WATANABE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-02 published
CLARE, Ronald Redvers
At Kipling Acres on Friday, January 27, 2006 at the age of 65. Loved son of the late Marion and Redvers CLARE. Friend of Mary MacLEOD, brother of Janice SHARP, Nancy WATANABE and the late Marilyn McCALLUM and Leonard CLARE. Nephew of Alice McFARLAND and Doris CROXALL. Private cremation to take place with burial at Westminster Memorial Gardens.

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WATERFIELD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-07 published
SWIECH, Julie L. (née WATERFIELD)
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre (Westminster Campus) on Monday, June 5, 2006. Julie L. SWIECH (née WATERFIELD) of Spencer Street, Woodstock in her 49th year. Beloved wife of Flint McLAY. Dear mother of Krystal SWIECH (Glyn WILLIAMS,) Buddy, Chantelle and Ben SWIECH. Loved grandmother of Curtis and Mercedes WILLIAMS. Beloved daughter of Carroll HART and the late Dudley WATERFIELD and Roy HART. Dear step-mother of Colt and Cody McLAY and step-grandmother of Elandra McLAY. Dear sister of Jim WATERFIELD and his wife Margaret, Tim WATERFIELD, Jill WILSON and her husband Tom, and John HART. Dear daughter-in-law of Ron and Sharon McLAY and sister-in-law of Tammy CRAIG and her husband Brian, Rhonda SIRNA and her husband Mike, Randy McLAY and his wife Julie. Also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many longtime Friends from Zehrs Stores. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave. Woodstock (539-0004) Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Liturgy will be held in the chapel Thursday at 1: 30 p.m. with Father Andrew KOWALCZYK, C.S.M.A. celebrating. Interment Hillview Cemetery. Contributions to the Community Care Access Centre would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com. Parish prayers will be offered Wednesday evening at 6: 30 p.m. at the funeral home.

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WATERFIELD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-29 published
WATERFIELD, Terry
Suddenly at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital on Monday, November 27, 2006 Terry (Nana) WATERFIELD of London in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late John WATERFIELD (2004.) Dear mother of Pat and his wife Elizabeth WATERFIELD of London. Loving grandmother of Jennifer WATERFIELD and her partner Derek FOLK and Angela WATERFIELD all of London. Dear sister of Dell GRANGER of British Columbia and predeceased by one son Michael (1978). Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. (between Waterloo and Colborne St.) on Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday December 1, 2006 at 3 p.m. with Rev. Darrell SHAULE officiating. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial donations the Canadian National Institute for the Blind Online condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Terry WATERFIELD.
I'm still here, though you don't see me. I'm right by your side each night and day and within your heart I will always stay. My body is gone but I'm always near. My spirit is free, but I will never depart as long as you keep me alive in your heart. I'm the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine and you'll see that the face in the moon is mine. I'm the salty tears that flow when you weep and the beautiful dreams that come while you sleep. I'm the smile you see on my grandchildren's face. Just look at me, I'm every place.

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WATERING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-27 published
BENNETT, David
Passed away, at his residence, on Monday, April 24, 2006, David BENNETT of Penetanguishene, in his 71st year. Dear father of David BENNETT of Welland, Tina BENNETT and her husband Dan GREGOIRE of Penetanguishene, Kim and her husband Kevin BRANT of North Carolina, Theresa BENNETT of Welland. Loving grandpa of Tristan WATERING, Allanna CRUISE and Brett BENNETT. Brother of Mildred BENNETT. Dear friend of Wally BOYER of Midland. Cremation has taken place. If desired, memorial donations to the Midland Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Penetanguishene Funeral Home, 155 Main Street, Penetanguishene, Ontario. L9M 1L7.

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WATERMAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-03 published
CAMPBELL, Dorothy Cecilia
Passed away, with her family at her side, on Wednesday, March 1, 2006, after a final courageous fight, at Sunnybrook Hospital. Her smiling face, wonderful sense of humour and eternal optimism will be greatly missed by her beloved husband and best friend Murdo, her devoted children Donald (deceased August 2004) and wife Sandra (née DYE,) Marleen and husband Bill KEENAN, Lari-Ann and husband Mark CONVERY, Nancy and boyfriend Wayne WATERMAM, Michael and wife Martine. Affectionately known as 'Danny' by her grandchildren. She will be remembered for her devotion and her playfulness by Dianne, Patty, Richard, Lee, Lorelle, Callan, William and Emilie Dorothy, and her great-grandchildren Isaac and Oliver. Dorothy also leaves 4 brothers, 5 sisters, (predeceased by Doris, July 1996) many in-laws, nieces and nephews. Dorothy made Friends easily and kept them for a long time and will be sorely missed by them all. She spent over 30 years in real estate where she gained the respect and loyalty of her clients and colleagues. She volunteered for the Catholic Women's League at St. Bonaventure's Catholic Church, where she was a devoted parishioner. She participated in cancer support groups and was always available to provide love and support to those in need. Resting at the Paul O'Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (between Pharmacy and Warden), from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass on Monday morning at 10: 30 a.m. at St. Bonaventure Church (Leslie, south of Lawrence). Cremation. The family wishes to express a deep gratitude to the many doctors and nurses at Sunnybrook Hospital who have helped care for Mom over the years. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre or the Sunnybrook Women's Foundation for Stroke Research.

