PATTINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-26 published
SPECK, Doris Blanche (PATTINSON)
Peacefully on Friday, March 24, 2006 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Doris PATTINSON beloved wife of the late Howard SPECK of Clarkson. Loving mother of Joan and Ruth. Dear sister of John PATTINSON and the late Enid SPECK. She will be dearly missed by her many nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 N. of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday evening. A Private Family Service will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 followed by interment at Springcreek Cemetery, Clarkson. In remembrance, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.

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PATTISON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-04 published
GILBANK, Margaret (née PATTISON)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre in Owen Sound on Friday morning November 3, 2006. In her 88th year, Margaret GILBANK (née PATTISON,) the beloved wife of the late Wilfred Charles Palmer GILBANK. The loving mother of Frederick and his late wife Shirley, and Janice and her husband Paul LEFNESKI. Proud grandmother of Joshua, Matthew, Amy and Jacob and step-grandchildren Dawn and Robert. Step-great-grandmother of Keara and Nadin. Predeceased by her brother Ben and three sisters Mary, Selena and Jenny. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday afternoon at 1 p.m. Rev. Cathy HIRD officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either the Arthritis Society, the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society Breast Research would be appreciated by the family.

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PATTISON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-11 published
BURDEN, John " Jack"
Of Saint Thomas, on Sunday, April 9, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 71st year. Beloved husband of the late Edith BURDEN (2003) and dearly loved partner of Kay BAKER and her children Faye, Debbie and Don. Much loved father of Teena VANEGGLEN and Paul BRAY of Port Stanley, Debbie and Mike JANES, Jackie BUOTE and Jay SHARKEY and Cindy and Mike BAXTER, all of Saint Thomas and John BURDEN Jr. of London. Loved grandfather of David and Jason VANEGGELEN, Mark BUOTE, Melanie and Billy JANES, Eleisha PARKER and Bradley (B.J.) BURDEN and great grandfather of Ryan VANEGGELEN. Dear brother of Mary FACEY of London, Robert BURDEN of London, Betty and Wayne CURTIS of Saint Thomas, Judy and Henry HENRI of London and Vicky and Percy PATTISON of British Columbia. Predeceased by 5 brothers Donald, Bud, Jim, Pete and Chuck and a sister Marjorie and a great-granddaughter Hailey Marie LYNCH. Also survived by several nieces and nephews, aunts, cousins and extended family. Jack was born in London on April 2, 1936, the son of the late J. Oscar and Dorothy BURDEN. He worked over 27 years at Ford Motor Company of Canada, was a member of the C.A.W. and an associate member of Branch 410 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Port Stanley. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas, where funeral service will be held Thursday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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PATTISON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-07 published
PATTISON, John " Bud"
Longtime employee of the Continental Insurance Company, passed away peacefully at the Huronia District Hospital, Midland on Sunday, January 1st, 2006. Beloved husband and best friend of Ruth. Dear father of Gary and wife Kathy, Len and partner Eric, Lori and husband Mike. Father-in-law of Andrea. Loving grandpa of Erin, Jesse, Riley, Jamie and Shane. Son-in-law of Arthur WILLEY. Cremation has taken place. A family interment will take place atSouth Valentia Cemetery, Little Britain at a later date.

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PATTISON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-28 published
BUCHANAN, Doris May (née KITNEY) (1915-2006)
Known to family and Friends as Dottie, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 26, 2006 at the Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, in her 91st year. Daughter of the late Jim and Hilda KITNEY of Cooksville. Beloved wife of the late Robert (Bob) BUCHANAN, loving sister of Gladys MAXWELL and brother-in-law the late Kenneth MAXWELL. Sadly missed by her nephew David MAXWELL and his wife Carolyn, niece Betty (Janey) PATTISON and her husband Barry and their families. Dottie will be fondly remembered by the Buchanan families and her many Friends. The funeral service to celebrate Dottie's life and faith will be held in the chapel of the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Monday, January 30, 2006 at 11 a.m. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Immediately following the service a reception will be held in the Kuntz House of the funeral home. Interment in Woodland Cemetery. Donations in Dottie's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, or the Diabetes Association and can be arranged through the funeral home. Condolences/Donations/Flowers www.edwardrgood.com 519-745-8445

