of William (Bill) McLAUGHLIN in her 55th year. Beloved daughter of Elinor (UFFELMAN) MARTIN and the late G. Clare MARTIN. Marianne will be sadly missed by her brother Clare MARTIN and his wife Laurie (KOCHER) and nieces Alison, Sandra, and Leah of Bamberg and family friend Al LUCAS. Predeceased by her brother Philip (2005). Sister-in-law to Ed and Marie McLAUGHLIN, Theresa and Tom FITZPATRICK, Rose Marie ANGER, Peggy and Marc BOUILANNE, Bonnie MANDERS, Tom and Mary Ann McLAUGHLIN, and her late brothers-in-law Bruce ANGER and Joe MANDERS. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Prayers Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Saint Michael's Church, 515 Cheapside Street, on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Lucan. Donations to Parkwood Hospital c/o Saint_Joseph's Health Care Foundation or to Muscular Dystrophy would be appreciated.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-18 published
MARTIN, George E.
He has "slipped the surly bonds of earth…" A resident of Chatham and formerly of Wallaceburg, George E. MARTIN died peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at the age of 62 after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Sue (MAYBEE) MARTIN for 39 years. Loving father of Tim and Christine MARTIN of Oakville and Dan and Carolyn MARTIN of Chatham. Much loved grandpa of Thomas George MARTIN of Chatham. Born in Strathroy, son of the late Kenneth and Vivian (MITCHELL) MARTIN. Brother of Ray and Margaret MARTIN of Ottawa, Ernie MARTIN of Strathroy, Jeanne and John VAN ROSSUM of London and the late Ken MARTIN. Brother-in-law of Loretta MARTIN of LaSallette, Sandi and Duane HOWES and Ted and Betty MAYBEE, all of Thunder Bay. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. After his retirement from Bell Canada in 1999, George immersed himself in his true passions-woodworking and cooking. The fruits of his labours will be missed by many while his workshop creations continue to bring joy and comfort. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Thursday from 2: 00-4:30 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at 11: 00 a.m. on Friday, October 20, 2006 from Holy Trinity Church, Chatham with Rev. John HODGINS officiating. Interment Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. Donations, made by cheque, to the London Regional Cancer Centre or Holy Trinity Church Building Fund appreciated.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-21 published
SCAMMELL, Charles Douglas
At University Hospital on Tuesday, October 17th, 2006, Charles Douglas SCAMMELL of London, at the age of 91. Husband of the late Margaret (MORE) SCAMMELL. Dear father of Ron (Sueanne) SCAMMELL of London. Loving grandfather of Kelly MARTIN of London. Brother of Jim of Scarborough and Doris McLENEGHAN of North Bay. Predeceased by a brother Art and sister Peg. At Charles's request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Charles are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation-University Hospital Intensive Care Unit Westview Funeral Chapel, (519) 641-1793, entrusted with arrangements. Email condolences may be sent to mail@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-03 published
HAGGART, Margaret
A resident of Watford and formerly of Chatham, died on Wednesday, November 1, 2006, at the Watford Quality Care Centre, at the age of 83. Daughter of the late Thomas and Ethel (MARTIN) HAGGART of Windsor. She is predeceased by brothers William, David, and Joseph, sister Charlotte, and sister-in-law Ada. Margaret is survived by sister-in-law Rose of Tecumseh, nephew Donald and his wife Margaret HAGGART of Sarnia, nieces Nancy HARD and her husband Will of Alexandria, Minnesota., Elizabeth and Kathleen HAGGART both of Sarnia. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, on Sunday, November 5, 2006 from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. Funeral service to follow at 4:00 p.m. Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery, Oldcastle, on Monday, November 6, 2006. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-10 published
RUSSELL, Velda (ROBERTS)
Peacefully at Trillum Villa Nursing Home on Thursday, November 9, 2006, Velda (ROBERTS) RUSSELL, age 88, of Sarnia, loving wife of the late James Herbert Robertson RUSSELL. Loving mother of Heather MARTIN of Sarnia, Pamela MORRISSEY and her husband William of Burlington and Diane WILLEMSEN and her husband Louie of Sarnia, grandmother of Melissa Anne CROWE and her husband Glenn and Corey Russell WILLEMSEN all of Sarnia and great-grandmother of Dalton and Devon CROWE. She was predeceased by her son-in-law Kenneth MARTIN (1992.) A celebration of Velda's life will be held from the Chapel of the D.J. Robb Funeral Home, 102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia on Saturday, November 11th at 12: 30 p.m. A private family interment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Saturday from 11: 00 a.m. until the time of service. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the charity of choice. Messages of condolence can be sent to djrobbfh@ebtech.net

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-21 published
NEEB, Ina Marie (née ROPP)
At South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Monday, November 20, 2006 Ina Marie (ROPP) NEEB, of Zurich, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Ward NEEB (1985.) Dear mother of Martha NEEB of London, Sylvia NEEB of Zurich and Edward and Karen NEEB of Hixon, British Columbia. Loving grandmother of Jason, Trevor, Amanda, Teresa and Sarah, great-grandmother of Ryan and Trey and step-grandmother of Connie and Tom, Barry, Kevin and Karrie, Brenda, Tammy and Dwayne, Scott and Justin and their families. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Vera SHANTZ, Luanna and Albert MARTIN and Joanna ROPP. Predeceased by her parents Samuel and Alvina (BAECHLER) ROPP, son-in-law Jack NEEB, brother Alfred ROPP, sister-in-law Verna ROPP and brother-in-law Elam SHANTZ. Visitation in the J.M. McBeath Funeral Home, 49 Goshen Street North, Zurich on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, November 23, 2006 at 2 p.m. Rev. Alex McGILVERY officiating. Interment Calvary United Cemetery, Dashwood. Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association, Emmanuel United Church or the Lung Association. Condolences may be forwarded to www.jmmcbeathfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Ina NEEB.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-22 published
BURFORD, Donald
Resident of Perth South and former employee at Canadian National Railway shops as a machinist and Domtar as maintenance and member of Saint Paul's Anglican Church Stratford, died peacefully at Saint Marys Memorial Hospital on November 20, 2006 at the age of 78. son of the late Charles James BURFORD and the former Louisa HOSKIN. Beloved husband of Barbara who predeceased Don on December 28, 2000. Loving father of Martin and Sarah BURFORD, Granton, John BURFORD, Saint Marys and Terry BURFORD and Cherie BRITTON, Calgary. Proud grandfather of Colin, Eric, Anna, Alexander and Janelle. Dear brother of Elva and Lew AYRE and brother-in-law of Irene BURFORD, Mildred BURFORD and Bud KING. Son-in-law of Rose MARTIN, North Bay and the late Alex MARTIN. Dear brother-in-law of Alex and Shirley MARTIN, Kamloops, British Columbia and Beverly MARTIN, North Bay. Remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Charles (Alice), William in infancy, Leonard (Cora), Ernest (Florence,) George, James and sisters Dorothy NEY (Gordon) and Betty KING. Family and Friends will be received at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home (519-284-2820), 47 Wellington St. South, Saint Marys, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday, November 23, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Paul VOLLICK. Cremation to follow the service with burial of cremated remains at a later date. Donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-23 published
DELEARY, Shirley L.
Peacefully on November 20, 2006 at the Parkwood Hospital at the age of 70. Predeceased by her husband Earl (Mick) ACKLES. Beloved friend of Alex KUBITZA. Loving mother of Debra ADAM/ADAMS (Phil,) Bonnie MARTIN, Eldon ACKLES (Della), Wendy KROLL (Mike), Tammy MARCHANT, Timothy KIRK (Kim), Wayne POWELL and Dennis DELEARY. Proud grandmother of 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Survived by sister Pat PARDY, and half sisters Linda, Rose and Lois. The family will receive Friends at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service to be held in the chapel on Friday, November 24, 2006 at 4 p.m. Cremation. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-25 published
MARTIN, Bryan
On a beautiful, sunny day, Wednesday, November 22, 2006, while out for his daily walk, Bryan MARTIN peacefully passed away in his 63rd year. Re-united in Heaven with his father Fred L. MARTIN and grandparents Ella and Calvin MARTIN and Vera and Fred DARBY. Beloved son of Mary C. MARTIN and big brother of Heather L. GREENFIELD (Richard) and Jill A. MARTIN. Nephew of Tom and Sherry DARBY of Edmonton and Bill and Peg MARTIN of Chatham. The family will receive Friends and family on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James Street at Richmond, where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday, November 27 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment later at Strathroy Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Scleroderma Society of Ontario or Community Living London would be gratefully acknowledged.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-26 published
MARTIN, John Edwin, B.A., B.L.S., M.L.S.
Of London at the age of 75 at Victoria Hospital on Friday, November 24, 2006. Beloved husband of Dorothy Anne (MYLES) MARTIN. Dear father of Chris, Neil and Jane and Paul and Sandy. Loving grandfather of Joshua, Alex and Sarah. John was a teacher and librarian for 35 years and library assistant at U.W.O. for 11 years. A memorial Visitation will be held on Monday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the memorial service will be conducted on Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Archdeacon D. Ian GRANT officiating. Cremation and private family interment at Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of John are asked to consider the Alzheimer's Outreach Services at McCormick Home.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-30 published
MARTIN, Doctor Thomas Herman
A resident of Chatham, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at his residence at the age of 72. Doctor MARTIN was born in Chatham and was the son of the late Lawrence V. (Tony) and Emily (Honey) (MATHANY) MARTIN. Beloved father of Doctor Lawrence Victor MARTIN, Dayton Alex MARTIN, Scott T.R. MARTIN, Carolyn MARTIN, Emily Gail MARTIN and Jane MARTIN. Dear friend of Dianna CIUPKA. Kind brother of Sandra LEHNEN, Dianne MARTIN, Kaye CLARKE, John MATHANY and Alan MATHANY. Friends will be received at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home Ltd., 639 Elgin Street., Wallaceburg on Friday, December 1, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Masonic Lodge service will be held at 6: 45 p.m. from the funeral home. At Doctor MARTIN's request the funeral service will be private for his family. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Monarchy League of Canada or the Christ Church may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial, a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Doctor Thomas Herman MARTIN.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-02 published
MARTIN, Bryan
The family of the late Bryan MARTIN wish to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to family, Friends, employees, and colleagues for their kindness and sympathy following the loss of a son, brother, nephew and brother-in-law. Thanks to those who sent cards, food, phone calls, floral tributes and memorial donations. Special thanks to Doctor Doug ROSS of Wesley-Knox United Church, Tom DARBY, Richard GREENFIELD, Jen HENRY, Jill MARTIN and Fred MacKINNON for their participation in the funeral service. Thank you to the staff at the James A. Harris Funeral Home for their dedication and professionalism to Bryan. Sincerely; Mary, Heather and Jill.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-05 published
BRISSETTE, Irene (MARTIN)
Peacefully, at University Hospital, on Sunday, December 3rd, 2006, Irene (MARTIN) BRISSETTE of London in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Louis BRISSETTE (2003.) Loving mother of Rene, Rita and her husband Gaetan EMERY, Claudette and her husband Jean Louis VEILLEUX, Micheline and her husband Lee CAMPBELL, Diane and her husband John PREE, Claire and her husband Larry BEADLE, Jean-Claude and his wife Angie, Linda and her husband Dave VALDRON. Dear grandmother of Jean Pierre and Michael EMERY, Dan and Steven FORGET, Michelle and Melissa BRISSETTE, Tracey and Andrew DOLPHIN, Barbara Ann and Chantal BEADLE, Jordan and Ryan VALDRON, Jonathan BRISSETTE and Jennifer DE SOUSA, and lovingly remembered by 10 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her brother Francis MARTIN. Friends will be received by the family at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with prayers being held at 7: 30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Michael's Parish, 515 Cheapside Street, on Wednesday, December 6th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. those wishing to make a donation in memory of Irene are asked to consider the Parkinson Society Canada or the Children's Health Foundation. Email condolences may be sent to westview@execulink.com

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-05 published
MARTIN, Jim
In memory of a loving husband and father, Jim MARTIN, who passed away 7 years ago today.
Our lives go on without you
But nothing is the same,
We have to hide our heartaches
When someone speaks your name.
Sad are the hearts that love you
Silent the tears that fall,
Living our lives without you
Is the hardest part of all.
You did so many things for us
Your heart was kind and true,
And when we needed someone
We could always count on you.
The special years will not return
When we were all together,
But with the love within our hearts
You will walk with us forever.
You are always in our hearts, thoughts and have our love forever, miss you Jimmy. Love Ilona, Lisa and Jenn

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-09 published
LEESON, Gerald Frederick " Fred"
Peacefully at his home in London on Thursday, December 7th, 2006, Gerald Frederick " Fred" LEESON in his 64th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Pat (MARTIN) LEESON for over 38 years. Dear father of Beth LEESON- HAGEN and her husband Jason HAGEN, and Jerry LEESON all of London. Predeceased by his parents Gerald LEESON and Winifred GARDNER. Dear brother of Evelyn HARRIS- WILLIAMS and her husband Gary WILLIAMS of Port Stanley, Shirley PALMER and her husband Doctor Ted PALMER of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Bilton LEESON and his wife Lynn of Burford, and Mary-Ellen LEESON of Bath, England. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday, December 11th at 11 a.m. with Reverend Anne BEATTIE- STOKES of White Oaks United Church officiating. Private interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. Friends will also be received 1 hour prior to the funeral service. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Ontario Amateur Wrestling Association 1185 Eglinton Avenue East, North York, Ontario M3C 3C6, or the Canadian Cancer Society (for Pancreatic Cancer Research) 123 St. George Street, London N6A 3A1. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-12 published
NOWICKI, Annie (ZUBYK)
At University Hospital on December 11, 2006, Annie (ZUBYK) NOWICKI in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Nicholas NOWICKI. Dear mother of Jennie and her husband Robert MARTIN. Loving grandmother of Barbara and Michael. Beloved great-grandmother of Chloe and Lauren. Visitors will be received in the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William Street on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church, 707 Nelson Street on Thursday, December 14 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Saint Peter's Cemetery. Panachyda Wednesday at 7: 30 p.m.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-16 published
MARTIN, Kathleen " Lorna" (née KIRBY)
At the Woodstock General Hospital on Friday December 15, 2006, Kathleen "Lorna" MARTIN (née KIRBY) of Fairview Cres., Woodstock in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of Norman F. MARTIN and the late Ron GRINDLEY (1974.) Dear mother of Carol HEMSWORTH (Terry) of Thornbury and step-mother of David MARTIN (Ann) of New Dundie. Loved grandmother of Kelly CAMPBELL (Doug) of Sterling Heights, Michigan, Tracey COLE (Wayne) and Robert HEMSWORTH all of Woodstock and step-grandmother of Rick MARTIN (Tabitha) of Woodstock, Steve MARTIN (Heather) of Oakville and Jeff MARTIN (Cher) of Guelph and great-grandmother of 8 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Nancy MILLS and Albert KIRBY of Woodstock and Jim KIRBY of Coldwater. Predeceased by her great-granddaughter Carleigh Kathleen CAMPBELL (2006) and numerous brothers and sisters. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (519-539-0004) on Monday 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday December 19, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. David JOYCE officiating. Interment in the Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-16 published
MARTIN, John
The family of the late John MARTIN extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to our relatives, Friends and neighbours for their support and caring during John's illness. To Doctor Janet POPE and her knowing touch; and Doctor John JORDAN and Byron Family Clinic staff; The Alzheimers Outreach Services of McCormick Home Connie and Carrie our faithful in-home support team and the staff at Longworth Long-Term Care. Grateful thanks to the very Reverend Terrance DANCE and Archdeacon Ian GRANT for their words of comfort and support. Dorothy, Chris, Paul and Sandy MARTIN. He touched so many lives through teaching.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-22 published
AGAR, Wilfred Gordon
At the Bobier Villa, Dutton on Thursday December 21, 2006, Wilfred Gordon AGAR formerly of R.R.#4 Iona Station in his 99th year. Beloved husband of the late Beatrice (LANGLEY) AGAR. Beloved father of John AGAR and Ida MARTIN, Mary and Bryan KENNY, Peter AGAR and Pat JOHNSON all of R.R.#4 Iona Station. Loved grandfather of Linda and Tyler MERKLEY, Tim and Diane AGAR, Robert and Tania AGAR, Patrick and Janet KENNY, Brad KENNY, Catherine and Arjan KOUWENBERG, David and Mariah AGAR and 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by daughters-in-law Ruth AGAR and Judy AGAR and sisters Mildred DUNLOP and Doris WALKER. Gord was a member of Prince of Wales Lodge #171, Iona Station and a member of Nativity/Saint Peter's Anglican Church. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton Street, Dutton, Wednesday December 27, 2-4 and 7-9 where the funeral service will be held on Thursday December 28 at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation. Interment of Ashes in Cowal-McBride Cemetery. Donations to the Bobier Villa or Nativity/Saint Peter's Anglican Church would be appreciated. Prince of Wales Lodge #171 will hold a memorial service on Wednesday at 6: 45.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-22 published
MARTIN, William Douglas
Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Wednesday, December 20, 2006, William Douglas Martin, of R.R.#1, Bayfield in his 65th year. Beloved husband of Betty Susann (SCHMITT) MARTIN. Dear father of Jason and Jennifer Grek MARTIN of Kingston. Dear brother-in-law of Howard and Jean SCHMITT and Dorothy and Ralph SHANTZ. Sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Doug and Marian (CONNERS) MARTIN and one sister Marie MASON. Bill was District Manager, Food Service Division, for J.M. Schneider Inc., owned and operated the Magic Meal Shoppe before moving to Bayfield where he became interested in Municipal Government. He represented Stanley East on the Council for the Municipality of Bluewater for over 5 years and was a Director on the Bluewater Rest Home Board for 2 years before ill health forced him to retire. Visitation in the J.M. McBeath Funeral Home, 49 Goshen St. N., Zurich on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be conducted on Friday, December 29, 2006 at 11 a.m. in the Zurich Mennonite Church. Pastor Phil WAGLER officiating. Cremation. Private family interment Zurich Mennonite Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Society, St. Elizabeth Foundation or the Bluewater Rest Home Rest Well Campaign. Condolences may be forwarded through www.jmmcbeathfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Bill MARTIN.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-28 published
IREDALE, Norman J.
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, on Tuesday, December 26, 2006, Norman J. IREDALE age 60 years of Saint Marys. Beloved husband of Jackie (MELVILLE) IREDALE. Loving father of Chris IREDALE and Laurie COWARD, Tim and Susan IREDALE, Jessica and John HODKINSON. Proud grandfather of Hayden, Liam, Erin, Jordan, Loghan and Ryan. Dear brother of Grace KINBERGER, Robert and Jackie IREDALE, Orville IREDALE Jr., Ann Marie BURLEY and William. Dear brother-in-law of Dorothy DIEHL, George and Ruth MELVILLE, Larry and Sharon MELVILLE and Sharon and Frank BARNES. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Orville and Myrtle (HERMAN) IREDALE and his mother and father-in-law Max and Dorothy (BLANCHARD) MELVILLE. Sister and brothers-in-law Joan and Art MARTIN, Bill and Ella MELVILLE, Richard MELVILLE and Fred KINBERGER. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water Street, N., Saint Marys on Friday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Dalice SIM officiating. In his memory, donations to Sick Kids Foundation, 14th Floor, 525 University Ave., Toronto, Ontario M5G 2L3 would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-10-10 published
DYMOND, Robert Earl
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Thursday, October 5, 2006, Robert Earl DYMOND, of R.R.#2, Kerwood, in his 75th year. Dearly beloved husband of Ann Berniece (PENNINGTON) DYMOND. Loving father of John (Denise) DYMOND of Toronto, Peter (Kori-Lee) DYMOND of Kilworth and Mary Ann (Steve) MARTIN of Kerwood. son of Elsie (EARL) and the late Frank DYMOND. Grandpa will be missed by his grandchildren; Allison and Brett MARTIN, William DYMOND, Bailey BROWN and Samuel STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Dear brother of Gerald and Doreen DYMOND, Jim and Mary Lou DYMOND and Elaine and Al CORBETT. Brother-in-law of Evelyn (PENNINGTON) GEORGE and the late Kenneth B. GEORGE, Kay (PENNINGTON) MURRAY and Al GOUGH, the late Wilfred MURRAY and the late Herb BURNARD. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation was held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Sunday, October 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a funeral service was held on Monday, October 9 at 10: 30 a.m. with Rev. Rob TOWLER officiating. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. A Masonic Service under the direction of Ionic Lodge #328 Napier was held Sunday at 6: 30 p.m. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Bob.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-10 published
GODDARD, Hazel Alfreda " Freda" (née MARTIN)
At Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Thursday, March 9, 2006 at the age of 89. Beloved mother of David (Eleanor) of Omemee, Karen DUNLOP (the late Gord) of Bailieboro, William (Deb) of Peterborough, Philip of Peterborough, and Kathy BIGHAM (Richard) of Port Hope. Cherished grandmother of 13 and great grandmother of 15. Dear sister of Jack MARTIN, Ruth FERGUSON, Selena ROBERTSON, Dorothy MARTIN, Lillian CROCKER, and predeceased by Fred MARTIN, William MARTIN, Thomas MARTIN and Lona MILLEN. Friends will be received at the Nisbett Funeral Home and Chapel, 600 Monaghan Road South, Peterborough on Saturday, March 11, 2006 from 10-11 a.m. with a Memorial Service to follow in the Nisbett Chapel at 11 a.m. In memory of Freda donations may be made to the Five Counties Children's Centre or the Children's Wish Foundation.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-18 published
GILLESPIE, Barbara Joy (née MARTIN)
At Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Thursday, March 16, 2006, Barb GILLESPIE (née MARTIN) of R.R.#3, Warkworth in her 50th year. Beloved wife of Don. Dear mother of Amanda at home and Jocelyn of Belleville. Sister of George MARTIN and his wife Debra of New Hamburg. Also survived by her niece Jennifer and nephew Ed. Barb will be greatly missed by her entire family and her Friends as well as her Girl Guide family. Resting at the Brett "Hastings" Chapel, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Service Monday at 11 a.m. Interment Trent Valley Cemetery in the spring. If desired donations may be made (by cheque only) to Girl Guides of Canada or the charity of your choice.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-27 published
Pearl PALMASON, Musician (1915-2006)
Daughter of Icelandic immigrants took childhood lessons from her brother, Sandra MARTIN writes. Later, she broke gender barriers to become one of Canada's first female solo violinists and a Toronto Symphony Orchestra concertmaster
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S7
This is a story about two women and a violin. In 2003, Judy KANG needed an instrument worthy of her prodigious talents. Pearl PALMASON, a trailblazing musician who broke gender barriers at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra back in the 1940s, could no longer play her precious 1747 Gagliano violin to her own demanding standards. She agreed to lend it to the Canada Council so that younger fingers could make it sing.
"I've always wanted a warm, dark, deep quality in a violin," Ms. KANG, 26, said this week. She loved the sound of the Gagliano and the way it made her feel when she was playing it. "It made me think I could really push my limits."
Ms. PALMASON went to the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto to hear Ms. KANG play during a competition and to watch the bow being passed from one dedicated player to another. But Ms. KANG was far from the only female musician to be touched by Ms. PALMASON through her long career as a violinist.
"I saw her when I was seven years old at Maple Leaf Gardens at a concert with Fritz Kreisel as the soloist," said violinist Andrea HANSEN. "I couldn't take my eyes off this redhead -- this beautiful regal person -- sitting there in a flowing black gown playing the violin with the Toronto Symphony. I was just smitten."
It was 1947 and Ms. HANSEN, who had already been playing the violin for four years, knew what she wanted to do for a career. Nearly 30 years later, the two women became neighbours, Friends and colleagues in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. "We were the only two Scandinavian ones in the orchestra," said Ms. HANSEN who is of Finnish descent. "I was even more in awe then because of the kind of person she was. She opened the door for the rest of us."
Pearl PALMASON was born during the First World War in Winnipeg. She was the third of four children of Icelandic immigrants Sveinn and Growa PALMASON (née SVEINNSDOTTIR.) Her architect father prospered in construction, but the Depression wiped him out financially and the family moved to a farm.
No matter how stretched they were, the PALMASONs always found money for violin lessons for their eldest son Palmi, who was six years older than Pearl. He studied with the violin builder and teacher Olafur Thorsteinsson in Husavick, Manitoba, and then with John Waterhouse in Winnipeg before becoming a member of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
Palmi would walk five miles home from his lessons and then teach everything he had learned to his little sister Pearl. From the time she was nine years old, she was officially her brother's student, acquiring both her Associate, Toronto Conservatory of Music and Licentiate, Royal Schools of Music qualifications and winning four medals from the Toronto Conservatory of Music for having the highest examination marks in the country.
They both performed at the Manitoba Music Competition Festival in Winnipeg and played with what would later be called the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
"My uncle Palmi would perform very respectably and get high marks, but never win, and Pearl always won in her class, and she would win overall," said her niece Valerie THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. She was awarded both the Rose Bowl and an Aikens Memorial Trophy and won a scholarship at age 18 to study for three years with Elie SPIVAK, concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and a teacher at the Royal Conservatory of Music.
In the late 1930s she went to England to study with Carl Flesch, the Hungarian-born violinist and also played solo concerts in Iceland in 1938 and in London. Years later she described Mr. Flesch as "a genius with the violin but not in his practical life." She also complained that he "had pupils from all over the world and he wiped the floor with every one of them."
She returned to Toronto when the Second World War broke out and studied briefly with Kathleen PARLOW, before moving to New York to be instructed by Demetrious Dounis. She found him secretive and mysterious. "You went in one door and out through another," she remembered. Apparently, concert masters studied privately with him and didn't want anybody to know so "it was very hush-hush."
In 1941, she left New York and joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at $25 a week for a five-month season. "The burning question," she said later, "was how to survive the other seven months of the year and pay the rent." Even so, she managed to find the money to buy a violin made in 1666, that had previously been owned by violinist Alexander Chuhaldin, and was thought (incorrectly) to be a Stradivarius.
Ms. PALMASON was married in the 1940s, after she joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and supported her husband who lived in New York and studied with her former teacher, Dr. Dounis. By all accounts, the marriage was disastrous and quickly ended. On September 19, 1948, she performed a solo recital at the Town Hall in New York. "A metropolitan debut of promise," concluded the Musical Courier.
She considered pursuing a career as a concert violinist, but decided against it, partly because, as she said later, "you have to be absolutely great to be a concert performer and I knew I wasn't." There was another reason: the loneliness of the long-distance concert circuit. "I wouldn't have all this -- my home, my possessions and my Friends around me."
Essentially, Ms. PALMASON chose career over marriage in an era when it was extremely difficult to have both. "In those days, what happened to women violin soloists was that they got married and had children. Their career was put on hold for a while and then they tried to make a comeback, but it was never the same," she said in an interview in the 1950s.
Instead, she built a life around music, travel, a huge circle of Friends and her sister Ruby's children. "When my mother died, Pearl made the announcement that she now had three children," said her niece Valerie THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. "We were all past the age of majority, but she said she was adopting us."
By the mid 1950s, she was one of eight women playing with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and was the first female to serve as assistant concert master and to slip into the senior role when her male colleague Hyman GOODMAN was unavailable. From 1960 to 1962, she played principal second violin. She also played with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Symphony (after having confronted the conductor about his male-only hiring policy), the Singing Stars Orchestra, the Hart House Orchestra and the York Concert Society group.
An article by Florence SCHILL in The Globe and Mail in October of 1954, under the tag "Earning a Living," focused on Ms. PALMASON. The column began by quoting Sir Thomas Beecham (1879-1961). Apparently, the famous British conductor liked to explain the paucity of women in his orchestra by saying: "If they're pretty, they bother the men; if they aren't, they bother me."
Jack ELTON, manager of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, denied there was discrimination against women. "We have never said: Let's not take her because she's a woman -- especially if they look like Pearl." And she was definitely a looker, with flaming red hair, usually called Titian in newspaper clippings from the era, striking blue eyes and luscious red lips.
In 1960, she bought the Gennaro Gagliano violin with the rich velvet sound for $3,500 (U.S.) -- about the price of a new car at the time, according to violin-maker and restorer Ric HEINL of the Toronto firm George Heinl and Co. It was made in Naples, Italy, in 1747 by Gennaro Gagliano, who was arguably the best in a large family of expert violin-makers.
A salesman for the Rembrandt Wurlitzer company in New York brought the violin to Toronto to show to a potential client, who declined to purchase it. Ms. PALMASON fell in love with it "at first play" and insisted the instrument wasn't going back, according to Mr. HEINL. The violin is now insured for $220,000.
After her farewell concert in front of 10,000 people at Ontario Place in August of 1981, she told The Globe that she had "spent more of my life at Massey Hall than at home." Although she had reached retirement age, she had no intention of putting her violin away. She played with the Canadian Opera Company orchestra from 1981 to 1985, and continued to teach privately, play with chamber groups, give recitals with her string group. In 1987 she became concertmaster of the Oakville Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. PALMASON lived in a spacious home in North Toronto until the mid-to-late 1990s when she moved into a large retirement condominium with her Boesendorfer piano and her beloved violins. She continued to have "drinkie winkies" (Beefeater gin with a splash of tonic and one ice cube) with Friends and gave at least two concerts in her condo for her neighbours.
She practised every day, but after she broke her ankle in 2002, life became harder. After she agreed to lend her Gagliano to the Canada Council instrument bank, she played every day on her "second" violin. A year ago in January, Ms. KANG, who had been sending Ms. PALMASON letters regularly, paid the woman she calls "her angel" a visit. "She was very warm and very sweet," Ms. KANG said. "It was really moving to see her playing the violin," she said, and "inspiring to see somebody who loves music so much that she plays every day just to have it in her life."
Pearl PALMASON was born on October 2, 1915, in Winnipeg. She died in Toronto of heart failure on February 17, 2006, after having suffered a stroke in September. She was 90. She is survived by a niece, two nephews and their families.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-01 published
MARTIN, Sarah Louise
Suddenly at McMaster Medical Centre in Hamilton on Sunday February 26, 2006. Sarah MARTIN, beloved daughter of Barbara and Brian MARTIN of Elora. Darling sister of Nichola (Art) of Elora and Simon (Sharon) of New York. Dear aunt of Christian, Zachary, Jonathan and Thomas. Partner of John ROWLAND, and survived by her beloved dog Biscuit. According to her wishes cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will take place on Thursday, March 2, 2006 at 2 p.m. at Saint John's Anglican Church, Henderson Street, Elora, Ontario, with an open house to follow at 17 Chaple Street, Elora at 3: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Canadian Foundation for Infectious Diseases (www.strep.ca)

