MATARATZIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-26 published
SIDERIS, Helen
Peacefully at her residence on Saturday, November 25, 2006, Helen SIDERIS of London, in her 78th year. Beloved wife of Steve SIDERIS. Dear mother of Nick and his wife Jan SIDERIS, Lucie and her husband Ioannis MATARATZIS and Maria and her husband Iggy KEFALAS. Dear grandmother of Eleni and her husband Hugh MAI, Steve SIDERIS, Panos and Steven KEFALAS and great-grandmother of Emilia and Victoria MAI. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street (between Waterloo and Colborne Street) on Monday 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 131 Southdale Road West on Tuesday November 28, 2006 at 1 p.m. with Father Elias DROSSOS officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Prayers will be held at the funeral home Monday evening at 8 p.m. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation or Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. On-line condolences at www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. SIDERIS.

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MATCHES o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-01-05 published
PRINGLE, John Roy " Jack"
Passed away in Dryden, Ontario surrounded by his family on December 28, 2005. Beloved husband of Frances. Dear father of Karyl (Hans UELI) MULLER- PRINGLE of Switzerland, Nancy (Ford) LAKE of Minesing, Ontario, John (Marit) PRINGLE of Sweden and David (Laurie) PRINGLE of Sioux Lookout, Ontario. Grandfather of Franzika, Benjamin, Megan, Scott, Meredith, Sarah, David, Emily, Eric, Aneita and Alina. Fondly remembered by sister Ruth BRADY (Greg,) sister-in-law Marlene, special cousin Ivan MATCHES (Verna) and many special nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Bob and Glen. Funeral service took place on December 31, 2005 at the Dryden United Church.

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MATE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-23 published
MATE, Marilyn
In memory of our friend, Marilyn who passed on one year ago today, March 23rd, 2005. Judy and Alan.

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MATEER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-25 published
PERRY, Muriel Erna (née ALCHIN)
Passed away peacefully on Friday, April 21st, 2006. Beloved wife and best friend of Wm. "Bill". Daughter of the late Lewis and Erna ALCHIN. Sister of Lorraine and John MATEER. Sister-in-law of Doug and Rhoda, Verna and Roger, Marlene and Ron, and Irene and Squire. Aunt of many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Special friend of Mollie and June. Memorial service to be held at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre (275 Lesmill Rd., 416-441-1580) on Saturday, April 29th, 2006 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army or the Toronto East General Hospital Foundation.

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MATEFF o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-06-28 published
QUESNELLE, Donald
Peacefully passed away at the Huronia District Hospital, Midland on Monday June 19, 2006. Donald QUESNELLE of Port McNicoll, In his 67th year. Beloved husband of Donna. Dear father of Terry (Sandra VALADE,) Wendy and her husband Kevin MATEFF of Midland. Loving grandfather of Carrie, Kelly, Allison and David and great grandfather of Giovanni. Beloved son of the late Daniel Sr. and Janet QUESNELLE. Brother of Helen and the late Lloyd COOK of Barrie, the late Ella May and Ben SERBIN, James and the late Margaret of Midland, Annie and the late Buck MAGLOUGHLIN of Port McNicoll, Margaret and husband Leonard LA CROIX of Midland, Daniel Jr. and wife Rita of Penetang, Ernest and wife Annette of Midland, the late Nancy and husband Morris FOURNIER of Midland, the late Mark and wife Helen of Midland (and the late Beatrice), Charles and Sharon MOREAU of Port McNicoll, Deborah and Shawn MANDLEY of Brampton, Niece Charlotte and husband Jerome ST AMANT of Trenton. Remembered lovely by many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. No visitation or service will be held at Don's request. A Memorial Service will take place at Lakeview Cemetery, Midland on Thursday July 6, 2006 at 1 o'clock. Memorial Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Diabetes Association, the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the charity of your choice and may be made at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale. Expressions of sympathy may be made at lynnstone@sympatico.ca
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MATEJCEK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-11 published
COX, Esther N.
Peacefully at her late residence on Sunday October 8, 2006 of Esther N. COX of Battery Point Drive Stratford, Prince Edward Island age 79 years. Beloved wife of Lloyd S. COX. Dear mother of Heather DIAMOND, Carolyn (Jan MATEJCEK), Susan (Greg RUSSELL), and Janet (Steve DITMORE.) Grandmother of 12. Resting at MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel Charlottetown Prince Edward Island Funeral Friday from Trinity United Church, Charlottetown at 2 p.m. Interment in Sherwood Cemetery. If so desired memorials to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, or Trinity United Church would be appreciated. Visiting hours Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.macleanfh.com

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MATEJCHEK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-09 published
GOULD, Wanda Marie (WOODS)
Suddenly, at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, on Friday, December 8th, 2006 Wanda Marie (WOODS) GOULD of Main St. E. Otterville at the age of 66 years. Much loved wife of 48 years of Frank GOULD. Beloved mother of: Tammy GOULD of Otterville; Lorrie (George PRIDDLE) of Port Hope, Susan (Robert GLOVER) of Saint Thomas; and Kathleen "Kathy" GOULD of Otterville. Proud and loving grandmother of: Bradley Joseph Raymond MATEJCHEK and Franki Jo Marie HEINRICHS. Survived by three brothers: Ed WOODS (Joyce,) Thamesville; Norm WOODS (Joan), Forest; and Wayne WOODS (Zelda), Grand Bend and their families. Friends and relatives are welcome to meet with the family and share memories on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg (519-842-4238). Complete Funeral Service to celebrate the life and memory of Wanda Marie GOULD to be conducted on Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Verhoeve Funeral Home Chapel by Sharon QUIRT of Niagara Falls. Private family Interment to follow in the GOULD Family Plot at the Courtland United Cemetery. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the "Heart and Stroke Foudation" or the "Oxford Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals" can be arranged through the Verhoeve Funeral Home, Tillsonburg and would be gratefully acknowledged by the GOULD family.