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WATERMAN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-07-19 published
HAUSER, Thomas
After a brief battle with cancer at his residence on Thursday July 13, 2006 Thomas HAUSER of Toronto formerly of Australia in his 31st year, was the beloved husband of Sherry WELSH. Loving son of Joseph and Linda HAUSER of Australia and Ken and Susan WELSH of Flesherton. Dear brother of Tanya (Andrew) WATERMAN of Australia. Predeceased by his sister-in-law Shannon. He will always be remembered by his Friends and colleagues for his sense of humor and tricks up his sleeve. A celebration of life was held at the Gentle Shepherd Community Church, Eugenia on Monday July 17 at 2: 00 p.m Memorial contributions to the Margaret Hospital Toronto would be gratefully appreciated.
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WATERMAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-07-14 published
HAUSER, Thomas
After a brief battle with cancer at his residence on Thursday, July 13, 2006. Thomas HAUSER of Toronto formerly of Australia in his 31st year was the beloved husband of Sherry WELSH. Loving son of Joseph and Linda HAUSER of Australia and Ken and Susan WELSH of Flesherton. Dear brother of Tanya (Andrew) WATERMAN of Australia. Predeceased by his sister-in-law Shannon. He will always be remembered by his Friends and colleagues for his sense of humour and tricks up his sleeve. A celebration of life will be held at the Gentle Shepherd Community Church, Eugenia on Monday, July 17th at 2: 00 p.m. Memorial contributions to the Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto would be gratefully appreciated.
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WATERMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-04 published
CAMPBELL, Dorothy Cecilia
Passed away with her family at her side on Wednesday, March 1, 2006, after a final courageous fight at Sunnybrook Hospital. Her smiling face, wonderful sense of humour, and eternal optimism will be greatly missed by her beloved husband and best friend Murdo, her devoted children Donald (deceased August 2004) and wife Sandra (née DYE,) Marleen and husband Bill KEENAN, Lari-Ann and husband Mark CONVERY, Nancy and boyfriend Wayne WATERMAN, Michael and wife Martine. Affectionately known as "Danny" by her grandchildren. She will be remembered for her devotion and her playfulness by Dianne, Patty, Richard, Lee, Lorelle, Callan, William and Emilie Dorothy and her great-grandchildren Isaac and Oliver. Dorothy also leaves 4 brothers, 5 sisters (predeceased by Doris July 1996), many in-laws, nieces and nephews. Dorothy made Friends easily and kept them for a long time and will be sorely missed by them all. She spent over 30 years in real estate where she gained the respect and loyalty of her clients and colleagues. She volunteered for the Catholic Women's League at St. Bonaventure's Catholic Church, where she was a devoted parishioner. She participated in cancer support groups and was always available to provide love and support to those in need. Resting at the Paul O'Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East (between Pharmacy and Warden), from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass on Monday morning at 10: 30 a.m. at St. Bonaventure Church (Leslie south of Lawrence). Cremation. The family wishes to express a deep gratitude to the many doctors and nurses at Sunnybrook Hospital who have helped care for Mom over the years. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre or the Sunnybrook Women's Foundation for Stroke Research.

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WATERMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-04 published
WATERMAN, Margaret Elizabeth (née SINCLAIR)
Margaret Elizabeth WATERMAN, born on 21 February 1928 in Sarnia, Ontario to Laughlin Howard SINCLAIR and his wife Marguerite, died in St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Monday, 27 February after a sudden and unexpected collapse on the evening of Saturday, 25 February. In May 2004, her physicians had diagnosed pulmonary fibrosis. Margaret was raised and educated in Ontario, graduated with B.A. with Honours in English in the University of Toronto, followed by a year at the Ontario College of Education. It was at Victoria College, Toronto, particularly in Annesley Hall where she resided for four years, that Margaret first developed her great gift of Friendship. Many of the greetings she received on her 78th birthday came from women she had first met sixty years before. Having taught at High Schools in Sault Ste. Marie and Newmarket, Ontario, Margaret married Anthony Michael Charles WATERMAN in Sarnia on 3 September 1955. She retired from teaching upon marriage, devoting the rest of her life to her duties as wife and mother in which she was exemplary, in volunteer work for church and community, in musical, literary and athletic recreations, and in maintaining a large correspondence with a continually expanding circle of Friends and relations in Canada, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and the U.S.A. She and her husband lived in Montreal for some years after marriage, moving to Winnipeg for the first time in 1959. At various times thereafter they lived for short periods in Canberra, Australia; Oxford, Brighton and Cambridge, England; and Boston, Massachusetts. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in Winnipeg, surrounded by children and grandchildren, and by many old and dear Friends. Margaret was a faithful Christian and long-time parishioner of St Aidan's Church in River Heights, serving at various times as President of the Altar Guild, member of Vestry, delegate to Diocesan Synod, Sunday School teacher, and convener or coordinator of Meals-on-Wheels, the quilting group, Bible study groups, the roster of lay liturgical readers; and many other similar activities which many take for granted but without which nothing happens. In the last week of her life she formally resigned her remaining parochial duties because of increasing disability. In her work for the larger community she was active for many years in the Cancer Society annual campaign and the Huntington Society; as a Board member of the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir, the Winnipeg Youth Orchestra and the Winnipeg Bach Festival; and as an active member of the University Women's Club of Winnipeg. She served on the Board and other committees of her club, worked diligently at those of its activities directed to public service and education, and initiated a letter-writing group for Amnesty International. In none of these good works did she ever seek recognition or the applause of others, being ever content to work humbly and usefully behind the scenes for the good of all. Margaret also enjoyed the recreational activities of her club, especially its literary and dramatic discussion groups. Having a great love of walking, and encouraged by her female Friends in Cambridge and Australia, she founded a hiking group in the club which still flourishes. Vigorous and athletic, she played tennis and golf, swam, snorkelled and sur fed in the Pacific, and took frequent walking holidays with her husband and children in the Canadian Rockies, Scotland, Costa Rica, the U.S.A. and New South Wales. In her mid-seventies she climbed 3,000 feet from Lake Louise to the summit of Fairview. Margaret bore five children: Andrew, Margaret Anne who died in infancy, Michael, Caroline and Alice. In addition to her husband, four living children, children-in-law Kim, Ellen, Bradley BOYLE and Gavin FINNEY, and her grandchildren Nicholas, Elizabeth and Sophia Ciel, she is survived by her brother Tom SINCLAIR of Castleton, Ontario, her brother-in-law Peter WATERMAN of Bourne End, Buckinghamshire and by many cousins, nephews and nieces in Canada, Britain, Australasia and the U.S.A. She was admired by many and loved by all. The funeral will be at Saint John's Cathedral, 135 Anderson, Winnipeg, at 11.00 a.m. on Monday, 6 March, with burial in the Cathedral churchyard, followed by a reception in the Cathedral Hall. No flowers by request. Memorial donations may be made either to St Aidan's Anglican Church, 274 Campbell Street, Winnipeg R3N 1B5, or to the University Women's Club of Winnipeg, 54 West Gate, Winnipeg R3C 2E1. Neil Bardal Inc. 204-949-2200