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-02 published
MARTIN, M. Lorraine
Peacefully in her sleep at home on Wednesday, March 1, 2006. Lorraine, beloved wife of the late Jim. Loving mother of Jim, Marilyn and her husband Gene BURJAN, and Bill. Dear sister of Kay, Mary, and predeceased by Al. Friends may call at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, (N.E. corner of Yonge and Industrial Pkwy S.) Aurora (905-727-5421) from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday. Service in our Chapel on Saturday afternoon at 12: 30 p.m. Interment Aurora Cemetery. In memory of Lorraine, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-03 published
MARTIN, Peter (né Oronhyatekha) 1907 -- Died This Day
Physician born Oronhyatekha, or Burning Cloud, on Six Nations Reserve near what is now Brantford, Ontario, in 1841
Educated at a college in Ohio, he was chosen by the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy to give a welcoming address to the Prince of Wales during a 1860 visit to Canada. The prince was so impressed he saw to it that the young man attend the University of Oxford. He returned home to enter medical school at the University of Toronto and became the first native Canadian to earn a degree from a Canadian university. He opened a medical practice near Belleville, Ontario In 1874, he was elected the President of the Grand Council of Canadian Chiefs and four years later applied to join the Independent Order of Foresters, an organization associated with the Orange Order and one that banned natives. Nevertheless, in 1881, he became head of the Independent Order of Foresters and stayed for a record 26 years. He saved the organization from bankruptcy and increased membership from a paltry 400 to 250,000 and built up a $11-million insurance fund. He died in Savannah, Georgia.
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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-04 published
McFALLON, " Norman" Roger
Died, peacefully, February 28th at the Chinook Hospice in Calgary after a valiant struggle with cancer. His death is deeply mourned by his sons Andrew (Corina DOOTJES) and Robert (Kathryn MARTIN,) his first wife and friend, Noreen GREIG and his grandchildren Cobie, Gwen, Jacob and Elizabeth-all bright spots in his life. Survived by his loving spouse Elaine McFALLON, he is also sadly missed by his faithful canine companion Chester who loved him unconditionally! Roger was born in England June 23rd, 1930, the eldest of four children. He was a member of the Royal Air Force and worked for Marks and Spencer where he met his first wife, Noreen. In 1967 he emigrated to Canada with Noreen settling in Winnipeg where he enjoyed a distinguished retail career with Eaton's that spanned over a decade and took Roger West eventually settling in Edmonton. After leaving Eaton's in the mid-80s, Roger formed his own successful business until his retirement in the 90s. In retirement, he reinvented himself as a writer, living out his best days at Farkham Hall-an acreage on the outskirts of Caroline, Alberta. While in Winnipeg, he relished his stint as President of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in the 70s witnessing many of the exciting transformations to the organization during that time. Of his many passions, he generously regaled to those closest his love of books (especially biographies), opera, classical music, film, travel, photography and writing. Many thanks extended to the caring and professional staff at the Chinook Hospice. He leaves behind a legacy of a life well lived and well loved.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-15 published
Margaret GIBSON, Writer: (1948-2006)
Author of Opium Dreams and The Butterfly Ward produced works of singular vision, writes Sandra MARTIN. It was an intense and brilliant output that was too often sidelined by the march of mental illness
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S9
There were many Margaret GIBSONs and all of them were complicated. She was like a prism that could shimmer with refracted brilliance one moment and then fracture into dangerous shards the next. As a writer, she was like a foreign correspondent reporting from the front lines of insanity, taking readers places where most of us have never been in collections of stories such as The Butterfly Ward and Sweet Poison, screenplays such as Outrageous, Ada and For the Love of Aaron and in her only published novel, Opium Dreams, which won the Chapters/Books in Canada first-novel award in 1997.
Although she self-diagnosed as autistic after she read Donna Williams's memoir, Nobody Nowhere, Ms. GIBSON was probably a paranoid schizophrenic. In one of her "good" periods in the early 1990s she described what it felt like to have a mental illness. "It is not so much that madness… is a muddied eyehole, but rather it is seeing things too sharply, clearer than clear, a light that fills up your eyeholes and is, in the end, blinding with its visions."
Ms. GIBSON worked with some top literary editors, including Ellen SELIGMAN at McClelland and Stewart, Phyllis BRUCE at Harper Collins and Barry CALLAGHAN of Exile Editions. "All writers write out of their experiences, but this was like an open vein," said Mr. CALLAGHAN. "If ever a writer in this country hit on the terrors that seem to strike at women who are defenceless and vulnerable," it was Ms. GIBSON. " She was frightening in her presence and she was frightening in her work because she was really in touch with the madness that was loose inside herself" and by extension, in "metropolitan life." "Losing the words" to describe her terrors was often a signal that her illness was on the march again. And that made knowing Ms. GIBSON a desperate struggle to keep her afloat without being sucked into the whirlpool that was her life. As her loyal friend, Shirley FLAVELLE, said: "She was a 24/7 girl. You could only live with her when you were young."
Margaret Louise GIBSON was the second of five children of Bell Telephone engineer Dane GIBSON and his wife Audrey (neé McCULLOUGH.) She grew up on a small rural property on what was then the eastern edge of Scarborough, Ontario, on land her father, an air force tail gunner in the Second World War, had been able to buy with a veteran's grant. Her older sister Dana was bright, gregarious and an excellent student. Her twin sisters, Lenore and Deirdre, were a younger playful unit. Margaret, or Margie as her family called her, was the solitary dreamy one.
"We were a typical Canadian family except that there was one daughter who was always ill, her whole life," said Deirdre GIBSON, a planner. Margaret GIBSON herself once said that "colours hurt" when she was a child. "A leaf was a kaleidoscope," she said. "Starting kindergarten damn near killed me. But I was never lonely I'm a one-piece band." Puberty is difficult for most adolescents but for Ms. GIBSON it was catastrophic. Always withdrawn, she started slashing her arms and eventually attempted suicide. She spent about a year at the Homewood Health Centre in Guelph, Ontario, experiences that she would later use as a trigger for her fiction. After she was released, her parents sold the beloved family property and moved to a housing development so she could start "over again" in a fresh environment.
The new school was even more disaffecting than the old one, but Margaret did make Friends with two alienated classmates, Shirley FLAVELLE and Craig Russell EADIE. He later became well known as the female impersonator, Craig RUSSELL. A bisexual, he was addicted to drug and drinks and died of an Aids-related stroke in 1990.
In September of 1971, Ms. GIBSON married Stuart GILBOORD, a young man she had met briefly six years earlier through her father. "She was damn interesting to talk with," Mr. GILBOORD said, adding that she was an attractive woman who wore heavy makeup as a defence against the world. Their son Aaron was born on November 22, 1972.
At the time, Ms. GIBSON's psychiatrist was encouraging her to write as therapy. "I would come home from work and we would talk for three or four hours about her writing," said Mr. GILBOORD. Her concentration was all-consuming and obsessive and she used phrases that were brilliant, but the process was "draining."
Mr. GILBOORD took some of his wife's stories to a script supervisor he knew at TVOntario. She showed them to Michael MacKLEM of Oberon Press in Ottawa. Ms. GIBSON's stories subsequently appeared in Oberon's annual Best Canadian Stories anthologies and in a solo collection, The Butterfly Ward, under her married name, Margaret Gibson GILBOORD. (She and Mr. GILBOORD, who now works for a call centre, divorced when their son was a toddler.)
Reviews were exultant. William FRENCH, then literary editor of The Globe and Mail, described her as a "writer of burning intensity and rare vision, an accomplished explorer of hidden caves of the mind." This debut shared the City of Toronto Book Award in 1977 with Margaret Atwood's Lady Oracle.
Meanwhile, Ms. GIBSON's story Making It (from The Butterfly Ward) about her Friendship with Craig RUSSELL was made into the low-budget film Outrageous. Starring Mr. RUSSELL as himself and Hollis McLAREN as Ms. GIBSON, it was the hit of the 1977 Toronto film festival.
Former Chatelaine editor Rona Maynard was a young writer at Flare magazine at the time. Intrigued by both Ms. GIBSON and The Butterfly Ward, she began writing a profile of the "hot" writer. "She had a deep Lauren Bacall voice, kohl-rimmed eyes, an air of world-weary glamour," smoked long black cigarettes in a holder and "had a burning passion for language unlike anything I have ever seen," said Ms. Maynard.
The two women became Friends, but when the profile was about to be published, Ms. GIBSON had her lawyer send a threatening letter to the magazine, and "so she dropped out of my life." At the time, Ms. GIBSON was also immersed in a bitter custody battle with her former husband. She turned some of that experience into Sweet Poison, a collection of stories published by Phyllis Bruce at HarperCollins. Another story was turned into the television movie, For the Love of Aaron.
Mr. GILBOORD provides a convincing anti-story to Ms. GIBSON's claims of abuse, saying that he and his father-in-law were in constant communication with each other and with child-welfare officials trying to protect Aaron and manage Ms. GIBSON's erratic behaviour.
"She tried the best she could to raise me," said Aaron GILBOORD, who is now 33 and living with his wife and three sons in Manitoba, where he works as a juvenile counsellor with young offenders. He left home when he was 16, but remained in touch with his mother and his father. Ms. GIBSON wrote a poem about her son, when he was 5, saying in part, "and to phone the doctor when I a.m. crazed and always you bring my pill bottles/offering them up with renewed hope each time." The poem appeared in Aurora: New Canadian Writing, edited by Morris Wolfe. By the late 1980s, Ms. GIBSON was living in a subsidized unit in a housing co-op. That's how she met her second husband, Juris RASA, an architectural draughtsman who was living in the same development. Apparently, she showed up at his door one day to ask for bandages because her fingers were bleeding from banging on the keys on her typewriter. Eventually, they moved in together and married. He helped her learn to use a computer and to make the transition from short stories to the longer form of the novel.
Her literary Friends, including the late Timothy Findlay and his partner, screenwriter William Whitehead, and journalist June Callwood helped her get grants to support her writing and introduced her to agent Dean Cooke, who agreed to represent her in the early 1990s. He believes that Mr. RASA made it possible for her to write Opium Dreams, the novel that Ellen Seligman published at McClelland and Stewart.
"I was always amazed by her stamina and staying power because I anticipated the editing of the book would be hard for her," said Ms. Seligman, who came to treasure their long conversations on the telephone. "I think writing sustained her, more so than any other form of nourishment."
The novel was a literary success, but Ms. GIBSON was sinking again into mental illness. She and Mr. RASA separated in the late 1990s after she repeatedly accused him of trying to murder her. He died about a year ago. Ms. Maynard had reconnected with Ms. GIBSON in the mid 1990s during one of her many episodes of instability and formed an unofficial support group with Mr. Cooke, Mr. Wolfe and Ms. Callwood. "She was getting farther and farther away from reality," said Ms. Maynard.
About four years ago, Ms. GIBSON was diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer. She was seeing an oncologist, but stopped chemotherapy, probably because she was afraid of the side effects of her complex combination of medications.
Margaret Louise GIBSON was born in Scarborough, Ontario, on June 4, 1948. She died of metastasized breast cancer in the Palliative Care Unit at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto on February 25, 2006. She was 57. She is survived by her son Aaron, his wife Jennifer LAMBERT, their sons Logan, Drew and Ayden, and her three sisters Dana, Lenore and Deirdre and their families.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-16 published
MARTIN, Arlene
Peacefully at Toronto on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 in her 96th year. Daughter of the late Middleton and Mabel MARTIN. Predeceased also by her brother G. Arthur MARTIN (Ontario Court of Appeal.) A service will be held on Thursday, March 16th at 11 o'clock at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East).

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-24 published
BRAGG, Muriel R.H.
Born March 23, 1908 in Toronto, Ontario, Muriel BRAGG passed away peacefully on March 22, 2006 at the Village of Winston Park, Kitchener, Ontario. Lovingly missed by her nieces, Shirley SHANTZ (Eldon,) Judy MARTIN (Paul) and Helen TURNER and by her nephew, David RICHARDSON and by numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews. Muriel is predeceased by her husband, Fred BRAGG (1988), sister Margaret (1982) and nephews John (1962) and Peter (1999). She was a valued long-time employee of Canada Life and Confederation Life, and was a faithful member of Jarvis St. Baptist Church in Toronto and Faith Evangelical Missionary Church in Kitchener. Many thanks to the staff at the Village of Winston Park for the excellent care given. Mrs. BRAGG is at the Westmount Funeral Chapel, 1001 Ottawa St. South, Kitchener, (519) 743-8900 where her family will receive Friends on Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Saturday at 2 o'clock at the funeral home. Private interment at Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-25 published
Kenneth MAXTED, Officer And Clergyman (1931-2006)
He was a soldier-turned-priest who brought a military bearing to the clergy, writes Sandra MARTIN. He loved ceremony and uniforms and, with a bristling moustache, always looked the part -- irrespective of vocation
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S11
There were uniforms, medals, honorary guards and the robust singing of hymns as the many parts of Rev. Ken MAXTED's life came together Thursday afternoon at Saint_James Cathedral. The church was packed for the service that Canon MAXTED had himself planned, even to the designation of who should give the homily. Don't talk about me, Canon MAXTED said in his written funeral instructions to Rev. Mark SARGENT, a Catholic priest: Preach the gospels.
A self-defined soldier-priest who served in Korea and then became an ordained Anglican priest, Canon MAXTED was a community activist, a traditionalist and a great burly fellow who loved a joke and knew how to tell a story. "There was never an atheist in a foxhole," said Charles SCOT- BROWN, a retired soldier and family friend, attributing Mr. MAXTED's dual vocation to his upbringing in a family that went to church and "believed in God and the King, and when the King blew the whistle you joined."
He loved ceremony and uniforms and he looked the part, standing 6 feet 5 inches, with flaming red hair, a bristling mustache and a booming voice. In the mid-1970s, in addition to his duties as a clergyman, a reservist and an elected school official, Canon MAXTED began working as a volunteer aide de camp for Ontario's Lieutenant-Governors. In the next 20 years, he served Pauline McGibbon, John Aird Black, Lincoln Alexander and Henry N.R. JACKMAN.
"Nobody stood as tall as he did in his scarlet uniform, with all the gold braid and piles of medals," said Mr. JACKMAN, remembering a time, in the early 1990s, when Bob Rae was premier of Ontario. Mr. Rae was explaining the parliamentary system to a group of schoolchildren and Canon MAXTED was standing to attention behind him, recalled Mr. JACKMAN. Afterward, one of the children was asked what he thought of the premier. "He looked magnificent, but he didn't say anything," the student said, complaining that "the little guy beside him did all the talking."
Major The Reverend Canon Kenneth MAXTED was born in Toronto, the elder of two children of Edward Kenneth (Ted) MAXTED (a professional soldier who had joined the Canadian army in 1921 at 12 as a bugle boy and retired 40 years later as a major) and his wife Mary Eileen Patricia HOWARD. Both sides of the family had served in the military going back at least three generations.
Canon MAXTED grew up in Toronto with his younger sister Patricia and attended Parkdale Collegiate. Too young to serve in the Second World War, he enlisted as a private in the Irish Regiment in 1948 when he was 17. "He was always an intense, energetic, mischievous kid," said Mr. SCOT- BROWN, who served with Canon MAXTED's father. "He could pull the craziest practical jokes, but his pranks never hurt anybody."
Canon MAXTED qualified as a reserve officer in 1951 and as an infantry officer in the regular forces the following year. A member of the now defunct Canadian Guards, he served in Germany with North Atlantic Treaty Organization Forces and in Korea with the United Nations forces in 1953 for a year-long tour of duty.
Before he returned to Canada, he gave a speech to the South Korean soldiers, deploring "the thousands of homeless and the hungry children begging for food" and the "rubble and shell-torn cities" and paying tribute to the people "of the Land of the Morning Calm" and their "never-failing determination to survive as a free and independent nation." In return, they gave him a South Korean flag. Forty years later, Mr. MAXTED gave the flag to his son Kevin to take back to South Korea when he taught English there for a year in 1996. The flag is now part of a display about the Korean War at the Royal Canadian Military Institute in Toronto.
Back in Canada, Canon MAXTED was stationed at Camp Ipperwash, about an hour's drive from London, Ontario One evening in September of 1954, he went to a dance at the London Arena. There he spotted a young Dutch immigrant named Hendrina VAN DER MOER. He asked her to dance and she accepted. Six months later, on St. Patrick's Day, he proposed. They were married on December 15, 1955, in a military wedding at Saint Paul's Cathedral in London. Three children followed: Pamela, Sean and Kevin.
Canon MAXTED, who had always been a devout Christian, decided to study for the ministry and enrolled in the Faculty of Theology at Huron College in the University of Western Ontario in 1960. "The military and the church were always entwined in him," said his wife, who was not surprised when her husband came home one day and said he wanted to leave the regular army and study theology.
One of his fellow students was retired Archbishop Terry FINLAY. "He used to lighten our studies by coming up with an occasional military term to keep our worship in order, but underneath all that, there was a strong commitment to the faith.
"As his archbishop, I found his approach much more conservative than mine, but we were able to work together," Archbishop FINLAY said, declining to elaborate on the specific issues, other than to confirm that Canon MAXTED was a traditionalist.
He was ordained as an Anglican deacon in 1963, and a priest in 1964. He served in a number of Toronto parishes as he climbed the ecclesiastical career ladder, including Saint Anne's, Saint_John's York Mills, St. Luke's in East York and historic Holy Trinity Church in the middle of downtown Toronto, adjacent to the Eaton Centre.
This appointment was controversial. Holy Trinity, one of the oldest surviving Anglican churches in Toronto, had a dwindling but radical congregation and was in danger of being overpowered by commercial development. The late Archbishop Lewis GARNSWORTHY decided to put himself in direct charge of the church in February of 1977. He appointed Canon MAXTED, who had served under him at Saint_John's York Mills, Vicar in May, 1977, in a move that many observers felt was autocratic and designed to make the church conform to traditional ideas of parish outreach. Five months later, Archbishop GARNSWORTHY issued a statement saying there were irregularities in the ministry, function, government and Anglican tradition at the church and announced he was setting up a commission to recommend corrective action.
Many parishioners were outraged, but Canon MAXTED proved an adept conciliator and "stabilized" the situation, according to Very Rev. Douglas STOUTE, dean of Saint_James Cathedral and one of the celebrants at Canon MAXTED's funeral. "He always had a military bearing and his immersion in military culture made him respect authority and hierarchy, but he never took it too seriously," said Dean STOUTE. " Behind his military facade, he was a gentle spirit and a man of great compassion. He had a huge sense of humour and was a wonderful raconteur."
A year later, he was named an honorary Canon of Saint_James Cathedral, an appointment that allowed a clever editor at The Globe and Mail to top a news story about a robbery at Holy Trinity in 1984 with the headline: "Canon weighs down thief." Apparently, Canon MAXTED had noticed a man grappling with a customer and an employee of the church's café and wrestled the suspect to the ground where he sat on him. "I'm a former infantry officer, so I knew what to do," the burly soldier-priest said. "I may be 52, but I'm still good for one round." After the thief was incarcerated, Canon MAXTED visited him in jail.
In addition to his duties to the Church (he was regional dean of Saint_James Deanery from 1980-1984 and chaplain of the Fort York Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Royal Canadian Military Institute and 54 Division Toronto Police Services) and to the military, where he served in the reserves from 1960 to 1986, Canon MAXTED was a school board trustee in East York from 1974 to 1994 and chair of the East York Board of Education from 1986-92. He also acted in a senior capacity on a number of community organizations from the Metro Folk Arts Council to Toronto-Amsterdam Twin Cities Committee to the East York Cancer Society.
Speaking about Canon MAXTED's intense level of activity, his old friend Mr. SCOT- BROWN said this was typical of an infantry officer. "In the infantry, you were always taking care of your men. When something had to be done, you didn't look at it -- you fixed it. You got on with it."
Besides his service decorations, including the Order of Military Merit, he was awarded the Centennial Medal and the Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Medal. He was also an active member of the Royal Canadian Military Institute and an engaged and energetic family man, performing weddings and baptisms as his children grew and multiplied. And he started what many would consider a new career, as a member of three federal administrative tribunals, the Canadian Pension Commission, the Veterans Review and Appeal Board and the Canadian Forces Grievance Board.
About a year ago, he appeared to be suffering from laryngitis but it turned out to be non-Hodgkins lymphoma that had manifested itself in a tumour in his throat. He started chemotherapy last September, but his immune system couldn't stave off infections. "He liked to set goals," Ms. MAXTED said about her husband, mentioning that no matter how ill he was, he wanted to live long enough to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in December. Instead, she reminded him on St. Patrick's Day that he had made it to the 50th anniversary of their engagement. He died the next day.
Major the Rev. Canon Kenneth Edward MAXTED was born on June 23, 1931, in Toronto. He died of complications from cancer on March 18, 2006. He was 74. He is survived by his wife, Hendrina, his children Pamela, Sean and Kevin, two grandchildren, his sister and two nephews.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-25 published
FLANAGAN, Muriel Lily (1914-2006)
Muriel was called home to the Lord on Monday March 20, suddenly, but peacefully at age 91. She had been eagerly looking forward to rejoining the love of her life, her late husband Wilson. Her faith and her family were very important to her. She leaves behind her dear sister Ivy BROOKS and family, beloved sons Gordon and David; daughters-in-law Helen and Susan. Dear grandmother to Diane (Spencer MARTIN,) Anne-Marie, Dylan, Lauren, Andrew, Courtney and great-grand_son Adrian. A private service was held for the family. If desired, contributions to the Muriel Flanagan Memorial Fund may be made through Partners International 8500 Torbram Road, Unit 56, Brampton, Ontario L6T 5C6. Arrangements entrusted to Morley Bedford Funeral Home. The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-28 published
Christopher YOUNG, Journalist (1926-2006)
Former editor of the Ottawa Citizen and head of Southam News left management to become an award-winning foreign correspondent, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S9
A journalist with a keen eye for details and a fluid, descriptive style, Christopher YOUNG was an award-winning foreign correspondent, a former editor of the Ottawa Citizen, and a columnist who was respected for the soundness of his editorial positions.
"He was a very stylish writer, with a marvellous eye for details," his former colleague Charles KING told Canadian Press last week. Describing Mr. YOUNG as "a down-to-earth intellectual" who "wasn't taken in by puffery or power," Mr. KING said he was "a man of absolute integrity."
Christopher Moody YOUNG was the only son and eldest of three children of Norman YOUNG, a Rhodes scholar and teacher, and Grace MOODY of Winnipeg. His parents married in Winnipeg in 1925 in a double wedding with Ms. MOODY's older sister Maryon and a young Ontario academic and future prime minister named Lester PEARSON. Ms. MOODY's mother took her maternal duties very seriously when it came to finding husbands for her daughters, believing that a younger child could not marry until the older one was suitably settled.
After happily resolving the marital protocol issues, Mr. YOUNG and his bride went out to Ghana in West Africa, in what was then a British colony called the Gold Coast, to teach in a native school that had been founded by Sir Frederick Guggisberg, a Canadian-born mining engineer and one-time governor of the colony. Ms. YOUNG defied the custom of the time, which determined that white women went back to England to have their babies, and insisted that her son be born in Accra.
The family returned to Winnipeg when Christopher was 3, and his father became the founding headmaster at Ravencourt's School (now Saint_John's Ravenscourt) in 1929. When the Second World War broke out, Christopher's father enlisted in the armed forces and was killed in the Allied raid on Dieppe in August, 1942. Christopher was 16 and the only male in a family of four.
After graduating from Saint_John's Ravenscourt in 1943, Christopher YOUNG went to the University of Manitoba, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in 1947 and winning a scholarship to Balliol College, Oxford. That same year he married his first wife, Florence, the daughter of John and Ruby SIRITT. By then, journalism was already in his blood. As an undergraduate, he had worked summers at the now defunct Winnipeg Tribune and he joined the paper full-time in 1949, after he had come down from Oxford with a master's degree.
He worked at the Trib for six years, the last two as news editor. In 1955, the YOUNGs moved to Hamilton after he accepted at job at the Hamilton Spectator as news editor. He was promoted to executive news editor in 1957 and moved to the Southam news service two years later, where he worked as the Ottawa bureau chief from 1960 to 1961.
The following year, he was appointed editor of the Ottawa Citizen, the Southam chain's flagship paper, a post he held for 14 years. As an editor, Mr. YOUNG continued to write elegant and thoughtful columns and articles on local, national and world events. He won a Bowater Award in 1961 for a series on unemployment. These were years of sadness as well as accomplishment. His first wife died in 1966, after a long illness, leaving him a widower with three daughters to raise. He married Ann COFFIN, a theatre officer at the Canada Council, the following year. Together they had a daughter, Rachel.
In 1975, Mr. YOUNG became general manager of Southam News, a position he held until 1981. After more than 15 years in management, Mr. YOUNG wanted a new challenge and, on the cusp of 50, he sent himself into the field as a foreign correspondent. He was London bureau chief for Southam News from 1981 to 1984, (winning a National Newspaper Award in 1982 for his reporting on the massacre at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Lebanon) and then did a two-year stint as national political columnist back in Ottawa before heading up the Moscow bureau from 1987 to 1989. He won another National Newspaper Award for a series on Mongolia in 1988 and a Citation of Merit in 1989 for stories about pollution in the former Soviet Union.
In 1996, Conrad BLACK bought the Southam chain of newspapers. He and Mr. YOUNG did not share the same editorial viewpoint, especially about Israel and about the way Mr. BLACK's Hollinger corporation was running The Jerusalem Post.
"Chris was old school," Toronto Star columnist Jim TRAVERS told Canadian Press last week. "He believed newspapers had to be edgy and aggressive, but he also thought they had to contribute to a public understanding of public affairs.
"He saw journalism as a public service and feared that under Conrad BLACK it was being reduced all to business."
The Southam papers subsequently stopped running the column that Mr. YOUNG had been writing after his retirement.
Normally an articulate man, for whom verbal and written fluency were skills he took for granted, he began having trouble expressing himself in the mid-1990s. His mother had died of Alzheimer's when she was 92, so many of the symptoms were tragically familiar. After a year of waiting lists and tests, his fears were confirmed with a diagnosis in December, 1998. He was 72.
Bravely, he decided to write about his illness and how it affected his life in an article for Maclean's magazine entitled Descent into Alzheimer's. After a career of reporting on events, he turned his journalistic skills on himself and wrote candidly, with considerable assistance from his wife Ann, about the scourge that affects one in 10 adults over 65.
"People like me don't look funny, babble, cry out or make unseemly noises in public," he wrote, describing a recent holiday he had taken with his wife to California, where he had gotten lost on a tour of Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay. "Misjudging the situation, I took a boat returning to Fisherman's Wharf and then walked for hilly blocks until I realized I was lost, and that the best bet was to retrace my steps."
Somehow he made his way back to the wharf, but he "chose the wrong ferry dock and the wrong people to ask for help." Finally a sensitive woman heard him say "Alcatraz" and took him to the correct dock where he found his distraught wife. "The efforts of all the National Park Service rangers who now man the prison had not turned me up, so I became the first man to escape from Alcatraz and survive," he reported with his characteristic wit.
The article, which was the cover story on March 13, 2000, generated a huge response -- bigger than any story he had written in 42 years as a professional journalist. So, with even more help from his wife, he wrote a follow-up story on an Alzheimer's Society site, talking about his life and some of his fellow sufferers and paying tribute to the Friends, family and former colleagues who shared his company, wise in the knowledge that the disease, however devastating, is not "contagious."
Christopher Moody YOUNG was born in Accra, the Gold Coast (now Ghana) on July 9, 1926. He died in Ottawa of complications from Alzheimer's disease on March 21, 2006. He was 79. He was predeceased by his first wife, Florence Sirrett, and his eldest daughter, Alix. He is survived by his second wife, Ann, his daughters Sheila, Judy and Rachel, five grandchildren and his three younger sisters.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-01 published
JOHNSON, Margo Reta (1945-2006)
Margo had a great capacity for love and laughter which she generously shared with all. She is deeply missed by her siblings Sandra (and Wayne) MARTIN of Guelph, Steve (and Margot) JOHNSON of Basking Ridge, N.J., and Dave (and Louise) JOHNSON of Oakville as well as her nieces and nephews. Margo was predeceased by loving parents Doris (née LINTON) and Lloyd JOHNSON of Guelph. Sincere gratitude is extended to Margo's many Friends and caregivers at Post Inn Village in Oakville. A private family memorial is planned. If desired, donations to Community Living North Halton, 725 Main St E, Milton, Ontario, L9T 3Z3 would be appreciated.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-01 published
JOHNSON, Margo Reta (1945-2006)
Margo had a great capacity for love and laughter which she generously shared with all. She is deeply missed by her siblings Sandra (and Wayne) MARTIN of Guelph, Steve (and Margot) JOHNSON of Basking Ridge, N.J., and Dave (and Louise) JOHNSON of Oakville as well as her nieces and nephews. Margo was predeceased by loving parents Doris (née LINTON) and Lloyd JOHNSON of Guelph. Sincere gratitude is extended to Margo's many Friends and caregivers at Post Inn Village in Oakville. A private family memorial is planned. If desired, donations to Community Living North Halton, 725 Main St E, Milton, Ontario, L9T 3Z3 would be appreciated.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-03 published
DANIELS, Kathleen Verna (MARTIN)
Passed away peacefully at North York General Hospital, on Saturday April 1st, 2006, in her 92nd year. Kathleen V. MARTIN beloved wife of the late James M. DANIELS, loving daughter of the late Mrs. Emily KERR, dear sister of Thomas MARTIN and the late George KERR, dear aunt of Arlene, Mary and Margaret. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday April 5th. Funeral Service in the chapel on Thursday April 6th, at 11 a.m. Reception to follow in the Leaside Room of the Funeral Home. Interment Highland Memory Gardens.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-05 published
DANIELS, Kathleen Verna (MARTIN)
Passed away peacefully at North York General Hospital, on Saturday April 1st, 2006, in her 92nd year. Kathleen V. MARTIN beloved wife of the late James M. DANIELS, loving daughter of the late Mrs. Emily KERR, dear sister of Thomas MARTIN and the late George KERR, dear aunt of Arlene, Mary and Margaret. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday April 5th. Funeral Service in the chapel on Thursday April 6th, at 11 a.m. Reception to follow in the Leaside Room of the Funeral Home. Interment Highland Memory Gardens.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-08 published
Rudolf VRBA, Scientist And Professor (1924-2006)
He was the man who beat Auschwitz, writes Sandra MARTIN. In 1944, he escaped the death camp to warn the world and save the lives of 150,000 Hungarian Jews, but remained bitter that 400,000 were sacrificed
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S11
Yesterday was the 62nd anniversary of Walter ROSENBERG's escape from Auschwitz-Birkenau, the notorious Nazi concentration camp in Poland, where more than a million people were killed during the Second World War. Auschwitz irrevocably changed Mr. ROSENBERG, who was only 19 when he escaped. For the rest of his life he lived under the name Rudolf VRBA, the nom de guerre, as he called it, that he adopted after his escape.
Independent, prickly and uncompromising, Mr. VRBA, who had a successful academic career as a biochemist at the University of British Columbia and was the author of more than 50 scientific papers, hated being thought of as a victim or a survivor -- and with good reason. Nobody had rescued him -- he had beaten Auschwitz. A tough guy who tended to be a moral absolutist, he was also warm, funny and a generous and loyal friend. "He struck a very fine sartorial note," said his colleague Professor Michael WALKER. "He was always well dressed and he had a presence and a style about him."
Mr. VRBA was not the only person to flee the extermination camp, but he and his friend Alfred WETZLER were the most important of the five escapees from that hellhole of depravity. They bore detailed and accurate witness to the layout and function of the gas chambers and crematoria and they spread the alarm about the diabolical extermination plans in store for Hungarian Jews. And that is another way that the Holocaust changed Mr. VRBA: Instead of rejoicing that the Auschwitz Protocol (as his detailed report was called) saved at least 150,000 Hungarian Jews, he remained bitter that more lives hadn't been saved, believing to the end of his life that the Hungarian Jewish leaders knowingly sacrificed more than 400,000 of their countrymen in order to save themselves and their families.
The past is not a simple place, especially for those who disinter the myths that spread like moss over the moral complexities of horrific events to make them more palatable for the living. Mr. VRBA was a troubling character to many because he threatened the solidarity of the post-Holocaust Jewish community with his accusations of complicity in his memoir I Can't Forgive. (First published in London in 1963, the book was revised and expanded by Mr. VRBA several times during his lifetime.) As a result, it was easier for many to ignore Mr. VRBA's heroism than to honour it.
Ruth Linn, dean of education at Haifa University, and a native-born Israeli, had never heard about anybody escaping from Auschwitz and neither had her students -- until she watched French director Claude Lanzmann's 1985 documentary Shoah. How was it possible, she asked herself, that Mr. VRBA's memoirs had never been translated into Hebrew. Why had he never been recognized by Yad Vashem (the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority)? She was a key player in having Mr. VRBA's book translated, in seeing him awarded an honorary doctorate at Haifa University in 1998, and in accounting for his absence in popular accounts of the Holocaust in her 2004 book, Escaping Auschwitz: A Culture of Forgetting.
By then, Mr. VRBA had lived in Canada for nearly three decades. Over the years, he had made crucial depositions against Nazis trying to escape retribution, whether it was the Final Solution leadership at the Nuremberg Trials, Adolf Eichmann after his capture in Argentina in 1960, or former concentration guards living undercover in Germany. He was also a principal witness in trials of Holocaust deniers such as Ernst ZUNDEL in Canada.
"What drove him forward was his understanding of the extent to which the Nazi apparatus used Jewish wealth and Jewish labour to fuel and maintain the German war effort," said Holocaust historian Sir Martin Gilbert. "He had seen it when he was in Kanada [the warehouses that stored confiscated Jewish goods] in Auschwitz when he'd seen this vast amount of material being recycled, and the use made of slave labour."
Sir Martin was so impressed with Mr. VRBA's heroism that he supported a campaign to nominate Mr. VRBA for the Order of Canada and solicited letters from well known Canadians including then law professor Irwin COTLER (more recently minister of justice.) "I fully concur with you that VRBA is a 'real hero.' Indeed, there are few more deserving of the Order of Canada than VRBA, and few, anywhere, who have exhibited his moral courage," Prof. COTLER wrote in a handwritten letter to Sir Martin on February 18, 1992. "Canada will honour itself -- and redeem itself somewhat -- by awarding him the Order of Canada."
It didn't happen.
Walter ROSENBERG was born between the First and Second World Wars in Topolcany, Czechoslovakia. He was one of five children of Elias ROSENBERG, a steam saw-mill owner and Helena Grunfeldova. He was 15 when the Germans began their murderous march through Europe. After he was expelled from high school in Bratislava under the local version of the Nuremberg anti-Jewish laws, he worked as a labourer until he was arrested in March of 1942. Two months later, he was deported to Maidanek and transferred to Auschwitz on June 30.
He survived as prisoner No. 44070 for almost two years, using his formidable memory and analytical powers to compute the numbers of people arriving on the transports and to calculate how many were used as slave labour or were sent to be gassed at adjacent Birkenau. Early in 1944, after the Germans invaded Hungary, he observed how the camp was ramping up to prepare for the arrival of huge deportations of Hungarian Jews.
On April 7, he and an older schoolmate, Alfred WETZLER, escaped from Auschwitz and made their way to Zilina, Slovakia where, on April 24, they told their harrowing tale to the local Jewish council. Mr. ROSENBERG and Mr. WETZLER were put in separate rooms as they wrote out their reports, which were then compared, checked for accuracy against available records and compiled. The 32-page report testifying to the atrocities at Auschwitz-Birkenau was sent to the Allies, the Vatican, the International Red Cross and the Jewish leadership in Hungary -- the next victims on Hitler's extermination list.
The Jewish council gave Mr. ROSENBERG identity papers and he became Rudolf VRBA, a name he later adopted legally. The Auschwitz Protocol reached the Hungarian Jewish leadership in early May of 1944, but they didn't raise the alarm. Instead, they negotiated with Adolf Eichmann in an effort to exchange Jews for trucks and other goods needed by the depleted Nazi war effort.
"Basically, Eichmann deceived them," says Sir Martin in promising the Hungarian Jewish leadership that the trains would take the Jews to holding camps where they would be transferred to the trucks which would convey them to safety in Spain. That's why they kept silent. Between mid-May and early July 1944, nearly 440,000 Hungarian Jews (including Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel) boarded "resettlement trains" in good faith and ended up in Auschwitz where most were immediately gassed. Mr. VRBA always felt that if the Jewish leaders had announced what Auschwitz was about these people would have rebelled.
By June of 1944, the Allies had received the Auschwitz Protocol. They took it very, very seriously, according to Sir Martin. "It had such a massive impact that the Germans were forced to halt the deportations." Coincidentally there was an American air raid on Budapest on July 2, 1944. Hungarian Regent Admiral Miklos Horthy believed the attack was the beginning of the threatened Allied retribution for the Auschwitz Protocol and insisted the deportations stop -- which they did on July 9, 1944. "About 150,000 Jews were saved as a result of VRBA's efforts. "He was totally and extraordinarily successful."
Mr. VRBA warned his own relatives to flee before they, too, were taken. After that, he joined the Czechoslovak Partisan Units in September 1944 and fought with them until the end of the war. He was decorated for bravery. After Czechoslovakia was liberated, he went back to school and did a series of degrees in chemistry, receiving his doctorate in 1951 and a post-graduate degree from the Academy of Science in 1956. He undertook biochemical research at Charles University in Prague from 1953 to 1958. By then, he had married a childhood friend, a medical doctor in Prague named Gerta VERBOVA. They had two daughters, Helena (who has died) and Zuza. Mr. VRBA and his wife separated in 1958, when she defected to the West and he went to a conference in Israel and never returned.
He worked as a biochemist in Israel for two years and then joined the British Medical Research Council in London in 1960. Seven years later he was appointed to the Canadian Medical Research Council and, from there, began teaching in the pharmacology department in the Faculty of Medicine at University of British Columbia. In the mid-1970s, he went on sabbatical to Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts., where he met his second wife, Robin, who became a successful real-estate dealer in Vancouver.
"As a scientist, he started out very well and was well respected for his work in proteins and chemistry," said colleague Prof. Michael WALKER. "He was very independent and he had his own view of what was important," and that often meant he "butted heads with the granting authorities."
Towards the end of his career Prof. VRBA wasn't getting many grants. "I don't think he was treated appropriately by the Canadian scientific community," said Prof. WALKER. "He was prescient in his understanding of his area, which is proteins, and how their function may be changed if they have glucose attached to them." Instead of complaining about his lack of research money, he "put more effort into teaching," according to Prof. WALKER. " The students loved him, especially in the last few years."
Rudolf VRBA was born Walter ROSENBERG in Topolcany, Czechoslovakia on September 11, 1924. He died of cancer in Vancouver on March 27, 2006. He was 81. He is survived by his second wife Robin, a daughter from his first marriage, two grandchildren and two nephews.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-14 published
MARTIN, Jean
Peacefully, on Saturday, April 11, 2006 at at the Harold and Grace Baker Centre in her 92nd year. Dear daughter of the late Mildred and Thornton MARTIN and sister of the late Muriel MARTIN. Jean's family wishes to express their appreciation for the compassionate care provided by the staff at the Baker Centre. A graveside service will be held on Monday, April 17 at 11 a.m. at Caledon East Cemetery (Airport Rd. north of Old Church Rd.)