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MATER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-20 published
MOORE, Garnet Laverne
A resident of R.R.#2 Oil Springs, passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at the age of 71. Born in Dawn Twp. son of the late Zack and Edna (MATER) MOORE. Garnet lived and farmed in Dawn-Euphemia Twp. all of his life. Beloved husband of Donna (BURR) MOORE. Loving father of Ross and Donna MOORE, Bryan MOORE, Scott and Elise MOORE. Loving grandfather of Janessa, Jayden, Brett, Alycia, Cortney, Bethany, Larissa. Dear brother of Elaine KELLY and Don CHARLTON of Blenheim, Don and Norma MOORE of Oil Springs. The MOORE family will receive Friends at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, 72 Victoria Street, Thamesville on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday, September 22, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Sharon CAMPBELL- RAYMENT of Oakdale United Church officiating. Interment Shetland Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to Oakdale United Church, The Oakdale Hall or Sarnia Lambton Victorian Order of Nurses would be appreciated. Online condolences and donations may be left at our website www.badderfuneralhome.com. "A tree will be planted in memory of Garnet MOORE in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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MATERIUK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-01 published
MULLEN, Margaret
Peacefully, at Middlesex Terrace Nursing Home, on Friday, March 31st, 2006, Margaret MULLEN in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late John MULLEN (1959.) Loving mother of Patricia MATERIUK (James) of London. Dear grandmother of Paul, David and Kathleen. Visitors will be received on Monday from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St. (south of King). The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10: 00 a.m. in St. Pius X Church, 777 Valetta St. Interment Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Monday at 8: 00 p.m.

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MATEUS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-04 published
ROBINSON, George Tyndall, C.D.
World War II Veteran of London
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital, November 1st, 2006 in his 85th year. Beloved husband of 62 years to Murdena Jean ROBINSON (BEATON.) Dear father of Joyanne (Bill) CROSTY of Cobourg, Randy ROBINSON (Anne PECKHAM) of London and Dena (Rob) BOWERING of London, grandfather of 5 special grandchildren, Bill (Dee) and Scott (Kim) CROSTY, Courtney (ROBINSON) MATEUS (Bruno), Jason and Julia BOWERING. Proud great-grandfather of Alecia and Billy CROSTY and Tyler CROSTY. Sadly missed by dear friend Nelly BAUTISTA, sister-in-law Joan ROBINSON of Lucknow and several nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the wonderful care givers at the C7-300 and palliative care units. You are true angels! At George's request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Private Family Interment at South Kinloss Cemetery, Lucknow. Donations appreciated to the Humane Society or London Health Sciences Centre and may be made through the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home Lucknow (519-528-3432)

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MATHANY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-05 published
KYLE, Grace Charlotte
Age 83 of Chatham formerly of Dresden and Port Lambton passed away on January 3, 2006 at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Public General Campus. She was born in Wabash, daughter of the late Ralph and Hazel (ANDERSON) KYLE. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Chatham. Surviving are two sisters: Marian WATSON of Port Lambton and Helen TOMPKINS of Wallaceburg; several nieces and nephews: Janet MATHANY, Erin and Lauren MATHANY, Craig TOMPKINS, Arlene and Bruce BROKER, Hanna and Caleb BROKER, Patricia and Patrick HENDERSON, Stephen and Sean HENDERSON and a very dear friend Lane DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service and committal service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Mike MARONEY officiating and Reverend Bob WHALLS assisting. Interment in Mayhew Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Thamesville. Memorial contributions may be made by cheque to First Presbyterian Church, Chatham or Port Lambton United Church and left at the funeral home.

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MATHANY 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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MATHANY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-28 published
MATHANY, Michael Douglas " Doug"
A resident of Wallaceburg passed away on Tuesday December 26, 2006 in London, Ontario at the age of 80. He was born in Wallaceburg and was a son of the late Edward and Annie Belle (BOWERS) MATHANY. Beloved husband of Theresa (McGRAIL) MATHANY. Loving father and father-in-law of Terry Lynn and Bill DECHMAN of Gander, Newfoundland, Mike and Cathy MATHANY of Chatham, Jean and Paul KILBY of Corunna, Patti and Terry CHORPITTA of Simcoe, Tim and Shelley MATHANY of Dresden, Ed and Marilyn MATHANY of Voorhees, New Jersey, Judy MATHANY of London, Ric and Rosalie MATHANY of Wallaceburg, Susan MATHANY of Corunna, Barb CARSON of Burlington, Jeff MATHANY of Sarnia, Kelly and Jeff ROVERS of Courtright, Doug and Kim MATHANY of Sarnia and Al BAJC of Sarnia. A special family friend Carol WHITSON of Corunna. Proud grandfather of 25 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Kind brother-in-law of Ruth MATHANY of Wallaceburg, Mary MATHANY of Bright's Grove, Mary McGRAIL of Wallaceburg, Liz PERRY of Chatham and Joanne McGRAIL of Wallaceburg. Predeceased by a daughter Ellen BAJC (2003) his brothers Roy, Lem and Willis "Bud" and sisters Jean MINIELLY and Betty BURR. Friends will be received at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home Ltd., 639 Elgin Street, Wallaceburg, Ontario on Friday December 29, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Knights of Columbus prayers Friday at 6: 45 p.m. Funeral Mass Saturday December 30, 2006 from Holy Family Church at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Riverview Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Kidney Foundation or may be left at the funeral home.