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WATERMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-04 published
WATERMAN, Regina (INEKE)
Peacefully on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at Mount Sinai Hospital, in her 91st year. Beloved wife, mother (In-law), and grandmother of Dick, Harriet (Rob), Bart (Janice), Brent, Michael, Phita from Holland and many more family in other parts of the world. Close Friends are welcome to gather at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 275 Lesmill Road, (416) 441-1580, Friday, May 5, 2006 from 11-11: 30 a.m. Private Interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice.

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WATERMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-01 published
WATERMAN, Lucille
Peacefully, at Scarborough General Hospital, on Wednesday, March 29, 2006, in her 87th year. Lucille, loving sister of Eva HARRIS, Mary HUNT, Jackie, Shirley HUNTER, Joey and the late Olive, Joseph, Charles. Lucille will be sadly missed by Robert, Scott (Helen), Rachelle, Christopher, and many other nieces, nephews, other family members and Friends. Memorial visitation at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (between Warden and Pharmacy), from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of the Memorial Service in our Chapel at 11 a.m.

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WATEROUS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-09 published
THRING, Margaret Beverly (WATEROUS)

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WATERS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-30 published
McGONIGLE, Joan (formerly LANCASTER, née WATERS)
At Meaford on Sunday, May 28, 2006. Joan WATERS of Clarksburg in her 65th year. Former wife of Emerson LANCASTER also of Clarksburg. Daughter of the late Harvey and Violet (McCLOUD) WATERS. Dear mother of John (Dawn) LANCASTER of Barrie; Bob (Gail) LANCASTER of Burlington; Linda LANCASTER (Shawn LARKIN) of Thornbury; Brian (Brenda) LANCASTER of Meaford and Keith (Carol) LANCASTER of Thornbury. Sadly missed grandmother of sixteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Also remembered by her sister Gail (Rick) HOLSTOCK of Owen Sound and five step-brothers and their families. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home “The Valley Chapel” in Thornbury on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A private family service will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 31, 2006. Interment of cremated remains will take place at Shilo Cemetery, Williamsford, Ontario. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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WATERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-14 published
ROBB, Jean (EVANS)
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Monday, February 13, 2006, Jean (EVANS) ROBB of Countryside Manor, formerly of Ilderton in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Alexander ROBB (1991.) Dear mother of daughter Mary MARSHALL and her husband Joe of Ilderton, grandchild Glen MARSHALL and his wife Liz, great-grandchildren Alyssa and Ryan, grandchild Tracy CHAPMAN and her husband Abe, great-grandchildren Teigan and Logan, grandchild Andy MARSHALL and his wife Lisa; son Jamie ROBB and his wife Beckie of Point Clarke, granddaughter Jennifer MARRINAN and her husband Dwayne, great-grand_son Aidan and grand_son Michael ROBB; daughter Gayle BYCRAFT and her husband Paul of Ilderton, grand_son Jeff BYCRAFT and his wife Tammy, great-granddaughter Jessica, granddaughter Carrie WATERS and her husband Jeff, great-granddaughter Abigale, granddaughter Sandra BYCRAFT; daughter Diane GODWIN of Denfield, grandchildren Brent, Megan, Brooke and Mark GODWIN son Edward ROBB and his wife Karen of Ilderton, granddaughters Laura and Beth ROBB, daughter Carolyn BLEWETT and her husband John of Saint Thomas, and grandchildren Nolan and Emma BLEWETT. Predeceased by sisters Eleri SHAINLINE, Dorothy GILLIES, and Gareth OLSEN and brothers Elfin EVANS and Robert EVANS. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Resting at the T. Stephenson & son Funeral Home, Ailsa Craig where the visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 14 from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from Vanneck United Church (Vanneck Road) on Wednesday, February 15 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Bill McAUSLAN officiating. Visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Interment Littlewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Vanneck United Church or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Mrs. Jean ROBB.

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WATERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-18 published
WATERS, Donald C.
In loving memory of Donald C. WATERS who passed away March 21, It was three years ago that you went away,
So today we sit, we have so much to say,
Tears fill our eyes and run down our face,
Because you left this earth for a better place,
It's hard to cope - We miss you so much,
You were always there for us, it was your loving touch,
We know life on earth ends and in Heaven it begins.
All our love Dad, Sharon and Rob

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WATERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-05 published
CLELAND, Hazel Maude (McLACHLAN)
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, on Thursday, May 4th, 2006, Hazel Maude (McLACHLAN) CLELAND, a resident for 20 years of Chelsey Park Retirement Community, London, in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Louden P. CLELAND (1991.) Dear mother of Denise YAUSIE and her husband Carman of London. Dear sister of Ken McLACHLAN and his wife Kay of Parkhill, Alice CARROTHERS (and late husband Burnus) of Thedford, Opal THOMAN (and late husband Bruce) of Parkhill and Betty McDONALD (and late husband John) of London. Predeceased by her brothers Clerke and wife Pearl,) John and Harry McLACHLAN and her sister Clover WATERS (and husband Donald.) Dear sister-in-law of Winnifred McLACHLAN of Strathroy and Helen McLACHLAN of Belleville. Also loved by her 3 grandchildren Jennifer SCHALY and her husband Bryan of Mississauga, Nicole TAILOR/TAYLOR and her husband Shawn of Milton and Colin YAUSIE of London. Survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Hazel was an active resident of Chelsey Park, and will be greatly missed by staff and many Friends. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday May 6th at 11 a.m. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, N6A 3R6. the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London N6A 3A1, or the charity of your choice. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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WATERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-15 published
COULTER, Clarence Elwood
(Retired Employee of Sheridan Equipment)
Peacefully at home on Sunday, May 14, 2006, Clarence Elwood COULTER of Tamworth at the age of 79. Beloved husband of Marion COULTER (FENWICK.) Loving father of Beverly (Mitchell GREIG) of Aylmer, Kevin (Diane), Scott (Caryl), and Paul (Andrea), all of London. Grandfather of Amy and Gillian COULTER, Kailey, Jaimie, Jesse and Summer COULTER, Lindsay WATERS, Melissa GREIG, Ayleasha FERGUSON, and Jessica GREIG. Dear son of the late Wellington COULTER and Elsie LEMKE. Brother of Madeline SALMON (late Ken) of Etobicoke, and the late Irene HANCOCK (Norman of Whitby.) The family will receive Friends at the Hannah Funeral Home, Tamworth, on Tuesday, May 16th from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 17th at 1 p.m. at Christ Church, Tamworth. Cremation and interment of ashes at Tamworth Cemetery, at a later date. Memorial donations made to Christ Church, or the Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.hannahfuneralhome.com