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-15 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Peter Beaufort
With dignity, after a full life, in his 83rd year, on April 7, 2006. Beloved husband of the late Yolande (Billie) née POWELL. Loving father of Tom (Sophie) and Angus, grandfather of Esme. son of the late Harold and the late Winifred (née MARTIN,) brother of the late Selby and the late Mary (COLLINS.) Born in Westmount, Quebec, educated at McGill and Harvard. Peter enjoyed a successful career in business, with 25 years at the Molson Companies. Throughout his life, he had a sharp and active mind. His incisive judgement and wit held up until the end. Thanks to the caregivers who provided support in his final years at home, and to the attentive staff in the Critical Care Unit of Sunnybrook Hospital. A Funeral Service will be held at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, at 3: 00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25th. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-18 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Peter Beaufort
With dignity, after a full life, in his 83rd year, on April 7, 2006. Beloved husband of the late Yolande (Billie) née POWELL. Loving father of Tom (Sophie) and Angus, grandfather of Esme. son of the late Harold and the late Winifred (née MARTIN,) brother of the late Selby and the late Mary (COLLINS.) Born in Westmount, Quebec, educated at McGill and Harvard. Peter enjoyed a successful career in business, with 25 years at the Molson Companies. Throughout his life, he had a sharp and active mind. His incisive judgement and wit held up until the end. Thanks to the caregivers who provided support in his final years at home, and to the attentive staff in the Critical Care Unit of Sunnybrook Hospital. A Funeral Service will be held at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, at 3: 00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25th. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-21 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Peter Beaufort
With dignity, after a full life, in his 83rd year, on April 7, 2006. Beloved husband of the late Yolande (Billie) née POWELL. Loving father of Tom (Sophie) and Angus, grandfather of Esme. son of the late Harold and the late Winifred (née MARTIN,) brother of the late Selby and the late Mary (COLLINS.) Born in Westmount, Quebec, educated at McGill and Harvard. Peter enjoyed a successful career in business, with 25 years at the Molson Companies. Throughout his life, he had a sharp and active mind. His incisive judgement and wit held up until the end. Thanks to the caregivers who provided support in his final years at home, and to the attentive staff in the Critical Care Unit of Sunnybrook Hospital. A Funeral Service will be held at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, at 3: 00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25th. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-21 published
Suzanne ROCHON- BURNETT, Broadcaster: (1935-2006)
Articulate, bilingual and passionate, she became the owner of a commercial radio station -- the first aboriginal to do so in Canada, writes Sandra MARTIN. It turned out to be a powerhouse enterprise
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S9
Suzanne ROCHON- BURNETT had more "firsts" in her life than most people have fingers. The first aboriginal woman to own and operate a commercial radio station and the first woman to be inducted into the Canadian Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame, she had many other achievements, including membership in the Orders of Ontario and Canada and an honorary doctorate from Brock University.
Articulate, bilingual and female, she was an obvious candidate for community and cultural boards in the postfeminist, multicultural, postconstitutional Canada of the 1980s and 1990s. What mattered, though, was what she brought to these privileged positions: passion, experience, advocacy, business acumen and commercial success as a broadcaster and the Chief Executive Officer of her own business.
Cultural advocate Nalini Stewart, who met her after both women were appointed to the Canada Council in 1998, remembers Ms. ROCHON- BURNETT quoting Métis leader Louis Riel at her first board meeting: "My people will sleep for one hundred years, but when they awake, it will be the artists who will fuel their spirits."
This statement, which Ms. ROCHON- BURNETT repeated frequently, was like a mantra. "She was a very passionate advocate, but she was not strident," said Ms. Stewart, who credits Ms. ROCHON- BURNETT with pressing the council to hire more aboriginal arts officers. "She was always educating us… and I felt very enriched by all the things I learned from her."
"Suzanne was a grand lady who brought enormous pride to her people," said Tony BELCOURT, president of the Métis Nation of Ontario. Having known her since 1972, he said she was like a sister to him. "She met every challenge head-on, persevered and was successful in everything she touched -- in business, in the arts, in communications, public service and in life. She gave 110 per cent."
Suzanne ROCHON- BURNETT was born in the Laurentians, north of Montreal in the middle of the Depression, the only daughter and middle child of Achille Joseph and Jeanne Marie BURNETT (née FILLION.) She was proud of her Métis heritage, which she could trace back through both sides of her family. She loved to tell stories about how her grandmother made and sold hats to supplement her income after she was widowed in her 40s, with 12 children to raise and a farm to run. Her mother carried on the artisan tradition by designing sweaters, hiring local women to knit them and then selling the finished product to tourists. At 7, Ms. ROCHON- BURNETT was hard at work as a courier, delivering wool to knitters and picking up the finished pieces to take back to her mother to assemble into sweaters.
Her parents sent her to boarding school at Pensionnat des Saint-Anges, a convent in Saint_Jérome, Quebec, where the nuns rapped her knuckles if she didn't attend to lessons or speak clearly in class. Decades later, she told an interviewer that her parents had warned her before she left home to keep her Indian blood a secret because "it doesn't show." She believed her parents were trying to protect her, but it left her "wondering what was wrong with it."
After the convent, she went to Proulx Business College to learn typing and shorthand. The job choices in her community in the 1950s were few: "The bank, the Bell, or the mill." She wasn't interested in the first two, so she applied for a job as a secretary, but the mill owner rejected her, saying she was too talented. According to Ms. ROCHON- BURNETT, he called her father and said, "don't let her work in this small town. It will bury her." Instead, the mill owner introduced Ms. ROCHON- BURNETT to the manager of CKJL-AM (now CJER-AM,) a radio station that had opened in Saint_Jerome in 1952. The manager was so impressed with her diction and pronunciation that he gave her a job.
Later, Ms. ROCHON- BURNETT credited her knuckle-rapping nuns for getting her a start as a broadcaster. But it was her own drive, journalistic talents and easy charm that won her a job as host, producer and public relations director of the station when she was 19, a position she held for six years. During this time, she also repackaged some of her programs for other stations around the province, took night classes in public relations and marketing at McGill University, and began working as a freelance journalist in print as well as broadcast.
With her striking colouring -- pale skin and chestnut hair and dark eyes -- she also found work as a model, becoming "the face" of the Montreal Royals baseball team and appearing in commercials on television. She made the most of the hedonism of the 1960s travelling around Europe working as a freelance print and broadcast journalist, living for a time in Paris, where she was said to have stayed in Edith Piaf's apartment and made Friends with Jacques Brel, hooking up with Gypsies in Spain and acting in commercials for NBC in New York.
Back in Canada, she converted a Laurentian lodge into a successful art gallery. She sold the business after she met and married Gordon BURNETT, owner of CHOW-AM in Welland, Ontario, in 1967. They soon had a baby daughter, Michèle-Elise BURNETT. The family moved to St. Catharines, where Ms. ROCHON- BURNETT was a full-time mother and volunteer for several years. One day, after dropping her daughter at school, she was struck by the empty hours in her days. "I'm 40 years old. I'm going to be 60 one day and I'm going to turn around and say 'what have I done with my life,' " she told Niagara magazine in May, 2005.
She came up with Chansons à la Française, a program idea that she turned into a one-hour show on CHOW that quickly expanded into two, and then four hours. The Ontario Ministry of Culture sponsored its distribution to more than 20 AM and FM radio stations in the province. That led to frequent invitations to appear as a commentator on francophone and Québécois talent on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio's Morningside, first when Harry Brown was a host and then with Don Harron.
In the recession of the early 1990s, her husband's AM radio station was gasping for survival. In 1995, she formed a company, R.B. Communications, and bought her husband's firm Wellport Broadcasting Ltd., and became the owner of a commercial radio station -- the first aboriginal to do so in this country. She was 60 years old and her husband was 75. Ms. ROCHON- BURNETT knew that having an FM frequency was essential for the station's success and she also knew that there was a licence for an FM frequency -- 97.1 -- available from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.
"I looked at my mom and she looked at me and we said: 'Okay, let's go for it,'" said her daughter Michèle-Elise BURNETT, who was then 28 and in the business, having studied radio and television arts at Ryerson in Toronto. They won the licence in 1997, and launched a new format country music station they called Spirit 91.7 F.M. "It was a powerhouse," said Ms. BURNETT. "We became the second-most powerful station in the market, and very competitive."
Beginning in the 1980s, Ms. ROCHON- BURNETT had begun sitting on the boards of community native and arts and culture organizations, including the Canadian Native foundation for the Arts, TVOntario, the Métis Nation of Ontario, the Canada Council for the Arts and Brock University. At one time, she was working on six major boards simultaneously.
About three years ago, Ms. ROCHON- BURNETT was having trouble breathing. She was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive scarring of the lungs that makes it increasingly difficult for them to transfer oxygen into the bloodstream. There is no cure and treatment options are negligible. Ms. ROCHON- BURNETT applied for a lung transplant, but she was an unsuitable candidate. She sold the station in 2004, but continued her advocacy work. About a year ago, she and her husband, who had led separate lives for some time, separated. Their daughter said that the radio station was the last thing her parents had in common. After it was sold, they divorced.
Ms. ROCHON- BURNETT made her last public appearance in February when she was the first woman to be inducted into the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame. Still beautiful, her shoulder-length black hair still shiny, she made a joke about her "leash." It was a reference to the portable oxygen tank held by her 12-year-old grand_son, who had designed a backpack to make it easier for her to carry it around. Always intuitive, she spoke as though she were making a farewell speech, rather than accepting an award. "When you start reliving your life, you realize you don't really have any worries about dying because it is part of life," she said. "I am here to let you know that my life was good. It was full of challenges, but it was a great life." Referring to the many boards on which she served, she was grateful that "her dreams had become a reality" and that she had had the opportunity to work with people who had "the same belief in aboriginal capacity and power."
Suzanne ROCHON- BURNETT was born on March 10, 1935, in Mont Rolland, Quebec She died in Welland, Ontario, of a brain hemorrhage on April 2, 2006. She was 71.
She is survived by her daughter Michéle-Elise BURNETT and her husband Bill REICH and two grand_sons. She also leaves her former husband, Gordon BURNETT. There will be a traditional ceremony and celebration of her life on May 7 at 2 p.m. at the Pond Inlet at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-24 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Peter Beaufort
With dignity, after a full life, in his 83rd year, on April 7, 2006. Beloved husband of the late Yolande (Billie) née POWELL. Loving father of Tom (Sophie) and Angus, grandfather of Esme. son of the late Harold and the late Winifred (née MARTIN,) brother of the late Selby and the late Mary (COLLINS.) Born in Westmount, Quebec, educated at McGill and Harvard. Peter enjoyed a successful career in business, with 25 years at the Molson Companies. Throughout his life, he had a sharp and active mind. His incisive judgement and wit held up until the end. Thanks to the caregivers who provided support in his final years at home, and to the attentive staff in the Critical Care Unit of Sunnybrook Hospital. A Funeral Service will be held at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, at 3: 00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25th. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-05 published
KEEBLE, Gordon, 88
Executive helped form the CTV network
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S9
Although he planned to be an accountant, Gordon KEEBLE, who died in Ottawa yesterday of heart failure aged 88, was easily seduced into broadcasting by his English high-school teacher in Toronto in the 1930s. He went on to become an executive in the television and cable industries in Canada and a founding member of Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists, the performers union.
After freelancing as a radio actor and singer, Mr. KEEBLE was hired by radio station CFCH in North Bay in 1940 and later worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, becoming chief announcer for CJBC Toronto, the anchor station for what was then the Dominion Network.
In 1946, he left to head up the newly formed radio department of the F.H. Hayhurst advertising agency in Toronto. Two years later, he went back to radio, becoming manager of CFCF Radio in Montreal. He then switched to television, hooking up with television entrepreneur Spence CALDWELL to form the CTV television network. Under Mr. CALDWELL, he became executive vice-president of the network in 1961, president four years later and eventually chair and Chief Executive Officer.
He left CTV late in 1968 and went into a new partnership with Mr. CALDWELL, winning one of the first cable-television licences from the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission. Clear Colour Cable morphed into Keeble Cable, which was eventually absorbed by Rogers Cable.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-05 published
REA, Carolyn (née STARR)
My darling wife, Carolyn, died on Monday, May 1, 2006 at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto after a courageous fight with cancer. Beloved wife of David Leonard REA. Loving mother to Katy REA, Patrick REA (Manuela SANTOS) and John REA (Bridget HOURIHAN.) Eternally proud "Nanna" to David Francis REA. Dear sister of Michael STARR (Donna) and Martha DAVIS (Alfred) and sister-in-law of Carolyn MARTIN (Henry) and Dianne SSAINTUIS. Daughter of the late Nelles and Catherine Margaret (FROST) STARR. Cherished Auntie to 10 nieces and nephews. Carolyn's life was marked by her deep devotion to her homelife. Her husband of 45 years, her children and grandchild were the world to her. Her Friends, and there were many, are a testament to her steady, loyal and loving character. She played a mean hand of bridge. She revelled in a fresh picked basket of blueberries and noodling in the lake. Comfort was a cat on her lap. Escapism was equally a trashy spy novel or a night of theatre. She knew all the great swing dance steps and moved with grace. She found something in common with even the most uncommon people. Her strength was boundless and when life struck her youngest down with a grave illness, she suited up for battle and crusaded with one hand while stroking his brow to ally his fears with the other. Her blue eyes could charm even the hardest of hearts. Her home was her castle; her cottage her sanctuary. We will miss you very much. A private family service was held at the Turner and Porter, Yorke Chapel, Toronto, Thursday, May 4, 2006. A service to celebrate Carolyn's life will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2006 at The Old Mill, 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto. Service at 11: 30 a.m. with reception to follow. We would like to send a special thank you to all the members of Saint_Joseph's Palliative Support Team, who brought kindness, comfort and dignity to her last days. In Carolyn's memory, memorial donations may be made to Saint_Joseph's Health Centre, Palliative Care Fund, 30 The Queensway, Toronto, Ontario, M6R 1B5. (416) 530-6704.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-06 published
Medical researcher worked with Charles Best
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S9
Toronto -- Charles SIREK, a medical researcher who came to Canada in 1950 to work with Doctor Charles BEST, one of the discoverers of insulin as a treatment for diabetes, died yesterday morning at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. He was 84.
Born in Bratislavia in 1921, the year insulin was discovered in Canada, Doctor SIREK was an excellent student, both in high school and university. He graduated summa cum laude in medicine from Comenius University in Bratislavia and then went to Sweden with his wife, Anna (his equal as a scholar) to do postgraduate work in Stockholm.
Some of his scientific articles on insulin attracted the attention of Doctor BEST, who invited Doctor SIREK to come to Toronto in 1950 to work in his lab for a year as a postdoctoral fellow. It turned out to be a lifetime. Doctor SIREK and his wife, Doctor Anna SIREK, became important teachers and researchers at the University of Toronto. He retired in 1987 and had been in good health until last July when he began suffering from what turned out to be liver cancer. He is survived by his wife, four children and 10 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are not yet settled.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-17 published
Marion ANDRÉ, Theatre Director (1920-2006)
The Holocaust shaped the artistic vision of a Pole who came to Canada and founded two dynamic theatre companies, writes Sandra MARTIN. His productions showcased significant moral and political issues
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S9
Marion ANDRÉ was a triple threat in the theatre: a writer, a director and an impresario. But his greatest contribution was as founding artistic director of Montreal's Saidye Bronfman Centre and Toronto's Theatre Plus, a company that in its ambitions was a forerunner of the Soulpepper Theatre Company.
"He was a sparkling ignited soul" and "a real mentor for me," said actress Lynn Griffin, who performed in A Doll's House, Antigone and The Lark at Theatre Plus. "He was very demanding to work with," she said, adding she was happy for the training and discipline he instilled in her because "you can often get by being really lazy" as an actor. "He challenged himself and everybody around him to bring their work up to his inspiration."
Calling Mr. ANDRÉ a "very welcoming man with a very generous heart," said Robin PHILLIPS, former artistic director of the Stratford Festival. What he remembered was not so much the quality of the productions that Mr. ANDRÉ mounted at Theatre Plus but the attitude behind them. "There was a real need to communicate beyond the play," an obsession that Mr. PHILLIPS thinks originated in the Polish underground theatre where Mr. ANDRÉ worked after the Second World War -- where the experience of going to the theatre was a much more engaged and political act than simply being entertained for a couple of hours. "He always looked behind the easy criticism to a connection and empathy with the intention of a work."
Marian Andrzej TENENBAUM was born in Le Havre, France, while his Polish parents, Emil and Renata (née LIEBLING) TENENBAUM, were studying at the university. After earning their degrees, the TENENBAUMs returned to Lvov in southeastern Poland (now part of Ukraine), where they worked as pharmacists and had a second child, Hanka.
After the signing of the German-Soviet pact in 1939 and the subsequent Soviet invasion of Poland from the east, the Jewish population in Lvov doubled when 100,000 refugees fled from the Nazi onslaught in the west. When the Germans occupied Lvov after their invasion of the Soviet Union in June of 1941, the TENENBAUMs' family home and other property were confiscated.
More than 6,000 Jews were killed in Lvov in two pogroms before the Germans established a ghetto in the northern part of the city in November of 1941. With the help of Christian Friends, Marian obtained false papers for himself and his mother in the Polish name of CZERNIECKI, and that enabled them to live outside the ghetto. He joined the Polish underground and smuggled messages in and out of the Lvov ghetto (where his father and his sister had been forced to live) while he was ostensibly collecting scrap metal from the Jews for the German war effort.
In March of 1942, the Germans began deporting Jews to the Belzec death camp. By August, more than 65,000 Jews had been transported to the camp and murdered. Ten months later, the Germans shut down the ghetto, killing many thousands of people in the process. Marian never found out the fate of his father and sister, but he always believed they had been killed in the camps.
Passing as a Christian, Marian had escaped the deportations and made his way to Warsaw, but he was arrested because of his work in the underground and sent to a German camp. He escaped after the Allied invasion of Normandy in 1944 and was recruited by the British army because of his linguistic skills in Polish, German, French and English. By the end of the war, he was in France, where he learned from the Red Cross that his mother was alive. He returned to Poland, found her and, together, moved to The Hague in 1946. Working as a cultural attaché for the Polish legation, he met and married his first wife, a Dutch woman, with whom he had a son, Tom.
In 1950, they moved to Warsaw, where he began making documentaries and translating American plays for Polish radio. Three years later, he started a small children's theatre called Kleks. His marriage broke up and he and his mother emigrated to Montreal in 1957, sponsored by his uncle.
In Montreal, Marian Andrzej CZERNIECKI shortened his name to the more masculine and French-sounding Marion ANDRÉ (a change he legalized in 1980). He found a series of jobs: helping to establish a drama program for the Protestant School Board, directing plays on a freelance basis at McGill University, writing for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio and television and starting a theatre company called Studio Six and another one called The Freelancers. He also married a second time and had another son, Krystian.
In 1967, Minda, Phyllis, Edgar and Charles BRONFMAN, children of Samuel BRONFMAN of the Seagram Distillery fortune, established the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, as the cultural branch of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. Montreal Jewish Community Centres, in honour of their mother's 70th birthday. Mr. ANDRÉ was appointed inaugural director of performing arts and subsequently became executive director and artistic director. It was at the Saidye Bronfman Centre that he met Ina RUBIN, a dancer and teacher who had been brought in to help with the dance program. They married in 1970, and he later adopted her two children, John and Jennifer, from a previous marriage.
After a traumatic youth, Mr. ANDRÉ seemed to be prospering both artistically and romantically. Coming from Poland, where theatre had always been a forum for showcasing controversial ideas, he tended to present thought-provoking, sometimes even disturbing, material about moral and political issues. In 1971, Mr. ANDRÉ scheduled a production of Robert Shaw's post-Holocaust drama, The Man in the Glass Booth, a play about the Adolf Eichmann trial in Israel in 1961 that raises questions about Jewish passivity as well as dealing with German guilt. Some Holocaust survivors and members of the Jewish Y were deeply offended by the play's content. There was a huge controversy that manifested itself in telephone campaigns against the ANDRÉs and others, and threats to torch the theatre. Afraid of incipient violence and overly sensitive to the feelings of a survivor's group, the board closed the play before it opened.
Mr. ANDRÉ quit as artistic director in protest because "he felt it was important that they shouldn't knuckle under to this kind of fear," said Ina, his wife.
"I have nothing but deep feelings of compassion for the victims of Nazi oppression," Mr. ANDRÉ said in an interview with the Montreal Gazette at the time. "Theatre must not fear controversy, but consider it a necessary ingredient of its existence. I have a profound feeling of revulsion when intimidation is used, or when any group goes to extremes to have its own views prevail."
The aftermath of the 1970 F.L.Q. crisis added to Mr. ANDRÉ's unhappiness over the furor at the Bronfman Centre, and he and his family moved to Toronto, where he was given teaching work in the theatre department at York University. Within a year, he had seized the opportunity presented by the unused smaller theatre space at the St. Lawrence Centre in the summer and launched Theatre Plus in what was then the Jane Mallet, and now the Bluma Appel, theatre. As he said at the time, "People don't turn their brains off in the summer."
His statement of purpose was to "present plays from a national and international repertoire that reflect the social, political and moral problems of our times." Over the next 13 years, he mounted 56 productions, many of them premieres of modern Canadian, European and American plays. A few of his choices were written and directed by himself, which caused some critics such as Matthew Fraser to label him "self-indulgent" and Ray Conlogue to argue that artistic directors should have to do what every other writer does: "Convince somebody else that the play is worth producing."
Nevertheless, The Aching Heart of Samuel Kleinerman, a play Mr. ANDRÉ wrote and directed, was voted the best production of the 1984-85 season by Theatre Plus subscribers. He was given the Toronto Drama Bench Award for distinguished contribution to Canadian theatre in 1985, the year that Meniere's disease, a disorder of the inner ear that causes extreme vertigo and nausea, forced him to step down. His health continued to trouble him and, by 1988, he needed a quadruple heart bypass.
Mr. ANDRÉ continued to write, always using the Holocaust, the central experience of his life, as his theme in novels Maria B. (1990) and The Battered Man (1996), both published by Mosaic Press. By then, he had been diagnosed with Lewy body disease, a progressive dementia that is accompanied by hallucinations and has symptoms similar to both Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Eventually, Mrs. ANDRÉ could no longer care for him; he went into a retirement home, and then a nursing home.
Marion ANDRÉ was born in Le Havre, France, on January 12, 1920. He died in Toronto of complications from Lewy body disease on May 9. He was 86. He is survived by his wife, Ina, four children and six grandchildren.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-19 published
KNOX, John Lewis (1918-2006)
Canadian Meteorological Service Atmospheric Environment Service At Toronto, on May 14, 2006, leaving Mary Hardy (MARTIN) KNOX, his wife of 57 years; children Paul (Lesley KRUEGER,) Roger and Sheila (Jim COBBAN;) grand_sons Gabe KNOX, Peter COBBAN and David COBBAN, all of Toronto; sister Peggie (Mrs. Philip LEE) and nieces Robin LEE, Mandy LEE (Greg PATTON) and Liz Aldwinckle (John) of Calgary; niece Tamara KNOX of Vancouver; sister-in-law Alice SHARPE (Charles) of Lakefield, Ontario, niece Jennifer FLATMAN (Mark) of Haliburton, Ontario, nephew Peter DANCE (Susan MONK) of Orillia, Ontario; 10 great-nieces and great-nephews; first cousins Lewis KELLEY of Deal, Kent, and Philip KELLEY of London, England; and cousins in Northern Ireland, Jersey and Australia. Predeceased by his brother David of Vancouver. Shaped like so many others by the wars of the 20th century, John's life was marked by a passion for science, the public service and family activities. His father, Robert KNOX (b. near Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland) emigrated to Canada in 1907 and was commissioned as a major in the Canadian Army in 1914. He met Vera MARKS (b. Leicester, England) in London while on medical leave after service in France. Invalided back to Canada, Robert was joined by Vera in Halifax, where they were married in 1917 and where John, the first of their three children, was born on July 28 of the following year. The family arrived in Toronto after sojourns in Saint John, New Brunswick, and Montreal, but owing to Robert's health problems, Vera and the children then spent three years with relatives in St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands. They returned in 1929 to Toronto, where John attended the Normal Model School and Jarvis Collegiate. The summers spent on the beaches and tennis courts of Ward's Island were among the happiest times of his adolescence. John graduated from the University of Toronto in 1939 with an honours B.A. in mathematics and physics. He worked for the Excelsior Life Insurance Co. but in 1941 seized the opportunity to apply his skills to the war effort, signing up for training as a meteorologist. Posted to Gaspé, Goose Bay and Gander, he served with a corps of forecasters and technicians that provided invaluable guidance to trans-Atlantic flight crews. Several became leaders of Canada's meteorological service in the post-war years. In 1947, John returned to Toronto to join the forecasting staff at Malton (now Pearson International) airport. He completed his M.A. degree from University of Toronto and also frequented the Bloor Street headquarters of the service. There he met Mary, who had been working as a meteorological technician since university graduation in 1944. They were married in 1948 and moved to Etobicoke, then a rapidly growing suburb. John's professional achievements included his analysis of the transformation of Hurricane Hazel, which struck the Toronto region with deadly force on October 15, 1954. He was part of the forecast team on duty at the time and later published scientific papers on the subject. He became chief forecaster at Malton and, after the death of his friend and colleague Fred Turnbull, acting director of the Ontario region of the Canadian Meteorological Service (later A.E.S.). John appeared on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television as a weather analyst and was well known to listeners of radio station CFRB for his daily afternoon weather updates. Cherished memories of his Ashbourne Drive years include the backyard ice rink he kept carefully maintained and available to the neighbourhood, and summer holidays at Sandy Lake in the Kawarthas with sister-in-law Alice and her family. John moved with his family to Vancouver in 1965 after being named director of the meteorological service's Pacific region. He relished not only the administrative challenge but also the chance to become familiar with weather patterns on the Pacific Coast. Always a keen student of meteorological science, he took early retirement in 1975 and embarked on graduate studies at the University of British Columbia, where he obtained a PhD in 1981. He was a pioneer in using computer analysis to re-interpret decades of observed weather data. His thesis on atmospheric blocking sought to employ these techniques to explain anomalies in the development of weather systems in the Northern Hemisphere. John's awareness of the value of observations taken by human beings led him to champion the cause - ultimately unsuccessful - of saving Ocean Station Papa off the Pacific Coast and the weather ships that kept it running. Armed with his doctorate, John spent several years as a consulting meteorologist for clients including A.E.S. and the U.S. Geological Survey, working on problems such as Arctic temperature variability and drought cycles in the Red River basin. His papers and reviews were published in scientific journals and he contributed to the work of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He was a longtime member of the American Meteorological Society and the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. He received the Andrew Thomson prize in applied meteorology in 1982 for his doctoral thesis, and in 1983 was awarded the Patterson Medal for distinguished service to meteorology in Canada. A lifelong sports enthusiast, John played intramural hockey and squash in university and also enjoyed tennis, racquetball and cycling. With their children grown and flown, John and Mary returned to Toronto in 1982 and spent many happy days in their garden on Deloraine Avenue, where John paid particular attention to his spectacular dahlias. Retirement was enriched by travel, including visits to Jersey and his father's birthplace in Fermanagh, as well as a fascination with computer games and the enjoyment of watching his grandchildren flourish. The frustration of failing faculties was eased greatly by caregiver Ron ANDRADA and the staff of Fourth Floor East, Isabel and Arthur Meighen Manor, to whom John's family is deeply grateful for their kindness and support. We look forward to greeting John's Friends and acquaintances on Saturday, May 27, 2006, at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, (416) 487-4523. Visitation from 2-3 p.m., memorial tribute from 3-4 p.m., followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers we would greatly appreciate support for a fund in John's memory to assist students in atmospheric science at University of British Columbia. Donations may be sent to the John Knox Memorial Fund, c/o Michelle Messinger-Orr, University of British Columbia Development Office, 500-5950 University Blvd., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z3. So long John - we wish you sunny skies, fair winds and safe landings. We miss you already!