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PATTON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-03-15 published
WRIGHT, Eldon
Eldon WRIGHT passed away at the Lee Manor Nursing Home, Owen Sound on Friday, February 24, 2006 in his 79th year. Formerly of Dundalk, he and his wife Adelene, were residents there for a few months, following a lengthy stay in Markdale hospital.
Born April 22, 1927 he was the youngest son of three to William and Emily (RICH) WRIGHT, South Line, Osprey. He remained living with his mother following the death of his father on December 29, October 5, 1957 he married Adelene MUIR who survives. They lived in the family home while his mother lived in a home built on the farm property. Later they moved to Dundalk on Main Street West and following the passing of his brother, Harry, moved to the residence on Victoria Street.
Surviving besides his wife are two sisters-in-law, Violet (WRIGHT) RAWLINGS of Maxwell and Rosetta MUIR of Dundalk; nieces and nephews on the WRIGHT side are Wayne WRIGHT and Sharon HARRISON. On the Muir side are Jim, Jack, Ron, Bob MUIR, Marion JOHNSON, Fred, Harvey, Jim LANGFORD and two nieces in the U.S.
He was predeceased by his parents, brothers Harry, October 1980 and his wife Audrey, May 1973, and brother Arthur, February 7, 1961.
The body rested at the McMillan Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk where the funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon, February 28 with spring interment in Maxwell Cemetery. Rev. Janet ERIKSEN of Dundalk United Church conducted the service, followed by refreshments and a social time in the church parlor.
Pallbearers were three nephews, Wayne WRIGHT, Jim MUIR, Fred LANGFORD and three cousins, Laverne GRUMMETT, MAC McLAREN and Doran PATTON. Flowerbearers were Sharon HARRISON and Debbie WRIGHT.
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PATTON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-28 published
McKENZIE, Charles Robert
At Birmingham Lodge, Mount Forest on Tuesday, December 26, 2006. Charles Robert McKENZIE of Mount Forest, formerly of Holstein and Dromore in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of the late Doris (PATTON) McKENZIE. Loved father of Murray McKENZIE and wife Laurie of Southgate Township, Don McKENZIE and wife Anne of Southgate Township and Lois WRIGHT and husband Harold of R.R.#1, Hanover. Loving grandfather to 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Special uncle to Vernon PATTON and wife Lisa of Orangeville. Brother-in-law of Doreen McKENZIE of Toronto. Predeceased by brother Ross McKENZIE, infant sister Charlotte and granddaughter Colleen McKENZIE. Friends may call at the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Thursday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, December 29th at 2: 00 p.m. Interment at Amos Cemetery, Dromore. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Amos Presbyterian Church, Dromore would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be made at www.hendrickfuneralhome.com

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PATTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-28 published
JOHNSTON, Maxine Jessie (née WOODFORD)
Passed away peacefully on Friday, January 27, 2006 at London Health Sciences Centre-Westminster Campus. Beloved wife of the late Donald (Moe) JOHNSTON (1991.) Loving mother and friend of Debbie (Wayne) PATTON. Cherished grandmother of Shaun (Scott) PATTON. Dear sister of Robert WOODFORD of Saint Thomas and the late Marie WILSON, Thomas WOODFORD, Frances PITZ. Maxine will be missed by many nieces, nephews and their families. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be on Monday, January 30, 2006 at 4 p.m. Cremation to follow. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In remembrance, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated. On-line condolences are available through www.memorial-funeral.ca. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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PATTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-15 published
EVENDEN, Jessie
Peacefully at Longworth Nursing Home, London, Ontario On Monday, March 13, 2006, Jessie EVENDEN of London in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Albert Roy EVENDEN (1999.) Loving mother of Sylvia and Ron PATTON of London, Ronald and Jill EVENDEN of Oregon, U.S.A. and Doreen and Russ MECKLING of London. Dearly loved by 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by 4 sisters and 3 brothers. A Celebration of Jessie's Life will be held at Saint Anne's Anglican Church, Byron on Thursday, March 16, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Bruce POCOCK officiating. Cremation with interment Saint Anne's Church Cemetery. Donations to the Alzheimer Society gratefully acknowledged. "On-line condolences are available through www.mcfarlane-roberts.ca".