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MATHER o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-09-20 published
MATHER, Kenneth, W.
Passed away 24 years ago September 19, 1982.
So many ways our lives have changed
In the years since you've been gone
For like they say when loved ones pass
We living must go on
But sure as the sun in the blue sky shines
And with Spring comes flowers and rain
Your memory lives within our hearts and our love for you remains.
- Remembered always by The Family
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MATHER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-14 published
ECKHARDT, Eleanor Lillian (MATHER)
Passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Durham on Sunday, March 12th, 2006. The former Eleanor Lillian MATHER, of Durham, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late George ECKHARDT. Loving mother of Elwon and his wife Anita of R.R.#1 Priceville, and Bev and his wife Barb of Durham. Fondly remembered by her eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Tom MATHER and his wife Lavina of Hanover, Isabel BAUJARD of Hanover, and Jean McINTYRE of Durham. Predeceased by her sister Mary ODELL. Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Wednesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life for Eleanor ECKHARDT will be held at Durham Baptist Church on Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Spring Interment at McNeil Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
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MATHER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-04-22 published
McALISTER, Donald George
Passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Durham on Friday, April 21st, 2006. Donald George McALISTER, of R.R.#3 Durham, in his 66th year. Loving husband of the former Anna BROWN. Cherished father of Suzanne McALISTER of Williamsford and Trevor McALISTER and his wife Marla of Ayton. Dear grandfather of Dakota, Turner and Lady. Survived by his sisters Jean (Ted HOWEY,) Norma MATHER, and Glenna (Howie CASSELLES.) Predeceased by his twin sister Mary and his sisters Erla and Eileen. Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Celebration of Life for Don will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.

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MATHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-02 published
Jack MATHER, Actor (1915-2006)
Veteran player of bit parts gave up mining coal in Alberta to become 'just about the best voice man' in movies and television
By Carol COOPER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S7
Many know his face but few his name. A mainstay character actor, Jack MATHER appeared as the station master in Anne of Green Gables, the drunk in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television series King of Kensington, and the minister in Middle Age Crazy.
And while he spent a great deal of his career portraying characters on-screen, he began it by acting voices off-screen, on radio and television. As part of that, he brought puppets Dilly Dally and Flub-a-dub to life on the Canadian Howdy Doody Show.
"Jack was not only a member of the cast, he was a paramount member of the cast," said Alfie SCOPP, who played Clarabell the Clown on the show. "He was really a star in what he did. He was just about the best voice man I ever met."
The popular children's program ran for five years during the 1950s and followed the escapades of the puppet citizens of Doodyville, including its mayor, Phineas T. Bluster, and siblings Heidi and Howdy Doody. A studio audience of kids made up the Peanut Gallery, and each show began with: "Say kids, what time is it?" To which the gallery replied: "It's Howdy Doody time."
In addition to Mr. MATHER, James DOOHAN (later of Star Trek fame,) Larry MANN and Barbara HAMILTON all played key roles.
Not only did Mr. MATHER supply voices for the puppets, but he co-wrote some of the shows with Mr. SCOPP.
It was part of a career that spanned 60 years, during which Mr. MATHER made a solid living. "He was always there," Mr. MANN said. "You could depend on Jack and the Maple Leafs to entertain."
Mr. MATHER's resumé cites more than 2,000 television appearances during 13 years. He last performed, at 88, as Grandpa Max in the 2003 television movie Hunger Point. Often playing the nice guy, or the nice guy who goes mad, Mr. MATHER was particularly proud of his work in a death scene in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series The Campbells.
So well-known did he become that, in later years, he rarely needed to look for work. Instead, the work came to him.
His late success came from early persistence. Born in an Alberta coal-mining town east of Jasper National Park, Mr. MATHER grew up the second of four children in a family that owned a coal mine. As a child, he embraced his natural surroundings and attended local schools. As a young teen, he performed as a dancer at provincial exhibitions and appeared in amateur theatre whenever he could.
With few prospects during the Depression, Mr. MATHER became a coal miner. Following his shifts, he often drove to Edmonton to perform in theatre. In the early 1940s, he received a telegram from Esse Ljungh, a radio producer and director for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio in Winnipeg (and later the national supervisor of radio drama,) asking Mr. MATHER to work for him. With a wife and two young children at home, he accepted the offer.
"He said if he'd stayed in the mines, he would have died," said Janine MATHER, Mr. MATHER's daughter.
Regular radio and television work followed, and he moved to Toronto. Another move came in 1965 when he joined the exodus of Canadian actors who left for Hollywood because they were frustrated by the favouritism shown to British and American actors. On leaving Canada, Mr. MATHER left voice acting behind.
During his eight-year stay in Tinseltown, jobs sometimes came Mr. MATHER's way because he could ride a horse. He appeared in such shows as Daniel Boone, Bonanza and Gunsmoke. As well, Mr. MATHER, a lifelong teetotaller, often portrayed a drunkard or, benefiting from his ability with accents, a Norwegian cook.
A supportive Canadian expatriot community also saw him with work in Norman Jewison films. Agents helped, too; Mr. MATHER learned of work through rushed phone calls from telephone booths.
He returned to Canada just as the film scene was beginning to pick up, and he became part of it. Along the way, he wrote a series of short stories, never published, drawn from his Hollywood experiences.
Jack MATHER was born on December 8, 1915, in Mountain Park, Alberta., now a ghost town. He died on January 25, 2006, in Toronto. He leaves his wife, Kathleen, his son Grant, daughter Janine, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A son, Lorne, and daughter, Karen, predeceased him.