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-20 published
BOWIE, Isaleen Bertha (O'LEARY)
On the evening of May 18, 2006 surrounded by her loving family, her children, their spouses, and her grandchildren. Isaleen died as she lived her life, with grace and dignity. Beloved wife of Lachlan (May 12, 1998.) Loving mother of Camilla (Bruce MARTIN,) Rosanne (John KUHLMANN), Jamie (Janette SANTI), Rod (Kim BECKSTEAD) and Kathy (George McKENNA.) Beloved grandma to 17 wonderful grandchildren, Scott and Nicola MARTIN, Jennifer, Emily, David, Kevin, Colleen and Michael KUHLMANN, Laura, Andrea, and Alexander BOWIE, Matthew, Jaylyn and Patrick BOWIE, Mark, Alena and Austin McKENNA. Isaleen was the loving sister of Helen BOWIE (predeceased by Anna CASEY, Camilla, Marie BURKART, Joe, Leonard, Denise BORG, Rose, Fr. Reilly and Patrick. Beloved sister-in-law of Mary, Teresa and Sister Margaret BOWIE (Predeceased by Kay, Georgina, Roderick, John and Fr. Jim). Thank you to all mom's Friends and neighbours for their support and acts of kindness these past years. Resting at the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria St. E. Alliston from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday. Funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church, North Adjala, on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. "Grandma has the best buns" Our lives are but a single breath, we flower and we fade, yet all our days are in your hands, so we return in love what love has made.

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

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-02 published
LANGFORD, John " Doug" (March 18, 1951-May 30, 2006)
Passed away peacefully with dignity and surrounded by family at the William Osler Health Centre in Etobicoke, Ontario. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Jane and his adoring daughters, Michelle and Kristin and Michelle's fiancé Michael. Mourned by his mother, Thelma LANGFORD, his father and mother-in-law, Robert and Doreen MARTIN, his brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Diane MARTIN and their children, Christopher and Katherine. Predeceased by his father, Jack LANGFORD and fondly remembered by his brother, Phil and wife, Shelagh with their children, Matt, Chris and Connor. Affectionately remembered by his uncle and aunt, Bob and Madge WINTERSON. After having attained his C.A. designation, Doug had a wonderful business career in both public accounting and the private sector. He traveled all over the world, enjoyed skiing with his family, tennis with Friends and looked forward to spending time at home accompanied by his dog, Remy. He had a keen interest in automobiles and technology. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2006 at 1 o'clock at St. Olave's Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Avenue (just S. of Bloor). A private interment of ashes will follow the service at Park Lawn Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. Condolences may also be made at www.turnerporter.ca Arrangements entrusted to Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, (416) 767-3153.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-07 published
Arnold EDINBOROUGH: Editor, Arts Advocate (1922-2006)
Demobilized from the British Army after the Second World War, he came to Canada to teach at Queen's University, writes Sandra MARTIN. Later, he became editor-owner of Saturday Night and a champion of the arts
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S9
A smart boy from a poor family, Arnold EDINBOROUGH made excellent use of his brains and personality to earn an elite British education on merit rather than pedigree. After winning the Military Cross for bravery in the Second World War, he emigrated to Canada and became a significant cultural force as editor of the Kingston Whig-Standard and Saturday Night magazine. A devout Anglican, an accomplished public speaker, raconteur, and columnist for the Financial Post magazine, Mr. EDINBOROUGH was the author of several books and the founding president and chief executive officer of the Council for Business and the Arts in Canada, a pioneering advocacy group encouraging corporations to support the arts.
He had an uncanny likeness to his friend, novelist Robertson DAVIES, with the same receding hairline and pointed Van Dyke beard. Indeed, there's a story from the 1970s about an excited airline passenger sitting beside Mr. DAVIES (newly famous because of the success of his novel Fifth Business) and lavishing him with praise during the seven-hour flight across the Atlantic, only to say on landing: "My wife will be so excited to hear that I have met Arnold EDINBOROUGH."
It was Mr. EDINBOROUGH's misfortune to be an anglophile in Canada at a time of nascent cultural nationalism. He loved the country with a passion and worked hard to nurture a climate for arts and culture. "He might have seemed a bit stuffy to subsequent editors of Saturday Night," journalist John FRASER said yesterday, referring to himself and Robert FULFORD, "but he certainly gave me a big break by publishing 'political letters from Newfoundland' when I was an undergraduate [at Memorial University]. All you need in journalism to get going is a bit of nerve and somebody to have faith in you and get you published so people can see that you can do it," he said. "Every journalist has somebody in their life who somebody took a chance on, and he was mine."
Arnold EDINBOROUGH was the younger son of Frank and Sarah Ann (née CLARK) EDINBOROUGH. His family were tenant farmers. By his grandfather's time, they had managed to acquire a small amount of property. Arnold, who won a scholarship at the age of 11 to attend Spalding Grammar School (founded by Royal Charter in 1588 and officially known as Queen Elizabeth Royal Free Grammar School) was the first EDINBOROUGH to go beyond the village school. His future wife, Letitia (Letty) Mary WOOLLEY attended Spalding School for Girls, the female academic equivalent.
They met at the annual tennis challenge between the two schools. She was a champion player, he was head boy, heavily into dramatics, and lacking a partner for the doubles competition. She offered to play with him, a decision she initially regretted because he wielded a racket with a bent elbow. They won the match and continued a casual Friendship in Cambridge, where he went on a scholarship in October of 1940 to study English at St. Catharine's College and where she trained as a nurse at Addenbrooke's Hospital. Their relationship really flourished through the correspondence they exchanged during the Second World War after he enlisted in the British Army, serving with the 23rd Field Regiment of the Royal Artillery in North Africa and then in Italy. He quickly rose to the rank of captain.
He was awarded the Military Cross for bravery for his role as a forward observation officer in the long march on Rome. The citation describes him remaining in his observation post in the "exposed flank of the battalion" during the attack on the River Gaiano, breaking up at least two counter attacks with "accurate gunfire." Later, he destroyed two enemy-held footbridges and contributed "greatly" to the speed of the advance on Medicina. "His complete disregard of his own safety was an inspiration to all," according to the citation.
Any thought of remaining in the military after the war ended evaporated after his colonel enquired whether he had the necessary funds to support himself properly as an officer in the professional army. He was demobilized in December of 1945, returned to Cambridge to resume his studies for his degree in English, married Ms. WOOLLEY on January 14, 1946, and graduated with a very respectable 2.1 ranking in 1947. After toying with the idea of working for the British Council -- the postings he was offered were in Brazil and Turkey and a teaching post in what was then Ceylon, he accepted a fortuitous offer from the ex-patriate British Shakespearean scholar G.B. Harrison to teach at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario His marks, his passion for drama and his experience teaching at the University of Lausanne during summer vacations cinched the appointment. He and his bride sailed for Canada in August of 1947.
All three of the EDINBOROUGH's children, Christine, Alistair and Sarah, were born in Kingston, where Mr. EDINBOROUGH taught at Queen's in both the normal academic year and in the summer school, and picked up courses to teach at The Royal Military College as well. Cambridge automatically bestowed a master's degree on him in 1950 to mark the third anniversary of his graduation. He went back to England in 1952 to work on a doctorate, but abandoned the advanced degree after deciding he was a popularizer and a teacher rather than a scholar, according to his youngest daughter, Sarah, an arts administrator.
Kingston was "a dour Presbyterian place," which he described in his 1991 memoir, Arnold Edinborough: An Autobiography, as "like Caesar's Gaul, divided into three parts: town, gown and military." Although each pretty much kept to itself, Mr. EDINBOROUGH managed to bridge all three, largely because of his Friendship with Robertson DAVIES.
They had both been educated in England (although Mr. DAVIES went to Oxford, not Cambridge), they shared a passion for theatre and English literature, and they both had families and small children. They differed in two major respects: Mr. DAVIES came from a wealthy literary family, and he was an exceptionally talented writer. When they met, Mr. DAVIES was the editor of The Peterborough Examiner, a newspaper owned by his father, Rupert DAVIES, and he generously introduced his younger English friend to the nascent literary community. When Mr. EDINBOROUGH left academe in 1954, he became the editor of the Kingston Whig-Standard, which was also owned by Mr. DAVIES's father.
After four years at the helm of the Whig, Mr. EDINBOROUGH resigned to move to Toronto as editor of Saturday Night Magazine, which was then owned by the flamboyant media entrepreneur Jack Kent Cooke. The two did not share an editorial vision, but Mr. EDINBOROUGH outlasted his employer by buying the magazine away from him (and mortgaging his house to do so -- a flamboyant gesture that he advised John FRASER, a later editor of the magazine, not to emulate.)
The reports on Mr. EDINBOROUGH's tenure as editor of the venerable (and now defunct) magazine vary. He had a quick succession of managing editors, including Harry Bruce, Kildare Dobbs and Jack Batten. "Arnold was an impressive figure with a goatee beard and a fine speaking voice and given to sounding off at banquets about dirty books and other issues of the day," said Mr. Dobbs in an e-mail message. "His virtues as an editor were his friendliness to talent and willingness to leave associates to run their own shows."
Those are "virtues" that he may have taken to extremes in a three-person operation that makes shoestring seem extravagant. "Arnold was the editor of record, but I did all the work," said Mr. Batten, who was managing editor from September of 1967 to April of 1968 "just long enough to know that I didn't ever want to be an editor. I wanted to be a writer."
He described his boss's "idiosyncrasy" of spending about half his time out of the office travelling, delivering speeches and encouraging random acquaintances, rather than professional writers, to send stories to the magazine. Mr. Batten put out three issues and then quit to work as a writer for The Star Weekly, which was then being edited by Peter Gzowski.
Robert Fulford followed Mr. Batten, but he insisted on being named editor in name, as well as deed. Mr. EDINBOROUGH then became publisher of Saturday Night Publications, which at the time included Monday Morning, a magazine for teachers, and Parallele, a quarterly published in French with articles translated from Saturday Night. "In the end, it was the wrong decision," Mr. EDINBOROUGH wrote in his autobiography. "Not to hire Fulford [who continued as editor until Conrad Black bought the magazine in 1987], but to think I could have the revivifying effect on the business side as I had undoubtedly had on the editorial side of Saturday Night Publications."
He finally left the publication in 1970, selling his stake for one penny to David Fry, William Nobleman and Jack Seed. He went on to write an extremely popular column on the arts in the Financial Post magazine, which dovetailed with his advocacy work with corporations at the Council for Business and the Arts in Canada, a position he held until he retired in 1989 at the age of 67.
Arnold EDINBOROUGH was born in Donnington, Lincolnshire, on August 2, 1922. He died in Oakville, Ontario, on June 2, after suffering a massive stroke during surgery for skin cancer. He was 83. Predeceased by his son, Alistair, he is survived by his wife, Letty, daughters Christine and Sarah, and six grandchildren.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-13 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Kenneth (1923-2006)
The gentle magnate
Billionaire Canadian visionary and arts patron is dead at 82
By Elizabeth CHURCH, Page A1
Kenneth THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, the architect of a global media empire, a passionate art collector and animal lover and one of the world's wealthiest men, died yesterday at age 82.
The unassuming billionaire had a keen eye for a deal and he used it to transform his father Roy's far-flung business empire into Thomson Corp., a focused publisher of electronic information, worth about $30-billion. The THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON family also kept a private interest in traditional media through their part ownership in Bell Globemedia, which includes the CTV network and The Globe and Mail.
Outside the business world, Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON made his mark as one of the country's greatest benefactors to the arts world. In 2002, he announced he would hand over his beloved collection of more than 2,000 works to the Art Gallery of Ontario, along with $70-million in cash to fund future operations and toward a massive $200-million renovation and expansion of the gallery by architect Frank Gehry.
Those close to him said yesterday one of the tragedies of his death is that he will not be there to see the opening of the new galleries that he influenced so profoundly through his gift.
"Our dream was to cut the ribbon together and it's not going to happen," Art Gallery of Ontario director Matthew TEITELBAUM said yesterday.
Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON collapsed at his downtown Toronto office yesterday morning from a fatal heart attack, after arriving early, as was his habit. His death occurred just one day before he and his wife, Marilyn, were to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. It also followed a weekend that Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON spent with his three children -- sons David and Peter and daughter, Taylor.
"We will miss his support and companionship terribly, said David THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, who in 2002 succeeded his father as the chairman of Thomson Corp.
"All of my grandfather's family are deeply grateful to my father for his wise stewardship of our family interests for more than 30 years. More importantly he was a gentle and kind man who impressed everyone with whom he came in contact. He was much loved."
Others remembered a gentle man who always knocked before entering an office and chatted with those who delivered his Globe and Mail in the pre-dawn hours.
He paid special visits to abused pets in the pound. He never assumed his enormous wealth entitled him to wield inordinate power, they said.
"He never felt the need to express himself above the crowd," said Geoffrey BEATTIE, president of Woodbridge Co. Ltd., the THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON family's private company. "I've never met a person ever who could make you feel so good about yourself."
Prime Minister Stephen Harper paid tribute to Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and his family for their significant cultural gifts as well as their commitment to "quality journalism and the rights of an informed public."
"Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON was one of Canada's most successful businessmen and combined his financial acumen with his commitment to serve both his country and his community," he said.
Said Ted Rogers, chief executive officer of Rogers Communications Inc.: "Ken THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON was a friend, one of the greatest business men in the world, an art collector of unimaginable proportions. He was a visionary and had the leadership skills to implement substantial change of direction for Thomson Corp."
Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON was born in 1923 in Toronto and lived most of his childhood in Timmins, in Northern Ontario.
He leaves behind a company much different from the one he took over 30 years ago on the death of his father, newspaper magnate Roy, the First Lord Thomson of Fleet. In the mid-1970s the THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON organization was a conglomerate, with a hodge-podge collection of newspapers, North Sea oil and travel agencies.
Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON concentrated the company's holdings in North America and after venturing into retail briefly with an investment in Hudson Bay Co., sharpened its focus to electronic publishing. Thomson Corp. is now a tightly focused electronic information group of global reach, with most of its sales coming from subscription-based electronic products and services in the legal, financial, educational, health-care and science fields.
Through it all, Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON gained a reputation as an astute deal maker who bought at the bottom and had the wits to get out at the top. His most recent deal was the reacquisition late last year by the THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON family of effective control of Bell Globemedia, including The Globe and Mail, and a new partnership with rival Torstar Corp.
John A. TORY, the lawyer and close family adviser for 50 years, said yesterday that Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON was always aware that he was the guardian of the fortune built by his father from a small radio station in Timmins to ownership of papers such as The Times of London. "He was always conscious of the legacy that he had inherited and he felt very deeply that with it came an obligation to build upon the foundation established by his father."
Ivan Fecan, president and chief executive officer of Bell Globemedia and head of CTV, said the way Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON led his life is a lesson for us all. "In business, in philanthropy, in life, Ken THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON led by example," he said. "He was a humble man who loved dogs, a media and business visionary, an art collector with incredible taste and a warm, loving family man."
BCE president and chief executive officer Michael Sabia singled out Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON's remarkable achievements. "In any country, in any field of endeavour, some people stand above the rest. For many years, Ken THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON stood as a giant in the business he loved so much and led so well."
Former prime minister Paul Martin remembered Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON's humble attitude. "Our fathers were good Friends and I consider myself truly fortunate to have known Ken," he said. "For a man who managed an international media empire, laid claim to a noble title and was one of the most successful businessmen in the world, Ken was astonishingly modest. He never sought the spotlight -- instead, everything Ken did, he did because he loved it.
Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON inherited his father's title, First Lord THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Fleet, but chose not to sit in the House of Lords.
Indeed, many stories of Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON's self-effacing attitude and his passion for art and animals emerged yesterday on the news of his death.
"When Ken looked at a work of art, or shared his views about what a work of art meant to him, his eyes sparkled," the Art Gallery of Ontario's Mr. TEITELBAUM remembered. "He caught you in his eye and talked from his heart."
Lynda Elmy, communications director with the Toronto Humane Society, said he was concerned about the welfare of animals. "He took a great interest in animals, especially dogs, and especially abandoned and abused dogs."
With his death, the THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON family must now build on his legacy. Roger MARTIN, a member of the Thomson board of directors and dean of University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, said it is difficult to "take something great" and move it to the next level of growth. "Roy was a great man who built this medium thing, and Ken was a great man who built this big thing. I think David's got this opportunity to build something even more magnificent."
In any country, in any field of endeavour, some people stand above the rest. For many years, Ken THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON stood as a giant in the business he loved so much and led so well.' Michael Sabia, BCE president and chief executive officer

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-19 published
MARTIN, Ross
On June 16, 2006 at the age of 87 years. Much loved by his wife of 63 years, Peter (Norma), his children Douglas (Calgary), Hume (Toronto), Barbara (Washington) and Susan BURNS (Edmonton), his brother Fred (Hamilton), his sister Barbara (Maine) and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Wendy, Sandy, Ruth, Carolyn, Emma, Sarah, Cameron, Stephanie, Timothy and Avery. Ross was a loving and faithful man who set an example of decency and compassion. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, 125 MacKay Street, Ottawa on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at 11 a.m. with reception to follow. The burial will be private. For those who wish, donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada are welcome. (305-172 King Street East, Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 1B7. www.leukemia.ca Condolences/donations/tributes at www.mcgarryfamily.ca