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WATERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-16 published
MOORE, Clayton George
At Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Monday, May 15, 2006, Clayton George MOORE, age 85 of Chatham-Kent, beloved husband of Lena (MARCHAND.) Born in Chatham in 1920, son of the late Grace (MILLS) and George MOORE, he was a serviceman for Union Gas. He will be sadly missed by his children, Wayne and his wife Madge of Amherstburg and Judy WATERS of Thamesville; 4 step grandchildren and 8 step great-grandchildren and a sister Eleanor DENT of Wallaceburg. Predeceased by 5 sisters and 3 brothers. Taken from the Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William Street South, Chatham to be cremated. Donations to the Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences welcome at www.peseski.com.

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WATERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-07-04 published
WATERS, Patricia Pat Anne (HARRIS)
At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Tuesday, June 27, 2006, Patricia Pat A. (HARRIS) WATERS of Strathroy, formerly of East Williams Township, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late William L. WATERS (1988.) Dear mother of Kenneth WATERS (Mary) of Burlington. Dear grandmother to Jason WATERS (Lissa,) Carey-Anne DE OLIVEIRRA (Carlos,) and Chris WATERS. Dear great-grandmother to Nina and Meagan. Sister of Rose HARRIS of Strathmere Lodge, and Betty TURNBIRDGE of London. Predeceased by son Paul WATERS (1990). Rested at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill, where the complete funeral and committal service was conducted on Friday, June 30 at 1 p.m. Visitation was one hour prior to the funeral service. Rev. Doug WRIGHT officiated. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Interment Nairn Cemetery. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca. M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mrs. WATERS at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Area, Parkhill.

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-19 published
JOYCE, Hugh Kirkpatrick
On April 15, 2006, at home in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, in his 86th year. Born in Toronto, son of Thomas Wolsey JOYCE and Lail Kirkpatrick (HYSLOP.) Predeceased in 1994 by his wife of 52 years, Nancy Jane (WATERS.) Survived by his sons, Richard Kirkpatrick (Barbara) of LaHave, Nova Scotia and John Waters (Janet) of Peterborough, Ontario; grandchildren Tricia (Simon BRASSINGTON,) Worcestershire, England; Andrew, Michael and Richard of Peterborough; and great-grand_son Sam BRASSINGTON; sister Barbara PEACE of Toronto. Graduate of Upper Canada College and University of Western Ontario (1949 Gold Medalist). Served with the Royal Canadian Navy (R.C.N.V.R.) (1939-1945) retiring with the rank of Lieutenant-Commander. Joined Bowater Mersey, Liverpool, in 1950; General Manager of Bowater Newfoundland Ltd., Cornerbrook, Newfoundland (1965-1968); Vice-President of Sales and later President and Chief Executive Officer of Bowater North America Corporation, Greenwich, Connecticut. (1968-1984), and Chairman until his retirement in 1984. During his working career Hugh served on many Corporate Boards of Directors and Advisory Committees. Throughout his life he devoted many hours to chairing and serving on Boards for educational, civic and charitable organizations in Canada and the United States. Funeral Service to take place on Friday, April 21 at 11: 00 a.m. Trinity Anglican Church, Liverpool, Nova Scotia. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson Society of Canada (www.parkinson.ca) or to any charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-23 published
KILBRIDE, Fintan
On Thursday, December 21, 2006, Fintan died most peacefully with his loving wife at his side. Born March 18, 1927, in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland, Fintan grew up in Clonmel, County Tipperary. He was predeceased by his parents, Bernard Joseph and Anne Ledwith KILBRIDE, and by his sister, Nuala WATERS (Frank.) Married to Kenise Murphy KILBRIDE since 1973, Fintan also leaves his daughters Siobhan KILBRIDE and Ciara Kilbride AMARAL and son-in-law Nelson AMARAL, grandchildren Declan and Rhianne, brothers (Rev.) Brian, Aidan (Mary), Kevin (Ita), and (Rev.) Malachy, sisters Dympna BEVAN and Louise JENNINGS (George,) his many devoted cousins, relatives by marriage, and Friends from Rotary, Solidarity-Haiti, Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association, Free the Children, and others who benefited from his warm-hearted and tireless commitment to justice for the poor in Haiti, Nicaragua, Jamaica, and Africa. Fintan entered the Congregation of the Holy Spirit in 1944 and taught in Trinidad and Eastern Nigeria. Before being expelled from Nigeria in 1970 at the end of the Biafran War, Fintan had built a hospital and taught in six high schools, three of which he had also built. In Canada he taught at Neil McNeil High School from 1975 to 1992 and created Students Crossing Borders, originally an international cooperative education program he had started to introduce students to the realities of living and working in less developed countries, and to the responsibilities that privilege brings. Recipient of the Francis Libermann award for outstanding service as a Spritan, the Marian Tyrrell award for promoting social justice as a teacher, and the Lewis Perinbam award for international development, Fintan nevertheless prized most the numerous letters from former students and others that bespoke their new conviction that they too could and would 'make a difference' on behalf of the children of the poor. Fintan's Irish charm and wit, his loving outreach to new Friends and old, his abiding interest in the young and their hopes - but probably not his devastating prowess in racquet sports - will be grievously missed. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, December 24th and 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, December 26th. The Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, December 27th at 11 o'clock in Holy Name Church, 71 Gough Avenue (at Danforth Avenue). In lieu of flowers, please contribute in Fintan's name to Solidarity-Haiti, 425A St-Louis Street, Gatineau, Québec J8V 1E7 or Free the Children, 233 Carlton Street, Toronto, Ontario M5A 2L2, both of which organizations Fintan was closely and enthusiastically associated.