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PATTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-06 published
FARRELL, Albert Nelson " Bud"
Suddenly at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital on Thursday, May 4th, 2006, Albert Nelson "Bud" FARRELL in his 73rd year of London, formerly of Chatham. Beloved husband of Laura C. (GOWAN) FARRELL. Cherished father of Mrs. Vicki PADDOCK, stepfather of Laurie PATTON and Jim PATTON. Loving grandfather of Keith, Richard, Brock, Wade, Leanna, Jim and Tanya. Albert will be sadly missed by nieces and nephews. Dear brother of Rita, Mary and Dorothy. Predeceased by parents; Mary Catherine GILLMAN, James Cyril FARRELL, by sisters; Kathleen, Helen and by brothers James and Robert. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be on Monday, May 8, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In remembrance, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be gratefully appreciated.

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PATTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-28 published
WATSON, Sharon Carol (née PATTON)
Passed away peacefully at her residence on Wednesday, September 27, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Frank WATSON. Loving mother of Terry WATSON, Rick WATSON and Kim WATSON. Cherished grandmother of Christopher WATSON. Sharon will also be survived by sisters Bonnie and Brenda, step-father Ivan ROLLINS and long time friend and care giver Robert KEIGHTLEY. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London for visitation on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Friday, September 29, 2006 at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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PATTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-27 published
ARCHER, Marjorie Ethel (née ROOT)
At Woodstock General Hospital on Saturday, November 25, 2006. Marjorie Ethel ARCHER (née ROOT) of Chieftain Street and formerly of Winnett Street, Woodstock in her 87th year. Beloved wife of Robert "Bob" Samuel ARCHER. Dear mother of Susan MARCOUX and her husband Kevin of Acton. Loved grandmother of Sarah, Leanne and Curtis. Dear sister of Gladys PATTON, Bert ROOT and his wife Margy all of London and Winnie WILSON and her husband David of Foldens. Predeceased by 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Marjorie was a member of the Dundas St. United Church United Church Women for several years. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (519-539-0004) on Tuesday 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 Rev. John BROWN officiating. Interment in the Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions to the Dundas St. United Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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PATTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-30 published
PATTON, Jack
In loving memory of our dear Dad, Jack, who passed away November 30th, If we could have but one wish,
The one dream that would come true,
We would wish with all our hearts,
For one yesterday and you.
Remembered and sadly missed by Sonya, Kyle, Sharron and John.