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-01 published
Don WRIGHT, Musician And Teacher (1908-2006)
Composer wrote jingles for products from Bromo-Seltzer to Coffee Crisp and formed a charitable foundation that endowed music faculties and athletic programs across Canada, Sandra MARTIN writes
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S9
Known as the jingle king for writing the words and music for hundreds of commercials for products such as Bromo-Seltzer (his daughter Priscilla sang the vocals), Carling's Red Cap Ale, Tide, Kelvinator and Coffee Crisp, Don WRIGHT was a natural showman and educator, and a very talented musician. As a teenager, he played the trumpet in The Wright Brothers Orchestra, a dance band started by his father. Later, he founded both the Don Wright Chorus and the Don Wright Singers, and composed and conducted music for radio, television and documentary films.
Prodigiously hard-working, Mr. WRIGHT amassed many millions of dollars in a long and productive life, from royalties, wise investments and the cushion provided by his beloved wife Lillian's inheritance from her father, former prime minister Sir Arthur MEIGHEN. He had a motto: "He who gives while he lives also knows where it goes." Since forming the Don Wright Charitable Foundation, in 1966, he had been true to that adage by endowing music faculties and athletic programs at universities across the country, funding hospital maternity wings in honour of his wife's love of babies, as well as giving $3-million to his alma mater, the University of Western Ontario.
Donald John Alexander WRIGHT was one of five children (four boys and a girl) of Ernest Joel (Ernie) and Mary Jean (Mamie) WRIGHT from Strathroy, Ontario The WRIGHTs had emigrated from Exeter in England in the 1850s, not long before Mamie's parents, the Clarks, had arrived from Scotland.
Ernie loved to sing and act in minstrel shows and Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. At 18, he was spotted by scouts from a New York company who invited him to move to the United States to become a professional actor. His father's stern disapproval made him decline the offer. Instead, he opened a store in Strathroy, selling pianos and other musical instruments, and founded his own piano-manufacturing company in 1907, which flourished until the mid-1920s when the factory burned down.
Mamie also loved to sing and play the piano, and is said to have taught her four sons a new song every week before they were old enough to go to school. Donald sang in public, "right on key," at the age of 2, and then climbed on his proud mother's lap and went to sleep, according to a family memoir written by Mr. WRIGHT's sister, Mary Jean WRIGHT, an emeritus professor of psychology at University of Western Ontario.
Donald joined the church choir before he could read, having been taught the words of the processional and recessional hymns by his mother, and had taught himself to play the trumpet by the time he was 10.
His father Ernie organized garden parties to promote his pianos and to showcase his sons and himself as entertainers. They were so good that the family was hired to tour the garden-party circuit, offering one-hour concerts in 20-minute segments. Donald was also studying the cello with Howard GORDON, who had once played with the Edinburgh Symphony. At 14, Donald won the gold medal in a nationwide competition held at Massey Hall in Toronto. The same year, he and his three brothers put together a five-piece dance band (with Donald on the trumpet) and landed a gig playing for open-air dancing at nearby Brights Grove.
Young Donald was an exemplary student, but he did have some foibles. A sleepwalker, he got up one night, left the house and walked across the street to a neighbour's house -- unconsciously. He also couldn't stand the ticking of an alarm clock, and would scream "stop the clock" in the middle of the night until somebody found the offending instrument and buried it in the laundry hamper in the bathroom. In high school, he excelled in track and field, winning the regional track championships in 1928 and 1929. And he scored high marks academically until his fifth year of high school, when he and a friend made a pact to do absolutely no work, failed all their exams and had to repeat the year. Waking up, at least figuratively, Mr. WRIGHT realized that if he wanted to study honours classics at university, he needed Greek, so he mastered the four-year Greek curriculum with a tutor and earned an entrance scholarship to University of Western Ontario in 1929.
He kept his scholarship through four years of undergraduate work, graduating in 1933 with the Ferguson Trophy. As an athlete, he reigned supreme in the hurdles and set a broad-jump record that stood for more than 40 years. Meanwhile, he was hyperactive musically, leading the university orchestra, starting the marching band and arranging all the music, and serving as musical director for The Wright Brothers Orchestra.
At its peak, the dance band had nine players, travelled in its own van and played summer resorts in Port Elgin and then in Hamilton. Real life intruded in 1934, when Ernest, the second brother, was called to the bar and was told by a senior barrister in his firm that it was not on for a lawyer to play in a dance band. By then, Donald WRIGHT had graduated from the Ontario College of Education and had accepted a teaching job beginning that September at Sir Adam Beck Collegiate in London. His employers also looked askance at his musical sideline. Besides, during the Depression, it was frowned upon to hold more than one paying job.
He met Lillian MEIGHEN, his future wife, in the summer of 1930 at the old Embassy night club in Toronto. Mr. WRIGHT and his brothers were playing, she was there dancing with Friends. As Mr. WRIGHT's sister tells the story, Ms. MEIGHEN fell in love with the trumpet player and persuaded her brother Max, a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity (as were three of the WRIGHT brothers,) to bring his "fraternal" brother home so she could meet him.
They were married five years later, after a thorough vetting by her father, who took his daughter on a long trip to Australia to separate the lovers and withheld his consent for the nuptials until Mr. WRIGHT had taught for a year and saved $1,000. The couple lived in London, where their three children were born, until they moved to Toronto in 1956, buying a large house on Chestnut Park Road where Mr. WRIGHT continued to live after his wife died of Alzheimer's disease in 1993.
As a schoolteacher, Mr. WRIGHT was hired to instruct students in classics and history and to promote music in the school. The challenge was to encourage children not only to sing, but to do it with enthusiasm and in harmony. Mr. WRIGHT put his innovative ideas into a series of manuals outlining his techniques for arranging music for the changing voice, and eventually gave copies to every high school in Ontario, at his own cost. He also organized and conducted a school orchestra and a glee club at Sir Adam Beck, all of which led to an invitation in 1940 to become director of music for all London schools, a position he held until 1946.
Mr. WRIGHT tried to enlist when the Second World War erupted, but instead of being sent overseas he was commanded to put on shows to entertain the troops at their training centres. For the next six years, in addition to his "day" job, he and his army of volunteers mounted three shows a week, never putting on the same program twice in the same place, with Mr. WRIGHT planning the performances, writing the music and conducting the musicians.
When the war ended, he gave up teaching and became manager of radio station CFPL in London, where he hugely improved the ratings and developed a staff orchestra and choir known as the Don Wright Chorus. In 1950, he went out on his own, founding Don Wright Productions. His chorus was soon being heard on major radio networks here and in the United States, and he expanded his interest in music education by publishing Youthful Voices and other manuals, and giving workshops in many cities on both sides of the border.
He moved into television big time in the 1950s, writing jingles for commercials, founding the Don Wright Singers, serving as musical director for The Denny Vaughn Show, Cliff McKay's Holiday Ranch and The Wayne and Shuster Show, and composing the music for several documentary films including A Day to Remember and The Unknown Country. All this creative and frenetic activity came to a halt in December, 1961, when he suffered a heart attack that forced him to convalesce for three months and then to ease his workload -- somewhat.
When the Queen came to Canada in centennial year, Mr. WRIGHT composed, produced and conducted a medley of songs entitled Proudly We Praise, highlighting each province and territory, for the two-day celebrations on Parliament Hill on June 30 and July 1. He was congratulated by the Queen and given the Centennial Medal.
His last major publication was a 20-volume thesaurus entitled Fifty Years of Music with Don Wright. He donated copies to teachers' colleges and universities across Canada.
Donald John Alexander WRIGHT was born in Strathroy, Ontario, on September 6, 1908. He died at home in Toronto on June 27, after a brief illness. He was 97. Predeceased by his wife Lillian and his son Patrick, he is survived by his children Timothy and Priscilla, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, his sister Mary Jean and his extended family. His life will be celebrated at Saint_James Cathedral in Toronto on Thursday at 11 a.m.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-08 published
Bill HOPPER, Oilman (1933-2006)
Executive had the top job at Petro-Canada for 17 years and helped build the former Crown corporation into a major company, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S11
A government bureaucrat and oil-industry consultant, Bill HOPPER was the first head of Petro-Canada, the Crown corporation established by Pierre TRUDEAU in the aftermath of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries crisis in the early 1970s.
"He was a very knowledgeable and dynamic entrepreneur and we hit it [off] very well right away," said Marc LALONDE, who was appointed minister of energy, mines and resources in 1980 by Mr. TRUDEAU.
Saying that Mr. HOPPER, who was already ensconced at Petro-Canada when Mr. Lalonde became his political boss, was "absolutely" the right man for that time, Mr. LALONDE noted that he brought a wealth of experience in the oil and gas industry. "He was not your traditional bureaucrat. He knew these people [oil-industry executives] inside out, he spoke their language and he was as aggressive as any of them," he said. "He had very strong views about everything…. I was probably as much as a son of a bitch as he was."
Mr. LALONDE believes that Petro-Canada would not have grown the way it did if Mr. HOPPER had not been at the helm. "A more sedate, easygoing guy would have made Petro-Canada vegetate," he said. "He was a key player in the notion of getting an integrated oil company, from drilling to selling gas at the corner store. That's how we first acquired Petrofina as an entry into the field."
A politician of an entirely different stripe, Calgarian Harvie Andre, a former Progressive Conservative cabinet minister, said Mr. HOPPER "became the target for a lot of the animosity toward Petro-Canada and what it represented to the oil industry, but he didn't create Petro-Canada. Mr. TRUDEAU and Mr. LALONDE did."
Mr. HOPPER's son Christopher had yet another perspective. "My dad had an incredible sense of humour, a way with people that put them automatically at ease. He had a wonderfully sharp mind, loved to have great discussions on public policy, family business and was just a joy to be around," he said in Ottawa yesterday.
According to a HOPPER family story, which journalist Peter Foster relates in his 1992 book Self-Serve: How Petro-Canada Pumped Canadians Dry, Wilbert (Bill) HOPPER was almost born in Ithaca, New York rather than in Ottawa. His parents were living there while his father, Wilbert Clayton HOPPER, was studying for a doctorate in economics at Cornell. Apparently, Mrs. HOPPER (née Eva HILL) borrowed the family car (a converted 12-cylinder hearse) in the very late stages of pregnancy and drove herself back to Ottawa, where she delivered her son.
After finishing his PhD, Doctor HOPPER was hired by the Canadian Department of Agriculture and moved his family back to Ottawa. Young Bill went to Rockcliffe Park Public School and Lisgar Collegiate in Ottawa. When his father was appointed agricultural counsellor to the Canadian high commission in Canberra, Bill shifted first to the Scots College, a boarding school in Sydney, and then to Wellington College in New Zealand. After high school, he returned to North America to study geology at the American University in Washington, graduating with a bachelor of science degree in He began working for Imperial Oil as a geologist, but soon went back to school, earning an M.B.A. from the University of Western Ontario in 1959. By then, he had married Patricia (née WALKER.) They eventually had two sons, Sean Wilbert and Christopher Mark.
That year, the HOPPERs moved to Calgary, where he worked as a petroleum economist with Foster Associates for two years before taking a position as an energy economist with the National Energy Board in Ottawa from 1961 to 1964. He went back to private industry, working as a senior petroleum consultant for Arthur Little in Cambridge, Massachusetts., for the next three years. Mr. HOPPER "revelled in the globe-trotting, frayed-passport life of the international petroleum consultant, living out of a suitcase, dispensing advice to companies and governments in West and North Africa, Europe and all over South America and Southeast Asia," Mr. Foster wrote in Self-Serve.
Nevertheless, Mr. HOPPER moved back to Ottawa and the public service, working as an assistant deputy minister in the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources in 1973, just in time for the oil crisis that began that October.
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, a cartel that includes Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, unilaterally raised its oil prices and dramatically cut back on the amount of oil it was willing to supply to nations that had supported Israel in the Yom Kippur War against Syria and Egypt. The sudden increase in oil prices led to stagflation, a combination of high inflation (edging 11 per cent in 1975) and high unemployment (which reached 7 per cent in 1975) in Canada.
Even before the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries crisis, Canada was in a quandary about oil and gas exploration. There was a bitter dispute about taxes, revenues and exploration subsidies between Mr. TRUDEAU's Liberal government on one side, and the industry and Alberta premier Peter Lougheed's Conservative government on the other. In 1970, Mr. TRUDEAU had asked Jack Austin, then deputy minister at Energy, Mines and Resources, to prepare a major study of the situation, including the possibility of creating a publicly owned oil company.
One of Mr. HOPPER's tasks when he arrived at Energy, Mines and Resources three years later was to work on this study. Mr. Andre, who was first elected to the House of Commons to represent a Calgary riding in 1972, remembers being impressed when he watched Mr. HOPPER present the oil study to a Commons committee.
"He seemed like a reasonably knowledgeable guy about the industry and the things that they were talking about in that policy were actually not bad," said Mr. Andre. The energy policy was to "ensure that there were markets for Canadian oil and gas" and measures "to stimulate the exploration industry." Then came the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries crisis, and everything changed. "And off we went on this wild excursion," said Mr. Andre.
The energy policy was shelved, controls were clamped on oil and gas prices, the Alberta industry went into a deep depression and Petro-Canada was founded in 1975 as a Crown corporation to provide "a window in the industry," with Maurice Strong as inaugural chair of the board. He hired Mr. HOPPER as chief executive officer. "Mr. Strong was not an operational guy," said Mr. Andre.
The situation in Calgary was tough, said Mr. Andre, because Mr. Strong and Mr. HOPPER represented "everything that was bad from the perspective of the oil and gas industry." Mr. HOPPER never moved to Calgary, arguing that one of his sons was in a special school in Ottawa and he didn't want to disrupt his family. Consequently, he never became part of the local community. Instead, he commuted to the heart of the oil industry from the seat of government on a private company jet every week. Then Petro-Canada erected a lavish building faced with red granite, imported from Finland, that dominated the Calgary skyline.
During Mr. HOPPER's tenure, Petro-Canada changed from a "window on the oil industry" and a resource-based company to an acquisitions-hungry monolith that also became a refinery- and retail-based company, buying Pacific Petroleums Ltd., Petrofina Canada Inc. and the network of Gulf Canada service stations, among other purchases. Mr. HOPPER eventually became a director of the corporation and chairman of the board as well as Chief Executive Officer of the company.
"The empire grew, but it didn't become profitable," said Mr. Andre, adding that "it couldn't have done it without the largesse of the federal government."
The upside of being a Crown corporation is that you have almost unlimited resources, so there is almost no possibility of bankruptcy. The downside is that you are accountable to the Canadian taxpayers and the political will of the government of the day.
Even after Brian Mulroney became prime minister, wining a landslide victory in 1984, Mr. HOPPER was still able to persuade the Conservatives to purchase the downstream assets of Gulf Oil from the Reichmann family. But, in the late 1980s, there was a concerted push to get the government out of the business of pumping gasoline.
Mr. HOPPER wasn't opposed to privatization, but he was not the right person to do it, in Mr. Andre's opinion, because "you were asking him to undo everything that he had done." The company began selling shares to the public in July of 1991. But Petro-Canada remained 70 per cent owned by the federal government during Mr. HOPPER's tenure.
By the early 1990s, the board had many experienced financial and oil-industry directors, several of whom were less supportive of Mr. HOPPER's managerial style. Rumours started circulating that Mr. HOPPER was an autocratic boss. Added to these problems, the company posted a $143-million loss in 1991. The next year, the results were dramatically better, showing a profit of $109-million, but the board had lost confidence in Mr. HOPPER, feeling, among other complaints, that he didn't work hard enough.
At a board meeting in January of 1993, Mr. HOPPER was fired. James Stanford, who had been named president of Petro-Canada in April of 1990, succeeded him as Chief Executive Officer.
After leaving Petro-Canada, Mr. HOPPER returned to Ottawa. "It didn't come out of the blue," he told a Globe and Mail reporter who asked him about his ouster. "I feel terrific. I'm 60 years old, I've been in this for a long time. For 17 years I've commuted, much to the dismay of Calgarians," he said. "I'm not unhappy about all this."
The exact details of his severance package were not clear, but, based on his more than $400,000 annual salary, it was speculated at the time that he received more than $1.2-million.
After that, Mr. HOPPER, the man who had been such a large and often contentious figure in the oil industry, kept a low profile, although his name was linked with business interests connected to his old friend, Mr. Strong. "He's been doing some board work as well as being a great father and grandfather," his younger son, Christopher, said yesterday.
Mr. HOPPER, who had always enjoyed an expansive lifestyle, had suffered from heart disease in recent years. He had valve surgery and suffered from heart-rhythm problems, but these had been corrected, according to his younger son.
Last Friday, Mr. HOPPER suffered a fall and broke one of his shoulders. On Monday, he underwent shoulder-replacement surgery, then suffered what appeared to be a heart attack or stroke.
Wilbert (Bill) HOPPER was born in Ottawa on March 14, 1933. He died at Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa on Monday of complications following surgery. He was 73. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, two sons and five grandchildren.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-10 published
Anita JARVIS, Biochemist And Dermatologist (1929-2006)
As a teenager, she escaped the Communist regime in Hungary and came to Canada as an indentured servant, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S13
A brilliant student who fled Hungary during the Communist regime in a pair of high-heeled shoes and came to Canada as an indentured servant, Anita JARVIS was a biochemist and a medical researcher before becoming a leading dermatologist in Toronto.
"There are people who are naturally larger than life and she was one of them," said her younger brother, Ivan FELLEGI, a former refugee and now chief statistician of Canada. "She saved my life many times and she saved my daughter's life," he said.
In 1963, Doctor FELLEGI's infant daughter had had diarrhea for six weeks and was wasting away. She had celiac disease, a syndrome that was not well known or understood 40 years ago. It was Doctor JARVIS who deduced that the baby had a gluten intolerance. "She was always so well read about aspects of medicine she didn't even practise," he said.
A devoted and inspiring mother to her own children, Doctor JARVIS also embraced more than half a dozen young women as "adopted" daughters, inviting them to use her house as a second home, offering them advice on all aspects of their lives, encouraging them to further their educations and, with her husband's help, often supplying funds for tuition and other necessities.
Tall, elegant and slim, her blond hair always perfectly coiffed, she never left the house without her pearl necklace and earrings, whether she was setting out for a power walk in the morning or a performance of the opera or theatre in the evening.
Anita Agnes FELLEGI was grew up in Szeged, Hungary, the elder of two children of Andrew and Barbara FELLEGI. Her father owned a stone-finishing factory that made monuments, tombstones and building facades; her mother was the daughter of a wealthy landowning family, although most of the family estates had been lost in the peace settlements after the First World War. Anita and Ivan were raised with governesses and servants and spent summers on the River Tisza, swimming and boating.
Anita grew up speaking German and English, as well as Hungarian, and later learned French. Always in awe of his brilliant older sister, Doctor FELLEGI remembers how she told him, when she was 17 and he was 11, that if he didn't want to be a "street bum" he should put away adventure stories and start reading the classics. She suggested he start with The Royal Game, a short novel by Stefan Zweig, which remains "one of the most beautiful books I have ever read," he said. "I was hooked on classical literature from then on, so if I am an intellectual these days, I can thank my sister for it."
The FELLEGIs survived the Red Army's invasion of Hungary at the end of the Second World War and prospered, after a fashion, during the pseudo-democratic regime the Soviets allowed from 1945 to 1947, before the Stalinist crackdown. Anita, who was studying chemistry at the University of Budapest, couldn't tolerate the official lies and hypocrisy and talked to her parents about fleeing to Austria. Her father was unwilling to leave his aged mother, and her mother was unable to leave her husband, so Anita, 19, made her own plans to leave in February, 1949, telling nobody except Ivan, who was then 13.
She and a male friend pretended to be betrothed lovers so that they could visit his family, who lived in the restricted border region adjacent to Austria. She left home decked out in jewellery, high-heeled shoes, three pairs of stockings, and carrying her best clothes in two suitcases -- as though determined to impress her future in-laws. She met her little brother to say goodbye and gave him her jewellery to take back home. Her friend then escorted her across the heavily guarded border. To this day, her brother wishes he had persuaded his sister to keep the jewels so that she could have sold them in Austria to support herself.
She made her way to Vienna and then to Innsbruck, where she was awarded some scholarships based on her sterling academic transcripts from Budapest. Her father also managed to send her some money via a courier. Two years later, she applied to immigrate to Canada, which, in 1951, meant pledging to serve as a domestic servant for two years.
In Montreal, her ability to speak four languages immediately attracted the attention of Gaspard Fauteux (who had been appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec in October, 1950) and his wife Marguerite (who was suddenly chatelaine of a large household in Quebec City). The Fauteuxs quickly learned that their new maid knew nothing about cooking, cleaning, laundry or housekeeping.
One of her first tasks was to iron Mr. Fauteux's white dress trousers so he could wear them to his inaugural ball. She scorched the seat and, following the enterprising suggestion of her employer's children (who were already fond of the new maid), camouflaged the burn marks with chalk. Of course, the chalk wore off and Mr. Fauteux unwittingly walked around for much of the evening with a big brown mark on the back of his pants.
All was forgiven. In fact, after about six weeks as a maid, the family, recognizing her intelligence, used its influence to release her from her indentureship. She found a job as a lab technician at a pharmaceutical company while continuing to study for her degree at night at Sir George Williams University (now Concordia). At a night class in German literature, she met her future husband, Gregory JARVIS. (The son of a Russian father and a German mother, he was born Gregorij YAKIROV in Berlin in 1921, was sent to England just before the Second World War and was subsequently evacuated to Canada.) The professor, recognizing their proficiency, excused them both from classes, and Gregory invited her to have a cup of coffee with him. They talked for the next five hours. "We couldn't get enough of each other. I knew that night that this was the woman of my life," he said. They were married in 1952. Neither the bride nor the groom had any family in Canada. The witnesses: were poet Irving Layton, their neighbour in Côte St.…Luc, and forensic pathologist Fred Jaffe.
Their daughter Ingrid was born in 1954, as Mrs. JARVIS was completing her undergraduate degree in chemistry. The family moved to Ottawa that September so that Mr. JARVIS, who by then had an engineering degree, could study medicine at the University of Ottawa. Her husband used to tell her jokingly that half of his M.D. belonged to her because he relied on her biochemistry notes, which were so much more concise and precise than his own.
Meanwhile, Anita enrolled in a PhD program in biochemistry, but switched to medicine in 1955, graduating summa cum laude in 1959, three weeks after her second daughter Arianna (now a psychologist practising in Vancouver) was born. Doctor JARVIS's brother Ivan came to Canada as a refugee after the Hungarian Revolution in 1956 and her parents managed to escape in 1959.
After Doctor JARVIS finished her internship, she and her husband moved to Toronto in 1960, with no money and two kids, so that he could do a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Toronto. This being the era of heavy nuclear testing, she immediately found a research job in the Department of Physiological Hygiene, working on the health impacts of radioactive fallout in mother's milk, air quality and soil. She also began working toward a PhD in radiation chemistry (combining her background in biochemistry and her new interest in radiation).
Dr. JARVIS published nearly 20 referred papers in academic journals, but encountered serious problems with her academic supervisor. He was treating her as an unpaid assistant, expecting her to write his lectures, presenting her research as his own and claiming her grant money, according to Doctor JARVIS's husband.
The situation became so intolerable that she left research and qualified as a dermatologist. She practised this new profession for the next 30 years, eventually inviting Doctor Peter HACKER, a Hungarian dermatologist she had met in Ottawa, to join her and, latterly, her older daughter Ingrid, who qualified as a dermatologist in 1983.
"She was an inspiring role model," her daughter said, joking that she got medicine along with mother's milk. As a teenager, she would go to her mother's medical office after school to do her homework -- and to have help with chemistry, math and physics. "She made everything fun."
While working with one's mother always presents "control issues," Dr. JARVIS says she found it easy, and an excellent learning experience. "She was a very good surgeon and I would pick up tips from her, because what makes you a good dermatologist is practice."
For the past three decades, Doctor JARVIS suffered from migraines on an almost daily basis. They varied in severity from bearable to "killer," as she described the worst ones. Her brother thinks her headaches may have been the beginning of a process that precipitated a seizure that caused her to fall into a coma on January 17, 2005. There has never been a definite diagnosis, although Doctor JARVIS's husband says one neurologist labelled his wife's condition as Hashimoto's encephalopathy, a rare brain disorder first described in 1966, ironically by a Doctor Brain.
Twice over the next 18 months, she emerged slightly from the coma, before she finally succumbed to pneumonia. "Rationally, I knew she would not recover after being in a coma for one year," said her brother, the statistician, "but while she was still alive there was always hope for a miracle."
Anita Agnes Fellegi JARVIS was born in Szeged, Hungary, on May 20, 1929. She died in Toronto on June 25 of pneumonia after a long illness. She was 77. She is survived by her husband, Doctor Gregory JARVIS, her daughters Ingrid and Arianna, two grand_sons and her brother Ivan FELLEGI and his family.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-15 published
MARTIN, Marie
Peacefully at True Davidson Acres on Thursday, July 13, 2006 in her 91st year. Wife of the late Doctor Edgar J. MARTIN and sister of Maude STAPLEY. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. Private arrangements.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-17 published
BRUSHEY, Margaret "Peggy" Elizabeth (née McGIBBON)
Peggy died peacefully surrounded by her family at home in Powassan on July 16, 2006, at the age of 88 years. Peggy was the beloved wife for 65 years of Joseph and loving mother of John (Julie) of Huntsville, Peter (Sheri) of Powassan, Rev. Jane (Geoffrey MARTIN) of Mississauga, Marilyn (David STONE) of Charlotte, North Carolina, Jim (Susan) of Mississauga, and Stephen (Peggy) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dearly loved by 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was the dear sister of Lois CARTWRIGHT of Richmond, British Columbia, Catherine MICK (Paul, d.) of Victoria, British Columbia, Joan SPINDLER (Henry) of Calgary, and Carol Anne EDWARDS (MAC) of Williamstown. Predeceased by her parents Stella (McADAM) and John McGIBBON, and her brother Robert. The family will receive visitors at Paul Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with an Eastern Star service at 7: 00 p.m. and a United Church Women Tribute at 8:45 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the Powassan United Church on Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Powassan Union Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Powassan United Church or the charity of your choice. For more information, to make a donation, or request a Memory Card, please call the Paul Funeral Home, Powassan, 705-724-2024.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-21 published
RUTLEDGE, Megan (née BLACKFORD) A.R.C.T.
The family is saddened to announce the sudden passing of Megan RUTLEDGE at the North York General Hospital on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 in her 85th year. Loving sister of Gwladys MARTIN of Toronto, Dorothy NICODEMO of Battleford, Saskatchewan and the late Janet PARK. Dear sister-in-law of William NICODEMO and Donald PARK, and the late James MARTIN. Special aunt of Bruce MARTIN, Carolyn PIITZ, Sandra PARK, Trevor PARK, Diane Knox, Terry PARK, Paul NICODEMO and their families. Megan was a voice teacher and examiner with the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto for 33 years, the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto and soprano soloist with Deer Park United Church for 21 years. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, July 23. The funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, July 24 at 11: 00 a.m. with a reception to follow in the Leaside Room of the funeral home. Interment at Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto. If desired, donations may be made to Deer Park United Church or the charity of your choice.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-13 published
MARTIN, Paul Joseph James, 1992 -- Died This Day
Politician and statesman born on June 23, 1903, at Ottawa
Brought up in the Ottawa Valley town of Pembroke, he went to high school in Gatineau, Quebec, and later attended the University of Toronto. After being called to the bar, he opened a law practice in Windsor, Ontario, and developed a vigorous interest in politics. In 1935, he was elected to the House of Commons, and in 1945, he entered cabinet as secretary of state. A year later, as minister of national health and welfare, he forced prime minister Louis SSAINTURENT to accept national health insurance. In 1963, he was appointed secretary of state for external affairs.
Over the years, he made three failed attempts to lead the Liberal Party, giving up the quest in 1968, when he lost to Pierre Trudeau. From 1968 to 1974, he served as government leader in the Senate, followed by four years as High Commissioner to Britain.
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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-14 published
WILKES, Suzanne (née FRAWLEY)
Died on Wednesday September 13, 2006 at the General and Marine Hospital in Collingwood. Wife of Doctor James WILKES. Mother of Penny (Stephen) MARTIN, Douglas (Lois) HOGARTH, Wendy HOGARTH (Murray JOHNSTON), Judy (Duane) DURHAM, John WILKES and Jennifer (Peter) COLLERAN. Sister of Margaret (Gary) FIELDING. Grandmother of; Andrew, Geoffrey, Brian, Jack, Robin, North, Slater, Rogan, Quinn, Matthew, Timothy, Elizabeth and Rhiannon. Predeceased by grand_son Gerad and parents Gordon and Penelope FRAWLEY. Visitation will take place on Friday September 15, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 in the family residence at Osler Bluff in Collingwood. A Funeral service will be held on Saturday September 16, 2006 at 2 p.m. at All Saints' Anglican Church, 32 Elgin Street in Collingwood. Cremation to follow at Saint_James Cemetery, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (www.pwrdf.org). Friends may leave comments for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-03 published
WOOD, Thomas Ericson, M.Sc., M.D., F.R.C.P.C. (1934-2006)
Died September 30th, London, Ontario of acute myelogenous leukemia. Tom was born in Chatham, Ontario, and graduated from the University of Western Ontario, Meds '61. He interned at Saint_Joseph's Hospital in London, Boston City Hospital, and the Royal Victoria Hospital, and the Royal Edward Hospital, both in Montreal. He practised respirology and taught at Saint_Joseph's Hospital and the University of Western Ontario since 1968. Retiring from Saint_Joseph's Hospital staff in 2002 he entered private practice in 2003 and continued working until his illness was diagnosed in August 2006. Tom is survived by his wife of forty-five years, the Reverend Mary McDowell WOOD of Shawville, Quebec, and their five children, Judith (Sigurd EIDSMO) of Denmark, Jane (Blair CRAWFORD) of Ottawa, Sarah (Rob BALLANTYNE) of Toronto, Pete of Hubbards, Nova Scotia, and James (Christine THORPE) of Toronto. Grandchildren are Julia, Thor and Jarl EIDSMO, Annie and Liz CRAWFORD, and Mark, Ben and Sam BALLANTYNE. Tom is also survived by his sister, Mrs. Ida Jean "Terry" (David MARTIN) of Ottawa. Tom returned to university recently and received his Honours B.A. in Art History and Criticism (with distinction) from the University of Western Ontario. Tom lived life to the fullest, and he lived it in style. Some of his essays have appeared in the Globe and Mail. He traveled widely, including extensive walking tours in Europe. He supported the arts and he cherished Friendship. Tom was an entirely generous and adoring husband; he was a father who delighted in, admired and respected each of his children; and he was a faithful brother. He was a fair and gracious colleague, and a kind and astute doctor who practiced and taught the art of medicine. He was a perceptive and eloquent teacher. In all things, Tom was "A good and faithful servant to his life's end". Our family feels a profound gratitude for the superb care Tom received in Oncology and Palliative Care at Victoria Hospital from Doctor Jo-Anne HAMMOND, her Resident Doctor Yishai WISE, the support staff, and the wonderful nurses for their infinite kindness to us. Friends may call on Thursday, October 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James Street at Richmond, London. The funeral service will be conducted at Saint_James Westminster Church, 115 Askin Street, London, on Friday, October 6 at 11: 00 a.m. Memorial donations may be made in the name of Doctor Tom WOOD to the Saint_Joseph's Health Care Foundation, 268 Grosvenor Street, London, Ontario N6A 4V2. (www.HarrisFuneralHome.ca)