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-21 published
COPELAND, Eunice " Eunie"
Peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, January 19th, 2006 at the Scarborough Grace Hospital at the age of 75. Beloved wife of the late Ross. Dearly loved mother of Craig, Karen, Lynne (Greg WUERTH), Dianne and Elaine (Dave McDIARMID). Dear grandma of Jill, Erica, Kylie, and Cameron. Dear sister of Marg BLAKE and the late Audrey WATERS. Fondly remembered by her Friends. Visitation will be held at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Road (one block east of St. Clair Ave. E.), 416-267-4656, on Monday, January 23rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Chapel service Tuesday, January 24th, 2006 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow in the Arbor Lounge followed by interment at Pine Hills Cemetery. If desired, donations can be made to the Lung Association. Online condolences can be made through www.mcdbrown-scarb.ca

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-03 published
PURSIAINEN, Paul E.
Retired from Bank of Montreal, Alliston.
Passed away at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, Ontario on Thursday, February 2, 2006. Beloved husband of Isabel ARNOTT. Loved father of Doug and Susan PURSIAINEN, Connie and Grant MAYO, Patricia PURSIAINEN. Loving Grandpa of Erika, Nikolas, Jesse, Todd, Rebecca and predeceased by Ryan and Justin. Predeceased by his brother Pete and survived by his wife Sonja. Dear brother-in-law of Eleanor WATERS and Shirley CAMERON. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and Friends. Resting at the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria Street E., Alliston on Sunday evening February 5, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, February 6, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. followed by cremation. If so desired, memorial donations to Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation, 200 Fletcher Crescent, Alliston, Ontario L9R 1W7 would be appreciated.

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-10-20 published
Poet loved her homeland
Reminisced about home country, lost freedoms
Czechoslovakia never forgotten after fleeing in '49
By Meghan WATERS, Staff Reporter
Georgina STEINSKY- SEHNOUTKA fled communist-controlled Czechoslovakia as a young woman, but her children say she never stopped lamenting her lost homeland.
Their mother was a prolific poet who expressed her sadness through verse. She wrote in Czech under the pen name Inka SMUTNA, which translates to "sad Inka." Her poetry was both romantic and personal, and ranged from dark to whimsical, her eldest daughter Georgina STEINSKY- SCHWARTZ recalled.
She wrote of her adopted country, too, about spring coming to the Leaside neighbourhood or an ode to Toronto called "A Song From Her People" -- a poem that was presented in honour of Mayor Nathan Phillips in 1961.
Daughter Georgina STEINSKY- SCHWARTZ read the poem aloud at its presentation, including the lines, "How we love to see your tallest structures/ Scraping sky in distant autumn haze!/ We're coming home in time for Exhibition/ Refreshed again by northern holidays."
Two of STEINSKY- SEHNOUTKA's poems were included in an anthology of Czech writers in exile called Taste of a Lost Homeland. Vera Borkovec, a retired professor from American University in Washington D.C., edited the compilation. She said STEINSKY- SEHNOUTKA's poems were reminisces of her home country and lost freedoms.
STEINSKY- SEHNOUTKA was never fully comfortable in her adopted country, her children said. She came to Canada in April 1950 via Pier 21 in Halifax after fleeing Czechoslovakia in 1949 with her husband and oldest daughter.
They'd spent nine months in a German refugee camp after their escape, orchestrated by her father-in-law, following the 1948 communist revolution in Czechoslovakia.
Dozens of family members fled, but not STEINSKY- SEHNOUTKA's mother or grandmother.
If they had stayed, however, STEINSKY- SCHWARTZ said her father and grandfather would have been jailed -- they were considered capitalists because of their thriving textile business.
"She knew she'd done the right thing, because her children would have a better life," said STEINSKY- SCHWARTZ.
STEINSKY- SEHNOUTKA's second child, Jane, was born in 1951. John, the family's "happy accident," was not born until 1965.
"Her first duty was always to her husband and her children. It was not a hedonistic or narcissist approach to life," said STEINSKY- SCHWARTZ.
Apart from her poetry, STEINSKY- SEHNOUTKA edited Canada's Czech newspaper, Novy Domov, which means "new homeland." Every Sunday, she would spread the New York Times out on the dining room table especially its "Week in Review" section -- and look for articles that might be relevant to the expatriate Czech community.
"She had a really uncanny ability to have a sense of when something significant was happening in the world," said her daughter-in-law Brenda STEINSKY.
Although STEINSKY- SEHNOUTKA sorely missed the country she left behind, the fall of communism in 1989 brought her little solace.
STEINSKY- SEHNOUTKA had been missed during the years of communist rule. Her daughter said there was a network of her mother's childhood Friends who published a book of her poems: "A whole network that never forgot her."
Her mother was glad to be reunited with her Friends, STEINSKY- SCHWARTZ said, "but she was like a lost soul. It was not the world she knew."
As a young girl, STEINSKY- SEHNOUTKA was the apple of her grandparents' eye. Her father, an academic, died when she was young.
The bright and serious girl learned the classics, Greek, and Latin from her grandfather.
She lived by a Latin saying that means, "A sound mind and a sound body." She excelled in her studies and was accepted to medical school just before World War 2. Then the Nazis took over and shut down the universities.
"They didn't want the population to get too smart under their watch," said her son John STEINSKY.
STEINSKY- SEHNOUTKA was also a standout athlete named to her country's national swimming team. She planned to attend the 1940 Olympics, but they were cancelled after the start of the war.
As a young woman, STEINSKY- SEHNOUTKA awoke every morning to the clatter of horses' hooves on the cobblestone streets outside her window.
She later learned that an avid horseman -- who would later become her husband -- was responsible for the clatter; his family kept a stable of horses beside the car garage in their town of Hradec Kralove.
The two attended the same liberal arts-oriented high school, and they met through dancing lessons.
Their first date was at a skating rink in December 1940. STEINSKY- SEHNOUTKA did not show up for a second skating rink date, but the pair met again at a dance in March 1941.
Jan STEINSKY proposed later that year and they were married in 1945. The wedding should have been a lavish affair, but it was held quietly, in a private chapel to avoid the communists' ire, STEINSKY- SCHWARTZ said.
The pair was married for 61 years before STEINSKY- SEHNOUTKA's death this month, at age 83. She leaves her husband, three children and five grandchildren.