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MATHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-07 published
MATHER, Jack -- I Remember
By Julia MORTON, Page S9
Julia MORTON of North Bay, Ontario, writes about actor Jack MATHER, whose obituary ran on March 2.
Jack MATHER's daughter Karen and I were best Friends from our first meeting at Waterloo College in 1960. My best recollection of Jack was the day that Karen and I spent with him in Toronto at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation studios where he took us behind the scenes. Over the years, I had contact with him as my friend's dad and it was always fun to see or hear him on television or in movies. Silver Streak, in which he played a train conductor, has always been a favourite for that reason. I made sure that my children knew who he was. Sadly, Karen died of cancer in 2003 and the last time I saw him was at her bedside in Leamington, Ontario

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MATHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-23 published
CURRIE, David James
Surrounded with love, and his family by his side, David passed peacefully, on January 21, 2006, at Princess Margaret Hospital, at age 30. Beloved husband of Josephine (née HEDJES.) Loving father of Hannah and David Junior. A constant and loving son of Robert and Ivana CURRIE. Gentle brother of Jennifer, Diana and her husband Jim MATHER, Michael and his wife Bridgette, and Hailey. Dear son-in-law of Josip and Gordana HEDJES, and brother-in-law of Alma and her husband James PIERCE, and Christina HEDJES (Dave WEST.) Caring uncle of Michaela, Jadeynn, Jay, Olivia, Juliet and Tomas. David will be missed by all his family including his many aunts, uncles, cousins and Friends. With tremendous courage and strength, David inspired all of his family and Friends to live and love better, and blessed us all with his constant love and gentle nature. Friends and family will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home "Mississauga Chapel," 1981 Dundas St. W. (1 block east of Erin Mills Pkwy.), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Church of Croatian Martyrs Roman Catholic Church, 4605 Mississauga Road (south of Eglinton Ave W.), on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment Springcreek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David's memory to his young, loving family through a Trust Account. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 www.neweduk.com

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MATHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-29 published
MATHER, John H.
Died peacefully at home on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at the age of 90. Devoted husband to Kathleen for over 66 years. Father of Grant and Janine. Will be missed by daughter-in-law Sally, granddaughters Valerie, Lydia and Rhett and great-grandchildren Chayden and Rowan. By profession an actor, Jack worked in Theatre, Film, Television and Radio for over 50 years. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2006 at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (73 Simcoe Street) with a reception to follow. Visit www.etouch.ca or call 416-441-1580 for further details.

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MATHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-12 published
MATHER, Roy MacGregor
Passed away peacefully at the Tyndall Nursing Home on Monday, April 10, 2006 at the age of 90. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth. Dear father of Linda and her husband Peter PALMER and Elizabeth and her husband Steve VARGA. Loving grandfather of Carolyn and her husband Thomas KUTI, Gregory, Lissa, Jordana, Stephen and great-grandfather of Charlie and Samuel. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 11 a.m. Private Interment at Glendale Memorial Gardens.

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MATHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-27 published
MATHER, Doris Maud
Born September 28, 1919 in Brampton, Ontario. Passed away from heart failure at The Residence on Garrison Road, Fort Erie, Ontario on April 25, 2006. Predeceased by her siblings Gladys, Brampton, 1919, Irwin (Dorothy), Toronto, 1972, and Lloyd (Jo), Lakeport in 2002. She is lovingly remembered and will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews: Lloyd and Linda MATHER, Thornhill, Alan and Sheila MATHER, Toronto, Betty and John BENNETT, Norwood, Gordon MATHER, Calgary and John MATHER of Fort Saskatchewan. Doris is also survived by ten great-nieces and nephews: Laura, Karen, Stephen, Sarah (Davyd FUNK), Aimee, Adam, Lindsay and Jeffrey MATHER and Chris (Carol) and Gordon (Natasha) BENNETT. She deeply loved her great-great-nieces and nephews, Erika and Meleah BENNETT and Nathan and Liam FUNK. Doris leaves many Friends in Fort Erie, especially Karen ELLY, her dearly loved, wonderful, unofficial caregiver who made her last years pleasant and easy with her loving care and Stella HARDIE who was always there to help. Miss MATHER came to Fort Erie in 1949 following three years teaching in Waterford. She taught Home Economics at Fort Erie High School for almost thirty years, retiring in 1977. She loved to travel, cook, do needlework, garden, read mysteries, take pictures and spoil her family. Over her life she cared selflessly for many Friends and relatives. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie (905-871-0444) entrusted with arrangements. A celebration of Doris' life will be held on Saturday, April 29th with visitation from 1: 00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. followed by a service of remembrance and a reception. Doris will be cremated and her ashes will be interred in the family plot in Brampton at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.