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-11 published
Ian SCOTT, Lawyer And Politician: (1934-2006)
An Ontario politician with the air of a statesman, he was the social conscience of David Peterson's Liberal cabinet, writes Sandra MARTIN. In 1994, he suffered a devastating stroke that left him paralyzed but unbowed
By Sandra MARTIN with files by the late Donn DOWNEY, Page S9
Lawyer, civil-rights advocate and politician, Ian SCOTT had a silver tongue, a prodigious brain and an encompassing empathy. He also faced enormous hardships: His partner died of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and, six months later, he suffered a devastating stroke that robbed him of mobility and his ability to speak. He refused to accept his infirmity and spent the next dozen years retraining his wayward speaking skills with the same determination that he had exerted pleading cases before the court or arguing public policy around the cabinet table or in the Ontario Legislature.
"He was one of the most eloquent speakers, and that was what made the stroke such a cruel twist of fate," said his old friend, Roy McMURTRY, Chief Justice of Ontario. "But he never gave up and he was an inspiration to all of us."
On the public front, he will be remembered as the Ontario attorney-general who, next to the premier himself, put the Liberal stamp on David PETERSON's government between 1985 and 1990, the years when the party spectacularly won, then lost, the reins of power in Ontario. At the time, it was difficult to find an important provincial initiative that did not carry the odour of Mr. SCOTT's all-too frequent cigarettes.
Ian SCOTT was the social conscience of the Liberal cabinet and emerged immediately as a cabinet leader when the Liberals took office with a minority government in 1985. Long before his election as a Liberal, he had had ties with the New Democratic Party, and he combined this with his powers of persuasion to negotiate a deal with the New Democrats that formally ended 43 years of Tory rule in Ontario.
Mr. SCOTT, Mr. PETERSON, Robert Nixon (treasurer) and Sean Conway (education minister) became known as the four horsemen of what started out to be a reform government. He spearheaded the attack on doctors to end extra billing and was the government's counsel against the free-trade agreement. After a period of soul searching, he came out in favour of the Meech Lake constitutional deal, although he was among the first to warn of its weaknesses.
"He was a colossus of provincial politics," said Mr. PETERSON. "He had an intellectual cachet and wit, an advocacy that was second to none, a capacity for very hard work, and he was cunning. He knew how to get what he wanted."
Mr. SCOTT was a superb counsel, one of the best of his generation, said Judge McMURTRY. "He had a marvellous career as a lawyer and contributed greatly politically." Commenting on Mr. SCOTT's accomplishments as attorney- general, Mr. McMURTRY mentioned the merger of county, district and high courts, the process for appointing provincial court judges and his respect for individual and human rights.
During his tenure as attorney-general, Mr. SCOTT "utterly transformed Ontario's justice system, and played an indispensable role in constitutional talks, and otherwise, in the life of his government," current Attorney-General Michael Bryant said in a statement yesterday. "He introduced Ontario's first Freedom of Information Act, brought in North America's first pay equity legislation and created an independent panel to recommend judicial appointments to ensure only the most qualified candidates were appointed to the bench. Mr. SCOTT also amended the Ontario Human Rights Code to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation."
George Smitherman, Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, had a more personal observation. "I loved Ian SCOTT. As a politically active gay man coming out in the mid-'80s, he was an inspiration to me. I'll miss being his member of provincial parliament, and I am resigned to never quite filling his shoes. I have lost a friend and it makes me profoundly sad."
Ian Gilmour SCOTT came from a distinguished Irish Catholic family of lawyers and politicians, including Sir Richard SCOTT, a proponent of separate school legislation, a speaker of the Legislative Assembly in Ontario and a cabinet minister in the governments of Edward Blake and Alexander Mackenzie and an influential senator during the Manitoba school debate in the 1890s. The eldest of six children of Ottawa lawyer Cuthbert SCOTT and his wife, Audrey (née GILMOUR,) Mr. SCOTT was born in the middle of the Depression. He went to Holy Cross convent, then Ashbury College.
His younger sister, Martha SCOTT, a fundraising consultant for the private sector, says he always knew he was gay. He never came out to his parents, but she says they probably suspected his sexual orientation. "They adored him, unreservedly," she said yesterday. Nevertheless, Mr. SCOTT admitted in a 1997 interview with Steve Paikin on TVOntario that his homosexuality had forced him to "compartmentalize" his personal and professional lives.
A gifted student, Mr. SCOTT entered Saint Michael's College at the University of Toronto at 17 and graduated with an honours degree in 1955. It was at university, probably in 1951, that he met Roy McMURTRY. "We spent the summer of 1955 working in Quebec City and living with two francophone families, hoping to master the French language," Judge McMURTRY recalled yesterday. "I don't know if either of us achieved our goal, but I think we developed a sensitivity and respect for the cultural and linguistic aspirations of our Québécois Friends, which influenced our future political careers." (In 1975, Roy McMURTRY, as attorney-general, committed Ontario to a bilingual court system; a decade later, Mr. SCOTT "tied up the loose ends" to complete the process.)
Mr. SCOTT graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1959, then articled with William HOWLAND, who was later appointed chief justice of Ontario. A labour lawyer, he formed his own law firm, Cameron, Brewin and Scott, in Toronto and was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1973. He also taught law at Queen's University (where he earned a masters of law degree), McGill University, the Law Society of Upper Canada and the U of T.
Bob Rae, who followed Mr. PETERSON as premier of Ontario, was Mr. SCOTT's student in a public-sector labour-relations course at the University of Toronto in 1976. "He was funny and engaging as a teacher," Mr. Rae said. "Then I knew him a little bit as a colleague, because we were both labour lawyers and he supported me financially when I ran federally in 1978."
Despite not being with a long-established Bay Street firm, Mr. SCOTT assembled an impressive list of clients, including the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. He was also the counsel for several high-profile public inquiries, acting for the Hospital for Sick Children during the Grange inquiry and counsel to the Commission of Inquiry into Certain Disturbances at Kingston Penitentiary, the Attorney-General's Task Force on Legal Aid and the royal commission into development of the Mackenzie Valley.
In 1981, he ran for the provincial Liberals against Margaret Scrivener in the riding of St. David, losing by just over 1,000 votes. He ran again in 1985 in a marquee contest against Julian Porter, a libel lawyer, chairman of the Toronto Transit Commission and scion of a prominent legal and political family in Ontario. This time, Mr. SCOTT won, the first Liberal to be elected in St. David in almost 50 years.
Mr. PETERSON, who had won the election with only 37.9 per cent of the vote, forged an alliance with Mr. Rae's New Democrats (which had received 23.8 per cent) to form what was called the Accord government. Mr. SCOTT served as attorney-general (succeeding Roy McMURTRY, who had held the post from 1975 to 1985 during William Davis's tenure as Conservative premier) until the Liberals were defeated by the New Democratic Party in 1990.
"He had consummate confidence in his own skills and abilities to persuade people to do what he wanted them to do, only because he was one of the greatest lawyers in the country," said Mr. PETERSON. "He could talk you into anything." He also liked the tension of public life, according to Mr. PETERSON, and he was steeped in a tradition of public service.
"To run a government," Mr. PETERSON said, "you need three guys a premier, a treasurer and an attorney-general." Mr. SCOTT, he said, "had an awful lot of influence" because of "his ability to speak, his advocacy, his passion, his Friendship with me." He "had his nose into every corner of that government because he was passionately interested in the policy issues and he was up to speed and he made contributions. He was a key guy at the cabinet table. People didn't trifle with him."
Sunday shopping, freedom of information, welfare changes and auto insurance all passed before Mr. SCOTT's tortoise-shell bifocals. Many New Democratic Party reforms, including changes to the court system, family law, native government and employment equity, were initiated under Mr. SCOTT's tenure as attorney-general. His portfolio also included responsibility for native affairs and women's issues, but he kept abreast of laws being drafted in all ministries, arguing that the province's chief law officer had to know the legal ramifications of any particular piece of legislation. One of his roles was to argue successfully before the Supreme Court in favour of protecting separate schools, in much the same way that his ancestor, Sir Richard, had done in the 19th century.
"He was a wonderful colleague, he was interested in everything, he was into everything," said Mr. Conway, a former cabinet colleague. "He was an outstanding attorney-general because he was an outstanding lawyer. He had a unique combination of sparkling intelligence and a wonderful curiosity."
Mr. SCOTT held on to his seat in the 1990 provincial election, but he didn't relish the opposition benches. He resigned in September of 1992 and returned to practising law at Gowling, Strathy and Henderson. Martha, his sister, said "he went into politics with an agenda, including law reform, and when he had accomplished that, he got out."
A confirmed smoker who had tried to kick the habit many times, he finally succeeded by wearing a nicotine patch. His partner, Kim YAKABUSKI, died of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome in 1993. In 1994, Mr. SCOTT suffered a devastating stroke that left him paralyzed on his right side and suffering from severe aphasia. The medical experts thought he would end up in an institution, but "he wasn't interested in that life," said his sister.
He insisted on going home, persuaded his cleaning woman to come every day to get him dressed, and worked doggedly with speech therapist Bonnie BERESKIN, who not only taught him how to speak again but trained a key group of his legal colleagues and cronies (including Stephen Goudge, Ian Rolland and Chris Paliare) to work with him every day on his speaking skills. He recovered about 20 per cent of his speech and expanded his communication skills to include facial expressions, hisses, nods and telling looks.
"Here was a guy who had absolutely everything -- school was a snap and work was a snap," said Martha SCOTT. " You don't really imagine a person who has everything would have the resilience to deal with that kind off bad luck." Her brother, she said, was determined to reclaim as much of his life as possible. "I worked my ass off," he once said about his post-stroke recovery in a sentence remarkable for its length and its passion.
"Our Friendship grew after his stroke," Mr. Rae said. "He had a lot of guts and determination and he lived his live with panache right to the end. The greatest affliction that you can imagine for an advocate and an orator like Ian is losing the capacity of speech, but even then he had a way of communicating that was totally disarming. Occasionally, he would only be able to say yes or no, but he could take in everything and he used his eyebrows and his sense of humour [to communicate]."
Mr. SCOTT collaborated with Neil McCORMICK on a memoir, To Make A Difference, in 2001. He continued to have lunch with Friends in restaurants, using a scooter to get about town, and to attend the symphony. But, in the past couple of years, his health problems increased and he finally decided to let nature take its inevitable course.
Ian Gilmour SCOTT was born in Ottawa on July 13, 1934. He died in his sleep in Toronto yesterday after refusing treatment for a variety of illnesses, including cancer. He was 72. Predeceased by his partner, Kim YAKABUSKI, he leaves his five siblings and their families. The funeral will be held at Saint Michael's Cathedral in Toronto at 10: 30 a.m. on Friday.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-18 published
MARTIN, Ruth Marion (née ORMSBY)
Ruth died peacefully at home with her children at her side, on October 16, 2006 at the age of 81. Daughter of Helen M. MacDONELL and Gerald Y. ORMSBY. Predeceased by Douglas, her loving husband of 56 years. Survived by her children Ned and his wife Judy of Manitoulin Island, Sue and her husband David GARSKEY of Lindsay, Tom and his wife Margaret of Toronto and Mary and her partner Tim TOPPER of Whitehorse. Sister of Anthony J. ORMSBY of Kilrie, Scotland and Diana B. COHEN (Williams) of Micanopy, Florida. Ruth was a very supportive wife and strong character model for her children. She was a loving and devoted grandmother of Oona (Matthew FRENCH,) Janet (Scott and Rebecca CHALLENGER,) Jay, Adam, Matthew, Grace, April, Frank, Molly, Sophie and Helen, and was recently thrilled to be the great-grandmother of Everett FRENCH. Her grand-dogs Perdy and Iris will miss her ready supply of welcoming ginger-snaps. She was born in Toronto and educated at Miss Wyn Roberts' School, Brown Public School, Bishop Strachan School and Trinity College, Toronto. She proudly signed up for the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service, trained at HMCS Conestoga (Galt) and was posted to HMCS Stadacona (Halifax) until her discharge in 1945. Ruth was a supporter of Humewood House, the Church of the Messiah and, especially, the Toronto Branch of the Needlework Guild of Canada. She also greatly enjoyed the meetings of the Current Events Club. Ruth will be sadly missed by her family and network of Friends and cousins, especially those she grew up with during the summers of her youth in Nares Inlet, Georgian Bay, a place she loved and enjoyed all her life. Funeral service followed by a reception at the Church of the Messiah, 240 Avenue Road, Toronto on Friday, October 20, at 11: 00 a.m. Committal of ashes will be at the family cemetery, Saint_John's Cemetery on the Humber. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, 60 Murray Street, Box 13, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 3L9, or a charity of your choice.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-20 published
Lindalee TRACEY, Filmmaker And Writer (1957-2006)
Director with an uncanny ability to document her own life grew up poor. After becoming the central subject of Not a Love Story: a Film about Pornography, she began making her own films, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S9
A child of poverty, Lindalee TRACEY ran away from home as a young teenager, made a living as a stripper and exotic dancer in Montreal and forged an award-winning international career as a writer and documentary filmmaker. Multitalented and driven, almost as though she had a presentiment her time would be short, she had an uncanny ability to document her own life in print and in film. As a journalist, she had an innate talent to connect with people on a visceral level, a quality that made her work controversial and unforgettable.
When her young son, Liam, started asking questions about his dead grandfather, Ms. TRACEY decided to make a documentary about the father who had abandoned her as a baby. Abby, I hardly Knew Ya (1995) was a cinematic journey that took her through flop houses and long-term-care facilities, as she sought out her father's drinking buddies, and ended up in the cemetery beside his grave. Although she had intended to mouth conventional bromides about absent fathers while the cameras rolled, she found invective pouring out of her mouth in torrents of rage. Another filmmaker would have yelled cut, composed herself and started again. That might have been professional, but it wouldn't have been authentic and authentic was what Lindalee TRACEY was all about as a filmmaker, a writer and a person.
"She wanted people to read her work and to react to it. She had an incredible sense of adventure and a very clear idea in her own mind of right and wrong and what she should do to change things," says Lynn Cunningham, the magazine and book editor whom Ms. TRACEY credited with having "demanded the truth, however much I winced" as a writer.
"She had a great, raunchy, Rabelaisian sense of humour," says broadcaster Shelagh Rogers, host of Sounds Like Canada on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio. "And her laugh went on about two minutes longer than mine. And she was a vault. I told her things I told no one else. And those things went nowhere. She was everything you could want in a girlfriend. And her eyes were so beautiful. You just knew you were loved by looking into her eyes."
Those eyes were variously described as sparkling, alive and a mirror into her personality -- mischievous, determined, difficult and passionate. She was theatrical, a trait she used to advantage as a burlesque dancer, and irrepressibly interested in other people, especially the poor and disadvantaged. She would walk down the street and see a panhandler. Instead of passing by with her eyes averted or dropping a loonie from on high into a plastic cup, she would sit down on the curb and have a conversation and then, as likely as not, she would invite her new friend to join her for a meal at the nearest eatery.
Of Irish and Québécois ancestry, Lindalee TRACEY was the elder of two children of Abby TRACEY, an alcoholic who was in and out of jail, and Yolande TREMBLAY, a government clerk. Her father took off when she was a few months old, reappeared briefly and left again before her brother Paul was born a year later.
She grew up above a diner in the west end of Ottawa. "There were no trees, no parks, just the incessant rattle and dark belching of warehouses, factories and rag plants," she wrote in her first book, On the Edge: A Journey into the Heart of Canada (1993), which was nominated for the Gordon Montador Award. "I remember a sweet-unknowing before awareness and shame. The cheesy clumps of Kraft dinner and ketchup in the roof of my mouth. The gummy front-yard tar melting to my shoes in summer. The slow creaking of springs as my mother unfolded her hide-a-bed in the living room each safe night." Her father was "a deadbeat, a man I didn't know," while her mother "lived for years without her own room, without new clothes, with constant worry that lined her face early. She was poor so her children wouldn't be."
Ms. TRACEY went to D. Roy Kennedy Public School and Woodruff High School in Ottawa. She was a sickly child, and suffered from rheumatic fever in the days before universal health care. Although she was always proud of her mother's frugality and strength, Ms. TRACEY was a rebellious teenager who ran away from home when she was 15. She rode the rails until she was picked up in Kamloops, British Columbia, and sent home. In 1973, she quit school and moved to Montreal, where she began appearing in clubs as a stripper and an exotic dancer. She was 16.
"I just loved stripping; those were grown-up girls with real boobs, and I wanted to do that, too! It was the express lane into adulthood," she explained to Marc Glassman in an interview in the fall, 2006, issue of POV magazine. "We paraded our imperfections. We enjoyed them. The people who came to the clubs were often sorrowful folk; and we talked to them."
She wrote a book, Growing up Naked: My Years in Bump and Grind (1997), about her life as a peeler, working at a club called Eden under the stage name Fonda Peters. She was a runner-up in the Miss Nude Canada contest and was billed as Canada's Top Young Show Exotic on a tour of the United States, before going back to Montreal in 1967 to work in an upscale club called SexOHrama, and eventually organizing an annual fundraising striporama for the Montreal Children's Hospital called Tits for Tots. "Certainly the mid-seventies was the last good time to be a stripper," she wrote in her memoir, "just before television swallowed our imagination, before the corporate agenda made us homogeneous and hard-core pornography spread its numbing venom."
At first, she was a willing participant in a film Titled Not a Love Story: a Film about Pornography made in 1981 by Bonnie Sherr Klein and Dorothy Henaut for Studio D, the women's unit of the National Film Board. When she saw the finished film, she felt betrayed and exploited. "I'm reduced to porn queen, me, the softest thing in the film, the stripper who doesn't spread, immortalized as a cheap cliché and the 'articulate' voice of all the live sex girls," she wrote in Growing up Naked.
The publicity from Not A Love Story, which was variously banned and lauded, helped her to find on-air work on a Montreal television show. "I wasn't supposed to do anything but wear tight clothes, but I brought on people like [Henry] Morgentaler," she said in POV magazine. She began writing stories and columns for print, including articles about street people, notably a piece about homeless women -- largely unexplored territory in the early 1980s and worked in radio, hosting and co-producing Montreal Tonight on CJAD.
Ms. TRACEY "went down the road" to Toronto to work for As It Happens and Sunday Morning in the mid 1980s. "She was very street wise, incredibly brash and an amazing thinker -- very curious and very smart -- and she could connect with almost anybody. I could send her into the most improbable places and she would find a way to get them to open up and bring back great tape," said Norm BOLEN, then the executive producer of Sunday Morning and now an executive vice-president at Alliance Atlantis. "She genuinely cared about what made other people tick and she had no respect for conventional definitions." Ms. TRACEY was also a "fabulous writer," who could fix other producer's script problems. "She was a real word master." At the same time, she had no deference for authority or experience, which could irritate her colleagues even as they were "dazzled" by her talent.
She met her husband, filmmaker Peter RAYMONT, in a documentary workshop at the old Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio building on Jarvis Street in 1986. "She was very bright and a quick study and she came from a different world," Mr. RAYMONT said. They connected romantically at a staff party at Mr. BOLEN's house. Like Ms. TRACEY, he was born in Ottawa but on the "other side of the tracks." His father, a colonel in the Canadian army who was awarded the M.B.E. for his war service, was a senior staff officer and historian for the Department of National Defence. Together, they shared a deep commitment to social justice, human rights and making the world a better place, but her approach, at least initially, was much more hands-on.
When Mr. RAYMONT travelled to Nicaragua to make The World is Watching in 1987, Ms. TRACEY went with him. They were married in Ottawa in 1989 and their son, Liam TRACEY- RAYMONT, was born the following year. "We had a very good relationship," said Mr. RAYMONT. "It was often tempestuous and sparky, but you don't want to marry yourself. It is really good to get together with people from different worlds and you complement and help each other."
She joined him as a partner in White Pine Pictures, an independent film, video and television production company in 1993. Its credits include Shake Hands With the Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire and A Scattering of Seeds: The Creation of Canada, for which Ms. TRACEY also wrote the book.
An unregenerate multitasker, Ms. TRACEY, who had been writing poetry since her days as a stripper in Montreal, was also penning magazine articles, mainly for Lynn CUNNINGHAM, then a senior editor at Toronto Life, while she was working on films with Mr. RAYMONT. "She was cold-calling editors and I picked up the phone," Ms. CUNNINGHAM remembers. "She was an amazing bundle of energy and charm and outrageous wit." Her story proposals were "the Lindalee trademark" of a writer who scorned celebrity and felt passionately about the forgotten and marginalized people in society.
One of her pieces for Toronto Life was "The Uncounted Canadians" about the thousands of illegal migrants who work in our fields and kitchens, hotels and restaurants. It won a couple of journalism awards and went into production this week as a pilot for a television series. Her approach, working at a story from the inside -- from the perspective of a participant, rather than from the viewpoint of a detached "objective" observer -- is the signature of Ms. TRACEY's work as a journalist in print and on film. "Being moral, being decent, being honourable" whether "you are in front or behind the camera," were lessons, Ms. TRACEY said, that she had derived from her experience with Not a Love Story. Shelagh Rogers recognized Ms. TRACEY as "a force" when she interviewed her in 1993 and was immediately attracted to her energy and fearlessness as a storyteller. She was never afraid of being a do-gooder or too-small "l" liberal in her views, or of venting her outrage about the many people "who didn't have a voice and who weren't reflected in the national media." Ms. Rogers says she loved Ms. TRACEY's compassion, her "personal power" and her ability to take charge and to inspire change in people.
Although she was a very active partner in White Pine Pictures, Ms. TRACEY formed Magnolia Movies as a "boutique production company" in 2003. She did it partly because she wanted her own identity, partly because she wanted to make films that either didn't fit the profile of White Pine, or came at similar subjects from a different slant. Her first film for Magnolia was An Anatomy of Burlesque, which Globe television critic John DOYLE deemed "smart and entertaining" and a "cheerfully informative jaunt through the history of burlesque funny business." Bhopal: The Search for Justice, a scathing indictment of what happened after the disaster at the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, on December 2, 1984, aired on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation the following year.
About five years ago, Ms. TRACEY was diagnosed with HER-2 Neu positive breast cancer, a very aggressive form of the disease. She was 44. After a mastectomy and chemotherapy, "it looked as though it had disappeared" for about two years, Mr. RAYMONT said. "Then it came back in the same part of her body and it was in her bones, her lungs and her liver." She sought out an alternative cure in Tijuana, Mexico, in the late fall of 2004 and returned looking devastated. Desperately ill with metastatic cancer, she was eligible to receive Herceptin as a last-hope treatment. "It gave her another nine months, or a year, of life," her husband said of what seemed a remarkable recovery. During that time, she continued her frenetic work schedule, and found time to lobby Ontario Health Minister George Smitherman to make Herceptin available as well to non-metastatic Her-2 breast-cancer patients.
In January of 2006, the cancer invaded her brain. Late in September, her family took her to the palliative care unit at Princess Margaret Hospital, expecting she would last two or three days. In the end, she defied death for almost a month, as she had always confounded authority -- grabbing as much life as she could and asking, on one occasion, for her loved ones to sing Gordon Lightfoot songs around her bed.
Lindalee TRACEY was born in Ottawa on May 14, 1957. She died of metastasized breast cancer in Toronto yesterday. She was 49. She is survived by her husband, Peter RAYMONT, their son, Liam, her mother, Yolande, her brother, Paul, and her extended family.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-23 published
MARKHAM, Ralph
Suddenly and tragically as a result of an automobile accident on Friday, October 20, 2006 Ralph MARKHAM, beloved husband of Margaret in his 77th year. Loving father of Sandra and her husband Paul JOHNSON, Elaine and her husband Randy MATTHEWS, Julie MARKHAM and step-father of Andy and his wife Tracey McINTYRE, Andra and her husband Gord CARLEY and Amber and her husband Wayne MARTIN. Cherished grandfather of 11 and dear brother of Clyde MARKHAM. Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Dr.) for visitation on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at 11 a.m. from Saint Mary's Anglican Church, 10030 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (enter off of Major Mackenzie Dr.). Interment Elgin Mills Cemetery, Richmond Hill. If so desired, donations may be made to World Vision Lanka or to support a musical organization of your choice in Ralph's memory.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-25 published
MILES, James Edward
Dr. James Edward (Jim) MILES passed away peacefully on October 19, 2006 at Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver, British Columbia after a brief illness. Jim will be sadly missed by his wife, Gail; children Stephanie MILES (John SHERSTOBITOFF), Peter MILES and Hilary MILES; step-sons Brent (Tracy) PARKER and Michael (Tamara) PARKER. Jim was a devoted and loving grandfather to Laura, Kelly and Sara SHERSTOBITOFF, Rebecca and Jackson PARKER and Alaina PARKER. He will be much missed by his brother Garry (Barbara) MILES of West Vancouver and sister Marilyn MARTIN of North Vancouver and many nephews and nieces. Jim was born November 6th, 1928 in Victoria, British Columbia, the first child of Edgar and Winona MILES. He spent his early years in Victoria, Vancouver and Kamsack, Saskatchewan. Jim attended the University of Saskatchewan in pre-med, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science. He completed his medical degree at McGill University in Montreal. After a number of years as a successful family physician on the North Shore, he decided to pursue his interest in psychiatry, moving his young family to Kent, England for a year where he finished his training at Maudsley Hospital. Jim had a long and distinguished career in his new field. He became a full professor and head of the Department of Psychiatry at Shaughnessy Hospital in 1976 where he developed the Affective Disorders Clinic, now the Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia. Five years as the head of the Department of Psychiatry at University of British Columbia began in 1985 where he mentored many of Vancouver's currently practicing psychiatrists. During this period he held positions on many boards, committees, and panels contributing to his favorite occupation, his profession. He was instrumental in establishing a research Chair in Schizophrenia at University of British Columbia and psychiatric outreach programs in the interior of the province. Jim published many academic articles in various medical journals and of late, some very humorous pieces as well. After retiring from University of British Columbia as a Professor Emeritus, Jim established a private practice in North Vancouver. At the age of 76 he retired permanently, bringing to a close a career where he had given so much to so many. Jim had an abiding devotion to his family and had many interests including owning and training thoroughbred horses, sailing, reading, Bridge, history, art and doing cryptic crosswords. He had recently taken up oil painting and what he may have lacked in technique he more than made up for in speed, proudly dashing off one canvas after another. He was a man of great wit, intelligence, charm and presence. Jim will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his family and his wide circle of Friends. The family wishes to offer profound gratitude to the staff at Lions Gate intensive care unit for their kindness and support. A celebration of his wonderful life will be held on October 29 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Capilano Golf and Country Club, 420 Southborough Drive, West Vancouver, British Columbia. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia, #202 -- 2250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, B.C., V5N 5P9, or the charity of your choice, would be appreciated.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-03 published
ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Donald A.
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at Princess Margaret Hospital at the age of 71 years. Cherished husband of Heather. Beloved father to Jennifer EGAN and her husband Graeme, John and his wife Jennifer. Proud grandfather "Poppa" to Cameron and Garrett EGAN, and Timothy and Michael ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Loving brother to Ross ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Eleanor ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and Shirley MARTIN. Predeceased by his brother Murray ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Don will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Friday from 2-4 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Glenview Presbyterian Church (Glenview at Yonge, 3 blocks south of Lawrence) on Saturday, November 4th at 11 a.m. A reception at the Church will follow the service. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Couchiching Conservancy, P.O. Box 704, Orillia, Ontario, L3V 6K7 or Presbyterian World Service and Development, 50 Wynford Drive, Don Mills, Ontario, M3C 1J7 or the charity of your choice.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-11 published
GRUDEFF, Marian Helen, 79
Pianist made concert debut at the age of 11
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S11
Toronto -- Marian Helen GRUDEFF, a pianist, composer and teacher, has died in Toronto following major abdominal surgery. She was Ms. GRUDEFF made her concert debut playing piano with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at Massey Hall in 1938, at the age of 11, with Liszt's Hungarian Fantasy, conducted by Sir Ernest MacMillan.
A student of Mona Bates, she later studied with Eduard Steuermann in New York and Nadia Boulanger in Fountainbleau, France.
As a concert pianist she performed in New York at the Town Hall (1945) and Carnegie Hall (1950), and in many European venues.
After she married and her son, the chef Christopher McDONALD, was born, she worked for several years in the late 1950s as the musical director of Toronto's Spring Thaw revue.
She moved to New York in 1963 and became the first Canadian to write a Broadway show when she collaborated with Ray Jessel (a musician whose work she had championed at Spring Thaw) on the music and lyrics for Baker Street, a musical about the mythical detective Sherlock Holmes that was loosely based on Arthur Conan Doyle's stories. It premiered at the Broadway Theatre on February 16, 1965, and ran for 311 performances.
In 1967, she and Mr. Jessel wrote the words and music for a revival of Hellzapoppin' for Expo 67 in Montreal. The duo also collaborated on the musical Life Can Be Like Wow for the Charlottetown Festival in 1969. Louis Armstrong and Richard Burton were among the performers who recorded her songs.
After returning to her native Toronto in 1971, she began teaching at the Royal Conservatory of Music before briefly resuming her concert career in the late 1970s, including performances in Bulgaria, her parents' birthplace.
A gifted teacher, she had scores of private students to whom she continued to give lessons until shortly before she entered Sunnybrook Hospital for surgery in late October. She died on November 4. A celebration of her life will take place at Eglinton St. George's United Church (35 Lytton Blvd.) today at 2 p.m.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-11 published
Kenneth McILWRAITH, Officer and Diplomat (1917-2006)
The quiet ambassador had some remarkable wartime adventures -- patrolling Palestine on horseback and being taken prisoner by the French Foreign Legion, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S11
A very private, modest person, Kenneth McILWRAITH disliked talking about himself almost as much as he loved playing golf after he retired from the diplomatic service. Nevertheless, he had some extraordinary adventures in his long life.
Although Canadian born, he served with the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry, one of the last British cavalry regiments to still use horses at the beginning of the Second World War. He was captured by the French Foreign Legion in the Syrian desert in 1941 and held for two months as a prisoner-of-war of Vichy France.
After the war he had a lengthy career as a diplomat and ultimately became Canadian ambassador to Norway and Iceland. "He was a man of infinite courtesy and patience and he helped train his juniors in a methodical and systematic way that was quite rare among senior officers and heads of missions," said Roy MacLAREN, a former High Commissioner to London and one of Mr. McILWRAITH's juniors at External Affairs. "The juniors in the department greatly admired him. He would take any amount of time helping to train us and showing us by example how to conduct ourselves," said Mr. MacLAREN. "He was a very fine person."
Kenneth Douglas McILWRAITH was the younger son of William Norman McILWRAITH and his wife Ruby (née SOMERVILLE.) His father, who had left school at 16, was hired as a clerk by George Herbert WOOD and James Henry GUNDY as one of their first two employees on the day they opened their investment firm in 1905. Mr. McILWRAITH became such an adept and valued investment analyst that five years later, when he was 30, the founders asked him to open the London office of Wood Gundy (which is now part of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce).
Although a decidedly anglophile couple, the McILWRAITHs returned to Canada every summer to their cottage on Centre Island in Lake Ontario across the harbour from Toronto, and deliberately came back to Canada in the penultimate year of the First World War so that their second son, Kenneth, could (like his elder brother William) be born on Canadian soil. As well, Mr. McILWRAITH "did not trust the quality of British medical treatment," said his grand_son Bill McILWRAITH in a e-mail from Thailand where he owns a small resort.
Ken was sent to board at Boxgrove preparatory school in Guildford, Surrey, from the age of 8. At 13, he went to Rugby School, near Coventry in Warwickshire, the same school that the soldier-poet Rupert Brooke had attended, and then went up to Cambridge where he studied English literature at Clare College, graduating with a bachelor's degree in 1939 and a master's the following year.
Mr. McILWRAITH joined the British Army as a second lieutenant and served with the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry, a regiment that can trace its lineage back to 1794. At the time Mr. McILWRAITH enlisted, the regiment (which had been given the honorific Royal in 1831 and designated the Prince of Wales's Own in 1863 in tribute to the future King Edward VII) was still a cavalry unit, a tradition that must have appealed to the horse-loving Mr. McILWRAITH. He, along with his batman, served in Palestine, riding his own two horses (which he had shipped by train and boat from England) on patrols. It was only at the end of 1941, two years into the war, that the regiment was mechanized, following its transfer to the Royal Armoured Corps.
While serving as a regimental liaison officer in the Syrian desert, Mr. McILWRAITH and his batman were captured south of Palmyra on June 2, 1941, by a French patrol (of Arab soldiers with French officers, as he later explained in a letter to his parents). As France had fallen to the Germans the year before and established the Vichy collaborationist government, the French and the British were technically at war.
Mr. McILWRAITH was taken to the local commandant, a captain in the French Foreign Legion. After a noisy exchange, the commandant sent his prisoner on his first flight by "aeroplane" to Homs, about 145 kilometres west of Palmyra. "The plane was a very ancient affair (four-seater biplane), the air currents over the desert were particularly active, and the pilot and navigator were more concerned with some bottles of wine they had brought with them than with the smooth progress of their flying chicken-crate," he wrote to his parents in September, 1941.
Lieutenant McILWRAITH was transported along with other captured British officers to Alefsis on the outskirts of Athens. That's where he saw the Germans for the first time. "The Jerries paid no attention to us other than to glance with a certain bovine curiosity at the rather motley looking party of British officers. It was obvious, however, that the French depended on German authorization for every move they made," he wrote.
Another "hair-raising" flight later, the prisoners reached Salonika, where they were kept in filthy conditions in a warehouse for five days and then interned for two weeks in the hold of a French passenger ship in the harbour. After the Saint Jean d'Acre Armistice was signed on July 14 between British forces in the Middle East and Vichy France forces in Syria under General Henri Dentz, he should have been returned to the British. The prisoners were shown the armistice and allowed to read the clause demanding their immediate return to the British, but they were still loaded on a train and sent across enemy-occupied Europe and through Germany to Toulon, France -- all the time in ghastly conditions, without adequate food or water.
In Toulon, he and the other officers were finally released under the terms of the armistice and sent back to Beirut on a French ship that sailed through the Mediterranean, enjoying considerably better conditions than he had endured on his outward journey. He arrived in Cairo on August 19, a little more than two months after his capture and after 10 days leave, returned to the fighting.
The Royal Wiltshire was the first British tank regiment to engage the German (and Italian) forces under General Erwin Rommel at the crucial battle of El Alamein in North Africa in 1942. Mr. McILWRAITH missed the fighting because he was ill with jaundice and desert sores, (a virulent form of impetigo that was exacerbated by sand, heat and the confined quarters in tanks). The sergeant who took his place was killed almost immediately, according to Mr. McILWRAITH's daughter Mary.
He later served in Norway and was demobilized with the rank of captain in 1946. Although he survived the war, many of his school Friends and army colleagues were killed and he suffered from horrible nightmares about the horrors he had witnessed. His daughter, Mary McILWRAITH, can still remember him shouting in his sleep and waking everybody up. As a result they rarely talked about their father's war experience.
When peace came, his father wanted him to join Wood Gundy, but he resisted and opted instead to study Canadian history at the University of Toronto for a year with a view to joining External Affairs (now Foreign Affairs and International Trade), which he did on September 1, 1948, after successfully writing the entrance examinations. As a student, Mr. McILWRAITH lived in a boarding house on Lonsdale Road. That's where he met Ruth (née KEOGH) RICHARDSON, a widow one year his senior and the mother of two little girls, Deirdre and Darragh. Her husband Pat had fought with the Canadian forces and been killed in Holland near the end of the War.
Although of different religions -- Mr. McILWRAITH was Protestant and Mrs. RICHARDSON was Irish Catholic -- they married in 1951 just before he received his first foreign posting to Geneva. During their three years in Switzerland, the McILWRAITHs' daughter Mary was born. The family returned to Canada and lived in Ottawa where Mr. McILWRAITH was a member of the inspection service, charged with travelling the globe to observe and report back on conditions in Canadian embassies and diplomatic missions. The McILWRAITH's final child, Sheila, was born in Ottawa just before their next posting to Tokyo in 1958. They travelled by ship, as Mrs. McILWRAITH disliked flying, a trip that her daughter Mary still remembers as the height of luxury and glamour. After a three-year stint, the family went back again to Ottawa where Mr. McILWRAITH was head of personnel for External Affairs.
In 1964, the fluently bilingual Mr. McILWRAITH was posted to Paris at the height of the first wave of Front de Liberation du Québec violence in Quebec and during a troubled diplomatic period between French president Charles de Gaulle and the Canadian government. While working in the embassy he took some pleasure in recounting to his colleagues how an earlier French administration had held him as a prisoner-of-war, according to his old friend and colleague Peter Towe, former Canadian ambassador to the United Nations. Mr. McILWRAITH's final posting was to Oslo where he served as ambassador to Norway and Iceland from 1972 until 1976.
He took early retirement at 60 and continued to live in Ottawa where he enjoyed playing golf, meeting with old Friends from External and reading. He and his wife separated in 1990 and she returned to Toronto where she died in 2004.
Mr. McILWRAITH, who continued to live in Ottawa in the family home with his step-daughter Darragh, was in good health, surviving prostate cancer and melanoma, until the cancer metastasized to his urinary tract. He died shortly after receiving the diagnosis and having refused treatment.
Kenneth Douglas McILWRAITH was born in Toronto on May 25, 1917. He died in Ottawa on September 11, 2006. He was 89. He is survived by his four daughters, three grandchildren and his extended family.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-18 published
Helen ALLEN, Journalist (1907-2006)
She laboured for decades to improve the lot of unwanted children, many of whom were better off because of her efforts, writes Sandra MARTIN. At the end of the Vietnam War she also helped rescue orphans in Saigon
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S11
The concept may seem bizarre today, but in its era, the Toronto newspaper column Today's Child was an innovative force intended to improve the lives of thousands of emotionally needy and often physically damaged children. In the early 1960s, back in the days when having a child "out of wedlock" was socially unacceptable and before reliable contraception or abortions were generally available, many young women gave their unplanned babies up for adoption. The ranks of healthy infants were swelled by older children who had been abandoned by parents unable or unwilling to raise their own offspring or who had been removed from dangerous situations. Many of these "hard-to-place" children trundled from one foster home to another or marked birthday after birthday in orphanages and other residential institutions.
Helen ALLEN, a journalist who became a crusader for adoption, believed that all children deserved parents and a home to call their own. For nearly 20 years, she devoted her energies to the task through her column Today's Child in The Telegram in Toronto and the long-running television program Family Finder. Although, nobody knows for certain how many of these adoptions were successful, there is enough anecdotal evidence to suggest that many, many children were happier and healthier because of Ms. ALLEN's actions.
"Some social workers were very reluctant at the thought of exposing children to the public in this way, because it was an invasion of privacy, but I was all for it," recalled Victoria LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, a former social worker and adoption supervisor who knew first-hand the dire circumstances of these children's lives. She and Ms. ALLEN became colleagues and good Friends, sharing the same dedication and sense of humour.
The late media mogul John BASSETT, who was the last publisher of The Telegram, considered Ms. ALLEN's long-running adoption column "her real life's work." Ms. ALLEN "has helped this country enormously by giving new hope and new opportunities to the nation's richest resource, our children," he wrote in a tribute to her in 1982, and "nothing has given me greater pride than being associated with her in this task."
Helen Kathleen ALLEN was born near Saskatoon, the only child of a Presbyterian minister and a school teacher. The family eventually settled in Aurora, north of Toronto, as her father moved from one congregation to another. He died of meningitis when Helen was five and her mother worked as a supply teacher to support them both. Ms. ALLEN later described her childhood as happy, although she regretted that there was never enough money to buy her a bicycle. It was only much later that she looked back as an adult and realized that "it's too bad to be an only child, too bad not to have a Dad."
After graduating from high school in 1925, Ms. ALLEN moved to Toronto to do a four-year degree in modern languages (French and German) at University College at the University of Toronto. By then, her widowed mother had married a man named PALMER, so Ms. ALLEN boarded with a family named GRIFFITHS while she attended university, financed with $2000 from her mother's savings. That's how she met the GRIFFITHS' daughter, Phyllis, who became a classmate, then a journalism colleague and a dear friend and housemate until she died more than 50 years later in 1978.
At U of T, Ms. ALLEN joined the German club, which turned out to be a lively collection of people, including professors Geoffrey HOLT and Barker FAIRLEY, who got together on a weekly basis to sing German songs. An older cousin, who worked on the student newspaper, The Varsity, introduced Ms. ALLEN to the editor, a young man named Charles STACEY. (A year older, he was destined for a stellar career as a military historian and became very well known as a biographer of Prime Minister Mackenzie King.) "Somehow I found myself accepting an assignment to cover a freshie tea that first week. It showed up on the front page, without a word changed, and I was hooked," she presciently told Judith ADAM/ADAMS, the author of the 1982 Ontario government publication, Today's Child and Helen ALLEN.
After graduating in 1929, Ms. ALLEN went to work as a reporter for The Telegram, a newspaper founded in 1876 by John Ross ROBERTSON as a vehicle to promote British and Imperial sentiments. For the next three decades, Ms. ALLEN did general assignment reporting, reviewed movies, covered political events and criminal trials, and edited the women's pages. In covering the 1939 Royal Tour of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth she wrote: "Everyone who has seen her is talking about the Queen. The Queen's smile. The Queen's charm. The Queen's beauty. The Queen's lovely gowns."
What made her name, however, was an assignment that she took on reluctantly in 1964 to write an adoption column for the paper. Instead of being the brainchild of one person, the idea came about as a confluence of incidents, experience and inspiration dating back to the early 1960s when The Telegram ran a front-page story about a young boy being publicly beaten by his father on a downtown street corner. Publisher John BASSETT assigned reporter Andrew MacFARLANE to investigate and write an article on child abuse.
Mr. MacFARLANE contacted the office of Doctor James BAND, the deputy minister of welfare in Ontario, who supplied huge amounts of information on child protection services and took Mr. MacFARLANE to visit an orphanage which housed dozens of children three years of age and under. Mr. MacFARLANE quickly realized that many of these children had short attention spans, played aggressively, and, despite being "cuddled" by volunteers, appeared lacking in warmth and curiosity. Both men believed these children needed families and permanent homes, if they were to have any chance of growing up emotionally healthy.
In 1964, Doctor BAND sought out Mr. MacFARLANE, who by then was The Telegram's managing editor, and suggested he run an "advertising" feature to make the public aware of the plight of these forgotten children. Both Mr. MacFARLANE and Mr. BASSETT took up the idea enthusiastically and assigned the column to Ms. ALLEN, telling her to contact the more than 50 regional Children's Aid Societies that operated in Ontario under the Child Welfare Act, find some children who were waiting for families, and run their pictures and write about them in the paper. The plan was to run Today's Child for a few weeks and check the response.
Children's Aid Societies, which are protective by definition, were largely horrified at the idea of parading children, along with their physical and emotional problems, in a public newspaper. To them, the column reeked of "freak shows" at carnivals. Only three were willing to participate -- Hamilton, Kenora and Toronto. Although disappointing, the response was strong enough to give Ms. ALLEN enough children to produce a daily column for three weeks.
The first child was a 15-month-old girl of mixed race named Hope, a difficult placement in those homogeneous days before the immigration rules relaxed and Canada had an official multiculturalism policy. Nevertheless, 40 prospective adoptive parents wrote in response to the story about Hope. Their letters were passed along to the Children's Aid Society for screening, assessing and processing. "I wrote abut 23 children in those first Today's Child columns that summer," Ms. ALLEN recalled years later, "and when the results were finally assessed, 18 of those youngsters found homes."
After three years of daily columns, Today's Child expanded to other daily and weekly papers throughout Ontario. The following year, Ms. ALLEN proposed doing a television version of the column based on the daily Ben Hunter Program in California, which delivered commercials for a variety of products, saving one day a week for children wanting to be adopted. Armed with a tape of the American show, Ms. ALLEN and Victoria LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, then Ontario Adoption Co-ordinator, approached CFTO, the Toronto television station that was part-owned by Mr. BASSETT. "It took them all of 15 minutes to make up their minds," Ms. ALLEN reported later. Family Finder, which ran commercial-free, debuted in the fall of 1968 and for years was the longest-running program on the channel.
When The Telegram folded in 1971, the Ontario government hired Ms. ALLEN as an information officer in the Ministry of Community and Social Services. She continued to write the column three times a week (which was syndicated by the government to more than 20 daily newspapers including The Toronto Star), do the television program and speak about adoption to community and service groups.
In the early 1970s, television and newspaper reporting from Vietnam publicized the plight of many of the children who had become victims of the continuing conflict. The orphanages in Saigon were overflowing with abandoned or parentless children. Social changes, including a declining birth rate, had put an end to the baby surplus of a decade before. That fact, plus the human desire to help needy children, had lots of North Americans flying to Vietnam and trying to pick up babies in exchange for cash or services.
The local adoption agencies were floundering, so the Ontario Ministry of Social and Community Services sent Victoria LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and Ms. ALLEN to Saigon to work with the Vietnamese. As the Viet Cong advanced and the Americans pulled out, the two women rescued close to 60 children, brought them to Canada and found homes for them. "The deputy minister told me, 'if we are going to do this, we will give it the same service we give our own children,' Ms. LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH said.
Ms. ALLEN received many honours, including being named to the Order of Canada and an honorary doctorate from York University and the Award of Merit from the City of Toronto. In the late 1970s, she was at an Order of Canada reception when she encountered fellow laureate and University of Toronto military historian Charles STACEY. " When I was at college, I dated Charles, who was then editor of the Varsity. He was in fourth year and I was in second," she told Ms. ADAM/ADAMS. "He went off to Oxford and then Princeton; I went on to the Tely as a reporter."
Ms. ALLEN and Colonel STACEY, a widower, renewed their Friendship and their affection for each other and were married in a small wedding at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Toronto on October 3, 1980. The bride was 73, and the groom 74. A little more than a year later, she officially retired from Today's Child (Judith ADAM/ADAMS took over the column for another seven years) and Family Finder, but continued to spend two days a week answering mail and writing Adoption Bulletins while her husband wrote his books.
The STACEYs were a very companionable couple. They loved to entertain at small dinner parties at Massey College, to read Jane Austen novels aloud to each other and to travel. Col. STACEY died suddenly of a heart attack in November of 1989, after nearly a decade of marriage. She continued to live in their Rosedale apartment until she suffered a heart attack and a fall late in 2002, and moved into the Leaside Retirement Residence.
Helen Kathleen ALLEN was born in Dundurn, Saskatchewan., on August 16, 1907. She died in Toronto of congestive heart failure on November 9. She was 99. Predeceased by her husband Charles STACEY and by her dear friend Phyllis GRIFFITHS, she is survived by her god-daughter Nadine BELL and her family.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-21 published
MINORE, Mildred Martin
Passed away on November 17, 2006 at Saint_Joseph's Villa in Dundas at the age of 94. Predeceased by her husband John. Beloved mother of sons Robert of Onoway, Alberta, Bruce of Thunder Bay and daughter-in-law Sandra of Ottawa. Grandmother of Deborah (Scott) EYDT of Dundas and Kimberley (Tyler) BURNS of Ottawa. Great-grandmother to Kelly and Marisa EYDT and Makena BURNS. Missed by nephews Robert MARTIN of Colchester and Leland MARTIN of Petrolia. A Funeral Service will take place at Church of the Ascension, 64 Forest Avenue, Hamilton on Wednesday, November 22 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Swackhamer, Blachford and Wray Funeral Home