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-12-03 published
Arrest in biker slaying
Hells Angels enforcer killed, 2 shot at strip club in Vaughan
By Meghan WATERS, Staff Reporter
One Hells Angels biker is dead and two others are wounded after an early-morning shooting at a Vaughan strip club.
A man who police sources say is a member of the Bandidos motorcycle club, deadly enemies of the Angels, has been charged in the slaying and woundings.
David BUCHANAN was celebrating his 32nd birthday when he was gunned down at 1 a.m. yesterday inside Club Pro, near Hwy. 7 and Jane Street, the Hells Angels' news portal Real Deal News said.
The website said BUCHANAN is a full-patch member of the West Toronto chapter of the Hells Angels. The seriously wounded man is membership prospect Carlos VIRRILLI, 26, and member Dana CARNEGIE was treated and released from hospital.
York Region police named the dead man and said he was a full-patch Hells Angel, but identified the two wounded men only by their rank in the gang.
Guy Ouellette, a retired Quebec Provincial Police officer who is recognized in court as an expert on outlaw biker gangs, said BUCHANAN acted as the chapter's sergeant-of-arms, caring for the group's firearms and supplying weapons to other members of the chapter.
Ouellette says BUCHANAN would have been "the enforcer" of the gang.
The Hells Angels affectionately call BUCHANAN "Dread" on their website, which yesterday posted a memorial to the biker. The website describes BUCHANAN as a dedicated father to his three sons, who were regularly at the Angels' clubhouse pool.
VIRRILLI was seriously injured and admitted to Sunnybrook Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. CARNEGIE, 33, was only slightly injured and was treated and released after admitting himself to Humber River Regional Hospital, the website and police said.
The strip club, formerly known as Pro Café, has a storied past and a long association with bikers.
Eleven women were arrested at the club in 1991 for working in Canada illegally. Several staff members and Satan's Choice bikers were arrested in 1989 for trafficking cocaine. Five years earlier, staff and exotic dancers were convicted of the same offence.
A club employee, Frank LENTI, is a full-fledged member of the Bandidos. The gang has sparred with the Hells Angels over their Toronto turf, Ouellette said.
"Normally the Hells Angels won't go there. Why go to a strip joint owned by the Bandidos? There's no reason," Ouellette said. "When you go there, it's a matter of trouble."
A man who answered the phone at Club Pro would not comment.
LENTI was nearly killed by a car bomb in 1995 during fierce fighting between rival gangs, prior to the arrival of the Hells Angels in Ontario. LENTI, a long-time gang member, has ties to the Loners, Satan's Choice, the Rebels, and now the Bandidos.
A man who answered the telephone at the downtown Toronto Hells Angels headquarters on Eastern Ave. told a reporter he did not know BUCHANAN or any details of the shooting.
sources said BUCHANAN has a string of prior arrests. In 1995 he was arrested for assault causing bodily harm and using a dangerous weapon after a tavern shooting in Toronto. Less than a year later he was arrested after police recovered $80,000 worth of stolen computer equipment. He was arrested again in 2000, after shots were fired at a Brampton strip club.
Vaughan Councillor Sandra Yeung RACCO said bylaw officers had no recent problems with the strip club. RACCO said she plans to tackle illegal activities at strip clubs and massage parlours and told criminals that "They better watch out."
Eight members of the Bandidos were killed near Saint Thomas in a internecine struggle over drugs on April 10 this year. Other Bandidos and associates have been charged in connection with the murders.
Ouellette said at the time it would be too easy to pronounce the Bandidos dead, though they have only a dozen members in Toronto who meet in a Parkdale social club -- and five members in Manitoba with a puppet club called Los Montoneros.
In relation to yesterday's incident, LENTI, 59, is charged with second-degree murder, attempted murder and weapons offences. He will appear in Newmarket Provincial Court today.

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-12-18 published
Pond claims second boy
By Henry STANCU, Meghan WATERS, Staff Reporters
A 15-year-old boy who fell through pond ice near his northeast Toronto home with a friend eight days ago has died in hospital without ever regaining consciousness.
Kishoban ALAKESWARAN was throwing stones on a frozen pond near Morningside Ave. and Finch Ave. E. with his 11-year-old friend Brunthan NADARAJAH when he went through the thin ice.
Brunthan drowned while trying to rescue Kishoban, who later remained unconscious in the Hospital for Sick Children while his parents and family kept a constant bedside vigil.
He was taken off life support early yesterday as his parents prayed.
Last night, stricken relatives and Friends gathered at the home of Kishoban's parents.
"He was a very nice kid. Very independent," said cousin Nithja VARATHARAJAN, 18, who described the teen as an extremely bright student in Grade 10 at Woburn Collegiate.
Friends and family said they could easily imagine him succeeding in a career that involved computers and science.
"All his marks were above 90 this term and his lowest mark was 90," the cousin said.
The oldest of three children, Kishoban and his family emigrated to Canada from Sri Lanka in 2000. His brother, 14, and 9-year-old sister both looked up to him, the cousin said. She said the family prayed, believing the critically injured teen would somehow pull through.
"Even when the doctors said they couldn't help him, his mother had faith and believed he'd come home, and now she's really devastated."
A funeral service is planned for Thursday.
Brunthan was buried Saturday in Highland Memorial Gardens on Don Mills Rd., with police officers involved in the rescue effort serving as pallbearers.
Brunthan's family, from Sri Lanka, faces deportation. Canadian security officials say his father, Muralidaran NADARAJAH, is linked to the Tamil Tigers.