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MATHERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-26 published
MATHERS, Bob and Vi (KIRK- McLENNAN)
In loving remembrance of our dear parents Bob (1959) and Vi (2000). Unseen, unheard but always near, Still loved, still missed, and very dear. Your love will always surround us, our children and grandchildren - June

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MATHERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-05 published
MATHERS, Spencer
In loving memory of my father, Spencer who suddenly left my life, 25 years ago today, February 5, 1981.
Also my loving Aunt Shirley (Junilla) who passed away one year ago today.
Sadly missed and never forgotten, Jeff.

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MATHERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-17 published
HARMER, Irene (SLATER)
Suddenly at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Wednesday, February 15, 2006, Irene (SLATER) HARMER of Ailsa Craig in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Bruce Edward (Ted) HARMER (2002.) Dear mother of Charles HARMER of Tillsonburg, Orca and Rodger JOPLING of Lindsay and Darlene and Gary A. BEIERLING of R.R.#4 Parkhill. Dearly loved grandmother of Melinda and Al CANNON, Jeffrey and Sheri HARMER, Andrew MATHERS and Anita MILLER, Tammy and Rod PARKER, Scott BEIERLING and Elaine CONNOLLY, Allen and April BEIERLING, Gary J. BEIERLING and Tammy TURNBULL and dear great grandmother of 10. Dear sister-in-law of Robert and Evelyn HARMER of Woodstock, Olive and John NEILSON of Parkhill and Marguerite SLATER of Ailsa Craig. Predeceased by brother Lyle SLATER and his wife Dorothy and brother Eric SLATER. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Resting at the T. Stephenson and son Funeral Home, Ailsa Craig where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 18, at 4 p.m. with Reverend Ken TAILOR/TAYLOR officiating. Interment Nairn Cemetery. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated. A Legion Service of the auspices of the Ailsa Craig Ladies Legion Auxiliary Branch 422 will be held on Friday evening at 6: 45 p.m. A tree will be planted in memory of Mrs. Irene HARMER.

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MATHERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-04 published
MOSES, Kathryn Marian
Of London and formerly of Grey Township passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at the London Health Sciences Centre. Born in Grey Township on January 23, 1943, Kathryn was in her 64th year. Dear daughter of the late James MOSES and Ethel MATHERS. Kathryn will be sadly missed by her loving family. Predeceased by her brothers Archie and Bill. Cremation has taken place. A private memorial service celebrating the life of Kathryn will be conducted at the Schimanski Family Funeral Home, 401 Albert Street, Brussels, with Reverend Cathrine CAMPBELL of Melville Presbyterian Church, Brussels, officiating. Interment of cremated remains at Brussels Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.schimanski familyfuneralhome.com

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MATHERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-25 published
MATHERS, Alfred and Alice March 18th and March 29, 2005
Briefly Alfred left you from down the hall,
Then as you lingered you heard him call,
Alice, our Lord awaits us, we must go.
Yes, the rest will follow, this I know,
For those who keep Jesus in their heart,
Those loved ones will never part.
For Eternity, Your Loving Family.

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MATHERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-07 published
IRWIN, S. Elizabeth (née MATHERS)
Peacefully at Woodstock General Hospital on Friday, March 31, 2006, S. Elizabeth IRWIN (née MATHERS) of R.R.#6, Woodstock and formerly of Lucan and Embro at the age of 84. Born near Bluevale on July 2, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Earl R. MATHERS and the former Margaret L. JOHNSTON. She married Clifford J. IRWIN on October 19, 1946 who predeceased her on May 26, 2000. Dear mother of Sharon and her husband Carl CLAYTON of R.R.#3 Woodstock. Loving grandmother of Shane and Dianna. At Elizabeth's request, there will be no public visitation or funeral. A private family grave side service will be held with Pastor Betty Jean PAGE officiating. Interment in North Embro Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock, 539-0004. On-line condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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MATHERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-15 published
ESCOTT, Grace Pauline (née DIMBLEBY- THURSTON)
(former member Rebecca Lodge, Saint Thomas, former member Royal Canadian Legion #15 Brampton)
Peacefully on Friday, April 14th, 2006 in Brampton wife of the late Roy F. ESCOTT. Dearest mother of Susan and her husband Don MATHERS and Lieutenant Colonial (retired,) Eric G. THURSTON and his wife Mary. Loving grandma of Richard, Molly, Jeffery and Jennifer and great-granddaughter of Noelle. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel" 52 Main St. S (Hwy 10) Brampton from 6-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral Service in the chapel on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Interment Dixon Union Cemetery. If desired a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Letters of condolence may be sent to grace.escott@wardfh.com

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MATHERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-07 published
MATHERS, Stephen E.
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Site on June 5, 2006, Stephen E. MATHERS of Sarnia in his 49th year passed away after a brief courageous fight with cancer. Beloved husband of Lisa (née WILSON) MATHERS. Loving father of Laura and Brad SPIERS of Petrolia, Stephen A., and Katlyn MATHERS of Sarnia. Cherished grandfather of Heidi SPIERS. Also survived by mother Dorothy MATHERS, and siblings Mary ZAVITZ, Patty HOPPER, and Jack MATHERS. Predeceased by father Roy, and brother James MATHERS. Steve worked at Basell Canada for 28 years, and was very passionate about sports and family. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Christopher's Roman Catholic Church on Friday, June 9, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2006 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the Gilpin Funeral Chapel, Forest. Interment at Beechwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society greatly acknowledged.