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PATTON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-03-22 published
PATTON, Robert " Smokey"
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 15, 2006 at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood at the age of 67. Bob of New Lowell, beloved husband of Sandra. Loving father of Kelly and her husband Myles MORRISH, Bob Jr. "Nip" and his wife Kim and Michelle and her husband Claudio DI CAMILLO. Grandpa of Mike, Mack and Claudia. Dear brother of Bill PATTON and his wife Nora of New Lowell and Jack PATTON and his wife Carla of Kelowna, British Columbia. Also survived by his mother-in-law Nora SNOW and his niece and nephews. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main St.), Stayner (705-428-2637) from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. on Saturday March 18, 2006. Funeral Service was held at the New Lowell United Church, County Road 9, New Lowell on Sunday March 19, 2006 at 2 o'clock. Spring interment New Lowell Cemetery. If desired, donations in Bob's memory may be made to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation, Clearview Fire Department - New Lowell Station #3 or the Hospital for Sick Children. For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to www.generations.on.ca.
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PATTON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-03-29 published
PATTON, Robert " Smokey"
Thank you is a very small word but is filled with love when we express it for all that was done for Robert "Smokey" PATTON during his illness and the celebration of his life on March 19th at New Lowell United Church. To all who brought food, sent flowers, cards, phone calls or just a gentle hug we were truly grateful. The donations in Bob's memory will be a lasting reflection on his kind, gentle life. To Rev. Tony RENNETT, Rev. Laura TURNBULL, Leslie BURKHOLDER, Cathy DUNLOP and the people that spoke so kindly of Bob during the beautiful and lasting memorial service we say thank you. A special hug for Claudia DICAMILLO, Bob's only granddaughter for the fitting poem she recited at the service. A thank you to the New Lowell Legion for the reception that followed the service. Finally to Paula and Shawn DAVIDSON for their care and understanding as they walked with us through this time of sorrow and grief. The family of Robert "Smokey" PATTON appreciated all the love and care that was bestowed upon them during this difficult time.
Sincerely, Sandra PATTON and family.
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PATTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-10 published
REFORD, Robert William (May 1, 1921-May 9, 2006)
Robert (Bob) REFORD passed away peacefully at home on May 9th, just a week after being honoured at his 85th birthday party. He will be missed by his beloved wife and eternal partner of 34 years, Stephanie, his daughters Lisa and Sharon (Gary PERKINS,) his grand_sons Rob Reford PATTON and Nick REFORD, his step grandchildren Michael and Andrew PAYNE, his caregivers in LaHave, and nieces, nephews, family and Friends around the world. Robert was the oldest living Reford; Ribby's sister Maryon died in 1967 and his brother Michael in June 2005. Robert was born to Canadian parents in London, England, the eldest child of Brigadier Bruce REFORD, M.C. and Evelyn MacINNES. He was educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford. He served with the Irish Guards from 1940-1946 with the rank of Captain, seeing action as an intelligence officer in France, Germany and Malaysia. After the war, he began a career in journalism. Beginning with the British United Press, for 12 years he headed the Ottawa office of Radio Canada International, was an editorial writer for the Ottawa Citizen and served as correspondent for Canadian newspapers at the United Nations. He then joined the staff of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research as special assistant to the director. In 1971, he was appointed Executive Director of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, where he served until 1978. With his wife Stephanie, he founded an international affairs consultancy and in collaboration with the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education developed Introducing: The World, a pioneering initiative to promote the study of world affairs in schools in Canada and the United States. A journalist and writer for more than four decades, Bob REFORD wrote thousands of articles and editorials. He edited and wrote several books, notably Canada and Three Crises on Canada's foreign policy during the international crises of the offshore islands of China, Suez and Cuba. During the 1980s, he wrote and lectured widely on arms control and disarmament and Canadian foreign policy. He succeeded his friend Senator Douglas Roche as president of the United Nations Association in Canada in 1985. He had a lifelong involvement in the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs and was a founding director of the Canadian Centre for Arms Control and Disarmament. In 1988, he was appointed to the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board where he served until his retirement in 1994. He had two children (Lisa and Sharon) with his first wife, Ginger. He met Stephanie McCANDLESS at the United Nations in 1970 and they married in 1972. He shared with her a love of international affairs and travel. In their homes in Toronto and LaHave, they entertained regularly, bringing together Friends, family and acquaintances, young and old, from all parts of the world. Proud grandfather to Rob and Nick, Robert was a favourite uncle and cousin and a mentor to women and men of several generations. An avid bird-watcher, he was also an excellent golfer and skier. A wine enthusiast and lover of fine food, he wore the chain of Confrerie of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs with particular pride. Robert was an agile wordsmith and was regularly called upon to recite poetry, doggerel and limericks at celebrations. With his exceptional height and full head of white curly hair, Bob was a striking figure wherever he travelled. Even after a stroke diminished his mobility, his twinkle and charm never left him and he often bested his caregivers, Amy, Debbie, Joanne, Marina, Marphy, Mary Ann and Scott with his repartee and wordplay. A memorial celebration of his life in Nova Scotia will be held at the West Dublin Community Hall on Friday, May 12th at 3 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate Robert's life and achievements will be held for family and Friends on Sunday, September 3 at Les Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens, the gardens created by his grandmother in Grand-Métis, Québec. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to: Les Amis des Jardins de Métis, 200 Route 132, Grand-Métis, Québec G0J 1Z0 (Charitable Reg. #896573383 RR0001), or the United Nations Association in Canada, 300 - 309 Cooper Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0G5 (Charitable Reg. #11927-6855 RR0001). Online condolences may be made by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com