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WATERSTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-06 published
HILLMAN, Donald Arthur, O.C., M.D.C.M., Ph.D., F.R.C.P., LL.D.
Died in Ottawa, July 4th, of complications from asthma and a rare type of pneumonia. Known and loved around the world as medical educator and mentor, Doctor Don had just celebrated his 81st birthday with his wife Doctor Liz and his family and Friends. He leaves three sons, Jamie of Manotick, Don (Ruth) of Ayr, and Alan of Ottawa, and two daughters Alison of Saint_John's, Newfoundland and Elizabeth (Paul COXWORTHY) of Saint_John's; grand_son Adam sister Elizabeth (Douglas) WATERSTON and family; Dan (Jenny) WATERSTON of Guelph, Jane (Francois BREGHA) and Christy (Tom BEAVER) of Ottawa, Charlotte (Rob) TURNER of London and Rosemary (Phil KING) of Toronto and many great-nephews and nieces. Born in Montreal and educated at McGill, Don served overseas in World War 2, taking part in the liberation of Holland. With Liz, fellow paediatrician and fellow devotee to the cause of furthering child health worldwide, he worked for years in Kenya, Uganda, Malaysia, Laos, the Philippines, etc., interlacing overseas service with educational leadership in McGill, Memorial University of Newfoundland, McMaster University and University of Ottawa. Private funeral service will be held at All Saints' Anglican Church, Ottawa. A memorial service will be arranged and announced later. The family offers heartfelt thanks to the nurses and medical team in the intensive care unit Ottawa General Hospital, Doctor WHITLEY and Sarah WATERSTON. Funeral arrangements in care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry. Donations may be made to Ryan's Well Foundation or to a children's charity of your choice. Condolences/Donations at www.mcgarryfamily.ca or 613-233-1143.

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WATERSTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-11 published
WATERSTON, Lana
October 11, 2004
Beautiful blue eyes,
Beautiful smile,
Beautiful spirit,
That was Lana -- Cabana.
Missing you baby -- Glenna.
Remember our dance date in Heaven - Jeannie

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WATERSTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-13 published
HILLMAN, Donald Arthur, O.C., M.D.C.M., Ph.D., F.R.C.P., LL.D.
Died in Ottawa, July 4th, 2006, of complications from asthma and a rare type of pneumonia. Known and loved around the world as medical educator and mentor, Doctor Don had just celebrated his 81st birthday with his wife Doctor Liz and his family and Friends. He leaves three sons, Jamie of Manotick, Don (Ruth) of Ayr, and Alan of Ottawa, and two daughters Alison of Saint_John's, Newfoundland and Elizabeth (Paul COXWORTHY) of Saint_John's; grand_son Adam; sister Elizabeth (Douglas) WATERSTON and family; Dan (Jenny) WATERSTON of Guelph, Jane (Francois BREGHA) and Christy (Tom BEAVER) of Ottawa, Charlotte (Rob) TURNER of London and Rosemary (Phil KING) of Toronto and many great-nephews and nieces. Born in Montreal and educated at McGill, Don served overseas in World War 2, taking part in the liberation of Holland. With Liz, fellow paediatrician and fellow devotee to the cause of furthering child health worldwide, he worked for years in Kenya, Uganda, Malaysia, Laos, the Philippines, etc., interlacing overseas service with educational leadership in McGill, Memorial University of Newfoundland, McMaster University and University of Ottawa. Private funeral service will be held at All Saints' Anglican Church, Ottawa. A memorial service will be arranged and announced later. The family offers heartfelt thanks to the nurses and medical team in the intensive care unit Ottawa General Hospital, Doctor WHITLEY and Sarah WATERSTON. Funeral arrangements in care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry. Donations may be made to Ryan's Well Foundation or to a children's charity of your choice. Condolences/Donations at www.mcgarryfamily.ca or 613-233-1143