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-23 published
HALE, Dorothy Anne
Anne passed away peacefully in her 86th year on Monday, November 20, 2006. She was the beloved wife of the late Air Commodore Edward B. HALE with whom she shared a full and wonderful life; mother of Michael (Suzanne), Robin (Marla) and the late Paul; cherished grandmother of Lisa, David, Andrew and Christina; dear sister of Rear Admiral Michael MARTIN and his wife Patricia of Victoria, British Columbia. Anne met her life partner at Royal Canadian Air Force Station Trenton in 1940. Thus began a 64-year love affair. During their eventful life, she and Ed travelled extensively and lived in Canada, the United States, England and France. For the past many years, Anne was an enthusiastic and dedicated student and teacher of Tai Chi at the Gazebo in Thornhill, Ontario. Her leadership and tenacity were, in a large measure, responsible for the success of the group. Close Friends and family may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge Street Toronto, on Saturday, November 25 from 10: 00 until 11:00 a.m. There will be a memorial service at 11: 00, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association of Ontario.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-23 published
John Allen CAMERON, Musician: (1938-2006)
A devout Roman Catholic who gave up the priesthood for the stage, he played reels and jigs on a 12-string guitar instead of a fiddle or bagpipe to become a musical missionary with a Celtic cause, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S7
John Allan CAMERON trained to be a priest but instead became a musical missionary spreading the gospel of Scottish music long before Ashley MacIsaac, Natalie MacMaster (a distant cousin), the Rankin Family and the Barra MacNeils became chart-busting musicians.
"He was the heartbeat of the renaissance of Gaelic music in Cape Breton," said former politician Flora MacDonald, who comes from the same part of the rugged island as Mr. CAMERON. "He was the progenitor of all the others who came after. He was the one whom they all looked to, all the rest who have played fiddle and danced that was John Allan CAMERON," she said.
Called the godfather of Celtic music in Canada, he was as generous as he was fun loving and just as likely to play half the night for free as for money, according to his older brother John Donald CAMERON. Flora Macdonald can remember being in Fredericton and attending one of his concerts on her 50th birthday in 1978, when Mr. CAMERON and another good friend, the late Richard Hatfield, arranged to have 50 yellow roses delivered to her at her seat in the middle of the performance. And when Ms. MacDonald ran for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party in 1976, Mr. CAMERON was the lead entertainer at her delegates party the night before the balloting began.
Anne Murray, who is on tour in California, said that Mr. CAMERON "had a burning desire" to do music. "He had to do it. I know what that passion feels like and he had it, too," she said. "We knew what Celtic music was because it was part of our heritage, but he brought it to the forefront when nobody else was doing it. And he did it so brazenly with the kilt and the Gaelic," she said.
"When he travelled to the East Coast to do concerts or to visit his mother, he always made a point of going across the street to visit my parents," said Raylene Rankin of the family singing group. The families became connected after John Allan and John Donald built a house in the 1960s for their widowed mother in Mabou, right across the street from the Rankins. "He was always very good to us and did whatever he could to get our music out to the public," she said. By taking traditional music and making it contemporary, he influenced "what we ended up doing with our music."
The second of five sons and two daughters of Daniel CAMERON, a farmer and fisherman, and his wife, Katie Ann MacDONALD, John Allan CAMERON was born to the music. He grew up singing the old songs that had come from the Highlands of Scotland with his ancestors five generations earlier, and listening to his uncle, the composer Dan R. (Rory) MacDONALD play the fiddle. "He was a hero to me and inspired me to learn music," Mr. CAMERON told an interviewer in 2003.
The CAMERONs didn't own instruments until their father brought home a fiddle at Easter in 1951. His mother, a fluent Gaelic speaker, tuned it up and John Donald, the eldest child, quickly taught himself to play. The next year, Mr. CAMERON came home with a guitar and John Allan (always pronounced as a single word) glommed onto it. The two boys, who were a year apart in age, were playing the fiddle and the guitar at local dances by the time John Allan was 12. By 1955, he had saved enough money to buy himself a Gibson.
Nobody knows precisely why John Allan decided to become a priest, but his older brother says that it was probably partly because John Allan "had it within himself to help people" and partly because "priests had a lot of respect" at that time in the rural community where they lived. "In Cape Breton when my dad was growing up it was either the fiddle player or the priest who held court," his son Stuart CAMERON said yesterday. "They were the important people in the community, but I always say that I'm glad he got out of the priesthood."
Mr. CAMERON entered an Oblate Seminary in Ottawa to study for the priesthood when he was 17. He stayed for seven years and took his final vows of poverty, chastity and obedience in 1963. His passion to make music was at least as strong as his religious vocation, so he applied for, and received, a handwritten note from the Vatican giving him papal dispensation to allow him to perform music outside the church. Even so, he decided against being ordained and joked to his classmates that "I'll be a father before you are."
The following year he went to St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, to complete his bachelor's degree. By that time he had become well known locally as a performer. One of his professors at St. Francis Xavier had given him a 12-string guitar, which he loved because of its versatility in allowing him to play bagpipe and fiddle arrangements. He also joined a folk group called the Cavaliers, which played in coffee houses in Antigonish. From St. Francis Xavier, he went to Dalhousie University in Halifax to acquire his teaching credentials in 1967 and he continued to perform, appearing a few times on Don Messer's Jubilee on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television and doing guest spots on Singalong Jubilee, its summer replacement. That's where he met Anne Murray, who was a regular on the show.
"He and Edith Butler and I all ended up on Singalong the same year," she recalled. "I was so taken by the fact that he actually wore a kilt and he played the 12-string guitar. I had never known anybody who played the 12-string guitar."
Ms. Murray said he "used to speak fluent Latin to us and there were enough of us Catholics who did the mass in Latin, that we had a great time." Later, the two Maritimers often appeared on the same concert stage. "As an opening act, believe me, he always had the audience warm by the time I got out there," she said.
Mr. CAMERON moved to Ontario to take up a teaching position at London Central High School in 1968, when he got a call from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation offering him the chance of regular work. He said later that he had "a 1964 Pontiac and $75 in the bank," enough money to pay for gas to get him back to the Maritimes.
He released Here Comes… John Allan CAMERON, the first of his 10 albums in 1968. About this time, he met Angela BROLEY. She was visiting her grandmother's people in Big Pond, Nova Scotia, while there to perform. They married in 1969. Their son Stuart was born on September 28, 1972, between the first and second periods of the final game of the Russia-Canada hockey series, or so the family story goes.
Mr. CAMERON, who was a passionate hockey fan, was allegedly torn between the game and the urgency of his wife's labour pains. Wisely, he opted to go to the hospital, but became so "weak" that a nurse gave him a pill and sent him home, according to his older brother. "My father's love of music was equalled by his love of sports," said his son Stuart, who is also a musician and who began playing with his father when he was four.
Although he was mainly a concert performer and a recording artist his credits include the Mariposa and Winnipeg Folk festivals and an appearance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville -- he also hosted such television programs as The Ceilidh Show broadcast from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Halifax in 1973, The John Allan Cameron Show that aired on CTV from 1975 to 1976, and The John Allan Cameron Show, out of Halifax, that was broadcast by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from 1979 to 1981. He also produced and performed shows at Canadian military bases in Germany and the Middle East.
He was diagnosed with bone-marrow cancer, a rare form of leukemia, in January of 2005. "He hadn't been really feeling that well for over a year," his wife Angela told the Halifax Chronicle at the time. They had trouble getting an accurate diagnosis until finally a doctor, who was a friend of the family and therefore could see how Mr. CAMERON was failing, insisted on doing more tests. At least two musical tributes were held to help raise money for his medical expenses. There is also a documentary in the works, Celtic Soul: The Life and Music of John Allan Cameron, which is scheduled to air on Bravo early in the new year.
Although Mr. CAMERON made an appearance in a wheelchair at a benefit this past autumn, he had been in the hospital for the past 13 months. "My mother was there every single day with him," said Stuart CAMERON, who was also a faithful visitor and who was with his father yesterday morning when he "passed very peacefully."
John Allan CAMERON was born on December 16, 1938, in Glencoe Station, Inverness County, Nova Scotia He died of bone-marrow cancer and leukemia in hospital in Toronto on Wednesday, November 22, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Angela, his son, Stuart, six siblings and his extended family. The funeral is Monday at 10: 30 a.m. at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Pickering, Ontario

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-24 published
JANES, William " Bill" Stanley
Passed away peacefully in his sleep, at his home in Guelph, Thursday, November 23, 2006, at the age of 90. He is predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Alice Deborah JANES (née TOWNSEND.) Survived by his four children: Joan JANES, Sheila LIGHT (Peter,) Will JANES (Orma) and Sarah MARTIN (Scott DREW;) his six grandchildren: Brian and Rob JANES, Alyssa and Peter LIGHT, and Jessica and Christine MARTIN; and one great-grandchild Jayda YEN. A celebration of his life will be held at the Gilbert McIntyre and son Funeral Home, Heart Chapel Branch, 1099 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario (west side of Gordon, south of Kortright) 519-821-5077, on Saturday, December 2 from 1-4: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Bill asked for donations to be sent to the Salvation Army of your choice or the Masai Centre, 409 Woolwich Street, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3X2 (in appreciation of his physician, Doctor Anne Marie ZAJDLIK, in support of her Aids work in Africa).

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-25 published
GRANT, Edward " Ted" James (1949-2006)
Edward (Ted) James GRANT, beloved husband of Mary, of Calgary passed away at home on Wednesday, November 22, 2006 after a six-year struggle with prostate cancer at the age of 57 years. Ted was born August 3, 1949 in Port Hope, Ontario, and grew up in Toronto. He graduated as a civil engineer from Waterloo University, moved west and worked as an engineer with the City of Calgary for the past thirty years. Ted was a man of integrity and truly loved his job. Being an engineer was the fulfillment of a childhood dream. He will be remembered for his love of life and his ability to make people laugh. Ted was always willing to help others. He was passionate about skiing, sailing and his family was very important to him. Ted loved card games, especially bridge. Pot luck suppers attending lacrosse games, and hosting Murder Mysteries were happy events spent with family and Friends. Besides his loving wife of twenty-six years, Ted is survived by his daughter Lindsey; his son David; father George and step-mother Lea; brothers Doug (Carol Ann), Bill (Wendy); sister Joanne; sisters-in-law Dayle BAUMAN/BOWMAN (Jim HALFORD) and Adele MARTIN; nieces and nephews Patti, Ali, Blair, Adrienne, Nicole, Emily, and David; as well as several cousins, aunts and uncles. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McInnis and Holloway'S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Saturday, November 25, 2006 from 6: 00 p.m. to 8: 00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis and Holloway'S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Sunday, November 26, 2006 at 2: 30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If Friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society c/o Prostate Cancer Research, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A2 Telephone: (403) 205-3966. In living memory of Ted GRANT, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2S 2L5. Telephone: 1-800-661-1599

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-25 published
MILLER, Errol Leslie, B.Eng., P.Eng.
Member (Ret.) Engineering Institute of Canada Civil Engineer, (7 February 1912-13 November 2006)
The family regrets to announce the passing of E. Leslie MILLER at the Trillium Specialty Care Centre, Kingston, Ontario, in his 95th year, peacefully, of old age, and after a final decline in strength. On 29 October 1941 he married Dorothy Matilda PRITCHARD, teacher, of Wyman, Québec, in Georgetown, British Guiana (now Guyana.) The MILLERs have a daughter, Dorothy Ann (MILLER) MARTIN, B.A. (Louis,) three granddaughters, Lucie (MARTIN) KILGER, M.D. (Ryan,) Suzanne (MARTIN) GRUDZIEN, M.Sc. (Simon) and Catherine (MARTIN) KOLETAR, D.C. (David,) and two great-grandchildren Reed and Brynn KILGER. Leslie MILLER pursued a distinguished career in Civil Engineering. He supervised construction of hydro-electric dams and plants in Quebec, Pakistan, Brazil and British Columbia bauxite mining and aluminum smelting operations in Guyana, Jamaica, Guinea, Brazil, India and Ireland; and rolling mills in Argentina and in Oswego, New York. Mr. MILLER was a keen golfer and was a member of the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club. He was also interested in many sports, and was an avid reader and traveller, interested in world affairs, as well as a family man. In keeping with Leslie's wishes, cremation will be followed by a Memorial Reception in the James Reid Funeral Home, Reception Centre (1900 John Counter Blvd., Kingston, rear entrance) on Friday, December 1, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. A celebration of Leslie's life will be held during the reception at 3 p.m., Reverend Canon Michael CASWELL officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Kingston Hospitals Joint Advancement Foundation (366 King St. East, Suite 201, Kingston K7K 6Y3) or to the Trillium Centre (800 Edgar Street, Kingston K7M 8S4) in Mr. MILLER's memory. (Donations by cheque only please). www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-25 published
McGILL, Ruth Gunning (formerly ZURRER, née WILLIAMS)
Born in Toronto April 10, 1921, Ruth Gunning McGILL died peacefully, with family present, at Hardy Terrace, Mt. Pleasant, Ontario Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at age 85 years. Wife of Doctor W.L.C. McGILL and former wife of the late Eric P.J. ZURRER. Survived by daughters Anne MARTIN and her husband Rick, Brantford, and Carol JANSON and her husband Andris, Ottawa, and son Robert ZURRER and his wife Lesley, Crofton, British Columbia. Predeceased by parents Anne (née McNEIL) and Charles Williams, sons Paul ZURRER (1949) and John ZURRER (1983,) brother Jack WILLIAMS and sister Betty LOGAN. Dear Manna to Heather MARTIN-TO (Justin,) Lindsay, and Erick MARTIN, Katherine, Robert and Christopher JANSON, Emily and Annie ZURRER. By her request, Ruth will be interred next to her parents in London, Ontario with a private family service. Cremation. If wished, memorial donations to the Family Council at Hardy Terrace for the Sensory Garden, 612 Mount Pleasant Rd., R.R.#2, Brantford, Ontario, N3T 5L5 would be appreciated. McCleister 519-758-1553 mccleisterfuneralhome@rogers.com

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MARTIN 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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THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Elizabeth J. - Estate of
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All claims against the estate of Elizabeth J. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON late of the City of Toronto, who died April 15, 2005, must be in our hands by Wednesday, January 31, 2007, after which date the estate will be distributed.
Dated at Toronto, this 6th day of December, 2006
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MARTIN, Margaret Elizabeth Burns
Died on December 5, 2006 at her home at 6230 Oakland Road, Halifax, age 77. Born in Toronto, she was the daughter of the late Prof. Burns MARTIN and Beatrice (HUBERT) MARTIN. She obtained a B.A. from Trinity College, University of Toronto and a Library Degree from the Library School at that University. She was a librarian with the Halifax City Regional Library for nearly 37 years, having previously been a cataloguer with the Harvard College Library. She was a charter member of the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia and its principal researcher, photographer and writer of two books on Nova Scotian historic buildings, Founded Upon a Rock and South Shore, Vol. 2 of Seasoned Timbers. She was for many years a member of the Board of Governors of the Halifax Ladies' College and a member of the Executive Committee of the HLC/ Armbrae Alumnae Association. She was a former Brown Owl of the 9th Halifax Brownie Pack and a Girl Guide Camp Advisor. She was the Secretary of the Nova Scotia Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. She was active in many other societies and organizations including Women for Music, the Cathedral League of the Cathedral Church of All Saints, the Antiquarian Club of Halifax, the Jane Austen Society, the Waegwoltic Club and Opera Nova Scotia. She gave generously to many charitable organizations. She was a great traveler and went on many interesting trips on waterways around the world as well as cycling in all weathers around Halifax. Margaret possessed a remarkable memory and keen sense of humour and will be greatly missed. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held at the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax on Wednesday, December 13 at 11: 00 a.m.

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David PARTRIDGE, Painter And Sculptor (1919-2006)
With a 'virtuosity of hammering,' his hard-edged, tactile and sculptural Naillies transformed nails and wood into art forms that are both evocative and spiritual, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S11
What came first, the nail or the hammer? That is the question people ponder about artist David PARTRIDGE. Although he began his artistic career as a painter and a printmaker, he is best known for his Naillies. To create them, he would begin with a piece of plywood, although he was known to use doors, beams and other surfaces, which he sometimes covered in buffed or abraded aluminum. Then he would hammer in nails of all sorts (aluminum, copper and steel) and lengths, beginning with the shortest to create a "relief sculpture." According to his fancy, he polished or trimmed the hammered nail heads, wrapped the Naillie in duct tape to give the surface more texture and lacquered or painted portions of the finished work.
The Naillies were quite spectacular, said artist Tony URQUHART, who was mentored by Mr. PARTRIDGE in the 1950s. Although a very different type of artist, Mr. URQUHART also creates sculptural collages or "boxes" out of wood, nails and many other things. "They were things that had never been done before and they were made at a very high level." And they also reflected many of the artistic and social concerns of the time.
Besides the visual, tactile and auditory sensations of the works, Mr. URQUHART was really impressed by "the virtuosity of his hammering." By that, he meant Mr. PARTRIDGE's workmanship in getting the nails in straight and figuring out how deep to hammer them. "I couldn't do that," he said. "If you X-rayed one of my boxes. I would be embarrassed because the nails go in at different angles and now I pre-drill them. But with the Naillies, one nail out of line and …"
Mr. PARTRIDGE was an intensely creative person who seemed to make art instinctively and organically rather than consciously and deliberately. His daughter, Kate, says his life was a series of creative cycles interspersed with down or resting phases until something dramatic happened in his life or his environment, and that would spark another creative synergy.
He is curiously not well known, said artist Ron BLOORE, who had known Mr. PARTRIDGE as an artist and a friend since the late 1950s. "That guy had a real collection of weird wild nails." The works, especially the later ones, sometimes got to be quasi-religious or spiritual, he said, because they explored "a visionary experience."
David Gerry PARTRIDGE was the youngest child of Albert Gerry and Edith (née HARPHAM) PARTRIDGE. His favourite toy as a child was a hammer, which he used to drag around with him and hit things although not always from a creative impulse. One of his grandfathers was a roofer, and the other was an undertaker, so that's where he may have inherited his affinity for hammering nails, his wife suggested this week. His other great love was flying, a passion that can be dated to seeing his first airplane in the 1920s on a family visit to Florida.
His father was a senior executive with Goodyear Tire, and so David, his mother and his older sisters, Elspeth and Emily, moved across the Atlantic in 1928 when Mr. PARTRIDGE was transferred to England. During the seven years that his father served as president of the British firm, David went to Mostyn House School in Cheshire, then Radley College in Oxfordshire. When they moved to Canada in 1935 so that Albert PARTRIDGE could head the Canadian operations of Goodyear, David was sent to Trinity College School in Port Hope.
That's where he met Edward CAYLEY, who always called him Birdy and considered him his closest friend for the next 76 years. "We were opposites. He was stubborn and impatient, but for some reason we got on," said Mr. CAYLEY, noting that his friend had a great sense of humour. "He was always restless, and that's where the creativity came in."
After Trinity College School, Mr. PARTRIDGE went to Trinity College at the University of Toronto, concentrating on English, history and geology, and graduated in 1941. He immediately enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force, where he scored so highly on his training courses that he was made a flight instructor and spent the war, much to his chagrin, on this side of the Atlantic.
On June 14, 1943, he married Helen Rosemary ANNESLEY (always known as Tibs), who was serving as a Women's Royal Naval Service. The couple had known each other slightly at university until their final year, when his mother spotted Ms. ANNESLEY at a reception for visiting parents and told her son that he should "marry that girl."
The year after they had both graduated, they began seeing each other socially, and became even closer when both of them were posted to Ottawa, she with the Royal Canadian Navy and he with the air force. By then, his mother was dead and it was her mother who was issuing the directives that Mr. PARTRIDGE should "marry that girl."
After the war, the PARTRIDGEs moved to St. Catharines, Ontario, where he taught art first at Appleby College and then at Ridley College. Their two children -- Katharine (always called Kate), a psychologist, and John, a reporter at The Globe and Mail -- were born there in 1945 and 1947. This was the period in which he was finding himself as a water colourist and a printmaker.
He won a British Council scholarship to study at the Slade School at the University of London, so the whole family lived in Hampstead for the academic year 1950-51. Afterward, Mr. PARTRIDGE enthused about working with artists Tom Monnington and Edward Ardizzone, the "wonderful introduction into etching and engraving" he received from John Buckland-Wright, and the stimulation of being in contact with Graham Sutherland and John Piper, among other Slade professors.
After returning to Canada, he taught high school art at St. Catharines Collegiate and Vocational Institute, co-founded the St. Catharines Art Association and the St. Catharines Public Library Art Gallery (and was its first curator) and taught summer school at Queen's, the same place he had himself studied a decade earlier.
The PARTRIDGEs, who were both anglophiles, lived in Sussex with their children from 1956 to 1958 and for a longer stint beginning in 1960. All the while, he was showing in group and solo exhibitions in Canada and abroad. In February and March of 1958, he was studying etching and engraving with William Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris when he had a creative breakthrough.
"I was fascinated by the irregular surfaces of deep-etched copper and zinc plates, irrespective of their purpose in printing. They became low-relief sculptures, which seemed to my ex-pilot's eyes like aerial views of topography," is the way he described the process later. One Saturday, he was gallery-hopping and came across an exhibition by Hungarian sculptor Zoltan Kemeny that he described as "bas-reliefs using all manner of metal bits and pieces, welded into an even more exciting aerial vision than the etched plates had provided."
The eureka moment came in Ottawa (where the family was then living) the following winter when he came across a piece of plywood left over from a renovation. "Nails were at hand and a hammer! I descended to the basement and made my first nail sculpture." The Naillies, as Mr. PARTRIDGE called them, were born. Wood, the most basic building material, became a platform for work that undulated with rhythm, light and texture. Hard-edged, tactile and sculptural, Naillies transcended their utilitarian origins and transformed nails and wood into something evocative and spiritual. Naillies seemed too skinny a word for a new art form, so at a dinner party with Alan Jarvis of the National Gallery and his wife, Mrs. PARTRIDGE came up with the term "configurations."
He had his first solo exhibition of paintings, drawings and configurations at the Robertson Galleries in Ottawa in October of 1960, the same year he gave up full-time teaching and moved his family back to England. They stayed until 1974. Since then, Naillies have been acquired by the National Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Tate Gallery, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Gallery of New South Wales and many other institutions. He also won commissions, such as Metropolis, a huge mural for the new city hall in Toronto and the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial in Westminster Cathedral in London.
After returning from England, they settled in Toronto, spending summers at a cottage near Stony Lake, Ontario, that they bought from Mrs. PARTRIDGE's family. By 1980, Mr. PARTRIDGE, who had some spare cash after having sold a big Naillie, indulged his unquenchable love of flying by buying himself a do-it-yourself kit for an ultra-light plane. He partially constructed it at his studio on Queen Street and then hauled it up to the cottage, where he attached floats and set off across the lake, never having flown that kind of plane before.
He took some great photographs, said Mrs. PARTRIDGE, by tying a string around his big toe and attaching it to a camera "so he could fly with both hands, which he needed to do, and his big toe would pull on the thread and snap a photograph." Once again, he was interested in aerial views of the landscape, the same topographical impressions that he created in his Naillies.
About this time, Mr. PARTRIDGE reconnected with his old friend Ed CAYLEY, who had also been living abroad, by phoning to ask: "Do you still like movies?" The two men resumed a ritual weekly trip to the movies that had begun in their undergraduate days at the University of Toronto. After Mr. PARTRIDGE had a stroke a little more than three years ago that seriously hampered his mobility, Mr. CAYLEY brought lunch and a DVD to watch with his old friend at home.
David Gerry PARTRIDGE was born on October 5, 1919, in Akron, Ohio. He died of heart disease on December 11, 2006, after a stroke and a heart attack. He was 87. He is survived by his wife, Tibs, his daughter Kate, his son John and their spouses. There will be a public graveside service today at 10 a.m. at Saint_James-the-Less Cemetery in Toronto.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-19 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Elizabeth J. - Estate of
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All claims against the estate of Elizabeth J. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON late of the City of Toronto, who died April 15, 2005, must be in our hands by Wednesday, January 31, 2007, after which date the estate will be distributed.
Dated at Toronto, this 6th day of December, 2006
William D. MARTIN
Estate Trustee for the Estate of Elizabeth J. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON
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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-21 published
OLIVER, Belle (née BURNS) (June 6, 1918-December 19, 2006)
Died peacefully in Toronto. Beloved wife of the late William H. OLIVER for 56 years until his demise in 2001. Loving and dear mother of Nancy and her husband Stewart SMITH, and the late Deborah Lynne. Loving and dear grandmother of Joshua and Luke, and sister of Phyllis BURNS and Maisie MARTIN. Special thanks to the staff of Central Park Lodge on Spadina Road, second floor. Private cremation. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 3-4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27th with a memorial service commencing the in chapel at 4 o'clock. A reception will follow in Bayview Room. We loved her madly.

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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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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-26 published
MARTIN, Thomas " Jary," M.B.A., P.Eng.
Passed away December 23rd, 2006 from complications arising from a harrowing, yet admirable, four-month battle against multiple myeloma. Jary's 62 years encompassed numerous achievements. Escaping communist Czechoslovakia with Eva, his loving and loved wife of 38 years, Jary was a loyal employee of International Business Machines Corporation for 35 years. In his short retirement, Jary devoted time towards creative endeavors including travelling, gaining certification as a Realtor, lending his handyman talents to Friends and extended family and, of course, pursuing his continued obsession with recreational tennis. Jary died surrounded by wife Eva, son Paul, and Tina. He is dearly missed. No funeral is scheduled, but donations to Jary's favourite charity, the Salvation Army in Canada, are greatly appreciated.

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OLIVER, Belle (née BURNS) (June 6, 1918-December 19, 2006)
Died peacefully in Toronto. Beloved wife of the late William H. OLIVER for 56 years until his demise in 2001. Loving and dear mother of Nancy and her husband Stewart SMITH, and the late Deborah Lynne. Loving and dear grandmother of Joshua and Luke, and sister of Phyllis BURNS and Maisie MARTIN. Special thanks to the staff of Central Park Lodge on Spadina Road, second floor. Private cremation. The family will receive Friends for a memorial service at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Wednesday, December 27th at 4 o'clock. A reception will follow in Bayview Room. We loved her madly.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-05 published
MARTIN, Pearl Edith (née SMITH)
Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Shelburne Site on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006, in her 96th year; beloved wife of the late Ernest MARTIN (1978;) loving mother of John (Jack) MARTIN and his wife Ruby of Caledon, Margaret THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and her husband Alex of Shelburne and Edward (Ted) and his wife Sharon of Orangeville dear grandmother of 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren predeceased by her brother Chester SMITH and her great-grand_son Todd. Friends may call at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville (519-941-1392) on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, January 6th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Headwaters Health Care Centre, the Alton United Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. A tree has been planted in memory of Mr. and Mrs. MARTIN in the Dods and McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 10th, 2006 at 2: 30 p.m. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-05 published
MARTIN, Dolores
Peacefully at Markham Stouffville Hospital on Tuesday, January 3, 2006, in her 85th year. Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. Dolores will be missed by all who knew her. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Ave. (at Howard Park) on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at Church of the Transfiguration, 11 Aldgate Ave. (Queensway and Aldgate Ave.) on Friday, January 6, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-10 published
LYONS- GORDON, Lorraine
Peacefully on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at Scarborough General Hospital at the age of 46. Beloved wife of the late Cleveland Wayne GORDON. Loving daughter of Kent and Antonica. Dear sister of Rae DONNER, Elvis LYONS, Pamela ANDERSON, Anne MARTIN and Florence LYONS. Lorraine will be sadly missed by Ryan and Daniel, her other relatives and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Friday from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at Scarborough Church of God, 3576 St. Clair Ave. E., Toronto on Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-10 published
PHOENIX, Howard Lloyd
Peacefully at Markham Stouffville Hospital on Sunday, January 8, 2006 at the age of 83 years. Howard PHOENIX of Cedar Brae, beloved father of Daryl PHOENIX and his wife Sherry. Grandfather of Kylie MARTIN and her husband Chris, Candice and Stephanie PHOENIX, all of Sunderland. Funeral Service in the Chapel of the Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton Wednesday at 10: 30 a.m. Memorial donations to Zephyr Missionary Church would be appreciated by the family.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-12 published
MARTIN, Imre
Peacefully at St. Joseph's Health Centre surrounded by his family and Friends on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at age 97. Predeceased by his first wife Helen and second wife Elizabeth. Loving father of Mike SCHWERTNER and his wife Emma. Dear grandfather of Martin. Imre will be lovingly remembered by many Friends whom he considered family. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at 1 p.m. If desired, donations to Covenant House or Salvation Army would be appreciated.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-13 published
KILLINS, Annabella " Ann" (née MARTIN)
Passed away on January 11, 2006 at Scarborough General Hospital, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth, loving mother to David and Mary Ann (David). Dear grandmother of Sarah. Friends are invited to the Ingram Funeral Home, 1055 Gerrard Street East (at Jones Ave.) for a Memorial Service on Saturday, January 14, 2006. Visitation from 2: 00 p.m. until time of Service in the Chapel at 3: 00 p.m. Special thanks to all the nurses and doctors at Scarborough General Hospital and Providence Health Care Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-16 published
Henry KOCK, 53: Consummate tree hugger
Horticulturalist instrumental in saving the elm
His own garden a testament to his passion for nature
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
It's difficult to think of someone 6-foot-4 as a wood sprite, but that was Henry KOCK. Or perhaps he was better catalogued as our very own Johnny Appleseed -- only the seeds he was spreading belonged to the majestic elm, whose distinctive silhouette is reappearing throughout the province thanks to him.
He was the public face of the University of Guelph's Arboretum and what a face that was. Normally staid journalists would wax poetic after encounters with the KOCK charisma: "With eyes the colour of dark moss, a graying black beard that birds could nest in, and a tall angular body, he reminded me of the Green Man, the pagan god of woodlands," the Toronto Star's Cameron SMITH wrote in 1998.
KOCK could enchant. His seasonal pruning courses were always sold out. His slide-show presentations -- culled from the tens of thousands of slides he'd taken and which he gave to any group that asked for them -- were inspirational.
"He was such a talented communicator. People would leave the show in tears," said Dave MARTIN, KOCK's brother-in-law and energy co-ordinator of Greenpeace.
KOCK made it easy to believe -- as he did -- that nature is often better left alone, our native plants are glorious species, pesticides kill, suburban lawns are an aberration -- he used to call them "intensive care units" -- and most of all, that nothing exists in isolation.
It's why he demonstrated with his homemade signs against the war in Iraq and attended every International Women's Day march in Toronto for the past 15 years, traditionally toasting that day's end sharing a bottle of wine with his wife, Anne HANSEN, on the Toronto Islands.
In addition to creating the Elm Recovery Project, he founded Guelph's Hillside Folk Festival, he helped start its local food co-op, the Guelph Environmental Watchdog group and the local branch of the Peace Petition caravan campaign. He was on the board of the Ontario Public Research Group. It was his idea to have the university host an annual organic food conference that has become the most important in Canada, if not North America.
KOCK, along with HANSEN, was a vegetarian, car-free, bought second-hand and only when necessary, and washed and reused plastic bags. Their home in an older Guelph suburb was kept at a sweater temperature but was known throughout town for its traffic-stopping front garden of conifers and ferns and wild strawberry cover, the sunflowers that lined the road, the old bicycle tube that hung from the branch of a tree. There wasn't an inch of grass, but there were some 400 species of native plants and trees.
KOCK called it his "hotel of the trees" and used to say it was a "bed and breakfast" for the 75 species of birds that visited his yard. He created his own forest in the backyard with rain water collected in barrels, a pond he and MARTIN spent four days digging out, and an old submerged bathtub he and Hansen would loll in on hot summer days.
But KOCK was running out of time. He had been diagnosed in July 2004, with glioblastoma multiforme, a particularly virulent form of brain cancer, and although he left the Arboretum, for the next 16 months he saw Friends, hiked with HANSEN, took his annual birding trip and rode his bicycle to Guelph's Saturday farmers' market. He spent his last month in hospital tended to by family and Friends. On December 22, about 70 of them gathered in the cold outside his second-floor window to sing Christmas carols.
KOCK was 53 when he died Christmas morning. His family placed an elm wreath on his chest. HANSEN covered him with paper hearts and threaded cedar, rosemary sprigs and paperwhites throughout his great beard. They rented the biggest hall in town, but it couldn't accommodate all of the 600 people who showed up for his memorial service.
An article in the Guelph Mercury two days after his death noted that KOCK "managed to touch thousands of lives locally and across Canada through his efforts to protect the environment." The same paper had published an earlier editorial about KOCK, entitled "The city will not forget."
He was born in Canada's chemical valley -- in Bright's Grove, outside Sarnia -- into a family that had run nurseries in Holland for generations. His pacifist parents came to Canada in 1950 after surviving wartime occupation, eventually starting a nursery. "Henry would say it was in his blood," said Dave MARTIN, who married KOCK's sister Irene, who died four years ago in a car accident.
KOCK graduated from the University of Guelph in 1977, but he didn't want to work in the family business -- or in any nursery for that matter. He'd already started taking a machinist's course when then Arboretum curator John AMBROSE hired him in 1981 to be a technician.
"I had heard about him," AMBROSE recalled. "I knew he had a different outlook on everything, but it was more than that. He was a special person. Any time you started talking to Henry about something, it was always connected to a bigger Earth issue."
Said his sister, Helen RYKENS, " Trees were his passion and he could run courses that promoted gardening he felt was better for the planet."
KOCK's idea of recreation was hiking, camping and white-water rafting, and it was on an Algonquin camping trip that he met HANSEN.
"He was wearing mismatched shoes and so was I and we both noticed it," she recalled. "Within 24 hours, we knew we were partners."
HANSEN continued to live and work in Toronto, moving permanently to Guelph only after KOCK's diagnosis.
She is organizing a springtime bike ride for KOCK, during which she will bring home his ashes.
"I'm going to return some of them to the trees he nurtured and who nurtured him during his illness," she said. Others will be scattered in the wilderness.
Then there will be a party for him in their backyard. " I'm going to make as big a deal as I can out of this because I think Henry would approve of people eating and drinking and enjoying his backyard."