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MATHERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-05 published
LOCKREY, Harvey Ralph
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Monday, July 3, 2006, Harvey Ralph LOCKREY of R.R.#3 Thedford passed away in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Hannah (LARKIN) LOCKREY (1998.) Loving father of Michael and Freda LOCKREY of Thedford, Patty and Steve POWELL of Northville, and Jo-Anne and Richard LEWYLLE of Thedford. Cherished grandfather of Troy (Kelly,) Tracey (Drew), Todd (Jeannie), Selina, Clint, Travis, Brandie, and 4 great-grandchildren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law Martin LARKIN, Harry MATHERS, and sister-in-law Donna LOCKREY. Sadly missed by caregiver Kim BICE. Predeceased by siblings Nelson LOCKREY, Gladys LACEY, Orval LOCKREY, and Doris HILBORN. Funeral service to be held on Thursday, July 6, 2006 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Grand Bend at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation on Wednesday, July 5, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Gilpin Chapel, Thedford. Interment at Pinehill Cemetery with Father John KULATHINKAL officating. Memorial donations to the V.O.N. or Diabetes Association greatfully acknowledged.

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MATHERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-09 published
RIESBERRY, Deborah "Deb" K. (formerly TEDBALL)
Surrounded by her loving family at the University Hospital on December 6, 2006, Deborah "Deb" K. (TEDBALL) RIESBERRY of Saint_Joseph, R.R.#2, Zurich, Ontario, beloved wife of Bill RIESBERRY and the late Alfred TEDBALL (1989.) Dear mother of Steven (Susan) TEDBALL of London, Kathy and Greg WILLIS of Whitby, Patricia and Jim O'NEILL of North Carolina, Lorraine (Wayne) GIROUX of St. Catharines. Dear grandmother to Marissa, Brittany, Danielle, Katlin and Elyse. Sister-in-law of Jean MILLS of Kansas City and Eleanor MATHERS of Parkhill. Predeceased by brother Thomas MILLS. Resting at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street Parkhill where the complete funeral and committal service will be conducted on Sunday, December 10th at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Grant DARLING will officiate. Visitation 1-5 p.m. Saturday. Interment at a later date. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cancer 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. RIESBERRY.

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MATHERS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-01-18 published
McILHERON, Margaret
The family of the late Margaret McILHERON would like to take this opportunity to thank Drs., nurses and staff of Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, Creedan Valley Leisureworld Nursing Home, Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home for their efficient and caring services. Reverend Neil MATHERS for his uplifting message and to the pallbearers. Thank you to neighbours, Friends and relatives for food, flowers, donations and cards. Special thank you to Jack and Ella for being there at this difficult time and to Darren McCAIG for piping at the cemetery Thank you to the ladies of the Jubilee Presbyterian Church for the lovely lunch they served after the funeral.
Robert McILHERON
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MATHERS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-05-24 published
MATHERS, Russel David
Peacefully on Thursday May 18, 2006 with his family at his side at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie in his 62nd year. Russ of Wasaga Beach, beloved husband of Genie (née DUFF.) Loving and devoted father of Todd and his spouse Linda HECHTL, Kari and her spouse John MILLER and Daniel and his wife Heather. Dear son of Harry and Bea MATHERS. Caring brother of Alan, Marion and her husband Murray BEETLESTONE, Susan and her husband Bill IRONSIDE and the late Anne and her husband Sam DOMINELLI. Uncle of Blair, Dexter, Alana, Jennifer, Amarya and Celeste. Brother-in-law of Heather and Dennis DAKIN and their children Jason and Tara. Russ was a dedicated Funeral Director beginning his career at his family Funeral Home in Stayner followed by over 30 years with Turner and Porter Funeral Directors, Toronto. He will be sadly missed by all those whose lives he touched. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main St.) Stayner (705-428-2637) from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Service was held in the Chapel on Monday May 22, 2006 at 11 o'clock. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital Regional Cancer Care Centre, Barrie would be appreciated by his family. For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to www.generations.on.ca.
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MATHERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-27 published
JOHNS, Arthur Bartley, P.Eng.
At Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario, peacefully, on October 24th, 2006 at age 70 after a nine-month battle with Multiple Myeloma. Loving husband of Ruth (MATHERS;) devoted father to Brad (Carolyn ELLIS), Scott (Wendy MOORE), and Linda (Eric PRINGLE) very proud grandfather of Andrew, Michaela, Schuyler, Liam and Zachery; and brother to Rene (Charles McCORMICK.) Art graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1960 and earned his Masters in Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1961. Art joined Morrison Hershfield in 1962 and became President in 1991 and Chief Executive Officer / Chairman in 1993. Under his direction, the firm tripled in size and now has 11 offices in Canada and the United States. Art was distinguished by the Professional Engineers of Ontario when he was awarded the Gold Medal in 2002 and by the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers when he was awarded the National Gold Medal in 2003. Art coached little league football, softball, and hockey in his community; he chaired church councils at Hillcrest United and Cookstown/Thornton United; he served as a director of the Broadview Foundation; and sat on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity. Art loved golf, football, skiing, fishing, and cribbage. He was a talented artist and enjoyed cartooning. Art will be dearly missed by his loving family, Friends, and the communities he served throughout his life. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to all the doctors and nurses at Princess Margaret, Stevenson Memorial, and Royal Victoria Hospitals who provided excellent care and kind support. A celebration of Art's life will take place on Saturday November 4th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. at Cookstown United Church, 37 Queen Street (Hwy 89), Cookstown, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations to Myeloma Canada would be appreciated by his family.