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PATTON 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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PATTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-27 published
MacKNIGHT, Judith Ann (PATTON)
Died too soon of Alzheimer's disease on May 25, 2006 in Victoria, British Columbia. Beloved wife of John MacKNIGHT of Sooke, British Columbia, and dear mother of Lisa, Joy, and Jill. Predeceased by her brother Dave PATTON. Born on July 8, 1940 in Toronto, Judy attended Lawrence Park C.I., graduated from the Physio and Occupational Therapist Program at University of Toronto in 1962, and engaged in a long and very successful career as a Physio and Occupational Therapist in Ontario and British Columbia. Creative, funny, strong, well-read, friendly, and resourceful, Judy loved jazz and sang in a trio in her high school and university days. She made beautiful pottery, grew fabulous hydrangeas, and enjoyed hiking along the Galloping Goose Trail with her dog Purdy. For enquiries soneill@gwemail.ryerson.ca

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PATTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-15 published
PATTON, Louis Valarien " Lou" (1910-2006)
Passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre - Veterans Residence, on Wednesday, September 13, 2006. Loving husband to Flora (née FORBES.) Cherished father to Nancy PICKEN (Tim,) and Paula THRALL. Remembered by sister-in-law Ethel FENTON. Predeceased by son-in-law Brent, brothers Richard and Johnny and sister Edie. Funeral service to be held at Toronto Necropolis Chapel, 200 Winchester Street, Toronto at 5: 30 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2006. Lou's love for Muskoka would be honoured by donations to the Oxtongue Firefighters Association, c/o Scott HAYDEN, Blue Spruce Inn, R.R.#1, Dwight, Ontario, P0A 1H0.

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PATTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-14 published
SEAMAN, Letha Mae (née PATTON) (1899-2006)
Letha Mae SEAMAN passed away peacefully at the Wentworth Manor on Monday October 9, 2006, at the age of 107 years. Letha was born on April 8, 1899, in Unadilla, Nebraska, then moved with her family to Truax, Saskatchewan at age thirteen. She was living in the Avonlea area when she met her husband to be, an American who came to assist in the harvest while Canada was fighting in the First World War. When the Americans entered the war, he returned and joined the U.S. expeditionary force. After the war he spent a period in the army of occupation in Germany. In January 1920, he returned to Canada and married Letha Mae. They lived in Rouleau, Saskatchewan, where their four children were born. In 1944 they moved to Saskatoon and then after a short period in New Westminster, moved to Calgary in 1949. During World War 2 Letha took it upon herself to knit and sew hundreds of articles for the armed services. She was an avid housekeeper, and to the envy of her neighbours, was a meticulous gardener. She resided at Wentworth Manor for the past ten years. Letha is survived by sons Daryl K, Byron J and Donald R. SEAMAN; as well as thirteen grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of fifty-nine years, Byron Luther SEAMAN in 1979; four sisters; one brother; and her daughter Dorothy HAMILTON in 2006. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com or admin@doxinvestments.com. If Friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Heritage Park Foundation, 1900 Heritage Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2V-2X3. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Wentworth Manor as well as her personal caregiver Shirley Chynoweth for their care and kindness. In living memory of Mae SEAMAN, 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: (403) 243-8200.