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-18 published
STEFANOVIC, Sonja Natalia
Born January 6, 2006 at 3: 11 and left us at 3:46 p.m. Beloved first child of Scarlett and Boris STEFANOVIC. Cherished granddaughter of Dusanka and Cedomir STEFANOVIC and Laura and Peter RICKARDS. Darling niece of Nina and Jeff CARLTON and Amber and Rick BOLWELL. Baby cousin of Ryan and Grayson BOLWELL and Sophie and Jack CARLTON. Great-granddaughter of Bertha DUNDON and Shirley and Bazil KUGLIN. Will be missed and loved always. Special thanks to Midwives Marlene SAGADA and Lilly MARTIN and Dr. Y. BRILL. Sonja's birth will be celebrated at a memorial and reception on Saturday, January 21 from 1: 30 p.m. at Todmorden Mills, 97 Pottery Road in the Don Valley. www.toronto.ca/todmorden/about.htm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Riverdale Community Midwives and/or Toronto East General Hospital Family Birthing Centre are encouraged.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-19 published
MARTIN, William " Willy"
Retired Employee of City of North York - Works Department.
Suddenly on Tuesday, January 17, 2006. Willy MARTIN, dearly beloved husband of Betty. Willy will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his many family and Friends. Family and Friends may visit at the Demarco Funeral Home "Keele Chapel", 3725 Keele Street, 416-636-7027 (between Sheppard and Finch Aves.) on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service on Saturday at 10: 30 a.m. in the Chapel with interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-20 published
KENNEDY, Adelaide Cowie (née ARMSTRONG)
It is with great sadness that the Kennedy family announces the unexpected but peaceful passing of Adelaide, on Thursday, January 19, 2006, in her 79th year. For 55 years she was the beloved and dedicated wife of Harold (former City of Mississauga Ward One Councillor). Loving mother of Helen (Paul VAWDREY), Jane (Garry MARTIN,) Paul (Terri KENNEDY) and Mary. Proud grandmother of Jessica, Zachary, Harold Michael and Adam. Mrs. KENNEDY is resting at the funeral home of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd., 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (1 block west of Hurontaria St.), Mississauga, on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in Trinity Anglican Church, 26 Stavebank Rd. N., Mississauga, on Monday, January 23, 2006 at 11 a.m., followed by cremation. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Saint John Ambulance or Trinity Church Endowment Fund would be greatly appreciated by her family. Special thanks to the staff of Village of Erin Meadows.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-20 published
WILLIAMS, Lawrence " Larry" Joseph
(Member Knights of Columbus, Orillia Council 1428 and Past Faithful Navigator Monsignor F.K. Lee Assembly)
Suddenly, yet peacefully, at the Birchmere Retirement Residence, Orillia, on Tuesday, January 17, 2006, while talking to his loving daughter Pat as she comforted and assured him, in his 84th year. Larry WILLIAMS, of Orillia (formerly Lagoon City,) beloved husband of the late Jean Nona WILLIAMS (née LAIRD.) Loving father of Patricia and partner Marilyn SMITH of Toronto, Susan and husband Ken PAGE of Caledon, Paul WILLIAMS, Elizabeth and husband Hans MARTIN, Lawrence and wife Susan, and Christopher and wife Donna, all of Mississauga. Dear grandfather of Jessica, Michael and Mathew, Brian, Lynn and David, Mitchell and Justin, and great-grandchildren Jack and Celia. Brother of Myrtle, Austin, William, and Alfred, all predeceased. The late Mr. Larry WILLIAMS will rest at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West Street, N., Orillia, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Then to the Church of the Guardian Angels, Orillia, for Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday morning, January 21st at 11 o'clock. Interment will take place later at Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill, Ontario. Parish Prayers will be said in the parlours Friday evening at 6: 45. If desired, memorial donations to the Parkinson Foundation of Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcome at www.mundellfuneralhome.com

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-23 published
DOHERTY, Mary Kathleen (née McGUIRE)
Peacefully after a brief illness, with loved ones by her side at Georgetown Hospital on Friday, January 20, 2006 at the age of 91 years. Mary, beloved wife of the late Samuel James DOHERTY. Loving mother of Michael and his wife Carolyn of Stratford, Mary Ann "Molly" and her husband Wayne MARTIN, Roseanne " Rosie" and her husband Derek SMALL, both of Brampton, and of the late Charles and his wife Donna. Cherished "Grandma Sweet Pea" of Christopher, Darren and Jason DOHERTY, and Jennifer and Craig SMALL. Dear sister of Doris MINO of Newmarket. Survived by her nephew George MINO and his wife Judy. Special thanks to Dr. DIECHERT, nurses and staff at the Respiratory Care Unit of Georgetown Hospital for their special care and compassion, and the staff and residents at Southbrook Lodge for their wonderful care and Friendship over the last three years. Visitation at the Scott Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main St. N. 905-451-1100, on Tuesday January 24, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday at St. Jerome's Church (Chinguacousy Rd., N. of Steeles) for Mass at 11 a.m. Interment Assumption Cemetery. Sign an online book of condolences at Ebituaries.ca She was the sweetest, most loving and caring mother, grandmother and friend. Her memory will remain in our hearts Forever. God Bless you Mom.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-26 published
MARTIN, Mary (née PAUL)
Passed away peacefully on January 25, 2006 at The Princess Margaret Hospital. Cherished daughter of Chris and the late Stefka PAUL. Wonderful Mom of Monty, Marshall and Greg MARTIN. Devoted Baba of Quirin MARTIN- PARADISI. Beloved sister of Gerry PAUL and his wife Mary and sister-in-law Helen and her late husband Carl PAUL. Family and Friends may gather at Heritage Funeral Centre (50 Overlea Blvd.), 416-423-1000, on Friday, January 27, 2006 from 11: 00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral service on Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. at St. Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral. Interment Prospect Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. "A friend to so many special people"

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-28 published
MARTIN, Stewart Alexander " Stew"
Passed away peacefully, at Toronto East General Hospital, on Friday, January 27, 2006. Beloved husband of Vera. Loving father of Wayne and his wife Marilynne, and Paul. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Shelley, Sheryle, Ashley, Michelle, and his great-grandchildren Justice and Tray. Dear brother of Ron, and brother-in-law of Fred and Bob. Fondly remembered by his relatives and Friends. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main subway), 416-698-3121, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Tony Stacey Centre would be appreciated by the family.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-04 published
SMYTH, Veronica
At Norview Lodge Nursing Home on Sunday, January 29, 2006, in her 89th year. Will be lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews Veronica MARTIN (SMYTH,) Shannon COPPERTHWAITE, Bubsie PINTER, Linda ANGLE, Bill WILSON, Tom WILSON, Pat REID, Michael SMYTH, Heather SMYTH, Veronica LUSKUS and their families. Cherished great-aunt to her great-nephews Nicholas MARTIN, Stephen COPPERTHWAITE, Brad WILSON and great-niece Debbie JONES. Predeceased by her brothers William, James, Charles and Michael and sisters Mary, Annie, Winnie and Margaret. Also predeceased by her niece Meg CHAMPAGNE and nephew David WILSON. Veronica was the first female principal in the Montreal Catholic School Commission from 1966-1976. She was a co-founder of the Thomas Moore institute for adult education in Montreal. Veronica was very active in the Catholic Church for many years. Veronica had touched many lives throughout her life. Friends were invited to share memories of Veronica at The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers were said at the funeral home Tuesday evening at 7: 30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated from St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church in Port Dover on Wednesday, February 1, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Father Pio BEORCHIA celebrant. Interment followed at Port Dover Cemetery. Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Baldocks 519-426-0291

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-06 published
McCALL, Helen Frances
At Bay Ridges Long Term Care on Saturday, February 4, 2006 in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Rudy. Loving mother and friend of Lynda and her husband Robert MYLES, and Marilyn and her husband Allan KOWAN. Dear grandmother of Tanya (Rob) MARTIN, Jay McCALL, and Brett (Anna) KOWAN. Proud great-grandmother of Chase, Paige, and Isabella. Fondly remembered by Hilary and Austin ABBOTT, and Roland MYLES. Sadly missed by her many dear family and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village) 905-428-8488 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. The Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 796 Eyer Drive (Pickering), on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at 10 a.m. Interment in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Woodbridge. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-07 published
MARTIN, Raymond
Peacefully at Toronto on January 28, 2006. A private family burial has taken place. Washington and Johnston Funeral Directors.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-07 published
PANASIUK, Kenneth
Passed away peacefully at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Monday, February 6, 2006 at the age of 73. Beloved husband of Roberta and predeceased by his former wife Carol. Much loved father of Lawrence and his wife Jean and their children Joey, Michelle and Bobby; Donna and her husband David MURRAY and their children Carol (husband Dave and son Christopher), Stephen and Christine; and step-father of Christopher and Richard MARTIN. Dear brother of Fred and his wife Eleanor. He will be sadly missed by his extended family and Friends. A Celebration of Ken's Life will be held at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Monday, February 13, 2006 at 11 a.m., followed by a reception. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-08 published
MARTIN, Betty Lorraine
At Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre on February 6, 2006. Dear sister of Lois ANDERSON. Predeceased by her sister Jean and brother William (Bill). Fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Marion, nieces, nephews and their families. At Betty's request, no funeral service will be held. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements in the care of Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 416-488-1101.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-09 published
WOWK, Leonid
With great sorrow, we announce the passing of Leonid WOWK at his residence, on Tuesday, February 7, 2006. Dearly beloved husband of Nadia. Loving brother of Maria KONIK and her husband Michael of Oshawa and dear uncle of Victor KONIK and Dena MARTIN. Fondly remembered by his cousins Nora OSBORNE and family and Alexandra PAWLYSHYN and family and by many close relatives in Ukraine. Relatives and Friends may be received at the McIntosh-Anderson Funeral Home, 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service will be held in the chapel on Friday, February 10, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Thornton Cemetery. Donations made in memory of Leonid to a favourite charity would be appreciated.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-13 published
ROBERTS, Alan David " Dave"
Passed away peacefully, at his home in Burlington, after a hard-fought battle with cancer, on Saturday, February 11, 2006, in his 66th year. Loved husband and best friend of Cathy. Loved father of Paula BANKS and her husband Tim of Princeton, and Tracey ROBERTS- MAURIZIO and her husband Mike of Windsor. Cherished Poppa of Zach. Dear brother of Liz MARTIN and her husband Dave of England, and brother-in-law of Keith MUTCH of Wales. Slave to his canines: Rosie, Daisy, Ruthin and Lucy. Dave was a proud Past President of the Burlington Oldtimers Soccer Club. He was a friend to many and will be missed by all who knew him. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333), on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m., where Funeral Service and Reception will be held Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Dave would prefer that donations be made to the Salvation Army or Animal Aid (Burlington) in lieu of flowers. www.smithsfh.com "He'll never walk alone"

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-16 published
HILLARD, Carrie (née MARTIN)
Passed away at the Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston on Tuesday, February 14, 2006, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Ed HILLARD. Loving mother of Bonnie and her husband Rob, Bob and his wife Cindy and Jan. Dear nana of Jim, Heather, Andrew, Jacob, Mackenzie, Kate, Luke and Trevor, great-nana of Tyler, Zachary, Breanna, Eric and Kristine. Carrie is survived by her brothers Bill, Len, and Reg. Predeceased by her brother Gord. Carrie's family wish to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff at the Stevenson Memorial Hospital. Friends may call at the Innisfil Funeral Home, 7910 Yonge Street (Stroud), 705-431-1717 on Saturday, February 18th from noon until time of memorial service at 1: 00 p.m. As your expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Stevenson Memorial Hospital or to a charity of your choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at carriehillard@innisfilfuneralhome.ca

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-16 published
McCARTHY, Dr. John Russell "Jack" B.A., B.Paed., M.A., Ed.D., LL.D.
Passed away at Toronto on February 15, 2006, in his ninety-first year. He is survived by his daughter, Judith Ann MANSON and his grand_sons, Scott M. MANSON and J.J. MANSON. He was predeceased by his wife, Isabelle J. (ASQUITH,) by his parents, Sylvester E. (Wes) McCARTHY and Nellie M. (McGAR,) and his sister, Rita B. MARTIN. After attending North Bay Normal School, Jack began his teaching career in a one-room rural school in Lee Valley, near Webbwood, his place of birth. He later taught in North Bay and Kingston. Upon graduation from Queen's University in Arts he was the youngest person appointed to the Inspection of Schools Branch of the then Ontario Department of Education. After service in the Welland area, he was Inspector of Public Schools in Frontenac County, North York and Forest Hill Village. He held numerous positions in the Ontario Department of Education before becoming the first Deputy Minister of University Affairs. On behalf of the government, he played an important role in the development of new universities in Ontario and in the expansion of existing universities. Later, he returned to the Department of Education as Deputy Minister, where he provided leadership in the fields of curriculum, administration and organization. Upon retirement from public service, he became an Associate Professor of Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (UofT). Dr. McCARTHY holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen's University, B.Paed. (U of T), M.A. (Columbia) and honourary degrees of Ed.D. (Nipissing), LL.D. (McMaster and Queen's). He was recently named Distinguished Alumnus of Nipissing University. In 1949, he received his Master of Arts degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York. In 1952-53 he was the recipient of the William E. Pakenham Fellowship in Education from the University of Toronto which was tenable for a year of full-time study, again at Columbia. He was a member of two honourary societies in education, Kappa Delta Pi and Phi Delta Kappa, in chapters at Columbia. He served for several years as a member of the Senate of Knox College (U of T.) Dr. McCARTHY took an active interest in community affairs in Leaside where he resided for 44 years. He was an elder in Leaside Presbyterian Church, a former President of the Leaside Property Owners Association and was twice elected to the East York Board of Education, where he served one term as Chairman of the Board. Dr. McCARTHY was a skilled athlete in baseball, fastball and tennis. One of the teams he played on won an Ontario championship and was inducted into the North Bay Sports Hall of Fame. He served as President of the Canadian Education Association and was a life member of that organization. On a sabbatical leave in 1979, he attended the Institute of Education, University of London, England where he was named Visiting Scholar for that period. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 5: 00-7:00 p.m. Friday, February 17. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 2 p.m. followed by interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. A reception will be held in the Leaside Room of the funeral home following the interment. Thank you to the wonderful, caring staff of Belmont House and to Adella and Mayden, who participated so helpfully in Jack's life over the past year. If desired, donations to Belmont House, 55 Belmont Street, Toronto M5R 1R1 would be appreciated.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-01 published
MUNRO, Barbara Marie " Bobbie" (née BENN)
Peacefully, at home on Sunday, February 26th, 2006 in her 74th year. Loving and devoted mother of Marilou and her husband Peter LANGENHAN, Stephen and his wife Shari MUNRO, and Andrew and his wife Susan MARTIN- MUNRO. Cherished grandmother of Catherine, Michelle, Michael, Thomas, Katelyn, Andrew, and Matthew. Survived by her dear sisters Catherine COOPER, Marian and her husband Bill ABBOTT, brother Bernard and his wife Marion BENN, and in-laws Carol and Michael KILLORAN. Bobbie will be missed dearly and fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, family and Friends. Friends may call at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles), on Thursday, March 2nd, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Friday, March 3rd, from 12 noon until 3 o'clock. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church (3220 Bayview Avenue), on Friday, March 3rd, 2006 at 3: 30 p.m. Interment to follow Saturday, March 4th, 2006 at Fairview Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Ontario, at 12 o'clock. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences www.rskane.ca.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-02 published
BRYAN, Lorraine
After a valiant fight on Tuesday, February 28, 2006. Lorraine in her 60th year. Beloved daughter of the late Madgeline and Cornelius. Sister of Lucille BROWN, Alfred, Madge MARTIN, Harold, and Elizabeth. Will be remembered by Donald, Fred and Booties. Friends will be received at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village) 905-428-8488, from 10: 00 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2006 until time of Funeral Service at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Erskine Cemetery. Donations to the Toronto Humane Society would be appreciated.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-02 published
MARTIN, M. Lorraine
Peacefully in her sleep at home on Wednesday, March 1, 2006. Lorraine, beloved wife of the late Jim. Loving mother of Jim, Marilyn and her husband Gene BURJAN, and Bill. Dear sister of Kay, Mary, and predeceased by Al. Friends may call at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South (northeast corner of Yonge and Industrial Parkway, 905-727-5421), Aurora from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday. Service in our Chapel on Saturday afternoon at 12: 30 p.m. Interment Aurora Cemetery. In memory of Lorraine, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-04 published
LANE, Lawrence
Passed away peacefully, on March 1, 2006 at the age of 78, at Runnymede Health Care Centre. Beloved husband of Margaret Anne (née MARTIN.) Cherished father of Linda TRIBBLE (Phil) and Audrey PITMAN. Much loved Grandpa to Angela (Bill) and Joseph (Lisa.) Beloved brother-in-law to Jessie and Bob HOWARD of Stirling, Ontario. "Daddy - you will always be in our hearts" A Memorial Service will be held at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre - Mississauga, 1535 South Gateway Road (2 lights south of Eglinton, on the east side of Dixie Road), 905-602-1580 on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Please visit us at www.etouch.ca

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-06 published
PAUL, Carsto Dimitri
Passed away on March 4, 2006 at 98 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Stefka. Predeceased by his daughter Mary MARTIN and his son Carl. He will be fondly remembered by his son Gerry and his wife Mary, and daughter-in-law Helen. Dedo to Monty, Marshall and Gregory; Stephanie, Pamela and James; Melanie, Carsto (Chris) and Jordan; and 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation will take place at the Heritage Funeral Centre, 50 Overlea Blvd. 416-423-1000 on Tuesday, March 7th from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral service on Wednesday, March 8th at Sts. Cyril and Methody Macedono-Bulgarian Orthodox Cathedral at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sunnybrook Hospital, Canadian Macedonian Place or to a charity of your choice.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-08 published
MARTIN, John Arthur
The family of John MARTIN are saddened to announce his sudden death in Scarborough on Sunday, March 5, 2006. Beloved husband of Jean and loved father of Daniel John MARTIN of Houston, Texas and Connie and her husband Jim BODUCH of Ajax. Grampa of Danny and Cassie MARTIN, and Derek, Jennifer and Ryan BODUCH, and great-grandfather of Avery McCUE- BODUCH. Brother of Harold and predeceased by Frank and Joy. Family and Friends may visit at the Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 625 Birchmount Road (north of St. Clair Ave. E., 416-267-8229), Scarborough on Friday from 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate John's life and his presence with the Lord will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 2: 30 p.m., followed by a reception at Pine Hills. Private cremation.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-08 published
MARTIN, Marion Beatrice
Peacefully at the Peterborough Civic Hospital on Tuesday, March 7, 2006, in her 91st year. Loving mother of Ronnie, Marilyn and Garry. A loving grandma and great-grandma will never be forgotten. Friends may call at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Thursday, March 9, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Friday at 12 noon. Interment Resthaven Cemetery.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-11 published
COOK, Martin Brian
Suddenly after battling diabetes for many years, at the Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at the age of 52 years. Beloved son of Mary and the late Brian COOK. Nephew of Joseph MARTIN of Waterloo. Martin was well known for his sports athleticism. Honouring Martin's request, cremation has taken place, and a graveside service will be held at King City Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Marshall Funeral Home, Richmond Hill.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-11 published
MONAGHAN, Bridget
Peacefully at Soldier's Memorial Hospital, Orillia on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Daniel (1989.) Loving mother of June and her husband Ed ROGERS, Bonnie and her husband Sam MARTIN, Brian and his wife Sandra, John and his wife Gayle, and Bill and his wife Sandra. Predeceased by his sons Daniel and Gerrard and survived by his daughter-in-law Mary. Dear grandmother of 22 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Survived by her brother John DONNELLY and his wife Isobel of Scotland. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, March 13, 2006 at 1 o'clock at Nativity of Our Lord Church, 480 Rathburn Rd., Etobicoke. Interment Assumption Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-16 published
GROGAN, Louis
(Owner L. Grogan Auto Wreckers for 50 years)
Suddenly at his home in Caledon on Tuesday, March 14, 2006, Louis GROGAN, in his 77th year, beloved husband of Jean and loving father of Kenneth, Beth, Karen and Ralph. Dear brother of Emmet, Marjorie GIBB, Pauline HENNEBURY, Priscilla JONES, Jennifer CHAPMAN and Janet MARTIN. Cherished grandfather of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213), Friday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass will be held in Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 60 Allan Drive, Bolton on Saturday morning, March 18 at 10 o'clock. Interment Saint_John's Albion Cemetery, Caledon East. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Parish prayers Friday evening 8: 15 o'clock. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-16 published
MARTIN, James Donald
Peacefully, on Tuesday, March 14, 2006, at Meadowcroft Place, Mississauga. Reunited with his beloved wife May. James will be lovingly remembered by his many Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St. (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way), on Saturday, March 18, 2006 from 1: 30 p.m. until the time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 3 o'clock. Interment South Muskoka Falls Cemetery, Bracebridge. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Kidney Foundation.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-18 published
BROWN, Thomas Allen
(Former manager at Stroud I.G.A.)
Unexpectedly at Southlake Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 in his 59th year. Dear husband of Eileen. Loving father of Tina (David BLOXAM) of Keswick, Keith (Karen) MARTIN of Sharon, Gerry (Holly) MARTIN of Barrie and Nicola (Corey GERO) of Keswick. Cherished grandfather of Taylor, Evan, Josh, MacKenzie, Riley, Jake, Nicholas, Emily and Quintin. Dear son of Sybil and the late Ernest BROWN of Orillia and brother of Edward, Ruth (Karl) and Margaret (Thomas). Tom will be greatly missed by many Friends and relatives. Visitation from M.W. Becker Funeral Home, 490 The Queensway S., Keswick 1-888-884-4486 on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service from the chapel on Monday, March 20, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Queensville Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-21 published
MARTIN, John McLeay
Peacefully on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at Etobicoke General Hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer. Survived by his sister Robin MARTIN- FINGARSON. A Private Funeral Service was held on Monday, March 20, 2006. Donations to the Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-29 published
MARTIN, William " Bill" Francis (1915-2006)
Passed away peacefully in his own home on March 27, 2006 in his 91st year. Loving husband to Anne (McGRAW.) Devoted father to Cathy and her husband Gary McINERNEY and Pam and her husband Rob ABBOTT. Very caring grandfather to Garrett, Meghan, Zachary and Dawn. Brother to the late Joe MARTIN and Mary FARRELL. Born on June 1, 1915 in Markdale, Ontario on Irish Lake. Moved to Toronto where he worked for Carling O'Keefe. Bill shared a love for his family and enjoyed many conversations of the "old days". Known for his incredible ability to remember dates and events and admired for his sense of humour. Many thanks to the support and care from Doctor KWAN and the nurses from Oncology at Mississauga Trillium Hospital, Doctors of Toronto Grace Hospital, The Red Cross, V.O.N.'s, Dorothy Ley Hospice, Etobicoke Community Care and The War Veteran's Society. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Wednesday, March 29 from 7-9 p.m. and on Thursday, March 30 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on Friday, March 31, 2006 at 10 a.m. at St. Clement Roman Catholic Church, 409 Markland Drive, Etobicoke. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens, Rexdale. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Dorothy Ley Hospice.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-01 published
MARTIN, Dorothy Aileen
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 26, 2006 in Sudbury in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Fritz Victor. Dear mother of the late Lyn Elizabeth and predeceased by her brother Del VERNON and his wife Lois. Cremation. Interment to follow at Park Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Turner and Porter Funeral Directors, Yorke Chapel, 416-767-3153.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-01 published
MARTIN, John
Peacefully, after a lengthy illness, at Toronto East General Hospital on March 31, 2006. John, beloved husband of Shirley. Devoted father of John, Linda, Dian and Susan. Grandfather of 8 and great-grandfather of 1. Family and Friends are invited for a time of visitation on Monday, April 3rd from 12: 00-2:00 p.m., with a Funeral Service at 2: 00 p.m. at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 275 Lesmill Road, (416-441-1580). Donations in John's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by his family.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-01 published
ROGERS, Daniel William " Danny"
(February 16, 1928-March 28, 2006)
Beloved oldest son of the late Daniel and Iva Mary (MARTIN) ROGERS (late of Malton.) Brother of James (Jim) ROGERS of Coe Hill, Ontario, and Arthur (Art) ROGERS of Guelph, Ontario. Predeceased by sisters Gloria STAWIARSKI and Lillian McDEVITT. Father of Daniel (predeceased), Vivian (predeceased), Tom, Cindy, Philip, Lynda, Sherry (predeceased) and Patti. Grandfather of 18. Prior to moving from Caledon, Danny worked in the transport industry as a driver for M and P Transport. Graveside service and burial in Good Soil, Saskatchewan, Friday, March 31st, 2006.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-03 published
DANIELS, Kathleen Verna (MARTIN)
Passed away peacefully at North York General Hospital, on Saturday, April 1st, 2006, in her 92nd year. Kathleen V. MARTIN beloved wife of the late James M. DANIELS, loving daughter of the late Mrs. Emily KERR, dear sister of Thomas MARTIN and the late George KERR, dear aunt of Arlene, Mary and Margaret. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5th. Funeral Service in the chapel on Thursday, April 6th, at 11 a.m. Reception to follow in the Leaside Room of the Funeral Home. Interment Highland Memory Gardens.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-07 published
REAMAN, Kenneth " Kenny" James
Age 60 years, passed away peacefully on the evening of April 5, 2006 at his home in Coppin's Corners, in the company of family and Friends. Loving father of Ronn (Alison) REAMAN and Chuck REAMAN (Dana MARTIN.) Proud grandfather to Devon, Jared, Gavin, Slater, Nathan and Zachary. Friend and loving companion to Judy CATCHER. Survived by his mother Dora, his sister Gladys (Stan) Bateman, and fondly remembered by his first wife Carol REAMAN (MAYNARD,) nieces, nephews and many whose lives were touched with his never ending compassion. Resting at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge, (905) 852-3073 on Saturday, April 8th from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the chapel on Sunday, April 9, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Uxbridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Parkview Manor, Stouffville.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-07 published
TOMKINSON, David Edwin
Passed away at Oshawa General Hospital, Tuesday April 4, 2006. David TOMKINSON beloved son of Molly and the late Arnold TOMKINSON. Dear brother of Trevor TOMKINSON (Barb,) Glynnis TOMKINSON (Stuart MILL), Keith TOMKINSON, Kathleen (Derick MARTIN), Scott TOMKINSON (Sherry ROZDEBBA.) Uncle of Molly, Christine and Martin. Best friend of Kevin JESSUP. Friends will be received at the Allison Funeral Home, 103 Mill Street North, Port Hope, Saturday 12 noon until time of Memorial Service at 2 p.m. If desired memorial contributions may be made by cheque to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada. www.allisonfuneralhome.com

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-13 published
THOW, Alexander
(T.T.C. Retiree)
Peacefully at Winborne Park in Ajax on Tuesday, April 11th, 2006, in his 93rd year. Loving husband of Myrtle MARTIN. Dear father of Carolyn (Edward) and Alex. Loving grandfather of Andrea (Mark), Heather and Ken. Fondly remembered by his great-grandchildren Christian, Makenzie, Nathan and Jessica. Will be sadly missed by his dear friend Elinor KERRY and Peter JONES. Friends may call at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Friday, April 14th, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday at 1 p.m. Interment at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-14 published
CURRIE, Grace (née FARRANT) (1922-2006)
Peacefully at Etobicoke General Hospital on Thursday, April 13, 2006, Grace beloved wife of George. Dear mother of Ron and Shirley CURRIE, Markham; Beverly and Joe KENNEDY, Palgrave. Cherished grandmother of Stuart and Richard CURRIE, Heather and Denise KENNEDY. Lovingly remembered by brothers and sisters, Seaton and Doris CURRIE of Orangeville; Margaret and Gus MARTIN and Alice MacCRAE of Scotland; Jim FARRANT of Spain and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Saturday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday, April 17 at 2 o'clock. Followed by cremation. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Alzheimer Society of Peel, 60 Briarwood Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario, L5G 3N6. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-14 published
MARTIN, Jean
Peacefully on Tuesday, April 11th, 2006, at the Harold and Grace Baker Centre, in her 92nd year. Dear daughter of the late Mildred and Thornton MARTIN, and sister of the late Muriel MARTIN. Jean's family wishes to express their appreciation for the compassionate care provided by the staff at the Baker Centre. A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, April 17th at 11 a.m. at Caledon East Cemetery (Airport Rd., north of Old Church Rd.).

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-22 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Peter Beaufort
With dignity, after a full life, in his 83rd year, on April 7, 2006. Beloved husband of the late Yolande (Billie) née POWELL. Loving father of Tom (Sophie) and Angus, grandfather of Esme. son of the late Harold and the late Winifred (née MARTIN,) brother of the late Selby and the late Mary (COLLINS.) Born in Westmount, Quebec, educated at McGill and Harvard. Peter enjoyed a successful career in business, with 25 years at the Molson Companies. Throughout his life, he had a sharp and active mind. His incisive judgement and wit held up until the end. Thanks to the caregivers who provided support in his final years at home, and to the attentive staff in the Critical Care Unit of Sunnybrook Hospital. A memorial service will be held at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, at 3: 00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25th. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-25 published
RYAN, Joseph William " Joe"
At the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on Sunday, April 23, 2006. Joseph William RYAN, proud Veteran of World War 2 (North Shore Regiment) was the beloved husband of Vivian May RYAN (nee THURBER.) Dear father of Katherine Denise RYAN of Toronto and Robert Stafford RYAN (wife Bonnie) of Florida. Grandfather of Sarah MIGNARDI, Alicia MIGNARDI, Shannon RYAN, Danielle RYAN and Robert RYAN. Great-grandfather of Andrea, Julien and Kaylyn. Brother of Alfred, James, Wilbert, William, Ronald, Robert, all predeceased, also Margaret MARTIN of Oshawa, Edith BISHOP of Mississauga, Ruby PORTER and Elizabeth CURRIE of Nova Scotia. Brother-in-law of Rupert THURBER and Alice THURBER, both predeceased and Ethel Christina Joseph THURBER (husband Tony) of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. A funeral service will be held at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 2 p.m. Following cremation, interment Union Cemetery, Cobourg. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. If desired, donations in memory of Joe can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences to www.MacCoubrey.com

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-25 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Lorna Georgina (MARTIN)
Peacefully at Saint Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, on Sunday, April 23, 2006. The former Lorna Georgina MARTIN, of Sauble Beach, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of John. Cherished mother of Ruth and her husband Alec McCORMICK, of Toronto; Patricia and her husband Lynton STRATHDEE, of Stouffville; and Steven and his wife Mary, of Sauble Beach. Loving grandmother of Jonathan, Katherine, Carolyn, Lynnea, Bryan, Brett, David, and Mark. Sister of Violet MARTIN, of Toronto. Predeceased by her brothers Joe, Jack and George and sisters Maud and Marg. Friends may call at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach 519-422-0041 on Thursday evening from 6: 00 to 8:00 p.m. A service celebrating Lorna's life will be conducted from the Hepworth Baptist Church on Friday, April 28th at 2 o'clock. Interment in Zion Cemetery, Hepworth. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Hepworth Baptist Church would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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MARTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-28 published
BROUSSEAU, John Allan
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in his 60th year. Beloved husband of Louise. Devoted father of Alan (Greer BUCKINGHAM) and Lorne (Melissa BENES.) Loving son of Normand and the late Margaret. Brother of Ann (Dick MARTIN) and Debbie (John CRAWLEY.) 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 Monday, May 1st at 1 o'clock. If desired, donations to the Sunnybrook Foundation, Palliative Care Unit, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5 or Sick Children's Hospital Foundation, 525 University Avenue, 14th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8 would be appreciated.

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