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WATERTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-17 published
Bill WATERTON, Test Pilot (1916-2006)
Former Royal Air Force flier was Canada's most internationally famous and accomplished test pilot, yet, 'to this day, he remains virtually unrecognized in this country'
By Buzz BOURDON, Special to the Globe and Mail, Page S8
Ottawa -- Diving over the Arc de Triomphe and down the Champs Élysées just 15 metres above the pavement, Bill WATERTON thrilled a huge French crowd gazing in admiration at his Gloster Meteor IV jet, then the world's fastest aircraft.
Flying more than 1,000 kilometres an hour over Paris on January 15, 1947, in a publicity stunt staged by his employer, the Gloster Aircraft Company, Mr. WATERTON, one of the world's top test pilots, added some upward rolls and inverted climbs for good measure.
There was no margin for error, wrote Mr. WATERTON in his 1956 autobiography, The Quick and the Dead. "The slightest error could mean the slaughter of spectators as the Meteor fell among them. Timing and precision were essential. The row must have been frightful as the Meteor shrieked over the city. For blurred split seconds I glimpsed upturned faces."
Flying around the Eiffel Tower, Mr. WATERTON, a Canadian who flew with the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, was close enough to see people waving at him. "But with an icy stab of fear I suddenly saw the sloping, almost invisible steel cables which guy the tower. In dropping my height to fly around the tower, I had missed one by no more than 12 feet. A bit closer and the steel rope would have sheared off a wing as easily as a hot knife slices butter."
The next morning, Mr. WATERTON climbed back into his twin-engine Meteor. "As I left the ground, things fell into their usual pattern: as though I had been given a powerful shot in the arm, tiredness and tenseness vanished, my brain was clear and my hand steady, and only one solitary butterfly flapped in my stomach -- the worry of possible failure."
He didn't fail, though. In just 20 minutes and 11 seconds, Mr. WATERTON established a new Paris-to-London speed record. His boss congratulated him with typical English understatement. "[He] shook my hand and said, 'Jolly good show, WATERTON.' I went to the pictures."
Bill WATERTON saw his first aircraft when he was 3. "I heard a noise. I looked up and there was an airplane. It was silver and blue, a Stinson biplane," he said in 2003. When he was 16, he paid two dollars in Camrose, Alberta., to take his first flight. He was hooked.
After two years at the Royal Military College of Canada, Mr. WATERTON went to Britain, took flying lessons and joined the Royal Air Force on June 10, 1939. Three months later, Canada declared war on Nazi Germany.
Posted to No. 242 (Canadian) Squadron, Mr. WATERTON flew in the Battle of France until he suffered severe head injuries on May 25, 1940, when he crash landed his Hurricane fighter near Dover. While instructing pilot trainees in Canada in 1942, he was awarded the Air Force Cross for "acts of gallantry for fighting with the Royal Air Force."
Things took off for Mr. WATERTON in 1946 when he was posted to the Royal Air Force's High Speed Flight, a group that was determined to keep the world's speed record in Britain. On September 7, despite an attempt by Royal Aero Club officials to disqualify him because he was Canadian, Mr. WATERTON flew his Meteor at an average speed of 988 km/h.
A defective port aileron forced him to "jam my left arm like a rod between the side of the cockpit and the stick. As long as my palm, wrist and arm held out, the 'plane could not alter course to the left. At 605 miles an hour, the agony was indescribable. It seemed as though every bone from the tip of my elbow to the palm of my hand was in the grip of a giant, remorseless nutcracker: this in addition to the spine-jarring bounce of the bucking aircraft."
He was awarded a second Air Force Cross. Five weeks later, he joined the Gloster Aircraft Company as a test pilot. Over the next seven years, Mr. WATERTON, the picture of a fighter pilot with his huge, upswept mustache, flew into aviation history by setting speed records and making the first flights of several new aircraft. The jet era was just getting airborne and test pilots quickly became heroes to a British public looking for excitement.
The tiny fraternity, which included Mr. WATERTON, John Derry, Neville Duke and John Cunningham, had all been war-time Royal Air Force pilots. They appeared almost daily in newspapers and newsreels and became household names.
"The sounds were different, the speeds were different, the rate of climb -- it was absolutely new. People just never experienced it before. The stars of the new jet age were the test pilots. Thousands flocked to see them and their records grabbed the headlines. Their achievements shaped the modern world of aviation," said a 1998 British Broadcasting Corporation documentary.
Test piloting, described by Mr. WATERTON as 'suck it and see,' required "a good pair of hands and you had to use all your senses sound, vision, feel, like the old days of flying by the seat of your pants. There was always an unknown with a new airplane," he once told the British Broadcasting Corporation. "You never knew what the hell was going to happen next. Hydraulic failure meant you had to belly land the thing at 150 mph, you got engine failure, you got high temperature, it was new ground you were breaking."
On June 2, 1952, Mr. WATERTON survived a spectacular crash of the prototype Javelin, the world's first twin-engine delta wing fighter. He found himself trapped in the cockpit as his fuel tanks exploded. "I banged around like a man gone mad. I cursed, pressed buttons, pulled, tugged and heaved -- but nothing would yield. Neither the jettison handle nor the canopy would give a fraction of an inch."
Nevertheless, he got out and managed to rescue the aircraft's data package, for which he was awarded a George Medal on July 29, "for exemplary behaviour and outstanding courage beyond the call of duty." He was one of only 30 Canadians to receive the medal.
But Mr. WATERTON's fierce integrity made him many enemies in the aircraft industry, both in Britain and in Canada, where he returned in 1949 after an absence of 11 years to fly the prototype Avro CF-100 Canuck all-weather interceptor, the first fighter designed and built in Canada.
Some Avro employees disliked the flamboyant Mr. WATERTON. He found he couldn't win on either side of the Atlantic. "In postwar Britain, he could never be more than an energetic, temporarily useful colonial. To Canadian eyes and ears he also seemed foreign more British than the British," wrote author Sean Rossiter.
Fellow test pilot Richard BENTHAM, of Flesherton, Ontario, believes that Mr. WATERTON "set the bar for human courage. His career was marked by his turbulent personality. Tact was not his strong suit. He did not play the game… he told it like it was."
While some aviation colleagues disliked his outspoken manner, he was Canada's most internationally famous and accomplished test pilot, Mr. BENTHAM added. "No one else even approached his record of achievement. To this day, he remains virtually unrecognized in this country."
In 1954, Mr. WATERTON quit Gloster after seven years as its chief test pilot. He felt underpaid and was disillusioned with the Javelin and the British aircraft industry. For the next three years, he reported on aviation for the Daily Express, but the newspaper fired him after his controversial autobiography was published. The aircraft companies had stopped buying ad space.
Mr. WATERTON's son, William, believes his father was brought up to be honourable and honest, and that he tried to apply the same standards to the air industry.
"I think he never really realized, when he left the Royal Air Force and went to private industry, that he was working for big business, where money many times overrides safety," he said. "He refused to compromise the safety of the aircraft."
He said his father also treated everyone equally, "from the factory sweeper, to the barons of industry, which didn't make him Friends."
After returning to Canada in 1957, Mr. WATERTON spent the rest of his life near Owen Sound, Ontario He never forgot the thrill of flight, though -- just himself and his aircraft. "One of the great things of flying is just looking at the countryside in the evening when the air is calm."
William Arthur WATERTON was born on March 18, 1916, in Edmonton, Alberta. He died of natural causes on April 17 in Owen Sound, Ontario He was 90. He leaves his wife Marjorie, sons William and John and stepdaughter Karen.

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