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PATTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-28 published
PATTON, Stanley
Born January 29, 1915, St. Boniface, Manitoba, died October 20, 2006, peacefully at York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill, Ontario, in his 92nd year. Stan was married to the late Patricia Jean DUNCAN. His second marriage was to the late Wilda "Jake" DAILEY. Beloved father of Holly and her husband Allan BRIESMASTER, and of son Brooke. Cherished grandfather of Clara Mae. Loved by brother-in-law Norman DUNCAN and his wife Sheila. Also fondly remembered by stepdaughters Karen L. WYATT of Palm City, Florida and Lou Ann ELLISON of Jupiter, Florida. Stan PATTON was a consummate musician of the Dance Band Era. His instruments were tenor saxophone and clarinet. He formed his own orchestra in Vancouver in 1934, and played for years at the Hotel Vancouver, Alma Academy, and Alexander Ballroom. He was a member of the Mart Kenney Orchestra when it came east on tour. In 1941 Stan formed a popular Big Band of his own that had extended engagements at the renowned Brant Inn, Casa Loma, Banff Springs Hotel, Gatineau Country Club, and Grand Bend's Lakeview Casino. After the war, Stan organized yet another orchestra and appeared at numerous venues including the Royal York Hotel. He was also known for his arranging talents, wrote musical and comedy shows for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio, and had a marvelous musical collaboration with the late Art Hallman. After the Band era was over, Stan had a very successful career in real estate. A celebration of Stan's life is being planned for a later time. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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PATTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-16 published
PATTON, George Lloyd, Captain (Ret'd), M.C., E.M. and bar, P.Eng.
(December 2, 1916-December 12, 2006)
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Lloyd, just 10 days after celebrating his 90th birthday. Lloyd was predeceased by his wife Marjorie in 1987, and his wife Tootie SCHWARTZ in 1994. Lloyd leaves behind his four children Valerie (Gordon), Lorraine (Ken), Greg (Sandie), Maureen (Geoff), his eight grandchildren Gavin, Marjie (Derek), Tanya, Paul (Natalie), Krista (Byron), Kendra (Hayden), Graeme, Emily and great-grand_son Maddox. Lloyd is also survived by the Schwartz family and his dear Friends Beanie, Fran and Bess. Lloyd began his life on the prairies and graduated in 1939 from the University of Manitoba in Electrical Engineering. During his university years he was very active in track and field, the Canadian Officers Training Corps and cultivating his relationship with his sweetheart Marge. They were married in 1940, 10 months later Valerie was born, 1 year later duty called and Lloyd left to fight in the war, serving in Italy and N.W. Europe until 1945. Lloyd was awarded the Military Cross for his role in tank recovery under fire at the last battle for Cassino, Italy, while serving as Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Officer attached to the Ontario Tank Regiment, 1st Canadian Armoured Brigade. After the war Lloyd, Marge and Valerie packed up and moved west, settling in North Vancouver. Lloyd worked at Cemco Electric until 1961 when he co-founded Patton and Cooke Ltd., manufacturers of high voltage industrial electrical equipment, still a successful business today with son Greg (Dad's pride and joy) at the helm. Retirement gave Dad time to enjoy travel, golf, oil painting and playing the organ. Unfortunately, Mum died too soon. Within a few years Dad met Tootie, another prairie soul, and the two of them made haste to enjoy their short time together. Alone again, Dad filled his days with good Friends and family. Five years ago he slipped on ice, broke a hip and his lifestyle was forever altered. Always an optimist, he made the best of his new station and settled right into his new life at George Derby Centre. He enjoyed playing the piano for the music group, painting, trivia, playing crib and most of all visiting with family and Friends. Special thanks to Lloyd's Friends, caregivers and staff at George Derby. Dad was a man of great courage and integrity. He was our hero. His kindness and generosity were returned to him in the many wonderful relationships he had with those whose paths he crossed. Most of all, he will be remembered for his great sense of humour, his enjoyment of a good joke and a belly shaking chortle. Arrividerci, old chap. If we don't see you in the future, we'll see you in the pasture! A service will be held at 1: 00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 19 at Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Hollyburn Funeral Home 604.922.1221 www.hollyburnfunerals.com