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MATHERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-31 published
JOHNS, Arthur Bartley, P.Eng.
At Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie Ontario, peacefully, on October 24th, 2006 at age 70 after a nine-month battle with Multiple Myeloma. Loving husband of Ruth (MATHERS;) devoted father to Brad (Carolyn ELLIS), Scott (Wendy MOORE), and Linda (Eric PRINGLE) very proud grandfather of Andrew, Michaela, Schuyler, Liam and Zachery; and brother to Rene (Charles McCORMICK.) Art graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1960 and earned his Masters in Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1961. Art joined Morrison Hershfield in 1962 and became President in 1991 and Chief Executive Officer / Chairman in 1993. Under his direction, the firm tripled in size and now has 11 offices in Canada and the United States. Art was distinguished by the Professional Engineers of Ontario when he was awarded the Gold Medal in 2002 and by the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers when he was awarded the National Gold Medal in 2003. Art coached little league football, sof tball, and hockey in his community; he chaired church councils at Hillcrest United and Cookstown/Thornton United; he served as a director of the Broadview Foundation; and sat on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity. Art loved golf, football, skiing, fishing, and cribbage. He was a talented artist and enjoyed cartooning. Art will be dearly missed by his loving family, Friends, and the communities he served throughout his life. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to all the doctors and nurses at Princess Margaret, Stevenson Memorial, and Royal Victoria Hospitals who provided excellent care and kind support. A celebration of Art's life will take place on Saturday November 4th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. at Cookstown United Church, 37 Queen Street (Hwy 89), Cookstown, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations to Myeloma Canada would be appreciated by his family.

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MATHERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-03 published
JOHNS, Arthur Bartley, P. Eng.
At Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario, peacefully, on October 24th, 2006 at age 70 after a nine-month battle with Multiple Myeloma. Loving husband of Ruth (MATHERS;) devoted father to Brad (Carolyn ELLIS), Scott (Wendy MOORE), and Linda (Eric PRINGLE) very proud grandfather of Andrew, Michaela, Schuyler, Liam and Zachery; and brother to Rene (Charles McCORMICK.) Art graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1960 and earned his Masters in Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1961. Art joined Morrison Hershfield in 1962 and became President in 1991 and Chief Executive Officer / Chairman in 1993. Under his direction, the firm tripled in size and now has 11 offices in Canada and the United States. Art was distinguished by the Professional Engineers of Ontario when he was awarded the Gold Medal in 2002 and by the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers when he was awarded the National Gold Medal in 2003. Art coached little league football, softball, and hockey in his community; he chaired church councils at Hillcrest United and Cookstown/Thornton United; he served as a director of the Broadview Foundation; and sat on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity. Art loved golf, football, skiing, fishing, and cribbage. He was a talented artist and enjoyed cartooning. Art will be dearly missed by his loving family, Friends, and the communities he served throughout his life. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to all the doctors and nurses at Princess Margaret, Stevenson Memorial, and Royal Victoria Hospitals who provided excellent care and kind support. A celebration of Art's life will take place on Saturday November 4th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. at Cookstown United Church, 37 Queen Street (Hwy 89), Cookstown, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations to Myeloma Canada would be appreciated by his family.