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PATTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-03 published
WALKER, Charles Harold
In loving memory of Charles Harold WALKER who passed away quietly on March 31, 2006 at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre after a short illness. He is survived by his loving wife Margaret, stepson Bill PATTON and his wife Gail McLEOD of Calgary, cousin Iris DUSTIN and nephew Jr. and Myrtle STERLING of Oshawa. A service to commemorate Charles' life will be held at the Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 625 Birchmount Road (N. of St. Clair Ave E., 416-267-8229) Scarborough on Monday April 3, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. with visitation after 2:30 p.m. Monday. Interment to follow in Pine Hills Cemetery.

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PATTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-23 published
PATTON, Murray F.
Peacefully, surrounded by family on April 21, 2006 in his 54th year at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Hospital Drive. Loving son of Zetta PATTON and the late Harold PATTON. Beloved soul mate and best friend of Susan (née MacKENZIE.) Dear dad of Brittney and Cassandra. Survived by his sister Joanne and his loving brother Barry. Dear son-in-law of Harry and Dixie MacKENZIE. Visitation will be held at the Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough on Monday, April 24th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel at 3: 00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25th with visitation prior to service from 1-3 p.m. Interment to follow at Little Lake Cemetery. If so desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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PATTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-11-08 published
Big band leader boosted spirits in tough times
By Matthew CHUNG, Staff Reporter
Stan PATTON's poor eyesight kept him home during World War 2.
So while other young Canadians were picking up their guns and fighting in Europe, Patton picked up his tenor saxophone and helped those who were here fight their worries.
They came to the dance halls -- decked out in gowns and tuxedos to dance away their fears while Stan PATTON and his Orchestra was swinging on the bandstand.
PATTON died October 20 in a Richmond Hill hospital at the age of 91. But even in his last days, he was boosting the morale of his daughter, Holly BRIESMASTER, 58, and son, Brooke PATTON, 57, with flamboyant tales of his time as a big band leader.
"Dad was definitely a star. And if you wanted to be affirmed of that, all you had to do was ask him because he would certainly tell you," his son said.
PATTON's career spanned more than three decades and saw him play from coast to coast.
A clarinet and tenor sax player, he was one of a group of Canadian big band-era musicians whose bands grew in popularity in spite of, or perhaps due to, the Depression and, later, the war.
He played Toronto's Royal York Hotel and Casa Loma, the Lakeview Casino in Grand Bend and the Brant Inn in Burlington.
PATTON also performed on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio's Sweet and Low, and wrote music and comedy for other Canadian Broadcasting Corporation programs, such as Happy Gang and Newsical.
With his death, few musicians remain from that swing era.
"We're all dying," said Murray GINSBERG, 84, a retired trombonist, and former member of the Royal Canadian Army Show and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. "I knew Stan for years. He always had a good band."
PATTON was born to Irish parents in 1915 in St. Boniface, Manitoba, the youngest of nine children. He grew up in Vancouver, where he became the leader of a band in 1935.
"The nickname my dad had was 'Jazz,'" his daughter said. "His orchestra called him that. It gives you a sense of the sparkling quality about Stan PATTON."
In his unpublished memoirs, typed out in 1997, he recalls chatting on a wet morning in 1940 with his friend, Mart KENNEY, who was known as Canada's Big Band King.
PATTON wrote, "Mart, if it rains one more damn day (in Vancouver,) I'm gonna pack my sax, clarinet and tux, then I'm leaving this town forever."
KENNEY asked PATTON to join his legendary band, Mart KENNEY and his Western Gentlemen, as they relocated to Toronto. PATTON went home and said, "Mom, I'm going to Toronto with Mart KENNEY."
With KENNEY, PATTON went on a national tour. But the late nights caught up with him in the Winnipeg Arena.
"While the muted brass were playing the first chorus of 'Stardust,' I fell asleep, and when the sax section stood up to play the second chorus, (I) sat slumped down on (my) chair in dreamland," PATTON wrote.
He didn't rest long. By 1941, he had started his own orchestra in Toronto. Two years later, PATTON married Patricia Jean DUNCAN. He remarried in 1975 following Patricia's death in 1973.
When the age of the big band faded, PATTON got into real estate and made more money in his first week than he had earned in a month with the band.
"He really had a magnetic personality and he transferred his on-stage persona into being a good salesman," his son said.
But PATTON had one last summer as "Jazz" when, in 1962, he auditioned and was booked into the Imperial Room at the Royal York Hotel.
And he never really stopped putting on a show.
"Nobody was ever with my dad that they didn't laugh. Ever," Brooke said. "Sometimes you were laughing at the same band stories and jokes you had heard a hundred times."
In addition to his children, PATTON leaves a granddaughter. His family plans to mark his life on January 29, 2007, on what would have been his 92nd birthday.

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PATTYSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-04 published
BURDEN, William Gerald " Bud"
At Victoria Hospital, Westminster Campus, on Wednesday March 1, 2006. William Gerald BURDEN " Bud," in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Dorothy "Jean" HANNA, for over 35 years. Dearly beloved father of Kim (Kevin) PYATT of Port Stanley, D.J. (Blair) HANNA/ SLADE of St. Jacobs, Susan (Ron) HANNA/ CAMPBELL of London, and William "Bud" Jr. HANNA at home. Dear brother of Jack BURDEN of Saint Thomas, Bob BURDEN of London, Mary FACEY of London, Betty (Wayne) CURTIS of Saint Thomas, Judy (Hermond) HENRI of London, and Vicky (Percy) PATTYSON of Cherryville, British Columbia. Predeceased by his mother Dorothy BURDEN (2002,) father Oscar BURDEN (1959,) sister Marjorie CLAY, brothers Don, Peter, Jim and Chuck BURDEN. Lovingly remembered by grandchildren Kevin, Ronnie, Nicole, Brannon, Sarah, Joey, Natasha and his great-grandchildren. Also lovingly remembered by several aunts, uncles, numerous nieces and nephews, and sisters-in-law Susan IMESON and Susan BURDEN. Family and Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (1 block east of Egerton) on Sunday March 5, 2006, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-5 pm for a time of visitation. At Bud's request there will not be a funeral service. Cremation has taken place with interment of ashes at a later date. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca. Evans Funeral Home, 451-9350. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mr. BURDEN.

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PATULLO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-12 published
PATULLO, Michele
Peacefully at the Humber River Regional Hospital - Church Site on Friday, February 10, 2006. Michele PATULLO, dearly beloved husband to Filomena. Loving father to Vincenzina (Antonio D'EGIDIO) and Assunta (Antonio PORTO) of Italy. Cherished grandfather to Amodio D'EGIDIO, Anna (Tony YAMMINE) and loved great-grandfather to Michael YAMMINE and Giselle YAMMINE. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his family in Canada and Italy. Friends and family will be received at the Demarco Funeral Home "Keele Chapel" 3725 Keele St. (between Sheppard and Finch) (416) 636-7027 on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday at St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church (1789 Lawrence Ave. W) at 9 a.m. Entombment to follow at Beechwood Mausoleum.

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PATUREL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-23 published
McKINLEY, Donald Francis
Peacefully at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, on December 20th 2006 at the age of 73. Cherished husband of Carol. Beloved father of Mark (Brenda) and Tim. Devoted proud grandfather of Marshal. Much loved brother-in-law of Joyce (the late Eric JOHNSTON) and Andrea (the late Yvan PATUREL) and families. Best friend to Commander (Tony BOECKH.) Fondly remembered by many Friends, especially his Kavoo and Sherbrooke Fish and Game Club buddies. Heartfelt thanks to the caring, competent Hotel Dieu Staff and his host of supporters. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Don's Life will take place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 4th 2007 at the Unitarian Church in North Hatley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army. The Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Cass Funeral Home, 3006 College St. Sherbrooke, Québec Tel: (819) 564-1750 / www.casshomes.ca

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