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MATHERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-13 published
Art JOHNS, Engineer (1936-2006)
He was an fervent and proselytizing pipes-wires-and-beams sort of engineer who transformed one of Canada's largest firms and, in the process, rose to become its chairman
By Noreen SHANAHAN. Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S7
If Art JOHNS were a teacher and we were his students, he'd stand before us with a piece of chalk in his hand and the first word he'd write on the blackboard would be "Engineer." He'd be a patient teacher, guiding us with his knowledge rather than attacking our ignorance.
But Art JOHNS wasn't a teacher, he was an engineer and former chairman of the Canadian consulting firm Morrison Hershfield who spent an enormous amount of time dusting off the engineer image and guiding it into the light from beneath the shadow of the architect. Pipes, wires, and beams may not be as pretty as the building itself, he'd likely say, but they are the stuff that keep the works working and the public safe. And what is this thing, engineering?
"You're sitting in it. You just ate it. You were entertained by it," Mr. JOHNS once told an awards audience. "You drove in it. You may have flown in it. You ride in it. You wear it. You listen to it and talk into it. You drink it and you breathe it. It warms you and it cools you. It's everywhere you live."
According to Ron Wilson, Morrison Hershfield Chief Executive Officer and Art JOHNS's successor, Mr. JOHNS took the profession's responsibilities very seriously. "Engineers have a duty to protect the public, much like doctors have a duty to protect individuals from a health concern. Engineers probably save more lives than doctors and so, from a humanitarian perspective moving society forward and making it more successful, engineers play a very significant role. But most engineers tend to forget that, because they're down in the details, working out the problems."
Art JOHNS grew up in Scarborough, Ontario, as the son of British immigrants. His father, Charles, was from Manchester, while his mother, Josephine, was born in Belfast. His father had arrived in Canada with nothing, worked hard until he owned a parking lot in downtown Toronto and was determined that his son would get a good education.
Young Art did well in high school, where he excelled at football. The JOHNS family likes to tell a story about how he won the high school football finals on a decidedly soggy field. The team blasted to success at the same time that Hurricane Hazel blasted through Toronto in 1954. "They continued playing in mud and water, and only after the game was won did they realize how severe the storm really was," said his son, Brad JOHNS.
When it was over, he left arm in arm with Ruth MATHERS, his high school sweetheart, whom he married soon after graduation.
Mr. JOHNS attended the University of Toronto and in 1960 earned a degree in civil engineering. Two years later, he received his masters at the University of Illinois and began work for Morrison Hershfield.
Mr. JOHNS's greatest feat was also one of the first tests of his career. As a newly minted engineer, he was made responsible for the structural design and site supervision of the massive Medical Science Building at the University of Toronto. He was 29 years old.
According to Janet Jensen, marketing co-ordinator for Morrison Hershfield, Mr. JOHNS was scared to death by the huge responsibility and said it was as though he had been thrown into a deep pool. He was sustained, however, by the thought that the company's founders stood at the edge. He said they were ready to pull him out if necessary, but otherwise let him get on with the job. He soon became a principal in the firm.
Over the years, he also designed and inspected towers for Bell Canada, Canadian National and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from coast to coast, and worked on the structural design of the Stratford Festival Theatre, the Memorial University Health Sciences Complex in Saint_John's, several Sears stores, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation head office in Ottawa, buildings at universities in Saskatchewan and Sudbury, plus large supermarkets for the Dominion and Steinberg's chains.
Understandably, his work demanded a great deal of travel. In 1967, he was closely involved in work on the Air Canada and Ontario pavilions at Expo in Montreal, and found himself on projects in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Sioux City, Iowa, as well as the Carmichael Falls Power Dam in Northern Ontario.
For all that, Art JOHNS was firmly rooted in the Toronto landscape during a time when the city was wildly expanding, architecturally. Among other projects, he engineered the Etobicoke Olympium complex and its Olympic-size pool, and handled the restoration of the Gardiner Expressway.
In his years at the firm he was, at various times, president, Chief Executive Officer and chairman. He played a significant part in the growth of the firm after 1986 and saw it triple in size, quadruple its revenues, and expand into the U.S. market. Today, it has nearly 600 employees in 11 offices across North America.
Art JOHNS received two important awards during his career -- a gold medal from Ontario engineers in 2002, and another from the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers in 2004. Most recently, he worked as an investigator and witness, providing expert testimony on construction and design. He appeared in pre-trials, discoveries, mediations and court on several occasions in Canada and the United States. He was also a strong supporter of a process called alternative dispute resolution, which is used to mediate construction disputes involving owners, designers, and contractors.
As a thinking man's engineer, he published a number of papers for the firm, including a study on the aftermath of the collapse of the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001. "The safety and survival of people housed or working in our buildings will take priority over our chattels," he wrote. "Some will question the safety of all tall buildings and others will seriously reconsider whether or not the very top floors are indeed prestigious and premium space."
Like the engineer he was, Mr. JOHNS carefully regarded the whole picture and not just the towers. "The destruction extended beyond buildings to the utilities and infrastructure in Manhattan. Power, sewers, water mains, telecommunications, transit and road networks were disrupted. Fire safety for both the survival of structures and evacuation of people has now become different challenges for engineers."
According to the nominators for his 2004 award, Mr. JOHNS also influenced such practices as changes to building codes and promoted Canadian engineering skills in the global market.
Privately, he also sat on the board of directors and was chair of the procurement committee of Habitat for Humanity and was involved in building a house for the charity in Alliston, Ontario
Mr. JOHNS retired from Morrison Hershfield in 2005, after 44 years in the firm. Three days later, he was diagnosed with cancer. "Never write your last day of work in your day timer," he told his daughter, Linda PRINGLE.
Arthur Bartly JOHNS was born in Scarborough, Ontario in 1936. He died at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario on October 24, 2006, after a nine-month battle with multiple myeloma. He was He is survived by his wife, Ruth, sons Brad and Scott, and daughter, Linda. He also leaves his sister, Rene, and grandchildren Andrew, Michaela, Schuyler, Liam, and Zachary.

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MATHERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-15 published
ESCOTT, Grace Pauline (née DIMBLEBY- THURSTON)
(Former member Rebekah Lodge, Saint Thomas, former member Royal Canadian Legion Branch no. 15, Brampton.)
Peacefully on Friday, April 14, 2006 in Brampton. Wife of the late Roy F. ESCOTT. Dearest mother of Susan and her husband Don MATHERS and Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Eric G. THURSTON and his wife Mary. Loving Grandma of Richard, Molly, Jeffrey, and Jennifer and great-granddaughter Noelle. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, on Monday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Tuedsay at 1 p.m. Interment Dixon Union Cemetery. If desired, a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Letters of condolence may be sent to grace.escott@wardfh.com.

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